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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, January S, 1013. THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY -HERALD Page 5 IT I o Substance of Government's Case Against Railways--How the West is Soaked ! Year Will See Record Number of War Ships Built-Skilled Labor Scarce The Nleaning of a Name F AT DIAMOND CITY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY DID CLEVER WORK-SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL Diamond City, Dec. a. - Un New 'Year's night the Amateur Dramatic: company of Diamond City acted ;\ ' comedy drama entitled "The .Country Doctor", by Arthur Lewis Tubbs,  A largo audience gathered in the school building' to witness the performance and if frequent laughter and much applause is any indication, the audience certainly enjoyed their evening. The play itself was no easy one for amateurs to handle, containing as it -. flourishing conditions in (he. English shipping industry will continue. One. ship owner has refused an offer of Si.20.0UU for a. steamer of about 800 tons dead weight, which he bought three years ago for $85,0uu. A steamer of 0.000 tons which cost j $150,000 was completed not long ago 1 and on an average marie profits where-Ask vour grocer for it today. Raymond, Jan. 7.-The first regular meetiug of Raymond town council was held in the council chamber on Monday night. Mayor Evans was in the chair, beginning bis second term of j office, and with him wore T. J. O'Brien, F. B. Rolfson and John Powel-son, all last year's council, and J. F. Salmon and W. J. Meeks serving for the first time. C. W. Lamb was in the council during the first term of Chas. McCarty's occupancy of tho mayor's chair. It took but a'few moments to constitute and soon they were at business. Ab usual the session lasted till after midnight. The new councillors were sworn in and welcomed by the mayor. In his address Mayor Evans said he regretted Vhat the retiring' members of the council found it necessary to withdraw. He informed the new council that there would be important work before them and he wanted frank and free discussion of all questions that came up. Mayor Evans regretted that he had not enough time to give to the duties of the office but promised that the would give as much time and attention' as possible, and he wish that satisfactory conclusion should be arrived at, and that members will be united on matters that affect the board. The mayor called upon the old councillors for minute addresses. Councillor Rolfson spoke of the education to be derived from municipal life and said be was benefitted by it. He advised the members to stay with their decisions around the board when they get out on the street. Councillor O'Brien enjoyed his labors, he said, in the council, and has nothing but the best of feelings with those who served last year. Councillor Poweisou was of the opinion that all the members of last year's council lhad worked well together. He' advised better work in committee and saving time in the council meetings. The. new members, called upon, replied iu short speeches. Mr. Meeks had taken little interest, he said, in public affairs but was willing to do what he could. Mi-. Salmon wished his actions to speak rather than his words. Mr. Lamb promised his best assistance. The mayor named the following committees, the first named to act as chairman: Finance-T. ,). O'Brien, John Poweisou and Wm. Meeks. Works and Property-Win. Meeks, John Powelson, J. F. Salmon. Fire, Water and Light-C. W. Lamb, T. .1. O'Brien and J. F. Salmon. Health and Relief-F. R. Rolfson, C. W. Lamb and Wm. Meeks. License and Police-John PowelBon, TV J. O'Brien and F. B. Rolfson. Chas. Kinsey was present and intimated to the council that he had been taxed for school purposes on land that was not iu the school district. The money was ordered refunded and to be applied on this and next year's taxes. ( T. E. Ott was present and had a ' petition before the council asking to have his barber's license reduced and water rates cut down. Mr. Ott felt that these were too high for the : amount of business done. The charge | Js ?lo for the .first chair, 12 for each | additional chair, and $18 for bath li-j cense. Mr. Ott'has'three chairs malt-i ing a total license of $6,7. Tho council : admitted the license was too high and : granted a rebate, making tho total license $26. L. C. Woolley was present and asked for an adjustment of; tuxes, Secur- ity w:i:i given in horses anil payment deferred. W-Mcu the mayor cailed for reports -or committees, Councillor O'Brien, last year's ehairman of the license and police committee, reported that the department informs him that license can ho collected for real estate and insurance. Those interests in the (own have been holding out a.gainst tin1 payment of their license. Councillor Powelson thought the council was taking too many bluffs from such interests and distressing poor residents of the town for taxes. �Mipervisor Harris reported that tho "stub toe nuisance" had been repaired at a cost of S28.G0. Forty-two loads of gravel had been put. on crossings and its loads of cinders on walks. Twenty new globes had been placed on street lights. Mr. Harris also reported that the wind mill at the well has pumped all tihe water for December excepting 6 clays, and the saving to the town has been great. The supervisor asked about keeping the town team at work hauling cinders. The mayor suggested that the works and property and finance committees should confer on what should be done, and the council authorized these committees to act. In the