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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Daily Herald WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1908. NO. I 99. RESULTS IN STANDARD SIX Soccessfil Pupils from Sou- thern Alberta Scitools AN EARTHQUAKE WRECKS ALGERIA Constantinople, Algeria, Aug. The theatre, the bank, the hotel and the market were partially wrecked. The Arab quarter was badly dam- aged. The casualties occured at Houf- iaea aau Cunuenieuuua, waete many (Special to the Herald.) Edmonton, Alia., Aug. re- sults of the Departmental examina- tions in Standard.VI are: Ha- rold Hamilton, Percy is. Harding, L.eon Kane, Lillian Kane, Gritce Ltil- iiwrte, Donald McDiarmid1, Robert McCulloch, .William Ralcy, James Wallace, Eleanora Wright. Dersch, Jean Grif- fin, Augusta Gardiner, Percy Hotch- kiss, Phylis McCartin, Josephine Par ker, Winnie Patterson, Susan Walker. Blackmore, Mark Coombs, John Ellison, Mattie Elli- son, Sarah Shece, William Allen, Alakavish Nellie, Mary Hoyson, Leah Davi Harriet Dudley, I vie Heninger, Vilda Matheson, Clarence Fern Redd, Lester Searle, David Watson, Fred Venney, Ralph Thompson. of houses were demolished in the suburbs of Constantinople and a great revice in the earth has appeared on a neighboring plateau. Constantinople Shaken Constantinople, Aug. A violent earthquake- was experienced here at 20 minutes, paet two o'clock this morn- ing. It lasted ten seconds and did great damage. No persons wer.- kill- ed" here, but it is reported that a TRANSCONTINENTAL STRIKE ON THE C. P. R. Men of the Mechanical Departments From Coast to Coast Will Quit Work Main Cause of Trouble Due Action of the Company in Promulgating Award of Majority of Arbitration Board Without Consulting the Union Representatives--C.P.R. Silent-Out at Lethbridge HINDUS ATTACK WHITE WOMEN Bombay, Aug. brutal attack upon a woman by a band of Hindus near Paudharpur, in the Poona dis. trict, indicates the growth the an- tLforeign senciment in India. Miss WOMAN MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED number of by towns. svere lost in the H, W. LAIRD TAKES ACTION Sues the Rcgioa Lcauer ior Against Premier Scott "BOBS" SAILS TOMORROW Roberts will leave on Thursday evening for Mon- treal and sail from Quebec for Eng- land on Friday. He will drm- through the principal streets of this just prior to his departure and receive the acclamation of the peo- ple. HY: is resting1 quietly and to. Regina, Aug. W. Laird this morning took civil action against the Regina Leader for twenty-five tbou sand dollars for publication of li lous statements regarding himsel and also action agains Premier Scott for writing a .lette containing libellous statements. Pro cess will be served on Scott today b a constable leaving for that purpose Criminal action will also bc-taktr into the. the anacs ana was beaten with sticks and stones into unconsciousness. Winnipeg, Aug. general strike of the mechanical department of the Pacific Railway will be in. tuguraied tomorrow morning at ten Final orders have is- sued to the men in all shops and round houses from St. John to Vdii. couvc-r to quit at the sound of a whistle. Go Out at Montreal Montreal, Aug. meeting of the C. P R. mechanical and car workers Hardy of the strikers committee, said that the immediate of the clash was the action of the Company in pro- mulgating' the awiinl oi the major, ity of the arbitration board without consulting the representatives at all, which they construed as a breach of the. spirit uf the award. said, had been warned that if they did this there would be trouble, but they went ahead with the re.sult of a general strike tomorrow. So far as the com- pany is "concerned are prcserv. unions at the Angus shops was held absolute silence up to the pres. here tonight, when it was decided that Montreal men should join the strike to go out at 10 o'clock tomor- row morning. The strike will affect about men at the Angus shops, but in the, same department last year, men were employed and only Saturday 150 men were laid off. C. P. R. Silent Montreal, Aug. Thomas mo .TOW will only see the South Afri. against the Leader editor and civil can veterans, and, the city council j action will be taken against Scott will present him with later. EDMONTON AND BANK MEN ARE ASTOUNDED Shaughnessy has nothing to say re- garding the Winnipeg report that the company's mechanics are ordered on strike tomorrow. Bell Ha'rdy, rep- resenting tile 'men said then: was nothing to say either one way or the other. It was quite likely, hi- added, that there would be something defin- ite to give out tonight or tomorrow, ent. Vice President McNicoll is out o! the city an iusMection tour, but is expected back.tomorrow when he will takr affairs. The com- pany, however, has all along taken the ground that the time is ripe for a readjustment .of the relations be- tween the unions ami the C. P. R. owing to the depression of traffic, and has indicated from the very first that if the men looked for trouble they would be liable to find it. Their prompt action in-enforcing the ma- jority findings of the arbitration board in face of the threats of the union men indicates that they in- tend to bring the "whole matter to a head and fight thB men to the end if necessary, After the meeting, President Bell The Herald report r was at the C. P. R. shops at 10 o'clock this morning when all the men in the mechanical trades walked out. All who remained in the shops are the wipers, lighters and the foreman. The men would say nothing either one way or the other as to the cause of the strike or the demands of the men. They held a meeting to dis- cuss the situation, to which the Her- ald was not invited. "Our instruc- tion are to give nothing said the leader. "We are out." That is the whole story. A representative trainman told the Herald that the strike of the me- chanics would not interfere seriously with traffic for a few days but that in two weeks or less it -would com- pletely tie up the locomotives which are constantly needing repairs and cleaning. He would not say any- thing as to the possibility of the trainmen taking any action in sym- pathy with the strikers. Foreman Pennefather and Agent Graham had little to -say at this stage as to the effect of the strike on the general traffic, or on the strike in general. Mr. Pennefather was nrmfipd in the morning by the men that if a settle- ment were not made, ten o'clock was the hour at which the men were called out. He says they are a fine crowd of inen at this division. AN ONTARIO STORM Tottenham, Ont., Aug. terrific storm lato thi.s afternoon coused great damage in a strip over three, miles wide. Hailstones as large as plums were carried the streets by the floods of rain and piled a foot high. Hundreds of windows were smashed and frame buildings blown over. The grain crop will be a total loss. BARRETT WILL NOT BE HANGED Sentence of Prince Albert Murderer is Com- muted People of Writing-On-Stone Want Inquest Over Death of Mrs. Seigar Suspicious of the death of Mrs. some of the settlers around Ottawa, four o'clock STABBED SULTAN IN -THE BREAST FERNIE RELIEF FUND GROWS Tour Lethbridge and Cardston Districts in Auto and View Crops L. P. Strong Says the Crop Will be Immense will cut from the district i form ity to the crops than ever be- rumiing from Lethbridge south west fore." to the American boundary the bigg- j "How est crop ever taken oil the that region." il you find the spring Mr. Strong was asked, "It was as good as it possibly So spoke a man who knows what .he is talking about and who never! .talks boastfully. That man was :P. Strong, gencra.1 manager of the Alberta Pacific Elevator Co., Calga- ry, who returned last night from a two days' auto trip to Coaldalo, Stirling, Iluyrnoml, Magrath, Spring Coulee, Ralcy, Cardston. Kimball and Aetna, in company with C'. W. Howlejvmanager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Culgojy. .F. P. Bell of the western headquarters of Jjio same bank at and C. G. K. Nourse. .manager of the local branch. "It was a pleasant surprise to me" continued Strong. "I was down here Inst spring, when the fanners had started to plough and I was dis- appointed that the acreage of winter wheat was so small. I had no idea so much spring wheat would IKS sown and my trip was a revelation, as I am satisfied that this year's grain crop will be far in advance of any other year in the distory of this dis- trict." Best Crop in History "I have been going over this dis- trict for three years, and I have seen fine crops there in other years, wit what I saw Monday yesterday satisfied mo tlmt this year's grain was the finest crop the district eve." linri I uf il'i I vance in sill respects of anything I had ever seen in this or any other country. In the vicinity, of to the north-west, 1 viewed a (540- jicre field of winter wheat helonKing to the O. W. Kerr Co. Eight or binders at rvork I woulrl estimate very conservatively (lint the wheat on this