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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta sn THE I.CTHimintiE OAil.V HK1UI.D WEDNESDAY, DRCRMDER 5, 1917 oxT J'.xuEi can give mo a I will be ciilj kct trips." Durins lite time 1 hiva too pleastJ to al! we But nnvor 1 iiva sold fl.Ol.910 et there arc conM.-teJ with bonds. Ol (bis sum I took the ol Ihe iily and cleaning fl.2i2.4UO east la sell. On this sum up rtat the svereso Wman knows i I was able to get au average ct three nothins questions. I points more tbP.G tbe very best otter could tell this eudleace something that I we co-aid jet i-orrespondeufe. This would shake this city to Us very j means thai by foundations it I cared to divulge." east 1 sivwj f These are hard, cold Tho msvor was wirmlr On account ot the street talk on his o 1 would sum double our population our ilebt would lows do not agree, uo matter how i ho so .nervous ami unstrung thai it be cut ta two per capita. A well Jt is thought out. Every, council man thluks. aud Has A right to think, under the system ot councilnianlc gov- ernment, (hat he Is Just as capable auJ ai the other fellow and so It goes oo "aJ Inftnlium." 1 tcow tills by waltiiras tie proceed- ings ot councils, by my ouo year ot counciimanic goveruiuent, and by my experience ou volunteer bodies 1 serv- ed on all the time. The vreient sovjrnment his never a person >vero 10 ask me uiy name s denly could not give a proper an- Plerity of Publicity have heard some murmur that there a lack of publicity in the citv's affairs. That there was secrecy oo the part of Ihe commissioners .and connivance lo keep things from the. public. There uever was a ia.ore uu- founded suspicion. There havs bec-n no -kitchen cabinet" meetings. Every- did sell by cor- wpoaawce. In this, cue we tried spunt a dollar "on its own account or thing has been open and above-board. Whatever money When spec'nl nuttings were required. Tho mayor's speecb In full appears tor nearly elflit inr-nths to dispose o at tho eaa ot this report. blds ln lh' wa i which were not satisfactory. We gav initiative, i spent Hatch.. M. hatch spoie at ton i on Iho Issue he hid.raised. Vlit has spent has been on the absi'luU- j the newspapers were invariably In- I demand'of the people. 1 refer tu the (formed of'thorn, li I niter plant the prfsent debt of the] standing order that j options al our prlco. all without suc- i demand'of the people. 1 refer tu the'formed of'thorn, in .tact thera is a I rn.-_ ,l.n .1 nf 11 ll i n f nnlpr thflt IUC lUUSt leclil meeting. of 6ur people, during Iho las', five years, have found It a very dlf'lcult matter to meet their tax obligations nnd, us I have said bcforo, by a great deal ot >vorry and' EchemtDK we havo been able to give them a loug period ot probation. Now (he time it close at hand when must pay tueir taxes Whether it shall bo 191S or 1919 Ihst (Uo time limit shall have ar- rived. 1 uot fully made up my mind, but It caunot be delayed ludefi- ciiety. ;As matters stand today, Ix-thbrEdgd it In a very favorable position compared with other cities west ot Winnipeg. This, without disparage- cm. It is the bounilen duty of every vote times iinenl to any other city. No city in weatcni Canada Is on easy street to- cess and after piling up a of cor- against having ihe newspaper men at 'Mr. Hatch also held that he had nesj. [ICO on commercial and 10 cents to ther. Ttat cannol bfl Bald 0( the am agalnsFthe repen'rof" our btHerer in commission This ts only reasonable argument. 115 cents per 100 on buildings, lam -----._, oecau.a i am asdiasi uic repeal 01 our j WUy do Lethbridge wholesale men-cot an expert on this but ngs. am .tolJ i J old form of government. Mr. Hatch i present form of government, ilr. said lilmselt. that the tinaneo Lethbritlge and claimed that It- had been merely an and he had found In his canvass that many ranted to go back to the simpler form of government as provided by a may- or "and council which kept the people In closer touch with the business of the city. llr. Hatch charged that there was lack of publicity under commission form ot government and one of the planks ot his platform was that, If elected, he would arrange for paid fpace'in one of the newspapers ot the city at least once a month to give the people an accounting of what had been done, the previous month. Mayor Hardie later charged that this was a bribe to the newspapers