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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta s >e IFe Lethbridge DaUy Herald VOL. n. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1909. NO. 133. PAT EGAN HAD A LIVELY SCRAP Indian, With Booze Fought Vainly For Freedom Sergt-Dctcctivc Pat Egan, ol the K.N.W.M.P., a lively scrap that developed intc a finish last night. As he UJas going up Round street past the Eureka Theatre he noticed an Indian known as Philip CITY INSERTS THE FAIR WAGE CLAUSE Long Discussion In Council About Matter Contracts For Cement Walks Awarded BUY LOTS FOR NEW FIRE The City Council last night made two that the totals very The very important decisions while set- tling one. matter. The Council was about to open the tenders on the con- tract for the cement walks to be built this year when Mayor Henderson arose from his seat and said he had a few remarks to make before- having tin? tenders opened. He then spoke of the insertion of a fair wage clause in the citv contracts. The. clause was Hoof going up street with another j inserted last year but it amounted to Indian who has been serving the po- j nothing and the contractors had lice as sc-otft. Thinking there was j brought men in for a day. The something up the detective followed Trades and Labor Council had taken and saw a I in Hoof's pocket. then to undertake the arrest of the redskin. Now, be it said that Hoof i _ I it up with them a crreat many tunes It was his duty; and he wanted to avoid that trouble latter company on motion of King and Oliver got the con- i to know what we are going to do be- Forest City Paving and Obstruc- tion Co.'s tender totalled up to 414 and Batchellor, Marshall Skar- in to S a difference of only The Aid. tract. Aid. Hatch wanted to know the cost per square yard. Engineer Arnold figured it out at 95c without cement or with the cement. Last year it cost a" square yard. This in- cludes the grading for the walks which means about 11 cents a square yard., reducing the cost of the walks to a square yard. The crossings cost a square yard this year as against ?2.52 1st year. Aid. Hutton inquired? about some ought repair.; to be made and the engineer fore we award anv. contracts. "I think 'is what is known as a bad Indian. vears asro he was convicted of j 3 cart, i n 1S onlv ncht, said the mayor, "to and sentenced to -L -n ,T i insert a fair wace clause which will years in the penitentiary He served I two of them and a year ago was out on a ticket of leave. Lately he i had been working at the sugar fac ton- at Raymond -and was hard as nails and in good shape, both by j reason of his natural strength., cob- ditioh. temper and. a "fighting to put up a .big scrap. j t I adopt the Lethbridge union scale of wages. Every contractor in the city _ pays the. union scale and T will riot be the one to start in cutting wages." Aid. Oliver thought it would mean j calling for new tenders but the May- j or said that there were only two ten- ders and both men were present so 1 tlr-it rliev could easily be amended. explained that these were already or- dered. Mr. Marshall for his company inserted in his tender the clause, agree- ing to pay a minimum wage of 27 1-2 cents an hour. Ak] prep.lred a molion for the Council to When Egan made him aware he was under arrest he made no move Council to into a committee to de- to light out. However, on Bompas termine-what the fair is street, opposite Jas. Ashcroit's, a defing AM KJng -n 5upport, few words in Indian between thjj uiotioa though it was up to and the scout were followed a j dty tQ ppp fajr Wflce is bolt, but Egan was too-q-uick. Egan j moikm had a coat sleeve hold on him, un-j fortunately not having handcuffs, j and Hoof slipped out of his coat. The scrap was on. Hoof made a Pass at Egan with his right foot. Egan dodged and j came back with his left below the still holding his wrist.with the coat sleeve. Hoof clinched and they both went on top. The Property To Be Ac- quired In the North Ward ALD. BOWMAN GAVE ALDERMEN A FRIGHT When He Told Them They Were Liable To Imprisonment For Using Trust Money AID. KING IS READY TO RESIGN Aid. Bowman threw a good-sized get an abstract title the bomb into the Council meeting: last night when he told the aldermen that __________ as u City Council they had been com- mining a penitentiary offence and There was an abundance- of excito- j were personally liable for thousands merit at the regular meeting of the dollars oi city money expended this city council last night. The Mayor and all the aldermen, except Aid. Adams were present. Mr. Murphy, the agent of one of the unsuccessful tenderers on power plant put up. some of the excitement. Aid. King a turn at City Engineer Arnold and made tilings lively for a moment and Chief Kroning and F. Brown put on a stunt that' provided the star per- formance. After thfse matters were over and several of the actors had made their exits the council got down to business. Another Horse Case A Mr. Fleet appeared before the Council to urge his request in a let- ter that he be reimbursed for the loss scout did not fulfil referee by separating his duties them, so mittee, City Engineer