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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL I. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, JUNE 10, 1908. RATEPAYERS FAVORED THE BYLAWS All of Them Carried by a- Very Good Majority NUMBER 32- 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 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 and permanent sidewalks 176 20 for Fire Hall and market........................ 181 14 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. CONTRACT FOR BIG ADDITION Smith Bros, and Wilson have been awarded the contract for the additions and alterations on A. McDonald store on Round St. H. Hayr, has the contract for the excavating. Work was started this 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 The improvements as well as near- ly doubly the selling floor space on the ground floor will provide for 15 .large offices on the second floor. Toronto, June Liberal par ty yesterday in Ontario passed under the rod but while reports a first were of a more severe reverse, the later returns show 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, labor, inde- pendent and straight Liberal candi- dates being simply wiped out. Rev. D. C. Hossack, the independ- ent temperance man in North Toronto went down in the landslide, but he )oled 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- encies in Ontario excepting Parry Sound and Manitoulln, 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, tre Huron, Peel, Prince Edward, and Prescott. South Bruce, East Lambton, North Middlesex, South Oxford, South Perth, North Renfrew, Stovment and both Wellingtons are Liberal gains. Hon. Nelson Monteith, minister of CONTEST FOR MAYOR IN J. Walton are the Candidates (Special to the Herald.) Taber, June the nominations lere yesterday W. W. Douglas and J. J. Walton were placed in the field for the mayoralty to succeed Jas. Truswell, resigned. There promises agriculture, was defeated in South to be a stiff fight as both parties are Perth. The Liberals elected candidates in seventeen constituencies, as follows: South Oxford, T. K. May- berry, South Perth, Valentine Stock, 2sTorth Renfrew, ]S7orman Eeid, Russell, D. Racine, East Simcoe, J. B. Tud- icpe, Stormont, W. J. McCart, East Wellington, A. West Wel- ington, Jas. McEwing, South Bruce, i. E. Truax, North Grey, A. G. Mc- Kay, East Lainbton, R. J. McCor- mick, North Middlesex, D. C. Ross, West Middlesex, J. C. Elliott, West 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- ties in most cases. With eight constituencies to hear from the result stands: Conserva- tives 80, Liberals 17, Independent la- bor 1. quite ,popular in the town. A. L. Wood was elected by acclam- ation to fill the vacancy in the coun- cil caused by Councillor Douglas' withdrawal. LIBERALS MAKE SWEEP OF QUEBEC AGAIN i i it i i A Majority of Forty for the Gouin Govern- ment Premier Gouin Defeated by Henri Bourassa in St. James Division of Mon- treal He Was t Portneuf CLARESHOLM RACES Claresholm, June Clares- holm races have been indefinitely LAND SUBSIDY CANCELLED Ottawa, Jane Do- mnion Government will gnar- antee bonds and give a cash subsidy to the Canadian Nor- them Kailway for the remain- ing 488 miles of the Hudson Bay Railway: from The Pas to Fort ChurcMIL The land sub- sidy will .be cancelled. Montreal, June results of the provincial elections in Quebec i as follows: Government 55, Opposition vious election: Government 69, Op position 5. All the Quebec ministers are safe The latest reports show the return o 55 Liberals and 1C Opposition, two o hese are now nationalists who are ndependents. The Liberal members of the Legis lature who met defeat are: Mercier in Chateaguay (ex-Premier's 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 Gouin was defeated in St James .by Henri Bourassa; Jobin in Quebec East as defeated by Letour- neau, independent Liberal and Cham- pagne in Two Mountains was defeated bySauve. The latest returns give Leblanc, Conservative leader, elected with a majority of 14, The Montreal Liberals are astound- ed at the result in Ontario. No one expected that the government would be overthrown but no .one imagined that there would be such a one-sided Legislature. They aie at a loss -to account for the change in popular sentiment, Mr. Gouin's friends feel keenly his personal defeat in St. James, though i he was elected in Portneuf, some go- ing as far as to say that'there is a .possibility of Gouin refusing to form a Government. When Henri Bourassa arrived at midnight from St. Hyacynthe, he was met by several hundred and escorted by a procession headed with a band and 'carriage with four horses along the principal streets. A banner read "Stoned at St. Koch's, defeated at Belle Chasse, elected in St. James." MANITOBA IS TO SWELL OUT Boundaries of the Pro- vince are to be Enlarged Big Pfans Being Made for Alberta University Ottawa, June is understood that the government is considering; the advisability o fgiving the province of Manitoba a. larger addition to its area than- was originally intended- Instead of extending the present east- ern boundary north to the Churchill jit may be found'when the bill comes down that the province has been ac- corded even more than liberal treat- ment. It has been strongly urged by the Manitoba Liberal members that the province should get a large share of the district of Keewatin and the Edmonton, June a meeting of L the Strathcona board of trade to thf and it was decided to arrange a greater portion of the some adequate celebration to mart the opening of the Alberta university in the fall. The secretary .said that a greater portion Hudson Bay Coast line. The proposal now under considera- tion is to extend the eastern bound- iii tut; ittu. JLUC secretary .saia mat some 400 graduates, besite profcs- sors of Montreal, Toronto and other cities would likely be present. It was suggested that the city proclaim public holiday and that the banque be given in the evening. A committe if four was appointed, composed o President Douglas, Dr. 'Archibald, T Malone and J. F. Weir, to inter iew the city council and local gov rnment with reference 'to securing rants for the celebration. RAIN HAS CEASED FALLING AND THE SUN NOW SHINES BRIGHTLY Flood Put Waterworks and Electric Light Plant Out of Business Herald Could Not Publish No Traffic West to Macleod Reports From Pincher Creek, Taber and Frank Money to Loan on Farms LANDS FOR. SALE Along New Rail- VV constructed North West of Lethbridge Township 24 W 1-2 of Section 8 at. per A. S. E. 1-4 of Section 7 at per A. S.W. 1-4 of Section 19 at per A. Township 23 S.W. 1-4 of Section 30 at per A. (Improved) ]ST.E. 1-4 of Section 26 at per A. Township 23 All of Section 24 at per A. 3-4 of Section 35 at per A. N.E. 1-4 of Section 26 at per A. E. 1-2 of Section 13 at per A. S. 1-2 of Section 28 at per A. N. 1-2 of Section 30 at per A. E. 1-2 of Section 3 at per A. 3-4 of Section 8-11-22 at per A. S. E. 1-4 of Section 30-10-22 at per A. (Improved. Some in of the District I have thousands of other acres for sale in this Garden Spot Lethbridge Here are two good All of Section 30-12-22 at on crop payment plan. All of Section 9-12-22 at on crop The flood is over and the people o the city have forgotten all about it It is not mentioned on the streets the bright sunny days being taken fo granted as the, characteristic of Sun ny Southern Alberta. All else is for gotten. The results, as the event is looked over, have been serious in some quar ters, though not as great as fearec in others. The city itself was in a precarious position on Sunday and a part of yes terday, having neither water nor light The water covered over the wells at the pumping station, and the sedi- ment filled the wells above the intake, causing a complete barrier to the wa- ter supply. Engineer Reid, water- works master Fleetwood, manager ,-r mayor and the waterworks gang, work- ed like heroes all Sunday and through the night until five o'clock Monday morning trying to get the pumps go- ing again. Some of the pipe from the gas well was taken down and a pipe run 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 Pumping as Clean Water as ever. The water is not coming over the wells nor through the 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 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 of 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 The absence of power on Monday was a, great inconvenience to those businesses requiring it. The Herald was unable to get out the paper as usual as it is dependent on electric The main bridge at Cardston is still intact, the small 85 .foot span on the .branch of the river and a few bents of the trestle work on each side are gone. The track is in. fairly good shape and trains are running all the way up to the damaged bridge. They will run into Cardston inside of ten days. The Great Northern andj Northern Pacific have suffered great havoc. The track from near Shelby to Naismith, a distance of about twelve miles, is practically all washed out. The train that connects with the train that left here on Thursday is in the ditch and covered with mud the flood having washed right over it. No Traffic West The C. P. E. today sent out a work- xain including a piledriver to the Bridge over the St. Mary's river near Macleod, but it will be some days Before traffic can come over that bridge. Passengers for Macleod have o go away around by Medicine Hat and Calgary. This circumstance was aken advantage of by a great many Walker after taking measurements on the old pumphouse, the Gait house the Anderson house A. R. I- pumphouse, find- that the high ter mark of the 1908 flood is two inches lower than that, of 1902. The observations and measurements taken by Mr. Ashcrort confirm these figures The figures since Saturday morning giving the height above sea-level are as follows: Saturday a.m. p.m. the highest point; Sunday noon Monday noon today it stands