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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOL. II. TO TRAIN MEN ON OUR SHIPS In Order That Canada Would Be Protected On the Seas LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1909. Ottawa, senate held the centre of the stage today with a debate on the motion of the Hon U. W. Ross to the effect that Liberal provision should at once be made for the instruction of Canadian mariners in seamanship and navigation with a view to the development of the ship- ping interests of Canada, and if need be the protection of Canada's com- merce in coast waters and on the high.seas. He was glad to see that both sides were agreed on the ques- tion of naval defence during- the re- cent discussion in the House of Com- mons, and it was gratifying to note >that the British press approved of the position taken by Canada. Can- ada at present was Braking only mea- gre provision for the education of her seamen. Canada was spend- ing about a year on mili- tary services and he thought that a point had .been reached where halt should be called and something be done for the sea forces. As far as he could see not a thousand dollars a year, was now being so spent. He Out Of Coal School Closed The Central school is closed today for the luck of coal. No coal is available any place before Friday, so that the schools will not be open un- til Friday morning. The Board has entered into a contract for the sup- ply of coal for the schools. MAY START SAW MILL Fred Z. Hunt, of Fernie, B. C.f is visiting Lethbridge with a view to ocating here ;aml may put in a large aw mill plant. He will probably the outfit on the river owned r.y the Water- ton Oil and Milling and which was sold some, time ago to Julius Young. A NEW RAILWAY UNE TO CARRY 1909 CROP Wm.Whyte Of the C P. R. In the City-The Bridge Wffl Be Completed In September Local Miners Had Meeting A NEW HELLO OFFICE HERE SOON Work On Telephone Exchange To Be Rushed A. J, Richards, superintendent of annual loss of life at tne -Government Telephone system, sea could "be reduced if the men headquarters at Calgary, was in better trained. An institution forilthe citv In conversation the higher training of naval officers [witn Tlie Herald he announced that should, be; established in Canada. work On tne new two storey brick Senator Power complimented.-Senat- telePhone exchange on Dufferin street- or Ross on his speech but. thought ol the residence of F. Colpman, that he should not press his motion.'would be started in..a. week or ten but hax-e it referred to a committee! davs a-ntl the building "would be rush- Senator .Domville thought that if ed to completion in order that thej- secoiid vice presiden of the Canadian Pacific .Railway anc Supt. Maharg of Medicine Hat wer in. the city this morning for a few hours, Mr. Whyte leaving for Cal gary on the local at 13.40. Mr. Whyte expressed the opinior that the big bridge would be com pleted by September as work on it is being rushed as fast as possible arid the headway madeTias been very satisfactory. It will be completed before the bridge over the Old Man river near Maeleod and'the steel for the Calgary-Lethbridgc line .will be taken over it. The grade for this line as far as Carmangay will be com- pleted by the time the bridge-is ready for the.transportation of thejties steel. "'I. shall be much disappoint- said Mr. Wnyte, "if that line does not take out this year's crop.1" "The Weyburn Branch "Is there any likelihood of .work being started- at tthis end of the Wey- burn he was asked. "That all depends on the settlement. The Weyburn line will be in the na- ture of a colonization road and will be built as required. If the settlers go in they must have facilities." He was much interested to hear of the question said Mr. Whyte. "They have been shipping there for many years but the trade will increase very largely. As it is now Vancouver is the largest wheat shipping port on the Pacific Coast. The wheat is han- dled differently there being shipped in sacks. This seems necessary as grain shipped in bulk heats while going through the tropics on the Cape Horn route. Thf Pacific wheat trade, too, is done with sailing vessels or tramp steamers.. These are not built with bulkheads and in heavy seas C.N.R. NEf TRACK FOR m YEAR tie. The completion of the Panama Canal may make a change in those conditions as larger vessels will be put on the traffic." Mr. Whyte expressed regret that had not to take the six million people of Canada could annually give, a dollar, each it could move the plant in early in the summer. The building will be equip- would help. Great Britain was look- wilh aU modern telephone con- ing to Canada. jveniences. It has not yet been de- After Senators Ferguson and Ellis cided whether to install a central had spoken Sir Richard Cartwright pointed out that the resolution would large expenditure of money and that it. should receive serious consideration. The government, in- tend consulting-, with the imperial