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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LIFE SAVED BY PRINCE OF WAlfS FIREFIGHTERS By the Collapte of a Build At London, Ont tdoa, Oat., Aug. col- crushed. The of the WiMtman Hardware Com Hardfware Co-, bcreefcl Fir Qwkec fcr fcrer After Al.Ofer lens Montreal, Aug. htoiy comeb from -Quebec T> the commuting, of the death of Omer Jo imprisonment for life. This inaiC a member a prominent French-Canadian family residing at Quebec, poisoned his wife and fled the, country with another woman. He was finally captured at Detroit, brought back to, Quebec, where he was convicted and- sen- U-r.ced to death. Every possible appeal was made M> the Government to commute- death sentence, but in and the law its way he would" have been hanged today. _> His Royal- George of Wales! is the cause of saving Ro- ctotte's life. During vis. it to Quebec he visited'the seminary at Sc. Joacliim here, dining ite priests, among ,thein being some oi the faculty of Laval University. _ It happens that upon the JLaval -faculty is a man who married Rf- chette'b sifter, and it was whispered to course of the' entertainment that 'they would deem it a great favor if he would in- tercede for, murderer. This, it at St., wkkh wiut gutted by fire tonight, caiMwl detith of Fire" Chief La w- CUrk, ajpd 4Qi 'Fireman Harry Wyaae, appointed two and John the H. C. B., -iO. With Jftjsman Cole', they had eater ed' the first floor at seven o'clock" the fire having then been racing two They were about the centre the building when all the noors men were burled. _ Cole was" extricated and was not seriously hurt, Wynne's bcxly was found' an hour later, and Clark's at midnight, the latter being fearfully 4 losses are: Westmau insurance, and Hunter, feed, insurance, Morrison Shoe Co., covered by insur- ance; Cdwari Hardware Co., insured. Clark came from the HamitlOu fu'o department four years ago, ing Chier :ilso killed while on duty. BUSHELS TO THE ACRE THE Div Saundert, the Weil-Known Authority Y Makes Some Observations 70 LIVES LOST Wjgan, Aug. it> not believed u single man' :oi the st-venfy miners who were entombed by jiu explosion which -occurred yesterday in. the Maypole Coal mine hore, survived the disaster. Repwt if a.Tieid Near Qty OAer leturns Show Average SMITH STREET SPURTRACK A. S. Bowman, City Council Will Not Take Action Until the Railway Commission Meets Here After the council'had awarded" the si on of the Smith St. spur track situa. 'tenders .for stand .pipe, -pipes; etc., last- night some minor, the King, and the sentence of death was commuted to one of imprison- ment for life. Rochctte was yesterday brought up from is now safely hous- ed in St. Vincent's de, Paul peniten- tiary, where he must pass the re_ maiml -r of Jus days. Father Killed Lightning As thi.' engineer explained it, there is 'a complicated state of affairs which is summed up in- the statement _inatCers were taken, up. The council i that thc c p R waut change adopted City Engineer Arnold's re- port changing the route of the water main> ooL Coutta change.-being ol" tlie sand formations encountered. The finance committee made" a re- commendation that W. A. Hender. san, prominent accountant of Win.' nipeg, be-asked to stop-off here on _n.is-_way_ the augurate a system of bouk-keeping for, and' Electric Light 'Departments andr also to audit the city books from April 1, 1907: They recommended also that a MJ. Haines, of Winnipeg, be. appointed city 'accountant at a .salary ,to b2 agreed upon, between and 200 a'year. Mr. tias highly recommended by the secretary ofjthe Chartertd AccountanU of Wim take charge'of the work, his ex'peri. 2nce having been chiefly hi these departments. Aid. Cunningham thought-that the Bencvue Farm, -wear Chin, hus cut 800 acres Wheat and vhix-shed two hun dred of' it and UM; average of that two hundred Viet ween thirty- five and forty to the acre. On his farm yesterday horses were at work.- Threahiets, binders, and drills were all operaiing in one field. T. Lewis, Jof ttar Cualdale district, has threshed hits Winter wheat and it runs fifty-one bushels to the acre It was o noii-irrigatet land as crop, j; It is the threshing-' on S. Sherd's farni scuth-cast of the t city, shows tor wheat to be running "over 40 tfttsht-ls to the acre throned in this district 'that the crop wil ordered by the Commission and ask also that the Jobbing Co. put up for additional cost and for changing their "yard and team 'track ,o suit the plane to suit tlie Wholesale house. The Commission says it is up to the cuy to agree to UIQ. change of plan or not. It will iot be settled until the Commission Jibcusses it liere. A communication from the Daily Herald, with cheque for -dosed. This is the sum