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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta UK e e Daily Herald VOL. H. LETH BRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, PUT MONEY IN ALDERMAN'S SAFE Didn't Get a Job But Got His Money Back Montreal, July many senia- tional stories of position breaking in the city fire brigade and other de- partments were before the Royal Commission today that when a de- fence lawyer objected to one state- ment Judge Cannon replied that it was becoming notorious that this was a usual thing in Montreal. De- tails of all sorts of big and small graft were brought out during- the day. Dr. Charles Laslc-ur swore that he had given Alderman ]Sault for an appointment as statistician, putting "the money into a convenient- ly open safe in the alderman's store. He did not get the job, but did get his money back from the same safe drawer. Alderman Nault was called and said he did not remember this epi- sode and that he had had no transaction with Lasleur. John De Salteles swore -ho had been paid 'by -a man named Me- taier for a job as fireman and had used the money. This story was par tiaily corroborated >by De Salteles. while Metaier swore he had paid and he had been suspended from the force because he wanted it back, but upon threatening to ex- pose the principals in the deal, he had been re-ihsbated. All this was denied by Sub-Chief Marion. BAD FLOODS ACROSS THE LINE Much Damage in Trains Still Stalled in Colorado Chillicothe, Mo., July tonight show alarming flood condi: tions northeast and northwest of on the forks of the Grand river. Damage to the extent of is reported from Trenton which is iso- lated by high water. Traffic on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific is demoralized. At Pattonsburg, the west fork of the Grand River is run- ning through the town and the Wa- bash switching yards. Tonight the floods were still more serious. Three persons are reported dead at Pattons- burg, and almost all the residents have taken refuge in the upper stor- ies of the houses and are without food. A relief train with supplies will try to reach the sufferers. Denver, Colo., July of eastern people bound for the Pa- cific Coast are blocked by landslides and floods in the mountains in var- ious parts of Colorado. Along the line of the Denver and Rio Grande Rail- road, west of Canyon City, in the famous Royal Gorge, landslides caus- ed by rains have covered, the track to a depth of several feet in places. Three through trains are held at Canyon City, carrying passengers includ ing" delegates-to the Elks' Convention at Los Angeles and the Epworth League Convention at Seattle. COMPANY WAS CONDEMNED GOOD PRICES AT LAND SALE People Anxious To Purchase Alberta Lands For die Death Of a Child Run Over In Win- nipeg A 8. C. AIRSHIP Inventor Says He Can Go From Vic- toria to Seattle in Half an Hour Victoria, B. C., July Gibson, a Scotch engineer, has perfected an airship here with a 222 pound en- gine developing 60 horse power. The machine embodies entirely new prin- ciples and rights itself automatically in a few feet when started upside down: The Inventor purposes the first flight from Victoria to Seattle exposi- tion, and wagers it will pos- sible and that he can do the distance in half an hour. Afterwards he will fly from Victoria to San Francisco in less than five hours. PROMINENT BANKER ATTENDS LAND SALE Among the prominent Americans who are in the city attending the sale of school lands is G. T. Chris- tenson, of "Minriewaukum, Bedson Co., N. Dak. iMr. Christenson is a banker, being the'owner of two in 'his state. "He'owns' over forty sec- tions ,oi land as well in Dakota be- sides several sections in this country near Grassy Lake. On this trip he is buying several sections for farmers in Dakota :who to come to Alberta to live. Yes- terday he bought good deal and is after more. -Mr. Christenson speaks highly of his treatment in this country and of the country itself. He .wonders how the idea ever got around that irriga- tion was necessary to grow grain in Winnipeg, July coroner's jury at the inquest concerning the death of Alice May, the child who was killed by a street car on River avenue on the morning of July 1, re- turned a verdict last night in the foil-wing terms: 'The jury finds that Alice came to her death