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Mayor Keary (speaking at
the West End)—"I never in
my life bid at a tax sale on
any city property against a
Mayor Keary (speaking in
the Opera House)—"I find
that I was mistaken. I did
bid against Mr. Lee for lots
in Sapperton, part of the old
Ford estate. I bought them
i   in for school purposes."
"Are you on the voters' list W. H.?"
allied the raven of the Big Smoke
as the latter sat in his sanctum,
gloomily contemplating his pedal extremities over the end of a black
"Sure," growled the B. C„ "but 1
think I'm off the map."
"Yes, I guess that's right. You
seem to have lost your grip in the
big three ring circus, Tide show and
"Say, you picture of hard luck,"
rumbled the figure In the pantasote
chair, "have you any good news at
all from the ratepayers. Take pity
on me for mercy sake and tell me
something cheerful."
"That's easy," came from the perch.
"You're going to have a holiday after
the first of the year. You need it—
so does the city.    Now smile."
(Sound of the Big Smoke making a
noise like a bunch of asparagus.)
"I'm feeling faint," murmured
Rotund Robert's friend.
"Have a drink of Coquitlam water?"
"No, villain. Avaunt! Anything
but that,"
"If you are discovered, W. H., you
are found, so get out from behind
that dam"
"It's no use, Birdie," replied the
once bare-footed boy, "it's no use;
It's too late."
"Too late for what?" queried the
Jetty one, rubbing his head reflectively with his right foot, "Too late for
"Too late for me," said the lover of
electricity in corporation form. "For
one thing—'but here's Rotund Robert
and, by the shades of all surprises,
he's wearing a smile."
"Does it really look like a smile,"
sighed the newcomer, unwrapping
his 'lace, which fell away Into the
d'epth9 of its natural gloom. "I met
ybur Judicial, Irish joke factory down
the street and he gave it to mo to
wear,' but It hurts—oh how It hurts."
"Huh," growled His B-C-E-R-shlp,
"Huh,"  three  times   In    the    same
\ place;-the only joke   about him   is
•St    had   had   any
Keary—I have hung on to these two  seats for  years,  but I'm afraid it's
all up.
himself.     "Say  Robert I'm  going to
write a book on dredging."
"Y'vre, are you?" caustically remarked R. It. "Well you should
know how. judging by the way you
.sling mud."
"Bui   about  this  book,   Robert,  I'm!
going to call it Pro Bono Publico.
"What's  that  mean,   W    H.i   some-1
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,*, Mayor   Keary   (Speaking   at  A
X the West End)—"If    Mr.    Lee   £
previous  experi-   A
A enee   in    the   city    council     I   y
•:♦ would   be   the    first    man    to   y
♦ nominate him for Mayor.'           y
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V Mayor   Keary   (speaking   in   V
y the Opera House)—"I hop© in   V
? Y
V Heaven's name that    he    will   ¥
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thing to do with  a Manhattan cocktail, hasn't it?"
"No, Robert, your ignorance is appalling; it means "Two Jobs are Better than One," provided you can hold
them  both.
"I hear you've given up housekeep-
(Contlnued on Fourth Page.)
Supporters of the campaign for C itizens' Control of Municipal affairs
and no Outside Influence, should mark  their ballot as shown hereon.
Committee Rooms, Sixth Street, where all information can bo obtained from the secretary.
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Vote for Lee and fair dealing all around. ¥
The   day  of   the Star  Chamber is over, the gumshoe reign is *t|
past. I
No favoritism at the cit.y hall is a plank In the platform of ¥
The lists are complete and victory for Lee is assured, so get A
$   Mr.  Lee, the People's Candidate.
ictory for Lee is assured, so get ,
X  into line with the winning side. %
& No more one man government  in  Xew  Westminster;   every «
servant  of the  people  must shoulder his load of responsibility.     A
Free  and  open   discussion of public matters will follow the y
a T
A election  of John  A, Lee; cut and dried resolutions are no longer y
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A man cannot serve two masters,   neither  can  he ride  two y
V' horses at the same time.    The B. C. B. It, and New Westminster y
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•(• do not run side by side on tho question of the Coquitlam Dam.     ¥
"They do  be tellin'    me,    Dogan,"
said Murphy,   as  the    pair  stood  together in the  grass on Columbia St.,
just above the city hall, "They do be
tellin'   me   that   if   bee  is   lltctcd   fer
mayor  Hindus   will   be   appinted   fer
city treasurer,  an'  city  clerk an'  the
"Well   now,   will   ye   just   listen   to
him.      Bay   Murphy,   it's  a  shame  to
let   ye   run   loose.      Who     towld     ye
"1 jtst dlsremember who towid me,
but  I  think It's a  roomer     that     was
floating around  the corner of Columbia street,  near sixth."
