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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 10, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOMJM1J TKX PAGES LelhtH'hlge.'Alberta. Tuesday, June 10, CKXTS H. C. COllEI SHOI BY A Number 152 Apparently was Doing Some thing to Street Light and Received Shock SERGEANT ONE DAY Fine Officer and Had Wedding Arranged to Take Place Shortly On his first daj's as acting- ir-rgcant on tbo city polka force. Paul EjnUh, for seven months a lonstub'.r; here, was Flrilck down and hilled, Ibis mon.ing, by coming into contact wllli an electric light wire, on tile corner ot Third auuuo and Nintb ftrcet. it was incoircctlj reported that thcte w-cre no marts on Smith s body, and no cause was eiien for his death, but every Indication, points to electro- cution. Smith bad touched Ihe chain. whii.h is used on arc lights for raising end lowering the globes to tbe street. This chain had uorn the insulation off the connecting wires by being blown BsalusL it in Ibe wind. It is understood that the light was a homestead- er who was banicidH! on his i-auth ten frolf1 Corcnation. The clan-r't, naue is Alfred .Main, !le is nitti foci! am! h is rc-porteU he was wound'-i! by the in the sbculder Kith a tmllet. Tue critne uaupeneJ three iniles from where he li He v.as founJ llierc early jesterday He ts a track shot and never tires snooting at the posse. Se-rgeajt Mc- llralne of Stettler has arrived reinforcements in He will relieve the original posse which has been on duty forty hours. Main is fortified in the open in a coulee and all approaches can be swept from tnc hut. K. G. Sletcalte, sliol and killed by homesteader at Souuuing Lake, near Castor, has been employed Uuring past five or sis jears tor several months in the year as a collector for the International Harvester Company :n connection with their Edmonton hranth. He is described b) the Ed- monton age.it of ihe firm as a very bright emrloyie. Me is sinsle and forty years of age and is to have a brother Jn the Edmonton dist- rict, Efforts are being made to lo- cate the latter. The deco.iEeii left Edmonton this spring In go on bis farm at Sounding Lake. Medicine Hat Boosters Worked Olf Spasm-They Will See Hon. Rogers Total. British rTmpirc United States........... Oilier, foreign countries j'sjs Grand total......... CHARGED THAT HE BOUGHT SHARES IN OIL COMPANIES SUPPLYING NAVY' Lmviun, June politi- cal scandal ot the Marconi type is to be- rcmimon gossip within a month i iVinston Churchill, first lord of Ihe admiralty, fail1; tu unload -a large numher ol shares now in his nosses- ,Con. Clmrthill rctenlly had an ad- venture on the Ilivicra, v.tiich result- ctl in (I.e loss of his iiocktibonk con- fining, hcsiiics money, some import- ant naval data. shorl time It now is said, lie Rave lo the continen- tal oil firms, or.c in and Ihe olncr in llucharesl, huge -con- tracts for the supply of oil fuel lor national He followed this; it is declared, by purchasing shares in eatJi company and profited lie ilv. QUIETNESS IN REAL ESTATE ACT- IVITIES .STIMULATES INTER- EST IN TAXATION QUESTION FOR FIVE IVONTHS THERE WERE FREE FARMS GIV- EN TO SETTLERS Winnipeg, ttc first five months of the jear, ending Ma.v 31. no less than homenleails liavc been inkcn iij> in ihe ne3l. This a large increase ovtr any cor- responding time in tccsnl jears. The largest entries were made in May, appllcadons register- ed Ibeir r.anka for free lands; April passengers will be bertb'ed In cabins. The general decorative is to lie colonial. The ship a bilge keel, whlth makes for steadiness anil oilier modern Improvements, such as antcr-llght doors and bulk heads. Kdmonlon, Juno Lave been more appeals against ibe assessment in tbe city thmn against any previous assessment. The ap- peals numbered against 173 last year. A determined attempt will be made by mauy large property owners to get their assessments reduced at the court of v.bicb will be held on Knilay. It Is declared that the present assessment rates Ime been baser! upon the promise of a continuance of the lists In prices of real estate, ivhich was so marked last >cnr. In view- of the present depres- sion in (lie realty market, propcrly owncrs say that they are considerably over assessed. MUCH DECORATED MAN Taris, June most detoiated man in Kurope U rhilHpe Crozier, former Chief of tbe protocol, and re- cent French Ambassador in Vienna, The other day he was asked by the King o[ Spain, who was visiting Paris: "lion- many decorations have you, sire." aLsnered M. Cro- z'er. esclaimed the King. "Thai's two more than I Wilhin a it mil wiiere the goicrnment el.'va- leirs for the proVini-e are to be located. Will RCI one ot Iheui it is u.ip.ssiUe to get any authentic uiieti.utmn fin tte TiMtter, it is rumored Uiat ih; Milt e.f lion. Hobcrt minis- ter of the interior, lo I this week will have to iio m tieliiiitely riccidiuf; In-aijon. Citizens were d.u'il this morning when they read the Cal- gary special despatch iroiu Medicine liat, stating tint Her gov- ernment would this week di'tiile Itiat Calgarr anil iledinr.p Ual wcie tl.e rtglit places for tie -rs. I.eth- brtdge and Macleod, to the de-iUatch, arc makilig a H-ilil fur il, but' considered out rf tie way, hente Medicine Hat's claim. While here, Ciiicf C'ommi'-s oner Ma- Eill ot the grain stattil liiat thele Mere three lojiual i-oints for these elevators, east ol the llock- 'Calgary .irjd ton The commission was tint itf pet the miiliDc wiical grown in Alherta passes thiough Lethhridge, a greater volume o! grain ImirJil rtajiTiailj- he expected tu ilns terinia- a! when the Panama Canal is open- ed, anrl the anil LetH- liars are co-npletcd, grain tl'rn being routed HCS; instead ol cast.' It that Hon. Hobcrt Hogers' ijsit to 1 eihbriuge is on Purely personal but those, who clairi irside in- formation, believe liib irip bsrc is to look cthe gio.ii.ri orce more be- fore 1lic elevators shcnild he placed. irft, en route lot the wcsl. The general imptesbiori is it Iw'o'clevaloTs arc built, in-the prov- ince this year one will 50 to Cal- and mlier Kethbridge il only one is btiill, t'.ilpaiy will Bct il, .although titat til) rvhibiled little energy in for tlie cstali- lishmcrit ol an elevator there was in session. Trade Is PRINCE ALBERT ILL Quebec. June II. Prince Alhen is sic'n on board the CuaiHerlacd. and has can- (ellcd all bta" eagageniecta Sn illy for ioddj ami tomor- row, Keeping On Up Grade A WARM DAY STORY Calgary, June ie rumored here I.o-i-ion. June pros far as is Indicated by tbo Uoard of Trade returns Is still en Ihe The for .May were S01, and ihe for tbe Eaaie jtoday that tho Great Northern Rail-jruonih iucrcises rispecl- [way has acriulred the charier of of and 525.12S.935. as 1 Western Dominion liallwat. wlih Ihe ;ams month last Ithe construction of a Ibe theuear. icountry southwest of Calgavy ilirough' Tte of meat increased J75.- lihc lar.ds now being prospected forlOCO The o! iron and steel mat.utaul'jrpi mi-rease-d RETURNS NOT ALL IN YET Melbourne. Australia. result of Ihe Federal election Is still liatiginu in the balance, and the issue may noL be definitely kuoviu for ?.omc Returns from the interior ar? slow, as some districts get oaly mull a fortnight, and soice less tliau that. Present figures indicate the de- feat of the labor government by a close rha iK'ralil is in a sam- "pie" yf- rye- from distiict that rneasurcs'SS'inclics-in height.- The crop to fce a vety even staml, and' was grown ior hay, and will be cut next wocfc.Ti is all headed out, and will maVe superb hay winter feeding Uarons district is lapidly forging to Hie iiont as one oi the hesl Ior all-round farming.in tbe province. LIKELY BE 26 Current Estimates..... 1913 Assessment Tax Rate 26 milts If the assessment is confirmed as it stands and the current estimates are not cul dov.n, the tax rate will be 26 mills. U is doubtful if the rate will be below 25 mills. At 3 JO llic council tvcnt Into court of revision tm assessment. The lias jirosent to go into various financial matters ivllli tho conricil, haiin? IM'UI him a dolailed statcmclil of fbc citj's linancl.il lion both as regards captal and cnr- Thc lo'al amount of 1912 estimates rent account. for current as submitter! the finance committee, ivas 3C0.5S, made up as follows: and Property and Tarhs antl llojlevards Fire Department Lleensc, I'olice and Health 55.W.60 Markets and Publicity finance ...............E 1.150.00 SCHOOLS: Public Separate..... Debentures: Principal, Sinking Fund and Int. t'O Arfd I 5460.555 SS (or collection (6.05S.60 Xstiioated Reiermo J5M.0105S Tolal needed ___SI92.360.5S The assessment as It stands today, ready to Le confirmed, amounts to approscllnatelv. At this rale Ihe tax- rale will be 26 mills. K Waterworks Improvements arc Essential, Lelhbiidge has (he Necessary Credit If it were coneiilereil absolutely nee- that the city raise or lo purchase additional pump- ins re'juircil lo force water into tliti staiid piue, thus