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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LtTHMI ALMftTA, TUUOAY, MOVCMftCR 17, IM8. 'I grottid ttood (or MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP A The twU cities lof- IMrfr Arthur and Fort William and Um city of Guelph are ui the iront" rank of the munici- pal ownership cities of Ontario. The debentures of the city of Guelph com mand; the 'highest price of the (iebeii- turec.'ol'the smaller cities of Ontario, while that same city this year sur- prised the province by reducing1 -its tax rate to 14 mills, when 19 to 21 inilfe is the'prevailing- rnto in the smaller cities. The enviable' financial 'jJinUoji of Guelph is due -almost entirely to "it's ownership of its public utilities. Its waterworks 'and sewerage systeina have always been municipiaily con- trolkd. In 1888-9 it spent in building the Guelph Junction rail-, a-line 15 miles long to connect 4 council for a readily the water a few after for a well conceived ami well .matured plan of brincing a cup- ply of water from springs at a dis- tance, along with other improve- The net revenue from to the Cowmiationers took hold. The Guelph people are so well pleas L the cuccesa of their municipal boards that the Mercury voiced a demand that the Boa4s and be.placed under a commission for the carrying; oil tj of permaoent imjjrove- rnects. The are umW control of council, but, for want af the foresight -'and continuity of plan abd progress that a commission gives the original plans for aeweraga 2osal have uot been carried to com- pletion, and the council is now up against criminal initiated by the Guelph township Board of Health, with the concurrence of tlie Provincial'Board of Health. The neighboring city of Berlin, it may be added, lias four couunissious elected by the people, viz.. Water, Light and Street'Railway. the the Canadian -Pacific. This line was in 1906 extended by the C.P.R. to Goderich on Lake Huron. The C. P.R. has a lease of the Guelph Junc- tion for ninety years, and pays the city as rental therefor forty-per cent, of the gross receipts. The city's share last year was and it looks like this year. The city's share in the management i small, and is handled by a board o directors, most of them appointed an nually by the city council. Jn 1903 the city purchased fromth Guelph Light and Power Company its clsctric power and gas plan for After nursing th plant for a couple of years, the rate- payers voted for improve- ments, and the city spent well on t on a new gas plant, holder mains, etc., and increased, electrical equipment, supplementing the an additions to plant, for the business in four years. Wjth. 000 written off for depreciation, th plant stood to the city at on Dee. 31, 1907, against which there was a liability-of a OUR POl'liT'OF'VIEW Samuel Gompcrs has liteen put on he "unfair" list'at the White House, le hasn't the Roosevelt label. One of the issues in the Calgary nunicipal campaign is "The Dust STuisance." Usually Calgary people ron't admit there is any winrf or ust iu that city. The German Kaiser has little trou- ble 'keeping-.his name 'in print. He s always in the limelight. Heney, the Sun: Francisco graft ex- poser has admirers all over the wbrJcL fhe attempt to kill him last .week shows how fearlessly and actively he has been dealing with the sinners of the Golden Gate City. Long may ho live on the work. THE LATE THOS. GREEN WAY (Bdmoutou Saturday jfews) The Jterdcs, Mauitoba, Chroulcte, u statemeut uiado by late Hon. Thomas Groenway, mouths before his death, relative to defeat in the provincial election ot 18W. IX Mr. Grvenway cor- rect in his assumptions, and theru is a great; deal to make us believe that )m WOK, a situation is that must fill oaa with alarm for the cause of good government. Says Ibe Chronicle: "The election of 1399 came on; it was intended to hold the electiou. in the spring, but it was postponed till fall. The Opposition promised the railways practicallyY anything, they wanted with the result that the loree railway corporations, C.P. K.. the N.F.R., and Mackenzie aud if ami, turned upon Mr. Greeuway and rout him. He was simple enough to believe that the people whose in- terests he was protecting from the railways would support hiui against the corporations, but the railwaj companies had gone out into all the districts that nvquired railways and told people that Green way was responsible for the want of railways. They turned their forces against him in every other part of the province, iiud he was beaten. "On September 15 last he was in il'ordeu, and, discussing the election, said: 'I able to de- Tte Battej Ca Ltl that date. AU the expenditure abov this debenture liability has been pro vided for out of current revenue. Th business paid 17 per cent last iu spite of reductions in rates, and this