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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge. Alta.; ay: December 3; 1910 ALDERMEN AND EGISLATURE Mackenzie Given Rousing Bow- man-Meets Attacks by King arid Others- Ali Hatch Also Defends Cdtmcil-Dutf Oiily Candidate Absent-Many Problems A 'brilliant array of municipal wis- dom confronted the ratepayers in ses- kegiha, yet per ton for coal, while ours is available for sion in Redding's hall last night tbe person of the .'several candidates -.Jf this is Of "-anv.particular for aldermanic-hpnbrs and T.. S. Mac- kenzie, opponent, to date of Mayor Adams. .Mr.. Mackenzie was well received and.after the meeting held a little reception at which he assured the support of. prac- tically every person present. The new mayoralty candidate made a 'brief- and.jhodest saddress in which he pledged his best endeavor, if-ele'e- said Ald.- King then went on tb say. that he was hot running Supt. Reid -down, but that he merely believed in-tracing the trouble to its source; alter which the evil should be .remedied. Aid.. King Braised the} same. objec- tion to rthe conduct-of. }the .water- works name-j that the public; 'were-'-'viibt well ted to; the.city s requirements. He: enough ;to, the-receipts nouneingi'his candidature, to go fully into the subject, of a 'platform, but ex- pressed1 a to. :meet .the ratepajj-ers some' night- next week, at the., same place, when he would foe -prepared to discuss his -municipal, pol- icy .more The; date.bf this meet- ing Appear in the, press within a few Mr. ''-.Mackenzie stated. that' it would, his pol- icy criticize; Jthe mistakes of the past, -but to profit by.'them.and to en- deavor to" avoid' similar ones in ,the give future., ,He- would, .civic .affairs his "closest.study with a .view to acquiring; a. knowl- edge. 'If he would "be'.' an even keener, student of municipal life, to'be of every good -citizen, the ".amount of; 'hp .'could devote.'.tb the city's declared was '.'.wi'tiy -'first; last, and morningp-nbon and; night to, andyevery .occasion! requiring''his ed ;had-accepted, the task -b'e- 'some diffidence- "in .view of Mayor Adam's absence, from tne city. But'.in., order to make his position clear herjiad dispatched to Mayor-Ada-ms, now in' tbe East, a telegram. informing him of the pres- ence of a second candidate and" con- eluding with the. statement thati.his campaign-would be-conducted with'all flue respect to the present mayor. This information was enthusiastically received., immediately making Mr. solid with "the audience. Aild. King. Speaks .Discussing men's .'License by-law, .Aid. King had voted in favor., impres- sion that intended for local men, wherreas the" reverse was the case, transients PUT UP The Route Willie Mil es :mail boxes are being put up today is thought that are permitted to. go work here, during-.the summer .-months without.the payment of and that many -of. them -leave: in. the winter; months- for "pas- tures .new. "He -1 not ''believe.-: this was right .and thought .that -byr law' should .'be some, way. .to. an., even break, at'the least "v "_ Aid. Bowman's, Aid. ".Bowman, w'as'.the .nest .speaker chair- man'." introduced }Ald. as :a since 'the driving.-a .delivery....wagon -and; ,that he contract .for- installing the 'making collections regularly-' ..The" territory day is" over and; man's -.contract is for a period of'four that time .he ed to-Install additional boxes" and make ejections as until suchi time. as. Jus-iroute. expands to a length six a new-schedule IS ANSWERING Says He Abandoning the Bennetfe Blade; fitter or to "Government f Was Dec. curtaiii was itiesS I h V estimating -i DeatKof Chris. ASSAUDMITTED :oxicated the33Sne but was :-Route consist of boxes at7the. :Rbund, .jDuffeirin: 'Round 'aid jiompas; Round and.' Courtland: don .and'-CrabV; -.'London ;and, Cputts- ,-Dec. Coroner H. Teton 'County, :SweefeGrrass last' evening, ami i ing a Very Busy down- a'tnzine p'ploclt -last night in. one" of the first acts ifbf .elimination -of Alberta. .Waterways Kaibiray..from a vote "of 24 to 13, .'Premier -vSif ton was in .the second .reading Bill 64 to appropriate. the Great "ways' mo_ney for .public _ .when the1 amen'dment ener, to provide that-'aii amicable set tiement be; ;tlie.