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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 26, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta MbL I. LETHBRIDdfi, ALBERTA, URSDAy, MARCH 2 8, 10 0 8 NO. 00 lENSiaNFOR COLUERY MEN Important Legislation Introduced in Nova Scotia Halifux, N, S., Mnrcli 26.-hcgiola-lion fn advniice of any existing in Cnnndn hns bean again undertaken by Novn Scotiii, by i\ bill inlrocUiced by PreiniBv Murray providing for pen-Bions for a good colliery workors in ncnordancc with the old ngo commissions report. , -JOHNSON IS A CANDIDATE .Goverrcr of Minnesota After the Denn-ocratic Presidential Nomination ChicHgo, JlUrch 20.-AVritiiig from St. rnul, Wnllor Wellnmn HoyK in to-duy'.tt i*' t t * * KAISERJSON'T ACCEPT D. J. HILL Gives Him the Cold Shoulder As United States Ambassador HON. J. W. SIFTON VERY ILL *-- jjt Winnipeg, Man., March 26. Hjii. Clifford Siflon and Pre- niier Scott, of SiiHkatchew.ui, orrived here last night from Ottawa. Mr, Sifton is here to see his father, the Hon.J.W. Sifton, win is seriously ill with sciatica. Washington, March 25,-The German government has declined to receive D. J. Hill in the capacity of U. S. Ambassador to succeeed Charlemagne Tower, whose resignation has been tendered to take effect upon the qualification of his successor. Dr. Hill is at present minister to the Wague and was formerly first assists ant secretary of state under the administration of Secretary Hay. The objection to Dr. Hill is purely personal to Emperor William. The emperor's objection is connected with the visit to America several years ago of his brother. Prince Henry, the ranking admiral of the German navy. Dr. Hill at that time was first assistant secretary of state ond necessarily wafe brought into ofBeial c n-tnct with the distinguished foreign visitors, but just what he did or .did not to c.iu.'ie offense is not known here. CUSHING GOES TO MONTREAL TO MAKE OFFER FOR BELL SYSTEM Government Has Made Caieful Inspection of Lines In Alberta - Prepared To Buy Out Corporation V At a Reasonable Price FIRE IN. KENTUCKY Covingt m, Ky., March 2G.-The leal tobacco warehouse of T. H. Hamilton it Co., ut Fourth and Hakftwell stri'et was destroyed by fire early t;)(Itiy, en tailing a loss estimated at $150,000. Tlie fire is thought to have been ol incendiiry origin. I-Mve risideneep and a .sabon were also destroyed. ^Edmonton. March 26.-A definite j Calgary, Alberta, March 25.-Pre->ffer will shortly be made on behalf! nier Rutherford, of Alberta govern- TWENH SIX CAME TO STAY 0. W. Kerr the Best Booster For Southern Alberta In the City jf the Alberta- government to pur-.'Imse the plont of the Bell Teh-phone .�(imp.iny in Alberta. It is iu)der-Inbd that Hon. W. PI. Cusliing uinister of ])ublic works is now on lis w.iy east and will meet General Mknaper Size of the Bell comi)any in .vfontreal, to nmke a delinite jiroposiil egarding the purchases. In spite of the lack of co operation by the Bell company the experts of Jie Alberta government have made 1 careful inventory of the Bell plant n the province and h'jve reported on the exact conditions of the line in Mo province. The line has been ;ound to be in good c.jndition and I ..fr. Gushing in making an offer, will . BRITISH RREM(e)=?'S HEALTH London, MaroK^yJ2^.-Premier Sir Henry Carapbi'll-Batinerman passed a restful night.v'lhSjibulletin issued this morning ogdin'notes that the pa-tient is'Burtering&fi'im weakness but says that otherwine i^lfiis condition is unchanged, ). , ; - REQINA- ll/WMie^OHOSEN Victoria* March Zfl.rr-James Drum-mond of Regina,;ha9"beeii appoinUid superintendent and tnannger of the sales department of' thi' Incn! fruit growers' associtttion.- HON. FRANK OLIVER'S OPPONENT Edmonton, ^lim, March 20. -James . Hyndtnan, barrister was nominated at the Conservative convention ye.^lerdny to contest the Ednjonton Federal district in opposition t-i Hon. Prank Oliver minister of the interior. Hyndm^n is a native at Prince Edward I.sland, and is a; son in-law of Sir Louis H. Davles, of he supreme court bench at Ottawa. OPPOSITION GIVES UP THE ENQUIRY AllegedTmiber Berth Scandal Has Been Abandoned by Consemtives Ottawa, Out., starch 2(v-The enquiry Into the alleged timber herlh .scandal has l�een abaniloned hy the pppoiltlon. Thi.s raorninR's evidtnce was more than 'Messrs. .Vines & Co. could stand. liy inea.ns of nil kinds of ohstruotion the .opposiLion determinedly resisti^l tlie tiikinn of evidence of (ho.so who ouKh' ni.v-ehlnes, dcllv�M'lnK lecturjos and showing up scenes of Southern Alhertu on the storooplicon and movlng-plcturo machines, and getting large crowds whcrcVia- the luctarers go. In soe-llons of the country where wo hav* been getting people for the lust, two years, Bouthern Albortu Is hecoming very well known. Our Lethbrlilge manugtu", Jlr. T. S. JlcKen/.Ie, states thnt there are a groat many KOttlor.