Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
REPORT ON ALBERTA SCHOOL to tht Herald.) Sdinoutou. March first an report of the Department of EC of Alberta has been recentl The report is a lengthy on contains a great mass of inform u illustrative of the growth of th and gratifying extension o Lke of education. Under the head of general repor md statistics Deputy Minister Mac JCenzie has prepared an excellen For some time after tin Act came into force the at f-teation of the department was de (ted to organization. and preparation the departmental records. Inform i Cation' concerning existing school dis sad tho debenture indebtedness compiled from the territorial rec ordfi and official gazettes and all teach were invited to submit, their cer for registration and made Rutheman Schools A particularly gratifying feature of tlhe report refers to progress of educa- tion. Among the socalled foreign ele- especially the lluthenians aad of Edmonton." A special officer. Robert Fletcher, of devotes his whole time--to organization' of public school classes among these thrifty people, superintends the erection of employment of teachers, and Where trustee, tli8 levying of taxes. he acts as official all the duties of the school 'Sward and its officers. It is import- to, note that the province through department of education has met -with success in this work where the ;uttempt to do a similar work by the ligious denominations, has School Districts During 1907 there were 175 new districts erected, but notwith- ,-standing the extra burden thus on. the Treasury Department, -arith. respect to grants there has been nao diminution of the grants per ascbool. On the other hand there has I ebeen a substantial increase in gov- support to the higher de- partment of our town and city .-schools. Secondary education ia be- more important each' year. There is need at the present time for considerable expansion as the sec- ondary-schools of the province can- siot supply zncjre than one third of Tthe additionul teachers required each school building wan 157 school districts were authorized to sue debentures while in 1905 the de- benture issue was only The equipment of the building a.nd gen- eral improvement of the school grounds is a satisfactory evidence of increased interest ou the part of the trustees. The- creditable condition of our schools with respect to equipment is mainly due to the provision in the school grants ordinance whereby an additional grant is made to schools reaching the minimum grading based iu Inspectors' reports. The ordin- ance requires that at least half of the amount so granted must be appli- ed purchase of books from.-a catalogue supplied by the-de- partment of education. The result of this provision in the school grants ordinance has surpas- sed the most sanguine expectations. The majority of the provincial public schools have good libraries and ad- ditions are being made each year. The grants eaoaied on this basis in 1905 amounted to Of this amount was required to be expended for books, but the returns. from the schools showed that :iad been so expended. During 1906 the the number of library books was Teachers and Salaries There were 924 teachers in the pro- vince in 1906, 280 being men, the av- irage salary was an increase of over the previous year. Of the teachers employed 176 held first claaa certificates, 4 held third class and 87 provisional certificates. The report states that owing to the endancy on the part of many teach- ers to leave the profession it is ne- cessary to import many teachers from he eastern provinces and Great Brit- in. During .1906, 210 teachers ob- ained certificates on standing taken utside the province Alberta at present maintains seven deaf mutes in the Institute' for the JUDGE DENIES REPORT CLAREIHOLM NEWS Ottawa, March nan denies the ropoH that be has >ny Clartsbolm, March sym- intention oi' resigning from the su- pathy of the whole community of preme court bench. He will com- Claresholm will go out to Mr. George plete his twenty-fifth year on the of the Claresholm Lumber bench in October and is entitled to elevators, at the very sad and retire .on'full salary' but he says he 'sudden death of his wife which hap- haa no intention of doing so. ANOTHER RAILWAY pened on Saturday night shortly af- ter midnight, Mr. and Mrs. Wales were married only a little more than protection to Canadian firms. Ottawa, Ont., March Corn- a year ago