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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta M 12 9 1C VOL. III. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, NUMBER PENNY POST THE WORLD OVER Hon. Lemieux Thinks System will Be WorldWide Montreal, Dec. Hon. Ru- doiphe Lemieux returned to Montreal today from Europe where he has been attending the international postal con- ference at Berne. He expressed the and conviction that the civilized land, would soon adopt the penny postage system which had proved so successful in the British empire. They had been much struck by the fact that it costs five cents to send a letter from France twenty miles across the channel to England while from England they go nearlv around the world for two cents. The postmaster general thought tho outlook tor cheaper cable rates gooa but declined to discuss this untu ms> report is submitted to the govern- ment. SEATTLE LOVERS HAD THEIR TROUBLES Ran Away to Victoria to Marry But Went Back With the Police Victoria, Dec. course of true love appeai-s to be flowing with extraordinary turbulence for R. E. Craven and his bride, formerly Miss Ottawa. Dec. returns to November 30 show that tons of freight passed through the Canad- ian canals, as compared with 613 last year, or an increase of 205 tons. Of this increase the Soo canal contributed tons. The Trent canal is the only one showing a decrease amounting to tons. LORD STRATHCONA SENDS PRESENTS Halifax, Dec. hundred English pheasants came on the steam- er Tunisian. They are Christmas Canada from Halifax to Victoria and there are several for Newfound- Florence Lucille Simpson, Seattle, who arrived here both of Tuesday evening and promptly sought out Sheriff Richards as official issuer of marriage licenses and later Rev. Dr. Campbell, by whom they were mar- ried and duly congratulated. The law prescribed the bride declaring her age to be twenty. A few hours later upon telegraphed requests from Detective Carlow on the abduction charge, the bride's age being given by the parents as fifteen, taken back to Seattle Craven was tonight, his bride accompanying him voluntarily and in tears. CORPSE SAT UP AND TALKED TO UNDERTAKER Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. an undertaker started to prepare the body of Edward Murphy for burial, the supposed dead man arose in bed and yawned. "I feel better after that long sleep" he said. Murphy bad been in a "state of coma for ten hours. He had been an invalid for a long time. But the undertaker recalled for Murphy really died yesterday after joking to the frightened embalmer about his "first death." TO THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA LE1HBRIDGE WILL BE HEADQUARTp FOR THE NEW RAILROAD Will Build Next Summer-Deal Put; Through This Morning -To Open Offices In Letfebrilge After New Year A deal was put through in the city this morning which means untold ad- vantages to Lethbridge. This was the taking over of the charter of the Brit- ish Columbia and Manitoba Railway company by a number of represent- ative-.capitalists from Montreal, Otta- wa and Sudbury. Mr. Patton of Montreal, one of the party, stated to the Herald this after- noon that the company will commence almost immediately the construction of a railway from Pilot Bay, B. C-, to Hartney, Man. The road will pass through Lethbridge, the route lying on the whole about midway between the C. P. R. and the boundary line. Piegan Indians Are Taking Their Case To Highest Court Macleod, Dec. matter ot the'recent sale of Peigan reserve lands is to be carried to the Supreme Court of Canada, and.Mr. Colin Mc- Leod, solicitor for the Indians inter- ested in "the lands, left -here last night for Ottawa to take charge of the case. It will be remembered that Mr. C. C. McCaul, K.C., appealed to. the judge of Supreme Court of Alberta recently sitting here, for an interim injunction to stop this sale, but the application was refused. Mr. McCaul based his application on the grounds that the consent of the majority of the interested Indians had not been obtained. SAYS COOK'S ACCUSER IS HIMSELF A FAKIR Ottawa, Dec. Capt. Loose who made the accusation against Dr. Cook and alleged that he was- hired to fake records latter's -Arctic trip was a pure fakir, is the sub- stance of letter received today 'Sion; as it moved slowly. Capt. J. E. Bernier froms the secre- tary of the Arctic Club in "New York. The writer states that Loose has con- fessed that the interview he save accusing Cook was false and an affi- davit from him to that effect is pro- mised. the In addition to this line surveys will represent millions oftcapital and are determined to push jb'e: work through right away. Now inat the chirter has been turned over. the gentlemen- are returning home for the Christmas' holidays. A representative. will re-" turn to Lethbridge soon after the holidays and offices of the company will be located here. Lethbridge has been chosen as the head office of the new company. The gentlemen repre- senting the company .here today are Charles Patton of Montreal; Henry Roy of Ottawa; Aid; W- E. Brown of Ottawa and Charles Y. and D. L. McKinnon of Sudbury v' be made next summer -and have al- ready commenced on tbe.