au- thorities and in the meantime he thought the resolution should not be pressed. Senator Lougheed express- ed the opinion that the resolution- was too indefinite, and "Senator Ross agreed to withdraw it. Judg e Advises the Architects the case of Rex vs. Rolison, yes- terday Afternoon, at the Supreme Court, Mr, Rolfson gave evidence in his uwn behalf. He said that h while working in Macdonald's offic had made the plans for the Blair more- school from the plans of th Westminster school. When he Tel MacDonald's employ he took atruments with him, previously h had taken number of ergy sj'stem, is in use in the Calgary exchange, or the automatic system as in Edmonton. Either one will be installed when the new build ing is completed. Work will proceed at once at laying- 1 he cables under- ground jn the most of the city. changc is the biggest in the provin- cial system, next to Calgary, and it is expanding1 so rapidly that the im- provements ai'e absolutely necessary. of the government system.is to give the people the best kind of a service, and over ten thousand .dol- lars will be spent in Lethbridge with that object in vfew. The system at Kaymond has been entirely reconstructed. Men are now work at Magrath improving the exchange there, and as soon as they complete their labors in that town they will go to Cardston. rapid settlement. in the 'country to be touched by that line. Mr. Whyte expressed some concern about rumors of the winter wheat bs- ing killed. He did not-'rhiak thort- _was much damaged but thought 4hi .warm weather that was sure to fol- low this snow storm would soon up the extent of the damage if anv The Pacific Route "I have just been, to the j-j.i- About Five Hundred Miles {For Western Canada Winnipeg, Man., April fin- looking after the 'wheat al conference of William Mackenzie and D. D. Mann, of the Canadian Northern, with the local officials to discuss the extension work which is to be done this summer, was held this irorning. Considerable time was spent with Hon. Jl A. Calder, the minister of railways in Saskatche- wan. General Manager Maeleod, of the C.N.R., who wae closeted with the visitors during the-forenoon, and the various branches in which con- a look around the city as he had heard of the great progress being made. "If the crop is good this year, no one can say what will happen he said "for the price of wheat will be Wheat Will Be High "Then you think, Mr. Whyte, that the day of cheap wheat-is "Yes, wheat will be high, Secretary Wilson, is the only member of Roosevelt's cabinet retained by Pres- ident Taft, has stated that in five years there has been an increase of only four per cent, in the acreage of wheat in the United States while the price to the farmer has increased twenty per cent. The acreage will decrease there from now on being taken by, corn and other crops while the consumption is rapidly increas- ing. The supply must come from the Canadian West and Argentina .until and Manchuria reach such a state of civilization that they will use modern methods of agriculture and The local miners held a well at- tended meeting yesterday afternoon. Vice-President Evans was present, jand explained the situation through- out the district. The men are stand- ing behind the position taken by the executive and are determined to fight the issue to a successful finish. Tiie district board will iioid a meet- ing at ..Fei-nie on Thursday. Board .ember Dunlap and Vice-President vans, who were in the city yester- day, left last night to attend. PRESENTED WITH WATCH Prior to leaving Oalgary to estab- lish the Eye Opener in Toronto, R. C. Edwards was presented with a SULTAN MADE EXIT IN THE NIGHT May Be Arrested and Placed On Trial At Salonika watch chain and locket by his news- paper friends. BUDGET TALK ENDS -AT OTTAWA Bill To Create a Con- servation Com- mission Constantinople, April Hamid, the deposed Sultan fcft the capitol last night for Salonika, ac- companied by eleven women of his Ottawa, April the House of Commons Hon. Mr. Fisher introduc- bs large producers. I'do not expected his bill to create a commission on BRIBE OFFERED TO A WITNESS Startling Evidence In the No. 3 Stabbing Case structiOn: department is engaged, was fully, discussed. At the close of the conference this afternoon Mr. Mac- kenzie said: "It has been decided that the conx- luiny would build about-400 or 450 miles of track -during Of this total the largest amount- will be in the province of Saskatchewan. From" 200 to 250- miles wpuld be built there.