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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 15, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta tfeimrr THE LETHBRIDGE OAILT HERALD WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 15, 1917 Stampede Opening Week and Initial Fall Display Of the newest ami best styles in young ladies' and women's Fall Coats and Suits, Skirts and Dresses; Fur Neckpieces, Muffs and Fur Coats, Waists and Neckwear, Hosiery anil Gloves, Dress Goods, Coatings, Silks, etc. ALL THE RICH. NEW AUTUMN TONES SHOWN THIS WEEK IN GREAT PROFUSION AND IN A VARIETY OF CHOICE. BOTH IN STYLES AND PRICES FAR SURPASSING ALL PREVIOUS SEASONS* A CORDIAL INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO EVERY WOMAN VISITING THIS CITY TO INSPECT THIS SUPERB DISPLAY. A LOOK THROUGH CARRIES WITH if NO OBLIGATION WHATEVER TO BUY UNLESS YOU FEEL SO DISPOSED, AND WILL IF NOTHING MORE, PROVE A MOST EDUCATIVE AND INTERESTING EXPERIENCE. HANDSOMEST FALL SUITS PRICED NO HIGHER THAN THOSE OF THE PAST TWO YEARS. MANY WOMEN LOOK FOR GREATLY ENHANCEO PRICES THIS SEASON, BUT THESE SUITS ARE MADE OF MATERIALS BOUGHT FULLY TWO YEARS AGO, MADE BY THE FAMOUS NORTHWAY FIRM, WHICH HAS DEMONSTRATED ITS LEADERSHIP AGAIN THIS SEASON FOR STYLES, VALUES AND THOROUGH TAILOR WORK. Big Women's Suits Size* 40, 42, 44 and 46. Lovely quality fine Worsteds and Cheviots, In grey, navy, brown, green, Burgundy and black. At $27.50 to $37.50 Misses and Women's Suits Sizes 16 to 20 and 34 to 40. A particularly attractive line in pure wool serge and cheviots, colors navy, brown green, Burgundy, black, etc. Very special values at $17.50 to $37.50 SWELL NEW WAISTS A complete fall stock in Georgette, crepe do chene, Bilk, voile, &c, featuring styles that arc unusually attractive and shown in all sites up to 44. Georgette Waists. $6.50 to $10.50 Crepe dc Chene Waists, $3.75 to $9.00 Voile Waists ..... $1.48 to $5.00 Silk Waists .L..... $3.50 to $7.00 SPLENDID HOSIERY Almost anything one could wish for in boys' and girls' school hose, girls' five ribbed hose and women's lisle, silk, silk boot and cashmere of various grades. Lines bought long ago before the big advances were put on. Special Silk Hose ......$1.00 Extra heavy, splendid to wear, ladies sizes, in colors white, black, sky, pink, putty Palm Beach or grey. CLARKE & CO. Stampede Opening Week and Initial Fall Display The Ladies' Store Phone 453 612 3rd Avenue, S. GREAT VALUES IN FALL DRESS GOODS & SILKS WE HAVE FULLY PROTECTED OURSELVES AND OUR CUSTOMERS AGAINST TOP PRICES IN THESE LINES, BY PURCHASING ENOUGH TO SUPPLY OUR WANTS THIS SEASON AS LONG AS ONE AND TWO YEARS AGO. MANY LINES IN THIS LIST ARE OFFERED AT ACTUALLY LESS THAN PRESENT WHOLESALE PRICES. BROADCLOTH SUITING- Lovely, fine quality. Al- d�o fiA most any color. 50 in.......VvoUU GABERDINE SUITING- Excellent quality cloth, splendid weight for suits, skirts and dresses. Many new colors. 50 inch. �2 ^JJ DIAGONAL TWILL SUITING- Splendid weight, 50 inch. Colors green, plum and navy. An1 j� a Yard ......................V&itfU SPECIAL TWILL SUITING- 42 inch. Brown, plum, Alice, d�1 J/v navy, black, &c.............$1�4U VIYELLA FLANNEL- A lovely variety ot light ftC - and dark colors. At ...........vOC White Viyella at, per yd . 90c SPECIAL GRANITE DRESS GOOD*- 42 inch. Plum, green. *| m{* brown, blue and black...... WOOL CREPE DRESS GOODS- Fine pure wool. 44 inch. In d�n A|| taupe and blue. Special .....9���UU HEAVY COATINGS- Many beautiful new cloths in tweeds and plain colors. Puro wool. 54 inch. At ... $2.75, $3.50 and $5.00 yd. BLACK DUCHESSE SILK- Three special values selling at old prices. 36 inch. Lovely, fine quality.; At .... $1.75, $2.00 and $2.25 SILK POPLIN- 4 | AH the new fall colors, in brown, green, burgundy, blue, plum, sky,' pink, black, etc. 36 in. At____ )1W3 TAFFETA SILKS- Plain and shot effects. _ Extra fine quality in all the wanted d�� f|f| colors. 36 in. Special, yd.....)bi"U WONDERFUL SHOWING OF COATS FEATURING THE VERY BE8T MATERIALS WE HAVE EVER HAD TO SHOW. WOMEN ARE AMAZED AT THE QUALITY OF THE CLOTH AND THE VERY REASONABLE PRICES ATTACHED. LOVELY, HEAVY WEIGHT SOFT VELOURS, RICH PURE WOOL TWEEDS AND EXCELLENT PLUSHES SHOWN IN SPLENDID VARIETY OF STYLES AND 8IZES TO FIT bMALL, REGULAR AND EXTRA LARGE WOMEN UP TO 46. RICH VELOUR COATS In Burgundy, navy, etc. flreen, At brown: $25.00 to $10.00 HANDSOME TWEED COATS Lovely cloth in rich com' binatlon colorings. At $25.00 to $15.00 DRESSY PLUSH COATS Very popular again this season, lined throughout, all of best plush. $35.00 to $50.00 BIG WOMEN'S COATS Smart styles that are hard to get in big sixes, in