tor their sup- any bonds- hereafter If over without trying out the market in per- onal assurance to the head of firm. port. HEs Platform and dollars going cast, you Eire been property, apart from the sorrow wWch ;vlu Ust (or many epald ten lUes over for the eipendl- insurance. vear- come and'be ure. I would never thins of selling ,3, Thls j, rerhaps tbc -most j each ,lmfe we our Uxcs dur. portant reason.of the three. In theijng tiie next twenty-five or thirty rom the man selling the bonds, that t_ case of a fire, the booster pumps the power house had to send the proa- i l am often aikcfl-wliat twik o( t'he bis Question of Taxes Ever since I have been mayor, the ..L.I.t UlLCiL tt UAL I IU1U1X VI IUW I units to ge. ,n j ouicomc ot financial I raC.rJ Position. In the first case let .me say 1CS lQ3l UlB repjlr Inl. 1 nr. lir.Ar.T-. 1 f each year amounted to from to This ivas el nues.ion of taies has been a very in ioe .rymg one from every angle. 'irsl year involved the payment of hrarant at the mains, nterest and sinking fund on over' l tblnklfcavean intimate under.' woods. LI la closing Mr. Hatch outlined bis policy as follows: to aldermanlc form ot government, ss soon as with efficiency. attention to sanitation and the work of tbe health department. in public protection by separating, the police and lire depart- ments under two and the in- crease ol the police .force; puhiicity to tha ffilra through tlie mediant purchas- ed space in the newspapers e? tho city. arid selling OL city's ftcres by tender and public auction. ed you. in mayor, full five time 1 'nave had a great deal of pleas are in During the same u time I have had very many veilng TToblems to deal with. In monetary matters I have bajl to use my best jurlgment but in other public questions I have tried to. sense .the .will ,of .tha people. Under the many trying cir- cumstances anil difficult problems that had to he settled, it ivas Impossible to meet with tbe approbation of all onr citizens, on each and every occasion, ha! I-have tried to make Letbbridge city gave rnment fa gove mm en t ol the people and for the .Farther, I have .regarded a public office as a public trust I havo always realized that there many grades of society and intel- lect in a city; there are many different environments and conditions in city life which .require' careful study in or- der that equitable and fair govern- ment should obtain. I have been gov- erned in ray official capacity by the foregoing. City Department When. 1. first entered upon ths du- ties of mayor, the city owed about one and a half million dollars, which debt flue to tbe stringency of the money market, practically put tbe city put of the money market. Its credit In London, England, and in Canada -waa nil Our bonds simply could not b sold ,in England Or Canada price. The best financiers put the talus of our bonds at 75 per cent face value, and all advised us to take SO I anyone were foolish enough'to offer that price, There were of city notes outstanding which were practically I. 0- mostly among our own citl notes were Issued as a atop gap on which for a short time ou business men were abte to through the banks, but In a very ehor time the banks began to look wilh aus yfclon on these noleg and refused continuance of credit with these note u "collateral. This put our buslnea In a very awkward and trying pi anrl they natorally demandec fte money from Iho city. This slmpi that.the bonds must be sold to debt than ihe city ever had to provide 'or before and required about )CQ more per year to meet interest and sinking fund than ever before. This wasra serious increase in itself, which, coupled yjth the bard times ;haj: fell upon us; made tax collection to the full amount of the levy, an utter -In fact 60 per cent of the levy was all that the citizens cotild dig up. This wras a serious matter for every branch, city, including schools Vould have to be shut dovrn for the want'of money, but this dif- ficulty, Jlfee a great many others, was tided over, alter a great deaj ot worry VJ There was the L the electric further pump. the steam pump was off, simply had mucli oa a par as a whole, with other._ western far as large debts j] wre it will be a' con- slant struggle-, for several years to because the steam pump iras under repair and the electric pumps could not boost ,h. 