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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta iT .53! VOL. ff I WV 99 ft The Lethbndge Daily Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 NUMBER tt. N. HE WAS UNDER A HYPNOTIC SPELL Confession Made the Michigan Minister By Carthage, 111., Jan. J. Carmichael, before suiciding- today, made a complete confession of the murder of Gideon Browning, near Port Huron, Mich., in letters to sev- eral people. The preacher- left the sheriff at Adair, Mich., giving details of the murder, the dismembering and incineraticn. of Browning and attrib- uted the act to self defence and moral cowardice becaase of the hypnotic in- fluences which Browning, an illiterate carpenter, held over him. While the confession of the clergyman is long, and on some points minute, it leaves many questions in regard to the tra- gedy unsolved. Admitting -that the statements- of the murderer are' true, some parts of the letter tend to cause the impression, that the .confession is really the production, of an unsound mind. The preacher does not explain how he and Browning- came to go to the Rattle Run church, or why both seem ed bent on keeping their presence se- cret, except to say that Browning wanted the minister to officiate at Browning's wedding that night. CANADA GETS ESQUIMAUUT. London, Jan. 12.-The Imperial go- vernment will transfer Esquimau.to Canada, the programme for its cle-j fence being carried out by the Domin itn. as arranged with the home authoi ities. EDMONTQN WON. Winnipeg, Jan. grip of the Maple Leafs on the Fit Re- form trophy, emblematic of the hock- ey championship of the West, wa somewhat loosened tonight, when the Edmonton 'hockey team proved A vic- torious in the first game of the oup series by a score of 13 to 5. It wag a most decisive win for 'the West- erners. DORANDO WON. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. first professional Marathon race ever held here was run tonight between Do- rando Pictrie and Percy Smallwood. The latter had done most of his training for' the contest in this city. Dorando won the match in 2 hours 44 minute? 32 2-5 seconds, ten sec7 ondp slower than the world's record. GLOBE OFFERS ADVICE TO ALBERTA BIG BUSINESS DEAL CLOSED IN CITY Citizens Lumber Co. Buy Out E. Adams' Yard One of the biggest business deals of past year was put through on Saturday., when the Citizens' Lumber Company purchased the lumber busi- ness of E. Adams, with the complete stock of lumber and building ma- terials. The Citizens' Lumber Company are not strangers to Southern Alberta, having, previously to-acquiring Mr. Adams' established yards at LEAGUE GAME ENDED A TIE Exciting Hockey Match Be- tween Lclkbridgc and Macleod The hockey game last night at the city rink between Macleod and Leth- bridge, resulted in. a tie. Score the full time the score stood and after a rest of five minutes five minutes extra time .each way was agreed upon, but neither team scored. Another live minutes each way vas played and both sides scored one apiece, and again they went at it for Does Not Approve Of Proposed Railway Policy Toronto, Jan. Globe says Alberta and Saskatchewan, following the example of "Manitoba; are will ing to the bonds of the Canadian Northern for mile in order to get a lot of loca roads. The Canadian Northern wil thus pay the interest and own the road. One would expect this methoc might be improved, roads cost less than These western a mile to build. are" several thing! these provinces could do that might for themselves: the roads and run it. them- selves, like Ontario. 2. Build' it themselves and retain the ownership, but let the railway run trains over it on condition that they pay interest on bonds, and col- lect only state approved charges. This would leave the-province free to assume the roads at anv time and the same length of time, but without them to competition-Jhe method of management. They results, neither team, scoring. jMac- leod then threw up their hands, de- claring- they had had enough and s wanted to come to an agreement for tie to be played off at a future jta.te.-s But the seven were to continue, 'rhey "considered they had Macleod run to a finish and could beat them with a few minutes more play. Lethbridge wanted to play" until the first was'made which would decide the victors but Macleod refused to come through and Lethbridge laid claini to the-game. It, is. questionable, however, if their claim will stand good: The game "was a hot and slashing one which could scientific but to hardly be termed The paper advises asking the Grand Trunk, Canadian Pacific, or anyone, what they would do the work for, nnd get lowest terms. Russian Generals Ask For Pardon St. Petersburg, Jan. Stoessel, Bear Admiral Nebogatonf, and several other of the prisoners of high rank now in the Portress of St. Peter and St. Paul, have applied for pardon or commutation, of their proved intensely interesting. Slauy of-the players ,gave themselves up with a reckless abandon