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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta ThurHtlay, January 0,1913. THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Pace 3 Lethbridge Had Its Share of Crime in the Year Past Fofhos, under the, supervision of Secretary-Treasurer Uobinson, and your police force in now 'devctcd entirely to the enforcing of the law and order within the city limits. For this reason the statistics given below deal exclusively with police matters, and I would ask th.it you look to the recently instituted license department l'or I.' e report on licenses and pound. The following Is a summarised account of the cases tried in ths city police court during .the twelve months in Question: '  Under the City Bylaws Drunk ..........'..'.'........''' T5 Drvnk and disorderly ......... 259 DlF'irderly conduct ............ ''� Conducting business without license ...................... H lisivg abusive and insulting landings .................. " Avowing cows at-larse ...-...... - Asmnutt on peace o'ftcer  �.....- t. Allowing vicious dog at large . ; 2 "Upinfj obscene IuitKU'ige ....... Allov'iug dog at largo � Causing a disturbance ........ 41 Indecent exposure ............. 1 Kccpiiif; house of ill-rams ...... 11. Inmates of house of ill-fame---- US Frequenting house of ill-fame �  27 Malicious.damage, to property .. :; Vagrancy................. * Assault ........................ ;' Allowing horse at .large ....... -1 Ol.istructins? flic. sJ Escaping from lawful custody .. � ' Theft......................... 72 .VTcquentiug n disorderly house 2 Korgery ...................... False pretenses ............... 18 Hurgiary ..................... 13 'Perjury ...................... - c, Attempted suicide ...... ...... 1 bite.' iug opium in possession' .'... 1 Indecent assault ............... 2 Attempted robbery............. 1 Non-support of family.......... 1. Attempted robbery from person 1 Beng in possession of stolen property ................... 4 Vi 'r.-; abusive and insulting language .....v----............ 2 Jiftaining unlawful possession .. 1 Shooting with intent to kill .... o Thr?ff. from person ............. (! Misappropriation of funds...... !l lOnticing dog away from owner.. 1 Krun'.r and disorderly .......... 17'.: Disorderly conduct............. 2 Causing disturbance ........... 2 Trespass and malicious damage to property .................. 1 Malicious damage to property .. -3 Kidi-nppiflg ................... 2 Threatening to shoot .......... 1 Buggery.................. 1 Unla-'Vfully pointing revolver at person...................... 1 House breaking................ 2 Begging without a certificate .. 1 Operating a gambling device ... 1 Gnmb'ing ..................... 1 Assaulting a peace officer____.. i Assault with intent to commit grevious bodily harm ........ S Aggravated assault............ 3 Keering house of ill-fame ..... fi Inmate .of'house of ill-fame ____ 35 Frequenting house cf ill-fame .. 18 Carrying concealed weapons ... 3 Attempted theft............... 1 Keeper of common gaming hous� 1 Frequenter of common gaming house........................ 12 Bigamy...................... 1 Using obscene language........ 1 Attempt to commit fraud ...... 2 Total.- ....................... 541 Under the Provincial Ordinances Violation of Lord's Day Act .... Helling'liquor without licenss. .. 17 'Drunk while interdicted........ Serving liriuor to interdicted persons ........................ 1 Xo.ii-payment of '.wages ........ 57 Driving auto without license .. 4 Driving auto without the light TO-.iuired by law .,............ . 10 Unlawful]j- keeping liquor for saie.................-.  ' 1 Ga:a|jl!ug on 'licensed premises.. I? S: ;-.pp-ing liciuor to lmlianfi .... I I '!",)!'(!: t onlrary (o Indian Act .. � 1 rTi.vi^'; ijpl�m r.. jjOHriessic.ii ... .1 li :'.= att!u;V tjiiarantiuc ......... ,2 Selliiig iviii: falsely market! ... li liroah/fig'tsoBlrdct.............. 1 Tor.A)x...................... 15J2 Jjntler iho Rsliv/ay Act Slei-i'iiul' lu a box cur ..'....... 5 Dis'.;rd-:-Vy '.