Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. SI, LETHBRIDOE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1909. NO. 302. J. L. FAWCETT IS MAYOR OF Well] Known Lawyer Gets Position With- out Contest Macleod L. Fawcett, by acclam- _. T Dickson, J. Virtue, F. W. B. George, A. T. 'Geo. Skelding, E. J. Mul- A. Leathers, Public School Dr. T. C. Bruce by acclamation; R. Patterson. Separate School Joseph Kearney, James Connolly, by acclam- ation. Raymond -H. Budd, by acclam- mation. _ C. D. Fox, F. B. Rolf- son, A. F. McDuffee; Jas. Hawkins, Mark Brimhall' W. Lamb. Claresholm E. W. Frost, re-elected. N. G. Holmes, W.'C. Miller, W. C- Bowen, and James. Clark'- all by acclamation. S'chbol S. 'Steeves, -a'eclatnation.. Strathcona J. J. acclamation- Ward 'I: D. ..T.. Richards, 'S. acclamation; "Ward Macdori; ,3: ,RV Bissett, Gordon; 'TJr. Green and J. Fl 'Holland; Ward. 4: J.. Gadder, ac- clamation" Wetaskiwin H. WacEacbren, A..' W. Keuth, .A. Ellis. School F. Fowler, b'y 'acclamation. Aid. clamation. G. R. J. Mansqn. by ac- SLUJia.LJ.VJJ.. t J- maar-John Tuill, C; S-'Arm- strong, Aid. D. R. "S. Ma- thers, Andrew-H. Allans-John -H.' Mil- ler Edward Fred W: Brown, .Four to. be elected. Saskatoon arid BRITISH HOUSE DISSOLVES JAN. 8. London, Dec. for the chief political events of the next few months are now defin- itely known. Dissolution will be January 8, first borough elec- tion, Jan. 13., first county elec- tions January 19th and end of election "Jan. 31, and the first meeting of the new Parliament Feb. 14. MINERS FORM TWO NEW LOCALS One At Diamond City and Another At Goal City S-r-The Ledger organization work, in, Distr-.. IS has. been proceeding -.at a rate .lately. .Last- week. -Presi- Powell' and Organizer T. L. col- gooci dent _ _ James spent considerable taae Southern "Alberta district. The lieiies of Diainond City Company- are 'now-'In readiness-for season, and as .a number of rai'ners are ..already' at work 'there, the' father the-- reor- ganization tfre local othere.v was thought, advisable. The District .01- ficers met with a re- ception the and General Manager or company, Dis- ALDERMAN MET ATTACKS ON ADMINISTRATION At a Public Meeting On Saturday1 State Their Platform On Civie The meeting called by the council brought up, he thought that the only at the request of the ratepayers on way to handle them was by segrega- Saturday night in the Caledonian j tion. He hated to see. them exist. Hall was well attended, and charac- j lie wanted to see the city as pure terized by some lively discussious. moral as possible, but the ques- eral of the aldermen in addition to i t on must be dealt with and the only since the matter was first proposed. Aid. Button's Position Aid. Hutton, who will also stand for re-election, was the next speaker, he had been on the council for two years. He was ready to take his share of the blame for the things that had been wrongly done, and his share of the honors for the good things done. Nothing had been said in criticism of his department the police depart- city ment. In the year 1909 the city coun- Tilley to take di'd'not welcome thieves in the same j cil' had granted for_ the run- nine: of, this department. Up till Nov the aldermanic candidates, spoke at some length. Alderman Bowman called the meet- ing to order about 8.30, explaining "ty we only lorced them on its purpose to discuss municipal mat- j other community. way, in his estimation, was by isola- j tion, the same as any contagious dis- j ease. If we ousted thorn from the j some i Dr. Galbraith's Question Dr. Galbraith asked why the ibe shown that the ters. In view of the fact that the aldermen would be required to speak he asked ilr. Andrew the chair. Mr. Tillcy explained to the meet- ing that he would like to have little interruption as possible during j in scattering them ab0ut he ..the addresses, any nuestions iae too glad ,to support that. payers wished to put should be :Put Iliad looked into the matter a .all at once, and thus save time. He j deal. and' then called pn AMerman Adams, as various' ed to s tate- briefly in favor of 'pursuing for next year. 29th, had been taken in by Police in lines and