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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PA liE TWELVE THE LKTMimiDGE HERALD FRIDAY, DEC.KMBKK 8, They Taste Like More! the children have all they want of Nothing could be cleaner, purer or more wholesome. Very few things are less expensive. Plain or salted. In Packages only. Have you tried our It's made with real Arrowroot! North-West Biscuit Co., Limited EDMONTON ALTA. 1 Important Matters Before Ma- grath Town Bill From Government Death of Mr. David McNicoll. ONE Oi tbo most i- e- mujrka b 1 it) or the many famous men nested with tho Canadian Pacific Hallway, passed away on Sunday with the death of Mr. David Mo- NMcnll at Oiwlnlj. Onf. From tho daj of his birth at Arbroath, Scotland, in 1S52, up to the day of his death, the lifeo? the late first rica-president of tho C. P. R. is a fascfnatiEg study. Many men have abilities high as those that were possessed by David McXicoIl. btii few can apply themselves to tile exertions ilist are nocded for the develop- ment of abilities as he applied him- self. At an early age he saw his life work before him as plainly as one might see a great ladder standing against a wall. Little is known of David McNicol! the child and schoolboy, but In the year the Fenians invader! Canada from the United are told that the lad, then aged 1-1 years, took up the post of. clerk with the North British Railway Company in Scotland and ia 1S73 he got a positiou as clerk the North Midland Railway Company. In 1874 the young railway clerk came to Canada, and at twenry-two years oW young McNicoll was lucky enough to get a humble .position on the Northern Railway, which ran from Toronto to ColUngwood, in Ontario. At the latter mentioned'little clerk for a year, and then went to To- ronto-where he was installed'as chief clerk in .tho office of the general manager of the ToriHitQ, Grey aud Bruce Railway, 1374. The yefcr 1SS3 t I brought him another change, for then ho became general freight and passen- ger agent About this period the C. P. R. was laying steel across the Dominion of Canada and people were beginning to awaken to the wonderful possibilities of the Canadian Pacific. TtfcNicoll was one of those who saw a great future for this railroad, and in 1883 he obtained an appointment in the service of the company as general freight and passenger agent for the Eastern and Ontario Division, Promotion came rapidly ia 1SS9 he was PUBLIC AND SCHOOL TRUSTEES The Candidates: What they look like and why they ask for yqor support netf Monday. made General Passenger As? lines, both railroad and steamship. (From Our Own Cnrnj5por.it Magrath, Dec. at last night's council meeting wore Mayor J. B. Itirie, Councilmen Ben-j nion. J. T. Henlnger. Sr., .f. L. (Jibbj and E. Pingree Tanner. Current ex-j pense bills were read off and all butf There was a still further recognition of his worth in 1S96 when lie took up j the duties of Passenger Traffic .Manager for the entire system. The height of hut advancement was not attained even in 1399 when he was given the im- portant role of .Assistant General Manager, for the following year he found himself Second Vice-President and General Manager. The first' vice-presi- Centskip was taken up by Mm hi 19WJ, and. in llXHi he was made a director. Owing to ill neaith iu-1914 this distinguished railroad career was brought to a close, and Mr. David McNicoll retired, having left behind him a record that it would be difficult to beat Such is the story of the dates of the advancements of llie man who is no more. Looking back on his career we can only see the marks of the j one from tlie government bonnds he energies that prompted bis ranicKmovemiints are hidden ordered paid. It appears that there- from us; only those who labored with him and observed his labors can tell is some loose bungling at Edmonton i Of his ambition, and long days ot tireless thought, of or else some clerk in the weed de-- guiding and of taking guide cheer were the forces that The engine of the ambition of David liartment lias suddenly aroused from a'Rip Van Winkle sleep and sent; .the town a bill of for cutting ten acres-of weeds on municipal proper-i ty during the summer oi 1913. The! mutter will be investigated as it iai felt that the bill is not only rankly es-j tortioiiaio but grossly out of date. Auditor C. Qstlund's report an thej hooks and accounts for the year read and accepted. The question of tailing over from] the Ellison Milling Co. a small por- tion of 1st street west running north to the G. P. R. tracks and also the drove engine of his ambition. Mc-Nico-11 always moved making au audible puff. This man. who took a big part in the making of a gigantic1 enterprise, ille.possessor of a strong individuality and a manner none of winch was taken from the manner of others. In-all that claimed his'attention hp was most sympathetic; he lolled in and after Ire had finished arduous work be did not tell his friends that be had been working hard. lie en- deavorcd to mate bis own particular business perfect, and he wanted all who worked In connection with him to have aims similar to bis own. To those above him be imparted business ideas and expounded policies that might lead towards now expansions. It he were eisactiug at times, he was always just. It Is true that there were occasions on -which his demeanor was brusque, but brusqaenesa Is often the raver for a soft heart; witb him it was'frequently the beginning of kindness. The office of Mr. McNicoll was one of the most .pleasant of offices in To the Electors of the City of Lethbridge Ladies anil Though in Uiis campaign I have not yet been nble to meet yon porsoi'ially. yei most of you know me. 1 have lived long in tho city, 1 have" served on your council. My policy then was rigid economy intelligently administered. In asking for your sup- port in this election I ask you to take into considera- tion my past record. As a, member ot the council I gave nearly lour months of my time gral.is to the city in managing your public utilities while the superin- tendent was ill. I stood then for reduction in the cost of administering the affair? of the city. If you see fit to elect me Commissioner of Public Works I shall stand pledg- ed for: The strictest economy in ihe administration.of civic affairs. Greater publicity, in re- gard to ordinary work of. Ihe Commissioners. The laking no unnecessary and costly trips at iiie city's expense. A iloiaih'il Maicmcii! of tlie.objccis. the results and the cost of any trip taken. Thai no Commissioner shall in any way. at any lime, use City help in his mni private business. That in'pientv of time before a vote on nuy money is lakci: the Commissioner under whose department it comes .shall Vive ihe raicpaycrs the fullest information. Not ihe day before ihe poll as in' rhe Kiltraiion Trusting to lie favoured with .your confidence, and suppori. 