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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOLUME 3 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST .2, J30S. FAITH IN LAWS NOT VERY GREAT Anglican Synod Expresses its Views on the Temperance Question how great the success of the cafes inaugurated thera had been. These, j cafes sell light beer and other drinks, hot aud cold, -while. 'billiards and j other games may be indulged, in. 'The. i light provided has special- ly prepared by arrangement -with the; brewers, whereby it is non-intoxicat- j ing and' frfe fi! duty These eaf I have been entirely self supporting, j TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SELKIRK, MAN. CRIMEAN VETERAN DEAD Port Arthur, OKI., j Parker an S3 year .old veteran of.'the (Ciiinyan War, died in the district yesterday. H> was- home. j less and iriendl ss and b-ing unable I to work was' commitced as a vag_ rant. i j Calgary. August temperance committee in its report to the An- glican Synod, expressed as firmly cf the opinion that laws passed in aid of temperance, which are- contrary to the and inclinations of the community cannot be other than ob- jectionable. -Thp true solution of this problem lies not in laws of parliament, but in the personal efforts of men- and Consumption of spirits has decreased j very considerably. j Personal instruction of individuals? sports and healthy interests have been useful in furthering the cause, but the real power which enable men u> escape the temptation of life is the power of God. without this ail efforts are" unavailing. The was read by Canon d'Easum, and was received with loud applause and unanimously adopted PASSENGERS AND TWO OF A CREW LOSE THEIR LIVES IN A FIRE WHICH DES- TROYED THE LAKE WINNIPEG STEAMER PREMIER TENNIS .CHAMPION Aug. Moyes, of Toronto, the ladies' Canadian j tennis championship for the third year in succ ssion by d feating Miss Clay" of Montreal, in. the challenge round on Saturday. The trophy comes the property of Miss Moyes. i NOT SO MANY DRUNKS IN CITY and is to be printed of the synod. annals WRECK IN GERMANY Eckernfoorde, -Germany, .Aug. Nine persons were killed and many injured this morning in, a collision betwe .-n a passenger and a train of empty "cars on the branch line running 'between Tlensburg- and KieL The dead and injured resid nts women. Attention was drawn to the present i of towns along the line. measures dealing .with tliis some' of which That no wholesale license will, be granted to a place with less than inhabitants. No, hotel license, will, be granted to place with less than 40 dwellings. No licensed building may stand nearer than 200 yards to any church, school or- college. No -person under 21 years of age may "be supplied with' Honor or al- lowed to loicex about a bar. These the committee considered to be generally''beneficial. The synod was referred to the re- port of the synod on temper- ance legislation in Norway and Swed- en, which shows that the system em- ployed there has had the effect of in_ no doubt that prohibition brings many evils in its train. The system in vogue in Denmark -referred to, and it was shown Gas Well Gets Down Deeper The gas 'well "ooring has been go- ing along fine the last few days. On Saturday, the borers measured up and found that the hole' is no deep. That is over two hundred feet bslow the level taken ov r by the city. There has been no change in the prospects in that space, the drill being still-in rock. PROHIBITION IN N. B. Winnipeg, Aug. steamer Premier, Capt. Scevens, of Selkirk, was burned to the water's edge at Warren's Landing on Lake Winnipeg Thurbday morning. Six yf the" pas- sengers and two of thj crew failed '.o make their escape and were burn- ed to. death. The docks, freezers and several buildings in the imm diate ricinity also burned: The fire started in .the hold of the boat the engine room arid gained such ripid headway thai escape was cut off for many of thos2'aboard. The loss is roughly estimated., at only partially insured. The dead are: Mrs. Antoine Goutura, of Selkirk. Walter Olson, of Simla, Man. Miss Mary Povah, of Winnipeg. Elmer'Jones, son of I. J. -Jones, manager Dominion Fish Co., Selkirk. SelkirKl Leonard Selkirk. They were all passengers. Gus Weil, of St. Boniface, cook, Norman Smith, of Selkirk-assist, nut cook. Mrs. Mosner ol Norway House, burned on Miss Isbister, back injured by jumpiqg overboard. 'The Premier left Selkirk .for the p.m. with a crew Thursday morning. At ten o'clock phe. The Indians, although St. John, X. B. Aug. KWPetitions IV-V-T iakliiK tlie New Brunswick govern. 