- Tn Manitoba about a hundred miles will fte; tmilt: and In Alberta from 100 to 150 miles.v to see that in my time, however.' Mr. Whyte preferred not to dis- the conservation of natural resources. The, commission is to consist of 32 cuss the 'strike situation beyond say- of 12 will be ex- ing that it was serious and was bad made up of three cabinet for all concerned, the employee, the riodicals which he had there from time to time. pe- taken Abou four months ago while looking ove some of the periodicals for some in formation he came across a blue print in one of them. He threw it to one side without looking at, it bu about two months ago, looking over some blue-prints he opened it anc saw -what it was. He made no effort to return it although: he knew it was as "he .did not think it was "worth It was left lying When Wm. Brooks; :yho was" working lor j hinTwas sketching "plans for an ad dition :to the Westminster school he I told -them lhatv: the addition was al- Imosl the the Bliinnore I school which heT showed him. ;He did not tell him to use it. He did so, however, and got the sketch I wrong and was told to; go over to the (school and take the proper measure- jments.. He had no intention of de- jpriving Macdonald of the use of the [plan, as he knew he had the orig- linal. Justice Stuart in acquitting olie ac- cused, said that there was evidently criminal intent though the action lay not have been strictly profes- iional. He advised both parties to 'pRISONERS RELEASED Eegina, Sask., April has ben received from -the Department oJ Justice at Ottawa, that Albert and Rudolph Evers serving two and two and a half years in prison at the Prince Albert and Edmonton peniten- tiaries respectively are to be re- leased on ticket of leave. They were sentenced at Regina last fall for breaking into the warehouse of H. W. Laird Co. XILED IN EXPLOSION St. John, N. B., April Rogers'is dead as a.result of injur- ies received in a premature explosion fv dynamite in -.the coal mines at Weldon'yesterday. Gideon Corey was also injured and may die. Sir Frederick Not Alarmed let the matter drop, remarking that was evidently a strong etween them. He reminded Mrr. facdnald that recent court decis- showed that it was not a good for close corporations to strike names of their} roll. To Mr. ilfson he said that he did not think good purpose would be served entering any action against Mr. Ucdonnld. Olive Logan, the American author- Actress and lecturer, died in An am in England, of t disojue. Ottawa; April Frederick torden, when shown sensational des- atch from St.. Joins, K. F., which tated that he was in league with larry .1. Crowe, intermediary of Sir lobert Bond; to bring about cnt- ance of Newfoundland into Confod- ration, evinced no surprise at his ame being coupled with the matter, was an old friend of his. and as Crowe was Andrew. Zibulak was this morning found guilty of doing grievous bod- ily harm to John Teraleski and was sentenced to the Barracks for one week by Mr. Justice Stuart in tb> Supreme Court. The Judge in imposing such a light sentence said that "1 was not in the same class of crime as the stabbing affairs by foreigners that are talked of so much. He felt strongly .igainst Tereleski and it would have served him right if Zibulak had kicked him out "of the house. Zibulak acted un- der .great provocation and aggrava- tion and was justified in using force though he thought that as help wa. nearby in the same house he; was hardly justified in going as far he did. The weapon was not a ferous one being an. innocent pen- knife attack was different from one on trreet or in an- other man's He therefore dealt leniently with the accuse'1. The 'evidence went to show that Steve Mackaranko had quarreled with his brother-in-law Andrew ZiV ulak, whose wife had'thrown his trunk out of the house. St-'ve got John Tereleski and another frii-n-j :to go back with him for his clothes. John, tried to pase himself off as a policeman snowing large cellu- loid button a.f his policeman's but- ton He 'walked bedTu. m where Zibulak, his wife and children were steeping. After an exchange of Tereleski said he was a p liceman-and undertook to arrest'Zib- ulak and struck him. Zibulak 'resis- IT Saulte Ste. Marie, Ont., April Reports from Michicopen on the north shore of Lake Superior says supplies have practically been ex- hausted and .the settlement is in-dire need. It is hoped to get rations in by boat before suffering becomes gen- eral. A gold boom started last fall and drew a large number of prospectors to that place. CONSERVATIVE IN M CHAIR TEDDY'S LUCK Nairdbi, British East Africa. April Roosevelt, and his son Kennit, had sufficiently recovered and nine members from the employer and the public and expres- Provincial governments. The remain- sed the hope that it would soon be inS" tw'enty will '-be 'appointed -by or- settled. tier in council. No salaries will be _ _ _ _ I Paid but tho members will receive j travelling expenses. commission jwili meet annually in January or at I any other time at the call of the chairman, who will be chosen by the j government: The commission will j-have at office in Ottawa under the civil service commission, in charge of an official who will act as secretary- The 'budget debate was .continued. by M. Kacdonald, of J'ictou. He j cojMleini; Foster's opposition I to the 5-ctijn of the transcontinent- al bet M-C on Quebec and Moncton and declared .that in the condemnation. Mr. Foster stamped -himself as a lit- tle Canadian. He spent considerable