reliev- ing tile [iressure on the yunnis in tlie lumping station, and assur- ing ihe raleraiC'is who are the own- e-rs of tSe worth ot Imiltl- ings in the city that there wo-jld he a supply o' wiiter available at nil .limes to pro'cct their property, would it lie possible to do EO? Has Hie city tJje fcoiroirlns which would allou for that amount beins siiijnitlcd legally. It is Plalctl tlut the mayor cannot Le oxiiected to find money to bring the pumping station to what he ronsMers efficiency becniistj city's Is nil taken up. Thu last revised assessment roll 5 the assessment roll o! 1912. The city is allowed {o borrow- up to 20 per cent of its last revised assess- ment roll. the city can thereloie borrow one-fifth of or Up to yesterday the cilj's deben- ture indebtedness lias The city's borrowing power up till .sterrlay was Yesterday Ibc citizens cave the right to borrow ?3G3.BJ3 out the Today the city's borrowing jio is J1S3.57C. If Mayor Hardic deemed It abso- lutely necessary that tlie city raiee sonic money for additions to the pump- ing plant tie could go as high as 000. After the 11U3 assessment la confirmed, he could spend still more. lint it will not reiuire much mono> to put tiio pumping station in good shape. The city engineer states that tho total cost of another new gallon high pressure jrump In the pumping station vrejnTrj bo than The tolal cost of Installing the boos- e oa cos o nsing te oos- Tho estimatca arc in for their lasl I rumps on top of the lull to pump if llicio was anything resembling n fued between the homesteaders in the Slclr.ljrc ranch district ami Ihe Melnlyro oulfil. It has all blown oicr. Mr. A. N. Mclntjre, of Ulah, owner of thu ranch whlcrj one of the largest left in Southern Alberta. WBS In city yeitcrdiy, and during the hilervlew- with Ihe Herald said he bcltaed (here had been somn little, [rouble, bul nolhing serious came of it. In fact.'he said, ho knew- little about U. and bolhered less. Some two or thrcn hundred cattle tiarj been elriv. en to the boundary on the south side of the lease, but had not boon dihen aeioss the line. There will he no 'urlher nnplr-asantncsp. Mr. Mclnlyrc camo up from Utah a couple rif weeks ago He finds Iho r.-iltle business In Southern Aiberln normal. The grass made .1 good slari the spring, but hp I? hoping for more rain soon, as (lilt is tbe season of the je.ir hardest on the range. The! gr.ias U Just lo the of the catlle .after the long winter months. "How many caltlo have jou on tho raiific Mr. Mclntyrc was asked. "Well, lhal is n rrctly bard nn lion to ask an olrj "Tnentj or thirty ".More or was the reply, Tiic Mclnljre ranch is noted for tbe uniform quality of Its range cat- tle. They are all tbe faces te-lng considered about the best range cattlo going. Mr. said that Ibe company sold all Its off Ihe grass in the fall, winter feeding few. He does not sbip lo Chicago but selh direct to the big h-jjers who come thro-.igh Ihe st every f.ill season. Tbe price of rattle is iiigh now: hp helioses II Mil continue high. Kain.hinK is a betler gamn limn ever In Southern Albcrla. A year ago there ivere ru- mors tbat the Mclntjre company was about to rii.'pose of Us enlrre holdings. They are holding it all satisfied tbat their ia n one.' trimming today, as the council has decided lo set until the tax rate is struck. The estimates elo not make pro- vision for the deficits of tlie past five years. The debenture estimates cldered todny, amount lo In the estimates of the finance com- millee is an Hem of for board of trade grant. This will como in for its share ot discussion before be- ing passed. water into the new water towtr. thus giving fire protection and water for domestic use in the top flats of the Sherlock Itlock. the Y. M. C. A. and other tall buildings. The capacity of tbe pumps in the power station, of wblch there are throe, totals gallons. The force main is only large enough to pass gallons. people K Pipe? will the N'or'th I.elhbridf.. water in their new stand- n brtirr chance lo make a sale if il had Hi? option in its JICSSCSMOR In the mranlMnp trip bylaws will be to Clark and Snabey ol Toronto, nho will p.iss on thjir val- idity, thai no delay once hc.nth arr- sold. The council intends lo will result N'o sooner was it Vr.own Ibat the The council intends lo pul forth bncjcsses of (he city of l.ctlibndge i fiery effort (o RCt (he signed boncis had passed favorably jcslerrlay on'in ItiCir possession with as little to raise, than tbe delay as possible so that they may council ivas In icceipl ,of an oplinn fpr a week ftnra the (I. A. Stimson Co., Toronto, for Ihs whole issue at a price, which was %ci) favorable to the cifj, cor.slitcring other re-- eont hor.cl s.