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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME The Lethbridge Daily Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21. 1909. WILL NOT BE CUT DOWN NUMBER U. City Council Refuses To Adopt Resolu- tions Proposed By Aid. David King Claim Work Is Heavier As anticipated, the debates on the ness. 100' salary motions introduced at last night's Council meeting were sniHtr-fl. Aid. King did his utmost to push through his motions. A couple of speeches to the. motions were deliver- ed, and would have commanded at- tention on the floor of a legislature. Aid. King's motion That this Coun- cil do rescind the increase of per annum granted, to Secretary- Treasurer Robinson by the late Coun- cil, and reduce his salary to 6; 1908, Aid. King thought there was too much money spent in the city office, mid that tin- public purse should be On a vote being taken Aid. King a'ld Hutton supported the motion. Aid. Hatch. Adams and Bowman voli.-d against it. Advertising for Applicants. Ou motion of Ald. King and Hut- annum, as previously paid, the resolution was seconded by Aid. Hutton. j this Council rrant no public- appointment until Ald. King rose to support his mo- tion, and asked any who opposed him to move a direct amendment. He asked the reporters to take note of what was said. Another alderman was of the opinion that the papers woim! get just what they wanted. Aid. King knew it took some pluck to support a motion of this kind, but he thought that it was not right to give a raise without some propo- sition being made to show that the man was worth it. He stood by his platform, backed up by 146 ratepay- ers. He was returned by these, and was dead against the increase. He asked the Council to put away friend- ship, and stand for the ratepayers. He had no animosity toward Mr. Robinson or anyone, but if the in- crease would not be granted in a private business it should not be in a public office. He presented a list of salaries paid in other cities to sup- port his motion. He thought other men could be procured who would do the work as well or better than the present holder of the position. Aid. Hatch came to the Council Board unpledged arid unprejudiced. He thought that the late Council was one of the best administrations. The praises of the mayor and aldermen were loud. He didn't feel like hack- ing, slashing, and cutting their work office but a few weeks. He. claimed that thr list quoted by Aid. King showed' that many of the other cities were paying more than Leth- bridge, as the office of secretary- treasurer was., divided. Mr. Hatch also spoke of in the vol- of business and the increased responsibilities of the office. He quoted trie following in support of tins volume of busi- such position has been advertised, so as to each one a fair chance of competing, and that no person hold a public office unless he is a Brit- ish subject. Aid. King objected to any other than this procedure, citing the in- stance of the fire chief and building inspector. The public knew nothing of the appointment until after it was made, when probably a better man could been secured at-the same The C Hindi unanimously favored GREAT NEWSFOR LETHBRIDGE C. P. JR. Decides To Undertake Con- struction Of Lines From Here To Calgary and Also To Weyburn This, Year PRESENTS CASE OF SOUTH FOR RAIL Malcolm Mackenzie Uses Facts and Figures and Establishes a Strong Case Before Legislature Edmonton, Jan. Today's ses- j considered the vigorous policy of the sion of the Legislature was quiet, the Present government in. the matter of time being- taken mostly with further public works and extensions i. schools was very reassuring to the consideration 01 the speech from the I country at large and very creditable throne- to the government. of Mr. Boyle, of Sturgeon, was the' first speaker. Ho referred to the re- markaWc -change in the speeches of! ,.a 4. f the Opposition to the tone of some j Montreal, Jan. was announc- Twenty-five miles of this line is ex- connect the line from Lacombe to ed today by Second Vice-President pected to be'completed this year. Alix, will be carried as far as Ghost Pine Creek this year. Foundations for a huge scheme terminals at Fort William will also Whyte, that the C.P.R. program for; The gap between Edmonton and western extensions has been settled Saskatoon is to he completed in the by the executive. spring. One of the most important lines to There is to be another line from I be laid this year. be built will be from Weyburn to Lethbridge to connect with Mr. Whyte added that while he did Lethbridge, about 400 miles, running; Caigary and Edmonton line, a little i not wish to state the exact amount the first part of the motion, but dis-j agreed regarding the last clause. Aid. Bowman thought that in spe- cial cast-s a man not a British sub- ject might be wanted. Aid. Hutton stated that in former years there had been aldermen elect- ed who were not British subjects, and the business wouldn't stand law., He thought that if a temporary appoint-. meat