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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, NovomlMtr TTTP TUTTT [Majestic Theatre 1 IK B. Sherman, Mgr. Phone. The ALLEN Players, supporting Miss Verna Felton TO-NIGHT and The Mouse To-morrow, "The Bishop's Carriage" Seats on aale at Rochon'i es mado Dy the mayoralty men, and by tho (Ive aldennanlc candidates North Lethbridge Hears Municipal Candidates (Continued from front Mess Klr.s, Hatch nnd Stafford, present. tjeo. .M. Hatch wan the floor LethbrtdKit '.without diacrlnilnatloir of one part of' the cltV oth- Mi'., Hatch's address was received very and it wan plain that he had In to a large eiteut wrong Imuresilon which wan abroad Ttiga his aetloui while on which were only too North Lethbrldfe liurlns the last el- lOc 15c jBijouTheatre 10c 15c TODAY! TODAY! TODAY! THE RED MAN'S PENALTY JUST KIDS (Comedy) INSHAVOI3UE (Irish Drama) TRIP THROUGH OHRISTIANIA (Scenic) Weil. JEFF ILLUSTRATED W. Littit) DO NOT MISS THESE. ENORMOUS MID-WEEK PROGRAM -I L The Sleep Walker A Picture that Will Appeal to All. .3 a Red Deer's Devotion 'Indiana. How the Hungry Man Was Fed Loti of Fun Ail the Way Through M B In and Around Havana, Cuba A Trip to Cuba Tonight. at tho opening Of the intotlng, and In. a upcccli wlilch showed a wide gran'p or thu affairs of file city they are. today, he placed before the North' Lethbridite ratepayers reasons why he he was 'entitled to their sup- port. Ills address marked him as a man, who, if placed in charge of the affairs of the city for the coming year' Would fulfil his duties with credit to himself and tho entire satisfaction of tlie large body of ratepayers. GeO. M. Hatch in opening his address he stated that he supposed tho candidate were present to address the meeting In j order to give tho ratepayers an op- portunity to judge for themselves who would make the best officers to ad- minister the affairs of the Queen City of the South next year. He then pro- jceeded to relate his reasons for sett tling in Lethbridge, Having seen the I West rill up with settlers, and becom- iug assured that Lethbridge was (16; stilled to become a great city. He had lived- all his lite in the West, and thought-he was acquainted with ern conditions closely enough to bo able to understand the progressive measures necessary to make n city here such as it is capable of being made. Boocti From_ the First Coming to Lethbridge about, seven years ago, lie had first come into the ricultur'al.'. Society, for whose present I'hlgh standing he claimed some credit, I He has been one of the prime movers the transaction whereby the old grounds had bean sold, and tho new grounds and magnificent buildings se- cured to the city. Three years ago he had been elected to the council, and had occupied the position of chair man', of the parks and -boulevards committee, and also of the fire and light committee. In that time he had given a great deal of time and thought to the work in his hands, and lie believed that he was called the Author of the Boulevard Syilem now enjoyed by the citizens of Leth- bridge. He had also bocn at the head ot the committee when the present parks system was jjvolved, and al- though he was tboHSht extravagant at the time, the ,people had seen the force of the of the plan then laid down, and that is now 'uoins followed almost to the let- ter. Among other things, he said, ho Maimed the credit for the movement to purchase Adams park for en- joyment of the citizens of North Lethbridge. Flre'.Briglde, an Example In the fire and light department, he had seen tho fire expand ection. iiome of thu .counci prevalent In Pivld King David King was the next speaker, and in his usual manner he micceodeU In'catching tlw'car of the crowd dur- ing his Nothing new was brought, out In his remarks. His plat- form formed the main topic of conver- sation, aiid he explained very thor- oughly ills reasons for advancing them. He dwelt for some time on the mistakes he thought tho present coun- cil had made in carrying out some of their work this year. Among other things ho rapped ihe city council for engaging- Mr. McCauley as consulting engineer for 'the street railway sys- tem when the Calgary papers are making a criticism of his work. His pet scheme of combining the offices of secretary-treasurer and city solici- tor was elaborated upon, his argu- ment being that the council should know when they are passing legisla- tion whether or not it will hold