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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta I I ft -IV- lit 1JI The Lethbndge Daily Herald VOL. III. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1909. NO. I. BATTLE GOES MERRILY ON British Politicians Are Issuing Broadsides Of Oratory Special Christmas Train Brings Two Million Letters and Parcels To the West CORINTHIAN IS London, Dec. has finally been decided that the writ for the new -elections will be issued on Janu- ary 8th, allowing for the first elec- tion on January 13th. There will again be 'heavy broadsides of oratorv this week. Balfour, who has recover- ed from his cold speaks at Edinburgh today, Asquith at Birkenham tomor- row, and half a dozen ministers will be on the platform every night, led 'by Lloyd-G-eorge. The most novel feature of the elec- tion is the campaign of the peers. They have addressed seventy-three meetings and have seventy more al- ready arranged lor. It is HQW pos- sible to indicate how parties stand in the matter of candidatures. Uninterestd constituencies will be fewer in number -than for a long time past. At the outside they -probably will be seventeen, of which fifteen are represented' by Unionists." Triangu- lar contests also will be few. The Chronicle estimates that they will not exceed twenty. In thirty 'con- stituencies Laborites and Unionists have a straight fight. Speaking at Bridgefort Saturday Lord Miner said lie had never 'been a scare monger, but the great position won by England was being menaced more and more every day. The future hard and fast on G-eorge's isiand in demanded energies not only of thej the centre of pjaHfax Harbor, one of United Kingdom, but of- the Empire, j jts ,biKgest fortifications. Montreal, Dec. special Christ mas mail train of eight cars left Montreal today by the C.P.R. for Winnipeg and the, Canadian West, loaded down with over two million letters and packages containing holi- day gifts. This constituted -by far -the biggest mail ever sent out in Ca- nada for home points. Most of tie mail was from the Britis-h Isles and .it included several tons of Christmas puddings sent to settlers in T'he West. The train will reach Winnipeg on Wednesday, Calgary on Thursday and Vancouver and Victoria on Friday'in time for the Christmas delivery. In addition to this seven special cars of mail were sent west from ar- riving vessels last week on the regu- lar trains. The growth of the West is shown by the fact that ten years the TRAIN HANDS MAKE A BIG ago half a car 'sufficed to hold Christmas mail, while last year for the first time it was necessary to send a special train comprising five cars. The western mails this December Increase From Five To Forty Per Cent In Wages Pittsburg, Pa., Die. about seventy-five east o! the Mississippi rivet' today, through the officials of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, 'formally notified the various and railroads af- j fected that a demand for an increase j in wages from five per have been exceptionally heavy, three cent- to fortv per cent will be made on Emigration Authorities Kept Wife Back-Son Was Killed On Shipboard and four carloads coming from every incoming vessel. FAST HffEiTTPTrrs f p r8 4 ft rrt MINISTER IS CALLED Rev.A. J. Prosser, B. A., B. Th., late of Maitland, Nova Scotia, has received an unanimous call to be pastor of the Frist Baptist Church, Lethbridge. Mr. the trainmen of from .five to forty pei rt-p A TC! Tl nti VAT t ATVml D Prosser is one of the most esteemed and respected Baptist ministers of the maritime provinces and the congrega- tion hope that he will accept the call. Jan. 3. The agreement between the railroads and the -trainmen necessitat es a notice before .any demand can br- presented. The trainmen will wai- until Jan. 20 for an answer from th, railroads, it is said, i According to W. G. Lee, president tf the Brotherhood of Railway Train- men the chief demand is that the wages of conductors jand their crews be standardized which will mean in- creases for the various branches of Halifax, Dec. steamship, Southwark, today with a large list of passengers. One of them was a Russian going West. He had started with his family, but the wife and two children were held up by the Immigra- tion authorities on the other side, the father and two boys coming on. Two days ago one of the boys fell down' the air landing head first at the feet of a fireman.' He lived till this morning and when being tak- to the hospital, died. John E. Butler, harbor master of Halifax died this afternoon on a street car as he was on his way home from attending some business at the rail- way wharves. He was a prominent son of temperance and at one time was Grand Worthy Patriarch of Nova Scotia. FLAG FLYING IN TORONTO Toronto, Dec. a spirited discussion, the board of education de- icided to have the flag liown upon the jpublic schools every day. Hon. Dr. Reaume, minister of public works an- nounced today that the Union Jack would also fly every day from the mast in the lawn in Queen's Park. The new regulation goes into effect tomor- irow morning. cent. A strike is not yet contemplat ed, said Mr- Lee, but