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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TH1 LETHBRIDQC DAILY KEKALU, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, V ?AOC THfttt. THE HERALD'S ESTATE MARKET 000 tO Loan On Half-Section AI Steam Plow Land, 4 miles froqi Carinangay, only 122 per acre, all fenced. acres, 9 I n and where the have-at. its head a chief who knows j entltled to them' This view was the business thoroughly and is able-j re-j.to" train the men efficiently. The i be described "as the system for taining uniform statistics. This port will be laid before you and I i qualification of a good fireman was a commend it to your attention. A pa-.sense of his duty to work for the per on Western Municipal Develop-1 common a readiness in ment was read by the deputy muni- j obey orders. cipal commissioner of Saskatoon, and Practices. should bc week_ should, 1 draw the attention iy or semi-weekly, and it was very of our government to the he'advised, that all the of the establishment of a municipal (.equipment should be kept in perfect department. Many other subjects of; .trim and ready for'service at any interest were dealt with. You wiUJtime. in the course of this meeting .be ask-i The paper was received and filed ed to discuss the question of an af-j The next paper, "Municipal Owner- by many of the present, advisable to filiation with the Union of Canadian ship of Public was Municipalities. I am of the opinion j by Mayor R. R. Jamieson, of that the Provincial Unions must ever i gary. read Cal- be the important bodies by reason of Jamieson stated that the fact that they derive their pow- j aeai with this subject only in a gen- ers from the Provincial governments. crai Way, as the time given him for and deal with Provincial govern- preparation had been too short to meats almost to the exclusion of the allow going into all the details of Federal government. Nevertheless, it' is possible, to con- the subject. He stated that in .this country and it was thought bring this matter before the govern- and see if some legislation to this effect could not be obtained. I At the conclusion of the discussion A j the president called on the Hcii. W. H. Gushing, who was on the plat-j J. i form with him, tc address the con- vention. Mr. Crushing remarked that he was indeed pleased, to have the privilege of being at this meeting, ed the president for the opportunity, of speaking. He wished to bring a j.message from the premier, who had asked him to convey his best wishes T for the success of the convention, j and his regrets that important busi-1 V ness made it necessary for him to remain at the capital. This was the first time, he had met the convention of Alberta, Municipal- ceive that our municipalities may re- where cities spring .up in a night, quire of other mum-; as it were, the needs of a commun- monton mr. Miggs, wetasKiwm ciPalities in Canada federated in the j ity were very rapid, and on that ac- Mayor Henderson, Lethbridge; May- manQer suggested. I am obliged :to count it was very necessary that a or Jamieson, Calgary, and.- Mr. j conftjss that conventions such as I right start be made. Phone 173 P.O.Box 679 7P i J New 7 room House on 2 Lots in Riverview T 4- Addition. Must be sold at once, owner leaving- X JL city. Small cash payment required. X I Beagle Maxwell Land Co., Oliver Block i PHONE 290 T 4- A 2560 acre Farm, five miles from good town, for sale on Crop Payment Plan THE ALBERTA REALTY EXCHANGE, Phone 396 Bryan Block, Lethbridge. P. 0. Box 254 RESIDENCE LOTS 2 Lots facing east in Block 93, each; terms. 2 Lots facing east in Block 94, each; terms. The H. Macbeth Agency The Golden West Realty Co. 2 Modern 7 Room Houses for sale at a, Bargain. 8700 cash. Balance Business Lots ir: Bow Island. each. 1'hhd ance 6 and 12 months. 4 Lots, barn for 10 horses. All fenced, J-fii-rfi fpvo-x; V LO Phoae 281 NG Real Estate Box 642 "WADDINGTON 1 Auctioneer i or Jamieson, Calgary, Brown, Macleod. Mayor Henderson extended a wel- come from the city of Lethbridge to the visiting delegates. He realized the good work which this association is doing and feel that such a conven- tion must bring about a better sys- tem of municipal government in the cities and towns of the province. We are a new country and changes come very rapidly. Lethbridge realizes this as much as any city, and it is almost impossible to keep pace with the 'growing conditions in proper civ- ic government. He invited the mem- bers of the convention to a drive around the city this morning to see for themselves .what is going on here. Mr. Hall, the secretary of'the Un- ion, gave the report of "the Creden- tial Committee, .stating that all cre- dentials were in order. The report was accepted. Griesbach opened the meeting proper" in the following words Gentlemen of the I welcome, you to the fifth conven- tion of the Tin ion of Alberta !Muni- :ipalitios. During the past year the province has enjoyed that full mea- sure of prosperity -to which.we have become accustomed' rand winch we almost claim as a right. Growth and development of our municipalifc? has kept pace with the groth and devel- opment of the Province, and every- where municipalities are grappling with the problems which necessarily present themselves for solution in connection with miiaicipal .solnton of these problems is the especial work business' of this body. I regret to note that'! there is a. feeling some of the! larger municipalities, that having solved many of these problems they have nothing to gain by their con- nection with this prganiaztion. To carry, this view 'to its logical conclu- sion would place upon all or-, ganization and co-operation. That the strong may the weak is the est expression ization. It was expected attended at Medicine Hat and Cal- gary are of much less importance to our union than our own provincial convention. I am, gentlemen, Your obedient servant, W. A. G-PJESBACH, Pres. The report was adopted and filed. A telegram from, the President of the Union of Canadian Municipalities wishing the .convention success, was read, also the Mayor of Tcrmillion, expressing his regret- that the town could not be represented at the convention. The president explained that it was the intention to answer any ques- tions that might -be asked during the meetings, and explained that these questions which anyone cared to have discussed, should be left in the presi- dent's drawer., The first the programme, "The Most Economical Fire Protec- tion for Villages and by R. Water was one of the first needs, and in many cases was most difficult to obtain. Every "town in Alberta now, 'he remarked, has this utility under its control, but he remem- bered the time when Calgary did not own its water works and had to correct the error later at a greatly added cost. Going hand in hand with the water supply was the sewerage system. The one was inseparable from the other. Purity in the'.water, supply was essential to the "health of the people and it did not matter how- great the cost. _ There is no value that can be placed on the life of any one of the citizens of a town, and no short-sighted economies should be at- tempted in'this respect. Good Residence Lots In Block D, south of Barracks each Only 'a_ few left MONEY TO LOAN 1 FIRE INSURANCE The C. B. AGENCY Acadia Building. Phone 200. ities, and although lie wished to re- main through the convention he felt that he had learned much even in the short time that had been there. Public ownership in X palities, he stated was a new idea here and in fact everything" was new in this country. He wouldn't like to say anything that would have a ten- dency to cool the enthusiasm of the people in going ahead in this line, and in fact could not say anything that would do that. It is something H I I III T like the chinook winds here, he said. When they get started going, you can't stop them. So it is hard to stop the impetus in public ownership of public utilities which belong to the people and should not bc taken from them. He had heard much of mismanagement affairs, but, he re- marked, if you knew all the internal workings- of corporations you would j X find-that-things occur there some-i'f times that.the public pays for "and X The question of lighting .taking the! form of electric-ligb> in', most places' was also one of the first questions to come before a community. Its use is universally required, and should be supplied at actual cost to the users. does not know about. We should b-e G. Davidson, chief of the Edmonton NO profits were necessary when con- Fire Department, was read by Secre- tary Hall, Mr. Davidson being un- able to be present. The equipment necessary for any town or village, he stated, should consist, in his opinion, of 2 chemi- cals, a hook and ladder wagon, a hose side'ring the universal needs; of community. He made reference the difference in the workings of a private and corporation owned plant in his own city'.! The city using; steam power to .generate the elec- tricity' could reduce the rate by half for in the .management' of ouri'own public utili- ties. He made -reference to Mr. Gaetz's. remarks on the- street rail- wagon, if possible, portable fire ex-i of what was charged by the com- tinguishers and buckets. He favored Pany .who produced their electricity two small chemicals from the fact j by means of the ..much cheaper meth- way proposition, who '.didn't seem to favor interurban lines as no doubt Mr. Gaetz would not like -to sec Red a suburb of Edmonton. He had taken a drive with Mr. Hatch, here- marked and felt he had something on his ..mind which had come out to- .night in his questions concerning suburban lines. He stated that these were important questions that were being discussed and no doubt that more area could him and the of- ficers of the Union to carry out th? work which we have set ourselves to do. W. A. Griesbach, President. The secretary-treasurer's report was read by Secretary Hall. The re- port showed total collections amount- ing to total expenditures of leaving a balance of The report was received and filed. A report of'the Convention of Can- adian Municipalities at Medicine Hat: and Calgary last July was read by President Griesbach as follows Gentlemen of the at- ter.dod the Ninth Annual Convention of Canadian Municipalities, held at Hat and Calgary, on the 26th. 27th and 28th days of July last. The Convention was fairly well at- tended, many delegates coming from considerable distance, Vancouver and Halifax being both represented. The most important item, brought up for discussion was a report dealing with A- hose wagon was much preferable