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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL I. LETHBRID.Q'E, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2g jgos. NO, JAPAN WANTS CHINA TO PAY Demands an Apology and Indemnity for Seizure of Vessel iokio, Feb. Japanese gov- ernment is maintaining a determin- ed attitude concerning .the seizure of the Tatsu Maru and demands both an apology and an indemnity from China. The foreign' office wants to submit the entire question to a mixed court. This is refused by the Jap- unless the vessel has first been released and an apol- ogy made for the insult flag. It appears that the Tatsu was reg- .ularly cleared from Kobe with a consignment of arms and, ammunition for Maceo. The Portugese minister at Pekin suports the contention of Viscount'Hayiashi the 'Japanese min- ister of foreign affairs that'the vessel was seized in Portugese waters. It was said, by Japanese officials that no ultimatum has been issued and that the sailing of the Japanese cruiser Tdzumi for Hong Kong is not intended as a threat. "It is evi- dent, however, that the Japanese will resort' to" force unless their terms are RELIGION WILL BE TAUGHT Opposition to Its Teaching in Italy Not Successful Rome, Feb. cabinet was victorious yesterday in its opposition to the abolition of religious teachings in the schools. The motion brought in the chamber of deputies'by. the Socialist party proposing 'the-com- plete abolition of such teachings was defeated by a vote of .333 to 106. The bill was suported only by the social- ists, the radical republicans and a few Conservatives. COMMITTEE'S REPORT ON GAS WELL OLD TIMERS' BANQUET Winnipeg, Fob. annual banquet of the Old Timers association was.hold at the Royal Alexandra last night and was a most successful function. The attendance was large and the speeches full of reminiscenc- es of former years of the history of province. H. W. McMullen, better known as 'Big Bear' who captured by Big Bear, the Indian chief in the rebellion of 1885 presid- ed. The Rev. John McDougall, of Cal- gary, the oldest missionary in the 'North-West was present. ALL ABOUT THE CONGO conceded within a reasonable time. MURDERS IN MONTREAL Difference Between King Leopold and Belgian Parliament Briwssels, Feb. recent de- bate in the British House of Com- mons and the speech of Sir Edward Grey, relative to the Congo situation has caused u deep impression in po- litical circles here. The differences between King Leopold and the Bel- gian Parliament still continues over the- question of the annexation ol the Congo Independent State. It is reported that King Leopold demands a civil list of from the Congo SETTLERS COMING IN Two carloads of settlers, live stock came in for Warner and Milk rive yesterday. The movement of settlers stock nnd effects continue quite act- and the various parties are showin signs of impatience. It' is even con- sidered probable that the Belgiai Parliament will abonuon the Congo j Free State altogether unless a promp Matter ..Was" Brought Up in the.Sen-Ukcis-ion is reached. ate Feb. question of Italian' murders in Montreal precipi- tated an. animated debate in the Sen- ate last niglit. Senator Cloran asked what measures the government was taking to restrict Italian immigration. He snid not only did the class of Ital- ians, who come to' this country fre- quently commit -murders- but whole communities of them soemed con- spire to shield and hide murdorrrs. Senator Scott declared that the Ital- ians wore not in Canada with the in- vitation of the government. He was of opinion that the recent crimes in Montreal had committed by comparatively''few Italians and he hardly thought it fair to condemn No Recommendation is Made to the Council-No Counter N Proposition The following i.s the report that is to be submitted to the council by the special committee appointed to negotiate with tho Klectric Light Co. To the Mayor and Council of Leth- Your special committee appointed to meet and endeavor to arrange with representatives of the Electric Light Company for the prosecution of gas explOfftLion in the city beg to report that after several interviews with the company we are to arrive at any arrangement which we are prepared to recommend to Through the courtesy of Mr. A. Grace we we're enabled to have thc advice of an. expert and the report of Mr. W. IT. Ilammon is submitted herewith. You will note that it deals, not only with such general physical conditions here as they ex- isted and his inference therefrom as to the existence of gas, but also with thu present well drilled by -the Electric Company. to the present well, Sfr. Ham- mon reports as follows: "As regard the well already drilled, the rig somewhat light and low for very deep drilling. In our Pennsylvanh dr.illing we would not undertake r three thousand foot hole with a rig less than eighty-four feet high. Your present hole is wet at a depth o 1GOO feet nnd but six inches in dia- meter. Before proceeding further with the- drilling of this hole it will be necessary at once to case with 4 -J casing. The drilling tools' which can be used inside this light and hut; slow progress will'be made Snokanc for Evans McCuilvan, of I'" drilling.. Your driller Ci. T. R. ENGINEER KILLED Woodstock, Ont., Feb. ?outts, a young G, T. engineer of London, was found lying dead on the track in the yard here this morning. His body was horribly mangled, Coutt's engine broke down here and t is supposed that while he was around it he was struck by the westbound .passenger train or by lis own train while lie was at work under the engine. NARROW ESCAPE FOR GIRLS Toronto, Ont., Feb. entire stock of the Sovereign Perfumes, Lim- ited, Queen St., wus destroyed or laniaged by fire this morning. Loss covered by insurance. So rapidly did the- (lames spread that W. D. Coreson, manager and Miss Abllantine, bookkeeper were caught on the first flat and to be rescued by firemen. Seven girls working on the top flat got by the fire es- cape. ELECTRIC CO. PRESENTS ITSCASE SAFEGUARD THE KING Reviews the History of the Gas Well Through Three Councils Fear Anarchists Plot to Kill Alfonso Of Spain Paris. Fob.: special dispatch to the Matin from Madrid says there i.s much uneasiness at what appears to be a renewal of anarchistic activi- ty. On several occasions recently, suspicious persons have been arrested while trying to approach King Al- fonso. The authorities however, main- tain strict secrecy about the arrests. Extraordinary precautions have been taken to safeguard the king. HOUSE IS STILL SITTING IT OUT MURDEROUS ITALIAN Toronto, Feb. Cannone an Italian laborer, 19 ypnrr, of age, last niglit stabbed his step-mother in Ibe arm and back" and his father il iciutel. Cannone in the hand and then tried to escape. He was cap- tured by th'e-police and was lodged in Agnes street station. Step-mother ind father were -taken to a hospital.' Their wounds are not considered ser- A BIG RUSH TO THE WEST M. Freeman, manager of the Elec- tric Co. has prepared the following statement about the much discussed gas well for the- Herald: The Electric 'Co. was forced to make a proposition to tlie city in order to prevent the railroading through of a scheme on the part of another company to obtain an exclus ive franchise for gas. The Electric Co. never on joyed a franchise and na- turally objected to the city granting one to an opposition company. We therefore were forced .to the conclu- sion 'that the only way of saving the situation was to make a proposition so much better for the city that'it could not be turned down, and this we did. We entered into an agreement to: (1) to drill a hole feet deep or spend or find gas. All work done under the supervision of the city; (2) The woll to be drilled at a point located by the city and; (3) The diameter of the hole, six FIVE AT A BIRTH Steubenvillo, 0., Feb.. per- fectly formed children were born here today to Mr. and Mrs. George Camp- bell. Three pi the infants died with- in an hour after birth. One boy and girl will live. Throe were boys. Mrs. Campbell weighs less than a hundred pounds. The combined weight of the infants was 23 pounds. Physicians declare it one of the most remarkable cases known. Mr. Campbell is a mill worker and has four brothers. Campbell's first wife died after be- coming the mother of triplets. GO THEIR OWN WAY American Railways Offering Very Low Rates to Settlers inches, was fixed forms part of the by the city and agreement, the CARLOAD OF THOROUGHBREDS A carload of thoroughbrcdv horses arrived in the. city this morning from The" car" contained four thoroughbred stallions. DISPUTE OVER BURIAL Montreal, Q.r Feb. he a materialist and did not go to church very often, local .Roman Ca- Miolic authorities refused to grant Catholic burial to Professor Pfister, of Laval Polytechnic school who died some days ago. His excellency Mon- -ignor Sp.irmti, papal delegate to the Dominion was called in to the question which resulted decide: in thei the whole nation for them. He at- tributed the trouble m Montreal to the Lick of law enforcement regarding carrying of concealed weapons and abundance of saloons in that city. Montreal, Feb. Lario an Italian arrested' yesterday .for ob-1 bcin? Juried in the Roman Ca- structing'lhe sidewalk in front of.the court house and whom on being searched had a dirk concealed in his stocking was fined or two months and bound over for a year in two bonds