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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOL. III. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1908. NUMBER 47. A STREET CAR LINE FOR THE CITY Mayor Proposes That a Franchise Be Given (From Tuesday's Daily.) Lethbridge is getting the feelings of a big city. .Last night at the council liayor Henderson started' the discus- ion of no less a subject that a itreet car service. He did not ad- vocate that the city go into it now any time in particular, bu Bought that the matter should be :onsidered in connection with the lay jng of the pavement. He proposed tthat a franchise be given to some that would, be willing to ttdertake it. This franchise should post for lij'tecn or twenty years and .Tprovide that the city get a share of [the receipts. If this were done the company undertaking it couia lay Iheir tracks on'the streets when the Fine Crops At Warner Warner crops are fully up to (expec- tations, the yield's of winter wheat ranging from 39 to SO'bushels to the acre. Tenny Bros, whole crop went 48, A. L. Warner's averaged 40, Strong's and C-. B. Snappy's large areas went 39, while many small pieces on the homesteads went us high, as fifty to the acre. The spring wheat has not yet been threshed but is a fine crop. A lot of good set- tlers are coming hi this fall and many more are expected in the spring PROTEST ABOUT WATER DEPT. is being done. He made this on the advice of a'promi- it engineer who said that both and the car tracks should laid together. The Mayor remark- jed that a company had been organiz- ed and when the time was ripe would into the construction of a radial road reaching perhaps to Tab- and Aid. Hutton was opposed to giving la franchise to any company. The 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 then paying two. prices to buy them out later on. Aid. Macbeth said there was no necessity of paying two prices. to which Aid: Hutton "rejoined that they nearly always do. The Mayor thought Aid. Hutton's policy .a snort sighted one. If .the city cannot build j the railway because it has not got the money, give a company a chance if they want to. They take all the chances, -the city takes none but gets a. share of the proceeds if there are any. He maintained that the ques- tion should be settled before the pav- ing i of the streets is done. 'I intend to buy a, stone crusher and a steam roller before I leave the council if I ,said the Mayor. "Let us do permanent work "on the streets.'" This brought on a discussion as to the relative merits of gravel and 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 be 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- bridge is growing, it will have ten thousand by the end of next year. Complaints Of Excessive Charges and Delay In Making Connections COMPEL THEM TO FINISH WORK their money. It' was remarked also that the city had the plank for the curbing all distributed ready to be put in as soon as the finishing of the grading was done. The council was hot over the way the grading is be- ing done and there will be some i straight talk today: Ihe mayor says these contractors hardest to get anything out of that he ever had anything to do with. Grading Contractors To Be Brought To Time (From Tuesday's Daily.) The city council last night .had'1; series of petitions discussing: water and sewer. David King appeared; be- fore the council with a complaint ab- out the sewer connection given him to his brick houses on Coutts St. He claimed .that the sewer was put in the wrong way and the charges made were excessive. He did not'ask the council to decide at the meeting but to look into the matter and do what was right. The mayor assured Mr. King that if there is anything wrong with the bill it will be rectified. They would, do what was right. f Mr, Delc'hancy said he wanted sewer connection but .Sid not want to pay as much for it as Mr. King had clone. C. B. Bowman also appeared be- fore the council asking for the extend (From Tuesday's Daily.) "That whereas the street grading is unsatisfactory in that nothing is be- ing finished although plenty of new work is undertaken. "Resolved that the city engineer demand the completion of unfinished streets at once and if necessary take such action that will remedy the pre- sent deplcrable condition.-" This is the resolution which the final outcome of a- warm dis- cussion at the city council last night of the -way in which Janse Bros and MacDonnel are doing the work. Cunningham' started the dis- cussion by asking what hundreds are every day, 'why the streets are not being finished up and some of .the, sidewalks replaced. He described the condition Jo: the streets as dis- graceful and the rest of the council raised their voices in hearty approv- al, of the adjective. The mayor said that he and engin- eer Arnold had been after the con- tractors every day and did not know why they were streets. It was not then finishing the suggested that Haynes Proved To Be Best Man (From Tuesday's Daily.) H. C. Graden, the Nanton sprinter was not satisfied with the beating Billy Haynes gave him on Labor Day so the -local1' .runner '-gave him- another race which came off yesterday at the Athletic Park. The race -was very- close. Graden took the lead and held it, f sixty yards when Billy dug in for the honor of Lethbridge and .pull- t-d in at the 100- yard mark a foot and a. half ahead of his rival. Oraden was all in and collapsed at the finish and required medical attendance. The A MAGISTRATE FOR CITY ON SALARY City Council Discussed the Proposition Last Night More Eighteen Foot Walks time was 10 3-5 which is very good considering the- rough nature of the course and the strong wind that was blowing across th> track. A. E. Huro- phrus acted as starter and P. Ter- way of Macleod as Judge. T. Sim- ons and H. Pulley held the tape at the finish. Tlie victory of Haynes was very popular m the city. The race was strictly amateur, the only wager a prize between' -runners was a five dollar StetsonT hat. 5ion oi the sewer' on Ford utbill 225 feet toward Aehme'ad St. L-O several houses that are to be built there. The revvnut would the cost. When the Mayor of the city having to put up the at first, Mr. Bowman suggest- d a proposition- by which Mrs." White whose house would be served, would pay a part of the cost. The mayor promised to take the; matter up. Win. Williams had also a kick to register regarding the council's delay in getting the water" 'pipes to his house on London Road., which 'would also serve several other, houses. Aid- the council taka some action to help the engineer bring the contractors to time. One idea was to pay them j only for finished work and withhold j the money for the other work cs they j plainly not carrying out their I contract.. An inquiry brought out the! Jact that vthe engineer has power in agreement to put on teams and i .rhen to do work if the contractors do i: not do it and to. deduct the cost from I: HON. FRANK OLIVER TO SPEAK Hon. Frank Oliver, the able Mimstrr of the Interior and the best friend ever had in Parliament, at Otta- wa, is to address tthe electors of Lethbr-dsc'in dHvcr's Hail on Friday evening; October 2. He wiii speak at Medicine Hat on Saturday evening, Oc- tober 3. i (From Tuesday's Daiiy.) city will likely have, a stipen- diary magistrate- as a result of a discussion which took'place at the council meeting last night over the application of John A. McCaul. of Cardston, for such a position, he having in some way that the city was td appoint one. Although the council had not heard before that they had any such intention, several of them bad individually been think- ing: it would be a good thing. Aid. Hutton, the chairman of license and police, when the application-was read said that the city should have a magistrate of its own both in the in- terests of justice and for the sake of the reveaue 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 two are needed. A Stipendiary magistrate would always be on hand and he has the same power .as two justices of the peace. city would be money ahead, too, as the costs of the cases would re-. vert to the city.- In the course it was (From Tuesday's Daily.) More eighteen foot cement side- walks, will be laid. City Engineer Arnold recommended to the council that eighteen foot walks 8e placed not only on the streets already .con- sidered but also on Ford St. from Smith to Round and on- Redpath from Smith to Round. He advised also that in view of the paving to be done in the near future no ce- ment crossings be made on Round and Redpath streets but that tem- porary plank crossings be made. The council passed resolutions acting on these suggestions. COUNCIL IN A NEEDLESS FUSS Much Annoyed Over a Simple Request About a Site TORIES RAKE IHE CREED CRY stated that the magistrate gets ?2 and the, policeman making the arrest gets Si.25 in conviction. Some of the aldermen thoxight this item have important bearing on the salaries paid the police. Finally on the suggestion of the mayor. it was decided to chairman of license and "police go 'carefully into the whole matter and report. Canvass Against A. B. Mac- donald Because He Is a Catholic CJHIEF GETS AN INCREASE IN SALARY application'. Tlie mayor said that if that were showri him he would see to it that' "th petitioner got ample jus- Flew Miles Up In the Air Sept. the presence of the officials of the Aero Club a number of French and foreign o'lici- ;ils and aeroplane experts and n wildly cheering crowd numbering ten thousand, Wilbur Wright, the Ameri- can aeroplanist this aj'temoon wrest- ed the world's record from his bro- ther OrviJIrt Wright with a. marvel- lous Highf, of 1 hour, Ml. minutes and seconds covering in that time an actual distance of 53.OS kilometres or nearly 61 miles. The city council at their regular meeting last night, which was held in the Board of Trade offices, got t.hrcfufrb a lot of business in several Adams remarked 'that the-committee I-departments. All the members were had recommended this line twice but] Present except-. Aid.'Ives who was're- for .some reason- it" had never bec-n j ported to be out of town deatiatf done. The mayor-said that the eoun-iwrth the politics of a ffreater sphere, oil '.vas trying to catch up with the A.monfi; other communications was recommendations that had been done. I OTie from A. Bennett of Calgary, who Mr. Williams said that the service's j "wns a very considerable portion of 5 kiioAvu as the Dun that he was assessed much too hich but did not know until recently when he returned from England. Hft asked to his taxation reduced. The council will ask the assessor to determine whether or not it would "be iust to reduce Thos. Phair