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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta y, Dcccinlit'r 2, 1912 TTTT; rE iE DAILY To the Electors of the City of Lethbridge Wo are a candidate Cor the office of Mayor of our City because tlio citixens under "the most; trying terms that a plebiscite vote couiu be taken on three distinct occasions pro- nounced themselves, by a laro-e majority in favor of STRAIGHT'Commission Clovbni- incnt and because at the last two municipal elections practically every member of tho. Council wiis pledged to give tho City commis- sion form of government; at the earliest pos- sible moment. Tho present council practi- cally ignored the plebiscie and the individual pledges by only beginning to-consider the JVew Charter at the last moment and then throwing up its hands on the psendo excuse that it did not know what the people wanted: Wejiavo the impression that this is only a ruse to sidetrack the question of Commission Gov- ernment. This is not a personal matter with us. We have no inurbane feeling towards anyone in this connection and are only endeavoring to further the interest of the city as see the necessity for a change in the System of City Government. We shall be glad to meet and discuss our views with any ratepayer at his or her con-; venj.ence.. The door of our homo is open to all at all times to anyone who wishes to see us in respect to onr platform or any other matter. stand for a Police Commission, .as advocated by the city press, composed of the Mayor, the District Judge, and the Police Magistrate. stand for BOOSTING and are strongly opposed'to BOOMING- our city. stand for progressive, but economi- cal government. stand for a close scrutiny of all lin- ancial-affairs and complete publicity in all accounting in all departments', independent- ly, and in relation to each other. stand for Commission Government as it is practically in effect today and giving splendid results in the city of'Des Moines, la., with such few alterations as would better suit Lethbridge conditions. Briefly it is as follows: Three independent commissioners or superintendents elected directly by the people, subject to the EE- CALL. The three commissioners jointly, are an. advisory committee to each one of the three departments. Por Legislative purposes the three commissioners automatically be- come a board of aldermen. All legislation is sublet to the INITIATIVE and tbe REFEE- Under these conditions the rate- payers have control all the time, whereas- in the Aldermanic System the ratepayers li'avc absolutely no say or control excepting on election day. By this system wo have direct responsibility fixed on each commissioner singly and on the three jointly, so that there can be no "craw-fishing" or shunting blame. If there is any virtue in the Aldermanic System, we retain enough of it to let these virtues have full sway. INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER''c6. OFFICIAL REQUESTED FURNISH INTERESTING DOCUMENTS C'liirago, Nov. C. president of ihc International llar- vrster company of Ami'rk'a, boro. yes- terday the brunt of a severe crcss-ex- amimition by Kclwin P. Orosvcnnr, assistant lo Attorney-General lirforc Special Examiner Tay- lor at. tiie hearing Oi the government's What, the Initiative, Referendum and Rcall Means Tho following extracts from tho John, N. 13., city charter show th scoim of tho initiative, referendum find recall, and should Lo of genera interest at this juncture: Initiative Any proposed new ordinance or by law may be submitted to Uie coimci by petition iilgned by duly cmailllcLl voters, entitled to vote and 'eiiual In number to not less than twenty im cent, of the total number of persons dissolution suit, developed as a who voted at the final election then I result, ot Mr. -llnskln's examination held. If such petition be filed in jlbat the government..Is. .l.nying .great, the offloo of the city clerk and con- k liwciuest that tbe proposed new inately 100 letters from leaser offl-1 byhlw If not d tllo 8hal, be submitted to a nf ?l vote of tho people, the council ol about iwoanil one-half years, from December, .1003, to .lanuary, 1805. pro- A Slayer to Mr. McCorimck- and .Mr. Deeriug. The letters, it'was 'said by vided said ordinance or bylaw be one which It hap a right to pass, shall; Pass said ordinance or bylaw without alteration, within twenty .Mr. Ci'rosvenor, days U'e'attachment of the city ii'K, suppression of competition certificate of sufficiency to various paris of the country and 'to suoh methods'Or handling agents" who '.vc.ra ('b) 'he city clerk selling other than International attach to the petition itccom- eliines." panying such ordinance or 'bylaw his Mr. Ilaskins was directed to gel cf Bufllclency, the council these letters and produce them at the E''a" c'a" a special election, unless a jjj-civic election is to be held within j thirty days thereafter, and at such hearings when they are Chicago two weeks from date. Mr. Ilaskins was directed to pro-! special or civic election, If one L duce a report of the executive 'couv-' be hel-d, such ordinance or bylaw raittco dated July .10, 11103, in which stall be submitted without alteration it was intimated that change's- were to tile vote of the electors of said city, made from a sales committee to some Tile ballots used when voting upon other method in the. management I the sales department. YOTJES TRULY.. W. D. L HARDIE of said ordinance or byla'iv shall con- tain these words: "For the ordinance or (stating the nature of the proposed ordinance or bylaw.) if a majority of the qualified electors vot- ing on the proposed ordinance or by-, law shall vote in favor thereof, such ordinance or bylaw shall thereupon become a valid and binding ordinance or bylaw of the city, and any ordin- ance or bylaw proposed by petition, or which shall 'be' adopted by a vote of the people, .cannot be repealed or amended except by a vote of the peo- ple. Any.number of proposed ordinances or bylaws may be voted upon at the Montreal, Dec. l.