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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, februarV 28, im THE ' LETHBRmCfc daily herald DUES RULES x FOR QUARANTINE ' (Prom Our Own Correspond .-nt) Plncher Creek. Feb. 27.-Matters, f. various '."degrees' > o^ Importance. Were, discussed at the council on Monday night, thje. meeting was not Quite as' interesting . as usual, / the councillors evidently; slacking up after the strenuous times put in in connexion with the putting through of: three new bylaws, and one' of them a iew louRthy'- affair at that. The .accounts passed were nuraer-..pv- nnd totalled about $420. ; Dr. J. 3. (Jillespie, the health officer, "frtLH present,; and also a couple'of business men, T; ,Vf.. Scott .and Ed. Ambrose,' , Messrs. Scott and Ambrose wej-e present to/protest against the quarantine for measles, stating that it was working an unnecessary hardship pn those who werevshut in, and also,-voicing the opinion that a  strict quarantine for measles was not needed. The health officer explained that under the health act the board bad power to put on strict quarantine if it was thought necessary for the public good, and that the council had no say in , the matter. He' also took the gentlemen to task for kicking, and explained a few things to them in regard to a suggestion that the town be thrown open to the ravages of measles as' it was not a dangerous disease.. When he got through Mr. Ambrose arose and requested that he be allowed to withdraw his previous remarks, and expressed himself. as. willing to abide by what' the health officer deemed proper. ' The c6mmltt.ee1 looking into the question .of., endorsing a resolution writ the council.by the town of Castor regarding the' petitioning of the government to allow the old form of taxation, reported against adopting thf. resolution as it. read, and the malter was laid aside. a very successful winter. 'It is "a-little less than a year since they organized and during that time 'they have done considerable 'Red' Gross, work- besides furnishing the Methodist parsonage. A. Hunt, J-. Tennant ahd H. Dickout have been visiting friends in Cowley. BOW.tSl.ANt) (From 'tire -Review) , The reve'bue'derived from Bow Island's gas system for-the month of ^January amounted to $1252. At this 'rate, given'a'fairIncrease in the number of residents, within a few years the tax rate here will be a pretty low one: "" Among the several additions and . extension^" to' buildings'' now being 1 made in. Bow is.land must be included that of the Bow.!Island Mercantile Co., j who have made a considerable improvement-to the interior of their � store. N - � - * A regular meetlng-pf the town council was held In the council chamber on Thursday evening last/  Following , a letter from the fire underwriters, I who stated' that" the fire protection of Bow Island was not sufficient to warrant a reduction In the rate of insur- � ance, the councillors discussed other methods of protecting -the. town from I fire, one of them being'the installation of large cisterns at different points, and' the ' fire committee was asked to get an approximate cost of these. The question of holding a tax sale, which lies' been in- abeyance' for some 1 time, was again introduced. .The ,dis-I cussion which 'followed' showed some i divergence of opinion among the , councillors.  It was-felt; however, that nothing could - be-gained by withholding the tax sale, and it was therefore idepidod to' hold- it-on- Friday, March 23rd, the auction sale to be held at the.council chamber/ MILK RIVER (From Our Own Corrosoondent) . Milk River, Feb. 26.-C. C. Slover, who has been in Minnesota' oh' business, has returned to Sunny Alberta. There is a movement on foot among the business men of Milk River to secure a i/ualiflcd doctor for this district. The services of a physician are certainly a necessity in so large a territory as that adjacent to Milk River and pledges are being taken to guarantee the doctor's salary. Wm. Kinder has purchased a farm of 690 acres four miles east of Coutts, Alta., on the international boundary. This farm was formerly owned by W. H. Turner and Son. The deal wasj made through Qulnn and Madden of Milk River. There will be Sunday school at the! Milk River school house at 11 a.m., March 11. Everybody welcome. George Barrows, who has been taking treatment in Gait Hospital, Leth-brldg'', returned to Milk River last week. Mrs. Wm. Kinder and