ed serted that the contractors last year did pay a fair wage and that their men were satisfied. A man with a st-ady job will take less than a trans- ient laborer and the union scale is based on the basis of transient em- ployment. The contractors paid 22 1-2 Senate Will Drop It Until Next Session Ot Parl- iament Ottawa, Ont., May 1' ance bill passed after some criticism of the clause which imposes a tax of fifteen per cent, on policies written by unlicensed foreign, fire insurance of a horse that fell into a hole near the' pumping station last Wednesday. The Council promised consideration and referred it to the chief of police for a report at the next meeting. A. D. Hallett wrote council about a new fire bell for the fire hall and one for the new school. He sug- j gested that the present fire bell be used on the school and the council i buy a new fire bell. He would quote ir prices in a few days when he arrived in Lethbridge. Referred to Fire and Light Committee. The Provincial Fireman's Associa- tion asked the city, for a donation to- ward a fund to buy trophies for their annual This was also insur- referred to the Fije and Ligilt Com- mittee. Accounts Passed Accounts, totalling were companies. Mr. Fielding refused to accept the tae! cents an hour but their men made amendment proposed 'by' Major Cur- jmore in a month than the city la-jrie ol- Simcoe, that the tax should scrap went on in the mud and snow. I borers who got 2o cents but whose jbe to five cent, to start Words came laster than Diows. A _, _ _ _ unipn scale would-be asking the J. U 1I1C11 j u-i fi-ot tractors to pay top wages for steady Meanwhile the first i _ TiilA employment. It would make little Words came faster than lady came to the door of the house opposite and cried out in -alarm, "You'll kill him." Pat told her to tell the police it was Egan, and so she telephoned, "Two men are Egan." round ended by both parties getting up. The second started with the refusal of Hoof to go with Egan 'and by his i making another swipe his left J foot. Egan ducked and made a pass with his left hand. Hoof blocked and landed on Egan's chin but got a solid right on the jaw in return. Hoof clinched but Egan got a actly according to specifications and the- prices were lower on former and on the latter, and yet their tender was not accepted- He had tried several times to get some explanation from Cecil B- Smith. the consulting engineer, but had not been able to get ex- planation -whatever. He wanted a chance to Winnipeg, May reports as to the earthquake which occurred in the west Saturday night, confirm the impression that the disturbance was confined to the southern portion of the prairie, country. felt at Vancouver, nor anywhere on the Pacific coast. Cal- gary was the furthest westerly point at which there was any tremor, and even there it was just barely percep- tible. At the eastern end the trou- ble did not spread beyond Winnipeg. No place between here and Port Arthur noticea anything and the re- port from Port Arthur is that noth- ing happened there. Calgary and Winnipeg may, therefore, be taken as respectively the western and eastern ends of the. earthquake. Southerly, it extended into Montana and north- erly to Prince Albert, but at both of these extremities, 'the shock was slight. Moose .Taw and .Regina were the centre of the trouble. No dam- age was done anywhere, A second slight shock evidently oc- curred through some parts of. the country early Sunday morning. This shock was felt' in Montana- and was recorded on the seismograph at To- bank ronto, but does not seem to -have af- fected the region which Saturday night. trust money voted for a specific pur- pose. By using this money -for cur- rent expenditure they were commit- ting a penitentiary offence and personally liable for the money ex pended if anyone should care to secute. The city has no overdraft though it has in the bank. Secretary-Treasurer Robinson ex- plained how it had be'en done. All the debenture money received from the sale of debentures had been ed into one trust fund and instead of arranging an overdraft at the bank and paying seven per cent, interest on it, he had issued trust cheques on this trust account. He admitted that it was not legal. Mayor Henderson thought that if they arranged for a line of credit -at the bank then they could use the the local o into the matter with engineers. Mr. Murphy .f x AW. King did not think the re- _! ports had been adopted. He had never voted to adopt them and went on to express his dissatisfaction with the service given by Mr. Smith. They were being bamboozled and would be money ahead if they lired Smith. Secretary Robinson looked up the minutes to show that Smith's re- ports were adopted on April 24, Aid. King being .present. That clos- ed that matter. Murphy rhen wanted to know if C. B. Smith was to have the en- tire decision in the awarding of the contracts for the new pumps. Mr, Arnold said the consulting en- gineers were very close atten- trust funds with that guarantee. But tion to Mr. Reid's wishes with re- was the city's duty to dictate to the.jwas if not more so. Mr. Aid. Hatch wanted to know what contractors as to what