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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TFe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME IV. LITHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRJDAY, FEBRUARY if, I9M. NUMBER W. EARTHQUAKES HIT PERSIA HARD Many Villages In the Provinces Des- troyed Teheran, Feb. governor 01 Burujurd. iu. town in Southwestern Persia, has sent out agents to inves- the damage wrought by the earthquake of -Jan. 23rd. This was the disturbance that was registered by siesrnographs around the world, but the exact location of which was located only yesterday. The meagre reports that have reached Teheran in- r-j PLOT TO DETHRONE EMPEROR NICHOLAS. St. Petersburg. Feb. A sensational story of a reaction- ary plot to dethrone Emper- or" Nicholas and proclaim, a regency in Russia, is being re- lated in St. Petersburg today in connection with the recent death .of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovitch, the 'Emperor's uncle. Ball Fans To Meet At Regina APPEALS TO NATIONS High-Tone Reference To Conservation Of Resources Washington. Feb. ,1 yicw Kckxtonn is in receipt of thu -to conserving the natural resources of following telegram from -J. M. Lumb. the United States. "Canada and Mexi- presidvnt of .the Winnipeg Baseball j co> representatives of these irovem- C'lub. i ments. in addition to many of the The- home of Mrs. Davies. on Bom- pas St., was threatened with total destruction curly this morning bv fire and with the high wind blow- iatr at the time the whole resi- dence would have been licked up by the flames but- for the prompt action of the Fire Department. About 1.15. an alarm was sent in and after a ra- pid run found that a lire was raging in the basement of the house, iaflamablc material around the walls having caught fire. This was rapidly spreading and mounting to each sto- rey, finding in the rafters and wooden joists plenty of fuel to feed upon. After a good supply of chemical had been used with good effect on the base of the conlkucration the water, which was at full" force was turned and the flames rapidly disappeared. Chief Fowler this morning said that the new revolving nozzle more than paid -Base-ball meeting to complete or-: k.atiers of the conservation movement for .tscli m saying the property last will be held at Regina. i in lhis couritrv. gathered here today nieht. tor it is splendid distributor in attendance upon the. North Arjieri-l and covers much more space than can eanixation Monday, March 1st." This meeting is called to complete conservation conference, the '.organization of an eight club i confcrencc was caUed bv I-'-CM- Icai'ue including Winjiipeg, Brandon, i assembled in the East Room of the .White House be covered hy a straight jet. tween Burujurd and .Juristan provinc- es. Fifteen villages are known to have been wholly or partially des- troyed and it is estimated that chc total-number will undoubtedly be more than fifty. Some villages wen? oblit- erated and no trace be nad of the hamlets of Bahrain un.l i.eben. It appears that not a single ?oul ing to these communities was left alive to tell the laic M -he rful convulsion.of nature. 'r't> ii'ct that there were no oreUfn ar v- where in the neighborhood accounts for the delay of nearly a month in the receipt of news here. REVOLVER WENT OFF. While, examining a revolver in the barracks at Josephburg, the weapon accidentally discharged, the bullet passing through the hand of Corp. Jenkins, in whose possession it was, and entering the leg of Constable Wekhnan, who was standing near. The injuries are severe. HOG RAISING IN ALBERTA Commission Presents Exten- sive Report To the Government Jidmonton. Alta., Feb. -the establishment of government I'Crk packing plants in Alberta impendson the ability of the farmer .'o i-reduce, the requisite cumber of nogs and si li- mit to certain provisions is the substance of the ,f cci tract, report of commission which was laid 011 the table of the Legislature -this after- noon by Hon. T, Finluy, Minister of Agriculture. The commission went into the question.most exhaustively and have made a most voluminious report, the chief .recommendations ot svhich are as follows: That when a sufficient number of hog growers give .reasonable-assur- ance-tha-t they wttt.'supply at least hogs per year to a plant your commissioners