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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta ould this o n ityof ifflf HTI VOLUME 3 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY 17, 1908. NUMBER 33. GOT OUT OF JAIL Order Issued by City Council at the Regular Meeting Force Main Tank and Metres -A Disputed Bill ;er Coi (From Monday's Daily.) Jean Baptiste Faucheneuve, alias Jack Miller, is behind the bars again, Detective Egan having brought him to the barracks on Saturday morning from Spokane, Wash., where he was brought by Deputy Sheriff, F. F. Hull of Shoshone Idaho who arrest- Aid. Ives ed him at the instance of the R. N. LARGE PARKIHOTEL MEN1 ARE TO CONFER the criminal code, and the city should serve, near the mouth of the Spokane not undertake to tell a man he is t river. Deputy Sheriff Hull exonerated when he may be indicted ;panied Detective Egan, and they took frtr no Chances with the desperado, who is dressed with a 35-lb. Oregon boot. Fancheneuve is a bad half-breed for manslaughter. POLICE UNIFORMS for making five police uni- forms were received from A. South- ard. A. Hutton "and E. AV. Kingston with a notable record for so young a man. In 1900 Faucheneuve was' sen (from Tuesday's Daily.) There was a full house at the meet-1 son his death, teg of the city fathers last night and pointed out that this is covered in W. M. P. on the Spokane Indian a. good deal of. routine business, was transacted but there was nothing startling. All the committees had re- ports of more or less importance which were adopted, while the plan of the new fire hall lying on. the ta- ble was a centre of interest when oth er things failed. INSTALL STREET LIGHTS The fire, water and light committee recommended ten street lamps be placed at specified places in the city and the Electric Company will be asked to install the lights ordered last April, as 1. Corner Baroness Road and Ash- mead St. 2. Round St. at Oliver's Hali. 3. Cor. Redpath. St. and Wood St. 4. Cor. Redpath and Ashmead St. 5. Cor. Redpath and Bartlett Sts. 6'. Cor. and Burdett. 7. Cor. Bompas and Glyn St. 8. Cor. Westminster and Argyle FOR NEW TOWN TO FIGHT CROSS Monarch, West of This! Ten O'clock Closing City, to be Laid Out Makes Them Mad- in Modern Way Edmonton News After the chief gets a look at the by theJate Judge Rouleau, a goods in daylight, the contract will to five years' penal servf- i tude in Stony Mountain penitentiary for horse stealing and having com- j pleted. his. term was released in March 11905, but only to return to h'is' old pursuits. la October, 1905, he was sentenced by Judge Harvey at Mac- ieod to ten years for horse rustling, but, possibly, profiting by his-know- ledge of the jail he broke from Stony be awarded. WOULD BE CONSTABLES for positions ott police force were received from M. Hendricks, J; L. Cotter, and J. Porter. The applications were refer- red to Chief Gillespie. 'The red lights over the fire alarm. Winnipeg; Man., June a tvv-o weeks' trip of. general inspection throughout the Calgary, Lethbridge Edmonton, June 11.---Edmonton has possibly at the present time one of the most efficient system's of fire pro- j At th ecouncil meeting last night the Mayor asked for a committee to meet the Electric Company on Tues- i day afternoon to discuss the light and power situation. He wanted the com mittee to include Aid. Ives, Aid. Cun- 1 ningham, Aid. Adams and himse f -and they were chosen. The council will meet on Saturday night to dis- cuss the result of the above meec'ng as well as other matters such as the market, Stafford annexation, etc. The Electric Company's committee in- and Macleod districts in. Southern "Al-q tection in the whole .of Western Can- 1 berta, J. L. Doupe, assistant land I ada> both in men anda equipment. A commissioner of the C.P.R., returned j a rssult the Insurance Underwriter cludes Dr. Messrs. Free- to the city Wednesday. To a Free l Press reporter wlio interviewed him cut the rates which will save, i estimated, to the busine 9. At back of C.P.R. round house. 