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 THE CITIZEN
VOLUME 2, No. 1.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1911
THE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS.
••■       To    profit  by  experience—
••-    vide   Auditor's  Report.
•••       To    elect    representatives—
•••    not have them foisted.
•••       To    learn    the    truth—not
•••have garbled statements.
•••       To know where money goes
•••    —They didn't before 1910.
•••       To have a capable man as
•••   mayor—.-who has    no    axe to
♦   grind.
•••       To have a go-ahead policy.
••—That's Lee's.
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MAYORALTY CONTEST
AND THE CITIZEN
A remarkable pronouncement, on
last year's mayoralty contest appeared in the Daily News of this city on
December 16, 1900. In the light of
the course of that newspaper during
tho year, which hus so enthusiastically Mpbtun-d tho candidature ut
Mr. T. .1. Trapp, it is worth recalling:   •
"Wo know that tho best men and
•women In Now Wtwtmlimter view
tho coming year with Tnlst-irin-rs
and concern, and for this they
have certainly good reason. They
cannot but feel that a tried and
trusted citizen has ben hurled from
office for no fault of any kind, yet
almost with ignominy, to make
room for one wiho is certainly a
cute and clever business man, but
of whose real fitness for the position in which he is now placed no
one knows anything. Apart altogether from the ordinary administration functions of our chief magistrate there are duties only slightly less Important to be performed
by him. Amongst these will be
the reception of distinguished visitors to our city. It can scarcely
be expected that these will now be
treated with that dignity and cour-
teiy which has hitherto been observed, etc."
Will any fair-minded citizen who
has followed the public career of
Mayor Leo during the past year subscribe to this? Is there any citizen
with only the Interests of the city at
heart who did not denounce this as
manifestly unfair at the time it was
written, who has not Observed that
this unfairness In considering Mayor
Lee's administrative acts has continued, and that an attempt has been
made to place the Mayor in an unfavorable light before the ratepayers,
throughout the year, that, In short,
the News has been true to Its New
Year's resolution, and the bidding oif
its masters. Personal anln. as and
unjust criticism have been the lot of
Mayor Lee ever since the above was
inspired by those who dictate the
c-lvlo policy of the Dally Newa. Bo
petty h«w been tho oharanrtep of tho
BLESSED IS HE THAT EXPECTS.
^^^^^^^^   m MASTER'S YOlctf
THE OLD TUNE BEING  PLAYED, "GIVE ME BACK MY OLD LOVE,
—MISS   WESTMINSTER,
Tho inspiration of ex-Mayor Keary has led his "Tillicum" to dress
up in his best and try to win Miss Westminster back from Mayor Lee.
—Courtesy Vancouver Mail.
presiding genius of tho organ, which   justify   his   re-election,   The   Citizen
pleads a reason for its re-appearance,
if it meets with facts and sound argument the unfair attacks on the People's
Mayor, if it counteracts the one-sided
and   manifestly   dishonest   tactics   of
Mr. Trapp has adopted as his own,
that, forgetting the duty of the press
is to guide public opinion with fairness and sincerity, no occasion has
been missed for mud-slinging and
showing personal animosity against
Mayor Lee and his supporters, past
and present. A fair field is all that
Mayor Lee desires, and it would l>o
far   better   for   his   own   personal   ad-
vaatags if he were able conscientiously to quit tlio Job; but. Wio-re am
many thlngrs outstanding which It is
absolutely necessary should be car-
lied through by the man who is in
the  "know"  of its intricacies,  if  the
Last Civic Election the late
mayor, speaking in the West
End meeting, said: "If Mr. Lee
had had any previous experience in the city council I
would be the first man to nom-
ate him for mayor." We wonder—but. there, promises are
like pie crust and made to be
broken. Well! Well! Blessed
is he that Expecteth nothing!
He won't be disappointed.
THE RAVEN IN
THE BOARi ROOM
"What  kind   of   an   undertakers'
convention  is  this?"  soliloquised the
mandate of the people given last elec- j they  represent
tion is to be fulfilled. There are many ways of working
That those who are hot behind the   against a man, without saying a word,
. ,       , ,  , , .        and there have been many instances
scenes may not be misled by spurious     , .. .     , .      , . .,   '    .     . j
of this observed and talked about by
argument  and   cooked   reports,  that   thc man on the street
the newly enfranchised and all citi-  ■—-
zens may be properly informed as to 1 ., ,       ...._.
