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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1909. _ IA RUSH FOR PARKDALE LOTS I I I t 7K I In three days we have sdld over 150 lots to many of the Best citi- zens of Leihbridge, who know a good thing when they see it DON'T WAIT IF YOU WANT A GOOD CHOICE After this Week the price will be raised to a Lot With extra for corner pairs. Terms monthly or quarterly S2 SKEITH as To take your meals at tiie on- ly all-r o u n d white Restaur- ant in Leth- "bridge THE ALEXANDRA CAFE ASK FOR OUR FRESH JPRING CHICKEN And Eggs, also Vegetables and Home Grown _ Suckling Pigs and Pork from our farm. Ct is for you." Also Fresh Oysters in season, any style to suit your taste. We Are Here to Please You at Any Cost N.'H. MURRAY, Prop. CONVICT SUICIDED Montreal, Nov. de Lament alias Samuel, thirty years old, sentenced last Thursday to five years in penitentiary for assault with in- tent to rob the show shop of Frank j Powers, Notre Dame St., some weeks iaso, committed suicide in peniten- j tiary this morning by Hanging himself i in his cell. COMMISSION FORM OF GOVERNMENT Guelph Citizen Presents Reason In Favor Of The" following letter on the com-1 into one single commission of mission form of government by W. T. or live members to Bells of appeared in the Toronto Globe My attention has been called Mr.'j. P- Downey, M-P-P-, to editorial which appeared in your by tire conduct of the State of Iowa, with the "referendum" and "recall" clauses, we would be making; doubly sure that the apprehension which you express would be quite impossible of realiza- tion. The Iowa commission laws ap- pear to me to be the most democra- tic that is possible to conceive. Let me illustrate The Recall Under our present municipal act, no matter how unfit or incapable an ald- erman or member of a board of con- three trol may prove, he cannot be retired the en- i until his term of office expires. Un- eitv's affairs, i der the Iowa commission laws anv be FOR RUBBERS FELT SHOES fully believe can be accom-! or all of the commissioners may plished by the adoption of laws sirni- j or discharged, for cause, lar to taose in force in Iowa relating at any time, -the only step necessary to civic "government by commission. j "cin? the presentation to the. city Rrvirri nf Trario TVIC if i clerk of a petition signed bv a num- sue of the 2lst, headed "Democracy Tl j ber of electors equal to 25 per cent. Pcvvovntnon-f- Vnnr 1 T- I mi5 Hub, Luc ilJ.su uuiLidi i ana L.OCJ.I lour tn fnmiirp into and nublic-i OI" those voted at lhe Iast Iticle seems prompted by the recently m and 1hq commission- published information that both the I advocate cmc government by com comolaint and Guelph i mission. Its recommendations against xMiom the complaint TELEGRAPH MERGER IN STATES Guelph Board of Trade City Council have passed unanimous resolutions to petition the Provincial Legislature to so amend the munici- pal act as to permit (with the con- sent of the electors) all cities having over population to place their entire municipal affairs in the hands of a small number of paid commis- sioners on the lines of the laws now working so successfully in the State of Iowa and elsewhere. In this item you have made some remarks which lead me to believe that you have had under considera- tion the original laws of Texas re- lating to commission government in- stead of those now in force in Iowa. As this subject is one of vital im- portance to every community, if you will permit me, Mr. Editor, I will try to throw additional light upon it. The city of Guelph was, I believe. has has since been endorsed, among others ikeen lodged does not voluntarily study of and report on all different forms of civic government unanimous- ly re-elected the board of control idea. They fully recognized that an ordin- ary council with a board of control would be better than a council with- out one, but as'the two combined-ap- by the Ontario League of tire 'in which case a substitute ties composed of the Mayors and of- j appointed by the remaining commis- ficials of all of our leading cities and j sioners) a special election is called, towns, who, more than any he is either reinstated by popu- are acquainted with civic conditions j lar vote or 'his successor is elected, and requirements. That body, at its j Surely it must be admitted that, recent annual meeting, passed a reso- under the there is no lution to petition the Ontario Legis- "abandoning" of democratic prin- lature at its next session to amend I ciples oi: rights. i i c -i I OUU UUC, UUL cli) UJ1U the municipal act so as to admit ofj In this connection I may state that, infmitelv inferior to the corn- civic government by commission, in March last Mayor Harper of faut also to make it possible for the peo-jLos Angeles, Cal., was "recalled" for unhcsitatinglv op_ pie to exercise the "initiative. It isjmaking improper