Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
,v Daily Herald VOL LETHBRSDGE, A L T A WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, NO. I 47. NO MONEY TO PAY THE WAGES Government Employees Are Forced to Econonize or Quit LAY THE STONE JULY THE NINTH July the ninth will bo a big day in Lothbrldgc if the plans of the School Board carry out successfully. On that duy UK; Grand of Free Masons of Alberta will lay the cor- ner stone of the new central school. It is expected that almost all the of- ficers of the grand lodge will be pre- sent und well and truly lay the cor- ner stone with all the impressive rights and ceremony of the Masonic ritual. SHELLED OUT THE REAL CASH Toronto, Out., June clerks, and employees, civil service, have begun to feel the need of cash. In some branches of the service notice has been given out to cut expenses in every way. to travel only where it is necessary, as funds at the disposal of the government are small. INQUIRY TO BE RESUMED Department of Labor Hopeful of Set- tlement of C. P. R. Trouble St. Catherines, June s of the Welland canal, have received notice to the effect that if they r- main in government service it is nt their own option and if they continue in their present positions thr-y will have to be content to await the pas sing of supplies at Ottawa before any wages will be paid. Ottawa, Ont., June several days of negotiations between the min- ister of labor and the officials the latter have agreed to accept G. F. Gait of Winnipeg as the C. P. R. company's representative on the board of conciliation and investiga- tion to adjudieiatc on the matters in issue between the employees in the shops and the company. The in- quiry will now be resumed at Winni- peg and the department of labor is hopeful that a satisfactory settlement will be obtained. Lethbridge People On Train Held Up at Great Falls PUBLIC SCHOOL PRESS WON FROM YOUNG MENS' CLUB HEAVY RAINS AT CARDSTON Though the score hardly indicates gilt-edge ball, the city amateur league game at the Athletic Park last night between the Y. M. C.-and the Press Glub was of the big 'league variety. The Press aggregation wt-re, in fine fettle and won a well'earned victory by a score of 11 to G. Ciark pitched for the Y. M. C. He was given perfect suport by Brandosv behind the bat but the support in the field was a trifle loose at times. On the other hand Tate, the Press Club twirler received excelent support, the infield playing errorless ball, with the exception of a wild throw by Mac-, beth, who substituted for 'Shorty' Brown on third in the seventh inning while the latter was disabled. Tate's pitching was ideal. At no turn was he in trouble. -He walked but one man and struck out G. His cf fectivencss, however may be attrib uted to his perfect control, which consisted of putting the ball the part of the plate, where it is dif ficult to hit safely. 11 hits were secured off Tate'but being well scattered were not produc- tive of the mmibi r of runs which would have resulted had they bei-n of consecutive order. The Score Water Higher There This Year Than Any Tone Since 1903 (Special to The Herald.) Cardston, June the rains floods may hope and yet .hope that no serious damage may result. However, the town has stationed out a man or two for the purpose of watching the bridg- es and kec-piug the driftwood afloat so ;is to prevent unnecessary pressure from the rising waters of Lee's Creek. Vest, rday the rain was continuous and the creek reached its highest point last evening since the flood times of 1903. Though there was some rain last night a gradual cassation has led to clearing weather this morn- ing. We hope the storm has passed. Unlike our neighbors in the suppos- edly warm south w'y have had no snow and no rain was wnrm and growtli continued without inter- ruption. The sensational hold-up of the Great Northern train at Great Falls last Sunday night by the three boys lias additional interest to the pcop'.e of this district from the fact that sev- eral people reported from Lethbridge and the surrounding country were in the affair and shelleu out good money for the benefit- of the youthful desperados. Among the local people interested were a H. W. O'Neill; Fred James and Lizzie Houle, of Leth- bridge and Mr.C.F.Cogelow, of Clar- esholm. This morning the Herald had the good fortune to have a short talk with Mr. Cogelow, who left on the local for Claresholm where he owns and farms a large area of land. The three boys, ranging in age from fifteen to seventeen years, the young- est being the leader, held up the train from Shelby just outside the city limits of. Great Falls about eleven o'clock Saturday night. They first fired ut the headlight putting it out, then two shots at the engine crew by way of