were made the man should be required to take out his papers. Aid. Bowman thought this a free country, and foreigners were induced1 to come here, and he wasn't in favor f this clause. Aid. King agreed to cut out the about midway between the main line north of High River station. of the appropriations for western de- trie international -boundary. A branch north from Cheadle to I velopment, it ran into many millions. BUILDINGS CANNOT BE MOVED IS THE COUNCIL'S LATEST ORDER Mr. Puffer of Lacombe spplfj strong adequate facin- ties' "The railroad _he said, "was the greatest and gravest problem this province vet had or ever members last session. Then Mr. Ro- j will to bertson considered the Compensation; TeHord, "Of JLeduc, slated Mr. Act too much in favor of employees Robertson for his attitude -when out- and not protecting employers enough, side .the Houge when declared him- and now he says quite the opposite, strongly for the interests- of the The railway policy has also undergone farmers. He said the Opposition's startling changes. i in the House belied this at- Fire-Limit Law Is To Be Strictly Enforced Rates For Coal Delivery Comes In For Criticism last clause on condition that he bring in a motion that a certain official be required to take out papers who he inferred rather prided himself o-n not being a British subject. The mo- tion will be introduced at the next n-gular meeting. AM. Bowman's motion that an ex- pert assessment of the city be taken met with no opposition. Held Motion Back. Aid. King and Hutton did not see the use of bringing on a vote on the (Continued on Back Page.) Mr. Boyle's speech brought many interruptions from Mr. Robertson, who steadily rose to points of order and explanations flowed profusely, of ROADS FOR THE SOUTH Mr._ifackenzie of Macleod, made a strong appeal for more railroad com- petition in Southern Alberta. He spoke feelingly of the deplorable con- ditions existing at the present there and in the central part of the pro- vince for want of railroads. "There is room for he said. "The peo- ple of Central and Southern Alberta want the Canadian Northern, Grand Trunk and Jim Hill, if he will come. This province has become too. big for! one railroad and does not want to be j under the thumbs of the Canadian Pa- cific. Our car shortage was enor- mous. Thousands of bushels of wheat still in the granaries because of no cars" ro ship it Kr.SIackenzie had a startling array of facts and figures to prove his con- The adjourned meeting of the City Council last night was a lively one. Business was the word from start to finish. No delegations were present to delay routine work, nor is.- there likely to be, for at the next meeting Aid. Bowman will bring in a reso- lution that no delegations be receiv- ed or heard at the regular meetings, but that the Council meet each Fri- before the regular meeting HurmtaHrms and fin to AN ALBERTA BALL LEAGUE Calgary, Jan. B- Fleming, of Medicine Hat, well known in base- ball circles, was in the city yester- day. He has just been to Edmonton, and is going the rounds to inspire a little enthusiasm to the baseball fans and organize a real baseball league. Mr .Fleming does not favor the proposed western league with Win- nipeg and Brandon and the Saskatch- ewan cities. The jumps are too long, and the two Manitoba teams will not abide by any real salary limit. Mr. .Fleming favors a four or six- club league, with a mediocre salary limit and economic management. The league will include Lethbridge, THE PROPOSED OTTAWA TRIP Mr. Conybeare Refers To the Suggestion Made Medicine Hat. Edmonton and Cal- gary., and-possibly Wetaskiwin and Strathcona or Eed Deer. He favors a schedule which would limit the. travelling, and believes that a better rate might be secured, from the railwavs. BURNED TO DEATH IN THEIR HOME Kronau.. Sask.. Jan. Frank Engle, a well known fanner. was absent, fire destroyed his home. His wife and four childrem eldest 10 years of age, perished in the flames. One boy, 16 years old. who slept down stairs, escaped. The mother Lethbridge, Jan. 21, Editor of The Herald: reference to the sugges- tion contained in your columns yes- terday, that for the purposes of ad- vertising tho city of Lethbridge, and effort should be made to send our lo- cal production, "The Darling of the Geishas'' east to compete for the Go- vernor General's medal. Tho Rev. Mr. Cbivers and myself are both willing to place the work freely at the dis- posal of the people of Lethbridge, if it is deemed advantageous for the city. If anything is to be done along these lines. 