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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TKe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME II. LETHBRIDQC, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, IfM. LEGISLATURE IS GOING TO CALGARY To Attend the Grain Conference This Week Edmonton. Alta., Feb. lo- night's session Premier Rutherford gave notice that tomorrow afternoon he will move for the adjournment of the Legislature until Monday after- noon next to give the members an opportunity of attending the grain conference in Calgary on Wednesday and Thursday. The cabinet will attend with the probable exception of Mr. Cross. The premier expressed the hope that as many members as possible would also attend. The government policy to guarantee the bonds on the branch line of the C. N. K. and G. T. P. will not come before the House till the last week or two before the final adjournment. Dissolution is not expected before .the end of the first- week in March. The act respecting constables and the bill respecting liabilities of mu- nicipalities on debentures sold at o discount were considered in com- mittee of the whole and reported unamended. The act to make district courts in- stead of supreme courts the courts of appeals from assessments in cities and towns was held over in committee to allow of.a clause including rural school districts being added if neces- sary. The act revising the old Territorial act for the appointment of official au- ditors was read a second time and re- ferred to the committee of the whole. Mr. Rosenroll of Wetaskiwin" pressed for some system providing for the audit of the books of local improve- ment districts, Mr. Rutherford said the matter was to be discussed in committee of the whole. Mr. Boyle, of Sturgeon, introduced a petition to relieve certain doubts as to the right of. Dr. R. to practice in the province. There are still a number of gov- erament and private bills to be intro- duced and there is enough business now in sight to keep the House in ses- A DRY SOUTH Birmingham, Ala., Feb. whole South will be prohibition terri- tory within five years and the entire uaion in 25 years. It will not be many years until we will as -soon think of returning to slavery as to the: open saloon." This was a senti- ment expressed last night by Rev. E. E. Folk, of Tennessee at the South- ern anti-saloon league conference. RAYMOND IS AFTER THE G.T.P. TO SPEND NIGHT ON PETITIONS Petition Will Be warded To Govern- ment sion for three weeks after adjournment. after resuming MONTREAL IS IN A DILEMMA Isn't Certain Whether It Had An Earthquake Or Not Montreal, Feb. there a series of earthquake shocks night and early this morning, .is the ques- tion being asked today. The seismo- graph at McGill University failed to record any one of the three shocks felt but this is explained by the fact that the instrument is on old one and not to be relied upon. The shocks were" not registered at Ottawa or To- .ronto on the instruments which are up to date and reliable; nevertheless -thousands of Montrealets who were awakened from their sound sleep will .ajjree that they first mistook the sound and jar for an explosion. In the newspaper offices down town thei shocks were not felt and the first known of the event.was when people rang .up and asked where the explos- ion was. Queries of this nature came from points three miles or more apart, and all on the upper level of the city so that the evidence that three shocks were felt is conclusive despite the lack of corrobora tion from the seis- mographs. City Council and Applica- tions For Sewer, Water and Light A number of petitions asking for sewer and water connections were re- ceived by the City Council last night. Theee were filed and a resolution, stat ing that all requests for sewers, wat- connections, light and sidewalks will be considered at a special meet- ing of the council on February 19th These will be referred to in making up the estimates'.for. the year. The secretary advertise to the effect that all such requests must be made before February 15th or they cannot be considered :.n this year's estimates. Owing to natural gas mains break- ing, Lancaster, Ohio and Chillicote, Oklohoma, were left without fuel Or light. It was a serious thing asthe thermometer was below zero. Raymond, Feb. Rivers, the mayor, returned from the Convention of Municipalities at Edmonton, Sat- urday. He thinks that with a little trouble Raymond can persuade the Grand Trunk Pacific, in going from Lethbridge to Coutt-s, to pass through Raymond. Dr. Rivers had a talk with the managers of the G.T.P. road and ho reports everything very