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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL i. LETHBRIUQC, A tT A t; O N D A Y j U N E 22, ItCt. NO. 2 MEN WERE BLOWN TO ATOMS itcCarelesdy Scattered Aromd at Fwt Big Fire Raging At Three Rivers Three Rivers, Que., June de- structive fire started at noon in the heart of the city. Twenty buildings and shops are involved, Ten are al- ready doomed and the whole district is in danger. A stiff breze is blowing. Fort William, Ont., June explosion of dynamite in the tunnel of the Fort William water works con- struction last night, killed -two men and seriously injured another. The work of obtaining water for the city supply tiom Loch Lomond, seven mil- es distant, is now being prosecuted day and night and it was during the night that the accident hapened. Of the two victims, James Crowley was the machine man and Jeffries was the helper. William Jack was a mucker. The latter had jusl come to the end of the work and as he stopped the car he saw a piece of dynamite on the floor of the tunnel. He called the attention of Crowley to it and the latter remarked that they had better be careful as there might be more around. He took a rake and began a search for pieces but the tool struck it too heavily and an ex- plosion followed. Crowley and Jeffries were killed outright. It- is presumed that the dynamite was the remaias of some ot a former shot that had been broken without being exploded and was con- cealed in the rock. Wiliam Jack the injured man was brought to the Mc- Kellar hospital in this city and is in a very dangerous condition, both of his eyes having been blown out. Crowley is an American, coming here from Hancock, Michigan. Jef- fries is an Englishman coming from Reading, England. Not much is known of Jack or where his friends reside. R. Sage Will Appeal Case Magistrate Humphries having re- ceived advice from the Attorney-Gen- eral's Department has given his ver- dict in the case of the City of Leth- bridge vs. Robert Sage for a breach of the early-closing by-law. lie finds the defendant guilty and fined him tind costs. Mr. Sage has appealed the PLANS Of THE NEW FIRE A MATCH IN AUSTRALIA Melbourne, June syndicate has between "Bill" Australia Canadian the champion of and Tommy Burns, the to fe Gty fewi by Architect Mac- taaU Frightened champion pugilist, during the week the United States fleet is here. ASSESSMENT OF STAFFORD VILLAGE Reaches Sixty Thousand Dol- lars Umber of Water Users Tie Football Game at Coleman Coleirmn, .June promised to IK; one of the best games of foot- ball ever seen on Colemnn grounds was played here tonight between Hos mer and Coleman. The ball was kicked off at C.45 p. m. Coleman having the wind against them. From the start it was easily seen that to win required the best All the members of the Council ex- cept Aid. Cunningham were present at a special meeting held Saturday night to discuss fire hall construction and other matters. The committee re Staffordville an- nexation, did not have a full report and will report again at a special meeting tomorrow night. They had got the information that the assess- ment of Staffordville last year wal There were 115 property- owners, and the waterworks system could have 120 connections. The es timated cost of the .water mains is The city engineer was asked to get quotations on a new set of city scales. The Electric Co., sent in a requisi- tion for feet of four-inch drive pipe for the gas well. The license and police committee got the samples of the cloth for the police uniforms mixed and could not award the contract until they found out which was which. They have picked out the cloth they want n The council is going right ahead with the erection of the new fire hall. It will he done by day labor with architect J. A. Macdonald in charge. The hall will'be erected on the site of the present hall and the work done in such a way as not to inter- fere with the use of the present of- fices and fire hall. Architect .1. A. Macdonald at the request of the council submitted a statement of work and explanation of plans of the new fire hall. The walls of present building -will be taken down and the floors supported new walls are. being built so as not to interfere with the transaction of business iii the city offices. The approximate cost of the whole business is The architect says that eigtily-nve per cent, of the material in the; present building can used or the brick, timbers, etc., Ixiing in good condition. The plans call lor a fire -hall 41 feet'by 46 feet in the clear in addi- tion to ample space under the stairs for battery closets, etc. The fire hall will be floored with cedar, ment on cinder concrete, the approa- There was a great scurrying around among the Chinese restuurant keep- ers yesterday! On Saturday Chief Cillespie hail thaw all warned ag- ainst selling stuff on Sunday that was not consumed on the