He reiterated that the trainmen will insist that their de mands be granted. LEOPOLD'S ESTATE Paris, Dec. French financier familiar with the Congo and other bus- iness operations of the late King Leo- pold, of Belgium, estimates the mon- arch's fortune in excess of the 000 bequeathed to'his daughters. Law- yers here anticipate much litigation over the property. Small Fishing Schoon- er In the Way Caus- ed Accident Halifax, N. Dec. Allan line steamship Corinthian is stranded Imperial unity was the great issue before which all others sank into in- significance. What trace of this issue was there in the speeches of -the Lib- erals? Liberals were agreed on no- thing except predatory taxation and hostility to the Lords. Churchill, speaking at Warrington, laid stress on the employment for which palliations would be found in development act scheme of insurance under consideration by the board of trade. T. J. McNamara, parliamentary secretary of the local government speaking in London, denounced Cor- dyte scare as ridiculous. The Earl of Leeds, ask- ed if Home Rule were granted in Ire- land what was there to prevent Bel- fast becoming the base for the Ger- man fleet. AGED WOMEN TO BE ARRAIGNED Prosecutor Mott Says Ocey Snead's Suicide Was Instigated New York, Dec. today of the two women held by the New" York authorities with the death of Ocey Snead, while it forced another public ordeal upon the elderly pris oners, was a necessary step in the process of holding them uptil reports are returned by the Grand Jury in New Jersey. Prosecutor Mott, of Essex Co., will ask for and expect these indictments tomorrow. The plea that Mrs. Caroline B. Mar- tin is not mentally responsible for her acts will not deter him for asking for her indictment for complicity in the death of her daughter, the New Jersey prosecutor stated. The authen- ticity of the suicide note was not long- er a point in question, either, the pro- secutor added: "I know absolutely that even if the girl did commit suicide she did so at the instigation of others." Mr. Mott stated "Letters she wrote and which are in my possession prove that she was deceived into believing that her husband would not return. Finally she was taken into a lonely unfurnish- ed house and afforded every opportun- ity to do away with herself." Lest there be a repetition of the dis- tressing scenes when Mrs. Martin, the bath tub victim's mother and Mrs. Mary Snead, her aunt were last ar- raigned, it was arranged that their le- gal advisors accompany them to court today. LAND SYNDICATE IS BEING FORMED Prominent Financiers Will Invest in Alberta Lands A syndicate Js being formed here with a capital of to purchase unimproved agricultural land in A.1 was perfectly clear. When Rennie made out the schooner Capt. Rennie, "who is in command, says it was a choice for him, either of running down a schooner and perhaps 'drowning all on -board or of taking his chance of striking George's Island. The Corinthian arrived'from Boston on Saturday, afternoon to finish load- ing and take passengers and when 1 she sailed from here at 11 o'clock last night to sail for Havre and Lon-1 don, she had on 'board a cargo tons and thirty-four passengers.} A northerly breeze was blowing and a schooner which had come out from a dock was proceeding out, the sails completely covering her lights so she was not at first visible, though the night Capt, he was right after her and in order to clear her and avert cutting her down he starboarded his helm. Then to escape G-eorge's Island he ported his helm. But the. big steamship was going at less than half speed and was consequently so slow in responding to the helm that-she struck the north- western point of the island. Had she been six .feet more to the west the deep xvater of the channel, one- third of a mile wide would havo been found. The Corint.hiaTuvh.img, there stubbornly and nothing could jar-her and it was dead high water when she. struck. At noon today the tide was again high but for.r tugs could not move the steamer.. GREAT NORTHERN FLYER WRECKED Death Of Young Englishman In a Coal Mine In the Pass (Special to the Herald) Fernie, Dec. A young English- man named Hewiston, lately from White Haven, England, was killed j yesterday morning between the hours fim engine passed over the broken rail of eight and nine o'clock, in No. One j -n safety The second engine and five Mine. North, at Coal Creek. He was j went of, the rails George W. Hor Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. Great Northern flyer, north bound and drawn by two engines about one hour overdue and going 45 miles an hour, rolled off a broken rail four miles east of Monticello, Minn., forty miles out of Minneapolis at 7.30 last night. The driving in the mine and when found I brough of 115 West Magll0iia St., St. T ___ 1..I nfr TVI rt AC" C? b- his working mate, Jones, wsjpjml fl-reman on the second dead, apparently having fallen beneath, was instantly killed by being engine crush- the car The doctor found that Fed between the tender and the boiler. death had occurred from internal hem Thejacape orrhage resulting from his vital or- Sherbourne Ave., St. Paul, engineer