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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETMWIIOOt in 18M, the son of WilUam Bredio; a manufacturer, A s lul trader and farpgr :in 'country, which mat extent. Kas'beerf in'we West- and. knows. i 04 wito tlie.. oiitlay amounted to -i'. ,r chie.f witnesses'before the Select Com- wiring pverSOO miles frpm H. was Ijftirn tb omnion the e iri and came' west eighties. Ho this pVoyince gihce it recei ved political affwb' et wiifci .the thirilt !iiud that svcce.ssful V.v "v'' led; the Canadian provinces m Gwtiershirji of agoi system pf laajd jusi recently ado'ijteji. by.Xfew York State; in the taxatioii of railwnys vljut have "been in on.erat4ou seven years; La thV.taxation of corppratipus; in 'the abolition of. the" old. lees and of ten, p'clftcjt closingJ'or "while'similar' tp-' existing in one other a most adranceii pjeca of legislation. This in itself. province 'whose'executive', can'.'and dp tbink of -Uie province'wifchouimortgaging piloting. PL. precedents -set by older V j. instance of fearless and capable Alberta, pn brings to a speedy'decision wiinin "five monU) s aTter' the collection of tlie T his the actual ciseIwr'yeiar. in "the ;cdnibiuQ in" was Out lav Oi the' IPK H Mi'-subsidy; registry art's; pf Justice with several prominent families ol the east- ern townships, wbjch. ijps ftuan'ai'cJJRs :Ajrr.ived in .Calvary district; Riley'r Loot lijj .has rt'wr. Details of Platform of the Liberal Party of Alberta as Tf_- i- r'' held at Calgary ,aad a platform 'decided upon. prorjouncenient ae their policy -the party prepared "to stand or; fall I.. 1 J _ .-i i. _T_T'- "_ _ 1 I'll i i _ MM i _____ j _ _j i _ _ _ T _i' i bli) (CJf Education.. expendd on Charities; Fpr 1SW8 the estimated receipts: and the: surplus" The CmL :expenditufe v o( ihe sticjk" -There was, instead, pjliet, action whose" very lack' ojsdisplay njade doubting through. xaje of'speed ej-.en as the introduction and e an An rufi on "business principles ie this'firet die province there are some out- standing, to go in does npt Surpluses- in a money is eyerjwjiere needed to 'expendeiV cpiueftuentif the of of fifri' JT_i_ Ml C AT. .1C Public '..v .36S.WO dowa in 1907 to 'and for nfext year a surplus of f 21 is estimated; The po'Ucy fell available money employed in the A "Public: Health. -Miscetta MEN ajiyQ and i execuliye cinsJatu'tion 'of Canada.v n after three of inSrit 10 Alberta s .f To the average people's r interest in public wor education, agriculture, etc. 2 There np debt upon this vqte. ol passed at the last Assembly for v the purchase oi- the provincial :tekpKone system. This system which had expanded out -of the general revenue .of the province, constitutes a provincial of growing value: 3. -There is: no direct taxation in Alberta, the only tax on land that" uiion land in unbrgamzed school districts, which is especiaU y. directed agairwttKose hold land unoccupied, retarding settlement; This tax -iiiplied' to educational pdrpodes only. ifiMm Rne o There "fie' clu.sive cial condition. In AIberta there is no r.ecUyV or population, financial ci 'enterpriseaVare license to the Two 'years1 aVo hit by Tiii .organized school applied solely'to'eiL But such' a upon" the people at unknowjn. ia 'Tliisi; is tht-oiily; prc the Dominion iKwhJck'there'is np tax, indirect, Impdseu by; the goy- rnraent upon the" people. Yet this gov- Las undertaken practically 4 Corpbrations railroads Are: taxed, the latter tax already, S60 000 anhualit io the revenue. Railroads -are hot the 'their nor ..arei loan corporations taxed, on. business seven years 01 dphe with in t3ie province. in regard Enviable terms have been secured ;ior the province with a quinquennial -T.