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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TFe Lethbridge Daily Herald MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, CUSMNG TALKS ON a anj for I ho, a Splendid Statement To The Legislature Round St. LoU For Big Block C. J Eckstorm purchased 32-33-S4-35 of Block 45. known as the DeVeher lots on irora Dr. Stwmirt, McQure: knd W. C. SimmonH, .for the sum of 000. Mr. Eckstorna reports that ne- gotiations are already entered upon for the erection of a block which it is hoped will'take I he fbrm of a fine up-to-date opera and European hotel with stores j'cr the sale of candles'and ice vreiuri vuder- Edmonton. Feb. ledk. Alberta can look with, pride, on the jbrjemarkable development of the provin fwijial telephone "system as operated un- Ithjter the direction of Hon. W. H. Cush- ng. minister of public works. Burinr iie second session of the present leg- islature Mr. Cuslrine made the im- >ortaat announcement in the House the would -enter into -Competition with the Bell Telephone svCpmpany. in supplying the people .of .thihe province' with an efficient tele- I beihohe service. Last session a second reainnouncement showing how edijuccessfully the frpvernment owned edsystem had competed'with the private and how provision had to tje made for of the en- jjtire telephone svstem of theprovince. announcement made in the Viejrislature at the silting yesterday ,ofshowed bow the Bell Company, had MJclLsppsctl of -their property, .in. the month of April, last year, and- how launder jrovernnient .control the tele- service in -its entirety has. been inmost efficient and in. full harmony rKy.ith-. the rapid deyelopineat- 6FJ thevpro bi The :Househas to thank leader. ation Not To Divide Hall last ..night held it w in be- Perish iriof the .factory statement front-the minister public works. Mr: Robertson; filed that an order of the House do is- pilsue for return showing the total ex- fiipenditure upon the government tele- i phone system to December 31 st, 1908 ajthe total, revenue from the same to December 31st, 1908, and the exten- sions made 'to the -system since the O) purchase from the Bell Gushing in reply, stated 'that he would have to explain, time of its Company. Hon. Mr. Bouse, the telephone trans- action since the last of the leRSmture in order that the return might be more easily understood. "At. the last session said Mr. Gushing, "I stated that an offer had been received to buy out the "Bell Telephone svstem. Before netro- tiations were entered into; the gov- ernment secured three estimates of the value of the system and, I was sent to Montreal to arrange for the purchase. On my arrival- secured 1 the services of Prof. L. A- 'Hertlt. oi estimates, the result that the system" was secured at- "a cost of The Treport of Prof. Herdt to the department was read before the House by Mr. Gushing and gave a detailed account of the basis on which, all the estimates'were placed. -The telephone system of the pro- vince has been under the control oj the government 'for less than ten months and-vet the prospectus of the department shows a formidable array decided that the congregation, of St. Augustin's shall not .be divided that Kev. S. Chi vers continue to hold his position as minister. PAYBACK 1' J Edmonton Has To Re- imburse Its Keepers 1POSEJTNE OR RANCH FOREMAN DID HOT HAvr CATTLE; INSPECT- ED BEFORE SHIPMENT. Cardstoa, Feb.. case was up jssr hearing before Justices E; N: Bar- ker and 2LIWP Jacobs whirft: shouW be a warninfrr. -tct- cattle men. in this; district; some cafe Edmonton, Feb. 0 result of the decision handed down by His Lordship- Mr. Justice Stuart. in -the Supreme. Court: there is .every prob- j ability that the city of Edmonton wilt', have to- refund a sum of about f 000 to the liauor men oi the city, beinsr a the amount paid the .citv durinjr the post four years bv liquor license holders-in monton. This condition of affairs was brought about by the case-r of York vs. the City of Ed- monton. Mr. York, who is proprie- or of" lie Alberta and Windsor Hotels objected to payine S400 license on j each hotel to the city, after having said o business tax on floor space. He laid the roouired amount under pror ;est and brought action'. to recover. Mr. Justice who heard -tlie case, gave'; ludcment. in Jayor-: ot Mr.: no. right -to impose this The money accordingly be_ is understood that-this is n; test mod that the