intimation that they should stop the. train. The conductor rush- ed out to see what was the trouble and was ordered to accompany two of the boys through the train and pass the hat among the passengers. He refused and was shot at, the bullet going up the sleeve of his coat but not injuring him. Thus persuaded and covered by' their guns, the con- ductor went through the 'passenger coach. The first man met was Mr. O'Neill of this city who handed out one hundred dollars. The rest of the passeners shelled out the money they had on them, one of the lads staying by the conductor and the other at the end of the coach'with" two guns covering the crowd. Mr. Dempsoy, a ATTENDANCE R. R, Davidson's department at Westminster School, :gots the banner this month for having tho most regu- lar attendance of pupils during May, having the exceedingly high average of over mnptty-seveii cent. West- minster School on the whole averaged eight-seven per cent, and Central in- cluding the Kindergarti-n and Court- land St. schools eighty-two per cent. The total enrollment for the month was 591 for -tin- same month last year it was 452. The average at- tendance was 491, as against 362 a year ago. Twenty-three new pupils entered the school twenty-two stopped, it being the season when many of the pupils return to the ranches for the summer. The total enrollment this year to date has been G35 and it the same time last year it was 415. BURNS CAUSED WOMAN'S DEATH 'atal Accident Befell Mrs. A. Olson, Bow Island Caretaker of Central ScW-C B. Bowman Gets Increase At the meeting of the School Board last night at which all the members except Dr. Galbraith were present the resignation of E. Oxland as jani tor oE the Central and 'Kindergarten schools was received and accepted the Board taking advantage of Mr Oxland's offer to remain on duty un til after the examinations were over A resolution expressing the board' appreciation of his faithful services was unanimously passed. Consider ing the greatly increased work of secretary-treasurer of the school dis trict, C. B. Bowman, the board rais ed his salary one hundred dollars. Jn reply to the city council's in quiry concerning fire drills, a resolu- tion was passed directing the secre- tary to inform the- council that the board is fully aware of the Import- ance of fire drill. aiiu-TenHaw their.re- sponsibility in the matter. TWO YEARS FOR HARBOTTLE Edmonton, June R. Har- bottle was today sentenced by His Honor Judge H. C. Taylor at the dis- trict court to two years imprisonment in the Alberta penitentiary for the theft of from the Department of Inland Revenue at Edmonton. This term will probably he considerably shortened by the good conduct of the prisoner, who may obtain his liberty on parole before the expiration of his term of imprisonment. (Special to the Herald.) Bow Island, June at- empting to light a fire quickly last night Mrs. A. Olson was so badly .mrned that death ensued in about five hours after. The doctor was tele- graphed for from Medicine Hat and on arrival he advised her removal to he hospital at Medicine Hat and .vhile on the way to the station she expired. Mr. Olson also received some very bad burns. He has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad jercavement. What makes it sadder was the fact that they had only been married a sliort time and had come to Canada from North Dakota and were residing on their homestead near town. TURTLE SEIZED HIS THUMB Frederick B. Coleman Attacked Reptile Concealed in His Bed by A LONG SHOT WON ENGLISH DERBY Famous Race Was WM by Ginistrelfe's Sig- noriiketta South Norwalk, Conn., June 3 That a twenty-pound snapping turtle is no congenial bed fellow Frederick B. Coleman found to his cost last night. As he pulled down the sheets of his bed the turtle grabbed him by the right thumb Before his thumb could be freed the head of the turtle had to be sev- ered with an axe and the jaws pried apart Colermn's son Frederick caught the turtle while fishing' and concealed it in the bed to frighten his father. London, June rank outsider, Signorinetta, owned by E. Ginistrel- li, and quoted in the betting at one hundred to one against, captured the Derby stakes, valued at sovereigns. The Duke of Portland's Primer was second and Liang owned by Barcley Walker, was third. iEight- een horses ran. The bettijg on Signorinetta, was one hundred to one against; Primer, forty to one against; and on Liangwm, one hundred to eight against. Medicine Hat, June wife of A. J. Olson, a farmer living seven miles out of Bow Island and the first homesteader to make an entry north of the island met a terrible death yes- terday evening. Mr. Olson was outside tar papering the coal shed and ten minutes afu-r his wife went in to prepare supper he heard a report