and his wife who nions railway commission, reported the Miss Wells of England, hadisiany bill to incorporate the Northern Em- friends here and had made herself pire Railway Company with capital much liked. A fortnight ago she stock of and headquarters gave birth to a son and she seemed at Calgary. to be getting on nicely and appeared much better on Thursday last, but PROTECTION TO SHIPBUILDERS a.change took place for the worse and Montreal, March Ottawa she passed away as stated. There is despatch says it is understood that nothing more sad than the death of the government will amend tariff reg- a young and loving wife after but a ulations with a view to giving greater short married bliss. shipbuilding Mrs. H. P. Bell has'arrived at the Queen's hotel. i There was some trouble in taking Carl Nelson to the lock-up on Thurs- Petersburg, March court day night. He had been fighting in martial yesterday passed the death the front street and was consequently sentence on; threev social revolution- arrested but it took a long time and ists, among whom was an 18 year old only after several men had been girl who was the leader in several sworn in to assist the police before daring robberies. j he arrived- at the police cells. As he i would not walk and was exceedingly violent he was roped' in front of the stated i Bank of Commerce arid dragged along here on what is thought to be good the sidewalk and the marks are likely authority''that Halifax .is again to (to remain on the sidewalk for many have a navy. Sixty skilled mechan- j a day. On Saturday he was fined Encouraging Financial State- ment Presented by Hon. W. S. Fielding NAVY AT HALIFAX Halifax, "March is ics are under orders to proceed from the dock-yards at Portsmouth, Chat- ham and Davenport, to Halifax. HOCKEY IN NEW YORK New York, March Wan- derers of Montreal, holders of the Stanley Hockey Cup, and the Sham- rocks, of Montreal, last night, played the finest game of hockey seen in New York this year, the former "win- ning by a score of 12 to 7. C. P. R. NEW LINE Montreal, March is definite- Sudbury line of the C.P.E. will be deaf and dumb of the province of j for. trafiic June 15. The Nearly Pupils Tlie iliimuct p'UuUo latcliuillg OUi" during 1906 -was an !-'increase of over 1905. The aver- atten.da.nee of all public schools is high until Standard IV is Breached which indicates that the ma- ijority of our children remain in I school to receive a fair public school education. Of the new pupils who were registered during the 91 per cent, were in the first standards. The three high school standards include less than 3 per cent.of the pupils of the province. In 1306 the high school population 76L The number of teaching days in year is a.bout 210. tanitoba. This arrangement was riginally made by the territorial gov- rnment prior to 1905 and has since een continued by the Alberta govern- ment. The total cost of education, ransportation, and maintenance of eaf mutes for 1906, was Normal School Part two of the report deals with special reports from the principal of the Normal School, the various in- spectors and principal of the deaf and dumb institute, Winnipeg. In his report the principal of the formal j school refers to a weakness. of the students in attendance at this insti- j company will then have a direct line of its own from Toronto to the Pa- cific Coast. .NEW C. N. R. LINE Winnipeg, March new Can- adian Northern line from Winnipeg to Regina is being pushed along rapidly. When the work is finished passenger trains will run from Winnipeg to Edmonton via Regina. FIRE THE BUNCH HaUboro. N. B., March. Liberal-Conservative association of Albert county at its annual eonven.- and costs, and got off somewhat easy, the being assaulting a peace officer. He was defended by a barris- ter who attempted to get evidence Ottawa, Ont., March The bud- get speech of the Hon. W. S. Field- ing, minister of finance delivered in the Canadian Parliament today, 'goes ou record as a model, concise and business-like statement of the finan- cial transactions of the year. All parties are agreed upon that point. Mr. Fielding spoke for an hour and a. half, which is the shortest time ever occupied by a finance minister on budget day. But there was not ,a moment of his time wasted. He reached his subejct at once stuck to it to the last word. Jl-f -R A1 and ON THE RAILROAD CHRISTOPHER HENRY, C. P. R. ENGINEER, RETIRES AFTER LONG FAST TRAIN BETWEEN MONTREAL AMD .OTTAWA AND IS KNOWN .TO EVERY RAILROAD MAN Ottawa, March forty-two fast trains for 29 years. The one en- years a locomotive engineer, and for six years previous to that long time a locomotive- fireman, Mr. Christopher Henry, of 233' Nicholas street last week resigned his position as en- gineer on one of the fast trains of the C. P. R. running between Mont- real and Ottawa, to live a retired life. "I am the second "oldest engineer in said Mr. Henry. 