appointments, and _ "half-step" in the" right to be hoped that the desired amend- his successor was elected. ment will be duly made when better course than allowing -him to j Ircc 10 electors of the various municipalities j complete his full term in wrongdoing. The Guelph Board of Trade some will have an opportunity of deciding j as would be possible under our exist- months ago published a pamphlet on i 4.1 .1 iMiViinfi-. nf "iVTiiTiirvtna 1 OwnersnvD lor themselves whether or not they j jns laws. wish to adopt this up-to-date and j seemingly reasonable system of civic- government. The Referendum Under commission government city ordinances or by-laws do not go into effect until ten days after their en- actment, during which time they The Connoisseur I? at knows the taste of good, pure freer puts Alberta's Pride in favorable to any of the imported beers -on the market. It. has the true flavor of the malt and hops that makes it a soother as well as an invigorator. you want a delicious and re- freshing beverage in your home order Lethbridge beer. The Lethbridge Brewing Malting Company, Ltd. !NEW TELEPHONE MANAGE- MENT. AT GLARESHOLM the first Canadian municipality to i To End Unwieldmess v i IN own am! Derate- every sinrlc one of Civic government by commission, as' _. _ ______ k Nov J7 _ The report its public utilities. Each is controll- it is generally termed, simply means j must be _cft, open for public inspcc- ontrolling 'interest in the I ed bv a separate set of commission- I a reduction of the number of If in jhe meantime 25 per cent. j their 11 r'thp ontrong neres n vnai.ue j T lc raph c0 obtain- 1 ers, "who, in order to secure that bc-rs of our present somewhat un-j0f the voters petition against be i Telegraph and j most necessary of all things in everv wieldy boards of aldermen, and the passage, unless repealed, the qucs- T-l J" Co would lead to a closer i line of continuity of man- 1 placing all municipal affairs involved are decided upon by rommunitv-of interests between these agement and purpose-are elected for hands of a council, or commission of the at a special election. A Vostil Telegraph a period of rs one retiring i five or less capable men, elected by Vr .democratic roceeding, I think each _ two years (one retiring i five or less, capable men, elected by Very .democratic proceeding, These different commis- general vote for a pt-tiod of two j it must be conceded. companies and the Co. and probably an ultimate merger of the three companies, was given H prr' an" that to tt. are paid rcason- departments j years. These men, who may be call-; quite independently of the Citv Coun- i ed either aldermen or commissioners. Co. was the largest single stock- holder ia their company. There was a report current to-day that special assistant Attorneys General Wade El- lis and Harrison bad come to this city to investigate the merger of the j .American Telephone Co. and' Western Union Telegraph Co. It is known that the government since May 1008, has been investigating the tele- graph and telephone companies in ac- cordance with a resolution adopted ity of its size, but it also has lowest tax rate (Mi mills) of city in the entire Dominion. Out-Glasgowed Glasgow On account of conditions here lonceded. The Initiative hand, 'if 25 p petition for a commissioners of 20 to devote to municipal matters, and, our j where tried, have, so far as I canj bv the Senate. (Ciaresholm Mr." Harmer, Edmonton, Assistant Superintendent of the Provincial tele- phone system, was in town this week Louisville-, Ky., NOT 1J- Garrett Fassett. of the question of civic administration. have "out-Glasgowed Glasgow'' municipal ownership lines, and our taxation is distinctly lower than in co do so by immediate If the a vote in favor the matter becomes law in' spite of the commissioners. No "abandoning" of any rights in this, is there We the minor economics effected alone, j I think'it will be seen that under on j to say nothing whatever of the LUO i the "citizens have, perhaps, more than any learn, been able to lar more than others, made a deep study of the save the amount cf their salaries in ings effected in larger matters.. Under the commission plan the ai- and "recall" provisions the commission- ers are at all times entirely subject the subject of "Municipal Ownership and Civic Government by Commis- the demand, for which has ne- cessitated a second edition. This is now ready, and free copies will be sent by the secretary to those desir- ing them. In the meantime, Mr. Edi- tor, I. have pleasure in enclosing you one of these booklets, and also a copy of the full text of the original laws relating to civic government bv com- mission as passed in the State of Iowa, a perusal- of which- will, I think, confirm the points in favor of this plan which I have attempted to illustrate. In conclusion, permit me to state that I am not a public official, and not i under no