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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta V VOL. LETHBRIOOE, AL6ERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY II, INI. NUMBER 21. KOKSHIPPERS N BURP IN CHURCH Many Lives Lost On Sunday In Switzer- land __ Berne; "Switzerland, Jan. ing divine service, an ancient .church near Sion, suddenly collapsed, bury- ing the worshippers in. the ruins. -Prac tically all the members of the congre- gation were killed or injured., The wildest panic prevailed, those who es- caped rushing through the fields shout ing, that an earthquake had overtaken the village. Other villagers joined in the "outcry and were with difficulty calmed. After an huiir's exertion, the fire-company of the place extri- cated forty corpses but it is believ- ed that there are still a number, un- der the timbers. Sixty persons were 1" badly injured. The collapse of the was caused by the' time-worn pillars in the underground crypt giv- ing- way. j A Lethbridge ft. "Runey, and have ar- rived here from Minneapolis to take up their residence, Mr. Raney will be local manager of the Pioneer Lum ber Co., which is taking over iness of the Enterprise Lumber Co, Mr. Raney has hod an extensive ex- perience in the-lumber business. For three years he was travelling auditor ior the Imperial Lumber Co. of Min- neapolis, Prior to his connection with that he was manag- er of retail yards throughout the state. Mr. Raney is a native of Pjrescott, Ont. With Mr. Raney, has come G. I., Nelson, oi Pierre, 3. D., and Mrs." Nelson. Mr. Nelson will be attached" to theJocal office. C. general manager of the Pioneer. Lumber Co., will arrive in the city- at the end of the week to take up his new duties. LOIS OF CADS NO MORE WHEAT NEW UNE OF CP.R. HEADS FOR HERE Won't Be Long Until Weyburn Branch Is Built .v TEACHER'S 'BRAVE DEED. Saved School Children from Death by Asphyxiation. Pottsvjlle, Pa., Jan. "pupils of the Mount Carbon school, south of Pottsville, and their teacher. Miss Laura Deisher, were overcome by coal gas today caused by a Jeaky stovepipe, and it was only through the prompt action of the young wo- man-that the 'lives of her'charges were saved. Noticing several of the children falling asleep and herself becoming stnpified, -Miss Deisher quickly comprehended the cause. She picked four, of the children and carried 'them outside, and on return- ing for a- fifth childv she was herself and .fell unconscious. Several women living in the neigh- borhood -saw the .four ones ly- in. -.the. school "house porch, and upon ".investigation found the entire school of 35 children in comatose state. .Physicians were summoned from Pottsville, and succeeded in recnsitating them after considerable) trouble. Statement Ot General Man- ager Bury Of the C. P. R. 'CAT KEPT HER BACK. Magara Jan. coming from JNew York city to see friends ,in Hamilton, Mrs. Martin Sclosher gave up the trip yesterdaj after reaching city- because re- striction of cattle embargo prohibit- ed bringing.-her pet Angora cat, valued at into Canada. VICTORIAS WON. Montreal, Jan. the first match in. the Intel-provincial Hockey League at the 'Arena last night, the Victorias of defeated the Cliffside team, of Ottawa, by-15 to 12. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS, The C.P.K. has cut off the half farc rates for clergymen in the west. Poor ly paid missionaries may still enjoy the privilege. Last year per- mits to ministers were issued. _the, government will stand by-the labor .legislation session, arid will not permit the Work man's. Compensation Act to be'amend ecC except wherein it can be shown beyond question to work aixjnjusticc on the' employer of labor, is the only -conclusion ;that can be drawn from the conference between a deputation of employers and three members of the. provincial government last week. Alex. Hose, the Toronto from jail there and ar- 'rested last week in the southeastern States, was sentenced to life impris- onment. y .The license reduction "campaign in Toronto, cost the temperance people A. E. Thompson, C. R. agent -at Calgary, Jan. here .last week General Manager Bury, of the C.P.E., asked as 'to the alleged delay in shipping the grain from Alberta, said that "he wished to be pardoned for saying that the .Cana'clian Pacific JSailway appeared to be tlife only one which had sufficient faith in the possibilities of Alberta to provide for the grain crop. He .was sorry it had not moved faster, but .the striction. placed on the loading of cars by legislation" and the lack of space, no "doubt due to the lack Government building ele- vators, was the cause. He pointed out that, while at the present time the company" had three west oi'the Lakes available "for grain'traffic, even now the grain was not "moving as fast as it should from Alberta. If there were more elevators in Alberta and a' greater proportion of grain loaded through them, instead of over ilie platforms, more cars could be loaded at each station. Asked as to the rumor that the company contemplates building shops in Alberta, he said that within a few years the growth of the country would no doubt demand that the company build shops at some point in Alberta! as large as Winnipeg, where fifteen hundred highly paid men are em ployed, but