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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume III. Lethbridge, Alberta. Monday. August S, 1910. Number 20: NURSES PUT A STOP TO THE Prevented Laborers Tearing] Up Sod at Fort William Fort William, Aug. .f able to withstand force of la.- borers who under direction of authorities and assistant city solicitor, were about to tear up sod of the McKellar gen- eral hospital Saturday after- noon orderlies sent to the hos- pital for reinforcements, who promptly turned out in the persons of six captivating and indignant nurses, who, taking their stand where the excavat- ors desired to work, stayed there until an injunction tem- porarily restraining the city from their evil designs was secured .from the district judge. The injunction is good until Wednesday. PLACED GREEN FLAG OVER ORANGE HALL Cornwall. Aug. story comes from the township of Mountain, Dun- das county, that a reward is offered for the 'detection of the practical jok- ers, -who very early on the morning of July 12, took the risk of setting a huge green flag floating over one of the numerous orange halls in Moun- tain. CHINESE EAGER TO KILL jj Want to Destroy Manchu Dynasty and Drive Out All the Foreigners Vancouver, B. C., Aug. a great upheaval in southwestern China, similar to ihe boxer movement in the north 10 years ago, is immi- nent, is the news brought by 'the steamer Niiig Chow from China. A traveller who bus been journeying for a year in states that revo- lutionary leaders have plans laid for an uprising of the anti-Manchu dem- onstration in Peking. Threatened uprisings are aimed at the Manchus, but there is an underlying feeling against -foreigners, and the Yunnan correspondent of the China Pose says the rebels would take advantage of the opportunity to exterminate foreigners in Yunnan. He considers that the interference of a foreign power against a revolution would be the signal for attacks on foreigners throughout southwest China. CALGARY METHODISTS ARE NOT INTERFERING Have No Objection to a Preparatory College Being' Established G. W. Kerby's Views WILL EXPOSE THE CONSPIRACY Spanish Premier Will Follow Up Yesterday's Advantage San Sebastian, Aug. gov- ernment's rigorous measures and the formal renunciation by the Catholic 'junta of the threatened demonstration in this comparative tran- quility today and a largely attended bull light wag the chief incident of 'the day. From daylight the streets were patrolled by cavalry, infantry and gendarmes, while heavy bodies of trorps were held in readiness in the barracks at Miramar palace where the Queen Mother- and the royal chil- dren are in residence. Will Expose Conspiracy Madrid, Aug. Canalejas announced his intention today' to ex- pose before parliament the conspiracy against the government in the north of Spain. The general impression here is that the government has won. a signal victory in a de- monstration at San Sebastian which was sure to have Loused bloodshed. The liberal and republican newspapers urge the premier to follow up bis ad- vantage. KILLED BY STREET CAR Winnipeg, Aug. Inglis, aged 72, who was struck toy a street car Thursday evening, succumbed to the shock and injuries Sunday morning. An inquest is probable. Rev. G-. W. Kerby, pastor of Cent- ral Methodist Church, Calgary, writes the Herald as follows My attention has been called to a statement made in two issues of your valuable paper, to the effect that the proposed Methodist College to be placed in Calgary as recommended by the Annual Conference, was the one which was promised to, or was to have been placed in Lethbridge. This, as we understand it, is both misleading and untrue. There was no effort, neither is there now, any ef- fort on the.part of Calgary to super- cede Lethbridge in this matter. Cal- gary through the Calgary District Meeting introduced their proposition to the Conference, for a College in all much as-there -was no one in the Con- ference that had the power to prom- ise a College for Lethbridge, or Cal- gary, or any other place before, the Conference met. But apart from any- thing we have said altogether, if the friends in Lethbridge desire a lege there is nothing so far as can see to prevent them from having such a college- This is a big province with a big future. There is room and need we believe for a College at Leth- bridge and one in Calgary and one in Edmonton, and one in another part of the province. 'When Lethbridge is ready to ask the Annual" Conference or the General Conference for a Col- lege, they will find the Calgary dele- gates ready to support their desire COCHRANE IS HARD New Towu in New Ontario Loses Eighteen Business Places by Fire MAYOR SCOn SUICIDES Pincher Creek's Chief Magistrate Took His Life While in a Fit of Despondency Pincher Creek, Aug. tragedy occurred here between seven and eight o'clock last night by which Pincher Creek lost its chief magistrate. Mayor J. J. Scott, killed himself in a fit of despondency, discharging tho contents of a shot gun into his breast. Just before committing the awful deed he telephoned for Constable Rea, and while the latter was.entering the gate of the Mayor's residence he heard the shot which terminated Scott's earthly career, 'Deceased was alone in the house at the time of tne tragedy, Mrs. Scott being absent visiting friends at Macleod. A gloom has settled upon the community and flags are flying at half mast on the building places. Deceased was 50 years of age and popular with all in the community. Mrs. Scott returned home this morning. He leaves no children. WELL KNOWT SOLDIER IN WEST Baden-Powell Passes Through on Way to Calgary North Bay, Aug. Cochrane, 252! town in first setback when fire licked up nine-' teen business places. As the mer- chants occupied living rooms above their stores, nineteen families are SIR WILFRID LAURIER VISITSJUNDAY SCHOOL Canada's Premier Addressed a Unique Gathering at Telegrams About Train Collision homeless, and tents are being hurried to the scene from Cobalt to house the unfortunates until other arrangements can be made. Shortly after two o'clock Sunday Col-l morning railway men noticed a we in Bradley's real estate office. The South Battleford, Aug. ing the day of travel, in which he ad- dressed gatherings at Davidson, Han- ley, Dundurn, Langham and North .Batfcieiord, Sir Wilfrid Laurier spent Sunday resting at the residence of good faith without any knowledge i with b'oth hands. There should not whatever that Lethbridge was -consid- ering the establishing of .a College there- Indeed, the Lethbridge dele- gates at the Annual Conference never mentioned or even asked the Confer- ence that a College be placed at Leth- bridge i; all they did do in this mat- ter was to move a counter resolution that a College be placed in Southern Alberta. The statement that the College was promised to the church i General Conference to establish at Lethbridge is also misleading inas-' (Continued on page INCENDIARY AT BROCKVILLE Culprit Gives Himself Up But Offers No Ex- planation -Brockville, Aug. incendiary blaze was_ discovered in the big Ker- rill Block Sunday morning. The building was not materially damaged but the premises therein occupied by the Young Liberal Club, Bertrand and Robinson, cigar manufacturers, R. H. Lindsay, C. E. Johnson, C.E., and the Trades and Labor Council, were all badly damaged. Later Pet- er Maret, formerly of Rimouski, en- tered the police station and explained h-e set the fire. He volunteered no reason for the act but affirmed a de- sire to burn the police station also. THIS ROOSTER A GOOD FATHER Birch River, Man., Aug. sec- tion foreman here on the Canadian Northern Railroad, John A. McKin- non, has a wonder in the rooster line. He has a big Plymouth Rock rooster, which takes a hen's place. The roost- er looks after 12 small chickens two weeks old, as their mother was killed, with four of her chicks, by a wolf. CHOLERA RAGING AMONG RUSSIANS Epidemic Nearly as Bad as It Was Two Years Ago St. Petersburg, Aug. scourge cholera continues to spread the most alarming rapidity, par- ticularly in the southern mining dis- tricts and in St. Petersburg, where the epidemic is fast approaching the proportions of the great epidemic of 1908. Figures furnished to-day show that in the week from July 24 to 30 the latest available complete fig- ures there were cases of chol- era and deaths. Of these 478 cases and deaths were reported from the province of Yekaterinoslav and the territory of the Don Cos- sacks in South Russia. "A report from the United Mine Owners Assur- ance Co., covering 48 mines and four foundries, gives cases and The extent of the panic among the miners is shown by figures furnished from 18 mines from which of the employees fled. The epidemic continues to make enormous progress in the capital where the daily average of cases jumped last week to thirty. Yester- day 182 cases of suspected cholera were taken