Winnipeg Free Press, November 12, 1900

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - November 12, 1900, Winnipeg, Manitoba VOL. 26. WINNIPEG, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1900. NO. 109 SUMMARY. ___ to the valor and value of the uomit'-'l i-itles conlinue to be re- tue days' uKhtlns under >n. at tin- Komatl river, 16 ot 'WITS raptured. but after- released. The lost all ammunition and convoy at this anil their Iraitern narrowly The mounted rifles and sail for boine Dec. 1. capture. .eu member? of the first eou- irnul t.i the city Saturday, n attacked by fever; has been attacked by ilitlon SI'--S is wo DOMINION ELECTIONS in Winnipi'R. The tiwn of Wren, Ohio, was almost en- tirely destroyed by fire. G. Dun. heail of the mercantile flra c; Dun Co., died in New York. persons were killed and 15 wound- in a railway collision ill France. TT. .7. liry.'.n has declined a lucrative position on a Deliver paper. S. VauSant. Republican, was elected gov- ,rn-.r of Minnesota, by a small majority. Srveri! aristocratic gentlemen were fi-.-tfil mayors of leadius KacMsh cities. Iho trial i.t the anarchist who attempted ill! the Shah of Per-ia has commenced FOUNDERED IN BAY OFJFUNDY Loss of the Yarmouth Line Steamer Monti- HEROIC BRITISH SAILORS. How Crew of Torpedo Boat Destroy- er Otter, Bcscued Their. During a Terrible Typhoon. Hong Kong. Nov. Ii. A typhoon I struck the town last evening and raged I until moring. The British river gun- I occurred among Uie native craft. Saved by Heroic Crew. Out of 37 Persons on Board Lose Their Lives. Tin- Liberals of Winnipeg will assemble ii. tbe opera house this evening to con- Mr. Sifton on his victory in lit !iU spe.-ch at the Giiiklhall baniMict, ! Salisbury annotmteil his early re- Halifax, N. S., Nov. Tar- mouth line steamer Monticello was lost at sea at 1 a. m. yesterday in a terrible gale which blew in the bay of Fundy. She foundered off Cran- berry head, 10 miles from Yarmouth. Of 37 souls on board 33 are believed to have perished. The Monticello left Westport yester- day morning on her usual trip from St. John to Halifax via bay ports. Two life boats were got away from weather was not at all bad. The sea in fact was very smooth to Petite Passage. I saw Captain Harding, who said ho thinking of putting into Digby before reaching Petite, but about half an hour before reaching there the weather looked liner with i indications of the wind haulinfi to the northwest, and he concluded to try to reach Yarmouth. By time we reached Cape St. Marys, it was blow- Ins strong, but the ship made fairly good weather all through the night. This morning at 7 o'clock ive_ were about five miles from LAKE STEAMERS SOLD. Dnloth Fleet Purchased by American Steel St. lawrcnce Canal Steamers Among Number. Duluth, Nov. Amercia'n Steel and Wire Co. -has just bought the fleet of American S. S. Co. of Duluth, paying There are 12 ships, including the four largest vessels on the lakes, six others of 000 tons each. Two years ago these vessels cost the American Steamship Co. about ACQUITTED OF MUBDER. During the typhoon the British frora to 7.000 tons capacity and gunboats Tweed and Fire Brand, and st canal ships o2 the -oast defence ironclad Wlvern, were In great danger as they were dragging their anchors and the Fire Brand was shipping heavy seas, and rapidly filling. All fired distress sig- nals, -and the British torpedo boat destroyer Otter proceeded to their as- sistance. It was a dangerous under- taking, owing to the furious sea and the great masses of floating wreckage. The Otter succeeded in saving the crow of the British dispatch boat Sandpiper, with the exception of one man, "and -the weather moderating she also saved the other vessels men- foiled.. London, Nov. to .the Hcmg Kong correspondent of the Daily Mail Ohe American ship Benja- min Sewell, A. M. Sew-ell, which at Hong Kong prior to Sept. 29 from Freemantle, which she left Aug. 9, driven ashore during the :yphoom Friday night. the sinking vessel but only one reach- Light. After finding Care Forchu his position, ed the shore. A large metallic boat, Cant Harding decided to run for the full of people, including the passen- gers and crew, US all told, and in charse of one of the officers, did not reach the shore. She must have found- ered as. it was not seen again. The saved are Capt. A. N. Smith, of steamer Pharsalia; Stewardess