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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, CUT DOWN THE ESTIMATES OF POWER A FINANCIAL WIZARD IN NORTH NUMBER 27. Council Will Now Ad- vertise For Tenders For Plant A special meeting of the council was called last night to consider a report from Engineer Arnold with regard to the proposed power plant. The en- gineer submitted a statement by which the former estimates were cut down considerably. lie suggested Buys Hotel and Land With Forged Cheques JCcirnonton, Jan. arrest at the city police station ax the pres- ent time is a young man who, by his own confession, as one of the most daring forgers that has yet appeared i-i Western Canada'. Not content to deal in small sums, as some of the that if his report was iavorably re- less ambitious, of his class who have ceivod that the city advertise for tea- recently come before the courts, he ders for the complete work with the'has issued cheques-for thousands of exception of the pump. -dollars, bought a hotel at Vegreville, After due consideration of the a farm at Big Island, up the Sas- law the council was of the opinion' katchVwau. anrl even defied the law that it ought to follow any sugges-( to such a-i extent as to get the Crown tion of the men whom they employ' prosecutor himself to make out an SOLDIERS ON PATROL AT BISMARK General Poole Re- fuses To Give Up His Office to advise them. Accordingly the 'agreement of sale for land which he engineer's report "was securing on" forged was adopted and the secretary-trea- tu cap tlie climax he lawyer surer was authorized to advertise for' his work- by moans of another tenders on everything iu connection' cheque. with the power plant with the excep-, The young man., who is 26 years of tion ot" the pump, on March 1st. were put through. D. J. Whitncv and Tenders to'close dressed, good looking, and a smooth talker, comes from Rich- The bylaws relating to street grad-juiond, Q. years ago he was ing and the laying of cement walks sentenced to four years' imprisonment in Edmonton penitentiary for forgery Harbinson at" Wetaskiwin.. About two months appeared before the council lost night! ago he was released on parole, and to solicit a grant for the Lethbridge since that time he has been practis- Poultry and Pet Stock Association. (ing the old business which landed This is the first time assistance has hiai behind prison bars. He has a been asked for but was shown to be'variety of aliases." He is "now known warranted necessity for encour as C. W. Sturt, at Wetaskiwin he was aging poultry raising and the difficul-, sentenced under the name of C. W. ty of financing the association. The Clarke. Other aliases are W. J. members of the council without ex- Higgeiibotha.ni, G-eo. Caldwin, E. Bol- ception regarded the request as being [ton. and M. MacCauley. justifiable and granted the Associa- _________ tion which amount' was granted, by the -Calgary City Council to the j II .1 VA1T show there. IL L, LIUW The Council spent some time ing the proposed coal mining propo- sition on lands near the site of the Dumping station. Hugh Scott relat-, ed the results of some little prospect- ing" which he has been doing. He thought that coal was an uncertain quantity and was doubtful if it would pay to bore. He thought there might be a good supply if no faults were found. i It was stated that ilr. Stafford, a' mining- superintendent, had abandoned that district as not being a good pro- position, AUl, Hu tion thought there, Frank Bismark, N.D. Jan. spite of a court injunction, an armed guard of state militia patrolled the capital ust night, and it will remain on duty pdidiig settlement of the legal controversy regarding the relative iehts of General T, "H, Poole and !ot. A. P. Peake. General Poole was retinal by Governor Burke, but the General refuses to give up the office. The militia was called out yesterday after General Poole had re-entered tht capiiol.. and taken possession of his "office, from which he had beeii ousted'.the preceding" day. Poole was placed under military arrest by the Governor, and' is constructively con- fined to his quarters at the North- Hotel. The orders for the com- mander of the State Guard are issued directly by- Governor Burke as com- mander in chief of the State Guard. The district court has granted an injunction forbidding Peake or other persons from interfering with Poole in the discharge- of the duties of his office. WEBB CAN NOT EARTHQUAKES BE FORCED BACK Effort To Deport N. D, Man Unsuccess- ful O'-er Webb, the Alinot. N.D.. man from prison, in that place, where he was serving a term for selling liquor in a prohibition State and who was discovered here by the ALL OVER THE WORLD In South America, North America and Europe Washington, B.C., Jan. distinct earthquake shocks have been recorded by the seismograph at the and Geodic Survey Magnetic servatory at Cheltenham, Md.. dur- the past 24 hours. KANSAS AFTER THREW WIFE ALBERTA RED Sent Us the Seed, Now .They Want Some From Us local police, came befqre Judge, Stuart Sari Salvador. Jan. !2.