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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VDU. M. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1909. NO. 152. FIREMEN HAD A HARD FIGHT Three Hours Battle With Smoke In Me Keown Store For three hours this morning Chief Kroning and his men had a hard bat- tle to extinguish a lire in the base- ment- of the store occupied by the Mc- Keown Hardware Co., in the Bryan block. At four o'clock or shortly after smoke was noticed issuing from tho windows of the store by a passer by, who immediately sent in -an alarm. The brigade responded very promptly. On their arrival on the scene they iuund. that the fire was in the base- ment, which was dense with smoke. GLOBE EDITOR WINS PRAISE MOLTEN IRONN0 !N ILOCKSATSOO It was practically impossible the men to go into the cellar as they could not move around expeditiously as the place was filled with hard- ware 'and oilier supplies, end the smoke was so that the men would have been suffocated. The chief decided that the best plan was to play the water through the win- dows. These windows are con- structed that it was difficult to get a stream playing on the seeii'Si of the building where the fire seemed the most active. However, enough water was turned in to drown out the fire and at 7 o'clock all danger wa's passed. The basement contained a quanti- ty of oils but they were on the op- posite side of the building to where the fire was raging. The lire seemed to be centred on the south side of the store near the wall. The origin is inexplicable. The only apparent cause was the electric wiring but this was found to be in perfect condition or, examination this morning. Mr. London, .June to the resolution introduced at the Imperial Press Conference in favor of com- pulsory national service, The Chron- icle says The good sense of the meeting, assisted by the excellent ad- vice of Mr. Balfour and the rousing speech of, Mr. J. A. Macdonald, of the Toronto Globe, declined to put any such resolution to a vote. The Dai.y News remarks that "You can- not parade even the finest enthus- iasm day after day without a cer- tain loss in its quality. If all the speakers at press conference would take expression of these things as sufficiently uttered and then proceed with what they really have to say, speeches would be more valuable.'' CAN'T SMOKE CIGARETTES Seattle, Wash., June new anti-cigarette law went into fffect last midnight. It is the opinion of BURST ON THEM EDMONTON STRIKE Horrible Fatality At a Steel Plant In Virginia HAVE BEEN WRECKED Wheeling, W. Ya., June a horrible accident here tonight at least six men were burned to a crisp, four fatally injured and ten seriously hurt. Thirty others had narrow es- capes. Shortly after eight o'clock a "slipv occurred in the Martin's ferry, Ohio, furnace of the Wheeling Steel Iron company. A force of work- Edmonton, Alta., June is no change in the strike -situation, both i carpenters and master builders ex- j pressing a determination to hold out j (to the bitter end. 'Meetings of both i the union carpenters and the master j builders were held last night, and j the former voted unanimously in favor of continuing the strike. The carpenters say that there are 50 per j cent, non-union, carpenters in the Those that are non-union are rapidly coming into line and taking out union cards, they say, and in a short time the union will hold the Ste Marie, Ont., June 9.- comrolling hand and will force the Canadian locks were wrecked builders to come to terms. Up to aftCrnoon. The.steamer Assini- present work has not been stopped on jboia of C.P.H. line? a freighter of any of the public buildings. Gilchrist line, were locking up when j suddenly and without warning one of YOUNGSTOWN STAYS WET j leaves of upper gate gave way and Youngstown, Ohio, June the water from the higher level rush- FOREST FIRES FATAL IN N. B. Several Vessels Badly Daniaged-Two May Sink the attorney general that any person Jmen mXv were gathered who 1ms cigarettes in his possession j about the furnace making ready to is subject to fine and imprisonment. The Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition police will enforce the law strictly. No one will be permitted to smoke a cigarette on tile grounds. saloon forces in Ohio suffered a bitter defeat yesterday when Youngstown ed in, sweeping both boats and the lower gates before it. The two ves- John, X. B., June of the iirst loss of human life in the forest fires which are sweeping parts of this province comes today from at the head of the St. John river. The Jo-year-old son of i A. Fortier, trying to save the cattle j from a fire that was raging, is sup- {posed to have become bewildered and j been burned to death. His father lost horses, cattle, buildings and farm machinery. St. John, N. B., June big lire back of Calais is chiefly on tim- ber land belonging to the Hon. G. ,M- Hanson. 