Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
TUESpAy, SKPIEMBER \7, 1918 The suprsme court criminal soHSion bpeiied this morning with a heavy Jocket, Mr. Justice Walsh presiding, Tlio first case was that ot jamea Whltebull, who ploaflod not guilty to charge of horse stoaliug. Owing to the fact that the .chlof witness for the Oefonso Is in the provincial Jail here the case was set over until tomorrow. Robert Standlng-Alono, also of Indian blood, stood accused ot a almllar i-.rime. He pleaded guilty and his caio will bo dealt with when tbo non-jury cases come up. Sam Triilt and John Porter, of Grassy Lake; wore charged, with cal-tlo stealing, and pleaded not guilty, tlieir case being similarly set aside. * >Tohn and Charles Nell o� Raypiond, pleaded not guilty to a charge ot assault upon Christian Nellson. Earl Carr was charged with receiving stolen goods and pleaded not guilty. The case was put oyer to next court, as the chief witness had broken jail, and at present was unavailable., Pete Pelenko pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault upon Ethel McDonald and the case was set aside. Wm. Blair, charged with cattle stealing, pleaded not guilty. John Brown and Harold Rutledgo both ot Lethbrldgo, appeared to an. ewer to a ^charge ot the theft of 15 cases of liquor. A ijlea of not guilty was given. Pred Boychuck, ot Retlaw, charged with stealing clothing, pleaded not guilty, and the case was set aside until Friday afternoon. Emil Schmidt, of Taber, pleaded not guilty to a charge ot theft ot 115 bushels of whpat. Dutch Siedel fatted to make an appearance and will be brought in from the Hotel de Rivers tomorrow morning to answer to the charge of stealing W. .D. King's McLaughlin auto. The case of Archie Stewart was set over until tomorrow morning pending the arrival of counsel ot the accused. Dawson, who was formerly employed on the KeiT ranch, from where the sheep were stolen, E|e deposed that Pelletier had been meraly hired by himself and Hagel an^ that,at no time had he received any share of the proceeds of the sale of tbo sheep. The other witness, H. II^g�)l, corroborated this. But ills evidence conflicted with that which he gave during his own trial. His Lordship howaver, directed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty which was acquiesced In. Pelletier will be one of the chief witnesses at Stewart's trial tomorrow morning on the charge of receiving the stolon sheep. J. C. Hendry acted for Pelletier. The Jury consisted of Messrs. War-nock, Qostlck, Anderson,'Wilde, Hume and Harker. DISIRICT H E. PELLETIER IS District court, opened this morning with Judge McNeil presiding. The following cases wore disposed ot this morning: F. Thaell vs, D, P. Carlyle, a suit for the price of goods. Judgment for $11.00 and costs was given for the plaintiff. H. Ostlund appeared for the jjlaintift and D. H. Elton for the defendant. In a case from the Taber district, J. A. Campbell and H. White vs. A. L. Clock, an application was made and granted to strike out the statement of defence with leave to enter final judgment for claim and costB to be taxed. A. H. Cameron appeared for the plaihtiffs. CONSOLIDATE THE SWEET GRASS AND Important Change Announced By the C.P.R. and Gt, Northern at Border Witnesses Swore He Was Only Hired Man in Notorioufs Sheep Stealing Case A surprising sequel to the Stewart cheep . stealing case was enacted in the supreme court this morning when Eugene Pelletier was pronounced not guilty ot a charge ot complicity In the theft. Both witnesBes who appeared in the trial were most emphatic in their statements that Pelletier was nothing more than a tool. The first witness called was Ray SALVATION ARMY RECEIVES 13500 The campaign for funds tor the Salvation Army huts brought in 13500 in Lethbridge, according to the final figures announced today, which in detail are as follows: ' Pledges, ?356C.82, in cash ?3177.07, leaving a balance to be collected ot $389.75. The campaign is deemed to Iiave been most satisfactory. ? \ . ; -�> ? OUR BOY HERO : * >:*??? .. 6,083.43 AVaterworks Department, per Statement No. S .. 2,953.06 Electric Light and Power Department, per Statement No. 11 .,..........,.................. 9,745.55 Street Railway Department, i>er Statement No. 14 94.45 -$ 61,196.77 609,638.96 People's Forum Communications under this hpading must bear the signatures ot tt)e writers. Enquiry from Local H ardw^re Dealers A RETURNED SOLDIER PROTESTS 915 Ninth Street South, Lethbridge, Alta., Sept. 16. The Editor, Herald, City. Sir: -The letter by Ursfenbach, which appeared in last Saturday's Herald, in reference to venereal di sease and segregated districts 'was very exhaustive, and conclusive, as far as the red-light districts are concerned, but It seems to me that he showed very poor judgment in making such a sweeping denunciation pt the men at the front. Firstly, he has not been over, and has therefore only hearsay evidence on which to base Ills charge. Secondly, he makes the allegation wide open by leaving the public to guess whether he is hitting at the Canadian troops or the Imperial. From what we have heard 'from,such men as Captain Pearson, of the C^C.S., and the very reverend bishop who Is in charge of the American Chaplain Services, it would seem as though there was very little licentiousness go. Ing on either in England or in France; and surely these reverend gentlemen, who have been in close touch with actual conditions are the best judges (n the matter. ' I think that Ursenbach has alted in a most unwarrantable manner in making siich a sweeping accusation against iUe men now fighting tor us, and- it seems to me that h,e should be compelled to either substantiate his charges or publicly apologise. Thanking you for your indulgence, Yours indignantly, m, 4. PBTTLBY, DEPARTMENTAL "DEBENTURE FUNDS" FUNDS OVBREXPBNDBD: City General Department, per Statement No. 5.. INVENTORIES: , City General Department, per Statement No. 5.. 50,11S.3.9 "Waterworks Department, per Statement No. 8... 2,620.27 Bjectric Light and Power Department, Statement No. 11................................... , 5,485.42 Street Railway Department, per Statement No. 14 ' 5.839.72 TAX SALE PROPERTY: City General Department, per Statement No. 5.. DEFERRED CHARGES' TO REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT: City Geiieral Department, per Statement No. 5.. Waterworks Department, per Statement No. 8 ... Electric Light and Power Department, per Statement No. 11............................. Street Railway Department, per Statement No. 14 EXPENDITURE PENDING CAPITALIZATION by TRANSFERENCE by DEBENTURE ISSUE: City General Department, per Statement No. 5.. 18,876.49 127,340.04 63,963.80 3,395.20 3,574.12 1,939.81 146.11 408.97 6,069.01 42,603.13 933.083.40 LIABILITIES; SUNDRY CREDITORS: City General Department, per Statement No. 5.. $ Waterworks Department, per Statement No. 8 .. Electric Light and Power Department, per Statement No. 11 /............................ street Railway Department, per Statement No. 14 DEPARTMENTAL "DEBENTURE FUNDS": FUNDS UNBXPBNDEn?: City General Department, per Statement No. 5.. RESERVES: City General Department, per Statement No. 5.. Waterworks Department, per Statement No. 8.... Electric Light and Pow6r Department, iper Statement No. 11............................. ' Street Railway Department, per Statement No. 14 �J 692,484.09 5,423.32 15,S32.� 995,27 t6,97S.21 ,47B.ti U.�S1.1.8� DEFERRED CREDITS TO REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT.- Street Railway Department, per Statement No. 14 CITY OP LBTHBRIDGE>-SURPLUS: City General Department, per Statement No. 5.. ' Acadia Building, Third Avenue (South). Lethbridge, Alberta, 31st July. 1911. This is the Balance Sheet referred to in our Report of this date to His Worship the Mayor and Commissioners of the Corporation of the City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta. (Signed) Henderson, Reid & Paterson. Chartered Accountants., Auditors to the Corporation of the City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta. -I *HASiM i(,<08.44 1.170.301 312,014.11 I 983,088.40 THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA CONSOLIDATED REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT OF THE CITY GENERAL, WATERWORKS. ELECTRIC LIQHT AND POWER AND STREET RAILWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR YEAR ENDED 31�t DECEMBER, 1917: 9tetam�nt Nat. EXPENDITURE: TO CITY GENERAL DEPARTMENT: . As per Statement No. 6 .......................? 300,733.37 TO WATERWORKS DEPARTMENT. As per Statement No. 9......................... 87,199.46 TO ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER DEPARTMENT: As per Statement No. 12 ....................... 120,239.1o TO STREET RAILWAY DEPARTWENTv As iier Statement No. 16 ..:................... 81,071.34 TO BALANCE-NETT REVENUE FOR YEAR: Waterworks Department, per Statement No, 9 ... Electric Light and Power Department, per Statement No. 12............................. Street Railway Departmen' (see Contra) ...---- -$ 689,243.82 155.99 9,878.62 LESS: City General Department, per Statement No. 6 10,134.61 2,067.71 8,066.90 8 597,310.22 -- -........JJ-n revenue; � BY CITY GENERAL DEPARTMENT: As per Statement No. 6----..................,.. I 298,6�6.�* BY WATERWORKS DBPARTMEINT: . As per Statement No. 9........................87,3J�.4i BV ELECTraC LIGHT AND POWER DEPAB,XW JIENT:. . ' � As per Statement No. 12....................... 130,217.71 BY STREET RAILWAY DEPARTMENT: As per Statement No. 16; ' Revenue....................152,203.88 Deficit Revenue Provided for by Taxation and included in City General , Department Expenditure per Contm 28,867.48 -- 81,071.3* I'