-Wilh reference to same election, in accordance with the tlio statement in Sir Ilk-hard Cart- provisions of this 'section; but there APPARENTLY WAS MISINFORMED AS TO REAL CULPRIT AT RIQEAU HALL wright'.s recently published volim.o 'Reminiscences shall not be more than one special casion Slr S.L-" Pr .Joseph Pope has written a le t er o CT U flic press which vindicates th, cx-pre Jon lor tllcv mjeal o! any such orilin- mier. In addition to Ills own letter, ,or ?or Sir Joseph has given out for publica- to be votcd "I10" at M-v suc- lion letters were passed be- general civic' election; and iVu 11 iin..t .n 1-1 v. uussiru nv- Itween Sir .John and Prin- shoilld such l-ropositipn so submitted receive a. majority of votes cast thereon at such election, such onlin I cess Louise after the latter had turned to England and post dating luuiuu MJ iiaigiann ami post dating aum ui um- lltc incident referred to in Sir Rich- bylaw shall thereby bo re- ard's book. Tills correspondence deals Healed or amended accordingly. When- by the except sucli to tlie Immediate prcHcrvutlcn of tlio public health, safety or peace and which contains a statement of urgency, shall go into effect until the expiration, of tweiuy day a from the ime of itu dual passage by the coim H, during which Umo It shall bo on flic Ii) the of Ui0 city clerfc. for public Inspection. If during the said twenty days, a petition signed by duly flimllflod voters entitled to vote and equal in number to twenty per cent, of tho total -number of per- sons who voted at tho election hen last held, and protesting against bo' passage of such ordinance or by- aw, shall be Hied In tho office of the city clerk, such ordinance or byla'w hall be suspended from going Into operation, and it shall be the duty f the council to reconsider the same, nd if IL IB not entirely repealed the ouneil shall submit it, as is -provided i subdivision (b) of the preceding octlon to the duly qualified voters or ie city, entitled to vote and the said, ordinance or bylaw shall not go into! effect or become operative unless a majority of tho voters qualified as aforesaid voting on the same shall vote Ju favor thereof. The vote upon such an ordinance or byluw at a spec- ial election shall be taken by ballot In answer to the Question "Shall the or- dinance or bylaw (stating- the nature of the same) take which shall be printed on the ballot after the list of candidates, if there be any. Peti- tions under the provisions of this section may consist of one or more dis- tinct papers. In each of such papers the ordinance or bylaw, the passage of which is protested, shall be set forth or referred to, and all such pa pers filed in any o-ne day shall be deemed to be parts of the same petl tlon. Such petitions shall be signed, sworn to as to signatures, examined re-examined, presented to the council. shall have the city clerk's certificate of sullicieiicy or insuOlciency attach ed thereto. Recall maycT or any commissions may "be removed 1'rom office at any- time by the voters qualified and en titled to vote at civic elections, and the, procedure to effect his removal shall be as follows: A petition signed by duly qualified voters, entitled to vote and equal In number to not, less than fifteen per cent, of the total -number of persons who voted at the Hnal election then last held, demanding an election of a successor to the person sought to be shall be filed in the office of the city clerk. Such petition shall contain a general statement of the grounds upon which the removal is sought. H need not be on one paper, To The Electors of the City of Lethbridge LADIES AND CfENTLE-MEN: At the request of a largo number of ratepayers, I have decided to allow my name to stand for nomination for Alderman. F respectfully solicit the7support and influence of the ratepayers in the forth- coming elections. v If you see iit to elect me I will use my best ability in the interests of this city. Yours respectfully, ARTHUR HAYR trovert tlie statement made "Reminiscences." with mischievous statements publish- evcr ordinance or bylaw or pro- but may consist of several distinct ed in certain "yellow journals" in the Position is required by this act to be each containing the said cle- I. S., insinuating Lady submitted to the voters oC the ci mand nnd substantial upon tho name alii luad made herself obnoxious to the election, the city clerk sha Princess during the hitter's stay in cause such ordinance cr bylaw or pr Canada. Princess Louise