circumstances whatever will sole connection with this mat- benefit of the information which I have been able to collect. f Thanking you for your valuable space, I am, W. J. Bell. arranging for taking over the tocal i president J. management from W. G. N. Johnston. ar .t .g National Bank at New Albany Ind. was shot and fatally wounded, the Scottish city. Notwithstanding fairs of a city are conducted on strict these results, however, but partly on J business principles. Each commission- account of the manner in which they j er is held directly responsible for the [have been achieved, our people feel department under his control, while the commissioners as a whole are re- sponsible for all departments. Con- ferences, open to the public, are regu- larly held, and there is not, nor can fur- j ther improve civic conditions. They Woodward, of same institution, was senousu j AWermcnr too provjsions arc the most demo- time, and that they might become anri .tntlM apathetic; in short, that there is a' possibility of their abandoning, to an of :abandon" noting while as to the becomiru. i "apathetic" under such laws! Well, THE WM-JBUCK CO- ONT. extent, the democratic principle self-government. hardly There certainly is a possibil- Now. ir, Galvcsion. Texas, the on- borome a little j- ginal homo of commission govern- ment, where the charter does not em- brace the "referendum" of labor and monty. HAYR BROS., Local jand "recall" features, there is a re- jmotc possibility of such being the re- sult, although as a matter of fact during the nine years-, in which that city has been governed by a commis- sion of five business men, its civic af- fairs have ceen so satisfactorily man- 100 much the opposite. The Board of Control This system, as in operation in To- ronto, seems not only cumbersome, but under it there are far too many opportunities to shirk responsibili- ties, or to shoulder them, with at- tending blame, on to the city coun- cil while members of such boards v i- v.L-tii aged as to excite the a-dmiration and j like aldermen cannot be deposed un- cnvy of every community on this til their term of office expires, no tinent The "results in Galveston, as j matter how much the citizens may is known, have been little jdcsire their retirement. short of marvellous. The committee appointed by the ,-r cnok-d the laws of the i Guelph Board of to make a B1RTLE BYE-ELECTION Thc Birtle bye-election rendered ne- cessary by the appointment of Hon. 0. J. Mickle, who represented the constituency for many years, to the bench, wfll be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, with the nominations one week previous. The returning officer is G-. T. Wilson, oi Shoal Lake, The Lib- eral candidate is G. H. Malcolm, and the Conservative T. W. Thompson. The fight will be a keen one, it is an- ticipated. Could Not Sleep. DOCTOR SAID HIART AND NERVKS WERE RESPON- SIBLE. There is many 5. man and -woman tossing nijfat after night upon a sleepless bed. Their eyes do not dose in the sweet and refreshing repose tfiat comes to those whose heart and nerves are right. Some constitutional difci urbance, worn' or disease has so debilitated and irritated the nervous systeir., that it cannot be quieted and causes nightmare, bad dreams, starting in the sleep, twitching of the muscles, restlessness, etc. Milbum's Heart and Nerve Pills are a specific for all people troubled in this way. They have a soothhig and calming effect on the nervous svstern. Mrs. Calvin'Stark, Rossmore, Ont., two years ago I begi-n to be troubled with a smothering sensa- tion at night when I would lie down. 1 got so bad I could not sleep in the dark, and would have to sit up and rub my limbs, they would become so .numb. My doctor said, my ;ieart and nerves were responsible. I saw Eeart and Nerve Pills advertised and got a box to try them. I took three boxes and _cnn. now lie down and sleep without the light burning and can rest well. I can recom- mend them highly to all nervous and run down Price, 50 cents per box or 3 boxes fcr at al! dealers or mailed direct en receipt of pn-ce by Miibum Co., Limited, Tortonto, Out. CAPT. AMUNDSEN KEEPS SILENT New York, Nov. route to Chicago to purchase supplies for a contemplated artic expedition Cap- tain Ronald Amundsen, discoverer of the northwest passage, and supporter of Dr. Frederick A. Cook in the North Pole controversy arrived from Copenhagen to-day on the steamer United States. Captain Amundsen declined to disctfss the polar dispute nor would he say whether 'his coming northern trip was Intended to have any bearing the subject of the con- Iroversy. Entire change of program at the ceum tonight. ALL THIS WEEK BED LOUNGES, Regular for OILCLOTH .45c for .30c DINING CHAIRS for ROCKERS for RANGES, STOVES and HEATERS at 35 per cent. off. Come and see us and yoii will find us the cheapest Store in the City. The Golden West Furniture Co. OPPOSITE THE HERALD OFFICE ;