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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOUJMK VI. TEN PAGES LcClibridgc, Albertiu Tuesday. Hm-mber CENTS. .ViiinluT REID Wins on First Choice With the Largest Vote Ever Polled in Lethbridge JWins oh 4th Round Choice with Double Opponent's vote GRACE Has Big Lead on the Final Concedes His Election Sloty of the Ballots as the Diff- erent Choices Were i Recorded LOTS OF PLUMPERS McArlhur For Public Works j Made the Biggesl v Some Spoiled Ballots' Lethbridge's First Commissidiiers It iii counting ijootu 'must of llie interest centered Ini'lii. This was lo be expected of- rouisc, for, it was known that. [only -Mr-. Reid had been cltcled on] "lirsl count, it could he seen that ati- .nimits would have to Ic Ijmadp jltcidc (lie .other, two coni- and no one coul'l (ell jwliat tills IrausactUra would bring "ortli A. M.. GRACE Commissioner of Public Mayor -v REID Commissioner, of IPublic Utilities HEIDI ft! IS MORNM AFIER OF Superior Organization of Citizens' Ticket, and Faith in Exper- ienced Candidates Responsible for Notable was Second in Opponents Never at Shooting Runner Up for Public Works The first hallut fcox caroc (o the ,0-nlral booth at 10 o'clock eiacily. >1K act-ordanre with the charter, Re- >turnius Oilicer llobinson in'the pres- "tnce oi the scrutineers, began a. re-' count oi tlie fast' choices. Tliis'-Xvas illic'most tedious wort of the whole -tycaing, until thrrc o'clock ao complete. In .that lime Mr. Rob-' haniflctl-5311 ballot papers, of; "illicit 273 declare.! spoiled..., of i It was learned shortly after' if.iii-'l ( Mr. lieid was on Hatch choice beyontl a doubl, and he n number ol "other' candidates Jnd arulmccrs left tto' tooth. v> COUXTIXO siicoNb CHOICES Spoiled Hallols 'Then tho work of counting Hie Eeconii choices lo determine thn COMMISSIONER.OP FINANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY (Elected for Four Years.) Adnuis Alkin V a c w -I 2 22 17 IS I'll :iO s n 70 !'io.r 28' I .28 IS 33 18 1.17' 02 5 J2 S 45 1M 39 15 37 IS 2S2 ,17 19 97 'reference. :Thc inayoraltV was first .lllatked. Mayor Ilardio with 707 rst was a long way in ths of his nearest -Rev. llr. Atkin, ijiil still he did hot have .nough (o satisfy (he requirements of charter which calls for a- clear of at least one vote over 50 cent, ol the total.of good bal- ]'ts. This clause required (lie mayor }t get- 833 to win, (he number of ballots beiag 1677. To make up tie .of 73, (hrec extra1 mnts were necessary. Aid. I.over- being low man on the first count las dropped. Of liis -17 ballots 23 jenl (o1 AtVin ami only 3 lo (he hiyor. Tiiis was unexpected, jive of the votes were plumpers. The -cotid count-left I'Jx-Mayor Adams, litb 150 votes, the low nian, so he las dropped from the list. His sup; .'irters evidently favored the old _ard, (or (leo.. .M. Hatch got 51 ol 'rse liallols as against Mayor ilar- ie's 30 am! Rev. AtlJn's 20. K. II. lilson got 14 of tbera, hut they were pi enough. to hold him up in the jce, so ho dropped ho had a hiark nf 235. Those. 23S 'llots contained C4 that were.either JJimpcrs, or had sccoad and Ihird oices for' Adams and I.overing, or they did not- contain enough Jftiees marked, lo carry .them into 'Is-'coual.' This was very nodceablc jl through (he .night. would rjitain {wo or-.tbrcc choices, less in 50 pc-r ceat. of (hcra showing (CondnuciJ on Tolal .103 291 275 321 Frayne GRACE. COMJlISSIOiNEU OF 1'UHUC WORKS v (Ek'cled for Three Years.) 22 a 17 King McArttuir I'cnrsnn 9 Spoiled Dal'luls- '19 III Gli 101) 17 58 U 27 27 61 100 1-1 39 S 17 ,'i 1D2 58 5 -II 9 1 HI 89 1-1 -17 17 11 208 -697 118 9 100 -1- 13 81 305 99 l.eilihriclfie'.s lirsl tominission govcrnnicnl cli-i'lioiis lire over iniil Ihe Citizens Ticltei, com-' posed uf Muyor Iliirdiu us first commissioner, Arthur M. Grace, as second cummissioner, and I Arlhur ileid, forincrly eleclricursiiiicrinlendenl, as Ihird couiniissioner, lo hold office if or 1'onr, Ihree and Iwo yrars respectively.