premises. Yesterday Constable Kconing saw a kid coming out of one of the places with a package of candy which he acknowledged buying in that place. The constable took the boy to the' station to swear his information. The Chief hustled up ike street and saw his Chinkship hiking up the street at a rate of one hundred yards in nine seconds to tell the other fellows. Iu a few minutes, could not a match in a Chinese place. They were clos4Kl tight. NOPROMISEOF REDUCTION Di RATES NOTHING IN RUMOR Montreal, June H. Plummer, president of the Dominion Iron and Steel Co., says all reports re settle- ment of the coal dispute's are abso- lutely without foundation. Nothing further has been done in the com- pany's case since conference a month ago. MASONS WENT TO CHURCH Asawbbge Attended Qwcfc and Heard AJL Gordon ches to be qf cement concrete. The hall provides for a chief's buggy which stands in front of the steam engine, the chemical is in front of the centre the hose waggon behind it and in front of the hose tower, in The members of.the two local Ma sonic lodges, Jforti'i'Star and Leth bridge, were out .in full force las night attending dlyino service ai Knox Church, hundred be- ing present. The church was packed to the doors with a congregation that with closest attention Rev. A. M., .Gordon's discourse o 11. ami III 1IUUI. Ul LIU: IUJSt LUWCl, ill Except the Lord 'build the house which the hose mny quickly clevat I Ihov Isihnr in vnin who Knilil !i A' that was in them which ever side came off on top. Again and again Uosmer tried a good combination but were met with a defence they little- expected andi then was Colcman's turn and welj they took it rushing the ball to Hos- mer's goal. There however they met one in the person of the goalkeeper, who proved himself impregnable. So for forty-five minutes the play was carried on until the first half was ended. There the players were cheered and the crowd pleased by the music furnished by the band. The second half gave Coleman the wind and they did not fail to profit by it. In three minutes from the kick-oft they scored the first goal. In the same time however Hosmer even- ed things up and then for twenty tnin utes the struggle went on until Hos- mcr won another on a penalty kick. Coleman then to exert them- selves and forced Hosmer clearly off Ihcir feet for the last ten minutes of piny, the ball never leaving Hosmer territory. Finally the referee, Mr. Limister, of Michel, called a corner kick on Hosmer. This was the result of the goalkeeper going so far as to strike the referee while Allen, one of Hosmcr's hacks and an Old Coun- try international, jumped to do the same. The referee promptly declared "no game." Tt is to be hoped the two gentlemen !n question will be ruled off fo.f lhe rest of the season. Clean sport is what we want, not fighting. Let a team'take its beat- ing like men, not like cowards. The .game will played over again. when the owner is determined contract will be given. The by-laws recently 'passed by the people were given their third reading. The mayor and secretary-treasurer were authorized to sign, seal and number the same. MANY DEATHS BY ACCIDENT The Record of a Few Days ChroocW m Des- paidtts Fares, bcrof the Welland Canal a mem- surveying cd and lowered. On the right side is the hook and ladder. The exter- ior doors will swing outwards auto- matically into arches on Ford St. In the rear of the hall are stalls for nine so Arranged that the horses can easily go to their places. In the rear of- the fire hall proper arc the police quarters, police court, a police office, a female ward with two cells and a male ward with three cells, each capable of holding two prisoners. The second floor provides for a gym nasium 30 x 47 and along one side are six dormitories for the firemen. Above the dormitories is a gallery that may used for recreations not convenient to have upon the gymna- sium floor. Provision is made tor sliding poles, etc. In the rear of the building tempor- ary civic offices are provided for viz. council chamber 15 x 30. soc.- treas. two rooms, city engineer, two rooms, waterworks, one room, and Mayor's office. These offices may lat- er on turned into dormitories mak ing provision for eighteen firemen al- together. Extra accommodation may IKS provided by making more- rooms on a Mczzenine iloor on a level with the gallery. Proper lavatories are provided. The ceiling on the first floor is 18 feet high. There will be a Mezze- nine floor over the stable to provide for room for horse feed, workshop, etc. The building will be heated by steam. In the basement will be the heating plant, a vault, and a heater for the engine. iver Made ii CwectiN Witk Tekphnes fcy the Bourassa Holds Seat in Montreal Montreal, June in St. James Division, Montreal, reduces Mr. Henri Bourassa's majority by one vote. He was elected by forty-two votes over Premier Gouin instead of forty-three. they