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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1908. NUMBER 12. HOLLAND WITHDRAWS r FLEET FROM CARIBBEAN SATISFIED WITH VENEZUELA'S CONCESSION CASTRO DOESN'T KNOW THAT HE HAS BEEN OUSTED. -i lie iMUg'ue, Dee. vi tiii.' i'evoeaiiou of obuoxioiLS decrees, and in view of the fact thai the Vene- zuelan Government lias granted the principal demand of the Dutch Gov- ernment, the fleet which was sent to Venezuelan waters to enforce orders will be ordered to suspend their ag- gressive and some of the ships will be recalled. The fore- going is an official statement. Th prompt appointment of former Min- ister Paul to negotiate settlements of tin- disputes between Venezuela and the foreign governments bas made a good impression. It is believed here that Senor Paul was always friendly towards the Netherlands, and favored an adjustment of the trouble with Holland. Caracas, Dec. "21, via WillleiiiMadt, Dec. Minister of the Inter- ior issued a proclamation today ad- dressed to the governors of -several districts and territories, which says: "Now or never Venezuela can and must prove that she possesses, do .'ill, humane associations with verile, t.aditions, intrinsic virtue, the abili- ty to govern herself well and infinite- ly improve. By order of the First Magistrate all citizen? in prisons for political causes' are liberated. To complete this act of necessary jus- all Venezuelans at large who the same cause has dispersed, are called buck. We have pending the international conflict which the coun- try knows of through the recent Gov- announcements, and this demands imperiously from Venezue- lans the obligation of unity in a common cause. Let us show that we. "are worthy and strong in defence of the honor of our flag." Berlin, Dec. Cus- tm, the Dictator of Venezur-la. deposed by his .people and discredited by his Government, is lying on a sick bed in Berlin in complete ignorance -of the events at Caracas that have resulted in his downfall. A member of the Presi- dent's party said this morning that Castro had received no news from home, and did not know what had transpired there. While the newspapers of Berlin PARISH CHURCH BURNED. Montreal, Dec. 10.30 tonight lire broke out in the paii-h church of Coteau du Lac. 40 miles of Montreal, on the main line of the G. T. If., and at midnight the structure, valued at was a mass of ruins. BIG STORM AT NEW YORK.' MANITOBA TO CUT PHONE ure iiiied with despatches setii'.igi umh in deiaii i.he highly sensational 'occurrences of the past few days that in the repudiation of Castro and the installation of a new Government in place of the orgj tion he left behind to run the coun- try during his absence, .statements that were given official confirmation by the German Foreign Office this .'iiorning, Castro is reposing in a private sanitarium in this city, the iitbject of a consultation of eminent physicians. The entire forenoon to- day was given up to observation of the patient and consultation on the p-iu of the specialists summoned to examine him. l-'y orders of the physicians it is impossible, to see Castro, and it difficult to spf-ak with any of associates. While all the eyes of e world are turned on the Vene-' elan question, lie is occupied prim- arily in a fight against a serious ma lad v. RATES ELECTION IN VIRDEN. Winnipeg, Dec. writ for the bye-election in V'irden, made ne- cessary by the death of J. H. Agnew, Provincial Treasurer, was issued to- day. The election is set for January with the nominations one week earlier. er.ce a green Christmas, was di-pell- ;-d by the first big real snowstorm of the winter. It set in shortly after 6 o'clock, and continued uninterrupt- edly throughout the night. The sur- face cars kept going, but the progress was slow. NOT LIKELY TO GO TO JAIL Government Phones Are Showing Good Profits WAS WRECKED. Winnipeg, Dec. commis- sioner of the Hudsay's Bay Company has received information that the company's barque Stork, recently re- j ported from London as overdue from James Bay, was wrecked at Lisbon Shoals in Hudson's Bay. The crew and passengers saved, and are hill well at Moose Factory. SAN FRANCISCO. WILL BE OVERSHADOWED BY EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION TO BE UNEARTHED IN COAL CITY. OPINION OF LABOR LEADERS ON SENTENCE OF GOMPERS AND OTHERS. GIVE US SUNNY ALBERTA. New York State Farmers Frozen Up and Can't' Get Water. Plattsburg, .V. Y., Dec. New York state and particularly the Adirondack region is in the grip o the most severe cold spells it has ev- er experienced so early in the winter. The mercury at Lake Placid register- ed 22 degrees below zero today, while at Upper Chateauguay Lake it stood 19 below and at. other points from twelve to eighteen below. Up state fanners whose wells have