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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, IMt. LETHBRIDGE, AU3ERTA, HOLLAND WHHDRAWS r FLEET FROM CARIBBEAN SATISFIED WITH VEHCZUELA't CONCESSION CASTRO DOESN'T KNOW THAT HE HAS BEEN OUSTED The Hairuc, of the (are fiBed with despatches setting revocation of obnoxious decrees, and forth in detail the highly sensational view of the fact that the' Vene-j x-currenccsVof the past few days that rtftvonimpnt has eranted the culminated in the repudiation of zuelan Government has granted the principal'demand of the "the fleet which was sent to repudit Castro and the; installation of a new vriiuwiit, ui.; uwi, Government in place of the organita- Venezuelan waters to enforce orders left to run ihe.cotm- w.ili ..be ordered to suspend their try Curing >is statements by the German Foreign Office .this morning; Castro: is reposing in a private sanitarium- in this city, thc subject of a.-consultation of eminent physicians. The entire forenoon to- day was given up, to observation of the ships will be recalled. The fore- going" is an official statement. The prompt appointment of former Min- ister Paul to settlements :of the disputes between Venezuela and the foreign, governments has made a PARISH CHURCH BURNED. Montreal, Dec. 10.30 tonight out in the parish church >f Coteau du Lac, 40 ..miles west of Montreal, on the main line of the G. I, and at midnight the structure, valued at was a mass of smouldering ruins. BIG STORM AT NEW YORK. New York, Dec. that New York would again experi- ence a green Christmas was dispell- ed by the first big real snowstorm oi the winter. It set in shortly after 0 o'clock, and continued uninterrupt- edly throughout the night. The sur- face cars were kept going, but the progress was slow. MANITOBA TO CUT PHONE RATES good It'.'is believed here iho patient ancl consultation on the that Senor Paul was always friendly towards the Netherlands, an adjustment of the trouble with Holland. Caracas, DSc. 21; via Willlemstadt, 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 NOT UKEY TO GO TO JAIL Government Phones Are ShoWing Good ELECTION IN VIRDEN. Dec. for the bye-election iu Virden, made ne- cessary by the death of J. H. Agnew, Provincial Treasurer, was issued to- day. The election is set for January! 9th, with the nominations one week earlier. CARNIVAL OF GRAFT RIFE AT PITTSBURG BARQUE WAS WRECKED. Winnipeg, Dec. commis- sioner of the Hudsay'g Bay Company has received information that the company's barque Stork, recently re- London as overdue from James Bay, was wrecked at Lisbon Shoals in Hudson's Bay. The crew j and.-passengers were saved, !'nd are ;ill well at Moose Factory. SAN FRANCISCO WILL BE OVERSHADOWED BY EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION TO BE UNEARTHED IN COAL CITY. Dec. was shaken from end to end today by thunderbolts of sensational testimony in connection, with the newly disclos- ed municipal legislative scandal. Ihe troubles of San Francisco are popular ly dcclaitxi to be tame in comparison iug, when 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 acts, brought by the Voters' League. This picture was taken in a pri- Furthermore it is said the develop- vatu room in a downtown Hotel. Be- ments today are mere preliminaries sides the counciimen, the flashlight OPINION OF LABOR LEADERS ON AND p-ut of the specialists summoned to examine him. r Py orders of the physicians it IB impossible to see Castro, and it -s also difficult to .speak any of I Ir.-i associates. While all'the .eyes of ti.e world are turned on the Vene- question, he is occupied prim- Detroit, Mich., Dec. think SENTENCE OF GOMPERS OTHERS. .and must prove that-she possesses, as do all, humane associations with verile traditions, intrinsic virtue, the abili ty to govern herself well infinite- ly improve. By order of the First Magistrate all citizens in prisons; for political causes are liberated. To complete this act of necessary jus- tice, all Venezuelans at large who the same cause has called back. We have pending international conflict'which the coun- try knows of through the, recent' Gov- ernment's announcements, and- .this demands imperiously" from Venezue- lans the obligation of unity in a common cause. Let us show that wt and strong in defence o the honor of our flag." iierlin, Dec. Gas tra, the Dictator of Venezuela deposed by- his' pe9ple discredited his Government is lying on a-sick bed in Berlin ii ignorance of the events at Caracas 'that '.have resulted; in his- A .member of the .Presi- dent's party said this morning" that Castro" had received home, and did not know what' had tioirspircd there. i While the newspapers of Berlin hrily Mn irmlwly. against a -I you will find that Mr. Gompers, Mr. GIVE US SUNNY ALBERTA. New York State Farmers Frown Up and XJan't' Get Water. [Mitchell and'Mr. Morrison will never serve was the comment of Commissioner General of Immigration Winnipeg, Dec. the immedi- ate future, before of the year, announcement will be. made by the Government of a reduction in the present telephone raies. Under Government ownership the! telephones have-been a financial sue-1 cess, and it is expected that the pro- fits for the first year'will amount to! This has been brought about" by a careful sav- ing'of expenses by the Manitoba Gov- ernment Telephone and also by a of rates in certain classes which had hitherto too low. A.s far as can be learned, although nothing has yet been-definitely de- PLUMBERS NOW HAVE A UNION ORGANIZATION COMPLETED AT A MEETING IN LABOR HAl.L. Keefe; former-vice president cided, residence phones in Winnipeg Federation .-of Labor ofthe ion. Plattsburg, N. y., Dec. Boston, Dec. Vice ['resi- tew'York state and particularly "the dent Duncan of the American Vdirondack regioa is in thc grip of Federation of Labor said tonight, "I the- most savers cold 'spells it has ev- am certain that thc power of thc prcs er experienced so early in the winter, ident can be used right away in caus- The mercuYy...at. Lake Placid register- ing; release of President Goners. degrees below zero today, while -if president Gompers is complied to at Lake it stood Upend a year's term iu jail he will 19 below ;and at other points. Irom conduct the affairs of the fr-doratfon twelve to eighteen below. the jal in-which. he- is confined. I farmers whose wcllsMiavc been dry 'thinkthe disposition is the most ui- f or months :and who have been de-J just that I have ever heard." pending on the "streams- for their "wa- ter supply are suffering greatly owing to' the freezing of. the. brooks. The farmers at Allenburg have been, forced to drive for five miles for water. will cost but the first of the year, and business phones will cost in the neighborhood of or against how charged. Throughout the province similar re- ductions will be made wherever pos- sible, but in every case the rate will b" considerably lower than those now charged. Careful estimates show that under the proposed rates the tele- plione system will be self-supporting; in fact, will show a small surplus every year, while the new lines to be constructed will also, be supported bv their own revenue: to subsequent steps against addition- al councilmen and businessmen.- The testimony offered in the court today intimated strongly that over three score of councilmen ore "easy to reach" and the "reaching" neces- sitated only small sums ranging from to and out of a mass of, testimony came an apparent dis- Olher concealed dosed majority of the council body' distance. ,the councilmen are alleged to have been induced to tell of the negotiations, to secure the pas- photograph is said to show an agent of the Hurling Detective Agency of Scranton, Pa., worked up the cases. This man is reported to have posed as a member of a firm anxious to sell svoodeu paving blocks to the city, and to have become very inti- mate with the councilmen. With within sage of the legislation, the name of The charter and supplies for the new local union for the plumbers hav ing arrived, a strong meeting of the plumbers, gas fitters, etc., was in the Labor Hall last night. The local' organizer of the American Fed- eration of Labor was present and ob- ligated and installed the members ami officers. The following are the first F. Tepper; vice-president, D. Robson; Past Presr ident, Jos. Devlin; Recording Secre- tary, A. Milligan; Financial Secreta- ry and Treasurer, H. Cameron; Inside Sentry, "W. Halburton. It was de- cided to affiliate with the Trades and Labor Council, but the election of delegates was left over to the next will Ix; held on the first Wednesday in the New Year-i in the Labor Hall. had been "reached." In the passage of one ordinance alone, it. was testified that sixty coun the other members who shared in the cilmen divided forty-five thousand dol and to gay that members were lars. Sensations followed one mo- tired of promises, and wanted to see ther In rapid succession today, dur- hjs real ing the hearing of the seven council-, Taking and bills'from a men and two prominent bank officials lurge billS) and just as the arrested on charges of bribery, cor- councilman reached for his allotment nipt solicitation and conspiracy last the nashUght was taken.; The coun- cilman, it is broke down and ESCAPED PRISONER FFtOM STATES CAUGHT HERE Monday night. W. W. Rumsay and A. A. Vilsack, and he accused his companion former president and cashier of tue Of trapping him, to which there was German National Bank was called tor no denial The other detectives ap- x hearing. It was testified that they pea red and made the arrest. lad been approached by Councilman It is reported that some of the bribe Tohu Klein, one of the accused who money was paid in cheques, and stated the bank be made a de- stubs will be offered in evidence. It pository for the city's funds, "if tho is practically admitted that a num- German Xationnl would do as oiher bor of decoy contractors and promot- banks have done." A witness further -era were introduced to trap council- declared that after several confcrenc- men, and that many temptations es the bunkers placed on E have been offered councilmen during table iu a room in thc bank and that the past month. Councilman Klein and a companion In some quarters it is believed that entered the roam, and a short time Mayor Guthrie was back of the later left the bank. The bankers then probe, he having been the attorney visited the rooms and the money was of the Voters' League some years gone. At the request of directors ago. Attorney John Horsher, attor- MARINE-'ENQUIRY' ENDS. Last, Tuesday evening the jailer at Minotj-N.D., gave permission to Ocev Ottawa, Dec. the C. Webb; to. go. out In the town .for enquiry into marine affairs; yes'ter- a short time. Webb. was serving a day afternoon, Judge _Cassels .stated that-4hc- ,r in i for running a "blind psg in that all cleared except in Colum- j T i -j v i town, ten months of which he had oia and Prince Edward Island, but _ "i. I _ -h- oue yenr a ,j a ?600 fine _ v it -wa s hardly ne cessary to go there 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, the Sootiflyer at..the point, and he arrived in Lcth- bridge, taking up his abode in one of the -local hotels. About 9 o'clock this morning Chie Gillespie received a giving description of the man. 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 novr wait- ing for the arrival of the U.S. poh'ce to convey him back to jail. both of the bank oliiciivls resigned lust'Saturday. They were held- in bonds of vg, rDec.. iiasiiiight 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- LONDON'S ENGSNEER. London, Ont., Dec. 22.--The City Council tonight appointed Edgar Sif- ton as engineer in charge of the dis- tribution plant of Niagara power.; NEWCOpI BANQUETS DID SUICIDE AT LUMSDEN. Lumsden, Dec. Darby, aged 70, a well known resi- dent- coinraitted suicide. by blowing out his brains a shot- gun. TRAVELLER DEAD. Portage la Prairie, Dee. A. Marshall, aged 45, a -.veil known agent and traveller, died at his home AN EDITOR DIES SUDDENLY. Port Elgin, Ont., 22 regret is felt in this town and in al parts of North Bruce at.the "death o Eobert Munro, editor of the Port Elgin Times. NNOVATION OF A PLEASANT NA- TURE INTRODUCED AT CLARES- HOLM. DISMISS POLICE CHIEF. Ottawa, Dee. of Police of Que., has been dismissed; No reasons are as- signed by the councillors. There has been, a considerable undercurrent of feeling Since the strike riot a cou- ple of years ago. POSTOFnCEISA MONEYMAKER MUST JCEEP GOOD HOTEL. Dee. the annual banquet of Jhe -Commercial Travelers' Association of Canada last night, Pro- .Claresholm, Dec.; H. Uglaud I vjncia] Secretary' Hanna said steps has been officially appointed bailiff taken to make a highei and not Freeratui Anderson. sUn'dard for hotels 'in Ontario to One of the 'pleasiui lost events in the hotelkeepers will have to'ad history of zblarcsholm took place last here to. An official will be engaged evening when the newly elected coun- j exclusively to inspect country, hotels Ottawa, Dec. port of the; for the year ending March 31st shows a net surplus of. the best showing in the history "of the Cana- dian Post-office.' The surplus is spite :of very large expansion in the postal service, including the estab- lishment of '446 new postoffices. -It 5-3 estimated that letters weiv posted in. Canada in twelve months ending March, an increase over the previous year of TWO NEW SUBJECTS. Toronto, Dec. and arithmetic in future will be included in the list of subjects to be takeri by students at matriculation examina- tions for Ontario universities, accord- ing to a decision reached -yesterday, at. a conference of representatives of provincial universities. y for the Hebron Street Railway Co., whose ordinance is mentioned in the charge against councilmen, de- clared he received, a letter from a councilman, saying, "Tour ordinance Is .ready .to pass, come on and.bring Such a it is said, is to be offered against the accused men. THREE MEN KILLED. Cobalt, Dec. Hamil- ton, of Ottawa; .Fred Kelly, of West Templeton, Que.; -and Edward: Na- tion, pi St. Pierre, were killed in the Columbus mine yesterday by falling clown a "shaft through the breaking of the ropo of the bucket in thev were descending. AMES HEW CABINET RUMOR FILLS MOST OF PLACES FOR NEW PRESIDENT. GREAT SALE OF SEATS For the Fight Between Burns and Johnson on Saturday. N. S. W., Dec.' The cillors entertained, the retiring coun- cillors and particularly Mayor Moffat to supper in tho restaurant of J. B. Boesc. The Claresholm orchestra was in attendance and after an excellent supper had .been done. justice- to sev- eral toasts were proposed. George Simpson acted Master of the Cer- emonies. Wm. jttpfTtttt, the late may or proposed thc toast of Claresholni Alta., Dec, .23. T. giving some interesting particulars of NEW TOWN SITE AT SEVEN PERSONS Medicine Hat, K. Drinnan and Harry Foster of thisj jlis and statiiig thr.t He city are having a townsite surveyed at Seven Persons. S. Cokely is doing the surveying. A town is nec- essary on account of the large num- ber of homesteads and preemptions anticipated a brilliant future for the town. The present Mayor E. W. Frost replied in a neat speech in. which he dwelt largely on municipal matters and the transportation ques- there. A New Hotel For This City filed .on in the vicinity.- There is al- tion. In the course of a lengthy ready a general store and post office toast list other interesting speeches were given by V.r. A. Rev. Mr. Henderson, Alfred Wylic, who spoke in an interesting way on edu- cation, E. J. Gamins who gave many reminiscences of the old days in thc country twenty years ago, and stated i that he and not Mayor Moflatt was the first citizen of'Claresholm, pro- Lcthbridge is to have a new sixty- the retort from the nmyor room hotel. It will be a brick struc- that he "only camped there. J. H. turo and will located on Ford m intelligent way St of Round. Clias. Hanson the transportation question will be'the proprietor. R. V. Gibbon, the building of said put the deal. Tho applica that had there been efficient, trans- tion for the license has already beeniportarton m in the way of tracks, etc.. elevator could deal with r.ll tbo grnin. H. O. Haslam proposed the "Jfothcr Coun- GIBBONS TO BE KNIGHTED London, Dec. It is rumored that Geo. C. Gibbons, C., of London, to be knighted for his services or> International Waterways Com- mission. try" to which there replied the Rev. Mr. Stamer nnd I. L. Wanamakcr. During the evening thc orchestra dis- coursed music and there were several songs. At the close all agreed it was thc Ijest evening they had ever spent JOE MARTIN FOR LONDON. in Clarosholm and all little diflcrenc- Toronto, Dec. 21 .-Joe Martin os were sealed up. loavos Vancouver for England Feb.j A Chinook is blowing and thc wca- 1 He has closed sonw oJ his largo is miul' thc thermometer touch- real estate interests, and is giving ing fifty degrees yesterday, up law practice. He will argue Canadian cases before the Privy Council, and may seek admission to the English bar. He is certain to DR. GILLESPIE DEAD. Toronto, Doc. Donald Gil- lespie, of Cannington, died from Bf I THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS By REV. WM. REID, Pastor of Lethbndgc Baptist Church We greet you right-hr-artily at this Christmas soason and wish you all a pleasant, profitable nnd merry Christinas. To most of us in the West, Christ- mas is a rather lonesome time. We become retrospective.-.. Wo think of the happy times we used to have in the old home far away, at this sea- son of thc yt-ar, when father and mothf-r, and met .around "tlie. old stone fire at the annual family reunion. But here we haw few friends; we arc not invited out for Christmas dinner and we spend the day alone with our own homesick hearts and pensive Our rrqKrru-iiCx- inny nHiiirni. Imt it i.-: not in kseping with the spirit of Christmas. The spirit, of Christmas is the taking-thought-for- spirit or the givinjr-to-others. spirit. At no other season of the year, do we give gifts to so many friends- At no other season do we think ?o much of the happiness of others. At no other season are we so useful. Such is the spirit of Christmas. And, if we, young men and young women, homeless in the West couiu live in tin- spirit of we could not but be happy. We may see some little thing .that mother-would be glad to receive, let us buy it and send it to her. It will do her good and do us'good. "Dinna fo'.-get the auld folks at is a good tmtitodo for Christmas home- St-nd home much and send your best: Such is the Spirit of Christmas. Spirit Christmas was first mrtniiVst iu the world when God gave His best Beloved Son to be the world's Saviour. And no sooner had the first Christ- mas gift gh-vn than the repre- sontntives of the poorer their homage to the Oi rr'i50 inoT from tho East gave their costly gifts, products of their res- pective countries to tho same bubo. Thirty thm> years later, the S.w- iour gAVvt His life for tho world's sin and over since at this season, pv'f'pio have followed thr old example 1 ami have irivon liberally to others. GoJ arnvo- tho shepherds gave; the nvn jravi1; Christ gave; and wi frivo. Giving is and Christ- liko. "It is moro to give than t-i> rocr-jvo.1' Cincinnati, Dec. Times-Star special from Augusta, says: 'When Philander C. Knox, the Tait secretarjr of state, comes to discuss with the president-eTect, thc making up of the remainder of the new ad- ministratioli cabinet, Mr.' Taft will ask him to approve of Myron T. Her- rick, former governor of Ohio, as sec- retary of the treasury. This fact can be stated as coming from authentic "sources. Before Sir Taft offered the treasury portfolio to Representative Theodore A. Burton, of Ohio, he was seriously considering Herrick for the place. Now Herrick is the approved man for the job. The selection of fight vnext Saturday for the heavy- weight championship of the world be- tween Tommy Burns the Canadian heavyweight pugilist and Jack John- son, the American colored iighter.is tids.y; of conversation in Sydney. They have been ut a deadlock for the last three days ow; ing to the inability agree on a ref- eree and Johnson's consequent refusal to fight, but this matter has now been straightened out and today the betting on Burns is a point stronger. For days it favored Burns five to four and a large amount had. placed at those figures. Mr. Jk-In.- tosh the promoter of the contest has finally agreed to be referee at the request of both fighters. The sugges- tion advanced by -Tohason thai two judges in addition to tho referee be appointed hns abaivionwl. The men were today exam met! 1 v physi- Knox as secretary of state-is of vast j cians who pronounced !.oth lo be in significance, in that it will probably mean that most of the men now in the cabinet who have figured as great Roosevelt supporters will lose out in the final framing of the personnel of the Taft cabinet. The president-elect is frank in his Statement that ho 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 Pinchot being secretary of agriculture and Garfield being secretary of the inter-, ior are reduced to a minimum. "When Mr. Knox arrives here, within fife next week or so, Mr. Taft will mit to him for his inspection and ap- proval tho following cabinet list: Secretary- of Knox, oi Pennsylvania. perfect physical condition. vance sales of soats totals MAPLE LEAFS WON. Winnipeg, Dec. Maple Leaf hockey team defeated the Sham- rocks in tho Winnipeg series by 5 to 4. Hockey Match Christinas Night Secretary- of the T. Herrick. of Obln- Notwithstanding the mild _ of late the ice at the rink re- C. 1 mained in excellent condition for skat ing. Last night the hociey club held their final practice for the exhibition, match with Pinchcr Creek on Christ- Pinchcr Crock has supported a hockey team for some years which has crsham of New York. Secretary of Charles Secretary oi the j gained considerable renown, but Leth- of Now Yorkr or Charles H. I bridge .is in the arena now and witi Thompson, of New York. j jjive them a for further Jau- Secrctary of the j rcls, judging from the material which _ i -i ?..-_! J" A. isaiiinpcr, of oC-ntiic, Postmaster II. j The line up tomorrow night will in Hitchcock, of Massachusetts. jail probability Heniv point Secretary of pros- Ifaveety; cover point, Winkler; centre, ent secretary, .Tmnes Wilson, of Iowa. rover, Cooke; Itft wing, Secretary of Commerce and Robinson or Taylor; right wing, Oo. A. Knieht. of California. j Stewart. The rink manngcmeut is putting up DROPPED DEAD. a stand for the spectators outside the. take a hand in Old Coxmtry politics. heart failure. Winnipeg, Dec. WT. Wood- rink overlooking the fence. A ward, a prominent real estate agent, i number of lights are being dropped dead today while talking to] for the match which will greatly friend, apoplexy. ;