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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta THIMSDAY. FEimUAftY 10. 1U2I THE LETHBRTDOE DAILY RERALi- PAGE ELEVEN ALBERTA WOMEN AND ALBERTA LA WS (BY LILLIE YOUNG MeKINNEV) MRS. MeKINNEV WILL WELCOME ANV OR DIS- CUSSION ALONG THESE LINES. ADDRESS HIR IN CARE OF THE HERALD. VARIOUS VOTERS' LISTS So many voters' lists confusing. IT ii portion liven in the country, hie name Iw on tbe voters' list of the ntunicipiil district, the provincial list ;im! the 1 torn in Ion list. If lie lives in a city, town or village, then his name may be on the voters' list of the city, town or village, .and in addition also on the provincial and Dominion voters' lists. Hesides this arc school elections, all matters concerning: schools. Now theee various voters' lists aro i-ontusinK to any one. They are con- rusiufv to men m'ho vote every time, and doubly so to women who, in spite of equal suffrage, tiitii that in many inatiinces they can not vote. The quni- Hioalions are ijot tlie same for every flection, and not the same for an elec- tion as for voting on debentures and l lie expenditure of money. Voters' lists are not made up in the same way. Kvery election finds many who think they should vote, who are de- nied that right at the polls. -Vow just one suggestion, if you are denied the riglit to vote. If you will insist upon the reason for such denial being given you in writing it be instructive to yourself, for a number of ca'ses have been brought to notice where such right has been withheld when it should have been given. Not that this was the intention, but men as well as women are not always informed ui to wha-t the lav.- really is. Voters' Llits in Municipal Districts By the term municipal districts mean the same division that we pre- viously called rural municipalities. I In making up tha voters' list municipal districts, the lust revised loll IK used, consequently every tux name should on l the list. In addition to those names tbe husband, wlto, tons, and daughl Bra, of such tax payers may by re quest have their naiaw added to the voters' list, suca persons have reached the of 21 ?Mrf, and tbcir names do not appear elsewhere ion the voters' list. This application may be made either br the person seeking the vote, or by the person in whose right they seek to the per- son taxed. But if any person has not paid all taxes due the municipality up to the 31st day ot December last but one pre- I coding, he cannot vote, neither can those claiming the right to Tote through him. Non-Residents and Vote This pro-rides tha franchise for the j non-residnnt who owns land in the I district, the resident and his wife, husband, Bdns and dauffcters. All of these may vote whether they are British subjects or not. All who own or occupy land. This would leare out the school teacher and the hired man. Al! of these may vote in elections for councillors only. Regarding tho issuing of debentures, only ai-y doctors" may vote. This means tmlT those whose named are ou tbe voters' list as owners ot assessable laud In the municipal district. Few Women May Vote Few women, therefore, may vote re- garding the spending ot money In the BLUE RIBBON TEA H In comparing BLUE RIBBON with other packet teas, do not compare it with tea offered at the same price. BLUE RIBBON claims to be the best in Canada regardless of a teapot test will make ffood this claim. Inr the M the affidavit Ii In- correct, eucb perton It guilty of folr- 11 my, awMrini falMly, etc. Now thin WMUdi dMldolly lax, hut It In much to And fault than to i luignt totter plan. We need co-op- eration between different States, urn! then betvMn nations. Hut many another problem not dallied right In the atart. it brings iU -tltiyimith of trouble and sufluriiiK.' anil here an uaual. woman Is the chief c.uft'uror; woman IK left to drink the (Irons. Althouih perioiH divorced In the States ure allowed to remarry here, yet the marriage not really a lugal murrlane. When the liuabund dlen, the will find Unit not ahe but tint und ia under the law still tbe legal Now thii la a fact which should not he very proud of. Wa allow this woman lo marry, our iuws make no protest, nnd the wife has no thought but what she it "lawful wcdiloil wife." But two honorable courses uru to us, either see that the .wife is in- formed as to before she takes a step, Of make mar- rime really leia.1. I.i It to our credit Hint wu permit such a traveity of a marriage? Second Qiieilion: You ai head of a fumllr would bo permitted to honii- stead, j Mra. It.: A divorce c.innot obtain- I oil for things which happened before marriage, and the SKIJIO would no difference whatever in securing .alimony. You will find I us most women who hare tried It any alimony obtained from an unwilling' huaband Ii not wortk the effort to secure it. STRIKERS TEAM DOWN STREET CAR TROLHYS N. Y.. Fab. of xlreet car Herrlce, yesterday after several hundred feet of trolley wire had been torn down by sympathizers was resumed early today In Albany Duchess of Marlboroush. who has purchased an estate near Monte Curio, where she ,will reside following her marriage to Jacques the French sportsman. The Glow Comes to You If you are careful to follow the advice of your older friends or relatives ITor orer 50 years Dr. Pierce, then a young practicing physician discovered that a prescrip- tion made up of Lady-slipper root, Viburnum, black and bias Cohosh, Unicorn