of the second engine was miraculous. gans having been pierced by broken The passengers received a bad snak- jury was summonsed ribs. A Coroners and after viewing the body adjourned to the 29th for the purpose of taking evidence in the case. Though but a recent arrival in the berta. Incorporation will be applied j pamp, young Hewiston bad made ma- ny friends by his upright conduct. The funeral took place this afternoon from the Methodist Church, -the oew building being filled with miners who turned out in large numbers to pay a last tribute to a lost comrade. Rev. Scott, of the Coal Creek Meth- odist Church conducted the services. for in a few days. The syndicate is composed of sev- eral well known eastern gentlemen, along with P. Coats, of J. P. Coats, the famous thread manufacturers and A. Neville, financial broker of London, England. C. G. Bell of Lethbridge, is the sec- retary. There will be no public offer- ing ot stock. ing up. All the first class mail on the wrecked Winnipeg flyer was saved, some second class mail and some ex- press was burned. FLOUR MILL FOR CARMANGAY Carraangay, Dec. a meeting of the Carmangay board of trade on Monday, Dr. Jones who comes from. New Jersey, submitted n proposition to build a 75 barrel flour mill. He hah for a number of years. He would like farmers to take preference stock with 8 per cent, guarantee so as to ensure success. Opinion seemed favorable to the project und the site has already been assured. SNEAD REFUSES TO RETURN TO NEW YORK; St. Catherines, Ont, Dec. 20. Saead, husband of Ocey Snead, victim of East Or- ange, N. J., bath tub mystery, is still in the city. Sunday af- ternoon a man registered as C. Watts, New York, arrived and had several hours talk with him. Watts said, "I came here as a friend and offered him all the money he wanted if he would return or give out a plaus- ible story, telling him that it would help the women now un- der arrest but he declared he would not SERIOUS FIRE INSUDBURY Sudbury, Ont., Dec. yes- terday morning did damage to the ex tent of to the building and Alderman Fraync, SONS OF ENGLAND TO BUILD HALL A meeting of the shareholders of the S. 0. E. Hall Co., Ltd., was held last night a-t the Labor Hall. It was decided to purchase a site immediate- ly and steps were taken with this ob- ject in view. Lots have been secured on Cutbill Street close to Victoria Mansions and it is the intention of the Hall Com- pany to start building early in the spring. The shares of the company have been taken up very rapidly -by the members of the S.O.E. and it is hop- ed that as the board of directors have secured the site more applications for shares will be received. The board of directors are, Chair- man L. L. Asquith, Alderman King, W. J. Wade. W. MINISTERS TO COUNTRIES NAMED By Pres. Taft; Success- or To Whitelaw Reid Not Chosen Washington, Dec. Taft today sent to the Senate the fol- lowing nominations of ambassadors and ministers: Robert Bacon, of New sador to Richard Erens, of Missouri, ambassador to Austra-Hun- gary; Henry W. Wilson, of ton, ambassador to Mexico; .Charles Page Bryan, of Illinois, minister to Belgium; Wm. James Calhoun, of Illi- nois, minister' to China; Henry P. Fletcher- of Pennsylvania, minister to Henry T. Gage, of California, minister to. Portugal; R. S. Reynold Hitt, of "Illinois, minister to Panama; John B .Jackson, of New Jersey, min- ister to Cuba; Fenton R. McCreery, of Michigan, minister to Honduras; Ed- win V. Morgan, of New York, minis- ter to Paraguay; Charles W. Russell of the District of Columbia, minister to Persia; Muritz S. Swenson, of Min- nesota, minister to Switzerland; Hora- tio G. Knowles, of Delaware, minister and consul- general to the Dominican Republic. It was said at the White House to- day that no decision has yet been reached with regard to the post in Great Britain now filled by Whitlaw Reid. FOOD STUFFS WILL BE TAXED Admission Made By the British Tariff Reformers London, Dec. ad- dressing a meeting at Walworth last night said, "Neither colonies nor for- eigners would buy our goods -except for two reasons, either their quality is better or the price is cheaper for the same quality. They are not buy- ing them because they love us. 'You go to the colonies with any article whether it comes from French, Hus- sion, German or American, and if it is a better article for cheaper price they are.not going to buy a British, article which is inferior at a bigger price. "They would be fools if they did. That is not the way to do business. Why we are able to put them in every market in the world cheaper than any other country." Toronto, Dec. cable from London says: "Leaders of tar- iff reform propoganda in their speech- es are no vv announcing that they in- tend if the election results in the defeat of the present government to tax all food stuffs and all manufactur- ers, colonial or foreign. They have been forced into this explanation of their position ,owing to insistent de- mands of a statement as to revenue side of their proposal. Not only are they now frankly stating these views j but they are making appeals for sub- port of workingmen on the strength of