the poinfat which these shops would be built had not yet Winnipeg, the new lioes which will be built by the C P. E. this year, one most certain t ably ever happened in the history of railway construction in this coun- try, may be attributed to the excep- tionally cold weather which has been prevailing. Just outside the house awaiting to be thawed out were piled, twenty boxes of dynamite, which, being well frozen, failed to go off. A quarter of a mile from camp, in which two hundred men are quarter- ed, a-- piece the debris from the wreck was flung almost .into the -where the men were having supper at the time. Had the other twenty -boxes gone oft the results -'would have 'been.'terrible. PAY FOR THE, PARSONS. i, i _s_! A Militia Order of to Cltrfymtn. Ottawa, Jan. -Militia orders con- the It is 'a notification tha when the attendance of troopa at'th services 'of any denomination is con sidered by the officer. commanding a station to be necessary, the clergj on recoiTunendation of -that offi cer, may be paid at the rate of per annum for 'each] officer, non-com missioned arid, private of th permanent force professing member of the denomination" to whic the clergyman -belongs. This rat shall be in full payment of necessary pew accommodation! and in consk eration of of all clerics duties. The order applies to both Protestant and Eoman Catholic cler CARMICHAEL FIND PEOPLE All VEIN THE RUINS Work Of Rescue Pro- ceeds In Earthquake Region WA_NT DOWER RIGHTS, Regiua, Sask., Jan. deputa- tion from a Women's Christian Tem- perance Union and_from the National Council of Women, met members of the Government today, and asked that rights of dower be extended to women of Saskatchewan, and that an Act embodying the principle be pass- ed. The Government promised early consideration of the request. Man From States Carried a Gun Messina, Jan. body of Madame Ogston, wife of the British Jonsul at Messina, who with her daughter made her escape from the ruins, was found today. The -British Consul is reported from Palermo as recovering from his injuries, and will probably be able to be removed to in the next few days. The living are still being taken from the uins. A party rescued an old man. Their attention was" attracted the lace where he was lying, by the whining of a dog.. They; suc- eeded in removing a great quantity f debris, and there came upon the og's master, alive but unconscious. Jan, ior' buried' victims of Italy's great, earth quake continues, and is frequentl} rewarded with the rescue of living Yesterday noon a man named Benzja who had spent 14 days without fooc locked in the ruins of his home, -wa taken out unconscious and. rescued He had been caught in a kind o straight jacket formed by the debris and unable to oompellec to watch the lingering death of his wile and four children. Saturday a married couple were removed from a natural tomb to only live a few Their imprisonment had last- ed 13 days. On Saturday a terrific tempest com- menced by a earthquake shock-, arose causing a number of fresh collapses in the ruined city, and spreading neisr terror among ihe_ survivors___ Most of the people in Messina -were camped under tents and huts, anc nearly these were destroyed by the wind and blinding rain. Over sixty feet of the landing quay in the harbor was swept away, carryisg cff a large quantity of provisions stored, there several horses. TWO sol- diers narrowly escaped death near Giarre, where' an immense fissure opened. It was 650 feet long, 3 feet wide and 65 feet has been styled by the people "The mouth of mimg LIFE Religion In the Schools Admitted Committing Dastardly Murder In Michigan Carthage, His., Jan. John Carmichael attempted to commit suicide- here today at the home of his sister, Mrs." Miranda Hughes. He left a letter to the sher- iff at Port Huron, near which the murder of Gideon Browning was per- petrated, asking htm to come and get the body, Carmichael cut his throat from ear to ear. Doctors are at- tempting to restore him to conscious- ness, but the wound is thought to "be fatal. Carmichael, in his letter, admitted his -identity, and declared that ,he killed Browning and cut up the body while under the hypnotic influence of ais wife, Carmichael was arrested last night on a charge of murdering Gideon Browning at Battle Run. died at noon. Red Deer, Jan. .C. W. G Afoore asked the School Board here that he might give religious instruc tion to the. children of the Church o England'twice a week, half an hour before school closing, as provided for by the statutes. The chairman was disposed to think the petition for religious teaching should' come from the parents. So far "as tne majority of the board ex- pressed themselves, they saw diffi- culties' in the way of granting the petition, in'view of what they con- sidered the1 attitude of the majority of the ratepayers towards religious instruction in the schools. It was finally decided to invite Mr. Moore to meet'the board at-its'next'regular meeting in .February concerning the subject matter of his letter. MEDICINE HAT HAS LOTS OF GAS Two Wells Producing the Usual A DARK MONTREAL. Montreal, Jan. -Montreal Heat, Light and Power Co. today lotified the city authorities that un- ess some sort of an arrangement was eached by January 15 the street ights