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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. LETHBRIDQE, ALTA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1109. HO. It. FERNIE PAPER CRITICIZED JUDGE RECORD IN BUILDING PERMITS Will Face a. Charge Of Contempt Of Court Vancouver, April 6.-In the Femie District Ledger some time ago ap- peared an article reflecting on the conduct of a case His Honor Judge Wilson tried. Some time before the Fernie fire, an insurance company called the Globe ..was started with little or no capital and it took over a great many risks. Along came the 'bij company Building Inspector Fowler reports 55 permits for build- ings valued at taken out during March. Since Jan. 1, 104 permits have been is- sued for total of To this afternoon the total is and it will be over by Saturday night. LAND OFFICE OPENED AT MILK RIVER The land office business transacted for the south country has become so great that it has been judged necei- sary to. establish a. sub-agency there. Accordingly one will be opened at Milk River with Oscar Fitzmaurice of that place in charge. fire, wiping out Fernie-and the aroused' considerable feeliug against the company and the people promoting it. The man who .appeared to be head of it was nam- ed Dean and information was laid against him for obtaining money by false pretences. The case came be- fore Judge Wilson and he acquitted the-accused man. 'la the full court yesterday Deputy Attorney General Maclean applying for a summons calling upon S. Stanley, publisher of the Ledger to show cause why he should not be. dealt with by the for contempt the- article which appeared in the paper and it included this sen- tence- you belong to a few se- cret societies'and to be on the right side in politics you can com- "mit any crime in the calendar with the certain knowledge that when you come'before the bench where Justice is supposed to be dispensed you will be acquitted as in Dean and the and said the suggestion was that Judge Wilson acquitted that man because heVlonged to the -Mine se- cret society and that he belonged to the same political party. .Nothing more outrageous in the way.of com- ment could appear than that. The Chief Justice: "Did you con- skier the advisability ol proceeding bv but ,l: thought. that when a re was insulted this this -was rthe most proper pro- cedure. It is-a. case that .strikes right at the root of- the administra- tion of added.the deputy at- torney .general- .The summons was- granted. WATER POWER OF THE DOMINION Over twenty-Five Million Horse Pow- Hat Million Ottawa, April. the forest aid water'ways committee- of the Commons this morning, Mr. E. b. Young, superintendent of Dominion railway lands gave a LONGBOAT HAS CHALLENGED ST. IVES Toronto, April Flanigan says he has challenged St. Ives to a Marathon race with Tom Longboat for a side. He is convinced .that Longboat can beat the French- man in weeks' time. WAS INCENSED AT FRANK MINERS way horse power which converted into a basis of five pounds of coal means, coal oa per horse power 'tons of coal per annum i The province of Quebec leads witli ,'N. J. __ Ontario next .with horse power; with and B.C. third Alberta is fourth with V WILL MAKE TREATY WITH CANADA Germany Wants Reductions in Duties Give Berlin, April 7.-Negotiations for a commercial treaty betwen Canada and Germany have entered a stage Canada declares itself to grant reductions on imports, from Germany of high class pro- ducts, drugs, books, soaps, flowers, leathers, wines, spirits, ready- tuade' clothing: and porcelain, would grant Canada reduced rates on, "agricultural implements, typewriters and agricultural products A FAMILY FAILING Last of Family fo Sevan Met Violent Death Tadonaac, Quo-, April fi.-Joseph Therrier, aged twenty-three, was in- stantly killed by falling from the top of a mast of a schooner. He be- longed to a of seven, all of whom have met. violent deaths in the last four years. Sherman Not Pleased At Their Signing Old Contract (Special to the Herald) Frank, Alta., April an inter- ew with President Sherman, he states that 2800 men are out on strike Bankhead, Taber, Lethbridge, Hillcrest, Bellevue, Coleman and Eosmer. Two thousand men are working in Fernie, Michel, Frank Blairmore and Maple Leaf. It is an- ticipated that the set- tled in a few days. Mr Gebc- Canadian American Coal and Coke Co. returned to Frank this morning and it is reported that hundred more miners as hey are having a larger demand for coal than they are producing which is now about .four liunded tons per day. A large num- ber of miners are in town from sur- rounding town idle, awaiting the re- sults of the strike. CONSERVATIVE WHIP MAKES SCENE i Threatened To Rake Ottawa.. April was an- other ugly scene