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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME II. LfTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 1908. WHEW! BUT IT IS COLD IN NORTH NO. 37. Fifty Three Below In the Peace River Region Edmonton, Jan. Bro- din, member for Lesser Slave Lake, came three hundred miles to take his seat in the Legislature this week. When Mr. Bnjdin left his home at Lesser Slave Lake the temperature was 53 degrees below zero und during tho twelve days' journey the temper- ature was never much above that mark. He said that he and Mrs. Bredin came down in a caboose in which they had !X stove going merrily 'every day to keep them warm. Mr. Bredin thinks it will not be long- be- fore there is another mode of travel from the Lesser Slave district to Ed- monton. He believes that the govern ment will guarantee the bonds for a C.N.R. road from Edmonton to Fort Assiniboine, which in course of time will tup the Peace River country. Mr. Bredin is enthusiastic over the possibilities of the whole north coun- try. LETHBRIDGE THE HEAD OF A DIOCESE Bishop Pinkham in his sermon last night at St. Augustin's said that "Lethbridge he hoped was going MMtadl be a seo city of a diocese." GOT A VERDICT London, Jan. Brodt, to of 2sow York, obtained a verdict', of 000 against the London and South- stern Ry. Co., for personal injuries sustained in the Salisbury, train wreck of July 1. 1906, when 27 persons lost their lives. Mrs. Brodt is the wid. ;nv of John E. McDonald, one of the victim.-? of the accident. She has lemarried. -She claimed dam- ages for the death of her former hus- band, but these were not allowed. ROUTE OF THE NEW C.P.R. LINE It is understood that the new Leth- bridge-Calgary branch of the C.P.R. will leave the Lethbridgc-Macleod sec- tion of the Crow's Nest branch at a point where the Scottish store is lo- cated. It will run northerly and northwesterly and strike the Macleod and Calgary line at or near Adler- syde, north of the river, the..3is- tance covered being- about 85 miles. THE COLONIST REGRETFUL NOW WDl ELECTRIFY WESTERN UNES ARCHBISHOP SWEATMAN IN CRITJCAL CONDITION Toronto, Jun. Sweatrnan, who suffering from pneumonia, a turn for the worn: tonight and tho physicians iuive little hope of his life. Accepts Mr. Borden's Statement About Telegram SENSATIONAL CASE NEAR HIGH RIVER Victoria, J. C., Jan. referr- ing to the election telegram incident which created a sensation In Parlia- ment Friday, tho Colonist this morn- ing says editorially, "We are bound to accept Sir. Borden's statement and we express our, great regret at hav- j Ing attributed any sentiments to him which he did not express in printing the despatch." Very Bold Attempt To Burn Farmer's, Barns and Stables Arrests Made LOTS OF SNOW Edmonton, Jan. was re- ceived from Athabasca Landing Fri- day morning that one foot of snow has fallen there since Thursday morn- ing. Old residents of the landing report the depth of snow as great as thev ever saw it. (Special to Herald.) clear that a bold attempt had been High River, Jan. interest j made to burn down the barn and While the neighbors of the people of' this town and dis-! u-ict is centred at the present time I T" this feature of the i affair a friend remarked that he had on a sensational arson case, or ai TORY LEADER FOR NORTH Mr. Robertson Pictures the Great Need Of Railways There Special Correspondence of the Herald Edmonton, January the debate on the address in reply to the speech from the throne was not- concluded when the House rose this evening, yet the main features of the debates have been outlined and pretty well developed. There is only one main feature after all, that is the railway policy of the Govern- ment. Both leaders devoted their heavy arguments this 'afternoon to this question. The leader of the Opposition after a few harmless dia- tribes, "about what the speech did not say went into an elaborate outline of the railway policy of the Opposi- tion uncl the Conservative Party, for whom, the member for High River was careful to announce, he was speaking. He was out and out for built by the Gov- ernment and operated by the Gov- ernment of the Province. He drew a strong picture of the need of rail- ways and pointed out that in the Nanton district there were 500.000 bushels of wheat yet in the fanners' hands, t.is worthy of note that the leader of the Opposition endorsed the attitude of the Government in devising some means .for solving the transportation question of Alberta. "A feature of the argument of the leader of the Opposition was his plett neglect of the South and the Central portion of the Province, in His railway scheme. After stating that the need of railways had reach- ed a crisis he immediately plunged into a description of the need of the far North for railways. Evidently he decirei that the bushels of wheat in the farmers' bins in his own ridinf shall remain there. Premier Rutherford in his reply was not slow to point out the one- sidedness of Mr. Robertson's policy, both as stated before the House this afternon