velours tweeds, plushes, etc. At $25.00 to $17.50 II G0SSARD CORSETS The recognized loading line among all front lacing corsets. Sold only at this store iu Lethbridge. A model for every figure - now made In Canada and priced at l-'J less than similar Atnerlan lines on which you have to pay duty. $2.50 to $8 PRETTY FALL DRESSES A Most Attractive Lot Drosses for house or street wear, for afternoon or evening wear, in silks, serges, nets, crepes, &c. Young ludlcs, regular and largo sizes up to 46. Serge Dresses, $12.00 to $25.00 Silk Dresses, $15.00 to $30.00 Net Dresses, $15.00 to $30.00 Crepe Dresses, $22.50 to $30.00 SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY :: CLARKE & CO. The Ladies' Store Phone 453 612 3rd. Avenue, S. COMMISSION GOVERNMENT VS. ALDERMANIC GOVERNMENT Editor, ot The Herald. Sir,-With your kind permission 1 Would like to use a little more space In tout valuable paper, in which to analyze and compare the two forms of city government, commission and 1 ahfermanic. Since my last letter appeared In your paper on this subject, tutor with whom I have talked, agree �with my views in favor of the alder-manic form. It should be an easy flutter to determine which of the two forms has proved most satisfactory, as we have tried them both, by a comparison of their cost, representative-jiew and general efficiency. ,Coat Compared The salaries of the commissioners which compose our present govern meat aggregate about $11,000 per year. An aldermanic government Which would he composed of mayor and aix aldermen, should be of suf fletont representation for a city the 3ize ot Lethbridge. Their remunera-tion, I believe could be fixed in the city charter, also their term of office. , The charter might also provide that the city be required to publish a monthly report in the city newspapers, showing its receipts and disbursements of money. This would give the people the satisfaction ot knowing how and for what, their money was spent. I would be in favor of the mayor being elected for four years, and his salary be say |3,500 per year, and two ot the aldermen he elected for one year and two for two years and two for three years, and their remuneration fixed at J5 each tor every meeting attended, and not to exceed 52 meetings a year, this would mean a saving in salaries alone in favor of the aldermanic government of about $6,000 per year. Representation Compared In the aldermanic government Lethbridge would have 1331-3 per cent, more representation than it has in the present government. Lethbridge is in a class by itself as far as its forms ot government is concerned, no other city ot like Bize in this country, or in any other country on this continent is controll- ed by a government composed of three men. The fundamental principle of democratic government is, adequate representation in the government by the people governed, if this principle is right, which most ot us believe it is, then the principle of our present city government is absolutely wrong, for it lack sufficient representation of the people governed. Efficiency Compared In view of the fact, that nearly all the large civic improvements were undertaken and satisfactorily finished under the regime of the aldermanic government, should put this form of government's efficiency out of question. I shall endeavor to show the necessary, different methods employed by the two forms of government in transacting the city's business. Under the aldermanic government, if it was found necessary to send one or more of its members east, or to some other part of the country in the interest of the city, upon their return, they would be required to present their expense account to the council for consideration and payment. If in their judgment, the uc-count was reasonable, it would be ordered paid, but if it appeared to be A RED CROSS NURSE AND A WOUNDED SOLDIER MOWING HAY IX CHESHIRE, ENGLAND exorbitant they would have the right to trim it clown to what they thought should bo its proper size. But under our commission government, the commissioners can send themselves to the east, west, north or south in the Interest of the city whenever they consider it necessary, and upon returning, they must present their expense account to themselves for payment, which most likely would he paid without trimming or question. 