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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Tiicstjiiy, December a, THE Monster Program Bijou Theatre The Ideal Home of Photo Play Last Time Tonight Wonderful production of Hid Historic St. George and the Dragon Gorgeously Staged, .Intoi-osting and Educntionnl in its Them? EXTKA SPECIAL FOR WEDNESDAY AND Gods ls, dealing with modern l.lo in a plmso only loo common today ____________PaMietic, Intense, Drama tic.' FRIDAY AND SATURDAY The Vagabonds Outcasl BIJOU OKCHE8TKA ALWAYS IX ATTENDANCE. Morris Theater Place Time TONIGHT ONLY 8 p.m. Play PAN-AMERICAN OCTETTE AND DOUBLE MALE QUARTETTE HE- MORRIS THEATRE u SINGERS AND DANCERS Reproduction! of Happy Days in the South. No Waits. Two Beautiful Pictures'will be shown also SEATS NOW ON SALE AT BOX OFFICE Coming- Wed. Night, Dec. 4th; "Bobin (In Three Heels) GIVEN YEAR IN JAIL Moose Jaw, Dee. A. Delia- court, who stole clothing and money and forged a cheque, prior to skip- ping from the city, was brought back from Reglua today, and was sentenced to one year In jail on each charge, to run concurrently. MUSIC ANDDRAMA (Conducted by FIDEUOI A New York coal dealer was SaUO for giving short weight. fined Keyword of the 1913 Russell "30" is "Comfort" comfort that comes first from an for performance on Canadian flexible, simple, yet powerful when power is needed. that comes from complete starting device, electric lighting, power pump, de- mountable rims, spare rim, pantasote top, luxurious upholstery, and other items too numerous to list here. that comes from faultless design and complete construction in one big modern plant, backed bv years of experience of the actual needs of Canadian motoring. .speed elegance, power' Comparison will prove this car to have no equal of its type in Canada. "The Lion's Revenge Without question, the most remark ahlo production ever attempted in mo lion pictures will bo exhibited at Star land ou Friday and Saturday, Decein ber 13 and 14, on the occasion of th first showing of "The Lion's Revenge. Tlie subject in question is one of til most sensational, daring; and nltogetl. er marvellous presentations ever sue cessfully accomplished, and should meet with great success here, it was recently shown at the Starland Com- pany's Winnipeg Iheatres, where it aroused tremendous interest, nun- Ireds being unable to gain admission o the Winnipeg Starland during the first three days of its run there. Lion's Jievenge" is recom- neuded by the management of Star- and as positively tile greatest attrac- tion that has ever played the local theatre. TODAY A GREAT PROGRAM INCLUDING 'In the North Ms' The Best "Blograph" Yet FRIDAY AND SATURDAY DEC. The Wild Animal Sensation 'The Lion't Revenge" Most Exclilntj Motion Pictures every is the opinion of nil critics and wrlte- ers who have witnessed an'cx- hiblllon %ot this world's greatest wild anlinal masterpiece. This Is tho film that has startled Dlcturedom, and is absolutely the most fascinating, sensational and all enthralling spectacle ever enacted before a camera THE AND DON'T f.iies IT Proved General Efficiency of Commission Gov't ftfftjt The Lake is in Good Shape, and we have (Continued, from page PRICES FULLY EQUIPPED "30" Model "R" Touring Russell Russell "30" Model "R" Torpedo Russell "30" Model "R" Seven Passenger Russell "30" Model "R" Torpedo Roadster u, b. Factory Also makers of the Russell-Knight Car Call on the local agent and investigate this car you cannot call, write for illustrated pamphlet. The Bijou Theatre1 Today the makers of photo plays endeavor to outvie with each other in presenting subjects of such character that even a small child can "-obtain education, and learn something to its future advantage, and, without doubt, the latest feature from the Vit- agraph Studio, "The Hills of tile is the very essence of perfec- tion, and, as the subject indicates deals with a phase of rife that un- around the working classes' of an Itnl ian community, and portrays in an i-nlhrallinjr manner, Ibo efforts of a capitalist to crush beneath bis iron lower tlie home and life of a poor artisan. How well he succeeds is vividly shown, but