hotels and wholesale liquor firmii in the city will at once aool.V for a rebate of the paid by .to. the city, Kot only will they c of for but ther will alwa claim all the city In llcenswl hotels in Edmonton and 6 wholesale liquor houses. year 1908-09the fee for each was Prior to that the fee was This means that the total amount which the city will be asked to refupd will -be in the r.eiehborhoctd of IN WOOD LIKELY SUCCESSOR. Toronto, Feb. G. Inwood, for 20 years provincial organizer ot the Liberal party-; as: a" pos- sible successor to the late John Small as Customs collector. permissibn to ship part of the Beef, wiich. permission was granted by the inspector at the ranch. However, m loading the cattle-at Gardston the cattle were not again inspected as the law hence the complaint was sworn out. Mr. Morgan, speaking on beliali ot the Department of Agriculture, told of the efforts that tlu- Government were making to stamp out the mange and other diseases, and were worthy the support of all the citizens. Mr. E. J. Wood told how the foreman had misunderstood what the inspect- or had told him (the The court imposed a fine oi SAYS HOSPITAL IS AN ICE HOUSE 8ER50US CHARGE MADE AGAINST CONDITION OF ISOLATION HOSPITAL. of -telephone couipment. The mileage of lomr distance lines in province. the total circuit mileage is There are at present 563 rural tele1 phones in operation in -the -province and inv cities, towns and villag- JThe totaf number" of_ toll tions is 150, including 45 exchanges having "long distance, connection. The totaU of now in operation is Bubscrjbers. Mr. Gushing sliowed that the Teyea-" 7ie of.the government, telephone- .sys- tem ta December 31. 1908, 118.10, made 'up as follows: Trans- ferred from suspense to revenue ac- count 4n and in 1908 S still iu suspense account earnings 738.26; sale -of 'material. The 'total "expenditure to Tteceinber 1908. was shown J B. Kelsey, manager of the Labor Bulletin, addresses the following let- ter to the Herald: I called your attention Saturday to conditions existing at the Isolation Hospital, and thank .you lor the men- tion made in" "Dad's Council." Since Saturday I "have been inves- tigating matters and have a, few de- is and finite iacts I to lay "public as I found fleer, Dr. Campbell, said Tiotbing could begone about it." The iacts The-furnace for some-treason does not heat'. There are no storm doors cr win- dows. _There is no sign o'n the building 'and it Is frequently mistaken lor one of -the henijsos of, ill fame r- little fur- inff to be made up as in 1006; 79 in '1907, and in 1908'. r TJwT estimated using the of December, -which was not a large month, as a basis, was Jows: Exchange rentals, TOiml -tolls, mating Vjbotalrof As regards the. extensions made to the "government telephone system, ap- growt of the exchanees, the" pur- of the Bell Telephone system, ther on toward the river." the niatron being frequently awakened during the night only to give 'information re above. There is no satisfactory means for patients to communicate either with le matron or, outside "parties. A little "girl, suffering with with, her mother, were ordered sent there, having been able to get no oth ef place to be quarantined, and in communication the mother said: "Yesterday; if I coulft have gotten tb the phone "you would have gottei otherer--! was cold-even with mv.fur coat it got worse-til I nearJyrfroze. had -a bad cough and the ear ache "brought on it was almost unbearably cold. T day it is better, but this morning at 8, it was cold to eat breakfast out of bed." very cold up to Mr. Cushing stated" that there have been four exchanges established with an initial capacity of 650 subdfcribers and -a toll switchboard and private branc exchange at Edmonton. exchanges "are Strathcona, with The 500 subscribers; Plain, with 25: Taber, with 100, Albert; with 35. on Back EDMONTON TO PLAY CALGARY, Calgary, Feb. Edmonton hockey team arrived in the city Sat. urday on the way to Nelson, where they play .st. couple of with, team today and Wednesday. Manager Whitcr6ft seen while here by J. A. MoCuIlouth, of the Cal- gary and arraTigeinente were completed ;to, play on 'Friday evening next on the- way back from Nelson. Milutiiie Girl TRIGGER WITHfflS FOOT THE DELIBERATE SUICIDE OF A UAH AT PASSBURG. PC SCARED Swede Made a Threat But Sopn For Mercy bunch -of five drunken- Swedes tried to take possession: of the city on Saturdav night, surrounding one of the "houses" in the bottom until Serjzt. KJroening requested them to follow him. to the -police station where they would have been lodged if However, they had been paid there had been room.