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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALll tbi i wmnt to mil mm vizracTif �r f.v'11'"'- tbi BBRAUTS PJUBB ^ v -:i y.T UtE LOCAL nbw8 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29,-1920 LETfi^RIDGE. ALBERTA? 3W ;'.v:; ( vi , Gas Company Lost Money Last Year; Must Have Higher Rate ---'---*W, �e�rtato etam of the the company from gas sold from , deserters, with whom ho left for Cal-$1,081,042 in 1919 to *997,032 to 1�20. |�ary The reduction in consumption was 'about 16 pi per cent, but the decrease in the earnings was somewhat less owing to the fact that the larger users were cut off during the winter season and the gas sold to householders who - paid the maximum price therefor. As a result of the company's inability to supply from its wells all the gas for which a market could be however, some conjuring tricks wore being performed, for at the end of the stock-taking it was later discovered by Mr. Poole that a quantity of cigarettes, chocolates, and salted peanuts, had disappeared out of a show case. So far as the sale went nothing further transpired. The two men, "however, were later' arrested by the A. P. P., Sharpe while he was boarding a train with a parcel containing" some of the proceeds of the "sale." Robertson and Sharpe appeared before Justice of the Peace Toilet, at Coutts, on Monday last, and made out "hat it was all a Joke. This, however, ltd not satisfy the magistrate, who 'lned each of them $9, the value of the goods extracted, with costs.: He *ave the accused a warning that he iad dealt.leniently with them owing to their previous good conduct. LEAVES IT RUNNING Somebody Has Comical Idea or Maybe He Thought it Was a Joke far r.-y 8Y MEMBERS K. D. Johnson Recipient of Presentation from Fellow Mem* ben on His Retirement' business gathering, with the handshake and the outpourings of the sentiment of the occasion.. The proceedings had a fitting termination in the friendly warmth finding an outlet in the provision of coal 'for tho schools next year. The contract for this was awarded the Federal Coals. � _u____ A very thoughtless and reprehen sible act was performed last night by I Tt%S^XZSLSS STSS. -*a!e� of Milk BiVer Pool Room * �*�j^E- S^EK ,___,ai'~ *a ^..M.nt'. . Was "StfH" ,;Finc*S Are suspect and hope shortly to brlnj Final Outcome according to the president's report. j During the year the net loss of the j company was $101,607 as against at profit of |101,551 for 1919 and $202,939 ' for 1918. In his report upon the gas situation, dealing with the need of higher rates, President Coste says : The present rates and even the lower ones which have prevailed in the past have been inadequate for several years to properly sustain the business of* the company, especially since early in Uli when Itevtarf business. They wore" live wires who! labor, pipes and other materials rose quickly to remain very high ever since. These high prices, coupled with the fact that less gas has been Available from year to year from the $ow Island field of the company gradually restricting therefore the sales of gas, have now brought about a serious condition in the affairs of the, gas for tho cities of Calgary, Lethbridge and other-towns. There is only suspect and hope shortly to bring to book, vfhis took place on tho corner of Eleventh street and Eleventh avenue, in the Duff Addition, when a hydrant was turned on and allowed In his eagerness to sell his pool {to run for anmy taours before it room at Milk River, Mr. Poole fell' was located and turned off by into' the hands of the Philistines in . the city waterman. Seeing that the persons of J. C. Robertson and A. I the part of the district in which J. Sharpe. It was altogether a piece the hydrant Is located depends on it of sharp practice, and in this respect Mr. Sharpe lived up to .his name. The two buyers of pool rooms bad nothing dilatory about them in transacting knew a bargain, when they saw it, and had no intention of letting it slip out of their hands through any delay. It was business'with them, and quick business at that. Robertson hails from Innlsfail, and Sharpe from Maslnaslh. Together they arrived at Milk River on the 23rd of the month, and soon, with  their business instincts at work, located what they considered a desirable buy, one remedy, viz.,-an increase in the m tae shape of the pool room. They rates chargable for the gas? which will ,went down to the private residence of provide the company with the neces- |the proprietor, Mr. Poole, and soon the sary means tor the development of j bargain was completed for the pur-other gas fields and their connection, chase of the concern, lock, stock and to the present pipe lines of the com-pajsy,-as well as the proper operating and depreciation charges, and a fair return on the capital Invested in the enterprise. The president further pointed out that in the event of the company securing an increase in rates it will be possible to secure gradually large new supplies of gas from several adjacent fields. During the past year the company has almost discontinued Its industrial service, which forms now only about 1 1-2 per cent, of the total. The' available supply of gas is now reserved for domestic consumers, over twelve thousand in number. The following comparative statement shows the results of the company's operations during the past two years: \ 1920 1919. Sale of gas.....S 947,913 $1,046,396 Miss. Earnings . 