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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Dafly Herald U II. LITHBRIDOI. ALBERTA, TUEiOAY, FEBRUARY If, MUMMR INALD McNAB HOLDS THE HONOR IN ALBERTA rirst Private Member To Introduce a Public Bill-Wants Bi-Weekly Wage Measure Passed Edmonton, Feb. Thursday or today will see the railway policy of Kutherford announced in the Legislature. D'Arcy Tate, G. T. Solicitor, reached the city today roni the Coast, and states that he kvillon Wednesday conclude uegotia- ,t.ious with the Government as to Iwhat G.T.P. branch lines will receive fGovernment aid. He will remain Ihera tall Friday to meet the railway jcomnussiouers. T j Donald McNab, Lethbridge, Labor Imember, exercised his right as a [private member to introduce a pub- [lie bill when he. brought down a mea- f sure providing that employers must Spay wages The bill is called the Bi-weekly Wages bill, and Sis the first legislation this session for the direct benefit of the laboring classes. -The bill is directed princi- pally against mine operators in. the be constructed for the bene- dt of a coal mine, and that clause, in not specifying the railway com- pany, sought to make it possible for iary. The clause was allowed to stand an incorporated company to transfer Acapulco lias been interrupted last che road to a coal company if neces- night and today owing to the fact that telegraph office, adjoining' the was burned, and all. wires put out of commission. The Flores Theatre was a wooden struc- ture, and last night over people crowded into it to witness a special performance given in honor of Gov- ernor Damian Flores, of the State of Guerro, who was visiting the city at the time. One of the numbers on the program; consisted of a series of moving pic- tures. While the operator was ex. hi biting these a film caught fire and until Mr. Boyle, Sturgeon, who is handling the bill, should be present. The name of the company was chang- id to read "Strathcona Central Ky. Bills to incorporate the Cardstou Club, the Southern Alberta Ey. Co., and to establish Dr. Steele's stand, ing as a physician in the province, were reported from Committee -of the Whole. The committee which is to ihfc boundaries of the new constitu- encies under the Redistribution bfll will hold its first meeting in the Le- gislative chamber at 8 o'clock to- .oiqrro.w. -The' first .railway bill to pass the House 'is the bill incorporating the Pincher Creek and Southern By. who are projecting a line south from Pincher Creek to the international boundary. V An Act respecting appeals .from assessments in towns s-d cities also passed, bringing the total completed bills for the session up to eight. FORMER PINCHER CREEK MAN Toronto, Feb. Pincher formerly a clerk, was sentenced months ior forgery. AUSTIN CASE AT CARDSTON. AROUND THE WORLD. nfi Feb. C. S. Hy- t man and J. G. Duffield left Laadon JSunday on a trip around the world, i They "go to'San Francisco, sail to Hong Kong; to Marseilles, to London, i.to New York, home, and will lr four months. -yueat market closed today ings there- It was stated that Frank 4uW- was charged.with keeping disorderly house, when the charge should have been disorderly conduct Mr.- Austin was a feel that the grant would be forthcomiriir. Hoy ever the Board could not make the appointment of a commissioner as that rested alniost entirely with thsj citv council. He suiygestcd that a man be appointed temporar'ly to fill the position. On motion of Messrs. Evan's and McKeown this appoint- .The secretary ment was placed in the hands of the of a luncheon and the stimulating D. H. Elton put up a strone plea that the meetings be carried'on ac- cording to parliamentary procedure. He thought fl lot of business could be done in forty minutes and-.thatr men had more of the spirit at noon. "Let us emulate the successes and avoid the of other; cities'' was his closing remark. H. Boyd advised holdinsr meet- ines in'the morninft'. This adyace was iriven after observinir the mannei 'in which the d iscussion was carried on. After more discussion: as to thenurn ber; of meetincrs. lencth, time and''at which, the members would the members would have luncheon, the the following report to the Board: To the Members of the Lethbridee Board Trade: Last -ear in nay Presidential ad- dress I referrjed to the difficulty we bad experienced in getting a quorum at the monthlv meetings of the Board and .surest ng that it might :be ad- visable to adopt the system in VOKUC in some other cities, of increasing the number of the executive council, rec- ognizing the fact that' they had to transact most of the business of the Board, and reducine the general meet-, incs from monthly to quarterly ones. This plan was adopted and despite the criticism it has received in some Quarters, it has, 1 proved to be. success. So far. as meetings of the full Board are concerned, we have had no twtter success this year than m Although members were not expected to attend as often as they were expected to do before, we could-not get a quorum ior our quarterly meetings, which has been a great disappointment' to- the Executive. Nevertheless, the increase in the number of :the Executive Coun- cil has