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STRAW MAN.-"SayBill! I wonder if the
electors will notice you and the car?"
of votes?" vvnats the price
"None of your infernal black busi
ness" growled the  man  behind tie
black stogie.    -'There ain't any, any!
. 'What's the   matter,  Lee  got  -em
all?   queried the shiny, dark one
W,?tear°£ Tl   Nels and Charlie, with  -
uTn Bin' HC°°JCSley' Paige' S*«»o2
"m Billy and Tommy Harry from
Cheam, with the rest of the promi
Rent citizens on Trapp's committee, all
swore it was a cinch. I think-It ta
A f,QVe g0"e and elected Lee again." '
hay, Bill," volunteered the Raven
n a low voice as he edged closer to
thing. As a 'seat warmer' on an advisory board, and a cigar store In-
-I'an, yon might make a hit with a
class m a blind asylum; but as a man-
ager of elections you're not alive-
you re not even a has been, for you
TJTJT' Didn,t the peo»le o£ thiS
part of the woria tell you plain enough
last year that they didn't want you?
vv hy don t you turn over the sawdust
in  your gartett and come to?    THEY
«l..tWd Irupp-a CHANCES Ivy  comVns
tit and endorsVng HIM.    Why, snades
rtaj£&Sf^   ti,Ut vvou-d ha»aicaP  a
ii^swisasa^"«--•- «-«-«
i "Well, you should be satisfied Ton
and the gang have done enough damage to poor Tommy to last him for
the rest of his natural life—and then
Say Dogan, were yiz at thim nomy-
nashuns ylsterday," queried Murphy,
as he wiped what was left of his
breakfast of eggs from his whiskers.
"I WUSS, Murphy, but phy d'ye ask?"
"Well, Dogan, Ol've jist been afther
hearln' thet Bill Keary was runnin' fer
mayor an' 01 WUB wonderln' If ye'd
noticed phwat sort av speed he wuz
"Murphy, ye're a know-nawthin', a
good-fer-nawthln' Ignoramus; ye've
got no brains, nor no place to put
thim, if ye had anny; ye don't know
an iliction from th' inside av a bog
hole; outside av thet ye're all right.
If It wuzn't fer the fact that ye've no
connection wid a boord av conthrol,
Oi'd say ye reminded me av Bill Keary
himself. Now Ol'll explain to yez!
wanse fer all thet, Bill Isn't runnin' In
this here part of the terushtlal spear
fer no mayor. Nawthin' lolke thet for
Bill. Lolke the spalpeen knocked out
in a bit of a crush at Donneybrook—-
he's playin' a thlnkln' part. Trapp's
the man what's runnin' fer mayor; at
least he thinks he is. He really isn't,
fer the toime bein' he's simply charged
wid 'lectricity. Keary an' the boonch
are the batteries, an', t>y the same token, they ain't no dry batteries."
"01 see It all now, Dogan, as clear
as glue," nodded Murphy. "It's this
way ,isn't It: Bill says to himsilf, says
he, Ol've no chanst to lick that little
omadhaun Lee fer 01 can't come back;
Oi'm only an ex-champion. Now 01*11
git some wan wid an honest face to
stand fer iliction, and betune his hon-
| est face and my support we'll slather
it all over His Warship Mayor-r-r-r
"Ye're on, Murphy, ye're on fer
wanst, an' bedad If it's as plain as thet
to yersllf, It's my belafc there ain't a
voter In the whole burg that won't
understand it by the twilfth av the
■•• •»• ■«. •*' ••• -t- ••• >•• >••
■•■ ••■ ••■ ••• •#..».
••■       A public meeting in the in- •••
* terests of Mayor  Lee  will  be ••■
* held  in  the  opera house  to- •••
* night.    Mr.  D.  S.  Curtis will •••
* occupy the chair.    All candi- •••
* dates arejnvited to be pres- •••
*• ent   and   take   seats   on   the •••
* platform.       The    ladles    are •••
* especially invited. •••
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Is Mr. Trapp dissatisfied with the
work done by the city council during
l'.UO.    If so, in what particulars'?
Can M.r. Trapp give any special
reasons for his candidature more than
the ordinary business man possesses?
Can he tell the ratepayers when
the Elevator will be commenced for
which land was obtained (largely at
his  instigation)  in  1909?