- let tro after ?4 as bail. When 'Hans' Johnson, was leaving he whispered in Screening's ear "that FH Cx you for this." He Turned Down Request Bc-d -Deer, Feb. 'School Board has refused to (front the request of the Anglican, clergymen here to srive religious instruction to Anglican children the last school hall hour of two afternoons of the week. It was thought it would cause religious dis- sension. Some of the trustees declar- ed themselves emphatically against re- ligious teaching in the schools. Gold Watch ror Calgary, Alta., Feb. Satur- day evening a very pleasant gather- ing took place in the Liberal Club rooms, the occasion bcine U.f presen- tation of n handsome >'oiti.twitch., to.. Mr. T.- W. who icaviue to- morrow to "assume th-i uiaiiuuwncnt oL the Claresholm Review, hit re- cently purchased. Tne ifvse'iiation was made on behalf of i he Liberal Association Libert. Speeches iftada hy othr.r 61 BOOZE WAS DEED Magistrate la Merciful To Cash Register Thief (Special to the Herald.) Frank, Frill, late of'Frank, employed by the Grad.y Hardware Co.; .aged 35, living at -Possburff where he was ranching, was found dead in his shack. It appears t-Jrnt he committed suicide. He-was lying in hTiBE-shacJc string on the trigKei; ot ,nf gun, tied to .No -is; iiiyen, for the rash act. He. is a bachelor and .lived alone. --Vn Inquest, will 5e held. j was requested to stop, but made a the club. i dash to the street when Sergeant Kroeninir !pulled out his gun and fired the ground, when .the brave Hans threw tip his arms above his out that he would come back. Being so badly frighten- ed and-considering his condition, no was made. Four, were fined and costs, but Simx who denied -being drunk was finM-S5 "and. costs, the; two extr-a dollars bejitjr the price of a lie. Conservatives Want Calgary HP. To Take Charge Of Forces In Province-- Convention Adopts a Vote On Prohibifion-Donble Decked Railway Plank Ecd Deer, Feb. S. McCar. thy "was chosen leader of .the Con- servative provincial, party, and a unanimous vote was passed urging im to accept the kA platform was adopted, consisting of d number of interesting planks. VIr. Hiebert put through a crpssr examination by ihe members of the convention on account of his freedom of speech, which not looked upon as orthodox. x A Squealer Present. A dismissed official of the Govern- ment v made certain charges against the Government which' will be pro. duced later in campaign literature. A Nawspaper. A fund for subsidizing and controll- ing a Conservative newspaper waa considered and an amount of 000 thought about the right sum. Capt- Thomas, proprietor of the now defunct Camrose Mail, "was appoint- ed to consider the proposition and report upon it. A scheme of organization was un- dertaken and officers That in brief was-the work of the famous Red convention, At the reassembling- of the Conser- vative convention on Saturday morn- ing, Maitland S. McCarthy, M.P. for Calgary, -was unanimously chosen by the members of the convention as leader of the Conservative party in the Provincial House.of Alberta- -.The motion brought'in by Mr. Roherts44EXT MONTH. Eddie WML be- fore tho city taagjcstrate: uwc charted wfcth the till of Wew F. l.unff OIL the llth. inst. Prisoner pleaded guil- ty and in defense pleaded tout in. an. intoxicated condition, therefore not respouaible for his ac- tions 'at the time. H.VW. Jirown was called and in answer to Mr. MacDou- rs questions said that he had cno wn :the accused for some time as' ie had been in his employ for the ast having cbine in bringing .with him a quantity of money- he believed was the product of his own industry. Endor also said that he had been emplQyed in Manitoba and other places and had no immediate, need of cash he attempted, to steal. Further he said he" was only 21 years of age- and this was the first time his dissolute habit of taking, too mxich Lord London, Feb. 14.-Au. .interesting announcement was issued by the Ad- miralty, tonight. Admiral Charles Beresford, eoEonjk fefc oivtne: Cliaiinel will comiaaiid. qn-'Harch. 24 Jie law, Macistrate iTacDougall then address ed. the prisoner and remarked how sorry. he_ was to see a nian.