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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOL i. LETHBrMDGE, ALIA., W E D M II S 6 A Y MAY f, 1108 NO. 124 AT MACLEOD C. P. R. Gets After People Who Had Been Taking Articles From Old Station HE IS WANTED IN CANADA The C.1MI. sprang a big surprise on a large numlwjr of Maclcod's most prominent farmersf and incidentally created a great sensation last Sat- urday night. For some time the C. P.R. old station has been rifled by people passing and helping themselves to everything in sight even to the planks' of the Uoor and boards even of the roof. The -company sent a. de- tective out through the country south and east of the town to find out where the stuff was. The result is that warrants were issued on Sat- urdav for the arrest of a large num- worth thirty or forty thousand dol- lars. They are not men to skip out for. fear of the consuluences even if guilty. The people are indignant also that the arrests should have been made so late on Saturday, it being half past five when they were brought implicated. Several havo IXHJII done on Monday as well, were arrested and brought to the j Jt is thought that several of the lliirrntks on Saturday night aruk were i accused can clour themselves. One forced to remain there over Sunday man has the receipt for fifty dollars until Monday before they were allow- he paid for the very building ho is od. to, .secure accused of stealing. Another was Citiwiis are expressing themselves arrested for stealing a discarded lin- quite forcibly over the action of the' ing bar and an old shovel that had company. Outside of the merits of been given his boy by the section the case, there seems to be no reason 1 foreman. Some of the men, however why warrants of arrest should have seem to have made a practice of help tnvn issued instead of mere summons- ing themselves as they went past the es to appear in court to answer the: old station. No sympathy is express 'charge. Every one of the accused is ed for the men who did so, as they an actual settler with interests in well off and have no occasion to the country, sonic of them being take what does not belong to them. SASKATCHEWAN PHONE POLICY The purpose of his visit is which J think, was its inspect the local telephone ex- duty to do, opened negotiations with change and locate the site for the.the Bell Co. for the purchase of its jail. Two hundred and forty acres plant and succeeded in acquiring it have been acquired for the jail andjl not. know nor does it concern Alberta -whether the minister will settle the particular J the goVfinment of connected with telephone wire the Hid of the season." the Ma.-k-od exchange, of which considerable comment has been made, we have at present 1'A'i telephones in service there. We have reduced the price on business phones part of the property upon which the .Manitoba had paid too much or not. -JO per cent, and the exchange is now i building will be erected. jl presume that government made the paying a substantial interest on the j Mr. Cashing was asked by the Her- i IK-SI deal it could in order to get the investment.-' WILL OPPOSE ELECTION ACT Government Not Going Into Business Extensively--Will Give Aid to Small Companies aid when work would be commenced Hell Company out of business. I upon the jaJl and court house here! recent statement, in the Winnipeg Tel 'and in reply lie said "Both .will he urposc of making money out of it. More than this, if the un- lertook at the piv.-'-iit time to proceed with the of rural lines, lie felt the demand upon them would so groat that they could not over- say to the criticisms offered to tin- price Alberta government l.ail paid for the lk'11 Co. system and local exchanges1, such as Maeleod the Pass systems. "In regard to the statements that have; appeared in the Conservative press of Manitoba and this province regarding the price that the two pro- vinces have paid for IVH Telephone Co. business, all 1 have to say is that the statements that been made are not according to fact. 1 do not know why this section of the press in the province should be so: government system is completed Persistent in its endeavors to province it will be found that capacity of an ul- tiniuU' capacity of -i.Si'K) phones. Mr. dishing does not intend giv- ing any figures oilier than the total cost of the !5ell plant, been announced, of the lure. In connection with the gov- ernment's purchase it must rcmom bored he points out, that a large amount 01 real estate and supplies wen.' also secured. to the rural; "Well, we have n lot planned former occasions, that ience will bo available population at lowest possible tnjs year am 'cost. I am satisfied jliiii. when the j not spend in my department idle moments. construction take the work within any reasonable jil thilt had o, The results will b> obtain-1 bi'Uor llcul Alberta. The facts favorably with any other sys- in Canada though we may had to pay a little more for whar time, ed bv ts.vill the pc-ople themse.lv.s taking! tiie matter up ami proceeding with the construction of their lines with such assistance HH the government had pro- vided to give them. Insofar as local were concerned, the gov- ernment looked upon them- as local and that they had no moro right to I their he declared. "The people of this province had j havf expressed a strong desire to secur.' j I their own telephone system and the j government took steps to carry out their xvishes. ment nor the Neither the govern people wanted a dual government owned system in the pro-i "What public buildings have you vince will I'e us'I have intimated on 'undertaken to construct this this conven- was fired at the minister. for will have hist, finished a court house at Cardslon and the buildings now un- der construction are. Parliament buildings at Kdmonlon. court house at AVeiaskrwin. normal" school at Calgary, which will be finished ih.Jn- arciuired from other com- laud t it le oliice at. Calgary, than ih-- actual cost of poles. I Then we will commence t uire and construction. hoiuv at Kdmonton. a pro- propose to build some inrial asylum at Ponoku, court miles of rural telephone