-florthern line of a line from the southern.Nboundary .of the province passing thrdugh Leth- bridge thence north to .Edmonton and from- there to Dawson City; D. li; of Sudbury -Is' the president company; Fa- gan of vice-president, and C. Brown of the secre- tary treasurer. The "representatives have assured us that offices will be opened here -as they construction of the road will be well under way during the coming year. Yesterday afternoon witnessed the I don Irom the twenty-first chapter of largest and most impressive funeral ceremonies" that have been seen in Lethbridge when almost the whole city turned out to do honor to the late esteemed Mayor Henderson, and to acknowledge the debt of gratitude due him who was laid away. The funeral procession that left the residence about hall past two was over a mile in length and comprised representatives of every institution in city as well as a large number of sister cities and hundrtxl people to the thousands lined the streets sight to see thtnjL ahead He had had a vision it seemed a short tiffe larger WESTERN CANADA INLAND WATERWAYS Canals To Be Built Connecting Great Lakes and Saskatchewan River Ottawa, Dec. is hereby j perior or from Pigeon River to the srlven application will be mado to j of the Woods- of Canada at the present! BMTlxee to Rveror visitors from towns. Almost marched in -the church and along its route. Business through- out the city was suspended during -the hours of the-funeral. union band residence, to'the beat of muffled drums Then followed in order -the Caledon- ian Society, the. Eagles Society, -the Independent Order of Oddfellows, the Canadian Order of Foresters, the An- cient Order of Foresters, -the Sons of Revelations; describing the vision of New Jerusalem. The funeral service was delivered by Rev. A. M. Gordon. He stated that this was the first time a .mayor of this city had been called away dur- ing his term of office.. That fact was one which would make him re- membered but not so much as the fact of what his work and life had meant to the city, .He was an 'old 'timer' here new-comer could understand the borf! of the old timers for one who -had his all before future of thegplace and country .secured and usted in his-fore, England, the Knights of Pythias, -the Uniform Rank of the Knights of Py- thias, the Fire Brigade, the police force, the city office stag and repre- and more his vision was -being realized and would-" be realized. We could best honor 'him who would wish it so that this city that he .labored for should be a city wherein dwelt purity and godliness, a city where God might dwell. His heart was ever open to the poor and needy. No one in want had ever appealed to him in. vain. He devoted his time and his energies to" following the instincts of a large heart and his loss was most keenly felt by those who -knew T.L- mOSU iwrciuv WH.W-V- sentatives of outside municipality affectionate fa- J.T. fit.Tr wa- iv the employees of the city wa- terworks department, the ...Citi- zens' Band, and the Masons. Following these came.the hearse bear- ing the remains, drawn by a -double team of jet black horses and behind this the mourners' coaches and pri- vate "carriages between forty and fiftv in number. The floral tributes borne .to the j grave were many and magnificent, rokens of respect and esteem of the thcr, husband and friend. Leaving the church the procession i ironi Lue OI U1U vvuuus LU a yuiut session there for an act corpor.itUJg oa the Winnipeg river and thence by numerous friends and societies in a company under the name of "Inter-j the said river to Lake Winnipeg. I cit and from outside places. national Waterways Canal and Con- strueHon Company" with power to con- struct canal between the following points. (C; Thence to cross Lake Arriving at the Presbyterian I peg so Church the procession halted, the Stchewan6 river audits' braaches to- j sons lodge following the remains in gether .with, all subsidiary and church which was filled to th.fi j From Thunder Bay on Lak" Su- i sary powers. DEATHS WERE DUE TO Parrv Sound, Dec. 17.