, Ante for Lee and against a return
tire  conditions which  led   to  Mayor \ )(,  .,  K0Ve,.„,„ent of a clique,  by a
a certain   clique,   if it   presents   the Raven as he sl'd into the Board of
liKts   of   a   square   deal   all   round, Control room, and hopped un h«o,in*
The Citizen will consider it has done the "Big Smoke"
a  public  service  for  New  Westmin-        Aftpr  r,rQ.   .  , ,
ster. After  first taking  a  glance across
  \-he   ro01*   at  Nets  Nelson,   who  wa8
HMVOSSIB-LE' \ *'oatllnB to Walter GUIey. from a ««w
'   \VmoU   of   JoUea   by   Maws   Cotirwortta.
Ves. it is absolutely impossible £or\ ,he ,jird turned his attention to W H
man   to   carry   out   retorma,   no / 13-CE.It.   JCeary
"Where's Trapp, Bill?"
_    _   'Search   me.Guesa   he's  out   telling
private piques and quarrels, and work j the ratepayers HOW much he dislikes
for the advantage of the people whom | me," replied W. H., idly reading from
the minutes of the last R. A. and I.
Society, the president's flattering ref-
»no man to carry out rerormB, no
mutter 1-ow urg-ent they be. unless he
is backed-up by men of intellect; men
who  are  content  to  drop  their  own
Lee's election last year    and    which
clique for a clique.
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Mayor Leo, the people's can- y
didate, asks for an endorsement A
of his policy and seeks rc-olec- ¥
tion on a progressive platform, ¥
with strict business arrangements In civic affairs and a fair
deal with all corporations.
.. Mayor Lee stands for an impartial consideration of tho
provincial auditor's report -and
the adoption of such recommendations as may be advisable
or necessary for the improvement of the city's accounting.
Mayor Lee has shown during'   y
thc   past   year that he nppre-  X
elated the  need  of permanent »!.
work, and the making of such y
prcpiii'ations as should meet the X
rapid antl continuous expansion y
of the city. |
Mayor  Lee  has  planned  all &
Improvements on such a scale y
as should   tend   eventually  to i
greater   cftioienoy,   permanency »•«
and  economy;   particularly  the J|
work which is now under way, Sll"*'
erences to the manager.
"What do you think of it, anyway?"
queried the mysterious William.
"Think of what," returned the
Raven, as he sleepily watched Walter
and Nels holding a mutual admiration session in the corner.
"The election, of course, you fool."
"That's not an election, It's a
shame. What harm did Trapp ever
do you that you should turn such a
joke on him? Trapp would make a
respectable run on his own legs; but
with his ankles hobbled, and you and
the Board for crutches, he won't be
able to limp in in time to save his
deposit."
Just then Charlie Welsh came with
the news that there was a rumor
n'loat that Lee had been offered a
place on the Board of Control.
"We've got to deny it," said Charlie
w ith some heat.
Xels Nelson grew a little excited
as well—"Sure we've got to deny it,"
he ejaculated, unconsciously slamming Walter Gilley over the head with
the volume of Cotsworth
"I'm just about tired of denying,
tilings," yawned Bill; "I'd like to do
something else—for a change".
"Well, then," suggested* the raven
with a wink, "say that Lee IS going
to jion the Board."
"Nothing stirring, Birdie," remarked the advisory member of the other
hoard, "absolutely NOTHING stirring.    He'd have Cotsworth in here.
MAYOR JOHN A. LEE
has been completed during
t|ie year by the engineering dc-  ¥
pnrtniCMs of the city, A
A.
"Yes, he might," said the black
one as he hopped through the door,
"and I wonder what WWW ^-jppst*
if he did?" THE CITIZEN.
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1911.
THE CITIZEN | DOGAN TALKS ON
Issued, in the interests ;of the, Citi-i1
zens of New Westminster.
It Is Better Sd.
THE CONTEST
The Mayoralty contest is on and an
Opportunity will be afforded the citizen*, to gain a knowledge of certain
civile issues in their   proper   setting.