discussion of the pay roll the account of E. B. Hicks for 910 was held over for investigation. The amount had been paid by a cheque received from the town of Raymond and was to have been' applied for taxes. No proper record seems to have been made, and this called forth a criticism from the mayor that more care should be taken in attaching vouchers to accounts when presented. W. A. Adam presented an account for $122.50 for services rendered last fall in connection with the proposed cement walks. This was based upon a basis of one and one half per cent, of tho contract price. Council thought the work was not completed. The members agreed, ihowever, that it was not Mr. Adam's fault that the work was not completed, anil the secretary was instructed to write Mr. Adam that" the town has not received any profiles and that payment would be withheld till such time as these were produced. The December account of the Knight Sugar Co. for light for tho town was ?389. The accounts for hauling cinders for walks and crossings were presented and ordered paid. An account of the Canadian Consolidated , Rubber Co was held over, as the supervisor of public works reported that the order was short. The secretary was instructed to write the company to this effect. A communication from Shepherd & Dunlop regarding the pool room license in the town of Raymond was read. The solicitors were acting on tho advice of Holt & Smith, who run a pool parlor iu town. They claim that the license is prohibitory and that tor 1913 they refuse to pay it. Tho solicitors were of the opinion that no cou3-t,of justice -would uphold tho bylaw regulating the amount to be collected. The communication stated that proceedings would not be taken until hearing from the new council. The matter was referred to the license and "police committee, but was discussed at length in the council. Mrs. Carter, who was hurt crossing an irrigation bridge last fall, breaking :her arm and injuring herself otherwise, wrote through her solicitors, Shepherd & DunloPi asking for some reimbursement to defray the expense of the accident. If the council failed to grant a reasonable amount of damages action, they said, would be taken to recover damages through the cqurts of justice. ELL RE-ELECTED TRUSTEE ONLY MAN NAMED AT NEW DAYTON WHO SEEMED TO BE ELJGIBLE Now Dayton, Jan. (>'.-Mr. W. T. Hamilton, late reller of the New Dayton branch of tho Canadian Bank of Commerce. left on the 30th to take a similar position in the Bank at C'ar-rnangay. Mr. T. H. Evans arrived on the 28th. and is taking Mr. Morgan's place in the bank here, Mr. Morgan succeeding W. T. Hamilton as teller. . .Mr. Frank Smith, brother of Mrs. J. T. McKay, spent a few days here this week, returning to his home in Macleod, with his brother, W. G. Smith, recently arrived from Shanghai, China. Mr. Maynard left tor Calgary on Tuesday night, returning on the 6th. Mr. Maynard leaves shortly for Vulcan, where he takes the poBklon of manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce at that point. A meeting of the ratepayers of the New Dayton School District, No. 2000, was held on Saturday, January 4. The meeting was held chiefly for the purpose of electing a trustee to fill the vacancy left by W. H. Gorrill, whose term expired on January 1. A period of thirty minutes was allowed by the chairman, iu which nominations were to be made. All of the nominees proved to bo ineligible, and, after the allotted time the chairman decided to re-elect Mr. Gorrill without even a nomination. This was objected to by one of the members, and Mr. Gorrill was finally nominated and elected. The entertainment, held in tho church cm Christmas Eve proved to. be a great, success, owing chiefly to tho ardor and faithfulness of Mr. Riches, superintendent of the Sunday school; MVe. L. B. Duncan, who trained tho children in the singing, and Mrs. Johu Cress. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Gordon arrived from East Vancouver on "the 3rd. Mr. Gordon succ&sds Mr. Maynard as manager of the local branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and as temporary manager of the branch at Milk River. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Morrison returned this morning from Lethbridge, where they had been spending several days. � Miss Florence Campbell, of Lethbridge, spent several days in New Da> -ton this week, the guest of Miss Dora Whitsell.. Charles Lafferty took a car-load, of hogs to Calgary on Saturday, A heavy gale in Vancouver on Tuesday did great damage as power, light and telegraph wires were blown down. . A SERIOUS CHARGE Leamington, Ont., Jan. 7.-Charged with committing a statutory offence against Elizabeth Malorte, 13 years of ag-a, daughter of Arthur Malotte.'Gos-field South, Frank Crawford, aged 23, of Colchester South, was brought he-fore Magistrate Legatt, in the Windsor Police court today to answer to the charge. He was remanded for trial. TORONTO BUSINESS MAN DEAD Toronto, Jan'. 7.-William Griffith, one of Toronto's oldest business men and head of the one-time Toronto wholesale grocery bouse of W. & B. Griffith, died today, Mr. Griffith was S5 years old, and was clos-ely identified with the pioneer life of the city. for CHASE &< COFFEES V SEVERE FIRE AT ORILLIA OrilHa, Ont, Jan. 7-The mail build ing of the Canada Refiuing and Smelting Company's plant was burned to? day. The office and adjacent 'buildings, including tho smelter were sav-[ ed. The loss is very heavy, owing to much heavy machinery In the buildings, but it is covered by insurance. Seventy-five arc .out of.employment*" SUtAJj i� TUB mm CHAFE �'SANBORN 74 15 ;