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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta fMl LITMMlMt MWULft. A Good Talk On Government By Commission (High River It was indeed 2. move well made when Ex-Mayor Gaetz and Clerk Steplieiiijuu "wcic iiiVitcu to Kigli er to inform our citizens as to the methods pursued in the government of Red Deer, the town with the just reputation of being the best governed in the Province oi Alberta, and the meeting on Tuesday night was a more than satisfactory result of this ac- tion of the council. Mayor Young, iu his remarks in op- ening the meeting, plainly and brieily the circumstances leading up to the decision to make the effort to assemble the ratcpayi-rs and citi- zens to receive a message from the experienced municipal legislators from our sister town in the north. In his comment mention was made of the lack of demonstration of interest in local government on the part of High River citizens. High River, he said, had a place of eminence among the municipalities of Alberta, and his personal ambition and aim and that of his colleagues on the. council was not only to retain its high standing, but to improve in every manner pos- sible. This aim was not with the object of securing a high place in com- parison to sister places, but to give to the citizens and ratepayers the best municipal government for the least expenditure of money. Ex-Mayor Gaetz, of Red Deer, be- ing introduced, prefaced his address with complimentary references to sev- eral of the institutions of our town, tbe many evidence of prosperity and progress, and special mention was made of the enterprise oi the council in their search for instruction and information that might be of value in attaining to the perfection of lo- cal government which was their ex- pressed object. "Development of Sell Government" was the theme follorved by Ex-Mayor Gaetz, and the subject afforded him tho opportunity for a. discussion of v matter which has been of much in tcrest to him as a municipal legisla- tor, during his experience of several years, and the lessons taught by this experience were delivered in a com- prehensive and entertaining mannei to his auditors. He traced the development of gov- ernment from the -time democracy j was unknown until the democracy is the principle oi govern- ment. The speaker emphasized many events of history which formed the points of turning in the evolution of government, until the present, when we enjoy the value of which now exists in this connection. The law under which we are now- operating is wide, giving consider- able powers to municipal councils, making the franchise as general as possible, and otherwise gives the right to administer our own business to some- in our own wav. But these powers should be broadened, he claimed and urged that each munici- pality should impress upon its local representative in the Legislature the necessity of raring for the municipal- ities in this direction in the considcr- will receive the attention of the Leg- ation of thf1 rrw Municipal Act which islattire at tbe next session. "The Commission System" formed the subject of the address by Mr. He made plain the work- ing of the system of government by commission by detailing the methods adopted in Red Deer and applied to every branch of town Tne speaker is an officer of the municipal- ity in the double capacity of Town Clerk and Commissioner, for which he receives per month. There are only two commissioners in their case, the Mayor being the second, and receives a remuneration of per! month. You'l! get a lot of change back if you buy that new suit at Southard's Crest money-saving You'll have more money in the bank by buying your Winter Overcoat at South- ard's Big Sale The Big Sale is Now On And the manner in which the people of Lethbridge have responded to our announcement .would have made many merchant's heart glad, and best of all not one of the hundreds who at- tended went away dissatisfied. The people of Lethbridge are certainly quick to take advantage of such opportunities, where many a nimble sixpence went far beyond all expectations. We are gratified with the response our jjreat sale met with durinjj the first few days, and wish, to thank the many patrons we have gained through the sale. People came for many miles to attend, and went home delighted, and from many we have heard that this was "THE GREATEST "THE MOST ASTONISHING VALUES EVER SEEN IN THIS SECTION OF THE SATURDAY, Dec. 11 will be the great day of this great sale, and we are determined to make it an eventful day, and therefore preparing many bargains which will be offered on that date only. FUR-LINED COATS Only the best of materials, of the most expert furriers, of the nicest appearing, and all of this season's stock and style. All go at our special sale discount which brings them down to the bar- cost and in many cases below. We use no half way methods. Note These Prices MEN'S FURLINED Worth Sov.GO Sale MEN'S FURLINED Worth Sale ADEN'S FURLINED Worth Sale MEN'S FURLINED Sale MEN'S FURLINED Worth Price MEN'S Worth Sale MEN'S FURLINED Worth Sale MEN'S FURLINED Worth Sale MEN'S FURLINED Worth FUR' COATS have been and are to be our stronghold and we unhesitatingly say that we can sell you a fur coat at a, lower price than anyone else in tliis section of the country. THE HOME SWELL CLOTHES 82 VW We will save you money on your Xmas buying. n you Circular money. Our Four Page will save Get one. A sion at the beginning of the year is decision of this body the other is rkn to study