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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta ai SIXTEEN LETHBRIDGE HERALD. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER f, I9W. TlEADMINlSPRAnON: HAS BEEN Hi SINCE The Has No Need Make Excusies for Aiiy Branch of its Admimstration 6T Alberta Have No Reason to ftegret Their Vote of 1905. " crops; .for .the promotion of the Sugar industry, the Dairy industry! advance payments, to patrons, govenuht'iit "civameries oper- expanses Oi poultry fatteiung "stations. O'utUy Each 1305. Outlay ISO'S. receipts was derived from the Dominion subsidy under tb> Alberta Ac: of. 1905; was received from Regi-siry Offices and from "tlie sales "of creamery biitier. Tlie expend'itu'res .Civil Government.............. ____ Works.. Education Agriculture., Char Miscellaneous Public Health Outlay 1907. 20-975 .....2.460.375.29 69.650 ;''C Oi the was Derived from tho Dominion creameries, from icE-istry offices and urplus.. Its Compensation act while similar to 'that in advanced piece- :of legislatioh. This fn But there: is ?till anotliP combine in which conviction" actual ease last year in fh( obtained in November. There was no n.ofsy blunter or threatening? of the stick" as President "Roosevelt in his campaign dn ifiisis.., There instead 69.650 ;05 subsidy (two The large "'increase from registry offices is notable, .being The expenditures1 included iCivil. Government Legislation. Administration of Justice Public Works.. (Of this item was exnehded on Kducaiion.. .Agriculture Hospitals., Charities I'liblic Health.. Miscellaneous- in 1857, tin? son of William Bredin, u prominent 'manufacturer. A success ful trader and farmer in the, nort' country, which he has exploed to great extent. Has been'in the "Wf-s Cilice and knows it thoroughly v6rk: on Hon. A. C. Rutherford, premier, administering the portfolios of educa- tion and the treasury. .Hon. C. W. Cross, attorney general of the province. Hon. "W. H. Gushing, minister of public works. Hon; W. T. Finlay, minister of agri- Biographical sketches of these four men who have so capably fulfilled their duties as irieniTjers of Alb'ert'a's first government, are contained else v.-here, in tih's issue.- Others who.o ciipy Ifes prominent positions, bu have been equally active in guarding their constituents''interest ire: Hon. of th long been a politica .eader in the west. August -1 at Hyde Ontario, the soi ___largely tu the general revenue of 'the country. 'IVo years ago tlie laud speculator wis hit by an enactment imposing upon asisesija'ble land lying out___ organized school districts, saicl-'ta'x "to Be applied solely to educational such a tiling as a tax upon the at 'is "unknown ia Alberta This is probably tlie .only province in (lib Dominion, in -which there is no rax, direct or Indirect, imposed by the gov- ernment upon the people. Yet this gov- undertakes practically the JJtlie construction of roads and '.Province, assisted only .work, etc., i sucffi "of ;6h'e: order Districts as have been .of all Apolitical power- s should blunder cdhtS r jn-aker arid ihe energetic represent.v of district. A' gpbd 'xpeakvr and keen debater; born in 1ST! at.'Sarnia, Ontario; in J394.came west to- Rogina and in 1S9G to Edmonton. in which city he is a successful law- yer. _Jobh William YTodlf, the member tor Carcfston. 'tho most southern con- stituency in the province, is o'he of th'e 'pdpular mcm'bers of the House, born in J8CS at Hyde Park. son.o; American John A. 'arid Jfary L. Woolf. He -is of the most successful 'farmers .arid ranchors' in the 'province, a typical western cattleman, alert. b.roarl. minded and hospitable; first rlcotcd to Territnr of William Sloo're. "Etate rth'c of tliej Red Deer 1ias -'.irctWely of 'tlieff 'faies too i prompted vffi's {eresfe. .A trl usiness John A. Stom- Plain, 13 "h, i'ecogffizfed "aufn'Srity; on .farming Central Al-t done of Qic only its -wnsaaitj 'bt' 'legislation. .for. reven'-u'-e pur- .blit Sue 'consiaerarion. 'f oir every detail nf yoting '-coiinm-. its 'td Its tax en 'corponi- -_" these and. helped open up thai. Director of agricultural fairs and John R. McLeod, member foi Ponoka, was born at. Zorra, Onatrio, n 1372, the'.. s.on of William and Mary ;Mac'kavy. McLeod. Has 'been "a ten- :her and physician, but comirig to Vlberta in 1001, took up r-anchirig a armirig on "a large scale. A quiet, senial. 'keenly interested in i is.'own oonstituen'cy. "JSIalcolm the membor for a prorhiri'ent lawyer of the riiith country, is an dld-tinjer in tlie Vest. He was born in Ontario and g west several year's ago here a Normal school building "hegun in Calgary, and lirst outlay was nuide upon 'lite construction ;iml opi-ra'tiou .of li-n'e. Upon this in 'all. during IvSOO iind the rtoni of was ex- pcTiclofl in and Ofiera'iing 'rhilo.