wages they iajd down the doctrine to-j-was the matter with giving them the shall pay. It is a matter between the-jnight_ g.ivjng. gir Wilfrid Eaurier and j coal from thc city mine. They could the contractors. Wm. Mulock'. as his authorities. not sell it. It was decided to tell j and Hatch thati could not be done.. The city would i have to arrange an ovedrait and pay seven per cent, on it even though they had in the bank drawing only three per cent. Aid. King wanted to know how much been spent that way. The secretary-treasurer stated that there was in the bank well de- bentures; S32..000 Gait Hospital, and power plant. Some of the latter had been used for the speci- fic purpose. That left between and 000 to be accounted for by expenditure in current account. Aid. Hatch thought- they might ar- range, with the bank to give them an overdraft for the same amount as the trust funds and at the same rate of interest. Aid. Bowman thought that perhaps the bank might guar- antee the trust funds and let the city use its own money. The finance committee will ar- range the matter some, way with the Used a Razor For Operation Winnipeg, May of the most marvellous storkrs of a delicate surgical operat.ioa -of unskilled per- sons cuinvs from St. Laurent, aj French village, 50 miles north of here. A woman named Mrs. wife of a resident in the district, was shall and Skarin, one being confined. when suddenly sho j and who got the contract last year expired. Oliver expressed similar sentiments. jthat a ?overnraent Officjal could be King pointed out that the con-; summarily dismissed without .investi- Tractors were practically spending :g-ation on the complaint of a TJiberal, i public money. Aid. Hatch thought monibor- that the said, official had it was inconsistent lor the City an offensive part in the cam- pay the scale for it? work by the :paiffn the government, in the day and to give contracts to others of thc which to jjay'less wages. Aid. Bowman forth thc declaration. "Mr. thought a fair wage clause would be i Sjfton was thc complainant and the ultra vires. Aid. Hutton there must have been something icd jnstantcr." wrong last year or there would nvt have been so many kicks. R. C. Marsh-all, of Batchellor, Mar- of th postmaster had had his head remov- T 1 O Sue Mr. Fortune There was no doctor pres- ent, but some of the neighbors de- tecting life in thc child, proceeded immediately to perform what is known as the ''Caesarian" operation stated that last year they had. paid 22 1-2 cents., the city paid 25c and the j scale was 27 1-2. They were willing; to pay a minimum wage of 25c. The j To the Editor of Thc Herald fair clause is legal but the sir attention has the Board that the coal is there and that they CUM go and help themselves. Secretary J. W. McNicol of the Board of Trad'.- presented a statement of expenditures showing that the en- tertaining of the Winnipeg cost. and asking for of tho grant. This was given with the sug- MEREDITH, THT NOVELIST, DEAD London, May Meredith, the English novelist, died at 3.55 this (Tuesday) "morning, j Tlw immediate cause was .heart He had been ill sfnce May 14th., and had steadily declined. Aid. Hatch thought that before the next meeting each committee make an estimate of the money it wanted to spend 011 capital account and prepare to have the by-laws sub-1 gard to the pumps. Aid. King .here read -a clipping from the Le'thbridge Herald, which stated that Engineer Arnold had been an applicant for' the opsition of consulting engineer for the installa-; tion of a plant for Clareshqlm. He-- wanted an explanation. Mr. Arnold replied that if hei chose to act as consulting engineer during.'.- his spare going to do so. Aid. King did not think the en- gineer had any right to give his time to outside work. He was paid to -devote his whole timeVto the-city work. 9 Aid. Hatch "I think it is a com- pliment to the city -tothave other places want him to consult." The mayor thought that it was a good thing to-help a fellow out. CJaresholm wanted you to give them, advice as a councillor, wouldn't you go. for a week, Aid. King. ?'f he ask- ed. Mr.i Arnold said that he' expected from AW. King as he ts acon would do anything he could to in- jure him. Tt was a matter of per- sonal spitef Aid. King said there was no spite mitted. There would be one for the j in it at all. Tic was prepared to re- fire department and one for the parks sign an-d challenge atiy man to- run committee anyway. Aid. Bowman" against him on the question of the anrnocl that they should get together, conduct of the officials, whom he their programme and stay wished -to understand that they were with it. Submit all the by-laws at once and make a job of it. public, servants. WANT TO BUY CHURCH LAND Montreal, Que., May was j stated today that Siegol Cooper, "tile j famous American departmontsil firm i WHERE IS WYNN7. A man naniod Wynn. once nriotor of the Palace Livery, pro- j and! pe.ti.nthH. in th expenditure, the had made- an offer of to the by use of an" ordinary razor, and de- I minimum wage is logal. The to a slnndcrous an-d Tmtmth- ifvcred the child alive. This opera.