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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 4 1'JIE DAILY HERALD timsflay, iVovoinlH'i1 LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD DECEMBER 1907 published by the Lcthbrldoo Herald publishing Co., Ltd.. every lawful evening office, Sixth Street, Lethbrldoe, AloerU, Canada. PHQNEj Editorial, And Newt Department Director T. W. QUAYLE Managing Editor JOHN TQRRANCE Builneis Advertising Circulation And Job Departments 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATfiS 1 year delivered 1 by mail 6 t> months, by mall H-50 Addiessaa changed often as desired, but both new "d old THE DAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Lethbrldoe-Rftd Cross Drug Medicine M. "liuok Store; J. O. Robert- Co.; Jackson liitilru Hotel; People's Drug store; Kenny Allin. Co.; 11. W. Hamilton. Plncher J. UitcbtH; "K'evva "Company! D. U McCrea. Broi S19-Jlh Strett. Drug Book Jamlescra Company. Co., Klversido Avenue. Ferme, B. BeaL Alia on a.ll C.P.R. tralni Crarijrook, 5. and Atchluson. L. Diamond City Drug1 Co. Vancouver, B. THE WEEKLY HERALD Published eycry Wednesday In eifht of more pares, and contains summary of the news of the weeU. local and district 1 year in advance .........fl.50 3 months In advance months In advance Rats Seek Their Holes THE REGINA PROVINCE doesiO like the move of Premier Scott to investigate the election charges iu Saskatchewan. It went in- to a fury and declared it to be a 'scheme to whitewash the government. What is bothering the Province more ihaa anything else is that it, and all -ether tradiicers of the Liberal party, now ho confronted ivub. the task of making good on the vile charges made, or being shown up to the elect- orate in their true colors. Even sup- posing the committee were disposed to "whitewash the government if wrong were shown, that would not in tho least affect the evidence, and the Re- gma Province and other muckrakers would have full opportunity of pre- senting their evidence, and if there was Anything wrong shown up the Province could be trusted to give it flam.ins publicity and the electorate would get the story irrespective of .what tho finding of the committee would The Province- knows that it-has no proof of the charges it has been making, casting aspersions OTI the honor of ministers of the crown and others, and facing the possibility of being driven to the corner-it is vainly trying to prepare for the fall by decrying the investigation in ad- and frying to create the im- pression that it will not be fair. The charges were false and were delib- erately designed to injure reputations. The government has called the bluff, and the hluffers squeal. The electors of Saskatchewan can easily see through the game. OUR POINT OF VIEW What do ill I tho wfmlhliUCtt suuul tor any way? Souu1 tiro still tliluk- ins about their polu-y. With within (Ustiuico ii Is iibom tlino ihcro was ,i litllo mure noise being uwclu by tlto Thero is ait a'vvhil lot of -fault being I'oiiml with the it'll' coimnU, 'hut wheri il comes to prochjelnij farts the critics dike 10 tho'timbers of ambiguity, Haihviiy wrecks arc unpleasant whvrtvor they occur hut when ihu wrecking is near home Jind touches tlui folk UIH UTribKmoss of the luiuion is tU'ejily impressed. The HcniKI has heard of mayoralty wluJ (Jo not know the debit ironi the i-roilh side- of thy leilgur. liey are [lie kind of Candida res whti should be fleeted to slay lit homo. There is too much at stako. Austrlu will not wt'k war with Sor- via uiiK'aa she has It hi black ami whUtt that Gormany will rush to tin? rescue. There are some papers in Englum and sonio public uifii u'ho avo able t( seo through tho "olil thiK" jolte ;i8 t it; in C mi ad a, Don't vote for a eamlUlato on m- count of nationality. It has miihinv lo ilo with paying your taxfs or lixtiu tlio amount that shall lu1 jiaul. The debalo has atiii'ted at Oitiuva, ami if tho mtmboi'ft think this is like- ly to bo the last s< election there will h of talk. ssluu hfcforo nn unite a stream This session will see a number'of additional railway eharters granted to companies in the west. A few toss charters ami a few more railways would assist more iu the development of tho enuntry. VEST POCKET TALKS ON THE NEW CITY CHARTER Is Commission Plan Un-British T Civic Tendencies HE T13NDEXCY OF CITIES io- ivards the comiuissicn form of government or. at any rate, to] using whatever powers they possess to approach iis principles as nearly as possible may bo said to become ap- parent almost daily, it has been ask- ed why cities like Montreal should not be making any movement In the direction of commission government, return 10 ing system m vogue before "acd, accordingly, why a young city isio.' this beinlr government by the like Lethbridee should ba seeking to i city council and its commitiees adept it. A report in our columns The meeting is further yesterday from -Montreal furnishes a that it luraishc-s another made use of the following opinion. It wa.s that all felt that commission gov- eriimen't" 'would be best for the city, but if Quebec feit it impossible to Srant thjs_reform at the present time, had some suggestions to on the making of the present system more efficacious. Further the purely aldennauic sys- tem was condemned by the- speaker remarking that no one would care to return to the system in vogue before 'sufficient THAT IT.13 "UN-BRITISH" is the latest phjsction to be hurled at commission form of govern- ment which It is proposed to embody in the new city charter. It is argued that if the ratepayers of Uethuridge vote for the- direct commission plan Jiey will be "turning their hacks upon lime-honored British and adopting some new fangled and un- proveii "American scheme." This, it can easily be shown, is not ,rue, and even if it were, would it he any argument against the plan? Let is see! Is noi 'the history of the British history- of. their- material their political aud social institutions, in fact of every phase of their it not one long