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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TSe Lethbridge Daily Herald ________ .I VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1903. NO. 3. DOWN TOFFICE PASSBURG Development At the Mine Promises A Good Town Ferraie City Officials Take Most Unusual i Action BY A BIG Very Few Changes In Winnipeg City Council (Special to the Herald) (Special to the HeraUi) Passburg, Alta., Dec. pros- pects that Passburg will in the near! future justify having a position onj j the map and an important one at re j that, are very bright. The Letch !tutns the municipal e-Ku-t'oin held Fernie, B. C., Dec. whole! Collieries, founders of the town, is j yeMeruuy show the following results: c-ity was vith excitement this j carrying on extensive development, For Botsworth morning over the action of the city! worj and on of a u much augmented pay roll a 4 Evan's plurH'Cy 3 authorities in tearing down post Qf the tQwn that p mises to be Verv (First Four Ktecw-.jj office building. Chief of Police Clerke substantial is setting in. --Cceliturn, McArthur, Waugh, 2, 994; Harvey, Puttee, V.'ilson For 3, Wallace was elected by 127 majority; Ward 5, Will- oughby re-elected by 335 majority; Ward 6, Shore elected by 12 majority; Ward 7, Midwinter re-elected by 109 majority. For School 3, Cong- don re-elected by 411 majority; Ward 4, Haig re-elected 269 majority; Ward and Chief MacDougall of the fire_de-, company has nearly completed partment assisted by the city prison-; its spur line to the new mine being ers began the work of demolishing the opened at Police Flats. The road 4. i thP will be ready for operation by the temporary building next door to the shipments from King Edward Hotel, where Postmas- wm begin then_ It ter Johnston, has had the post office expected to start out with a hundred since the removal from the tent occu- pied for a few weeks after the fire. The building has been inadequate and much complaint has been made, but Mr. Johnston has pleaded the non- completion of the fine new building into which he has hoped to move as an excuse for remaining in his ent quarters. development of the advancedj the output is grow rapidjy_ The coro_ mine in ,good to tum Qut a good sized 5> McMunn, elected majority. shortage of irnportant factor in market_ with passing o{ the car stringency and the resumption of The city officials notified him in operations at fun capacity the com- conjunction with others to remove pany. a positi0n among the the temporary wooden structures in extensive shippers. the fire limits, but have taken no wifh the prospects, the steps to enforce the regulations by town ig m0re rapidly than! force until today when the police and- at any timc -n fire brigade began demolishing the PERCY ASHE HAD NARROW ESCAPE post office building. iiie street is full of people, watching the operations while the regular mail from the east Qf is lying on the floor of the office and g' more rapidly the past. Mainly the up arc residences and the number is considerable, but in a PROCLAMATION WHEREAS tne Almighty in His infinite wisdom has called, our respected and be- loved Mayor, WILL! AM HENDERSON, to his eternal rest; AND WHEREAS it. has been requested by petition and otherwise that sll citi- ssns may have the opportun- ity of paying their respects jj to his memory: jjj THEREFORE by virtue of jjj the powers in me vested, at; Acting Mayor of the City of Lethbridge, I hereby .pro- ijj claim that all business cease, so far as practicable, within the city, during the hours of the funeral. GIVEN under my Hand and the Seal of the City of Lethbridgs, this Fifteenth day of December, A. D. 1909. C .B. BOWMAN, (Seal) Acting Mayor. TORY ADMITS A LIBERAL Vi! They May Not Majority In Eng- land LEND WARSHIPS Sir Thos. Shaughnessy Be- lieves In a Ninety-Nine NEW SYSTEM SOON BE READY Year Lease London, Dec. R. Brassoy, London, Dee. Thomas Shaughnessy, interviewed at Fish- guard with reference to emigration, said'- Recently when small holdings Automatic In Oper- ation At End Of Week The change from the present tern to the automatic telephone ys- sneaking at. the Conservative meeting wcrc oficred hl thcre i aMioxhill, predicted the return 01 the h _ld will m all probability oe Liberal srovernmeat. There would be a applications. All these could Qn Saturday morning the 1Sth. considerable turnover in Bng-! be accommodated in Canada, we! There is still considerable work to land and it was possible, there might propose to private land Tor this class j be done in the new exchange, but the be a Conservative majority but ut- j Oj sman holder, build his house and j completion is only a matter of a few most they could hope to win m Scot- i thc hoWingf break part of the! days. The final land was eight or ten seats, in Wales one or two while in Ireland there would be no change at all. The result would be that the present government would be returned to power with a ma- jority dependent on Irish, Scotch and Welsh votes. MAYOR HENDERSON'S FUNERAL The funeral of late Mayor Henderson will be held on Fri- day 17th, leaving his residence at two o'clock. Service will be conducted in the Presbyterian church. A despatch from Victoria. 