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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta JPACIC FOUR Blberta DAILY AND WEEKLY. Subscription KatM: ..delivered, rear..... 'Dally, by mall, per year...... Weekly, by mail, per year.... i.OO TELEPHONES: ofnco Offlco W. A. Buchanan John Torranet [Kanajlng Director Manager IYour King and Country Need You Rigrlit Now fROUND THE CIRCLE THE WAR Pressure on the Serbians by the on .the north and the BulEar- )Snns from the east, continuing with bnore or '.ess success. The Allies are troops in to relieve tin Bus soon as possible. Vigorous and successful bombard' the cltie? and towns of the province, or operated within the boundaries of such cities and towns, aro exempted from the prorlfioiu of the act, unless i bylaw requesting that be made subject to tha aot. utilities owned or opsmt- by any company corporation, ia- corporaM before tne present session of iejlfj.tiir> in also oiempC WHi exceptions in mind, tern. utility" includes nubiect to the legislative, authority of the province that controls "any system, works, plant or equip- mwit for the conveyance of telegraph or telephone messages, for the con- veyance of or good! over a railway, itrcet railway, or tramway, or for the production, transmission. j or furnishing of a water. ias heat or light power either direct- Iv of indirectly, to or for tne public. The Alberta government telephone will come tinder the scope of the act, as also wtil railways holding provincial charters. The board will nave jurisdiction in all questions rf.ating to the transport- fluent of tlie Bulgarian coast was be- British. French and of goods or passengers on the lines of "any street railway or steam railway compan: and mav authorize any such company to carry goods or passengers on its line for any period Saturday by hn ships Mihtarv portions i Of Mme and at such prices as it maj were shelled and great damage done. [fjx. This power would, as soon as the Btalian warships are aiding- in the (s organized, apply to thu steam blockade ofvthe Bulgarian coast. railways holding provincial charters, have crossed the Drina river, in'but would not apply at present iorthwestem Serbia, drivins the i {or instance, to the Lethbridge street Serbs southward. Bulgarians have JaEade small captures. The Allies have not yet given up of enlisting the aid of Greece. Whey hold that Greece is bound to Scome to the aid of Serbia under her fc-eaty with that country. The fcjs held that neither Greece nor Ru- jtaania will enter the war until some Mecislve success is gained by the Al- 'lies Ai'lied troops have repulied strong attacks at Oalllpoll. The ar- of General Munro at the Darda fneKes eiuected to be signal 'or frenewed artillery activity on a greater The Russians have checked the Cerman drive on Riga, on the Baltic. [Austrian troop. In Galloia. have re- tired Italians have made a general advance, along their front. POWERS OF NEW ilTILITIES COMMISSION The Public Utilities Act, under which the. .commissioners appointed last week are to act, Is one of the most far-reaching: legislative proposals erer brought down in Mberta Coasidenng Its importance, the aot one ot the most unique pieces 0? legislation ever drafted In and for the province, tor Its necessity has been conceded by members of the opposition, 10 that the public utilities will be on its way- m a non political .Atmosphere. Stated briefly, thitre is to be a board to be known as board of public j utility to be compos 1 ed of three members They will ho'd for a of ten rears from the date ot appointment, and will be appointed by the lieutenant-governor In council, and removed by the lieu- tenant-governor or the leg Islauve assembly OnJ of eom- mivsloners will be appointed as chair- .man, and win entitled to hold that position as long he a I member ot the board commls- 1 aionen will devote their whale jto the One mvriafem that j "a commissioner shall CMM to hold upon reaching tke Me of I eniy." It not disqualified by a i commissioner win be eligible for re- appointment No comsitsioser mar he financially Interested in any public utility In nrnvtiioe, nor in any or appli- ance used In the buslncw of a utility The lieutenant-governor In council will fix the place where the board will sit and have Its headquarters, but if necessarj the board may hotd sit- tings in any part of the province Pro- vision is made for the employment of experts in'ah advisory capacity, and 'of ft permanent secretary and other'of- ficials. The duties of. the hoard msy be rougMy divided, into :two...important Departments: 1. Supervisory Jurisdiction over pub- lic utilities, with power to "make such regarding equipment, ap- pliances, safety devices, extension of works or systems, as are nscdsary for the safety or convenience of the Imbttc, or for the proper carrying out 'of any contract, charter or franchise Involving the use of nubile property or rights' To Inquire into 'the merits of any application of a local authority for permission to raite monev bv way of debenture or upon the security of stock, and tj grant or refuse welt per- other the commls will have power to say whether or not any public body In the province at any time borrow money MMfc WuMftac to railway, until the city a bvlavv that the street railway be subject to the act. The board will nave jurisdiction with regard to the tolls