10. At head of jMacleocl Road Hill. FORCE MAIX, JIETRES. The joint committees of the Water- works fire, water and light com- mittees reported in favor of the ad- option of the report of C. B. Smith regarding the elevated tank, and new force main, but did not" report on the metre question. The report to- gether with the report of Engineer Arnold giving information on 'metres was referred back to the joint com- mittees for immediate report. WILL REMOVE POLES The City Engineer recommended that the poles on the streets to be graded and supplied with cement be removed 'before the work be commenced. The report was re- ferred to the Works and Property committee. PAID -MICHAEL'S BOARD BILL, The "city solicitor advised the coun- cil that it was not liable for the board bill of Mi- chael Deviney unless had been ordered by the city, which as far as he could see was not done. boxes on the telephone poles will be Mountain on the 2nd of December, put on at once according to the re- j 1905, and escaped into Montana, and has since been He is a na- tive of Battle River and is only twen- The secretary of the United Com- ty-five years of !age, being only seven- quirements of the telephpne depart- ment. sentenced the first time. A BIG SCALE The city, therefore, for Michael's board. was not liable Although some of the aldermen thought it was es- tablishing a bad precedent, the bill of 540 was ordered paid. WATERWORKS APPARATUS The city engineer asked that he be mercial Travellers asked for an ad- vance-of on the work in their book Lethbridge publicity... This was handed over ,to the Beard Will FARM ftW of Trade in a hurry. I f IJLL 1 rtlUfi Ull WOULD HELP GIT.Y OUT The Taylor Milling in making request for having Ford St.' graded, said that the recent heavy rains had flooded the basement of the mill be- cause the grading had not been. done. In making the request, the company generously offered to do; .the -work if" the city was short of funds-, and 'charge it to the city tmtiV the city ?JIord to cic the Tiic application was '-.referred to the Works and Property -Committee. E. Duncan Harrison's request for j sewer connection to Ms house was B. Hunter, general manager of referred to the engineer for an esti- "Western Canada Land Co., has mate of cost. ''just returned from a trip to central Applications for sidewalk on Court- Onio- he sold a group of Ohio land St. and sewer on Bartlett St. capitalists acres of land located were referred to the Works and Prop- near Dayton, erty committee and to the city engin- Tne most gratifying part of this sale I is that the purchasers have formed a at his office yesterday morning Mr.jmen Edmonton. The reduction i Doupe unhesitatingly made the state- jten cents on tne present base rate o ment that never ;before in his western i eighty-five cents. The city too has a experience had he seen the wheat and j enacted and enforced a buildin other grains so far as they are this season, nors giving such pro- mise for an immense yield at the coming harvest. :'S; j the heavy; In the district aw minimizing to a great exten conflagration hazard. Seeing the Government E. B. C., of Calgary and the members Govern ment who were in- the city. Addressing Meeting Hon. C. W, Cross will, spend some Ohio People Buy Big Trac of Land Near New Dayton they also put the country in splendid condition from an. isigricultural stand- point, and not _ only jhas the winter wheat attained a height of from. 24 to 30 inches, but thefleads are forming next the member for in. many fields. The- spring wheat is and will address three meetings from. 12 to 15 inches high, and m all in-the riding. It is expected that Pre- three of the western provinces the Rutherford will shortly address crop is from three to five weeks ahead 1 a-number of meetings in the Leduc of last year. j and Strathcbna ridings. Since .the ses- 3Ir. Doupe states that while work'sicm has closed Mr., Rutherford has the new line from Lethbridge to Mac- several meetings in various ieod was delayed somewhat the re- part5 of "he and by his cent rains, the 'contractors. Messrs, and businesslike de- Jansea McDonald have now a force 'scription of wlaat his government has of sub-contractors with larg? gangs during the last three of men distributed; over practically has received a hearty recep- the entire route and the construction I aU classes- work-.is being pushed to completion. Saskatchewan Cuts Up in coin- i 0.110 river which rose missioner completed arrangements lor seventeen feet above low water mark the survey of a new townsite'on sec- 'this week due to heavy rains -and tion 7', toxmship-10, range 23, W. 4. j.warm weather melting the snows in PU'B 'AEjnTre.1 10 omi SAOO'E gni Sucre '-fho i i T TI l- -l l mountains, looked like a series about midway between its terminal 'of loop-the-loops all week. It is es- timated that logs, belonging to points. eer respectively. A BAD MUD HOLE of the bad mud hole back of the C.P. stock company known as the Miami j Farming Co., with a capital stock ful- ly paid up of same to be i incorporated under the laws of Ohio E. round house. The mud is very t e.rt nnn ,_. and Alberta, 01 this amount deep being caused by the overflow of the hot water tank containing the The riew town has be.en named Mon- Edmonon millmen were swept away, -cii and, is superbly situated about man, Nourse