1 was never in an not received an iniurv. have saved two Tim gineer in Canada who has seen marts- service than he has is Joseph Ger- vals, running on the Grand Trunk east from Montreal. It ia understood that he is contemplating leaving the road in a short time. "When I first went on the road, there were the little engines of about 40 tons, with the great square smoke- he said. "It was on the run between iod to which I have said Mr. Fielding, "proved somewhat more favorable than the anticipation which 1 ventured to put to the House in the budget speech of the previous November. I had estimated a rev- enue .of but this actual revenue for the nine 'months was an excess over the estimate' of I estimated an expen- diture chargeable to consolidated fund of The expenditure prov- ed to be which'.'was less than' iBe estimate to 'the extent of I estimated a surplus of but the actual surplus for the nine months was That is, ..the surplus for the nine months, out of the witnesses'.that the force j was Jarger than- the surplus for any used was .unnecessary and the evi- dence, on this point was conflicting. tution in purely academic-work. He tion here today passed a resolution says: "While as a rule those who in favor of dismissing all who held come to us have good reasoning abil- office in New Brunswick under ap- ity and possess adequate scholarship, still their power of expressing the thoughts that are in their minds is j not so commendable. Work, notably defective in composition, spelling and writing is by no means uncom- mon. This would seem to point to the conclusion that in many oi our public and high schools the teaching of these essential branches is not off pointment of the lately defeated gov- ernment. INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Ottawa, March private bills committee of the Commons today favorably reported the bill for incor- poration of the institute of architects of Canada with several amendments The majority of Alberta schools are the whole year, but owing to the iact thai many schools have recently erected and that it is difficult secure teachers, the general at- I tendance is reduced. The average aor a systematic and thorough nature. Principal Bryan further states that) there is a manifest weakness in the students, to give oral expression to what read and suggests an ex- of which one prevents the institute becoming a close corporation. A SERIOUS OFFENCE Toronto, March Baun- ders, 21 years of age, electrician, is animation in oral reading .for teach- j 0 L-n-nriaT- QT-roct TmTl-i ers certificates. Extend the under arrest -charged wt secun i operation upon Jessie Elton Gould, a i waitress, 20 years of age. by Toronto and cities is 202.41 days, The advisability of extending the j doctors. The girl died at. the hospital ,-a.nd in the rural schools days, formal School term is discussed in and the body was taken to her home Receipts of Schools The receipts of 60G school districts complete returns were the report. The length of the present j in an 0u.Urio towilf The doctor l is ali-ccl to have signed a ago when the educational system of j certificate giving cause -of death as oTa-ancm (the territories wa3 in its infancy i peritonitis. The body will be ex- fjreeemd, amounted to amid conditions different from! .11 rtirnv KW; i _ an increase of over l- "Thc revenue was derived from the thosethat prevail today More tfme A WOLF HUNT ioDowing sources: taxes j- temporary loans The expenditure for these dis-1 trietfi amounted to leav- ing cash balance in the hands of athe local treasurers of The assets of the school districts SI. 