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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1908. NUMBER 7. WAR RUMOUR AFLOAT IN EUROPE Venezuela Is Reported Hostile To Holland CHILDREN TO PARADE. pec. school workers or Toronto have decided upon a unique plau in order to influence the'Vote in favor of license reduction on Wednesday, Dec. SO. It ir.projaofi- ed to have a monster demonstration of Sunday school Bchohm, who wiU be conveyed through the Scholars will wear budget on which will be printed "Vote for "The boy or the "Vote for license reduction.." FOUR ROBBERS HOLD UP A TRAIN The Hague, Dec. f office'hero places no in tbe report that Venezuela has declaml ,war against the Netherlands. It is believed that the only basis for the report is recent declaration by Vice- President Gomez of his country was in Venezuela that "a state of dt? PROMINENT MAN DEAD. St. John, N.B., Dec. S. Sims, president of the Sims Brush and Broom Co., ancf of the largest manufacturers -iiv CaaaU'i, died this morning. He was president for New Bruaswick of the Baptist Laymen's missionary movement. Express Car Detached BEWARE OF HICCOUGHS. London, Due. Mrs. Wil- liam Mckenaie, of and Don- 'Po-'tland, Ore., Bee. Ore- gon Railway and Navigation Co. train known as the Chicago and Port FREE London, Dec. bill intro- diiced by Mr. uhancYl- lor of the Exchequer, 'prohibiting the UBC of hop iij the manu- facture of beer, was withdrawn in the House of Commons afternoon. This step was the result of the oppo- sition of the ulir a trade Lib- erals to what they considered the pro- tective character of thV measure, INDOOR SKATING pHAM PI ON, St. John, N.B., Dec." Lo- gan, indoor skating champion of Can- ada, announced today Jthat he would fckate this year under; tho colors of one of the Montreal clubs. He will attend meetings at Montreal, Saranac Lake, Cleveland, Verona Lake and Tittsburg. j KAKFR SlfJIK UUllUUIl TEMPERANCE PLEDGE Emperor Of Germany Will Not Touch Any Liquor ITALIAN SENTENCED. North Bay, Dec: 17.4- Jo He land special was held up and the Kalian, to five year? ald 'Sutherland, of C'sti-r, have because of Holland's seizure of the coast guaird ship, Alexis. Even if the war rumor should .turn out to be true the government that the squadron now in South American waters is sufficient to meet all eventualities. Berlin, Dec. ;the German foreign offices and President Castro discredit the report that Venezuela has declared war against the'Nether- lands. The foreign office takes the ground that even if, hostilities had been they cannot become ef- fective because Venezuela is in. no po- sition to carry a campaign beyond its own borders and Holland will not ex- ceed the limits of its retaliatory course as already fixed and known to iited States. The feeling is" also growing here that President Castro left South Am- erica because not of ill health but to escape the political turmoil and "chat he has no intention of ever returning. The German government has informa- tion stating that it is uncertain whe- ther Vice President Gomez will "be- come president of., the Republic or whether a provincial government will be organized. Gomez is believed to still true to Castro. President Castro still persists'in giving out denials that .any trouble occurred in Caracas, December 14. bec-n unconscious for three days from All attempts of the doc- tors to check the attack, has so far been unsuccessful. Recovery is, how- ever, hoped for. Allwte To Actkm Of Bul- garia and Austria-Hungary press car dynamited by four masked j robbers last night nine; miles east of Portland.; Express Messenger Huff said the robbers got little of value. The robbers did not molest the pas- sengers but uncoupled the express car "and ordered the engineer to take it down the tracks, -towards Portland. About a mile beyond the point where the train was held up the doors of the express car were shattered by ni- trp-glycerine. They did not carry a through safe. A small local safe and a strong box were the only receptac- les for valuables. The robbers com- pelled the express man, Huff, to open the same-- safe. .It