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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRI DOE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APAIL 20, ltd. SQCIA1L EVIL BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL Deputation Presents Its Views Pres- ent Location Opposed By Several Aldermen The vexed question of municipa action in regard to the social evi was the subject of a long and, a times, heated discussion, at the coun cil meeting last night. All the mem bers but the mayor were present. A deputation -from the Temperai.ce and Morkl-'; Eeform League was present including the president, W. W. New- Secretary Gal- braith, Bev. J. S. Chivers, ex-Aid Cunningham, and G. H. Johnston. The 'petition asking the council to see'that :the law in this regard be strictly enforced was presented with about one hundred signatures attach- ed; headed as the secretary called at tention by the name of C. A. Ma- grath, M. P. Some of the speakers ar- gued strongly for an attempt at the eradication of the evil, meeting argu- ments against segregation and regu- lation. Dr. Galbraith made a very forceful spech in which he argued that' it 'was not a necessary-evil, it was not needed as a protection, that it is-Vpossible to stamp it out if de- termined effort be kept up, that the places spread disease and do not coa- serve' health, police supervision and i'. examination being a farce, ihd.'ithat its existence was not fair fro 'the rising generation. I speakers urged- upon the juiicil, the disgrace of the listrict located where it is, in plain light of every boy and girl, in close proximity to the hotels and where liberation and straight talk. All the members favored the segregation idea but the majority expressed the opin- ion that the present location was most undesirable, it .being too prom- inent. "The Council had never en- dorsed the evil but it is regulated bet- ter than ever said one mem- ber. Another suggested that the streets in the district be brightly lighted, the houses ordered to be painted in modest colors and police patrol placed there. Aid. Hutton pro. tested against the present location and said that he had'always opposed it. Aid; King also entered a stren- uous protest against the location of the houses. He thought it was up. to the Council to do something. There was something radically, wrong that .hey were ever allowed to be where hey are. Aid. King made a motion expressing egrei that the council could not in- erfere with the present condition of affairs although in no way counten- ancing the present location and prom- sing to see if something can be done o-remove the district from the pres- nt location! It was pointed out that the solicitor had told them that they SUGGESTED A PUBLICITY HOUSE For the Publicity Man -Good Idea Of the Council PLANTING GRASS ON BOULEVARDS iuisance to the people on pthe of the city. If eradication not -possible in the council jipinion, then steps should be taken have the district moved to an- quarter. One speaker remrrK- that there was use in trying build up a 'Lethbridge is the; .Herald wishes us to do, 'as jiong as-, such a sight as this, exists." the delegation for ap- igr .-before the Council, [aybr Bowman pointed out some of "difficulties the Council had to lace dealing with the problem, pnrtie- larly that of getting evidence in >urt "to" convict' these people o{ This :and previous to-.mci's made earnest efforts to solve tb roblem and he believed that the Ireaent condition is the best thai had Bt1 been obtained. The wishes 4 the legations would receive careful nr-d ioughtful consideration and t council would do its "best for the mor- could not be removed off .their own property. Aid. Hutton said that they could be moved in a week if the council went about it in the right way. An amendment leaving out the removal of the district clause was carried, with Aid. Hutton and King, opposing. The Board of. Trade acknowledged he grant of at the city council ast night and expressed its villingness to comply with the city's conditions in giving reports. An- other letter from the same source gave an outline of the duties of the pro- posed publicity commissioner aad ask- ed the approval of the council. Aid. Hatch suggested that'a public- ity 'place was wanted well- as a publicity man. He spoke of the pub- licity house at Billings, Mont. They pay there a man and a steno- grapher. The building is attractive; and of great value as an advertiser though costing only He thought that this city should put up such a building on the park and turn it over to the Board of Trade. He thought the fire by-law should not be.allowed to interfere. Then the city would have a place' for a publicity man, where the products of the place- could be displayed. Billings is- not nearly as favorably located as Leth- bridge yet it is a beautiful city and Aldermen Discuss the Same Question As Many C iiens In the course, of a. discussion on the boulevard question at council last evening Aid. Bowman thought it a waste of money to fix up the boule- vards where it is the intention to build new cement sidewalks. Aid Hatch said that.it .was cheaper to grass the -than to fight weeds. Aid Adams said