Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 3, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
m "ftfAM to tlw IMIy Rcmtd Prlatini Ott.. Ltd., vwjr wwlol mntng �t .r;%^llb$JMBM, Bound St.. Uthbthlfe, "r,oBtrMtt.deUTctfd...... i4.M ,is**'SJr'....-iS MX BOBths^ bjr nail .... 1.71 r. thtM,nontiM� bf Bi�U .. Ji 9M|kIy Biid� 0B� r�u...... i J� Addnwetf idMiiid aiiAlleD u de-�Ind; but bbth MWMid old wldrean 3�Hl bs clTen. t&tt� y^tti*. unto"; thei-d w�K> wvonT; btt& drM tuu) six ant) in Nuvombor, 1006, Wss tmuj aoviott hunar�il. Compahxl with otljpr cHiOs It is tnKix that I^th-bridgo Is right up In front. In AtotU-clno Hut, there were only nine huud-red and twonty-olght voles polled. In Snskttldon there wore ((ilrtoon hund> rod, and in Moose Jaw a tritlo over nrtcHin hundred votes. The vote in this city M'ould iudlcatb ft population of over six thousand n!ri(lgc Ivcops growing. LET A COMMISSION MANAGE OUR UTILITIES A knattor deserving of serious consideration within the next month when mUuicfpni questions should bo discussc^l, is tile proper method of conducting tiio electric lighting and waterworks systems. Should these undertoliings bo left in the hands of the council to maungo or should a commission hu appointed to direct them?. From' our kHOWlctige of the operation of municipal utilities it is invariably the case thot the most successful results follow the commission plan. It Is the duty of the ratepayers to studj' the problem corefully. If they reach the conclusion that their interests are just as well safeguarded in the hands of the council, which hus innumerable other duties to perform, all well nnd good, but if the commission idea, the manage ment of these utilities by three or five men, without other municipol matters to occupy their attention, and entirel.y independent of the council, meets with favor, it should be mode a factor in the coming municipal campaign. We do not bring this matter up because we have any suspicion whatever that the present council is not copable of handling these two heavy departments. We know that Sluyor Henderson is anxious that both plants should be operated on � sound business basis, with the sole aim of giving a good service in each case, at the least po.ssiblc expense, llut the councils change. The lime may come when a intijor-ity of the men, at the Council board will be entirely inconyjctont to handle such big problems. It is l)ecoming more and more ai)parcnt every year, that the serious niindod business men. nil over the country, refrain from entering municipal life, and the task of governing may soon l)o left in the hands of men, whose only ambition in sitting upon a municipal council is to serve narrow and .selfish ijiterosts. This in itself is a sorious situation and we have to face it and it would be just ns well, if we decided now, whether it is wi.sor to trust a council whose nieml)ors arc changed at the whim of ratepayers who maj- have pricvancos over the laying of sidewalks and minor matters, or a commission selected solely to manage those (itilitics to the "best ndvantnpc of the ))eoplc. In choosing (his commission, the ratepayers would have only one otjject in view, the elTicicnt conduct of valuable services oh a business basis. On llio other band a conn cil is often composed of men chosen, not because of theii- fitness, so much as for the puri)oso of representing a section or an interest, with an axe to grind, or a selfish purpose to serve. A commission would- lie select ed for a single purpose nnd they would know that thoy would bo hold responsible. Xaturaliy their aim would bo to give satistaclion. The city council has .selected ,i very comiJetoiit superintendent for both plants. That gontloniaii will in a much better po.silion to give! good service, it be is not hnnijiercd i by the changing ideas of councils but is under the direction of .