contained three or four small' packages, believed to have been of small value. The strong box was not touched. The robbers es- caped. in Kingston penitentiary for theft. Varnon was implicated-'in an hold-up :it Cobalt, when several Italians com- ing from the mines relieved of their .savings by a-gang of four men with knives. ..I NO COMPENSATION ACT THIS YEAR London. Kcc. Kaiser has gone one step further ia his policy of personal reform becoming a teeto- taller. He has pledged himself to abstain from all alcoholic drinks for the rest of hie life. This ascetic re- solve would according to strict eti- quette banish drink from all dinners at which the Emperor is present, but his majesty, not desiring to compel his courtiers to follow his own exam- ple, has had prepared a temper- ance drink like champagne, which he drinks while the others enjoy cham- pagne. AFTER WISCONSIN CENTRAL, Toronto, Dec. 18.- -A New York U'vipatch says it became known vos-j tiM-ilay that the C.P.R. Lad made an r to the Wisconsin Central for con- trol of its property. Representatives j of Wisconsin Central said the offer was basi'd on a guarantee of Wiscon- sin Central preferred stock of 4 per cunt., but that it was declined, and that at pix-sent all negotiations were off, A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. Windsor, Ont., Dec. Le- a blacksmith, was frightfully j burned while working at his forge to- day. He fell" in a faint, and a red hot iron fell upon him, burning his leg from hip to foot. The doctors succeeded in grafting one hundred pieces ot skin on the limb, aud there is a chance of recovery. SALE OF SEALSKINS. Victoria, B.C., Doc. real- for the seal-kins of. the Victoria idtoo'irr catch sold at the annual held at London today, averaged 11 Saskatchewan Gftvernment Not To Introdice Measure IS THE If so, She is a Wilful and.Terrible Murderess. Cambridge, Mass., Dec; ists who spent several hours last night in examining Mrs. Itary Kelli- her, -the Somerville woman charged with arson, and in whose family six deaths have taken, place within the past ten years, and on'account of which she had collected several thou- sand dollars of life insurance, were reticent today as to theii opinion re- garding the woman's sanity. -They; could find no reason, however, why the authorities should not continue their investigation into the deaths that 'have occurred the. Kelliher familv. Constantinople, Dec. the arrival at the Parliamentary Cham- ber the deputies arose- in his honor and Chancellor Bjevad Bey read the speech from' the throne during which the entire, assemblage stood. The address said: ''When I first pro- claimed a -constitution thirty-two years ago there were many difficulties in- the way of execution and I was advised- to suspend it am now happy to 'kno'wtthat the peo- ple are more able to undeirstand the benefits of a constitution. My will is and -unalterable and hence- forth the constitution'' will regulate the affairs of the nation. I regret, to announce that' Austro-Hurigary has made "the- illegal -move proclaiming tha annexation "of Hers- govnia, which temporarily are occu- pied by her contrary7 to international good faith and treaty stipulations." The. Sultan's address was greeted with an outburst of applause. RUSTLERS CAPTU RED. R.N.W.M.P. Chase Couple of. Hotse Thieves Into Montana and Ef- fect Their. Arrest. 'Maple Creek, Dee. Signal Monday morning Sergt. Bottlcy aud Corp. Wilcox, of the R N.W.M.P.; left for Miles City, Mont., to bring back Nye and Miller, want- ed on this side for stealing two hor-i-s from Messrs. Balcoski and "Wbodlins- of _Gull Lake. These men were opr-rsting ;around and when things'.IK gan" to get. too warm for them there started across country to Gull Lake; The police followed them to that pliice, but arrived .there'a day later.'ith'jan >Tye and Miller. Horse thieves took advantage of lead of twenty-four hours to steal two HAINS MURDER CASE. AFTER AN EDITOR One Of Hearst's Men Under Arrest iibout the same prices. us year s GEE LEE WAS FOUND GUILTY stable of Balcos.