Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 8, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta
Fi'lclay, Aiigiist 8,1013. THE LETHBRlDGE DAILY HERALD Page 9 BOmWED RATE IMS Ijondon, Aug. 8.-The Tim�B la publishing a series of articles on Canadian borrowing.- The writer's conclu-Bions^ appear reassuring. He declares. In. reKard to railways, tor Instance, that the expenditures has generally been economical and well directed, and he does not ihlnk Canada is unduly burdened with railway enterprises. Touching on municipalities the writ-er says: "The following, often heard recently, is: 'Have not the Canadian municipalities' heen extravagant?' "The qualified answer roust bo given that they have been extravagant, particularly in the west, to this extent, that they have, provided themaelveB with Inhabitants by borrowing with many conveniences for improvements which, In other places, had to be provided gradually out of revenue. But, after all. if a municipality can bori'ow money to pave streets at once, flay for, 4% per cent., it may be better business to borrow and pave and to pay interest, plus a sinking fund over a term of years, rather than to spread the expenditure over the same term of years hy meeting it out of revenue and doing with partially paved streets. It is largely a question of cost of money and Canadian municipalities have been able, until recently, to get money very cheaply. No doubt'with easy money markets camo easy spending and the tendency has been both to undertake improvements too hastily and charge too much against capital account. That tendency will be corrected bjr the pre^'ent difficulty in raising fresh loans. Meanwhile Canadian towns have had their money cheap and interest and sinking funds, which they will have to pay as charges on their past, improvements are proportionately low," Board of Trade Banquet to Delegates iContiaued from front page) gatlonlsts in Western Canada, Com-JMlssloner F. H. Peters, and H. C. Mo-. Mullen, live stock commlBslbner of the C, P. R., who is intensely Interested lu irrigation because of ita very close relation to the live stock Indus-' try. Scattered about were the oth-er speakers and prominent irrigatlonlsts of three continents, making the. most 'brilliant gathering ever held in Leth-bridge. It was a real geit-together tie which augurs wfell fro the future of irrigation in. the west. "1 liope that every one present has thoroughly enjoyed his visit to Leth-bridge," said Mr, Downer in introducing the toast list. (Long applause.) Penticton and Kamloops, the two British Columbia clfles which made such ,a spirited bid for the congress, were ' thfin toasted. Mayor �Bennett, of Penticton, the triumpljant city, and Mr. Lawrencei of Kamioops, respoti^ing heartily to the toast, for, really Jt was -a successful start tor tfie 1914 conyentlon.^ Mr. Bennett praised ' Lfetlibrid'ge "iJeautlful very highly, and suggested "^Ihat "a monument should be raised to the memory of the men who had laid out the parks and streets. A voice: "Don't raise it.too soon." (Laughter). '.'The City, of LethbridgB" So niany banquets in one week has made Mayor Hardle' proficient in ex-toll Ihg tKB^'gtJoapotntB'of the city, and in response to the above toast last Slight he excelled himself. He bade adieu, on behalf of the citizens, to the visiting delegates. He believed such conveutlons wore for progress, for only by comparison of ideas,, as of anything- else, can the best. be obtained. . �� W. C. Ives of the Board pf Tradcln-forraed,:, thS gathering, that, th^a.bait Gardens, which had been so freely ex-! tolled,,waB'n6talwa.ya a park. It had its ;^^use for existence In the fact thatll Was'�necessary Iti the aiiblenf days tor turning I.. G. Baker's bull teams. He was glad the convention had been held hera, -Tor from H. C. McMullen, the local Board of Trade had learned something about the pos-BlblUtles of finding markets for the ,products of, intensive agriculture which '�VTOuld,. he' ttejlevfed, rtlsulfc In lasting good -for the whole province. � V,: ..:;..,!'c�iiadk!'\, �W. A.;Buclian^n, m:p,, saldlie could hot stjeak .on su6h l^^r^^^ flvJB minutes, ,6uJ he "wouJlS^ i^^^ to isay/'eV^n ttipufefi our^^ckels" in'&.y � be; sqijiiwhat ��)iK^r^VM^.M!^^�';i, have ibein this y,(^ar, heji�ifl]i)ilad|^^ In the Domliil6n.';^ej8is:olii(^.*h'eer^ specially, wh^. W;Trij4to]^^ achievements of tKe ijiaili.^^ ered the poaaibiUtieBvof/^iiiturs. j : In the Irrigated /dlBtripig bejlWed-Altiorta B. G; KaS tlie itiiipleuB itt an ln^8try.;.>hiich ..wUl.