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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald U VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1909. NO. IM. TALK OF NAVY TO PRESS MEN Need Of Unity Of the Empire Forcibly Impressed London, June second meet- ing of the imperial press conference was held today under the presidency of Reginald McKenna, first Lord of Admiralty. Foreign Secretary Grey was also present and both ministers spoke on the navy. "If the navy fails" declared the foreign secretary, "it will be useless to discuss any other subject." Continuing, Sir Edward summed up the policy of the foreign office: "To keep what we have got, to con- solidate and develop and to quarrel as little as possible with other people and to uphold in the councils of the world the ideals of Great Britain. With so much at stake, the mainten- ance of the navy must be the first consideration not only for the home government but for all these govern- ing portions of the empire." Mr. Mc- Kenna spoke in a serious strain. He 1 said he fore possibility of the' empire being called upon to unite its whole strength in the common de- fence of the home dountry. He declared he would assist the de- velopment of local navies of the over- seas dominions in every way in his .as the nisdnienan.ce W premacy on any sea meant the main- tenance-of supremacy on all seas. BYE-ELECTON IN NORTH WATERLOO Ottawa, Out., June bye-elec- tion in North Waterloo caused by the appointment of Mackenzie King to be Minister of Labor, takes place Mon- day, June 28th; Nominations one week earlier. Chevailer John Henri, once well known contractor and one -of Otta- wa's pioneers is dead at the age of 88. ASSEMBLY FAVORS CHURCH UNION Hamilton, Out., June a vote of 140 to 40 the general assembly this morning adopted the report of the committee appointed to consider church union. LONDON IN A BAD WAY New York. June Honolulu despatch to the 'Tribune says that Jack London, the novelist in a letter to Dr. E. S. Goodrue of Honolulu, writes in a gloomy way of his phy- sical condition. He mentions five dif- ferent diseases from which he "has suffered and tells oi being relieved of two of them by operations in Sydney but he still has malarial fever while a nervous trouble has wrecked i is strength and prevented him from do ing any work. DEFACED PREMIER'S PORTRAIT London, June portrait of Pre- mier Asquith, by S. J. Solomon, one of the features of the Royal Academy, was defaced today by the pasting across it the familiar legend "Vote women." CLARESHOLM CARRIES ITS EXAMPLE WORTH FOLLOWING Montreal, Que.. June Mont- real Star "The action of the. Ogilvit- Milling Company on the ci'urasring of their employees en- list in tfie militia by granting them an extra week of holidays and as- suring them that their positions will be kept for them in case of absence service, is one which it is to be earnestly hoped that other large em- ployers will copy. SHERMAN IS ILL BOARD DIDN'T MEET Macieod, June Board of Con- ciliation- was to havf met here today but the meeting was postponed owing to the illness of F. H. Sherman. BUILDING PERMITS P. F. Breckenridge, Coutta St., dwelling, Win. J. Morrison, Duff Addition, dwelling, Providing For Install- ation Of Water and Light (Special to the Herald.) Claresholm, Alia., June j Bering over The scheme is to augment the present uniformed public A BOY'S BRIGADE FOR TORONTO Toronto, June plans under consideration by Chief Inspector Hughes are successfully carried out, Toronto will have an army of uni- formed school bovs next rear THREATENED TO CLEAR THE CHURCH vote on the by-laws to borrow jOOO for water and light took place I today with the following result: i Total electorate 130. For For Against 16. Both by-laws thus carried. BY BOAT TO WINNIPEG AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE Paris, Ju-ne advices re- ceived froiu Washington state that x r- I'Robert Bacon.. ox-Secretary of State Want to Impress Congress that Kerf I, 3 u i T- r 'has accepted the ambassadorship to Hamilton, June was a hot time at the Presbyterian Assembly tonight over the church union question. Various min- isters spoke for and against the proposition until Rev. Dr. Camp- bell, the clerk of the Assembly, rose and attempted to quote Dr. Forrest, principal of the Halifax College on something he had said. Principal Forrest juropecr up and claimed that Dr. Campbell was> misquoting, whereupon the delegates attempted to howl down Dr. Forrest. They did not succeed and so great was the uproar that the moderator had to remind, the delegates that if they did not duct themselves in a more becoming 'manner he would- have to clear the church. The noise was less pronounced after this admon- ition and the discussion continued. It will be continued in the morning. MORE ABOUT i BARCLAY CASE W. C. Simmons, who has returned from Calgary, ;iniorms the Herald today that the Barclay habeas corpus case y.t Calgary resulted in the judge's ordering as follows: The father to have custody of the child. T1 i The mother to have school forces by at teach them to shoot their education. least and as a portion of WASHOUTS IN COLORADO D-'liver. Colo., June due to heavy rains, in some instances approaching cloudbursts, and melt- ing snow is causing damage in many sections of the state. Four lives have j been lost in the swollen streams and much damage to property has been caused ill the past few days. Train service in all directions is interrupted. In the neighborhood of Limon, 90 miles east of here the junction point "f Rock Island and the Union Pacific Ry. a cloudburst yesterday changed the Big Sandy river from a dry bed t a roaring river flooding many farms in the low sections. EXCURSION TO MACLEOD Calgary. June special ex- cursion which will be run south to .Macieod on Thursday in the interest of the Calgary Horticultural Society, the Alberta Provincial Exhibition and TO CHOP OFF A BIT OF SALARY Aid. King Introduces Ndtice Of Motion In Council Histor- iu connection therewith, the ical pageant, promises to be a great success. River is Navigable Winnipeg, Man., June pnrty of business men from Grand Forks and other North Dakota arrived here .this evening by and were welcomed by many citizens and many river craft. 'If was the first trip made by steam- er between Grand Forks and Win- nipeg in twenty-eight years. The ob- ject of the trip is to impress th-j United States Congress the feasibility of the Red River as an avenue -of commerce and secure .rjre appropriation for its improvement. With St. Andrews locks about com- pleted, navigation will be possible for steamers right through to the head j of Lake Winnipeg, a distance of 500 miles. France and will succeed Henry White at the end of the year. FALL WHEAT 0. K. F. MacPherson, of New Dayton, left at the Herald office today A sam- ple of fall wheat twenty-three inches high. The sample was taken from the farm of Mr. Shields three miles east of New Dayton. There are 300 acres in the field all the same as the sample. The sample is on view in the Herald window. TARRED AND FEATHERED A PITTSBURG WOMAN Pittfburg, June in a house in West Pitisburg near here vesterdav. bv five men, Mollie access to it in the day time. Barclay's sister, Mrs. Bolders'.-n, and Mr. and Mrs. Baxter, the grand parents are not to have access to the cheld. After the judgment- was given Mr. Barclay, the husband and father was Ridge was stripped of clothing, cov-: unable to get anyone to take charge of the two months' old baby. So Mrs. Barclay, and the baby went to Mrs. iHopcraft's (a neighbor's in Calgary) pending further efforts of the father to obtain a foster mother fir his ivihy. ered with iar and feathers and thriiwn into the Pike river while H. C. Wright found in the home of the woman was also stripped, beaten and thrown into the same stream. CRITICIZE EARL GREY FOR ATTENDING RACES Pembroke, Ont., June Governor General was severely jt criticized for patronizing the Woodbine by Dr. Chown. In addressing the Montreal Methodist conference the doctor denounc- 'ed the betting evil and said that next session if the government failed to introduce a prohibitory bill a private member would, as they had promises to' that effect already. Dr. Chown also commented on the white slave traffic and said 4c the penalty should be death. He wanted to see a law passed making if. adultery a crime. The speaker was very optimistic regarding the 4c growth of temperance sentiment in Canada and was thankful for 4c the prohibition of liquor from military camps. Aid. King slated some business for the next meeting of the city council when he gave notice of the following motions That in view of the enormous ex- pense of the city office, this council reduce the salary of the secretary- treasurer to. p'er year, being the verdict of the taxpayers in the last election, such reduction to date from June 1, 1909. That in view of the amount of the assistance employed by the city since the present engineer has been ap- pointed, viz.: a building inspector. inspector of sewers, time keeper, as- sistant engineer, draftsman and as- sessor, this council reduce the salary of the city engineer to S2000 .per year, such reduction to date from i June 1, 1909. When "the motions were read there was an ominous silence. The mayor remarked that he was not in favor QI the motions, and Aid King replied that they would be brought up. SHOT TROLLEY CONDUCTOR Philadelphia, June upbraiding a conductor on a Chest- nut Hill car for being a an unknown man last night shot the conductor through the heart. He then escaped from the car and dis- appeared in some woods near the track. The conductor was removed from his car to a hospital where his eoiv.lition is regarded as critical. POLICE DEPARTMENT IS RUNNING ON A PROFIT-PAYING BASIS DO YOU WANT TO LIVE LONG? June Rebecca Burns, better known as "Aunt died at her home near Belle- foiitaine, Ohio, recently, aged one hundred and fifteen "years. She at- tributed Mier longevity to the fact that she ate onions twice daily. She began this diet when a girl and nev- er gave it up. To within a day or two of her death she insisted on be- ing screed with them. Burns was born in Northamp- ton, y.C. She often told of seeing George Vvasbington when she was a girl. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS A received from Cracow, in Austrian Poland, savs that five Chief Gillesme Reports a Surplus To the City Council Better Protection For Residential Sections Advocates Chief GHlespie submitted his first annual report to the city council last night. It was approved. It dealt, with the work of his depart- ment for thc year ending May 31. During the year 563 cases had been hundred persons were wounded by the explosion of an army powder courts, as follows magazine there on Saturday night. Three soldiers were hous- x o and Servants Act, S fraud, b I 6-i city by-laws, 84 I liquor license, 1-i- theft, 33 at- tried at the city and R.N.W.M.P.. Disorderly conduct, 201 Master THANKS TO -R.N.W.M.P. I Of the present members of the'forco I am gla-d to bring to your notice 11 cannot speak too highly in carry- the happy relations existing between i ing out their duties and their loyal OPENING BRIDGE AT MACLEOD (Special to the Herald.) Macieod, June 'nuw ivia THAT CALGARY SHOOTING es were wrecked and hundred? of other houses damaged and many of of the wounded seriously hurt. tempted murder, ,2 liquor to Indians I he bodies oi two young men _. -_ jo; steam boilers, 1 lunacy, 1 as- found Sunday moraine washed up _. sault, lo assault on peace officer, 2 religion and morals, 8 burglary, 1 cruelty to animals, 1 carrying weapons, -i 1 mischief, the shore west of Point, Grey, wire- less station, B. C.' One of the men was identified as Mr. Sieeth. of Van- couver. the R.N.W.JI.P. and our force. I have received every assistance from Supt. Wilson, Inspector ..West and Det. Sergt. Egan. Through the kindness of Supt. Wilson I have had permis- sion to use. the guard room at the barracks, which has assisted us greatly in keeping law and order. During all the time I have 'been with- out a lock-up, Supt. "Wilson's kindly interest in this matter relieved the city of a great responsibility and is FIVE MONTH'S STRIKE OVER Agreement Reached Between United Hatters and Manufacturers deserving the. council's best thanks. lir is regrettable to bring to your notice the indifference many of our citizens arc paying regarding the o n u M, boulevards, by walking over them. with C.P.R., 2; keeping house of ill- ,_. the Decautr Cereal _ In many cases it is force of habit. mi j.i i, T j concealed The other man 35 believed to i _ be J. Saunders. a vouncr Englishman.1 arson (at- mteriermg support to me. T have made several changes during the year, with good, results. In fut- ure I intend to have a probation system. When a vacancy occurs I will take a man on for two months, at tbe end of that time I will find out what use he is as a peace officer and if not satisfactory in that time his services will not be required. It keuzic bridge here, built by the Al- berta government, is opened to- day with imposing ceremonies. Among the distinguished guests present are Lieut. Governor Bulyea, Premier Ru- iherford, Hon. W. H. Gushing, Hon. C. W. Cross, Colin Genge, M.P.P., J. W. Woolf, M.P.P., J. M.P.P., Dr. Warnock, M.P.P., and John Herron, M. P. Tonight the vis- itors will be entertained at a ban- quet. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS M-ontreal Y. M. c'. A. inaugurated a campaign by which it is hoped to raise within the next fifteen days for the purpose of building an annex to the present building and a branch in Westmount. The sub- scription was opened with a donation of from Henry Birks Sons. Chinks Seem to Know All About Per- petrators Calgary, June the two young men who recently surrendered th etnselves to the police" after shoot- ing You Lee only did so because they knew they could not get away, is the opinion of the local Chinese colony, who state that they have ab- solute proof that" this is the third time that the same two men been mixed up in cases of a similar [nature. The Chinese assert, that both T.owery -and Hill entered the restaur- aunt of a Chinaman, Hong Sing, at High River some months ago and at the point of the gun relieved him of all the money he had at the time. As the amount: was small and the men had intimated they would' kill him if he made any., complaint, the Chinamen say that he decided .to keep quiet and -say nothing of the. occurrence, but on hearing of the" Calgary affair he came up here and from the description, recognized, the two men. He also obtained glimpse of Lowery and is confident that he is one of the men who held him. up. To back this up two of the most in- fluential men in the Tenth avenua colony say that they are prepared to is not my intentions to keep a mart j A man who jumped into the river on the force whose idea, of police du- at Levis yesterday and was drowned uniform J has been identified as Chas. Lecomte. a I aged 30, a Montreal. _ lame, o; inmates house oi ill-fame, _ 11 irequentcrs house of iH-iame, 1 in gambling j house, '22. I am glad to say that my efforts j torrid the city of the numerous tin- Church 'lorn gamblers and hangers-en of un- ,1 fortunate women have been, success- Ifull Danbury, Conn., June strike that has closed twenty-two hat factories in this city and other points for the past five months, practically was ended this morning. It was announced that an agreement had been reached between about 15 of the manufacturers and the nation- al executive and advisory boards of Thc plant of Co., at Decatur. Ills., one of the largest corn'mills -in. the world was i destroyed by fire early today. Loss I i Fire at Prosque burned] a hundred dwellings, ten potato store j houses, the Canadian' Pacific Railway station, the Congregational and the Masonic Hall. Th __ vWloss i? estimated at ful1 thesc parasites I have Mrs. W., F. Dickson, and Mrs. J. j prosecuted to the utmost limits of H.-Dungan, Miss Merk Dungan and law; v Miss Julia Dungan, of Woodland. Cal. I find the Vagrancy Act is a bless- wt-re drowned last, night when their ing to society against these undesir- automobile toppled into the Sacra- j ables. mento River. j Under the Liquor License ordin- 'ance I have had several convictions j against Chinamen for selling liquor without a license, which has a good effect. Of the hotel-keepers I cannot speak too highly of their strict observance of this law. I thank Mayor Hender- jWhen the by-law is passed rcgardin, j this matt or it may remedy this. ALBERTA COLLEGE YEAR the Sewer System Tt. To Methodist Conference At Strathcona tics is that of wearing and drawing his pay. HAVE A SURPLUS When I entered on my duties the force had neither uniforms, accoutre- ments or anything necessary for the i use of the force. Everything had to be bought, which has entailed con- jsiderablc expenditure. I am glad to in form you that the receipts of your [department shows a balance of S4-- j. 107.65 over the expenditure, in which j is included the wages and all ex- j pcnses in connection with the force. which means that the ratepayers are i getting police protection for nothing. i I hope to be able to keep the force I. i.self-supporting, with nn Hie I man to patrol the residential part of the city on a bicycle. I I maintain that the residential i to be in parts of most cities are not protcct- ,as they should be. The unsolved 'crimes in residential parts of other reporter of Le Canada, of His wife is an actress and is playing in a company here. Both wore from France. HamilKoj, Ont., ratepayers voted in favor of a civic contract with the hydro-electric commission, also for a board oi control. The hospital by- law to borrow was rejected. Albert Labonte, aged 15 was killed by a bursting- fly whvd in the Beck Company's mill at Pentansui.-henc, Oni. The of Rosswell X. Prost, aged years, wet.-? f.-.und in the bay at Bdlvilk'. In the pockets ul an over- coat, there were four heavy stones, ami suicide is suspected. Prest dis- appeared April 1st. and was thought innipeg. Meiklejohn here from as the second theft-is. bring Chief Hat alleged to have occurred there. According to Joe Brown, Hill and Lowery hung around a restaurant in Medicine Hat until they were fairly well acquainted and one night walked.' in; and %vhile the. proprietor was ly- ing -down, thraw a cloth over his head and took his money away from him. As the men pressed a gun into his face at the time, he did not make much outcry, but immed- iately informed the police on their departure. Engineer Arnold at thc meeting of thc city council last night submitted a report an-d plans of the outlet Sirathcona, Alfa., June ihc Methodist conference Rev. Dr. Kid- df'il presented the, annual report of .4. Alberta College. There arc -150 ?tu- son heartily lor his assistance ?n en- 4 ._ fonts and steps are now be- the United settlement. Hatters upon The terms ot" a plan of settlement include an agreement on the part of the manufactdrers to withdraw from the National association of Hat manufacturers, which can bo dofte on ninety days' notice. At present the members of the National Association are under bonds of not to use the union label oi the United Hatters. According to the terms of the agreement, the union employees are to return to work as individuals. mains on the extensions to the sewer, i fujly carrjcc} out svstem. The cost of the extensions forcing this law. His promise to those who took the lid that they would get scalded, has been faith- LIFE TERM FOR EDITOR Constantinople. June Bey editor and proprietor of the ha? been sentenced to life imprison- ment at hard labor for part-icipntion in the. revolutionary movement of April I3th. will be of which will fall on the city. Mr. Arnold ad- vised that it be made system and that a combined sani- tary and storm sewer system be postponed until necessary. Thc sep- tic able to take care of the separate systems now in use. He thought the system could be laid this year and thought t.he outlet nec- essary right away. The city will accordingly advertise that ir. is proposed to instal the sew- age system. THE DOG NUISANCE Regarding dogs, I regret to sav sanitar" i that in spite of Bog License, Pound, and By-law, the dog nuisance is not much .better. Jf thc making of the ing taken to establish a faculty of theology in charge of Prof. Miller of Mount Allison. First year subjects only will be taught. The finances are in good condition. The expenditures during the year only exceeded the re- ceipts by and this is expected to he. made up shortly. The assets The buildings are valu- arc to be a success, dogs at with a mortgage, should not be allowed to run at'leaving to the good, largo any more than cows or hens. Tin- Old Boys of Victoria. College Tt. is vew easy to be seen the dam- hud a banquet this evening at which age (.logs have done already to the boulevards, and unless the owners of dogs are, compelled to keep Same fastened up at home- or lead on the, streets by a chain, 1 venture to re- a larsre numbt-r of ex-students were piY-sent. The Alberta conference to- day replied to the Manitoba confer- ence disapproving of tho proposal fo establish a western wooklv to f.iko The council thought that cvoryone !mark heliv considerably to ruin the place of the Christian Guardian. who is able system into financially to put thc residences should do so. !the boulevards. Lost and stolen and the by-law to this effect will be properly to thc value of S600 has been recovered an 1 enforced. i restored to the owners. the Methodist, organ published in To- ronto. Steps are being taken strengthen the Guardian in ;West. cities proves that the mere presence of the law is an assurance of pro- tection to the law-abiding citizens and a detriment to the criminal. T hope to be able with the approv- al of the mayor and council to give residential citizens better police protection, at no or very little ex- j pense to the rate-payers. The following are the fees collected during the year License, fines. 50 dogs. S36-1 pound. poll tax sundries S09.10 a total of Sll.107.65. Thc salaries, pound, sundries and general maintenance of the force amounts to T bet: to City Wants REAL ESTATE DEALS IN CALGARY Dominion Bank Purchases a Splendid Site At' Big Figure In view of the privileges granted by the city, the Government of Al- berta will be asked to grant the use i of the city's official telephones free. j This was an idea that suddenly oc- j curred to the city council at their meeting last night. Caigary. Jane large !sales of Property were reported rree r hones chief of these being I t3ie sale of: pifoperty opposite the postoffice on Eighth avenue, known as the Bradley and Tuck corner for The property has a fronnge of 50 feet, so that the price per foot, which is said to be the best price ever obtained in Al- berta. The Dominion Bank purchase: property from Mr. T. J. S. Ski is n who purchased it from Skinner and Miquelon for about one ago. Previously Skinner and Mi- quelon purchasing it, the -at had ACCEPTS AUSTRALIA'S OFFER Melbourne. Australia, June S. A cablegram has been received here fram j ..imperial government accepting thank and of a Dreadnought council for the hearty support they an oquivalem appropriation to the have given me during thc have no'hesitation in snyinir policy of no interference with chief has been a wise one. It year. I that the I the j hoijwl me to do my duty without fear or malice to anyone it hns nlso boon the means of kwping the force from corruption A thing that 'any city should be thankful for. FRANCE'S I4AVAL PROGRAM Paris, June naval program approved by the cabinet involves an expenditure of covering a period c-f len years. Six battleships, six armoured crui- sers are included in the estimate. bten owned by Mrs. I lie tr-ii saction was for cash it ur 'JtTstood that 'he Domini >n Bank- win erect a modern 5 >atory ffiee structure on the property. Mr. Skin- ner nlso purchased the norc'io.'.st nor of Eighth avenue and JkciT.d- St. yesterday for Messrs. F. W. ,T. Riloy- and Doujr- las Devenish. It is just about, eighteen months since (Continued on ;