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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume IV. if Lethbridge. Alta.. Monday, January CRAWLS INTO A BLAZING FUR- NACE AT NELSON TO END LIFE OF COAL AND WOOD IN SASKATCBJ EWAN IS BECOMING VERY SERIOUS' MKS.EKKKSON RECEIVES SENTENCE TRAVERS GOES DOWN FOR SfXYEARS "MONTANA CHINAMAN'S TERRIBLE DEATH Suicided in a Hotel at Nelson by Burning Himself PUT FIRE IN FURNACE Crawled in on Top of Fire-Partly Consumed When Seen Nelson, Jan. extraordinary case of suicide..by a Chinaman em- ployed at the Strathcona Hotel took place here today. At eight o'clock ibis morning he went to attend the furnace and after'filling-it with wood and turning'on the drafts apparently crawled-on top of ttie burning pile. When found at .noon, he had burned to death and the body was partly con- sumed.; rAn'inquest .wilLbe held, but it is believed he: was deranged. MAINTAINING. "v- GOOD ROADS IN QNTARIO Toronto, Jan." rounding out of the government's good roads .system 'by Having" the govern-1 meat share'In of maintafn'ng improved -roads .frill.-be proposed .at tne approaching session. At present tne government pays one third ol cost of improving highways, the aim iclpality bearing the remaining ex- penditure, but the proposad system would ensure the roads -being kept up constantly to a .high standard. SELONS RE-ELECTED MAYOR OF NELSON Nelson, B. C., Jan. 14. Municipal elections here resulted as follows: i'or Harold Selons, re-elected. East '.ward, J. F. Htrme, G. rerguson, J. A. Gilker. T. iladden, .P. J. Gallagher, T. D. Btark. school jErvine, ur. Annie Verth Jones and A. D. Em- ory. Dr. Jones is the first woman ever, elected to' the board in Nelson. irrine and Emory were trustees last year. MORMON ASKS INVESTIGATION England by Bishop and Clergy London, Jan.- P. Monson, chief Mormon missionary in England, has addressed a letter to Home Sec- COUNCILLOR FORCED TO RESIGN THOUSANDSOF SHEEP ARE MISSING Cardston, Jan.. 14....At thc instance of certain parties in town, W. C. Ives, barrister of _Lethbridge, has in- vestigated the town records and found that the payment of per month rental had been made by the town to Councillor J. C. Cahoon, as one of the proprietors of the Cahoon Hotel, for the rooms occupied as offic- es: This is technically a disqualifica- tion. By letter Mr.Xlves gives Mr. Cahoon one week in which to resign, or action will be taken against him. It is reported that Mr. Cahoun has resigned or will resign at once. The town will, have to get new offices and Mr. Cahoon will stand for re-election. The fair-minded citizens of Canlstoa resent.this apparent petty spite work ......T on the part of a few -and no doubt i for the past week, broke :ana Sheep Men Lost Heavily In The Storm FELL OFF CUT BANK Many Flocks That Are Adrift May Be Recovered Alta., Jan. The in- tense cold-wcather which has gripped o i r TRAVERS SIX YEARS INEN. Toronto, Jan, W. H. Travers, former manager of the Farmers' Bank who. pleaded guilty On Friday to steal lag. forty thousand dollars irom tho bank, to falsifying" returns to the 'government and to. altering a minute. was today sentenced to six years in Kingston penitentiary. ANOTHER SUITECARBSTON will return Mr. Gaboon by a large ma- jority. CHEQUES EXPRESS this morning, with a burst of suu-L. shine, and a clear, quiet day, during i which time the mercury ventured sev-'j cral degrees above the zero point. Thermometers about town registered all rtie way from 20 to 55 degrees ibe-.j low during the coldest da-ys. A hur- ried glance and a guess may have been responsible .for some oi the reports, but frosted noses, ears, and fingers testified to the correctness of -Firemen-Receive Substan- V} -Among thir-liro-stock, sheep 'arc-re- bal 'He C O g n i t ion of pcrted to ,have been the chief sufferers 0 the cold.' Ranchers in today'say 1 heir OerviceS that-a bunch oi head beloriglnR1 .to G--W. Davis, of Sweet Grass drift" Accompanied by-a-cheque for ed over a 50-foot cut-bank, and .'the Chief Thomas Kilkenny has received.; loss by death is reported to be sonve- the following letter from Messrs, i thinS 50 head. Thc snow was of Lhe bank, and off. The quick in rescuing them a -i-1 smothering in the very near being destroyed when .the -snow prevented still further loss. It is reported