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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME 2. LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1908 NUMBER A BIG FIRE IN A JEWELRY STORE Montreal [Firm Suf- fers a Very Heavy Loss Montreal, Dec. damage was caused by a fire which broke out this afternoon at the jewel- ry establishment of Henry Birks Sons, on St. Catherines St., which is the biggest jewelry store in the world. The fire started on the second floor from defective wiring, near an eleva- tor shaft and the flames shot up the shaft to the top floor. The inflam- mable material made it stubborn fighting for the firemen. Tons of wa- ter was poured into the building from the roofs of adjoining stores. PACKING PLANT MERGER. Winnipeg, Dec. is ab- solutely nothing in the report from Chicago of a merger of the big pack- ing industries of Western Canada, -o far us are concerned." This was the nmrpuuj hy H. Fares, of the firm of Gordon, Iron- side and Fares, regard to the merger said to be under negotiation at tlu' Auditorium annex in Chicago. SHAMROCKS WON. Winnipeg, Dec. by their experience when they played the Maple Leafs on Friday night the Shamrocks were in much better con- dition when they met the Winnipegs last night, and as a result chalked a win to their credit by the count of 9 to 5. CURTAIL THE GROWTH OF POPPY WOOLLEN MILL FOR CALGARY. Calgary, Alta., Dec. letter was received by the Board of Trade from a firm in Grand Forks, D., asking for information as to the ad- visability of opening a woollen mill in Calgary. They intended to open a I mill in Western Canada, and thought I Calgary would be the most suitable for their business. BIG THING FOR WINNIPEG. Winnipeg, Dec. A. Mullins, WesU-ru cattle dealer, stated to- day thai British capital will erect a packing plant in the new Winnipeg stock yards to cost a quarter of a million dollars. Is the Only Way To Stop the Opium Traffic HUGHES O. K.'S SORDEN. Ottawa, Dec. Sam Hughes who arrived in the 'capital from the i Pacific coast, declares in an inter- j view that the Conservative party throughout Canada is perfectly satis- fied with the leadership of R. L. Bor- den, and will submit to no change. PETITIONS FOR LEGISLATURE Edmonton, Dec. petition is being circulated throughout the pro- vince and is being signed by the rep- resentative members of the churches of this city, asking foe th.fi enactment in this province of a Child's Protec- tion Act, similar to that in force in Ontario. When the petition has been properly prepared it will be present- ed at the next session of the Alberta legislature. petition, which is being prepared for the coming session of tbe Legislature, is for the further cur- tailment and restriction of the liquor traffic. The petition is being circu- lated now, throughout the province. _ witnesses to nave prevented Captain under the direction 01 the Temper-' f TO FIRE GUN OFF IN COURT Striking Testimony May Be Offered In Murder Trial Flushing, Dec. 16. Counsel for Hains in the murder trial said today that it might be necessary to discharge the automatic revolver with blank cartridges in the court room to demonstrate by the rapidity with which the shots are fired that it would be impossible for the eye Xew York, Dec. problem of checking the opium traffic is dis- cussed by Mackenzie King, a member of the Canadian Parliament, who sails for England today to attend the International conference on opium to be held at Shanghai, China, begin- ning of February. Mr. King said: "It is my opinion that the use of op- ium in a harmful way can only b- prevented by striking direct at the very root, the raising of poppies to so great an extent as to make pos- sible the spread of their product as other than a mere medicine. The only way in which this can be done is through a congress of representa- tives of all the nations concerned. I think this conference will unquestion- ably be successful. "As for the opium traffic in Cana- da, we have pretty well obliterated it there. Last year there were as many as seven factories on our Pacific coast, fed by raw product from In- dia. From them tbe drug was smug- gled into the United States. We passed a law prohibiting its manufac- ture and sale and closed them in six months." J MAY BE DROWNED. St. Pierre, Miq., Dec. members of the crew of the French warship Admiral Aube, who .started for the shore last night, are missing, and it is thought all were drowned. DISTURBANCE INAKENORA COURT Lawyer's Antics Made a Sensation At a Trial ance and 2tforal Reform League. j Hams from firing more than one shot jThey allege that should Thornton EMMA GOLDMAN AT VANCOUVER i mtt-rfered ke would have Vancouver. B.C.. Dec. 16. Miss saved Annis's life. Counsel Emma Goldman, the noted Russian