in the House of Commons today which went to show that bad blood engendered by the hand to hand encounter between Mr. Foster and Sir Wilfrid on Friday still boils. For some minutes there was uproar and semed as though the riotous scenes'of Friday, -were to be duplicated. On Friday night after the tempest, Mr. George Taylor, the chief .Conservative whip, chastised the Minister of 'Marine and Fisher- ies for dipping into the public chest and buying out of appropriation vot- ed lor .Port Lawrence dredging- ship channel. "One lady's cloak, seven ladies blouses and eight ladies' costumes, the whole totalling Today Mr. Brodeur rose to a ques- tion of privilege and he contended that Mr. Taylor had been mis-repre- senting the facts. Mr. Taylor he said, had been osten- sibly reading from the auditor-gen- eraf's report and there was nothing in the report to the blous- es, costumes, sweaters and undergar- ments were for ladies. In fact, Mr. Brodeur seriously contended that the officials .of his department had made it plain that the blouses and costum- es-were for of the dredging fleet, and there was nothing purchas- ed for ladies. Mr. Brodeur asked Mr. Taylor to withdraw his statement. When Mr. Taylor rose he began by reading his remarks in Hansard .and "was. met by a chorus, of howls from the Liberal side of the-House. off your exclaim- ed Mr. -Taylor, angrily addressing Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The. Premier -shrug- ged his shoulders. Cries of order came from the Government side and the. Speaker requested -Mr... Taylor withdraw tlie expression'; "All said Mr. Taylor, "but I want to give the minister warning that: if he -wants to get up a .row similar to Friday night he can have it." This was met by loud cheers from the Opposition. Then Mr. Fish- It is reported that President Sher- er. tootv'a hand in the melee. He ac- mari is very.-much, incensed .'over the ]vir. Taylor of threatening'-the Frank miners signing a contract .to' continue work ..for two years under the old contract. However the mi'a- e'fs are" very quiet and there is no disturbance reported. CUSTOMS RETURNS. AT PRINCIPAL PORTS Ottawa, to the returns compiled by the customs de- partment, Vancouver takes fourth place among the principal cities of the. Dominion in the: collection of cus- toms revenue last year. Montreal comes first with To- ronto comes second with Winnipeg third with and Vancouver has The returns show decreases, in every case. louse. Taylor retorted that he -was doing nothing of the kind. He had heard 10 'threats; but'the Speaker sustain- ed Mr. Fisher, and Taylor said would willingly" withdraw any threat if it frightened "-the Minister of Agriculture. WON ON ALASKA Winnipeg-, April win as the result of a dog race is the luck of -lake Bcrger, the millionaire miner of Winnipeg. :.News arrived this It said, "We won first and--second Scotty Allen first and Percy second. The first prize .is -and cup. Both "teams finish- ed strong. The Russian team was third. 1 This race is ca-lled the Min- ers': Derby of Alaska, and annually " ;up the excitement. The Nome to Candle, a population to feverish race was from distance of 425 Mr. Bcrger had several side beta on the result and wins altoge- ther a total of BLAIRMORE NOTES Blairmore, April 6--The ilillcrcst people have at last been .successful iji getting a school started. A move- ment has been on a time, and it has .finally resulted in the op- Miss Copland'has neen'.''selected as Ilulda Bansmcre, whe? has been liv- ing: in Blainnorc for some time, re- turned to her homo at Lundbreck yes terday. Margie Roaeback, who has been cm- ployed at tlw Alberta Hotel for over a year, is taking a well deserved hol- iday. Big Increase In Customs Receipts The customs collections at the cus- toms office at Lethbridge shmv-a big increase over this time last year. In March 1909, the total collections won while for March 1908 tliev were only or nearly two am one-half time's the collections for .March last year. The collections for the year just closed were while last year's collections were only fl'W'i379.07. These figures do not vast amount of settlers' come of duty. VERY LITTLE NEWS OF THE STRIKE Action Delayed Pending Ar- rival Ol Board Member Morgan C. P. R. AND MECHANICS AGREE Winnipeg, April C. P. R. mechanics have reached an agreement with the com- pany. The main feature is that the men gain the closed shop, and while nothing else of practical value is secured it opens the way for negotia- tions on a better basis with the company next year. Both men and company appear to be gratified at the result. The union is recognized. HAS SHERMAN RESIGNED Winnipeg, April is reported here that President Sherman has re- signed the presidency of District 18 a result of the