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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta lEe Lethbridge Daily VOL. III. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1909 NO. 12. BRIDGE WILL COST TEN MILLION Four Required To Build New Que- bec Bridge CARDINAL SATOLLI SUDDENLY WORSE Rome, Dec. condition of Cardinal Satolli became sud- denly worse today, through the complication of blood poisoning with the nephritis from which 'he has suffered. Receiving cablegrams from Cardinal Gib- bons and Archbishop Farley the prelate commented: 'My Ameri- can friends give me my last Great Throng iCheer the New Monarch On His Accession Ottawa, Dec. probably take lour yeara to complete the new Quebec bridge and work on the super- structure will not be begun until the latter part of next year. Represen- tatives ol all the leading bridge building firms Canada and the Un- ited States and Great -Britain or of firms in other parts ol the world have been invited to visit the office of the Brussels, Dec. 23.-Albert I, King engineer of the recoustruc-'of the-Belgians, with his Queen Ehza- tion of the bridge at Montreal ott or! bet- made a state entry to the cap- after January 3 next to study the'ital from Laiken this morning. Can- alternative plans as drafted for the non boomed a royal salute, church bridge contemplating either caa- bells rang out and thousands of ador- tilever or suspension fesiffn. jlr- lined the -route of tfce re- to .the magnitude of the un-; gal march crying Live Albert which probably represents Live Elizabeth." the greatest bridge building enterprise; ...'when the procession arrived at the hitherto undertaken some two or three cnamber where the path of ascension months will be allowed for a careful was ;to De taken the successor of Leo- exam inatioa of the plans -before u was given a noble reception tracts are called, for. Probably two by senators and deputies. months will then be given to allowable attempt of Socialists to make a for the submission of the failed miserably. At thus making it late in the summer; every discordant note frefth out- before any contract for the superstruc.' break of cheerinK drowned the voices To our patrons, our readers and our friends; to our admirers, our enemies and our contemporaries; to one and ail we wisk Meffie, Merrie Gnrist- May your hearts be light and your purses heavy. May the joy of the Christmas spirit be yours KING ALFONSO SERIOUSLY ILL Paris, Dec. Gil Bias today prints a private communi- cation from Madrid stating that the condition of King Alfonso has created the gravest anxiety in court circles. Another opera- tion is imperative, ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTH ALBERTA CO. AUTOMOBILES NOW MAIN CONSERVATIVES NOT fO OPPOSE ELLIS Ottawa, Otta- wa Connsarvatives ,iave prac- .decided notJ to nominate s> .candidate test the city at 'the bye-electVpii to be, held to elect! a to 8ir Wilfrid Laurier if Ellis remains in the fisld.-- EIHg 'a running as champion of ttiift of ra contribution to the British navy. The Liberal! .have not yet decided on a can- didate. It is expected that the election will be -'held toward the end of January. commence. King Albert'a speech from Meanwhile work on the substructure 1jirone vas an eloquent tribute to the contract for which has already; aiwi to his uncle King Loo- been awarded to M. P. and J. Davis. n He declared that the latter will be proceeded with. The performed a prodigious work in. British Make Strange Elec- tion Appeal London, Dec. an appeal isued today from the Central Conner-J racive office the general-election WfgaVS' R. Bi Bennett KC- tariff LETBMTAIN MAKE DECISION not be decided by the budgett. Urtff reform of the Lords, Socialism or of free automobiles placed, at tne -dis- We must have motor cars to carry voters to the says the man- ager of the Conservative campaign. garding Form of Na- val Montreal Dec.'" Richard B. Ben- TWELVE YEAR OLD BOY HERO Saved Heavily Laden Paasenger Train Froni We have opened a registration at j i o headquarters where owners of cars information as to when pletion of the whole bridge is expect- with the constant thought of jean record ed ia 1914. Pending the the nation and increasing, voting of the bridge a car ferry service will cconOmic resources of. Belgium- ;tTMfl roll may called a roll of proba-bly be inaugurated to ban-die the the Congo -the nation wishes a i honor. We can use cars -for any- traffic on the national transcontinen- policy Oj humanity and progress m- tal line, which will, it is expected, 'be he said. "The mission ol open for through business from Prince coionjza.tion cannot .be Rupert to Moncton in 1912. The to missioi, ot high tal cost of the bridge is estimated at Brussels, Dec. Albert con- IN MINE FOR FIFTY YEARS But Will Soon Be Put Out In Coal Philadelphia, Dec. is a