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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 12, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February 12,1913 THE LETHBEIPOE DAILY HERALD Page 5 Sale of BUNMORE TOWNSITE Saturday, Feb. 15th, 1913, at Prices oo Per Lot TERMS:-One Third Gash, balance in Six and twelve Mprtths DUNMORE Possesses Industrial, Commercial and Natural Advantages Un- paralled and the Best of Transportation Facilities Centre of Gas Zone. Good Water System. Industries and Manufac- AsSUred PlmNo. 351 VOriginal Tqwnsite ; On Sale at the Office of NIBLOCK & y Ltd. of FOR BY HEALTH Sanitary Inspector Vallance Makes Detailed Report of Year's Work Under Appropriation-Board and Accounting Department'Differ About Total Year's Expenses A:t the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Health last night, attended by Chairman-Aid. Williamson, Secretary Dr. Thomson, Medical Health Officer Campbell, Sanitary Inspector Vallance, and J. N. Ritchie, the annual report of the sanitary inspector was received.: The report, which is lengthy and .covers the whole of last year's work,-together with recommendations for this :year, follows. It is quite probable that some of the recommendations will not be adopted, although much.will depend on the attitude:, of'. the' council regarding the hoard's estimates. . The Report Chairman and Members,. . Board of Health, City of (Lethbridge, Alia. Gentlemen:-I beg to. submit the following as' my annual report for the year ended December 31, 191J5. Loads tof refuse: removed ,s..v 13,368 Loads of. refuse  delivered to nuisance grounds by other teams than our own ...... 1,5.16 Loads of manure received and disposed of at the nuisance grounds .,. ..... ... ... ... 6,155 Dead animals destroyed- Horses ....... ... .. .. 55 WHOOPING COUCHS BRONCHITIS SPASMODIC CROUP COUGHS COLDS . B(TAPLI�'t^D 1B7B 1 A simple, saloand eRectlya treatment for bronchial troubles, without dosing Hie stomach v'tft. Uru4�. UsedwIttnucccssJorthirtyyears. The-air carrying the antlseptla .vapor, Inspired, with every breath, mattes breuthlnfl easy, soothes tho sore throat, and stops the Cough, assuring restful : nliilito, .Cresulcne is Invaluable to motlici^'wlth young Children* and a BOON to, sufferers from Asthma.; Bend tu postal for descriptive booklet. ALLDRtiOOiSTS,. Try CUBSOT-iENE ANTI8ERTI01' THROAT-TA SLETSfor.the irritated tiiroar.-TJiey �: bIidpJb..-, efrouiive.; and,;untl�eutltj. Ot your drudStat or, from us, we, In stampa.-,; 5' Vapo CreioUno Co.y �S!CertMlS�,VrI.Y." h Looming 'Miles-Building^ ~ .: Montreal, Can. ;.-.houses. In hot weather garba"ge> is removed from hotels- arid restaurants twice daily, so that the garbage nuisance in the heart of the city is reduced to-a minimum. The force engaged in this 'work consists of a foreman with 'eight teamsters and two laborers, "one of whom is 'steadily employed at the nuisance grounds. An extra laborer. is occasionally employed when needed, and r bout three extra men' for ni�ht work during part of spring,and'summer. The number of "prlylep cleaned shown dots not mean that number, exist at present in the city, as a great many have been cleaned mere than;orifle,'ahd ther�.'are!t'he' 170 that have been %bplished .during tie year to further reduce the number,' Tb�. position, pf the 'dump.: makes it practically : j :injposs'ible"i tp." prevent' a certain amqun*.;of .waste paper from blowing baojj again into the city, This does not come- frofn the .loads of paper and light refuse^ removed^'from - the business section', h^; a snecial :�caj't. (and .whjoh5is ; burnt immediately :t; reaches the groun'ds, but there Is always some paper  amongsf the garbage and household refuse- which, cannot be separated, and' the high winds blowing'up the steep face of.the coulee lift this paper high'into the. air and carry it towards' town where it drops. This is:one reason:that I, am urging the board.�to take up the matter of'improving the system of refuse disposal, and make the recommendations to that effect later in this- report. . �"'�.. � The amount of stable manure destroyed at the dump is considerable and I believe would be valuable Vif some place could be found where it might be stored for compost, and used either by the- parks department or sold. ' There is-, however, no means of storing it. at our present grounds. Any site selected for the purpose would have to be approximately as near to theicity as the present ground, otherwise it would bei difficult to get-people to take their manure to it. The number of carcasses and the amount of night soil are also too great to dispose of in the present manner without danger of causing a nuisance; The connecting of old premises to sewers has been rather a vexing question during this season. In the spring' all the owners -situated on streets haying sewer mains were coi^ nect their premises to the sewer within a given time. The majority, of these owners have complied, but the giving out of plumbing materials and the fact that the- wholesale houses have been unable > to obtain this-material from thenvanufacturers; made it impossible to "enforce the requirements of the. notices. ' The experience of this year, -I believe- will have the effect of making it very un^ likely that anything of the kind will occur again, as both the -wholesale houses- and the plumbing firms will take'steps to ensure,a. sufficient, bup-ply-of  materials in future... It. Is my intention to notify . all -those .property;; Owners notified.last summer- who/fail-ed to comply, � that,-thc'premises' will have to .Be modernized .or, vacateij:. by a'given date, Unless such ownei^'can produce a sufficient reason for not so doings signed .by tho medical health, officer, as provided for,In the resolution of- the boardr of-^Se'pt. 10, 'l-DlK Owners "Of property situated on sewer lines' laid in 1912 will be given) six .months in which to get..their premises* connected, subject to the same. conditions as above; these latter notices to be. issued as early as possible in the your. ' .,:.:r;'-.'-,v..", - �:.:';.'...-��,-There have been some. Improvements made,at, the dairy farms during �the year; and the, use1 of cement fpr: ilcprs, milk houses, etc; is becoming j more . favored. ;'i In>, this conn�ctioni I ('might'mention the recent formation' j uf a company 'whose intentiany �Bonslldemble. profit made1 by the.pta- Wes. I woui�>,sup2e|fethat-It be divid- ed proportionately between the departments that- have toeen using the stables equipment, so that-the work Is charged with' its actual cost only. Recommendations In the first 'place, I would recommend that an assistant-sanitary inspector be appointed as soon as possible, to 'help' carry out the work of the department; which is, getting t�� heavyforone person, to .handle satis-factorilyj.: Afreet ;deal of extra 'work will b& add^aTtiiis yean The inspect tion of all�hwusetconnec:tions will be turned over to this department, in ac-cordance'wlth the,requirements of the Provincial Public Health!'-Act, and l-ist as soon as the gas bylaw is passed by the council, all gas installations will also havtef to be inspected. This will make it necessary for me to have assistance, and I would suggest that a, qualified-man be appointed who could handle the fumigation, hquse td house inspections, etc.; under my supervision. The-extra cost should be met by the tees for the above Inspections. Secondly, I wish to recommend that the- board; take steps  towavds improving the method of refuse disposal', in the city. Reference to the statistics in this report- will show that  the amount of refuse of all kinds is far too great to dispose of., satisfactorily under the present conditions. The carcasses of 139 animals had also to be destroyed at the dump.r The position ofithe present nuisance grounds is unfortunate in. relation to the.direction of the, prevailing .windB 'whlcli aggravate' any nuisance.-'ivhich-may arise.'.However, I believe it is unnecessary for me 1 to enlarge on the disadvantages of �: the-'present systc.m, as they arev pretty well known and the important question is what can be done to improve matters. Refuse may be disposed of by dumping, reduction, cremation, incineration, or the destructor pystera.;,.. Dumping, I tliiuk we..have'-.,had..sufficient, -experience of-to consider > out-of the-ques-'tlpn as a permanent methodlfor. Letn-Irridge, and of the-others I would recommend that the destructor system be investigated, as it seems to be the me'thpd ''giving most, uni-yietfsal satisfaction. ..The difference'tbetween an incinerator and. a-,des.tructor lies �iain-ly in the fact that In the former the refuse Is subjected', to a temperature.; of under 1250 degrees Fan., while in the destructor syBtem, the temperature is raised above 1250 degflees Pah.; by -means of. artificial draught. m other wordfi. the -. former ;iiecessitatea an expensive.s-eparatlon- of, refuse,and addition of fmel, whll^* the tempera^ ture obtained':in the^latter makes 'it possible "to burn refuse o'f .evwy kind and produce .-f, ,per)|ectly.;; clinker.,If It'Is the desire of thi?, board il will enH'eayoR'' to*'0})t^njf�Bom'a;-d-enr nUe;? information'as1 to 4be relative merits:-off'dtilQrent'�.Ma'aka'^ of ^destruc i tors, cost. of installation, and\opsm% ing, etc. > . .-���.�...'.�� 1 If, in the opinion of the board, it, 'would be unwise for the city,to take; any steps i in. - this direction- for the' .present, I -would recommend, for.dumping being removed to a situation wliere jthere is less danger.-of causing a serious nuisa'nce....It might, be possible to. use the coulee , into, which-the refuse from Stafford village? has been dumped, but in that "case it., would be necessary to have an arrangement whereby the refuse, could be. hauled to the dump: by; the street railway, the collecting carts delivering to a special car situated .at seme con-; venient .point near the' business .section !of the city. This would .entail; considerable �axpense.aad,taking into consideration the indications' of/future/ gTow'th" of/the city, 'could at" best; b'e but a temporary arrangement.- ..This, would of course he'outof file question: should tho council decldfe not tQ take Stafford village into the city.'. If': It should be found impossible.-to-act on, either of these recommendations, and. is necessary to make the presient Up. do service for a while'longer,'I "think conditions might be improved by the. laying of a 2-iuch water: line -so', that paper, etc.,, could be saturatied on arrival and thus prevented .'from blowing' about.- It would also be usefuMttput. ting out any fire'that mightstart'-,on the south side of the coulee 'which we are-trying to prevent, and;would help/ to keep the big dump in, good, shape with a firm edge,; andprevent' the caving in and slides which eccur present. " In any Oase ;I ^wpuld/urge that this whole question, be', carefully considere,d as one that will have to be dealt with ,ln~ the neiar future. � .Einally, I wish .to again.>bring*.up., the-question of providing.facilities foj' slaughterhouses to; be builtfinside tbts� city limits.with seweT and:water,avail-" able. They >-would of course>.be re-' stricted within a strictly deflned'area, and no building^-would be leirected, 'pr equipment .Installed; without the, plans, and, specifications' being -.>flrist'vsujim,it-ted to. the board for app^pival.vJ-WjOuld �recommend,.that.,s.teps bo,taken to^bp-tain the, neqessary pawjer -to ^grant, permi|sion. to b'uild. suqb,; approved Abattoirs ou.. a .portion of the industrial Old folks who/need sornething of the klnd.^b! - site if this is possible..-,.-Thet./;advan-. tagesof such an arrangementare-ob-.; vlpus; the equipment would have to to modern and sanitary in every, re-;, ppect,' the water supply and. drainage would  make, proper cleanliness; .pos-^-; .Bible;;and their proximity to-.'tie*cl,tyf .would facilitate, frequent inspection; ; A municipal public-abattoir,of .^course,-: would be thiE' ideal, solution of,; the , problem, but,' falling this, J think,that llrovision should be made to bring.the:, private slaughter houses to a more' satisfactory standard. > 'Expenditures Compared with Est!- : mates, 1912 - Expenditures- - '"; Salaries for M. H. O., secne- v tary and sanitary irispec- , 1 ; tor. etc ..."..............t tfOp-OQ i Store charges ____,........- 6^8.70' .Stable charges for driving ' ' horse................ 44JL.0O Stable charges and labor for � .,;' r scavenging ... ... :..... 11,81,8.45 Isolation hospital mainten-, /. / ance ......... ____.2,46^57:/ Credit- ^ . plumbing, Inspecticn" fieerj, . JVork done0or. private, per- sons and passed toAthe-ac-' countaut for $18;pfel.72 collection .....� i.p't - '601.75' v 2�.75 844,50 $17,2^.22 Xs per estimate ,oT 1,912, al-' .,t,1., ' lowed ... .. ... $20,0f)b.p0 "*" Tliis is as far, as" my own records go, but the amount, charged against., the department by the accountant/is' showft' in the following ^ablf, 'wlflcii' considerably in excess of the^ab.oye 'figures, is/probably correct aUli^ughv:; pot itemized. January . February March ,fpril,.. ^lay .. �.'.-, Junc': Board of Health .? 709.58 . -1,051.71 . ,1,,769,54 . 1,632.55 . 1,868.86 . 1,835.17 I July,........ 1,134.10 August...... 1,281,23 'September .... 1,634.06 October...... 1,236.28' November ..' .. 1,174,20 .December, .. 1,576.85 $16,904.13 Isolation Hosijltal ? 17*2.00 174.06 213'.51 185.72 18S,49 257.15 148.59 133.90 202.8 183�31 187.61. .....>" # ?2i468\57 LAXATBVSS. most effoctlve ,wlthout any,r' dise^rr lnorcaseideiscs not" ndede* ^25c;irtf-V)W-'," at your dtu^s�|'.s., ^hmmml ��H�noini�fon^Ch�inIw|5o,ofCan�V�.'Uih(t.'d'l 'Board ,pf Health :... ;V^MM^ i ^lation^hpspltal ...^.t "Total 'Vet of. departmentj.giSiaiajO ^?i> *".T,;T,'J."^A; .''"� Sacltary oV.Plumbln� ;