Is he still of opinion that the city
has too many "open-spaces," and
that U is desirable to build a school
■ •)! Tlpperaxy Park?
Has ilr. Trapp any idea when the
B.C.E.R, will complete their double
tracking (promised for last July)
from Vancouver to this city?
Will Mr. Trapp tell the ratepayer.-*
what steps he has taken in the past
1'nr segregation of Orientals in our
Cam Mr. Trapp point out any of his
nubile utterances in favor of an
ei..rht-hour -work-day?
Does Mr. Trapp agree with the action of the B.C.E.R, in holding up
the city and delaying the long-promised line to Fraser Mills?
Re-arrangement of interior of city
hall, which has saved the expense of
new building pending a .decision of
the Dominion government as to clearing the title of the existing site, for
i tie citizens,
There are in the city nearly sixteen
miles of sewers completed, and nearly
fifteen mils undr construction. The
total cement sidewalks amounts to six
miles, of which all but 1.6 miles is
The 25-inch water main runs from
Lake Coquitlam to Queen's Park
Reservoir and 13-inch or 12-kich to
the city boundary on Lulu Island. This
contract was let in June, 1910, and
nearly seven miles has been laid in
all. This work is due for completion
by July next.
There is $280,000 worth of work yet
to be done for the city—under contracts and existing schemes.
First, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth and Columbia street sewers have main sewer, 23.39 miles. House connections,
7.26 miles. Cement sidewalks—laid,
1.6 miles;  contracts let, 1.25 miles.
The larger jobs (carried out) total
$719,187.64. Estimates of schemes
prepared, $2S0,000—999,187.54. ValUe^
of work during 1910, $420,501.03
Mayor Lee, in conjunction with
engineering department of the city
studying the condition of the various
streets in the city with a view to their
reconstruction; and meanwhile repairs
executed, on some of the more important streets, are being only effected
in such a manner as to make them
reasonably passable until the necessary funds can he provided to make
permanent and durable thoroughfares.
i the    \
Vote for the man whoso efforts have
resulted in a record price lor the city
debentures. THE CITIZEN.
Issued in the interests of the Citizens of New Westminster.
The supreme issue in the present
mayoralty contest is not the question
of electing one man more able than
the other to administer the affairs of
this city for 1911 but the return to
power of one who was elected on the
strength of an open stand on a vital
question affecting the welfare of the
citizens and  the future greatness of
the city, one who has made good in
protecting the city's interests and the
Interests of every householder or resident, who stands today, as he did a
year ago, for a square deal alike to
corporation    and    to    citizen,    and
whose work is not yet finished. Mayor Lee fought almost alone for a principle of vital importance to the citizens of this city last year,    ft was
the principle that the city conserve
its civic resources, that it treat fairly jvltli those who have franchise arrangements with the city and are assisting in the general development of
city and  district,   but  that  business
methods rule when dealing with powerful interests seeking privileges,  or
to usurp the rights of the citizens; that
no   pleadings   of   false   friends   and
treacherous   self-seeking   parties   for
trusting everything to the tender solicitude  of a  benevolent  monopolistic  corporation,  such as an  electric
power company, should be considered
where    questions     concerning     the
health and general welfare of the citizens are at issue.    The same reasons
exist for the election of Mayor Lee
to  the  chief  executive  position   last
year exist today.   Give all the credit
possible   to   the    British   Columbia
Electric Railway Company as kindly
intentioned toward New Westminster
and the fact still remains that the B.
C. E. R. is a money-making corporation; that the great reason for Its existence ta the payment of  dividends
to ttw> •tockHolders in England  and
rinwhwc.   an*  tnat the intereBtB  of
ttrt» etty Oo not count a straw in the
final   consideration;   that   every,  advantage must be  taken by the man-
affement  to make profitable  the  Investment ot the millions of the B. C.
E.  JR.   The   Electric   company   will
deal fairly with  the city if it  pays
the company to do so, and nine times
out of ten it will pay the company.
It will indeed be important with the
company to deal fairly with the city,
but on the tenth occasion it may be
the company's gain to seize upon the
best the city has.   Is not this the history of the Coquitlam water question?
AH know where Mayor Lee stands
on   this   question.    Then about  Mr.
