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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Tbtirflda.v. JulyL'O. nut. THE LETHB1MHCJK DAILY DEKALD PigcS MEDICINE HAT If you ate interested in the City of Medicine Hut, call our office and let us show you maps, blue prints, etc., of City View Sub-division IAW, Terms Easy. F. C. Lowes Co. J. R. Anderson, Manager Building Site Lots 30 and 31, Block 92, each; 1-2 easli; balance 6 and 12 months. R. V. GIBBONS CO. FOR EXCHANGE Weft one-half-tnd southeast one-fourth Section thirty-four, Town- ten, Rtnge nineteen. acres. River bottom land. East. ranch. To eichange'for'modern home in Lethbridge O. T. LATHROP WHITNEY BLOCK, LETHBRID5E. FOB SALE The 8 roomed fully modern house, facing east and known as No. 508 Westminster Rd., 54500. Terms. The H. MACBETH AGENCY (MUKANCI THE NEW PROVINCIAL GAOL BEST OF ITS KIND IN CANADA Every Modern Facility has Been Introduced Building is Absolutely Fireproof; Freedorh Allowed Prisoners Complete Sewrage System; Striking Features of the Institution side of the main part, one of the first A barber also be fitted up things which strikes the visitor's no- j hero, anyone prisoners will boj Almost concurrent with the open- ing of the new provincial asylum at I'onoka .hV'lhu wueh oi'> Ji camp the.opening of.the nowly-c acted proyimial jail heio, ami the of AiheiU one of the joung CBt provinces in the Dominion maw well fee'l proud these two institu- tions. of Alberta have spared no JKI.UK infurnishing tho equipment" for the preservation of law and order in the province, and the public may rest assured that ev- erything bus been done in this regard" which could be done. Kver. since Alberta was created a province in 1905 there has been felt n growing need fora well-equipped, well nnnagcd Jail. It was found impossi- ble to keep nine months' to two-year term men in (be Mounted Police iiiard rooms wherever located with any degree of satisfaction... Resides which they, in their official capacity, should not be called upon to bear, it i vas found to impair the class of ser-J MONEY TO LOAN ON IMPROVED SA'Al'S SNAPS caih; 3 roomed liouse and :2 lots, North Ward, 1650. balance monthly piymenU." 160 acres good farm land 4 miles (rum railway. Ill per acre, Kasy terms WVM. Harris Fire Insurance Room 1 Dominion Block Phone 1367 ide that fiuui-H arc; uii co crete. .This is nectifisnry i'or fire pro- 'but also to prevent tunnelling nrtaoneiB ifoi which reason the wlndqws'-all through the building sire also1 strongly burred. Af the light of the hall into which the 'main entrance leads, is the ward- en's up in all respect: like the ordinary business man's of- fice In a down town block. Here Warden-Rivers passes his time. In t.ho direction, of the multitudinous affms which come tip daily in connection with the -proper management of such rge institution. Just across tho hall from him in tho Deputy Warden s fitted up for himself and his clerk. Here the details Of the Jail; are managed. Warden Kivers inform- j ed us, however, that eventually thi: room .would likely be turned into a. reading and writing room for the use of the Inmates on Sundays, and Hie A VIEW OF THE-GAOL'' U1 Good Buys Splendid comer on McKay street 5th Avenue consist- ing of riots with shack AH fenced 1575 -Two'lota in Parkdaje location, each. suit in each case. Nortli Lethbridge Realty Co. PHONE Ml SPECIAL i For 20 Days Only Block 89 (Redpath) Each Lots 1 to 7 inclusive Lots 24 to 29 inclusive Lots 32 and 33 HARRIS OLSON phone 1412 Room 4 Begin Bllu, Uthbridge KILL CHILD B.C. July IT-A plague of evails here and at IB attributed to mile und hoiwff 41M frwi moflnnlto bites while i MMtrcj company which WHS to i today closed don n on Account of the iwan of insects invaded thr> hnilding Se.eral hundred men oui of nork on ac count of camps closing tn therein itj, mosquitoes hcing thick that u In imposflble to keep men or animals work. this A Aged 28, o[ WR, Ont., 'dropped dead Buffalo. ice the Mounted Police'are capable ng, owing to the Tit ct that mam the men -were constantly required E guaids {heir on0mal duty lies in patrolling .the coiintry .On-the other., hand, it is generally conceded that, to .olace short-term men In a penitentiary where, for the sake of consistency, they are forced