Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOL I. LtTMBRIDOt, ALttftTA, I, I III AT 10 O'CLOCK BARS MUST CLOSE New Law Goes Into Ef- fect on July the 15th of the Present Year Edmonton, ilarch local leg- islature ban concluded us delibera- on the bill amending Statute Lkw, the bill having been in com- mittee of the whole since last Mon- day. Under the Liquor License Act the hours for cloning are changed from 11.30 to 10 o'clock. Mr. Heibcrt moved in am- endment that the hour be- changed to 7 o'clock. The amendment was voted down so the hour of 10 o'clock elands. This goes into effect on July 15, 1908. 3Cr. Riley of Gleichcn moved in am- enduwnt that the provision the change of hours be not made .applicable to the National Park, of .Rocky Mountains, which' includesvthd town'.of Banff. After considerable discussion the amendment was voted down, 10 to 7, Hon. Mr. Cross, who had charge of the bill, objected very strongly to the amendment. The fine under the Noxious Weedn Act remains at a district com- mission will be appointed where the local councils neglect their duties. Boys under sixteen years of age now working in' the mines will not be disturbed. By the net-. new provisions are made for appointment of local boards of health, and under, the Vil- lage Act a man's taxes shall not be less than instead of Jl as under the old act. To the amendment, proposed to the Supreme Court act Jtr.. Hieberi also objected. He thought that four puiftne judges in Alberta were suffic- ient, without the appointment of other. He was informed by the" At- torney General that there were sev- eral reasons-'for, another first, that Uui thV Supreme Court have been overworked CONVICTION UPHELD A. Roy'i Appeal to Winter WM This afternoon J udgc Winter heard tho .arguments in the appeal of F.'j A. Hoy against coaviction under tho; I jquor license Ordinance for selling liquor retail quantities while hold- ing a wholesale liquor license, W. C. s Appeared for the appellant Roy, while 'C. F. P. Conybeare, K. C., ap- jwureti for the resjxmdent; Lioense pcctor I'ptchkiss, Tii that as in the act the purchasing and consumption of liquor vere syn- onymouK, the consumption of liquor on the meant a sale. There- fore the conviction must be confirm- ed and the appeal OFFERED PROFESSORSHIP Winnipeg, March J, Roee, Manitoba Rhodes scholar, just com- pleting hia term at Oxford College, has been offered a professorship in Wesley Methodist College hure. CLOSEDOWN A BIG MILL Merchants Bank Takes Ac- tin Agaiost Braadoi ladostry ATTACK MADE AGAINST B.C. BENCH Minister Charges an Un- named Judge With Sleeping While on a Case FINANCIER SUICIDED March T. firstvipcr prc-sidoni of the Union Trust. ot fyiir, .city and former "postmaster of shot" and killed himsplf early today in his home here. Friends gay that hc; had been depressed his financial affaire" for soirii> tiine. FINEST IN THE WEST Rogina, March formal opening of the Regiha palatial wow city costing took trict judges -hax'e completed circuit and: appeals .are :sent, up to tho higher court. A further reason-.was that at pre- sent .when an appeal was held frbna any one of the five members of the bench the appointment of another judge .would prevent an equal divi- sion1 of the bench as in the first case tried by them last autumn. Thcu thcappcal was disallowed because, the bench divided, two for and two ag- ainst the appeal. Still another reason-was that with another judge on the bench three could sit in court on .appeal for the south, while three others in the north. Premier Rutherford speaking bricfly on the matter, sjiid that according to population has a right to fifteen judges, a much larger numbcr than tho province now had. Brandon, March flour mills of the Great Wheat City Milling company have been temporarily cloa- ?d down by the Bank, who, it is understood, have .been car- rying the company with heavy liabil- Notices were posted in the mill this morning stating that-the mill was closed pending a re-adjustment. The notices signed, by George A. Harrison, who was brought here by the bankvfrom Vancouver and: plac- ed in charge of the mill and' the !OT cal branch of the bank temporarily, vhile Mr.. manager' of the bank for the last four yeaW has been vailed east by the head office, i. It is that -the- Wheat City; Mill- ing coinp_any will shortly open1 wilder i; new management. vMany rnmon heard on tHe in reference to financial difficulties of It but c ation-.will not be available until Mr. Harrison, has completed-- investi- gation of" affairs. In the meantime, neitlier the bank -or ronnccted with the mill .will make nny, statement for but it is believed that the shareholders will be heavy losers by the present financial difficulties. Vancouver, March Dr.