on the first day of July, about 10 o'clock, by being run over by Car belonging to tie Winnipeg Electric__Railway Company, in charge of Motorman Lewis Wil- son. In the opinion of the jury and ac cording to the evidence, the said mo- torman Lewis Wilson used to the best of his ability and experience, the best means provided for stop- ping the car. The jury cannot too strongly condemn the Winnipeg Elec- tric Railway Company for allowing the fender attached to car No. 74 to leave, the barns on that date in a totally unsafe and dilapidated con dition. That the attention of the City Council should be drawn to the con- dition of the fender which was at- tached to this car. In the opinion of the jury the Winnipeg Electric Company should exerciser more care in selecting and training motormen, all motormen-giving evidence having had very little experience." There was not very much excite- ment at the land sale yesterday af- ternoon. The sale started with family of brothers-in-law who vvoro buying in the morning buying more There will be n reg- ular Ham ill settlement there ;md ihe boys promise to have a chauipi m uail team from that piece of land. As the sale went on men came up witn w ids of hundred dollar cheques t, their payments on quarter quar- ter. The lady who won the -'.pplauso in the morning by making the bid to date got another quiner ad- joining her last purchase at a top- notch figure, Shf got after two" other -lUfirter-i but the other bidders went bey in I. what she thought it was worth got it. The Kerr Co. secured a-'i um- ber of sections in the south part cf range 13. Hatch and i.he T. E. Mason Co. also got a few sections. The various' dealers took the In.'d with such regularity- that Aucti )neer Norris began jollyirig.them as to whose turn was next 'and about the being .worked, etc. Only quarter of the land has been put up and the sale will last until Thursday or Friday. The Caledonian Hall was crowded again this morning when the sale of school lands was resumed.' The bidding hardly as brisk as yes- terday for the reason that the stuff was hardly as good. After the first half hour the dealers did most of the buying. Nothing exciting occur- red and good time was made. The lady who bought yesterday got a quarter section again today snd paid for it. An old gentleman from North Dakota paid for his first quarter but got the balance of a section much easier." "I wouldnt shake my head for a said auctioneer to one farmer who got into the bidding again and got what .he wanted at ad- vance. Prices varied this morning from to per acre. Land in 9-13, a few miles south-of Grassy Lake went from to which averaged up bigger than any other township. Land sold subject to grazing leases always went to farm- ers. Sections in 2-14; 314; 4-14; went a little higher. One section in >14 did not sell nor did 4 sections in 7-14. Land in 8-14 went from 'to per acre. The Alberta Securities, 0. W. Kerr Co.; The T. E. Mason Land Co.; D.E.Hunter Land Co. and Skeith Tilley were the local firms who bought. Messrs .Ammole and Miller of Taber, bought quite extensively. MICHIGAN EDITORS HERE ON FRIDAY The Michigan Editors Asso- ciation will be here all Friday morning leaving on the after- noon train for Calgary. While here they will be the guests of. the Board of Trade, who will drive them about the city, take them out onto thp. big bridge and give them a Lethbridge luncheon. There are forty in the party. This presents -one of the best tunities this city has of get- ting efficient advertising "in all the Michigan papers and the Board of Trade; requests all citizens who have flags, etc., will make an effort to put them up. STRIKERS GOT AFTER THE GJ. EDMONTON IS HIT HARD BY THE STRIKE Building Operations Suspended and Unsatisfactory Work Being i Done i Calgary, Alta., July strike i of the carpenters and sympathetic j unions in Edmonton is having a very i bad effect on the town." said Mr. J. W. Cunningham, former editor of the ;iJournal of Edmonton. who is now in Calgary on his way to the coast. iln talking of this he said that, al- Cape Breton Manager Active In Miners' Strike Glace Bay, S., July The ing one ol tne oest DUTIUIUS years that the city 'has ever witnessed, the strike had a direct effect not only on the class, but on the number of build- ings being erected, ao well, and there would be no