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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME II. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1908. NUMBER 10. DEBENTURES BRING GOOD FIGURES City Sells Big Bunch To Dominion Se- curities Com- pany .The most important item of busi- ness to come before the City. Council last night was the consideration of rhe bids for the debentures issued for the removal of power plant and erection of stand pipe. Some local men were interested in the selling of these debentures. The following are the bids given for the .of de- bentures, at 5 per cent.: Aemilius Jarvis and Co....? W. A. McKenzie and .Co.. Hampton Bros.......... Wm. C. Brent...... Geo. A. Stimson Wood, Gundy and Dqm. Securities May and James Ontario Securities ,Co. The. latter company made a mis- take, .and -thought the debentures! were for A few of the.com- panies also bid for 6 per cent, de- bentures. It found that Wood, Gundy and Co. had the highest bid, but they did not mention whether the amount included accrued inter- est. E. W. McMuiien, the represen- tative of the company, was called ..on, and -agreed to wire the company as to whether the bid was intended to. include accrued interest, and a motion was passed calling a special meeting of the Council at noon today. The company "wired that accrued interest .was-intended. The Council, however, sold the debentures, to .the Dominion Securities Corporation, not LEPROSY DUE TO DIET. Theory of English Doctor in Hawaii Contagious, He Says. Honolulu, Dec. John Atch- O-iicV, Or the .itoyui Oi gcons, London, who has practiset fifteen years in the Hawaiian Islands now makes public a new theory a to the cause of leprosy. He attri butes the disease to diet, and says i is analogous to scurvy. He ascribes the disease to restrict- ed diet, in which some necessary ele meat is lacking, with the injection of an undue amount of poisonous bac- teria, ptomaines and toxin. He say; all the symptoms resemble scurvy. He says his study has shown leprosy is not contagious. HIGH LICENSE IN CORNWALL. People to Vote on Raising Fees and Reducing Hotels by Three. 'Cornwall, Dec. in Janu- ary the people of Cornwall will be called upon to vote on a by-law in- creasing the license iee for hotels from to and for shops from to If .-this by-law is approved by the people, the maximum number of hotels iu the 'town will be reduced from 11; to 8. x "Tlie 'Town Council ha-ve decided to introduce both with the un- derstanding that the reduction in number would depend on the increase in the- license fees. WOMAN GETS WHIPPED BY MEN being prepared to accept ed tender. in amend- iNVESTIGATE PULLMAN CARS. Dr. Wiley Says They Are a Congenial Breeding Place for Microbes. YENNEY GIVES HIS EVIDENCE A R. I. Agent At Ray- mond On the Witness Stand Thft case against Wm. Yenney, the A. E. and I. agent at Raymond, was resumed at this morning's session of the District Court. Taking the evi- dence of the accused, and conduct- ing the cross-examination occupied the court nearly all forenoon. The witness stated that the weigh- bills in many cases would not 'reach Raymond on the sams day as the cvjid. In these cases he phoned to the office in Lethbridge for the par- ticulars regarding the shipments. In I these cases it was his practice to add Washington, Dec. Harvey I from 1.000 to lbs.-to the amount W. Wiley, chief of the Chemistry Bu- reau of the Department of Agricul- ture, is authority for the statement that the Pullman Car Company will be the next concern ;.i the United given, as he couldn't trust tlie tele- phone. He did this to protect him- self. Then three or -four times a year he and Mr. Thompson ,would ad- just accounts. He also tuld of the Tale Of the Awful Deeds Of the Night Riders In U.S. .Union City, Tenn., Dec. prosecution practically completed its case today against the eight alleged night riders, on trial for the murder of Gapt. Rankin, when it drew from Frank Feheringer, a member of the a detailed statement of the Kankin affair and a score or more of their outrages. It also called to the stand Mrs. Emma Thurman Johnson, one of the two women said to have been whipped by the baiid. Mrs. Johnson had married Jolin- on, a man thirty years older than lerselt, last August. She sued .him for divorce, charging cruelty. Early in September the riders visited her father's house, and left word that she must withdraw the suit. She de- clined to do so, and on a second visit her father was whipped-. Later the riders found Mrs. John- son at her sister's home. Mrs. John- son awoke beside her child to find her bedroom filled with masked and armed men, one of whom she recog- nized as Fred Pincon, one of the de- fendants. "We have come to tell you for the last time that you must dismiss the divorce Pincon is charged with saying. Mrs. Johnson MARINE ENQUIRY. Prescott Business Men Deny Having Given Commissions to