"Well,   Murphy,   ye're   wrong.   Hindus may be  all   to   th'  good   back  in
Injy,   shooting iliphaits     with   young
cannon   an'   eatin'     rice    an'     other
things, but what d'ye suppose a poor
hathen   of   a   Hiidu   would   be   doin'
with a  tax sale list in one  hand an'
a  voters'  list  in  t'other?"
"Yis, maybe ye're right, Dogan.
maybe ye're right, but I heerd a
tremenjous piece av news a moment
"Phwat is ut, ye spalpeen?"
"It's thi3. Keary's goin' to vote fer
"Say, Murphy, get aff av th' tail av
yer coat, ye make me feel like doin'
ye an injury. Xow why th' mischief
wud  Keary  mark a  ballot  fer Lee?"
"Sure, to be on the winnin' soide,
"Murphy, if yer second cousin
wasn't uncle to me woife I'd murthei'
ye on th' spot, I wud."
"Phwat is ut now?"
"I'm afther infermation. Kin ye
tell me onnything about this wan
man gover'mint bisness. I've lost th'
drift av ut mesllf."
"Weil, Murphy, fer sake av peace
an' prosperity I'll tell ye phwat I
know. 'Tis said the Czar of Rooshia
hi a wan man gover'mint. That's
not roight; he don't have 'lis own
way anriy more than an alderman in
(Continued on Fourth Page.>
1 THE  OtTIflEN.
Saturday, December it, 1009.
should be the first to feel the axe.        he has not sat "a year" In the coun-
Issued in the interests of the cltiz-' Lee is -elected as mayor, he will have
,Mr.  Keary!  When  John  A. 'ell?
ens of New  Westminster.
"The great objection I have to the
election of Mr. Lee ds, that he has
not had sufficient experience in municipal matters; and would not be
able to grasp all tire details of the
city government without some acquaintance with them."
no need to look for a competent City
i ' Clerk, and enough experienced aldermen will be around the board, to enable him to ido justice, fully and
completely, to all public measures.
egg    i "-
Ladies and gentlemen voters, you
have a greater security for honest,
fair-minded government, when you(
elect a man who knows nothing of
the "behind-the-scenes" work of the
past: for you will undoubtedly elect,
at least two, of the "experienced"
aldermen, and with their "advice"
and their knowledge of this Wonderfully Intricate system, It will be a
strange thing If John A. Lee cannot
guide your affairs aright. He does
not seek to RULE!
he is the man who will besfMnspire
and carry out those plans which are
clearly needed, in many directions,
for the benefit of the community at
It is interesting, from the onlookers' point of view, to note the work
which  is being    attempted    by    the
 mayor's  supporters  with  a  view to
This was Mayor Keary's peroration' fojst nlm> once ag,aln| upon the elec.
at the meeting which he had called torate) and t0 judge from some of
at the Opera House on Thursday last.   thelr expressed    opinions,  it    would
We commend it to the careful con-' seem that personal animosity existed      The Citlzen eBtmn8 lt  a  pr|vlleg(,
sidtrationof the voters, for, by it, His |betweeil these  municipal contestants,   to be allowed a |>rlcf ohat witn our
Worship    stands    self confessed,  al-   instead of that, we find Mayor Keary   lady voters.   and  .beUeve„  that  they
though he has denied it, the Czar, or   stating: ..Tnat lf ,Mr. Lee had only a  aro ^ ^  taterested ,n  Qur ^
Dictator of this city. I record of one year on the council he | fare  as  the men;  they ougnt t0  be
Can it be that Mr.i Keary got rat-   would hp the .first  to nrono^p.   him " i
' wouici >oe me urst  to propose   mm.     cven  more g0| for woman-s influence
tied and made this bad break?    All   Mr   t.pp on  hi<> «;dp   sav<s   flnttprini?' «
Mr- t,ee on nis s,ae- sajs- nattering   for    g00d can be   lbrougnt    to beaJ.
hs   supporters,   that   Show   themselves    thinB-o  flbfill*   the   mnvnr   in   <5omP   rli-I     ,_ .    '
_   .«* ' inmgs aoou. the ma>or in some cm- . wh,ere a man.s begt efforts meet onlv
:o  the  public  at  least,   profess,  nay   rections,   but   differs   with  him   ma-1 lnsult
The Citizen cares not whether you
vote for Keary or for Lee, or wheth-
they  claim   absolutely    that    Mayor terially in procedure.