licenses. Ever j sin Jhe had tel chairman of the com- the police every: council meet- Tbere a lot of 'important come tp was segregation, .and; police the mayoralty candidate to address the meeting. Adams, stated.'that in an- .nouncing himself mayor he wish- jas -ciean as- the average city 'of...' to briefly the; course- he was had' been, trying to ki goo-d law and to favor of anything that .would pro- control. He-was -pfbud- of .the city.' it :was' j build He was' willing'-to listen, to. any-. could, tell' him hoT. to do -would favor "the continuation'- of 'the water, sewer and, electric, plant. extension. He" thought r considerable s'trfeet grading would have to be done'. There sort needed 'between' '.the'nortH and south in- tritt civic government appeared necessary, eo.vahead. and draw up a wou-ang _ o __ _ and draw up contract and scale--of-prices to the- Diamond- .City workings. Eotii President Powell and Organizer speak'in "the highest "terms- of: tiiet It; excellent quality of" .the.jplant is up-to-date .and.' .complete, ,and-ft..the treatment'' of. 'tire miners we.i assured''''will be- -humane cent. -General Bramling abcolSvpariMl; district om'aei's'bn: a- tour of inspection, of the plant and For 3 George A. Keep i the] this. best' they could for civic government. He favor., of extensions-'in as far-as :possible. DILLON SAVED FROM THE GALLOWS Montreal, Dec. death sentence John Dillon has been commuted to Jmprison- mAnt for life. This action was taken on the report of the alien- ists. Dillon will be confined in the criminal insane department of Kingston penitentiary. ELECT ADAMS WITHOUT A CONTEST Nine Candidates In the Field For Seats In Council Nominations for mayor, aldermen ROSS IS GIVEN THE PERM The Returning Officer Makes the Offical Declaration (Special to the Herald) Fernie, Dec. official canvass in the Fernie District was completed last night and returning officer Bleas- dell declared the result to be as. fol- lows: Number of, votes cast, 1893; spoilt ballots, 44, votes cast far W. R. Ross votes cast for John Harrington, C-19; votes cast for A. I. Fisher, 405. Mr. Bleasdell declared W. duly elected as member the Fer- nie riding and issued a certificate in -accordance with stated facts. Mr. D. McDonald, on. behalf of If 'there .-were--better men thah'Mie, wanted everything 'till? they willing to make way .forgot; their tar'notices-and-thcn ;tftere; Took the Bet man. of the -works commission under the "control make any "'.great promises because when it couhcil meeiinS. Alderman King'wasiHe.. would; favor, an overhead. .bridKe came to doin import- willing to put up fifty dollars thev could not be .produced, and Aid-.1.' erman Oliver said he would take they- bet. Mr. know the Co.iitts'street. There.-the sjbfee.fr higher top of a box on -the'tracks; and a: good'bridge: be 'built' very "cheaply. That _ivv-as.a-- good location, also, as it was son no lights had been put in on 1: about half way between .-the present ance he Alexander. 'Calgary R. --Jarmeson, acclama- A. G. Graves, Robert Suitor, J. G. Watson. Aldermen.-Ward Hart, Henry Haskins." George H. Ross, George (and perhaps) Thomas Clouston, M.'.'H.alliday., Ward J. Green, J. S. Mack- ie William Ross, James Smalley. Ward A.. Brocklebank, J. W. M... Ross- Wallace. Ward Egbert, S. Houlton, C. T. Jones, C. B. Reilly. Reglna K. Williams, by acclamation. Cardston T. Brown. C. Cahoon, D. -W. Burt, John Holmer. O. Lee, Stirling Wil- liams, William Laurie. (All by acclamation.) Taber Douglas, Wm.S. Rus- sell. Hudson, George Powell, R- A. Van- Oman, ell, Dr. Leach, Peter Hammer. School P. Menroe, Robert Fisher, Wm.'Bul- lock, D. R., McMullen. was strcet when a.numbcr of ratepayers to decide. cs been supplied an the, ;As. to pm ___ tlaere were open to them., for inspec- tion at'anyj-and all' The prospects for a splendid local in Diamond City -are rqpst .encourag- ing. In a ''-sh'ort time .there be between'90 and 100 'men at vrork, be members of the TJ. The number of the lo- and all will M.' W. of A. cal is and the president is A. G. Enchclift and the hustling sec- retary P. Kelly. President'Underwood and-his -com- 'pany are indeed to be congratulated on the