-'J o xAn rwv> has reached WO the' subsldf- will There. no maximum grant, as the subsidy Copulation- Thes5 terms.: 'secured the.! frBmicr and Premiers' conference of 1905, are the most- favprable enioved by any western province. The Pick of the Basket. the prov In provincial legislat .._________o financial 6tn _ f account in the bank been a at the end of M.V members will recollect that last 5 of That prediction has morq than this surplus I .W House to the fact '-sy- :pn November 9th liriiiienVof "Alberta three out of .the teiurned being; "Hon. A.'" C. Rutherford, administeriag the portfolios of educa: tionv and "the treasury." Hon. C. XV. Crosa, attorney general province.'. fiou. TVT. H. Gushing, jninister public works. .Hon. "W.'T. .of agri- culture; of. ihese four men who; have so Capably fnlMled their duties as membs'rs" of first contaiaecL where in tihs issue. Others cupy less prpmineiit who have been equjUly active fr guarding' their CGnstiiuents'' Tntercsts arc: HOTI. "u. W. i'isher, speaker, of "the Legislature, has long been a ppliticA leader "in .the west. Born August' 4; 1863, at Hyde Patk, Ontario, the'son of James and Elizabeth 'Tisher. -tn 1888 came west to'Ccphrane, Alberta: irri903 was elected'to 'the Territbnal House. "A prominent merchant "and .uglily esteemed Alberta, he Tepresients Banff cpristitii- ehcy'in the Legislature; John E. "CoyM, M.r.P-, deputy l construction of roads ant t province, assisted only repair'work, etc., in as hare been as large Here tax per pur- coun- efficient commQn" schools ih; 'order to .and to to: Children of .allr classes obtain a; sJiould'jecerye liberal that all-'schools. receiving such to tlie dated" revenue of'.the province." Expenditure to Date. The total expenditure of the province-from.September nrv 1st, to this expenditure Public Works.. Education.............; Civil Government. Administration of Lecislation Hospitals, charities and public health The erriail .balance 'remaining was detailed in the Public Accounts of ,-ach The proportion of the oxpcnditur-. ol road-making. Tjridgc-building here and there. In the first year a Normal school buildine to cost first outlay 1005 630.8.90 59264 to Janu- should it y .WAI. should be keijt enterpriser should be and "r' 3 expended in various" union ways to public works is eloquent of public buildings needed ibis goyetriment on i Calgary, and ithe acquiringSSmilos of other lin In -1906 also b hc 1P07 i sum 2 was ex- system and buildings, conat t n for th, now Parlia- incat buildings. exnpndecf on expt.uut.u wii Parliament buildings oi which speaker and the energetic representa- 'of Sturgeon :'district. s: A good speaker and keen debater; bom in J871 at Samia; Ontario; in came west to "Regina 1896. to'Edrnpiiton. in which city he is a successful lawr ycr. John William Woolf, the member for the most southern con- stituency in the province, is one of 1be "popular members of. the House. He was born in 1863 at Hyde Park, son o! American parents, John A. and Mary L. WooLf. He is OQ2 ol the most successful farmers and ranchers in the ,A typical western cattleman, alert, broad minded and hospitable; first elected to! Territorial House in 1902. Frank Walker, the genial optimistic member for' 'Victoria district, has lived 26 years in Alberta. He was born at Lucan, Ontario, in 1871, the William arid Catherine (Spen- cer) Walker. Made the feverland trip from the 'Yukon in 1893-39. wide-awake real estate doaler. Robert T. Telford, the member for Leduc district, may also be rjjparde.I ,15 trie pioneer arid founder of. the town of Leduc. Came west to Win- nipeg in 1335 and joined the Mounted Police, settling at Leduc in 1889; a 01 Edmonton Winnipeg, and helped open. ___. Director of agricultural fairs alTd creamery association. 'V John "R. McLeod, member for Ponoka, was born at Onatxio, in. 1372; tlie, son of and ilary f iuV- the, Goy.ernmenl avoids any pca- pr Lnrt to the.prov- any hampering.Jof the by exempting, irorn. transaction of a finan Ijaf1" corporation by which money 'wa procured for public purposes, aa for in- vestment. municipaliiies .in schools, etc. As; the law stands it specifically exempts from this tax all money lent of.-tliQ -peonle- 5. Agriculture inasmuch nd depend arid ranching j. rninent in'every. way and agricultural fairs, ;by; encburaging" the .full anflHlie preparaitlpn ol such products for 'ig aupl by the. armers 'and ranchers: pi the latest..and available. 'r ,vj reaching th :with tlie posiible.. proliii.'; r f a vDr of a strong'; and business With' prompt without: unnecessary; routine "tP people'in all Pcpvince.- 7. Itaafis that inasmuch, as the .true, develop- ment of 'the Brpsperity 'oi country.loir ill LllC -f .-.i- AlHUU.t. (Mackay) 'Has'beeri aVea-jby sacb. "conipanv uppn municipal K-fVr. rnmnia t-'i school or iipion tne .crier' and physician." but com ing Alberta' in 19QI, took..up .'rarichrnjr ana fann'ing on ii' large scale. 'quiet. "keenly interested ui his own cbastitueirtcy. the.-Tnernber for d, a lawrej of the in the He Ontario and coming West several "years has been "successful Henry: the. member f or SV.' Al "fiert is :one" nf th e 'old-timers familiar wifli the A B C its conditions "ancl-'prpspe'cts. in 1843 "came we3t first when he "was entering, "the TbuVmess' of uhcle, JPfi'n SchuHz; crossed" in T8J5; entered mefeahtile business in St. Atbort In 1883: "A retfr'ed merciiarii.' J. P. ilarcellus, bonds1 or "of any local cr authprityfin Alberta. In and ?or "at That EdueaJipp.aH Tax. tHe v wisely. '.con- clnded, to make. tHp' fwl their ftasapjpTOvaT: of- lyaf nncdn.cerngd holding' 'I a swnvetirncs sioErabla' 'Various "pajts" of province. lyin g bp future finiB when; the -prices are Jriiey retarcj settletncTrt" anS becaustf" 'of tKoir possession 'by tlie speculator tKe 'real land-seekers are obliged to farther a-fiejd "to'" find, suitable jipjnesteaos. "Ko'wT (lie Government very apt4y., if the speculator can" affori to )iold lanjis for' hft can "a. certain amount 'revenues "of" 'Al rt a of 'taxes "n t o as" one' bi the 'earliest" Settlers sons; public-spirited, man't who has bi.-.-n for a Jail and Court Hpuse at a.-kiy.-i 'sit.: en Asylum at P.onpKa. :i made a success iri commercial life. John A. Simpson, the member for Innisfail, was in SfeW in Peel Ontario. An old tuner 'in the. West, coming to Winnipeg 1879 and to Alberta in dealer. First to the Terri- torial TxigislatnTft in 1594. William Gnarly Simmons, B.A tho member for Lcthbridge, onee of the most prominent lawyers in Alberta, and a Rupert in deiate in the Legis- .jt is placftil solely tipof fn Pinch'er Creek, 'vrhere'liis ranch of "lands" outsi3e'-Tb'f "organise acres is nowt a landinark; lately i schocil districts. It'is "directed agaias interested in farming. .A speculator, the holder of unoccupjei member in and out of the handsi1 R is unaypidable that T TrV 1 T "Ll A1____u V. i _ .i' ij first esrimates on the construction oi and the Univers- property Lfcthbridge. a Court at sums have been appropriated tliese buildings. For the Asylum 800 acres or land ruw been socunxl. and the Str.ithconn, over 200 acres area, are already the of the which jvifl erect suitable as_tho-nt.-ed arises. An interesting item in connection vrith the government's expenditnre during the current year is over which has piid out. already in bounties on