orders of President Lewis. AWFUL DEATH OF WILLIAM SMITH Employed On the Big OP.F.Bridg A FINE HORSE SHOW AT CALGARY Opened By the Lieut. Governor Last Night Calgary, April Calgary Horse Show, which was officially opened last night in Sherman's Rink by Lieut. Gov. Bulyea and a brilliant society gathering, is likely to become orie ;of the chief events of the year in this western metropolis. Last night everything was present to assure an undoubted success. The Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Alberta was supported by the Premier of the province and some of his cabinet min- isters, while on either side of the Hon. G. H. V. Bulyea sat many of .Calgary's most 'dfetmgujshed citfi- zens, accompanied, by lady friends, dressed in the latest creations from London and Paris. In the show ring itself privates of the -R. N. .W. M. P. maintained order and controlled the movements.of the exhibits. A cornet from the same force sounded a call, heralding 'the entry of each competing class arid gave an air of military eti- quette to the proceedings. Inspector Shaw of the R.1 N. W. M. P. force made' an efficient and courteous ring master. During, the intervals in the judging the Citizens, Band rendered a suitable program of music... Of the exhibits themselves it can be truthfully said breeding quality and general appearance they were a surprise :tp many who had come from Eastern Canada, the Unit- ed States and the northern and south- ern parts of the province to -witness the inauguration of Calgary's first real horse show. AMERICAN INVASION Moose Jaw, Sask., April An indication of the great rush of American immigration to Canada West this year is found in the fact that during last month 485 cars of settlers' effects arrived at Moose Jaw over the Spo Line. Most of the effects ware sent on to Al- berta points. It is believed that next .month these figures will be doubled. BUFFALO HERD Train Will Stop Here Two Hours En Route SHORT OF COAL AT RAYMOND Raymond, April Rustler to- day says: "It is certain, as we go to "press, that the situation for fuel is becoming daily more. serious. Al- though the' miners' strike has only been" on for a few days, the effects already -are being keenly felt. On i he interviewed Howard Douglas, .corn- Sunday evening the Knight Sugar missioner of the Dominion Park, and Company closed their electric' 1i-'UA plant down at 11 o'clock, and Alex. Ayotte, Canadian Govern- agent at Montana, is in the He comes from Banff, where we have heard there is .not a pound pablo. is en. routewto the Flathead reserva. tion, Montana, after the balance of what the Butfalo purchased from Michael w E! fall it. -was that strike will hold up the -ploughing out- there were three hundred buttalo still well'... ORGAN1ZETO GET RAILWAYS Energetic Action Taken By the Coleman Board Of Trade Coftman, April the regular monthly meeting of the Coleman Board of Trade on Friday nigh.t last D'. Simpson of the Coleman Mer- cantile, and Alex.' Morrison of the rm of. Morrison and Clayton were The "first fatality on'the big bridge occurred at 9. o'clock this morning when William Smith fell off the floor space and dropped a distance of 300 feet to the ground. -Death was instan-, taneous. J The .body was badly ..crushed, .prac-. tically: every bone being broken.; All the limbs were broken in one or more places. The remains were hastily re- moved to Fetterly's undei taking, par- lors where an inquest will Vbe held this: evening when; the coroner ar- rives from..Cardston. The deceased was twenty-four .years ,6f age and. lived at Hamilton, Ontar- io, where ids" wife' and -four, small children now are. A baby boy cmne to the home a few weeks, agp.: A mes- sage has been sent to his father who will have to convey the- sad news to the young wife. The body will- be shipped to Ontario tomorrow night. The deceased well known in athletic circles in the. 'city having been a player on the Y. M. C. base- ball team last summer. He was popular among the briclgemen and. was one ox the bi-st workmen. It-is'unlikely that-work will be re- sumed on the bridge this week. CLEMENT GOODMAN HAS DISAPPEARED Mysterious Case At Calgary, Alta., April mys- terious disappearance of 'an English- man named Clement Goodman who seen and heard of in Cal- gary is causing .much alarm in the .immigration department, and -the de- tails of his .sudden disappearance adds much mystery to the case. Goodman was thirty seven years of age and was last seen by the Calgary police last summer when he taken to the police station suffering from of memory. At that time two young men supposed to be friends volun- teered to look after him .and since then nothing has been heard or seen of him and he had; disappeared completely: as if the earth had swal- lowed him