fa- vorable for us getting it. llhere will be a meeting this afternoon 'to get up a petition, etc., to be sent to Ed- monton, along with a representative from Raymond. BOARD OF TRADE BANQUET The Board of Trade bau- quet will be held an Thurs- day evening, Feb. 11. The members of the Board have all been canvassed and given an opportunity to secure tick- is. The remaining seats are available to the public and tickets can be secured from the members of the committee: A. H. McKeown, W. B. Dob- bin, C. G. K. Nourse, J. E. Anderson, W, A. Buchanan, E. IT. Rylands, W. Ingram, and A. Tilley, secretary. The number of tickets is limited and those anxious to attend the first banquet of the Board should see one of the mem- bers of the committee with- out delay. In case any mem- ber of the Board has been overlooked the secretary of the committee should be informed. CANADIANS WON AGAIN Glasgow, Feb. second match against Scotland was played at Orossmyloof today and resulted in another victory for tKe Canadian curl- ers, the second being 106 to 77. The third and final match of 'the series of the Strathcona trophy will be played on Feby. 8. The annual convention of the Al- berta Temperance and Moral Reform League will be held in Wetaskiwin on March 17 and 18. ALL PEOPLE OF HAMILTON COULD DREAM ON THIS BRIDE CAKE Cake Five Feet High Occupied Prominent Place At Wedding Qf Hamilton Girl To American Millionaire Hamilton, Ont., Jan. A ro- cent mancexthat had its beginning less ago when a wealthy white corded silk coat and er- furs and muff. To. the grooms- 'man the groom gave a rough pearl j. Stick pin, to the ushers pink pearl erican bachelor met a pretty Canad- j pins to the Bridesmaids arid maids ian girl in a. Japanese flower booth of nonor Marabout stoics and muffs, at a society function here and fell in the uower girl received a gold neck- love with her at first sight, resulted lacc- __ today in the marriage of Aileen Dav- j Two hundred r.fty quests atten is, daughter, of W. R. Davis, of the j Customs Department, to Charles P. j McColm, of Muscatine, Iowa, the son. j of a multi-millionaire button manufac-1 banked turor. I paJms. Mr. McColm, who is well known in j ated ded the reception which at the Waldorf Hotel. The big drawing rooms were artistically arranged to represent .a garden scene ami was floweis and The banquet hall was ctecor- with red poisettas and British Round Up a Bad Gang Phoenix, B. C., Feb. sensa- tional capture of the Brideville ban- dits was made yesterday when Bill and Clove Newman and Ben Hart were landed behind the bars. The trio are all characters of bad record and in their arrest the police believe that they are not only the ban- dits but the desperadoes who held up Charlio Thomet's hotel at Midway and murdered the proprietor some months ago, and the perpetrators of a series of holdups along the bound- ary line west of here during the past year. Canada, especially in. Toronto and Montreal, was a 8uesi at the hotel here some months ago and ac- cepted an invitation to attend the "Feast of Blossoms" given by the Daughters of the Empire. Cupid's shaft struck his heart when he was introduced to the charming Miss Da- vis. The acquaintance begun then was continued and Mr. McColm's vi- sits to Hamilton became more numer- ous, the engagement being announced in November. The wedding today, was one of the most brilliant social events of the sea- son and was the first to be solemniz- ed in the new Central Presbyterian Church. Another feature was the wedding cake, already described in the Herald, a gift of Chicago friends of the groom, and said to be one of the largest caVes ever made for ac- tual use. TOOK ALL CABS IN THE CITY Over six hundred friends and ac- quaintances of the bride and groom from all parts of Canada and the States saw the ceremony performed. Nearly all the cabs and automobiles Hamilton were engaged taking quests to the church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Lyle, assisted by Rev. W. Sedgwick., was given away by her father, and during the signing of the register Mrs. Frank Mackelcan. of Toronto, sang. C. Per cjval Garratt presided at the organ. The church decorations were simple cala lillies displayed in profusion. Miss Helen Grantham was maid of honor; Miss Violet Crerar and Miss Maude Elson, of Freport, 111., and Miss Madeline Davis, sister of bride, were bridesmaids, and Miss El- sie Butler, of Flushington. N..T.. flow- er girl. Ellis Parker Butler, of Flushington, the well-known author and writer, supported the groom. The ushers were Gordon Davis, Gamble Geddes, Jack Moodie and Bernard Hoodless. and American flags were entwined around the walls. (Continued