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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald FATHER AND American Road5 SON GO UP FOR TRIAL Preliminary Hearing Of Arson Case At High River Vancouver. enor- mous staki-s at issue a three cornered 'igfit for the privilege of tapping the (coal ami lumber districts of the Flat- 'lu-ad river valley in southeast Koot- will be waged by railway in- terests during following this ses- sion Tho Provincial legislature. Tin- G. N. already taps the Crew's Ni-st division by a branch li from tlii; main line north via the Elk river to Michel and Fmiie to DISPOSAL OF SEWERAGE IN RIVERS NO. 42, Chief Engineer For the i build into a region at present without, (Prom Our Own Correspondent) Canadian territory arc Hill's great ri- Discussion Created By Mr. Arnold's Paper Norman C. Pitcher, B.Sc.. who for sonic years, has boon connrnned with the Dominion Coal Company, in Cape. Breton, has been appointed chief en- gineer of the Railway ir- rigation company. Mr. Pitcher is a son of Rev. J. Tallman Pitcher of the j Montiva] Methodist Conference. SAY At tmerson, Man. OFFERED BRIBE yesterday to attend the preliminary hearing ije. .lore Justice Shepherd. The court court-room was'packed. The Dris- colls, father son. pleaded not guilty. Eight witnesses were heard for the prosecution and the prisoners were committed for trial. They were immediately taken to Calgary where, they will remain until the court sits. The Driscolls are not have borne nnv fi-nrio-., A1. I De Hears. Edmonton, Jan. in connection with waterworks and sew- age systems." wa.s the subject of a paper read at the convention of mu- nicipalities by A. M. Arnold, city en. new link connecting Spokane with the piluier The paper was Crow's Nest Pa.s-5 railwav. higher, known to MR. CUSHING'S BUSINESS SENSE aEamst DUplayed In Admin_ On the contrary they were believed to KICKS Not Satisfied with the Draft Fisheries Treaty London. Jan. is .stated Newfoundland is endeavoring to ;iaiu modifications in draft treaty. While Ambassador Bryce and Secretary Root to enable the latter to j ynug the treaty informally before the, Sent v.previous to his resignation, tached their signatures to separate i copies, of the treaty, this is not ing on either, party. The home gov. i eminent could not agree to any ar-' rangement which did not meet "'New I foundland's fullest approval. istration Of 'Phones Calgary. Alta.. Jan. W.H. Gushing, minister of Public' Works, held Thrri in of Calgary at club rooms last night. L laigt.- attendance I the technical, but was full of in- jt.-iv-t and providing some discussion. In iho concluding paragraph of his I Mr. Arnold said: "Jn conclusion I wish to advocate I Jin- assumption of active control over municipalities, in regard to sew. agi.- purification and the maintaining pure water supplies by a central authority, wilier the province or the and that the province or Dominion establish an experi- mental sewage purification plant in charge of trained experts who will j study the subject with, a view to local I particularly, and we- will j jWp in touch witJi advances made in all of thc world to the end 'that the fxpi-i-t knowledge so gained will be available for use of any municipal- ities where in the public interest. ANOTHER CONVENTION COMING Conservative Leaders Talk About Civil Service Reform The next convention of tho Union of Municipali- ties will be held in Lethbridge.. Next year, 1909 promises to be convention year in this citv. Ottawa. Jan. feature of today's session of the House of Com- mons was an attack upon Sir Wil- frid Laiirier by Messrs. Borden and Foster in connection with thc letter i j Emerson. Man... .Jan. worst fire has over occumid in j Emerson started this evening at 6.30 j o'clock and destroyed i worth of property. The fire started j in the extreme north end of the Al- jexandna block in a store formerly j occupied by Boll Co.. and at pnl I sent rented a conducting tt bankrupt stock sale. Amongst the heaviest losers are: Pere J ess" Bros., m hand, covered; Good Bros., 1 restaurant, post office and C. P. Com merely] office, Emwson Journal of- fice: Cjissleman's drug store. Manito- ba government telephone office, W. J. PROVINCE IS A Hail Insurance Is Very Unprofitable Business SENATE ADJOURNS Edmonton. Jan. annual report of the Agricultural department [was laid on the table or the House Ottawa' Jan- The Senate sat a I today' Tt shows among other thirua CRAZY YOUTH RAN AWAY WITH ENGINE form of sewage Sensation In Canadian Nor- thern Yards At Ed- monton Edmonton, Jan. 29.