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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta r THE LKTHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, MONDAY. DECEMBER 8, 1909. ALDERMAN MET ATTACKS ON ADMINISTRATION Continued From Front Page Ward he would do his best to secure j the improvements needed there and would work also in the interests of-J Uhe whole city. Speaks A. the chairman, when ed to speak stated that he had in tended being a candidate, but had found that he was not qualified, l-'e would, however, state his views ca, some of the'questions before tne peo- ?le. He thought some step should be taken as soon as possible to secure a system of government like the com- mission system. He couldn't agree With the amount of criticism the city officials. In a city growing like this one the council could not properly handle things always ami iJie city oilicials' actions were only a reflection of the power given them by the council. He took exception to Aid. Oliver's remarks on tile nuisance ground. Tre refuse aud dust blown about the streets from that place on a windy day was a bad advertisement to peo- ple coming into the city. H'i.ih-'upnt the watering that is do-ie on the streets did not cover the jjburce of the trouble. The on the west side should be thoroughly watered.. f Aid. Hutton's idea of a high level on Coutts street was a Rood He would like to see a better arossing and also some attention paid to the road down the hill. Subway Difficult City Engineer Arnold explained that the difficulties of a subway at the present time was that it 'could not be drained. The railway commis- rttjuired that in a subway the e must not be greater five T want rheumatic to throw all twdlcinea, all aulteni, and elvc MUNYON'S RHEUMA- TISM REMEDY a trial.; No matter what your doctor tnay aay, no matter what your may Bay. no matter bow prejudiced yon may be agaimt all adver- tised remediea, at once to yogr drag- fiat ami-Bet of BHEUMA- TISM REMEDY- If It falls to jfl-re. aatia-, i. -irtU rtfnnd your mon-y.-Monyoa Remember tbli remedy contains no aal- terlle acid, no opium cocaine, morphine oft rthe? fcantal It la pot up under the the Pore Food and Druf Act. For sale by all drngghta. Price, cent. He had gone over the; ground with Supt. Taylor of the C. from .the point of view of the railway a subway in the neigh-, borhood of the station was impos-j It would cost from two hun- dred and fifty to three hundred thous- and dollars. If the council decided on a sewage system ami doomed it advisable then a subway on Uo.vl be built. i In regard to the fair wage clause the.contract for the power plant had been let. before it was. asked to be inserted. The clause had been put in the cement sidewalk contract. was opposed to the general fair wage clause and had stood out for the in- sertion of a minimum wage schedule. The minimum wage paid in the ce- ment; sidewalk construction had been twenty-seven and .a half cents an hour. This was the only contract that had -been let since that had been asked for. Not Profitable E. A. Cunningham asked the secre- tary-treasurer what had been the pro- fits of the water wotks system in 1908 and 1909. Mr. Robinson an- i swered that in 1908 there had been a iloss of but in that there was I included interest which should have charged to the general account .which would make it about even. In !ll09 up till October the system is about square. The electric plant for this year had been run at a loss of about two thousand dollars. Mr. Cunningham stated that he had a purpose in ask- ing these questions. He pointed out that the council had, due to an over- sight, sold thirty-five thousand doll- ars' worth of debentures for the price of five." He wasn't blaming anybody but wanted to show that the city was ready for a commission. These things were due to a lack of business management. In the fire department Jl.420 had been paid for the new chemical engine, while only had been paid before for one just as serviceable. He thought they had paid too much for this and other things as well. He blamed the sys- tem, which did not allow a study of details by the men on the council. The items he had mentioned would pay for a commission. Favors a Commission AM. Bowman, the following speak- remarked that on the question'ot municipal government it was hi.s in- tention to bring into the council, -a resolution asking for the appointment of a commission. It was 'the only al- ternative offered under the present city charter. He had been identified HOUSE CLEANING instead of being a. mono- tonous drudgery becomes a pleasure when Sunlight helps Remember Sunlight does all the work, at haii the cost and in half the time of other Soaps. directions Life .buoy Soap is delightfully re- freshing for bath or toilet. For wash- ing underclothing it is unequalled. CJeanses and purifies. with the city for fifteen years. He had seen many aspirants come before the people like archangels and depart at