Keary is only one of eight elected re- The campaign manager of the may-
presentatives  ruling  this  oity. or is apparently put to his witsend to' or you uae your inflUence for one or
Now  His    Worship,     unthinkingly find supporters, and he,  presumably,' the otner; tnough it believes that the
possibly,   practically   says   No!  Stuff has therefore roped in several of Mr.   innate  common sense of the  female
and nonsense-the other seven don't Keary's personal   friends  to tell   the   mind>  the  !ntUition.  will show every
know anything about  the  affairs  of intelligent voter what they,  as indi-   jady   that change   is  (lesirable_cven
the city-they can't help Lee to gov- viduals-think!                                        I necessarv,   in   guiding  the  affairs  of
em the city.    I, the one man, am the Five of these   -gentlemen  have so   this si,ould-hc Fair City.
only one who can instruct him, '.'or far  expressed   themselves   for   publi- I     0ur princlpal street*" at their best,
I'm   in  the  know,   and  the only  one' cation   ami  thev could  not have rcn- ' ».        u .    . j       i  u
j , i-ctuon, auu  me)  couiu noi im\e ren     nave bcen neglected  and  become un-
that does  know.       "He    could    not   dered  Mr   Lee a greater service   for   ^. ,• «i   u ,,   » i >   ■
uoieu  an,  uttt a. ^ieaur stivice,  iur   ^ for traflic py any well dressed lady
grasp," etc. by their own showing they are most- j 0UI.   side   streel8   „e   unsightly.   ill-
Mr. Keary, apparently, if we read , ly old-timers; good men, sterling | kept| and ijtte,.ed wilh all kinds of
his speecn aright, (though doubtless men, whose opinions are deserving of' flhh £Lnd debris ,, ,B ,„ your ,)()W.
he will find some loop-hole to wriggle I the utmost resnec'    as a    rule-    but' u ,  j.       *       ,
f oo      j mc   uwuu&i   icapec.     as  u      mie,      mil    er    by    your    votes,     ladles,    to    sllOW
out of  the interpretation),    says you   they are  in  the same  groove as  the
whvthir this -icrlect meets with your
may elect all the aidermen you like,! mayor  to   all   intents   and   purposes; | fllin_-.nVil|.      .v c; an,e js needed.
but they only know what I choose toi they may  be,   possibly   are,   pushing I
Voti for boulevards—vote for
cleanliness—vote for purity in every
sense—vote for civic removal of rub
tell  them.     They  have  not that ca- \ men of business in their own line, but
pacity  for  grasp  that I    have;     my j what  is needed  in New  Westminster j
minister  of   finance  -is   the  only man   is more than  that     We neod nggres-
I am compelled to take,  to a limited ! sive  enterprise,   live,  up-to-date   pro- j ,     ,
,.,,;, ,  ,' ,   , Legislation, say many people, is re-
extent, into my confidence is the ob- i cedure—not antiquated ideas, and the '
viou,   meaning-   of  this   over-bearing j somewhat   selfish   old-timers  motto-1 QU,red   '°   rmedy C6rtain  ™"*:   and
maybe it Is so, but a clear-headed
business man at the head of your
civic affairs—one whose best intellect
I've had to  work  hard   for  my pile
and it's up to the new man to do
I did.
declaration, ^^^^^^^^^^^^-^^^—
Presumably even he, does not know
enough   of  internal affairs to  assist
Mayor  Keary's  successor;    .'or    the
worthy   alderman—like    his   chief— j Certificate No.   1—Eight    years    ex-
changed his mind,   five  minutes be- | perience   as
fore the twelfth hour of the day appointed—and he also ran. Naturally he  expects  to  be re-elected, but
the mayor must be either doubtful of • Has entertained  the  governor-gener
that, or else is    satisfied    that   the i al.     (Sic.)
mayor justifies re-election. No question can be asked him
with out a satisfactory (?) answer.
Has  fought   for   a  clean   exhibition.
chairman of finance has not the Information requisite for guarding the
weak knees of Mr. Lee, from the pitfalls of details, which he "must grasp
it he is to rule the city."
