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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald, February ID, 1910, Page 11 GRAFT OR WHAT To the Editor, Lethbridge Herald: Dear we have had our city fathers trying to raise a little ready cash, by selling the old power plant. It would Interest many ratepaying workmen in the city il the following questions could be answered satisfac- torily: Is it a fact that the 'bids were open- ed -y officials before the time expir- ed ifor receiving bids? Is it a fact that the man who bid was told that It was too low by one of the offi- cials, who asked him as a favor to put in a higher one and he would get it? Js It a fact tljat the second offer was for at which price he got it? Is it a fact that tills is an outsider, so that the workingmen who are trying to make Lethbridge'' will get no em- ployment out of it? Is it a fact that an employer -in the city was told bj the officials that thpy would prefer him to tender for It as a whole, which he did? Is it a fact that Ihey after wards asked him to tender lor it, ex eluding the boilers, which he did, his offer being over the Is it true superintendent engineer would not consider it? Is it a fact that th said employer went over the old plan when the fire assessor was here, anc ought on Mr. Held's side to get as nuch for the city as possible? Is it fact that he did it all