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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald ______' Volume IV. ,Lethbridge.-AIta.. Wednesday, January Number BEUEVED ANARCHISTS SET EIRE TO BUILDING Y.S. SHEPARD PAYING DEBTS ELECTRIC POWER f COMPANIES MERGE CRANBtOOK IS GOING AHEAD NEW JURY BUSY AT BELLElVUl CITY WILLING TO PAY ITS SHARE Of the Cost of a New Traffic Bridge Over the River SEWAGE DISPOSAL City Council Wants to Hear From Provincial Board of Health Reporting to ths City Council last CITY COUNCIL MAY MEET IN THE DAY TIME 1911 LOOKS GOOD FOR CRANBROOK Prospect of Many New Buildings-Big Assess- ment Increase Cranbrook, B. C., Jan. brook looks back to the year of our Lord 1910 with the realization of a year well> spent .and progress well earned. Cranbrook. looks' forward to the coming year with the glorious certainty of experiencing the most prosperous year of her, at-all times, promising existence. Never in the his- tory of Cranbroc-k have things looked so bright. Many, new -buildings have been contracted for, Governor Han- son, of Wasa, is to build a S25.00U j brick building on the corner of Nor- j hnrV and fhn rxnv Mtv holl i L VHICO UI Considerable Damage Done to Stores in Begin Block AN EXPLOSION bury and Baker, the new city hall, which will cost about will erected on Norbury Avenue, a 530.000 j building is contemplated on the of Armstrong and Baker, t a Sight on his work during the past Parks Superintendent J. H. Mit- chell referred to the Increased inter- est bolng taken by the citizens as a .whole in'boulevard work, and said he i building is on the. .coir- }estred to the coun- !nci" of Armstrong ahd'Baker, and., it lil his those citizens who is understood that one.of our leading by example, had- Bhown .how desirable intends tearing down his it was. to" have the boulevard's well fcspt. 'He expressed regret, however, Knocked the Firemen 'clock Droke out in the Begin, block, WAIT UNTIL THE MAYOR SHEPARD IS PAYING HIS DEOTS Former Real Estate Man is Heard From by Local Before Action is Taken Increasing the r's Salary The the salary of the' mayor was brought up at the council He said-he PAYS; 20 PER CENT had been asked-to bring m a. motion, or give notice, of a motion, raising] Mayor Adams': salary from per SECOND REAMMG GRESHAM IS FOREMAN OF present frame-premises-and to erect to air-the matter and obtain the opin ioa of the different aldermen. At pres- ent, he mayor was giv- ing worth of service for remun- eration He did not think there 'would" be anv opposition at all About mne o'clock last night fire; from any ratepayers, He-, thought Fifth! also that if they decided to make the street (-Round street) and totally de. j rease tKe should do it in Mayor annmr-, to He did so merely Recalls The Career Of This Young Man By-LawWiHWPublishbd Before it is Finally sed by Council The city council" last night gave the Early Closing Bylaw its "first.two readings and ordered it published.- in full in', the newspapers for two 'or three days in order that' the merch- ants, clerks and others interested in it it and if.they wish any further alterations .they can 'place them before before the by- Jaw is finally pas'srd by the council.1 The bylaw was submitted to "the m. council "by the., city "..'solicitor, who MeteoriC- wrote that he had .just received "it from W. C.Ives, lawyer for spire-of the merchants. noticeable alteration from the old bylaw is the exemption itf now proviaed that the bylaw, be pended on' the. three Idays imriicdiately preceding :y'car. To Investigate the Recent Bell evue NEW MEN From AlLOver trict Ori The (Special; to t Bellevue, 'Jan. .3.- escss icn' a handsome building'm its .stead-.-The Isti-oyed the stocks of P. E. Crosby, ....._ city assessor has just- completed his i ripaypr r A >t the: fact fact many would i assessment for'the year, which shows -'Q o. A. vooKsiej, iaalce -no effort to. break theniseiveg of a gain of. 'over over the vi wis' assessment. The. cause of the fire Is un- habjt.of.. wearing paths across the in places. ce- tte wectioa'; pf unsightly Speaking, of the watsiiasf prcblfin; Sie said he' thought; it had been solved by, the piping, for, by-, this meairn, one dozea the old The .remaindor of hli report dealt the matter" of -raising! .young .trees.- '_.