Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LETH8RIOOE, ALTA., MONDAY, APRIL 5, NO. CRUSADE OF CHRISTIAN ARMY Close Of Laymen's Missionary Congress At Toronto Toronto, April Saturday night the final sessions in connection with the Laymen's Missionary Move- ments were held. The Anglican Na tional Committee met and elected its officers as follows: Chairman, Mr. N. D. Vice-president, Mr. S. C. Jr.; Secretary, Mr. R. W. Al- lan. A resolution was passed by Baptist -delegates undertaking: to take care of their share of the evangeliz- ing of the world. An aggressive Pol- icy of mission work in the West was adopted by the convention of Con- gregational delegates. Mr. xJT. W. Re-well, in the chair, the Methodist delegates met to receive the report of their present organization committee. A. national committee to organize and maintain of the Lay- men's Missionary Movement of the churches in Canada was appointed with the following western members: Prof. Csborae. and W. L- Hart, Win- nipeg; Minor Smith, Regina; T. Brown, MdosomiH; Br: Scott, and W. G-. Hunt, Calgary; W..W. Chinn. Ed- monton; Prof. Odium, Vancouver. These members of the committee res- ident in Toronto, or in its vicinity, are to act as a central executive com mittee. The Presbyterian delegates adopted the fin-dings of the-committee which was appointed to have charge of the Laymen's Movement of the churches in Canada. This plan was that within the national council there be an executive committee of fifteen, representing the .Presbyterian Church to act in conjunction with a paid secretary, toward whose salary was subscribed on the spot. Toronto, April practical re- sult of the .great national missionary congress which concluded here yester- day was the unanimous and enthus- iastic adoption of the report -defininc the missionary policy and responsi- bility of every denomination in the Protestant church throughout the length and breadth of the Dominion and of Newfoundland. This report which is bound to rank among most important of his. tbric documents relating to the Chris tian church, puts on record (belief of representatives of all the Protestant denominations. That the church, of this generation should undertake to obey -literally the command of Christ, to preach the gospel to every crea- ture. That every layman of church is equally responsible with every min- ister to work to full measure of his ability in this cause. That the clear duty of churches of Canada is to evangelize all residents and immigrants in the Dominion and provide for evangelization of 000 heathen. V! That annually must bft provided for home mission work and annually for foreign. .That permanent secretary engag- ed to superintend work and collec- tion of necessary money. In. addition to adopting this policv delegates themselves put in promises "of subscriptions of about S4-.5QO an- nually" for three years to defray ex- penses of one delegate, who v promised a year, saying that he would give as much more If The tangible results embodied Jn 'this report- however, by tell the whole Story of whit has been accomplished by this cpngress. The great gathering has been a reve- lation of power of religious belief among men in every walk of life amd it has given an immense Impetus to recognition of common brotherhood of men. Well miglit .one ask whether any other under sun could bring together such a combination of men on one platform as was to be seen at this congress. Here is a platform noted at one of the A Baptist preacher, an Anglican Bishop, Head of Canadian Methodist Church, captain of industry, a.youni? Washington business man, a leader of New York bar, two wealthy philan- thropists, Provost of an Anglican University, a noted Presbyterian di- vine, a consul -general, who has rep- resented the United States in Borbn- doea and a long list of equally dis- tinguished and various men in jren- (MACKENZIE MAD BIO MAJORITY CUreaholm, Alte., April An- derson made official declaration at Granum today for Claresholm. Total rote Mackentie 606, Garrow 438; Garrow saved his deposit by eifhty-one votes. SHERMAN ORDERED TO SIGN UP SALE OF SCHOOL LANDS May Be Held This Summer in the Lethbridge District Winnipeg, Man., April In gram, inspector of school lands, has returned fro'ra Southern Alberta, where he went on business connected with his department. It is possible that a sale of school lands in the dis- trict around Lethbridge will be held early in the summer, and Mr. In- gram has been looking over the ground. He states that settlers are going into that part of the country in large numbers and land is in ac- tive demand. The weather, when Mr. Ingram was there, was like sum- mer and seeding was well advanced. It is hoped the fall wheat has come through the winter safely, but it is too early yet to judge of its condi- tion. WESTERN. FIRE UNDER- WRITERS REORGANIZE Winnipeg, April old ManLo- ba and Northwest Fire Underwriters Association is dissolved and a new organization formed to be known as the Western Canada Fire Underwrit- ers association.