story of progress, of evolution, of improvement upcu what previously is not the very source of Britain's greatness her cosmopolitanism, her readiness and wonderful anility to as- similate that which is best and most desirable in other races aud in other countries, adapting it to her own re- quirements, blinding ir with her own institutions cr .Cdeas, as the case may be? Did not Britain obtain -her Jaw from Rome, her macheimuk'S from Arabia and Egypt, her philosophy from the Greeks and Latins, her lan- guage from even" civilized nation that ever existed? .Is not her government- al system a blend of the customs of the Saxons who name from the bants of the -and -the Xornians who came from France, developed and modified and improved -to .meet the needs and ideas of each succeeding generation? Even that great'code of "moral eth- ics has ever been Britain's source of strength and which guides the daily lives of so many of'her peo- ple, was laid down, no[ by an English- man, but by a Jew. To argue that "we should refuse to adopt the commis- sion form of government '.in Leth- bridge en the ground that it has been adopted by another country, is to ar- gue that Great Britain should have abjured Christianity. Great. Britain on one occasion, when she thought that she would benefit .by so doing, sent, to Holland and tm an- other occasion to Germany, for a king, while Queeii Victoria the Good sought a Prince Consort from a foreign conn- j try. It is the general practice for J British princes to bring home wives j from continental Europe, arid it is quite the thing tor the aristocracy of England to replenish their shattered fortunes by alliances with the wealthy American women. All of which simply goes to show that, even if the commission" plan of I government is a ''foreign" in adopting it, Lethbridge would not] he turning her back upon ''iime-hon-j ored British principles" hut would be i doing just the reverse, adhering j strongly to the oldest and'-soundest British principle, of them ail. But it happens that the commission form of government ccnfcrms'inore to British ideas than to American, it happens that opponents to the plan I in the United Suites have always i branded it as HG-American: in fact in! its early days, owing to its ment of the British principle of the concentration of executive and legis- lative -duties, it was often referred to in the States as the system: Discussion of this phase or the mat- ter, however, must he leii to the next article in this series. THE COMPANY Estate andlfivestmesits OWNERS OF NINGSIDE Suite 111 to 115 Sherlock Building P.O. Box 1979 Phoria 1291 We Own or Control several of tke very, "test located corner-properties on tnis avenue SEE US BEFORE BUYING Wilson Skeith C. P. R. AGENTS Opp. Alexandra Hotel Phone 1343 where tiual control has been a cause I In i: There is recorded a meeting of (riction between "between the numbers of the -.._. iegjslature anii representaiives of var- ihel bodies. One trying IG dis-! credit the other. Ther? was a fight i "'by making the controllers the real ad- piinistratora of tlie city. '.led. is no: In vogaa" in Montreal, what "e should like attention aous important organizaticns of the over every question that cam- up .ciiy. The latter were there to ds-{ tfce two parties pcllsd in different di-i taand a reduction of vhe powers ofjrections. The city -business accord- city conncil, and an increase snhngly. needless to sav, suffered uhe powers of ihe board of control! The Montreal meeting u only one ci the situs of the liir.f- shou-ins that t It may he said tbaL this has notfa- has its appeal in ihe i 15 to do Truh ccm-nissiou govern- j in tbe west, u may be that when it I m that ihe system, properly so j becomes universally adopted, the union showed by the bodies i luting ihe dual control hat Qthers Think Sam's ''Col." Parsons i Fernie Free Press) The reiiort that Canadian clergy v--iii reciprocate and honor Col. Sam Hughes vx-itu the title of "Reverend" j j lias not been confirmed. They "unghi j him a doctor of dlvlnitj, cr txcitement at Okctoks i Okotoks Review) Shorty Siewan's hen !aid an egg oa hoiiorary supertnteudent cf Temper-! Monday. Bot-i doing well. The Finances of Quebec (.Montreal Herald) The budget statement made by the Hon. Mr. Mackenzie adds cue more indication to those'that have already been given, that concern for the finan- cial crtdit of the province has been chief concerns of the men at the head of it. After fifteen years of consist- j c-nt effort in this direction, cuiminal- j ing in an actual repayment of sn old j liebt, and a i-ed'uction of interest j charged, at a time all of the intreasing oi'ligmions and esijendir-ires, ihe iirovincial trea-! surer is justified in the posi- tion he lakes iisat the securities of the province are eiuIUed'io the most f.ivorabie Trefiimeni ihiii can be ac-' t-blic in any money markei. keiman. Aime Geoffricn, K.C., favor." Sunday schoois. Consider the Advantages finger at t.or whispered: "Oae loci and ye'ro t A Magic Healsr an e ii two finsers o i-EKti fciiilsy is p. ar.o en To Shippers of Grain Before selling or shipping your grain consult JOHN BILLINGS CO. Grain Commission Merchants, Winnipeg and Lethbrldge Special attention given to consignments and prompt returns naiie after unloading of cars. Advances on all Bills of Ladiai if desired. Market prices by wire cr 'naoae. Odea at Messrs. Asauiia Lindsay's Dominion _ Block, L-etnbridge, Alia. Pfcons 1714. P. O. Boi 278. Local Hanager I. SALBEEG CANADIAN BANK 'OF SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. LODGE YOUR Title Deeds, Jlortgages, Insurance Policies or other valuables in one of these boxes ros IXFOSMATIOX APPLY TO Lethbridge Branch C G. K, Notirse. Mgn i.on ore oa" them weist :o sh-j ___________ __ POST OFFICE SOX Si Have You Your Storm "Gee- Von'rtr a wonder, I J and Deeoralori .nevor If r.os. it Is time yon wore iSvm for wincer ih cold wir.ds and is ROW ft ere ard ssorm wiir.ifows are WE HANDLE THIS CLASS OF WORK TO PERFECTION The Revlo Co, 3rd Avenue ;