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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, NUMBER 20. MOVE TO CUT SALARIES DOWN In North Ward Notice Of Motion Was Given At the City Council Thti next regular meeting of the City Council promises to be .an in- one. Thf'iv ought to some "tall discussions." Till then interested parties will be held in sus- pense. The following notices of mo- tion were given at last night's Coun- cil Aid. Bowman gave, notice of a mo- tion to. have an -expert assessment of -city property taken. Aid- Hatch "will'introduce a motion jthat a by-law be prepared authoriz- the city to purchase the grounds the Lethbridge and District Agri- ;cultural Society. Cut Down. Salaries. Aid. King gave notice of the fol- lowing That this Coun- cil do rescind increase of per annum granted to Secretary- Treasurer Robinson by the-late Coun- cil, and reduce his salary to per annuro., as previously paid. 2. That this Council consider the necessity of reducing the -salary of Engineer Arnold on the ground that a building inspector has been ap- pointed -ot a salary of per month to do work formerly done by the city engineer. In view of this'fact it is justified in reducing his salary to per annum. British Subjects Only. 3. That this Council ..grant no pub- lic appointment until such position has been advertised so as to give ea.ch one a fair chance of competing, and that no person hold a public office unless he is a British subject. 4. That engineers and other- offi- cials instructed to employ Eng- lish-speaking workmen in preference to foreigners. 5. That the person or persons who prepared-the voteis.' list- for-the last municipal elections be called upon explain ,why so many names of eligible voters wtre left from the list. G. Harrison came before the Council last night with a strenuous kick regarding the unsatisfactory manner in which water is delivered in the North Ward'. -The chief cause for complaint the fact that the carrier forces people to place their barrels outside, even in the coldest weather. He had beeii referred from one city official to another until he de term i nod to come before the Coun- cil. The members of the Council thought there was just cause for dis- satisfaction, and told of- phoning the (xntractor about individual 'coin- plaints. The Fire, Water and Light Com- mittee will look into this matter- at oncft, and if .the water is not to be delivered properly and put inside in cold weather, its conti'act with the contractor will be cancelled. OWEN SOUND WILL STAY DRY Local Option Is Sus- tained In Ontario's s Largest Town ITALY'S QUEEN A BRAVE WOMAN State Of Seige Declared In the Earthquake Region A New Year Nuptial Event Two very popular and estimable jroung people, William J. Armstrong, the well known jeweller, and Miss Flossie ...Lillian. O'Hagan were united in the bonds of wedlock last evening. The Happy event took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs: O'Hagan, Redpath St., at 6 o'clock, the ceremony being per- formed by Rev, Mr. Mackenzie, act- ing pastor of Ivnox Church. -Only the immediate relatives were present. The charming young bride was most becominglj- whitc silk attired ninone in embroidered de soie Empire gown over satin marveilleux. She wore-the customary veil and-'orange blossoms and carried a shower, bou- quet of bridal roses and lilies of the Miss Agnes O'Hagan. the sister of the bride, 'as bridesmaid, looked very dainty in.a pale pink crepe de chene Empire dress with trimmings of silk and lace and she earned a bouquet of pink carnations. The wir-some little sister of the bride. Miss Myril O'Tlagan was the flower girl. She was as pretty as could-be in a white silk dress and carrying a baskot of lilies of the vftl- The groom presented to the bride a and pearl pendant, to the bridesmaid, a pearl ring, to tha flow- er girl, pearl brooch, to Mrs. E. B. .Hill, sister of the bride, who- played the wedding march, an amethyst and pearl brooch and to-the groomsman, F. McPherson, "a pearl stick "pinr After the nuptial knot had been tied a very recherche supper was served. The dining room was beautifully dec-1 orated with palms and cut llowers. Mr. and -Mrs. Amstrong left on.the i Spokane on a bridal toxir ijiatL will include Spokane Seattle and other of the coast cities. The bride Rome, Jan. royal decree was issued tonight proclaiming a -state A siege in the earthquake region. Therefore nobody will be allowed to go w'ithin the area" of the disaster without special permission from the Government. Signor Mirabelles has given the fol- lowing account of the accident to Helena three days ago at Mes- sina, when her Majesty suffered con- cussion of- the chest.