- It will be a branch of the Canadian -Fire Underwriters' Association which has general offices in Toronto and Montreal and controls the' insurance rates of the so-called ''Board" companies in the Dominion. NO PORTFOLIO OF RAILWAYS Engineer Will Be Appointed To Take Charge Of Department Edmonton, April appoint- ment of a railway engineer for the department of railways is to be creat- :d as the, result of the guaranteeing of the bonds of the branch lines, an! ivill be made at the., next meeting of the cabinet within a few weeks. A swarm of applicants for the po- sition been showered from, all quarters on the executive council. Premier Rutherford states that the overnment will secure the best en- gineer available as the position will a most important one in the new department. He proposes himself: to retain supervision of the railway de- partment, as.there is rio.need for the creation of a new portfolio, the staff being small. FOUR LIVES LOST n Stirret Fire Near Emo, Previoutly Reported Winnipeg, Man., April is now earned "...that four lives were lost in the fire which destroyed the home of J. a well to do farmer of 3mo, last Wednesday morning, Stirrett. his two daughters and a ion being the victims. Mrs. Stirrett and the others, three children, man- aged to make their escape in their night clothes. The cause-of the fire was an over-heated stove-pipe. FLOODS AT OTTAWA Ottawa, April of men are working-night and day to prevent floods in the Bideau Eiver. The water crept, up fifteen inches today but there s no serious flooding. A temporary bridge for foot passengers has been washed away at Bank Street. FAREWELL DINNER TO GHO. BANNERMAN On Saturday evening about twentv 'riends of George -Bannerman pather- together in the Alexandra Cufc lo do him honor at a farewell dinner. After the excellent viaods had discussed, Dr'. Cburtice assumed the duties of toastmaster. The health of the guest was proposed by O. D. Au- stin and R. E. Davidsoni who spoke of Mr. Bannerman's excellent record as V member of the Young Men's Club Executive, as manager of last year's champion Y.M.C. baseball team, and as a business man as well as a good fellow socially. The guest acknowledged the honor.modestly, ex- prewwd Ms regret at leaving Leth- bridge, which he. said was the finest and most'pleasant place in which he had ever lived. Kyery one of tho fellows present took- occasion to his quota of approbation And good wishes, those present wete Messrs. Shepherd, nwayr Tfegaiv T. fc; ShoVtt, Gkriiilehael, Coper Clark, Jones, Mclntyre, JfacArthor and others. Mr. Banner-man' leaves i few days to enter business in Red Granite, Wis. For nearly two yw.rs he has been the manager of the C.tMl. up-town office. ORDER RECEIVED APRIL 1ST President Lewis Of U. M. W. of A. Disproves Of Sherman's Action At Macleod Ratified Agreement Must Stand What Is the Explanation The strike will be settled in a few days. In fact, it must be settled as T. J. Lewis, the inter-national presi- dent of the U. M. W. of A. has or- dered the District officials to sign up the agreement as ratified by the min- ers in.their referendum vote. At the conclusion of the conference Lewis Stockett wired the particulars to President Lewis and received a reply to the above effect. President Sher- man has had a similar message since April 1st and yet he has continued the strike paying no attention to the order from headquarters. The telegram given below was re- ceived by Lewis April 1. but it was not given out for publica- tion until permission to do so had been received from President Lewis. That permission has been received and the messages are today publish- ed. Sherman has been assuring the miners that they have the support of the International Board "iti their strike but according to this telegram it looks as if that support would not be forthcoming. .Why President Sherman should continue the strike after receiving orders from Pres. Lew- is to sign the agreement will "be the subject of an explanation by hirri. The Telegrams At the conclusion of the conference on March 31st, when Pres. Sherman refused to sign the ratified agreement Lewis Stockett, President of the Western Coal: Operators' Association sent the following message to Mr. Lewis: Macleod, Alta., Mar. 31, 1909. T. J. Lewis, President, United Mine Workers of America, Indianapolis, Ind., U. S. A. After negotiations extending over two weeks at 'Macleod and at which National Board Member Morgan was present as your representative, scale committee arrived at an agreement and disbanded. Conference adjourn- ed to enable referendum vote of min- ers to be taken. Substantial majority voted to adopt agreement but. at meet- ing today arranged for by President of District Ho. 18 and President of Western Coal Operators3 Association for the purpose of completing agree- ment as arranged for before adjourn- ment, President