that J. C. Kidbauch Uardstpn, Jan. Pilling is'also being sued for 55.0UO damages by Constable J. P. Law on account of state- ments made by-the first nam- ed before sundry in the local: post otlice, intimat- ing that the said officer had- accepted bribes. L'Guybtsire, Church and McArthur whose offices V the Convbeare block i waUced work ot three was burned "Wet desire to convey our thanks to of the Wcst-Butte country, is missin. yourself and the' members of the Leth sheep, .which hare s'traved before Arrangements for the Board of Trade excursion to Great Falls have been made as follows: Special train of sleepers leaves at 10.30 p.m. Thursday MINDA WOMAN SENTENCED Two Years'For Cruelty to Six Year Old Niece KNOTTEDROPEUSED Medicine Hat Magistrate Severe in.Condemna- tion oF Accused Hat, Erick- son, the Finnish woman of Minda .who so horribly -beat her little six-year- old 'niece, Helma Hill, was arrested by the mounted'-police, and brought by the police to Medicine Hat oa the 10th, after a hard trip through the snow'and cold, in which-the police were badly frost bitten. She was charged before 0. W. Keal'y police masistrate at -Medicine Hat, on tne Illhinst and some .evidence was' taken and.thp case adjourned to the 12tn, but owing to an important wit- ness for: the -crown.' -being 'unable to get thro ugh. on account of the" weatner, the.case was agcJn adjourn- ed until the 13th, when Magistrate Keaiy found the woman guilty of the' cnarge and "sentenced her to two years In the Edmonton penitentiary. When tlie evidence closed the'ac- AN INSURANCE EPIDEMIC FUEL FAMINE IMMINENT IN ML Severe Weather Prevents Movement of Coal Trains COAL DEALERS OUT Light Plant at Qu'Appelle Shut Down-Farmers 16 so far complaints have been received by tha department of agriculture, there is little doubt that unless there is short- ly some let up in present severe, spell of like a fuel ice will be experienced in manv parts of the province. shortages ex- ist "at Qu'Appelle, AU qcrt. other points coal and wood are to get_ -extrcmelv low at manv olherT places. Here, in Regina some ot coal dealers have already' their j supplies while fathers willloon be unless-coal-trams get through from the next day or two, a scarcity has led to-thexshuttmg down ot the lirht ----v JL t LtiL-UlLLC.il Cl L t i Medicine Hat. on Jan. 6th, that P dlsPatches received Following the Balmoral Hotel fire. there has been quite, an epidemic of new insurance taken but b? property owners and merchants. Messrs Skeith and Tilley, B, Bowman'Agen- cy and L. S. Ripley and all re-' port business very-heavy, on Friday and Saturday. Most Of the insurance written is on property in the business section and consists largely "of "in-1 creases in the amount already car- ried. A number of policies, however, were taken out on property hitherto completely uncovered, PERMITS TO BUILD Chas. E. Lake, 14th street south residence, ?2200. John E. 14th street south, residence, ASSAULTED A LITlLrGIRt Rider Senfenced by Medicine Hat Magistrate J Medicine Hat; Jan. reach nd the" Mounted Police tie -girL named ICinfaunce Dempster aged IQ years, had been bridge Fire Brigade, and the teers who assisted them during the recent Balmoral fire. "We greatly appreciate thc way in which this fire was-fought in the face of probably the coldest weather ever experienced in this city, and are sat- isfied that it was not only owing to the magnificent work performed those fighting the fire that a disaster of much greater magnitude was avert- ed, and so far as our own immediate case is concerned, we feel that we have to thank the workers that our offices were not- also destroyed. "Will: you kindly convey our thanks __ _. minor uui. uiann..s Alleges Persecution in to the Brisade and also to those per- i rifi sons (whom no doubt you know) who although not rceaifaers of thc brigade, did such good service on that day. "We would ask you, on behalf" of your Brigade, to accept the enclosed cheque." Although the Wnv Henderson estate Churchill seconding the request jf certain English clergy that the iome office investigate Mormonism in his country. Monson alleges the Mormons are be-ng persecuted in an anti-Mormon cam >sign recently organized at Liverpool >y the Bishop of Liverpool and other jrominent churchmen. The object was he expulsion from