-: -He "The Queen was in one of the im- provised hospitals. She was bend- ing, over a wounded woman, when suddenly the doors were thrown open violently, and a' crazy man rushed in-crying, -The end of the world has come. -The earth has fallen in; save "The woman jumped from her bed and started, running towards th- door. "The Queen ;placed herself in, the frightened woman's path and ex- tended her- arms to stop her. But she lowered her head and charged the Queen, driving her head with full force against her Majesty's breast. The fell- backwaiid. Her mouth became full, of .blood, and this bleeding continued for some time." "And what did. the doctor the Minister of Marine was asked. "I don't the Signor replied. "I don't think he was even consult- ed. The doctor knew only her Ma- jesty took chloral that night to in- duce sleep. The next day her Ma- jesty continued her work as usual., although every now and then her lips were reddened with blood. Helena--is worthy the un- dying admiration: of the Italian peo- Rome, Jan. Minister of Justice voicing the opin- ion of Premier Giolitti, said tonight: "Messina will grow entiy of ihe efforts to prevent it. It was a convulsion of nature which de- stroyed Messina. It is also a law of nature which held it" there for twenty centuries, an open port to the soa. the centre of flourishing commerce, and a strong city. Mes- sina is absolutely necessary to the life of the .island; she has rea- son for existence. At this moment, when it seems that she has been de-: Proved Sicily lacks an essential port. Twenty centuries of history cannot bo destroyed.." Toronto, Oat., Jan. large nuciter of municipalities voted today oix the question of either sustaining or 'bringing into force local option. A of the returns so fai obtained is as follows: option was carried in Have- lock, Tweed, Seneca township, Iro- quois, Wellington, Wyoming, Lakefield BowmanvUle, Sydney, Thurlow. Local option was sustained in, Rich mond Hill, Stouflville, Grimsby, Southampton, and Owen Sound. Local option was defeated in Ma- doc, Goderich, Caledonia, Hepworth, 'Jlorrisburg, Canboro, Ha- g-arman, Aylmcr, Tilsonburg, Luck- riowl -Glencoe, Alnwick, Woodstock, Ingersoll, Blandiford, For- est and Point Edward. Returns available show that by- laws" authorizing .the various councils to enter into contracts with the Hy- dro-Electric Commission for the sup- ply of .Niagara Po wee. were carried by large majorities in'all but three in- stances. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Hon. Sydney Fisher has returned from Italy. A petition is in circulation -for the release from Kingston of Joseph Phillips, president, of -the York County Company.- Phil- lips has served two years. Adelard Asselin, Arthur Mason and Jos. Ery were sentenced to three years each at Quebec for purse Homestead Entries Of snatching. The large Public' school 'at Dauphin was burned yesterday. The fire started in the basement, and was first detected by one of the primary SETS A PACE FOR THIS YEAR teachers. The children marched out in perfect order. The names of Horace ex- M.P.P., and J. E. Cyr, are mentioned in connection with the vacant Manitoba senatorship. IN THE WILD AND WOOLLY Last Year Break All Records FIRE AT BRANDON. Brandon, Jan. and Company's wholesale warehouse was burned to the ground here this evening, being damaged to the ex- tent of The fire was by a defective chimney. Farmer Near Edmon- ton Attacked By Huge Bear Edmonton, Jan. Sun- day morning Wm. Muller, a well 'to do farmer of Spruce G-rove was ser- iously injured by a huge bear and today lies in the general Lospit-af con siderably the worse for the encounter. The animal escapedi and Mr. Mulier attempted to drive it back: It turn- ed on him when'he approached and charged. Before Muller could escape- W. Hyssop, Clement Ximmons, and the animal reached him and inflicted A wonderful increase in homestead entries is reported at the Lethbridge Land Office during 1908. The total entries for the year 1907 was while the entries for 1908 reach The entries by months for 1908 were as; January ..T____ 175 February.....