taised .by the Herald to make up the cost of the car of provisions .sent co Fernie. The car cost Wet" the city gave "The Herald raised the balanci-vTJjnpsubscription. all grade at the highest mark close to "A'aample from. P.' L Naismith's farm, looks as good 'a the Milling. Co: ar -i Aid, Macoeth wondered where all buying the entire crop on A. S. man's farm 'at Chin Coulee. of this grain is being shipped to For William today and will the firs to go out of thfc.proviiice. C.P.R. Says It It Is Getting Men Dr. WilHaia Saunders, Ottawa, su-jing machines atul saw some very fine of the Experimental for the Dominion is in the ity for'a few days, liaving returaed ere with W.H; Fftirfield, the local uperiiitendent from the Irrigation at Vernon, B. C. He expressed huruseH as very well leased with crhps here, the win. eT wheat is particularly fine as in Iso the spring grain tliat was proper, y cultivated, "The work' of the Experimental 'arm licrii is progressing very sat. sfactorily said Dr. Siun_ "Of course, we are not yet ii u position to -judge the results of he experiments." -Yesterday he visited-several thresh- grain1 being threshed. In reply to the Herald's question, Dr. Saundm said that great progress is being made in agriculture.by the people all over Canada. They see that good farming pays and are studying agriculture very closely. He was much surprised at the progress being made in tlie Okanagan Valley in fruit culture, especially peaches. The peo_ are'going at it in earnest. "1 am very much surprised at. the growth of Lethbridge during the past he. said..' "There are new buildings everywhere aiid.it is very gratifying to see much progress." Dr. Saunders will remain here un- iil, Friday, when he goes IS STILL IN TURMOIL Pickets Fired UpM-Nefraes Rawed FrM Cin- fieU CONTRACT IS AWARDED For the Stahdpipe and Force Main-Special 1... Meeting of City Council There was a T. large of -thia: morning' the labor bureaus to 'fill c the vacancies of striking nr I Saskatoon, Sisk., iaiu Grafton died'io- the hospital here today. Graftoa waa a urarried man with a- family. _ One night recently he was awakened by .t seveie thunderstorm and- the.family went into the-parlor. Hardly had they got there-when the house was struck by lightning. 'Tiwu man" was paralyzed and his wife and children stunned. When the woman recovered consciousness she found.her husban-l uu fire. After great exertion Mrs. Grafton her huslwnd to a sitt- ing position, when the roof of the icll and the building caught fire With gfuiiv heroism she dragged her 'husband and children out of the burn- ing'buUding and rushed for help. The hiisband wns, badly-burned, and" par- tially pixra.ly7.CKV 'was 'brought here and in the hospital .today. BEARS IN FOOTHILLS local man-could be 'found, both to inaugurate the bookkeeping system and also to be The know of .a chartered accountant in_the Aid. Macbeth' said "he had told a ouple of men city that if they ould get suitable recommendations hey would stand chance of tting the position. Aid.. Adams did not think 'a local nan would take it at the salary of- ered. The report was adopted. F. 0. Burbridge, manager the elephone department, wrote saying hat the Electric Company in instal. ing the red lights over the fire alarm >oxos wore cirrying out the con- ditions, asked the city to see to it at The council ordefod this; done., A communication from the secre- tary, of the railway commission saying that the datet of sitting of the Commission at Lethbridge hud not to acknowledge the clieque suit- The Wood-Gundy Co., 'brokers, held on the last issue of de- bentures expired yesterday. They wired the secretary.treasurer, "If byl law carries and we buy more3 .voulcl cuy extend option to Oct. 18 and include now issue on same terms." Mr. Robinsoji replied, "By- Jaw Unable -to give option, intend option ou old, writing." The brokers had bought- on their jplion and held option the baL It is 'impossible to offer the new issue for sale until it is de_ iefmined whether the Electric: Com. and osiers were other- Canada ian and -English who .were at by the by_the G. CP. R. official cii_ noun cement was made it 'was learned that all the departments-were now running with of It docs not take; the City Council long, do ness when the people give tliem permission. On ratepayers voted money for the erection of; a new staudpipe und putting in 'a second forea main, last night at" a special meeting the contracts fpr-the standpipe and for the pipe for the lorce main were let. The Mayor, Mactfcth, Curu Hut'.on were present; as was also Ci ty Engineer v SeVeral.agents for the-tenderers' on the rstandpipe, were oh. by had .a few words to business of the meet. ing. was taken-'.up. 1 -read for an elevated ahdv also- for a stand pipe from Steel and Machinery CO.V-R. -A. Taunton English firm, A; 'H. McKeowii for the Canada Foundry Co, the, Ontario Wind; En. iC: Co., Dominion Agents Bridge and Iron quoting on the-; production of Minneapolis .Sceel and- Machinerj co. better to continue the present system of having a There would be no difference in utility as the. standpipe .would have the required Springfield, Ills., Aug. at- tack upon pickets and the forced de- parture of 15 negroes from corn fields on the' outskirts of the city to the state arsenal, the militia busy chis: morning, the firing upon the. sentries and their answering shots occurring less than two blocks from the headquarters of General Young at .the county Jail.