and Reeve. QUEBEC MAN'S DEATH. Ottawa, June B. ;Emile Sau- cier, time keeper on the Victoria me- morial-museum, under construction by the Dominion government, fell from a wall a distance of about 75 feet and died in the hospital shortly after. He 32 years of age and came here a few months ago from Quebec where his widow survives Mm. JUDGE SCOTT'S DECISION GIVEN VERDICT IN REAL ESTATE CASE FOR WHITNEY AND j IVES DESPONDENT GIRL SUICIDES Montreal, June after saj ing good-bye to her lover, a despond ent nineteen year old girl who gav her name as Laura Gibson, swallowe the contents of a bottle of poison o the steps of the Shareholder buildini Beaver Hall Hill last night. FEE SYSTEM IS ABOLISHED Will Not Exist in Alberta After Firs! of Next Month (Special to the Herald) Edmonton, June last the one-half mile from the bank of the Old Man river, in the centre of a rich agricultural district. Local Option Considerable interest has been rife in the since it was known that the 'Saskatchewan Legislature j n ttjj, UU-AC The Canadian Pacific railway has Wonld introduce amendments to the recently sold wild land in the neigh- Liquor Ordinance. Ten o'clock clos-' borhood as high as per acre, al- ing and the limitation of local option of law reform and opposition to the fee though the site for the new town is to municipalities are features that are I system. The fee system has been leriffs are to be put on salary. The new regulations, it has been learned on the best authority, will go into ef- fect on July 1st. This move on the part of the Provincial Government is in consonance of their avowed policy ig tobe fie people clean out ment. They already have one plow at engines, j acreg thig The balance o{ Canadian Paci- their for immediate improve-1 at.1presfnt some 1Hteen from popular here. As soon as a municipal! maladorous to the public from the rs. i J n. i i A i_ i t team TT- j .1 I b4.J.4O Waggons are getting stuck every appropriation will be used in and often an empty wagon cannot be erecti buildin sinki brought through the hole. The coun- fencing etc railroad. i act is passed in Alberta next earliest time and it is high time it was At Monarch the C. P. R. will make doubt similar legislation with regard abolished. Abolished it is root and Judgment has been by air. Justice Scott in the reserved case of D. J. Whitney and W. C. Ives against Lawrence R. Burn and W. H. Home' tried at the recent sittings, of the Supreme Court here. It will be remembered that the plaintiffs sued to recover the sum of from the defendants as the amount due under two agreements for the pur- chase of certain lands belonging to the plaintiffs in the south-east part of the city. The defence set up that as the plaintiffs had not an. absolute and clear title at'the time of the sale that the defendants were at liberty- to rescind tha agreements. jUr. Justice Scott holds 'that the right of a vendor to compel specific performance by the purchaser is not dependent upon his having an absolute title at the time of entering into the agreement to sell. It" Is sufficient to say that at that time he was in a position to compel" the delivery of the title to the purchaser at the time fixed for the completion of the purchase. He therefore holds that the plaintiffs are entitled to a judgment for specific performance and a direction that in default of pay- ment of the balance of the purchase money and interest within, a certain time that the agreements be rescind- ed, or at the option of the plaintiffs that the lands in the agreements be jiu. k A reference is to' to the clerk of the Court to tax the" plain- tiff's costs and to take an account of the amount of the purchase money Jue to the plaintiffs with interest aad o fix a date not less" than three months hence for the payment by the efendants of the sum found due with osts. a departure from the usual stereo-' to local option will be enacted.- Hotelmen Organizing tj-ped method of l of inch and a half wire wound hose at a cost of 5142 to be used in as- sisting in the packing of the sewer and water trenches when they are be- ing- filled in. He wanted a chain pipe cutter also. They were ordered. A DISPUTED BILL The City Engineer recommended that tbe John McDougall Co., the Caledonia Iron Works, be paid less that had been spent an re- pairs. The company was to be paid .in full for the parts of the pumps or- dered if they were up to the stand- ard, which, however, they were not. The secretary was instructed to cor- respond with the company to get a satisfactoey settlement. CONSTABLES MUST NOT KILL MEN Chief of police Gillespie submitted a report of the rules and orders given the police which were given to the li- cense and police committee He reported that he had accepted the resignation of E. 0. Fitzgerald from the force, and recommended the ap- pointment of Leslie Silliker at the same salary as he drew when in the force before. The council, adopted the whole report except that dt struck out a clause as exonerating a con. stable should he in arresting a per- cil decided to notify the C.P.R. oi the condition of the road, and to ask the city engineer to see that the hole is filled and the road made passable. Mr. Hunter will assume the tem- porary management of this farm until a suitable superintendent can be se- cured. A NEW TEAM Mayor Henderson introduced the subject of getting another team for the city. He said there was plenty j of this nature is bound to not only to of work for a team and they were attract additional capital but prove to being soaked for teaming in outsiders the earning power of Alberta We are pleased to see sales of this kind as Ohio is a good state to draw settlers from and development work the meantime. Aid. Adams and Hutton were asked to buy a team The former objected saying he had enough buying city teams. Consider able merriment was occasioned by re- counting the various faults of the team lately bought. TAXING AUTOMOBILES, ETC. Aid Ives brought up the question of taxing automobiles. he asked, "should autos be taxed and horses and rigs not The general feeling of the council was that the tax was ridiculous and it is likely that the court of revision will repeal all such assessments. NO TRACE OF MURDERER New Westminster, B. C.. June Sib trace of the murderer of Mrs. Mary Morrison has discovered. The chase will shortly be abandoned un .ess some definite clue is picked up. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO B. K. WALKER, Pretidettt LAIRD, Muuger ESTABLISHED Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, 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. 1I3 Lethbridge Branch C, G, K, Nourse, Manager lands. Mr. Hunter will probably remain at his new Lethbridge office on Glyn St. between Irrigation Hall and the de- pot, the balance of the summer. PLANS FOR THE NEWFORCEMAIN (From Tuesday's Daily.) The city engineer's recommenda- tions to the city council last night were that the new force main be laid from pump house to the west end of Brunton street, easterly along London Road to Westminster Road, and north along Westminster Road to the posed site for the tank at the corner of Westminster Road and Courttan-i street. He proposed to use wood stavs pipe instead of cast iron from the west end of Brunton street to toe k thereby saving He ad- vses that lots be purchased r-o as to lave the tank off the street. By lay- ng the main along London Road a saving could be made as the could be used for distributing purpos- es for about four thousand feet, sav- ng thereby. The estimated cost of tbe work Tores Lineal feet cast iron pipe 118 tons at -aying same................. 1000 700 Lineal feet of 12 in. wood commun'it laying out a instructions have been issued that the plans include a large park to be situated in the heart the townsite. i branch in the Province of Alberta. j'The regulation will also extend to Clerks of the Court. Alberta is the ALD. IVES WANTS THE SCHOOL BOARD TO FURNISH STATEMENT It is rumored, and there are many province in the Dominion where 01-; signs of truth of the rumor, that the the sheriffs are on salary. The fee hotelmen are working hard to perfect system has permitted abuses wherever an organization that is to be used in j it has been in operation and has of- the next provincial election against; ten allowed minor officials to make (From Tuesday's Daily.) Acting Secretary J. H. Fleetwood, at the council last night, speaking as chairman of the School Board, asked that the council make presentable the building in Westminster Schooi grounds. When he gave permission to Hon. C. W. Cross and the members of the Legislature for their action in passing the ten o'clock closing amend- salaries in excess of the principals and heads of the departmental service. The new legal offices ment. Credence is given to story found many overcharges by the sher- trom the fact that the solicitor of the iffs and minor law officerSj and it is Licensed Victuallers' association, Mr. largely by the report to the Attorney H. A. Mackie, has been abroad in the General that the action has been province to inspire the conception brought about so soon. The fees will of such a scheme and has been prom- provide a fund large enough to pay ised a considerable fund of money to effect the success.of the plan. Recent- ly Mr. Mackie obtained considerable notoriety in an address before the ment. the salaries of the