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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesdayv: December 7, 1910. THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD COMMISSION AND STREET RAILAWYS THE CHIEF ISSUES (Continued Jcom irout the year, and he stated that he wouid not 'be surprised; to see this, sum amounj to before the end of the year, so that..evidently it remains to be seen what, I shall do. All the evidence you have is the manner in which 1 have con- ducted the affairs that came under mv nothing-.of whictTjkb complain in that'-supervision-while is 'your midst. But financial viewpoint 1 hope, gentlemen, that you'may see fit to cast your ballot so that after January. 1, i'Jll, I may at this hour .of. be quietly uu- at The speaiter. dwelt briefly upon the subject government by -comiaissioa stating that it had his hearty support. it .-was a syst em Businesslike ernment, conducted by responsible heads ment.' .could de- spcifically Hxe'd in had Rates1 Feople, said Mackenzie, oic.the fhigh tionf but he-could not. agree; with them their trunks any time two or three months ahead of country and-return later to find them- selves, re-elected. .Regarding the statements made as to the time, he: eoiild devote to his duties, Air. Mackenzie stated that he had discovered "that private business that is everybody's business is no- body's business." However, he stat-1in.the justness-of this claim, ed that he had established the reason that a rapidly.growing com- ment business here with the intention munity is the victim._pf constant de- of eventually turning it "over to his Amanda for improvements, all of which tnree sons, and that he proposed'in: cost money and can be met only by the meantime, if .he-were elected, to'taxation. engage a 'first class machine man to'older and" th's .present, outlying' dis- assume control of. that business until -incire-o iiiiuck-ly such time as his will same need, of to take Hold of it. He admitted that; sewer and waterworks' extensions 'as in the main his policy very much tne city' will'e more compact vored that of flavor Adams.- tie new: residentsi S can- connect -up der ;r.he mayor's blanket. William Jennings Eryan came into my town in the States some' 'an election campaign- tcury the crowd' asked for Mrs. Bryan at the station. He replied that iiryan was sleeping and was too tirerd. .to .appear, but that he hoped on March" not believe in' creating'a radical pol: Icy simply because 4t might prove sen- sational. The .Street Railway .Dealing, 'with the, street car proposi: with'-sewer-and'-water- mains pre'vibu's- ly laid past -districts now" not thickly populated. Then tha pop- ulation the smaller the pro7 so that in Mr, Mackenzie's mind the ;Mr. Mackenzie cited'the case of 'people- could not -jiistly complain of CaVgary, a city claiming a population "excessive: taxation under existing con- r_ '_ rt 1 ff c; and profits of in a difions. "i take it for granted that I speak of year. Why .then apt be pos- sible for" Lethbridge, with tiori of lit. of' showed; iatating-that'-withja' populata-ipn good many'--: of rJ.yOO aVcity-iV in the struggling some the infancy of its' citlhbod, and that-Other men's or firm's affair. Others not'until the .city attains an-addition-.! of you are- conducting a'successful business for "Tnose J thei first .mentioned not of al: population it is well on its to support a street-.-railway. -For tnis reason Mr. Mackenzie did not care'to.-pledge himself to support -the for construction ot .a street railway in your employer. On the other" hand, im but rather to fully investigate' Iue man handling a. .successful, busi- loeal might make a failure -tures of such.a system, etc., in.order lt- entrusted with-other men'sxfmaii- tha't the city be fully prepared with. the. in-i of. a' car se'rv.lce" just as indications point to thejaj-nong- tne professional men.? The probability of it becoming a paying jawyeV may be more fit for >proposition. Mr. Mackenzie did not' er js f0r gasoline tank, think that conditions "would warrant ne may .be endowed with actual construction next feltf elogueneev- So I say, gentlemen, ttat before the year city: tijat" we .arei mismat'e-d; "would have ;to ,.be. prepslT.ed" to -make; .preliminary arrangements for struction, possibly early in the i'ol- lowing spring. Discussing the -prp'b- words na-ve. missed our calling. You as the ratepayers of. this city are re- sponsible for. the kind .of men...that 'len, Air. -Mackenzie- thought that this mated you are to blame. 'should be 'left in abeyance pending the} "if they enance to fit in and adapt construction of the.- street car lines themselves to ;sthe'. positions and work throughout the city, -and tion of se.wer mains on the business., streets quate to the future requirements- of "with "your on sense 'and1 civic. '1 a greater and growing city. .At 'the ISTcrth .Ward meetins White would House at Washington. the An irishman standing on a pile of rails! nearby shouted put: 'Bejabers, if" she is, she'll be sleeping with HcKinley.' he said: I