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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. III. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1W9. NO. 5. INTERIOR ELEVATORS AS PUBLIC UTILITY Will Be Undertaken By Manitoba Gov- ernment-Minister's Announce- Rejoice MEN WHOM THE WORLD IS WATCHING JOHN EDWARD Brandon, Dec. G-. R. Cold announced at the Grain Grow- ers' convention that owing to the fail urc of the premiers to achieve anv co-operation in the matter, the gov- ernment of Manitoba has decided to adopt the policy laid down by ihe Grain Growers' Association of estab- lishing a line of interior elevators -i.s a public utility, owned by the people and operatecHor the people. The go- vernment was prepared he said, to co-operate with the association in carrying out that policy and v Oik- ing out a plan to that end and asked that a committee from the Associa- tion prepare and file plans and meet the government to prepare a bill to present to the next legislature hvch would not meet until some time iu February. The session could je de- layed a week or so, if there was net not sufficient time. to. prepare the bill before the first week of February. Mr. Caldwell's announcement was a complete surprise to the '-yriVLv-jtion the -delegates were unable to ie- strain their enthusiasm as he'proceed .ed to explain the' decision wlu-h the government .had arrived at. Tie Minister of Education was interrupted by impatient .with, interjected questions, but whin, 'he sat down the delegates lov. in a body and cheered enthusiastieuUv, many being moved to tears. SMALLPOX LLOYD-GEORGE IN THE PASS (Special to the Herald) Blairmore, Alta., Dec. out- break of smallpox is among the pos- sibilities in the Pass as the result of the development of a case of the disease in one of the logging camps of the McLaren lumber compa- ny a few days ago. It appears that one of the employees of the camp in question was taken ill some days ago and remained in camp several days without anyone suspecting his ail- ment. Finally the condition ol the patient became so serious that he was taken to one of the hospitals of the district and was admitted with- out the nature of the ailment being detected for about three -days. In the meantime numerous persons had come in contact with the patient and had been exposed. As soon as the char- acter of the disease was definitely de- termined the camp and the patient isolated. The thor- oughness of the physician who has the case in hand has in the past pre- vented the spread of the disease in not very dissimilar and the fact the hove he may be able TO do so again but nevertheless some alarm is felt and vaccination is order of the day. APPEAL To Men Of Non-Con- formist Churches For Support Toronto, Dec. Lyon, news editor of the Globe wno is re- presenting that paper in Great Britain political fc, "Lloyd-George, who was the prin- cipal speaker at a great mass meeting of the men of the Free churches held last night, fired the heather against the THIEVES GET AWAY WITH MILLIONS Cobalt Mine Owners Victims Of Big Theft the Lords. He characterized them as a "packed jury." were, he was quarantined pointed out, only two or three non- conformists in the House of Lords and he added: "There are more pagans than free Christians." With nerve and fire that distinguish- ed him he appealed to men of free churches by the memory of their Pur- itan ancestors to take-their places in the forefront of battle between the Lords and the people. He declared amidst scene of intense enthusiasm that if men of England were free to- day to enter any church they wished, it was because lintels and door posts were stained with blood of non-con- formists of other days. It was a re- markable speech on a remarkable oc- casion and created a profound im- pression. To one accustomed to Canadian po- litical gatherings a striking feature of the meeting was that it opened with prayer and singing of hymns, and chorus: "God is with us. God is with us; Christ our Lord shall rule as King." The Lords continue their campaign against the budget with unabated .vig- or. A new phrase, "eyeglass tics'" has been invented to designate their meetings. Toronto, Dec. the arrest this afternoon of John E. Wilkinson, a manufacturer of Toronto, and Alex- ander Littlejohn, alias McFarlaine, a miner of Cobalt, the police believe tney have struck at the heart of the gang who for the past five years has been stealing from the balt mine owners at the rate of more than a million dollars a year. Both men are charged with "receiving stol- en property and before twenty four hours there may be a number of oth- ers arrested. That thefts to the extent mentioned have been going on almost openly for so Ions is hard to believe. The of the mines themselves knew that they were being robbed but it seemed almost impossible _ to get the men who were doing it Thou- sands of dollars were spent m'employ- ing private detectives and It was snly recently that the slightest' headway was made. To illustrate to what