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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TKe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME M. UTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY If, NUMBER ML MANBIEDSON GRAVES OF DEAD He Is Undismayed By Earthquake Dis- asters York. Jan. New York Sun says Nature razes and kills, but in the very, place of desolation man builds again and risks annihilation. The cause is largely economic; in the East fatalism enters into it. If the site of a city is favorable to trade or poli- tically important, not even the repe- tition of disasters will depopulate it; us the dead are buried the living move in, rebuild, restore and reorgan- ize industry. Society concerns itself little about past perils, and the vidual hopes to .escape-the.-fate, that overtook-others. i- "Manila is in constant danger of destruction from -says Mr. John Foreman, in his. book on the Philippines. During a shock lasting half a minute on June 3, 1863, 400 persons were killed and injur- ed, and forty-six public and 570 pri vate buildings were entirely destroy- ed. In the first Philippine census report, compiled .under the direction of Major-General J. P. Sanger, there is a list of thirty-two "notable earth- quakes" occurring .in Manila between 1645. and 1897. Some of them literal- ly shook the town down. From 1880 1897 (inclusive) earthquake shocks were registered at the local observatory. in the census report this suggestive statement may be "Manilla is most advantageously situated for experiencing almost all the shocks radiating from the differ- ent centres of it is no more than thirty-five miles north of the ac- tive volcano Taal, and a little more from the extinct' volcanoes Maquil- ing, "Banajaq.'_a'nd Arayat." _. The menace does not check the Qi Manila, and residents lose no sleep over it, although disturb- ances happen, at all hours, and some of the .worst have tumbled houses down in the night. The Philippine archipelago has a record of 962 earth- quakes in the eighteen years ending, with 1897. After rude convulsion man buries his dead and continues to traffic, revel and multiply in the -zone of devastation. Jose Centenb, who made a study of earthquakes and eruptions in us that Taal, the volcano, has slain its thousaifds, consuming them with lava and shat- tering the hills under their villages. "In spite of the terrible lessons of the last century all of these localities have been repopulate'd. Their fer- beautiful situation, and their healthfulness charm the people into a prompt for- getiulness of past- disasters." Caracas, which is subject to fre- quent earth shocks, was destroyed in 1595' and 1766; in 1812 a convulsion killed of its people; but the thought of abandoning the site of the town, was never considered seriously, and today, with the memory of a sin- ister.shock in 1900, it is more popu- lous and .thriving than ever. Aleppo, Valparaiso, Mendosa and other cities partially or entirely destroyed Jby .earthquakes, were not abandoned, but rebuilt on a larger and more am- bitious "plan. The energy of the Mar- quis; of Pombal created a modern Lisbon on the very spot where people had been annihilated in six minutes. San Francisco is not so much" a case in point, for it suffered incalculably more from fire than from earthquake, and the proved loss of life .was calamitous. 'Even St. Pierre, whose peo- ple were destroyed in one minute by a volcanic blast, shows signs of re- storation. Dr. Edmund 0. Hovey, of the American Museum of Natural visited the ruins a few. months ago, found a small, hotel, a blacksmith shop, a police station and otheiy evidences of settlement. With- in a: few weeks' of the St. Pierre cata- clysm the people who had inhabited Morne Rouge and other villages on the flank of Mont Pelee returned to their homes, only to be overwhelmed by another consuming blast, two thousand losing their lives in Morne Rouge alone. Whether a great-city will rise from the ;ruins of Messina depends upon the "state of the channel between Si- cily and the mainland. If navigation by large vessels is still practicable there will be a new metropolis, and the port of Messina will, in the course of ilme, and perhaps in a very few ilval the old in its facilities for shipping. "Sueh is Messina's sta- tegic position commerce that the restoration is lively to proceed rap- Advance Salary Of the President Washington, Jan. Legisla- tive, Executive and Judicial Appro- priation bill was reported to the Ssn- ato today .by Senator Cullom, of the