7TC onc govern- ment to put a prohibitory liquor law en th2 statutes of the province the next session are being circulate for signatures. Strathcona Makes a Fine Gift To the Fernie Fire Sufferers Busy Building a Arew City A Bank Has Opened Fernie, B C., Aug. a scorching sun the ceaseless work of rebuilding the city has gone on day by day and the result has been mar- velous. Tonight for the first time since the disaster many will sleep "under a roof again. Particular attention has ?n devoted to the sanitary arrange- ments and large bath houses will be completed by tomorrow when all will be compelled to perform a scientific ablution whether they appreciate the process or not. Lumber and supplies have been coming in all day, and v.ery little work has been delayed for lack of materials. The Bank of Hamilton opened up in their hew premises to- day and the Horns Bank, and Bank of Commerce hope to be in a position, to reopen tomorrow. The fires ari still burning fiercely on the moun- tain sides and eating into good tim- ber. There is no hope of extinguish- ing it unless thsre are heavy rains but from present indications there is none in sight. All the offices in connection withj the relief work have been removed to the school premises and are con- veniently situated. No further cas- ualties hav3 been reported but it is impossible to make a thorough and systematic search yet. The G. E. is blsinly engaged-in replacing the big bridge across th Elk River and repairing their road- way, and' ths G..P. E. have completed the new station, freight sheds anc have made good progress on- their roadway. Everything is still -running smoothly, and the same cheerful anc confident feeliner .mains. Eossland, B. C.', Aug. sum of is the' amount col- lected by the finance committee for the benefit of the Fernie fire sufferers and there is more to come. In ad- dition nearly thirty boxes and bales of clothing have gone forward. Montreal, Aug. Royal Trust company, this received a telegram from. Lord Strathcona who sailed today for England by the. Em-- press of Britain instructing it to do- nate on his account the sum of the relief of the Fernie fire suf- terers. Ottawa, Aug. Deakin, of the Australian commonwealth, has cabled Sir Wilfrid Lauric-r expressing his sincere sympathy in the great loss of life and property in the Fer- nie fire. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE DEAD OFFICE. TORONTO B. E. WALKER, President ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager ESTABLISHED 1867 Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED AT. ALL BRANCHES DRAFTS AND M'OMEY. ORDjERS sold, and money transferred by telegraph or letter. made in all parts of Canada and in foreign countries. FOREIGN BUSINESS. Cheques and drafts en the United States, Great Britain and other foreign countries bought and sold. ll3 LetMjridge Branch C Notirse, Manager! Warren's Landing Wednesday evsn- j ing arid unloaded her cargo during the morning. In the afternoon, Cap. tain-Stevens took .on the return car_ ;which included worth-of furs. All was in readiness to sail in tha morning fir.; broke out. in the hold near the boilers and before an alarm could be sounded had cut off sscaps by the main There were about 35 sleeping on board and th.se were cut off b'fore they had time to dress. 'A got away br the- gangplank hut oAers were forced to Jump into the tug Idell alongside. Little is known as. to how the vic- tims, of the tragedy deaths. It is supposed; they were cut off in. the cabin and either burned to death., or-smothered befor.1 the flames them. Before the steamer could be cut adrift and shov- ed into thi lake the flames .driven' by a heavy wind caught the.-docks and in the absence -of fire fighting applianc- es it wasN, but a few'-minutes before the boat was completely destroyed. Thi trading post and; houses of thfc and the tug The first word of the tragedy reached Selkirk last night by the strainer Wolverine, which brotight down-? the surviving passengers and the crew of the burn- ed steamer, Premier. Jones, Overton .and Freyer three boys who .were on.a holiday trip as was also Miss Povah of Wifl- nipeg-. The Premier "was the property every fled OFF. FOR "BOBS." Ottawa. Aug. fusal of a public welcome, Lord Kob- ers -received ari unofficial but very ht-arty send-off, leaving for '.Quebec- tonight. streets from .-Govern- ment House through "the city to the station were lined with, thousands of citizens. Lord Roberts was kept busy acknowledging the cheers. He was accompanied by Lady Eileen Roberts and Lady Violet Elliot, daughter of settlement were saved Idell had a narrow ol the Dominion iish of Selkirk, plying on Lake Winnip g between Selkirk and Warrenjs Landing, which is at the extreme northerly end of the lake. Looting by the Indians was one of the incidents following the catastro. Daring Villains At St. Thomas man's help was needed, to the woods at the' first cry of for the most part. Later, when the stock from the little store owned by the ,Fish Company was freely placed at the disposal of the pass.-ngers who had lost everything, the Indians re- turned and corralled everything in sight. _, >r- T v A -Lorcl arid staff. He sails on The escape of Miss nurse _ v T v Empress of Britain Friday morru of Selkirk, who was bringing "two niee eshoine, was" of the most thrilling. Miss. Isbister was on; the outsea side "of the vessel and in. try- ing to assist- her nieces she 'was de- layed in getting away. Sbe .finally rushed to thj rail only to find that the tug which had taken off as many of the passengers as possible, had been forced to back away from the steamers side to escape catching Men on the tug called frantically to the woman-to jump into-the water and after some hesitation she climbed thi rail and sprang out. Her-feet slipped, however and she struck the side of the boat. Bebounding, she again struck the rail of the tug and was picked up unconscious. Careful work