been dry for months and who have been de- pending on the .streams for their wa- ter supply are suffering greatly "owing to the freezing of the brooks. The fanners at Allcnburg have been forced to drive for five miles for water. MARINE ENQUIRY ENDS. Ottawa, Dec. the enquiry into marine, affairs yester- day afternoon. Judge Cassels stated that the departmental matters were all cleared except in British Colum- bia and Prince Edward Island, but it WAS hardly necessary to go there. LONDON'S ENGINEER. London, Oct., Dec. City Council tonight appointed Edgar Sif- as engineer in charge of the dis- tribution plant of Niagara power. NEW COUNCIL BANQUETS OLD SUICIDE AT LUMSDEN. Lumsden, Sask., Dec. j Darby, aged 70, a well known resi- dent, here, committed suicide by blowing out his brains with a shot- gun. TRAVELLER DEAD. 'Portage la Prairie, Dee. 2 -Jus. A. Marshall, aged 45, a well known agent and traveller, died at his home here. INNOVATION OF A PLEASANT NA- TURE INTRODUCED AT CLARES- HOLM. Detroit, Mich., Pec. think you will find that Sir. Gompers, Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Morrison will never serve was the comment of Commissioner General of Immigration Daniel J. Keefe. former vice president of the American Federal ion.-of Lufror and head of the Longshoremen's Un- ion. Boston, Dec. Vice Presi- dent -James Duncan of the American j Federation of Labor said tonight, "ij am certain thai, the power of the pres ident can be used right away m caus- ing the release of President Gompers. If President Gompers is compel Jed to spend a year's term ij. jail he will conduct the affairs of the federation in the jail in which he is I thinkthe disposition is vn- just that I have ever hoard." Winnipeg, Dec. the immedi- ate future, before the end of the year, announcement will be made by the Government of a reduction in the present telephone rates. Under Government ownership the j telephones have been" a financial suc- cess, and it is expected that the pro- fits for the first year will amount to approximately This has been brought about by a careful sav- ing of expenses by the Manitoba Gov- ernment Telephone Commission, and also by a judicious raising of rates in certain classes which had hitherto too low. i As far as can be learned, although J nothing has yet been definitely de-! cidedj phones in Winnipeg! will cost but after 'the first of! the year, and business phones will i cost in the neighborhood of .530 or against now charged. Throughout the province similar re- ductions will be made wherever pos- sible, but in every case the rate will i be considerably lower than those now charged. Careful estimates show that under the proposed rates the tele-' pjone system will be in fact, will show a small surplus' every year, while the new lines to be j constructed will also' be supported! by their own revenue. I PLUMBERS NOW HAVE A UNION ORGANIZATION COMPLETED AT A MEETING IN The charter and supplies for the new local union for the plumbers hav frig arrived, a strong meeting of the j plumbers, gas fitters, etc., was hold in the Labor Hall last night. The iocol organizer of the American Fed- eration of Labor was present and ob- ligated and installed the members and officers. The following are the first P. Tepper; vice-president, D, Robson; Past Pres- ident, Jos. Devlin; Recording Secre- tary, A. Milligan; Financial Secreta- ry and Treasurer, H. Cameron; Inside Sentry. W. I-Talburton. It was de- cided to -affiliate with the Trades and Labor Council, but the election of delegates was left, over to the next meeting, which will be held on the first Wednesday in the New Year in the Labor Hall. Last. Tuesday evening the jailer at Minot, N'.D., gave permission to Ocev C. Webb, to go out in the town for a short time. Webb was serving a sentence of one year a ,d a fine for running a "blind pig" in that town, ten months of which he had served. Webb left the jail, and making his way to the depot, purchased a ticket for Canada. After crossing the boun- dary line Webb took train for the West, taking the Soo flyer at the nearest point, and he arrived in Leth- bridge. taking up his abode in one of the local hotels. About 9 o'clock this morning Chief Gillespie received a wire giving a description of the man. Sergt. Kroning had noticed the man in the city last evening, so it was a matter of an hour or so before he was under arrest. Webb is now wait- ing for the arrival of the U.S. police to convey him back to jail. DISMISS POLICE CHIEF. Ottawa, Dec. of Police Kiernan, of Buckingham, Que., has been dismissed. No reasons are as- signed by the councillors. There has a considerable undercurrent of feeling since the strike riot a cou- of years AN EDITOR DIES SUDDENLY. Port Elgin, Ont.. Dec. regret is felt in this towu arid in all parts of North Bruce at the