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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta a.y. December TITELRTirnitlDflK DAILY HEHALD A Good Thing will Not Last Long Dominion is selling-- very rapidly." will lie sorry when .spring cunios lliat you wore mil one of Ilic oni'Ly investors in lliis properly. Mvery lot ,-i building1 proposi- tion, liiyli, dry, and level. Use a little I'oro-sig-lit and buy now. Call lit onr odicc ,or phone 1235. Mitford Co., Owners Opposite Herald WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED North Lethbridge Realty Co. NORTH LETHBRIDGE To Exchange for Farm Land A b'eautiful ten acre irrigated tract, in the Spokane Valley near Posl Falls, Idaho. Five acre bearing orchard; good seven' room house, good barn and out-buildings complete. One mile, to Eighth (Jrtde School Good ideal home place. Do you want It? O. T. LATHROP Htm Itarhrd Block Leant Fire Insurance Money to Loan CHEAP HOMES ii storey house, on 1 I-2 lots, uear Gftlbralth cash, J23.00 monthly. Five roomed, fully modern cottage, on one lot, half block from car line, J2300.QO. cash, balance in five 'years. The C. B. Bowman Agency KCADIA BLOCK. PHONE 1412.' PHONE 1IM. POST OFFICE BOX 531 BIRD'S V.JEW OF CONSTANT! IT l-JNVIHONS This p.cturc gives an adequate idea of the location of European quarter In Constantinople, where th consulate! arc being guarded by marlnea. In a massacre now 'seems hardly th bridges crossing the Golden Horn will be raised and a Russian vessel Q0 up to protect the district beyond All th European powers have warships In the offing. LIVELY NIGHT AT MAJESTIC GAVE RATEPAYERS SOME FUN (Continued from front page) He said that Loihbridge had been ravelling down the river of progress Tor some time; and "believed that at- hough miBtakes had been made it was more the fault of the boat than of the men who have been at the head of iffairs from time to time, and threw wt the suggestion that commission onn of government might be the right )lau to follow just now. Some Good Suggestions In connection with the finances he iclieved that legislation should be mssed which would: 1. Remove expenditures for reveii e producing utilities from being barged against thc city's ower, as they were able to carry heir own burden of expense. 2. Add the cost of these utilities c the assessment of thc city thereby iving increased borrowing powers. He believed this course of action be right and proper because if ie city had not undertaken them, hey 'would have been by rivate companies, would not have een a. drain on the city's borrowing oHcy, and would have added to the ty's assessment for the private com- mies would have 'been assessed and ouId have had to pay taxes. The ty found itself up against the Umit its borrowing power today because had gone so much further along lines of municipal ownership than w'( and the extension of the parks am boulevards. In the latter counsellor he stated that the council Imd dealt fairly with the working men of this city for they had started it In the early winter when there was no work- in order to give the breadwinners 'a chance to keep their families without, applying for charity, As for having a platform the mayor said he had not prepared one other than the year's record. He thought a change to commission form of govern- ment might be beneficial to the city, but hc did not. believe that it, "was needed to keep down -graft, for he be- lieved there bad never been anything of this nature to charge any member of any city council, either this year or in the past with. Thanks Members of Council In closing he thanked the members of the city council of 19U' for the wholehearted support they had given ose who framed the present city arter ever believed it would. Mayor Hutch on request then vacat- thc and Mr. Conybcurc, the airman, called upon Jlr. Uardlc, Splendid Opportunity For The Small Farmer or Market Gardener Wo have it few HJ acre irrigated garden .tracts left close to the Experimental Kami, Here is a splendid opportunity for the small investor. Price per cash, balance over a period of nine years, with interest at six per cent. For further particulars apply J. Harris Company ---REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE--- Steamship Agents; C. P. R. Labor Agents and General Agency. Room 3. BEGIN BLOCK, Lethbridgc. him as mayor