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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta PAOIC THE LETHBRIDQE DAILY 'HERALD.' SEPTEMBER 10, Pr oven Value but likewise sought to provide increased opportunities for an effect- ive of popular will. The responsibility of administering affairs of the city is plu- i the n i ced upon small elected by the people, arid felt that that system" would' be the most rep- resentative which guarded the action of those representatives by granting the people the'opportunity cf placing board their final approval or rejection upon Cxduuve from up. Fit-Reform Suits and Overcoats have proved their today are the choice of well dressed men in every section of Canada. The new styles in Suits and Overcoats for fall are the finest garments ever made in this country, regard- less of price. 8? r? v i of me- elected at large, without all their actions. regard to wards, sectional' lines _ or j party board is 'given To this largo and important I powers, including authority to p-'S? to determine, the duties !a-id fix tin- salaries of public employ Us, to create or discontinue offices, i remove .subordinates, and transfer i employes from one office to another; I in fact, they have all the authority, powers, and duties formerly _ had by I the various boards, committees, and oflicialrof the old system. To secure [simplicity, the work of the city has been divided into five departments, land to each of departments is to be assigned that member of the i board best suited for the place, and j The initiative, referendum and re- call, as provided.' by them in the Des Moines plan, give to the people this high type of representative govern- ment, since any desired legislation can be secured, and progress on the part of -the administration greatly some worth of personal pro-j perty belonging to the city, and over. worth of city realty. j Great in Bookkeeping and j Financial Management j The Department of Accounts and Finance is able to show many im- portant changes during the year in the used in looking after the financial interests of the city. The superintendent of this depart- ment has the work of looking after the finances of the city and account- ing for the million dollars annually UUrl 'tilt- CJ t .stimulated. When ordinances may spent in the of be. vetoed bv the people, certain con- public affairs. Modern bookkeepmg tractors will no longer be fuvoivd i methods have been installed nor .special privileges be granted, nor will anyone have the timerity to bribe officials, ror while a small body of alderman may 'be reached by such influence, it would .not be possible thus to influence a whole people. The plan has been in operation but and no one would say that Diarrhoea, Dye-utery, Colic, Cramps, Cholera Morbue, Cholera Infantum. SeasicJc- nees. Summer Complaint, and all or Fluxes of the x wish to warn Uie pub- lic asrainM, being impost d i-n'by uus.'ru- jiulcms who substitute Uio so- cnl'cd "Stiawburry Compounds" for Fowler's. If you waiit to i lie safe side, ask for Dr. Kxtiwl of Wi'd illK'st Oil for. Titos. W. Coal Orttik, K.B., writes': "My little girl was taken ill with a very bad attack of diarrhoea. Nothing seemed to do her any good. Hear- ing of your wonderful medicine, Extract of Strawberry, 1 went at once got a bottle, and to my great eurprire, after few doses, was completely ciired." 'he is made responsible for all rnat-jjt has been sufficiently tried to war- iters coming within his jurisdiction, j ram a jucigment as to its ultimate iThus i.s secured one of the principal j or failure, but enough has I features of .the j beeu accomplished, even in these j of power with bility. Other features of the plan are: pro- j gj. The many reports of the various depart- ments are all carefully checked, and all money strictly accounted for by each officer and department. This system of checking, initiated by the auditor, resulted in a saving to the city of over during the last year alone. Some sucht plan was _ _ _______ found necessary because, a careful ftom J3 2_10 centg per lineai f00t to inspection revealed the fact that' only by 'Uie 'I'. Miihuru I.i Toi-oi.iii. Cm. Piico 35 co Mil, .Al.BEKT jEFKItlKS, Owen Poihnl, Out., writis: I always a but lo Dr. Fowler's Extract.-f U'il'l Strawberry in the house-, and would not care to be with- out it, as I have proved it again and to be a never-failing remedy fur diarrhoea. Whenever I am it one tenspo'-nful of the Extract' fixis nie completely." erase cost of incidentals for asphalt pavement has been reduced ;from 4 9-10 cents per square yard to 2 8-10; and on the construction of sewers under were the old. system .discrepancies occurring, and the i Other features of the plan are: pro-; and tfcat it contains at least visions making the offices attractive P' for solution of j warrant. A urn 'to 'the men of the community; j }ems nmuicipal government. j in brai .removal -of ward lines; non-partisan! in 1908, A. J. Matins e i primary a-d election; protection ofi0iected mayor, and. John McVicar, ,y, ithe right of franchise; effective- civil j charl...s Schramm, John L. Ha- i service; publicity in all departments i merj; and j_ Ash were elect- uniform receipt is now branches of '..the govern- right of people to vote on all public J McKELViE McGUIRE Sole Aaents for franchises; and several other demo-! cratic features, including the initiat-j ive, referendum ''and recall. These j various features, combined into a d commissioners. What the Five Men 'Hal! furnished to the public, -and the iiancial condition of the 'city known at all times. Have Done 'I annual report of the 'city their du. fave showed that- every department kept trie budget, and. that instead single, practical system, have appeal- STTORY OF REMARKABLE SUCCESS IN DES MOINES, IOWA, WHICH HAS BEEN REVOLUTIONIZED. The New York -Evening Post's Des cipal affairs have been administered Moines correspondent in a letter to his paper shows the effect of placing the affairs of the'.city in the hands of an elected Board of Control. A surplus instead of deficit, infinitely better managed departments., a bet- ter governed city in every way, abo- lition of patronage and elimination of graft are among the pleasing re- sults of the practical experience of Des Moines, when nearing the end .its' first two years of the new re- gime. The correspondent writes: The capital of Iowa' is at present conducting a most interesting ex- periment in local self-government. under a new charter and results indicate that it is a vast, improve- ment over the old system of ineffic- iency and "graft." Two years ago, the