on Back Page.) DAN. D. MANN iS EXPECTED HERE TWO CHINESE WIN CASES IN COURT TELEGRAPHIC BRIEF? The United States will likely build I a highway from Washington to ,the battlefields of Gettysburg as a meoior iai to Lincoln. It is said that Earl Grey may be- come Viceroy of India. Earl Grey will attend the opening of the big missionary conference in Toronto. Rev. Father Twoiney of Belleville, Ont., is dead. Appeal Allowed By CONVENTION IS Judge Winter In Gee Lee Case STRONG FOR LEWIS SHOTS CAME THROUGH A WINDOW Mrs. Vadnais Tails Of the Shooting Near Cardston There is a reperiein the city this afternoon that D. Mann, of the Canadian Northern, will come in from Calgary on this afternoon's local to look into the railway situation here. N. Barker It Leaving Cardston (Special to Herald.) Cardston, Feb. N. Barker has sent in his resignation as Custom's Collector at Cardston. He is going to Edmonton to engage in the news- paper business. Mr. Barker is an old timer here and has done much to develop this part of 'Alberta. FIRE AT- WETASKIWIN 'Wetaskiwin, Alta., 'Feb. this morning, destroyed the Alberta Opera House, Perkins' livery stable, JBuftkhalTs general store and partially, destroyed the Alberta Hotel. The loss is twenty thousand. MUST BECOME BRITISH SUBJECT The city 'council passed a resolution last night asking Fire Chief Fowler to take out his papers and become a British subject. If this is not done it is like- ly a withdrawn clause in the resolution will be enforced and he will be asked to resign- In the Gee Lee case- the appeal has been allowed by Judge Winter in the first instance on account of the con- tradictory evidence given by Dora Alilestine. In the examination of Gee Lee he gave such a clear narrative of his journeys from Winnipeg here, back to Calgary and to Lethbridge again, also as to the disposal monies.in his possession, which he affirmed was the result of selling, his business in Winnipeg and not from funds supplied from the prostitution of the female witness, and although submitted again to a very severe examination by Mr. Conybeare he remained unshak en in his evidence. Dr. Tuller gave a very explicit explanation of the ef- fects of using cocaine and which ma- ladianapolis, Ind., Feb. fortunes of war were with the ad- mi -list-ration party Avhen the third week of the convention of the United Mine -Workers of .America opened to- day. John Walker of Illinois at- tempted to take up his denunciation of the action of President Lewis and the national executive" board in sus- pending the officers of District No. 11, laiiiana, for disobedience, but a mo- tion to extend the time of debate in fence. his favor was lost amid chfeers, and With regard to Wing -Wah Chung, Walker had to take his seat. the owner of the red brick store on Ford St., this conviction was quash- J ed, as although receiving rent for the room, it could not cdme under name of a disorderly house. The girl was given in charge of the terially helped the cose for the de- Elected By a Big Majority As the Miner s President the For President of the United Mine Workers of America it is conceded' that President Lewis has been re- elected by a majority of about 16..000. John Walker, of Illinois, announced That he would not contest the elec- Salvation Army and taken to a Sea- cue Home at Calgary. i lion if he is defeated. The vote will be made known tomorrow. THEY ARE AFRAID OF THE COAL FROM LETHBRIDGE Reason Montana Operators Oppose the Re- moval Of Duty -Big Demand For Our Coal Spokane, Wash., Feb. is almost entirely steam small W, Dewart, chairman of the' legisla. i per cent, is used for domestic pur- tive committee of the Spokane cham-j poses. The coal used for domestic her of commerce, to which body has j purposes in Spokane corals from Wy- been referred the matter of investi- j oining and a small portion of it from gating the advisability of removing j Montana, The Canadian coal is of a the tariff on coal from Canada, re- ports that this will mean a saving of from to a year to Spo- kane. He said in the course of an interview today: removal of duty on coal from Canada would not condi- tion of in the mines .in western Washington because the re- moval of the duty would not increase the competition of Canadian coal against the coal mined in this state. The coal from the Crow's Nest section COUNCIL Express Satisfaction With Provisions Of the Measure Engineers Want Shorter Hours and Better Pay Aids. Hatch, Hu-tton and King and Acting Mayor Bowman were present at the meeting of the City Council last night. No new business was tak- en up, and very little important rou- tine business came up for considera- j Alberta