Sherman admitted that referendum vote was in favor of agreement but declined to complete same, alleging that as he had in the mean time made a different agreement were to execute agreement. We rely upon you to protect the repu- tation of your organization and pre- vent the repudiation of an by its heal officers. LEWIS STOCKFTT, '.Presi-lent Western Coil tors" Association. The Reply The next day the follow lag mes- sage >vas received from President Lewis: HORRIBLE STORY OF MOTHER'S DEVOTION I Indianapolis, April I, 1909. j Cut Strips of from Her Own Body to Feed Her Children Detroit, Mich., April horrible story almost incredible in its barbar- ity and gruesenieiLess was told by Hilton George, who has been in charge -of an important post of the Hudson's Bay Co., near Lake Nepi- gon, and who arrived at Traverse city on Saturday on a visit to relativ- es. He was notified that an Indian family living in an out of the way spot was in imminent danger of star- vation and when he arrived with as- sistance a terrible sight greeted him. The mother knowing assistance was on. the way had doled out provisions carefully, but the delay was too long and the children were crying for food. Taking her hunting knife the devot- ed mother cut strips of flesh from her own body to feed the little ones. The'mother and family were imme- diately conveyed to the nearest post, and the woman is now making a brave fight for life. The children are Veil and strong. Lewist Stockett, Macleod. Wage contracts agreed upon will be signed by out representatives. We expect at all times representatives of the United Mine Workers to comply with any agreement that is made and this is especially true when ratified by referendum vote of our members. Officials of District 18 will be no- tified immediately. T. J. LEWIS. Local Situation The A. R. I- Co. refused to take with the Crow's Nest Coal Co., who- orders for any coal today. Draymen are not members of our Association, were busy on Saturday supplying rush he must have: that agreement and j orders, a ton to each person. President Sherman on Saturday that he would sign no other, and thereupon withdrew from the meet- ing with his This action a complete surprise to wired the presidents of the various miners' unions ordering them to be very strict and to fine any. union man the operators "whose" representatives who went to work.. BUILDING PERMITS Charles Hanson, 3 storey hotel, corner Ford and Wood, E. Sherlock, three fire proof, Round St., J. Doyle, residence, London Rd., A. Gilroy, dwelling, Courtland 'St., M. Peters, stable, Wood St., J. W. McKinnon, I'-run- ton St., Mrs. F. W. Locker, P-id St., Alike Sullivm. Noriimn St.. FROM NEW YORK TOiMGO By Electric Cars-Cars Ran Yesterday For the First Time Man Killed At Taber Bridge Tafter, April Thursday nitfhx about 11 o'clock an accident occurr- ed at the bridge, which resulted the-death of Mr. Cecil Darrow. Mr. Darrow, who night shift this-week with a spade in his hand waiting for the bucket containing cement to be lowered to where he was at work. The bucket was swinging, 'which be evidently did not notice and he wa.s caught between it and the liandle- of the spade and his body badly man- gled. Drs. Lang and Leech were called and dressed the wounds. His condi- tion seemed to be somewhat improv- ed yesterday morning, and it was crded to remove him to 'the Leth- brrdge hospital, on the Flyer, but he died before reaching the As no blame could be attached to the management the coroner decided that an inquest was unnecessary. The funeral will take place morrow. Much sympathy is express- ed for the family. .Chicago, April connection 'between Chicago and New'-York by trolley became a reality: last night when a two car train pulled into Pull- man over the tracks of the Kensing- Bow Island, April public ton and Eastern railroad, completed meeting of the business men and res- less than fifteen minutes before. This jn line spans the last gap in the system of inter-suburban railroads which was working stretch across the continent to Chi- cago from the eastern seaboard and a trip ever lines operated by electric power is now possible. The route is roundabout, but it is there and the dreams of railroad promoters have been realized. CHEQUE RECEIVED WAS 107 YEARS OLD Bichibucto, N. B., April James Patterson, Kent county's old- est resident died at Kouchibugac, to- day aged 107 years and some months. t Ottawa, April Fred- erick Borden today received Lord Strathcona's cheque for for the endowment fund, from which per annum is to be devoted to the encouragement of military and physical training for ".Hie "pub- lic schools of the Dominion. JAP MARRIED WHITE GIRL Seattle, April" Rev. H. H. Gowan as the. officiating clergy- assisted: by Her. A." Paterson, Gunjiro Gold, a Jap, and Miss Helen Gladys Emery, the daughter of Arch- deacon John Emery of the. Episcopal diocese of California. They had travelled for more than miles to