time on the coa) question and was against reciprocity with the United States in this project. Speeches were made by Messrs. Wright, Mus- An Unusual Occurrence In Committee At Capital Today Ottawa, April deputation rep- resenting the Boards of Trade along the Ottawa River were told by Sir Wilfrid Laurier today that the Gov- koka HcKenzie, ernnient could not undertake the con- ton r Bradbury' struction of the Georgaian Bay-can- ProVencher harem. He was conveyed quietly un- der the cover of darkness. London, April. Hamid's disastrous reign, which opened with Bulgarian atrocities, closes in a most dramatic fashion with massacres of Armenians in Anatolia. His disap- pearance as Sultan appears to cause but few regrets here and abroad but the- course of Turkish affairs will still be watched with great anxiety. The Young Turks acted boldly_and swiftly but not.without the sanction of the Schaik-UWslam. A despatch to the Times says that it was stated in the Chamber that Abdul Hamid would probably be sent to Salonika. Paris, April newspapers in general approve the dethronement of Sultan Abdul Hamid and express the hope that the Young Turks will' profit by the lesson of recent events and show the same self possession in. the exercise of government as they displayed in winning a victory. London, April Bey, the local representative of Young Turks declared today that when Abdul Ham- id reached Salonika he probably would 'have to stand trial. on 'charges set forth in the Fetwa deposing him." "A sentence of execution is not continued Hallid Bey, "but he will probably be imprisoned. Abdul Hamid has; however, been voluntarily practically a prisoner for some years, so this will be no great punishment. His property acquired illegally will be confiscated by the state. I do not. anticipate any ser- ;ifius -trouble, in except possibly 'in Northern Albania, where Abdul Hamid recruited his personal Kody guard." r liTorth Cape Bra- Selkirk Mulloy, CANADA LIFE BI.LL Ottawa, April orders committee of the Commons morning by a vote of 100 to 21 report- ed the Canada Life- bill .which .seeks to correct an alleged .Terror in legis- latioii in: 1878. al until tlie financial .situation of the Dominion.would warrant it. On motion of Mr: Fielding, the fol- lowing subcommittee of banking and frid Laurier largely interested in lumber areas ?n the island, it was only natural u.ues- tioa of entry of Newfoundland in Confederation should.have been dis- cussed between them. Sir Frederick claimed that he had no knowledge of Crowe being intermediary, in. fact Crowo had spoken in all his let- ters ol Premier Bond being the chief opponent of Confederation. He added that he would be pleased to tin- tin correspondence between him aii'l Crowe given full publicity. ted and in doing so picked up a pen- knife lying on the table nearby with his pipe and tobacco. He gave Ter- eleski three or four light jabs which healed up in a few days. A startling feature of the case was .the question of Mr. Conybeare for Crown to Steve Mackaranko. He asked him if he had not told Dvorna- chuk, a previous witness, that his sister had said that if a witness said Terck'ski did not get stabbed in the house he would get The wit- ness-agreed' but Mrs. Zibulak said that she said it would be worth to have a witness say that but she with the first shooting trips and their journey from Kapiti Plains station to the ranch of Sir Alfred on the Athi river, to go out "shooting this morning for small garhe. They were successful in securing a Grants gazelle and a hartebeest. commerce committee were appointed this morning to consider the insur- ance bill: Meighan, Miller, Monk, Barker, Henderson, Harris, Wilson ness, and" Stewart, Hamilton, after which the debate died peacefully to the relief of all concerned. Sir Wil- gave notice that begin- TO COMMAND AT CALGARY Ottawa, April Cruik- shank, of Niagara military has been appointed to itary, district No. 13 with -headquar- ters at .Calgarj-. Colonel Steele is mand of Military district No. 10, with headquarters at Winnipeg. Miner Visits Ottawa April An evening pa- to say so. The case of Bennett vs. Wilson, a badly mixed up case over some pro- perty in North Ward which Y. 3. Shepard bought from Mrs. Munro and Ed. McKenzie and sold "to Mr. Wilson. was paid on the land The Trent Canal is open from Hea- more is coming. The cage ley's Falls to Lake 3imcoe. is an old one having been in court per says that the notable Bill Miner was in Ottawa on Saturday, April 7, and remained there several hours, that -he was in the house of David McNab, 25 Redpath street, and that left the -.Itcdpath home for Carle- ton Place, where he remained for A time to return to a hamlet near Ot- he is now in hiding. This sensational story was told the police this jnormng by Davit) McXab, who Kays he is a relative of the famous outlaw. and Fielding. The minister made no announce- ment as to the likelihood of the bill going through the house this session but probably it' will be passed un- kss it