Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Daily Herald tr LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, I90t CHICAGO HAS SOME BAD FIRES Firemen Have Hard Time Fighting the Flames Chicago, Jan. fires aided by the lower temperature to- day, took a heavy toll in .Chicago'. A total property loss of about 000 and the .serious injury by freez- ing or accident of many firemen, policemen, and citizens were the main results of the burning of a big manufacturing plant, a famous club house and its priceless art collection, family hotel, several residences, .and a number of small factories and office structures. Two of the four great five-storey buildings occupied by the Darling and Co. fertilizing plant, iu the heart of the stock yards district, were licked up by flames caused by exploding bone dust even- ing, and a loss of was .re- corded. At about the same time a fire caused by faulty electric wires destroyed the historic club house of the Illinois Club, and reduced to ashes more .than a hundred valuable paintings. The Trocadero Theatre was damaged by fire just after the night audience had dispersed. Hein- riche's restaurant, on Vanburn St., also suffered. There were numerous' other small fires. Hon. W. Pugsley At Washington Ottawa, Jan. Hon. William Pugsley is in Washington, D.C., this week conferring on behalf of the Canadian Government with Ambassa- dor Bryce and Secretary Root with regard to some details still to be ad- justed in connection with the pend- ing treaty providing for a settlement of the questions at issue between the two countries relating to the .control of international waterways, and in- volving also the question of restric- tion of the use of water by power companies on each side of Niagara Falls. LOCAL OPTION BY-LAW PASSED. Cartwright, Man., Jan. a meeting of the Council of the Eoblin municipality yesterday the local op- tion by-law was read-a third time and passed. LIBERALS MEET IN CONVENTION W.C.IVESIS GOING TA RUN NUMBER, 22. V Announces That He S Is a Candidate In Bye-Election There has been a. report around the city the past few days to the effect that W. C. Ives was to be a candi- late for the seat in the legislature recently vacated by W. C. Simmons. Vsked this morning Mr. Ives confirm- ed the report, stating that his nom- ination papers were being signed to- day and would be presented tomor- row. HICKS IS FREE. Winnipeg; Jan. jury esie of who was being tried for the murder of Eccles Lennox, a Scotchman, in the railway, yards here on the night of November 17th, after being out ten minutes brought in a verdict of not guilty. SINGERS LOST MVES. St. Petersburg, Jan. 6.-fA despatch received here from -Borne says that M. Peteroff, a prominent Russian basso, and two Italian singers, Sig- ners Catani and Gambi, tenors, per- ished in the. earthquake at Messina. CHINA'S BOSS CAN'T BE SEEN Won't Receive Foreign Ministers In, Audience Will Decide Whether They Will Contest Bye- Election EASTERN HOCKEY. Quebec, Jan. big crowd saw Quebecs defeat the Montreal Sham- rocks twelve to four in a hockey game tonight. Montreal, Jan. de- feated Ottawa at. hockey tonight- by a score of 7 to 6. The Wanderers took the lead .3 to 0, but Ottawas came strong and evened up the score, and at full time were six each.' It took 15 minutes over- time to decide the garnet NO SUNDAY BALL GAMES. the en- forcement of prohibition laws in Ala- bama, the Governor has notified the local authorities that the' death knell of Sunday ball games must be sound- ed. Impeachment proceedings are threatened against local office hold- ers unless the law said to cover the issue is enforced. The- political situation Is assuming- a rather interesting condition. Jt had been generally felt that the Labor candidate, Donald MdSTab, would Be elected at the bye-election by accla- mation as it was understood that neither the Conservatives or Liberals considered it worth whilo contesting ths seat when there was practically a certainty of a general election after the sitting of the Legislature. However the announcement that C'. Ives was to enter the has al- cered the situation and there is a lik- lihood now of a-three-cornered con- test. The Liberals are holding a conven- tion here today. The attendance, owing' to the is not' but it is fairly representative. This morning with-Dr. "Rivers, of Raymond as chairman and Arthur H. McDuffee of Raymond, as secretary, the conven tion appointed committees on reso- lutions and nominations. These will report at three o'clock this after- BURN SEVEN VILLAGES. Anaoy, China, Jan. 6.7-Reports- re- vived 'here today from' the" districts ti Manchuria affected by the'recent revolutionary outbreak, say that the Government troops have burned seven '-villages, and that the "insurg- ;ents: are on the defensive. SENTENCED St. Petersburg, Jan? two sentences of death for crimes committed :in 1908 were announced today. LOCAL OPTION COAST A G.T.P. EXPLOSION. Kenora, Jan. premature dy- namite explosion at'one of Button Me Arthur's sub-contracts on the T. C. R. 