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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBR.'DGE VvsEKLY HE8ALO PAGE SEVEN SALARY OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE Reconstruct Present Plant That Paid Here Not as Large as in Other Places Meeting of the City Council Lot of Business Transacted {From Wednesday's Daily] Last night at the council meeting there was considerable discussion as to the advisability of starting at once on the reconstruction of the city's power and light plant. Acting on the advice of some of the aldermen and the mayor, City Engineer Arnold had written Cecil B. Smith, the engineer who reported on the plant before, ask- ing his terms for looking after the construction of the plant. The reply All the members of the city couu- t owners of the Duff estate benefitted j was he would get up detailed wko is still away on his trip, were present at the regular meeting of -the council held last night. City Engineer Arnold and Water and Light 'Superintendent Reid were also present. It took nearly half an houi to, read the of the numerous special meetings held during the past few weeks. X Salvation Army officer lie council regarding a grant to the Army to help pay for the instru- anents for their Mayor expressed' brass band. The the sympathy of council for the work of the Army explained that n.s the estimates were all made up it would not be possible for the city to do anything year, flu suggested that the Board of Trade be asked for a grant said that the council would have no objection to their giving or for that purpose. The Works and Property Committee -was asked to report -on the result of fencing in of the Lethbridge Iron Works property would have on road the coulee. The company wrote the council of their intention to fencw m their property. W. Sloan, the assistant engineer ut pumphouse asked for an increase his salary us he does not get the fair wage agreed to by the council. "Engineer Reid reported in favor of the increase.. He was given an in- crease of SiO is. month. SCOTTISH AGRICULTURALISTS A' communication was read from -the Immigration Department asking that the council co-operate with the in entertaining a compa- j ny of Scottish agriculturalists who making a tour of the country as "the guests of the Dominion govern- ment. The council appointed Aid. Macbeth and Hutton a to co-operate with the Board of Trade in "extending the of Scotch to the visiting ag riculturalists." There scums to -some doubt as to the exact time of -their arrix-al. PAYING- CONTRACTORS Engineer Arnold submitted an es- timate that done on the ce- ment walks during- August there is coming to the contract- ors Batchellor. Marshall and Skarin -and to Janse Bros. MacDonald for street grading during- the past month -the sum of. The council ordered these sums paid. F. Hopkins who has the contract operating the water wagons con- veying water to people not located the service, wrote asking that an- hn nf fh.-i tl 0-16 necessary-to do so. THE CITY HAY Wm. Paris was given the contract for supplying the city with forty torts of hay, his tender being the low est. a ton. with reduction of fifty cents -if the city takes it all at once, which will be done. HOSE TENDER The Canadian Rubber Co. offered to supply the city with 500 feet of inch ualined rubber hose in fifty foot lengths at per hundred feet i.o.b. Calgary. The Winnipeg Rubber Co.'s price-.was f.o.b. The former tender was accepted. Mrs. Duff and A. Neidig being re- spectively wrongfully taxed for build- ings not their property were allow- ed a reduction of their assessments by and respectively. i TAX TWO BITS j i Real estate men and others want- ing certificates of the payment of taxes from the city office will here- after have to pay two bits to get them. PONY FOR SUPERINTENDENT Chief Fowler will be asked to a monthly report of fires. The Fire, Water and Light Com- mittee reported in favor of purchas-1 ing a saddle pony for Superintendent Reid, that a hydrant be.placed near the Electric plant, that the A. R- i I. Co. agreed to deliver slack coal j :or fifty cents a ton and that provi- j sion be made for the storage of more the letting of the contracts, give per- sonal supervision to the construction and testing of the plant for five per cent. Aid. Cunningham although still opposed to the moving of the plant to the river bottom, thought that they ought to get busy on the plans at once and introduced a mo- tion that detailed plans be secured from Smith, Kerry and Chace, of To- ronto, of which firm Cecil B. Smith is the head. The Mayor objected to being bound to Mr. Smith or any other engineer. Finally it was agreed that the city engineer get the plans from Mr. Smith if the cost of this part of the work is not excessive. The site for the new stand pipe will not be at the corner of Bartlett AND f OMFOPT vvl li UK I on days by wearing a MTEMOO? OILED CLOTHING Clean Light Durable Low in Price Simmon's Visit To Land Office CONFIDENT OF SWEEPING CANADA Liberals Of Ontario In a Very Cheerful Mood CONSERVATIVE CAMPAIGN YARN EXPLODED Toronto, Sept. in the (From Wednesday's Daily.) The Herald interviewed C. Sim- mons concerning the statements made by some Conservatives that he was around the Dominion Land offices on the morning of September 1 when the rush for pre-emptions started. The bot" the thst he was there to use his political in- fluence to get certain lands for some of his friends. "Have you heard that the Conserva- tives were making the statement that you got into the land office by the rear entrance on the first day of the reporter asked. "I have heard that such statements were made." "What do you say about "It is quite replied Mr. Sim- mons, "that I was in the land office -on the morning of September 1st, and I am quite ready to state to you my business there. Messrs. Holman and Spackman of Stirling interviewed me on that morning requesting me to wire the Hon. Frank Oliver in regard to certain odd numbered sections in townships 5 and 6, Range 17. They St. and Courtland St. to which site st.rength of Liberalism, coupled with the residents nearby so strenuously objected. The city engineer reported to the council last night that he had a determination to leave no un- turned to secure the victory for the cause in the coming elections, was found another satisfactory site the the dominant note at the fourth an- location of which will not be made public until the property is acquired as the city has had to play against the hold-up game in regard to the site 1 already. Suffice to say that the site is away from any residencies. nual meeting of the general reform association of Ontario held here to- day. "We enter the approactiing ieaeral election with confidence and enthus- was the inspiring declaration of President Mowat, at the outset of proceedings and the same spirit of healthy optimism was reflected in an encouraging message from the min- ister of railways who unfortunately was unable through indisposition to take part in the meeting and in all The work of grading the railroad the speeches that were made in the Grading Work Is Progressing Khan coal for seven days as now pro- between the west bank of the High course of the three hour's session. This was after considerable discussion left to Mr. Reid's-discre- tion. The report was thus adopted. The management of the Gait Hos- Level Bridge and the town of Mac-! "The outlook is'most encouraging" leod is progressing nicely. Janse and j wrote Hon. Mr. Graham, "and every McDonald have the contract for the i indication points .to an increase rather first three miles leading up to 'the I than a decrease in the strength of pital reported that they intended fix-j approach on the other side of the j Liberalism. "Let every man do his ing up their property on Bompas St. j river. Messrs. Cazier Brothers Con-J duty and the victory is assured." and asked permission to close up a portion, of the Macleod. Road and the lanes intersecting their property. The ctiffineer will report oil the matter. 'DELEGATES TO CONVENTION Aid. Cunningham and Macbeth and City Engineer Arnold were appointed delegates to attend the convention of the Union of Alberta Municipalities struction Company, Limited, join Janse McDonald on the west. The Istst named will be kept busy until the end of the year and are prepar- ed for the cold weather by a number of snug "shacks" near the wagon road as you leave the big Coulee. The Cazier Brothers commenced work about the 15th of June and since The secretary treas- tnat nave removed yards of dirt. They have a large equip- of the largest and best in Western Canada, .about is invested in horse flesh, to say noth- ing of their grading machines, 40 wagons, scrapers, ploughs, etc. In at Edmonton. -LUC ncao-1 urer, the engineer, and the solicitor will prepare a list of subjects to sub mit for xliscussion at the convention. B. G. McBurney. of the Canadian General Electric Co., at the request of the citv took a look over the el- other goose neck pipe he erected at i i j 1 about a week s time they will pull ectric and water plants and advised _, _.... _., __ stakes, and go down the line lo miles where they have another contract. This will brinsr them to the eastern favor of 'having the two plants together on the river bottom. He said that it would not be necessary Getting to Near the President Oyster Bay, Sept. crank arm- ed with an antiquated bulldog revolv- er was caught near the president's house at Sagimqre Hill, by the se- cret service men this afternoon. The man styled himself as John. Coujraton, a detective and when stopped by the secret service men produced a card on which was inscribed his name and the word "officer." He said that he had come to ask the president to or- der troops to catch yeggmcn, who had been terrorizing Boston. l.o install anv new electric generators j -the end of the pipe in North Ward to Hc'expressed himself as confident lacihtate the delivery oi water. The j that En will report on the cost. CHIEF OF POLICE'S SALARY i xmxt engineer Reid was perfectly cap able of taking charge of the two sys- and with his letter enclosed a 11 r x t uii.u.uic auuinjLLeu u, suite- j statement Engineer Arnold to ment regarding the salaries paid the j the sanu- effect concerning Mr. of policr- in other cities. Med- icine Hat pays its chief a councii passed a resolution con- anonth though he has only two men with the views expressed Mr. McBurney. approach of the Old Man river where j Coughton is supposed to have reach- they have a fill, the mean height of j ed Oyster Bay on the 12.29 train. He which is 50 feet. The deepest cut onj walked three miles to Sagamore Hill, the new road is 29 feet. This is- en- j appearing in the- grounds after two countered directly on leaving the j o'clock. One of the rules for visitors west approach to the big bridjre. It j ut Sagamore Hill is that no one is a little over two miles in length) shall come on foot, so when Secret The building of the new road reduces j Agent John Adams caught sight of the distance between here and Mac-1 Coughton coming up the .hill road he The Mayor brought up the subject under him and no city the size of Xethbridge pays less than that ouui. His request for a similar sal- j citT anfl police committee. The feeling of the The secretarv council, however, is that the chlel is j tcnd to it> a most capable official and worth the Some old reports Aid. Cunning-ham said that if he was not worth ?125 a month, was not worth anything and the others agreed. POLICE REPORT leod something like 5 miles. But the i motioned for the man to go back. grade and construction will 3ssume: Coughtou kept right 011 coming and j i even greater proportions in the re-i Adams ran down the roarl to meet! securing temporary offices for the j of thesft Doiat5. j h solicitor of the city and they submitted to me a draft telegram which they said he had prepared for them, addressed to the Hon. Frank Oliver and wished me to sign it and they would forward the same to him. I told them that I did not. think the telegram would be of any assistance to them if the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Co. had secured these lands but that I.had no information in the niatter. At their request I went to the land office to ascertain for whom these lands were reserved and the agent of Dominion Lands showed me a telegram from Ottawa advising that these lands had been selected by the A. R. I. Co. in lieu of some other lands granted to settlers., I returned from the land office and advised Messrs. Holman and Spackman of the information I. had received but they still insisted that the telegram be for- warded to Mr. Oliver. I hand you the telegram and the reply thereto for your information. "While at the land office that morn- ing the agent asked me if I could get him additional help and I sug- gested the name of a party suitable to help him. I had no other business at the land .office. "Returning from lunch about half past one I called at the land office and inquired if the party I had re- commended had reported for duty and found that" he had. I had no other business and discussed no other matter at the land The telegrams referred to are as follows: Hon. Frank Oliver Minister of the Interior, Ottawa. Townships five and six, range sev- enteen were only lands within forty miles of Stirling in which Stirling settlers could homestead owing to Irrigation Company grants. Under- stand your department now reserving several odd section in these townships for Irrigation Company. This is most unfair to Stirling settlers. Strongly urge you throw open these reserved _J l _- -4- r I uuvi actions iui tuiry. naase wire I answer. (Sgd.) W. C. Simmons. Ottawa, Sept 2, '08. W. C. Simmons, Lethbridre. Thare's Health in its savor, And strength in its Flavor, It's a stimulant for the ener- vated, And a delicate tonic for all. 's Pure Tea Sold by all Grocers, in Half and One Lb. Packets and 1, 3 and 5 Ib. Tins C. N. R. PLANS FOR LINE WEST Eegina, Sask., Sept. Wm. McKenzie of the C. N. E. to- day stated that the new liae west to Calgary would be pushed as soon as practicable. It will start from Ee- gina but a branch line now will be used for fifty miles when the cut-off to Calgary will take place. This is being done to solve the question of entrance to Regina and obviate the necessity ci opsning branches. The Begina-Brandon line -will be opened inside of two weeks and pas- senger service commenced at once. It is intended that trains shall run through from "Winnipeg to Prince Al- bert over thia new road. Mr. McKen- zie said that the C. Jf. E. was not worrying about a union station at Eegina having already secured rights in the present C. P. R. station which eventually be turned into a un- ion station and increased in size as demands arise. After touring the whole of the Mr. McKenzie has come to the conclusion that the bumper crop this year will relieve the money stringency and that good tim- es have returned. Flying Machine Makes Good Washington, Sept. Wright today broke the world's coru for time and for distance' with. a heavy air flying machine, he estab- lished yesterday. In a flight requir- ing great skill on account of the ten. mile wind, he circled around the SrQS grounds at. Fort Meyer fifty-eight times in 65 minutes and 52 secotidSi, exceeding the time of flight by three minutes and thirty- seven seconds. The flight was witnes- sed by nearly a thousand people. Fot the first thirty seconds the machine: flew as smoothly as on its previous flights, but from that time on it seen to patch at ;the turns as the breeze from the west, struck -ik As the machine moved from thft TRIED TO ESCAPE Edmonton, Sept. Clark, alias Milson who was arrested on Saturday on a charge of forgery in Portland made a dash for liberty yesterday. He had been granted per- mission to visit his wife in the hospital here, accompanied by a end, Mr. Wright kept it several points in the wind. Whenever the machine pitched it coulcf be plainly seen from below that it responded promptly to every of the levers by the operator, A gust of wind, unusually struck the aerial flyer during the. 42nd round and it plunged sharply- causing the crowd to exclaim int alarm. Mr. Wright then brought his1 machine lower but on the 53rd round he had reached an altitude, of 20u feet.. Signal corps officers of the war-de- partment today expressed the belief detective. When leaving Clark ran 1 that Orville Wright'will make a speed out the back way but was caught after a chase of an hour and a half by the detective who threatened to shoot unless the man surrendered. He is novr in vjail awaiting the arri- val of the Oregon officers. of at least 43 miles an hour with machine. If he does he will be en- titled to a bonus of 20 per cent: over the contract price which would net him for his machine the contract .price being SCENES FROM THE FERNIE FIRE Yours >r u council chamber i i alL is being1 finished. R.s instructed to -at- The chief presented his port which was very comprehensive, from pound, fines and licenses the received during August. The record of convictions was good. The chief spoke highly of the work -of the men on his force and of the co-operation of Supt. Wilson of the R.X.W.M.P. force. The necessity of having another so as to have one in the office all day as woll as all night was urg- ed upon the council. The committee in charge will consider the matter. The salary of Miss Grimm, the of- fice stenographer, was increased month. WILL A communication from L. M. John- stone asking the city council to drain Duff's Lake was read. The city will offer to do the work orovidcd the that had "lying on the table' disposed of. and a bylaw for the ex- tension of Bareness Rood to West- minster Road by tbe transfer of cer- tain properties with the A. R. I. In response to tiie secret sor- When it is remembered that- the grade vice man's demand as to his business en the old run is as high as 5 psrj Coughlou produced his card and ex- cent, and that the grade on the new i plained in the most casual way that i route does not exceed 1 per cent, the! he had come to confer with President been j advantages in schedule are easily I Roosevelt regarding the recent out- for months were! For the most part the j rages by yeggmen in Boston and lead grade from here to Macleod is level i back such troops as the President and the run can be made in very saw fit to order out. The secret ser- short order. By the end of the-year j vice man tried to explain that the ;t. The Irrigation com- pany get five sections in townships i five and six, range seventeen, west j j of fourth in lieu of lands held bv I I squatters before survey. Too late to withdraw now. Some eighty three quarters available for settlers. I F. Oliver. WEALTHY LADY SUICIDES Co. wa.s given the grade will be ready for the rails, j president was not seeing visitors This new rim will tap a splendid that moment, hoping to get him country and no doubt will be the quietly out of. the grounds. Coughton means of greatly augmenting the ag-j hesitated a monent and glancc-d fur- Newark, Sept. body of Mrs. Ashton Harvey, dressed in white and literally covered with a fortune in jowt'ls was found today in the pri- first and second readings. ACCOT7NTS TO HE PAID 0._______e______0 The following accouMs were order-1 "development of this "part i lllcasurc lake on the estatc of ed paid when duly certified: i Of Southern Alberta. i Stuart Hartshorn, at South Hills, vVm. Taylor 2.50 j __________ McKenzie Roy .....................50 Waddintrton Gibbon 70 i Weak Kidneys Kidneys, surely point to weak kidner Kerres. The Kidneys, like the iHeart, and j Itself, bu't in the nerves that 'control and" guida 1 irtrenffthen them. Dr. ShooD's Restorative Is medicine specifically prepared to reach controlling nerves. To doctor the Kidneys alone. Is futile. It Is a waste of time, and of money at well. II your back aches or Is -weak. If the tcalds. or is dark and strong, if you have symptoms Of Brights or other distressing or dangerous kid- disease, try Dr. Shoop's Restorative a month- Tablets or sco what it can and will for you. Druggist recommend and sell 4ft I 1 Dr. Shoop s Restorative J. J. JOHNSON. C. W. Gray Oliver Manf'g. Co................ 5.SO W. R. Brown 30.00 j N.W.J. C. Co................... 2.25 I Bonncll Furman j Oliver Manf'g. Co................ 03.oO j C. K. Fowler