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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta TlmrfMlay, 1012 THE LKT ITU RIDGE DAILY IIE ft A L ft Solid Xmas E are after you Christmas Dinner Order with a lot. of "good things" to eat. Choice Meats and Poultry of every description. Get your Turkey or Chick- en at this Meat Market all kinds of Poultry stocked by Us and sold to You at the tip top of perfection just ready for cooking. Send in your Holiday Orders now. Prices are right. Lethbridge Meat Market Adjoining Majestic Theatre Phone 635 JOHN MURPHY Proprietor Complete Change in System (torn front THE BEST PLACE TO EAT Is Where you Get The Most of the Best for the Money This is the Place. We arc headquarters XMAS CONFECTIONERY AND FRUIT THE INTERNATIONAL CAFE THEODORE HOESSLY Proprietor WALTER MORGAN, .Phone 1078 V Manager micr, sailed today on hoard the Cel- tic for America. Tlio Countess of Aberdeen, wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and (former governor-general of Canada, will join Miss Asquith when the ves- sel arrives, at Qnecnstown. Both ladies "are to be the guests oE Am- Livcrpool, Dec. Violet As-; bassador and Mrs. Brycc at quith, daughter of the British Pxe- iiigtou. Council Sincere In Its Work If anyone hud had any doubts abou the sincerity of tho jiUl council to ward tho commission form of govern and tho now olmrte hused thereon, or that they would re fiiHo to carry out the wishes cf the people as Indicated in the plebiscite oi Dee. they should huvo attended the special mooting of the council Ian night 'when tho charter was couald cred. Practically one third of tin charter was ;read and passed iu Its preliminary hearing. A few clausoi were left over for moro mature do liberation. Hut there wero three hours of good solid work done, am the result was more than satisfactory Incidentally the new aldermen-elec were broken in and will have a better idea of municipal government. than most new men just coming into ollice It might also bo mentioned that thej are busy considering tho charter which is to sound the death knell oi aldenminic government in the city 01 Lethbridge. and were therefore legla latins themselves out of ofllce at an early date, for on the charter coml into effect early in the year the last vestige of aldenuauic control is van- ished. Advanced Legislation And Lethbridge hag taken another stride forward in its course which seems destined to place it in u posi- tion on all its own so far us advanced legislation is concerned. For after the ne'w charter comes into effect, Lethbridge will be able to point to itself as the Municipal ownership city. Single tax city. Straight commission form of gov- ernment city, and Votes for women city. this Is consummated, Leth- bridge will hold a place unique in the history of Canada. Tn fact Lethbridge will make new history in municipal government in this country. Those present at the meeting were: Mayor Hatch, Aid. Bowman, Ashcrort, Aird and Williamson, Aid-elect 'IcCambly, Lovermg, McNabb 'and lessrs. Turney, Taylor and Finley. In ope.'iltig Mayor Hatch asked-how- he now charter should be considered. t was decided to take the voluminous ocunient section by section. P. L.-Naismith, of the C. P. R. De- partment of Natural Resources, had j sked to he. notified of the meeting so hat ho co.uld be present to discusi vith the council the matter of the ity's new boundaries; ad informed the mayor that he would e unable to be present last night, "but ould attend on Monday evening If 'would hold a meeting on mt evening. It was decided to hold meeting to suit ilr, Naismlth's cph- eriien'ce.' .-7. Tlie charter was reconsidered last evening from the very beginning of Title 1, although the council had con- sidered the first section some .time ago, and had ceased only when they ran against the snag which -resulted in the plebiscite on Dec, 9. The "Council" One of the first questions consider- ed was the name to be applied to the new governing body. stated that "council" Solicitor Ball was the usual HALIFAX" and "ACADIA CODFISH. The Reason Why You put into every article you experience, knowledge and skill. We have put into Alberta's Best Baking" Powder our supremest effort If you exercise the same care in the of Baking Powder as we do in its manufacture, you will order Alberta's Best every time, because it is always uniformly excellent, and invariably certain in results. term applied, although each member cf that body shall he kuo'wn as a com- missioner. The first snag came when 'Mayor Hatch objected to the word "ward' section 12. .He said he did not favor cutting a city up into wards, as it cre- ated strife. Aid. Aird claimed that Moose Jaw had decided only the other day to divide the city into wards. Aid. Skeith thought the word left in did no harm. If the city were ever divid- ed Into wards the clause as It stands would cover It, without amending the charter. The mayor in the end with- drew hie objection. An Expected Change The charter provides for the divis- ion of the office of secretary-treasurer and those occupying- these offices shall be known as "city clerk" and "treas- urer." This change -.vug. advocated, and decided upon by the council some three