records'broken now. It was .the intention to commence strike of Cape Breton miners MAN IS KILLED BY THUNDER BOLT Heavy Storm Over Calgary Caus- ing a Death SECRETARY OF STATE HERE Hon. Chas. Murphy, secretary of State for Canada, arrived in the city in his special car last uigbt and spent tin's morning in-, the' city. He was accompanied by his sisters and some of their lady friends Mr. Murphy has been seeing the West for the past couple of weeks. He lias not been covering the ground hurriedly and year an account of the and that most that-will be m be the of the founda- Q{ thege buildlllgs talked operations on the new hos- ipital and the High School some time was inaugurated m this yeiiTf but I understand earnest-today. H. M. Blouselield, these, now been laid'over the- United Mine Workers' Inter-; national Board, claims that i men of a total force in all of men are on strike. Lake; the j Goal Company's manager says only! one-third of the men are out, and; MAY RUN FOR MAYOR the production of coal will meet the York, July Tammany requirements. When the strikers at- i Hall may expect because of the recent tempted to stop the Provincial austjng Of police Commissioner JBing- men's Association members from go-'. ham by Mayor McLellan, is indicated ing to work at No. 2 Colliery trouble; in a attributed to General arose and Daniel McKeazie, surface Bingham, published here tonight, say- foreman was struck in the lace, his ing lhat he will be a candidate for glasses smashed and his eyes injured. j may0r on the Anti-Tammany ticket A number of miners returning from; i{ the peopie want him. work in the evening were followed by a crowd of strikers and called scabs and other names, er who resented Southern Alberta, that way to him. It does not look A PRETTY WEDDING Last evening at the pleasant-home of A. G-. Needham, the marriage took place of William R. McCutcheon, of Winnipeg, and Elinor Kohler, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kohler, of Port Arthur, Rev. A. M. Gordon officiating. The bride was given away by Mr. Needham. The flower girls were Jessie Needham and Leone Kel- sey. The rooms were very prettily dec orated for the occasion, and the sup- per table was a marvellous display of beautiful decorations and rich chinaware. After' the ceremony congratulations were extended to the happy couple by the guests, after which dancing was indulged in. The supper was_a very elaborate af- fair, course after course' of delicacies being served. The bride's healtlvwas proposed by Mr. Needham, in a neat 'little speech, while that of the hostess Mrs. Needham was proposed by Rev Gordon. Rev. Gordon entertained the company by a number of stories o weddings at which he had officiated MANUFACTURERS MAY LOCATE HERE Mr. Boldran, of Chicago, was in the :ity yesterday. He is looking about or a Canadian location for establish- ng a manufacturing plant. He has >een in correspondence with the ioard of Trade for some time. J. W, McNicol, secretary of the Board showed him over the city in he afternoon and he. had a conference with the council of the Board of Trade., and some of the members ast night. No definite decision was arrived at as Mr. Boldran is investi- jatinp other places 'with which he ias been in corrrespondence before he will make any decision. dwelling on seriousness of th event and also adding a few spic> humorous incidents. Mr. and Mrs. (McCutcheon will re Bide in Lethbridgre lor the present Af a late hour the party broke up with many best wishes to the yonng couple. Numerous airi beautiful pros ents were received'. About friends were present at the wedding ger One working this was knocked down. A large force of police are on hand to prevent disorder and the mayor of North Sydney has prom- ised to provide enough constables to keep order. At six o'clock this evening the strike situation was a little better defined, but any attempt at reaching the exact figures is attended with embarrassment. The Dominion Coal Company claims to have fifty per cent, of its regular force at work, a statement which is strenuously de- nied by the. officials of the union. Dominion No. 2, the recognized connection "with the cele CALGARY POLICE LOOKING Calgary, Alta., July FOR THEM LOCAL NEWS NOTES G.'Low, of Edmonton, is in the Mounted Police are still keeping a lookout for the men reported to be