Trapp?   A   reading   of   his   speech
tells!    His policy will be to give the
free hand   to   the   British Columbia
Electric Railway Company, to encourage them to build lines in the city, to
carry out their plans to make this
the centre of their interurban system.
Good.    But at what a price!    If the
B. C. E. R. operate the city lines at
a loss of $7,000 a year, as Mr. Trapp
has information, what is the return
to them that they should sink still
more money In losing on extensions
here?   Many of those who supported
Mayor Lee In the pwrt and who will
support him In the future have a suspicion of what the price required will
be—what the return to the company
will be?    Mr Trapp does not explain
why the B. C. E. R. Is to be so benevolent.   He passes this issue over lightly.   What does it all mean?
«    Will It pay to go back to the old
crowd; the old glve-away-everythlng-
at-the-nod pollpy, or will It pay to support Mayor Lee In a straightforward,
policy in all civic business—a policy
that is for the interests of the citizens
first and last and all the time.
There may be little to choose between the rival candidates for the
mayoralty chair when It comes to geniality, commercial knowledge, kindliness of "inclination, or ability to
worthily represent the interests of the
city at ceremonial functions. But
there is more than this to be consid
ered as necessary for the mayor of a
.city which is just emerging from a
psomnolent  chrysalis  state   (unfortu-
[nately existing for a period of many
years past).
It requires a man who is strong to
grasp details; to absorb legal knowledge; who possesses a physical and
mental capacity able to stand the
strain—without bending or breaking;
a man Who does not delegate his work
to subordinates, but investigates for
himself; courteously, but firmly, insists on the public having full service;
land FULL VALUE for every cent of
money expended; one who is calm under criticism; possesses a retentive
memory; is tenacious of his own opinions, yet willing to carefully consider
suggestions or arguments, and ready
to adopt them—whenever possible—
in the interest of the people; a man
firm of character, unbiased in judgment and self-sacrificing!
Which of the candidates possesses
most of these qualifications?
Every citizen should carefully consider this, that his particular vote may
mark an epoch in the history of the
Do you wish to be in a position to
be spanked every time you refuse to
do as you are ordered? If so, DON'T
vote for Lee...The idea of any corporation (holding n public franchise)
being in a position to defy the public
and to refuse to do neeossary improvement work because the citizens
presume to stand up and protect their
rights. Never should this.. city of
destiny submit to sncli an  outrage.
Citizens rise up in your might on
Thursday the 12th and let it be emphatically understood that the PEOPLE control New Westminster's destiny and VOTE FOR LEE FOR THE
The annual meeting of the ratepayers last night*in the Opera House,
wias a striking refutation of the
carping criticism of those who have
opposed Mayor Lee during the year
and have sought to discount his afll-
riemt administration and the progress the city was making under his
capable direction. The ratepayers
showed an approval of his policy and
methods, and an endorsation of his-
stand on many questions that have Iearly part of the year f
been under d'iscussion during the year ' "
that augurs well for his return to the
executive chair by a sweeping majority on Thursday.
Referring to the financial affairs of
ftie city, Mayor Lee recalled that at
the annual meeting last year the
then mayor had said that the council
John.  A. Lee was born at Mount
Forest, Ont., in 1868.    Coming to the
coast in 1890, he went to San Francisco; returned to Vancouver, and in
June, 1894 went Into the Upper Country, mining.    In September, 1894, ho
came back, and settled in New Westminster.
In 1896, he went to San Francisco,
where he dwelt until. 1899, when he
returned to the Royal City.
A platform speaker at St. Barnabas
school, recently stated that Mayor Leo
left the city at the time of the great
fire, which occurred on night of September, 1898.
Of course, the insinuation INTENDED, was, that new-comers should
think the mayor had fled after disss ter, whereas his opponent had remained. The reverse was the caso-
for our present mayor ACTUALLY
came back to the fire-destroyed city
and has helped to build It up ever
criticism at his hands at the las|t
election. He found, in a very short
survey he made, that it was not accurate. Some property on the top
of the hill was assessed for 100 per
cent of its selling value and some
over, while other sections were assessed nt 50 per qent and less, which
he thought was not fair to the people of New Westminster.
He asked at that time and in the
^_^^^_^^^^_ _ reassessment of the city by somebody con.
versant with the assessment—some
gentleman of experience. A competent assessor had been secured and
accepted by the council.
