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VOLUME 2, No. 3.
Mayor Leo Expounds His Policy Before an Enthusiastic Approving
Is   Master   of   tho    Situation    and
Snows   Under   His   Op-
That John A. Lee is the people's
choice for mayor of the city of New
Westminster for the year 1911 was
clearly evidenced at the mass meeting held by him in the Opera House
last evening. He was received with
an enthusiastic burst of applause that
was in itself a tribute to the soundness and popularity of his administration during the past year. In a
vigorous speech, occupying nearly
two hours, during the course of which
scarcely one person left the hall.
Mayor Lee placed the city's position
very clearly before the electors and
outlined the policy which he had pursued, and proposed to pursue, if
elected, in connection with the various matters of vital importance before the electors. Without mincing
matters  ho went »tro.\K»»t ,,,  tno  ,>..iin.
and showed clearly the strenuous opposition with which he had to deal
and the reasons for the same, and the
large audience by their ringing cheers
and applause Indicated that they were
prepared to back the mayor up to
the hilt in his light with the corporations for the rights of the cjfjjy.
Mr. D. S. Curtis made an admirable
chairman and delivered a stirring address at the opening of the meeting
that warmed up the audience to the
subjects under discussion right at the
start. "There must be a big campaign fund," he remarked in referring to the elaborate advertising campaign being conducted by Mr. Trapp,
"and It's not hard to guess where it
comes from."
Mayor Lee in opening, paid a tribute to his opponent personally, and
explained that his criticism of him
was not personal, but directed entirely against his public attitude on
public questions. He then proceeded
to deal with tho various planks in
his opponent's platform, showing
clearly that they were 'practically the
policy on which he had been elected
mayor of the city for 191D. He exposed Mr. Trapp's change of front
In connection with the. erection of
schools In various parts of the city
instead of centralizing them as he
had advocated last year, and made
another telling poilnt in his plea tor
full publicity of the affairs of all
public bodies, whether in the city
council, school board, R.A. & I. Society  or  Royal  Columbian  Hospital.
The mayor dealt very fully with
the B.C.E.R. questions before the
city and urged the citizens to flg-hrt.
for their rights In their dealings with
that corporation. The company had
shown during the past year that they
would not give New Westminster the
improvements in the oit.v car service
nor the extensions to Millside and
down Lulu Island until the opposition to their pet scheme at Coquitlam Lake was withdrawn, "They intend ho give New ■Westminster a -rood
spanking," said the speaker. "Well,
they will have to do a whole lot of
spanking before they can force us to
(Continued on Second Page.)
KEARY.—"There's a nice little goat, jump right in."
NEWS ITEM.—Mr. Trapp says he was practically forced into the field.
The B. C. Electric Company may
bo a very good corporation, a mag-
nificcnt company, doing what any
other railway Mould do. Not for you,
not for me, or for the Dear Public,
but for tho sake of what they can
make out of It (Cheers). Sir. Trapp
says they lost $7,000 lust year in this
City. I believe ho is right. It is a
wonder they did not lose $10,000, the
service they give to New Westminster
is simply disgraceful.
Mr. Trapp says that if the B. ('.
Electric were approached properly,
extensions to Millside and Lulu Island
would bo granted (Laughter). The
branch to Millside was asked for before I ever thought of intering public
life. Why has there been no extension. Mr. Trapp and Mr. Curtiss were
members of tho committee to ap-
pronch the B. C. Electric and surely
they approached them properly and
courteously? Yet there were no results.
The dam at Coquitlam Lake was
not mentioned at that time. The B.
C. E. It. now think to give us a good
spanking like children and said: "Be
good or you won't get anything at all.
They would have to glvo me a good
deal of spanking before they got from
mo anything detrimental to tho interests of New Westminster,
The IS. C. E. B. never asked tor
luijllilitg tliey oUglH Mf>! ff) J'W Biflt
states Mr. Trapp.. .Except the land
around Coquitlam dam. That may be,
but I doubt it. How about the vari-
ous rights given them? Why should
New Westminster give any corporation the rights of our streets and tie
them up from any other coporation,
Just lor the sake of holding a franchise. Haven't got anything they
should  not have got?
