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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOL. III. 10 BUY SUPPLIES FROM WHOLESALERS That Will Be the Policy Of the City Location Of New Standpipe Lights For Riverview (From Tuesday's Daily.) gested that all the city property be There was not very much, important branded as a preventive to those Cosiness done at the regular meeting who might steal. In the discussion ol the City Council last night. The of tho stores management, the pur- Mayor, Aid. Macbeth, Cunningham chasing agent explained that it had and Button were present. been necessary for him tc trust some The city engineer reported that he j of the heads of the departments to kad selected lots 1, 2 and 3, block 124 I order some supplies but that for the site of the new standpipe and j the new system was inaugurated he- jrecommended that the city treasurer j could attend to it. He said that he issue a voucher for the price of the same. His report vvss adopted. A man named Somerville wrote the offering his services to the city scavenger for a remuneration of 4150 a month. In his letter he vol- unteered some information to the Council, among other things that the was going to buy the supplies whole-. sale as the city could not afford to! pay r.tail prices for the large amount i of supplies required. J Anpther Refund j The managers of Knox church ask- i ed for a rebate of taxes on their pro- perty, the site for the new church j- AUI ui; w CHu.rC.Il eity is the most filthy that he has j being subjected to a superassessment a "K n I J but since, having been built upon. The clause allowing for euch refund had been rescinded this year and while the Council recognised the pe- culiar circumstances of thia case, they referred it to the solicitor for ad- vice. seen. The Council decided to file his valuable document and leave the question over until spring. At this juncture. Aid. Cunningham re- sailed the negotiations with Mr. E.J Cook on this proposition and it waa then decided not to do anything in the matter until they got Mr. Cook's later proposition; Taxed Too Much John Kenny asked the- Council to him a refund of taxes paid on lot 3, block 34. He said that he paid the taxes according to his notice and although he thought it was. rather high, made no complaint as he thought the surroundinjr property 1 paying at the same rate. He had the walk to be moved but were afraid found out, however, that the lota on Will Move Sidewalk The Rogers-Cunningham Lumber Co. notified the Council that the side- walk on Baroness Road wag on the lots which they purposed fencing in for a lumber yard. Aid. Cunning- ham thought that while the walk was being moved a four foot walk should be put down for the pf-ople of the North Ward. The aldermen either side were assessed at only while his was assessed at 500. He supposed that it was only a clerical error but he hqd paid the taxes for two years at that rate and asked for a refund for the two of the taxes on This it transpired could be done only by passing a by-law to this effect, so the city solicitor was asked to prepare tfec fcj-law. Winter Uniforms Chief Gillespie asked the Council to provide winter coats and caps for the police force. He did not advocate jetting fur coats as they wore too cumbersome but rather a military coat. He recommended a cloth cap fur ear-laps. Tenders will be called for suitable winter clothes for the police force. A Legal Point S. W. Tuckwell notified the Coun- cil of his intention to appeal to get on the TOters' list by paying an in- cosne iax. This raised a legal point that the secretary-treasurer asked to feare referred to the city solicitor as to -whether he could accept a man's taxes, an income tax on in preference to the poll tax of which jave the man no rote. The solicitor will report. About fifty are applying to par income tax rather than the poli tax. Want Lights The residents of Riverview peti to interfere with the walk to any greater extent remembering the ex- citement of last spring. Will Erect Scales at Ones The market master wanted a set of platform scales for the market and advised that those supplying produce to the city should be required to get a license so as to encourage them to bring their stuff to the market. The mayor thought that the big scales would be used to weigh The secretary reported that] the %n-ton steel scales had arrived I and the council ordered it to be put' in at ones. A heater will be provided for the office and the cottage on the premises fitted up for the linemen of the eloctric department who will sleep there where it will be easy to find them should anything go wrong with the service. A part of the mar- building is reserved as a supply Ji for thfi electric department. Aid. Hutton suggested that farmers be to use the