at or about nine feet of a drop since the high level on Saturday, The report from the pump- bouse at-half past one this afternoon the fall at nine feet seven inch- gives es. Flood at Macleod people last night who worked a cheap ohn game to beat the C. P. R. Those vanting to go to Medicine Hat and oints east or points in any direction rom Calgary bought tickets for Mac- sod for and got off where they vanted to. The agent last night sold he largest number of tickets that has een sold in one night in the office ere and No. 6 was loaded. Tonight ie company will not be so easy but -ill require people to take an affi- avit 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 Siacleod, Alta., June 5 Ivery day the river is rising and t only has a few more inche.: to go to be as high as it was five years a.go when the whole country was un- er water. Last night and all this morning the rain poured down augmented by a heavy wind which is driving it through everything. The river is cutting its banks at the rate of ab- out six feet a day. The old Electric Light Company's power house is now on the brink of the river. The cus- toms house is also threatened, as large portions of the bank arc daily dropping into the stream. Perhaps the worst feature of all so far is the fact that A. E. Barker's house has been carried away, the water coming up so rapidly that he with his familv were barely able to move their furni- ture and belongings in time. The traffic bridge, placed in its present position after the flood of five years ago, is now impassable, the country on the side nearest the town being several feet under water and the ap- the fearful rush of water which. C. Co.'s mine of. Frank, returned now surging all around it. Mr. C. G-eng'e'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- pidly. Mr. Genge'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 off. However, they cannot under go the same hardship now as they are safe on this side of the river, but J. F. Good, who is the hired man at the ranch has not oeen 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 famous flood of 1902. Many maintain proach being washed out. It is only that this year's beats the record while "'a question whether this bridge which payment plan. This is an A 1 Sec- power for the operating of its presses tion and is all fenced and some in anc] 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 The damages suffered by the rail- ways are not very heavy after all and do not at all compare with those suf- fered by the lines across the bound- wheat. Big on to it quick. W. R, Dobbin Rooms. I 2 Southard Block LEIHBRIDGE ALTA, others stoutly maintain that the flood of this year is slightly lower although they admit that the volume of water is a great deal larger. Measurements on the old Ashcroft house at the pumping station show that the water on Saturday was about nine inches above the mark made in 1902. It is held by those boosting th- present flood that the river bottom was more completely covered, there being patches of the bottom showinj in the photographs taken at the high- cost thousands of dollars will stand ELECTION RESULTS Mr. Black, the accountant, and Mr. White, the teller, of the Bank, ox Com merce staff here, bad a narrow es- cape from a watery grave last even- flg. They were walking along the iver bank, engrossed in the amusing ccupation of "seeing if the bank vould fall in if they stood on vhich as only could be expected.1 hap- pened, Mr. Black's ponderous body, combined with the weight of the over hanging bank, fell in with a splash. The catastrophe appeared to be so amusing to Mr. White that he could only lie down on his back and in- dulge in the most uproarious mirth. When he recovered sufficiently to as- certain the extent of the disaster, he looked over the edge and from the midst of his senior officer's "auburn" locks a commanding voice issued, "White, you fool, I can't get out." However, Mr. White, seeing this morning from Billings, Montana. He had a. very rough 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 Prank for the C. A. C. C. Co. of Coleman for the new coke oven's which the company are building. At Blairmore' i Blairmore, June has been thence along the river northeasterly to Port Nelson, giving the province jthe additional district from Port Churchill south to Port Nelson. The northern boundary of the province will be formed by an extension east of Hudson's Bay of' the present north- ern boundary of Saskatchewan. IN MANITOBA Farmer on Banks of Red River of 2 J Acres Winnipeg, June agricultuxal- st from the vicinity of "Union? Point along the Bed river a few miles souths if Winnipeg, informs the Free hat at a point near Niverviile a gram grower named Jas. C. has ov- r 75 acres of Trinter wheat under cul- ivation. The crop is of the well Alberta Eed raining here almost steady, since Ar- made such remarkable headway as to- urprise the entire neighborhood. hould be ready for cutting at the- nd of the present .month or in July. This is the first time that winter- wheat has been grown extensively ia the Eed River valley and the experl- borJDay. The Old Man river is high- -ment has been so entirely successful' that in all probability others will put, in large quantities of wheat this fall- was becoming ser- est time of the previous flood that were entirely submerged tins year. The former flood was within nine inches of the caves of tho old pump- house and though the present traffic bridge is about six feet 'higher than the old one, the water was within a foot of the deck of the bridge Sat- urday. The records of the C. P. R. en- gineers, backed up by Thos. McNabb, the A. R. I. master mechanic, Jesse Walker, the Electric Co.'s engineer, Quebec. June Gouin elected in Portneuf by SOQ ma- jjority. He was defeated in St. James division, Montreal, by Henri Bour- assa by 43 majority. Montreal, June returns from Montcalm gives election to Jos. Sylvester, Conservative, in place of Dr. Bisonctte, Liberal, by a majority of 15. Manitoulin, June R. Gmney, Conservative, elected by 700 majority. Toronto, June returns give Stock, Liberal, 16 majority in South Perth. ary. The A. R. I. have lost their and James Ashcroft, hold that the 150 foot bridge at Milk River, it being washed out and badly broken up. flood was just two inches lower than MINE CLOSED Frank, June. DOWN Hillcrest coal the other. Mr. McNabb and Mr. the floods. mine was closed down owing to a bridge at the spur running from Bellcvue being impassable owir.g to that the matter ious, Mr. Black having fallen into the river, and was standing in water up to his shoulders, The current at that point, being- very swift, with great difficulty Mr. Black was hauled to the top, and the two set off for town, Mr. Black being quite convinc- ed that an overhanging- bank would probably fall in if he stood on it. was rumored here this morning that an arrest had been made by the R.N.W.M.P. in connection with the murder of Monte Lewis at Frank. There is apparently no truth in this however, although the police ing strenuous efforts to discover the murderer. Bridges Washed Out Frank, Alta.. June bridg- es on the Grassy Mountain road run- ning from here to Lille have been washed away. Consequently no trains have been running today. A large number of men are employed repair- ing the same. The bridge on the road through the slide loading to Bcllevue which xvas washed away on Monday last is be- ing repaired by tho town council. Gold Creek is raging and it is still raining. It is expected that thoro will be further damage by the floods. S. Gc-bo, president of the C. A. C. er than it ha.s been for years. Sev- eral bridges have been swept away and considerable other damage done. The road to Lille is impassable. Damage at Taber Taber, June heavy rains have caused much damage around here. Most of the timber in the new bridge has been washed away. The ferry was also careied away. Sonn of the houses owned by the bridge peo pie are almost covered with water. The pumphouse of the C. P. R. is completely buried, nothing but the smokestack being above water. The pump house for the mine is also dam aged. The mines will have to shut down for a few days until repairs are made. Taber will be without electric lights until the repairs are made. At Pincher Creek Pincher Creek, June rains pf last night and today have caused Pincher Creek to rise higher than it It is said that at Swan River, fall and spring wheat are grown in about equal proportions and with equal-dfc-- grees of safety. has been since the beginning of the wct season.. During the last three days the wa- ters have widened the channel oppo- site the town by twenty or thirty feet. Cut banks fifteen fcet above water Jevol have been washed awav (Continued on Back Page.) CHANGE INA LOCAl FIRI A. H. McKeown has disposed of his interest in the McKeown-Hick Hard- ware Co., to Hick Wakely. It is Mr. McKeown's intention to go into business in the 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 modern fittings. His son, F. J. McKeown will be associated in the- Business with him. CHOKED AT MOTHER'S BREAST Montreal, June thirteen- months' old baby of Mrs. Houle, died' at her breast this morning. The baby hoked whilo feeding and was suffo- ated. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HEAD OFFICE. TOROOTO B. 2. WALKER, President ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager ESTABLISHED 1867 Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England ISSUES AT THE FOU.OWINQ RATES: and under 3 cents Over and not exceeding 6 cents 10 cents 15 cents These Orders arc payable at par at every office of a Chartered Bank io Canada. (Yukon and at the principal banking' points in the United States. They arc negotiable at to the sterling in Great Britain and Ireland. They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money with safety and at small cost, and may be obtained without delay. 116 Lethbridge Branch C. G. K. Nourse, Manager ;