- coni- pany and tJiat .the process -ot'Ja'vv- be- resorted to- in sard, Puffely .Bramley-Mbore, F O'Brien .hot ybtin, erts i agreement, was votedVdowii; toy; a count of 26 .to, 11. O'Brien .voted, case, and- Bennett with1" "Rob-. "The ''Vote was "attended many .sensations" as the- vote on tie, waterways controversy jlast ;t sessionV The -division- came '-o'clock; the galleries crowded crtemeht at .high-pitch -folio wing a" stir> ring -speech; -B. Bennett. inier ;Sif tori; .during made} a; strong.; ighting-; speech, -in asked; the 'The f ollpwing letter-, was .received this morning-from.'J. W. McNicpl, sec retary-.of'the who, is in. charge} the .Bbard'sexhibit. at Editor." you-.last. week-. that-this---week'was-.to be cattle show -i week of'farmers ".'were' whlcl1 the- sails: of they are herevia; by the htm- -raevi dreds and: tgousandsl a .good.crowd but- .a: ..terror, a'steady- ;from: "morning .till chanan, Gushing, Ca Campbell? Boiidreau, Arthur, Province ..had' .waited; patiently as tp; his proposal'of.- looked? .would" evolve ;a not; only .satisfactory ,tb- the House .bW to -people _ the funds ol 'this giving-.taem W winesdar af- Robt. Simmons, the popular choice Aid. 'a'- 'nice stepped --.to 'Hhe "front." Since.. be.'afgeneral impression that} present" council was all wrong. to take up its defence.. He Had-'' had 14 -years experience in 'municipal af- fairs and did not: .belieye that any other year had been so, prosperous and generally -'satisfactory .'-from -a municipar. viewpoint; "as" present one. The mayor's report he- consid- ered -very- and it seem- ed strange him "that 'Aid. King pro- fessed to know about public receipts and expenditures as he, King- had voted .upon 'all. 'the' contracts. With reference to "-the purchase of lor introduced Aid. King jmaterials, .Aid. Bowman stated that ,ss the first speaker, stating'at the! this'was left in the hands" of'.a staff time that .Aid. King was really re-1 of competent buyers .and that-all ma- Kpad; 'and 'Westminster-; i rt fruit--" tf'the-.bacfc just attetapt" was without result, _ Railway' I -T> i.V J 4 U.4 A. tuw U U J-V-OLlJ.i and ;_ and. were' ;immeitiatelyfjnpti- and --Redpath .and. Round. W. MaTJtin.-pf Mail .will'be 'collected from, these-7 ;OQ. ieihg notified, -toot the boxes'-every evening at nine o'clock, north, and arriveoL here yes In the down town district -..boxes- are-- afternoon.- The juna-.viewed.the installed on the .corner of Round and' witnesses were sum- and the hearing was--started uuf enn and from this- pointy well in the office room as -from the four 'points previously of the.. Uncle Sam Hotel. closing o'clock the y interruptibii- to the procession being the., aisle got jammed '..so they had. I .went -.into -ptir at 8 a.m.; and did :nbt, for- af moment time.; being "spent in. of-' which pEten- that -I -expect mentioned, mail -will collected' ai 12.30 in .the night" collection at nine o'clock.' r A'S soon as- the-street witness, John Erickson, when by Coroner Connor, stated, that he was under .influ- enee'of liquor on the preceding''day; recollection of having ev- tem is installed, boxes up.jer seen' the deceased; but reitetau. in the North Ward on the following i.the storv told him later hv his hmt.h- corners: Torrance following j.the story told him later by his bnoth 'er that he (the had met the and Railway- eppnsible for the. meeting, as he had arranged for the hall and to him the other' candidates were indebted for the privilege of speaking. Aid. King in rising, stated that he -was convinced there must be some- wrong with the present council, else, there should not be so great a terial was bought an open market un- -der the most advantageous circum- stances. It was" difficult, to give a regular monthly statement, however, because of the amount-of-clerical la- bor but nevertheless; antici- pating this Question he- had brought with him an elaborate -statement of number of aspiring candidates now tfle stores department- covering sev- before the ratepayers. He favored thejeral typewritten and showing plank in the platform of Messrs. transactions 'of that-department Uoode and TiJley and Dr. Rusk, de- claring in favor of more publicity in civic matters. The council has spent thousands of dollars, some of it un- wisely, but be thought the aldermen should at least have the- backbone to acknowledge their mistakes. He voic- ed the opinion that detailed reports should be issued regularly, and de- "opening their mouths, shutting their eyes and wondering what's coming nest." Dealing with the mayor's report, Aid. King stated that it was-very fine at the expense. was insofar-as ft the amount of'mtended also te use ii good deal of work accomplished throughout the from tije ysar. ".but it was lacking detailed iin the new plant? but the old lor the month of September.- Referring to the cost of- erecting the new power-house, Aid.. Bowman stated that this work had-been let under several contracts, only, one of which. "Contract P" had been com- pleted. This was for the sum of an-d an estimate had just been given for the additional sum Westminster and Rachel arid Westminster and :McKay. This '-deceased at the fln the sa- Ms ment of, boxes was made from.'