-The coron- (joors. The service there was open- j the wonderful old .g my shcphcr.d." diet last night that explosion was' ecation _ c'ne to nedieence on the part of some: persons connected with the i Psalm. 1 .ic of gas at the factory, j Rov. ..I. S. Chivers read from the nino- er'V'iiiVv investigation into the cause I where the explosion occurred. The I psalm and tho Rev. A. H. Gor- of deaths of Fireman Keir, who jury expressed the opinion _ _, was killed outright, and Supt. Jones. {no person not expert in the mann- wbo died as tho result ot" an explosion1 facturo of such dangerous eras should of an acetylene machine at ma i lie allowed to give orders as to rtnv department here brought in s-ich gas should be, manufactured. LAUR1ER WILL SIT FOR QUEBEC EAST Ottawa, Dec. Wilfrid Lauricr today elected to sit for Quebec East. In the general election of 130S the premier Was a candidate in both his old con- stituency and that of Ottawa. The protest against him was disposed in June last. Today he announced his intention of sitting for Quebec East. The TAad issued' the customary war- rant to the clerk of the crown in chancery to issue a new writ for Ottawa. When asked when the bye-election would be held Sir Wilfrid answered that the elate had not been" fixed. continued -to 'the--cemetery where the members lodge -conduc- ted the "last irites. It" was a most impressive ceremony" when, Ms tody Was committed to the earth and his soul to the- .keeping of' the Eternal God. At >the conclusion "'each member j filed past the grave and dropped upon; report of Judge Finkle.. who- conducted the -in- vestigation into charges of graft against.county officials was laid .before the. county council today. He refused to accept the statement of -Mr. Bu- chaoan.of ingersoll that was paid lor an automobile. "It is likely the" case will be referred to the On- tario government for-liivestigation. ..R. L. BORDER VISITS WHITNEY Toronto, Dec. L. Bqrden, the leader of the Federal Conservative- opposition, was at the provincial par- liament buildingstodr.y and was in lengthy conference wiiL Sir James' Whitney. BERNIERHASNO USE FOR LOOSE And Thinks Peary Has No Reason Te Contradict Dr. (M Ottawa, Dec. on the Cook-Loose controversy, Capt. Ber- nier is. quoted as saying: "I don't want to be associated with Capt. Loose in any( way. I don't be- lieve a word he says. If Dr. Cook ia only a matter for mathematics. are working with me now .to correct the casket a sprig of evergreen as a my records. There is no swindling: in barometer Yaries with d symbol of the never dying memory and reflection 6l the sun and their hearts of him who had passed it has to be regarded accordingly with i the result that all records taken have bevond. to be altered in some measure. People 1 The following brother members think that Dr.: Cook was a fakir the Masons Lodge acted-as he got to.correct ers: Brothers Oliver, Bowman, and Hatch, Worshipful. Brothers Adamsjthing m0re about Capt. Loose what- and R. W. brothers McNab, Fleet- said .Capt Bernier, "for I don't wood Higinbotham and Scott. G-eo. my name associated with that 'I _J. nnivn 4-1-t ft Vi'f 'f'Vi 4- H. Johnston acted as chaplain at the grave. Among the visitors from cities at the funeral were Mayor Ja-; it 'is "towards 'this end mieson of Calgary, Ex-Mayor Cou-j-thatCapL Bernier would be glad to sins of Medicine Hat, .Mayor Pavers1 help him 4 '''A r 41J m A Capt. Bernier while judicially unde- of Raymond, Alderman Tweed of ,n whether Pearv or Cook 1 man at all." He says that without j money he does not see how Dr. Cook I can establish the truth :of his state- d Medicine Hat and a host of others. been to the Pole, is emphatic in OMet OiUesPie as o, ceremonies during the funeral and did not reach the Pole. CHAMBERLAIN AND LIOYD- GEORGE Meet Each Other In the Public Presa On Religious Issue London, Dec. lain and Lloyd-George are face to face in print today. While Chamberlain writes from .an invalid couch amid the calm of his "Birmingham home or rather dictates with slow utterances to his wife, -who is always at his side, Mr. Lloyd-George speaks to crowded alm'ost hysterical enthusiastic Queen's hail demonstration of Free Church- men. The piquancy of the situation is in- creased by the fact that Chamberlain is himself a lifelong Unitarian and has been a foremost fighter oh the side of the Free'Churches. The Unionist answer to Lloyd- George's high political talk is quietly put by the. Times which says: "Lloyd-George having been for a long time in Parliament and having become a member of the Government of the empire tas had