-oihis.ii.p- in the-dbck and-on this fleei disappear as the chief fighting unit of ri5ie. first line of Great Britain's naval force. Henceforth the 'most important vessels of the Channel fleet, will be under the COED. mand of Yice-Admiral Archibald Berkley Millie, who is now in the second division of the maia flest-wn- der the supreme command of Viice- Sir Wm. H- May, second Sea Lord of the Admiralty. is understood that this means the. prac- tical retirement of Admiral -Gh_arlea Beresford from the service, and that, he will" be piweed pay. In the .ordinary course Lord Charles would "have -held, the Chafi- nel command for another year, but the Government desired to group all the newest and best ships under Vice- Admiral Mays command for home defence- ,ain drcumstances forever brand; him as criminal. His Jie was not to make crkninals, but r to prevent crime, and he could not con- ceive of anv person except fool or a drunken. man being so idiotic as to ing k cash register, as an" alarnv an- nouncing his intention }of stealing money from till. The Chief of Po- ice then said that he had nothiae. to say against the prisoner's "usual con- duct, and was able to speak: a word in his favor. In summing up his worship said that although the pris- oner was convicted he would give him another chance. Mr. Brown, given Jws -personal COE MINE OWNERS BACK OF RAILROAD THE CANADIAN WESTERN RAIL- WAY AND ITS PROMOTERS. Winnjpejr Feb. "The New Can- adiam Western Kailway, for which a charter was panted, in the Domin- ion house yesterday, will be'complet the Grand Trunk Pa- ed bv the cific and the Canadian Northern-Rail- tion. law is thai a member of Parliament cannot resign while there Is 'a protest against his election. This point did not occur. to the delegates of the Tied Deer: conventiou, though" old campaigners" were present and legal lights in .large- numbers. The 'Albertan is 'informed that "Mr. in a private wire to a Cal- gary political -friend, informed him of- the" barrier in the way. The only way out wqfcld be for the to e protest, which they withdraw-" cannot do Jor some little time, even if they he, disposed to. do it. Mr. Mc- Carthy woaldVhave: to lead the party from the outside without being __ a candidate in any of the ridings, which hardly seems-practical. So "the Conservatives have un- horsed without getting a leader to take his places McCarthy Hasn't Decided. -Ottawa, Feb. today what I upon ihe had to say to the'proffered lead- uuv -o -i-L 1 JSlT ITieUcXli LV> gjtgnip 01 ine bonds for roads urgently-neeaed, explanations .he deemed i M g McCarthy said it was impossi- control of rates and in fetation of the charge ble as ygt to arrive-at any decision. chase. _ j% .1 n of v-acciliatioc The Conservative-party on the Rack. pie on ihc liquor question, per cent." of the total vote cast is lor prohibition, that the Conservative Government will ,enact Jaws as shing He "wab awaiting the arriTjal of a com; municatiou from the f _ Association. He copy the platform. will carry out the 'wishes of We peo-' Mr. Hiebert-Can any pie One resolution- favors the prin- pleases cross-examine me ciple of initiative, referendum ,and iieivouoiy the' offerfding newspaper, peived a, telegram on the subject, and of rose and advanced ;to! says the offer which -has _come to him is a complete surprise. Never, one his decision in the matter term Legislature. Policy- o' Mr. the right. Is there iof mineJhere? will be announced during-the present 1 my constituency Ottawa fiiends of Mr. McCarthy any constituentL say he is in cvei. I the honor tendered him, 'no man in Alberta would be For the second time" her re- moval from the city to where has been under the strict of the Salvation Army Home, Dora Mil- stine has escaped. This time, al- thouf h a keen search has been rnaae all 'cltortii are fruitless torlocate her Ji is thought, how- ahe may gone to Wto- iilipeg, althongh a ItMer firFT TObother aikinf sent home, has ed to Chief GiUecpifc. This firl, wUl WM connected wfth ihe -kicker, but I don't clfcre tni-ler the cir- curnstwnces." down there I heard a remark frotn somewhere" In the building that sounded 'like. "If I had known what this was like, I'll bo d if I woul'i.hftVA come unless brought by n police otncer. JThe plumbing seems to be faulty and troubte. There are numerous hospital accessories needed- Dr. Crnjrs: aaid: "One of mv told me be could, look up through a crack in the ceilfmr and see the sunlight." A short tune ago a man was con- fined there with some kind of fever who