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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 16, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. Lethbridge, Alberta. Thursday, .January 16, 1013 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 30 TAFFORDVILLE WILL AGAIN APPROACH CITY COUNCIL o- Think They Were Not Treated Fairly-Will Prepare Information TENANTS' VOTES Councillors Strongly Opposed-Too Many Outside Petitions Being Circulated ? ? > ? ? ^ > **� ** * > I woman coming on London, Jaw. 16/. - Ah important milestone toward the recognition of woman's daring-was passed yesterday at a meeting held by the fellows of the IRoyal Geographical 'Society, when it was decided that, in future women would be eligible as fellows of the society. ? ? : > : > ? : ? Winning, Jan. -A Grain > Exchange cable from Loudon ? says: "It is declared here on ? authoritativo sources tliat > Turkey has surrendered Ad- ? rianople.'' > ! ' * ! c* ? > > > * > > > > : > > '' levees breaking again Lawreuceburg, Ind., Jan. 10.-A .serious break in the levee early today flooded a large portion of the lower pari of this cty, and drove many of the residents from their beds .for safety. The court house, churches and several houses are filled with refugees today. LIGHTEN MILLIONS ESTIMATE The village council of Stafford met last night and decided to again interview Lethbridge city council in reference to anexation. There was some very plain talking members of tine council thinking ths.f the city had hardly dealt courteously with the vil- j * lage in ignoring the petition until the ? very day the new .charter was sent > to Edmonton. There was consider- > able opposition to again meeting the * city but in the end good judgment > prevailed and a statement of tllvc vil- pared and other information compiled *> with a view to showing the city coun- �5* oil that Staffordville is not so big a ' "white elephant" as some of the aldermen seem to think. The secretary was instructed to write a Winnipeg firm in reference to fire apparatus. . The Natural Gas company will bo asked to produce their authority for laying pipes through the municipality. Water Works Extension Tenders were opened for the ox-tension of the water service to outlying houses in the village arid Hardle-ville, the contract being awarded to McAdoo & Vanliorn. It was decided to open a proper register for vital statistics which will'ba kept at the town hall. Councillor YaBelenak was appointed OF ASSESSMENT FOR 1913 > > ? *> *> * ? > * > liberal acclamations ? Ayerscliff, Que., Jau. 15.- A. J. Bisouette, Liberal, was elected by acclamation today at the bye-election. In Stan-stead county, to. fill his father's seat in the provincial legislature. Added Area Will Give Two Millions, Older Parts Increase Three Million Farmers Present From All Parts of the South Country SEED FAIR Will be Held Friday - Department Officials Delighted With the Results uranium still on rocks all attempts to remove it failing Although the question of the new city limits which will bound Greater Lethbridge, was discussed in connection with the new city charter, the change in the limits as decided upon by the council will be asked for as an amendment to the old city charter, the amendment to take effect immediately it is approved by the legislature. This statement was made to the Herald this morning by Mayor liardio, and clears up a doubt which has existed as to whether the new area added would be assessed for municipal nurroses this year. Two amendments will therefore he made to the old charter at the coming session. The first will deal with the city limits and will give the city a greater area under the whole charter. The other amendment will really be a new charter to replace the Halifax, N. S., Jan. 10.-No further attempt was made to float the ........ ... . _ Uranium at high tide this morn ng, _ to tie licgnsesi and.'�san.jt'ary- committee as it was not considered worth doing old, but this- will-.not' come into eland JTfi.. Sumtfervi�; waterworks, fire so after the"Ta11ted;-./'b1'ii/,tne various fect until Jan. 1, 19.14, when com-uivl property. ' � previous attempts,- 'tli'e. combined ef- missioners will take office. It was decided to have the streets forts- of the' steamers and tugs yes- By extending the limits immediate-numbered and -proper 'signs painted terday afternoon were, just as uh-. iy; and assessing the new area,-Lethal once i availing as the previous efforts, bridge will have an assessment of Actainfif Tenant's Franrhir* I Shortly after giving-the signal to $18,000,000 for all purposes without Against Tenants i-rancnise , puU ^ cab]es attache(1 to both 'of a heavy increase over the 1912 as-There was a discussion on the ac- the boats broke and the ebb 0f the sessment. The assessment for all tion of Lethbridge council giving ten- tide did not permit of readjusting the purposes last vear was $13,000,000. ants the franchise and the sentiment hawsers. The new area will eive an assessii�nt was strongly against it. It was re-, Captain H. B. Saunders, Lloyd's of approximately $2,000,000, leaving yarded as unfair discrimination  agent at New York, who superintend- only an increase of $3,000,000 assess-against the mnn who owns property ed the floating of the Royal George, ment on the old area. This is some-and has a stake in the community, .arrived at Halifax yesterday, as also what less than 25 per cent. Obnoxious Petitions Staffordville is apparentfy overrun 1 did R. C. Vaughan, .assistant to the third vice-president of the C. N. R. with men seeking namesTo'dlrectories jH}8' n[$M met- S M. � Brook- and petitions. Objections was taken ^..J^'I^^L^^^ySSt to men seeking names for a petition The eight acres under dispute in North Lethbridge will be included in 1913 under a city limits' amendment. Magrath, Jan. 10.