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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta UTe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME II. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, IMS. NUMBER t. KING REFERS IN SPEECH TO INDIA Regrets the Conspir- acy Of Evil Against British Rule London, Dec. Edward put an end to the present session of the British Parliament today; Only a small muster of members was pres- ,ent to attend the brief prorogation ceremonies. The King's speech made special reference. to the recent visit of the American battleship fleet in Australian which his Majes- ,ty said, "Worked warm feelings of cordiality in my dominions in that quarter of the globe, and was a source of gratification to myself and my Government. In a paragrapn on India, deep re- gret is expressed at "A conspiracy of evil-disposed persons against the lives of my officers' and the. continu- ance of British and the earn- est wish is set forth that the .mea- sures to enlarge the share of India in the-.administration "Of the'country "will be received in the spirit of mu- tual trust giid good-will in which they are proposed." "The affectionate reception given the Prince of Wales by all classes during his presence in Canada on the occasion of the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the foundation TO CALL MRS. ANN IS. Prosecution Will Occupy All This With Murder Case. Flushing. NVY.g Dec. trial of Thornton J. Hains was resumed today, and District Attorney Damn continued the presentation of testi- mony that is designed to prove the author a principal with his brother, Capt. Peter C. Hains, jr., in the killing of Win. E; Annis, the publish- ev Tt is not that tbc '.vsek will be taken up in the presentation of the State's case. The prosecution plans to call Mrs. Annis on the stand either today or tomorrow. Through her testimony the State expects to prove not only that Thornton Hains drew his revol- ver when his brother first opened fire, and by so doing prevented anyone from .saving Annis' life, but that the brothers went to the Bayside Yacht Club in search of the publisher. BOLDBURGLAR ROBSASTORE WINDOW Smashed Glass and Took Away Three Revolvers ACCIDENTS CLAIM NUMBER OF LIVES of Quebec, receives special cordial mention." The remainder of the King's speech is devoted to domestic matters. CHINA GLAD TO GET RID OF HI The Dalai Lama Starts On Journey To Thibet Pekin, Dec. Dalia Lama of Tibet left Pekin this morning for L'Hassa, his capital, and his depar- ture marks the beginning of the end of his four years of wandering over Northern China. The Lama started out, from L'Hassa shortly after the arrival there of a British column un- der the command of Col. Sir Francis Youngbusband. He felt that his Holy City had been desecrated by the presence of the Englishmen, and at -the h-ead of a large retinue he started on _wanderings that carried him over many thousand miles of Manchuria and China, always great- ly to the annoyance of the Chinese authorities, for he was an unwelcome and expensive visitor. The Chinese Government wanted him to return to his' capital in order to make possible the carrying out of certain reforms. Now he returns to L'Hassa shorn of his temporal authority, and in the future he will be regarded as a mere ecclesiastic, pledged to support what- ever reforms China desires to carry out in his country. The Dalai Lama caravan was com- posed of 404 persons, 200 horses, 200' camels, and 80 tents. An Imperial edict, commands all Chinese officials in the country to pay him full re- spect and render aid. .The position of the Dalai Lama has been very much weakened by his coming to Pekin, where he has betfu received as a barbarian, and humiliated accord- ingly. His religious practices have I been a revelation of the debased na- ture of the famous "Yellow and the practices of the Lama and his followeis have invited the con- tempt of the Chinese and foreigners. The Chinese Government is today considering the raising of funds for the establishment of banks and schools in Tibet, and also for the de- fence, the sub-division, and political reorganization of that country. Two Men Killed At Phoenix --Boy Shoots His Sister Vernori, B. G., Dec. Earle Morris, aged 6, fell through the ice last evening was drowned. Campbellton, N. B., Dec. ert Nelson, of Richardsvlllc, two miles from bore was instantly killed by an .English special mail on the I. C. R. Saturday afternoon. He was fifty-five years old. Fort William, Dec. Kling iber, a was found lying on the ice on the Kam river under the docks of the C.P.R. freight sheds hero this afternoon. The body was frozen. He is supposed to have been intoxicated and-laid down and froze to death. Phoenix., B. C., Dec. fatal accident occurred in Grantey mines, when John T. Anderson and Charles Johnson were killed. They had just completed charging the holes with