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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME 3 LETH3R10QE, ALBERTA; WEDNESDAY, 'MARCH ,4, 1908. NUMBER IK- ELECTRIC CO. PRESENTS 1TSCASE Reviews the History of the Gas Well Through Three Councils GALLIFORD CLIMBS UP Made Superintendent of the Govern- j ment Telephone System for Southern Manitoba I W. Galliford, formerly. manager of the Bell Telephone Co. here, is climbing up the ladder and everybody will be glad to hear it. The government Telephone system i in Manitoba has been divided into two divisions, northern and southern Manitoba, and Mr. Galliford has been appointed superintendent of "the southern district with headquarters j at Winnipeg. Mr. Galliford is an A 1 man and the Manitoba system .will benefit by his services. BOUNDED BY THE FOUR ROADS Si. Freeman, manager of the Elec- tric Co. has prepared the following statement about, the much discussed gas well for the Herald: The Electric Co: was forced to make a proposition to the city in ordei; to prevent the railroading through of a scheme on the part of another company to obtain an exclus ve franchise for gas.' The Electric Co. never enjoyed a franchise and na- turally objected to the city granting one to an opposition company. We therefore were forced to the conclu- sion that the only way of saving'the situation was to make a proposition so much better for the city that it could not be turned down, and this did. We entered into an agreement to: 1) to drill a hole feet deep or spend or find gas. All work to be done under the supervision, of he city; (2) The well to be drilled at a point located by the city and; (3) The diameter of the hole, six nches, was fixed by the city and onus part of the agreement, the stated object being to make the hole suitable for further drilling in the event, of no gas being discovered. Tenders for the drilling were sub- mitted to the council for approval and. a contract closed with Messrs. Peat Sons 'for a hole feet deep, 6 inches in diameter at the bot torn, for the sum of At the foot level the city was advised that if it intended to take over the" hole and continue the drilling in the event of gas not be-ing discovered, that we would "oe pleas-, ed to negotiate-for the sale of the well to the city. That if the well was .to-go deeper ban 1600 feet heavier casing would be required and that in order delay and expense it would be advis- able to arrange matters at once. Steps were at" once taken to this nd. A value of was placed "on the Hole and a> by-law put to' raise to explore for -gas with the lause empo-wering 'the council to >urchase' any existing wall. It was then stated that they could tot order the casing until the bylaw luthorized the expenditure. The Electric Co. in order to avoid ielay offered to order the casing for .he city on the following conditions. That on the adoption of a resolution (by the special committee who had iliarge of. the- Veil-boring that the price for the-well was satisfactory and that 'they would support the purchase of the well at bhis price providing gas was not dis- covered. This resolution was passed and is CONDUCTOR DROPPED DEAD Winnipeg, Man., Marf Doo- lan, railway conductor on the C. P. R., and formerly chief of police at Sandon, B. C., dropped dead in the Commercial hotel this morning. District That Will Be Affected by Superassessment Tax The City Engineer in his report to the council ou the superassessment ail vised a scheme for u- ualizing the assessment on .vaca-it j lands and those having inferior build ings. The discussion was longhand i circuitous and generally resulted in i "As you were." Aid. Jveri asked if ciiis was the thing that was so crooked that law- jyers were He advised only one superassessment area. The Mayor held to it that area inside the four Roads should be sub- For some months past the settlers ject to superassessment as they have in the country between Lethbridge the improvements and that the rest Will Explain the Great Need of a Road From Lethbridge to Calgary AMATEUR BALE PROFESSIONAL BALL PROSPECTS HERE THIS'SUMMER NOT CHEERFUL C. J. Eckstorm returned yesterday from a iffito Montana. Among other things CJIr. Eckstorm kept his eyes open. a chance form a professional baseball league SQUARE IS THE PROPERTY OF with, some of the that state He' was unsuccessful, as things are so quiet profession- al ball with any, guarantee of suffic- support is but ofJSjthe question. Lethbridge is practically oiit-of the professional bull busings this year and an effort is being to form Title Gra Them Complete Control Reports the City Solicitor CUT OUT THE HAT Freight Crews Mutt at Either Lethbridge or Coltridgt Orders have come to Lethbridge that all crews on freights must run from Lethbridge to Coleridge and not go into Medicine Hat. This means that all freight crews on this section must live at Lethbridge or Coleridge, at which latter place, however there is not much accommodation. The passenger and. mixfd ctftwA still con- tinue to go into the Hat. FRIED TO KILL THECHIEFOF POLICE j (From Tuesday's Daily) Claresholm, Stavely, MJacleod, Taber The City Solicitor in response to and Lethbridge. All tjie towns tut the request by the council for a statement regarding