-Several earthquake shocks were felt here last yesterday in connection habeas corpus proceedings taken by his-law- year, C. F. Harris, to prevent his -deportation., Ira migration. De- partment; through'A. E. Humphries, took proceedings to could to his "home, but -'shevwas 'so "badly frozen there is very" little hope ,of her recovery. Coles reV fused to make- a" charge against her husband, and so far no' arrest' has been made. Coles "is being- kept -un- der surveillance by lice, who s are prepared -to his arrest in-case Mrs, Coles dies. fudgment was sriven for without costs. councillors of was not enough cool on the property j Frank were elected by acclamation, to pay the city or a company to do namely Dr. G. H. JIalcolrnson, S. J.' development work. j Watson Jaque Whelen On the other hand the city will re- quire for the power plant about thir-j The election in Blalrmore resulted ty tons per clay anrl if coal could be jn electing Thomas Fryer (contract- foui.d so" near at hand it .would be T. Merreno and Mr. good investment. tuutcl. H. L.von, the celebrated claim- The memlvers of the council thought, ant of the Blairmorf townsite was in it advisable to'do a little prospecting! ihc jieui v.tis "defeated by 9 ma- and will endeavor to procure a 90-jjOrhv. day option on the propei'ty and ap-' Owing to the extreme cold and propriated the sun of SI.000 or so J stormy weather the public school has much of that amount as is required i been closed for a week, to be devoted to "the work of pros- j Dr. G-. H. Malcolmson has imported pecting the property for a supply of j X-Rays machine for use in coal for the city. the Frank Hospital. In this way the matter will be set-j Louis Lablanc, proprietor of thej tied for-all time to come. v Hillcrest Hotel, having been Sned! _______________' twice for violating the liquor laws! Government ownership of telephones has brought about a-reduction in rates in this city. Commencing with the beginning of the year the charge for business telephones was reduced from to The rate for residence telephones is reduced from to The reduction not affect contracts made at the but as soon as these expire renewals can be made at the reduced rate. In this city there are many applications for the manager finds it impossible to keep up with the heavy demand. However, applicants will get their connections just as rapidly ,as phones can be secured and lines -strung. The local exchange is growing so rapidly that it will not be long before the equipment have to be increased, and a larger building secured. An' Edmontcn despatch to The Herald today In a characteristic way, quietly and effectively, without blowing of trumpets, an important innovation has been made in the Government Telephone System. OD January 1st there came into effect a wide plan of readjustment in telephone rentals "and tolls. Hon. Mr. Gushing, Minister of Public Works, under whose capa- ble direction this important provincial enterprise is operated, said today in reply to enquiry-Jby a Herald rep- There is really little to say about the matter. For the past four months, we have been considering the question of readjustment, and I have gone carefully into the'matter. Tnis readjustment, which went into effect January will mean a reduction in Tates orr exchange? formerly operated -by the- Seii Telephone, with the exception of exchanges with over .subscribers, where the same rates will be-main-- tamed on business telephones. But there will be a reduction in'all exchanges upon telephones in private residences." TABER COUNCIL'S FIRST MEETING Committees Named By Mayor -Electric Light Service DISCOVERED SKELETONS: Telegraph Creek, B.C., -Jan.- party of prospectors arrived-here di- rect- tributary of the Liad nottheast of Telegraph Creek. They left Edmonton -last Charlie McLeod, who guided, the party.-- through, lay _thef others "of- the party, of the finding" of the skeletons of two men 90 miles up the Napanm river.. He-is positive the .remains arc those of his Frank and Willie, who, wit'- "Kohert Weir, start-" ed from Port Simpson in, ther-fall of 1904, and went up the Kapanni pros- pecting. AT GOLEMAN. pecial to The, Heralds AltaV Jan. 12: Alex. the new town, council last night there Cameron, P. G-. Graham1 and J. 0. C. were present 3Iayor. Douglas, Clerk Taber, Jan. At the meeting of ASK PREMIER TO OPEN NEW SCHOOL Board Of Education Holds An Important Meeting PLACE FOR UNEMPLOYED. London, Jan. Bishop of Mooscmee has advised the Home Government to purchase a tract of ainst him has sold out to C. Bur- rows and of Colenian: A strike was pending .at Hiibrest in his diocese wherein to place iminc Saturday on account ,.f a unemployed. Lord Strathcona told j him he- had been trying to convince the -Government of the value of tho idea for seven years. j reduction in wages but has U-cn tem- porarily settled. T. A. MacLcan of Hillcrust lias been temporarily appointed for that town. Justiiv of >RESIDENT OF HARVARD. CHURCH MUST PAY. due on the and has two other charges laid ag-] The board met irt special meeting last night to receive the re- port of .the supply committee regard- ing the furnishings for the new school Tenders were put in by several lo- cal concerns but the committee did not decide to accept either of the tenders as it was -thought advisable for the .members of the committee to inspect the articles of furniture so that the very best of material could bo .obtained. Without any formal .motion to that effect, it was; unanimously de- cided to purchase as much furniture from local firms as possible, thus making the money of "the taxpayers to circulate amongst themselves. dwintcrment took place today, a NEGRO CHARGED WITH MURDER j Onc very dis" three year old girl being taken from, Windsor, Jan. 13.-Jeremiah Jack-russed was the of a room the-ruins alive "and uninjured after'son, a negro. 36 years of age, was bc knmvn As -an "Emergency" sixteen days' burial. There was no rested at Puce, a village Smiles to bc kcjl for a possibility of. the girl having had of 'here, on a charge of attempted nourishment, and it is believed that murder. It is alleged that he burned part of the time she was catnleptic. ibo house of another negro. Thomas Boston, Jan, The corporation, The arrears of taxes of Harvard College today sent to the Cochrane ranch before it was taken overseers of the "college the name of over by the Mormon Church, were Abbott Lawrence Lowell, professor of ordered" to be the church rcs- the science of government, as their terday before Justice Stuart. The choice as president of the college to chxircK will have to look to the for- mcr owners property if it is to receive all or part of the amount succeed Prof. Chorles W. Eliot. ALIVE IN THE RUINS. Rcggio. Jan. extraordinoiy 3 in arrears. Gaiter, because the latterJs .15 year NOMINATIONS AT CRANBROOK. old daughter refused to elope with Cranbrook, B.C.. Jan. him. tions for mayor and councillors are as follows P. Fink. ac-i clamation. Hyde Bak- Now LIBELLED JOHN D. York.- Jan. Mer- er, James Ryan, Joseph Jackson, Gco. lili. S. S. Carvalho and Edward S. Johnson. James Henderson, P. DC- Clark, officers of the Star Company, "vere Hunt. S. J. Mighton. James Fin- winch, publishes Wm. R. Hearst's Gilles, J. D. Mibreck. nc-wbpaper, the New York American. p were today found guilty criminal Vancouver. B.C., Jan, libol on a charge preferred by John Sloan. M.P., left here for the East D. Pvockofcller, jr.. and technically today. It is said "he will decline, on committed to the Tombs prison. reaching Ottawa, to arrange a deal whereby he will resign his scat to One thousand cases of smallpox are give a seat to Mr. Templornan. reported in Guatemala City. of sudden illness, such as faint- ness amongst the scholars or for the temporary resting of a child hurt in play. this room is to bc placed a table, some chairs, and. a-snfa. cov- ered with some sanitary material that will always remain clean "and not given to the rearing 'of internal menflgeriew.'" Tt was suggested too that this room might be used by the doctor when milking his visits to the children to. examine the health'of the school. FURNITURE FOR N'EW SCHOOL The supply committee presented to the Board an estimate of what they .thought necessary expenditure for the complete furnishing thereupon a mo- tion wns mode by Dr. Stowart, read- the estimate of furniture! for the new schools as furnished by] condition. The concrete would be the Supply Cotumiltee be adopted necessary, said 3Ir. -Fleetwood, be- ililJer, Solicitor Wallace, and Coun- cilmerTDavis, Campbell. Wood and Haynes- The absentees were Beck v... and-Smith.." Cousins Hall was granted the use of the Clans on the night of the loth Insi., to-celebrate the "anniversary- of the great, lyric poet, Bobby Burns. The mayor named the following slate for committeemen, each commit- tee being authorized to name its own chairman: j Finance and Havnes. Colpman Village Council forM909. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. United States Senator-- Heyburn [of fdaho has Senator Perkins, of California ..has brt'n re-elected.'" A prohibition hill the _Sen- ate of Tennessee, "The'brown tail alterable has_ beep, discovered in ery at Davis, Smith -McL'ean'. at, jEthelbert, and license and Police. Davis. Beck and I coots for selling liquor "affer hours The Territory lor representation T the and that "they purchase as tHey deem i cause there was a slight fear ,of mois- advisahle." This motion was car- i ture, which however, would not mat- Fleetwood, re- the matter of the ried. The chairman, f erred again to blinds, and asked what differences lo- cal men bad ruadejn quoting on the double and single shades. "The "ques- tion could not be answered quite clear ly as the tendei-s from one of the tradesmen could not be' understood, but finally the conclusion was ai'rived at that the cost of the double system ivas not much above the cost of the ...However, no Definite decision