After the people had spoken last
year, the council, then sitting on Dee.
i>8, 1009. granted them the right for
a double track from McNcely street
to the Lulu Island bridge and down
(he center of Ewen avenue, Lulu
Island. I do not call that a fair deal.
(Laughter and cries of shame.)
Mr. Trapp says h« was forced out.
He is to save the city from absolute
ruin. Was he not public-spirited
enough to come out of Ids own free
will. You would not have to force I
me if I thought it was my duty as a i
citizen to seek public office on any
issue. I
I claim that the R. A. and I society  school  board,  city  council,  orj
otl.vpr public institution in receipt of orj
using  (he  people's  money,  ought  to
^Ive  the  people  a  chahce  to  know!
what was going on In thuse public in-1
Btltfttipns.    Why   should   Mr.   Trapp
and Mr. Keary   get   behind   closet]
(ponfim!!)'! oil pBWttl H&)', '
Mayor Lee. at the Opera House last
night, proved himself to be as capable an orator as he has, during the
year just ended, satisfied the people
that   he  is  a  capable administrator.
That the Mayor has won the confidence of the people, cannot be denied by even the most bitter of his
opponents, some of whom were
doubtless present last night.
There was no question that has been
of any importance in the public opinion, that was not put before the ratepayers effectively, clearly and in such
a manner as to leave, upon any open
mind, the certainty that the matter-
had been thoroughly considered by
his worship and the council, as well
«k the equally important knowledge
that the mayor courted the fullest
Investigation ,and had no other consideration in view than that of obtaining the best results for the people.
'lime after time the enthusiasm of
the people broke forth in applause
\or.g and loud; the audience, from
the moment when His Worship rose
to his feet until (after two hours of
continuous speaking) he resumed his
suit, followed every sentence with
an intense feeling that was significant of the keen interest which has
heen inspired in public affairs during Mayor Lee's tenure of office;
larrely as a result of his own pluck,
and the manly stand he has taken
To'' freedom from outside domination,
and Inside purity of clvlo admjnlstrs?
WEDNESDAY,   JANUARY   11,   1911.
Issued in the interests of the Citizens of New Westminster.
Few men have had to undergo such
an unpleasant two hours with a smiling face,—or rather an attempt at
one—as the mayor's opponent at last
night's meeting.
The mayor was almost paternal in
the delicacy with which'he approached
on any topic which was likely to hurt
his old friend's feelings.. .But the
gruelling had to be given and taken
and it is absolutely certain that no
stronger attack on any so-called platform was ever heard in the Royal
Seattle had been imported "to fix him
up as a Straw Man." Having aroused
the amusement of the audience thus,
he turned round and asked Mayor Lee
if the Citizen was "his," to which Mr.
Lee unhesitatingly replied that he "accepted it as his own." This evoked
loud cheers from the audience.
Mr. Trapp then laboriously attempted to explain his published platform,
which Mr. Curtis had told him
straight was not hit, composition, or
actually prepared by himself. It is
needless to waste time in dealing with
the gentleman's remarks, for the same
platitudes, and the same reminiscences, with afew sentences interposed
regarding the platform, were used,
and no explanation made as to the
candidate's ideas of civic government,
or criticism of the policy followed during the past year.
There is still a  deal   of   mystery
about the candidature of Mr. T. J.
Trapp  for  the  mayor's  chair.    His
public utterances dn this contest have
done little to clear up the mystery.
He was forced into the contest, he
declares.    By whom?    What call of
public duty has drawn him out from
the secluded management of school
affairs and R. A. & I. affairs?   The
citizens -will, search  ror  it   in  vain
throughout his speeches.   He has an
amiable desire to patch up matters
with the electric  tramline  interests.
The citizens want no patch work; they
demand a fair and square deal, the
rights of all parties considered, but
no surrender of the people's rights, as
ratepayers.     In   what   manner   will
Trapp,   if  elected,   improve   on   the
methods and plans of Mayor Lee? In
his address last night, he had no effective adverse criticism to make of
Mayor Lee's administration;  he had
no new suggestions to offer for constructive   legislation   or   progressive
The ratepayers of New Westminster
can not afford to trust the direction
affairs to a citizen who has  .
At*,  into   njivUS  i»«wsa».   «o   iwiM. 1 tj
Mice to suggest, who figures in
public meeting as hardly equal to the
responsibilities and demands of the
chief executive position in this grow-
in-- city.
