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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL I. ALTA., TUESDAY, JUNE JJ, lilt NO. III. THREE RIVERS TERRIBLE FIRE Destroyed a MilliM aid Half Worth of Property London, June severe electrical storm raged over Western Ontario last night and probably there was heavy damage done. In this cuy the telegraph, telephone and electric lights are out of business. 'Near Pottersburg, a party of four, Maurice Jenson, Aiuouy Kaal, 1. B. Christiansen and George-Jenson, were struck by lightning while in a drive shed. The first two named wete bad- ly burned and rendered unconscious but will recover. SECOND SON TO KING OF SPAIN Hon. A. J. Balfour Oh Religion Throe Rivers, Que., June which broke out at noon today des- troyed about one hundred b'uildings, the postoflice, telegraph office, Bell Telephone office, all the banks, all tlic drug stores, all the principal gro- cery stores, several private residences and all the principal hotels are burn ed. Loss probably about Almost one thousand people are homeless. The heart of the old city was wiped out of existence. For half a mile square'in the business section only blackened" ruins remain with a few gaunt chimneys standing intact, while the furniture saved from the doomed buildings is piled up in the public squares. Montreal, June 3 p.m. all telephone and telegraphic communica- tion had been severed with Three Rivers. Fire departments of Montreal and Quebec have sent detachments to help the local brigade. Fanned by a strong southwest wind, the fire had in one hour's time de vtloped into a sea of flames, with Robert Whitmayer, a Scotch home- steader 'at Saskatoon shooting himself. suicided by MAXWELL WILL MEET MACDONALD King Alfotsoisa Very, Very Happy Father which the local fire brigade of six men, assisted by volunteers had to cope with until after' three o'clock when the iirst outside contingent from Grand Mere arrived. There was no loss of life. Five banks and eleven hotels were burned to the ground in the path- way of the conflagration, nor was that all for the-old Parish Church of the Savior's, originally built in IGfo and rebuilt in 17M, is altogether de stroyed except for the walls which are still standing. Near the church the customs house is also among the ruins. The latter is also a historic one, being used as a barracks in the early colonial days. The convent was saved. Buildings all around the. Anglican church were destroyed, but it remains undamaged: "The same can be said of the Methodist church. Eleven business streets have been practically wiped out, along with the banks and hotels, as well as all dry goods establishments and factories. By seven o'clock the fire had been cut., off, though it still continued to burn in the ruins, of what were once solidly built stone buildings. The principal buildings that fell prey to the flames were the Bell Tele- phone Co., the Great Northwestern, J. M. Oldham in a letter to the Herald says: "Through your paper, I see that McDonald has again challenged rny fiiend "Lethbridge Farmer" Maxwell ;o conclusions oqfthe wrestling mat, and as I had virtually promised him an opportunity to regain the heavy weight title, on behalf of my prin- cipal I accept the challenge. Same rules that governed the last match to obtain, namely, two points down for three seconds, flying falls and strangle hold barred, the best three out of five falls. I understand that Mr. McDonald has been training specially for this match and such being so, the bout should prove of great interest. Would suggest Friday the 2Cth June as a suitable night, the winner to take 30 per cent, of the gate receipts and the loser 20 per cent. We will do all in our power to make it a good, clean, fast bout." Dominion and Buildings, and Canadian the Main Express Banking buildings, including the Hochelaga, Quebec and Provincial. The post ofiice was also burned. One of the greatest scenes of confusion in any of the buildings was presented in the inside of the jail, which was right in the burning area, but though menaced to the last it was finally saved. There wer? one hundred pris- oners ;n the jail. Those prisoners, looking iiifough their barred windows saw the buildings around them falling and they loudly clamored to be set Southern Alberta Is Good Enough Mr. Charles F. Harris, barrister, returned to the city last night after ah