'deb- t r-sJ3nd trainin? is recluired for teachers; Belleville, Ont., March wolf a e .or e en ures in schools where manual training, j hunt will take place in North Has- referred to above amounted in 1906 At> or an advance of iT73 over 1905. The aggregate value school buildings and grounds is work, drawing and music are re-! tings on March 30 and will continue j ceiving and demanding increasing at- j for a week under the auspices of tention After the completion of the! the Ontario fish and game associa- Normaln. School building and organ-! tion. ization of a model school department': _______________ it is proposed to conduct two sessions! FIRE IN THEIR BED of the Nrmal Schol at once. Oneses-j St. John, X. B.. March sion, a sliort ono, may have as its i was burned to death and aim the preparation of teachers for j Margaret Hayes is dying as the re- rural school work and the other, ti suit of a tire which destroyed the bed A IonS one-- the preparation of teachers on which both were sleeping in a at furniture ana for work in town and cit> ,chools. on Sheffidd street and school hbrar- Tj-j6 third part of thc roport contains __ _ The total arrears of tax- a munber of appendices, containing; LITTLE BUILDING IN TORONTO the program of studies, the regula- 'Toronto, Ont., March The cen- at the elost' of 1906 was total liabilities of school districts ai'4htf of 1906 was of on Wednesday, and organized for the season. The following officers were elected: Dr. Steeves; manager, C. J.; Braren; vice presi- dent, C. E. Tillotson.; executive com- mittee, Messrs Van Horn, Sec. A. .Wy- lie, Tillotson, J. E. Moffat, the man- ager and the captain... The election of a captain was, left to the players. A diamond will probably be formed on the Turf Grounds. O. J. Berg was Saturday appointed manager of the Prairie Farmers Co. telephone lines. Through the; kindness of a lady friend of the ..Bey. A., A. Cramp, St. Aidans English church is now in pos- session of a fine clear-toned bell. It is reported that Wm. Moff at Sons are to open up a new lumber yard soon which will make three in town. In the last Claresholm notes it was stated that A. Wylie had resigned the Review editorship. ...It should have read "resumed." fiscal year since confederation." Proceeding, Mr. Fielding remarked thaJt the revenue during the nine months proved very buoyant, show- ing a large prospect of increase of that of 1905-06. Mr. Fielding then quoted the statement'. of the Post- office revenue and expenditures from 1896 to' 1907, showing that in the former year there had been a deficit of as contrasted with a sur- plus of nearly this year. It was to be remembered, he said, that this great change was co-inci- dent with a very material reduction in the postal rates of the country. Turning to another branch of the revenue arid expenditures, Mr. Field- ing drew attention to the fact that for the months, the I. C. R. a. revenue of while expenses were showing an excess of revenue over the working expenses of The minister of finance then ..-gave the- following summary of revenue and ex- penditure of all kinds and the net debt statement for a period of nine lives, and never has the engine I was on killed a. man except one who many years ago was working on the track, and for reasons never kaowri stepped in front .of my locomotive. 3 never reorted a man in my life and I was fortunate in always having the very best firemen. All the know-this kind- hearted engineer. During nearly the last half" century wrecks have hap- pened under all kinds of conditions, from all causes, but Mr. Henry has- escaped without being in cue. He hears not a scratch or scar receivec .from an .engine. He is now sixty-five years old. When a boy'of fifteen, just fifty years ago, in Montreal, he entered the Grand Trunk shops as a cleaner on engines. From then until now he has worked on them, and the loco-" motive as the. veteran cavalryman 'does his horse, and the weather-heat- en sailor his ship. He worked two years in the shops, and then went out as iireman on the Grand Trunk. After six years at this he became an engineer. He continu- ed as engineer on this line until thirty-two years ago, when he went to work government line between Montreal and Quebec. It was while on this line that he saved the lite of a three-year-old boy. "This little said the en- gineer, "lived with his parents in a house near the track. I used to notice him playing about in the yards. This day as I was coming down the track I saw some 'distance ahead a white speck. It Was a'bout opposite the house, but it was so far away that I could not tell what it was. I -was not going to take any chance., so shut off the steam and applied the brakes. GRASSY LAKE NEWS .Grassy Harch. may be a surprise to the neighboring towns to know that