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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME 'I, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 24, 1909. NO. m. A TELEPHONE EXCHANGE HERE Government To Erect Buildings In This City Edmonton. Feb. Mr. Cushing furnished 'interesting inform- ation to the House th'is afternoon when lie stated -that to be voted to the telephone department, would include for the con- struction of 800 'miles of new rural lines, some of which were applied for last year, was to bii, expend- ed on extensions; to the .Calgary ex- change on an "exchange at Leth- bridge. Other improvements would -'be ex- changes at Lacombe, Ray- mond, Magrath, Olds, Innisfail, High River, Vegreville and other--points. TROUBLE WITH TEAMSTERS Winnipeg, Feb. Manitoba Cartage Co. having refused to ap- point a representative to consider the trouble; between the. company and its teamsters, the appointment will be made by the Government, Prof. Coch- rane will be asked to accept the sto-jd will be asked to accept the important undertaking. To Engage a New Teacher At tin- regular of the School Board last night, it was de- cided owing to the- increased attend- A Big Fire At Estevan Feb. dieas- trous iiiv broke out hoiv this morn-! in? .causing a loss of fiftv thousand 1 ance to open another department on-dollars. -Kolley's hotel, Arthur Kel- Aprii and the secretary was in- ley's dry goods and grocery store structed to for a teacher. -Mrs. Scott's dwelling, the latter con- The average; tittondanctj for the past month.-'was- uf lower percentage than usual owing to the epidemic of meas- les. .The Mirollment, however, was greatly in excess of last year, the number of-hew'pupils-enrolled during February being "thirty-one. The board decided not to put in a vacuum air cleaner in the IH-VV Central. Chairman Fleetwood and Dr. Gal- braith gave decidedly interesting re- ports of the Alberta School Trustees Association Convention at Strath- taining the Public Library wpre coin-j destroyed. At time dur-1 ing the progress of the fire it looked j as though the whole east and sections of the town would go but j by heroic of the citizens, the! flames were got-under control. The total insurance was HIEBERT PATS GRITS ON BACK Would Be a Mistake To Defeat Alberta Government in f cil today. JURY FOUND PARENTS GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE LEGISLATURE IS NEARING CLOSE Mr. Cushing Deals With Criticism Of Alberta's Finances Feb. committee of supply' the estimates'were finally budget occupying all the- afternoon and evening. The premier, .iri'refer- ring to the." grant to Didsbury for a-library referred to the fact that this was the first town, in-the-pro-vine to earn the grant under the public library act. Robertson, who opened the debate on the. budget In the after- noon dwelt largely on the fact that the Government was preparing _ to create a capital account, claiming that this-was being done to swell the surplus on revenue account, and to cover, up the fact that the. expendi- tures .were rapidly increasing. He foreshadowed -.a financiai crisis and .said the expenditures were growing faster than the revenue and claimed that Alberta's phenomenal success.: of the past three years nothing remarkable and was not in' anyway due to good government. Touching on the railways he had no criticism to make but held that the progressive ..policy of .the .Gov- ernment had been forcecl. on.. .them by the demands 'of the people. 'Mr. Cushing ridiculed the 'idea .of Mr. Robertson's sounding-a note. of warning to the ftnancial condition .of The leader, of the Opposition would have the House bcl ieve that the was rap- id ly falling into bankruptcy, but- the Premier's statement, showed that thore was no indication of this. He thought- Mr. Robertson was-given to drawing on imagination- when talk- ing about conditions of the Govern- ment. At the Conservative convention one man found fault with the purchase of the telephones -by the Government saying the money borrowed should have "beeti'.put into roads and bridges. (Continued on Back Page.) MAIN CANAL Contract For South Alberta Co.'s Work To Be Awarded Soon A. M. engineer of the South Alberta Irrigation