in the year's work. Some Comedy hi reply-to-a question put by S, W. Tuckwell, asking- the mayor why, when lie was elected by 430 "ratepayers, and a petition signed by; '480 was presented to the council, it was never even considered. He asked him if ictitioiis would be considered in fu- ture. Teg, we will consider them, but will check it against the remon- strance." Former Policeman 'Brown, applicant for the position of police inspector created somewhat of a sensation when hc asked Mayor Hatch' why he hac apply at the city olliccs the In for ma tiou would be furnished him. Messrs. Brown and Dumpily, OIL lime members of the Lethbridge force, then called up the' memorablIro to (he point it has attained should be good enough for some time to carried around in his pocket a cheque for for thirteen :h mayoralty aspirant, who objected.on thc grounds that this was a ratepay-, crs' meeling called for the purpose I 101 of Rivfns the office holders ?ac l f01' ten weeka- ..unity to give an account of their j right to proceed until men had machincs abo11' Ule matter. In answer the mayor stated thai be been heard from. 1 accept the said Mayor Hatch, -rising. After referring to his eight citizenship in the city of Lethbrldge, had forgotten thc cheque, and had carried it around in Hc emphasized, however, that the city years got Uie moncv u -Mayor Hatch said tli'at one year ago lessncss on his part. Kor ailvcrlising duals Oalifuniian ir-ar to its lips, driuvs some smoke Ims patcntM -liRur... of sMlrd mto il.s mm.lh.aml expels it as the rf.listolli- raises a lighted dgu- is T Dave King asked the same mieslion the ratepayers had elected him aslile had asfeed mayor, and that he dirt not .feel that tion tnc roat) through the he had aiiyilihig to apofcire for during to once his administration. Me had had a strenuous time, but lie had given Free: Jy of his lime ;iml had done his best "WliL-n the iidministration canit into office we found ourselves heir to last year's work, heir tu a deficiency. and heir to the contracts of thc Jfllt council, it is not a hard matter Io roaQ was u sun u let. contracts. The trouble comes lho bllt ls Btm lhe cnrrying them out. to finance them. 1 propertv of owned by the niaycr. He was called upon to Jake the plaiforin and there made the startling statement that anyone who'would take anything from 'he city was nothing but a common "Yes." answcre.l the mayor, "the road was built. It is still there; it He also thought that the present administration had not been o bad as painted, ami pointed to the vorks which had been successfully ac- omjjliBhed. He thought that, his ear's experience on the council would e an invaluable aid to him if he werc e-elected, and asked for support on is past record. W. D. L. Hardle Mayoralty Candidate Hardie made very thorough address last night, nd was well received. His address 'as not so connected as that deliver- d at bis special meeting last Friday evening, and he covered very mud the same-ground. There can be no doubt about where Mr. Hardie stands on the question o commission form of government. That is his for the ills for onr present form of government, and as before he made it clear to the and ienre that while hc might criticize officials of the present administration he "was doing so more to show up the lack of system in the presont govern- ment, than from any desire to criticize from personal motives, for he be- lieved that the councils of this and past years have done the best that i them under the present form of government. OF CANADA Save When You Are Busy carrying ou your banking by mail. Just mail us or when you want to withdraw money. ;-We give s special attention to'business 'handled in this way, and will be glad to make use of our service. LETHBRIDQE BRANCH GRASSY'LAKE BRANCH G. ft. TINNING, Minigtr A. 8. KINO, Act'g. si, M. C. BAIT.MIIH.' AMMwt Reliable Information First Hand if what thowi who w-i in.ttnwted.jft CuHufe com- mercially and tadntHally Such Information ou had by rwdinf i THE FINANCIAL POST OF CANADA The Financial Poit and'up-to-date every week regarding CuDadUui buricevB Financial Pott is quoted an authority by can and British when referring to CanndiaS The Pent Irit hand in formation which j times exclusive. The Information Buraiu through whksh reliable formation can be bad concerning any Canadian inrMtmcnt, is