the business men of Grassy Lake have, organized a Board of Trade. Considering the jable to consolidated fund j capital expenditure, national trahs- j continental railway, rail- ways, canals public works, Dominion lands militia. to- tal Special expenditure, railway subsi- dies, 'bounties, size of the town this is an evidence total Total expenditure, of the enterprising spirit of its citi- zens. re is the. intention of the Board! Total revenue. Excess to "boost" the town this season. In- deed of late the town has experienc- of total revenue ever total expendi- tures, Added to sinking eel an activity that portends a pros- j fund, Decrease of net r j debt, Board of Trade j Mr. FieJdinjr then announced that perous season. The officers of th are: President, II. A. Driggs. it was the intention of the govern- ment to make some important chang- They were hot the quick acting brakes we have now, and ii Luuk a iutig vrayn to stop. As the train pulled up I saw it was the child. I reversed the en- but still the train moved towards the tiny object, and only six or eight feet away. The little boy was happily playing in the sand and did :not notice the engine until it was nearly stop- ped." Some years ago he saw a man lying on the track at St. Phillip's, and got the engine stopped about fifteen feet from where the fellow was lying. He was so drunk that he could riot get off the track and would have been killed had it not been for Mr. watchfulness. Thirty-one year ago he went into the C. P. E. and has been on that line Montreal and We had open tenders on which about two cords of .wood, two feet -long, could be piled. At about every sec- ond station we had a wood pile, so that as we run short we would load up again at any of these stations. It took several minutes to do this, but. the passengers had to wait because we couldn't go on until we had fuel. I got a month as fireman in those, days, and when I became engineer it vas increased to The were then by the month and not ac- cording to the number of miles. ,Now the firemen make from to a month and-the engineers I guess I could save nearly as much, however, at the a month. We used to leave our orders" 1or but--' ter and potatoes for our homes at the country villages along the' line. in those days. We would leave-the order in the morning and on the re- turn trip the storekeeper would 'have the provisions ready at the" and we would pack it away in the cab, and move on. We -could get those provisions muchTcheaper in the- country than in the city. "The little 40 ton engines of the oik days could not haul at the 'utmost more "than 20 -freight he continued, smiling, "we haul them by the mile. I remember in those days of making 40 miles an hour Vice- President, -Mrs. Ncedham. i es in the excise laws, which, since. He worked for s Sec.-Treas.. P. ever, are not intended to affect the Executive: Wm. Salvage, P. Carru-j revenue. "We he said "to readjust the taxation on tobacco. thers, D. Olson, Mr. Wagner, John Ell and J. Llewellyn. Twenty members jc-inedj at the or- ganization meeting. The new drug store under the management of G. There is a well known expression, 'readjustment without increase.' This I think, entirely a case of that kind. At all events we do not aim to' in- Kaunsell is now opened for business. crease, it; we do aim so to readjust Thc Grassy Lake Furniture and Hard the tobacco duties as to meet the -.vare Company are busy putting in f new conditions which have arisen, their stock of goods this week. but without adding to the burden of Hr. Wagner is now able to supply anyone with plenty of good things taxation. The object of the change be to establish a uniform rate years on the North Shore line from Montreal to Quebec. He had charge of the first engine that hauled Toronto and Winnipeg trains coupled Carleton Place. from Montreal For ..the past to ten ten years he has been on the Ottawa- Montreal run. He has been handling over a fine stretch of road bed, and it was the talk of the trainmen for several weeks. I have frequently knocked off 74 miles an hour in the short line -recently, and" no one ;hought anything of it." "I was on No. 23 engine for a long he said "and I nev- er had an accident on VThere was not 5o much anxiety, about being on time the e'arly he went on. "If we were within, K? of -ww _ thought. were doing well in fine weather. Those light engines used, to have lots of trouble in the snow drifts. I was