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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta PACK FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILf HERALD MONDAY, JUNE 1814 Sbe letbbrfoge Derato alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES delivered, per year..... 14.00 Dilly. by mall, per year...... 3.00 Weekly, by mall, per year.... i.w TELEPHONES Business Office Editorlal Office W. A. Buchanan John Managing Director Business Manager THE MONEY BYLAWS the fate, of the bylaws to be submitted on Thursday may be. It will be interesting to note the results. There can be no doubt as to what the fate of the deficiency bylaws should be. There is one pro- viding for the raising ot funds to Day for certain municipal works already carried out but rot {aid lor. This should be endorsed unqualifiedly. The bylaw represents a just debt. What- ever else we do this year, let us pay cur debts. If this is done, the pres- ent council will have reason to feel proud. There has ;been a tenedncy in the past to spend money we haven't Sad. The boom'spirit disregarded consequences, and now tbat it has faded, we are face to face with the net result "We have the improve- ments and they must be paid for. Ratepayers should put the number of this bylaw, down in their memor- ies and vote "for." Another monument to the alder- manic-form of government is tie de- ficiency- on current account covering a period ot six years. a mayor is elected for a term of one year, under the old style of government, he naturally wishes to keep his tax rate as low as possible. Hence the estimates are pared to the limit, and during the" pasfsix years they have not been sufficient to meet the expenditure, and a deficit was created. If the estimates had teen adequate, the tax rates during this period would have been increased in proportion to the amount of the de- ficit. Each succeeding council of not only ignored the deficit by the sast council, in their effort to show a low tax rate, hut has created a shortage in addi- tion, with which the following council has iDeen saddled: But the following council also ignored this fact, and on doing the same thing over again, and every "tile council had a deficit all its' own. When the present commission took office then, they had to face this sit- uation. One of the first things they encountered was this deficit of some- thing like which they could not feaorc.-- --The iiiajojv_ no, .matter he might be, instead of bein elected to office for one year, assumes the responsibility of chief magistrate for four years. The council is burd- ened with this deBcit and must wipe it out. This is one of the reasons iwhy the tax rate this year is so high and another reason why at will be lower next year. In addition to fac ing this debt, and wiping it out, th( present council has made ample 'pro- vision for current expenditure, and instead of arriving at the end of the year with a deficit, there will be a handsome surplus, 50 that next year see them on their way to" better things. There is no need for any de- fince of commission form of govern- ment in LethbricfEe so far, but it is well that these matters be pointed out, so that allowances may be made. .As far as the other bylaws are con- cerned, the Herald la not prepared to counsel. The market byiaw is the result of an expression of the people, that they would have a municipal market. "We have ample evidence that a market is wanted and needed in this city. The privately owned market in the Eckstorm building proves that It seems only logical that once the citizens had evinced a desire for a market by their ballots, that they would ibe prepared to stand the expense. The other bylaws are for new work, srrith very few exceptions. The water tank ou the hill will ever, be a monu- ment to the duplicity of the citizens, if the money required to finish it is not voted. "Whatever is done, the ratepayers should unanimously endorse bylaws 23G and 239. The provincial govern- ment has the final say as to whether the deficiency on current account can be paid through the issue of deben- tures. The burgesses should there- fore vote strongly in favor of it, so that the government will see that there is a desire on the part of the ratepayers to pay their deibts, when the question will be much easier for them to decide, and sanction be al- most inevitable. Edmonton still has of 1913 taxes unpaid. Miss McDonald bas resigned from the school staff. Cranbrook will celebrate the 12th of July. T. J. Summers, Kimberley, has elected- president of the Gran- brook district Liberal association. A building for the government tele- phone system is to be erected' at Camrose. Rev. M. T. Habershorn, of Innlsfail, will become pastor of Baptist church, Calgary. Rev. C. A. Seager, was honored with the degree of D. D; by Trinity University, Toronto. P UP IN ASSiNG FOR THE BUSY NAN Ebenzer Hilton, Ohia, Yarmouth county, N. S., was senteuoed to 15 years for murdering bis wife. Bighop Dunn, "head of the Anglican diocese of Quebec, will retire in No- vember. The at Gleiohen is build-, ing a ppstpffice building 115x25 feet There are rumors that Sir Adam Beck will succeed Sir James Whitney as Premier-of Ontario. The late Geo. F. Baer, president of the Reading Railway, left an estate valued at Sir John Simon, Liberal, and Sir Edward Carson, Conservative, are the for tie Lord Rectorship of Edinburgh University. B. Berube, formerly a mes- senger in the House of Commons, and at one.