of bUitos that- he would be -able to inside of-this with 3} inch and drill deeper after he found necessary to put in a smaller casmg. This prac- tice is never followed in drilling in the Stales, at least I have never heard of H being used and have my doubts a.s to its proving satisfactory The progress extremely slow wc-ight tools. certainly will be with such light Of course no one A ROYAL WEDDING Ccbmirg; Germany. Feb. Ferdinand of Bulgaria, was united in manage this morning to Eleanore Caroline" (jasparine Louise. Princess of ileaush'. At the conclusion of the religious and civil ceremony which fallowed, tlie wedding party hit here for Gcra the seat of the younger branch of .the ECUS.S family. Prince Ferdinand proceeded to go to the Ca- tholic church where the religious cer- was he-Id'some time in advance of thr- arrival of the party and re- m lined alone in penitant prayer until ttic procession and her escort tnleml. RAMSAY HAD TO QUIT TABER knows how far the present hole can be carried. If good hick is met and no further water, it can be carried on indefinitely. However, this would be very remn rkable and nol to bo ex- pected." Again Mr. Ilammon snys: "It would -therefore seem desirable to prosecute the drilling of the present Winnipeg, Feb. Great stated object being -to make the hole suitable for further drilling in the event no gas being discovered. Tenders for the drilling were sub- mitted to the council for approval and a contract closed with Messrs. Peat Sons for a hole feet deep, 6 inches in diameter at the bot Northern and .-Northern Pacific rail- 1 torn, for the sum of Automobiles Will Try for Honor by Reaching Paris First Feb. New York to Paris automobile racers have de- cided to go their separate ways and lot the final honor fall to the car which reaches Paris first. From this time on the race will be on in earnest. .Monte-ague Roberts in the American left Chicago yesterday for the West. Roberts probably will give up the- car to. Harold Brinker at Chey- enne, Wyo., but the American car according to oflichil, announcement will go all the way to San Francisco. The French car and the Italian car which' will start out today will travel until March 5th and then will, ship to and prepare for the run into Paris. The second French car and the German car, arc expected ii Chicago today., .All the foreign cars will start at the same time and try to keep together. At the foot level the city j xvas advised that if it intended to settlers take over thc hole and continue 4he ways have' offered to the people of the United. States .very cheap rates to the Canadian North-West and ns in existence. hole as far as it impossible the company the cost of the six (by the .special committee who had However the chances are such that i casing amounting to ptulcd charge of the well-boring I do not think it would'be advisable and piled on the ground if-the r.u i that the price for the well Wrestler Found Guilty of IT f If nOirSuppOri Oi niS i 'Wife to take the well of! thc hands of its present owners nnd pay any large price therefor, except in a condition- al manner." This part of Mr. was abandoned by the company or was satisfactory and that they would paid for in the well if drilling was support the'purchase of the well at continued by thc city. j this price providing gas was not dis- 2. That -the Electric Co. continue WANTED MONEY FROMMAYOP Ipposition Keeps Up Its Policy of Obstruction at Ottawa Ottawa, Feb. 10 a.m. the House of Commons was still sitting nd there is every prospect of it itting until midnight tonight unless compromise is reached. At eight 'clock Mr. Fielding took charge of he government forces and Foster of he Opposition forces. The longest continuous sitting in he history of Canadian Parliament jccurred in 1396 over the Manitoba School bill and-lasted from three Monday until midnight the ollowing Saturday, but this sitting nust end before Sunday" sets in. Monday is private members' day and on Tuesday government orders can be taken up but ministers are at iberty to bring up whatever orders hey WITHOUT A LICENSE Another Liquor Case Heard at the Barracks The proceedings in the courts cf aw between the license inspector and the crown attorney on one hand and lit: A. Roy and Geo. Houk Co., lo- cal -wholesale liquor dealer's on the other promise to bs decidedly inter- esting. A few days after the license inspector had closed up their estab- lishments, Geo. Houk Co., acting the advice of their lawyer, who olaimed that their notice of appeal was legal opened up again. Yester- day Inspector Hotchkiss had Mr. Houk up before Magistrate Howard of Cbtttts, at the Barracks here, for selling .liquor''without: a license, his license having been