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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 1909_._ THE SALE OF GOES MERRILY ON We are now receiving- daily letters from outside points asking what lots are available Faith in Lethbridge means faith in Parkdale Price only Terms 10 cash, balance monthly or quarterly SKEITH AND TILLEY Continued From Front Page) .The times stated in the by-law for tie use of these tickets woukl bene- fit very few workmen. The solicitor replied, that it was entirely in the interests of the working classes that they'had endeavored to arrive at these hours. He thought most of the workmen got to work at'seven and quit at five o'clock. They could not expect a company to carry on busi- ness unless it were profitable.. It must be strictly business. All agree- ments must to some extent depend on the necessities of business to have it thoroughly conducted. Some Suggested Loopholes D. A..Smith thought that the words in section 3, requiring the company to lay their rails to the grade of the street after it was established, made it possible for the company to evade doing this'in many instances. He1, objected to section 16, wiere three miles of additional track should be laid be shown that tion would pay ten per cent. when it could such construc- a dividend of He didn't see how-that could be proven. Mr. Ives replied that that could very easily be arrived at by considering the popula- tion in the district where the addi- tional track was required. The com- pany was not to be the judge in any case. Mr. Smith also objected to Arbitration section 21, claiming that the exclus- ive right of operating cars made it I >ir. Boulton thought that the arbi- possible to prevent the use of their j irators appointed in case of a dis- line in the city by any other radial j should be chosen from neither company. It was. pointed out that the provincial legislation made pro- vision for this in the railway act, where it was stated.- that every rail- party. Mr. Ives thought that arbi- tration would only 'be demanded when sary for its construction more cheap- ly than could the company. It was a business proposition that could pay profits. He cited the examples of the cities of Edmonton and Calgary and Ihe provincial telephone systems as tration wouru omv >uc the company thought that the city conclusive arguments lor that engineer was acting arbitrarily with way shall give to the other every and he ought to he the best facility for interchange of traffic. man to represent the- city's interest This franchise gave the company ex- clusive running rights, but did not forbid them entering into an agree- ment with any other company. Mr. Boulton stated that the com- in the arbitration. the city should pany, in his estimation, could not be cause if held responsible for many delays in j to service when the clause gave the lati- H. Case thought also have the right to appeal arbitration. 'It was explained this was entirely unnecessary for W. C. Ives Gives His Views Mr. Ives stated ed on to to the speak as subject. that a He- wish- ratepayer intended vote for the. bylaw. We could discuss here nothing about the city's to build, 'except in be- limits. The conditions of the the Bd- -.ne companv did not live up monton agreement" they forfeited i outside could not possibly be me. tude of 'any accident not reasonably anticipated by them or provided against. Mr. Ives remarked that that clause was entirely useless. It was simply a statement of the com- It was their charter at once. Mr. Case also remarked that a pre- vious speaker had mentioned teat the chief benefit railway was the influx of outside business. The city that granted them a franchise on quickly stops coughs, cures colds, heals tho throat and. limes, 25 mon law as it existed. It was uer- tbose had no guarantee that fectly reasonable and didn't leave any t_hej. run to those centres pro- He thought the company loophole. 1 I I I 1 I I I I i I Are You Contemplating a Change? K so to what better place can you go? Have you'ever read of the beau- tiful Fraser Valley; the place where your birds from the prairie go to venter? FoUow the birds and you will make no mistake. Let us take you there right now and see for yourself what is going on. This is the right time of year to buy land, when everything looks its worst. Facts are stubborn and we do not have to tell you any cock and bull story about B. C. She can speak for herself. Just as sure as you are reading this so will you fall in love with the Fraser Valley when you see it. It is the rich man's ideal and the poor man's paradise. We shall piessed to hand you a pamphlet which just tells you what you can tic. Put it in your pocket and when you get out to see for yourself then you will know. if.we have told you the truth or not. Mr. Charles Tyner, a practical fruit grower, is in our office all day and from seven to nine in the evenings to answer all enquiries. Look out for our window this week. ___ -Wcvhiipn Rfialtv Hi ltd IMMM Iff ii I MM! II W Jt Groiiha Floor next Balmoral Street; Lethbridge Phone 122 'posed. should be under bond to do that. The by-law allowed them to suspend oper- ations for a period of two ninths 'without forfeiting their franchise. He thought that thdy might suspend op- legations'at any time for'a period pi I a few days, as they pleased. Not to Boost Real Estate 1 An objection was also raised on J the'ground that the whole scheme i might be an attempt to boost subur- giban Mr. Ives answered H i that no such view was possible as i the company were required to oper- j ate every inch of the road. j Aid. Oliver spoke again at this juncture, remarking that outside of the mayor there was not a member j of the council interested in the char- j ter. He thought it was a bona fide proposition. If the ratepayers-didn't want it they didn't need to -have it. The people who are promoting it. he i believed had the city's interest at