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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 4 THE LETTIBRIDGK DAILY Saturday, LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED OECEMIER 1907 Published by the Herald. Publishing Co., Ltd., liwful evening Its office, Sixth Street, Lathbrldge, Alccrta, Canatfi. W. A. BUCHANAN Managing Director T. W. OUAYLE Managing Editor JOHN TORRANCl Buiincu PHONEi Sdltorlii, r Reportorlal And Department 1224 PHONK: Advertising Circulation And Job par tint mi 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION 1 year, delivered 54.00 1 year. V mail 13.00 1 month, delivered 35c. I month, by mull Addresses chunged as often as desired, but niW old addresses must ba given. THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALK AT Cross Drug Medicine M. JVortham. JJook Store; J. G. Robertson 'Cranbrook, B. and Jackson A Co.; Alas- Atchlnson. Hotel; People's L. Reineck. ahd store: Kenny Allln. Young Co.; R. W. Hamilton. Hincher E. J. D- K MeOrfia. Taber Broi. Vancouver, 9. World Wide News company. Minneapolis Brown ic. Brown, 2I9-Uh Street. Drur A Book JainiesOtt Company. Fernis, B. C. Percy Bent. Co., 705 Riverside Avenue. Also on alt C.P.R. traini THE WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday in eight oFnYore pages, and contains summary of the news of the week, local and district 1 year in advance .........J1.50. 3 mouths In G months iu advance........75c, Aid. Bowman's Opportunity all. we are ,T T HARDLY seems necessary to X comment upon the action of the Board of Trade in the market question last night, nor lo impress upon die city council the necessity of taking immediate action as has been requested by the hoard. It was pleasing to nee the whole-hearted sup. port which the public market received last nighi from a representative body o[ citizens, it was also a pleasure to see Aid. Eoxvman In the front rank at the meeting, and see him cast his vote in favor of the market. U is hoped, and the Herald feels sure of his action, that he will carry some of the enthusiasm for the movement into the iiext meeting of the coun- cil, that before he leaves his aldrtmanic seat at the end of the y ar he will have dons- something to- wards getting immediate action on this movement. The Herald for several months past has advocated a public market. The Herald is likewise known as a mixed farming advocate. Now to advocate1 the one is to advocate the other, for possible. they are dependent on each other, and the Herald hopes that the hopes oi the farmers as well as the people will he realized through the early establishment of a public market place in Lethbridge. We have the assurance that the market has been a success in smaller centres'than Lethbridge. We know that irrigated farm lends itself specially to truck farming, 'where market, 'produce is raised to the best advantage. And more important than assured that the marke OUR POINT OF VIEW Jt would work Injury to this city ihoro by any cleavage -between the cliy council and Hoiinl of Trade. Let t-liero be united action. Tho Hoard of Trade did tho grac- ious thing last night iu aokuowledg- ing the services oC this retiring presi- dent, Mr. Cunningham, iii so'lltting a manner. TUo president has been a iiaru and consistent worker. The calamity on Mendenlial culls for the heartfelt sympathy of th community. Two families of smut children left without a bread winner am! two bright lives eut off in man hood's prime. It was a sad accident. LothbrlilgV needs a market. Tho street railway solves tho dliltcultj provenjcd citizens from patron Izlng It occasion of a former oxporiwent. The Decision of tho Chicago coiirtb In connection with tho ralc-s of the .Modern Woodmen of America will bo d news to many iti Southern Al- berta .who joined-tho order on the strength of assurances as to the rntu to be paid for insimiuce. Some Can- adian orders are also in r6bellion against rates and in it all bo old line companies are smiling gladly. Tho Calgary Alberlan nominate; Dr. Brett of Banff for the Senate. The [ovenmieiH is not likely to bo influ- enced much by the recommendation of a Liberal paper, but it could do vorse than accept the suggestion, lie certainly bring greater honor the body than the Calgary man hose name Is frequently mentioned, Mr, Mlchener, OonaiTVtUlvo leadei in Alberta, Is from ill tieultli and will seek restoration in Califor- nia. All AlhnrhiiiH irreSllCCtiVO Of politics will wish -Mr. Mlchenor specify recovery. If there is any doubt as to tin validity of bylaws jnissed by tho ell) council to peddling durinj, certain hours of the day so as (o pre- vent competition with a civic market provision should be made for socur Ins ainplo powers in the new charter The market would be a public mHIt) and monopoly is justified under the circumstances. Premier (Scotr. is yoing the righ' way to vindicate his honor and that of hla party in calling for au inves- tigation Into i.iu> ciiiti'ses ttiat hun- dreds of British were, din- enfranehiiied in tho provincial con- test, Tho election was discussed in connection with the debate on the address in the legislature and no member of the opposition as much as hinted at irregularities. On the other hand the lion, gentleman is also doing the right thing in his effort to aho'w up the work done in the province by the then Minister of the Interior and his cohorts. BETWIXT AND BETWEEN If the city solicitor had not put ai considered in those times as the rimp iiuthe aspirations of a certain ady, name unknown, who saw fame iid honor in holding the fii'st seat on he Lethbridge school board ever held y a woman, the ballot would have ten so long that special ballot oxes would, have been required. All ie "prominent" men of the cit.v have been falling over t hem- elves for a chance to sit at thy same .ril with a member of the fair sex. can be made a success because th street cars -make it available to every one. With these things In our favor ther is no reason why the council shouli hesirate to adept tho resolution o the board, 'and get ready to usher i the spring with fresh and butte and garden produce oirour own mai ket, grown by our own farmers, am traded direct from the producer ti the consumer each can .gi Iicme feeling that he has received a better bargain than was ever bsfor JX THE MATTER of the commis- sion form of government 'there appears 10 he some indecision among- curtain ratepayers, and we may "cc- right in stating even among apme of the candidates for the civic coun- cil. This we believe to be greatly due as :o form of government would be more serviceable. In this matter, however, there does not seem much reason for wavering.1 U is best to be guided by the exper-, ience of other cities which havej adoptc.i the system. To note this we Have the Issue Narrowed continuous friction between the alder men and the commissioners. The same might equally well happen in tbe dual or hybrid form of commis sion government. A careful perusal of the "vest poc kel" talks published m our issues can have only to turn our eyes to ing, and it would be well that cities of the States. Here, starting thing which would tend to eu from the city of Galveston in Texas which Set the example in HI02, the pure form of commission government lias been adopted by clos. hundred other cities. Though the systems differ in detail the main Uriu'JipIc obtains as inaugurated in Oalveaton. In this city ,the council has been abolished, and the municipal povernment lias been vested in five ram miss ioners elected by the citizens, ono of whom is mayor, and th others are in charge of the various depart- menls. Committees are accordingly dispensed with, and tho removal of may regarded aa a wise step in t.h0 production of etliclency and narrowing of responsibility. We have already cited cases where tho matter of dual control in this not but have helped to make the merits of the straight or pure form of commission government apparent to all. There is this virtue, at any rate, in it, that the ratepayers them- selves are placed In the position of having direct say in the manage- ment of affairs. The simpler a sys- tem the easier for its efficient work- any mber- sonieiiess should be eliminated. We may here suggest that it would be a good phm for the different muni- cipal candidates to not only distinctly state their views to the ratepayers as ip which form of government appeals to them, but likewise, give them rea- sons for saying so. This would be a guide and a great help to voters in coining to u decision. The ratepayers have expressed rheir belief in the commission form of government, and it is important that the now council should he unan- imous in carrying out their Wishes. Should it so happen that the new body la composed of- men some In favor nf the straight commission, oth- ei's for the the remainder against any form of commission, there King David says he is sorry to see a three-cornered light for the mayor- alty election. Two men make enough liars, but when an elector has to pro- mise to vote for three, which they nil do, it is too much like a wholesale "Is your husband cross? An irri- table, fault finding disposition is often due 'to a disordered .stomach." So reads an ad. Tell him to. stay home from the club. Too many orders are apt to cause disorders. do happen. Such things Here's how Jim Hill, the railway magnate, made his fortune. Read it then let us all get busy, and' make Letlibridge a railway centre: "I dropped everything when op- portunity knocked. 