Kate Smith; Quartermaster Elisha Cook, of Yarmouth; and Third Of- ficer "James B. Fleming, of Eennant. Among those supposed to be lost are: Capt. Harding; A. E. S. Eldridge, and Herbert Poole, also of ,n .c02 crockery merchant, Yarmouth; Miss Macdonald and Herbert Poole, also of Yarmouth: N. C. Hopkins, chief stew- ard S. S. Yarmouth; Purser Olive, of Prince Edward. She had about seven passengers aboard and 30 of a crew. Shippins men are harbor, bui found it impossible to get the ship before the wind, although he used every endeavor to do so. The ship was nosv making waU-r and we began to jettison cargo. Seamanlifce Caaduet.. "After emptying several casks of kc-rosene oil. to smooth (.he waters, and as the water continued to gain we decided to take to the boats. This was about 11 o'clock this morning. After getting two boats out on the port side, we placed all the women, three in number, in the first boat, and in five minutes after the boats had cleared the steamer, she gradually settled down on the port side and dis- appeared. I saw steam escaping, but. if there was an explosion of boilei-s, I was so engrossed with my boat that I did not notice it. The flres in one boiler had been out for two hours, iiiun awaiting with dread news i having been put out by rising water of the disaster in the bay of Fundy. I in the hold. There were no scenes ot At 6 o'clock last night a 20 mile gale I confusion, everything was orderly ana set in from the south and at o'clock there no excitement -whatever, the meteorological office reported a i Captain Harding and all the omcers le gusts. So j aui their duty to the last. The cap- liave been re- tain assisted us in getting our boat a'vay and the last I saw of him he was'standing by attending to putting her into the water. Capt. Harding s American liner St. Louis eneoiinter- vioit'Ut weather crossing the Atlantic New The Manitoba government has dismissed the old same guardians, except yae, ami ai.poTnted a new list. Tbe sbeiirv's posse succeeded in captur- the Montana desperado wlio murdered at Spring-dale. Th.- It. steamer Empress of Japan, i i- bf-'-n repaired anil continued its jonr- r.-y ;o Japan Saturday ni.uht. The Conservatives are jealous over tbe promotions in :he Ilritisb cabinet T.tiu-b iiave fullen tr> Unionists., Yaniinuth st.-amcr Monticello fouu- .1 ia the Jiay of Fundy and out of 37 un board 33 were lost. Tin1 lioiuiuion revenue for the quarter Oct. 31. is nbovr the ax- I-'-p'lit-irp for the same p.Tiod. He three masted seh.wmer. Myru O. was wrei.bed In Vineyard Sound, and six lives losr. The Bond. 01- Liberal party in Newfonud- bus secured seventeen members: the have only one to date. C. I'. R. train bringing Lord Stratb- to Ottawa fi-om Montreal, made the i'-Kn-e. 312 miles, in 100 minutes. members of H.ily Trinity church, tlie year of 'he xsterntp of their pi-fseut rector. V. Fortiii. fti-riDi n terrible typhoon near Hong the crews of tlu-vc British war ves- v-Pre gallantly rescued by the men of I'.ritisb, boat destroyer Otter. ffc'.' American Steel Co. tins purchased (tie American S. S. Co., of Du- payiai; over for the vessels, tin- on tlie lakes, two St. Lawrence canal boats. mite gale with UO mile gusts. far no other disasters ported. BIr. Fielding's JEscapc. Mr. S. Fieicilng. Dominion mm- i ister of finance, had taken passage on the steamer Monticello, but fortun- ately had not gone on beard. The City of Monticello made weekly conduct was seamanlike throughout. The Struggle to Safety. the s. earner foundered we were driven to the land by the tern- trips between Halifax. N. S.. and St. fi.0 gaJe and landed at Pembroke, John X. B., calling at Yarmouth ana about four miles away, in a very neavj other ports. The steamer was lost i SUrf, our boat being broken 'to atoms m about 10 miles from Yarmouth on her handing. Murphy, the second mate, ,-ay there frorir -9tr- lady passengers dswvn- he port at 11 o'clock on Fri- d. day morning-. The storm, which start- ed" that night was still blowing a hur- ricane Saturday. The steamer mane her way across the Bay of Fundy in saved were a thrown upon the beaoto, and it was only by a miracle that we escaped the fate of the other .three. t way .