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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume V. Letlibridge, Alberta. Tuesday, Juiic Number 160 cGOVERN IS THE ROOSEV1T NOMINEE FOR CHAIRMAN [ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT SHOWS A GOOD PROFIT fDuring the Operatoin of the of a 'Year ISUPT, REID'S REPORT All Sides ,of the City's Electrical De- I.-... partment No department of Ihc city has ever -more ..pleasing return for Ihe )ilal outlay "expended than the electricity department. This depart- inent, which since the electrical plant s taken ovei; by Iho city, in Jan- 1.0JO; i has '.been in charge of Sunevlntentlent A. Reid, ami yet. 1ms1 it sliowii a deficit. In jfp.910 it showed a prolll. of A Deduction of '2o per c-ent. to all users then ordered. 1" spite of, HUB the plant cleared in frver result that an- jjpther 10 per cent; in 'Up; effect, cutting the light rates to per KAV. And now in. the iacc of Lhis second -the Biiperintend-ant In his g. first quarter's, report shows a clear profit, of almost; In...the months up to April" 30. At this rate over profit, will 'again'Tie rcal- fjf ized whan, another general reductioliyb-r 10' per cent, may be looked But i-vobably (lie most item of. Sjiperinlendent Raid's report 'i is the announcement of a.cut. in pow- er rates to" 2- cents, per for ilarge users. With the possible ex- ception of. on'e or -two places ho city iriv'th'c .west prospective manu'riictiirerB better terins: on thnn Letbbridge. ..Mr. Reid's Report Mr. Rei-d report, "-which WO.G pre- sented to the'council this follows: beg Lo band' yoi herewith my report of the clectrii and street railway Th m, and. not would the Rooievelt-candidate for Uni porary chairman. This declvlen: wai reached; at conference which Col Rootevclt had with hli leaden ,Tuue Taft and Rooicvelt forces, itthered. at tbe Loliieum for toe open of the Republican National' con: with the battle lines on both Bides holding firm and with leaders and Meting that the nsslon. would epocb in the inoals ot American' politic? r principili of a na onal ?polltlqil conAwition met under greater stress of reeling than that wliicb The pliere with f anfnioefty Thousand! nflopto who were unable to obtain iti at the ention thronpefl he hotel Jobbies and the immMltata o-r the Coliseum TH ith the idea, zenaallon of iome BOrt j would ;develop In the big hall at-any moment. Many political tald It Tiasr 'the vorat'crush of humanity convention experience. President .Taft's managers ed .their.-plans.-for; the C'Ebt floor of tbe.convention on.the.aavumpl tlon that the, temporary, IB .pre- pared the National coramJUee v, ould ahon a TafL majority bv a margin thej RBiumed that the Lempoi an roll of miUee would become the temporary roll of the-'convention, To Colonel Roosevelt and 'tila '-advlianL faralllBr. with the urea ev ol ed an elei enth hour> scheme lor reducing thli small majority by ment to eliminate .'from the temporary thoEc votw Ti hlch are challeneed bj Coionel Rcoaevelt This scheme faiheied hy 111 Inois delegation and ratified at a meeting of the Roosev elt delegate! this morning embodied In the folovv Ina" i esolution w hicb. an ad, dressed-: to the body of the tion: 'Resolved: That'ho election porarj or other of this con yen tlon' or) resolution or. .other pro- be taken, as the of, this convention, or hive any: effect, unless'it shall receiv-s on a roll, call the- affirmative ''votes of'o-IO'of. delegates .whose seats are iincontest- ed and 'this shall aiwl be in force during tne temporary, organization of this iin- lll -pernmnent organization.; thereof, shall have .been ef'ccbad. Every possible effort was the Roosevelt managers to hate, the Tnft leaders agree to ...accept .and abide by Illinois friends of Congressman William n. McKInley, President Tnfl's campaign manager, sough! to neve him'agree' to lhe plan. Governor Dineen, V.. Sherman, Stato Senator Lo.- gan Pay, of Springfield, and Tbomns of Chicngo, were among, who threw MieiT personal influence in- to lhe balance In attempts to have Mr.. McKinley accept the nrrange- Taff leaders pointed out that plan was In .direct opposition to tbe 'iiles governing Hie com- nlttee. and lo long: cBUbllahed. proT' edure In organliatlon pi Republican National conTentlom. 7hc proposed Innovation, met jf1th: Ititc of majority, of'the nwmberi of lontl committee. n ;