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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 7, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta 1R Herald Volume IV. Lethbrldge. Altai. Tuesday, March 7,1911^ Number 72 TAFT ORDERS THE MOILIZATION OF U. S. AVIATOR LANDS ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN STRONG Magrath farmers RECIPROCITY - - senator cox LETHBRIDGE HRE CHIEF DIED THIS MORNING MADE A VERY SERIOUS CHARGE Toronto Assistant Engineer Has to Face Blame THE COUNCIL ACTS Decides to Have an Investigation of Whole Department Toronto, March 6-A sensation was �prung at today's meeting of tlic city council by the production of an afri-davit made by F. T. Pike, an experienced deep sea diver, who was engaged a year ago for work on the waterworks intake pipe. Pike alleged that a contractor named Leslie who had a contract to pump away, the sand which was encroaching at the nfouth of the intake, not only neglect ert to carry out this work, but pumped the sand from places most convenient to himself and deposited it near �the intake in .such a manner that � quantity of the sand entered and ohok ed the intake. Pike asserts that sev rral times he reported Leslie's Diebh-tids to Assistant Engineer Fellows, but was informed that Leslie was in full chnrge of the woik. Pike claims that Engineer Fellows was personally aware of what Ijeslic was doing. Pike elates that he continued to work until December, when he was taken ill. ,('ity Engineer Rust informed the council that Pike had been discharged for incompetency as a divot. A prolonged discussion followed, in .whicii Engineer Fellows was accused ef incompetency and neglect of duty, while the engineer's department as a whole came in for much hostile criticism. A commission consisting o. four experts, Isham Randolph,' of Chicago, and J. G. Sing, T. Aird Murray and Willis Chipman, ot Toronto, was appointed to report upon the whole waterworks problem. The Board of Control will deal with Pike's charges. P. E. I. CONCERNED ABOUT COtWMONS REPRESENTATION Charlottetown, P. E. I., March V.- The Prince Edward Island legislnlure was opened today with the usual ceremony by Lieut. (iovernor liogors. The epeech from the throne after referring to the prosperous condition of agrl-�'ulture, the chief industry of the province, touched upon the visit of tlie no.val Technical Commission and Immigration from Britain. It also contained an expression o� a hope that the island's representation in the federal house would be restored to its original number. The parties stand. Liberals m and Conservatives 14. ' C. P. R. BUYS RAILS IN U. S. New York, March 7.-The Pennsylvania Steel Company has booked orders for 200 tons ot rails lor the Canadian Pacific Railway, which is also in the market for three small bridge spans. SERIOUS UNCLE SAM WILL SHOW Earl of Crewe's Condition Causes a Great Deal of Concern President Orders Great Force of Troops to Assemble in 1 exas to Refute Charges that the Army is not Prepiared for Warfare - Fleet of Cruisers to Assemble off the Coa^ Washington, March 7.-In answer to| Reproducing as nearly as possible .\ew York, March 7.-A �London cable says the Earl of Crewe's recent Injurv resulting in concussion of the brain is more serious than was at first generally supposed. An intimate friend says the Liberal leader in the House of Lords will not be able to assume his position for months If he recovers at all. Official 'bulletin says, however, he is improving. i charges that the United States army war conditions involved in hostilities SUICIDES Manager of Bank in Manitoba Town Shoots Himself Hamiota, March 7.-A. W: Rutherford, manaser of the Bank of Hamilton at this point, shot and Instantly killed himself this evening in a room in the Cecil Hotel, where he had gone to have an- interview with a customer of the bank. There are no apparent reasons for the act, but friends are inclined to think he was temporarily deranged from overwork. He Is survived by his wife and two small children. He was formerly located In the Winnipeg office. NO BEER IN THE BREWERY At Least Not for Those Employed There to Drink Totouto, -March 7. - K Toronto brewery i.s endeavoring to enforce total abstinence nn its employees. Ev-rry person in connection with the e.s-tablishmcut lias been refused permission to drink beer on the premises. I''orraerly all pniployecs were permitted to take a.s nmch as they wanted during working hours. On being asked why the louil abstinence rule wa.s being brouphr into force the reply was that the prnpriotor desired all lii.s employees in ob.sfrve lent. m> CHURCH OF ENGLAND BEHIND, BISHOP SAYS London. March 7.