Xemesis at last overtakes the oppressor, niuj a fitting lo one of the most beautiful ifc stories ever projected on tlie I will refer now. to the origin and gro'wth of the commission form of government, as It ig called. It was discovered accidentally, in very much the same way as the law of gravita lion. You have no doubt, most of you heard the story of Sir Isaac Newton and the appie. The apple struck him on the head, and from that simple incident ho finally came to his conclusions on the law of gravitation and gave them to the world. And so vith .this commission form of govern- ment. Down In Texas they had a eries of very serious mishaps. What vith hurricanes earthquakes the own was practically wiped oul and chaos was In their midst, three nen 'were commissioned to run the own. The temporary system worked ut so well that the citizens said: Why, this is the only plan, the Com- ilssion plan. We wcn't go back to ie old plan any and so they etained their commissioners and start 1 the commission form of govern- ent. But they hadn't then the refer- endum and recall and all the other latest.improvements. Des Homes was the next city, aud the commission form of government adopted by that city is always calle'd the DesMoines plan, because the refer- endum and the recall In addition to McPhersoir ning itch Hockey Shoe The most popular SKATING SHOE in Canada At the FOOT TOGGERY in all sizes Youths, JJ to 13 at Misses, II to 2 Boys, 1 to 5 Ladies BIL, 2 1-2-to 7 Ladies Tan, 2 1-2 to 7 Buy your Skakes from the Hardware, come to us for the Shoes, and we will fasten them for 25c per pair, and give you satisfaction Men's Black Calf, 5 to 11, at Men's Tan, 5 to II Men's BIL Calf Raw Hide, counter and ankle protector, jpecially for Hockey playing W. J. NELSON Co. creen is the awful ending of the vranl. The whole story teems wi hrillin.sr situations, and is one tb live long in the memory of lose M-ho have ihe pleasure of soei us wonderful production. The ect will he produced at the Tiijo lieatro en Wednesday and Thursda f this week. On Friday and Saturdai- will b vcn a delight-mi story of a wnlidere 'd his dcs. entitled -Tlie Vagabond. lis is a similar story to "Faces 01 i Barroom and in ndditioi being particularly interesting, car s a lesson that will bo much a'ppre itod. The liijoii management are rtuinly giving their patrons the bes o photoplay world affords, and no ubt capacity houses will be the rc- t of their The excellent chestra is always in attendance d adds much to the pleasure of ths ening's jierforiuance. their commissioners. DesMoines put this system into vogue four years ago and since that time over two hundred cities of the United Slates have adopt- ed the commission .'Jorm of govern- ment, a fact which is In itself excel- lent proof of the efficiency and popu- larity of this particular form of gov- eminent, in vapidly. St. John, N. commission form of government', the only city in Canada so operatln; at Ihe present time. The people of Van. couver have voted in favor of it, and it will bo adopted in. that city on the that it has spread in, we have the city of I B.. operating under the first of January next year. Now I wish to call attention here to a few of the princip.il points in the St.. John charter, because it is really celle-nt charier. It Is based DeSiMoines plan, lint it is operating in Canada, and for that reason is of interest to us. W0 will take the lirst I clause: Tile -whole civic government of tho city of St. John, and the ad- ministration of the liscal, prt dential and municipal affairs of the city, shall continue to -be nud shall be vc.iied in the common council of the cliy of St. John, which shall be composed of the mayor of the city oC St. John and four aldermen, each of whom shall be a commissioned as provided in tho fourteenth section of this act and who shall be elected as here- inafter provided. In this act the expression "commissioner" shall be equivalent to and shall include "aldermen" unless the context otherwise requires. I may say chcy have adopted the ystcm of preliminary election. I ley have more than two candidates the flolil, Ihey take the two moi ho have the highest vote, and these vo men run in the final election. That is been improved upon by means ol tration of public affairs, the com- mon council shall organize the following conimissionershipa: 1. "Finance and public affairs. 