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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta I'idiiy, -1W1.1 ITFUALD CO. MACDONALD BLOCK Muii's liens' MOJI'.S Men's Men's Meu's .Men's yrioLlaniii Cashmere -t.jmirs for S1.0Q White Cambric 25C collars. liUn.sl, slmpos, Saturday, for 2 Brauos, values up to 40e. Hal nrclny. 'per piiir Ties, values npio 50e, -3oC lioimleer H'or.seliide wort Saturday Sh'ipe Top Shirls. sateen, qiuilily For A LINE OF FINE FINISHED LADIES' SKIRTS BRAND 7VEW FROM; ONE OF THE BEST "Iff.. TOR- ONTO. 'MADE WITH, THE NEW HIGH WAIST LINE. TWEEDS AND PANAMAS. 10PER CENT OFF ON SATURDAY SALE- LAW OPPOSED TO HOME RULE Dec. ilie .opening ut Lanoasliia1 lodiiy, 'Of campaign Home H'lle op- p'csiiibu leader, Aiwlrcw Honar Law, xhid that his' party hatl Hlct'ermined ?o 'light ilic to tlit1. last gasp. Many people favored Hoinr; wisre t-irwl L0 death of 'laVIrish' prnlileui and-glad it out of Uic The duty of Un- ionists was to bring Ji'fslmul peaceMit not by the sxvonl. Ireland wanted minisliing in Ireland. He declared thai it, was ulicrly impossible to the bill in iliis parliament, le while they conlil, contin- ued the speaker..'Tins was tln-ir chance, and llic demand for it was ai- His View Should Count There commanders so .humane -as, he has methods of Uiet suppression of treachery aimniVthe Arabs in Tripoli. The opinion of the famous field mar- shall wilt not fail to carry much weight in all civilizeu countries, Every Housekeeper Prides Herself on the Goodness of her CHRISTMAS CAKE n low cenfi tnoie Joi the RATSLNS, L'UKBANTS, PEELS and (o take ,i oluiuo bin- llic cheapest GUI stoic ha> gained a jepiiuitioji toi sell- iiiy me Uest Good's jn Lf tlihii'lge, and s.imficc ij rial in loi puce, especially ni DRIED FRUITS Lethbridge Citizen Objects to Straight Commission Rule (Continued from front pugo) preaont council and to phieo both tho legislative and admiiiistrativo func- tions of city government hands of three or four elected by popuhtr votp and subject to recall. Initiative and referendum arc j Associated wMh this form of 'commission government. The to tli? tilucLlvQ commission may Binomnrlzod briefly: .What Might Happen 1 politicians and vo-'.e get- dcmaKujjues might boat out men o-." solid -worth at the' polls. What is needed In the head of a department j Is not oratory or even personal pop-> lnhmty, but good oi'sanixinj; and ad-j linistraiive ability. ,To Restrictive 2 Only residents bn eligible j for positions on tho commission. Un- fdor the appointive sy.s-Pin council j 'may go'outside, tho city and secure' men for the 'heads of departments who-have.expert knowledge and tech- nical training. 3 Power i-3 too niuch jTIu> commissioner is .supremo in his' 'department. Ho yets advice from no-' j body and he reports to nobody. There J 'is no restraint except tho fear of Ibe j j recall, which is slow and uncertain i in "its' working, and there is none of; i the collective wisdom found in coun- jcils and in cabinets. If lie is person-! I ally popular or it he H: the nominee! of tho dominant political party, he j may be the veriest autocrat. I The Star Chamber 4 There Is an absence of discus- sion mid a consequent lack of public instruction hi civic a (fairs. The c6m-; mfc-sioners are under no obligation to i keep th'a public posted, the news- papers have no tiling -to report and there is a general ignorance i.s to city business. If -the commissioners wi-sii to do so they may shirk an issue by asking for a referendum, and leav- ing (he decision-with the people who may not bo in possession oi' sufficient [information to enable them to decide 'intelligently. This is the exact "situa- tion iu Des .'Moines as found by'AM: Samis of Calpary in a recent visit.to that city. No one is charged with the responsibility of criticizing the commissioners or for railing for a referendum on their policy. Too Few S There is an ..unwise removal oi: respon-sibility. Three or four men are hired to do tho: .thinking for the city, b'eing too or too lacking in civic pride or public spirit to assume the duties and res- ponsibilities of government. There is no-such-Jack of public spirit in j Lethbridge. j (J Jt .removes tho. opportunity for 'public also the opportun- ity to gratify legitimate'ambition. To iubstitute a paid commission for a volunteer council is to rpmov sphere' for social service and to take amaj a condition.which fosters the development of tlie social virtues. Displaces British Precedent 7 It. substitutes direct, legislation for system of government through upre entattyes.' Tlie initiat- ive ind referendum as instruments of j government nm counter to human j nature. Experience shows -that peo-1 pie do not.vote for abstract