-The short course school continues to draw immense crowds, the attendance yesterday being in the very close neighborhood of seven hundred people; Farmers are here from Warner, Milk River and New Dayton, while Stirling and Raymond are well represented. About fifteen were present from Cardston, and the Cochrane ranch districts have contributed live contingents. Today Clydesdales were discussed in the agricultural tent, and Miss Stiv'en continued her . lectures and demonstrations in doinestic science. This evening a dairy lecture will he given by Prof. G. W-> Scott, assistant provincial dairy.  commissioner. This meeting was made necessary on account of the large Attendance of ladies at the day meetings. Last evening a largely attended dance was given by the local entertainment com- I m it Ice in the Electric, theatre. Yesterday dairy cattle and hogs were the topics of the agricultural school, J. J. Carlyle treating the former and C. E. Lewis the latter, , George Thompson, a prominent local ' breeder, supplied the hogs used in scoring. The students manifested "much interest-'aiiiJ'.'en^usias-m in the lectures and judging,/ and the officir I als are highly pleased. I On Friday the seed fair will be held, and in the tent the judging competitions will take place, this being necessary on account of the offi-cialS desiring to leaverfor Taber on Saturday morning's train. The competition will undoubtedly be interesting, as some line judges of live stock are being developed as a result . of the school. i The meeting with the Minister of [Agriculture as the chief speaker Friday evening will form a fitting cli- IS BADLY GLUTTED gilt-edged offerings largely left on the underwriters' hands London, Jan. 1(5.-The Bank of Montreal issues tomorrow four hundred thousand pounds sterling of Quebec four and a half per cent, debentures at par. Seventy-three per cent, of tho million and a quartersterling of Grand Trunk railway 4 per cent, bonds have been left with the underwriters, who also take over eighty-one per cent, of Queensland's issue of two million sterling four per cent, inscribed stock. The market appears glutted even with gilt-edge issues Such as above. WILL PROBABLY COMPLETE LETHE ?.1DGE-WEYBURN LINE -o .;. > * .> v v THE INITIAL TEST SPLENDIDLY o- Fire Chief and Other Officials Were Greatly Pleased at the Showing ? > ? * * > : > *> ? : * ? : * alas, poor woman! Interpretation Placed On Despatch by Men Who Have Watched Work WHAT IT MEANS Opens Up Big Field to Lethbridge Supply Houses ~ Fine Country max. for hotels in North Lethbridge, a separate municipality and also to the representatives of the business men's directory. Steps will be taken to atop outside petitions from being circulated. WILL PROBE INTO mg company, together with C. BriS ter and Son, who made a proposal to float the steamer. If the .'same' is accepted, as seems probable, some repairs will be made to her how. The weather continues fine1 with little sea-jThe Lady Laurier was instructed tiy C. H. Harvey of the Marine and Fish-f'eries Department, to stand by � through the night. A life boat from | Duncan's Cove life saving stat'on, stayed by all day and during the I night one from, Herring Cove. , There is practically no change in the position, though she seems to'have mov-i ed slightly. El AGAINST COLLIERIES trust and guarantee co. enter action-amount involved is 875,000 Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 16.-At the first meeting of the public accounts committee this morning Mr. Stanfield, chief whip of the Conservative party, moved for-all papers and vouchers in connection with payments in 1911-12 of S225;509 for dredging at Tiftan and Victoria Harbor, Ontario. At the request. 0f Mr. Staniield, F. W. Grant, of Midland, secretary of the Canadian Dredging and Construction company, was summoned to give evidence- next Wednesday respecting payments. It is understood to be the intention of vthe government to inquire into' a number of- dredging contracts let by their predecessors in office. offended the emperor Si. Petersburg, Jan. 16.-Because he married a woman against the will of the Emperor, the Grand Duke Michael, brother of Elmperor Nicholas, today was removed from his rank in the army, and forced to turn ovfer his property and affairs to a guardian. The imperial manifesto specifically relieves the Grand Duke of his duties as commander, of the Chevalier Guards, and establishes a guardianship over his person; while the administration of his estate is transferred to a department of the imperial court. The New Saw Mill Is In Operation Very few people know that Lethbridge, can tooast of a Saw mill, but if the curious will take a trp .to t.HR river bottom any time after today they can see one in operation. Mr. Clark-yon, who purchased the timber1 in the C. P. It. bridges on the old St. Mary's right-of-way, has his mill all in place and cutting started this afternoon. sembling the remaining 4,000,000 feet of tho timber still up the river. The're up the river, are in all 6,000,000 J"eet of timber available from Mr.'GarlBon's purchase, making In all about one year's work for the mill. A large portion of the lumberers the best B. C. pine, cedar and fir; and the owner of the mill states that it will make the fineBt kind of seasoned During the summer a largo amount ' lumber, being particularly free from of timber, was-floated down the river, knots. Tnc pihe aud cedar will he and there vara now two million feet k manufactured into shingles, a shingle on the ground, It Is expected that i mill having, 'been Installed in cbnilee- this will keep the mill in operatiou until the remainder can bo