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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGC, ALi t Hf A, TU ifOA Y M A R C H 3, tlOS, NO; 71 PROPOSAL BEFORE THE COUNCIL AN AGREEMENT WITH ELECTRIC CO. IN SIGHT Matter was Referred Bad to Special Committee >ain The gas well was under discussion for a short time at the council meet- ing last' night. Mr. Freeman, T. D, Kevin, and'R F. Kecve, of the Electric Co.. "were pi-esent as a delegation to watcl how things went. The report of th flow. Aid. Ivcs returned to his former proposition and asked Mr. Free-man if they could expect Mr. I'eat to pro- mise to complete tho drilling within a certain time. Mr. Freeman stated that as Mr. Peat had a contract to bore the distance and to make sure as he was in strange ground'he'used an eccentric drill which was a. great deal slower than a straight drill. The trouble had been due to the forma'- JOHN JARDINE DIED AT THE WEST COAST CITY SOLICITOR INSTRUCTED TO DRAFT BY-LAW RIGHT AWAY Once more the early closing move- ment carne before the Council at the meeting last .-night. E. U. Ry lands, manager of the Hudson's Bay com- pany, and W. J. Nelson, of Nelson Eraser, came before the Council with a petition signed by most of the dealers Another from the clerks was also read. W. J. Nelson was the for the delegation and ask- ed that the Council give the matter its earliest attention which was promised by the mayor. The solici- tor was instructed to draft an early eloping forthwith. council committee was Vend by.thojtion which was unknown. If a drili- council Cl" knows the formation and his dis- asked to tance it is'easy'drilling. Mr. Pent secretary-treasurer to ind Mr. Freeman Finer LeAbridge Citizen hut for Maiy Years a Great Falls Merchant SERIOUS AMATEUR BALL PROFESSIONAL BALL PROSPECTS HERE THIS SUMMER NOT CHEERFUL Groat Falls, Mont., Mnrch Tribune says: A from Van- couver yesterday afternoon announc- ed the death in that city of John one. of the proprietors of the 0. J. Eckstonn returned yesterday from a trip down into Montana. Among other things Sir. Eckstorm kept.his for n chance to form a professional baseball league some of the towns of that state lie was unsuccessful, however, as things are so quiet that profession- speak took up the committee's' for- said that the formation here was the mcr report as revised by the.' com-' ,pany and published in -the veral days ago. He explained why the company 5aad made the cHangc-s in thc different clauses. The second proposition made to city by the company-was: Draft of a proposition from the Lcthbridge Electric Company, Limit- ed, -to the Corporation of the City of Lethbridge, to take over the Com- pany's Gas'prospect hole. worst he had ever seen. He did not think Mr. JVat could guarantee to complete thc well in a given time. He stated -that us regarding the pumping contract that he ex- u> suit the city although at present it is costing the company tifj. much us the city. The terms of pay- ment can also be arranged as thc company is not going to stick for cash payment. In reply to Aid. Ives. Mr. Freeman APPOINTED TAX COLLECTOR Winnipeg, March. the meet- ing of the City Council last night, H. R. Patterson was appointed tax collector for Winnipeg. R. D. Waugh who was recommended for the posi- tion by the controllers" withdrew tm name at the last moment. store :mi Central avenue, ftl baU BUftrllhtce of suuk- and a resident of Great tails for thejicftl Supp0pt Js out of thc qucsUon. past 17 years While the message gave no particu-. lara of hU death it b certain he i unsftcd away froin an attack of i Bright's disease. Lcthbriclge is practically out of the professional bull business this year j and an effort is being made to form an amateur league including Xanton, The" news of Mr. Jardine's death I jClarcsholm, Stavely. Macleod, Tabcr came land Letbbridgc. All the towns but as a great shock Uj his family L, it .1 Mncleod have agreed on condition in line and friends in this city, who had that Mactaod go into it. Thc peo- The City to purchase the present stated that the idea thai a well can- hole from thc Electric at not be sunk in a small hole was noC EDITOR DEAD Napanee. Ont., Mar. William Tempieton. aged 53 years, publisher of the Napanee Beaver, died today after a short illness. knowledge that his condition was at! pie of that town are taking time to all serious. He lf-it here for the consider ihr> nrnnosition. This would coast a week ago' last Monday, hop- ing thAt-: tiic. change would bone-fit i his health, which, had be-on poor forj some time.. A lettor received a day_ or two ago contained the in forma-, lion that1 he _was fee-ling better, and expected to be home next week. This was received here'be- for the announcement of his death. consider ihe proposition. This would make a short inexpensive circuit, Regarding things in Montana, Mr. Eckstonn says they are very quiet. Great Falls being ,the best town as it has agricultural resources back of it. of- thc men in Butty and other mining towns arc of! the pay-roll and in ail his years of ac- quaintance with that state, never give Mr. Pringle a copy and to cs-: tablish the fact as stated in his let-! tcr of July 31. On September 23 Commissioner, Henderson wrote to the minister that, he had communicated to Mr. Pringle his instruction from the min- ister of the interior. "I told ho