-William Hall, 19, created a distinct sensation election in which he promised to do something for thc civil servants. The debate came up when Mr. Fisher in- i troduced a resolution giving uat jn- i crease of ?125 per year to all'civilj servants under the rank of deputy minister and dates buck Septem- j ber. 190S. Mr. Fisher explained that j the resolution was a complement- of i the civil service acts passed at the} last session an.'l was founded on the I (recommendations of the commission.! J The recIa.SNification under the- hill i j only increased the. salaries of some; fifty officials and under the resolution only thirty-eight would be left out. jThe increase amounted to thirteen peri A SENSATION IN LIBEL CASE Action Of H. W. Laird Against Premier Scott (crease Jn stock exportation over last jyear, that business of hail .insurance had not proved a great success in the province, as far as the province js concerned and that experiraental sta- tions in the province have not yet es- tablished the fact that fruit growino- can be carried on with absolute sue" Cess in Alberta. Stock exportation figures are given as follows: High River, 1907, 1908, Innisfail, 1907. 842- {1908. 570: Lethbridge. 1907. 1908. or water puri become necessary." Macieod, asked if it Of j ficdtion was very! T. Dickson Mr. Gushing dwelt ihai JhTd anger Tom length upon the provincial sewage into rivers telephone service. I as groat a? it has been t, in the C. N. R. yards yesterday, and i- as a e-ousecmence is Ot out to ism of the telephone, j Montreal; Ottawa, and Que a very mild nature bt-c, where sewage is turned into the wa, not based upon any facts St .Lawrence and Ottawa rlerT Jnd CLEVERVILLE NEWS or reason. Hi.- had m Alta.. inent had ake-n over >Vt the water of Divers is used said when ihc govftrn- i tin- water supplies of the cities the entire Sys. I Hc asked if it would be so r 2S.-The j ten that there would be an re- should th home of Mr. and Mrs. John McDou-! durtion of rates. He gall was blessed with a baby boy on i business to 22nd. 1909. town of Macleod to zo into any business with I promises of what he would or would j iir-t ciu. When people was too old allowed to dump their sewage into Old Man river sequence is today lodged in a cell at tho police station charged with the destruction of property. young fellow, who js believed to be affected mentally, was being cared for at the Alberta Sanitarium, Third Street. Yesterday morning he eluded his vigilant nurses and escaped from the building. v As soon as he found himself free from the hospital he proceeded to the C. N. R. yards. The C. N. R. yard engine was standing on the track un- guarded, the engineer and fireman be- ing away at dinner. Hall jumped into the cab 'of the engine, and open- cent. Mr. Borden proiestod thc outsideJ service was ignored in the increase I made. The cost of living bad advanc ingS were 1.709 The above are for the !eastern, shipments. Western ship- ments show 75 per cent, increase at High River and also large increases at case j Cochrane and Daysland. but have de- I'ull of interest. Sensation creased at Lacombe and.Innisfail. The ,an. proceed- T'aird-Scot' crowded fast upon sensation as wl nutsirie Ottawa quite as much and FlT- of the late contracting firm of if the excuse was a good one for rais-! Dobson. Jackson Fry ing the pay Of the inside civil service. it was equally good in that of the I outside. The action of-Sir Wilfrid! Rcema cit-v dun'ng the time his firm Laurier'in dangling the promise of was workinff ou municipal contracts' sion of certaiu business methods report states it ivas necessary the. department to discontinue coyote bounty ufter April 20th on ac ave his vcr-l count of the monev voted for this for the an increase before thc civil service barefaced bribery. durii more or less n period of Mr. Lair 5f the mayor's purpose being exhausted by that date The amount paid bjgtjse government lor hail premiums the total indemnity Of farmers T wnon ivplied that- it throttle'and started down th T t T aSKea' Jie to deal with ,-ach'individu Tack towards the end of tlie protracted scigu of irregular! Vm 1here be no alteration- "a oi tlit Old Man river, Lethbridge is -short distance from Macleod and Hat a shoi .seems from "v, i J i j. cij UliL __ mail service. This is especially an-1 any kind ijl telephone rates until! then "i, -t noying to people living a end They wanted to! dilute the TO-, and irom the post .'office who have no learn whether! tion-d disfiuce when to come to the office for their j a ]n rates would bo justified th mail. It would Mr G i' would have been i -j- ,i. acquired pos- i -session of the general, store at Ther- to havf- .lowered tin- ratos alonjr. ault's mine, formerly run by the late ai tllf' Startf but U would I Prof Malcom McLeod. He will run pleasant and agreeable j Unive; this in connection with his store in i JumP.lnpm up again. Thejnold 1 Cleverville !ratf- the government British Columbia having sufTered an attack of pneumonia during Tn fl n wl Edwards oi the Alberta agreed with K At the end of Mr. Loban and Miss Minnie the old government rate. "When absence. M. ana mss Minnie took over the Pell expected baek about the beffinn-jhow ing- of February. j fi To The M. W. A. organizer, Mr. Simon- son of Claresholm has at work in this vicinity and has 'secured can- didat here. Mr. Frank Smith is drilling _ on' Mr. "Middendorfs place this week" There will be could escape a deficit for pay interest on was hardly hoped foj The reason was that there were no hard and rule in this connection be down, but that the decision in various ease? should be. left in hands of the city. Everything was working out niceiy and his chances for a. high wide and lively time looked good. He had neglected however to see that the track was clear, and as he ap- proached the round house the engine ran full tilt into a car of beer stand- "If it weren't for that old car, I'd i been going said the youth, when trainmen arid others gathered quickly round the spot. position cheers. Sir Wilfrid he hnd attempted to bribe thc people of British Columbia with the promise of better terms but the Pre- mier's career showed that'he should be the last in Canada to talk about, bribery. Mr. Cowan of Van- couver asked for fair play for the out- side service particularly in -Vancouver where the cost of living in the Iast gone up fortj--seven 1n- the office of Mr. Laircl, he paid that gentleman the sum of telling him thai, it could be used for the pro- vincial rights campaign, though he never supposed that it would be so used, nor believed now that it had been. The money paid was the firm's 23.10. report showed that at experimental nearly all of the stations, orchards had suffered severely from frost tember, I9or r trees were Killed. statistics showed iour yours I Per cent. Tn reply Sir Wilfrid said that m increasing the pay of thosp in the ser- the the or some gov vestment all. so many unearned rentals. The to the purification of water. A. Griesbach, .Edmonton, s of the municipality. Pro at fessor Edwards remarked that in th West more attention seems to be pai.< didates enough to start a local" camp ernment assumed" "the" contracts 'of parification of. sewage and les (Bell telephone company which had well beerl Paid for in advance. But we were agreeably disappointed. We met a masquerade at the current expenses. We pa'd the Vo Hal1 High Hills' Feb'v" inter65t and 'Ve had a nice over to meet tjie depreciation in A dance was given at the home of theKisses Armstrong. Mr. Roy Roberts and bride arrived from Idaho Jan. 25. They wcre mar- ried in Seattle. Wash.. Roberts is -esr and pro. men: standing orders, Young; di- lear's: voice, Kirchoffer; banking, Gibson: one of our; railways. Beique; private bills Mc- 'gressive young- men Hugh internal and has thc host wishes of his many! mends Jn and around Cleverville and! elsewhere. Chicken thieves have been plving their trade around CJeverville for some time, hut of late have fcund chicken tooxsmall for them and have commenced stealing grain. Mr. Flu- ers lost a load of oats anri ilr. John Flemm.ff lost A load of wheat. Mr. Dan TJlrick is running his well i boring machine on his father's place i this week. plained that the provincial govern mnnt had promised to so enforce the i act that it would work no hardship 01 any municipality. They intimatec _______.________ !that tho-v would be prepared to deal Th, Senate ha, organized standing 'the e purification system in cases where it not necessary. Aid. Watson, of Calgary, economy, Thompson, j considerable doubt as Medicine Hat To Be Headquarters 1 government could prevent any city from emptying its sewage into the riv- ers and streams, whicn are the natural drainage systems of the The relation country. board and the .city council called forth considerable discusMon. The resolu-' RAILWAY WANT 8 HR. DAY was acting on a principle. When the reformation of the- inside service was complct- 't was the intention to take up the outside service in the i sameway. Lack of time had prevent- j ed the increase of salaries being made Mast session. Air. Foster charaeteriz- luany 6f the young The report of vital a increase of t wen- paid ty-six per cent.