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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta .Satnnliiy, THE LETirn'BIDCE DAILY HERALD WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED Kuduslve rights to dispose of lols In Subdivision li, mock I at a price, and terms thai ought lo Insure their immediate disposal lols inv situated on tith Avenue Xonb and Avenue A.' >Wlh. ivlthm ino yards of Kti-ett. I'rli-cs range from lo each with terms of 550.00 down'and balance of per UPPortunKy for anyone securing close- North Lethbridge Realty Co. 536 NORTH L6THBRIDGE To Exchange for Farm Land A beautiful ten acre Irrigated tract, in the Spokane Valley near I'ost Kails, Idaho. Five ncrc bearing orchard; good seven room house, good barn and oiit-uuilcllnKfi complete. One mile to Eighth Grade School, (iooil ideal homo place. Do you O, T.-LATHROP Farm Ltnds Stafford Block Urges that Change is Unclemo cratic and Also Unnecessary at Present Juncture Editor l.clhljridge Herald: question of our form of city government is now squarely be- fore the people. U'e are to be given a chance to say whether wo are going to stand by our present form or whether we are going to Introduce some form of commissio Two choice lols on lane facing- east on 18th" St. South, in Block L. Price each; Icnns cash, balance 6 and I'2 -months, at 8 per cent. Loans; 'Insurance and Real Estate Alberta Loan and Investment Co. Office St. H. Fire Insurance Plione 1214 Money to Loan CHEAP HOMES S room, 2 storey house, on I 1-2 lots, near Gitlbraith 575.00 cash. SL'5.00 monthly.' Five fully modern cottage, oil one lot, half block from car Hue, cash, balance iu live years. The C. B. Bowman Agency ta I nrtr n government either straight or dual commission. The question is of tremendous im- portancB and every citizen should see to it that his vole represents his rea- soned conviction in tne matter and not the mere idle opinion of a man who is ready to support the new idea simply because It is new ami looks plausible. The writer is frankly of the opinion that the theme of com- mission government and especially tho (straight commission Is unsound in theory.and will prove dangerous in operation. Ho does not claim to be wiser than other men but he believes in the fullest possible discussion and for (his reason he ventures to ask for a consideration of the case, as lie govern- City government consists of two de- partments: There Is to he no discussion and no revision. The Ideal Legislation The fusion of the legislative and ad- ministrative functions is unwise and unnatural., These two functions re- iiulre different types of mind. The ideal, legislator Is a man of wide gen- eral experience.- a man of good prac- tical sense of justice and a capacity for looking at things In a large com- proiienslve way. administrator sees it against commission ment. Just Think Of It! IVo lols-just off car line, close to: .school find .011 water: and sewer at per cash, balance, -i, 8 and jiioiiths.. R. V. Gibbons Co. Balmoral Block Lethbridge FOR SALE _ Farm of aeres near C.ranbrook, .15. C. .six miles from Jiailway station; 300 a ores natural hay meadow, balance wm'bo irriivjit- ed and converted into first class agricultural and fruit, land. mcnf" loontio" for a stock on Uie iino ot uie now sovcra- The Lund Land and Development Company, Limited WARDNER OR HIGH RATES OF INTEREST TO BUILD OR BUY HOUSES TO.PAY OFF MORTGAGES TO IMPROVE REAL ESTATE We GUARANTEE the time when your in- debtecfness will be paid off Office opening eveninos. Write, pllone or call. 'International 'Home .Purchasing j Contract Company, Limited i I-ETHSRIDGE OFFICE: 'Suite 1 Dominion Block Phone 1507 1. The legislative or law making department. 2. The executive or law enforcing department. t.'ndor our present system the coun- cil Is the legislative branch and the heads of departments with their staffs constitute the administrative branch. These two branches are found iu all state and national governments; and in order that ihere should be an effic- ient system of "checks and balances the greatest care has beer, taken to keep them distinct nnrl separate. In the English constitution the executive or'cabinet must report constantly to the House of Commons and continues to exercise its administrative func- tions only so long as It commands the support of the House. As a further precaution against hasty or selfish legislation the House' of Lords 're- views all legislation passed in the Commons. The fathers of the Unit- ed States constitution considered a system of "checks and balances" es- sential to good government and pro- vided for the complete separation of the legislative and administrative branches. The president and cabinet have nothing i.o do with the passing of laws or the levying of taxes. They simply administer the laws and ex- pend the money provided by Congress. Now the trainers of the commission scheme propose to centralize all auth- ority in thc hands of three men. These should have strong executive ability and lie should be a technical expert n the special field in which he is em- ployed. Under a scheme of covern- ment which provides for a system of checks and balances, lie is a paid uncial appointed by the legislative lody, subordinate anil responsible to hat body. The relation of the two ranches of city government should b iboiit tile same as that existing be ween the board of directors of a banl and the managerial department. The members of a board of bank directors probably, In few cases, would make competent cashiers, or ledger keepers but they are capable experienced bus iness men, whose' judgment in mat lers of general policy Is sound and whose presence at the board of dir ectors gives the public a sense of con- fidence in the business operations of the bank. Under ideal conditions "city fathers" act as a. sort of board of directors for civic afllairs. They stand between the executive of- ficers and the citizens safeguarding the .interests of the citizens as a board of bank directors safeguarding the interests of depositors and stock- holders. In considering the proposal to ab- olish the council we should remember that the passing of by-laws is not the only or even the most important of the functions of the council. The most Important function of the council is to exercise a wise, general oversight of city inspect and super- vise the working of the various exec- utive departments ,to consider ques- tions of policy, to investigate the meth- ods pursued or proposed, to guide and educate public opinion through the dis- cussions carried on around the coun- cil board. Straight commission makes provision for legislation either through autocratic Six-48 h.p. Taurims Ctr This new Torpedo-Body "Six" with its deep Gray Davis cranking and lighting system M a step ahead of anything yet offered to the Canadian buyer for 1913. The features that spei comfort tre there: Large, luxurious tonneau- comfort for 7 passengers: Hardly a quiver from the silent, smooth-running engine: Power-more ban you need The details are right, too (See the 9 Building in Canada puts this car on the market a price. The 35% saved in duty jjoes into or value-greater strength of frame-superior construction of ax es (front, Timken 'Roller Bearings; rear, floating inspection and machin- ing of the motor and running parts. W "The Car Ahead" THE "SIX Electric Utktimf Electric Crultinf Long Stroke Motor 127-inch 36 1 inch Tire Turkish Truffault Hartford Shock Abtorbers Plo.tinl Type Re.r Ail. Demountable Rims Tu THE "FOUR" Grir Davii Eiectrii Limits Loof Stroke Motor Dull Ignition Demountable Ritni EXTRA TIRE carried at rear Double-drop Frame 115-inch Whccl-bue dm "The Car Ahead" hope The same applies to the 1913 On its speci- fications, finish and equipment, the Tudhope Four should sell at It has Gray Davis Electric Light system, full elliptic, Vanadium steel springs, large wheels, long wheel-base and a smooth- running powerful motor. The equipment of ill Tudhope Cars ii more thin muilly complete Every car has a Speedometer, Engli.h clear "indihield and EXTRA TIRE, RIM and Cover ill carried at rear. three men are to make and administer the laws, levy and expend all taxes, decide all questions of policy and car- ry on the whole government of the Phone 1412 p. o. Box 531 J. Harris Co. REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE Steamship Agents C. P. R. Labor Agents and Gen- eral Employment Agency ROOM 3, BEGIN BLOCK LETHBRIDGE Below The Market 4 lols in Block 129, a I -S'ooO each: (onus lots in Block L, at each; lerni.s. A. V. GIBBONS PHONE 1425 Room "D" Balmoral Block commissioners or by direct legislation, hut makes 110 adequate pro- vision for the work of revision or supervision. The Weak Men 1 The advocates of commission govern rncnt will tell us tha't'Yho people w do the necessary, revising and snpei vising by means of the initiative, ref erendum and recall; but' the write contends that the people cannot do this work efficiently -and' Ms for a least three reasons: The people will not be well enough informed as to what is bcinto done to enable them to act intelli- gently. 2. Tho people will be without leadership or orgnnlxation and will not bo ;ible to reach any agreement as to what they want. 3. The people will not be able to take'Immediate action and any action they are able lo take will bo "correct- ive or remedial in character and not advisory or preventive as it shoul be and would he in the case o[ a; efficient check. And the rommissioners will no; check each other. This is a niatie of common observation in commis sion government cities, lion Glintoi White, of Sacramento, Cal., assign this as the chief reason why Sacra mento reverted to the council after Jy years' trial of commission govern ment. Bach commissioner desired a free hand in his own doptirtmenl nnd to get this freedom he was will- to udojit a policy of non-interfer- ence with the departments of his fel- ow commissioners. Commission 'gov. eminent means, practically, a system of one man government. 1C the com- nissioner is un honest, capable man. eflicient government will undoubtedly' esult, but wlutt assurance hnve we hat an dishonest official vill not, at find his way into "ice? Commission government Is ot Ruing to reform human nature Ion will still be influenced by mo- ves of personal ambition and self- Investigate these Canadian Cars. Get the 1913 fudhope Book and see the special values we offer. 