demanded and service performed by any public util- ity, and it there Is believe that such tolls exceed what Is just arid reasonable, or that the service IB inefficient, -msy hold an investigation and make guch changes as seem ne- cessary in the public interest. There are.clauses relating to pub- lic utilities carried on within a muni- eipnlitr, but not owned by- a munici- as, for instance, the nat- ural gas'system in Calgary. If a pub- lic'utility company cannot come to an agreement with a, municipality- as to the use of- roads for rails, posts, wires, pipes, or other appliances, the whole matter, may come before .the board, which willhave power to change the terms arid conditions, if such changes are necessary or desirable. If there is a complaint of any municipality that a public utility fails to extend its ser- vices, Siird, after making iaquvrv may- order the extension and appor- tion the caet The will have the power to conduct all inquiries necessary for the obtaining of Complete information, as to the manner in which public; utilities comply with the law, to investigate upon its aim initiative or upon com- plaint in writing, any matter concern- ing a public utility, to appraise and value a public utility when necessary; to flx just and reasonable rates on well as commutation, mileage or other special rates, to im pose and enforce regulations for the and protection of employees, arid.in case.bf accident, to direct any raHroad or street railway company to establish: and .maintain at any junc- tion point of connection or intersec tion with any other railroad, street railway or traction companj such connections as are reasonable and practicable, and to direct, for the purpose of clearing and, improving the appearance of that street rail war may be affixed to abutting on the street No railway company within the leg- islative authority of the province, win he able, without tint obtaining the aproral of board, to abandon any railway station or stop the sale of pas- Mnfer or to maintain an agent to receive' and discharge (night No privilege or franchise hereafter granted to any public utility by any municipality will be valid until ap- proved by the board, and the board m approving .may impose such condi- tions as the public Interests and con rsnlence may reasonably require. The Aboard will have the same pow- and privileges as are vested in a judge as .regards the attendance and examination of witnessw, the produc BCFMSK AT CiEKMAN i'UISON CAMP AT AMIIUliHT, N. S. KIDNEY WAS Until He Used "Friilt-j-tives" The Great Kidney Remedy, ITAUKiisruiii, OUT., Aug. WHi, 1913. "About two years age, I'sound my health in a very bad state, iff Kidneys were- not doing, thatr work and I was all run down In Having scou 'Fruil-ii-tivefl' advertised, I decided to try thorn. Their action was mild, nnd the result all that couli.be ux'pcclcd. My Kidneys resumed their normal notion after I bad tjikon upwards of n doj.cn boxes andl I vitality.. Today, 1 am as well ever." B. A. KELLY. SOc: a bor, 8 for trial size Sue. At dealers or sent on receipt of by Fruit-vtivos Limited, Ottawa. sleeping bunks IIB Amliorst are given every opportunity to decor- ato and make Comfortable; also the long tables where they eat the best of food, and the gardens where they jrovv plants tion of books and all other documents and the ordering of costs to he paid by any party The decision of the board upon any questiou'bf fact or law will be final and be res judicata. Ah appeal vvnl iie to the court of appeal upon any iiueation involving the jurisdiction of the board, but only by permission of a judge of the court 'of 'appeal. In default of compliance with an or- der of the board, the public'utility af- fected thereby will be subject to a penalty of per day. Every per- son or public utility guilty of an of- fence under the. act, will he liable to a fine or not less than ?50, nor more than 4500, and in default of payment if an individual, to imprisonment for a. term not exceeding sis months. With regard'to that section of. the act relating to the supervision of bor- rowing powers of municipalities, the board will also have power to man- age, notwithstanding anything in any city charter or town -ct, ti c s's'ing I fund-of any local authority, which de-1 sires to entrust the same to the board i for management; to supervise the ex-j penditure of monies borrowed Sy a lo-1 Lil authority under the act, and to ob tain from a local authority, at any time a statement.'in-detai'i of its as- sets and liabilities, and of its revenue and expenditure for any definite period. In the case bt.a city or town, ap- plication -for; permission to borrow money must! be made prior to, or forth- with after, the first readme; of the by LW, and before the bylaw is' submitt- ed to the ratepavers, and no further action must be taken by the council until the authorization of the commis- sioners has been ootamed In case of villages and rural municipalities, the procedure now provided bv the Vil- age ani Rum' 'Municipality Act will be continued, except that applications will be made to the board instead ol :o the minister of municipal affairs. A similar procedure will prevail with regard to school districts The board In considering applications for loans, will consider the nature and expedl encv of the undertaking, the financial position of the local authority, and