dy- namite when a premature explosion resulted in sonic way. Port Arthur, Out., small building in the rear of Vigars Shear lumber company's plant was destroyed by fire last night. This af- ternoon, in looking through the ruins the body of a man burned beyond all recognition was found. The clothes were destroyed. Remains are believ- ed to be those of a man named Alex. Joe. Montreal, Dec. nineteen years old, candy maker, was asphyxiated ..by gas in a room in" a boarding house, Church street, early Sunday morning. "RToKf.iv V Q 01 _4 fc_f 1J11, eight year old son of Capt. Benjamin Hanes of Mahon Bay, shot and killed his thirteen year old sister yesterday with a gun. It was thought to be empty but contained one cartridge. There- was a bold robber at work during last night. About one o'clock this morning' he smashed one of the windows in Howard Case Co.'s store on Round St.'and extracted three revolvers, a 32 and a 38 revol- ver, and a 32 automatic. Mr. Case had not yet gone to bed but was reading in a room at the rear of the store. He. heard the smash and it sounded like a bottle breaking. He went out to the store and made an investigation and finally found the hole -in the window and the revolvers gone. The police were at once notified. Tip to the present the robber has not been arrested. Mr. Case looked up and down the street but did not see any person ab- out. SENATOR COX TO WED. Toronto, Dec. infor- mal announcement was made today eegagenient of Senator Geo. A. Cox to Miss Amy Sterling, the eldest daughter of Walter Sterling, city auditor. Senator Cox is ol aae. LEITERS HELP TO FIGHT THE FLAMES KING EDWARD MUCH BETTER. London, Dec. Edward has almost entirely recovered from his re-cent indisposition. His Majesty returns from Brighton today to' sign the prorogation .services, and -will go to Sandringham for the holidays. MR. GOBEIL TO PRACTICE. Montreal, Dec. A. Gobeil, former Deputy. Minister of Public Works, has decided to open a law office in Montreal, and'he will devote himself specially to parliamentary and departmental procedure at Otta- wa and Quebec. Mr. Gobeil's thirty- six years' experience in the Depart- ment of Public Works has thorough- ly fitted him for his new career, in which he will, no doubt meet with success. BRIGADE HAD THREE RUNS Several Small Fires Kepi Them Busy During Night Fear Outbreak Of Chinese Hong Kong-, Dec. feared DIED IN DEPOT AT WINNIPEG. Winnipeg.. Dec. Esther Sh.iughnessy, of Mount For- est, Ont., returning from a visit to her daughter at Rcgina, died in the C.P.R. depot here, aged 74. SCHOOL OF INFANTRY. Ottawa, Dec. militia orders issued Saturday authorize provision- al school for infantry officers to be opened at Edmonton early in Janu- ary, and to continue for six weeks. UNDERTAKER ARRESTED. Niagara Ont., Dec. H. Hick, an alleged absconding un- dertaker from Hamilton, was arrest- ed in Tonawandn, where he had set up in 'business as a hotelkeoper. that the anti-foreign m nx-incnt at Canton originally caused tho death of a coolie of the steamer Fulsham, who was alleged to have been brutal- ly kicked to death by a Portugecso watchman on the vessel will culmin- ate in an outbreak against the for- eigners. So serious is the situation regarded that the British torpedo boat. destroyer, Hart, has been sent to Canton. The British steamers Moorhead and .Caston, two of the ships which arc being, boycotted have been recalled from Wu Chow. All Chinese vessels and their passengers are being closely scrutinized upon their arrival by naval officers. The native papers continue to foment the agitation against foreigners. LUMBER WILL DROP. Chicago, Dec, Hines, the newly elected president of the Virginia, and Rainy- Lake Lumber Company, the largest combine of the kind in the world, predicts cheaper lumber and a new era in the produc- tion as a result of the new organiza- tion. Seven Millions Short In Lisbon Lisbon, Dec. newly elected municipal council has unearthed big scandal in the city accounts. Over seven million dollars has disappeared. The former Monnrchial councillors ad- mit the irregularities but lay the blame upon the government which they say illegally took the city's money. AVhat might have been disastrous fires were speedily extinguished by the prompt action on the part of P. C. Sterling last night. No less than three alarums were turned in, the bri- gade on each occasion getting out in record time. The first discovery by the Constable was made in the early hours, when a volume of smoke was seen coming- from the premises of the Alberta Res- taurant. The fire was not old and was soon got under control, the fire- men returning to their quarters. They did not return to rest however lor soou the eagle eye of the constable detected, clouds af smoke rising from the back premises of Mr. Boston's res idence where he found a pile- cf lum- ber and a brisk blaze. It was the work of a moment to arouse the