into the companionship of the hard ened criminal and life-sentence man Is in direct opposition .to humane punciples tbe law. Hitherto there has been nb'qih- cr place1 to confine these short-term men except, the 11 oun ted the was needed uheie misfit be placed so that at UIG end of their-term they may not only have "seen The.Folly of Their Ways which hi ought them within the arm of the law, but have learned, by the kind treatment accorded .them, that the law ia right and jus, and has a humane side. Having decided, then, that .a jail was an, absolute necessity in this mod- iel, well-governed -province, the' de partmeat of Public Works began, to cast about to find a most suitable lo- cation. Lethbridge1 was finally decid- ed upon and a block of two hundred acres of i. as --i about three miles east of the city The building was iiiehed to pletion and1 was otcumcd' for the first; time on Friday, June 13. Without dpuM, the provincial .jail at-Tollbridge is a model of up-to-date- ness. Jt was the intention of gov crnnienl to build a detention which, would embrace- all the lales.t features in good jail buildings, and in this they have .succeeded. J3very- thing- which could be 'done for comfort of the prisoners was done, and all (lie good points of other Ca- nadian and American jails were fol- lowed to the letter. To describe the jail at Lethbridge to tbe oidm.uv Ionian be a hpj'd lask, unless al. first inspected by him. However, in order to .give its readers EOIIIO idea of tho building, the Herald sent its representative; inspect the building, rind kindness of Dr. was fortunate enough to spend a coii- pie-of hours going through the Jail from one end to the other, taking a note of every point of. interest. Absolutely Fireproof Tbe building throughput is of re- inforced concrete, making it absolute ly fireproof. The walls and exterior are of solid concrete and pressed red brick, giving it a very fine nppean ance to the passer-by, and In this re sjiect there Is not looking building of its kind. In tho, whole'Do- minion. U is GO built addi- tion may be made to it w.thout troii blc at any lime when .an addition be considered necessary. Generally speaking, the building In in (.wo main parts, the main building on the west, and the wing on east, which Is much The west part of the building is complete with two sloroys and a basement, while the wing is 'two storeys 'in height, but without a basement, Entering the jail by the .main en- deputy warden's room will then be moved upstairs.' Going upstairs from the mam entrance lull Is the deputy warden's bedroom, off which there is .1 "ell-eqmppcd.bHthrooin. Quo thing "hith might be rcm uUd heie that throughout, the'.building is equipped with b-uhiooms and other sanitai arrangement for the com- fort and cleaning Of he s The guards it, also at the head o' thP bfdjis leirtme; fiom tho main entire the dep ut maidens oflice will be situated m the hall'at the head of the slurs on the flocr that bis piesent cin be -non up foi i leading and anting room clo e to the u ml en's office. Having inspected the up. stairs, apartments in (hat section it j wag found Impossible to go farther, ib the building ihioiiiliout is diuded into sections of which thcie aie HUGO and it is imposfaiblp to go fiom one to the other c.xcepi thioigh the gieit door Iciding Horn the back of the bill of the main entrance. Of thcbe three sections the middle one is given up fo the offices of the of the jail, while-: the left wing is the cell section and tbe right .wing is the wo- section Going through the big door leading irorn tne nuiin section llie "main floor, one comes into' the Mtntois iwrUeiy Contrary to the usua not'have tlich heads clipped off close alt over, bu their hair .will be cut In the ordluar; manner. The other section of the main par or the building Is given over for the accommodation of female prisoners Their section constitute jmicticiilb one-third of the building, and consid ering that 'there will never be more thin hilf a women in tbe Jai! it once and bildom mote than one or two, it almost too much space lias been devoted to their accommodation. If it is at all possi- ble, Warden Rivers SHU! that he would like to see arrangements made to keep the women prisoners where they so that; this section night