absence of three weeks. -Mr. Har-. rfs" has-been over to Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, on legal business. Mr. Harris states that during his travels he saw no better country than Southern Alberta. Throughout Washington the crops ,are further advanced than here because the season appears.to be some earlier. A large portion of the state of Wash ingt'on through which lie travelled is now being placed under irrigation for the purpose of fruit raising. Mr. Har- ris had many enquiries from people in Washington, especially from tiie business men of Spokane regarding the resources of Alberta and heard many erpressions of desire to visit and see this country. He was informed at tlje Chamber of Commerce in Spo- kane that about two hundred Spo- kane merchants intended visiting the Madrid, June son was born to Queen Victoria of Spain tonight. The queen had been staying at lagaja oflicially known as San Ildefonso, the royal palace. The royal physicians were culled early in the afternoon. The dowager queen, Maria Christiana with the infant Isabele and Premier Mauraw were immediately advised and proceeded at once to the palace in automobiles. The approaching event was announced and all preparation were made to carry out the usual ceremonies at the birth of the royal child. The battery of artillery being ordered to the palace to be in read- iness to review the customary salute announcing the birth. Queen Victor ia, formerly princess Eua of Batten- burg and King Alfonso were married at Madrid on May 31, 1906. Their first POII was born May 10, 1907. The accouchment passed off most favorably and the queen is reported by the physicians to be in excellent condition. King Alfonso was radiant with joy when lie announced the birth of another son to the few persons waiting in the adjoining room. Sev- eral members of the royal family ar- rived half an hour after the birth and they hastened to congratulate of a prince who doubly secures the saccession of the throne. The minister of justice, Marquise Figueroa arrived ten min- utes before the event just in time to perform the formal role of witnes sing which pertains to his office. The child was born at 1.10 a.m. Tuesday: King Alfonso learning that a codernned criminal was to be ex- ecuted in the morning, immediately signed a pardon in commemoration of the birth of the prince and tele- graphed the warden of the prison or- dering him to stop the execution. London, June delegates to the Pan-AnflicAn congress gathered last night to hear. Premier Balfour in a discussion on "Christian Truth and Other Intellectual Forces." Mr. Balfour said that he could not conceive of human being per- manently deprived of the religious ele- ment, but he looked to science more than to anything else as the great aid'of the human future. If he had to believe that the two great powers, religion and science wore in antag- onism, it would be impossible for him to avoid that hopeless despair which deprives labor of all its fruits and makes efforts for the betu-nnent of mankind impossible. NINE NEGROES KILLED BY A MOB DIAMONDS STOLEN AT ROSSLAND Race War Feared in Sabine Cowty, Texas Inspected Nelson, B. C., June has been received from 'Rossland tonight that the firm o! Stone and Knight Dia- mond Drill Importers, have had 000 worth of diamonds stolen from their office., under the Centre Star of- fice on Red Mountain. The firm have a contract for drilling with the Cen- tre Star Mining ami on Saturday night at II ojclock one of the men went off shift and left worth of black carbian diamonds in a hole in the wall of the'ofiice. Today at 10 a.m. the diamonds found to be missing and matter reported to the police. No "'arrests have been made so far. Houston, Texas, June last night nine negroes met death at the hands of a mob in ti.