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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THK LETHBttlDGE DAILY OCTOBER 16, II Anti-Rust Flues Rust and gas fumes from burning coal or attack and gradu- ally destroy tht shorten the life of ordinary ranges. But Sask-Alta flues rust proof and unaffected by gas fumes. That is because they are covered with Anti-Rust DISCUSSED CITIES a McClary result 01 sixty-two years' experience and exhaustive experiment- ins. Anti-Rust Coating fully protects iron or steel, afainst rust and gas fumes. It prolongs the "life" Of Sask-Alta Bteel range years to its 'serviceability. 30 That means a great deal to you, doesn't it? Stafford-Agnew Co LOCAL AGENTS M M The Letbbridge Quick Print 'F.T.ROBINS, Prop. Will Open for Business on or about October 26th on j WOOD STREET if Fine Wort and Rush X Orders a Specialty T M TO RECOGNIZE ALL DEGREES London, Ont., Oct. ments it is said are to be made to revive the scheme first proposed two years ago for regularizing all colon- deals the formation of the city ial medical degrees in accordanceJ coundl and allows a representation rrf "RovAl _x -f-n 4-ii70nTt- flVlprmPn With Municipal Convention Con sidercd First Draft Re solutions Passed Com mission Form Of Govern ment At the conclusion of the disoussior on Prof. Edwards' paper the con vention of Municipalities yesterda> wen into committee of the wholr to consider some of the outstanding features of the 'Cities Bill' which wiF be introduced in the Alberta Legis laturesat its next session. Mr. Gaet: of Red Deer took the chair and con ducted the disccussion. air.Hall stated this was by ?ar, th most important matter before the con vention and it was to be regretted that more-time could not be given to it. Mr. Gaetz in opening the disecus sion stated that the act followed larg }y the Edmonton City Charter asj model. He remarked that the reference to a municipal commissioner in the bill seemed to presuppose the establish- ment of a municipal department by the local -provincial government. The first uestion brought up was that of the of cities. In this respect it was- agreed that pop ulation should not be the only, ques- tion considered in incorporaiiing a city as many small towns'wiiih na- tural advantages wished to instal a water or electric light plant and were in position to. do that while others with a larger population be- cause of their situation found it im- possible to do so. The Question of ward systems was discussed quite fully. The provision that the council of, any city might abolish a ward system once: estab- lished at any time, met with the general approval of ifce convention. The ward system, ii? was the general opinion, Avas; doomed but should not be abolished by statute. People should have the liberty to make mis- takes if' theywisned, one member -The dharrman stated thjat he. did not think the ward system of elections would ever be practiced in this province. While most present were not in favor of the ward system they deenred it .advisable that it should be left optional with the city whether -it were adopted or not. Clause'fifteen of Part two was also discussed quite fully. This clause with the requirements of Koyal Col- lege of Physicians and surgeons. A conference is likely to be held in Lon- don early in 1910. FARMER HANGED HIMSELF Brantf ord, Ont., 'Oct. Blackley, a well known farmer who lived near Burtch, was found dead in his barn this morning, hanging from a beam. He was 65 years old of from six to twenty aldennen with the mayor, as the city executive offic- er providing also for the payment of the mayor of a salary .fixed by the council and an allowance to the alder men of three doHSrs for ewry meet- ing Mr. Gaete "remarked that the mayor in his opinion should be the chief executive officer but rather the president of the- council. irom a oeam. xie was DO years uiu presiuem> ui uuc Inis luea and had been in poor health for some j was passed on as it was considered time. too big a question to handle here. The Why Stanfield's Make Underwear U P. to 20 years ago, inost everyone con- sidered that all matter how well cut and shrink and harden. In those days, the makers were working on the wrong idea. They were trying to find a way to -finish Underwear so that it would not shrink, instead of trying to find a way to get the shrink out the wool before the yarn went to the knitting machines. The late C. E. knew wool as only a man can know it who studies it from the sheep's back to the wearer's back his attention to the problem for years. Living in Nova Scotia, he soon realized that woolen underwear, and the best of pure woolen underwear, was the only kind that would and could protect the Canadian 'against the rigorous Canadian Winters. He found that as underwear was then made, he could not make woolen underwear that would not shrink, mat and harden. He devoted himself to this problem and after many years of experimenting, he finally discovered a method by which he could take the shrink out of the wool before the garments were knitted. This method, improved and perfected, has made possible the immense business of Stanfields Limited, with a larger output of their special classes of Underwear than any other factory in Canada. The Stanfields make. underwear today because- Canadian people find Underwear the most