the ownership t. The peo- of th? square, wrote the council last pie of that'town are taking time to night. "I may say that I have examined Certificate P. 136 in the name of the Alberts. Hail-ray fc Irrigation aii amateur league including Canton, have agreed t on condition that >Tacleod "go into I pie of that "town are tt consider the proposition r This would make a short mexpensty-e circuit, Twelve Hundred Textile Workers At Montreal on Strike Montreal, t March hund- red testile .workers employed by Dominion Textile Works here qui> work tomorrow morning1 and en to shut up every' mill in if demands are nc-t granted. Dispute is over the refusal of the company s officials to dismiss a foreman because becaupp. of latter's attitude towards employees. Grief Shippey of Chicago has his Life Attempted by Anarchists Eckstorm says they very quiet. Great Falls being- the best town, as it has agricultural-resources of it. Two-thirds of vlhe -ihen in Uutte and other mining towns are off the pay-roll and in all. his fyears of ac- quaintance with that state, -never and Calgary have been holding meet- i ings to discuss the railway situation should be exempt financial .osditicnst worse. the extra assessment. It was pointed out that some por- and to consider ways of getting a ense of there "to buy and build, thus scatter- m the city. When in JLethbridge 40m! monthsj TheVisdoni of the suparassessmenr. ago Sir Thomas stated questioned by some of the Alder-1 pany intended building spur" but they considered that they from Lethbridge to the the money. hundred of these farmers in the near future to uation with them. They brought to Calgary, at the the C. P. Former Lethbridge Citizen but for Many Years a Great Falls Merchant Company and I find that among oth- 'er-lands it contains a description by meter and, bounds of all the area ly- ing outside the 200 feet reserve con- tained in Certificate A. B. leav- ing streets 300 feet wide. The re- sult of this is that all -the space bounded on the north by Baroness Road, on the south by Kedpath on the east by Glyn St., and on the by Bound St., measuring the widths of these streets 100 feet from their, outsid-e boundaries, is- from a registration standpoint the absolute property of the A. R. I. Co. I am uname to suggest any way in which their title can be question- ed as no easements can by law be'ac- quired in this country." The Mayor 'appointed Aid. Macbeth Ives and Hutton a committee to in- terview-the A. R. I. Co. to see if there is any possibility of the city securing- the land Jcnown as the square. Daring Burglars Make an Attack Upon Union Bank Branch North-East and East as 'settlement warranted. The farmers between Calgary and Lethbridge are much in need of transportation and no doubt put strong arguments before theiMacleod Roads, company in favor of the immediate construction of the line. Great Falls, Mont, March Finally it was decided to strike out Tribune says: A telegram from Van- District JCo. 2 altogether and let No. couver yesterday afternoon announc- 1 stand as before, viz., bounded by ed the death in. that city of John Baroness, Westminster, London, t and one1 of -tile the Bee" Hive store on Central and a resident of Great Falls for the HOT OFF THE j I John Dunn, for many years manag er of the Halifax 'Chronicle, is dead. j F. White, proprietor, ofva busi- j ness college at committed jsuicide. G. K. it- prominent 'English farmer, at Birtle, Man., committed sxiicide. j Rudyard Kipling will spend the i com ing summer in Prince Edward Is- 'land as the guest of Dr. Andrew-Mc- Phail, of Montreal. SUPREME CO'URT JUDGES MUST Past l7 years. While the: message gave no particu- lars death it is certain he passed away from, an attack of .Bright's disease. The .Mr. Jardine's death came as-a great shock to his. family RESIDE JN CALGARY AND EDMONTON 'Edmonton, March im- Correspondence Laid on the Table of House of Com- mons at Ottawa by providing: that. Ottawa, March Hon. Frank Oliver, minister of the interior laid on the table of the House today -the j the new statute laws amendments and Mends in this city who had no act, and among .these is the chang- knowledge thaiL his at ing of the hour for from- an senOus. .cit here 11.30 to lo'p. m., and a police ma- coast a week ago last Monday hop- gistrate must be a barrister of wouW' his health, .which had been poor, for e d d 6ome time.' A letter received a day ijj or two ago contained the informa- f tion that he was feeling better, and judges of the supreme court of Alber- i expected to be home next week. This shall reside at. the city 01 Edmon- was.the last word received here -be- for the announcement of" his death. The officers lodge .No. 58, A. F. A. M. of which Mr. Jardine was a member, immediately on being informed of his death, telegraphed to a Vancouver lodge to take charge of ton or within five miles thereof, and the city of Calgary, or with- in five miles thereof." Under the noxious -weeds act a pen- alty for neglecting to destroy weeds is increased from S50 to STIRLING TOPICS the remains and have them shipped to Great Falls as soon as possible. They will probably arrives here Tues- Feb: 29. -On Tuesday, day or Wednesday. Funeral arange- s soon as the Stirling, the 25th inst. the V.L.M.I.A. gave a matter of record on the city books.