heading in the direction of Calgary from 'Morley, suspected of connection with the train robbery at B. C., no trace of t'hem so far has been found, and the opinion is that the report sent in by the Indians was exaggerated. Two farmers who" had been hunt- ing reported that they were in the vicinity of where the Indians saw the two men on the day the police were notified but they. answer the- description given by the Reds. HON. CHAS. MURPHY, K.C., Secretary of State, a Visitor in the Gity Today has stopped at nearly all the prin- cipal points. He came down here from Calgary and went west this af- ternoon. He will go to the coast and Seattle by easy stages. Though he has been in.the West before, this was his first visit to Lethbridge and he was wonderfully surprised at the size of the.city and the varied resources at our d-ors. P. L. Naismith and Aid. Hatch took the party for a short automobile ride through .the city and the district ad- joining. 'A visit was made to the bridge, the mines and the Experi- mental Farm. At one o'clock Mr .Mur- phy was a guest at luncheon at the residence of Senator DeVeber, several local gentlemen being invited to dine with thu Secretary of State. Mr. Murphy is a very able young man. He is quiet and unassuming, but on the floor of the House of Cym- mons he has established a reputation as a debater. He only entered the government in October last succeed- ing Sir Richard f Scott as secretary of State. li the "U.M.W.A., proved I dent Taft as the guest of the J as predicted to be, the storm centre! York, Vermont and of the strike. From early morrung centenary commissions loundI hundreds of men began gathering i the central figure, today u a about the fence which surrounds this i events in mine, and -bv evening upwards of 3.- I 'brat-ion _of 1 OOP miners'had congregated there. the discovery ot the The men, excepting the one that proofed no were orderly and only on one occa- j activity until far into sion was an attempi of violence made! Hotel Champlain, at Bluff Pomt.j From three to six o'clock they kept j which sheltered lined up at the main entrance of the commissions, and then- colliery and the workmen as" left the plant were compelled to pass Calgary, July. man killed, a lady rendered unconscious, a; nag pole on top of the Normal school itattiered, 500 telephones rendered useless, windows all over town brok- en, cave-ins on almost every street, six. feet of water in the Second St. east subway putting the street rail- way partially out of business, is the record of the electric' storm which passed over Calgary yesterday. JIa addition to this, a record was estab- lished for the amount of rain which has ever fallen in Calgary in thfr space of half an hour. Altogether 1-.66 inches of water fell during the afternoon and .06 inches during the morning, making 1-72 inches for .the whole day.- The Natality occurred at about 1.30 in-the just before the heaviest deluge of rain, when Paul Mueller, 18 years old, was struck by lightning and killed instantly. The accident occurred while. the unfortun- ate was indoors, and although. other people were in the room with him at the time no one else was in- jured. He was by the window apart from the others present when sudden ly a nash -of lightning struck the house, tearing; off several and breaking twelve Muel- ler did not move from where he was sitting and on investigation it was found that lightning nod struck and instantly killed him. His parents live at Diidsbury and his people were notified. The exhibition was closed as an attraction. The exhibit stands to lose There were torrents of rain coming'down in. the afternoon. heavy thunder and a great deal 300th anniversary ol of lightning-. Visitors looked as if soaked out and the fair saw none of them. CHAMPLAIN IS HONORED V Americans Are a Tercen- tenary Celebrat- i i ion J. guests, was ablaze with the national colors, while Plattsburg was decked thisers, three lane of strike sympa- and four deep, who Colin Macleod, barrister, of Mac- leod, was an arrival on yesterday's train. F. H. Sherman, ol Tatoer, ex-presi- dent of U.M.W. of A., District 18, is in the city. health is greatly improved as a result--of-the rest he has had since relinquishing the office of .district president, the Orst rest he has had for six years. The Chinook Club lawn received its first cut this morning and presents a appearance. The lawn was put in by Mr. Redshaw. The North Ward fire brigade made a-run last night from their fire hall, near the Westminster school, to the Stticey Lumber Co. yard at the track in three and a half minutes. A large number of people raised a kick against the allowing of one of the circus side-shows on the corner of Round and Ford streets, which is one of the busiest if not the busiest cor- ner of the city. To it worse it is %he street up which the fire ap- paratus has to come in case of fire. A big crowd around place im- pedes traffic and is a source of dan- A DISPUTE AT HILLCREST MINE Oily Mine Nit Working Now Nearly All tie Men Are Back CASTLE HOTEL OPENS TONIGHT launched- taunt in-g cries of "Scab Scab at the red, white and blue for -the occa.- s-ion. Early in the day the President motored to Cliff Haven, half a mile from'Bluff Point, where he addressed SEVEN CASES OF "UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT Will Be Taken Up by Ontario Medical Council Toronto, July cases of alleged unprofessional conduct, the _ Sydnev, X. S., July 7.-The United a large gathering at the J j i ___ Aline Workers did not come out as J Summer School of America, return- th hotel where he re- strong in the strike yesterday as an-; _ ticipated. The managers of the j ceived the foreign ambassadors, Gov- mlne. are satisfied with conditions. I cmors Hughes and Prouty members] The mine output for the, day was about two-thirdi the regular. A number of men were prevented from working by strikers. Some were of the New York- State Legislature, and others oi the guests. While this was" going on, the. Indian Pageants, which "Have proved an attractive fea- reported to" have been beaten last i ture of the week's celebration, were given on the floating island which n ight until they promised not to go to work-agaiii. About strikers gathered at No. 2 Colliery today and turned back all mon to work. The riet act was re_d an twelve strikers were arrested. Gen- eral Manager Duggan, while aiding in. making arrests, was set on by five men and beaten, but he held his man and succeeded in landing him in jail. Helen Talt, Ambassador and Mrs. Riotous .scenes also occurred n i j i v i iBrvce, Ambassador and Mme. Jus- Caledonia and 3. At the latter! iserand, Governor and Mrs. Hughes, strikers broke into colliery property The new Cnstle Hotel Ford street, which hfts by G. Hanson., will be opened to the public tonight. Mr. Hanson has got the hotel well equipped and stocked. The 'furnishings are of the best and the Castle will be a first class hos- telry. One feature of the 'hotel is that none but white labor will be employed. badly beaten in Temper of the. miners thought' ator'and and were only driver, out by police with -drawn revolvers. The manager of No. 3 was fray. to be slue to failure to tic up yesterday. All the minos except Ncs. 2 and 3 are at work.-but conditions are very serious. of reciprocity between the provinces in medical registration, proposed changes in regulation of col- leges and fhe question of representa- tion are among the matters which will receive attention at the annual meet- ing of the Ontario Medical Council which opened today. The discipline has had several cases of alleged illegal prac- tice under consideration and these will be reported upon. On the open- ing session Dr. A. E. Patrick of Spadina avenue, was elected pres- ident. A letter was Deceived from the Manitoba Medical Council stating that they had appointed a committee to meet with any members of the Ontario Council who might'be pres- ent at the meeting of the Canadian Medical Association at Winnipeg to discuss reciprocity in registration. The British Columbia Council reported that they were not in a position to deal with the question.; Tlie opera- tions of Doctors Kennedy arid Keegan of Detroit in'connection with their use of the mails were referred t'j in j Seth Low, members of the New York u letter received .frot5.-C. F.- Campbell had been towed up from Fort Ticon- deroga during the night anchor- ed at the mouth of the Saranftc' riv- er. 'Further plans for the day in- cluded a iuncheon given by Smith M. .in his residence _in this city to presidential party and about 50 of the 'distinguished guests, including president Taft, Robert Taft, Miss Governor and Mrs. Prouty, Hon. R. Lemieux and Mme.: Xemieux, Sir Al- Pelletier, Sir L. G-ouiii, Sen- Mrs. Root, Secretary of Cardinal 'Gibbons, War Dickinson. mines William Powell, president of TJ. M. W. of A., District IS, is in the city. He says that the miners are grad- ually getting back to work and now nearly all of them are working. All the mines of the Association are working except the Hilkrest mine where there is a dispute between the men and C. P. Hill as to the wages to be paid' for pillar working. There was a meeting in IMacleod yesterday and the matter was referred to Rev. H. R. Grant, chairman of the Board of Conciliation, for arbitration. RUN OVER BY TRAIN Dr. Mewburn while on his way to Calgary on Monday afternoon, the necessary man on the spot near Macleod. When about six miles north of Macicod the train crew saw an Italian flagman lying beside the --track with his legs almost cut off. The man was brought into the train where Dr. Mewburn attended him, putting him in shape to be taken to the hospital where there are still hopes for his recovery. The man was injured while jumping ofl train to flag another. well. Charles Francis Barker, for many years the checker champion, died in Boston night. RAIN ENOUGH TO LAST TILL HARVEST The two hours' rain yester- day was just what the country needed. Some of the farmers have stated to the Horald that the soaker received yesterday is sufficient to last until har- vest and will put the grain in good shape. CITY JOST MONEY BY THE STRIKE Coal Cost Over Six Thous- and More Than Usual A. R. 1- Co. dciiv-r ing coal to thr- city today for tV.' first time since the stait.'-fl Superintendent Reid'? coal w rri'-s over. During the three Tii'i'.if of the strike, the city had Jo pay near- ly 96.200 more for co.il tli.ni it won! have paid if -fho regular supply at the regular price coull have been sroui- ed. and Vermont Champlain Commis- j sions, several legislators and mili- tary men. The afternoon program including review of federal and state troops, mounted and afoot, and civic organ- izations at I'lattsburg, was followed by literary exercises, the speakers, being the President. Bryce of Great Britain. AnTbassador Jusserami of France. Postmaster General Rudolpht.- Lemieux. of Can- ada, U. S. Senator Klihu Root and Daniel L. Cady, of New York. Sen- i ator Root's was the formal historic .i address-of the day, his topic being, Iroquois and'the Struggle for i America." Following the literary ex j ercises, there is to be an evening re- i view of the troops at the barracks, I at the conclusion of which -n special j train will take the offici.il party to j the hotel Chomplain. where a ban- quet is to be given tonight in honor of President Taft at which Governor Hnges will preside. the postoffice inspector. "I do not "he wrote "what ac- tion I can take or what action the Postoffice Department tan take iti the the question arises ih my mind as to whether the Ontario Medical act would have any bearing. BUILDING PERMITS Ernest E. C'nrvor has the tract for a S17OO cottage on con .CONCILIATION BOARD The Board of Conciliation to arbi- trate on the trouble between the i miners and the operators of the Can ada West Coal Co., of Tabcr. will meot tomorrow morning at ten I o'clock at Tabcr. The boord is com- posed of Judge Winter minster Rortd. Win. Klaschuk is building n SISo'w. C. Simmons for the men. and dwelling on Norman Hirwst. Colin MaeU'Od for the company. time. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Douglas Clark, the young man ar- rested in Winnipeg some days ago and taken to Saskatoon to answer a charge of horse stealing, was-commit ted for trial and taken to Prince Al- bert jail to await his hearing-. The crop reports received today from all points in the west are very optimistic. Early wheat is heading out and all grain crops are in a very healthy condition. The final estimate of the Hudson "Ray Railway from the Pas Mission to Fort Churchill to the mouth of the Nelson river will be ready to turned over to the government with- in two weeks. This will include tbo figures for the cost of tike work. Officials of the Canadian Northern have opened communication with city of Regina and will hold confer- ence with the view to securing ter- minal facilities and entrances to tfce city. At present they are under arrangements with the but desire to have for all ;