root, Oregon Grape root, and niade into a liquid extract, or tablets, without alcohol, was .wonderfully efficient as a tonic for those and ills so common among the women folks. This woman's tonic has sold as Dr.Tierce's Favorite Prescription for over fifty years and is just as popular and efficient now as any tune. Over a million bottles were sold last year and many of yons; friends and neighbors can testify as to how good it is. NIAGARA FALLS, Pierce's valuable are kept; in stock at our home, and have been so for a nnmber of years. I first used them in Port Arthur as a trial bottle of Favorite Prescription' was given to me. I wish to truthfully state that J believe it saved i me from an operation. If all ailing women, would only take a trial there would be fewer broken-down and disheartened women. Remember, this is not a patent medicine put up by a quack doctor, but is.a good, first-class herbal medicine that produces wonderful results in a short CATHERINE DEMPSEY. 32 Bridge Street. HOUSEHOLD! FLOUR IS MATCHLESS FOR BREAD AND PASTRY district, becausa tho earnings of her- self and husband are supposed to be- long to the husband, and usually do. So the wife's interest in the result ot' her toll Is here once more limited to the earning of it. Tho foreigner .who owns land in the district, und leaves it idle, gloating over the Increased price that the actual settler and his wife have given it by thair hard and unending toil, may have, a vote as to grading the road past resident's front door or the building of bridge by which they must go to market, but the mothers of our people can have no voire in spending money in her own district unless her husband is more just than our laws are, and gives Lo her property in her own name. So far, being a British subject has not been required. You can vote for councillor, or regarding by-law's for issuing debentures in municipal dis- ;rlcts without being a British subject, but if you wish to be a councillor, you must be a resident elector bf the mun- icipality, of the full age of twenty-one years, must be able 10 read and write and be a British subject, and own property to the value of ?100, Until 1920 a person could be a coun- cillor if lie or she bad declared in- tentions of becoming Britisfofteiibjects, but when the time arrived for taking out fapers, it they failed to do so, then their office .was declared vacant. j This .was repealed last year j The Council shall consist ot six members, although the minister may vary the number. If these councillors are elected by ihe district as a whole, then half are elected each year, and they serve two ye'ars. IE councillors are elected by dividing the municipal district into divisions, then all are to be elected nt onco. The treasurer shall have the voters' j list ready by the tenth of January. This may be revised up to seven clear days previous to the election. Not lat- er than the fourth Monday of Decem- ber the council shall arrange for a nomination meeting which shall he held the 20th day of February. If an election Is necessary, that more are nominated than the number re- quired to be elected, then the election shall be held just one week after the nomination meeting. Towns and Villages The procedure in town and village elections is very similar to that in municipal districts. The voters' lists are made up much the same, with sim- ilar provisiona for the husband, wife, son and daughter of tax payers or oc- cupants of land. Here also the wife may vote as to election members of I the council, but not as to, spending of money unless she owns property iu her own name. Much discussion has come about as tu whether a woman was eligible to the office of mayor, for in the qualifi- cations the -word has never been stricken out, hut Chap. 5, 1916, the act which gave to women of Al- berta tile franchise anal! he upon an absolute equality with and have the same rights and privileges and beysubject to the same disabilities as men" in the Vlllagei Act. So it would seem that it TVC aspiring to the title of "her 'vorsliip7' would be eligible, provided she was a j British subject, of the full age of 31 I years, anil can read and write, end owns property to the value of clear ot" incumbrauce. No property qualification required ill a village. Qualifications for councillors mun-) Icipal districts and towns are the same. Town and village elections for councillors held the first Monday in December. QUESTION BOX Mrs. long must a divorced pei-son remain single before she muy remarry _ in Alberta? Also can a di- vorced woman .with one child file on a homestead? The divorce question is still young in Canada, and there is much dissatis- faction with present methods all along! the line. When public sentiment has crystallized into laws, doubtless there will be a regulation as to re- marrying at once, but at as soon as tho decree is made absolute they may remarry. You do not state in-yonr question whether the divorce was obtained here or In tbe States, but reading be- tween the linns, I suppose it was glinted in llm States. The divorce systtim down there, or ratlier the lack of system, of course, reacts here, and it makes many complicated situations. We do not recognize as legal a divorce obtained in tbe States, yet we ilo al- low people who have obtained divorc- es there to remarry here. Every State has a different, divorce law. from South Carolina which admits no di- vorce to Nevada -where they have been