of an explosion like a shotgun. Orison ran in immediately, to find the whole interior of the house one mass of flames. He pushed the door open and found Mrs. Olson try- ing to escape. -She was entirely en- veloped in the flames. Dr. Smith of Medicine Hat wsis immediately wired for and reached the house at one o'- clock. The cause of the accident was the explosion of a coal oil can which Mrs. Olson had used to start the fire. Her c'.othing .was saturated with the oil and the whole .body was terribly charred. The face was unrecognizable and'the legs and breast were black- ONE MINISTER HASN'T TO FIGHT Seven Lucky Conservatives in Ontario Provincial Elections rancher near Great Falls, attempted Some details of the new Central Press Henueber, 2b Pulley, c W. Brown, 3b Nicholson, Ib Davies, ss Maveety, rf Macbeth, If J. Brown, cf Tate, p Gear, rf Y.M.C. If Brandow, c Wray. Ib Clark, p Moore, 3b Johnson, rf Robson, 2b Green, ss Wilkos. cf AB R H PO A E 0030 3800 1030 3 13 0 0 1350 HOMESTEADS ARE BEING TAKEN UP 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3-1 11 9 27 14 2 AB R H PO A E 000 1 11 5 1 5 3 3 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 The homestead entries for the month jof May at the Lethbridge land office red 211. Last year the num- ber was 225. The homesteads of the district are being rapidly taken up and the lands available for home- steading give limited choice now as they are all a considerable distance back from the railway. The building of railways through the distant parts will open up a great many more, how- For the five months this year, the entries total fallows. Jan- uary 175, February 164, March 219, to escape but was shot in the leg. The leg has sinice been amputated and his. life is feared. Having gone through the crowd, the robbers ordered the train to back up two miles and stay there thirty minutes before proceeding into the city. They said they, had the track dynamited and would blow up the train if orders were disobeyed. The train backed up half a mile and wait- ed the specified time before going in. In the meantime, n switch engine was on a nearby sidetrack and getting onto what was doing, the crew took the engine into the station, got, some police, and returned speedily to the scene. The boys escaped, however, as the night was pitch dark and rain was falling in torrents. They were not cauc'.it until early Monday morning. They appeared before a magistrate as already has been reported confes- sed to the crime. Among other passengers were C. M Welsh, Clyde Frank Crossen, Dan Campbell, of Conrad Mont., Frank Waiters, of Lewislon and Mrs. Troupe, of Edmonton. On Sunday a well-known vag, 0000 April 263, May 211. For the same was found lying on the months last year the numbers were 34, 73, 174, 272, and 225 respectively, 39 G II 27 13 5 G Y. M. C Notes of the Game The game was not so exciting as the one between the A. R. I. and the Press bnt the class of ball was much better. Johnston, the Y. M. C. right fielder is a hitter from away back. Ho made threo putty singles. Pulley caught his u.cu.il good game. He will have to develop his wing be fore he, can throw to second with Brandow, however. BuT ho is a com or and will undoubtedly show good form in the next gnme or two. McKcnzio in the left garden for the Y. M. C. burned up the ground with his speed. He seems to be there with the goods. Bnico Daives accepted oighl chances find made them all good. His throw ing to 1st was very accurate. Gco. Hennobor of the Press is just commencing to show his class. He played winning ball from tho drop of 'the hat. Peto Conway, the regular 3rd base- man for the Press was out of tho game, owing to a crippled hand coived in tho previous game. Shorty Brown who was substituted for Peto held the bag down to perfection. Brandow's throwing to a total of 823. Tn 1906, the numbers 116, 121, 247, 226, 133, respective- ly, a total of 843. railway track with one rail for a pillow and tho other for a foot rest This morning Insp. West gave hiu two months to sleep on the comfort able of the guard room. School were taken up. It was de- idecl to have H tho pi ate instead of lyloplatc for the blackboards. The icw board is a restful green in color vill not get shiny and is cheaper as veil as better. The fire alarm sys- tem as submitted by Architect Itolf- >on was approver! and is a very com- plete system. Toronto, June for the provincial elections took place in Ontario and resulted in the return of six Conservatives by acclamation, one of them, Colonel Matheson ,be- ing a member of the governmen. others were Mahaffy, of Muskokn; Paul, of Addington; Preston, of East Durham, and Carnegie, of East Vic- PUBLIC SCHOOL FLOWER SHOW The annual flower show of the schools of the city will be held on the- afternoon of Friday, June 19th. If possible it will be ar- ranged that all the displayjufrom the different departments will bo exhibit- ed in one or two rooms. "The pupils have taken great interest in the show this your and will have a great many fine plants for exhibition. A large number arc enterings pecial plants in competition for Chairman Fleet- wood's special prize for the best plant raised by a pupil of the school. Tlie judges have not yet been appoint t'd, that matter having been left to the chairman of the Board. In three other ridings the fight is c< n fined'to. straight. Conservative can- ened. Olson's hands, arms and These ure are badly burned, but he is able to go about. LIBERALS HAVE LEAD OF FIVE I Prince EdwaVl and North In several other ridings there is no .stiaight Liberal candidate. In West Middlesex alone is the government without a candidate, the (fight there being between a Liberal He Is Picked to Defeat Johrwon, the aml a man. Tho Oioctions take TOMMY BURNS TO WIN In the Quebec Provincial Nominations-Some In- teresting Contests Montreal.. Jinn- took place throughout.the province of Quebec and rcsultni in the election of five government candidates by ac- clamation and contests in the remain- ing sixty-nine constituencies, either between straight Liberals and Con- servatives or between Liberals and the Nationalist party. led by Henri Bourassa. The constituencies in Negro New York, Juno Burns having signed up to fight Jack John- son in Nevada for a purse, the match is on at Johnson sidesteps. Johnson may want to sec steamer and railroad tickets, count the money, know the name of the referee, and then msike a 'few condi- tions about the weather and baromet- rical pressure on the day of the fight. Sam Fitzpatrick, no doubt, wi'l t 11 the English reporters that it would be much more "sporting" for Burns to stay in England and fight Johnson there 20 rounds instead of to a finish and for a purse- instead of the offered by the Rickard com- bination. By showing such an inter- est in sportsmanship may place next Monday. NEEDLE INTO A FAT LADY CHARGED WITH CATTLE SIBLING Yesterday a 'Medicine Hat butcher named Hell and his son were commit- ted for trial by Insp. Parker on a charge of cattle stealing. They were caught sonic time ago with a suppos- edly stolen steer in their slaughter house. The police arrested them be- fore thev killed the animal. him. If Johnson's ochre-colored tf-n- pick up a fight for Johnson before dencies don't crop out he'll certain- PENNY POSTAGE BETWEEN U. S. AND GREAT BRITAIN Washington. June dom ultimately will result in an in- General Meyer, announced today that an_ agreement has b.'en reached with the British government, providing for a letter postage of two cents an ounc? between the United State? and Great Britain and Ireland, to become operative October 1st, 1003. He stat- ed further that the British Postmaster General, Sydney Buxton was making a like announcement to the House of Commons today. The matter of ,1 "penny postage" as it is cnlled in England, has been nn- rler consideration for some time, as far back as last July President Roose- volt approved Mr. Meyers' course in urging a "restricted union with Eng- land." Postmaster General Meyers believes that this reduction in the was a distinct feature of the game, rate of postage, to the United King- crease of receipts, because it has al- ways been found that a lower rate result, d in increasing the revenue. GiRL STOWAWAY Sailor Offered to Marry Her on His Next Pay Vallejo, Cal., June young wo- ninii giving the namo of Olgiv Tsile. and IKT homo as Los Angeles, was ar- while entertaining a crowd of bhjojackots from the torpedo flotilla. She said she had corr.e up from San Pedro as a stowaway on board the torpedo boat Hopkins. One seaman went to the police statioir, and offer- ed to marry her on his next pay, but ahe is still in prison. which elections w< re hold by acclam- tion were, Huntingdon, Sberbrooko, Richmond, St. Saveiir and Gaspe. At the last general election in 1904 the Conservatives allowed the government to carry'fifty .seats by default, as against five this year. The Conservatives in 1904 elected six out of tho twenty-four candidates they placed in the field, and they claim that at the worst they will do a? well proportionately next Monclay as they did in 1004. The claim is mad.; of course that they will defeat the Gouin government but observers consider the government safe but that the par- ties will be rmrtv'-.'vvnly divided. Much interest centres in the St. James division of Montreal, where Henri Bourassa is running against Premier Gouin. Both the Premier and Mr. Bourassa are also candidates in other .-constit- uencies. Premier Gouin in Portncuf and Mr. in St. Hyacinthc. leaving fight with Squires or Palmer or Moir or R.'