every oppor- tunity to enlarge his ideas and extend his outlook but his heart is still in the parochial disputes of his early" days. A stranger to our political meth- ods might suppose that non-conform- ists are serfs who have no rights in the eyes; of the law and are struggling for recognition of citizens. All know that" in" the ordinary af- fairs of life -nobody knows or cares whether a man Is a nonconformist or church man so long aa he ,is an honest and well mannered citizen. When we get to the kernel of Mr. Lloyd-George's rhetoric we find he had' nothing on mind except the ques- tion of who is to manage parish schools In a very limited sphere of manage- ment that is left to local authorities, by the education department. On both sides sober minded-people and, to approach a settlement of'the difficulty in a spirit of Christian char- ity instead of in 'one of sectarian bit- terness." BY COAL STRIKE. Drastic Meaiures Being Taken: -Against Both 'Sydney, N. S. W., Dec. ness has been so demoralized by the coal strike that the legislature today took the ;drastic step of passing a bill, rendering both strike leaders and em- ployers or aid a "strike or lockout liable to a year's imprison- ment. rected the procession. T- S. Fetter-j ly had charge of the funeral arrange-! ments. The floral tributes were many, ela- borate and most beautiful. Among them Family, Pillow; Mr. and Mrs. Cou- sins' (Medicine Spray; Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Downer and family, an- chor; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fleetwood, Wreath; Mr. and Mrs. George B. Player, Wreath; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. i Fairfield, Wreath; C. Mecgan and T. j Simons, Cross; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. J. Henderson ENORMOUS INCREASE IN CANADA'S TRADE Imports Forty Per Cent, Exports Ten Per n Excess Of Trade Of Last Year Ottawa, Dec. trade figures j trade was and family, Pillow; Fire Department, Of the Dominion for the month of ports for November Wreath; North Star Lodge, Masonic xovcmbcr show another large jump and- For the eight) Emblem; City, Coat of Anns; Lcth-. -m imports and exports as com-i The bridge Hotel Employees, Wroaih and with November of last year, i tic-products for tptadiqd "i'S Cross; Western Canada Agency, lhe imports increasing by no less or Wreath; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cunning- 1jian or nearly forty per- the value of the irmotfstJsJ zs, ham, Wreath; Coaldale Hotel Km- cerit over last year and the exports! The exports of ployr-cs, Star; R. A. C., Wreath; City increasing bv or about ten for the eight 'months Police, Wreath; Dr. anrf Mrs. Mew- per jpor the first eight months; The burn. Wreath; Mr. arm Mrs. IT. 0. '0{ the current fiscal year the total, for eight Bredin Cross; Mr. .and trade has been an in-j 476, an Miss Hings; Wreath; Mr. and Mrs. F.' cr.casc Of over the the last Colpman. Cross; I.O.O.F., Wreath; ponding months of 1908. Of; toms rev (Continued on back page) increase was in gest i porti; and in the export; last i of domestic products. The total; The trade for November was j tailed and for the eight months the total 1 oi HERALD PRIZE CONTEST R. H. Owen, vice-president of the zone made up from three to five con-j Kerr Co. returned to the states and the winners of! r T, -pvnrtci' the zone prizes- could enter for the this morning from the Omaha bxposi ims, _ .sweepstakes. As Canada was not: tion which he has been attending lor classed as a or a zone it couid; Lethbridge: FIRST GRAND Player Piano. SECOND GRAND Winter Trip. THIRD GRAND 25-Foot Lots in Parkdale. DISTKICT NO. 1-Including all the City erf the past week -or so. While there Mr. Rofc entcr the competition. However! Diamond Ring One Writing Desk. One Suit Cast. One Silk Umbrella Owen spent most of the first week the thousands of people who passed, W-.tch at the exposition with Mr. McNicol. individual judgment on the Lethbridge! One S50 Gold He stated'that avery marked exhibit declared it easily as the first! Morris Chair was taken in the Lethbridge winner. g ROSE -97'340 a much greater interest than in the Lothbridgc was certainly well ad- government exhibit. The arrange- vertised and the people carried away j MISS OLIVE DAVi mcnt of the exhibit of bins of oats -lVith them 'all kinds of descriptive! BESSIE caONKHlTE and wheat was very attractive. It; literature pertaining to the city LAUMAN ...........-----72'9SO gave the people an opportunity not district. "About the hardest work FDNA ALLEN only to look at the grain but to take I ever Mr. Owen said, it in their hands and examine it care-'