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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME 3 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1908. NUMBER 23. INVESTIGATE THE HOSE DEAL Quite a Flutter in Civic Circles Aid. Cunningham and a Loeal Paper's Charges (From Tuesday's Daily) For several weeks, the News has been getting after Aid. Cunningham following up the insinuations upon the alderman's public honesty that were made by some persons during the last municipal election campaign. It seems that yesterday in the conversation the editor of the News charged Mr. Cunningham with received a commission on what is commonly'- called the "hose deal" of lost year. The latter resented such a cbarge and demanded proof of the charge. This moraine there were big" do- ings in..the secretary, treasurer's office Cunningham and A. W. Kings of: the Western Canada Agency, J. L. and E. Hagell of the Hews, Mayor Henderson, Ex-Mayor Galbraith, and Hobinson were there. There was? much talk in various tones, but the atmosphere cleared as tbe following agreement was signed by Aid. Cunningham and J. L- Man- "Mr. ilanwarJng and Jtfr. Cunning- ham agreed that Mayor Hender- son and Dr. Galbraith investigate the question as to whether there was -a commission paid to some party in Ixithbridge on hose purchased by the city. in. 1907. "And. if found true, Mr. Manwar- ing charges that E. A. .Cunningham, either directly or through the West- ern Canada Agency, Ltd.. or A. W. Bings, directly or indirectly received a commission' or discount- on hose contract for the city in 1907. And if on investigation proves that this is not true. Mr. Mnnwaring ag- rees to publish the full text of the iiiiding- 01 the commission in the News." Will Pay 25 8 Hour jfRAME OPERA Per Cent] Day May 1st A. R. fie I CO. THOUGH EXEMPT j DECISION REACHED BY BfilCK- FROM TAXATION WILL BEAR SHARE Or LOCAL IM- PROVE WENT TAX The secretary-treasurer of the city the A. It. I- Co. asking the LAYERS, MASONS AND CAR- PENTERS HOUSE FOR CITY (From Tuesday's Daily) j At a joint meeting: of the taricklay- era' masons' and plasterers' unions company if it was prepared to bear j last flight it was decided to adopt a share of the local improvements the eight hour day after May 1st. made along their property At present nine hours constitutes a city, which according to agreement days work. The International unions with the city, is exempt from taxa: wijl make the eight .hour day com-j tion. The general manager replied j pulsory after May 1st; 190Q, but: that the company would agree to pay (the local unions decided to follovr j twenty-five per cent, of the cost but j the 'action of the other labor organ- j this must not be considered pre- Nations and adopt the eight hour j Council Not Favorable to Its Erection Within the Fire lim DooK Ag'ent Held Policemen at Bay Moi'ireal, April policeman' -iext moment he came out with a killed and two others seriously wound- ed are the results of a drunken fren- zy a book agent named James, >hot gun and poking it through the window fired straight at Fou- "s head. His aim was not good ind he struck a glancing blow on Smith this evening and one o! the tne constable's knocking hirnf backwards into Shaughnessy's arms. Smith did not f re again and Shaugh- nessy assisted comrade to a near- by wood yard, he called for an ambulance and tr-lephoned to police ASUDffli NOW PREMIER OF ENGLAND judicial to their exemption. (From Tuesday's Daily) Of Men ARREST AT CALGARY Robbing Charged. with Laundry Calgary, April 11.15 o'clock night Detective George Harde, "of 'the Calgary police force, with the assistance of IV'CV Campbell, arrest- ed Jasper E. Curtie and Charles A. Mason in-.the rotunda of the Yale ho- j tel as suspects in cortnection -with the safe cracking at" the Alberta steam laundry which occurred in the "early Monday morning: Misisng irorri the safe Was in cash and some chequed: When searched at the police station Curtis had in his possession -while was found upon Mason. cay system this.year. This will mean lower wages as .the.' C. J. Eckstorin appeared before the rate per hour will remain the same. .Council last night to get permission This step is taken in view of the to erect a frame single storey opera fact that many iaen are out of woik. i house on Round street, just west of i c. A.'. Magrath's residence. He said IT that he was xinaivare that the city in- K. IIF I I tended extending the fire limit or he j would have Spited for a permit soon- er. He had already contracted for about one hundred "thousand -feet of lumber for the building. It was to be 125 x 50feet, with 20 foot wall, haying j most extraordinary battles that, has ever been witnessed in Montreal. It took the combined forces of the police, the detectives and the fire brigade to finally land the man who was shot in three places, but appar- ently, not fatally injured. The ..dead man is Constable George- Shea of No. 5 police station. The wounded are Detective Silas- LODGES ORGANIZED Carpenter, shot in the arm and leg; Constable Joseph Foucault, shot in the head, not dangerously hurt. James Smith, the cause of the trou- ble, was shot ih: the .'spine, breast and arm. The scene o fthe tragedy was 34 Mance where Smith has been living for the past four years with Mrs. Pritchard, -who kept a rooming house there. Smith was a well known character in the city and had always been a quiet man in his habits but headquarters about what ha'd 'Hap- pened. Constables Shea, Bouisclair, Dui- tnent and Demaras were then sent from No. 5 station to serve the war- rant. When they arrived they again found the door locked and on. ringing the bell Smith came to the door again and without a -word of warning levelled his gun and fired at Shea. He then at" nnce retreated into his i Succeeds Cauipkll-Banner- man Lloyd George For the Exchequer London. April inforrcul con- ference ot ministers under the 'presi- dency Herbert H- Asquith, chan- cellor of the exchequer was held prior to the commencement of the day's-- sitting of Parliament. The situation. _ room and proceeded to barricade him- was discussed in a general way, the premier elect, H. H. Asquiib being anxious to liear the views the two lamps -and j MR. PAWSON TIRED Answering Letters About His Successfal Farming Operations W. H. Pawson, of CoaldaJc. has been experiencing some of -the hard- ships of being famous and of being written up in a widely -and thorough- ly read paper. Soms time ago the Herald published letters written by fanners in this district giving the Splendid Charter Lists at Pincher Creek and Coleman He would build brick I during the past few weeks had been good deal and- became drinkin troublesome. This morning he be- I five exits to Round street. be could get other-men to put- 'o less than three steam j outfits arrived on Saxur- j miner, day and Sunday. Hy. IL Tomfahr, side :i settlor from Lake City; "Wis., who j half YVUI-. As e'.vryori'j -knows, I'awaon had a crop th'at was wort-h j while writins: and reading about. The letter, hus been copied by of Records and (From Thursday's Daily.) Yesterday, Antonio Balletino, and relieve the distress among the unem- j nals al over United States appar-, faster of Finance, C K Hiseodcs; -Pritlv as he Has been receiving let- piaster ot T. ters'in abundance from practically L" Touen- Outsidc t-verv state in the wheat belt of'the jGuard- W" G' Grand United State, and many from C. E. WyckofT and Bcv. vf. G. James. SITE FOR A NEW MARKET is. going- to MiJk River brought was found dead, along of the railway track, a mile west of Taber. 'Dr. his i Aikons identified the man as. one he 'steam outfit with him besides' a car luid been treating for pneumonia. He had warned "lira against taking ex- j-that belt. The clipping often was: i sent him and a list of questions A banquet followed xbe institution j i for him to answer concerning tho. j o> the loripre. I country that could produce such On Wednesday evening April 1, rrops as he told about. After answer-j Sentinel Lodge was opened by 1 in- more tlian thirty of these he got! same gentlemen at Coleman. tired of other c-fT'.tuS. Fail-mount, mer of Anamoos Harry Kilmer of and Hennan Kil- rcise on account of his heart. He K.D., arrived with i had evidently disobeyed orders and cars yesterday and went on to Ma- as a result died of heart failure. this morning-. A car for Red There is no