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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETHBHIDGB DAILY HERALn FWPAY, DECEMBER 4, ttbc DAILY SUBSCRIPTION per sasH, by moil, per year.... TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial Office l224 t W.'A. Buchanan John MaDaglng Director Business "Manager THE WAR SITUATION TODAY i Tho situation today in and western areas of 'battle may be Justly described as in quo so Uon of his speeches provide them with Arguments again at the Introduc- ot the Selective commission. After experience May or.-Hurdle otiLethbrldge thinks U might, be to proves t the recall of a city commissioner has been two years in .office. Lethbridge, it seems is learning that a-cupablo-and honest commissioner may-be recalled, or threatened with quite as readily; as in incapable or dishonest one; and that a series of recall move- ments may keep a community in a state of turmoil that is anything but good for it. The drastic nature of the proposed- remedy shows the serious- itjss o? disease. Au Incapable cbmmissiouer '..with r'two years'- in to ejcerclse his-incapacity'at'ter ,he manner of .a Kaiser would surely iaye thTngs vin a.fine muddle. A crooked one, unless he .was also stupid VbuIcLhave by tho end of-two veal's threat'ofare- no terrors, for him. be annoying, but rumors of kind are nlsvaya exasperating. No aerlous recall movement has been at- tempted in this city. the .beginning the From the imminent fate of being, sur- rounded the German armies in Poland nave extricated themselves, and how fhe tide of battle will now time will only tell. f The escape of the Germans from the tentacles of the opposing forces is stated to be due to the dilatoriness of the Russian General, Kennenkampf, TO Drinking up his reinforcements. However it may be, the enemy has failed in his second advance on War- saw, and it seen hofv lie will get back to his base on his frontier. 1 The Battle is now virtually confined io a semicircle in Belgium and north- France, to round Verdun, and .to Russian Poland. In the former loca- tion -it takes the nature of compara- tively mild offensives on either side, fi'hile in the latter the. supreme con- test rages. From the neighborhood of Eoissons to Verdun there is evidently i'-lull in the hostilities.' T The capture of Be Wet, the "elusive pimpernel" of the last Boer war, is (in achievement which will practically close the trouble in South Africa, and relieve the British government" of juucli anxiety, and .will at the same yme add to the surplus which is pausing the Kaiser's cup of .dis- appointment to overflow. woufd fn'twio an organization that would laugh at the recall threats -of the ratepayers. There Is this to be said from the Latlibridge end of the line that while recall has been talked of it has never been attempted. HecalJ threats have their advantage, at that, for they make straight 'the way the commis- sioners -feel they Ehould travel. True, the occasional rumors of recall may comment on Miyor Harare's speech is as follows: TtuTvisit ot Mayor Hardlo of Leth- bridge" whose'aadresa on Friday night was by 'those responsible for his visit to'help along the move- ment for a change in the form of Ed monton's civic''governmeat, can hard- ly be saidHo have had tho result look- ed for. The evils of the straight aldermanic system of control, on which he dwelt, became apparent here a good many years ago when; our present commis- sioner plan was introduced.- Under the hitter, if properly_ .carried ..out there is'the advantage to had of, executive: officers, specially qualified for: administrative while same time these, men do not require to ;be civic politicians. 'The great" weakness: of the .forjo of commission government that is now proposed is public servant should have u certa period ID which to make good, a few who are able to do effective wo will be willing to undertake- It if tli art to yhmrused they jus thefp 'prog ram under wa ..The proper thing to -'do is; to ta care about the kind of man -you put dflloe, he is ther.e, to g'J him J it be possible to secure. administrative officials of .the highest calibre for the simple reason that those best qualified for the work art very seldom the. .kind of men who are ikely to seek election or who can be elected when they do stand. The Lethbridgc mayor also left.no one in any doiibt as to, what he hought of the recall idea.