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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta PHOTOS You and y o u r friends will like for Xmns? you can get of our work USE 90S-3rd Ave. South. Beside..Baptist Church V----- it T ('lie inside service, tlio commlssloi IVlmiSters Have lOO Much Mm- should not Interfere. The commls slon pan have no personal experience of the man or MB work. The Inter vention of the commissioner weakens their first appointments. On the, other hand, lie said, he dls covered Instances of heads and deput} heads, recommending promotions, not or Routine to Attend to-New Officials Recommended PRAYING Or KINUl Western Transfer Co., Ltd. Fre'.ght ahete 462 1UM Forty years in use, 20 years the standard, prescribed and rec- ommended, by physicians. For Woman's Ailments, Dr. MartePs Female Pills, at your druggist. CARS NO'LONGER BE SACK. ED INTO THE CAR 'BARN (W. A. P. Report.) Ottawa, Dec. George Mur- ray, In his report on the public ser- vice of Canada, aays that nothing im- pressed him so-much as the almost in- tolerable ;-burden which tho present system of transacting business im- poses on They have too much to do, and do too much, too. Much of tho time of the Cabinet Is taken up lir-denllng with minor mat- ters. The suggestion is made that a committee of ministers should be ap- pointed to review.-the whole of the duties now discharged by the council and select those which can safely he left to-Individual ministers. In regard to appointments and pro-, motions in the service, also, a board of two or three ministers with an equal number of permanent officials, might be constituted" to consider, them, and if approved, their commendation would lake effect at once. The treasury hoard should be abol- ished and Its duties discharged by the several departments by the appointment and promotion'board which is suggested. The financial tuestlons which now conies before the treasury hoard could bo left to the de- partment of finance. j Having dealt with ministers in their I collective capacity, Sir George pro- :eeds to consider they could be relieved of some of.'the multifarious duties they have the leads of departments. The business of a minster, he says, is not to ad- minister, hut to direct policy. The idininistration should be left to his uhordlnates. This is the foundation on merit, as tile act di- that grave Injustice has exclusively reels, anil _ ____......_.. been done to officers who had been passed over. Dealing with retirements. Sir George says that some system of securing re- tirement, la absolutely essential. If the public service is to bo maintained on u satisfactory condition. A sys- tem of pensions Is an essential ele- ment In'any system of retirement. Ho urged also one of the most im- portant items In civil service reform that some system of, pensions, suet as .that which was rescinded in 1S9S ihould be'.re-esluhliBhed. If restored, retirement should b- optional with the officer and the de- partment at the age of sixty and coin pulsory at sixty-three. That the'citizens'of Dull Addition have been criticizing the street ,of any sound system of departmental car service, w'il! hercaitcr have no j organization reason to complain, was the state- ment made to ttie Herald this morn- ing by Superintendent Kcid, of tho electrical dopartment. "We will go back to the old ser- he said, "ami will have the line cars cross at the Ninth St. siding as they did when the service first inaugurated. Just what .-difference it makes where they cross I cannot see, for they are required" to run to a certain schedule, and must make the meets the same one .place as another. When tlie spur was ,t built along the side 01 the car barns it intended'tllat it should 'he used as part of the system for operation purposes, but merely as a storage track for cars to be repaired. For a few clays the cars were run around the barn without my knowl- edge. This was changed and tlie meeting place fixed at However, we arc out to Greater responsibilities should be In his opinion there should be no deduction from salary for pension The pensions should be an entirely free gift from the State. Sir George refers to the.absence of control" from the authority charged with the duty of co-ordinating the organization of tbe whole service. The result was that each department arranged the staff in Its cv.'n way. There Is, there- fore, a great lack of uniformity. A central