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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME 2. LETHBRIDGE, 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 uru which broke out ttiia afternoon at the Jewel- ry establishment of Kenry 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 in. eleva- tor shaft and the flames shot up the shaft to the top floor. The inflam- mable material made it stubborn fijrfating for the firemen. Tons of wa- ter was poured into the building from the roofs of adjoining PACKING PLANT MERGER. Dec. is ab- UUIrUlUg 111 Chicago of a merger of the big pack- ing -industries of Western .Canada; far us we are concerned." This the statement tbis: morning by W. FL Fares, of the firm of Gordon, Iron- side and Faree, with'regard to the merger Raid under negotiation jt'the Auditorium annex in Chicago. CURTAIL THE GROWTH OF POPPY WOOLLEN MILL FOR CALGARY. Calgary, letter ____ 1... Tlfianl ni IVarla WHO ''J from a firm in Grand Forks, N. D., asking for information ns to the ad- visability 'Of opening a woollen mill in Calgary. They intended to open a mill in Western Cawuia, and thought Calgary would be the most suitable for their SHAMROCKS WON. Dec.' by Iheir experience when they played the Maple Leafs on Friday night the Shamrocks ,werer in much better con- dition .'when they met the Winnipegs last night, uud as a result chalked a win to their credit by the count of 9 to" 5. BIG THING FOR WINNIPEG. Winnipeg, Dec. A. Mullins, a Western cattle dealer, stated to- day that British capital will erect a packing plant- in the new Winnipeg stock yards to cost a quarter of a million dollars. the Only Way To Stop the Opium Traffic HUGHES O. ICS BORDEN. Ottawa, Dec. Sam who arrived in the" capital from the Pacific coast, debates in an inter- view that the 'Conservative party throughout is perfectly satis- fied with thft leadership of R. L. den, and will submit to no change. DISTURBANCE INAKENORA COURT Antics Made a Sensation At a Trial A JURY'S RECOMMENDATION. Kingston, Dec. coroner's inquest into the death of Samuel Ste- venson, an asylum keeper, who was struc-k on the dead with a hammer by Albeit He-mi, a patient, recom- mended that the Government shomd provide a suitable place for the care of patients with a marked homicidal mania, and they should not be al- lowed to mingle with the otiK-r classf-s of patients. WILL PLAY AS AN AMATEUR BAND TO FIRE GUN OFF IN COURT PETITIONS FOR LEGISLATURE Edmonton, Dec. is circulated throughout the pro- vince and is being signed by the; rep- resentative members of the churches of this city, asking for the 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 a I the next session of the Alberta legislature. Another petition, which is being prepared for the coming session of the Legislature, is for the further cur- tailment and-restriction of the liquor, triffic. The petition is" being lated now, throughout the province, under the direction of the Temper- ance and Jloral Reform League. Striking Testimony May Be id i Mir" Offered k Murder Trial Flushing, N. Y., Bee. 16. Counsel for Hains in the murder trial EM.MA GOLDMAN AT VANCOUVER Vancouver, D.C., Dec. 16. Kis> Emma Goldman, the noted Russian lecturer on Anarchistic issues, will speak in the Trades and Labor Hall said today that it iiilght be necessary! the automatic revolver with blank cartridges in the court room to demonstrate by the rapidity with which the shots are fired that it would bo the eye witnesses "to Captain from firing more than one shot allege that should j Thornton Hains have interfered he irpuld have probably saved Aunis's life. Counsel states that the automatic fires six shots in less than r two sec- onds. Justice Crane excused all tales Now 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 be prevented 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, 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 fed. by raw product from In- From them the drug was smug- St. MAY Pic- r re. BE DROWNED. J Dec. Kenora, Ont., Dec. of tho most sensational and disgraceful scenes that ever occurred in a Cana- dian court of justice took place yes- MIDWINTER NAVIGATION. Port Arthur. Dt-c. eteumcr Moon1 canie in this afternoon from Dilluth with passengers and freight, and will clear again at daylight. Tin- vessel is scheduled to make three more trips, which will keep her run- ning up to the end of December. The Decision Reached By the Citizens Band REAL ESTATE IS VERY ACTIVE tonight. No interference is expected raen when court .opened and, excluded witnesses from the court room on e. the. disijcict. Jus Cranc sald "he not from the authorities. Miss Gold- rnaa_ and her -manager, Beiv Reitmoh, reached the city yesterday afternoon from Bcllingham, where of thc to sit beside her son ;-dunag the trial The order does not exclude Mrs; Hains from the court- robin. Mrs. -Hains was not' in court when the order was given. the lecturer was not allowed the use; of the hall in which to 'speak, and was politely requested to leave that city as soon as possible. led, into. the United States. We massed.a law prohibiting its manufacr ure and sale and closed them in six months." Real estate is quite active in the city at present. Many transfers of property are being'ihade every day, and there is every prospect of a busy wintQr and spring for the dealers in city property. The H: Macbeth Agency has dis- posed of 175 east of the Taylor mill toi.ttie Imperial Oil .who wilPerect large ware- houses there. Albert .E. Ives sole! nine residential lots on London .Road this morning. It is reported that the purchase of n well known business site will ie consummated tomorrow. 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, terday afternoon during the prelim- inary trial of some poker players for conspiracy, Martin Schweig, Samuel Farquhar, and George Archambault. N. Hagel, K. C., arriving on Friday night to defend the prisoners, and this morning was suffering an indispo sition. After an adjournment for luncheon he delayed the court some little time by late appearance, tnd during the examination of the wit- nesses he had numerous disagreements with Crown Attorney MacKenzie and Presiding Magistrates Vereker and Belvca. Subseowcntly he was order-' cd out of court, and refusing to go, j 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 corn- As an outcome of ihe decision of i thu Trudes and Labor Council that GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL. jail professional musicians in the city Ottawa, Dec. Robinson, who do not. curry a card, were unfair inspector of the Department of Militia and Defence, is dead of par- alysis. He was 71 years of age. LABOR MEN AND CAPITALISTS Unique Gathering Around a Banqueting Table in N.Y. mitted for trial, and Archambault and Farquhar remanded till Monday. the Citizens' iUtnd held a inciting lust evening after the usual band practice, to consider what action tho band should take in the nuitter. Twen ty members of the band wore 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 tho City Band will be run as a pure- ly amateur institution and would take no engagements. Practices wilt bo held twice a week, and every en- deavor will be made to tfive Ijeth- 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 don'tbring back something bet ter than the second prize they won at the Dominion Fair in Calgary. They 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 [wish it to be distinctly understood individual tables President-elect and Mrs. Win. Taft and Samuel Gompers, CASTRO'S DAY OF POWER is NOW FAfr PECLINING The People Of Venezeula Great Mob Destroys Property lind Indicates Dislike For Castro and Friends president o[ the American Federation of Labor; August Belmont. Abe Gar- rets on, tho Brotherhood of R. E. 1 Conductors; Melville R. Ingalls, for- j nier president of the Big Four R.R.; President Seth j titm. and Mrs. of the Fed era- Lowe; former Judge that the band cannot be him! anrt whenever the band appears in public, it will not be as a professional band but a purely amateur one. The Ci- tizens Band wish it understood that they are not in any way opposed to unionism, as most of the members are already carrying cards in their respective unions. arid Mrs. Alton B. Parker, and Mrs. Audrew Carnegie.. At other tables about the banquet 'hall of the Hotel Astor sat employees and employers of the many corpp'ra- tions. John Rockefeller, jr., and Frank Kellogg, who has been prose- ii the Government's enjuiryinto MARTIAL LAW DECLARED To Bring Riots in Venezuela to Ar> End. Caracas, Dec. 15 (via Willemsted, Curaco, Dec. "Venezuelan .outbreak of disorder following the the--Standard Oil were f e- activities or'-the Dutch" wur- neighbors, though not at the -same table. Andrew Carnegie Mitchell sat side by side. and John A NAVY IN AUSTRALIA. j 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 of an Australian navy. The Duke of Devonshire expressed satisfaction with the progress of the league, espe- cially in Canada. INJURED BY Venezuela, Doc. 16.-1 such a step is expected any' moment. An enormous crowd of inhabitants of capital was swelled by peopk Monday (via i the The people of. Caracas arosivtoday against. President... Castro. An 'n- from the outlying country gathered in the streets soon after daybreak, furiated mob, unhindeivd'by the. people began marching up and lice, swept thrnugn the city, dowii the thoroughfares, and H henchmen j was easy to see their ill-temper would in violence. The police stood bv. and made no attempt what-1 ing the property of his CHANGE IN REGULATIONS. Halifax, 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 be infected. RUNAWAY Yesterday morning as James Smith, jf was endeavoring to stop horse running away with one of Piche and delivery rigs on Baroness Road, near the Arlington hotel, another runaway from the opposite 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. hospital. It was found that he had sustained a sprained ankle and several his closest friends. The people! rounded all the pictures -and statues of President Castro from the club and other semi-public "buildings and burned them. with rejoiein? r.n the Plaza Boulevard. rule in Venezuela is probably 'ended. In spite of Holland's warlike activity on the coast there have been no demonstrations against the Netherlands; they have all been directed against President Castro and Acting President Gomez. Further dangerous demonstrations are anticipated. No official act deposing Castro from the Presidency 'f Venezuela has yet been taken, but streets, and Acting President Gomez j (Q{ issued a manifesto prohibiting. fur- )f ht kers< ther manifestations. These measures Taft wad the principal' speafc- 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 demonstrants, fatalitic-5. A resulting criminal n several action has MADE A LOAN. Ottawa, Dec. marine en- quiry was resumed here by Judge Cassels this morning. Capt. Spain, of the Marine Department, was the first witness. He denned his vari- ous "duties, and admitted having re- ceived a loan of from the Pol- son Iron "Works, Toronto, but he hac repaid the loan to Mr. Poison. He had asked for the loan ia the sum- mer of 1904, when he was in-Brit ish Columbia, and repaid it on his return to Toronto. TOM LONGBOAT BEAT DORANDO Italian Was In the Lead Near the Finish When He Collapsed IKE MARVEL DEAD. New Haven, Conn., Dec. aid Grant Mitchell, 34 years old, th well known author who wrote under the :nom de plume "Ike died at his home inl Elgewood.. suburb cf this city, tonight. New York. Doc. on that memorable occasion of his first Olym- pian, Doranda Pietri collapsed with- in sight of the goal and Tom Longboat, the Canadian Indian run- ner, who had been led by a yard or more nearly all the way, won the Marathon race at Madison Square Garden tonight. The race was hard for nearly 25X miles. The Italian fought from start to finish, and kept generally in the lead, but occasion- any overhauled by a 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 to restrain the mobs. Tho first building to be' attacked and looted was'that of the Lottery Monopoly. The offices "-of the State enterprise, which enriched at tho expense of the people, .were ran- sacked and pillagV. Furniture was broken and thrown mto the streets, and thousands of lottery tickets were destroyed. The crowd ..then moved] o the printing office of El Constitu- organ of President Castro, of which Gumersindo Vera is editor, and it was pillaged completely. A steam laundry belonging to Senor Rivas was also rent. The crowd then uirned 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 o years, and has been hated by the enemies of Castro, und his unpopu larity ..and his close connection with the President accounted for the anger of the populace against him. The staues of President Castro He was the last and was loiidly cheered. ALBERTA MEN AT THE CAPITAL 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 Rivas and his men firod first on-the people with revolv ers. 7A 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. 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 attacks on private oro- perty on the part of the mob before the 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 Venezuelans, nota- i bly Senors Rivas and Thielan. No- foreigners were -inolested. Today the- ciiy is quiet and business is normal. Ottawa, Dec. Ruther- ford and Hon. C. W. Cross, Attorney- General of Alberta, are in 'the city. Although both are reticent as to the 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 Co., is in the city. EVEN BREAK ON LOCAL OPTION BRYAN COLLEGE PRESIDENT iSnneapolis, Bee. campaign obtain William J. Bryan as pres- ideat of the University of Minnesota in cose the resignation of President Cyrus Northrop is accepted has been started by the University Press Club. The club has passed a resolution ask- ing the board of regents of the uni- versity to extend a call to Mr. Bryan President Northrop's resignation TVOS handed to the regents on Tues- day. No definite action was 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- .oJ 65. Dr. Northrop says a younger mac should fill the chair. were made into a huge bonfire AIMS TO GET THE BtST TEAM Ottawn. Dec. Discussing the criticism that has arisen over the the thousand of spectators in excitement. At 25 miles Dorando was leading by two yards. A moment before Longboat had nifide a re- markable spurt, and put himself on oven footing with the little Italian. Dorando regained first position, and the men were fighting it out in the mile, with Bornmio in the lead, but visibly weakening. [Id I the distance was beaten by nearly a Later the men slowed up, minute, and for many miles they kept the same relative position in slower time Then Longboat spurted, and repeated these tactics, which had a plainly {Continued on Back Page.) Temperance and Liquor Forces In Man- itoba Have Battle Royal the Place Bolivar. Caracas has in the past been orna- mented with a number of public :n- scriptions setting forth' the virtues of Castro extolling his powers. These, of which were carved 'n the public buildings of the city, were hacked out and "erased. It was after one o'clock by the time the crowd gotten thus far in its depreda- tions. It lacked leadership, and Winnipeg, Deo. twenty-four in Mani- both town and rural, voted on the local option question. In some tho by-law was being introduced, :'n others a by-law to repeal local op- tion was before- tlvj people. In most of the municipalities a heavy vote H-JL.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. In two the contests were called, and there are five yet to hear from paused in default of other fields viz.: Argyle, Albert, Bcafrost, It waslpinka, and Saskatchewan. _........... of troops] The which have vot- ont for duty on the city's ed in favor of introducing the ire Eim-rson Hamiota Minatonas, Roblin and Winchester. The municipalities where by-laws to introduce local option have been defeated are Carberry, Franklin, Louis, Morris, Russel, Selkirk and Wcstbourne. The municipalities voting in favor of continuing established local option arc Pipestone, Sawn River, Norfolk, Edward and Odanaka. Besides the tie in South Norfolk, in Grand View an injunction prevented a vote be- the OPERATORS' DISPUTE. Toronto, Dec. dispute has. arisen between the Great North-West- ern telegraph operators on the Michi- gan Central R.R. Unless adjusted soon application will be made to Ot- tawa for the appointment of a Con-- ciliation Board. its destructive encigies. then thr.t a detachment Na-jine taken. In Deloraine town by-law was withdrawn last week. i Probably the keenest fight was in! WOMAN FOUND Oakland, Cal., Dec. Isa- bella J. Martin, charged with con- spiracy in dynamiting the residence of Judge F. Bogdon, on March IDth, 1907, was found guilty today. The cose was on trial for several months. Judge Walls deferred sentence until Saturday. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment. 'me chances cosmopolitan personnel of the Ed- monton hockey team, which is due cast- in a week's time to meet Montreal Wanderers for the Stanley Cup, William Foran, one of the cup -5 'trustees, states conditional tl surrounding the composition of the challenging teams were taken into to improve in the second and third In thc fourth lap, while thc crowd was crying itself hoarse, both slackened perceptibly. Then staggered and alotio, consideration long before the present instance, aiid the trustees satisfied that cup is contested for by whnt was originally intended, ihc teams in Canada. His nine Dorando for tho distance of 26 miles hours 45 minutes Thc time was 35 2-5 A. R L AGENT FACES SERIOUS CHARGE There is no man in Baymond who between what he paid for and what j Further Kildonan, 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- was considered to bo less and in South Norfolk the polling re- sulted in a de. POWER STATION IN THE SEA 5 2-5 soconds. seconds slower than the mark estab- lished by Dorando when he defeated ic track thr35 be con- woighed out when selling being j micieu to see the full extent of Yen- arrest than William Yenncy, the A.-generally an oven ton. Th. A. R. actions. The charges R. I. station agent at that town I. Co. investigated the complaint la period of nearly a vcar The ac and vet he today is lodged in thc R. jwith the result that yesterday on thojcused an old and trustc bo t CVOIU Kildonan was we'concrete foundations, is noaring com- VTTTMP in this citv with I complaint of J. E Lcthbrdge. aud-jof thc A. R. i.. navmg oeen from local j potion, after five years' work. London, Pec. Corporation's electrical power station the Complete returns are not to en the sea bed, and with Ct J r old and trusted employee but honors of the campaign o, wavcs at high tide breaking upon its th vr p in this v with I COmpl.'xint i4 a serious .charge, of obtaining money of the A. R. i L. Yenney years undor false pretences, laid against arrested and brought to the city. On ploy and the utmost I information of Mr. Thompson fifteen always been placed in arc bid against Yenney, the! more of the head office staff is L. Thompson, a coal dealer in Ravmond made complaint that he total amount received fraudulently porarily in chargo of the Raymond office. Yenney comes before Insp. West has option to license; and the case of South Norfolk, which was a tie vote, the result remains to be interpreted. Kicht municipalities rejected the by- Whit tern- wooks tilt: It was witv to thc charges being some- pmce. I thin. oJJr I tomorrow for his preliminary a gruelling was receiving, the difference; thing over sixty uics trie veto, voted "Dry." support the weight of the steel gird- ers and nearly a thousand tons ol vibrating machinery, a floor of con- crete ten feet thick bad to be laid on the sea bed, with pillars of masonry 'sunk. i thirty fest ;