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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Yolume III. aiy Herald ARBITRATION IS THE MAIN TALK STORE ROBBED AT STAFFORDVILLE The night before last .the store of and Pisco, at Staffordvllle. was broken into by some party or Parties unknown ana a quantity of groceries and other merchandise val- ued in all at about ?300 removed. Entrance was forced "by smashing in the door with an axe. The rob- bery was not discovered until the proprietors went down in the morn- ing to open up and little clue as to the culprits was left. The was reported to the Mounted Police 'but no arrests are yet reported. Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, July Trainmen and Pres- Hays Write the Minister Montreal, July 21.-Arbitration was main talk in connection with the strike on the Grand Trunk to- day, but so far there has .been little result. The representatives of the men wired Hon., MacKenzie King, Minister of Labor, that they would accept arbitration if they could se- cure their own arbitrators, naming two men who had arbitrated a num- ber of disputes in the United States i which would practically assure the result of the arbitration. Mr. Hays replied to the minister by mail, but refused to make any statement as 'to what his reply was. It is, understood that the Grand Trunk, is willing to arbitrate, but not under the conditions offered' by Vice-President Murdock. The lat- ter stated in -his reply that although the time when arbitration should be fll'es which have been RAINY RIVER IS BURNING UP Called For Help From the Surrounding Towns Beaudett, Minn., July GUESTS MADE A NARROW ESCAPE Granum Had Big Fire and Livery Burned -x- HAS BRODEUR RESIGNED? Granum, July town suf- fered a severe loss from fire "this morning; the Royal Hotel, Dixon's livery barn and several smaller 'build lags burned. The blaze'started in a Chinese, laundry adjoining- the livery about midnight. A stiff breeze blowing right onto the town. The horses were" got out of the barn 'but all else was lost. Nothing was saved from the hotel and the guests had a very narrow escape with .fcheir lives. A volunteer fire brigade -did excellent %vork in saving adjoining buildings as well as in putting out many incipient blazes .that started in j various parts of the town from flying cinders.' The loss on Montreal, July circles are interested iij the persistent rumors that Hon. L. P. Brodeur has resigned as Minister of Marine and will go to the Bench and that S. N. Parent, chairman of the Transcontinental Commission will contest St. Marys. The positive .announcement is ex-' pected on Sir'.Wilfrid's return the West. THE TAX RATE TO TAKE A DROP cons-racred had passed, they were willing to call the strike off and sub- mit the matter to arbitration if their former offer naming the arbitrator should be accepted. This, however, is hardly expected. There was other- wise little alteration in the general conditions. The Grand Trunk was able to keep raging along the international boiindary in the vi- cinity of Beaudett- and Rainy River, on the Canadian side after threaten- the Royal Hotel is insurance The loss on 'the livery barn is and the insurance is BIG STRIKE IN ENGLAND ENDS ing-the latter all the finally at (ENGINEERS HAVE' TO BE CAREFUL nightfall actually secured a hold in Rainy River. For several days every available man has been on the fight- ing line, and this afternoon in re- sponse to urgent calls for help Fort all its passenger trains running Frances despatched fire engines and 'through and local lines and even apparatus, the hose being in great de- creased its suburban traffic by the ad- raan'd in order to reach the outlying dition of. several trains. The freight I Port'ions of the town, business, however, was very light, a Beaudett also despatched lew trams having pulled out, chiefly beef trains and other loads of partlv i. -i _.. 