them, particularly those having a re-" lation to the tax on manufacturers. In brief they propose a tax of two and a half per cent, on all colonial food- stuffs and a tax of five per cent, on all foreign foodstuffs. All colonial man- ufacturers. It is proposed shall be taxed five per cent, and all foreign manufacturers ten per cent. John Burns, president of the local government board, at a mass meeting in Battersea last night denounced, the proposals with .vigor.' He said there was one factory in Battersea employ- ing men working foreign goods into more finished products. Tiat-factbry- he declared would be compelled to close within- a few weeks after the adoption of such a tariff. This did not apply to one constituency- alone, similar conditions existed all over the United ingdom. Mr. Burns also took, advanced ground on the liquor tion. His language was strong and in- capable of any misunderstanding. Not only did he express his own personal views but he plainly pledged the gov- ernment to do everything possible to lessen the evil of intemperance and to curb the power of the liquor inter- ests. SERIOUS RIOTS IN NICARAGUA Political Prisoners to- Zelaya." Managua, Nicarague, Dec. del- egation of malcontents arriving here from Granada, brings news of a dem- onstration which occurred there Sat- urday. A crowd formed at the rail- way station and forcibly released from custody several political prisoners. Cries of "Death to Zelaya" accompan- ied the rioting. The police made e demonstration, finally training a mix- ini gun on the rioters, several of whom were arrested while the others fled and went into biding. Grain Being Rushed On the Train As Rapidly As Possible Casper, Wyo., Dec. men are breaking roads from the rail- road west of here to points where sheep are snowed in and reported to be starving. Shipments of grain are being unloaded at various points along the line of the Union Pacific and will be transported overland as rapidly as possible to be fed to the suffering an- imals. The weather is still severe. Railroad traffic is seriously interfered with. SHAMROCKS WILL NOT GO TO OTTAWA Winnipeg, Dec. trip of the Winnipeg Shamrocks to Ottawa in search of the Stanley cup has been abandoned. This statement was giv- en out today by the officials of the. club. The reason assigned is that sev- to go and there is not sufficient good eral of the best players have refused material to fill their places. contents of the Johnson block. The loss only partly covered by insur- ance. Among the losers were: S. Johnson, owner of the building; Bank of To- ronto; Downey Moyle, furniture; P. L. groceries; Dr. Switzer, den- tist: Major Leckie, Sr., insurance; Major Leckie, Jr.; F. W. Andrews Applcby, E. E. Carver, H. W. Mcech; i Treasurer. R. G. Addisonj Secretary, C. E. Sydal; Solicitors, Conybeare. Church and MacArthur. It is understood that Mgr. Sbaretti, papal delegate will shortly leave for Rome to present the diocese of the tailor; I.fanitOuIiu North Shore Rail- j first plenary council cf Canada, He way; Major Smith, Insurance broker; will submit these Inspections to the and J. Henry, customs broker. "Pope. NORTH STAR LODGE A. F. A. M. OFFICERS The North Star Lodge No. 4, A. F. A. M., has elected the following offic- ers for the ensuing year: W. M., A. Ripley. S. W., E. Dooley. J. W., B. B. Hoyt: Treas.. T. McNabb. Secretary, H. Whitmore. Tyler, E. Chaplin. DISTRICT 18. ELECT OFFICERS Most Of Officers Re-Elected -Larger Membership In District (Special to the Herald) Fernie, Dec. annual elec- tion 01 officers for Disyrict IS. U. M. W. of A., took place last wees and resulted in the return of d'ituet pre- sident Powell unopposed, and the re- election of vice president Slubbs and sec.-treas. A. J. Carter, ;-uid the elec- tion of Charles Garner, of Mn-l ei, over former International Board J'c.n ber, Peter Patterson, by a large ma- jority. Nat Howells, of Michel, was ekttcd district board, member for sub-dist. 1; J. 0. Jones, of Coleman, (or sah- dist. 2; John Larson, of for No. 3, and A. H. For, af. Can- more, for sub-dist. No. 1.- These with the executive of District No. 18, compose the district for District IS Tor the year. board is the body through w miners of the big district their routine business. The membership of the district now numbers and is constaa'Ay growing. The feeble attempt to ca'.t a rival organization in the territocv over which the U. M. W. of A. i-as established itself, met with sudd-n, death, and it is not likely that anv other coal miners' organization can ever supplant the present union. Tbis ROOSEVELT ARRIVES AT UGANDA'S CAPITAL Enterbre, Uganda, Dec. a delightful voyage across the Victorian Nyanza, Col. Roosevelt and party ar- rived here today. At the pier they were met by government officials. A guard of honor for the visitors was made up of Indian sikhs.; Colonel Roosevelt and his son Kermit entered a motor car and were driven to the government house where they will be the guests of the governor of Uganda until their departure for Kampala to- morrow. The colonel expressed him- self as astounded at the beauty of the lake and the comfort provided for the steamer passengers. ;