Municipalities at Edmonton, tion. Both spoke highly of the benefit Aid. King raised an objection to the passing of the minutes as nothing was J. McDowell asked for refund'on his j penses in connection with the sewer dray license as he had only worked I to Aid. King's house were very rea- for Batchelor Marshall -.A Skarin. Both letters were filed. G. M. Hatch and G. W. Robinson read reports of the proceedings at the recorded authorizing the Secretary- Treasurer to advertise for an account ant. He thought such appointments should come from, the council and spoke strongly in favor of the incon- sistency of granting the Secretary- Treasurer a big increase on the ground that the work had increased ceived from attending the convention. An expense account of for the .three delegates was passed. The Market Master reported that during the cold weather, very little produce was brought to the market and that he was in a position to look, after the scales. Addison and Son's account of 825 funeral expenses of John McNairie> indigent, was paid on the advice of the health officer. The government rebate. and then going to the expense of gett-' be asked for A letter from R. T. Thompson ing extra help, He was told that the matter had been thoroughly looked into by the acting mayor and was amply justified. It was the cus- tom to allow the Secretary to engage his own help. metal weather strips for the new hall was referred to the architect. A'number of communications from a beautiful Dusheas Messaline, The bride wore toire costume of trimmed with old rose point lace and studded with sea pearls; a of or- ange blossoms and carried a bouquet of lilies of valley and roses She wore the groom's jrift a the appointment; the Ward firc brigadc were an- swered by the secretary. An account of for repairs on the -DTorth Ward fire haH was passed. It was None of the applications have as yet i decided owing to unsatisfactory been looked into. At the cloae of j accommodations and conditions at the meeting the council entered into! this hall any further expense would be a discussion of the management of thejunwige fhe supplies were held up as city's business, during which the sec- j they could not be properly taken caie rotary stated that the city ought to Of at the hall. the discussion have a 'tore keeper right away. it was stated that the "fire alarm sys- W. Taylor took out two dray licens- jtem installed required constant mre as last year. He returned one and j and suggested that the fire chief be stated that he had not used the other! ipvcn a conveyance to travel around, last vear but would use it year. onginf-or reported, that the eX> sonable, the estimate ii anything, be- ing too low.; Aid. King thought too much different formation and of a char- acter which makes it superior to any. thing mined in Wyoming or Montana for steam purposes, so that it is the logical manufacturing fuel for Spo- kane. "Operators of coal mines in Mon- tana are opposed to taking the duty off coal for fear the mines at Leth- further encroach upon their territory. The fact.is that the coal mined at Lethbridge is largely sold in Canada and some little of it in Great Falls, Mont. While there has always been a market-in Spokane for all the Lethbridge coal that could be produced, the Spokane agents have been able, to secure but a .few. cars, so that the Montana operators of mines have nothing to fear in .con- sequence of the duty being taken off coal from the north. "Resolutions were adopted by the Trades Council of Spokane some time ago. 'Afterward the matter was tak- en up by the chamber of commerce and the club, which indorsed the actioa. The matter was then Our Cardston correspondent sends the following in regard to the Vad- nais affair: The Vadnais are again in trouble, this time of a veiy serious nature. Last Saturday night Richard return- ed home a very good natured mood. Sometime during the evening presumably about 11 o'clock, from the bestJtaformation obtainable, two shots were fired at Eichard, both taking effect. The bullets 'both en- tered his face, one striking the law, plowing its way along the roof of the mouth, coming out in.