-time valet to the late Senator William made the statement in. court at Ottawa that greater-.-part of Ms time-while -in at- tendance upon the late Senator Miller had been occupied in personal ser- vices :to tie-deceased. my beet to make frim look as much like a man as possible when he attended the said Mr. Berube. "Each day I Bathed-Kim, polished his boots for him and -did- one hundred and one things .for .Mm; "but he never gave me any salary for niy services." Major O. of UwtrMl. may the Liberal candidate In Ar Ientoull, Quebec, ior lue Howe of Commie Dominion government under- glands that it would cort to make a navigable waterway from the RocMw river to Winnipeg. Three hundred'miners til Ihy Bm- zeau Colllerlei, Limited, at Nordegg, Alboris are on itrike owing to the fast that tlie company will not their demands in the matter Vassll M. Detinege, bank clerk, ac- cused o! theft of from the Mer- chants .bank at Montreal, cleaned up 320 000 in the C. D. Sheldon get-rich- quick investment scheme nhlch cost the citizens of Montreal hundreds of thousands of dollars and landed Shel- don in the penitentiary for In order to encourage the rapid de- velopment of the more desirable sec Uons of the Calgary oil Held, W. S Herron closed a contact with a Call forola concern by which he sub- leases to 'tlie ealUornians sixty acres o! land. The leaseas are to receive five-sistas of ihe 611 or gas produced through their efforts.' John D. Rockefeller, the richest man alive, insists upon-the laborers on his estate working every mlnuta ol the time for which he pays them, and has instituted a hew jplan .to guaran- tee that this shall be carried1 out As he had been greatly troubled because the foremen's .watches did 'hot agree, he installed a large-town .clock in the tower of MB new stable; This strikes the hours so that they are heard all over the estate the men are thus enabled to start.on, the. minute. Lest however, the clock'should disturb the 'oil king's" sleep at nigh'tj the strik ing arrangement is regulated so as to stop between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wm. Relleen, a London, England chimney sweep, left an estate valued at and people asked- manner of sweep this could be who left such a handy Jittle sum. But Mr Relleea was a super-sweep The bus! ness: beea In the family since 1768-and is conducted from a smart, office, Trfth typewilter telephone, and roll top desks Tor many years the late Mr. Relleen was the contractor for: the -sweeping of al the chimneys at Buckingham Palace 'Mariborough House, and the chief government offices: "The" chimneys of the Houses or i-ariiament are still swept by Ma men. The Orange Sentinel, the organ of the Orange order, the R'oblln government In-Manitoba, is "one of the most'depraved "ministries that .ever a Canadian province." irrhe Liberals throughout Manitoba are lllkelr couteat to accept that descrin- GAS FIRES are invaluable as a preventative of chills, and are a wonderful comfort and convenience In This Fickle Climate of ours. You can hare a cosy fire at'- any hour of the day, and on any day of the year, without any troable, without any dust, or -without any work, if you have Gas Fires Installed It does not matter if the house has just been "spring GAS EIRES make no work for housemaids, chimney-sweeps or curtain- cleaners. Canadian Western Natural Gas, Light, Heat and Power Co.. Ltd. Phone 1510 OF BALLOT TO BE USED FRIDAY-BYLAW Voting on fc By-Jaw to the turn of 80 for purchase of land THK BY-LAW ferred to in By-lnw No. THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise the aiim of for the THE BY-LAW of the.Coutta Street Bridge referred to in Bylaws No. 95 and No. THE BY. LAW Voiluff on a By-LiRW to raise tlio sum of for the purpose THE BY-LAW derson Park referred to In By-Law No. 119.1 i THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise the sum of J2.13S 97 for the tfwpoae of pur- _ THE BY-LAW v Park referred to. in By-law No. 151 THE DY-LAW Votlnff on a Bylaw to raUe the sum of for the purpone of THE BY-LAW struction of sewer, outlet No. 2, referred to In By-law .No. 151. THE BY-LAW Voting ou a By-law to raise the sum of J59.933.64 for the purpose THE BY. LAW Nos. 132, 160. 