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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily VOL. LETHBRIDOE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1909- .NUMBER 24. H.FLEETWOOD AGAIN MADE CHAIRMAN He Will Preside Over School Board Affairs The first meeting of the school board for 1909 was held in the -Prin- cipal's room at the Central school .laat evening. There was a full board except for the absence of O. D. Austin, who is on leave of -absence.. The first motion was put by G. Johnson, who ihoved that Mr. Fleet- wood be chairman of the Board for the coming year, which motion was unanimously carried. J. H. Fleetwood then took the chair, thereby signifying his willing- ness to accept the position, upon which Dr. Stewart then handed in a resolution that the board appoint C. B. Bowman to be Secretary-Treasur- er at the same salary as in the for- mer yearr This was carried. It was' then iiioved that the School Board meetings be held on every last Tues- day in the month. After some little discussion Tuesday was considered to be the best night on which to hold the meetings and -so-.the motion was passed without a dissenting voice. The .question of.the formation of the various committees was then dis- cussed when it was unanimously ag- reed that the committees .should re- main as they arc at present, each to remain in office under the same chairman- The question of the engagement of a teaching staff was next brought to the attention of the board, when a resolution was made by" Dr. Stewart who moved "That all teachers be re- engaged at salaries provided for by the schedule." This -was at once voted upon, all being in favor. Mo- tion was carried. FINANCIAL REPORT Mr. Bowman then read the financial report, .explaining the reasons for dif- ferent outlays and answering the members of the board the figures by means of A resolution reading "That-financial report as pre- sented by the Secretary-Tteasurer be adopted." The chairman put this motion to the meeting, when all be- ing in favor of its" adoption, motion was carried. Dr. Stewart then addressed the chair, reminding Mr. Fleetwood that the constitution declared the seat of a member vacant" after three succes- sive meetings not being attended. He had heard .that 0. D. Austin would not return from the east until the end of Februaiy and he asked, if it would not be in order to grant Mr. Austin leave of absence for two months so as to obviate the necessity of filling the seat, which they did not wish to do. This was then put to the vote of" board. "That 0. D. Austin be granted leave of absence for months." Carried. DELEGATES NAMED A communication from the Associa- tion of School Trustees was read by the Secretary Treasurer advising that their annual conference would beheld at Strathcona and asking that dele- gates_be appointed to represent Leth- bridge. Great interest was manifest- ed in the discussion following the reading of this letter for this new -movement received its birth at the pen-point of J. H. Fleetwood, .the present chairman who ever since its inception has allied himself closely to this work, keeping himself well post- ed in the manner in which other boards are directed; thus the knpw- ledge grained in up-to-date methods through the experience of similar bo- dies has been invaluable to our board Mr. Fleetwood is the acknowledged Father of this important association: It was moved "That the conimunica tion from the Association be placed on the fyle, and that Mr. Fleetwood and Dr. Galbraith be the board's rep resentatives in the event of Dr. Gal- braith not being able to attend. Dr. bo asked to go." This was carried. INVITED TO LETHBRTDGE At this point G. H. Johnson start- ed an interesting, conversation regard ing the place of meeting for the as- sociation conference for the year 1910 which ended in a motion being carried to the effect "That the dele- gates of the school hoard be author- ized to request the Association to meet here (Lethbr.idge) next and it is hoped and confidently expect ed that this will be the cose, and as was suggested this will bring to the city n number of influential persons who will get to learn of our" city'9 interior. The question of furniture and blinds referred from the last meeting was then taken up and the chairman call- ed for u report from the supply com- mittee which however was aot forth- coming on' account of that committee not being in possession of the exact figures, and it was also pointed" out' that the question, of the double blind system 'was not -decided upon at last meeting .and so quotations could "not be called for obtaining figures. The merits of the system were again pointed out' to the board by Principal Hamilton, who covered the ground in -a most complete and ,con- vincing manner, stating that good light was certainly necessary, and that is what the trustees had given them in the new school but that good Jight did not consist in having a bril- liant" light- always but that good lights consisted- of a well regu- lated light which could only be prop- erly regulated by the bpuble blinds. Nothing definite was done in this regard and after some time it was