and contained in his reso- lution of last year. Mr. Rutherford who is a keen dialectician nailed the leader of the Opposition and the Par- ty he' represented to their declara- tion of policy as contained in the resolution submitted last year by the Opposition which reads as "Be it resolved that in the opin- ion of this House, the Government least an attempt to commit arson Will Short who lives in the Meadow Farm district, 10 miles west of High River, was entertaining some friends last Friday evening. At about 11.30 o'clock he noticed that the stables of his neighbor, Mr. Demers, were on fire. Mr. Short and his guests hurried across the prairie and found that the straw roof was burning. In the coal shed adjoining a table can- dle burning on-a small box; the candle was placed on an oil soaked gunny sack and shavings. Oil had also been sprinkled on the lumber wall of the house, and inside of the coal bin. Mr. Demers was away from home at the time .but his wife and four small children were asleep up stairs, and it is certain that' the whole'property would have been wip- ed out and probably the lives of the occupants of the house would have been swallowed up by the flames, if it had not been for the providen- tial discovery of Mr. Short. It was noticed a single buggy with two men and two dogs in the neighborhood at 11 o'clock. Mr. Short immediately drove iato High River to inform Ser- geant Thomas of the occurrence. Taking up the clue of the'single buggy seen in the neighborhood, they decided to visit all the livery stables without delay, and in one stable found a horse dripping wet and out- side a buggy, which contained amongst other things a quantity o oiled waste. They proceeded from the livery stable to the hotels, an in the office of the Oxford hotel foun the owner of the horse, Mr. Driscoll and his son, warming themselves a the stove. There was no nigh clerk hotel, the door havia been left unlocked. Sergeant Thomas arrested the tw qufl, Capt: Jamieson, was totally wrecked -orr'-'tbe Seabirds rocks, at the mouth of, Ptachina Bay, close to where the' steamer Valencia was lost with 140 lives two years ago. .Cap. tain Jamiespa's wife and child were killed "by the falling of spars when two of thfe'r. masts came down sooi after the schooner struck. Toronto, Jan. C.P.H. will eventually electrify the lined in the west und be maue in the southern portion of British Columbia. Such was statement made tonight by Wm. Whyte. second vice president of the C. P. R. CITY MAN CONES W. X. Merriam with his wife and family, has reached the city from commencement may soon i Brookline, Ma9s. Mr. Merriam. who has practically spent all his life in a city, has taken 600 acres of land in the Milk Hiver district and will proceed there at once and occupy the home he had built last year, where he will farm extensively. He told the Herald this morning he wanted to get away from the crowded cities and come out to a country where there is which opens at Begina on Tuesday" un iuesaay. and good prospects for future. He says there are a number of New England people coming to Alberta to reside. Men of Mr. Merriam's type are the cind we want in this district and the LIBEL CASES Jan. Laird vs. Scott libel cases are fixed for trial at the sittings of the Supreme court FELL AND WAS KILLED Melvillf, Saek., Jan. Graham, a carpenter while working on a water tank fell 45 feet and was instantly killed. Herald heartily welcomes he and his family to this prosperous district. WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY SAVED MANY LIVES Was Successful In Bringing Aid To Sinking Steamers On the Atlantic IT RAINED AND FROZE UP IN THE EAST Severe and Disastrous Storm In Eastern Ontario Ottawa, Jan. capital and district is in. the grip of the ice king. Rain fell continuously all Friday and Saturday and. towards evening on the LADIES FORM AN A.O.F. CIRCLE on suspicion, and they were brongh before Magistrate Sheppard who re manded them until further evideno has been produced. Sergeant Thomas took the prison, ers to Calgary barracks on Satur day night. FERNIE MAN'IN TROUBLE Son of Mayor Tuttle Accused of Steal, ing Under Arrest Minneapolis, Jan. with stealing from Mrs. Hazel Anderson, of St. Paul, William T. Tuttle, 32 years of age, was arrested in St. Paul this morning. Tuttle is a son of Mayor Tuttle of Fernie, Bri- tish Columbia, and is reputed weal- thy. He came to St. Paul about your ago, 'where he met- Mrs. Ander- son. It is- claimed that he borrowed from her, explaining that he had been arrested for fighting and want- ed that sum to pay his fine. About that time Mrs. Anderson was left by relatives, and Tuttle, it is alleged persuaded her to accompany him to Seattle, where he secured the rest, of the money. Mrs. Anderson returned to St. Paul and swore out a warrant for his arrest. OFF FOR PANAMA Charleston, S. C., Jan. dent-elect Taft, Mrs. Taft and party, including a small staff of distinguish- ed engineers selected to inspect the Isthmus Canal with him, sailed for Panama today. The party will reach New Orleans on the -return on Feb- 13th. SHOTS EXCHANGED WITH A ROBBER Believe "Black Hand" Is To Blame For the Affair of -the Province of Alberta should acquire ihf railways of the Pro- vince running north and south and should as a Government undertak- ing, extend the same into the nor- thern portions of the Province to connect with northern of the said Province, and tap the timber areas and mineral of the Province, or alternatively tlie (fentinutd on A.O.F.ELECT THEIR OEFICERS The following officers of the Ancient Order of Foresters have been duly in- stalled by A. K. Dupen. district Chief Ranger. P. C. R.. E. S. Duncan. C. K. J. T. Rothwell. S. 