.che, or some other of debris left in tfye wake of Tommy. But when Burns and Johnson once get into the ring it will be a very in- teresting occasion. Johnson has such a great advantage in height and reach and weight that ho may not suffer from his usual attack of heart failure when the champion comes to ly give Burns a run of it. Tho opinion that Tommy will brat tho hip black man is growing in favor. Burns is fast and clever and has a punch. Johnson has all of these to his great bulk. But Burns is game, and that is where Johnson falls short. Of John- son may have improved in tho matter of Ring history shows that such a thing i.s possible. REV. J. PRINGLE'S CHARGES MET BY HON. FRANK OLIVER A Holy Ghoster Thought She Had a Broke Up the Meeting Philadelphia, June hun- dred and fifty pounds of "Sister" Smith and 2 1-2 inches ot neidle in close communion broke with a whoop and a yell at "Holy Ghoster" prayer meeting late last night. Everything was going along smooth- ly until Mrs. Bella Smith appeared. seAs she toiled down the narrow aisle seeking a well supported seat, she drew the gaze of the "Ghosters" toward herself. Some of the less de- vout noticed that her step not only lacked rapidity and elasticity but that she limped. "It's the shouted one of the converted. "G'way chile, it's 'my retorted the perspiring sister. "Let us drive Satan out of this 'sis- ter' was the cry. "Now, look spoke up the possessed one, yo'-all think I dunno' what ails me. Specs I ain't had rheumatiz long enough to know it from de ole devil." And then rheumatism, deviltry, prayer and everything else was lost in a lusty yell from Mrs. Smith. A po- liceman outside heard it, and sent a "hurry waggon" call. Coma had given way to pandemonium, and the blue coat found Sister Smith rolling in agony among the devotees of faith healing. "It's tnah ahe [muted. done jabbed me while d'-y was Investigation revealed a long needle projecting from the rheumatic one's limb. Tt broke off in the struggle to withdraw it, and about 212 inches remained beneath the surface. This fragment was removed at the hospital but tho mot-ting was irreparably brok- en up. Ottawa, June wasting the opportunity and that comli- most the whole of today's sitting tions in the Yukon now left no room the house in the rethreshinp of old; for any complaint on the part of straw, the opposition finally talked! lark of adequate enforcement of tho themselves out nrul allowed an item'laws respecting morality. GARDINER COMMITTED This morning Edras J. Gardiner was committed for trial by Inspector West on the charge of defacing the brand on a steer belonging to the Conrad Circle Cattle Co. W. C. Ivts is pro- secuting for the Circle Co., and C.F. Harris is representing the accused. Gardiner is the man who was ac- quitted and discharged by Justice of for salaries in tho inter- 1 After a wcarving session lasting un- Scott when Kd. W. Holmes I 1 _ _ m P Corp, Wade wont to Mtxclco'' this morning to a fellow whose three months" sentence in the Barracks there expires today. Tie is wanted on a charce of ironing money under false pretences, luuinp passed a worth Jor deportment to pass after mid- night. The charges made by the Rev. Dr. Pringlo. regarding immorality in tho Yukon were again rehashed at great length by the chief obstructionist, Hon. Ceo. K. Foster, who consumed the whole of the morning sitting and part of the afternoon in reading from the official Correspondence on this to supply, brought up loss cheque tho some months Txjthljridge Hotel til o'clock this morning and dis- cussing of the customs rstimrttos the Commons today liegan the morning sitting with nn attendance of about fifty members, seventeen Conservn-j tivcs and thirty-two Liberals. The regular programme was tho estimates found guilty of stealing a heifer from tho same company. of the IVpartniont of tho Inlorior but SENATOR JONES DEAD Washington, June Unit- ed Suites Senator James K. Jonos, of Arkansas, died at bis residence hero Hon. Foster motion to go m i at 5.30 p.m. after an illness of matters, J TT hours, aged 60. Ho was one of tin; umiiui A.III i in .sum) v iirtmiii" _ .v o t _t Vn tiic loading Democrats m the Senate Xubject as already presented to par-1 HC recited charges mode i u-j r 4u __...' T_U_ horn 188o to 1903. ana was one ot tne linment. The lion. Frank Oliver's reply was effective and conclusive, showing ivs he did that Mr. Pringle had declined to substantiate his charges when giv- kon by Rev. John Pringle. the first letter of 1002 to He strongest supporters of of William J. 111? IN Brvan, having, as chairman of tho Sir Wilfrid I.nuner in uhich he com- ......_, (Continued on Back Page.) i mocratic committee, conducted the campaigns oi 13% and 1900.