- The report wai received referr- ed to the parks-.and boulevard com- offer Acoispttd offer of Mrs. R. Urch to sell :to tie" city for-f 4500.00, the fifty-foot SCHOOL TRUSTEES Adams' absence. "Aid. BoVm'an thought they should Icave the matter'to the niayor. Mayor To the Herald this morning Miss Coqksley said she came in to the store about twenty minutes to nine, and no- the place was very warrc, .went j to the but ev- j erything- all right. went m- jayilUAs i0 far room aftbg tne storef "jaSid was' reading, she heard I something, fall. as.vthough -boxes were" falling. She went to the door and saw. smoke and fire coming up through tne floor at the back of.the building. (As she rushed out to the! street to [call help, she grabbed a fur'coat to' "keep herself warm. This is all she Dispute Over Funds Spent on Christmas Tree Re- sults in Assault Case Michel, B. interest- saved from her stock and personal .strip of- land off" her property on Seventh avenue (London) needed -by'. the city for "the opening up of Fifth (Round) south, of. Soventa av- enue, very literal, and tne. council (JecJded to accept it Print; Copies Report Muilding Inspector Meech submitted >is, monthly and annual reports of .building figures contain- in which have already been pub- in the Herald. Seven hundred >nd fifty copies of the., annual report were ordered printed arid handed over to the Board of Trade for publicity purposes, the same as was done last year. Salvation Army Grunt Knsign. Laldlaw, of the Salvation Army, wrote asking that the council again remember that 'body when mak- ing up Its appropriations for the year. ing.casp was held today in the Michel, court-house. sWrn.." Weaver, a rancher of the Elk Valley, sued Guy: Hudles- tpa and Hiram ot the same district, ipr assault on the 21th of December.., The parties are the Elk Valley school council and seem to have been at loggerheads Car a long time. The fight over the funds subscribed lor the- Christ- mas tree, After a long hearing Hud- eifects. Many Lethbridge creditors will delighted to hear that Y. S.: Shep- .Some of the the ard, formerly in the "real estate busi--impression that toe- three ness, is rcaih- to debts m this Sqveralpeoplo to af least, "until the, Adams, he knew-had very strong feel whom-Shepard was iauebted have, .'erslhave had matter .and might pb- 6r two, received press opinions favor of. making 'the and ie office .orders for .'various amounts believed'.'.they ,were all opinion frojtn hfm. The amounts-are "in the worthy of-it.- proportion of twentv ncr cent! of'.'the Nil 11V t0 Sage sugges- -amount owed t-ion in the of a mo1 tion to--be next meeting. r ieston .was fined and costs and Rhodes' case was remanded for a Explosion of Gasoline The brigade was soon on the scene, but already the dense smoke made it get into .the basement, the fire was. Chief Kilkenny and his men made three brave at- tempts to get down the back stairway aud Tr-ere on the point of succeeding when an explosion'of gasoline took place, and the fumes nearly knocked them out. The chief this morning Is still suffering in his lungs from the effects. After, that it was impossible to get in and efforts were made to fight the flames from the front. Chief Was Injured While the chief was trying to get through the window at the front of the basement he got a severe cut on the talf of the leg from the broken Ke was taken to the fire hill and Dr. was summoned. He hastily BIG MEMBERSHIP AND BIG. DELEGATION UlaresliOlm, Jan. local 5- mile Union TJ. F. A., of Claresholm, eiec-t delegates to the annual con- vention which is to be held in Calgary tne third week of January. The 5-mils union, has 171 members, which en-i dressed the wound, and the chiof fu- 2IST STREET Ald. Frayne, at the council meeting last night, brought up the matter of another crossing over the C. P. R. tracks east oi Thirteenth street (West minster) and on his- motion the city engineer was instructed; to endeavor to a right of. way over the tracks at, Twenty-first street (Turner and-Emily CITY OFFICIALS RE-APPOINTED Dr. L. G. De Veber was last night re-appo ntecl City Health Officer for 1911, and A. Henderson, of Win- nipeg, city auditor at the same sal- ary as last year. proportion of twenty.percent, oyf-lie v it. be rememberedj, i came Calgary and started .up a real! business. His: .reputation had! preceded: him. He was regarded as a wizard ;.in the and was -connno'nly referred io throughout Western Canada as the "Boy Millionaire." His first move in. the Lethbridge real estate field .was the purchase, of the property now; known as the Alexander subdivision.! This he plottcu into lots and 'placed, j on the market. A. boom.'