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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOt. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JUNE I, NO. 144. PROPERTIES FREE FROM TAXES List Of Exemptions In the City Of Leth- bridge Lethbridge's total exempted pro- perty is valued at over two million dollars. When the ratepayers read those figures at the time Assessor Currie hamled in his roll they stood aghast. It was' hard to believe that 40 per cent, of the total assessed property of the city was exempt. Figures could not lie, of course, they said. But in this case figures prove to be rather deceiving. Assessor Currie has furnished The Herald with the exempted property list, and'it is not us horrible a tale as imagined. Here is the list Eeal property, buildings, plants and stock situated within the city limits and exempt from taxation DOMINION GOVERNMENT Revenue oflices ....................S Immigration hall.............. R.N.W.H.P. Barracks........ Land acquired for armory. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT Public sc-hools 5 lots for court house CITY OF LETHBRIDG-E Waterworks Electric light' plant ..........._ Fire hall Gait hospital Isolated hospital Horse a'n-d city markets AGENTS OUT OF A JOB New York, May thousand agents of the New York Life In- surance Company formally terminat- ed their services with that corpora- tion tdday. Apcording to officers of the company they were dropped by the company because of the state law which prohibits a New York life in- surance company from writing more than of new insurance in a single year. EARL DENIES IT Victoria, B'. C-, May Clanwilliam, who arrived here this afternoon and in an interview de- nied the statement telegraphed from Winjifpeg that wtar imminent and Germany. He said England must have eight Dread- noughts this year instead of four as planned and mui-t to build ships to ensure command of the seas and this would' prevent war. BILLY LADDER KNOCKED OUT City yards Miscellaneous lots C. P. R. CO. W -J- of high bridge miles roadbed............... Freight sheds, station, re- pair shops, round house, coal chutes, dwellings etc Park reserve ?300.000 CHURCHES Roman Catholic mission...- Roman Catholic convent.... 18.000 Presbyterian church Methodist church Method.ist, Xorth Ward English church Baptist church Salvation Army building... A. R. I. CO. Offices 71.7 acres N. of track FRANCHISES GRANTED Woollen mills Flour mills, elevator _ Taber License Was Transferred Yesterday afternoon the_ license commissioners met in the Oliver block to consider the application for the transfer of the hotel license fcom the" Palace Hotel Co. to Fred Her- scher. Commissioners Oliver and B_r ker and Inspector Nimmons wera present. W. C. Simmons was pres- ent on behalf of the applicants while the transfer was opposed by W. A. Aubin. It seems that Mr. Herscher had sold the hotel to the Palace Hotel Co., which had not been really- a live company, at 'least not live en- ough to pay all its so the property and hotel business now held under, seizure by an agent for Mr. Herscher. The license had first been issifed to Herscher, then trans- ferred to the Palace Hotel Co., ami the commissioners decided to grant the application nnd transfer it hack to Herscher. The commissioners had some difficulty in finding any reason for Mr. Aubin having anything to say in the matter, and asked him to show his authority. He admitted that he had been promoter of the company but had failed to show any credentials. His only objection seem- ed to be that he wanted someone to pay him some money for what he had advanced in settlement for some furniture. Mr. Aubin was advised to get his redress in the civil courts, but the license board could not help him. Jimmy Potts Did the Trick In the Sixth Round At Calgary EACH SETTLER IS WORTH MONEY Estimated Of New Comers Id High Calgary, Alta., June bat- t-lig bravely and 'gamely to the core in thirty-two contests in Canada, of which the larger number have been before a Calgary audience, Billy Lauder, the popular boxer and idol of the boxing fans in Calgary, went down to defeat for the first time last night, at the Lyric Theatre, being knocked out by Jimmy Potts in the sixth round of a fifteen round bout. After the round had gone about two minutes, Lauder came in like lightning with a left jab to Pitt's face. The Minneapolis boy blocked with his left and shot his right hard into the pit of Lauders stomach. Bil- ly went back on the ropes groggy and quick as a flash Potts shot his right and left to the jaw and Lauder went down like a log. His seconds carried him out of, the ring and Referee Smart