become legally united as man and wife, as the laws of .California, where the girl was born and reared, pre- vents such a union. Archdeacon Em- and his wife and J. Sunadai.were the only witnesses to the ceremony. Bow Island To Incorporate idents of the town of'Bow Island, was held in the office of Mr. J- Ol- quist, for the purpose of taking the COMPULSORY EDUCATION Winnipeg, April Winnipeg school board will end.qavor to secure provincial legislation providing for compulsory education of children un- til they are years old. MECHANICS AND C. P. R. AGREE Company Reported To Have Made Concession To Men Winnipeg, April is believed a satisfactory adjustment has been, made in certain clauses of the new agreement between the Canadian Pa- cific railroad and the mechanics, al- though nothing definite is learned from either side of the controversy. The general reports from the meeting today were of a. nature to indicate that the new schedules will .be com- pleted without a serious, hitch and that certain concessions will be made to the unions by the .company. It is. believed that an announcement may b3 made early next week to that effect that the agreements have been signed. WARBU IOTT Two "Parties in Kinrade Affair Are Known Hamilton, April R. Warbur- ton, Liberal member for Queen's, P. E. I., says the Col. War.burton men- tioned by Florence Kinrade in evi necessary steps to have the townsito dence being in Virginia, is his incorporated as a village in accord- j cousin, and that he did marry a wo- ance with Municipal Ordinance, j man named Miss Elliott. Mr -V F Werts was appointed chair j The colonel is said to be between WadtieU acted as: 60 and 65 years old, and is now in man, ami -Mr. A. secretary The meeting was opened j southern California. Re was attached by the- chairman in a'very able man-1 to the Royal Engineers and is a .civil ner he explaining the purpose of by profession, meeting. After several of the par- j The month's leave-of absence grant- ties present had 'spoken of the advan- ed F, L. Kinrade by the board of edu- cation has expired but the board nave uo word from him. SOUTH AFRICA'S LOYALTY tagos to be derived by becoming an incorporated village, a motion was; submitted to ..the meeting by Mr., Wad dell and seconded by Mr. E. B. Louckc as follows: "That we. the; business men and residents of the' -Pretoria, April in the townsite of Bow Island, ;take the j Legislative Assembly .here, Attorney quired .steps-.to have the townsite. in-! General Devillers said that the offer corporated as a -village in accordance j of a Dreadnought to the British gov- with the Municipal Ordinance. j ernment by the South .Africa States was put to. the.meeting tmt'jhad been Suggested, but in his opin- was carrietl unanimously, The the best present would be a unit- lowing genlleraeii were then appoint-j ed community. Any European race, ed as a committee to complete the which thought that in the event of organi.-ation: Messrs. Werts, j an European war it might look for CRAZY SNAKE IS STILL UNCAPTURED Henrietta, Okla., April Hoffman, in command state that Until the past two weeks Mrs. Patter- troops pursuing Crazy Snake, re- son had enjoyed good health; jceived orders from the Governor to remain in the field until he captured New Hotel For Lethbridge T. 0. Johnson, who has sold out hiH large herd of horses and cattle and his farm outfit at Pierpont. S.. D., lias arrived in Lethbridge to commence building for a large hotel on the .corner of Dufferin "and Burdett streets. He has. been in. the hotel, business uciuie HIIU a man of experience. He will erect a three storey -solid brick building 35 ft by 125 ft, modern in every respect and without a bar. There will be first class accommoda- tion for the travelling public. Up- stairs there will be fifty-four bed the Indians. ST. IVES SPRINTED New York, April and sec- ond honors in the internation- al professional Marathon race at the Polo Grounds went to the Latin race today, when the Frenchman St. Ives won and Dorando the Italian was second. St. Ives ran.a remarkable race and maintained a wonderful pace Weddcll, Lpuckes, and Ludtke. rj it meeting was a success au I ir iiig from the buoyant spirits jf people this town -has one of the greatest futures before it of any town in the Southern part of the Proving. Daring Robbery In Eastern Style Montreal, April daring rob- bery in western style was pulled off on St. Lawrence street on Saturday Bigiht while that thoroughfare was crowded. Armed with a revolver, a man with a black beard smashed a window of Odora (Jrothe's jewelry store and abstracted a tray contain- throughout. diamonds ;at ,3j00o. Eye- in good condition St. finished with a terrific sprint. Stt lre> time fot the full distance was 2.40.40 2-6. held from a portion of the inhabi- tants of South Africa, was very much mistaken'. He was convinced that. South Africa would stand as one man for the British Empire. rooms and on the ground floor