England ot Mor-non missionaries, .'who were charged vith sending many recruits chiefly 5irls, to the States. The crueade has jeen taken up by the clergy jn Other a neavy loss, the executors of the estate also appreciated the splendid efforts of the brigade in thc face of the bitterly cold weather and other difficulties, and showed their appreciation by a donation to the brigade of 5100. Thc firemen have a benevolent fund, which, however, until the beginning ot thc year was empty. The donations which have been received during the past two weeks will be divided between that fund and a fund for procuring gymnastic apparatus, and so forth required by the firemen's halls Xo- 1 and Xo. 2 stations. SPEAKS OF AT CORONATION London, Jan. Strathcona (loyalty to tte crown is the _ t j anent tnc suggestion that, ing feature Of national life nr u not they hav0 was also. rumored t is not ye, Known who- recover g leaves Great Falls at 11 p. cused woman admitted to the 1U ass and' tne matron iu'charge tha? I s 'Hat. by a man .riding a pinto horse. was sent out tn had whipped the child with a ted rooe and in nnssinn- 'Constable Wiedman ted rope and in passing sentence the magistrate said: "You are convicted of the charge and deserve more thau the law allows ror your crime. I can only give you tnree years, and had you been a man stite that thc Iour local .dcalcrs; haye already exhausted their supply. Farmers m Moose Mountam district are suffering constderablv, and tram blockad" contm- should certainly have done so. u v u u 4A1 txi i L11 f investigate the case and obtained a I Ues U is Iikcly-lhe eminent wJl ba slight description of the man and ?Sked farmers to cut learned rode a pihfo horse. t Suspicion poink-d to a yoimg man about nineteen years old, r.aiml W. several days ago that sheep in the vicini'ty of belonging to Thos'. Luce, of that place, were missing, hufc the report has not been verified. A bunch of about 700 of the woollv m. Friday night, arriving in Leth- j 3Tbu are a woman I will only sentence bndse Saturday morninx at S.30 a.m. you to two years in the tribe were seen adrift last Saturday upper berth, by ranchers north of Milk River, 15 miles from Coutts. It is thought that the herder was driven to shefter No anxiety is as yet felt For by tbA cold weather, abandoned the bunch. NTo anxiety' is as yet felt for cattle, as they went into the winter m good condition for the most part, and will probably find shelter in the numerous coulees until tne snow carried off by the chinock, hoped for daily. Saturday morning at S.30 a.m. Fare for the round trip will -be as follows: Transportation for one person and one lower berth, ?1T. Transportatiou for one person and Transportation for two persons and one lower berth. ?30. Transportation for two persons and stateroom, ?40. Transportation for three persons and stateroom, The Board r.o give a guarantee of 67 passengers by the end of this week if this trip is to go through, and tnose who wish to go are urged to to two years in the.Edmonton penitentiary." lirickson works in a mine at Glen- and was. paid for for the child, who has been in led to tw0 years in the Edmonton pen- appjy immediately in order that the FOUR NEW POSTOFFICES new postoJfices were opened m this riding on Jan. 1st. They are- Ercland (Sec. Hilda" (Sec. Nightingale and Scliuler (12-1G-2.) There wa's also one postottice in the Macleod ridin-. namely Kenex (22-11-22.) care but Js NEWY.M.C.A. NEARLY BURNED Cranbrook, Jan. about foil- o'clock this morning a fire, was dis- '.as the sleeping car plans and will make reservations ns they are applied for, but no reserva- tion can be made unless the applica- l tion is accompanied oy the amount of aione nnd the fare. In case enough tnc trip will be cancelled and all the i Some''doubt money paid in rcfunclcd. The excursion is open to anv one residing m the district and applica- palred bv tnc abu tions can be made by mail. -The party while in Great Falls will be the guests of Uie Great Falls Board coe, carim charge of his wife on a homestead it-cntiarv" near .Minda. The child's mother is Elvira Kill, of liutte, .Montana, who has not known of the abuse to which the child was subjected. One. of the witnesses stat- ed that when the child was brought to the store at Minda, both ears were bleeding, aiso her