would be turned out on that ate. ig Supply Of Gas AN EXPLOSION VANCOUVER MAN'S ARREST. Vancouver, Jan. Miller, ormerly jailer at the Vancouver po- ce station, and now proprietor of le Turkish baths on Granville St., as arrested today on a charge of perating a disorderly resort.. (From Our Own Correspondent.) Medicine Jan. ar- riving here we heard jnany rumors atiout the gas supply' at Medicine Hat. But upon due investigation we find that the gas supply w is as inex- haustible ever, "Upon internee- ing the Board of Trade we. were h'anded the following statement, with leave to publish "One of our "prominent citizens was somewhat surprised at'receiving an An Awful Disaster In Coal Mine In Illinois Duquesne, Ills., Jan. disag- trous gas explosion, in which 25 men' lives, occurred today in Joseph, Leiter's famous colliery' at Zeilgler. A spark from a, trolley-pole of an electric motor coming in con- tact with a pocket' of 'gas is giyen, as the cause of Joseph Leiter personally- conducted ;he first relief party that descended nto- the, mine to recover the- The lone survivor of the explosion was an -Italian who escaped unharmed. ,An who had been experi- menting "with the- gas in 'the .mines ,t Zeigler, left on Wednesday confi-., ent that he had placed safe condition to be men entombed were engaged in-deal- ing- away the debris caused'by the recent fires m the'-wsJine, ana it, was, expected, that operations .would 'be, resume's in a week after; suspension. Duquesne, Jan." recovery of additional bodies during the night it is all the-vic- tims of the Sunday in the "Leiter coal mine in Zeigler have been accounted for.. Four of ,the vic- tims are negroes, four axe Ameri- and thirteen are foreigners." Efforts to cause of the explosion" "in progress, but tKus far 'few "theories ,agree! is gazetted as inspector of gas ,1 Tho election, of officers for the ..electricity forvthe Vancouver district.-J cnsuing year WM hcia, resulting as Muclr -anxiety is felt among -the-'f0nows: trs. JtfcClure, President; Mrs. John Hay- 1 Mrs. Conniboar, Vice President, Mrs. ward, of Montreal. The last word secret" Kirk? from them came .from Sicily orr treasurer; Mrs. Johnston, cor- cember 34th. responding secretary. The February .Virden place to-'noting will take place nt the-home -of Mrs. Columbus of..North Dakota, imagined that in coming to Leth- bridge to hunt land he must be well prepared against any hostile attacks made by the-people of the West. So that he might feel more safe he plac- ed in his hip a 33-calibre Smith and Weston revolver (about the size of a stunted loaded in 'five chambers, the bullets being fully of on inch long. Lean- ing over the bar of one of the hotels this dainty toy became visible, much to the pain of Peter Van Home, who advised .Columbus that the horizon of the law loomed large in his vi- cinity, and that the dropping off place 'would coine soon; Constable Eddy then appeared on :he scene and took the gun, along with its owner, into a place -.of'safety. Being brought up at the Police Court prisoner admitted that he was the Jan. balmy wea- ther which has prevailed for the past two on, three clays has been a great blessing, making" it possible for the troops and survivors of the earth- quake" to live more or'less comfort- ably in the open. Occasionally there are earth shocks, but the "people be- come The more severe shocks on Friday brought down many broken walls in Messina. General Mazzea has adopted string- ent measures in order to protect the people and property having estab- lished a police belt around the city, and ordered that any person, found excavating without a permit shall be shot. General Mazzea's command extends to both" sides .of the straits. In an interview he said that some semblance of order wr.s at last being re-established. The work is now systematized, and the situation, he believed, is well in "hand. question "of the ultimate' rebuilding of Messina." he said, "belongs to the political authorities; it does not concern me. My principal energies are concentrated with those of the authorities at Reggio in getting out the remainder of the wounded, bury- ing the dead and disinfecting the ruins in order to prevent the sproad of-sickness." Under different disguises .many thieves were going about and coin- Miners Confer With Operators F. H. Sherman, president of the United .Mine- Workers." is in "the city -today. Tomorrow a conference "will be held here between the executive of the Mine Workers and 'the" Oper- The representatives are'J. D. Hurd, Fernie; Lewis Stockett, Bank- head- and Win! McNeil. Can- more, for -the operators, and P. H. Sherman, Taber; Carter, Wm. Graham, Colemau, for the miners. It is understood, that this conference will be merely occupied in preparing a-1 program and. place of meeting for the conference on the 31st of March, Tfhen new "con- tracts will be draivn up. Mr. -vrfeat- the old could gather, is not inclined to think" there will be any "serious dif- ferences. Present appearances indi- cate that an amicable arrangement will be reached. The A. K. and 1. Co. agreement- will be considered on this occasion. enquiry on Wednesday from Leth- 3" Ross, an "uncle of" Mr: Thomas Cross LEFT ESTATE WORTH; Jan.; Hugh bridge, asking if it was true, that the natural gas" in7 Medicine