1 would suggest that the Council be asked to appoint a com- mittee of management, and in the event of there being any receipts from the trip, whether there would or not be such I do not know, the Same to be at the disposal of this committee for such public purposes, charitable or otherwise, as they should deem expedient. day work. All the members at present in the city were present.The big pile of correspondence melted away as though a chhiock had came along. Most of the time was taken up with new business and the discussion of motions notice of which was given at last meeting. the building now being used} until the next meeting. The Coun- for city offices stands, and that he had rented it to a new tenant, who takes possession on March 1st. The letter was filed. Wood, Gundy and-'Co: sent a com- munication complaining of the man- ner in which the city sold the de- bentures for the lorce main and stand pipe. They showed that the accrued interest amounted to zero, and there was lack of appreciation on the part of the Council in turning down their bid, which was the highest, in view of the fact of their previous connec- tions with the city. They claimed the procedure was not in accord with the usual practice. The letter was filed. T. McLeod and Co.'s letter, stat- ing that they were agents for the The acting Mayor appointed a_ com- i Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co., and asking the privilege of inspect- ing the boilers at the plant, was with the petition of the people of j filed> as there is Government inspec- mittee composed of Aid. King, Hutton and himself, Hatch, to deal tion. Robt. Harvie's application for the Stafford, asking for annexation. Petitions for sidewalks on Coutts of Courtland, and on Nor-; position of pit boss at the city's coal man St., North Ward, were referred mine was filed, to the engineer for report. The purchasing agent was empow- cil is expecting to have a communi- cation bearing on the matter from another source before that date. To Supply Water. McAdoo and VanHorn were given the contract to supply those parts oj the. city outside the water system with water for per month. Aid. King asked for information regard- ing other bids and why this firm got the contract, and was told that seven the Crow's Nest the of coal is now 4500 contracts been received, three ered to procure a stove for the mar- ket. At the request of the chief of the Can't Move Building.' C. G. K. Nourse, manager of the Bank of Commerce, will be notified that his request to be allowed to move certain buildings from Round fire brigade sixteen pairs of rubber St. to. Redpath St. cannot be grant- boots, twelve rubber coats, also one eu, as it is contrary to the by-law, white rubber coat and helmet for the; Aid. Hatch was opposed to estab- chief, will be ordered. A phone will lishing a precedent in this regard, be placed in the chief's house. A He thought the by-laws ought to be request for a ladder was not granted, -a guide and a law to both the Coun- A communication was received from Rev. Mr. Wall setting forth the scope of the work He is endeavoring to do in connection with a mission and employment agency he has establish- ed, and asking for a4 grant from the Council. He will be notified" that the Council appreciate his efforts, and that they will investigate the request and take action at a future meeting. Accounts Passed. Accounts amounting, to were passed. ATI .account of from Smith, Kerry and Chase, was ordered to be paid if correct. Aid. King objected to this account, claim- ing it was for work which should be done by the city engineer. Geo. C. Miller, clerk of the town of taber, wrote thanking the city !for its efforts in endeavoring to send cil and the citizens. If this request were granted other requests would be made. There were other objec- tions. For instance, the. city would be liable if these buildings caught fire and caused other buildings to be burned. The other aldermen voic- ed similar sentiments. The proposition made by the Elec- iric Light Company was laid over EARTH IS STILL VERY SHAKY Only one condition is attached by help at the time of their fire, and Mr. Chivers and myself to this offer, which is, that the management of the production, arrangement of cast, etc., should be given to Mr. E. Allan Al- also slept down stairs but attempted i Icn, who has taken great pain, with to rescue the children that were present production and is thor- ing up stairs and was suffocated be-1 oughly qualified to conduct any mat- fore she could reach them. i tor of this kind. Yours truly, offering to pay damages sustained by the fire engine. He will be notified that there will be no charge for the Manila, Jan. despatch to- night from lAicena, in the Taiabas province confirms tho reports of a vol canic disturbance there and states that the grea in the fields under cultivation. The. roads and bridges in the neighbor- hood of Saria were destroyed, Aii of which were for but MeAdoo and VanHorn were best equipped to do the work. Rates for Coa! Delivery. Alderman Bowman brought up the question of'the rates that are being charged by draymen for coal deliv- ery. Several had made complaints that the rates were too high since the recent advance in price. The fee had beeen raised three times, and he thought the tariff should be i fixed. At present 90c per ton is charged for delivery. While the old tariff of 50c. was not high enough, since the coal had to be shovelled out of ills. subject to a tariff of fees fixed by the Council, the present fee being a burden on