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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta lliurdday, October 27, LETJlBKJLUttE UAJLLK HEKALD HEADQUARTERS FOR LUMBER, LATH, SHINGLES, AND BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS 5th StreetS. Phone 763 13th Street N. Phone 1063 N. Taber Bow lalaod Milk Hirer Nan ton Grmnum Barohi Klpp Jet BEAUTIFUL SHRUBS Are you, aware of tie large number of fine hardy Flowering Shrubs that are perfect- ly the will thrive there .year after year, getting more beantiful every v- We can send you a'selection of twelve varieties, .three years; old, that will all bloom 'this ..and all will be blooming at different periods from spring im- .til.fall. "The selection includes Lilacs, Snow- -Syringas, Elders, -Berberries, Snowberries, D'eutzias, Honey- suckles, etc., etc." All two to three feet high, 'three "old. -regular value J This selection, all.exptess: charges pre- express office .price. For 3Q days only of Place orders early per dozen Kootenay Valley; Nurseries ".Mirror v THE DES MOMS PLAN OF CHARTER How to Bring About the Change to Commission Government and Put it in Operation-Power of Commission >v" Des Moines, la., Oct. 2G. With the ;ideu in mind of providing a solid ionv. I cation, one upon which a big munici- pality -could be lis Now On St. .Opposite, Methodist Chureli Dniying .docs; bm ihoit FOR SALE PHONES: Residenci AUCTION 'SALES Conducted on. short notice. Sat- isfaction guaranteed. Live stock Mid implements a specialty. J.A. Sinith, 414 Wood St., Lethtiridge, Alberta. Regular sales at J. C. Graves' Salti; Barn, "Wood St. on fourth of each month. RAMSEY Produce Brokers Hay, Grain and "Produce by car, lowest prices. Phone 676, P.'O. Boi 206C No. 2 Begto Block, Lethbridge Hamilton jail prisoners are fee on 7 cents a day, Brantiord's on 6 1-' 'and those at St. Thomas. 9. John Hooper, of Giielph, fell twelve feet off a roof, dislocated his hip shoulder, and broke his collar bone. AN AVIATOR KILLED Oct. Blanchard, an aviator, fell one hundred' feet an-d was instantly killed today. ..The accident occurred at Issy Les Moius, where Blanchard -was attempting to descend after a successful flight from Bourges. city administration.. and public contractors. its political At a special election, this city adopted the plan, and the election of the', first commission was held on -March. 20, 1908. The plan became op- erative on April 15 of 'that year. Five Departments The provides for the division of aHJ municipal affairs in five depart- ments, "as follows: Public Affairs Accounts 'Public Safety Streets and Improvements --.Parks and Public Property ..Each of these departments is under the constant supervision of a. mem- ber of the commission, for jthe law- provides that the commissioners shall devote their entire time to the inter- passed, it must be submitted -TO a vote and approved. by a majority-' before .-it ifaiecomes ef- rective. Powe'rs Are Limite'd A'ithoiig-h of 'tae city are distinctly -divided' "into five depart- ments, it must -not be understood 'that i the of each is given un limited latitude1- in ;runuing his partic- ular.: branch of the: city's business.-' JEach commissioner is but. an agent of the 'council, -'airid all -his, acts are subject to review by -that If he desires to purchase some material, or sell :held b'y the -city- must first present a -resolution to the council; an-d secure "the offi-clal approv- al of a majority of the" niembers of that body. Commission- Not Supreme iiut''.even the- commissioa -i's not supreme: who consti- tute it are ever- -accountable, to the electorate for their- deeds. Should they show incompetency or unfaithful- ness. any or-all may be recalled. And of the city and maintain offices at the City Halt- The-mayor is super- intendent of the department of public i affairs., Salaries Paid 1 'For their services in cities ranging Irom to in population, the mayor receives and each of the commissioners In cities from to the mayor's sal- ary is and each of the com- missioners, In cities having over of which Des Moines is one, the mayor received ar-d each of.the commissioners All other officers and assistants have tneir salaries fixed by ordinance. How to Secure Change The Des Moines plan law gives any city in Iowa, the right to adopt the commission form of government. The change to the new system must be Drought about by the securance of the signatures of twenty-five per cent, of should they refuse" the ordinance, for Ben of Ridgetown, was rur over by, a traction engine and nearlj lost a'leg, The Waddington-Stuckey Co, HAY AND GRAIN MERCHANTS Timotliy, Alfalfa, Brome and Upland. Oats, Wneat, Bran, Shorts, Rolled and Chopped Gram and Potatoes V always in stock Block, Phone 426 of Dallas. Phone 683 there is a. great public demand, ithe voters can compel its submission to a vote of the people, Provision ,for Recall The provision recall is that; upon petition of .twenty-five per cent, of the voters for the removal' of an j incumbent, an election must "be" called, i the date being- not less than thirty jBor more than, forty, days- after the clerk certifies that the list has suf- ricient signatures. The'-" person sought to be removed is entitled to a place on the official ballot without nomination. If one of the other can- didates receives a. higher number of votes, he succeeds the incumbent un- til the end of the term. The Initiative Wfien the people desire .to take the initiative in submitting an ordinance, they must secure the signatures of twenty-five per cent, .of the duly qual- it tne voters at the last preceding voters if .they are to present the election. Wiea petitions "bearing that Proposition at .the next regular elec- number are presented to the mayor he must call a special election., within two months' time. If the proposition of adopting the commission system fails to carry, the question cannot be re-submitted for two years. On the other hand, if a. majority vote for the plan, the law provides jthat four cour.cilmen and a mayor j shall he elected at the next ..regular icity election, provided that it is more than a year away. In case it is i another special election must be held. The term