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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL I. 'tETHBRifc.QE, .A L T A F R I D A Y JULY SMITH CLAIMS CHARGE IS Says He Did Not (Her Bribe to School bard Qairaai Duncan Smith has addressed the following letter to the City Clerk, at Prince Albert, Sask.: To-the City Clerk, Prince Albert, Sask.: Deur beg to call "your at- tention to statements contained in the Regina "JLcadcr" and "Winnipeg Telegram" in regard to an. alleged conversation I had with Mr. D, W. Adam, and wish to state that these statements to the effect that I at- tempted 'to; bribe Mr. A darn are ab- solutefy false, as I had no iutentioii in any shape or form of attempt ing to influence Mr. .Adam.in any and as. a matter "hi fact, at the time of my conversation my _ tender for the School Building 'had not been made up. T never asked, him or. any other per son to favor me in any way, in fact I had no idea that the contract Was to be let by him, but was under the impression that the tenders were to be opened in the presence of the School Board, and did net expect them to' give us the "contract If our tender was not the lowest. We'have never tried to influence any parties on auy work to give_.us the job. Re Regina. A'.state.- tnent-has Ixjcn made that the build- ing cost three times what it was es- timated at. The contract for the building with wood joists and wood interior finish. The building was changed to a Fire Proof building at an additional cost of about and-wc'in'ade out of the extras 5- per cent, above ac- tual c6st. I would pleased to refer you to anyone that we have" done: hiisiaess with, satisfy ''yourself' character. I am, sir, :..l Yours very truly, Duncan. Smith. BU1LD DAY LABOR Prince Albert, July board decided to build the new high school by day .labor the tenders received were sway ubove the architect's es tiniates. Chas. Hamilton, was ap- pointed superintendent of construc- tion. The school if to cost and is to be finished by May of next year. The city council struck the tax rate tonight at nine and one half mills. The rate last year was fourteen mills. MUNICIPALITIES AND RAILWAYS Montreal, July this after noon's session of "the Union of Can- adian municipalities, the discussion was upon the relations of the munici- palities to the railways, the domin- ant'idea being that the municipalit- ies were not given as good a "'show as they should be. To bring this about it was decided to ask the Dominion government and the Ontario govern- ment. 10 grant the municipalities rep reservation on the railway board of the Dominion and of the province. THEY TRIED TO BRIBE ALF. HOODIE D. ft ELTON TO STUDY LAW Calgary AUemai Says Paving Firm Offered Him a Thousand Calgary, July Mood- ie was offered to support the tender of one of the linns for the street paving. The has been possessed of this information as have many members of the city council, since Monday, but the details were given in confidence to a member of the stiff of this paper and author- ity for the publication of the details was not received until yesterday. D. H. Elton, the Rockefeller of Al- berta jnurnnlism. is forsaking the profession, that has made him mTu- our throughout the West, and Till commence to study law on August 1st in the office of'W. C. Ives. JEl- .ton's move.is a surprise but his -Ja- trantti into the legal fraternity will brace that body up and make the present members look to their laurels He will come here, to reside and will [lease his-.newspaper, properties. .As i for politics Dave announces that he j will remain true ;to the party of pro- i gress, equality and good principles and is pc fiitive that his surroundings not-alter hi.s well-grounded Lib- eral_ convictions. 3lr. Eitdn was in at- tend a meeting of the executive of the Associated Boards of Trade of Alberta.- Jfo other member' attended ;iuid the meeting was called ofT. While here he. brought to, the iiU-n- ion of the local Board .of Trade; the need of action: m regard to harvest iclp. The fanners in this Vlberta will :need lots' of none in. sight yet..-. The ..practice so it is claimed has been to cut off ;he harvesters' excursions at Moose Jaw and Mr. Elton very properly maintains the excursion should in- clude points in Alberta too. PREMIER HAZEN UPSET St. John, July Hazen, while canoeing on the Tobique riv- er., with Surveyor General Grimmer and pa'rty, was upset by a big bull "moose which, frightened by the lan- tern, plunged its -forefeet into-the ca- noe, upsetting the party into the .riv- -er, which, "was happily shallow. All are safe. BIG (MUSIS 'IN THE CITY The greater Xorris and Rowe. .cir- cus, museum, menagerie, hippodrome and congress of nations -.'arrived in this city at 9. SO a.m. 6n two. spe- cial trains twenty-one -At air eilrly work of" trans- ferring the strange animals from ev- ery clime was well under way, and the tented city, sprang up, as ii by magic- The street parade. ;left. the show grounds about ten o'clock and was witnessed by hundreds of interested spectators. The circus is eminently _ n.- popular institution, and the interest in it never scenis to Ing.- It possesses the same fascination for us how -that it uiii for us years ago when, we were little ones and gazed -in.-' wonder at the animals and clowns arid strange people out o'f childish, -eyes. On to the show grounds o the parade, the outside free uttrai tions were presented, and then th( side shows were thrown OJKJII to tlu public and -did a rushing business They are good those side ia sues of the big Morris and Rowc cir- cus and contain many interesting and strange people. At 1 o'clock the doors of the zoo- logical gardens nnd main show were opened and the Hundreds, of persons that paid admission to the 'show CARDSTONB01S IN 4TH PLACE (Special to the Herald) July the band competition at the Industrial Ex- hibition, Portage la Prairie won first place; Minn., second; Moose Jaw third and the Caidston lads fourth. THE DOPING OF CHILDREN Senator Roy Most-Important Ottawa, July the senate to- day Senator Hoy gave notice of amendment to patent medicine bill providing medicine, con- taining opium ordcrivtiios, should not be sold. More children he said are killed by patent loaded with opium or morphine than wore killed, by disease, Tin- prohibition of the importation or manufacture and sale to noth- ing if patent medicines containing this drug are not ako covered. When parliament .was- f Of bidding cigarettes to sixteen-year-old boys it should ,have {living of opium i nil morphine to '-infants. PLANING .MILL DESTROYED Edmonton; July night fire brokw out in .sash and door factory, Strathjonu, dam- age to the extent of no" in- surance. LORD ROBERTS QUEBEC Man Dcaif To British Given Great Welcome DREAMERS TIRED Regina, iJuly mounted po- llicemen are constantly watching, the .movements of the The youflg men are getting tired of, the restraint of the leaders and there are rumors of the former returning to the States.-' A REPRIEVE FOR A MONTH Prince'Albert, July Bar- who :was sentenced To" be hanged the spring session 'of the assizes for the murder of hi.s stepson has obtained a reprival. The.; hanging was io have .takea place tomorrow but. was postponed-until .August 17th. RAIN OEY FELL IN SPOTS July State Jour- nal- will .print, the follow- ing: Any man who.is good enough-to bs vice president is good eeough share the White House with said Wmi-J. Bryan. The statement was. made in answer to a question asked by one who had heard that ii -Bryan and Kem are ehcted, it is the purpose of Mr. Bry- an to offer the use of.the national mansion in part to the ivice president in: order that expense of an-extra es- tablishment may not be added to his outlay. The question was brought out by an Indiana delegate here today. OKOTOKSHAD A BAD FIRE (Special to the Herald.) Okotoks, July starter this morning about 1.30 o'clock in a clothing store owned by a Jew and destroyed two dwellings, leaving- oni family practically destitute. It late communicated to dry shed of iuinbo spent an hour visiting the animate, j owned by the Staples Company feeding the elephants and enjoying; on the east. Absence of wind 'alon prevented the major portion of town destroyed. Telegraphic com munieutiim with Calgary resulled in a fire train sent from thcr or march "around the c .with a fire engine and hose with Cnj track. This was a very pleasing pic in charge. The catlmater themselves in divers ways. 'J.'o the equestrian director, blew inn whistle, which summoned the perfor- mers and others for the grand entree bcr. After this comes the jjarla.is, menage act, performed by eighteen gentlemen on horseback. They go through the most intricate mariuuv- res, and the horses show good tre ,t- ment and skilful training. From'night as several times it looked a. on the lumber yard is seve thousand dollars. The Jew claim he had a three thousand dolla'r stoci but conservative reports make It fiv Citizens remained up las The rain of yesterday afternoon and vening acted very strangely, visiting various localities with a partiality not expected from the weather man. At outts the rain fell in torrents. At Raymond it was a good soaking rain At the Silver farm, A. L. Foster's and surrounding places there was a down pour but at the Experimental Farm very little fell and in. the city there was none. In the evening there wa; a very heavy shower at the basebal park but only a light sprinkle up town. Quebec, July ITrrrQucboc had its first real "excitement in connection with the TercentienJajry celebration this morning when.