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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL LETHBRIDOC, ALTA., T U C t 0 A V M P T I M B ER. 22, I90S NO. 211 COUNCIL IN A NEEDLESS FUSS Much Annoyed Over a Simple Request About a Site Fine Crops At Warner Warner are fully up to expec- tation, Uw ykldi of winter wheat ranging from JW to 50 buBhels to the Tebny whole crop weut A. Warner's averaged 40, Strong's aod XT. B. larfo areas went "39, while many siua.ll on the homesteads went as high, aa fifty to the acre. The wheat haa uot yet been threshed but is a fine crop. A lot of good set- tlers are coming in this fall'' and many more are expected in the spring COMTCLMM TO FINISH WORK At the council mpeling last night a letter from the militia department at .Ottawa to Major Siewart 0, C., the local artillery battery was read itt 'which it was sUtod thai, the Bite giv- en by the city for the armoury was sat isfactory, but that its ftiie left little room for extension. -The oflicer. want- ed the inajor to report on wluttier the on either side were built on or vacant. The armoury plans which accompanied the letter bhowed that the building was 60 x 80 feet. The mayor and aldermen evident- ly .thought that the department were asking for a-larger property and got rather warm over it. The mayor thought that a site was plenty good enough for a building. IT it was not good enough they could for themselves. The Barracks property is just across the should be available for a drill groun should be available for a drill grounda. He wouldn't monkey with them five minutes. Aid. Cunningham thought it unreasonable to ask for inore lots if that is what the letter meant. .The mayor said that they got v all1 they asked for. "TJiey wanted four iota-and they got them. -Aid. Cuning ham thought" the letter very indefi- nite, and unsatisfactory while Aid. Macbeth" thought thai- Aid. Adams, is albo a major could attend to the matter. Finally -a motion was passed by which the' department' will be advised that the: council-does not dmtrol, the other lots and nothing more'can be done-in the matter. The" that the Works and -'Property committee--take it up wjth Mai6r Stewart 'to trv to find out what the authorities -wanted. PROTEST ABOUT WATER Grading To Be Brought To Time CtnplaBts Of Excessive Charges and Delay far MakingConnections 'That whereas the street, grading unsatisfactory, in that nothing .'is be- ing finished aithough new work is undertaken. "Resolved that the city engineer demand completion uafinisliec that cHy had the- plank for the bifif ill dMrttmtcd ready to be put in at the fmishijjg of the grading done. The council was Uie the grading ia be- ing dooe there will be some talk'todaj1. The mayor says these thy hardest to get auythiuf o( that he ever had anything to do wiUi.romiaed Williams had also a kick to egistcr "regarding tnV council's delay n getting the water pipes to his louse on London Road, which, would also serve' several other Aid. remarked that the committee lad.recommended this line twice but 'or some reason it had never been done: The mayor said that the coun- cil wf-s trying to catch up with the recommendations that had been done. Mr. Williams said that the servicer wc-re not being put in1 in. application. The mayor said that if that were shown' him he would see to it that the petitioner .got ample jus- tice; at once and if needssary Jake iuch ao.tion that will remedy the pre- sent deplorable condition." This is the resolution which 'was the final outcome .of "a warm dis- cussion at the city council last night of the way in which Janse Brcs and "MacDonnel are doing the .work.; Aid. Cunningham started the dis- cussion by asking' hundreds are asking every why the streets are not being finished up and some of the sidewalks replaced. He described Proved To Be Best Man B. 0. the Nanton sprinter was with, the beating Billy on Labor Day no the local him another race which' tmmr off yesterday at Athletic.Farte" The was very close. Gradro took the lead and held it for sixty whi-n Uilly duf in for tke honor and pull- ed in at the IQt-fard mark a foot and a half ahead of his rival. Graden was all in and eoUftjpstd at the finish and required 'medicil attendance. The time was 10 M which is very good considering the rough nature of .the cjurse and UK strong wind that was blowing across the-track. A. E. Hum- phries, and P. Ter- way of Macleod aii' judge. T: Sim- ons and H.-Fulfey'held the tape, at the finish. The- of Haynee was the city. The A MAGISTRATE FOR CITY ON SALARY City CouncO Discuseed the Proposition Last Night city will likely diary magistrate as have' a stipen- V result of a ich took .place at the the condition ol the streets dis- graceful and the rest .of 'the' council raised their voices in hearty approv- al .of the, adjective. The mayor said that hie and engin- eer Arnold had been after the con- tractors every day and did not know why they were not finishing the streets. then -suggested that the council take some action to help the engineer bring the contractors to time. One idea was to pay them only for finished work and withhold the money for the other work as they plainly were not carrying out their contract. .An.inquiry brought out the fact that the engineer has power m the agreement to put on teams and men to do work, if'the contractors do not ".do it and .to deduct the cost from their monevl It .was remarked also race was the only wager a the runners a. hat. HON. FHAIHC John Kclowski was "sent up tor triai at the District Court for mak- ing an attempt to escape from the Barracks. on To Premier I OLIVER TO K Hon. Frank Oliver, the able MinUter of tHo' Interior and tht friend tver had in ParHairient, at Otta- wa, n ta addrwftt the of Lethbridfjrjn'Oliver's Hall en Friday ovomng, October 2. will spoalc at Medicine Hat on Saturday evjning, Oc- tober 3. More Eighteen Foot Walks More eighteen fuot cement -side- walks will laid. City Engineer Arnold recommended to the council that eighteen foot walks be placed not..only on the streets already con- sidered on Ford St. from Smith to Round and on Iledpath from Smith to Hound. He advised ajso, that in view of the paving to be done, in. .the near futujrb >uo ce- .'crossings be oil Hound and Redpath streets but that tem- porary plank crossings be made. The council passed resolutions acting on suggestions. A STREET CAR UNEFORTHE CITY Mayor Proposes That a Franchise Be Given councjUriieetlng: last night "over the application of John A. McCaul, of ardston, for "such a position, he having licard in KOiiie way that the city -was to appoint one. Although the council had not heard before that they And, any such intention, 'several of them had individually been think- ing' it would be a good thing. Aid. Elutton, the chairman of license "and police, when 'the application was read said that the city should, nave a magistrate of its own both, in the in- terests of -justice and for the sake of the revenue coming to the city. As it is now when a man is arrested he has to be kept locked up until a justice .of the peace can be found and in some cases t arc needed. A stipendiary magistrate would always be on hand. and he haa the name pqwer as. two justices of the peace. The.. city would be money ahead, too, an the costs of the cases would re- vert. to .the city. In the course of discussion it was stated that the magistrate gets -and the policeman making the arrest fl. 25. in each conviction. Some. of the- aldermen thought this item should.- have .important bearing on Ike salaries paid the police. Finallj oh the suggestion of the" mayor, it was decided Ho have ;the chairman o license- and police go "carefully into ;.the whole- matter- arid report. UP FOR TRIAL Tatar Man To Appear Be- fore Supreme Court Here CHIEF GETS AN IN SALARY Council Acts In the mented Upon Department Tht city council at regular held in the Board of Trade got through; .a lot of .business in several departments. All the members were present Aid. Ives who was re- TORIES RAISE THE CREED CRY Canvass Agamst L B. Mac- donald Because He Is a Catholic Tilbury, Ont.- Sept. est political demonstration ever wit- nessed, in Western' Ontario and the largest gathering -of any sort ever -convened in Kent or Essex counties was the Laurior demonstration -at :TJlbury today. Xothing has ever 'been seen hereabout to compare with it. .Besides the regular trains on two railwiiys, four special trains 'brought crowds .from the.._cities of -Chatham and Windsor, and from re- mote portions of the two counties. Sir Wilfrid's progress through rur- al Ontario has. been n series of ova- tions each outdoing the last-in mag- nitude and enthusiasm. Flew Miles Up In the Air (Special to the Herald) Claresholm, Sept. Iccal Jonservatives are expressing consid- rable indignation at the''methods of campaigning adopted by John Her- ron and A? J. Robertson, the leader of the Opposition in Alberta in mak- ing a house to house canvas in the back townships -with a sectarian cry to the effect that A. B. McDonald is a Roman Catholic find thus seek to arouse a religious prejudice.' Lemana, Sept; the prcscnc. of the Officials of tho Aero Club nnmbcr of French and foreign offici als and aeroplane experts and t wildly cheering crowd numbering ten thousand, Wilbur Wright, the Ameri can aeroplnnist this afternoon crest- ed the wo.-ld's record from his bro- ther OrviMo Wright with a marvel- lous flight, of 1 hovir, 31 minutes and 51-seconds covering in that timo. an actual distance o( 53.08 kilometres or nearly 61 miles. .This is going it one better than the wholesale naturalization of the "Ghin- csc while p sing as John arid the working man's friend. A.-B. McDonald the Liberal candi- date, spent Sunday at his home after a busy week, he appears cheerful and confident. The writ expected by the return ing officer for this district within day or two, when active political op- era tions will commence in earnest. The Liberal Club here have engaged suitable quarters and open house will be kept till the close the election. ported to be out "of .town with the. politics of a greater sphere. Among: other communications was one from A. Bennett of owns a very considerable portion of what is 'known as the Duff estate. He said that he was assessed high but did not know until recently when he returned from England] He asked to have reduced. The council will ask 'the assessor to determine whether or not it would be iust to reduce the. amount. Thos; "Phair who owns some prop- ,erty_ at the lower'end of Round St. .wanted to-know if it was the inten- tion, of the council to open up that street in full to Ixmdon Road. The enifinecr will report. CEME'XT WALK. Geo. J. Bryan the th company which is building the brick .block next to the Herald office in- formed the that he was-ready to pay half the cost of a cement side walk-seventy feet long along Duf- ferin St. side of the block just 05 soon as the walk is completed. The walk will be built and put on foe next local improvement list. chief of police reported that n of. pp-rtics had paid fees for licenses for- various purposes and the council voted to grant the licenses which had already been granted, rp- on the.payment of the fees. CHIEF GETS INCREASE Chief Crillespie is to get his a month. license and police com- mittee made that recommendation and it passes. They also recommend- ed a scale of wages for the ;sergcants and constables but owing, to a .dis- cussion having arisen concerning the fees they drew for running in drunks the council did not adopt that clause pending further investigation. The chief's appointment .of Constable Rob inson to take the place of Constabl Cribb who is on the sick list was approved. SEWER AND WATER not object coulees being shut to given "title to the streets and anes with the exception oif a "trip twenty-five feet wide-which for an irrigation' ditchv The re- port was adopted, TOOK ARC Supt. Reed recommended that the city purchase 30 Westinghouse met- ers and that the city; sign a contract for a yearly PittsDurg transformers. He reported-that the arc lights arc in bad" and that it would be unwise to spend money repairing them. He therefore" still re- commended that each.-arc ligtxt be re- placed by two Tungsten lamps. He had to have faken out of one of the boilers.and new ends welded on. Repairs are being made at tho power fthe twelve foot and Redpaih Sts. are widened, -the poles will have 10 be ..moved-and he made a report o? the fires of the year There-had been, nineteen-fires up to" with a -total loss o( There had.been five practices. In a-letter dealing with the- early closing, by-law, the city solicitor ad- vised .that a test case-beimade of one of the druggists reported to be selling goods under the ban of pro- hibited hours. This letter, however, in view of the action of the -council on a letter from Mr. Sage, was filed without any action being token A STORES DEPARTMENT. .Secretary .Robinsoa asked that -i stores department i be formed and a man placed in charge of il' whose duty would be not only to check ov- er the bills received, but to keep track of the tools, supplies, etc., on hand to stop" the leakage that is bound to He also advised thai the city's accounts'.bo paid monthly. The auditor from Winnipeg wonla "be here ou Thursday aud he wanted him (Special to the Herald.) Tabor, Sept. adjourned cage of Ernest Railsback charged with assault upon Constable Lullock. on the evening of .the IGth inst. while in performance of his duty as u. police officer, was resumed' this rnorn5ng< in -Justice Aubin's court Dr. Aiken was the first witness called. He said: "I nni a practising physician in, Taber. I know Con- stable Bullock. He came into my of- fice on the morning of the 17th and I dressed his wounds. He had a wound in his forehead caused by be- ing struck with a blunt instrument, it required four stitches to close The next witness examined was Wil- liam M. Williamson who said: "I reside at Medicine Hat, and am a hardware clerk. I was with Air. Railsback on the night of the 16th at about 10-30 o'clock'. I try- ing to get him home at the time We were on the crossing, of the C.I'. R. track south of the tank. Mr. Bul- lock .came up to us. I did not iafow but. I now hm to'bti the same gentleman. informed me that he .was a. town po- liceman and that he would take charge of this man. 1 then walked away toward the Union Hotel, and when near the corner of the frmce south of tho .tank, I heard Mr. Bul- lock call to me. I went, to him. He Siiirt: '.This. man. hit me with'a. stone.' Klood was streaming his face When I reached him, he was on his feet. 1 assisted him to the Union Elotel where his wound was washed xnd bound with a towel." "agistrate- Auhin, after carefully considering the evidence ptven, and the gravRy. the., charge made, bound the prisoner over to.await the action of the Superior Court 01 Criminal Jurisdiction at Let abridge. The police arc assisting J. P. Pat- ton to find Kis grip and raincoat. Hn was travellinK with a friend who got off the train at Macleod and the ar- tfctec disappeared at the same time.1 Oh vs. John Kclowski District Court Opens Monday District Court opens on Monday before Judge Winter. criminal docket is heavy and includes: King vs. Edras J. Gardner, King vs. Sam .Tones, King vs. J. T. Mc- Neil, King vs. Dan Hasten, King vs. recommended that ;m entire new line be built. He asked that the council give lo- ations for twelve inoro Tungston ights. The council agreed to all ,hosc proposals. Aid. Adams' waterworks committee will report on the theTC- quest of Messrs. Hatch ic. Coons sewer extension of sewer line 250 feet through Hlock B to reach a muse of theirs. MARKET REPORT. The market report presented by market-masters Watldihgton Gib- bon, called forth considerable favor- able-comment. The Mayor thought 'he market was getting along- fine: They were and people to buy it, to which Aid. "Cunningham that judging from the -way the produce was all taken up on Sat- urday, they had got more people than produce. Aid. Huttftn wanted to know why people were allowed to ramp.on the vacant lots south oT tho 'hooting gallery when there was large market and inquired concerning the' Privileges of farmers to go to the market place to unhitch and feed their Nobody seetned exactly sure in tnc matter but the Mayor thought they they.could on the pay- ment of A small fee. And just in to start the books "allowing for NEWSAGENTS NOT TO BE AFFECTED The council adopted the report of the waterworks committee that the sewer and water main be placed on Courtland St. for a distance of five mmdrxrf and fifty feet cast of Bart- let t St. and that a sewer outlet bo laid from the new stand pipe by the engineer in the most economical mnn- The city engineer reported in favor of allowing the Gait Hospital board tc close up the streets and lanes in- tersecting their projierty on Bompos passing he remarked that it was Aid Hutton's' duty as'chairman of license and police to see after The council thought good thing and Aid. Cunningham offered to give the benefit of his ex- Xjrience in stores departments to the starting of such a department for city. The mayor suggested that Mr. Farris who has been assisting Mr. Robinson in the office be put in charge and spend his time' also the office. The Mayor reminded Aid. Cunning mi that should be a driver and engineer in the fire hall but the alderman replied that Chief Fowler had just secured a uaan that thev thought could perform the triple els ties of engineer, driver, and caretak er. Among the minor matters brought up after the council had gone out of committee was the complaint of the contractors on the fire hall that H was difficult to put the flooring in with the building us it is. The Mayor said that this wns up to contractors. They took job on that understanding and it should twi left to the architect to decide what can" done. His business is to protect the city. A CENSUS OF THE CITY Aid. Hutton here inquired what it would cost to take a census of the city and who would do it. The May- or said that it was the intention to have the police do it this fall. All agreed that it was a very necessary Let hb ridge Ls getting the feelings of "a big city. Last- night at the council Mayor Henderson started the discus- sion of no less a subject that a street cur service. He did not ad- vocate that the city go into it now or any tiuie in particular, but thought that the matter should be considered in. connection with the lay- ing of the pavement. He proposed that a franchise be given to some company that would be willing to undertake it. This franchise should last for fifteen or twenty years and provide that the city get a share, of the receipts. If this were done company undertaking it lay" their-tracks on the streets when, the paving is being-done. He made this suggestion on the advice of a promi- nent engineer who said that both tTie pavement and the car tracks should be laid together. The Mayor remark- ed that a company had been organiz- ed and when the time was ripe.would enter into the construction of a oulial road reaching perhaps to Tab- er and 'Raymond. Aid. Hutton was opposed to giving a franchise to any. company. Tho city could wait for the street rail- way until it could afford to put it in for itself. That would be better than having a company put It in. and tbten paying two prices to buy them out later on. Aid. Macbeth said there "was no necessity of paying two prices, to w-hich Aid. Hutton rejoined that they nearly always do. The Mayor thought Aid. Hutton's policy assort v sighted one. If .the city cannot build the railway because it bos not got the money, give a company a- chance it they want to. They .take all. the changes, the city'takes none buVgets 7 a share of the proceeds if there are any. He maintained that the ques- tion should be settled before the pav-.- uigiof the streets is done. I intend to buy a stone crusher and a steam roller before I leave tho council if I .said the Mayor. "Let us. do permanent -work on tho streets." Tins brought on a discussion as .to the relative merits of gravel and crushed stone. Aid. Hutton claiming that experience in Ontario favored the former. Aid. Cunningham did not think it would be good policy to hold back the work of paving the streets for a car line. The life of a macadamized road is not very great and has to be renewed every few years. He suggest- ed that the example of Winnipeg, fce followed, in paving a part of the streets at one time. Street cars, did not pay in cities of less than ten thousand population to which the mayor replied that at the rate Leth- bridgc is growing, it will have ten thousand by the end of next year. Amendment To Be Made To Early Closing Bylaw The early closing bylaw will be again amended. Robert Sage appear- ed before the council to support a letter ho had sent to them in which explained how the early-closing liylaw worked a hardship on his bus- iaess... The aldermen had evidently been considering the matter iously for they quickly ordered Mr. Sage's and the city-solicitor's letters to be filed and instructed the soli-] to draft an amendment to the bylaw so as to exclude druggists and newsagents from being affected by its prohibiting clauses, which means that newsdealers will not come under the early closing bylaw. Two Gould Sons Sued For Divorce New .York. Sept. Kather- inf Gould, who is suing Howard Gould for divorce, today applied through counsel to Justice Geiger- ich for an oounsfel to compel Mr. Gould to pay her a year ali- mony and S15.000 for her counsel fLjos. After a hearing the Justice ad- journed tlid argumr-nt until October 1st. Immediately following the tem- porary disposition of the case, the of Helen Kelly Gould against I was called before the same Justice in the same courtroom. The case was bruif, trip court merely fixing the hoaring for October 2nd. who peddled their produce on market day instead of taking it to the mar- thing and AM. Hutton will repprt ket. Bonncll Funnan wrote asking the council not to assoss them heavily on the extra tennis they used to take people to the grounds Curing the Fair. The committee-recommended that the rate be t2 a team. FIRES. it at the next meeting. The Royal Collieries, applied for permission to run their spur track across the streets of North Ward! The city solicitor will be in- structed to draw up an agreement giving them tHe privilege but safe St. provided the A JR. I. Co. did Chief o! the Fire Brigade Fowler. every J. J. Fur-man's horse. Clyde Wells, neat Ewjng's Limlxsr Dick in straight heats at the race track on Saturday. Able Young Man Enters the Field Rush Ceases At Land Office At 11.40 this morning the rush at the local land office was over. Three men came out of the office tucking their papers into their pockets and as they wont away there was not a man left in, the office or nt the doorway. This is the first time such a condi- tion has existed since before Sept. 1. Altogether 2G13 tickets were issued. Toronto, Pnt. ,S; pt. L. Mackenzie Kinc, depnty minister o! labor, accepted the Liberal nomina- tion for N 'rth Waterloo and sent in his resignation to the Hon. R. Le- micux, minister of labor. In hia resignation he says he desires an op- portunity of sharing in the solution of some of the larger problems af- f-o'inp industrial conditions. The red lights over the fire alarm lioxes have put in place. People should locate their nearest alann box rcnfn to operate the but not by experiment. ;