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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta Ifti I VOL. III. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1909. .NO. PUT TAX ON COLONIAL One Of Of Proposed British Tariff Toronto, Dec. special London cable says: L. G. Chiozza Money, M. P., for North Paddington, points out that ths Conservative tariff, commission has abandoned one of Chamberlain's prin- cipal propositions, namely that of the colonial loodstuffs should not be tax- ed. On the contrary the commission fa- vors a tax of one shilling a colonial grain and two shillings a quar- ter on foreign grain. This would yield a revenue of and the Bri- tish wheat grower would make yearly by the advance in the price. There are many evidences that the Conservatives feel that the food tax is not a popular proposition. They are claiming for instance that the tar- iff will not be the determining factor in the price of bread and urging with cleverness figures showing that bread MAN WAS CLEARED MISS AS WAITS After He Had Served A Term In a B. C. s Prison Vancouver, Dec. days ago two foremen of the B. C. electric railway company 'named Maynard and Sharman were arrested charged -vith having padded the pay rolls of che electric concern with the names of dead men and having stolen, thou- sands of dollars. Sharman skipped r.o Seattle and has not since been heard of while "Maynardv who left town the same time and whose bail was estreated returned three months ago. He has since been in the city but not until, last night was he re- arrested. Before Maynard. departed the first time lie made a statement Is Indifferent To What WatsonV the "Poet, Writes Winchester, Eng., Dec. Miss Violet Asquith to give her an PRAISE FOR FIELDING London, Dec. financier commenting on the Canadian budget says that the manner in which the public" debt has been kept down, of Canada, in spite of growing prosperity of the Dominion reflects the highest possible ureiiit on Hon. S. Fielding. JEAN McKILLOP PASSES AWAY events have ever so saddened Lethbridge as- the death, last.even- ing, of Jean McKillop.. A couple of opportunity to reply to Wm, Watson's Veetg ago she had an metrical attack-, a pathetic situation has been discovered which bids' fair to attract such universal interest that the incident of a "Woman With a Ser- pent's Tongue" may be relegated to comparative obscurity. The daughter of England's Prime Minister was found watching in. a hos pitai in Winchester, where Hon. Arch- accusing James Milnes, .superintend- ibaid Gordon. second son of the Earl ent of the; B. C. Electric Co., with having largely benefited from the work and having passed the payrolls knowing them to have been doctored. Milnes. with large property was arrested and pleaded guilty to has risen one penny and a half under.ioae charge on which he was sentenc- the Liberal regime without a tariff. eci to 18 months in the .Westminster I have seen no sign yet of statement in such general use at last election that preieren.ce on foodstuffs was needed ii the colonies were to remain attached to the empire. "A striking development of the sit-, uation is that the Lords are syste- matically campaigning against the budget. This widespread activity on their part is a new feature in the Bri- tish politics, some of the noblemen have been heckled vigorously -at var- ious meetings and some have even been hustled. The Daily Chronicle says that An- drew' Bonar Law, Canadian by birth is the ablest tariff reformer leaders as now that Chamberlain is no longer in active service." jail. He served the sentence, return- ing to the city and is now in business. Today Maynard made a confession exonerating Milnes from all 'guilt. Milnes says he accepted part of the1 blame because he was careless with very heavy work to do and be- cause he wished to protect Maynard's wife and family. Maynard is now held charged with the defalcation of thous- ands of dollars, created a sensation here. of Aberdeen, lies critically ill. While Miss Asquith's name has been bandied labjbut in connection with Wat- son's effusion, she had been enduring agonies of-suspense while the1'life of Archibald Gordon hung in the balance. There had been no'announcement of the engagement between the couple; their closest friends have not hinted at it, but the >f ap- pendicitis. As soon as possible she was operated on at the Gait Hospi- tal, and -seemed to be doing well. Then there cameVa.relapse, and after that a. further setback, so that for 'some days she hovered between life and death. But'; neither relatives, doctor, nurses norfriends lost hope. Yesterday, after final operation she was so bright-that it seemed as if the change for the better'had come. And within halfc an. hour she was gone. Every old-timer in Lethbridge knew the daughter of Rev, Charles McKil- lop, and; loved her ;for her parents' sake and her own. .Her school-fellows will .be the first to agree that in the" Charged With Murder Of Her Daughter In