They had people trora all parts of
the city asking, and justly so, for irn-
^^^—^^—^^^^^^^^—^      provement  work to  be done in their
of   1910    would    assume    charge  of locality, but so groat was the demand
affairs with a clean slate financially,  and necessity that It was simply im-
At  this  meeting   Mayor  Lee  showed  possible to do it all in one year   The
that   from   his   investigations   there jwork was somewhat retarded by tho
was an  overdraft of $15,000.    After jpotV system in vogue.   This has been
further  investigations  there   was  re- partly   remedied,   and   whether   Mr.
vealed a $3S,000 overdraft, and later Trapp   or   he   were   elected,   things
on   accounts  came   in   amounting   It jwould be found In a far better shape
$S6,000,   which   were   not   shown   as for the prosecution of thlswork than
liabilities on the city's hooks.    In pth- they   were  this  time   last   year.     We
er words, the city was in the extra- Ihave laid a founatiodn on which the
ordinary   position   of   the   whole   tux ic-ouncil  could   build  a  superstructure
income   of   1910   being   eaten   up   byr"   '
overdrafts.    In regard to  the assess
menti he also pointed out a most remarkable condition  of affairs,  when
he  assumed   office.    The  assessment
was   not   equitable   or  accurate.     In
some places property was assessed at
up to and  beyond  Its selling  vultn-,
whilst in other cases it was only assessed   for   50   or   6vi   per   cent,   and
sometimes even less..   Mayor Lee Indicated  how  he   had   taken   steps   to
rectify t his   by   the   appointment of
an expert assessor.    Allied to the assessment was the resurvey of the city
which had been undertaken under his
suggestion  to  the council.    Most  Important and   evoking  from  the audr-
ence   an  expression  of  emphatic   approval was the statement of his attitude In regard  to the expert audit of
the civic accounting.    IJ Is stnnd must
appeal    to    all    intelligent    and    fair-
We are somewhat surprised that
a gentleman of Mr. Trapp's reputation, should advocate the old system
of the Star chamber, but there fa no
doiubt that he is tarred with the
same brush as his old frrlend the ex-
mayor, and, if elected as mayor of
this city, we may rest satisfied that
nothing will be allowed to escape
from the Inner Sanctum, until it ha1*
been carefully considered In scent
conclave how LITTLE can he divulged
lor the information of the citizens.
The press will be muzzled (excepl
his own organ) and suclT news aa
cannot possibly be withheld will In-
issued to the reporters, by His Worship; at 5 p.m.—IF Mr. Trapp i)
Vote for the man who hits done his
duty towards the people—Mayor Lee.
,   .»,. •#•
Mayor   Lee   especially   In- ■•-
vltes the, ladles to his meeting •••
In   the  opera   house   tonight. -••
Arrangements will be made to •*•
reserve seats as far as possible •••
for their accommodate n. •••
that would be of a permanent nature.
Referring to British Columbia Electric
Railway matters, the mayor said that
he had acted fairly and squarely with
the railway company. He did not think
It was the proper place on this occasion to go into the railway question
or water question. Both of these
very large questions required the
most careful consideration of the ben
men In the city—whether in or out
of the council. They had tried to do
what was right and he refuted any
charge against either himself or any
of the aldermen in connection with
the various problems which came up
before them during the year. He had
said what he considered right, whether he had the support of one or had
two or hnd no aldermen supporting
him. At this passage there was no
mistaking   the   enthusiastic   approval
•,■_,-    ,,~ —-=.—   -    i of the audience.    There were charges
SX&?!w%   .    -Su f,"r ••••'*'• made that they ware biased, he eon-
«?.?"*&,£ ^^^^^I^ed]   that  they  were  doing  things
and the adoption of those recommen
dations that are considered beneficial
to the citizens' interest.
Equally significant wan i:ie mayors
arraignment of the system under
which the Public Works Department
had been administered In the past. It
for a purpose. He did not say that
all times there was no prejudice. It
was hound to creep Into the mind of
the most careful man sometimes, but
whatever there was of prejudice created by some action of a former time,
|*he had tried to be as fair as possible
■ .,    u.,u   i.itu   m   ..I-  ii»  uiir us  p.issil.ie
was patch work at the best. It lacked ito the railway company. He would
permanency and 'necessitated reforms deal with It In more detail at tomor-
that must be carried out and be one I row's meeting In this house
of the most important duties of the
incoming council.