the end of their term like fallen ones. But the council were not as black as they were painted. They had tried to do their duty. They were unpaid' and inexperienced. The quickest solution oftirhes to a diffi- culty was generally adopted. He felt that they might have done better. but they were not all experts. The city was, as had been remark- ed, run by its officials. They were pai-d to do it, to carry out the by- laws of the city. They could not be blamed if they did as the by-laws stated. The council could not be ex- pected to look into every: detail. He had seen monthly reports of ev- ery committee except his own almost every month. At the end of the year a detailed report of the city's busi- ness was published for the ratepayers: to see how the taxes had been spent; As regards the fair clause no specific wages had mentioned last year and that clause 'meant nothing from a legal standpoint- This year the contractors had told to ''amend their contracts in reference to tins "clause. A Speaking of the nuisance ground he stated ttiat if anybody 'could oflet a solution it would be welcomed. An incinerator, he thought, was the onlr correct one, but other things were more important just now than that. The nuisance ground if placed on any other side of the city could 'be seen just the same. The ruttbish that blew about the streets was 'more from the back yards than from the nuisance ground. Answers Questions Mr. Smith asked why the- had not allowed the post .office to erect a porch outside the building on the sidewalk when a couple of hotels council already had porches on the sidewalk. Mr. Bowtuau replied that he had fav- ored the request on the ground that anything that would improve the ac- commodation at the post oflice would be favored by the people, but be did [not know of the instance mentioned, lit was certainly contrary to the by- law. Mr. Frayne asked what amount of money had been spent this fall on im- proving Westminster Road. He didn't think that the job looked as if the authorized had been (spent. Mr. Arnold replied that about a hundred and fifty dollars had been i spent only, as the road was required to be dug'up for water connections, and the job at best was only a tt-m- jpbrary one at present. i Mr. Hardie asked if the speaker had i any idea of what amount had been wasted by the council. Mr. Bowman {admitted that the council had made mistakes and some money had been j wasted. The present system didn't j allow the necessary time. He agreed with the principle of initiative refer- endum and recall, but there was only one alternative system now. Nothing j else could be put into force under the charter. j Asked what personnel he would fav- i or for the commission, he replied in I his own opinion they the may- j'or, the city engineer and some out- iside man with a good practical 'knowledge, who had been at the head of some large corporation. He would offer a sufficient inducement for good men. Aid. King asked if he thought the city engineer was n good man. He replied that he was the best man any city could possibly have. All the officials always gave clear and explicit information when asked by the council. Mrr Hardie wished to state that he did not.want the impression left that he was opposed to the city of- ficials. He was not criticising them and didn't know anything about them. North Ward Candidate R. Nimmons, the North Ward didate.for the school board, express- ed himself as not" in, favor-of .'the ini- tiative referendum and recall idea. He thought the suggestion to make the mayor a paid official was a good one. thousand dp liar s of the citjr'.s taxes were going to the schools and the people, were in duty bound to see that thiat was carefully spent. He thought that the school toard should be required to raise its money, by'vbte of tKe people the same as the council. There were 280 pupils on side of the city, or about one-talf at the central school. They "were ambitious enough; to think: they should taye a repre- sentative and he "had been nominated I to' that position. He did not wish to criticize the present board. If the people thought the North W.ard was entitled to a representative he asked for their support at the election. He thought that the people should Recommended As An Ideal Remedy perfectly justified in being proud of -kicker, as he had been called, he the old school when it was built, but a fighter. the accommodation that it provided now was not considered very credit- able. Resolution For New Post E. A. Cunningham stated at tao conclusion ol the speaking that He thought'it. was good policy to (had been handed a report of pull down the old building. The cussiOn on the Lethbridge "post office stench in the rooms was enough to knock a man down. Children could not be expected to be placed in thos< at Ottawa in which Mr. Pugsley made the statement that provision had not been made for building A rooms, lie was not sorry he advo-jpost office this but the amonit cated pulling it down. The school they had was one of the best in the country and a cre- dit to the city and to Alberta would like to see the board get'their monev the same as did might be included in the supplememV ary estimates. He made a motion, which was seconded by Aid. Hatck mass meeting endorse the resolution of the Board of asking for better post office facilities' by the vote of the people. He the city, as it would strengtitm that whoever came on" the board Mr." Magrath's bid "for the new again would do the same as the old ing. The resolution was unanimously, board had been doing. A Criticism of the Board Mr. Tilley said that he had a criti- i cism of the board to ofler for refus- ing to the use of the assemblv endorsed bv the meeting. ALL DUE TO DIANA Ont., JTarc'i I9th, 1909. "For scir.c yesrs I have beeii greatly troubled with headaches and indiges- tion, brought on by stomach disorders, constipation and biliousness. I had tried many remedies with only indiffer- ent success, until "Fruit-a-tives" came to my notice. Being a-general store- keeper, I was selling a good many "Fruit-a-tives" to my customers and, remarking how pleased they -were with the results obtained from using "Fruit- I decided to try them and, I might say, the effects were almost magical. Headaches and biliousness disappeared and to-day I recommend trt f A fll hall for public addresses as they had done at the time ot the Poster and BryanMcctures. _ __ _ F. W. Brown, another aldcrmanic candidate, stated that he was a _ _ voung man in the citv, but had the j is without doubt one of the cleverest interest or .he city at'heart. He out for government by commission of tjie "mother-in-law" joke, The people of Lethbridge were cer- iLainly given a treat at .the. Lyceum Saturday night when the Allen Play1 ers presented "All Due to a; comedy that certainly made the go into" convulsions of laugh-; ter. Miss Vcrna Felton was seen in' the leading vole and certainly played, her part to perfection.. Miss Felton but not the abolition of the city council at present. The i would have to be tried commission although it is revived in an entirely new, manner. The complications In should have a council capable of try- I ing it thoroughly. The jump could piny come to such a pitch that v j before the closing act Henry Brown ideal remedy.' to my customers as'An inot be taken all at once. The com- Amission must have an immediate su- -I might also add that about tW th representatives of the yean ago I was laid up with LUM- BAGO AND SCIATICA-conldn't get out of bed or lift one foot over the other. A food treatment of tires" cored me of theae pains and hauiaied the Sciatica and Lombarv that tt -day I an at wctt aacvtr aad caa lift W. S. BONO. have reports from the school board, showing how the money was spent.; In pulling down the old school building he thought the action of the board had been a' trifle hasty, in view of the fact that accommodation was so necessary now. Some More School Matterg J. H. Fleetwooti, the chairman of the school board, was pleased that somebody would' bring" "up school board matters. For eight or ten years there hadn't been an election fora school trustee. No public body could go along as efficiently as they should without ihe opinions of the people. He thought that it was more important to give attention to school matters than to other munici- It was up to the peo- ple to see whit 'was being done and tell the' board what they it. Circumstances were altering all the time' in school matters. The hoard could give tar better accommo- dation, now than when the district people. He wanted to see the affairs of''the city administered in a way that the responsibility could cd. He would not criticise the ad- ministration of the past. The city had grown up and the council could not meet thersituation as they wtouJd like to. 'He was in favor of a street rail- way franchise if it was favorable to the city, but the city was hardly in shape to build, it now. The'idea must be kept however. He wanted all departments of the city to pay for themselves on. tbeir own footing and wanted city admin- istration along business lines abeo- lutely. 5 JJi. Stewart For The School Board ;boctor Stewart, a candidate for the school board, was. requested to speak but merely stated that as the Hour was getting late all he, say was that he would be gratetel'for the support of the electors. Alderman King Alderman King stated that he had represented the people now for a year and had done it; without fear or (av- oir. What he. had done was for the people's interests. He had tried to get down to a business basis. The council was grappling in the dark now. He blamed the city engineer on several counts. There were too many possesses no less than three "raoth: ers-in-law." The part of Henry Brown was taken by Chas Ayres. Irving Kennedy and Clara Allen supplied the comedy which was up to their usual high standard. Had Weak Back. Wodd Often IM In It aad wfaai UM