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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbrigde Daily Herald VOLUME II. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1908. NUMBER 8. RAN STREETS WITH A CUT THROAT Italian Ran Amongst Crowds In Montreal In Awful State Dee. spectacle was witnessed tonight on a crowded thoroughfare of an Italian running among the shoppers with his throat cut. He was gashed by a razor in the hands of an unknown assailant. The blood left a trail in the snow, and the injured niau collapsed within sight of his home. Robbery or re- venge was thought to be the motive. The man was taken to an hospital, and it -is thought he will probably A BASEBALL SCANDAL. Serious Charge Made by Captain of Chicago Team Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. ing to an interview with Frank Chance, captain of the Chicago N tional League team last season, pub- lished, here today, the half has not been told of the alleged disgraceful treatment accorded the Chicago team by some New York fans and players prior to the deciding game with the Giants on October 8th. "Fearing that they could not beat us even with the advantage of play- ing on their own grounds, the Giants deliberately planned to cripple sev- eral 'of our men before "the said Chance. "For this purpose they had a dozen prize fighters congregated in a con- venient place, and the starting of a tight would have been the signal for them to jump and beat up some of our best men." die. His c-iufght. assailant, has not yet been STOCK GROWERS ARE DEPLETING THE RANGES Unwise Policy of Shipping Out the Best Young Breeding Stock. Calgary, Dec. J. jtfcHullen .general live stock agent of the C.P. R., stated to the Albertan yesterday that he had not completed; his report of the stock shipments for the year, but they would exceed those of last year, although they were not up to th'at of some former years. Mr. McJtfullen said'that he felt .like sounding a note of warning to cattle raisers who were engaged in the ruin- ous policy of shipping out to market their breeding stock. Fully 50 per BRAZIL'S DEFENCE-. Ayres, Dec. .Cham- cent, of the beef output thisjear has bftf .Qf Deputies has sauctioned a bill CREATING-MUNICIPALITIES. Regiua, Sask., Dee. the Le- gislature Attorney-General Turgeon moved the second reading of the bill providing-- for the creation of rural municipalities throughout the pro- vince. The bill provides for the divi- sion, of the entire province into muni- cipalities, each county to consist of nine townships ftxcept where the formation of a county will not permit. FIRE AT CREELMAN. Creehnan. lamp explosion caused u disastrous fire last night about 11 o'clock, complete- ly destroying the general store and dwelling of. J. L. Forrest. The post- office was also in this store. Stock valued at insurance Building valued at three thousand and fully insured. It was a metal clad building, and was the finest in the town. been well bred young breeding cows. the loss of which, will be most keen- ly felt in a year or two. The practice will most assuredly have the effect of enhancing the price of such stock, and necessarily curtail the output of beef animals until the breeding stock has 'been .replaced. breeders became discouraged; by the losses sustained in the severe winter of 1906-7, and quit the busi- ness. Others are giving their 'entire attention to wheat raising, overlook- ing the fact that the breeding stock is an essential part of the farming in- dustry. "I cannot but said Mr. McMullen, "but that this lint of con- duct will prove very costly in the end and be one that will be of great in- jury to the stock industry of the coun try." The matter referred to by Mr. llc- Mullen is one of serious importance to the cattle industry of Southern Al- berta. It is true that the days of the cattle ranges are over, but there are still millions of acres of fine grazing lands in the West, capable of sustain- ing many times the number of cattle that were ever in the country. .UilhorJzing the Government to spend not exceecling for arma- The bm provides for the o{ two large battleships. authbrizes a when neces- LETHBRIDGE HAS A POPULATION OVER SEVEN THOUSAND WILLIE HOPPE OF AGE. Within the City Limits There Are Over jSix Thousand People Population Doubled In Past Two Years SHRUBS TO RACE LONGBOAT. Contest Will Take Piace in New York Early in the Year. _ Boston, Dec. Shrubb, .the long distance English profession- al champion runner has accepted the challenge to meet Tom Longboat, the Canadian Indian, the vanquisher of Dorando Pietri, in Madison Square Garden, New York. Whatever be the result of the Shrubb-Longboat con- test, it is said that the four-cornered long distance fight bet-ween Dorando, Shrubb, Longboat and. Hayes will be held soon after. BURNED SENOR'S CHOICE BREAKFAST Canadian Officials Are Very Strict About Embargo JOB AT PRINCE RUPERT. Victoria. Dec W. .Forrest- er, contractor, of New Westminster, was today awarded by the Provincial Government the contract for con- structing the public improvements at Prince Kupert. about The Contract is HE DOES NOT WANT THE MONEY WEATHER AT FERNIE, B.C. Fernie, B.C., Dec. has been considerable change in the wea- ther during the past 24 hours, and is much colder today. An open air rink has been opened on the. mill pond pending the erection of the new rink now under construction. Fernie will be represented in Crow's Nest Hockey League this year, and should a good showing. Anna Gould's Hus- band Makes Clever Move In Case BETTER TIMES COMING. Toronto, Dec. feeling that better times are coming and "that the leather industry would soon come into its own, permeated the meeting of the tannors' section of the Board of Trade yesterday. NEWS FROM CLARESHOLM. Claresholra, "Dec. result of the' municipal election was exceeding- ly gratifying to the majority of our citizens and there can be no doubt that the best men were returned. E. W. Frost is a real estate man and fanner and a good methodical busi- ness man and will be a worthy succos sor to William MofTatt, the late May- or. The new councillors: William Barclay, lumberman, D. Van Horn, liveryman, and J. Cuinmings, imple- merit agent arc all good, level-headed men. untrammelled by fads or fancies and their accession to the council should prove a benefit to the town. The election was carried through in _ _.___j line weuwlci mm njujic wcv.-i thusiasm when the result was declar- ed. A. B. McDonald has been confined to his room in the Queens Hotel, Mac leocl, the result of his recent driving accident. George Baldwin, W. Horrocks and cnvflrnl> men from the Little men from the Little Bow were in town from the Stewart Ranch yester- day. Conrad Platzoeder and H. Hough- ton have split partnership in their meat market business. Paris, Dec. last day of the hearing of the suit brought by Count Boni De Castellane against Princess De Saga, in which he petitions the court to award the custody of his three children to his mother, the Mar- quis De Castellane brought out the fact that the Count had decided upon a sudden change of front in that he withdrew lus demand that the court allow him sixty thousand dollars a year for the maintenance of the chil- dren. Boni's lawyer, speaking for the Count read to the court a letter from his client filled with indignant pro- tests that he should have been charg- ed with initiating the proceedings to obtain money and in which the Count abandoned his claim for allowance Kiagara Falls, Ont., .Dec. minion officials boarded the private car of -Senor De Augerre, a wealthy Italian of New York yesterday and confiscated and burned choicest viands including dressed chickens, ducks, and whole side of beef in the chef's pan- try, because of cattle and dressed meat embargo. Senor Be Anguerro strongly protested that he and party were on their way to Cobalt and liad not yet dined and would have to pro-' cure other eatables. They reached Toronto but the officials insisted and the viands were burned Iii a G-rand Trunk engine and the vessels contain- ing them were left behind to be dis- infected. Windsor, Ont., Dec. and more stringent instructions have been issued by the Dominion authorities, absolutely prohibiting the entrance to Canada of hay. and straw from Mich igan where the foot and mouth dis- ease is prevalent, either when used as packing or in bulk. Lethbridge's population is over 000. The census figures were given pub- licity today. They .will, surprise two classes of people, those who had an idea that the population was over and those who maintained that the city's population did not reach One .thing is certain, and that is thar the list is not padded. If any- thing the number is under the mark, as it is almost positive every name in the city was not secured. The complete figures are as follows: Females This population is confined solely to the city limits. If No. 3, which is part of the city, except for muni- cipal purposes, was included, the total population would be over The growth since the last census was taken, in 1906, has been remark- able. The fgures in 1906 were: Lethbridge City............ No. 3, including men in wired A MIDNIGHT FLIGHT. Aeronaut to Make Trip Over Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Gal., Dec. of all ..the daring aeronautic feata to which Los Angeles has been treated during the present seasan, will be the midnight flight .tonight of Eoy Knabenshue, in his dirigible balloon, in which he will attempt to. demon- strate the ease which a large city like Los Angeles can be destroyed by explosives dropped from the airship of an enemy. At intervals he will drop illuminated missiles of a harm- i less nature. enclosure at the mine ,753 Total.................. Two years later the population of the City of Lethbridge is very nearly double that of the city and No. 3. In the city the increase has been 150 per, cent. NINE CHINAMEN WERE CONVICTED Found Guilty of Being In- mates of Disorderly House The Chinese colony monopolized the attention of the Police is crate and Chief Gillespie practically all day yesterday and today. Eleven Celes- tials were tried on the charge of be- ing inmates of a disorderly house and nine were convicted. The case arose out of the raid on the place on Ford St. where a white girl was found. C. F.Harris defended the Chinamen and Chief G-illespie conducted the prose- completed, shows a -wonderful growth; too. !n that section of the city there are peopis...0n this side the track the population is Boy Billiard Champion Issues Chal- lenge to World. New York. Dec. Hoppe, the boy billiard champion, has just reached his majority, which he sig- nalized by a challenge to the world for a billiard match. In a statement which he issued he want to show the public that 1 am sincere in my statements te help put bil- liards where it belongs, Here is a challenge to the world. I" will play any billiard player in the world a three, four, five, cr six night match, five hundred point; a night, at either style of game, 18-iuch balk line, one shot, or 13-inch bait line, two shots, for the sum of from to 000, the match to be played in any city agreed." KILLED IN EXPLOSION. Abbotsford, Dec. Bax- ter, aged 50, employed at the Abbots- ford, hotel, was fatally injured last night by an explosion of gasoline. He was in charge of the hotel gaso- line lighting plant, arid must have been smoking, when he visited the gasoline shed; a .short distance from the hotel. At 5 o'clock a terrific ex- plosion ivas heard, the shed was im- mediately in flames, and Baxter reached with great difficulty.; 'He died at 6 o'clock this-morning. FATAL FIRE AT QUEBEC. Quebec, Dec. 8 o'clock this evening fira hroltp out the store at the head of Mountain Hill occupied by Mr. C. E. A. Langlois, agent for the St. Leon Mineral Water Company. After about three-quarters of an hour, the fire was got under In premises the firemen body "of Mr. Langlois in a back room., he having evidently been asphyxiated by smoke. BLIZZARD IN NEWFOUNDLAND. St. John's, Nfld.; Dec. 16. The worst blizzard experienced in New- foundland for many years has been raging for 48 hours, and heavy dam- age has been done to fishing vessels, a number of which have, been blown ashore at various points." The North Ward, in the. census just j cution effectively. The fines imposed in each, case was ten dollars and costs. Today evidence is being heard against the owner of the place, who 'is charged with being the keeper of ai disorderly house and Gee Lee, who is j charged with harboring the girl, Mil- j istine, for immoral purposes. The court also heard some evidence j in the gambling charges against four- teen Chinamen. An adjournment was made until next week. I Chief Gillespie has received a letter from the mother of the Milistine girl. i She says.she is too poor to send any i monev to bring her daughter to Win- Nicola, B. C., Dec. the Ni- h TORPEDO BOAT ASHORE. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Dec. 17. Torpedo Tan ashore on the rocks while manoeuvring off Bom- bridge Ledge, Isle of Wight, last night. The crew of fourteen had -a. narrow escape. Two feet of water was in the hold when the Bombridge lifeboat arrived in response to sig- nals. The vessel is a complete wreck. SHERMAN TO LEAD THE MINERS MUCH SMALLPOX. Toronto, Dec. a report to the Provincial Board of Health, Dr. j cola Valley Coal and Coke Companies mines were closed on Monday. Last Wednesday evening nearly all the min- mpeg. C. A. Hodgetts, Provincial Officer, states that smallpox at pres- ent exists in a large number of muni- cipalities throughout the province. GOING fO PASTEUR INSTITUTE. Health ers employed by the middle shore col- lieries, organized under the United Mine Workers of America, were laid off. About a hundred men 'are affec- ted. Frank H. Sherman of the U. M. W. of A., of British Columbia, will ar- Toronto, Dec. J. D. Mor- row. Presbyterian minister, who bitten by a dog a few days 15 going to the Pasteur Institute, New York, for treatment, as the dog has since died from what it is thought to have been hydrophobia. above mentioned. insisted that his only object in wanting his child- ren removed was his solicitude for their moral and physical welfare. Tt is evident that the Count has recog- nized that his claim for the enormous allowances injured his case in the eyes of the court and the estimation j DON'T BELIEVE REPORTS. Berlin, Dec. members of the entourage of President Castro, who has been in Berlin for several days past, still maintain an attitude of. scepticism regarding the outbreak at Caracas against the President. Tlii! preliminary hearing of the case of William Yenney, the A. R. and I. Co. ajrent at Raymond, was started of the public and his renunciation is i ;lt R.N.W.M.P. Barracks considered a clever move to enlist sym pathy in his favor. Nevertheless, the public is greatly astonished that the Count should go to such an extreme in oi'der thus to win a victory over j his former wife. The proceedings to- day were filled with allegations from both sides, developing little that was new. momincr before Inseclor West. this W. GOOD YEAR FOR MISSIONS. Toronto, Dec. Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada announces that the contribu- tions to missions have increased in four years. Next year the Anglican Mission Boml will expend among Esquimaux, 15.- 000 Chinese, Japanese, and about 100.000 whites in the sparsely settled portions of Canada. C. Simmons is looking after the inter- ests of Yenney. It seems that Yen- ney and Thompson, the complainant u> the company, had been doing busi- ness each other in rather a loose way. ;uitl Yeiiiii-y paid freight for Thompson, The damaging part of the evidence against Yenney is that the, originals and thc -dupli- cates of the returns he made out for tho do not coincide. Dur- ing this morning Mr. Thompson and J. fi. Loihbridge, A. R. and I. audit- or, were examined. TEACHERS HAVE SMALLPOX. London.. Dec. Pot- terburg school here has been closed on account, of the teachers having smallpox. rive this week from Fernie to take up the miners' side of the question. HALIFAX FINANCES BAD. Halifax, N.S., Dec. civic finances are in bad shape, and the chairman of the Finance Committee hiis tendered his resignation. TURKEY TO BE RULED BY ITS Constitutional Gov- ernment Conies Into Effect BANK FAILURE AT CLEVELAND LAND FOR VETERANS. Kingston, Ont., Dec. Fen- ian Raid veterans will petition the Dominion Government for grants of similar to those, given to the South African veterans. CONDITIONS IN INDIA ARE BETTER Course Adopted By Indian Authorities Effective Calcutta, Doc. courae opted recently by the Indian authori- ties to cause, the; arrest swiftly end mysteriously "of all natives suspected of revolutionary activity ia having a good effect on the rest of the popula- tion. Instead of being deported, the leaders taken, into custody are bailiff distributed to the various jails in India. It is reported that the power- ful native secret service are dissolviiur as a result of the energy displayed by the government. A delegation of pro- minent natives supposed to be impli- cated in the revolutionary movement called on the local commissioner to- day and assured him. of their support Another result of the campaign ia that the active newspapers are becom ing extremely cautious in, their com-. meat on the movement; SMALLPOX AT CALGARY. Authorities Taken to Task by Pro- vincial Health Edmonton, Alta.; Dec. 16. Until Dr. Irvingr's letter Calgary City Council comes to be sub rosa at both ends of the line, and the Calgary au- thorities give out the information, it will probably not be known what the chief health officer told them about their administration of affairs in con- nection with the smallpox epidemic. When, asked for a copy of the let- ter Dr. Irving gave the representa- tive an emphatic intimating that it was up to the Calgary Coun-, cil to give the letter out ior publica- tion. The doctor admitted, however, tUnf' o Bet- ter tothe which, he had taken them severely to task for the fact that .all necessary precautions had not been taken, and that the city did not have proper or satisfactory isolation accommodations. The doc- tor was prone to minimize the matter, however, intimating that the seri- ousness of the epidemic had been ex- aggerated, and that since he had written the Council precautions were being taken. CHINAMAN CONFESSES. Vancouver, B.C., Dec. Chung, condemned to hang on- the 16th, confessed today to having mur- dered Yung Ah Hing on July 27. PRESI DENqF-OF-SWlTZERLAND. ..Berne, Switzerland, Dec. A. Dutcher, Minister of Commerce, was elected President of the Swiss Re- public1 for 1909 by the Federal Assem- bly. He will succeed Dr. F. Bren- ner, whose term of office expires Janu- ary 1st, Napoleon. Ohio, Doc. cried HELLO TO COBALT. Toronto, Out., Dec. tele- Constantinople, Dec. 16. key makes her bow as. a con- stitutional monarchy tomorrow when the new Ottoman par- liament holds its first session. The assembly was provided for in the con- stitution granted by Sultan Abdul I Hamid last July and is the first body j of its kind to meet in the empire for over thirty years. The life of its i j only predecessor was brief, but hopes are entertained for the success of the A FATAL COLLISION. Constantine, Algenes, Dec. a rear 'end collision between a pas- senger and a .freight train in the El Achir tunnel today, several persons were killed and injured. Details are lacking. ami women fainted in. the streets phono, connections between Toronto when they found a notice of assign-1 find Cobalt has been established is, very important to mining r.s and Cobalt financiers. inent posted on the doors of the Citi- zens State Bank today. The failure is said to be due to loans to Judge Michael Donnelly, who is president of the Ohio German Fire Insurance Co.. which recently failed. The bank is capitalized at nnd has an individual surplus of The "deposits amount to bw WITHDRAW THE CUP CHALLENGE MORE AID FOR HOSPITAL. Cal-jjirv. -At" the rneotinp Toronto, Doc. Royal Can- adian Yacht Club has withdrawn its Tomorrow has been, proclaimed a general holiday in honor of the par- liament and the city is doing its best j to observe the occasion fittingly. Gar- risons will line the route under arms tomorrow, when the Sultan drives to j open the assembly while school chil-1 dren stationed sit vantage points; along the way will smg the hymns of j liberty as the imperial cortege passes, j Congratulatory messages have been received from the new parliament, from the British Parliament and the i Russian Douma. The line of march of the imperial UNLIKE LETHBRiDGE. Ottawa, Dec. 17. As a result of strong feeling rising out of municipal a row took place in an hotel at Gatineau Point, Que., during which revolvers were discharged, and AI- phoz Nantel was shot in the leg. of thf; Hospital Hoard A. Allan was challenge to the Yacht Club parliament of five miles had been appointed a di-lepate to Edmonton to for mccs for thc Canada Cup. This swept with fresh sand for the passage, act with of other pen-j was done b-v il teiegrara scnt to the j Of his majesty. Every regiment in PRINCE RUPERT AS A CITY. Vancouver, Doc. Ru- pert will apply at the next session of tlu- Legislature for incorporation u citv. era! hospitals in the province in j Rochester Club tonight following a I Constantinople was out under arms j urging the Government to introduce '-meeting of the executive and sailing to guard the Sultan. Triumphal ar- legis.lution at the next session of the committee of thc B. C. Y. C. to j ches spanned tho streets and as the! whom the delegates sent to Rochester had been made n. public holiday, their negotiations with latter The telegram was as follows: Legislature increasing the grant hospitals to 50 cents per capita. BISHOP OF LONDON. London, Dec. is semi- officially announced that Rev. Father Hand, of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, To- ronto, will succeed Archbishop McEvov os Bishop of London. club. "You having rejected tho many sug- gestions of our committee to settle thc difference of opinion regarding the intention .of the deed of gift of the Canada Cup by reference to an inde- thc city was cro'vdcd with people. All tho ministers, senators, and thc dep- uties of the new legislative body as- sembled at the Ministry of Justice preparatory to marching to the hall of parliament. The foreign diplomats in Constantino! >le assembled at the British Embassy nnd proceeded to the pendent tribunal, wo hereby withdraw j Hall in a body. They ali were Clad our challenge of thc ;KJrd of Seplem- in their full official uniforms. ber, much regretting the circumstance necessitating thc same. This action is only taken after deep consideration by our executive and sailing commit- tee." The people's reception to the Sul- tan and their choers for thc new As- sembly are nn evidence of'the deep in- terest taken by Turkey in this first step towards constitutional lifo. A LOCAL BUDGET The Mock Parliament stands ad- journed until the first Thursday of January to enable the ministers and membets to enjoy the holiday season. P. McDiarmid, Principal of Bran- don College, has returned from the Coast where he attended the Baptist Convention. Friends of the worthy doc tor will be glad to learn of his im- proved Sun. Mrs. Aylesworth of Victoria, B. C., who for some weeks past has been staying at the home of H. C. Clark, of Brandon, intends to stay with her son in the splints, when she hopes to continue her journey. Chas. Buhler and N. E. Eklund, of Raymond, have been prospecting in the mountains west of Ciardston and in the city today with some very line samples of gold, silver and copper quartz. The ledge foot and the men are satisfied that they have struck a good thing. There will be a battle royal on the football field on Christmas day be- tween teams representing the Sons of England and tho Ancient Order or Foresters. Badges will be and the proceeds devoted to chai'itable purposes. The kick-off takes place at 10.30 and no doubt there will be a holiday crowd present. ;