that th'- automatic revolver lecturer on Anarchistic issues., will six shots in ]ess Lhan two sec- speak in the Trades and Labor Hall onds- JustiCG Crane excused all tales men when court opened and excluded all witnesses from the court room on motion of the district attorney Jus tonight. No interference is expected from the authorities. Miss Gold- man and her manager. Dr. Ecu Reitman, reached the city yesterday jtice Crane saJd hc would not permit afternoon from Bellingham, where Drains, mother of the defendant. the lecturer was not allowed the usejto sit beside her ..son during the trial, of the hall in which to speak, and order does not exclude Mrs. Hains was politely requested to leave the court room. Mrs. Hains city as soon as possible. xvas DO'- ln court when the- order was ---------------______ 1 given. A NAVY IN AUSTRALIA. London, Dec. the annual meeting yesterday of the Empire League Council, the speakers hoped that negotiations between the Brit- ish Government and Australia would result in the acceptance of Mr. Dea- kin's proposal for the formation nf an Australian navy. The Duke of Devonshire expressed satisfaction Real estate is city at present. quite active in the Jvlanv transfers of property are being made every day, and there is every prospect oi a busy winter and spring for the dealers in city property. The H. Macbeth Agency has dis- posed of 175 feet of trackage east oi the Taylor mill to the Imperial Oil Company, who will erect large wars- houses there. Albert E. Ives sold nine residential lots on London Road this morning. It is reported that the purchase of a well known business site will 1 e consummated tomorrow. Kenora, Ont., Dec. of the most sensational and disgraceful scones that ever occurred in a Cana- dian court of justice took place yes- terday afternoon during tbe prelim- i inary trial of some poker players for conspiracy, Martin Schweig, Samuel and George Archambault. N. Hagel, K. C., arriving on Friday night to defend the prisoners, and this morning was suffering an indispo i sition. After an adjournment for luncheon he delayed the court some little time by late appearance, end j during the examination of the wit- nesses he had numerous disagreements with. Crown Attorney MacKenzie and Presiding Magistrates Yereker and Belve-a. Subsequently he was order- ed out of court, and refusing to go, was roughly handled by Chief of Po- lice Gordon amidst great excitement. When detained in the anteroom he kicked panes of glass out of the win- dow, and for a time pandemonium reigned supreme. Afterwards the court adjourned until Monday. Martin Schweig meantime was com- mitted for trial, and Archambault aud Farquhar remanded till Monday. A JURY'S RECOMMENDATION. Kingston, Dec. coroner's inquest into the death of Samuel Ste- venson, an asylum keeper, who was struck on the dead with it hammer by Albert Benn, a patient, recom- mirudeu that the Government should provide a suitable for the care of patients with a marked homicidal mania, and they should not be al- lowed minr'lt! the other classes of patients. WILL PLAY AS AN AMATEUR BAND The Decision Reached By the Citizens Band MIDWINTER NAVIGATION. Port Arthur. Dec. steamer came in this afternoon from Duluth with passengers and freight, and will clear again at daylight. The vessel is scheduled to make three more trips, which will keep her run- ning up to the end of Becember As an outcome of the decision of the Trades and Labor Council that GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL. j all professional musicians in the Ottawa, Dec. Robinson, do not carry a card, were unfair, chief inspector of the Department of Militia and Defence, is dead of par- alvsis. He was 71 years of age. the Citizens' last evening Band after held a meeting- the usual band LABOR MEN AND CAPITALISTS I Unique Gathering Around a Bar.quetting Table in N.Y. [practice, lo consider what action the- jband should take in the matter. Twen j ty members of the band were present, the majority of whom were members of the different unions in the city, and the matter was thoroughly thrashed out. In. the end it was un- animously decided that after today the City Band will be run as a pure- I ly amateur institution and would take no engagements. Practices will j be held twice a week, and every en- j deavor will be made to give Leth- bridge what it should good city band. It is the intention of the band to go to "Winnipeg in July, and it will not be the bandsmen's faults if they back something bet ter than the second prize they won at the Dominion Fair in Calgary. They CASTRO'S DAY OF POWER IS NOW FAST DECLINING wish it to be that the band distinctly understood cannot be hired and The People Of Venezeula Aroused Great Mob Destroys Property and Indicates Dislike For Castro and Friends New York, Dec. annual sessions of the National Civic Fed- eration were concluded tonight with a brilliant banquet, which grouped together at one of the five score of individual tables President-elect and Mrs. Win. Taft and Samuel Gompers. president of the American Federation of Labor; August Belmont. Abe Gar- retson, of the Brotherhood of E. R. j Conductors; Melville Ingalls, for-j j mer president of the Big Four R.R.; i President Seth Lowe, of the Federa- t-ion. and Mrs. Lowe; former Judge and Mrs. Alton B. Parker, and Mrs. j Andrew Carnegie.', At other tables about the. banquet 'hall of the Hotel Astor sat employees To Bring Riots In Venezuela to An j and employers of the many corpora-! End. lions. John Rockefeller, jr., and Caracas. Dec. 15 (via Willemsted, Frank Kellogg, who has .been prose- Curaco, Dec. Venezuelan cutinsz the Governments enjuiry into outbreak of disorder following the the Standard Oil Company, were I war like activities of the Dutch war- whenever the band appeals' in public, it will not be as a professional but a purely amateur one. The Ci- tizens Band wish it understood that they are not in any unionism, as most are already carrying cards in their respective unions. way opposed to of the members MARTIAL LAW Venezuela. Dec. .such :i step is expected any moment. Monday (via -JAn enormous crowd of inhabitants of j The people "f Caracas a with the progress of the league., espe- cially in Canada. INJURED BY A RUNAWAY --welled by people from thn uutl-yiug country gathered An. CHANGE IN REGULATIONS. Halifax, N.S., Dec. amend- ment to cattle shipping regulations has been issued. Under the orig- inal regulations vessels sailing from any American port could not ship cattle at Canadian ports within 25 days. The amendment makes this application only where United States ports of departure were known to he infected. MADE A LOAN. Ottawa, Dec. marine en- quiry was resumed here by Judge Cassels this morning. Cant, Spain, of the Marine Department, was the first witness. He defined his vari- ous duties, and admitted having re- ceived a loan of from the Pol- son Iron Works, Toronto, but he had repaid the loan to Mr. Poison. He had asked for the loan in the sum- mer oi 1904, when he was in Brit- ish Columbia, and repaid it on his return to Toronto. Yesterday inorning as James Smith, of Blayney. was endeavoring to .stop a horse running away with one of Piche and Miron's delivery rigs on Bareness Scad near the hotel, another runaway from the op- posite direction came to the same place, and in the mix-up Mr. Smith got badly shaken up, so much so that he had to be removed to the hos- pital. It was found that he had sustained a sprained ankle and sev- eral the- .streets soon after daybreak. the, po- J rjij.le began marching up and wreck-1 down the main thoroughfares, and it their ill-temper would President Castro, i'uriated mob. unhindered, by lice, swept. the rit; ing: the property of his henchmen j was easy to st and his closest friends. The people j soon result in violence. The police rounded all the pictures and statues j stood by, ;md made no attempt what- of President Castro from the club and other seim'-publie. buildings and burn- ed them with rejoicing on the Plaza Boulevard. Castro rule in Venezuela is probably ended. In spite of Hoi- rver to restrain the mobs. The first building to be attacked and looted was that of the Lottery Monopoly. The offices of the State which enriched itself at there have been no demonstrations against the Netherlands; they have all been directed against President Castro and Acting President Gomes. Further dangerous demonstrations are anticipated. Xo official act de- posing Castro from the Presidency f Venezuela has yet been taken, but TOM LONGBOAT BEAT DORANDO Italian Was In the Lead Near the Finish When He Collapsed IKE MARVEL DEAD. New Haven, Conn., Dec. ald Grant Mitchell, 84 years old, the well known author who wrote under the nom de plume "Ike Marvel, died at his home in Elgewood, a suburb of this city, tonight. Xew York, Dec. 15. As on that memorable occasion of his first Olym- pian, Doranda Pietri collapsed with- in sight of the goal tonight, and Tom Longboat, the Canadian Indian run- ner, who had been led by a yard or more nearly all the way, von the Marathon race at Madison Square Garden tonight. The race was hard fought from start to finish, and kept i tain HPA _ _ _ 1U Ml THE BEST TEAM the thousand excitement. of spectators At 25 miles in wild Dorando Ottawa. Ont., Dec. Discussing the criticism that has arisen over the cosmopolitan personnel of the Ed- monton hockey team, which is due east in a week's time to meet Montreal Wanderers for the Stanley Cup, Wil.iam Foran, one of the cup trustees, '-fates that all