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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta AUIIITA., MONDAY, JUNE K, IK. Daily Herald Established Decembtr, 1907 Published by the Daily Herald Print- ing Co., Ltd., every lawful evening at.its office, Round St., Lethbridge, Alberta. Canada. W. A. BUCHANAN Managing Director and Editor Subscription Ratts Daily, one year, delivered Daily, six months, delivered 2.00 Daily, three-months, delivered 1.00 Daily, one month, delivered .35 Daily, one year, by mail.....3.00 Daily, six months, by mail 1.75 Daily, three months, by mail .85 Addresses changed as often as de- sired, but both new and old ad- dresses must be given. WEEKLY Published every Wednesday in eight pages, and coutaius a summary of the world's news of the week, local and foreign. One year, in advance ...........51.50 Six months, in advance ........75 Three months, in advance........50 THE DAILY HERALD city attorney does not appear to be founded. In th- mayor's annual message of March 14, 1908.. the fol- lowing appears relative to the same matter. 'In fact the city of Houston is growing so rapidly that it has be- come a grave question whether she can do justice to all her obligations and keep abreast with the times with a tax rau? of on the on a asessiuem.' In the same article written by the assistant. city attorney, the following comments are made: 'During the 22 months of the commission form of government there has not been made o" the floor of the council chamber a single .speech nor a veto by a mayor, nor a dissenting vote on any question. The average length of the public sessions of the council during said time has not been less than ten order to obviate the objection of the commissioners appointing an auditor, who would be required to audit the books uf tho persons from! whom ho the favor of an ap- plication, the charter of Dallas pro- vides that the presidents of the state j and national banks of the city of; is on sale at the following places Dallas shall Sage, J. G. Robertson j board, which shall be empowe Co., J. D. Higinbotharn Co., j J J. Johnston. a majority vote of the acting a nominating Co., R. W. Ham- ilton. Ptncher J. Mitchell, D. L. McCrea. Bros. L. Eversfield, Druggist. J. Stafford. Fernie, B. E. Suddaby. Cranbrook, Atchiscn. L. Reinecfee. Grassy Tugham. Bow F. Werts. MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONS The idea of government of munci- r by g mem- bers of said board to nominate an auditor for the city of Dallas. Said nomination shall then be nominated lor the board oi commissioners for} approval or rejection; in case of j jt'ctioa the nominating board shall j I propose the name of a different per- j son for said office and shall thus con- tinue to make nominations for said office until a person thus nominated shall be confirmed by a board of corn rmsu-ners. The ofice of city treas- i Theatre, for securing; an excellent grand opera company to play here. Lethbridge has never before been so privileged and the change will be most welcome both to those who have been accustomed to the grand opera and to- those to whom the grand opera will be comparatively new. Mr. May is undertaking no small task to in- troduce such a company to this citv. There is no doubt, however, but what the public will appreciate his efforts so as to make them a financial suc- The city of Kingston, the homo city of Sir Oliver ilowat. proposes to erect a monument to the hoii'-r of this il- lustrious citizen. No man ever lived in Ontario more worthy of the honor and devotion of his city or hhis pro- vince. As the champion of provincial rights and as a ruler with thf sole ob- ject of serving the best interests of the Sir Oliver Mowat stands in A class by himself in the history of the province of Ontario. Other? have tried to follow in his footsteps, but though their motive and effort were worthy of the example they stn-ve to follow. none have had known us Ontario's Grand Old Man. the success attained by him who was Kingston honors itself in honoring the memorv of such a Ushts urer shall be let by contract to the j highest and best bidder in the discre-1 panties by commissions as erovrrng ra- -uu j i rr tion oi the board of comnnsionera. He pidly Recently the legislature oi Il- linois pased a law permitting cities of the second class to adopt this form "And sobbed the unhap- py wife, "he t-threw his slippers ac- ross the room and told me to go to the dev-dev-devil." "You did right child to come straight to me." shall receive for his service per annum. No persons except taxpayers shall bo permitted to vote for the ex- of government. Previous to passing j penditure of money for assumption of the law the legislature appointed a j debl ori the jevv of Cation." j "In every city we visited we found commission to investigate and report. The report on the way the system worked in Texas had no small part in persuading the legislature to adopt a similar system. Following are some extracts from this report. "Galveston first obtained a charter which provided that the Governor of the State of Texas should appoint two commissioners and that the other two commissioners and the mayor should be elected by the city. This "form of government worked very -well from the almost unanimous sentiment of j the citizens favoring the commission, form of government. We sought the of bankers, merchants, labor- ing fact all classes of citi- zens. The enthusiasm of the people! for this form of government is hard- j ly describable. Extremists have gone so far in their enthusiasm as to favor the abolition of the legislature of Tex- as and substitute therefor a commis- sion ot five to govern the slate of Tex- the start, but it was changed after a} as. Without doubt there has been an few years by reason of the fact that j improvement in the conduct oi aflairs it was found that the appointing of commissioners for the city by-the gov- ernor -was illegal. Since that time the mayor and four commissioners are elected every two years. So far we have learned that the .people of Gal- veston are very enthusiastic over their system of city government. In Galveston each of the four commis- sioners is assigned a particular part of the administrative functions of the city; the other commissioners and the mayor merely ratifying their acts. This commision is composed of a) very high class of men, most of them very wealthy, and they have the con- fidence of the entire people. This commission is a. very practical body, each man carrying on his own depart- ment in much the same manner that a business man would carry on his own business. They make no partic- ular effort to save the money, but they claim that the city's iunds are honestly expended and that the city obtains value for all that is expended. They make no comparisons in the way of expenditures between present forms of government and the old for the obvious reason that conditions are So divergent that such comparisons would serve no useful purpose. They ave confident, however, that the co-o- mission is the beet form of city gov- of these cities under the plan of mun- icipal government. Able, fearless, pro- gressive, conscientious men are in charge of public affairs in these cit- ies. Under the stimulus of great city movements, conducted in the same manner as in great private enterpris- es, these cities are entering upon an era of great prosperity, with the full confidence of their citizens in the in- tegrity of their public officials and in the efficiency of the commission form of government." "Ha? anything ever been discov- ered on asked the student of astronomy. replied the old professor, whose mind had slipped a cog and 'transported him into mythological fields, "not if the pictures of her are Home Journal. "There are many points about our the agent was saving, "that you don't find in typewriters usually. For example, the whole line, as you write, is the way., have you ever had a visible type writer in your office." The manager looked absent-mind- ly at the bronze-haired young woman with the green gown who was hammering away industriously on the morning correspondence in the outer room. he said. "We have one that's more than con- spicuous." I OUR LITTER BOX. OUR POINT OF VIEW. The journal published in New "The commission in Houston io not exercise the same degree of po ver in their department as are exercised by the commissioners of G I'vc-ston. Practically everything must leceive the approval or disapprove] rf the mayor. In Houston the commission- ers always in session and thi, may- or is required to devote all his to the city's business. This thev con sider a crreat as it does away with all petitions and rt-'J tape usually found in u, mual -tpa'ity. ti ri- der this charter tne various of the city, including the scVol board, are appointed by the mayor and the commissioners. The mayor receives a salary of a year, the commissioners per year: Hous- ton's tax rate is on valua- tion; their assessed valuation is The city also has thr; power of raising special taxes. The actual tax levy of the city of Houston for this year wjll be about It is fair to state, however, to say that in this sum is included the cost of street paving and the cortfitmct.ion of sewers. Owing to some defect in their law it seems that the work is required to be done by general, in- stead of special, taxation. Houston does not have the relerendum nor the recall but has the referendum on pe- titions of 500 legal voters. Houston's bonded indebtedness is In a publication written by the assist- ant city attorney ol Houston, the fol- lowing appears: 'It has created con- fidence in the city as a government, and has given a rating to the credit of the city that it never had before. During the same time the tax levy has been reduced from to on the valuation, it being the policy to continue said red-action by ten per cent each year until a rate of ono per cent is reached. This state- ment occurred after the commission form oi government WM in near lj two jean. The prophecy of tht York, known as Railway and Loco- motive Engineering in its June num- ber published in full tne description of the big bridge given in the Herald publicity number. The article was accompanied by two large cuts. The London Times, the greatest newspaper of them all haa shown it is up-to-date in spite of its years by issuing a special colonial number nf over one hundred pages. The number is t> whole library of information and opinions on colonial matters. Alberta has at the present time nearly three million acres of irrigat- ed land in the process of development. This ia more than twice as much as California, a half greater than Colora- do and nearly one half as much ae in the entire United States. When all this land is being cultivated on the intensive farming plan, the pop- ulation sustained and the wealth produced will be a very consciderable part of the population and wealth oi the country. The play-going public of Lethbridge will owe a debt of gratitude to D. May, the manager of the Lyceum MINER ANSWERS MINER Lethbridge, Alta.. June 12, 09. Editor Lethbridge Herald: Dear paper of June 11 contains a lot of rot from a supposed miner in Coleman, referring to an ar- ticle from the pen of. Horace Jackson. Miner says J have read the report carefully and fail to ssc what he has found. He may have read it careful- ly to his point of view but not to the view of a miner which the writer dont' prove to be by his statements. Then he goes to say that the closed shop is simply to support the Social- ist Party. I should like miner to get out openly and prove his bold state- ment he seems to be talking through his hat. Then alas he goes back to the Macleod agreement. The same old story of his which is a thing of the past but seems to be his only trouble seeker. I think 'Min- er is patching little bits of informa- tion together in order to make trou- ble of some kind although he might be getting paid for "it. Yours, A MINER. Souvenir View China We have opened up an as- sortment of above to-day. The twenty different arti- cles comprising assort- ment will suit alt tastes and all pockets. The quality is fine. The views includt tht new Pablic 8chool and Presby- terian Church. I ncr PSK Oar clerks leave work at 6 p.m., bat oar patrons fix our ckwinf hour. THE STRIKE CONDITIONS Lille, Alta., June 8, 09. Editor Herald: wish to call the attention of the miners of this District 18 to the high handed methods of the offi- cers of the local union here at Lille. We are allowed 12.70 per man per fortnight and are not allowed the privilege of spending this amount where we wish to but are compelled to go to P. Bums Co., or some other dealer that our local officers think fit. We object to this treat ment strongly and we will not toler- ate it much longer. We know where to spend this miserable pittance and make it go farther than any other person and all we ask is to have the privilege of handling this money which we have paid in E3 taxes dur ing the past five years. My country- men think that after paying in to the union for five or six years that should be allowed a bare living in times of trouble. The fact is that our money was taken by the Socialist Party and used for some other pur- poses and this doctrine of Socialism we don't believe in but they take our money just the We will strictly refuse to be bulldozed any longer. Tt is of no for write to the Ledger any letter of this kind for it would not be printed, but we are taxed to support that paper just the game. Some people are send ing around" the report that the for eigners are breaking away from the if we should who is to blame for it. Our union going on fairly good for the last four but it cannot fo-on as it ie at present The think that they are going to run Bu we hare come to this country to get away from Socialism and are not going to be throttled by the sumo damnable rot in this country if we can prevent it. I trust Mr. Editor you will give this letter space in your paper, as we are not getting a square deal. LILLK MI JEER. BUILDING SALOON ON MOUNAIN TOP Nashville, Tenn.. June W. P. Conger of McMinnville. has found a spot on the top of the Cumberland mountains in Sfquatchie county, when- the state prohibition law, ef- fective July 1, cannot touch him, and he is now having a erected there. It is 18 MoMinn- ville and there is scho'jil within four miles of tlu1 place. It is reported that Conger has all the land for four miles around itx order to prevent tlu> erection uf a school Ten or twelve barn-Is of whiskey ami a lot of case are now at McMinnville awaiting transportation to Congers saloon. 