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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Professional Hecklers and Ex-employees Interrupt the Mayor Mr. Hardie Attacks Finances Aldermanic Candidates Speak .Citizens of Lethbridge who packed .MajesticTheatre last night were treated to a bill ranging from liiiailce to comedy with more or loss Hum r dozen aldonuaiiic and mayoralty as liirants -playing the leading roles. And it nothing else can be said of the bill it can at least be suid that everyone had his 1111 ot'municipal politics for one year hi least. The mass meeting of the citizens called by the administration to hear !he Issues of the present election cam lialgn discussed was -well attended. A few crowds like that of last evening inigiu even hearten Williambuckshol- shenuan of Calgary fame and induce lilm to keep the theatre open after December 31 In spile of his aiinounc ment to the contrary. The meeting1 was called to ordo by Mayor Hatch who asked all aspir ants for olllce and heads of dcpar inentB who might be present to Ink the platform. 0. F. p. Conybeare, a one of the old timers of the city, wa. then called upon to give a sort of re sumo of the city's history, which h. did in masterly s manner, greatl: pleasing the audience. In the course of his remarks he dealt very largely with the city's II lances, and advocated what he be ieved would be the proper solution for a couple of difficulties in which lot only Lethbridge .but other west- ern cities find" themselves. (Continued on page LOCUl IMPRIIMENI MIME LEGAL PROPOSED WORK WAS ADVER TISED ACCORDING TO LAW- WAS NO IRREGULARITY So many reports, with more or less of a semblance of truth, have been fly ing about since the election campaign started, that it is hard to know BI- actly what to believe. On the platform last night, the Herald was called to rask by Mayoralty Candidate Hardie because it had made n statement that the ratepayers of the city have voted every dollar.of expenditure made this year, for local improvements and con. struction of 'municipal utilities. Mr. Hardie. claims that there some worth of-local Improvements for Iflll and which have never been voted ,on by. the people. The Herald called on the secretary, treasurer this morning to get a state- ment'iii the matter, and found that they had not in reality .boeu. voted up- on. But they had bocn advertised .in the regular way, as provided for In the 'Scharter. No ratepayer has entered any pro- test against thc work being proceed- ed ivjth. The 'work has been done. Tho money has been borrowed from the bank to pay for them. They will now be paid for, part by frontage tax, and part by the city at Did the Senator's Son Reveal Secrets Montreal, Dec. Ing to L. A. David, son of Sen- ator David, prominent in' the Liberal ranks in Montreal, the party at a caucus in Ottawa on Saturday decided that they would agree to vote 001) for a Canadian navy built by Canadian yards, but they would oppose a policy of direct contribution unless a real emer- gency were proved. Mr. David announced this as the actual decision of the caucus. Lctlibridgc, Albct'ta. Wednesday, December -Kli. CENTS MAYOR HATCH AND COMMISSION RULE Number One of the charges made against Mayor Hatch that he has not been zealous enough In bringing commission form into ef. feet. In fact, Mr. Hardie rather hinted at lait night's meeting In the Ma- jestic that the Mayor's dllatorlnets In this respect wai largely the reason he is In the field. The charge would be quite in order if it were true, and the Mayor would certainly be open to censure. But it'ls not true. What are the facts. Mr .Hatch took office last January, and there was no means of bringing commission form of government into effect until the city obtained a new charter. In order to get a new charter, it was first necessary to draw up the charter, and it 'will then be necessary to present It to the Alberta legisla- ture for ratification. Now what happened? The 1912 council Instructed the city solicitor to prepare the new char- ier, and he has been working on it steadily for and promises to lave It ready for the Legislature when it meets. The new charter will pro- for commission government, a police commission and various other re- orms asked for by the electors.. In fact, It is a drastic change in the meth- ods of governing the city. Mayor Hatch couldn't do more than has been done. Neither could Mr Hardie, or any other critic of the Mayor and 1912 council. Drawing up a lew charter is the job of a man and of time. It voluminous docu- and covers all details of civic administration. That the council have een busy on It shows, that they have had regard for the wishes of the eople. Just how Mayor Hatch could have had the charter compls-ed nd ratified .before this is something beyond the ordinary man's mind. Perhaps Mr Hardie thinks a special session of the Legislature should ave been called to deal with the new Lethbridge charter Mr. Hardie