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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, FAMILY HAD A VERY CLOSE SHAVE NO. 3t. French Senate Will Approve escape The High River Case Arouses a Keen Interest [From Our Own. Correspondent.) High River, Jan. have had some fuller information in regard to the fire at the farm of Mr. Henry De Meur's of Meadow Bank district eleven miles west of High River where Mrs. De Mears and four smal children had such a narrow last Friday night. Mrs. Short had a, roast of meat ii the oven so was up later than usual Had the Short family been in bed at their usual time, nothing coulc have saved Mrs. De Mears and the children for the stair case would have been the first thing that would have caught and it was their only out of the house. Mr. Short happened to go out for a pail of water so noticed the fire. After extinguishing the fire at the De Mears' place, Mr. Short noticed tracks and accompanied by two neighbors and assisted with a lantern they followed these tracks for about eleven miles into High River. Part of the way the tracks were on a road-very- little travelled so it was quite- easy to detect a single bug. Paris. Jan. Fielding's work has borne fruit in the supplementary c-f'iimu-rcial treaty signed at the for- eign office hero on Saturday evening by Sir F. Bertie, British Ambassador, and Mr. Fielding on behalf of His Majesty -and Ministers Pichen, CaiL loux behalf yf the President of France. The details of the new treaty are not given out. It is un- derstood Mr. Fielding made conces- sions to the French government which will to some extent meet the ob- jections raised in the French Senate. It is believed with this modification the treaty made in 1907 it will be approved by the Senate. Mr. CAPTAIN ON- BOARD TO THE END TO LITTLE BOW RIVER Wm. Why to, vice president of the C. P. R., told a reporter at Montreal, that the new Cal- gary-Leth bridge branch would be built as far as the Little Bow River this year. The work will start at the Leth- bridge end. Altogether this will mean 30 miles of new line this vear." Heroism Displayed By Field; is mediarely. way returning to London im- sailing very shortlv for Officers Of the Republic i TO BUILD TO WINNIPEG j Winnipeg, Man., Jan. _________ jSwinford, general agent here for the j Northern Pacific railway returned York, Jan. consid- from St. Paul yesterday. He says erably less than 72 hours after the tile Northern Pacific has secured a' A JOLLY NIGHT FOR SCOTCH PEOPLE Bur n's Anniversary Appropriately Held crush between the ocean liners Kepub-llialf interest in the Midland Ry. own- A NUMBER OF NEW SEATS IN SOUTH Yesterday, the Twenty-fifth of Janu ary, was the birthday of Robert He and Florida, off the Xantucket i b-v Great Northern and jointly shoals, which eventually sent the for-'. start work in the spring rner to the bottom and rendered al-j0'1 a Iije from boundary to Win- most helpless survivors of the acci-; to be complete next fall. dent have found a haven at last. At nightfall tonight passengers from the two vessels were safe in this post, brought here by the Baltic, whilenearing it were the rescued offic- ers and crew of the Republic, safe aboard the derelict destroyer Seneca, to which they were transferred from cutter Gresham, after staying up to the- last moment by their sinking ves-' sel. i GRAIN CONFERENCE IS TO BE HELD Calgary Paper Makes a Redistribution Prediction At the dock in battered Florida, Brooklyn, was the) aboard which the' crew had remained throughout her trying experiences. j Only the ill-fated Republic was want i ing to complete, the list and she was j in last port of call. j Important Gathering Called To Assemble In Calgary vy, shod horse and two dogs. Besides part of the time, one man was walk- ing. The elder Driscoll until recently has been carrying on business as "a shoemaker at High River but along about Christmas went with his son to reside on his homestead 75 miles east of 'High River near Brooks but came in from there on Tuesday last. The father is an aged Irish soldier and lived for a number of years in the U..S. and has been here about two years. The son is nineteen years age. Both father and son were well ac- quainted with the place, having done some plowing there. Up to the pres- ent no motive has been found for the crime which has created a great sensation throughout the High Eiver district. Mr. Short and neighbors and Ser- geant Thomas E. N. W. M. P., deserve much credit for their promptness that night. A delay of a few hours and the Driscolls would have been well on' their way-Uo the homestead and probably all traces lost, for they were going'to the homestead with a wagon. Besides had Mr. Short been five minutes later the candle would have been burnt out and the whole house ablaze. Providence saved Mrs. De Mears and children. The preliminary hearing of the Driscolls on the charge of arson and attempted arson will take place at High River on Friday afternoon noxi. before EL. N. Sheppard, J.P. J. A. McLennan died suddenly this morning at the Economy Livery barn. He was a farmer who lived 27 miles southeast of High River. The body is being held at the undertak- er's pending a coroner's inquest. Calgary, Jan. an article on the redistribution of seats in Alberta the Albertan yesterday said: It i? expected under ordinary con- ditions that the ridings of Lethbridge and-Cardston will be made into three seats, probably one for city of Leth_ bridge. Under the same rule the rid- ings of Macleod and Pincher Creek will doubtless be turned into three ridings. But the riding of High Eiver, which was too large at the last election, will without doubt be divided up into probably three seats, Nanton, High River and Okotoks. Banff may be made smaller, though it has not shared in the increase in population the others have shared. Gleichen and Rosebud will be carved into three or more seats. The other ridings further north will be divid- ed up on a different basis than be- fore, for the reason that settlement- has proceeded east and west as well a.s north and south. EcknontOn, Jan. moat Little could be learned from Captain portant grain conference ever held in Rochmi, of the Florida tonight, but.'Alberta will be held in Calgary' on according to others who had been on' Wednesday and Thursday, February 1 J went wrong 13rd and 4th. according to a state- steeriag wheel ment by Premier Rutherford to a Her aid representative late The conference will be held during the seed fair and invitations commander yelled for it to be dy been sent out. Farmers, track board. Something with the Florida's when the collision was imin- ent. One story- had it that the quar- termaster had the wheel, when the at starboard. Hts put it to port in- stead and the liners crashed into each ards agree in saying mander followed" the recreancv. so essential in any Scotch gathering. Stiss Molly Johnston danced the High land Fling very gracefully, and would have danced the sword dance as well, had time allowed. Rev. Mr. Gordon, the chairman spoko briefly about the life and songs of Burns. Soon, after ten the company went across the way to the Hub Cafe for supper. The Haggis was duly car- ried in. procession, to accompaniment of the pipes. Then, after the "Ad- dress to a Haggis" had been given with great spirit, the company fell to. __ After supper they assembled again in An injured quartermaster] called in view of the large amount of i OUver's HaU- dancing was-begua; led other. Another story man dropped his wheel when danger impended. buyers, elevator men, grain inspect- ors, bankers, boards of trade from is that the Alberta and Vancouver and New fifest- in the Both panic. minster and members stew- j inent will attend. of the Govem- Burns, and was observed as such by Scotchmen the world over. In Leth- bridge a small and enthusiastic com- mittee, of which Mr. Thomas Flem- ing was secretary, took the matter j up, and arranged a fitting celebration for the evening. They deserved to succeed; succeed they did. Some fifty couples gathered in Oliver's Hall ab- out half past eight. For an hour and a half they listened with close ap- preciative attention, to a capital con- cert, given by local talent. There were Scottish songs in abundance. In such stirring choruses as that of "Gae bring to me a pint o' the whole company joined lustily. The instrumental music was particularly good. No one needs to be told of Mr. Ely's skill at the piano, while those who have not already heard Mr. MacMillan play the violin as well as those familiar' with him, will wish to j hear him again. Mr. Home and Calder, the pipers, arrayed in High- land glory, furnished the pipe music Another Big Lumber Change Southern Alberta has seen some big moves in the lumber business during the past few weeks. The Staples Lumber Co., Ltd., a few ago saw stJirite in the officers and as a result the name has been changed to The Crown Lumber Com- pany, Ltd. We have it on good au- thority that L. P. Stranahan, former- y superintendent of the Staples Lumber Co., and J. W. Davidson, the vice president of the same com- pany, have bought out the interest of Mr. Staples, the president of the ompany, who is severing his con- nection with the firm. With the ex- ception, of the change in the officiary uid name, the company will con- luc-t th" business as formerly. DAUPHIN IHP. USED FIVE TONGUES In Making a Speech In the House Of Commons DEBENTURES BRING BIG PRICE Hospital Bonds Sell At a Very Good Premium that the com- quartermaster "Every one interested in the pur- chase, sale, storage and shipment of with an iron spike, following what he j Alberta grain will be said Pro must have considered the seaman's mier Rutherford. ...The-conference from the Florida was brought to port Alberta grain which will now go west DEPUTATION TO GO TO EDMONTON in the Baltic today. He stoutly of east as formerly. serted that he was not at the wheel Among the subjects taken up will when the accident occurred. The Captain of the Republic refused to leave and the second officer V mained -at his side. An hour later, while tin. searchlights of. the tug, Mary of Scully, were playing on the scene two shots were heard from the bridge of the Republic, two blue lights j Grain Act for Alberta's' were burned and the bow of the doom ed steamer shot up into the air and the great liner sank stern first. Just before she went down, Capt. Sealby be "Our mutual by C. W. W. Rowley, Canadian Bank of Com- merce, Calgary, car distribution and how it affects the large farmer, small fanner, elevator man, track buyer and railroads." "Difficulties under the Manitoba by W. L. Strong, Alberta Pacific Eleva- tor Co.; "An Alberta Grain Act for, western shipments" and "An