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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta DGE HERAL0. TUESOAV; DIRECTION 5 EXPANSION HAS TAKEN PLACE IN EDUCATION AND MORE IS NOW PLANNED 'i Jie be derived ircmi buildin-scha'pteT they took .to. the work very readily.' At present 4S school where they have _ of th'e'Uelected the organiser ;to standard through the system-is cor- be an trustee and perform ivApondinglv Jiigh. Free Text Books. One of- iii.s earliest activities The duties board of trus- Some difficulty AVUS experienced Rsjin getting Canadian'teachers at to look'but the department .set it ,mij tjie cabHtel portfolios hVretained this one for ttirasW. i The? merence: is __t .miiking of a opunlry remarked at, jji scli'doi t opening iiist' it-1'v me Ttti rvlie're -tor 'Hie new catiti lonld, races, vill go on, edu- more than evtir >m- It is in the sthopls tiw ig generatiou of citizens will ix tlifcisdwols to iue4iomes must go a tide of Canadian of love oiid pride -ami loyalty to the country ami its institutions. Keating1 this most earnest preslbnt province utmost; atten- uou-to the. mutter of .a common school nnd present, {juvt-rnment oi Albetta was selected. Early in the following year the De- partnient -of Kducatloii. had beeif equipped for work, and took it up. with a will. There were then schools'in. existence in the produce, eswblishwl during inauy -under the old 0 Territorial v Two a half years later there uere close- to" schools in the province. The "school organixation was roj3id from the start, as" the following table 'New schoob? organizetl 1 Ut C AliAV i. _ _ the litemrv matter -composing establishment oi a provincial uiuver- them. In union" with sity at some-future-time it was scarce- W :t lv "foHhv Premier Rutherford and his As an principle of govern- .mtnt l-rc'vided" generously in. its. phases it was deemed wisest to-have a uniform series in neighboring prcv- government here called I for tenders and snmples'.of the text- books, committee of educationalists; wa? ly "felt-by Premier Rutherford and his tliat the needs for .it would so quickly arise. west..is ,vcountry of .proverbially speedy real-, izatidti; and this mouth the t new 11? classes in a It caahot fail to be of interest to every thinking' resident of Alberta to know just how ttie province stands financUlly on this third anniversary of its omy. At the very outset there two points which must give satisfaction. 1. The province kas not incurred one cent of debt. 2. The government no tax upon the people in general. Even if the administration hud not a splendid record in its legislation and enforcement statutes, in its public education and agriculture it would still have reason to be proud of its- eihinfeully successful and business- like xaduiiiustvation .of the country's inanc-'es. '_ .During the past three years-the Gov- ernment of Alberta bus expended over 0 V 9 books _ Ism-ami the United Slates. The gov.-siituJion. r_ of the i for the new university, and a 2 choice and ordered the first edition of .of experienced arrive L I W V ;.fc. i J verv attractive -and .'-up-to-date- -one. which had already, won a medal ed. Dr, Tory of McCill university, iis. first prize in a bo- cftc -of members .-01 from -Bri-i the faculty of thht distinguished in- as president faculty here 190T> (four 1903 (to .1144 ..15G LUI -LI. y inis inaKivs i hutilirst and most 'effectively for tli. schooL coiiwnon ith the. xapixl, ex- country the w u is a incjjkt or even with thy ..475 of 1.037. in the pro-" and tlie teaeliers to 0 and :ts' soun as they can ie :i they want lily planned lor. iheni. latest for a itriet was one received, at the 9 Alberta each month a marked growth i it -t) educational facilities. 5> thaft" it was -Resolved that ihi-> i.i finally''mapped out hereby declares its'belir-i 'llL-iv till'out, topographical _de govcrriin'eni of ihc new blank map.ot.sanie township -viflbes an- iiiL- district1 U'defined tiv The, erection mS-t 'tlic. wants oi the settler and vj t.Vthtcliildrea of all-elos-ses "t pviuilntion an equal primary. hisuld n-ci'ive tilUn-iai '.IwiiViano" from uu- tiK-nt niul thiu all schools the diplvict i-s decided by .Viiool-board'.is elected by the. set- ik-rri; ihi'y k'vj- a school rate I'liiiimfiu, u hiimmum bt-in for the are nu-i by the n n' regulation and control provincial department of tion." 