New Jersey New ,Dec. Caroline B. Martin, mother of Mrs. Ocey Snead, the East 'Orange victim talked of suicide tub col- lapsed as she was being led to a cell in in .the Mercer St. ..police station early today. "The ending is death" was Mrs. Martin's reported comment on the answer of the detective to her ques- tion as to what the legal proceedings would be in the case. "i would welcome death." the de- tectives report her as continuing, "1 am old and can't help anyone and am of no use. I want to go to heaven." The elderly woman's condition was pitiable. When she was brought to the sta- tion house and turned over to the kindly offices of the matron she faint- ed but. was, revived and then led to her solitary cell. Mrs. Martin was arrested late last night on a warrant issued'in New Jer- sej -charging her with the murder of Ocey-Snead and daughter. Mrs. Mar- FREMSE1 AN OF Will-Bird eavor to Keep Japan Out Of War Tokio, Dec. conference be- tween Premier 'is Katsura and ex-Premier Marqi. janonji held re- cently was ostensibly for the purpose of making assurance more assured that the death of Prince Ito would cause no change in the policy of Japan either at home or ;obrabd. Marquis Sayonji is at present the leader of the party in power in, the diet with a majority over all others and there- fore represents the- probable policies of the coming session. A semi-official report of this con- ference appearing in what may be regarded as the organ of the premier Kokoumin, Shimbun, states that full agreement between the whole city there ..was no girl more (tin's Miss Virginia Wardlaw, popular, no one- who more deserved has ...since'-, shortly after the sad trag- tireless of Miss to ten to be popular. From her father and tale. Miss Stanley, who is sojourning cheerfulness and t other people Many a one will with M1SS AsqUith at the long remember the brightness of her Ho-j young life. Everyone, young and old. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS J. Whalen, of Port Arthur, paid for the T. McKellar proper- ty on Front Fort William with! London, Dec. at the tel here, conveyed this message knew her, feels that in her he correspondent: "Miss Asquith j has lost a personal frien.d Few in_ asks me to tell you she is entirely j at. the aRe qf -seventeen leave indifferent to anything Watson may .behind them such a-record, say about her. She has met him i Tne funeral service will be held in only once or twice, and has no desire v 'i Jr., i knox Church to-morrow (Friday) to meet nr in STIRS k in Kim -aram j edy in East Orange, been held in New Jersey prison cell to await the action of the grand jury on a similar charge. Mrs. Martin has been missing since the tragedy and her unexpected ap- pearance and the circumstances leading up to her apprehension were dramatic in the developments of a j to meet or to speak to him again. The matter -does interest her at a frontage of 600 feet. E. E. Garratt, for twenty years Nationalist convention yesterday, Redmond said that for the first morning at -11 Six of her all. Therefore, she has no wish to act as sav anv-tninsr further nn snTiipnt ..3 comrades will a two statesmen was reached and tbat the pojicy outlined .by Marquis Katsura during his term of office for the last two years, namely, peaceful develop- ment of Japanese resources, and in- creasing friendship with foreign coun- tries was. adopted as the slogan of the Seyukaim for the corning diet. Popular misconception has- since death of Prince Ito made Marquis Katsura a militarist anxious to plunge Japan into Avar. Nothing could be fur- ther from the truth. Marquis Katsura is an earnest advocate of peace and his whole course since he assumed the premiership has been shaped with a view to increasing the friendly re- the outside say anytmng further on the subject. WAVMjU.ACJUt.3 Ul fL e Y case that has from the first not lacked of Japan sensational features. In her room in world' especially. with. China, the little hotel in the theatrical dis- trict where she was located after a diligent and protracted search, were found three notes the wording of which were almost identical with that of the suicide's note pinned in the clothing of Ocey Snead when the body was discovered in the East Or- j ange house bath tub. The notes were The Hon. Archibald Gordon met ,c, -fKT 'I tliers and sisters_yand .especiallv to a TIAQT- .-e To her to ber bro- writteri Paper of the same color and texture as-that of the original suicide science master, has been appointed; a century they had the great- est opportunity ever offered to tear with a serious motor accident near j here a fortnight ago. Immediately and trample under union. foot the act of THERE MAY BE SENSA- TIONAL DEVELOPMENTS principal of'Winnipeg Collegiate, suc- ceeding A. F. Schofield, resigned. Winnipeg Controllers ..favor a law against plumping. Dr. J. Walker, of Glencoe has gone to the pasteur institute, New York, T Portage la Prairie, Dec. is tor treatment. Last Saturday he; that tfae provindal was bitten by his dog which he found iare making inquiries into the start- dead shortly afterwards. ling allegation said to have been made It is reported at Chariottetowa. P. j in connection with the mysterious r, T T c, 'death of Angus McDonald of Oakville, r..I.. that McLean, M.L.A., 01 Souns--.ho was foimd dead in the Fisher Riv. declined a Senatorship reccnty. district last Friday with a bullet .is a Conservative. i hole in his head. Dr. W. J. Furse, medical attendant; McDonald was a member of a hunt- of the cmplovces of the Canadian! JnS P-fty miles north of Teu- T Ion, Man. On Thursday night he was lower Co. blave Lake, B. afcout three miles away from killrd by falling off a bridge onto the; camp with a bullet wound in his head. the whole her sister, I-I-eleryV still in hospital. me wnoie com.'suoisv upon receiving word of .the heartfelt Aliot; mnt.nrpd fi-Am T.nnnnTi Tty extends its Miss Asquith motored from London Winch-ester and went direct to the hospital. rocks twentv feet below. Contradictory stories of the affair Sir -J- Swinburne, one of the most reached here, which gave the impres- I sion that it was impossible to tell prominent supporters of Liberals m j Aether it was a case of accident or the north of England, has severed his suicide, connection with the party on account of the budget. Montreal Board of Trade council de cidcd to ask the telegraph companies j ii to hold a .conference its repre- sentatives for the purpose of discuss- ing a reduction in telegraph tolls be- tween Montreal and Winnipeg. Mr. Wallace introduced a bill in the House of Commons limiting the time of horse race meetings to fifteen days It was given a first reading. Chas. Teere, guilty of passing a bo- gus bill on the Doukhobor Trad- ins; Co., was sentenced to two month with hard labor at the Yorkton jail. Ellis Kendall met with a fatal ac- Washington, Dec. Y7.W Dudley, of Indiana, formerly commis- sioner of pensions, died today L U M B E.R Rf A Button, Que.. ter. 60 years old. well known lumber- man of was run over antf killed by an express train -last night while crossing the track. note and the handwriting was prac- tically identical. ALBERTA J. W. McNicol Making Them Wise At Omaha BAD FIRE IN TORONTO Toronto, Dec. which last night did damage to the extent o? to premises occupied by Co., fruit dealers, broke out afresh :oday and did damage to the extent of was under con- trol. Brussels, Dec. physicians consider the condition of King Leopold improvement today. The following bulletin was issued this morning: "The consequences o' the operations are normal. Tempera- ture 9S 9-10, pulse TO, respiration 24. The improvement lias become more Reported" ihat New Roads Will est and It was announced verbally that the King's condition was so good this morn ing that the fears entertained had been nearly dispelled. As a result of this turn for the better the patient will be given a diet of eggs, soup, weak and water. Two of his-physi- cians remain at the palace. Edmonton. Dec. the past two days prominent millionaires, cap-' italists and brokers of Montreal and Ottawa have been in close conference As a result of these confer- negotiations have corn- immediate construction of the line of i lional boundary south of Lethbridge railway proposed. The proposed lines of the new com- pany in brief are: First, under the name of the "Manitoba and British Columbia Railway." Winnipeg through c dent on the C.P.R. near Prince Al- bert. ES.LAW Rochester, N. Y., Dec. Senator obn Raines, author ihe famous Raines Law, died at 1.45 o'clock this morning at the after an illness of of intestinal trouble. period of his illness be nl and rallies, his derful vitaljry loading his anc! friends to hope that he might, ul- timately '.vcover. Late yesterday af- .ill hope was abandoned when the patient was seized with hemorhag- The family was hastily summoned 10 r.b'o bedside for the finafl parting. The physicians stated that a fourth hemorrhage would be fatal but the parient. passed away before it came. CHIH- STAFF OF U. S. ARMY Washington, Dec. Gener Leonard Wood now In command of the department of the east will be the next chief of the staff of the Unit- od States army.' Secretary of War Dickinson mode this announcement today. Gen. Wood will succeed Gen- eral .1. Franklin Bell, whose term. at the bead of the general staff will ex- pire next spring. MUST REPORT ACCIDENTS Washington, Dec. bill 're- quiring railroad companies- to report all accidents to the interstate com- merce commission passed the House- Death Of a WeMnown Of- ficer Cf the Mounted Police Regina, Dec. Royal North West 'Mounted Police have lost one of their most valuable men, word hav- ing been received from Hudson's Junction of the death there yesterday of Inspector Church. The loss of this officer is one of tbe -worst blows the force has received in years and in the headquarters today there Is much sorrow expressed. Commissioner Per- ry and his staff of officers express tbr deepest regret at the death of Inspec- tor Church and the commander of thc force summed up the feeling concise- ly when he expressed his ovn senti- ment, "I shall feel his loss very keen- ly." The jlatal Illness which carried off Inspector Church was contracted whil' in the'performance of his duty.. He left Regina en Dec. 4 In company Cominr. Perry bound for the Pas Mis sion away north of Prince Albert When the two officers reached Hudson Bay Jet. Inspector Church was taker suddenly ill with pneumonia. He was left there by Commissioner Perry and remained confined to his bed until yesterday when death came. tor Church, although only a member or the force for twelve years has worked his way from the ranks to r commission.- He first came in con- tact with the R. N. W. M. P. force at. the Diamond Jubilfte and shortly after wards came to Canada. In England inspector Church 'held the rank of Cor poral' Major of the Royal Horse Guards. When he joined the Mount ed Police he assumed the rank of staff sergeant anl in 1902. was promoted to the commissioned ranks with the o-' fice of Inspector. The deceased officer was also a vet- eran of the South African campaigns .e went ont -with-the first Canadian. Mounted Rifles as Regimental ser- geant major and after returning from .he .back with the Canadian Mounted Rifles holding 'tht today. j-.rank- of. captain and pleted of immediate development of j Lethbridge to Pilot Bay, B. C. Seo'nd, one of tbe biggest railway projects under the name of the Northern Eni- that has yet been planned in the west pire railway, a line from the interna- a project which is backed up by sev- eral millions of dollars and which if followed out to the completion .will open up the vast Athabasca and the Peace river sections to a greater ex- tent than any other railway .scheme for which a charter exists. In short, result of conferences has been trans- fer of charter of Northern Empire J Railway and the Manitoba and Brit- ish Columbia railway from the pro- visional directors of the two com panies hea-ded by Henry Roy of Ottawa, a millionaire capitalist and "remoter to a BA f-W a Atlt I Mi The" East bound trains of the C.P. R. this morning through Lethbridge, through Calgary to Edmonton, thence north to Fort rlcMurray, thence west into the Peace river country thence through the Rockies via a feasible pass to Dawson Charters for these lines were grant- ed by the Dominion parliament to the provisional directors two years ago. .Nothing however wns done to- wards the construction of the lines and a new syndicate of capitalists appeared upon the scene and offered to over the charter and com- mence immediate of proposed roads. President of the new company is J. S. Crawford, broker of Ottawa, and the other members are: J. H. McKinnon. wholesale grocer of Stidbury, Ont.; E. Brown. Ottawa: brokers of Montreal and Ottawa, a company -which is capitalized at four millions with half a million subscrib- ed and deoosited in Montreal bank; delayed for some time or. account of an accident at Sentinel last A west bound freight train collided with a light en-j Henry onToY'the prcvdsionaf di- near Sentinel with the result rectors. This group of capitalists re- that both engines and four box cars w-ere derailed. No fatalities resulted. I This presents some of the largest finan- cial interests in the east. One of the company is a large owner in the Co- ind which is prepared to und-rtake, inR bcea Jn thfi mix_up Engineer Anderson is reported hav j baJt mines and tjle otners mentioned are worth up in the millions. TANDING OF THE IN THE HER ALES PRIZE CONTEST STANDING PUBLISHED TUESDAYS. THURSDAYS AND VOTEt COUNTED UP TO 10 A.M. TODAY. DISTRICT NO. Inel-ndinr tht City bridge: Diamond One G-old Wttch 530 Chair One Writing One Suit One MISS. ROSE HEATHEK MISS OLIVE DAVIES BESSIE CRONKHITE 82.105 ISS EDNA ALLEN MISS SUSAN GILLESPI'E MISS FLORENCE -LAUMAN V5ISS VIVIAN GIBSON MISS HANNAH KERR H. O. KILMER .-.32.830 MARY SIMPSON MINNIE LAVERICK M3THUR HUMPHRIES MISS VISA DOWSHTT ....4.095 MiSS WINNI'" HARRISON C. CHARLES V 1025 MARGARET .SMITH _____ .1.005 DISTRICT NO. S.-Indnding all and.territory One Diimsond Ring Writing Dotk. Gold Watch One S30 Chair Ont Silk Umbrella MISS ETHEL M. Cranbrtok, B. C. 77.3C5 J A.VIES H. CAMPBELL, Maclead, MISS MARY L. SUNSTRUM. MISS SUSAN WITBECK, Raymond, ....46.39f MISS VILDA MATSON, Spring Coul ee ...44.825 HUGH JOHNSON, MISS JEAN DOBBIE, Pinchcr Creek.........37.74C MRS. D. E. COTTON, Claresholm WM. E. SIMPSON, Coleman MISS ARL1E HUDSON, Purple Springs, Alta. JAMES GREAVES, Mediant Hat, Alta. MISS ANNIE TOMFOHR, Milk River. Alta. MISS GRACE ROBINSON', MISS EDITH SINCLAIR, Medicine A. A. COW IE, Oardaton, MISS MAE SOICE. Warner......... J. BUTLER STONEY, Poit Offlc. FREE FIGHT IN NICARAGUA Coriiuo, Nicaragua, Dec. were scenes 'of wild disorder in Mag- ua, the capital yesterday. Du'rinjr a meeting of the aldermen one of them made a speech denouncing Mauriz and favoring the revolution. The