Many ratepayers were   afraid   that,
should Mayor Lee be returned unop-i
posed, there would be no public op
portuhity to clear up those questions;
of   civic    administrations   at  issue, j
They will be gratified.    And Mayor*
Lee can well welcome a contest in thei
open which   will   reveal   who   arei
really at the bottom of the bitter ajt-j
tagoniam which has been maiu'lfeetly
at work In secret to prevent his most
cherished ideas for the progress of
the city being carried into effect.
Mr. T. J. Trapp has anounced bis
Intention bf running in the race for
the'mayoralty Chair. No better candidate can be found; for judging by his
past reputation, this gentleman will
-not   countenance     malpractices   or
mean trickery of any kind.   The citizen is, however, satisfied    that   the
candidate is running, not of his own
free will, but because -the men of the
paet regime have been looking round
-to; find a reputable man whose char-
yit*r was sufficiently   high to   give
them a chance,   under cover   of his
shadow, to once again mix up things
generally and manipulate the affairs
of the city (as conscientic-usly as circumstances would permit)    for   the
personal benefit of themselves, their
relatives and friends.
*t*he people of the city are   to   be
congratulated that such  a man has
-b-M-nto-UTid tor It    his    "lMftnerouBly
si-rued ana influential lnvltatton," had
not been forthicomingr—from some unknown aotuve—dt would have seemed mmeihing like    a man    offering
himself for the public weal, whereas
no# it Is evident that he is being
tocriftcefl on the altar of friendship,
rather than in the interests of civic
morality.    Whether   the   friendship
be personal, or co-operative, or only
in the interests of a corporation we
are not specifically informed—-it is
•for our readers to judge.
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FRIENDS.
Save us from our friends! It is
very frequently the case that troubla
to caused to a candidate and his wishes
set at naught by the egotism of pro-
fessed friends.
We'believe that Mr. Trapp has "no
desire to wash dirty linen in public.
"but! wlti his colleagues respect this
gentlemanly sentiment?"
A. true friend, is the man who
comes out in the open and in manly
fashion states simply and plainly—
"I believe your opponent is the better
man and my duty as a citizen demands that I give him my vote."
-The candidates have many good
characteristics in common and there
is- no reason (except for their
friends") why the contest should not
be one of courtesy—even though th ?
hits be hard.
The firmest friends are frequently
those who have exchanged the hardest blows (verbal, we hope) and
thereby learned the better how to
appreciate each other at their sterling value.
"Murphy come here; phiwlhere aire
yez goin' in slch a divil av a hurry?"
yelled Dogan, as he saw his friend
burning the Columbia street pavement with his feet.
."Don't Shtop me, Dogan, or 04*11
fergit phwat 01 wuz goin' afther."
"An' phwat iz ut ye're goin* afther
wid ail thot haste?"
"Well, Dogan, Misther Keary—him
wid the electric touch—wants his disguise."
"His disguise An'   tare an'   ages,
what might thot be?"
"Oi'm not sure mesilf, Dogan; but
Oi'm av the upimion it's some sort
of hardware. He says, there's an
iliction comin', an' he needs it in his
blzlness."
"What's his blzlniss?"
"Supplyin* iliotnic power to muny-
sipal illctions, av coorse. But say
Dogan, speakin' of Illctions an' hardware, an' slch bric-a-brac, have ye
heerd tell av a man named Trapp recently?"
"Oi have thot, Murphy, an' n
moighty daclnt little man he is too;
but shuake an' potheen it's gettln'
Into moighty bad coompany he is av
late. Sure an oi'm sore tempted to refuse to cut his grass the next totaie
he offers me the job."
Phwy, phwat's the mather wid him,
Dogan."
"Mather, me boy; phwat's the mat-
ther?     An*   pwhere  have  yez been
fer the past week?    Howldln' yez hed
In a sewer?    D'ye mane   to   say   ye
haven't heerd av the mictions, an' uC
Trapp runnln'  fer Mayor, an'  Keary
runnin'   behind   "nVm,   an'   the   boon!
av control, runnta' behind Keary; .in'
JL,ee ahead ot the whole boonch ? Ye
suprlse mo, Murphy, an' ye {rive mo
the pip as well. Go home an' study
yer almanac an* find out what wood
pile Bill Keary's playing' nigger In.