to subiortbers. All correspondence ig treated confidentially. .Write for a. enrapU copy and further Infornptim eoaearlftf 1 Financial Pott of Canada "Ttw Canadian Nawwpapw tar lavMaara" 'a. __ JTJ F. 0. MAVSARD, WMUra Mmapr 301 Dominion Trvtt RtOtNA, IA4K. ess they greatly extended the city mits to increase the assessment the ty would face a tax rate of approxi ately 30 mills next year. He die ot know that he was exactly in fa or of extending: the limits to any reat extent, as it had proved dan- ;roiis in other cities. He criticized the Herald for stating lat all monies spent this year have een voted by the peolplc. "I think if the Herald will fake the ouble to look they will find that ere are in the neighborhood .of )0 local improvements which have ever been voted on, _and for which ebentures have not yet been sold." This1 amount covers the years 1911 nd 19J3. With deficit which j the city will surely face at the end of this year, there is at least which 'will have to he provided for next year by a debenture issue. OR HIGH RATES OF INTEREST We Will Loan You TO BUILD OR BUY HOUSES TO PAY OFF MORTGAGES .TO, IMPROVE REAL ESTATE at 5 0 We GUARANTEE the time when, your in- debtedness will be paid off Office opening evenings. Write, phone or call, International Home Purchasing Contract Company, Limited LETHBRIDGE OFFICE: Suite 1 Dominion Block Phone 150" price (irmly (io not sec where the work has not been we'll done. I believe you have value for your money. The Finance Difficulty "But in the middle of the summer the comic U found ilsclf up against serious financial difliculties. We had been led to believe that all work was financed for the year on our deben- tures. Kariy in the spring we had sold a stiuili part of oui; at We hart tl in onr That was our mark, and we were not. inclined to see thy declining bond market. During the summer in spite of our efforts to sell the bonds we never had it con- crcio oiler to consider. "Then in the very middle of our work, with a pay roll to meet, the bank toM ti.s wo 'were ;u rhc limit our rope. bad to meet the pay roll. It iuird but we got through ii that time, some monies coming in to tide us over. ''When the np.xt pay roll was due, could set no money at the bank! We telephoned Mr. McNeil, manager or the Uiiuk of Nova Scotia, and naked j him if he would lend us right off the bat. fie said lie would, and the members of the coun- cil and myself backed that note with our personal security HO that the la- borers working iu your city could get their pay. (Choors.) "Since then I ho work of the city has been finished, the debentures have been sold, ;uid (he city is now in fair- ly good shape. I believe that wo have (lorn; iii iiiiH iithl MIX muiiihs. what any other ciiy of our would not under, take in less than throe years' time." .Mr. Hatch, (hen went on to deal with other and minor matters such as the tuml office rush, the woollen mills which have been converted from a dead loss into a producer of some revfiiuie, the iT-mova! of llm Reed street hoiuie M IAI isolation, hospital, Air. Pceblt's, candidate for vacancy on the school board, wanted an item- ized account right off the bat explain- ing'why the two patrol boxes, made of tin, cost, the city somewhere in thc of Sljno. The mayor said he could noi kpcp itemized state- ments in his head but if he would During; the whole of his address he ook issue with the Herald at differ- ent times showing up what he claim- nl was lack of information in a paper which the citizens of Lethbridgp ake a certain' degree of pri-de, even though they could not agree with it politics at certain seasons." He did however take issue will Mayor Hutch claiming that the latte had not carried out his pre-clectioi promise to give the commis sion form of sovcrnmiMH with all th frills. If elected ho would see to i that (he people got what they wanted without delay. Turniii" io the question of finances he showed that the city was at tin cud of its borrowing power, and un Dp ai Romans Do Dealing with the matter of. indus- tries Mr. Hardie stated that- it was up to the council of next year to set forth a clear cut policy, and if other cities in the west give concessions, then "while in do as thc Rom- ans do." At the close of his address he was accorded the hearty plaudits of the crowd for his fair stand on all mat ters on which