to a reel, as it was easier on the hose, and easier on the men. He strongly advised the storing of water supplies in convenient places, in cement tanks if possible. The hy- cannot always be depended THE Farm Security Co. OFFICES AT THE Whitney Block Letlfcridge lerio Are now open for business. Their territory, aiiy place in Southern Alberta. They are prepared to bay improved or nnirn- provprl for spot cnsh. will sell to actu- al settles liaving rfce ressary t-qnipnsent for' on ;t. ten year pny- :uont plan, or.e-t.fnthclovvn ynn thfi neces- sary inacbiucrv to a farm fcni- only ;ibi'- to a small :-ash payment, or do you visb to onlarg." your farrrrVn" buying r-ljoininir land We can liolp you. We also make you a farm loan. Call or write Th e Farm S ecurity Co. people. He stated in the case of the city of Lethbridge if they con- sidered that conditions require a street railway he saw no reason why the citizens should not install it. As an illustration of what.could be ac- viewed the history of the Calgary street railway, where sixteen miles of track had been laid ami twelve cars installed and where the city had already derived a bal- ance for their revenue of over over and above the cost of .mainten- ance, the interest on the debentures and a sinking fund. The railway there had shown that it can pay very well for itself, and the highest wages j flucnce and can be made a means of have an effect, on the future legisla- tion of the province. The founda- tions were being laid" and care should be taken that "they were properly laid. He regretted that he saw noth- ing on the program to provide for rural municipalities. He would like to have seen some discussion on that subject. The -province will have to take up the matter of forming rural municipalities, probably before an- other year is past. Cities, he re- marked, do not grow faster than the country surrounding them. It is im- portant that we have proper legisla- tion for the rural population as well as ,to manage the .cities. He stated that he should very much have liked to hear the paper on "The Newspaper and its Relation -to Municipal Affairs" by a newspaper man. Very frequently the news- papers might do more Than they do in assisting the city officials in man- aging affairs. They do a great deal but like everything else, he thought they were not running for their J. I. EAKIK GO, I Real Estate and vestment Brokers MONEY TO .LEND at lowest current rates FIKE, LIFE and! ACCI- DENT INSURANCE District Railway .Passengeis .As- surance Co. of Loiidon, England. Accident, Disease, f Em- ployers' Fi- 't "delity Guarantee Offices: 307 CRABB STREET I (Opp. Bank of Montreal) Telephone 383 Money Makers Lots in Block T at and Terms. Lots in Block K from ft. TELEPHONE 294 Office, Room 8 Macdonald Block health and publish generally what produces the biggest revenue. The he said, Avas of great in- ,nd the lowest rates of any system were in force too. But not only for the revenue should the city own its street railway, but also on account of controlling their own streets. Municipal control, he believed, had never in a single, instance been found an absolute failure. Where, it had failed it was due to the men behind it rather than the fault of the sys- tem. Where these three utilities are own- ed he Thought the commission form of civic government, was the prefer- abk- oiiv- in most cases. But the men.' vital part of th'e question was that a right start be made and all minor diiTicuHies could be righted later, even if things go wrong. This paper brought out consider- able discussion, especially on the subject, of street, railways. Mayor Henderson stated that he thoroughly believed in municipal ownership, but he thought that in some cases it might be advisable for the city to grant a franchise when they could not obtain the money from debentures to pay for one rath- a great assistance in municipal affairs. The great drawback to successful work was the lack of public spirit in the electors. Only at election time docs this show itself to any extent. Then the enthusiasm settles down and the people in most cases have not interest enough to go out and vole for the bylaws. Here is where tJur newspapers can do a great deal, in kti'ping the people alive to their responsibilities. Although we may have perfect municipal machinery it Is not much unless im-ii- are proper .men i behind ii. He considered that in I many cities there were far too many men I.-) affairs. Five men j .'.houUl be enough in his opinion in any d-y in Alberta at the For Thanksgiving Day, Oct-'oer 25th, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company announce a rate of fare and one-third for the round trip. Tickets! will be on sale October 22nri to Oc-1 tober 25th, inclusive, final return lim- it, October 27th. Half Section also 480 acres and 3 miles of Wilson's Siding about 11 miles from Leth- bridge, at per acre on easy terms T Insurance Loans Rentals J; Suburban Acreage T T The George M. Hatch Land Co. j Successors to Hatch and Coons. X FARM LANDS AND CiTY JL PROPERTY T Phone 153 Oliver Block J. It wiK pay you to trade with, us. 252-14 Pioneer Lumber Co. 242-26 JUST ON THE Ten Good Residential Lots, Block K, William St., each. Terms. A shipment of Automobile Tires has just come to hand. Successors to W.R. DOBBIN Co Telepho ne 122 ;