brought down with- the high water, in the Bprlngvand later in June, a" crow of twenty men is now engaged in as- tion with the plant, The plant also includes machinery, for dressing, String and moulding lumber. It will sffve employment for aboW, twenty men tor the y-ear. ' ' A writ for the sum of ?75,000 has just been issued by the Trusts and Guarantee Co., against the Royal Collieries, Ltd., of this city, in respect of an amount,due and payable, under and by virtue of a trust deed between the parties, dated July 15, 1911. The plaintiff claims the administration and execution of the said trust.deed with all the necessary and proper accounts, enquiries and directions, Also the enfercment by foreclosure or sale of the security created by the said HruBt deed, and by certain debentures, respectively, with all necessary and proper accounts, etc. Possession of the mortgaged premises of the Royal Collieries is also claimed and permission asked to have a rer ceiver appointed of the real aiid personal property of the company, and a manager of its business. It is understood that the Royal Collieries have already made a voluntary' assignment and that its affairs are in the hands ot a receiver appointed, it is alleged, by the shareholders. Tho purpose of the present writ issued in the Supreme Court is obviously, there, fore, a request on, the part of the Trusts and Guarantee Co. to have a receiver appointed by the Court. ? > ? > ? ? �! * > ? ? ? c* . ? to tour europe ? L E FOR THE FARMERS legislature will pass bill at coming session-the likely terms Quebec, Jan. 16.-Premier Sir Lomer Gouiu will leave for an extended European tour on the steamer Savoie, on January 30. , v-:, > > : : > ? * * > > ? ? surance on a municipal basis > will be organized in Alberta > this year. John Perrie, deputy > minister of municipal affairs', > stated today that a sufficient ? number of municipalities were ? favorable to municipal hail in- ? surance. The new act gives > ' pow-er to twenty municipal-.. > ities to form a hail insurance ? district, and levy a rate on all > assessable land in the district. > The first hail insurance dis- tricts to be formed will proba- > bly be in Stettler and Sedge- > wick districts. , *� > been granted a divorce from > her husband, who .wrote from > Saskatchewan," asking her to seek a divorce, saying that h& ? had cursed all other women > ever since he met her. ? * *?* �** *?b c� ? ? > ? > ATTEMPT TO OPEN organizing MOVEMENT?"at winnipeg to do Business seven days a week ;' /Winnipeg, Jan. 16.-A ih^yenient has been inaugurated here y/hich has for its object, the opening of rnotion picture .theatres here, and ",ihother Canadian cities on Sundays, foi* the presentation of select films. Commencing next Monday, and;.continuing for four weeks, patrons of local picture theatres will have the privilege of voting on the proposal. If the majority, favor Sunday pictures, the Manitoba motion picture exhibitors' association, which recently- organized, and includes all the local men in the business, will'take steps to interest exhibitors in other eastern and western cities, with the Idea of presenting a solid front in an application to the Dominion Parliament and provincial legislatures for the necessary amendments to existing legislation. ' y- Local men say their preference is for keeping theatres closed on Sundays, but they wish to meet Qi& request of their patrons. They .would favor a very strict censorship of Sunday films, which would he limited to religious, historical and educational subjects, -with sacred Bongs, .. Blood and thunder drama woiild-not be sanctioned. They would not permit advertising through flaring posters -or ui-sightly lighting effects, and would give employees one day off each week. Cheap vaudeville .would not be permitted. a MONTH added This' afternoon Herbert Durand, spending 18 months In the provincial jail on a charge of forgery in Calgary, was sentenced to ono montih in addition to his original term, for attempting to break custody last^No-vember. He was recaptured at the time without getting; outside the bounds of the prison farm.'" Th.e ca^e bcrta. That the official announcement from Vice-President Bury's office, Winnipeg headquarters for the C.P.K. in Western Canada, to the effect that the 1913 construction program of the company includes 170 miles on tho east end of the branch and 25 miles on the west end, means the comple-. tion of the Lethbridge-Weybum branch is generally accepted bv business men here today, and bears oub ' the exclusive announcement which. appeared in the Herald a few days ago: The despatch appearing ill yesterday's Herald under a Winnipeg dateline may have been somewhat misleading, for the construction put upon it was that, while most of thu line would be completed, there would , still be a gap of several miles in tho Alberta division. On further investigation, however, this does not appear to be the case, and unless the company is unable to obtain labor and material, the whole line will he connected up, and trains will be m operation at the beginning of 1911 at the very latest. ! PfJ^cial maps issued in August of last, year -try-, the 'C.P.RVj;.department  of, natural fesdurces at CMgary show the Lethbridge-Weyburri  branch under � construction from Viceroy on the Gasn^ eud, to, Aneroid, a distance of -^.'.lOO' miles: THe';ading: Is actually 'com- : pleted; to Aneroid, and.oWina; to tho good weather late in the fall, it is understood that it was carried several miles past Aneroid. On the west end the grading is completed to Skiff, through the stations, Judson, Wrentham and Conrad. This is a distance of a little over 25 miles, on which steel will be laid early in the spring. From Skiff to Aneroid the �