2. Public safety, including fire, police, lights, market and public buildings. 3. Public works, including the streets, highways, squares, parks, playgrounds and public recrea- tion grounds. 4. Water and sewerage. 0. Harbors and ferries, and public lands. The mayor shall always be the commissioner of finance and pub- lic affairs; and the council shall the first regular meeting after every final election, select the commissioner to have charge of each of the other departments, hut, such selection may be chang- ed whenever it shall appear that the public service will be bene- fltteil thereby. Each commission- er shall -be responsible to UIL council for the efficient adminis- tration of the services entrusted to his department. such ordinance or bylaw shall be filed in the offlce of the common clerk, such ordinance or bylaw shall be suspended from going In- to operation, and It sha.ll be the duty of the common council to re- consider the same, and if it is not entirely repealed the common council shall submit it to the duly qualified voters of the city, (and of course the majority would decide j the question.) Those, gentlemen, are the salient features in tha charter of the city of St. John, and I believe it is a practical charter, based on th I.erienca other cities under t commission form of government. With regard to results, I cou quote you hundreds aud hundreds examples of the benefits that bav accrued from the Institution of 01 or other of the forms of commissio government but I 'will take the pri liege of reading some of tlie resul from this well-known book upon th question. If you desire more specif! instances, I can give them to you, an I hope you will pardon me for read IS STORING UP WHEAT SUPPLIES IN PREPARATION FOR POS- SIBLE EVENTUALITIES RUSSELL JIOTOH OAR COMPANY. LIMITED AGENTS IN LETHBRIDGE- FREEMAN, CO. IHAD OFFICK AND Toroino, RANCHES AT-Toronto, Hamilton, Win- nlpcg, Calgary, Vancouver, Melbourne, Aust. Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. Swit'trlaiui appears t.o Ie preparing for eventualities of war. The [cdcrai government is fulfilling the various storehouses with and corn cr- nVrec! from tlie United .States and Canada. A large quantity consisting 11 .e must go forward lo more free- dom. I want lo say that In spltn ofi Ihf liatilcK our fathers navel wcu for spite of the fact lliatj we have the liberty of frec. speech, and the right to vote, and other liberties that our progenitors did not there is still a great deal to he ac- complished, and the system of direct legislation is only another step for- ward in that direction. "If you believe in the. rtifc of the people, In the making of laws by the people, for the people, the matter Is entirely In your own hands. If you believe tlie people should control the reins of government, then gu out and take hold of them. As one eminent poet has truly said: "If fifty men do all the work, and glvo the price to five. And let those five make all the rules. You say those fifty men were fools Unfit to be alive. "Ami if you heard complaining from fifty brawny men, Blaming the five for graft and greed, injustice, cruelty indeed, What would you call them 'then 'Not. by their own superior force do five on fifty live, 3ul by election and assent, and priv- ilege of government, Powers which the fifty give. If fifty men are really fools, and five have all the brains, 'lien five men rule, as now we find. But if the fifty have the mind, Why don't they take the reins? "And, gentlemen, the Direct Com- isslon form of government Is tho nly thing for Lethbridge, or for any her progressive city, and I you get out and take the reins of overnment In your hands at elec- on day." IN SKATES SKATES to SUIT EVERYBODY BEST VALUES to be HAD. Hockey Sticks STANDARD RELIABLE MAKES Steel Ankle Supports AND EVERYTHING FOR THE SKATER AND HOCKEY PLAYER Skates Sharpened Right D.E.MacDonald Expert Locksmith and Gunsmith 412.5th St. S. Phone 1032 ;