In all reason why has Trapp sought
the mayoralty this year? It is STILL
a mystery.
Why in past years large sums of
money have' been paid for material
of various kinds, at the full rate usually charged; and without any
discount being allowed to the city
These small discounts, varying from
2 to 10 per cent, would go far toward
paying for the additional staff required to efficiently perform the rapidly increasing work of the city.
The taxation advocated by the Provincial Auditor on the City Water lots
would give an ever-increasing revenue
year by year to the city. One which,
even at the Start, will far exceed tiie
cost of the civic andlt.
Tlisi means that on this single item,
tike taxpayers will gain considerably
more than cent per cent on the whole
coat of the audit.
The Opera House, crammed to the
doors by the electors of the oity, both
male and female, and not one left during' the mayor's address of two hours,
notwithstanding they had sat there
from 8 till 11 p. m.
Mr. D. S. Curtis, former mayor, was
in the chair, and he very pointedly
and honorably explained to Mayor
Les'a opponent, and the audience, his
reasons for wishing success to Mrvor
Mr. Trapp was then given half an
hour,, during which the people were
quietly patient, but in no sense interested.
The speaker started well by producing a copy of yesterday's Citizen,
which he held up in view of the audience, mildly commenting upon the
fact that he was informed a man from
That is the question. Whether it is
true, as one scribe tells us, that "there
has been a steadily growing feeling
of dissatisfaction with the way in
which the affairs of the city have
been administered."
The Citizen has not the slightest
doubt that the quill-Jrlver who made
this discovery is correct!! ! ! Indeed,
It!! MUST be beyond dispute, for HE
proceeds to tell the people of the city,
the self-evident fact that New Westminster has "attained an important
This is, of course, gall and. wormwood to tha^ writer, who, in December, 1909, foretold the limit of the
city, and all sorts of dire disaster, IP
the people «pf the city failed to vote
his candidate into office. Last year
there was only "One Man of Destiny" in the city, bin, alas for friendship, for disinterested (?) friendship;
a new discovery has been made, and
today we are told, "We, i.e. the Daily
News, do assert that there is NO man
amongst us better qualified to prepare and direct the policy which is
essential to the future well-being of
this proeesslve community, etc.." than
ot course—he w\,o rtvnfi may read
—the scribe is THE dissatisfied one.
A man whose advice is disregarded,
is frequently so peculiarly constituted
that he makes it a personal affront
to himself, and the puny" spirit which
inhabits his frame goes about seeking to poison other minds by lnsin-
uatlons, and innuendos, such as the
"Mayor Lee has brought upon the_
city the evil reputation of one that
will not deal fairly and squarely with
corporations having, or desiring to
have, interests in New Westminster."
The man who wrote this must surely think the citizens have neither eyes',"
ears or brains; possibly HE thinks
everyone has been usieep, and that
he is the ONLY wide-awake man in
the community—the only man with
an atom of intelligence (lunatics frequently think so).
The citizens are wide-awake enough
to read between the lines of these
tirades, and to understand that the
pen-of-the-ready-writer is being prostituted (for ulterior motives) without consideration to that essence of
truth which has earned for the press
the proud title of tUe Fourth Estate
of the realm.
One more quotation—rwhlch the
Citizen recommends to the careful
study of the individual who penned
"We want no more of this policy of embarrassment and annoyance which is so seriously detrimental to the Interests of our
Vote for the man who returned to
the Royal City immediately after the
great fire and has assisted in its development ever since.
Vote—not for the man—but the
city which does not depend on one
man—even Lee.        <
Vote for John A. Lee, the man who
had everything to learn last year—
and Yet Made Good.
Vote for John A. Lee and freedom
of speech.
(Continued from Page One.)
give up our rights. Give the devil
his due, said Mr. Trapp, in referring
to the B.C. Electric Railway Company. I say give the devtll his due,
but don't let him go to far or he'll
burn you sure."