3. C., the well also is a pro_Derty owner and well known one of the first adjuncts in Lethbridge, was nearly lost in a town, a first class hotel, will be j storm _ off Cape Flattery. Mr. and ....____ Thc projector is T. II. the clerks driven out by the Duncan OI- Michel, who will shortly jj: cold leaving the bags unopened. Mr. the OI- the building. jged 34 foot yacht (Olympic which Mr. the department There ig nQW talk of organizmg aslAshe recently purchased. After bat- 'tling with continuous gales and los- SUFFOCATED IN CAVE Johnson has wired for instructions, and in the meantime and petitioning for the con- is attending a meeting of the city sl.ructi0n of a school district and al- council in Mayor Herchmcr's office. Mr. Johnston points out that while the mails ate being interfered with on the pretense- that he is not com- plying with the city ordinances that together the outlook for much pro- ing her mizzen-mast the yacht was forced to return to Cape Flattery. Mr. and Mrs. Ashe left Lethbridge next vear is. most Nov. 1 on their regular winter as to the date of the change will be made soil and sow it, so that he can Thursd.ay's Herald. and be all ready to settle down. This; Copies of the new directories are will be within the reach of any Eng- j being mailed to the subscribers to- lish countryman who has capi- day. These books are merely a sup-' tal to make a start. 'There is really nothing to say ab- plementary directory for service un- til the new provincial directory is BIG FIRM DISSOLVES Winnipeg, Dec. big con- tracting firm of Kelly Bros., known for years throughout western Canada, dissolved today as a cli- max of lengthy litigation. A receiver will be appointed. KINRADES WILL LIVE IN CALGARY out the rumors of building new Can-j ready at the beginning of the New adian Pacific liners for the Atlantic Lethfbridge has now, without doubt, the finest telephone exchange in Al- berta. The new building is a credit to the town and to the province.. There is ample office room, and the We are willing to do our part, the remainder depends upon the support that will be given by the go- vernment. With 21 knot steamers we could make the passage in. the same time as the Cunard -boats. With! equipment and furnishings are indeed 21 knot service we could equal the Lusitania and with 22 knot boats we handsome. The upper story of the building is beat-her. With assistance of ['devoted to the automatic switch- two governments I hope to see such boards which are_a marvel of ingen-: boats, but there are no definite plans practically impossible for for them as vet layman to follow the workings cf "The idea "of'starting boats from apparatus, suffice to 'say, that DPP 11 T L Kinrade'BlacksodBav, Ireland, does not numbers are selected with Hamilton, .uec. i. LJ. -t.viiud.ut; i ij 4.! lute precision and the presence of any in Calgary. Mr. Kinrade is dispos-i rveipoo o ac; s j at once by means of signals enabling1 ing of some of his real estate hold-iccive tor the entue j Mm to locate Miner Loses His Life While'Putting In Timbers l.inuation on its license to do busi- ness in the temporary building, a fire trap, and a hotel only in name. As it is, from the hotel there are three other wooden structures used as ho- tels within the fire limit which are doing business contrary to the fire or- dinance and against which no action' has been taken. The new post office is being completed as rapidly aspos-: sible and will be ready for 'occupancy! before some of the hotels now under, construction are ready for use and Mr. Johnston claims that he is being discriminated against in the arbitra- ry action beins: taken today. i Fernie, Dec. excitement j over the action of the city this the'features in ning in tearing out the front of the. tiie budget speech delivered this after- most office building, has subsided and1 noon in the House of Commons by u.iiw. u The. finance min- Postmaster Johnson is removing tne: office to the Todd Block on Upper j GOVERNMENT TO DEAL WITH THE COMBINES _ has already gone to to see Canada draw up a plan and build two noughts at Canada's expense. we "should lend them to England on already" settled inja ninrty-nine year lease for a dollar a year." and his wife, with his parents, broth- er Earl, and his sister Gertrude, will follow within a week. Mrs. Wright are Calgary. Montrose and Announcement Made In Mr. Fielding's Bud- get Speech-Satisfied