splendid property they have acquired, ,and the officers of District IS appreciate the courtesy extended to them, and also the good working conditions which prevail there. Diamond City, it may be is situated about ten miles from the city of Lethbridge. A considerable amount of stock is held locally, and it will be good news to holders that a sharp advance was marked in the price in the last few days. New Local at Coal City. Five miles from Taber, Alta., the Rocks Sprini the Alberta Bootless Company and Consolidated Company that would be took some ex- of SCHOOL- INSPECTORS SHUFFLE Edmonton, Dec. appoint- ment .of four new.inspectorates in the 'annbunced some time" ago, has caused shuffle-among the inspectors in the province. J.VE. his own request, has been removed, from to take over the-inspectorate' at High River_ The Vegreville vacancy will bo occupied, .by J. C. for merly headmaster in. the school. Other appointments are R- H. -Parker, of Fort Saskatchewan, for Vermillion; J. Morgan, of Lethbridge, for Olds, and G. J.- McNally, of Strath- cona, for the Wetaskiwin inspector- ate. recently commenced operations, and the camp is now known, City. Upon entering this field the officers of District 18 'also had a good re- ception from Manager Bullock, of the .Rocks Springs and ,.fro.m. the officials of the. Alberta Consoli- dated Co. Organizer James got the men together. .fahd' was-'.successful in enrolling 35 miners .as. charter mem- bers, and application has been made to international "headquarters for a charter for men. The men uehre selected--'as their presi- dent F. while S. Keith was elected to the office of secretary. The conditions in this field promise to be good for the men engaged, and he would strive to carry but the wishes of the ratepayers in a j straight honest and upright manner, j When asked if he had time now to devote to the position of'may or replied that he would give most. to that position and anything of importance looked after when, if it sacrifice of his ewn interests. Mr. Smith asked the speaker if he would favor bringing before the peo- ple a measure to enable them to press their opinion on the form civic government wanted. He would favor such a measure. Mr. Hatch explained at this point that a skeleton bill had been drafted and was brought up at -the conven- tion of municipalities to provide a uniform system of civic government. The Provincial Legislature, he thought, would act wisely in this measure and provide therein such ad- vanced forms of civic government as the-times demanded. Aid. Oliver Alderman Oliver, who declared his re-election the oldest aldermen, aiid' had declared his plat- "es had been supplied in the; neighbor- j' ;As. to civic he thought hood. The question's answered ty i the city was not big-enough yet. for Supt. Reid, who stated that (he ne- or-four .commissioners: cessary supplies had not yet bran good man, say the-may- although they had been on a', good salary, who would de- elected'by acclamation. His nomina- tion' was moved "by 'Higin- botham, and seconded by Senator'De Veb-er.- There are 'nine candidates' .'-in the a'ldermanie. The contest, prom- ises. to..-be a Thei.follow- are- the -for meja, oi. which three are .to be elect- ROBERT nominated-'by A. Y.-Huttbn' and" :secbnd-ed-'by Hugh McBeth.- JAS. W. -BOUlitONv nomm_ated by Hugh McBeth and'' sec6nded by Al- Davis. ARTHUR norainated. by 'EJrstb'ri, seconded by Robert Ninimons.' ERNEST A.. SHA.RMAN, nominat- ed by F-' seconded by He tinic to the city's [business. This would' be a whole jlot cheaper, than a commission and enough to start with.. .The manic candidates, Avas next called on speak. He remarked that he had 4... i., ,n, u.r.. He "didn't begrudge ed last September.- When they sniv-prote his ed the lights would be' installe-i. An Aldermanic Candidate J. W. Boulton, one of the the city even-now has to i'he in a position to give practically to.speak. He-remarKcannajue all his timc. He deserved to be paid criticized the city officials. bey wyte fnr the and school trustees were held' in the'Harrington asked for a finding as to Lyceum' Theatre -.-from eleven till 'twelve o'clock this morning -Ellas Adams, the onl candidate' for mayor, was declare repeateis and as bj the canvass, but the returning of- ficer, Mr Bleasdell, refused to do so, saying he had concluded his duties as the people's servants and shoMul pect criticism. Everybody could learn. He was prepared io devote considerable time to his position if i-for that. 'time he had spent on tbe council, al- elected. He wished to state He was in favor of continuing though during the past two years he had attended a hundred and seven- itcen meetings. If the people thought j he had done his share of the work he his platform- j vote for him, but at the' intention followed.- of standing for He 'was one of present progressive policy as io lay- ing of sidewalks, etc. It was a pood thing when Mayor Henderson bad started that. He thought that a whole lot of the city's process had been due to that policy. The nuisance ground, he stated, :'was- an -eyesore, and. if that came up he would favor so.tie oilier way of disposing of the rubfoish. He was very much interested in.the wa- ter works and wanted to see. whether the system was paying, or not.. Jhe electric light plant had 'been handled cause the city needed good Mr. Hardie wanted to knew many dollars he thought the would have saved if under the same management as a corporation. anv rate vote for the best men be- how city "Thousands of dollars" was the an- swer. Mr. Hardie asked then if that wouldn't do to pay controllers. The Segregated, District Dr. Galbraith asked what was the police control of the red light WILLIAM..OLIVER, nominated by W, .A. Buchanan.t seconded-by T, M Evans. JAMES 'nominated by A. E.- Eastou, seconded 'fay-H J Skeith, FRED. W. Brown, nominated by E. A. Cunningham, seconded by H J Skeith. W. 0. HUTTON, nominated by A. H. McKcown, seconded by E. U- Ry- lands. WILLIAM R. VIRTUE, nominated by George Kcrr, seconded by A E Easton. There were three nominations public school trustees, two to for be returning officer Avhen he declared the result. Mr McDonald cited as his -authori- ty for demanding a canvass to deter- mine the number any of personat- ers and ot Chapter 17 of the B C Election. Act uhich reads as follows" M At tne final count the ,Retttinmft Officer shall rejected Presiding, Officers, and shall marked copies ot the legister of votes r-pceised .from the several Deputy for-the purpose of .ascertaining er anv elector has voted mor.e. than once, and the decision o.f .the JRetoirn.--- ing Officer at the .final, count sag ,--tft, any question arising PS to. paoer shall be final, sal on re-count before th Court Judge-or on appeal tion questioning the election retuifis.-. Mi Eckstein, counsel for .W..i .B. Ross, seated that his bnet from -his client expired upon the declaration of the returning officer that. Ross had been elected -Mr. >Icponald pressed for a- finding but the return- officer was obdurate and i reused to go further. More than twenty per senators turned up on the lists, but it will take some time to determine all the facts In some cases it is known that the persons named and numbered on the list did not vote at all, being absent from the district In such cases'it is'evident; that re- peaters and personaters .used these names of absentees and voted :on: The following were the nom- pie's form of government were adopted that would not'be needed so much. in the near future ..this will undoubt- Th.c oniy soiutibn of prosperous j the maTiagement, he thought, i was the commission. He had been on.the for form several'times. He had been in-jwen. Excellent-service-had duced, rather against his. wishes, to j .considering the material enter'the field again.''He had not pcrintendent-had had to work with, time to look after other peo-j. The' -ite-wspapers''had said ruuch business, -but if. the commission j about having 'business' inon., -m the edly be a large and camp. A CORRECTION IN FERNIE DESPATCH Earnings of the C.P.R- for Novem- ber increased over the same period last year. many- years and had tried always to carry out the mandates -of the peo- ple. A man was a poor citizen if he could not devote a small part of his I time and ability to the city's i ests. For that reason he was willifcg