department should he es- tablished, dealing with all questions of public health. A departmental 'commission should be appointed' to deal with London, Dec. peace plcnl lotentiarles, representing the lialkin allies and the Turkish empire, sombled at four o'clock this' after noon. They had not met since Tues lay, when an adjournment was tak en for the purpose of permitting the Ottoman representatives to commiin- eate with" the government at Constan- Inople on the subject of the admis- ion of the Greek delegates to the ouference. The peace plenipotentiaries were In esslon today for only about three- uarters of an hour, when the Turk- ish delegates hurriedly left the palace and went to their hotel. They refus- ed to give the reporters any Informa- tion. The Ottoman has auth- vr w FOR BEAVER Valuable Fur-Bearing Animal is Fast Becoming Extinct Its Character Edmonton, Dec. Law- in, chief game warden for Alberta, oday issued instructions to trappers nd hunters that the closed season or beaver, protected since 1908, has een extended from December 31, 912, to December 31, 1915. He re- orts also that the beaver, which had an important part in the romance of the early history of North America, has.multiplied rapidly during the last surveying and map-making. Several departments are now engaged in this work. One department ought to deal with steamship subsidies, i Customs and inland revenue should be amalgamated What does not concern excise might be attached to trade and commerce. The .Conservation Commission Is s u e imposed upon the deputy heads. Their not adcQIiately equipped with expert the barn, please the people, and will put on the old ser- vice." Mr. Reid is quite pleased with the change in the number oi passengers carried as a result of the ice attrac- tions at the lake. Tbe cars arc av- eraging about 1500 people daily now, whereas 3501) was the average before the lake resort sprang tin. Five hun- dred people carried out and back, daily makes the 1000 difiercncc, and norta-nce, Soweve that d.nercnce is enough to carry the nlgher receipts over the fixed mark of daily. The lake therefore makes just the difference between a paying and n non-paying system. The new turbo-generator at tlie. power plant furnished power for the j cars on Tuesday for the lirsS time. The plant is now capable of produc- ing 3000 horsepower daily, and could handle 20 cars if necessary. The new machine is one of the most up-to- date in the province-. A horse-power can be developed -with rnout 16 pounds of steam, whereas the old en- gines and motors at the plant re- quire from 80 to 21 pounds. Tlie new port-ion of the plant is therefore-snore economical by about 20 per cent. I duties should be to give effect to tlie minister's decisions. Four or five of the more Important departmental pol- itical demits heads should be appoint- ed to relieve ministers, not only of some of their, departmental .duties, but also of many interviews and nego- tiations with members of parliament and others. Such deputy bead should -enjoy the full confidence of bis minister, so that lie could speak generally in the name of the latter without specific reference to him, and :on other cases could refer for direction as occasion required. The propositions of the estimates ought to be entirely with the depart- ment cf finance, as tho present sys- tem is wasteful for the' time-of the ministers and likely to result in effective control. The proceedings should be carried on in writing between the Minister of Finance and tlie departments concern- ed. The Cabinet could deal with points of difference between the Min- ister of Finance and one of bis col- leagues; In respect to appointments to the public service, recruiting by competi- tive examination has given general satisfaction. Nothing better has yet been suggested. -It Is of great Im- portance, however, to maintain a much of excellence than for the third division. The limits of all third departments are far too wid assistance. The commission of thi'rty two members is too large. Three, or at most five, for a permanent com- mission, would be a suitable body. This commission would be a thinking, planning, advising and training body, 'with 110 executive functions." It would be responsible under the con- trol of the Prime Minister. Sir George, in conclusion, says that of all the topics.he touched, the two most important were: The relief of ministers from routine and administrative duties, and the Improvement of the organization ant personnel of the. nubile service. ,......