lines this. house and jail at Lethbridge and a season as well ;is extending Jong boys' industrial school, the site of provide scrvkv for local districts ol telephones, and when it distance lim-H where ru'cpssury and ex- tban to furnish them with electric light and wat--r supply. They would, j however, them in every way possible by advising them as to preparation of their plans and giving them engineering and other help. The departnit-nt of railways, tele-; graphs and t'-lfphones would have j general control over the lines in the 1 province and would also have control which has not vet been located." and they could maintain and operate over the rate> to be charged. ORGANIZE THE LACROSSE LEAGUE FOR TABER OPEN COUNCIL WITH PRAYER Si. John, N." B., May his address after being sworn in this morning, Mayor Bul- lock advocated a number of rc- forms among them being that henceforth the meetings of the council should be opened with prayer by a clergyman, thus publicly acknowledging the Creator as the head of the State as well as the Church. FREIGHT RATES ON COAL C. P. R. Official Had a Meeting With Board of Trade As a r.-sult of an article from Taber in the Daily Herald. concerning fn-ight rates from Tabor on coal and other merchandise, J. Halsteacl, of Calgary, freight agent of the C. P. R. went to Tabor from Lethbridge to in- terview the Board of Trade. A hur- NARROW ESCAPE FOR THE LIBERALS __________ v" T London. May declin- ing popularity of the present TO COME BACK London. May declin- ing popularity of the present government was r-'-veal d by the result oi the bye-election in Wolverhampton today to re- day to replace Sir Henry Fow- ler, who was recently created Viscount of Wulverhampton and look liis seat in the House of Lords. The. Liberals retain- ed the in the Commons, but by a haiv majority of com- pared with 12.865 in 1906. Annual Meeting of the Al berta Amateur Association The town council has rnvr- gjne has bi-en installed that tin- wat'-r >ip bill to BIG GANG IS NOW AT WORK M. Jansr. of Janse Bros., went U> league, paid th- ir were left at On account of the rules an-1 Then thev vieoronslv obiected i unfairly handicaped in reaching other! as the necessary documents have been same train five cars of a erad-j being drawn up in such a j t ___ Th lo Parliament givinp up control of j centre.- and he promised to go fully electoral machinery to the provinces, i into the matter and meet the wishes Xow, when they thought a province-! of tho Board of Trade as far as ial Conservative government could manipulate things to their advantage they just as vigorously opposed a reasonable and necessary control of the lists by the Federal officers in certain districts. In a succint awnimary of the pecu- liar situation in Manitoba with ref> rronco to the provisions for a re- vision of the election lists, Mr. Ayles- worth pointed out that the confusion York 4. which had arisen in 1904 through an j taken out. It is said that this will ing outfit to Corry Bros.. take about two months. j nre goinp to work on the ditch at Cilciiry and the natural pre- BASEBALL RESULTS EASTERN LEAGUE At Jersey 6, Jersey City 0. At 5. Newark ,1. NATIONAL LEAGUE: At 7, Brooklyn 1. At Now 0, Now AMERICAN: BIG CROP THIS YEAR J. K. Wells, of the Wells Land and Cattle Co., of Davidson, is in! his. the city today. The company has a j Hne. the nn n large farm near Stirling and this year 1 were ablr t-> r> have put in a bip crop including 500lsary wt re allow overlapping of the Federal and Pro- At 2, PhiUdrl- vincial ridings and the difficulty of; phia 5. the rf turning officers in determining j At St. Loim 2; Detroit of winter wheat, 500 of spring left wheat, ,TOO of oats, and 100 of flax, i their wiv yenr the total acreage was acres. This summer they expect, to break up acres and next year hurry last jvar there wen fect.s in both and these part reninlied. The secretary was that the nigs were go- notic.- of several changes ing to work with his. outfit. Mr. nnd tlH's" uvro however. tho men aionp with several others. Tli- police'were ordered to! offir rs were: up and the four who] Patrons: Honor Lieutenant the Hulyea; the members of the d in while tho thl ikine rapidly, one hardline niv-Vit two vardrf a (irejit May I'iilrick I'-tt, alias Dan Kelly, wanted at Fer- ine, the Crtiiiidian povern- men! on a "f murder. wus arrested in this city y. -sterility After- noon hy I. Tolioce Pontei nml City -hiilor Otto lljr.rnstml in a in tin- Minneapolis House. u lii-re in- lutanlinjj. A reward if. offered for the capture of is tn lie a desperate char after. Mullen is with the killing Anijelo Orlando, nn Italian coal miner, in a dance hall at Miohell, B. C., September I. After ihe alleged murd'-r. he oscapctl to the 1 nit, d States and went to Sand {'on was employed in the mines for ahotit three moliths. A short Iv oame to I-'alis to have Ins eyes treated. Mullen showed considerable disposi- t'on to fight, bin. the otVicers con- vinced him. that it would be useless. and finally to accompany th'MU ihe station on that ihey would not handc.ulY him. This was to. 'he chief inform- to turn lison. Senate amMlouso of Commons, r.-p- another thousand, when trio whole furm will be practically under culti- vation. behind. Tho four hnd looked rather bett.-r n-si-nliiip Alut-Ha. Hon. President, Senator De Veb -r. _________ I President, Dr. Stanley. vice-president, R. Uiplt ing iiim that ihe first out-of-the-way move he ma'V- would result in iri- -tant Mnlleti hard l luosi-. ad- rim-v "It was only a -aid. "and if they take Jtio liark arro--- III.- line llvy Ai't.-r beinc locked up in jail silent and re- matter. ;he v cily -s nn. .I.M. will remodel his house in the North Ward to make, accom- modation for a grocery store in ad- dition lo ft dwelling house. eon. Second vice-president. J. Secretary-treasurer, B. F. L.'tlihri.lp'; mnud. V. K -..dy. Mr- Hat: H. Gili-hri-t. HipJi Riv- rmm.m informed wire oi ;er: McCoy. Nan Ion. 1 jv> rapture, and ovoninc: Chief McCutch- thy. M. P.. L. Darmrh, Calpary; a wire from t-Vrnio A. Huclianan. Lethbridgt-. Lethhridgi' at lh. meeting by Diek Robson. Moseley. W. Col- j Io the allogrrt mur ;