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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOL I. LETHBRIDQE, AtTA., FRIDAY, JUNE 5, lilt Sadatekwai Film the hetstqp tf Its Prtmce Regina, Sask., June gov- ernment amendments to the present licensing system brought down in the House tonight provide for local option by a straight majority vote and also provide for drastic changes in the present liquor law. Local option by- laws must be the coun- cil of any town, city, or rural muni- cipality on petition of 25 per cent. of the voters therein, and the straight vote will close the traffic as far as that district is concerned.. The ef- fect of the provision is somewhat minimized by the fact that the vot- ers' list to be used is not the munici- pal voters' list, but the list used for the election of legislative assembly members. Nevertheless the change is a sweeping reform of the liquor traf fie, and local option will doubtless car- NO. 141 CLOSE RARSATALD-IVES 10 O'CLOCK P M. There were not over a rate- payers present at the meeting of the Ratepayers' Association last night although the discussion of the pro- posed bylaws was worthy of a larger attendance. While there was consider- able objection taken to some fea- tures of thc bylaws, the meeting was in their favor, the majority express- ing themselves favorably although no vote was taken. David King and .J. L. Cakier fulfilled their duties as president and secretary respectively. J. W. Boulton speaking as a rate- payer from the North Ward, said he had intended voting for the bylaws until he saw the statement of Aid. Ives in black in thc Herald con- cerning the amount of taxes paid by and the expenditure made in North Ward, it was not the right line of argument. If followed out it showed that in. the last three years in the North Ward had been spent in North Ward and south of the track on waterworks. He did not want to argue on thc division of the money as it was for the whole city and all parts bhould be treated alike. Ilobt. Niinmons declared that Aid. Ives' letter had convinced him that North Ward was getting more than ry in many cities and towns of the'its share but objected to Aid. Ives West. A LUCID SPEECH AT MEETING OF THE RATEPAYERS Provision is made that after a local option law is carried it canot be re- pealed for and then on the charging -debenture expenditure ag- ainst current taxes. He was not op- posed to the bylaws as what was a benefit to the centre of the city ben same vote. Two years must elapse the -whole city. The city, between any two elections for this however, should encourage the rapid purpose. Restrictions to the present growth of the North Ward by giving best to serve all parts but it cannot The for waterworks exten- sions is a small amount but iC as ne- cessary to connect up dead ends to more people and for sanitary purposes. Turning to masters outside of the bylaws, Aid. Ives asked the Associa- tion to give careful consideration to the proposed extensive additions to the waterworks system, the advisa- bility of putting in metres, and the annexation of StafTordvllle. He was in thc minority on committee re- garding the metres but thc experience of other cities is a hearty approval of thcsi. He believed twice as much water is delivered as is needed and it is not fair to sell a man anything when neither buyer nor seller know what he is getting or giving. It asight reduce the city revenue but thc ratepayer was to save money on his water bill. The city would save on pumping and power. Ho urged immediate attention to the question of providing power for the city and storage for water. The lat- ter must be done before winter as all the water supply and fire protection is dependent on one water main'and one standpipe, twenty or thirty feet of which is valueless for pressure. The purchase of the Electric Co.'s plant must be considered with fair- ness to both the ratepayer and the company. In conclusion, the speaker asked that the council be supported in the bylaws. They are trying to do their licensing system include the reduc- tion of the hours of sale by an hour and a half. The present system is to close at 11.30, and the proposal of the govern meat is to have closed bars after 10 o'clock. all possible improvements. H.- Case's only objection was to the the large area included in street grading and cement walks. A small- er area should be taken and streets finished, and the money saved spent on plank walks in the other parts of the city. Aid. Ives was present and lucidly explained not only the problems of the hylaws but those of Engineer Smith's report. He regretted the ap- parel militant spirit with -.yfjich his loiter'has been .received by some j North Wurd ratepayers. He merely Hamilton, OnU, June T. Kried -io satisfy himself as jus- W. Colling of Tort Elgin was'-elected tice of the criticisms of" Ratepayer OFFICERS Or CONFERENCES be done all at onca. Increased expen liture must be warranted by increas- ed assessment. (Continued on Back Page.) president and Rev. A. .1. Irwin, Tara