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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 1, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta BUILDINGS ONSQUARE Amendment 1o City Charter Will be Sought w. c. iveTappears or sals if the proposal were to place buildings thereon. The Mayo* advised that, a committee be appointed to go into the waiter thoroughly with the company, as the people of the city were adverse to doing anything while the company held the plot in the centre. Aid. Oliver expressed his opposition to vising the square for building purposes and particularly to the use of any part of it for business purposes. Large cities had .seen their mistake in this matter and Loth-bridge should learn from the experience of others and preserve the square for park use only. Aid. Cunningham reminded the Support of Placing a PnWic Building c:>uncil that several years ago Mr. BUILDINGS ON THE ayor Calbraitb Interviews -the Genera! Manager of the A. R. & L Tiiere in the matter. (From Friday's Daily.) At the city council "last night \Y. C. Ives spokeregarding the use of the public square. He asked the city council if it would not be advisable to instruct the city solicitor to include in the amendments to I lie city charter one giving the council power to take advantage of any offers for sites for public buildings. He came, he said, of his own volition and merely to suggest that immediate action be taken that the power might Ifc secured during the present session of the legislature. The Mayor said that the matter had own taken up along the lines of Sir. Ives' suggestion. Mr. Conybeare asked to have the power given him I tm"k,"-v sllPlH in �''^'r""0,> 11,1(1 " to include this amendment, with the � ,ll,nce in tlle may hi praisrvod as a breathing plj;co for tho city. #    o o , * ! 0> ! * I ?! ' THE NEW COAL TOWN Situated midway between Medicine Hat and Lethbridge on Crows Nest Pass Line, C.P.R. i > I NEWS OF RAYMOND   (Special to The Herald.) Raymond, Dee. 20.-Christmas Day was spent quietly in Huymoml. a A COAL MINE the court house site, Mayor Galbraith said that Mr. Simmons had been looking for sites for the government and had spoken to him about them. He had asked the secretary to write Hon. Mr. Gushing, the minister of public works, asking him if he would consider the proposition of purchasing a portion of the square, but no reply had- yot been received. Mr. Simmon.s had suggested to the city solicitor that it would be well to ask for the" power to dispose of the prop-i around telephone polos and hitching-crty for this purpose. The solicitor posts dragging n bu.trgy after it for did not consider itv necessary, but eeveral blocks before being caught in thought it better to do so in order front of the drug store. Fortunately that no trouble might arise and pos- no damage was done, sible litigation avoided. - The matter involved the satisfaction of the A.-It. & I. Co.'3 claim to the enclosure in the centre of the sqdare. He. had interviewed the general manager, but the office here did was arranged for but .fur sum..' reason fell through, although the weather wu.s ) perfect for any kind u:' out-of-door J sports. A number of dinner parties' are reported. ' Great preparations have been made j for the Kermiss which o|X'iis today 1 awl a good time is assured to nil ! who attend. The drawing for queen ! roport to the c ty council last night: takes place at a Crund Rail tonight, j To the Mayor and Council of tho Al horse belonging to A. F. .MeDtif- 1 fen made things lively about town for j a few minutes this morning. It ran | Also a Chic Lighting Plant Suggested by Aid. Oliver - Cheaper Water (From Friday's Daily.) Aid Oliver presented the following CHINAMEN COMMIT! For Ik now Famous Assault Upon' Harry Smith Corporation of Lethbridgo: Gentlemen,-As chairman of tho waterworks .committee since installation ami as I am leaving the council at the end of 1907, I herewith submit the following report:- The waterworks and sewerage system has been in operation just three not know the purpose of the company in holding the land, but would refer it to the head office if a definite proposal were made to the company by the city. Mr. Naismith had said that ff the mutter were referred to him ho would report adversely to the grant on Friday night. Two miles from town. A Cood Half-Section for $9.50 Easy Terms W. R. DOBBIN Dealer in Farm Lauds and Le'tlibridge Properties. Southard Block, Lefchbridge. Alta. .x..h.*.:..:..:..:..:~:..>.:^^ ? ? Y Y y V V DON'T BUY The Material for your shed, or house uutill youj have Ship-lap Finest material on the market at closest "price" yet Carload each of fresh Lime, Wood Fibre Plaster and Cement in stock. Rogers-Cunningham Lumber Co., Ltd. LetWilge, rater, Stirling, liffflud, Magntb, Coleridge Merchants report that this season has boon the best in the history of the town for the sale of holiday goods. When Mr. Keillor was dressing his ; whu.h , think shous f|Uo credit to Christmas turkey he came across se-iAlr Wjl|js Cnjpnuuii v K,_ of Toron-veral pieces of bright yellow metal in | to who ck,siRr.0d amI ir,,ta,Uetl the the Kiacard. Visions of gold being-, syslL,m_ antl considering the lift or dissipated however, as the acid hot-j heJU, l(J pump aKainst| numeiy somo tie showed them to be copper only. | threu humlrM, nml r,Ry feet (som0. Several of our local Masons expect tiling- almost unknown in Canadian to take in the banquet in Lethbridgo : vfiterworks systems; it is a very ere dituble record and one to be acknowledged by the city to Mr. Chipman. Sir. Chipman, in designing this system, had to cut the garment according to his cloth, namely to a certain expenditure which he guaranteed would not exceed five pur cent, over his estimate. The Council at tha,t time knew that the town could only raise a certain amount of money for waterworks and instructed Mr. Chip-man to govern himself accordingly. While doing this the council were con versant with the fact that Lethbridgo was a western town rapidly growing and that in a few years the system would be inadequate and I am agreeably surprised that these predictions, after only three years, have been almost realized. Mr. Chipman claimed, with the money available, tho system would supply a population of ten thousand peo pie but with the demand for water by the coal mines and railroads and other industrial enterprises it looks as if we would be up to the limit with a population of five thousand. ; And let, me say here that while the waterworks is pumping a great deal j of water and supplying it at a low rale to tht�e industries I think it only be a short time until -.he rate can be reduced to the sms^ll consumer. The waterworks financial report shows a balance on the right side. Notwithstanding nothing is charged to the city for fire protection which is a large item, and which should be credited to the waterworks during the three years it has been in operation. 1 would say a fair charge to the city for fire protection would Ik; two thousand dollars per year. As the Engineer drew your attention to the expiration of #10 povj?i-contract in December, 1909, I would recommend in the event of gas not being obtained thut tho city make provision to have an electric plant of their own installed on the Itiver Bottom at the Pump House early in 10OV) to enable the city to operate the pumps and also for street lighting. I would also recommend the city to enter into negotiations with Mr. Ashcrol't for the purchase of his coal mine across the river, thereby acquiring cheap fuel for wateworks unit lighting for years to come. 'This, of course will be unnecessary if gu�s in large quantities is obtained and "which we hope will be at an early date. In conclusion, gentlemen, and on retirement from your body, I wish to thank .yourseh, Mr. Mayor, and Members of the Council, also the Secretary Treasurer, lOngineer and Employees of the city for the courtesy and iinrmony which 1ms attended our deliberations In trying to work for and build up our city." (From Friday's Daily.) The primary cause of the Christmas Day riot was aired in the court this morning when Jim Lee and John Lee were up before Magistrate Humphries charged with committing assault and doing bodily harm to liarry Smith. Although some people were positive Harry Smith was dead as a result of the blow received at the hand of the Celestial, yet he was on hand, very much alive. John lee was charged with assault with intent. Harry Smith, the hero of ill 1 the trouble-, was the first witness called, lie knew the prisoner having first seen him on Christmas Eve at/the Columbia restaurant when he with six others went in and ordered sup- Phone 122 bant seen our years this December. During that I*'' telling the Chinaman to hurry, time there have been no break-downs One of the Chinamen tried to put in the machinery or pipe hues to ser- him out. Witness told him he could-iously delay pumping operations �"t Put him out. The other fellow came from behind the counter and hit him on the heed with d hammer, lie did not remember anything more until he we.s at. the police station, j To Mr. Harris, witness denied kick ing Jim Ix'e but had scuffled with h im. j W. O. Hulton related the restaur-'� ant incident. The Chinaman tried to I put Smith out. Another struck him on the head, a second blow was re. eeived by a stranger. Witness took Smith outside and saw the wound on his head. He saw a policeman on the street and went back into the res taurant to inquire about the trouble*. The Chinaman admitted hitting Smith with a hammer. Albert 1). Whitney was with Smith at the Cdaidale and the Columbia restaurant. He too related the incident inside which vi is substantially the same as the others. Counsel for the defense tried to break down his evidence with little avail. John McArtb>ir, who works for Smith, was with him from nine o'- GREAT INDUCEMENTS For