-i Then they Remand Yenney To District Court horses from the and FOUtll. Sergt. Bottley folioAved. them into Mtratana, and while he got traces of them several times, they managed to elude him." They were captured City, and as "they, are willing to returrv without ex- tradition proceedings being taken they, be here by the end of the week. Sask., Dec. was doing in the House today beyond for- mal motions. It ;was decided that when adjournment takes place tomor- row the House meet again until after the :New.-Year, reassembl- ing on the first Tuesday in January. Premier Scott stated that it would probably be postponed to meet down town at that date'. The Premier made the statement in reply to a question that the" 'Government owns no land ,in the townsf'e of Lloydmln- ister except some street and road al- lowance, and none of- these had ever sold to anyone- The Attorney General stated also that it was not his intention to iiitro duce a Workmen's Compensation'Act, the opinion being present act on the statute books was sufficient to fill the bill. ANOTMIJNP IN THE CITY MARINE ENQUIRY. Sensational Bit of Evidence Brought Out at ,_ Ottawa, Dec. of con- tradictory evidence was at the marine inquiry today. A sensa- tional story that, had bees given to JV B. A; Brodeaur of the Marine Department, in Ottawa, in connection with the-payment of servic es for the steamer King Luwanl of the Holiday Bros, steamship line was the feature of this morning's- session Tho story was told by James5 ITolli- day> second hand. Though he was the man alleged to have signed 'the cheques, he swore he had no recollec- tion of doing it and simply repeated what Van Fclson. a Quebec bank asrcr had told him. that he did. .The, case pf A.. aud I. ..Co; vs. William Yenney, who for many years acted as apjent for the company at Raymond, 'and who now stands charg- ed with misappropriation of moneys received on behalf of the company, attention West this forenoon. After a lengthy session Yenney was remanded to come up for trial at the uext sitting of the District Court, the accused being allowed bail under two securities of which bond was promptly met by C. J. Eckstorm and Dr. J. S. Stewart. Hotel and Restaurant Em- ployees Organized To Get Pardon For a Bad Man A LOCAL BUDGET. A. L. Harndon a well known Eou-j ieau man is a visitor today. J. Mercer, Pincher Greek, is in the city todat. Robt. Ibcy was in yester has today returned to his home in Taster. R. M. Wynne of Optic, has purchas- ed the livery barn and business of D. F.Pbund known as the Palace Livery and has already taken possession. Joseph. Slade who has been travel- ling in the south for some time mak- ing an extended business tour, return- ed on the-Soo train last evening. Trainmaster 'Hobkirk of Medicine Hat came up ori No. 7 ancl is spend- ing his; time on matters of business connected with C. P. R. Between now and New Years Ed Through the courtesy of the genial manager of the Balmoral Hotel, C. Revolver Test is a May Last Some Days. Flushing, N. Y., Dec. for Thornton J. Hains '.today are pre- paring for an unique demonstration with the automatic revolver with which Wm. E. Annis was slain, to show that the writer was not a prin- cipal with his brother, Captain Peter C. Hains, Jr., in the shouting of the publisher at the'Bayside Yacht-Club last August In the presence of wit- nesses the replica of Captain Hains' revolver will be fired in an attempt to prove that the seven shells in the weapon could be discharged within 158 seconds. Acting captain of po- lice Avery denied the defendant's coun sel the- permission to discharge the revolver within the town limits as ifc would be in violation of an ordinance Alderman Hogan told Hains' lawyers that the revolver exhibition might be held along Flushing Creek. Some- time today, under direction of Major John Hains, brother of the writer, the automatic gun demonstration will It is "hoped by-the coun- sel that the evidence showing the ra- pidity .with which the weapon is dis- charged will refute the state's conten- tion that while the shooting of Annis was in progress Thornton Hains drew the revolver anil prevented Annis' friends from coming to his