Hat was out.v'' After making- careful 'enquiries the" following reply was sent to the .Lethbridge Two wells -producing the usual supply of IX million feet per day, and as soon as the new well is connected this will be increased by another million feet.' The city engineer made a test of The annual meeting -of 'the United Mine Workers of this district will be held here on Feb. 3. Mr. Sherman that there is a keen demand for coal just now, but some of the -mines are crippled on account of the compressors' being put out of commission during the cold .spell. Saskatchewan stock Breeders re- fused to endorse nomination of An- drew Graham, of Pomeroy, Man., for the vacancy on railway commission. Activity At Esquimalt Vancouver, B. C., Jan'. nalt, to judge by present indications, vlll be once more, the base of a strong British squadron, and Capt. J. P. H. commander of H.M. S. Egria, has received instructions one-of the gas. wells, and found the output equivalent to what it was when it was first drilled. About 250 services were added to the system this summer. A new w-ell will be completed in a few_weeks; The mains now being installed are of larger size. observations ot the situa- tion lead to the following con- Hat is suffering the inconvenience resulting from growtiu_The demands, upon the gas more than the ca- pacity mains and wells under' the "present system. But the im- provements under construction will soon remedy this. By supply we mean rather the transportation from the reservoir in the "basement of the Hat" to the lamps and burners throughout the city. There is no doubt that the supply in the base- ment is as large as ever. This is shown by the fact that the lamps of the C.P.R. are as good as ever be- cause supplied from another system of transportation- from that of- the city. But that of the city will be as good as ever when the improvements are completed. The following facts were observed: hotels, barber shops, restsfur- ants, pool rooms and the stores are lighted and heated by gas, and are quite comfortable even though there is sleighing and the weather is a trifle frosty.. But on Sunday morn- ing there was no service in the Pres- byterian church because the building and Miss" this" who died in California some''time ago. left an estate :valued "at he "made from in- vestments in real estate. Nothing definite, has been heard" re the'large v" fortune, but it is presumed that his relatives here will come in Jor a large share of 'thev estate.'" He the great uncle of T3bn.- C.lW.' CroW Attorney-general of Alberta? _'_ _ COLD WATER DEMANDS.; Toronto, Jan. pie will ask the-Ontario Government for a body of one hea'd to. enforce as? well as criminal laws.t Brewers 'and dis- tillers to be prohibited from" selling- to 'private-parties- li- cense for sale -liker.other dealers. Kepeal of three-fifths clause. Bars closed on i day and- SPEAKER Quebec, Jan. Mr. has been made'speaker-of-the Legis- lature. He will be succeeded ,in the''" Cabinet by J. L. Became; of Hoche- TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Fred the English, Vofes- sionol runner, won the 12-mile relay race at Square Gardens, New York, Saturday defeating-a "relay of three men 'who ran four miles -each. His time was one hour. 57 seconds. After an illness'lasting almost, thir- ty'years, the death or' Mrs. Anna was too cold owing to a defect in the piping or in the meter. In the Methodist church it was much warmer, though the congrega- tion had to meet in the basement of the church. Besides, in the rooms" of the Young Men's Club, they 'are having difficulty in keeping" their bathroom'- warm. Some private houses are quite warm and comfort- able, while others on a different street have some difficulty, and are Ekestrom, occurred'-aJbtKenora, -aged uringp 'all' the years deceased has been laid up in bed with rheum- atic troubles., Star City -hotel at Star City, rom the Admiralty to carry out ex- wood Qr CQal to owner of the weapon, and was told j mining robbery on every hand. Sani- that until he quitted the town this length of hose pipe would remain the property of the police, but that he could regain his liberty by paying a fine of and costs. tary conditions have been greatly improved, and it is now believed that there is little danger of the 'spread of the disease, disinfections having used liberally. tensive repairs and improvements at the naval dock yard there These will be carried out at once under Captain Parry's direction. Jfaval wharves and ships will be. rebuilt and exten- sive alteration in the naval hospital will be undertaken. -It is regarded as being certain that the Imperial government nas abandoned the idea of handing the station over to the Dominion ,but will reestablish n very strong naval T. E, Oakley, for many years "chief clerk at the'C.P.R. here, canie to the city on Saturday from his home in is staying for tt day or so visiting old friends. fuel, while others use coal oil stoves if needed. In some cases .citi- zens have secured permission to re- move the defective meters, and so improved the service. Others are changing their piping to a larger size. The city authorities arc mak- ing other extensive improvements, which will remove all of the slightest discomfort. In the ,meantime the city have turned out nv.ost