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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald U- VOLUME IV. LETHBRIDGE. ALiERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY IT, NUMBER A MEMBER FOR THIS CITY Lethbridge City Cre- ated Into a Con- stituency City Plant Works Well Edmonton, Feb. City will be given a separate sea under the new Redistribution Act This was decided by the Redistribu tion Committee at the first meeting in the provincial library last night 1 This separate seat will include Stai ford, a small suburb, which brings the population of the city to over This was the only important deci sion reached by the committee, pre- sided over by Mrl Crpss, and consist- ing of Messrs. Robertson, Hiebert Mackenzie, and -Walker, although 'they outlined several other constitu enck-s and named: centres roun of Chica. go, was given today by an assertion in business circles that Mr. Miac- Vegh would withdraw from business altocether, Municipal ownership is proving to be a profitable investment for thig city in inure ways than one. The city took over the management of the pumping station and electric Ugh' plant on September 1st. Since tha time, even last month, the amount o: water pumped has been ag great as the'amount pumped in the middle o August, when s. great deal of water was used for lawns, etc. Also since that time the number of electric lights has been increased consider, ably. However, in spite of the de niiind from the two sources on the power it will be remem bered that the pumping is done by ulectric fights have never jipne- oui> throughout the whole city since September 1st. The power house is in practically the same con. ix- fitv nf Van- IT WOULD BE A MARKET FOR US A Little Ripple At Macleod Great Falls People Present Case To Premier Edmonton, Feb. Great Falls deputation was introduced to Macleod, "Feb... Advance that at the annual meeting of Macleod Liberals a commendatory reference to M. Mackenzie, M.P.P., in a resolution, caused Mr. 0. Genre to rise and demand to know what Mr. j Mackenzie had. done, and showing that he was not friendly to that gen- tleman. "Mr. Genge is ambitious, political- the Advance says, "end plainly announced the fact, stating he would be found in the running at the next election, and promising that if elect- ed he would work faithfully while re_ {pi-esentative at the capital. As it i seems to be almost a certainty there [will be a division of the constituency and another representative given us, that gentleman may be given a chance Premier; Rutherford this afternoon. 'make In such un event J. w. Woolf, member for Cardston. jMr- Mackenziei and Mr. Genge will, and Malcolm McKenzie, member for we. feel be found working in Macleod. j unison for the welfare of the dis- It was pointed out on behalf of Great Falls that it has orobably the most advaataceous oo-sit on of any town in Montana. The town .has con nection with the Great Northern rail- way in four ways and is on the Mil- waukee transcontinental line. The C. P. R. line has vatrance to Spokane and it is thought to 'be mutually de- sirable that some Canadian if not the C.F.R. should connect with Great Falls. The distance from :tbe border to the city is 140 miles and there are no railways in this great stretch 6f country, that it is capable of being a valuable producing area is shown the fact that fully 000 acres of the land are a part of ah' irrigation system conducted by private and state enterprises. The Great Sun Irrigation Co.. of which Mr. Bobbins is superintendent, will reclaim pv.out acres of land at of v "Great Falls claims to have the, greatest natural water power facili- ties on the continent with, the prob- able exception of Niagara Falls. The great Missouri river takes a fall of 525 feet in nine miles. The deputation was fully equipped with maps and charts to show the mutual advantage it would be to both Alberta and Montana to have railway connection. The Premier was ureed to _use his influence towards having the Alberta lines, especially those tapping the coal areas, extend to Great Falls, where there are huge smelters that want a steady: supply of coal arid coke. The premier showed his interest in the matter and promised to let the board of commerce know as scon as possible what can be done to secure the desired connection; trict." WELLAND MEMBER MAY RESIGN