-i tractors could pay any Wage if a mm-j ful statement in yesterdny's issue of export of surgical performances. Want To Break tion is regarded as one of the most j imum wage was in the spu-jyour paper purporting to have been i cifications.. imvdc by tho Hev. W. G. W. Fortune i S.A.Hole of the'Forest City Paving namely, "you are to have a seventh ConstMidion Co., the other bidder lie said, "and I. -am very sorry expressed similar views. It up to know that the license has been to the city to suy what shall be nmd '.rj-antod to n man who was refused a nnd they could arm-id their lender.-; ]iccn.v at. WltU. IVlinCrSl to the conditions. He preferred AIlfnv io say. sir. that T nev-r h.-ivinc the city -endneer as a a nt and I party estimate the sum to be added ,nv solicitor to Mav pro-it- the original Halifax. N. S., vincial Working-men's Association of- ficials say they have, received appli- cations from xvestcm minors asking thorn to take them into the P. W. A. they being dissatisfied with the as- sessment regulations of the U. M. W. A., and favoring union with thc P. W. A. ratheP than the Western Fed- eration. On motion Aid. Hatch, tho union tako actiongainst Mr. Fortune money be distributt-l as much as sible. Tlifir letter regarding the Gnlt Street crossing will be iviVrrfd to the C. P. K. with their endorsaiion. Chief Gillespie was authorized to pet price? on uniforms and- get them as required. Fix Macleod Road The Macleod Roa'i came up for dis- and as a result Aid. Oliver, chairman of the and Property committee instructed to have th Church for land j which Canada's largest Pr tos.t- who sold out to the present propnc- j tors, is wanted and wanted badly, back to thc city a Steel Arrives For New Tipple ant Church few days ago, dead broke, he under- took to raise money by issuing Some of the steel for the big steel tipple for thc A. R- T. No. 6 shaft Much Exempt Property Here The lota! value of thc property in part, of it in the city attended to the city of Lethbridgo. according: to Mavor that Mr. Bu-Jtho of Assessor Currie, is ?7.- thi local member, had sro provincial part of libel. th meantime T nsk the wago wns as n niin-j OI- lhft Daily Ucr- imum wnge, thu? giving laborers -27 1-2 cents an hour. The tenders wore given back to the tenderers who took u amend them. They 'turned to the Council and considered. Tho engineer figured it up and found lew "'j Reverend wore then re-1 aid to suspend iiuigirVnt until a, court of competent jurisdiction has decided as to the voracity of tho g-en'clernarfS attack upon Yours truly, K. chawm. mon on road. Buy Fire Hall Site Mnyor Henderson reported thai. In: had an offer of four lots on Westmin- ster Road in-ar the, elevator from the A. R. iV F. Co. Jor ouch. They were vry suitable for M fire holl North Ward. IT decided to nc- cent the ofi'.-r and buy the lot- sub- ject to the approval of the people. The arid accompanying bylaw I cheques and getting them cashed. He i has arrived and the foreman of the i was quite successful as a number of i gang is here to attend to the erect-, 'people accommodated him. ing. The tipple will be the most up- dav he wa.s i to-date ami wii] be of steel. js being jjniilt by the Wisconsin TAFT NAMES AMBASSADORS !.Bridge and Iron Company, of North Washington. D. C., May j Milwaukee. Several cars of steel for United States Senate today confirm-! the cradle box car loader at No. ed the nominations as follows: J6 shaft have arrived. Thc steel for Osc.-vu S. Strauss. tary of commerce and labor, to be ambassador to Turkey. Wm. i.. noi'fchill. of tho District of formerly secrc-ithis from Ottumwa. This includes the regular I niinistcr to China, assessment of 0-2, extra U) nnilYnssador to Russia, school as-s'e.s.siiient of and Charles Denln of Indianapolis, to the amount of property exempt from consul -on-ral a: Vienna. P. Wilder. Wisconsin. at for eit.hor municipal or, and A. o) to Tlong Kong. On a Drunk or i school purposes, which is ;xv- llKin Tho exemption valuation, the asses-j attention of the council1 RED LIGHT LADIES to the fact, is forty and a half per Th. .is Corporal Ashe. of the }I. i'., was on his rounds on SoXur- finy ho came across a bunch of drun- ken Indians having a great old time cent, of the asHesscii valuation, At Henderson's .Mr. Currie" the (i.C'ircs of the j for a for G. L, Vrooman assessment of North Ward, Tho to visit.'d llie T.ijnt twelve miles north of ii.-irict warned all-Mie Inndliidies tlo Bow. They had .Loth- rid srirls thai, under no and wcro on their Vav to the were they to appear on the city; mackfoot Keserve. Whiskey was m-eet on days other than Monday j as they'had six quart bot- were submitto.ii to the council. r.f t the city for March tal is or This total includes rCrt! and a half j Friday between the of two ftm, scvorni pjnt flasks with five in tlio nit-rnoon wit'noiit them. The oornoral rounded up the were mode andhhe city ____ submitted lo tin; clsairman of finance (property. S-100.8IO huiMings. SllT- lhflt an.v would mean trou-j j.t.thbridgo. leaving two squaws, h crty, blc- for those offondincr in future. hind who wore too drunk to move. for perusal. aivd personal property ibtainin.2 the chiefs permission and b'.mqh and brought eight of them to he- ;