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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Daily March 13? BUG, You Can Depend on Having a Well Built House If Y ou The Contract To BROS. This firm arfe prepared to give prompt attention to all work. They have mastered every detail of their business and always have the customer satisfied that the very best work has been done. GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO ESTIMATE On your work. They are in a position to accept all contracts whether large or small. Office 717 Crabb st. Box 1957 1118 CHIEF GILLESPIE ON POLICE expenses in connection with the force, bicycle, to answer telephone calte for! eant in charge. If all is found correct The receipts included licenses, fines, -his service. the sergeant allows the relieved man pound fees and dog taxes. At my re-j "The tin horn gambler is a human to sign off duty. A patrol sheet is quest the receipts of the police de-! parasite that ilo-its about the West! made out nightly -by the sergeant, which is signed all correct or other- wise as the case may be, by the The police like aU other public de-j in my opinion goes a long way to partments in any city or town keep abreast of the times, and adapt partment are examined every month j In whose eradication I tak'e a special by the secretary-treasurer of the city, iiueres" and every member of the this together with the monthly re- farce under me has particular different "beats. The sergeant port to the council, I consider structions to start 'all gentlemen of; makes a separate report of" all that has passed within his knowledge dur- the night; chis he attaches to preventing efficiency in a force! pensable to tne efficiency of the force; this order out of tne city. Gambl- I and bringing about a lack of confi-jand tne confidence of the public. 'ins. like 'many other vices, cannot be in tlieir methods and gradually changing which they have to dence in .their protectors on the partj of tlle pubUc Althougn sucll wasl It is difficult to give instructions Altogether prevented practice to the conditions with once the state of affairs in this city, deal. To gain now happily it exists no longer. Two, >'ears the administration of the and hold the confidence and respect'------ ,.l Lethbridge police department ot the people m a police force should; I given over to the chief, with the pro- be tne great object in view; -without j mise of no and this attaining which no police force canjmotto hag been faithfully out be a true success. by the mayo_ anfl council_ Lethbridge. in common with most; Western Canadian cities has Ag Q[ Qf Letll.br4dge 1 5nhmit each month a detailed' report school of instruction; the fSsult is nmyor-and ev-j that it is a difficult matter -to get ex-jerything hag .lranspired ln thei perieneed men for the force. and; department since the previous report, without experienced men a chief report ig read in open councli police is in very much the same hy the presSr tion as a contractor with a supply'. Uu, to know wnat tneir poiice only of incompetent labor to draw _ forcc is ,loin5_ should the report of from. However, the K. N. W. M. P.; their chief fail to satisfy the people pod training 'School and I have lhejr remedy. nnd he can hsve no complaint of interference by meddlesome individuals. When T entered on my duties in Tune 190R. the force had practicaily no uniforms, accoutrements, or anv- the ox-mounted policemen ;well ground in police rules and duties, mnke the best, constables. In some cities, I believe Chiefs of Police are not allowed to even dis- miss incompetent or neglectful con- j thing else necessary' for police use. stables without permission of those I Everything .had to be purchased, yet over them; and those with influence I in spite of the heavy expense this on councils and committees obtain an- j entailed, at the end of the year the pointmonts to the force regardless j department was able to show a bal- of the fact whether they ha've ever lance of over and above all I had any experience and over the expenditures. The debits included i heads of the chiefs. Such a system! the wages of -ten men. and all other The Molsons Bank Established 1855 Capita! (Paid Up) Reserve Fund -v HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL 76 BRANCHES IN CANADA but it can be j the patrol report and hands to the chief tin the morning. Should any- thing have occurred on any beat and i5 through neglect of duty, the re- sponsibility is easily fixed, and the negligent officer either dismissed, suspended or fined. When this oc- curs I report in writing to tile