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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 7, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Pajje 10 THE LETHBRIDCtE DAltY HER ALT) Tuesday. January 7. liU3 0 to to ! u EMPRESS THEATRE CANADA'S FINEST PHOTO-PLAY HOUSE OPENS TONIGHT SURE With the Following High-Class Program: THE VANISHING TRIBE: A Real Western Drama, JENKINS vs. PERKINS: A Genuine Side-Spliter. PRESIDENT INCOG A case of Misiakeu 'identify. A realiy Funuy Story.  BRUGES-THE VENICE OF THE NORTH. A Beautiful Hand-Colored ".Pathe'" Film, with an Interesting Story. THE ROMAN TYRANT A Tale in the Days of Rome. Beautiful Colored Picture. J. Gasksll's Orchestr? in Attendance USUAL PRICES lOc & 15c Empress Theatre PI 3 v C0 H ST ft rf Pi; GOING AFTER OLD i CD Cfl H 5T MAYOR B0WNES3 AND SUPPORTERS WILL HAVE A LARGE . MEASURE OF OPPOSITION today The Battle of Lule Burgas OTHER FEATURES 4 Next Monday "The Law of the West" IN THREE PARTS Corbin at-the Majestic The river Jordan is frozen > > . nearly solid.  > ? , This morning local thermo- : > meters recorded zero, the low- > * * ! * > *"�** ' BRUCC .:or-W. S. Santo.. I For Aldermen-;1." B. Hall, Fred j Genest, .1. T. Sarvis.' . -Ham 11. Iltekertbothatn, Frank Peaali and Malcolm llotie. � All these 'gentlemen are, old residents in t'ranbrook, and highly respected, anil as the main plank in their platform may he summarized '�'!�"� jn ihe'interests ot more economical .government1,so-far as it may be compatible with progress and good government, they, are sure of a large measure of support on the polling day j the Ifiih of .kinuary. I The address to the electors- is to be I issued today and'tiie following is a -j fair summary : i It is made clear- that it is the j program rather than the persons on j whose behalf the appeal to the elec-j tors is n.ude and that' the opposition { platform ,'.s not animated by any pei-! sonal or fanatical jealousies, and goes on to state that" the campaign is brought about by the flat- refusal of the present mayor and his colleagues to consent to three fresh men joining the council to assist in their deliberations during the ensuing-year. This arrangement would'still " have left Mayor Bowness ani his. colleagues with the balance of power and would have eliminated the friction that is inseparable frc"ii municipal campaigns. The pamphlet gives the following ;.lac-form : First: In the interest, of economy. It is a fact that this city is paying in municipal taxation a higher rate than any other city, large or small. If returned to E PROBLEMS UP LARGE WITH NEW CITY COUNCIL Mayor Hardie Inclined to Get Wrathy at First Meeting Over Acts of Old Council - Appointments Made --Afternoon Meetings (C What the council did: -Decided to hold afternoon sessions on first and third Mondays. Instructed the assessor to make the 1913 assessment on the same basis as in 1912. Appointed Dr. DeVeber medical health officer for the year. Appointed Aid. Williamson to the board of health. Will provide a suitable police station for North i�thbridge. sceptics, as to whether his feats are real or not. Here is where the good entertainer scores. In this respect, Co'rbin is entitled to much credit. -The dexterity lie displayed in causing the appearance and disappearance of four ivory billiard balls, bringing them into vision from the empty air, the lightning changes on the face of cards simply through the process of a the council we will institute a thorough enquiry into the subject and will lessen the burden of local taxation. Second : Publicity. We think the utmost publicity should be given to all proceedings of the council and would afford every facility to elec tors to attend the meetings, ask questions and see that they are post- tap were certainlv wonderful as thev j ed in the affairs that vitailv interest appeared to the audience. A feature of the show was the absorption of 580,000 volts of electricity by Corbin. who thus demonstrated his claim to the title of "the human dynamo." The famous box trick was also shown and very cleverly worked. Thelma, the clairvoyant, gave an interesting exhibition of thought-reading in the divining of questions written by members cf the. audience on paper and hidden in their pockets. The writer can vouch for the reliability of this process of telepathy in that the lady guessed his question, which referred to what would be the population of Lethbridge next. year. Judging from the small, size of the audience, Thelma scored by .