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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta IHe Lethbridge Herald VOLUME 3 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, -WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 1908. NUMBER 37. THE CITY COUNCIL IS NEGOTIATING Adopt Recommendation of the Special Committee in Regard to Electric Light Plant The City Council acting upon the advico of Engineer Cecil B. Smith, has opened negotiations for the pur- chase of the plant of the Lethbridge Electric Co. A special committee years and an unfair treatment of the present company as well as a bad ad- vertisement for the city in running opposition to an established industry The company is not in a position to meet the conditions that would be with Aid. Adams as chairman, was j necessary to grant them a franchise. appointed to consider the subject of The only course open is to purchase water, light and power and report to the plant of the company. The corn- the council. At a special meeting of mittee figured out a valuation and the council of Saturday night, this j the company will make the offer to committee made their report. The the company as. a basis of negotia- coinmittee had been allowed to go tion. If it is refused, they will ex- through the plant and books of the ercise the option given them in the company for the purpose of getting information as to its value. As these figures are confidential, they are not published. The committee in their report out- lined the four courses open to the city in order to solve the water, light and power problem. The first is to .put- in a plant at the pumping station to run the pumps. The sec- ond is to put in an electric plant to operate in opposition to the com- pany. The third is to make an ar- rangement with the company giving them an exclusive franchise for a num. ber of years conditioned -with-certain improvements and extensions. And the is to buy out the compa- ny. The committee thought the first im- practicable because of- the expense be- ing out of proportion to the The second proposition would meam operating at a loss for a number of gas- well agreement viz., each party to appoint a valuator, these two a third and these to place a valuation on the property, and the city to pay ten per cent, above the valuation ar- rived at. When the city gets the plant it is proposed to have it removed to a site near the pumping station where it can be more economically and effic- iently operated. It is estimated that one hundred and fifty thousand dol- lars will be required to purchase the plant, move it, improve it, and ex- tend it to meet the city's require- ments, for water, light and power. The committee is recommending the adoption of their report, estimate that the plant will pay its way from the beginning, meeting all charges against it. The council adopted the report. Of course, the whole matter will, be submitted to the ratepayers YOUNG BRIDE LOST HER LIFE TRAGEDY AT VANCOUVER Vancouver, B. C., July a row in the Palace saloon on Hastings St., about midnight, David Morrissey was killed. He was struck during the quarrel by Charles-Manning, a team- ster and in falling, had his skull crushed on the tile floor. Manning arrested. Sister-in-Law of Y. S. Shepard Drowned at Vancouver before is done. TENDERS FOR NEW PIPE The council held a special meeting; to sell tea and. cake, ice cream, etc., on Saturday night to discuss the in some of the stores whose ownsers report of the special committee on! have given them privilege so to do. water light and power, and the re-j Several of tbe aldermen expressed port of the market committee. Oth- themselves as in sympathy with the er matters were taken up as well. All the members of the council 'except Aid. Cunningham who was out of town, were present. The secretary treasurer was auth- orized to issue cheques to L. H. Fow- ler, the Lethbridge Motor Car 'Co., and the A. R. I- Co., for the site for the market. RIGHT OF WAY FREE object aimed at by the ladies but! judged that they could not grant j them the privilege as ratepayers paying heavy taxes and licenses for the same privileges. REPORT OF POLICE Chief Gillespie submitted a very comprehensive report of the work of the department during June. One interesting item was the fact that ]N. Lccran lor :.P.R. asked I ninety-five the city to put a value on a couple of lots in the Turner addition of North Ward that the company wishes to acquire for the right of way for the spur track they are building to pounded. animals had been im- Only one serious charge had been laid d.uring the month, that being one of obtaining money under false pretences. The 'chief complained of the carelessness of the business the Koyui Collieries. The council j men iu leaving the places c: business them the right of way (open, insecurely