hould find something m0re tangible upon which to criticise'the Mayor. D. H. ELTON FOR Council's Recommendation for Police Magistrate Mr. Fleet- wood Resigns Water Master Council Doings in Tabloid Accepted Police Magistrate's resigna- tion. Accepted Watcrmasler-'s resignation. Agreed to accept offer ol C.P.R. to Want Nominal Secretary for Associated Board at Modest Sal- ary Many Resolutions Passed Enjoyable Smoker at Night (By a, Staff Reporter) Macleod, Dec. second an- nual convention of the Asspciated Hoards of Trade of Southern Alberta was held yesterday in the city hull, Macleod, with about a score of delo- In attendance. The delegates were welcomed by Mayor Stedmnn, block Who expressed his pleasure at meet- nrovB No. 2 Fire Hall north, to make room for new treight, sheds. 6 Ing them on sufh an occasion. Words H. Biton will be trie new police welcome were also addressed by magistrate "subject to the attorney-i President Allen of the Macleod Board general's confirmation. of Trade. In the absence of President City council proceedings show the Dr. Lee'ch, Vice President .7. A. Cum- cITect of the late season of the year. ming of Graniim occupied' the chair Business at the adjourned regular and replied to the address of welcome.' afternoon was mostly SUPERINTENDENT BELIEVES ALL CHANGES WILL BE PAID OUT OF EARNINGS 'or present form of government. 'or present form of government with three commissioners, or straight commission government. The above arc (he three questions Tilings look rosy with thc street to be placed on the referendum Iml- j railway system. To break pverfin thc lot on Monday. The electors are to I first year's operation is'the aim of tlie privilege of preferential General Superintendent Hcid. That he votil'g and will have two choices. An n the matter of some fifteen ap peals from convictions under city by law, re gambling houses, his .Honoi Itoland Winter, Judge of the Distric Court, handed out judgment at lernoon. The convictions in each case were quashed "without costs. The judgment is a somewhat lengthy one and covers the grounds re powers of city to legislate in criminal matter PREFERENTIAL BALLOT ON MONDAY PEACE CONFAB IS 10 SWDEC. ARMISTICE LONDON WILL BE SEAT OF THE NEGOTl4tlONS I meeting this routine. As anticipated, H1. Eentley tendered his resignation as police magistrate, i same to take effect at once. Marry Flectwood also tendered his [resignation, to take effect Dec. 31, .and asked for leave of absence from Dec. 15. Hofch resignations were accepted. D. .H. Elton was recommended for Hie position of police magistrate. M. Cameron, superintendent" of Hie C.H.R. at Medicine Hat, wrote the council asking if they would he willing allow thc company to move the No. 2 Fire Hall from lots 1 to 4 I block 137 to lots 1 to 4, block one block north of the present loca- Letters expressing Inability to be pre- sent were r >ad from P. J. Nolan K.C., and J. S. Dennis, of the C. p. li. at Calgary. Hon. C. li. .Mitchell was also prevented by indisposition from at- tending. Delegates in Attendance The following were the various legales in attendance: H. E. Barons; J. M. Button, Bow E. Phlpps, Cardston; E. A. Barker and.1 A. E. Quayle, Carmangay; A.-B. Hogg, Cnrmangay; S. H. Marks, Champion; Geo. A. Miller, Champion; J. A. Gum- ming, Graniim; C. A. Gigot, High Riv- er; D. H. Elton, Geo. W. Green, J. B.' Turney, w. D. Fiuley, Lethbridge; A. ta. Allen, Macleod; A. F. Grady, Mac- eod; A. Winscombe, Wlnnifred; J. Pember, Macleod; L. S. Oowei-Mac- eod; G. C. McCIellan, Macleod; Robt. (Continued on page Princess Burned Herself to Death large. secretary-treasurer ___ the amount which tho city at large win have to bear will be about 000, for which amount debentures wiili will see his hope realized seems to he clcc'or can vote [or iirst choice and f'hen mark his second choice should the first fail. good betting proposition. The issued yesterday from the office tiiuuinu cieoentures will! have to be Issued chargeable agalnstl port: the city's credit. of the system is considered very states that couraging by civic officials, and outlook is cvcu brighter than it been. Thc following is shown by the But so far as the having voted on these improvements, they were advertised, and by thc si- lence of the electors, the council was at liberty to assume that they had the consent of tho citizens, just as if the matter had been submitted to a vote. November Statistics No. of passengers carried Total earnings Average daily passengers. TWO YEAR OLD CANADIAN STEER Si 8-1 Chicago, III championship nt nve BEAT ALL COMPETITORS AT CHICAGO PRELIMINARY HEARING BEFORE MAGISTRATE ONERS WILL GIVE EVI- DENCE Kamloops, B.C., Dec. ary investigation Into the charge ag- ainst Fleak and Lowe, accused o'f mur- dering Charles Achcaon, Kamloops, -was continued here today before .1. W.' Scott, and after considerable evidence was submitted by the Crown, and the argument of counsel, further encjuiry Vas adjourned until