field will go nt least bushels to the acre and I may say that that, field of wheat is not any better thnn a great many fields that 1 sot my eyes upon." That is a great tribute to (his yer.r's crop and it can be accepted at full value as Mr. Strong is an olevn tor man and elevator uiftn Imvc not the reputation over-rvsti things. "From to the hoiuv Mr. Strong also declares the crop will average better than any other of ,the three years I have cov- ered There is more un- coukl be. Oats, I might say, wore :iot so good. They arc too short. I have noticed that the south is not as good for outs as the north but it is for wheat." London, Aug. special des- patch to the Exchange Telegraph Co. from Geneva, says: "The Sultan of Turkey was stabbed in the breast on Monday night by a minor .palace of- ficial. The coat of mail whlcfc the Sultun always wears, deflected the blow. The would-be assassin was arrested. Apparently he had been bribed to commit the deed as ha had JR. large sum of gold in his pockets and his baggage was packed ready for llight. "The news was received in Geneva yesterday, in a telegram from Con- stantinople to a young Turk here. People of Lethfcridge Respond Generously to Appeal- More Money Wanted Big Increase in 1909 "Another revelation to V saicl Mr. Strong, "was the vast of fall wheat being put in Abe ground now. I um sure next year's acreage will be double any former year." Would you advise the farmers of the. south to devote most -of their attention to winter wheat was an- other query fired at the elevator man. "1 do not want to advise, my belief is that the farmers jiheiul by devoting almost their, sole attention to hard wit.ler While I was at Cardston. 1 J-UAV Itmri growing its twenty-first crop of winter wheat. The farmer adhered very wise system of summer ing. For instance on a acre field we saw 80 acres in winter whout and the balance in" summer v He will the latter right away to winter wheat artH the field hc-.tniig' crop this year will bt summer next. That is the way to my opinion. The owner of v has had an average of 39 or 43 busir els an forgot which, for past 21 years. The crop that he has oday will go Id or -IS bushels to he No Damage to Crop "Tn'd yon find any of the e.-opa "Xo da mag where." 'What do you think of th triet immediately surrounding "As good as nny. You the very best, of winter wheat lands. The crops in the Coaldhlc district are just, as good as nny district I seen this year." Mr. Strong intimates thnt. he would have two new elevators built. in the south country ns a result of his trip. Where tlicy wonid be plac- ed he. was not prepared to announce. Eyo-opaner to Them GAME DECLARED OFF The ball game that was scheduled for this evening between Lethbridge and Taber has hjten declared off. Ta_ ber for some unaccountable r. ason not being able to send a nine. The people of Lethbridge are res- ponding most generously to the ap- peals for money for the Fernie re- lief _fund. Since yesterday has been received putting the total up to More is wanted to make up the ainud at. When tlie Herald man asked Mayor Tnttle of Fernie what he neded mos' for his people, he said "Money." The mayor a splendid organic ation to look after the destitute. Pros ident Linds y, of the Goal Co., Pres ident Sherman, of the Miners' Union, DARING ROBBERY AT SASKATOON TERRIBLE DEED North Bay, Ont., Aug. Maude Lamothe, who resided in the Township of Widdifield, one mile from Novth Bay, committed suicid Sunday night by shooting herself as a result of jealous quarrel with her husband. Just before the tragedj Mrs. Lamothe secured a revolver with the avowed intention of shoot- ing her husband, but he put her ou of the house and took to the woods She then turned the wwipon on her this afternoon a meeting of the cab- net council commuted to life impris- onment the sentence of death passed upon named Barrett, of Prince Albert, for murder of his tep son last spring. Barrett while forty miles, east of CouttK, made request that an inquest be held. The Mounted Police .sent for Dr. McNally and Coroner D. J. Campbell of Macleod, who went south yesterday. Sirs. Seiger had been away for some time on account of her health and hart only recently re- turned. She died very suddenly wid was buried at once by her husband. A black mark on her shoulder at death caused somu auspicious among the neighbors. A fifteen year old had been liv- ing with Seiger as housekeeper. He is now held on a charge of rape. No action will be taken on the other