that it would not be .wise to grass them wKere walks are to put in this year Aid. and the rest 'Following a similar line. Aid. King; -wanted to know whb..was responsible j for the constant changing of prudes. AW. Bowman said that according to information from the engineer, it was impossible to strike tie grade at one tiiaev" Aids. King and Hutton were not satisfied withvthe condition of some of the streets and thought that the contractors should not be allowed to leave them like that. Returning to the question, of grass- ing the -boulevards. Aid. King and Hatch agreed'that-It was up to them as members of. the committee to see HAS SULTAN JUMPED HIS JOB? It Is Reported That He Has Ab- dicated AID. KING'S PLANS WERE ENDORSED For Handling Accommod- ation For Tran- sients welfare of the city. subsequent discussion before the left the Council was pointed out that by Iriviug :-evil to the outskirts of the city step would be toward a jumping out of the evil. The having the placw all er the city was discussed. Elton cogently pointed out that patrons .of these places are .jot builders or city builders, and are >t therefore worthy of consideration. One 'alderman, stated his belief in eating it-' as smallpox or any ot.hei- .by; isolation. But Dr.' up the argument, by that smallpox is isolated to Uep disease from spreading while these places spread disease. In hpspi- people got well, in the qther, they got' worse, to which Pres. Nee- llands added that with smallpox the [council takes good care that no one near the place. In the discussion'in the council af- "there was some careful de- -W.L Thompson yesterday all that was mortal of the late W. L. Thompson was laid ;to niiit in the Public Cemetery at I Lethbridge. At 1.30 p.m. a funeral i service was held at his late residence at Spring Coulee. Everyone from Spring Coulee and friends from Cardston, Magrath and Raymond pftsent miid there was a. long to the iUtion. 'About twenty friends wod relatives Another step was taken last nigbt toward providing accommodation for the large numbers of people coming to the city for whom the present ho- tel accommodation is inadequate. Aid. King, chairman of the markets and immigration committee, brought in a report in favor of buying cots, blank- ets, etc., to equip" the- rooms in the old Central School granted- by the School Board for the purpose. As he had previously- been given power he had already purchased these. He advised that man who should be sworn in as a special .constable be appointed at a wage of a month to look after the place. A number of tickets will be supplied- the hotels, where they will be sold and the mou- sy' collected for them.- The officer in charge .will collect the. tickets and turn them over to the committee who will collect the money from the ho- tels. No cots will be reserved ahead. Ete reported-on a code of regulations governing the assigning and control of the transients taking advantage of che accommodation. In a motion to adopt tlu: report Aid...King expressed the thanks of the .Council to the the Chamber of Commerce and the publicity scheme has done it. Liv- ingstone is following Billing's exam- ple; and Lethbridge would do well to do likewise. Aid. King did .not exactly fall in line with putting the building on the square. Aid. Oliver- and Adams saw no financial difficulty .but ._ doubted whether the city 'could-erect the build- ing on the square. They approved of the idea of a separate building. On the side, Adamg thought the city would do a good stroke of ad- vertising by making a' more liberal to the Agricultural Society, f Aid. Hatch proposed that the re- port of the Board of "Trade be amend- ed to include the building'of such- a building as that that not more than be allowed for the building to" be" located Hotel Lethbridge if possible. Aid. King did not think that was sufficient "for a good man; He voted against the. motion on this ground. and see about where the grass is to be sown. Aid. Hatch who is u member of the committee, said that the committee had not been doing its duty. The mayor was 'he -had been Constantinople, April rrand Vizier, and Minister of War, and Nazim--Pasha, commanding the orces at the capital have resigned. ?he Sultan thereupon made fresh ap- pointments to their places. April nost important feature of the sltua- ion in the Turkish capital today was he report that Sultan Abdul Hamid had abdicated. It caused the great- st excitement in the lobbies of par- ament and spread with lightning rapidity throughout the city. A ru- mor, .of night, of the Sultan in a war- snip followed closely on that of his A MOB HANGED FOUR WHITE MEN White Citizens Of Oklahoma Take Law In Own Hands and Lynch Wealthy Landowners Ada, Okla., April hundred itizeus of Ada nearly all of them o he better class, thoroughly incensed with the justice meted out to crimin- als ia the smaller towns of Oklahoma arly today took from the jail and hanged four wealthy land owners for the murder of Deputy U. S. Marshal A. L. Bobbitt'. The lynched men were G. B. Miller, Fort Worth, Tex.; E.B. Burrell, Duncan, Okla.; Jesse West and Joseph Allen of .Canadian, Tex. .Shortly after 3 o'clock this morning the lynchers shut off the