secretary of the Hamilton Methodist conference. and others and had made the results of his investigation public. Thc people to be considered in ex- Exetor, Ont., June A. II. pending money ats those who will rc- Going, Exeter, was sleeted president'pity'it. and Rev. T. W. Blachford, secretary, j According to a report from the city of the London Methodist conference. Lindsay, Ont., .Tune Rob- ert McCullough, Omcmce, .was elected president and Rev. J. G. Lewis, Tic- ton, Secretary of the Bay of Quinte Methodist conferncc. C.N.R.TRYWG TO ENTER U.S. Niagara Falls, June meeting here of Henry J. Pierce, president of the International Railway, Frederick Nichols, Toronto, president of the Electrical Development company, and other prominent capitalists, is said to have intimate connection with a visit of W. K. Vandcrbilt here a few weeks ago and has strengthened ru- mors current that the Canadian Nor- thern Railway is seeking to get en- trance to American territory. on COUNCIL WAS SCORED office there are 70 ratepayers im North Ward, 30 of whom are non-re- sident and live the track, leaving 31 resident in North Ward. Whether the money spent is debenture or revenue amounts to the same thing as interest, repayment of principal and current. expendi- ture all come out of taxes. This year was already expended in North Ward for waterworks, hose shed, etc., and the balance of the will IKS sptnt on waterworks, Of the in second bylaw, was for a fire hall and site and for market. A good deal of the money was already ex- pended on fire apparatus as the old i ig would not fight fire in three-stor- ey buildings, was out of date, and insurance rates were high in conse- quence. Aid. Ives declared there was no feel ivg in the council regarding treating North Ward differently from the rest of the city and he did not blame them SMITH CURTIS NAMED RY UBS AN ATTEMPT MADE ON DREYFUS' LIFE SHOT A T AND WAS NEARLY KILLED JUabd Man Cuiutt far Deaiaioi Hive Nelson, B. C., June Cur- tis, of Rossland, will be. the Liberal stajidard bearer in the Kootenay riding in the coming Dominion elec- tions. This was the decision reached at the convention held here last evening, he k-ing the choice of three candidates and his nomina- tion being made unanimous. The convention was very largely attend- ed and as enthusiastic as the most thorough going admirer of the Laurier administration could desire. Smith Curtis is widely known throughout the province and in splendid campaigner. Manitoba as a He is unques- tionably the ablest platform speaker in British Columbia and has a big following of organized labor. He is in every respect a strong candidate, and will undoubtedly hold the seat for the Liberalism as it hasjbeen held in the past by W. A. Galliher. GEO: SILER STRICKEN Chicago, June Siler, prize fighter, referee andTwrite-r on pugilism was stricken with hiart disease while walking in State .fitnn-t yesterday. His condition last Anight was said to show some improve nont. WORST FLOOD IN THE Paris, June yesterday's frustrated attempt upon the life of Major Alfred Dreyfus at the time of the canoniza- tion of Emile Zola in the Pantheon was the individual act of a man as being plainly cxtraa- Qrcgoris sister is unablo account for his act except that ho was car- ried away by his indignation, at the idea that the army, to rt'h'u-n he believing himself to be an outraged devoted his life, and whu-h he FJ pas patriot or had behind it an incipient sionately loved, should salute with nationalist plot, the Republican'its flags the authority of "11 ik-b.-- .t iCle" She said her brother ('im- press is unanimous is deploring the played symptoms of melancholia, ih..- incident and believes that it injured rather than aided the cause. Even those papers which doubted the wis- dom of burying in the Pantheon think that the shooting of Major Dreyfus consolidated the Republican sentiment and they evidently desire to see the incident die out as quickly as possible. "Any attempt to reopen the old Dreyfus issue at the trial of Louis (Jregoris, the man who the major yesterday, can easily be FIRST DRAFT OF STATIONS COT Afterta Methodist Chug Musters Posts ofDrty authorities are pursuing their inves- tigation with a view of determining whether there is a plot behind the attempt of yesterday. This morning Gregori was taken to his apartment i and was present when the police i made a thorough search of his rooms for possible incriminating documents. Their ellorts developed nothing of im- portance. The bullet was extracted The Alberta Methodist conference in at Medicine Hat has issued stationed. Rev. stationed at Deth- its first draft of iifr. Harrison is from Major Dreyfus' arm without dif- ficulty. Italian Horse Won the Oaks London ,June 5. Signoretta, the Italian filly, owned by E. Ginnist relli and the winner of the Derby, to- day added the Oaks the "Ladies' Der- by" to her credit by winning with almost as. much ease as she captured the Derby Wednesday. It is impos- sible to say, however, what would have been the result had Richard Croker's