he touched. MR. M. K, KAAKE One of the City's progressive young men who school board. is a candidate for the Strong for Industries The rest of the speakers, all of .hem alder manic were limited to six minutes. W. J. McCam- Jly said he had been referred to as a abor candidate. He wanted it under that he had the interests of thc 'hole city at heart and if elected would not cater to any one class, hut would be there to do the best for all. He said he would deal more fully 'with The issues tonight, but wanted to touch upon the question of industries. Me thought it regrettable that Leth- bridge should not have more indus- tries, particularly with cheap electri- cal power, and with an advantage of tiOO or 000 per cent., over other cities :i the matter of the production of iteam power. Hc believed ihat the council should undertake the work. and send a good man out to bring in the snorts. HP is al.-n In fsvor of let- ting contracts to local parties, thc fair wage clause lu all city contracts, and straight, management of the city's iffairs by commissioners, subject to recall. Got the Weigh Scales Aid. Ashrroft dealt rather unkindly .Mr. Hard if, charging [bis, al- hour.h he has lived in l.ethbridge for JO yours, he has never before done iiiyLhing for the city. At one time ic oven took revenue from the city paying the miners outside the city units where thc poll taxes could not collected. He hoped the ratepayers vonld vote for thr iron Works bylaw. Ie also took credit for getting the C. It. Io make Lethbridgc a terminal Dim, and for setting the city scales [stalled. Straight Cut L. Asfiuith is out for two commlKsion form of government and an industrial policy. Onco they were in 'workinjv order he would bo ready to step down from office. He is miik-1 ing no election promises except in support of those two issues, Louis Kcc! Louis Koel explained his pooidon with regard to commission form of government, which W.IR that while re. j taining an open mind ho would be j guided by the decision of ilu> rate- j payers. He regarded the civic conn- cil as !i school where in on would gain j wpcrioncc, ami come out bettor ac-1 (imiintcrl with financial matters. He j held that Lethbridjjc was at the part-' ing of. the ways, and had to decide between progress or a set-back. Arthur Hayr Arthur Hayr said that he worttf be 'willing to .pueh, forward the icheme of commission government if the peo- ple so willed it. He believed Jn-.a clear cut industrial policy which the council oC 1913 should take up. vigor-. ously. A radial railway'financed''by outside capital he regarded at a bent- ficial and utilitarian move. The Doctor Dr. Lovering gave credit to thft preiient council for what it has done. He was distinctly in favor of commis- sion form of government., He favored a subway or overhead bridge on. 13th street, also a public library, aud the acquiring by the city of Its own ce- ment plant. i Labor Man Speaks Donald MftNabb was at a, disadvan- tage-through being the last speaker, when the interest had almost.; died out. He expressed himself .briefly, ad- vocating the necessity of an indus- trial bureau with registration com-, bined. i Gilleapie Tonight .Mayoralty Candidate Gilleepic fail- ed to appear, but sent MB regrets and. best wishes for a good it is understood that Jie will appear at the Gllleapio rally in the Majestic tonight ROYAL GEORGE REPAIRED Toronto, Deo. ,1. The C. N. R. steamship 'Royal George, which Win on the rocks below Quebec, and which. has been in dry dock at the Louis bflB- n in Quebec, will be ready for Sftr- 'ice again towards the end of thii week. 4 D. B. l-lanna, third vice-ptfMjfont-'of the company stated tonight -that th.e -epairs would be completed by that time. The damage done to.t bottom was not serious. STEEL FOR C. N. R. J Vancouver, Dec. The C. Nj-R. re- cently placed an order for tons of steel rails with the steel -works afe Sault Ste. Marie, Ont, for on ttia western division. The shipment will bo hauled across the continent by the C. P. R. for delivery at Kamloopn early in .January. Must Sell 12 lots. Sixth Avenue North, well located, nice buildings around same. Price for quick sale. Good Terms HOUSES TO RENT MONEY TO LOAN Reward offered for informa- tion leading to the conviction of parties destroying our signs. The Dowsley Mulhern Land Co. Sherlock Blilg. 7lli St. ;