IN WINNIPEG Through an inadvertence the Her- ald, in a despatch from Fernie in Ota: issue of Dec. 2, stated that Thos. Whelen, proprietar of 'the Napanee House, in that city, had been found guiity of having voted both at Fcr- nie and Elko. Mr. Whelen has not been found guilty of such an offense, and the despatch erred in that re- spect. No charge has been laid, as was made clear by the 'last paragraph of the despatch. The Herald regrets the error and gladly makes this state- ment. Winnipeg, Man., ually heavy snow Dec. An unus- storm extending again to be- a candidate. If elected he would, do his once more, and would only be glad to.be able to serve the i again. It had been remarked the city's affairs had had very supervision. beat too city that The city's busi- council. He. was not man. He :had been accused of being -the -council. He had had experiences that would make- man suspicious. He referred to a plaint he had made--in- the eonvi ruc- tion of the city mine.. The mr.tor had been first passed 'over the by the council and his statement Jeclaredvn- true. Later" it was investigated, cut no reduction had been made tj amount of the contract price, i thoxight, should have been done. Aid. Hatch's Reply Alderman Hatch answered this chal- lenge, stating that ''the members of the council were not coal S.. STEWART, nominated seconded by A. B. inations JOHN by Hugh.McBeth Stafford. GEO. >H. JOHNSTON, nominated nominated by W. B. Burnett, second- ed -by John D. Higinbothanv ROBERT. NIMMONS, nominated >by 0. Arthur- Frayne. The nominees for separate school trict. Aid. Hutton answered that the trustees were two, the number re- women were only allowed quired, and were accordingly declar? up -town, so often, and were under i elected by acclamation. The-nprn- careful supervision of the Tit-. J inations were as follows was 'asked if -he had not guaranteed j -Q y GIBBONS, nominated by J- them, police protection. He replied j K. Smith and Paul Audet.- that he had not done so. There was M y. G A LLIV AN, Dominated a warm discussion on tils j Smith and: R. ,V. Gibbons. by question for a short time, the spf-ak- election notice was read by the er holding that segregation was thft j returning officer, Geo, W. .Robinson; best safeguard to the morals of the and voting will be held next Monday town. The same sentiment was voic- ed from the audience that before they oal ex- TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS A. C. Smith, for many years city ticket agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway, in "Winnipeg, has resigned to accept the agency of the Western Rubber Co. Wrn. J. Calhoun, ot Chicago, has after midnight, ed considerable from Port Arthur to Regina occurred ttess wanted careful attention, but from the eariv hour of Sunday until, the aldermen must trust the heads of j The railwavs The a good. main .U. the c practically tied up. In the city interests out a toot ot ten it J I riH only by the constant use of the sweep ot tne city. people They, had gone to the best pert in the country, W. D. L. Hai'die, and asked him to investigate and re- port. His report was that The had been done in a thorough were segregated things were frightful condition in the North Ward Candidate in the city hall, and for those whose names have been placed on the list a for the North Ward Ward police station, I ers whose names have not been placed in the North Those ratepay- hall. A. Frayne, the North Ward candi-; on date, was the following speaker. He believed it was the wish of every true citizen to make this a city of importance. He thought published monthly reports from the various de- j that list will vote at the city them at more than one A few cases of actual repeating have been detected, the person regis- tered having actually voted in .two places. Enough has been discovered to warrant the inference that a pre- meditated plot was made to use names for the purpose of electtnR- some one of 'the .