Co., is. in the city today. He says that the contract will lie awarded on the tenth of the construction of .the main' cVrial' from' the intake to the lake in Snake Valley, north of a distance of fifty miles. It will take a year to complete this job. The lake has ,been named Lake McGregor, after.' J. D. McGregor. The capacity, of .the''main canal will be one thousand cubic feet per second. It will take 180 days to fill the reser- voir or Lake McGregor. This reser- voir hold acre feet of water sufficient to cover acres one foot deep. This means'that it will-be possible to sup- ply twelve inches of moisture per year without on tho river. It is proposed to- establish, a. town, at ihc south end of the lake. Tho frovernment will bu asked to stock this fish.- The wedding of Augustus Acrnew, son of Wm, Atjnew, a wealthy Mon- trealer. Miss principal of ladies collie at has been annulled.; AGAINST REDUCTIpN Montreal, Feb. motion to re-j clu cc the number of aldermen in the! city from two- to one representative j Edmonton, Feb. take th board will endeavor to se- lect one suitable. A committee was appointed to -efraft the procedure of the occasion. A special meeting of the board will be held to complete the plans. The House of Commons railway committee granted extension of time to Alberta Central Pany. Railway Com- Cardston Liberals Elect Officers (Special to the Herald) Cardston, Feb. Liberal Convention for the purpose of reor- eanizinjj the District Executive was held in the Implement Hall last Sat- urday, A 'full of all the local organizations was present. After a preliminary remarks from the chairman, the convention chose the following permanent officers: President, J. T. Brown. First Vice.Pres., George W. Heath- ershaw. Second Vice Pres.. James Parker. Secretary-. Z. W. Jacobs. These four gentlemen and the Pres- idents of the local Liberal Associa- tions will compose the District Exec- utive. DID MRS. VADNAIS FIRE FATAL SHOT Witnesses Who Gave Evidence At the Inquest Say That the Deceased Had Intimated That She Did The adjourned inquest into the death of Richard Vadnais met in the reading room of the barracks at 10 o'clock today, Coroner Gould from Pincher Creek presiding. C. F. P. Conybeare represented the Crown and P." J. Nolan of Calgary and L. M. Johnstone, were present to look after the interests of Mrs. Vadnais who is now held in cue-, tody. Evidence was given by Ernest Salt, Amis Dr. Stacpoole who attended Richard Vadnais at Card- ston; Corporal Miles, R. N. W. M. P. of Twin Lakes and Dr. Mew burn, who attended Vadnais at the Hospi- tal in Lethbridge. The chief points brought out so far was to establish the fact that the shooting came from outside the win- dow, for powder marks were found on the outside of the broken pane and the holes in the wall of the room were in line with the hole iri-.v.the window. The evidence showed that when different persons asked Richard Vad- nais if his wife .shot him that he nodded in the affirmative. And -at one interview both Mr. and Mrs. Vadnais were present after net arrest, that Vadnais was asked "Who shot and that. Vadnais pointed to his wife. Mr. Crawford said that he had been at Vadnais place ten or fifteen times a year and they were always quar- relling. Corporal Miles found an empty TJ. S. Government cartridge, and found a bullet in the woodwork of ine wau. On that Sunday he examined the house for firearms but did not find any, but the next day he found a weapon hanging on the wall o.f one of the rooms. Dr. Mewburn said Vadnais death was due to his wounds. On Feb. 1st Vadnais was in a good mental con- dition, but appeared to change about the end of his first week in the hos- pital and his mental condition was decidedly worse the last week. -Mr. ]Kolan intimated that he desir- ed to produce the dying declaration of Vadnais and evidence relating to that will be taken at the1 next sit- ting of the inquest The coroner adjourned the inquest for lunch to meet in the same place at 2 p.m. BOW ISLAND GAS WELL A DAISY It Is Now Producing 7 Million Cubic Ft. a Day The Bow Island gas well is hitting the hiph spots. When a depth of 1908 feet was reached the flow was four and a naif millions every twenty-four hours. At this time