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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, September .10, THE roOE DAILY HERALD Paee.9 GILLESPIE EXONERATED ON TWO MAIN CHARGES alt wus to ho taken up and settled v the city authorities at a subsequent nlo and tho'check and bills worn lild over by him, ao that tho work i hand might'-not ho delayed iicndliig tun settlement. The .licenses them- clvoB wuro not' lwlied to Mr. Whitney ut tags; wore handed to him by ryan. the -oHlco'-clerk. by the dlrcc- on of Chief, .Glllesplc. At the "beginning of July, .1912, n audit" was made by Air. A. (of W. C. JlcndtJt'iio-ii o., the uity auditors) In respect of liollcp department for tho period xtemllng "from 1st January 1912, to h July, The regular audits ppcar to bo made monthly with quar- rly reports. The practice of the auditors was o call for all moneys in the hands tht Chief, and lie says he did so n every occasion an audit was uidu; hut on none of those, occasions -the received either from! .atilT onWhitney mentioned, nor was! riy or document produced to! im which would lead him to discov-r that .such'license fees had been! aid or .tags issued. Chief GilleHnie's 1 xplanation is that- liu forgotten; he mailer. -Tlie city at any rate has ot .received the benefit of the money, Inch consists, of..the. items um'.er- lentioned.: Whitney, JiJ :liccnse fees (represented by cheque) H- Whitney, further license i fees in cash ,.r...................... 80] license fee 50 As to the Fines. .These 1 take" ser-j im. from _ the particulars of the; arges. On March 23rd. Purcell. iis man was lined Jfl in dttfauU 15 ys' imprisonment. In the remarks! lumn of the charge .sheet "given, id pay" in Chief GillespieV ndwriting. appears and some writ- erased. The man did. not serve sentence arid no. fine was received the city. 1 Donald Shan.d. xhis.man ._Wjis ad lie had when arrested So.Gii cash on his person. The original try in the- remarks column is eras- arid "given time to pay" lias been by Chief Gillespie, whose plaiiation. is that this money vas turned to his other' ef- and that lie was released so at he might go out obtain the In support of this explanation f "effects sheet" was produced. iis document purports to show the; ects and cash taken from a prison-, on his being brought to ation. It is in this instance'very ipcrfectly tilled in, and although gned by Khand, and although >rhes, tlie police oflicer, slated that e was returned to Shand, his aimer convinced me that 'there was i certainty in his mind about the .y incut of the cash having been ade. Ifc "seems manifestly absurd to vc a prisoner hack his money, that he may go to his friends to .isfi Sll.no, when if titc irioney were tained all he. would have had to .ise was 35 cents. At any rale the an did not serve his sentence ami e city did not get the (inc. Frank Swanson, fined 56.00. neither case of erasure. "Time giv- i" in Chief Gillespie's handwriting or the erasure. No sentence served.t line received by the city. Rodfieidt. Fined on the 1 of May, This is marked in Chief llcspie's handwriting "given-time pay." In the record book it is irked "paid." This item was the bjcct of a query by the auditor ,o, noticing that the "disposal of 1 charge" was not filled in by the convicting Justice, asked Chief, Gil- lespie for an and' tlie Chief .stating that had been suspended, the auditV suggested that the .Justice should 'make ,-the.proper memorandum .Vnd initial This was accordingly done by Mr. UcuUcy on the as.'iurancu. of Chief Gillespie that "It was all and the auditor passed the ileiri' as no ;inoney had lieeii payable. Tin; facts are on the llth of May, 1012, paid the to Constable Wuiters, who had issued a receipt for the amount, to Hodfieldt (see Exhibit P) and bad placed tho amount in an envelope with the pris- oner's name on it, and had slipped it into Chief Gillespie's desk through the slot or aperture. Chief GiUenpie denies ever having had or 'seen this money. A. E. Lewis. Rued SC.OO on of Majviai2. The original en- try has been erased in the column "disposal of charge" and wider head of remarks there iii Chief Gillespie's writing time to1 The auditor this item and the Chief's recollection was that it had been paid it was apparently .1 ease of estreated; hail. The amount was turned in by the .Chief on the 8th of -John Vaughan, llth of May, This apparently, .another casci of', "tslreatqd' bail" the defend- ant not having appeared. This is evidenced ,by: the minute book entry which was made from the charge sheet, in which' book tlie entry in Bry- an's handwriting reads "bail estreat- by The original en- try on the charge sheet lias liceu erased and over, the erasure appears in the Chief's writing "given time to pay." That the defendant did not appear for his trial seems to be clear, as the justice made no entry in the "disposal-of-charge" column. This item being challenged hythe auditor the Chief induced Mr. Hentlcy at the time of the audit in -July to wtite on his assurance that "it was all right." This disposal of the matter is absolutely inconsistent with the Chief's own memorandum "given time to pay." He could not explain the matter and I am satis- fied that the defendant did not ap- pear and that whatever bail he put up was treated as forfeited. "1" and Witter. Fined on the Gth of -January, 1912, ami sen- tenced to two months' imprisonmenu on the 8th of .January, 1012. 1 accept the explanation given on behalf of Chief Gillespie that Witter having been given liberty to get the amount of Iiis fine on the.fith of January was found drunk on the Hh of January and sentenced on tho 8th of January to two months imprisonment without the option of a fine, anil that no. money was received by the-Chief in respect of the fine. James Barclay. Fined Sfi.OO on-the 19th of March, 1912. Under, "remarks column" appears in Chief Gillespie's writing "given time to pay." In the police record book, p. 231 there appears in Bryan's writing, S3 and costs S3. At the au-dit in July the auditor de- posed that Gillespie told him this fine had not been paid, and he treated it as unpaid in his audit. The facts are that Shepherd Dunlop, the solici- tors of Barclay, paid the fine by their cheque aibout the of .March, such cheque being included in a sum of which was paid over to the City Treasurer, on 'the 22nd March. It was not applied to the fine, but went to make up the amount required to make up the 8205, which was made up of several items, but which did not include Barclay's fine, the amimnt of which is still due from Chief Gilles- pie to tho city. Tlio amounts of Huoa (which U) all thii UUOYU eases Include ac- counted for na' 'above shown aro as lollowt.; B.CC R.OO 0.00 (amount not Uno'wn) 6.00 Tlie above-are tho facts as 1 I'Ind them. In addition, H appeared that tho way In which the cash received was dbali with was bound to lead to confusion and IOSB sooner or later. Cash received for fines and licenses was put looaely Into the Chief's dosli. It was supposed to be given, out by him next morning to the Clerk Bryan to enter In the cash book. That this was not ilono is evident, and hence, as in the case of the cheque paid on Barclay's account, payments have no doubt been misapplied. The insult of the enquiry furnishes proof, IE any wcro needed, thai the issue of licenses and tags should ho entirely removed from the Police d-e- partmenf.'and that while the members of tho police can with advantage tie' made use of for the purpose of en- forcing Ihe licensing bylaws, and of collecting munoys and giving interim receipts for payments, the -responsi- bility for collections should handed over to tlie Secretary-Treasurer's de- partment, As regards the police records, the practice has been on arresting a per- con to enter each charge on a charg-a blip; from this tho charge 'sheet for the magistrate is prepared. This con- tains the names ot the parties, the offence, the act or bylaw un- der which the charge is laid, the pica, disposal of the charge, the money penalty and remarks. This sheet is signed by the magistrate, who is; responsible for its contents, except that W4ith regard to the i-emarks col- umn, the officer in charge, if he makes any memorandum should sign his initials to it, and under no cir- cumstances should erasure be allow- ed. If it !s found necessary 'to alter tlie memorandum, alterations should be made so that the original can be plainly seen. A book called the police record, or minute book, has been kept, contain- ing practically the effect of the charge sheet. This is made up at the end of the day from the charge sheet and should b-e continued, and retained by the police, but it is recommended that the charge sheets for each.pre- ceding 'week be delivered to the Sec- retary-Treasurer at the beginning of every week and filed by him for safe keeping, together with any "effects sheets." The "effects sheet" is a form used 'by the police to show all effects, in- cluding money, found on a prisoner. This should be filled in as indicated by th-e form, and care should be taken j in filling it up 10 show specially what I cash is returned to a prisoner on his! being released or discharged. The] "effects sheet" signed in Shand's easel was very inadequately filled in. I Finally, it is recommended that the] police he instructed under no circnm-l stances to apply to keepers houses] of ill-fame for or other con-j tribntiou on behalf charitable jecis. Such a proceeding savors ofj blackmail, and it is difficult to per- suade these unfortunates or the pub- He that such contributions are- .not] 1 blackmail, or that when received they are properly applied: in addition to which (he practice opens the -door to an unscrupulous officer to obtain money for his private ends. I have made the above suggestions aa being- matters arising out of, al- though not strictly wUliin the scope of the enquiry, in the hope that they, may be of some practical utility to the City of Lellvbridge. I have tlie honor to be, Gentlemen, Your Obedient Ser- vant. MILADI EDITED BY "INO" PHONU: 1224 KINGSTON NEEDS HOUSES Kingston, Sept. is in great need of workingmen's houses. One hundred are needed by next sum- mer and thirty must be built at once. Tlie board of trade and civic finance committee last night named a commit-, tee lo raise for the work. Fit for any meal on any table ,MTY AUgotiS grocers sell it, or phone 378 or 1027 and one of wagons will call Office and Bakery Open for inspection at all times A DAY A Utlle, smilo, some cheerful words, A, happy to tho sun; A thought of growln' tilings and birds Whose all-day song has jtmt begun. A Kindly word for fellers who You pass a-strugglin' on the A hunt for little things t' do To mubbe lighten up their load. A psalm u-swellin' in your heart, When lapers In the west the Plum glad that-you have played your part, Contented with your humble way. A hope for tender things that For things that's gone, u thought of Somo praise.t'- Ciod .far. restful sleep. Art1 hopin' for the same tomorrow. Hostesses bii Thursday -Mrs. A. G. Cameroon and Mrs. Mc- hiiren will the first time since "L-athbrldge, at 640 Ninth street South.. on Thursday of this week, afternoon' and evening. Mr. George Ross yester- day from a in Galgan Mr. and airs. E. Hngell and child- ren have returned from a visit in Cal- gary. j I3r. and MrB.'I Green, of Edmonton, are guests with Mr. and Mrs. II. .M. Miss Ursula Archer, who is visiting in the East, is net expected back until the end of the month. Mr. J. It. D. Lewis, of Nelson, is tUe guest of his W. and P. V. Lewis, en route to Winnipeg, whore he resides. Mr. M. P. Addy, of Taher, was a weck-eng guest-with' his sisters, Mrs. j. F. Hamilton and Miss Ethel Addy. Mrs. J. II.'Anderson and her sister. Mrs. T. S. F. Jackson, of Winnipeg, were week-end visitors in Calgary.. Airs. B. M. Van Haarlem has com- pletely recovered from her recent ill- ness, and is once more able to take patients for treatment. Mrs. Bert' Gumming (nee McLachi of Calgary, la the guest1 of her parents Mr. and Mrs.'Neil McLachlan for a lew days. .Airs. Charles .Knudtson, 534 Sixth street South, who has been ill'in the Gait Hospital was sufficiently re- covered to return home this morn- ingr Mr. Elliot Stafford, who Is at Grav- enhurst, is progressing favorably, so that Mr. Richard Stafford, who was with him, Was able to return iome on Salurcisy. Mr. J. Jones, orsanisi and choir- master of. St.. Aiigusiin's Church, re- turned yesterday morning from a two- months' visit abroad. A reception to the new teachers and the trustees ar.d their wives 'will be held in th-e Fleet wood school on Friday evening. Mr. David