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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TCe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. i. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1908. NO. rOUCE CAN'T FIND JAMES SHARPE RcUg SALARY INCREASES SEVERELY CRITICISED At the Ratepayers Meeting In the Oliver HaU Last Night--Gus Neidig Charged That Favoritism Exists J W. McNicol Outlines a .Good Policy Crowd Small But Enthusiastic ions Fanatic Is Avoiding Arrest Successfully Kansas City, Mo., Dec. of police today to arrest James Sliarpc and ianutic "followers of this alleged second Messiah, failed to reveal his movements" aiter yester- day's tragic fight with the police. The only clue so far secured is that short- ly after the tragedy, he had his hair trimmed' and his long beard shaved off. Chief of ljolicc has of- fered a reward for his capture; No The fact t'mt mosi of the benches were unoccupied did not tend to dampen anlo; of the candidates for u seat at the Council Board, at the public in Oliver's hall last night. Most of. aspirants have little difficulty iu expressing nvielvea while on the platform and a few are away above the aver- age in the art of public speaking. McNicol, King, Neidig, Pipes and Fniym- were present anil adK'ssod the meeting. Sid Duncan president, oi the Trades find Labor Council occupied the chair. J. W. McNicol stated that while he appeared in a new role he was not driven into the stand nor was he led Mr. Mctyicol favored and In all these cases he placed Liith- ubovi' the average. Hin iig- urt'S for other cities? were as Salaries of City Officers C'iiy- Clerk Kngiiuvr Solicitor Braridoir Repina 2000 2000 800 Saskatoon Prince Albert Moose Jaw Medicine Hat Calgary 1200 (nom-) by a halter but was entirely inde- pendent and at no person's beck and call. Honest businesslike methods other names'htive been added to yes- terday's list of deaths. Policeman Michael Mullarom, the most serious- ly hurt, rallied slightly today, and the physicians say he 1ms an. even chance' for recovery.. As the General hospital Louis Pratt, j first disciple ot Sharpe sup- plied to those parts of the city where he ditches have been put out 01 com- mission. Mr. McNicol was applaud- :.d-as lie spoke of the necessity for and pays his assistants. Is; also building inspector. Lethbiidge should pay as follows: 1st year 1700 2n-.l year I8GO 2300 SOO 3rl year............ 1900 2400 900 4ih and succeeding 2000 2500 1000 In conclusion tht- speaker stated that we are -.'tying the foundation of a great We have the best lo- cation of any city in Canada. We are very close to the best market in Canada, We Have water and fuel the best climate in Canada. He urged his audience to vote for the four best men as good sound progres- sive "administration is needed. In rt'p'y to questions Mr. McNicui i stated that he would favor k-ttin-r the contracts for civic work to city contractors provided the contract have a fair deal it is time for a was the opinion of the speaker. "I shall always give a square -deal to everyone. All look alike, to Referring to the 'suhuy question Mr. King said that it had been stated that it was his only platform. "J shall be elected by tlu- people and for the people for they know I'm an honest man and will do what I say." Mr. King among other things qoot- from the Herald showing what a [ot thn North ly and inferred as" the reason that elections were approaching. Torrance Ave. had petitioned for water two years ago and have not got it yet, "Tlu> North 'V'bt'lo'igs to the small ratepayers but 1 they need water and ought to' have it. This would be better than giving big 'in- creases in Mr. King handled, tb-r mercuries without and criticised Aid. at the last Council meeting." He favored supplying irriga- tion u-aU-r to lawns, etc. He claimed that the roads to. the city were a was also moved contrary to the by- law. But then, there is a first and second class by-law. "I didn't know that, did UP EXPRESS TRAIN jrraci- and advocated macadamizing j Mr- Nt'idiK alH" out that a hold business of the farmer and build up the city. He did not agree with those who thought the maintenance of the market a waste frame building was erected behind tho Bowman. Block and the by-law evaded; also at the undertaking par- Geo. Houk was also permitted A Great Northern MaU Car Was uinuiiey. produce could be bought a building. "OC thc-rs fifty per cent, cheaper Kailj tht "I allow- the" Chinamen and the farmer llini build but il mU5t be the money in the city. i pulled down." It's there yet, though, The .speaker came down heavy tlie comment of .Mr. Neidig