- 'of a tflr-plione system and of fithcr linos. 'in also, hesifles the -purpluiSi- so'ihe sito? for public buildings, terrifs, "fircgijiinlr.. etc., was spent on bridge construction nrid on and for the new Parlia- Work of One Year. In 1007 there was expended on roads upon bridges upon the "PaVliiimmt buildings and others legis- laiive hall and. administration building "being completed. "During this year, too, 20G bridges were dealt with. 25C of which were new structures. In all steel briiiges were being bruit. Among t'lies'e steel bridges over thV- river, near Calgary. Vnri'the'South at Medicine Hat. A new road was. opened tip "froiii Landing towrrrri .Lessor Slave I.akr, and extensive -work, was done, on other roads in the Feinbiha :md Puddli: River country. During the Keasoh of J007 also iff" ferries were and Terries built and installed. "ProSrarrime for 1908. .This year work go-ing "forward on the Piirliaruoht, buildings of which -total'cost is estimated su The Normal school at Galgarv the iCO'itrt House at KflmojifQ'h been, begun. :i 'siinilar at. Calgary'Has_ hcen planned, a smaJltM- Court fju'i'-dston will soon be finished, while voted for a Land Titles for-Calgary. Sites have" hern secnred for n Jail'aw! Court House a't Court "House ut WeL.iskiwn ;.r, A.-vlum at Ponoka. a memlier for Victoria has lived "26 .years in Alberta. '.He was liOrh at. Lu'c'rtn, Ontario, in 1871. the arid Catherine (Sp.en- tliide tlie o'verland trip to the Yukon in 1B03-SD. A wirliSawake real estate liobert T. Telford.' the member for Leduc district, may also bV- regarded as the pionaer and founder of the town or" Leduc. Carrie west, to Win- nipog in 1335 and joined the Mounted Police, settling at 1839: R I. capable man. who has rande a success in commercial life. John A. Simpson, member for in 1354 in Feel ;'pntano.r. the coining have buildings. "first estimates on the of the Asylum 300 acres of land have been secured, 'and the IJnix-ers- it.y ijrrourids fit over 200 in ;rfea. are already the pronert'v r is of .the old-tihiers f the West, 'familiar with the A B C of its conditions and pVos'pVcts. Born ,m at AniherStbiirg; came west first when lie -was 16, entering "the business o'f h'is uricle, .Sir John Schulu; crossed in 1S75: entered mercantile in St. Albert "in 1383. J. ,'P Pmc'hcr Creek, '-was born at Williams- biirg, Ontario, 6f Jjoyalist 'stock', JS'40. Left ...a .good in t'ario in. .IS30, "cuught by the Itfre o western land ior his large family, o sons; whs one of 'the earliest in -Pincher his ranch 'o acres is now a landmark; Intel; send most .of 'prbyin'ce to sliare- p-atsjcle file pVovrfice and they Ha 'expected, Io tforttrribute sonie- 'tHe ptfbTic "revenue of tlie provrncc1. it rite Goveffinierit avoids any pcs- s.'aisaSylmiage'or hurt to the prov- Si- -'a'ny hampering of the interest b.v exempting from any transaction of a finan- cial Ky moaev procured for public purposes, as for in- vestment by municipalities in schools, etc. As .the law stands it specifically exempts from this tax nil money lent by siieh company upon municipal or school bonds or debentures, or upon tlie bonds or debentures of any "other local or public in Alberta. That 'Educational Tax. Tn the Government wisely cpn- the land specula tor feel their dlsa.p'proyal of. His unconceiTne'd of lands, sometimes Qnite. con- siderable tracts, in various parts of the province.. are unoccupied and lying -useless, held for. sale at. some future time when the prices are higher. 'y encouraging the full utilization of 'all farm reaching with the least possible loss "of 'm excessive freight intervention of middlemen. 6. :that 'thte" convention of a business admmistration of attrition, without unnecessary parts of the Province. A retired the jriember for retird settlement because of possession by specula tor i vigorous and .practical. policy of bridging the 'more important oi maintaining a first clfes system of main thoroughfares to all towns, tilie cost of .which be. largely met ;cut of the the .Province. ;.v 8. iiudsoh Bay. Resolved that inasmuch as the. proviricS- Vest- ward of the Great Lakes are peculiarly interested in the estahlishnieut of a new route to the seaboard alternative to "that afforded 'by. 