170 210 v THE BY-LAW Voting OB a By-Law to rolfla the sum of 52 for the purpose THE BY-LAW Noa 119, 1G1 and 170 THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law' to raise the sum of for the purpose of. THE BY-LAW and 170 THE BY-LAW Votlns on a By-Jaw to raise the sum of 83 for the purpose of THE BY-LAW struction of ihe gew'erii referred to in By-law No. 164. THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise the sum ,of J4.087.69 for the purpose THE BY-LAW Grading' of streets referred to in By-law. 166 THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise the sum of for the purpose of THE BY-LAW struction of the.'cemeat sidewalks referred to in By-law No. THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise the sum of for the purpose of THE BY-LAW struction- of sewers- referred to In By-law No. 163 THE BY-LAW Votins on a By-law, to .raise the sum of for the purpise of FOR THE BY-LAW struction of industrial Power Building's referred to in By-Law No. THE BY-LAW Voting oh'.a By-Law to raise the sum of the purpose of THE BY-LAW THE BY-LAW. Voting 'on a By-Law to raise the sum 'of for, the purpose of THE BY-LAW struction of pavements on the streets referred to in By-law No. THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-Law toTaise the sum of for the purpose-of THE BY-LAW THE BY-LAW Voting on a By- Law to raise the sum of 59.232.90 for the purpose of THE BY-LAW THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law! to raise the sum of for the purpose of THE BY-LAW ing" of Streets referred to in By-Law No. 175 Voting on a By-law to raise the sum of for the purpose THE BY-LAW grading of streets referred to in Bv-law No. 176 Voting By-law to raise the sum of for the purpose THE BY-LAW construction of Cement referred to in By-law No. THE BY-LAW a By-law 'to raise the sum of for the purpose THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to" raise the sum of for the purpose THE BY-LAW Voting on a 'By-law to raise the sum of for the purpose of THE BY-LAW struetion of Blacksmith, shop referred to In By-law No. THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-Law to raise the sum of for, the purpose of the THE BY-LAW purchase of office fixtures referred to in By-law No. 208 THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise 'the sum of for the purpose THE BY-LAW providing for discount on debentures issued .under By-law No. THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise the sum of for the siurposeT 0 THE BY-LAW construction of sewage disposal plant referred to In By-law No. THE BY-LAW Voting1 on a By-Law to raise the sum of- for the purpose of THE BY-LAW purchase of land on River Bottom referred to in By-Law No. THE BY-LAW THE BY-LAW 208 THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise the sum of for the purpose THE BY-LAW No. 210 THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise the sum of for the purpose THE BY-LAW City's share of cost THE BY-LAW Voting en a. By-law to raise the aum of fof the purpose of THE BY-LAW "13J5c" Lethbridge for a playground for children THE BY-LAW Voting on a By-law to raise the sum of for the purpose of THE BY-LAW viding: for Henderson Park nursery THE BY-LAW To be-submitted to the Burgesses of the City of Lethbridge day of July, 1914. LOCAL TRAIN SCHEDULE Arrive Depart 613 "Medicine Hat-Kooteaay 4.25 4.35 614 Hat 24.10 24.30 611 Medicine. Hat-Calgary (via Alderayde) 14.05 16.25 512 Calgary-Medicine Hat (via Aldersyde) 13.40 539 (via Macleod) 17.35 538 (via Macleod) 13.25 564 LcthbridgfrOreat Falls 5.10 Groat 17.20 17.45 Cardaton-Letihbrldge The above may look rather form- idable to the average voter, in that is something new, but once it is stud- ed out, is a very simple affair. It is one of the ballots to be used in the voting next Thursday, when the bur- ;esscs will be asked to endorse five money bylaws. The above ballot is one of three of the same kind, there being in all five ballots, Each one of the three represents one sep- arate bylaw, but each gives in de- tail, under various propositions just exactly the portions to -be used ,for each purpose. Thq idea is suggested by Clarke and Swaliey, the city's money-bylaw attorneys in Toronto. Any one of the propositions may be turned down, and every one of thorn represents a separate and distinct ballot and must he marked either for or against. If a voter wishes to en- dorse ail the propositions in bloc, it is necessary that he mark each pro- position separately, else the entire ballot will uc spoiled. The above ballot represents a total of It is a monument to past councils, for nearly