'preaor.: Evcry-doliar will fche'to be properly after. Very lit- mt on unproduc- tures we today, 5_l6tOvO n worfe, such as paving trust account, in cash. -Some oMlMe J h dollars ore subject to call but 1 pro- ..0-.e ja fa nh Outside" necessarj- arid''e'ttoit. year, 50 that no matter wio is in of- work, ndtnmgjahemld be dono unlU the Ike It -.vill not be'.subjectea w me city debt] 13 jusj pno per capita MEETINGS of LLPACK Week Beginning Dec. 3rd. Meetings at placa uarued tirst each day to be held in the after- noon at 3 .o'clock .Al place men- tioned second in the evening at j'iS o'clock. AETNA MOUNTAIN VIEW Thursday, December 6 TABER EIGHT O'CLOCK Friday! December 7 BARNWELL COALDALE .Saturday, Decembers. that-Ill the years we haTe ever been refused a cent we asKed or 'and'Sir 'Frederick Williams Tay-. wuiwnis iay-. amount falr heckling. That is only In the presence of Mr t t th riteparers6 but l bave J of the board {iht to 'warning about in- b told mo, 3eo. ilarnbch. f we had done wonderful- y well, so well 'that he was very ag- eeably aurprtsed. Uneitisfactory Bnt even with all the prosperity that aj -'come to our. town and nobvith- tanking that Ihe city government has educed the assessment nntil the leVy s 'only two-thirds of whal It was In 913. arej not coming in at a latizfaclory rate. Not more than 52 per': cent, perhaps 60 oer cent, this 'ear, of tho current taxes of each year, face and including 1914. Ttis is a irhen we learn of our opponent 'Undertaking to .bribs to rote for him by promising he Montana scale, which is 60 'per cent higher .than oun, we are con- strained to ask where the money is coming from, and how our ratepayers could pay'It, and especially where would he get the money to fulfill this >romlse. The average city pay roll l ptrhipj roughly JH.OOO per month, .the commissioners, who would riot tie included in a raise of It may be claimed that only the la- boring men would require a raise. Thla wonld not apply in my experience. When one aecllon of men in lha city's employ gels a raise the others think that 1 urged myself to have everything Is the last word in light tractors Uiejr are also entitled to and promptly pul In tlcir claim. K 50 per cent advance were given our city era- ployeos, it wouM mean per rear, or roughly 7 mills more on Ia3t year's assessment. I know you know this Is imposslWo, and I only mention it to etiow that It ietlnialr to play on workfflen'j (eellnes )n this way, so 'eail- Ihem to expect tbe Impossible (or the favor ol volet. Government I am told that my opponent, Mr, Hatch, haa recently revised his plat- lorm at ths reiiuest of Mr. H. Qalvln, ttlfc exigency. The mayor (my-1 a tew othcra, to Include the re- )v and. Alderman Williamson were'turn to tho aldermanic government. teat east id noil theso bonds. Atler Many trials and (ribulatiszj we were to get S3 If In New York Cllj, 5 cent money on 30 Which Itir 6 cent binds This sale was accomplished by personal con- tact. WltKdiit >trsonal contact we VMld not hare got a cent more than 75 tnd It (ineatlotiable it we could Wre got that. ;The city o( .Lethbildge kas never been able to' get quile as good as price 31 S per cent miney f.nce I hare told Mf iM people who bouSht our bonds that they lozl on part of (a hold i'J-ors l lung time (o fcreak.ereli, In fact lor avhtfe oar bonds were.Vdver- Might 1 bo permlllcd to say that the only way to get Iho repeal o( a com- mission government la via the plebis- cite route. That ii the only route and a platfnrr.1 to the effect of repeal is only election clap-trap. Jlr. Hatch will not own the other two commlB- lln will not be allowed to dominate them. They have their re- sponsibilities and will not delegate them lo.Mrn or anybody else. feel the majority of the poo- ple'.do'not want to take the risk of going', back to ttio -old councllmanlc government, while commission gov- auccessfully piloting the city's affairs. In my own case I leel tltid IB Torotto at a price '.hat palrf Uiat i not have made tlie i 1-4 ftt cent which proved that siicdefs of (hi, city's llnanctal affairs fte citf excelljnt harjaln. If I hid been hampered by a council ,Tflp< tKorrty I.WKJIa year the city's Utt verX Pro, rtcogfilzod tract- or Improvements; trim, compact construction; powerful an-t smooth In action, owing to coll- ed apringa ovcc hoth frnnt anl rear axles lhal absorb all ahoclta. No tractor Ts moce completely from dust or-dirt, or has 3. better of lubrica- tion. Four cylinder cast en bloc en- gine, Inches, developing 16 tractor 11. 