when the appointment of a building in-j referred to tho clique and the in- spector and fire chief at per] month. The city is not large enough, j Th? He could see "Danger" in big letters! Urown I'ipcs appeared as a candi- writtttii the finances of the i uuie at ine request city. At the present rate we shall 1 un-1 Lalnr Council. He thought soon. be bankrupt. He warned but having accoptod he could audience about tho plausible story j nothing but his best. Ho thought Aid. Cunningham would tell them, i civic money might be. spent more ju- He was not ambitious to be elected! diciously. A part of tho expense in to be able to get after Messrs. Ives'g.iding and putting down the side- Spokane, Wash., Dec. inon held up the east bound Great North- era train No. 4 a nailo and a half east of HiHiai-d, this state, at an early hour this morning, robbed the mail car and made their escape. Only tho presence of mind of W. Perrin, 'the proventeci the looting of the express car, which carried a large of tho Trad AS i amount of money, including Ives '-''He spoke of a ciicle in which the people got what tlu-y wanted while the man was to the statement that he couid not handle debentures if elected he said that the solicitor is doing all that. The present Council do not and Fleetwood but handed out .some walks mk'ht have been saved in let- pretty strong talk about Mr. Fleet- ting the contracts. He thought con- wood being too officious although a tracts should be lot to city firms or good workman. He claimed Mr.! by day work, so that the public could Fleetwood is a public servant and if he did not keep his place he would have to take a back seat if he were Gus. Neidig's Straight Taik got money to pay taxes. At present this work is done by outside labor, consigned from a Spokane bank to a Montana, town. The train had slowed down in the yard at Billiard when three me.n, all armed with revolvers. crawled over the tender and covering the engineer and fireman, ordered tho train to be brought to a stop a littlo over a mile from the station. The engineman obeyed and when the train hiui come to a stop the bandits forc- ed the engineer and fireman to leave the cab. While two of the robbers which is an injustice ami fin injury' stood, guard over the engineer and to the city. He also found fault with the big increases in the salaries of handle that matter.'.He detested the ous; 5 thoueht n.P.i could August Neidig was the next speak- of.icia and thought oor men couui giving out of the public purse and expressed that "we be de- this, and referred to a system pro- was not eway abm-e fliers from the outside., it beiug understood that the contractor use city labor. In certain cases there might be only one firm in the city to contract and they could hold up the city. In one case the ejection of the. stand pipe, there was no man in the city who could do.the work. Answering another question regard- ing using Carnegie's ''blood Mr. :Mc-Nicol thought the laboring posed by J'higirieer Arnold )e installed. He also put up a strong plea in behalf of the farming district and ad- vocated thy improvement of the fa- cilities py. which the fanners get to the city. He thought a system was feasible whereby the C. P. R. could bring ross the coulee front bank to bank. This, however, depended CHINESE LOOK tftlMERlCA UdUfV. -i. i t A1 P T> -D should be glad to get some of it on the good will of the C. P. K. This j c _' _ tit) away with the railway bucl Chinese Reformer Says That 1 iwi Friendly To Britain gineer and the council wasn't slow, as to his policy in civic matters. Mr. X.-idig makes "that plain in his full ?K free, for every dol- fr-r less. H- thought the water supply should bo extended, particu- larlv in the North Ward. statement to the, electors in today's issue. He advocates the judicious extension of all city works to all parts of the city. He would have all city work done by citizens and under the fair wage clause. He would have all civic business done publicly and not in private of- lar spent in building was an asset tu the city. Mr. Pipes' chief cause of complaint was the fact that so much water is wasted, and that the rates for small users are so high. H> thought the rates for factories, etc., should be raised to stop the waste. He compared the low rates in East- cities with tho. rsitps _. T 1 1 J. LXI 1 iK-es anu nau good wonts to speak ioirmr city's efficient police force. Mr. KcNicol showed Mr. Pipes that the oldest He city as one of citizens while he had a house of seven rooms ITiilv iiuu- paid ?2? the time to devote to the business ofhvatt'r rates, Mr. Pipes had a house j the city and would attend