'Policy Carried Out Grants Made. The interesting point about or- work L- put through, considt-rini: the number uf applications monthly i, ,Hif polic, it Ms intended rhe s ic ive million. dollars, or in ..This carefully tended. oveV'all service with an economy kas> conuiiunded, the of the Government's bpppneTiLs. There.' ha' beeu absolutely no'.uiismanagement am no misdirection'; of. suspicion of this "because'there'has'been no ground for-suspicion, in ha Kand iter of and uJs deputy, Jf. McLeod, an able, clear-sighted fihan- er, for the exacting respon- of his ippsition us guardian :f fie treasury, finances of the prov- nce 'are in a inost-'kealtby; and buoyant the future.of young royince dcsepv.es" they should be. No AgainttCapittli "survey of the conditions -of-19074 Premier llutlievford in his budget speech, ast session could say with satisfaction: "So far, however, assihe fovernmeht of the Province of Alberta :here has financial stringency. At no UuVe during the past year -has our account in the bank been overdrawn. We. met our liabilities, and have a '.sur- plus end of the ye'ur 19ft7'amo'u'nt- ing to I would tention of honorable members of. the House fact that we.'have made jio.cba.rge under the head of ..capita ost -has been met out of the current e venue und the young province looks ihead unfettered by debt or hampering It is an enviable financial con- Jition.- Tli is hns Ixx'ii possible, not alone- Iw- cnugQ of a .caivful and well-thought-out udiuinislfatioii of funds, but also be- cause of the financial outaint'd from the Dominion Govern- ment and which are set out 'in tho statement "accompanying this article. The: expenditure of -the Goyiernment upon tlie development of agriculture, roads, bridges; public buildings, build- ing of telephone lines, ,hail insurance and other features have been alnipet past three years, and yet. tho the provinces havo been found ample for these purpoeeti. The year is intentionally a small onevestiiuuted this current year to be it is. reckoned by expenditure. -.Some other governments I Alberta's executive ;that fn in" order to make a surplus, or to swell growing provinces the principles of. good til eir surplus, have a capital Koverhment require that all available and 'charge -certain expenditures against it, wo have charged all our expendi- ture to the ordinary consolidated revenue -The admin the Province." this respect that-of-'. the I Almoefc two and a half millions cf other departments has been ..capable; iflbllai shave'already been expended upon uirect'and 'in' the: Interests-of public, and money shiill be employed directly in the people's interests in.the development of public As an instance how the financial, housekeeping of the province is done the foljlowing .table is quoted from the Pub-' lie Accounts for 1907. N. OF THE TOTAL XECEirfS' AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 1907: CEKEKAL UEVEXUE. iiahihcc Der'emlier :il, LJomminn of Cutmda ._. Treasury Department, Attorney .'General's Department: I'uhlic- of -A 1 of Education Printor Trust Fund-- Dewn.licr 190S.. EXl'KNDlTlWi; Govcrnmont. 53 5-V2 14 921 of Justice..-. 01 Library. 1 42 bra neb 12, 120 works. 27 .s'o'u 31' 1 Ill :ind 23 000 (Jliiiritit's and I'nblict Health.'. Miscellaneous.. 47 71 qp) under 51, Chapter IS'JS. US' 15 under yebtion 4'J, Liquor License .V 07 ._ 5 02 SGO 00 190 lrtsMra'nce.Tni.st Funrl JJKJfi 45 90 177 So 75 the "supervision. control" oi .--ill, stateyaided schools shnuld rest with the provincial de- partment of education, and since ilia; ti-ne this policy has been 'acted ntfov to- the. letter. The vagaries oi...im- .Triiintion, the threatened evils to ihe condition, of the country patty bp-ailrd i imporitnt a iactor in as .salt oi Libeial ruK, h.ue rfmilBting and fusing the many ol fl lieref as Veil as to .C ripMl? and lull appreciation. HON. DR.-RUTHERFORD the Liberals of Alberta in' "west thrmich ih-.-ir ranks lor young barnster..bKiml the man strong r-nough and call of .tJib west, visited; it .and retiiru-. in tho'liollowui" year to so ale Occidental Life, [nsiirancc Co........................ L-.-uUM-, ior a nough ot uvciiiy-uircu, hroaclly sympathetic the nt-W-premier who arc.bppflcwl by .tified the f a pu'vincinl ur.'ivorsity WH.- t.v the new in 13W r.nd th, ,rtciu.n oi a S150 000 normal H.VMie school at Calcary decided upon. ja-t fro.sh curro'rlt u: lifr wen- it': Both tin- muitsttrr and hi- piny mi un who-- The grant year again i __ J-rtiinatt- for curnMit vt-ar allows inr NiTinal M-bool at Calgary will bi- i: i.-; ih.- lin- mo.-j of s tbf kind in Canada. Ii was i In- provincial architectural r ctiii'.' in consultation wi'h ihi' hit deputy. Tlio univ.T.-iiy :o.r which provision vvaa isind-- mir- ing tho iir.-l ii alr-'-ady a r-'iility. Lis c'-a.-si-s opi-n month with titty in atlcml- anc'.-. Tin- field in which the ID t" Iny a ba.-is a rjlavo about nnrili an'l wrr-t ui Kdnionion or; u v dci cratic. and not hodjre is not-a irom his ppopl, by any >on or a man oi ;-r- iintt'llect, born ID 2. I833f ,t! of ioc .party, but rather Carletx-n county, Ontario, the vano-mont 01 soli or pany but rathe. ,on of J.inu-s Kutht-for.l. a succewiul country, impressed wnh the moral re fl': and Elizabeih Carnoron. Hia'Hpon.