certainly strengthened that body and -enabled it to do better work. But the work of the board has not entirely confined to the Ex- ecutive. Under the system now in if the latter only do1 their duty the work is distributed over a large number of members as we have a num ber of- committees or sections to whom are distributed the different matters that come before the -Board, the chairman of these committees be- ing a member of the Executive; but the- balance of the committee being mostly composed, of not members of the council. -In oroper working out of this plan, the work is well distributed and the: in- terest of a large number of people en- listed. While some of these commit- tees nave worked-well during the Past ,vearT, others that.ihave not but the. re- REUEVES MR FOWLER OF SOME OF HIS DUTIES City Council To Advertise For a Jack Of All Trades-Police Not To Tack Up Placards The Council met in the Board, of I prosecution of W. Pulley, aaid, Trade offices last night, and there were present Acting Mayor Bowman, Secretary-Treasurer Eobinson, City Engineer Arnold, and Aldermen Hatch, Hutton and King. The min- utes of the last meeting were read and adopted, and sundry communications were then brought-before the Council. H. L. Patmore, of Brandon, wrote to the Council, saying that he had tree seedlings and grass seed for sale. Next was an application-from J. J. Jackson, who desired the position as caretaker of the new fire hall when the building is completed. Per A. .E. Ives the General Acci- dent policy for the fire brigade, insurance asked for their annual fee of This was voted to be paid, while the others were filed, A.letter received from the market, master, F. G. Waddington, was placed on the table until the return of Mayor Henderson. The Canadian Municipalities fee of was ordered to be paid. Aid. King then moved that the1 Council resolve itself into a commit- tee to discuss questions to be raised concerning a request from Captain Adams, of the Salvation Army, and an agreement between the city, and Messrs. McAdoo. The request of Captain Adams was to -the effect that the Council grant him the .sum of to be used in providing the Sal- vation Army Band with better equip- ment. Ca'lling upon the captain the .Council listened to a lengthy ad- dress, in which the work of the Army was placed before the interests of the city, and Capt. Adams- said that- even this trifling outlay which h e requested would really be an asset to the .city, as the Army band was the most permanent- band the city could have, and unlike any other the .instruments "pur- chased remained the-entire, property- of the local .corps, .and could nevei be taken away, v Kind Words for Army- Mr. Hatch was strongly' in favor, and was warmly supported by Aid. King, but Aid. Bowman and Hutton whilst full appreciating the splendid work of the -Salvation -Army, were afraid of a precedent, for they said if we give to one'we shall naturally be expected. to give; to all. Chief Gillespie said that the Salva- tion- all through his experi- ence, had been his best friends; that when he, did not .know what to do with' prisoners he felt in sending, them to the. care-of the Salvation Army people, as in the recent case where a young girl was taken entire charge of by them. Mr. Adams said, upon being asked by the "Council, that he. was quiterwill- ing to await the: Mayor's return, and only, asked that it-he. "consider his request for a grant in a just- manner. An acreement between the city and Messrs. McAdoo for the delivery of-water was then read, and the fol- lowing motion was put: by Hatch seconded rby Aid. D. King: the1 SSpceement with the .city and Mc- Adoo-re water delivery is liereby ap- THis agreement, for the .-.t had "been disniisised 'r.on "account of some legal technicality, the bj-lawi conflicting -with -the charter. The Chief of Polici? -asked that something definite be dojie.. C. B. Bowman produced the char. ter, and reading the. clause referring to the by-law pointed out what was needed, and so the following wae framed: "That the secretary-treasur- er get a book of by Jaws now in printed and attach thereto the civic seal which the Council shall hereafter consider enough, for the administering of the city's laws by the city This, was mov- ed by Aid. Hatch and seconded by Aid. -'King.. The much discussed -question of the police officers having, to tack up signs on doors and disinfect resi- dences, was disposed of as pending the sanction of the Councfl the Health Officer had appointed the present caretaker, of the Isolation Hospital to take charge of this. Mr. Dawson made application to the Council, mentioning a sum that to him would be satisfactory, and Aid. Hatch at once put this "That report of Health Officer be adopted re appointment of Daw- son to fumigate rooms places wherein infectious diseases had been for a consideration stated in the re- port." This was unanimously car- ried: The Isolation Hospital. The report from 'Dr. Campbell re- garding tiie frigidity of the Isolation lospital, and also a strong -letter rom J. B.