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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. III. WILL PUSH GEORGIAN BAY CANAL A Runaway Freight Train Did Great Damage St. Paul, Minn., Dec. Great Northern freight train ran away this morning for two miles on a down grade and dashed into the Union de- pot, the locomotive crashing through two brick walls and stopping in the basement of -the depot. The engineer and fireman, jumped, the latter sus- taining a broken leg. The entire train was piled in a broken mass ac- ross three tracks. Had the accident occurred half an hour later a score of people would have been killed London, Dec. Robert S. Points leaves for Canada early next year to de- vote his undivided attention to the Georgian Bay canal. He estimates the cost at twenty or thirty million dollars. HEAD-ON COLLISION ON INTERCOLONIAL Quebec, Dec. head-on collis- sion occurred this morning on the Intercolonial railway at St. Anne La Pocatiere, between the Maritime ex- press No. 33 coming west and an English mall special running east, 8 persons being slightly injured. Both engines are badly smashed but the coaches are said to be only slightly damaged. JUDGE GRANTS ORDER TO PRESUME DEATH Victoria, Dec. the first time in Canada Chief Justice Hunter today granted an order la an application made on behalf of Angus McKinnon, timber cruiser, who disappeared on the Skeena River two years ago for leave to presume death. This order was made under a new English au- thority. ORIENT NEEDS MISSIONARIES Toronto, Dec. W. L. Mac- Kenzie King, minister of labor, addres- sed a large, gathering in St. Andrew's Institute this 'afternoon. His .theme was his recent trip around the world. The Chinese opium traffic came in for heavy condemnation. His trip had firmly convinced him that the need of the East is more missionaries. DEDTV" IS SPANISH TOWNS DEVASTATED: Ottawa, Dec. mother-in-law of Premier Rutherford, of Alberta, died at her residence on Gloucester St. on Christmas Day at the afe of 74 years. She born in Carleton Co., the same place as the Premier of Al- berta married her in 1888. Mrs. Elizaue_Birkett. the deceased. was a widow and is also survived by two daughters in Ottawa, Mrs. Frank jjarman, and Mrs. W. B. MacDonald. I She came to Ottawa forty-fire years ago. Her husband was a city fore- jman. CHARLES LAMARCHE, EX-M. P. P., DEAD Christmas Trade In West Was Unpre- cedented HAMILTON MAYOR WAS RE-ELECTED Hamilton, Dec. McLaren was re-elected today. J. T; Stewart M. P., and Alderman Hopkins dropped out of the contest. GRUES9ME DISCOVERY UNDER FREIGHT CAR I Winnipeg, Dec. a result of Farnharn, Que., Dec. horrible discovery was made in the C. P. R. yard here today by car inspectors un- der a freigui car forming part of a train coming from the north. It was a part of a human face, consisting of the lower part of the nose, a piece of the left jaw, nail of the upper lip, the lip of which was covered with a brown moustache. The pieces were stuck to the brake connecting rod. The floor under the car was also smeared with blood. San Sebastian, Spain, Dec. tails of the damage caused by the astrous floods hist week are pouring j into this city. Only three houses were left standing in the village of Santa Christiana and at LaviUcilla, a church was the only building able to with- stand the storm. Benavente, a tosvn thirty-four miles north of Zaaorra with a population of was under water five days during which time all traf- fic in "the street was conducted in boats. The village of Villibia has been destroyed and the crops in the Cavile plateau have been ruined. North Bay, Ont., Dec. Charles a former M. P. P. dropped dead while visit- ing his daughter, Mrs. Foster Shields, at Sudbury, on Satur- day night. He was fifty-nine rears old. CAR INSPECTOR KILLED IN YARD IN NEWFOUNDLAND St. John, Nfld., Dec. terrific storm which begun on Christmas eve totohas EASTERN STATES IN GRIP OF BLIZZARD Railways and All Other Traffic Is Tied Up- Thousands Of Men Working To Clear Tracks and Wires the bountiful harvest in Western Ca- nada and the great prosperity of the i LLiiU people in consequence, Christmas was at damage the vicinity of this celebrated in a more lavish manner city_ Throughout thft colony telegraph and telephone lines have been carried away and the railroads have been made impassable with snow. Because of lack of wire communications at a distance of twenty miles from St. Johns it is impossible to estimate me than ever before. All points report the Christmas trade to have been -unprecedented La- the history of the west. Money was plentiful. Purchases were of a more substantial nature than any previous season. The jewelry trade especially reports increased business. News is brought from Vladivostok' by the members of the Empress of India that two ice breakers are expected there to be sent to the Arctic to as- certain if a passage from Via- divostok to Europe that way is possible. WELL KNOWN COMMERCIAL Toronto, demonstrating The Christmas blizzard, the trains with passengers who exper- est storm experienced in the east injienced delay east of Harrisburg and twenty years, tied up local traffic i Cumberland. Trains on the Pennsyl- this morning in cities from Pennsyl-! vania railroad from the west are -thir- vania to Maine, and -disarranged train j tv to forty-five minutes late. The LilSt schedules throughout half a dozen local division of the Erie is not at-! states. Conditions, however, are iected by the storm, rapidly improving and railroads andj Terrihle Loss At Boston' BANK CLEARINGS BREAK RECORDS At Winnipeg Will Exeed damage throughout Newfoundland, but it is known the storm has caused a loss of in and around the city "Whmipeg'Dec." Doskoch a car inspector in the employ of, the Canadian Northern Railway, residing at 582 Dufferin avenue, was crushed to death under the wheels of a freight cay in the Fort Rouge yards last night. There was no witness of the accident and the man was dead when he was discovered lying on the track by the conductor. He had been working inspecting cars in the Fort Rouge yards about a quarter of a mile west of Pernbina street and ap- parently had fallen when crossing the track and had been caught by a train of cars which was being backed onto a siding. Plant To Handle Low Grade Kootenai Ore RUSSIA IS MASSING TROOPS IS SIBERIA Fear Second War With Japan Over Manchu- ria-Intrigues At Pekin-Ruasians Rapidly Building New Railway municipalities are today ben-ding ev- effort to move inter-city Million increase Victoria, Dec. is mass-j attacks ing troops in Siberia, according to'' statements of travellers from North .Manchuria and Siberia published in j Shanghai newspapers received by the Holt liner Ningchow which arrived todav from Liverpool and the Orient Boston, Dec. million 'dol-Uasi: week of the ye Spokane, Wash., Dec. 26.-G-. Wea- ver Loper, of Spokane, managing di- rector of the Lucky Jim zinc mines, one of the fifty mine owners in the Kootenai district in British Colum- bia, interested in the project to erect one of the largest zinc smelters in the west at or near Nelson, B. C.. believes the plan will be carried out successfully. Mr. Loper is a member of the committee which drafted a pe- tition to the Dominion government, .asking for assistance. Other mem- bers are: John Keen of Kaslo, chairman; S. S. Fowler of Ainsworth Charles J. Greenestreet of Burton, ami N. K. Beeston, of Nelson. The movement, quietly under way for mouths, has been made urgent the rapid increase in the production o! Canadian zinc mines. A vast amount of low grade ore, which can not pro- fitably shipped far, is being; wasted, and with the growth in the industry this quantity is necessarily being multiplied rapidly. It is urged, by the mine owners an investigation be instituted at once to determine the best possible pro- the railroad coolies building the An- (cess Of treatment. Up to the present tung-Mukden railway were engaged by Jap troops and as railway guards. "China has seat several squadrons of cavalry to guard the road. Jap- anese correspondents at Port Arthur tell of touching scene in connection with the visit of General and Counts to ess Nogi to unveil the great momi- ment erected to the memory of the fifteen submarines are j Japanese troops who fell in the _ at- traveller for the Im-j penal Varnish and Color Co., died last night at his home in Parkdale. He was. taken ill while on the road last week. He was one of the best known members of the Commercial Travellers Association of Canada. New York, Dec. work ail night by thousands of men on the city streets broke the tie-up caused j over the coast. No fatalities how- a million of being as gr< total for the erstire month of Decem- time relative merits of the electric chemical and the electro thermic pro- cess for the treatment of the Koot- enai ere have not been determined.. The mine owners say in their tion that the smelter of the Canadian Metal Company at Frank has been pronounced a failure in a commercial ns of Russian officers that killed there BURGLARS BLEW OPEN SAFE Vancouver, Dec. safes of the J. Chew Lumber Co. were blown open last night oy onrgiars wno used. nitro glvcerine. Nothing of value was i- _ i taken." 'TWO hundred dollars in cash i thing of the past tms morning. Seven wire service companies are trying ,o, was overlooked in a drawer of the Cascade Company's safe. WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH Child Placed Lamp on Attempted to Remove it thousand men employed by Street; restore communication. Thirty-two j Commissioner Edwards made the j cities and towns last night -wercj p-tn in consequence 01 me struggle for dominance in Manchuria, News was brought from 'one returned traveller clubs "the tin-'of, sensation during a murder trial bv'the greatest December storm in i ever have been reported, besides the'ber m 1002 when the clearing house is nwnace of a second war with Ja- J tfi -j if ATI AT T nf1 KTTTII-HilG vears in this vicinity. While delayed; four in Chelsea, where a tidal wave was first started, incoming trains were still reported on; bursting through the dyke along Is- some of the railroads and surface car j land: End River and flooded eighty traffic was by no means normal, the acres of homes and lorced. peo-; 'j- acute phase of the congestion caused', pie to flee scantily clad into the v the ten-inch fall of snow was a! ing storm. All over New England wa- and that its operation as a zinc smelter has been abandoned, and that the plant oE the Canadian Zinc She "then went to Company at Nelson has met a simi- lar fate. They also say that tons of zinc ores with average contents of 50 der box of the Orient." He says the j Tokoi. Tsunkeichi Asama on trial 'Siberian border-is-the scene of great! for alleged murder of four Japanese activitv by Japanese spies and Vlad-jdenied-an alleged confession made a ivostock and Harbin newspapers make complaints that the Japanese boat Hiyei has been scouting the Mexico City. Dec. Mexican I Kamchalkan coast. Chinese news- papers allege that Japanese intrigue circumstantial statement of tortures of himself, his brutal manner by the Tokio police under which he made a confession. The Hochi-Shiabun says it is con- per cent- zinc have been shipped from Kootenai points during 1909, also that the development work, particu- snow fly in the streets and avenues plunged in darkness, owinc to tn'e ?uilboat Guerrero "with former presi- during the night and additional forces! cutting off of the electric light serv- j Belaya of Nicaragua on board were put at work todav. While this! ice. They hope to have their light- arrived off Saliria Cruz at S.30 last afforded additional relief to the city ing facilities restorea by night, but it rt Montreal'. Dec. Mrs. Francis itself, there was muph trouble in the! is doubtful if this work can be com- outlying districts where stalled cars j pleted so early. The storm was eas- 'numerous. Several hamlets! ily the greatest that New England Boudriault was burned to death at her home on Saturday morning. One of her children placed a lighted oil lamp on the stove. She went to re- move it but the lamp was so "hot she j this morning. dropped it and the oil was spattered were still.snowed in and unheard from all over her clothiag- It caught fire and the woman ran down three nights of stairs to the back yard where she extinguished the flames by rolling in the snow. Her injuries were so ser- ious that she died two hours later. TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL John Ross Robertson, proprietor of the Toronto Telegram, on Saturday sent to the hospital for sick children a cheque for ten thousand dollars. Mr. Robertson is the chairman of the trustees founder of the hospital. MINISTER'S WIFE UTAVTft A HIM n uun Sensational Church Quarrel Results In Heavy Suit For Damages Spokane, Wash., Dec. H. Today the Pennsylvania R.R. re-} ported the resumption of. full service on its blocked lines, while trains on the New York Central and New York, market street subway line there was practically no street car service in the city this morning and all Phila- delphia got to work late. The Penn- sylvania R.R. and the Reading an- New- Haven and" Hartford R.R. was said by 'the officials to be moving with little delay. Philadelphia, Dec. j is still in the grip of the 'blizzard which descended upon this section of i the country Christmas -day. General I business is tied up worse than it has I I-.-JTJJ j- maiy- vears aiid tb? prospects are that it will be several days be- fore conditions become normal. Rail- road traffic and street car service are still in bad shape. The snow fall was one of the greatest in the his- tory of the local weather bureau and I coming almost unheralded, caught railroads, streetcar companies and other public service concerns unpre- pared. With the exception of the nounced that they have no trains ac- tually stalled in the snow but all through trains are many hours late. has experienced in IS years. All al- ong the coast phenomenal tides were reported. In many places were battered to pieces, ruined and clubs and houses along the shore nestroyed. In Boston the tide swept over the and as far inland as the Chamber of Commerce building. It is estimated that the -damage in this section will reach at least The. worst damage was in Chelsea and Everett, where it is believed it will be sever- al weeks before the title gale on the Island End river can be repaired and reclaimed. vessel made no attempt to enter the harbor but anchored outside. The Guerrero was not expected to reach Salina Cruz before Monday night and must have made a record breaking run. it was said to cover the distance in so short a time. Henry Pocha. a half breed, was fined S150 and costs or four months' imprisonment at the police barracks for attempting to supply liquor to a Cree Indian named Black Stone. He chose the four months" work. s growing at Peking and statements sidered that Asama is innocent and are 'also published that the recent [the case is a fabrication of the police. wife and children in larlr upon the property known as the Big Ledge on Arrow Lake, indicates that the supply of zinc ores in sight callir- tor treatment is much larger HARRIMAN'S FORTUNE Estimated at Over Two Hundred Mil- lion Dollars New York, Dec. H. Harriman was really worth at the THE GALT HOSPITAL REPORT FOR DECEMBER A meeting of the board of. manage- ment of the Gait Hospital was held on the 2lst of Dec., -1909 at which ac- counts amounting to were wao it.o-j.Aj time of his aeath over al- though a recent appraisal of his estate placed its value The discrepancy between the actual _ and the appraised value of the Harriman authority today is due to the fact that estate, it was learned on trustworthy shortly before his death, Mr. Harri- man transferred to his wife and his elder son secunaes valued at over Since Mr, Harriman's death his es- tate has profited by a rise in market values and it is stated the wealth of Mr. Harriman may be conscrvsiivcjy estimated at which would make her probably the richest woman in the world. The hospital statistict for the month of November are as follows: Patients in hospital at first of the month, 37; patients admitted during month, 37: discharged during month. 35, patients remaining at the end of month, 39; deaths, 2; outdoor dress- ings and treatments, 71: the number of hospital days during the month were 1165 of which 243 were for free patients. than has been supposed. Speakinc of the. possible success of the mine owners in this movement. 'Mr. Loper said: "I believe there is no question hut that" the -ovtrnment will back the in- vestigation and at its conclusion con- tribute to the erection of the smel- ter." Or. Buss, former pastor of First Bap- 1 Trains are not bein2; sent Out on sche- tist Church at Coif ax, Wash., now i dule time and in many cases they are at Kansas City, Mo., where he bein_ called to the bedside ot his sick child, j CHRISTMAS TREE AT NEWLANDS SCHOOL There was a fine time out at the Newlands school house on the occa- sion of the Christmas tree on Christ- mas eve. The feature of the program was a play entitled "Mrs. Elton and family" which was splendidly given. Santa Glaus was there and unloaded the tree had sifts for every- body present. Refreshments of all kinds were served iiiCiUulng a blUDper English roast of beef. The fun kept up until six o'clock in the morning. Mr. and Mrs. White were the prime movers in the affair. Being Projected By Local Capitalists Believed McKenzie and Mann Are Behind the Proposition-Would Be Benefit Blairmore, Alta., Dec. Nego- tiations were opened here during the week which give excellent promise has engaged counsel in institute an action in the Pennsylvania R.R. further an-i reahzation of the long T nounced that arl passengers who were trains during the night Provided comfortably at. the va- deacons of the congregation for alleg-j ed defamation of character. The case; will involve many of the most prom-i inent residents of Whitman county j and promises to be interesting. The stations. show that five Reports early todav persons lost entertained' hope of the people of the Pass for an inter-urban electric rail- way to connect all the towns of the consummation of this lives during the storm. .Most of the occurred during the height of Christmas night and Sun- project' which has been tentatively ir-projected so long would be such a f day morning. In each case death was complaint will set forth that the min istcr was "manhandled" by a com- mittee of churchmen in forcing his re- -m.jrfc thc without railroad communication with point east due to exhaustion. Pius-burg, Dec. moval from the parsonage on night of .lunc 2. Charges of mis- conduct were ccs and a being. Harrisburg, Pa.. Md., for er battle OC words Mowed I hours ycstcrlay. traffic of and continued in the auditorium the church, where Mrs. Buss came to themselves. the rescue with a loaded six-shooter. causing a Hv-cly stampede. She was this district are slowly readjusting From seven o'clock vcs- T- forenoon until the arrival at o o'clock- last nirht of a solid train tried and fined SI and costs and an appeal is pending. The clash, which included p-crsonal assaults, and num- erous gun-plays, constituted one of the most sensational church quarrels in tho Northwest. not a train reached here from the eas-t. Following the mail train, made up trains pulled in here with passen- gers who were frorn nine to fifteen hours late. All the trains reaching here this morning were those made- such a line and to feel the temper of f the people with regard to it. He will make report to the people he repre- sents and on the strength of his re- port will depend whether negotiations Will be carried further. Naturally. Mr. McPherson did not give out any information as to the nature of Ins but from certain circumstances camp to another daily, either by team, on the C. P. R. trains or on foot, while the volume of business transacted be- tween the different towns is larger than most people unacquainted with the facts would be willing to believe. Were quick, frequent and cheap trans- portation such as would be afforded bv an electric line, to be substituted ICE JAM FORMED IN DETROIT RIVER Detroit, Dec. Algonac, thir- ty miles above Detroit, the St. Clair River rose ?.ll yesterday and at mid- night was two feet beyond the high water mark. The sudden rise is said to be due to the formation of an ice jam in the Detroit River. The gov- ernment will probably, be asked .to blast the gorge unless me water re- cedes. YOUNG LAD SHOT BY COMPANION Chatham, Ont., Dec. Mil- ler, age 12, was accidentally shot and .killed by a companion named Norton, while hunting rabbits in Harwick on Christmas morning. Young Norton, the companion, tried to stop the flow of blood and then ran for help, his return Miller was dead. On MAYOR COOPtR RE-ELECTED Kingston, Dec. Cooper was re-elected today for his second term. DIRECT DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH U.S. Instead Of Through the Brit- ish Ambassador As At Present MACLEOD BtAT LOCAL New York, Dec. Arthur Lemieux, of Toronto, brother of the Post Master General of Canada, who has just arrived here believes that dip- lomatfe relations between the United States and Canada should be carried directly instead of through the Bri- tish ambassador. "Canada occupies no mean position commercially or he said. "She should have her own diplomatic representative in Washington. All questions of trade relationship he boon to this district to feel that the Among them is an assurance ne gave Christmas stocking of the Pass had certain leading citizens that he would been filled to overflowing and every return very shortly accompanied by inducement and encouragement will be extended to insure early construc- ;ion. The move was first made at the first session of the provincial legis- lature when Alex Cameron and D..T. Mclntyre of Coleman and others se- cured a charter for the line but ob- stacles intervened to prevent its con- struction, and the project has lain dormant since with only intermittent his associates in the matter. While it was not permitted to come known definitely who are the real promoters, it is the current opin- ion that McKenzie and Mann of the C. N. R. are behind the new move and if that proves to be the case, materialization of the project will be strongly probable. The proposition at the present time contemplates building from Bellevue VI Ul OAAJ Vw and inconclusive revivals of the talk to Coleman as a beginning, connect- in the meantime. Now however there ing Bellevue, Frank Blairmore Cole- seems to be a strong likelihood that man and Carbon dale but eventually the project will be again taken up and to extend the line west to Crow s carried to fruition. Nest lake and east to the prairie. The latest move'in the project was I There is little doubt that the line inaugurated during the week when A. P. McPherson, of Winnipeg, visit- ed the district to make a preliminary investigation of the possibilities for would pay from the inception at the traffic between the various towns of the district is already very largo. Hundreds of persons travel from one the undertaking. would be speedily developed would be .astounding. The best business men of the district believe the line would pay from the very start. It is understood that i-lie newly in- terested parties will seek to secure the charter already in existence and that the main concession to be asked from the towns of the district will be exemption from taxation for a giv- en period. As the parties holding the charter are mostly local people who realize the vast benefit the early construction of the line would be to the district and as the people of the different towns have a similar appre- ciation of what such a line would mean to their business Interests, .there is small likelihodd that any- thing will be allowed to stand in the way of a speedy materialization of HOCKEY TEAM j tween the two countries separated by The hockey match at Macleod on tho Great Lases should be settled di- afternoon of Christmas Day between rectly and not through England. Can- the Lethbrklge and Macleod Juniors the United States understand resulted in a victory for the latter by a score of four 10 one. ASSAULTING CHINAMEN IS EXPENSIVE There were only two cases of drunk and disorderly at the police court this morning. G. K. Kavalin of North Ward was charged with assaulting Chow Sam on Christmas Day and was fined and one month imprisonment. BUILDING PERMITS J. Rosebursh, Redpath street, office of concrete works, ?150. D. Foust, Norman street, dwel- ling, Western Transfer Co., ice house, Wood street, Bank of Commerce, Round street, messenger's quarters in rear of the building, each other. They know their wants, and are in sympathy and they should settle their own affairs. Much better feeling could be established if nego- tiations were carried on direct." BULYEA EXTENSION ALMOST COMPLETED Regina, Dec. steel laying gang started work this morning lay- ing rails on the Regina-Bulyea exten- sion of the Canadian Pacific. A gang is at work as only twelve miles remain to be connected up. The new road should be opened shortly after the first of the New Year. The open- ing of this line will give Regina new district connection with Saskatoon. It will also form a connecting link be- tween the Kirkella branch and Regina and Sheho branch adding greatly to the wholesale territory tributary to this city. ;