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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta lEe Lethbridge DaUy Herald VOL. II. .LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, IW9. NO. 146. JUNE MAYBE THE BEST YET Building Permits Is- sued On First Day Of Month June, promises to beat the record for building permits. Yesterday the value of the permits issued was over as follows E. X. Holmes, Eartlett street, a Chas. McClenaghan, Bartlett St., dwelling, W. R. Tumming, James street, dwelling, W. E. Cummins', James street, dwelling, Wm. Wray, Westminster Road, a stable. Cropley Bros., River-view, dwelling, This is a good start for another record month of permits for June. AN UNFORTUNATE FELLOW Kegina, Sask., ,June Vise, planer in the Western Manu- facturing Company here had his left hand caught in the machinery yester- day and severed at the wrist. Some time ago t-he same man had his right hand crushed in a pulley and has only the use, of the first and last fingers of it. DISMISS ELECTION PROTESTS Winnipeg, June -judges of the Court of Appeals have made an order Dismissing the appeals against the members of the Dominion House of Commons for the electorial..districts of Portage la Prairie, Brandon. Mac- donald and Lisgar constituencies, the -petitions in these matters having been dropped as against the several res- pondents. Alderman Asked For Montreal, Que., June sensation developed at the session of the Royal Commission today when a man named Calve swore that Aid. Wilfrid Joseph Proulx demanded to push his application for a posi- tion on the police force. Calve swore that he told Proulx the sum asked was too much, and the latter had said: "Well, a little to one fellow and a little to another and in the end there would not be much for me." .Calve's testimony will be con- tinued when the court resumes. KILLED AT. HAMILTON Hamilton, Ont., June Strong, 20 years old broke his neck -at noon today in going over the han- dle bars 'of his bicycle which, ran into the curb on King St. One Juror Fell Asleep Sask., June hor- rible circumstances surrounding the murder of Charles Harris, at Mile- stone on April 1st. were further in- vestigated this afternoon before Judge Wetmore. C. E. D. Wood, counsel for the prisoner, continued his" cross-exam- ination of Dr. Charlton and consider- ably shook faith in the witness' tes- timony. The witness had previously sworn that he looked upon Taylor's works as a standard of medical legal text books, and that, he gave his evidence on facts stated therein. He. now wished to disagree with Taylor, he said, to his own experience, that it -was impossible to obtain the red corpuscles of blood from blood staiua so- microscopical examination if they were, at the outside, 24 hours old, or that it would be necessary to have a fragment of blood clot for examination. Another point upon which he -differed with Taylor was that it was almost impossible to get dried blood and particularly where it was only small spatters of dark cloth for the purpose of examination. He denied the. statement that it would be possible for a man to fall against edge of a bed nnd fracture his skull in the manner in question. The blood stains or so-called stains on tho shovel ami cartridge shell, he ad- mitted, he not tested and when closely questioned on the mailer said of the jurors fell asleep but woke up they were probably blood. During this evidence one, at least, when his head fell forward. Mr. Ross, for the crown, opened his re- examination of this witness just be- fore the rising of court, but gtnt- that it would probnbly last a long time. Theatre Men Break Away Chicago, June coirmittee of the Western theatre managers' asso- ciation, headed by the president. Charles Kindt, left for New York to- day to notify Abraham Erlangei that hereafter they will refuse to pay "booking fees" for their attractions. J. J. Shubert, head of the "Inde- jrho was in the city yes- terday, announced that managers all over the country were preparing to join the open door movement. "In the past theatre Managers have been little else than said Mr. Shubert. "The independent movement will benefit not only the managers, but it will open a greater field for the playwriters. It means that there will be fewer unemployed actors and more work for musicians and bauds." Body Found At Coal City At 10.30 