541 THE TUDHOPE MOTOR CO., LIMITED OR1LLIA CANADA TUDHOPE-ANDERSON CO., LIMITED Brandon, Reglna, Saskatoon, Calgary, Current, Yorkton to cover "I> their mistakes than for one. It is to say that, the people will use the recall against a corrupt or incompetent commissioner. Thi is a slow, cumbersome procedure an, uncertain in. its working. Who is go ing to investigate the conduct of th commissioner and lead in the move ment against him? Who is going t( circulate the petition? Who is goin o spend tho time and money? T 'recall" a man is unpleasant bnsi less and the people would put, up vith a poor commissioner rather than offend his friends and stir up hart feelings in the city Commission government means that In order to secure a possible higher degree of business efficiency we turn over the whole government of the city into the hands ot three men whose legislative and administrative conduct is not subject lo review and over whom have no efficient check. It means thai we hire three men to do our thinking and planning and re ject the voluntary services of ambi- tions and public-spirited citizens who are thus denied the valuable training which the practice of the art of sol government affords. It means 'hat we turn our hacks upon the tinK.- honored British system of city government, a system umlei which Hritish cities are models ol good government, and that Accept i new, unproved, system which was Icvised to nveet conditions in tho IJnked States cities which do not ihtain here. It tu on us that we SO FAR BACK THAT NO ONE CARES TO MAKE ESTIMATE OF AGE shness. A corrupt or incompetent onimissiont'r. unriu-cked in the cxcr- sc of wide powers, has Creator cap- city for doing than an equally irrupt or incompetent council with sa power. H is easier in buy ono man than it is harder for seven men London, Nov. prehistoric dis- covery, which is likely to call forth even more discussion than the alleg- ed primeval paintings in Bacon1! Hole, has just been made public, scientist, living in Sussex, has (li covered in an old river bed in th eastern inland part oF the county, skull, which from Us formation an place of disc-oven-, is believed to h by far the oldest ever found in thi country. l'l> to this time what, is known a he Ipswich skull is believed to be the oldest, but If all-ihc finder claims be truth, the Sussex skull will prove the senior by about a thousand years. The bones ai'o very much thickci than in the skulls of modern men, and though found in fragments, it is be- lieved that the discovery forms part of (lie bones of a man who lived iu an antiquity remote no expert cures to put a figure to it. h is said for it, however, that it. certfiinly dates from tho -beginning of period, seeing Calgary, Nov. B. Sher- man has commenced construction on a theatre at Moose Jau that cost when completed a quarter of a mil- lion dollars. Excavation work has been started, and the local theatrical, magnate has announced that it will be carried through without delay. The size of the theatre building will he 100 by 12-J feet, and the theatre auditorium itself will be 75 feet across The proposed structure will be cap- able of seating persons. Calgaiy architects are said to planned the -building. The structure will cord- Jn'ne stores, offices and the theatre Excavation work is now under way. Contractor Giles has already moved p. considerable quantity of earth, and the 'work of laying the foundation for the proposed ten-storey building will follow when the removal of earth Is completed. It is understood that tho theatre low under construction will accom- iKxliite the play circuit now housed by the Sherman Grand. H will not bo before next year. uitf i HMS.OUOIII. pcrioa, seeing thatlht isnltv our city as similar ill bones were lying close to the bone; as Valley 40 acre Farms down, ajid to month, with (i IIPI- (..cut interest. Tluinvs a 40 aoi-e farm you iu the' tfniis Valley. tirf; fi. "home" that will pay for itself with- in n year. .Full particulars on application. T. E. PATTESON Stafford Block AGENT act fir to ;i ''soulless to 'ho run for dividends, forgetting tlmt Ihe of city government call for the exercise of qualities of heart and conscience as much as for bus nesf; acumen. Commission government, may men unwise inieriV-renee wiili tho deta working- of HIP executive department on the jKirt, ot" men who liaco n knov.-lodse of such mailers. It means ad expenditure of for commissioners' salaries, and (his when retrenrimient Is in air am a ijiiii'i. year, municipally, ahead of us. City Engineer Blamihavd, rt... inundent Held and Chief Davis prob- nbly can worry along another yeai without expert asslstnntc. Nothing is spoiling. us wait and get tho evidence of another year's experience with commission government In oth- er ciliOH. Youi'.s for public di.scu.suion, A CITIXEN. of one of the most ancient types of clpplifinl. The shiill belongs, roughly, to tho same age as the famous 1-leidel- skull, and resembles a Neander- thal specimen, though belonging to a much lower and more primitive type of mankind. Best Snap Yet 2 Lots, Arc. S., (London u-anbrook, N'ov. On Wednes day evening the boy scciits iu Uu. town hold a parade and wore Inspect- ftil and examined by Rev. and Hon. T. n. iKuengo, provincial secretary of mon government, communication welcome dealing with all phases of llie KdUor. thc boy scouts. Ulter In the evening :in address was given by this sen niiin to Iho officers and others iiifor- In the niovenu'iii in 'which ho set out l.ho latest tuid most approved supports commit nethods of Imiullliit; boys so as (o These lot's arc street level and must bo sold for .'ill cnsh as there is a sacrifice of made on the above price. Only one block from street car line. HOUSES TO RENT MONEY TO LOAN Reward offered for informa- tion leading lo tin; conviction of parties destroying our signs. The Dowsley Mulhern Land Co. Shftrlock Elds'. ,Sf. Phone 5-M point, o tmilerstaiid that whole affair was a big succor. ;