- No one was injured in the atfray but the flying bullets from the mil. itia.. carbines caused consternation in the district. The trouble was caused by an- attempt .to set fire to a factory building ,on 8th Street between Jeff- erson 2nd Madison. A negro who had been ordered from the place several times during the night was discovered lurking in' the shadow by a. .trooper. The man. was ordered to move on, their usual number all the r ol hands .which Driven Out 'of Jthe Forett _ Pincher, Aug.. Win nie: Jlinton -returned on -Monday fron "jT visit with friends in "Calgary. An ahiusing game of..baseliail place, the first of Jf.he week, beturoci scratch team and U cricket club. The latter'did well-00 siitering that some of its line-up ha nc-ver played before. in. fa Vor'of the. baaelxxll was U score. The baseball boys now hav to reciprocate by. selecting a team of olavcn to play a cricket match ngainst "their opponents. Tuesday, Aug. 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. G. U. Recce, a son. The recent bush fires in the moun- tains forced many bears their haunts and- thej- are coming nearer to civilization', than is their wont. Mr. Vroom, who lives in the foothills west of town, lost some stock one day last week as result of their deprecia- tions Five head of cattle at- tacked, one animal disappeared al- together, two others were so severe- ly mauled that they died and anoth- P.T s'noWetl signs of havhig tackldf by sonw creature with Inrgc claws. Experienced stated that it was the work of bears and set some traps for Mr. Ttruin. Whether their efforts have suc- cessful or not, yowr correspondent is unable to tell. v Mr. A. Tweedy, who formerly resv! t-i] in Pinclier Creek, but lately has living in Cowley', was In town a 'few dnys ago. ,Mr. Tweedy hsis sold his contract an.1 huiMers' Cowley and gone to Fer- nie. where he anticipates prospects in his been settled, caused a discus-_ city's pauy stockholders-want cash or bonds j their Electric stock. This will lone in the course-of a few days. The council ordered that. last issue of debentures hypothecated to secure Bank of Montreal. Tlu- Enterprise Lumber Cx advised that the company shipping the city's had been unable. to secure oars 'but hopixl .to do so in a few days when thy lumber would 'bo at losril.- ables the to" ruii :all .J its trains vrithout ain interruption what- ever. It .was It-a rued .that-., the com- pany is expressing a> preference for members of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers those of the In- ternational Associiitioh'" of machinists in engagiug now men: Local Situation The only incident .ofr'iriierest in the C. P. R. vs. ma eh inisis "situation to_ Before "going into, the_ tenders Aid Button -inquired as to whether should erect an 'elevatrd towor or .Standpip- or Tower In the1 course of the discussion -i was explained that the elevatec tower specificatiniiH-cslisd for a ca pacity of gallons, elevate feet on a trestle wor above the gorund, the tank to be about thirty-five feet in diameter an fifty feet a total, heigli of The standpip c.illetl for must have a capacity 'of gallons above-the twenty-five i :ot mark and to be about the same apacity above the twenty-five foo' besides" liaving an exftra stor_ ge capacity of to gaL on.< for a reserve. Aid. Cunningham'spoke oi the coL apse of: st and pipes rbut agreed ..that be faults of design could be overcome ad also that all -other qual it would be better to have the heaper tank! -n The engineer spoke; of. the danger I collapse because of ice formation, tut it had been proven that owing to he constant current of watr in the staudpipe here ao ice -had formed. contractors had, advised against roofing the tank. In conclusion he advised the erection of a standpip The Mayor said that following G.1J Smith's ad. vice i he r-had favored: the elevated tower at first but itudying the subject carefully'had de_ but the negro's reply'wag a shot from a revolver. and was pursued i by the militiaman but escaped. This wak the third attempt to assassinate militia pickets