>-'to whom we have sold land ujoving into the Warner district. Thoro is not a week hut what a auinber uf carloads of Inunlgrnnl ntTocts arrive there." Edmonton, Morch-26.-An imposing iepUtati n of citizens from Norwood "uvaded the council chamber at the .egular meeting of the city council I'ucsday evening in support of a petition culling for the innnediate re-noval of the house of ill fame in the lorth end of the city. Another pe-ition dealing with this nnilter was eeeived. It was in effect that the 3ity authorities should make no effort to change the conditions afithey now �exist. This petition wa.s signed by some ,7 names. They inc'.uded a nuuiber if prominent citizens but the petition was filed. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS MORE AMERICANS THAN.EVER BOY EATEN BY RAVENOUS WOLVES Story Conies From the Minnesota Boundary Line Winnipeg, March 20.-A despatch from Fort I''rances, Out., says that American settlers living up the Big Fork river opposite the t^nudian boundary, rftport that a nine year old boy who was kept in after school and did not start for homo until after dark, was killed and eaten by timber wolves. His mother getting anxious started out to search for him with a lont..'rn and was h'jrrifled to iind shreds of his clothing and her .son's boots with his feet frozen still In them. The rest of the little lad's body had been devoured by he wild beasts which have been unusu-illy daring and savage this winter. "BLACK HAND" IN MONTREAL Italian Tryiufi; to Extort Money from Wife of Senator Forgtt - Montreal, March 26.-For some time past, Madame L.J,Forget, wife of Senator Forget, has been receiving letters suggesting that "black hand" of Silician fame requiring a sum of ,112,000 nnd that if prompt payment was not forthcoming, death would follow. The ottompter at black mail aimed high ond this resulted in the task of collection being all the more diflicult. The case was Immediately |)hici'd in the hands of detectives with the result that a man who is known as Ivo Edrado, an Italian, has bi'on placed under arrest. He comes up tomorrow for trial. UNIONIST WON LIBERAL SEAT London, March 20.-S. C. Gooch, Unionist, was'elected in' Peckham, a Londm district, by 2,439 majority. He succeds the late., C. G. Clarke, Lib-'M'al. .SOLDIERS SMOKE CIGARETTES London, March 20.-The. growth of eigarette smoking in the British army i.s begiiming to disquiet the higher officers, whose report indicates th'.it the hi'.'illh of the men is being seriously imp.iired by the indulgence in this practice. TWO ITALIANS KILLED Kcnora, Out., March 26.- .Another terrible dynamite accident occurred at McDou-giiU's camp, north of Drydcn on the Grand Trunk Pacific dinstruction work by which two Italians were killed ond another dangerously wounded. FREIGHT RATES ON FRUIT HAVE BEEN REDUCED BY EXPRESS CO Important Announcement of Interest To Western Canada Benefits Fruit Growers in the Vicinity of Spokane - Very Considerable Saving Spokane, Wii.sli., March Ud.-I'^-uit !?;), a .saving of 1.10 on each 100 and vegetable rules; considerably' l>"i""l�- Where u fruiL grower is lower thtiu the. ,'ress ('(iiupany from S|Jo- ,.ato t,, .Alacleod, .Uta., which is jkunc to the provinces of llrilish Ool- S;i,no. it. is now ?2.;-IO. To Wiimi-umbia, .VlberLa, .Manitoba, and Sus- pj.jj other Manitoba points the kalchewan, anti this will open a u�w J.