-e vicinity of Hemphill, in Sabine county. Both races secured arms and the tension is so grcxt tonight that a vace clash imminent. All the dead arc ne- groes. Lynching followed the killing of two white men by negroes. Two weeks ago Hugh Dean several white rncn visited a negr.; church and school house where a dance was in progress probably in quest of li- quor, it being the custom of some of the m-groes to sell whVuey during the progress of such affairs. During the evening Dean was killed and six negroes were held for the killing. At the preliminary exauanation the evidence tended to show that a plot Messrs. Shoemaker Bros, and Bar- ns, Spring Coulee, have filed request under section 4J of the Irrigation act for an inspection of the wort-5 of the Alberta Hallway and Cc., claiming to their property and an lias been ordered by the of the Interior. Shoemaker and Harris claim that the company are their property by having an excessive ilow of water the Coulee. They allege that the company ore having an ex tra heavy flow of water in the ditch, all of which is turned down Spring Coulee with the alleged result stated by the complainants. NO TRACE OF THE LITTLE GIRL Who Disappeared FrwtPJt Train East of WinJet STRENGTH OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH Preaching ?t St. Augustin's Church on Sunday evening on the strength of the Anglican church the Dr. Coard pointed out that whereas be- tween 1002 and 1867 onlv two new dioceses wore created, 1867 and 1907 the number of bishops had tne cililci was lost from sight. So ab- Fort William.. Ont., June and almost worn out with the strain physically and mentally in the search for his lost daughter, Mr. Dupraw who arrived in the city only yester- day, boarded a west bound train again tonight dtill intent on clearing up the mystery surrounding the unaccount- able disappearance cf Httie Olive. Beyond the finding of a handkerchief which may or may not have belonged to the lost child, and an apparently illegible note written on the margin of a newspaper, which also may or may not have some connection with the affair, not the slightest trace haa yet been found which indicate hap- penings of a few minutes in which increased from 79 to 30-1, Jiiul mission- solute and inscrutable is the whole searchers and relatives PORK COMMISSION WILL ANTI-ASIATiC CANDIDATE Vancouver, B. C., June Wilson, K. C., is spoken of L.S the can- didate in the Federal elections of the Anti'Asiatic club. Alberta Goveritoent Selects Three to Inquire Into tafcstry was formed at the dance to kill Dean, ary jurisdictions or dioceses from 148Jaffair Saturday last Johnson, a prominent to 254. Tn Asia, during that period feel -rir utter helplessness but with farmer assassinated v.hile seated i the had increased from 7 "Jogged persistence keep up the with and The bul- to 24; in Canada from to 22; in search. NO FOUNDATION FOR THE STORY Edmonton, June Department of Agriculture. has ap- pointed a commission of three men to enquire into the pork industry in Al- berta. The three commissioners, as Several weeks go the Herald pub- lished a rumor to the effect that there was probability of trouble between the mine operators and the United Mine workers and indicated that of j ficers of tb.e mine workers had been Dominion Fair at Calgary. They will j working wjth thc opcnitors against free. Town authorities were con- sulted on the subject, and things look- ed so serious that it was decided to have everything in readiness to liber- ate them at a moment's notice, but owing to the work of the fire fighting force this was rendered unnecessary not, however, see the Lethbridge dis- trict, at they go through direct from Spokane to Calgary, via-Macleod, and outside of Calgary only expect to visit Banff. Mr. Harris was surprised to find that no Board of Trade in South- ern Alberta, south of Okotoks, had placed any literature regarding their district with the Canadian Govern- ment Immigration office in Spokane! for- distribution. 'Most of the towns in Northern Alberta have taken ad- vantage of that means of giving in- formation to the American public. TORE UP CANAL Montreal, June swingbridgc md pier of the New York and On tario Railway International bridge at Cornwall, gave way last night, tear- ing eighty feet out of the canal and tying up traffic on both canal and railway. No one was hurt. the men in thc mines. The report was given for what it was worth and was in common circulation amongst the miners in Lethbridge. The Herald is informed by the of- ficers of District 18 of thc United Mine Workers of America that the operators and Mine Workers are get- ting along very well and the con- tingency of trouble between them is a very remote one. They state most positively that there is no truth what- ever in the announcement that of- ficials of the union have been receiv- ing monies except legitimate payment made to them by the union itself for their services. The Herald very glad- ly gives publicity to this