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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Ihe e Volume in. e Daily Herald PREMIER HAD VERY BUSY DAY Made Speeches at the Stations as he Travelled Lethhrldge, Alberta. Wednesday, JtUy BRITISH COLUMBIA TOWNS ARE WIPED OUT BY FIRES Yorkton, Sask., July Wil- frid Laurier concluded his lour through the Province of Manitoba this afternoon when he passed over the boundary into the Province of Sas- katchewan on .his way to the Pacific Coast. Speaking at Birtle, the last of the Manitoba.towns visited, by the Premier, Sir Wilfrid said the Prov- ince-of Manitoba had given him. a right royal reception and. he would never cease to Appreciate it.. "In every town I have said the premier, .have met with a cordial reception which could be rarely, if ever, excelled. I have found" the same sentiments toward We that I find in my own Province of Quebec." Sir Wilfrid .emphasized the .possibil- ities of the west at every meeting. he west and north I go. the better your coun- try appears to be. i do not hesitate to-say that'this is the best-portion of the whole continent. The more I see of the Canadian west, the more proud I am of the fact that I am a Canadian, and the more I see of it the more In this.west you do not know what disappointment is. Youmight have had a poor crop this LIBERALS TO-NIGHT Remember the meeting of Liberals to-night at o'clock, in the Caledonian Hall. A HOT ROAST FOR FORMER LEADER Conservative Paper is Glad that Monk Has Left Ottawa, July Ottawa Journal, Independent -Conservative, in a strong editorial, says, Conservative party of Canada meets i Grand Forks, Jaffray, and Lake-Sandon Reported Doomed-Ferine Has Prepared For Emergency- Cranbrook Rests Easier Nelson, S.C., .July 19.-From the fire districts to-night reports are that at Slocan fires are 7- It is reported but not confirmed that G rand, Forks is completely wip- ed out, and that Santion is doomed, furious fire is also .reported to have wiped out Jaffray and Bayne's Lake off the map. It is impossible at present to obtain particulars. At Kaslp the-fire, is travelling rapidly and back-firing, has been resorted to. At Moyie the fire is still causing an- xiety, but at-present the', town is; safe. The bodies of the four victims! at Lucky Jim mine have been re- moved burial. The air around Nelson is thick smoke of the city -are still blazing furiously. Fortunately the day Deen calm. Town of Ryan Wiped Out Spokane, July town of Ryan on the' Columbia -River, 12 miles south of the' Canadian boun- set up -in working shape in case of emergency, owing to the proximity of the fires. Not, So_Much Danger Cranhrobk, B.-'cL, July the falling of .the winds the forest fires in this vicinity have not such a dangerous appearance. ,Still the whole atmosphere is thick with smoke, and a .certain -amount of anx- iety is noticeable amongst the ranch- ers and property 'owners around to the south. Prepared at Fernie Fernie, July wind that was so very still today and the bush fires 'have been very quiet, but no -lagging is being' indulged in by the of the town, and the citizens, ;de- to place, the city beyond the pos- a stroke of good fortune'in the year, but you' look forward to- spirit in the Con- next year with the greatest hopeful- servatives of Quebec, Mr. Monk has ness. The buoyancy and hopefulness 01 the west are unequalled." SPEECHES EN ROUTE is reported to have been wiped- r a forest fire. The 'fire seen parturc .of Mr. F. hitherto incw" covers approximately the whole recognized as the. leader of the party, ten-'itory from Bosburg north to Ry- from the Province of Quebec, who an on tne- east side of the river, a has. now joined forces openly with tract fifteen miles long and seven Mr. Bourassa. That Mr! Monk has not merely been a dead weight on the party, but a drawback has for some time been recognized by most of the party of' the province. Where a man; like Cartier or' Langevin or Chap- leau would have been inspiring an aggressive of. being reached -by the fire sibility that -may ;be fanned into life -'by .'a recurrence of higih winds. Last .night at a' meeting' .of the Board of which met to con- sider other matters, the subject of fire protection wasimade a subject for. general discussion and .the result was tihe appointment of two committees -to make minute examination of condi- left in the fire limits be at once re- moved. While this committee was 'busy in town, ilessre. Trites, F. C. DuBois A. MeDougal and H. W. Herchmer, who composeed -uhe committee op- pointed to visit the -bush fire near -Morrissey and examine the condition of t3ie .ground 'between' the fire and the city limits, were busy .at their task. This committee did not return to town in time 'to report before.. this writing, ,bnt tSiat -they '-will -do'' a thorough iob is not doubted as they are not only experienced men, -but. men who represent large interests and are fully alive to the situation- Taken with what has already .been done 'by way of cleaning up 'the streets, removing of 'building rubbisZi PROMOTION -EXA.MS. On page 4 -will be found the results of.. Public School, promotion examinations. v OF WALSH TRAINS ARE MOVING ON arid "the absence of any such tangled jungle of -slash as was woven all the town in 1908, and the wide alertness; of everybody, there is perhaps hot a town anywhere Conductor Assaulted at: Niagara-Com- pany Satisfied July ,20 a result of the strike-the .railway, mail already and.-there is in an'accumulation'.6f letters, and other t VJi miles wide. Mill-ions of feet of tim-! tlons in the city and those'surround- ber have been destroyed. Fires at Cranbrook Cranbrook, 'July fierce for jest fire is raging about four miles south of the city, around Loco. The country is covered to .the south and been useless throughout. The active principle of co-operation of Canadians iy pall of smoke, and with a strong gale from the southwest tie fire appears to be mak- ing-rapid headwav. jji a The prefer has .tad a busy day o- jTtoe ta Canada. Nevertheless _ in the British Empire is TIle East No. 2 mill jly.n'ot as popular in Quebec'as else-' said to be in no danger, but the num- Since he left Brandon morning he has covered over this in re- erous ranchers around are bound to t, the Liberals of Quebec hundred miles, and at several of the1 sponse to Sir-Wilfrid Laurier's claim suffer very heavily. Messre.-Cree, Henderson and F. C. Lawe were appointed to look'into the conditions in town, and after a thor- ough survey of the" situation this morning, reported-to tine Board that' in tlheir there' should be 2500 feet more of emergency fire hose procured and the most ex- j posed -places, to, under pro- is per direction; that the fire chief :be instructed to make "thorough tests of every ibydrant in, the .town and that of'Ifire as is Fernie today. The-old-adage. burnt child fears was never more '-thorough- ly demonstrated, than it has been by tbe citizens of, Fernie for the last- three or The mayor was present-at last night's meeting and assured the. board that the council would act promptly upon any -recom- mendation of a committee sentath'e citizens; News from I the. moment we don't-" know what to saidvL.; -'T'liG 'Is up and we can't get "rid." of it; We hope, however, to make some arrange ment to enable us" to-clear, the office and "get things running A great deal of mail-matter is''hand- led -over Homesteader To Death--Motiv6 i Not Known Walsh, juiy l9.-The coroner's acting in-; connection '-with, the body; day of A-man. found, in 'a -culvert soiith-east of yesterday, on meridian between Saskatchewan Alberta, after being vTi.the case -all1-. brought' 'Jn1 -a '.verdict of- wilful 'person persons, -tin- 'culvert joined, hands j with their fellow countrymen in this regard for the Dominion and the.JEm- .places on the route-between Brandon and Yorkton, which he reached thisjpire.. A st man Cartier evenmg, he stopped to del_ver ad- Iite have to tne enthusiastic crowds I nf n i-siaerable 01 the Quebec.Conservatives stations. He i the Many fires are going all over the country is reported that at Movie they have the fire apparatus atjleast ten or twelve .of turned, on at once" to test the pres- sure capacity of tke water supply, and that. every' -bit of niboish still of repre- Trunk lines.- jwiierever possible-special-' boats will out- j. side points indicate a -general sub- sidence of the fires -tihat have caused neighboring towns so much trouble of late; The temperature is much lower to- day and slight indications of rain are noticabl-e. This would be as wel- >e secured and new. routes. opened up. Communication- between Montrearand. the big probably be'main- j-taincd ,.the main line section Trunk will have very little service to-day. THE ENGINEERS come to in the Pass, as it j .does .not would to-those who dwell upon the jseem probable that'engineers-will take flats, and 'blessing. would he an undisguised has received civic addresses and bou-; quets all the day, and at every place who met him at the _r did in but, Mr. Monk, preferred himself to oppose and he has delivered aa address he fire Up0n his party and to cut him- self loose from his life-long political been the conveyor of a message of hope and encouragement. "Many of