questions I The Happy Medium in Temperature Neither loo hot or too cold, and uhvays rellahle. This in the Important fea- ture of the all-important prob- lem of heating tho homo In winter. We think we have solved It In our Gurnoy-Ox- ford It saves coal, time and temper, and thin triple economy is sho.vvn In tho flre-hox construction, svhicli keepn the firo burning just rltfht, and takeK ALL the heat out of the coals. Then, tho TOFORD WATER BOILER is the only heating that is fitted with tlie push'- nipple. With this joint the boiler will run for years with- out a cent being spent on re- pairs, because IT CAN'T LEAK. These nnd many other points make the Gurney-Ox- ford System the ideal system. Write for free book and in- formation. We also .carry in stock a complete line of plumbing material. METALS, LTD., Calgary. Edmonton. LETHBRIDGE. RAISINS Selected' .12 Fancy Iti OK. pkes., per pkg. .12 1-2c ......17 1-2c s CURRANTS Soler.led FIHstra, '...12 1-2c Fancy V, C.'lC ox. pkg. 12 1-2c PEELS Best imported lemon, orange, ;ind ciiron ,.......25c Ib. "Shelled 'Almonds, Valencias, per llj............... .50c Shelled Vv'iilnuts, per Ib. 50c New and Appetising English Delicacies Just Arrived SHARWOOD'S- Ground sweet alniqnd paste, per tin.................35c Fruit. pastes, per box ...35c Fruit salad, for desert, per ..................60c Cherries, in syrup, bot. 50c Macedoines, in syrtip, bot. 50c SHARWOOp'S Preserved China .ginger ,.35c Bombay Club ,.30c Capers, per bot.........15c Curry Powder, per bot. ..20c Selected Sage, in glass 12 l-2c Selected Bay Leaves, in glass, per bot. ..........12 1-2c SHARWOOD'S. Sclcc-tcfi sWeet Mixed in glass, per bot.....12 1-2c Fiuos'fc Sailed Jordan ..Al-. inonds, per bot........75c Parinesuii Cheese, glass 20c Anchovios in oil, hot. .'lOc Sliced Swuet Mango tJhuiney, per FOR LUNCHEON TRY NOEL'S Unlniornl Ox Tongue, I 1-2'B, In .'glass. ............51.00 Breakfast 'Boef, 1'B 'ill' gl.' JAP per box ;80c Lunch Tongue, IV, r'- COc '-Sliced Ox Tongue, 1's, in gl., ont'li ..................'G5o -'--'SPECIAL To introduce.Kcrt Gross Baking nb.su! utoly 1'ree with each a Japtuieso-Cup and SaiKv'r. WATCH OUR WINDOW WSPLAY WATCH OUR AD. GEORGE KERR CO. PHONE 1453 i ticiilaT person or party. According to i i writer in tbo Saturday Evening Post tbe Oregon experience with the refer- endum that hi 1010 only 72 j pei cent of lie electors who voted for took tlie trouble to vote on the mra mes submitted. Our own ttith money bylaws shows j (bat the latepaycrs do not vote. S Owing to the lack of 'interest in referendum rotes, selfish class legis- lation muy be enacted. As a mere majority Is all that is smaU, well organized minority may secure the legislation it desires. The public is called upon constantly to examine proposed measures in to prevent the enactment of the fool- ish theory of some faddist or tlie sel- fish proposal of some interest. The Petition Nuisance [I Direct legislation will expose us to the petition nuisance. A pcti- .tion signet! hy a. small percentage of j the voters is all that is necessary to iSccnM TecaH proceedings or-a special election on some proposed legislation. Petition shoving is said -co be a recog- nized industry in some American cities. Jt is 'claimed' Unit from live io ten cents per name ia paid by in- terested' parties on condition that the required number is secured. It is, of course, an easy matter to get signatures to any UimI of a peti- tion. Iu Los Angeles, for example, the park '.commissioner discharged five park watchmen who were not requir- ed nnd abolished their positions. These five, men circulated petitions, nnd were ahle" to .get- the' required number entitle them to a special election on the question. J Costs Too Much 30 Jt is expensive. It is estimat- ed, that last year it ;cost Oregon all of which the measures proposed were rejected, Tlio people of Oregon appear to have acquired tlie habit 'of rejecting _e very either as a pro- test agaiiist the multiplicity of meas- ures proposed or as an easy. way.of avoiding the trouble of, examining them. The. DCS Molne.B Way 11. hi Des Molnes and other cities a primary or preliminary try out is held .a, week or ten days before tho lalhieu's Syrup ill far and Cod Oil not only stops a cough but cures ir. Its tonic and restorative: properties enable the system to permanently throw ofFa cold. 3jc for large.bottle. Sold everywhere. FOIEDEMORUE IblUTKIIII Syrup of GOD LfviR OH olevtlon uiid oiily' tho names of tlio' Htronger candidates UK shown In tlie trial mat uppenr-on the ballot. is a subversion i of 'the' Unio'honored Brrtiflh principle of freo nomination, which gives to ovory, man the prlr- Ilego of voting for Iho inaii ot his choice, and H leavcH