30 IJ.R on bell, Huns on gasollno, kerosene or dinlllate. Hyatt heavy duty rol- ler hearings throughout, jTwo speeds forward and one rsTCrac, Double drive on 'two 4 ft. 6 hi, x 14 in. rcar'wheela; 7 Inch ex- tension rims arc flujiplleft If re- quired. Final drive iz cdmplctsly enclosed. Tubular type radiator. Kstra strongjlcei frame, Sfiedal kerosene yaporlzfir with vacuum futl supply. Belt imlley .8x17 Inchea, running at 470 TtP.M. Slinolc and acccaatble denlgn throughout. Total weight Ibs. AV'e arc tiQvf Ulifn? orders at 1317 prlcea for anrfne delivery, which save you the advanco (hat will iako place on all mach- inery In the near future Call and, get our terms ant] Eee this engine before you buy elsevhcre, McCLEHACHAN AND TAYLOR 418 FOURTH AVENUE FINE TRAINS DAILY BETWEIN SPOKANE AND PORTLAND Elccinr Lighted Ing brary, DinW and Sleeping Cars, tad Roomy Coachci. ttavt SfeJtane a. rn. Arrivt 7i45p, as. ttape Spilant fti. 'Artist Portland 8s CO a, m. Cloie ctmiwct a day Poppyland Sunshine, flowtrj, orange gtovei, perfect molor roads lined with waving pulmj, (he pepper and 'eucalyptus trees, bathing beaches. marvelous out-of-aoor film Jtudioij historic Missions and quaint retreats all tend to rrate Califor- nia the Pleasure Capital. Rcur.J ffrl.'e for and in- fcrmatisn. Features o( the Wonderful Columbia River H'Chway Are Seen to Excellent Advantage froth the North Bank goad's Water-Level Grade Thm the WALDO O. PAINE Gen. Fteiiht and Pan. Ajl. .Davenport Motel, Spokuic, Wellington OF CANADA Are Yoqr Cbfldren Learning to Save Money? Each maturing son and daughter should have personal Savings Account In the Union Bank of wilh opportunities to save reguhrly, and tialnlng'ln how to expend money wisely. Such education In thrift and saving 'Mil provi (n later life. LETHBrilOOE BRANCH A, Tutum, Manager CAR03TOM BRANCH ,F. V; Overt, Manager BARONS BRANCH v j. Blackwoori, Managtr You may want to change your automobile, or your piano, or even your home- but you will never want to change the COFFEE, when once you taste the delectable flavour of Chase Sanborn's "SEAL BRAND" COFFEE. In 1 Uns. pulverlzeri-'tlso fine for f eicolitora. Never sold In bulk. JB2 AUCTION SALE OF I Dairy Calves, Horses and Farming Implements AtE. KASPAR'S Place, mile North West from Diamond City, or mile East from Commerce, Thursday, Dec. 6th AT ONE P.M. 1 good rniikcows; G calves (2 1 grey mare (in foal) G years, 1400 Ibs.; 1 mare colt; 1 black horse, 1300 luh.; 1 white horse, SO0 Ibs.; 24 chickens; 2 sets single buggy; wagon; complete; S ft. MuCormtck binder; harrow; seed- er; camp stoves and numerous smaller items. TERMS CASH SALE AT VPROMPT FREE LUNCH AT 12 O'CLOCK E. KASPAR, Owner FRANK WADDINGTON, Auctioneer make my no effect and my it was practically bankrupt and they via Scenic Columbia River Route NORTH BANK ROAD Within a few days I shall hare serv- I have always'dealt with facts. the worshipful office of not' allowed myself to draw on Imagi when they saw -that an honest effort was being' marie and that we managed dangerous alike to.ouself-as well as do some things they did not think his opponent, and I. propose to handle any Insinuations or whatever is not ideace in the.clty to such an extent according to facts, without gloves If they are brought forward. 1 right tricate ouesllons. my department and other depart Spend the WINTER i We Wifl SeD Either Tops or 750 and Reserve Or Will Sell Tops, three years old and up. Also 25 Purebred Shropshire Rams, mostly 2 and'3 years old. FOR PRICES, CALL, WRITE OR Felger Farming Co. At-TA. BOX 940 PHONE R 411 Winter Excursions Special Reduced Rates TICKETS ON SALE DAILY, DECIMBER 13T TO 31ST, TO LONDON, HAMILTON, OTTAWA, MONTREAL, ST. JOJfN) HALIFAX, ANb ALL POINTS IN EASTERN CANADA AL'SO TO ST'.PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, CEDAR RAPIDS, CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY, DES MOINES, IFORT DODGE AND VARIOUS 1 OTHER UNITED STATES. POINTS i Flnul Return, THREE MONTHS from datt of TO VANCOUVER, VICTORIA AND NEW WESTMINSTER Tickets on Sale 8th; Jan. eth to 12; Feb. 3rd (o FINAL RETURN LIMIT, APRIL Trovil by CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY "Tho World's Greatest "THE DOUDLE DAILY SERVICE ROUTE" Through Standard and Tourist Bleeping Tickets full Information from any Agent, or R. District PaMenger Agent, ;