market yard as a place to unhitch and instead f using the vacant lots around town tkey were doing now. Rates Did Not the report of the Fire, Water tioned for lights on the section of the city west of Round St. and south of Courtland St. where now there are none Supt. Eeid reported on this matter that the material was ready but that it was impossible to get the work done before December first The lights will be put in as soon as possible. Fire Chief Fowler made a report of his trip to the firemen's conven- tion in Victoria, E. and made several recommendations as a result of his observations. The report was referred to the Fire and Light Com- mittee. Stores Organized Aid. Cunningham reported that he with Auditor Henderson and the sec- retary-treasurer had prepared a sys- tem for keeping the account of the stores departments. There was some discussion over the system but it was finally adopted. Aid. Hutton eug- Light Committee came up for tfismuMion, Aid. Cunningham, the cb'tinnan of the committee, objected the clause regarding the fixing of tfce light and power rates at 14 and 10 cents respectively. He wanted to until the state of the system had been found out so that they could come to some conclusion as to the pro- per rate to charge. The mayor up- held this contention, saying that it would be better to leave the' the way they are at present until th Council found out where they were at ing money, they would have to raia the rates, if not they could lowe them. He expected that the rate would be lowered very soon. Yet Another Refund T. S. Hiscocks, of Macleod, gave the city a strip of land thirty-three feet wide to make a street and as he iad paid the taxes 011 all the pro- perty, he asked the city to refund the amount he paid on the strip he hac given the city for nothing. This very reasonable request waa granted. (Continued on Buck IHE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE BEAD OFFICE. TOROTTO B. t. WALCtX, PrMudwt Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, Branches throughom Canada, and to the United States and England COUNTRY RIIQINPQ9 Ever? facijity afforded to farmers and MJURin 1 DUdintdd Qtkenfor the transaction of Mr tanking business. Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection. BANKING BY MAIL Accounts maybc -j unnnmu Dl IflMIL monjes deposited or withdrawn in thk way with equal facility. 115 Lethbridge Branch C G. K. Nourse, Manager LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, (90S. NUMBER St. THE MAN TO VOTE FOR W. C. SIMMONS, the Liberal Candidate for Medicine Hat Riding VOTE FOR W. C. SIMMONS An Advocate Railroad Competition A Lower Tariff The British Preference The Land for the Settler Advanced Labor Legislation Development of Canadian West POLLING MONDAY, OCT. 26 POLICE GET AN INCREASE IN SALARY Appointment a Police Magistrate Discussed (From Tuesday's Daily.) Tfie police, are to get their long-ex- pected increase in salaries. The con- stables are to get a racsth first year and a month the sec- ond year. Sergeants will get f90 month, and the chief a month. The constables lire to hand over to r the city the fees they get for arrests, serving summons and so forth. The mayor very forcibly ex- pressed himself as being against V graded salary for the constables as they did the same .work and lie thought they were paid too little and that they should get a month, Aid. Cunningham favored the graded salaries as men should be able give better service after a year's ex- perience. Aid. Hutton said that rthw schedule in the report was satisfac- tory to the men and he was opposed to paying any employee more than. he asked. In reply to the mayor's statement that the graded salaries caused jealousy among .the men, alderman stated, that it gave them, something- to work for. As Aid: Jtac beth also favored1 the report, it car- ried. The city solicitor recommended the appointment of a police magistrate. Phe difficulty of expense was men- tioned. The, whole time of a man Js not required and suggested that if. possible a member of the legal pro- ession could be secured-who could de- day ice court work. He thought that wrong principle. The aldermen did not know >est to do in order to get -a suitahte magistrate. The mayor suggested a ouple of names but there was sonic oubt as to the suitability of and the eligibility of the other. Finally the secretary-treasurer was istructed to get in line with possihin candidates for the position. FARM LAND A Big Snap All of Section 8-10- 24 for only per acre, with cash, balance to suit. This section now has a railroad gra- ded through it, and runs just to the river bank where the large Old Man River bridge is to be built. An ex- cellent site for a town. All A 1 wheat land and can be plowed with team plow. W. R. Dobbin 1 2 Soiitfiirt Noct JUTJL ;