-candidates and that few names were been used twice does: not-cover -all- the personating that was done on the dayof election. At illegal votes "woul'd'- have, been; cast but judging :from-- the method evidently -tin- possible to tell how many been cas-t that illegal. r- The B. C. -Election Act is very lame in this regard, offering almost stricted'opportunity for repeating' and personating, as any one upon the'-list in any part of the district can vote at any'polling booth in'the riding. There wero 1515 ballots cast in the local option contest; 765 for, 660 ag- ainst and 90 spoilt ballots. As it required 924 votes in the affirmative, under the ruling-, to propo- sition, it was defeated by 159 votes. The council might have aeduewn minor .amounts but the con'-ra-t as it was, was at a very'reasonable fip- partments was very desirable. The I people would then all see how their taxes were being spent. He had stated his platform several times al- ready, and would prefer to answer any questions at this time. Asked as to what form of city gov- i ernment he favored he answered that The speaker referred to the buying Simmons in his remark not long of the agricultural grounds. The price i t j i. _ ers that the street railway people ffrollndi, expected to be paid first was were able to keep their cars moving- aso concerning the nuisance ground. ___ .f Pedestrians muffled to the.ears anf. vainly endeavoring to keep "the sifting best nuisance grounds tWir wait. incc. It true th-t sight of the railroad he preferred at present the form sug- gested by Aid. Hutton; one paid of- ficial at the head. When asked if he won Id favor having the present offi- cials do it with more salary he re- plied that he thought [make a better standing ;7d He thought the city had one of the thousand dollars, anu ,v_ nant> ince. It vas true that it. the was prov- be paid it was over ciajht thousand, less the government r.rant. nihat pueaig in was they could by cutting When it ca.-ne to out sornc Of the officials and putting it umH-r heads. Mr. Ritchie asked if he thought the RAYMOND LOSES GOOD CITIZEN Raymond, Dec. for seven Cardston, died here yesterday after one week's illness from pneumonia. Ke was 61 years of. age a resident years, and leaves a son and wth heads bowed to meet the gusts cnteen hundred dollars more than no detriment. It was necessary _ W. nuisance cround and net too they expected to. That was of wina wmcn came from [rom Ir an indn-jerod doubtless a minor amount. consid- good deal. The speaker said that if he had given his word that the fair wage clause should go Hatch answered that the j tracts he would sec there. of the compass and wondered why Street Commission Department crator plant was to he built that was Alderman which has horses and snow plows for a good spot to build it, amount referred o was exactly the appointed U. S. minister to 'use i just such emergencies' was not Concerning the uestion of the; amount of additional imprmcmenU, China 'making passable. in the ccn- that it was houses of ill-fame that had also been j that had been made on the grounds As a representative North (Continued on Page 7.) three daughters, one of the latter be- ing Mrs. Will Pilling, of Cardston. Mr. Laycock was a farmer. He was a member of the town council, and district weed inspector. He was a very highly esteemed citizen. CHIEF JUSTICE'S WIFE DEAD Winnipeg, Dec. H. M. How- wife of Chief Justice Howell, died at Pasadena., California, last evening where she had gone for the benefit of iher health. Chief Justice Howellleit for Pasadena last evening to bring the remains to Winnipeg. TO MR. BORDEN Ottawa, Dec. Borden tonight made public a letter sent him by Sir Chas. Tupper, respecting the naval question.. Tn it the old Conservative leader read with pleasure the resolution passed unanimously by the Canadian Commons last session pledjz; ing parliament to proceed vigorously; with the construction of the Cana- dian navy and to support England m every emergency. All that is requir- ed, he says, is to hold the govern- ment of the day bound to carry that programme out honestly. -The'..'de- mand soon to be made by he that Canad.i should contribute to fhft Imperial navy in proportion to population he regards as. preposterous and dangerous. Tie concludes; by that a fearful responsibility will rest upon 'those who disturb -or destroy the compact upon the naval question.