-.............. 164 March 219 April 263 .May 211 June....................... 294: July 201 August 135 September October 900 November 4SO December 827 Total '.................6821 CQWLEY'S COUNCILLORS. Special to The Herald. Cowley, Alta., Jan. P. Knight H. C. 'Morrison, and H. D-- McMillan were elected, councillors 'for. this village this year by acclama- tion. Spokane Gets Class Rates Spokane, Wash., Jan. Can- adian Pacific and Spokane Interna- tional ra ilroad, companies have' issued a new joint tariff showing class rates between Spokane and points on the Canadian road in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The new tariff will become effective February 25. At present business Spo kane nwd points in these .Canadian provinces is handled by charging "lo- cal rates. A. H. Sperry, assistant general freight agent -of the Spokane International Company, saici: "This tariff will give Spokane ship- pers the same class rates to .points in this territory as are made for lite mileage between points 'on -the Cana- dian Pacific in Canada. In arriving at the rates, we took Canadian Pacific distance rates applied them in the compilation of the. new tariff." MAYORS ELECTED IN ONTARIO Munnicipai Elections Through- out Eastern Prov- ince Miss Dottie Nimmons have returned to University at Strathcftna, after spending, the holidays at their homes here. a nasty wound on the thigh. He was brought into the general hospital at once. It required ten stitches to close the wound. OTTAWA BOARD OF CONTROL. Ottawa, Jan. vote for the Board of Control of four -members' resulted -today thus Champasrnp, -Hasty. Wilson Pepper and Draper defeated. _Thi two latter were labor itte Frayne, the brakesman in- jured at Canmore, on Saturday, died at Banff Hospital. __ Toronto, Ont., Jan. mayors elected yesterday included the 'olio wing: Arnprior, D. McLachlan; Aylmer, W. E. Sterns; lace; Amherstburg, F. A. "Hough; Al- monte. A. A. Metcalfe; Alexandria A. T. "Bcthwell, _J. J.' Vin.i cent; Bracebridge, S. 11. rAr.mstrong; Barrie, J. W. H. Kyle; Blenheim, W. H. Bowmanville, J. Mason; Belleville, L. Marshy Berlin, -C-. Halm: Brant- ford. Burrow; Coburg, H..Field; Carleton Place, A-.'A- Cram; Chesley, C. Krug; Clinton, H. Wills; London, A CHINAMAN HANGED AT MACLEOD Man Who Murdered His Brother At Blairmore Macleod, Alta., Jan. 5. Sharp at eight o'clock this moming, with the thermometer standing at 35 de- grees below zero, Man, Hong, the con- demned- murderer, was taken from has cell, to-the scaffold H2 "walked erect without -assistance, "being followed by Radcliffe and police oncers. pHe as- cended the scaffold and stood appar- ently calmly indifferent as the cap was placed upon his head and the noose adjusted. He stared at the ijoose hard a moment before the- cap was placed over his features. The Lord's prayer "was repeated by the sheriff when, the .bolt was drawn, and the man shot downward; having a drop of about ten and being a light man there was scarcely a move- ment made. Ten minutes, alter .the trap fell a doctor pronounced life ex- tinct. Mah Hong murdered his bro- ther at "Blairmore. Ssveral Chinamen, supposed to be ccusins of the; murderer were present af- the hanging. 1 Several passes been issued to citizens, who- jfeished to witness the execution, but Jew" av- ailed themselves- of .the '.opportunity when the 'time arrived... -The- body of the Celestial was buned. in a field near the ST. 3V- -M. P, barracks. "While "the guards, ware being chang- ed. last." week the Chinaman, made attempt Uptake The -guard" coming on duty found1 Ma, Hong "un- der the bedclothes, blacks in.