.a mapj.fjst. At this point in the testimony rurnished by F. C. Lowes and Com- Connor arose to recommend that streets are designated Physician Bateman-.and A'ttbr- d pany. All name; instead of number, according to..' the "'new plan, and in order to make f. 5 the location, of these-boxes old -form of designating streets} ..is used. The boxes have been in the-city tor several days, but the department Gray should be -wired in order exan'ination" of .the' ..dead man neglected to furnish keys witlr.-the that it Acting on this suggestion the meet- iii'g was adfourn-ed till the. arrival at 4.1-5 p.m. on today's train qf" the two men. The witnesses will be held until Such, question's be heard every few go' fprr-I would freeze': to1' -death '.'How big, a town} is'. "What '-state-..is Alberta know you-cannot t-er-wheat it is too That was never-.grown in Alberta this ysar, for it. is all dried "i have .a, irien-d in ..Alberta, spmewhere, dp you knbw And there- are large.number pf itttelligent questiptis .asked by peor pie" who r-eally.want-to know and who' take to read. Messrs. McGregor and. Philips, of the Southern Alberta -Land CP., were' in this and" ,1-have seen quite a number pf, people who have land near Warner; _ _j is expected to keep up al this week, till the "show closes Satur- day night, when I. shall not be sorry to pack up and start for Alberta.. and of the government. The vote last night, of cb.urse; con- priate was where the :'bbtainea.; this only the first chapterCin' this drama and., of what promises ThI which iri Sifton.- 1 at -.the government' had. eihplovedv a-V temporary, advisor: :The. v- the'Jranks; more' iully rinf of -'his U the '''Infroduetion-'fof th-e; case. oTersIiadowed-in and 'mp'br ance; -by" what will of. the efforts of night, to .eliminate Great'-Water- cpmp.aiiy- ways Company-from premier'- had' 'been province. For though the' bill pro- There were letters. vides for handing over of.- the ibbnd willmgness money by the-banks to the province Lbuj thls been tas altogether probable the province will legisition to ithere from, expected to refuse "to hana proposed- to i sincehad set tne boxes up as they have to be open- ed and bolted from the inside. that 'time, when thc. investigation will-be continued. The deceased was impossible to put icnown to havr -._. 'BOMB EXPLOSION New York, Dec.; The "explosion of a bom.b early today -wrecked, the fruit store of Tenth Ave. and created -a -panic -among the guests at the Elkwood and Fulton hotels ad- joining. The motive behind the out- rage is a- mystery. There were no cas? GOT PASSENGERS OFF A STRANDED stEAMER been intoxicated at the time of his death. .He.was.of a peaceful disposition; and had.but lit- tle 'money on his perspn on the day of -the 30th. He had furnished him- self with ciothinc, and on the daypf his death to work. was preparing to return Further light on the sub- timated upon when the job was orig- inally submitted for tender. Another contract, that of. Smith Bros, and Wil- son, had to be done over again, but Victoria, Dec. .-steamer Tees purser of the stranded steamship .Northwestern, when .the Northwestern struck there was little excitement on be obtained at the renewed hearing this afternoon. linancial way. stated that in In this connection he his estimation had -Mayor Adams been possessed of a lit- he had been destroyed by fire, necessi- tating the purchase of additional ma- cninery, and involving also a further delay in, the completion of the work. About Street Grading Dealing next' -with' the complaints tie more strength of character would have made a better mayor. Aid. King favored the early lation.of a street railway system, butimade relatlVfr to the. frequent chang was' emphatically opposed to of -street Aid.. Bowman log the franchise to a private corpor-1 reported at some, length an explana- tion, as he was stronglv in favor ofj1'0" by Cil-v EnSineer Arnold ownership, of public municipal ities. The water aud electric liglitins de- partirsecte next received attention. Aid. King declaring that both should be investigated. A voice: "Past or present." Aid. King: "Both. As I said to my friend, Bowmrtn, I believ, the cubic yard for the removal boar-d.' a boat The women were placed in A "hurried investigation show- ed' that the ship no -immediate, danger and the women were -taken- on board again. The wireJess operator, as soon as- the ship struck, flashed an "SOS" and soon had a response from the steamship Tees. The Tees stood by until daylight, when the passen- gers 'were transferred without diffi- culty, the sea being calm. PETERSBURG Petersburg, Va., Dec: busi- ness located in the heart of the busi- ness were destroyed by fire today. The loss is 'approximately The firemen succeeded