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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Aug. TTTB LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD' Page 3 The best buy in the city FAIR- MONT F. C. Lowes Co. Owners and Sole Agents tract ibl ROOM 10 ALBERTA BLOCK. PHONE 771. I OR SALE The 8 roomed fully modern house, facing east and known as No. 508 Westminster Ed., Terms. The H. MACBETH AGENCY INSURANCE LETHBBIDOE PHONE 536 SOMETHING CHEAP For 3 Days Only 3 lots on William St. facing east, 1-3 cash; balance 3 and 6; WUkie Kerr INSURANCE AND COAL HULL BLOCK, WEST A. R, A I. OFFICE. PHONE 623. KEPT BUSY WITH PUBLIC WORKS J Worth going at Two lots 25x125 on water and eiicb, on easy terms. Apply R. V. GIBBONS CO. No. 1 Ranching Propositions acres In block. GO per cent, tillable, running water on ict; only per acre; good terms. 2240 acres S miles from good town. BO per cent, or more till- le; several springs on tract; per acre; good terms. Good halt section on Weyburn line, only til .00 per acre. The Weber-Huff Investment Co. Meeting Largely Devoted to Their Consideration: Day Labor not Satisfactory; No More Hand Bills on the Streets At tlio July mooting of the City Council It was the mmnlmouK opinion of the Hay or ami aldurmcit that something alioiikl bo dqno with- out delay toward making Die public cemetery a If tile more presentable, and tho secretiiry-lreasurer was ask- ed to bring In a. report showing the financial condition of the cemetery fund. His report yesterday showed Unit of the debentures Issued for tho acquirement of a public rom- etery there is still on 1mml while there is a credit bauuito of J115.9U in the current account. The total cost of in-iiin till nance of the cem- etery for the five months ending May 31 was flOiUO. Something will be done at an early date toward Beautifying the Cemetery Grounds and the Parks and Boulevard Com- mittee was asked to bring down ii re- port al the next meeting of the coun- cil as lo how some of the money for this purpose could best be spent. Engineer Blanchard's report show- ed that good progress is being made in the, various city improvements un- der way. On the sidewalk contracts iilSO feet of six-foot walk lias already been put down, also 1005 feet of ten- foot walk around Gait Park. The out- let for the storm sewer system at the. foot of Third avenue .has been com- pleted, and 1750 feet of storm sewer thorn in ,their flcnh, and tlie.whole councii feels that it would have been much -more satisfactory if the work, had 'been done by contract. No More Waste Paper Two bylaws were introduced and put- 'through, tho ordinary readings. One was a 'bylaw striking the 1911 tax rate at fifteen mills on the dol- lar. The other strives to control the indiscriminate 'scattering of waste pa- per about the streets and lanes of tile; city. Hereafter it will be uniaw ful 'for small iboys to distribute hand- bills on the streets. They may bo taken from house lo house: and left in 'the houses, but the aisual way ot scattering, them 'broadcast to the winds, will he prohibited. Band Management The committee in churfee of the T-iGthbridgn Citizens' Band wrote ask' ing that the management of the band pipe laid on Third avenue, 'besides 750 feet on Fourth avenue. be put upon a different basis. As it Is now, the committee composed of-.Messrs. Eckslorm. llouk and G. Robinson arc responsible to the coun cil for the 'band, while (hoy have no control over the funds put up by. the council for the -bund's maintainence. The council decided that as things are n6w, the -band was unsatisfactory, and the whole matter of the manage- ment of the band was left' in tht hands of the commitlec. All monies will.now be passed through the hands of this'committee, so that they will In the grading contracts, the report jhave direct control over the band, stated that Macleod road was being J. Loggfn, of North Lothbridgc, reg- gradetl, and part of the contract wasiistered an objection to the city wat- already finished. Some grading also j crworks system, charging him for has -been done in the Victoria for'his liarn at a rate 'based addition, but it had 'been thought the number of stalls in his barn, visahle to take tho graders off work-JThe stable will accommodate twenty there and put them at work grading j and he is charged accordingly, the extension of Seventh avenue' from -j hut he stated that at no time did he Sixteenth street east to the fair grounds. -Some of the iron pipe for the city water main extension the ground, and the for the water main is already on ftvooden for (he pine fair grounds is already on tho ground. A trenching machine the iput to Splendid Corner 125 .feet by 127 feet. ...Within live minutes of depot. Watery sewer and light. Ideal spot for home V. Price Terms North Letribridge Realty Co. work on'this contract within a short i time. In order .to allow the work Of put- Jting down the storm sewers to pro- jceed he, recommended the construc- tion of 6370 feet of combined curb and gutter on Fifth, Sixth and Thir- teenth streets, and on Sixth avenue. The cost of this work will be Tho report showed that tlie city coal mine produced during G4G tons of coal. .Tohnstone and Ritchie wrote stat- ing that the Western Plumbing Co.! would accept ?135.SO for that part of; Lot 9, Block B, which was expropriate ed by the city some time ago. As there seemed to 'be the Impression among some of the aldermen that the company had 'offered this piece of property for much less than this a- mount the matter was referred to the City Solicitor for his report. Gait Street Sewer An account from Smith Bros, and Wilson for work on (.he city derrick jfor 175.2-1 was ordered paid. The same firm also submitted another ac- count dated April S, for material ami labor on No. 3 sewer. As only one item of the expense, amounting to was certified to, the account was re- ferred back to the city engineer to BARGAINS section of land, improved, house and barn, -12 miles from Barons, 60 acres in crop. per acre. cash, balance on term's.. Lots In North Ward, each, easy terms 6 roomed fully modern house to rent Illinois-Alberta Realty Co. Phone 455 Lethbridgo Hotel Block FOR SALE-SNAP 153 acres'adjoining-townsite of Bimlett, only 300 feet from nifiin business street, ripe for subdivision. Good house and fenced. C. P. R. gas line will run through property. Price per acre. Address A. B. HOAGLIN i" 'have more than five or six horses in the .barn. He asked that the matter be adjusted.-.; The water master be instructed to have a meter install- ed in Loggings .barn, and until this is done he. will be charged at a rate- based oh six head 'of- horses. W. J. Heslon wrote asking the coun- cil to reconsider its decision not to InstaL .-'mains on Ashmead street at tho present, time, and offering to pay the interest on the capital re- quired to do this' work, until such time as other liouees are built, which will connect with (he'same main. Mr.. i-Ioslop will .be notified that the matter will have to stand in abeyance ac- cording to the report of the city en- gineer at the last meeting of the council, until such time as, he 'has hie residence under construction. 'The Works and Property Committee advised the purchase of another horse cart and harness for the scavenging department An offer from the Leth- brlrlge Brewing and -Matting Co. for such an outfit for ?400 was received and same will he accepted. Reed Street Valuations J. R. Anderson and H. Macbeth, who at. the last meeting were chosen as valuators for tho property for the Reed street down their valuations of this property. The secretary was asked to write each of the property holders, offering them tho prices as fixed toy the valuators follows; Offered C. B. 25 R. J. Chiswick N. Marshall check over the various items and bring in a report. This thill elicitedpjJ. F. Hamilton the remark from one of the alder- iLeth, School Dlst. TiiiOO 1025 700 3500 Ashed 100 G015 1200 10SO CITY ENGINEER WANTS AN AUTO Several Recommendations From T his Department for Changes Although tbo now city engineer, A. C. Blunchard, has only been In the city thr.co weeks, ho already has his department (in smooth running or- der, and is considering several chan- ges which ho 'believes will tend to better work Jn the department throughout. For this purpose he yes- terday supplemented' liin report with aeries of recommendations, which will Do considered by the Works and Property Cqivmltlcc Tor report to the jiext meeting of the council. It' possible, the engineering staff's in the city hall will be re- arranged to give hotter accommoda- tion but The work will coat about, will greatly facilitate the work of the department. The engineer has also asked for a couple of- additional men, a record- er and a time-keeper. It is Mr. Bhnchard'e intention to keep careful records of all city work on his files, so that at any time lie may be able to refer to' any piece of work and tell exactly how It has been done and how much it costlier unit. ''He has also made other recommendations as foN lows: City Bench Marks The levels of the city streets, sew- ers and sidewalks, etc., are set from certain points scattered t hrpughout the city, of which the exact eleva- tions have 'been