49,119 34,645 Net loss........ 101,607 ...... expenses ... . Drilling Wells Deb. Interest . Depreciation .. Net earnings , $1,098,640 ..$ 372,441 .. 180,70? .. 172,332 . 433,159 $1,081,042 $ 369,404 134.397 184,238 291,451 101,551 $1,098,640 $1,067,503 A, MACLEOD RUMOR His Honor Judge Jackson, of Lethbridge, conferred this week with members of the local bar with a view to arranging suitable chamber days. It is intimated that Macleod will temporarily be a sub-judicial district of Lethbridge.-Macleod Times. barrel. So eager were they to complete the deal that they requested that ah inventory be taken of the stock, as they had to proceed north for their holidays, and with them it was business first and holiday second. The two purchasers arid the vendor went down to the pool room, where,! for fire protection, the consequences of tho act of turning the water on might have been serious through the chances allowed for the hydrant freezing up. The running of the water also lowered the pressure in the mains throughout the city, and here again the firemen would have been badly handicapped had a fire broken out anywhere in the city. Altogether the culprit, whoever he is, should feel ashamed of himself in what his thoughtless, criminal and eelflsh act might have occasioned. This is the view taken by the city authorities and \ they hope to make an example of the miscreant. At the last meeting of the 1920 Public School Board, held in the Central School on Tuesday night, the two retiring members, Messrs. Scott and Davidson, handed in their portfolios and bade a tender farewell to those with whom they had been associated during their term of office. An interesting feature of the last meeting of the present Board was the presentation to the late chairman, Mr. K. D. Johnson, of a gold mounted ebony walking, stick by the members and secretary. The stick was suitably inscribed with the name of the recipient and the dates on which he served on the Board. On behalf of the Board the presentation was made by Mr. A. B. Hogg, the present chairman, who referred to the many excellent qualities of Mr. Johnson and to the very able manner in which he filled the chair and carded on his responsibilities as trustee. Mr. Johnson acknowledged the gift, expressing his great appreciation of the fellow-feeling, showed him. Messrs. Scott and Davidson came In for eulogies and regret.on their retirement, and the three new members of the next year's Board, Messrs. Hamilton^ Lovering and Smith, who were also present, were afforded a testimony in the Interchange of kind words and sentiments passed around, of the harmony that had prevailed among the old members and of the extent to Which their mutual admiration, respect, and regard for one another went. It was more of a farewell than a Judge. Green Decides That Style is Feminine Matter, And Plaintiff Wins Question Answered by Committee of Old Timers' Ball -Leave Bonny Hug at Home NO IMMEDIATE ACTION ON FREIGHT PREPAYMENT OTTAWA, Dec. 29.-(Can. Press.) -In view of the efforts being made by the railways of Canada and the United States to solve the problem arising out of the ( prepayment of rates on international traffic iu American currency, ino immediate action in regard to the matter is contemplated by the board of railway commis- while Robertson proceeded to call sioners. The board has received the over the stock, Sharpe took careful assurance that the railway officials note of the details on a writing pad, are holding conferences and expect to come to some agreement' within a reasonable period. with Poole looking on. Evidently, \--' ARGENTINA HAS MANY 'QUAKE SHOCKS BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 29.-The fre-quent recurrence of earthquakes in the Mendoza district is keeping the population much alarmed. A violent shock was felt in Mendoza City at 1:55 o'clock Tuesday morning. It lasted Bix seconds and another tremor occurred at 8:60 o'clock. Little damage was done and no victims have been reported. ' Big English Mall Arrived Newspapers, Periodicals, and Magasines from ENGLAND SCOTLAND IRELAND If we have not got just what you want we will get It. Put your name on our want list and start the N,ew Year right. McKinley's Sheet Music Always in Stock THE TWENTIETH CENTO BOOK STORE 614 FOURTH AVE. SOUTH O COX &40 PHONE 1619 Income Tax SPECIALISTS Financial ANALYSTS Business * ENGINEERS RITCHIE PATERSON AND CO. 6-6 Acadia Bulldlnp 12 Third Avenue South the door Is The door of opportunity opens to you on the date of our NEW YEAR'S TERM JANUARY 3rd. Day School. Night School Individual Instruction. KEEP ON READING MR. EDUCATOR'S TALKS D turns'the ^Backward The Satisfaction