'Regular hack lin- 'vill be established: As the Leg- islature dws not meet until 1011. he expects to make a fortune. SILVER IN SASKATCHEWAN Battleford, Sask, June Ford, a widow, resklmng west of here, was in town yesterday filing on a mining claim. Certificates of assay of five samples of silver ore submitt- ed by her showed silver varying from to to the ton. Mrs. Ford, whose husband was a miner, shows considerable, knowledge of the sub- ject and declares that similar samples of "float" ore may be found over a wide area in the Cutknife District. There was mild excitement here when the discovery was known. WHY WE REJOICE (Peterboro Examiner) Lethbridge is leaping ahead and keeping the pace of the vigorous west. For the month of May the building permits amounted to No won- der the Herald voices the general re- joicoing. One car on Track i Prince Edward Island I Maclntyre Potatoes i I The Bentlc; Co. Ltd.! FOR SALE Horses and Hay Iii atiy quantity at F. Rodgers Sale Stables Wood Street, Lethbridge Vta'tsale and Retail Phone Ji ItTKBH I For Sale or Rent NEW 6-roomed Cottage I ON COUTTS STREET Easy terms Fire, Life and Accident Insurance. Money To Loan J. I. EAKIN CO. P. 0. Block Phone 383 Imperial Bank of Canada j HEAD Capital Authorized Capita! Paid Up Reserve D. R. WILKIE President. HON. ROBERT JAFFRAY Vice.Pres. Accounts ol Corporations. Municipalities, Merchants, Farmers and Private Individuals invited. SAVIHGS attention is given to Sayings Bank Accounts. Deposits of and upwards received and inter- est allowed- at current rate from date of deposit.____________________ Branch, W. R. SEATLE, Manager. Bepiu Block, Round St., beside Bentley's Store. British Columbia Fruit Lands acres of personally selected land situated on The Arrow Lakes S The only district that does not require irrigation Perfect climate Good fishing and boating Beautiful scenery Good transportation Rich soil Big crops Immense profits No better investment, or way to make a home Let us talk it over with you rue Arrow Lake Orchards M. FREEMAN, Agent Whitney Block Lethbridge The Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company Is now offering for sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THE MARKET lib fertl it tke bilnri M West of Westminster H. FROM A EACH cash, months, balance 12 months. Interest 6 per cent, per annum MM MHf IprtMit) Nti. PRAYING I J Western Transfer Co. J LONG BROS. Proprietors f Office opposite Balmoral PH ONE 63 PROFESSIONAL CARDS DR. W. S. Surgeon, Accoucher. 9 a.m., iJ-3; 7.8 p.m. Office 914 patli St. Phone 63. DOCTORS MEW8URN AND DEANE -Kedpath Street. a.m.. 2-3. 7-8. DR. A. McNALLY-Olfict aud rooi... Stafford Block. Odice 12, 1.3. 7-8.30.. Phone eight and da> 277, DR. J. E. 'Surgeon, Accoucner, Block. 9 a.m., 11 to 1. 3 to 5, 7 to 8. Phoue, day ana utghi. 3-12. D. A. TAYLOR, M.D., ist, Eye, Ear. Nose and Throat Stafford Block, Lethbridge, Alu Office a.m.. 2-G p.m.. 7-3 p.m. JAMES RICHARDS Machine Shop, etc. Box 432 Near Steam Laundry PHONE 409 Automobiles, Gasoline Engines, Steam Ploughs ami Threshing Outfits General Repairs J Work of every descriptiou J Satisfaction guaranteed WALL PAPER J 44 Largest and best stock in the city. J Paper Hanging, Paint- ing Etc. WELLINGTON Bros. Cor. Cutbill and Court- It land. Box 644. OFFICE SUPPLIES PRINTING WESTERN STATIONERY CO., LTD Legal Forms School Supplies Canada Western Chartered Corporation Ltd. Capital Financial Agents. Fiscal Agents Brokers. for Royal Collieries Ltd All Standard Stocks Handled HEAD B. C. LODGE PRIDE OF ALBERTA, No. 293. Sons of England Benefit Society Meets in the Oddrediiowa' null every first and third Wednesday the month at 8 p.m. Fer full particulars apply W. J. Wade, Fred T. Ho bias W. President. Sec.. Box 57. lethbridge iene No. S3? Meets 1st and 3rd M o n d ays in E. of P Hail at o'clock. oretbren are cordially invited. a. ASHCROFT, W.P. 24-ly GUS NEIDIG, W.g. A.F. fit A.M., G.R.A. Lethbridge Lodge Regular meeting night, the third Thursday of each month in the Masonic Hall, P. 0. Block. at 8'p.ui. Viailing brethren will al- ways receive a hearty welcome. A. C. Measer, W.M. G. V. Storkey, Secretary, P. 0. 537. Modern Woodmen of America Lethbridge Camp No. 13589. Meets in the Oddfellows Hall every second and fourth Wednesday of the uioiith. Visiting Dciguuvffi vrill wavs receive a hearty welcome. Coun- cillor, C. L. Griffith; Banker, W. A. Clerk. N. JOHN Joiner,