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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald 9J I" ;k' VOL. IV. LITHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, GARRISON IN VERY BAD SHAPE Alligations Made By Paper Against Esquimalt NUMBER 28. London, Jan. Strathcona, having written to the Morning Post, respecting its allegations regarding the meagre garrison and the neglect- ed state of C., and calling attention to answers to Mr. Ralph Smith's questions in the Do- minion House of on Jan. 15, 1908, the Morning Post declares that Sir F. Borden's reply practically endorsed all its statements. The Morning Post notes from these an- swers the significant feature that the responsibility for under-garrisoning of I'Esquimault froin the Can- ian Militia department to the Bri- j. tish War Office, which however ia in dote with Sir Fredcr- ick Borden. The Post says': "It is in effect a communication with Sir izeu the whole direction, likely to bej taken by the development of the Pa- cific. At present the authorities are engaged in watching these devel- opments, utmost deliberation being exercised prior to definite choice of a permanent .British military, base on the- Pacific. Latterly the garrison at Hong Kong has been increased and it has appeared to careful observers as if the army council had definitely H decided to this Pacific base its PORTESSINGTON BURNED Aberdeen, B.C., Jan. sington was partially destroyed b, fire on Monday night. ,Tho CaJe donia hotel and- annex t> Bank were loss about 000; Mackenzie oad Jackson's genera RagstadtV jewelry store, contents saved, loss about 000; Mills and Co.'s drug stors. 000; photograph gallery of Japanese church and schoolroam, 000; LorensenJ's Warner's restaurant, Chinese restaurant and laundry, in- cluding, about fifteen small cottages and their contents- and part of the wharf belonging to the Skeena River Commercial Company. The loss would amount to about Windows damaged by dynamite used in checking flames, about C.RR. MAKES RATE FOR GRAIN To Be Shipped From Alberta By the Way Of the Pacific A THOUSAND BURIED IN GRAVE Impressive Ceremony At Cemetery Near Messina Winnipeg. Jan. future the Messina, Jan. roost impres- ceremony was witnessed near here today when Archbishop Darrigo made his way through the town through the ruins of the city to the :emetery at Maregrossa and blessed a grave 100 feet wide and 30 feet deep containing bodies. The ead ore piled one on top of the oth.- r and the remains have been covered qjuick lime. The prelate was ollowed to the cemetery by a large gathering of survivors whose lamen- tations mingled with the words, of the service and benedictions. Subse- quently the Archbishop walked through the ruins and blessed the military hospital, the military col- lege, the barracks and the Archbi- shop's house, considering these wreck- en on board the steamer Dun, Do Genoa. 'Yesterday currency to the amount of including the contents of_ the safe of the Sicilian- Americau Bank' were transferred to this vessel. A banker, who was one of the richest residents, lost every- thing. Yesterday ha weat to the airff-orities barefooted aud half eloth- ajid asked for a pair of shoes and an overcoat. WILL CONTEST ELECTION. Springfield, HI. Jan. the Lower House, of Legislature today L. 0. Brown, the Democraioc minority leader, made the first public an- nouncement that the Democrats will contest Governor Deneen's election. OUR NEW MEMBER. Cai idian pacific Bail-ray will ship j edifices so many cemetries. Un- base on Pacific. This may doubtless bo criticized on strategical grounds, but such, arguments do not effect the present issue.' Should the army coun cil in conference with the defence com- mittee decide ca development farther afield in. the Pacific, doubtless this decision will be arrived at in view of interests of of the Empire as a whole." The Morning Post adds that the distribution of Canadian forces does not do justice to the Canadian citi- zens on the Pacific Coast. much grain through the Pacific Coast as they can possibly manage, and in to-make this more pos- sible' the company has inaugurated a new rate on grain of 22X cents' per hundred pounds from all points in Alberta. The new rate became effec- tive two days ago, and since then1 a steady movement has been no- ticed. The company expects to der them were the remains of soldiers priests and monks. All the valuables found among the ruins are being tak- NO OPPOSITION TO DONALD McNABB A LONG SESSION Labor Candidate Elected By Ac- clamation Is D. McNABB, M.P.P.