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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME II. LETHBRIDQE; ALBERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 4, ISM. NUMBER II. LONGBOAT IS A WINNER AGAIN TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Italian Collapses In Race At Buffalo Also N.Y., -Jan. Long- boat was a 7 to 30 favorite over rando Petri, with little betting, in their 25 mile race tonight. The crowd was. a record breaker for even this city. The track was six.' feet wide, slightly banked. It was, made of clay and tan bark, and held in place; by stout timbers. The course was almost oval, and nine laps to a mile. "Francis Nelson, of, Toronto, acted as referee, and W. J. Connors, of the State Democratic Committee, fired the starting signal. "The start was made at 9.05. Doran- do sprung into the lead and set a terrific pace for the first few laps. Longboat, with a broad grin on his face, stuck close to the Italian, not allowing him more than three yards lead. In the fifth and sixth miles Dorando sprinted frequently, but Longboat lengthened out his stride, and never allowed the Italian to get very far away. Time and again Do- rando sprinted in an effort to get away the Indian, without suc- ".cess. the nineteenth mile do tried, 'again to sprint away from "but the Cana- dian could 'not- be shaken off. It was the Italian's last effort. In the sixth lap he began to falter, and when he neared the finish line he collapsed. His-trainers rushed to his assistance, and he was led from the track. The Canadians went wild with en- thusiasm, and cheered their cham- pion lustily as he plugged around the oval to complete the race. After the Italian stopped the Canadian slowed down, and covered the six a walk. Sc J. Sidey, collector of customs at Port Colborne, Ont., is dead. The Dominion government is giving one hundred thousand dollars to the earthquake sufferers in Italy. Manitoba Grain Growers want An- drew Graham, of Pomeroy> appointed to the Railway Coimnitision. A. W. Sutherland, a young lawyer of Dauphin, Manitoba, committed su- icide. Dr. S. Silcox, of Hamilton, former- ly of St. Thomas, has been, appointed principal of the Normal School at Stratford, Ont. The Imperial Bank will build in Cranbrook this spring. Armstrong Dean, the Regiua insur- ance man charged with obtaining money under false pretences, was ac- quitted at Fernie. Retiring Wilson, of Saska- toon, was given an honorarium of one thousand dollars. Archbishop Bruchesi has ordered a collection, taken up in the Montreal diocese in. aid of earthquake suffer- ers. Tho Board of Hallway Commission- ers have ordered a viaduct for Tor- onto's water front, thus' settling the famous Young street, bridge problem. The railways must submit a plan in sixty days. Four tracks are. to be elevated. WORK SAVED BIG MILL Fierce Fire Does Dam- age To Calgary Firm PREMIERS AND ELEVATOR PROBLEM IMPERIAL S. A. Make "a Proposition the Dominion Government. Ottawa, Jan. deputation of the Imperial South African Veter- ans' Association was here today. Re- presentatives came from Toronto, Winnipeg, Montreal and Ottawa. In the absence of "the Minister of Mili- tia they vrere received by Hon. Frank Oliveiv who promised to lay their proposals before the Cabinet. The proposition- was to form a military reserve of upwards of -soldiers of Imparial veterans for a period of ten years, free of cost to the Gov- ernment. All these men who would receive land grants would keep in touch with the Militia" Department, and be in a position to be called to active service at any time. They woald-not need training, as they are all men who have seen active ser- vice, out in case a new army rule was introduced cr an_ important change made in the drill they would .be called upon to go to the nearest military centre and make themselves familiar with it. No Decision Has Yet Been Settled Upon Calgary, Jan. elevator and warehouse of the Western Milling Company were utterly destroyed on Saturday night by one of the fiercest fires that has visited Calgary for some time. The loss is fixed at fairly weil covered by insurance. The which is only four feet away through the good work of the fire bri- gade, was saved. That was valued at The alarm was sent in at 11 o'clock, and at the same time a telephone message. The order for a general attack was given, and the whole brigade turned out. When the department arrived the whole Tipper part of the elevator was on fire, and the timbers roof had fallen upon the roof of the warehouse, which was also in flames, and the roof of the mill was commencing to go- The only work for the brigade was to save the big as the elevator and warehouse were seething in The flour in. the. latter and chaff'and dry wheat in the elevator, fanned by. a good wind, burnt like straw. The cause of the outbreak is supposed to have been from spontan- eous combustion of wheat and dust at the top floor of the elevator. HOTCHKISS FOR COMMISSIONER. Calgary, Jan. Al- bertan proposes C. S. Hotch- kiss, of Claresholm, as the western member of the Rail- way Commission, mention- ing that he spent part of his life in the railway business. WILL VISIT CANADA. London, Jan. Ingram, of Sierra Leone, is arranging to tour the world on behalf of "the Church sionary Society, of which .he is- one of the secretaries. He first" visits College, Leunoxville, where his school days. RAILWAYSARE HEADING FOR SOUTH TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. G. T. P. and C. N. R To Start To Build This Year Regina, Jan.. statement tel- egraphed from Wiiinipeg, to the effect that the proposal of the Grain ers1 Association that the three prairie provinces should own and'operate the interior elevators has been vetoed by the premiers, owing to the im- mense financial obligations in- volved and that the Grain Growers' executive Jiatl been notified .of the decision was shown to Preinier Scott on Saturday by a representa- tive of the Associated Press and he was asked whether or not the report was correct. -Mr. Scott replied brief- ly and to the point: "You can quote your author- ity for saying that there is not, a word of truth, in it. In fact the an- swer of the premiers has not yet been agreed upon." LITERALLY rROASTED TO DEATH. 'Fort William, Ont., Jan. ally roasted and -with life exiinct the body of a man was found yesterday morning on the brickwork at the back of the boilers at the power house. The discovery was made first by a man named McLeod, who has not since been seen. Though it does not likely there has been any lonl play, -there is a certain amount of mystery connected with the death.. TREAT HINDOOS CAREFULLY. Jan. an interview here last night Governor Swayne, of British cannot Honduras realize too said Canadians soon the danger that may result from attempts to cause dissatisfaction among Hindoos in British Columbia. ON CASTRO. Berlin, Jan. President Castro of was operate upon in the city this" morning b; Dr. Israel, the German specialist, fo the kidney complaint from is suffering. Bad Fire At Vancouver B.C AND DISTRICT. Donald McJCab, Labor candidate the Alberta "Legislature, is in the city. s W. Carr, -accountant at the Hudr son's Bay stores, is very ill today but his 'condition' at present does not give cause for alarm. Grant Churcnill- arrived here from San Francisco on Saturday and is staying in the -city for a day or two. Messrs. Broad and Watts have come _to the city from Medicine Hat 'to en- "gage in" building and contracting and do repairing on shortest notice.. Mrs-iW. H. Gardner ol .Taber, spent New Years with her mother, Mrs. Mrs. McNTicol will, receive tomorrow January 5th, and after- wards on the first and t second Tues- of each month-. The Fortnightly Club will 'meet to- morrow .evening at the residence of W. A. Hamilton, Argylc The topic will be "A Midsummer Night'? Members are requested to bring their copies of, the. rirama.' On New Year's day at Mr. Baugh- ey's ranch, an interesting marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. C. C. McLaurin, Missionary of the Baptist Church in Alberta, as- sisted by Rev. And. Hamilton, Dia- mond City, when Bert B. Gillette and Mamie Amanda.. Orton were united, in wedlock.- A pleasant social time was spent by .the guests present. Win, Mullen, and Geo. McSwceney, of Moncton, N. B., each -got thirty days in jail and a fine of for violations of the. Scott Act. Winnipeg master prewmen have the pressmen the eight-fcour day, KAISER IS ECONOMIZING. Berlin, Jan. is reported in court circles that the Emperor has issued instructions to the officers of tne household for greater economy. The Emperor intends to travel less ind live in a simpler manner this year. The reports that the Emperor desires to sell some of his castles is confirmed. UNITED STATES' GIFT. Washington, B.C., Jan. dent Koosevelt, in a message to Con- gress today, asked for a direct ap- propriation of half a million dollars fnr thp relief of thp strielcpn people in the earthquake zone in Italy. This is the most generous fund ever contributed.' by the American people for the succor of sufferers in other lands. Vancouver, B.C., Jan. a rag ing gale 'this evening, the firemen waged a winning fight against a fire which did and threatened several saw mills and other industries located.', in the immediate- neighborhood- The. wheat elevator of the Vancouver at 'False reek was totally destroyed. The laze was confined to the main ele- vator the packing plant; a few feet away, being saved. The building de- stroyed tonight was erected year and a half ago by J. E. Hall and as- .ociates, of Calgary. It contained thousands of bushels of grain. THE DAILY HERALD AND ITS NEWS SERVICE CHAIRMEN OF CIVIC COMMITTEES Snow Blocks the Railways A great snowfall is reported _ from Crow's Nest and Fernie district." All the trains west of those .points are a clearance expected im- a large gang being at A-ork. clearing the tracks. The train from the East is severaj hourd late, being snowed up. The Spokane Flyer from the East was delayed for some time this morn- ing just east of the junction, on' ac- count of cattle having strayed on to ihe track, About 60 head were huddled to- gether at the crossing when the en- gine dashed into them, killing sev- eral, some so badly smashed up that spatched. need to be de- Bold Robber In Vancouver Vancouver. B.C., Jan. this evening, almost in daylight and while Cordova St. was thronged with Saturday afternoon shoppers, a smashed the side window of Lyttleton Bros.' jewelry store, seized special display tray containing from to x worth of diamonds and other precious atones, bolted up a staircase adjoining, scattering some of his treasures on his way, and dis- appeared ftom the fear of the pte- raises. He has not yet been captured. New City Council Meets For Organization Tonight The new -City Council meets for the first time tonight. It is under- stood that the slate for committee chairmen has been arranged as fol- lows B. Bowman. Oliver. Water Adams. License and 0. Hutton. King. Fire, Water and M. Hatch. It is likely that either Aid. Eow- rnan or Aid. Adams will be chosen to act as Mayor until the return of Mayor Henderson. The salary reduction resolutions are likely to be given notice of at tonight's mt'Cting. It is reported that in the cases of the City Engineer and City Clerk, the motion will propose that the salary for the offices b-i re- duced to If the resolutions are finally adopted a sliding scale of salaries will be suggested, and in all 1 ikelihood accepted. Jeffries Picks Corbett To Win Los Angeles, Gal., Jan. J. former champion heavy- weight, said last night that J. J. Cor- bett would have an etfsy time defeat- ing the new champion Johnson, pro- viding Corbett could stand the train- ing necessary. "Johnson does not class with men like Corbett and said Jeffries.' "He would have no show to of them if they could get back half the form they showed when they held the The Daily Herald spends a month in securing the full Associated Press service. This service is used by all the leading papers on the conti- nent and covers the world- news. The Herald is an evening paper but as there is not a morning paper published in the city "we make a point to "publish the principal features of the A. P-. night service as well as the entire day service. In that way our readers get all the news. The Herald s'news service as that taken by two of the Calgary papers. We be- r lieve in giving the people of our city and" district the best that can be bought in the matter of news. Take the recent disaster in Italy. Our report was as ex- tended and complete as any paper published in Western Canada. We can make the same boast in connection with other important events. In addition the Herald has a staff of correspondents throughout the district who supply us with a record of the doings in the several commun- ities. These correspondents have" instructions to wire any important news items so that our readers will have the news of the district without delay, j The Herald commences 1909 with a circulation of nearly 1.600- The weekly edition'is" flourishing and at the present time it has a circulation of nearly amongst the., farm- ors of Southern Alberta. At present the Herald staff is actively engaged in pro- duciug. a mammoth Publicity Number. It will deal with the agricultural resources; of the district tributary to this city and the building develop- ment in this city during 1908. Special articles will be con- tributed by well known citi- ze'ns and the number will be illustrated with a hundred or more .cuts. This edition will cover fifty-six pages and will be one of the largest issxies ever produced by an Alberta newspaper. Six thousand copies will be issued and every subscriber to the Daily Herald will receive a copy free. Extra copies will sell at ten cents Orders for extra copies should be placed with us at once, Calgary, Jan. Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and the Canadian Northern Kailway are negotiating with the Dominion Government for the purchase of the Bar- racks property in this city, at the foot of Eighth Ave- The railways in- tend to use this property for a union Negotiations are well "under way, and are certain to go through. They will be closed in a few days. This information the Alberian has upon authority which is considered as reliable. In fact, its very reliable. These negotiations have followed the developments of the Alberta Govern- ment- Kailway policy and indicate that under the new. conditions the two roads need this property at once. This is another indication that one or both of the roads will be in Cal- gary, this year. It is expected that the three roads will come into Calgary, the from Saskatoon, the C.K.E. from Ve- greville, and the G.T.P. from Har- disty. One .or more of the will reach Calgary before the end of the year. Probably two of them, will be extended south at an early date. The young son of Caniile a farmer of the Laurier district, neai Dauphin was burned to death on Sa urday. Rev. Walter J, Southani. was li ducted as rector of AIL Saints Angl can Church at Toronto, Thos. Turner shot himself at Bea Island near North, Bay, but whethe the deed was the result of premedita- tion or an accident is being invest! gated. Peter Ladic was drowned in th creek at Tilbury "Ont. While skatin he broke through the ice. XeJson Perm, a carpenter, aged 25 met with a terrible death at Nanai mo while working in the Western -Fue Co.'s mine. He was walking- along a drift without a light and fell down an air shaft of Xo. 1 mine. dropping six hundred feet. Death was instant- taneous. On Saturday, Harvey Simpson Cons., and Eobert Forke, Lib., were nominated 10 contest Virden, Man. in a bye-election. The Edmonton' team defeated tlie new professional Ottawa team in an exhibition game Saturday night" by four to two. Claresholm bowlers were beaten at Calgary again on, Saturday. K. Hillmer, aged chief draughtsman for the city of-Ottawa, committed suicide. BEAT WIFE TO DEATH WITH POKER The Terrible Deed Of C. P. R. Employee Near Toronto FOOTBALL IN OLD LAND. London, Jan. are the results of Saturday's football games: First A. 1, ISotts County 0; Leicester F. TJ. 4; Everton 5, Bristol City 2 Man- chester TJ. 0, Preston N. E. 2; Brad- ford C. 0, Middleboro 2; Blackbu--n R. 3, Manchester C. 2; Chekea 3, Liverpool 0; Sunderland 3, Bury 1; Notts Forest 0, Shrffield TJ. 2. Second 2, j T _ _ _ _ I Aarincourt.. Jan. j.- 2; "Blackpool Wolver- j r, IL I CJP-B. section ha: hamptorr W. 1; Botfcon; W, 3, Barns-j ley 0- Chesterfield T. 2, Bradford 1; Clapton Orient i, Hull City 2; Der- by County 1, Oldham A. 0; Glossop 1 Burnley 2; Stockport County 1, Fulharn 2; Tottenham H. 3, Leeds MORE SHOCKS PREDICTED IN ITALY Conditions Far From Hopeful In Sunny Italy Reggio, Jan. detachment of troops, which went to the villages on the east coast of Calabria found no- thing but ruins, and the bodies ot persons killed in the earthquake. The survivors had fled: There is every reason to believe that dreadful havoc- was wrought in the mountain vil- lages that have not yet been explored. A'convoy with one rations of bread which was going through ity 0; T. 0. West Bromwich 7, Grimsby Busch, the St. Louis brewer, gave wenty-five thousand dollars to the taliais. sufferers. He gave one h.un- Ired thousand dollars to San Fran- isco at the time of the disaster there Blyifa, his Blyth" surrendered aivS admitted., his guilt. He beat his wile to death, it is alleged.' with a poker. The booy was found on the floor of 'the house. Blytit is of a quarrelsome disposition and had been drinking. He is an Englishman, forty years of age', and has been in Canada for six years. The village is twelve miles from Toronto. MR. FINLAYIS NOT OPTIMISTIC About a Co-Operative Pack- ing Plant IB Alberta TORONTO'S Toronto, Jan. ALDERMEN. aldermen elected in the municipal election here Chisholm, McMillan, Hilton; Ward 2, Church, O'Keil and Foster: Ward-3, Bredin, Maguire and "Bengough; Ward 4, Vaughan, Welch; Ward 5, Dunn, Graham and Keeler; Ward 6, McGhie, Williams "and Gra- ham. Edmonton, Jan. Hon. W. lay, in conversation with_ a Journal reporter at the Windsor hotel last ev- ening, appeared to be slightly pessi- mistic as to whether a co-operative packing plant in Alberta would real- 1 ly prove a paying proposition. Thej honorable minister, while reticent on f the subject, was definite in his state- 1 A WRECK IN OKLAHOMA. Tulsa, Okla., Jan. engineer and fireman were killed and twenty ethers were hurt today when a pas- senger train and a-freight train on the FJISCO road collided head oa near Fisher, a small station twelve .miles wftst of Tulsa. A train carrying phy- sicians from Tulss. o arsman At Halifax Bagnara, was rifled en xoute, by ished persons .there.- A number of mall'boats, many of them, overload- ed, -pulled out -into the channel with requests- -for food from incoming steamers, which the -officers of the vessels were compelled to refuse them. Several of the smaller crafts capsized, -Jand a number of persons vefe drowned. Relief Train Wrecked. IVIessina, Jaii. Nivza, be- ween rMessina "and a freight rain, tdd ay, ran "Into and -.telescoped r n earthquake relief, train" crowded injured persons, of whom ,v" _v Frank Jerrott, of 'Brooklyn, assist- nt Matteocei, director f the Royal Observatory" on. "Mount esuvius, cabling about disaster, iaye that other- aie inevitable, as tiiere is a the -earth's where the slip occurred- .He Predicts Heavier Shocks for Monday, and-declares "that'some- thing possibly very serious may hap- pen January 7th and 8th, when-the relative position of and moon will produce the RTciay, night at 8.4p'( __ fredlx- of and Va 4 f; panic v anil" on -ships, ifany walls fell- but no iatalities Tiiere have .of'tremors" since Monday "morning, '-bntv J the first that was- distinctly .percepti- ble. After- this shock .in; the. municipal flamed, up again, is fiercely-burning-at "the .hour despatch King's'Report.--; Eome, Jan. Giolitti to- clay received a" despatch' -from. King Victor Emmanuel dated 'Messina, say- ing that he would leave, tonight for; Some- He also telegraphed? I visited the-CalabriarLco'ast south of-. Reggie. I loond Pellaro laterally jle- but Melito been but slightly damaged.. _, "It has stopped !raining.-.'" At- Kes- municipal archives; burned. Troops little by little order is being' restored and the public, services' re-establish-. ed. "As I have seen the ,worst- points arranged for the work as thejwoundedjrequirmK.- and this ment th-at, in his opinion, the opera- tion of cooperative plants in this w Halifax. Jan. as. Stonely, ell known oarsman, who at one country could not be compared with time rowed forward midship in a the operation of those in Denmark, as i Halifcx champion four-oared crew, ihlaid been done before the pork commis- {'died at Victoria General Hospital sion of N. H. Sorcnsen. of the yesterday, the- result of injuries iu- plant of Hvi-uns, two weeks tlicted by two toughs on ISTew Year's ago when he told the commission of, I tho great success which had been met j with in his native country. j The Republican caucus has agreed' upon Representative Burton, of Clevcj Stonely had drinking and beat his who scroained for help. One of their- ehijdrefp opened the door and two mfrr. Lawler and Shay, camf LU Uie woman's, Help." Wnen xhey got the house they seized Stonely and land, as the party nominee as success-1 b-oat and kicked him so severely that S. j he diod yesterday. Thf men are now j under arrest, charged with murder. sor to Senator Foraker in the Senate. Four Vacancies Would Cut Out In The Senate Ice Carinval Ottawa, Jan. are now! Montreal, Jan. Carnival four Senatorial vacancies to be filled' Commitie- evidently that in namely, two in Nova Scotia, one in its ioe Proposition it has a Ontario and one in In i whitfl elephant on its hands. Tt has Nova Scotia the vacancies are overl approached the railways with the pro- a year's star.di.ig. In Ontario theJ position tliat if they subscribe vacancy was caused by the death of Senator Merrier last summer and in Manitoba the death of Senator Ber- nier last week made the fourth vacan cy in the upper chamber. It is un- likely that any appointment to nil! merchants on condition that the car- each to the carnival fund they, will abandon the carnival idea, and make the carnival a week of winter sports. money is said to be required'to amounts subscribed by the vacancies will be made until just prior- to the of parliament, should have an ice palace, noncommittal. ate" diminishing "in bers, I shall leave tonight for Epme.J' The worst probably "has-been-told" of the earthquake dead in. public' attention .will .turn. Ithi's- week to the survivors.- Gigantic .measures of participated -in- byr.eyery country, will" assumed prac- tical the desti-, iute promises fo- be speedy." The amount of the relief fund' country already approaches the'-rml- dollar and on Monday President Roosevelt "will call upon Congress for an appropriation" of 1500.000. v Cause Quake. Mossina, Jan! experts are here to study the phenomenon agree that quake-.was the result of a "fault; in" the geological formation under Mes- sina, which constituted a lino of con-'- tact in the volcanic action between Mount AEtna and- Mount Vesuvius, that a slip oecxurred similar to the one which reached Sicily from j the mainland. Thai.subsfdence oc- curred at some points, and1 that there. was a rising ol the earth's" at others is" proved by soundings, which show that the channel" of the harbor is deeper at some places and shallower at others. The British bat- tleship Exmouth, at a distance one-lialf mile south of found fifty-eight fathoms of water formerly there were two hundred-and forty-three. A Lucky Thing..' Koine, Jan. convoked on January llth. The Min- ister of War says that all thxj forUf around Messina, which contain tons of powder and millions of v have not been ;