No other department has much to
do with the inner working of the city
hall, so it is hardly necessary to refer to them In this context. There Is
however, another nonenlty, ivho
should not be lost sight of; for it is
bis duty to know all about city affairs. Like the "permanent secretaries" of the government .departments, the city clerk Is expected to
be so Intimately acquainted with the
details of public matters as to be
able to put his hand on every precedent; to know the working of the
ccg wheels to a nicety; to be able to
, ,    .      ■ ., .  , I is not preoccupied with matters per-
An analysis of these opinions show j
taining to outside (and possibly conflicting) Interest—will do far more
to keep yourselves and families removed, from undesirable associations,
than anything else. Give your magistrates more power and let them try
if they cannot remedy some of the
Women of New Westminster, at no
Certificate No. 2.—.Mayor Keary has
been   wide   awake;  never   taken   ad
vantage of public confidence;  I have   P^lod   of   the   oity's   history   has   it
never seen undue .influence; has slatted in council, it was for the majority to decide.
Certificate No. 3—Have known Mr.
Keary 33 years; have always supported him; am connected with him In
several ways; support his connection
with B. 0, E. R.
Certificate No. 4.—Have know the
Mayor 22 years; best we ever had;
am doubtful if we have had all we
should have had, but not much to
complain of; he has done as much as
any other man could do (?)
Certificate No. .5.—Lee is inexperienced; Keary has done the best possible; he Is .good, public spirited^ pro-
viae, assist, and strengthen the ! sresslve; has never missed an oppor-
hands of the mayor, thus keeping the; 'unity; has sound judgment (?); be
civic mechanism constantly moving' ta capable of meeting the distinguish-
onward with orderly precision. \ ed visitors to the city.
The City Clerk of New Westminster
was an alderman before the mayor
Rolled Down  what logical reasons
do these friends of the Mayor pro-
aslSt.n;Thd' 'f, h* '8 "0t CaPabl6 0f ^UCe in hls lavor that Mr- Lee has
assisting the   incoming    mayor   he Uot -a claim to, except the one thit
been so important, so vitally Important, for the fair fame of the district,
that everyone of you should s'udy the
topics of the day closely, and Intelligently; put iwide all thoughts of prejudice, analyse for yourselves existing conditions, forecast carefully,
what the Immediate future Is likely
to bring forth, If civic affairs continue
in the same groove.
You have a large power In your
hands, you have a far greater power
even than that of your voting power;
the use of your healthy family Influence, and it may bo—nay It Is almost certain, that If the women of
the Hoyal City do their duty on Monday next, a new era of advancement
will open out, which will extend your
home Influence, advance the prosperity of your olty and be productive of
lasting .good throughout the province.
Give no pledge of support to either
candidate, unless you are absolutely
certain, in your heart of hearts, that
It Is a bad case indeed, and sunk to
very low depths when It becomes necessary to scatter scurrilous matter
about sub rosa; much lower still Is
It, when partisans and satellites
claiming to represent a committee go
about endeavoring to catch snatch
votes 'for their candidate; but the
lowest depth of all is reached when,
as the Citizen is credibly Informed,
Individuals are button-holing and endeavoring to coerce, or to intimidate
the electors. It will be a wholesome
lesson if one. of these sordid minded
partisans comes up against a snag
—and lands In the gaol.
Citizens awake! The crisis Is here!
The time Jias arrived when It has become the duty of the ratepayers ,-to
say, by 'their votes, whether New
Westminster is to remain as It has
been since the great tire—commercially dead—or Whether It shall
awaken and become the manufacturing centre for which nature Intended
For 11 years many citizens have
been indifferent to the mercantile and
general prosperity of the municipality; preoccupied with the rebuilding
of their lost fortunes and contenting
themselves with jthelr personal affairs, they considered this to bo a
sufficient reason for declining to
assist personally  In   the  development
of the resources of the community.
The management of the city's business has thus been left In the hands
of the few who have from time to
time bcen desirous of civic honors,
and Tor want of the best material, It
has been necessary to elect as aldermen some whose Inexperience of public affairs rendered them far too willing to accept advice without thorough
Thus public Interest has dwindled
away; the merchants and others have
ceased to attend the meetings of the
council, which, unhampered by public attendance, has resolved Itself
In'o a body carrying on the business
of the city without due consideration
of the wishes of the rate-payers and
practically controlled  by    one    man.
The crisis is here and If the present
system of civic control, not government, continues New Westminster
will ever remain whnt It has been In
the past—unprogresslve and out of
It Is for the ratepayers to say
whether they will vote on 'Monday
next for Progress or continuance of
the Stagnation of the last ten years.
It has come to the ears of Mr,
John A, Lee's committee that certain
slanders are being circulated in the
city concerning him, and that libellous literature of a type-written character, has been passed Trom hand to
hand. Any voter desirous of giving
or seeking Information will confer a
favor by communicating with the secretary at the committee room, Sixth
1. 1 .,',, IL"	
Vote for John A. L«e and HidiwtriM
for Now Westminster, *
/ Saturday, December 11, lttOtt.