Wednesday. Mayor Robinson and Constables lie- Lintock and Rotlmey were among the examined. Mr. Mclntyrc, counsel for tho pris- oner Fleak, argued that the evidence did not make out a prima facie case, was inconsistent, inconclusive and Identity doubtful. Mr. Archibald, for Lowe, look the aamo ground. Air.. Pulton, for the Crown took an apposite view, and Magistrate Scclt said some Inconsistencies in a prelim- inary investigation were inevitable. Finally, the defence elected to sub- mit evidence and adjournment was muted to Wednesday. Average daily earnings Report to Dale Xo. of days in operation. of passengers Total earnings Average daily passengers Average daily earnings The daily expense of operation', in- eluding interest and sinking fund i that is, all over head expenses is' ilacc.1 at S100. ,ls ljV D. Tho new turbogenerator at the now-' er plant is almost reach- for opera- tion, an.! will be turned week, so that the heavy lc Dec. grand Sofia, E'JigariaJ.; Dec; peace plenipotentiaries, represent- ing Bulgrfrlii s'orvia -and Montenegro, will-begin their work in London on-Friday of next week. Thc armistice signed at 8 o'clock last evening, at tire-.village of Baghtche, took the revised forni drafted by D. S. Daneff, Speaker of thc Bulgarian parliament. It contains the following conditions: 1. The belligerent armies shall remain in the position they at pre- sent occupy; 2..The besieged Turkish fortress- es shall not be re-victualled; 3. The re-victualling of the Bul- garian army In the field shall be carried out by way of the Black Sea and Adrianople, commencing ten days after the signature of the amistice. The negotiations for peace shall begin in London on December 13. It is officially announced that the Greek plenipotentiaries at Baghtche did not definitely re- ject the terms of the armistice, but reserved their decision twen- ty-four hours. Even In the event of her declining to approve the armistice protocol, Greece will participate in the peace negotia- tions in London. MINERS ON STRIKE London, Dec. Three thousand thc 1SI12 intmialion- niners in Wales have struck. They ion honors was refuse to work with non-unionists un- oii Victor, a til the later join tin- union ild Angus steer. The animal i sheds and yards fronting on Tliir-i teeiith St., N. The oiler of the com-I T pany was accepted, the company to'J tear the expense of moving the ibuilding and of grading the new site to the v street level. The company will also he askcil to move the North Lethbridge weigh j v Stallord Village'wrote asking for a reduction of water, rates, but the [council could not sen its way clear to grant the reduction. J.. H. Mclnenly, oi .the Aquatic club, wrote asking for free water and light for a proposed'Skating rink on lhc Athletic Park. The council, how- ever, felt that, as a superintendent of sports, Mr. Jack, has been ap- Constanllnopie, Dec. heartened by the prolonged de- lays in the signing of the peace protocol, and perhaps effected by the long series of Turkish defeats, the Princess Zekky, burned herself to death, ap- parently deliberately, It was learned today. She caused ser- vants to build a huge bonfire, and before any of them could interfere, she threw herself In to the flames. TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TRAF- FIC, ESPECIALLY COAL, HANDLED BY-C. P. R. ELEVEN KILLED IN pointed to look after allluoc- menls, the Aquatic Club be informed that their request cannot be enter- tained, hut the council will do all possible to meet them at Henderson Park. HAVOC CAUSED BY REAR END COLLISION NEAR ZANES- VILLE. OHIO WINTER WEATHER PREDICTED Winnipeg, Man.. Dec. j failing all over the Canadian pralrl west and while generally it is not leavy fall, there is no sign of a le up. The weather has been moder uely cold but at no point throughou :ho prairie west has the thermomete .Duelled the zero point since Sunday Probabllltlcs: northerly winds cold with light snow falls. Zanesville, Ohio, Dec. -Eleven COL. GRACIE IS New York, Dec. -I. Gol. Archibald Gracie, of Washing- ton, one of the last passengers to leave the sinking Titanic, died here today in a private hospital. ter evenings will strain on the plant The in grain oi j hay, on wir- nm.0i at liurillg thcj WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE TODAY t "10Ilths. CHILD DRANK POISON Prince Albert, Sask., Dec. 3 _ Ver- netta May, the three-year-old daughter of C. IS. Summer, is dead as the result of drinking poison. Tli'o mother pin p her to bed and then, supposing her to be asleep, left her. The child discov- bottle of wintergreen and drank It. Death followed lu about ered three hours. deaths, one probably fatally injured, and four others seriously injured, is the wreck score, as a result of a rear- end collision between Cincinnati and Muskingum Valley passenger train No. 43, and Cleveland, Akron an-d Colum- bus passenger train No. 125, In which the rear coach of the latter train was telescoped. The revised list