^^^^ ga.50 and to Saskatchewan i field for growers in this part of the jt jj. 553.ij-,. In the other provinces BIG INCREASE IN IMMIGRATION jcountry. It. Ilelnie. of Vancouver, ,hc,e is a dilTerent rale for almost IJ. C. superintcndenl of the western yviM-y station. divisions, who was in Spokane re- ..k ^y,j, ,i,,ost impossible for the euiltly, made this announcement: ,Spokaiie commission men to do job- Mt is m\ belief tluil the cmning hing in Canadian cities in competition season will see large quantities of all with Vancouver, last season, but now kinds of fruit sliijiped from here to they will have an even lower rate compete with that from f:al!fornin, ^han that city, so that I believe from which a large proportion of the they are planning a business cam-fruit hn.s lu'eii sliipjied in former paign in the now (ield. It means years. As the orchards and (ields in' niiirh to Spokam; and its wholesale the Siiokaii.' country are so much inieresls, fur it is like adding an en-nearer, 1 beliflvi' tlie fruit growers ormoiis territory to the Inland 10m-ond ranchers could loiniiete with pro- piri; ,f the I'acilic Northwest. KIvy McNttught, the three year old son of Duncan McNaught, a farmer of Curniluff. Siisk., while playing with another child on the banks of the Souris river Wl into the water and was drowned'. The retail merchants' association of Western Canada has organized a mutual fire insurance company, which will be operated for the benefit of members of the association in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. John Mooder, a former living two miles north of Pine Wood, was found dead in bed in Ward's hotel ut Winnipeg this morning. He hod been drinking heovily the last few, days. Ottawa, March 26.-Immigration into Canada for Jaintnry and February from the United States shows an increase of 61 per cmt. as compared with the same month last year, but immigration through ocean ports for Jnuory and February shows a decrease of 56 per diil. For eleven months ending with February the to-Ui\ immigration into Canada was 246,-099, compared with 104,082 for the same jieriod a year ago. Total aril-V als at ocean j) �rt.'; were 104 "06, against  141,240 for eleven months ending February 1907. Arrivals from the Unitetl States were 52,083, com-pat9d with 52,842 last year, Ottawa, March 2d.-When the hoUso met today ]). W. Hole of Winnipeg made n personal c.vplunation in connection with the government contract secured by his drug firm. The amount wns 8142 and the purchase was made for penitentiary purposes, "t liavo never," said Mr. Bole, "before I entered parliament or sin\;e, a.skod this or any government for patronage. This is the first I have heard of the ptirchasc aiul . it. jnust have bet'u solicited by some of the ofllcers of th� government or the business would not have been done." The contract was first referred to by Conser-vntlvc members during the discussion of the estimates on Tuesday night. A statement was made by the Premier in respect to the cost of the Quebec bridge. The cost to 1908 Including the Chnudiere bridge and railway np|)ronches hp said had been .'?�),890,000 to which is to be added interest from ,Iune 30, 1907, on advances for which the bonds of the company were pledged. Amount to be half a million dollars. The biidgi't debate wns continued liy II. M. Miller. T.iberal of South (Jruy. who reviewed in some detail what he claimed harl been accomplish ed for the farmers of Canada b.v the . IJberal governmenl. Cold storage he claimed particularly as nu achievement of the Liberal party. lie defended the fruit marks act nnd the purchase of llo.ss rifles. It. S. Ijoke of CJn'.-\ppi>lle replied. He said a man on the street would bo mystiiled l)y the budget speech. On the one hand there is the statement that the government had a snu-idus of ?iy.OOO,000 and on' the other haiul the stato,0iM),00i) to assist in moving the western crops, the linance minister liad to issiii! pa|)er moitey to that amount abovv the gold reserve. It (Continued on Back Page.) NEW BANK FOR THE WEST AIRSHIP IN CALGARY Big Attraction Booked for the Dominion Exhibition in July STEVEN'S LIFE HAS EBBED KO-RE/L^f OFFICIAL WHO WAS SHOT "BV OJVE OF HIS COUJVTTiyMBJV IJV SA/^FIKA/fCISCO CARNEGIE TO HELP CALGARY Calgary, March 20.-Andrew Carnegie has intimated by eonespond-onee to the city Ih'at he is prepared t) give $50,000 for o library in Cal gory, provided that the city will give $5,000 a year for niuintenance. The oondilions have olready been met and the result is that there will bo a library worthy of the city in a very short time. S:iii Fraiuuseo, Wureh 20.