People's Candidate Meets with Rousing Reception from Ratepayers
Case Made Out Against Mayor Keary—His Worship's
Municipal Race Is Run
The meeting held last night In the  fere ids,     Well all  I  have  to  say  is  treated the ci.y's chief executive With
Opera House In .the Interests of Mr.   that if he would guard everything as
A. Lee, the People's Candidate, j w,l'  as  he  has   protected  our water
mayor,   was  a   magnificent   sue-1 his  job   would   be very,    very    easy.
cess and more than demonstrated Mr.
I>e's assured victory at the polls next
On the platform, besides Mr. Lee
and Mayors, Keary, were Mr. J. W.
Creighton and several of the candidates for Aldermanic honors.
Mr. J. D. Kennedy acted as chairman and filled this position with becoming ease.
Mr. J. D. Kennedy.
"There is no necessity for me to
take up a great deal of your time.
You are all here, ladies and gentlemen to hear the candidates, and the
socner you hear them the better for
Mr. Kennedy then called on Dr. T.
P. Oreen, a candidate for school trustee, who had not received an invitation to speak at the mayor's meeting and whom Mr. Lee had kindly allowed to address tho audience last
Mr. Crelghtoii.
Following Mr. Green, the chairman
called   on   Mr.   J.   W.   Creighton  Ito,
address those present.
"Toe claims made m one of the
local papers for Mayor Keary," said
-Mr. Creighton, "I do not believe can
be attributed to His Worship. Neither he nor Mr. Lee, I am sure, claim
•that their presence here is absolutely
(•bential to the life of New Westminster.
"I think there has been altogether
too much talk in this campaign about
"I am\ quite sure that Mr. Lee
would sooner lose an election than win
It dishonestly or unfairly. Last night
you all know what happened. Mr.
L:-e ^ as not at all responsible for it.
Treat Mr. Lee fairly and you will find
him a man and a gentleman in every
Gtnse of the word. I am proud to
ei corse Mr. Lee's candidature, belie**'ng, as I do, that it is in the best
inlexsts of New Westminster."
(L.'Utl Applause and cheers.)
.Mayor B. C. E. It. Keary.
His Worship then took the platform -,i?d was greeted with some en-
tnusiasm. He made apologies for
spcakins In low tores, blaming a
weak throat for this.
The mayor had no complaint to
make against Mr. Lee. He did not
anticipue that he would be successful
(V'the— "Forget it.") but if be should
be elected, his worship was prepared
lo L'ive 11.( new mayor his hearty
s ipport.
''I'm here on my record," continued
discourtesy, he speaker pointed out
plainly how he had had to arrange
the n.eeting himself and had asked
A'd   Gray to .-ivite the whole council.
The People's Candidate then dealt
with His Woi-sl ip's "Board of Trade
bimb,' and ;ir' this connection he
staled th.'i' several of Mayor Keary's
pr-:s..nt strong supporters had positive-, refuse I to attend board meetings unless the press was excluded.
Mr. Lee als) pointed out the breach
of faith on the part of tire Daily
News, "that paper published on the
hill," which had printed a story in
spite of a particular request from
the board to have it withheld.
"In ,d entiling iwith <Mayo|r K'eairy's
public record, " said Mr. Lee, "i wish
it to be distinctly understod '.hat what
I say of Mayor Keary as a public
man has nothing to do with Mr. W.
H   Keary, a private citizen.
As to the system of disposing of
city lots from the city, I strenuously
Mayor Keary has denied that he
ever left the mayor's chair to debate
in the Interests of the B. C. E'. R.
Herg is a report of the minutes of a
meeting of three years ago," and Mr.
Lee read of His Wirship's motion to
the effect that the tram company's
annual tax be reduced from $206 to
$100. "I submit to you, ladies and
gentlemen, that Mayor Keary had
forgotten all about this meeting where
he fought for the interests of the B.
C. E. R., which it Was his duty to
do, being as he is a member of that
company's advisory board." (Laughter and applause.)
By this time His Worship was indulging in frequent "squirms," trying
to hide his confusion, as be did Jn
the West End, by successive fits of
hysterical   chuckling.
"Mayor Keary says the B. C. E. R.