statement, and while it published the rumor in good faith without any malicious intention, it is very glad to give prominence to thc fact that there is given out this morning, are A. G. Harrison, Edmonton; Francis Bow- er, Red Deer; and R. A. Wallace, High River. The commission will gather information regarding the ex tent of the pork industry in the Pro- vince, in order that the government1] may have authentic information as to the advisability of establishing pork packing factories under government supervision in Alberta. The date of the first meeting of the commission haa not yet been arranged. Hon. W. T. Finlay, minister of ag- riculture, is authority for the state- ment that the government is consider- ing the repoit of tin- beef commission presented last year with a view to improving the conditions prevailing in the beef industry of the province. let was fired through a For this crime, Perry Price, a negro was arrested-and it is stated confessed, im- plicating Robt. Wright, a relative of one of the negroes held for Dean's murder. Price declared lie was of- fered to kill Johnson. This was followed by the forming a mob, the overpowering of the jailer at Hemp hill, and the lynching c-f six ne- gros held for the :uttrdsr of Dean. Five were hanged the same tree while another who attempted to es- cape, was shot to death. Later in the night, McCoy, another n-gro was shot and killed while standing at the gate of the Johnson home and this morn- ing the bodies of two more negroes were found in the o.reek bottom. Wright, the negro who confessed to thc killing of Johnson and the man he implicated were taken to Beau- mont for safe keeping under the guard of _the military company "of SarTAu- gustiiio. Sabine county is situated in the most remote pisrt of the East ern section of the sta-e with a lack of railroad and' telegrnph facilities. Australia from 9 to 20; in Ulrica from 6 to 11; in New Zealand from G to 7; and in the Wrst Indie? from 2 to 5. He attributed the strength of Christ ianity continued activity of the Winnipeg, Man., June runners at the Canadian Northern de- pot here state positively that a girl answering the description of little Uupraw came on the delayed "living to the power of train on Friday accompanied doctrine over the human soul; and to the fact that Christianity lias all by two strange well dressed negroes. NOT TO BUILD THERE Vancouver, B. C., June C. the force which belongs to definite ness. Th? human soul welcomed re-, ligion as a revelation of something' Eaton, of the T. Eaton Company, beyond us own discovery as to Toronto and Winnipeg, who arrived the world around, and the future Hie city today denies that the firm which lies before it. build here. He says the matter has not yet been considered. City News in Brief Order Mrs. E. A. Cunningham will MINER SUICIDED Vancouver, B. C., June Edwards, a miner evidently out of work, committed suicide in Stanley Perk three months ago by shooting. His body was accidentally found yes- not' terday by a man out for a walk. receive tomorrow. J. W. Fletcher and wife, of London. Ont., were among the arrivals in the city last- night. TWO WEDDINGS AT SI AUGUSTUS PR INGLE'S CHARGES DENIED. FLATLY Regina, Juno the passage of legislation at the recent session of the legislature, thc Sos katchewan department of railways., telegraphs and telephones has now been organized with Hon. J. A. Caldnr as minister in charge. S. Porter is deputy minister and James Suther- land, of Winnipeg, superintendent of traffic for the Manitoba government iiMcfniOne oVnicm, itnS ed superintendent of telephone con- struction work, and he will, in addi tion, have a general supervision over the of rural telephone companies and their systems. As yetj no decision has been reached by the "government, respecting the long-dis- tance telephone lines to be construct- ed this yciir. Arrangements, however, are being made for the building of fvom tour hundred to six hundred miles tefore winter sets in, and it is expected that within a week or ten days, the government programme will be announced. BASEBALL RESULTS NATIONAL: At R.H.E. St. Louis....................... -i-fi 2 Boston ..........................0.2.1 At Pittsburg ......................0.7.1 Cincinnati At Chicago ........................1.10.3 New York ......................7.11.0 At. Detroit Chicago 1.3.3 At Philadelphia....................0.8.2 