Committee on Appropriations. The bill includes provisions for increas- ing the salary of the- President to and travelling expenses. Provision is-made also for increase in the salaries of Federal judges as follows: .Chief justice of the Supreme Court, associate justice, 500. MEN FROZEN IN NORTHERN PARTS IRRIGATE MINING CAMP. Spokane, Jan. ments have been completed to irri- gate 850 acres of land, formerly com- prising town of Sumpter, Baker county, OK., soiith of wan one of the liveliest mining.camps in the Pacific Northwest less than a dozen years ago, when it had a popu- lation of Instead of booming the town, the new-owners will trans- form it into a ranch, and where gold "dust was traded in exchange" for fighting whiskey in the early days, there will be fields- of alfalfa and ap- "plfi orchards. ANNUAL MEETING CHINOOK CLUB J. W. McNicol Succeeds Mr. Skeith as Secretary The annual meeting of the Chinook Club was held last evening. A com- mittee was named to arrange.for fin- ishing the third floor so that it could be used by the members. It was also proposed to enlarge the present ing to give -accommodation for billiard room and to.use tbs present billiard room-for a. reading room. The following officers were elected: President, C. F. P. Conybeare, K. C-, L. L.'D. V, Vice ..President, L.. M. Johnstone. G-.'.K. Nburse, P. G-- M. Hatch, T., D. Kevin, E- Lethbridge. H.. J. H. Skeith resigned as secre- tary treasurer and J, W. McNicol was elected to this position. Several Cases In Ed monton Hospitals At Present ST. LAWRENCE TO HUDSON. Plan to Deepen Canal to Provide for Navigation. Ottawa, Jan. very influential deputation, representing New, York Edmonton, Jan. 1 oner was brought to the Alberta pen- itentiary on Wednesday last. This was Chas. P. Snow, of Prince Albert, who has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment for attempted murder. This makes 151 prisoners incarcerat- ed in the Alberta penitentiary since it was opened two years ago. Colin Fraser, one of the oldest and best known fur traders in the north, who is stationed at Fort Chippewayr an, has written to Pete Eliott of the Imperial hotel, regarding .conditions prevailing there this winter. He states that fur is very scarce. Fur that has secured so far is one silver fox, which. He returned to the north recently from his annual hunt, and reports having shot 330 geese, 100 ducks and a moose. J. A. Meyers, late of Sutton West, Ont., caine to the city on Wednesday night from the Peace River country, where he has been: for the past sea- son. Mr. Meyers left Edmonton, on Nov. 26th Isst for the purpose of lo- cating some script he had purchased, drove nearly, six hundred miles over excellent winter roads. The script was located on fourteen sections be- tween Saskatoon Lake and Reaver Lodge Creek. This place was reached on Dec. 2-ith last. During his trip Sir Wilfrid. Laurier this afternoon in connection with a.project that Cham- bly canal be deepened and the Riche- lieu river dredged, so as to permit, along with certain works in New York State, of a navigable for 11-foot barges from the St. Law- recce to the Hudson river. The de- putation promised that New York State would -do its part. Sir Wil- frid Laurier replied that the under- taking was one of great cost. He was in favor of the freest communi-i cation between the two countries, but Another pris- there were many public works call- ing for expenditures. ;He .promised that the cost would be enquired into. WERE BOUND TO DEFEAT OFFICER After the Japs In Calif ornia Exposure Of Election In Miner's Union pats which, have yielded over president SPEAKER OF SENATE. Ottawa, Cabinet yes- terday decided on Senator J. K. Kerr, Toronto, as. Speaker of the Senate. TRANSFER THE GROUNDS TO Argricultural Society Expresses Approval Of Sale At the general meeting of the Agri- cultural Society-held last evening in Oliver's Hall, in the absence of the WEATHER CUTS PICUUAR ANTICS Big Drop In Temperature In a Very Short Time a hundred bushels to the acre, onions as big as ordinary saucers and pota- toes of very large size. Last- week William Bichards.. of Spruce Grove Centre, while driving home from. Edmonton had his feet and hands badly frozen. He was removed to the city hospital and .yesterday had the toes of both feet amputated. Frank Itfarfm of "Stoney Plain- was brought into the city yesterday and taken to the city hospital. He is stiffening from a badly frozen foot. James Laidlaw, who has been em- ployed at Pickett's Lumber camp dur ing the winter has had his right hand severely frozen. POLICE CHANGES. Frank, rearrangement of the police detachments'; of the Pass has gone into effect: Constable Green, of Coleman, has gone to Re- gina to' receive his corporal stripes, and Constable Parish succeeds to the head of the Coleman detachment. Constable Holmden, of Frank, goes to Coleman, and Constable Cook takes Mr. Holmden's place here. Cardston, Jan. 15.- changes in the. weather, ernment thermometer it -Talk about By the gov- was twenty- seven 'below in Cardston- last night, and today noon it .is a spread of- sixty-seym degrees in ab- out ten hours. ..We.are delighted with the change but to, lose the sleighing. Jno. W. Woolf and his father arriv- ed, from Utah today. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Carlson and fa- mily returned today from visiting in Utah. Thos. Low, the enterprising mer chant from Eomball, was in yesterday for a sleigh load of merchandise. Sir; and Mrs. .Alvin Caldwell. and children returned from visiting ..their old home in Utah via .the A. B. I. yesterday. Frank Austin was found guilty of breaking the glass door of the pool hall and was fined and costs by Justice Jacobs. Passengers on the incoming train report frost bitten noses at Raymond this morning, snow melting off the roof of the station at Spring; Coulee, and no need of .an overcoat when they arrived in Cardston. Let us hope that our warm zephyr will reach Lethbridge by the time this goes to press. ATTELL WON. Goldfield, Nev., Jan. At- tell last night retained his .title to featherweight championship- of ..the world by knocking out Freddie Weeks in the tenth'" round at Goldfield .Athletic Club. the -assembled 0. Hutton to asked W. ..chair.': The chairman, then stated' that the aieeting: had. been, convened to dis- cuss the advisability of' transferring the property'known and used as the Fair ground, and now in the posses- sion of the; Agricultural Association to the city. great deal of time.'was taken, by individual -members in discussing this matter, which'Mr. Hamilton said was a matter: of great and need- ed a good dea} of threshing' out. S. -Jones, after a general: consulta- tion had taken, then presented the following "That we authorize the directors-of this association to transfer to the city the grounds and buildings of the association, oa such terms as in :he opinion -of the directors .will suf- ficiently safeguard the interests of the society, and its successors fu- ture." This was seconded, and unani- mously adopted. .This brought the meeting, for the members of the association to a close, when Major Burnett said that as a quorum of the directors was present he would suggest- a meeting be call- ed to choose a committee to represent the society before the City Council. The..meeting tten chose.three gen-, tlemen to act for H. Fair- W. A. Hamilton and .C. J. Eck- storm. Frank, Jan. Paper An interesting story is current con- cerning the tactics alleged to have employed by the Socialist ele- ment in the United Mine Workers oj America to compass the defeat of J. A. McDonald in his candidacy for re- election to the office of secretary o] -the district board of the miners', or- ganization. If the true it is evident that the crookedness .some times resorted to in political elections is not unknown to electoral contests in labor union circles. The story as it has reached the .Frank Paper is to the effect that there has been considerable dissen- sion in the mine workers' organiza- tion, growing out of the efforts of the Socialists to secure complete con- trol of the official roster of the or- ganization. Mr. McDonald was the only high official who refused to end' brace the Socialist doctrine, and it was decided he must be defeated for re-election. The constitution of the U.M.W.A. provides that" the vote of the locals in the district must be at the head- quarters at Blairmore on the 14th of Desember. For some reason the can- vassing board did "not meet to count the vote until the last days of De- cember, and the count was not "fin- ished until the last day. :The vote of Hiilcrest Union was not in until the. 17th, and that of Michel until .the 21st. It is. said that Mr. McDonald protested against' counting the votes of these unions, but- the new district boards which took office January 1st, and had the deciding as to whether the votes should be counted or not, all being decided to count the first day of Janu- aryVcairie the belated vote of :the local union of .Taylorton, Saskatchewan, with sufficient of a majorityTior .Mr. to .have elected him, and