1 was not .dis- mayed by obstacles, ily advice to the struggling young man would be to have absolute confi- dence in himself. Without con- fidence one may as well give up." J. Hill. Now, if someone would only tell us how to buy a Christinas present worth seventeen dollars for three dollars and fourteen cents! The editor of tho Pincher Creek Echo" gets frothy at the mouth be- cause a news item appeared in an eastern paper a Lethbridge c atelhie claiming that all the prizes for hard wheat at the Congress were won in the Lethb-ridge. district. The editor relieves himself of some hot roast with a sky blue color pervading, and goes on to show that the Pincher Creek district has it over thp district immediately surrounding Lethbridge about as bad as Wilson had It over Tafi in a recent -encounter. Now thp Pincher Creek editor takes a smaller view of the whole affair than Lethibridgeites dp when they mention tho Lethbridge district. The Lethbridge district in generally irict which looks to Lethbridge as its distributing centre, and in that event Pincher Creek is included. No at- tempt was made to rob Pincher Creek district of the hoiior and glory it won at the Congress. Tiie people of Leth- bridge are glad they got it, but at the same time it might be well for our critical friend to remember that II Lethbridge had not spent some or there would have been no session of the .Congress at Leth- Irridge, and 'Pincher Creek would not get the glory. There was a hot little time in the old town the other night when, .the Hoard of Trade executive ter the scalp of the city council be- cause the city xiada hart not come up to the scratch with a solid cast-iron proposition respecting tho industrial sites. Tim 'iads were drawn and quartered, and lucks were more .-nu- merous than compliments. Taking it all together it is a pretty rum arrangement between the boost- ers' aggregation and the city fathers. The board 'works its head off to get some prospective industry all lined up. They come to a point where they have to produce the goods or back; up. in the meantime the council; THE STANDARD SECURITIES mrvir tuwrAHi Real Estate and Investments OWNERS OF MORNINGSIDE Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phone 1291 We Own or Control several of the very best located corner properties on this avenue SEE US BEFORE BUYING C. P. R. AGENTS Opp- Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343 iion for the protection of the salmon hasn't heard anything atoout it at all, jn Columbla rivor. Vor many and by the time they are lined up and ycars Oregon pleaded with her the optically highly trained Intelectual and representative legislature to do something, and they did. They drew their salaries right along. fish ready to talk business, Mrs. Prospect- ive Industry has lit out for parts un- known. It's like a man trying' to lift him- self by his own boot sirapy, and to a casual observer is in the asiu UG category. The brass tacks on the whole busi- ness is just this: the end the coun- cil is the body that has the say about any industry. They are the only peb- bles on the beach when it comes to handing out the real hot stuff to any industry. Now why in the name all that is good and gracious should they not handle the matter 'first as last the way it is done in Calgary and Edmonton and Hat and Sas- katoon and. a few other live cities on the prairies? OE course it is very nice for tho Board of Trade to get part of tho honor and the glory ant the city council the rest, but up to the present opportune time the ar- rangement lias not been so satisfac- tory that one could write a 'book about it. Cur out the rj nibbling, pull to- gether, and Lethbridge will he a new place at the c-nd of a year. country oven when not under the must ..ecessarlly be a divided and designation real commission form house, and what is prim- -1 las been shown lo be! Crlly desired might become difficult mvuectutf, in that it or accomplishment. A Correct View mHE OPINION'S on the Canadian ahlps are absorbed into the J. naval policy expressed in tho press of Groat Hritain an; many and varied. Considering that the pol icy has not been yet officially an nounced it may be taken that UK views given to the public aro guided by sentiment. This sentimmit however, is the same, in that the Do- minion la accorded the desire, com mon to all parts or-the Umpire, to take a part In HH defence. But the mode in which that (lustre should be expressed- calls for a divergence of views. However, that taken by the Pall Mall is one which is most rational, and may 1m regarded as a correct standpoint. This journal is a Conservative and, accordingly, wo are safe from any Insinuation of prejudice in agreeing with the point of view It has taken. When the Pall Mall Gazette argues that whole movement, for Kmpiro defence and union will be ruined if the Canadian1 sible. suanl, and kept clamped to tho North Kca and the Mediterranean, we feel that it states the caso rightly, In the help rendered towards streng- thening tho empire defences. It should be part of Ih0 srhom0 t0 cultivate the Umpire .awJrit. This is the spirit which makes each individual consider it to, bo worthy, as far as ho can, to take a personal and active share in tho defence of the ICmm'rc of which he is a citizen. This can only be lost-erwl by a Canadian built and Can- adian manned navy. Paying a con- trihution for tlie'buildiiiK of ships is only tt show of arm chair patriotism; It Is not, (.ho veal thing. Tho lOmpIrn wants men an well ;IK ships. Tho former can only he ob- tained by creating the sea