other matters. UNIQUE LIXE'OF COMMUNICATIONS Botha's Victory for Imperialism is Acclaimed London, Oct. tabulaj lions ot in the South African says the Capetown corres- pondent ot tlic Morning Post, "show that Premier Botha will have a stronger Unionist vote than auyone hnil hopeil. Up to 9 o'clock Thursday evening 35 Unionista, 34 members oE the South African party, 21 Nation- alists, tour Labor candidates anil tour independents luiii been elected. There remain 33 ixmstitiiencies to lie heard iron "Uotlia's niagniricent. victory tor inipriulism has fscr, roce'vcd nith acclamation lliroujrliout the Cape, sa) s the Dail) Mall s corns jomlcni, .il .ipetuvvii "'H-e most popular rt1 I suit was tiie defeat ot Fremantle, i standing as a Nat onalist in i uui- liaiic liy (larcia. though iL'ngliti horn, had none raoie t'lin I artv sinijlc Nationalist to enil ittn and cluiile the people The result was ria-rdaueHes wounded to hospltabshlps. Why They're A> Hn. RipUr, of WilliaoHield JSast, says Betore I had taken Gin J snRcrcd with my back and had suffered for twenty, years. I have tntd everything but got no relief until I took Gin Pills I am now 48 and feel as well M I 'vtr did in my life There ia jj A bve-election will be held soon railroad track in order to gel to Word nab been received at Winnipeg to enlist He accomplished boio that William Convvaj, of Che- the dlstantc ln clght daJ3 mong, aged fort) vears, has been lteatj, occurred at Pembina, N Ulcd in a camp ol the Georgian Bay D Oct j, OI Kittson Cav 'ileer, at the age ot the state of workers do the same and call ofi the proposed local option campaign j SPEECHLESS BANQUET Walter Huston and Wilfred Maran-i TO THOMAS EDISON ALLIED SUCCESS IN NORTH The battle line Is shown before the Allies' advance North of Lens the'British Loos and Hill 70 while the French have captured Mill 140 Advance can Ve estimated died at WCrc scriousli injured hy pieces John Gillian, of tion of Col Vi ed when he fet between ttie'soparator adicr General of hit father's threshing machine 449 Hobt Knox, Alta., died after undergoing an operation to receives 'enable him to join the 40th Lnner- Josepfi enlisted m the 3nd' contmgrat a telegrtfih key.iwith miniature poles to carry the around the taole Frank aged twenty bevei, ol'Tne ot welcome wei-e to be The late John Knox, ot Hamilton, Ea3t Mines Station, N S a student off to Mr Edison, the famous Ont, left an estate the University of Saskatchewan, 'invslltorj to in dots and dash- fig The was written In the Morse -code of telegraphy, and the 300 tele- Dragoons, a teacher m a NeBS has DCCn received in -invited to attend were re- Sunday bchool, took his own life hy of m Trance fiom vvounils quested to appear fn working dress. swallowing carbolic acid, it is be- m action, of the lion T lieved, through despondency ovtr poor c R Liberal M P health j for the St Au tell division, and eld ffalkmille electors refused b) a est ion o[ Lord ciiiden voteof 196 to extend the Street Rail-1 son of the late way Companj's ftanchibc in return "eggatlfo, Hamilton, and for construction ot a belt line the Canadian, serve the jactory and lesidential dis- Montreal, will to the front with the third biege In Oie little town of Loughrca, m Galway, Ireland, tlierc n a widow, i "I..... STORY :OF KILLING OF NURSE rectly last April The Dafly Mall's Amrterdam cor resjiondent gives, thejfollowiiw istiiU of the execution "The execution occurred in a wall ed-In garden, or yard, la Brussels She was blindfolded with a black scarf, and was deatMy pallid, but stepped bravely forward until passing the firing party -Then her strength failed and she dropped In a SO yards from the waif where she was to_ have been shot The officer com- manding the soldiers advanced, took a large reyolver from, h.ta Tieltj aimed iteadfly, and then "hot Uw woman through the bend. The exesution to the Belgian people, Vho described It M the bloodiest thing of the war" It is understood the charge ag altist iVflss Cavell was that sho har- bored French sol diers and Belgians of military aee. and had assisted them to escape from Belgium in order to join their colors tncts DRINK HABIT REL1A1LE HOME TREATMENT llts Fury, five of whose tons, mem. hers of the Connaught Rangers, have heen killed in action Of three other sons in the Rangers one is wounded and another a prisoner Four sons of Sir Charles Hlbbert Tilpper arc now serving their King and countrj One son, Itcginald, was vvoundtd liviicc at Julion, sticking to his machine gun until a second shot disabled him Gordon, an olficpr in tlic secdnd contingent is now In Lieut Merrill, was f while Ion Ing his men m an attack on the Cross Drug a fttn, dunnB the battle of Bl -Jul- i tai. will be rtfindeJ Aik free booklet telling all nVmt OHWNB tlock The General "A good roof it indupeiuftble to comfort and happinew." Two of our most popular rwlerUU, used and known the world and bringing coin- fort and Mtitfaf tion to all, an Certain-teed -B.sr.ntMd 10 yean, J hK h-rraile mairnm m urn IMS! Roofini Oenuinf red er .1.1- is cini irr tin flan and tow life. Roofing punmterd 10 or 15 nccnrd- inr Jo baclceil by the roponn- b.lit'y of our mill) No ciimate too rigorous to affect -iM Roofing It Ins up l condition: for yean and yean. f by deakn eterywlwre jiricn. General Roofing Manuf actitrtntf Company n orM tan-Mi of Konjtnr Slate Surf Mad y M ;