Continuing he referred to the action of the city council of 1909 in
approving the plans of the B.C.E.R.
for a double track from MioNeely
street to the Lulu Island and down
the main road on the island, passed
by the council on the last days of
their administration. Since that time
the company had held this right and
yet had maae no move to build the
line. He also read a draft agreement
submitted to the B.C.E.R. Company
some time ago as a basis of settlement of the differences between the
city and company, on which the latter had as yet taken no action. He
had been approached by a prominent
man and practically asked to drop all
opposition to the company in return
for honor and preferment, hut had
replied that he would continue to
riffhl for the rights of the city rather
than for personal gain.
This was a feature of the addirc.*
that had a most telling effect on the
The R.A, & I. Society and the Royal
Columbian Hospital also came in for
a good deal of adverse criticism at
the hands of Mayor Lee for the way
in which they were managed, and the
attitude of the city during the part
year with reference to helping to
make the evhibition a success was explained. The audience expressed
their disapproval of th attitude of the
management of the A. R. and I. Society in relation to the city In connection with the last exhibition in no
uncertain terms.
Taken altogether the meeting impressed even the most disinterested as
a warm endorsement of the policy
of the civic administration of 1910.
For nearly two solid hours thfe larae
HuaienuM) wit iUwio«t mxitlcmleM, except for brief outbursts of applause
| as rme telling point was made, Intent upon every word of the able and
eloquent speaker who explained the
city's position in a clear and lucid
manner within reach of the. intelligence of all The marked contract
between the forceful speech of the
present mayor, his progressive policy ard firm >ti-;d for tlit lights if
the city, as opposed to the borrowed
platform and lack of any adverse
ct"!- '.•"•• e- ll..> a-lmi''srati ii of •'• '.<
past year, was apparent to all and
the almo.*t unanimous verdict wis
that Mayor Lee would be the rip-lit
man in th" right place If returned
to office ior another year.
Mr. Trapp's Attempt.
Mr. Trapp, who was well received,
thanked the chairman for his kindly
remarks. He commenced his proceedings by exhibiting acouple of copies
of the "Citizen," with the cartoons
caricaturing his attitude In the campaign, to Mr. Lee and asking that gentleman If he were responsible for
Mr. Lee: "I accept the entire responsibility fe>r that paper and will
stand by it."
Mr. Trapp explained the reason why
he asked that question was that the
chairman had mentioned that It must
ocst a lot of money to run his campaign and he thought It must cost a
lot of money to run that paper.
He expressed himself as thankful
he had no municipal record to show
good or otherwise, sw that ho had no
account of stewardship to give—he
had been here for thirty-two years.
His past was known and whether he
was worthy to fill the mayor's chair
remained for them, but he did not
want it If It was to be procured by
circulating trash. This evoked an observation from a nameless one, "You
will never get it, Trapp." "If not,"
retorted Mr. Trapp, *T will be a lot
of money in, pocket and save a lot
of time." Proceeding, Mr. Trapp said
he had been practically forced Into
this business by a number of Influential citizens—they said they wanted
a hale man In charge of the city.
He  was  In  favor  of  progress  by
honest, clean methods in civic administrations. The public business should
be carried on as a man carries on
his private business.
Economy was the subject of another platitude. Not cheese-paring, but
The Improvement and maintenance
in first-class condition of the main
streets and avenues entering the city
was another timber of the platform,
and here Mr. Tripp went into raptures over Columbia street and complimented the council upon it. He
fell foul, however, of the approach to
Burnaby and the Lulu Island to recompense.
The adoption of the single tax system gave Mr. Trapp an opportunity
to introduce a novelty. He would not.
interfere with present contracts, however. The mystified audience remained sileat at this oracular utterance.
Next the subject of railway encouragement was touched upon. He did
not believe in giving those corporations anything they should not get,
but they required some inducement.
This applied to the electric railway.
It should be encouraged as it was In a
position to do more than the other
railways for the city of New Westminster. He declared that the extension, of the car line to Millside and
Lulu Island would be constructed If
the B. C, E. R. Ry. were approached
properly and in the right.
Mr. Trapp at last reached the subject of schools, there he was more at
home and revelled on his favorite topic
for a few minutes.
He concluded by stating that he
would expatiate more rully tomorrow
night, when Mr. Lee Would fie allowed half an hour to talk—whichever
way they voted would satisfy their
humble servant, T. J. Trapp, quoth
the veteran president of R.A, it I.
Seasonable Rhymes for All.