nose, and she look- ed as though she had been beaten with a lash that cut chunks frofn her Hesn. The doctor who examined her round her feot rh bad shr.po from Irosl bite and old bruises on different parts of her body which had partially ncaied. Her eyelids were closed, bur it was found that her eyesight was not destroyed. She is having good 0- Jolliffc. who was arrested and tak- en to the home of the child, who iden- tified him as the man. Joi'iffe was brought before Police Magistrate 0. W. Kr.ily On the 10th inst., and was'convicted and senienc- SIFTON AT OTTAWA Ottawa, Jan. Sifton, of Alberta, is in the city on business with the government. This morning he had an interview with Hon. Frank Oliver Minister of the Interior. MISSING BALLOON WAS FOUND IN A Berlin. Jan. German bal- loon Hidebrande, missing since its. as- cent .it Ssch-trargendorf. December 29, was found in Pomeranian in the province of Pnicsia today. The bod-1 ies of both aeronauts were in the go dola. from Moose Mountain reserve without getting permits ordinarily required. GAS EXPLOSION IN LISBON, "t CAUSED MUCH ALARM Lisbon, Jan. underground explosion of .gas near a railroad ter- minal last night caused much alarm. several workmen were seriouilT- burned and nearby property was-'con- siderably damaged The explosion was due to a gas main cut.by gas-house Tvorfcmen now on strike or by sympathizers. The fall-- road striKo pftuaflon todaj is np- cnanged. DEVEREHUNT MAYOR AGAIN tlie care of her slie may be sent! no, apply io S0j; to the Home for Delinquent Children. as to whether and care will rc- too- weak to stand) if her mother does not j JUDGE ROBSON'S REPORT careful attention store her rer. which has been im- of Trade. Do not pat this off until the last I moment hut in your application early and help make this excursion a success. STI TRAINMEN INJURED IN CAUSED STOCK LOSS l-ondon. WRECK IM MIMICOl That the rccrnt cold snap entailed Jan. Mimico no loss, to speak of, in the stock in- HAVING ITS EFFECT Winnipeg. Jan. first practi- cal result of Judge Robson's report with the result, that keepers of cs paid in fines. The women were heavily fined and promised worse should ther return. Citizens dorse the Old City v Council Cranbrook, B. Jan. 14. municipal elections' have just passed CHILDREN BROKE THROUGH ICE ON THE RHINE Cologne. Germany. Jan. group i of children broke through the ice while bel1' Johnson, McXabb and policy of the old council. For the of- fice of mayor Devere Hunt defeated Jas. Finlay, by the large majority 01 55. The new council is compased of the following members Jackson, Camp- skatins on the Rhine last night. Five were drowned whfie four others rescued witli TayJor. The new school trustees are Messrs Elwell, White, McPhec and McKowan. colonial Part in the coronation ceremonies says was at that time about 35 bolow zero' iof and the land thc fire department are to be con- in which the train crews were imperial idea has gripped in Canada j emulated on nrvving so successfully Murray and Armstrong as never before. How far the sugges- i handled what might liavc been a !nn' come to Before thc last storm. die the practically cleared the fiat that such WOHM be tailed by Canada jted innovation is possible I am nn- {disastrous fire. a priceless privilege a of imperial union. and would jable to say, but I am sure His Maj-1 The origin, of tho fire is s Vilong the will see that the colonies arc ade to have bcen caused by dcicctive In represented. hng. Dartly smashcd tacoratod. Fur inn- cast in h- feot were jammed and if necessary to amputate the toes of one foot. CANADA'S IDEALS IN LINE WITH EVERYPART OF EMPIRE London, Jan. Morning Stan p ire- The Standard docs not doubt danl says anent Sir Wilfrid Lanrirr but that Sir Wilfrid's previous dec- and the manufacturers that conscrva- Jaration will hold good, but considers tion of the boundless resources of the Mfiat it have been much better is one of thw grand kloais thc of thc propos- i-uri.ncr cast, in the Cvnrrss ITillcoila uioais t try, howevpr. the weather was rpors ['W'hich is bringing t.hr Canadian pol- !0' e _ j.btatcs boon stated, thereby rei and tber3 may p05' 1Cy in With the drvclor'men1s that j thc uncertainty of the present sibly have bwn some loss. j are occurring in every part of the cm- j tion. thereby removing ;