children, will return to Indiana this week tb spend some time visiting relatives and friends near Mrs. Kinder's former home. There will be a minstrel show given at the Sleepy Hollow school house Friday night at 7.30. All are cordially invited to attend, ladies requested to bring lunch. A collection will be taken for the patriotic fund. :NT IS LIKELY TO BE FIXED AT $11,800,000 Lethbridge's preliminary assessment for 1917 stands at approximately $11,896,000 as against $12,200,000 final figures for 11)16. These figures were given to'the Herald, as approximate only, by City Assessor Meech this morning; The decrease is due to the decrease in the superassess-ment'.from 25 per cent, to 12% per cent. All the assessment notices for the year have been mailed and are now in the hands of the ratepayers. The court of revision has been fixed for Wednesday morning. March 21st. It is hardly expected that there will be very many appeals from the assessment this year, as with few exceptions, the assessment is the same as in 1916. TRAVERS The Bulldogs Are Coming! YOU CAN DO BETTER- HENNESEYaWiLSON DRY r.OOOS. Mt N*3 WfAR. HOOTS (W bHQES NDRTH LFTHBRIDCE.. CAHS TO THE HOOR COURT STAR, A.O.F. ' , Are Holding an ) invitatio n DANCEv Thursday March 1st , IN THE K. P. HALL A street car will be at the hall after the dance. Admission: Gentlimen $1.00 Extra Lady 25c WQRK HORSES and MULES mfor saleT ' Tnree. cars 1 of the best work horses and mares that have beep 'offered for sa'e in Leth bridge this season. Also 8 good mules. Do not forget the Bull Salo on trie' 14th rgttNls barn. . Boiwiell & Lucky (From bur Own Correspondent) Cardston, Feb. 27.-The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian church met Wednesday last at Mrs. (Dr.) Lynn's, when a large number of the members were present to resume the Red Cross sewing. At the close,:the president, Mrs. Stevinson brought up some necessary business. It was decided to hold a social and' concert Friday evening, March 23, Miss Pickup to have charge of the program. An invitation for a special afternoon of sewing was received and accepted from Mrs. Sum-merton for Wednesday, March 7. Mrs. Stevinson was appointed delegate to the Presbyterial at Lethbrldge, Feb. 27, and arrangements were made for the immediate janitor work at the church. '';". A most enjoyable "stag party" was given Tuesday evening last at the Anglican Mission House, Rev, Mr. Mac-Michael and Rev. Mr. Hardy being the hOBts. Whist was enjoyed by most of the guests until eleven o'clock, when a naook trial ,was put on by some of the gentlemen. This was a sidesplitting case. Miss Linda Lancaster (Mr. Banner, properly costumed) suing Mr. John Maolntyre (Mr. H. Macintosh) for breach of promise. The prosecution was conducted by H. W. Stevinson, his chief witness being Mr. Lamont (Mr. C. W. Pickup), who alleged that he kept the boarding house at which Miss Lancaster lived, and had overheard the proposal. Letters' were read' from different persons testifying that the accused had iold them of his engagement to Miss Lancaster, ''the dearest girl in the world," also a certificate signed by a local J. P. testifying to the sanity of the accused 'on the day of the proposal. A letter was also, read from the defendant to the plaintiff, breaking off the engagements here the plaintiff applied smelling'.salts to her dainty nose and fell fainting on the floor. The lawyer for the defence ' (Sergeant Searle) then took up the cudgels for his client and endeavored to prove that be was Insane. Witness testified to this by the facts" that he sat up arguing in the council until-three o'clock in the morning;, he had also been known to take a bath iri:the dead of winter, etc. After all the evidence was In the Jury was appointed, but a number were thrown out for various reasons; Mr. MacDonald for having three wives In Cardston; Messrs. MacMlchael and Hardy because i: they were Anglican clergyman ap.d had no Judgment; Mr. Emeno, for belonging to the Bank of Montreal; 'Doctor':Lynn- for not having a certificate of-sanity, and Mr. Covers for being drunk and disorderly on the Church of England grounds. The Judge, Mr. �>.,' N. Barker, summed , up the case in judicial style, and the ! verdict was" brought t in , "Defendant; i guilty." He was sentenced to hand j over his. Ford car. to the plaintiff and the Jolly evening Was over; RECEIVE^COMMIsaiONS .. London, Fob'. .27.