suspicion of foul play. iment board will replac Mr. It seems likely" "thai "tb'e" Hon. L. S. Harcourt will be in- cluded in the new cabinet ami the name oi Churchill fig- ures iii most of the new lists. The election of Churchill would involve an t-lcetirtn in the Manchester con- stituency which Churchill with chances 'of defeat. Apart from ihti forecasting of the new cabinet situation in the House V. G. E. N. W. M. P. giving an unfavorable his word should be doubted until he Norrie; K.R.S. H. of F., F. Mc- rcply to the application of the city NEW RAILWAY LINES BEINGS URVEYED They went in and found ITorley sit t-! during the recent home rule debate JnjT in a chair dead. Taylor, had in the House appear to foreshadow a; just previously boon .cooking some j dangerous tension of rather slender food for him. j bond which hold the Irish national- The R.N.W.3LP. authorities were lists to the existing administration. notified and with Coroner J. D. j_______________ Dr. McXally. some to visit the place. LARGE PARTY OF C. P. R. SURVEYORS HAS BEEN AT WORK IN DISTRICTS WHICH ARE YET TO BE IS INTERESTED got the letter translated back English when it vaa found into that Phee: M. of Ex., A. T. Davies; L.G. W. T. Oswin; D. Davies; Grand Winnipeg, April Free Press say.s; A larpe survey party which has done a. most important work the city the privilege anyway until i have- crop of corn worth it is known more definitely what the I acre." the good institTition of the lodge. Mr. I ton within H tVw This com- future of the in Alberta is N. W. M. P. wrce reward for his labor came on j Hill and Mr. Ijej-shorn were prime j pany which consists of 20 men, un- The markets and immigration com- view. Texas, wrote ordering two bu- mittee was asked to report next met- shels of Mr. Pawson's Red Fife whtfat. ing as to site and prospective revenue are the varied results of fame Friday when G. C. .Foore, of Plain- movers in the institution of this lodge. Mr. pays o. visit to the lodge at Taber tomorrow night and der the direction at the present time of Engineer McMillan, left the line of the Canadian Pacific at Weyburn, and proceeded westerly and north- from a city market. in the Lethbridge Herald. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE then goes north to organize new i westerly lodges at Deer, Fort Current. wan and Wdsbury. MEAD OFFICE, T OK ONTO ESTABLISHED 1867 B. K. WALKER, President LAIRD, General Manager A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of Branches I Paid-up Capital, Rest, Total Assets, Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England A GENERAL NANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED FARMERSrBANKING facility aiforded Farmers for tfoeir banking bissisxess. Sales Notes cashed or taken for collection BANKING BY may he made or withdrawn by mail. Out-of-town receive every attention Lethbridge Branch C. G. K. Ncurse, Manager SERGT. EGAN CAPTURED A MAN WHO ESCAPED FROM CUS- TODY OREGON ranch, near St. Mary's. He is want- ed for escaping from an officer of the law in Oregon last faU. He wtus a horsethiei and while riding on the train with the officer jumped through tho car window, although handcuffed, and escaped, lie admits beiRK the man wanted and on his wrists bears !the marks of the handcuffs. The I sheriff is expected tomorrow to take i him away. Tie admits also that he I-A'an of the R.N.W.M.P., made an important arrest on Sun- in the- direction of Swift, From Swift Current they nrade tin- trip south of the main line, and south of the Crow's Nest branch until they reached Lethbridge, From Lethbridpe they proceeded north, crossed the main line, and struck the new main line to Edmonton at Sedg- wick. From Sv-dgwick they proceed- ed in a northwesterly direction to Edmonton. No announcement, has been made by the Canadian '.Pacific regarding the ultimate object of the work done by party. It is stated, however, that, the company had in view for some time the builtling of a new line from Weyburn to strike the main line of the C. P. R- a.t a point somewhere in the vicinity of Swift Current. This would in reality an worth all we ask ninch more. too. Come in .and ask H bout thorn WEBER BROS. Ott Block ;