year the price of gas for either heating or lignting has put down to per thousand, -with no dimminution of revenue. For two and a half years after the purchase, the plant was run by the old manager subject to a. committee of council, but, on his recommendation and ow- ing to an attempt of a demagogic wing of the council to prematurely reduce rates, the people demanded management by a Commission, and since Jan. 1, 1907, it has been under the control of a board consisting of the mayor and two one elected each year by the at the municipal elections and hold- fcng office for two years. The suc- cess of this department has been main ly due to the brain and force of expert manager, deceased last year, backed up by an enthusiastic and fear less committee chairman and com- missioner. In 1904 the city bought for its street railway which had fallen into the hands of the banks, and placed it under the management of a board of five directors, appointed by the council annually. On this board and also on the Guelph Junction rail- way board, the council usually ap- points two or three of the aldermen. The first move of the street railway board was to ask for the pur chase of a storage buttery, new cars, pork, and other improvements, which the people voted them. The road last year was commended by the Ontario Railway Commission as having the best roadbed in the country: it has a 3-cent fare for regular patrons. In 1006-7, after spending over on maintenance, it paid a 6 pcr-cent. dividend; in 1907-8, owing to unus- ually severe climatic and business nnd miinicipol improvrmont conditions be- yond the control of the board, the net gain on the year's operations was reduced to as the directors determined to maintain the efficiency of the road and the service even if the dividend suffered-: 3 per cent, was paid this year. The success of the streot railway is due to the energy and business ability of the President and two other non-Courci! members who have been or. vhe board since its appointment in 1004. The water system was put on by an elective commission about 1985, but the council quarrelled with the commissioners and they resigned, the management revortinp buck to the council which held it for twenty years Owing to the indifferent results ob- tained by the council's committees as compared with those obtained by commissions in other places there arose a public demand that the water system be put under a commission. This was done, and the people who Frank, Nov. Hart, for- merly of Frank but who now conducts a meat business tit met with a most distressing accident Sunday night which nearly cost him his life. Coyotes had been bothering greatly ior some nights and he went c-at about midnight Sunday with the in- tention of trying to kill some oi them. As usual the coyotes were too smart to get caught within gun range and he gave up the job and .back to the house. entering. he stumbled over a block of wood and in some manner discharged the gun. The charge of shot tore ofi nearly all the flesh of one side of his face. An- other inch and the shot must have proven fatal. As it is, the injury though exceedingly painful is not ser- ious. cidc whether or not I was a fool .in refusing to let .the railways loot the province. Ji I had bought the sup pxwt of any one of the three I wowld have been returned to power. I have been told many- times since that my course was not good politics, that I should have bought the support of the railways, but I simply couldn't sell out. 1 was nearly bankrupt at the time, and it hurt me to hear peo pie say that 1 had feathered iny nest. But that did not hurt as much as the knowledge that the people whose pa- trimony I had protected from the rail ways should turn me out for doing so. I couldn't have done differently, but when I see the men who succeed- ed me rolling in wealth and receiving public approbation for doing so you I ml Misses SLtesAt AT THE LYCCUM Crowd Atttiwfc Laat The banner crowd of the seaeou at-. .ended the Lyceum Theatre last uight and one of the biggest pro- grams of the season. Dodo. Hahtmari" and tho two. Webber Sisters made a big hit with the audience as did Hawl Salmon the chic little sou- brette in her cliaracler changes and ngs. The little French ditte, "Yum, 'Yumy causing consid- erable merriment, This week proui- is to be a" big one in the history of the Lytvuui as the performance is ilecidedly commendable. Next week Mr. Brown gives us that famous electric scenic production of "The City of Yesterday" or the "San Fran cisco produced by Pro- fessor de Arinand, This is a minature San Francisco built on the stage am] controlled by wires and ef- fects, reproducing the earthquake: li addition Chas. T. Bell, the wel known comedian will also "strengthei the bill. 2 on Niven Street, NoHh Ward, for 5 Mrii Cadi CA OH. W. t. QAIBRAITH Phytklan, Office 