'construction on Monday, ac- the death of one foreign- er and terrible injuries to another. KILLED HIS MOTHER. New York, Jan. Finn, 23 years of age, -surrendered to the Brooklyn police station today, say- ing he .had killed his mother, Mary A. Finn, 57 years of age, in their home in East-New York. Big Effort To Be Made To Have the Law Passed SPLENDID GIFT. Berlin, Jan. J. Hill, the U.S. Ambassador, paid in the See- handlung Bank today Andrew Car- negie's gift to the Koch Institute for tuberculosis research. Hydrants [Frozen Brigade Called CHANGE NAME OF CANNERIES An alarm was turned in this morn- ing'to the fire station from the C. P.E. yards. The engine was quickly upon the scene, when it was discovered that the heaters of a large freight car had in some way set fire to sur- rounding wood work, and was likely to spread "to the apple barrels with which the car was loaded. 'An at- tempt was made to Use the chemical apparatus, but this had been render- ed useless from exposure to the wea- ther, water having splashed upon, it, freezing the contents of the cylin- -der solid. A length of hose was then run out from a nearby hydrant, but the stops were in such a condition that it was only upon united effort "and-after'the smashing of a couple that water was forth- coming.. -It- was then not a- difficult matter to stay the flames. There was no damage done that would cause any serious trouble ex- cept possible repairing of the car and the installment of new heat- ing appliances. The authorities should be advised to attend to these matters during this present cold spell, for it is alarm- ing to think what might happen in the case of a big fire. Malcolm Dropped From the Name of Medicine Hat Concern Will Enlarge Baptist Church Medicine Jan. Times says: When the shareholders of Mal- colm's Western Canneries met in Ee- gina on Tuesday .there was much doubt as to ..what would be the "out- come. The eastern shareholders were very much dissatisfied with what had previous meeting, and apparently resented what looked like the attempts of a few Western shareholders and directors to utilize the Company for 'their own personal aggrandizement. Previously a meeting of these east- ern shareholders had been held in To- ronto, at; which C. A. Flour, the man ager laid before them the past of the Date Of Board- Of Trade Banquet The council of the Board of Trade met last night, with C. F, Cony- beare, A. H. McKeown, M. Barford, E." A. Cunningham, J. R. Anderson, and the secretary present. A communication was received from the Trade Gazette Publishing Co., of Calgary, with regard to a bill adopted by the B.C. Legislature and termed "The Bulk Sales Act." This; is an'Act respecting the o any stock of goods in bulk for cash or on credit, protecting the purchas- er of any such stock against the liabilities of the seller; and'suggest- ing that -an expression of opinion be forwarded them for use at the nexl sitting of the Alberta Legislature, when such legislation will be asked for the. Province of il: to this; V -was passed "That of Trade strongly urges the of Alberta the advisability of pass- .ing legislationAalong the lines of 'the recently enact- ed by the B.C. A copy of a petition asking for Government storage'facilities at ini- tial points for grain-; shipments throughout the province, was receiv- ed from the Innisfail Board of Trade. This letter was received, and filed. F. J. McKeown sent an applica- tion for the position of publicity commissioner' for .the city of Leth- bridge. The" application was laid on the table for consideration, along Toronto, Jan. Kev. Dr. S. D. Chown, widely .known as a moral reformer, leaves for the West oh a big campaign in-the interests of tem- perance and; moral reform. The end of his journey will be Prince Rupert. Prince Rupert is already and Premier MeBride has Dr. Chowu that he will keep it dry so long that it will not need local op- tion. But not so with the' rest of British Columbia. "This is the only province Can- ada that has not a local option law, and one object of my visit West is to -help the temperance forces in out- lawing said Dr. Chowxi. "Local option leagues have been formed, and petitions are being sign- ed for presentation to the Legislature asking for such a law. My informa.