held Potts hand and declared him the winner. Previous to the knockout, the five rounds, produced some of the best and most scientific boxing ever seen in Calgary. Lauder, always fast on-Ms feet, was here, there, and everywhere, in. an endeavor to avoid Potts' haymakers. On the other hand Potts showed him- self to be a past master in blocking Lauder's left jabs, and ducking right swings, and both men were in ear- nest and put up all they knew to outwit each other. On two occasions Lauder was very clever in getting in uppercuts, but there was riot enough wallop behind them to even jar Potts. Throughout the contest, Potts used his head to good purpose. He re- peatedly got his right to Lauder's wind and three times Billy felt them After the contest was over, Lauder soon came around. He said, "I was beaten all right. I have had my share and must expect, to get up against it sooner or later. Potts is a good man and I would rather lose to him than any one else I know of." Potts said he -had made up his mind to beat Lauder. He felt in per- fect trim and was stronger than he expected to be at the weight. v "Lau- der is a good man-, but he cannot always expect to go on winning." Gappy Smart made the following statement: 'Potts caught Lauder in the pit of the stomach and I saw that as soon as the landed that it was over as far as "Lauder was concerned. Lauder has done well during his many contests in Calgary and it was to be expected that, some one would come along and beat him." There was question raised about the knock- out Jbeing a foul. Cappy Smart declar- ed that the punch was in the stom- ach. Dr. Ings, the club's doctor, exam- ried Lauder after the bout and said the blow took effect right in the pit of the stomach and the effects had naturally disturbed that part of the body. The men weighed at ring side. Lau- ler had to take off his boots to make he weight and Potts just tipped the scales at the 135 mark. Lauder had on heavy bandages over the gloves ind Potts objected as the articles, ailed for light bandages only. The referee upheld Potts and Billy to take them off. Winnipeg, May which are startling are contained in the report the immigration depart- ment for the fiscal year, which was issued from the local oflices this morning-. The year closed on March 31st and the report contains statis- tics for all Canada. It. shows that the immigration to Canada via ocean ports or in fact from Great Britain, and the Eureop- ean countries decreased to the ex- tent of persons from the preceding fiscal year. This.decline is to be attributed to the results of the restrictive legislation aimed at in- digent or somewhat worthless immi- gration but it is gratifying to know that it has not seriously affected the in-rush from the British Isles. Settlers from the United States not only shows increase over the last fiscal year, but it breaks all records for migration across the southern border. In the 12 months prior to March 31st, settlers from the United States came into Canada, bringing with them money and ef-- fects, estimated value of which was It is computed that each .settler that comes over the boundary is worth on an average PREMIER PRICE IS DEAD Adelaide, June Thomas Price, premier of South Australia, is dead. ACYCLONE From reports on the street today North Dakota has been visited by a serious cyclone. One report says that three men were killed at Jamestown, and one a Devils Lake. Clint Moore received a message that his father bad been killed but, no particulars were given. The Herald takes the full Associated Press service but not a line has been sent in about a cyclone in Dakota. Efforts to secure details failed up to the time of going to press. TWODROWNED IN THE ELK RIVER High- Fa- tality Occured Near Elkmouth (Special to the Herald.) Ferine, B. C., June Cameron and Wm. Vandenberg were drowned in the Kootenay River this morning while attempting to cross the river near Elkmouth. The Elk is rap- idly rising at this place. AUTOMATIC PHONES FOR THIS CITY A special despatch from EJmonton announces that the government has decided to instal the automatic tele-, pnoncs in the new exchange. .Work in preparation for installation jbe started immediately. will DISASTER ON POTOMAC Washington, D. C., May person wa.s clrowend and five others .narrowly escaped a similar fate in the Potomac River late today when a large gasoline launch carrying three young" married couples out on holi- day excursion, caught fire from an explosion in the oil tank, forcing occupants to leap, overboard. CIVIl SERVICE ANGERED Ottawa, in council has been fixed making hours of work for all civil servants