threat-ens ,to 'interfere with prorogation in.1 the (third of" May. Representatives, of -the Western Grain Growers' Association waited upon the Minister of Trade and Com- merce today and presented a peti- tion of Manitoba farmers in favor of Government control of all termin- al 'elevators between-. Fort William and the Atlantic coast.: :A' general discussion followed. '.It will be con- tinued next Monday when- the Do- ,niimon millers' association will'also be heard! In the public accounts this morning Meighan examined Thomas Johnstone, member of the Manitoba legislature for Wirraipeg West in regard to getting titles to land for N. T. R. Johnston is charg- ed with having increased his fees four- j fold by designating each section as "parcel" instead of whole section. ning: Monday next the house would Sitr in the morning- and also on Wed- nesday evening, indicating that the end of the session was in sight. .COOPER MURDER CASE Nashville, Tenn., April Hart today overruled the motion for a new trial in the Cooper murder case, and an appeal 'was taken to the Tennesee Supreme Supreme Court. Alberta Men, At Ottawa Ottawa, April delegation re- presenting grain interests on..'Alberta- waited upon Sir Richard Cartwright this morning and made a number of recommendations which had for their object the development gf export trade from the port of Vancouver. The delegation was accompanied by PROMINENT MAN DEAD Washington.. April representative Joseph W. Babcock of Wisconsin for fourteen years a mem- bar of the lower house of Congress, and for many years chairman Of the National Republican Congress Com- Fremier General Rutherford Cross of and Attorney- Alberta, Hon. mittee, died at his home today. He was-59, years .old. Two Banks Open At Carmengay (Special to The Herald.) Claresholin, April Frank Oliver, and practically all the members representing- western con- stituencies, also by a delegation re- presenting- Saskatchewan and. Mani- toba grain interests, which is here to see the Minister of Trade and Commerce in regard to the estab- ment of government ownership terminal elevators. The delegation pointed out that now that the C.P. bfT.a Wl11 be'r'rst in banks soe 28 several; times before. A hitch occur- red in that the stenographer's notes of Sheparcrs previous evidence had been destroyed and he is now missing. Four warrants are out for his arrest which one counsel suggested should reach the four quarters of the earth. In the case, Munro is the one who stands to lose and Judge Stuart said that the court should go a long way to see that she be given justice in thf> matter. j The chair was occupied by Former ea8J of herc' The Union Judg, Doherty, Conservative for St f the Commerce in- Ann's, Montreal, in absence of A.H. today' lt is said also R. is giving lower rates westward it was possible for grain- to be sent from Vancouver via Cape 'Horn to Liverpool at advantage over ship- ments 'eastward. The delegation, therefore, asked for government own- terminal elevators at Vancouver, and- for amendments to the grain act which will make it just as-easy to ship grain westward '.as eastward. The proposed amendments include organization of new grain -inspection, division to include Alberta and Sas- katchewan under supervision of Do- Clark, an unusual occurrence. It is a good ,many years since a occurrence. that the Merchants' Bank have also [himself as being- in. sympathy with Binning. WRIGHT'S FLYING TRIP the a.rop ccwful flights ;holm. the town being too far cast. OK TT- UA i11 is a weli situfltod Place, standing April 35 -Wilbur W right, 'high( with the Bow opknist. made a _ acnes of suc-'in? along8ide. The JJUIe BBre this afternoon. Jnn at woll spokcn of The aeroplane rose in the air with- by travellers. out th? aid of a derrick or roil. It _ ___ was forced over the ground in tho- HEARING THE FINISH beginning by its own propellers. The Ottawa. April 27.-As an indication momentum gradually was increased of the near approach of prorogation, 'until at tho end of 150 yards the ma- the Chairman of the .Commons rail- chine left the ground and went into way committee announced this proposal made, but he could not j promise any legislation this session. This will not harm meailtirae- 'however, whatever is to be done would be done on order in council. the air- morn- ing that the last sitting of the com- mittee will be held on Thursday ow- Mountain liberals nominfct- to the decision of the Government ed J. T. Klliott for the Manitoba to ho'd morning sittings of the Om- legislature; mons starting Monday next. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS The mail bags on the Daihousie, N. B.. train to wlttt the maritime express, were stolen last- night and contents of the registered letters taken. The money included from the Royal Bank of Cou- ada to the St. John agency. Wm. T. Lewis, state labor commis- siouer of Ohio, brother of President Lewis, of the U.M.W. of A., Mrs. Nichols, wife of Xlchols, of the Canadian General Electric Co., Toronto, is deftdt ;