- the face with- his vcue' tightened- arouna: his neck. The cue, was cut. off- and 'a guard .was kept over him "continuous- ly until he was executed THE SPENDS, BUSXMGHT The. new Council settled down to business like old war horses "last night; and with a feeling that th ey nre easily equal to the situation. They put on the harness with, as little ado a? the old Council got out of the .traces. It was easily seen that the members of the present Council intend to acquaint themselves with all the details regarding any mat- ter before they, legislate upon. it. It could also be observed that they have been making themselves famil- iar with the doings of their predeces- sors. The absence of a lawyer from might be observed when law are under considera- the board points of tion Aid. Hatch' suggested that tables be provided for the representatives of the newspapers. He was told The Fortnightly Club will the residence of W. A. Argylc Ave., tonight, .newt .at Hamilton on at 8 o'clock. Members are requested to being copies 'of "A; Midsummer Night's Dream." Delegates To Go To Edmonton travelled in a Directoire suit of blue broadcloth with teimmings of black satin and buttons. She wore a large At the meeting of .the c''.v Council Mast night acting mayor Uowrnan, Aid. Hatch and Secretary-Troasurer to Al-l berta Municipalities to held ot Ed- Robinson were appointed the Convention of the Vsi'i-m of that they could rustle for themselves as the Council itself was doing. They rustled. i Many of thd -communications w.ere to t3ie various committees for report at the next regular meet- ing. A comnmnication from the Elec- trie Light Company -was read. It contained a request for, an .extension of time to drill (for gas) to the foot level. It stated 'that. 'a con- tractor would be on the ground in two months, and asked for a six months' extension from .April 1st. Aid. Hatch thought some use ought to be made of the present hole, and that the lots and" the hole might be icquired by the city. Other alder- men coxtnselled caution. The letter referred to the Fire. 'Water and Light Committee for report at a spe- cial meeting on January 8th. Mr. Sage Appointed. In response to a request from Eobt. jSagc he was engaged as local audit- or at a salary of per year. W. A. Henderson was appointed audit- or-in-chief, make the annual audit on terms as set forth by the Chartered 'Accountants' Association. A..G. Kilner made application for the position of storekeeper for the citv. The application was filed. j, The report, of the engineer re the sidewalks to be laid was laid on the table -anti! a future meeting. monton on -Tan. 27th -sml 24-th. tari'hat trimmed with blnck and tan pccahontas feathers. The popularity of the oung couple j JEFFRIES MAY FIGHT. was attested by the army of beanti-i Angeles. Cal.. Jan. ful and costly gifts. I is considerable basis, it is said for Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong on their! the rumor that James J. Jeffries is return will take up their residence on Redpath St. east. Co. and the Woodhall-Davidson Co. for garbage cans for the city were filed. The annual report of the chief of police was filed. Hospital Debentures Tenders will be asked for Mrs. "Mason, will not rcceivy Thursday, Jan. 7. Mewburn has''returned from a trip to New York. to make some proposition to hospital debentures, subject to rati- the Australian promoter of the re- fication by the Legislature. Tenders cent championship fight between to be in by Jan. 25th, Burns and Johnson, looking to a Chief Gillespie reported that; John championship battle some time dur-' Cantip. had taken out a license for ing the coming year between John-' a restaurant, and that a caretaker son and himself. for the police station had ap- pointed at a salary of per month. A communication from David King re his sewer account, and stating wherein he was overcharged, was re- ferred to the city engineer, with the request that he check up the ac- counts in connection same and report to the Council. J. .Acton wrote asking "that Ms license fees in connection '-.with.---.