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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume V. '.SIXTEEN PAGES Lcthbridge, Alberta. Sadirday, December 7, 1JU2 CENTS Mr. W. J. McCambly has a Policy Which Cer- tainly Looks Good AN OUTLINE Gives a Concrete Proposition for Consideration of the Ratepayers Mr. W. J. McCambly, interviewed to- day, came out strongly in favor of the industrial policy, upon which he is .standing, as offering tho best solution yet offered of a problem which has long perplexed the city. Mr. McCambly has worked out a splendid policy, which, if given a chauce would undoubtedly bring re- sults. It is upon this policy he is stand- ins, and on It he asks the electors to endorse him if they want to see Letb- bTidge develop industrially. He favors offering manufacturers u. free site in the industrial section, conditionally upon the manufacturer agreeing to spend a" stipulated amount each year in wages, In other words, in return tor. favors from the city, he would ex pect the factory to give a equivalent in the form of a wage roll to its em- ployees. Secondly, he is in favor of the indus- trial site beins laid out at. once, and in such manner that the city would o'wn the math track through it, to avoid jnpnopoly on the part of .any one railway, and 'so that the city could give all railways equal rights, and .ob- viate the necessity of a -duplication of unnecessary tracks, and the railway companies could den) with .the maun- ;et tile busi- Party Politics in the Civic could si t'acturers as they Each manufacturer to have the right to build a spur, to his .factory from the main track owned by the city. .Mr. McCambly also favors taking the site into the city at the earliest possible (Into, and the extension there- to of the water, sewer, and light. He would as soon as the new coun-K> cil met, introduce a motion looking to the formulating- of an industrla commission, and th'e delegating po'n'er to offer the inducements with in the privileges the council decided on As an Mr. McCambly knows something about steam, and power production, and he is positive the millions of tons of slack going to waste at the mines could be utilized to produce power cheaper than is af- forded by natural -Medicine Hat, for example. As Mr. McCambly is the first, and only man to come'forward with a con- crete policy on the matter of new in- dustries, the- ratepayers should think it over carefully, and if they see in it a solution of Industrial Lethbridge, de. cide to give him a.chance electing him to the city council. In a front-page screech this morning, the News made the first attempt to Introduce party 'politics into a .municipal cam- paign in this city. One thing the western cities have prided themselves on, has been' the el- (initiation of. party bolltlcs, and thus avoided the influences which have cursed eastern cit- ies, particularly fine or two in the neighborhood of Toronto. Party politics have no place in municipal government.' They are no concern of the people 'who are paying their taxes for water, light, sewers, parks, in- dustries and everything which goes to make for a good home a bright, progressive, com- merclal city. The. Herald is f? quite positive that neither tho Conservative or Liberal organ- ization in this city have taken the first step In this campaign to express a preference, for any candidate, and the..statement in the-Mornings ;News was de- concocted for tho purpose of -aiding a badly worsted Lethbridge. cannot afford to 'check its future by introducing party politics into municipal af- fairs, and the more so as with, the big campaign ahead; to boost the .city Industrially, it is necessary to have all citizens stand as one man. .Men are not paying taxes direct from their pockets to pol- itical party, and the sooner Lnlld 's expectvl to be.j Starland theatre also offered to puti happv There need not be on! child Jon a special matinee for-the children1 entertained at the home on Christmas Day. It will be impossible, however, for the children to attend the uiathiee on Christmas Day. but a date will be that all the children of Lelhbridge m if those who might know the ]oys of Christmas I look alter the work, organic it And the mayor was only expressing as to find child apt to lie 'ils- the-'views of .hundreds of others. In through :lorcc of circumstan- fact, everybody feels that thej tclong to the socictv of Good Fellows It llc a doesn't take hut a mil: a subscription. This is not a suh ement to make a dollar or two to help scat-'l, This- morning Mr home Join tl'e order of Good arranged during Christmas s now. There, arc hundreds of'a special program will he put 'on by men atiay from .home. Could) Starland for their benefit. Mrs. Corry J to chase i will chaperon the girls and Probation tliat lonesome feeling than to join in Officer Lamb will look after the .boys tile i r> rtfVint-c. __ ___ ___ rs nap3 on this, occasion. o edged W5. Vote For Commission Government ON 1IOM3AY there is one question which-looms larger than the selec- ion of a mayor and council, and that Is the decision of the people as Tho T whlc" In this city in future. The cuy council ,s submitting a referendum and while four questions are being asked, the Herald feels that in view of. the result of the plebiscite taken two years ago, and which resulted so overwhelmingly in favor of commission government, the referendum this time should have dealt only withjhe form of commission goverhiient preferred. ie Herald would strongly urge its readers to ignore To avoid confusion th- OFF TO EUROPE WILL RETURN IN FEBRUARY AND START WORK ON BIG APART- MENT HOUSE the three first questions, and vote for