from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This adds about two hours a day to most service is wild, all men. The civil as. It has been cal- culated that the recent flat increase given all round works out about 25 cents an hour for time thus added to day's work. RAILWAY UP AGAINST IT Street Railway in Philadelphia Finds it Difficult to Operate Cars Philadelphia, Pa., May though the Philadelphia Rapid Trans- it Company brought men to this city yesterday during the night t take the places of its rnoiormen and con- ductors, vvho went on strike Saturday for higher wages and better working c-nditions, yet the street car service was worse today than at any time dur ing the trouble. The company ad- mitted at 9.30 a. m. that only 25 per cent, of its number of cars are in op- eration. President -John B. Parsons of the company and Charles 0. Rru- s_rer, general manager, declare, the com- pany will win the strike, filling the deserted places with new men and thousands of teamsters are making money by carrying people five and ten cents a ride according to the dis- tance. The strikers have a tremendous sympathetic following due in a large measure to the feeling stirred up-by the action of the traction. company in raising the rate of fare a month ago from six rides for a quarter to five cents-straight. Every car is car- rying two policemen and on some lines four are sent out on each trol- ley. SUDDEN DEATH OF DOCTOR Regina, Susk., June death occurred last night of Dr. Ballah, formVioly of Montreal, assistant in the Bacteriological Department here. The death followed a short illness with pneumonia and was most un- expected. The body is to be sent east to St Thomas this evening for burial. ONE MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT Toronto, Maj- contract for materials and equipment for the transformer station and engines were signed this morning by Hon. J. S. Hentlrie, who will act as chairman of the Hydro Electrical Power Com- misson until the return of W. K. MeNaught from California. The ag- gregate of the contracts is about two-thirds of which goes to the Westinghouse Co., of Hamilton, and one-third to the General Electri- cal Co., of Peterboro. WILL TAKE A RELIGIOUS CENSUS TWO MEN HURT IN A RUNAWAY Serious Accident At Frank Coleman Men Injured (Special to The Herald) Frank, Alta., May serious accident occurred about four o'clock this afternoon. Two men, Arthur Jolly, of Coleman, working for the at the station. K. Sadler, driver for the Mercantile Company, drove from Coleman, and starting from MiHer's livery stables the team MAY WAS A RECORD MONTH FOR THIS CITY Building Permits Nearly Quarter Of Per Cent Advance In Homestead Entries The .total value of the building per- mits issued during the month of May was The grand total for the.year up to date is made up as follows: January February.............. March April May Already, the total value of the per- D. -J. Hay, Westminster Rd., dwel- ling addition, Mrs. M. Lewis, North Ward, dwel- ling, E. H. Wilson, Redpath St., barn, Total for May, 1909, 84 permits- value, LAND OFFICE RETURNS The business at the .land office for mits for the entire year of 1908 is con- j May was hardly as large as for April siderably surpassed. .but still larger than any month last The permits issued yesterday were j year up to the time of the coniing Homestead entries 280 Pre-emptions 157 Purchased Homesteads 1 Total entries for May 438 The total for the same month last year was only 211. A manager of one of the large busi- nes establishments of the city states that business for May, 1909, beats all records and is easily 50 per cent, more- than for May last year. A local bank manager states that the business for the month of .May a run. Sadler was thrown out near the Crow's Nest Pass hardware store and fell on his head, which was bad- ly., bruised. He was carried to the Frank hotel, where he was attended by Dr. 3Ialcohnson. Arthur Jolly remained in the rig. The horses continued on at full speed until they and ran up against a stump and threw, him out. His head came in contact with a rock and gashed it badly. His body- was bruised terribly. He was taken to the Frank hospital where his wounds were dressed; It is not reported whether he is internally in- jured or not. The team broke away from the carriage, turned and ran up Dominion avenue, endangering the people on the street, when they struck a telegraph pole where they became separated. One remained but the other made for Coleman on a full run. The Sunday School Workers Fix Oct. 6 As the Day EATEN UP BY" COYOTES Man's Body Discovered on Prairie North of Main Line Calgary, June A. Holden