1 remain. Very truly yours. F. HAMILTON finite been decided, upon.- The committee had investigated a. num- ber of propositions but none had prov- ed entirely satisfactory. The-offer of Messrs. Coleman and Godfrey of a flat rate .of 70c'straight through was felt to be too expensive for :business houses, who" would throw down the, down's workarid 'install small private! plants. The amount territory they; agrVed to light was :als6 felt to be tooi restricted: The offer of-the rEIlison Milling Co. to furnish the power at per inoath with "the town, to set the poles and string the wire was thought to be ciore feasible. Mr. Bennion asserted that ihe com- mittee bad been corresponding with the. North-Western Engineering ami Supply Co., and that their agent had been ordered- to meet with the- coun- cjl to explain the company's proposi- tion but for some unknown, reason he Ayasn't present. Beyond "the fact that this .concern was prepared to give a flat and metre rate Mr. Bennion could state nothing. The committee hoped, bibwever, :to "meet their representa- tive within. ..the next day or two. 'committee Intended making a full report within the next few days tiit. from the findings thus -far the' memoefs thought the town ought to: instal its own plant and break awayj from" any company offi-'s. The question of fire protection also came, up for discussion .and Mr. Ben- nion informed the council 'that the committee appointed hadibeen fortun- ate in securing the advice of Mr. Fid-. (Her, a government expert on. this line, and that he had earnestly re- commended the use of two sixty gal-! Ion chemical engines on separate j trucks.- These were in use iu the fire: stations at Calgary'and Edmonton and had everywhere proved satisfactory, f Each, engine cost about and j _" could be secured ou easy payments.! 5Ir. Fiddler also advised the organi-'{ zatlon ot a. volunteer fire brigade. The co.uncll has Instructed the spcretary- treasurer to communicate with the company handling, these engines for the purpose of having an agent dem- onstrate'their efficiency. If satisfac- tory the town will shortly have a fire engine for it is felt that .with the great activity, in- building some defin- fire'protection la needed David McNicoll did not sit brooding over the difficulties that came In hia path; he 5nnnmmted them; his energy made his memorial, stamped his eulogy, on .the chart of time. His remains irere interred at Montreal on To the Electors of the City of Lethbridge r, Ladles and Gentlemen: in allowing my name to come before you as a candi- date for School Trustee, 1 do so, fully realizing the respons- ibility attached to the office. It wquld.be my desire that cur boys and girls who will be our future men and worn? en, should have the benefit the best education possible with the means at the dis- position of the Board. Should I be given y0ur sup- port and be elected, the physi- cal welfare-of the boys and girls will also meat with my serious consideration. I want no handicap in after life, from any..lack of education or a sound body, to be the lot of the Lethbridge boys and girls. Thanking you in anticipa- tion, believe me, Yours truly, GEO. <3AS AT PONOKA 'PotfoTra, Dec. strike of nat- ural gas reported yesterday atj the well which is .being drilled by, the j provincial government on the asyiunij. grounds at Ponoka A deTJth of 2.200 feet has-been reached at the time.' Tf-s extent oi! ihe flow has not yet, Ven ascertained i A MEETING Of Mr. Grace's Supporters TO NIGHT In-tlie (JovnuiiUee Booms at 8.00 o'clock ImportaufcBnsiness To the Electors of the City of Lethbridge TO THE ELECT- ORS OF THE CITY OF L.ETHBR1DGE Ladies and Gentlemen: My teVirt of office as a member of the Public School Bs5rri expires at the end of this year, and I. am a candi- date for re-clectton. If you approve of my record while on the Board respect- fully solicit your vote and in- fluence at the election to be on Monday, the 11th of December. Yours faithfully, R, R, Davidson Ladies and ficnilemcn I hold that you should insist on your Commissionur .pi Public Works devoting his whole time to the City's business and more especially 'during the coming three years .when questions _ affecting the demobiliza- tion of tho army, re-instate- ment of the returned sold- iers into civil life will de- volve largely upon the mun- icipality. All public appointments should be 1'eports of any necessary trips on City business should immediately be made public. Having 20 years exper- ience in Municipal Enginr coring and Administration, J confidently ask for your vote on December llth.. truly, RUSSELL OLIVER WHERE TO GO FOR Rdoling, Tinsmithing, Furnaces, Gas and Steam Fitting, Plumbing mcmmi HARDWARE co. PHONE 762 To the Electors of Lethbridge Public School District: Having decided to offer myself for re-elec- tion, I respectfully .solicit your vote and in- fluence on Monday, I will endeavor as before to enforce, the-greatest economy consistent Avi'th cffic.iency._ JOHN SCOTT TO the EleCt- Commission GOA eminent has proven itself a great advantage to Lethbridge. Grace, as. of Public Works has been a good'manager of that-Departin'ont, has saved thousands of dollars, to the City, and conducted the. Department .in a courteous He hub had large engineering experience which has been at the disposal of the City through Ixis Department, and will be of. great advantage iu.tbe next term especially in con- nection with the .Wilding: of the Filtration Plant. Vote for Grace and get the n'nui. with the full necessary qualifications and experience to handle the, Public, Works Department in the best intereslof.the City. l Yours truly, A.-M? Grace ;