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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME DEPUTATIONS WAITING ON CABINET Lethbridge Men Talk Railways To the Ministers LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1908. f O. lulnionton, Jan. kaow where values are over the actual vjtliu1 which is disgraceful, but Ccl- jr.u-v is an excellent example and I ma gratified to learnt the assessment t.h'-iv is "so low. It looks like a good husiwss proposition to me and the j ulk-y ol not increasing the asse-is- niPiit is good" said J. T. nt RH! Deer today when sitting a? u ini-nibcr of the committee on muni- cipal law, which was conferring rith delegation from Calgary, consist, Messrs. Jamieson, Gillies and Mvfiat. Messrs. Gushing and Riloy the delegation who wanted Canary's borrowing powers increased from fifteen to twenty per cent', of oh-; jissessment value. Mayor Jamiesoa pointed out that the assessment was only eighteen mills, and that the Council considered it better to tlK- money required by getting the borrowing powers increased than by niisine; the assessment value or tax- ation. He also said that the improve- ments contemplated required more money than could be raised on a fif- teen per cent basis, but that the im- provements were all paying ones. Mr. Gillis also spoke along the name lines and both speakers answer- t-d many questions put by Messrs. Gushing and Kiley and the commit- ti'-pmen on the class and extent of im- provements contemplated. "I sec nothing very objectionable in the said Chairman Mac- kenzie. "Everything is very credit. rejoined Mr. Moore and the committee adjourned. The bill will come before the house on Tuesday next and.there is no ques- tion but that the committee will t. LUMBER GOES UP Vancouver, Jan. ber prices have advanced a thousand feet on common grades in Vancouver, and within a very short time there will be an advance affecting all other outside points. This was a statement made today by a saw mill operator. A.D.C. IS BUSY WITH THE SWORD Endeavored To Slice Up Home Secretary In Corea WILL EXTEND STREET RAILWAY Edmonton, Jan. 27.-The decision to build five miles of extensions to the street railway system during the com- ing season was the outstanding fea- ture of the work of the city council Tokio, Jan. special report at committee meeting from Seoul conveys the news that evening. whije the imperial train the emperor of Korea and Count Ito of Japan, who are making a trip of in. spection through northern Korea, wag enroute to Pyeng Yeang, one of the Emperor's Aides attacked the home secretary with a sword. The official escaped with hia life but suffered a wound, the severity of which is not known. A bomb was also thrown in a temporary building at Kaisonon which was used for the reception of the emperor. TORONTO'S POPULATION Toronto, Jan. ing to the 1909 edition -of Might's Directory, Toronto's population, including East To- ronto and Deer Park, which have been annexed to city, is SIR RICHARD AND THE LC.R. MUST PUT IN SWITCHES Edmonton, Jan. the next fnw weeks it is practically cer- tain thai the Edmonton Radial Rail- way Department will be compelled to place automatic derailing switches at all the crossings over the C. P. R. and G. T. P. and C. N. R. lines. JEFFRIES IN VAUDEVILLE-. San Francisco, Jan. J. Jeflries, retired heavyweight cham- pion of the world, will appear in vaudeville throughout the larger cities of the" East, beginning March 1st in Xew York. It is reported that Jef- fries is to get for his work, though the details of the financial arrangements are withheld. GET A PEEK AT TENDERS commend the granting of the re- quests. That the Grand Trunk mean to get busy on branch lines immediately, wits manifest in the House today by the presentation of., a petition intro, duijsd by Mr. Mackenzie from D'Arcy. Tate and others, to be incorporated as the Alberta Southwest Railway Co. Much secrecy is being observed, but it is said on good authority that the new line will run from Calgary through the Crow's Nest to the coast, or failing this from some point be- tween Calgary and Coutts through the Crows Nest. Mr. Marcellus, of Pincher Creek, presented the petition for incorpora- tion of the Southwest Alberta Railway (V This line -will run from Pincher Creek through the Blood Indian Re- serve to Mountain View and then in- to Montana. Rumor also says that D'Arcy Tate's road will be the same route and that both organizations cannot be granted a charter. Pincher Creek parties are behind the second line. Bills for incorporation of the Cal- gary Fire Insurance and Northwest- frn Life Insurance company, both of Calgary, were introduced by Mr. Cushing and given their first reading today. Other small routine business was conducted and the House adjourn- till tomorrow. Railways for Southern Alberta is the paramount question in the Legislature ancl is more manifest daily. This morning a delegation of six from Eelhbridge, headed by Ex- Mayor Galbraith, waited on Premier Kutheriord, deploring