poor people. Aid. Adams thought some arrange- ment should be made with the A. R. and T. Company. Something definite will be done when the dray licenses expire at the end of the present month. The secretary-treasurer reported that the new scales at the citv mar- tention. In daily output tons. In one month it could be dou- bled if they only "had ;thc cars. "The coal can be mined and market- he said, Only it could be shipped. Mr, Robertson's solution for the trouble was riot feasible. He wanted a more vigorous railroad de- velopment policy than that offered by Opposition. Mr. aicKinney of St. Albert, rather favored tht Hudson's Bay route for wheat to the United Kingdom and the G.T.P. route for the Orient, but totude. Mi-. Telford also urged that railroads and public roads and bridg- es be pushed. McXAB PBESENTS PETITION Mr. MfcNab, the Labor member, pre- sented petitions asking- for legislation to amend the charters of the Gilt Hospital and the city of Lethbridge. Hon: Mr. Cross gave notice of in- troducing three bills respecting con- stables, arbitration, and'the protec- tion of children, Mr. Euth- erford gave notice to. introduce a bill respecting Liabilities of municipalities selling debentures at a discount. During the session Hon. Mr. Finlay presented the report of :the provincial secretary for the last year, showing the departmental revenue to be 949 and expenditures The balance, has been deposited to the general revenue of the province. Dur- ing the- morning the: standing com- mittee on railroads met for ation purposes, Mr. Moore of Red Deer was elected chairman. A delegation from the Lord's Day Alliance waited on the Cabinet to find out going to 'be done regarding Sunday street cars. .Last week Edmonton presented a petition asking to be allowed to operate Sun- days. No definite answers were given but the Hon. Mr. Rutherford intimat- ed that the members .would bo allow- ed to present arguments .before a committee appointed to look in- to the matter. A! delegation from various hospitals seeking- larger grants waited on the ministers, and were pro- mised serious consideration. C. F. P. Conybeare. forced. Chief Gillespie reported about a number of matters. Among them he to the lack of a pound for tbe damage reported was wuised by doirs, and stated that after Feb. 1st the flop by-law would be strictly en- outbreak of the volcano ket were ready for use. A Wise Kick. Aid. King raised a strenuous kick that the sidewalks are not cleaned off, and a number of civic employees sitting around the stove at the fire hall. Even if this work were not strictly in their departments, they should be asked to do it when they are idle and under pay. If the city pays them a .dollar it should get a dollar's worth of service. He did not know he had the authority, or he should have spoken to some of the foremen. If the sidewalks were cleaned when new snow fell it would save time, money and danger of ac- cident. Aid. Adams was a little adverse to bringing men off other departments when they might be wanted, but Aid. King thought they could be found on damage was street as easily as at the fire hall. The men in Mr. Fleet wood's! gang were especially referred to. i Aid. Hatch thought the work denning sidewalks should be lot contract. Aid. Hutton will instruct the chief EXCITEMENT AX SCHOOL MEETINGS ouiitry Not Marked by Smoothness A number of the annual meetings of school districts in the- vicinity of Lethbridge have been marked by con- siderable excitement. In the Bosch district No. 1830 near Diamond City, the Chairman, S. Bosch, charged that D. T. Currie, secretary- treasurer and E. W. Chip- pie, the other trustee were disquali- fied because they had drawn lumber to be used in the building of the new school, and he produced a letter from the Department of Education to prove that his assertion was co'n-ect. The two disqualified trustees came back with the charge that Mr. Bosch was also disqualified because he had taken the wages of men employed in tho construct ion of the school to pay debts that were owing him. The upshot of the whole affair was that Mr. Bosch w'as not reelected and j a petition is now being- curculatcd to Ottawa, Jan. first session of the Can- ada opened The speech from the -throne lengthy; .'.'Among other things-referred: to thi treaty re- .Lakes-- and...-.-, other international the in- creasing need, of .railways in the West, the- Hudson's Bay; -Hallway, the statement' that over two million acres had been taken up under the new land Act, the improvement in the class of iinraigraiits, the .Marine Department investigation, and the investigation inlto-the Intercolonial RaJway, x The first day's rprder paper contains 78 notices of of which 33 stand in the name of Hon. G. E. Fos- ter. One of tiitese asserts that Can- ada should ;.no: longer 'delay in as- suming lier. proper share of .responsi- bility and. financial'.-' burdenV in pro- tection of extended- coast and great sea ports. BRAKEMENDIED FROM INJURIES the inundation which followed the i was due loose the to an explosion which