ex- tent the thefts had been carried on, the police say that Wilkinson's-books show that within the last four years he has received In the neighborhood of worth of ore and they fur- ther state, and Wilklnaon It himself that he Is only one of a num- ber who have been carrying on tae business in Toronto. WELL KNOWN VETERAN DIED FROM FALL Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. Major General Walter F. Sutorr who fought under Grant at Vicksburg andj marched to the sea with died here yesterday. He entered the Union army rdth Wisconsin volun- teers and practiced medicine for many years at La Crosse, Wis. Death re- sulted from a fall. RtCrHT HOW. CWVfO tl-O VO R.tGHT HOM. ARTHUR JAMES KING LEOPOLD OF BELGIUM IS DEAD Collapsed Suddenly After Seeming To Be Better-No Direct Heir- His Successor Brussels, Dec. Leopold died at 2.45 today, his -aged wasted body being unable to stand the strain put upon it.'The collapse' occurred suddenly and at the the doctors seemingly uad gM'itist hopes for his recovery. After a restful day the patbit va.s; able to sleep for a short period .tv. ;v in the evening and the night pas-ied quietly until 2 o'clock when ing symptoms appeared. _ Suddenly the King turned and ivi. 1- ed to Dr. Thiriar, "J'Etoufie Docteur J' Etouffe" (I am Dr. Depagc was summoned and the physicians did everything possible to prolong life but without avail. "The end came quickly and after a spell of weakness, peacefully. There being no direct hereditary heir, the crown passes to Prince Albert, the only sou of Leo- pold's brother, the late Phillips, Count, of Flanders! The new King was born April 8, 1875 and on Octo- ber 2nd, 1900 married beth of Bavaria. Telegrams of condolence were early received from King Edward and Queen Alexandra, Emperor William. King Alphonse, Emperor Francis Joseph, King Victor Emanuel, and Queen He- lent-, President Fallieries of France, and Pope Pius X. STRATTON IN AMUSING TILT English Law Makers At Present Holding the Centre Of the Political Stage In England During the Famous Budget Discussion FUNERAL OF JEANMcKILLOP All that was mortal of Jean Me- Killop was laid to rest this morning. The funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church this morning at eleven o'clock. The church was filled by her comrades and sympathetic friends, her school mates bearing the magnificent floral tributes, marched in procession in the funeral. The service in the church was short but impressive. Rev. A. M. Gor- don in a few words told of the grief that her loss had cost but that the loss was her gain. She had served the will of God and her work would not die. Death meant for her a passing to the brighter world beyond to join lov- ed ones gone before. Tke following of her young friends acted as pall bearers. Fred WKIt> RF acted as pall bearers: Fred McBeth, Norman Kirkham, Ross Lethferidge, ?red Johnston, Robin Sherlock and Jack Murray. T. S. Fetterly had charge of the 'uneral- ceremonies. WILL AMEND THE LEMIEUX ACT Ottawa, Dec. Mac- kenzie King announced today that a government bill would be introduced this session to amend the Disputes Act. The House adjourns to- morrow until Jan. 15, one of the longest holiday recesses on re- cord. PRINCIPAL OF SCHOOL RESIGNS Miss Ethel Rose Dunn has arrived n the city from Devonshire, England, on a lengthy visit to intimate friends n the city. R. R. Davidson, principal of the Westminster School, has sent in his resignation to take effect just as soon as the School Board can secure a suc- cessor. Mr. Davidson has been on the staff for nearly three years, most of the time as principal of the school in North Lethbridge. Pupils, parents and the School Board alike regret his resignation for he has been a very efficient and popular teacher and prin- cipal. It is understood Mr. Davidson will enter another profession and will not likely leave the city. ZELAYA PROMISES TQ BE GOOD Mangua Nicaragua, Dec. sident Zelaya last night cabled a con- ciliatory message to President Taft. saying that he bad shown his good faith by resigning in order that Nic- aragua might resume friendly rela-j tions with the United States. He ad- ded that he proposed to leave the country but stood ready to account for his acts as president. Naval Policy Is Debat- ed In the House Of Commons Ottawa, Dec. question of Canadian participation in the naval defense of th'e emaire was the chief them-e of those en both sides o! the the budget debate today. The Premier has made up his naiad to bring down his proposals in the shape of a bill which will be placed on the order paper tomorrow and in- troduced on January 12th, when the house reassembles-after the holidays. The spirited manner in which the naval defence matter interrupted dis- played the general interest felt there- in. Dr. Sproule told Sir Wilfrid Lau rier that the country was willing to share in Imperial defence burdens but it was left to W. F. MacLean'to make the most characteristically in- teresting speech the session. At SERIOUS ACCIDENT OCCURS AT COWLEY jury against Clara Guthrie in con- nection with the evidence given at the inquest into the cause of the double fire which destroyed her par- ents' home and also the music hall block on November 17, was dismissed i this afternoon by Judge Wismer, and j Miss Guthrie was also discharged. It was owing to the neglect on the part of the officials in not having the record of the inquest proceedings made in strict compliance with the statutes. A stenographer was em- ployed but the law says it is the duty of the coroner himself to put the pro- ceedings in writing or hand over an exemplification of them. BEGINNINGS OF ROMANCE WELL TOLD SHIP'S CREW WOULD NOT SAIL SUPERIOR Sault Ste Marie, Mich., Dec. Capt. A. E. Booth and nearly all of the crew of the steamer Port Colborne have- deserted the ship at the Can- adian Soo declaring they would not take their chances Superior. MACLEOD CITIZEN DEAD Macleod, Dec. R. Wilson died here aged 72 years. He. was a well known old timer and 'an ex- tensive rancher.- He was-a U. S. pio- neer, having served with distinction through the civil war. He leaves four sons. WOULD DIVIDE FIRE AND L'FE INSURANCE Toronto, Dec. George W. Rosa haa written to the managers of the different insurance companies asking for. their co-opera- tion In an effort he ia maklnj ta the-insurance act divided into divis- ions, one to deal with matters pertain- ing to life insurance the second to coal with and other -companies. WESTERN WHOLEfcALERt FACTORY Tilbury Dec. Can- ning factory to B. K. Ely of Ing on behalf of a of tho NAVIGATION COMPANY WAS BEHIND THE DEAL Fort William, Dec: current Iv reported that the McKellar-Gra- ham water frontage, the sale of which 'to Jamef Whnlen was reported yes- Lrrday, was purchased on behalf of rhe Inland Navigation Co. of Haroll- of which R. B. McKay is man- ager. There haa been a. strong agita- tion for a dock Independent of the -allwayt over which all claties of freight could be handled. By Prof. Broadus, Lecturer On English Literature he appealed to the Premier to frame a nolicy on generous lines with the result that he would have the unan- imous support of the wnole country. He outlined a scheme of naval defence participation. Tn the first place a contribution of for two super-Dreadnoughts to be followed by a reciprocal trade arrangement with other colonies imposing a tax on all foreign products a percentage of this i tax to be devoted to joint imperial; naval defence. t Mr. J. R. Stratton, who followed Cowley, Dec. runaway, acci- dent took place in town today ia which Mr. .J. G. Swinney a much i in- spected and well-to-do farmer living a short distance west of town, was seriously injured. Mr. Swinney and son were crossing the C.P.R. tracks' east of the town about 2 p.m. with a team and democrat. A "saddle horse was tied alongside the rig. It is thought the saddle horse beaind them made the team nervous and they commenced kicking and soon had ihe braces kicked off the tongue. The toneiie dropped on the ground on the removal of the braces and the horses started running. They turned short into the Main Street, upsetting the democrat and throwing; the occupan: s heavily on the frozen ground. Lhe young man escaped- with only a slight shaking up, but Mr. Swinney was se- verely hurt and rendered unconscious. He was carried into the Gowlev Hotel, and -Dr. ...Johnston of Luti-l- breck phoned for. Under treatment he has recovered ness, but the doctor cannot vet sav whether or not the accident will prove fatal. GUILTY OF A TRIPLE MURDER A MODEST- REQUEST Ottawa, Dec. letter from a'French of tne United States ana rnocicst that Chief La Ron- i rtf should eyrrt the tJnt ;ri lor.-uo ft th< City 6ZI lS7tft iitrevt: Last night's lecture in t-he Central school by Dr. Broadus, Professor of English Literature in Alberta Uni- versity, was one of the richest 'in- tellectual treats ever listened -to by. a Lethbridge audience. Few men- havej such a fluent command of the English language as has Dr. Broadus. Every- one enjoyed the pleasure of hearing his reading selections from various1 poets and authors of the early per- iods, but when the lecturer told the stories briefly in his own words he j fairly captivated those present listened with rapt attention to those old tales." Dr. Broadus expressed icreat plea- cure at-'meeting a audi- ence for the first time, and stated that he will jive a series- of four in-! formal talks on the norel. Last nignt'. he spoke of the "Beginning of Ro-j and to-night he will speak on the "Romantic Novel." Two oth- er lectures will follow at a subse- quent date yet to be announced. Egyptian Saw Snakes' Talti were the beginning of ro- mance, and were the early primitire formt of fiction, a collection of epi- sodes, a scrips of eTents strung to- Fiction dates back to MJtlqrtity hv an ancient tale of .TTO. yrhirh ir st'P pTvrsTVed and aTsotit ft man's vlsft to am IsV. he SAW Flctitm developed.! The Arabian Nftlitii supplied ttoi r.ttc-.. at tfce O.rwk torn Wi tale which were followed in the 4th century by