death of Mr. Robert Klein Times, Claresholm, Dec. H. Ugland has been officially appointed DaiiifT and not Freeman Anderson. One of the pleasantest events in the history of Clureshohn took place last evening when the newly elected coun- cillors entertained the retiring coun- cillors and particularly Mayor Moffat to supper in the restaurant of J. B. Boese. H i in1 run NEW TOWN SITE AT SEVEN PERSONS. Medicine Alta.. Dec. K. Drinnan and I-Tarrv Foster of this The Clarosholm orchestra was riottfC :infl nt'tv-M- on Um t. supper hud been done justice to sev- eral toasts were proposed. George Simpson acted as Master of tho Cer- emonies. Wni. MofTntt, the late may or proposer', the toast of Claresholm giving some interesting particulars of his first arrival and stating that he city are having a townsite surveyed u hl.illiant future for the town. The present Mayor E. W. Frost replied in a neat speech in which he dwelt largely on municipal mutters and the transportation ques- at Seven Persons. S. Cokely is do ,jj the surveying. A town is nec- essary on account of the large num- ber of homesteads and preemptions filed CM in the There is ac- ready a genera! store and post office there. tion. In tho coiif.se of a lengthy toast, list other interesting speeches were given by W. A. Cornwall, Rev. Mr. Henderson, Alfred Wylie, who spoke in an interesting way on edu- cation. E. .1. Camies who gave many reminiscences of the old days in the country twenty years ago. and stated that ho and not Mayor MolTatt was the first citizen of Clnrosholm. pro- Lethbridge is TO have a new sixty-j lllc from tho mayor A New Hotel For This City MUST KEEP GOOD HOTEL. Toronto. Dec. the annual banquet of the Commercial Travelers' Association of Canada last night. Pro- vincial Secretary Hannn said .steps make a higher would be taken to standard for hotels in Ontario to which hotel keeper.- will have lo ad- here to. An official will be engaged exclusively to inspect country hotels. POST OFFICE IS A MONEYMAKER Ottawa. Dec. annual port of the Postmaster-General for I TWO NEW SUBJECTS. Toronto, Dee. and arithmetic in future will be included in the list of subjects to be taken by students at matriculation examina- tions for Ontario universities, accord- ing to a decision reached yesterday at a conference of representatives of Pittsburg', 'Dec. was shaken from end to end today bv thunderbolts of sensational testimony in connection with the newly disclos- ed municipal legislative scandal. The troubles of San Francisco are popular ly declared to be tame in comparison Furthermore it is said the develop- i ments today are mere preliminaries to subsequent steps against addition- al councilmen and businessmen. The testimony offered in the court today intimated strongly that over three score of councilmen are "easy to reach" and the -'reaching" neces- sitated only small sums ranging from S100 to and out of a mass of testimony came an apparent dis- closed majority of the council body had been "reached." In the passage of one ordinance it was testified that sixty coan cilmen divided forty-five thousand dol lars. Sensations followed one ano- ther in rapid succession today, dur- ing the hearing of the seven council- men and two prominent bank officials arrested on charges nf bribery, cor- rupt solicitation and conspiracy last Monday night. i W. W. Ramsay and A. A.'Vilsack, former president and cashier of the German National Bank was called for a hearing. It was testified that they had been approached by Councilman Klein, one of the accused who stated the baak would be made a de- pository for the city's funds, "if the German National would do as other banks have done." A. witness further declared that after several conferenc- es the bankers placed on a table in a room in the bank and that Councilman Klein and, a companion entered the room and a short time later left the bank. The bankers then visited the rooms and the money was gone. At the request of directors both of the bank officials resigned last Saturday. They were held in bonds of 814-.000 each. Pittsburg, Dec. flashlight photo of a .member of the Council Daly accepting money from a decoy it is said, will be one of the strongest features of the evi- dence to be presented tomorrow morn- ing, wheu seven members of the council and two former bank officials are to be given a preliminary hear- ing on charges of bribery, corrupt .solicitation, and other illegal sets, brought by the Voters' League. This picture was taken, in a pri- vate room in a downtown hotel. Be- sides the councilmen, the flashlight photograph is said to show an agent of the Hufling Detective Agency of Scranton, Pa., who worked tip the cases. This man is reported to have posed as a member of a firm anxious to sell wooden paving blocks to the city, and to have become very inti- mate with the councilmen. With other detectives concealed within hearing distance, the councilmen are alleged to have been induced to fell of the negotiations to secure the pas- sage of the legislation, the name of the other members who shared in the bribe, and to say that members were tired of promises, and wanted to see his real money. Taking ?100 and bills from a large roll of bills, and just as the councilman reached for his allotment the flashlight was taken. The coun- cilman, it is said, broke down and wept, and he accused his companion of trapping him, to which there was no denial. The other detectives ap- peared and made the arrest. It is reported that some "of the bribe- .money was paid in cheques, and stubo will be offered in evidence. It is practically admitted that a num- ber of decoy contractors and promot- ers were introduced to trap council- men, and that many temptations have been offered councilmen during the past month. In some quarters it is believed that Mayor Guthrie. was back of the probe, he having been the attorney of the Voters' League some years ago. Attorney John Horsher, attor- ney for the Hebron Street Eailway Co.. whose ordinance is mentioned in the charge against councilmen, de- clared he received a letter from a councilman, saying, "Your ordinance .is ready to pass, come on and bring Such a letter, it is said, is to be offered against the accused men. TAFT NAMES NEW CABINET tlie year ending March 31st .shows a Provincial universities net .surplus of showing in the dian Postoffice. spite of very large expansion in the the best! history of the Cana-i The surplus i.s in i THREE MEN KILLED. Cobalt, Dec. Hamil- ton, of Ottawa: Fved Kelly, of West postal service, including the estnb- Tnuipleton, and Edward" Na- lishnient of 446 new postoffices. It it ion, of is estimated that letters j Cohimbu.- were posted in Canada in twelve i down months ending March, an increase! of th ovt-r tin Pierre, were killed in the mine yesterday by falling a shaft through the breaking 1 rope of the bucket in which previous year of were de-seendinsr. f mom hotel. It will be a brick struc- ture, and will be located on Ford St.. west of Round. Chas. Haii.-va will be the proprietor. R. V. Gibbons, nut through the deal. The applica- tion for the license lias already been GIBBONS TO BE KNIGHTED London, Dec. is rumored that GI-O. C. Gibbons, C., of London. is to be knighted for his services on International Waterways Coin- JOE MARTIN FOR LONDON. Toronto, Dec. Martin leaves Vancouver for England Feb. I. He has closed some of his, large real estate interests, and is giving up la.w practice. He will argue Canadian cases before the Privy Council, and may seek admission to the English bar. He is certain to take a hand in Old Country politics. that ho "only camped there." J. H. Smith spoko in an intelligent way about, tho transportation question and the building of elevators said that, had there been sufficient, trans- portation facilities in Claresholm in thc way of tracks, etc., one elevator could deal with all the groin, li. 0. Haslam proposed the "Mother Coun- try" -to which there replied the Rov, Mr. Stumor and T. T.. During the ovi-ning tho orchestra dis- coursed music and there wore several songs. At the close all agreod it was tho host evening they had over spent in Claresholm and all little differenc- es wore sealed up. A Chinook is blowing and tho woa- thor is the thermometer touch- ing fifty degrees yesterday. DR. GILLESPIE DEAD. Toronto. Deo. Donald Gil- lespie. of Caniiington, died from heart, failure. THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS By REV. WM. REID, Pastor of Lethbridge Baptist Church We greet you right h.-artily at this Christmas season and wish you nil nlr.n Ul .-i ;j.t auu merry Christinas. To most of us in the West. Christ- mas is a. rather lonesome time. We become retrospective. We think of the happy times we used to have in the old home far away, at this Ben- son of the year, when father and brothers and sisters ''thi- old stone fire annual family reunion. But have few friends; we are not invited out for Christmas dinner and n'e spend the day alone with our own homesick hearts and pensive thoughts. Our experience- may seem natural, but, it. is not in keeping with the spirit of Christmas. The spirit of Christinas is the taking-thought-for- others1 spirit or the giving-to-other.s, spirit. At no other season of the year, do v.v .give gifts to many friends. At no other season do we think so much "f tlte happiness of others. At no other season are we .so useful. Such is the spirit of Christinas. And, if we, young men and young women. homeless in the West could live in ilir spirit of Chri.-tmas, we could not but happy. tiijiy see little tiling that mm her would be glad to receive, let buy it am! send it to her. Tt will dv> her good and do us good. "Dinna fni-gi't the auid folks at is a. good aiitito.-le for Christmas home- hickne.ss. S.'iid home much and your best. Such is the Spirit, Chiistiria-s, Spirit of ChrUtmas was first IIIUMI- manifest in the world gave HU best Beloved Son TO be the world's Saviour. An-! no sooner had the first Chri-t- gift beeti given than the repre- si'iitatives of tiu> poorer their homace to the. of Bethlehem and then the. wise men from the Kast gave their costly gifts, the best products of their res- p.-rliv countries to tlie same b'tbe. Thiriy years, later, tile Sav- iour gave His life for the world's -in am] ever since at this son.son, p-.iple have followed tin- old example have given liberally to others. CIo.! the gave; t.lie wi-e men gave; Christ gave; and we Giving is God-like and Chrisr- liki-. "ft i.s more blessed to give than T RUMOR FILLS MOST OF THE PLACES FOR NEW PRESIDENT. Cincinnati, Dee. Times-Star special from Augusta, Ga., says'- For and -The the Fight Between Burns Johnson on Saturday. Sydney, S. W.r Dec. 24.- fight next Saturday for the heavy- weight championship of the world be- tween Tommy Burns the Canadian heavyweight pugilist and Jack John- son, the American colored fighter is today the chief topic of conversation m Sydney, They have been at a deadlock for the last three days ow- Philander 0. Knox, the Taft j jntr to the inability to agree on a rcf- secretary of state, comes to discuss j crcc aud Johnson's consequent refusal with the president-elect, the making to fight, but this matter, has now- straightened out and today the up of the remainder of the new ad- ministration cabinet, Mr. Taft, will j jetting on Burns is a point stronger. ask him to approve of Myron T. Her- j FOr days it favored QWns five" to rick, former governor of Ohio, as sec- j four and a large amount had been retary of the treasury. This fact Can placed at those figures. Mr. McTn- be stated as coming from authentic tosh the promoter of Lhe contest has sources. Before Mr. Taft offered the finally agreed to be referee at the treasury portfolio to Rcpresentathe j request of both fighters. The siigces- Theodore A. Burton, of Ohio, he was tion advanced by Johnson seriously considering Herrick for the j judges in addition to tho -eferee- be place. Now I-Iorrick i.s the approved appointed has bften The man for the job. The selection were today examined I r-hysi- Knox as secretary of state is of vast j cinns who pronounced !.oth I.', bo in significance, in that it will probably mean that most of thc men now in Vance sales of totals S'50.000 thc cabinet who have figured as great Roosevelt supporters will lose out in the final framing of tho personnel of ihe Taft cabinet. Tho president-elect is frank in his statement that he will depend ,on the counsel of Knox more than the ad- vice of any other man. This is taken to mean that the chances of Finchot being secretary of agriculture and Garlic-Id being secretary of the inter- ior are roduced to a minimum. When Mr. Knox arrives here, within tl V next week or so, Mr. Taft will sub- j mit: to him for his inspection and np- Notwithstanding the mild weather provnl tho following cabinet list: I of ,atc thc {cc at the Hnk hag rc. Secret nry of C. inained in excellent condition for skat Knox, of Pcnnsylvanin. Secretary of tho Trensm-y- T: Herrick. of Ohio, .vltornr.y Wick- ersham of NVw Vork. Soorocnr.v of Magoon. perfect physical condition. Tbe ad- MAPLE LEAFS WON. Winnipeg, Dec. Maple Leaf hockey team defeated the Sham- rocks in the Winnipeg series by 5 to 4, Hockey Match Christmas Night ing. Last night the hocf-ey club held iheir final practice for the exhibition match with Pincher Creek on Christ- i mas night. Pincher Creek has supported a I hockey team for some years which has Secretary of the j gained considerable renown, but Leth- of New York, or Charles IT. I bridge .is in the arena now and will Thompson, of Xew York. [give them a hot fight for further lau- Secretnry of the Rirhnrd rols, judging from the material which A. Rallinger, Sent lie. Wash. I js available for a team in this city. Postmaster H. j The line up tomorrow night will in Hitchcock, of Massachusetts, I all probability Henry point Secretary of pn-s- j Ma.veety; cover point, Winkler; centre, ent, secretiiry. .James Wilson, of Iowa. MoGillis; rover, Cooke; left wing, Secretary of Commerce and Geo, A. Knight, of California. DROPPED DEAD. Winnipeg, Dec. W. Wood- ward, a prominent real estate agent, dropped Aw] today while Talking to it friend, from apoplexy. Robinson or Taylor; right wing, Stewart. The rink management is putting up a for thc spectators outside tho rink overlooking the fence. A darger number of lights nre being installed for the match which will greatly fa- cilitate the playing. ;