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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MtiN'bAY, A'PRIL S, 1018 THE LETHBItlDGE DAfLT IJKTTA'CD PAGE SEVEtf > NIO DEATH OF Quebec, April 8:-Coroner Jollcocur tmtiiy opuned his official inquiry Into Mm (leuth of tlio four civilians tliat wero killed during tho rioting iit HI. SivuvtMitJaBt Monday night. The. in-((iifi.st, lind to bo hold nt 1.1m Court. Jlouao in the criminal court room; iho regulur coroner's court us-lug fur too sniull to hold the hundreds of poo-plu anxious to follow (Iks procead'nga. Tin.' Idea' thut tho tonmpir'h inquest, would In; hold simply (o fill customary lorinulltlBa jvns quickly dismissed when the trend of the questioning of the coroner mid jurors became apparent. The coroner's inquest l>n� been given an authority that Ih meant to uiieiirth If possible I he cause of the outburst, and tc>'establish whetlier or not strangers to Quebec City wore behind tho rioting. General Landry, commandant of No. R Military District; General Lessanl. who directed the quelling of the n'ot-iuK, and ;i number of other V.rIi inlli-tary officials were present and will he beard. Mayor Tells Story Mayor Luvigueur described the entire series of event* in commotion will) the mot)'!) attach against the Federal detectives at No. 'A police station in St. Jtoch on Thursday evening. March JX. He related how tJenera! Landry had telephoned him (bat detectives of the military authorities were being attacked in St. Koch, bow lie (the mayor) told General Landry to have the trooparB ready and wait, till he had gone to the scene to pacify the mobs, falling which, he would telephone for the. troops. Mayor Lavigouor stated that he �went to the scene of the trouble Thursday night, found that the trouble had subsided and returned home, confident that the whole thing was quieted, but at 1 a.m., Captain 13es-rochers of the military police, telephoned him that Uelanger had been killed by the mob. Mayor Lavigeuer said he understood the trouble had been brought about by the public sentiment that had grievances against Uelanger and Evmiturel, two Federal "spotters" for the manner in which they treated men alleged to be absentees. 'On Friday morning." continued the mayor. "A. Gobeil, head registrar, telephoned me telling me tliat there was a rumor that, the crowd would attack the registrar's office Friday night, In the Auditorium Annex. "I ordered Chief of Police Trudcl to have the entire police on hand. In the afternoon, f got a letter from Mr. Gobeil, confirming his telephone message in the morning. J again; called the chief of police ordering him to mobilize the,.on (Are police force and give such instructions as would protect public peace and property. He told me not to worry. "About 7 o'clock that evening J telephoned Chief of Police Trudel asking him what precautions he bad (alien and telling him I wanted to see him. 1,1 e called at my house -about. 7.45 and he was with me when a.constable reported to him over the telephone that a mob was forming in St. Roch with the Intention of going np town. i left homo In an automobile to go to meet General Landry and took the chief of police. Passing the corner of Palace and St. Johns Streets I saw a group of disturbers. 1 went to General Landry's office where we remained half an hour. Jn the meantime the mob had smashed the windows of The Chronicle and L'Evenment. i there asked General Landry to call the militia but he said to do this he would have to obtain authority in writing from the mayor and two justices of the peace. After hunting up a justice of the peace, who signed the papers, i returned to General' Landry who told me that the troops were at my disposal and that to get them, I had only to read the Riot Act." > The mayor then related the events of Sunday night, the breaking into Brousaeau'a and Mavtineau's hardware stores, and Armaud Lavergne's intervention. The mayor stated that on Sunday night ho remained at home but that, he heard of the threat of the rioters to break Into a number of stores. Mayor Laviguenr stated tliat when he went down to the scene of the rioting Thursday night at No. 3 Police Station, he noticed strange faces in the front rows of the mobs. He says the strungm-M followed him through (he crowd to the station and Hied to hear what lie said lo Police Sergeant, Letiirte hi elmrge. of No. '! Polite Station. lie says he bail askcil these meli, who appeared to be elderly, to remain unlet, anil set an example of good citizenship but thut fln'v roughly answered:  "Mind your own business." The mayor says that on Saturday. tlit�.day .alter (he registrar's office was looted, all kinds of rumors were set adrift throughout tile city. Ho says