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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta tt 11 V tf V It TKe Uthbndge Daily Herald VOL II. COOK DID NOT REACH THE POLE. No Distance North WHIST CLUB FORMED Stew York, Sept. announce- ment of Commander Peary that he has discovered the North Pole rivets the -attention the entire world. Whatever question of priority may exist between the claims of Comman- der Peary and Dr. Cook, there-can be no doubt. that to the United Stat- es-belongs the unquestionable credit last renown of discovering the North Pole. The remarkable co-incidence of two L American of such: a coilasil achievement coming within five days after-centuries of fruitless endeavor constitutes on.Y of'the most remarkable, co-incidences in history.] The question of priority in the Pole now absorbs attention Mnj -d Eorope Ihat Quality Good Labor x, j GENERAL: CORBIN DEAD LETHBRIDQC. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER I, NO. 227. New York, Sapt. General Henry C. Corbin died at tbe Roosevelt hospital in this city at 3.30 o'clock this morning af- .ter an operation. General Corbin returned from Europe only a few days ago after taking treatment at Carlsbad. His condition was improved 'by this treatheht and he went to London in August, but suffered a relapse and went to Paris jor further consultation with physicians. CIH COUNCIL HADBUJY SESSION Dust Nuisance Wilf Be Attended To Wage Clause Plumbing Building The City Council bad a busy see-1 ages within a month he would begin sion last night being the first regular action to recover same. The letter meeting of the month. There was stated that O'Deli, was thrown from j tine business. leaving water and sewer pipe on tte In the absence of the Mayor, Aid. j street, so that the rig drove over it j and threw the'driver off- The mat-1 very little discussion and the alder-j a delivery rig and injured because of men got through a great deal of rou-, the negligence of the city officials in The Caledonian Society have taken form a whist club and if possible' to interest the members of other societies in the formation of a league.- A .committee has been -ap- pointed of which J. B.-Allen is the convener. Mr. Allen -would be pleas- ed to hear from any society who wish to consider the proposition. This should provide a series of en- joyable evenings throughout the win- ter. Bowman occupied the chair. Aid. King, Adams, Hutton and Hatch jter was referred to'the city solicitor were also present. W. C. Ives, representing the Leth- bridgo Woollen Mill Co., addressed the Council advising them of the af- fairs oC the woollen mill and remind- for report. Want Lane Paved The occupiers and ratepayers of Block 32, between Redpath and Buff- erin Streets on the east side of Round extent of-Round and discussion and paved Crabb before as after be graded the next rain and ing them of their guarantee of the j St. asked that the lane between company's bonds to the After a .little the matter was referred to the fin- j wet spell anco committee for immediate action, isnow storms it is. almost impassable. Referred to the engineer for actionV of the .7. Stuart. atr-ster re- ported collecting for fees 25 bu- sfK.ction department-have granted 84f shels of whea: per acre and rang- permits, made 96 inspections and ing from 30 to 40 bushels p-T acre, i read 619 metres. No winter wheat has been threshed j At the power house they Audit is 0, K. W. A. Henderson Co., submitted their account auditors, j for six j In their their Mr. will claim the .discovery to be, definitely assured from the fol- j has; Har-i 'lowing: "First: formal' announcement been wlegraphedV from. Indian bor, Labrador, t> all principal Amer-; leans Tttber. Sept. i-- _ j -ftjx'r. bept. Labor ._..... and. Geographical societies ct j velebration under the-management of all nations including Japan and Bra-; tbe ]od_ of r Av of A_ zil, Specially '.announoing that- proved a--grand Premiums North Pole was: discovered April 6th almost Wnid Of by the Peary Arctic Club expedition j and contested, under command Commander; The basebal] gunie, Taber vs .Grassy rnent. Peary. j proved an easy victory for the j home nine. In. the a dance ceived -'from St. Nlfcl., states! held in the opera houb- that Commander Peary claims that arKi was lately he' was the first man to reach the; furnished North Pole." i the day. the fair wage clause in air city work. ;They have reason to believe that the j J. W. Jackson and David Walker submitted tfceir account EDAM TADCD clause is not being enforced (appointed by the journeymen plumb- {months ending June 20. rUUlfl IflDER c the power-house contract. 