-.escap e of the fierce southeaster and wan Was atter a severe struggle tnat four miles off "chegoggin Point, one tve 'gavned a place of safaty. The of the capes in the vicinity of Yar- and the stewardess received mouth. It was found that water was slight injuries in landing. The last pouring into her 'hold. It did not take sa.w of the boat she had fjULLL 111 ii 1I1LV II lli-'iu.. J-v im.i, wt- vi. ai-a many minutes to show that there was )Uieij With waiter, and we tear cnere no hope of the steamev reaching port. Js no hope of her occupattts being sav- She was beyond control ec1. Several of -those tne _ _ i i__i Knit-c hnt: ttiere is steam had on. Drifting on the Bocks. rapt. Ha was decid' forlorn hopu _ surf to the shore. One of the pas- sengers was Capt. Norman Smith, of ,vc..t the Battle line steamer. Phai-Fa'.ia, boat are buing washed ashore now lying at St. John. The two boats to-nig'ht. T.he numoered were "launched and one of them was about 10 and all were Maritime JrYo- rding had two boats, and it no responsibility of any of th lope of geltin'g 'though the Bodies Washing Ashore. uhe shore. One of the i The bod-ics of the unfortunates wno was Capt. Norman Smith, of went down on the Montieello on her James Hardy and Elmer Milter, of Anoka, Minn. Not Guilty; of the Death of Three Members of the Wise Family. St. Paul, Nov. Hardy and Elmer Miller, the boys tried at Anoka, iUnni., on a charge of ha.ving murdered ithree members of the Wise farnilyt were acquitted 'tb-day, the jury having been out all nig-ht. The weight of evidence against them seem- ed overwhelming from the start, a.nd the result is a matter of surpirse, CAME NEXT TO PAARDEBERG Tribute to the Saving of Smith-Dorrien's Rear Guard by Canadians- Brilliant Defence. New YorJt, Nov. a 'dispatch dated London, 1 a. m., Mr. Ford, cabl- ing the New York Tribune rejrardins; like men who have nothing to lose and nothing left to live for and are resolved to die game. While this final exhibition of genuine Dutch courage ---W------------ Wl the South African war, says Fresh commands British respect, there Is no details of the engagements in the I turning back from the relentless pur- Transvaal show that the Boers are suit ofjhe scattered bands, flg'hting with remarkable courage and energy. Dewet's battle with Legallis and Delisle was most stubbornly con- tested, and the guns were abandoned only after a display of desperate valor. Smith-Dorrien's fighting with Sir Mild Measures are Fast. Alfred Milncr has sounded fresh warning against sedition in Cape Colony and the military critics at home are crying aloud for Kitchener and scientific measures oC dealing with the Boers. As they cannot con- tinue the struggle without obtaining the Boers near Belfast lasted 48 j food, horses, arms and recruits, rig- hours and his rear guard were only i orous policies are advocated by which saved by a brilliant, defence, conduct- ed by the Canadian dragoons, whose miiitary journals suggests that every placed in charge of Capt. Smith. In ;t with him were six others. The'.-e was room for more, but the terror- stricken pas-scngers and crew hesitat- ed to leave the ship. That moment was fatal, for the boat put off and left those on board to their fate. The second boat was launched at the same time, but no one knows who got into her. Capt, Smith's boat had got only vince men. oC Life Placed at 48. dispatch from Yarmouth much heav- received __steamship City ol Mon- i foundered off Cape Fou'.-ehi. went down with the ed vessel. The City of Mon- plies between Yarmouth and Another places the loss of life a It says: Word has gallantry vied with the valor display- ed by the Canadian continr-ent at Paarderjerg. were heavily reinforced in these operations and not only hung persistently upon the rear and flank of the British column, but even charged on their horses in front at close quarters. This may be the courage of despair but it commands respect. Desperate. Dutch Courage. The Boers are losing men day by day, but now they are broken up into small bands without artillery or transport they have, marked facilities for carrying on guerilla war fare and are persistent in keeping in a hopeless struggle. "While they carry little food with them every farm is a store house for them where they can ob- tain supplies and fresh horses. How they contrive to obtain supplies of ammunition is a mystery. Their stubbornness in refusing to yield to the British cannot be explained by the illusions of Mr. Kruger's mission in France or ill-founded hopes Jthat Bryan's triumph helpful to them. a few yards away from the City of Results to Date of the Gen- ial Elections in New- foundland. st. John.s> N.flcU Xov_ 10__The com_ polls of St. John's West, in the een9ral el.