-field 1; marshal Lord Roberts and the Duke of Norfolk land- from Iivland" amid thundering {runs of liri tish men of off the city and Iroin-guriV'Jf'ttie citadel above. Rear Admiral'Curxqii, Admirals Jel- lice and Fultonrjver6 there to meet him as were Oder, Gen era'l Buchanan Major-Gen eral Lake, Colonel T. Hanbury Wil ams. Lord La A.U.C., repre- Niting Sir Charles and Keut. Col. Sherwood. Guard--'O'f .-Honor as supplied y fifty men ofithevR'iyal Canadian arrisou Capt. Clare- nont.- Headed byt th'- band of the egiinent playing :ntartial airs this mard-inarched ihrooylKthe-streest of K city ajid down to the wharf, fol owed- by a- big crowd-? oL people.. The mard .was drawn ;upyiii u line two ieep'facing the lauding staged Lore Roberts, and the Duke lad bseri taken from 'the Empress o Ireland" by picket Maxe nouth. r The moment .-the boat- drew ip at the wharf of wa ooking like spectres morning nists as they stretched'away in a line on opposite sides- of the river, MONTANA WOOLS SELL WELL Reports of Wool Sales at Lewistown v and Miles City Indicate Higher Prices Lewistown, July woo slss tht> first in a week. Fergus Bros, sold Ibs to Moran, for Pierce and Crimmins wliile Mrs. L. Mauland sold pounds to the same buyer, the price paid hot being given out. Tom Mur ray sold pounds to Patterson for .Cavcrly Co., at 17 cents. Miles City, July two days selling at this market about pounds of wool have been sold prices ranging from H 12 cents t 13 cents, price being near ly 17 cents. The lowest price repve sents a small amount of inferio fleece. Pope and Howard consignet to Co., pounds'. Robert Yokely clip at Bake amfoilnting to -HO.OOO pounds at IS cents, the season's highest prict The clip of pounds sol at the same price, IS cents us refus Ctl another largo clip at Baker. Wyo., Jiily is now bringing satisfactory prices throughout Wyoming, recent sales in central and 'northern portions were negotiated at prices ranging from 15 to 17 cents. FAVOR SUGAR FROM WEST INDIES And Barfaadoes Will Give Canada Preferential Treatment Bridgetown Barbados. July Jurbadoes legislature has passed a aw giving Canada preferential treat- nerit of twenty per cent, on flour, chee.se, cordage, butter, hay, oais, )eas, fish, lumber (other than pitch iron and steel nails, rivets, shingles, bran, sulphate of ammori- a and mixed manure, soap, beans, lorses, boots -and shoes, fish iron or iteel bars, hoops and rods on condi- ion that the Canadian preferential .ariff is altered so as to leave a clear per ton in favor of West India sugar as against sugars from foreign countries. Canada's trade with Bar- Dadoes is only 71 1 2 per cent. America has 40 per cent, and Great Britain 45 per cent.' The new tariff extends to goods :rom all British countries and will benefit Great Britain at the expense of American manufacturers quite as much if not more than Canada. HARVEST STARK NEXT WEEK DEFICIT INCREASED Fredericton, N. B., July a meeting of the New Brunswick gov- ernment tonight the report of the special auditor on the late deputy surveyor general's deficit was submit- ted. He reported that on Hay 4, 1903, the date of lewelling's death, the deficit was It had increased by since June 1S04. The method, the tuditor says, was the retention of territorial revenues such ass stumpage. DOUKS STILL FANATICAL Portage la Prairie, July prisoners in charge of two Mounted Policemen arrived from Yorktoa txxlay and are temporarily lodged in the local gaol. They will be sent west on the main line to morrow. The party comprises the party of males arrested by the po- lice. The Doukhobors are as fana- tical as ever and continued their wierd chants fit intervals all the way down but did not attempt to gain their freedom. AN INQUEST BEING HELD PASSED THE ELECTION ACT Railroad Subsidies Measure Also Gets a Final Reading Harvest Avill commence next week. The winter wheat is ripening fast and a good1 deal of it will be ready beforf- the end of next week.' P. L. Naismith expects to have the cut ting start on his farm southeast of the city about the middle of the week. GOTCH TO RETIRE Houston, July Gotch, champiorrwrestler of the'wOrid annoiniced last night that" after the exhibition in G'alveston on BYiday night'with 'Hennan- Learmeau, he will retire from the mat. An inquest into the death of Fred Rush and G. H. Thompson is being held after all. Andrew Anderson, father of the boy who got into the hole, made affidavit that he believed that Rush .came, to his death through the culpable or negligent conduct of the person responsible for making and leaving unguarded a certain hole or pit near Pier No. 22 of the new C. P. R. bridge. The affidavit was pre- sented to Coroner J. D. Higinbotham and an inquest demanded. The coroner hastily empanelled a jury and stopped the funeral proces- sion, which was just leaving Addi son's parlors. The body was viewed identified when the inquest was adjourned until ihis morning. This morning the inquest was re- w'd in the office of the Clerk of the District Court. The jurymen ar.