With Message Of President Taft Ottawa Dec announce-. future negotiations might be entered ment that there would be no change I into with Italy and Belgium in re- mem Liia.1. me j gpect to cominercial relations, in the tariff this year; that the sur- j came Mr_ Fiejding-s refereiice plus for the present year amounted jto" the united States tariff. He re- to and that increase i t'erred to the expressions of anxiety in that regard, but he welcomed "the most admirable message of President Taft and his appreciation of what is due to Canada." "There ;is under the circumstan- added the minister, "no cause conditions 'under which the speech I for anxiety about the tariff." Victoria Ave., until such time as made this, year, the depression j far as tariff changes are con- Dominion Government has finished i having entirely "disappeared. A very cerned there are none. The tariff is of the speech was de-mot oerfect but frequent changes are T. -ij- moil the new building. The small iiiK which has been in use as a POST; i Sperity Of how thejhot fn the public interest. Tnere was country had again ;a general revision two years ago and (Special to the Herald) Frank, Alta., Dec. fatal ac- cident occurred in the Frank mine of j the Canadian Consolidated company i at 6 o'clock last evening in which John Psetak lost his life by suffoca- tion. Psetak and -his partner, Louis Weir, were engaged 'in putting in a set timbers in a counter of! one of the angles where it was feared there was of a cave-in. They had been cautioned of the possibility of danger and were instructed to get the set in as quickly as possible and -without waiting to move any coal, but ap- parently the coal ran and they were obliged to move half a. dozen cars, or thought they were, before putting in the timbers. After moving the coal, they were setting up the legs when the big cave-in occurred. Psetak was buried completely. Wejr could see to do nothing without light, and he was UNITE TO GET A NEW POSTOFFICE Board Of Trade Council Secures Support Of Prominent Men and the City Council f0r enquiry into the 'awaited. Pie announced that this ex-i charges of enhancing prices, the gov- would be chargeable to in- Prnment would cause such investiga- office since September, a year recovered Its stride, the figures of the j so far that has been found sufficient." stood out on the lot line, six feet; different departments of the govern-] And-then followed one of the most fnrthor into ihp street than the other! ment being quoted'to this end. important .phases of the budget speech further into the sirccTi man uie uu the current fiscal year which Mr. Fielding referred to the question buildings and the approach to it was, and a montns to of combines and promised the intro- very inconvenient, but Mr. Johnson; tne income had been 5S4.G5C.609, iduction "at an early date" of a raea- did not think it advisable or neces- a of nine and a half millions [sure respecting them, sarv to to much expense to move over the same period last year.: He sounded a note of caution now- v v build- total estimated expenditure on Large interests were affected, it back in line witn the other build National Transcontin.ental to date The as outlined by Mr. Field- ings, thinking that the new building faad been His reference, ing was that when there was reason- would be ready for occupancy some to the navai question was eagerly i able iime ago. A few months ago the Board and that it be quite large.; tion to be instituted and provide rea- j from Trade passed some .rather drastic and be distributed over a num-1 sonable counsel expenses, resolutions condemning thc Domin- ber of years. The iron and steel, As Mr. Fielding phrases it, Canada ion Government for its lack of ener- bounties expired at the end of next, has C0ffie back once more to the gy -in pushing the new building to fcy Qf the government in connection j nient> prosperous trade, increasing re- completion, and the city council or- them though he defended the venues and liberal surpluses, dered the removal of the temporary system and declared that it had been por t'ne coming fiscal year Mr. usrd bv the contractor as productive of good results. These Fielding predicts a repetition of re- building USIM DV im, _ bounties had not been popular but (cord of the present year. The re- an office and store room ana in wmcn he declared, had not venue would probably be considerably. was located the office of Inland Rev- logt Collar through that aid to the over and would meet all j r-pue occupied bv Wm. Keay, the col- -worthy industries. The finance min- .no outlays, apart from an expendi-i lector This building stood in the ister also declared that the unit of ture Of on the National! lector. ims DUimmj, b-u taxation was on March 31 last Transcontinental railway. Even the! street in front ot the new post QUILL basis Qf a population cost Of building the new navy would j building and was finally removed. ejuaged this year or Mr. j bo met out of the income. Now that the post office is being Aiding also dwelt upon the recovery j Dealing with the general results of I removed to the upper end of the bus- in trade. Up to October 31 last for j the government's financial admlnistra iness street, The Board of Trade is going after a new postoffice or something to re- ijpve the present congested condition of post office affairs, so as to remedy- matters as soon as -possible. A spec- ial meeting of the Board council was held yesterday afternoon at the Alex- Cafe for the purpose of- dis- cussing the matter. Those present were: President Nourse, Senator Mayor-elect Adams, Aid. Hatch. W. C. Simmons ex-M.P.P.. A. Tilley, E. IT Rylands, E. A. Cunningham, E. N. Higinbotham, J. D. Higinbotham and _______ _ R oblieed Wmake his way out to 'president Nourse in opening the it n'oc! angle to procure light and assistance discussion By the time he returned with _ other time the present post an Hght, and succeeded in offices are slow supplementary votes were made next summer and that even then it would take at least two years to build and when they get a building they want one suitable for a population of thirty or forty thousand at least. In view of this he thought the suggestion to ask for a free street delivery of mail a good one. It would relieve the pre- sent suggestion by taking 'away prob- ably three-fourths of the congestion. Box holders at present, have no diffi- culty in getting their mail, but the difficulty is with the general public, and the new comers especially who have to wait. This gives them a wrong impression of the city and is a bad thing. The time is not far dis- tant however when the box-holders too will suffer a good deal of incon- trouble it is necessary to ring' the _ Dread- i for trouble at phone num-' j O Then The manner of calling -up a number on the new phones is possibly known to most, already. For the informa- tion 'of those who do not know, how- ever, it may not be out of place again explain this. When calling a, number the receiver must first be taken down, otherwise the dial will not move. Then. place the forefinger in the hole over the first'figure of the number desired, pull the dial right down till it stops, then release it un- til it swings back to its original po- sition. It is very important that it be pulled right hown and allowed to go back. An attempt to force the back faster than it would go itself would harm the machine, as would an attempt .to turn another fig- as venee. uncovering Pseta., tne unfortunate to get busy .about geuin, miner was dead. Senator DeVeber! meet the ,-j.yor-elect Adams An inquest was held today by Cor-j Higfnbotham to at-j the oner F. M. Pinkney, the jury return- j tend the meeting also. The U ing a verdict of accidental death buti w, C. Simmons Speaks l Simmons on bemcald on tag to co-operate and do what jhe could in the matter. Passed ure before it has swung right back. This operation is repeated until the full number is completed when the connection is complete and the bell of the receiver's phone will ring in- termittently once every three seconds until the receiver is taken down or the sender's receiver is placed If the line is busy a noise resembling the quacking of ducks or an' intermit- tent buzz will be heard. Pay stations are to be established at different points throughout the city from which calls can be made to any point in the city or on the long line by calling long distance and .placing coins to the required amount in slots in the machine. As the coins drop in the operator is made aware of their denomination by bell signals in the exchange. recommending that the company pro- evidence, had life of his partner. y E. A. Cunnin; E. U. Rylands and carried ,.__ ____ ___ The deceased was thirty-five announce the pol-; famniar St0ry of the great employ- Q{ agc and a native of Germany. Influence than leaves a family of a of a political issue should jonded by E. SP sunk and promised to do all he unanimously: while disclaiming any more in-1 Resolved: That C. A. Magrath. M. erman. wife and three whilL Vv- children and a brother, Wm. PsetakJof postal facilities. cc> as wanted in the way resident Frank, and numerous re-; i country. The fun- will be held tomorrow. _ j The city aud two or three y had made wonaenui and it was but P., Senator DeVeber, W. C. Simmons and all prominent men of either party familiar with our needs be asked to co-operate with us in our efforts to se- cure a new post office building. Senator DeVeber senator DeVeber said that as he earnest of greater things to corne, aiways been he was willing to and in approaching the. powers that j give freejy Of his