electric street lights, cut the telephone com- munication and .quicky gathered near the jail. When all had assembled, a large man swaggered out of the dark- ness and said, "Are you all A confused buzzing was the only swer. The men silently made their abdication but neither could be COD- way towards the jail. They had scarcely started before they met County Attorney Robert Will Bish, ther could be confirmed. Constantinople, April proof of the -unlikelihood of resistance to the Young- Turks army and of a said the leader, this door at once. "We mean busi- ness. Hurry its near daylight." "You might as well go home responded the officer, "This-door will never be opened from this side." After a conference, three of the mob threw themselves against the jail door, and rushed in. McCarthy was knocked senseless with a revol- ver butt, the four prisoners 'were quickly taken out though West fought desperately. "If you're hang me do it said Miller. The mob led the-four msn to'a barn a few hundred feet away and itood them in a straight line--" "Tell us what .you devils know about Bob- Mtt's shouted -the mob leader. West answered for the four saying: "Wo don't know who you nien are and we don't cire. For myself, 1 who had received word that a mob j know if I had a few of was forming. The crowd stopped' at! you would bite the dust, but that's of the authorities to appease.'his request. Attorney Bish said "Men talk, as long as my shooting iron is the is found in the orders of Ada, .you are disgracing this com-i in Texas.' You boys appear to have .v_ -'Inanity in the eyes of the world.! a job to do, why don't you do it? We' pole. This will mean from the capital of all away for one', and Aid: thought that the engineer knew more about where the sidewalks were to go than he did and left it to; him. Ald.Hatch and Kjnjr will see the en- gineer at once and.get the work go- ing at the right places. City Gets a Supply At a meeting of the lake seamen's union, orders were issued to the sea- men at all points around the lakes to take a referendum vote on a strike. The city council has made an ar- rangement for a supply of coal for the power plant having ordered fifty cars from the Galbraith mine at Lund- breck. This supply is- calculated to last until June 1. The city coal mine near the pump- ing .station is: showing up ducing a good quality of coal in a three and. a half foot seam, although the shaft is in only sixty-feet. issued today for the preparation o military transport of troops o Constantinople garrison to Anato the removal the partic pants- in Tuesday's revolution. It i expected that the invading troop enter the city tomorrow or Thursda the right wing' by way of Stamboul seizing the War Office, the Porte an Parliament, the left wing crossing the west waters to secure th heights above -Yildiz Pera and th Bosphorus, while the centre will de- vote itself to maintaining order and preventing- any attempts at pillage TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS The assessor's figures show Winni peg's population .to be Mrs. Irwin, a Rev. Dr Duval, is in'' distnrbec section of Syria, where two mission aries were injured. Many boats are ice bound at Lake Superior points. The charges by ex-fireman Robert Potter against Fire Chief Pritchard, of Chatham, were heard at a private meeting of the civic property com- mittee. The meeting was lively at times. -fottei charges that the' chief took drinks while on duty. The chief in. turn alleges- that Potter is incom- petent. COUNCIL WILL A REPORT FROM OFFICIALS and "moved that the extra insurance risk be taken by the Council. Aid.--Hatch moved the adoption of the report and that Ad. King, chair- man of the committee be given full charge to make all arrangements. He commented upon the- satisfactory way in which Aid. King had dealt with the problem, which sentiment was heart- ily concurred in by the whole Coun- cil. H. S. Skelton -will take charge ol tho rooms at the school. DOINGS AT RAYMOND Mr. Brcwcrton and son, Mr. Roy Brewerton.-left this morning for.Cal- ALDERMAN WANT TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DO ING-COMPLAINT ABOUT NUISANCE GROUND- The City Council met last'night in regular session with all the members present except' Mayor Henderson, who is out of the city. Several warm and long discussions were pull- ed ..off..and.two divisions, bynames were taken. After the Temperance and Moral Reform League deputation had loft the'Council, Clarenco Lowther -called attention to the fact that night soil was being dumped on the nuisanru ground and also 'that, loose papers were thrown there without any effoH being made to burn them." Both things are a great nuisance to the people of the-western side of-the city. The council felt grateful to Mr. Lowther for calling attention to the facts and the general opinion was in fayor of ordering that the nuisances be removed. Mr. Robert Nimmons called the at tention of the Council to the fact that there is only, one light at the Westminster Road railway crossing and that it is sometimes out, mak- KEEP ANIMALS OFF BOULEVARDS. .time thought that the present bylaw should remain. Action will be taken 'to prevent the running of loose ani- ,mals in the streets and the bylaw .will; remain as it is. REPAIRS FOR ENGINE Chief Fowler suggested sending-tho fire isteam engine 'to the machine shop for repairs which were enumerated. Request was made also for a set 61 hangers far the drop harness'.- The report was adopted. -Aid. at this point, pro- Jtested igainst small trifling icings be ing brought up for .discussion at the Council. Thousands of dollars were expended and-all the council did was to O.K. the bills. There was no discussion _; on them, yet some little five-cent affair the council has to stop and'talk. If a thing has to "be done it ought to be .done and not be brought to the council merely for. ap-' provol, to which sentiments, the al- dermen gave- hearty consent. EXPENSES REFUSED F. J. Vallance. the sanitary in- the crossing very dangerous. asked for transporta- suggcsted that two good lights frbm Wlrnipeg. Aid. Hatch placed there to avoid the possibility that where they Advertise af an acddent. for th_ noi ..Aid. Hatch expressed the opinion of he started. Aid. Hutton and tho The A. R. I. sent in bills for rental of the square, of right of way on Smith St, f 1, right to cross tracks with (ten These are no-ninal rentals at fixed rates .for privj leges granted. They were jiassed. The building inspector presented his report for March and the quarter The figures were the same as those already-reported. C.'W. Gray offered to bear the cost, of putting m. a to his .new houses on Round was grant- SCHOOL BOARD THANKED A "letter from the School Board was read, granting the use of the old Central School for the uso of transients. On moti on the School Board was STORE BUILDINGS The city engineer advised that two buildings be built at the city storage Think the'matter over calmly, and let j won't tell anything." the law take its course. I appeal to "The the leader broke you as an officer of the law, return and the four prisoners were carried to your j to a beam and strung up in a row. The mob without a word, proceeded Just.before the rope was placed about on its way. The attorney attempted j his neck, Miller calmly removed' a again to talk to them, but- it was un- availing. The leader replied, "This is no time for and advanc- ed and pounded on the. jail doors. Only guard McCarthy was on duty. NEW FIRE HALL diamond from his shirt front, and re- quested it to be. sent to his wife in Fort "Worth. From his neck tie, he drew out a diamond scarf pin, with th'e-request that it be to Guard McCarthy for his. kindness to As soon as the men were xLead, the mob disappeared. At daylight the; bodies of the lynched were cut down. sinmn n !When tlie mol> removed the men from RAPviaiil' :tiier did not molest Oscar Peoler ULllU U a year who ;Was implicat- ed an the murder, but who turned states evidence. The boy said that Mlte'r'-Sailed Bobbitt. 'and that "Jesse" West paid Miller to commit the mur- der.; "Guthrie, April nor Haskell declares that those im- plicated .in the lynching of the men at Ada yesterday will be pun- AMcrman BrJfer ;Hcs8fafe In Criticize the Struct- ure The new fire hall came in for its mmps last night at the council meet- ing. The discussion arose over a re- quest by Chief Gillespie for improved quarters. Aid. Bowman expressed the opinion hat the fire hall was no use except or a fire hall. No accommodations or a fixe, hall being no accommoda- ions for city or police. Aid. Adams Hiition: "That is more of ur smart work, trusting: to engineers ho ougnt to know- what they are oing and .didn't." Some of the ald- rmen went-so far as to say that it was not fit for a fife hall. "You can't use the ladders and get" ished to the full extent of the law if identified. AIL official investigation, it was announced, will be made. Adjutant General Canton said that to his personal J. B. Mil- ler, one of the men lynched, had kill- ed thirteen men in Texas and; that he had always escaped RAYMOND JOTTINGS .Ta Kee is offering a reward of twen. ty-five 'dollars, to anyone giving in- formation, securing the convictions of the person who assaulted .him on April 4th. There will bo a dance Thursday-ev- en ing in the Meeting House: -This ic horses said one. "The I will probably be the last dance in yards, for cement and for water- works workshop. The council decid- ed to move thft temporary fire hall and to build a building for a cement store house as per recommendation. DEPAKTMENTAL 'REPORTS orses can't get up if they lie clown n; the commented another. The temporary lire hall on Smith treet should be tacked on to the end f the building for .the ends of the said another. Aid. Hatch uggested that a "gallery be 'built round the police office with its. twen- ty-foot ceiling, while Aid. Hutton thought that the idea suggested in tlie press "of hiving it the other way might be tried .and char- acterized, the building as being no good for a fire hall, a disgrace to the .Council and to ttie city. v Numerous other .descriptive words, phrases, clauses and sentences were both grave and gay, were used and in- itermingled with them were serious j suggestions of the necessity of a city} hall in the near future. I whole discussion arose over a: report in which Chief Gillespie re-1 quested