in confining tne flames to one. block, which was practically" wiped out. MAKING BIG BUILDING RECORD AT SASKATCHEWAN CAPITAL Regina, Dec. Scou left earth from cuts only, and that no tonight for Winnipeg, en route to Ot- claim was allowed for fills. In es-jtawa to attend the inter-provincialcon tauiishing a grade it was necessary terence "Of premiers to consider a re- common objective point from i adjustment of the basis of representa- lix a which times in order to meet -this point it the grade 'wa? made. Some- tion in the House of Commons. With the closing of the active build- i became necessar-v. to alter the work: ing season Regina concludes the big- the bsch. of "If the ment the; country with and.this.meant betrayal of the confi- dence pf the- people -who Had eiectei theni. v "I contend that this" legisla-' ture is'npt'warranted even. though' members may support passing this bill until they ;-have' to people and got their feeling an .the-' change of policy. premier a few days ago chall-, enged me to go back to iny ency on what he said was my-change .of policy. I accepted his. challenge... 1 told my constituents .that .It 100" ot. them would demand my retirement-1 would resign. In the Liberal organ bt Red Deer there appeared, an appeal signed by six menr three of them So- cialists, and three of. them soreheads, ask the premier whether he is now willing to-take the-bluff and tp the people pf >this province on this policy of his. to -the northeast and north west, to tie there woum uttermost -possibilities of settlement, and if I remain that policy will be carried out, and within reasonable time." The premier, however, had nothing definite to announce as to :he construction of any particular rail- I venture to say that i'e: than six in eveir, -rjThe bodies were not discovered until AGED LADY BURNED AT PORTACE DU FORT Ottawa. Dec. telegram reach- eliminated A. G. W. R. B. Bennett followed the premier with a repetition of his fierce denun- ciation of the other evening directly following his address, which was car- this morning. It is. believed the train ried to even greater heights than his crew were- not aware of the accident. SHAREHOLDERS MAY GET A LITTLE FROM ONTARIO BANK Toronto, Dec. is .now in the hands of the Royal Trust Co. as liquidators of the Ontario Bank towards meeting the deficit of 00 between assets and liabilities of the defunct bank. This sum has been realized by a 95 per cent, call on share holders: It is expected the to cover the deficit will be realized from this source. Should the call and ing here tonight from Bryson. Que assets net more Aan the required announces that Miss Maggie Griffin, an-aged lady of abput ninety-four vears. was burned to death in her home in Portage Du Fort tonight. The sleeves of-her dress were ignited by a la in p. sum to meet the liabilities, there will be a return made to the shareholders, but according to G. B. Strathy, one of the firm of liquidator's solicitors, this need not be lopked for within-the inext two'years.1. speech of last session. The vote was taken, neard. no further speeches being How They Voted The vote on the Michener amend- Cross, ment was: Cote, Cornwall, constituency that -would demand- his retirement. Effect of Publicity "What effect will headlines in the papers of this country regarding this matter have on the credit of the prp- i vinee? _ The credit of Alberta wouia' markets pf the. world. Supppsing the 'province did get money from T-lic, hanks it would be saddled with the requirement tp pay in inter- est every year Cor fifty years to come. Mr. "Michener concluded .with the adding of his amendment." Hoadley Seconds Mr. Hoadley made a brief speech in- seconding Mr. Michener's amend-, ment. It was a great disappoint- .tnent, he. could not support the bill of .the premier's. But facts wouli Gtmn, Braraley-Moore, Patterson, Hoadley, Mitchell, JIcLean, Marshall, McKenJie. Wop.If, Buchanan, Cushmg, McDougall, Boyle, Simpson, Smith, Stewart, Walker, Telford, ilc- Kenny, Campbell, Boudreau, Puf- fer. Glendenning, McArthur, Shaw, Stauffer, O'BrJoni not voting; Bennett and Roberts pair- ig- For the second reading pf the Pre- mier's bill: Mitchell, Me- Lean, .Marshall. McKenzie, Woolf, Bu- stalcmcnt of introduction, not legis- lation. Perhaps after the dogs had licked thc clean in thc, debate and were tried, the premier wculd' come out arid give them nice. Why had iicme of his supporters spoken iu suppprt of his bill. Hu. really believed they were justified, in saying anything because they know. Perhaps the premier knpws how dangerous it would be to allow them lo explain his ideas. .-In judgment, he cpncluded, npthing coula justify the action of legislature in, passing this bill. (Continued on page ;