recommend that the government furnish money to build, equip, "and operate a plant "with n .ca- pacity for at least 300 hogs per. day. At "the start that the management, take the farmers' pay for.them ht time of delivery up to'two-thirds' they received by M ijs. ton. Medicine Hat an A meeting will be held in this city j pvOOSCveit, preliminary to holding a to tallc the matter over and appoint tu.Q (lavs> session at the State De- ri delegate. j.partmerit. i Members 01 President Kooscvelt's INDIAN. Bradford. Ont., .Feb. Sil- versmith, an Indian resident in Tus- carora towns-hip, died today in his 115th year. MR. ROBERTSON HOLDS UP BILL Leader Of Opposition Finds Fault With Election Act I Edmonton, Feb. Act re-j specting election of members to the! Legislative Assembly, introduced by Mr. Cross, came before the Commit-i tee. of the Whole this afternoon. Mr. Robertson began action "at the cabinet and the national conservation committee were present. The members from Canada ;snd Mexico were presented to the nresident by secretary of state B.ieon. Then fol- lowed a short address by. Ttfresident Boosevelt. At its' the conferees proceeded to the diplomatic room of the state where a brief address of welcome v-rs reudej by Clifford Pihchot, the chair-] man of the delegation; Then! followed r esponses by the visiting i commissioners aad remarks by mem-i bers of the cabinet and others. After! extendine on behalf of tne American people this heartiest welcome, the pre- sident declared that nothing augured better for the development of the en- tire continent than this conference- "I feel." said the President, "that this conference is one of the import- ant steps that have been taken of recent years looking towards the har- monious co-operation between the na- tions of the earth for the common ad- vancement' of all. think that the creat feature of the growth of the last century has been the mutual recognition of the fact that instead of being normally to the interests of one nation to see an- other depressed it is normally to the ONE HUNDRED ENTOMBED. Newcastle, Feb. hope is abandoned of rescuing any of the 100 or more miners entombed by the explosion .in a colhery at West Stan- lev. and objected to section four, dealing; interests of each nation to the with reasons why the elections would' others, uplifted. I believe that .the be rendered void. He declared niovement'which you "today initiate is section was too wide, but havingj-no j of the utmost importance to this hem suggestions to offer as a substitute and may be of the utmost im- .fche -se'ctioru passed.-. At section ...twelve portance to the'world at large, he again objected that the oill 'had -rj arn anxious." said the President, been read too fast, and he could not; "to do all in my power.-to work-, in keep up... Mr. Cross pointed harmony for the good Of Jill, mstegd the bill had been on the table sev-1 ol- each to get something, at eral days, and all the other members tne expense of the other." Ul-timatelv apparently had in each of UH profit immeasurably and known what, sections .they want-; -l( instead of striving to advance ed taken up.. Sect-ions 'A and 88" to dealing -with elections' pending the completion of voters' lists. Avere PUGSLEY HAD ESTIMATES PASSED He Was Checked By the Opposition But Plugged Away Ottawa. Feb. Sam Huches was informed by the Premier that the attention of the government had been called to the announcement that the J3ritish'goyernirient had contracted for large quantities of canned meats with foreign firms. The premier did not know whether an. effort had been made to secure these orders, 'for the: colon- ies. The Premier also stated that he did not know whether it was the prac WOMEN USED FISTS ON THE POLICE Suffragists Failed To Reach Premier Asquith h bridge can rest it will get "both the G. arid Canadian away, A letter a local gentleman that there is no but that both these be at work to this city at A CABLE FROM CANADA TO JAPAN Organizer Of Farm Railways London, Feb. the Suf- fragists representing-the Women's Free doni" League failed to reach Premier Asyuith to present to him the resolu- tion adopted by that body for a con- tinuation if the militant propaganda for suffrage. Sixty or. more teers for dangerous duty" came into conflict with the police on Downing Street, where squads oi police, mount ed and on foot had