Toronto, Feb. is reported that ;Wm. German, M.P., will resign his seat for Welland county to ac- cept the solicitorsbip of the Domin- ion Railway Commission. He has sat in the House of Commons for pver 18 years, and- has -never been de- feated. AT HIGH RIVER bestment In Town Real Estate-Sales Of Farm Lands NO USE FOR ASIATIC COOKS In Big Mine Disaster Near Newcastle, Eng, Fernie Teamsters Will Fme Members Who Patronize Them Fernie, Feb- On Sunday the plasterers had been busy plastering walls upstairs in the new Hender- son block. To dry the plaster a fire was burning in a stbye which was sittimr on floor. Everythinar ap- peared safe when ihe men quit wort River, Feb. and Mrs. A. J. H. Koch and little daughter re- turned from visit, in New York and other .large cities of the The cornei-, including two lots fac- in the streets all through; the city and hund- of poles are down. It is not believed communication can I be re-establishedi within week; Bus- iness is suspended. The storm is the worst in the. history of the city. Ifq estimate of damaRu -can be made. of -fruit trees "have been ruined and the effects of 'the devasta- tion will be apparent in the coming season's crops. There is said to be absolutely no hope for peach: crop by city of ;Nbrtht Van- cpuver. The applications of the Canadian throughput the Erie peach belt. entire i'amous Lake Q. t; P, BRANCH LINES, Ottawa, Feb. Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company, ap- plying to Parliament for power to build lines from Pembina Crossing to the head waters of the Little Pem- bina River, a distance'bf 100 miles; from the G.T.P. main line :at': Em- barras River, southwesterly; towards Macleod River, a distance of 25 miles; from the .company's lines between Pacific litiilway for" taking .of additional lands for ities at the Windsor St. and Place Viger stations at were: ap- proved by the Railway Commission, The baseball season of 1909 will open April 14th, according to the National League schedule. are dead and another hurt as a result of a cave in of water main at Cote Des Neiges; Mon- treal. The dead ai-e Italians. .Durinsr the last 48 hours there was 53 earthquakes in Southern Bulgaria. Considerable damage done. A delegation of ladies, ministera and citizens waited on the Gea- eraL of British Columbia, asking for legislation to prevent from cnffaglnp in occupations which led, them into vicious surroundings. Consideration -was promised. 4 The Great Northern fiyer from St. Paul to Winnipeir was derailed mt Ar- dock, The were badly shaken but none were D. P- Macleod, Pirrcher western boundary tance of 100 miles. Creek, of the dis. Rush BunneM At Ottawa Ottawa, Commons Fob. dirl House of another irootl day's sented medals to twen- ty .two veterans, of the Intercolonial. Two recipients' have each been fttty years in the service. They! are i chinist John Fogerty and Foreman I Howard Brown. Warrants havo boe issued for the arrest of Fireman Lane and Brakemen Jackson and Alexander in connection with fatal collision near Harriston. Ont., on January 14th. They will probably be committed for .trjal with Conductor Fleminjr and Engineer Ken- nedy. jwork today, good profiTcas with government bills and "in sup ply. Mr. Graham's bill regarding the control of rates by. the railway com- mission of companies leasing from the government water, powers alone the Trent canal was while Mr. Avlssworth's bill reffardinfl: secret and illicit commissions was consider- Four People Killed In Wreck Murphysboro, Ills., Feb. nois Central train No. 306, south bound from St. Louis to New Or. JaTfl C Q1T Hftftt fkt _ _ CWQv Vl British Parliament today. Four persons are report- 2Q injured. Ow- telegraph lines details but a relief train ed in committee. The bill is based on a similar measure passed by British Parliament and aims at the ncrft 'toua putting an end to "ftrafting" on .the part of public or private parties.'The j'ng resolution resrardinar increased salar- ies for civil servants of the inside are gone class put through the committee to thig city here to bring the wounded The balance of the wtt-j was devoted to supply, conufdera- tion of the Indian voted beinr up --ain, Mr. Oliver meeting with con and express car Midcrable success in getting hit items but the remaini throtifli. Chictfo, Feb. The twin wredt- ed a local. The accident WM caused by a broken