914 Redpath St. U HOURS: Before 9 a.m., 2-3; 7-3 p.m. tterti fealty Ca. F. German The Shoeman Between Sage's and Roy's cannot blame me for looking back with some questioning as to whether I should have followed my own ideals as" I: dhj, or those of the.people.' A NINE HOUR DAY 'Halifax, Nov. master builders of Halifax met this after- noon and decided that after the en- suing year they would maintain a nine hour day. The labor union is after 3 hours. On the Science Col- lege building being erected for the Nova Scotia Government an eight hour day prevails: Notwithstanding, the master builders say they are de- termined to s.tick by ojie for a nine hour day this vear. USED STEEL KNUCKLES liruntford, Out., Nov. po- lice are looking for Edward O'Conner is alleged, inflicted serious in- juries on Herman Thompson Satur- day evening in a moulders' strike row at the Buck works. Steel knuckles were used. LOCAL OPTION IN BRANTFORD Brantford, Ont.. Nov. City Council tonight by a vote, decided to submit a local option bill next January. RAISED OF THE IRISH ItiKtt MCI'! DEPORTING HINDUS Ottawa, Nov. movement for-the deportation of the Hindu col- ony to British Honduras is making satisfactory progress and it is hoped at the Interior Department that the plan can be successfully carried out. An Attack Upon Viators To Britain From U.S. Nov. approach- ing visit to England of Patrick Ford, editor of the Irish'World of New York, and O'Meager Condon, was the occasion of an extraordinary at- tack in the House of Commons this afternoon. James Craig, unionist member of the House" from the easi- TO GET "AFTER LIARS Ottawa, Nov. exagger- ated reports of the weather conditions in the Canadian West have recently been sent out to the American press by correspondents at Winnipeg and Medicine Hat, and it is understood that the Government will take vig- orous action to punish the culprits. Eastern Prices is a nausiMHis phrase, redo- lent of yens, pig-tails, pipe dreams, dragons and wooden gods. The effete Easterner and his methods wither and die from amongst us; recent events prove it. Only the fittest survive Breathes there a son oi tho or a cousin from tho way. who does 'liiilv doff bonnet men- tally st least, in reverent gratitude for privilige of LIFE in If .-uch there his liver is out of whack and ho- should forth- with proceed to SAGE'S PIONEER BOOK STORE and lonk over the wonderful .stock and the still moro wonderful pricos. A look is a sure, cure. We quote nobody's prices but our own, yet if the folk? of Brnee and Huron only know what they aro missing they would scramble thir coppers and hie westward in a ppocial. You, who are near at hand, consider your privileges nnd have a fr.H> look. I. SKE TKHCTIE ern division of Do.wn, opened the. iight by asking Premier Asquith if lie was aware that "Mr. Ford who had been declared by .three judges to be a known advocate of the use namite and Mr. Condon who kad been sentenced to death for the mur- der of a British policeman, intended, visiting England. Mr. Craig asked f also whether their licenses permitted thc-m to do so and if not what action Executive propose to take. Earl Winterton, Conservative, fol- lowed this up with a reference to the. finding of the Parnell Commis- sion by asking whether "any steps had beon taken to prevent these well known agitators from coming to this country." John Redmond immediately jumped to his feet and hotly appealed to speaker. One of the persons men-j tioned, lie informed the speaker was I an official of the American Govern-1 ment, and it was incredible that such epithets were permitted to be ap- plied to a high official who had been in the service of the United States for twenty years. CANADIAN PACIFIC .ANNUAL EASTERN CANADA EXCURSIONS Low Round Trip Rates to ONTARIO, QUEBEC AND MARITIME PROVINCES Tickets on sale Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, in- clusive, good to return within three months. Tickets issued in connection Atlantic Steamship Business will, be on sale from Nov. 21, and limited to five months from date of issue. Equipment. Standard First- class Sleeping and Tourist Cars on all Through Trains 2 Through Express Trains Daily NOVEMBER 18 at the HUB CAFE Boiled Salmon Cold Turkey Baked Potatoes Stewed Tomatoes Bavaroin THE "TORONTO EXPRESS" Leaves Winnipeg daily at 22.10, mak- ing connect'cms at Toronto for all points east and west thereof. Apply to nearest C.P.R. Agent for full information. We have just received a car- load of Fir Doors and Stave Columns direct from the XJoast, and now have the largest and finest stock of plain and fancy fir doors in Southern Alberta. IheSouth Alberta lumber Co. Ltd. Corner W.ul.tninster Ford Just South of th Hlisoff Mill PW225 Black Spring Valley Black Spring Valley. Nov. weather is certainly fine for this time of the year. j Mrs. W. H. Bums went to