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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME IK LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1908. CALGARY BOY WON THE BIG RACE A SLEEPING CAR QUARANTINED He Beat Out Art Burn and Fitzgerald In Road Race Valgary, Dec. six anc a half mile.s in a heavy dust storm m 36 minutes 43 seconds. Mecklan- berg, the Calgary runner, won the Herald road race yesterday afternoon The result created. some little sur- prise, as, although the winner was conceded to have a chance for some of the prize's, only a few thought he could beat Art Burn or Fitzgerald, both of Olympic fame. Fitzgerald put up a good race, hut could only get second place, being nearly a quarter of a mile from the winner. Art Burn did -well till about two miles from home, being second at that time, but a little later Fitzger- ald passed him., and on his trainer's advice Art, who was in very bad shape, gave it up. Out of nine start- i ers the result was as j Mecklanberg, Calgary; 2nd. Fitzger- ald, Edmonton; 3rd. Perry, Calgary.; 4th, Mackay, Springbank; 5th, 3. Knowlton, Pineher Creek; Gth. Hart. Hillhurst. Measles Develops on May Be Sued for Destruction of Cirpe by Formaline. Edmonton, Dec. Mondaj night Dr. Whitelaw, medical healtl officer, was called out, of bod by telephone message announcing that i case of measles had ftaveloped in OIK of tin- sleeping cars of the train com- ing in over the C. N. R. that reached the city yesterday morning. The doc- tor at once made enquiries, and found that the girl ill with the disease had been isolated in the stateroom of the car, and was under the medical at- tendance of Dr. H. R. Smith, who was also on the train. When the train reached Edmonton the passen- gers were disinfected, and the pa- tient -removed to the hospital. Yes- terday the car was fumigated, and is .low jx-tuiy fur use Hgwio. During the fumigation .a pot of formaline boiled over, destroying the carpet of the car, inft the railway company now hreatening to sue the city lor its GASSTRUCKAT PINCHER CREEK Drillers Strike a Good Supply At 3OO Feet BURNED OPPONENT'S MILL. Brantford, Orit., Dec. incen- diaries it Ls believed set fin- to the large grist mill of I. J. Rank, of Norwich. Tlie mill was destroyed, with all its contents. The owner was i lentified with the local option move- ment, and incendiarism is believ- ed to have been the result of bitter ALBERTAN DROPPED DEAD. ondon, Out., Dec. Gil- lespie, of Alberta, who arriv- ed here early Christmas morning on i visit to his daughter, dropped dead a few blocks from the latter's house. KIND ACT OF LOCAL BAPTISTS CANADIAN AGENT DEAD. Ottawa, Dec. has reached the Trade and Commerce Department that Commercial Agent McLean died yesterday morning at Shanghai, China, after an illness that had last- ed for. some time. Deceased was up- wards of 70 years of age, and had Make Gift Of Money To Un- fortunate Young Lady (Special to the Herald.) Pincher Creek, Dec. was here or. Christmas morning about seven o'clock. The gas spout- d about twelve- feet in the air, but radually died down to about i'om eet. The gas drilling outfit has onh >een working ;1bout lu-0 weeks and uoreu about three hundred feet. Th promoters of the gas company state that there Is sufficient gas now foi the town's needs'hut. they will bore a few j'eet further. SPRECKLES IS DEAD. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. Spree-kelp, the famous sugar million- aire, died from the effects uf an at- tack of pneumonia at 4.30 this rnorn- It was an extremely ing that the children of the First Baptist Church Sunday School had prepared for their parents and friends in the church on Thursday. An ex- Client program, reflecting great credit on all the performers, was in the hands of the children, each class being responsible for the various num- ers gven. The, little artists were in pood been commissioner in Japan ancl China -since 1903. Deceased was a brother of M. Y. McLean, M-P. forU'.'vm, each item telling of the care of South Huron. Alexander McLean parents or teacher, and many an anx- was in his earlier days a prominent j i jus hour of study on the part of man. He established the little one'. DIRECTOR OF DIAMOND