- tion. is that 90 per cent, of the people- are signing the: petitions, so we not only expect to obtain a local option law, but to carry municipalities." Ptrkin, Jan. Prince Regent is secure from receiving the foreign. Ministers in audience through hav- ing set up the technical excuse that the necessary regulations for vinter- course between the Prince. Regent and the- Ministers of foreign .Govern- ments have not yet been agreed upon. ThV Chinese Government and the le- gations seem -to be testing each others' tempers. The legations are about equally divided upon whether recent events have endangered peace to the extent of justifying the col- lective action of foreign Governments. The country awaits expectantly for further acts of the Prince Regent, which may reveal whether his course is due to personal reasons, or whe- ther it means a change in the policy of the Government. Although num- erous causes been assigned for the treatment of Yuan Shi Kai, the motives are not understood. It now Brandon, Jan. may yet prove to be a crime of perpetrated by a hired man: on Mrs. Hunter Cooper, wife of a well known farmer living near Bradwardine yes- terday .afternoon. Mrs. Cooper was sitting in her home, and was attack- ed by the hired help, a young man named Harry S. Carr, an English- man, 18-years old. The weapon used was a hammer, and struck Mrs. Cooper a number of times over the head, fracturing her skull. He then went to Bradwardine, and meeting Mr. Cooper, informed him of. what he had done. ST. HAD YEAR OF PROCESS VOTE FOR SUNDAY STREET CARS Toronto, .Jan. Port Stanley and St. Thomas, which are connection by traction lines, passed by-laws for Sunday street cars. Reports Presented At the Annual Vestry Meeting BRINGING ABOUT ORDER IN ITALY Splendid Work Being Done -Reggio Can't Be Reached Rome, Jan. nour now sees progress in bringing order into appears that the composition of the j the earthquake district, and system Central Government will be perman- ently changed, judging, from the Re- gent's selection of advisors. Prince Ching, president of the Foreign Board, .Js not yet in evidence. Two of the principal members of the Grand Council are out, leaving only three working members. The recent into .the work of relief. The instruc- tions of the Government to General Mazza, commander of the province, are in the direction of removing tem- porarily all the living ia the destroy- cities and towns so that they may be cared for in a sanitary manner. The Italian War Department appointments to office looks like the j ing a vast quantity of material for party of.the Prince Regent will con- use in bivouacing in the open. The sist mainly of his sympathizers. The Foreign -Office does not con- sider that the resignation of Yuan Shi Kai is likely to prove a disturb- ing factor in the Chinese situation. Good Advice and One Month WILL RON OUT OF VANCOUVER company and received their wishes as with the resignation of the secretary. to the future. He evidently pleased them as he came west to attend the annual with a great number of proxies. There was a feeling of The Entertainment Committee ad- vised holding a Board of Trade ban- quet on January 29th. A special meeting of the Board of Trade is unrest at the meeting and previously called for Tuesday, January. 12th, when plans for the banquet will be Last .night the annual business meeting of the Baptist Church should have been held, but owing to the cold evening, there was a small at- tendance, and very little business "was -transacted. The .reports, how- ever, showed progress For pastor's salary alone "the congregation raised nearly more last year than the previous year; the total sum raised for air-purposes by the local congre- gation, being over Plans for the enlargement of the building were but nothing" definite was done. It is expected, however, that addition will be built to the pres- ent during this year to pro- vide accommodation for the growing congregations. dicine Hat. and the ready-cooked plans of the pre vious meetings were missing. There was a fairly unanimous opin- ion that the company would be im- proved by the elimination of the name of Malcolm, and the name of the com- pany was therefore changed to the Central Meat Packing Co. At one of the former meetings Malcolm had been granted 600 shares of common stock, but this was cancelled. C. A. Flour of Winnipeg, was ap- pointed general manager and the fol- lowing directors were added: Hon. R. W. Scott, Ottawa; J. T. Barrier Tor- onto; Hon. Hugh John MacDonald, Winnipeg. Three thousand shares were repre- sented by about thirty shareholders. It was determined to push the plant in this city to a working basis and commence operations as soon as pre- parations can be completed. Addi- tional capital was voted for this pur- pose, and it now seems- as if the com- pany had got into the proper handsj considered. Great Northern May draw Steamers From Seattle B. Great Northern C., will Jan. 6.