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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBfllDQE, ALTA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER' 23, PAGE THREE Candy Baskets for the Little Girl A Candy Cane ior the Little Lad HAVE HURRY! HURRY! WHNT MNY HMD BMSKETS Candies for Everybody Rich and Poor Swell Boxes for the Sweetheart .ETHBRIDGE FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT Aid. .Cunningham has submitted the llowing report of the work of the TO and Light Committee to the City On behalf of The fire and light com- ittee, I make as follows: In Jer that un intelligent idea of the pcnditure may be gathered, it is 'tter to include the development ring my term of office, from Jan. 1907 to Dee. 31, 1903. January, 17 our department was badly dis- ranized and upon granting the re- of the members of the volun- r fire brigate to elect their own of, L. H. Fowler was elected, with sanction of the Council. During valve and to throw the booster pump city demands it. There are at pres- ent in use in the city 64 hydrants. The recommendations, as per the enclosed, marked 1 were made to the school board for the improvement "f fire protection of North Ward School. The theatres have been ex- amined and improvements pointed for their co-operation in securing the i --......HVM xju (jo. u ciiieubS UOinien mto operation on receipt of the -sec-1 out for fire protection, which were readily acceded to by the managers. oncl alarm, which is given by the fire chief on his arrival at the fire and the danger warrants him doing so. One minute after the second alarm is given, a hydrant pressure of 100 Ibs. is An extension ladder has been ordered which will reach the highest windows in the city and will be of sufficient strength and con- struction for life saving purposes. It will be equipped with jumping nets, etc. In September, 1908 the New- Fire Hail Was Started The public school board have assur- ed us that ample fire protection has been provided for in the new school building and fire escapes have been ordered for the separate school. Reduction in Insurance The Council has been working out ,-i definite program laid down at its request by the Fire Underwriters' As- sociation, with a definite promise :hat on completion of the program a reduction would be made of 25 per ivhieh will serve the requirements i cent, in our basic rate 01 insurance. police department and civic offices tne electric light plant is now operated by the city, it will probably be advisable, some time in the future, to change the fire alarm system to a storage battery system, from the present gravity cells. The storage systsem requires less care for the up-keep. All but two of our Western cities ii.se the gravity sys- tem, however, the same as ours. Letter to School Board Leth bridge, Alta., Sept, 16, 1903. To the Chairman and Members of the Lethbridge Public School Board, Gen As requested, I hereby make fol- lowing recommendations with regard to the protection of the West- minster School as First. That you have a large me- chanical gong in the main hallway easy access of anyone who bring about certain reductions in in- surance rates. I may say that all of these clauses have been fulfilled to the letter and with the exception of the completion of the fire hall, which just about ready for the roof and the arrival of the ladder, which is about ,to be ordered. I may also say in connection with the duplicate transmission line from the river in the new power house plant our entire equipment will be on the river bottom and we are working on this at the present time. I would, therefore, like to have you inspect before OD inspect what we have done so that we (Continued on Next Page.) PROMINENT INSURANCE MAN SUICIDES. New Dec. A. Burnham, former president of the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance Com- pany, was found dead in bed at his home, 66 East 78th St., this morning, of gas poisoning-. The police say that Mr. Burnham committed suicide. creased equipment mentioned above, amounting to to which should also bo added the extension fire ladder. The old hose wagon in year has fitted with i completion of ih letter marked 2 was mailed to l asking for another inspection to pro- cure the remaining benefits and his' letter, marked 3, indicates Chat on j' lioso and placed in commission at the North Ward, where Council has authorized the appointment of a po- liceman, with headquarters at the North Ward Fire Station. Chief Fow- ler has been appointed paid chief of the fire brigade and building inspec- tor. dating from January 1st, 1909. he is within nay bo in the building, for the pur- of fir.