the well had reached sand- rock or in what is known as Dakota sand. Mr. Cosle, a C.P.R. expert, has been at the well during the past week and the other day he had the well punched down a few feet more and as a result three million, more cubic feet were added to the capacity of., the well, making the total capac- ity over seven million cubic feet. Se- ven and a half cubic feet of eas pro- duces one horse power for an hour. The well, at present, would supply horse power a day. The best production of a Medicine Hat well is a million and a half cubic feet. The greatest well- known, "The Holy Moses" in West Virginia. pVoduced sixty million cubic feet a day. The South Alberta frrijratipn Co. intend to use'this gas fo produce elec- tricity for the line of railroad they will operate. MINE WORKERS' GRIEVANCE U. M. W. of A. May Apply for Board of Conciliation Halifax, Feb. is reported in labor circles that the leaders of the U. M. W. of A. movement intend to make application to the Government for a Conciliation Board. The claim s made that the men who have joined the American union are b'eing refused work by the Dominion Coal Company. Leaders of the new union, t- is stated, have been advised by their solicitors that the conciliation act makes provision against "such dis- crimination, and that they have suf- ficient ground upon which to de- mand investigation by the Board of Jonciliation." Halifax, Feb. Patterson, Grand Organizer of the TJnited Mine Workers -of America, and H. Bons- field, a prominent official of the Amal- gamated union, have arrived at Glace Bay and intend to hold a series of meetings in the. interest of their or gaiiization. They were met at Syd- iey by a committee of the P. W. A. vho asked for an interview. The P. A. committee stated that they vere prepared to .fight the U. M. W. A. officials- to a finish. Officials of he U, M. W. of A. stated that they vere prepared to meet the. P. W. A. .common ground and let the ques- ioa'be decided by the men of the 6'dge's. t is said the P. W. A. re- .used to consider this, and the reeet- nc adjourned. Messrs. Patterson an called at the .general office- of the Dominion Coal- Company to General Manager Duggaii, nit Mr. Duggan refused to see them. DEATH OF MRS. WALLWORK Yesterday .afternoon at tine Gait Hospital the death took place of Bachael Kirkman Wallwork, wife of Nathan Wallwork of Bow Island. Mrs. Wallwork had been, ill for only two weeks and was expecting to under- go an operation at the hospital. The end came quite suddenly yesterday afternoon. The deceased lady was a, former resident of Lethbridge having come here to join her husband in 1886. They moved to Bow Island five years ago. Besides the husband, there survive two sons and two daughters, James of Lethbridge and Walter of Bow Is- land, Mrs. B. T. Whitney of Bow Is- land and Miss .Amy, of Lethbridge. A large circle of friends also mourn the loss of a much beloved" friend. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon .from the residence of Mr. Janies Wallwork, Round St., at three o'clock: ..Hey. J. will con- duct- the service at St. Augustin's Church and at the Church .of. Eng- land cemetery. MOTHER GIVES EVIDENCE Then followed Mrs. Clara Bell Red-! my Coroner. Had vou ktruvrx ir.g, the- mother Of the deceased, Ber- you. have done vote {or tha Reding. certainly would.-jhave called for a; bridge and Tci cum nn Viivr ovidfnrp hriflflv'. it i doctor.'' in tJ-iA fit To sum up her evidence briefly, it bridges, sites for public buildings The "list in this account includes a for the jail at Lcth- for a courthouse j in the southern city. In all was as The mother noticed- James W. Trunk Roth-jwjjj be charged in 1909 to capital ac- Bertha first on Thursday ajenflemb. Constable; llohnny oiv! Prm- COUJlt.. This "will release a great deal week aero last Thursday. Bertha was complaining but up all day and help- ing to take care of the rest of the cipaKJR. Davidson 'sravti evidence. of general revenue for small bridges. Reding- was recalled general improvements. i. Grants to school is raised to of one of the jury. sick She thought she had the} "Yes a young man advances to creameries All OLHJ UOWil.l 1 I j- -r "T J Fi-Way she was dressed and cot