wat- er. A. B. Stafford'! Able AddreM A. B. Staffonl made u very able nnd business-liko speech. He said In Introduction; that he merely wished to discuss :the ciuestions of the day in a business like manner from the standpoint of a business man. He congratulated North Lethbridge people for their enterprise in form- ing such an association Tor the discus- sion of municipal cjucstlons. It MUSIC ANDDRAHA j (Conducted by FI05LIO) Mien Rlayfirs. in Hex Heach has n peculiar fondnesB f for writing stories of life in Alaska. It has made him very popular in consequence. His. books are all more or less.interesting and make a stronp uppeai to those, who have to read exciting. Sir. .Beach, how 1ms this drawback, namely, his v'niter inability to constiuct afford the dramatist sufficient opportunity .to construct satisfactory fiago versions.! !'The Spoilers" for Instnncc i'3-a clear example of what T] mean. The Allen Players present- tliis p'iay evening achieved a {liotahlti aiiccoss far as the actual picscntiliiou of the play is concerned. On the .other hand, however, us a 'puiely tlica'trlcaii aucceas the play is 310! at Beach Injects a not by any means exaggerating mat- ters. The. audience was a niqst ap- preciative and 'representative one. I can candidly commend 'work of the Allen' Players to the ''people of this will not regret paying to the Majestic Theatre to witness the efforts of the'Allen Play- era. Charles Klem's "The Lion up by the-present council before t.heh term expires. That is a matter oi .to, every ratepayer. Commilllon Form'-of Government from a volunteer brigade-to n able paid brigade, wpth.firc halls In North and South Lethbridge. The citizens. ;ire now aware in a tangible way of tlie result of this foresight, for the city no.w has a brigade second tp Due., "Now I am out for a greater Leth- he cotlnued, "and among oth- er things, I Intend to w0rk for a, rad- ial railway system in connection 'Ith the projected street railway ays- lem'6 famous offerlne building "P the Mouse" win he'here for all the mining camps now played when the theatra ought to be crowded to the doors being built up about the city. That is one of tho advanced steps, looking to the future which the candidate ad- New Minister in Maiden __Speech____ {Continued Front Page.) Hon. Alberta's Oliver who replied, al- ter complimenting the minister the form and material in ;his speech proceeded at once 10 deal wilh the finance minister's references to .reck procity. The house had been compelled to 111 i-imis. neitiiu III.IUI.I.D it of-the, Alaskan slang In wait for the.minister of finance his bonk the dramatist spread, the makes free US3 of It, which of course against it. to economic argument 'If I were to make a pleases tlfe average Tho said the former minister plot is well .connected and those "T would say that he has love episodes with Alaskan misUken the voice of Ontario for the Jiiinirs hut be favorably voice of the Dominion." impressed ..with .the play. I .am more was glad to hear convinced than ever as to the Injnisjcr o( finance disclaim that ho I Into capability of the Allen Players, in trusts although' 1 do not think suited WM f, u to ns. them. .Miss Felton impressed h WM t jn sc 77 .jr tellectual which make her de- Inclined to agree that reciprocity locations convincing beyond ones- the form of an agreement such as (ion. Miss Fclton'a conception of the proposed would not-likely be revived, character of Helen Chester was an ho declared that, .insofar as the pro- interestlnB study. She compelled nd- mlnillon by virtue of a seizing Inter- pretation. Mr. Harry Cornell, an act- or with a handsome stage presence. with fine abandon in tlie part j of Koy dkmtter, .while Mr. Charles Connsrs in'the-roughly hewn charac- inr of Bill made admirable foil to Mr. Cornell. Miss Ethel Cooloy ac- quittal as Cherry. The play- credilahly staged. The incidental music was again furnished by the Koyai Hungm-lnn. Quartette, w.ork'on-e must comniond high- ly. Those Instnimelilallsls obviously liih'j great Intermit. In their cfforls In .play with nrtt'stin Insto .ind to -say Uhi.t they succeed wlembly well Is He also touched briefly on his work in connection with the Board of Trade and-ilia securing of the Dry-Farming Congress, stating that in his opinion that the proper handling of .that .great convention was one of- the important questions to oe considered in next jeai's work. "Lethbridge is on the he said. Reviawi Itfluet He then went