-i: W. Appleby A. Hayr, T. A. Underwood, J. L. Manwaring, Win. Allerdico and 'Geo. :Taylor. Several witnesses were- 'examined but' noth tng new ofJ any -particular interest was brought qtiti'-The'witnesses ex were Andrew Anderson, Wood, Bertram R Stafford and B. Ripley. Tlie court adjourned to meet at two o'clock" and in the meantime the jurymen will visit the scene of the accident. poured forth a lute from the titn thundering sa- -and beiiH were completely hidden in great- 'clouds of white smoke. A moment later guns from Hie citadel answered, and in a moment Lord Roberts "steppsd on the wharf. His well known figuieis etched on the brains of all Britishers, and there could be no mistake of his iden- tity with his small grizzled, moustache He looked inch -the venerable warrior he is. He wore the full dress uniform of field marshal with waving white plumes on cockeTK'hat and star of his latest order mi his.ibreast. He was introduced to naval and: military staffs by General Lake, and after chatting for a little time he came to the, guard of honor, the' band break ing into the. air of general salute the men presented ;irms. Lord Roberts reviewed 'guard and af terwards told the Captain that they were one of the smartest guards he had ever seen. After review 'Roberts, the Duke of Norfolk aii'i Lord Lasc-'lles drove off to the citadel, the crowds outside the wharf ami on Bufferin St. loudly cheering. In a brief intm-i. w Lord Roberts "said it was with particular pleasure that he had come Canada because he had never seen tiuj country which now. occupied _su hi a place- in the British Empire. "I have al GOOD NEWS FOR CARDSTON Cardston is joyful these days over the news that the Dominion govern- ment has granted a subsidy of a mile to the Macleod, Cardston anc Montana, railway, running a distanct. of 45 niiles from Macleod to the boundary. It is now hoped that the construction of the road will be un- dertaken at once. Ottawa, Out., July House of Commons today gave the election bill its third reading and also passed the resolution in regard to railway subsidies. The feature of the final .stage of the election bill was an Amendment offered by Mr. Foster providing for fine and imprisonment >f any minister of the crown or any- >ne else who offered the expenditure >f public money as an inducement to lectors. Lost on division. When the ail way subsidies were taken up Mr. Borden remarked that they had only been brought down when the session vas seven months and seventeen days old. Within 43 hours of proro- ation, the government brought down lie resolution iavoling the expendi- of a million of public money, ft was a serious matter that the gov- ernment had- in this way shirked the discussion of the financial aid .nvolved in these subsidies. Sir Wilfrid Limrier said if it as .eft entirely to private enterprises to construct railway lines the country (night have to wait for many years. He intimated that at the next ses- sion tlie government might consider the question of providing branch lines as feeders of the Intercolonial. These resolutions ere all pas.sed and che bill founded upon them given its, ffrst reading. FUNERAL OF LATE FRED RUSH .Another of England's heroes was laid to rest last evening, when the body of the late Fred Rush was con to the Church of England cem- etery, by his brothers'of the Sons of England. The casket was draped with the Union Jack, and the flag was nearly hidden by the numerous beau- tiful floral tnbutes. One from the local lodge bearing the initials "S.O. E." and- the words, "He gave his lifej for his was composed of red and whito roses and was especial- ly beautiful. The members, about forty of whom were present, each wore a red or white the gift of Bro. T.-A. Underwood. The bearers were Bros. Ferris (Burlington Hoi b.rtson Sergt. Sexton, Corp. Wnde, J. G. Cullis and W. Ol- iver As the cortege moved away from the. parlors Coroner Higinbotham adored n halt, while the body was i GOVERNMENT MUST DO IT Alberta Farmers Will Not Raise Hogs Till Plants Are Started Edmonton, July tak en before the-pork commission rep resent wholesale business men supplying dressed meat to the trade. J. Jackman, and Thos. Daly farmers of Clover Bar, demonstrate! that the farmer can no longer look upon the raising of hogs as a business proposiiion. The evidence of both men went to show that the farmers look to the government to remedy the situation by establishing and assum- ing control of the pork packing plants. They thought tin's would stimulate production and ensure a fair market price. They did not seem to favor any joint stock or co opera- ,ive as these would not in- spire the farmer with the necessary confidence. KILLED AT BOSTON Boston, Mass., July acci- dent which occurred today in which '.wo U. S. Government custom's in- and a wharf watchman were killed and two 'longshoremen and two clerks injured, was an explosion-of i box containing detonation caps. in the inspection locker of a shed on Pier 47, Mystic Wharf., WAS IN DARK ABOUT PINCHER NANTONWON HO GAMES vice war church whiU ways obeyed call of the he j an inquest boing 'found remarked with a "and. now Iain Tht> part of lhe st.r enuring on an etuively new experi-' once in taking my ;rst voyage to soo the wnndrrfnl new -nation that j is being'built up r.r.dcr _tho Bri tish flag. 1 must MI; from ono point Claresholm, July and Claresholm played a double header in the Southern baseball league at Claresholm yesterday, Nnn ton winning both games. 1st Calgary, July tlie Su- preme Court en bane yesterday after- noon arguments in the appeal of the C. P. R. against a conviction for vio- lation of the Lord's Day Act, in which the company was fined for op- 'niting. its trains.on Sunday at Pinch- was heard. -The charge was tried before a magistrate who imposed the an? and the case was subsequently appealed. R. B. Bennett, K. C., representing the appellant company, yesterday ar-. gued that neither in the indictment :ior the judgment was there anything to show that the offense had been committed in Alberta. The charge umply read "At without where "Pincher" was. He further argued that the convicting magistrate iuul no jurisdiction in the case. S. B. Wo'xls, for the attorney gen- department, objected to Mr. Bennett's line of defence as being al- together different to that taken af, the t preliminary trial at which the com- pany had been convicted. The term being named both in the charge and in the convic- .ion, was generally taken to mean the town of that name in Alberta, and should'be so construed. The arguments on both sides were very short and at the conclusion, de- ision was reserved. in St. Aupustin's at thi> side the sor this time on throughout the two hours' programme from six to bier acts wcro presented by pcrfnrtii- urs of inlc-rimlioriu! reputation, in the rings, on the st-agcs, on the podromc track, and in the air. One would have to be an nrgus to see all that was presented by the liberal management. The work of the Peer- less Potters. stood o'lt though the whole east end was doom ed. The, fire was under control at S n.m. There is a suspicion that the fire tin; work or n OX- to iveriofit ihsurnnce. CANDIDATES OF PROHIBITIONISTS ot uu conduotrfi ie, Th-j by of view, that of ry, I feel I have already been amply reaid, for my :rip." As to hi.s in Canada, formers of the show. --They a wonderful net, that must bo to appreciated. Nttrris nnrt Viovc have a pood show and they dssorvy Columbus, Ohio, July pres- ident. S. of Chicago; for vice president, Aaron S. Watkins, of Ada. Ohio. This ticket waa nomin- ated by the prohibitionists national nominations! like a cameo, among the star tonight. convention and both were made unanimous. Lord Roberts said was sorry .ho would not be able to mafe-an extend- ed trip. Ho was able t.-> spare more than a fow >'ks ior the whole trip. He would visit Montreal and ,Toronto. He wmild'bt? delighted to visit other places :-uch as his short stay will allow. It was an of irtn L himself on soil so in British} history so iiviuaolubly btiuiul up-wiiii the British 1'nlpire. Soon af ter IITS arrival Lont iioborts attended Lovec at the Citadel hohld by Cover nor general at wbii'h alarpn number the s, nature's tribute to England, were dropped in io the grave, 'the brethren took a last look, and while "Nearer My God to Thee" was sung the last sad rites were performed. EXPLOSION KILLS NINE Claresholm..................-.......2 2nd Nanton ............................8 The first game was the. regular scheduled game. The secand, a gain- postponed from June on account of rain. This makes 8 straight wins and 0 losses for Nanton so far in the sea- son. I Nanton Tripp c Brainard BIG ORDER FROM WEST Hamilton, Oni., July In- ernational Harvester Company has cecoivod orders for seventy-five car mans oi fnrii'i implftni-iits from Wt-st- Tn Canada. TT 01 1 1 Al. OIIICIItM Claresholm Ross Noble and Rnrtrm 1 of digmtaries prosont. Ticoma, Wn., July 16. powder! Hawk magazine of the North western im- provement company at Cleelum. blew up late today while a gang of men were unloading a car of powder. Nine were killed. McKay Ragain R.Shiflds Ib 2b 3b cf rf If RAIL MILL CLOSES Sault Stc. Marie. Ont., July Tlie rail mill, of Lako Superior cor poration. closed down indefinitely it is said, to lack of orders and of ore to nm blast furnaces. WANT MORE PROTECTION Toronto. July executive McCartney of the. Canadian Manufnc- Wilkinson tiirers' association at a meeting held Reynolds t'xlay sent a telf-gram to Trernier Lauricr more protection on the Wannamaker! woollen industry in order to save it -Coons I from ruin. ;