proceeds, "that the charges against Mr. Girouard apeared to be' reasonably specific, but that before an investigation could be held thft charges against LU-hgow should be definite and specific. HP said that Mr. Vringlo had informed him that lit' Would advise hirn (Henderson) when he was ready to proceed. The commissioner added that as soon as .Ur..Pringle was ready he would take the matter up without delay. He also stated that he had been informed by Mr. Pringle that he had no charges to make against other ofh'cials than Girouard and Lilhgow. Un one occasion Commissioner Henderson wrote that Mr. Pringlo bad not proceeded. Thc latter had addressed a letter to the commission- er in which he said that both Gir- jutird and I.ithgow had given em- jhatic denial to thc charges against hem and Mr. Henderson urged up- m Pringle the necosity for he interests of all concerned, an in- v'CKtijration should proceed without indue delay. October 23 LOANS AMOUNT TO FIFTH OF PAID UP CAPITAL ami pay fdr the drive pipe, correct as had'been demonstrated in j The city to continue drilling to a [Calgary. The light tools used were at their own ex- "lore likely to break but they would bore just as quickly. Aid Adams suggested that a few hours at any rate be taken to con- depth of feet pense. In the event of the city failing to gas in sufficient quantities, (by sufficient quantities shall be meant ji flow of not less than .cubic feet per day of 2-t hours) and in the ev- ent of failure to reach the foot level, and after making- every reason- able effort to do and providing James Peat Sons arc engaged to do tho work, then the Electric Company will repay tiv. the city thc sum of and In .the event' of the'city, fairing to reach the or .discover gas as above, then tho Electric'Col-will repay-to the city the sum of S5.00U. Furthermore, in the evcn-t of this ngreetnpnt being entered into, the El- tctric Company agrees to give tlu city an option to plant of the Electric Company at an ap- praisers valuation, plus, 10 per cent. The said option to date from the. date of this agreement and to con- sider the second proposition of thc company, lie did not consider that' thete was any use of borinff else- i where within the city limits if it i could not be found at the'present He wanted to 'see the boring go on as soon as possible. The report, of the.; special gui-conv mktec was referred back for further consideration-.: .V BOUNDED BY THE FOUR ROADS tinuc in force for ninety days after the completion or abandonment of the well by the city., In event of thc city purchasinj? thc Electric Company's plant' and I fcy Saperassessoot Man., Mar. Doo-, Ian, railway conductor on the C. "P. R., and formerly chief oi police at Sandon. B. C., dropped dead in the Commercial hotel: this morning. OLD ORANGEMAN DEAD "Windsor, Ont., Mar. Samprey. 87 years old is dead. He was one of.the oldest Orangemen in the Dominion. PiNCHER CREEK NOTES there be any refund' due the A Leap Year Company Or- should the F.lectric. Company, then the amount of -the refund shall retained by the city out of thc first putcluise money due the city by tho Electric Company on account of tho purchase of the plant. The plant to be paid for .in cash or in securities having a marketable va- There were at least eighty couples hie of 100 cents on dollar, and present besides quite a numbor of on such terms and conditions as other gcntKrmcn xvno took tne part may be agreed upon. In the event of" gas being discov- jwall flowers. Dancing begun at 8.30 cred in quantities as above mentioned p. m. nnd till a. -.n. wuh .or greater, then the city shall the of an hour at mid- The City'Engineer in his report to the council on the superassessment advjsed a scheme for q- the assessment on vacant lands and those having inferior build ings. The discussion was long and circuitous and generally resulted in "As you were." Aid. Ivcs asked if this was the thing that was so crooked that hw- vers were wanted. lie advised only one S'ipcntssessment aren- The Mayor to it that 'the area nside the four Koads should be sub- ject to supenisscssinent as they havii the improvements and that the -rest Thiv ofiicers of Euclid lodge No. v IL. 4 T i- saw financial conditions worse. A. F. A. M. of Mr. Jardine: was' a member, innnodiately on. being informed of his to a Vancouver lodge to take charge of the remains and'Hiave iliem shipped to Great Falls soon as possible. They will probably arrives here Tues- day or Wednesday. Funoral urange- irients. will be niad'1 as soon as ..'the i body arrives. t Mr, Jardine was one of the'best known and most highly respected Fulls, having al- ways been an influence: for good since he'entered the community .to make hi.s home.. He was born -in Blenheim, Ontario, August 31, 1S65, and was therefprOj at the time of hia death, 42 of age., At-the age of 12 years he went; with ;'his' par- ents to Winnipeg, v-'heie he' received his graduating Manitoba-' y> 1866, he entered the mercantile, business for .himself, and the same, ried Miss Annie (MORALITY IN THE DISTANT YUKON Correspondence Laid on the Table of House of Com- Ottawa Bif Bab Take Hold of tiie West by Ike Throat Creek. Feb. The Leap Year ball given last' night by -the la- dies of Creek a decided success in every way. .bound -to tnke over the Electric Com pan'y plant, but should gas, in in- be discovered and night when n very appetising supper was served. Thfc Pineher Creek Or- chestra did themselves justice to the The following year he decided to go west, and at, .first located at bridge. In 1391. he came- to Great -Falls, :it first William Albrecht, the furniture man! In 1S94 he founded thii Bce'Hive store At the timt of his death he was in partnership in the same business with George Conrad. -The original lor cation of the store was. in-.the build- inp 'on Central' avenue, at.present- oc- cupied, by W. H. George, the under- taker- Mr. Jardine is survived by: his wi- dow and four children- Three of the children re son.s, of the city should be exempt fromjjg to 7 ynnrs, while a daughter. is 12 tho extra assesKment. years H was pointed out that some por- I onier tions of the .city' outside this Wea Of the World. f ope. Besides the Masonic was n nu-mber of the .Woocl- Mr. Pringle wrote to the commissumcr that he was ready for 'the' investigation and was prcpar- to prove. Lithgow within the pas1 iiri'o or four did "carouse 5i t public resort on Front St., Dawson, vith drunken and abandoned and thereby disgraced himself as a man in his official position. That he Jid appear publicly in. the company of notorious prostitutes. when intoxicated he did 'ixposc his person in public. Ho jddod "1 am prepared, to prove thrit Mr.' Girouard. has lived with a no- torious Marc Lamber, alias "Montreal Marie." These- an> but the more recent manifestations in thy life of these two public- servants of habits which have been a public scandal in the territory. Mr. Pringle''also complained thai similar charges, made during the pre- vious four or five years had been jiorecl by the the names-.of his witnesses- the v'. Ottawa, Ont., March Hon. Frank Oliver in the House yesterday afternoon introduced a bill .to amend the land titles act, explaining that the object of tlie measure is to make some minor changes in the law re- garding the system of titles for land under Dominion jurisdiction but thc property of churches. The Hon. L. P. Brodeur laid 611 the table of the House a complete re- turn in respect to the cost of revising the book-keeping department of mar- ine and fisheries: This is the return which the minister offered to produce on Saturday if the Opposition would allow one of the through. It. was estimates to go declined on the Ottawa, March Hon. Frank- Oliver, minister of the interior laid on the table of the House today the Correspondence which hfis jfcisaed-be- tween him and the Rev. John Pringle, of the-Yukon, and the'commissioner of the Yukon, in respect to the chargT e.s of immorality made by Mr. Prin- ulo ricriiiiist two government officials, Messrs. Lithgow and Girouard. On January in.shman who got lost in a j't-rnmrnt. He add.-d Hint ho m-L.nof, wllije iooking for his cousin. ____ to... ____ ____ i> ]7owu, aiiri on l hi1 norlli by The Citj- Solicitor-in response '.Road, on tht> sonfti by HodpMh St., the oast by CJivti St.. and on the to I west, bv SI., measuring the thc TCQ ucst by the so humorously depicted in the true ,.Irish brogue, kept everybody laugh- ting till thc end came all too soon. Mr. Gordon read from Dr. Vnn Dyke's book The Ulue Flower, a selection entitled A HamUiil of Clay. statement mgnnliiur.. thc ownership! their council for a width? oi streets 100 icet irom la beautuul bit oi writing, pile boundaries, is from a The Customs duties collected at the Lcthbridge office in February this year amounted io i ns ag- ainst for the srfme month or the square, registration standpoint the absolute j i property of ilic-A.'R. I. Co. "I may say that I have examined j I am unable to suggest any way j in the .name of in which their title can be qucstion- Cci-tincate the Alberta Uailvray Irrigation Company and I fmo that among oth- the life history or n humble bit oi I pottery. Mr. James Kenny cvcryor.r by his imitation of man i with the wooden ann. who recited cd n.s r.o ran by law be ac-j quired in this country." i "Breathes 1 here A with ap- propriate gcnstures. After cnke and coffee had son. cr lands it. contains a description by! The Mayor appointctl AM. (lordon annonnw, lhftl meter and hounds of all the area ly- ing outside the 200 feet reserve con- tained in Certificate A. B. 89.'leav- ing streets 100 feet wide. .The. re- of this is that all the space Ivo.s and ITutlon a committee lo in- terview thr A. JR. T. Co. lo see if there is any possibility of the city securing the land known as the so.uftre. ;ncxt meeting would be in charge o; committee, and that S. McKenzie would give an of 'Evangelistic Work ho had been connected with in Texas. liciemnp to the present financial stringency Mr. Pringle admitod that there were many causes, but suggest- ed the trom destruction of capital, by Boer, Russian-Japanese, Spanish- American wars, and San Francisco billion dollars. The remedy, he xd'ul, was retrenchment. ,Hc pointed out that the paid up capital of the banks had increased in ten years, by nnd their reserve by 000. The increase in showt-ii the thriftint'ss of thc people, but the recent bank failures has called at- tention to thc need of amendment of the banking act. Proceeding, Mr. Pringle declared that in the West, the people were taken by the throat by the larger banks, who require their in the East, and have been told that they have no money for moving the '.Continued on Sack ;