on the part of the local phy- sician, howev.rf restored her and sho will soon be as well as ever Mrs. Messer, matron" of the mis- sion at Norway -House -wlio one of the passengers narrowly es- caped as the result of her frantic at. tempts to save her clothing. She had to be removed from the room practically by main force -and was severely burned. Chief Gillespie Gives Credit to Early Closing of the :Bars (From Monday's Daily.) Is response to tHe ter's inquiry for news Chief Gilespie this morning said that there- -wasv none as everything was "quiet" "There is very little drunkenness in the city it is seldom drunken except--on some special "occasions T There'was a terrific -the damage to the BRYAN NOW A UNION. Prr Elected to Honorary Membership in LLincoIn Typographical Lincoln, Augl. Bryan is again defeated for office .he ..will this time have a trade to fall back upon. He is now- a full print- er. At the regular meeting of the Lin- coln Typographical" Union No. 200, Mr., Bryan was elected, an honorary member, which carries .with it the right to a working card, .and ship by transfer to thi active list at any time. membership was voted at the same time to Gov. son Sheldon, of Nebraska, a return for his treatment of union labor. wen appointed to no- tify them of their election. FIRST LOAD OF FALL WHEAT Placed on the Market 4O Bushels To the Acre [From Monday's The wheat market- season of 1908 opened, in this city today with; the first load of wheat being sold by G. %L 'Hatch from the Hansen farm, to the Ellison jUillihg ,Co. 'for SOc. per bushel: This sample load grad- ed 1 hard, weighing 63 pounds to the bushel. The crop from this hundred and sixty acres, averaging forty bushels to the acre, will be threshed and in the elevator by Thursday night, the Liberal executive meeting Friday bushels has been..: secured for seed by several different parties hav- CONCEDE !8 SEATS "Regina, Aug. reliable sources the report comes out tha.t at night the workers conceded eighteen provincial legislature. seats in the Reports also indicate that H. TV. Laird will carry" Regina with consid- MISSING P. M. TURNS UP 01 Howard O'Connor of Burdett, Turns Up in Montana ing fall wheat land prepared. The jSTewton threshing outfit, goes .next to the Naismith farm. GOVERNMENT IS FOR HOME LABOR Will Not Allow Rail- roads to Import Men FERN1E SULL NEEDS AID Message From Mayor Tuttle to the People of Canada Fernie, B. C.T Aug. 9 the peo- ple "of Canada: "On behalf, of the ci- tizens of the city of Fernie, .which was almost totally fire one week ago, I venture to make a further appeal for financial assist- ance. The generous response to -our first call for aid has enabled the council and committees to make sat- isfactory for' the most ur- gent needs. The extent of distress which has been caused is only now being revealed however and the great work of relief lies ahead ofius. Howard O'Connorr the postmaster i Burdett, whose mysterious disap- ago the Grand Trunk Pacific railway earance last March caused so much company got permission of the gov_ xcitemcnt, has been located. The olice have been searching the half i the continent for the man or his emains or some clue, as fears were ntertained that he might have met Tith foul play. He was finally lo- ated working for a farmer ten miles cross the boundary from the police etachmcnt at Wild Horse. iS'o rca- on is known for his disappearance s his accounts were alright. O'Con or is a member of the Independent rdor of Oddfellows and this order as also active in prosecuting' the earch for the missing man. TECUMSEHS WON Toronto. Aug. Ttcumschs efoated the Shamrocks in the L. U. game here Saturday by a of 7 to 4. Tho result makes -look like tin Incrosso champions of Eastern Canada for the present year.. The sacrifices of railway companies and the heroism shown by their employ- ees at the time of the fire were re- sponsible for the saving of hundreds of lives and the fact that five.thou- sand people have since been kept from starvation can be attributed to the bounty of friends not only in this country but (iri Spokane and other portions of the United States. Further supplies will be required Tie- fore long, and in the meantime the money is needed to furnish protec- tion to the population in various ways. Sanitary conditions must be restored, shelter must be provided against the coming of inclement wea- ther, medical supplies must be pur- Ottawa, Ont., Aug. and evcry precaution must I be taken to prevent an outbreax of disease which is at this time of very- greatest menace. Out of 800 dwell- St. Thomas. Ont., Aug. attempt was made at midnight Sat- urday to attack the- home of Wm-. ilcLelian, on Scott St., an infernal machine being hung on the Icnob of the front door- explosion but building was slight and a few buck- ets of water put out the fire which, followed the explosion. 