of Doing Things You cannot enjoy the satisfaction of doing things without good health. Many a big deal has been spoiled with a small headache. It was indigestion' as well as Wellington that helped to turn Napoleon back at Waterloo. When some form of sickness begins to be at home with you be assured there is a cause which can be located in the spine by chiropractic analysis and removed by chiropractic adjustments. Don't wait for weakness to become chronic. Get ad- , justments at the first evidence [ of their need. NO CHARGE Consultation is without charge or obligation. HYRUM JUNE B. SMITH & SMITH CHIROPRACTORS 205 Sherlock Block. Phones 1�77 and 1441. Ifhat Goody Cake' To please the critical taste of the child is an. accomplishment in which we take a lot of pride. They know'and appreciate good Cake and Pastry. And the same applies to everything in our Bakery. That's why all our Baked Goods are popular with healthy, growing children, as well as adults. KIRKBY'S 3RD AVE. SOUTH. "Style Is purely a feminine matter, especially In ladies' furs, and I should say that there are few, If any, men who could successfully convince a woman in that, respect." This was the comment of his "Honor Judge Green in handing judgment, in- the case of Whitney vs DuGuerre, which he tried in Lethbridge during the absence of Judge Jackson. In the judgment Mrs. Rose Whit* ney is awarded damages to the sum of $300, with costs, for certain furs, which become, the property of the defendant^ his payment of the amount The plaintiff had a set qf furs, con-sisting of a large mink cape and mink muff which, as she alleged, she placed in the hands of the defendant for repairs. On the return of the articles .she claimed they were spoilt through the style being altered, and the mult changed .from what is known as a pillow muff to a melon muff. The defendant contended that the alteration of the style of the furs was left to him, and he, accordingly, did what he considered right in effecting the change according to a style he had selected from two illustrations he had obtained from a furrier at Nelson. The1 plaintiff de(|ied that she left the! change in the style to the discretion; of the defendant. With his dictum as to the feminine taste in styles, his Honor ruled in favor of the lady. The final meeting in' preparation for the "Old Timers Dance" took place last night in the Board ot Trade rooms. The principal point of discission hinged on the definition of ah old timer, aud the interpretation' of their privileges in regard , to Invitations. After a thorough discussion, the resolution passed at a former meeting in this connection, was interpreted as hereinafter set out. I An Old Timer who is such in bis' or her own right may invite any person they please to accompany 'them. But Old Timers by descent only, of the ages of IS, 19 and 20, cannot invite a young timer. In other words the effect of the resolution, is only1 to discriminate against . those persons who are not Old Timers in their own right, but by descent.only.. They can only have as their partners Old Timers. They are not allowed tho full privilege ot asking who thsy wish. The resolution also has the' effect of barring anyone of less than 18 years of age. ' ' , The former privileges of an Old Timer, one who was a resident of the N. W. T. on orv before 1900, is not interferred with, or curtailed- in any way. Thus the old-time boys and the old-time girls, who are' at 'present unattached will be very popular persons for the next few days at least. The ticket committee are anxious that as many as possible procure their BOYS'PARUA Carl Sandquist of I^thbri^SfL provincial secretary In the cati-p elected by the Boys' Parliaf Tuesday at their session in the liament buildings at Edmonton, members of the cabinet are : Armor P*ord was elected �[ Hon. Edward Hunter Gowan: is premier-t Hon. Herbert 0. minister of municipalities;. Hon. Cli Stephens, intellectual program; Hi Malcolm Wallace, physical program^ <; Hon. Talbot Ronning, devotional p�N gram; Hon, John Mitchell, social program; Hon. Carl Sandquist, provincial.' secretary; Hon. J. Robin Davidstmi" leader of opposition, tickets at once. They many be pur-,., chased from the following committee: D. Conn, Andy Scott, Joo G|lllesple< Geo. Kerr and at Rose' Cigar Store/ A large crowd Is expected and purchase of tickets at once will reliever the congestion at the door considerably. Remember the night, New Year'? Eve, and come heeled for the time of your life; you will not be disappointed The program of former years will be adhered to. No single fpotlnV shimmy allowed, but the real old hoe? downs, squares, lancers, with walties; two-steps and minuet. Leave your fox trot and bunny hugs on the mantel at home. { Is everybody happy-you betcher life we are. New Jersey Bureau of Markets will furnish farmers with dally prices of products by wireless. DON'T FORGET The only place where you can get your shoes repaired by practical shoemakers is at  - � Hutton A Perkins 41SA Fifth Street South Phone 693 S doom S. ef Colonial Theatre HAVE YOU Tf