mouths ago. Owing to the' absence of .Mr. sitiith those clauses dealing .wieh the city limits were not considered, but will come up next Monday night. The C. P. K. have some suggestions to make affecting1 themselves and desire to talk the matter over with the couu- instead of fighting it out. at Ed- monton. The Fun Begins The real Jim began when Title 3 was read. It deals with the composi- tion of the council, the commissioners ind their duties. "The problem i.i to define the dui- said Mayor 1 latch. He gave Jst of the duties of as they night be defined. Hut he also thought hut the commissioners, 'when elected. shall be known as the mayor, win shall be Commissioner of Finance Public Safety, taking charge; of financi license and police, publicity, heuiti and fire; a Com m ft si oil er of I'tibll Works, who shall have charge o works and property, parks and boule vardfi, stores and stables; ami tin third commits I oner, who shall hi kno'wn its Commissioner of Public Utilities, having control of water light, street railway, gas, et This motion was eventually adopt ed. Terms -of Office The length of time for which torn m IBS loners arc to be elected was the next knotty problem. The draft ot the charter as prepared mmlL. provl ion for the election of mayor for two years and for the election of the other commissioners for four years each. After the lirst election one of tho commissioners shall drop out at the end of tho second year. The joint meeting of the Business Men's Asso- ciation and Board of Trade recom- mended that each be elected for three years. After the first election the mayor shall serve three years, one of .he commissioners two, and the other commissioner one. This will make an election for one commissioner every year. In case the number of com- nlssioners is increased' to live, two shall drop out for two years in snc- lession, and only one the third year. This -recommenda licit was adopted maiiimously. A Question Not Decided Who shall he eligible for com mis- That was the knottiest question of he lot. The present draft of the char- er makes It necessary that it man hall have property and shall be a British subject. The Business .Men's advocated that any man vho can produce a 'bond for hall be eligible. This would allow iringlng in a man from the outside., lo'wevcr, it was shown that" no boml-j ng house will bond a man's ability toi arry out a city's business, and this j chetne would be Impracticable. ,T. B. j 'urney pressed the .point, however, nd W. D. Finley said; that in Spokane 10 commissioners, are bonded for for the faithful performance f their duties cf office. Mayor Hatch and Aid. Williamson thought the value of the realty which each commission er must bold should be raised to, gay, 55000. This was objected to as being apt to preclude goj The whole desire meeting was to make it possible5to-get men even if they imported; Aid. Skeith suggested that the. clause over for ota'eivmeetlng to allow tfine' tdfJnves- 11 gate alid see if bonding houses will provide the honds suggested. This matter will therefore come before an- other special meeting'. ,To Come Into Effect Soori the charter under Title "Elec- tions" was considered Solicitor Hal! wanted to know when the council wanted the charter to go into force, [f it is to so into force until the next regular election, that is in Dec. 1913, then he 'will not have to arrange n the charter for a special general jlectioii during 1013. No one seemed o care much how soon the charter takes effect. Aid. Skeith suggested the first Monday in .Tune 1J113 as the Have You Ordered Your CHRISTMAS TURKEY Santa Brought Living Turkeys To Us! Your Turkey For Xmas Is still Alive Is Young It was raised in Southern Alberta Costs no more than the cold storage kind Will be delivered when desired Just like living in the country, if you get fyour MEATS and POULTRY from us. We have Moose, Bear and Rabbit, Ducks, Chickens, Veal, Mutton, Prime Beef, Oysters, every kind of, Sausage, and everything on the Market DELANY'S 4th-Aye. S. Phone 452 Across the Corner from the Court House the charter shall go first election to be date on which into effect, th( held on t'nal dan.-. Another suggestion was put forward that the council shall call an election within IU) days after the char- ICT Is passed by the legislature, and .hat the election shall be hold within 30 days after that notice is given. This was finally adopted. The regular flections shall bold on .he second Monday In December. Who Shall Vote? The charter as prepared by Solicit- ir Ball had inserted the same clause as in the old charter. When this was read out there went up a "What about the "What about the women propert The Ladlss Win Out "I certainly am In favor of allowing married women property owners .to vote. Why shouldn't, "Hcav, said the mayor. "I'm in favor too." "Not so sure; it looks like putting money out of cue pockei into the other. Then again the 'wife may not ii.sree with the hushaml." This from Aid. Bcri-man. .Mayor likely it would bo the other way." Aid. not in favor of ii. If the wife owns property I think 5 for This Will Stop Your Cough In a Harry Save This Congl! Syrup nt -Home. the husband should do the j her. I'm agin' it." Aid. think