you who come to greet me may come from the .Old Country, from France, from Germany or from the United States. No matter where you come from, you are welcome. We recognize your 'determination to be- come true Canadians and therefore we extend to you the right hand of convictions- and associations in order to denounce his own countrymen in the single idea of their sharing in the effective preparation for the defense of the flag under which they live, and this while loudly professing loyally to it. The silver lining to this cloud is plain. Mr. Monk was aa incubus. finest colony in the British Empire." The Premier addressed a great meet ing at Yorkton to-night. better. The party is no longer to be charged with his narrowness nor pointed at as in confu" sion owing to his utterance." HAVE EXEMPTED RAILWAY LABOR Change Made in the Im- migration Regu- lations Ottawa, July to the great s IMMIGRATION ABOUT DOUBLED 4- London, July passengers to dur- ing .tine first -six months of the year numbered S6..6Q7, again- V st .43.930 for the same -period last year. LABOR WINS FAMOUS CASE MIX-UP OVER AFFAIRS OF ALEXANDRA CAFE The Alexandra Cafe was closed day, but 1ST. H. Murray, who has tak- en, the place over again from Wood- BANQUET TO MARJTIMEiRS. Edmonton. July banquet by 'the former residents of the 'Maritime I Provinces now residing in Edmonton, will be given to E. M. IVIcDpnald, M, P. P., of Pictou, N. S... and'probably Hon. W. S. Fielding, also, who is ex- and Wolf, will have it open j pected to be present on the occasion again for dinner at six o'clock to-j of their visit to Edmonton with Sir night. There is quite a mix-up over j Wilfrid Laurier next month. the affair. The late proprietors clear j _______________ ed out from the premises at two o'clock this morning. It is said that they are owing large sums of money to various people in the city. Their) unpaid milk bills are said to amount j to their meat bills to about! 5600 and their employees have been paid by cheques to meet which there HELLO TO HAT IN AUGUST is said to be no money in the hank. Medicine Hat, July 20. N. j Moors, Inspector of Service of j Alberta Government Telephone AN OLD TIMER VISITS THE CITY James Gibbons, an old timer of Edmonton, was in the city yesterday B, the Sys- tem, is in the city to-day. He is making arrangements for opening ag- encies at Seven Whitla, Purple Persons, Winnifred, Springs and Bow ;Island. Work on the.extension of the jline is progressing very rapidly. Mr, i Moors expects that the line will be completed about the first of August, and that Medicine Hat people will then be able to talk with all parts on his way home from visiting the i of the province and as far as Gran- Cook ranch at the head of St. Mary's j brook in British Columbia, river in Montana. I Mr. Gibbons went through Smith- has been decided to admit from all countries except Asia construction la- borers who are mentally, morally and physically fit, willing to work, and who are guaranteed employment by contractors or railway companies irrespective of money qualifications or direct journey. This means that .for the time being railway construction men axe placed' in practically the same position inso- far as immigration regulations are concerned as farm laborers have been in the past. It also means that con- tractors in the prairie provinces and on the Pacific, Coast will be able to secure large numbers of Scandinavi- ans, and, other, first class construction men who under the strict immigra- tion regulation might be debarred for the lack of the required or for not coming from the country of their birth or naturalization. This Winnipeg, July Canadian Xorthern Kailway company is rush- ing work on all its lines under con- struction in the west. It is intended alteration in the regulations is of spe-, to as much rnileagc as possible BOY STABBED A MAN AT PORT ARTHUR. Port Arthur, July to des by the teasing of A. Ohern- sfciki, an employed on the street work. Frank Arabia, an Italian lad of. twelve, whipped out a large pocket knife, and inflicted a serious wound just helow the heart. Arabia was arrested, but was released on bail the result of the injuries to his victim, who is now in hospital. Doctors say that had the knife not struck directly over a rib the wound migiht have been fatal. Bcuks Co. Against the Unions any part of the trouble between the Grand Trunk and their trainmen. j Engineers and firemen have their I own organizations. The impression 'expressed at Bonaventure station is that so far as the engineers went they keep out of the trouble alto- gether. j I Another side question, however, is i