up. BRITISHERS TO TOUR ROYAC COLLIERIES MAN IS MUCH-PLEASED At April important meet- ing of the district executive officers of miners w.ilL be held in Frank to- morrow, to consider the strike' situa- tion and some definite action may be taken. The the execu- tive are: Frank Sherman, president; R. Evans, of Michel, yice-presidentj A. J. Carter, Coleman, secretary-treas- urer; James Boyle, Taber; H. Dunlop, Bankhead; Wm. Whitehouse, Michel. In addition to these the members of the Scale Committee will be present also. It is expected that J. E. Morgan, of the State of Washington who rep- resents the International will be pres- ent. Mr. states that he has re- ceived no word from the president of Construction of Great Northern from Michel to Calgary Vancouver, April Andrew. Laid- vice president and largest share- holder in the Royal ollieries, Leth- bridge, who is visiting here, -in an interview expressed gratification at Members Of Parliament and Mayors Of Cities In Party London, April movement afoot to organize a Parliamentary ind municipal tour of Canada nexf autumn. Percy Alden, Liberal M. P. for Tottenham, is taking the. initia- tive in response to the expressed de- sire of Earl Grey, Sir Wilfrid Lnurier and the mayors of the principal1 towns J J.J. __--_ 4 River to Kananaskis Pass, thence to of the Dominion. Premier. Asquith construction "branch line the announcement that, of. .'the. Great Northern between .Michel, in the .Crpws Nest, Calgary 'is' to start at "once. The route will be ninety miles shorter than, by any existing line and it will besides open up a rich coal and graz- ing and farming country. The route wilT be via the east bank of the Elk the prairies. The grade is very low. From Michel to a point twenty miles below the rise in elevation is only fifty feet and the same conditions pre- vail to Round Prairie and through the Pass. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. new building will be rected on the site-of the present Ar- evincing the strongest -sympathy with the proposal Oscar Mortinier and .Thomas Bur- nett of Campbellford, Ont., were car- ried over a dam on Trent River, while gathering drift wood. The former was drowned. An American concern wilt erect n ten million dollar papwr plant in Newfoundland. the United Mine Workers St. Toronto, peering the action to be taken, by the e" Union and repudiating the action of the Western minere. .He outlined no action that would be taken if he re- ccived such information. However, the representative of Mine Workers is expected tomorrow when this mat- ter will be discussed. The men are still out and those who are close to the miners say that there is no chance of them giving in to the operators. Rflsmtr (Special to the Herald) Hosmer Mines, B. C., April strike situation here is unchanged. Everyone is in suspense awaiting the arrival of International Board mem- ber Morgan with the hopes of effect- ing a settlement. California defeated Vancouver iM Association football yesterday by 3 to 1. Six business blocks were destroyed by fire in Chesterville, Ont. Two thousand Ontario land seekers left Toronto for the West yesterday. A million dollar merger of all-the casket manufacturers in Canada is being effected. .A cyclone struck Iiondon, yes- Some children were injured As a result of "the landing of a Gcr-1 wjth Co., implemen TRAITOR MURDERED Lisbon, April Lima, the man who betrayed his comrades in- volved in the revolutionary uprising of January 1908 when King Carlos and the Crown Prir.ce of Portugal wore assassinated, was murdered in this city today. The act-was one o: revenge. Lima was hated by his fel- low soldiers and the population. He was stabbed to death at the entrance of a theatre NEW HOSPITAL AND FACTORY FOR REGINA Bask., April Citj Council will probably grant a fre site in the west end of the city ter of items of business were discuss- d and disposed of. A communica- ion was read from the department of public the propos on the range at the Flathead vatioa. And there will be some in- teresting times as there are about fifty outlaw bulls there yet. One outlaw bull amused itself by chasing the .men who were building the corral, in, made them run. But the corrals, are f now ready built in the Ponoeray j mountains. The chutes and cages j and wagons are also ready, Very soon the fun will begin. The i cowboys will round up the -buffalo and collect them in the corral. I one at a time the animals will be 'run.', into a chute. The.cage wagon is then backed up, the doors opened and each buffalo is loaded like a hog and hauled 'by horses on an ordinary1 wagon to the railway station, adfs- a to on the .Northern Pacific. There they will be loaded on spe- cially strong cars and shipped as quickly as possible over the various