Winnipeg Free Press, February 1, 1899

Winnipeg Free Press

February 01, 1899

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 1, 1899, Winnipeg, Manitoba VOLXXV WINNIPEG, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY I, 1899, NO. 188. THE MtW9. T11C Ontario leg-Mature opens to-day, n.lncess I'CTelliiunJ, of flulgnrkij, is W.S-L byc-flectlou bo 'flit In-Ill on 1'i'U- vnrtlnvcwt iMMH-hCTS P-lOCtOCl Offl- TUP The rinks nA-o cm ton in tlie Urcivry competition in l lie city on Ills Liuiilrf. -flie occupied the aticu- r i hf> oltv tlirti of rcunlo, of ironlretiU will nav deposltoi'B n trail. ilU'ldetul. II, McMillan, imwinclul trcjisiirar, liaa returned from In the bnutli. Itov. Berry, u ru-iunus Congrcsu- tionalHt divine, drupped clctul in Ltni- doii. The Uiscussotl by tlie hlsjli Joint commits ion at "Washing- ton i TUP North Clmlr comuany's at Owen was destroyed UlC, Several -Vi-'v Ycrk ri-gimenlh uiul M pin boats Iwvii bt-en orileVod to .UaiiiUi. UUP of the 1'li.MiUTS hi I'urrs in U; luive confL'rfaed to the theft of tho bnuk noLes, i i Thoniiw Tnyloft- 1ms resigned the JIaiiUolia chief Juslii-esliii) mul will reside By tlio V. S. tinny bill passed yester- day, tucni ui-e added to llio lav army list. The MoUiudists of Wi.ninli'cfe; will as- .slui tlieir Ifonti'ifal bretlinvn iu their J. G. lUitlierforO, M, P. a reception at u, CVivberry. bau- ijnet last Nominations fur tlio Now diunswluk KMierul elei'tliuia are on Fob, ILtli, tuui a later. The I'l'i'ucli pros'ornmcut Is ne'4'otiat- (nj; for an ni-iuy, fuul uiivy loan o[ OOl'.OOO on tho Lou clou inarkot.. JBS. Olwnic, of liuft boeu ;ip- pi'iuted gLMieral RuijeriuteiukMiL iif tlie jfslcni Jlvifsioii of tlie C. It. Tht1 Doukliobord in (iiiaTiin tilnc Have nfflL'Jx nil boon huuli'fl. Nu fresh Unyc1 boon discovered, The Canadian X. M. P. carried Irom Dawion td Hknysvay in nnd 10 hoiir.s, breaking, aU records. (loiufz will no't clisbciuJ Juys tlie Cuban (inn y unless lus ineai afo paid by tl-c Vuitetl Indications point to largo A GREATER MOVEMENT. INDICATIONS POINT TO A LARGE IM- MIGRATION FROM EUROPE OF THE BETTER CLASS No Further Trace of Disease Among the Quarantined Are Landed In Temporary Buildings; Others Leave the Ship To day -Date of the West Huron Bye-Eloctlon Visitors at the Capital. Ottnvra, Jan. Hon. Mr. Sifton. minister oJ tlio interior, has rccuivod tlio following dispatch from H. P. Arcli-er, rcjiresentutive or. tlio English committee, wlio remained tit Halifax when it announced the Uoukhobors who caiuo by the etciunov Lake Superior, vrcro to be ed. "All goee well; no further onsea nor trace of nny Thlrtnen hundred are landed and the balance nix remaining on the shLp until tem- porary buildings have been erected, will be in the course of two or thrco days." Agents ol tho govern- ment who went through from St. John to "Winnipeg with tho Dmikltobor trains have returned bo Ottawa, find report tho arrival of the immigrants in excellent condition. The "Winnipeg people, they say, gavo tho newcomers a reception equal in cordiality to that giver by the people of St. John. The universal opinion in the west Is that tin- Doukliobors will maku excellent Battlers. Advices received at tlie department of the interior indicate a' probable movement of a great nuin- bar of the beat class of Russian and (.lermai1 immigrants towards Canada at an early clay. OTTAWA VISTTO11S. Lieutenant Governor Forget and Mi1. Eois, of the Territorial government, arc in Ottawa. Mr. KOSJB will con Tor with Hon. Mr. Sifton In regard to In- dian affairs. T. 0. Davis, of i'rince Albert, is here. Premier Greenway left for "Wuiuincg to-day, "vi'TCST HUHOX KL1CCTION. At to-day's cnbiuct meeting the date, of tho West Huron bye-electiic-Ji was fixod. Xommntioius will held on Tuesday, Feb. 14. polling the 21.s-t. Tho victory of Robert the Liberal candidate, seems (.TIAMiK IN MAXAWlvKS. It is reaiorted. that C. Spencer, general superintendent of tho eastern division of the C. P. K., will be ap- polnted manager of Eouth system in place oi Edson J. Chamberlain, wlio hay retiigned the general ruanag- ON THE NEW ROAD Engineers Busy Locating the Ontario and Rainy River Line. Fprt Frances, Jan. Win. McCarthy came down from his camp qn Swell Bay last Sunday, arid spent A