'C. R., Win. Taylor. Treasurer, Goo. Hill. Fin.-Secty., A. M. Ritchie. Rec.-Sec'y.. S. W. Tuckwell. S. W.. Mark- Beards. J. W., ..I. E. Clarke. S. B., F. German. J. B., J. Thomson. Auditors. E. Hagell. S. W. Tuck- Fernie. B. C.. Jan. a sen sation was caused here this morning by a shooting affray, supposed to iave originated from the movements of the "Black Hand" in this city. Shortly before two o'clock Louis Coresella, who sleeps alone in his new building 6n Baker St. was awakened by a noise and on looking towards bedroom w from whence it came was confronted by a revolver in tho hands of an unknown person and commanded to hold his hands up. In- stead of .doing so ,he took from be- neath his pillow a revolver and fired i at the intruder, who immediately re- turned fire. A number of shots were exchanged, in which one bullet struck Corosella in the fleshy part of the leg.. The would-be assassm.rjpfe.de his escape. New Branch Of Ancient Order Foresters Instituted Here Circle "Sunny Alberta" No. 144 is the title of a new lodge organized in. our city last Friday evening. The ceremony of institution was perfomi- BYE-ELECTION DATES Ottawa, Jan. clerk of the Crown in Chancery issued a writ for a bye-election in caused by the resignation of WmT Sloan in favor of Hon. Wm. Temple- man, minister of Inland Revenue. It will be at least a month before vot- ing can take place. The Conserva- tives will oppose Mr. Templeman. ed. by Companions Mr. and Mrs. E. Scrutin, of Calgary, Alberta, in the Kniglits of Pythias Hall. Twenty- three members faced the organizers for initiation after which the election and installation of officers took place. The following were elected: Chief Companion, Mrs. A. E. Dupen Sub-Chief Companion. Mrs. F. Ger- man. Treasurer, Miss Alice Archer. j Secretary, Mrs. F. T. Robins. Right Guide, Miss May Harrison, Left Guide, Mrs. S. Westley. Inside Guard, Mr. F. German. Outside Guard. Mr. A. M. Ritchie. On the officers taking their places 'hief Companion Dupeu called the meeting to order and in a neat speech spoke of the honor conferred upon her loping to fill the office faithfully and well, to the best of her ability; ask- ing-all officers and members to work well together and make Circle "Sunny Iberta" sunny in the true sense of the word, to be the rainbow midst he storms of life, to help the needy and the sick and care for all members She trusted the circle would grow. Tiey had picked out good officers 'and the help of Companion Scrutin Eind a committee of the A.O.F. Court itar of Lethbridge 8095. had made a start, We had been disappointed back in ovember -of last year on account of slight error being made, when we oped to have been organized, but len as the work was new to us there as some excuse, besides up to No- vember 17th, 1908, the. work- was practically in the hands of thf male New Jan. The drama Republic believed at. one tim the sea, which for more than 24 be sinking, has been kept ailoa the whole world has is limping back to New Yor through the agency of wireless by the revenue cutter Greshan graphy and which has not .steered by the Anchor liner, Fur without tragic features ran The Florida is also slowli its last sensational scenes with under her own steam fo com ing of Sunday's dawn and is to t j port, conveyed by the Americai night nearing a fortunate if New York. Until, an earl] happy today it was believed that th< The ramming of the White together of the two bij liner Republic Saturday morning had not resulted in. death 01 the steamer Florida off to a single passenger or mem. lightship has. been followed by a of the crews. Shortly after mid ies of eveiits constituting one of however, the news was flashed most remarkable of ocean wireless' telegraph that two -pas- on on the Republic had been No less than seven ocean and two others injured. Later the Baltic, the New York, the the day another wireless message nessian, La Lorraine and of four deaths on board the Flor- and the two crippled ships, and Florida are" figuring in this these ..passengers of the Re- ring story. The 442 passengers of were-; killed or the nature of Republic have undergone .two injuries was not known by of- fers on the open sea. First to of the White Star line who crippled Florida on Saturday communicated with relatives of ing again today to the -dead and injured. which is bringing also the 900 of the collision at sea in more passengers from the dense fog canie fitfully by wire-