Company Is the best friend New
Westminster has ever had. They
have been a good friend, but they
have not givn us the best service and
the  mayor,   "a  rteord   of   eight  years ' vored few."
oppose it.     All should have an equal [the best is none too good. .Applause.)
opportunity  to   purchase   any lot  up |     Why,  if  they are  our  best friend,
for sale, and the knowledge that any j did they not build the MiUslde exten-
piepe   of   city   property  lis available I."ion   when   the   construction  of   that
to buyers should not be kept to a fa-1 piece of Work meant so much to New
and that record I am prepared to de-
fi iid. 1 :i, ver mention names," said
h", all J !i the next breuth he drag*r-
>.d Mr. .his. -Cunningham into the
discussion en the question of selling
the gas plant.
Then 111* Worship sprung a bomb
shell, a lerri! 't piece of heavy artillery and here it is: Mr. L*3 had,
t»w years ayo, moved a resoluthn in
  the   Board   rl   Trade  to   exclude  re-
what the B. C. E. R. has done for ,
         ,    J porters  trom meetings  of the  board.
this city. That, I take it, is out of
place. The B. C. E. R. is a large
company and can very well take care
of itself. What we want to look into
is His Worship's record as chief
fusing to the question of city water, Mr. Creighton dealt with the
apathy of the City Council in this
matter when tho question was .first
raised and effective steps could have
been taken.
"Now, ladles and gentlemen, who
pUI this burning matter before the
Hojv Frank Oliver? Was it the
mayor? No, It was not, as you all
know. It was Mr. Leo (Applause).
The mayor sat there and spoke only
three words and those wore ' seven'.y-
flve   inches.'      (Loud   laughter.)
A  few  moments later the speaker
asked who  would    be    mayor    next
Several small boys—"Keary."
The audience—"Lee."
"It is never advisable  to keep  on
In the old groove,"    continued    Mr.
Creighton, "and opposed    to    that l
think the mayor's plea for re-election
because  he has been  there so long
falls rather flat.
"Bio Worship wishes to return to
Mr. Lee next referred to the mayor's statement made  the evening pre
vlously  to     the eliteet that     the timber
about Coquitlam. .lake was valueless.
Opposed to this 'Mr. Lee called to
the recollection of his hearers that
the City Council of 1905 in Star
Chamber session, had made a deal J
to dispose of that very timber to
Ironsides, Rannie and Campbell for
$20,000,   an   arrangement,     however,
Thia rotirence .to a private body wa«
in defence of Star Chamber sessions
of Hi*1 C.ty Ouneil, a public tody.
There was plain throughout course
of His Worship's remarks, a strong
undercurrent at the failure of other
members of the council to rally to
his defense during the present campaign, "but," said the mayor, "I can
bear my own burdens myself."
His Worship took his seat amid
some more applause.
Mr. Lee,
Chairman Kennedy then asked Mr.
John A. Lee .to take the platform and
the People's Candidate rose to his
tenet amid storms of applause.
"Mr. Chairman, ladles and gentlemen," said Mr. Lee, "I am more than
pleased to again appear before such
a large audience. In the .first place,
I wish to point out to the electors,
ond especially to the ladies, that in a
campaign such (as this things lare
said which are not altogether parliamentary. I do not take offense at
what his worship says with regard
lo my Inexperience, neither must he,
r< t'rlng from office, (take -umbrage
at criticism  o-; his public acts."
D-aling w 11 the Interview In this
ci y vlth Hon Frank Oliver and the
which was nipped In the bud.
On the question of the water, Mr.
Lee said "1 claim that the Dominion
government nor any government has
any authority to take from this city
the rights which it has purchased and
which has been granted by an order
in council.     (Applause.)
Mr. Loo again pointed out the veracity of the city's financial statement
which he had read the previous evening and which His Worship had questioned. The speaker showed the increases on the wrong side of the ledger, concluding with "really I don't
think, with all my inexperience, T
could   do   very     much    worse    than
"This is a Istrenuous campaign,"
said Mr. Lee, "and I have not been
able to afford to hire the services of j V
Westminster?        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
"If they are our best friend, why
do they make Columbia Street a car
barn  every  tiig-ht?"'
Mr.  Lee  then  dealt with the water-
question,   reviewing   the   around   for
the beneifit  of those    who    had    not
heard him at the West End and Sapperton.      In   masterly   passages   Mr,
Lee   handled    this    most    important
question,   repeatedly  being  interrupted by applause from his hearers.
In closing his address, Mir. Lefc
outlined the platform for which he
stood, public discussion of public affairs, pure water, no favoritism and
I the several other important issues
! Which have appealed so strongly to
the majority of the ratepayers, and
asked the voters, if they wished to
endorse his Stand to mark their ballots for him on Monday.
On concluding the People's Candidate was given another send-off of
applause, and the meeting dispersed
having been overwhelmingly In favor
of Mr. Lee.