spirit, and without a navy confined to our own shores, ami avail.tblo for Imperial ilc- fencd when called upon, tliu cultiva- tion of this would be n-axi to Impos- VEST POCKET TALKS ON THE NEW CITY CHARTER were being exterminated but the devil u hit did they care. "Conflicting interests on the upper and lower river stood in the way a-nd the legislature was afraid to move. Six thousand fishermen at the mouth of the river, to keep the inheritance to themselves, covered the mouth with gill nets so deep and so wide, that only a mud cat could tunnel his way under or a flying fish fly over to go up the river to spawn. What fe'w did get by did not live long. As soon as they -reached the upper river cun- ningly devised fish wheels scooper Ilieni into a toboggan slide, and thence To Shippers of Graie Before selling or shipping your grain consult JOHN CO. Grain Commission Merchants, Winnipeg and Lethbrldgo Special attention given to consignments and prompt returns made after unloading of cara. Advances on all Bills of Lading If desired- Market prices hy wire or 'phono. Office at Messrs. Asquith 'Lindsay's Dominion Block, Lethbridge, Alta. Pnona 1714. P. O. Box 278. Local Manager I. SALBEEG Into cans. The people pleaded and] R wju be tQo fato act wjth The legislature 'for political jusUce Qr for much of Justifies It1 OMB P-EOPLK. not the same people of course who oppose 't on the ground that it too much power in the hands of a few men, oppose the commission form of on the ground that tho nitiatlvc, referendum and recall fea- ture places too much po'sver in the lands of tho people. The poopln, limy arguo. can ho to vote for anything Hint IK put up to them and are ton fickle to lie on trusted with such trrniRiulous powers. I'jXpfiritMiro IUIH proven, however, that wherever the Initiative ami re- been adopted it lends, j; the citizens' Interest anil destroying par- ferendum >y (k'Telo n public j tisanship and foolish controversy, to c< Hoato ,and nlcvnte tho ,wholij elect- orate in this Korluus buHinc.48 of government. Tho remedy for Ih0 ills of democracy, it hua been discovered, in more democrRljs; The state of Oregon has used the nitialive, referendum and recall now for nearly ten yea re and its exper- ience has been that the people oxer- s a discriminating judgment, in all matters submitted to them worthy or the wisest elected body that ever sat, mid surely no one will argue that Uie people of Canada arc less capable' of self-government than arc. the people of ilif: United Slates or the people of Alberta or Uthhrfdgc than the peo- ple of Oregon, The following Instance of tills dis- cr initialing judgment on the part of tho electorate was not a city but slate-wide but the initiative? and referendum works out, tho same whether tlio application is coun try- wide, provlnoe-wido or merely city- wide. It was given in an address In Winnipeg HOIIIO months ago by It. (J. Coulter, of Portland, Oregon: 'Tor many years efforts had been put forth to Kocurc adequate legiala- jigged. did nothing. It might cost them a few votes at election time. "But selfishness came to tho rescue w lere 'representative failed. When the initiative came into force the gill nctters, to -protect themselves, filed a law to prohibit, up-river w icels. 'Immediately, not to he out- tmie, the upper river fellows filed n aw to protect tlie Bill nettcrs. "And Ihen there were wails am howls. All the good people who do not trust the people said: 'There now, sets what you have done with your old initiative and referendum la'w; nit a club into the hands of those people to club one another. Oh! we Oiew it would ho so; the people on't know enough yet for real self government.' "But on election day the people -went forth to vote with their hearts ben on saving the fish only, and vot- ed 'yea' on tooth laws, to the astonish- menl of the lawyers who thought that they could endorse only one. Thtrn- the people stopped the whole busi- ness at one stroke." it will doubtless bo turnsti over at once to other 'purchasers at current market prices; in :other .words, the "melon" will hare been "cut" and eaten. ling hut to collect for it from the'cani- merco of the country. If anything ia to be done to prevent the accomplish- mcnt of the scheme, or to try to .pre- vent it, tlie wheels will have to bo sot there will remain then noth-j lay. in motion without, much further de- Now or Never (lyUmonton Bulletin) Tho C. P. R. is to offer tho new is- sue- of bargain-counter, ,siock to the slmr-e loiders early in tho new H t ie government intend to make any move to .prevent, the carrying out of tho arranged deal il Is they wero about it. At'ttr the stock has passed into the hands of the share- Lethbridge Section Will he held-on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26th AT 8.00 P. M. In ST. AUGUSTIN'S HALL. To 'Organize this Movement in L'cUihi'idgc. Everyone (Ladies' included) inlorostiid in tlio movement cordially lo ntl.end. The Chair will be lukcn by C. F. Esq., 1C. G. Acting Secretary, K. Davies, P. 0. BOX