the constant repairs to keep rolling j stock in fit condition for the road. HO itS right i Witb tne machinists laid off by the management, it will be but a short- time until the locomotives become rundown and unfit. Then it ds expect murder; by known., It that" bad become exhausted and 'had into'; out of :rhe sim. This-theory'v ever before 'the jury. v The -acob about two ;milej He was last. in' that unday, July 3rd; Ms.'deaiih very: the was decora-posed recognition. Theideceased, came from the i .tes; ;and -was' about! He .had no enemies' and he :was ;under liquor, It; was :thoiight that whoever' mitted'fthe deed,'otry, tihe. :AbbutJ.two from the' culvert -an old found.; five spadefuls :of had been turned 'over, and; then worfc been isibed.' besides" the was found at -this "point one in :tihe dead; man's' cigarette papers .were also -found' a scrap -of paper writing: on', whether -in the- band-of'-the'. dead man or his murderer' is not-Vet certain. ground -A- small portion of was discolored near the Cincinnati, July Gom- pers, President of the American -Fed- eration of Labor, announced tonight that the Bucks Stove and Range Co. Jed the enginemen will air their griev- 'ances and refuse to run the engines which they consider unsafe for the road. FREIGHT .DEMORALIZED Toronto, July traffic was demoralized on the Grand Trunk of- St. Louis, has agreed to abandon j system all day.- Many carloads of ts open shop policy and hereafter will employ none but union -men. Jas. VanCleave, head of the Bucks Com- pany, and former president of the Na- fruit and other perishable stuff were stalled hetweea Sarnia and Toronto. The great live stock export'trade from Chicago is being diverted to other lines. Passenger trains are, spade, and it" is. supposed-' that this, is'., blood. A sample of the earth. -was taken for chemical ..analysis.. The body bad evidently been-'car- ried to the culvert and then dragged Tie shovel witib. which it tempted to bury the body affords -a possible clue. It seems to (have been lying around Walsh for- some time, .as''" several persons identified it The coroner's jury was composed-. I i tional Association of Manufacturers, however, running remarkably well died May 15 last, after six years of The local strikers to- are confi- Cm WILL RUSH WESTERN WORK cial importance to railway contract- ors in view of the fact that opera- tions have been considerably curtail- ed across the border, and first class men are therefore easily available. PERNE'LL DISCHARGED Gibbons went through South- ern Alberta in the very early days or at a.time when, as another old timer standing near remarked, "Chief; At the SuPreme Court this mom- Mountain over there was a bole in inS before Judge Beck, the crown the ground." It was in 1865 that he first passed in sight of the "coal banks1' on the Belly river, and the last time was in 18S1. In '65 he xvas with a party prospecting through the foothills for placer goW, and the buffalo swarmed the plains in millions. Air. Gibbons was on the ground floor of most of the early placer gold rush- es in the Idaho and Montana moun- tains and was in California in '54, and Vancouver, B. C., at the time of the Fraser River excitement '58. pceferred no charge against Pernell who had been arrested for horse- stealing. The case was therefore dis- missed. The case of Ott vs. the Leih bridge Brewing and Malting Co. was continued. Upon the conclusion of this case this afternoon, the case of John W. Turner vs. R. J. Brown, resulting from a land deal was start- ed. Turner takes action to have a caveat removed from a- property, of j while Brown has a counter-claim for the specific performance of a transfer. SIR FREDERICK SAYS IT'S UNTRUE Ottawa, July 19. Sir Frederick Borden, Minister of Militia and De- fense, who is now at Canning, N.S., replying to a telegram sent him in reference to the London cable pur- porting to give a summary of the re- port of General Sir .John French up- on the condition of the Canadian Mil- itia, wires reply "I have no state- ments to make at present except that summary quoted in your telegram is entirely inaccurate and grossly mis- leading." It may be added that there is no disposition at headquarters to place any reliance upon the cabled summary, of the.correspondent of the! London Times. to the Western system this year. Foley, Welch and Stewart will prob- ably take a contract fox the con- "--w V struction of a large section of is gtm before ncessant warfare against Federation of Labor. His friends attributed his death after six months' illness to the strain of the fight he had waged since j 1905, with Union labor, which he had once described as "Muscle trust." In the course of that fight he had ob- tained an injunction from the Su- preme Court of the District of Co- lumbia forbidding the Federation to boycott his company or to print its iyame in an "unfair in the Fed- erationist, the organ of the Gompers' organization. For violating that in- junction Judge Wright imposed tence of one vear's dent of winning. So are the railway officials. They claim the trainmen is by qualified men. (Continued on page A BLOODLESS REVOLUTION Vancouver, B. C., July hundred Italian city workmen pulled oS a bloodless revolution in Vancou- Ver By mandate of the city Gompers, one of six months on Sec- COUnCli the winding the sen- 03 follows: M. .E. Campbell (fore- M. Schroder, David'; Reed, A. M. Thurn, W.R. Nesbit and H. 4 Vockeroth, The jury brougiht in the following' verdict: "That Jacob Jerke. came .to his death on or shortly after the.night of the 3rd July, 1910, in Wialsh or vicinity by injuries received, iheavy blow on the head, "toy'-some-' (heavy instrument in the some person or persons unknown, re- suiting in concussion and hemmorage causing- almost instant death." The body has been sent to Irvine for burial CAMiPBELLTON IS RAPIDLY REBUILDING Campbellton, .N. B., July eral new stores have opened for sell- ing merchandise and 'several' tele- phones are installed. -Temporary structures are going up with a -rush. 'Workmen are arriving from other places, finding ready employment. It is confidently expected that the gov- ernment will arrange to relieve "the town of its burden of bonded debt dur- ing the reconstruction period. retary Frank Morrison, and one streets and sewers were prohi- nine months on Joha British Columbia, next year. THREE KILLED Court. IS LAST OF ON HANDCAR! THE A. G. W. whose j bited from workinS their men more Supreme eight hours- The Italians re- fused to agree, insisting that they be allowed to work n ne hours, thereby getting extra pay by the extra hour. Last ,.night several Englishmen work- ing on city jobs were warned by Italians to quit. This morning two hundred of the strikers marched from lone part of the city to another call- ing out the eight-hour gangs. Police Quebec, July comes from Beauceville of a terrible accident three miles from there, three people lives. The victims are losing their Mr. and -Mrs mer's brother, Adolph Gregoire. Un- i Jos. Gregoire and for- stalmcnt of Edmonton, July Edmon- ton Bulletin states th? failure of the Alberta and Great Waterways Rail- way Company to meet the first in- der the impression that tbe Quebec Central Railway line was clear they were returning to their borne on a band car, a locomotive running in tbe direction of St George came along be- 'ore those on the hand car could jump and were struck by tne engine. Jos- eph Gregoire was killed instantly, his skull being fractured while his wife and Adolphe Gregoire were so badly Injured that they died an hour later. i the bonds due eliminates the company from the project. The province of Alberta had to meet the obligation, and did so. This leaves the province with with which railway construe tion may be secured in what sections seem best. So far, the bargain has cost the province Why the company abandoned the enterprise is a mystery, as the commission has done nothing to invalidate the officers prevented bodily harm being done, but the Italians could not be prevented from warning their coun- trymen that they would be killed if they did not quit. In all cases in- timated the men quit and ran. Six hundred men in different parts of the city laid down their tools to-day. DOUBLE DROWNING IN THE BAY AT W1ARTON Wiarton. Ont., July Holler, fifty-six and Edward Cunningham, aged seventeen, were drowrted here last night. A gasoline launch in which tftey were travelling struck a sunken log. Four others in the boat were rescued by Indians. The NAME OF IHE NEW RAILROAD Pincher Creek, July an- other cheering message was received by wire here to-day from the rail- way promoters in New York, this one to the effect that about the first of August four or five of the best railroad engineers in America will be in Pincher Creek, presumably to their opinions and assistance with re- gard to the route. The name given to this new rail- road venture is the Pincher Creek, Cardston and Mostana Hallway Co. With the exception of the foregoing telegraphic message no further infor- mation has been received here. Strange to say, while the hulk of the people take it for granted that'the. building of this roa3 IE next thing to an assured fact, there are ery wear doubting caps until such tim. t> f ;