the Pastoral novel. Min- strelsy of. the wandering minstrels was" the nucleus from which develop- ed modern fiction. Each minstrel as he .retold the ;story, -extras, and so a plot was gradually develop- ed. The Feuda-l System, which brought development of .leisure resulted in i ho, development of fiction. An audience was dCY-eloped to. which fiction could appeal. They were entertained with tales of Charlemange, the Siege of Troy, and the doings of Arthur and his Ksights of the Round Table. The .lecturer showed how the stor- ies of Arthur travelled Sack forth across the channel before and after the Norman'Conquest, and were developed "to the form we now haTo them in Mallory's Morte D'Arthur, and. ia Tennyson's Idyls of The Morte D'Arthwr was the first of preat prose written in English and was oie of the first boots printed by Caxton, who introduced printing- into England. Headless Man Rides a Green. Horse Dr. Broadus related. an interesting tale of Arthur's time, when the knights sat around the Christmai waiting for a maryel before emt- At last a knight on a sreen horse came in. ,an4 challenged anyone to deal him blow witk am e.Te on; condition that-.the next the crew knJgfet WM, to, have f startling tHir Wf took the challenge and struck such a blow that the head of the green knight rolled on the floor to be kick- ed by the other knights. Whereupon the ht-adless grech knight picked up his own head in his own hand and mounting his green 'horse rode away, after reminding Gawain of the return blow which would follow in a year. After considerable search after a twelvemonth Gawain at last found the green knight and received his re- turn blow on the back' of the neck, but the green knight was generous enough to stop the axe and just scratch Gawain on the neck. Illustrations were abo read and told from Cervantes Dox Quixote to show how the old romance of chiv- alry was turned into immortal ridi- cule, by. the story of Don Quixote and his ridiculous exploits. Grocer rt. Barber Then followed illustrations from tan story of a Grocery clerk whose mind became filled with these old romanc- es 'till he decided to become thr. "Knight of the Burning who had fierce encounters with the bloody iriant Barbarosa, a fictitious nam-s for a barber "to whose, (ten no man came bat what he left his fleece be- hind." The old romances were interesting stories, but lacked plaTssaMlity and ehmraeterimtion. They told a utory and -no effort, to. develop eh str- icter. -Tlrere no develop- ment of a pilot, tot ont ftf it late tonight with his maiden speech, got into an amusing cross-fire with A. C, Boyc5, The ex-provincial sec- retary of Ontario was dilating on the government's naval policy which was sure to be satisfactory to the coun- I try when brought down. j "What is that asked Mr. Boyce. Mr. Stratton was nonplussed j for a moment. Then he replied: "What was the resolution p.is.-vd un- 'animously last "'Oh." came back from. Mr. "-s the government's oolicy ii-. that The iuckc .t :a I Mr. Stratton came out in oppbsi- tion to any -direct contribution to Imperial defence. He did not thu.H it was a true Liberal policy. On the general topic of the budget effort Mi. Stratton dwelt exhaustively and out strongly against the export of raw materials which should, ue said, be turned into the finished article on Canadian soil. He was followed by Mr. McCall of Norfolk. There are a sreat manT speakers still to com r on the budget and thr: I talk is almost certain to so over to- morrow arvrl rxtend into the year. Sir Wilfrid was asked today by Mr. Foster if he had made up his mini as to what srat ho would hold. Quebec East or Ottawa. "If that question is tomor returned the Prem er. "I will 1 give my answrr." Hungarian Admitted Committing the Crimes Saskatoon, Dec. cf was the verdict which jury returned against John 'the self-confessed murderer of- three' people near Quill Lake on Nov. 15th last, after being out just twenty-five minutes this evening. This- verdict came after -a trial lasting about twen fy hours and after Mesci himself had gone into the box and though admitt- ing his crime declared that- he knew {nothing of "what happened" from 12 'o'clock on Sunday until 4 o'clock thr i followi-H" day, the .murder had been committed. The court house was crowded to suffocation all day. Throughout the entire proceedings was probably the most cerncd man in the court, though-dur- 1 inc' all this time he sat with his eyes riveted upon the witnesses as they rc- hchrsed the details of the wh'rh was blood curdling, to the extrrrpf. The prisoner is a rotm-cc -rirh 1 a bold determined face, a Hungarian. It was just six when vfrtlTT i was returned and Judge Wctm.orc i clared that would adjourn for llif and deliver sr-ntcnce up- on tho prisoner tomorrow. DYNAMITER WILL GO TO Chftham, On., Dec. ftn'mble.-the miter, win be f.o Miylum provlflM rovn for her. Medirn.1 flefi that stie from jmrlals, likely tr Tmt i DR. wn SOW K4montom. Dec. death o-- j i T.' t." J. "T "Vil- of most premln-rt Trinity a two ;