'io th> Atlantic coast, and inasmuch as the creation 'Of two joint ;avctidn by- raents of Alberta, arid m.d to and 'finally the. feasibility of the Bay To'ufe ITC miflAt rt-ttr, T a'i to find sui to go homesteads. Now, the Government said very aptly if the land Speculator can "afford, to holci theso_ liuuls for better prices, "Ke can afford to pay a. certain amount revenue of interested in farming. A popula member in auH-.out of the House. James H. Holden. the member to Vermilion, was born at Southampton Ontario, in 1376, of James and Sarah Holden: has both fanning am real .estate interests. A-quiet, sfirewc member of. the House, actively in his own constituents. Thomas Allan Brick, member the noted Peace district, which is as. yet uninvaded by railways aiu tlie .stream of civilization, was- born Quebec, in 1864.'the .son of Rev. John G. Brick, a Church of England clergyman, and his 'wife. In 138-1 Mr. Brick joined his father at his Distinguished remote northern mission at P.iver Landing, and, .living there since, about 400 .miles northwest of Edmonton .and railways, has miido. a parents beiir; of In Peace of .farming and tradin Vv. Flr-tcher Bredin, the. Athabasca wJn'cth. Ponce River, borders on-the AIncTie' dis- trict, was born at'Woodlands, Ontario, province, to. be applied fco the furi'd "fo'r Education. The tax of 11-4 cents "an acre was accordingly .imposed and col- lectWlJast year- This 'asssessment is not as in.Sa-skaichexvan levied "generally upon scli'oal districts, but is pluce'd solely.uptfn assessable lands outside of organized school districts. Tt is directed against the speculator, the holder of unoccupied lands. H is unavoidable that this tax should fall upon aii occasional legitimate sj-tilor outside a school 'district, but every precaution For instance, the land of ;a an organized school district shall not ho for this tax until lie rcecix-rd takes ilaro in thft fourth year'after settlement. Uy that the "should be able o rally together other settlers in that nirt of tho. province and organize a 1st riot, the requirements "for this only the actual residence there if 1-2 children of school age, while the provides -thiii' as an outlet tor ;our commoaities, and to -decide upon the irritthod p.f constructing- a railway by that route to tide-water .where'by th'e rand haul riray be by one ha'li, and the ocean, voyage to J2iir6pe'an ports also -materikiry 9. Mining that convention the jrea't impbrt'ah.ce .of jthe .mining industry in the commercial, Ml'e of Province, and-believes.; that- the Provincial governroent should'foster and encourage this industry in 'every, possible way. .-._. I 10. Railway that this convention regrets, the neces- sity -which existed for the introduction into the Alberta 'Act 'of a clause, continuing the exemption of railway land from this co'n- ven the that the. new .Provincial -government should fake the earliest--pissihle steps to induce the Federal--government to set aside a sufficient part of the.public vlomain as a, pcrrnanent endowment for a Provincial university and an Agricultural .collegi :in connection therewith1: 12. Th'riify that inasmuch as the revenues provided ior the provincexuhder the. Alberta Act are sufBcient all the 'present requirerh'ehts of the province, and. are subject to large increases from time to time'in proportion to the gjowth of otir population, this. co.n- vention'declares its belief that there should be no incur any provincial public debt, or to pledge, alienate or hypothecate the assets of the -province to meet.any. real public need. 13. Municipal Control of that in all th'e inunicipal feg'felation of the new province the" government ehould be careful to .'give full opportunity to municipalities to retain or acquire control of all pubTie utilities wheneX'er they desire to do so, and to protect .them in. every ize of tho district may vary from 16 o 20 sections. When this district would come to be arved out in department ion of all public buildings, due attention -should DC the Require- ents of all art of t r ments of all parts of the., province; and that in selecting IbcatioWs ior th'e sam'fi. the government '.should consider the public convenience 'and q'uiclc despatch of business. 15. Administration of Resolved' that this convention beiiev'eii in_the vigorous, administration of justice by alirrn cnforcVmtTit of the'crim inal law, and a simple and -prompt method of protecting civil rights Dominion 'Government is inolnded in this tax. But just as soon as a school district is. organized all lands lying within the district .are exempt from this educatiortal tax. ..Moreover, the settler being outside a. school district.inay send are wonld bp taken "settler his ohriidren to the nearest or iniy'school possible ranso would he included free of chTTj-ge. it; and thnt. f.ho ;spertilator's' Thft- .Vm.oiint enact- iecl lands shotvU. lay "outsido. Even the ind inulor gracing leiisc from the ment. fs Io be following mnnner according to Twenty per cent. tlie .''niiifii'tiefn- of tho prpyincial univeTSi'tr. Jc'nt of_ :or more tai'ncd-for 'pupils aiJoyo the fifth gtand- Fifteen per 'cent ks an initial grant'Its new School orjtariizfrd, froih abels subiecl; to taxation under thU'aet. I'ltty portent, for support. Of common chools throiifchotit the ;