matter until further reports are re- ceived from the doctor and the cor- oner on the verdict of. the inquest. The police1 do not lay much rtock in the suspicions of the neighbors of the homesteader and ordered in- quest only at their request. Jos. A. Young, who knows tin: people well, says there is nothing in the suspicions stated. It is a clear case of want, the family being in ex- in a fetizy of rage snapped a pistol i treme poverty having nothing to eat at his wife but the weapon missed fire. His little stepson then ran in between and step father and the latter in trying to push him aside discharged the boy. the pistol, killing and little to drink. Mrs. Seigar had been drinking sleugh water, causing illness of an acute nature. In Ker weakened' condition she was unable to withstand the inroads of the dis- ease which ended fatally. FERNIE A SCENE OF DESOLATION Herald's Staff Correspondent Pictures the Awful Results of the Disaster Incidents of the Terrible Calamity (From Our Staff Reporter) Fernie, Aug. awful stories officials of the Coal Co., stood ies tyJive of the city's finest resic idences, of the disaster at Fernie had preps.r, over which the-fire fiend had leaped ocl the Herald correspondent to wit- ness the worst possible scenes imag- inable as he hurried to the The Thief Gets Away With Valuable Rings and Watches on, Aug. 5. A some- what easy, but bold robbery was per. pe; rated yesterday evening b twetm six thirty and' seven o'clock, the vic- tim b'Mnp 1C. Davidson, jew. Her. S e_ and the Mayor :tre working hand in hand and have that Fernie, too.' might have suf- fered less than reports stattd. But how sOi'ili were these hojM.-s sluit. ered. There it lay. poor tire.stricks n thrice the prey of the fire enrh worss' than the vding. Fernie. a ci.y oi four thoiu arul people, the metropolis of headquarters for some, of the ;r.'atest industrial concerns of tho province, was to 'the ground. For a mile and a haU north and south and half a mile east and west there was nothing but ruins, only a few walks standing. Out in bold lief in the midst of the sceiv- wen three saved buftMings. the Westen Canada Wholesale Co.'s warehouse the Crow's Nest Pnss Coal company's head ofliees ami the priest's house which alone spoke to the Strieker people of the fotsl. shfltor, and con- solation. Off in the'southwest corner of tlie city, shnded by beautiful tree and surrounded by well-kept lawns including the property known as thf W. R.'Ross. M. P. P., and Mr. Mott, which were saved by desperate fighting, a small hoilse in the centre a shack on the north which in some unaccountable way were miss. ed by the flames, and the old C. P. station which stood alone compav- 1 ativoly safe, were all that was left to iorm the nucleus, of a fourth Fernie. Early in the morning from the coke ovens, the saved houses, and all sorts of places of shelter or refuge, began to pour forth the people, making a visitor think of a corporeal ressurrec- tion, such a thought being made only too real during the day by the ga- thering of a few bones of those who were caught in the fire. They could be identified only by the place and circumstances. The stories of the Ford family in tlie well and of Lena Bell, the colored woman have already been reported. This afternoon what was le-Jt of eight Italians (supposed- ly) were found in Ihe ruins of an Ital- ian bread oven where they had fool- ishly sought shelter but had roasted like rats in a trap. Many are the stories told of hero- ism and narrow escapes and of sad One old grandmother was bedridden and only the grandchild- ren were in tho house with her when he fire threatened. There we're not escuers enough for all and this aged u-roine said. "Leave me and take he Children. My life is nearly gone theirs is ahead of them. Save hem." They took the children and returned as quickly as possible, but too late. A man ainl his wife were fleeing across an open space in the north end that looked perfectly safe but the hurricane swept the fire in the space and caught.-them a? if by design. An- other bedridden woman, Mrs. Turner, was taken to a supposed place of safe- ty but the wind in one of its un. .iccountabJe vagaries shot at the. place ind before tho spec- tators could move she was surrounded by flames. It is not ofti-n that, a mine acci- dent is a blessing. On Friday morn- ing a big bump occurred, in the Coal Creek mine throwing hundreds of men temporarily out of employment. These men were in Fernie when the (Continued on Back ;