-in subdivi-j sipn property followed this raoVe of on hand when W. R.- case Shepard's and immediately every rear was disposed of in police court-this, estate, not done this and practically every H. H; Dewart, his counsel, other'citizen, went subdivision crazy, said that he .could .procure security. Shepard then tried to corner all the for the the-crown. refusal ot case. by'-''writtwi. tice Stuart of the rival: of --.the.': preiis, Hnlirk'-. Bank Manager is Showing Marked Signs of Ner- vous Strain T two'. I pertaming tio and '6f; taken" place, it -.was three-fitteea'5 at'-that -time -the; called to order: and upon the arduous.: task in property' the W-est Coke C6.' available.- subdivision property. A boom the-city bad never seen before tollowcd. .It did not last long, how- ever, for.that summer the 12.07 panic took place and'the banks shut down somewhat hard, particularly on per- but .left. the city 'of again appeared for the miners, bell was present for and 'S. B. oh hand taking-- the place" of gar, :Avho PUTS IT UP TO He intimated that an increase over {sties them to 17 delegates at the an-listed on going back to the scene of iue amount granted Inst year, in view of the Army's increased work and use- (Continued on Page 8.) nual convention, where many subjects the fire. of interest to the community a be discussed. t largo ANARCHISTS STARTED FIRE AND COMMITTED SUICIDE That is the other Theory of the London Police- Body Has Been Recovered- Great Excitement Jan. excitement over the hunting down of the anarchist nurglar gang continues at fever heat today. Great crowds awanned about tne dingy east-end street, which yes- terday was the scene of the battle, the of which has not been known in tne history of London's police depart- ment, The police, who have teen greatly overworked durlag the forty-eigM fiours, had hands full keeping tJie streets open to traffic, while the detective department puriued ita in- vestigation into the Runalan anar- chists' colony with unremitting energy During the night the police thor- oughly overhauled tho ruins of the teneiaonv Iiouse In Sithiey street, stand, tbo outlaws made their last and were shot or burned to death in tbe fight with police nnd soi- aiers. OfHcers discovered parts of another body, while little excent the It was nearly midnight before tlio fire was under control, and this morn- lag the block is a horrible looking muss. The building is not much! dam- aged, the floor being sunken, owing to the jofsts having burned through in the centre. The plaster on the walls is destroyed, and the windows broken. Cyril Begin, the owner, told the Herald this morning that he did not know wbat the damage would be, but feared it would be over a thou- sand dollars. Ho lias the block in- sured. Crosby's Loss -Mr. stock is a complete loss. He had a stock of about He haj it fully insured, having placed the bulk of it on about six months ago and the last. or about tnree months ago. J. R. Van Haarlem, the shoemaker. had nis snop at the rear of Cros SCHOOL BOARD sons known to he speculating heavily :Cd that in "view in real estate. Sbepard, who hart bought most of his subdivision pro- perty by depositing merely the first payment, and often, not even that, was pinched hard. He struggled on, however, and made strenuous efforts to tide himself over the bad period. He incorporated himself and -his busi- ness changed titles several times with in a very short period. He managed to erect the Shepard 131ock on Fifth street, the building now owned by Wil liarr. Roper Mull, of Caigary, and the ground floor of which is occupirrt by the Co., grocers and provision merchants. He endeavored to recu- perate himself by selling Le'hbrid.C' city property to the miners in Crow's Nest- Pass towns, but in his frequently overstepped (he boun- anything. He objected to; the amoun-, j the first sitticg. "Mr. and asked for a guarantee .that" no-Dominion Department more would be asked-if charges were laid.