owner, who soon had, a private hose at work, playing a good force of water onto the flames. It is well that he was so well equipped for a new house not ten feet away would have been embraced by the long tongues of flame, for the high wind "blowing at that time carried them in that direction, were two new The stable, in which buggies was at one time threatened but the good work of the fire brigade soon placed these valuable effects out of clanger. Mr. Easton's property was not insured and it must have been a great relief to hire to find that the efforts to put out the blaze were eventually crowned with success. The next call to the Dallas Ho- tel, where grease spilled near a stove had ignited, setting fire to soot in the chimney, causing many sparks to fly about on the adjacent buildings. TO PLACE KIDS IN SCHOOL. of Anna Gould's Children a Bone Contention in Paris. Paris, Dec. court before which the suit of Count Boni de Cas- telian.1 for the transfer of bus three children from the CPTU of their mo- ther, the Princess De Sagan. to the care of the Marquise De Castellane, has boon conducted, is now consider- ing the advisability of ordering the children to l-e placed in a school, where they shall remain for a -stated period as partial boarders. With this object the justices constituting the court and a representative of the public prosecutor summoned yester- day the three children to the Palace of Justice, and questioned them nt some length. The examination was directed toward ascertaining whether the children were physically and mentally fitted for school life. TO MAKE THE I.C.R. PAY ITS WAY Millionaire and Wife Help Miners Battle With Flames Seigler, Ills., a stub born fire slowly fighting- back hun'd- i reds of men who have been ceaselessly j at.work for days seeking to save the A SECOND POMPEII. is Being Unearthed in the State of Arizona. Wa.4hmtrt.nri can Pompeii II. is gradually, being brought to light, according to the an- nual report of Charles H. Walcott, secretary of the Smithsonian Insti- tute. Under a special Congressional appropriation the work of excavating a prehistoric buried city at Casa A t----. iitui .L-iviciitc, .a-iiAuxia, IAO.S been conducted by Dr. J. Walter fewkes. Already a number of struc- tures have been discovered, but the largest one excavated during the year was a building 200 feet long with eleven rooms, the massive wall en- closing a plaza. In the central room there is a seat called by the Pima Indians "The seat of -Montezuma." ATTEMPTO ROAST HIS cue A Drink-Crazed Man Tried To Put His Son In Oven coal supply of, the great Seigler mine, thejr permanent preservation.- is of _ Charlottetown, PJEJ-r Dec. John Perry, formerly of Moncton, but The ruins at Casa Grande were found now of this city, tried to roast-his to be very much more extensive than five, year old son in a hot .ven last was anticipated, and it is stated that ,night. The boy was too big, and al- Hon. G. P. Graham May Put Road Under a Commission Ottawa. Dec. a re- port current in-Toronto that the In- tercolonial Railway is to be leased to a private company, Hon. G. P. Gra- ham said this morning that after a year's experience, he had found that improvements must be made, and that he is casting about to arrive at an improvement. Suggestions had been made looking to the placing of the management of the road under a commission, while some people favor leasing the line to a company." While consideration no far has been gen- eral, no decision had bee.ii arrived at or is in sight. Joe Loiter. Chicago millionaire, and his beautiful young' wife have joined forces with the workmen and have combatted the flames. Early hoclay Ix-iter and his wife, formerly Miss Juliette Williams, Washington, D. C., .were at the scene of the conflict. Lei- ter was leading the workmen with an inspiring energy while on the fighting line, tired determined was his wife serving >the almost exhausted men with coffee 'and sandwiches and encouraging them by her presence. 'Mr. suid Mrs, Letter arrived at Seigler. on a special train. great archaeological importance. THE WANDERERS' TEAM! Montreal, Dec. Wanderers' lineup, as now 'announced for the Stanley Cup matches., will present only from last year's team. Harry Smith, of the Ottawa hockey team, now" in' Pittsburg, will make his debut on the Montreal team, replacing Bruce Stuart. Gard- ner, with the Shamrocks last year, now captain of the play right wing, replacing Blatchford. YENNYCASEIN DISTRICT COURT Raymond Station Agent Be- ing Tried by Judge Winter District court opened this morning His Honor Judge Winter presiding. Of the eleven cases, only four will be j tried at this sittings, settled out of and six others deferred until the next session. The first case on the docket was though the father jammed him into the hot oven, he was unable to shut" the door. Then he pulled him put and threw him against the. wall. With his