comfortable, the most durable, and the warmest for its weight. The Stanfields are-making more underwear every year because the buying public demands more "of it. Popularity is a good test of quality. In 3 standard (Red Medium (Blue Label) and Heavy (Black Label) and 17 other weights and qualities to suit the needs and requirements of-evefy man and woman. The best dealers everywhere handle Underwear. Catalogue showing styles, and sample of fabric, s.ent free for your address. l Sfufield's Limllfi nuto, N.S. aincoat Combine a Our raincoats serve a double purpose. They are tion against the severest storms, hut are as stylish an overcoat as the most partic- ular dresser could wish See tut your clotting beirs it .eeting was strongly in favor of a eduction of the number of aldermen represent a city. The general pinion held was th'at twelve as a maximum was much preferable o wenty'. and the smaller the number hat could be got along with it the lore satisfactory it would be. One r two remarked that the payment of .dermen should be optional with the ouncil but again it was held that a ouncil would hardly like to vote .bney to themselves even though hey deserved Jamieson of algary thought that three dollars fas not .sufficient for each meeting ut would suggest five dollars as a minimum for each alderman. Mr. Griesbach remarked that he would refer the term indemnity rather lan salary in this connection. He id not think that this would in- rease the efficiency of the council ery much rather in some instances rould tend to increase it. On tre ther hand it was urged that iihis layment for attendance would be sure result in; a better attendance at he council meetings. The clause requiring persons et- gble for aldermen to be British sub- ects met with hearty approval. That the mayor should be an ex-1 officior justice .of the peace was. also ieid to be of great advantage. The clause providing for the dis- missal of commissioners "by a two-, thirds vote was. argued should be am-! ended to. a In case of j dismissal according to the bill a com-j missioner "sras to receive a three months' salary, .the salarjr to be' ixed by bylaw annually. The presentation of estimates fix- ed by the bill for the rst meeting in resotioil presented by the town fl To be sure of getting real Semi-ready Clothes familiarize yourself with this label: Tit Stfetr It's in the pocket of every Semi-ready garment, with the plain selling price. Cardston "that the standard specifications secure for concrete sidewalks better suited for -conditions in Alberta" was hardly thought prac- ticable as Mr. .Arnold, the Lethbridge city engineer explained the specifi- cations must depend on local condi- tions and that what was suitable for one place might not be at all priate for another. A resolution to reimburse all mun- icipalities for the amount paid in A. Southard, Agent Letbbridie, Alta-' the year it was thought it would be ver, held. It, was have better left till sorafc Jater date, not the nomination made in writing for later than the firs? of March. The a stated day. It was also thought ad- first meeting was much too soon for kisable that in case of a withdrawal the aldermen to size up the situation 1 of a candidate provided s, and the' time was taken up with the number were not enough left to fill formation of committees and other '.the vacancies legislation should be made as to how the emsuing election. necessary routine. Sovereign Brand Clothing contains more merits than seen on1 the surface. The. Hidden parts are flawless, and the shape- retaining qualities of Sovereign Brand Clothing are due to the which is never seen by the wearer. If our (iealer does not keep Sovereign Brand, write us. E. Sanford Mfg. Co., Ltd. HAMILTON Commissioners should have the ap- j should be conducted. 4 A suggestion names attached-to a petition before sion "was concluded by the discussion it was necessary for the council to f and passing of the resolutions brought take action and submit it to the peo- i forward by the committee in the pie in the form of a bylaw. TMsi morning. proportion "was considered too the meeting preferring twenty-five per; cent to one-third; j As regards to the question' of j using' which was brought up it seem-! e dto be the concensus of opinion that this should be entirely wiped out and ed to.be the concensus of opinion th-it no bonus or inducement othf.r, than natural advantages of the city offer- ed for a companl to locate there.' The scheme dealing limi- tation of the amount of a city's debt provided for twenty per cent, of the assessable property of the city. The meeting agreed that it would be ad- visable' and very desirable to add to the amount of assessable property when limiting the debt 'any revenue producing utility owned by the city. The .measure allowing rhe Lvuten- i ant-Governor in Council to give val- idity to any bylaw met with the en- tire approval of the convention. The posting of notices as required in the bill was named .as an anti- quated provision in places where newspapers exist. Quite a lively dis- cussion on the question of voting fol- lowed the reading "of that clause. Some were in favor of allowing a number of votes to one man accord- ing to his property others holding that one man .should only be entitled to A of hands was called for on this question and the great majority