time, energy and they can do so with confidence. talent he had to help the the matter will pron- seven months of the present fiscal tioa since _ 1896 Hon. Mr. Fielding vear the trade of Canada had exceed-' that during thirteen years there ably be aUowod to drop and the; of- -od that of ,be corresponding period been spent on capital and special fice" will remain in its new quarters [ast year by Bank de-1 account of which until such time as the new building posits were "also referred to. the to-! ooo.OOO or 30 pe cent had been metj i-il in Canadian chartered banks on OIU Of the revenue. has been fmisned and equipped. ootober ri last being or i During the preceding thirteen years IUTPUT OF MINE AROUND FJ overnments are human and must city_ shown and it is up to the people j KENTUCKY. POLITICIAN DEAD Washington. Dec. Con- gressman Phillip B. Thompson, Jr., of Kentucky, who was stricken OH the street last night with a hemorr- hage of the stomach, died at the Emergency hospital this morning- He was 64 years of age. REPAIRING ROAD IN PASS (Special to the Herald) Frank, Dec. is BOW re- ported that the government has de- Lethbridge in this matter to tablisa an unassailable position cided to make sufficient repairs to thc road through the Pass to put it Cl Kilt Vv jin J'j- J_T_ The present post office con- m passable condition tor the winter. In response to an appeal from the 3iad the great advan- j it. over other places in this matter j 5low are disgraceful, he said, but j it is not the fault of the postmaster. They must have a new post office ;md lie thing to consider is et it. The eastern tr.cm- it has already a splendid nat- jjers Ol- parliament who have a say that it has already a SIHUUUIU jjers Ol pariiame .1 site for a post office which, as heljn passing a vote i said before in speaking of the pOSt; 0fnCe ;irc a the Herald) FATHER FAiLAN October three ural had public square, was an eyesore. .-ot.e for the building of always dubious of the now nothing more j submitted from these places and A post office there be plainly shown. We do not .Fernie, Dec. General Manager acid to its beauty and useful- ;i building suitable for a popula- times lareer than ten years the Conservative administration had -Vshworth reports that over ncss. if the city undertook to select ti0n Oj ten thousand. 1C that was sill, He also referred to immigra- i spent on capital account I 1rtn- Of ara being turned out a site somewhere else it woum cost a building like the new Herald office tion noting that an increase of 20.824 of which or 29 pcrj mines and forty or lifty thousand dollar- to get. do and it cost only about Md' occurred so far. ctnt had been met out of thc revenue. dail> at the CoaJ i a suitable one and the selection would tw0lve thousand. Wo want a biuld- it irentioned was that while i j as much at Michel, thus making an be to cvcale a gooa deal timt will be a credit to the city u l of ovcr 4_ooO tons a davstrcss and 'dUsonsion. Mr. Gait will satisfy its needs for- many 1 with" the city holds the title to the yf.ars. 1 is uu "'.an but1, Tiu- senator advocated waiting un- he did not think hf had ;ir-' t.il after the census had been taken j on the matter. The Board i.0 do anything with the goverr.ment to secure 4.000 the mines. I 800 tons of this coal is be- into coke at the Fernie Blairmore village council, Mr. Calder. of the department of public works vi- sited thc district thc last of last week and authorized repairs to the bridge ovcr the Old Man west of Blairmore and some otruT work nec- essary to put the road in a safer con- dition for thc winter. WILL SUPPORT TSI IB Rome, D'T. Pope today appointed Rov. M. F. Fallon A? But- .Ws tions. Mr. Fielding spoke I mission now studying conditions be- jurcd, two probably fatally, and an-; ing the Dorrir.ion and the QUt fifty othcrs had narrow escapes'ov was tein destroyed an oldj 'me iuornsscy Jf fhcy can go lo thc g0vern-; situation. Get that first. tft Bi. n Conpany with Mr. Patterson, to wooden tenement and lodging house: worked now and it may be. sometime 'mellt'with a g-ite they win carry very i will not be taken away, falo, formerly of Ottawa, to tne_i3i Hiirimr the mid- Thc jve started .on the sec-; as new development work both at J, J Vs T Af Tlnr- ji.r-vii.ytli Ji; Get Street Delivery oHce at Xo. 3 but said that previous ____ "J ijOri of Padua, Minneapolis, ]Cigh. As to the French treaty Mr. _ nf i- fa .....-eased trade, a lamp during a quarrel between ten-j the attention ot tne ond floor following the upsetting 01 ear for an office until the (Continued on Page i.) Dublin, Dec. Central Com- mittee of the Iwsh Nationalists at a meeting; today decided to support the Liberals in the general election. Prt- mier Asquith's recent declaration at Albert Hall concerning; home rule for Ireland is satisfactory. ;