-replying that it was likely to be two ".thousand less than the present The performance is well worth witnessing, and will give many the opportunity of thinking out how the different "stunts" were worked off. Corbin has an attractive manner, and is certainly a'pastmaster iu the feats of legerdemain. I �    / At Starland Old-Time Remedy Parpens the ,Hair gives-co cor, lustre to faded and gray hair-dandruff quickly removed Far generation's Sage suid Sulphur have heerf used for hair :iml .scalp troubles. Almost everyone knows the value of siicl) a combination for keeping: tile hair a good even color, for cur-.ing- dandruff, itchinff scalp and falling-hair, and frh- promoting Uif- ^j-uwtli oi' the hair. Years ago thf- only way to -get'a-.Hair Tonic of thin kind was 10 make it in the home, which troublesome aud not always* satisfactory. Nowadays, almost uny up-to-date'druggist can supply his patrons with n ready-to-iwe product, skillfully prepared in perfectly equijipi-d iaborsUoi-ies. An ideal preparation ol this sort Is  Wyeth's Sage and .Sulphur Ikin-- Retiiedv, in which Ka(re and frulnlim-are oorablned w.ttt iitiicr valuable r�-niedieH i for scalp troubles and thin, weakr.liuh' that U losing its color or coming-out. After -nHjIiijr tills r�m-tliecoloi- gradually . coming liw-k. etiy Sor  �� feV , day*. . vou will. nolicc v'our scalp -will :feel better, the ilan--druff: wilj'soon be^'gone. and In leas than 4 ;tno'nth's-time there will be a wonderful'dlfterenceMir your hair. " DonM neglect your. Iialr.. if u is lull of '^Midr^uff, loaing' JtR .color, or enm-jing vdut.i .-Get;a-lifty.cent bottle of WyeWs Sage andKuInhur front ^ypiir idrUggist; w\ti: v-ot exactlit'aB represented. 'yV^t^n't.-*-'' /J-' IX Hiffl/ibotham & Coin- p^iny.' The special motion pictures ol the great Battle of Lule Burgas, and other incidents in the present Balkan War, which are being shp\� . at Starland today for the' last time, are wonderful in every respect, and constitute a most remarkable offering. They were taken right on the firing line, and in the very thick ot one of the biggest battles of the war, and give the onlooker a very comprehensive idea of the awfulness �' war, with all its horrors. Many other good subjects are being shown in conjunction with the war pictures, making up a first class program at Starland. On next Monday and Tuesday, the great three reel features "The Law of the West" irill be the attraction. theiif. The retiring council is composed ot the following : Major, A. I.'. Bow-ness ; Aldermen, G. Krickson, Lester C'lapp, \V. F. Cameron, \V. .1. Atchison, I). .7. Johnson and -foe Camp bell. Chief of Police Cory Dow appeared before Judge Thompson, sitting in the Supreme Court, and apologized for his non-attendance in the recent Pratt case. A misapprehension as to the time his attendance was required was the fexeuse tendered and promptly accepted by His Honor: t'ranbrook was therefore spared the unique spectacle of its Chief of Police being arrested and hauled off to durance vile in the custody of his friend and col-leaguo, Provincial Constable Morris. Mayor Bowness is opening committee rooms in Matheson's hall, Armstrong avenue, and all indications point to a keen tight. Your correspondent is inclined to favor the chances of the Santo party who are receiving promises oF support from, all shades of political opinion and other schools of thought. The expenditure incurred bv the outgoing council in connection with the sewage and other matters, however necessary, has pressed very hard on the ntanv small owners of property who dwell in their own houses, and the. connection of Mayor Bowness with the liquor trade will naturally alienate the tern perance party a very strong factor in this city B PIPER'S TRIBUTE SOME UNKNOWN MAN PLAYED DIRGE UNDER WINDOW OF ABERCORN'S DEATH-CHAMBER London. Jan. 7.