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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta 1Ee Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME If. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1908... FIGURES ARE AWAY TOO HIGH GALT HOSPITAL MATINEE. City Engineer Going To Toronto About Power Plant There was a special meeting of the council last night to consider the plans and specifications of the propos ed power plant with Aldermen Cun- ningham, McBeth, Adams and Hutton present. Messrs. Tom Marks and G. W. Brown to Donate the Box Office Receipts next Wednesday Afternoon to the Ladies' Aid. Everyone should be able to spare a little time on next Wednesday af- ternoon at 4 o'clock to attend the benefit performance to be given at the Lyceum Theatre by the Tom Marks Co., under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid. Our progressive mana- ger of the Lyceum stated yestertlfly that lie intended tu give' at least one j performance each month for the ben fit of this very deserving institution and this action cannot be to high! commended, and we appeal to ever man, woman'and child in Lethbridg to turn out strong next Wednesda afternoon at 4 o'clock. NUMBER 17. AWFUL SCENES WITNESSED Engineer Arnold explained the plans and considerable correspondence that he has had with the city's consulting engineers, Smith, Kerry and Chase. The estimates to cover the plans submitted by' the aforesaid firm ex- ceed, the amount provided for by the bylaw by A list of im- provements, including a two million .gallon pump and accommodation for it, was ..submitted. The added cost looked to the future demands of the city. The new plant is also designed to effect ,a, saving of twenty per cent! in operation. The present electric plant is doing a business of a month. This' saving would amount to nine thousand or ten thousand hol- lars a year. Aid. Cunningham thought the pres- ent population should not pay the ad- ditional expense but what .could be eliminated should the.assess- ment increases. The new plant is designed to supply a population of thirty thousand. Mr. Cunningham also -thought the city should under- stand exactly what it is doing before the work commences. NO GOVERNMENT ELEVATORS Winnipeg, Dec. was learne today from a source which can b considered reliable that the Govern ments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are not prepared at th present time to enact legislation which would permit of Governmen ownership of elevators. BANK BUYS A ROUND ST. SITE AT THE RUINS OF MESSINA IN EFFORT TO SECURE FOOD PEOPLE SHOOT DOWN FELLOW SUFFERERS-REIGN OF PESTILENCE AND STARVATION IS GREATLY FEARED Naples, Dec. 30.-Time only con- caped. They gathered around the the horrors of starvation and the fear NEW DAYTON. New Dayton, Dec. L. Shaver and sou spam Xmas in Lethbridge. Win. Todd, F. McPherson and P. SI. Murphy were business visitors in town Saturday. H. H. Diser and family moved into their new house, one mile west of town, Monday. Win. Fetier left Saturday for a short tuy in North Dakota. Cornelius Mehan and A. B. Pike dm Lethbridge visitor? this wept A good vein of water was tapped at a depth of twenty feet on Roi W. Ris- nger's farm. F. J. Morrison and H. Woods are their families in Spokane. TORY LEADER ENDORSES POLICY firms the unspeakable horrors of the overpowering catastrophe in South- ern Italy, for earth and sea ruthless- ly claimed thousands of human be- and the names mercilessly con- sumed the remains of the devastation. Naples, vibrant with the memory of is. prostrated anew by the nisery and woe irom Messina con- fided to her care. The hospitals, hotels, and homes are -crowded with buildings' "still The council are anxious to have the plans conform to the best welfare of the city looking- at the question from its many standpoints and in view of the fact that so many details are in question and have to be decided, upon and thnt it is -advisable to allow six weeks to elapse after advertising for tenders before any arc accepted to allow firms On both sides of the At- lantic to bid. it would save time and the work would he commenced sooner if Engineer Arnold went to Toronto to confer with Smith. Kerry and Chase. Accordingly ;i motion was passed instructing the city engineer to go to Toronto to interview the above firm-regarding the power plant explaining also that the city has a fixed sum to spend on the new plant, and that it does not wish to exceed thatsum, still maintaining the re- quirements of the city. Atr. Reed will be wired to meet Mr. Arnold and be present at the inter- view. Incidental lv Bank Of Commerce Will Build Near Union Bank The biggest real estate transaction of the.year has just through The Canadian Bank of Commerce has purchased the two lots on Round St. north of the Union Bank from R. E. Sherlock, the price paid being 000 a lot, buildings included. The property is at present occupied by refugees.. and the people are vieing nth one another in aiding the strick- en. Those who have expert know- edge of the subject agree that the entre of the cataclysm the Strait f Messina, which was also the cen- tre of the volcanic scene, the high- est peak of which, Mount AEtna, is now silent. From this base the ter- rific disturbance extended, abating little by little northerly as far as Cape Vaticano, and southerly as far as the Bav, of Catania, ravaging the western region of Calabria and the eastern coast of Sicily for-a distance of nearly a hundred miles. It i.s impossible to accurately ascer tain the movement east and west in land, but it is certain that the beaut of one of jbe most charming section of Southern Italy has been bly despoiled. Vineyards are n more, waving rows of lemon, orang ruins robbing and murdering. They cut off the fingers of the dead and wounded to gei. the rings. Some of them were singing songs of liberty a.s they plied the knife. ''A Russian vessel in the harbor was thrown into the street by the tidal wave. The other vessels foun- dered. Railway lines were swallow- ed up. The square known as the Carnp Snato, collapsed and sank. Only the summits of a few ruined emerge from the and olive trees have been torn up the stores of the engineer'informed the council tnat the cost of the tank is SI. 7210 and of the force main The septic tank will cost S6.400. MASONIC OFFICERS OF PASS TOWNS Frank, Dec. the 2Sth inst. Sentinel of A. F. and A. M. met at their rooms and a. double in- stallation of officers for the ensuing year took place including Summit Lodge of Colenmn. The following officers for Sentinel Lodge were installed, W. W. Bro. T. M. Burnettc. S. W. Bro. D. C. McKcnzie. J. W., Bro. Geo. Pattison. Secretary, Bro. J. A. H. Church. j Treasurer, Bro. A, -C. Beach. S. D. Bro. Alex. McLeod. J. D., Bro. C. Chesnut. S. S., Bro. S. J. Watson. Chaplain, Bro. F. G. Hart. Alex. Many. Officers for Summit Lodge of Colt- were installed as follows: W. Bro. G. S. W., Bro. T. O. C. McDonald. J. W., Bro. Secretary, Bro. T. Nathan. Treasurer, Bro. A. Cameron. Bro. .D. G. Hill. S. D., Bro. D. J. McTntern. J. D., Bro. D. Roberts. S. S., Bro. W. Johnston. S. Bro. G. Burns. S. G., Bro. W. Croft. Tiler, Bro. W. Gill. Bro. T. A. MacLean of Hillcrest Lcted for the, .D. D. G. M.. installing Iho officers. The lodge closed at J2.'30 p. m. when all the brethren rc- [aircd to tho Imperial Hotel where ic Frank brethren had prepared a lanquet for fifty brethren and visitors rho enjoyed the sumptuous repast, [peeches, music and songs were ren- cred and an enjoyable time was The members retired at 3 p. having spent a most enjoyable (Continued on Back Page.) gist, Schweitzer Bros., and Joe Fong. The frontage is fifty ieet. The sale was put through by Skeith Tilley. The Bank of Commerce about two years ago invested m two lots _on Redpath St. just beyond the Hick Hardware Co.'s store with the inten- tion of building there. However their decision to build was reached earlier than anticipated and they decided it would be better to secure lots in the heart of the present business centre They are confident that it will not be long until the lots they own on Red-- path, St. will considerably advance in value and that all the lots in that section not now built upon will graced with fine business blocks. Asked when the new building wc be constructed on the newly in-quired site Manager Xourse of the local branch said that the work would be commenced in the spring. It is un- derstood the building, which will he three stories in height and of the style of architecture common to brunch offices of the Bank of C.'om- mcrce, will cost ovor forty thousand dollars. and the enchanting coast line, with soft and fragrant foliage that hat been convened into a hideous desert Bf-ggio, whose, gay aspects set off tht, severity of the mountains, and Palmie drug- perched jauntily amid orange anc olive trees, have become mere blots The steamer Therapio is lying off Naples, crowded with refugee? from Messina, bereaved men, starving wo- men and weeping children, all with the stamp of great fear still upon their faces. One of the refugees, a man employed with a German cotton firm in the lost city, is utterly destroyed. Nothing remain- ed when I left but a part of the cita- del. A few soldiers alone survive of the whole garrison. I was asleep when the first shock awoke me. I lit my lamp, but all. was quiet, and 1 turned to sleep again. Suddenly fresh shocks occurred, violent- and terrifying. I arose quickly, but the house was swayed, and niy door was jammed. I tore the sheet from the bed and made a rope, and lowered myself from the window io the street. No sooner were we dressed than the house collapsed. I tried to rssist in wreck. What remained of the popu- lation when I left was camping near the harbor.." All Guests Perished. Paris, Dec. A special despatch received here from Rome says that GS guests, including American, Eng- lish and French travellers, were stay- ing at the Hotel Trinacara. Messina, when the city was destroyed, and al] perished. The proprietor of the hotel alone escaped. There are only two survivors of the guests who were quar- tered in. the Hotel De France. Entire Regiment Drowned. Eeggio, Dec. There is reason to believe that an entire regiment of infantry was drowned by the tidal wave at Pali. Three hundred of the soldiers' bodies alreadv rfcc vered. have been Arrival of King and Queen. Catania, Dec. wept with emotion when they saw the King and Queen of Italy come ashore. The women threw kisses to her Majesty. Both were practically carried up the pier in the arms of their subjects. The presence of the King has acted an inspiration to the people. An old man who had been abandoned under a beam, which, apparently had rushed his life, revived for the mo- ment at the -sight of the royal pair. He stretched out his hands and rais- his head long enough to call out: 'Now I can die happy; Long live the He then fell back and ex- of a ?pread of pestilence. In the ruins of Messina, Reggio and various towns in Sicily and Calabria lie the bodies of the dead which has been impossible to extricate, while every- where thousands of hungry and home- less persons throng the littered thor- oughfares. Words are inadequate to express of the ruin and desolation that has overwhelmed Cal- abria and Sicily, where the earth's! tremblings and fire and -water have combined to plunge the smiling, ver- dant country into deserts. Messina exists no longer, and at least thirty years will be necessary to repair the ruin that nature's violence has wrought there. An Inhuman Scene. Messina, Dec. frightful scene occurred here today. Amid the ruins of the Customs house bands of fam- ished individuals groped among the debris in the hope of discoverin food. The first of the searchers wer successful, and others, attracted b their cries of joy, fell upon them wit revolvers and knives. The lucky one defended each morsel literally witl their lives. The struggle was of th most inhuman description. The fam ished men threw themselves REORGANIZING COMPANY. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. a meeting of English holders of the de- bentures of t.he Opposition Chief Something At Edmonton Edmonton, Dec. J. Bobert- son, M.P.P., for High River, leader of the Opposition in the Alberta' Mills Co. today, the plan for the re- organization of the company was unanimously approved; This prac- licilly assures the reorganization, and 'he plan now needs only the approval of the creditors, from whose commit- tee it originally came. WON MATCH BUT LOST CUP upci each other like wolves, and fell, disemboweled in defending handful of dry beans. One of th unfortunates was pinned to a plank by a knife, while clinging to his hand ivas his little child, for whom lad sought food. A.s yet. it bus been found impossi- ble to obtain any news whatsoever, of the fate of the little villages alont, the coast, many of which it is believ- IIP the work of rescue, but it was use- less. The horror iind confusion was indescribable. All day I wandered in the wrecked streets. Terrible Scenes. Rome, Dec. is impossible to xaggerate state of despair of lie Calabrians and Sicilians in lome, most of them having relatives n the stricken area. The telegraph ffices are besieged by weeping men and women demanding and beseech- ing and crying for information or the ecj have been entirely wiped out. The waters of the Straits of Mes- sina are covered with the floating bodies of men and animals and al kinds of refuse. The ah ores of the straits have been completely trans- formed in appearance. The light- houses on the headlands have disap- I peared. Washington. Dec. State Department announces that it will publish promptly any information it rr-eeives from its Italy depart- ment's. The winter tourists' sea- sun has not yet fully begun in Sicily, and the impression among of- ficials is that the. Americans who Edmonton Defeated Wanderers In the Second Game Montreal, Dec. de- feated the Wanderers in the second and final game of the Cup series tonight in one of the closest and most exciting games witnessed at the Arena for a couple of seasons. The challengers-however failed to lift the cup their victory tonight being by a score of 7 to fi, while their defeat in the first gariie was 7 to 3, leav- ing the Wanderers with a margin'of three goals for the series. Edmonton, with two home players on the. team, that had been gathered together from all over Canada proved one hundred per cent better than in the first game and Deeton and Miller vho replaced the injured Phillips and M'cNamara, the stars of the for- Beeton scored three times nd line. Miller despatch of a message. A telegram wero in the eartho-iakc- zone in that received here from Palma says that j islfllld W3re mainly at Hermanau. the storm is bringing the greatest enquiries came to the Dc-part- hardship to the survivors. The streets are described ns filled with naked. hungry and helplyss people. Shel- ter and food are imperative. The Minister of Telegraphs this morning received CITY SOLICITOR RESIGNS. Femie, B.C., Dec. J. Fisher, city solicitor ,hns tendered his resig- nation, which has boon accepted, and i.s to take effect on the'expiry of the present Council's term of office. No food received (he first despatch direct could be secured, and T had only a j from Messina. It comes from the few nuts to eat. The head of my j operators sent there to re-establish firm was lost, and his brother had to the telegraph communication. It go through the streets begging for bread for his wife and children. There was no organization in the work of rescue. "The prison was destroyed, and the warden, but most of the convicts es- will be bv the Government ex- clusively. Fear Reign of Pestilence. Rome, Dec. the terrifying spectacle of death caused by Mon- day's earthquake has now been added MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP PAYS. Guelph, Dec. owner- ship pays hero. The surplus on the civic water works this year is at least A new system is to be completed in a few days at. ;i cost o meat- regarding persons believed to be in the earthquake region. A Vast Heap of Rruins. Marseilles, Dec. Mossiger- ers Maratiriifs Orenoquo. which ar- rived here, from Alexandria today, re- ports that on Tuesday she passed within six hundred feet of Messina, and saw the city after going through drifting columns of smoke. The city at that, time was a vast heap of ruins, ami there was no signs of life. More than three hundred vessels were adrift in the harbor, and the city was filled with wreckage. ORANGE AND CUCUMBER IN ONE THREE WEDDINGS AT ONE HOME Spokane. Wash.. Dec. weddings in the family of R. L Dashiell will take place in the old home at Cedonia, Stevens county Wash.., north of Spokane, on Year's Eve, when Rev. William Car- penter will perform the ceremonies for George Dashiell and Miss M. Walker, of Waverly. Wash.; Robert Dftshiell andVjvIiss Myrtle Myers, of Cedonia; and Miss Clara Dashiell and Sydney Singletcrry, of Kettl Falls, Wash. Following the cere- monies will be nn old-fashioned fami- ly reunion, at which ranchers, orcli- ardist.s. and mine operators for miles around will be guests in honor of the first triple wedding in one family in the State of Washington. The Dash- iell family crossed the plains from Indiana in the early days, first going to Oregon and thence to the Columbia River Valley, in the Inland Empire, where the older is a pioneer rancher. An Interesting Combination of Fruit and Vegetable Produced. Worcester, Mass., Dee. or- ange cucumber or cucumber orsng as the name has not yet- been decid- ed, i.s a freak combination raised by Howard S. Hill, a cucumber grows- >f Gardner, which he is cultivating as a new dish to tickle the palate of diners. The new fruit or vegetable Iron; an experiment made scvovi' weeks ago by Mr. Hill. At that lim.> an orange tree was in full bloom in his cucumber hothouse at the time thalTThe blossom of the cucum- ber vines fiYst appeared. Mr. Hilli transferred the pollen from the or- ange to several cucumber Mowers. The first appearnnce of the fruit was the same as that of an ordinary infant, cucumber, but. a.s the fruit the result of tho inoculation apparent. The cucumber, in- oi lengthening out, remained :ound like an orange, with the orange jloom scar, but tho skin was that of i cucumber, with the same oorrup- ioiifi. When ripened the. new pro- luct assume1! a bright orange color, ind from a distance appeared the as an orange. With the seeds from the best speci- mens Mr. Hill is growing a number f vines, and thinks thnt tho now ruit will become established and a favorite, as the taste of tlic BUILDING PERMITS FOR THE YEAR. According to the permits filed in the City Engineer's office, the value of the build- ings t-ivcted in Lethbridge during the year IflOS total Last year the per- mits totalled about yt-ar promises to bo a big building year. SUNDAY TALKS PLAIN. His Language Enlikened to a Mule Driver's. Spokane, Wash., Dec. Com- plaints have been made to the police department that. Rev. William A. Sunday, conducting a 30 days' re- vival meeting under the direction of the Spokane Ministerial Association. i.-s using language in his sermons which would make a veteran mule driver look to his laurels. Chief of Police Rice and the officers at head- twice, and both playec; ockey of a high order. For all ound work Edmonton forwards were etter than the Wanderers, also the Vaiiderers defence were better than Edmonton's. Three Wanderer play- ers were benched in the first five min- utes of play and before they were back in the game Edmonton had scor ed two goals. This seemed to upset the home team and the best they could do was to score one goal before- half time. That left Edmonton in the lead by two to one. In the second hall Edmonton again scored the two first goals but the next three went to the Wandorers, evening the score, four l..i four, killing- the Western-' er.s ntros of winninjr out on the series. Of the last live goals Ed- monton scored three and the Wander- ers two. -The score was tied three tcrday to attend a meeting ecwtive of the Conservative Associa- tion of Alberta this The por- pose of this meeting "is to discuss matters relative to the Conservative party in the province. When seea by a Bulletin, representa- tive today Mr. Robertson: was very reticent regarding the stand he will take on the various questions at-is- sue in the province at stat- ing'that he had.not given these mat- ters his careful consideration .as yet. Ha said he had no important legisla- tion in mind that he would introduce at the next session of the legislature. Mr. Robertson emphatically endors- ed the announcement made by Prem- ier Rutherford, recently, 'regarding the policy of railway extension in Alber- ta, remarking that any man in Al- berta who was opposed to railway extension would be thrown into the sea. He thought more railways, were badly needed and express the opinion that no company would, undertake to1 build them without some assistance, such as the guarantee of the bonds. The premier's announcement, he con- sidered as yet, and he would probably have more tosay on the question when the details of the scheme were made known. Redistribution so as to give repre- sentation according to population is another move favored by Mr. Robert- son. He did not know that the mini- her of members should) be increased but thought that the more thickly -settled parts of the province should have better representation. badly needed expressing the opinion that the Conservatives would. sweep the southern portion of Alberta in the coming provincial-elections. Their success in the federal .elections, he thought, was due to provincial influ- ences. He had campaigned, for two months himself, and he said he knew the feeling of the people, pretty well. DEAN SCORES K1NGSTONIANS Kingston, Dec. Dean Farthing's farewell sermon in St. George's cathedral last evening on the eve of his departure, to become Bishop of a vigorous arraign- Montreal, was ment of the Christian people of King- ston for sitting quietly by and allow- ing so much drunkenness to prevail. In all Canada there was no such place for drunkenness, and he had seen unen and boys drunk on 3 truer. 'A.'thin one block surrounding the City Hall were sixteen saloon.5. times in this period of was keyed pitch of excitement. and the crowd up to a high A NEW JUDGE. Ottawa. Dec. Carroll-, of tin general of Canada, succeeds the late Judge Blanchett on the Court of King's Bench of Quebec. NEW SYSTEM OF IRRIGATION Spokane, Wash., Dec. means tion by of Irriga- current motors ________....._( _ Boated on the river is .the unique uperior former solicitor im'thod to bc employed by W. T. Ad- quartcis -ire in :i quandary. The up with tlu, county authorities if the local police fio nor net. Sunday speaking to from to men, women and children at the services in the taber- nacle, and so far he has outdone his previous efforts in picturesque lan- guage and spectacular stunts on the platform. He has a choir of singers, an orchestra of GO pieces, and HON. FIELDING MAY SUCCEED London. Dec. 30. say Times Paris there .s every Hon. W. S. in obtaining BOILER IS IN VERY BAD SHAPE At ilie meeting nf ilie i-ity Council hist, ni-rlil. AM. ('unninghiini read ti report oi' Acting- Engineer Mr. Mc- Conne'l nf Hie power department slat ing that tin; en-own sheet in boiler Xo. '2 had dropped in one place five inches mid that the boiler reason i.r, believe that Fielding will succeed ratification of the Franco-Canadian treaty, and points out that if Ger- pastors of -JO the platform. composed of red Seibert, janitor and ire.nura] utili- ty man, win. tho openly basts, can whip his weight in cats, vangelical churches on His official party is 17 people, including many also obtains the advantage of COIIple tlirown ijl to make it interesting. Sunday says the Canadian middle tariff the. value of British preference will almost dis- orange and cucumber blend in an excellent, manner, and make a pleas- ing com hi nation. In; passed up an offer from a Chicag bureau of for ]0 work- to come to Spokane. Grain Inspector G. Xiblock of Med- icine Tliil is on vMLHo the cit.v to- rlav. The. engineer also stated that he did not wish to take the responsibil- ity uf having it, patched ;is he felt .sure the boiler inspector would cut down the pressure. At the plant all the boilers