- It was vexatious and did not give oSicial E. chfcace to show what could do This, is just the point. that its critics mve made the most frequently. A accomplish? Under the reca "iBxperJineiits are bom to be" confusio about la the :'clty's affa'i hat.woum never be the case it'offi held their-post for certain term What has been Uie weakness of E nonton civic government is so'paten that it is hard to conceive that tl citizens will be juilsled into thinkin hat any mere 'constitutional chang can work a miracle. The lesab'fis i he past'all go to.show that made form of'government, eVblyed b enterprising theorists, ever brougl confusion when the. pet pie attention Ho rather -than-.to .the men .choosing.to their affairs'. FIFTY-TWO PER CENT. So far the Canadian Western Nat- tiral Gas. LJglit, Co. Has come forward with no good excuse for their high-handed action in -ia- the cost of. gas jnst in vrar- lime, Neither has the minister of labor turned a listening ear to the "thousands of Albertans affected. That the Natural Gas was not Influenced in its action by any falling Off in revenues is shown from.-figures recently published, in the Financial post; giving the comparative state- meais of the concern's earnings' for the sears 1912-13 and 1913-14. .These very, interesting figures divulge that !the company earned from ,Oct 1913 to Sept. 1914 as against for the same montbs the Tloui; year. The increase' on earnings wprks. out to 52 .per cent., a'very creditable 'showing and one that hardly merits Ine'dislayel action of the company in Increasing its rates in war time when people can least afford the added ei4 jpenie. -J Tfie highest earnings ot the corn- pan were in'February of this..-y eat; jrhen worth of.gas were con- Sumed Only two months of this year any falllng-off in revenue, July two very hot ing down and respeet- Jrely .But against that; falling off may be placed" February gain of The Natural Gas Co. has made out ji mighty poor case; against the pub- lic Us acUon has been high-handed in the extreme: They got a monopoly and; lifee others in the same boat, they reckoned to make the most of it. "But-it be after all that they .reck oned w ithout their host. Already >they nave lost a number of sizeable contracts both here and in aiacleod. They have apparently forgotten that we are living on top of .a coal vein, that the people, even if they themselves are not, are loyal not only to their country, but to the in- dustnes which form the basis of the life. .Fifty Uo per cent, increase in earn is an answer to the people's de jmand that hardly is likely to make -Iriends for the monopoly. .OUR SYSTEM OF COMMISSION GOVERNMENT Jtost now there is a campaign m pro- in Edmonton for the introduc of the elective form of coramls f Edmonton affairs _ -present are the format gorernment, the Aeing appointed by the 'Lethbrfdge'a wjth" tne commission, of inter- Edmonton at this juncture, i naturally "Mayor uiutfte'g sdilfesi ._ Ult week advocating the elect- commit si on aroused much atten i. WBrthe had to say is not taken (hi raSntmton press to be lavor THE 7 Bab says, "Baby Uke Vidtrolk .awfully much indeecly, "It tells me lots of funny stories and sings songs like Mamma and Mary and it lays rnmic desl like the big band does when the go-marching. "Me like Harry Lauder best He laughs so fanny when he sings 'Stop Your Tickling, ._ "Santa .Claus is going to bring me a Victrola for my very own this Christmas instead of thbie toys' the naughty Germans make. One of those baby -crisa for to go in my nursery so J can hear ft when I go to bed at night destlike the baby, acton the'street does." Vidtrola IV With 15 ten-ioch, double-tided Victor Record! Other Victrolai (rani to (on eiir pivmentj, if and ter.-iiKh, double-tided Recotds at 90c foe Ihe two Klectioai at any "Hii Mwter'i Voice" dealer in any town or dty.JB Canada. Write for free copy of our 350-page Miuical lilting over 5000 Victor Records. Aik to hew famous Brilith Mtrching Soni. mgt, Haity Fay. oo Vktw Record No, I2QI98. Befliner Gram-o-phorie .V LIMttED' Lenoir Street, Montfeil Vidlor in Canada Patronize Home Produces Mwon Risch, Limited WESTERN BRANCHES. 404 5th SlrtM douth PICKED.UPIN ASSING FOR THE BUSY NAN W. G. Pugsler has teen -made sec retary of the Department of Railways at Ottawa. Mrs. Hinchcliffe, wife .the Rev Canon Hinchcliffe, formerly of He'd Deer, died at Chillawach, B. C, Richard Lobb. a former well known resident of Wellington county, Ont died at Red Deer. Hev. Dr. Gordon (Ralph Connor) has definitely decided to go to '.tlia front T. C. Connor is now the teacher id charge of the public school at: Bur dett. The farm h'ome of L. N. Sewell, near Bow Island, was destroyed-sby fire. W. B. -WillouKhby, it. P. 'P., Con- servative leader, favors closing .tlie bars in Saskatchewan during the-war at-6 o'clock. Thirty-one aliens, who were remov- ed from the ranks of the Canad- ian contingent, have returned to Can- ada. A. 