3t has burned over (500 acres in Baring, in Calais and in Robinson, and is now reported entering the township of Charlotte. Yesterday before a high wind it swept a. thousand acres in about two hours. FAMOUSU.S. DIVINE IS DEAD Venerable Chaplain Of U.S. Senate Passes Away with 80..000 inhabitants and remain-jsels were uninjured. The flood from der of Mahoning county voted in spe- i the upper level is pouring through UNCOVER BLACK HAND GANG Organized Along Same Lines As Old Mafia Cincinnati, Ohio, June tions in the extortion, plotting and murder by the Black Hand un- covered by the postoffice inspectors from the Cincinnati office show con- clusively that the gang in Columbus.. Marion, Denuison and Belief-ntaine and other Ohio towns was organized McKeovm as usual visited the base- along the same lines as the old Mafia ment last night and found everything hut with a better system for con- ir satisfactory condition. There is cealing their movements. It is now no healing apparatus in the basement known that the Ohio Black Hand or the entire block being supplied with j the society of Banana, as its mem- hf-at from a boiler in the basement style themselves, had a branch beneath the Eureka theatre. Pittsburg and one in Chicago, and _, a line that extended to South Dakota. The stock is badly damaged bv T ......Regular meetmcs were heid ana the snioke and water. IMr, McKeown has I drill in for the nine o'clock cast. Without a moment's warning there was a roar and great masses j of molten iron spurted from the fur- nace, sweeping down on the work- men. Twenty or more were caught in the 'on-rush. Six men were known to have been caught by the hot iron and their bodies burned to a crisp. Fourteen others were badly mutilated. Arms and legs wore burned off and some were showered from head to foot with white hot metal. All the men were foreigners. Frederick Zimmer- man, manager of 'the furnace, was seriously burned in trying to save some of the men from death. What caused the accident has -not 'been de- finitely decided. cial election to retain saloons. In the county where much -was expected by j the anti-saloon forces only 85 majority was Only one ward in tW city gave a dry majority. the canal at a terrific rate. Efforts to lower thp moveable dam above the upper gates are being made. The steel trust steamer Empire City was i hit bv the Assiniboi-a as she was BURIAL OF ARCHBISHOP Ottawa, Ont., June remains of the late Archbishop Duhuniel of the diocese of Ottawa, were, with im- pressive pomp and ceremony, laid to rest this morning in a vault at Roman Catholic Basilica, beside, .those j swept out of the lock, and has a big of Bi5hop Quigu, former'head of the FERNIE NEAT AND CLEAN Citizens Spent Entire Day Making City Beautiful hole in her bow. She reached the American side and is tied up at the government pier, where she is slowly sinkimr. Later the steamer Walker i was sunk at lower entrance to the canal. The Asstniboia is now tied up to the government pier on the Am- encan side. The acci-dent was due to the Walker hitting- tho lower gate as she entered the lock from above. The gate was carried away and the water poured through at a terrific rate, sweeping all before it. The G-ilchrist liner Percy 0-. Walker was then tied up above. The water broke her lines and she was swept through the canal. It is the worst wreck in the history of the canal. GAMBLER PAID COIN TO ALD. no idea of the exact amount of dam- age but there is no doubt that it will run up to several thousand dollars. Until the insurance adjuster reaches the city the store will be closed. The floor is in bad condition us the fire seriously crippled the joists. ilr. McKecwn consider? the fire brigade gave good service. Chiff Kroning remarked to the Her- ald that the building was so con- structed that it was virtually impos- sible to fight the tire. Scuttlers' are necessary to combat a fire in a base- ment. The water poured into the basement was about six feet in depth and' it soaked through two walls into the Herald press room. A half dozen men money "ibtained by extortion was dis- tributed to various divisions in the United States ..and sent 'to relatives in.Italy for safekeeping. "We have found what I believe to be certain proof that the Black Hand outrages at least those in the middle west, including Pittsburgh Cincinnati, Cleveland, Philadelphia, j Chicago. Columbus and other west- ern cities were committed by- a well organized society with grips and pass orders and that they are simply spo- radic cases of individual said Chief of Postofnee Inspector; Holmes today. have letters of the' hand writing and on the same water marked paper, which were sent to victims in Ohio cities from the Black Hand members in Pitts- (Special to The Herald) Fernie, June and Civic holiday has proven a very profitable one for Fernie. According to ap- jpointiueni and good arrangements, j there was a geacral turnout of men and. teams to work, at cleaning up the streets of the town. Everything was well organized and the work went along like clock work everybody entering into the new kind of holiday sport with vim and ener- gy. Hundreds of loads of rubbish dissappeered