conditions and require-; rected in havine the work executed having the work executed. mcnts and make an estimate of There can be no more simple or ef- monies required for the current year, j fective method. I an-d also to detail the work to beex-j Ry this method the employees of I Tee principle involved in the sys- tem is the centralization of labor and responsibility without in any way curtailing the powers of the Council. Simply, the plan is this The Coun- cil is the body and the Commission, the administrative-body, that is to say, the Council consider all business propositions and the Commission are required to execute the work, bearing to a great extent the same relation to one another as the employee and employer. Tie first business of the ecuted in the several departments. This report is presented to the Coun- cil and is accepted, rejected, or amended, best satisfies tbe good judgment of the Council. This starts operations for tbe year. The Commission meets once daily in the morning, reviews tbe Tvork of the past and plans operations for tie next. The Council meets twice monthly and receives the report of the Commission for the period, to- gether with recommendations for the following period. These receive con- sideration by the Council and by the 2 X 1 1 Silks and Fancy Goods See OUT stock before you purchase your CHRISTMAS PRESENTS LADIES' COSTUMES MADE TO OKDEH. the municipality, such as police, fire-j men, and others, are under the super- j vision of the Commissioners, and the result is that there is no delay and no lost time in the management of the business, even to the smail mat- ters of corporation labor. The advantage of tbe system, brief- ly summarized, are: Centralizes la- bor, definitely fixes responsibility, saves time, makes close check on civ- ic employees, saves money, and alto- Was Turned Down At Fair show of Canada. This is the ulti- matum that has been issued to Aid. Lundy, who is now in Ontario and had made arrangements to display at Guelph part of the exhibit that is now j being shown at the big stock show in" Chicago. The action in the preventing of the exhibit at the fair by the directors was j taken when Aid. Lundy's request for space came before them for con- Board of Trade will not be to make tfae contemplated exhibit of products of tlie district at the Guelpb Winter Fair, the premier fat stock Do You Realize What en Important of the municipality. It is simply the Work lAe Kidneys Do? application of the best business prin- j Do you know that every drop of ciplcs to public business. MILUONAIRE'S WIFE TO LEAD THE STRIKE Sherlock Block Glyn Street New York, Dec, Pastor Stokes, who before .her marriage to J. G. Phelps Stokes, the millionaire Socialist, was a cigar maker in Cleve- land, Ohrio, reported at the headquar- ters of the striking waist and gar- ment workers today and announced that she intended to lead the strik- ing women and girls to victory. Mrs. Stokes asked that she be placed -at work doing picket duty In the east side section, where the strike is be- ing fought the hardest, and her re- quest was complied with. Accom- panied by half a dozen other women she proceeded to the factory district where they buttonholed strikebreak- ers and non-union workers and at- I blood to tho of times every day? Do you know why? To be filtered and purified from impurities. That is the great work the kidneys have do. They filter thf blood. Then these impurities go to the bladder and are passed out of the body along with the unne. Do you think it possible for you to be well, inless tht kidneys do -work thoroughly? It ia these unfiltered head- aches, rheumatism, diabetes, disease, etc. They poison and interfere with whole systenv- If you have any kidney trouble let Doan's Kidney Pills do for you -what they have done for thousands of They cure all forma of kidney trouble, and they cure them to stay cured. Maurice Doiron, Charlottetown, P.E.I., was troubled with my kidneys for five years. They were so bad at times that I could not cross tbe floor tempted to persuade them to quit. i for the pain. I went to a doctor, but he While tiie strike leaders assert that' ma no at, All, 1 gent- to the the strike won and that! Sot five boxes of" Doan'i I am glad to say that them I was cured. I havo had no trouble for nearly three years Price 50 cents per box or 3 for at all dealers or mailed direct on receipt of price by The Co. Limited, it is only a question of time when itil the ir.nmifacturers vill have to give in to them, the officials of the Manufacturers' association insist this is not true. Secure your seats early for "Csrn- ille." Plan at Arcade. and 75c. Prices 25, 50 I Toronto, 6nt. In spedfy ed down, the board taking tfce ground that as it was a provincial show they had no right to allow an advertising display of a city of another province in me building where it would be seen ty farmers and would have the effect of taking them from Ontario. Tbe attitude of the management of the show is greatly at variance with what has been done by other exhi- bition boards in Canada and the Unit- ed States. At most of these shows such as In Billings, Mont., Chicago, and Omaba the directors are anxious to get displays of this kind, but In this connection" Guelph had shown a far narrower spirit than has generally been displayed. Aid. Lundy was non nonpulsed by the refusal of tbe directors and at once set to work to make a display In the annex over which the direct- ors have no control. Here Edmonton products will be seen by visitors to the fair and will show them some