fastened, and with- Vancouver, B. C., July the presence of hundreds of bathers at English Bay this morning two young women were drowned. The victims were Mrs'. S. F. Shep- herd, aged eighteen, wife of a young real estate agent oi Calgary. She was with her husband in this city on her honeymoon. Her companion was Miss Florine Anderson aged 16, who li-ved here with her parents. The young women went at 9 o'clock to the beach and had been in the water more than half an hour before the accident occurred. The tide was ver low which alowed the non- swimmers to wade far- beyond thr usual bounds. Beyond the end of Ithe recently constructed pier there had been left by a dredge a hole many feet in depth. Into this the bathingv girls walked and they sank immediately. Another little girl with them, Lota Lewis, was rescued by R. G. Reed, physician. Reed came very near being in a second attempt to res- cue the drowning young woman. Mrs. Shepard came up a third time and several -youths grasped her but she struggled frantically and despite everything they could do she sank for the last time. Several expert swimmers dived but could not reach the bodies. Mrs. Shepherd was a bride of just a month. On June 13 the woman, whose maiden name was Jean Patterson, ran away from home and was married. They went to a small town south of Cal- gary and were married. They did not return home, but came to Van- couver to spend the honeymoon. The young husband is heartbroken. There is little chance of securing the bodies. Mr. Shepherd is a brother of Y. S. Shepherd of this city and is well known here having been associated with his brother in business here for tilae. His bride Caiiie frulii through the lots free, the thought of the Council being that whatever part of the lots remained could be used for industrial sites. The city got the lots through the default of taxes paid. Engineer Arnold advised that the out lights after closing time. The pay roll for the demolition of the walls of tho fire hall was passed. WILL SIGN. UP Tho secretary treasurer read over the contract to be signed with Janse MacDonnell so that the council city purchase some lumber for work mjght see whether or not anything of street grading and repair of side were jeft out or ought to be. It was walks, and some tile pipe for culverts. This was ordered. HORSE AND WAG OX the 'found to be alright, fair wage clause and all. The mayor and secretary- treasurer were authorized to sign The city engineer recommended that j them up. the waterworks department be sup- plied with a horse and waggon that -ASK FOR TENDERS The engineer will be instructed to the superintendent may the more call for tenders for the new readily and efficiently oversee the gallon elevated steel tank with foun- work and save draying charges. He advised the renting of a stable until the city's stables arc built. The council thought tho suggestion a good one and so ordered. The .Immigration officer at Winni- peg in regard to the disposal of sew- age at the immigration hall, wrote saying that he had referred it to the Public Works Department at Ottawa and doubted not that the city's wish cs would be met. COULD NOT DO IT The ladies of St. Augustin's Church wrote inquiring whether it would be dations, the pipe for the sccoud force main, and for the digging and refill- ing of the trench for the force main. SCALES FOR THE MARKET The market is rapidly assuming de- finite shape. The site has been stak- ed out and plans made for construc- tion of pens, and the fitting up of the fire hall. The council to ;i> st.n.1 a ton ton double-beam, steel, Canadian-Fairbanks weigh scales with a check register. The cost will be S4fi5 an'l t.he cost of The scales will be placed either on the market site or on Wood St., immed- necessary for them to have a license iately alongside the site. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO B. E. WALKER, President ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager ESTABLISHED 1867 Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS 'TRANSACTED AT ALL BRANCHES DRAFTS AND MONEY ORDERS sold, and money transferred by telegraph or letter. COLLECTIONS made in all parts of Canada and in foreign countries. FOREIGN BUSINESS. Cheques and drafts on the United States, Great Britain and other foreign countries bought and sold. n3 Lethbridge Branch C. G. K. Nourse, Manager HANDLING OF THIS YEAR'S CROP C. P. R. Officials Say the Big Road Is Prepared Montreal, July C. P. R. knows crop prospects of ihe West as well, and perhaps better than anybody else and there is not the slightest doubt that they will be in position to handle business as far as their resources go when they come." This was the reply of G. M. Bosworth, fourth vJw president in charge of the traffic of the C. P. R. yesterday after- noon to despatches that have been repeatedly sent out from the West of late accusing Canadian railroads of sleepiness in- connection with antici- pating .big crops of wheat to be hauled this fall. Mr. Bosv.-orth added that the CVP. R. is always making preparations for any business offering and is in addi- tion, taking every precaution to learn what is likely to offer in future, so as to be able, to get, ready for any- thing that may turn up. Mva. Bosworth strongly depreciated the efforts of prophetic calamity howl- ers, who were already predicting diffi- culties in handling a crop that was yet to be garnered under conditions yet to be established. WERE CAUGHT BORDER Story of the Capture of Robbers by Mounted Police Macleod, July -Arrests were made here in connection with the re- cent series of robberies, Carlos Mon- tay, a Mexican, and John McDonald, an Englishman being the prisoners. Montay's previous record does not seem to base been a very good one as he answered descriptions held by the police a'nd is jwanted under sev- eral charges. many aliases. He was previously employed by the 101 Wild West Show- as roughrider and roper, which outfit he quit at Calgary. John McDonald the "other prisoner, was also until lately em- ployed by this show outfit and quit them at High- River. The two seem to have- cast their lots together and have perpetrated: several robberies here and .in outlying districts. They are charged under six different head- ings. Constable Gooderich, stationed at Big Bend, captured the English- man who hails from Brighton and Corporal F. G. Moses, captured the Mexican at 1.30 o'clock Thursday morning at .Mountain View. Corpl. Moses was informed some hours previously by Frank Speth, a rancher living near Mountain View, that his house had been broken into and his trunks rifled and several ar- ticles wThich belonged to his wife had been stolen. These were a gold watch and chain, three gold rings, a gold spring bracelet and a ladies Stetson hat, all of which he described minute- ly. Corpl. Moses immediately went out there and after having examined the scene of the robbery, noticed sev- eral horse's hoof marks around the house and yards. He followed these with difficulty several milcS, tracking the thief wherever the hoof-prints were visible. He ultimately came up with him and ordered him to surren- der. Montay came quietly. His I _ i T but was afterwards found by Moses and brought into Pincher Creek. The next morning Montay was placed on the horse shackled hand and foot with his hands behind his back and brought to Macleod, a distance of 32 miles. The two came their prelim- inary hearing before Supt. P. C. H. Primrose of the R. N. W. M. P. and Corpl. Moses gave evidence, telling how he followed them and every de- tail in connection with the robberies. Montay confessed everything. He told how he had forced a window in the Great West Saddlery Co., and had stolen 2 pairs of chapps, a lea- ther pair for himself and a pair of yellow. Angora chaps for his chum. These he said he cut down as they were too long. They then broke into the hardware store, and took the revolvers, knives, etc., and then they said they went up to Fairwoather's stable and took his horse and saddle, etc. in broad 2 MEN SUFFOCATED BY GAS IN AN EFFORT TO RESCUE A BOY Terrible Fatality at the New C. P. R. Bridge Boy Crawled Into a Hole and Two Men Went in to Rescue They Lost Their Lives and the Boy Was Saved Two men killed an several others with narow escapes Is the net result of another most regrettable accident. The dead men are: FEED RUSH, a young Englishman. GEORGE N. THOMPSON, a recent arrival from North Dakota. The accident occurred about a quar- ter to two this afternoon at the foot of the last hill where the big bridge is being built and was caused by a boy., George Anderson, whose home is nearby, being too curious and ven- tureSome. Some time ago it was noticed that one of the piers at the foot of the hill was sinking a trifle so the C. P. R. asked Gunn Sons to sink a hole nearby to see if the foundations were secure. This hole was sunk about twenty-five feet- when it was found that the pier was resting over one of the old abandoned entries to the Gait mines and that it was only par- tially filled with slack and other de- bris. A week ago Thursday the en- gineers ordered work to stop at the hole because of the gas that was aris- ing making it impossible for men to work more than half an hour at a time, and ordered a fan to be con- structed to take out the foul air. Little George Anderson and Willie Niedig were playing around this af- ternoon when the former started to climb down the timbers of the hole. Not hearing anything of him Willie looked into the hole-.and saw his com- panion lying on his back on a timber fifteen feet below. He immediately ran to tell his mother who gave the