Officials. Qiutwa, Dec-. the afternoon session of the marine investigation C. H. Carter, accountant of the Bank of Montreal at Quebec, produced the books of the former agency of the People's Bank of Halifax in that city, and the accounts of Halliday Bros. Agent Gregory and Mr. Fel- son were examined in an effort to fi.wt the bribe alleged to have been given in connection with the cheques for the services of the King lid ward. There was nothing in any uf the accounts to show this. The remainder of the afternoon was oc- cupied in hearing the evidence of several Prescott business men who have dealings with the department, all of whom denied ever having given officials of department a commis- sion. AN EXTENSION OF TIME IS ASKED CARRIE NATION JOSTLED. Electric Light Co. Wants To Con- tinue the Gas Boring Glasgow Mobs Put Her in Awe- Lost Her Bible in a Scrknmage. Glasgow. DHC. Nation has made little progress in her re- form campaign. Since she rough- ly hustled and ejected from a public house yesterday she has kept 'in- doors. She briefly harangued a few hun- dred persons, most oi whom were hostile to her, from' of her hotel today, but she. did not venture on the street. She is chagrined because of the loss iu the scrimmage yesterday of an old Bible to which she attached a senti- mental value. She had carried it for vears. MRS. ANNIS ON THE WITNESS STAND TO SAVE GEN. BOOTH'S SIGHT. Operation for Cataract Performed on Head of the Salvation Army. London, Dec. William Booth, of the Salvation Army, was successfully... operated on today for cataracts on the eyes. The General was reported suffering from this ail- ment on August 9.-when it was said that he could..not read anything but .arge print. The Electric Light Co. is asking the city for an extension of time on their agreement to cany the gas well down to feet. the operations stopped on the well some time ago, a depth of feet .had been reached. Tlie time limit of the Electric Light Co. expires in February, but as ihey have arranged with a new contractor to go down to feet they want the time extended so that the con- tractor can get his machinery here. MILK KEPT FOR A MONTH. MURDERER OF A PEDDLER said instead that she would press the case. Two of the-'band then seized her, gagged her, and took her .from the bed in her night clothes. They hur- ried her about 250 yards away, and one of them beat her across the shoulders with a strap, but she still refused to dismiss the suit. Then- she was again- whipped. This time her fighting spirit was broken, and she sobbingly said she would give in to their 'demands. Judge Jones sent out the jury before court adjourned, and said he thought that the eight defendants were not sufficiently guarded by two deputies, and he-or- dered the military to detail ten arm- ed men to serve as guards. Perth, NVB., Dec. Andover message says the "murderers of Paddy G-reen, the Montreal peddler, killed at Plaster. Rock on Sunday, have been captured by the chief of G. T. P. po- lice Foster. They were cswermg in a shack two miles from the scene of the murder and their feet and hands were frozen. They deny knowledge of the crime and had little money on them. A search will be made for the bootv. Experiments With Gaulin Machine in St. Hyacinthe Dairy School. Montreal, Dee. Jules A3 lard. Minister of Agriculture for this province, has announced the re- of experiments which have been conducted in connection with the preservation of milk. By means of the Gaulin machine, which was re- i cently brought from France and in- stalled in the Dairy 'School at Hya- cinthe, it has been proved that milk bottled in November is good over a month afterwards. Mr. Allard pro- mised Government aid to any factor- ies installing the Gaulin machine. BIG PLANT STARTS. Hammond, Ind., Dec. ae-j tual manufacture of steel at Tells Of the Murder Of Her Husband Committed By Hains Tnd., began today when blast fur- nace No. 2 was blown in, and the first step taken in making the Calu- met region one of the greatest iron and steel centres-in the world., OFF FOR VENEZUELA. Norfolk, Va., Dec.. 21 United State.- cruiser North accom- panied the battleship Maine, whicli sailed today from Hampton Roads under sealed orders. It is believed both are bound for Venezuelan- wa- ters' Employer Intercedes and Sentence Is Sus- pended CANNON FARM SOLD. Angus Jeffries, of Holland.. Man.; yesterday -purchased the 450-acre farm of M. Y. Cannon at Stirling. It is understood that the considera- tion was in the neighborhood uf If is .reported that Mr. Gannon K returning to Utah. TABER SCRAPPER LOST. (Special to Herald.) Taber. Alt., Dec. Sned- dt-n, of Taber, was knocked out last night iri the fifth round by Kid How- ells, of Seattle. THE POPE'S HEALTH. Joseph Sayer was brought to the court this morning to receive sen- tence on the charge of stealing, to which he pleaded guilty. Before the hour of sentence, however. E. J. Hill had