- drill and for immediate IK; in case of fire. Also, that a two inch water pipe e connected with the main and run :tittilly thrjugh the hallways to ont. teams same being pro '.ved for by tli Work Property ern with fourteen ,ip teen fire .Jarru boxo- arc p'lao i in ring the lire alarm box iremen kn where to pr of a fire alarm. ..a is are distributed to the bes nis being desi is of red incandescent listhi H! on poles over wh'Me box an'i lip It is estimated that insurance rates! citzens of Lethbrdge nsurance rates will be reduced by about per equal to Calgary, better than Edmon- year as a result of thc foregoing. ton, and much better than any small- In 1907 the work of improving the j or places in the entire West. fire department, was badly hampered owing to money stringency, so that prepared to make another inspection j toP the building with suitable and grant the further "substantial j d Hints on each of the three floors previously promised bracket or rer-1 and 15 feet hose to the city in the shape of the balance The playrooms in the basement, whilst they are in use either as play rate. We will then have an up to or class rooms, should have date fire brigade giving good protec- tion and at the same time giving all the program is not quite complete at this date, but .1, beg to submit the of the program, so that thc of 1909 may continue along tiie same lines as alreadv laid down. Htrikor for the recomnnd a fjm Street Lighting July. 1907, {l com- prehensive program was drawn up for improved street lighting. It was of a fin approved of by Council, but owing to the financial stringency was after- tower Iwarcls cut out- Tne same program I was submitted in the early part of Htror for the fjm Second was n o eary part of t _ ao.viuv.u-. ...r -jthe Qn Torranc v but was killed by resolution of signated m, t walftj. main nnd installation hv. Council, in consequence of which our ncandescent roti strcet lias not for the protection of the rap- id building in thc eastern poi't ro-u. Third, installation of ed. In case of fire the lu key box should broken alarm box door opened. I ho r hook found inside should bo as they are at all times cheaper to the down once till its stops, then 0 and the alarm is sounded, t'io of that box being rung M Haneously at the fire hall, puino and power house. The brigade proceeds to the Iccatio-i :at box and the one who turns 1 alarm should remain at. the box rect the tiremiin to the five, un- ii is of suiiiuuMH size as to be 'diately apparent. Meantime the i uiui pump house staffs sUvnd to close the electric stand pipe improved. Quilt: recently an effort was made to install some additional lamp's and before December 31st, we hope !o have an addition of sixty more Tungsten street in lieu city than hose. Th.- new fire hall tin; Jirc light circuit previously designed with all modern oquip- j recommended. The electric plant has niont and fixtures for a quick turnout, j been acquired and ;.s thc ratepayers The .second floor of the building has j are aware, the new power house plans boon laid off for sleeping quarters j an being developed by Consulting and gymnasium of the fire brigade, i Engineers Smith, Kerry and Chase, the intention being to furnish an at- j together with an improved lighting tractive club room for the members j system, and this will be for the suc- of tlie brigade, so as to be always J Ceeding Council to deal with, on hand in the event of alarm. Pro- means of exit through the high windows, as the boiler is locat- ed at prescent in such u as to out off any means of egress should fire start in the boiler room. Large tcs-j rooms m. stairs but one dror from each, this seems to me inadequate for the number of pupils in different clashes, and I would therefore recommend the installation from the two opper floors at the opposite corners of the from whore doors arc locat- fov nine horses, al-j I wish to thank the members oi he Council of J007 nnd 1903, also thoiiLrh tlie will not be coin-! Chief Fowler, City Engineer .Arnold pletely filled until the growth of the land Mechanical Superintendent Reid, -d .-is regards fire escapes, an enclosed J'Ute or broad stairway should bo utilized in preference to the ordin-1 ary opiiu steel stairway. In this con- nection, I might mention that the .schools-of the City of Montreal, after the recent disastrous fire in Hochc- liig.-i. have all been equipped with j'iiite 11kvi ean be pro- City of Montreal. Respectfullv Submitted, E. A. CUNNINGHAM. Chairman of F. L. Com. The Fire Underwriters. Dec. 2nd. W. H. Birch, Secy. Fire Underwriters, Winnipeg, Man. Dear Sir: You will remember the program outlined by you for tho improvement of our Fire Department, in order to Stafford-Agnew Co. Carvers We have a splendid line of Carvers made from the finest of English Steel by Jos Rogers Son, Alfred Field, and Harrison Bros. Howson 5 Pieces in Fancy Case, per set 3 tt 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 without case, per pair 2 2 2 2 10.00 7.50 7.25 6.00 4.50 2.75 3.25 2.50 1.50 1.00 .75 "If You Live Out of Town Write Us" Stafford-Agnew Co. ;