-Kelsey, local: editor of the Labor Bulletin, then claimed the; attention of Council. Dr. .Campbell's report said he had sent a man over to see the furnace, who reported that furnace seemed all right, but that .it required con- stant attention, which, considering Jie number of patients now in the lospital, it was a physical impowi- >ility to give it. Mr. Kelsey told- of he grave need of attending to this matter at once, and the voice of the Council was with him; hi fact, all were sorry indeed that such a. state ;and time been so ,suljts -.on we have- more experience m.'the: working of- this- system, better _will be print- is rit: rial passed, through legal processes, The. City By-laws. 'The matter the validity of the city by-laws was then brought before the Council, as it was report- ed by Fire .Chief FoydlKthat in .the J Of the unfinished work of last year's Executive, which they. are leaving as a lejfacy. to .their successors, probablv the most important matter is that :Becurintr o brldce across the Belly Hi- ver at some point north of the city. is a question: that should-4n my opinion be vigorously followed up and I reffret that unforseen THEM NORTH Ottawa, Feb'. annual re- port of the Minister of the Interior _ was presented to the House today bv cuinstances the late executive has not! Oliver. For the twelve months .......ending March 31st im- migrants entered-the country, an in- crease of over the previous year. TEe land taken up was new executive. The. newl> elected ice 'Tres- idont was called to the chair and the question of the size of the executive was thoroughly dis- cussed. tetirir- president stated that he had boen in touch with: the motion, of which E. A.. Cun was the mover; carried. That the council of the Board of Trade hold meetings as has been the custom in the past year, that the Board hold quarterly meetings as for- merly and that monthly meetings .of the Board be held on the first Wed- nesday :of each month at oner o'clock, details as to the luncheon to be ar- ranged by the executive. been able to brine it further forward than they have done. I have been asked, to allow my name to eo into nomination for still an- other term as president, "but to this I cannot consent. While I am prepared tp serve on the Board of Trade .in any other capacity and to work as 340 acres. The report states that at the present rate of settlement it will soon be necessarv' to direct set- tlers to the northeni parts of Saskat- faithfully for its interests as U I were j chewan and Alberta. president. I believe it is not a eood for any institution to keep the same oncers in office, year in and! year out, and while after few years have lapsed I should be pleased- to .another turn wat filling the posi- tion, I consider it in the best inter- ests of the Board that I should stand for the present. I might add one word of warning. Last year, as in many previous WINNIPEG MARKETS. Feb. markets outside of Chicago dragged today, and a shake out' seemed in order. Winnipeg options showed more weak- ness than any of the others, main, ly due- to a lessening of export de- mand. February dropped Xc, but and also July the deputy attorney general him for his permission srranted to the Board to have liquors at the banquet The hearty appreciation of the Board was tendered the retiring pres- ident for his services in the past., the members also sanjc. "He's n Jolly Good Fellow." At the close of the meeting the cx- we had a larire turn out of .members at our annual meeting for the election of- irning. May was off and also July. vears Cash wheat, which continued ambers'; showed less "decline. was asked to write! of officers, but -when once Board sinco 1889 and was a lielievor in frequent meeting, but experience j ecutive appointed J. W. McNicol had proven that members would not j secretary pro. tern, turn out to monthly moetinffs. Forj Amonjr those present were: F. G. months no meetings could be secured. Wacldington, A. Barnsloy, F. W. The present system the same as ncr. A. H. McKeown, W. K, Dobbin in Calgary and Winni- A. Fclierer. W. Ingram, Mr, Kcrr. that in _ peg. Mr. Conybeare went on to Mr. Harmon, C, R. Carlson, H. Mac- plain that with the committees T. E. I'atteson T, M. Evans, were appointed last, year thirty-five E. N. Higinbotham. R. F. Reeve. E. men were supposed to be actively at j U. Rykinds, J. W. McXicol. H. J. I eleven months, ending ficers were elected .most of the mem- bers acted as if there was no: niprc for, them to do, and seemed to lose all interest in the affairs of thc.Board of Trade. If they really-have the! prosperity of the Board at heart, this! is a crreat mistake. The members of tho executive eive up a xtreat deal of their time to the service of this Board freqtientlv at trreat inconvenience to themselves, and if only as a slight recognition of the work they are do- insr. ineniher should make an ef- fort to attend nt the quarterly meet- Financial Statemtnt. Statement of receipts and expendi- tures Boanl of Trade iorj 3tst..' work and were expected to report toj E. Mason. W-. A. Bienner the executive. He thought this, a] Hasset. John Taylor. D, H. Elton. C. G. K, NOURtC, th splendid system but) that it would be a good idea supplement this with monthly meetings. During the last yenr whcp quarterly meeting! were call ed only one meeting was held, riiow- W the difflculty of havinjr