of office is two years and siarts the Monday following the ele- ec-iion. in case a vacancy occurs, the remaining -members of the commis- sion fill it. Election of Commissioners All five of the -'commissioners are elected at large; ward lines being ab- -except for convenience iir voting, registration and the like. The nominations are made at a primary cl- ction held the second 'Monday pre- j ceding the general election. Ten j flays before the primary candi- dates are required to file notice of 'tneir candidacy. At the election thf eight would-be commissioners and, Uie two would-be mayors having thej lf secure 'ten -per cent must be submitted-at the next uJar election. In-case the larger ber is secured, the council must eith- er pass the draft -without modification in twenty days or submit it to the vote. The proposition of repealing or amending an ordinance so passed, may be taken up at the next succeed- ing general election. law requires that all ordinances pass in the, regular receive three readings, and remain on file in ...the clerk's office-for a week. .Only when it is stated in the draft tha-t it is deem ed urgent and necessary for the pres- ervation of the public and safety is .this provision waived.; Cities adopting the -commissibri'form of government must at once pass an ordinance -distributing the powers and duties to the. ..various .departments. commission the :power to pre- scribe the powers and .duties of-the various departments, but that is left largely to the superintendents, of the Individual departments. It has power to make necessary rules and regula- tions for ;the .efficient conduct of, the city's business. The commission has the power 'to create, fill and discontin- ue offices. .The.mayor is the only member of the commission who, when elected, knows-what'department he will be- su- perintendent of, the other four de-. partments. being-distributed by Uie commission as -'nearly-as''possible their mutual satisfaction.'" No Veto Power for Mayor ofithe five commissioners has on-'all question coin ing before the council, .but mayor has no -veto .-power; Three members constitute a three >otes pass all measures except .those on which a: two-thirds vote is' specifical- ly' required. Under no condition can a city which has adopted .the Des Moines plan ab- andon it :nntil it has bee in operation for sis-years. The-process to secure the release much..tis.same as that for its tion.. per cent, of the voters must sign a-petition" and a spec- ial election. This power selves if they find, after'a fair trial that the new system is unsatisfactory. So far, however, there has been no call for---a return "to -the old-'style in' Des Meines, and if the next'four years are as successful as the last two it is absolutely certain there will be no concerted action to throw aside- the commission plan. J. L. WRIGHT. You Are The Judge 30 Days'Free Trial Don't be satisfied with a steel -razor the Carbo-Magnetic .the Carbo-edse that you need never hone. Thts razor is not tempered in uneven fire beat, but by electro -carboniza- tion at 2.500 degrees, Fahrenheit-ra process similar 'by which dia- monds have been produced. COOK FCflTHISTRftSgHAftK Get a Carbo-Magnetic on our 30 f fifty per cent That is an conomy not to be despised and points o the much greater use for stationary 'purposes. 'v The Dowsley-McMillan i Land Co. Real Estate, Loans and Insurance PHONE 544 IRRIGATED GARDEN PLOTS jYe-have for sale; of -Beautiful garden plot's; a little niof e ;than one: inilevfrpm the acre the block or mil sell in 10 This land is all broken and ready andis.Avell watered with a ditch v William Dunn's barns in Winipeg building were destroyed by "fire.- A record 'collection of -was taken up in: Zipn --Methodist church. Moose .Jaw. last .Sunday.'_', __'_ fifteen millions Wesley Hothany of had -his hand severely' crushed in; a. factory.-1 TH E C A N A D I A N "OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., "1.L, D., D. C.X, V ALEXANDER LAlRD.ldeNepAL MANAQW PAID-UP CAPITAL, RESERVED FUND, SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of 51 and upwards in this Department. every account 5mall 'dejDpsife f: x :H i Accounts may be opened; in the names of withdrawals to be rria'de by 'any prie bf fife sur- vivor. Full and dear written instructions who-is'to J10 the withd rawals should always be 'Divert to? Bank -when'? opening accounts of this Lethbridge Branch OF CANADA Capital, Rest Cidivided Prtfite Total Assets W. How You'handlp. plenty of how, -tattch, is yours at the end oftlie year more of it would be if. you made a habit of depositing- a fair proportion of it, regularly, in a Savirigs Account in this Bank. Start now. The habit will your great advantage.. opens an account. Main Offlci cor. Round I G. R. TINNING Westmirttar Ward Stirling H. Roach, Acting Manager. Grassy Lake- A. W. Salllle, Manaaer. v _ largest number of votes are declared! RED CROSS DRUG AND BOOK CO. the -eligibles, and their names are! placed on the general ballot. From GEOr'H. L'lNG. NO SERIOUS COMPLAINTS OF GRAIN SHbRTAGF Ottawa, Oct. is stated at the Department of Trade and Commerce that there are no serious complaint; of shortages between terroiua" elevators at Port Arthur and For' William, and. Georgian Bay lake As a result of complaints made last' year all scales were overhauled and other precautions taken, David Horn chief inspector of grain at Winnipeg resigned, -will retire or November 1st. The work will be car ried on by Thos. Horn, Senior, in thf service at Winnipeg, -who -will probabl; succeed to the post. Our Brewmaster Says Tp Us: "You need not hesitate to recommend ALBERTA'S PRIDE one of the very finest beers on the market today. "I have been brewing beer for twenty years now and never, be- fore have 1 turned__out a product .with which I was so well satisfied as I am with'LETHBRIDGE beer. "With such remarkably fine water as this brewery uses, with the best barley and hops I ever saw, we are enable-I to -produce a beer of which I am Drink Alberta's Pride If you use beer at home get a case. You'll like it. We believe you'll say it's the best beer you ever draak, Tke Lethbridge Brewing and Malting Co. Limited PHONE 554 ;