and indulged in scrappy work which-but for a very lenient -referee, might have been se- "verely penalized. At that more than s man .was told to go to the fence T; for a short stay. Atthe 'beginning Macleod scored three goals right off the reel. Loth- bridge made one and Macleod another Tpien it was nip "and tuck to the fin- iflh. ,V NOTES OF THE GAME The lights were poor and the goal keepers were handicapped and not able to put up their best game. Hen- and Macdonald did good work however. Lethbridge forwards. Taylor, Eob inson, Stewart and McGillis were busy all the time and kept the Mac- leod defence on the jump. Dick Robson says he feels as if he had been threshing machine Macleod boys went at him two at a time. -Winkler aucl Mavcety, point and co- ver, ran the gauntlet with extreme skill on several occasions. They know the game and have the weight. Their opponents 'generally look twice before tackling. The renowned "Spud" .Vlurphy did excellent .work for Macleod at cowr point. He shoots with great force 'v and precision. .McOillis excited the admiration of the with his wonderful skill playing rover. -His reputation with the Montreal Vies is being truly uphold. Taylor broke his skate early in'the game but continued to play as if no- thing had happened. the spectators it j sentences. Isio iaken. General action has Stoessel was been sen- tenced to death by a court martial in St. Petersburg f or __ surrendering Port Arthur to the Japanese, and this sen- tence was commuted by Emperor Nicholas to ten years' imprisonment. Rear Admiral Nebogatofl is serving a like sentence for surrendering to the Japanese in the Sea of Japan. six points. The management have :very confidence in the future of Southern Alberta, which is shown by the fact that they continue 'to invest pital hero. In the course of a iew months the company will have es- tablished yards in at least a dozen Southern-- Alberta" "Already yards? have been opened at Warner; Milk River, Iivine, Grassy Lake, and Winnifred. Bow Island and Leth- bridge were added to the list this" week. The headquarters of the com- pany are at St. Paul at present; and they have yards throughout the' Da- kotas. However, these are being and the capital is being brought to Alberta. E. A. KcnS-ntz, St. is president and treasurer of the com- pany; P. "W. "Ward, a banker -at Waseca, Minn., is vice-president. G, J. Hausch, who has been in the city and district for the past week, and who will erect a residence and bring j his family here in the spring to re- side permanently, is general mana- ger and secretary of the" company, J. A. Lemmenes has come to the city to assume the management- of the yard here, and has already made many friends, although on "the city but a few weeks. Ifr. Adams has built up a reputa- tion for his yard since he began busi- ness in the 'city. It went without :aying that reliable high grade, goods were sent out of his yard, and the man who purchased from him. was always sure of, a square deal. The of Lethbridge will be glad to iituTTirc axe BOC TO "lose Mr. Adams as. a -citizen and an alderman. In taking over the business the new company intend to sustain the reputation of the yard, both as re- ;ards the- quality of the stock and MRS. MAYBRJCK WED." Charles L. of. Chicago, Fell in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. Flor- ence the -American' who xvarf convicted in .England of poison- ing her sentenced to life imprisonment, and whose re- lease 'on tieket-of-leave was secured by the women of the United States, is soon to be married to Charles L. Wagner, of .Chicago. The. announce- ment is made by J. H. McCracken, the Atlanta representative of a Ly- ceum Bureau, of which Mr. Wagner is the secretary. The engagement is .the result of an unusual courtship, as Mr, McCrack- explains. >Mrs. Maybrick has been lecturing under the auspices of the bureau. Wagner" fell in love with Mrs. Maybrick, it is stated, and asked .her to become fiis'-wife. She is said to have refused several times saying she was airaid her past migh prove an injury to Wagner. Recently by a Virginia court deci sion, Mrs. Maybrick and her mother the Baroness de'-Roques, were ed the title to tract of ian in Kentucky, valued-'at EARTHQUAKE SHOCK AT COAST Mount Baker Said To Be Showing Signs Of Activity HAVE BOUGHT PAPER Winnipeg Tribune Re- ported Sold To C.P. R Winnipeg, JarC following appeared in the Free Press last even- of one dailies to "the C.P.E. and other cor- poration interests, is one of the topics conversation on the streets -this morning. The Tribune is ihe paper and the deal has either been, closed" or will be within the next few days: What are claimed to be the 'the mooted. According to the .report the consideration is Tri- bune plant.. E. L. Eichardson, "the owner--and manager, will retain the building and the editorship of the Weekly Tribune, while the new man- win Increase and" improve the plant- with the intention" of bring- ing out a morning as well as an even- ing edition. It will