all kinds of business openings. LOTS SOLD A'SNAP FOR SHORT TIME / For Further Particulars, apply to I I > s ' - I WELL BORING. More Rapid Progress from ndw on in the Search for Gas. JAPS FOR ALBERTA. Will be Located in. Irrigated District and Engage in Sugar Beets. (From Friday's Daily.) �Vt the city council meeting last clock in the evening until they went n+ght. Mayor Galbraith gave out the home. They were at the Columbia informatioa that well-boring opera-Jiestausajit together. In the scuffle tions were well under way again. The Smith got away when the other borers had experienced considerable Chink rushed out and. struck him difliculty in getting the pi|#e down to with a hammer. the 1530 foot level previously reach- Sidney Connop, who also works for ed but yesterday they had done so Harry Smith, was with Smith after nine o'clock. His story of the fracas ! was tho same as that! of the previous ' witness in all important details. I Smith was standing between the more rapid progress from now on. j counter and stove when struck with j -+ the hammer. The Magistrate committed the ac- and last night had got down to 1540 feet or ten feet below the previous mark. The boring was progressing nicely and they expected to make cased for trial at the next sitting of SETTLEMENT AT TABER the Supreme Court. The preliminary 1 hearing of Jim I.ce's case is being heard this afternoon. At court this afternoon Jim Lee was committed. ^Public buildings on the square is a good idea. Business blocks on the square is not a good idea. Charms the Charmer For tho fnir we hate the fairest ornaments ever made in Gold and Silver jewelry-articles that will charm the fairest charmer. Presents for her that, will make her think tenderly of the giver long after the present has ' been bestowed. We have, in short, a great, and glittering variety^] of beautiful Rings and Watches, Chains, Charms, Bracelets, Hair and Throat Ornaments of pretty tThd exclusive /designs. Also Silver-Plated Tea and Coffee. Services, Knives, Forks Spoons, etc. W. J. Armstrong JEWELER ENGRAVER OPTICIAN.. * Agent for BELL PIANOS Finding of Arbitration Board Received at Ottawa (Western Associated Press) Ottawa, Dec. 2G.-Three boards of conciliation held in connection with tho Canada West Coke & Coal Co-,, Puggan Henbracks Co. and Domestic Coal Co. of Taber, have reported to the Department of Labor. Judge Stewart of Calgary was chairman of all three hoards and questions at issue in the same. Two hundred men were effected. The finding in each case represents the agreement between the company and men which have been accepted. The Canada Coke and Coal Co. concede to the recognition of the union and accept the "check-off system and the company deducts union dues from the men's wages. No change is made in hours. The company will pay by cheque and monthly. (Gleichen Call.) , Mr. Nagataney, a native of Japan, spent several days last week in the vicinity of Naniaka and Strathmore, looking for sugar beet land on which to locate a colony of Japanese and, like the wily Jap, 110 one knew anything of his intentions until he applied at the Canadian Pacific Irrigation Colonization Co. offices in Calgary for a tract of irrigable land. It is stated on the best authority-"that he informed the company that he had examined the land and was satisfied it was quite suitable for sugar beets and that he wanted 10,000 acres in a block to start with, but would require 50,000 altogether on which to locate a Japanese colony. SHERMAN TO RUN. Hie (Nanton News.) voters of Macltiod riding will hav ea choice of three candidates and three parties at the next election, for the. Socialists will certainly nominate a candidate and he will poll a considerable vote among the, miners. The candidate in all probability will be Frank H. Sherman, president of the district miner's union. NEW LICENSE INSPECTOR. (Special to the Herald ) Edmonton, Dec. -26.-George VThit-taker.of Pincher Creek, has been appointed license inspector for the Pincher Creek district, to succeed B. J. _DKATH XE.VU CLAHESHOL.M (Clnresholm Uevicw.) Tt is with sorrow that we chronicle'"the "death of one of our leading citizens, M'urtin Peterson, who lived about three and one half miles east of Clnresholin, After a brief illness, caused by congestion of the liver, Mr. I'nterson gave up his fight on earth and answered the, call of his maker, dyifffr last Fridny morning. The funeral services wore conducted from the Methodist, church, Monday by Rev. HiUeriKl. " CASTILIAN BOOTS" THE trend of fashion in women's shoes is best expressed by our new "Queen Quality" Castilian Boots. The foreparts and vamps are shorter; the shanks more arched-the heels higher. On the foot this gives the effect of a smaller size. Women everywhere admire these pretty styles. They are now "all the rage." The genuine are to be had only at this store. In Kid, $3.SO; Patents, $4.00: other "Queen Quality" styles $3.00. FRED GOW&CO. -_ -\ T ;