--"The Marquis of Hamilton begs to thank the piper who played a dirge outside Hamdep House, Green street, at about a quarter to eleven on Friday night," This advertisement appears in several evening papers tonight, and was inserted by the eldast son, and heir, of the late Duke of Abercorn. Nobody knows who tho man is, but his playing so affected the new duke that he ordered a search for the piper, in order to personally thank him, or pay him for his impressive tribute. So far the search has, been without result, hence the advertisement. UNION BANK BUILDING, TORONTO CALGARY WANTS SINGLE TAX Calgary, Jan. 6.-At tonight's meeting of the now City Council, a.resolution was introduced asking the provincial government for the enactment of laws which will make the single tax applicable to Calgary, The first meeting of the city council for the year was held last night, ami in spile of the, fitct that thore was little routine business on hand M took four hours before an adjournment was reached. Finance was the important topic of the. evening, and before matters in that direction were disposed of for the time being the clock had moved around towards ten. Assessment Basis One of the most important matters dealt with in this regard was the 1913 assessment and iu the end k was decided to make this year's assessment on the same basis as last, although it had been the intention of the 1911 council when they adopted the sliding scale towards single tax to make the 1913 assessment on a basis of 66 2-3 ner cent, off all buildings, stock and improvements, single tax to be reached in this manner by easy stages in 1914. City Assessor Meech was present to give the council his ideas on the matter, but his 1912 report was not in the hands of the aldermen. He stated, however, that, it had been his recommendation that this be followed out, with the added provision that the superassessment be reduced from 50 per cent, to 25 per cent., with a general increase in the values all round; and with an iucrease in the size of: the superassessment area. He estimated that with these changes, and without considering the new area which the old council recommended to he taken hnd'-'the city the 1913 would be between ?.1S,000,000 and $20,000,000; '"'Wiih'the change in the superassessment, however, he said that the assessment from that sonrce would be only abfeiit $650,000, whereas last year it amputated to $850,000. This rather1 scatw the aldermen'who were afraid5 of� "jfeoucing the assessment in any1 form;'and after Aid. Aird had wavered between the 1912 assessment basis;, and that recommended hy the 1911 council, lie presented a motion that the "fanner be adopted; and his motion car.ried; This year an assessment committee has been added to the standing committee of the council, and every phase of the 'assess-.; ment will receive -the closest consideration. Mayor Hardie estimated that it would require close to $400,000 revenue to meet the city's expenses for 1913, so the tax rate will be about the same as in 1912. . Stafford May Be Left Out While discussing the assessment; the mayor objected to some of the land mentioned i-n their report by the old council being taken in, and from his remarks it appears doubtful after all whether Stafford Village will become a part of Lethbridge proper under the. new charter.  The council is not satisfied to undertake the obliga tions which Stafford ' will bring the city in the present condition of the streets of the village, and unless they can get a binding conHract from the municipality to place their streets and lanes as the city requires, it appears that Stafford Village will continue in its status as a village for some time to come. However, that whole matter will receive the attention of another special meeting of the council. Congratulations Later The usual congratulatory speeches attendant on the first meeting of a new council were absent from last night's proceedings. Evidently the aldermen had surveyed, the financial horizon, aud decided that, like so many aldermen in other cities of the west, the outlook was not such as would call for