every.item on the ballot represents work that has already been done, but never paid foe. Some were paid for out of the funds.that were never intended to he iisM for this purpose, and which must he replaced. Other items represent notes flue and payable. The aggre- gate 34 propositions represent a debt of which must he paid. This bylaw, because the amounts raised in many cases were not suffici- ent to pay for the work au- thorized and' done by past councils. This ballot, then represents bylaw number 239. Bylaw 234, which provides for the expenditure of under Mr. Roix'i's department, is also prepared under different propositions which set forth the amount for each purpose, and which must he marked in tho same manner as -the deficiency bylaw. There arc or.Iy five propositions, and the matter is some- what easier. Proposition A is for electrical power house extensions, costing, including interest and sink- ing fund charges, Proposition B is for ulcouio light 'and power line extensions, and amounts to Proposition C is for street railway extensions amounting t'o Pro- position D is for. the purpose of building an elevator in the Industrial buiWing, amounting to Pro- position E is for building lavatories in the Industrial building, amounting to Any one of the propositions may lie turned down, hut if all are to he endorsed, every proposition must be marked, or the entire ballot will be spoiled. The third bylaw prepared under the proposition style, is that which pro- vides lor certain new work under Mr. Grace's department, representing a totul of There are tine Pro- positions, which must either be turn- cd down or passed, in order to make tho ballot valid. These are the three that are de- i tailed The oth- cr two hyla'.vs arc more or less well understood. One .is .the market bylaw. When the recent plebiscite vote was taken, 'the electors decided that they would have a market, own- ed and operated by the city as a mu- nicipril utility. The site they selected did not have any buildings suitable, so the-'commissioners have provided for the erection of-tltcse buildings in this bylaw. If_ the bylaw is. passed, the buildings will he erected and tho market opened, on the 13th street and 1st avenue site. The ballot for this bylaw is ".a straight lor or against proposition, and there are no detailed ballots to.mark. The lust o! f.TC, ;r, proSutly the most important. It is bylaw 230, and is for the sum of to make up the.shortages in the current account for the past six years, past councils' debts which must be paid. If tins bylaw is.passed, it must first be sanctioned by. the-Provincial Leg- islature before-tilo debentures can bo issued, and ii; cannot be put up to .the government until it has neon passed by the burgesses. (Dally. Trains 638 and 53D to and from Macleod Sunday. Liberals and Conserva- tives Both Claiming Vic- tory at Ontario Polls CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE they have contented themselves with the declaration that any community in ths province may I'.a'-'o prchiblt-io- hy means of the local option law, pointing out that their administra- tion has been just to both sides, no friendliness being shown to the liquor I The 'Liberal party contended that this is not a fact and that the Hriuor nterests are desirous of hav- ing Sir James returned in the expec- tation of favors to cwne. SIFTON SUPPORTS ROWELI. Toronto, Juno 23, Hon Clifford Sltton, who left the Liberal party on the reciprocity issue, has in a letter addressed to Leader ,Rowcll, which rpacht-il the Liberal headquarters to- ilaj-', come out liUongly in favor of j the "abolish the bar" policy. Mr. Sif- ton says "While I have, as you know, no hostility lo .tho present government ol Ontario, i rcganl the issue as to the abolition of the bar of such para- mount, importance as to demand al- most bxclusivc consideration till it is disposed of. "In sight of whatever knowledge, I may nosscss of the social and tho wxmomic problems of un- i hesitatingly express the opjnion that 1 all oilier which afflict 'our coun- try, combined do not produce so great an amount of ovil as the bar alone. "We know thai, J'oU will rale-cm your pledge and abolish the bar if you arc placed'in power, and the de- cision, therefore, as you have quite properly stated, rests with tlie citi- zens of Ontario, 'It seems .hardly .conceivable that the iintridlism'-iind good citizenship for'which Ontario -is justly distin- guished, can fail to, rise on this occa- sion, and give you tho mandate to effect this great reform." 200 PERISH IN QUAKE Batavia, June received tndny Indicate- that at >wr> him. dred perished hi tho" earthquake in Sputbnru Sumatra yesterday. Twen- ty aro known to havo .been killed In tho Bonltllen district, tho only region Ui [t restored. ;