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Newspaper: Around the City - Edmonton
Various News Items
The Edmonton Bulletin
January 3, 1907
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AROUND THE CITY
Skating at Horner's rink tonight. Band in attendance.
The city police have been furnished with new fur caps.
W.H. Ketchum has entered the real estate business with Mssrs John Ross and Sons.
The annual convention of the Alberta Farmer's Association will be held in
Calgary on Jan. 9th.
The Young Men's Club of McDougall avenue church will be addressed this evening
By Mr. P.E. Butchart on "The Christian Man in Business".
The farmers in the vicinity of Fort Saskatchewan have so far this season shipped
25 cars of oats and 17 cars of wheat. Fifty cars of grain are at present in
sight for shipment.
Mr. W. Chowin will address the Young Men's Club of McDougall Church instead of
P.E. Butchart, Esq. The subject is "The Christian Man in Business".
The fees collected by the market clerk during the last week of the year amounted to $82.35, the week before to $87.00. Mr. Grierson said this morning that $75 was highest ever taking in during any week last year.
Mr. A.W. Foley, of the department of Agriculture, returned to the city on Monday
evening from Bowmanville, Ont. He was accompanied by his family and has taken a
house on Clara street. During his visit east he took in the -at stock show at
A number of typhoid cases are being treated at the Public Hospital. One typhoid
patient, Mr. M.C. Cary, who entered the hospital on Christmas Day, is seriously
ill. At the Misericordia Hospital four new cases of various diseases were
received yesterday. The hospital is fairly well filled, however, but there are
now serious cases.
The Public and High schools reopened today with a somewhat light attendance
owing to the severe weather. There were admitted to the primary standards 25 new
pupils. This number it is expected will be more than doubled in a week from the
present time. Quite a number of new learners were admitted in the upper grades
of the schools.
Misses Gorman, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Gorman, entertained some thirty
of their school girl frineds at the King Edward on Saturday evening. After the
supper the hours until midnight were passed in social intercourse, music and an
impromptu dance, and the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all present.
The clerks and managers of the various departments of the Acme Company held a
meeting last evening to discuss the business situation and to -- interests of
both employers and employees. These meetings were introduced by C.W. Marshall
about seven months ago when he became manager for Revillon Bros and intends to
continue with the new regime.
The January issue of Waghorn's Guide has already come to hand. This publication
as well as showing all tables of travel contains a great deal of valuable
information for the busy man. This issue particularly shows complete change of
Time talbes on the Canadian Pacific Railway and also contains a new map of
Western Canada brought righ up-to-date showing all new lines of railways and
The weather was the chief topic of discussion at the market clerk's office this
morning. Several who have spent many years in this district were of the opinion
this was one of the coldest --- they had experiences. Those who remembered the
winter of 1893 said it was 62 below on the flats by Donald --' thermometer which
was regarded as very reliable.
Deputy Minister McKenzie of the --ation Department has received re-- from the
gentlemen asked to act as the provisional executive in pre--tion of the program
for the Tru-- Convention to be held here this month. Each has signified his
intention to act. The members are Mssrs Alex Taylor, Edmonton; J.F. Fowler,
Wetaskiwin; R.J. Hutchings, Calgary; and J.H. Fleetwood, Lethbridge. It is
probable a provisional secretary will also be appointed.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh returned last night from Ontario.
Premier Rutherford has gone to Calgary.
Mrs. P.G. MacSween, 245 Sixth street will not receive on Friday afternoon of
Mr. L. Courtemanche of Montreal arrived in the city Wednesday night from
Mr. T.B.H. Henderson, of the department of Agriculture, who has been to his home
in Ontario for Christmas, returned to the city last evening.
Mr. A. Norquay of Winnigpeg who has been visiting his brother, Mr. Norquay of
the Dominion Lands office, has returned.
Mr. C.E. Barry, manager of the Bank of Hochslaga? in this city has returned from
a trip to the east and is staying at the Castle hotel.
W. C. T. U.
The W. C. T. U. Meets at McDougall church this afternoon at three o'clock. In
the evening a union meeting with the Royal Templars will be held in the First
HAS NO INFORMATION
W.A. Griesbach, who besides being mayor of the town, holds the position of
Lieutenant in A squadron of the Canadian Mounted Rifles, stated today that he
had received word from the Militia Department in Ottawa today to the effect that
no legislation had yet gone through the House with relation to the land grants
to South African veterans and consequently nothing is as yet known regarding the
conditions or regulations.
PRESBYTERIAN CHOIR CONCERT
A secular concert will be given by the choir of First Presbyterian church in the
church on Friday evening January 4th. The program will consist of vocal, violin
and pianoforte solos and choruses. Solosists Miss Tatt, Miss Hazel Anderson,
Miss Lillie Tillon, Mr. Heathcote and Mr. Synney W. Morris, violinist, Mr. Comar
Park; pianist Miss Maguire. Miss Hazel Anderson and Mr. Sydney W. Morris will
sing Balte's famous duet "Excelsior". Admission 50 and 75c.
The seniors will also have a workout tonight at the Thistle at 7:45.
The weather last night was too severe for the printers team and no practice was
The Bankers and Intermediates have a practice at the Thistle Ring tonight. The former get the ice at 6:30.
The certificates for the players in the city league have been made out and will
be handed to President Moore for signature today.
Harold Grady, the brilliant goal tender of the Edmonton Intermediates, is
expected home Friday from a short holiday in Macleod and will be in the
Strathcona-Edmonton challenge game if it is not pulled off prior to that date.
The Revillon team arrived home from Stettler yesterday afternoon. They were
unable to get on a match with Wetaskiwin last night, but are trying to arrange a
game with that team for Saturday, January 13.
Goal nets for the city league have arrived, and so far as equipment goes, the
league is ready for the opening game. Secretary Gillespie says the nets may not
look as handsome as the other fellows are using, but their wearing qualities are
In all likelihood Strathcona and Edmonton will meet again at Edmonton on January
11th in a contest for the Peterson cup. The challenge was received yesterday and
the locals will endeavor to have the game pulled off next Thursday.
The officers of the city league are still in the dark as to when the league
games will commence. To date they haven't been able to close and agreement with
the rink people as to what nights the ice can be had for matches and how gate
receipts are to be divided.
B---eld Sr., who was otu of the games on New Years Day, on account of an injured
knee, has almost recovered and will be out to practice in a few days. Deeton
will also be home this week from his holiday trip. With these men back in the
game Strathcona will have to go some to land the Peterson cup.
W. H. Ketchum, secretary of the Edmonton curling club, has just been notified
that J. M. Douglas, of Strathcona, has been appointed umpire for this district
of the Alberta branch of the R.C.C.C., and the date of the annual branch
bonspiel has been fixed for January 22nd at Calgary. The clubs forming the
Edmonton district are Wetaskiwin, Strathcona and Edmonton. A meeting of the
local curlers will be held in a few days to appoint the --s for the rinks that
will uphold Edmonton's honor in the games for the district championship. The
umpire has not yet announced which of the three clubs has drawn the bye in this
STETTLER SHUT OUT
Owing to slightly demoralized telegraphic communication it was late Wednesday
afternoon when Manager Marriet of the Revillon Bros hockey team had put it all
over Stettler a team received news that the store's the latter place on New
Years' night. The Revillon septette played gilt edge hockey all the way through
and won out by the handsome margin of 6-0.
L. Robinson of Edmonton refereed the contest and gave the best of satisfaction.
The Winners lined up: Goal, McGill; point, Reid; cover point, Holley; rover, C.
Banford; centre, Kent; left wing, Sibald; right wing, Miller.
Messrs Oogers and Harvey handled the team on the trip and are highly elated at
the showing the seven made. Stettler has a fast outfit and when they have played
together a little longer will give all comers a run for the money.
The visitors report handsome treatment during their stay in Stettler. After the
match they were tendered a banquet at the hotel where the usual round of toasts
were proposed and responded to and a first class time spent by all present.
Mr. W. J. Tompkins of Toronto has joined the Bulletin staff. Mr. Tompkins is an
expert ruler and comes from the Copeland Chatterson Company, Toronto. He also
has had considerable experience in England with the Putman patent business
Col. E. B. Edwards, Secretary of the Edmonton Canadian Club, has prepared a neat
card which he has sent with the compliments of the lcub to the older sister
clubs throughout the Dominion and wishing them a happy new year.
Premier Rutherford went to Calgary yesterday to confer with Hon. Mr. Calder,
Minister of Education for Saskatchewan, but owing to the critical illness of
Premier Scott, Mr. Calder was unable to meet the Premier. He returned last
The officers and members of the Alberta Poultry and Pet Stock Association will
meet at the hardware store of Jas. A. Stovel this evening to arrange all details
of the annual exhibition to be held next month. All breeders and fanciers are
invited to attend. Meeting at 8 p.m.
The annual meeting of the Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers No. 1 of Alberta
takes place in Hourston's Hall at 7 p.m. this evening. The election of officers
and general routine business will occupy the attention of members. After the
meeting a banquet will be held at the Prince Arthur Cafe. All members are
especially requested to attend.
Calgary Albertan - One Albertan was in the accident on the Soo line. He was on
the frieght the passenger ran into. The High River Times is in receipt of a
letter from W. B. Thorne who was a passenger on the ill fated freight train
which caused such a loss of life and property on the Soo line on the 23rd inst.
Mr. Thorne who was shipping horses from Chicago to his ranch, says in part:
"Just a few lines to inform you that I have pulled out of that awful wreck on
the Soo line near Enderlin. A passenger train ran into us and the result was
terrific. Nine people are dead and a great many are injured. Everything was torn
to pieces, cars telescoped, engines demolished and nothing but broken up cars
can be seen. In some miraculous manner I escapted, how I do not know, but I
received no injury and my horses are apparently uninjured, but they were badly
shaken up. Expect to be in High River shortly."
A. W. Taylor, Dawson City, is at the King Edward.
Hon. Justice Harvey of McLeod, is at the Alberta.