3IcX.ellan was three years license inspec- tor for West Zlgin a fact; which, may have had something to do with the" evident plan to work harm on him -crnd. his Tlie-infernal chine consisted of an iron pail filled with explosives, a short candle being used as a -fuse. N No Change In Strike Situation Montreal, Aug. of the denial of C P. E. officials that 200 additional workers joined the strikers on Saturday, the strike situation re- mained practically unchanged. Every department at. the Angus shops are said to be running and hundreds of applications- are have yet to be dealt with'for work. Notice was put up this morning at the Angus shops, that only skilled mechanics .would-, fog gg.: the- Tsiilis unskilled workers are filled. could hardly wish, 'for a more "soWr- peopb than we have said'the- -Chiet t Is :''V "How do ,-you account' for "the he" was asked. 7 "The early "closing is largely res- ponsible lor it. The body, is working and few are. loafing to explain the good t condition ol affairs." IN SHACK Vancouver, 'B. C.: Aug. badly decomposed bodies of two men were found in a shack Eburnfr. Road, a mile south of the city this- morning. One was a white and one a negro. It is thought; both were tramps' and from the position bodies that" they were drug fiendsj- and died" from AIT quest will be held. Money to Loan on Farms On the Market Buying Wool The Lethbridge Woollen Co. is in the market buying wool and as sOoii as a sufficient quantity has been' se- cured the factory will be .opened, pro bably in a month's time. It is reported that the people who were paying 11 cents for wool' havi; stopped buying. The reason for their-action is not known. A. R. 41 NOT TO BLAME ernment to bring into Canada about fifteen hundred men und-T contract to work on sections of road now un- der construction in the West. Sim- ilar requests haw. aiso "been made by various railway contractors who wishful 10 take advantage of the pr, s. ent slack labor market in the United States a.ncl other foreign countries and who asked that the restrictive regarding importation into- Canada be withdrawn. The government after carcful inquiry by immigration branch lias decided that the .supply of labor, now in Canada is equal to the reasonable demands of all the railway construction work now in press and that the request to sus- pend tho. r gulations governing the imponation of alien labor should not been granted. ings only 28 remain, which means .that about out of a pop- ulation of about have shelter over their heads while the balance are homeless, Without furniture, with out clothing, without household ut- ensils, without food, without sup- plies or 'resources of any kind. A realization of the actual situation is wo consider alone necessary to give the outside world a true idea of the pressing need for financial aid. 'Sign-, cd) w. W. Tuttle, Mayor. BURGLARS AT TABER (Special to the Herald.) Tabor, Aug. Mason states tha''. the mercantile house of i Plenty of Water to Supply the Ditches in the I "have thousands' of of farim sale in the Greatest Wheat producing District in ALL OF ALBERTA I defy any man to show mn a dis- trict in Alberta that is as well fanned and as prosperous as the district NORTH WEST OF LETHBRIDGE Where there is now one .railroad building and another promised to the farmers to haul out the crops of 1909. This district produced the pro- duets that helped Granum win first prize'at the recent Dominion Fair." Farmers vwho have lived- there foi three and five years are now buying this land from me at as high a figure as per acre on cash instalment basis, and as high as per acre on the crop Here are some real bargains. All of section 30-1222, only' on crop payments. Lies 10 .miles from new railroad station now building and will be but three miles from station OB the .Calgary Lethbridge railroad- All Section 24-11-23 at per acre. This is raw prairie land, over half of which is as fine land as any one could wish rest is only fair. I have been offered per acre for adjoining this sec- tion. S.E. 1-4 of section 30-10-22 at per acre. Fenced and has 65 acres broken and 36 acres in spring wheat which should from present appearanc- es yield 35 bu. to the acre. S. E. 1-4 of-sec. 10-13-22 at per acre. fenced and broken with a A good many people seem to have-j granary for 800 bushels of grain. Hur- the in spite of the lengthy explanations given in the Herald, that the reason the irrigation water is not in the, city is because the Com- pany is not supplying the water. There is an abundance of water where it is possible to carry it as' the state of the ditches and roads in the North Ward clearly shows. The breaking up of the ditches by the local im- provemcnts is the causi of the water not being in the heart of the city since it came through the ditches to the outside of the city early in July. Just in this connection, ihe has boon informed by probably .the in-.iga.tion authority in the city, it is 'best to, stop irrigating C. Hoag-lin, at Burdct, wns broken i August 20. It is not well, into last night by thieves who broke jt1lls authority states, to irrigate grain open the money drawer and took but- what cash was in sight, together with over a hundred dollars worth of goods. should be irrigated lip until the frost, comes. This is one i of the socrots of successful tree cul- ture in this country. ry. .Section 2612-22 at only -pet acre. this week N.E.-1-4 of 21-1122 all fenced and 60 or 70 acres ready for fall wheat. All can be plowed. Free from stones. Good well and shack. Post office 21-2 miles.' Take this quick before some one else gets it. W. R. Dobbin tes i 2 Southard Block .MONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS ;