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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrid VOLUME II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, 'SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1909. NUMBER WARM BATTLE FOR LOCAL OPTION OLIVER RE-ELECTED vn wr- i unuii i vj. Toronto, Jan. Oliver was re-elected yester- day by tun thousand majori- ty. The members of the Board of Control elected were Geary Hoekiu, Ward and Spenee. Votes In Many Places in Ontario On Monday Toronto, Jau. biggest local option campaign in. the'history of To- ronto is to bf fought at the polls on Monday The question is to be sub- mitted in Gl municipalities while 31 municipalities vote on the repeal of the present local option law. Under the Ontario Liquor License Act pass- ed in a three-fifths majority is required to carry local option, or to repeal in where it was carried under a provision. No YOU: to repeal is however, by this measure, as local option was carried in these places before the measure was enacted. CALGARY MAN'S ACCIDENT. Calgary, Jan. rather seiioru accident occurred to a Calgary mas at Lacombe Thursday morning. Geo Henry had the misfortune to have hi foot amputated just above" the ankl the discharge of his dutie it. is the unfortunate man slip ped on the track, and the wheels o a car -rhich was being shunted- pass ed over him. He was taken to the Lacombe Hospital, where he is undei the care of Lacombe physicians. GOLD WATCH FOR BANDMASTER ACTIVITY AT STIRLING. Lethbridge's Closest Southern Neigh- bor is Growing. Stirling. Pec. S. Armstrong the real estate man representing the Stirling Syndicate, was in town a few days ago. He reported town lots are being- purchased eagerly by people who foresee the future of Stir- ling. The executive of the Stirling Board 01 Trade- held a meeting recently. Special business of importance was considered and committees Appointed to deal with the same. A very pleasant event tooTc place at "the residence of Mr. Ernest Schaffer when. Ms second daughter, }tiss Mar- tha, was united in marriage to Mr. Roy Fulson of Cardston. After, a sumptuous repast the bridal couple left, tor points An addition to the L.. D. S. church will be built on the south side. "When completed the seating capacity will about doubled. Work, has alrea- dy started on the foundation- Lum- Iwr: js being honied and ere long the" carpenters will be busy. A regular meeting of tUe Stirling Literary and Debating Society was hold on Tuesday evening- at the meet- ing house. The most of the evening was devoted to the business of com- pleting the adoption of the -constitu- tion and bylaws. The membership was fixed at 2oc. with a monthly due j xjotel of lOc. Several joined during the re- cess and others wishing to join as .charter rcybtf3ers may do so at the- next meeting. Xext Tuesday J. G. Harper Was Given a Pleasing New Year s Surprise The Citizen's Band turned out twen- ty.-four strong on New Year's morn- ing and after playing at the residenc- es of Y. S. Sheppard, G-. Robin- son, sec.-treas of the band, -and the BarracUs, proceeded to the Gait Hos- pital, where the inmates were enter- tained to a delightful programme of marches, selections, etc. Tgp Vice- President of the Band, George Houk, was next visited, after the boys had enjoyed George's hospitality, Freddy Johnson, the youngest mem- ber of the neat little speech, asked Bandmaster -I; Geo. per 10 accept a beautiful gold watch as a token of their confidence aud good feeling-. }fr. Harper was, of course, completely taken by surprise, and could scanty find words to thank the men who were standing- by him in his efforts to put up good music for .the citizens. Messrs. Houk and Harpers' healths w'ere drank with musical honors and the band finished their tour by playing .for its president C. J. Eckstorm. The bandsmen sub- sequently were entertained to dinner BEGIN TO PAY IKE OLD AGE PENSION First Payments Under New Act In Great Britain London, Jan. throughout the United Kingdom have commenced the payment of old age pensions under the Act of the last; sest-ion of Parliament to persons over spvcnty years of age. Seven hundred thousand applications for pensions have been, received. Two hundred thousand were disallowed, chiefly be- cause the applicants have been in receipt of poor relief. It is estimat- ed that the old age pension will.cost the country annually. The highest pension is five shillings weekly, which will be paid to appli- aats having an income below year. If their income exceeds 5105 aut is less tharrS 155, smaller amounts vill be paid. BIG CHRISTMAS GIFT. the "Bandmuster fit the Dallas at 7.30 the Society will meet again and the business part of tlic meeting will be devoted to the election of of- ficers. As the election will be held CITY AND DISTRICT Mrs. Roi5t. 0'Hajra.n will not re- ceive oa Monday, Jan. 4th. S. Acheson, of Coleman, spent New Year's with friends in town. W. L. Thompson and wife, of by ballot there may be an interesting J Spring Coulee, were in the city Thuxs- thnc. After the business is over a dav. debate will be held on the subject, that iron is more useful .Leader of. affirmative. Sir. Ehacr Spacfcman; leader of neg- ative Mr. Leland Ho 1m an. On the .last day of-school the pup-j ils of Mr. McICitrick's room held a' program and debate- A few visitors were present. One feature of the pro- gramme was a presentation to Prin- Lee Davenport of Slew York, spent KCW Years day in Lethbridge on hi? way to 'Vancouver, B.C. The Sunday School of. Wesley Church which -has been meeting at 2.30 during December, will resume its j usual hour of 3 o'clock tomorrow. Thos. H. Woolford and wife. Miss L. B. Cirtle. R. W. Pilling.and J. Ban- Mrs. George Keppel Gets Lease of Fine Residence. London, Dec. to the tory circulated in the very smart ;ircle of London society. Mrs. George Keppel was the recipient of a mag- liiicent Christmas present in the hape of a lease of No. 2 Carltoa House Terrace from an anonymous onor of whose identity, however, lobody appears to 'have a doubt. This fortunate lady, so immensely Imired by King .Edward, got word I her pood luck only Christmas ve, when she was actually discuss- ng plans for enlarging her Portrnan Cjuare residence, situated in a part f the West End which is rapidly cteriorating. Mrs. Keppel is setting not merely lease.. but the house is in a state f complete redeeoration according to- er- own taste. The gift represents at least 000. The house is spacious enough for any entertaining, and is in the most select and most convenient part of town, extremely quiet and away from main thoroughfares, and with. a postern leading to St. Park, with the royal residences, Bucking- ham and St. James' Palaces, as we" LIBERALS TO HOLD IMW Mf A convention" of the" Liber- als of the electoral district of Lethbridge, will be held in Oliver's Hall, in this city, on Thursday morning next, to se- lect a candidate to contest the riding in' the bye-election to fill the vacancy in the repre- sentation of the district in the Alberta Legislature- TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Mendal of Frobisher, Sask. was frozen to death while walking home on Tuesday. A, fast mail on the -New York Cen- tral bore down on a gang of riveters at-work on the Broadway subway, Buffalo, killing two of them and in- juring a third. Longboat Dorado., the Ital- ian, race, at Buffalo tonight. A POWERFUL CHINAMAN OUSTED Consternation In Pe- kin Over Sudden Action LICENSE REDUCTION Toronto, Jan. ratepayers voted yesterday -in' favor of- reducing the hotel licenses from 150 to '110, by 740 majority. The reduction goes into effect in May. TRAIN BURIED H.J.H.SKEITH RESIGNS POSITION As Secretary Of the Lerh- bridge Board Of Trade H. J. H. Skeith, who has n'.led.the osition of Secretary of the JJoard of very acceptably lor the past of years, has us lie is ompelled to pay all his atieniion to lis growing business. Tut uncil of hi? Board at a meeting Haitruay afternoon decided to lu.v ri tion. on the table for ihiriy days. In the meantime a deputation posed of C. F. P. Conybeare, C.. Ti. Anderson, and 1 Julian an, will wait on the City Council discuss the question of appointing a ruKncity commissioner. C, 0. F. Dance On New Year's Eve J-Vkin, Jan. edict issued to- day dismisses from office Yuan Shi Kai, grand councillor and command- er-in-chiof of the forces. The reason given for this action is that he has rheumatism in his leg. Yuan Shi Kai, the recent Viceroy: of Chili Province was one of the most influential and powerful states- men in the Chinese Empire. He has been called the strongest man in CJu'na, and infinitely more powerful j than Li Hung Chang. He was a modernist, and friendly to the powers. The members of the diplomatic corps at Pekin are well night thun- derstfuek at the sudden The step is believed to be the outcome of a Manchu plot, and there are indications that the Japanese representatives air" along had an inkling of what- was oruioot. The foreign ministers became cogniz-j ant of the dismissal at ten minutes befoie three this afternoon, -and' two hours later, the British, German and American Ministers were in confer- ence at the British Legation. The A LONELY TRIP. New York, Brad- ford, a prominent sportsman and writer on natural history and 'out- _ door subjects, announces that he will {leave during this month and explore thf Arctic regions alone- From Ed- monton, Alberta, he intends to con- tinue his journey on snowshoes, and BY WAVE J, i Extent Of Disaster In Italy Has Not Been Exaggerated by meaiiei of a "sled, with only a dog as a companion. In this way he hopes to travel' miles, and to take three years in doins it. WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE Mrs. Brustle, Of Great Falls, Is Now Seeking a Divorce diplomats were still in conclave at 7 o'clock this evening, and in conse- quence it will be impossible to learn tonight what position the leading powers will tcke in this surprising development. There is _ nothing here to indicate that the dismissal of Yuan means danger to foreigners sbut .the good name of China's management of the cdsis following the death of the Em- Great Falls. Dec. that her husband abused her'shamefully, forbidding her to attend church.- and tearing- up her Bible, Mrs." Josephine Brustle yesterday commenced action in the district court to secure, a... di- vorce from George Brustle, a team- ster, who is wel' known in the eity.- The tomplaint filed by Brustle through her attorney.--A.. Rome. Jan. compliance with the orders of the King thai the .royal pakices at Caserta and Naples; be. placed at the disposal'of the wound- 'ftd, one hundred injured .persons ffora Messina already are occupying a.por- tion of thev San Ferdinando Palace, Royal Palace providing 'every- thing. The -Duchess of Aosca trans-' formed into ,a hospital the large hall of her palace at Capo De Monte. The Duke Aosta has now gone to Beggio, where ;he is continuing his work of alleviating distress, giving encouragement to the natives. It. is stated here that a train which left Eeggio early on the morning of the earthquake, edxrying passengers, and of which nothing- has. been heard since, was the tidal" wave following the earthquake. Al- -iQost all the people of Eeggio and Messina, it is said, are making up their minds tr- abandon the beloved cities. As an indication of the pro- grass that is being made in bringing order out' of the railway Imp from Eeggio to was again put in operation last night. Persons living along- the coast of Calabria and Sicily paddle out'in canoes to the large steamers re- ceive food from them.1 No Americans -Thenst Rome-, Jan. the hotel in John- ston, the English Consul resided, ar- sets forth that the couple were mar- rived here loday. He says "that out- ried at Lethbridge; October 25 1907, and immediately came to Great Falls wher-.. they lived together until Christ nia.s day, last. peror and the Dowager Empress, and j IUrs. Brustle alleges that her hus- the appointment of a has band is guilty .of habitual intemper. been. away by "this vindictive j ance, and drinks as Marlborough House, hard by. Board Of Trade To Hold Banquet The Board of Trade w.'Jl hold t banquet during this tno.'tK. Jt be one of the biggest fond Ions of th> kind ever held m this ciy. liaita tions "will be sent to outside JBoardh of Trade to send representatives. ATTENDED RECEPTION. Jan. apostolic dele fate, Mgr. Sbaretti, held a S Year's reception today at the hall o: rict of The cipal C. W. Brown and to Mr. McKit-j of -were in the citv Lhp Knighte of Columbus. Both poli- tical, parties were by Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Mr, R. I. Borden. '.lice Christmas reminxler. Sunday School celebrated Tne -Christmas eve tertainment. Santa left a iarge number of presents in Stirling. shone every day in the with a children's enlj month of December in "Lethbridge. It 'is Sxmny. Southern Alberta, all right. It is understood that the Imperial Bank has an option on the Horner and Hutchinson property on Round St.. and jf they take it up il is their intention to build at an early date. Mrs. D. G. McKay entertained a number of the young people at a New Year's dinner last night. A meeting of the Women's Auxil- iary will be held on Monday in the of St. Augustine's Church at Intermediates Beat Macleod _. Oa Uv'ew Year's Day the Lethbridge Intermediate hockey team met and defeated a team from Macleod to the tune of The day was perfect- for the popular Canadian sport and tne game through out was well .contested and the Mac- leod boys proved themselves to be good sports and clean players. In. the first half some very hockey witnessed, but in the sec- ond- the players seemed to tire and the game grew slightly ragged. Sinclair, of Lethbridge, distinguish- ed himself on several occasions .sxnd played a strong- game all through. "Kid" McDonald, the Macleod goal keeper, made some excellent stops, "and held the Lethbridge score down by his-skill at the net. The attendance very good. The teams lined up as follows: A casting of the Lethbridge and Cardston districts of the Alberta Sun- day Schuol Association will be held in the. Baptist church in this city on -the-evening' ol Tuesday January J2th. Mr. Stu.trt M'uirhead secre- tary-treasurer of the Provincial As- sociation, will be present- and address the meeting in the interests of asso- Pincher Creek Won At Macleod .JLelhbridgc Brad beer goal cover point forwards McQuirc Pavies Sinclair McKay II is. Umpi Smith. Macleod McDonald Barnes Houg Taylor Fallows Bryan Xicholson and eiation work, be delivered, Other addresses will and business in con- nection .the district transacted. To Build a Fine New Block R. T3. Sherlock has purchased the Stovel property at the corner of Glyn and Redpath Sts. 'There are two W lots and the consider ation. was Mr. Sherlock in- formed the Herald that he would build -aX three-storey propf I-lock on the property this The first match in the newly form- ed' Hockey League comprising Mac- leod, Pincher Creek and Lethbridge. was pulled off last night at Macleod between that town and Piuchcr Creek, before a good crowd. The ice was a little soft, but faet. clean hockey was played. I.n .the first hall Macleod had the better of the argument, but the tables were turn- ed iu the" second half. One Pincher Creek man was ruled off. while four Macleod men decorated the fence. The game was won by Pincher Creek, the score being 7 to R. D. Kobson, of LothbriuffC rcfereed the game to the teams. The teams satisfaction of both are putting up fast FIRE BRIGADE CALLED. The file brigade received a call to- day from the addition to the Arling- ton hotel at noon today. A pot of tar boiled over and made quite a, blaze which however was extinguish- ed by the time the wagons arrived. The chemical met with a slight mis- hap by sliding on the frozen ground, 'striking a fcnoll being overturned The engineer received a out on the head but driver Mercer landed on his feet and held his horses, one of which was very much frightened. Order Year's Eve Dance Hall was a most .affair.-- Over ninety saw the old vear able pies of Foresters'" held in. Oliv- enjoy- cou- away and the new one in while dancing to the strains of pleas- ing music furnished by three pieces of the Symphonv Orchestra, Messrs. INeedliam, Biner and Rosbaski, and 'the floor being in excellent condition, everything TVSXS perfect; ror a dance that will be remembered as equal to the "best that has been held in JLetb> bridge. Refreshments were served at midnight. i The C. O. F. claim the distinction! of being the oldest lodge in Letli-j bridge. There are a number of char-j ter members still associated with the order here, txvo being present at the dance. act, which -will astonish, and arouse the outside- world, cripple Chiuajs "credit, and postpone the withdrawal of foreign troops probably years. In accordance with the regulation of the new regency, the dteree of dis- missal was marked and sealed by tho Prince Regent, and bore the signa- ture of the Grand Councillors except- ing. that of Prince Ohing. This is evidence that Prince Ching dissented. Want Agent to such, an extern; that lie is incapacitated from, attend- ing to his business; tiiat he has neg- lected to provide for her the common necessaries of life, although well- able to do so. She further alleges that Imcl beeu forced-to work to se- cure food, and clothing. -Sue alleges that. in. July, last, her saulted her on the public in- flicting bodily injury of a serious na- ture, and 'that he has repeatcclly threateued to harm her, has wrong- fully accused her of unchasticj. lias forbidden her to attend church and maliciously destroyed an old BiMe Trfc R ffivcn to her her Parents. 1 U that side the Consulate there has not been an American for forty years paSt. "Tire "part of the house lived''did'not fall.. A-Good Queen: London, 'Jan. the graphic, -V'' accounts-of the earthquake ed here "today is a beautiful tribute J-, Queen 'Helena .by a spoiident of Southern Italy. "OnVi--- aaust _go back to infancy and to X of the most' exhibitions of womanly self-sacrific- celebrated by-poets consecrated by he says, understand the-work that the Is accomplishing in Messina. people call her of and -never was the name "used greater simple as that of a working- she not care for Herself, a (Special tn The Raymond, Jan. petition has PREPARING TO BUILD. A. TV. Kings will erect a, residence on Westminster Road. -las. A. Mc- Donald is the- architect. -Architect 3IcDonald is preparing plans for the Bowman-Johnston block on Redpath Si. The building will be fifty feet by ninety jeet, Ke is calling fir tenders on the excavation work today. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS; Representative Chas. W. Gillette, Addjson. died at the home of his daughter, in jS'ew York. Thos. Perkins, a member of the New York Stock Exchange, died to- day in his pew in the First Presby- terian Church, "Brooklyn. R. E. Walker, the South African, a new world's been circulated this week by promi- nent citizens asking the president of the A. E. and I. to retain Mr. Yecney here as station agent. It- was large- ly signed by the business men. without means to tion, asks for SoO fox rj "...orney's fee and sum for aliuionv. a tat her husband is can- -She alleges able of jiing S90. a mouth. WANDER ?N- FAR NORTH. CORBETT WILLING TO FIGHT., .Leadville Colo., Jan. J. Corbett, former heavyweight pugilis- tic champion, tonight announced his willingness to meet Jack- Johnson if it were necessary in order to. the championship back to the white man. Cold Water Era Starts In Alabama Mobile, Ala.. Jan. the passing of the midnight hour last night prohibition" became effective throughout Alabama. A number of JO the 100 metre dash'. Walk-j win now great T the 100 mem s at the Olympic sanies at London in 10 4-5. Failures in Canack this week num- 34. as against 19 34 the pix'ccdinjc wct-k, iuid 30 last yoar. The two-cent postage rate between mand, as "at-the clubs drinks will be dispensed to members only. Before the doors of the saloons were closeVl last night whiskey and beer were given away in large quantities and during the day drinks of all kinds Winnipeg, Dec. Wandering -about in the wild? of the north among the haunts of innumerable .timber wolves. Margaret Eomaro, 'a Mexican woman old and "frail, to- gether with her a child of 13. have- been found by Indians in a starving condition, almost frozen and desperate from hunger. The place where the" two were found Caldin Lake, 75 miles west of Atbabaska I... idingr. The pitiful story came to the immigration' offices of 'Bruce Walker today. The place is uninhabited, and only wolves "and big gaiffe abound in the bush- and swamps, which in winter time are buried in mountains of snow, and en- tirely unprotected from the elements. the victims of tion. they are 'ivanderers uver the oniy anxious to assist, her everywlier; -one before had-'dared J ii3 dressing by sobs accompanied her- motherly tenderness a heroic strength A NEW STORE. iEcssrs, Johnson and Pife havee op- ened a confectionery-; store-" on Ford St. in the' post office: Johnson comes from Wisconsin, and 3Ir. Fife from 2fpva" -Scotia.. Both have hatl a wide experience in this kindred lines of business, Johnson for some time being con- nected with a large wholesale in In the" course of a month's time an ice cream parlor earth. Seemingly homeless and with- out a friend in. thg world the? have enduivd unknown hardships, for a long time.- Both have been driven from Canada into the- TJmtod States and froifi the Slatr-s inio Canada the United.Stated and were solci nominal prices, came operative yesterday. Mary 1-M-aiyn Moore Davis, the popular Southern authoress, died at Orleans. Church School For Raymond (Special to The Herald.) Raymond. Tan. has been earned on frood authority that Ray- mond i-s to have the church school. This news arrived yesterday from Lake. The school will mean-a deal for Raymond, and as Ray- mond is the centre of the Motion ettlement in Southr-rn Alberta it vjll bf- well situated. DEATH AT QUEBEC. Quebec, Jan. occurred j cleans- from violence here today bf Mr. G. E. Sciiert, well known jeweler one of Quebec's most prominent citizens, aged 77 years. EDMONTON PLAY AT OTTAWA, Ottawa. Jan. Edmonton team arrived tonight for the Satur- day's game with the Senators, thy now Ifederal League teajn here "com- posed mostly of the old Ottawa Stan- Icy Cup holders. DEATHS JN MONTREAL. Montreal, Jan. 1 issued by the city ronrjjue show.s thai dur- ing the year ended theiv wo 850 or suspicious circumstances, twenty-three deaths from foul play, and 20 suicides. Plan For a Curlers Play At Macleod New Hotel FUNERAL OF SENATOR. Winnipeg, Jan. funeral of Senator Bernier took place" this morn.- ing, A service was held in the cathe- d-al at 9.30. Mgr. Dumas officiating! Interment was in the historic' cemer tcrytof St. Architect Macdonald has received instructions from Eugene Heyteti to prepare plans for a hotel to be erect- ed on the present stfe of the Belgium rpstaurr-nt. It will be a throe-storey building, and will have 40 bedrooms, two dining rooms, a rotunda, kitchen, prmiry, Inggage room, etc. Tenders will be coiled for in the near future. Two rinks oi curlers went to Mac- leod yesterday and enjoyed a- day's emling'on tho rink there. Macleod. won by a narrow margin. However, the Lethbridge rinks showed thattney understand gamp, and held their opponents down well in view of the f.sct. that some of tlie curlers have not a shot for two yearjs. The result of, the games is 'as Afternoon Game. Macleod. Lethbridge. 11 9 12 II Evening Game. jn 7 15 3 The Iethbridge curlers First C. Maedonald, "M- Freeman, D. v Duff. N. T. MeLeod; skip. Second Robson, ,E. W. Scott; 'J. STIRLIffQ NOTES. R. A. DaviVhas opened ,a" real Res- tate office in 'Stirling. He. eral bargains to offer "in residence v business lots.. Xominations for v j.i j i 4 r f ;