Hey diddle, diddle,
"fls Keary will fiddle
And Trapp    will dance tn the tune,
The voters all laugh to see such fun,
For he might as well ery for the
»    »    »
Trapp be nimble, Trapp be fast,
If you would reach the chair at last.
If    Trapp    jumps   hard   and   Trapp
How he will tumble bye and bye.
*    ♦    •
Lee Is a very awkward man,
Awkward man, a\v*kwnrd man;
We sure-must beat him If we can—
—On a cold and frosty morning.
So here we go round the voters list,
Voters list, voters list,
For Keary we have sorely missed—
—Since that last cold, frosty morning.
"Candidate Trapp Is received with
enthusinsm."—Says the  I).  N.
Well, It is a good job for the citizens generally that the enthusiasm referred to Is self-contained; i.e., It Is
not seen anywhere In public. Tho
celebration of Christmas and New
Year must have had Its effects upon
tho author of this now celebrated
I). N. (slc-'em) Booster! We have
only to go to the hostelry which the
provincial government maintained on
the hill overlooking the h'rnser to find'
similar specimens who think so much
of themselves that they believe that
there Is no one capable of Judging
anything — except THEMSELVES !
But this Is wnnderin-r from the point.
To return: Enthusiasm Is usually
defined to mean a sense of pleasure—
an exaltation of mind—-It has even
been known to verge on hysteria, but
if any of those are to be seen upon
the streets, or, In fact, anywhere outside the den where the phrase derived
Its nativity, the Citizen has failed to
discover even tho slightest trace.
Vote for Lee, tho man who was absent when the great fire occurred, but
RETURNED to tho town notwithstanding.
Vote for Lee, and a Greater New
Westminster. WEDNESDAY,   JANUARY  11,   1911.
Thursday Jan. 12
Polk Open from 9 ajm. to 7 p.m.
Any voter may cast his ballot at any of the polling places
My record for the past year is before the citizens; my policy for the ensuing year
has been publicly stated without fear and favor.
I leave these with you.   I ask you for your consideration of the reforms I have
suggested, for your endorsement of the stand I have taken on civic auction*.
I believe the work contemplated for the ensuing year will not only make this city
better at the present time, but will lay the foundations for the future greatness, which
we all believe is New Westminster's undoubted destiny.
Mr. Trnpp, speaking at St. Barnabas, states (according to his press
"I have never had aspirations to
fill the position which I now seek, and
this In spite of the numberless requests which have been made to me
year after year to do SO. My invariable answer to this has always been,
'That I have had iny hands full—and
so I have STILL.' "
Good rospeets for the citizens!
"I am not making any criticisms
in the meantime of the manner in
which things have been run in the
past," says Mt. Trapp.
Clap for Mayor Lee!
"Civic business is like any other--
it should be handled by the best men
procurable, and the city has a right
to expect of Its employes that they
be thoroughly efficient."
Vide Auditor Cotsworth's report.
"In the matter of streets It has been
proposed to pave some of the uptown
thoroughfares, notably Second and
Third, but In my opinion this Is a
very expensive proposition, etc. 1
would advocate a thorough Investigation."
I'ity the citizens!
"The system of taxation, known as
single tax, Is ono which I have advo
cated for YEARS past, and 1 believe
it Is tho only way properly to tax
property in cities."
When did the candidate advocate
this, before John A. Lee raised the
object in the press'.' fs there any record?
Speaking c." railroad undertakings,
Mr. Trapp thinks "it is absolutely necessary that they should be approached
properly," also "We must give them
reasonable facilities, such as they
have bean denied in the past, to locate their wharves and their depots
Which company has briefed the
candidate as its special pleader? Define the word "properly." Is it on
bended knee?
Mr. Trapp admits he is Alone; not
even will he acknowledge that his old
"tillleum" is behind him. Mayor Lee
is also Alone (the People's Banner
Hearer), and, as neither one has "an
axe to grind," the contest might have
been avoided—had It not been for the
mean action of those so-called
"friends who FORCED" Trapp to run.
Mr. Trapp, Is an excellent school
trustee chairman—It Is his hobby—
and therefore he devoted much of his
addresses to school matters, rather
than to a plain, simple statement of
his views on civic affairs.
My son, if one should come unto
thee, and exhort thee to vote for
Trapp, hearken not! Put thine ear
to the ground, and list to the tramp
of the gang; then wilt thine understanding brighten as the noonday sun,
yea, ii wm sparkle as a five-carat
diamond In a pawnshop window, and
the writings on the tablets oi thy
niind will spell Lee.
The marking of a ballot is a little
thing, and small is (Tie pencil point
that makes the cross; but for little
things, great wisdom is oft required—
and much DISCERNMENT is necessary in voting aright. Therefore close
thy left eye (even in a wink) when
one says unto thee "Vote for Trapp,"
and when thou lookest on HIS name
on the ballot chest, ciose BOTH thine
Like unto the coffee splashing on
the doughnut in the hobo's stomach
are the promises of the gang! for the
coffee of "promise," disappears down
the gullet of the people, and is sopped
up by tho doughnut of forgctfulnoss.
Therefore, beware!
With the end of a feather doth the
small boy tickle the peanut vendor's
monkey, and when his master is not
watching doth he steal the red-hot,
louble-jointeds; for promises, pleasing
to the eye, come easily from the gang,
and when thou art. regarding THEM,
thine Inheritance is stolen.
What's the use of marking a vote
for Trapp when the tracing paper
underneath registers "Keary?"
No use.
What happens when Keary tries io
electrify the elections?
Who thinks he is the absentee-landlord of the city hall?
Keary.—(But his pipe's out).
What's the matter with Walter Gil-
ley and some others?
Ask Cotsworth.
Where is the bunch going to get off
Thursday? The same place they
dropped last year.
Is Trapp sorry he fell in the mud?
If he Isn't,  most of his friends are.
Why can't Trapp win? Size up the
company he's In; tho Dally News,
Cooksley, Paige, Jardine, Keary.
As an honest citizen, is Trapp entitled to sympathy?
. He certainly is.
Who is going to be elected in spite
of the ring?
John A. Le.
"Say Dogan, have yez sen ut?"
"Seen phwat, ye human alligator?"
"The fable av the one-term mayor."
"Go on wid yez," said Dogan, "Ol
haven't  toime  to  read  joke  books.
Can't yez see Oi'm busy wid illctions?"
"Sure, Dogan, this wasn't in no joke
book at all at all, it wuz in the Nuse,
the Undertakers' Jurnil."
"The Undertakers' Jurnil, an' phy
d'yez call it thot, Murphy?"
"Sure,  doesn't it always spill ink,
an' mud an' garbldge all over Itself
a-strugglln' an' a-rambooshin' around
to help them what's dead pollytick-
"Ye're right, Murphy, ye're right, Oi
belave.   It's a square organ."
"Organ is it?" sniffed Murphy. "Organ is it? It's a Chinase fiddle wid
spihul minniejytties, or some other
Dago complaint in its in'ards."
"But how in the name of sod d'ye
figure out thot's got annything to do
wid the elections?" Murphy continued.
"It hasn't anything to do with thim,
Murphy, not this iliction, anny way.
The Nuse is fer all the wurrld loike a
bad dream, it goes by contraries.
Phwat it usually prints isn't an' the
only thing Oi iver saw in it Oi could
rely on wuz the date line on the front
page an' thot was downside up. It's
. a wonderful creation; so*** Keary, so's
the Skiliton fellow, Charlie, they sez
its him and Walter an' the rist av the
boonch that's behind poor little Trapp.
(Continued from First Page.)
MAYOR  LEE  during the last year has
done more for the city and the lower
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
♦*♦ f
mi mi-i i ■   ■
Change the Name Only.
The following extracts from a leading article In the Daily News of Dec.
6th, 1909, apply equally to Mayor,Lee
in this campaign.
"Wo may now look briefly into the
future and consider why it would be
unwise to make any change in our
sivic administration. At the present
time, our main street is In a state
it disruption, In consequence of the
arrying into effect of the desire of
the  citizens to  have the antiquated
There was an old man of the city,
Who said to himself, '"Tis a pity
For a man such as -1-
To let IT go by,
When I might be mayor of the city."
At that moment arrived Mr. Keary,
Said he, "I am certainly skeery;
I can't be elected!
The folks have objected;
IBut go In yourself and be leery.
I And so the old man started out,
"Vot yer goin' to do about it?"
Ikey Cohen had a worried look on
his second-hand face as he waddled
up to Moses Finkleetein.
"Which it Is, vot I'm goin' to do
about it?" retorted Mosc, as ho wiped
the back of his liana acre>ss the map
of Jerusalem and Its environs which
he called his face. "Vot It is you eg-
speet, Cohen?"
"Vhy about der elections, su-ure.
Don't you heard about It?"
"Of course I heard about it, you
lowllfe, vich you are."
"Veil are you goin' up negst Thois-
'day to vote fer Drapp?" persisted Cohen, who was looking for some information cheap.
"Am I goin' to vote for Drapp? Am
l goin' to loan shekle-i on a phoney
diamond?   Vot you think it I am?"
"Veil?" responded Cohen, "how vos
I to know it? But for vhy is the reason you von't vote It fer Drapp, ain't
"If you had a pair of pants," explained Finklesteln, "vot you had
t-rown it avay a year ago mit holes
In the scat, mlt holes in the kunees
and mit holes al round it vot you
couldn't kep yourself inside it already,
vould you vear dem to call on ltachael
Isaacs shust because you found It In
der back of your closet mit a new
piece of paper ar-r-ound it, yet. You
loafer, you make it tired at myself.
Voke up and go to sleeb r-right."
"I vonder If Keary hass heard dat
joke?.   I'd tell him vot It lss if ,"
said Cohen  with  a  Yiddish grin, as
he went back to his junk shop.
.,   «   the  citizens to  have  the anuqmueu , ^ - w-~- -~ • sh,H|l;
doors in the It. A. and I. society?   If   wooden sidewalks replaced by cement | And aU Kt rys men
there is anything wrong, why should   and tne fOTmation of a roadway plan- , But they ci.cin t
It not be discussed before the public? I ned  and   extracted   In^wconlam-c-
«S£.^SSL^SSmnS^i^'l^ •*«-*»» °« \ ««mv-e«ioii    oi   **.!»   very      trnportant
tt*ei iota tw--e ueten alt-snarea irom tne - improvement.  w-hiich  will  endow  our
aspect of nobility and
city for twenty-five years at nominal
rents, and these people trafficking in
these for their private gain without
the city reaching any benefit.
The water front lots are our property and Ave have a right for any increment.
If we had a report In the press oi
the discussions or the proposed new
schools last spring, the people would
have" taken a greater Interest in the
polling on the by-laws. Let the people know where you stand on anj
We have made no provision for the
future of our harbor. My plan Is tc
engage a competent harbor englneei
to prepare a scheme for the future
development and not wait until th<
shlps have come here. This will be
again brought to the attention of the
Mr. Trapp, in his platform, says the
development of the roads leading te
the city should receive the Immediate attention of the council. Doe:
Mr. Trapp know that we have done
more thlis one year than my predecessor did in his seven years?
During the year the managemenl
of the R A. & I. came under seven
criticism at my hands. That was e
deplorable state of affairs; to think
that a citizen of New Westomlnstei
should have tread on that holy
ground. They went out of their wa*
to criticize the exhibit of the citizens.
We did our best to get an exhlbl'
of the smaller industries of New
Westminster, those who could no'
supply sufficient material to form e
special exhibit themselves. The ides
of the management descending tc
such low tactics. We were doing our
best to have an exhibit second tr.
none and help the R.A. & I management.
Better to turn the searchlight of
Investigation upon the. management
of that society and on that of the
Royal Columbian Hospital, than to
surrender the management of the city
to the men responsible for what is
now going on in these two institutions.   (Cheers).
For fear that the crowd
Miitht kik'hh at -wViw-t thoy worts about.
disclaimed all his
city with an _^^^_^^^^^^^^
'mportahec that it has hitherto lacked, will give effecfto the long cherished desire of Mayor Keary to 1m-
orove the material aspect of New
"The infusion of many new ideas
would be extremely likely to disturb
the whole character of the program
>f works that has been so carefully
ind  deliberately formulated  by the
--resent mayor and council ,and with
j >.he details of which they are alone
amiliar.   Any break or variation in
the settled policy and purpose at this
Ime would be likely to endanger the
orilliant  promise  of  the  city's  advancement   to    that    high   position
•vhlch is now before it,  a position
for the attainment of which Mayor '
Keary, who has always labored so
-arnestly and so successfully for the
city's good, who possesses an exper-
ence of municipal work that it le
lot too much to say ,ds more exten-
ilve and  more  thorough  than  that
>ossed by the chief magistrate of any
>ther city in the province, were to
>e replaced by one who has no ex-
lerience in municipal affairs, whose
lossible abilities in this respect are
lnknown  ,and whose  policy,  except
n regard to one particular question
Is that respecting the water supply.
The policy of Mayor Keary and the
council upon this Is well known, their
condiuct of the whole    matter    has
been under the close observance of
the citizens throughout, and we feel
confident that it can safely be left
in their hands to icat-ry the matter
to completion in a manner that will
be in the best Interests of the community  ,and  thoroughly satisfactory
to the citizens at large.   If this be
done, there is no possible doubt that
they will secure for the city a water
supply that will be ample In quantity  and  pure  in  quality.   No one,
whatever his professions may lie, can
do more for the city than this.
■ ■■■MM •
IVote for Lee and satisfy yourselves
as to the Good Will of the Aldermen,
particularly their ABILITY to safe-
Then the old manl	
friends;        _.
Says he, "I serve NOBODY'S ends;
I haven't a ticket,
I think THAT is wicked;
And MY virtue It NEVER unbends.
But the old man has got AN IDEA
And some people think it Is queer;
He thinks that the crowd
Should NOT be allowed
To know—just what Is HIS Idea.
He wants all discussion CONCEALED
And not to the public revealed;
SO, if virtue unbends
No one but HIS friends
Would  ever know  what WAS  concealed.
Assets   of   city   increased   already,
Illegal rebates nnd discounts disallowed. ^**.
Daily system of banking established.
Improved system of accounting Inaugurated.
Office work brought up-to-date
Financial status improved by Reassessment scheme.
Abuse of land and taxation sales
Surcharges prepared and now
awaiting decision of council.
City lands protected, pending legal
argument and decision.
Outstanding accounts amounting to
$86,431 recovered.
Tho statement is being circulated
tiiat Mayor Lee was amongst those
who benefited himself by purchasing
land under the so-called Tax Sales of
the Keary regime., ft is also stated
that Mr. Trapp has not bcen scheduled by the Provincial Auditor as involved in ilio transactions referred to.
Tho suggestion is, that Mayor Lee was
a participator In tho profits obtained
by "beating the city," ami Mr. Trapp
was not.. **
The fact remains that Mr. Trapp
even now owns land purchased at
nominal figures in these sales, whilst
Mr. Leo purchased them for his then
Mr. Trapp benefited by the "system," Mr. Leo purchased for others.
Not much claim for virtue in this for
Mr. Trapp.
Vote for t«e antf j-n ppen council. Jguai;d tho clty'/i Interests-
proposed gaol for the city
police court, has not been proceeded
with in course of the great probability of obtaining tho site of existing
city hall .from the Dominion Government; and the, largely expressed desire from many citizens that an up-
to-tdate city hall should be erected
over the Market Square.
Vote for Lee, whose efforts will be
used to get every posslblo Industry.
We   have   had  our  public   meeting,
'twas a happy public meeting;
And we've heard our able  Mayor
say what he's done!
From  the warmth of his reception,
we've no thought of his rejection;
In  fact,  we  know  the  fight's already won,
H  convinced each sane elector, each
unbiased, sane eiector,
That the Keary bunch has had its
little day!
And that now their back Is broken,
it's a satisfying token
That   clean   government   has   this
time come to stay,
Though the Opera House was chilly;
yes, 'twas very, very chilly,
And a chilly draught was felt by
Trapp T. J.;
Still he'll find that in the sequel that
same draught will not be equal
To the draught he'll feel upon election day!
Don't you wonder why a nice man;
such a dainty, little nice man,
With a record to he envied by us all,
Shouldn't be a little leary of a man
like ex-Mayor Keary,
And deliberately ride-out for a fall?
Mr. Trapp, now don't be silly, cut tho
strings and breaic with Willie!
You know, you'll only lose out in
the scrap;
Be the man   we'vo   always   thought
And some day we may support you—
Let's still retain Respect for T, J.


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