-are elected. Mayor Ihirdic won on the fourth count, although he was never in danger of losing. It re- [quired the I'linr founls only In givo him the lifly per ei-nt. vote required by the charter. He had 707 on the first choice count, but, Ihcrc'hcing 1G77 votes polled il was necessary for him to gel Slift of Hie It tool; the second, third and I'oiirlh counts lo do Ihis, which put him six to the gnod. This rcsnll was known about Ihrcc o'clock. .Arthur Reid upsel all tin: dope. !l had been exjiecled that il would be. a close race between him 'mid Aid. Hamilton. Bui on Ihe very first count he hnil 1001 voles as against Aid. Hamil- ton's y31 and Aid. Williamson's 161, so lhal he had 113 more than the 50 per cent, of the Inlnl vote necessary II was lirsf time any candidate in a civic election" ever H0' over 1000 [voles, and.Mr. Hold was cheered to Ihe echo when Ihe final resull was known. He stayed in Ihe ci'inntiiiL! Ijoulli until ihe Insl vole on Hits utilities election had licen counted. The.election of A. il. Grace is in doubt. II is true thill he has a clear majority of 181 Gimp-Call r ''Lllvev> nearesl Bui after yivitig liim all his preferences from the cau- j" >J diilates who dropped out in the second, third, fourth and fifth choices, he sh'll lacks H of the. 831 ;-Merteine'Hat-Mayorally LUCKHARDT ELECTED Former Banker Wins al Bow Raymond's New Mayor BLA1RMORE in Hl.iirnmre tool: place Tolnl .103 .292 275 315 .323 COMMISSIONER OK PUBLIC UTILITIES (ElCGlcd for Two Years.} llftmillon REID Spoiled Hidlots Tolal..... To (he ClOzeni of Lethbridge: "I cannot express, In words, my "Ipprtdalion of tne work done ar me by (he! Civic (he gcneroui way In' which voters gave me their support i the very strenuoui election Jutt I lhank them each and :ry one mos( heartily. bear no grudge agnlnit (how voled agilnst me, anil thank (iem for (he eourleouj Ircjtrr.tnl gave me (hro'ugh -ihe cam- .ilgn. do my. very be'.t (o be Mayor of Lethbridge; truly jOresenllng all (he people, t. rash and Imposlble pro- but my ambition ehall be to h Lelhbrldge to the front as .jch 11 postlble by a good, clean, ogrcsslve. and economic goverri- W. D.-L. HARDIE." 25 33 27 IS 61 Hill 5i 23 5S '116 61 10 m 1S9 4 11 116 187 7 1001 82 10S 295 27S 315 323 177-1 Heid's majorily over Hamilton, -171. Hold's majority over S10. .Heid's pluralily over.50 per cent, necessary lo elect, 113. NEW COMMISSIONERS ARE EXPERIENCED MEN "I am glad that it is over, ami al- so (ha( it. wml the way it did. I will do all in liiy power to maVe form which IIP. hail given (o thcc.Ui- 2Cns, and nlih-li (liey had endorsed. in regard (o the inuchtlis- l vice rjuesUon, (he mayor in council i-hambrrs yesterday, fill die' of tbe Ibree coun- ciUors', whosp term of otlice cxpiie'l (his- rear. Of tlae three retiring, on- ly again sought election, anil he 'succeeded in.hrailiiie.thouoll. There A gooil t-rowd1 outside he council rimin to bear result g'iveii, which is as follows Sinclair SS I., llllt.l iiecessavy to win, Ihe latter -ligurc. beini; just. over- 50 per ccnl. of the total vole polled, .'Jhi; eiiailcr-slalcs tliiil-uiit 50 per cent, is lim'.ssaryr it also slntcs in anolhe.r place in' liinil counl, when only Iwo candidate.'; are left in Ihe flic candiitnle luiving the. grealcst nnniiier'lbf ballots at flic finish shall be elccled. Heliiniiiiif Ollicer liobinson stales Unit lie will declare XI r. (irace ejected on -Wednesday noon and let The candidates light it mil. 11 may mean u protest. "1 'don't care lo give a ruling on Ihe point.''' was all City Solicitor Ball, who svas in Ihe booth through the. whole count. .would say. If Mr. llnrvey cares to protest flic election of Mr. Grace, there arc many who think the charter gives him grounds for doing so. The. counting lit SI. Augustin's Hull slarled a I 111 o'clock, and finished at Ihis innining, nearly hours'. Tolal ballots cast numbered approximately 1775. About five percent, wen- spoiled. 