been drawn up and the clash .resulted in the rough handling of many women and the ar- rest of twenty-lour of them. Again tonight when the session of Parliament was well way. a contingent led by Mrs. Despard, at- tempted to gain access to the. Prem- ier, but the police, barred the way. The women refused to budge, insist- ing- upon their right to enter the building. Finally Mrs. Despard and several others were placed under ar- rest. Together with Sixteen of those! who had been remanded at the Bowj St. police court Jate m the afternoon, j Mrs. Despard and. her companions at arms will' be arraigned tomorrow. women were fined today but they refused to pay the fines and were sent to prison ''for ranging from two weeks to a month. With the ex- ception of Mrs. Despard, those prom- inent in the Suffragist movement held themselves aloof, but-as it is the pressed intention of the women to con j tinue their campaign without inter-' mission, the leaders are likely to be heard, from at any moment. Among those arrested with 3Irs. Despard was Josephine Clarton, editor and prop- rietor of the New Age. Vile women taken into custody this morning arc- mostly from Glasgow, Manchester. Winnipeg, Feb. Hines, of Davidson, Sask... celebrated in the West as an organizer of farmers' railways, was in the city this morn- ing, accompanied by two young men dressed as John Bull and Uncle Sam. Hines and his two supporters visited the Grain Exchange, where they were given a royal reception by the members. Business was stopped for the time, while John Bull and Uncle Satn were welcomed. The newspa- pers were also visited. Farmer Hines has a charter lor a railroad from. Regina to Melfort. The plan proposed by Hines is for each farmer .whose land is adjacent to the route of the farmers' railway, to take one share of stock, five per cent, of which will be payable in cash, the balance in work on- the road within two years. ESCAPE OF Bill MINER Comment Of Policeman Who Assisted in Arrest of Notorious Mao till owed to Robertson same. stand over opportunity Mr. of studying tramulini- down the other each strives to .advance; rogether for the common advancement." AN AERIAL TRAMWAY.. 6f estimated value and lar intervals agreed- upon when suffi- cient time is 'allowed, to place them on. the market they pay the producer balance of full value of their product less- the cost of curing-and marketing Section 105, regarding the-appoint-j Edmonton, Frank Po- nient of n day: for holding- nomina-; general manager of the McGil- was next to come under .the (livray Creek Coal and Coke Co., Ltd., ban of the leader of the Opposition.; of ;Coleman, is in the city at present He claimed the time'.Svas not long; while a private bill.- affecting the in- enouirh. The clause provided that- of the company .is being put the Lieut.-Governor-in-Council may through! the Legislature, appoint a day not more than twenty j The bill, as explained by Mr. Po- or less than sixteen days from date! js to empower--the" company to of writs of election, for nomination an for the pur- of candidates, arid the seventh day pose of'transporting coal from the after nomination polling day, I month of the mine to the C. P. R. Mr. Robertson wanted at least _'.ten i tracks. The tramway line is to be days from nomination to polling, and feet in and will handle twenty to thirty from date of writ to tons of caff per day. Without nomination day. He said it was not tjae aerial line about eight miles of possible for the central-and southern railway line would -have to be con- constituencies to get the work done gtructed in order to get a safe grade, in less, much less the two northern. constituencies -lengthened.. Mr. Cross j pointed out constituencies would be 1 smaller this .year, and. announced a'} bill will be discussed before the Committee on Saturday Tramways of this nature are quite same.-and a sum sufficient cal working expenses, also less oncj -fourth .cent. per pound live weight, j this, one-fourth cent per pound to bej 'annlied to the creation of. a fund, for" the purpose of paying back to the go- vernment their original, investment ".and interest thereon. At same, time to allot shares to .each patron equal to the amount paid special clause to be'.. provided .in theiconimon in Pennsylvania and other Act whereby :Peace Kiyer and j Athabasca .will, be .granted longer rt'hi centres of the world, but largest in Canada. time" for elections 'than" other' constit-j British Columbia has several now in Ml- an amend- a vote, and __, _ ......