of the possibilities of this portion of Alberta. Took Photo Of Ito's Assassin In the Act Victoria, B. C., Dec. moving picture of the assassination of Prince Ho is to be used at the trial of the Korean assassin, according to the advices brought by the steamer Kag- jamarux, which reached port this morning. When Prince 1 to was meet- ing M. Kokovssovofi, Russian Minis- ter of Finance, a Russian cinemato- graph co. photographer appeared to take pictures of meeting, and took scenes attendant upon the assassina- tion of Prince Ito. When the Japanese officials learned that the pictures of the tragedy were successful they took steps to secure a film that was feet long, and this will be shown in court at the trial of the assassin. M. Tagoi, of the Japanese Press agency at Tokio, has bought a set of the lilms, comprising the scenes of the assassination and these will be exhibited in Japan. Chinese newspapers fear that the death of Prince Ito will result in a changed policy by Japan to China, owing to -the military party being; brought to power with the passing, of Ito as head of the civil party, ac- cording to advices brought by the Kagamaruf to-day. The Pekin Times. says that while Ito refrained from making striking coups to boast his- personal ambitions, his successors, will likely not do so and China'mar SiiiSer in consequence. ,A report is current at Pekin that an amnesty will be offered Yang Ytt i Wai, the exiled reformer, and he will, be invited to return to Pekin. Japan has agreed to train naval cadets for China according to advices. brought by Kagamarux. A number of Chinese have been admitted to toe- naval gunnery school and on gradua- tion will be placed on board Japanese warships to be trained as officers for i the Chinese future navy. iMnvestigations have been started by jthe Japanese communications depart- ment with a view to granting a sub- sidy for a" line of Japanese steamers, to run to Hongkong, French India. Si am, Straits Settlement and Java- It is expected a line will shortly be j established. News was brought from Port Ar- {thur that two torpedo boats sent in i pursuit ,of a private junk which had j pirated a fishing vessel and thrown j two men overboard, captured the pir- j ate vessel, but the pirates escaped on shore after killing a policeman on- board one of the torperlo boats. CONTESTS !N ONTARIO Cation to Be Voted on in 115- Municipalities in Ontario SOME OUTSIDE NOMINATIONS Nanton For T. "Cooper, S. T. Armstrong'. For L. Watt, S. Hellings, W, G. McKay, W. J. Greig. C. Fetberston, W. C. Sterling and H. Winsor. For School A. Robert- son, J. H. Burnett, Rev. A. C. Bryan and Rev. Hinchey. Pfncher Creek For G. Scott, by acclam- ation; councillors, R. O. Allison, T. H. Hinton, W. A. Ross, P. BIrtles, W. A. Fraser; to fill three vacancies. School D. C. Mc- Dougall and R. Henderson: to fill two 'vacancies. Toronto. Dec option will be voter! on in 116 different constitu- at the time of the municipal rlr-C'tiors on January A great many of these are in Western On- especially the villages und Ot'ly two cities are on the list. I'-iT'.rtfoT'd nnd Peterboro. The great- est r.ii'nber are re- those who are leaders in the move- rrer.f. think there is a better charcc of passing' the by-law. vote will bo taken in the fol- lowing place's on January r and Peterboro. Brrunpton, Auro- ra, Carleton Place, Clinton. Coboifrg. Collingwood, Cornwall. Dresden, Dun- (das, Gait, Lindsay, Meaford, Newmar- ket, Orangevllle, Picton. Port Hope. Sault Ste. Marie. Stayner. Steelton. Strathroy, St. Mary's, Ailsa Craig. Wingham. Villages Acton, Uxbridge. Ban- croft, Blyth. Bobycageon, Bradford, Brussels, Burlington. Chatsworth. Dundalk, Button, Elora, Exeter, Fene- lon Falls, Fergus, Finch. Georgetown, Grand Valley, Hespeler. Kemptville, Markdale, Merrickville, Port Perry.. Richmond, Shelburne, Teeswater, Tiv- erton. Adsaston, A! bion, Augusta. Beckwith. Bentiack. Blenheim, Brantford, Brooke, Corn- wall. Dorchester N., Downie, Drum- fri'rs. S. Dungannon, Dunwicb. East- nor, Elma, Eramosa, Ernesttown, Es- quesing. Essa, Faraday, Fitzroy, Glan- ford, Glenelg, Gower N., Grey, Gwil-" limbury, E. Harwich, Hay, Hilton. Himsworth N., Holland, King, Lobo. Nepean, Nichol. Oakland. Orford, Oxford. Pakenham. Pilkington., Ramsay, Sombra, St. Edmunds, St. Joseph. Steven, Tosoron- tio, Tuckersmith, Turnbridge, Wfst- meath, Westminster. "Camille" at the Lyceum tonight. Do not forget the Band Concert to- morrow night at Bentley Company's Big Sale. BIG CARGO OF JAPANESE ORANGES Victoria, Dec. oranges formed the biggest shipment in the 2.559 tons of cargo brought by the steamer Kagamaru of the Nippon Yu- sen Kaisna line which reached port today from Yokohama after a rough trip across the Pacific, heavy gales having burfetted the steamer for five days after she left Japan and for three days before her arrival, when she plunged into heavy seas, often flooding her decks. Every one seems happy When to Bentley's they go, Why? Because, because, because Because they're in the right. 'I I I What You Can Buy For Velour Calf Blucher, "Fitwell" Brand. A useful winter shoe, per Ladles' Vici .toucher, pat. tip, "Fitwell" Brand. A stylish dress shoe. Per Ladies' Fine Tan Calf Blucher, "Fitwell" Brand. Per pair Men's Box Calf. Velour Calf, Vici Kid. or "Kang- aroo" leather, blucher cut. M.ido on latest mod- els. "Fitwell" Brand. Per pair Men's Working Shoes, from, per House slippers in all tbe newest designs. Call and inspect our goods I T T JL i X I HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY 1 1 H- -L T T I ;