was tnade, and it was suggestou that the Board send to Toronto and obtain both designs and patterns so that the best be obtained. Dr. Stewart put "Jhc following resolution to the Board "That the subject ot blinds be left until the chairman of the Sup- ply Committee has heard from Tor- onto thus enabling the committee to report to the Board more fully." Dr. Galhraith then reported regard- ing his investigation of the best me- thods of medical examination in the schools. The following report had The respective value of concrete and hardwood floor the basement play rooms then occupied the attention-of the Board for some time. This had I ter if the flooring was placed "as pro- Haynes. Fire. Water and Wght. Davis, Smith and Beck.' "Relief. Wood Campbell and Haynes. Works and property. Wood. Beck i and Campbell. Mr.- Johnson then asked if anything enses for 1908 had been paid. Federal Parliament will "be Afield (on January J9trt, 5' ;-V is understood !all .the- petitions j abandoned by mutual consent." 1 he treasurer reported that all he- Vr- 1 js- thought the con- in February.-- John H. the believed this matter jlaDor were presented and referred to Agricultural thV-House at once as In committee on Finance. Of at "the age probability this room'would need toj letter addressed to the council Saskatoon5 ratepayers- be used almost as soon as th-j school from Prof. Scott, a moving picture i to buy n site for fair" and- had been done about the auditorium! A number of small ..accounts for seating as he should be settled was opened, at the opanJng perhaps, man, was read by Solicitor Wallace, So that this matter might 1-u arrang- setting forth, the ungentlemanly treat- T'K'T'Q 'I ri-rt' Ant; -n a to erect bxiiidin.gs.J-- Thos. Wilson i recently ,from the board 'to' ment accorded him from Manager j States, was sentenced j V) --two 'years consider a resolution to this effect, of the Canada Coal Co., "That the Supply Committee be em-! in refusing to supply him with elec- and a half in pjrison for forgery-: at Fernie. "T powered to arrange fur 2.VD opera chairs in series of .four and in addition ordinary chairs tit the es- timated cost of This was approved of ;m-l the mo- tion was carried. PREMIER TO OPEX S-'-OmX trictty to run his moving picture ma- The of. South- Carolina chine Manager Shirts, of the Opera unanimously adopted a House presented the letter and as a'commending Senator' Tillman and citizen and ratepayer askod the coun- what term- cil to protect him from this ed vindictive, and sensational Councillor Campbell was loud in'and malicious attacks of the -Presi- j his denunciation of the treatment at-'dent of the United States in his jreck- forded ilr. Shins and furthermore i Jess methods." To supplement the motion at condemned with forcible but'plain j a former meeting regarding the ocle- who are to attend the conven- language tV inadequate electrical ser-J i'or blotting out the vicc meted out to the town. He forcing the ignition of other adjoining tion to be held did not- propose fo -stand-it- any buildings." longer. The sentiments of moved "and passed delegates to the S. B. convention interview the Premier of Alberta -and invite huh to opea the new school. Premier Ru- therford, through some error on the1 said Mr. Ki Agent Mitchell the; and Campbell j the three train crews were" highly evidently been thrashed out before.! MY. Fleetwood remarked lhat he for most of the Board understood would make it his special pleasure'.'to ni nnor oi tne poori part of the Deputy Minister o' Edu- light service and also the kicks of the cation did not receive the invitation peoplo directly interested. He intend sent to him for the Stone laving, but decision had been made in fa- wait upon the Premier awl ask him vor of o floor consisting of joists torecleem ji promise made to TO placed to position in rough concrete' the opening. With the unanimous and then to be covered by maple, this being. tho best wearing .material and would present a surface easily cleans, ed and easy to bn kept in a sanitary vote on this the meeting of, the. Board were acquiesed in by all present mem- complimented for their services ren- burs of the council. .Mayor Douglas' dered. The council" was in their approval of thanking ,the mayor- and council and fire department of Leth-. 1.ridge interest .they manifest- ed in our behalf. The secretaryHrea- surer was therefore instructed to'jcom municato forthwith to the "Lethbridge council, our -appreciation to them for their attempted willing- ness and will liquidate expense incurred by them in breaking.; their engine or if re- quest it- ed that service could not be received the council may be compelled to order the removal of the poles from the streets. Mr. Daxis jmid a glowing tribute of praj.se to W. J. W. Kilgrow for his faithfulness and never-faltering was concluded.the next meeting to be; energy in furnishing tanks of water on the last Friday of this month, thej to the burning buildings on Friday lust, also to the bucket brigade ;