that be went to General Landry who told him lie had received orders from Ottawa tliat the entire situation was in his ((Landry's) liundii. Tho muyor said thai, on Monday morning Annum! Lavergne called on him reporting the agreement he had made witli Colonel Muchin who-was representing (he department of justice at Ottawa and added that if Uie Military were kept from going to St. Roch there would be no trouble. The widow of H. Bergeron, one of the civilians killed in the rioting, said her husband about it.Ill) Sunday night left home to go to (lie scene of the rioting to round up his sons, whom he heard were in the crowd, lie wanted them home because he had heard of the trouble. Mrs. A. Bussieres. widow of another 'civilian killed, said that on thut evening her husband left home to attend Arniand Lavergne's meeting on (he Jacques Cartier market nlare. She says that when he left he had money and a watch, and that when she identified him at the morgue these had vanished from his pockets. Lumiua Beruba, mother of young Demeules. killed in the rioting, testified that her son bad left with his younger brother to attend a eu'ire. party given for the St. Roch Church Fund. The hoy never . carried fire arms and had never mentioned his participation in any manifestation;. Fined $1_Eaeh Quebec, April 8.-Owing to the specific lack of evidence charges laid against forty-five young men of rioting were wlthdmvn on Saturday before Judge Lungolier. Three won' condemned to pay $' ami costs for carrying arms and the arms contiiicuteJ. There are still til�iWee/i men lo appear on charges of making trou'de. ami these lire on bail. Their cases are being investigated None uf the eight mcir arrested Saturday afternoon have yet appeared in � fiiirt. considerably in tin? use. of water and (.'"( no (lis- f People's Forum Communications under this heading must bear tho signatures of tho writers. WATER RATES .___tx Lothhrldge, .April 7, lit IS. To Hie l-'dilor Herald: � Dear Sir.- May I ask for a. Utile space in your paper to air what i consider a big grievance sonic of (he citizens of Lethbridge have al (lie present time. Some little time hack our worthy commissioners suggested raising the wind by increasing the price of the I electric light., bill as some of the con-{ sinners in a large way kicked and threatened a. boycott that idea was dropped. Said commissioners then turned their attention lo the water, and ile-i rided to raise (lie price of that eom-J modlty. (hey considering they had the upper baud there as they could cut. it off it the price is not paid. They decided, if 1 mistake no), lo raise the price UU per cent. Very good, so far, but why do they discriminate lad ween people who have if laid on from (bo main, and those who are not connecled Willi the main, because, unfortunately for them, vthe commissioner* do not see their way to spend the money necessary to lay the main to the said consumers' -houses. Tile 20 per cent, holds good for people connected with the water main, but the poor unfortunates not so connected are told they must pay an extra GOc per month on what they have been paying, viz., $1.00, thus making a round two dollars per month for water, while the 20 per cent, increase would" bring it to $1.80 for which sum the commissioners kindly supply us with water to the amount of one barrel filled three times per week, thus limiting us very quantity we may For tills large qtians i small sum o! money count when we pay monthly as we have to pay, it, while the householder on the main litis an unlimited supply and also gels a discount on his money when he pays a' the end >>!' each quarter. I would like to ask why the two systems of payment? We all n-,e uatcr whether served from the main or from Ihe water carl into our one barrel. Why arc we not. all on tin; same basis ol' payment---quarterly- so that we might all gel lIn- benefit of the. discount, even though one is limited i;i (lie amount used, I think it is kind of adding' insult I" injury. If (he sum of $,fi,0(IU.(IO spent a lillle nine hack on a iliist-eollecting motor line'.- ii;id been spont in laying (he water main to some of the nouses in the. immediate vic i11- I Hy of Ihe city, i think the cmnmis- I sioners would have done move good I for those living here -already and would have helped to draw more peo-I pie Into (lie district., a.: the want of water will only help to drive away j rather than lir.'tw besides encourairin;t ' ! people to liu'ld, as they would prefm � I lo build on the water line rather than without, and as a. citizen of nine years; standing. I think the sura ol *5.'.>U'.l.nn � 'for a dust-collecting motor (ruck was ; a waste of money in these days when i v.