-ciions just held, thPee LiberalE have been 1 K.', y :ln aggregate plurality of as against -15 obtained at the ebctioni- u-'ijv asal'-iw i K'lt103 as lhe ff St. John's Bast also successful, gMJng er election. This '1 vanishing point ng the three candi- concede that Know a> ,besitles e men already elected, has secured 7 Jiacentis. Kurt in. Fortune. The Liberals claim of the 3i> seats in Uie full the sea. I waters. Recent storms have Fonr Were these unusually dangerous. The Those below the decks were caught place where the Monticello struck is in the torents of wjite'.- rushing up at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, from great holes in the ship's bottom whe'.-e the waters of thu bay join and pouring down her hatches ami those of the Atlantic. There are companion ways. Tho other boat was many reefs and shoals at this spot not seen after the steamer went over. the currents are many and That in charge .if Cnpt. Smith lived changeable, it -being one of the worst for only a few minutes, but it carried places on the coast. Thi; gale last them along on the crest of a great I mg-ht kicked up a tremendous sea and wave till ic broke on the '--ocky beach at the same time the vessel struck and all hands were thrown into the i the waves were beating upon the surf. Three of them wore carried up rocks and sending spray for hund-.-eds to the shore, where they were able j feet over the land, to hold on and were sufe, but Elsie Monticello was on her way from McDonald and Second Officer Murphy gt_ John to Yarmouth with a full and two women passengers were tl-awn back by the undertow. The next wave threw the McDonald girl high and dry on (.he .shore, but Mur- phy was hurled against a boulder and instantly killed. The others were not seen ugaln. Those who were sav- ed sustained only slight injuries. Capt Smith's Statement. Captain Smith made the following- statement to-night "Wo left St. John at 11 o'clock, on Friday morning. The freight and a fairly large passenger list. Just before she foundered an attempt was made to rea.-h the land in a small boat in charge -of the and it contained Third Officer Fleming, a stewardess named Smit'h and three passengers. This boat wns smashed by a huge boulder, che occupants being hurled high upon the beach at Pembroke uninjured. It is believed these are the only surviv- ors of the 40. might have been They are fighting fresh recruit from Natal and Cape Colony caught with arms in his hands should be tried by court-mar- tial and shot. Other suggestions are that every enemy found in British uniform or making foul use ot the white flag or Red Cross should be hanged. It is also urged that the districts must be swept of any cattle horses and sheep, that farm houses must be burned and the seditious pop- ulation deported, so that raiders wil" be unable to carry on the war. Gen Kitchener is expected to do all these things since mild measures have been tried without effect. tTtterly Bonted. New York, Nov. Isasic N Ford referring to reports of the latest defeat of Dewet, says Col. Legal- lais, who commanded the British force in this brilliant action, was killed. He was one of Kitchener's men who greatly distinguished himself in the Khartoum campaign, was one of the best military officers In the British army and was only 39 years of age Continued on Piige Five. "ANYTHING TOBEAT SIFTON" Evidence of Gross Act of Bribery in Behalf of Mr. Macdonald. A letter has been received by Free Press from Mr. W. H. Hastings, who is said to be the organizer in the acts of bribery and corruption or thu part of the orgamzaition ami sup porters of Mr. Macdonald. In on an elector who resides at Portag Manitoba for .the Conservative party, j la Prairie was paid ?15 in cash th denying a statement of the Free Bres GREETING TO THE MINISTER Liberals Will Publicly Welcome the Hero Brandon at the Winnipeg Theatre To-Night.. election have also been invited which Liberal candidates and other Walter Scott, the hero of Western has wired his acceptance and his presence will undoubtedly be one of the of the evening. A. number of Invitations have been sent out to prominent Liberals and their ladies to take seats on the platform. The chiif.r