labor in vain who build it." Af ter the brethren welcome to church, the praicner oulined bi icf ly, the history of the rebuilding 6[ the temple and fortifications ;f .loru- the P1 -1 There were three l-'mls in (Special to the Herald) Edmonton, June work of nstalling the central plant cf the Government telephone system is un der way this week. The plant will >e one of the most unique in the Dominion of Canada, and was built specially for the government by the Strowger Automatic Telephone Com- pany. The central station will almost equal in complexity and precision the central nervous system of the human body. By means of the machine afferent and efferent messages may be made with the same facility as nerve impulses are given in the body. It brings the private govern- ment exchange, the farmers' toll lines, the Edmonton City automatic, and the trunk lines with their numerous exchanges, into direct connection and unity. The work of installation is progres sing rapidly and the system will be in operation in about ten days. Then Alberta will have over a thousand miles of long distance lines in opera tion under direct government control One of the Edmonton dailies discus sing the general political situatior this week stated that the telephom business of the province was no bo nanza, and .complained that the rate? had not been reduced. No Reduced Rate Promised In thie connection it Is necessarj to remember that no member of th Alberta Government promised reduc tion of rates. True; it was done by the Manitoba ministry. Premier Rob lin promised a reduction of one-hal in the rates. Though several month have passed "since the Manitoba gov ernmeut assumed control of the Be and senators who voted for the separ- ation law have been excommunicated'in Or around Hyde Park, as or passive participants use them Christian burial unless they in a great meeting. Probably there which all should be fntt, Of Longboat Montreal, June advices Ute that Tom Longboat, who sought ntry to the Olympic games under the uspices of the British Canadian Ath- etic League, has been refused. EXCOMMUNICATED Paris, June despatch recciv- d by a newspaper agency here from GATHER IN Attending Suffragists' Great Sunday Demonstration in London London, June by beau- tiful weather and displaying totally unexpected genius for organization, the suffragists' demonstration in Hyde Rome says that all French deputies park was an unparallelled success, fully half a million people assembling epent before they die. C.P.R. TO BLAME FOR MUD HOLE Aid. Watson Again Draws Attention to Macleod Road Nuisance were about twenty speakers in all, and those harangued the masses on the right of women to vote and the necessity of forcing Parliament to adopt a resolution, on the question. Ambulances were kept busy dealing with cases of fainting and minor in- juries, owing to the great pressure of the crowds, but no serious injuries occurred. Scuffling and rowdism took place around several of the platforms j owing to the noisy interruptions few of -the speakers were able to get a hearing. At the special Council meeting on ACCEPT REFEREE'S DECISION Toronto, June repre- senting various classes in York coun- ty loan liquidation have decided to drop all appeals from the decisions of Saturday night Aid. Watson came 1} t, TT. Referee Kapelle. His judgement will back once more to the roundhuose bo llsed as the basis for lhe seUicmeut mudhole and said that the C. P. R.' of three million dollars worth of should be compelled to drain it as the' claims against the assets of the York water from their building causes the n' trouble. They nave a sewer around the building and they should drain the water into their sewer. The teams cannot take through the mud what they can take up the hill. Men are LIBERAL ELECTED Montreal. June the provin- cial election held in Chiccutomi-Sau- genay county, on Saturday, Petit, Liberal, was elected by a majority of character building (if which .utu'-n and thoroughness represented by the compass and rectitude by the square were essential. Charity or kindness which was so strong among the Ma- sons was also a part of the charac- ter to be buiit up. The second kind of building was home building, which is the duty of men. The third was nation building. In all the Lord must be in the building. The letter G in the Masonic emblem showed that God must be in the building. During the servjce Mr. G. E. Flem- ing sang "Fear with fine effect. ye not, O Israel" system in, that -province there has been no reduction of rates up to the present time. Though no specific promise has ever been officially made of reduction, that is the aim of the Minister of Public Works. He desires to relieve the Province from monopoly and give the service at cost to the public. After the system is thoroughly established there is nn doubt that reductions will come. A tarly Closing of Bars few days and the ten o'clock