many congratulations, but rather a deal of hard work. So before the routine communications were read the mayor plunged the council into matters of finance. This arose out of the reading of die minutes. In this two questions of money were raised. There was a recommendation from the 1912 council that a certain commission be. paid on the. sale of the bends. There was also, a recommendation that seme $53,250 due the sinking fund on 1912 business he paid over to the trustees of the fund without delay. In considering the first question the discussion was whether or not this commission should be paid. There was a feeling that it should not, but it was also thought -that the council was morally bound by the obligation to pay undertaken.by.lbe old council. Mayor..Hardie: "What's the use of talking about it,; any way? If.the man had come into the office any Shilohm "The Family Friend,tor. AO yt*n." A never �UIine relief for Crew �ad Wheupinr Cough, time since that motion was passed. I suppose he could have got his cheque, and that is all there would have been to it." So that part of the minutes was passed up. The Sinking Fund "When the old council passed a motion-ordering the payment, of $53,250 to the sinking fund account, the mayor (Hatch) and Secretary Robinson signed a cheque for the lull amount. The cheque was presented, but the Bank of Montreal refused to cash it. owing to the state of (be city's nuances. Mayor Hardie: "I would like to know it' the payment of tho sinking fund account has been provided for." He was told that the money had �been used and that there was 110 uiuii-ey to pay it. Aid. Skeith suggested that, it he paid by a city note, thus leading up to the old question of the legality of the notes. Those City Notes Mayor Hardie: "I understand those notes are not legal." Aid. Skeith: "They were not intended to be legal. They were issued, not as legal tender, but as a" evidence of the city's debt." Coming back to the question of the sinking fund, some rather hot cross firing was indulged in for a lew moments. Mayor Hardie: "if the sinking fund was not paid, the money must have been iised for something else. 1 suppose that sort of thing would be enough to put all you fellows iu the 'coop.' " Aid. Skeith, with some heat: "No money has been diverted by the council. It would require a motion of the council to do this. If the money was spent for other purposes it was done because of the financial difficulty. But ,no money has been diverted." Mayor Hardie: "Did you do it, George?" The secretary-treasurer: "j guess 1 did. TyTe had to finance." Aid. fMcCambly: "1 understand it was only loaned to meet other liabili ties more pressing at the time." Mayor Hardie: "That would be a questionable proceeding. . I don't think I- would have done -it, myself." Thetj ayose the question or how to pay it,, for it. was evident that If the city was to preserve its credit, it would have to meet this account, which is the very basis of the city's credit. a*. Relief Coming Soon The secretary-treasurer: "We can borrow from the Bank of Montreal at b prir cent to pay off the sinking fund aecoun't. We Will have nearly $400,-000 from the sale of debentures here by the loth of January. It is a question Whether it is better to wait and pay the account with the cheaper money." Aid. McCembly: "It: doesn't sesm quite right to pay sinking fund accounts and leave other liabilities unpaid.;' In the end it was decided that the sinking. fund must be paid up, even if money had to be forrowed at. 6 per cent., so a motion was passed authorizing!the city to at once borr-row, from time to time as might, be found necessary, money from the Bank .of Montreal up t o $250,000, chargeable against the 1913 taxes. The financial difficulties of the city are the big troubles of the new council, but they see light ahead with the arrival of the money from the sale of the bonds on Jan. :15th. Provide for Treasury Notes While the question of city notes was being discussed and their legality questioned, if was asked if arrangement was being made In the now city charter for issuing treasury notes. City Solicitor Ball stated he was including" a