1 fire ap-j paratus to the sorely stricken Cana- J dian neighborhood. It has been stat- most urgent calls have been ed Rain-v River flot only Smoke in the Mountains and Falling Trees Necessitate a Careful Lookout Craribrook, B.C., July Sun- Mr. E. H. Small had the Men Accept Offer Of Railroad Company and go to Work Newcastle, Eng., July- strike of employees of the North -Eastern .Railroad was- settled tonight The strike threw other work- men out of employment and .caused immense financial loss to the rail- road, merchants and The men accepted the terms offered by the company and the night and day shifts will return to work, tonight and tomorrow' respectively.. Mayor Adams Says it Will Be Lower Than Usual Mayor Adams, who has put in most of the week on the estimates for the year says that the tax rate this year will probably be 13 mills on the dollar and perhaps 12 1-2.' The public school ooard "have not yet feed -the amount they win require this year but will hold a meeting on Monday night for the purpose .of 'fixing 'it. The school rate is expected to be less than 5 mills. The municipal rate will be 5 1-3 mills and the debenture rate will be 2 2-3 mills. Thirteen mills I will be a lower rate than ,the city 'has had for a number of years. PINCHER WHEAT WILL AVERAGE FORTY BUSHELS L. Morgan, of Pincher City, was in the City yesterday. He reports con- ditions 'in Pincher City district a Quite promising. Though there ha been but little .rain of late, yet the steam -plowing outfits are still at work. Much of the fall wheat wil average about forty bushels to the acre. The inhabitants are much en hused at the proposed building of he new railroad to Cardston, the fin- 1 survey of which, has been complet- ed. EDMONTON TO PORTLAND CANAL Edmonton, July Canadian Northern Railway has applied to the Dominion'government for a'chanter for a railway to run from Edmonton to Bear river on the Portland Canal. Frances but t-o farawayvJCenofa luck to capture a verv fine specimen the time, those offering being so numer- perishable commodities which had be carried in order to able loss. MLS s at the Grand u. runt i on the C.P.R. to send all available of Mallard ouice tnis evenms- that-. ;n nose on a swift steamer. Several jtue open door of the hotel. Mr'. settlers' houses and v-Hh i Small 'has placed it in Mr.' Hyde ,1, crops, have Deen destroyed on the j Baker's aviary. While Erne is a arreat ttentn, TOS.'mpoflble the' .iUage oi !.sportsman, stjll it is rfoTbtfutTS h H llsl of uPwards threatened. All scutes ever captured easier game Sitr" H N, through carefu, ThT'irT p ac it was stated that fhi-rKrc i T. me, and the Rat HARRISON WA FOUND GUILTY Of the Charge of Attempt- ing to Commit Suicide ARRANGING FOR LABOR DAY Trades aud Labor Council To Remind Alderman Frayne In accordance with its previously expressed intention the 'Trades Labor Council .will on Labor Day this year have only labor TRAINMEN AND C.P.R. SIGN _UP Men Get .Majority of Demands Official Demands Montreal, July a result of' the repeated conferences-extending oy- er several weeks_a definite agreement- was reached this afternoon by the Canadian Pacific .Railway' Company and its conductors and all possibility that .the men will fol- low the example, or the G.T.R. men FERNIE FIRE BRIGADE IS ALLRIGHT Demonstrated its keal Worth to the Citizens V (Special to the July day 0E calm" veather and each cool night the. safety of the towns in this ;dis- trict which have "been threatened dur- ng the past with destruction, fife from the burning bush. Baynes and Jaffray were both x-e- orted -missing-in .yesterday's press' ispatches from but, they ave answered to their name at-roll- all this are "nap-. Baynes-.Lake ;isvstill very: though some of .'the ;surrounding--dis- trict is rather In fact, none of along; the Crow are in imminent -danger and'' the fire lighters kept" at 7 .l' wardens are making good towards confining these fires. :to present territory. V The Fernie lire department; the citizens what they could emergency 4ast when in; v coraance_ with instructions from the' mayor and council they turned out full force and had as many and go out on strike is now remov- streams' of water, flying at a time: ..-These streams were kept at Ml force At the final conference .which was -for .half, an 'hour and. demonstrated held this afternoon "between Messrs." .that.' the .water supply can be Leonard and McTier, representing the C.P.R. and Mr: Murdock and the committee representing the trainmen and conductors form of agree- ment was parties, and after it has :heeti typewritten it- Avin be signed by the 'representatives addres them address them. At the meeting last j The agreement which night a report from the Labor Day was adopted, which re- j commended that J. W. Harrington, the -well known Socialist speaker and Donald McNatL and two other speakers from the States, their covers all the ed upon to keep ten or twelve streams going for, indefinite periods of time- if required. Streams, of water were thrown ov- er''the tops of the flag'poles-of both; the King Edward' and 'Waldorf ho- tels, and at the sarne time a stream was thrown a distance of more' two hundred feet on to the- top points in dispute Js. largely technical, j two-storey building. This test has The general meaning-according to allayed the. fears, as the men's representative is "that the to the capacity" of the water supplv gradually getting straightened out. Co.. whose property is in grave din- CONvrnP btd-ve opinion is SHAKEN ger is exerting every effort for its lown on 1hp Toronto, July 21.