_..L uulu- HUB uiuuiLMitJu ntmuiv tnc orized its delegates to peace con-: four years, notwithstandlns raids by ference to propose at tbe next session law-breakers The re-ular hunters that Adrianonle and ail other besleg-jand trappers in the north country, he ed I urkish towns shall be re-victualled, adds, have not out of sca- nnd if the proposal Is not accepted by''son, but have assisted in enforcing the delegates of. the Balkan allies, ne-j the laws. gotiations are to be broken off, ac-j There are many who believe that cording to a news agency despatch the beaver, the standard by which all received here.from Constantinople. I other furs was rated in Western Can- It ivas later announced that the ada until a few years ago, is doomed peace conference had adjourned un-'to extinction. Evidences of Its fast til four o'clock on Saturday afternoon, approaching extermination are seen The Turkish delegates stated that; In the decaying stumps, the broken hey are not yet in possession of full danig and the desertmt lodges alecs their new the upper waters of the Fraser and havo been despatched from Peace Rivers, which may be consider- Lonstaiitinople by special courier, and ed the last home of the patient anl- that the conference had decided it mal, which for more than two cen- must await their arrival, and consc- turies, contributed largely to Canada's I quently adjourned. ,'most substantial advancement and! Tbe new credentials awaited by the'stimulated enterprises and laid the 1 urks are necessitated by change's in foundation lor strong commercial de- tneir instructions regarding negotia- "li Majestic Theater Extra Special Christinas Attraction MONDAY, DECEMBER 23rd THE SEASON'S IJEST Wrestling Exhibition A W. WARNER (175 IDs., the Texan Champion) VS. JACK TAYLOR (198 Ibs., our Local Favorite) fastest bout seen here IB assured. Both men will enter the arena in the pink of condition and ttw SEATS NOW ON SALE AT ELITE CIGAR STORE Trices 75c, and 50c. Bingsidc side of the stream for the advantage of the gun, and, when takes the bank of an island rather than that of the mainland, as it-affords greater security from attacks: In this selection, however, its instinct fre- quently misleads it, as it has been known to build in situations "where It has been unable to procure food, and where it has, consequently, perished from starvation. tions with the Greek delegates. MEN ALL DENY BELONGING TO SECRET SOCIETY OF TRcA- SONABLE NATURE Seoul, Korea' Dec. 19 conclu- sion of the examination of the 100 'S, ,W" prisoners under trial for conspiracy rrcm nme to twelve mdles SIR HENRY NORMAN PROTESTS AGAINST AGREEMENT MADE BY GOVERNMENT The limit is 36. For subdivision B of the second dvision the limit should be IS and 2n: for subdivision B cf the division probably 17 and 2] would be. more appropriate than 18 and 35. For the lower grades, such as manager, etc., 45 should be the limit. .Too many temporary clerks are employed. This should be discon- tinued In every possible way. Sir George recommended that tbe outside service should bo brought un- der tho act of 1908, in regard to the post, office, customs and inland rev- enue. In respect to 'promotions in London, Dec. Henry Nor- man, whose criticisms in tho'llouse of Commons on the Marconi contract, ed to the present -Inquiry, was the :hief witness before (he select com- mittee yesterday. H declared that the ratification of the agreement of 1012.would he contrary to public in- terest, wculd inevitably result in some- thing approaching a monopoly by the Marconi company, and would be an ex- travagance with public money pre- judicial to the scientific development of wireless communication. If (.lie agreement were ratified, he said, in- ventors 'would be compelled to go to the Marconi company hat in hand. If, their invention were refused, they would he discouraged. If purchased igainst the life-of-Gove'ruor-neneral Count will be reached tomorrow. velopment. The heaver, scientifically known as Castor Canadenis, is the largest of the fur-bearing rbdenls. Perhaps no an- imal in tbe world has been Ucrrnan Uosrnthal, was fllpd b'.' their the Posimasicr-General ads as a stay of execution pending a decision the higher courts. They were 01 ally sentencT'i to die during' .lan-Jiirv ('All. The witness alleged the iK-gency of the plea .that it was baseless and em- phatically opposed to handing over lock, stock and barrel, a lal scientific undertaking to a corn- riierclal company. If the Auslialhn mas rush, the fice rem.iin evening to receive parcels. Woman American army pasty bread could maintain their own wireless 'scr-' v''llen by'using White vice, he regarded .iho placing of the i service In the-bands of the ro, a'fW'e -li- to the "'iiite sT-i'n company as humiliating, and protested...... f aecinst it as an affront to British sci- ence and enterprise. Letters were then submitted to the Committee by the Postmaster-General in reply to pre-ss criticisms the transactions in Marconi shaiTs Eianri- lag in the name of his relative, the Hon. Gerald S. Montague, in which it was said that Montague never pur- chased Marconi shares himself, but ijy a banker Io hold shares In behalf of Amster- dam correspondents. lodges or dams. The powerful hind feet, with by j development of web extending to the extreme points, afford the ideal model for aquatic life. The large- beel-pad and strong nails enable the animal when on land to stand upright firmly, a position generally assumed when ar work. On Hhe second toe there Is a most remarkable double claw or nail, which apparently Is only used for combing tho fur. The gait of-the beaver is waddling and slow, owing to the shortness of its limbs and to the outward direction which Is given to its heels to Ask your" grocer lts fect more efficiently to fulfil th Oj cakes) or send function of paddles in swimming. Tn toes alone of the anterior feet rn TO ACCOMODATE THE RUSH In order to accomodate. the Christ- Dominion Express of- open until 9.30 each Pirjhts and Bad Bread Xo woman 1- any right to offer her eilly sec houses full the whole ol the week, ami anyone contemplating spending an enjoyable evening in Al Morris' comfortable house, will do well to book their seats well ahead. The curtain will raise punctually at and no one will lie seated {lur- ing the acts, therefore it is to, be hoped everyone endeavor to bo in their scats in good time. The' opening bill will probably be that well known play "Ready Mon- and each day's change of play will be advertised in the There will be a Christmas Day mat- inee. "Henry VIII" The Gloriously Hind Colored, t Reel Production Hear Starland'i NOW ETHEL WILLIAMS- TONIGHT COMING SOON Motion Pictures THE WAR IN THE BALKANS 'BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME FOR 1913 "What will brighten your home bet- ter than a beautiful, pleasing picture ph-'tbe wall? "Mother's Treasures'' is just the picture you want.' It is fit for any home in Canada, and can be had free by subscribing to The Family Herald and Weekly Star of Montreal, the greatest and best family paper printed. It costs only one dollar a year, and no home can afford .to be without it. Every present subscriber to that paper should send ills renewal now and get a copy of the beautiful picture. Any one not a' subscriber should order the paper and picture at once. They will help to make the New Year brighter for HANGMAN GLOATING OVER THE RECORD JOB HE IS GOING TO DO wan oos aone o te anterior fest rnrt 1.-05 t Cereals, Limited, Toronto. of the sole ARE YOU ON THE LIST? y pnvn'insler sinned I'uls af- nl o'clock isfiiinc l.hi> tkj, 1WJ. is assured in knives, forks, spoons and serving piece; if tiiey arc B are applied Io the ground in walking. Tlie awkwardness of its appearance in this action is, moreover, heighten- ed by the clumsiness of its figure and by the difficulty which It seems to ex- pt-rlenco In dragging after it its cum- brous tall, generally trailing upon tlie ground, though sometimes Is slightly curved upward, and is occasionally moved in a direction from tc r.idc In the water, however, this "member becomes highly useful, both as a pad- dle and a rudder, to urge It onward and to direct It. in its course. A ma- ture heaver weighs from 40 to ids and Its life is from 15 to H years. The animal prefers the noyllicn: Montreal, Dec. Ar- bur Ellis, who arrived In Montreal to- lay to hang Carlo D. Battista tomor ow, stated, after visiting the prisoner n his cell, that he expected more rouble than he ever bad ?.'Ith a con- emned man in his life when it came [me to hang Battista tomorrow. "But I don't care what trouble he ives. I am going to do a record Job tomorrow, fly one minute past clgnt all will bo ho declared. 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