Brooklyn ........................1.3.2 AMERICAN: At Cleveland- Cleveland .......................2.8.4 Philadelphia ....................i -17.0 EASTERN: At Jersey City- Jersey City .....................C.6.2 Montreal .......................4 8.1 At Newark .........................2.3.2 .....................8.12.0 absolutely storv. no foundation for the Calgary Won at the Hat Medicine Hut, June de- feated Medicine Hut today in the first lacrosse game played here this season Brother Cleric From Dawson Says He Is a Party to Tory Slander. Victoria, B.C.. June evidence that Rev. Dr. Pringle is a party to the Tory slander campaign is forthcoming in an interview given here today by Rev. J. R. Seymour Methodist minister at Dawson, in Yukon territory. Mr. Seymour, who bos been in the Yukon capital for th past two years, denies point blank th charges brought forward by Mr Pringle, stating that Dawson 'will com pare favorably with any other mining camp in the west or on the continent. All dance halls have been closed, he says, and now Fairbanks and Tanana in Alaska fire following suit in this re- spect. Without committing himself, he said, it is commonly reported in Dawson that is an ageni of the Conservative cause. He is known to have said that he would stump Canada in support of Ronlon. and thus revenge himself for the manner in which >hcl Liberals had treatM him. Hiso' At St. Church, Leth- bridge, yesterday (Monday) a couple )f interesting weddings took place. The Iirst in the morning, was be en Jacob Sherman Sec, hotel clerk of Tabcr, and Miss Annie McDonald, of the same town. In the afternoon, n the presence of a number of friends Mr. Robert George Addison, the Avoll undertaker of Lethbridge, was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson, of Bloirmore. Miss Margaret C. Dowl- in'g acted as bridesmaid, and Mr. Middloton as best man. Beth TWO MEN ARRESTED Port. Arthur, Ont., June men have been arrested at Chapleau Prer-iier .ord and other mem j itl connection with the murder of berb ul the Cabinet an: expected to; William Smiley, who was assaulted at visit this district early in July. i Mackenzie a week ago and died Sat- J. K. Fogg, of St. Anthony, Idaho, irrday. Leonard Ross, a Port Arthur who is hiindling the; lumber cut of hoy who saw the two men in company the. Waterton Lumber is in the with Smiley on the day of the murder city. is being taken there today to identify hero arc seventy-seven appeals them, against the to come up [or consideration at the Court of Re- vision tomorrow. II. Ostluml was up Sterling PLAY AT MACLEOD The baseball team went to Macleod on the local this afternoon and will today. lie says thc ei-ops there the team representing that town ver locked better and :lie town is'in the Crow's Nest League this even- growing fast. An eK-vator is likely; :ng. The team is: Clark c, to be built there this year. Nicholson Ib, Bailey 2b, F. Green ss, first ripe strawberries reported Davis 3b, Henuber cf, Pulley If, Ma- for this reason in ihbridgc were i vecty rf. Quite a bunch of fans went picked this-morning from the garden along to root for the boys. of the B. M. Jones' occu- pied by W. A. Buchanan on Dufferin street. H. T. Johnston M. D.. and Mr. Win. Wick: it, of Los Angplos, Cal., spent bride and bridesmaid were vory pret- tily dressed and carried handsome bourjuets. In each the marringe ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Coard. BIG LUMBER DEAL Vancouver, June cap- italists have secured an option on a tract, of timber comprising 000 acres'in East Kootcnay and rep- resenting a portion of the land grant to thc Nelson and Port Sheppard rail- wjiy, a link In thc Great Northern system. This large area contains, it is estirririt.nl ali-ni! eight billion feet of al is being negotia- ted by John McKwan of this city and involves thc payment of tl couple of dir-s in the city, the guests of Mr and Mrs. Rylunds. The southern visitors much im- pressed the business activity of Lethbridge. Another of the many aftermaths of the famous Sawchtick case came up in District Court yesterday when Da- vid sued Jas. Fiske for for in decisive fashion b a scorn of s is looked upon a.s purely pc-lit; Sad Death At Blairmore time and trouble lost in identifying the goods Jacob from Fiske. After due deliberation Judge Winter awarded him and costs. There is a meeting uf the board of eiiso commissioners hero