straight commission form' people i Fred W. Downer leaves on Sunday morning for New sailing lor Liverpool, on. Saturday and will re- l-luke warm on the subject be elected. That there is general dissatisfaction with the present system of govern- ment is evident from the speeches being made by the candidates, and also from opinion expressed on all Bides. In view of the fact that such widespread dissatisfaction exists it ap- pears to the Herald the only logical thing for the ratepayers to do is to vote for a change, and to make that change as much different from the turning hoi giunr, and expects to reach Leth- in case a clash should occur. Paris, Dec. council of state today handed down a sensational judgment which annuls all the ap- pointments made by ex-Foreign Min- ister .Deceives during; fourteen years lie prefect of the Seine'depart-! nient. It appears that Hie puUica-j tion. oi nominations in the offcial' journal, which is required by was never done. i The judgment creates an extraor- CONSERVATIVE dinary situation, as it involves prac- tically all the employes of the city oi Paris. The question was raised before the council of state by a proip of who thought that 'their, Resina, Dee. 7.-Fot the present at iaa been passed over in tho .east the incrairy into the. Sasiatclu- in favor of other employes with. wan election charges is at an. end. more' influence than they. It is. under-. Mr. Bradshaw, one of the Conserva-j MEMBERS WITH- DRAW PROM THE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING ELECTION present system as possible. Straight Commission government will undoubtedly ensure better rule at city hall. Better in the sense that paid men will devote all their time to watching every detail of civic business. The aldermen under the present form do the best they can, but not-being paid they arc certainly not called on to sacrifice all their time, and tfould receive very little thanks if they did. What Lethbridge should do is to get down to a straight business basis and like any big concern have expert management of tiie business affairs of the city. The talk about added expense should not count for much. Three shrewd commissioners would save their salaries In the purchasing of civic supplies alone. The plea that the change would weaken the hold of the people on their own affairs will not stand the test of experience or analysis: In the recall and the initiative-referendum the people get much nearer than they do now. The recall has a potent tendency to keep commissioners steady on the job for the people. Commission government would elevate the whole tone of municipal life. It would remove it from the sphere of petty discussion, and we would have all issues discussed from a straight business standpoint. It would make municipal service attractive to' the best men benefit the city from every aspect. i..... Quebec, Dec. seem As to the plebiscite on Monday the" Herald, without wishing to Intro- sVflLient ter n" duce any suggestion of discoid, would urge its readers 10 ignore the ques-..companies to avoid famine the sM lhis tion relative to the present system, and "plumii" for straight commission Catholic center mid Socialist Demo- government, jcratic parties, which The reason for taking this position is that the people by three to one'2110 votcs. wil] vote against tlie mea- have already voted for commission government, and the referendum on i its Monday as a result should have been confined to ascertaining which form of government they prefer. The Herald does not think that the hybrid form of commission and council is in the best interests of tho city, and for that reason would advise voting only for the last question on the ballot. bridge by the end of February. It is his intention then to immediately commence construction work oh the "Albert Mansions" and hopes to have them in readiness for occupancy the end of Mav. "I have a le.tter in my pocket from a prominent lawyer on the other side of the line, 'who says 'Make it straight.' How- ever, we cannot be guided by the opinions of5 any one man in this matter, nor by. the opin- ions of. the members of- the council. We want the voice of all. "I believe that commission form of the gov- ernment of the future. It makes the people take interest in things municipal all the time. But there'are so many forms of commission. govern- ment that it rests with the peo- ple to decide. "1 simply say to you that I agree to abide decision of the'people in'this matter, and, if elected, will immediate- ly put through the form erninent decided upon by you. 0 The charter prepared along the lines as directed by. you will i be Immediately put into shape, presented to the legislature, the bill will become law and a date ahead set for its coming into force. I leave the matter In the hands of the people." 10VERNMENT APPARENTLY UN- ABLE TO CROWD IT OUT BY CREATING A MONOPOLY New York, Dec. proposition :o expel from the German empire the Standard Oil company :'ny ihe cstab- oi a government petroleum nonopoly appears to be doomed to failure. I The government's bill comes up in in the and "le within the nest few days and unless the governn'er.t is AND TO IMPRESS AUSTRIA, CON- CENTRATES TROOPS ON THE FRONTIER London, Dec; British gover meat is busy making arrangement for the peace conference which: meel here, as if Jn defiance of all tion, on Friday, December 13. Accon ing to the latest information the, cbi t'erence will not be held in a govert ment office, but in a building ot character appropriate to the occaBibi with ample accommodations for th delegates and their'entourage. There is still some doubt regardin, the personnel of the delegates, but, nc cording