-Purlmm W. Stevens, who was shot last Afon-day by a Korean, died about midnight last night a few minutes after recovering from the onacsthetie atlministered �vhen an operation was performed jarly in the evening. Death was due to peritonitis. Stevens was an American in the employ of the Korean government. Durham White Stevens who died in Sun Francisco last night was returning here for a fortnight's vuoa-lion. Mr. Stevens had lived here with thrqp Bisters for many years, Mr, Stevens was in the United States diplomatic service for ton years until MS,'! serving as secretary of the le Ration at Tokio. Then he served as confidential advisor and counsel for the Japanese legation in this city and enjoyed the confidence of Count Okumu. When the troubles arose in the fur east, Mr, Stevens was consulted trenuently an�l was called to Tokio and hurried to Seoul io fill the post of confidential agent of the Japanese regime in the "hermit kingdom," The appreciation the Japanese government felt for his not'able ser vice Mr. Stevens had rendered, was evidenced by its' bestowal on him of an honorarium of $10,000 annually on'd decorotlon of the third class order of the Rising Sun and the order ot Sacred Treasure. Calgary, March 20.-General Mana ger Richardson, of Ww Dominion Fair, yesterday booked an attraction for the Dominion Fair which will not only be the first of it.s kind to bo .shown in All)?rta, but the lirst in the whole Dominion, nnd that h'as" seldom been seen in either Kurnpe or Amerioa. This is the fiight of an air shij). and of all the attraetiiin.< that the management produce, this event will undoubtedly attract the attention of the vast numbers who attend the f�U!,'',as well as a tremendous drawing card all over the Dominion of CanadVi. Strobel, the gnat inventor hai been working on his machine for yenis and has now got to a st'age where he has shown at the large fairs of the tvorld. guaranteeing a flight. fit agiiinsi others. "Th,- new rate will make a grent ".Another new rale that we have is on ice cream, aiul It was mndiy to en- dlffereiico in ilie cost of shipping fruit' conra;.'!.' the shinping of that commo-atid ve({etal)les. and in all cases it ;dity by express to outside points, means a great reduction over thereg-'.We Iind l).v tests thi.i the cream made uhu' rate, whicli we used last .season, here will Kiai\d up in colid shai)e 3d "For examiile, tlu' rate to Migh hours if properly packed, and have Ulver, .-Mta.. last year on 101) pounds jinnde special rates to all points wilh-vyas .^.1.40. I'nder tlie new .scale of j in Hn hours' inn of .Spokane " Farmers Bank With Increased Capital Will Open Lot of Branches POLITICIANS SCRAP ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS Springfield, Ills., March 20.-Republicans of Illinois will be called to order tomorrow in slate convention to adopt a platfiuiu and elect dele gates at large \ i the nationol eon vention. The platform as roughly outlined will endo^^e Speaker Cannon for the presidency and favor an ml justment ot the tariff. Rioting M:trked Gathring at House ot Representatives in Tennessee Nashville. Tenn., March 20.-The Republicans of 'i'eiinessee nsseiiiblcd this morning for a state convention and tonight black eyes and skinned heads, bruised face.s, testili.^(l to ri t-ing that marked the gathering in the House of Rej)resent itives. In the list if casuiillies is .Chairman Newall Sanders of the executive committee. While he suffered no real harm, he |)resi'nled a .sorry appearonce when he i-merged from the struggle be-ivuvn the two factions, one supporting j the interests of Congressman W. lirownleo, the other of the former ommissioner of pensions, L. Clay I'lvans. The convention adopted a motion tliat delegates to the national convention go uninslruclcd. Ro sevelf is cndiijind in the resolution, SENSATION IN PETERBORO 'rnroiito. M'ircli 20.-\ nuuiber of prominent busiiuvs men and finaneieis ?iinnected with the Hank of Winnipeg, iiul liritish Columbia fiminciers have subscribed fur the un.suh.serihed stock if the Farmers' Hunk with a view to uiking tlie hittor one of the big bank.s 'f Ihe West. .\ eli.irter has been se-ured for the Hank of Winni|ieg but 'liid not been exereised. The buying p of the unsuhserib.'d .stock of the "armors' Dank by lie so behind the '�nnk of Winnipeg, will bring the sub-erih'd capital of tlu' Farmers' Dank p to .$1,000,00(1. Five directors will )!' named from the West and Ihe ire.sideiiey wil prnbihly go to a Vi'stern man too. A branch will be 'pened at Winnipeg within a few iiontlis and later on hranehes in the irineiiial cities thnuigh li the coast. AN IMPORTANT CASE VRISOJ^ETH. IMMBTyiATELy AFTBH BEIJWC SB/f. TEJVCEH STArBUBH HIMSELF George Nixon, a sixteen year old boy, of London,