nil. The engine remaining over aanl. cars tnrnwl ing the station and one lot rear, facing Fourth St. west; was. sold today to Mr.. George Lane. The property 'was sold at auction in the Geprjfe Hotel by A. W. H. Thomp auctioneer, etc., for The people of High River are pleased to know that Mr, Lane's confidence in the town remains as of old and are looking forward to the erection, of other Lane Block' such as the one now on the corner of Third and West Bail- way Land sales continue steadily, regard less of the cold weathers The lowinu: transfers were made the past two weeks. Edward Potter to Harry Johnson, Isaac Arnold to Albert Hc- at six o'clock on Sunday However, about nine -in the evening a blaze was noticed upstairs. An alarm wjis turned in and tte BriRade re- sponded with thoir usual promptneasr However, Arthur Whittingtbn. had .made usa-.of the -hose used by the plasterers and the fire was extin- guished before the briRade arrived. -It only a momentary excitement for the returninir church jjoers and dis- turbed a few ol the players1 in .the pool room across -the street; Rev. S. Cook, of Michel, preached in the1' Methodist church here on Sun- day. Mr. Breckenridge oi Lundbreck spent Sunday in Fernie. The -teamsters' union here have de- cided to fine any of their members' found visiting: a restaurant with an Oriental cook. On a recent Sunday here resident enquired at a. hotel for; a but was informed the landlord that the, policemen, had just been around and lockaoVtbe- door. The newly: elected council .has decid- ed to NO music is allowed in the saloons and the lid is on tijrht on Sundays. After Feb. 19th. all. stores are to be closed on. Sunday with, the exception Newcastle, Engv Feb. tern. ble disaster has occurred at West Stanley, a small mining town IS distant, in which it ig feared 180 lives have been lost. There were two explosions at 4 o'clock this afternoon in the West Stanley colliery, which employs men. jNearly two hundred of the men were in the pit .at .the time, and up to; a late hour tonight none of them hid come to the surface, although rappings have been heard, and it ii these are froni aome of the miners .who escaped death, frojn the explosion and the .fire .which follow- ed. C Almost immediately after the ex- plosion flames burst through the shaft, scorching the at-the pit fencing and at the entrance to the mine.The flames. spread rapidly, and it -was impossible for, the rescu- ing party to descend into: the ings. Thousands of anxious people "gathered at the uiouth of the but for fire burned furiously. At ;midnight it was slill iinpossible to "attempt d witt ;he: I many, hours; before the. enteance -is; '_: An explosion involving twelve, .Eves occurred at "the -same colliefy; in 1888. After .rescue work had progressed all night the mine was cleared as far as the second level, where 33' men were found alive thig-morning. Most of them, however, were severely iiu juredL The force of the explosion was so terrific that although the upper level where it occurred is 840 feet deep, flames leaped fifty feet above the pit mouth on the surface. 'of stores which will be allowed to dispense prescriptions only. The Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.. Ltd.. have rspent about on improvements during the last.. year. A new tipple nas just been finished at "Michel at a cost, of They have installed a system of un- dercround compressed air haulage at Coal Creek. Collieries: at a cost of ab- out They- have built twenty-two' new coke- ovens at Michel and thirty at Fernie, costing about SCiO.000.00. .They have spent about SlSO.OOQ in replacing the plant destroyed by the fire last' August, and 'have in contem- the buildinjr ccke ovens at a cost of at Fer- nie, arrangements'' are not altor pether- complete. In any case about will be spent Here this vear CRANBROOK BONSPIEL. (Special to Her.ld.) Cranbrook, Feb. bouspiel of the Cranbrook Curling Association is in full swing. -Visiting curlers are here from many outside towns, in- cluding Calgary, Lethbridge, Mac- iebd, and iFernie. There are four sheets of ice, which are all in. shape. good There are. four Challenge Cup, donated by Hoggarth and Cranbrook; the Corby Cup, donated by the'Corby Co.; the Gault Cup, donated Bros., of Vancouver; and the- Burns Cup, donated by P. Burns and. Co. The Bums'Cup is a consolation contest. Sixteen