to the latest information the; be represented by Twefek Pasha Turkish Ambassador here; Oflmai Nazim Pasha, Ambassador at Berlin Itelchid Pasha, minister of -War, aili Reichaid Bey, the legal adviser thi Porte. The-Balkan allies probably will bi represented as follows: Guchoff, Prime 'Minis ter; Mr. Daneff, president of and Mr. Danderoff, minister at Lon don. Novakovitch, at out time minister to London; Mr. Nikol vitch, president of Skupahtina, auc Mr Milenkor Vesnitch, minister ai Paiis. Mijuskovitcn, Mr] Popovitch and Mr. Voynovich, private secretary'to King Nicholas. Stephanos, Minister Genennadius, Minister at London; Gen. Danglis, chief of staff, and. Col. Thctre is some doubt that, owing to certain obstacles, Mr. Guschdff will take part in the peace negotiations. It was stated in a despatch ffoui Sofia last night, that Roumania In- sists on being .represented in the" con. ference which is to define the future boundaries of the Balkan nations, :iind, wishes to join the alliance. There is not the slightest doubt that Greece will -be represented, and an emphatic denial is telegraphed Athens, of Turkish and Austrian ru- mors thflt the Hellenic kingdom .con- templates withdrawing from the Bal- Jtan confederation. Greece will remain faithful to the Berlin, Dec. will have eighteen army corps concentrated, allles. even though the ultimate terri- along the Austrian frontier within ailorial Partition falls to satisfy tho week, according to a special from demands and aspirations. Petersburg to the Tagehlftt. In of-' Austria yesterday gave her adhe- ficia! circles this was not. taken as' sion to the proposal for an arabassa- indicating that war is again threat- dorial conference to settle all disputes ening, but as showing how thorough-' affecting Europe, which are an out- ly Russia has prepared for hostilities growth of the war, and so, "with all STOKERS REFUSED TO SERVE- CLAIM SHIP COULD NOT RESIST STRAIN six Power unanimous, the spectre of an European war, conjured up by gamblers, has disappeared, it is-hoped, for ever. Servia and Montenegro wished Lo continue the war until the fall of Con- stantinople, but Bulgaria over-rode this desire, and there is little doubt that Bulgarians took the wiser course, as they are well aware that the ulti- mate destiny of Constantinople will be nettled by the Powers, and declin- ed to enormous iosses in order to obtain an empty triumph. In consenting to cease active oper- ations before Scutari, King Nicholas made a great sacrifice, yielding to tho POLLING PLACES FOR MONDAY The election of mayor, aldermen f 1' i .TH uiic Ul U1U UUOCL VU- stood that most 01 the employes al-; tjve members of tile investigation'aud PuWic trustees takes place looted .will demand pecuniary indem-. committee withdrawing from the tri-i0" Dee. n, 1912, between the them by the hunal and the other member of 5 P-m- Following nity for the. injury alleged illegality.' LADY 'TYLER IS DEAD of Sir II. Tyler, ox-president of the Grand Trunk Hallway. Is dead. 521 that he would not eare, to go on'nre tlle Polling divisions and pollhiK as the sole Conservative member i the committee. No other I'onservn-' North of 5th avenue N, liailey l-ondon, nee. ..-Lady Tyler, widow i tivl, ,vill [or street school. 16th street north. (if the opposition said .that none South of sth avenue N. i.ethbrldge Iron. Works exemption williiiK to undertake'the task. street north Jfrom taxation will also be taken. West of 12th street south, 4m 5th street south. South of 6th avenue couth, Au- ditorium, TOO 5th street south. Kast of U'th streel south, street south. A ballot rcneeriiiiis Commission Form of (loverniiittit and granting thot af- u-ill not is s.lltd- desire cf his Unlgarlnn ally but ulcJ. The stokers, despite the iact ciares he nol any treclv eomlined, lhat I-oyd's experts emiiloycd by the ,vllich (Ms ,0 griuu to the umlerv.ritcrs association to survey possession of the long coveted city, the alter repairs had teen com- iilco troublous pleted, Have sworn certificates ,cstjons be tha to the elicct is sutnciently to stand the voyage to England, refuse to travel in her. They are afraid II she met hea1 T, seas on the way she would be unable to stand the strain and that the in- ttats wi" prof" conference here, and in tho end rbe .King of Montenegro will agree to the terms. There is no doubt that each Balkan nsely as a re- jury to her bottom would reopen re- 6ult of the war' aai! tho suiting in her foundering. They 'also arranf raents of the LtralJra con- win remain euousl1 "le uuited' 3nd COTCerl- ibelr attention on the essentials. Tho main fomt to op UT6Cd by j claim that the underwriters' repre- London, Bee. Wagg and sentatives. Captain Saunders, rrom- Russell, the influential and aristocra-j ised them that no man who was un- ite stock exchange lirm have resigned i willing to travel should be obliged to their membership. They Will contln-'go back in her and that he also as- "lrra ls tllc lolal extinction of Turk- lie as hankers and general financiers, siired them thnt every man who so Ish rule In the peninsula, except for a The lirm is intimately connected witli desired should be paid on as soon as 51r'P of territory, including the shores the Kothschilds; and .the retirement tiie ship had reached (lie Louise has- the llosphorns, the Sea of Mar- i is much regretted the evf-haiige. It' in in Tlie situation is an niora and the Dardanelles. j is undoubtedly due. to the so-called re- awkuaicl oil" nnil the undeiwi ilers The only boundaries to be arranged' (forms which lend to restrict opera-; have nut jet decided what they will will be those of this territory Uluns ol the members. (do. (IJonclnued on paKc ;