-elect for Lethbridge. Donald McNabb, of Taber, former- ly of Lethbridge, candidate' of the Labor party was elected member for Lethbridge in the Alberta Legisla- ture, at the official nomination held before R. T. Gibbons, returning of- ficer, today. The nomination papers of W. C. Ives did not make, an ap- pearance, and consequently the Lib- erals did not nominate Dr. Eivers. Mr. McN abb's nomination, paper was signed by Sidney Duncan, S. W. Tuckwell. Aid. King, Brown'Pipes, and J. M. Ritchie. The Legisla- ture convenes on the 14th. The Trades and Labor Council had a long session last night. A communication from Bandmaster Harper asking endorsatios. of the city baud in becoming strictly, Vas filed, as it was not considered any affair of the council. The proprietor of the Labor Bulle- tin offered to "sell a 'half interest in his paper, as he could not devote all his time to it. The proposition will be discussed at the next meeting. has been offered for the lot owned by the Council, north of the temple. D. McNab was present and address- ed" the meeting. He stated his posi- tion clearly arid referred to some rumors afloat in. regard to his atti- tade on certain questions. WALES Disappearance ,Qf a Prominent Young Women COMPENSATION ACT NOT WANTED S. A. EMIGRANTS. London, Jan. Lamb, of the Station. Army, said that the Army expects to send eight thousand emigrants to Canada this year. They will go as prospective workers of d, and being virtually under con- tract they win be exempt from the regulation requiring twenty-five dollars. possession of cure a large qurttity of grain through. Vancouver from now on, as this route of transportation means M sav- ing- of much time and money. When the grain was being shipped to the Philippines, Mexico and European points formerly, all this grain went to its destination points. by the eastern LIBERAL PARTY REFUSED TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE Unless Conservatives Opposed Labor Nominee Important Resolutions Passed At Convention Coal Operators and Builders Ask Government To Repeal It We beg to recommend that in -view of the short time between the Eng ine Went Into the Bay Bellingham, ,Wn., Jan. by unknown persons, who threw the switch open, locked it and put out the lantern so the engineer could not see the peril, Great Northern Ko. 972 northbound, left the track uouth- of'Beliingiioai yards at Commercial Point last night. The engine was al- most submerged in the bay, the mail car-and the baggage cars were smash ed to bits.and the smoker was derail- ed. Ths fireman was killed and two were injured. The fireman's body sank with the engine and has not Been' recovered. The engineer went under but came to the surface, struck out for a piling and'clung there until rescued by a boat. The passengers, of whom there were seventy-five, were badly shaken up but none were injur- ed. The local police and railway de- tectives unite in declaring the wreck t ohave been deliberately planned. No "yet. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. The provincial government will es- tablish a provincial laboratory at 'Calgary. J. W. Leonard, general manager of the C.P.R., at Montreal, is critically- ill of diabetis and his ultimate recov- ery is despaired of. Four hundred Sicilian steerage pas- sengers arrived at York from Naples and were stricken with grief when -'they" learned for the first time of the disaster which had befallen their relatives and friends in Messina. The Vancouver Grain and Milling Co.'s elevator was destroyed-by fire Loss j date of the bye-election and the ensuing general we do 'not deem it necessary in the pub- !ic_interests .or in the interests of A CONTEST AT COLEMAN Candidates For Town Council Financial Statement Submitted the Liberal party, to precipitate an election by placing a Liberal, can- didate in the field against the nominee of the Labor interests. We make this recommendation having in view the fact that there is no candidate in the field other than the Labor candidate. If, however, an election contest will be forced by the Conservative party placing a candidate in the field we respectfully recommend that a Lib- eral candidate be placed in the fieid, and that the convention nomi- nate a candidate. The attitude of the Liberals of Lethbridge district, gathered in con- vention here' yesterday, is expressed inxthe above resolution. They made it clear they had no desire to; bring about a contest, but were prepared to fight the battle of Liberalism if River, and from Taber_ to Grassy Lake, Bow Island and JkTedicine Hat In view of the 'rapid extension the public telephone this convetit-k- is of the opinion that "the tration of the same should" atA thand -ex-treasurer of the Province of Quebec during the time of the Plynn Government, died here this morning at 3 The body will be sent to'Montreal, Mr. Hall's former home, tomorrow night for interment., He was 57'years of age. ANOTHER HIGH IJEVEL BRIDGE Premier Kutherford announces that Wm. Whyte of the C.P.R. informed him that the C.P.R. would build the high and Strathconav bridge between Edmonton. working, for wages, but by In giving judgment for the JXS 'F.i