-The Bishop of Stepney, speaking at Ri. Pauls, said that in Canada would be accomplished the destiny of I ho Anglo-Saxon nation and the future of ihf people would bo fulfilled. The Church of England had tteen enormoubly lirhind hand there, but he thought it perfectly impossible that the Encllsh race there was likely to become Roman Catholic or anything like it. MAGRATH FARMERS ARE SOUD FOR RECIPROCITY (Special to the Herald) Magrath, March 7.-Magrath is almost solid In favor of reciprocity, A representative rneeting of farmers of the Magrath district was held here yesterday under the auspices of the Agricultural Society, Reciprocity was almost unanimously endorsed, J. L. Gibb. boot and shoe dealer, being the lone opponent. Strong speeches In favor, of the measure were made by Messrs, Marker, Clarke, Bridge, Mercer and Matkin. President Marker, of the Agricultural Society, who Is well known as a prominent sheep grower, declared that reciprocity meant $62,000 extra in the pockets of the Alberta sheep growers. The resolution favoring reoiproclty was wired to Hon. W. S. Fielding and C. A. Magrath M.P., with the statement added that it voiced the views of 500 farmers in ;he Magrath distriot. is not prepared for actual warfare and in advance of' formal declaration of that It is lacking In every essential war, the prctltfent gave the word last that goev to make up a defensive force, i "'g*"*; � '"c'"Bts masugea the general staff, by direction of President Taft, has ordered a magnificent test of the whole machinery controlling the mobile army on a scale greater than ever before attempted In time of peace in this country. were .flying all over the country by wire, ordering an assemblage of %0C3 troops in the department of Te lat. This practically Is one-fourth of the entire army, including troops in the Philippines and other Insular possss-slent. Tha navy is to play Its part and a formidable fleet of armored cruiaers, supplemented by auxiliaries neceasir/ for succassful maintenance of a histlie naval force on the coast of an enemy, will take its place off the Texas it ore line. The cruisers comprise the present fifth division of the Atlantic feet, now at Hampton Roads, an^ which are ready for sea. Rumored That Ontario Liberal Will Succeed Aylesworth Ottawa, March 6.-The coming vacancy in the Oomlnlon Cabinet con�eas$ an eflicienl and courageous Are fight* er, and is generally regarded as^; �m| of tlie best chiefs in Western Cana4*| 1-?e was twenty-nine vears of agef and was born near Belfast, Ireland;*: where his father is still living. M sister, wlio lives in Chicago, passetli'JI through Lethbridge with fnend8,:iJ|| about, ten days ago on hei nay to ^ the PacilJc coa.st, and spent a few* days visiting her brother here. A'! broi;her is believed to be living -,;^iu New York. Kriends here have been| eiideavorinp; to get in coniinunication; s i with the dead chief's rclatnes, but i this morning had not succeeded in do-'; I ing so, Chief Kilkenny was a prime lavor-^ i ! lie with all with whom he was ao- J quainled, and his iintinielv dwith, : cutting; him off in tlie prime ot a H vigorous younp; manhood, has castes a gloom i Berlin, March 7.-Prince Adelbert, third son ot Emperor William, is 11! with appendicitis. The attack IH dea-r crlbed as a light one. FRENCHMAN WINS A GREAT AVIATION PRIZE ^1 Clermont, Ferrand, France, March 7. -Aviator Renaux flying from St. Cloud today, landed on eummit of Puydedome at 2,20 o'clock, winning the special Mlchelln prize of $20,000. Aviator Renaux, with passenger, crossed the official Mne at 9.12 o'clock this morning. The prize was hung up last year for the firet man who with a companion flies in six hour* from Pari* to the top of Puydedome after eircllng temple'eft ^ 'cathedral and Clermont Ferrand. J",* Henry Weymann, American, made thei;''!, 'first attempt, Sept. 10th, but waa loat I In the fog when tha trophy seemefl'ali, i-'" I most within his grasp. The dletknce." I to be covered was 217 miles and the.^^^tl i rules required that landing be made on the summit of Puydedojne, a mountain rising 4,600 feet, near Clermont:|f#^,i rand. ' "f.' -. ;