conditions at present prevailing in Southern Al- berta through lack of railway facili- ties. Tomorrow a delegation from Medicine Hat, headed by Mayor Milne, will meet the government for the same purpose. They will also ask far the establishment of an experi- mental farm, at Medicine Hat. A Camrose deputation also attended this morning asking the government to guarantee bonds for the proposed branch of the C. N. R. from Edmon- to Calgary. Dr. Laffejrty and Mayor Jamieson, interviewed the government this af- ternoon regarding assistance to es- No Chance For Tories To Get Contracts, Says Monk THE NAVY Washington, Jan. Roosevelt is of the opinion that the organization of the navy department is not such as to bring the best re- sults and today he. appointed a com- mission whose announced duty will be "To consider certain needs of the navy." The president's action was somewhat of a surprise. VERMONT CONTRIBUTES Montpelier, Jan." ap- propriation of was made for the observation July next jointly with New York and Canada for th'e tercentenary of the discovery of Lake Champlain, by the Vermont Legisla- ture todav. Cannot Operate the Government Road Economically MAY SUCCEED EARL GREY London, Jan. is be- lieved that the promotion of Hon. John Sinclair, secretary of Scotland to the peerage is not unconnected with the prob- ability that- he may be ap. pointed successor to Earl Grey _as a Governor General of Can- ada. A GOOD IDEA A Permanent Court to Settle Differ ences Between Canada and States London, Jan. at big reunion dinner of county an former county councillors last night George C. Gibbons, K. C., chairman of the Canadian section of the In ternational Water Ways Commission in regard to a recent treaty with the United States said the main idea o the commissioners as embodied in thi treaty was to establish a commis sion or permanent court in a broac sense of the word to settle all dis putes which might arise in future between Canada and the TJnitec Ottawa, Jan. the House of Commons this afternoon the Premier announced that Collingwood Schriebcr bad been agreed upon by the chief en- gineer of the National Transcontinen- tal and the chief engineer of the Grand Trunk Pacific in the arbitra- tion re classification. The Premier also stated that the Government had not taken any action in regard to the objections entered by the English press in Japan against W. T. B. Preston. Dr. Reid of Grenville moved a reso- lution in regard to- the opening of- tenders. The object was to provide a method which would protoot the in- terests of all tenderers. Dr. Pugsley answered for the government, stating that the present system was all right. There had been no proof adduced by the public accounts committee of its failure. F. D. Monk regretted the govern- ment's decision. There was a strong impression current throughout the country that there was no use tender- ing ail government contracts unless one a strong pull with the gov- ernment. The debate was continued by sever- al speakers and then Mr. Foster brought up the, -dredging scandal at St. John. To this Mr. Pugsley made a vigorous defence and was still. spen.kir.g- when the House adjourned. FIRE ON THE BOTTOM The fire department received a cal during the night to the premises of Andy Anderson in the bottom. It is supposed that sparks from the C.P.R. bridge engine set fire to a quantity ol loose hay, which spread to a stack of about five tons weight. For sortie time the house and barn were threatened but the successful action of the chemical soon placed this prop erty out of danger. Some difficulty was experienced by the Brigade in making the descent to the Bottom on account of the slippery condition of the road, but notwith- standing a quick run was made. FIRE AT PORTAL Kfimiare. N. D.. Jan. 27.--Fire to- day damaged a lumber yard at Por- tal, and scorched the Soo Railway round house and did other damage. The total loss is a branch laboratory in Cal- SarY to meet the wants of Southern Albfirta. The proposition was favor- a% received and necessary nssist- will probably be rendered. The matter will go before- Mr. Finlay, will bring it into the House. WILL DROP PROTEST Ottawa, Jan. 27.--It is k-arned that Conservatives will 'drop pro- ceC'dinfM in protesting Sir Wilfrid Laurier for Ottawa. This will mean a bye-election in Ottawa, during the present session, as the Premier will sit for Quebec East. Across Ocean In Lifeboat Hoboken, N. J., Jan. McGovern listened to a remarkable stowaway story when three young Germans were arraigned before him. They had finished their trip across the ocean in a life boat hanging and swinging on iis davits amidships on the starboard side of the North Ger- man Lloyd liner, Kaiser Wilhehn der Grosse last night, and were waiting for an opportunity to escape from the vessel when they were discovered and they put up such a stiff fight that the police had to called in to help the crew to subdue them. The men said they had boarded the vessel at Burner Haven on the night of Jan- uary 