to the hospital and there were 30 deaths. The hospitals now contain 967 caTes of cholera; highest record reported in 1908 was 412 cases per day. iENEVE ASKED TO GO ON THE STAGE A Thousand a Week For Twenty Weeks is the Offer New York, Aug. M. Horkeimer, manager of the All Star Booking agency, announced yesterday that he had telegraphed to Ethel Len- eve in Quebec, offering her a twenty engagement at a -week if she is freed and accepts. He says he intends to have her appear in a play based on the Crippenjcase.! Not Accepted Yet Quebec, Aug. extraordinary offer has been made to Miss Leneve to appear in a theatrical performance entitled "Caught by by a theatrical manager in New York, Miss Leneve has been oSered the sum oi a week for a twenty engagement. She has sent no reply to the offer yet. be the slightest- feeling in this mat- ter, and there is not so far as Cal- gary is -concerned. Nothing but the best wishes for Lethhridge and the honest belief that they can have a College if they want one- The case for Calgary briefly stated_ is as follows Calgary applied tated, and the sprightly little town through the District Meeting to the Annual Conference to memorialize the alarm was at once given by the blast of engine whistles and running from house to house to arouse the occu- pants. Fortunately there was no wind blowing, or the whole town would have .been lost. As it was the names, spread with great rapidity, i leaping from one frame building to another, and the efforts of the bucket brigade was directed to keeping the fire confined to one side of the street. The entire block facing upon two streets, was wiped out. Efforts were made to save stocks, and merchan- dise was piled in great heaps in the middle of the streets, and mud that! escaped the flames was damaged by 1 mud and handling. Only one house is left standing in the two blocks a sorry appearance big black gash across the centre and goods scattered promiscuously in the streets. BALLOONISTS HAVE ARRIVED FOR THE FAIR George H. Webster, of Fargo, N.D.. Harvey Spaulding, of Providence, Rhode Island, and F, A. Thayer, of Chicago, the balloonists' who are to ascend at the fair grounds, have ar- rived with their paraphernalia. Thayer who will -drop from the balloon at a great height, is considered one of the most daring of parachutists in Ameri- ca. AN INCH OF RAIN FELL The drought in this part of the country' appears to be broken at last. On Saturday and Sunday good heavy show- ers fell ai frequent intervals, after a lighter fall had prepar- ed the ground to take in the heavier falls. In nearly all an inch fell. The sky continues to look as though more rain might be expected and the chances are that a good deal of rain will fall before the month is out. The premier has been showered with congratulations by telegrams from all parts of Canada on his es- cape in the wreck of his train on Fri- day night. Several addresses at vari- ous points visited all made reference to the accident with expression of thanks that the premier had been un- injured. Sir Wilfrid assured them he felt no ill effects from the shaking up experi- enced. Speaking at Langham he congratu- lated the population on the number of children in the gathering. "Com- ing from he said smiling, "I am better able to appreciate the presence in the homes: of many little folks." Addressed Sunday Schools The reception took place at Battle- ford at night with a torchlight pro- cession and bands. Brief addresses were given by the Premier, Hon. G-. P.- G-raham, Mr. Pardee and Mr. Mc- Donald. Sir Wilfrid will be joined to- morrow at Lloydminster by Hon. Frank Oliver, who has just returned from a trip to the Yukon, and Pro- vincial Premier -Sifton. This is the old capital of the North West Terri- tory and the party visited the form- er government -house, picturesquely situated overlooking the Battle Riv- er. In the afternoon the premier ad- dressed a union mass meeting of school children convened by various' local clergymen on the exhibition grounds. Over a thousand young peo- ple and an equal number' of adults crowded ,the stands and cheered Sir Wilfrid's appearance. Rev. A. Little, Presbyterian minister, and the local clergy of all denominations took part. The unique audience was briefly addressed by Hon. Geo. P. Graham and E. M. McDonald. Sir Wilfrid counselled the children to honor and obey their parents, to be honest and true, to fight fair in life, and to study the history of their own country. "I am not at all sat- isfied with the visit west in one observed the premier, "my stay is too short to satisfy me, I am already hoping and planning another visit." TO FORM DEEP SEA FISHING TRUST Victoria, Aug. to re- liable information MacKenzie Mann are endeavoring to form a deep sea fishing trust on the B. C. coast. They have secured an option on the Pacific Whaling Company's interests and will also take over the Pacific Coast Fish- eries Co. plant at Pacifico, Queen Charlotte and several other fishing plants, and are now trying to buy out the New England Fish Co., which, practically handles all the halibut on this coast, and the Alaska Whaling Company's interests are also includ- ed in MacKenzie and Mann's deal. Large freezing plants will be operat- ed in connection and it is -proposed, i to erect an immense soap plant that the oil can be manufactured the province instead of being to Glasgow as now. STRATHCONA'S NINETIETH YEAR "An Old Canadian If Not An Old Man' He Says London, Aug. Strathcona re ceived innumerable congratulations when he attained his ninetieth year celebration. A birthday hook entitled Canada's Cour D'Leon was issued to- day containing appreciations fronci many eminent persons, including Jos. Chamberlain, Lord Lansdowne. Many press appreciations appear bearing tributes to Strathcona's commercial greatness, his wonderful vitality. In- terviewed the high commissioner re- plied he would not celebrate the day. He is at his office as usual. "It's seventy years since I went to Can- ada, so it is being an ola Canadian if not an old man, that is what I like to he declared. Canadian Congratulations London, Aug. Strathcona j received cablegrams of congratula- tions from Earl Grey and from Sir f Wilfrid Laurier. PYTHIANS ON Winnipeg, Aug. General R. S. S. Baden -Powell arrived on the Imperial limit- ed, and after a, brief stroll with Col. Steele, continued westward. Fifteen typical English school boys, enlisted in Baden Powell's scouts, passed through the city on the C. P. H. yesterday., bound for Minnehaha Ranch, where they will spend fifteen days in camp of boys. Six are .making the trip as a-reward for proficiency, thorough com- petition, at the cost of the official paper of the .scouts; two others, through the gen- erosity of Lord and parents of other lads "are their bills. T" 1" LOST FINGER; GOT FROM GOVERNMENT Cornwall, Aug. H. .Cput- lee, of Morrisburg, has been in lieu of a pension by the Do- minion because he lost a finger, -while serving in the Northwest Mounted -Po- lice. He may also receive a land, grant 'of a quarter section in the west.' CROP REPORT FROM TM, RANGE 13 PERMITS TO BUILD A. Easton. barn. Round street. W. Oliver, alterations to store on Round street. S125. W. Porter, hotel. Baroness Road, THE APPLE CROP IS SMALLER BY HALF Kentville, N. S., Aug. fa- mous Annapolis Valley, long famed as an apple centre, is about to lose its laurels in that regard at least as far as this year is concerned. Reports from all through -the fruit country are to the effect that the crop will be nof more than half of the normal yield. It is expected, however, that the apples be larger and of better quality than usual, and this may in a measure make up for the smal] crop. The I'ruit farmers will not suffer greatly from the shortage, however, for most of tnem :uso grow small Tryits and berries and the yield of rnese this season has been better Than for years. "Entries at the said Secre- tary McMicol this morning, "in all j classes are about four times as heavy as they were last Stock and exhibits are arriving on rhe grounds earlier than they ever did before. En- tries closed Saturday night and Mr. McXicol and his staff worked almost all day yesterday getting them into shape. He moved out TO the grounds ihis morning- anrt remain there until the fair is over. The vaudeville and balioon people are all here, the latter will make their first ascension tomorrow afternoon. In past years the first day has been given over to the judging and the amusements on that day were few. This year the fair will start, amuse- ments and all. on the first day. tomor- row. The Races The horse racing oo Wednesday and Thursday bids fair to be firsi class. There are over forty jace horses here, far more than ever before, and the purses are sufficient to ensure c-ood sport. There will be five, and per- haps six, events each day. Indians on Hand The Indians from the Blood and Peigan reserves began to