that the police quarters be improved. He asked that the sigle policemen be quartered above the office and that a switch telephone, be j placed there and also that a red light be placed at the Lethbridgc hotel cor- the meeting house as the opera houw will be ready to use after :that. A meeting will be held at the sam- ple room tonight for the purpose of organizing a lacrosse team make arrangements to enter the Al- berta Lacrosse Association. Miss Bertha. Grango had a birthday party Friday evening. Owing storm not as many could be present as was wished. However those pre- sent spent a pleasant evening, play- ing games and dancing.r A dainty lunch was served. Men At Hosmer Getting Restless Aid. King made the motion which could be turned on when r council in saying that the coun- other aldermen did not approve of wnich he gave notice at a previous! the: police on patrol are wanted. garyr tney wili: stock} J1 "'as under an obligation to Mr.; starting such a practice. It of goods for the new co-operative which will soon be opened in Raymond. in on train yesterday even- i Burt of Tftber- is in ing with the body to Lethbridge. town company of land seekers i from Spokane. From the depot there was another Mr Will Ko3e of the ow hayillg, improvement. of G.: to the undertaking pwloi'fi hajs and Son wbwe WM conducted by p. still Wbeu fln- Rose" will :have an iip-tp- ol Wertey and ice crew, Met kodlst Ch'Jrch, at 1 the hour was Ute t the Bank or Jfontrcal and two number of mourning ac- B from family friends. --ntpajUed the funeral proceeeion to j the Public Cemetery, where a short i service WM conducted at the grave. Ttte pali bearers were, S. M. Dud- J. A. Kelly, H. E. Kelly, JohD J. G The whole settlement of Spring Cou lee will feel a loss for Mr. .Thompson Nimmons for informing the council as; fused, they were not aware of the condition of the lights. The council adjourned j oefore getting around to these mat- i ters, to take regular action. HORSES ON" City Engineer BOUJLEVARDS Arnold advised EDITOR STANLEY MADE APOLOGY bylaw prohibiting the loose horses. or cattle driving of through the itoral were i which was freely streets as the boulevards always from the loose animals or from the riders' horses. ]jte advised doing away with bylaw 15 regarding boulevards and substituting another. AW. Bowman did -not approve of doing away with bylaw 15 as the en- gineer suggested. He looked forward to the time when the engineer's cae in case of need could always call j scheme of a low pressure water sya- Mr. Thompson for awistance, [-tem would be installed as the city en- gineer had suggested but in the mcao was a whole hearted man who had and no enemies and any Vanouver, B. C., April Editor Stanley, of the Ledger, today apologized for having written unkind about the judges in with the Globe Insurance ease, at Fernie. The deputy attor- ney genera! declared that lie wanted a fine imposed even in the event of an apology. The court will announce its decision tomorrow. meeting, that all heads of depart-1 meats be required to furnish the couc asked for a private office. At present! the police have to serve twelve hours i A private despatch to the Herald from B. C., says .regarding the strike that the men are very an- xious to got back to work and are, becoming more restless and dissatis- fied every day. Unless a lot of sup- port is forthcoming from the union there will likely be a break very soon in the ranks of the iacn. cil with monthly reports reporting at a time and he said that it was too progress of work aad money expend- long. The report was referred to the ed. In supporting his motion he j license and police committee. said he bfilieved all officials should I _i---------------------- make such reports as are by Chief Gillespie. They give the DEATH OF YOUNG MAN George jtfackenthun, aged 22, died on Monday morning at his jcouain'a home, about five miles from Warner, lie had only arrived a few weeks ago. They telegraphed his mo- TWELVE HUNDRED KILLED _ Berlin, Apr. 20.-A despatch roceiv-1, t.hor that be was but he died Council a better what is be- 4iyr done- an idea also of ana massacres what is required.' they are not twelve. hundred persons judgment on the offic- some Europeans. British 'warships I tho 'TT..; _u.Awnlvr J M OTtlft.i. ___ _ t ffltt but merely for-'information. The cotmcil thought it was a good idea and gave it their unanimous support. The Daylight Bill now before the House of Commons aad Chief Gillen- pie's Curfew Bylaw were presented, but left over until the adjourned meeting on Wednesday evening when the appointment of a fire chief will ed here from Beyrout today savs Ad-1 ibcfopc shc arrivecl, The; bodv has _ _ f r '1 1 -t 1 I cmtralmed. by A Son sent back home in United" States. have reached according this information and eight hti'narou men from them hnve been sent ashore. Thc Montealm Montreal yesterday, opening bo up. navigation ten days earlier than last year. Tho St. Lawrenec is now to the sen. BARRH NOTES Barrhiil. April Hend- rickson has commenced the erection of a grocery store here. A black- entered smith shop is badly needed. Mrs. Throngard, who lias boon ill. is improving. farmers have nnith- od sending. ;