- This was refused. Mr. Dewart ask- of any Ashworth, of Fcmie, and of 3Iines sMtent .StubbB and of-the. fact that the or the U.M.W. of A. 0' Brien, M. LVA., i were also in. il tHieic Places- Crowded With'Spectators The hall was crowded to its other charge of making false returns to the government- was coming up -on Friday his client might be .remanded '.o that date without -electing .or pleading on the new charges. This it wifcfa jntcrestcd spectators, was granted. The lormer bank man- tookMn ever v word or ager :s showing the effects oi the try- R. w. Coulthart, manager ing through which he -has been Coal companVt sac at the going. Both- in and .out oi court, this, his Counsci and the morning, it was obvious, that he was under a severe nervous strain. o lhg press werc caier for. A of been summonsed from all parts oSthi district, who answered-, to and from this list ten P'Vmea- vrerc chosen bv number. Mr. Maclcie darics of truth with thr result he was arrested more than oncp. but tht> The. school board will he asked to appoint a truaia officer. maintain him out of its own funds, thus re- lieving the citv police of all truancy working. A motion to" that cficcl charges against him were s.ways was last nicht moved by Aid. Oliver dismissed. Finally he was obliged to IravR Lethbricigc and Southern Ai- berl.i. Spokane knew him thrn JB Tacoma knew him, Kalispel 'knew him. Meanwhile the people he had bought Lethbridge property from GREATER WINNIPEG'S POPULATION Winnipeg, Jan. di- advised that as L. "Directory for gives Greater WinnUi chant transacting business a population of I {Contjn-j.d on Page 8.) in the and carried by the city council. TO I IN THE DAY TIME head and neck was intact. by's store, suffered serious The au-jand unfortunately had no insurance. Unfortunate Oversight At the city council meeiing last night Aid. gave nouee that at- the tiexi meeting would submit a moiion amending the city regulations .so as to provide for xhc loss also meetings Of the city council being held' and thn people ho. had sold it to, wrangled and went to law over its ownership. P presently when he hard prcss- rd and just before he left the city, Sbepard declared that he would yctr if he was givfn the time and the op- portunity, repay-dollar for dollar cv- ory dollar he owed. The same state- ment was made by one of his asso- Campbell by name, who arrested hero last summer on 1IG ELECTRIC MERGER HITS HYDRO-ELECTRIC ower Companies of Central Ontario Amalgamate Under a Dominion Charter-Affects r Big Territory Toronto, Jan. Seymour Pow-, open move to bead off the usefulneW was i er and Electric Co., Ltd., the Peterboro the tnorlUes Jiax-e no doubt the pr.rts were! from the body of "Poter the Painter." J Miss Cookslev's case is most unfort- last night was believed to baveiunate. Her valued at over been still at large. All" is a complete loss. were recovered from the room on tUe ground floor. The claim j Bank Is established apparently that the build tng was fired by the dosporadoes. is thought that when trapped, the men j in the day instead of in the cv- He remarked that he thought thoy all felt JS'a" tlic- time had passed when the rouvicil could the b.cst was in it w'ncn it met- to trans- it fag end alcicnrnan whole i a month to cliarpe of obtaining money by false rrctcnces when he was connected with j Shrpnrd. vShepard's many creditors arc to know that there is tangible driscc that he is -trying; to keep bight and Power Co., Ltd., the Peter- boro Radial Railway Co., the Auburn of the Power Commis- sion, in the Valley by securing control of the power development Power Co., Ltd..-of Petertoro, frcui Kingston to Osbawa. He, thought i A BIG FIRE Little Hock, IN LITTLE Ark., Jan. ROCK Fire ._ Trenton Electric and Water Co., Ltd., his tne Sydney Electric Power Co., Ltd.. tne Xipissing Power Co., Ltd., the Usaawa Light Co., Ltd., the City Gas Co.. of Oshawa, Ltd., Co- It jpany of her removal, and the policy for; thr council should meet at ten o'clock jat Seventy and Main which sho had been in the -.orning and continue all day, o'clock today had des ntixras not transferred to cover the stock i a interval, until all tlirs the Hr- theJr ammunition nearly spent _____ ___ and escape impossible, they set firojin the new premises. Owlnp to this I nws XVRS disposed of. Another advant rjeyond control, "and broke shortly after midnight streets, by seven destroyed one block. e vvas apparently to the building: and committed suicide. No papers were found throwing light on tbe operations oC the gang. oversight it is possible sho will not] set her insurance. (Continued on 8.) day time if their j Co., In plaoi- of this, rcj MO 1ACV1L I j lion dollars. a Dominion charter. Is an railway, coramjtirtoi. ;