-ancluct on train .... S ln(icf.eiit|e::;josu;\: cm iraia..... | 1 s ;:t!:l'.;.26. This period, tliarofore, shows a percentage of 42.^ of the number or cases tried for the whele year, or an average cf 208.U per month, as against a monthly average for the balance of'ths year of 84.2. The amount of money collected during 'the year in fines alone, and paid into the secretary-treasurer, shows a total of $5,4 07.40, plus cash in the hands of the police department. Dec. 81bI, S127.25, a grand total of $5,234.-05. 1 Of this amount $2,509.50 has 'been imroEtd and collected during my term of otiico (October, ^November and Do-cumber). This period again shows n marked increase over tho monies collected during the- balance cf tho year, tlie percentage being approximately 4!.i.�(!5 of the total for the whole year, (.. 8(5(1.50 per month, as against a monthly average for the balance, of the year of ?2�2.7ii. Owing to the many difficulties mentioned at the commencement of my report, 1 "feel that this is as far as I can safely go in connection with the yearly report. In the records oi woi'W done previous to ...my. .arrival, I do not find anv satisfactory account of the multitudinous matters that come under the department "of police, such as the amount of lost, stolen ami recovered property, reports of accidents fatal and otherwise,, the number of windows and doors found unloc'ted during the night, premises safeguarded during the absence of the owners, and other things too numerous to ineiit'on. I n.'a^i' say, however, that an accurate record is now beinu; kept under these heads, and the following are a few particulars covering the three months from October 1st inclusive. Doors Found Open Du;'iig the months of October, No-i'.'iiiber and December, 1012, 62 doors were found open during the iukIiI by patrolmen in the city limits. Owners were advised, and cautioned to be careful to sec that their premises art-kept secured ''gainst thices. It is very desirable that the .owner:; and lessees of premises should 'give this matter their attention, as there is nothing that gives ere-ilcr opportunity to inc. casual thief, or offers !-;r>n ordinary nature which are handled in the course of the year. 'Property Recovered From October 1st to December 31st, your police department'..was directly fc-sponiiible for the recovery, oi 'The Family Friend for aq yen.T.!' A never wil'.iw relief. Stf ,.itinp CsugJ). �1,835.25 of lost and stolen property, the amount undiscovered heinu; only $(i(j4.0(.i. .Serious Accident.'; During my term oE office, four accident;; of a serious nature, have hecn brought to tha attention of the police, these being as follows :- J October 25th : Antoni Syabodos and wife thrown i,ut of a rig while driving along Kir-.t avenue south. Mrs. Syabodos was seriously injured, and wa^ taken in charge by Constable Mel lor and removed to the Gait hospital. For some time Mrs. Syabodos' condition -vas considered to be .serious, but, I am pleased to report that she ultimately recovered. December 13th : V. A. Kelly, of Taper, and Ernest A. Ellis, oi 294 Alfred avenue, Winnipeg, fell oit the C.l'.R. bridge. Kelly was unfortunately killed, and Ellis seriously injured. lOllis was removed to the Gait hospital and was there attended by Drs. DeVeber and Campbell. It was not, considered necessary to hold an inquest on the death of Kelly. December 2()tli.: Samuel Decker, of (150 Sivth street south, an Austrian Jew, 40 years of age, in business in the city as merchant, committed suicide in the basement of his residence by hanging. Found by City Constable Dodds at 9:10 a.m. Coroner A. E. Humphries attended, hut no in-qu(-st was held. Coronev took over possession of valuables of deceased. December 21st : While working during the night on the premises of the. Western Supply and Equipment Co., of this city, George Rcer, and Patrick Coulters were overcome bv the natural ga:. with which the building was equipped. Roth men were removed to the Gait hospital, and I am pleased to report their ultimate recovery af-U-r their condition had been pronounced -erimis. Police Strike During October To cover tbio matter 1 bog to quote the following extract from my monthly report to your honorable committee, for the month of October | "In view oi the fact that my arrival here on the 10th of October was followed so quickly by some little trouble amongst the men, I feel that a.'iy report from mc would be altogether incomplete without some mention being made in connection with the cause and effect of the disturb.wen." 'in the interest of the department, and in order to facilitate matters iywards the high efficiency which I desired to obtain, I made arrangements for the employment of Mr-. J. Skelton, of Toronto, to. fill the vacant position as inspector. I did not take this step without due consideration, iind after a careful summing up of the then existing members oi the force, I was reluctantly compelled to come to the conclusion that their numbers did not contain a single individual who approached anywhere near to the standard I desired, either in qualifications or deportment. My action in engaging the services of Inspector Skelton met with some objection from Sergeant Brown,, with the resu't that, his instigation, file whole of the members .of the force, with tiie exception of Police Court Clerk W. S. Pearson, handed, in their uniforms cn the evening of Sunday, October the 20th. Their conduct was particularly reprehensible in view of the fact that, .the per:od oi the International Dry-Farming Congress was then commencing, and the only conclusion that can be drawn is that they intended to throw the city in a defenceless condition, and rely on the particular need for peace ofTct-rs as a weapon in their hands with which to enforce their demands. Ian: pleased to say, however, thru with the exception of a few hours, thnir action in this, matter did not cause any serious inconvenience. On 'the following morning Sergeant Kroniug reported for duty and before the day had elapsed live of the delinquents had resumed'duty. I lr/ight also mention that I received petitions from several of the. remaining e.\-mem!iers, but as in. the meantime 1 have received six men from Calgary, through the courtesy of Chief Constable A. Cuddy, and as the applicants were not men in whom 1 could p'ace reliance, I refused to reinstate them." In spite oi the manv .difficulties that have been experienced, I am pleased to report that the department is now in first class shape. Some difficulty has been experienced in the securing of really good and experienced men, and several changes' have had to be made in order to arrive at the standard of efficiency which I considered necessary. I lvm pleased to say that these diiliculties are now apparently disappearing, and 1 believe T can truthfully state, that the department is now ..on a sound and efficient basis. Tiie strength of the force stands at IS individuals,, including mvself, Inspector Skelton, and Court Clerk Pearson. I would again repeat the request; made' in my monthly reports of November and December, and respectfully ask that permission be granted for the engagement oi nn cx-, tra. man for station duty. Til's, I assure �--ou, is imwtlvc, particularly in viaw of the very much higher percentage of work going thi'ou-h t' c department during the last few months. T wish to tender nn- thnn''s to all concerned for the assistance that has been eiv;ni to me since taking over the duties of Chief Constable, and trust-ins this report will, under the particular circumstances mentioned, meet with vour approval, I have the honor to he, r.ontlemen, Your obedient, servant, W It. Davis, Chid Constable. JANUARY CLEARANC In Full Swing at SIMPSON'S Never in the History of thin City have the price* of reliable merchandise been mi so low. This January sale is really a slaughter of all former prices, regardless of cost or profit. We are bound to unload everything in the line-Winter Dry (ioods. Furs, and Ready-to-wear Garments in one grain! effort, at prices fhat will stagger competition. So come along and test the money-saving feature of this sale. Fine Wool Dress Goods on the Bargain Counter HEAVY TWILL SERGES-52 inches wide, in all colors; the regular price SqC was $1.25. January Sale ....... ( FINE FRENCH TWILL SERGES-52 inches wide, in pretty Shades; brown, blue, cardinal and green; Ile:;nlar price \^i> 75 cents. January Sale.......... 42-INCH HABIT CLOTH-In grey, blue and brown; the regular price was (10c. �Inmiary Sale Price.............. * EXTRA FINE SILK AND WOOL MATERIAL'S-In light shades, for afternoon house, dresses; tan, pearl srey, apricot, reseda, burnt orange, and saxe blue; regular price was $1.50. (i>1 January Sale Price..............-PXAHJ 36-INCH MESSALINE SILKS-for dresses, in black and colors; regular value jbj �J1.35; January Sale Price........ 36-INCH SKINNER'S HEAVY SATINS-In black and rich colorings; regular �Q $1.7 Sale price, yard, Save Money on Boys' and Girls' Hosiery Two Lines that are Exceptional Values WORSTED WOOL RIBBED HOSE Heavy and strong for boys' wear. Sizes 7 to 10; price per pair ..................... " CHILDREN'S RIBBED HOSE- All cashmere, double knee. Sizes 5% to SVfe. Sale pries per Pair.................... -0t* Rich Fur Muffs and Neck Pieces at and Below Wholesale Prices $95.00 MINK MUFFS $72.50 Sale price........... 90.00 MINK MUFFS $70.00 Sale price........... ^ $38M,?pprfSIAN LAMB $25.00 MUFFS for.......... 1 $100 MINK NECK jjjy.- (|() THROWS; sale price *!'� $60.00 PERSIAN LAMB a-ix (U\ NECK PIECES for ... 'P40'"" $37.00 ISABELLA FOX i\f\ MUFF; sale price ... $90.00 MINK THROWS JjJJQ^OQ Sells price........... $45.00 BLACK FOX ajo� MUFF; Sale price .. .. $30 GREY WOLF MUFF jj^O 00 3iC price.....>( $35 ISABELLA FOX *.>J |Ul THROW; sale price ,p-'1'vw $45.00 BLACK FOX ANIMAL irPz>........... $30.00 GREY WOLF ANI- tgt>a Alt MAL THROW; price Marmot, Seal and Squirrel Muffs and Throws at. Fully as Great Reductions Here's where we slaughter Tweed and Cloth Coat Prices $30 Fine Cloth Germain Made f|a January Sale Price........... �?-!--.VU $16 and $18 Tweed Coats- sr knfc lining, for ................ -�px.-u $1.25 MOCHA WOOL LINED MITTS 05^. For............................ Wool Knit Goods' Down With Look over these prices on Wool Dresses ready to wear $13.00 $20.00 SERGE DRESSES- , Sale price................ $17.50 SERGE AND FANCY DRESSES; Sale price..... $11.50 $12.00 SERGE AND PANAMA (�0 ka DRESSES; Sale price...........'po,'JV $10.00 SERGE AND PANAMA DRESSES; Sale price.......... Boys' and Girls' Lined Gloves and Mitts $1.00 GIRLS' MOCHA MITTS, with fur top; sale price ............... 95c BOYS' MOCHA MITTS ijca^. Sale price ...................... * 40c BOYS' SCOTCH KNIT GLOVES oa, Sale price....... ............ OVCt 35c GIRLS' RINGWOOD GLOVES iyxc Any color; Sale price........... - AVIATION CAPS $2.,00 Aviation Caps $1.25 Sale price........... $1.50 Aviation Caps $1.00 Sale price ........... $1.25 Aviation Caps !)0C Sale price............ SQUARE' WOOL KNIT SHAWLS $1.50 Lines, selling $1.20 At................... ,J- $1.25 Lines selling At.............. 95c Prices AH Come a Crash WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S SWEATER COATS $7.50-Ladies'. Sweater tfcr O.j Coats for _____....... ^ * $5.00 Ladies' Sweater $3 95 ' Coats for.......... * $2.50 Girls' Sweater (Jii ft" Coata for ...........$�.JO Also cut prices on Boys' Sweaters CIRCULAR SHOULDER SHAWLS $3.00 Fancy Circular q>i> Shawls; Sale pries .. $2.50 Fancy Circular d; t i\x Shawls; sale price ... P-1-"*' Gent's Gloves and Underwear At the Low-ist Prices You've ever met for Quality Goods Standard EXTRA FINE MOCHA GLOVES $2.50 values selling $1,95 at $1.75 values, selling at.............. $1.50 values, selling "' at..............---- $1.40 $1.20 $1.35 Fine Cape Gloves, with knitted wool linings. Oil Sale price.......... $2.25 Fine Silk and Wool Underskirts and Drawers- hp. Per garment.........'r ' $2.00 Heavy Ribbed Fine Quality Shirts and Drawers. a�-| Sale price, each......�TA-�J Leather Hand Bags and Purses $5.00 All Leather Bags $3 OA Sale price .____,*Pa*^w. $4.50 All Leather Bags $3,75 Sale price..........;�*!, . $2.00 All Leather Bags jej 3^ Sale price............ $1.50 All Leather Bags $^^10 Sale price............v * $3.00 All Leather. Bags Sale price #2.25 Piles of Remnants at Little Price Remnants of Dress Goods, Silks, Ginghams, Wrapperettes, KimbnarfGloths, broideries and Laces. Come and look them over. S Prints, Linens, Em- ;