18th and concealed themselves in the life boat. The ship sailed next day. They had with them when, they boarded the vessel enough food to last them for about a day and a. half. Each lifeboat is provided with a keg of water and a supply of sea biscuits and on these supplies _ they subsisted comfortably after their own provisions had given out. WILL GO Winnipeg, AFTER EDMONTON Man. Jan. N CUBA Havana, Jan. new era of Cuban independence, dawned today when the- affairs of the island which have been administered by Ameri- can officials for more than two years as a result oi .the revolution against Former President Palma, were form- ally transferred to the newly elected native officials. Ottawa. Jan. the Senate to- day Sir Richard Cartwright. the new Government leader spoke in defence oi the expenditures. oi' the Government since 1898. This he justified by de- claring the public executed were commensurate with the amount of -money spent. Speaking of the T. C. R. he said somethingwould be done but. he was afraid it-was a tough proposition. He declared under the government owner- ship system it would always run at much greater expense than if man- aged by a private company. DAN MANN TALKS WHY KEEP US GUESSING Warden Of Penitentiary Has a Sensation But Does Not Spring It New Westminster, Jan. because a recent dispatch intimated that the discipline in the British Co, lumhia penitentiary was not perfect during his tenure of D. D. Bourke, ex-deputy, warden and for months actually warden-has written to the press intimating that unless Justice is done him he will "open a new field for moriil reformers by tell- ing the world the truth about the escape of" Bill Miner and his three convict who levanted from the British Columbia penal in- stitute in August, 1907, Mr. Burke states that the disclosures he may make public would be sensational and far reaching. Railroad Magnate Wants Canada to Enter Navy Business Victoria, Jan. a speech giv- en before the Canadian Club af luncheon today, D. D. Mann, of the Canadian Northern Railway, strongly urged the advisability, of the estab- lishement of a Canadian naval sta- tion at Esquimalt, to work in con- junction with the Imperial navy. Also the equipment of naval training ships. Regarding the extension of the Can- adian Northern Railway in British Columbia he said the question was now being taken up with the provin- cial government but he made no def- inite announcement. STRIKE AT HAMILTON Hamilton, Jan. big strike o the steel moulders of the city threatened. The employers are try ing to reduce the wages 15 per cent The present agreement expired on Jan. 1 and has not been since re newed. DON'T WANT BETTING Spokane, Wash., Jan. facing with bookmaking, pool-selling and other, gambling attachments not favored in Spokane, which has the only track in the extreme eastern part of the State. This is evidenced by the fact that residents o: the city have joined in a memorial to the legislature, urging iis members to adopt a law making betting at race tracks a felony. CANADA'S CURLERS WON Glasgow, Jan. Canadian curlers today defeated the Glasgow province players in a 12 rink match at Crossmylouf. The score was 219 TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Gco. Machon, a well known Calgary Id timer, is dead. The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch klasons decided to hold its next an- nual convention at Toronto in Febru- ary, 1910. .r Matthew M. Walsh died at Ottawa aged 74 years. He was secretary to Ion. John 'Costigan throughout his government career. _ x A militia order issued today author zes the formation of the Kith lypht Torse Cadet Corps with headquarters t Grenfel, Sask. It is stated on good authority that he C.P.R. has acqa.'red all the land t needs for terminals Trmce Al- >ert, Sask. The Vancouver Hoard of Trade wil] ender a luncheon to Mr. D. the Canadian Northern on Satur- day afternoon. Sir Hibbert Tupper, Lady nd Miss Tupper arrival at rom Halifax and jeavc tonight FOOTBALL IN OLD LAND. London, Jan. first round of the Scottish Cup resulted as fol- lows Thistles of West CaL der Swifts 0, Elgin City 1; Mother- well 6, Greenock Morton 0; Aber- deen, CL. Dundee_f 9; Ayer Park House 0, Hibernians Vale of Leven 0; Ayrdie 1, St. Johnstone 0; Glasgow Rangers 3, Port Glasgow A. 6; Dunblate 0, Clyde .0; Dikeshead 0, Broxbourne 1; Leith 1, Leith 2; Celtic 4, Allon Athletic 2; St. Mir- ren 2, Heart of Mid. 2; Kilmarnock 1, Talkirk 2; East Stirlingshire I, Third Lanark 5; Brechin City 1, Ham- ilton 2; Queen's Park .0, Clentoaren 2; Belfast Celtics 0, Distillery 4. Two G. T. R. Men Killed MODEL FARM NEAR STIRLING Minneapolis Concern Will Raise Winter Wheat Only Jan. a col- lision of freight trains in a blinding snow storm at noon today on the Grand Trunk near here. Fireman Root of Palmerstou and Brakeman Smith, of Southampton, were killed and En- gineer Jos. Arkell seriously injured- Newfoundland Is Not Content St. John, Nfld., Jan. New- FARMER8 WIDE AWAKE. Portland, Ore., Jan.