will be taken by Robert Muir president of the Winnipeg Lib- eral 'association, at 8 o'clock, after prominent Liberals will give brief ad- dresses. Mr. Sifton will the speak- here, er of the evening. It is intended that only an hour and a quarter shall be allowed for the speaking, after which all present will have an opportunitv of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Sifton per- sonally. A first class orchestra has been secured and the proceedings will be interspersed with vocal and or- chestral music. The stage will also be appropriately decorated with flags, bunting and flowers. The time for making the arrangements has been that an elector who lives in Winni- peg had been paid nis fare to go to vote in Brandon and that he was given an order on Mr. Hastings for a sum of money, which order was cashed by Mr. Hastings in Winnipeg on FriUa.y. Mr. Hastings stated that he desires so far as the article refera to him to give it a most emphatic and unqualified de- nial. He says: "Ni> person was paid a sum of money by me yesterday, or at any other time during the late campaagn upon an oa-der signed by the Macdonald men of Brandon, or by the Conservative association of Bran- don, or by any individual Conserva-tive of Brandon, nor has any such order been even presented to rne for pay- ment." It is understood that Mr. Hastings had cashed the order, but if he has not done so It in no way les- the gravamen of the charge, as it stration of many gross corruption of tlie opposition campaign in Bran- don. As Mr. Hastings demands the reproduction of the order, the follow- ing copy of it is given with the name of the voter in the mean-time struck out: VIRDEN ROLLER MILLS. D. 3. Craig, Proprietor. W. H. Hastings, Esq., Wpg. Mr.---------says he paid his fare paid fare back to Winnipeg. You can settle with him about tbe fare here. (Sgd.) W. D. CRAIG. Mr. W. D. Craig is the president of the Virden Conservative association, and the document over his signature that the voter was paid his fare from Virden to Winnipeg, and authorizes Mr. Hastings to pay the voter his fare feom Winnipeg to Vir- den. If Mr. Hastimrs denies all know- ledge of the order, and he does go so far as he has a know- was brought all the way from Brit dsh Columbia to vote ior Mr. aid, to avoid being sworn at the po wihere his name was on the list, where they would have him ther to he suy had under been oath paid askemcsr Sturdee declared Mr. A. G. llair, minister of and Col. os. J. Tucker elected. Mr. Blair's ajorlty over Mr. Foster was 997, and Tucker's was 770 over Stockton. Ul camdiates delivered addresses. Toronto, Nov. returns in Perth put MacLaren's majority at 280. MeGowan's majority in Cen- re Wellington is 251. Bell's majority n Addington is 519 with five polls o hear from which may reduce it. Mr. Jas. Sutherland's majority in Xorth Oxford is with a number of polls to hear from which will in- rease it to Leighton McCarthy's majority in North Simcoe was JtcGugan's in .outh Middlesex McNeil's in forth Bruce officially declared Sat- urday was three. Arc Sot Conservatives. Toronto, Nov. should be noted that Calvin, elected for Fron- tenac, and Thornton, member elect for West Durham, defeating Beith, are both Independents rather than Con- servatives. Calvin's principal ground of objection to the government is that its tariff reduction was not se- vere enough. He favors the British preference and has expressed disap- proval of Sir Chas. Tupper's far fetch- ed proposition to demand a return for the preference. Thornton in his pub- ic address made before the election declared he was unpledged to either has a majority of only four ever Caldwell in North Lanark and it is understood recount will be asked for. Both this ridinc and North Bruce may yet be added to the Liberal column. Mr. Fielding's Beccption. Yarmouth, N. S., Nov. Fielding, minister of finance, met -with a treat ovation on 'his return here. dresses. A pleasing feature of th.