-.Jmiiy his position, vrith i ivcuiv.-d at capa.-ity ior lindm? his task and.efct oo Hiirh tr> wcrk or, it with a aircctnea of rnhlic BuiUHnKS Fuml V Baliince.Dcrciube.r 31; MjpC- 'Dominion 75 00 I 29 transferred to General Tlavcmifl. 244.05S 04 ,_ 244T05S 0 1 School Lands Fund Dahinci! December 3 Dominion Government Interest 44 799 transferred to General Revenue. _ 11 V 1 1 [Educational Fund Kecci pts December 31, 1907. i 07 License Trust Fund 1 Balance December 3 1 190G Receipts Expenditure.. T balance December 31, __ 81 t General Trnst Fund 1 Halancc 31, 190G 6 Receipts e December 31, 1907 782 S3 'U 14 Registrars' Assurance Fund Receipts December 31, 1907 14 i- 'amount indiftites the of 1907, carried over to the revenue of the current year. 1 e. SOURCES OF LOCAL REVENUE. On a popul -Govern me a Tlip main sonrces of locni revenue- of hnntlsome increase of the 'subsidy, as nt nml shown in the second column of figures.-nn nnn nn iofl onn M H- law in Ottawa r.ir-. tiirn oi an.l .McCrac- bro.id uniiorm comi'.K-u tor r-thi tu From ili school di- in actual nnm; mndo him exactly -position. Animiir tho many Timv tricl.-: oreanizod nn1 in and tluvniphoui tlu- this work, which forms a di.-iinc; department, has hei-n uniformly Th-1 methrni of i? -simple as effective. Ix-in? dc.--iciie'] to meet, the of .-v.-n jli" illiterate set- tler. Whenever a oi .-euUTs 'M an unorpanizrd di-triei find that resident in the settlement and at lenat nnv iii'iial clt-ar down Io tlic tl'n-.-c fduca- :iVr ;it work. rr-siird. to children it'.f l.-t :i fin i'Uif uit-I-- lin.-s of ritrcnglh t> reckoned the man v ho v.ould oppose him." rnoiith to take up-their new du- I the Minister of Kduca- ie to make the primary school one continuou? each all happily in A1, 'up bv th mi- rrtu :iiat linn for th- o-miiry Hi- pnrn iriron In h and the oul an- iiy of cvt-ryij of tfaen.-i- lliroui'ltOiiT Tho Ihirii- In .-ir_v. an- not, ircqui to nk, a .vornrn.-nT no I result, :intnnir. hi-.'lily attrac1" -.V'1 third-i him <-f rl. "illy with o.-niiicii'i' :o! tlic end 'of- tru? term. AM In the opinion of the Hon. Dr. irk-i? Schools For Gr.lici.ins. tlie )H K-rv.-nnl hich e their re- th.it the 'Hon. mn.r be at that elects stop system may be veil nod on that tho youth who the university may undpr the headings of .the variou? (lepartments in tjie above table include: The Treasury Pees col- lected from banks, loan .ind insurnnce companies, railway companies trlonraph and pxprcw; companies.. SocroUiry's tnlicott-ij for marriaptc licences, in- curpnr.itibn, repistnition and other fees. Attorney Generars tration fees, court fees, and other Apricultnral Department--Proceeds of butter sales in creamerie.s (money having previously expended in advance to the farmer from licenses nnd other sourced.' A comparative statement showing the of the nnner the Bn lish N'orlli America Act of 1005 the British North America Act of the of vhich were obtained by the 'rowier Kuthe'rford anil the Hon. tlorr.oy General Cross, n a popunltion of Governnier.t nnd por head Dobf allowancft.'. In lieu of land.. On a popularion of Government and I.i-Sislalion Eighty cenis per Debt'allowance.. 405.S75.00 In Hen of land.. TSO.OOft.uo ADMINISTRATION OF (Continued from. Page Nine.) On a population of (iovcrnmcnt and Legation 5fl.000.nO Eighty centfi por liracl nn 800.000 RIO.OOO.OO In lieu of land.. i, I'agt; 15, column 7.) cents per hoatl Doht alloxvance.. In of land.. S7o.OW.ftn On a population of On a population of 2.000.600 On a population of .........C.iafUTS.OO .7.770.375.00 here the tho allows for a 405.37.j.riO 375.ROO.OO will -------------1 maximum while lir thn.t readied the later act by the extermination of noxious weeds is made to feel that he iri'rist1''respect the interests of hia 'the weed inspectots'are Altogether, this department 'via 'clblng work of value. Nolhihg but the most efficient management could carry on such vast' nrtchinery as successfully as it has been, done in the past three years. All this is a history to be proud of. It may safely be said thut the man who murmurs todnv at anything that the government has done will not Mand up and utter his reasons aloud. It may be said that the man who murmurs at anything the government has left- undone should be told to wait. The record is unimpeachable; the future is bright with hope. The Rutherford administration has proved itself capable ot handling big situa- tions in a big way, and details in an accurate way. There has been IcgidlA- tion that has embodied the -wishes of the majority; there has been admin- istration flint has dealt impartially with all alike. The people of Alberta .look for a continuation of the work. ;