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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Daily Herald VOL. I. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA., W E D N E O A Y; S E P T E M B E R 3, 1908. NO. 228. SA1ARYOFTHE CHIEF OF POLICE New York Won A Great Game That Paid Here Not as Large as in Other Meeting of the City Council -v Lot of Business AH the members of the'city coun- cil' with the exception of Aid. Ives, who is still a way on his trip, %rere present at the regular meeting of the council held last night. City Engineer Arnold and Water and Light Superintendent Reid were alao present. It'.took, 'nearly half an hour to read the minutes of the numerous special meetings held during the past few weeks.' A Salvation Army officer eddressc- rthe council regarding a grant to the Army to help p'ay "for the instru- ments for .their brass band. The Mayor expressed': the sympathy: of the council for-thc work of the Army but explained that as the estimates made up It would not' be possible for the city :to do anything .this.year. Ho suggested that -the of Trade be asked for o. grant and said that the council would have no objection to their giving or for that purpose. The Works and Prdptirty Committee was asked to report on the result-of the fencing in of the Lethbridge Iron Works would have on road to. tho coulee. The company wrote of their intention to fgncu in their property. r' Wv the''assistant engineer "at the pumphouse asked for an-increase of his salary as he does not get the fair wage agreed tc by the council. Engineer'Reid' reported in favor of the increase. He was given an m- cre.ase of a- month. SC'OTTISH AGRICULTURALISTS A communication was read from the Immigration, asking that ;the council co-qperate with the. department in entertaining a cOmpa- New York, Sept, the leading teams in the National League- won their yesterday, the feature oi the day's playing being New York's sensational eleven inning one to nothing victory over Brooklyn through which the present leaders retained their hold on the The of the game would have meant H practical tie with PitUburg for the lead. to supply the city with 500 feet of inch unlmed rubber hose in fifty foot lengths at per hundred feet f.o.b. __Calgary. The'Winnipeg Rubber Co.'s price f.o.b Lethbridge. The former tender was accepted. Mrs. Duff, and-A! Neidig being re selectively wrongfully taxed ings not their property were allow ed a reduction oi their assessment by and respectively. TAX TWO BITS Real estate men and others wantr jfnjf of the payment of taxes from the city office will here- after have to pay two bits to get "J 'PONY FOR SUPERINTENDENT- bowler .will; be asked to aTmOritliiy, of'fires. Fire; Wati'r and -Light-Com- Mad Dog In Toronto Church BLAMES an FOR CHILD'S DEATH Compulsory Vaccina- tion in Edmonton Causes Trouble Grain Shipments Are Very Heavy Toronto, September mad dog running fuTiously up and down the aisles caused a panic among the mourners at a funeral service in St. Michaels cathedral. The dog tore past the door keepers and frothing at mouth ran yelping into the build- iag among people gathered there f or. requiem mass. A policeman was' called and the officer finally shot the dog with a revolver. Edmonton, Sept. city is i likely to get into 'trpuble as a result oi a recent all children must be vaccinated before they be allowed to attend school. A gieat has oc- curred concern log ,tfce Satur- day of Vivian Victoria, the eight year old daughter of A. ,W. 1'oley provin- cial poultiy superintendent. The matter has reached inch a stage that The grain shipments are beginning to get quite active. The. A. R. I. lines are shipping about five cars a day and a similar number are going from the C.P.R. at Coaldale, Chin and U'thbridge. Fanners are beginning to load thdr own cars in the local yards and many teams can be seen hauling the grain io the cars in the yard. SHERMAN HAD Lively Altercation Between Socialist Candidate and Calgary Police Chief at an Open Air Meeting mittee reported in favor of purchas- ing'a' saddle pony for Superintendent Reid, that a hydrant'be! placed, near the-ElecLric plant, that, the A. R. agreed to deliver sljick coal for.' a ton and that provi- sion be made for the storage of more hnan coal for seven days as now pro- vided. This after considerable to: 3fr. Reid's discre- tion. The report was :thus ndoptpcl. -The mnnngeineat- of the Gait Hos- pital that, they 'intended fix- ing up their property oil Boiripas St. and asked .permission to -close .up a portion "of the Ittacleod Road arid'the liines intersecting their property.. The engineer will reportvon the matter. J3ELEGATES TO CONVENTION Aid. Cunninghapi and ifacbeth and City Engineer Arnold were (leloKa'tes. tq; attend the convention of TTninn LUMBER BUSINESS IS PICKING UP BIGGER DEMAND FOR THE PRO- DUCT OF COAST MILLS the medical health pfccer Dr. White- law, has demandedf-an inquest and one will be held tomorrow by Dr. H. Smith. 