rinks are entered, and the contest will be sure to .last for three days. Cranbrook, B.C., Feb. standing' in the competitions "today: Corby Johnston, lie. Lean; fours. Young, McLeod, Mc- Lean, Grant; twos, Young and Grant playing final now. Grand Challenge Hoggarth, Pinkhani; Eights, Ward. fours, Hoggarth, JCcLeod, McLean. Gait McLeod, Grant, McCowan, Johnson, Mc- Lean. Williams, C. McBroom to Alex. Me-1 to the- uhape of improvements-. The monthlv pay roll now averages over per month. It is expected to be double that amount later. Williams, Philix 3foody to George Kyde, C. McBroom to W. Richards, C. McBroom to William.Buies, Geo. L. Rittenhouse to Findlay and Pullock (the Spaulding ranch) to R. Reardou. With the ex- ception of three, the above sales were, made to local .parties and tho- land is I all partially improved. f "The following'pentlenien vverc up to' Chicago, Feb. 15.-The ;wind, rain A. Stanley. SLEET STORM SEVERE. American Cities Cut .Off from Out- side Blocked. T wrown, sicet stbrm which during the last forty-eight hours has played havoc with the telegraph. wires in the middle west, will continue until tomorrow night, according to ;the weather forecast. By the time it has spent itself in the middle west it will be moving with its trail of suffering, and destruction up the St. j Lawrence Valley. Tonight the storm is slowly moving south over Tennes- see, with a fall of snow and. Washington. Feb. delegation) there, Mississippi, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio. All over Illinois snow U.S. IN GRIP OF STORM. New York, Feb.' entire northeastern section the United States, from the Mississippi river to the Atlantic seaboard, was in the grip of a severe storm falls of.sleet and snow, accompanied by icy winds, .on the northern part of this territory, hampered" all means of transportation and communiou tion- SEPARATE STATEHOOD. Washington, Feb. struggle of Arizona- and'New Mexicc was-TC warded today in so far as the House of Kepresentativea is concern- ed, when that under suspen- sion of the rules, unanimously paw- ed the bill granting separate state- hood to" the two territories: Waters Of the St. Mary's River representing; the United Milk River Ir- rigation Association arrived here to- was ing. six inches deep, and still fall- The region between- Memphis day to take up the matter of pushing, and Buffalo was almost entirely eov- the work on that project with the revered with sleet. The slowness with which the storm has moved is re. markable. Before it reaches the St. Lawrence Valley the storm will have hovered over the same place for clamation people and the interior de- partment; also to urge prompt action toward the of the waters of St. Mary's from beinr used by the Canadians. 72 hours. _. A short abatement of the storm in The conferred today with the region of Chicago today was fol- MonUiia delation m congress lowed %y a renewa? in yigOr. Most but; Ywe'of the cities in the affected area re- vary- informed that it was not as port considerable suffering and advisable to push matters at present ing degrees of inconvenience d_ while the treaty with Canada, respect j delay in traffic. Telegraph com. division of these waters, was j municatkm. between some cities was under by the Senate. Today Senate committee> on for- considered treaty with a view to the elimination of the kept up by circuitous routei. Chicago, during a great! the day, reached route running throufh Alabama, ohjectloM to the treaty, so that there to with the could be ipeedy ratification. thence north LADIES' COLLEGE QUARANTINED Sackville, N.B., Feb; 17.T-One hun- dred and fifty students of Mount Al- Hston Ladies' College here arc in close quarantine as-a result of an outbreak of scarlet fever. There are four students and one maid "down with the disease, which is of a mild type. Kerr Co. Get a Big Tract The O. W. Kerr Co. taken over the lands of the Koight Co., covering about eight tb in the Raymond and MafrMh diV trices, and will "put them .on mar- ket as soon as the land Mekers com- mence moving in the spring. The land, which is of very fine quality, will be sold in small t_11 blocks. fAYS JT-WILI. Helena, ing canvassed the; ffottae; thoronfhly, 'JTorth) of flUrer Bow, tonight that the nMttor ial of which the author aflktag thai continue in foret Chinese Act. MM! ncopc to all the ould majority: ;