declared in favor of the "one man, one vote" scheme. The loaning of the money in the city's sinking fund on real estate to one-third its appraised value was al- lowed-by the. act. This was consider- ed rather too conservative. Fifty per cent, of the value would be none too much. One very good suggestion was made in this respect that the' cities be empowered to lend money] 1k> themselves for th ijnstaiiiug of; public utilities out of. their. sinking j fjjtnds to at least seventy-five excess of the old scale of fees was- The resolution respecting uniform municipal accounting as passed at the convention of Canadian Municipali- ties was endorsed by this convention. Ae resolution amending the consti- tution of the- Union to allow represen- tation from the University of Alber- ta without fees was passed, Commission Government The resolution to take up for dis- cussion in this meeting the question of the adoption of the commission systerii of government to towns and smaller citias and that Mr. Jamieson' mayor of Calgary take up the question was also passed find ?tr. Ja- mieson was asked to rresent his present his views on the maiter. He stated that he was not in a po- sition to discuss the question very fully as related to smaller towns but would give his opinions as to its- working- .in a larger' place. The old system of councillors work- ing through committees he said had not been found satisfactory. Where'- municipalities are retaining the own- ership of their public utilities, there- was too much detail to allow system- atic -control under ttiat system while- the work of the commissioners who- give their whole time to the work had been found satisfactory, the useful- ness of the council was very much cur tailed. The recommendations'-' madfr to the-council by the commissioners' could hot be: turned down except by a two-thirds vote. Thus they are in a very strong position even though they may only recommend.. In the case of commissioner control the al- dermen do not naturally concern themselves with the detail work and thus become unfamiliar with the re- quirements of the city. The city, be- thought could be better governed un- der a straight commission system of say five men elected by the ratepay- ers and presided over by the mayor who would devote their whole time- to the city's affairs. Examples of this method were to be found in Des- Moines, Iowa, -and other cities of the- United States 'and it it was found ne- cessary in' those places to have a concrete simple organization of that sort it should be much more neces- sary in cities like those of, Alberta where the ownership of so many pub- lic utilities is retained. Under aldermanic administration if the commission systems-were in- troduced, the .commissioners, should be appointed by council, should be as few in number as possible. was no wisdom case of .this sort. He thought iJhat two commissioners appointed by .the council would be- sufficient in all ordinary cases. There was a very large difficulty in .the ward system. :If aldermen were eleced they should be elected by the city at large-but the. mast prefer- able method of all he stated was that mentioned before civic government by absolute commission. The Newspaper and Municipal Affairs At the conclusion of the discussion on the provisions of the proposed bill an address on "The Newspaper and its Kelation to Municipal Affairs" was presented by "W. A. Buchanan, M.P.P. This was not a paper, he remarked, -fihat he had never real- {Continued on Page 9.) pointment of the men engaged work under them. along this- line was that no office i should be declared vacant until In the clause dealing with the conn- successor had been appointed. Sat- cil as a court to the vot-: isfaction on the whole, was express- ers' list to sit on or! before the fif- M M M cent, of the value of the enterprise, j Some objection was raised to the] clause requiring the cities the government at stated periods with statistics regarding tha handling of their sinking funds but the opinion! was expressed that it violated no prin ciple -and certainly did no harm to j anybody. The. clause requiring the reyised. as: roll to be checked by the assessor, it was thotight, could be im- proved by having this' checking done by some other, person the as- sessor, and the changes verified by Quite fl, lot was said concerning .exemptions from taxation. pressed themselves tn favor of ex- be carrying 001 a "business" and this i emptjng chxirches, Y. M. C. A. could be gotten around. He buildings and other institutions of a therefore recommend the addition of j nature while others were op- -words "tradfr or occupation" so] as to fully cover the ground. Cut Out Bonusins The legislation regarding the prin- ciple of initiative according to the bill required one-third of the voters' I to any exemptions at all. The meeting was agreed that the question of exemption? nt any rate should left with 'tlfe city to decide. Pass Resolutions The.business of the afternoon ses- Don't To take your meals at the on- ly all-round Restaur- ant in Leth- bridge TfEj ALEXANDRA CAFE f ASK FOJlOUR FRESH SPRING CHICKEN And Eggs, also Vegetables and Home G-rown Suckling Pigs and Kork from our farm. It is for you. Also Fresh Oysters in season, any style to suit your taste. We Arc Here to Please You at Any Cost N. H. MURRAY, Prop. ;