- evening was the presence on the form in the khaki of Trooper John McDougull. of Strathcona's The young lad is a son of Rev. John McDougall and had been invalided home, arriving the day of elections. His introduction by Chairman was the signal for deafening cheei-s which were caught up again anil again. At the conclusion of eat-li address the band played a selection. About 10 o'clock the chairman throw the meeting open and nearly member of the house came forwuy.l and shook hands with Mr. Oliv'-r. The meeting broke up with cheers lor the Queen and Mr. Oliver. The member elect left by the mi-1- night train for Golden, B. C.. he will make his first speech in favor of candidacy of Mr. W. A. Gallil-.ei-. of Rossland. Mr. A. L. Sifton, wli.i has also gone to assist Mr. Gallihvr. was announced to speak last night in Fernie, B. C. THE RESULT IN SELKIRK. Still in McCreary's Major- ity Five With. Three Northern Polls to Report. The polls at Fairford, Fisher Hiver and The Narrows still remain t6 be heard from and until the returns arc received the election in Selkirk still remains more or less in doubt. At present Mr. McCreary leads with majority of five, and there is every reason to .believe that this increased and that his election he Li great ovation He held a reception hotel yesterday and at the Grand returned last night to Shelbourne for the declara- tion to-day. MTr. Denial. Belleville, Nov. Corby es- pecially denies the statement that he offered to resign his -seat for Sir Chas. Tupper. V ,Wrlt lor Nlplssli.g. Q'tawa, Nov. writ for an election In Nipissing bus been issued. Nomination will take place on Nov. and electi-otn on Dec. 5. Strath- cona was here yesterday, had a long interview with Sir Wilfrid Lau- rler sit the premier's residence. Other sure. The official figures Cor son-.e 27 polls were received yesterday frum Che .returning officer and these -showed a slight difference as compared the 'former figures, but in Mr. M.-.- Creajry's favor. Word was received from Stonewall last evening that the driver who had gone out to in the deputies from the three polls with their ballot boxes and returns would not return until this evening as the roads are very bad and -he had other places to which to go. The fol- lowing- table gives the latest revisod vote as far as can be learned: So. Poll 16, 3..-.. 13, W, 4.. 21, 18, 4.. F... Icelandic 1 Big Island school..... hall, Lundar school...... school...... Boy school Eiver........ Narrows Andrew's.. Andrew's.. W. school B. school Govt. Opp. .....mj 1 Hhni I.T -11 IS 4 52 IS I'l 1. lit terday. tvvale school St. Peters---- mons takes place to-day. Dyment, .7 Liberal, and Boyce, Conservative, are the candidates. The complete returns The Algoma; Election. The Algoma election for the Coin- il'lmi Ill i 4-.' ..mi It) SI to Brandon, was voted in Uie to of Brandon on a This vote cost Mr. Mecdorjald's campaign fund over ?100, paid contrary to law. There is no question whatever that there was bribery corruption -in their grossest form employed era be- half of Mr. Macdonald in the attempt to deteait Mr. Softon. "Anything to beait was the cry, and noth- ing was left undoine, from private slander ito public m-isrepreaen.ta.tion, from the payment of small sums to voters to the payment of large sums. There is no use in any agent of Mr. Macdonald's assuming an air of vir- tue Everyone of them in the city ot Winnipeg knows that Mr. Macdonaid was never elected to the House of Commons by fair and honorable means. On each oX the two occasions when he induced the returning officer to declare him elected, the election was carried by bribery amd corruption m all their forms. Personation, Intimi- dation, payment of money not to vote and payment of money to vote, the use of money and the use of liquor, all -the debaucherv and corruption known to the Conservative managers In Man- itoba were parcticed to aecun: Mr. Macdonald's return. It is not sur- prising, therefore, that tJiese methods -were employed in Bra.ndon in the en- deavor to eiect Mr. Macdonald. In- deed the Ceaiseirvative managers m Manitoba know ihow to carry elections Lg HIIT til 1 HiiS i lell tm short, but active committees I ledge of it. even if it has yet been have been appointed and it is deter-i presented to him for payment Mr. mined th ii the reception to Mr. Sifton Craig would certainly not deny that shall be a grand success. No Liberal he gave such an order or that he paid in the city should miss this oppor- tunity of hearing and becoming per- sonally acquainted with Mr. Sifton, the member elect for Brandon. Ohe voter his fare from Virden to Win- nipeg. More than this, there is evidence which could be produced of numer- in one way, the corrupt way. But .ui ..