of Grand Forks, N. D., arrived in the city on Saturday evening. the guest of I. G. Euttle. He" has just returned from a homestead inspec- tion trip and reports to the police one of the most mysterious tragedies which that body of men have had to deal with for some considerable time. With a party of four Mr. Holden was out looking at They came across the body of a dead man was exceptionally good, and there is j terribly mutilated on Range 9, Section a steady heathy growth of business. The collections too, were satisfactory as follows: i into force of the pre-emption act. J for season of the year. DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SENSATIONAL MURDER CASE AT REGINA Regina, Sask., May testimony was submitted at the trial of Ernest Morris, charged with the murder of his brother here today. Dr. Cook, of Milestone, who per- formed .the post-mortem examination, before a certificate of accidental deat-h was given, swore that the man TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Mrs. Duv-al, wife of Rev. Dr. Duval moderator of the Presbyterian Gen- Morris was killed shortly after eat- ing his supper, although -he was not prepared to swear that death was the result of. a blow inflicted by a second party. The blow that caused death, he said, might re- ceived by falling on a sharp edge or some metal, or the blow -that caused death might have been, inflicted some time before the man died, and that he might have received the fatal blow at some distance from home, aiid returned there afterwards and died. It is alleged that coal oil was thrown over the body to make it burn quickly. A feature of the sit- craeking of the skull, but this likely took place afterwards. The theory of the Crown now is that Morris- was shot from behind, hit over the head with some instru- ment which cracked his skull, the thrown into the house, satur- ated with coal oil and burned. 32 which is about 90 miles north oi Brooks station between here and Medicine Hat. The body was found on the prairie 50 miles from a hab- itation of any kind. At first the party thought it was- a 'dead horse but on .ncaring- the spot found it Ijc the body of a man. The man's face had boon en ton beyond thought' tion by coyotes. Yesterday afternoon, and evening a institute was held under the auspices of the Lethbridge and Cardston district of the Alberta Sunday School Association. The meetings were held in Wesley church and the principal speaker was H.F. Kenny, the recently appointed gen- eral secretary of the Alberta S. S. association. In the afternoon meet- ing the organization business was conducted. In order to further the welfare of the religious work in this rapidly growing city it was decided 1st, to hold a union Sunday school rally in this city on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 3. 2nd, to hold s. gathering of all the Sunday school workers of the city on the evening of Tuesday, Oct.. 5th, and that refreshments served so that the workers might become better acquainted. 3rd, to take a religious census of the city on Wednesday, Oct. 6th. The ministers and Sunday school superintendents of the city were ap- pointed a committee to make all necessary arrangements. The meet- ing heartily endorsed these plans, and would urge all denominations to join in making the census as com- plete as possible. Mr. IjjLany gave an interesting talk on Sunday school work as ap- plied-.to the different phases of life. Through the cradle roll the S.S. gets an influence over the mother as well as the baby, the school does its good work right along up to the Adult Bible class and home department, or the Business Men's Bible class for busy men who find time to study the bible in a business way v He re- ferred at some length to the boy problem and diamonds in" the roug-h. He laid great stress on or- ganization as important in solving many problems in Sun-day school work. There is great need for norm- al training of Sunday school teach- ers, for the boy often compares hia day school teacher with his teacher on Sunday. Where possible a school should have a normal training class preparing teachers as reserves. At the close of his talk the ques- tion drawer was ably answered Mr. Kenny. Rev. A. M. Gordon mov- ed a vote of thanks to "the speaker of the evening, and after the bene- diction the meeting dispersed. All were well, pleased with the success of the Sunday school institute. THE BARCLAY CASE Application was made by Mr. Bar- cay before Ihe Judge in Chambers at Calgary regarding the 'Custody of the Barclay infant. Mr. Baxter and daughter, Mrs. Barclay, are the de- fendants in the case. C. F. Harris is solicitor