granted almost while you wait, it. would be impossible 1'or thoso who issue licenses here to make any dif- ference nstwpnn thoso granted in the different Status. Ho we require, those securing lic.cn- sns to makf afiitlavit. .other in no legal reas- on why they Hlionld not. marry. is taken lo nifnn Unit they HP- cur'id !llo molmr ilivorce, anil inltri (.lie Prices Are All Marked Down To Level of Present Values During o'.ir stock-taking period there was only one fhlni to do, ajid that to price every bit of chand'se throughout this big store on the basic of present rtplicsmtnt values; this we bave dane without hesi- tation, and, while the process entailed the loss to us ef many thousands dallars, we art firm In tha business principle that the first less is the easiest when taken quickest, consequently we have trimmed and pruned throughout every line of merchandise to the very limit of what circumstances and present valuea aeemed to warrant, with the result that we are ,now in a pesitlan to 'offer you the best and nnsst merchandise of .the season in the finest assortments and. variety of choice shown by .any store In Southern at wnleK avenge approximately 25 per cent, less than we have been asking during the past ten er twelve monthi. WE GIVE YOU THESE FACTS NOT SO MUCH FROM AN ADVERTISING OF VIEW AS FROM A DESIRE TO GIVE YOU THE TRUE FACTS OF THE CASE AND TO ASSURE YOU THAT THE PEOPLE OF THIS CITY AND DISTRICT WILL BE TREATED FAIRLY AS FAR AS PRICES ARE CONCERNED; THAT WE ARE AS READY NOW'TO TAKE OUR LOSS AS WE WERE TO TAKE OUR PROFITS DURING THE FREE AND EASY AND MORE BUOYANT BUYING DAYS: AND THAT YOU CAM FILL ALL YOUR REQUIREMENTS RIGHT HERE, .AT AS LOW PRICES, QUALITIES CONSIDERED, AH THEY CAN BE BOUGHT FOR AT ANY POINT IN CANADA TODAY. SOME THINGS, OF COURSE, ARE REDUCED MORE THAN OTHERS! SILK GOODS AND SILK HOSE, FOR INSTANCE, ARE DOWN 35 TO 40 PER CENT., AMD OURS HAVE BEEN REDUCED IN LIKE PROPORTION; READY' TO-WEArt GARMENTS IN STAPLE LINES, FOR WHICH THERE IS A DEMAND THE YEAR ROUND, ARE DOWN APPROXIMATELY 25 PER CENT.; SOME OTHER LINES 16 PER CENT., OTHERS AGAIN 10 PER CENT.; AND OTHERS, WHICH WE BOUGHT LONG BEFORE THE PEAK WAS REACHED, HAVt BEEN SELLING AS LOW. AS THEY COULD BE SOLO IF BOUGHT IN THE MARKETS TODAY. SILK HOSE, that were now selling at.....'........ Plain and ribbed tops, finest pure silk, all colors and sizes. SILK HOSE, that were now selling at............. Splendid quality heavy silk, plain and fancy stripes, till colors and sizes to choose from. CREPE ROMPERS, that were now selling fJf Splendid wishing crepe, colors pink, blue. while, copeu, and navy; two to four year CHAMOISETTE GLOVES that were ?1.90; now selling at Splendid heavy quality early spring glare, in black with white, white -with black, trey with black, or the Bame in plain colors. EXTRA! Beautiful quality Cape Gloves; were C A now selling at the low price Tan dogskin, in .practically all sizes, and white washable cape gloves in similar weight, with black stitching; all sizes in stock. Really wonderful values at the new price. EXTRA! Beautiful Silk and Georgette Waists; were up! k C to selling at a new low price level of I This lot includes a specially purchased line, together with nearly all of our regular stock sold ordinarily to many women told us during- the fall that our waists were as nice as many stores were holding as high as However, the price is low enough to clear the whole lot quickly, and we urge a morning visit tomorrow if you would get best choice. SPECIAL SATIN AND TAFFETA WAISTS A NEW PURCHASE AT A LOW PRICE Shown in tlie new jaunty style -viUi Imncl emlHiHik't y ami bending, pvetty combinntiona, very smart and mncli-clesired models and materials at the present time. Prices arc1, fully 30 per cent, less than those of a few months ugo. NEW SHOWING OF NARROW LEATHER BELTS 35caild50c EQUAL TO THE OLD LINES AT 50c AND 76c Just what many women have been looking for and have found impossible to get for two 01- three months past. Shown in several nov- elty styles with combination cqlorings and all the plain colors as well. All very exceptional value at the prices asked. NEW SUITS AND COATS JUST IN BY EXPRESS About two dozen new spring garments in this advance showing, ready for your approval on Friday and Saturday. Suits similar to last year's lines, that were Suits similar to last year's models, that were Suits, similar to last year's models, that were now.... ,VJVAU4U% VJ.MMW tT Coats, similar to last year's models, that were now-----i Coats, similar to last year's models, that were is, similar to last odels, that were Dresses, similar to last year's models, that were now.... EACH DAY NOW SEES EXTRA! Pure Wool Pullover Sweaters; were reduced to the new price level of.......... This lot includes all the Pullovers up to S13.50; in smartest and jauntiest models of the season, and in a lovely range of all the wanted and most attractive colors. EXTRA! Pure wool Sweater Coats Pullovers; wereO' QC going actually less than present Pretty models, with sleeves or sleeveless; colors old rose, maize, blue, green, purple, etc., in self or combination colors; splendid variety of smart styles to select from. _________ CLARKE GO.-LE4THBRIDGE SOME NEW LINES ADPEP TO THIS STOCK, AND IF YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING THE PURCHASE OF A NEW GAR- MENT YOU WILL DO WELL TO VISIT THIS STORE OFTEN AND KEEP IN TOUCH WITH STYLES AMP PRICES AS THEY APPEAR. ;