blockaded for" four days and: four nights in one snow storm al Martin Junction. used to have the hand brakes, and had to shut off steam a mile from the station. Now we work the engine to 300 yards of the station and stop her where we like." "He told of the old fashioned coaches which only held about 25 pasengers, about the time when there were no sleepers at alj on the line, and other interest-ing fact? of the early days of transportation in Canada." Mr. Henry has hauled all kinds of trains from the special of the Duke- of Connaught to the heavy freight. Mr. Henry is one of the oldest mem-, hers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in Canada, and thinksr this order has dbne much to better the conditions of the members by bringing them together and by keen- ing them from drinking. HAND CAR STRUCK BY PASSEN- GER TRAIN NEAR TWEED, ONT. at his new short order restaurant- S license for tobacco manufacturers, J. Hcmslcy brought in three wolf and 100 covotc skins last week. instead of the varying rates which now exist. The second object will be will net. Mr. Hcrnsloy for boun- j carry a larger part of the burden >f taxation on the raw leaf as it introduced into the manufacture of The new hotel is rapidly nearly! tobacco and the third purpose is to completion. The managers expect it i establish a uniform stamp. ty and hides in the neighborhood of tions of the Departament. the author- i L which was unmatured deben-1 eximinitinn R 'litres. The excess of assets over ha- infnr i uuu.i iiuuiii books was New School Buildings During 1906 a wonderful activity in use in our schools.; tractor- 's and a of-buiklin. information indispensable to bright. u.s of architects, engineers and con- show that the outlook for trades tin's year is not Little work is going on, or j those who would become informed on ,.Vcn definitely plaum-d fit prusont. j thc .status of education in this pro- i ______________ WORK IN B. C. Ta Be Commenced Immediately on the G. T. P. Vancouver, B. C-, March The government received a from Mr. Waimvright on Monday tast, stating that, arrange- are being made to complete preliininarios for commencement, of construction work on the G. T. P. Tllr. Stewart, a member of the firm -.r Bros. Larson, which has contract for first section from the coast eastward, left. Chicago for the coa-sl. yesterday to commence op- erations. BIG MASONIC AFFAIR Institution of New Masonic Takes Place Tonight The new Masonic Lodge, Ijcth- bridgc II. P., is to be instituted to- night, iitict t.ho affair bids fair to DUEL IN RUSSIA St. Petersburg, March fatally wouml- fd by General Fock.Mii ;i duel here this morning. The duel was inspired by nu nsporsion on Gen. Fock's cour- age ;it the siege of Port, Arthur. CRUEL TO OLD MAN Montreal. March La Croix. 70 years of age, living nt La mark an epoch in Uie history of boftn fatally injured as the ronry in Lcthbridgc. The" regalia sir-1roaul1 of a quarrel with La Croix. rived this morning so that the. bre- He Bailed by a neighbor on thren. can appear, in full dross. Fif-jwhom ho He could do to protect himself as he was foohlx MJc f) commit teen Masons are coming from Tabcr and a hunch from Macieoci and other points to share the, good time. very over him and it has eaten through his flesh to the bone from his waist CANON WADE STRICKEN Hamilton, Ont., March rector of the Church of the'As- tomsiOB, was stricken with paralysis of it.hr throat at Gibraltar on his way to i'hc Pain can quickly stopped. A 25 cent box of Dr. Snoop's Headache Tablets will kill any pain, everywhere j in 20 minutes Besiides they Are thoroughly safe. Painful periods with women, neurmlfia, etc., quickly cease ff.fr ttblot. At AM Dealers down. There i of his recoverv. absolutely no hope, A CARDINAL DEAD March rage'died in this city today of in- flamation of the kidneys. H Canada Alex. Fleming, John Ander- 1 flap a agn xvore s'tm unemployed _sonr James Wood j AH the Salvation Army wanted to know, he said, whether the man. had five pound, ten shillings. If he had it made no difference whether he j was a laborer or not they would send Jt Above the Stars and Stripes him to Canada. Whitney promised HOISTED IRISH FLAG FREE BEER THE DRAWING CARD London, March Rev. Char-_ les Hutchinson, rector of Sayno. near! Bra in tree, Kssex. has arranged a1 elects to retain the chancellorship of th on the understanding that the cburch is to bo removed oa four week's notice given any time.