railway lines to Jiew Battle River Park, at Wainwright, Alberta, oa tee tance, of thirty-five miles over rough road of hills and gulches d wagon road to Crow's Nest, which the secretary was place on file. This was followed y discussion of the sion of railways into thi I '.OH-? A.U afeieed that Colaa-ox. shiiuW do Tyth'ng in. its .pow-r l .Jlway ccmpetltiou. a.A I cr the -holding ..f a totw -iiii-id oni .'a i question were fr-mi L. A.] Janly and Ales-'.' Cameron. After; due consideration it was moved 'by and seconded by F.. G-- that- a committee consisting f B.'' B. Buchanan, L. Ouimette, jid .L.. A. Manly ;be appointed to vork in conjunction with the village to arrange a oint meeting to discuss ;the question vith representatives of: other boards j of trade and .councils ui The meeting is to be' heM in the course of two throe weeks. An invitation to attend will .be sent to the several nemberd of. the Legislature .in'the south-West- This motion carried This special train -will .consist c-t" 'tvrentyr-four specially strong cars with separate stalls for each- ammal which will be ied through, a trap door in. the roof. -The route will be Iroiu Ravalli on the J5T.P.R. to ilts- soula and Helena, thence- north ;on' the-Great Northern, through Great Falls and Shelby Junction, thence by A. B. I. to Here wiU bno of the stops-for a couple of hours when the animals will: be'-, fed cars. From here the buffalo train wiU travel on the C.PJR., to Regina, then change to the Canad- ian Northern and go north to Sas- katoon from which place the special will proceed west on the Wainwright, Alberta. There they will be unloaded and proceed hundred feet wide and a mile half long to the Battle lliver which contains acres. which flows the Battle River spring steel unanimously. The object 01 the meet would" be to dLscuss the .building of proposed railways and to urge the necessity of building the roads as quickly .as possible. 0 P. Willimott of the post office staff, gave thu board some important nformation in connection -with im- proving the mai! service. li' the peo- miles long will enclose the buffalo in their new horoe7 It is the strongest- fence that can be made and was built at a cost of per mile. In 1907 the Government of Cana- da purchased the berd of buffalo from Michael Pablo, a Mexican, who in the year successfully- carried out the' de- livery of the first portion of the herd at JJamont Park, a few miles east of Edmonton. Last year unescpc-ct- ed mishap occurred when the" buffalo escaped f roi n the corral and regained their liberty. It is estimated -that thoro are yet three hundred head of a be pic along" the line -desire the C.P.H. will the lo- that trains, which would ;reatly-improve It was iryBVed by Mr. Manly and seconded by Mr. Graham ;that the will carry out the delivery of every one this spring. After these three hundred head are unloaded at Wainwright the special president ami secretary be. a commit- train wilj be used to tee to.'take the.matter up with the hundmj and fifty ,rom three local with a view to securing he improved mail service as suggest ed. The motion was adopted. i to Wainwright. After that is i the train will go to Banff and take j sixty head oC that herd to the Battle i.River Park at Waiuwrignt. About fifty head will be left i Elk Park at Lament. This park will subsequently be stocked with Impose, elk, and other ani- i mals, natives of Western Canada. I When this spring's shipment is com i plete mid taking into consideration the crop of calves this year, Canada j will have a herd of about nine hund- rcd in thfi various Still Mystery. At Moose Jaw Moose' Jaw, Sask., April j case of poisoning Mrs. Kent is still' shrouded in mystery. In fact thero i 'are few developments to add and thn authorities are very reticent regard- ing facts in their possession. A no- tice was published in an evening paper here yesterday offering re- ward for word of the' boy slleged to have delivered a small parcel to the Kent home, but no reply has been received and all efforts to discover the i; identity of the woman said to U.Junta Carson phoned the late Mrs. fewfe1? .M, hours before her death have so. Creek and Colorado, failed. From the tacts elicited would seem that. Mrs. Kent expected] the arrival of a parcel of .medicine rule, St. went from some person but remarks she is'by-large majority. said to have dropped after leaving the phone indicate that she had doiibts as to the identity of the person who had delivered the message. ELECTION RESULTS IN UNITED STATES In Wisconsin the issufe between- li- cense and no-license resulted in the former carrying the majority of the nd towns. Prohibition won in most places. gtrathcona dollarg to the h iul for the incurable8j a Roman> Catholic in.ti- tution ;