-ft are. told by the same people. Hint 1 v. e must, economize. Thanking you in an! icipa I ion, I ICDWAUD .1. KAI'.WII. � i'C'0 12th SI. A. south. ] Lethbridge. WANT SUBSIDY Federal subsidy for the Pacific Great; Victoria, H.C.. Apr. 7.-i'romler Oli- Knstern Railway, recently acquired%y. ver announces thai when the present session of the legislature is concluded he intends to visit, Ottawa and take up with the Federal government, among oilier matters, the 'iiiest.lon of a the Provincial government from thfi company, which constructed it. Mr,;, Oliver desired a subsidy of probably', Jlli.liou a mile for further construe lion of the line. am Mrs. It. Cat-swell of Winnipeg, who war, recently awarded the Rival !14. White face and white legs. About 1700 lbs. 1 Grade stallion, brown color, '! years old, about 1C00 lbs., and broke, to work and a sure foal getter. 1 Grade Clyde stallion, 4 years, about 1700 lbs., sure foal getter and broke to work. 1 grade Percheron stallion, about 1S00 lbs., 6 years old and a sure foal getter. 1 Standard Bred Stallion, Russell Wildmont, No. 37G06, 7 years old, a sure foal getter, and broke to harness.  1 Standard Bred Stallion. 7 years old and has appeared a .wonderful breeder for large stock and is also speedy. Also 20 head of Mares, from 2 years old up to 5 years old, 1100 lbs. to 1250 lbs. SCOTCH SHORTHORN DURHAMS 1. Huron Signet. No. 11717.1. Tied, born August 28th, 191R. 2. Hoan Prince, No. 11821)9. Born April 6th, 1916. 3. Prince Anchovoy, No. 116882. Born April 15th, 1917. 4. lied Herb, No. 118170. Born September 1st, 1916. !5. Commodore Lad, No. 118107. Roan. Born October 12th, 1916. fi. Diamond Boy, No. 118706. Roan. Born November fitb. 1916. 7. Roan Prince. No. 114171. Roan. Born July 19th, 1916. 5. Bald Boy, No. 118268. Roan. Born August 7th, 1916. ft. Nicl;le, No. 22977. Born September 4th, 1916. Registered Hereford, sired by Picton, imported. 10. 1 Registered Hereford Bull. ;! years old. ALSO WA(J0N, DRAYS AND HARNESS. TERMS OF SALE: Half cash, th^ balance payable November tho first, liUS. with eight per cent, on all credit amounts, or five per cent, off for cash on credit amounts. EVERYTHING V.'ILL BE SOLD, NO RESERVE, AS THE PROPRIETOR HAS SOLD OUT HIS BUSINESS. J. A. Smith, Auctioneer REGISTERED CLYDESDALE STALLIONS FOR SALE HIAWATHA-17233. Foaled 24fh May, 1914. Winner two first prizes and twowJiplornas 1917. Sire,. Netherplacc. (imp.) 13335. Dam, Kcte MacGregor, 7998. "LORD HARrV 2ND-10716. Foaled 24th June, 1908. Sire, Lord Oak-burh (imp.), 7371. Dam, Baroness Romeo (imp.), 14934. Apply: TAYLOR MILLING C0a LETHBRIDGE ' The Provincial Department of Agriculture Has Opened a BUREAU in the Board of Trade Offices LETHBRIDGE To secure and distribute farm labor. Farmers wishing to secure help should apply immediately to MR. J. A. WEIR, who has charge of this free service. Phone 1603 HON. D. MARSHALL, Proprietor J. W. DURNO, Auctioneer "'V Notice to Engine Owners! THE IMPERIAL OIL Ltd. Will be pleased'to quote prices on the best grades of GASOLINE, COAL OIL, LUBRICATING OILS AND GREASES PHONE 535 1720 SECOND AVE.'s. 52 STATIOM8 IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AUCTION SALE i r PURE BRED 1 r ID SHORTHORN BULLS ID THESE BULLS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, SEVERAL OF THEM IN SHOW FIT. THEY WILL BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION. EXHIBITION GROUNDS, CALGARY ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11 AT 10 A.M. AMONG'THESE ARE BULLS OF BREEDING FIT TO HEAD A PURE BRED HERD. THEY WILL BE STABLED IN THE BARN8 OCCUPIED BY THE ANGUS CATTLE AT THE BULL SALE. UNRESERVED AUCTION SALE ...... OP Farm Stack anil Implements On the North-East corner of 34-5-17, 8 miles East of New Dayton, 10 miles North of Warner and 6 miles South of Wrentham, the following will be offer-I ed for sale on Tuesday, April 9th . AT ONE O'CLOCK SHARP HORSES: 1 horse. 8 years old, 1700 lbs.; 1 bay mare ,G years old, in foal, 1G00 lbs.; 1 brown mare,  years old, in loal, 1600 lbs.; 1 grev mare, 8 years old, In foal, 1500 lbs,; 1 bay mare, G years old, in foal, 1300 lbs.; 1 team bay mares, 4 years old, in foal, 2600 lbs.; 1 bay mare, 10 years old, in loal, 1200 lbs.; 1 grey mare, 10 vearr, old, in foal, 1200 lbs.; 1 brown mare, 10 years old, in foal, 1400 lbs.; 1 mare, 9 years old. in foal, 1300 lbs.; the above are all broke to work. Anyone wanting good mares .should not miss this chance. They are alt In good condition; 1 saddle horse, 4 years old; 1 saddle horse, !> years old; 1 mare colt; 2 years old; 3 horse colts, 2 years old; 6 horse colts, 1 year old; 2 mare colts, 1 year old. CATTLE: 2 fresh cows, 3 years old; 2 caws due to be fresh, 4 years old; 3 cows due to be fresh, 5 years old; 2 heifers