-an. agency which he has taken, be de- ferred. The letter was referred to the chief of police. City Coal Mine. P. L. Naismith. general manager of the A. R. and I. Co., wrote stat- ing that it was a principle of his company not to dispose of any "coal lands, but under the circumstances it would grant the city mining rights on certain .property at' power house for the sum. of The only condition being that the coal mined should beN for the use of the city. The letter was laid on the table to enable the members of the Council to secure information as to the amount of conl on the property. Ed. Kennedy asked permission to paifit on the pole in front of the Lethbridge Hotel, as he was handicapped for a sign, for his shop in the basement of the hotel since the poles were removed from the sidewalks. The Council thought it unwise to grant the re- quest, as others would want place advertising matter on the poles. Aid. Oliver was granted- two months leave of absence. The market master's report f erred to the Market Committee. The solicitor's report, regarding amend- ments to the city charter was laid on the table until the special meet- ing on Jan. 3th. Asks for I increase. The secretary-treasurer asked that B. C. Farris, of the city office, be granted an increase of per month. The matter was referred to the Fi- nance Committee. Many compli- mentary remarks were made regard- and can The SELL TELEPHONE DEBENTURES. Edmonton. Jan. The Provincial Telephone deben- tures, amounting to "000, have been disposed of in London to English capitalists at .101. Word to this effect was received by the Provin- cial Treasurer this morning. This is the first sale of Al- berta bonds, and the price is considered real good. ing the efficiency of ill-. Farris hw obliging disposition. He count on getting the increase.. secretary intimated that he was in need of additional help. The Health Officer s report was received and filed. The fire chiefs letter re the building by-law was f erred'" to committee. Cost of Boiler. The boiler which the city pur- chased from the Diamond Collieries last week will cost The ac- count was passed, and also one. amounting to for hay and oats from -Hyde and Saunders. Aid. Hutton stated that he was told that the old boiler at the power house could be repaired in a week. An investigation, will be made, and it" this is the case it will be refitted 3 ad used as a spare, A letter was received from Mr. Herring, of ..Calgary., asking for a re- fund of paid -by "him as license for an- insurance "agency. Mr. Herring out the injury -that would result ,to" the city if general j L, Stavely; Lmdsay J. B. Leamington, Midland, E.' Leatherby; Mt.SEorest, G. P." Al- -JrDeRandaU; T. Hope- well; Orillia, W. CJ'Goffatt- Owen Sound, ,f. Harrison; Simcoe, -A.' Ship_ ler; Strathroy, H. C. Pope; Strat- ford, W. S._ Diogman; Sarnia, D. Milne; S. JMcCalium; TJxbridgu, M. H. ,Grosby; Waterloo, ,A. Weidhaunser; -JFiarton, D.- M. Jer- myn; Windsor, B. Peter- boro, H.'Kush; Prescott, L. H. Dan- iels; Pcto'n, J, H-. Porte; Penetangui- shene, A. Teaster; Pembroke, J. S. Fraser; Ridgetown, J. H. Henry; Seaforth, D. J. lMcCallum; Stayner, J. E. Doner; St. Mary's, Geo. Sandwich, E. H. Donnely, Smith Falls-, "J. S. Macallum; S. Ste.. Marie, D. Simpson; Trenton, J. Fun- nel; Tillsonburg, L. Short; Wood- Bellingham, The .plant of the Puget Sound, Mills, Timber said berths mill in burned" last night. Star Witness Brought the Gun stock, M- Sawtell; Walkerville, C. Chilwater; Wingham, T. Winnipeg was "a sensational in the trial of Thomas Hicks; charged "with murdering Lennox, in sleeper in the- C-P.R. .yards -November 18th.. The prosecution" concluded its case yesterday, and today the opened by a witness-who "swore io having sold to Rogers., 4he star "wit- ness for the Crown, the revolver "With the" murder "was "comimtt-ed.' agents had few days' to -pay a license for a ork. He will be inform- Welland. W. H. Crowther; Campbell- ford, W. J. Doxsee; Deserohto, Dr. Kewton; Dinnville, E. L. Bennet; Dun das, J. Lawrenson; Durham, W. Laid law; Forest, N. Cahill; Gait, L. H. Patterson; San- _, J. Donovan- A. j JVIalcolm; Listowel, A. Locrenj .Kings- if. S.t without The prosecution rested its case "main- ly on statements made by "Rogers, who claimed he saw the murdec- com- iniTted by "Hicks. ques- water ed that the city has power to en- forc-f the Act. but that- it is consid- ering an amendment to the by-law, and he will be advised should a change be made.