up! Bertha was sick. He is at his home be spent on the Parliament buildings. '-i- I L f rtArt f i. 1 and sat by the stove a while, and, now sick with the measles, but not A new item for for esujDlisn- quarantined." i ing the pork industry on a co-opera- live basis: will be spent..qn. went back-to bed. On Saturday Bertha was better but, CORONER CHARGES JURY doubt one has Sundav .Bertha was broken out. with, amll healthy and w measles but walked dowrr stairs, Thei developed trirl has been allowed to mother 'thought the room upstairs; in ft city Lethbridge. The poor-1 was not comfortable so. had her daug-hJ On Monday spwtt Over _ _ fcjjyt.. f-iwfw people Out on ranch would have. had bocn directly returned ....._Ie sotnc effort. nfonlo New sources of rev- and Tuesday she was about the same, Vou arc sworn to do your had'been f'.und without addin? _. but on Tuesday meht she crew worse dlltv awl wander-. and to talk asiand faithfully. I leave you to come it out conscientiously t of taxation to tho peo- if she were talkmg m her to a'just and truc verdict according ]ft In ho said that later vcvcnl that the first TO BECOME A JUDGE Windsor, Ont.r was an- nounced here today that Hon. R..F. Sutherland former speaker of the Commons will be appointed to the Ontario. High Court in place of Jus- tice- Ah'jrlin who has been appointed to the Supreme Court of. Canada. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Forty farmers of Condis district, a telephone company and have secured connection with the Bell exchange at Regina at eight dol- lars a year each, rural system being: made part of city system. Disregarding- his vows of celibacy, Father J. A. Ryan, until recently con neei.ed.with Catholic Church, in. Denver, was married to Miss Sadie Moran of Ogdcn, Utah.'on'Jan. 30 at Colorado Springs, j Miss Moran is a niece of Mrs. W. S. wife of the JOE CLARKE LEAVES DAWSON My Public Career is Behind He Says to Electors Dawson, Y. T., Feb, Clarke, tlie Labor candidate who was defeat-1___________ ed in tlie late election, will leave for! auditor of the Colorado Midland R. the "outside" in a couple of weeks. Winston Churchill president of the He plans to go into the law business Board of Trade announced Tuesday in Edmonton. He believes Alberta tllat axi outcome of the recent col- will have a population of millions, ijsion off Nantucket of the steamer that it will be a country of great .R'epuWic Florida he was consid- wealtli. erinjr the introduction of lejrislation In a letter to the electors, published] to rCQUjre British owned ocean il-v TVia "VoTx-c Ko BflVS- "Off Aluftr- j ______ A R PAin VL m RAILWAY TAX Nearly Thirty Thousand Was Contributed To the Province Edmonton, Feb. answer to Mr. Robertson this afternoon, .Hon. Mr. Cross informed the House that was collected under the Railway Corporation Tax Act of this, the -Alberta" Railway Irrigation Go. had paid and the .C. P. R, There.were no arrears and no taxes had been refunded. Under the liquor license ordinance had been, refunded.1" The revenue trom this act had been not v in- cluding fines and the expenditure was The Premier informed Mr. Robertson that the. number of male servants in. the employ of the Government at the beginning of the year 1908 was 92 and that three had 'been added between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1 and four since January of this HINDUS ON STRIKE Their Leader' Won't Pay Them Their Wages. Westminster, Feb. hundred Htndus employed at foraged Milk went on strike .yesterdav, this being the first .labor trouble in which, the Orientals have figured since their advent, into the country. Their grievance is that their leader, has hot been paying their wages for some time past. The Hindus are receiving one dollar a day. The strikers have applied to the provincial police for Their leader .is a Brahman and be- cause of his-high caste the Hindus decline to do him violence no matter how badly they consider themselves used. in The News he to. I will I hope settle in Alberta, and to the few -who may be interested in my future will say I think that may motto will be child dreads the and therefore my public career, may be said to be behind me. "Mark my That the next actual sympathizer with labor whom employers really fear will have it cast at him for all Yukon time moment he champions or at- tempts to champion labor, especially organized labor, 'remember the sev- enty-five votes Joe Clarke got as a testimonial for ten years' work on behalf of the laboring men. and pet to yourself." LOCAL OPTION; HOTEL BURNS Uimsden. Sask., Feb. Ma- lrt Leaf hotel was completely do- steamers to carry an efficient wireless telegraph equipment. J. H. Bertram has been appointed collector of cutoms at Toronto. R. Holmes, ex-M.P., Clinton, succeeds him as surveyor of customs at Toron- to. The Missouri Pacific depot and A FLYING TRIP Halifax, Feb. Baddcck to- day, Douglas McCurdy flew a dis- tance of one half mile over the ice on the bay -at an elevation of about thirty feet in an aerodrome of his >wn design, the Silver. PLUCKY ARREST BY CORP. MASON Single-Handed He Pursued and Arrested Two Men Of Doubtful Character freight building at Reece, Kan., avil-, Taioerj Mason, of lage forty miles east of Wichita, wereLhe pt jj-_ w jyj p detachment at destroyed by a wind storm today. A LOCAL BUDGET Sypt. A. Price of Calvary is in the cit.v this oveninc- on an official visit. A party of Magrath younjr men. in- cluding J. A. Rasmussen, J. A. Mer- cer, A. G. Mercer. A. J. Mercer, Or- Taber made a very clever and plucky capture here on Saturday night. Sev- eral days ago two fellows of evident doubtful character came.to town and put up at the Taber hotel. Early Saturday morning they made off tak- ing with them a diamond pia and a pair of boots belonging to a guest and' Evanq are! Thompson. The thieves had twelve hours start spendiii" the day in the city. The action of W. "D. Whitney ag- ainst the Citv of Lethbridee for dam- with insurance. The i Tn reply to a question from the evidence. Did Mrs. Reding legislature had laid the foundations roncr. she said ttat her daughter was, to her husband, and of sovernnient on right linos. delirious all but could not j dw refuge? Was death caused'bv, say at what time she to wan-; culpable necrlia-ence of Mr. Reding, i NAMES EARL OF DUDLEY der. no trouble but did! Mrs. Reding. Or both. It is for a Ottawa. Feb. Free Press higher power to say if she would have quotes high official authority that recovered if sho had had medical as- while no definite selection has yet sistance, But medical aid is needed been mado of .successor to Earl town rece-itly passed a local option measure and" it went dry on thf first .he best she could. What treatment did you ____ poulticed her and gave her onion syrup aixl honey and used hot I cave noth- ng1 internally only opion syrup and honey find some syrup of figs. by law. Grey as. Governor General of the Do- Tho jury reared and after justly minion there is a strong probability weitrhJne-the facts as produced in the that the appointmont will go to the evidence, returned the verdict. FIRE AT BATHURST, N.B. Bathurst. N. B., Feb. to the extent of partly cov- ered by insurance, was done by a fire tonight that started in the Louis- bury Company's fanning implement premises and spread to S. Holden- jyr.obber's general store the shop of J. P. McLomnoy. due ty the death of a horse in ;i sower trench on Rodpath St. a year or so a.fiTO. will conio up before Judge Winter in the District Court tomor- row morning. Goo. narrower, formerly traveller for the Northwest Jobbing Com- mission Co. arwl latterly in business in Camrose. Alta., has returned to the city. He is making his headquarters while travelling for Plunkett and Savacc of Calp-ary. Mr. Harrowe'r still retains his business in- terests in the business being run b.v his partner. before the theft was discovered and reported to Corporal Mason. He took after them at half past six Sat- urday evening and after -driving twenty-four miles accompanied by E. A.'Brown, of the Taber Hotel, tied up his team and followed: the sus- pects dovrn the railroad track on foot. About half past ten at night he came up with them and single- handed arrested them both and brought them to Taber. One of the" fellows had the hoots on when arrestr ed and on being searched at Taber the pin was found. They up for trial yesterday, and Trere sentenced to two months in the bar- racks at Lethbridge. ;