Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR i JLETHBRIDGE PAUiV THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1914 DAILY ANB WEEKLY 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES Daily, 'delivered, per year... Daily, by sap yedr' 6> ma% joor M.OQ '.00 TELEPHONES rlP Office A. Buchanan John Torrance Director Business Manager ALBERTA No province of the Canadian Con- federation possesses greater or varied resource than Aloertk- of realize just where we stand iu that respect at present and where we ffnll stand in a few years. We hare the greatest deposits of domestic and steam coal in all Can ada. Our agricultural resources are so varied, and so rich that it will not be long- until Alberta ranks as the principal mixed farming province of the Dominion: :Our wheat and graz- ing lands will be the producers of much' wealth. In ijie far north our fisheries offer great possibilities and the streams of that station soon be producing' feed for the cities of the Vest, once the railroads reach the waters north oi Edmonton. Along ihe base of the Rooky Mountains. in the Hinterland there, are unques- tionably great mineral deposits, tne wealth, of which will be revealed in the years to come. Just now we are oa the' verge of wonderful develop- taent of oui''oil fields, Wfiat this mean to Alberta no man-can esti- mate. One thing is assured, and that is that the proof that crude oil exists cere In an immense-body will revo- the future prospects" of this-' province Wiili the oil vse a natural resource of inestimable value, especially in our industrial de- velopment Then we nave unharness- later, ou will be ut-hzed in producing- cheap elec lilcal energy for tbe industries that will.-locate in 'Alberta., We must.not forget the timber of tbe north either Verily. Alberta .is Itself, able to exist upon its own resources. We will develop as we get up- on the" create the- 'necessity for the utilization of our great indus- trial possibilities. Agriculture is our Dastc industry and must ha encourag- ed in generous manner. 'We possess a great heritage here. Let us go about its development un- der wise methods and we will realize destiny our resources warrant us to anticipate. j P ICKED UP IN ASSING TOR ..THE BUSY MAN James It SUeiuiO'i, for Vom .Owitipat of Li'uUv, ii deiil. J. P. Smith, for 20 years imbiishe Richmond, Times, is dead The Marconi. Company is contract ing 10 eroct stations in China. The Hon. William Hall at toruey-seiiwal of the Commonwealth of'Aiistra'ia, becomes a K.C.M.6. Ed. IfcGrath, a prominent Winnipeg labor 'uian, Jias been appointed chie: factory inspector for Manitoba. "Kingston; laiNJr" men will contribute campaign fuud in Hamilton. Edward .James Canner was instant- ly kilksd by lightning in a field at Jordan Station. Montreal will increase the pay of civic "laborers by 25 cents after November 1st. Wm. Carriers is the Liberal "candi- date for The...Pas for the Manitoba Legislature, A- launch capsized and twelve per- sons, were drowned in tbe tiswego, N, Y., canal; Horn John Conservative M. P, for Brighton, Eng., .lias resigned owing to ill health. BaronessWort- famous writer, on subjects cf securing tne Nobel prize in is j Moms the Stewmrt IfuiW of Winnipeg, was drowned in. Uie Red'Rirervat Em- erson, MatL Rev. D. C. Moral -andCSocialiReform-DepaHnient of the Presbyterian churchy-' his a call to St. Out. Andrew's Leodon, Bishop's College, LenaoxYflle, Quer, conferred the honorwi_ degree of D L. upon, the of Connaught, the Bishop of Toronto and Rev. Can- on Simpson of Charlotte town. W. W. Cory, Deputy i of -the Interior, leaves shortly for Europe to inspect the Canadian government emi- DID THEY qARJJY ARMS CONTRARY COLONEL SAM'S -ORDERS There is much talk concerning the action of the Goth notwithstanding the positive jrders ct the Minister or Sfihtia irande-l with arms '_t the religious procesKkm of Cuipus Ohiisti U m aud uon hat tile rules carried were not lifios but obsolete -weapons cut of old- stores The picture shows the officers of the fcsth Regiment the Coding Cl risti nrocegsloii to start; in- trout of Nctre Bame Church "ht1 Toth paraded arms and saluted the host throus1! the eireets. On tha left is Sir.Rodolphe .Forget, honor ry Colonel cf Conservative, and next to hirii is Senator .Caegfain, honorary Lt-Colonel o he SSrd lohctte Regfiment, Qn the Senators left is Father Deschamps, chaplain of .