\ small commission of somikI busiiiosd mcf. While considcritfg this question of a commission it is worth while noting the opinion of an eminent authority Edward \V. lleinis, I'h. 1)., (irofcssor of Kconomic Science in the Kansas Slate Agricultural College. In n. work on "-Miniicipal IMonopoIies" ho points out that the e.\pericnce of ]'",nglisli and many American cities indicates that municiiml ownership should bi; accompanied or preceded by: "The siibslitulion ol unsalaried municipal boards ur commissions, instead of the Board of Aldermen, as the adminislralive hcail. Those boards should be conipo.sod of fi - J or six members, elected by the peo-Iile, or appointed by the Mayor, one member to be chosen each year for a term of live or six years, thus i giving continuity of .service. * Tlic successful electric plants throughout the country in larger cities are under the control of commissions. SMiercvur ihj splits s.vi-tem and corru))tion exist wo jmiy export to fuul the aldermen. In control. � � � Let the aldcrueu be displaced by a properly cons'i-tutcd commission and the electric udmiiiislralion biicomcs e(pi.il to I'-'-best of the ideal Uritish muni ipal cities." Heal ostttto values In this city arc on the uj) grade as witness tho price paid for the aaundors property. Our friends across the border decide today whether it will be Bi-jan or Taft for tho na\t four years'. In an editorial reference to tho late Hon. Thus. GrecjiHny, the Winnipeg Tribune says: "There was a real, kindly side to his disposition which those to whom terms of intlmocy were periiiitted always enjoycd to a house of cararber chair he found a Mounted Policeman awaiting to escort him to tile barracks. The charge is one of .supplying liquor to Indians and will be lieanl in the morning. I Car of Buffalo Portland Cement On Track Today jTiie BentleyGo. ltd.! WkM lid Ritill IPIMii] lEIIIIil�| Don't mUa the Atkin Bros, at tha Lyceum-In their singing and dancing act. Soten Yean' Experieice Fradical Mai Yaw Shoes at SaMSSBBB=SS=B=SBS=Sr= F. German The Shoeman Between Sage's and Roy's A Don't mias the Atkin Bros, at tha Lyceum-in thair singing and dancing act. IheSouth Alberta lumber Co. Ltd. Have just received a car of Exshaw Gemei\t> Prices Right Corner Woshniistcr & Pord JustSoutlioftlieFllisonMIII Phone 225 1.0. Box 654 U. S. Presidsntial election returns at the Lyceum tonight. V Tlie Coaldale Restfurant Is the place to get a good Square Meal, Everything new and clean. Coluinbla Restiyrnt's Bid Itnd Coaldale Block. Short Orders at all Hours 4 Th� Oltltcni' BAnd will pUy at tht Lycaiim tonight. You'll huva t� hUrry If you want to gat a aoat. MAKES WARM HOUSE WITH NO PLASTER Costs 7S Per Cent less Rotjuires no expensive labor YOU Can Put It On Write For Free Sample and instruotionB forapplying, sending name of dealer to FredJ.CCox&Co. 80L.E: AOENTS WmNIPEG, MAN. For sale locally by all lumber dealers Accounts must be PAID before the 15th of each month A. L. Roy WholeMle Liquor Morchaat PkoieSO P.0.1Ux87 CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN to get only tha hest and purest drinks. This -can best be done by using the fincHt grade of bottled waters nnd carbonated bevoragos-tho.se betiring the label of LETHBRIDGE BREWINGS MALTING COMPANY. Ltd Business Men's Lunclieon NOVEMBER 3 at the HUB CAFE Halibut-Oyster Sauce Broiled English Mutton Chops Lamb Kidneys Creamed and Boiled Potatoes ' Macedoine of Vegetables Deep Apple Pie & Cream If you cooRed with a QURNEY-OXFORD range you'd save fuel, food and labor R RMF.MBER tliat a dollar r.avcd in the first cost, of a range may mean a hunilred dollar If>sal or wood. It is Ir.iilt of dead flat, patent levelled steel, closely ri\\;tteil to Khcct.s of aslK:s-tos millboriid -a conr-truction which inudates the lic:it of the rnriRe and renders imp a sti/p] ; s:e uf the draft, liy leaU nl 17 SO xira, Reavrrolr $S exir* monton Don't nnisit Dainty Doris. This is her last week at hte