decided to call a special meeting to receive reports from the supply com- mittee and A motion to adjourn was then p into effect by the dispersing of the board until Tuesday evening, .fanuary ;L2 at S p. m. SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLAR FIRE HITS TOWN OF TABER TILLMAN ON THE GRIDDLE Roosevelt Makes Serious Charges Against Fiery Senator Washington, Jan.. Roosevelt made public' the details of an. investigation by post office in- spector? and secret service agents, of Senator Tillman.'s connection with an alleged "land grab" in Oregon. As he presented evidence to Senator Hale, in response to the latter's re- quest to the head of the various Executive departments for a state- ment ol the 'operations of the secret sen-ice, the President undertakes to show "That Mr. Tillman used his influence as a Senator in an effort to force the Government to compel a railroad corporation, to relinquish its control of land grants from the ed States in order that "he" and' liis family and his secretary might pro- fit through the purchase of some of the.land. That the Senator used his; Government franking in numerous -instances for the conduct of private business." Comparatively few Senators were- favored with the opportunity of read- ing the President's report to Senator Hale, but tho.se who did read the report took a serious view of it, al- though most of ;'the Senators refused to believe that Mr. Tillman had ever done anything in violation of his oath as a Senator. Feared At One Time That Whole Place Might Be Wiped Out Flames Confined To Two Blocks stone block adjacent. The tenants of the Douglas Block, were the Postof- fice, and on Eastern R. P. (Prom our own Reporter.) Taber, "Jan. town thought the destruction, of its business section was certain at 8'oclock last night, when a fire, which began in the base- ment of the Taber Trading Co.'s store promised to wipe out that part of this Thriving town. Fate and the magnificent work of the men. of the town ruled otherwise and the fire was confined to the Ta- ber Trading Co. and the Douglas stone block. The fire originated in the basement of the Trading Co. store and the cause is believed to have been ov- erheated furnace. The alarm was sounded about eight o'clock by some children who espied the flames in the basements Soon the town's fire equip- ment and a big crowd were on hand but the engines would not work sat- isfactorily and by the time the volun- teers were thoroughly organized, the Douglas Block, which was "looked up- on as fireproof.'had taken fire and all efforts were directed towards pre- venting the flames spreading to other buildings. men used the chemi- cal hose for a time and then formed V" I fire zone with ropes, a bticket brigade hauling the pails Townships Block, 'Wallace, barrister, the 'ground floor, Knights of Pythias, and Monarch. Coal Co., on" the second floor. Nearly every article of value, including the 'safe'.and all letters were removed from the postoffice. Mr. Wallace saved practically all his valuable 'papers and furniture. It is feared that the Eastern Townships Bank vault is not going to safeguard its contents as this morning smoke is escaping from it. Mr. Douglas js practically the only loser, as he is not only the owner of the-two buildings .but the Taber .Trad ing Co. as 'well. He estimates.his loss at with Insurance at .When seen by the. Herald "Mx. Douglas-intimated that he-would likely- build 'in the spring if he found the contents oi his safe in good con- dition so that he could have his 'in- surance adjusted without delay. The Chinese laundry. Miller's real ostate office and Hammer's real es-i water by means of a rope to thereof of adjacent buildings. The rocf of the Douglas Block was forced in so as to confine the fire within the stone walls and that precaution had con- siderable to do with the staying of the flames progress. All the merchants in the blocks ad- joining, Potter-Taylor Co., Campbell and Anderson, Westlake Bros, and R- P. Wallace, barrister, succeeded in re- moving their stocks, safes and val- uables. Fortunately 'the fire did not spread to the buildings they occupied. The Douglas Block and the Taber Trading Co.'s store were completely destroyed, the latter with all its con- tents. The Taber Trading Co.'s store was a frame building and "was the property of W. W. Douglas, may- or .of the town, who also owned the An attempt was made to get a hose attached to a C.P.R. engine but it was found that the hose was not long enough. If the water carriers had not ceas- ed work for the day the fire might have been confined to the Trading it was1 the absence of water that, allowed the flames to gain such rapid headway. The electric light system was put out" of business owing .to the wires being cut off on account of the fire, Mr. Douglas owns two other build- ings and he will be open for business again on Monday. The postoffice. opened -up noon in one of the sample rooms of the Palace Hotel. E. A. Cunningham came down from Lethbridge on the flyer this morning, fearing that the Rogers-Cunningham lumber yard might be in danger oi destruction. Some pilfering is reported to taken place during the