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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta HAD A BIG FIRE Livery Barn And Oth- er buildings Destroy- ed-Hcavy Loss Claresholtn, July fire started to-night in the Fegibson livery barn, and did twenty-'thousand dollars of -damage..1, All that saved the town' was the absence of wind. The fire was in the building a long time before ,t was noticed. Then the; flames shot through the roof before the alarm sounded. There were eigHty. tons of hay in the bam which fell through on the horses before the slightest effort could be made, to save them. .The townspeople turned: out in force and did.'great work, the new, water ser- vice splendidly -used through several streams. .J. big department store was savedCby a slight breeze blowing opposite The buildings destroyed were the j livery: barn and dwelling owned by James Baiiey, of value 800, contents owned 'by P. E Gib-, son, 5 -Priest's woodrwork" shop .Booth's, blacksmith shop, 5 Greridux' liquor.; laundry- slightlf damaged. 'Several outbuildings, .were destroyed.. i-Prob-. ably... half the loss is. Covered by in- The. origin" is probably, drunks .smoking--in the bam. Two in- mates by'-. suffocation: Corbett, of the Queen's' Hotel, was injured by a falling team der. Among the interested visitors-in the city Steele "of Steele, Mitchell. ..Limited, of who not been here before for twenty years. Mr. Steele was .formerly in the photograph.-. business LethbrJdge, and builtYtie studio on_Redpath" street now occupied photo- grapher. Naturally Mr. ,'is greatly surprised at the changes in Lethbridge and. the marvellous growth that the city has .had. When he was living here bought some pro perty which has been let -lie "during the two decades-and one of ant features of'his visit here is to line the greatly enhanced value of the pro pei-ty. TO-DAY Seventeen-year-old Otto Eppers, ol Brooklyn, jumped from the' Brooklyn bridge, 135 the water to win a purse of J250 and two suits of clothes. WILL GIVE THE BOY A HOME The Lethbridge Tournament Takes iPlsice End Of the Week) The Calgary shooting tourtia ment is being held and to morrow., The championship, of, Al bcrta will be .to-morrow morning. J..C. Livingstone, B Stafford, J. W. Stafford; K. stone and Harry, pilling left yester- day., to' shoot .through, the meht. They are also.'Rnterino- as shoot J75 j-urse -to-morrow afternoon. On Thursday -aH the professionals aind from! twenty to thirty- aniat-fiurs will leave Calgary for the big i.eth- bridge shoot, which -vvill commence at nine o'clock 'Friday Harold R-heaks, the. fifteen-year-old Edmonton lad picked' up by the. city police and who has since been in the charge of Capt. Adams, of the Salvation. Army, has been found a home by Chief :Gillespie. In communication with Supt'. of Neglected, and. Delinquent Children Chadwick, the chief learned tha't.Uie lad had been under the of the department several times, but it was unable- to do anything with him. Supt. Chadwick advised that -the chief get him committed reformatory. A farmer, however, from Keho, who said.he had no family of his tinuing .through Saturday. without be the biggest ''trap j shooting event- ever --pulled off in Lstti' bridge. The traps "are" right, of -the ball park, and the public aie very welcome to witness the -A number of. the trophies are on view '-in .the Stafford-Agnew Co.'s window. Trainmen And C P. R. Are Arranging7 Montreal, Que.; July 4.-There are indications that the long series" of; conferences between the.Canadian Pa- cific and the representatives, of the Trainmen Conductors' Union are coming 1tb "an, end, ;ahd -the dispute as to wages will-be amicably: settled.: It. is" intimated that .unless unforeseen difficulties arise, the whole matter i will be concluded tb-morfbw. The, broad issues of the dispute have already: been dealt .with, and this recent conferences, so it "is -stated, have been devoted to settling, details, working out the complex series of a wage scheduled: .Very little :remams -o be of and with'the present: good .feeling the company, .of-1 ficials and the; is .the: it' is hoped hat this will be dealt; with: to-mor- OW, When this the .'Cana- dian Pacific will still have another" wage dispute, on their the Chicago. July.: contributed two-deaths to a -cbiai in 'the country.- for Fourth of July victims. 