staff, was drowned here while bath- ing. Hamilton, McKeown MOBBED NON- UNION ProHKBt factoer ad 4 Mulders Attacked closing clause of the liquor license act will go into operation. Many and humorous are the reasons the hotel- keepers urge against the innovation. One prominent hotel owner informed me that it would cause an immense loss to the proprietors, and in the same breath declared that it would in no way diminish the consumption of liquors and beverages. Tiie trutl is the hotel men have aroused no sympathy. They are up against an adamantine wall of public opinior and are beginning to find it is useless o kick- against the pricks. UNIONIST VICTORY London, June bye-election was held today for a member of the House of Commons for the Pudscy dis- trict, Yorkshire, west riding, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation the Rt. Hon. Goerge Whitely, Lib- eral, James unionist, was re turned by a majority of 113. At the last election the Liberal majority was the figures being Whitely, Lib eral, 7043, Ford, Conservative, 3541. Mr. Whitely was patronage secretary of the treasury and represented the Pudsey division of Yorkshire since 1900. was drowned by the upsetting of a boat. St. Thomas, Young, 21 years old, is supposed to have been drowned by upsetting of his boat. Port Cross, 25 years of age, an engineer of a der- rick, at the Canadian Portland Ce- ment Company's works here was crushed to death on Saturday by the derrick overturning .and ginning him to the ground. Sussex, N. farmer named Ry- der, vras gored by a bull and will die. Montreal, Burke, 10 years old, was shot nr.d killed Satur- day by his cousin Lionel Bombardier, 1 years of age in the home of the latter. Three Rivers, yoxmg man named Dauquin was probably fatally wounded by a bullet from a revolver in the hands of a friend. Toronto, year old Gordon Old field was crushed to death by a JURY DISAGREES Washington, D. C., June jury in the case of Frederick A. Wide and John A. Benson, Jos. A. Schneider and Henry P. Dimold, who were in- dicted over four years ago for conspiracy to defend the United States out of a large tract of lands in the west, today in the criminal court here reported that they had not ed an agreement. The court instruct- ed them to make one more effort lo reach a "common agreement and if they could not then agree he woul-1 discharge them ffom their responsi- bilities. Toronto, June and ap- parently premeditated assault which culminated in a free fight, occurred on Main street, of Weston last night, and as a result T. L. Moffat, secretary of the Moffat Stove Co. and six non- union moulders wi-re hurt, four of the latter being badly used up. Mr. Moffatt and six moulders were return- ing from the Methodist church when they were sevapon by men who are alleged to be union pickets. Stones were thrown and .some of the men knocked down in the street.- The ga thering of a crowd frightened the pickets who scattrr.'fJ. The trouble is due to Moffat company deciding in May to run opon :-hop. Wonderful Case At New York 11 It, getting stuck all the time, the mud T f t mi T i 274 over Levesqut, Conservative, being up to the hind axles. The whole trouble is only carelessness on the part of the C. P. R. .workmen. The j secretary-treasurer will be asked to write the C. P. R. authorities asking hat provision be made for remedying he trouble As the roads are now, he city is completely cut off on the New York, June Cantil- orth side, as the Gait crossing and lion of Marinett, Wis., a professional he Westminster Road are impassable, ball player, who was totally blind, re- Just while on the subject, Aid. his sight at Bellevue hospital ison. called attention to the sewerage' during n. fit of hysterics which fol- rom the Immigration Hall. If there lowed the surgeon's announcement to 5 no sewer the Government should him that his case was considered hope- iut in a cesspool. Aid. Hutton said less and that he would probably re- thut Mr. Humphries had been trying! main blind the remainder of his life. .0 get the Government sewer but without avail. to provide j Cantillion is a member of the Des The mayor, Homes, Iowa, team and his brother, suggested that Aid. Watson get the Joe Cotiilian, is manager of the police to the officials for ere-; American League team. ating a nuisance and try to get the Government to- take action. MACLEAN WANTS 2 CENTS A MILE HANGING DELAYED Quebec, June was received by the authorities in the city yesterday that the execution of Omer Rochctt will not take place next Sunday but be postponed until Friday, Aug. 14th, owing to the Ter- centenary celebration. Rate on Canadian Railroads of Liquor in Canada BOLD, BAD FIREBUG Victoria, B. C., June in-' ccndinary who terrorized the business community yesterday by setting fire to a number of business premises, resumed work this morning when he ran in a lane at the rear of Copns i Young's grocery at