Vote for John A. Lee and the city's
right to control its own internal affairs. *
em rgetlc   campaign   manager   as X
We have strenu- ¥
His Worship has.
ous men  <
m both sides and some of •?
bower to further guard the city's in-  mayor's IntittWtyft that Mr. Lee had
the statements made about me are
pimply contemptible, but I do not
blame 'the mayor for these.
-Now His Worship  has said  that
I *jhJm*i^>^h**<JmJ»>JhJnJm*<^m{h^mJi *J«X**X,*X-*X*
The  British Columbia  Elec-  ¥
trie  Railway  Is  moving  every  V
Influence to force the Coquitlam   ♦*•
,♦.   dam  down  the throats of the
£   people of New Westminster.
New  Westminster is the envy of all | ♦,♦
Mayor Keary's    opinion    of
his    own
friend New
Vancouver and Victoria?
»x«:»k*<^k»X'*:mx-*X"X^«x^^ THE  CITIZEN.
Saturday, December U, 1909.
iFirst to his country, next to his city
and then to himself and family. This
duty Is exercised in all civilized countries by means of his voting power,
and by that means he or she brings
a direct influence to bear upon the
whole of these, which at first sight
appear divergent.
The Intelligent voter on Monday
next should consider, not his own particular prejudice in favor of any candidate, but rather study the individuals who have submitted themselves
■to his judgment and who must abide
by the decision of the majority.
He should ask himself, what do I
know In favor of this man?   tFimt is
he capable, then, is he a man I would
trust to manage my own individual
business?    Will he   work    thoughtfully   an   economically   but   at the
same 'time judiciously?    Can I rely
upon his honor and can he express
my views upon public matters? Finally has he the manhood to stand up
"—alone    if   necessary—and    oppose
anything which he cannot conscientiously support?
No business man would  think  of
bringing  into  his  employ any man
without a very careful  investigation
as to the ability, the intelligence, the
honesty of   the would-be   employee.
Civic  contests  are  only slightly different; for although there may be no
salary,   comparatively,   attached   to
the  position of alderman or  mayor,
there is a definite reward to be reaped by  every  successful candidate in
the knowledge that he is chosen by
his fellow citizens as one of the leaders of public opinion; a custodian of
the  people's  money;     the steersman
Who  guides some special department
at public utility for the general benefit.
Citizens of New Westminster weigh
the men whom you select as your representatives on Monday next, for by
so doing you will Increase the honor
for those elected; strengthen the
hands of the executive head and enlarge the opportunities for future
Prosperity In your City and District.
(Continued from First Page.)
this here city, he's too busy dodgln'
bombs an' rotten eggs an' superannuated cats an' other fragrint bo-
kays. No th' Czar of Rooshia is no
wan man gover'mint, but it's different with things .here. When ye kin
grab all th' strings in one fist and
shake the other at yer fellow min
with suitable words acoompanyin' ye
are gettin' along some."
"That's -enough, Dogan, I'm av th'
opinion I kin learn more from me
frlnd Misther Keary than I kin from
ye along this here line. Annyway, I
hope th' nixt mayor lives on th'
same street as mesilf, so's I kin have
a pavement an' one or two ilictric
lights an' a few other conveniences."
(Continued  from First Page.)
ing W. H."
"Who told you. that Robert?"
"I don't remember, but somebody
was saying this morning you were an
advisory boarder of the B, C. E. R."
"Yes I'm one of the B. C. Elect all
right and New Westminster should
be proud of WE.'
"It should, but it ain't."
"Robert  your  grammar  is fierce."
"Is It? Well it ain't half so fierce
as what's going to happen Monday."
Then the clock ticked on in silence
and the raven was heard to remark
as he flew out the door,
Of all the sad words of tongue or pen
The saddest are these, it is, but It
shouldn't ought to have been.
.♦♦.♦.    ........................................
The People's Candidate
who  founded New Westminster?
Mayor Keary.
Who sold the bonds  (after 'steen
years conversation about it) ?
Mayor Keary.
Who built the ark?
Mayor Keary.
Who won the Minto Cup?
Mayor Keary.
Who presides in the Star Chamber?
Mayor Keary.
Who is up against it?
Mayor Keary.
Who knows a dam when   he   sees
Mayor Keary.
Who hag served his last term as
William Holland Keary.
The people have known for eight
years, but the authorities were blind!
to our needs; particularly the necessity of street Improvements in New
.Westminster, and this notwithstanding the fact that Mayor keary has
been the Ruling Power for,-.all, that
period.    Therii is no evidence Of ac
tion, until it becomes necessary to
find some "urgent reason" for giving
him another "term at least" as his
mayoral address (presumably sanctioned by him) put it.
