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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Daily Herald VOL I. LETHBRIDGE, ALIA., TUEiDAY, JUNE 9, 1908. NO. 151 RATEPAYERS FAVOREDTHE BYLAWS All of Them Carried by a Very Good Majority ONTARIO REMAINS LOYAL TO WHITNEY Conservative Premier Sweeps the Province by a Greater Majority Than Ever Lib- erals Only Get Seventeen Seats Con- servatives Carry Every Seat in Toronto CONTEST FOR LIBERALS MAKE SWEEP The bylaws passed with sweeping majorities. There was practically no opposition to any, the street grading and permanent walk bylaw having the greatest, with twenty votes ag- ainst it. The vote For. Against for street grading 20 Toronto, Jane Liberal par-1 ty yesterday in Ontario passed under the rod but while reports at first were of a more severe the later returns ghow that the party will not be much worse off than in the former house either In member- ship or ability. There are no strik- ing features of the elections except the return of eight Conservatives in Toronto, all temperance, inde- pendent" and straight Liberal candi- dates being simply wiped out. Rev. D. C. Hossack, the independ- ent temperance man in North Toronto 14 and permanent sidewalks 176 for Fire Hall and market 181 Waterworks Exten- sions 188 8 The result shows that one hundred and Ninety-six ratepayers voted, which is an evidence of the great in- terest shown. The city council has reasons to feel gratified at the hear- ty endorsation their plans have re- ceived. CHOKED AT MOTHER'S BREAST Montreal, June thirteen months' old baby of Mrs. Houle, died at her breast this morning. The baby choked while feeding and was suffo cated. went down in the landslide, but he poled a respectable vote and was not beaten by over five hundred. One notable Liberal victory was the winning of the historic riding of South Oxford where Donald Suther- land, Conservative, was defeated by Thos. Mayberry. In North Renfrew, Norman Reid, Li- beral, defeated Alex Morris, but this was probably due to the big lumbering firm's quarrel with the' government Reid's majority was very large. There is talk of money being spent in Kngston but generally the election was fairly clean. Returns are, in from all constitu- MAYOR IN TABER GAVE CHECK BUI HAD NO FUNDS encies in Ontario excepting Parry Sound and Manitouhn, which elected Conservatives at the last election and will probably go Conservative again. The Conservative gains are: Sault Ste Marie, Ottawa (1 Glengarry, Kingston, East Hastings, East Peter- boro, Wentworth's Monck North Norfolk, South Essex, West Kent, North Bruce, South Brant, Cen tre Huron, Peel, Prince Edward and Prescott. South Bruce, East Lambton, Nortl Middlesex, South Oxford, Soutl Perth, North Renfrew, Stovment and both Wellingtons are Liberal gains. Hon. Nelson Monteith, minister of agriculture, was defeated in South Perth. The Liberals elected candidates in seventeen constituencies, as follows: South Oxford, T. R. May- berry, South Perth, Valentine Stock, North Renfrew, Norman Reid, Russell, D. Racine, East Simcoe, J. B. Tud- hope, Stormont, W. J. East Wellington, A. McKinnon, West Wel- lington, Jas. McEwing, South Bruce, R. E. Truax, North Grey, G. Mc- Kay, East Lambton, R. J. McCor- mick, North Middlesex, D. C. Ross, West J. -C. Northumberland, Sam Clark, Ottawa East, D. J. McDonald, North Oxford, Dr. McKay. One labor candidate was elected n East Hamilton. All the other constituencies elected Conservatives by increased majori W.W. Douglas and J. J. Walton are the i Candidates (Special tc the Herald.) Taber, June the nomination hore yesterday W. Douglas and J. J. Walton were placed in the Held or the mayoralty to succeed Jas Yuswcll, resigned. Thnro promise o be a stiff fight as both parties ar )uite popular in the town. A. L. Wood was 'elected by acclam- ation to-fill the vacancy in tlie coun- ties in most cases. With eight constituencies to hear from the result stands: Conserva tives 80, Liberals 17, Independent la bor 1. OF QUEBEC AGAIN A Majority of Forty for the Gouin Govern- ment Premier Gouin Defeated by Henri Boiirassa in St. James Division of Mon- treal He Was Elected in Portneuf MANITOBA IS TO SWELL OUT Montreal, June 9.-Thc of the provincial elections lu Quebec is as follows: Government 55, Opposition vious election: Government 69, Op- position 5. AH the Quebec ministers are safe. The latest reports show the return of 55 Liberals and 16 Opposition, two of nationalists who are cil caused withdrawal. by Councillor Douglas' CLARESHOLM RACES Claresholm, June Clares- holm races have been indefinitely postponed. -1 LAND _i_ Ottawa, June Do- mnion Government will guar- an tee bonds and give a cash subsidy to the Canadian Nor- them Railway the remain- ing 488 tho Hudson "Bay Railway'frojrn Thc Pas to 4 Fort Churchill, land sub- 4 sidv will be cancelled. 4 these are now independents. The Liberal members of the Legis- lature who met defeat are: Mercier in Chateaguay (ex-Premier's son) Bergevin, in Beauharnois, a persona friend of Premier Gouin who wen with him to Europe; Cherrier, in La Prairie; Smith, in Megantic; Lislois in Montmagny, defeated by Bour assa's lieutenant, Armand Lavergne Premier Gouiu was defeated in St James by Henri Bourassa; Jobin ii Quebec East as defeated by Letour neau, independent Liberal and Cham pagne in Two Mountains was defeate the high love) on Saturday. The report from the pump- house at half one this afternoon gives-the full at nine feet seven inch- es. Flood at Macleod Mncleod. June 5 bridge over the St. Mary's river near '-Every day tlv rivor is rising ami Macleod, but it will be some days before traffic can come over that it only has n few inches to go .to be as high :is it was five years bridge. Passengers for Macleod have ago when the country was tin- Owing to a misconncction of tele- grams, the Tabcr baseball team ar- rived in the city last night to play the postponed Crow's Nestx League game. Like snorts they stay- ed over untij and the game wiil played tonight. The follow- ing are the batting order and posi- of the teams: D. Stokes, p.; S. Wing c.f.; R. Leo, lb.; A. Lcscord, r.f.; A. Lee, c.; U. Johnson, C. Edwards 2U.; C. Walker, s.s.; R. llarton, l.f. c.; Clark, p.; Wrny, 1st; TTennubcr, 2nd; Itarber, s. P.; Honk. 3rd: G alii van, l.f.; Pulley, c.f.'; 'Kenny, r.'. On the ics and Mavccty. gas well was taken down and a pipe out into the river to make a tem- porary intake. This worked fairly well although of course, the water was as dirty as the river. Last evening this pipe was replaced by another which is run through the back of the pump house into the wells and this morning the engineer is Pumpini as Cltan Wattr as ever. The water is not coming over the wells nor shallow gal- leries which are plugged with mud. The filtering is through the original galleries into the wells and from these pumped to the city. Numerous are to go away aroundr by Medicine Hat and Calgary. This circumstance wns der water. Last night mid all this morning thL- taken advantage of by a great many rain poured down augmented by the fearful rush of water which is now surging all around it. II.r. C. Gouge's ranch, which is di- rectly opposite the town, and in the river bottom, is for the most part under water with the river rising ra- pid'ly. Mr. Gcnge's family had a nar- row escape five years ago from being swept away by the water, having liv- ed for several days on potatoes and flour, all access to the town or sur- rounding country being completely cut However, they cannot, under go the same hardship now as they are safe on this side of the river, but .1. F. CSood, who is the hired nuin at the ranch has not been in town since the flood, and if the high water con- tinues, it is expected that he will not be very safe. Narrow Escape from Drowning Mr. Illrtck, the accountant, and MY. White, the teller, of the Bank of Com merce staff here, hud a narrow es- cape from a watery grave last even- ing. They were walking along the river bank, engrossed in the amusing occupation of "seeing if the bank the ridiculous predicaments that the people of the city got into through the scarcity of water. In every di- rection could be seen people carrying little pails o! rainwater that they had borrowed from their neighbors. Without water there could be no light and without the electric power there could be no water. Sunday evening services in the churches were held in the hallowed evening twi- light, which, however, was not dark enough to induce the Owls to turn out as they had advertised. Herald Couldn't Publish people last night who worked a cheap John game to beat the C. P. R. Those wanting to go to Medicine Hat and points east or points in any direction from Calgary bought tickets for- Mac- leod for and got off where they wanted to. The agent last night sold the largest number of tickets that has been, sold in one night in the office here and No. 6 w.is loaded. Tonight the company will not be so oosy but will require people to take an affi- davit to the effect that they are going to the place designated by the ticket they purchase. Height of the Water There has been a good deal of con- troversy in the city as to how the flood of this year compares with the famous flood of 1002. Many maintain C. Co.'s mine of Frank, returned this morning from Billings, Montana. He had a very ftiugh experience on his trip having to transfer three times owing "to the "floods. He has brought a man with him from Chica- go to install the screen for coal which will arrive shortly when the mine will be opened up in full blast after being closed for nearly five months. Six car loads of fire-brick have ar- rived this week and passed the cus- toms house at Frank for the C. A. 0. C. Co. of Coloman for the new coke ovens which the company arc building'. At BUtrmore Blairmorc, June has been raining here aiuiost steady, since Ar- bor Day. The Old Man river is high- er thnn it been for years. Sev- eral bridges have been swept away Farmer on Banks of Red River has Fine Crop of 25 Acres heavy wind whi.