-ile-s. The rtofids arc all five per anrl the usual places arc also made payable in New1 York.. Millurnsori, with one or livo ofher mcmhcrs ol the- council ob- icclcd (o nn optiem, it was' Icll th'H'ths company would be use.d as collalcial for e'ltdii Irora (he back. On motion of Ud. Aird ami l.ovcr- ing Ihe option to the Sttmsen Co. STREET CAR HIT HIM Vancouver. June brook, son of Rev. II. G. KilaljrcoK superintendent of ISflptlst misiiona, died lasl night, afler he hail collided w-Uri a street car, >rhile Fernie and Pass Towns Went Strongly for Exponent of Socialist Parly WAS A SURPRISE Lethbridge Miners Were Apa- Element Seems lo Dominate Cltm Stubbs is no longer preaitlrnS of District .No. IS, U. M. IV. of A. J. II S.'iiith ol Keniie, Is the new His defeat ol Stubbs at the election tor president yesterday, ijiiite unexpected in this part of tho field, is now practically assured. Ker- me camp was the undoing of Stubbs. Although reports are slow in com- ing in, the following figures were re- ceivcJ Ibis morning by Acting I'rc- sulent Jones, who remained in bridge on election oay Smith Stubh-) Ke-rmc Jlictr-l llosiiicr llcllevue LetLbriilge -183 215 US 1611 38 371) 6L 41 SO 31 polls give Smith a majority, ot 458. Itcluiied in ll'e aboxc are the nres for I.ellibtidge and Kcrnfe, tho two largest, locals in the whole dis- Irict. One of tlie features o! tlio vntc is tliat Fernie, Smith's home, polled ore.- SOD votes, girini; Smith oior 100 niajoEiiy. liellevue camp, Stuhb's Siome, polled a large vote also, hut it vcul against the home man. Then in Lethbridge the result' was a surprise. With over 500 mem- bers in the local, there were only 03 voles pollcil. Stubbs the maior-' iiy, liut it is considered peculiar Ihat the city in which all the conlruvcrsy arose which led lo the resignation al Stu'jbs, but .not eniHlgh.to union, shoulit such apathy H.S" lo ibe. result. With tlic atioic camps heard from there does not apccar to be' tho, gbost o! a chance for Cinlilis to co-no out alicatl. There are slill to lir-ar from Diamond City, Taber, Hank- head and Canmorc, every one ol llinn termed insurgent camps. These will more than offset any majorities Sttibbs may get in camps favorable' to him such as Kipn, Chinook, Illair- more, Corbin, Carbonelale, Krank, ilaple i.Cdf, Ilurmis and Beaver Crcct, which "are all small camps. Some of these arc to poll an almost solid vole foe. Stubhsm Imt not enough to cut tfown learf. Mr. Jones May. Ucsijn is to happen in the miners' union now H sccr.is safe to predicb 1hat Jones, vice-president, whose tion in opposing Dr. Stewart in, tha last provincial election as candidate for Ihe labor party in tho city of Lclhbritlge rilling brought ahout tha resignation of Stubbs, will resign. During the elections there were rum- ors of petitions from several locala asking Jones to resign. The vice-pre- sident uill male no" jniblic '.rrncnt torlay, but it is nr.rlEr- Sl that he mil resign shortly, anrl at the first opportunity confess the presidency with Smith. Secretary A. J. Carter, ol Fcrnie, may 'also expected 'to resign. Stubbs' resignation contest lor- re election, was taken to be cf- ott on his pait to vindicate tfcr ac- tion of the. c.fe-culhe board m snp- lorting Jones' candidacy'ia the'pro vincial elections in April. Stnbbs raving been defcaled, the other' mem- lers o! the executive rniRht 'ore be expected-to icsign. Socialists Won Smith's victory yesterday in- dicates (rial the miners of Southern Alberta and Eastern H. C., aio 'Ihe plalform ol :he Socialist 1'arly of Canada was adopted at the miners' convention In Iliis cily last Feimiary, ar.d if wai generally taken that Jones, in cnte- 'ng the provincial campaign with supnorf cf Lflhbridge Liberals, cd in direct contravention to this motion In convention. Cicrn Sluhbs his piesidcnl--of District No. IS since otic ago, when W. n. Pci'.et) resitted'thi position lo criticism' of his action in signing the last agreemtnt between minets ar.d operators. Pre- lo tTiat 55lubbs hid acted for two yrars as vlcc-prcsicJrnl, in whiel? position he took nu atliic part m the figbt of the mrn during the lor.g strike of Ihe summer, 1911. Dmitri, the neiv pre-bErtr-nt, has tircn ire-sirlrnt of Kcrnie local lor [Imr, but has r.ercr held offiec h tlic hoard. ;