alarm. Some of the employees of J. Gunn Sons were working at the top of the hill and immediately came to the scene. W. A. Campbell a well known carpenter, immediately went down into the hole without waiting to get a rope. He had picked the boy up and was starting up with him when he was overcome and fell over. Two others, Rush and Thompson, the deceased, immediately volunteer- ed to go down for him. They got the ropes attached to the boy and to Campbell when they were overcome and fell to the bottom of the hole. Campbell and the lad were hauled up with the aid of Engineers Blair, Ripley and Rodman McDonald who went part way down to secure the ropes. They got up again and another man, F. Hodson volunteered to bring up the men at the bottom but col- lapsed before he reached the bottom and had to be hauled up again. W. W. Cavris who is Thompson's broth- er-in-law, volunteered to go down and lyith proper protection managed to secures the bodies of Rush, and Thompson which were 'brought up. Both Hodson- and Canvis were in bad way but soon recovered. As soon as Rush and Thompson were brought, up, it was seen -that there was small chance of life. Dr. Mewburn was on the scene in a few minutes and although eVery effort was made to bring them back were unavailing. It is the doctor's opinion that they were dead before being brought up. All the men were employees .of J. Gunn Sons. Rush and Thompson are both single. The former is an Englishman from London and came here with an extra, gang from Toron- to last fall. Thompson came from. North Dakota eight or ten weeks ago- Both were good workmen and highly esteemed by their fellow workmen. Engineer Ripley was down to the bottom of the hole on Friday and was part way down on Saturday. At these though the air was bad, the gas was not particularly dangerous, and it is strange that the gas should so sud- denly become so strong. The little boy, Anderson, who is about ten years old, will be all .right in a short but he had a very narrow escape. The men who escaped appear to have suffered very little harm as a result of then- heroic ef- forts to save the others. RELIANCE MINE HAS NEW MANAGER Taber, July adjourned meeting of the shareholders of the Reliance Coal Mining Co... was held at Calgary. A good number of share- holders were present and the affairs Of the company were thoroughly gone into. Means have been determined upon to put the company on a sound financial basis, and it has also been decided to put in some new mining machinery with the object of reduc- ing the cost ,of mining the coal. The new officers were elected as i Winnipeg; Vice President, Mr. Spence oi Calgary; Secretary Treasurer, W. W. Douglas of Taber. Four directors residing in different parts of the coun- try were also elected. Mr. J. 0. Han- nah of Calgary was elected manager and Mr. E. P. Millar of Reliance, ac- i countant. With such a strong management Reliance mine should soon be one of the mosts prosperous mines in the Taber district. CHAIRMAN OF NATIONAL COMMITTEE Lincoln, Neb., July has practically boon decided the ques- tion of a chairman for the national Democratic committee should be left to a sub-committee of nine. It is said to be the desire of Mr. Bryan that this sab-committee shall make the selection inside of two weeks. pjVMjmnbiy about 4 a.m. Tuesday, all the missing articles being produced in court and identi- fied. They also stole spurs and belts and leather wristlets from the Great West Saddlery Co. Montay :-aid that he thought the owner oi the chapps had only missed one -pair. and that if this was the case he would -like to keep the other pair. He also said that there was perfume and some postcards in Speth's trunk, and that he wished he had taken these. Their cases were all remanded till 10 a.m. Monday when all witnesses will be present. There were many rumors current here yesterdny. One was that the thieves had held tip a rancher nam- ed Gregory near the border and after they had moved on Gregory collected a bunch of his neighbors and hud ridden after them and in turn held them up. Then the police rode up j and nailed the whole bunch. This has not yet been confirmed. The prisoners had nothing to say in de- fence. McDonald the Englishman, appears to be very frightened. He has evidently been led on by Montay who seems sullen and not inclined to say more than he has to. PROPERTY ON STREET LINE A large number of property-hold- ers are finding themselves up against an unexpected expenditure as a re- sult of the surveys being made for the street-grading. A great many fences are from eight inches to four feet out on the street and occasion- ally a building is slightly over the line. The fence around the court house is being moved to its proper place. The fence on Coutts, from Bompas. to Courtland and along Courtland St. around the