younger busi- men sel 'out to build a greater Des Moines. These men, finding that an inefficient and corrupt city govern- ed to many -a remarkably strong scheme of. government, and one in which the rights of the people} are fully protected. Centralizes Power in a Governing Board- complements stand to The wisdom of centralizing this; i power iii the governing board i i WIT Fin tnc tViiU. LUO.U luaviuu to .in April. UK and mo. than completed the first half oi tneir two-year term. Bankrupt and -unsat- isfactory conditions left by the old administration, handicapped the new government, from the i these men have applied ance at the end of the year. This report also showed that on April 1, 1909, the city had a working capital and that all bills for the paid. This improved city finances is known that only twice in the his- torv of Des Moines has there 9 9-10; that on the construction 'of curbing from 9 to 7 cents per lineal foot. Those savings, seemingly" small in themselves, amount to thou- sands of dollars in a, year's building. 'The city has been able to get closer prices and the advantage of a liberal discount since it began to. pay cash for what it buys. Thus far no ordinances have been or protested under the pro- of the initiative and referen- dum, nor have any of the commis- sioners been recalled. And in all pro bability it will seldom be necessary for the people to put these features' into actual operation. The mere ex- istence -of these provisions, with the possibility of using already had a salutory effect the peo- ple-of the city, as well as upon their The simplicity of the new for publicity make it easy for the people to inform themselves, and this active interest on the part of the vot- ers is proving beneficial. On the other hand, tliis large control of the people tends to make the .work of the governing board in a larger sure responsive to public opinion. All in all, the government is more demo- cratic; it unites the people and their representatives. COAL MAN IN TROUBLt Toronto, Sept. C. Manning, manager of the Canada Coal-Co. was arrested last night on .a charge of fraud. Papers found him. and ad- missions made to1 detectives that he secured by himself through agents an aggregate of from 130 Toronto people for coal which he has not and cannot "he says deliver He says his brother manages the coal company in Winnipeg got a number of reputable grocers and other small merchants to act- as agents by use of forged lett ers high- government and the many provisions V him. public improvements rests the respOn which the charter was framed was greater effort .should be put; forth in capable and honest j men as officials, and that then these I etc. officials should be left free'-and "nd a hampered in their work r f dispatch-j -._' ing the city's business so vlong as x' they perform their duties properly; in the way paving, This, work lias b-en done; economically, systsmati-j a .treat -saving to pro-' under the old' system 'Svhen.on April 1908, they, kick d ci e> oneh money to pay their .obligations aU of its commercial interests, conceiv- _ A ed the. idea of working out a charter but that the people should -ay. especially adapted to administer the times have it affairs of a commercial centre. The brin- them to introduction of modern business -me- The fralners kn.ew inat the per-; formancs.' of public duties must al-: 'The supei'intencem has "held the contractors to a Teas-' Lower rales nAutumn Millinery-: Now on display at our Millinery This year we nave an exceptionally large assortment of Hats of XDUR OWN DESIGN Our new display of Trimmed and Tailored Hats is Larger tbau Ever L. and J. McLeay Redpath Street safety 'rest's the responsibility r.f po- licing the fifty-four square miles of For the year just past she has- bsen drawing 4 per cent, on time depos-1 its and 2 per cent, en dailv balances. territory within the city limits; tt protecting health of the hnadrt-d, who live within her Plan the.interest providing adequate In plet, of pro- o'-pai'iin1 :t we find a com- of ths police chief is a man of seveh- c-f in the ranks. the fore. policoiTH- iniluono the .1 who on the funds of the city 'amounted to 132.17. The culverts were for the city one was constructed under the old administration at'a ccst to the-city of per cubic yard; the other v.---js built under the new administra- We have the largest stock of Building Supplies in Southern Albeita Call and get acquainted. You'll come the second time without this invitation The South Alberta Lumber Co, City Yards, urtk tf Ellison Mitts, Abe at New DiytH aA Mapath The Meeting, Place of Quality and Popular Price. f" "i J The cost o! incidentals in ial assessment'work has been mater- in-! i i inllv -decreassd: for av- ciined b inir ivraoved and xe-. placed b." young and trustworthy cit- I ize-r.a. neat, c v.irt- eous, do n...t hang around the saloons as did mally under the old system-. A school of instruction has been for the 'b-nefit of the policemen. Slot machines and gam- bling devices, which f..rmerly ran in open violence of law, have bsim sup- pressed. The "reel light" district of Des Moines has been cleaned out; j "bond sharks" who took- from poor. unfortunates thusands of dollars of j been forced to! quit. The wholesome" effect upon the moral life of the community is readily seen from the reports of the police and health departments. The police department was manag- ed lost year for less than was used tlie year previous, while the health department was supported at Jess. The city of Des Moines has a num- ber of large and beautiful parks, covering in all about six hundred and fifty acres of wooded land. ing the past year the superintendent of parks and public property has kept them in excellent condition. His report for the shows that he has been able to do the work for less than -was' required by the board under the old-system. In ad- dition to his -work on the parks and golf links he had had the ckre of OUR NEW PLANT Is equipped with the Most Modern Machinery which means that it does the Best Work possible, and also that it- is Not Hard on Garments These facts ought to appeal to the public, and gain "vv their patronage Lethbricige Laundry Co. C. S. FARROW, Manager T i- P.O. Box 477 Phone 14-3 _ Lettbrfdge's favorite Fornitupe Store The Meeting of Quality and Popular Price. Are you ready to buy your furniture now 1, We have made great efforts to try and suit everybody, and we are sure that we can suit you, for we furnish the house just to your taste, and we have the goods that satisfy. Furniture Co. 324 CRABB STREET, Three Doort from the BANK OF MONTREAL ;