- Need of Assessor. Tlie n.atter of the appointment of an assessor for the city was referred to, but no action was taken. It was the reneral opinion that it did not belong to the engineer's work. Some criticisms of the last assess- ment were made. Aid. Hatch brought up tlu1 tiop of the large an-.ount of that, is wilted in the city, and- sug- gested that the man: who'reads- the mettos should inspect the water ap- paratus. It was stated that the-me- tre reader gets a month for less than a week's work, and. that he could wtiil do this. The aldermen had varied Ftories to tell of. taps be- ing left 'ipen, valvos not "working, etc. W. Williams appeared before the Council asking why he could not get. electric 'light connections with his house on London Eoad. He thought it strange that "Jlie house'at the hospital" could get these privileges for the asking, discriminating against him. Ho had need of 22 lights, and neighbor also wanted light for his'houses.' This was" a hard kick. Win. Wilcox, engineer at the fire hall, asked for an 'increase'- from to por month in view of the fact that he has no accommodation at the hall. The chairman of the Fire and Light Committee will in- vestigate as .to the -Contract entered into with Kr. Wilcox; and whether, quarters can be secured at the hall. A LOCAL; BUDGET. May Howard was fined and by Inspector Haiie: Sfeafcrd., J. W. Horsley; Mit- chell, J. Skinner; Mattawa G. L. a license. I License Inspector Himmons prosecut- Lamothe; IS'ewmarket, W. Hear- son; North Bay, Oakville, Oshawa, H. S. ry Sound. J. L. Walton; Port Arthur I. Matthews; Petrolia, E. Grant; Park Hill, H. McPhee; Paris, J. M. Paterson; Port Hope, W. H. Giddy; Renfrew, A. Gravelle; Rcckland, W. Edward; St. Thomas, G. Geddes; W. Gregor; Guelph, G. Hastings; Goderich, .Dr. MacKlia; Hes pier, G. D. Forbes; Hanover, D. ,1-Tarriston, W. H. Jackson; Huntsville, J. Fisher; Ingersoll. G. Sutherland; Fort William. L. p. Pel- iter, Labor candidate; Kenora, H. Rideout; Fort Francis. H. ed. l All trains from points east and west are delayed... 213 from the A. D. Me- east wa Council Named The Committees The following is the slate for com- mittee chairman and other members as drafted at the new council's first meeting last night. C. B. Bowman, by virtue of his po- sition as chairman of the finance com mittee. is the acting mayor. Finance committee: Aids. Bowman Hatch; Adams. Works and Property, Aids. Oliver Hutton. King. Fire and Light, Aids. Hatch (chair- Adams, Bowman. License and Police: Ws, Hutton and the whole council. Markets: Aid. King- Hatch and Oliver. Waterworks: AUs. A.'ams (chnir- Oliver, Hutton. and no trains are billed at all from the west. Train for the south, dis- was enabled to Cleave onetime. E. Kenny, for several years -past a balued servant of the C.P.B. has been" transferred to the freight offices of the A. R. I. taking the plaija oi G. Parker, who has gone to Austin, Montana. Considering the weather, the-crowd at the Lyceum last night was good. The Tom Marks Go., delighted.-their audience with their presentation of the Irish -drama "Major O'Hara." The specialties between were fine. "The Rose of Kerry" is, the play'tonight. Matinee tomorrow af- ternoon in aid of the Gait Hospital. The following officers were installed at the meeting of the Order of Eag- lesTlast night: Jas. Ashcroft, Worthy President; W. Bennett, Vice President; W. Shively, Chaplain; Gus Keidig, surer; B. v White, D. Webb, Inside Guard; H. -Withers, Outside Guard; S. Worthy Past President. The hockey management is pleated to announce that everything is in good shape for the team making its journey to Pincher Creek tomorrow where they will clash -with the crack hockey aggregation of that who defeated -Macleod bj[ a- score of 7 5 recently, in a championship match. The, boys leave on the early train and they, cordially" their friends to join them. The line-up pf the team- Trill be: J, 'if; Mavoety, D. ;Winktor, i Stewart, Taylor and Hatheaon ;