who owns some pr'ou- 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 London Rood. The engineer will report. WAXTS CEAfKXT WALK. Oeo. .J. Bryan the manager of the company which is building the brick block next to the. Herald office in- formed the council that lie was readv to pay half the cost of n cement side walk seventy feet long along the Duf- Council Acts Wisely In the Matter--City Market Favorably Coiri- mented Upon A Stores Department not object to their property in the made u. report of the fires of the year coulees being shut off. The board isl There had been nineteen fires up to- to be given, title to the streets and I date with a total' loss of (From Tuesday's Daily.) Great Reception To Premier Tilbury, Ont.. Sept. great est political demonstration ever wit- j ncssed in "Western Ontario and the largest gathering of any sort ever j convened in Kent or Essex counties .was the Ijiurier demonstration at Tilbury today. Xothing has ever j been seen hereabout to compare with j it. Besides the rejrula'r trains on two j railways, four .crowded special trains brought crowds from the cities of j Chatham and Windsor and from re-1 mote portions of the two counUes. j Sir Wilfrid's progress through rtir-i al Ositiirio has been a series of ova- j tions each outdoing the last in mas- i nitudc and enthusiasm. lanes with the exception of a strip twenty-five feet wide which is reserv- ed for "an irrigation ditclC The re- port was adopted. POOR ARC LIGHTS. Stipt. Reed recommended-that, the city purchase. '30 met- ers and that the city sign''a contract for a yearly supply of transformers. He reported that the arc lights are in bad repair and that it would be unv.-ise to spend money repairing them. He therefore "still re- commended, that each arc light be re- placed by two Tungsten, lamps. He had to huvo the lubes taken out of one of the boilers and new ends welded on. Repairs are being made at the power house. I fthc twelve foot walks on Round and Redpnth Sts. are widened, th-e poles will have to be moved and he recommended that an entire line be built. He asked that the council give lo- cations for twelve more Tungstttn .ights. The council agreed u> a.ll these proposals. There had been five practices.' In a letter dealing. with the early closing by-law, the City solicitor" ad'- vised that a test case be> made of one of the druggists reported to be selling goods under the ban of pro- hibited hours. This letter, however, in view of action of the council on a letter Mr. was filed nortimitv Claresbolm, Sept. local Conservatives 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 crj- to the effect that A. B. McDonald is a Roman Catholic and thus seek to arouse a religious .prejudice. This is going, it one better than wholesale .naturalization of the while posing as honest John and the working "man's friend. A. B. McDonald the Liberal candi- date, spent Sutfday at his home after a busy week, he appears cKeerful and confident. The writ'is expected by. the return advised that the council does not ing officer for this- district within af control the other lots and nothing day or. two, when active political op- erations will" commence in earnest. The Liberal Club here have engaged suitable quarters mid open house will be kept- .till the close .of the Able Young Man Enters the Field Toronto, Ont. ,Scpt. L. Mackenzie Kins, deputy minister of labor, accepted the Liberal nomina- tion for North Waterloo and sent in (From Tuesday's Daily.) At the council met ting last night a letter from, the militia department at Ottawa to Major Stewart 0. C., the local artillery battery was read in which it was stated that the site giv- en by the city for the armoury was safc isfactory but that its size left little ro'.irn for extension. The officer want- ed the major to report on whither the lots on either side were built on- or vacant. The armoury plans which accompanied the letter showed that the building was 60 x 80 feet. The mayor and aldermen 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. If .it was not good enough they could' buy one for themselves. The Barracks property is just across the street and should be available for a drill groun should be available for a drill grounds. He wouldn't monkey with them five minutes. Aid. Cunningham thought it unreasonable to, ask for more lots if that is what 'the letter meant. The mayor said that they got all they asked for. They wanted four lots and they got them. Aid. Cuning ham thought the _letter very indefi- nite and unsatisfactory while Aid! Macbeth thought that Aid. Adams, .who is also a major could attend-to the matter. Finally a motion was passed by which the department wil) more can be done in the matter. The mayor suggested that the Works and Property committee take it up with Major Stewart to try to find the-; authorities, TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Hon. Wm, Templeman was renom- ina'ted by Victoria, B. C-, Liberals. The first G. T. P. pasenger train left: "Winnipeg this morning. The lo- comotive" was christened and there were other festivities. 'Andrew Bahl, a section his .resignation to. the Hon. R. mieux, minister of 'labor. In his resignation he says he. desires an op- without any action being taken. A STOKES DEl'AKTMENT. Secretary Robinson asked that -i stores department i be fomied and a man placed in charge of it whoso duty would be not only to check ov- er the bills received, but to keep truck of the tools, supplies, etc., on hand to stop the leakage that is bound' to occur. He also advised that the city's paid monthly. The auditor from Winnipeg would be here 011 Thursday and he wanted him to start the books allowing for suggestions. The council 'thought it a good thing and Aid. Cunningham offered to give tho benefit' of his ex- perience in stores departments to the starting of such a department for tlw of some .of the larger -problems fecting industrial conditions. 1UUU1J CLEVELAND WON Cleveland. Ohio, Sept. land opened the Mow York series to- day with a 5 to 3 victory, going into first place. Detroit was beaten by Boston and Cleveland now "has a lead in the American lead of two points. NEWS AGENTS NOT TO BE AFFECTED near Kenora, Qnt., was killed by a train, Christian Miller., .aged. 15, Sask., was so badly mangled .by... a, team of runaway horses, that he died.. SIR FREDERICK NOMINATED Halifax, Sept. FwlericK. nominated by the Kinjrs- county Liberals today. For Halifax Wm. Roche and Michael the former rivmbtM's were noniinrtU'tl by tin: Liberals. iiM.m ht. side o! the block just ;1p ,r J i a. quest Messrs. ll.Uch Coons for soon a.s ihe walk is completed. The will be built, and put on -.lie next local improvement list. The chief of police reported that a number of parlies had paid fees for li sos for various purposes and the council voted to grant the licenses I had already boon grnntod, vp- j on Thu payment of I lie fees. Aid. Adams' waterworks committee i city. The mayor suggested that Mr. j will report on the .Granting- of the re- FurrLs who has been aSsistint Mr. Chief GiUespio is month. The license mittee marie that IXCREASI-; to get. his a. and police com- 'recommendation THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE IIE.VI) OFFICE, TORONTO B. E.' WALKER, President ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager ESTABLISHED 1807 Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, Branches throughout Canada, and in ihe United States and England QllUITQC Every facility afforded to farmers and IH.LOO ot-ners for the tl.ansaction of their Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection. and it passes. They also recommend-! efl of wajjos for the j nnd '-onstables but owing to a dis- cii.ssion having arisen concerning the fees they drev.- for running in drunks, -the eounci! did not adopt that clause pending further investigation. The chief's appointment of Constable .Rob- inson to take the place of Constable Crihb who is on the sick list was approved SKWKtt WATER The council adopted the report of a sewer extension of sewer line feet through Block II to reach A house of theirs. I -M.uiKKT j The market report presented In- market-masters Gib- j bon. called forth favor- able The Mayor thought 'he nuirkct. was getting along fine. I They wm; produce and people! to buy it. to which C'unning'haia that jiHlg-i.-iLV from the way Ihe was all talivn up On Sat- j lirday. rhey ha.'! mil more people j than produce. Aid. Ilution wanted j to know wliv ramp on the vacant. n The Mayor reminded Aid. Cunning- j I hiim that theix- should be a driver land engineer in tlie fire, hall but the j I aJdermsm replied thai; Chief Fowler I j hud just secured a, man that thev j thought couI'd perform the triple di- I i ties of engineer, driver, and careufk- i This Land must be Sold The Prices speak for themselves and I speak for the ,_____ .1 A j T D W i j by saying that it's Amendment To Be Made! A T P- A 1, and that land lo tarly Closing 6 all around these Bylaw tv Ajuong tho minor matters broug-hi, up after the council had gone out of committee u-jis the complaint T I' W.Half of Sec. 24.11.23 per acre cash, or at cash and balance in 4 equal annual pay. ments. I h And just in j would cost v> take a census of the passing he rcmarki-ri that it was Aid j city and who would do it. The May- ITutton's duty as'chairman of license j or snid that it was the intention to have the police do it this fall. All agreed that it w.'us a very necessary thing and Aid. Ifutton will report. it at the next meeting. The Royal Collieries, Ltd., applied for permission to run their .spur truck across the streets of North and police to see after the people who peddled their produce on market day instead of taking it to the mar- ket. Furman wrote'asking the council not to assess them heavily on the extra teams they used to take people to the grounds during the Fair. The committee ;recommended that rate he a team. NINETEEN FIRES. Chief of the Fire Brigade Fowler Rush Ceases At Land Office (From Tuesday's Daily.) At 11.40 this morning the rusn at (he local land office was over. Three men came out of the office tucking their papers into their pockets and as they went away there was not a man up an agreement' left in the office or at the doorway, the privilege hut safe- This is the first time such a condi- tion haa existed since before Sept. 1. Altogether 2615 tickets were issued. RAILWAY Ail Sec. 8.10.24. A great section with a railroad through al only per acre, with terms to suit. Ward. The- city solicitor will he in- structed to draw giving them guarding the interest of the cit, every way. W. R. Dobbin nooms I 2 Soutfiard Block if IL1L MONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS ;