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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD. 3, .'3i Rutherford' Education Department Leads Canada the Greatest Factor in the Development o, a Country. Tne First nA5 JAKtIN PLAlt in Proding Superior IN EDUCATION AND MORE IS NOW PLANNED who keeps an especial rfiipiTvision on each proposed school and in' eases where any little local differ-' I'lK't'tf exist .about boundaries, etc., this official visits .the locality and makes :m impartial report to the. de- partment, where'. the matter is final- ly kittled. Separate. Are Under Government Control as Promised in Capable Faculty o.ti. me must; -novel ami iVatun- eoimeetion the de- partmontV work is to instil citizen- through schools in the Gaiician Kuthejiiiui--branch.. This work i-'-astitutes branch under ihe supervision of: ;an official who de- 'voit's iiimself entirely' to it. In 1900 tu meet the...needs of these people 10 ;-chool districts were organized. At first tiiis work went on slowly, but when once these new settlers BY CAPABLE AND THRIFTY HANDLING OF THE PUBLIC REVENUE THE RUTHERFORD GOVERNMENT NEITHER TAXES NOR BORROWS getting: Canadian teachers at terest of incalculable import and one'eU m the eo near to' heart erf ord that'in tlie cabinet portfolios for himself. Th to'.the" children of'nil e-huitv, of 'Ilio an equal to obttuii H primary education. tbjst tiiis pystfin shoultl rt-c''ivc libcnil financial from th inent revenues, and tiiat ;tll JV- such assistance and support by taxation should bo subject in every pkrticuUir to the direct ;ind continue i Tcgu.latioii and. control the provincial department of Policy Carried Out. .Blanks are ready be filled out f-'ir 'us upplication :md ah- given o'u tiu uf- any settler by .the depnrt- Tlu-'e'are Tilled" in witir tiio ..'Cation "of the townships iiK- nuinlx.T oi ehiidren over tu'u i'nder that age. t-iie niunher'of ibiej-atepuyers, 'etc. Then Ijsiure 'istrici is out the out; wiUi 'topographical du I a" map ..of same lie Uelined and i'.'-n prj.eeeds rispidly. .The (.-reetion j: :-i the district is Ui'ddfd by vmtc; Uu.' dioi.'l board i.j elected by the sot- M.-TS; thi'v levy u schoyl rati; on tliv' ,-i minimum beiiu: iixeJ stntuU-. and tin- jiuidji necessary for seho.'l are met by the irovcrnmeut L'i'aiit. Generous Grants Made. iutfresting iHuot about this or-f Ls the rapidity with ;iie work is-put ihrough, liie number uf applications montiilv countrj-'s During the past tlires years the Gov- crnment of Alberta has expended over five million dollars, or in exact Thi? amount has been carefully ex- pended over all-branches of che service v.-ith on economy and foresight that has as minis- ter of the'portfolio and his deputy M J. MeLeod. an able, clear-sighted finan- cier .well-fitted for tlie exacting respon- sibilities of his position as guardian :f the treasury. The finances of tlie prov- ince are in a most healthy and buovanfc condition, as the future of this province deserves they should be. No Charge Against Capital. In a survey of the conditions of 1907 Premier Kutherford, in his budget speech last session could sav young dition. Tins has been-, possible, not alone be- cause of a careful and well-thought-out administration of funds, but also be- cause of the-admirable financial terms obtained from. the Dominion Govern- ment and which are set out in the of there has loads, Bridges, public buildings, build- in? of telephone lines, hail insurance and other features have been almost, no financial Stringency. At no time during the past year has our account in the bank been overdrawn. We met our liabilities, and have a sur- plus at the end of the year 190? amount- ing to would draw the at- tention of honorable members of the House to the fact that we have made no charge under the head of capital trebled within the past: three years and yet the revenues of the provinces have been found ample for these purposes Ihe .surplus each year is intentionally a small this current year "V. unuer tne neaci .of capital to be if- ia VTi i T no misdirection of faintest suspicion of this because there lias been no ground for suspicion. The adminis- tration in this respect as that of the other departments has been capable, direct and in" the interests of the people. expenditures against it, -we have charged all our expendi- ture-to'the ordinary consolidated revenue of the Province." Almost two and a half millions cf dollars have already been expended upon public works, upon roads, bridges and progressive executive that growing provinces the principles of'good government require that all available money shall be employed directly in the people's interests in the development of agriculture, education, public works etc an instance of how the financial housekeeping of the province is done the following table is quoted from the 'Pub- lic Accounts for 1907. RECAPITULATION OF THE TQfAL RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE GENERAL KEVEXUE. YEAR 1907. Balance Docctnhcr'31, TJ06. kiniinion of rntsury Dcpartirif'fiit.......... "Yovincial- Secretary............. ttorr.r-y General's Department.. Department of Public Works____ Hairy Dcpurtrnenfc'of Education Clerk S 00 {Civil Government. 34 (legislation...... Librurv. f Justice........___............... License branch..............., _ Public works______ S 11) 01 -12 ni Trust t co-jJef-einber 31, ue collected................j works...................... 3S.187 47 71 3, US 1.5 38 .Special Trust Balance -December 31, 1908....... Interest...................... "6 5-1 jjExpetHlitiirc................ 48. jjBalaucu December oi, 02 -SGO 00 8SG JBalancu December 31, 1907........ HON. DR. RUTHERFORD Prembr. V. hen the .By nuliw it was intended thut n-ceivecl by th- departuient and nil-s of Albi-rta in'. Ottawa bfloic coming- wc-ot. looked tiirough th.-ir'Tmaks ior a. in- 189-i tire young bnnl-t.-t heard the to the 'letter.' The vaaries of opportunity atrathcona. sent him Insurance Trust Finn! I BaUmce December -Ul, 17 90 85 Public December 1'JOG. Dominiuu Government..... Interest................ Lifr- Insurnnrr; Co..... Balance December oi. 1007 28 74 13 '.lJvO O'J il IjAmounfc transferred to General Kevem 0 i public .schools party bewail suit of .Li.bern! rule, liave not come to education so important pass .of course. "Tlie province 'is not- jiiiinilating and fusing the-many a- hot-bed of sectionalism. Tn fucr, assembled here, as "well as to ft has gone along very rapidly and government's full appreciation. happily on the-prosaic' work oi de-' velopment. every school I. Legislative Steps. in the" province aided in any In the verv first scssi by government fluids remains' a.rect- i.-ilature the 'educational needs of broadly sympathetic the new premier are oppoct-d by two Conservative exactly fitted for his5 in-shan- nierabers. mg the foundation of a new count 17. As Minister of Education and. Pro- He the province's neet! for now Treasurer aa well' as leader, roads, neyv .schools, new hrkljres and Premier Rut-heriord has justified the ion of the T iIOr encouragement to tlis of the Liberal party and his ly under the supervision and control province of the 'Department of Education: -..eration. A riven their due consid- rant of was vot- masses of homesteaders carving new own coiwtitucncy in 1D05. f he prov- hpmes out of the prairies under has spent large sums out of cur- This "j-upervisiorr and control'', of eel for expenditure in this connection; the department is no idle impression. an act autliorinng the establishment With tlu; assumption of school of a provincial university was passed, system by the new government in and the erection of a normal fresh current of life; were sent through school at Calgary decided upon it. Both the minister and- his vie-! The grant to education was last puty are zealous advocate? of souiri year again a handsome sum. and the primary education, and they set to estimate for the current year allows work-in tin- energetic" manner ior 'I'm; Normal school at possible to carry out their Last Calgary will shoitlv be Completed year the Toronto University conferrerl and it is without exception -the fin- ditions that are fr j'hio new positioi 2 frequently trying. Tn rent revenue ior public works, but it i lie put forward every, has'not incurred one cent of debt and effort to met the needs he it has doubled the number of schools and gave a. lu-aring and since 1905. "Viking-like in his massive prompt _attention to those brought to physique and straightforward, kindly liio_ notice. Like every other niember says a writer in the Mani- of his cabinet 1'reinier Kutherford isjtoba Free Tress recently, f truly democratic, and does nofhedpe.'Kutheriord is not a politician in. the himself away irom his people by anyi.-ense of a man of guile and tortuous barriers oi red tape. j.intellect, born to schemes for the ad- He was bom on February 2, 1353, at! oi sel ior party, but rather Public Hcliool Lands Fund Balance December .'U, 1906 Dominion Government Interest ___ 49 44 IS 11 j Educational Receipts. 07 License Trust December 31, 1000 Receipts '27 17 44. .General Trust Fund Balance December 31, 100G ___ Receipts 07 H j r> ._. fe S 2-i 04 rJ2r? 'M Ainount General I. I! Balance December 31, 1907........... 2-MJ05S 04- C2.6G7 11 S 07 Osgx-odf, Carleton variceinent or party, but rathei H-. university whieii IK; planned, ing the first .session is from his whole-souled'' interest reality, and .its classes already open every care that can possibly be with fifty students in attend- it. for to him "the bws and Alborta are its greatest an The field -in which .the department. UMI UK. nejfj Jn which .the departmej elucrumn is the forniHtivc in- has to work to lav n broad unS liieuec m the cultivation ot this iind a conimon ,chi3 TT rti VuhHon. Dr. Ruthenord in tl chool is one of immense proportions -i, any railway j.toint clear down to the ]j. 3. McKenxie, a jnan who.-e OWTI scliolarly attainments and experienc in the actual administration of school-, made him exactly the man for th position. i Among the manv new school jUnn'" v'u.h well-qnalified inRuthenian' by th, boundarv these cduca- forces are steadily at work. uniform system of state inspec- triots organized are 48 in settlers, arid tlirough'out the provinc 'this work, which forms a distinct branch of the department, has been uniformly _ Tilt; general method of organization is ns simple -as effective., being pur posely designed to 'meet the The.se men .see to it that nicntmont. Jin- deals of the tion arc carried out to the best abil- i'y of everyone concerned. A high of qualification is for throughout the province, rio "i tin'rd- chiss; ccrtiJicntrs longer b'cin" !u.re. In Jicnsion of even the most illiterate set-; Jt In of 'tlcr. Whenever a of setvlers in1 S-V, I !'r" "Ot "lirii- that tlw' o w u but li.ivv chiMren of ,Vv fa o-rudontc in WBidont in the .settlement and at least t -n i i ...fc. v..t. v, at. M'cGiil with-; Ij-.-iii-volenc of his face 1'iOtiors H, .i-'.A- and-B.C-L.j p'aifl so readily to open-hearted laugh- suidwd. iri Ottawa with thft, ic-r there arc. lines of stubborn .strength hrin o: 6cyrt, AlcT.-ivish. McCrac.- that'JjMvv to reckoned with bv the his Jor who would oppose him." thr- reader., be ;i.s, uhis month to take up their new du- "as passible. hies. In the ad conui to a f regard, to the ei'fcct children aim of the .Minister of Educa- his government id to make Assurance r una Receipts ___ -amount indicates the surplus of 1907, carried over to the 1 jExpenditurc. ___ (Balance December 31, Rl 44 Expenditure. Balance December 31, 782 S3 4, 34 2.. 31 14 Balance December 31, 1907 14 icd over to T.Iir- _____ of the current year. school'in Alberta, from the primary school '.mvvrdty one continuous wit'lit best to th plied with by govern- chain of development, each phase ment, thus ail i comploto in itself and all happily Clashes tne a. prininrv blendint' into t'ne one strong svstem education for tlic-i new country tlu: apt to iiiul even tho books a lax upon hi- govorumont, In is rhat the univelrsity. the school and the high school will fonnulato their re- Q, courses in harmony, that the proper o.f education may be nt once SOllcd Will) consideration for pi-onie result, every pupil in Alberta schools! individual "who' this autumn will one of those'hook higlily attractive rc-iiders supplied -1 him free of charm- 1" the opinion of the Schools For Galicians. Au official Dr. tricts in: attnched to the and strengthened; that the elects to s-top his at. The end of the ion sehor.i system may be well ded in the essentials, and on thi-r hand that the youth who forward to tlie university ma.v SOURCES REVENUE. The main sources of. local revenue bultt-d under tbc headings of the various departments in the above bible include: The Treasury col- lected f'roni bank.s, loan and insurance companies, raihvuy compjuiiies, telegraph and express companies. Provincial Secretary's. Foes collected for marriage licenses, in- corporation, registration and 'other Attorney General's (ration I'ees, court fees, fines, hotel and r licenses. Agricultural' of butter in creameries (money having previously been expended in advance payments to the farmer from licenses and other sources. A. comparative the Revenue of the Province under the Bn tish North America Act of 1905 and the British North America Act of tho terms of which were obtained by the JTon. Premier Kutherford and the" Hon. Attorney General Cross. On a popualtion of Government and Eighty cents per hem! Debt, nlhuviinoc In Hen of On a population of Government and Legislation Eighty cents per "pad Debt allowance. In lieu of land.. 320.000..IO 405.375.00 On a population of Government and Eighty per handsome increase of the subsidy, as shown in the second column of ADMINISTRATION OF (Continued from Page NimO allowance.. In lieu of land.. 405.375.00 ua I'ag" 15, column 7.) 4 On a population of Government and Legislation cents per head on Debt allowance.. In lieu of land.. On a population of 1 On a population of On a population of -'.500.000 will maximum he remarked (Imi here i................ was reached under the 1flO'> while the later act allows for a by the extermination of noxious wefeds i.s made to feel that he must respect, the interests of his neighbors for-the weed inspectors are eternally vigilant. Altogether, this department is doing OlO.Ono.W) G40.00fl.00 work OI" immeasurable value. Nothing 'out. tlie most efficient management could carry on such vast machinery 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 that the man who murmurs today at anything that the government has done will not stand up and utter his reasons aloud It may be said that the 'man who murmurs at anything the government Jeit undone should be told to The record is unimpeachable; Uie luture is bright with hope. The Kutherfcrd administration has proved itself capable of handling big situa- tions in a big way, and details in an accurate way. There has been legisla- tion that has embodied' the wishes of the majority; there haa been admin- istration that has dealt, impartially with all alikr. The people of Alberta ook for u- continuation of the work. MO.OOO.OO ;