-the "65th, Commissioner Establishes by Actual Figures, the Econo- my in His Department Blunder in Preparing the 19I3Ujtor's report tes Are Being ed This Year r. A n A -1 ii' !ie committees of the estimates Are nemg Avoid- council in 1013 spent for general purposes. They struclr..a rate in 1913 rf 13 11 mills, -whereas to avoid a rate have been 11 11. These are not guess fig- .ures The> ate taken from to the auditor's report. "In 1914 the total estimates for general purposes nere, after mature Commissioner Grace itnakes the ;artUng statement tliat his Wliv i's'thr 1914 tax rate a taxpayer would like know, and the iiiiormatioa, as! the Mat or is concerned, was forth-, copsricratiou" and based" altogether coming 1 Ofi gained from 1913, plac- 1 It is a that icaie of our cti-'cd at This was reduced b> eparlment, the end ot the year tidal: would not- take- the] incomes from and no ill have saved the .city trouble to study ;the credit was allowed for profits from Ths figures are the net result of an said the major which were! careful- the water and lieht, because, m the iterview which the Herald had with I H prepared and eUboratelv detailed, light of 1913, the council did nob ie Commissioner of re-1 in the statement'given out bv tbe think it wise to count the chickens ardmg the recall and the reversion commissioners a oi which is .before the) were hatched. 3 the aldermanic form of govern- always opoJT to''inspection The com- "So the taxes this >ear are higher lent, as proposed by the recall peti 'missioners clbrk and othpr than last, because oi not including on 'employees are always on deck and profits on water and light, and sev The figures given out hv Wi Grace willma to yte anv information or j eral other sums set forth vcrj plain- everything expended br his details that be requested There (Ij m the estimates which anv citizen THE PROPOSED RECALL That the Lethbridge system over the" field f par with 'what last year zen should make unintelligent or. er- of municipal government is being close- ly studied throughout the ccantry, is proven ;by the comments which have already appeared on the proposed re- call of the commissioners. The Ham- ilton Herald has this observation to make: "Commission government in Leth- bridge, Alberta, has a 'recall', attach- ment That Is to say, If a certain per- centag-e of the- electors are -dissatisfied Avith the doings of any commissioner, they can, by petition, cause his sus- pension from office and compel him cfther to quit or come before the peo- ple for re-election. The city has had commission government for -.only five months, and already the commission has got.-itseK into the bad. books of the trades and labor council, which has passed a resolution to bring the recall into operation. Nothing specific IB charged against the civic._commis- sion, but 'it is accused, .in .general of unbusi ness-like administra- j ticn and of indiscretion. j "This ia the weakness of the 'recall' plan, that a coin para lively small min- ority of disgruntled citizens- may 'hold up' civic administration at any, time, and -cause serious embarrassment and public loss, by forcing ihe commis- sioners to present themselves for re- election, And perhaps all for seme paltry and wholly Insufficient reason." A great many citizens will agree with the last paragraph of the Hamil- ton paper's comment We think we can safely say that the experience with commission government la this city so far, has been; satisfactory.. ITnie. .-there is the usual fault finding and criticism, but there _bas been a genuine attempt ai, 'business admin- istration. The comntlssioners took office at; ihe most, critical period in the city's -history, and in our judg- ment they have faced the fearlessly and made an honest effort gration agencies there .and to look i department The done is. on i is absolutely no reason why an> citi- can see m my office or the office of It must be remembered that the city commissioners had practically no idea of the economies that'could be John chief Conservative whip, will leave shortly for the Con- tinent, and with his family will visit England, Ireland, Scotland, 'Switzerland. I was for and furnish sonip focd.for thought for the sioners. The total cost-of the .engineer's of- fice, for.. the first months; in 1913 rbneoiis "statements about the esti- mates, or any other, civic-question, ior that, matter. 