fire and one arrest was made. At 9.45 last night a message was brought to the Council Chamber, where the Council was in, session. It was from Taber, and contained the alarming intelligence that that town waV" burning, and was in great dan- ger. It asked the city to send the fire engine, hose wagon, firemen and "policemen. Immediately Chief Fow- ler and Supt. Wilson, of the Mount- ed Police force, were phoned. In- side of ten minutes the "drivers had their wagons outside and several fire- men had come. The news spread rapidly over the city, and in a short time quite a .crowd had gathered at the station. By ten o'clock a crew had made up a train, .and the proposition of get- ting the big fire engine loaded con- fronted the brigade. .After some little delay the engine was gotten up to the top of the planks by means of block and tackle. At this critical stage all the slack was pulled in, and another delay proved too great a strain on the rope, and it broke. Everybody gave the engine a clear man by u very narrow down it came. j The planks were planed on one side, and this, with the snow on them, made them quite slippery. While the front of the engine was not yet to the ground it slipped'off the planks, -and the, fall' broke the front axle. More material had to be se- cured, and the axle chained up. Then the derrick was brought from the yards, and then taken back REBUKED ROOftcVELT. House of Wouldn Stand'for Washington, Jan. having made him the all. day foi criticism with here and there words- of House of Re- presentatives tonight, by a vote of 212 to 35, rebuked President Roose- velt by tabling so much of his, mes- sage -as reflected on members of Congress in connection with his, re- commendations regarding ihe secret service detectives, and also'declaring it to be the of the House thai they shall decline to consider any communication from any source which is not in its own judgment re- spectful. So great was the interest in the proceedings that many Sena- tors came over to the House and sa for several hours. SUGAR CANE PAPER. Winsted, Conn., Jen. pulp has been produced from sugai cane at the mill of a local company, according to the foreman in charge there. MCDONALD WAS TURNED DOWN Secretary Of U. M. W. Of A. Failed To Be Re- elected being suitable. The Bridge Company's steam der- rick "was "then sent forjr "But this few minutes" after 12 message came stating, that the fire was unJer control, and that no help was required: TENDERS FOR WATER DELIVERY UNWILLING TO REOPEN CONTRACT City Council's Decision IB Regard To Gas Weil The City Council held a special meeting last night to consider the re- quest of the Electric Light Co. for a six months' extension of time on the contract to drill for. gas-. Aid. Hatch. Adams. Hutton and King were "pres- ent. The hole has been drilled cto a depth of When the foot level is reached the city has to pay and at the level in addition to per foot for drilling. The hole as it stands has cost the city The city owns half the. pipe. After a little discussion the Coun- cil decided that if the company did any further drilling it would have to be under a new contract, although oome of the members hated to see thftv hole abandoned." A resolution was passed to the effect that the Council will not reopen or consider the contract of March 5th, 1908. with Electric Light Company. IS THERE A DEAL ON? Ottawa, Jan. fact that D. D. Mann, of the Canadian Northern Railway, and, Alex. Johnstone, ex- M.P. for Cape Breton, together saw the Minister of Railways today, the talk concerning the sale of the In- tercolonial to a private company, but the. non-committal attitude of the Hon. Geo. P... Graham, assumed si n ce the rumors appeared, is still the Patrick Fernaud, who was held on a manslaughter at Mont- real'in, connection with the death of Andrew Fox, commercial traveller, of Toronto, was acquitted. At- last night's meeting of the City Council a letter was read from F. Hopkins giving one month's notice to cancel the contract for supplying the North Ward and those parts of the city without the water works system with water: Mr. Hopkins stated that there were difficulties to contend with during the cold-'weather. but that the A. E. HUMPHRIES IS PRESIDENT Weil-Known Lethbridge Man Elected To An Important Position MAIL ALARMED ABOUT CANADA A E. Humphries of Lethbridge, has chief cause of complaint was an agi-j been elected president of'the Alberta tation to secure a water main in the I Fairs Association. Mr. Humphries North Ward. The letter was not ..at all compli- mentary to Mr- Harrison, ,who laid a jwmpjaint. before the Council at their last meeting. Mr. Hopkins said he had nothing to do with him, and that the house he is supposed to "be referring to has not paid for water for two months. The cnief complaint, is from those who are behind in their, rates. x Mr. Hopkins" suggested that the city take over the management of the carrier system. However, the Council could not see its way clear to adopt this sugges- tion, and are advertising for tenders for the privilege of selling water in those parts of the city where' the water works are not installed. Ten- ders close at 8 p.m.. January 18th.' The Council had just. considered one amendment to the charter when a message was received from Taber stating that the town was on fire and asking for help, and action was taken to send help without a moment's hesitation. has always taken an active -interest in Agriculture, and he will make a, most worthy head of this important body. 