- of the Pacific Farmers' Union, an organization composed of J40 ,Wal fanners' organizations of the inland empire, spent today in Port- land, viewing'sites .available for ware- and'docks. The object of the organisation is to market their tnd do nwny with the 's profits. foundland Cabinet has not accepted the draft of the proposed fisheries ,'ijnvfifH-nt arranged at Washington, but on the other hand has submitted counter proposal to the British Ambassador Bryce and Secretary of State Root. The newspapers opposed to Sir Robert Bond's government expressed the opinion that the Premier does not intend to accept a Washington agree- ment. meeting of the Maple Leaf and Sham- rock representatives yesterday, it was decided to terminate the profession- al 1 eague .season with, Friday night's game. This gives the Shamrocks the championship as they have already won three games to the Maple Leafs' ono. The Shamrocks will keep their team together and go to Edmonton after the Fit Reform cup and if suc- cessful in that, will also endeavor to lift the Stanley Cup. THE MAN FOR US Ottawa. Jan. Railway Com- mission has divided up among its membership the work .of the provinc- es. Albcrw and British Columbia Commissioner Mills. CHINESE VERY BOASTFUL The following was sound written across a Canadian paper in large letters in one of the local Chinese laundries: "The Chinese army is great change. Soon, the solders all same's English solders after teen year. We get. ting strongest cowntrise in the world. Then we knok everyone out." TRIED TO STEAL AUTO Toronto. Jan. attempt was made to steal the automobile of D. D. Mann from his residence on the Kingston Road. The thieves were for It is likely a Japanese of eight ships will visit Australia early in 1910. A test cose will be tried in Edmon- ton this week in connection with the recent order issued by the Chief of Po lice there, forbidding the operation of slot machines in that city. Harx'ard defeated Laval University of Montreal, hockey team at Boston by a score of Lady Gait Is Dead At Toronto Toronto. Jan. Gait, wi- dow of the late Sir Thomas Gait, died at her home on .larvis St. to- day aged 86. She leaves five daugh- ters and four sons. One of the deugh tors is Mrs. Stewart Tupper of Win- nipeg and one of the sons. Albert Gait of the same city. Lady Gait was a relative of Mrs. C. A. Magrath, of this city. SMALLPOX ERADICATED. Calgary, Jan. which has been alarming the citizens for the last six months, is completely eradicated. The last smallpox pa- tient has been discharged from tbe >os Hospital, and the last quar- antine has been raised from the pri- vate residences. Though compara- tively a large number of people had the disease, in every case it was a mild attack, and there was not a single death. A NEW INSPECTOR Medicine Ha'l, Jan. Letellier CKConnor, of Little Plume, has been appointed inspector of homesteads for this district. He will probably move into the city. His work will be the inspection of the manner in which homestead regulations are be- filled. PREPARING FOR THE SHOW The Poultry Association held a committee meeting in the Whitney Block on Tuesday evening. The principal business was making the final arrangements for'the show on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week. The Oliver Hall has oeen secured for the affair and everything promises or A very successful exhibition. Mr. D. J. Whitney, on behalf of the deputation which waited on the City Council re a grant, announced to the' meeting that ho had pleasure in say- ing that the Council had made them a gre.nt of and moved that a vote of thanks be tendered to the Council for their generous gift which was passed unanimously. The admission to the exhibition will bo 25c., children lOc. The local intending exhibitors should not fail to notify the secretary The A. C. Bohrnstedt-Co., of Min- neapolis, have purchase.d a .section and a half of land near Wells Siding, gouth of Stirling, which they are go- ing to operate as a demonstrating farm, raising1 winter wheat only. They will put in 400 acres br-more this season and will put in a set of model farm buildings 'worth aboul They expect to run a farm which will be a model m every way. Mr. L. E: Townsend, who was super intendent of the Wells Land Cat- tle Company's Farm, will tie the farm superintendent, and will not only sup- erintend the farming on the Demon- farm but will also superin- tend the farming on the Co-Operative Wheat Banch Company's lands south of Raymond. The Co-Operative Wheat Ranch Co. is a farming- company formed by the Bohrnstedt company, and consists principally of Wisconsin and Minneso- ta people. It has a capital of 000 and will raise winter wheat ex- clusively. At least 1600 be broken up this season. The Company not only intend to LUMBERMEN SHY AT THE FEES Coast Men Think the Lawyers Get Too Much Money Vancouver, B. C., -Lum- bermen have a petition that will be presented to the governs ant praying relief from the heavy charges made by lawyers conducting cases in court. The