1785 .were injured, Including :25 nerel PASSENGER CHANGE Passenger crews on} the C. P. R, have, been notified that commencing July required, to run from -Medicine Hat to Macleod and, from Macleod to Cranbrook in- stead of from Medicine Hat .to Leth- bridge, Crow's Nest -Nest--to The change affects only engine crews, as J" s; trainmen run Bright through from City Council Object to the Kingsgate Landing or application of their cornmercial' tele-; graphers for .wages, which has been .for j ,in appearances, in' Cen- Premier Roblin And Professor Winnipeg, July.. Building -At the- council meeting; .last, night Major J. S. Stewart' of the 25th Battery C. P. A.j a.. letter. from- the officer commanding this military, dis- trict and -plans of the; proposed Xeth- bridge arinon', deseription of which appeared Herald last .week; The: secretary-treasurer; in-.: structed to rthe: orities that the city- -council not" consent to any: such., s.hack .being Jjuilt' upon, the lots which., the city "intended dotting for the purpose of ah armory to the government. Ottawa, Julv orders affecting Western mihtai} units were issued today as follows; mh, the Alberta Counted Rifles, to be major, Captain G. W. Marriott, vice F. C. Jamieson, transferred. To -be major, Capt L. j. Whitaker, vice :P. Allen, resigned. Captain, Lieut. L: vice Marriott, promoted; 23rd Alberta Rangers, to be captain Lieut. H. B.-.Brown on organization. To be Provisional Lieutenant, F. Brandon _ Lieut F W G George is permitted to resign his com- mission 101st; regiment. Edmonton sillers, Lieut R. L. Grigg is per- mitted to. resign his AWFUL WRECK HM vn FOUR Dir uiu Arden Mitchell, aged 17, and Ole Greenolds, aged 15, by.a 3. 0. train strolling Grafton, W! "Va. 'N CRANBROOK CranbrooXY July epidemic improvement is overrunning the; city at present. a; number of'" the mer-i chants, 'being in' the -midst of ...renovat- ing their stores internally. The Beattie Murphy Co., W. and passed. c2 :quietly ;in. ex-1 ling Bobbie :ar a complete new each, ihstal- MEDICINE HAT GIVING AWAY SITES fill Purchase Four Hund- J red Acres For This Purpose .Medicine Hat, July account 16f the large number of T- jiiig a, complete new set of i cept; that three .unexpected- Socialist I and. MiTed rrom Amencan -1 _. some Tame. "An application was-made some 'days.ago for, a board; of concili- ation "under, Act, 'which; was granted and, matters have been at a; standstill waiting the appointment of the board. It was the announcement would have been' received the department at 0 ttawa with the appointment of the board, nominations having' tre, there- in- it that t'he'foreign; element :will prove an. important Socialist.' Socialistic "candi-dates ,ate: Ed-' William Cunimings in and G-eorge Armstrong in. West'Winnipeg. In aimli two', Liberals, W: H. Paul- re- O'Ehr be seen around. J> T. Laidlaw and K I 1 K 1 iirst., 'business houses in- our of locating here and Unana; ad- vantage of the natural gas 'Dr r.anu- largest cities. Two more automobiles have added to the already .large i to locality, j; T W.. H. .Wilson LaidJaw. having a each' having, import-' made by: both sides to the dispute, and .John .Folumbson, have been but Ja .late hour no ..word was MONTREAL MASONS ON STRIKE TO-DAY Montreal, July strike of the union bricklayers and'stonemasons for recogmzation of their union and r-3" 'Telegraphers Board Ottawa, July Department )f has appointed; a "board :of; nyestigation underline Industrial Dis jutes Investigating Act to enquire in- o between -the''-.Canadian" 'acific Railway.. Co. and its commer- ial Telegraphers Company, J. Tele- in .active canvass, and up to midnight no; positive of their elec- tion'is .received.1 .Premier Roblin anil Prof. Osborne opened- -a series of joint meetings in and as no "love-lost between will probably be surprises: this morn- ing, will 'print an affidavit accusing Horace Chevrier, the Liberal who -is already charged-with trying to -sell a judgeship, with bribing a 'voter, of Carleton with 'Official in Doubt liood of Telegraphers. The men will I July ithe provin- epresented by Kenneth (general manager of the phone Avhile... the men have nominated IX Campbell, the Canadian Chief of the Brother- ed a" .machine. -Visitors -to the' city are. a.11 .heard: to .remark on. the crowd of motors we have and the city has a rather prosperous look to incomers. Mining operations are ftrisk In'" this locality. -J. T. .LaidloW- having': I gang of men busy on. his -group, Ferry Creek.; and Hydraulic. 'Company also doing; much active work :.-v.-. Be Vere.-" Hunt has just, retumed.- from he' has' been-, ab--: sent 'for the last .'week "'on -'business; !..jfacturing purposes, a commTcul club jhas been lormed among some of the moneyed cms-ens and options se med four hundred acres of 'and ladjacent to the city which is to oe given- away as sites. v A proposition has now been riade called on the chief and said he would I standard rate of wages, started this like, to adopt the boy and leave Mm morning. AS matters The all he possessed when -he died, chief brought the man and boy gether, they appeared delighted the and he and the old man left the police station hand in hand. to- at DRILLING WELLS AROUND WARNER Many Have Success-Several Social And Other Functions tent of the strike is stand the ex- not definitely known, but it is claimed, by the gen- eral committee which 'has charge of the strike that" it is in the neighbor- hood of' fifteen thousand men who quit their jobs and reported at the labor temple instead of their regular work. A meeting of the general com- mittee was held this evening making preparations for carrying on the strike, get and -endeavor to agree upon should' tbey f the partment will nominate one. C.P.R.MAKE RECORD PROFITS Montreal, July 5.