-The following Canadians .are,' receiving commissions with the impefiartforeesi/'Oprp. W. T, Parker, Pte. f iWiirnKv.'*' (From Our Owii Corresponaent) Travers, Feb. 24.-Mr. and Mrs. H. Hunter returned on Friday's train from their winter's stay in Iowa, and were mnrh pleased to get home. A Mr. McLeod has been sent here to run the station. It Is hoped a new building will be erected this summer. The dance at Travers on Tuesday was postponed for a week on account of the cold and stormy weather. Mr. and Mrs. Galliger were Granum visitors the fore part of the week. Mr. Bray, the hardware man, has moved his family here from Glelchen. They are Hying back of the store. Mrs. Jay Rickett was expected home last evening from her winter's cuting in Minnesota. Grain is still on the move in Travers. Elevators are quite busy. One carload of oats was shipped to Lomond this week for seed, as nothing inferior grows around' Travers. The Sweet Valley school is undergoing a thorough cleaning- since Thursday. Mr. Fangerwick is doing the -work; Miss Hamm Is spending the few days'* vacation With her brothers neaf Wheat-' Centre. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Jones returned Tuesday from'the States and report a good time. They, started out of Travers tor home jfith Mr.Baughman and the gasoline froae up in the Ford, so they walked the rest of the way home. Several.cars are being hauled around this week owing to being frozen up. While in Lomond last week it was soon learned they are to have a large hotel and an electric line'from Travers to Lomond. They are also planning on putting in an electric light plant. Besides this there are to be several new. dwellings this summer. We are certainly glad to see our sister towns grow. PLAN Y IS IN EFFECT London, Feb.,,28.-The order-ln-coun-, ell establishing the new' pension plan for the British army, was issued today. Under it, /privates totally disabled will receive a minimum of 27 shillings, sixpence weekly. If thils sum is insufficient to enable the soldier to live approximately up to his before-the-war ...standard, he will be given an alternative pension based on his earnings previous to the war. J No single pension, however, shall be in excess of 76 shillings weekly. The ' allowance for children Is five shill-I ings for the first child and a sum I slightly less for each subsequent child. 4U.S. Navy Urgently Asking Recruits Washington, D. C, Feb. 28.-fFour United ' States consuls are being detained in Germany while the Berlin government Waits official advices that all German coni'uls In this country, . ordered to Central and South America ! have been permitted tci.proceed. The German government's action is based on circumstances [ 'which, through no concern of the Ignited .States, detained Consul Mueller. at I^avana, Cuba, while he was on his way from Atlanta to Quito. '"";; '*� SPEECH ON I). S. Berlin, Feb. 28, (By wireless). - Chancellor von Bethmann Hollweg's speech to the Reichstag in which he discussed the relations between Ger- The British navy is urgently to need of recruits. This is the critical year of the whole war and it is imperative that the British blockade should be maintained at full strength and every effort should be made to protect merchant ships against raiders and submarines. Two hundred men are still required for the Pacific coast and 300 forever-seas from Alberta, ages 18 to 42. The navy is considered the empire's finest service. All, Joining can leave the same day they enrol if they wish. Full particulars for either service can be obtained from Fred W. Downer, Victoria Mansions, Honorary Secretary Lethbrldge District R.N.G.V.R. CAWTHORPE TO RUN Saskatoon, Feb. 27.-C, H. Caw-; thorpe, who was recently unseated by the legislature, today declared that he would contest Biggar seat as an independent' Liberal.    I4> ! ! i*  * '.'.....' 1163 Stables.......... 1064 The Bulldogs Are ComlngI STORAGE FURNITURE AND PIANO MOVING A SPECIALTY, COAL AND DRAYING McLean Transfer ' Office: Balmoral Block Phone 1fff7 Residence: 524 Seventh St. 8. Baf"uv"f.;?:::Phone 1089.; DRAYING OF ALL KINDS COAL C O.D. PHONE 13 4 5 Turner $ WitcheH Office at Kennedy's 410 13th St. WILL ATTACH TO ANY ORD CAR On Saturday our demonstrator pulled over 300 bushels of grain in Three W.igons. We are now closing agency contracts. If you want a good thing write or phone at once. to St.sia LY CO. 13th St. S. and 2nd Ave. S. Exclusive Agents for Southern Alberta y Hi! LETHBRID' 91 70 88 71 06923621 ;