be given over for the accommo- dation of the men. At the present time there ft re only seven women pria- oners in-the whole as .these coma mostly from Calgary and the is thought that some ar- rangements may be .made to keep them there, BO that the whole building could be used for men prisoners onlj It would have giving up a third of the building to. sav- ing the expanse of keeping.a matron and other lady If women prisoners are kept here. On the ground floor of the female department is the day room. This is a large well lighted room where-the, women will spend their days, and will be equipped with a sewing machine and tables. On the lop floor Is the women's hospital, and leading that is the matron's living room and apart The .upstairs is now being used as. a guards' sleeping room. Ii basement is situated the women's ving room. Section Leading from the visitors' room to the east wing one .comes to tbe third section j which perhaps is the onlj dreadful part of the whole building This cell and it is here .hat tKe inmates :arerconfined during Uie night" It is excellenth equipped can be handled with tbe least possible amount of trouble The cells OTI the cendal poruoi of the is without a basement the w hole section being )uilt as one large room the cells vhicb ai'e back ,are in iiers, the doors facing the outside of the uiiMing. There tiers of ;ells, each tier containing thirty-four on: each'side. 'Around he .second and third tiers are bal- dnies from wi.icb they are reached, and'which arc used by the guards in doing the night- patrol. 'At the put- Bide of each cell at the: top of the No. 1 Ranching Propositions acres In block, 50 per cent, tillable, running.-water OB tract; only J8.50 per acre: good terms 2240.acres 8 miles from town, 50 per cent, or more till- able; several springs on tract; I1II.50 per.acre; good terms; s Good half section on.Weyburn line, only per, acre. The Weber-Huff Investment Co. ROOM 10 ALBERTA BLOCK. PHONE 771. FOR SALE Bungalo, 6 rooms, furnace and conveniences, workshop and fine cellar, lawn, cement surrounded and shade trees; furniture goes with; 5 lots 127 ft. front- Jotii.Street South; ,a good J5500, 11500, balance 4 years'or foOOO cash. 1 Apply to owner, at 818 15TH STREET SOUTH BUY WHILE BUYING IS GOOD Ideal building lots, on Westminster lioad, water mid Wilkie Kerr INSURANCE AND COAL, HULL BLOCK, WEST A. R. A I. OFFICE. PHONE 823. door is an electric light, so that, each compartment may be well lighted for the convenience of the. guards. An excellent locking system ie provided. Each cell floor hits a separate loci but besides (.here is lever locking system by which a' guard may lock seventeen cells, or a whole al once by simply .pulling a lever at tl: end of guai may stand at the'eiid of the after tolling' the prisoners to step ii towel-rack. Besides there .ven- tilator in each cell, the foul ah 'hemp drawn oft at tho tup and'.a supply of Vesh air. driven in at the floor. The cells arc spacious .mid well lighted, ao that all the ordinary necessarie -for provided, i Cell for Murderen At the extreme east end of the eel section built-strongly; Into the south- east corner is a' single .cell. '-Asking; Warden Rivers what; It' was for, :he answered "That which I. sincerely hope may never be: occupied. It is fhe cell where condemned pris- oners wl penalty. Y VIEW OF THE GAOL FROM TH E RESIDENCE OF C. R. DANIEL door, room. It is handy to the cells, and it is here Ihat prisoners are brought In Charoc of Guard whenever a friend may to visii; thorn. Off the visitors' room, is the storeroom, where the bursar, Mr. Ross checks the supplies needed for the establishment, in and out, as might be done in a great warehouse. That complelws the middle section of the building, except for the base-j or for any kind of special punishment! ment, and a part of the upstairs i They are not equipped with any" fur- another route, nltiire, thus affording a simple means pull the lever, locking every when he may then go nlong the row and secure each door by its separate lock. There are three cells on tbe bottom licr which are tightly boarded up in front ao that, not a ray of light may penetrate inlo fhe cells. These are the punishment cells, where the iyls- oners are confined for misbehav which la reached by In (he