suspended when tho store was closed. The Magistrate found him guilty but deferred the Verdict- of the legality of, the appeal has been set- tled by the District Court next Thurs- day, when the appeal of A. Roy will also come up for consideration. The Sne to be inflicted may bs if the notice of appeal is not legal. HEAVY FRESHETS HERE? Toronto Hears a Report of Disaster from Southern Aibarta Tabor, Feb. says: Information was laid Free Press against Jas. Ramsay on Monday last for the prcscnt hole, to undertake to con- Hammon's re- grilling the present well and the This resolution was passed and is per foot and a matter of record on the city books, foot drilled The cr..sing was duly ordered nnd up to and in the event of n placed in'the hole where it was the is on a line with the refusal of city pay therefor pi Messrs. K Sous, drifters of the furnish ctxsinc Tor every tinue the depth. Under drilling to any specified these circumstances vour committee met -the representatives of sufficient quantity of gas being found intention it should go. the L-rty to pay the; company an ncldi- j The company i.s now required to tional for the present hole! deliver it on the surfsica before th'e and land on which it is situate. city will pay for it. Threatening Letter was Re- ceived by Mayor'Ashdom of Winning the Electric -Light Company and! 3. 'The company to continue drill-1 The company, besides the cost of, submitted three dilTcrcnt propositions i ing under thc conditions mentioned thc casing; had to pay for 29 days support-of his wife. His case camel short as follows: which we were prepared to recom- mend to the council. They were in A LONG WALK Toronto. Feb. hundred laborers, weary, hunbry and destitute walked into the city last, night after tnniping over 300 miles from Drift- wood railway construction camp 100 nomj CM uml a story of being discharged by railway contractors six woeks ngo and they hwe boon walking ever sinco. RFM5F TORONTO Toronto, Ont.. Feb. Thirty-five hundred dollars voted by the lu- up at the Police Court on. Monday' afternoon, and Magistrate Layton gave him until thc next morning to get out of towii. "Ramsay pro- fcsses to be a wrestler, but from a lucrative standpoint has not foumf it to be a prolitjble. profession. His wife told a story of cruel sbuso and nogk-ct. Constable Rums said that whon he ftt thr houso on Monday morn- ing ho found woman in tears. Sho informed him she and her child had had nothing to eet since Sunday morning. There wns no food in thf> house nor any fuel and the fire w.irf out. It was a pathetic sight, moking it almost impossible to im- ogino a human being like her hus- of such gross, oppro- bfmis conduct. It almost makes one blus'i to acknowledge him as n fol- low crraturo. It "is pitiable in the extreme that such able-bodied men Ramsay should sink so low as to allow their brute natures to control them, almost forfeiting the right to bf called human beings. Magistrate Layton sentenced Ram- say to six imprisonment, but the sentence was suspended on condition that he leave town imme- diately. He went west that night in company with Captain Duncan Ross. Feb. Ash- ceived cove-nil threaten- in the last preceding proposition and delay to thc drillers at SlO pel- day. j If-ttern. Expert examination has in the event of gas in sufficient quan- solely :or the purpose 01 putting these Liters were writ- tity being found at or before the well in the best possible rendition is reached tho for further operations. n by the s.irjso person. Tbe iir.-t tett'-r conttiim il u Mr.! city to increase the said payment of! The expert's report does not show jor in cash. If t'le money V.-.TS by an additional payment that tin- rhanees for gas are Iwtter i placed under a black cloth near 'on the river than at pn- in front of the Mayor's house at- S o'clock on tlie ovenir.g fol- if the council could of satisfactory nrrnngements with Peat, the city should continue drilling of thc present hole way of a bonus of depth of at least, feet; provid- j None of those propositions have srttt. location. ed the company grant the free use of j been found acceptable by the Electric; Under the terms offered rr-coipt of the L-tti-rs, the hole: give u? an option on pur-' Light Company. That Company in-1 the company the pix-scni hole would threatened t-.