the night. The clearing out of fields south east of the city was the result of successive nights of terror in Har. vard Park. An Inspection of the cornfields late yesterday showed that at least 150 negroes had camped therein. The presence of the negroes is thought to have been responsible for tlie disturbed condition in the suburbs. Last night arid Sunday night mobs were dispersed-in the vi- cinity of the corn fields. At day. break today a company of infantry .was sent to herd the ne- groes into the arsenal. good- andj as safe and r as cheap lt: would-be better to have it .and the extra, volume, of-'water-it stored. Aid. Adams coidd not. sc e. why tht elevated tower should be stronger than the standpipe the others Award the Contract. having settled-on the stand- pipe the Council discus- sed tlie tenders, chiefly those of the- Chicago Bridge and Iron Works and Ihe Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Co. The latter being- cheaper and everything else as satisfactory, was on Aid. Macbeth and Ad- ams, awarded the contract for 965, which-Tnclud..s foundations also. The engineer objected to the terms stipulated but said that daywas the bro.-ikilownipf -engine 1478} when taking out the-rMedicine. Hat local. It b -gan to :leak but- at the stock yards and shortly after had .to return. Foreman Peimefather said that it was only a rubber'joint thai blew .out. Such :icci'dents. are likely KETCHELL WON San Francisco, Aiigl about one minute "and a half of fight- ing iu the second Stan- ley Ketchell of Grand -itapids, Mich., knocked Joe Thomas of this city. with a pnncnes to the jaw and body. SHERMAN'S ACCEPTANCE Utica, N. Y., In 6ne of the briefest speeches ever put on rec- ord by a candidate for' so high an iflRce, James S. Shemwin, at noon to- day accepted the nomination for the Republican party ftit-the idency. In his acceptance the eixample of Mr. in pi dgirsg MUST purr THEJWNtNGS to occur any tinu particular or.o 1 dimensions. It would, however, have tt. r in the lower twenty-five feet or W. S. Stanley, of the Fernie Ledg- er, "is the today on his way to'.Winnipeg.to purchase a plant; The Ledger :Co. will build a stone and cement building and install an up-to- date plant. "-In the meantime the is turning out the Ledger. "Mr. Stanley says that Fernie is slowly but surely rising from the ashes. At number _of business places have been opened and many merch- ants are preparing to put up fire- proof buildings. Hon. .Mr. Tcmpleman, representing the Dominion government and Hon. the company would agree to a small McBrfde pnanier of British Col- cash payment oh the arriv.il of tht a total capacity of from 400.000 to material and eighty-five' per cent, of the work done each month. He was Rcawve Barber Poles From Streets and Observe Sip Orfaance At thc council Inst A. Sou- thard permission to erect an the the j electric sign that won hi be twelve with which he may have to do, to the policies of President Rooseyolt. joint .had beon rubber was not "en- gine took the tniin out ;a few hours later. The Ht-rald nskrd Mr. PenncfathJ.-r thf report .that ho had oh- to the cii-jineers" booking in their repairs. Taking the- reporter to the books where the gino.ers .still booking as niucli as ever. It ia their diuy to do it and have to do Jit to "protect thejnsolves. Reports fioni tlir strikers' head- quarters sny that the men are all standing firm :md there is no hint of No wnrd comes .of any ne. gotiaticns towards settlement. though it is reported tMat three car, have b'vn "Engineers' Opinion instructed to have thf-se insert- skt-ti his opinion as to Aid. i'd in the. contract. The builder.s Hutton'.s query, tlu- ciity onginotr ad. agree to have' ftie standpipe erect d vis-d that with the present system in the early pjrt "of, December, nd of v.iluts it would be (Conlinued on Back Page.) BIG BUNCH OF U. i EDITORS TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS H. M. Davis, Ottawa public works engineer, favors Courlenay Bay as the eastern terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific. in'Fernie yesterday. Mr. Templeman looked the situation over carefully and promised to give the city the assistance it desired. It was proposed that the government should loan the peoplHjnoncy, to rebuild at 3 per cent, and -Mr. Templeman pro- mised to bring the plan before the government. "did not give any pro- nise of further assistance. 