basement is the dining room for the male prisoners, a bath room, equipped "with shower baths, where the :prl8onors receive a bath-'once a week, 'hi i he other part of tho top floor of the second section is the men's hospital, with dispensary in a room ftl tbe back. The dispcn- equipped, bill few of the ne- nmall ry will soon be fi as yet there are onl, trance, wbjcb ii in north for first aid stocked there. of punishment. All the other cells well provided for the comfort of the prisoners, and many of them will have belter ac- commodation there than they had pre- vious to thejr Imprisonment. .Here Is a model 'call: Iron bed, hinging from the wall, ao'that'it miy be put, up out of Ihe'way in the daytime; mat- ircss, pillow, woollen blankets, wmbBtind lavatory, wd 1 be'kept awaiting the death In front door there, if it should ever happen to 'he.occu- pied, will stand the'-' In the cell, which there was no furniture of any kind1 In addition to the building at tho back of the main'part is one of the most important of the jail. This is the 'culinary department Here tho food for the prisohsts is prepared and when it is considered that when the whole building is full, as it mav be, there are nearly ISO men to pro- nde foi, it will be seen tha-t the cul- department is one of the busi- est spots institution The equipment, of this department-through out is- the most up-to-date which.could be provided Betide the large range of the hotel pattern is a s leans table which can he used for cooking There are also wash tables, sinks, etc., which provide easy means of keeping1 everything in s. cleanlj condition In one corner of the kitchen there .is a large refrigera- tor-.which hv kept-well .stocked with ice cut. from the' lake on the farm, so that in warm weathvr provisions may be kept fresh and wholesome. Off the kitchen there -is 'another Isrpe room, called (he hake-room. This IB equipped with a bread mixer, capable of mixing two hundred loaves i.t. once, and a regulation, bake-o Inch will bake one hundred loaves it one time. There, is also ;i large pastry table with all the usual equip- such as might be found in-the node! bakery. From "the kitchen to lie dining room in the basement is a sorl of elevator, or dumb waiter, it is called, by which the provisions; e sent down af 'meal times. Hetween tbe kitchen and the main art. of the building ia The Ventilator Room i which are installed all the us for ventilating the whole build-; ng The ventilation njutem is very nmplete, one of the' most approved Inns of ventilation by means of el- ctricallj driven fans" being followed hroughout the building.- Br operat- ng the fans all the foul air; may be rawn out of In the build- ng, nt the faneUme driving in a upply of fresh sir, It Mill be readily teen then that he jail is mott complete ancAnp- Institution, RO far as the bullit ng Unclean, ell ventilated, and ev- rythlng Itu for the prec- atlon the goori hetlth of .the In-, IndjNHt, If the burs were to be i lemoned from the windows, it might a hospital, being in many incie eanitjiry and com- plete than the average hospital. So very few of the outbuildings have been built One of the main ones Is, however, IB one of tbe ipferesting places about the in- stitution to Visit. This Is the power bouse. It is at.the rear of the jail, separate from It, except for an underground passage which has been. provided for the purpose of bringing Hie steam pipes and power wires into ('IP building, at the game time at ford- ing a medns of setting from one build- ing to the other without going out of k rfoois In the power house the elec- ti icity for the plant Is generated Two (Continued on pagt 7) RANCH FOR SALE Consisting of 1900 fir-t land, only three miles' from a live town. Good buildings, worth 13000; .all tenced, 500 acres m crop. Small creek runs through the land; good place for stock. For particulars 'and price inquire' of The Garden Land Co. MACDONALD BLOCK, JTHE BIGGEST SNAPS IN FAHM LANDS IN ALBERTA IfiO Fenced. Stable, etc. 80 Spring wheat Price 120.00 per acre In half crop paymenti, fiiO 500 acres In crop, Spring looking splendid. g miles from "it town 00 per acre. Wf havt splendid In raw land, close to aurvay, tor from to ptr THE Dowiley-Mulhern Land Co. SucCMM" Tilt Dowlliy-McMflltn Land Co. ;