- correspondence which has passed be- tween him and the .Rev. John Pringle, of the Yukon, and the commissioner of .the Yukon, in respect to the charg- es of immorality made by Mr. Prin- gle against two -government officials, Messrs. Lithgow and Girouard. On. January 9, 1907, Mr. Pringle wrote to the minister of the interior a letter in which he stated that the life of acting commissioner Lithgow was a house scandal. He stated that in addition to the fact .that he was immoral he had been a willing tool of a thieving gang which for years had both hands in the public purse. On July 31, 1907, Mr. Pringle again wrote to the minister a letter in which he said that he would again call attention to drunkeness and lust in official circles which had be- come an open scandal in the terri- tory. He said that Mr.Girouard lives in the open with a female partner of a scandal of 1904 and Mr. Lithgow is accompanied by harlots in the dance halls and is drunk openly and OT, ofrgofo in which COH- aitidn he Openly exposes his person before the eyes of respectable men and-.women. OnAugust 28, 1907 Mr. Oliver wrote to Mr. Pringle that he had instructed Mr. Henderson, who had been' appointed" commissioner for the to investigate fully the charges made by Mr. Prmgle against Girouard and Lithgow and forward him any specific charges which Mr. Pringle might wish to make against any official in the employ of the, gov- ernment. He added that he had in- structed commissioner Henderson to Tlifi casing duly ordered and >laced in the hole where it was the mention it should go. The company is now required to leliver it on -the surface before the ity will pay for it. The company, besides the cost of ,he had to pay for 29 days ielay to the drillers at per day. solely for the purpose of putting the veil -in the best possible condition or .further operations. The expert's report does not show hat the chances for gas are belter >n the river bottom than at the'pre- ent location. Under the present terms offered by, he companj' the present hole would ,ost the city If they bore mother hole it will cost at the same lepth under similar conditions from to If bored by lay labor as suggested, experience hows it may cost anything. The Dalgary well is a fair example of mrch.ising a pla.nt and paying drill- rs by. the day. At feet the TcJl cost The Western Oil Co. have been drill Ing for about four years in a similar and have spent from l.o and have not yet got a below the mark. The well at Athabasca Land- ng took two years to go feet. 'he. government report, states that t 'would have cost double the money f it had been done by day Labor, Moose Jaw started several, liolcs t never got below the 6dO foot le- d. The city have the rig to sell heap. Leap Year 'Ball and served Ice Cream and cake to the young.' men: All was One of the best FARMER SUICIDED Ont., Mar. Caron, farmer, living about two miles northwest of this village, committed suicide by cutting his throat, cause unknown. QU'APPELLE SURVEYOR DEAD Amherstburg, Cm, March 3 While on a visit to his daughter, Brodie, land surveyor at Qu' Appelle" was" stricken with hemmoh- rage of the'brain and died yesterday. MRS. PHELPS DEAD St. Catherines, Ont., Mar. Jane Phelps. widow of the late Orson J, phe-lps.. M.P. for Simcoe and af- terwards sheriff, died at the resi- dence of her son J. Phelps, at Thorold last night aged 81 years. Winnipeg, March men at- tempted to hold up the west end branch of the Union Bank at the cor- ner of Logan avenue and Nena St., Saturday night. A number of shots were fired and the teller of the bank F.' W. Sussex was slightly wounded. The burglars escaped after the shoot- ing without having secured any mon- ey. No arrests have been made. This in brief is the story of the first attempt which has ever been made in Canada to hold a bank. Saturday night at 8.10 while, S. E. Rae.. manager and F- W. Sus- sex., teller of this branch were at work in the office, two men appeared and pointing pistols at the heads of the officials ordered them' to throw up their hands. "Not on your was the answer of Mr. Bae, as he ducked behind the bank counter. j Mr. Sussex was a trifle slow in fol- lowing his example and he received a pistol bullet in his' arm, just as disappeared. The ball struck half way between the wrist and elbow in- flicting a flesh wouna a, couple inch- es in length and finally landed in the woodwork behind him. In an endeavor to frighten the bank men into passing out the cash which was in the teller's box the burglars, he- gan firing through the partition, eight or ten shots ,in all being discharged. The men made no effort to force the door which .opened .into the interior office. It is supposed that they ieared the; bank men had weapons inside the cage which would be used if they came in sight. Registered Matter Going Out From "Winnipeg System- atically Taken present enjoyed themselves known and most highly respected and did ample justice to the'excel- mercnants Of Great Falls, .having al-j lent ice cream. The entire force of wayg been an influence for good; young ladies was out and the way he. entered the community to; they made the gentlemen dance was- make his .home. He was born in' n't slow. .'