MINES. Brantford, Ont., Dec, A. El- liott, a prominent citizen and "well known company promoter, died sud- denly this evening. He was talkin_ over tin- telephone, when he was seiz- an acute attack of indiges- tion, death 'almost instantan- eous. He was interested in several companies, including the Diamond coal mines at. Lethbridge, the Brant- ford Roofing Co., and the Beamsville Canners' Association. H. Ostlund. of Sterling, has pass- ed the Christmas law examinations at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. A BARON WAS KILLED IN A FIGHT With Russian Rev- olutionists At Moscow Moscow, Dec. Cote, chief it the secret political police, was killed, and Col. Haruki was injured FAMILY PARTY. Mrs. Finn, Two Daughters and Three Sons in Montreal Jail. Montreal, Dye. members of th-> Finn family are at present in the local jail. One of the members named Daniel was released from the penitentiary one day last week, and stole a horse and sleight the night, he was released. He WFP arrested next day, and awaits trial. mo- ther, tvvo brothers and two sisters are all serving sentences at the pres- ent time. HE JUMPED ON PRESIDENTOF FRANCE Unarmed Royalist At- tempted To Pull Beard LETHBRIDGE LOOKS GOOD TO HIM. Calgary, -Dec. News W. R. Hull return- ed from Lethbridge yesterday, v.-hcre he made extensive real estate purchases: Mr. Hull is an admirer of Lethbridge, and thinks it comes next to Cal- gary in the province as -a pro- gressive centre. Calgary is a much more important business centre, but Lethbridge is a live business town, and a comer. It is understood that Mr. Hull bought worth of; pro- perty outright, and got an op- tion on about the sale of which requires ne- gotiations with parties in England. n a fierce encounter today with re- volutionists, who were entrenched in i suburban villa. During the fight a number of policemen were also killed and others were wounded. Troops were summoned to the aid of the and a regular battle ensued. NEW MAGISTRATE FOR KENORA. Toronto. Dec. Ontario Cab- inet .met today and appointed Allen McLellan police magistrate of Ken- urn in place of V. A. Moore, remov- ed. Dr. F. Snydetvof Waterford, was appointed sheriff of Norfolk, and W. A. Tisdale, K.C., of Sirncoe, registrar "i deeds for Norfolk. CORPORAL MASON WEDS. Corporal of R.N.W.M.P., and Miss Hobson were yesterday mar- ried at the residence of the bride's father, Taber, proprietor of the I Royal Hotel. There were about. 150 I Paris, Dec. Araiand Fal- guests present, friends of the bride j' leries- the President of France, ac- and bridegroom. The presents, of a jjcompanied by L. Ranondon, his'sec- costly character, were many, and well I and Col. Lash, military at- chosen. Corporal Mason is deserved-' ly popular amongst his confreres, who wish him aH joy and happiness. TO EXPERIMENT WITH MARRIAGE CARNEGIE CONTRIBUTES. Pittdburg, Pa., Dec. World xlay is said that Andrew Carnegie has put up about in order to ''clean" Pittsburg norally, following the municipal brib scandal, in which it is allege hat. of 38 counc'ilmen all but six hav n found to be venal. Proposition Placed Before Assemblage Of Russian Women Reformer in 18G1, published the Corn- wall Freeholder from ]S65 to 1872, was Ottawa correspondent of the Globe from 1S72 to was proprie- tor and publisher of the Ottawa Times 1874-1875, and was managing editor of the Montreal Herald 1894- COULD NOT PLAY HOCKEY. The hockey match advertised to take place here last night between Pincher Creek and Lethbridge did not come off. The high wind which sprang up in tin- afternoon blew such a quantity of grit on the ice as toj make it impossible to skate. The Pincher team were very disappointed. They came down with a fast team, and they had all the appearances of being capable of putting up a stiff argument against. the Lcthbridge heavyweight puck chasers. Quite a crowd was disappointed over ilie match being declared off, and 'It clearly demonstrated by the number of people who turned out to see the game that hockey will receive popular and general support of the Lethbridge people. After the program the elegant Christmas tree was stripped of its many each scholar receiv- ing the gift that the thoughtful Santa had provided, beside a well filled stocking. During the evening the pastor, Rev. Win. Reid, on the pan :.'f the church and Sunday school, presented to Miss Jeannie McLeary a purse containing which was "an expression of Miss Mc- recently meeting wit.li a 'terri- ble accident, resulting in the loss of her riirht arm. NEGRO JOHNSTON WINS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Tommy Burns, the Canadian, Outclassed In Battle Of Four- teen Rounds At Sydney, Australia PRAIRIE FIRE BEGAN IN TEPEE FG-OT8ALL ON CHRISTMAS. Yesterday morning was an ideal morning for a football match, and in consequence a good crowd was on the field when Eeferee A. J. Jones blew his whistle calling upon the S.O.K A despatch from Macleod to the Ilemlfl by phone this afternoon states thai the Iiig prairie lire of yesterday afternoon west of the city, started I from an Indian tepee on the reserve i Sydney, Dec. Johnson, the big negro from Gnlveston, i: the world's champion heavy-weight pugilist. He won the title today the big arena at Rushcutter's Bay from Tommy Burns, the Canadian, who had held it gince James J. Jef- rries relinquished it, and after a chase of Burns half way around the world. The end came in the fourteenth round, when the police, seeing Burns unable to defend himself from the sav.ige blows of his opponent. 7nerci- fully stopped the fight. Previously it had been arranged that if -the police interfered a deci- sion should be rendered on points, and Referee McTntosh without hesi- tation declared the big black man the winner, for all through the fight lie had .shown himself Burns' master in every style of fighting. Before the contestants entered the below the. lower agency. miles. i "Bill'' Squires, who thrice has from Maclcod and six from Kipp.lbeen defeated by Burns, challenged at the junction of the Old M'an and BclJ.v rivers. The Mowing from the south, and the fire extended ius fas- north as the C'.P.K. whore a tity of tics were burned, (.'claying the flyer flt that point thirty minuios. and Ancient Order of Foresters to About, ten nn-tni line up. The game was hotly con-i Police went out tested, bui the Foresters did not play such good combination as their op- ponents, and were able to score only seeing tlie distai cipated, and thi control, returned homo. "i-s i.f i he ;Vom .Ma; 'end hut. tliat: flrtti- I'ire who! I1.' once, while the S.O.E. found the goal post four times. All the goals were scored in the- first Hoi-j received 1 vt on, captain of the S.O.E.. made! the first goal in 3 minutes, and again in 20 minutes frorn the kick-off.. Oli- ver did the trick the third time, Barber made the Tlie For- An Indian scout is ;n this when f.irrV'r rcpoi'M wii'. be esters livened up in the second half, but were unable to score. The S.O.K. played the last half with ten men. West ley having to retire from 'a kick in the ribs. Shirley and Farris met with the result that Shirley did not think there was much wind in this country for five minutes. Ely, the S.O.E. goalkeeper, was not worked very hard, but made one brilliant save by lipping the sphere over the bur. Stephens, in the opposite saved many hot shots. Both have inanv good men in their rnnks. JUDGE GREGORY STRICKEN. St. John. N.B., Dec. Gre- iry. of the Supreme Court of New nrivswick, "was .stricken with p-iraly- s. and lii.s condition is critical. HOCKEY IN THE NORTH. Red Doer, Dec. Deer was I beaten today in thi ickey match with opening the Olds league team. CHRISTMAS AT ST. PATRICK'S. Christmas services were held at the Catholic Church yesterday. At mid- night on Chrisi.nins TCvo Father Lu- combc conducted mass and ;ulinfnis- the winner. Burn? weighed in at 163 pounds, and Johnson at 192. The bet- ting was 7 to 4 on Burns at the start, but- it veered after a few rounds, to 2 1o 1 on Johnson. The .spectators conceded that John- son's victory was due to big physical advantages over Burns, his superior knowledge of the game, and his un- ruffled demeanor while being driven by the champion. The -stakes were paid the men while they wereMn the ri'.ig. At 11.02 Johnson entered the arena, rioeompanir.