established. Up to the present time, however, these points have been chosen chiefly with regard to. immediate requirements. The" trouble" in connection with the levels of the sewers and sidewalks has largely sprung- from the system of using tops of hydrant and such other points, as bench marks. I am making arrangements to estab- lish a complete system- of bench marks, consisting of to rasa plates to be firmly set to the foundations of building's, as soon as the pressure of summer wbrk> is ...Sewane Disposal The matter of preparing plans in this connection Is again, being taken up with T.VAird Murray, Ihc consult- ing engineer for this. work. Already considerable work" has been done in this regard, "hut'the summer has ad- vanced to such an extent, that I do not anticipate that we shall be" able :o commence actual construction on this'work until late in the fall." Areas Under City Streets Under .'the a existing 'bylaws, prop- erty owners are 'being, permitted to construct areas under our streets for various purposes, on payment of nominal i-ciital; The value of this income cases, is entirely )ut of proportion to the privilege. I would recommend .that your coun- cil take'the necessary steps to obtain 'or this privilege a rental commen- surate with the value of the conces- sion, and I would suggest that, in pursuance tlie charge be fiveri at a rate of 8 cents per square 'oot per year within outside limits of area. Conveyance for' Engineer I have transferred the-horse which lad been in use by the late engineer, to the street department, as toeing un: suitable for otht work, and instead purchasing another iiorse for the ise of the engineer, I would recom- nend that -a serviceable mini-bout be jurchased for this purpose. Gravity Water Supply The report of the last city engineer MONEY TO LOAN ON IMPROVED FARMS SNAPS. SNAPS 3 roomed house nnd 2 lots, North Ward, caibi balance monthly payments. 1UO acres good farm lurid 4 miles from railway. 911 per 4 Easy terms. W. M. Harris Firo Insurance Room 1 Dominion Block Phono 1367 f FOR SALE Bungnlo, 6 rooms, furnace and conveniences, workshop and storeroom, fine cellar, lawn, cemeut walks, surrounded by and shade trees; furniture goes with iho place; 5 lola 127 ft. front- age; 011 15th Street South; a good buy; 15500, 11500, balance 4 years or cash. Apply to owner, at 818 15TH STREET SOUTH Inside City Properties High Class Farming Lands Conservative Investments and Well Secured Loans, as well as Avery Threshing and Plowing Md-' chjnery are offered by W. R. DOBBIN, Financial 310 7th Street Lethbridge, Alta J) n regard to the gravity water system. men tliat it was about time that the Should the property .owners not ac- cliy had quit trying to do their own work by day labor. This No. 3 sewer proposition has been a continual cept the offers of the city the matter will liavc to he referred to an arbi- tration board for settlement. STOP WORK ON BIG BLOCK AT CALGARY BULLION IN iHE BANK London, Aug. amounting to was taken into the BenU of England foday and was withdrawn, for shipment to South America. JUMPED FROM TRAIN Calgary, Aug. positive Winnipeg Aug. Willison, orders wore1 received Tuesday morn- L 'young' Englishman recently arrived ing to closo down work now in pro- gress on the new Hudson's Hay mill-. ion dollar store on Fir.st street est, Dan Stillwell, who is.in charge of Hie Calgary work, stated shortly after noon that several directors of Hie Hudson's Bay Co. will arrive in Cal- gary from England to look over the worlt and construction and work will he commenced shortly after their vis- it. A closing down of operations is merely temporary, says Mr. Stillwell, lUhough t.ho telegram ho received is- peremptory. It is from the head office of Carter, Halls-and Aklinger, and reads as fol- lows: "Dan Stillwell, Calgary, Alta.: We have instructions from Bur-bridgo lo close down the work. Arrange to lo 30 at once. Complete tlio wails, i iml securely brace Hie same, repair! he streets and move the fence irto j he wall line, witHdraw tenders on the I small work. Soil engine to Fyslio, if will pay cash. Get monthly esti- approved. Leave Drlscoll to ook after things and try to be in Win- ipcg by Sunday. See letter." in from an easthound train two miles out of Winnipeg: this morning. The train was travelling slowly when a friend missed him, A fctop was made but a search failed to locate Wiliison. He is still missing. Special 2 Lois, Hlock 42, west side Barracks, Terms Houses and Vacant I'roperf.y. .Listings Wanted. H. J. H. Skeith Phone 1343 Op p. Alexandra Hotel referred to me >by your council, is now before