be an Associated Press pa- per, of which organization the C-' P. Bellinghara, Wn., Jan. is re- ported that immediately after yester- day's earthquake shock, felt here, smoke was arising from Mount Baker, an. extinct or dormant volca- no. AtUlaine several buildings were slightly damaged by the tremor. Ke- ports from San Juan Islands state that yesterday's was more severe there. Port Townsend, earth quake shock caused considerable dam- affe at 3.50 o'clock yesterday .after- noon, Jasting from 10 to 15 seconds. The tremor took the form of a yibrat ory convulsion, swaying buildings and breaking many windows and fra- gile roofe. Reports from adjoining towns show that the force of the! shock extended area of a least fifty miles square, and in sev eral places two distinct shocks separ- ated by more than a minute wen felt. In many p laces in this where- -water pipes lay in frozen ground, the earthquake broke th pipes and flooded the houses. Officers at Port Worden say that no apparent damage to the fortifications was caused, although both Fort Wor- den and Fort Flagler were badlj shaken. The signal officers report the part- ng of the Alaskan cable several hours before thev shock was felt here, investigation will be made to ascer- tain whether there were any connec- ions between the circumttances. Everett, Wash., Jan. dis- tinct earthquake -shocks were felt at 3.15 yesterday afternoon in Sverett and vicinity, travelling from east .to west. Tacoma, Mayoralty candidates in Roesland, uivf Mayor McDonald and John Martin; in Phoenix, G. JBurnberger and D. J. Matheson. G. M. Fripp has been elected mayor of B.C.; F." E. Arch'er, -mayor of Kaslo; Geo. F. Weir, mayor of Trail, s ,the .was operated upon 'for 'an internal trou- ble. Montreal City Council and Mont- real Light, Heat and Power Com- pany have "reached a" temporary agreement regarding lighting of the city, and' the not go" outi on the 15th as was threatened b" the company. Rev. F. W, Patterson, of Calgary has been called to the pastorate o the Edmonton Baptist Church. Fred M. Brown has been appoint- ed police magistrate at Saskatoon. Petitions' have been circulate throughout Prince Edward Island fo the repeal of the Anti-automobil Act. They are being largely signec by all classes, including farmers. Coal has jumped to a ton in Edmonton. A week it ONE HUNDRED LIVES MAY BE LOST a ton. King Manuel, of Portugal, is said to be suffering'from consumption. Human Beings Develop Disease Washington. Jan. clos- ed doors today Secretary Wilson, of Department of Agriculture, told tho House Committee of Agriculture sorw startling facts about the fight! against the foot and mouth disease.' It is believed that human beings j have developed the disease, if not from serum for vaccination in which thy disease is believed: to have been imported from abroad, then by eat- inc: the meat of diseased cattle. TARRED AND FEATHERED HIM. Thamesville, Ont., Jan. 11. A man named Owens, nearly 60 years old, and who has a wife in Chatham who, it is alleged, he does not sup- port, has been tarred and feathered twice within the past week by resi- dents of Morpeth and Scane Road, confessed to his keeping company with a 20 year old girl. After liber- ally tarring Owens he was ordered out of tne district to the inent of revolver shots. vill cany a complete and extensive supply of and all kinds of building- materials. They have "built ip their large and growing business f carrying out the determination to always have a customer and satisfied. They are not to give lumber away, but they will aim to create a reputation here as they have elsewhere for reliabili- ty, courteous treatment, and close xrices. The company is wealthy, and tands in, not the slightest'danger of eing handicapped for lack of capi- It is not limited, and its finan- ial backing will-allow it to carry verything in their line from the heaper grades to the very best. lie company conducts both a ale and a retail business. v It means something to Southern Uberta .when it is known that- this arge and company are oming to Alberta to make it their ome. Lethbridge will be the distri- uting point. Extensive improve- ments-will be made in the Lethbridge yard immediately. buildings will be erected, track run in, and better facilities for handling lumber installed to, cut down ex- penses. "Forty-five cars of lumber- and building materials for the.Leth- bridjre and district welcomes the few days.