the married women should vote; if they own pro- perty.1' Aid. thing." It. was 4 to 1 with one on the fence. and the married women oi' Lethbridge won the victory of (heir live.s. Too Aid. SKcitli suggested that vote all three choices, two for tho clause read: The persons quail tied as electors to vote shall be persons over the age of 21 years who' are assessed upon the last revised assessment roll of the city as owners of real propertj held In their own right -for ?200 or upwards or. as occupants or tenants of real property to the value of or for income, or personal property for etc. This solution seemed to meet with the general approval of the meeting, and the clause will probably be de- finitely 'adopted later, provided the city solicitor hits upon a satisfactory definition for 'tenant" under the char- ter. The council is ,in favor of the tenant vote. The only ditu'culty is to make the charter conform to their wishes. One of the diflleulties point- ed out in connection with-giving the tenant a vote is that both the icimut and the owner shall have votes under, the clause as it now reads. How this j be overcome be decided at a later meeting. The Hours of Polling The sisal 1 hereafter be open same caudidate. of electors 500 For the instruction' sample ballots of different color than those used In 'the election will be printed prior to the election. About one-third of the charter had been dealt with, up till 11.16 o'clock, and the meeting adjourued till evening. fr new charter will provide exartiy from nine till eight In the evening. was advocated by Mrs. Arthirr Held This was decided upon without oppo- sition from any quarter last night, Was advocated by Mrs, Arthuv ounces of tictier j yesterday. qucr the most oiistinatc whooping round quickly. Simple as It is. no lie tier remedy can be had ,at any prico. Mix two ctips of rramilatod sugar witli one cup of anil stir for 2 minutes. Put. ounces oi Pines itifty cents' worth) in a Ifi-ouncc bottle; then ndd tlic Siiyar It has a pleasant taslo and lasts n family a long time. Take night define their own duties. Aid. cveiy two Urd objected thai if the duties were lot defined the ratepayers would not !n n as good a position to know This recipe make: cough syrup than you could-buy ready Now, what, about .that other troubled i when the clause was read, and the made for A few ciusee usuaiiy oon- for lenauls? labor men will now he flattened for The Tenants 'bey will have gained n point for If Aid. Ashcrott. was opposed to! lmve contended for n long votes for women he certainly not npjjosed to votes for tenants, He .-honld win an clectlcn hands down on this issue. He declared that he was the first tenant who ever voted in Lethbridgo, ami for after the K'liaiHs had voted. In fai'l, had exercised llie municipal franchise un-[ Lo voto for as If they de- ncrt. therefore wanted them'de- mm li_ ._._. __..... croup, nitely defined. of r .Mayor Match said (hat there wijre-wc11 itnnwn. viffht committees at present. Tlio work of all these must reduced till iho You nun fool tsike hold of a cough way tluit uu-nns btii-'Inoas. u tonic cffci't. Urni'cs up the appcttto, ft ml Is .sliyliUy too. which is helpful. A iKindy remedy for !imr. Hereafter nominees "for aji'y posiiioi will have to bo nominated by five instead of two as at present. The returning officer will be made by c.hartcr die city clork in all civic 1-loclions, thus doing away with the necessity of appointing him each ni-tlima and all tlirom illdO (lire? heads. arc, Finance, Works and Light and Street Health. Boulr IP on Hie mcmbrawrs is x the most valuable I comiHumrl of NorwfRinn xlnu-t. and is rldi tn ptn. ,'onmiia. prcparmlons ot work in Tliis Pin ox and Syrup rcoipo has Uaihvay. utiilnetl great poputirlty thrmwlintit the united Status ami Canada, H has nfioii JiJGii hnltntcil, though novrr A 'Miaranty of sntlsfncHon or ily and ImmlKVtUiun. .After some din-} Money pmmiuly rffundfVl. thin (Mission Aid. Skeiih a mollon hris Pfnf-x- or ?pt 'or 'f "oti send to the Pme.v uXlfi tac uomintusiontvs ;o., Toronto, Out. llh, IJcciiso and Police, Parks aua nviinfs. Fire IJepariment, Puiiiic-! tu tho iil UtOii when the new city charter went into effect. Somohow or other the printer tleft out one "slug." and HJiit'c thsn toiiantB have left: tut. Thin sec-lion dealing who .shall ho electors 'was tliLi of the uvunhiK. Webster In Wrong The whole discussion resolved iiself Into this; How shall a tnmtnt de- flnfid? Tlioy Imvn been it out in Hdnionton have not fcuud ;i de- liniilon ycl. Kvon WoliKtcr docs not Kivc. n salisfactory answer. special At thp first eleciioii under Hie charter the mayor shall bt> elected for (href, years, the public worJis com- missioner for two, and the public utili- ties for one. This applies for only tht> one election as :ifter that jiloblsciic lias been pdopicd and cluctorii must CHRISTMAS GROCERIES AT ATTRACTIVE PRICES DATES Per pound PRUNES, Per pound MIXED NUTS Per pound ORANGES Per dozen MIXED PEEL Per pound TABLE FIGS Per pound Special 20 Ibs. SUGAR for BEST ONTARIO CHEESE, Ib..... APPLES, PER BOX lOc 2Qc 30c 20c 15c 20c Westminster Store NEAR ELLISON MILLS PHONE 364 I. L Etecfrical Dealers And Conti'avtoi's Phojic 6.37 Avenue S., ;