Lyceum. She gives you her very best this week. The Citizens' Band will play at the Lyceum tonight. You'll have to hurry if you want to Ret a �e�t. Don't miss the Atkin Bros, at tha Lyceum-in their singing and dancing act. _ List your property with m MB, Weoonaeilit. I MliertaRealtifCo. I CiiMiit lliek :: litbbrtdgi J. F. Bodgers Jos. A. Young FOR SALE HORSES Heavy and Light RODGERS &YOUNG Sale StaUcs :: Wood St. tbestar transfer eoinpany Moyflllian S Beardsley Cab Hirins, Draying and Coal Delivery Phone 305 Oice Olhrer's Hall Merchants & Contractors We have tho teams and we're here to do the business ^ Oraiing & Contract Work bt all kinds promptly attended td You will do well to get our prices before placing your orders elsewhere Hayr Transfer Co. H. Hayr and W. G. Hole, Prop*, PHONE 180 Coal, Ice and DRAYING Western Transfer Co. LONG BROS.Proprietors Office opposite Balmoral PHONE 03 -Did you ever try- THE BOSTON eLUNCH For a tasty meal served on the shortest notice. Lunches Put Up For Outing Parties I The Boston Lunch I NEXT TO ARUNGTON HOTEL BARONESS ROAD 0 The Oxford Cafe SERVeS GOOD MEALS. Has been Remodelled Fresh 0>ysters, Oigare, Fruit and Confectionery JOE FONG - Proprietor PROFESSIONAL CA ..a DR. W. t. OALBRAITH Phyalclan, Sur|aon. Accouclitr Office 014 Redpath S'�. Plibnft W HOURS: Boforo 9 am.. 2-3; 7-i� p.JM. OR. O. .iT COURTIOE ' .Dtntlat i GtaduKte of Moithweatern' CfIllv^ siiy,. Otiioago, III. Office Hours-0 to 19; 1 to 5. Room* i and 2, Macdonald Block DR. J. B. ELLIS DBNtl&T Qradutttc of Western Rcsorve Univoi? �ity. Glev^laiad Ohio. OFFICE-WHITNEY BLOCK Phone 307 Hours: !�� MADAM NORVAN (prch�stral-Plant-lr> Teacher ot pianoforte, argon arftl voice production. Visits or receives pupils, preparatory or advanced. Coaching lot,* exaris. Howard Heusa, Cra>>h itroat. MR. ERNEST F. LAYTON, Violinist, Pupil ol Oco. Wilbey, London, Eng.. and of Frank E. Blaohford, ToronUx, is open for a limited number ot Pupils. Also for Concerts, At Homes Banquet�j etc. Terms on application. Phona 212. MR. ALBERT ELY Pupil of Dr. Piifrs, M. A., Song Singing and Voi;j C.lture. Pupil of Chas. HancocV, Esq., F.B. CO., L.R.A.M., Organ and Theory. Voles Culture, Pips Organ, Plana, Harmony and Theory, Song Singing Open for Concerts, Banquets, Re-oilois, Eio. Terras on Application. Lethbridge, AlbsVta. HAMILTO ft YOUNG EngVitara ar itirveyars Room �-Wh V BlMk. C.F.PXo..vbaars, ., D.C.L.. B. Mor Jotaa, 8. C. i CONYBEAIi A .lONES Barristers. Solidto. 'o. Office: Conybtfare , Lethbridge, Alt4. W. C. SIMMONS Advocate, Barrister, Etc Office: Southard Block. ADDISON & SON Funeral Dirsctoro �nd Bmbalmers 391 Crabb St. LETHBRIDGE. ALTA. Office and Rcsideuoe Fbene ItS F. B. RULF80N ARCHITEOT loom t Whitney Block. JAS. A. MACDONALO ARCHITECT Macdenald Block, Redpath Blreet Lethbridge, Alia. Lethbridge Ledge (SQ A. F. & A. M., O. R. A. Regular meeting iklghs. tho thirn Thursday of each month in tlie Masonic Hall, P. O. Block, at 6 pas Visiting brethren will always ris�slT� a hearty welcome. A.C.MESSER, G.V.8jr6RKIT. W. U. Seeiotaty, P. O. Box m littbrMgeleriilLlir Me�t� Isi and 8rd Mod days in K. of P Hall at 8 o'clock. VitithiK brethren are cordially invited: S. G. DAVIES, W.P U-ly T. J. WHITE, W. B LCTHBRIOQE LOUub NO. IS C. B. P. o. e. Meats on the second Tuesday at aaak month at 6.15 p.m. : : : : E. A. SHABUAN, M. PBIMT, E. R. BeoNtuy. Lodge Pride of Alberta, No. 293. Sou of England Benefit Socleti Maet in tlio Knlgbta af PytUa* Hail �T*r7 trM ind third Tliarwtay ia tk� mtm^t at a p.*. Visiting ImthTvB always wsl eoms. Walter Aiiplcbj, W. PmitlMt PrM T.gebhi,,S.� But 17. ^Vathbridga Ladga Na. S- NORTH-WEST ASSOCIATION OF STATIONARY ENOINEtRB Meet in the Labor Hall evwjr �� and and (oorth Meadaya is tha month. Emph yers raquiriag oaitifleated afi gineers. and enginoars out af wsfUy-meut, ii)uld do wall to oommuaioata with us. ROBERT NEVIN. Cbtal W. A. irii3KB�N, Bevn^.