as if by magic, and this evening the city looks so much bet- day in connection with the Koyal ter that the hardest workers are Commission enquiry. Aid. Martin is i wishing that there might too another a cigar manufacturer and also a mem- i such day appointed so that such a M.P. Had Dealings With the Montreal Saloonkeepers Montreal, .Que.. June Martin, M. P., was on the stand to- ber of the police commission. ;good beginning might-have a finisb- were kept busy bailing out this wa-jburg, Chicago and Cleveland. For ter .all morning and even then they could not prevent a lot of the. stock of paper being damaged. When the fire started a number oi the tenants of the top floor ol the Bryan block vacated their .premises and removed all their belongings. The valuables the proceedings on account of want of jurisdiction. No ruling was made by Justice Beck but he isued his own summons returnable instauter and on request of counsel for the, defence adjourned the hearing until June 9. Yesterday Mr. Harris failed make any defence and the judge made an order, on the affidavits filed granting the custody of the five children to the father A perusal of these affi- davits discloses an entirely different story from what has been seen in the press when the evidence was pro- duced. The mother of the children is understood to be at present in Lethbridge. Her parents are prom- inent Dakota people. When her hus- He pointed out that at present time the Board of Arbitration appointed to adjust the differences which arose as to the classification on District F. is at work and until it has com- 1 pleted its labors, it would not be pos- sible to give out an estimate of what the Lake Superior section of the road will cost. The original estimate was for about a mile, but as is well known, the advance in the cost of everything pertaining to the con-j struction of a railway will increase this estimate to per mile. The FOR GRANDPAPA'S GRAVE New York, June despatch to him the Herald from St. Louis, Mo., says; Fearing that her grandfather's grave would notv.. be decorated because he was a Confederate soldier, Mary Clip- per, nine years old, went to a. flor- ist's shop today and procured a large box of flowers, representing that she had been sent, by'another florist. She then. wgnt to. the cemetery at v Board of Arbitration, which is at pres- ent at work on the specifications of- going directly to the c SUJlkm mark. pol of the Confederate four the construction of District F. left Ottawa last week and is expected back in the capital about the end ofj the week. Not until their decision is known will it be possible to make: an estimate as to what the cost of the section will be. Tf it is agreed that there has been overclassificatifm on tne part of the commission's engin- eers, the contractors will be called upon to make a refund. Should any further difficulty arise they will prob- ably be settled by arbitration. The commissioners expect that everything will be .satisfactorily adjusted before the Grand Trunk Pacific completes its link frum Winnipeg Junction to Fort florist's shop, where she made.a cori- fession. When she was arrested and held at the House of Detention she express ed only joy that the grave of her grandfather, had been decorated. tion. and a big time is expected. in Idaho. nd is ready to carry traffic -from Edmonton to the i Ports. Lake REPORT ON CROPS Winnipeg, June Wm. Saun- ders. director of experimental farms, who is now at Rcgina, has wired 'the Department of Agriculture at Ottawa "I have seen the crops from Winnipeg to Regina. The wheat is from 4 to 8 inches high. Crops are a uniform rich green color and grow- ing rapidly under the favorable wea- ther." A PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE OLD SCHOOL Important Suggestion Made To Board Of Education-Miss Robb Re- signs From Staff-Caretaker Also Quits LHJ W i and then returned here. !to be one of the ringleaders of tne Mafia organization of the United States and consider his capture of first importance." CLAIMS PENALTY FROM THE JUDGE NAVAL REVIEW AT FRISCO London, June formal invitft-j Toronto, -June Habeas Coi- tion from Aim-riea to Grrat Britain pus ,j. B. Mackenzie today sought to to participate in the naval review to be held in San Francisco next Oc- tober to celebrate the rebuilding of the city after the earthquake of April 1906 has been presented by Ambassa- dor Keid. The question i? one for consideration by the cabinet. There is much likelihood of acceptance as there is a strong movement in Eng- land at the present in favor of show- ing the flag, particularly in Pa- cific. get a writ on behalf of Frank Miller in jail hero on a conviction under the liquor license act. Immediately after the -refusal Mr. is- sued a writ in the central office in Osgoodo Hall, claiming penalty against the chief justice, Sir William Meredith, for refiner the writ. This action is under a statute of Charles IT., 1691, and has been invoked only once before in Canada. That was in a New Brunswick case. The School Board met in the