20th the child was vaccinated _by .Sydney S- Main; inspector, who is not a medicaFpracticioDer. It is alleged that the death due to tion. Mr. Foley hjts written Dr. Whitelaw charging the child's death was due to {fee vaccination which he claims was both illegal and criminal. He also stated that his child was the city "by means of 'vaccination opeiation" and threatens to begin legal action for damages against the corporation. Dr. Whitelaw denies the vaccination was responsible for "the; death of the child. English Lord In The City Among the arrivals in the city last night was Lord Hindlip, of Eng- land, who is with A. F. Krapfel of Elko, B. C. The two leave in the morning for' Montana on a hunting trip. Lord Hindlip is head of the famous Allsopp family, the celebrat- ed English, brewers. He is not in terested in the business now, how- ever, having disposed of his interests some time ago. BAD BUSH FIRES IN MINNESOTA i'-iwre the guests' tbe' ment. The council Aid. Hutton a committee" to- co-operate r with the Board of. Trade in "extending the courtesy, of Scotch to the visiting ag There seemo to be some doubt as to the exact time of their arrival. PAYING CONTRACTORS Engineer Arnold submitted an es- timate that for work, done on the ce- ment walks during August there is coining to the contract- ors Batchellor, and -Skarm and to Janse Bros. MacBonald for street grading, during-the past month the sum of-; The council ordered these sums paid. F. Hopkins who has the "contract for. operating tho water wagons veying water to'people not located on the service, wrote asking that an- other goose neck pipe be erected at the end-'Of the pipe in North Ward to facilitate'the delivery of The engineer will report on the cost. CHIEF OF POLICE'S SALARY Chief Gillespie submitted a state- ment regarding the salaries paid the chief of pdh'cft in other cities. Med- icine Hat pays its chief a month though he has only two men under him and no city the size of Lethbridge pays less than, that am- ount. His request for a similar sal- ary was referred to the license and police committee. The feeling of tha council, however, that the chle! is a" most capable official and-worth trie- money.'' Aid. Cunningham said that if he was not worth a month, he was not worth anything and the others agreed. POLICE REPORT The chief presented his monthly re- port which was very comprehensive. From 'pound, fines and licenses the AucrUSt. of Albcrtii The VancouvetvB. C., Sept. the lumbering and the logging industry of the coast are exhibiting signs of a healthy, improvement as a result of the increased demand for lumber from Xprthwest points. As an in- of how. the market is im- i proving it today by a lum- berman that within the last ten days one Northwest yard has placed an order for .200. ears lumber wiEhTthe coast, of subjects rtosub m it for discussion at the convention. _ AN EXPERT'S VIEW IX. G. of the Canadian General Electric Co., at- the request of1, the city took a loolc over-the el- ectric and 'water plants and -advised in favor of having plants together, on the river bottom. He said that it would not'be necessary going to jpoill -baiahefc'to a' rniU at Che.- Whiie'the, demand has..been steadily gro'wmg "hettef during the past month the'prices secured "are not ther best, owing to .the recent slashing mills as a consequence of the cancellation oi" the price agree- ment between the coast and mountain mills: CHINAMAN IS OF IM TOWNS ON LAKE SUPERIOR HAVE TO FIGHT HARD Duluth, Sept. It was a night of terorr on thfc_ range, and one oi deep anxiety in Duluth, but today condi- tions appear to have changed for the .All yesterday afternoon and i last night fires threatened half, a doz- en of the larger towns on range. At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, .Hibbing, the largest of them ail asked Duluth for assistance and a tire1 'engine was made, ready for shipment, by a special train. -A telephone mes- sage later held it 'in Duluth ready ior shipment at 'anyy tiripe stating that the be Calgary, Sept. News says: "You're a pretty poor specimen of an officer." "Why don't you arrest These are specimens of the sort of taunU that Frank Sherman, the So- cialist candidate for the Calgary rid- ing, and the president of the dis- trict of the United Mine Workers of America flung in. the teeth of Chief English of the city police force last night. The crowd continued to taunt and jeer the chief but he took little notice of it. The Socialists were holding one of the regular nightly open air political meetings on the street near the Queen's hotel, -urging the support of thdr cause. The meeting had been addressed M. O'Brien, Dominion organiz- er for the Socialist party, and Frank Sherman, the Socialist candidate. Alex. .Susnar had'the stand and was speaking a few words in his native language when the chief of police loomed up on the sky line. He ques- tioned the speaker as to whether he '.vas a British subject or not, and pushed him off the box he was stand- ing on, ordering him. at the same timp "to get out o' that." He placed the man under arrest, and after, taking him down to the station came back with jecT.s at the chief. "I'll do thai when I get ready." answered the chief.. (More jeers.) 'Why don't you take your bunch of Hussions somewhere he con- tinued. "It was you and your kind who brought them retorted Sher-' man. 'Men of Canada, I know the- duty of an officer of the law, and I say he can't arrest me." a poor specimen of an offi-' he tired at the chief as a part- ing- "Gentleman, we frequently meet with this kind of opposition but we are ready to put up our last dollar to defend our rights us Canadian citi- zens. If we are doing wrong doesn't he arrest us? We have a right to speak on the streets" ft we choose to do so." "We pay for them, and it's .the likes us what keeps the chief and likes o' chimed in a husky voice. "Where is hn? The chief has gone- to get a yelled another. "I am working to uphold the cause of the working man in con tinned..Mr. Sherman, "and another meeting will be addressed, here ICH morrow night-at a eight; to see what was doing. Frank Sherman, having heard what mends to." happened came out and corn- which I particularly the attention of the wish to draw chief' and his! The meeting then broke up and menced to address the crowd. When Chief English together with an officer Almost Severs Wind- i pipe Iii Attempt To Suicide to install any new electric generators He expressed himself as confident that Engineer Reid was perfectly "cap able "of taking 'charge1 of the two sys- tems and with Jiis letter enclosed statement from Engineer Arnold to the same .effect concerning Mr. Reid. The-council passed a resolution c< curring wit.K the views expressed by Mr. The Mayor brought up the subject of securing temporary.'offices for the city staff and for H council chamber while the city hall is being finished. The secretary, was instructed to at- tend to it. Some old reports that had been "lying on the table" for mtmths were disposed of, and a bylaw for the ex- tension of Baroness Road to-West- minster Road by the transfer of cer- tain prpperties with .the A. R. I. Co. was ffiyen first and second readings. ACCOUNTS TO BE PAID The following accounts were order- ed paid when duly certified: Wm. Taylor McKenzie Roy.....................50 CHARLEY FOSTER COMING WcST Vancouver, Sept; C. B. FMSTer, for.ner district passenger of the C. P. E.- at St.- Johns, X. B', and how of T will succeed E. -I a-- agent irv uver. PETTIPIECE IS GOING TO RUN Waddington Gibbon .70 C. W. Gray 4.30 Oliver Manf'g. Co....... W. R. Brown JC.W.J. Jt C. Co. Furrnau Oliver iicr. L. H. Fowler A. Co. 5.80 2.25 "55.50 Magrath; Sept. Ho Sing, a cook with .a -gang at work repairing the ir- rigation canal near here, made a perate effort to take his life at mid- night last night. He was in his bunk at the time and in the silence of the night got "a razor and slashed his throat from ear to "cutting the windpipe three-quarters of the through. As soon as other men could get to him they did all they could to 'stop the flow of blood. Dr. San- ders was summoned and dressed the terrible gash and the Chinaman ,is being taken to Lethbridge. He is quite likely to recover. Bulletin Issued By The Strikers ,than 'reaiderits "of fought back fhVflames all night long, stamping bush fires and wetting down the fields about the town to keep the fire frl-m spreading. This morning the town is reported safe. Similar experiences are reported from a dozen other range towns, but .so far as is known there have been no others destroyed. Bevey had as hard a fight as Hibbing and the resi- dents of Coleraine, two miles away had to go to their assistance. All business was suspended, the schools were closed and citizens, after pack- ing a few .valuables ready to flee at a moment's notice fought the fires all night. the chief arrived he ordered the crowd to disperse. Sherman refused .to budge from the box he was standing upon and told the chief "he (Sher- man) was too old a bird to be caught by chaff." This brought forth a burst of jeers from the audience. -Addressing the crowd the chief said: "I ask you to disperse." A voice- in -the crowd shouted "Who are you? Where's your uni- Seeihg that Mr. Sherman was ob. stinate and did not intend to go avay the chief demanded, his name. "My the speaker "is Frank Henry Sherman, of Taber, and if I'm breaking the law I ask you to arrest me." Here the .crowd again interposed in uniform turned their attention to keeping the'sidewalks clear. .-'You had better -not" shove said a belligerent voice with an un- mistakable Scotch accent to the offi- cer. Accepts Nomination As Socialist Can- didate R. P. Pettipiece, orgnnizer of the Trades and Labor Congress oi Can- ada, and a leading Socialist, has ac- cepted the Socialist nomination for the Medicine Hat riding. Word to this effect was received by the local Socialists today. They ot- the nomination shortly after he addressed a public Liked the Crops Bought Land C.P.R. GETTING MEN FROM ENGLAND There is little doing in local strike circles. Six of the strike-breakers went away last night, supposadly to some other, shop. It is reported that others will. leave toiiay. The strik- ers claim that the nion in the shops are complaining because of the close confinement and that some of them are ill. The circulars from headquarters say that the continued failure of engines is being reported from all over the system. ''The train it says "is going to the bad entirely and the public will soon begin to realize that Big Crowd Looks For Fear of a Riot The record of convictions was good. JThe chief spoke highly of the work of the .men on his force and of the co-operation of Supt. Wilson of the force. The necessity of having another man so as to have one in tho office all day a-s well as all night was urg- upon the council. Tho committee in charge will consider the matter. The salary of Miss Grimm, the of- fice stenographer, was increased a month. WILL PAY HALF A communication from L. M. John- stone asking the city council to drain Duff's Lake was The city will offer to do the work provided owners of the Duff estnto berefittcd thereby provide tho hnlf of the 046 necessary to do so. CITY HAY Oliver Manf'g Co................ 39.00 raefilinS here. L. II. Fowler At Co.....'.............. 4.90 McKcnzic Hoy................ S.OO Western Plumbing Co. 2.15 Oliver MTg. Co, 23.37 Lcth. Iron Works Co.......... 41.95 Can. Rubber Co VT7.S9 N. W. J. C. Co....... 66.90 Lumbcrhcimcr Co................ 11.90 Hotel Lethbridge 1.50 City Bakery 1.35 Hayr Bros............................ 15.95 J. D. Iliginbotham Co....... 3.05 Wm. Oliver 1.65 Lcthbridge Herald 150.22 R- Sage 2.50 C. B. Bowman........................ 33.70 G. W, Robinsor................... 25.00 D. J. Whitney 14.90 American Bank Note Co....... 5; R. A. Clark 3.00 McKenzie Roy 3.75 Wm. Psxris given the contract for supplying the city with forty tons of hoy. his tender tho low est, a ton. with reduction of fifty cents if tho city takes it all at once, which; will be done. Mr, Pettipiece resides in1 Vancou- ver where he conducts a labor paper. Want Men For Threshing it is time to take notice." begin to sit up and They have reliable in- the entire Chicago beef trade and that shippers in general are shipping over other lines possible rather than have delays and -chances of loss through Good engines arc getting te. Winnipog, Sept. cry from the west'to -work in the harvest fields is again becoming a loud one, andj the conditions of laborers are evident- ly getting serious. It was thought that sufficient men had come to the country but this is far from case. Hundreds are still wanted to do the work. The scarcity is principally from Al- L. H. Fowler Co. 6.00 Txith. Snddlcrv Co................ 1.00 Wm. Oliver 12.96 A. B. I. Co......................... 10.05 Lcth. Electric Co.'............... 826.05 Bcntly Co............................ 5.50 can be got. Yesterday 800 men came from the and were sent to Ed- monton and the surrounding districts. When they left the city they all had positions. It is chiefly men to do the threshing that are wanted. The scarcity is causing an upward move- ment, to be made in wages and the The engine that took No. 2 Trans- continental out to Fort William took it all the way to Montreal, a dis- tance of about a thousand miles. Another circular says that tho. blaming of the brjflpe on the Super- ior Division which so demoralized the traffic was due to a fish- pan on the locomotive. Tt. is not true that Brotherhoods of Rail- road Trainmen ,nrc nrutral in the strike. They are rioinq: all they can morally and financially to help the strikers. Public sympathy they claim is also with them. The commercial j travellers especially arc complaining of the dirty and broken condition of tho cars. touch advised the ''irvf -i The crowd hung around conTersing in Httle knots on.the street for half an hour longer, but nothing" more'of an interesting nature occur- red. Frank Sherman and company.'' afterwards applied to the magistrate- and got Susnar out on. bail. He appeared at the police court this- morning but the case at the request of-W, T. D, Laih-svell, counsel for the defence, was adjourned until Fri- day. Taft Decides To Make a Tour A party of thirty-four land-seekers taken to Cardston and Spring Coulee by special train on and returned yesterday. The excel- lent crops appealed strongly the party with the result.that nearly ev- ery one bought land. The party was brought here by Messrs. AT. F. Smi- ley, of St. Paul and R. W. Pilling of Cardston. Cincinnati, Ohio., Sept. William Henry Taft will mafce a complete and extensive tour <5f United States before the November, election may be announced as the psrsonal determination of the candi- date. Montreal, Sept. at riot ing were again made by a mob sym pathizer with the C. P. R. strikin machinists this morning and seriou trouble was only prevented by the prompt action of the police. Long before the arrival oi the afternoon train bringing back the men from the Angus shops to the station it was noticed "hat there was an unusual gathering of men in the park oppo. site'and by five o'clock several hun- dred were gathered there. It was-feared that a concerted muvetueul was on foot and half a hundred police were secretly taken to the scene by another route. When they arrived the mob started to hiss and cry "scab." The police divided the workmen into small bodies and sent each detachment out of the sta- tion a body guard of blue coats with a club ready for any trouble. This quieted the enthusiasm of the rioters and they dispersed without any attempt at violence. Montreal, Sept. special Lon- don cable says the Canadian Pacific Railway seemily is finding no diflfi- n getting the labor it wants F1RE AT REVELSTOKE Revelstoke, B. C., Sept. result of fire in the Cowan block yesterday the Revelstoke, Trout Lake and Big Bend Telephone Co. is tem- porarily out of business. The switch- board, electric fixtures and office fur- niture were all destroyed. Miss Brenton, one of the telephone operators, who roomed in the building was overcome by smoke and is a patitjnt at the hospital though every of hf-r recovery is entertained. LOVELY LACROSSE Ottawa, Sept. Butterworth capital lacrosse player, -who was slashed in Saturday's match at Mont- real by Mike Angus, has been taken to St. Luke's hospital where it is feared that he will lose an eye, Billy Stars is laid up with a broken collar bone and right shoulder dis- located. Both are in bad shape. BUBONIC PLAGUE CASE CONTRACTED FROM SQUIR- RELS, DISCOVERED THERE Los Angeles, Sept. casfc of bubonic plague has been discovered. The patient is a boy named Mulhol- land and is convalescent. Three WORK ON NEW Work has been resumed on the Am- erican Irrigation System on St. Mary's Lakes. A steam shovel is operating and two more and an ex.-- cavato are expected at once. EXCITEMENT ABOUT NEW ROAD GREAT NORTHERN EXPECTED TO FOR PINCHER CREEK There is consideviible excitement in the Cardston country over the pros- pect of a railway being built from Browning. Mont., to Pincher Crecfc. weeks ago the boy found a sick squir-1 ]ine is supposed to be built by ?.fontreal, Sept. Moxmtain Liberals renominated J. A. C. Ethier The Canadian Rubber Co. offered Total........................ price for a man in Alberta is as good for the Commons, as a day being given. here. Movement outside the C. P. H. of- fices in Traflgar Square besieged by a crowd oi mechanics, artisans and oth- er unemployed. Special police are called in to reg- ulate rel in the park and picked it up. The squirrel bit the boy on the hand. Sickness followed and the attending j physician declared it to be bubon- ic plague. Other physicians wore cal- led into consultation and it was dis- thai the squirrels in the park are fiffected with the disease. No other cases have been discovered and it is believed that there be no spread of the plague. A prominent that tho the Great Northern, authority has stated wiH be started next year as J. J. Hill is anxious get in before tho rush of settlement on the South Pei- gan Indian reserve which will shortly be thrown open for settlement. It is all being surveyed and after the lotment of land is made to In- the balance be for settle- ment. The trade from this rich dis- trict will be very great and the G. N. R. is after it. ;