this morning Mr. Berlanda pulled a body of a man out of the river near Coal City. Berlanda is a foreigner who could not talk much English and was badly scared. But from what can be learned the body slfowed signs of being in the water for some time., It may be the body of David Gibson who was drowend at Ashcroft's mine. -Corporal Mason of the K. N. W. M. P., Taber, has gone to investigate. BIG INCREASE AT LETHBRIDGE Freight Business Grows En- ormously Says the Man Who Knows -John Halstead, of Calgary, general freight agent of C.P.R., is in the city today. He finds business brisk. The prospects could hardly be better. The government reports- show an in- crease of per cent, in the fall wheat acreage for this yearjs. crop. He also believes there is a substan- tial increase in spring grain sown this year. The freight returns show an enormous increase in business at Lethbridge. This increase is special- ly marked in the shipments o-f set- tlers' effects and building material. Of course the strike has caused a felling off of coal shipments, for coal not rained cannot foe shipped. How- ever, the C.P.R. are not about the coal situation. worrying There is considerable increase in the settle- ments all along the line, and espec- ially at the growing towns of Grassy Lake, Bow Island and Seven Persons and in that neighborhood. SHORTAGE IN A LEWISTON BANK Lewistown, Idaho, June 2. Nation- al Bank Examiner Claude Gatch is authority for the statement that a shortage been discovered in the funds of the Lewiston National Bank. Beyond the fact that the stock hold- ers have made the -alleged shortage good, Mr. Gatch declines to discuss the situation. It is alleged that the defalcation amounted to The embezzlement has, it is stated, extended over a period of the last 5 years. It was made possible it. is un- derstood by manipulation of the add- ing machine used in computing the daily balances. DR. WATERS DEAD Ottawa, Ont., June J. Fran- cis Waters, former secretary of Civil Service examiners, and lately a prom- inent clerk in the Department of State was found dead in his office this morning. He. had been failing in health for some time. He was about 55 years old. He was M. A. of Queens Universii... L.L.D. of St. Francis College, Antigonish. CUT SHORT THE IMS LOST IN AN AWFUL CYCLONE North Dakota Suffers From a Terrible Disaster OPENING NEW BRIDGE AT MACLEOD The new bridge at Macleod will be opened on 8th. Tho Lieutenant Governor and the Premier will be present. others injured, two fatally; Northern Pacific station destroyed. Lakota, N. by light- ning. Wahpeton, N. state buildings razed. Ypsilanti Wrecked From Jamestown, N. D., it is re- N. D., Mav peo-! Ported lhat Ypsilanti, a village tliir- ple are dead, sixteen are injured and j teen miles south of there, has prac- between 30 and 40 houses and other! tically been destroyed by the cy- buildings are demolished as the re-' clone. It came down from a clear suit of a cyclone which swept over: sky, and in a few minutes the wind this town at 6 o'clock Sunday even-j and rain had played havoc with''the j place. The farm house of George Graves was- blown into the James river, and Graves and her two young The dead are: iMrs. Joseph Bord. Mrs. Breakney. down the Jamcs river'. houses and wrecking every- Twelve year old son of Joe Powors.! daughters, vrho were in the house at Infant son of J. Bain. !the time- were instantly hilled. Kvery Shot-Han, a little girl of n i house In the village was either emire- ly or-partially destroyed. The town is full of injured people! After Ieavin8 Ypsilanti the cycl-ne and it is not known just how many, sPe have really been seriously hurt. Those i who are reported as severely injured thinS in its Path- and likely to die are: Mrs. Dean and servant girl, ternal injuries. Mrs. Diamond, both legs and arms broken. Mrs. Gordon, severe internal in- juries. Mrs. George H. Price, and her two children, internally injured. The buildings destroyed include the Methodist church and two elevators. The dead perished in the wrecks: Damage at Jamestow.i in.} In Jamestown all the buildings of j the Jamestown Fair Association were demolished, the Russell-Miller flour mill was wrecked, and a large por- tion of the Northern Pacific round- house caved in, barying in the de- bris a number of locomotives and severely injuring several Italians who had the roundhouse when the storm first came up. It then passed within three hun- of ly demolished. The wind, which was dred feet of the state asylum build- houses, whicn were complete-j did no damage there hshprl I ric- winn wac i At Tyler, a gram elevator 1 1 f -THJ JU T accompanied by thunder, bgh ning I from foundations and and a drenching rain, continued be- carried several yards away. Four tween five-and ten minutes during Mrg on thft turn. which the entire damage was done, i Box cars were blown off the Great Northern tracks and broken into splin- ters, while-roofs of houses and other debris were carried for miles. Aiding the Unfortunate of Langdon, dazed by ed upside down and .three men in them were severely injured. Hoven Reported Damaged It is also .reported that the town of j Hoven, in Potter County, South Da- I kota, "fifty miles west of Aberdeen, i has been badly damaged by the their misfortune for a brief spell, havejbut owiTig to interruption of the tel- bravely responded- to the needs service, the extent of the unfortunate people who lost all. in or a confirmation of t the disaster. No help from outside ho nhrninfld. the city will be required, it is an- of the the re- port cannot be At Lakota, N. several buildings nounced. Of the total loss, which! ere strack At Wahpeton, the conservative estimate places at fair buildings were demolished, 000, there was not more than S5..000 j and .at Devirs Lake, the Great Nor- jthern wires and telegraph poles were The path of the cyclone extended j throwri down and communication cut for a distance of five miles. Before the Methodist Church and parsonage At Hillsboro and other, places the was struck the pastor, Rev. E. S. rain amounted to almost a cloud- jarnin formerly a resident of Iowa, burst, the fall being six inches. Hail took the members of his family into -accompanied the storm in places, but his cellar, aud although the residence j was lifted from the foundations and j wrecked completely they all May of insurance. A FIRE FIEND BUSY WITH STEAMERS Somebody Seems To Hold Grudge Against P. C. Line Vancouver, B. C., June constant efforts are being made to burn up the steamers belonging to the Union Steamship Company's fleet of coasting boats appears probable from the latest blzae which occurred yesterday on the steamer Cassiar, when that vessel was on her way in- to poit from the north. A month ago fire was found aboard the steamer Comox, but it was dis- covered in time to "prevent serious consequences. Last week the Coquitlam took, fire in an unexplained way and was bad- ly damaged. Three deaths have oc- curred since the fire on the Coquit- lam as a result of the blaze, and the- lives of a score of people were placed in danger. Yesterday the Cassiar was off the village of Sechelt when smoke start- ed to come from her hold where was stored large bales of hay and large quantities of merchandise. The fire was extinguished quickly and it was discovered that a large package of hay and cotton had been saturated with coal oil and evidently set on fire. A half-breed logger became so ex- cited at the time of tie fire that he jumped overboard and was drowned. It is not regarded as possible ha had anything to do- with the'starting of the fire. When the steamer ftrrived this morning the deck hands fend fire- men deserted the vessel and up to noon the company had been unable to find new men to take their places. The deck hands all along the shore today are fearful of fires on the com- pany's boats. It is believed that out of revenge for some wrong the fires are being started. CFTY AND DISTRICT Miss Anabell AHerdice, of this city, and Mr. Tom Mitchell, of Bow Island, will 'be married this after- noon in Wesley church at 5 o'clock, by Rev. A. A. Lytle, pastor of West- minster church, in the absence of Rev. J. M. Harrison. The anniversary supper minster church Monday no. damage. Barnesville Deluged at West- sustained the reputation of the Ladies' Aid in this connection, both as regards ser- vice and viands. During the entire tea hour music was furnished by Har- worst electrical storm in. years passed JPer's orchestra. uninjured. A brick residence occupied over this city, shortly after 5 .o'clock by Michael Sullivan, is a total loss. last night, doing considerable dam- Amoiig the other buildings razed were'age. The rain fell in. torrents and those of the following persons: was accompanied by hail and a high liam Bolton, Great Northern southeast wind. Lightning struck Keating McGruer, two several times in the rural districts, John Lee, Mrs. Ann Kelly, Geo. "M. trees in some places were uprooted Price, John Sheehan, James H. Bain. branches torn to pieces. and company; Amenia Elevator Company; Abasements in the'departmental stores J. Burke, W. B. Gordon, J.B. were flooded. The electric lights in the Gunnfs department store went out three tim- es. The Great Northern train ser- vice wa.? badly mixed. Glyndon and ;oyd and F. W. Blakely. Cow Blown a Block There were many odd freaks. I i The sides and roof of C. L. Lindstrom's The Lethbridge Land office are ad- vertising v a long list of land between Bow Island and Bufdett and certain townships south of Seven Persons, and other odd tracts of land to be open for settlement on Monday, July 1909. The contract will be put through to completion at the earliest pos- sible moment between the Alberta government and the Automatic Tele- phone Co., for the installation of automatic telephone exchanges at both Calgary and Lethbridge. Thos. H. the well-known barn were carried' away, leaving an Hawley report a severe storm. The automobile uninjured on the florr of j storm followed a a day of hot andjCapdston farir_er, was m the city the building. A cow belonging to At-j sultry weather. tornev DickSon was blown a block j The atmospheric conditions were Monday evening; He reports that his winter wheat is fairly good. "It in the direction from which the storm unusual and nearly everyone' com-jhas been he remarked, "and came and was killed: Two horses be- plained of drowsiness. Owing to all jt often been much worse." longing to C. 0 Rye, were blown half j telephones being out of order, the a btock. A two by six scantlins was; extent of the storm could not be blown through the body of one them. of learned last night. Damage at Wphpeton The Rev. F. J. Hibbnrd, pastor Wahpeton N D May 30.-A wind- Mrg Barclay the Presbvterian church, and his wife i totally demolished cattle hog and barns, 800 feet long were1 returning from down town when the storm broke. They were right in, its'path. A large barn was carried, afternoon in their direction and one half land- the JRichland" county fair grounds hen The is es- timated at BISHOP'S BENEDICTION Seattle. Wash., June Alas- ka Yukon Pacific Exposition which cost was officially opened at noon today. The military parade, the spoches, President Tail's signal and the magic response were all car- ried out exactly as planned. When James J. Hill was introduced to make! thf> opening speech, forty thousand people cheered so vociferously that it was several minutes before could bogin his address. The programme managers had omitted to count on this demonstra- tion and when President Taft press- ed the golden key at noon, (Pacific touched off the big signal gong, he cut short Bishop Roster's benediction. ed on one side and the rest on the! other. They escaped although la-rge rents were torn in the j backs of their coats. Two cows were; in a barn belonging to Sheriff Drury which was carried half a block. They, escaped. Thirteen Lives Lost j Minneapolis., Minn., May j a dozen deaths and property loss that probably, will exceed is the toll taken by a tornado that swept through North Dakota late yesterday.; The storm was followed by heavy niin anil minor damage was 'reported Today from points in Minnesota and Nebraska. Helena, Mont., prepared last, night to sond relief i into tlio stricken territory. j A summary of the casualties and MACKENZIE KING TO JOIN CABINET principal property damage follows: Langdon. N. killed, twoniy person? injured, thirty rax- ed, property loss The Habeas Corpus proceedings in the Barclay infant case will come up for hearing before the supreme court j judge at Calgary at 12.30 tomorrow d her parents, Mr. of Magrath, accom- i panied by their solicitor, W. C. Sim- imons, left this afternoon for Cal- gary. Mr. Barclay is at Calgary and his solicitor, C. F. Harris, left this afternoon to look after the case. Arrangements are being made to- day so that definite announcements with regard to the Barawell town- site can be made tomorrow. An in- teresting proposition will be made to investors. Five steam and two gas- oline outfits are at work in the neighborhood