town on! j Wednesday, returning the following j zoning. Ira ami I .eon Hums, Will Fry, Eng- voM Dahlcr and Pete Bradley went to with wheat last week. .Mrs. R. Burns, her brother, G. T. (Heald, ami his friend Mr. Lukenhack, hoth from Ilurdsfielil. X.D.. arrived at R. Burns" Saturday evening and started Sunday afternoon for Tabcr in search of land. I.eon Burns ac- companied them. Mr. and Mrs. It. Burns and son entertained at Thanksgiving dinner Mr. and Mrs. Ira Burns, Mrs. C. Adams and nephew Allwrt. Will Fry and Kngvold Dahler. The Thanksgiving dance in tho Bow ville hall was largely a (tended, all en- joying a time. WiH Fry and Xonnan Green will give a dance in the Bow ville hall Fri day evening. Xov. 27. All invittd. Dode Hallsman, the Webber Sisters and Miss Hazel Salmon will please you all at the Lyceum, CRESTON FRUIT LANDS FOR SALE We own acres of level land free from stones in Lot 812. Creston District. 1000 acres are surveyed in 10 acre blocks which we offer for sale to actual settlers for a limited time at PER ACRE We guarantee this tract to be the finest frnit land ad- jacent to Creston When this land is settled, the whole tract will be one large village with all the advantages appertaing thereto. It is well watered by mountain streams. The C.P.R. runs through the property. kerot 6 Creston hat the best shipping facilities for fnrit, and the best climate of any point in British Columbia. rrr.'.. j .__ VY inters For further particulars write immediately to the Canyon City land and Lumber Co, Ltd, CRESTON, B.C. J. F. Rodders Jot. A. Youag FOR SALE HORSES Heayy and LigLt RODGERS 4 YOUNG Sale Stables Wood St. DR. O. J. COURT ICE Dantiai Graduate of Northweatem Chicago, ILL Office to 12; 1 to 5. I an4 2, Macdyn.ld Block DR. J. B. ELLIS DENTIST Graduate ol Western Beeerve Univor sity, Cleveland Ohio OFFICE-WHITNEY DLOCK Phone 307, Hours: 9-12- 1-6 MADAU NOftVAN (OrcWral Punj-t, leacher of pianoforte, >oioe production, Visits pr receives -pupils, or advanced. Coaching for exama. Heward HOUM, Street. argan auu' preparg- Western Chartered Corporation Ltd. Capital ''inancial Fiscal Brokers. for Royal Crtieries Lti All Staadard Stocks Handled HEAD OFFICE-VICTORIA, B. C. MR. ERNEST F. LAYTON Violiniit, Pupil of Geo. Wilbey, London, and of Frook E. Blachforcl. Toronto' JJ open for a limited number of 1 upih. Also for Concerts, At Homes Banquets, etc. Terms on application. Phone 212. MR. ALBERT ELY Dr. Brlggs, M. A., Song Pupil M Singing and Voice Culture P.B. .R.A.M., Olgan and Theory Culture, Pip. Organ, Harmony Theory, Song Singing Open for Concerts, Banquets, Re- citals, Etc. Terms on Application "0 Lethbridge, Alt.. .CARD OF THANKS. The Sisters Faithful Companions of csus very cordially thank the many :ind friends who patronized their ;a-e" of work. There are still several dainty articles suitable for Christmas presents which they will be glad to dispose of. 277-9 The Oxford Cafe SERVES GOOD MEALS..... Has been Remodelled Fresh Oysters, Cigars, JJVuit and Confectionery JOE FONG Proprietor B. Mor CONYBEAR j Solieito. Conybeare D.C.L.. B. 0. L .JONEA L.thbridgt, W. C. SIMMONS Advocate, Barrister, Ete. Office Coal, Ice and PRAYING Western Transfer Co. LONG BROS.Proprietors Office opposite Balmoral Contractors .We have the teams-and we're here to do the business of ail kinds promptly attended to You will do well to get our prices before placing your orders elsewhere Hayr Transfer Co. H. Hayr and W. G. Hole, Projw, PHONE 180 MAKES WARM HOUSE WITH NO PLASTER Per Cent Less Requires no expensive labor YOU Can Put It On Write For Free Sampk and instructions forannlvinu- sending name of dealer to SOLE AQENTS WINNIPEG, MAN. For sale locally by all Inmber dealers ADDISON SON Funtral Director! Embalms. 321 Crabb 8t. LETBBRIDGE, ALTAI Office and Residence Phone 103 P. B. ROLFSON ARCHITECT loom 9 Whitnty Block. JAS. A. MACDONALD ARCHITECT Macdonalif Rtdpath Strut Alta. A. F. fit A. M., Q. R. A. Regular meeting nighi, the thirrt Thursday of each month in Uu P. 0. Block, at 8 p m Visiting brethren will alwaya recew a beany welcome. A.C.MES8ER, G.V.STORKEY. W- ;M- Secretary, P- 0. Box B57 Meets la I and 3rd M o n d aya in K. of P Hali at b o'clock, brethren are cordially invited. S. G. DAViES, W.P 24-ly T ,L WEITM, W. S LETH3RJDGE NO. C. B. P. O. E. Meeta on the second Tuesday of each month at 8.15 p.m. E. A. 8HARMAN, 1C. PRIEST, E. R. Secretary. Lodge Pride of Alberta, No. 298 Sw if Eiini l in Knigf.u of Pjthiaj" Hall flrat and third Thursday in the miontl: at 8 p.m. Visaing always Walter Applebj, W. Prwijent T. Robin, Bui 67. NORTH-WEST ASSOCIATION Of STATIONARY ENGINEERS Meet in the Labor Man eyery sec- and and fourth Monjjays in month. Etaplcyera raquirinf certificated en- ginean, enjrineen out of employ- ment, mold do well to commuaicaU with M. NEVIN, W. A, DItTOON, 44-lynl-w ;