prospect that the fire which has been burning for fifty years in a mine at Summit Hill, Pa., at last will be ex- tinguished. The mine contains one of the most valuable deposits of coal In the anthracite region and millions of dollars have been spent in vain efforts to put out the fire. A Scranton construction company which had tbe contract for extinguishing the fire has completed its work. The company occupied a year in building a concrete wall 15 feet thick. This extended far below the mass of burning coal and it is thought the work has had the' effect of covering the fire but this will not be settled positively'for some time. tinned: "The throne has its preroga- tives and its responsibilities. Ttoe sovereign must .be.the.servant pt. law and.the social peace. I. love .my- country and the Queen shares with me in unalterable feeling of fidelity to Belgium, which we are inculcating also in our children. .1 pledge my sell to do my duty Bcrupu- lously and -to concentrate all my stren'sth and my whole life to the ser- vice of the fatherland." Loud cheering which had frequently interrupted the speaker, Erected the as "he concluded. days; Now is the time for owners of cantfto show their on the appeal, the Daily Telegraph says: "The working class voter of England today demands- a free motor .ride at election times and if he does not get .it- he does, not: vote. The; East Wolverhamptbn nbje- election was lost because Conserva- tives could not .semi motor cars to Coventry to eet a dozen men on tbe register. On tbe. other hand H Lever, M. P., save half a dozen Wolverhampton radicals working at Port Sunlight a day's holiday and a motor trip to enable them to record their votes. _ "Carriages are insufficient. The modern elector .retires to be patron- he flippantly termed "the wa scurc." He siM: .whom with do not savy.the idea uf ,1 Canadian navy at present. There a rery large tin-portion of Araerl cans -f the and many c-r the-leaders "hold tht? LOCAL BUDGET Egan REAL ESTATE BOOMING AT THE QUEEN CITY Regina, Dec. real estate activity in the city still continues to be exciting with the daily registra- tion of property and tne sites are transferred the, figures of selling prices rise accordingly. MEDICINE HAT CURLING CLUB Medicine Hat, Alta. Dec. Helena on an extradition case- John. a on'Scarth street for Wren is under arrest there on the charge of horse stealing and is fight-: Tne hardware firm -of Armstrong, ing extradition. Smyth and Dowsell, of_ If you: know of anybody who is in made need kindly notifr the chief of police- More has been gathered for the Door! and the difficulty now is to find needy. The police will -give a freV ticket for a Christmas dinner at a restaurant. 'Supplies may also obtained upon application to 'the chief. Mrs. Hornibrook of ..Calgary and Mrs. Lou Winkler who has been spend ins the summer in Ontario will spend; the holiday season at the -home of: their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H.' McKeown of this city. Mr. brook and Mr. Minkler will also spend the holidays here. ized." These statements sound strange alongside grave -utterances- of Bobert Blacbford ana many others to the ef- fect of the British empire is in the balance. that the talk'of. a Canadian navy at it e- present -die. My own views are tbsit If' the whicU men- ace- the British empire is as -great ar some most think Canada Olympia, Wash., Dec. Hunton, twelve year old boy, saved a heavily loaded Northern Pacific Pas- genger train from a disastrous wreck shortly past noon yesterday. Hunton and a. companion of the saine age, Sain were .Christmas decorations along the right of W.IT IV-Q miles itorn Olympia, when .th broken rail, which 1-ft an opening in'the track several feet long knowing a passenger train, was d long. Knowing a passenger train was due to. pass ,soon ,the boys deter- mined to give warning. up the track in the direction of Tacoma and' Burrows started toward Olympia both running at top speed. Hunton had proceeded but a short distance when he dis- covered the train bearing .down on him at.a rate of forty miles an hour. Seizing a handkerchief he.-waved it frantically.. For a time it appeared the engineer would' not heed the sis; tO'Brr'na1' but-the" train eventually began to form tliti''con-'-Blow 'down .brought to tribution-should take- lor.the Bri- tisbT admiralty to "The n-al problem of the (utare v.511 fcA-.d Mr. Bennett "hoWAto keep Eastern riu1. Western .er." STEFOFF MEETS HIS DOOM Toronto, Dec." Falle Stefoff, the Macedonian who was convicted of hacking SimofT, a fellow countryman, to death with a hatchet in order to had oh him, was hanged this morn- ing by Hangman Radclifle. Stefoff confessed to killing Slmoff. standstill -within five the brok en rail. Passengers and engine crew lionized the' boy and took aboard the train. The broken track was tern porarily repaired to permit the pas sage of train and a wrecking crew was dispatched to the scene. W. H. WALLER HAS PASSED AWAY "Word was received todar o- death of W. H. Waller, at his hoiru near Kingston. Ont, yesterday. Mr Waller was formerly in the dray bus iness in Lethbridge and was a highly esteemed citizen. were elected. Hon. W. T. Finlay. To Each Otter-Most Important Interprovincial Connection Mad Converse Seven Hundred Miles Milne. 