speech was greeted with cheers and hooting and a i're-e fight among the government, and anti-government elements follow- ed. Two pistol shots were fired. The row extended to the streets. Twenty arrests were ntfllfi SUNDAY 1C Will Be ystem Operation The "hello" of the telephone girls will be a thing of the past in Leth- bridge after Saturday night. About midnight on Saturday the old tele- phone system will be abolished and the new automatic service brought into operation. The installation of this service is another mark of thc development and rapidly growing importance of the! ''Special to the Herald) Omaha. "Dec. laAThe of ignorance and Alber- ta that I see displayed here "is amaz- ing. Many people-are'under the im- pression that Alberta is simply a. postoffice and have no 'idea where others are so prejudiced against any- thing Canadian that they practicallv state that anything they are told that is favorable must be a lie. I'am told by people that" our Al- berta Ked wheat must be spring wheat because it is so cold in Can- ada that it would be impossible to grow winter wheat. You tell them the exact truth, they put on a very knowing look, shake their heads and walk off. On the other hand there are a great many people .asking intelli- gent questions regarding tn'e coun- try people ft'ho are interested and who express their intentions of fur- ther, the .possibilities for agriculture in Alberta. The weather here is the worst I have s-een-for years and is -holding the attendance down, it being only ome for this week. This is a fairly strenuous job and I was much pleased to see Mr. Leroy Coons come in this morning and hear him state that you would give me some help next week. Just now the big thing :going on is the sale of grain. All grain that wins premiums becomes the of the Exposition Compan- and is sold at auction. I am. enclosing you newspaper clippings telling of sales. The half peck of red winter wheat which won the premium and sold lor is admitted to be of a lower grade than our bin of wheat. The only wheat that can come up to ottrs is that shown by the Dominion Government. They have a bushel of Red Fife which came from Coaldale and a bushel of Turkey Red which came from Cardston, both of which are practically as good as ours, and this Canadian wheat stands in a ciass itself. The sample of wheat w-hich won the premium, and the sample ot oats which won the Colorado Cup, are each situated just across the aisle from me, some 50 feet distance. They are in small boxes covered with glass and thoroughly covered up with premium ribbons so that spectators can only get a glimpse of them, and. 1 am mean enough to sa.y that this is done to prevent comparison with the oats and wheat in our bin. The newspapers here, as you will note in the clippings, persistently speak of these oats and wheat as the best in the world, and when I have tried to get them to make the state- ment of fact regarding our oats wheat, they flatly refused to do so. This Wisconsin wheat which won the premium, sold for the prize, onlv weighs 63 pounds, while ours weighs 64 pounds. You will note that in the corn sales, ten ears of corn sold for and there is corn here, the kernels of which are so big that they claim thev have to split them with a hatchet to feed the chickens. McNICOL. Calgary, Alta., Dec. city. What was good enough only a'from his advertisements in the Her- very few years ago is now obsolete. Marshall Field Company of Chi- Lethbridge is certainly keeping pace or department with the times in the telephone line. store companies in America? has sft. The public are requested not to usej an upon nonhwest thc phones at first any more CQrncT of avenuc and absolutely necessary as the telephone, street Jt .g men will nave their work cut out_to; that u ig for thc purpogc cope with incidental troubles which a dcpartment are bound to arise at first. This information was given the Al- Evervthing will be done to give the T _. vS her tan H. L. Downey, the ag- most satisfactory service but should for t there be anvthing wrong with the; service the subscribers arc asked toi A representative of the Chicago report thc trouble department by' firm Was in the Clty a few daj's calling number eight and for any in-1 fnd whilc he here the m-gotia- ormation number nine. t.ons were concluded. First street twest was selected as it is regarded It has been decided to throw tta new exchange open to on reason was its close proximity to a Wednesday next between the hours of. thicklv scttjed rcsidential district> two and ten p.m. when everyone will Mr. Downey also completed a deal have an opportunity of inspecting the {his whcreby 50 feet on I3th latest thine in telephone .exchanges, aTcmic> and rst strcct wcst was sold Mr. Campbell, the manager, extends to a iocai man. On this property a a hearty invitation to the people of block, composed of stores on the the city to call and see -laic workings' Around floor ami two stories of nf- of the new system. nccs_ ;