-'Fra ser, pastor of .-the First Presbyterian church, Vancouver, created a great sensation .at a Presbyterian meeting today by charges against the judic- iary of Columbia. He said: "What we want in British Columbia Is a judic- iary. Kven patrolmen will there is no use securing convictions, because it will be upset by the high- er bench on a technicality. Fast women were recently released .on bail [lending appeal. .They'did.'not leave the'city but returned to their former life and conditions.arc now nearly as bad as ever. It is'a down right shame that a British bench should be open to such" criticism. I was'in- formed on excellent' authority that during the hearing of- .an portant case hcre; the presiding judge fell asleep on the bench and the" ciise had to be. adjourned until next day. There is no matters. Jn order to effect reforms wo should .strike at the very', cetitre.; ROUGH HOCKEY IN ONTARIO Simcoe. Ont., March Victoria hickey player named Smith has been arrested on .charge of .striking Port hockey player Ferris with 'a hockey player named Smith has been and rendering him unconscious. Smith was allowed out on boil. MAY BUILD A CLUB HOUSE There was ncj regular debate at the Mock Parliament last night ow- ing to the iMness of Hon.-II. vidson who was to introduce ate Reform Kill and .the absence of the mover and" seconder of the Liquor Dispensaries ..Bill. The. evening was given to discussion .of, club matters! 111- 'Was decided to hold a concert 'one half of which would be. an exhibition by the. athletic time, dur- ing the. next fortnight. Tte. physical '---for two re months and the ional _._ finest'-civic-building arid has; an auditorium with a seat- ing capacity of eight :_hundred'1, peo- BROKE WORLD'S RECORD Fla., March hia sixty horse .power Italian car for three hundred miles at an' average speed of 77 miles' an hou'rl Rmanuel Oedrino today broke the world's re- cord for average speed for Hhe dis- tance; V; It DOBBIN SACK Predicts Big Flow of Emigrants to i this this W. R. Dobbin, 'the 'well known real estate man returned tins morn- ing from a holiday extending ovtr nearly, moathir, spent chiefly Gnnmd .his Jio.nie in Iowa. llir. fiobbin says -that down in the Mississippi" Valley the people 'have 'of 'money -but 'are a little uneasy as: to investment in -new things. The deposits .iajhe banks, are larger than they have been in. years, .one .bank having the greatest amount in its history of forty years. This o year' affords "the greatest op- portunity Southern Alberta has ever had. .The country, especially the Lethbridge district; is well "advertwed in the -Miasissippr Valley, thanks chiefly to Kerr Co. the -want 'just a little NAY RESIGN POSITION Report to That Effect has Been Given Publicity but is Later Denied -.ifontrcul, March Clazctte's Ottawa says a well authenticated report going the rounds that Hon. H. W." Scott, sec- retary qf state has tendered his res- ignation and that the portfolio was now in the hands of Sir Wilfrid Laur ier. Mr. Scott, if resignation is ac- retain in the Senate-. Ottawa, March that Scott has tendered his res- ignation is- authoritatively denied. AT WAR WITH BORDEN Faction .Led By Foster in Mutiny Agtintt Leader i_'i persuadirig and-'asaurance what '-.his._. country- has: done and :can do. Mr. .Dobbin Chinks that the indifferent places in Southern AlberLtt'.Vshould combine' to get" a car 'to send down through that couhtrj- as ra display. car to snow 'the'- people. It would bring settlers .twith ;.a .rush aa .uien little' money .saved np are :anxiou3 to to the larii: He" ei pressed' pleasure r ap- seeing that thej. Council 'and Board Tnide; i have realised' that it takes money' >hd .help along'a He. Tli under is growing so Considered to "discontinue itl- Considerablc' "discussion followed the suggestion- that .the' ?cliib' should have .a building; of its own andv operate; 'along. lines of a Y. C. AV Doubtless 'some- thing will rdcvclop 'along during tht; summer. .-_ BORDEN NOT IN FA VOR OF PUBLIC OWNERSHIP Ottnvm, March Another nest of traitors, with R. L. Borden figuring as the victim instead of Sir Macken- zie BowQll, is being uncovered on Parliament .Hill. While the person- nel! of the conspirators is changed since 1S96, there ia the same leader, animated -t by the same personal vin- Geo. E. Foster. Dissatisfied with a subordinate po- sition-on the Opposition benches. Mr. Foster persuaded a few of the noisi- est-members of the Conservative side to -joifi_ hiin in a mutiny against the nominal 'leader of the party. Mr. Borden had no control of the actiona of his .supposed followers dur- ing the_; past few days.. He openly their attitude. A liberate Bittern pi to oust him lias been made js a bad split in the HONOR FOR BRAVE Lamb, Who Lost His Life in fttrath- cona Mine Recog- nized by King London, March London Guzuiit'1 siiys: Edward has been pleased to allow Miis Margaret Jane Lamb, of receive' the Edward Medal of first class in recognition of the gallant action of her brother the late George H. Lamb who lost his life in en- ueavoring to save "the lives oi five men at a fire in the Stntthcona company's mine, Strathcona, Alberta. Lamb, went down into the shafts three times and died from injuries he received in fruitless efforts to save the men. STREET CARS IN SHANGHAI March first sec- tion of the (.'lectric street car service in Shanghai was'-successfully inau- gurated today. The cars aVe running well and are largely patronized. TERMS REACHED ABOUT GAS WELL Details Not Yet Aimwmced Just Agreement Re- mains lobe Signed The agreement between the city council and the Electric Company is all settled but t'hu -signing. The ag- reement will be ratified by the Elec- tric L'o. directorate tonight and ev- ery thing signed up tomorrow. The Herald interviewed 'the Mayor u several Aldermen as well as repre- sentatives of the Electric 'Company, however, said''that it. was ag- reed that, the terms :-be not made made public until it was finally sett- letl, as it might difficulties to of the French-Canadian Con- Servaive: mehibers threatens to -go .the government .side- and it rumored m jUiat 6a- the "north used as an office'and display arid incidentally 'give a list -of the real estate men of the city. This is "the time f or. j u dicious advet. tising of-this district, especially to impress the American .people with the fact that: the Lethbridge district- needed ho government seed 'grain; lelling it-to'supply other platc- es. deyelopmehG 'art looked, for within ;J CANT GET CHARCOAL ..Belleville, March'. 6.- plant of rDeseronto Iron will shortly it'is.said to the Inability., to obtain charcoal. In general, however, Ihe terms are along the lines of Aid. Ives' sugges- tion at the last Council. meeting viz. that the city continue' the drilling pay for the well: in installments' as certain depths are arid .with- out consideration" of-.- tlVej'purchase o the company's Further that the presjj is not at .tc until -thci agree: 's CANADIAN TO BE AT THE HEAD Of the Canaadian Forces Gen. 'btter Will Succeed Gen. Lake Ottawa, March Brigadier-Gen- eral. Otter has declined the offer of he Imperial war office to take 'com- mand of the Fifth Infantry brigade it Aldershot from May 1 next, and instead come to the headquarters tuff at Ottawa, 'where hia ability ml experience in military ..maters rill bo available for the benefit of he' militia of Canada. Major-General Lake's term of com- nand in Canada, as chief of the ;taff expires in November next. Dur- ing his tenure of the position he has- inaugurated .many reform's in con- tection with militia such as the new- iepa'rtinent now organized on a well '.hough t out and adequate basis. It r understood 'that for the last 'six nonths or of his term in this COUB- ry General Lake will be given the position of with a view to his snaking a .thorough' in- of all thes military, .units' in the service, offering criticism as to defects, in the carryingout of the system he has established, making uiggestions as to the possible im-, provement, etc.' .'The position of in- spector general is now vacant owing the death of Brigadier General General Otter will, according to the plan, become chief of staff in succession to Major General Lake, the House realizing what -he has long co'ntemplated, namely a Canadian apppintment to the ''chief- .cgmirirind of. the- inilititi forces, of the vfill .in, all pro SabiKty be -in the' next day or' tw'o. f j FUNERAL OF JUDGE KILLAM ;Man.; -March- The funeral services far the late 'Hon. A.: C. Kiflani, took place this afternoon at: 'All Saints church where 'the bb- aequies were conducted by His :G race "Archbishop Matheson. That was the Statement Made in the House? of Commons by One of His Supporters', the Hon. John Haggart JUMPED ON FRONT OF ENGINE 1 Winnipeg. March McLeod, a youngj Scotchman, inade'a desperate attempt to Buicide this morning .by jumping in front of a C. P. gine" struck him crushing his left foot olishirig his "rash purpose although e will be mainied for life. ine struc khim cruahing his left :opt so badly that it will have tp be am-1 nutated. SUCCESSOR TO JUDGE K1LLAM Sennl NMMS Matad for Ottawa. Ont., March pre- sentation in tho House of Commons yesterday of the annual statement of the minister of railways was well received by both sides of the House. Mr. Graham wa.s in excellent form, ind handled the subject in a man- ner which showed a wide and thor- >uj.rh knowledge of the whole sub- ject, notwithstanding hi.s short time at the head of the department.. The main feature speech was that tho Intercolonial was a work of which the whole Dominion was equal- ly interested. He objected to its being treated as a Maritime province question. It was important to the whole problem of transportation, in which Canada at the present time was deeply He .outlined the desirability-of. double tracking and straightening out that portion ot the Intercolonial from Moncton to Halifax and making the grades con- form to the Transcontinental. He also hinted at .the taking over, of whatever branch, lines 'were. essen- tial a.s feeders of the trunk lines. In addition to this, he .showed that .by deepening the Welland canal to 22 fevt grain could be carried to Mont- real cheaper than by the American route. Another feature was the emphatic denial of Mr. Haggart that Mr. Bor- den favored government- ownership. JAPAN'S CASE GOOD OtUwa, March names mentioned as possible successors to the lute Judge Killam an chairman of lht> railway commission are F. H. Chrysler, K. C., Ottawa and Geo. F. Shcplcy, K. C. Toronto. Among those suffcated as members of the enlarged board are Sir William Mulock, Wm. White, of the C. P. R., Ralph Smith, JI. P., Hon. H. R. Emmerson, W. K. George, president of the Canadian Manufacturers' association, K. A. Jame.i, talc superintendent of C. N. R., Darid Pottinger, of the Inter- colonial, R. Mr.rtin Rnd Andrew of Winnipeg Washington, D. C., March think the good sense of China will result- in a satisfactory settlement ivithin a day or so." This WAS Ba- ron Takahira's coment today when asked regarding the recent seizure by China of the Japanese steamer Tatsu Maru with a cargo of small Arms aboard. Asked whether he had taken up with the American govern- ment the question of alleged protests regarding Japanese commercial ac- hivity in Manchuria, the ambassador replied that he not, but he add- ed. "I understand that Minister Wu hns made some statement on that subject and he will be here shortly." Information has reached here of the nbsohite accuracy of the statements that China proposed to submit to a mixe dcourt the question ol her right tp seise the Japanese'vessel TaUu Maru. Japan'peremptorily -declined to agree to any such proposition and insisted on her demands for the sur- render of the ship. It "is. not understood that Japan has presented an ultimatum to'China. The opinion in' Washington that if the statement" of facts as statcc by Japan are correct then that coun- try had a perfect right to demand thR return of the Mukden, March ho: been compelled to "'vacate or buy al of the Russin'n 'banks "Ihroughou seitod during the war am consequently has lost prestige wftl the Chinese.' At-Hnrbin-flocr millet from .Chinese wheat .is un'Jerseliing American flour and thev American trade is threatened. s An important "change-, is reported as imminent.' The demands adopted by Japan, havei. not.been settled, bul the Chinese government is more conciliatory' concerning regu- lations in the WANT TO COME HERE Land men-say that enquiries.-con-, ccrning j lands in this cominR- in twice as fast as they did: last .The prospective .buyers generally want extended terms paj-nxsnt but nnxiou-s to :buy.. TKe great majority of the enquiries come jrbm the United States. FOUND DEAD AT REED HILL IS IT A CASE OF MURDER? Nicholas Enderby, Well Known East oj Nantont Found Dead in His Shack Foul Play is Suspected HIM HEAVILY PcUka. Found Guilty of Assault by MagUtrate HumphriM V In- tbo police court this morning. Magistrate Huinphru-s tried ska'for assault on PIpos IJaliiaay ycstirday- morning. Kdgar LAmarsh A. J. Rank in gavo evidence in hEs bthnlf, while bartender Frascr, Jesse- Carter, Geo. Perryand in- formant gave Crown evidcrfcCi The evidence elicited tho met that Petska ''On Tuesday ft neighbor going to; the home of -Nicholas a-homcslcnder living at Reed Hill, 35 miles east of found him in bed frozen stiff. He was sit- ting up in-bed as if he had been by someorio or had died sud- denly. One -eye was black and com- pletely closed as if he had been aandbaggod. He was frozen .stiff as if .he had been dead since Friday or Saturday. .The coronc-r at Clare.sh.olm was sent, tor, an dihe police at Mac- lecxl notified, the mounted police av Reed Hill being away.' Circumstances strongly to murder though there DO clue as .The militia jrlepartment is "nowf.de-. vising ways and means or the.rnobil- iz'ation of the troops, at -Quebec next. summer. j I f the- transport, comniis- and" other. can: saUsiactbriiy arranged, eighteen tiiousand ivwill en camped- for, v ham. It% hi ay howeveri- be -found' 7Jec-J to cut 'the number- down thousand, but in any event '-he-- Canadian army assembled at' Quebec will -be the most imposing seen in the -countrj- during the Irtst hundred years of peace. USE CANADIAN MATERIAL if arch Canadian fonvarded a .protest- to the Dominion government against 'American cement and steel being .