Barracks ground will have to be moved.f An- otVipr on Coutts St.. south is about four feet on the street. It will make a. opportunity for people to put up good new fences. FARMER KILLED Brantford, Ont., July Prouse, a middle aged farmer, sub- ject to fits fell down on the G. T. E. track at Cainsville this morning and was struck by a train and cut to pieces. Edmonton, July H. Sherman of Taber, president oi District 18, of the United Mine Workers of America, came up from the south and is a guest at the King Edward hotel. He here to attend a meeting of the in- vestigation board appointed by the Dominion department of labor to in- vestigate the questions in dispute between the Standard Coal company amf theiv employees. The members of this investigation board are Judge PI. C. Taylor, chairman, Frank B. Smith, Edmonton, representing the miners. The meeting will be held in the court house on Saturday morning. The dispute between the company and the miners is over the question of the rate of wages to be paid. Mr. Sherman stated to a Bulletin representative that conditions were somewhat improved among the miners in the province. At the pres- ent time every coke oven in Alberta and British Columbia is running full speed and cannot supply the demand for coke, a rather unusual condition of affairs. New ovens are being built at Coleman and Hosmer. 'One reason for the unusually large demand for coke was .that the smelters are all in full blast at present. One rather startling statement was made, however, by Mr.' Sherman, which shows how grave he consider? the state of affairs in Western Can- ada. "According to the way the min- es are running now and the attitude of the said Mr. Sherman, "I believe we will Imvu a worse coal famine next winter than we ever had before. There is plenty of coal in the country, but it is riot being min- ed fast enough. People are now only purchasing enough domestic coal to satisfy their immediate wants and are not providing for the winter months. As a result the demand for domestic coal is light and the mines, instead of getting out large quantities and stor- ing it in preparation for a rush oi or- ilcrs. are running; half time and bare- ly keeping ahead of the 'demand. The Taber mine is closed clown altogether the Lethbridge mine is running short time and the Bankhead mine is only in operation abot three days per week. These are the three principal mines that supply domestic coal for the prairies and according to the present indications there is going to be a large shortage. The Crow's Nest Pass mines are in full operation, but they supply steam coal for the Great Nor- thern railway and the C. P. R- The people of the West ought to take warning from the coal shortage two years ago and place order for their winter's supply of coal at once. As a result of the short time in the mines many of the best miners in the coun- try are leaving whon the rush comes there will only be inexperienc- ed men to work the mines." Money to Loan on Farms "I have thousands of acres of farm lands for sale in the Greatest Wheat producing District in' ALL OF ALBERTA I defy any man to show me a disw trict in Alberta that is as welt farmed and as prosperous as district NORTH WEST OF LETHBRIDGE Where there is now one railroad building and another promised to the farmers to haul out the crops of 1909. This district produced .the pro- ducts that helped Granum win first" j prize at the recent Dominion Fair. Farmers who have lived there lor" three and five years are now buying this land from _me at as high a figure as S20 per acre on cash instalment basis, and as high as per acre on tlie crop payment basis. Here are some real bargains. All of section 30-1222, only on crop payments. Lies 10 miles from new railroad station now building and will be but three miles from station on the Calgary Lethbridge railroad. All Section 24-11-23 at acre. This is raw prairie land, over half of which is as fine land as any one could wish is only' fair. I have been offered per' acre for raw land adjoining this tion. a.E. 1-4 of section 30-10-22 at per acre. Fenced and has 65 acres broken and 36 acres in spring wheat which should from present appearanc os yield 35 bu. to the acre. S. E. 1-4 of sec. 10-13-22 at per acre. 80 acres fenced and broken with a granary for 800 bushels of grain. Hur- ry. Secnon 26-12-22 at only per acre. this week N.E. 1-4 of 21-1122 at all fenced and 60 or 70 acres ready for fall wheat. AH can be plowed. Free from stones- Good well and .shack. POST office 21-2 miles. Take this quick before some St. Catherines, Ont., July three year old son of David Hand- ford, caught his neck in the rope of a swing today while playing and was strangled to death. W. R. Dobbin Rooms 1 2 Southard Block LETHBRIDGE ALTA. MONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS ;