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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1909. NUMBER 17 LARGE SUM OF ANIMALS EAST STILL IN GRIP THE STORM BALFOUR IS IG IN SHAPE NATIONAL TRANSCOTINENTAL Medicine Hat District Ranchers' Shipment For the Year Coldest Weather in Twelve Frozen to i Famine in i in Florida AGAIN COMMITTEE Medicine Hat, Dec. News says: Stock Inspector J. H. G. Bray has prepared his annual statement of the shipment of live stock and wool from the Medicine Hat district, which shows the receipts to have aggregated the vast sum of for the past season. The number of animals shipped from the different points in the district were as follows: From Medicine Hat: 2544 horses; C99 cattle. 50 sheep. r'roni SufSield: 848 cattle From Coleridge: 332' horses; 7204 cattle. From Woodpecker: 108 cattle. From Grassy Lake: 13 horses; 1952 cattle, GOO sheep. From Irvine: 970 horses, 297 cattle; 2630 sheep, Ibs. of wool. From Walsh: 337 horses, .2401 cat- tle: 2630 sheep; 100.998 Ibs. wool. Totals: 4997 horses; 14.014 cattle; sheep; Ibs. wool. In 190S the totals were: 2023 hor- ses'. cattle. sheep, 123.- 300 Ibs. wool, which shows an in- crease in horse shipments for 1909 over 1908 of 1974, and a decrease ot. 416 head in cattle and 1391 head of sheep. An approximate value has been placed on the total output as append- ed: Horses cattle sheep To Go On Land To Erect Electric Towers-Important Legal Decision Toronto, Dec. 'Justice Falconbridg-e gave judgement against Mrs. Louis Folker this afternoon, in her suit against F. H. McCuigan, and company called the Niagara and On- tario Construction Co. Mrs. Folker owns a farm near Welland and refused allow the Hvclro-Electric Commis- sion to put its towers for the trans- mission on her property although of- for a thirty-year lease. His lordship found that under the 1909 Hydro-Electric Commission Ac-t. t-he commission has absolute right to go on her or anyone's land, without their consent and erect their towers. Pittsburg, Dec. Zero" took large toll in western Pennsylvan- ia yesterday and last night, several pel-sons dying from the effects of a blizzard which swept the Alleghany mountains and the head of the Ohio river valley. Relief now in sight is welcomed by state, counnty and muni- cipal authorities as the call for assist- ance from charitable institutions and bureaus has been extraordinarily large and the relief supply so far has been inadequate to the demands. From all parts of the western sec- tion of the state comes report of un- precedented low mercury records. In Greater Pittsburg the temperature reached three degrees 'below zero, this being a record for the past twelve years for this time of the year. At Invin, Pa., the thermometer re- corded a ten degree below mark, the coldest December 30th for ten years; at New Castle, ten below, marked the coldest hay for eleven years, and Connellsville reported six degrees, below... A partial list of the persons dead from exposure during the past two days is as follows: Michael "Helavez, 30 years old, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Alpsie Harbison, SO years old, Connellsville; Edward Al- lison Branteman, blown from a box car near Altoona by high, wind during killed; Miss Jean Allen fatally injur- ed and Joseph Lowery seriously injur- ed last night at Mercer when a sleigh in which they were riding was struck by a train on the Pennsylvania rail- road. The victims were all students of Grove City college and owing to the cold weather were so muffled with He Have Hopes Of Victory London, Dec. Unionists wraps as not to hear the approach of are cheered by the news that Mr. Bal- the train. OTTAWA DOCTOR DEAD Bea- four will be able to speak at Had- j dingtonshire today. Lord Portsmouth j at Crediton, thought the best way to COAL WILL BE WEIGHED Ottawa, died rather unexpectedly this jtion qualification. He desired to morning, had been ill. but trips I see second chamber remodelled on abroad it was thought, had restored! representative basis him to health. Mr> BalfQur -s said to forward to a majority in the next j Commons of 60, while Mr. Chamber- Ottawa, Dec. SO.-The railway hopes for 100. mission to-day amended a recent or-! Mr. Charles E. Hobhouse, parlia- der that coal dealers' niust accept j mentary under secreciry for India, shipper's weights at frontier points. speaking at East Bristol, said that it In future coal will be weighed by cus-' torus officials at points of shipment. the storm: Miss Delia Eunn was i The building, was insured. h d been'the experiene of all nations that had tried protection that the con- sumer and not the foreigner had to STORt BUILDING BURNED pay. The Liberals hope for a free Montreal, Dec. dry policy to attract: to the country store of W. H. Roach Co., was dam- j as much capital as possible and when aged by fire today, to the extent of'it is in full working order they would OVER A MILLION AND A QUARTER Remarkable Building Record for Lethbridge take from it toll according to the wealth it produced and convenience it afforded to public. Sir William Robson. solicitor gen- eral for Great Britain at South Shields, said that what the govern- ment has done was before the coun- try. They liad attempted a good deal more than they had done. The failure in their attempts, how- ever, was due to the power and exist- ence of hereditary chamber, which he hoped would receive clipping in this election. Tories said if tltr-y taxed bread foreigners would pay it. It During Past Was Small The December building permits as approximated this morning total 385. This is the smallest month dur- ing the year with the exception of January and February. The year's total as nearly as can be estimated at present amounts to or over a million and a quarter. This will probably be increased to some extent when the figures have been revised. During the year six hundred and fifty permits were issued. As the figures for last year were not kept it is impossible to compute the exact increase. The figures for last year as nearly as can be estimated from the records obtainable almost making an increase this year over the last year of three hundred and fifty per cent, or an advance of about During Past Year Was Eight Hundred Miles Still to Be Finished Next Year GOVT. Ottawa, Dec. the year just closing 'excellent progress has the national line will not be in- augurated for some months vet. The first shipment of wheat from the wes been made with the construction of c nVAr t.nii nm1 in November the national transcontinental railway t) On Subject Of Govern- ment Owned Elevators Work lias been actively prosecuted al- ong every section of the line from Moncton to Winnipeg ami an army of from to have been busy at work all the year long. The con- the line in November. cars of export grain having been brought from Winnipeg to Port Wil-. Winnipeg. Dec. 5 has liairi. been fixed at the date when the ele- _ OKf> vator committee appointed by the During the year approximately 350jGraln Growers Association will meet miles of track were laid exclusive of sidings. Of this about 200 miles were tractors report that the conditions j laid generally have been favorable to a ra- pid completion of the grading and track laying. At the end of the year the progress report shows that over 700, miles of track have been laid and -grading has been completed for approximately 400 miles more, thus leaving only about 800 miles of the total distance of miles still to be graded. District "F" extending from Winni- peg to Superior Junction was prac- tically completed during the year and the first through train from Winnipeg to Fort William made the journey in November, although a freight service on this, the first cpmpleted portion of New in Ontario, Brunswick about 85 males in and the balance in Quebec. The expenditure during the year was approximately and the total outlay since construction work began is now During- the coming year it is esti- with the local government to discuss the proposition and outline a scheme for providing -a system of government owned storage elevators throughout Manitoba. The Grain Growers' Asso- ciation committee comprises: D. W. McCuaig, president of the association; R. C. Henderson, vice president; R. McKenzie, secretary, and R. J. Avison F. W. Kerr, Peter Wright, George H. Malcolm, J. S. Wood and R, M. Wil- son, directors of the association. In mated that will be spent j addition the committee has added T. Cr on construction and by the end of .he Growe year the completion 01 the whole go- j erg- elevator committee have already vernment section will be almost in met and discussed the principle at A- Crerar. president of the Grain Co The Grain Grow. sight, with the possibility that the j some and will have_somethmg end of 1911, th? date fixed in 1.904 as" the one when the line might be ex- pected to be complete. There will be very few gaps in which steel is notjwill be in Winnipeg there will laid between Moncton and Winnipeg. definite to present to the government although no announcement has yet been made as to the details. All the members of the committee WHO IS R. E. ACTON? ARRESTED IN WINNIPEG a serious charge but he was going to i Forged Cheques for Several Thousand Posed as Lethbridge Business Man suggest that promise that foreigners j would pay their taxes was made by' men who knew in substance that in- ducement they were holding out to the British working classes was false. ORGANIZE YOUNG WOMEN'S HOME LOCAL BUDGET Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Sherd left last evening for Northfield, Minn., to spend the winter. The Alberta Realty Exchange has moved from the Bryan Block to the new Alberta Block. At Weslev Church Rev. T. P. Per- Local W. C.T. D. Preparing To Help Young Ladies Of the City The local W. C. T. Union have de- cided to organize a Young Women's Home to be run on the same plan, and with much the same rules, as those adopted by the C. A. The object is to heip the young ladies of the city and vicinity who are without homes, by giving them an opportunity of becoming members of a good, comfortable Christian home with all the conveniences for help- ing themselves and others. The plan is to furnish rooms and board at as reasonable a figure as PELTIER IS AGAIN MAYOR OF PORT ARTHUR Fort William, Dec. Pel- tier will again be mayor of Port Ar- thur in 1910 as the other seven can- didates nominated yesterday are not qualified. There will be a contest for aluermen in every ward but ward three. In that ward Dr. W. H. Ham- ilton, A. Snellgrove and W. K. O'Don- nell go in by acclamation. THE HERALD WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR Winnipeg, Dec. enterprising stranger who had succeeded in insinu- 'ating himself into the good graces of a number of prominent business wen was arrested yesterday by Detective Stodgett charged with forging cheques for sums amounting to several thou- sand dollars. The man gives the name of R. E. Acton or E. Lethbridge and under the former name has been staying a week in an expensive suite at the Royal Alexandra. j Three of the largest wholesale hous- j cs in the city it is alleged were sc-1 i lectcd by Acton as a source of revenue I He had in his possession cheques oa j I the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Leth Abridge, for and re- spectively. The cheques were signed "E. Lethbridge" and stamped cepted" but it is alleged that the name is a fictitious one and that the stamp with which the cheques were marked is one which was found in the prisoner's suit case when his room was searched after arrest. (Continued on Page Four) PREPARATIONS FORHTENSIONS ALDERMEN OPPOSED TO ASKING MR. GALT Postoffice Site Discussed With Board Of Trade-No Further Action Taken ry will take as Ms subject in the will make the institution self-sustain- niorning service on Sunday, "High ting- as well as providing a good lib- and in the evening service. Have Faith m God. convenience that a girl would expect The city lirie'gang are stringing the i to find in a good modern home. circuits for the new fire alarm sys-j tern which will be installed when the! MAYOR ADAM'S remainder of the material arrives. STUNT Larger wires and an entirely new sys Mayor Adamg nls tern is being put in. .public appearance as mayor when he The Independent Order of Foresters acts as starter for t heM a h tta K P. HaJ. ,ast emng. About thirty couples the crack of lhe pistol in tlle present and all had a very enjoyable; of Mayor Adams. It will be a" five! Refreshments were served by i miie race' starting from the Hudson j I corner- along Baroness Road. Westminster Road. London Road and! There have been more writs issued j back along Round street, finishing j from the office of the District Court with a few laps around the square, i during this Christmas week than in Great interest is already taken in this j j and there are rumors of some I any preccedmg week or tms year. horses that will make things j Santa Glaus sends -ifts of many kinds, ratner exciting. out a writ is not one of the mostde-' sirable kmd liS EIGHTYE-IGHT suable Mitt. t AND NOT OLD YET The rooms formerly occupied by the! New York, Dec. John Henry old Telephone Exchange are expected j Thirey, who founded the first school to be ready next week for the post i savings bank in a system that has office officials. Larger accommoda- '4 over Great Britain Can- time. P T TlurV .u. L.. u c. The council of the Board of Trade held a mcetiir- in the Alexandra Cafe yesterday at one o'clock for the pur- pose of further discussing the post office questions. The members of the city council were invited to attend. There were present, President C. G. K. Noursc, C. F. P. Conybeare, May- or-elect Adams, Aid. King, A. Tilley, W. H. Fairfield, Aid. Bowman, Aid. Oliver, and Secretary J. W. McNlcol. the Caledonian j Letters were read from Hon. Frank Oliver and Charles Murphy stating that they had received communica- tions from the Board of Trade and promising to give the matter of their request their attention. tion already passed but there was a great deal of misapprehension in -re- gard to where the city really stood in thc matter of the He was of the impression that Mr. Gait had of a city hall on the square that tKr> company might feel disposed to place some sort of a memorial buildine on' the square for Mr. Gait and felt that' the proposed post office building would greatly add to the appearance of the square. j Alderman Oliver stated that he, wished to sec the square kept intact. He did not wish to see any buildings at all go on it. i Alderman Adams stated that the The president explained that square, foumij must rCmain for ters had been sent to all the minis- j park plirposcs for aij tjmc. vvas men who had visited the city asking j up lo thc government to buv a site' and to many of the promim-nt j for-'thc post office. assuied the men who had visited the city asking Boarci of hat a ccnsus o{ lhe j them to exert their influence for the1 city would he next vear :-nd the; city's request. Replies to these when forwarded to Mr. i tion will there be found for the P. 0. money order and registered letter de- partments, besides furnishing a larger waiting room for the public and a iada, Australia and the United States was years old yesterday and says he expects to live to 100. Twelve years ago he married a second wife received would be sent to Mr. Ma- grath. He stated that, H. A. Craig of the Thc city had no t ar.k foi a change in the square. President N'ourse remarked th" Agricultural department was in thei principal .3t for st-tviing h- J. -1 city regardin- a school of instruction catc the os: t.hcre U in agriculture and had asked the Of board of trade to and secure spe- more than 55 years his junior. They j cial rates on the railway and at the ihave five children, the youngest The Lethbridge Hockey Club like the following to turn out to! practice on Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. permitting. J. Wood. L. is weather permitting. J. Wood. L. Cook, Reber, M. McGreavy, L. Hel- mer, McCorvie, Sinclair, Davies, Cal- lahan, Christie Wedd, Hartshorne, Wells, W. Bradbeer, T. Evans, B, Mc- Kay, Jack Taylor, Doc Ellis, Ma- vccty, .Dixon, K. D. Johnson, A. B. Cooper, Higham, Art Wcdd, P. Ma- lone. i whom was born last September. hotels those attending the course. He remarked that it woUd be advisable to give a couple of prizes be a fact' H would in real estate. values to have the post office site re- niOveii from the present business cen- tre. Alderman Bowman stated that as O'NTARIO HAS PEOPLE ENOUGH for judging of grain and live stock. acting mayor at the present time -he Toronto, Dec. provin- cial government has decided to close the branch offices of the colonization depart- ment at Liverpool under cab- led instructions. The offices cease operations tonight. A committee consisting of W. H. Fairfield, G. M. Hatch and J. W. Me- Nicol was appointed to deal with this j matter. The real object of the meeting the I president explained was for the pur- c pose of discussing with the members of the city council thc site for the proposed new post office. He didn't want to confuse it with thc rcsolu- felt that the city was not in a posi- tion to ask for any terms from Mr. j Gait other than in the deed. To give) a site to the government would be to i part with the city's right to the con-' trol of part of Ihe park. It would I look inconsistent; and ungrateful on J thc part of the city. I The president stated that- Mr. Gait' had signified that he would not ob'jcct to the placing of a city hall there and he thought his consent could be got to this as well. Alderman Adams thought that this was altogether different. In this case it would not bo. city property. Aklerniari Bowman was positive that Mr. Gait would not consent to have public buildings placed on the square. Alderman King endorsed what the other akiernien had said. Thc had no right, to ask Mr. Gait to al- low them to place the post cilice there. Mr. Tilloy remarked that he could- n't imagine a public spirited man giv- Jng a park of this sort without, idea of what they were going lo do with it. He couldn't see any idea why he would not be op'c-n to DC con- vinced to have t'he deed changed if it- was to the advantage of thc city to do so. Mr. Conybeare stated'that Mr. Gait had always had very definite view a in rcga-i'd -to ihe square. It had al- ways been considered the the city '.tas to be hc'J :IM u.i open park. When Mr. Ives luJ to have it subdivided the company had drawn up the deed as it stands to protect thc ci'tb.cns. The com- pany would have the right to abro- gate any rights if they wished at thc roq.ucst of the city. He would sooner sec the post office placed there than in any other place where it might be dangerous to the business interests of the city. It was understood that when the city council takes up the resolution of thc Board of Trade in the matter that they would give their consent to thc Board of Trade to ask Mr. Gait for the privilege of placing thc post office there. Service-Holiday Rumor Contradicted Edmonton. Dec. is probable that Hon. W. H. Gushing will retain control of the telephone department, j notwithstanding the rumor that Hon. j W. A. Buchanan was to have been Iglven charge of that branch of the government. Large telephone exten- j sions planned for next year as an- j nounced yesterday, are being arrang- ed under special direction of Mr. Gushing himself who is giving special attention to the development of this work of the department. The contract ror tne supply of telephone poles was awarded the oth- er day to W. Lenrsard, of Wabarrnim; thls cover some two hundred miles of extensions. A contract was also let to A. T. Walker of Lament for polfj'S cuverinj; 60 miles extensions along the G. T. P. be P. meeting on Monday night. The nieprjng will continue through Tues- day and .on Wednesday the proposi- tion will be discussed with" the gov- The feeling of the Grain" Growprs as expressed by members of the committee is that of hearty co- operation with the government .'in. working out a practical scheme which will place the elevator system of Man- itoba on a secure basis, where every., grain.-grower will be assured that he will secure just returns from his crop. INTERCOLONIAL TO LEASE LINES In Good Condition And likely To Be Productive Of Revenue Ottawa, Dec. government has secured full information respect- ing the physical conditions of branch lines of railway in the.lower provinc- es proposed to he leased as feeders to the Intercolonial and the commission of management will consider the mat-' ter early in the year. If any lines are leased it will be only those in fairly good condition and likely to be productive. The act of this 'Session makes that stipulation. Considerable pressure is exercised for-taking over certain lines, where the service is much complained of. LOCAL BUDGET IBILLIAKD BALL FOK SLING SHOT Steve Babun was charged before Inspector West today for carrying a cling shot. He was given a montn's imprisonment with haru labor and fined and costs. The sling shot was a pol ball tied up in a reii ban- uana handkerchief and the accused was arrested shorty after he hac knocked at. a resident of No. 4 and was waiting for some one to come. Had he carried out his intentions and Jiit a man on th< This man formerly lived at Can I more but will be a resident at. the Barracks Guard Room for the next month. A MILLION DOLLARS FOR WHOLESALE BUSINESS Hamilton, Dec. Wood Val- lance Co. of this city is arranging to i take over the M. D. Wood Wholesale Co. of Winnipeg. It is understoood that the deal involves almost a mill- 1 ion dollars. Rev. P. Perry and Mrs. Perry will be at home to congregation at Wesley Parsonage New Year's Day from 3 to 6 and from 8 to 10 p.m. Rev. W. G-..W. Fortune, secretary, of the Temperance and Moral Reform. League of Alberta will preach in Knox Church, next Sunday, both mor- ning and evening. Services will be held in St. Pat- rick's Church on New Year's Day at 8.00, 9.30, and 11 a.m. The Christmas tree and entertain- ment of the Baptist Sunday School on Wednesday evening -was very well attended and was a complete success. The Sunday School children rendered a magnificent programme and ail the children received something from the heavily laden tree. Mrs. J. M. Flcctwood entertained at a whist drive last night. The first gentleman's prize went to G-eorge McLean and the first ladies prize went to Mrs. W. Fleet-wood, the lad- ies' booby prize to Miss Telfcr and Thomas Kilkenny won the gentle- man's booby prize. Two new up-to-date tables have been installed in the Arcade billiard par- lors, one of which is the latest im- proved rail American billiard table. Four Bactens automatic pin-setters have also arrived for the bowling al- leys. With these latest improvements the Arcade will be the most up-to- date place of its kind in the Westv FRENCH PRESIDENT IS NOT ILL Paris, Dec. reports that M. Falleries, president of France, was ill and that physic- ians had been called in consul- tation are given denial by the fact that the president is to- day hunting with friends at Bambouillet. CENTRAL AMERICA HAS NOT RECOGNIZED MADRfZ Washington, Dec. spec- ulation is current today in official and diplomatic circles here concerning the possible action of the Central Amer- ican republics in recognition of Che MadHz government at Managua. Up to this morning the state department received no official Information of such recognition by any Latin Amer- ican country. Official information that General Toledo, who Is supposed to be in possession of arms distributed by Zelaya before his departure is at Managua directing military opera- tions in the capacity of minister of war, was received at the state depart- ment today.. ;