Mayor's Address.
The Mayor, in reviewing the clVic
business of the year, referred to how
1910 was begun under peculiar circumstances. There were many things
In the city undertaKen, he said, or
proposed to be undertaken, which depended a great deal upon conditions.
Before I assumed office we were told
by Mr. Keary that the council of 1910
would start with a clear slate financially. On Investigation I found that
there would be an actual overdraft
of about $38,000, and some $80,000 of
accounts against the city, which were
not entered in the books as a liability. SO we started rather unfavorably in that respect. That left US
in this condition—that almost the entire tax income for 1900 was spent
previous  to  our assuming office.
He did not blame any person In
regard to that, but It showed that
there was no system in the City Hall,
as there should have been for proper
accounting. They had tried to remedy that. Their books were not In a
satisfactory state and he suggested,
when seeking election, that there
should be a proper audit. This had
been done, to a certain extent, but
not completed—and ho stood for reelection on that platform. He simply wanted to know where New Westminster stood in it*, financial arrangements and if the standing was
not good, why not. Let the auditor
have a chance to give the reasons
why.    (Cheers.)
They would also recollect that the
assessment came In for considerable
The growth of the city In 1910 had
been enormous and they were entitled
to congratulation on Its splendid position today. Only a short time ago it
was almost impossible to sell their 5
per cent bonds at par. The first issue this year they raised 101 >4 Mr1
their 5 per cent loral improvement
bonds. Lately they were sold for
102 3-8 and equivalent of 10? 1-2 for
cents. That was a state of affairs
which never existed before In the city
of New Westminster.
The Mayor's Peroration.
The mayor wound up by saying:
"All I ask of you Is to make a fair
and unbiased criticism of the work
done during the past year, If you
are of the opinion thai it is worth.,
of another year of office, vote accordingly,
"Never mind John A. Lee!
"Never mind T. J. Trapp! But consider only the Issues before you. If
you think I can be of any service to
tho city of New Westminster and you
re-elect me on Thursday next, you will
find 1 will give the best that is in
me—not for John A. Lee, but for the
city of New Westminster.
"Any further remarks I may have
to make on the Issues will be made
at tomorrow night's meeting, when we
win further discuss civic affairs, and
on Wednesday night, at Mr. Trapp's
meeting, to which he has very kindly
Invited me."
The mayor resumed his seat amid
loud applause.
Columbia street extension from lith
to Leopold Place originated and
started. ,
il TUESDAY,  JANUARY 10,  1911.
Meetings To-Night and
Every Night
in Committee Rooms, Collister Block, Columbia Street, 8 p. m. Come along and get posted
on Civic Affairs.   You can't know too math.
Tuesday Night, the 10th inst.
Opera House, 8 p. m.
Mr. Trapp invited to be present and  speak
v ■  v
What really does Mr. Trapp propose to do, If elected ? Has he any
ideas or 'practical plans for advancing
the city's business? Ills public utterances so far in the campaign 'fail
to reveal any substantial reason why
he should 'as practically an untried
citizen in civic administrative mat-tens
be placed at the head of this city's
affairs. He. of .course, talks In general turns about, the value of the services of a business man in the
mayor's chair, of how he stands for
"progress by honest and clean-hiand-
ed civic administration," yet he dares
not, for he cannot In this respect,
criticize the administration of Mayor-
Lee. He talks about civic economy
and efficiency, but what has he to
criticize in this year's management
otf civic affairs?—-nothing. He ifttvors
road Improvements. Excellent! but
how? Single tax? Yes, because it is
popular. Would encourage railways.
Good!  but on  what terms?
The truth As that apart from a policy of surrender to tram line Interests,
Mr. Trapp has no policy, nothing to
offer that will Improve on May'orLee's
On the other hand, the city has
been advancing In civile matters during the past year under the directing
energy of a mayor .who haa a grasp
jf civic affairs and a power to carry
out his progressive ideas that Mr.
frapp, give him credit for all the
ibility he possesses, could never accomplish. Take the work of the en-
"Ineering department alone, lake the
work of reorganizing the assessment,
the treasury, and the accounting departments lake the eoononi.it\s effected, the new improvements begun or
completed. Mayor Lee has kept
ihesi things before the council, has
acconvp'jshed reforms, obtained results, made |.k gross, has shown an
undvrJled Knowledge of every detail
nl city government The interests of
the citizens are safe in his capable
hands. Why should he not be elected; why should he be replaced by
a citizen whose candidature is still
largely a mystery?