Rhodoran not fallen 3 4 of a length in front of the winner. This view also was held by the judges but when Rhodoran fell Signor. Giiiuistrel- li's filly was going well. COUNTRY'S HISTORY All the Streams Carrying Torrents of Water Railroad Traffic (Completely Blocked Bridges Washed People Driven Out of Low Lands in Cardston People Forced to Move From River Bottom Maxwell Won From Macdonald bridge, Wesley Church, again but a minister has not yet been named for Westminster Church. F. Cook is lo- cated at Huntsville, P. S. Parrott at Sundial, W. A. Lewis at Macleod, William Hollingsworth at Granum, H. Bosonworth at Rocky Coulee, R. E. Finlay at Pincher Creek, J. F. Carelton at Lundbrcck, S. S. Peat at Fishburn, Henry IJaddon at. Frank, Charles Bishop at Macleod south, L. R. Macdonald at Okotoks, A. A. Ly- tle, at present at Westminster church at Ridgeview, E. S. Bishop at Nan- The wrestling game has received j ton> A. U- Argue at ciaresholm, Jos. another decided boost in Lethbridge. 'F. at Carmengay, A. H. Last night at the Bijou a clean and'Leslie at Stavcly, T. P. Perry at fast match was witnessed by aboutllligh mver- TJ o-. one hundred and fifty people. Frank Maxwell, the well-known local phy-jtrict. sical culture exponent and athlete do-1 is transferred to Lacombe? Win feated Frank Macdonald of Oregon for the heavyweight championship of Alberta. Macdonald has Iwen meeting all comers for the past couple of months throughout Alberta and had a suc- cession of victories to his credit, hav ing defeated George, the Greek, in Calgary, and Duncan of High River, two of Alberta's prominent mat ar- tists. Last night, however, Macdotl aid met his Waterloo and in rather short order. At 10.15, after a preliminary bout between Reed and Beard, the two Lethbridge midclleweights, in which the latter proved the victor, the big ncn came together. Maxwell appeared to be, about fif- een pounds lighter than Macdonald, Hit looked the pink of condition, W. R. Seeley of Pincher Creek goes to Springvale, in the Red Deer dis- Thos. Powell of Maple Creek, K. Allen, of Vegreville to Blackfalls, B. Howard to Wetaskiwin, E. Gordon of Lacombe, to Strathcona, The famous flood of 1902 is likely to be surpassed by the flood of 1906, and it confidently stated by those who know that tomorrow will sec the great- est flood ever known on the Belly Riv- er. Rain has been falling almost con- tinuously for forty-eight hours and all the rivers running with tre- mendous force. The railway systems are almost completely tied up; tele- graphic service is. practically- useless and business is at a standstill. The Belly river has risen six feet for kicking until they council was doing the best could with the money at their that the they dis- posal. Their idea is to give the greatest good to the greatest num- ber by improving the central nrea to assist in getting the expensive central property built-up with business hou- ses, whose taxes will'fully repay the At the Ratepayers Association expenditurc meeting last night J. W. Boulton re-'of quested that publicity be given thc'j facts concerning thc recent request of' w Bct impression from the streets the trustees of Westminster Church i which they do business, for a crossing across Westminster! _____ Road opposite the church. "The _ vr 4t_ j jzens of North have not walks, The improvement streets is necessary for public- ;jity ami advertising as new-comers upon Answering the argument that citi- council said Mr. Ttoulton. 'had' sent the laconic reply that they: couldn't as the tho citv limits. church The church is out- he said that even on Smith St. there arc dozens of old residents still in jthe mud, also south of Courtland St. I nnd the large number south east of side and we dm not nsk for a walk t t. i_ to tnc church. It js a shame to side but thc crossing asked for would .v T. e .the Barracks. Personally, he had to not Jie outsufc and the street was m- j go several blocks through the mud to ;t to his own home hut as long as t iho was in thc council he would not make the hundreds of people going to1 n J 'B dare to ask for a sidewalk. The thc church flounder through thc mud to get there." He did not object to thc refusal so much as the spirit shown by thc council in the Tn this connection A. Fraync asked if the and A. R. I. freight sheds nnd station were inside the citv limits. The plan of the city showed they were not and yet the city 'had a larger amount of cement walk laifi would release the Creator amount of plank walk to laid in other parts of the city. Even in the centre o the city were many blocks without walks and the streets must be corn- built four crossings Road to these plaaw. on Baroness pleted to prevent the poor business o' (having cement for a block, then tmxi then plank, and so on. Thc counci proposes to make it uniform. Thc area will be too large but time wil tell. Mr. Case's argument was the principle followed by previous coun cils and was not right as could -be BARR1E BOYS DROWNED Barrie, OnL, June Mc- Knight, aged 17, and Percy Graham, soon tnc changes that have ten o'clock and it is not known aged 18, were drowned here yesterday.'necessary, Affairs are there. since yesterday and is rising at the rate of between four and five inches an hour. Walter Appieby was forced .o of the old Ashcroft house the pump house this morning, lalf a dozen Mounted Police, Consta- )le Cribb, oi the city police, assisted jy three teams of Jas. Ashcroft's bc- ng called upon to get his effects away n time. The city pumps are not in any dan- ger as.thoy are still five feet above the water and can "run while still several feet under water. The galleries may ;et filled by the mud carried in. The work of the bridge gang is completely tied up but they have not lost any more of their working apparatus. Rush of Water Reports to the Alberta Railway nnd Irrigation Co. office from various points in their service say that the riv- ers, creeks and coulees are full. Last year the high water at the hcadfiates on the St. Mary's was seven thousand cubic feet per second but this morn- ing it was running thirty thousand and is still rising while the raiin is falling just as hard as ever. Willow Creek, Lee's Creek, Spring Coulee and the Pot Hole are all raging torrents, the last named running ten thousand per second at Mngrath. Fears are entertained at the bridge there. Lee's Creek has overflowed the whole bot- tom at Cardston and people are being token from their upstairs windows in boats. This morning R. W. Pilling who is in the city received a message from his home stating that they had to move out. A. R. Carried Away About ten o'clock this morning the dam at the big reservoir at the Knight Sugar factory at Raymond broke and carried away a portion of the A. R. A L track. Thc Cardston local went out this morning as usual, got as far as Stirling alright but never reach- ed Raymond and is now back here. The telegraph and telephone lines have not been working past Magrath C. P. R, Tied Up The C. P. R. west line is completely tied up. There is a report that the bridge over Pincher Creek at Brocket wont down with No. 6 and that three of the train crew were killed but the latter part of the report has not as yet been confirmcil. The Lethbridge operator cannot the gires further west than St. Mary's The fact re- mains that neither No. 6 nor No. 8, the eastbound flyer has arrived yet. This morning at 8.30 a train came in from MacK'od to take the Flyer's run. When it arrived, the engine look- ed like an old mud scow being com- pletely covered with mud and the conductor and crew looked like ditch navvies. St. Mary's they ran into a three foot mud slide and had to dig throuph it to get here. A train taking the transferred pas- sengers from No. G ;it Brocket was sup- posed to have arrived here at noon but the latest report says that it ran into tt big mud slide.this side of St. Mary's and no knows when it will arrive. The City Being Soaked In town people having a serious time of it. Cellars are filled, ware- houses flooded nnd sewer trenches in the streets and lawns are falling in. The old wooden buildings arc leaking like sieves and thf wind is driving the rain through the roofs of even the newer and better buildings. Crops All Right The rain as yet lias not been suffi- cient to do any damage to the crops water stands for deal of the low- lying flat land between Calgary and nor will it unless i a long time. A p Macleod is under water but no injury come to any grain but that which has not yet got a good start. Around Lethbridge no land is reported to be flooded as it is more rolling and bet- ter drained. It is not expected that any of the crops will suffer in this district. School Closed School was closed this morning. A large number of pupils came in spite of the rain but as the basement was flooded it was impossible to heat the building. Amount of Rainfall Between 7.30 yesterday morning and the same time today .95 inches of rain had fallen which added to the 1.14 inches reported yesterday makes a total of 2.09 inches in forty eight hours and it has been raining hard ever since. Bad at Pincher A telephone message from the Her- ald correspondent at Pincher Creek received late this afternoon says that the bridge at Brocket was broken but not washed out. The east bound train is on one side of the bridge and the westbound on the other. They have exchanged passengers and baggage and wil lendeavor to return. The Pincher Creek is very high. Thc South Fork has broken all records anc is beginning to widen out, having washed away its banks in many plac es. Right at the town the banks have been badly cut away and many hous es are in danger. The people and their effects are being moved safely however. It is still raining hard with no sign of stopping. opponent apparently was vhile his an-ying considerable superfluous neih. At the callflof time by Referee Pili- ng, both men jumped to the 'centre >f the mat eager for the fray. Max- well, with a cool, determined glitter n his eyes, never tarried, but closed W. 