government is asked to adopt some- provision for arbitration or some inexpensive means of settling disputes. Not only that but -the sug- gestion ic made that the proceedure be such that litigants may conduct their' own case. CALIFORNIA DELAYS Tern- Legislation Against Japanese porarily Put Aside Sacramento, Jan. tion against the Japanese was tem- porarily put aside by the state legis- ature today as a resiilt of an agree- ment between .President Roosevelt, Governor GiHett and the leaders of houses. Assemblyman A. M. Drew agreed after a conference with the governor amend .his anti-alien bill. G. L. Johnson was not willing to postpone action on the Japanese bills, but a motion to put all the measures over or a week prevailed with little op. position. The governor the "follow- rig the president: "I .must again express from the tandpoint of all our people the ap- preciation of the great service that 6u are rendering, I have absolute nd entire faith in the judgment and atriotism of the people of .the great tate of California ana I know they ill support. 'My letier is already n the wayftp you and make t" public whenever ou desire. assist in selling- Sunny Southern Al- berta land, but they inicn-1 to help develop the country as well. They havo a? so engaged a contract- or, Mr. David F. Bobbins, who will build model farm buildings on the demonstratinf farm. Buildings also be erected .or customers, and upon lands which Jthe company sell. A BIG DROP Toronto, Jan. have been taken for the formation of Canada Steel company. A syndicate has se- cured a new process of making steel at a fraction of the present cost and that too from common ore. It is at present plentiful in New Ontario. The new process will reduce the cost of tool steel from to 10 cents'a pound. Treaty Debated At Washington SASKATOON'S EXCITEMENT Arrests Made of Railway Officials on Serious Charges Saskatoon, Jan 1 connection with the theft ot worth of liquor from a C. P. R; car here, for which Elmer P. R. foreman is now in custody awaiting trial, it appears that this theft is merely one of quite extensive depredations, chiefly involv- ing coal. Detective Mason, of the C. P. R. secret service has" succeeded in un- folding a somewhat unexpected con- dition of things, one development of his effort being the arrest of Wilbur Powe., .chief clerk, cashier and pay- master at the .0. P. E. freight office. Powe's arrest ;cqmes as a surprise as he was very well thought of. G. A. Morrin, clerk in the employ- ment of Wm. McFarlane, jeweler who absconded last with in cash and several rings, has been ar- rested.- He confessed his guilt and returngd the stolen property. As he has wired Mends in. the East to make a refund of the missing money, fur- ther proceedings have been suspend- ed to. gire it time to arrive. CONDUCTOR DID NOT DISAPPEAR Medicine Hat, Jan. Times says: It has been reported that Conductor Bone of the silk train mix- ed up in the wreck at Side wood, dis- appeared the .day of the accident. As a matter of fact Bone did not dis- appear at all, unless disappearance means not leaving rhis address for every minute of his existence. Far from disappearing. Bone gave evi- dence at the inquest as exclusively reported in last week's Times. He was in the city for a day or two after the accident and has been here a ouple of times since with no evi- dence of hiding himself. Bone is a single man, most of whose time is spent in Calgary. He knew that the accident meant dis- missal, and as there was -nothing ow- ing him, he had no reason for staying here. It is probable that he will be available any time he is wanted. WANT RATES Vancouver, Jan. REDUCED, fruit Washington, D. C., Jan. devoting over four hours to a consid- eration of the Canadian water ways treaty today the Senate adjourned without, having made any substantial progress toward ratification of the in- strument. The treaty will probably be considered daily until voted upon. Senator Win. Alden Smith insisted that the treaty should not be ratified without a provision fixing a division of. the interests of Canada and the United States in six million two hundred and three thousand tons aorse power provided by the rapids n the St., Marys river. He showed i_______________ that only one per cent, of the flow of Toronto, Jan. Seay, growers of the lower Fraser Valley _ are out after the scalp of the Domin- ion Express because of its charges on fruit shipments from this vicinity to the Winnipeg Today a delegation of representative .fruit ip-owers arrived in Vancouver for the purpose of laying before the officials of the company the views of the hor- ticulturists of the lower Fraser, and asking that certain reductions ,be made in the rates of shipment to Winnipeg. the river is required to operate the ocks at Sault Sta. Marie, leaving ,hc remainder of the vast flow to be if they want thoir exhibits collected, utilized for power purposes. colored, was found guilty at the Crim- inal Assizes of an attempt to murder his wife. Sentence will be later. ;