'S. M- Woolf was chosen ss a. mem- ber of the Executive. The dates of the Lethbridge fair were fixed for August 10, 11 and 12- The Taber fair wilKbe held on Sept. 10, Pincher Creek Sept. 22, Magrath Sept. 23 and 24, Raymond Sept. 16 and 17, Cardston Sept. 28 and 29. .The following resolutions were Whereas, it been suggested by the superintendent of the Dominion Experimental Farm that this society visit the farms "some time during the summer; and whereas, a visit to these farms will be a matter of, education for the .be -it re- solved that this society ask the De- partment of Agriculture to assist in arranging an excursion, acd ask the railroad for a rate, and: that, this con- vention believe the railway com- pany should make a rate even below the usual excursion rate for such purpose. CALLS DOWN COMPANIES. Montreal, Jan. close of the sittings of the railway commission here, in the express rates enquiry this afternoon, was'marked by scath- ing criticism of the express com- panies' methods by Chairman Ma- bee. In fact, so severe was the chair- man'that he asked if there was any reason why the board should not im- mediately abrogate the rate and tar- iff which the express companies put into force at the beginning of this year, and put the whole business back to the standing before the new rate went into effect." The only thing that prevented this summary course. London, Jan. Daily in an. editorial, headed "America's bid for refers to the vote of the Xew York State Ch.auis.er of Commerce in favor- of reciprocity- and says: "If. such, tt treaty 'is excluded it will mean nothing less than absorp tion of Canada, by her neighbor. This would be a disaster to the British race and end all noble dreams "and aspirations wherein largest minds of our "race have indulged.'' The'Mail appeals strongly to Canadian patriot ism for though states of the "empire have waited long and "been rebuffed often, the period of suspense is fast drawing to a close. the old tariffs might, not be available, and that .so sudden a return to thorn might make a condition worse con- founding. The Fake Shows. Whereas, what has commonly been known as fake shows at our exhibi- to their detriment; therefore be it resolved that-the'ordinances be so amended as to give agricultural- so- cieties power to regulate this nuis- ance, not only on the grounds, but also'.within a radius of 300-yards from the grounds. Whereas, there appears to be a tendency to encourage too much the interest of attractions that are not. purely agriculture, to the detriment of the educational feature, we wish to express our approval of the efforts ol the Department of Agriculture to minimize this habit from the, fairs. Question of Color. Whereas, at fairs in this province some societies jise red for for second and yellow for third, while other societies reverse this order; be THE MAYOR'S TIP. Toronto, Jan. on the rumor that the anti-reductionists intended to take legal proceedings to unseat members of the City Council with a view to preventing, the pas- sage of the reduction, the Mayor them go ahead if they want us to cut 'off eighty li- censes." it therefore resolved that the province use a uniform system and adopt throughout the province red 1, blue 2, and yellow 3rd. Whereas, the Government of the Dominion of Canada are about to ap- point a railway-commissioner to fill the vacancy cauped by the death of the Hon. T, Greenway; we. the Al- berta Exhibition Society, considering the West should be represented by a Frank, Jan. Paper says: The annual election of officers of the district board of the which was held resulted in the turning down of JJLMcDonald secretary-treasurer during the past year. It is stated that the result was brought about by the refusal to count the vote of one Saskatchewan local because the returns from that local 'were a day late "in reaching headquarters. Had that vote .been counted Mr.- McDonald- would have- been re-elected -by about sixty ma- jority, .It is likely that a protest will be entered- It is sjaid that the turning down of Mr. McDonald is the result of liis refusal to, become a Socialist. That has secured the upper hand in the miners' organization and all the officers except Mr. McDonald had joined the Socialists. Because of these facts there had been friction for -some time and'Mr. McDonald's defeat was generally "regarded as foredoomed. The elected -were: F. H. Sherman and John. president and vice president, respec- tively; A. J. Carter, secretary trea- surer; members of the district board, Wm. Whitehouse, Michel John Johnson; Coleman; Jas. Boyle, Taber Dunlap, Bankhead. CLERGYMAN IS And Is Blamed; For Murder Mystery In Michigan ASK AGENT TO PAY OR RETIRE Business Men Do Not Want To Lose 1 T. Graham's Services Business circles were. .much concern- ed this morning when the news