-the upper jaw; the other ball apparently just a little, under the first one. Vadnais, still bleeding profusely ran to the barn, got a horse and rode to ;the ranch of Mr. Crawford. Messrs. Crawford and Salt brought him to town, where he was placed under the care of Dr. Stacpoole. He is in a very critical condition this morning. Upon exam- ination it was found that the lower jaw is frightfully shattered and the tongue partially severed. Vadnais will be taken to the Gait hospital to- day. The R.N.W.M.Police yesterday ar- rested Mrs. Vadnais and lodged her in the jail here. She says that late Saturday night while she and her husband were sitting talking the two shots were fired through, the window. However, will have a prelimiixr :ary hearing before Justice Barker to- day. Dr. Mewburn reported' today that Vadnais was still in a precarious'con- dition at the hospital, although the odds are in his favor. LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY The United States Senate has pro- claimed Feb. 12 the .anniversary of .Lincoln's birthday, a legal holiday throughout the union- JURY DISAGREES IN LIBEL CASE taken up bV the delegates from Ql an agreement Tpnonprt Jinn iinrrn ruii-ncr tn kane to a meeting of the state federa- tion of labor at Walla Walla, but was there, througli the efforts of the men from the western end of the state, turned -down and a Resolution favor- ing keeping the present tariff passed." Harry L. Bleecker, secretary of the Washington Water Power Cotnpa7iy, said "The -.consumption of coal Canada in Spokane is from to tons a year, which, in case the duty is 60 cents. a ton were removed, would effect a saving on .steam coal to Spokane of or yearly. The rate of increase every year in the saving would be -.large, as the popu- lation of Spokane is increasing at a rate of 15 per'cont. a while the power in the vicinity of Spo- New Trial Ordered In Laird Sect! Case At-' .Regina, Sask., Feb. jury af- ter being, out twelve hours in'the Laird-Scott, case returned to court andirejaorted they were unable to agree upon a verdict. The fore- man told the judge they had reduced the charge to that of. Laird having recsived for his. "city campaign fund and found him. innocent of all but this. The sticker was whether or not this was used for his personal r profit. The judge asked if there was any being reached and upon being told that there was'not, he discharged the jury and a new trial was ordered. An agreement w.as reached by par- ties .to the Laird-Scott case ternoon by which all cases arising out of graft charges are dropped; The case of Laird against the Kegina Lead- jer for damages is dropped, i and Laird is to ask the attorney geri- from j erai to definiftly discontinue action against Scott. The reason given for the arrangement is the prospective difficulty of arriving at a verdict and- the agreement is made that the costs in each case shall -be paid: by the parties incurring them. paid for labor but brought the' up as a test for the benefit of the city. In the future deposits for this.kind of; work will be made as heretofore. The engineer reported that the side- walks asked for in petitions present- ed at the last council meeting were included in his former general report; SHORTER HOURS BETTER J-AY- A request from the engineers at the power house' for a shorter day and an increased rate of wages was accom- panied by- a letter from Supt. Reid endorsing the same. The engineer at present works twelve hours a. day and.every seventh, day eighteen hours and receives 27c, an hour. This is the lowest wage paid to employees-at the power house and pumping station "with the excep- tion of the coal men. The request for an eight hour day and 40c. per hour met with the un- animous approval of the council. The granting of this request means the employment of another engineer at the power house and also another at j western Washington is unequal to'match in Calgary.. kane -is bo-coming so that cheap fuel is necessary to pro- and increase the manufacturing. Of the quantity of coal brought from Canada annually into Spokane the Bout At Calgary Declared a Draw Calgary, Feb. boxing bout Washington Water Power company j at t1ie Lyric theatre last evening be. takes abut 10 per cent." j tween Cove and Lauder resulted in Frederick R. Goodall, president of. a draw; after fifteen rounds. It was the chamber said: "The'a fast and scientific boxing rexhibi- coal areas .in Washington are limited tion. The attendance, was the largest and the output of the coal mines In gathered together at a boxing the pumping station, COST OF. AUDIT W, A. Henderson and Co. wrote saying that their account for the an- nual audit of the city's books was WOO. (Continued Back Pafe.) the demand for railroad and naviga-j The decision vas not popular one tion purposes. Practically all the and most of those present thought coal mined in the Cascades is con- Lauder should have had the decision. sumed by the railroads, steamships; In the last round Cove all in and the coast cities, so that only a and could easily have.been knocked slight percentage'finds its way tc" out. But, Lauder was also tired and eonM follow up his advantafes. ;