this vbte the ,board refused .to count. Had .Hiilcrest and Michel been thrown out, Mr. McDonald would have been elected by about and even counting had the Taylorton vote been counted, he-would still have been elected by about sixty. It is. an interesting circumstance that the which includes all of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and part of North Dakota, embraces thirty local unions, and that Mr. McDonald carried every one of them but three, Hiilcrest., Bellevtie and Michel. The story that Is being told also had it that at Michel a block of 500 ballots were marked for Mr, McDon- ald's opponent, and the ballot- box before ..the "polls were opened. It is said that the'election will be protested; when; the annual, conven- tion-is held at Lethbridge, and that the election is likely :to lead- to spread dissension in S.tcramento, Cal., Jan. 15. Three bills by Grove L. Johnson, of Sacramento, the business operations of the Japanese, and segre- gating them in all communities, are making progress through committee in the State Assembly. It was said today the measure prohibiting aliens from being members of boards of di- rectors, which was referred to the committee on corporations, and which affects some of the largest Japanese importing houses on. the Pacific will be reported probably on Monday, and the report will be favorable. HA1NSNOT GUILTY Declares He U Not Guilty Of Murder Charge NEW TRUSTEES. Frank, Jan. district meetings have been or are being held in the various districts of the Pass this week to elect .one member each to the various boards. In Frank the meeting was held Tuesday, when Geoi Cpbley chosen to-succeed A. V. Lang, whose term expires. At Blair- more Thos. Frayer was-elected, to succeed himself. McNABWILL BE KEPT BUSY He Has Been Placed On Im- portant Committees Edmonton, Jan. a short ses- ion this afternoon the Legislature appointed committees. Southern members are placed as followsr- Privileges and Robertson. Railways McN'ab, Mackenzie, Wolfe, Marcellus., Robertson. Miscellaneous and Private Bills Ffnlay, McNab, Riley, Robertson, Wolfe. 'Municipal Law-r-Mackenzie, McN'ab, Robertson, Riley. Legal Riley, Me- GOSSIP FROM THE CAPITAL Agriculture and cellus, Riley, Robertson. Mackenzie, Wolfe, McNab. A quorum of each committee con> sists'of five members. The time limit of receiving private bills expires Jan. 28. PRIZES AT THE SEED FAIR Is Completed Alberta Red In TRAVELING STOCK SCHOOL. Edmonton, Jan. Provincial Department of Agriculture today an- nounced the traveling stock school will make the circuit of central Alber- ta this winter. They will lake a select- ed car and a half of animals along for demonstration. The staff will in- clude C. M. McRae and Duncan derson, Ottawa. An- EX-M.P. SMITH IS A JUDGE. Ottawa, Jan. today's meet- ing of the Cabinet, G. Smith, ex- M.P.. Woodstock, was appointed County Court Judge of Essex coun- ty, Ont. HG succeeds Judge Mickle, who was appointed A month ago, but who has resigned. Edmonton, Jan. opposition inter- ests, that the citizens of that coun- ry to a man should support it." There is more of this nature, com- ment both practical and philosophi- cal, which shows that even in the busy West some minds can stand off and view matters fls dispassionately as they do in the older East. would not be remarkable either, if this non-partisan paper, though it makes no reference to the Alberta Government, has been moved to such reflections by the capital working out there of an impartial, business ad- ministration keenly and conscien- tiously at work upon such measures as will best forward the interests and development of the province as a whole, At the time of going to press judg- ing at .the seed iair was completed in one class The exhibit in winter wheat, spring wheat and. oats was very fair. The display iri other varieties of seeds, while good was not as as might be desired. The fair on the whole excels that of last .year. Arthur Perry. Cardston, was award ed the red ticket for Alberta Red. sample, tested 66 IDS. to the bushejf -and scored 92J points out .of-a pos- sible hundred. G. O. Kerr, Leth.