clause to that effect in the charter. Eventually the routine busiuess was arrived at, and the council got its first taste of real council work. The North Lethbridge Ratepayers' association wrote asking that when the No. 2 fire hail is moved as per the request of the CP. R, arrangements tie made to have a police sta-tion iifetklled, /together with public lavatp%'';accomniodation. . T;he reco'ln- I raen.da^ion' was adopted, Aid. McNabb suggesting; that when' Stafford  village is taken within the city limits more police will be needed and a new police station will have to 'be. provided,' the present one in North ''Lethbridge being ,a .poor: apology.'1 W. A: Henderson & Co.,- official auditors,;� asked that, they he 'paid $1500 for 1913,' 'an advance of ?f.00 over :rajjt;� year. . The increase Was asked'' pn">'the grouiids that the. Btretji 1 ailway^eutalled a great deal .of extra work./.^Tne council decided to. retain Majestic theatre and to-mbrrbw night - SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT OF "COftBIN/ The Human Dynamo � ' ' ' S'L'PPORTKD RV AN EXCELLENT COMPANY OF TALENTED ASSOCIATES IN >N EVENING OFiMYSTERr, ENTERTAINMENT ana MIRTH ; . * �"' POPULAR PRICKS Reserved.Seats now.'pi; Sale at Kenny & Allin's Drug & Book Store . ' 1 ' "" '-' " ' ' : REX VAUDEVILLE COMPANY TONIGHT andrTrrow . 9-BIG ACTS-9 COMFDIANS. SINGERS AND DANCERS Concluding with that big Farce-Comedy, Entitled, " Matrimonial Troubles " Admission: 25c and 35c; Reserved Seats 50c. I'rogram Changes Daily. Box Office open 10 a. m. A Show that Pleases all Nations the same 8-rtri,: and split' the diff.e|v once i%rajalary,'>paying fhflni $.1250'. On recommendation of the-city 'engineer, water will be supplied private rinks from taps, at the same rate as are In effect.for watering .boulevards. Chief of; Police Dayig submitted ijls, annual report, which, owing to the loss of certain monthly reports from the bit! files of 1912, was rather short. He al�o submitted a special roport, once more asking the council to consider the matter of appointing an extra man to the force, for desk duty during the day shift. Both reports were referred lo the police committee for report at a later meeting. The market tolls for the year, atv cording to the report of the market master, amounted to $270.10. The School Board wants better sidewalk accommodation both to Fleetwood and Galbraith schools. Their request was referred to the works and property committee for report. Dr. DeVeber Re-appointed The report of the Board of Health for 1912, already published In the-Herald, was adopted, and City Architect .Meech was requested to draft plans for the additions to be built to the Isolatioii hospital. Dr. DeVeber was re-appointed medical health officer at a salary of $1200 per annum, while Aid. Williamson was appointed Lhe council's representative ou the Board of Health, of which, body he will be che chairman. Owing to. the trouble w.hich,. has arisen in connection with employment agencies during, the past few weeks, the council decided to adopt a recommendation ol Magistrate E'lton, made as a result, of. the finding of himself. an,d A. E. Humphries, .I.P., sitting in conjunction on the case against the Hanson Agency recently, that neither the Hanson Agency or W. II. Johnston be granted a license during the coming year to carry on a general employment business. Date of Regular Meetings Jrtst before adjourning the question came up as to when the regular meet* ings of the council should be held. It was moved by Aid. Skeith and Aid. Aird that the meetings be held on the first, and third Tuesdays of each month at the hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon.' Aid. McCambly immediately objected as he is unable to be in the city at'that hour on those days. He intimated that. he would prefer night meetings asked his opinion said that, when he entered the field for election he expected to have to make some sacrifices, "and would bow to the will of the majority in the matter. Aid. Williamson favored the afternoon meetings, saying they would have to meet Aid. McCambly. The latter, however, solved the difficulty by stating that if the meetings were held on Monday afternoon instead of Tuesday Ke would be able to bo present. The motion was accordingly changed, and passed unanimously. At 11.50 the meeting adjourn-ed, the late hour probably having something to do with -the decision jn favor 01 afternoon meetings, With very slight change the commit tee appointments tirade by Mayor Hardie at last night's meeting of the council were accepted by the aldermen, and the cabinet for 1913 is as follow:! :- Finance-Mayor and whole council. Works and Propcfty - Aldermen Aird, MeCamblv and McNabb. ttatet Light a.id Mi eel, Ra.lwa\ - Aldermen. MeCamblv, Williamson anil Loverfhg. ' , ' .-'�;.�.'. :'�. � License, Police and-. Rcllei-rAUtet-inoii LovorHifC; .Skp'tfi and- Williamson. .,,i.:'',i.,,;.,..;:-'i'..v,..'.:-.'.: PaiKs ats'l Bo'tileva'tri-i - Udi'imen ^keith, McNaljli'.ajiri.'l,.oveEjpg " Fire-Alderttfcn'AVilliamson, . Hkcil-h and'MeCamblv.-'.-�:,"' " i'ublicitv, .Vlarkets.iind -Industry - Aldcunen McNabb', jtanl and McCam-hh / Assessment Aldermen Skeithj. Aird and McN>bb ' { *, ' I lealthTr.Alde.uh'iah'-Williamaon., E UP Gl ALLEGED YEGGMEN WERE EMPLOYED AS LINEMEN ON CALGARY RAILWAY-HOW THEY OPERATED Calgary, Jan. 6.-Planning and executing'their depredations while employed as overhead wirenien ior the Taigary Municipal street- railway a gang of 13 of the most astute, criminals thai, ever infested Western Canada, was broken up by the arrest, of three of the band, .lames W. Sullivan, Leslie Avers and Edward Murphy. Sullivan, Avers and Murphy are now. in jail awaiting trial for carrying.explosives and all the other members of- the gang have lied to unknown parts. As a result, the overhead, wiring department of the street railway- hasij.jiad . its ranks .seriously depleted. , ; The, men who ha,ve escaped .are believed to., hjLV.e been yoiMix-ied with practically every serious crime that lias been committed in Calgarv within the past eight months, and Wm. Hillis, former superintendent of the wiring gang, is the. man who handled the nitro-^lycerine in the blowing 0t the CN.R. express officer safe at Kd-monton. Among the crimes attributed 1.0 the gang, arc dozens or robberies from stores, numerous holdups and the cracking or a safe in a Crescent Heights grocery, store and smother safe blowing in the officers of the Calgary Aerated Water Co., some four months ago. Among the regular members of the gang were, men whose police records would strike terror' to' the people of any city.' ILillis, the leader, spent eight years in the Kingston prisctn Aid. McNabb when | after licing convicted at Hamilton of burglary, of bringing stolen goods into Canada and.of carrying concealed weapons. Charges of theft and of having explosives were dropped when he was sentenced for life other offenses........... CANADIAN Tr PACIFIC, TO Los Angeles. California, Special Train From .Spokane, Wash. Tues., Jan. 14,1913 Tickets pn#.sale .by CauaJdjiyV..''Pacific ticket agents in tAlbcrtaSany-jSJisi. ern B.C.,'on 'January,':i l, 13.. ahdil3th 191,3.' Final - return'' limit,: Apr.il''30, 1913;; ;'.'""�.� -:,i''"',' pa3e..F.RO.ivl. LETHB.FS/pGE TO ' LPS A'NGELES � 'V' . '� V , EIGHf MEN,' ' BLOWN, UP - Tou'fmv; 1-Vanee.,' J^-D;,-8.-Bight  men were-"kijljjfd i today, by'ati explosion In the stokehold oi'^ta^ French , baUJe-shlp. Massena.' The"'Massenu, accompanied tj. -i'M-o-cruisers, was proceeding for Bizetta. She was passing the-flyers Island, wn.::. Going .and returning via Spokane. AND. RETURN. Going via ."Spokane, returning via-Seattle. Special train trip from S�oUan'e .to Los Angeles-'oovci's fK-vpn diiys, stops belli;?; made at Po'i^anUl''Sa,ifi.''l|''r^KciB-co,''9ah*'.Tose,':,SaiiuT, Clara.iS'linta'C.'i'Uz, iWon.tcrSy, :Bel Mome, J?.i\So ^Robli.-s, Santa Barbara,: Riverside,-,- and. Red-landB.'.,,''",' .Vv> '..'. ,'., �.*';}�;>;'.'." , , Fane'.p'n going.lii'lp "/ron/JSJioKa.he la-clu'des berth' antl--'meals oiv.'ffaiii,6r at hotel, and .a. nurobeiv of 'i�lght9B>li)g trips. ' Re'tn rh ;is ' b'yi> rfegtvl'ar.11 sor-fiot-, meals and berths not iwiudod. For descriptive pamphlet apply, r. g. mcneill ie, District Paooongtr Agent. CALGARY) ALTA, 223559 ;