...-.Blenheim, Ontario, August 31, Messrs. Jas. Peterson and Fred and was therefore, at the time of Spackman with Hiss Alta Hardy rep his 42 years of age. At the j resenting the aiTirnmtive side and age of 12 years .he went with his par- Messrs. Harold Townsend and ents to Winnipeg, where he received land Holman with Miss Elise Clark his education, graduating from the on the other side, met in debate at Manitoba college in 1882. In 1838, the school house on the 28th inst. he entered the mercantile business The question, which was warmly con for the same year mar- tested, stood "Resolved that city life ried Miss Annie Stewart of Winnipeg, is preferrable to country life." The The following year he decided to go negative side oppon- west, and at first located at Leth- ents. bridge. In 1891. .toe came to Great On the evening of the 28th jnst. the ,FaUs, at first entering the employ of Women's Relief Society gave a con- 5William "Albrccht, the furniture man. cert and danc.; which was very well In 1894 he founded the Bee Hive store attended and in every way a success. At the timt of his death he was in The concert was concluded with a partnership in the same business farce in two acts, entitled "Blunder- with George Conrad. The original lo- TM11." Mr. Alex Adamson took the of "Bill Greengrass" from paid by Dr. Shoop for any re- "Vcrrnont" in which the cent- of Grippe or acute w-as wouik-rfiiuy at liouie. ported was stabbed in the-right arm duringfthe affray. .INone of the'men were' seriously injured. The.attack -4s supposed to have been made by an anarchist following the recent ac- tivity of the Chicago police after the tragedy at Denver, '_ Harry Shippey -is seriously hurt but Foley will probably The chief's wound-is- trivial. The assail- ant entered Shippey's .home while, the chief and his son were, alone, in one of the rooms. The man is said to have .handed chief Shippey --a letter which the chief opened and began to read. 'Almost immediately .the anarchist drew a revolver ancl fired, at Harry Shippey. The boy 'lell to the floor and his father the assailant. Foley attracted hy" the shooting rushed to his employer's aid. As the servant entered the xoom the anarchist broke from the chief's grip, aimed deliberaely and. shot IPoley twice. Again the chief closed with the man and the latter turned on him with a knife. Shippey attempted to grasp the weapon and received a deep cut on the hand. The official then succeeded in reaching his own revolver, and fired shot after -shot into the would-be assassin's body. The attack on the chief to have been inspired recent.- activity of the Chicago P.oiice fol- lowing the killing of Leo Heinrich, "a Eoman Catholic priest, who was shot down by an anarchist in Denver while the priest was administering" sac- rament to his slayer. Immediately following the tragedy in "Denver" at- tempts were made to trace the crime to a conspiracy hatched in Chicago. The local police discovered.that the sccisty of Italians .formed, lisre been issuing inflamatory literature aimed at clericals-and also several local clergymen had receiv.ed threat- ening letters. Yesterday while -the funeral of Father Leo was being held in Paterson N. J-, details of police guarded several of the Eoman Cath- olic churches here, special precau- tions being taken in the Italian, quar- ter where officers in citizens-clothes scrutinized every worshipper -as the congregations entered. Later the of- ficers moved to.the altars .and; stood guard over, the priests as they con- ducted the services. In addition to these measures all known anarchists in the city, 'among them Emma' Gold- ,man, were warned that -they would not be allowed to make addresses in public. So far as it is known none attempted to disobey that order and no .arrests followed. The; documents sent out. by the Italian organization were carefully watched and an exam- ination of them showed that prosecu- tions based thereon might have fail- ed because of technical shortcomings. Although all self-declared anarchists in the city are known to the Chicago police, the identity of the mau who attacked Chief Shippey is- unknown. Mayor Busse had 'an exciting, inter- view with an office-seeker, a few, min- utes after the executive had returnd to his offic from the Shippey home, whither he had hurried on being in- formed of the attack. The stranger who was .shabbily ressed was waiting outside the mayor's office in the city hall and as the mayor advanced ex- tended his hand. "I want a job and I am not here to ask. you for anything more, but if I don't get a job there will be trouble." It is said the mayor immediately ordered his visitor out of the build- ing and the latter after gazing an- at t-h1? city for- ft mo- ment descended to the main floor and walked away. Mayor -Busse ex- plained later that the individual had been calling on him and asking for a position every day for some time but that today was the first time he had threatened to create trouble. The incident following so closely upon the tragedy, at the Shippey home, caused some excitement in, the city hall, and several heads of departiients is- sued orders to their clerks and secre- taries not to admit strangers to their offices on any pretest. ;