will be one storf, an ice cream parlor and the hotel offices, while a barbor shop will locate in the basement. the window and removed the tray he began firing his revolver and shout- ing. He ran across the street and up SETTLERS RECORD T. R. Barker, from Brandon. goes south to Magrath with one car of effects and another car of a thresh- ing outfit. Among the arrivals for" art H-M-Backer from Dell Rapids, S. D.. and Jack Sebeck from Columbus, N. D., each with a car of settlors' ef- fects. A. Reenicke, from-Hard, N. Dv has arrived with-three cars of- settlers' effects to settle at E. P; Wh'aley from Saginaw, Mich., sees south to Warner with'-a'car'of effects. H. Fisher, a laborer aged thirty- a side street where an express wagon who came here four months ago waited for him. Jumping into it, he I from Vancouver, dropped dead yester- escaped. A man was shot in the leg jday at the C. P. R. station at Koch's and a woman knocked down. Siding near Slocan City. FOUGHTOVER LIQUOR Fight Between Liquor and Temperance Men Wellsville, Ohio, April per- sons were injured in a pistol duel and general fight between members of the Good Citizens' League and men who had been drinking on a house- boat anchored in the Ohio river sixty feet from Wellville-shore West Virginia jurisdiction this- afternoon. While the West Virginia line comes to the Ohio side of the river the Ohio authorities have been claiming" "jur- isdiction over the sale of liquor close to the shore until a decision last week by Judge Holmes at Lisbon, gave un- disputed right, to sell liquor in boats sixty feet from' the Ohio bank with out interference by Ohio authorities. A-boat said to have been well stocked with liquors arrived here early this morning and. anchored off shore. During the day skiffs and small boats were, busy plying be- tween the shore and the boat with passengers, while the was lined with men. When the president. of, the Good Citizens' League passed the place.it was thought he was tak- ing the- names' of those; around the. boat, and he was knocked- down and severely beaten. He slashed back with a knife. A little later Dr. Barnes, of the some society, knowing.nothing of the former fight passed the same place and members of 'the gang stopped him. Eevolvers were drawn and fir- ing began. Several rounds were fired with the results, named. V LUMBER DEVELOPMENT In British Columbia Will Be Very Capitalists i Interested Vancouver, April 4.-T-Private advic- es to Vancouver are to the effect that capitalists of Mumesota, Wis- consin, Michigan, New York, and Utah are investing- heavily in timber lands in British Columbia and that in addition to the hundreus ot thou- sands of dollars already' paid for least worth ot timber laud is under option. Most of the owners will erect sawmills on their lands. This is believed, by some to mean that there will be a mater- ial reduction in the tariff on lumber from Canada to the -United :States. Minneapolis investors have obtain- ed title to the acres of nr and spruce timber at Cowichan Lake Vancouver Island, the price reported being cash. Fourteen, hund- red acres of timber along the line of the Great" Northern railway in the Kangley district ,was sold for 000 to investors of New Westminster. B.C., who 'will erect: a mill. It is estimated the tract contains 30; 000.- 000 feet of timber. Andrews Ho watt of Salt Lake City Utah, has just acquired :acres in British Columbia for The same buyer also purchased Scur sec- tions for on Broughton Is- land, including' some of the. finest tim ber in the province. W. K. Welch and B. T. Lyons ,of New York, who recently bought the limits _of the Jordan River Timber Company, a New York, corporation, located on the southwestern" shore of British Columbia, .on Vancouver land, which borders on the Straits of Szin Juan de Fuca. have holdings to members of the Michigan Pacific Lumber Company pit Grand Rapids, Mich. The buyers will erect large saw mills. A starKiard-guage railway for facilitating the getting out of the logs also the proposition. The tract comprises 1532 acres of crown grants.and''31'i- 360 acrss of timber leases. This is estimated to contain feet, according to the report of J. P. Grayton, an American cruiser. The new company is incorporated with; a capital of American capitalists recently acauir ed immense tracts of timber lands about Cowichan Lake, formerly hdlrt by the Canadian Pacific Railway coiVi pany as a part" of the W. N. grant The sale of the land is conditional on the early completion of theyrailwav which the C. P. R. agreed to -build to the holdings. The amount involved in the transaction is said.to be new- ly Tlje location of the line has been completed. GUN CLUB SHOOT The Saturday altorhooltt'" sHoOt oif tue jjuu ciuu .resulted an follow- ing Wm. Oliver 16., Leroy Coons 14, G. Li Anderson 14; H. Withers 14, T, Mc- Nab 13, G. Kerr 9, F. R, Agaew 8, H. Cunningham 8, J. W. Stafford 7, J. E, Lethbridge 6, V. Biner 4, F. Gow 0.