today to consider the applications for license renewals by thc Dallas Hotel and Ar- lington of this city and the Queen's Hotel. License Inspector Hotchkiss '-f Claresholm, and R. T. Bnrkcr, oi Macleod aro in the city to attend the meeting, the mi o sml death C..ira Thibodeau occurred ALEXANDER, MAN, MYSTERY Alexander, Man., June mys- tery surrounds the disappearance of W. J. Raymond, Jr., who left his father's hm.ae on Sunday, June 14th. When last seen he was walking to- wards the river and on Monday Mr. White, a neighbor while crossing the river, saw a hat floating on the water. Though no uneasiness was felt for a few days, the neighbors are becoming Cinxious and today being the ninth since his disappearance they are scouring the river expecting the body to float. othor being R. Nim mons W. Oliver of this city. Toronto, June Independent Order of Forresters aift purposely left out in the arrangements of the funeral of thc- late Harry Collins. Under or- W. R. Brown, accompanied by Mrs.jdinary circumstances the funeral of Brown, their four children, and Mr. j Uie supreme officer of the order would Brown's mother, C. Brown, attended by large delega- tumod to the city lust night after tion3 {rom thc socicty but the family goals to 1. Tim giimc was a good xe-! hibition and if the qcore would give any person the idea that the game was at all one-sided thc score is not telling what really happened at the game. Though Calgary played much thc better game, the contest was" a very good one. This is the first time that Calgary and Medicine Hat ever met in an Alberta League game and attracted much attention on that ac- count. Willie, eleven year old son of Jas. Davidson, Fort William, was drowned in tho Nofhie river. Toronto At Baltimore ......................7.1G.2 ACCIDENT AT TARA Tara, June endeavoring to remove a splinter from a circular saw yesterday, D. McKechnie, 50 old, was thrown back on the front of 1-2.3 the saw and cut almost in two. Dawson, where considerable at 3 CIOCK indignation prevails. Mr. bound for the east to to take a t in te niier- graduate course at Yale university. STORY NOT TRUE. She was the eldest chihl of air. nml Mrs. Thiboclcau of this town. The doctors hnrl given up her an absence of three yoars. Mr. Brown {cei the events immediately has been living in Seattle, Wash., but j prcccding the dealh o{ the suprerne has to the conclusion there and have intimated to the HO better place than Lethbridge, He jr. Q. F. that the funeral i> private. has come to stay and will resume his It .takes place today at St. James' case some days ago not nnd so the end The parents arc New York, Juno Lieu-; jcricf-stricken tenant Governor Spriggs of Montana, j Little Clara who is in this city, said today that the reports yesterday to the effect that H. L. Frank, prominent resident of Butte, had suffoml a mental break- down are iiieom-ef he received word Mr. Sprigs said today Mr. Frank, who is at home of hid ov'T their great loss. -as not only tho oldest of the family hut thc sunshine of the Her life was full of promise. At school there wore none brighter or more diligent. Her honest, Inciting, childlike ways won thc esteem of both schoolmates and toachers. She, will bo sndly missed by them. Those occupation as painter and hanrer. CRICKETERS ORGANIZE At a vory successful meeting held paper- j cemetery. Talk of a successor is rife. The ap- pointment will be made by the su- preme council and is good for three Strong probability that R. thcr in Cincinnati, and alsr try thc circle of her acquaintance Mr. Frank's breakdown stomach trouble and oven i his mental conuiik'n was tOj ..vill bo corr.fortod tvhcn they think of i pure, sweet lifo nnd its sure re- ward of a homo beyond the skies. on Friday the 19th cricket pros- Mathoson. supreme secretary will be ptcts were reviewed for the coming j appointed to cover bo'h offices, season and following officers Secretary: Sorp. Sexton. j Committee: Sorp. Soxton. D. May-: narcl and J. B. Robinson. LIBERAL CANDIDATE Amherst, N. S., June L. Ral- (ston, barrister, has been named as A ponoral m.viinp of tho clnb and j Liberal candidate for thc House of all prospective niombors, will bo hold: Commons in Cumberland He is. a son on Friday, June 26th. nftor practice of Postmaster R. W-. Ralston and a law partner of H. J. Logan, re- at the Barracks, urged to attend. All interested are tiring member. ;