1 am not questioning the honesty of our commissioners, as this is the procedure they must follow in such matters, under our commission form of government, but do you think it is a good method for the commissioners to. have to follow, for the city? In the matter of the city purchasing the Grace coal mine, I am of the opinion had the city been under aldermanic government, and a similar proposition come up, that it would never have reached the stage of being submitted to the public utility commls-[sion, and which would have saved their fee to the city. The aldermen, who would have been living amongst tho electors, would have known that their sentiments were positively and unalterably opposed to the principle involved in such a transaction, of tho city purchasing from one of its officials a property at a price that would have netted him a small fortune. If I am not mistaken, under tho old charter, no city official -was 1 allowed to speculate off the city. This clause should be in every city charter. I contend this Is no fault of the commissioners. It is another defect in our present form of city gov-' eminent. Again, in letting tho contract for the filtration plant, tho commissioners knowing that t>s people were not adequately represented by them in this transaction, were compelled to pursue a procedure that might be called irregular in the letting of this contract, by selecting a number ot dtizons to adviso with, who represented no one but themselves, hut under commission government the commissioners followed the best course possible. While under aldermanic government, the mayor and aldermen who represented tho people would have let tho contract, and would have boon accountable to the people for doing so. Which of the two systems of government would appear to ho the better in this case? As to the procedure pursuit , In' handling the Y.M.C.A. proposition, is good, and perhaps a better and more satisfactory method, wouuj have likely, been foilowa*-under alder. ; manic government. a*he wisdom, anil the necessity of tho city taking orer the Chinook club property on a km* lease, with option to purchase it at its expiration, is difficult to understand. The several moves made by tho city during the past few years, to larger and more expensive quarters which necessitated a large outlay of money, for moving and fitting tho buildings up for city office purposes, would Indicate that the city's business had been growing very rapidly. In what way the city's business has increased during the past few years to require the several moves of the city offices into larger and more expensive quarters, is another matter hard to understand. In view of the big slump in the price of city property which occurred a few years ago, and is still on, the tax levied on e improperly, necessary to meet the city's requirements, amounts to from 50 to 100 mills on the dollar on its actual value. This is not a healthy financial position for tho city to be in, and to better it, the price of city pro- perty must go up, or taxes must be reduced, the indications are, that taxes will have to make the first move, to accomplish this, the city's business must bo conducted on strict business and economic lines, and must not bo weighted down with dead loads of any kind. There is a street rumor, and no doubt tho commissioners have hoard it, to tho effect, that the Chinook club property was taken over by the city, partly, for tho purpose of releasing a few men of a liability, who had guaranlted the mortgage on the property, if this rumor is true, a fow men's interests were well represented, and many men's interest were well misrepresented, and shows another defect in commission government, which would have hardly occurred under aldermanic government. I am not making an attack on our commissioners, they arc ahlo men, and no doubt are conducting the city's affairs as efficiently as is possible under a three-man government. I hav<; pointed out some of tho defects in our commission, and I believe they are serious enough to warrant Lethbridge in reverting to aldermanic rule as soon as possible, on account of it being necessary for the legislature to make a change in the city charter, will cause some delay in making the change, but steps can be taken in this direction at once, by having a petition signed asking for, the change, and presented to our commissioners, to be voted on at the coming city election. Thanking you for your valuable space, 1 remain, Yours truly, H. GALVIN, One of the most famous artesian wells in existence is that at Crenelle, on tho outskirts of aPrls, which is nearly 1,800 feet deep. H. C. OF L. REDUCED BY NEW PERFECTION The high cost of living is being daily reduced by 2,500,000 housewives who cook their meals on New Perfection Oil Cook Stoves. With Ktyalile Coal Oil a New Perfictiiu will (ilk your mm Ifir film Sti JO tints The Long Blue Chimney givei perfect combustion. All the heat goes to the food-no smoke, net waste. Ailc these dealer*: ;^&'