Then call fer me; an' Oi'll show ye
how to mark a ballot fer Lee."
be delighted to have him removed
from a position which, by virtue of his
office, enables him to keep in close
touch with every movement in their
favor. It is for the citizens to decide
whether the man, who has stood to
his gun in defence of city proprietary
rights over its Water Source, is to
bo maintained, and supported in his
action or whether they are content
to lose all that the Champions of Pure
Water have been fighting for.
It is too late now to change the
leader and wo believe that a mandate
will be clearly voiced by the people
and the order issued by the eleotor-
ate:-~STAND FIRM! NEW WESTMINSTER IS BEHIND YOU.
> Vote for Lee and the completion of
the audit.. .Have what can be proven
confirmed, what cannot be proven,
struck out—No favoritism.
HE BEARS THE BRUNT!
•New Westminster has a future.
Shall we stultify Us development by
a surrender of our rights and privileges to any person, company or corporation.. .Never!. .Vote for Lee and
the people's rights.
The soldier who defends a position
is the hero of his countrymen; the
man who stand up single-handed for
a principle Is equally deserving of
recognition.
Mayor Lee is in this position; for
alone and without material aid, he hrv-
for the last two years stood up for
the Rights of the People of New
Westminster and the adjacent district. At a meeting of the citizens, he
was appointed to deal with a matter
of Importance to the countryside and
city alike.
The question is still in abeyance,
and the city has put in an appearance
in the Supreme Court at Ottawa to
defend the Rights of the People.
Mayor Lee and a minority of the
council have been most prominent in
the defence of the water rights of Unpeople and thereby have incurred the
enmity (for it can be called by no
other name) of the corporation desirous of getting control of what the
citizens have believed to be the.rs. by
Government grant, until the Minister
of the Interior declared the cancellation of the grant on what is neither
more nor less than a technicality,
viz., the fact that Mayor Lee's predecessor (who is, or was an official
of that company) bad failed to have
the land surveyed although the money
had been duly paid by tho city.
Mayor Lee had borne the brunt of
the city's defence of its rights, even
before he was elected last year, and
doubtlss the city's opponents would
Wo have dealt fairly with the B.C.
Electric Railway, hut it seems that
nothing hut a complete surrender of
all our rights will satisfy.
snow »ns.
This Is what the average citizen is
saying now.
Show ME what difference there is
in Trapp's policy to that which Leo
has bcen carrying out during the last
year, I'm from Missouri, and I want
to know where it lies—if there is any.
Stripped of banderol, It seems that
there Is a bunch against your present
mayor; some one has got in for him,
and they see a chance of throwim;
something, in the hope that it'll stick
and knock him over, possibly.
This doesn't seem fair to me, to
let off the councillors; and pitch on
to ONE man, when there's half a
dozen who are equally responsible for
anything that has been done; or anything that ain't been done. I see by
the paper that "Lee has done many
things which are discreditable to him,"
but why don't that there paper put
it down in black and white what they
things are? It's all very well for
them newspaper chaps to think theys
going to ~*pull the wool over Other
chaps' think-tanks, and make "em believe all TH13Y writes; but It don't BO
with us men from Missouri.
Vote for Leo mid n fair and reasonable business arrangement with nil
corporations nnd companies.
ALLEE   SAMEE   SIAMESE  TWINS.
I have NO strings on Keary;
And he has no strings on me.
We're both as independent NOW,
As two such men can be.
Now  let me tell a  story—
About old days gone by;
When we were In our glory!
Bill and I.
Say! wasn't THAT a good one?
I tell you, that its Trapp
Who knows the yarns of long ago,
No wonder that you clap.
NOW, I'll show you In a minute,
Or at least I'll have a try,
That TOGETHER we're NOT IN IT!"
Bill and I.
Why the way we used to quarrel,
It really was a treat;
We used to get SO angry,
That we stood upon our feet.
WE had NO open meetings
In the dear old  R.  A,  I,,
But  we   certain   sure,   did   scrap   in
private!
Bill and I.
Then there's that B.C. Electric
And the rumors run around,
That they've some private wires on
me,—ME!
Deep,    deep,    beneath the ground;
But I will soon convince you,
Or at any rate, I'll try,
That WE hate those street car people.
Bill and I.
So let nothing again mislead you,
But proceed to make ME mayor;
And I will be good humored,
In that honored civic chair,
But, remember,—over all things,—
What I'm telling YOU, that I,
And Bill Keary, light like fury;
Bill and I.