_..f being the only, one! to support it. The leader of the Op- position also objected to several other j minor but no -material changes, were made. The bill was not yet.wholly dealt, with, and the; committee will sit again tomorrow. The Committee of the'Whole also: operation, but they have no_t nearly the capacity of the one to be con- structed near Coleman.- .into this fund by assessment ot one fourth cent per pound on his pro- duct. r considered Premier Rutherford's Act the p-overmnent indebtedness; trt charter, slight Man To Build Elevator -----r amend the Strathcona is paid off-by the fund the c ommft- j whicl> was with ..sioners recomineud the fund Ix; ap- plierl to paying reasonable interest on of shares held by them and take balance to bo paid as a bon- us on each pound, of pork supplied, shares transferrable .only to bonafide and then only hy amendments. Vancouver, nett. Feb. K. Bur- Alb., who has been mi Woolf" moved the first reading' in the city for the past few days, has of the" bill to incorporate the Pincher, secured a site near the foot of-Heatley Montana Kv. Co.! Ave. for what may be the first ter- lThe under the heading of: minal elevator erected in Vancouver presenting of petitions, stated-'-with; in- connection--with the. export .of Air and then only by application to the petition of Mr. Moore berta gram from Vancouver. .Mr. to and with the consent of the direc- asking for the guarantee of the bonds'j Burnett proposes to start the con- -.11 i__i An nf a mcr warfinfinsp. 1T1 the tors. That sum total freight n tes paid, on railroads he subdivided and charged fully against' of pork supplied and tha t there he reg- ular shipping, days.' That all patrons, onrer ?frto'nsrrce- to dispose ot' for curing purposes to mcnt to givo all hogs which they wish to dispose for curing purposes ing plant 'of association of which they are members. Any contraven- tion of this will meet, with n fine not exceeding 82. for such hogs sold. Canon Sweeney Elected Bishop Toronto. Feb. "All are entire- of the Alberta Central Railway .Co...' struction of a big warehouse m the that as this was a matter affecting: spring in order to have it in readi- by and the therefore could not be dealt with j ness when the coming seasons wm- ter wheat starts to move west, suggested that Mr. I Moore forward a petition to the Ex-, ecutive Council. i Messrs. Robertson and Hiebert: both gave notice that they would ask! several questions regarding Govern-; employees, etc., next week. The following bill? were passed and. become respecting arbitra-j tion, Act -respecting sheriffs and deputies, Aei. to validate by-law Cam- Must Appeal To Electors tice of the British ment to.'favor foreign firms govern- to the those loyal and true to Britain and he the. orop- riety of the The govern- ment -was -not" competent to pass an opinion on the matter. For the greater part of the day Mr. Pugsley was on the firing .line. Mr. P'ujjsley had the material at hand with which to satisfy the curiosity oi the. Opposition and the result .was that when the House adjourned at 11 p.m. he. had succeeded in "getting a Birmingham and elsewhere in the pro- j Winnipeg, Man., Feb. vinces. Although the Orwn-1 Wilson, ot the the cap- ing street lasted not more i-nan ten; tor of the notorious bandit minutes it provided "'he wat.-hi.nei Miner, is in the city with "Ted' crowd with considerable excitement. Webb, a horse thief wanted at tal- The projected attempt i-> driver the! -ary. He brought his prisoner irom resolutions to Premier" advertised bal'oivhand and had the Owen Sound.' Wilson was at one time million 'and- quarter passorl through treated" to member Ont. "W'il- Oi'course everj'body said a state of rr-ountedj there was something crooked' about and on foot were -in! and it .is hard to see now spite of the successive fir Naughts 'ofi he could get away m broad day light, the determined the lines-of stalwart and again witiu'out ly the policemen '.ocame at the persistence i-f the strnpRlinJ bun. But 1 do not see how its gomg women. Hats; furs, capes and do any good to. rake the matter es'came away in the scrimmage. Sev- up. Oi course the warden was ciis- eral'bic- Scotch women V..