mayor and council. A general occurrence book is kept in the office and every member of the force is required to eater up every complaint that is .made to him, as rwell as other matters that pass uiuler his notice. this purpose every member is supplied with a note book and pencil. This is not only I useful for future reference but i ables every man to know what tiis transpired on the otner men's beats, and the night men what has happen- ed during the day and vice-versa. I .belicvo this stimulates an interest in the work. A sergeant or constable on taking over charge of the oflice, receives from the sergeant or constable whom he relieves a statement of the num- ber of persons confined in the and with him personally inspects each' prisoner. Should a prisoner at any irno be ill or injured although -they I Safety Deposit Boxes THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE V Are now occupying their new offices Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent C. G. K..NOURSE, Manager u.; IMPERIAL BANK OP CANADA Capita! Authorized Capital Paid Up Reserve Fund do not complain the doctor is sent TJ> for immediately. The police are thus' relieved of responsibility. Finally, probably the most, ant instruction impressed upon the members of the Letlibridge Police Force is that it is essential to culti- vate and maintain the good opinion A General Bankino- Business Transacted. o SAYINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Deposits of and upwards received and interest allowed from date of deposit. LETHBRIDGE ST. W. R. SEATLE, EAST END WESTMINSTER Manager. ROAD AND FORD ST. LOCAL OPTION TO BE to discuss the advisability of having a SUBMITTED IN OTTAWA j local option by-law submitted for the Oi.iawa, March conference of j city of Ottawa for next January clec- temperatice workers has been collet jtions. CHIEF GILLESPIE V 4 U.S. Exchange B uirlu and nt Lowest Kales Accounts of All Ivmls Carried upon Favorable DEPARTMENT Deposits of 81 and upwards received. Interest allowed from dale of deuosit at highest rates Letfebridge BriacK Rfidpalh St. K. D. JOHNSON, Manager Diamond City Branch, D. C. MORRISON. Manager of tho citizens, by their cleanly, and orderly habits, and by bearing to all classes. They are told; i io always bear in mind that they are' 1 a preventive as well as a repressive i force, nnd that prevention of crime! i-s of even greater importance tlvan for the execution of every duty that: made a very unpleasant criminals. the- policemen may be called upon to; nnd the tin horn should be prosecut-; i perform, thereforce 1 always impress ed with tfie full rigor of the law. BEING TAKEN i upon the members of the force under! tins end f :ilways have a warrant f rom i PATRONAGE.; me chat by individual 7.eal discretion; police magistrate in my posses-i Trenton, X. .T., March and intelligence they are to fill in sion. This often saves considerable one tnJs afternoon the; the deficiency of particular instruc-i trouble over legal technicalities. To Trenton Street Railway Co., whoso ;ions. It is here that inexperienced: blow my own -horn a little I might employees are on strike, began tnKinr men are apt to fall down, have es-'sny thai 1 Tin seldom without an ils rars to the a sy'steiv. of patrols for the pe.il on my bands against, a convic- Cla5ms Jnal lno company residential districts, as I consider j lion for gambling in the police havinK proper rolioo protection districts as much entitled to; A few words on my system of lho m-n police protection as the lioving and Using responsibility the cnr snro beins lnkpn olt bc streets. Vor this duty men are mount-: prove interesting. At night "patrol Ofuise of poor Patronage. The trol ed. Day ana night one nun is airmen on business sections are posted >ys earned than one hnndrod pas. rtfr hv MW 'scngers all morning. T'.ic crowd i? OF on duty at the office with a and off duty by the serg- Total Assets Oct. 30, 1909 Over A Savings Account ffeips Opening a Savings Account in the Union Bank makes it easier to save. You get into the habit of depositing, more or less regularly, small amounts of money that would other- wise quickly slip away. At the end of the year, with the Interest added, there is a substantial balance to your ai.d you have scarcely missed the deposits. A Savings Account in the Union Bank is a reserve which you ought to provide against possible sickness or financial reverses. r.ot start one now Main Office cor. Round Redpath Sts J J R. ANDERSON Sub.Office Westminster Rd., N. Ward Manager. Stirling H. Roach, Acting Manager. Grassy W. Batllie, Manager. good natured. ;