deplores position to be published'ouco In eac llioso inventions and concludes her letr- of the live days before the submission ion of Sir Joseph, sufficient to con such ordinance or bylaw or propos tion to be voted on. Petitions under tho provisions this section may consist of one c more distinct, papers. In each of sue papers the ordinance or bylaw, th passage of which is requested, shal be set forth or referred to, and al such papers liled In any one day ii the office of the city ckrk shall he deemed to be parts of' the same pe tition. Such petitions shall be sign ed, B worn to as to signatures, exam ined, re-examined, presented to th council, shall have the city clerk's certificate of sufficiency or insuffic- iency attached thereto, and may bt. REPORTED TO BE BUYING SITES IN CENTRE OF MONTANA METROPOLIS Falls, Dec. 1.-Another real wPPjemented m the same manner as stDte option in which the Medicine fl ed um f 34 of flat and Toronto capitalists headed lhis 'acl' Any or bylau by T. S. Cousins who bought imtlcr this Curtin lots cm First avenue sectlon bir the councillor by the vot- bccamc known yesterday. This one af- ers' prescribe such penalty for fects a lol at the corner of Second ils iis council shall have CZAR'S BOY IA London. Nov. correspondent of the Dally NCWE says: "From an excellent authority Ihave been able tos learn the facts regarding the health pf the Czarevitch. He has one covering of sjda too few, aucb as wes the'case with the late Duke of Albany. Ths skin deficiency is ag- gravated by tho difficulty of confining QXtravasattpJi cf blood Io the groin region, -tvhich caused superficial j in flam motion extending to the top of the abdomen. This condition and the extreme slownpss of dlmiinution in tho joints lo much constituiion.il! dnbility. I' "Wiili hip hone it is j nol known yet whclhcr-lhe trouble is j due to defective or wheth- er it threatens to be tubercular. It is declared that nothing points to danger to tlie boy's life and that the years of boyhood may brlns better symp- toms, but, he has the extreme nervous activity often seen in children who j tire, destined to live long. I "Any notion of thanksgiving as some of the loyalists desired, for Ills recovery, has been severely suppress-' ed. Ho is to be regarded as an in- valid child, aud in a vague way peo-' pie have come to believe the boy ie not to be tho Czar, as Inevitably as the stories circulating of predictions of religious mystic? and such like that Michael, the Czar's only'brother, will reign. Michael Is morgautlcally allied to the divorced wife of a Russian cav- alry officer and has two children by her. He takes no part in political, military or court activities." avenue south and Sixth street, form- erly owned by Mrs. George Kdwards but purchased not many months ago by 0. F. Wadsworth. It is a corner let ami one of tlie dfisirahlfi locations in that .section. j j The report has it that Mr. Cousins i and his associates have depos'U-d j earnest lo take the lot at In rumor has it thai tho Hftsiie pisrchnsprs have taken options on 10 or 12 other at gond and that they have do-1 posited money on all their options, i Another real estate deal to re con-j is the change of owrcrsMp: of the lot near thtj central I'ro sta- tion nn Second avenue sovit-h just across the street from the MUwaukec, hotel. John Hops, the man who own- ed the property, has sold it to J-lcn- Rooney at a prire reported to re a right to affix to a like ordinance or bylaw for a breach thereof. Referendum No !ioi.v or bylaw passed "NA-DHU-BO OYSPEPSlli TABLETS; Proved 9f Great Value io Ma11 There is only cue explanation for the of letters (hat revive Dyspepsia Ta1 l.-tjs. and ilist is lhat thcst- tablets cert ".itily do cure any kind of stomach tros'.bjc. I'lerc is n typical letter from Jkliss liia Arnisworilty, "It is v.-ith plcasim: 1 write to inform grounds, and all papers containing the said demand and statement which, in any cue day; shall be filed at the office of the city, clerk, shall be deemed parts of the same petition. Every signer shall add to his signature his place of residence, giving the street and number, if any. One signer of every such paper shall make oath upon his information a-nd belief, be- fore a notary public, or a justice of the peace, that tbe statements made therein are true, and that each signa- ture to such paper is a genuine signa- ture of the person whose name it pur- ports to be. Within ten days after the the filing of such petition, the city clerk, for whom the council shall provide such assistance as may je -necessary, shall examine the peii- ion to ascertain what her cr not It is IN VELVET AND FUR An artistic treatment of the favor le suiting material being used this This idea Is from the big London costumiers. signed by the requisite number o] as above proscribed, and shall ittacli lo said petition his certificate, day. PRESIDENT'S WIFE DEAD Itio Janeiro. Uraxll, Nov. wife of Ilr-niu-? of the Rujinblic of Brazil, ilai HONORED FOR SERVICE Ottawa, Dec. an investiture held at Pidfau Halt, WE Royal Higb- i-f, Duke cf Connancrht, present- ilip barlgr of Companions of the Ordrv of Rf. Michael and St. Georjre !o Mrssrs. John .MrDougnll. commis- sioner eusfonis, and John Macnnn, nl Hi" CculostittrSurvfty. n. YValU-