ovor. the various platforms as laid down by some of tlie candidates, showing the issues which are at stake. Most, of the mat- ters touched upon in these platforms are for work for which tho contracts will be let by the present council. He promised, however, if elected, to sec that the administration of affairs while tho Installation of the street railway, the pewage disposal, and paving systems are being installed, were in the best, interests of the rate- pnyera as a whole. Among other things, he said that the contemplated Btrrvey of North Lethhrldge.'In-order u> get the streets properly laid out, was a matter of great importance to North I.ethbrldgc people, and he promised to give his hearty support to this movement. Dtnkl Canard "Now, he In con- things wore said ab hough it had been Intended to give hrtion us to most honetit myself. This greed with tho suggestion that If a C.. R. STEAMER AGROUND Vancouver. Nov. Canadian Pacific coast stesmer is rrr-orl- ed aground on thc'west of Van- couver Iiland slnclt been shown to bo untrue, cr0asing for the street railway and furthermore I absolutely and un- It. is Htaled thai the Cockshutl Plow Company have secured a com'.roMing Interest' in (he Urnntfonl CarrinRe rcicrvedij deny iny of fliose state monts. I have never used my con- BB well for a short time. ncctlon as an alderman or presi bulldlnii of ;a; KUbway would bo com- paratively ch'eap, Carry Out frtgreaalvi .Policy L. Aaqultb rnnde R short '.but, telling upeech in that the, 1911 colllicil-.would, leave n very pro- grosulvo ppllcy' formulated which it Would bo tne.duty of the 1912 council to carry out, profiting by the mis- takes made by counclhj of former yuars.'to tho questjonu of single tax and connnlsalou form of government, he.naid they .were as yoi. merely academic duestlons which would have to'be very 'carefully con- sidered before any. definite' action was taken, and that.If he.were.elected ho would Iget tho- lacts from other cities berore taking any steps which might .lead 'the city Into trouble. Ridlil Railway Scheme There was a surprise for the aud- ience when the aldermanlc candidates took the floor, their speeches were not at all amateiirlsil, and they will soon doiolop Into oiators of note II. J- H. Skclth surprised even himself, and In an address which covered the whole of his platform lie showed just where he stood on every question. In connection -with the much discussed street question he In favor of U tor two reaaonn. In the first place it would allow the working man. to build furtSor out, on a cheaper lot and yet reach' his work very easily. Then a radial railway shoulj bo built, which would allow a cen- tralization of Lethbridso. H would bind the mining camps closer to the city to the benefit of both. In fact some of the men. working at Diamond City, Royal View, and the o-Mier col- lieries In this district would probably make their homes here going to and trom their work on' tho street cars. U would mean also an extension ot trade, becaute merchants in these nmaller places ers to public atteu- coulll come Lethbridge and deal which is vital to witn wholesaler. In conclu- sion he said that when ratepayers elected a man to represent tlwr.i, if they had any complaint they should po direct to the man with It and give him a chance to explain before rush- IE to public meetings and discusblng t there. It would be fairer to both. OppoMi Tranifer A. Oilmore also spoke briefls tak- ng exception to the remarks of form- er speakers in the matter of a trans- 'er at Wesl minster Road in case a subway could not ba constructed in lr time to allow .sjieet railway service >f in North. Uothuridjse a. soon as the system is ready (or'operation. He .aid that, the' Stb, street overhead noith part of. the city is vital to hough 'there arc times when the in- erests of the two parts arc bound to clash extent. He stated that he. had published his platform, ind as Mr. Hatch had seen fit to en-, dorse it almost as a whole, It must be a good one. His one idea was to secure for 'next, year an administra- tion which would; assure the people a business like method of handling the arge.. convracts whjch will be signed POLICE COURT IN LENIENT MOOD I i 1 lii the cane against Joseph Yopel In tho police court this III which he was charged 'with threaten- ing to kill Nick Miller, it wan-drought out that Yopel wan drunk at the time he made the. threat. In fact he was fined three dollars and cents on that charge