^ba'aten' the time whSn the Qaaadian We�t iWUl be. J^ble tb live -wlth'ln Itsdlf. Mrl Buchari-t an suks^gted.' Saskatchewan might have th6 congress ^in 1915. The Province of Alberta was ably championed by Dr.. Ste^vart,, M.P.P., ,who said that, no ijoattet- where one travelled In Alberta^'lie, alWayi found' the people thought. their hb'mesteada were the best, therefore the province must he universally^ good. He had a good word to say about the irrigation congress, expressing; the belief that Kucli conventions could not but result In the general good, Mr. Robert Needham, of the Maple Creek Waters Users' ABaooiatlop, ably championed the province of Saskatchewan, the premier wheat'lirovlnoe of Canada. He.^id not foirget to tell tlie banquetters either that Saskatchewan was the home of some of the oha?"-)lon � hprses and ca^(;le of. .the.^opu.ntry. But -he did not claim all the honors for Saskatchewan for the iuter prbvlii-ces were quite regular In o�ypyIp^ off-a fair aliaj-e of the sUveni^'lte: too. � Mr. William Youi^g, aiieaWfig- for BritWh iCplumbla, fttt^ot the subjedt next, Ills hesirt fer-a memetit, to con- ; gratulate LeljibrWige on Its muni-'; Eipally pwned utlUMeg, for >Ir,., Vqung. 18 an eng.l�ear aii^tfXiiat: he, ha^ here had made a AWynot^lmp^^Blon, on him. Ha'was gla^'tb, seVprogreis pn every hand .C- Mr. and Mrs. Jf>T. J. Vallance and daughter^leave in the moi-rilng for NelBon, b' C, on a two weeks' holiday trip. �. - 'Mr. W. M. Campbell K.C., of Mac-leod, was In tine city todhy and called on his'slater, Mrs. G. R. Tinning. � -�* . ����. A Narragansett Pier, R. I., despatch pays: The ankle watch Is the'latest tad of the smart set. Fifteen...of them were observed last night at a gay masquerade in the Point Jndlth Coun-. try Club. � The engagement is announced In Winnipeg of Mabel Helen;^ youngest daughter of Mrs. Fortune and the'late Mark . Fortune, to Harrison. Archer Drlscoll. The wedding will take place quietly on Saturday, August 23rdi It will be remembered that-Mark � Fortune was one ot the vlctlpjs of the Titanic disaster, fiom wlilch ' Mrs. Fortune and her daughters were saved. The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Adams was the scene of an enjoyable affair last evening In honor of Miss L. Adams' birthday, and also,as'a farewell courtesy to Mrs. Mes-aer. Mrs.' Adams, asfiiated by her daueht'er, Ellsle, and Miss D.^Stitt, received the thirty-one guests bidden. An action: song by the Misses Ivy and Glsie Adams, and Miss Doris S)!itt was followed by dancing, -splendid music being s.UP-piled by Mr. lieonard. Dainty r^^ef^esh-m^nts were Served by the hostess, as., slBted by Mrs,\Smith, Mrs. Mesa^r.'and Arthur and H^^rbett Adams. Mlsa Adanis was the recipient of many beautlf^il gifts, amd altogothw a most enjoyabjle evening was spent by these present! - � j* ' * ��� * ���� ��� ALU^N-MILTON ' - / The maf'rlage of Mlas Nera Winona Milton, ptKallk^el, Mpnt,, to Mr. taw^* Mir. George Mitford, choir director at Wesley Church, Is very anxious that evcrj' member of the choiT attend the rehearsal this evonlng. * * !|t The judging for the best kept lawn and grounds, the bust collections ot flowers, etc.. In cotuiectlon with the city beautiful contest, being conducted under the auspices of the Woman's Civic club will take place between the 15th and the 20th ot August. * * * On ^unday aftei-noon a children's flower ' service will ho held in St. M,airy'8 church, at three o'clock, to which all parents and friends are cordially Invited, iiach cliiUi is asked to brliig a bunch of flowers, and at the ciiose of the service, alter being solemnly presented at the altar, the flowers.will be sent to the Gait Hospital. * * a The Travellers' Aid report of the W. C.'T.U., firom Jun� 23 to July 23 is as follows: Number of trains met........ 192 Nii-mbeT of "passengers asBlsited.. 148 Number of girls cared for..... 1)3 Information was given to 94 pis-sengers. Bed provided at Deaconess' rooms tot; seven girls. Money received for beds, $3.25. Your travellers' aid has been greatly hianidicapped in her work during the jnoiath for the lack of a suitable res-tauraiit where a girl could be taken to get breakfast at a moderate cost when coming off the eaa-ly trains. A number have enquired for the Y. W. C. A., where j^hey Qouid get meals or stay, 'While .waiting for their train. In view of the' fact that, unfortunately, there te not a "Y," your travellers' aid ha� sought to solve the pio^blem ot ab-cppiiHOdatlpni, etc., by taklsn'g girls td her pwn rpoms and there provided a breakfeet by means of a smell pU stpve, and alsp brought girls to reet In her rooms while waiting for. their trains; For help rendered in this way the glrle havf; been very grateful. The time seem* to have a(rriye Ttn cannot hurt.' / ' ^'n "