sheriffs and clerks and leave a neat surplus beside for the general expenses of the depart- Money to Loan on farms LANDS FOR SALE Along New Rail- way now being constructed North West of Lethbridge Township 24 W 1-2 of .Section 8 at 520 per A. S. E. 1-4 of Section 7 at per'A. S.W. 1-4 of Section 19 at per A. have the building erected there, it I Conservative association of Edmonton, was on the condition that it be a res- pectable building. Aid. Cunningham said the build- ing is not located where he intended it to be. He understood that it was to face on McKay street at the back of the grounds. Chairman Fleetwood said that he had no kick on the lo- cation but wanted a coat of paint. The chairman of the works and property was delighted to have the building put in shape. At the same time Aid. Ives asked f the school board would give details of their estimates when presented. Mr. Fleetwood said that the council had no right to demand the, details as they have nothing more to do with the school board than to collect the taxes. The board is directly responsible to the people for their expenditure. Aid. Ives said that he would advise the council to ask a statement of de- by stating that the West did not re- quire railway competition. Evidently this lawyer has a fine taste for mon- opolies. T. S. McKENZIE GOING TO FARM T. S. McKenzie, the local field man The change-coming on the heels of the enlargement of the small debts or- dinance and the appointment of fifty or more process issuers throughout the province is calculated to materially reduce the cost of litigation. The cost of subpoenaing witnesses will be much less. Hitherto if a witness at Atha- basca Landing was to be called the sheriff was permitted to charge mile- age to that point and return, all of which was added to the costs of the case. Henceforth the subpoena will be issued at Athabasca Landing and ser- ager for the 0. W. Township 23 S.W. 1-4 of Section 30 at per A- (Improved) N.E. 1-4 of Section 26 at per A. Township 23 All of Section 24 at per A. 3-4 of Section 35 at per A. N.E. 1-4 of Section 26 at per A. E. 1-2 of Section 13 at per A. S. 1-2 of Section 28 at per A, i-2 of Section 30 at per. A. E. 1-2 of Section 3 at per A. 3-4 of Section S-ll-22 at per A. S. E. 1-4 of Section 30-10-22 at cided to settle permanently in Leth- bridge district and to that end has purchased a section of land on the Cameron Ranch. He will erect a fine Costs are again but a bagatelle o their former proportions since under the new district courts uct the action j ,1 it, MJ- is tried at Athabasca Landing, residence and other good buildings on his farm and will go in for farm- ing in earnest. At the first sitting of this Couri at Olds and Didsbury a great number Mr. McKenzie is the kind of settler o{ cases were disposed of that formerly tails, and made a resolution to that this country wants' DurinS the time effect which was passed. Electrical valve and wire con- nection DO Water Meiers he has been in Lethbridge he has be- delay nave inevitably Wells and Galleries- Excavation 500 Concrete Lining pipe 4275 Baying same 2000' Covers 300 >pirals, valves, etc j Completing Galeries Hydrants and branches 000 Incidentals, etc......... 500 ight of Way 1000 17575 Tank and Meters- Additional Power transmission line Grand Tata! come well known as a public spirited cnsued> because of this great mass ol citizen, ready to promote any work litigation that would probably stand that is good for the city or country. on the list and hold Priority, and The 0. W. Kerr Co. has brought us would in addition run up a long bill a lot of good citizens and are still car- ol expenses for the maintenance of rying on the good work, BURNS TRIMS SQUIRES witnesses. SOCIALISTS1 IN B.C. Paris, June Tommy Burns, the1 New Westminster, B. C., June heavy-weight .Pugilist, defeated Bill Parker Williams, MrL.A., for New Squires, the Australian, in the 8th Castle, is authority for the statements round of a hard f ought bttle at Nuel- that the Socialists will contest six of ly. Squires has shown marked am- provemcnt since his appearance in tbe scven districts in Brit- ish Columbia at the next Federal elec- San Francisco a year ago when he tion' J" R> Hawthornethwaite ex- was knocked out by the first blow pects to win in Nanimo with the pos- -xception of Boundary country, I have thousands of other acres for sale in this of the District Garden Spot Lethbridge Here are two good things- All of Section 30-12-22 at on crop payment plan. All of Section 9-12-22 at on crop payment plan. This is an A 1 Sec- tion and is all fenced and some in wheat. Big on to it quick. W. R. Dobbin Rooms 1 2 Southard Stock IL1L MOMEY TO LOAN ON FARMS ;