for the applicant and W. C. Simmons is acting for the defend- ants. Men Satisfied With the A ward TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS SETTLERS' RECORD G. Busher, from Overly, N. D., came in with a car .of settlers' effects and went south to Milk River. Elias from Wabasha, with a car of settler's effects arrived at Lethbridge and will settle at Warner. There is a steady influx of settlers even yet though the season is grow- ing late. Johannah Harrison was against Perry prisoner refused never raised his to look at the oral Assembly, died at Winnipeg last ting today was the bringing of the night: Mrs. John Porter, Cataraqua, Ont- aged abofit o5 years, while suffering from brain affection, hanged herself last night. At Halifax a charge of unlawfully killing Mrs laid today aged 21. Frank Davis, an Englishman, about .40 years old, only out from the old country a few months, was drowned in the Sydenham river near Owen Sound, last night by overturning of boat. The body was recovered. Hon. K. Lcmioux will represent the Dominion and British governments r.t Champlain Centenary celebra- tion to be held at T'lnUsbnrg, N.Y., in July. skull of the deceased man into court. During the whole' time it was before the court head and skull. The for the crime was shown by the fact that the brothers had quarrelled about a horse deal. There is prosjwct of a sensational trial. Regina, Jum> Charles J. Morris was wt killed by r. blow on the head, but was shot from behind, was the startling testimony brought out by Dr. Chavlton at this morning's session -of the murder trial. Witness told of examining the skull and brain and finding bullet hole through the former which he gave as the cause of death. He did not believe that was caused by Frank Mann, -J5 old, was found drowned in mill race above Hunt's mills, near London, Ont., 'this morning. Woman relieved to have committed siiic'ide, result of poor health. E. H. Harriman and Mrs. Harri- man sailed today on the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm for Europe. Mr. Har- riman announced his intention of spending three months abroad. Harry A. Small, one of the best known commercial travellers in Can- ada, brother of the B. A. Small, the large Montreal manufac- turer, is dead. Parson Bros, shoddy mattress and cotton batten mills, carriage house, and a quantity of shingles were de- stroyod by lire at Moe'g river, Quc.. last night. Bridge crossing Moe's river nlso burned. Loss no insurance. j CAUSE OF DEFEAT j Ottawa, May Shea and Tommy Gorman of the Ottawa Capi- tal's who playod with Regina in the j recent Minto Cup games at New West- minster arrived home this inorning. The Ottawa player.- say that their lack of condition and team play caus- ed their defeat at the hands of the New Westminster team, not forgetting tlie, wonderful spend of the entire New Westminster team. LARGEST COPPER SMELTER Vancouver. B. C., May largest copper furnace in the Do- minion of Cnmula, 62 inches by 25 feet has, been blown in by the Consolidat- ed 'Mining and Smelting Company at its Tr.-iil smelter. This give? the four large copper furnac'-s with a of tons of Rossland ore d.-iily. SETTLERS' RECORD T. Millard, from Holland, Mini- has arrived with a. car load of set- tlers' effects nnd will settle nt, Stir- ling. John Cnrrfl.-- came in from Mar- Minn., with a carload set- ;HK.l >uth to War- nor. Fred Bryant, of Oir.nh'.-. "k. lias ar- rived at with a car of settlers' effects. Winnipeg, May finding of the board of conciliation .affecting Winnipeg street railway was handed out today. The union is recognized fully as first paragraph of report states that there shall be no dis- crimination by either parties to the agreement abainst any man for be- ing a member of the union. Senior- ity to govern for selection of runs. Wages to be paid semi-monthly. The scale of wages will be 21 cents per 5iour for first six months, 23 cents for second six months, 24 cents tha third year, fourth year, and 27 cents thereafter. The men have the privilege of working either nine or ten hours and Sunday work is to be paid at rate of 10 hours' pay for hours work. Dn the whole- tho men appear well satisfied with the finding of the board. FAVOR WALK-OUT Buffalo, N. y., May of the International Longshoremen's Asocbition at this port finished voting on t-hc proposed strike tonight and the n.-sult is said to bo almost unan- imously in-favor of a walk-out. Voter Giusbrccht and his wife Em- ma were both found guilty at gary before Judge Mitchell, of district cov.rt, on charges of procur- ing, and both were to one year hard labor at the gavy barracks and Emma to six months. ;