-That the confi-I own and the public welfare. of the travelling public in the Grand Trunk is shaken is shown by a falling off in the traffic. Whole trains came into the Union Station to-night with no more than a dozen passengers. Trains -from Detroit to- night were loaded with express cars due to lack of freight transit.. MORE TRAINS RUNNING- Braatford, July Grand Trunk to-day succeeded in getting FIRES NEAR July fires tinue in the vicinity of the city, but thing is looking first rate. Mr. Opie's opinion is that Wasa is the coming town on the K.C.R., and he states that townsite lots will be placed on the market very shortly. Fires are still burning fiercely all along the line, especially between All the recommendations, made the fire burning a mile north oi town j Goatfell and Kingsgate, where, it has been checked on Old Fort Island at its worst. Engineers, report it and it is believed the greatest danger strenuous work travelling on account I is past this evening. The fire appar- of the smoke and heat, and there is I cntly was started by No. 97 Pacific [also a certain amount of danger from H' M' Express and burned fiercely between j fallen trees, and a bright look-out is and defended' E. Duncan Harrison was found of attempting to commitf: suicide by taking strychnine at the police sta- tion shortly after his arrest on ''a charge of issuing worthless cheques. Only two witnesses, were heard, Ralph Dooley, a constable on the city- force, and Dr. L. G. DeVeber. Dr. DeVcber gave the same evidence as he did at the preliminary -with the addition that he was compelled to repeat the statement Harrison made after he was called to attend him. Harrison, he said, told him he had taken strychnine. The defence offered At the meeting it was reported that Dominion Government Fair Wage Officer McNiven, of Ot'tawa, ihad interviewed uhe officers of the coun- cil during the week and had been furnished with the scale of wages prevailing- in .the -city. A letter was ordered sent to Aid. Frayne drawing his attention to pre-election pledge re printed voters' lists for city elections: several del- egates having reported that they had not been allowed to vote at th-e ref- erendum vote by-laws last week. standard rate of pay for the tcrri-fand pressure. tory cast of Chicago is recognized bv demands acted arrangements for complete pro-" Under the agreement the new rates j-tection in case bush fires should reach' of nav ror the different classes of this locality are the best employment iu the yard and train service are specified, 'but the agree-- ment is liable to change under sixty days' notice from' either side., The new schedule will be retroactive to trams running cn tho Brantford andjj track and Kccwatin Lumber ad, but a hurry call on the Tillscaburs and Buffalo and Goderich branch lines, crews having arrived. The mail service to these places, can- celled for two days, will be resumed to-morrow. THREE INJURED AT BELLEVILLE Belleville. July men are in a critical condition at .the .'hospital here tonight as a result of injuries from strike sympathizers and a third man was also badly beaten. John an aged man. for a long time superintendent of the Bridge Department and Foreman Donovan, of No. 6 Division acting as conductor and'brakeman of the local from To- ronto, were set upon by a hundred toughs as .they left the station and were frightfully beaten, when -the crowd melted as suddenly as it had gathered after a couple of shots were fired. The victims were .taken into the ''hotel, the whereof were broken later with rocks. The entire available police force was on the spot in a few minutes but none of the assailanjvwere in sight though it is expected arrests will be made shortly. During the afternoon, -Fred a colored man working in the j soon concentrated a strong force, v. h0 fought the blaze from the lumber 1 piles. This is the third time fire has been j started in this strip, but each line successfully handled by citizens. I Fires are burning fiercely along the j west shore of the Winnipeg river, North Keewatin, this afternoon, en- dangering many houses and destroy- ing much valuable timber. Yesterday afternoon "a settler at Ostersund lost everything including a cow, by fire which he fought until lhe last minute, when his wife and chil- dren went with a rig and drove to very necessary. Trouble is also bein caused owing to the telephone-wir being damaged by the falling timber e lake nearby in time to save their lives. PURPLE SPRINGS BOARD OF TRADE Seed Grain and An Irrigation Project Discussed-LMany Members CASE AGAINST EASTON DROPPED The agent of the attorney-general with the approval of Judge Winter, has decided that no charge be pre- Pi, to ,ouple S? ot cars with coal for Brockville and was working when attacked by and badly beaten up. Xot strikers participated in the assaults. Several hackmen refused to drive to lhe depot -for fear of violence. MOB AT YORK Toronto. July thp train from .Montreal pulled into York station on the Grand Trunk last evening, it was greeted with jeers from the mob of aaen. women and children. Standing in .1 deluge of rain, they defied the conductor to ieave 'the train to his orders. When the train left York the conductor was bombarded with stale eggs, and a few stones were also throxvn in his direction. the purpose of recovering a gun i which was purchased by Easton in Gray's store for In the court, er spoke in strong habit many peopk; At a mass meeting at Purple Springs on Wednesday, a Board of Trade was organized and began its career with sixty-five members. The first matter to be taken up by this lusty youngster was the matter of urging the government to distribute seed grain to farmers who require it. An irrigation proposition was also discussed. It is proposed to irrigate on the north and south sides of the railroad .track from Chin .to Grassy Lake -by water diverted from the Belly river. The officers elected were: James R. Milligan, president: John Marsh vice president: T.- R. Hudson. iary; and Mr. Gilmore. treasurer. was a lively one, much The m interest being shown. Another meet- room -Tudfe Win words against tl nave Of trying to use the criminal j be callfed in two weeks in the place of the civil iaws for the! to discnss further die irrigation prop- PERM1TS TO BUILD The defence was to the effect that j Hugh Cameron, residence Mcbaff the strychnine might have been in a! 5-.SOO. meal served the accused some time 1 Geo. Moulder, .dwelling, Torrance. previously. Sentence was not pass- avenue, 5150. ed. Harrison's trial on the charge of issuing worthless cheques is going on this afternoon. Fielden Hodgson, who yesterday af- ternoon pleaded guilty of forging the name of T. E. Patteson to a cheque for So, was let out on suspended sen- tence and bound over in to come up when called for. was this afternoon found guilty of issuing worthless cheques, and sentenced to six months' mprisonment. On charge of at- tempting suicide he was sentenced to three months or nine months in all. KING PUTS IT- DP TO THE ANNOUNCED Usoal Ceremony and Pomp Was Duly Observed In London London, July Medieval pomp and ceremony again held sway in the city to-day, when a notice regarding the forthcoming coronation of King George V., was proclaimed "at Guildhall by her- I aids. The brilliant ceremony was sim- The-mere fact that are- wide awake to the situation- and have not waited until fires have reached the neighborhood, oefore taking ac-: tion, is an assuring May 1st last. The agreement is ac- that the danger, if cepted by both sides as a definite closing of the dispute which has been in progress since the beginning ci tho year. indication that any, promptly-met. REPLACING STEEL The track laying gang on line is now replacing the old seventy, pound in use Ottawa. July Hon. W. L, Mac- King, .Minister of Labor, has recovery of things they think they are entitled to. Although the case against, him has been thrown out, Mr. Easton has secured the gun from the party to whom he re-sold it and returned it to Mr. Grav. osition and other matters. William was struck by a flying board in a sawmill, which severed bis jugular vein and caused his death. SANDON STILL IN DOUBT Xelson, July fate of San- don is still in doubt. All wires are flown between Nelson and that point. The operator at Roseberry reported that the operator at Sandon had left the station and fled 'to the .hills. Since then no ne-ws has .been received. Ross- land is reported Kafe this afternoon. I >nt ln rharles of lhe Tnmk- ition of his accession, but was marred by dull threatening weather. No .troops, however, lined the route. the city police taking efficient charge of the crowds. It is estimated that fully two million people watched the. display to-day. Several women fainted bu; there were no serious injuries. The proclamation