-J by his seconds. Wild cheers greeted him, big black man turned and bowed to all four sides of the ring. .lust us Johnson took his seat Burns appeared. He w.is smiling. The cheers of the .spec- tators were even more enthusiastic than those accorded Johnson. Burns took his position in the corner of the ring, surrounded by his seconds. the cheering had died down suniewhat Johnson crossed over and wind the tape. His aerion brought Burns was born in Hanover. Ont lorth from the spectators a tremen- in 18SJ. and- Btarted flehti when he dous round of applause. At 11.05 Johnson and Burns posed 19 rwirs He is 5 -feet 7" or a moving picture machine, hav- m height, and weighs Jn-j; received final instructions from training about 175 pounds. He wag Referee Mclntosh, and went to their known in Canada as Noah Bmsso. a corners. The battle began. First round After a few moments of preliminary sparring, Johnson. lacrosse player. Burns alwavs a rough aud readv fighter, who delighted to mix things Vi-it.li his adversary, favored with great length of arm, his. reach mea- gyring inches. Burns has prov- to Ins seconds that he reached Burnp with a sharp uppercut, and the Canadian was floored, re- maining there- for the count of eight i-d himself a bad man at close range. Despite the fact that Johnson over- topped him in height by GX inches, Burns had the' better of the argu- rn-'it in reach bv inches. was all right, and when hi? arose .vent after Johnson's body. Johnson swung a hard right to tlie and Burns staggered backward nearly the ring from the impact of the blow. Then Burns, rushing in, A ptu.se of was hung up for Wanted a. right of great force on John- battle, winch was scheduled to son's chin, and by an excellent dis- jhiy of boxing, warded rohu'Son, nevertheless, nit through -IT-.- stirigin lead. In the Scoond round, when ihe gong Johnson yelled across TO rhe approaching -Hums. and he swung his right landed hard on' Burns' chin. The champion'.- ankle.-? gave way under him, and he went down. He wfis up go 20 rounds. Of this amount Burns off a return, demanded and received S20..000, this managed to sum to be paid htm regardless of the left to the outcome of the "fight. Johnson had be satisfied with and return tickets to London for himself and his ma'lager. Sim Fit-zpairick. Accord- ing to reports both Joinigon and Burns and heavily at. prevailing odds, which favored Burns at the ringside. The fighters were trained to the hour. New York. Dec. St. Peters- burg special to the Times the course of today's session of the Congress of Russian Women, Mme. Arabashina proposed that the congress exert itself in favor of the es- tablishment "of experimental mar- riages. Perpetual marriages, she de- often immoral, and some- times the cause, of the grealest injus- tice, deceit and sin. "Several women support- ed this proposal, but opponents were not lacking. Mme. Shestakow, one of the latter, was violently attacked for irying to limit the emancipation of women, and the presiding ladies had j the greatest difficulty in maintaining j order." j tache at the Elysee Palace, was tak- ing a morning stroll on the Rue de L'Etoile today, a poorly clad indi- vidual, who had evidently been lying in wait, suddenly jumped upon the President and threw his arms about M. Falliere's neck, in an effort to 'seize his beard. Colonel Lash and Secretary Ranondon. sprang to the as- iiUiance of the President, dragged off his assailant, and turned him over to the two special detectives who had been, following the party. President Fallieries' cane was brok- en in the .struggle, but beyond a scratch on the hand he .was not injur- ed, and he insisted on continuing his" walk. As the detectives slipped the handcuffs on the man he cried, "I am unarmed. I simply wanted to pull the President's beard." When searched at the station, "house tlie President's assailant proved to" be Jean Matis, a cafe waiter, 24 years old, ancl a native of the Department of Savei. Medals of General 'Mercier, the for- mer. Minister of War, stamps bearing' the head of the Duke.of Orleans, .a card of membership" in the Patrie Francaise, and other Royalist docu- ments were found on his person. Dur- ing the examination Matis boasted of beiog a RoyalLst, and talked, confus- edly of having done his and obeyed the dictates of his conscience. MISSOURI SHOWS. THEM. Jefferson City, Mo., Dec. Supreme Court of Missouri handed down a decision this morning oust- ing the Standard Oil Company of In- diana and tiie Republic Oil Com7 pany from the State of Missouri, for- bidding them again to do business in Missouri, and dissolving the Waters- Pierce Oil Co., of St. Louis. In ad- dition each of the companies is fined H. "E. Miebach and wife are at pre- sent at Los Angeles, Cal. Guy Poster of Cardston. spent Christmas in the city. F. A. Maxwell is receiving congrat- ulations on the arrival of a young son at his home. Ireton Moose Jaxv friends. IMr, and Mrs. W. Niven and Miss. Viva of Calgary are spending Christ- mas with Mrs. Davies, Bompas St. left this morning for where she will .visit ASHCROFTASKS 10R A RECOUNT and fought before what was probably immediately, and Johnson got to close i largest crowil thai ever witness- -1 pugili.-sic .Burns did quarirrs with him, and placed his right to the body and face. John- son far had the better of the battle. The big black man was com- training at Oarlin Point. Dr-e. Upon learni'ig loiiight the result of the light, Joe Gans, the lu champion (colored) shook hands with Burns. Johnson-Buni.- former lightw'ei knew aini havi JohiiMin. the rusile bear a man living who can defeat him." Dec. J. Jef- he.-ivyweiglu. champion r. is understood that Jas. Ash- roft has deposited the necessary or a recount of the votes cast for Idenm-n in the recent election. It- be remembered Mr. Ashcroft and Vm. Oliver were a tie. and the re- irning officer gave the casting vote C. AND E. ASKED TO PAY TAXES. Calgary. Dec. attorney general's dcpnrtmen-t has called for the payment 01 arrears of taxes on the lands of the Calgary Krlmcn- ton railway. n. Jiennett, on behalf of the com pany. disputed (ho confirmation arrears, on. the ground that the ccm-j PJIN.Y'S lands are not liable 10 taxa-i tion until after the date of patent, i Deputy Attorney General R, B. ing all the time, and he swung terrific left into stomach. Johnson had the best of all th other rounds- and kepi pitnchin Tiurns tin- latter had j diction. do nor think that there [Woods held that the liability begins all lie could do to keep on his feel. In the fourteenth round Johnson' I.os went right after Burns when tim.- was.) fries, frinii.-r he.-.vyweig called. The white infiii fought the woriii. evino-n ly rtway. Johnson following him. i the ni-ws reaohe dropping Burns wiih a Iwavy right Johnson had won from ns soon as the hinds an- selected. Taxation on some fifty sections of lam issue. but many more priSe in (nf OO that come midec asse.ssmer.L in Mr. and 3Irs. R. Ormoncl of Fincher Creek are the guests of Mrs. Davies, Bom pas St. A VJ. McLean, and Miss Jean Duii- can; 01 the C. Y. ranch are residing for the winter at Winnipeg. Mrs. Gillespie, wife of the Chief of Police, is visiting her mothter at Mac- leod. Acting Mayor Ives left on the one o'clock train for Edmonton to spxjnd a. few days. Upon inquiry at the hospital it was learned that Geo. Cropley is very much improved today. The 0. W. Kerr Co. took a photo 01 die football match yesterday which they will IISP. I'm- nnj-rincac Miss M. Sutherland of P-ollevue. for- merly of Lethbridge. is visiting friends in the city. Father ssjScnt Christmas T'ay in tho city and left on the locol for Miiclcod where he will assist. in the church services there. Christmas services -will be held at Westminster Church tomorrow even- ing, and special music will be provid ed. D, H. Klton will address the Sunday School nt thi-pe o'clock. K., T. McHregor has sold within tbo last: throe weeks nearly three thou- sand acres of land to buyers in this locality. Owincr to the crowded condition o( twn, threo." find P. urns teix-d communion u> three hundred j llm woro to the head. slowly counted tli remained down until eiirht s. had been tolled off. When he Burns stripped it was noticed (lew at. like a tiger, and Communicants. At. nine o'clock yes- terday children's mass was held, High his tin bandages about Johnson sjiouied across on must using both hands nnniorcifully soon Ins.] his win both was his characteristic comme.it on tho result. no right to light Johnson for ihe heavvweiirht clinrn- mass was said at eleven aiul the ben I llu'Sl' "ffl" Tn''n ?ot l'-> had the champion tottering. The i-hen jumped into ked fiir any ediction service at seven thirty. Kov. Father Van Tinhorn conducted these services. People drove in from Ta- her, Jlowvillc. Little Bow, Warner, iiiul other outsido points. The if The ring, and for a. iVw min-i d ib he score 9, Red Deer 4. Lacornbe, Dec. won (the first league .came of the .season to'l.iy. 16. Stettler 11 and 7. On New Year's similar services to those hold ycstd'- CHANGE AT HAMILTON. Hamilton, Dec. is reported lih.1t Adam Brown, postmaster, will I be retired, and succeeded by Dr. H. Griffin. ipp.-d the fight. i'1 iniuiediaieiy dechired the Then they j the winner, and added that n-tire.l a-Min to iheir corners, but considered it the fight he Burns did not remove the j (.Vl.r wiinessed in and both From Johnson's seconds came the an- i fought most fairly. man refused! Burns afterwards- in .in interview he IV-M I could, and Johnson was rno biur jollier iv.-ult. but I did not expect, the theifi-rlit u> so lie added. When I asked about the probability of bring- in Lf off fight in this Country between Johnson and the winner of ibe coming day will be held and on Xew Year's Day t three o'clock Christmas trt-c and onLertainrnent will ho jiriven in the school room for I he children. Path Van Tight-Hi will arrange to have ap- pointments at points bridge and Calgary, between Leth- The wort. building churches will not be com- menced until the railroad has h.-vr: constructed, J t fight unless Hurn.s took off >LII n ;ij ici "1 did around his elbows, and it haivl. as though there was a his reach the fight, not iiiking place, Johnso was stubborn and Johnson the work on the in f; referee, however, took a i-ver was the controversy, and said that honor. H of ban doges wasn't, Texas, in rules. Johnson still in 1001. and with a l-u.ift-lit ovi.I hca vvweitrht negro to ry fitfht, Jeffries said club would ni'-ike immediate i-ffort to arningc such u'.i affair, bin i! would doubtless take some lime to decide what could be He thai an offer to Johnson at, once, and that it will hi- a substantial one. th ihe only negro was born in Galve-s.- jof impatience, had his seconds un-'close to pounds. he said it Ham- oi- ls not Krnif- man would consent, to fight the col- ored man, both of them having in- toward drawing tlie color line, as far as Johnson is concerned fit lefl.st. Jeffries said Mint he ha." retired from the ring. Chief .lusiice Sjfi.oii. who heard th.; argument, reserved judgment. f ih BUYING A LOT OF HAY. ieher Creek, IVe. Jfr. l.ebel. m of T. Lebel and Co., has contr.-icied to deliver worth ot' timothy hay. This will require 100 ears a month for tluve months. the liay contract Mr. Lehi'! our the report of the Christ mas ex-am inar ions at the Public j Schools has held over until Mon i -lay. -las. Taskcr of Stavely, and his bro j thcr-in-Jaw Kd. Whitman of Minnen- polis, who were Christmas guests of A- T- fosrer. rcturnod home today. General Xaismith happen- ln m's at an opportune mo- mont I To went to the fur- room and found it full of smoke. ho been minutes later the an order for 100.000 bushels, of ofTices might have been burned. This is undoubtedly the larg-1 >riic of Westminster School hay and grain deal in the West. Samuel Jones, the carctok- _________________ of tho school with a Christmas gift at their closing exercises on Wed- nesday. Mr. .Jor.es desires through the medium of rhe Herald to thank I the boys and girls and extend good wishes for a happy holiday LABOR LEADERS' SENTENCES. Washington. Dec. -20.-The Time.J 1 rp T i I Ihe developments Ves- I'-rday made it unlikely President Roosevelt will take anv official no- tice-just now of the plight of the three labor londors sentenced for con- npt. But when the case reaches n ihrough the ordinary channels there is litile doubt but. that he will at the very least reduce coiis.idera.bly the .sentences imposed by Justice Wright. Redpath beside the Baptist church lie open for business on Tuesday December 29th. The men who arc nuiv.aging the gallery aro men of wide oxperienco in their nrt and arc pre- pared to turn out guaranteed work and turn it out promptly. Jorgeri- son Bros, are the propriotprs. ;