1st. Vice T. Pawcetc. 2nd Vice T. Hopper. Sec. Holt. Club C. Hawthorne, t J. Walton, C. S. P5nsle, J. H. Collier Horai- and J. Bevoon. Executive inson, J. E. "Thomas, and F. J. G-ilroy. Be- C. 3. STAINED FLAGS number of will revere. At Knox Church on Sunday, the fol- Representative Members lowing Christmas music will be ren- voon afld H g Craig. tiered bv the choir, besides the usual Hutchineon. Christmas Carols: Anthem, "0 Ziou.Pmgle and W. Kuckvale. that brinRcst good Tidings (StainerV..; Soprano solo and choruses, "There tJDrCTDlfE WAD were by Misi JQ fRtJtRf ffAlV Clarke and choir; Anthem, Herald Angels (Rev. E. V. HalH. As a postlude to the evening service the Hallelujah Chorus will be played. Ottawa Dec. has just TIM HEALY HAS Ueen deposed .In the archives depart. _______- _ nt -whicn 2OOC STIFF FIGHT j Opposed as Disloyal to Irish Nationalist Par- ty and Redmond PnbHn, Dec. of the most exciting oontesta in Irish Parliament- ary roinpaign Is that in North Louth. where Timothy M. Healy opposed as a disloyal member the Irish Na- tionalist party. His opponent is Rich- ard Ilazoiion member for North Gal- way. a young man who hns always suppored" John Redmond. Flealy en- loys the vigorous support of Cardin- al I and nearly all priests in the district while ?.tr. Hazel (.on is sup- ro'tofi by the Ancient. Order of J-iIberians.' The struggle is certain They were borne by loyal men ir ithe war of 1S12 and blood besmeared anc bullet torn, are hanging on the walls of the new building eet aside as sacred to Canadian history. The flags are those of the 4th and 5th regl raejits Canadian militia, the incor pomed militia of Upper Canada, the 100th artillery, the Royal Emigrants the 1st Canadian regiment, the Que- bec militia of 1775 and Royal Engln to develop picwres'VJe Icalurc-s. ar.d dramatic eers. ?nf. anc Quebe are "badly tattered and torn militia and indicate the severity of their gagements. The two flajrs of Royal Emigrants are curious. are iioijie made, woven of small wor squares with poles of al of the nags were given to Dr. Dough tv's cnrc by tbe militia department (Special to the'Herald) Frank. Alta., Dec. was one of the most telephone onversations ever held, over a ioiig istance line in Western Canada, nd one which may be regarded as istorical, was. held yesterday over he covernment long dis- ance line through the Pass in con- unction with the -line, of the Koot- nay Telephone Lines, Ltd. The peakers were Mayor Fink of Cran- )rook and Mayor Jamieson of Cal- 'ary and the conversation marked he opening of telephonic, communi- cation throughout the Crow's Nest made possible by the joining )f the Alberta government line with that recently built from the west trough the British Columbia por- tion of the Nest Pass by the Cootenay Telephone Lines, Ltd. All fall the work of building the government line to 'the pro- vincial boundary at Crows Nest and of the British Columbia line from the west has been In progress. The wires were united Saturday last and the 'ormal opening took place yesterday One may now speak from almost any part of "Alberta with, another person ;n almost any part of British Colum- or will- be able to as soon as some further extensions ui tile Kootenay system now under way are complet- ed. It is possible to converse over the telephone from Lloydminster to Cranbrook, a distance of 700 miles or more and early in the spring it will be. possible to talk withvSpokane and all points in Northern Idaho, Washing ton and the boundary country, HO wide are the ramifications of the var- ious lines that will be connected up by that time. mnense Amtunt Of Work Done OB Irrigation Dilch and Headgates Medicine Hat, Dec. Sou- hern Alberta Land Company has dut down operations in its ion. work for the winter after a sea- on's work marked by great activity nd involving an expenditure oC be- seven hudred tbou- POLITICIANS BUTTING IN Manchester Guardian Are A Puzzle ween six and and dollars. At tte intake on the Bow River, no bove Gleichen, over cubic yards f concrete have been -built -already in he great dam which is being con- tructed and 1800 feet of embankment hirteen feetl hfiriit has-.' been raised Ottawa, Dec. cable story to the Manchester Guardian in which a Canadian cabinet minister Is cred- ited with "butting in" political con- test in Great Britain and expressing strong anti-unionist sentiments has attracted considerable attention here. Difficulty now appears to be iu finding author of story, both writer and party interviewed. The Guardian is not known as hav- ing an accredited representative here and no one has so far been among the cabinet willing to should- er the responsibility of a wholly un- warrantable ..the do- mestic politics 'of" Great Britain.' Suspicion has been directed 1n 3, couple of quarters but their ignor- ance of the whole business is diplo- matically professed, while there is nd rip rapped with rock grouted in with cement. The big cut in the ith and sixth miles of the first di- ision is two-thirds completed, repre- the bitterest partisan spirit TjflTinpr himself and Fiel entin-g the excavation doubt that the Laurier cabinet in which their views would be openly express- ed for publication is questionable. A Puzzle in Britain London, Dec. political" puzzle of the hour is. the Canadian minister who openly violating the .first principals of autonomy has join- ed in the British ards of earth, work on this division fi00 QQQ himself and Fielding, no 01 ouu.u jone sllSpectSi but suspicion fastens The balance of the on two of Slr %vilfrid-s leading, col- comprised of he fifty mile stretch from the intake leagues who in a recent visit to Eng- land talked in -wild fashion on Brft- __ iish home affairs which are so com- o Lake McGregor, is practically Cn-jplex and SQ as to pU2Zle fhed. The 'dam across the north end the lake has been built up to a most experienced British statesman- ship. Many Radicals realize the weight ol about eight feet, which is menace to imperial good feeling which this departure involves and deplore nst one-sixth of -the height to which hoe t will be raised. minister-s lndiscretion and hope Operations havejLaurIer lose no time on behalf already been inaugurated on the sec-; of his colleagues in repudiating the division of-the work and at the; Canadian minister's partisanship of JL ,i- oft nnn kind in British election before >utlet of tbe: cubic: .g gpread by CampaigneE8 yards of earth have1? been removed j Ci.rcuiation of these mis-stateinents rom the canal bod. The concrete in [in leaflet form in every part of Eng- dam at the north end of Lake Me-; and Scotland as. Canada's oHicial Grcgor has heen laid in layers gtaidard devotes an eet thick and thoroughly packed with to what it caiig this attempt to- ex- 20-ton thus, ensuring" great jpioit Canada for British political puiy solidity calls minister's statements" i Manchester Guardian an astound- dams at the lake-will, in be of uniolllsm: -a travestv with re-inforcea complete and partisan'that it is' completed t6 a height ten feet to be believed -it will-pass the hiph water mark of 'the reservoir j which has a capacity of acre eet of water. Some 600 men and 350 teams, to- gether with two steam shovels and five and "trains have been ployed all summer on these extensive operations- bridges 'have been The Standard especially resents the gross personal attack on esteemed Unionist leader, Lord Lansdowne. and adds: "British statesmen on both sides 'Of politics have always observed-' j a most careful abstinence from par- ticipation in Canadian international politics.' It is incredible that Sir Wil- frid 'Laurier or any of his colleagues thein-lwould desire to depart from whole- 1 some, principle that each country its own political built on the first tention is to proceed with operations I on tie second division as soon as j smoice. sprine up Without waiting... The Manchester Guardian today re- for finishme touches to he put on1 turns to them 'repeating minister's lor LOUIES. u imost violent utterances and especial- this ;year's work by the }y. empllasi2ing hjs declaration that who have it in hand. iall well informed Canadians -'fnr The -route of the electric Radical victory, while a VltortA me AUUUC u victory might cause Canada itself to the terminal points .of which are! leave the Empire Medicine Hat 'Calgary, has been' dctermin-ed, and, as seen -by the plans it will cover a: section of country which none of the proposed steam railway lines propose to serve The Kootenay company will in th spring build from Cranbrook to King gate where connections will be mac with the lines of the Rocky Mountai Bsll by of. which th connection with, the points mentioned will be afforded. The Alberta government system is now engaged In putting in a special metallic circuit over its main trunk lines to be used exclusively for the new connection, thus assuring the best possible se'rvice to be had over long distance' telephone. Develop Trade The new service may be expected to be an important factor in develop- CITY AND DISTRICT Miss Dixon, of the Telephone Cen- tral went to Calgary1'for Christmas.! Sergt. Mcwson, R.N.W.M.P.. has! been transferred from Regina as act-' ing Sereeant-Maior at the Barracks here. The Herald was in. error in. stating that Sergt. Hum-by would; succeed Scrst.-Major Raven. The King has iuvitrcd ttvcsty-cis--; guests to a Christmas -dinner in the morning at _. 10.30 o'clock. Congrat- were exchanged be- tween Mayors Fink and Jamieson. and the service was particularly good the speakers being able to hear one another as distinctly as If speaking In the same room. Superintendent of Service B. M. Morris, Of the government telephone department, was at the Blairmore headquarters of the government ex- change In the Pass for the occasion and at the switchboard during the opening ceremonies. Talk 700 Miles The Inauguration of the new ser- vice was one of the most Important If not actxially the. most important' chat has yet taken place In connec- with tliR opernMon of tliA Al- berta, govern men t.'s telephone system It for the first time brings Al- berta and British Columbia into di- rect communication with one another. TORONTO EXPRESS AVRECKED Montreal, Dec. of the Toronto-Winnipeg express which left Winnipeg' on Wednes- day night was derailed seven miles west of Chapleau. Several coaches in the middle of the train left the rails and two of them turned over on their sides. About twenty per- sons received slight injuries and the foi.owing Said to be more seriously injured: M. Moquil, Amsterdam, N. T., back injured. D. A. McLean, Moosomin. Sask., internal injuries. Mrs. Hugu McMahon. New- dale, Man., back und side injur- ed.. Mre. S. Dickson, Winnipeg, body Injured. The cause as far as i" yet as- certalrable, was a broken rail, the. eng.ne having passed over safely. Campbell, of Loth- among those slight-iy in- iurerl. Nest Pass In and Brit- ish Columbia for the reason that whereas it has hitherto been almost impossible to get quick communica- tion between any town In one prov- ince with any town In the other, ow Ing to poor telegraphic service, busi- ness of an urgent nature can now be transacted with the utmost expedi- tion. The Kootenay Telephone Lines, Ltd. in order to bring about the uniting of the two provinces by telephone, has performed a big work during the past year. Its line has been built at an expense of upwards Its line is the standard long distance copper wire construction and the ser- vice is fully equal to that of the Al> berta government system. The Com pany now has 500 miles of line, has 75 toll stations and operates two ex changes, at Cranbrook and Fernie. II has as well connection with sex-era' small exchanges and has afford ing telephone communication with al of the lumbering and mining camps Hi CO-OL f The new service will prove of mense benefit to the farming com bordering the mountains ac a very part of their ujnrket hay and srrain is found in t'ie i IPS' and inrnborinr: cnmps w'tli whicl they have boon given telephone con ndction. LOCAL BUDGET No-tire of appeal has been given in the case, of Elijah Pilling, convicted I town bylaw at Cardston. W. j C. Ives is appearing for the appell- ant, Downer, Leverett DeVeber, Urch .and Arthur Mewbunx returned lasi night from Trinity Col- lege School, Port Hope, Out., for Christmas holidays. E. R. J. Forstcr and wife of Spar- wood, B. C., were in the city today on their way' to spend Christmas at Medicine Hat. Robinson, secretary-treas- ight for Spo January 18th. Spiendid guard room at the Barracks. It is needless to say that the invitations will be accepted and an extra good dinner will be provided for the guests, of the Kins- I Blackstone, a Cree Indian, is charg- ed with being -drunk and a half bteed s charged with assault and attempt-; ing to supply liquor to Blackstone.; The case noon at The drunken row took place on the flat across the river. pupiis Of -White School gave a chairman hristmas entertainment last Lytlf} acted as people from the 5 is being tried this after-, Normal gchool rctuniod last night, the R.N.W.M.P. Barracks. studies havfeg con- ST. AUGUSTUS CHOOSES 1 eluded. Those who returned were 1 Misses Valeria Crofts, Gertie Staf- i ford, Laura Roy, Corinne Roy, Glen- ella Hardy, Sadie Lowther aad Miss Amos of Raymond. The vestry of St. Augustin's Par- ish met last night for the purpose of j choosing a successor to Rev. J. S. PHENOMENON ture Accompanied by Gale London. Dec. aieterological it is stated has one hundred anfl experienced in drivers who recently resigned hisj charge, to take effect! at the of January. Rev. J. E. Murrell-Wright, M. A., a graduate of o Trinity College, at present curate ot-parts of western and southern Eur- St. Mark's parish, Toronto, was sc-j0pe. The temperature has risen with as the choice of the vcs'try. He comes from "England originally. was educated in Canada, and spent some yr-ars as curate at Qu'Appcllc, swltzerlnrd, Sask. He is a man of b'road culture nnrl a brilliant speaker as well as an all-round Ho will comnirncd his here gale In