aid. Frederick- Storms, the real estate dealer who testified yesterday after- noon that while Thornton Hains was talking with him on the dock the writer suddenly broke off his conver- sation about real estate and inquired the whereabouts of Annis, was one of the principal witnesses under'c'ross examination this morning. It is generally by coun- Chinamen Were Fined and Given Three Months with t'irl cuilty Lee; the Chinaman charged living on the proceeds of the irn Milestone, was today found by Magistrate McDougall, and sentenced to pay into court a fine of and to undergo a term of im- prisonment, with Inrd labor, for three N.VV.M.P. Barracks. In t''i'' cas'j of the fine not being paid (jti-p. Lee will remain a guest at the liarracks for. another three months. Dora Milestine expresses great sor- ruw over her conduct and has made resolve to lead a'bolter life., making good start by saying, "1 will never touch hop "or dope of any sort again.'' She hopes the funds will be forthcom- ing to pay her car fare to Winnipeg, wtiere'lu-r parents are now living. Wall Wing Chung came up before Magistrate McDougall this morning, and was foitnd guilty of keeping a 'disorderly house. He was fined ami costs, or in dofault 30 days' im- prisonment. New York, Deo. a charge 'jf criimual libel made by John D. Ikckefi-ller, jr., S. S. Carvalho, presi- dent oi the Star Company, publish- MS ui Wni. R. Hcaivl's York American, was arrtated today uud ar- raigned in the Police Court before a magistrate. Hc> later parolled in the custody of his lawyers until De- cember 26 for examination. Mr. Rockefeller, accompanied by his counsel, appeared in the district attorney's oiu'ec early in the day and uiade the complaint that the article published in the New York American .jf December' the 17th, under a Chi> cago date of Dec. 16th, with the head- lino, "J. D. Rockefeller Jr., origin- ated peonage in is leaded to injure his good name, repu- tation and credit. When seen at his home here to- night Mr. Rockefeller not only have no connection -whatever sviih the company in question, but .mtil I read the article this morn- iag I was not aware that such a company existed. Hie. article states that-I went to Chicago a few months tigo and talked of the system of peon- A RAPID CITY CASE. Rapid City, Man., Dec. Ansell, who appeared bfcfore Magis- trate Daly yesterday with thfit, but was acquitted on the of insufficient evidence) -was tonight arrested charged with being drunk dieted. nnd disorderly while inter- B. C. SALMON PACK. Vancouver, B.C., Dec. sal- mon pack of British Columbia for the season of 1903 amounted to 630 cash, according to returns jus completed. This is citsli a of the total pack of the yea ID04, the period corresponding in th four years' circle with the season justj ondcd. Hanchcster, X. H., Dec. British consul of Boston has iLiaJe s.i demand that Horace E. Berwick, alias Dan Williams be granted a doa by the governor and council at Concord. Tomorrow he will bo taken into custody for robbing a lunik at Danville Que. of Berwick vras found guilty of the robbery and sen- tenced to ten years by the Canadian authorities. He escaped from the Ca- nadian prison and killed two men in Dover, this state on July 4, 1900, for which he was gix-en a sentence of of fifty years. This attempt to se- cure a pardon for notorious pri- soner will be thr- second. Kennedy, is giving all the boys who get their hair cut in the Lcthbridge Hotel barber shop their choice of a sei that the trial will probably be concluded the end of the year. The .most dramatic story yet told of the slaving of-Wm. K. Annis was that of Herbert F. Funke. a Bayside Yacht Club member, who told hon Capt. Hains, lifting the swinging boom of Anni.s' boat and calling ou fired several shots at publisher as he sat at the tiller "There was a space after the first shot, .and before the other shots were fired Thornton Hains drew his re- volver and pointed it at me." The prosecution was jubilant over Funke's evidence, claiming it was another pic-co of the State's .contention that bridge Trades and Labor Council, but j the defendant was a principal, and was aiding his brother in carrying Meeghan, the Hotel ancl- Restaurant employees assembled for the purpose of forming a. local union in the city last evening. The local organizer of the American Federation of Labor was present and covered tho details of the union in a comprehensive manner. After a nuna- 1-er of questions had been satisfactor- ily" it was unanimously de- cided to organize a branch of the.H. R. E. U. Tho following interim of- ficers were Bert White; Vice-President Miss Harper; Secretary-Treasurer, Hiss Haggar. It decided to affiliate with the Leth.