the meet- 1 of 9 with a much crossing" question the only solution for. which at the pressnt time was a subway. He advocated the placing of a post office-in W North-Ward. This would "A relievo thir congestion at the city men." This is the assertion of Louis Pratt, self-styled. tiu? religious fanatic who is lying- in the general hospital here seriously wound cd in a battle Ijetween his followers nnd the police last As a re- sult of the fight Pratt's ia-years.old daughter. Lulu, and policeman Albert 0. Dalbow are dead, and two other policemen are in a critical condition Shai'pe, known as "Elijah II" and who was the real head of the little bntul of relig- ious is still at large. Shortly after The riot yesterday, walked into a saloon and. laid down his revolver wilh..the am jfiicu and mail could be got more promptly besides being- a benefit to the residents of the North Ward. '-He would a restriction on the location of laundries'. One of the things he thought the city ought to haw. in mind is a city halK Hf also thought steps should be taken to secure a public library, if the establishment of a Carnegie library wrm not feasible, then build. No city can -be up to date without a library for education and instruction." In referring to the salaries..-.- civic officials Mr. McXichol stated ;hat ho referral to the office not the Another gentleman asked which was the ;nigre profitable, to.extend the wator system to districts which had been turned down "by the Council or of ments. "Mr. McNicol did not con- sider pavements luxuries, and that thenr. wa? no connection between the two question. He would extend both. The city's borrowing power would be .sutisficd. J give up." no policeman, present As there wns and no one seemed inclinexl take him into cus- tody. Chief Police Ashearn announced to- day that ye-stt-rday's bloody affray would mnrk an end to street meet- ings in Kansas City and ordered his men to allow m> more speakers to ad- dress crowds on public thoroughfares. iifUcc. hc-lcbrs. He had procured statements from ten of the leading western cities in order to form an estimate of what should be Lethbridge. Tlu- average salary paid a city CARTWRIGHT TO LEAD SENATE clork in these .western dties is As he believed Lethbridge to be better than the average, he was prepared to advocate the fol- Inyii'.g schedule in this the first year, the 2nd- year tho 3rd and tho -4th and all succeeding years. Tho average salary pain an en irreatlv inprp.psAr'. and h1 would do both. David King's Speech The proper interpretation of David King's speech can best be made if re- ported in the active voice. "Fellow heavily burdened tax-pay- ers, T stand before you as an inde- pendent candidate, and they are now badly needed. I nm for giving each a square deal. In the past we have lot had a square deal. To prove his Mr. Rylands presented a peti- ion to the Council on Monday night isking for a sidewalk on Bartlett St The city engineer, the man we pay a year, says throe miles .of sidewalk are needed right now. Rog- ers-Cunningham Lumber company asked for a .sidewalk to their office, and nobody objected. One man got Vancouver, 3i. C., Dec: relations with America as opposed to Great Britain is what the newer.Chi- na wants, and that is" what Li Sum Ling, the prominent Chinese editor who leaves today for the Orient is strongly advocating. "Great Britain is aU he said, "but years o.go it forced war on our country tu introduce opium and we paid an indemnity of 8, taels. Today the people of England may bo sincere and are doing good work in their efforts to put down the opium traffic but they keep our taels just the same. In Elong Kong the Chinese-papers prevenrea. I nd- ijiitL a y (Laughter.) Mr. Neidig spoke of the unfairness of the Council in refusing to listen or grant reasonable requests. He had fought for rive years to get a aide- walk on Wood St. with the last ef- iort presenting a largely signed pe- tition. The mayor read the petition but said they had no money now. "They have lots of money for walks on streets where there is only one house for was how the speak- er looked at the matter. He want- ed the Council to change the name from 'Wood' St. to 'Mud" St. Mr. Neidig complained about the the other took Fireman Perrin back to uncouple the mail and express cars from tho rest of the train. In the darkness the bandit failed to note that the first car was the mail while the second was the baggage and the express car which contained the booty was third in the train. Perrin saw lis mistake and quickly taking ad- vantage of it in spite of the menac- ing revolver held close to his head, cut off mail