--of births last year successful in tfle. total- being- 5.964, Total getting the contract which had been "iges not the firm awarded them; raised by 094. Ratio of Prior to securing the raise he had talked the matter over with Mr. Laird and had been given, to ua- derstand that the raise could only be got through the council by the payment of to Mayor Laird and Aid. Cooper at a later day and subsequent to the payment of the S500. Total deaths The ratio of males was ,to 000 females. REFER TO DOMINION Reply To Premiers on Elevator Question Calgary, Jan. 29.-M. p. Geddes. of Calgary, received yesterday the "an- LAYMEN'S Petition Will Be Sent To Parliament At Once ate bribe. J-Ie. drew a John Bright Or Gladstone on the eve oi an Kitchen Stove Smashed To Bits I Medicine Hat. Jan. work of the Southern Alberta Land com- pany with tiieir big irrigation propo- sition has advanced anothei The plan-s and the route of are being gone over this week by Mr. Anderson.. Of Denver. Col., suiting engineer, and The prom- inent- authority on irrigation matters in America. Contracts for a lot tion committee introduced the follow, ing resolutions in this connection: Railroad men in mis district are signing the following petition to be presented to'the House of Commons and Senate at Ottawa: _ expressed petition of the un- to whether the humbly sheweth as follows: 1. That on account of the exacting train of the long hours of service re. uired of the employees of Railway engaged in the. transmis- receiving and of Or- ers affecting the movement of trains, jby telegraph and by of ' engaged in signal towers dire.ctr Ing the. movement of trains, upon, the Representatives from all the young an election attempting to debauch -societies in the city met in electorate or' am- the study at Wesley church last night to discuss the giving of a banquet in the interests of the laymens' mis- sionary movement, In the judgment of thc committee it was decided that Jt is advisable to hold a banquet for the above purpose and the work will be undertaken by the young people's societies. The banquet" will be given in the. parish hall at St. Augustin's Monday evening. Febru- ot any constituency in the way Laurier had done. The Pre- mier had proved that ho was right when he declared he was no Puritan Hal. HcCivorm. the junior member i lor Ottawa, did not think there was anything in the nature of a bribe in j anythingXthe Premier had done ana l Devlin oi Wright, a government sup- wanted the outside service looked after. The first reading Of 3Jr. Fisher's res- olution passed and it will come up again next Tucsdav. j church on ary 22nd. Four outside ptrakcrs will be in- Geddes secretary, but re- KID HOWELL WON vited. one from each denomination. One speaker from each of the local churches will also be chosen. The Kid Howell, of Lethbridge. won his committee completed all other ar ngm, lwuer, with Frank Borrows, rangeraenls for the banquet C a foul hit below the belt in the Bowman, actinsr mavor. will be ask- eleventh round. Howell in the W couple of rounds administered a great oea] of punishment to his bier signed-a few weeks ago. He sent the answer on to the newly appointed --co-' retary at Winnipeg.. The three pre- miers pomt out that the provinces nave not power to take over the own ership of elevators and Before such could be done an amendment would have to be made by the Imperial Par- lament, They point out cost of taking over., the would be about t< 000 and with their powers ii. it would be impossible to float b7nd7 They refer the Grain Growers to the- Domimon government whose powers arc ample and who doubtless would be disposed to take action that the- elevaf ors in question to preside as chairman. A DOCTOR AT GRASSY LAKE Grassy, Lake, Jan. E. Tu "That tho provincial legislature be Si renders thc said employees who had the advantage of him some pounds and it is reported that! Burrows fouled to -save himself from a knockout which seemed inevitable is week by f11001 cities 2. That numerous Accidents havo i towns 10 issno n-1-iuuijLS) or! work will be commenced immediately the roofiipt of this report con- F T AF r firming tho work of Engineer Grace. T. 3lcGreffor had a hair-raising j On the return of Mr. McGregor the experience yesterday afternoon. He! "ianaper. last week, he was inter- moving his household effects into view on behalf of tho Council'and Ihol schfsnl citios and towns 10 issue debentures should be fully advertised the of th< debentures.''' Tn support of his new home on Bnrdctt St. nnd had Board of ;ind g.ive the assiir. started a firo in the kitchen stove. It ance that Medicine Hat would bf! appears that rhe water in thc hot headquarter? for the company. This'1 had frozen and when the ''c-inp the the overture from tlie boiler began to boil, the stoam had cir-v to flle company regarding the "0 means of escape and in a flash permanent office buildings there was nn, explosion that smashed sl'O'ild be gone ahead with, the stove to pieces and completely The. finding of a five million font demolished two kitchen windows and pas well on their property also solves the window the bathroom off thc another problem for them! They" have The live coals in the stove a power now which can bf- utilized, j scattered all over the room and if needful, in pumping water? Jt kept Mr. McGregor and a friend lands. Thev is required .jr. issue, of municipal his resolution, G.W. j Robinson, secretary-treasurer of Loth bridge .hft schoo] to advertise thei .'i by-law- to raise The citv 2. That numerous Accidents happened throughout the country from time to tinu: which have beer, due to the oversight or errors of such employees, and almost invariably the having knocked him dnwn for the coiiut of nine rcpeatedJy in a couple of the previous rounds. Howell has been matched to fHit a California lightweight- of his bv the name of Williams who has quite a reputation on the west coast The At Hillcrest Jan. Paper say, F. H. Sherman, district president of the United Mine Workers, was in Frank yesterday on official business. Questioned concerning the statement int'Mltion to council has to do this and he though, the school board should also. Under tho present all the school board has to do when they wish raise money is tn p< intention. In this law authorizing certain for school without, the it, public to up a notice oi a by. oxpcnditures passed of- can be boinjr havt onto two nltcrna- o was with him busy for some mo- gravity system, and a pump- roents, burying ihc coais in water and in- two strings to n bow Preventing the house ffc-tl.iner on fire. tilis kind hotter than one. Chicago was hit by a blizzard yes 'orday and all traffic is fieu up. ?ame condition of affairs error has been made niter th hour of service. 3. Thfit flic same iphth conditions vailed in the United States until Con- prohibiting the uch employees beyond juc fight will likely be pulled "off in rcccntly in the District ledger, middle of next month at the Lvew7m official organ of the mine workers that labor trouble is brewing at Hill-1 crest. Mr. Shaman said he feared there is grave probability of a strike; 'he and the other officials of the I arrived-here this week.' accompanied I wife, and has taken over the I'lrug- store of E. jf jfloctor is a graduate'of Toronto W yersity medical college and has had iour years experience as practicioner' and has met vith success in his welcome estimable' wife Grassy Lake. to TELEGRAPHIC BRIEF? J. Jaclvson. exO is likeiy for Selkirk j Commissioner. appointed Assistant that r P1J vl j i reasonable hours, and that Pincc" the' collector of Inland Rev- said enactment, tho number of will be superan- railway accidents due to such causes I f have boon materially reduced. i 4. That the enactment union arc endeavoring to influence tho men to remain at work until the agreement expires in March but that t0 !ic .succeeded bv Andrewi itv ho feared there of doing s would Ix; no possibil- He said the qucs- hibitin of the employment of I tionwili come up at the district con- Dan Mann Cheers Up B.C. New Westminster, "Jan. I return east, I will recommend to the company that engineers be placed in he field at once, to locate a line oloyees beyond oighr hours .Jaily will groatly reduce danger of accidents in Canada, all of outright, by WIinp ?H baiiK. J-ro on thc third Pacific coast. We have 3.000 mil- line m operation and in- more miles was the there was a convention The exist throughout Wisconsin. Winnipeg Shamrocks from the MapiP last night by 8 to 7. is duo the travelling ho (rain service '-mployees. your petitioners wjn ever pray that tho Senate and House of Com- mons of Canada will ,-nact a law prohibiting thc employment of the Aforesaid employees beyond eight con- ivi: in each dav. s over the pillar remains unsettled. way Commission that- the C. P. R. is applying for permission to close Peace Ave., from Tenth to Sixteenth Sts. The notification came as a sur- receipts for the. month a large increase over the ceipts of tho snow re- declaration of Mr. D.D-Mann vice president of the Canadian Xor! at a meeting heW in New w nunster this evening under the joint Apices of the Board of Trade and tnc city council. COLEMAN WON Coleman, Jan. o o corresponding month ?ear. This month shows that the customs business brought 1 Coleman Hockey team scored a victory wfth Fernie yesterday afternoon. At half 8tood to Fernie's ;