'E. Daly to .Tohnstone to" Vegreville, Maple Creek, G. R. W. Mi Clark to Gull Lake. All these changes are subject to al- teration on the second draft. ITALY ADMIRES BRITISH POLICY the Rome, June During the discus- sion of the foreign office budget in Chamber of Deputies yesterday, Titpni, -the foreign. minister delivered a speech which was intend- removc the impression of a disagree- ment among the especially be tween Great Britain and Italy on the Macedonian question. He cited the fact that France had followed along the same lines as Italy and without losing her friendship with England except to make it stronger. He de- clared that the British proposals re- n nnd took a hold, with Miicdonald .garding Macedonia were humanitarian ideals, while the Russian proposals were of practical value. willing and on thc defensive, the tactics he followed throughout the match. It took the lightning-like Maxwell i minutes to throw Macdonald thc irst time. The fall was procured by :iip-lock and body hold. The second "all went to Maxwell in 1.7 minutes, a half-Nelson and head-lock, thus Icciding the championship of the pro- vince and proving Maxwell's.superior- A fueling of good nature for one another marked the contestants throughout, thc men engaging in josh ing attitudes which amused on several occasions, and pleased the spec- Peterboro, Ont., June has reached the city of a shooting affair at Baillieboro at midnight Wednesday. A son of James Byers had recently married and was stay- ing at his father's house, which was invaded by a rather strenuous scren- tators .immensely. The battle was ading party. The elder Byers is said a favorable one in every particular to have forced a loaded shotgun into and it has raised the prestige of the the crowd, shot piercing several pcr- strcnuous art in this city degree. The contest was a strictly cham- pionship match, there being 'no wager at stake. The principals received a percentage of tnc gate receipts. no small ,sons and Wellington Buteman. receiv- ed a pellet in the eye which is not yet extracted. There is no prosecu- Chief Gillespie a Good Wrestler Another wrestling champion appear ed on the scene last night in the per- son of Jonathan "Davenport, whose prowess had been gained by imbibing a suitable supply of strong water. He showed up at the xvrostling match June are further indications today that there will be a settlement of the deadlock arising over the election bill, though it is hardly regarded as like- ly that there will be any definite an- nouncement next week. Negotiations havo been left very much in the hands of the two load- ers, both of whom are anxious to set- tle the matter so lhat the business of "Parliament may proceed. Such con- cessions it is said, will be made on both sides as will guarantee satisfac- tory lists in Manitoba. Flooded Excavation The excavation for the new Knox church was flooded to a depth of thre feel yostorday. The sewer connec tions were made but the surface wn ier, caused by the incessant rains in running along a low place over the last nml the winner sower soaked in throuph the loose earth and besides flooding the excava- ,ion, blocked the sewer connection with earth. With some difficulty this was removed and the water drained off. Fortunately no damage was done. Blocks Trains in Montana Helena, Montana, June greatest railway blockade in the his- tory of Montana has resulted from the rainfall of the last week. Last night the streets of Helena were flooded and GRITS CHOOSE A CANDIDATE Winnipeg. Man., June C. Campbell of Melita was yesterday un animously chosen by the "Liberals in convention at Souris to contest that constituency for the Dominion House. SUICIDED AT RAILWAY STATION postmaster at 5 Ilardistv, suicidctl at of the Maxwell-itacdonald bout. Chief Gillespic undertook to dissuade him whereupon he challenged the chief.' tho station hist night bv him up, the chief jockeyed shootjnj? himscif in thc hcad nnd him outside the building and secured St0niach. Xo cause for thc deed is the first fall in short order. Un- known. Tic wns 40 years of age and daunted Jonathan came back again 'single. but the chief after a short tussle on the soft mat of mud got thc second fall. Believing the match to be the best three in five, the champion cama on every side of the tracks are washed out. city, railway A report said last night that the Norther tracks at Wooii Creek are under thirty inches of water. Railroad officials say it is impossible, to-say when traffic will be resumed. back again but thc Chief got the grape vjne hold on him, put him down and sat on him. Ho then handed him over to Con- stables Kroning and Fitzgerald who with considerable trouble locked him up to give him a chance to think up some new holds. ANOTHER SEAT CREATED Repina, June com- mittee made another set list of con- stituencies making a total of forty. The new seat is provided in the south- west portion of the province where. Jfaple Creek and Moose Jaw county are madc three seats. Maple Creek will be the name of the Western seat, Sivvft Current the centre scat, and Moose Jaw county the east seat. ;