conditions '.surrounding the composition of '.he I ihallcngin.r; teams were L rjsideration long before and the trustees A that the cup is 'at wig criginftliy int. k aken before Longboat had made a re- markable spurt, and put himself en even footing with the little Italian. Dorando regained first position, ind tlii- men were fighting it cut in. the 2Gth mile, with Dorando in the lead, but visibly weakening. The of Longboat, appeared to improve in the second and third laps. In. the fourth lap, while the crowd was crying itself hoarse, both men slackened perceptibly. Then for nearly miles. The Italian generally in the lead, but occasion- ally overhauled by a wonderful spurt on the part of the Indian. The men started away at a brisk clip. Dorando at once established a lead of nearly two yards. Longboat had won the pole position, and push- ed the other so hard in the first few minutes that at the end of the five miles the Dorando-Hayes record for the distance was beaten by nearly a enterprise, the expensi sacked and broken and of t'he people, were ran- pillage. Furniture was thrown into the streets. streets, find Acting President Gomez issued manifesto prohibiting fur- ther manifestations. The.se measures! neighbors, though not at the same table. Andrew Carnegie and Johti Mitchell sat side by side. Mr.- Taft was the er of the principal speak- He was the last eight speakers, and loudJv ALBERTA MEN AT THE CAPITAL and thousands of lottery tickets were destroyed. The crowd then moved to the printing office of El Constitu- tional, the organ of President Castro, of which Gumersindo Vera is editor, and it was pillaged completely. A steam laundry belonging to Senor j Rivas was also rent. The crowd then turned its attention to several drug stores belonging to Senor Thieln, a son-in-law of General Mendosa, and turned them inside out. General Mendoza was at one time Minister of Finance and Public Credit under Castro. He also was the President's private secretary for a number of years, and has been hated by the enemies of Castro, and his unpopu- larity and his close connection with the President accounted for the anger had the desired end, for the mob quieted down and then subsided. The attack yesterday on the office of the El Constitutional was curbed by a guard of soldiers, who fired into the resulting in several fatalities. A criminal action has been begun against Editor Rivas and other employees of the paper, in which they were charged with re- sponsibility for these deaths. It is declared that Eivas and his men ilreu fiiVi On Hit: people with revolv- ers. El Constitutional has suspend- ed publication, and Caracas is prac- tically without a newspaper. The funeral of Rojas, one of tha men killed by the fighting of yester- day, has been fixed for tomorrow. A vast, crowd will turn out, and further disorder and rioting are expected. Co., is in the city. ships along the coast, made it. ne- cessary to declare martial law by nightfall in order to put an end to the rioting and pillaging. There were a number of attacks on private perty on the part of the mob before tin; authorities got the situation. in hand, and several of the agitators were arrested. There was no actual conflict between the people and the police. The pillaging was confined to- the properties of Veneziielans, nota- i bly Senors Rivas and Thielan. "Vo foreigners were molested. Tuilav the city is quiet and business is normal. Otuiwa. Ruther- ford and Hon. C. W. Cross, Attorney- General of Alberta, are in the city. Aiutoufrii UULII are reticent as tu tuc object of their visit, they are under- stood to be conferring with the Gov- ernment in respect to- the Alberta Government railway policy. A. A. Putnam, B. Sc., of McGill University, of the Alberta Land EVEN BREAK ON LOCAL OPTION mi nut'.-, und for Later the men slowed nianv miles thi'.v kent, same relative position in slower time. Then Longboat spurted, nnd repeated these tactics, which had a plainly (Continued on Sack Page.) of the populace against -him. The staues of President Castro were made into a huge- bonfire 'n the Place Bolivar. Caracas has in the past been orna- mented with ;i. number of public :n- .scriptions setting forth the virtues of Castro and extolling his powers. These, some of which were carved in the public buildings oi the city, were, hacked out and It was after one o'clock by the time the crowd had gotten thus far in its depreda- tions. It lacked leadership, and :1 in default of other fields for It was oi troops Temperance and Liquor Forces In Man- itoba Have Battle Royal BRYAN COLLEGE PRESIDENT Minneapolis, Dec. ca-mpaign "tc obtain William -J. Bryas. as pres- ideat of the University of Minnesota in case the resignation of President Cyrus STorthrop is accepted has been started by the University Press Club. The club has passed a resolution ask- ing thp board of regents of the uni- versity to extend a call to Mr. Bryan President Northrop's resignation was handed to the regents on Tues- day. No definite action was taken, the board having- taken steps to urge President Northrop to remain despite his advanced age and the fact that professors are retired at the age o! 65. Dr. Northrop says a younger man, should fill the chair. it? destructive energies, then that a detachment Winnipeg, Dec. twenty-four municipalities in Mani- toba, both town and rural, voted the local option question. In some the by-law was being introduced, :n others a by-law to repeal local op- tion was before the people. In most of the Municipalities a heavy vote n'u.s polled, and the contest was car- ried on with the utmost vigor. Nine municipalities have gone dry; nine have gone wet, and one has tied. Tn two the contests were called off, and there are five yet to hear from, viz.: Argyle, Albert, Beafrost, Na- pinka, and Saskatchewan. The municipalities which have vot- called out for duty on the City's ed in favor of introducing the. by-law A. R. L AGENT FACES SERIOUS CHARGE are Emerson Hamiota Minatonns, Roblin and Winchester. The municipalities where by-laws to introduce local option have defeated arc Carberry, Franklin, Louis, Morris, Rassel, Selkirk and1 Westbourne. The municipalities voting in favor of continuing established local option are Pipestone, Sawn River, Norfolk, Edward and Odanaka. Besides the tie in South Norfolk, in Grand View an injunction prevented a vote be- ing taken. In Deloraine town the by-law was withdrawn last week. j Probably the keenest fight was in i'ildonan, where the by-law was be- fore the people to repeal the existing local option by-law. A big vote was polled, which resulted in.the repeal of the local option by-law. In Emer- OPERATORS' DISPUTE. Toronto, Dec. dispute has.- arisen between the Great North-West-. j ern telegraph operators on the Michi- j .can Central R.R. Unless adjusted soon application will be made to Ot- tawa, for the appointment of a Co.n> c.ilintion Board. WOMAN FOUND GUILTY. Oakland. Cal., Dec. Isa- bella J. Martin, charged with con- spiracy in dynamiting the residence of Judge F. Bogdon, on March 1'jth, ]907, was found guilty today. The ease was on trial for several months. Judge Walls deferred sentence until Snturday. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment. There is no man in Raymond who was considered to be less liable to arrest than William Yenncy, the A. K. I. station agent at that town suddenly Dorando staggered and i and yet he today is lodged in the H. dropped. Longboat finished alone, j N.W.M.P, barracks in this city with a serious charge, of obtaining money His time for the distance vards was 2 hours of '2G miles minuti 2-5 seconds. The time was 35 2-5 ims in conds slower than the mark tstab- Dorando when he defeated .Uio same track thraa was a gruelling 'race under, false pretences, laid against i him. between what he paid for and what he xvcighed out when selling being generally an even ton. The A. R. Further investigations will be con- ducted to sec the full extent of Yen- noy's actions. The charges laid cover I. Co. investigated tho complo.intja period of nearly a year. The ac- with the result that yesterday on the cuscd is an old and trusted employee complaint of -T. E. Lcthbridge, nud- j of the A. Tl. I., having been twen- POWER STATION IN THE [SEA son local option carried by one vote, and in South Norfolk the polling T altod in a tie. i corporation s electrical power station Complete returns arc not to hand, built otl the sea bed> aQd with but honors of the campaign seem at hign tide Breaking upon its be pretty even. Kildonan was the itor of the A. 71. L, Yenncy arrested and brought to the city. On infoi-iutiLiun oi Thompson fifteen H. L. Thompson, a coaf dealer in charges arc In id against the I.. y fraudulently Raymond made complaint that ho total amount was being charged with more coal according to than he was receiving, .the difioronco jhargos being some- oyor sixty ty-ono years in the company's ploy and the utmost confidence always been in Iiim. H, Wh'.t- moro of the porarily in of tho before Xnap. tomorrow for blteuri: era. only municipality to license; witched from local and the case oE South Norfolk, which was a tie votn, the result remains to be interpreted. .Eitrht municipalities rejected the by- to introduce the veto, voted "Diy." concrete foundations, is nearing com- pletion, after five years' work. To. support the weight of the steel gird- ers raid nearly a thousand tons ol vibrating machinery, a floor of cofr crote ten feet thick had to bo 3add soa bcdf wlth of avnk down thirty boJow ;