- To Stop Race Track Gambling Los Angeles.-Calif-, Dec.' business and profesisional men of this city met at the invitation of Arthur Letts, proprietor of the Broadway store yesterrliyy'arid organized amove ment designed- to -eradicate race track gambling in California. An organiz- ation to be known as the business- metis' anti-race track league of Sou- thern California was perfected. A brief explanation was added declaring the purpose of the organization to be the securing .01" the enactment and enforcement of a law prohibiting race track gambling in the state of Cali- fornia. ;ige complained of. Now, as a matter in fact, I have not been in Chicago since'a year ago last January. Bradford Merrill, of the Star Com- pany, explained tonight that the arti- cle to which Mr. Rockefeller "had taken offence had come from Chicago in. the regular routine, that it had not originated in New York, and that an investigation would be started at once. The story of au alleged peonage system' stockade at Argo, a new town thirty miles from. Chicago, is under investigation by the Chicago district attorney. Those "who brought the charges declare'that a high stockade surrounds a manufacturing plant ihat is being built, that workmen are virtually kept prisoners there, that Lhey: are kept in debt to their em- ployers, and that some of them escap- ed to tell their story by digging a tunnel under the stockade. The managers of the company deny the charges, declaring them to "be the resxilt of spite work of union men btcause the open shop is in force in Argo. They assert they have taken only such precautions as will protect them agaiust labor troubles and against'strangers entering "their pre- mises without authority UP.IN AIR NEARLY TWO HOURS. Lemans, France, Dec. Wright established a new world's re- cord for heavier-than-air machines today. While trying for the Michelin cup ho remained in the air I hour 53 minutes and 55 seconds. The best pievious record is 1 hour 9 minutes antl 45 seconds, which Mr. Wright made October 10 last. tho election __ of delegates was left over until the charter arrives. The char- ter membership was fixed at a very nominal figure, and those who have nice post card or a of gum. !lot already their names on the list, Come on bovs. which numbered about thirty, will be Canadians W. H. Waller and his sister. Mrs. Swayne and Geo. Van Horn, left this in Kingston, spend Christ- announced of week for their home Ont., whore they will mas. The engagement is waited upon by the officers. The char ter will remain opon for sixty days, out a plan to kill Annk. DIVIDEND DECLARED. Toronto. Dec. Clark- son has a dividend of 40 cent, on policies of the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance Company in Canada. Standpipe To Be Enlarged A meeting of the Fire. Water and Light committee was held last even ing. Mr. Bert Bcrnie Jellette to Miss Ma- rnie Orton neice of >Mr. and IFrs. J. H. Banghy, all of whom live eight miles north of the city. The wedding will take place at 3 o'clock on New Years' Day. Prior to leaving Medicine Hat Supt Lawrence, of the C.P.R. was present- i ed with an address and a solid Ica- whon the initiation fee will be increas ed. Wedwsilny oven ing, Gth January was fixed for the next mooting. RANCHERS DROWNED, and until other arrangements are j Vancouver, B.C., Dec. made, the Model "Restaurant in the Kowans- and" Archibald DufTerin Block wi'U be the meeting: wf-re drowned yesterday in place. jChristinrt Lab-, war Griihn Fo-ks, ------------------------I B.C. DIED WHILE AT