hoard room of Central school last night. Chairman Flcetwood Trustees Stewart, Johnston and Galbraith were present. The resignation of E. Oxland, the i janitor of Central school, was re- Iceivecl, but'referred to the and BuikHngs committee to see if some arrangement could not be made to retain the services of Mr. Oxland as janitor. The application of Miss .Dora Xim- jmons for a position on the teaching !staff was received and filed. There- quest of Miss Boles to be transfer- red to Central school was received ami referred to the school manage- ment committee. The board, granted the request of S. Jonvs. janitor of the the credit over and above a working parents, scholars and the public at account balance. This was received I largo quickly realized the high ideal the table until next rcg- that was set by, her department, and of the board, and in! they rejoice that the tone had been meantime the chairman and Mr. maintained to the end. 'They believe and laid on ular meeting GAVE THEM GOLD MEDALS Washington. D. C.., June the west "room of the White House, _ President Taft to day presented Wil- bur and Orville Wright, oi Dayton.. Ohio, the man flyers., with gold med- als awarded to them by the Aero Club of America to commemorate the invention of the first suceofsful flying machine. that the influence of her class has Austin wore empowered to consult all banks in the city with a view of getting rates on deposits and j educational work of the city, and it overdrafts of the school -board. The thanks of the school board were tendered to Chief GiUespie and the city police force for the etlicient help they have given in the capacity of truant officers, and the question of a truant officer will he brought up at lhc regular meeting of the board in July. The resignations of Lilian Macdonald and Miss Robb of the teaching staff were received and ac- cepted. The school management com- mittee was instructed to make ar- Westminster school' for leave of nb- ranpomenls to lili the vacancies. mv during -Inly, provided he made: Tho following resolution was car- arrangoments for the care of tho i ried unanirr.ousiy "The board accept school' property during his absence, jwjth great rrgrct the resignation of A romnu.nicat.iop was received from Miss A. M. Tlob'o as director of the the manager of the real, offering the hoard rates as the city, viz.: will he the aim of the board to se- cure its continuance." A copy of this resolution was or- dered to be sent to .Miss Robb. A statement from the Education Department was received and filed. After considering the several plans for the addition to Westminster school, the sketch plan submitted by IV. T. WiU'aras, of Medicine Hat. was adopted by the board provided that the architect is prepared to give the building his personal attention. A. TTulbcrt applied for tho tuning of the school pianos.' A letter was received from Fred W. Downer, suggesting the use of thn old Central school for a public library. But. "while the board sym- GOES TO BRANDON Rev. Dr. DeMattos. rector of Anglican church, IRISH WILL NOT STAND FORIIT London, June E. Red- mond, the Nationalist.leader, hoisted the signal of revolt in the course of btvn'a distinct gain to the advanced on ,0 to lake rectorship of St. Brandon. debate in the Commons this after- noon, lie notified the government bluntly that the Nationalist party would vote against the finance bill St' on the ground that it was grossly Neopawa. unfair to Ireland. Mr. Redmond's objection was to the proposed in- j creases in tne taxes on whiskey, which he characterized as .a crushing impost on one of Erin's few remain- ing industries. [S t-TI lllllll .M U J Bank of Mont-ikimlenrarten department. In doing pathiwd with desire, which does d the they desire to place on record .him credit, still board considers nor mU.Uhcir appreciation of tho splendid that the building is quite unsuitable renmred and 'al-iwork that Miss Kobb has done sinoo jand that it Is land roquir- _ ___ i-tli-i WOULD LEAVE THE CHURCH Pivsbyterian Gcncial Assonibly rrst- f.i yrstmlay morning aftor its la- on church union, but it assumed its wonted energy in the afternoon and cveninp. The m-m of im-, portance in the day's business was j found that it must_go before the gen- UNOIN IS DELAYED Calgary. June proposed union of Grace Presbyterian Church and Wesley Methodist Church cannot be an accomplished fact for another vear at least. This was disc-overed at a meeting of. the congregation of Grace Church last night to consider the subject.. The Alberta Methodist conference, while approving the suggestion Ivas tho notice given by the non-unionists nf their dissfint to the church union vote, which means, accurding to Sir Thoomfls Taylor, the legal adviser, that they will withdraw from the church if the idea of union is ever consummated. eral conference which does not meet until next ye.ar. On the other hand the sanction of general assembly of the Presbyterian Church cannot be secured until 1910. The Grace congregation were quite strongly in favor of the union. ;