'The question is asked''aiid debated practised in the running-of the city's jn some sections of-the city, 'Why is .8 which was paid m sal [the general rate so much higher this Death in a Canadian Northern con- struction camp at Cowhichan Lake, which a. coroner's jury said could (be accredited to laclr of medical atten- tion, was the fate of Captain K C. Nutt, aged 38, a son 'of-the Vicar of Cambridge, England, a monthly cost of 1 At the present time the. cost. of the For manv years it has. become cus- tomary to serve liquor 'at annual dini graduating at the Roy- al Military College. This year dinner m'ust be a dry- one, orders -have year than last There is no ques- tlon easier to answer, and the aii- ____ ______ _____ _ Commlasioner and staff is per I swer may lie expressed in" the few month, which shows a decrease per month. In the city stores and shops 'depart- ment, which Commissioner Grace has charge qi, the total payroll'expendi- ture for'six months in 1913: shows or monthly. At the present time -this department is being run on an expenditure of Off pu month shoeing a decrease of 00 In connection with, tr-e stores depart 'Because 1913 council blundered.' However, a mere state- .ment oi fact is not_ reason, and it is necessary, to follow up such a state- ment with a clear and logical explan- ation. 'In 1913 the estimated general tax- ation amounted to from whtchfWas' deducted licens- es, and; against tliex protest of the mayor, who chairman oPthe fin- ment'vfcfcerc was" a" deficit of S8907.00 I ance committee, supposed affairs, when they took office, and therefore bad 'to be governed by 1913 actual expenditure for general pur- poses, given by the auditors. The difficulty of getting money has compelled the commissioners to exer- cise certain economies and mate cer- tain alterations in expenditure, which if continued to the end of the year, and with the profits frdrii" tho Water and light, will result in a very hand- some surplus. "There is..absolutely no continued tbe mayor, "but that the commission form at government be a success, are going to he able to show a handsome-balance in 1913 ..which .has to.be provided for 1 profits from waters and light, which i sheet that will he a model, and a dTinks miist -ha Berved. "The Ottawa publishes as .live percent, is allowed not materialize the amount, been issued "that no .inioxicating lover arid abate the I handling charge all purchases made on behalf of Ihei IIlls %vas simply one huge blunder reduced to 111 city. great help in compiling the estimates, and getting the lowest possible tax- ation in 1915. The reduction in the "common gossip" that the owners of It is the the Com- on the part-of-Jhe council. Tlie au- cost of operating the city, this year of Puhhr Uorks to make to taxation and keep down e'x- 'ptsnditure. Unquestionably commlia- eion government has, up to the pres- ent, proven better .than the old coun- cil system. Every ratepayer has a right to his views on municipal questions, 'but we cannot agree' that the reasons offered lor recall" of, the commissioners ire worthy of support. They are en-, Ito-ely trivial and cannot appeal to the judgment of 'ratepayers 'Who have the peal, interests of Lethbridge at heart. With active' operation hoxi.month a big pajrroll 'Tvill bo d1s- jrtbuted In the; city and' district, arid an si now 'vill Tho Railroad CommtMlon's decision fa of large whiskey "distilleries in Great this department self supporting bv "ng that the cost of running this A acting LIIULP me U' LUlllilltll tlllB Britain -are contributing: to section rf bis department does not the Conservative campaign fund and j exceed the five pex cent, allowed. By this being accomplished it is clearly seen that Commissioner Grace will save the city an expenditure of over In the first year of office over and above what was ac- tually spent in J813. that. a. big: sum has been subscribed by manufacturers and wholesale deal- ers in Canada and rhe United States. When the new Dominion Parlia- ment meets, room must he found for thirteen, additional members as a- re- sult of redistributionv and this will necessitate a re-arrangement of the seating. If it IB decided to -put iip a new chamher the .-seating plan may ho altogether new, fpHowing the, Washington scheme of an amphi- theatre. That the acquisition, by Bank of Canada of the premises late- iy occupied by Chaplin, Milne and Grenfel, in 'London, In no way implies any cdncern by the bank in the affairs of the wrecked firm, was the statement made -by temporary Manager Hamilton on behalf of the bank. A boarded bandit killed a man Sat- urday at Minneapolis, The outlaw, who has robbed ten business places in unscathed in the two entered J. E. Erlclison Son's shoe store -at p.m., held up the two proprietors and two cus- tho "elder ISriclraqn, rpb- bed the son as lip stood over bin dy- ing father, marched the son and the two customers to !tho cash register, Tabbed that, robbed both the custom- ers, and lied cut tho back door, whore Jio and- lookout paruiw FORMER BANKER TAKES HIE LIFE Chatham, June Masset, formerly manager .of the branch of the Raqn of Montreal in this city and also in Fredericton, commit- ted suicide in his apartments in De; troit. A- shot was used, ,lhe charge tearing a hole in his loft breast. Massey was transterred from Chatham ahout seven years ago and later reaignrd from the bank. He had been in Detroit for several, years. About a month ago his' wife and .eight-months-old son left on: a trip ,to England. He was married twice, his first wife being a sister of Hon. C. S. Hyman. He had iwen employed as ac- countant by the Stroll Brewing Co. When in Chatham, Massny wan ma- jor of: the 24th Kent Fiegiment. POSTMEN STRIKE: HOLD UP' THE MAILS June 24. Bccau'sft the Sen- ate refused an increase in to the Parfp poBtmen, the latter 'took posses- sion of thq post office, and previjnted twins; Tha fctttfl...... atoued end Wken you've ordered Silk do accept Sateen Almost.a foolish question, quite! There are still some people who order Fjakes and are given a substitute "juat as accept the imitation. The difference between and the "just as good" kind is even greater than the difference between silk and sateen. The'great difference is in the flavor and the nutriment. Be sure that you ask for and get Kcllogg's. It is the original. lOc per package _____- 103 Industrial Hefttihg 1 The place occupied by gas in industrial processes grcnvs larger evovy bo- ciausc of the almost opportunities for tlio.application of GAS FOR FUEL IN FACTORY AND WORKSHOP Gas For Fuel 1. Provides the most convenient form of 2. Has-Hlj the advantages of coal, with none of Jtr d'is'cotnforts and drawbacks, 3. Does awayVwitK. the smoke nuisance. Requires a'minimum of 5. Gives a dependable, intense heat that can be regulated to nicety 6. Involves waste of time or fire in getting ready for; use, 7. Involves no of fuel' when heat, it not wanted. Canadian Western Natural Gas, Light, Heat and Power Co., Ltd. Phone 1510 THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HAS SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. LODGI TDUB WOte, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies or other valuables in one of these boxes PtmCttBB JtrPLT TO -ethbridge Branch R, T. Brymner, s'riot satififaotory" to a large bulk of ur citiaens, inasmuch as .work 'jcarce-ali-ovett'and the city has re- uced its quarto too much to suit hem. "We are very much in sympathy w-ith these, and feel-that it might ave heeii wise to spend more in ac-, nal we.simply cannot get lio money for any. but the most urg- nt requirements. We do not want to ake the credit .for that which has een forced, upon'us -by the city's fin- ncial credit. On-the whole, our city nances are in very good condition, ve think relatively in splendid con- ition, hut our line.of credit.is and this is well Irom many tamlpoints. Frank Mnnsey has discontinued the ubiicatipn of the Philadelphia Even- ng Tinies. Mr. Reid Answers Criti- cism CONTINUED FROM FRONTjpASH come well enough Informed as to act- ual conditions before making a noiae." Those Streamers In regard to on the sides of cars. Mr. Reid itated thnt Jfayor Hardio had agreed with him that they were a disfiguration, hut ttat between them, they had deoiden that the .city needed the money at' tffie present time that would acome'frolfii the adver tiling, and they; thereWre, waived their opinions fdf 'the good of tlia .Mr. Reid also stated that he was open to receive aiiy suggestions, and that he appreciated the'points brought the Herald's corresn'ondeRt.. Keep Cool! Keeping cool is .noI a mut- ter of keeping still. The people who gel Hie most enjoyment and the least discpmfoft out of summer days arc those who go right along about1, their regular -business and ignore Ihe wen tliur. tiikfe a lesstan lip-to-diite ami progressive merchants "of. our (own.' They'never nil- mil it is too hot to do busi- ness. Every working :dny in the year (heir stores are open to reeeive us. Kvei'y day, the newspaper brings us tlicir iiiVitalions in form of. Advertising. Why-should1 we not respend to those invitations' as re'nd- ily on Avarm days as on cool? They set us a good example when they say: "Come peo- ple, we are ready lo serve you even if it is hot." The enterprise of Ihe store that advertises for our pat- ronage, throughout the sum- mer, as well as I be rest of the year, indicates a store worth-trading at. f. Let iis read the advertise- ments rather than the wea- thcr lei us pat- ronize the merchants who similarly.disregard (he wea- ther and who show .lhat proper spirit: of disregard by advertising continually. LOCAL TRAIN SCHEDULE Hnt-Kootenny............... Hat............ Medicine Hat-Caigary (via Alrtorsyde) Calgnrjr-Medlclno Hat (via Aliloreyde) (via Mncleod) Macleod) Arrive -i.25 21.10 14.05 13.40 Depart 4.35 MM 16.25 13.50' 17.30: _ S.10 Great Jjothbrldge-Canlston 37.41- Cardston-Lethbrldge iDulte- Tnini 63'i-io'ana only on' Sunilaj.