WORK. Ottawa, Doc. A. Booth, peil 35, foreman of the People's Gas SUICIDE AT THOROLD. jroid, Ont.. Dec. It was decided to recommend the council to expend increasing the height of the new standpipe and putting in a waste pipe. The addi- tion to the pipe is made- necessary on account of the depression of the loca- tion. It is almost certain that the power will be removerl to the rivei- bottom next year. The City Engin- er wns instructed to secure some in- formation about the definite location John Gtmn Son ..will he asked to Co., died while at work in j .Dnujrherly, of Thorold township, sui- !ht' Victor5a ther suit case, the interior of whick "lrwiWc was tlic today, t cul-.-rl at n boarding last Tues- day. Tho body was found to-day. 1 leflvo-rf n widow in Buffalo. EDMONTON TEAM EN ROUTE. Winnipeg, Dec. Edmonton hockey team, challengers for the Stan- Icy Cup, arrived in the city this morning on their wav to Montreal. They were joined here by Lester Pat- rick and Tom Phillips, who will play with Edmonton for the cup. The team is in fine form. Charley Quinn, goal tender for the Winnipogs, will London, Dec. Canadian contained, an engi'avcd silver i.iounted; t set of-bnish.js nnd toilet roqnisitos for i A REMARK ON THE SIDE. j----------------------- a gentleman. A visitor was hoard to remark this- GOING TO CALGARY. At the Methodist Parsonage last! morning that if the advanced state of Ottawa. Doc. Burn, the nijrht Richard D. Lavne of Moose Jaw! the census did not. speak of proves- tor.p-flistnnce runner, has left for Csl- thc display wnoro no win compete in the many storo win young couple will rosiue in this city. down of the cit.y He romomlwr- ,U I IK Mt i 1.1 IU I I l' and Miss Margaret Christison of Re- j sion in t igina were unitefl in matrimony. The j Christmas fnro in DISCHARGED. Halifax, N.S., Dec. Henry aud J. Creighton, Liberal sup- porters, who were charged at a pre- liminary examination with conspiracy ami bribery, in violation of the elec- tion law. were yesterday discharged by the magistrate, who held that there was no CA'Idence of criminal intent ia recommending a mart for a position in the dockyard. submit a price on river work for new intake. It is the intention to purchase a now hook and ladder truck. NEXT BASEBALL. Mt-rlicine Hat, Dec. Jjiiiifr.s Fleming and Bill} Hamilton wovo in Calgary at the beginning of th..- attending an informal _con- of baseball magnates. No de- along the lines of organi- will be taken the ne'.v yi-ar, but everything look- bright for ihv iVivmation of a six-club league Ir Alberta. Three Hang On SERVED HIM RIGHT. I Di'soronto, Dec. D. Bow- ninn was sentenced to Kingston peni- toniiary for four years and to receive ;24 lashes for having assaulted sev- j oral small girls, 3 to 12 years of age. Dav Marathon. Rhodes scholars gained the following c p R offices distinctions at Oxford during the j G. Archibald, Montreal, fel- lowship at All Saints' C. B. Martin, Beit prize for colonial history and Brassy studentship in col- onial history P. J Rose, Win- nipeg, the Hatmore-Edwards scholar- Mr. ijotng on the Staff at the; ed the time, not far back, when a few be one of ine team, it is expected, i ship and for EngiisJi lit- They leave for Montreal this evening.' orature. xvith more showing of abso- No. 7 ycslcrtjay had on bo.ird an lute nccossitios was nil that donotcd unusually larpc number of'land seek-' the presence of tho now fast -growing j ors, many of whom stayed oft at TvCth' ,md popular centre. V.Tion he came to! Iiridge, and have takon advantage ot' i Lcthbridge ho did not mean to enjoy a spectacular treat as at the present time, but to purchase a few commodi various points of interest in the vie-1 ties for use in the home, and then to GOING TO COBALT. Toronto. Doc. party ofeich- capitalists and broker.? from Now "t-rk ti.r Cobalt wt-nt thr-'uch Toroii- nLrbt in private cars. 0r to look around city I rigg took these to tho j inity, and it s ncss will result. believed .some husi-j hurry bnck having performed a nocos- sary duty. KILLED IN SEWER. r Ont., Dec. George A- employed on sewer construction foil in kiil.yl. o