-FiSures -publish- ed to-day show the result of the Can- jcial campaign- entered oh. its. -last j week there is no let-up "to the .cross volleys of accusations, affidavits and scandals, though it is generally un- derstood that these are: for campaign purposes only. Horace Chevrier again the mark of the government battalions, being accused this morn- ing of bribing a voter with a .five1- dollar bill, reproduced in facsiinilie by the Telegram. The only feature of the nominations was at FIRE STORM WRECKS'" "i MANY BUILDINGS ;-luly spell was broken uere last night 'byline' of the ever struck that the city through the council tale over the land, leaving the citizens the'amount of-money involved to-take, stock in manufactuimg! concerns which axelbout be form ed. r Forty Are Killed And One Hundred Injured Middleton, Ohio, July .4-Forty people are dead ana between and one hundred injured as result oC ft reck on the Cincinnati and Dayton track between toe Big Four Century Limited aad a Hamilton fraghV tram a quarter Of a mile west of town early this morning. Pour of the bodies have been brought to var- aous undertaking Middletown up to a late hour only a few of them had fted; The engines are a mass passenger coaches telescoped while the smoker went, over the baggage car and a corn Jield. Hard- ly a passenger on the without injury The was bowling along at fifty miles an hour. The engineers of the two trains had not seen the other engine until too close to prevent the acci- dent Orders had been given for- a clear track for the Big Four tram which Jeff Davton about one o'clock this afternoon and was trving to make up lost time The collision oc- curred a mile -west of Middletown The engines-came together with a ter c crash -and hrough the cars crashed into of both trams and WINNIPEG'S POPULATION J AND TAX-RATE' GIVEJN Winnipeg Jury assess aient commissioner placet, the citys population at The total as sessment is -with. exemption The tax rate out side ,of local improvements, is fixed at 10.86 mills. numerous to mention. In the yards were' wrecked and 'the fronts were blown' out. of the stores of F. W. Dnieck and G. RUNDLE'S TRIAL IS POSTPONED adian Pacific's fiscal year to June approxi- r.-.July friends of Po- liceman Bird are glad to him back on duty after a hard siege '.via rheumatism. Mr. Maynard, of the Bank of Com- merce -staff, spent the holiday in Cranbrook. tically all the union bricklayers anc! stone-masons in the city had obeyed the strike order and that this involv- ed about -fifteen thousand men. This is an attempt to offset the effects of the bricklayers' strike of three years ago, Vm'ch the men declare was real- ily a lockout since the master build- ers action before w ready to strike, and -sron out. It intimated, the general committee say 'that while the master builders wo the last year's struggle owing to perior organization and support, tha iv were -in a'better he unions here, support of the prepared to the company's mate figures for June alone with the official statement for the previous leven months, the gross earnings to- tal "The increase for year is The next earn- ings total an increase of These results exceed any thing in the history of the road in the way of gains for a single year. The conference of the -British Meth- odist Episcopal Church opened with a good attendance at Toronto.- ._ where the returning officer appears, in doubt as to the regularity of'the opposition candidate to John J: How den, owing to the attestation having made before a police magistrate instead of a justice of .the peace. He will announce his decision to-dav. TORY ORGAN WjiSlL MINISTER Brandon. July Tory organ water obtained of' unsatisfac- iias an the supply of from if.'is -scanty and tory C. F. Drake, a mile east, abundant supply Of good his frm. Mr. .McNeill, local hardware mer- chant, obtained water on his lots at a depth of IS feet. A Hag pole was erected on the school -building last week and the Union Jack now floats over the seat- of learing. learning, what it might cost, all arrangeineats being under way for strike pay, f0l as long as the men might be out I temational, and were prepared to local manager g fight to the end, no matter the Bank is expected home this week. --1--j- The dry season is a boon to well diggers. L. F. Powell, who lives 12 miles northeast of here is Having a new well -drilled on his farm. The Gov- erament well drilling machine is do- ing the work and at latest report had sunk the shaft to a depth of 80 feet. Mr. Powell has also a 222 foot well AN AMERICAN PROTEST Now York, July Catholics of the United States h'ave forwarded to the King of England, through the Am- erican Federation of Catholic Socie- ties, a protest against the text of the present oath of ascension. The com- munication is signed by the Arch- water of Milwaukee, the most Rev. S. M. Mesmer and the Bishop of Tren- ton. "Admiral once Barnum's famous midget, is retiring from -busi- ness with a fortune of Signer Mayza, a Republican Deputy from Rome in the Italian Chamber, fell dead while-delivering an address. The Times, the here, comes out this morning in opposition to Hon. G. R Coldweii on the grounds of his muni- cipal record and .hi Of .Ms nnlitiVal shabby treat- LOYAL ORANGE DEMONSTRATION will have its first Oran demonstration this year when one conducted under the "alrection of the local Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 1666. on the "Glorious Twelfth" which is one -week from today. The com- mittees are arranging a good program of speakers and music and will have also a program of sports. The com- mittees in charge of the demonstra- tion are Messrs. Hughson, .R. w. Johnston, W. 0. Button. R. W. S. Campbell. James Scott and A.. C. Mescer, secretary. Four carpenters working on a tres- le on the Baltimore Ohio Railroad were run down by a train and killed. PROMINENT AT MONTREAL'S AVIATION MEET Macleod, July Barnes -has taken R. D. McJyay into partnership- in his drug McNay has "been in the store here for; several years and is very well known and liked. Wm. Rundle, a contractor and coun-' cillor in Macleod, who last week left town rather hurriedly owing to finan- cia has "been brought back and is now the R. Nt W. M. P. jail. His trial was to have been heard on Saturday 'but was post- poned till Tuesday next. The Beaver Creek: -races will ,be held Monday, July 4 and will be -well attended toy .Macleod people. A wrestling match, -will -be held in the -town hall here on Saturday, July 16th and should be well attended by Southern Alberta .sports. The prin- cipals are Jack Kennedy of Frank and B. Archer, of Macleod, who claims the championship of Alberta, Good pre-i liinina-ries are being arranged for. W. W. Smith, manager of the dry goods department in Reach Co.'s store here, will leave shortly for Van- couver, where he jhasjaccepted a similar position with a well- known firm in that city. C. K. Vahey, manager cf E. Dob- erer's store, has severed his connec- tion 'vrith zhis firm and wil leave for Hosmer, where he has accepted a position. HOLD-UP MEN IN MACLEOD JMacleod, July unimown men leld J. Jenson of this tows, on Saturday night about 1230 Jenson was returning from George Co s warehouse which is aboiu one hundred yards east of the C P R. station, when two men- jiimped out from the -dark-and demanded his mon- ey One of the men went through his pockets, while the other covered the, man ...with a gun.: The men took everything they could find and then ran. The police were at once notified and were soon on the spot but could not find any trace'of 2It is. thought that hey left on an early train. VAGRANTS TO WHEAT FIELDS; Kansas City, 'Mo.. JiiHy fiter I'Intend'to sentence" all vagrants1 o the Kansas City: he harvest is Judge urney in the municipal court yester-. ay.': "It" 'they refuse to go and-are {jau'ght'v loitering town I will-send them to the workhouse for six months." IS APPOINTED POSflMASTER Assistant For Seven Years Assumes FuUf Charge Here CHARGE AGAINST JAS. ASHCROFT DISMISSED At the police this magistrate, after hearing morning the evi- The Famous Write Bros, and Their Machine deuce of Const. Taylor, the defendant and a third party, dismissed the charge against James Ashcroft, pro- prietor of the Pioneer mine, of creat- ing a disturbance on Round street on Dominion Day evening. The constable testified that a large crowc collected with a man whose name he" did not know. Ho ordered the crowd to move en aad Ashcroft -to quit arguing, n'hereiipoi! Ashcroft used grossly jn decent hxaguage to him. Ashcroft denied that, he did any such thing r.nd had'a witness to sup- port him, whereupon the court dis- missed the iase. F. p. Conybeare, city solicitor, prosecuted, and R, A. Smith defended. E. N Hisnnbotham has been appoint eel postmaster at in "ike place of his brother, J. D. Higinbotham who has resigned that position which he has held for many years. For sev- eral years BJN. has been assistant post master and his appointment is a natur- al regular promotion. Mr. J. D. Higinbotham has held the position of postmaster here for twenty- five years. E. N. Higinbotham was sworn in as assistant in the same year 1SS5 and has been more or less con- nected with the work since that time, although it was only seven years ago, on February 1st, 13GS, that he took the active charge of the post office work. SPANIARDS HAVE DEFIED THE VATICAN Madrid, July government has forwarded to the Vatican its reply to the note of June 27 which it was in- sistent upon the withdrawal of the. decree of June 11 granting privileges to non-Catholic religious societies. The reply is a firm refusal to withdraw the decree. The government has sub- mitted a bill to parliament substituting a simple promise for the customary oath taken ever the scriptures In con- nection with all civil acts. The biiH, which is supported by the King, ap-' plies to the installation of cabinet min- isters as well as the court proceedings. ;