head covered with blood the, little fellow made his way to a neighbor's house and told the story. Perry was crazy with liquor, and was arrested today. MONTREAL WAS EXCITED: Dec. some terious manner' the rumor started through the-city yesterday afternoon that King Edward's indisposition had suddenly assumed a dangerous aspect and that it was feared his Majesty would not live through the night. Although no one knew whence the BEST CROSSING IS AT NOLAN'S PHOTOGRAPHER'S MISTAKE Dec. Coul- rnan, a photographer, of Crawford St., is-dead, aged 57 years, as a re-j suit of drinking by mistake some chemicals used' in developing and finishing pictures. RobtHarvie Deals With Site For Bridge Over River FOUGHT WOLVES WITH AXE. Exciting Experience Mar. on Main Winnipeg, Dec. Robt. Harvle, in Herald, says: Kenora The homesteaders of Huntsville, Sun Line of C.P.R. {dial, and Iron Springs, etc., have for 20__Armed with i some time been petitioning the Pro- that'of the King against Wrn. .Yenney the A. H. I. agent at Raymond, who is charged with overcharging., R R.' Thompson for cars of coal. In all seventeen charges are laid. The morn- ing session was taken up. in examin- ing signatures on receipted freight bills and receipts for coal. Mr. Thomp son being the only witness called. Nothing very definite has as yet been brought out. Mr. Thompson testified as to paying certain amounts for coal and of the signatures on the re- ceipts being Win. "STenney's. He did not often .examine the amounts on the receipts for coal which ought to be duplicates. Court resumed at 2 o'clock this af- ternoon. C. F. P. Conybeare K.C.. is prosecuting and W. C. Simmons is acting for the, defence. or eoutiimeu to bpreadV n -u i, arid.-in every direction enquiries .were One has been J __-- being made ui regard to his Majes- ty's- health. To such an extent did this occur that- special were sent to inform the Kev. DE. only an axe Alfred Frost, of Kenora, had a terrible experience with two timber wolves last week near Gar- wood. He was returning from a bush where he had been cutting when vincial Government for .a bridge be- tween here and the Little Bow. Twice they" have signed such a petition. We are happy to see now the Board of Trade has taken the questions up. two large wolves sprang at him. Us-1 But why they turned the -proposition ing his axe freely, he managed to keep the animals at. bay for a few minutes, but when the battle seemed hopeless a freight train passed, and the animals ran into the bush. Torn clothes and a bloody axe showed the terrible through. experience Chvins to he the had been scarcitv of rabbits wolves this winter are very bold, and appear more numerous than for several years past. down to write the secretary of the above places is hard to define. No committee knows better than the said secretarys could say where the bridge should be placed. The coulees at Diamond City are impracticable, for a bridge being over three hundred teet high and no use as j a shortening of.the distance from the north and the east. The farther you SAYER TO BE TRIED TOMORROW. In the District Court of the Judi- cial district of Lethbride, before -his- Honor Judge Winter, Joseph Sayer was today brought from the N..W.M. P. Barracks to answer- the charge of theft of numerous articles from -the store of E. J. Hill and Son, of the city. The judge, upon taking his seat in court, remanded the prisoner, to come up for trial on Tuesday morning. Accused was then removed from the dock to the Barracks. C.P.R.OWNS THE LINE Two Chinamen Were Murdered C.N.R- Couldn't Buy If They Wanted To Toronto. "Dec. piece go down the river the more favorable j it becomes, for a bridge. There are j three or four pi aces, between here and j the Little Bow which look like Nature i had meant such to be used a.s a road- way to and from the river. There is Maloy's Hills. Nolan's and Oliver's) river bottoms. The most natural is j {at Nolan's at Rocky Ford, but suchj j could have been gone into with said secretarvs and farmer's who must! n'tn i have a voice in the matter of whore j the bridge should be placed. However, unless the matter is tak- i on up and facilities afforded the farm-j c-rs north and cast to shorten their j haul, they will be apt to tap the rail 01 j way whenever the bridge is completed -Vr.arr.', Dec. ?un Chinese launciryman, 214 Jaryis Ave. find his hired man were murdered some time Sunday evening, robbery I apparently being motive, as the store Was rilled. Last spring an almost crime ntaitted near the overhead j bridge, when two Chinese l.-umilryuien were murdered but in that esye the shack was fired in an at.ter.ipt to cies- .ces. Johnston, of the American Presbyter-' ian church, special prayer the request that be Offered for the health of his Majesty. PULITZER OFF FOR PANAMA New York Publisher Will In- vestigate Conditions Newport News, Dec. Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World, accompanied by a party of friends and several staff writers, ar- rived'off Old Point Comfort today on M-r. Pulitzer's yacht Liberty. It is said that he is on his way to Panama to investigate .into the con- ditions there prevailing, and prob- ably to secure evidence in connection with the purchase of canal property by the Government. 'According to information obtained at Old Point Comfort, the yacht will make the trip by easy stages. The publisher desires to reach Panama about the time set for the arrival there of President-elect Taft. M.r. Pulitzer's trip is of especial interest on account of the attitude of. President Roosevelt in demanding that Congress have-Mr. Pulitzer and other publishers prosecuted for crimi- nal :libel for publishing articles tacking the administration in connec- tion with the canal purchase. TOO MANY JAPS railway between Calgary and Edmon- j withoilt coining into the city. ton is owned bv the C'.P.H.. not leas- have nsst trying to buy it because we would have just as much chance to got it as we would did we try to buy out Uie main line of the C.P.R. between Port Arthur and Win- nipeg for example. The story is per- fect rot and there is nothing in At those four places suggested, the distance north and east of Picture Butte Districts is reduced by ten CASHIER Omaha, Neb., Dec. R. Kelly, oashifr of Union Pacific Railway at South Omaha, comnmiixl suicklc at his home today by send- ing n bullrt through his brain. Kelly's office had umierfroing a poriodi- American Exclusion League Disputes Figures of the Government. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. M.'viniOi-. of the Asiatic Exclusion Lriigu.-, at a meeting of the body yesterday, called attention to the fig- ures on Japanese immigration fur- nished by Secretary of Commerce 'and Labor Straus in the latter's' annual ivport, declaring that they were wrong and misleading. The report states that arrivals in 1908 amounted ;io departures Levimoe offc-rec! figures compiled from the monthly revenue reports, which show- arrivals to have been It OLD RESIDENCE BURNED. Halifax, Dec. house oc- it." This was the reply of President i cupicd by Sir Charles Tuppor when Mann of the C.X.R. to the story from j was city medical officer fifty years Winnipeg that tho Calgary and was destroyed by fire last night, monton lino was merely leased by the t Loss C.P.R. and that lease expired in and that the wore seeking1 to buy it. WANT TO BE Auckland, N.Z., INDEPENDENT. Dec. THE EVIL OF WEALTH. Russian Cynic Congratulates Friends On Escanirig It. London, Dc-c. special spatcb from St. Petersburg to chit-fri nf the native tribes in Gorman Samoa are threatening trouble. They arc preparing to hoist an independent. Sarnoan flag when the Parliament of the island ronssemblo.s, and contem- cle-, plate appealing to Great Britain and the i tho United States to decide whether cal check by the auditor for the past but Union Pacific officials decidcd to can a mass meeting all persons in the State who are daro that. far as the auditor had gone Kelly's accounts wore in perfect interested to protest against the ancse invasion. SILVER IN N.S. Halifax. N.S., Dec. rich find HERRING CATCH. Halifax. N.3., Dec. phenom- W. II. Birch, merchant of is in town todr.y. Winnifrcd Daily Mail relates that a dying Mos- :ow millionaire named Petroff had whole fortune withdrawn from the this action is justified. They consid- er they lost both power and dig- nitv when the old Samoan Parlia- bnnks and the bank notos brought! inent wris dispersed, and maintain to the sick room. They were then piled before him and set on fire. Petroff summoned his relatives and showed them the ashes, congratulat- ing them on having escaped the evi) of wealth. that when Germany took over the Islands she became their protector, :ind nothing more. Violence is now anticipated, but the chiefs will prob- ably offer only passive resistance to tlii! German authorities. Bad Fire At Warman, Sask. of silver is reported from Musqupo-; c.nai herring catch is reported from doboit, in this county. Traces of Bay, Shellburne. Driven into sih'rr had been found in the district j water presumably by dogfish, previously, 'inc! tlicn tlirov.'ii the beach by the gale which prevailed at the time, there were hundreds of barrels of herrings, in fact, when the tide re- ccdi-d and the surface calmed down ihc llsh were the .shore thr.'C feet thick. The fish are in good condition, and are gathered and packed in barrels and shipped to Boston. Warman, Sask. Dec. broke out early this morning and half the business block was burned down. The i tiro started in a restaurant next to the Commercial hotel find spread eastward'. The loss is close to 000, Insurance about Cause not known. Of tho party of land seekers who ar rived in the city on Fridaj-, Ed. Her- man, Gus. Hair, Win. Kreuzke, and J. Wclke have taken up interests near Raymond. ;