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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, November 4. I1HO. THE LETHBRIBOE DAILY HERAT.n THE STANDARD FURNITURE CO., having purchased the en- tirexstock of the Meltzer Furniture Co., of Round Street, have instruct- ed Messrs.. Beshears: Bros.; j Co. of Calgary and Spokane to sell the regardless of cost in the quickest possible way, to the immense stock which we carry in our old store.'. Furniture, Stoves, Graniteware, Carpets. Rugs 1 Unbleuins, Blankets, Bed Linen, Curtains Etc. Time is the essence of this gigantic .movement, short indeed is 'the in jvhich to convert this stock into it must be is the only way such: a gigantic feat can be the price that sells that rules Vi tire stock of beplaced without Reserve or limit; regardless of the at prices 1 or selection from a has fr BESHEAKS PEIGE 2CJO, %ocl Seat x t P'Rir'F JTXVJLV'Ju 10 fine liitclien bigli warnlino- Bold at 840.00, BKICE TTO STORE IS CLOSED TO BBIN0 ABOUT THE FINAL ARRANGEMENTS TO SELL THE FIND IX EACH AND EVEEY MARKED THE LOWEST FURNITURE WAS EVER OFFERED 1 -0 ?E HERE EARLY. X U NO MIS-REPRESENTATION Com- 5: Acme-Cooking Stoves, nickel mount- at 828.00. BESHEARS PRICE ,..........SI7.45 15 Wonder SoldatSS.OO. ..V BESHEARS PRICE 25 Chamber Toilet-'Sets-r- 10 pieces, sold at BESHEARS PRICE 15 Tin, Copper and Galvanized Wash B oilers Good tin boiler, coper bottom, sold at BESHEARS PRICE gg if, HUDSON'S BAY, ETC., TVJLL BE ACTUALITIES; iU) Iron B'eds, Mattresses and Springs, -r-pkte, usual BESHEiRS PRICE 50' Double the entire the Melteer Furniture Co. bought by -.-r--.the .Standard Furniture Co., of Crabb St. on Round Street- OPPOSITE LETHBRIDGE SHAIL LETHBRIDGE ADOPT v IHE COMMISSION PLAN? Article 1. Some Failures of the Present .Sy- stem Analyzed form of ridge's City government neces- sary., at the present time? is the much-talked-of DCS Moines plan -of. commission government all that the cities-that have tried it, claim it to be? Is Lethbridge at the present time too small a city-id adopt the full com- mission plan, of government? Tiiese questions; -of much import- ance and Interest to every Lethbridge citizen at the present time, it is the purpose of the writer to try and answer to the best of his ability., in a is -ot- short which this is -fi-yst. Some Absent Ills It; "as ;weli; right'.'here at the start: to'mention a facr'-whlch ev- erybody knows. Lethbridge, happily, is minus trro'or three of thermosfc ob'-.. jectionaDle factors which "other cities, American in parti.QUlar, have had to contend-with, to ex- lent, most of the cities already adopted the Des around .mild'upheaval and protest against the j year's council. This time, perhaps, the ratepayers elect men whom .they tliink are by nature' kickers and 'Vho win act as sort of watch dogs. Bu-t j the same old inefficiency and extrava- gance persist. Next election, a return is made to a business council of "busi- ness" men, if any can be. induced to run, but with little-or-no'iniprovement. is not only city with experience. Calgary, Vancouv- er, Edmonton, they all know what it ;1S- Why Business? Men VVonltv Run it, the that the "business" man. Oie man. most stiff _ cessful in his own affairs, -is so often j unsuccessful as an flow it that many of the best men, the .most successful be j induced run ..inr elec- nons? in -the answer to this ;question, perhaps, lies'" ilfe crnx "of the whole question .of; the fail-. ure ,of the present, The. busi- ness men elected''are "honest and de- party no place in iminicipal affairs; the'ward system was never used corruption, to any jaoie extent, has not worked its poison into -the -body municipal. They therefore, Jt wonld take Way local .self direct vote of the people, which .is'tr no means to be rejected or cast Let consist aldermen; one of whom shall..be-Telf: jscted annually, and, one of wiom j be mayor. .Give these all tne powers to the Ity coifercil and miLke'them system is inefficie'nti w-asteful and extravagant The result is a higher cost Of government and operation. ,bf the dbtain. operated as private concerns.. extravagant aldermen, or officials are able to -circumvent thenlc Taxes are not reduced to give the sary to discover how" aid to apply the knife. -They soon find the task- a- thankless, "their only and when their termisT are. ended, noth- ing could tempt them' anew. i They- go out about-las would go out-.from-a-terni in jafl, or from deten- tion, for Other bilsiness men are ivariied ,and decline" .to 'make As--a.result the naturally men. who believe in -wiooping things? up for all main in control, and v.ith the 'assist- pro visions for initiative, and recall. Divide Up the Work': -.Divide the whole city three departments, .place- .one" alder- man at 'head -of departbaent and niake ike- these three aldermen of their and pay tbem adeouate compenisation for so doing; mere, clerks, -but- as of-, "public of "endless details" of: tiie most vexatious character, annually .into tlie .hundreds, of .ttious-, ands of dollars.. "we any right tp expect constaixt daily and hourly and.; .central 'tO Spend his on" a Exceptions Prove the-Rule-, i''- ..are- of.courseV'esceptiois -to ithe rule- especialiy. in cit- -les where a bias's 'of retired tically retired -business men, 'grows if men of this- "stamp can ;be -in- any right to 'expect success In-pub- lic" affairs any more'than in'.private STRAYED AVVAY S., quesr on tee of-Willie commenced today. The evidence that the ULic V: