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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
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 bnsinfc.ss, 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 th.it 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 t-.cr- 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
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