spread, abroad that this city was likely to lose the services of J. T. Graham, the most obliging and efficient agent .of. the C.P.R. in this city and the rea- son given for his removal was not of the character- to please the citizens of Lethbridge who had learned to appre- ciate and1 -value Mr. Graham. It appears that the C. P. R. had asked Mr. Graham to pay the amount taken from the safe in the C.P.R. freight; offices last July or leave the Company's service. Natur- ally" Mr. Graham refuses to pay the amount as he feels he is not re- sponsible for losses occasioned by the' The company says Mr. Graham should not have allowed such a large sum of money to remain in the safo but in explanation -.the Western man, do hereby endorse the j agent says he cannot be expected to name -of Mr. A. Graham, of Pomery, I keep tab on everything at the freight Man., for that position. Resolved, that .copies of this coii- vention be fully printed, and sent to each exhibition society. Whereas, lu certain districts, inter- est in different breeds are maintain- ed, the present one-judge system is not considered satisfactory-; we would urge that the Department of Agricul- ture supply- judges for separate breeds when requested by the society. Resolved, that the. society recom- societies to en- force the placing of winning tags on sheds and station, especially when the business here Is so heavy. A petition is being circulated and St. Clair, Mich., Jan. "j. H. Carroichael, the Methodist min- ister of Adair, Mich., 'whose dismem-' oered and burned body :it was be- lieved last night had found in the stove-of his church near Colum- "bus, is tonight thought to be alive. The authorities' of St: .Clair county- have sent descriptions of him to the police of a number of- Cana- dian cities, in the hope that a strang- er who crossed the, St. Clair river today from. -St. Clair, Mich., to Court- right, Ont., may prove to be the missing clergyman; "may be located. Indications tonight point- to, Gideon Browning, of Adair, as the victim who-lost bis life: Frank Carrier, of St. Clair, reported that early today he had been approached "by a man resembling the description of Car- who, had offered- him two take across the river to Canada.- the stranger's offer- He said after that, the stranger appeared -1 to be in a highly nervous" condition. The sup- posed, fugitive then approached the St. Clair ferry, and, is thought to iave crossed "-to .Courtright, Ont, Mrs. today in a pros- trated condition Ju It was with.. great difficulty v that, she was able to compose herself sufficiently o answer- questions put_ to her by the authorities; was able to positively, identify tEe bloody trous- ers -found in.- the Battle Ron ehoich, and oi-torn clothing re- covered as having by her vusband. The only arrest" that has been made vas that of Frank Smith, of Adair. at whose home; Gideon Browning, the'missing carpenter, boarded. He s held merely as- Jan." or not >he portions of a- human body found n the stove, of -the Methodist church at Battle night are those of he .Rev. J. H. Carmichael or Gideon Browning, a carpenter, -could not be determined today by- an -examination >f them.1 About all that developed n. the case, today was tEat Carmich- ael and Browning haye disappeared, and "all attempts by the authorities o locate them were without result. Imong the wild vrumors. that gained currency today was- one, vthat the Rev. Mr. .Carmichael had been lo- cated in -St. Thomas, "Ont. Investi- gation proved this rumor, untrue. Detroit, murder mystery" of Battle "liurT "church" aiear Columbus in St. Clair" county seemed to be no nearer solution when the county officials 'their in- vestigation today then it, was when they entered- the blood 'spattered church. Wednesday" noon and 'dragged" from the-stove'the'lumps1 of, flesh and bone that appeared' to' he the remaining fragments, of a human vic- tim. H. .Carmichael, pastor of the church Chas, Gideon Browning, the Adair carpenter, who was the minister's-neighbor have not beep seen since Tuesday. Various theories were 'adva'nced to., show that the "bones found in the-church stove belonged to one or the other of the missing "men, but none of the offered explanations seem to answer with any posativeness" or any certainty. It was-'even suggested that the red stains all over the church might not be and the gruesome pieces found in the church stove might have been taken from an ac- cessible grave yard. In support of the theorKthat the murder indications are all part of a gigantic hoax to ceitam was advanced that the miss- ing preached was known to be car- rying insurance. Port Huron, Mich.', Jan. means of two false teeth it was defin- itely established this afternoon that Gideon Browning, a carpenter of Adair village, was the man who was butchered last Tuesday evening in the little Rapid Run Methodist church, in Columbus township. With will be sent to Wm. Whyte, urging part Of mvstery which has en- shrouded the brutal crime thus clear- that Mr. Graham's services should be retained. It is being very largely signed by business men. The petition, is signed by F. W. Downer, W. A, Buchanan, McKeown Hardware Co.. Jlydc