tho. way ojicn for the operation of diijues. Tho Business Argument In conclusion the writer wishes to combat the favorite argument, of tho advccatoa of 'commission govorninoiri, viz. that city government is a purely sltiGBS concern and ahonld be man- d as hitslness concerns arc man- aged by expert InrstneBs mon hlrod for the purpose. A city la not a busi- ness concern" hut a social organlum and .its animating motive is not to tnuko money but to uecuro the .highest well being: of its citizens. It is com- parable rather to the home, the church or a fraternal organization. No doiibt the business of a home could be man- aged, better by an export In such mat- tern hired for the purpose, but what man or woman would consent to such tin arrangement? If we have sufflcIeuL civic pride and piibliq spirit we will get good government iinde'r our pres- ent system; if we are deficient in these qualities' the proposed change is not likely to Improve matters. The commission is the latest style hi government and as if wo would have to stand for-it an wo have stood for -the wide hat ana the hobble skirt. If we must have it, let its have a mild form. Let us have an appoint- ed commission under the general di- rection of 'the mayor and council. But this is another question. Yours truly, A, CITIZEN; HOUSE ADJOURNED TO JANUARY 10TH THURSDAY'S SITTING SLIMLY AT- ON THE WATERWAY'S .COMMISSION Ottawa, Ont., Dec. idjourncd at 'Janu- ary 10. Tlicra.was. a. slim .attendance of" members, when- the house' met, many having left for their homes a1" reach'. The proceedings were entirely confined to the answering ot tions, and the continualiou oE the dehaic on tlie .dismissal of public ser- vants, which commenced yesterday. The UlnriLimc Province did not want the house to resume till January 17. Premier Bonlea was inclined 10 agree witli'them ,011 the score fhat-it vyoiild trivc the govcrjiinent niofc in wliicli to prepare its program. The j western members objected, and won out, Hon. Pugsley- discussing, the change-in thc'per.sonncl, Watsr-; ways commissioner, said that the commissioners had hc'cn appointed hc- fore Uic election; so far as tlie gdv- jrnment oi1 Canada ;was concerned. "Ton had Postmas- tor-gcnenil Pelletier, "to mako the Appointment." Mr." Pugsley treaty says that the recommendation 'rests -with he government." The actual cy said, "rested with this govern- ment. All tlie British gqVcrnmcht; could do undci: the treaty was '..to carry put'the recommendation. 6t'this rovernnicnt." The iioslmaste'r-gencral "The home jovcrnmrnt did not take that view." "The home Rovcrninentj1-' said Mr. Jugsley, "probably felt -o act; up'oti the recall. As a 'mntt-er of fact tiif; Hritfsh government did ipprovij of these; appointments.-'The rovernor-gcncral was informed before ic left olHee, tlmt His gov- 'rnrK-cnt had approved them.1! "The Mr., IHig.sley on to say, "had bceu' uilvistid hat (hey had' been appointed, anil ind they 'were told to proceed to Washington to organize the commis- sion." asked.Air. MonK, "advised iiiem." Mr. Pugsley said, that it liatl through his department; oil .the request of the British ambassador. Mr. Monk: "There was no ordcr- i-comicil appointing but sug- jsting -their names." Mr. Pugsiey "The British gov- could not appoint anybody on HHI rccommpiidatioii of this jvcrnmelif." Some- [pop to thing M CD you Friday Saturday'only wo lire slvlllir Id-OS, .tin of Unking.Powder wltU every box of apples. ONTAKIO Spy Apples, No. 1 4C Per cauo Kings C'9 9K Per case WASHINGTON Spy Apples No. 2 Per CUBO Baldwins Per case Greenings Per ctiBc....... Pe iiuoBh Ht'd co cn 9C.9U L C. Teeple Phone 515 3rd Ave. S. Sunday Army didn't. I tell you not to play with your soldiers'on "Yts, mama, but it's all right.Ittliey are the. Saivatiou Army, on Sunday, isn't TenOollers makes tlie first pay- nienl on a lot in WARWICK Distributors for Western Canada FOLEY LAROON 4. INC. Saskatoon. HAUNT OF BIG GAME Kredericton, Dee, Bruns- vick is one of the lm.int-3 of big game o vi-hicli hunters come in largo nuni- ers. Kermit Hoosevclt and an Ual- in count were among who roam- el the woods this fall in search of noose, cnrrlhou, deer and bears. The irovinco during the last year derived a ruvenue of nearly from hun- ters' licences and over from unglers' licences the fishermen being attracted by the flue salmon and tront fishing of the province. There ia a government salmon pond at St. John from which ovory fal! millions of eggs from spawning fish are scut to the hat- cheries to replenish the.supply In the various yalnion rivers of the province. CftLGftBY Balance payable per mouth. Uny Prices AND Terms 1-1 cask, G 12 mo., or down and per mo. Illinois-Alberta Realty Co. Lethbridge Hotel Bik. ;