amend- ment for the present Inspection Act, A special meeting of the Council People North Of City Are Very Eager For Rail-. ways ROOT RESIGNS Washington, D. C., an. tary of State Root has tendered to President Roosevelt his resignation to be effective on qualification of his successor, Robert. Bacon, whose nom- ination for the premiership of the cabinet, along with that of J. G. O'Loughlin to be assistant secretary of state in place of Mr. Bacon went to the Senate today. Root will enter the Senate as successor to Senator Watt, of New York. Don't Worry About Strike Sundial, Jan. railroad com miutee of the Sundial district held a meeting on the 22nd to appoint delegates to meet in joint session to consider the election of delegates to present their cause before the Pro- vincial officials at Edmonton, and al- so appointed members to post notices throughout the district, requesting each land owner to fill the holes and climbed the mast while his second of-1 providing for the elimination of the ficer jumped from the rail. They were j word' 'Manitoba' and substitution of rescued by one of the Gresham's Canada.' At the present in command of Gunner John-j time wheat not shipped as Alberta j red is classed Manitoba and as Sas- tleck of the Republic, j katchewan and Alberta are now pro- ns she went down, rested two caskets, ducing large quantities of wheat, the boats son. On the after containing the bodies of Mrs. Eugene! name should Lynch, of Boston, and W. J. Canada, of Langdon, N. D., who were tilled be changed to Western in the collision between the Republic and Florida. the bottom af fathoms of water over her. The Republic rests on the Atlantic with 38 Fftrnie, Jan. Forme Ledg- er, the official organ of the. IVHne Workers says; The press during the last few days have been conjecturing a large, strike among the miners about April 1st. They state that an account of the agreements' expiring on that date there is bound to be trouble. We disagree with them on that score, as "the relations existing between the operators and men arc extremely good. Of course there is always more or less disputes to be settled, and while at a few camps there may slight difficulties, still as a whole there is no reason to expect or trouble at all. cattle trails along the public highway adjoining his premises. While this work is not compulsory we hope that none will be neglectful as not to give it their earliest attention. The site for a now postofficc has been granted to the people in the north of Tp. 14, R. 19, and they will hold a farmers' meeting on Wednesday) Feb. 3, to organize in connection! xvith the Sundial district. Mrs. John Gibson and Miss Sophia; Engca are suffering from a severe at-1 tack of Lagrippe. J Gilbert Johnson, late of Souris, Man., has taken up residence on his homestead. Mr. Johnson comes rec- j nmmended as an enterprising young 1 man, but we won't accept his creden- j tinls ii he doesn't hustle around and get himself a good wife. Elmer Jones, who xvas expected to able to return home from the hos- pital at Lethbridge very soon has been subjected to another operation by rea- son of a second abccss forming on his side. Many of our citizens have taken ad- vantage of the' fine weather we arc having to lay in a supply of coal. Mr. and Mrs. Jap Gaddie were in TELEGRAPHIC BRIEF? It is reported that Mr. W. H. Hoyle, M.P.P., will shortly be .taken into the Ontario cabinet. I. S. Cowan has been appointed po- lice magistrate at Edmonton, with, a salary of Dorando and John Hayes of Kew York will meet in a 15-mile race at St. on February 22nd. It is said Rev. D. C. Hossack, a Presbyterian minister, is to become leader, of the Liberal party in Ontario. Last night the House sat and receiv- ed the petition from Mr. Rosenroll ask ing for an act to amend the Wetaski- win Charter and from Mr. Puffer for ail act to amend -the Lacombe Char- ter. An act to validate and confirm a bylaw of the town of Camrose to .raise was introduced by Mr. Rosenroll and received a second read- ing and referred to the committee on municipal law. An act amending Lethbridge Charter was introduced by Mr. McNab and referred to the same committee. off with the Highland Schottische to the accompaniment of the pipes, and for several hours the dancing went on. In an interlude the chairman spoke of the proposal made by some pres- ent to establish a regular Caledonian Society in Lethbridge. The time seems ripe for such a move. A so- ciety of this kind could do much, for the town and its Scottish residents. They could arrange for an annual cel- bration like that held last evening. They could engage singers and pro- vide Scottish concerts from time to time. They could greet Scots on their arrival here, help them, to feel at home, -and aid them in getting! work. All men of Scottish birth or descent would be eligible for member- ship. It is hoped that those Scots present at last night's celebration and all others in Lethbridge will bear this proposal in mind, then, when place ing are fixed, will try to be present, was last night to receive ten- ders i-.r the hospital deben- tures. At the appointed time W. G. Robinson opened the various tenders, the highest bidder being Wood-Gundy Co., whose offer of was ac- cepted. The order in which the tenders were opened is as fallows: W. C. Breut Dominion Securities Corpor- ation W. A. Mackenzie