'ers of the city asking that the 'letter they ..stated that j On motion of Aid. King in the fu- j council would appoint a representa- Thorpe had reported to them that ev- ________. jTUre the fair wage clause as per schr tivo to meet'them to the ad- vas- in good shape the dule submitted by the Trades and La- ivisability of mising bylaw 13 relat- office when he was here last, bor Council shall" be inserted in every j ing to plumbing and sanitation. The account was ordered paid and The request will be complied with auditor will- be requested to give and the plumbing inspectors will formal the council as requested to arrange a. meeting with] to the result of the audit' whenever he, same is made. Will .Expropriate Streets i Freeman. JHcIjcod and Graham sub- CORNERSTONE OF SCHOOL LAID i k.w. of electrical energy. The 'load is steAdily increasing and the' inew power house will be ifore the end of the year. They have J had ,to substitute run ,01 mine coal' Jfor slack owing to the boilers being carry the load with the' Day Celebration Day contract. A delegation from the Trades and r_a-bor Council addressed the Council with regard to the matter and said 'the representatides. that Smith Bros. Wilson were pay-'l -finance commiuw's report VP ing laborers only 25 cents an hour, jratc of taxation and collection poll while the scale called for 27 cents, [tax was adopted. The secretary TV ill [mitted an offer on behalf of Mrs. Duff They asked to see the agreement for a man to collet the twu'-n the city and Smith Bros. tax. Wilson and found that no fair wage! All correspondence tbe unable slack. At the pumping station pump- ed gallpns of waiter as compared, with gallons ia i August 1008. The" first of September completed; the first year of the operation of the- .electric plant as a municipal ______ Tn Sept., there were about 50O iL-lr-ctric light and power "customers iti Sept. be-] the book's. After one year there -are g "Labor "Day there was riuite a lot j 730, an increase of 56 per .cent. On- At Claresholm With Full Masonic Honors clause had been inserted in the liability insurance concerning offering lots 47, 48, and half of fronting on London Read at S500 a lot, and lots and half .of 16, on Char'es Street, at S450 loing here, in fact, rather too much, ibc'ause the crowd which shoul 1 rout1 to the Matinee "Race.---vent in- the streets they have rebuilt 75 cent, of the distribution system, thfr street lighting has b'een. greatly im--' stead to the Masonic Rec; "both occurrences oft well. II "W j proved' by the addition" of sixty V" and the lamps are now 45 can- Aside irom the question priority., Mr, AVilliams ha's the contr.ict Oiitimasridfer Peary's announcement i for remodeliig r.umtjcr of reachiniT the Pole appears to be, yard and now has u on at ;vork upon universally0 accepted throughout the j. it. United States and the wtfrld at 'large., i Carloads of uhoat aiv bv scientists as well us the general duJly from the elevators, public and there is an -absence of j if all the ivheat, m the district is s-'m- the doubt and skepticism whichiilar. to what your has greeted the Cook announcement. J seen in the elcv-dto-s. r-o-scr wheat There is, however, apparent reserve will -rade second to none in the of judgment on the question 'of prior- itv between the two explorers. Dust 1 etition Granted __ i petition signed by fifty business port, in aid of linen was presented asking that steps ibe taken to ahato the dust nuisance. X'pon motion of Aid King the peti- tion was received and the watering of the streets will be attended -to daily. Another "Lawsuit. C. F. Harris, lawyer for ,ployees of the city will be refern'-i to [a lot. the lots wanted for the open- 'were out in Joroe m con- die power instead of the old -first City Soln'i---r 'ombi-tiro v.-ote re- garding the of A. I'-ir a month's for wrongful dismis- sal, saying that, i t, d i (lictilt tt termine whether the oityvas or. not and if cauio to liu-iatioa. it O'Ttell. wrote the council s tying that .would be a -'erv- close unc.stion and it paid the latter dam-'would be how.- the iuitc3 ing- of a street through the Duff Ad- icaj-on with thfr laying of th ro-m The pole line construction dition to connr-ct Glyn and Hodgman stone of the new school. Am-j class in every streets. j ongst the visiting were the Hrnprovemejrts, have been The council voted that the matter ;crand j. T. jtcDomUd. Cal- [tending to reduce the risk to of the purchase of rights for gul-y. "Qrand Chaplain Canon Webb, j property. In power house '1 steeet and other purposes be referred j Patterson. Macleod; J. IditJons "have been hard to-contend. to the engineers' department ami that j StaiIorcL Calgai-y; J. A. McGregor, j with in order to make the servicfe as, the owners of property be, notified as Okotoks, M. Freeman, N. possible. The load has f1 to what portions are required-.end T Lcthbridge; Dr. Stanley, i beenx increasing steadily the price .wanted (H ig.h River; .T. J. Blake and A, B. (Continued on "Back Page.) Anderson, Xanton. At the Oddfel- day load untU at present it equals last year's night load. Mr. Cnas. Taintcr leaves tonight Dr Cook in an interview at Mo., where he vr ill at- hagen today said he is school. Centre Of Rapidly Developing Country-Private Telephone Com- Are Good i lows' Hall a procession was marshall- j During the year an inspection, de-. I ed and under the command >oi Rohect j partment has been added which is do-. j Patterson, and headed by Grand War- i mg uood work in getting the house in wiring1 put in to the underwriters' Here specifications and has resulted on, a great improvement in the work and stately dignity to the school. the proceedings were begun by sing-ing of the Masonic Chant Hymn the consequent lessening of -fire risk. 'Hurrah for If he has telegraphed an announcement that- he .hos reached the Pole, it is true and T' congratulate him." Dr. Cook also states that- he does not want any >.ontroversy. No further word from Peary has been received nor ian there- be further word until he readies Chateau Bay, Labrador, to-; CITY AND DISTRICT i .7. T. Fitzgerald, the Calgary Y.'-M. i (Fr.om the C. A. ruancr was in town- this morn- i ing. 'Mr. 'Fitzgerald received a letter not long ago from M. H. Taylor of i Herald's Travelling respondent) thereafter Jlayor 3-'rost in a good During the year past the lights speech welcomed the visitors to the have not been out once all over town town, and presented the Grand Mas- ilIMi only oncfc (due .to the shortage ter with a silver trowel. forninl 'age of coal during- the strike) has the Mr. .ilcXeeley of Medicine Hat Mill- baying of the stone then took plao power been off during the day.' This tin box in reflects credit not onlv on. -the inan- Cor- Customs Office, are situated 'in a Government build- ing Co. drove through this district the stone containing a Maple Creek. Sept. Creek j ing. is sixty miles cast, of Medicine Hat, a Jin -a The post office will move there j this week looking over -the wheat j which were deposited a list of thejagement but also on the men fit the this city asking him, to meet him hero bus'v town on the main line b'i'the C. works systern cost and the -anid arrange for a race. He was un-ip.. R. Eighteen regular transcon.- j water is- brought by gravitation from trains- stop here j springs in the Cypress Hills. few days. The town water-j crops.. He visited the different places to locate Taylor this mornin .fi to -from tinental passenger each day. Besides many The of these town owns the waterworks system where threshing: is being done and reports the wheat as good and nearly all grades as JSTo. 1 Northern. members of the school board, copies power house and on the lines of ..the Claresholm, Calgary and Win- nipeg papers and coins and stamps of the Dominion, After the stone had night or tomorrow. J-K-JJ] run a ten or fifteen mile race !trains now have such a heavy are contemplating putting in -a The capitals and great metropolis-- him or anyone, else if -satisiac- that it is necessary to run them in j sewerage system. the -world continue toj arrangements'can be made. 1 be stirred with excitement and ad- i gerald is to :i-un against. Shrubb miration for the achievement -by Calgary at the end of the month. .three sections. The C.P.1V Well Patronized Company There is over one hundred thousand been declared well and truly laid, the [bushels of wheat to go out of herejGrand Master in a nne speech dwelt land as yet no convenience handier on the work of the-Masonic Order in 'than a scoop shovel. j matters like founding schools, .with have large vards, coal chutes, water j The .MapJe Cret-k Telephone Co. has i tank ,and a large garden just an exchange of 137''subscribers. It which America has solved the, prob-; The Herald on 'the" third published.] started this year, but which is cer- is a private company, independent of j Price ds a sample of-fodder corn nine j where a reception was held, about Tall Com At the real estate office of H. C. other interesting details. The pro- i cession then returned to the Hall lem of cfenturies. the -wall be five j tainly Indian Harbor, Sept. 6. i bands in the Hospital Sunday It 'will be of the fi-n-' government or municipality. The C. ardens west of Moose Jaw. 'are installing a telephone sys- Gape Ray, Nfld., Sept. Command- J the Miners' band of No. 3 having de- j Fanning has been carried on here [tern -for despaitching their trains. The -jr Robert E. Peary and his party sail-jcided to help." etc. Tt was-not our'successfully for a of a centu-jHay Creek Rural Telephone Co. gives ed from here today for Sydney, KS. i intention, to mislead the TV by a number of old timers, but it! a' good service for about ten The -Roosevelt- arrived here Sunday'public as to their willingness to help. i.s only a few years ago that the set- i south-east of town "and .nave night and has beer, detained boys wish to state ..that'they-tiers began to arrive and engage jtions with the town, telephone thia morning- by a heavy gale. On organized for that purpose and i much in farming. Most of the farm- (tern; the arrival of the Roosevelt-, Mr. j always be pleased and willing to crs who settled here in the past' four i Fuel, fencing tui. r. --.I have so. faithfully performed their duty ns -to render the above possible., CITY AND DISTRICT Rev. A. M. Gordon is in Creek for a couple of Three car loads of effects' passed through town yesterdav ,en feethigh, planted June 1st and cut orie hundred being- present. The pro- j route for Warner August 23rd, but grown without irri- I ceedings .finished about five o'clock. gation on. the lann.oiMr. Davidson j Owing ,to it having appeared in six miles north of Maple Creek. They, [gome daily newspapers that the cero- also have sample sheaves of fine grain mony was abandoned owing 1o the j R. Seatle, manager of the Im- grown in the Maple Creek district. failure to obtain a special train many The members of the fire Brigade presented ex-Chief Kroning with a lolfl .ring on Ijabor Dav. perial Bank, Tcturned last night from Some of the wheat fields are expected ,were not present, otherwise there an enjOyable holiday at-the Coast.. to yield 25 bushels to the acre and !would at least two hund- ithe Oiits all over the district will av- I visiting brethren. Mrs. D. H. Elton entertained at her Peary and Captain Bartlett- in charitable doings. The feet j or nvo years are from Dakota, Min- ashore and personally filed the that the iliners' band was not usk-! nesota. and Iowa. Many more are can be obtained from t-hc Cypress jerage safely '10 bushels to the acre.; Harvesting goes on well, tHe tern-j Hills, about twelve miles or over to F. Lawrence has an up-to-date pornry cool weather of Friday disap- jhome on London Road Monday even- patches which'were -sent by wireless jeci take part till just the day be-j settling near the town. This year south. There good j sash and door factory which is kept quickly as it came. About to the United States. ;10ro- Tt stems'to have been, an over- New York. Sept. following j on the part 'of the committee in j oats. despatch was received here early to- day: "Indian Harbor, Labrador, via _ m t m j j rants. I government with the local and district jrass. I tained Irom the Cypress Kills. At n i trade. Maple Creek is the head quar- alfalfa, potatoes and all'kinds of gar- i (number of points in the Cypress Hills jters of "A'7 Division of the R. N- W- rlen vegetables. Some even grow jcoal is being mined and sold at the ;M. P. and about twenty-live men are there are splendid crops of wheat, j comfortable houses built of logs ob- jbusy b'arley, corn. flax, rye two-thirds of crops are cut. wireless, via Gape Ray. Klid., Sept. 8- "Melville E.Stone, Associated Press. New York. t i "I have nailed the Stars and Strip-; es to the North Pole. This is au-l thoritative correct. "Cook's story sould nbt b- taken i too seriously. The two Eskimos who! accompanied him say he "went no j distance north and not out of sight i of land. Other members of the tribe' corroborate their story. j GAVE LIQUOR TO INTERDICT Fined At Medicine Hat -law Strictly Enforced apples, plums, and all kinds of at 32.50 ton. :stationed here. This division patrols j XVTiile land may now'be 'the district from the International} Wilson, of Indian Head, the cheaply around Creek, j-et with Boundary' north to the Sou-th Sas- judge in, the Standing j the rapid settlement now taking place jkatchewan and from the Alberta boun Fields of Grain Competition, whenji-, wni not be long before land wMl ;dary line for 150 cost. b.- scarce and values rise. Good 3Iail Service Here Maple Creek has good mail ONLY ONE CIRCUS IN EACH YEAR making known his decision stated that the crops around Maple Creek are this rear second to none in the I province of Saskatchewan and ex- i pressed surprise at the excellent It is under the supervision of an in- spector resident at Moose .Jaw. Four jity of the land in the Maple Creek jrcails arrive and depart daily, [district. from the east two from the j The results of the competition are. j Tea rural pojt offices get their ir.ui: For wheat: 1st, H. H. Farquar; 2nd j j Medicine Hat, Sept. Braud json was fined SlO.OO .ond costs.! JS14.50 in all for procuriag Ca'.jor j (while an interdicted j Han-v Plowman was fined Maple, Creek. Postn 'Alcx. McCarthy; 3rd, Wm. Douglas and his two assistant-- are painstaking obligiurg witih the 4th, Geo. L. Hammond. For oa.ts: 1st, W. R. Abbott; f. H. FarqUar; 3rd, Mr. Levis; 4th. i The present council of Maple Creek are, W. A. Douglas, Mayor; and Coun :VT. H. Reddich. Maple Creek has two banks, fourjcillors IT. C. Price, F. -Hugh Scott, mine superintendent, reported to the council last night that 84 foot of entry had been driven starting- from the back entry and running north to provide for ventila- tion. The mine is in shape to have places provided. During August Ibs. of coal were de- livered to the city, power plant at a costf of per ton. was filed. costs. 853.25 in ..all. j four Presj C. Wilson, T. Cooil, I. C. Bickson, ;ing John Brau'-lson, nn jbytcrjan> Anglican and Roman H. G-. Dunne with Horace Greely j person, with knowing ai.ji to O'j1-c__a large public school with five as His modern 'be. such; The 1-iw he strictly c-n- j tcac.nerSt a nowsy Maple Crftek News, jmotto is, "Come west young man. forced on who supply thi i. up-to-date hospital, six general j come to Maple Creek." 1 stores, two drug stores, two harness t Maple I Creek has" a volunteer fire Real estate seems to be more active Ihe past few days. Last week the Beagle-Maxwell Land Co. sold six sections in one block along the Lethbridge-Weyburn Tine. In all the company sold eight sections last shops, three blacksmith shops, four; brigade of twenty-four men, two hose implement dealers, three lumber yards j carts, two chemical engines and a and several other shops, three doc-; hook and ladder wagon. There is tors, two and V a lawyer. There are four bars now but one will one town policeman.; The school-board are: R. H. Lith- lose its license owing to the new law gow, G. W. Quick. J. Calhoun, H. curtailing; the number to three. Robertson, and Rev. R.' H. Wilson. Irrigation Too I Private individuals have irrigated from to acres of Gillespie To Council land under irrigation which they are f selling to settlers. Long G-ap in Farming Settlement Residents af Maple Creek who arc j acquainted with the country to the j eastward say that there is practical- j Chief Giilespie submitted his month ly no long gap between farms all the jly report to the council last night, way through Saskatchewan to Mani- j 78 cases were tried the police toba. and if the present influx of set- j court; 26 prisoners arrested for disor- tlers continues for two years raorciderly con-duct and all were the country between Maple Creek lined. As a result of the depre- Moosc will bo dotted thickly jdations committed when circuses are with farmers. Take Tor example j in the city, the chief recommended Gull which tliree years _ago j that only one circus be allowed in the had not a farmer, but this fall, ac-jcity once a year. He. says they not cording to a conservative estimate, only cake a- lot of money out of J. W. M'cNicol McNicol re- turned Uvst night from their trip to Seattle and cho Coast. B. W. Duval. chief clerK of the Win- nipeg offices of the C.P.R- was'in the icity this morning. Thos. Kennedy is building a I-ake .shop and a two storey double store on Westminster Road the Ward. j .T. Kenny drove south this morn- flf riliofimn to thc International boundary on Kecomraenaaoon ur usilal tour to inspcct custom i houses along the line. .lolin Hick, who has been visiting jhis son, Fred Hick, of -the Hick Hard- ware Co.. left for his home at Belle- ville, Ont., yesterday. Only one offender faced the magis- trate this morning in the police court Thomas Cameron drunk and disorder- ly, paid the usual and costs. J. H. .Fleetwood, chairman of the school board, returned last evening The Office sub-agen- secretary treasurer. there will be shipped from Gull alone grain to the value of It has a bank, two elevators are be- ing built this year and there are five general and quite a busy little town. 'v The Maple Creek Gas, Oil and Coal Co. arc now drjjlrag for gas or oil. They have struck gas three times at (Continutd on Five.) city but the riff-raff they leave be- hind fills the city with undesirables. The force is still kept busy enforc- ing the pound bylaw, 55 animals hav- ing been impounded during August, During the month he hod collected licenses pound fines total The report was received and the applications for lic- enses granted. from Seattle, Coast points. Vancouver, and other He is 'greatly improv- ed in health from 'his vacation. J. II. McCormie, and Mrs. McCor- mie of Brandon, have taken up their residence in the city. Mr. McCormie has accepted a position in the dry goods department at the Bentley Co.'s store, C. Sinclair, formerly on the staff at the Union Bank, has joined force at the White Furniture Co.'s store. Mr. Sinclair has had ;a.-wide. experience in the furniture business. ;