Now is that a sound reason to put
before the public? It seems that
the reverse is the case; for, if such
a necessity existed, surely the wisest
thing, the most statesmanlike, from
a citizen's point of view, would have
been to have dealt with the subject
early m the reign of the Presiding
Deity. It would then have been
completed, in all probability, long before thev autumnal rains had turned
our main thoroughfare Into a quagmire. If cellars have been flooded it
is-the -fault of the mayor principally;
it is a well known fact, that the wiser
heads have long pressed it on.the attention of their leader. Was It that
policy demanded that the work should
not be begun in time to be completed during the present reign, In
case no reasonable (?)! excuse for reconsideration of the mayor's re-Iterated assurances of retirement might
be available?
The public (who pays the piper)
may dance in mud and slush, but It
Is necessary in the opinion of some
few Individuals to find some reason
for maintaining the reign intact during the life (If possible) of the present incumbent. T'he Citizen would
like to know if it Is customary, In
:any town, .for  the chief magistrate
to go upon the streets and personally
see to the work being properly done.
This city has a thoroughly capable
engineering staff, and.it is for them
to supervise the work; under the direction possibly of the chairman of
board of works, and these .two are
jointly responsible.
It is absurd—preposterous—to suggest that the mayor should lay claim
(or any one for him) to be the only
man capable of directing to a successful issue work of the oharacter now
being undertaken on our public
streets. He has no responsibility In
it now.
The engineers and board of works
officials must alone be- held responsible and whether it may be Mayor
Keary or Mayor Lee, no interference
should be allowed.
No joy so great but runneth to an end
No  hap  so  hard   but may in time
If you would make the best of life
my friend
To guide your city's future*-John A.
Lee you'll send.
As just cause for the re-election of
Mayor Keary, Mr. Trapp, one of his
prominent supporters, gives as a reason for endorsing the present chief
executive's candidature, his able administration of the affairs of the olty.
He cites the hopeless condition in
which His Worship had found the
civic finances on taking office and
how he had brought the city's treas-
urp up to such a satisfactory point.
Mr, Leo then read the following financial statement, proof positive that
the monetary affairs of New Westminster had gone back rather than
forward during Mlayor Keary's Ire-
Mr. Lee then dealt with tho financial condition of the city. The overdraft of tho city at the bank In 1901,
he said, was $5000 while the mortgage
account was $14000. On November
30, 1909, the city overdraft was $68,-
017.60 caused by civic improvements
undertaken and not yet provldod for
by the sale of debentures. From the
accounts in the treasurer's office It
was shown that $31,307 was allowed
for street Improvements and sewers,
$4000 for sidewalk, refund from the
Dominion and Provincial governments
and an estimate of the receipts due
before the end of the year was: $5000
provincial government school grant;
*4031, government Lulu Island bridge
grant; $500, water frontago rent;
$1200, road tax; $3000, licenses;
$2500 profit for light department for
November, and $1000 profit for waterworks department for November. This
made a total of $52,601 to be returned to the city by the sale of debentures and otherwise to reduce the
overdraft. This made the city's net
liability at the end of December, 1909,
amount to '$15,416.60. This made a
reduction of the overdraft and expenditure in city current account
since 1901 of $3,583.40, a good thing
In its way, but hardly as large as
Mayor Keary had intimated. Moreover, it was claimed by the Mayor
that the bonded indebtedness of the
city was in a better condition than
ever before. In 1901 the indebtedness of the city was $953,000 and the
debenture interest was $120,800, making a total of $1,073,800. Since that
time the bonded Indebtedness of the
city had Increased  $185,800.
Arrears of taxes, 31 Dec. 1901, was
$91,964.93; in 1909 it was $16,327.93,
a reduction In the taxes due of $75,-
Mr. Robert Jnrdlnc, einnpnlgn
munagor for His Worship Mayor
Koary, i.s having a strenuous time
these days explaining why n seat on
the B. C. E. R. Advisory Board Is a
fitting anil necessary qualification for
Polling Next Monday, December
13 th Inst.
At the City Hall.
Sapperton, Fire Hall.
West End, Waterworks Storehouse,
Tenth Street.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vote as early as possible.
The best Mayor obtainable. The
Best Business Men as Aldermen.
The Best Citizens. The Best Stores.
The Best Market. The Best Transportation. The Best Mills (varied).
If all tho Best Voters do their duty
on Monday next—we will have them.
Vote for Lee and Enterprise!
Vote for John A. Lee and against
private agreements on public questions. *


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