arrive on Saturday and poured in by the hun- dreds all day yesterday. They all camped south of Henderson Park., Their parades in full dress and fea- thers, and their pow-wows. George Houk promises, are to be more inter- esting than in past years. He Ss en- deavoring to arrange a tableau repre- senting a scene at Fort Whoop-Up many years ago to be put on on Wed- nesday. Messrs. -Ellis and Murphy, caterers, commenced serving meals in the new dining room, and will continue 10 do so until Thursday night. Important Action Taken by the Supreme Grand Lodge at Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. of the most important recommendations made by -Supreme Chancellor Henry Parish Brown at the Pythian conven- tion to-day was that steps be taken at once to have the ritual, installa- tion services, and application for knighthood translated into and print- ed in the German language to per- mit the introduction of the society on German soil. Other recommendations of the su- preme chancellor are as follows The appointment of a committee of three or more members to consider the necessity or advisability of a re- vision of the laws regulating and gov- erning the suspension of members for nonpayment of dues and for reinstate- ment of members. Ritual Revision Proposed The appointment of a committee to take report at the next convention of the supreme lodge as to the necessity and advis- ability of a revision of the ritual. Repeal of the law providing for the promulgation and use of permanent passwords and the adoption of laws providing for the return of the serri- annual or annual password. R report of the supreme keeper of the records and seal shows that- the cash receipts during the fiscal year beginning 1, 1909, and ending June 30, IfllO were being less than the cash receipts during the preceding fiscal year. This figure, the supreme chancellor says, demonstrates the permanence and stability of the order. Much space of the report is devot- ed to the Pythian sanitarium in Las N.M. The Grain on Last Years Breaking Has Done Well Having been tvritten to, John Jeffer- son, wliC" lirc-s in 1-13. for a report' as to crop conditions in 'that part of the country, east of Coutts, has written the immigration authorities as fol- lows: "You may take it 'that there were 200 to 250 acres of oats sown in this' township and about one third will be fair, those on last year's break- ing showing much better in all cases than those on spring breaking. -Bar- ley, very little, just a few acres; one plot of which, looked very good a month ago, I have not seen it sine's, winter, 200 acres; spring 1000 acres. The same applies here as on the oat ground. Where sown on last year's breaking it has stood the dry weather well and although 'the straw is short yet the ears are well filled, the berry being a fair sample, per- haps not quite as .plump as in. a favor- able season. Potatoes are grown for home consumption and the plots have done very "well in most cases until now. Unless they get rain they will be small." Mr. Jefferson concludes by saying; "I think from what I have seen that this township can stand a, prolonged drought better than most places I have passed through and given a fair and ordinary amount of moisture one could raise anything here." LARGE LUMBER CUT IN NEW BRUNSWICK St John. X. B., Ausr. two hundred and seventy-five million feet of lumber were cut on the New Bruns- wick crown lands last year and the stnmpage dues amounted to over three hundred thousand dollars, over naif of which has already been paid. SIR THOMAS IN HAED LUCK A Squall Dismasted His Yacht with Royalty Aboard Ccxves, Aug. for tie sec- ond time pursued Sir Thomas Lipton in entertaining his royal guests. King Alfonso and Queen Victoria of Spain were paying a visit to the famous British yachtsman on hoard the yacht Shamrock IV, when the vessel: was dismasted by a sudden their majesties escaped injury hut the: trident caused a great sensation. King Edward was the other guest.-, on Shamrock II. when the challenger, for the America Cup was dismasted, by a sudden squall on the May 23, 1901. King Edward had ai miraculous escape from injury whea the topmast and then the.heavy steel mast gave way in the squall, the wreckage of steel cables, heavy "blocks and sails coming down all over the deck of the yacht. A heavy block fell between Lady Londonderry and Mrs. W. J. Jameson and a wire rope struck the owner upon the head, mo- mentarily stunning him. ;