of dead -follows: Mrs. B. A. Emerson, of Zauesville, and her two children, a boy aged two and a daughter, aged five. That 3nO cars of coal a day are handled from this division of the C. P. R. company was the. statement' made the other day by General Sup- erintendent Price while in the city conferring with the Hoard ot Trade. This immense amount of business from the coal fields in this district is one of the outstanding features ol theHrallic in Southern Alberta this fall, although the Calgary officials are very well pleased with the movement of grain in the "south which has been much .better than it was during the same time last year. Thc movement of coal has been par- ticularly heavy this fall, and is steadily increasing .as cold weather settles over thc cnstern portion of tho prairies. Every available engine which can be taken of! regular runs is being placed on coal trains, and. the mines are working larger shifts that ever, before in their history. Not only (he motive power, how- ever, is feeling the strain ot tho leavy movement of coal. The Lelli- bridge yards are taxed to their ut- most to accommodate the trains. fThis is one of the main reasons why the company is making the changes cui- lemplated for next year in the Letli- hridgc yards. The blueprints the proposed changes are now on file at the Board of Trade offices, and Jacob Bury. Zanesville, Mrs. Emerson. Harry j. llnskell, nan, Zanesville. father of travelling sales- bcth GROOM 15; BRIDE Niagara Falls, N. Y., Dec. -I. Sofia Godman, of this city, and Ernest Porter, of Ni- agara Falls, Ont., were married here by Mayer Keller last night. The bride is eighteen and the bridegroom fifteen. Both had their parents' con- sent. The couple had to tarry until the Mayer finished presid- ing over :i municipal meeting. Tokio, Dec. Sa'onii and the other members of the Japanese cabinet resigned today- as a result of the crisis brought about; by the dif- ficulty of finding a successor that ithcr Prince Tarokatsurn or Lieut.- A (eneral Count Terauchi, Japanese- ''I Governor-General of Korea, will he asked to form a new cabinet. RUSH TRADE FOR HANGMAN l Montreal Dec. rush telegram was sent this morning by Sheriff Le- mleu.v to Arthur who r is now at Xow Westminster, asking, him to start for .Montreal, so as to he j in lime for (he three hangings. Which lire in follow one another al short imervals. The first execution ia to ho that of Antonio I'arduto, on 111, followed by that nanism aa. 20. Henry Balbain, woollen manufactur- er, Dresden. Max Harris. Lc-di, Ohio. L. H. Blaney, Zanesville, Ohio. Hrakeman on C. .M. V. train, Hen- y Bartles, Albion, Mich. Wilbur Ludwig, Zanesvllle, Ohio. Jtrs. Nellie Taylor, Zanesville. Ilurgy, Ludvrig and Mrs. Taylor led at a hospital in this city this lorning. The unidentified man last night as identified after midnight as Hen- v .1. Haskell, a travelling salesman, ,01 Zanesville, who is known nil over (bo state as a leader of the Gideons. show that Hie size of the yards .a to he at least doubled. The amount of freight heing hand- led through the sheds here is also enormous. So great is the coimestion that all outgoing freight is loaded di- rect from the drays through the'sheds to the cars. The amount of trackage opposite the sheds is very limited another reason why the. HAD A NUMEROUS PROGENY Palcrson, N.J., Dec. Eliza Thomas, mother of twenty-two WAS TENDERED LUNCHEON BY ROYAL COLONIAL INSTITUTE GREY PRESIDED j children, and grandmother of fifty. died in a local hospital today, at thc ago of 115 years.' according to her own reckoning. Mrs. Thomas was negress. London, Dec. Grey presided at the Hoyal Colonial Institute-, at a luncheon given in honor of Hon. A. U Slflon today. Tin- larse attendance included Sir .lames Whitney, Hon. Tt. Pyne, Hon. M. Mackenzie, Lord Em- PROTECTING HOME INDUSTRY Yesterday men played gol'f and one chap wheeled down Third in his shirt sleeves. Towards midnight one of those sudden changes blew A uo a snow storm, Ohl you Sunny Alberta oiew Berlin, Dec. entry sf Ariierleu-u-burn wives Into the Gorman diplomatic, corps forbiddon from on, un- der a ruling of Imperial Chan- cellor Von lic-tllmann-IIolhvc'K. who has restorer! the regula- tion made by Inie I'rlnce proliibiiini; diplomats from marrying for c-igni'rs. v v met, Sir R. Pcarks, Alderman Ilan- scn and A. R. Colquhotm. Mr. Slffon gave a graphic word pic- ture of the possibilities of tho west- provinces, pointing out that they had been developed with most which came from London, which was a gootl thins tcr both sides of tho bargain. The western provin- ces did not want. London's support for charity, said Tur. Sifton, but tor t.lie empire's benefit. While deprecating pressure in di- recting emigration, Mr. Sifton Hindi' _ an energetic appeal for tho reform I of the naturaliznlioil laws of the Em- THE PRICE OF CLOCKS 111 Max Sadmvi-ki's nd. In last night's edition !t was stated 25c each for alarm clocks. Tills should have rend ;