'Sinclair, a 'well known. resident of the Hearnlelgh. Alberta, district, is dead. He came from .'Dundalk, Ont. Captain .W. T. Simpson, of Guclph; is to command .Ontario battery of being, trained London for active service second Thos. Steele is' charge of "the Selz school near "Bow Island. Airthe pupils but one A- -Ro-_ maa Catholic church has been, built in the district. '.J The B. C government has-sold feehot timber to Britlih Columbia Sulphide; Fibre which operates at Mill Cre'iik, Howe Sound. Father Vanter, head .of .the.Beneaic- :ine monastery, at St. Benoit du .Las 3olton, was drowned'near tie' Three Slaters Island In. Lake Memphrema gog, with' his 'their way to Magog, Que., in a motorbbat, which struck ice and sank immediate- Col. Frederick Stanley- was military secretary to govern nor general during the administration of Lord Minto, has been made a' briga- dier general of the 16th Infantry bri- gade.. Arrangements are made, to concentrate all the B.el: gians of Alberta In Calgjrji. They will be. there preparatory to being sent forward to take the places in- the firing line- In their own country.. T Seven h'lindred 'automobiles1 .have ibeeu voluntarily placed at.ilift'.'BerTlce of the .the troops at Toronto ,eihibitipn camp rbjr the members of the-Ontarlp Motor The Real Question not it Made in but "Is it made as well in No person could be expected to.'buy iCqwan'si Pitfectfpn ;Cocoa sirriply: iiiCdej: in Canada" if other'cqcoas'offerjbetter values.. Inequality of the cocpa'beans, in fla'yoriiandjTichness arfd in wholesome foifed-value Cqfeoa is as good as we know how to make it that's pretty good. After you have satisfied your- self as1 to its'excellence is time enough to be glad that it is "made in Good cocoa great stuff" for winter weather. Just try the best iw PERFECTION one-pound ikvj League. The motorists haye: also'yol- anteered to undertake machine trans- portation of troops and .supplies :and will organize into a ijitte association', shoot, drill and otherwise prepare themselves for- any military emergency. TRAIN OF WAR IS TELLING ON KAISER The New York Herald hlishcs the.Iollowing speqtal .catiM om its London bureau 'Plenty of information reaches ere 'from, reliable sources in Belli: w the strain of war ii telling on health of the Kaiser. (Since the outbreak of Uie Wat tw s been ta his capital only ten returning from. the eastern baV ds He. did? not top at bis usual sidence, but at a smaller palace. le. Imperial Palace .is. closed and ere are'-rh'o guards outside. The nds ''in' drawn and the :wtndows e Unwashed. 'The Kaiser has lost his erstwhile nir of bustling activity and his sol- 'tiicrly bearing is subdued. One who personally saw the Kaiser describe! him 'as grown -much, older in appear- ance: His countenance is. ;grave. and 'careworn. 'most (Striking change commonly remarked is that hii hair is almost- white, "The latest utterance of the Kais- er1 to his troops is printed in 'the Vosische Zeitung. A alter a service in camp on the battlefield an audience of the Kaiser, who asked tfiat' .the' following message should be delivered to the soldiers --'Salute my gallant .comrades re- maining at the' front. Tell them to put their faith in God, who will give :yictory to our arms WANT 'WOMEN'S MUFFS ,'Rotterdam.T-The correspondent of 'at the front passes.on an appeal made by a German staff of- ficer for women's muffs to protect the hands of German troops in the western campaign during the bitter weather. Women of fashion of Berlin tre asked to send all their furs: Evan In alwtya dtpihd upon findlnj thlnc irtniimiid by the particular hout.wlf. In tht way eif FANCY and STAPLE GROCCRH8 of rlfht quality and Ifwtlt prlcaa for CASH. Just a Few of This Week's Specials Sugar, fi. G. Cane, 20Ibs. for With Every Ordli- S 1 .40 Canned Corn, Feaa and 3 for 3Be Canned Soup Van Camp's, as sorted, 3 for 3tc Canned Tomatoes (hand pack- 2 for 26c Larger isiie, 3 for 40e Canned Strawterrlei, Riupber- -riea tln..aOc Ot 5 lor 95c Evaporated Peaches, 2 Ibe. ,2oc .ETapbratiia' Prunes, 2 Ibs...26c KvaporaMd 2 Evaporated Pean, 2 xeded, 2 Ibi for 25s lialalni, Sultana, 3 Ib0 fof. .36c 2 for....25c Emp Grapes, 2 Ibs or Lemon Peel (candi- Hallowl Dates, lelected, t pack- eta for Oats, Robin :tH6od, large carton..... 2ic NOTE PHONE NUMBER 1157 Camp Coffee, lasani, betj. ,25o Large ilie......j .400 Tea, Kbmear 8 Iba for J tie Wether's Mince Meat, for Pancake Flour, 2 pkti Ollvei (new itook, plain or ituff ed 19e, Mo, Me, 31, W, 85o Equal En per tin 25o Larger ilze Roait tin Corn Beef, tin Corn Btef, Ib tin Sunlight and Lifebuoy goap, II bars for 23 b-irs for >1 00 Honey new season, S Ib call 96c Dairy Butter 2 its Creamery Butter, per Ib Ste Cheese, i Ibl for .4le TO OUT OF TOWN CUSTOM- ERS WE PBEPAY FREIGHT en AmrHd qrdere, Central Cash Grocery On Car lino 801 9th Ave. 8. Duff Add. Blue Ribbon Tea Same Old Price and A Long. Long Way i O ;