Whitney, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Whitney, left yesterday af- ternoon lo resume his studies at AVestern Canada College, Calgary. Mrs. J. R. Anderson entertained a few friends informally at the tea hour this afternoon, in honor of her house guest, Mrs. T. S. F. Jackson, of Win- nipeg. Rev. George Irving, of Claremont, California, who has been visiting in Eastern Canada, is the guest of his brother, Mr. A. J. Irving, He leaves tomorrow for Vancouver. Mr. ainl Mrs. Matthew Dorari, Glas- gow street, Guelph, announce the en- gagement of their daughter, Rcgina Eleanor, to Mr. H. Franklin Gadshy, the well known Toronto newspaper man. Miss K. May Holmes, formerly 01 the Nursing Mission, has .returned to tho ciiy after spending six months in Philadelphia and tlie east, where she went to .sludy medical message, nastirs, etc. Miss Holmos expects to practise in Mr. O. Austin and Mrs. Nathan Austin left this afternoon for La- coiulie, where they will reside in fu- ture. Mrs- (J. Austin, who is in the Gait hospital, where she recently underwent an operatipn, from which she is progressing favorably, will low when sufficiently recuperated. The marriage of Mr. Waller H. Ferric, to the Hon. Mrs. Lionel For- tcscue, of Hamp- ton Court Palace, England, took place last week in St. Paul's church, .Vancouver. The ceremony, was per- formed by the Itev. K. A. 1'. Clmd- wlck. Tlie bride was given away by lier brother, .'Jir Charles ttlphinstonc Adam, Hart, of-Blair Adam, .Scot- land. Queen Alexandra will spend several weeks in Russia this coining winter Her Majesty will be the guest of tho Empress Marie at the Castle of Gat- china, an interesting and picturesque imperial residence. .The Queen dow- ager may visit the Kaiserin at Pots- dam next month. Clubs and Societies Mr, J. Jones is calling a full rehearsal of St. Augustin's choir for Friday night at 8 o'clock. The children of St. Mary's .Junior Guild are busy practising for a con- cert, the date of which will he an- nounced later. Ladies' Aid society of the First Baptist church will meet to- morrow afternoon at 3 .o'clock. All members 'are' asked to attend this meeting, which is an important Last, night was consecration, .nighI at Wesley Kpworth League and the topic was taken by H. li. Cragg, LI. A. A pleasing solo, "Behold I he was rendered by Mr. Pen- nell- Five new members were en- rolled. Tlie Relief.society met at the Nurs- ing Mission yesterday afternoon and held a short business session. A committee was appointed for tag which will he held during the Dry-Farming Congress, and included the following Mrs. L. M. Johns- tone, Mrs. S. -J. Shepherd, Mrs. Craig, Mrs. E. A. Cunningham, Mrs. T. F... Kirkham, Mrs.. A. Southard, Mrs. R. J. Gordon, Mrs. E. A. Shar- man, Mrs. A. Smith, Mrs. F. E. son, Mrs. 0. J.'Courtice, Mrs. T. S. Fctterly, Mrs- .1. R. Anderson, Mrs. H. J.. Goode, Mrs. Hooper, Mrs. K. J. Sehl, Mrs. A- B. Stafford, Mrs. W. A. Buchanan, Mrs. A, C. p. Blan- cliard, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. .E. Mill and J. E. Ten-ill. Report for district relief work for August, JS12 Number of patients -17 152 .Calls-friendly 117 H Total.............................. 2fJ3 The following donations are grate- fully acknowledged Clothing Anderson, Cheney, Gordon, Miller anil Miss Hig- J. 0. son, y. King and Gehm. Flowers were given generously and freely distributed. Clothing was tjivrn one man and one baby. The nurse's register at the Mission received 10 calls during the month, all of which were filled but 2. The New House Furnishings Are Here In Great Variety With the of the Fall Season there cotnes the necessity of new house Rugs for the "Oil Cloth and Linoleum for Back Rooms and "Curtains that sufficed for the. summer will not do for and a hundred and one little accessories that will help brighten and replenish the home The Hudson's Bay Company were never in a better position to take care of your wants than now. You will find us splendidly ready Watch our windows for suggestions in the way of Rugs and Curtains Carpet and Curtain Dept. 2nd floor Hudson's Bay Co. REDUCED COST FOR POSTAGE YUKON MONEY ORDERS CAN NOW BE GOT AT CHEAPER RATES Ottawa, Sept. Finance De- partment announces an important im- provement in t.ho conditions uncter 'which business is transacted between the Yukon and other ports of Canada and the United States. By an arrange- ment dating back to Januavy 1, the cost of money orders issued at postoffices in the Tukon, payable in Canada and the United States, was) double that charged elsewhere in Ca- nada. The post office and Finance depart- ment have recently been looking into the matter, and have re-arranged the agreement with the Bank of Com- merce, so that the business is done on the same basis as that which pre- vails in other parts of the country, no special tolls being charged. Thus the cost of these transactions baa been halved. LOVED HER SO WELL HE USED A RIFLE Ottawa, Sept. refusing for the second time insirle of twelve hours to rail Arthur A. Dupnys that she iiim, Mary Hose Fontaine, was shot to death by her rejected lov- er, shortly after eight o'clock this morning, ,v. short distance from St. Joseph, in, Orleans, a village eight miles from Ottawa, on the Montreal road, in the county of Russell. The murderer after committing his crime, turned the double barrelled Winches- ter riflo upon himself and committed sulchte. GEORGE 1URR IS ALL RIGHT SO SAID HIS CO.LEMANt FRIENDS AS HE LEFT FOR LET'H- BRIOGE Colcman, Sept. Murr, who lias resigned as desk man at tbc Colcman hotel to accept a position in-the office of the l.ethhridgc Brew- ing Malting company, left night on the fl o'clock train for the scene of his future labors. Mr. Murr had htcn very popular with .the guests of the hotel and, to show a sliRbt token of their appreciation of universal courtesy, a few of the regular boarders tendered him a com- plimentary banquet on the eve of his departure. Covers were laid for twelve, the table being handsomely decorated with cut flowers. The rhm had been pjvcn a free hand and tin: result was all that could ilc.siroti. After the cloth had been removed anri cigars lighted, an hour was devoted to paying a sliidit tribute to Vr. Murr'.s worth as a citizen and irgrels at his determination to srck gicsner fields and pastures newer in Lclh- bridge. The toast master called on every one present to ''toil all they knew of Mr. bad or ".n- dilTercnt." Before the affair vas brought to a close Mi'. Mnrr was sre- senU'd with a handsome travelling bag, after which he was escorted lo Ihe train by Ms hosts in a body, and the passengers on the 0 o'clock informed in no uncertain manner Uiat "George Murr was all right." The Brown Betty Tea Room Open 11 a.m. to p. nv f Business Men's Lunch 'At 40 cents, from 12 to 2 p.m. fis ij Corner Third Avenue, and Fifth Street, POVERTY CASE ATTENDED TO j SALVATION ARMY ATTENDING WOMAN WHO IS IN SAD CIR- CUMSTANCES Regarding the case of destitution. which was reported "in the morning paper, Mayor Hatch, in company with two of th-3 officers of Ihe Salvation.., i Army visited the home of i ech, in Ncrth Lethbridge, and found everything: progressing favorably. i This case has been under the super- vision of the Salvation Army for the past, two months, and during that tim-a they have repeatedly given aid. Mayor Hatch stated to the Herald that the city was ready to do what was necessary to help the family a- long. She owns the houss in which I they live, and is working to support the family. An effort is being made by several j Interests in the city to have I heavy sentence of Tour years imposed I on (lie woman's husband last fall com- muted, but so far the department of justice has taken no action. TURKEY PEACE OFFERS INCLUDING SAC- RIFICE OF TRIPOLI ARE NOT ENTERTAINED Chiitsso, Switzerland, Sept. Turkey's representatives yesterday turned down another peace proposal, H is reported, which the .Italian con-1 Rul received on Sunday from Rome, and immediately submitted to tho Sultan's emissaries. Severn! minor concessions made to Turkey, but reconsideration of the Italian an-1 ncxaiion or Tripoli and Cyrenanica was ret'usctl, Physical Culture Corrective Gymnastics FOR LADIES EDITH ..U. JONES, Instructor. Registration at Y. M. C. A. HOURS: Thursday evening. Sept. 12, at 7.30.. Friday morning, Sejit. 13, th 10.30. Saturday mm'aing Sept. 14 at 10.30 for children, Monday evening, Sept. 16th at 7.30. ;