-scd in the three quarters of a mile >f building inland from the Canadian lort of the Michigan Central Railway -.unnel under the Detroit river from Detroit to Windsor. to the perpetrators of the deed. Enderby wag- n -most respectable citizen, being well and favorably known around Nanton. He came two years ago from Iowa and was known to have a little money. He was quiet :md not a man to make enemies. No reason can be given for the crime if it is murder. Ho. was about forty- five or fifty years of age and weighed I about 'two hundred pounds. R1DEAU HALL Ottawa, March return tabled in the House by Minister of Public Works- shows that the total expendi- turcs of Ridenu Hall 1591 to Dec. 31, (907 was -5670.3'tl. wns for Of this amount- rnaintenanciV of buildings, for "heating and lighting; for construction improvement of buildings; COOfor improvement of grounds. and two friends drinking in the Dallas 'bar. Pctska was reaching for the bbttlc''t'-o steal n drink in Hhc absence of tho bartender when Ilal- liday saw hiYn. Thfironpon tbo- accu.v ed did tho.'lwttlc but knock cd d.own Hallirifiy nnd kicked him when ho was clown. afterwards shoved him, through the window-. The STRANGLES HERSELF Si. Catherines.. Ont.; March Ifrs. A. G. Sangster-'was found dead THIS CITY NEEDS THEM in )ier room this afternoon having i strangled herself. j AN ADDRESS TO MR. HARPER conducting of .our choir during post year. '.We believe you have ever tried the to Lethbridge Ought to Copy the Saskatodn Scheme do your duty, have always had our best interests at'heart, had but one "nini in to make ou'r i scrvico. of sontj n worthy one. 'In recognition of your untiring sen- j. Saskatoon, Snsk., March The ?vlagistrate j'ound the accused guilty. He said" that TIalliday's. Perry's and Carter's OA'idcncc was ilis own gave evidence that hacked up their evidence. -For liUKv ho would him to ja.il without I he option of fine and if ever up ngain he would do so. He lined him and the the. court or in default two in also lo pay for the glAK brokfn. Ilq paid the fine.. At.the residence of Mrs. G. II. Johnston last evening a goodly com- pany, of the members of.Knox Church Choir assembled for the purpose mcn- tionen in the address attached. After a programme of songs, rcad-jvico. and as a slight token of our i addition to the large increase of pop- ings 'and recitations. Mrs. Wi If. Mor j esteem and good will we would askUiIation incident to .the numerous lin- cmbcr of the i arcepLance of this combination Uf of railroad, C. P. R., G. T. P. and music cabinet and writing desk, and C. N. R. all centreing at Saskatoon may you always carry in your heart; an extensive company has just been kind remembrances of Knox Church I organized to build substantial j Choir. -es.to rent to incoming residents. The Mr. Harper made a suitable and Saskatoon Development company ris (who has choir since its.organization'.in 1888) road the following address. Lethbridge, Alto., Mcrch 5. J. Goo. Harper, Esq.: Dear the mem- bers of Knox to Church Choir, have with us fecling reply. with capital of one hundred thousand ening, to have a last word .with our old Dirwlor, We arc one jand all sorry that our pleasant and profitable relations to other, have been thus rudely we now wish to pay our iribute of for your able .To', the address was attacked cards j dollars has just been organized and bearing the nnmo of" each member of will commence the construction of I his choir. twenty modern houses at a cost of j .The committee of ladies in chargu j forty thousand dollars as soon as then served -refreshments after which j the building season opens. Several 'J'Auld Lang Sync" was .sung, three cheers proposed for Mr. ard Mrs. G. II. .Txihnston and Mrs.' Harper bring- ing to a close a most cnjoyablft ev- other organizations of capital 'with a like object are likely to material- ize within thn next few months so insistent is the demand for houses in this city.