yesterday morning. Ills threat; to kill MI'rier was accompanied by very terrifying statement that he already killed two men, and Miller Tell himself moved to call In the po- lice without delay. Yopcl was today bound over to keep the peace for a 'ear on a personal bond of ?1GO and wo personal sur-atles of each. W. {4. Roberts appeared against C. proprietor of the Arcade Lunch, who wan charged with as- ianlt. Roberts was very badly beaten ip In tlie fray, but from the evidence t appeared that he himself was to a (Treat extent responsible for the trouble, so the case was dismissed on the grounds of insufficient evidence.. A couple of drunks'were soaked the usual. CHEAPER CABLE RATESDEMANDED London, Nov. 23 reduction of cable rates acioss the Atlantic. This in a sentence is the program, of tlie Empire press union for the c0m- Inclia has lieen reduced p In connection 'with the question of a commission form :'of government, he :eliered iii.'taking a business view of the the corpora- tion as In a. private: business ill to get irsi-lts, and the-city is now reaching socli .1 size have to-look after the work and to secure such men by paying them, adequate remuneration. He advocated a commission form of gov- ernment with three or ui logous' to the position no .v oc- oi-i-led by the mayor; works and pro- perty, analogous to the position-now by the city-engineer, ind .he power and'light, analogous to the o- now occupied by' the fiup'.rM- tfjtlent of the light, department. How- e-er, the matter, he thought, should n submitted to .the people before ei-is finally adopted. Gets Over a'Difficulty One of his other mnin'points was the matter of a subway. In his op- 'nlon, he said, Ihe North Lethbridge people should have the street railway iust ae soon as those of the south. But as there was a likelihood of a de- ay In gaining permission tp crosa the C. P.: R. tracks at, Westminster ami as it would be impossible to build a subway within the time set for the beginning of operations on the projected system, he thought that the idea of building the 'line on both sides of the track and' working by means of a- transfer should be adopt- ed. This would ensure the least pos- sible delay, in setting the system in operation in all parts of the city. He also scored the present method of carrying out civic contracts, and stated that if elected he would do everything in his power to see that contracts are completed as undertak- en. It would mean a great saving in constr'uctlon to the ulty, and would be a more business like method "of carrying oil! the contracts. Anil in conclusion, he stated that, as Mr. Jlntch had made such a suc- cess Qf the matters'on the Board of Trade, in bringing the Dry-Farming Congress to Lethbridge. and aa the Board' of Trade will be very Intimate- ly connected with the management of the concern next year, he ought to he kept on as president of the Hoard for tho" coming year, in which case the ratepayers would find themselves will ing to vote for Stafford for mayor. Favon Transfer "All the aldormanic. candidates were laid ttiat ins bridge was being" built for the pur pose of traffic, and could be used tor a street railway temporarily If need be It elected he would do his best to ghe th-e'North Letbbrldge people street car service at the very start by using this bridge. He favors the dual Bj-stcm of city government such as is in force in palgary, and favored making both the council and commis- sioners elective, and. subject to the people by roeaBB of the initiative, re- ferendum and recall. i i A Williamson, the other candidate, who acted as chairman of the meet- Ing said that he would reserve his remarks for a latw date, but would explain nli platform then at some present and made short addresses. at Westminster Road could not be obtained, n transfer would work prac- had been used In Winnipeg at the C. never too early hut' times "too late to MCUre lood K- commodation on our ateamers. your local agent or write for com- plete dotaih. J. 8. CARTER, General Agent 450 Main St., Wlnnlpef. CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP LINES Extra Xmas Sailing Specially chartered, the magnificent one class cabin S.S. "SCOTIAN" Sailing December 9th Second Class Cabin Rates upwards Third Class Special Tourist Car, connecting with this steamer will leave Calgary December 4th For tickets and all information, apply to OR S. B. MITCHELL Aaent C. p. R- J. S. CARTER, i Ceneral Agent, 210 Partife Avt.i ;