- bridge had the second best, which in this case was almost as good. Mr. Kerr's wheat tested 65 points and scored 92 pointe. C. -S. Crest. Lethbridge got third, with wheat; that tested 64} Ibs. and scored points. In the unavoidable absence of Thos. Woolford, J. a. Vosburg of Granum, is assisting T. K. Henderson, chief weed inspector, to- judge the exhibits. Mr. Perry's wheat averaged sixty bushels to the acre..for twenty acres. His whole crop avwaged almost fifty bushels to the acre. A discussion on seed grain, led by T. B. E. Henderson, will be held in Oliver's Hall this afternoon. WILL MAKE SALTS. Spokane, Wash., Jan. in Philadelphia and other eastern cities have sent reports to A. W. Do- land, of Spokane, that the deposits of apsomite, recently uncovered at Oroville, Okanagan county, Wash., northwest of here, will produce the highest grade of commercial epsom salts. the was A verdict of against Ottawa Electric Railway Co. given by the jury in favor of'E. A. Bredenburg, a mining engineer, of London, Eng., who hU leg ampu- tated as a result of it being crushed in the street car accident on the Bri- tannia line May 34th. Flushing, N.Y., Jan. the evidence for twenty-two hours aad taking fifteen, ballots before all were agreed, the jury in the trial of Thorn- ion Jenkins Eains, at 3 o'clock this afternoon found the prisoner rot guilty as a principal with his .bro- ther, Gapt. Hains, jr., in the killing of Wm. E. Annis. Rarely in any court of law has such a demonstra- tion been witnessed ae that which-oc- curred this afternoon when-the jury made known its- verdict; .which came like a thunderbolt.. .The packed court room of -spectators: rose as -one man. and cheered with such mighty -vigor that the; gavel falls -of Justice Crane on his desk could not Before proceeding, further Justice Crane ordered the trial cham- ber cleared, and the spectators, put 'out into the street. The judge had sent for .the jury to learn if -there was any prospect of an agreement, and word canie back that the jury 'desired a few' more minutes. Hainis was brought into court by Sheriff Har- way and seated beside his counsel. Kone of his family were'in Justice-Grane asked the it they had reached, a verdict, and Fore- can Hill, his voice trembling, though he could be heard alt'over the court room, said that they had. "The jurors wil rise and face the defend- said "Gentlemen, what is ycur "Not said the foreman, and with this the uproar became violent. Justice Crane told the officers to put the crowd out of the court room. Then "came a rapping at the door, and Major Hains, hearing of the ver- dict outside, rushed into- the -loom. An officer held him back feom within the enclosure where his brother and counsel were until- after Justice Crane had thanked the jury. Then, he hur- ried to Ms brother's -side ,and embrac- ed him and kissed all ot counsel. Thornton Hains could scarcely1 real- ize the verdict for a moment, .and then Jie half rose, in hia chair and smiled and bowed to the jury. The tears filled his eyes and he brushed them away. Justice Crane. discharg- ed the story writer, and Mr. Mcln- tyre, his chief counsel, who had quite completely broken down at the ver- dict, thanked the" court and jury. Mr. Mclntyre said: "I never" w.qrk- ed harder for a client in my life, and am just about knocked out. They had to find Thornton innocent. When Thornton says -he is the "happiest man on earth, ,1 am the second hap- piest." The stand snowed that the first ballot stood 8 to 4 for acquit- tal, and early this morning the ballot, showed: a gain of one for acquittal. The .feeling in Queen's County Court circles now that Peter Hains will never be brought trial, but surrendered to his PITTSBURGERS ASK PRAYERS. U.S. Judge, Hiad of Police Coun- cilman Atk Smith's Inttr- ceifiont. Pittsburg, Jan. Smith, the evangelist, stirred Pitts- jurg today, and forty policemen were required to keep the crowds from forc- ng their -way, into Exposition Eink ifter the hall Jiad been, filled: The unusual sight of of the city's police judge of the Jnited States Court, and the alleged 'eader ot all the grafting councilmen at one-time to ask that they be prayed for, was one scene hi the rink this afternoon. When Smith asked all those who wanted to be prayed for to rise Ed- ward Lang, superintendent of the De- partment of Pttblic Safety; United States'Judge Joseph Bufflngton; and louncihnan John Klein all rose. Tonight the police department had to close all streets leading to Expo- sition Rink. BOARD OF CONCILIATION. Ottawa, Jan. Gunn, of Ottawa, has been appointed chairman of a Board and Inves- enquire into wage dispute jetweeh Kingston and Pembroke Railway and its telegraphers. DOES NOT INTERFERE. Ottawa, Jan.; is announced here that the waterways treaty, now >ending ratification between Great Britain and the United States, does not interfere with the Georgian Bay canal, as. that waterway .will not di- vert an ounce of water from Great Lakes.-. ;