the corner of Fort I and Broad streets and threw a lighted niatch in some straw filled package. Some clerks saw him but did not give chase, going iustead to extinguish the fire started bv the firebug. comunion sessions STOP THE SESSION Boston, Mass., June annual of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, which for some years have been the occasions of gathering in Boston of vast mu tudcs of Christian Scientists from all parts of the world arc to be discon- HELPS CHINESE STUDENTS Ottawa, June the House this morning the third reading was given j the bill to amend the Chinese immi- Ottawa, June Government I gr.ttion act. TJK, amendment. to the programme in the Commons for the biu it possible for Chinese stu- coming week will be similar to thatjdents aflor n yoar-s attendance at an. followed last week. Non contentious approved educational institution in bills will be pushed nnd supply will this countrv to obtain reimbursement be asked for. On Tuesday the Hon. Geo. P. Graham will move his railway ontrv to Canada, bill and W. F. Maclean will offer an amendment to compell nil Canadian railroads to give n two cent a mile passenger rate. There has been no soltloment of the diftVrencos ovor the flection bill. of head tax exacted from them on College street car on Saturday while playing on the street. Lindsay, year old Ross A -T- I 1 1 7 .-1 Q C lOW11 ic 11 Lkviiii v broke his neck and died a few minutes later. Angus Camoron, a well known lum berman, was drowned at Kettle Falls, nntir TVanrN Fete Dieu Day Opens Ceremonies Quebec, June period of fes- tive celebrations to commemorate the historic hapenings of the past three centuries, was elaborately oponod to- day when feasts of nlipion and pa- triotism went hand in hand. Today was obsorvfrd as Fete Dicu when there was a procession of the blessed sacrament through the city. Most of the bishops o! Eastern arc in Quebec for the celebration were in the procession. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Hon. Ayles worth, Lcmieux, Gouin, Taschereau Bad Fire At tinned. The great membership of th- jt is understood that there are Boston church and its limited seating tiations stil] going on between Sir capacity is given as the principal Wilfrid nnd Mr. but there is 10 sign yet of a common basis of tin- reason. dersinnding boing re Burk's Falls Burks alls, Ont.. June Property to the value of with insurance of only was destroyed by fire that broke out on Saturday. The I. O. F. Increase In Insurance Toronto, June is estimated that the new rates will mean an in- crease of nearly to the mor- tuary fund of the T. 0. F. The de- drying kiln of Knight Bros, factory, ficit of in 1907, under the The Blue Front Trading Co. of. Ta- ber has been incorporated. a store, a church and many private dwellings fell n prey to the flames. Among tho buildings destroyed were the Burk House, the Clifton house, All Saints Church, Coultes' general store, Burk Falls Hardware Co., Can- adian Express and G. N. W. office. Wm. McTvor, farmer near Neepawa, Turgeon were aiao present in the accidentally shot himself while out wolf hunting. new rates would have netted a sur- plus of The increase aver- ages per member per annum. The order numbers members anc carries insurance. Th average formerly was per on thousand This is increased 65 cents. It has been decided t abandon the Orphan's Horm on For Tester's Island, built by Dr.Ornhyto- kha, at a cost of ABDUCTION CASE SETTLED Oitawa, June case of Carl Mohr, arrested here for abduction of a Moose Jaw girl whom he married has been settled by a joint conference of both the young people's parents. On Saturday a writ of habeas cor- pns was aplied for by the bride's par- ents, bxit now all is happily arranged, Canada's consumption of hard li i though the young man has undergone quor and tobacco declined during the two arrests in the affair in Ottawa. past year, while the consumption ofl _ during the year was .889 of a gallon per head of population ngainst 947 the year previous. Beer was con- HARRY COLLINS DEAD Toronto. June Harry Collins, sumed to the amount of 5.812 gallons I supreme treasurer of the I. 0. F.. and per head while the year previous the one of the most prominent amount was 5.585 gallons. The con-j Shrinors in America, moti at ms home sumption of wine was .0% of a gallon! 20 Major St., on Saturday, agrd 64 per head against .092 the voar before.! He leaves a wifr, two daughters and The average amount oftobacro son. Henry, who ranching n-ar 0 I Ot., was 2.893 pounds per heat! while the yer.r previous it was 2.053 pounds. WATER ROSE 70 FEET- Hong Kong, June city of Wnchow is inundated by the abnor hour A DAY'S DROWNINGS New York, June deaths by drowning wcro recorded in New York and vicinity in the past 24 The intense heat draws thous- mal rise of seventy foot in tho Fu tc tho bath to seek relief in or er. Many casualties are reported. near tho water. ;