-j _____ of 'public them is too strong to be over- come by these methods, none are so ready to charge their opponents being guilty of Dhose practices m which they themwives experts. It Is bad emougih, in a'l conscience, to have fraud, bat let the corrupaonists and the ballot stuffers, the persojiajtors and the bribers, leave aside Chi; cloak of hypocrisy and that assumption of virtue which gives Uiose win know tiie facts a somewhat tired fee'.lng. of polling are not expected for sev- eral days. The re-election of Mr. Dyment seems certain. CALGARY HONORS OLIVER. Splendid JGccention' to Mem- to the, liberal Ma- Jority as Tindicatlon ot Lanrler's Patriotic 1'olicy Wi'l Speak at Golden. Calgary, N. W. T., Nov. torch light procession and mass meeting in the opera, house was Calgary's tri- bute -to Mr. Frank Oliver, M, P., elect last night to celebrate his return to the House of Commons with a majority double that of his previous election. His previous majority over a weak man was 7S4. His present majority was over a fluent candidate, whose cause was espoused by several able speakers. At 8 o'clock an immense concourse gathered in front of the Alberta hotel with torches and drays loaded with fire works and the procession moved down Stephen avenue amid flaming torches and a scintilation of a thousand variegated rockets. At the opera house the fire brigade band struck up patriotic and popular airs while crowds of Liberals, both ladies and gentlemen, soon filled the house from top to bottom. Mr. A. Allan, president of the Liberal association, in a witty and tasteful speech, intro- duced Mr. Oliver, who was received with cheers which did not subside for many minutes. Mr. Oliver made a very modest and, becoming acknowledgement the honor done him and paid an eloquent tribute to Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the patriotic policy he had pursued throughout the campaign and his pre- vious tenure of office. The result from Brandon was an emphatic Condemnation of Slanders, so persistantly circulated against the minister of interior. He then thanked the Liberals of Calgary for their loyal support and pointed with par- ticular pride to the fact Cardston in the extreme south shown its appreciation of Liberal principles and practice by giving him I majority of 200. It was a Liberal majority. He complimented the lad- ies on their presence and beautiful decorations of the opera house which was tastefully draped with flags and curtains and adorned with mottoes and a profusion of flowers. Mayor Gushing, Mr. Hugh Neilson, vice president of the Liberal associa- tion: Mr. C. A. Stuart, Ex-Mayor James Reilly. Peter McCarthy, Q. C. Clements.. Springfield school...... Bank hall.......... Creek school...... ticbool _ lichool school.. _ school........ wood school........ Balsom Bay B. Post, Fort Alexander Selkirk _..... school........ school 15, .13, 1........ Mountain school Hope school 16, 1........ 12, 15, 1...... school........ Orange hall...... 25. 10. 2 Lake school Francois Xavier...... Ste. Paul.......... Ste. Paul W. school.. school school that had -rij IS tn j 3S mjS mjir mj .'i "ii rquet Lnu ircnt school Eustnche Bluff school school Wm taurier Interviewed Montreal, Nov. Wilfrid Laurier was in the city to-day and celved tne congratulations of many uf his friends and supporters on the re- sult of the general elections. "I nothing to say about the th" premier remarked to a reporter. "It is unnecessary for me to say In sen- era! terms, that I am delighted with the result, for that is easily under- stood without my saying it." "And these rumors of ImpendinK cabinet changes, Sir "Oh, as to that, there has been noth- ing even discussed, for since the elec- tion I am devoting my attention chiefly to getting rested. You know worked pretty hard for a few weeks and feel somewhat fatigued, but other- wise I am in splendid health. But a rest will be very welcome." Charlton In Ottawa, Nov. Charlton was one of the first to wait on Sir Wilfrid Laurier to-day to congratu- late him on the great victory which his government had obtained. had a very pleasant interview the premier. .West Assiniboia. Regina, N. W. T., Nov. th.-- polls have now been heard from in West Asslniboia, and Mr. Scott's majority Is 229. The fannera of Brandon wesf- not influenced in the least by Hugh Johi.'i James Short and Thomas Wanless free Implement cry, asthey recognized called on ana made brief ad- in it a poorly disguised fake. ;