announced the ap pointinent of a court TO determine the claims of various privileges which McNlCHOL'S STATEMENT AwrJ.AkI) Ali u.ot ou VIL v ice-President McNichol in-an1 this bianch of the C.P.R., with So- cial statement to-night said "We pound, new steel rails, and have have come to an agreement which is j reached a point about- three miles approved by both sides. In one way I south cf town. The line'will thus be the standard rate oF wages for terri- improved here and the junc- tory east of Chicago has been adopt- of Kootenay Central cd. Oi course a good deal more than! near Galloway. When these" improve! rates had to be considered as condi-iments have been completed the -fine tions and runs 01 service played a flyer trains can make much better But time over this part -of the line, and the the ..lowering of grades and eliminating ;ame way as in the United States. of sharp curves will help to lengthen As to the exact result of the settle- j out- the freight trains until one won't nient, that would be a difficult thing [know whether he is looking at a C to specify, as the material evTdence j P.R. or a G.N.R. train of heavy would fill a book of fifteen or twenty j freight- moving through the valley, pages, but the men have granted a very large percentage of their de- mands and everything is now set- tled." very great part in ratings, standard ratings are applied in CLEANING UP Cleanliness, being next to Godli- J ness, it was to be expected that the Ti !caU for lne young people to turn out It is expeced that ,he formal help clean the loose stones and agreement will be signed by the rep- resentatives Oi both parties to-raor- other rubbish from of the vacant lot, the Methodist i round the coronation-ceremonv. James Murdock. representative of the The great nobles of England a striking trainmen, saying in part: "That the question ;is to whether they are willing to rH'er the existing differences to arbitration was one to which the people had a right to expect a definite reply, and which as minister jpnnctnioiis on the observance of the ancient, privileges of their families on those great, state occasions. The wiJI also collect evidence to decide lie was responsible to them. do his duty on their behalf. day next June is suitable for the coronation. He would He urges them to give a direct answer to this question at their earliest, convenience so that the people might, judge for themselves of the present position and '.he attitude of -the parties on a matter hat vitally affects' these interests. Mr. King has not yet public the lep-er'of President Hays BUY NOVA SCOTIA ORCHARDS Halifax. July English syn- dicate is reported to have acquired -the apple orchards in the vicinity of Wolfvjlle and .Starr's Point. The'pro- duct will be sent to the London mar- ket. MAGISTRATE HAS RESIGNED H. A. J. Macdougall, city police magistrate for the last eighteen months has sent in his resignation to Mayor Adams. Mr. Macdongnll was asked for his resignation two weeks j ago but declined to give it. demand- 1 ing tha: some specific charge be Laid against him. The Mayor then applied to the Attorney-General's department Of an experienced once the home church, should meet with hearty re- sponse and it did. The lot is "now ready for a final grading and then the young people will have a good tennis court upon which' to enjoy the sport. A GOOD IDEA Next Monday evening a meeting is to be held for the purpose Of organ- izing clubs' to take over the new gymnasium and reading room in the basement of the Methodist church. These rooms are finished and only need the necessary equipment to make of them a most convenient place for these purposes and it is proposed tor his HP was then tem- porarily suspended by the department and an investigation promised. By submitting his resignation Mr. Mac- dougall, it is understood, waives any further discussion of the matter. man TO take charge ol- the work. SFAN'iSH AND FRENCH PHOPLE WERE FIGHTING San Sebastian. Spain. July official despatch received here from Casa Bianca. Morocco, says that a t fight broke out yesterday between French and Spanish people in which a Spanish corporal was killed. POLICE THINK FIRE MAY BE INCENDIARY The mounted police are investi-at- ing the fire at the A. R. r. which took place last week and de- stroyed a quantity of -hay and othe- material as well ar, the which it was stored. The A. R. r pasture south of the stables was set aligns: in some mysterious manner, a few hours previous to the stable" fi fire and it is though that both might be the work of an incendiary. ;