- spend -The 93 here .this year erecting ter minals. TheXInterstate. Commerc Commission's apathy, to the America merchant marine is rapidly drivinf ships flying the stars and stripes fr-om the-Pacific Ocean. There now remains one American steamship in the Orien tal trade, operating out of Puge Sound, the Great Northern liner Miri nesota, and the report is now currem that' the Minnesota after one more trip to.' the Orient from Seattle wil be changed to British register and operate out of Vancouver "in ordter; to avoid complying with the new ruling C.P.R. Train Was Wrecked Cold Wave All Over the West Chicago, Jan. first blizzard of the winter swept into Chicago to- day from the north. From 44 degrees above zero yesterday the mercury descended to 9 below today. Tele- graph and telephone wires are re- ported in trouble-northof here. Kansas City, Mo., Jan, was the coldest of the winter in this part of the southwest. Temperature here this morning .was 8 below Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. tem- perature here today was 15 degrees below zero, and at Lacrosse 22 be- low. Winnipeg, Jan. passen- ger train No. 236, en route from Sas- katoon to Winnipeg, was wrecked Tuesday morning- near .Hatfield. Three travellers were injured, all of whom were residents of Winnipeg. The list includes E. V. Chaplin, A. W. Brady and M. A. Schaffner. The wreck was due to a broken rail. None of the passengers were seriously in- jured. Regina After a New Chief with great prospects of good for Omaha, Neb., Jan. 6.-The mercury I w w registered 13 below zero here today. the forcc JRegiim, Jan. police com- mission held a session today when an important decision was reached. It was-decided to call for applications for the position of chief of police and it was also decided that Constable should be paid a salary from The 'man Geo. Darwin White, re- manded yesterday on the charge of having obtained money un- der false pretences, was brought before Magistrate McDougall at the City Police Court- this morning for hearing. The only case brought against him was that he did with intent to defraud, utter a false cheque on the "Onion Bank in favor of C. Eoss Tate, to the value of In "defence prisoner said that he admitted uttering the cheque, but that he expected the proceeds of a property sale to come to hand in a day or two, and could then- redeem the cheque. Continuing the investi- gation Magistrate asked xvhat had brought" him pres- ent of penury, when pri- soner'made .the .remark was through his own foolishness. Itj re-population will be through surviv- ors proving "to prop'erty under special -enaetmerits- which -Par- liament will be asked for Friday acd Saturday. A measure -is in course of preparation for asking-Parliament ;to' meet the-immense expenditure caus- 'ed by the" earthquake, so as to aug- ment the survivors' income by a lib- eral amount- Owing to the impassability of the roads leading to Keggio -it has been next to impossible to reach that city with the huge quantity of provisions which literally is piled at its: very doors and for 20 miles back. HEAVY RAINS IN NEW BRUNSWICK The annual meeting of the parish of St. Augustin's was held on Tues- day evening last. Formerly the an- nual meeting has .been held at East- er, but hereafter in this diocese the meeting be held at the .-end 01 the year. The reports at this meet- ing therefore covers nine months only.' The rector's report showed that "the church enlargement had been' com- pleted, and parish hall built aria paid for during the last nine months.'' Mr. drivers spoke very hopefully' as to the future, because the enlarged church gave increased accommoda- tion for the congregation, and be- cause the parish hall afforded op- portunities for social intercourse riot enjoyed in the past. The treasurer's report showed that about" had been raised by tne congregation since last Easter. St. -Monica's Guild presented a report showing -receipts of disbursements and a 'bal- ance of The Sunday Schools leceipts were and-expenses with a balance of The Little Sisters; reported that their receipts were 'and ''dis- bursements showing a balance of _ E.- -E. Sherlock was reappointed people's warden, and ap- pointed Win; Ingram to serve 'again as .rector's warden. The following vestrymen were E. Nimmons, H. A. J. B. M. C. B. Bowman, Gr. W.' Eobinson, J: King, E. A. Cunningham; Q. H. .West, T. E.-Patteson; McLean. After a general discussion of church affairs the meetng ,was; adjourned until -after evensong on Sunday even- ing next, 10th. Serious Washouts and the Railroads Are AH Blockaded sum- of money "when he" first''came to this country a year ago, but travel- ing about from place to place and doing no work, his money had gradu- ally vanished, until he has lit- tle or nothing but the property men- tioned. -'If 1 had only invested when I first came I should todav be in a good 'he said. of South Bay' At this point the presiding rnagis- straie pointed out the opprobrium that always rests upon the man who came as he did into court, and how easy he could make for himself a character of ill-repute, advising him as a young man (hs is barely 30) to mend his. ways speedily. This he promised to do, in consideration of which Magistrate McDougall sen- tenced him to one month's imprison- ment instead of thft full term, which is very" heavy. f St. -Johii; jSTl B., John .is isolated from'all to- and will bo "for at least anoth McNab's Papers Have Been Signed The Independent Labor Party held 9. meeting at the Labor Temple last night in furtherance of the candida- .ure of Donald McNab, and to consid- r plans for the campaign. There was not a large number present bat all of the officers of the party attend ed and most of the officers of the Trades and Labor Council. In the event of a campaign it was decided to hold a mass meeting on Monday evening next at 8.30. It nnll be interesting to the other parties to know that 'Mr. McNab's nomination papers were signed by the 'resident, Vice-Prsaident, Secretary and trustees of the Trades and La- bor Council. er day, as the result of a series o washouts on the C.P.R. line. This deluge of-rain, which fell today un- dermined the track and weakened bridges in several places. During the electrical storm of the early morning Mrs. Samuel Charlton, was struck by light- ning and severely burned. Her hus- band was partially paralyzed for a time by the shock and the house was considerably damaged, The Boston and Montreal trains due here at'noon were stalled by a wash- out several miles long, near Hoyt, remaining there all day the passengers were tonight taken into Fredericton. The Boston train due here tonight get in and all trains out of hereby the C.P.R. are cancelled. Reports from all over the province tell of the terrible storm and heavy damage. N. Jan.' storm that has been threatening since Sun- day culminated today in one of the fiercest gales experienced for many months. For twelve .hours Halifax and the whole coast have been swept by a strong northwest gale accompan ied by torrents of rain. Shipping was completely tied up during the day and "it was not until midnight that several steamers that had clear- ed, ventured to sea. The wind dur- j ing the afternoon reached a velocity of forty-five miles an hour in Hali- COMING TO CANADA. Winnipeg, Jan.. special cable despatch says Jhat E. -E. Walker, the South African sprinter, proposes competing in the- Canadian championships, which will likely he hpld in, r" i Cross-Examination In Main's Trial Flushing, Jan, J. Hains' own story of of Wm. E. Annis on 'ttfe flo.at of the Bayside' Yacht Club will be dissect-' ed word for .word, today, "when- the story, writer again -State at- torney -for further, cross-examination. Prosecutor Darrin said today that he had only just begun to cross-examine-the defendant. Some surprises are promised. The defend- ant came into court today showing signs of weariness and a "sleepless night. GAUT HOSPITAL MATINEE. A very pleasing audience, attended the matinee at the Lyceum Theatre yesterday afternoon to witness' Toin Marks in Lord Stanley. .The box office receipts were announced from. the stage, as- seats sold at 25c., 31 seats- sold at 15c., total which amount was immediately turned .over to Mrs. H. Mewbirm, president of the Ladies' Aid Society. Mr. Brown in- tends running another benefit next month for the same purpose or any deserving charity. Murdered a Clergyman fax and sixty in other places. Port Huron, Mich., 'Jan. id to pieces, the partially burned jody of Eev. John Carmichael, fothodist minister, was found toT lay at Columbus. That died only fter a furious battle with his as- ailant is evident from the condition of his body, was all over the floor and the p'ews. In the hope of ATTACKED A DOCTOR. concealing the identity.of the. he bad slain the murderer hacked j the body to pieces with e hatchet.' Then he flung the pieces of fleeh'into _ Toronto, Jan. J. Perry was i two big stoves, built a roaring fire. toddy found guilty o! an assault on and depaned. There is so far. ho Dr. H, H. Moore-house, a prominent clue to the muiderer physician. .Perry accused the latter, Tor his motive. The man who is an of paying at-j 60 years "old, so far tendons to his _ wife, vaged 35 enemies.