11 is considered ver.y remarkable Hull mil1 nf Ihe conlcnlioiis points in the charter should crop mil to give trouble in UK; firsl commission election. That, with the sweeping victory of the Citizen's Ticket, are the features of the election. Fulj details of the counls'in Ihe mayoralty and public works contests, together with the re- sults by polls in all three contests follow: COMMISSIONER OK FINANCE AND 1'UHUC SAFETY .1. W. Greslnni W. Kribs J. Jlonlalbelli (1 52, 1C 1! -n There, were two spoiled papers, ar.rt 13s .of the ratepayers 'voted. Sinclair and llcssi. who, upon the result being known, were soon surrounds! hy a'large tiiiiriber ol their arid (liey were evi- dently, well pleaseri a( thrir election, Councillor Bini'bir especially Mini; very elAted, tsi laiming, "We the wliirii, it may he added, eon- sistc.l ot tlic thiec last 'i'liers wa.s a good atnonnt of feel- ing miring Ibe ilay, antl at times hf-.ited ari-uiiients were pretty'eejier- al; but now il is .ill over, H is (o I te hoped (list butli (he-newly elecl- frtr> and tlio old u'.eilibPrs will all strive toscllirr, not (o see. who can Adams.............. l.-ll J-ll Alkin HAUDIE'............ 767 707 Hatch 232 2112 Lovc'rinjj............ -17 -17 Wilson 221 221 not marked on eliminated ballols Toltil ballots'... 1077 Needed ISO Out 770 237 221 i 5 U177 oO 11 311- SOO .288 238 10 1677 Out 01 23S 360- 1077 tSfl 302 845 23S Fifth cnnnl not needed. COMMISSIONElt OF PUBLIC WORKS. _ has. stated cause the nuist as in Ihc 1'ravn I.clhbridgc, and lit-lievc .that I- will -niany times on tbc nlatlomi, (bat he past, hut to work lor the good ol'ORACE he ahly hj iny crtii'iB0" j would leste (ho nutler entirely -in Ihc.louli, uyi.t, wliich .Ihfir election jii. whora (lie '.Inye cliosen to. the hands; of tlm chief ol police.. "H was the ohjccl of. C. K, Iliscoclis rl-jlhc cMcifwanls "a 6 head the works anil utilities dcparl-Hhe ohicK wants "a tncnls." t pvill Igpt it, al or.ce, so lar as t am IV.' I- ll.irdrc; tho nrst riiiyor saia (-liienifagistfale, lo hG elected to head a. coiuinissioti government with .ill the frills o! ioltlalivc, infr-rcndum and recall in' Canada was a htisy-man this mMn- ir.g. His office besieged by a large number, ol satisfierl.-cilizens, who called chiefly -fur the purpose of extending -their and to promise their support (hroughoiil his administration In- order irjssion govcrrititcnt might he made (he success (bat has licen prMieted lor The Herald manageil lo gel into (he office for a lew mimiles, ijiayor'gavc out (be ahovr. slatenicnt' (o (he electors, He was exmilinjiy optimisUe over the. jcsnlls of (he election ami the 'pros- not I lor the carryine i'jt.of Hie 'anil future "I cannot oay that I am any. thlnj but ijtlsfUd with the re- said Mr. Harvey, (his morning, "and so far aa I am there will be no proUst of (he clecUon of Mr. Grace. He 'a cicod man, and wllF glvo the 'citizens value for thtir nr'oney." ai'tcd CARMANGAY mniigay has one pppuhr man: Ho was cteeleil lo two otlices yester- day. Mi1. Tom Collins was with elqcllon as both.' town council- lor nnrf school irustec. .Ml.thu mein- bcrn o! '.ho council rcllrcd, with (lift excepllon of Mayor MeXaugliton, who has anotlier yeai- to serve, .The (or councillors wore; T. Yi. Col- lins, SJ: K. Dean, 29; S. Alnsllo, 'A: Mnleolm McKay, if.; C. Kolk. 23: li. M.. Mahoiioy. II. The''first wore elected. The vote for school, (nlstec wan as follows: T.' K. Collins, SS: K. Wil- H. A. Mowat, .i..w. Mil- The- flrat (hree ivrro clccied, (L'oiLtlnufd on I'flgc King McArthnr...... POarson nol mark- ed on eliminated ballots Tolal ijond hallofs in 1007 25 II. 1007 78 SI 1067 121 2ir> 1G07 Needed In Christmas Fund lliere be a home; in with- out n visit ironi -Sanla Clans, I'rcvirjiiily JiO.flfl A 2.CO fSiiUscriptlo'liS (o the families wlm will lioth- .'liccr fuml are coming In unless (he senfi'cus he.-ittcd Jiclp LARKE WALLACES. y. There Is little (inir. (o ho lost alr-ng (his lurid, lie'a ?ood fellow! WID. (be arrangements arc lo he made for. and send In n Mitisrtiptlnn- It needn't giving the. i-.ecdy 3 Icstho.hc large. A- whole .lut (line.. l.cClbe response generous .will do iislwcl! of Ix'thhriilge. There ate tf.-o brc'c Siibscriolions. I -t' -V WIDOW DEAD Woo'lrliVc, Out.. DLC. -Mra. tic- of small ll'id.i Wallaec, 'i-Mow of lion... X. as .one ;'o.r {'.'Inrkp .Wnllteis, ilicil last nlslit'suU; Don't let'denly. ;