5fr. Stan ey says the people of Pcrnie are much displeasctl with Mr. McBride'it attitude as the government not spent more than since the to assist the sufferers. DEATH QF DR. FORBES Macleod, Aug. fteatn -c_ curred on night of Dr. W. G. V. Forbes, after an illness extM'iI. g over six weeks. The cause of wus Ituig trouble from which he had suffered prior to his in the west. He came to Macleod in 1897 from Brandon, Man., and has practiced his profession in that town foct .above and extend ten feet "over the sidewalk from the front of his block, fn thc study of thc bylaws to see about this several things were found out and brought to toe of the council. In the first place, it was not possible to grant Mr. Sou- Uiiirtt'jj as the allows no siini -to project more than feet over th'o sidewalk nncl must fastened to thc building1. It. was also noticed that, the bylaw 1 Instructions have been issued for n i arrestL Ol" Ocorgc ;Aclamson, form- Sit CiOU at Toronto, on' a. charge of theft of city taxes amounting to The Independent Labor party nom- j inated J. G. O'Donough us its stand ard bearer for the Commons in South Toronto. William Painter is dead at Toron- to from injuries received by a fall from the tower of Ryerson Richelieu, Liberals have ro- to Vancouver will bo the picsts Addlird M.P. for LethbridKC on the 31st. The Board r-mnna Will Visit Month F. E. Mason's Trip Three hundred, members, of the Na- tioni-.l Association repre- senting newspapers from New York London, Aug. Press As_ sociation% says it is authorized to-an- nounce that Win-ion Churchill, pres- ident of the hoard of trade, will mar- ry Miss no daughter of Int.- IT nry K. C-. who died in February in Panama, j Tlie wedding will proh ibly take of Trade has boon asked to look af- ter their entertainment and at a meeting of the, Executive last nig'lit since that was considered by the profession to be one of the clovercst doctors in the West, and was cor suited by many ol the lead, mg physician? on the various ques. iions affecting the ailments of hu- manity. He was the R. N. W. M. Police doctor lor A number of years. was a member of the K. of P. and ihe I.O.O.T.. He was only 35 years and 11 months At his requires all awnings to lie seven feet above tho sidewalk and the chief of police will be instructed to sec that nil are seven feet, clear of the Rarlw poles are not al- lowed on the sidownlk nt nil and will bo removed. it was proposed that Mr. bt nsked to kindly place a locomo- tive at tho disposal of the excursion- ists to take their train of f nino rnrs out to the Kxperimental' farm thisuish South coun-] in the autumn. The bride elect is wdl known for IHT litc-rary and nr.. iistic talents. is an. accomplish- ed musician and speaks half a dozen languages fluently. r is 23 years old. Her mother. Lady Hosier, is anni of the prwni Karl of she b.-inp a of the s-vonth LIBiRAL WINS trv. the Commons. Kent County, X. U.. Liberals have re-r.ominnted O: -I. Leblanc, M. P. for the Commons. Jerry St. Jean, 20 years old, is un- der arrest at. Fraserville, Que., on the charge of murdering a farmer. Lovis. Jas. D. Phillips, treasurer of (Syracuse University, committed sui. A GOOD SWHttMER London, Eng., Aug. IB.-nOf the many attempt to-swim the English Channel none has come nearer result, successfully than that made yes. erday by T. W. Burgess, the black. ?mith swimmer. Burgess was compel. Vd to give up within one mile of Cape on ac_ :ount of the adverse tide. entered the water at Dover yesterday morning and in spite of. the rough -ea and the currents which carried miJes out course, he ro. Tiained in the water for 30 hoars and 11 minutes. He was still strong when he gave up. This is the sixth unsuccessful at. tempi Burgess has made to swim the channel. F. K. Mason informed thc Board cide Utica. N. Y. had bwn in that ho was jcfo'ng to visit the health. cipnl fairs in Xebrnska. Iowa and j the Dakotfts and asked thc Board to supply him with samples of from this district to exhibit there and literature to distribute. Hoard thought it was a good ideas111 JOHN PROCTOR DEAD Hamilton, Aug. was re. at Hamilton today of the death of John Proctor, one oi .King "Kdward gave a dinner at Mar.l Aug. in bad. in honor of the 78th bivth. .returns from Lloynminster just in, day of tho Austrian Emperor. I give- Lisle, Liberal, .majority of 39. and left the proposition with 'the puh I Hamilton's oldest citizens and diroc. ,licity committee. of tho Bank of Hamilton for thir. i .v.fiv yeirs. He also vice pres. idt-nt of the Hamilton Gas Co. and lU'flll 11 .vvnr. heavy hardware ami railway supplies Tho Russian Empress is very ill sgain. It is sain thai ir mentaiiy drpr. sscd. BREWER KILLED Minn., Aug. 19.- John Gluok, a wealthy Minneapolis brewt-r and his wife were instan'.V killed today at Cottagewood, Minnetonka, in a collision betwoen their automobile and a train on tht Minneapolis and St. Louis R. R' CONTRACTS LET Edmonton, Aug. last con- tracts in connection with the street car system were let yesterday after- noon by the awarding of the contract to th.6 Canadian comply of "Peterboro and themselves to the Ottawa Car ;