SANE VIEWS OF
LABOR CANDIDATES
The first gun was fired in tho municipal campaign on Thursday last,
when the labor union candidates invited their friends, and the citizens
generally, to hear their views at Sapperton.
The meeting was not a largo one
—some 60 people—but the speakers
were earnest men who felt what they
stated as their opinions, to be true,
and for the benefit of the citizens.
There was a true ring about their
words; a thoughtful study was apparent; and a recognition of earnest
effort to conduct the business of the
city satisfactorily, was bestowed upon
the mayor and corporation, as a
whole, by almost every speaker.
Three candidates have been selected by the labor men to run for tho
aldermanic board; and each one had
something valuable to bring forward
for the consideration of the electors.
Mr. Jackman, speaking on the Government Auditor's report, considered
the council had side-tracked it, and
that it was up to the new council
to take It up, sift it thoroughly, and
provide such remedies as were neCes
sary to place the city affairs on a
business footing. Ho supported tho
single tax "as suggested by Mayor
Lee"; and strict enforcement of the
Health bylaws. A very desirable suggestion, and one which should be
supported, was the appointment of
free scavengers to look after tho
refuse of the city from house to tiousr.
Mr. J. H. Campbell, In an excellent
speech, thought the council should
have dealt with the auditor's report
In a business-like way. II elected,
"he was prepared to take hold of It
and deal with it."
Speaking of the slngl*' tax, he claimed the labor men had ilrst advocated It;
then Mayor Lee had raised the question of exemption of nnprovem,,nls
on taxation. Alderman Welsh i„u,
then touched upon it, and finally Mr.
Trapp had Inserted It in his address
as mayoralty candidate. Mr. Campbell is evidently a thoughtful man,
and hns a pleasing manner of expressing his views.
The last Aldermanic candidate of
the Union was Mr. Do-hl, who,
amongst other subjects, dealt with
the necessity of ctvtc control over
weights and measures, particularly as
regards the principal articles of consumption such as bread, milk, etc.
He also held (very properly), "that
the city should take steps to see that
only the purest of food supplies wero
sold in the city, and that public
scales be provided for the weighing
of coal and other commodities sold
by retailers.
The approving nod of Ills Worship
seated amongst the audience, showed
that Mayor Lee approved of the suggestion. His Worship had earlier addressed a few words to those present
at the request of Chairman Christie.
Vote for Iiee and an open council.
JUST  A TEW POINTERS.
Leo represents tho |>coplc.
Trapp stands for Kcarylsni and
everybody knows what THAT means.
Listen to Hie men who arc howling
loudest against tho present mayor;
then rend the history Cotsworth wrote
In tho city hull records.
As a citizen, T. J. Trapp commands
the respect of citizens... In allying
himself to the company lie has chosen
(of late), he lays himself open to tho
public censure ho Is sure to get at
the polls.
Mr. Trapp says ho was practically
FORCED to enter tho civic list**; when
he answers tho query: "Who forced
him?" he will be telling something
that everybody knows already.
. .If tho men who brought the president of tho R.A. and I. Society Into
the field are playing the game as It
should bo played, why have they
neglected to Invito Mayor Lee to any
of their meetings?
. .To vote for Leo Is to continue a
government of tho people by the people, for the people. MONDAY, JANUARY », 1911.
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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 much.
Tuesday Night, the 10th Inst
Opera House, 8 p. n%.
Mr. Trapp invited to be present and speak
EVERY  PERSON WELCOME
LEE FOR MAYOR
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•   MONDAY, JANUARY ft 1911.
THE FIRSr GUN
IN THE COM
Mayoralty Candidate of the Clique
Offers His Great Denial.
Mr. T. J. Trapp, who aspires to the
mayoralty chair on Thursday nlg-ht
opened the campaign in the St. Barnabas   Hall,    which    accommodates
about sixty.    The hall was fairly well
filled, but many   more   might   have
been accommodated wthout standing
room being   required.    Mr.   W.   T.
Cooksley was requested to lake the
chJalr, after Mr. McAdam had point
blank refused to do so.    Mr. Traipp
was given a respectful and quiet hearing, but as a matter of fact the speaker must have realized his chilly reception and therefore contented himself with taking up the planks of his
anounoed platform, making no comparison with the present Mayor's administration, except to   express   his
own feeling that it had accomplished
much good work.    Although no one
challenged Mr. Trapp he volunteered
the information that he had no connection with the W. H. Keary clique,
but admitted that he and   the   ex-
mayor were old "tillicums."
Mayor Lee received no invitation to
be. present.
Mr. Trapp. i
in addressing the fifty people present
(advertised by the Daily News as a
-'Largely Attended   Meeting") stated
that a business man should be elected
to.the mayoralty and taking up bis
platform,    touched    on   Uu   various
planks.    The city hall should be run
as a business ottlce.    The best should
be   obtained   lor   the   civic   positions
and tho employees be expected to do
their beat.     He was not saying that I
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NEW WESTMINSTER CIVIC ELECTION
8? MAYOR LEE
THE  POPULAR CANDIDATE
MAYOR  LEE  during the last year has
Y done more for the city and the lower
♦> mainland than any previous occupant of
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♦♦♦ LEE stands for careful, but
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done tills, and decided upon the mutter.
Columbia Street.
Trapp commended the coun-
this was not being done. Economy
also he considered necessary in the
work of the city, and he thought that
many expenses could be cut down.
Speaking of road improvement, Mr.
Trapp stated that from hearsay, he
was Informed that $20,000 had been
received in taxes from Lulu Island,
but the streets there were impassable. The excuse had been that
rock was not obtainable. Mr. Trapp
had replied to the complaints that he
knew the city was trying to improve
the street, for the single reason that
this would be beneficial to the city.
Evidently Mr. Trapp wae satisfied
personally.
Referring to the paving of Third
street against which objections have
been made'on the ground of cost, Mr.
Traipp thought that it was a question
of. whether such work was not too
expensive He thought that the city
should find out what was the most
economical road paving, the cheapest
wtUh efficiency.
The citizens were of opinion that
the council of ex-Mayor Keary HAD
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cil  on the    building    of.    Columbia
street.    He had travelled largely and
had never seen a better street.    He
hoped that New Westminster would
prosper so that th street could be
carried right through to Sapperton.
Single Tax.
Mr. Trapp said that he had been
of the opinion   for years   that   the
single tax was.the only proper system of taxation for a city.    It was
uot  right  that the  absentee  speculator should not pay as much taxes as
the man who budlt on his property.
Mayor Jjco warn tlio first man to
bring forward the Single Tax and
probably few really know what it
means. It Is not so simple as Messrs.
Welsh and Trapp would appear to
think.
An Interesting address on the increase of .the "buggy business" followed; this was succeeded by personal
reminiscences of the "City Market,"
after which our genial friend returned to his platform.
The speaker recalled the statement
of Lloyd's agent many years ago that
New Westminster would eventually
eclipse Vancouver, a fresh water port
always "getting away with" a nearby
salt water port. He believed that
this would yet .happen.
The speaker next suggested the necessity of keeping the city white, and
thought that tho council especially
should employ only white labor.
Mayor Lee has made a standing
order to this effect and also to employ
residents In preference.
B. C. E. R. Car Extensions.
Mr. Trapp thought that if the city
dealt with the B. C. E. R. in a right
and fair way, the council could obtain the construction of the street oar
tracks required by the city. He
would not say he could do it, but he
believed that the council could do It.
..Mr. Trapp then wandered into a
school trustees address.
Pressmen and public ordered to
retire.
Mr. Trapp next traversed the Eraser River Improvement question,
and gave his personal ideas thereof
after which he endeavored to disassociate himself from W. H. Keary.
Hs had worked with ex-Mayor
Ke-wjr and became everytWn| had i
seemed to go along quietly In the R.
A. & I. Society it had become a general opinion that Mr. Keary and himself were the same as Siamese twins.
He did not always   agree   with   Mr.
Keary and  there  had  been  stormy
sessions  at  the   exhibition  meetings.
He did not believe in washing dirty
linens before the public. He believed
In  doing that  in CAUCUS with the
reporters LOCKED outside and  not
give these things to the public. Then
when  the  lighting  was  over  admit
all the reporters.      He did not believe  in  dissention,  bickering,  backbiting and accusations    in    business,
whether of the city or anything else.
Schools Again.