interviewed his Honor Judge Winter, and asked that his sentence be E. J- Hill, acting iu tlie true spirit of .peace and good-will to all-men, has Rome, Dee. Pope has fully cuiisented to'take Saver back into his recovered from his recent illness. He received Archbishop Ireland, of St. Paul, in private audience today. service, when; it is to be hoped that Saver wHl have profited by his late experience. GILSEY HOUSE BURNED. New York, Dec. Gilsey Hottse, a famous hotel on Broadway. is on fire. It contains no guests. States to be investigated. The inter-f stamp in the est aroused by -the tuberculosis ex- hibit here is still felt in official cir- cles, and the movement for safe and sanitary cars is a popular one. "We have taken samples of mater- ial breathed by the sleepers in Pull- man declared Dr. Wiley in an interview, we'are analyzing it to find out what it is. We don't1 know what it is. All we know is that it isn't air. "Without doubt thousands of the cases of infectious diseases that oc- cur day after day without any source cf ccnttigion ever being' are caused by micro-organisms ab- sorbed into the system during rail- way travel. Outside -of a laboratory it would be difficult to find a -more home and breeding place for microbes than the modern up- holstered sleeping, car. Nearly till disease-breeding bacilli thrive in mod- erately warm and dimly lighted sur- roundings. Fresh air and abundance .pf bright sunshine are detrimental to' their growth. a door is opened or shut or any movement is made in the compartment clouds of dust are set in commotion, and myriads of micro-organisms that had been lying T m n .1 0 London. Dec. Alexan- dormant on the walls and floors start dm s well known interest in the off on a new hunt for a ,more con- _, Salvation Armv was emphasized to- tremal habitat." This they too often dav in a telegram to General find in the respiratorv passages of Booth, commanrler-in-chiei of that body, who was recently operated upon for a The telegram read as have felt so much for you, and hope the operation may be I trust you nro getting on toward complete recovery, and that, the sight you need so much will soon be entirelv restored." condition, and of his" speak'ing" to the company about it, and sending it up for repairs. This witness' evidence different pokfts was a direct co'n- trad iri ion that of H. L. Thomp- son's. The accused explained the discrepancies between the delivery receipts and the weigh bills by tell- ing his method of posting the books, the stamping being done by a boy in the office, and the stamp .not being reliable. The cross-examination was severe one. Gt-o. W. Green, manager for the Ellison Milling Co., was called, and testified as to the good character of the accused. H. L. called, denied ever adjusting accounts with the agent, confirmed previous statements as to paying bills bemre they were CITY NEEDS A LOT OF NEW SIDEWALKS Cost Of Necessary Walks Brought Before City Council Fire Losses During the Year Have Been Very Light BOWVILLE COUPLE WEDS. (Special to the Herald.) Bowville, Alta., Dec. "Wil- liams and Miss Hilnia Peterson as- sume the inarriacre vow. Flushing, K.. Y., Dec. trial of Thornton. J. Hains reached a cli- max of dramatic interest today when Mrs. Helene Annis, widow of W. E. Annis, in a deliberate recital, lasting nearly, three hours pictured the kill- ing' of her Imsband as he sat at the tiller of Ms boat by Captain. Peter C. HaLas, Mrs." Amiis nearly fainting a few min- utes before her examination -was con- 'She swayed in her chair quickly recovered after drinking a glass of water and smelling a vial of'salts.- It was hard for the defense and counsel, for Hainsy was. exhausted from the arduous cross examination which :was directed-relentlessly at .the state's witness and in an effort to shelve their testimony Thornton. Hairis lost much of the nonchalence that .has characterized bis manner. in previous sessions' and as he "was led from the court by the- two deputy prisoner appeared dejected and care- worn. .G-arbed in-a black cloth suit and wearing a wide flaring hat that cast a shadow over the upper part of her face, Mcs. Annis made an impres- sive figure on the- stand as she told in quiet tones her story of August loth at the .JBayside Yacht Club. Se- veral new points of evidence .added .dramatic interest to .the trial and lawyers for the state declared tonight that they make for.the certain cbnyic. tion of the defendant. "When Annis' boat canie alongside the float the, wi- dow testified that Thornton Hains beckoned to. his :brother': down the runway. The shooting followed a few minutes. Law- yer Mclntyre- tried to discredit the "beckoning which the state asserts proves that the author induc- ed the army captain to the crime and Mrs. Annis at this point was un- der cross examination for nearly half an hour. Hain's counsel developed that Mrs. Annis had not told District Attorney Darin