-.P chserved missed, and if be knew there was any- using their flsts oii'the police but the! thing o-oing on between Bill and the unequal battle did not fust long. Thej detective, he should have stopped it women who had fallen into and if he did not then it was his eventually re-! business-to know. The-general police consequently ha-i.-een placed ini of the police force at Pans Ont. the street'on which the cffdul resi-j Discussing, the escape oi -Miner, dences of the ministers t-re kcatcd'inl son said: "Of course everv'oody women. i a.nd pass- two lines of guards.. Then rart ies there was only rew.ard offered it which is not -very much if rated- the government-really.. wanted to get of the constables that he Agreed to return the bonds for public buildings in Ottawa and the eastern provinces. Tonight E. N. Lewis notice of a bill, compelling all passenger carry- ing sea. going Vessels vo install wire- less telegraphy. tion opened 'by. Earl Carrington this and'the-.Earl was uiaable to speak until half n dozen of them had WARM WELCOME W MR. FIELDING The Suffragists appeared in large! that were stolen at the Mission Jet. numbers at the Tuperculosis exhibi- holdup and spare a11 Jn future haven t been any 01 the trains stopped since. The reward offered. not large enouch to been ejected. They went again .'hon, too many friends When he's Caxton Hall.- Carrie-in British Columbia.. Nation-was'among those present. Mrs j "BiU is; one of the smoothest Despard said the Suffragists yere go-1 lows ever mr .to .spread their protests as robbing trains he 5 only means of gaining tlieir demands. She declared she did not know how willhv making to spend friends with his the money Ion- it would take tho government to children. He makes a Point __i. i-Tiovrtr ttikinn- jinvtQinir Irom i House Of Commons Greets Finance Minister On His Return From France inc Ottawa, Feb. Hon. S. Field arrived in Ottawa this. and his entry into -the Commons Chamber was the sijj- Tial for an enthusiastic Creeling from the government benches. Mr. Fielding states that he is- well satisfied with the result of his mis- sion to Paris and London, but partic- ulars will be reserved for his budget statement to the House. E. M. return to the House tonight from Nova Scotia.. where he helped to defeat the Opposi- tion leader. C. E. Tanner, in the bye- understand that the women, meant.; what they said; Five hundred of them hud Ixjen imprisoned already and taking anything from n man fl who works for wages, but believes that corporations" are not to be pitied t she added that thev would continue and has no compunction about to be arrested until they were what thev wanted. toll from. them. He did not, have CAPT. PORTE London. Ont., Feb. much idea that .he was going to get out. for .only a. few days before his escape he gave me an order for his automatic -rim and it was the wicked- ___ est looking fone I ever saw, sayinchL W. Porte, former managing director did not expect to'have any more use of the Toronto Biscuit j for it." dead in front of the residence of his .--Wilson thought the train robbeo sister tonight. Heart failure was.the! the other day at Denver looked. 1 cause. Bill Miner's work as it occurred, he J said, in Bill's old stampiuje: ground... Winnipeg Gives Votes To Many WANTS WORD INSERTED. Bi! i Dr. Sproule, Orange Leaer, Has j Before House of Commons. j Ottawa, Feb. bill that pro _________ -V mises to again fire the flames of reli Winnipeg Feb. City controversy was introduced ir cil decided that in the voters'! the House.of.Dr.-'Sproule, an explana list to be made up; in July by regis-. tion by Dr. Spr-tule stated that there t-ration, individuals owning a provision m the Land .Act perty or tenants ?180 per :.year; whicfi set aside certain lands for may go on. Corporations "Public school purposes a thousand dollars or paying .six hun-j Northwest. the in Act v i in no prejudiced by, anything Atlantic. spection numbered 113 cars. The Canadian curlers defeated the First English Provinces by a score of 131 to 100. release, charges. be rearrested upon other Daring Hold-Up At St. John, N.B. St. John, N.B., Feb. An un- known man entered the office of Sims and Co.'s brush factory, on one of the busiest streets of the city, thfc .af- ternoon, grabbed the cashier by the throat, and choking hini until he wta unconscious, seized a pile of notes amounting to f his escape. ;