- Thus it. will be seen that the com- ing of the Citizens' Lumber Company is a big addition to the business en- E. controls the Canadian franchises. E. L. Eichardson, owner of the Winnipeg Tribune, emphatically de- nied that he had sold the Tribxine, nor is he negotiating for its sale. LEGISLATIONS WANTED BY LABOR efl-a. Letli- bridgc and districts welcomes the management and staff, as they come amongst us, and extends wishes and assurances that the venture will be a success. Wo need business con- cerns like the Citizens' Lumber Com- pany. A TRIP TO CHINA. Pekin, Jan. diplomatic nviil infeure "the strict enforcemen Deputation Will Wait Upon Dominion Government Ottawa. Jan. deputation re- presenting, the Dominion Trades and Labor Congress, A. Ver- ville, M.P., president, and" James Simpson, will wait oa Sir Wilfrid "Laurier and Hon. Messrs, Lemieux and Oliver this afternoon with a memorial, expressing appreciation of congress for the good work done by the Department of Labor, and urg- ing' the Government to create a port- folio of Minister of Labor." The memorial also asks for the ap- pointment oi inspectors to inspect all gears and tackle used in the pro- cess -of loading vessels in all Cana- dian ports; that legislation making it compulsory for candidates at Fed- eral elections to deposit should be repealed, and that election day be made a public holiday; 'that thp Gov- ernment make such provisions as Jan. tremor of earthquake was felt- in, Tacoma at 3.40 yesterday afternoon. jSTanaimo, Jan. slight earth- shock was felt here at 3.55 p. in.- today. No damage was done. At hemainus the quake lasted twenty econdsl Victoria, Jan. by i rumbling noise, shaking every build ng in the city in a terrifying fash- on, and causing many inhabitants-to rush into the streets, an earthquake shock- of four seconds duration, the most pronounced m the memory of oldest inhabitants, was felt here at 3.55 this afternoon. Coming with the memory of the Mediterranean dis- aster fresh in the minds of the people were aggravated but be- yolfcl the fall of a few chimneys audj the cracking" of a couple of brick walls no damage was experienced here. COLD SPELL IN B. C. FRUIT REGION Mercury Stays Below Zero At Nelson B.C. Kelson, B.C., Jan. 11. The pro- longed cold spell" is causing trouble all over the Kootenay. The mercury has been below zero here for three days, the Boldest being this morn- ing T7 below_vwas recorded. So far there famine, but the supply has commenced run- ning short, and "unfilled -orders are in for some twelve carloads. "The West Kootenay Power and Light Company lias only been able to supply some horse power since Saturday, but it expects to -have a full supply 'On by tomorrow" The boundary mines smelters, including er, have had to close down ..for- and In Second Explosion In a West Virginia Mine Bluefield, W.Va., Jan. result of another explosion at the Lickbratich mine at, Switchback, about, twenty miles from here, be- tween 50 and 100 miners were .killed .at 8.30 o'clock" this morning. The number may be largely increased, as from 280 to "300 miners were" at -work at the time, and it "had not been- ascertained shortly before noon how many had survived. On December last "an explosion occurred in this which up to that time had been regarded as a model mine. On that occasion the cause was not ascertained, and the death list reach- ed fifty. The-last body'in connec- tion the explosion 'was brought tV-the- surface last, Friday, after winch the inspector had declared" that the mine was again, safe, and that work' could" be resumed. Most miners who were engaged to resume work' at the mine were Am. eiicans. with a-few foreigners and some colored workers as laborers. It was stated that the mine was- .exam- ined today by -the nejvir shift, and was reported to have been safe.1 Af- ter-the work had-been'1 Resumed the explosion with that' will probably far exceed that of the December explosion. MINESACTIVE AT COAL CITY 'reduction Is Increasing Aftermath OfTaber fire Tabor, Jan. J, Wing, weigh- the present, and at Trail the city water service froze up, "but the smelter to the city's relief. At the Sil- ver Kiag mine this morning it' was 33 below zeio. The mine is situated well city on the mountain side. No such prolonged "and severe _j.ij._ T cold -spell has been "experienced here. and Central coal mines, at- Coal, City, said today these', three- mines areinow producing on an average'- of 60. tons .daily. -This morning r. they will have installed three electrical punching machines, and when. run- ning -order can 200 -'tons daily. r.-j -1 f GAS AT MAPLE CREEK. A recent visitor to Maple Creek re- ports that gas has been struck at this point. It is estimated that" a great supply has been found, the present pressure being from three to four hundred pounds. TTpon igni- tion a flame 15 feet high was thrown into the air. The engineers state that they have penetrated to a depth of feet to obtain this. MacleodIs Short Of Coal WINNIPEG MARKET. Winnipeg. Jan. market in Winnipeg was i quite active, with a strong cash demand and consider- able- export business. Shorts gave a range of" 2 cents to January wheat, it selling at while the close found it 1 cent higher than previous close. May and July reflected some of this strength, closing May %c and July higher. BAD FIRE IN Montreal. Jan. MONTREAL. stores wore damaged and a loss estimated a t more than resulted from a fire which broke out last night in dry goods establishment. of E. Bourdbeau, corner St. Lawrence St, [and Duluth Ave. About >alf of the loss covered .by insurance. corps has made representation a "strong collective the Chinese Gov- ernment concerning the Board of Communications having usurped the full control of the Pekin telegraph office, which the Chinese Govern- ment in 1001 agreed should be under foreign superintendents. It is stated at Ottawa that Wil- liam Sloan, M.-P.-elect for Comox-At lin, will be appointed to the senate and that Hon. William' Templwnan, defeated in Victoria, will contest "the constituency in of the fair wages schedule in every .Government contract; that immedi- ate increase in salary be granted let- ter -carriers; and that assisted immi- gration and granting of bonuses be strenuously opposed; that undesir- ables be prohibited from emigrating to Canada, including Chinese, Hin- and all other a DECISION AGAINST EXPRESS COMPANIES. Ottawa, Jan. Ma- bee, of the Railway Commission, has given a decision ordering the ex- press companies to withdraw the new schedule of "raies and rules .which wont, into effect on; Jan; 1st. Coun- sel for the. Canadian Northern Rail- way gave notice of appeal to. the Govfrnor-in-CounciL W. A. Hamilton has been obliged to technical education commission be icave his homo on account of one of appointed to make. a thorough in- vestigation into the technical education in other coun- tries, and report its effect on indus- tries and commercial development. one of the children being unwell. the first sign of sickness Mr. Hamilton... after due prwaution, left home. It is not yet ascertained Mr- W. W. Douglas received! this "-7 morning a large consignment of-ireeh groceries, flour and bacon .from, the firni oi and His "place of business is- on Hough Street, one block north of his" old stand. While his business is small to commence customers will be treated with thev usual, courtesy :and -r 01 u- T TT-H- j r ProniPt delivery will be Messrs. Skelding and Hilliard, of -m- ir B I -Charlie clerk-, at the Taber Macleod, were in the city Trading Co.'s 3 store, has.jsecured-a looking for coal. There is almost coal famine in -Macleod, no coal hav- ing reached that point from the out- side since the end of the year, and j people without coal are compelled to" borrow from persons with fairly well filled coal bins. The mines have the coal loaded, but the C.P.R. can't move' it. Lack of power is given as the reason. If the present cold spell continues and the coal situation re- mains unchanged, Macleod will be in a bad wiy before the end of week. position in, the department of'. the C.PJR., to, take of Frank Catherns, removed. The office "of Town Clerk George Miller is now located at the Town Hall. The town authorities should see to it at once that "a. fence is -erected around the east and south fronts" :'of" the ruins 'of "the Trading -Cc.'s i tne i store and the., Douglas Block. to .pre- vent .relic seekers from mstant death, Living Still In the Ruins east stone wall of the las Block is in" a, tottering and ,un- safe condition. A west wind surely bring it to the ground. ounce of prevention is better -than -a pound "of cure." Home, Jan. fact" that Hy- ing persons still are being rescued from the ruins of Messina and Keg- gio, has decided the authorities to continue the excavations of the wreck age and several thousand soldiers are today employed in otherwise would be detailed to help WESTMINSTER GUILD. In spite of the .storm' a goodly was in attendance at Guild last evening, and' the program, con- sisting of music, recitation and mythological legend, was a rare treat to all present." Miss Simms was in good voice, with Mr. Ely as accom- this work who panist> eraciQusly responded to a -hearty encore, after which Mise'Shar- tax the distribution of the necessities f :short that ,af- mu forded much amusement. Mr. C V. -4-A 4-Vtrt v- T Bennett then, in a scholarly address, showed his masterly grasp of mytho- logical data in outlining the legend- ary story of the House of what the little one is suffering from, days was imposed. of life to the survivors. The escapes after fourteen days of burial seem miraculous. In most cases those now being brought out alive were im- prisoned in rooms and cellars not com TJ-, j n -L- pletely'demolished and situation dealt especially with the life his- torJ of Oedipus and Antigone, brief- was such that they could jret hold 01 i t B jly noting how the burning questions some little nourishment. _. rf ,b H of hfe, which confronted men and of the time of Sophocles, are Willis Chipman has been engaged as those of the present day dealt with city engineer of Saskatoon, with sup- under different conditions, but prov- ervisrion over a resident engineer. ing the unalterableness of the un- The case of N. F. Hagel, E. C., written laws of the Deity. Jtfiss charged with obstructing a police of-( Bruce, as president of the Educafion- ficer during a case which ho vta de- al Committee, thanked all those who fending'on December 12, was conclad- had so willingly taken part, and the ed. A fine of and costs or seven meeting closed -with the National Anthem. ;