that the defendant The marriage" of Miss HiJma Peter- beckoned to his brother until the sou to Mr. Joe Williams took place last' receipted, and as to paying1 amount .stated in. the bill. QUEEN'S MESSAGE TO GEN. BOOTH TRIP TO PANAMA. Washington, Dec. program for President-elect Taft and two or three eminent engineers to go to the Isthmus of Panama to look over the work, is regarded by the best of authority to be a matter of inspection and precaution, and nothing else. BUILDING PERMITS. The following building permits have been taken out during the past few J. Bechtel, residence. Round Ch'as. Sellens, residence, Arthur St. Wm. Ave. Reid, residence, Mr.. Hill, two residences, Ashmead St, F. H. Cox, barn, Argylc Ave. Miss May Upton, residence, near Isolation RUSH FOR LAND AT MOOSE JAW Moose Jaw, Dec. toxvn ship's in the country south of Moose Jaw were thrown open for entry, this morning and already over three hund- red land seekors, many from the Unit ed States are in town waiting to mn.ke applications. Hotel accommo- dation in the city is taxed to the ut- most limit but all visitors so far seem to have found shelter. Nothing unusual by way of demon- stration, or farewell marked the city council's last meeting of the year last night. The business was transacted with dispatch, very little discussioji being required. However, there a touch of completeness about every item and the onlooker was impressed with the. feeling that the balances had been struck and no unfinished business was left to interfere with the council's enjoyment of the holiday season by causing them to feel that could do a little work if they so desired. Acting Mayor Ives, and Aids. Ad- ams, Cunningham, Hutton, and Wat- son were present. A communication from Major Bur- nett stated that in extending Glyn St. his kitchen would have to be mov ed. He asked the city to bear the expense or give him an estim- ate of the cost. In return he would deed to the city a parcel of land, the width of the kitchen and 268 feot long. Tho Major's proposal was con- sidered very reasonable and he was given in return lor .the above mentioned strip oi land. An application from Jos. Stewart for the position of weigh master and market master was received and filed. E. T. Gait wrote expressing his pleasure at learning that the bylaw regarding his offer in the matter of the Gait hospital had been, accepted, and that he would proceed to execute his part, of the agreement. James A. McDonald appeared bc- fore tho council to explain his action re-gar.'! i us what the council though I j was a for a slight change in tho plans for the new fire hall. He stated that all he did was to pass on tlie, contractor's estimates xvhich he thought fair. The added expense was at the request of the I'iro Chief who wanted rooms for him self. He was competent to look af- ter his own business and thought the council's attitude unfair to him. Aid. Cunningham explained the cir- cumstances, he having told Fire Chief Fowler that he would have to put his eequests before the council and the council misunderstaod the architect's decision that the estimates were i'air j with the suggestion that the for a recommendation. A motion secretary treasurer be added to the was passed placing il.% McDonald's j 1909 committee. action beyond the slightest criticism. The engineer reported on the ani- It was enacted, that the o lit race j of new sidewalks required and between the city and the Lel.hi.-iidge advised a.s to. the relation-' of plank to cement sidewalks. In general--he would not lay tho new sidewalks -un- Fanning Company !H: The Massey Harris Co.'s request for permission to build a spur track and also that of the International Har- vester Co. were referred to the engin- til the grading was done. Tho'-'cost of needed sidewalks would be was laid on the "table The matter eer. i the new council to deal with. W. A. Mackenzie Co. of Toronto. The. (ire chief reported losses during wrote asking whether the council [the year to be There were wouJd, sell the Hospital Debentures now and if so to quote lowest figure. The letter was referred to the Finance Committee. A communication from David King was read in which he found fault with the council's action in passing two motions on his previous request for a rebate on his sewer. He claimed it was illegal and stated that his next step would be to havo the matter set. tied in a court of justice. The letter was filed. Katchelor, Marshall Skarin, also Janse McDonnell sent requests for payment of a percentage of the value of work done on the sidewalks and streets. They will be paid a percen- tage as recommended by thu engineer. A communication regarding a meet- ing of the Union of Alberta Municipal ities to lie held at Edmonton in Jan- uary was referred to Ihf council of thirty-six turn-outs for fires and prac- tices. The report was tiled. E. A. Cunningham, chairman of the Fire, Water and Light, Committee. gave a detailed report of the' work done hi that department during the- ycnr with .suggestions as to the car- rying on oi" the work. The report ijO committee. will notify all in Lethbridge on Saturday, December the 19th. The bride was attended by Miss Olga Brand void, while Cavl Pet- erson was groomsman. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. C. D. Peterson of this village and her charming person- ality and many virtues have won for her a host of staunch and loyal friends. The groom is a. farmer of this VH known and has also many friends. A reception and dance; xvill be given in tho Bow- ville Monday evening. Dec. -S, in honor of the bride and groom couple all the joys of long, happy and prosperous life. '''I ran down the runway and Thorn ton. Hains pointed his revolver at me and I turned to go back- and he press- ed his weapon against my back, say- ing, 'You get out of here or you will get the same." I ran up the runway and looking back saw my husband falling into the water." So said Mrs. Annis in the relation of her story and this new evidence the lawyers for Hains struggled vainly to discredit. The day was filled with unexpected incidents. While Mrs. Annis was tes- tifying Justice Crane cautioned Dis- tion, whereipon Mr. Darrin declared the court was unjust to him in mak- ing it appear that he was asleep on HOLD ENGINEER RESPONSIBLE.! the case. Pembroke. Out., Dee. eor- oner's jury last night returned a ver- R. C. BISHOP DEAD. diet holding Engineer Xaglc respon-! New York, Dec. Eight Rev. for the collision near here on j John S. McQua.de, Bishop of the Ro- Dee. 3. which caused the death of man Catholic Diocese of Burlington, En.ffineer Kowe, of Ottawa. Vermont, died at St. Vincent's Hos- pitnl today. was referred to thy I The Chief of Police owners of poultry that they will have to comply with the health by-law. The r.ity solicitor will be instructed to the Hospital bylaw confirmed John and Sons reported that they had removed 1.000 feet of pipe from the gas well and asked for 50 per cent, of the value of work done. The engineer thought it safe to give 9-175. The council granted The chairman of the License and I'oiice committee Snslructcd to CHINESE OFFER A BIG REWARD EDMONTON TEAM PRACTICES. Montreal, Dec. Edmonton hoc-key team had a good workout this morning. The men ail seem to be good The defence play- ed agninst the forwards during the hour's practice, .ifirl showed up well. GOOD NEWS, IF TRUE; _____ i.oiwm, it is learned that, with ;i view v> defeating the phins of the AnicriCiin Beef Trust, the Lon- don Mnrki-t LiMtor Committee, at a ivcvnt mcrting. resolved to tflku such steps ns might hi.- thought oYsinible to in- fluence the Board of Agricul- ture to remove thi- rostrict ions upon Ciiiiiu'lifin c.ittle. make such provision for clearing the j police station and cells as he deemed On t-h.> recommendation of tlie Chief dt1 accommodation will be pro- vided in the Xorth Ward fire hall for (ho police in that, part of the city, Smith, Cherry and (.'basso's' commun icat.ion as to plans and specifications for use in advertising for U-rrtors for the new power plant was referred 'to the city engineer. An application from the fire bri- gade asking for n grant of per man ns premium on accident insur- was granted. Thin year the premium is per man. A bylaw fixing the rnt.es of in debentures issued in hyhtw 3.1. was put through. Winnipeg, Man., Bee. thou sand dollars will be reworded by Chi- i ne.se of Winnipeg for of tho murderers of -Jung Leon and Kung How last Saturday night and if arrangements which were begun last evening are pushed to completion this will bo augmented in the near future by more, making in all 000 reward to go to whoever finds the slavers. REMOVING TO BROCKViLLE. Dee. National Company, vhose foun- dry fit IVmbroke was completely wiped out by the recent lire, will lo- te in Hrockville at once. SITE FOR A DRILL HALL At, last, night's meeting oi the Coun- cil in response to a letter from Major stilling that the Minister of Militia would be pleased to accept a r-ite for tlie Armory, it decided to procure u site immediately, and transfer the sumo to tlie proper au- thorities on the armovy building bo- ing commenced. LOCAL BUDGET i j Dr. Mullen of Kenora, Ont., is to j be associated in the future with Dr. Stewart, acting as his assistant. W. R. Skcy, Travelling Passenger Agent of the Oregon Railroad and" Navigation Co., and other roads, was in the city todny and made a call upon the Herald. He is looking af- ter an excursion the Spokane Cham- ber of Commerce is running over his "road to California in February. The excursionists will have a great chance to see r. lot', of country and will be hanqvictted and otherwise entertained at many points. Mr. Slccy thinks it would be a good idea if Lethbridge had a representative on board 90 that this city could be boosted wherever the party stops. ;