me- As the matter is an. im- portant one, I shall require consid- erable time for its' consideration and shall report upon it, at a future meet- ing of the council. FLAX FROM BOW ISLAND S. A. OFFICERS LEAVE THE CITY Ensign and Mrs. Laidlaw Transferred to West- ern States Ensign and Mrs. Laidlaw, tho offic- ers ol the local Salvation Army Corps, received farewell orders from Territorial Headquarters, Toronto, three weeks ago. They.have boon ap- pointed to an important position as mancial secretaries to the Western States under Colonel Smceton. The Ensign sel ved under the Colonel three vears previous to his going to the States. The Colonel for the last twelve months has boon1 trying ,to ring Ensign anil Mrs. .Laidlaw as of- licers under him1. It is close upon ten months sijico the officers came lo Lethbridge, and the work has readc good progress. The financial part of the work lias doubled, quite a few have been converted and added lo the numbers, the hall and officers' quar- ters have been renovated, and the icily detention home has been put on a good basis. The number of cases passed through the Home since March, is as follows 14 girls and 13 chil- dren three maternity cases, resides throe insane women taken care of be- fore being removed to Brandon Tho .city council and chief of police have had' every confidence in the Ensign and Mrs. Laidlaw in their having full charge ol the Home. Another branch of the good work'just started is pri- MAYOR.OF BOSTON MIXED ON; THE GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE Hamburg, Aug 1 Hamburgers lavo'.'been much amused at Boston's nayor, John F. dently aid not study the roan of. Eur- ope Iroioie bunging the 100 members if the Boston chamber'of commerce over to this aide of the water. Reptyr. ng to a toast at H banquet at Hani-: buig the majoi said "We'are delighted with our experten: es in this magnificent country. .We vere especially impressed with Du's- meaning, of 'course Dussel- orf. He went oh: "Wa look forward with teen'interest to; our visit to the.Ger- idii capital, whence we go to thoie ther great German tonne, Budapest nd Vienna." Tbat the soil of Southern Alberta! son work, the ofTcors two weeks ago lonlains in abundance all the mater-! having im imitation from ials necessary for the successful pro-jDr. Uivcrs to conduct services duclion of flax was amply demonstral Sunday afternoon lo the prisoners In cd yesterday when a magnificent sam the new jail. Ihc semcrs the List pie was shown the Herald by .1. W. two Sundays have been much enjoyed Heed, of How Island. The sample] by the officials and prisoners. The was taken from the'sixty-acre field of i meetings in the jail mostly arc music Your rent will buy a home Lots, Oftly 5 blocks east of North Ward school on Fifth and Sixth Ave. arc now on tlie market at the low price of 1150 each, 10.cash, and per month. For sale by The Cascaucn Land Co. MACDUNALD BLOCK. Kirs'che, four miles north of How Island, and the whole stand is equal- singing. The Salvation Army nnd every true follower if Jesus ly as good as that shown the re- Christ believes the only way to save porter. "This year has been a par-j the men, woirBii and young people in tictllarly favorable one for said j ihcse institutions, is to them .1 Mr. Reed, "and some splendid yields j helping hand instead of bending them are expected. The crop has now pass-, to prison. ed the. flowering stage, and we have i Ensign and Mrs. Laidlaw desire to every reason to believe that it will thank Hie people of Lethbridge tor be safely harvested. The crops in the I their generosity towards them pcr- Ilow Island district are excellent, and Isonally, and the Army, work during the biggest yield by far in her his-1 their stay in Ulhbridgc.' They feel THE BIGGEST SNAPS IN FARM LANDS IN ALBERTA ICO Fenced Stable, etc. SO Spiiug wheat Price 12000 per acre. cash, balance in "half'crop payments.. (110 500 acies in crop, Spring wheat. looking splendid. 8 miles from a town. per acre. We iplendjd enipe, jn rnw and, cloie to Weyburn fer from to 115 ftr acre. tbry will be raised. "Mr. Reed is interested in the How Island Mercan- tile Co. and reports business as be- ing brisk, and on the increase. Mrs. Sara' Mars, fifl years old, fell off a street car .if Montreal, fractur- d her skull, and died-in the hospital. LethblOlgc will continue' to help the new oncers, Ensign Andrews and ('apt. fierce, two women officers from HNncouver. The welcome meet- ing in night Hi S p.m. Come to crowds and give the new of- ficers real I.ethbrldge welcome. It Secretary. THE Dowsley-Mulhern Land Co. to The Dowdiy-McMIUm Land Co. ;