The speaker was moro at home as
a  school   trustee  apparently.    So   he
spoke of the    overcrowding,    stating
schools  were  required  at  Sapperton
and on Lulu Island; that the sohool
board had obtained a grant of land
for the Lulu Island schools and had
the citizens passed  the by-law that
school would have been in existence.
The   Sapperton    school    was    overcrowded, but the board did not want
to build until the by-law was passed
and the money obtained.   The construction  of a High School was an
absolute necessity.     He    asked    the
support of the ratepayers when the
school by-law came round again.
Mr. Cooksley.
There had been an audit during
the past year, but he was prepared
to say that they did not know any
more about where   the   city   stood
than  before  it  was  begun,  and  he
hoped that some statement would be
forthcoming during the campaign.
Mayor Lee has done all In his power during the year to assist the speaker in this direction—without success.
Why?
THE SAME OLD GAME.
The week preceding last Municipal
Election In this city was utilized by
the opponents of Mayor Lee in the
dissemination of "fairy tales," sometimes known as little "tarradlddles,"
or In plain, vulgar parlance—lies. It
is to be regretted that the same tactics are being employed,—undoubtedly without the knowledge of Mr.
Trapp,—but It Is only another proof
(If such were needed) that the same
old gang, are working the same old
game, for tho benefit of their own
nominee, and it is to be hoped that
any person who is "confidentially"
told one of the aforesaid yarns, will \
Immediately thereafter attend a
Mayor Lee's committee rooms in tho
Collister Block on Columbia street,
where he wijl tye rewarded—with tho
true facts,
HOW SAPPERTON
WELCOMES TRAPP
An Audience of (10 Is Reported us a
"Well Attended Meeting."
"Strike two!" Last year, ejf-
Alderman Garratt at the East End
meeting read a manifesto issued by
then-mayor W. H. Keary, which
stated that "ALL the best and MOST
intelligent voters of the city were
supporting his candidature."
At the present meeting, the same
faces were again in evidence. Notwithstanding the faict that Friend
Trapp had, on Thursday evening, laboriously endeavored to convince the
West End Electors that he had NO
CONNECTION at all with tho late
mayor; the "old brigade," (possibly
they, as usual, had not read their own
organ) gathered in force, invaded a
B.C.E.R. car, and went down to try
and make an APPEARANCE of a
public meeting in support of the
chairman of the R. A. & I. Society.
Mayor Lee was not invited, but
amongst the 60 present were a good
sprinkling of his supporters.
Notwithstanding the chilly atmosphere (except amongst the said "best
and most intelligent men In tho
city,") the D.N., with Its usual truthfulness advertises "A largo and enthusiastic gathering listened to Mr.
Trapp's remarks."
The Meeting.
Mr. J. B. Kennedy was in the
chair and Mr. Trapp's address was
one calculated to keep tihe audience in
good humor, being full of anecdotes
and reminiscences, congratulations
and good wishes, all expressed with
tho geniality that has made him a
successful auctioneer. The press
came in for some criticisms.
Mr. Trapp again protested that
the B. C. E. R. had no strings on
him or that ho was, as rumor had it,
a Keary man. He then spent some
time in enumerating the good attributes of the B. C. E. R. Company. Mr.
Trapp expressed pleasure that the
campaign was to be a short one, and
the fewer the meetings, he said, the
better he would be pleased.
Undoubtedly so! Tho less the people are taken into the secrets of tho
Inner Circle the better certain people will liko It. Mayor Ijce on tho
contrary courts publicity on civic affairs.
Several pointed questions were
asked of Mr. Trapp with regard to
his labor views, whether he would
favor the letting of tenders only to
contractors who employed union labor and whether he was In favor of
the city paying union wages. Mr.
Trapp evaded both questions. The
first he had not thought of; the second he said that he was In favor of
doing what was square and honest.
The enquirer Informed him that
Mayor Lee had given a decided answer to these questions,
Mr. Trapp apparently realized
(after the meeting) that he had
made a mistake—for the editor of hi*
organ put a different complexion on
his remarks in tho report of the
meeting next morning. >
ANOTHER FORECAST.
of
With a continuation
Mayor Lee and his policy, we
shall find the city recognized
throughout Canada and Great
Britain as "Tho Greatest Manufacturing and Industrial Port
of the West": honored for Its
go-ahead policy; quoted as a
pattern of clean, economic and
advanced oivlo administration.
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