-h is driving it through everything- Thc river is cutting its bunks at the rate of ab- out six feet a day. The old Electric Light Company's house is now on the brink of th.- river. Thc cus- toms house is als-> threatened, as largo portions of tlv bank nrc daily Iroppim? into tin- stream. Perhaps the worst feature oi all so far is the fact that A. ha.s >een carried away, ihc water coming up no rapidly lliat h-- with his familv werc barely able move their furni- ture and in time. Thc traffic bridge, pin in its present position after th-> ilnod of five year.' ago, i.s now impassible, the country on the side ni-nn-st the town being several feet water .ind the ap- proach being out. Tt is onlj would fall in if they stood on it" which as only could be expected hnp- ened, Mr. Hlack's ponderous body, ombined with the weight of the over umging bank, fell in with a splash, 'lie catastrophe appeared to be so imusing to Mr. White that he could jnly lie down on his back and in- lulge in tho most uproarious mirth. Vhen he recovered sufficiently to as- certain the extent of the disaster, he looked over the edge and from the nidst of his senior olficer's ocks n commanding voice issued, "White, yon fool, I can't get However. Mr. White, seeing (hat the matter was becoming ser- ious, Mr. HInck having fallen into the river, arid wns standing in water that this year's beats the record while ft qucstion whcth.-r this bridge which others stoutly maintain that thc flood dollars will slant of this year is slightly lowrr although j they admit that the volume of water is a great deal larger. Measurements on the old AsheroU house at the pumping station show that the water on Saturday was alwnt nine inches above the mark made in ELECTION RESETS Quebec, Jwi-' 0. Tromirr Gouin up to his shoulders, The current at that point being very swift, with great difficulty Mr. Black was hauled to the top, and thc two set off for town, Mr. Black quite convinc- and considerable other damage done. The road to. Lille is impassable. Damage at Taber Taber, June heavy rains lave Caused much damage nroum here. Most of the timlxjr in the new bridge has been washed away. The ferry was also carcied away. Some' of thc houses owned hy the bridge peo pic are almost covered with water. The pumphousc of the C. P. R. is completely buried, nothing but the smokestack being above water. The pump house for thc mine is also dam aged. Thc mines will have to shut down for a few days until repairs are made. Taber will without electric lights until the repairs are made. At Pincher Creek Pincher Creek, .June pf last night and today have caused Pincher Creek to rise higher than it has since the beginning of the wet season.. During the last three divvs the wa- ters have widened the channel oppo site the town by twenty or thirty feet. Cut banks fifteen feet above water level have washed away Winnipeg, June agricultural- ist from thc vicinity of Union Point long the Red river a few miles south f Winnipeg, informs the Free Press hat at a point near Niverville a grain grower named Jas. C. Wilson, has ov- er 75 acres of winter wheat under cul- tivation. The crop is of the well known Alberta Red variety and has nade such remarkable headway as to surprise the entire neighborhood. It should be ready for cutting at the end of the present month or in July. This is the first time that winter wheat has been grown extensively in the Red River valley and the experi- ment has been so entirely successful that in ail probability others will put in large quantities of wheat this fall. It id said that at Swan River, fall and spring wheat are grown in about equal proportions and with equal de- grees of safety. CONTRACT FOR BIG ADDITION cd thut an overnnnging bank would for twenty feet. The mm! rush of probably fall in if he stood on it. It rumored here this morning that nn arrest hnd boon jnnde by the Il.N'.W.M.P connection with the IVrluruf by 800 ma- nmrd.-r of Monte Low is at Frank. nine rtuuvu UK. fMt'Ctifl ill ji'Miirui ijy lii.i- iiiiirurr 01 ;IL 7m: ui power on {Mommy It is held by those boosting thej-ority in St. Jnrm-s IThoro. is apparently n0 truth in this KING AND QUEEN ARE Di RUSSIA a great inconvenience to those (present flood that the river v-vinesses rsqsirir.g it. Ths Herald more completely covered bottom there in the photographs taken at the high- est time of the previous flood that Rcval, June meeting be- tween King Edward VTI ami Emper- or Nicholas occurred here today xtitfc due formality. It was thc first time nn English monarch has ever made an official visit an Russian waters. Fire did about damage to was unable to get out the paper as [being patches of thc bottom showing usufil AS it is dependent on electric power for thc operating of its presses and type casting machines. About two o'clock yesterday after- noon, the power was on and the pumps working and except for a short time last evening and again about half past eleven o'clock last night, have been on ever since. Loss by Railways division, 1-y Henri nltboujrb assa by 43 majority. Montronl, returns from Monlcalm civr- election to Jos. waters threatened to wnsh away the approach on lbi% south side of the bridge and had it not been for efforts of tho citizens we would have boon cut 0fT from the railroad entire- ly. I.nrge troes and logs were mnU- anchored and thrown over the bank Smith Bros, and Wilson have been awarded tho contract for the additions and alteration.-, on A. McDonald Co.'s store on Round St. H. Hayr, has the contract for the excavating. Work wns started thi.s afternoon and the contract calls for its completion by September 1st. The cost of alterations and exten- sions on the building will amount to about Tho improvements as well as near- ly doubly the selling floor space on tho ground floor will provide for 15 iarge offices on the second floor. Tho store will remain open during progress of the work and not a day will be lost. Customers wiil not suffer the least inconvenience. [Sylvester, Cons-rvativo, in place of were entirely submerged this ;Dr_ Risonctlo, by a majority The former flood wns within nine inches of the eaves of the old pximp- house and though the present traffic bridge is about six feet higher than strenuous efforts to discover the 'serving as a breakwater. murderer. The damages suffered by the rail- ways are-Jiot very heavy after all and do not at all compare with those suf- fered by the lines across the bound- ary. The A. R. A I- have lost their F IIU UHJ ww --------Tcr- Up the furniture department oi the 150 foot bridge ai M.Ik River being Cranbrook Co-operative Stores. U-ashed out Udly broken up of 15. MnmtoHilin, Jun- Conservative, i-lcM O.-R. R- Gamey. -d hy 700 mnjority. the old one, the water was within a! Toronto, June returns foot of the deck of thp hrulgo on Sat- -rive Stock. Liln-ral. 16 majority in urday. The records of thc C. P. R. en- gineers, backrd xip by Thos. McNnbb, the A. R. I. master mechanic, Jesse Walker, the Electric Co.'s engineer, and James Ashcroft, hold that the flood was just two inches lower than South JVrth. MINE CLOSED DOWN Frank, Jrnio S.-The Hillcrost coal mine was closi-d down owing to a ulfre M the spur numhtg from Bridges Washed Out Frank, Alia.. June bridg- es on the Grassy road run- ning from here to Lille have been washed awny. Consequently no trains have beon running today. A large number of men are employed repair- ing the same. The bridge on tho road through the slide leading to Hellcvuc which was washed away on Monday is be- ing repaired by the town council. Gold Creek is raging nnd it is still raining. Tt is expected that there Several buildings arc in danger of toppling over into the river. Coun- cillor Dempster has torn down his stables to save them. Several of thc bridges over smaller streams have been washed away and people are cut from thc country and can't get into town. Some farmers have been in town three days, being afraid to venture out. The water in thc south fork of the Old Jinn River is high above the high wator mark. The C.P.R. bridge at Brocket is bro ken and trains cannot cross it, thc CHANGE IN A LOCAL FIRM Bolleyue boing impossible owing further damage by the floods. other. Mr. McNabb and floods. S. Gobo, president of the C. A. C. (Continutd on Back Pact.) A. H. McKcown hns disposed of his interest in the McKeown-Hick Hard- ware Co.. to Hick Wakoly. M is Mr. McKeown's intention to go into business in tho city in the near fu- ture. He will put in one of the larg- est hardware stocks in the city and the store will be equipped with the most modem fittings. His son, F. J. McKeown will be associated in thc business with him. J. J. Hill has donated to Wesley College, Grand Forks, N. D, ;