> blow up chase of its electric lighting plant r.t Isists that the hole shall be cost -the city If they bore Curiously e.nougn the the date an appraisers valuation plus Ifi per purchaser? by the city before the city another hole it will cost at the same j sc- for placing of thc money fell cent, such right of purchase to be ex-1 will bo allowed to drill in it. j depth un.'Ier similar conditions the mriyr.f The false .'newsmonger, is again get- ting busy, and once more Southern Aiberta is the victim' of the little, hammer. Yesterdny P. L. Naismith, general manager of the A. R. I. Co., received a telegram from Toronto saying that there were reports there of heavy freshets in Southern Alberta-. :nd that a groat deal of damage had done to the irrigation canals, inquiring as to the truthfulness of Uie report. Tt was not hard for Mr, Naismith to answer the telegram saying that the report was absolutely without foundation. Sou thorn Alberta has been having very mild weather, mild enough to make freshets had there been snow or with it. If tin; eastern papers- want something to use as a knock, it may serve them to take .notice of the fp.ct that the agricultural interests of ihi- country would be in a great deal bolter ahapr if there had been more inov: durintr the winter. CUT OUT CANVASSING Toronto, Feb. prohibit po- litical canvassing and to comp 1 hold- ing of meetings for discussion of public questions are two important clauses which Arch Kisiop, M. P. P., :ov Huron, seek to attach to the Ontario election act. orci.sefJ by the city at any time ing the drilling operations or ninety nfter tbe drilling had Your committee arc unable to re-; to SI5.000. If bored by i Ashdowr, were entertaining commend that, thc present hole be cJriv" labor n.s suggested, experience j r.t an "At. Houio Detectives purchased for any sum acceptable to-shows :t tuny cost anything. The- On the watch at the hour named thc company to guarantee-the present the Klectric Company iu view of its vC'algarj' well is n fair example notliine developed. pumpmg contract nnd exten.i U f'-r! present condition oml the great .purchasing a plant and paying drill-i .__________ such'''time as the city -ti probability that it cannot be conlin-jers by the day. -A I 2.SOO feet the! tng the' present hole exchisivolv. in the event of a sufficient gas being found at or boio.-c :'ie 000 foot level the city t I o r.-l to purchase the lighting plant ove method valuation at-! ,.M in addition to the Klectric thc sum of S.lrt.000 for the hole and lands on which it is i-rt to depth to demon- i well cost strntc to any certainty gas t The Western Oil Co. have been drill in sufficient quant iiy is to be found j ing for about four years in n. similar in -the city limits or not. way and have spent from In conclusion we hare''to say, (to nnd have not yot got a while we are prepnivd to recommend j hole below tlie 2.000 toot mark. The for your adoption any one of the government at Athabasca Lanrt- 3. A. EMIGRANTS FOR E. C. Halifax, N. Do- minion liner Kensington with 500 Sal- vation Army Columbia on emigrants for P.ritisli board is expected to arrive torp.oTrov. A train of special cars for the party arrived here this above three propositions we are of the opinion that the prosecution of ing took two to go 1.700 feel. The crovernment if r.ot sufficient quantity of .ris 1 .irilling in the present well, will it would have cost double thc money found then nothing '.e p from Montreal. All cars report states that j arc with and a com" missiary will be attached to the present hole but the city :ti >fie j (through necessiu-ily. slow progress, j if it Ijeen done by day labor. i siji 11 'purchase of smaller casing, than i Moose .law started several holes; if it deemed proper, .would Vrc used in commencing a new j-but never got below the GOO foot le-j tion on th'; lighting pi i ;i JYV wcil ami therefore IMS on our hands [vol. city liave the rig to sell! train. of the said plant to the company in 5 p vr ,-in. ttirr's r.t par to the extent of 50 per cent, of the nrchase And in any qvent the 1'PSt, and useless, and delay) result in an S cheap. PAINTERS WANT INCREASE Toronto. Fob. nnd dee- orators d''mnnd a maximum wage of iltimate expenditure and very mud i Theory may be a good thing where I 37 5-2 cmts nn hour cml employ- until April 15th to grant the n> would be the case in com thc result of experience is not ob- muncing a new well with our own tainable but in the case of well drill plant. ing it is experience that cour.ts. crcnse. The maximum now is 35 hour. A MANITOBA FIRE Man., Feb. this morning tol'dV destroyed James Martin's gonenil store- and harness shop and A. Bennett's livery stable- Loss fully insure d WILL OPPOSE ADAM BECK Toronto. Feb. Hon. Adam M.P.P. is candidate for Lon- don for the Legislature or Dominion Parliament. Gray who was de- by Hon. C. S Hyman in the bye-rlociion in that city, says he a ill oppose him but will not state reasons. GRANT FOR ATHLETES Toronto. Ont., Feb. was received here today that the Domin- ion government will prnnt toward Canadian teams' expanses to the Olympic games in London this ;