couple of days in town, a guest or tlio Alhertou hotel. The party working west, under Mr, Mc- Carthy, has located the line from the-head of Bad Yermllllou'hike to Bear's passage, at the entrance to JRed Gut bay. In about two weeks tliu line will be located to tjash point, when the work of taking soundings for the crossing will be commenced. The party working is now in Calm lake, so that east under Mr. the vicinity of the line of the ro'ad is now located frtnn Red Gut bay to Calm lake. country le- tweea the head of ticiue bay ami Swell bay Is very rough and broken and tlie construction of this part of the road will necessitate a great of rock cutting. From Bear's passage to Gash point the road will follow closely the trend of the Lake Khore, so that no difficulty In locat- ing tliis section of tho line is ex- pected. Mr. McCarthy started back on Tjiicsday, taking a team with him to assist In moving hLs camp to a point on .Grassy Portage bay. THE MARJf IME CAMPAIGN. Government Starts With a Decid- ed Election Dates Feb, n and 18. Ht. John, Jan. tho nominations for tho general elec- In tho province take place Feb- ruary 11 and polling on the hides arc yet unable to announce the names of their candidates in the vari- on BcounUeH. Tlie government starts with ouo decided advantage, us tlicir preparations for the short campaign avb more advanccu than tho arrangements. The opposition find it cliilicult to HH ure caiuhdatua in some constituencies, Especially bo iu Nor- DISASTER AT ROGER'S PASS A Snowslide Sweeps Away the C. P. R. Roundhouse and Station. Seven Lives Lost, Including the Agent, His Wife and Two Children. .Yancoiiver, 14 C., Jan. was here at sir o'clock thia oven- mauy to Canada In tho natir A great clejiio-n6.-tration of tlio estab- lished Claire h ot Iield tlaj-, denounced Hie praeLiccaj was created Jolin ol tlio lipttw class Ii'oui llutsaia and dor- f t. ei-s'hip to assume direction oi the Ogdensburg and Lake Cliamplalu and Jutland TV'ATEIi POWJCR. 'A deputation headed by A. IJrodenn from ilorrisburg to-day saw tho gov- Kenm, at ernnipnt and asked permission to ob- tho ;nr in England.. .V tcn-iblo u- Um the BlsAioo ol linn-1 Power iroai the MorriK- burg canal a local eleetriu light burp i plant, occurred yesterday I A delegation Irom Marrisburg, about Roger's Pass; tho 0. P. It. round house 2OO strong, another from Lindsay and one from Peterboro waited un Mr. Blair today, asking to be allowed to get water from the canals for town privileges. 1 i and dtnUou woro away by a niul seven lives wero iacludiug a r. K. agwit, lila. lainilyt and other THE WEATHER. Tlio temperature of tho last lev days shown no signs of abating mul with tho wind blowing- steadily from tlio north tho propecfcs for to- tlfiy will not create a demand for 'alii oi1 parasols. Tho official forecast calls for continued eold and. norther- 'y winild, and all thie- local indicationa go tt> show that tho weather man lias for once put it off. At 2 a. in. the thermometer registered 38 below zero. THE PROBABILITIES. and very cold to-day ami weather; vnrl- winds. tening snow; iioi-tlici-l.v winds, CIVIC LKOItiLATION. NORTHWEST BENCHERS of Election of Officers and Committees the Law Society. Jan. 31.-- At tlie first con vocation of the benchers of the law wxiiety of tho Northwest Territories, held at Calgary, committees OH rules regulations and and mcani were appointed, nnd after completing tholr UiLiors, ficers ol the the following1 dent, C. iramilton, Q. I'., ice-president. D. Betik, Q. C., Mie first election of of- 'jiety took place, when were clouted: PrDsi A meeting of the civic committee on gUliilion vais hold eveuLng, Aldermoii Home, clmirnuin; Mn- Mtutln and Kms. a.nrl City So- Campbell ia attendance. The iVn woro instructed to pre- tho measures dcwlred, TO simplify nciiuLrLug of titles to laud bought fi''lloLS; to __ ______ the sinking trustees and vewt the fund iu the e! I for tho licensing of 'vlrere; to mnenxl the dog 11- to empower the city njierate waterworks, the Electric Street ?y comjiauy to attach fenders wcoivBtruct, and to n theu. cars. STOCK AT IIATTLKFOKD. Tlie Battleforcl Herald says: Ironsiilo write to Geo. Day linve received the report oi s. tlioir inspector, as to tlie s-t 1. I atockei-8 inonton; secretary and treasurer, Nonn-nn "MoKenzie, liog-ina; etlltor, C. MoCiinl, Q. C., -Calgary; examiners, I J. B. fc-mUJi, Q. C., Calgary; Ford Jones, following commltteea svere (ippomteth Klnance, library discipline, Hon. F. W. Cf. Haul tain, attorney-general; Hon. J. (J. C., Calgary, and E. L. Elwootl, Moosomln. Examiners and legislation, i'. McCarthy, Q. (Jn" gary; C, F. P. Oonybeare, Q, bridge; and N. McKeuzie, lie porting and printing, N. Beck, Q. iC., Edino7iton; James McKay, Q. C., Prince Albert; and N. JRe- gina. The president is GX-oflicio a member ol each committee. After completing a large amount of rou- tine, tlit1 convocation ad- journed, to meet at the courthouse, iRegina, in Jinm next. It is the in- tention of the benchers to reprint the present supreme court reports, ami to report the decisions of tlu single judges as well as those of the full court. TROOPS FOR Kingston, Jamaica, Jfin. com- pany of the West Indian regiment WNS ing from Siipcrintr-ndcnt Marpolo at the scene or the disaster of a Tatnl Know elide en tho main lino of tho C. P. E. al; Eojger's Pass, the summit of tho Selkirlcs. The catastrophe occur- red O-t four o'clock in tlio afternoon, TJio roundhouse and station were swept away and seven lives were lost and two persons injured, A large force is engaged in tho re- covery of .the bodies and two havn on found up to the present. Several large Elides had taken place during1 tlie morning and early in the afternoon, thinnljerlaild. wiiorc ilon. I.. J. io, Hon. John H. r.urchcll, John O'Briou a-rid Charles P.. Fish will b'j the gov- ernment candidiitRs. The ticket has the .support of EobLiiBon, tlio Conservative iM 1J. Tho opposition selected a ticket but some ol the men declined to run, ami it ia'doubtful il there will be any opposition in this cuiintv. In Maxla- wasku. county no opposition candidates will Jllccly oiler. Howover, convfiiitiond uro now in order and calls have been sent by boith sides for party meetings to choose- caiiditiatob, tty Tue'sclny-neTtt all will probably uiinouncecl. (.ioorge E. Foster reached Freuericton today to take part in the campaign, DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. win-cmlburked today for Ear La does co re- An Owen Sound Factory a Complete Loss -Insurance Small. Owen ffonad, Jau, broke oat in the North American Chair com- pany's factory, about d o'clock this morning1. The whole plant was com plctcly destroyed. Tlie lo.sss ie in the aicighcorhood of Two hund- red iind eighty hands are thrown out of employment. origin of the fire is supposed to have been spoil taneous combustion. Two night watchmen are employed the whole year round, but the fire was first noticed by a party coming into town from a, dance. Tlie "night waa bitter ly cold, and the firemen could not wprk to advantage. Tpie ma clilnery and walls began to fall, and in two hours there waa complete ruin. Tjlie total insurance is 000. Of this is in the Mil find: Manufacturers', and each in the >Gore Bay and Perth Mu- taals. Hay Bros, estimate their total loss on buildings, machinery and stock, at SIXTY DISTILLERIES, The Important Industries of Kentucky Unite In One Company, Ivouisville, Jam, hns- Vje received here that tho deal combining al! the important distilleries in Ken tiioky into one great corporation hns been, about BIIC easel ally concludod in New York city. It has been known for somii tirne that all the individual owners had signified their williingncss turc tluelr plants to the com- pany on the terina offered, and it only remained to secure tho necessary cupitnl In Now York. This, accord- ing to tho advices to the lofnl distill ers, hnf- accomplished. The com pany iv to be capitalized at Tho combmatiooi includes epine aixty distillers In the various portions of tlK- with all outstanding to-iJw and all whiske-ye now in its CHINESE HAI1.WAY LOAN. Ixiiulon, 1'eb. Ttlie Times iu financial article to-day, announces that a Chinese five-per cent railwuy loan of h'u-s IHJOII arranged, tinco.nilitionally guaranteed by China IIJTMI on tlio Chinese; lintional railways. Chiliia lias given Creat Britain a pledge th-'it these railwayn will not be to riny WAH DUMB. s, Kx-Mnjor Ester hazy mul that it H quite satis- in force the garrison there owing to ngnir, appearjcd bsfore tho criminal H the- wintering of this class threatened rioting among the natives.] chamber of fir; court of aaboatiun tn- proves satisfactory it will add Tiroopfc will also 'be Barba-; day. He declared that he would not ly to the prosperity of the dis-' does to St. where similar continue) his testimony ton fore a trit- 'is tlie number that can be sup- i trouble is reared! clue ti> the contin- unal irom whicii tlie government limited bv the iniin- uancci of the widespread distrees. "r can be THJ-: SPANISH CABINET. Loadou, Feb. 1. Tim cabinet lias causing considerable damage to Ghecls of Glacier. Trains will bo held at Glacier and Donn Id until further advices, but tho officials expect to get thu line cleared during- Wednesday. Superintendents Mnrpole, Dueheenay and Wilson arson the spot and arc using every effort. Tlmso dean ore: Agent Cato, wife and two children, Operator Carson, ft-ino W-iper E. Kidlcy, and one person unknown. Tlio injured are two porsrmu whoso names arra not given, one: a lady. Thi.'-i in the most sorious slii'lo tliat hati j ooL-.nrrwl since tho first year of r.-cm- KtruKtioii, when twelve lives were lost in.1 tlio slide oast of this point. A RECTOR REPLIES An Eloquent Tribute to the Greatness and Prestige of Britain. Middle-town, X. Jan. 31. At Grace church on .Sunday morning, liecttir Kvnns contrudict.c-il tin rct-ont attack made by Mr. Uourke Cochran upon Knglnnd as, "The robber nation 01 tho Jlo pointed to the hi GIL I prosparity which haw followed in tho of British expansion almost all the world ovor. more notably in India, and in lOgypt and dcclaitxl that British rain been In most a blessing and not a bane. Ho quoted tho words ol' Admiral Uewey, wliich recently ap- peared in an pnp'r, to tho pi'feet that "tho imperial policy ot England was tho factor that had donn mo it to uivllixij tin? lie be- lieved intensely with tho Anglo- Saxon people of Kiighind and America, Uoil, the Groat Imperialist, had pl.nn- ncd to hiininiiliio the wlmlo cai'tli, and tlit? er.'i oi universal peiico would only come when they hat side- by side in couiit'JlH of tho nations, Miprr'nii1- ly powerful, Niipreincly pacific. Then there; would be no war, the argosies of coimnoi'Co would supplant tlm ironcladH of destruction and poneoful enterprise would go in and out through "open everywhere. Several New York Regiments Or- dered to Sail This Week for the Philippines. NEW C. P. R. OFFICIAL. Mr, James Oborne, Assistant to the Vice President, Leaves For Winnipeg in a Few Days to be General Superintendent of the Western Division. Montreal, .Inn. 31. Mr. O borne, ailjwtaiiJt to Mji'. T, Wlmu.eH- ncsisy, vk-e president of, the C. P. R., liar- received a promotion, n.nil leaves in a days U? begi'ii hiis work aw general superintendent of the west- err division! at tho 1'. P. H., with head- quarters at Winnipeg. Mr. O borne is rn'pidly rising in tlie railway world. H'f> ucgun Hfo as ai boy tlie T.Ji. frotni tlieyre he wcnlt to tho of- JJr. Shaugh'iuJHwy, the ice dcnt. of the C. P. 11., ;nicl rapidly rose there- to the jiofsitLoiii of car account- ant. From' tills plncb ho waw jiroinot- eii to bt> b'niieriiitendent al the car vico departnient, and otnly two or thref- years ago he ,-IK- 1x> the vico yailfl for England, Feb- ruary Sth. THE tltm' 8 PUOTKSTS. to Dipilomatic that tlie Sultan Is about tlie powers against tin.1 system and to Turkish suzerainty over agreed to undertake tlie restoration of the constitutional guarantees and alec to add an exportation board to tho miuifftry of state, upon wWcli the intereatw of all classes of will represented. deprived tne control of the Dreyfnfl iiinutry. Tho court upon Jiis testifying, but failed lo induce him to alter his l-'OR ANOTHER YEAK. Cairo, Jau. the powers have agreed to the prolongation of tho mixed tribunals for a year from to- i i WONDERFUL ADVANCE. President Crathern, of the flon- treal Board of Trade, Speaks on the Past Year's Business. Montreal, Jan. tho annual meeting1 of the board of trade to- day, President James Cratheru waid, In the course of his the fol- low Lug words: During tho forty-five years I have baea actively engaged In busiiibss as a merchant In this city I Wave passed through inamy fccas'ons oC meuciiTitllo and financial