It is usually the practice for rival
candidates to ask their opponents to
be present at their meetings, hut this
custom has not been followed so far.
The ilrony of the thing is that Mr.
Trapp's chairman at his first meeting
invited any representative of his opponent to the platform. At the East
lOnd -meeting the same thing was
done, and an expression of surprise
at Mayor Lee's absence was considered in order |
.  The Labor Meeting.
Notice was put in the papers to
the effect that no special invitations
would be issued, but every citizen
was Invited. Several outside the
union attended and amongst them
Ma.yor Lee, who was courteously invited to address the meeting and was
loudly applauded thereafter.
Mayor Lee saved $5$00 to $6,003
in the laying of 25-fefet main from
Coquitlam    in   engineering   expenses
alone ,
»    *    «
Aud.it of civic affairs "originated and
submitted by the Provincial Auditor.
* *    *
Fair Wage Clause.—White men
only employed on all contracts.
Re-survey of the city now In .course
of operation.
«    *    *
Sinclair's Eighth street sewer contract.—Residents given preference.
»    *    »
Reassessment of city by an expert
almost completed.
* *    *
Cement .sidewalks under construction on streets Intersecting Columbia
from Church to Eighth street.
...    .* •*• • „,i .*JLj4
Portion of land at and adjoining foot
of Tenth street prevented from passing   into    the   hands    of   ex-Mayor
»    *    *
Deed secured from Provincial government of the Indian reserves on
North Arm. It is hut fair to state
that the late council had made an
application in this direction.
*    *    *
New   Fire   Hall   on   14th   and   8th
avenue designed and completed.
«    *    *
Chemical and hose wagon of the
latest approved design (automobile),
purchased for Fire Hall No. 1.
The Incinerator has not 'been proceeded with, as investigation by the
city engineer proved, conclusively,
that in no city of anything like similar size to New Westminster, was a
refuse-burner ifound satisfactory
from a financial point of viiew—It was
rather a costly experiment; a white
elephant as it .was described by several officials on this continent.
Engineer's report details a vast
amount of work originated, started,
and arranged for, during Mayor Lee'a
year, ot office,    , ...*_-..... _-.,„„..! THE CITIZEN.
Planks Appropriated Without a Blush.
! The   Cream   of   the
"He who steals my purse—steals
The axiom is old and hoary, but
what can be said of the man who
filches    an
made, too!
entire   platform—ready
Board I
"Progress   by   honest   and   cleanhanded civic administration."
The citizens, when they elected the
council for  1910, thought that they
were  electing a  body  of men  who
were both honest and clean-handed.
Yet the insinuation of Mr. Trapp's
platform is—they were NOT.
Board II.
"Economy  in  ail  departments  of
municipal government."
Rolls off the tongue very glibly, and
strikes the average voter as something
that is worth having! oS it is, and
that is why Mayor Lee and his aldermen have been so economical in the
civic administration. Most of our citizens would willingly have seen a little more expenditure—in certain directions.
Pity the poor alderman who either
does not spend enough or else too
much.   "Heaven only knows what the
people want—they're going round like
roaring ilons," says an alderman.
Board III.
"Improvement and maintenance in
first-class condition of the streets and
avenues, and of all main roads running Into the city."
Yes; fhVs ia the policy—the one favored as fcur as circumstances -woulO
permit by Mayor Lee during the pasi
Some people seem suddenly blind.'
Board IV.
"The adoption of the single tax."
A hit—a palpable hit!
(When the Citizen was at school
the only result of "cribbing" from another chap was a sound thrashing.)
Mayor Lee broached the subject ii
the press, and the result was it attracted the attention of.people who
know very little indeed about this sub
Ject—if they are honest enough to admit it
Board V.
"Encouragement to all railway un
dertaklngs     entering     or     passing
through the city."
N. B.—Herein lies the cream-—the
cheese (with its mouldy rind hidden
from sight).
The only encouragement that the
railway corporation wants, is to be
able to take everything it desim
without let or hindrance, and to be
allowed liberty to do as it likes ir
every way! Then, if the citizens behave like good children, and do not
become obstreperous, or interfere Jr.
any way, they will be rewarded—if
not here, then in the dim and distant
ages yet to come. Always, of course,
"providing they live long enough," as
Mr. Trapp suggests.
Board VI.
"The establishment   of   new   and
useful industries, and employment of
white labor only."
Universal cry: "Agreed—Here!
A beautiful theory which the Citizen always understood was the duty
of every man, woman and child to
carry out to Its fullest extent in practice. ,
This will in future be done—by Order of the Council
Board VTT.
"Extension and improvement of car
line system, including the Praser
Mills and Lulu Island extensions; a
new city system and the cut-off on
the interurban line."
This should undoubtedly be done
without delay.   Of course it does not
'A MAYOR LEE during the last year has
♦♦» done more for the city and the lower
A mainland than any previous occupant of
♦♦♦ the chair
LEE stands for progress    -
LEE stands for careful, but
all necessary expenditure
LEE stands for honest government
LEE has no outside associations whose
orders he must obey
V x
matter in the slightest what is required in the way of "compensation."
We might throw in, as a bonus to the
corporation doing the work, a few
little items, such as the Public Market, City Hall, Praser River Water
Front, Etc., Etc., for their great kindness In making provision for increasing their own dividends.
Board VIII.
"Segregation of Oriental and white
children In our schools."    /
Yes, the people have no ground of
complaint on  this score,  and  would
support this—the only original board
existing in the platform.
Board IX.
"Eight-hour workday for all civic
employees. Low down on the platform and only discovered by the candidate since his •'tillicums" became
stage manager in camera.
Mayor £,ee  has been  plain  In  supporting this—Trapp WASN'T clear.
Board X.
Deepening of the Fraser River.
Oh, Ye Gods and Little Fishes!
This IS too much!
Lee's platform "swiped" bodily;
with one new plank put in to help
mend the hole made in December,
over   a    month
Dramatis Personao—The great Big
Smoke, The Comlng(?) King. The
Representative of Wales.
Scene—An office in Columbia street.
Snow, thunder hail, lightning, ad lib.
(in the interior of the Province).
Interior revealed by means of the
new Electroinspectaroom, (A voice
from out of the smoke heard after
a prolonged silence.)
G. B. S.—Are we all here?
R. G. W.—We wait our "Mud
Slinger."   O Most Illustrious.
G. B. S.—The time is ripe—we will
no longer wait.
(Door suddenly files open, revealing a
cloaked figure.)
G. B. S.—Who comes here unbidden?
(Cloaked figure, after carefully
looking round, reveals himself, in costume, as A Pago of Ancient History.)
G. B, S.—Ah!;welcome to our eternal friend. A hearty welcome to our
Mud Slinger. Tou bring the News, is
it not so ?
W. 8.—I do Jllustrious G. B. S. The
enemy has declared himself prepared
to defend the Mayoralty Chair.
(More lightning, thunder and
smoke, as a sulphurous odor penetrates the building.)
The C-? K-J-What are we to do?
You myst run again, G. B. S,
G. B. S.—Not on your life!
(C? K. retires and sulks In corner.)
Mud  Slinger—We  can't  let  it  go
without a fight.
G. B. S.—But who'll pay the piper.
I won't run for exes only and 1
question, if the Powers That Bo (in
| Vancouver) will stand for It. They
never expeeted it last time and I'd
lose my present job If I failed again.
Not for Bill, if he knows it!
Mud Slinger—But, Illustrious, I am
hard up for News. Cash is needed, 1
have attacked everybody and everything that failed to support your policy and still my few readers are dissatisfied.
G. B. S.—I wish I'd never seen you
and your infernal (in a passion).
R. O. W, (interrupting)—Gentle Sirs
let not your angry passions rise. Wo
must hang together. (G. B. S. starts)
No, 1 don't mean it literally!
G. B.  S.   (sneering)—Well, O Wise
One, tell us what you do mean.    This
is not so simple aB the Single Tax was.
Ii. O. W.  (Impressively)—Oh, yes it
is!    Par simpler!    Our Esteemed and
Everloved  Friend and Colleague, tho
C. K., is getting old now, and It Is our
duty to find him a comfortable seat-
to surround him with courtiers who
will do our bidding—and the behest
of the Powers That  Was   (at   Vancouver).   He Is one of nature's gentlemen, so we shall have to dlsensemble
and put It to him as a Public Duty!
All—Agreed! Agreed! Agreed!
Chorus and Dance—Pas de trio—
Song by the G. B. S.~"The Good Old
Times Are Coming Back."
Mud Slinger—Leave It to dne—I can
bluff the people. My organ shall sing
his praises. You Illustrious can pull
the strings; and you, R. O. W., go and
engage the Opera House without delay for the night before election.
G. B. S.—Good Friends, Sweet
Friends, How I love you, but the time
is short. Gather the secret conclave.
Prepare the lists; but, he who breaths
a word until within a week of the election—shall lose his head and have all
arrears collected without delay. Be
Candidates for Clvk; Honors, Direct
and  Indirectly,  Praiso  Mayor
Leo's    Administration.
At the labor candidates meeting
last night, In St, Barnaba's hall, tributes were paid to Mayor Lee from
candidates for civic honors who could
have uttered them from no other motive than sincere approval of his administrative acts. Mr, E. W. Cook
spoke of the mayor as "one who has
done as well ns a man (with no experience) could do under the circumstances, in which he found himself.
Indirectly, Mr. Stoney, candidate for
school trustee, justified Mayor Lee's
progressive policy ns regards the
single tax principle, although he
thought that the candidates had
"grabbed" the platform of the labor
men, and he was suspicious of Mr.
Trapp's sudden enthusiasm for an
eight-hour day and Oriental seclusion.
Mr. Campbell gave Mayor Lee credit
for advocating the single, tax plan for
this city. Messrs. Podd, Lynch, Samuel Jackman and A. W. Christie also
Mr.   Thomas  Turnbull
was   chair-
Tho Little liJiuib.
W. T. Cooksley, who is generally reputed to have the same feeling for
Mayor Lee that the devil has for holy
water, once more took the stump at
the Trapp meeting. HE couldn't do
less than take the platform—with his
old wheeze (that was shown to be
false last election) to the effect that
Mayor Lee had, if reports were true,
hied him to the States and there declared his intention of becoming a citizen of the States, leaving others, like
Mr. Trapp, to rebuild the city
What are the facts?
Lee was In San Francisco from 1896
to 1899.
Tho great firo was Sept. 11, 1898.
Keary had a little lamb
With whiskers on his face;
And everywhere that Keary went
That little lamb would chase.
Now Keary used to seat himself
Upon the civic chair,
And  so the little lamb  bethought
Himself to run for mayor.
The little lamb turned loose one day
And baa'ed at several meetings;
It made the voters laugh and play
To hear his woolly greetings.
He said: "I am not Keary's lamb,
I aoorn the very thought,
For Keary I don't care a jam,
For we have often fought."
"I butt him with my little head
"   When no one Is around;
I surely am no goat,"  he satd,
"So Why that laughing sound?
"I want to make It clear to you
I am not Keary's pet,
'Tls Lee I want to follow now
And get hds job, you bet!
"So kindly lead your little lamb,
With whiskers on his face
And Mr. Voter, you too, Ma'am,
"Give me my friend Lee's place.'*
• *    •
Keary, Keary, very leery*
How will the voting go?
With a big majority voting for Lee
And lined up all In a row.
• ♦    »
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
In nineteen ten he had a great -fall,
All Trapp's voters and all Trapp's men
Cannot set Keary up again.
• *    *
Here we go around the voters' list
Voters' list, voters' list,
Not a voter will be missed,
On a cold and frosty morning.
No restrictions have bcen placed
this year on tho water supply of the
citizens; as a consequence of the careful supervision exercised by the responsible authority.—Vote for Bee,
Trapp and Paige and Keary too,
Keary too, Keary too,
Also Welsh, oh! quite a crew
On a cold and frosty morning.
We want to play our little game,
Little game, little game, little game,
We really don't -want Lee, we claim,
On a cold and' frosty morning.
Mr. Trapp will run  for mayor,
Run for mayor, run for mayor,
And .we'll  have Keary's ghost right
On a cold and frosty morning.


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