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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 29, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Herald Volume VI. '\ I^thbi'l(l);e. Alta.. Wediiesilay, March 29,1911. Number 91 SPLENDID BUILDING RUINED BY FIRE Plot to Oust Mr. Borden Victory For Mexicans  Warner Village Election CONSPIRACY TO REMOVE BORDEN Financial Interests in Montreal to Blame for Move McBRIDE WANTED  A SHORT MAIL ROUTE London, March 20.-Judge Prowse, of Newfoundland, wnles to tho Standard of Km-pire mnintnlning that with a forty-five mile railway from Aspy Bay to Inverness, traversing Cape Breton, British mails could be delivered under five days throughout Newfoundland, Canada and the Northern Slates. He Seems to be the Favorite of the Insurgent Wing Ottawa, Macch 28.-The Conservative Opposition in the Coinnions is lu)|)clc.^.sly denioraliz.c(l. Lake, of, (^u'.Vppi'lIc, when asked hy the Min-' ister of Agriculture to define his po-| -sitinn on icciprncily, tvadcd the | question. It l.s rumorfd thorp i.s a con.spfracy to ii;;st llorden from the leadership, liCiidcd by (inancial ititercsl* in Montreal. Factional fight.s among Con-si'ivuUvc iiienihers are developing. .\ I'.Ulcus has been called for this week in the hope of evolving order from clinos. Circulate Round Robin Rumors which have been circulated for SI couple of days past in regard t,,o l!'c possible retirerm.'nt of R. L. Hordc!i from the leadership of. the Ciiiiservativo party assumed such a di'Rroo (if defmitcness tonight that nictubers of the parly freely admit tluil the (|uesfion i.s being discussed niid that a final decision will be repot led on Wednesday. Tile opposition to Mr. Borden, it in Slated, originated with certain Con-s'Tvative members from Quebec, who v.ani a change of leadership. Mr. Horden is anxious to bring the matter to a head and if is under stood is more than half dispo.sed to retire. He will probably do so un-les-i his lefidersbip is imanimousJ* endorsed Tonight i\ round robin ask-iiit' him to retain his leadership was .iRiied by practically ever Conservative al present in the capital. I'ren-ler McBririe is the first choice aniOTigst the in.surgent element for leader Borden Will .Stick Ottawa, March 2!)-If was .semi-olTicialh annoimced this afternoon tliat, Air. Rorden had decided to accede lo tliH wish of the majority of his followers and has abandoned any ir.tention hp may have had of siih-luitting )iis re.signalicm In t)ie i)artv. Present indications are lliat the small Quebec faction who were determlneil to make a change have been routed and have retired to cover. Not Treated Properly Tlio Morning Citizen, Conservative, says : "That an undercurrent of unrest pervaded the Opposition camp last evening, was evident from the searcitv of attendance In the House of (^(immons and gathering of groups in eorridiii." and in (he Conservative careiis room. .\ rumor prevailing was thai, weary nI crilicism of his pol-(Continued on Page 9.) ELECTED Warner's Second Election Returns Two of Old Council Warner, March 38.-At the hye-elec-tion licre yesterday caused by the unseating of the old council, two of the old council were re-elected. The vote was as follows : F. S. Lefflngwell, 21 ; F. L. Mackenzie, 18 ; D. R. Vales, 17; D. .V. MacMillaii, 17; J. McNeil, 9. MacMillan asked the returning ofliocr to declare Yates elected, and the new council will consist of Messrs Leflingwell, Mackenzie and Yates. MEDICI.NE HAT SALES Medicine Hat, March 28.-W. Cous Ing and W. Huckvale have purchaaed fifty feet frontage on Toronto street from A. C. Hawthorne for $25,000. This is the high water tnark in local real estate values. CP.R. STOCK HITS NEW HIGH SPOT Montreal, March 2i).-Soo and Canadian Pacific began their aviation thfs morning and tho other Issues followed their lead generally. Soo opened at 148 1-2, went to 150 1-2, holding strong at 150 1-4. Canadian Pacific opened at 224 1-2, gained a halt to a new high record and held it after minor recessions. PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY FOR CALGARY IN 1912 Reglnn, March 20.--It is understood that the delegates from Saskatchewan synod will support the nomination of Dr. R. P. .McKay for tJie position of moderator of the Presbyterian church at the ne.\t general assembly meeting in Ottawa In June. Dr. McKay has been nominated by'^ several Presbyteries. It Is understood here that the Invitation of Calgary for the assembly in 1812 will 'be accepted. TEN MnilON DOLLARS DAMAGE DONE TO THE N. Y. STATE CAPITOL BISHOP DUMOULIN DEAD ^ Magnificient Building Terribly Wrecked by Fire-State Library, the Home of a Host of Valuable Books, and Documents Ruined-Several Persons Missing - Firemen had Hard Fight Albany, N. Y., March 29.-Fire swept, smoke strewn and water drenched, New York Stated magnificent twenty-seven million dollar capltol stands this morning a partial wreck by flames that started In the assembly library and burned away the entire west wing and did damage estimated at ten million dollars before the flames were under control, after raging more than four hours. It is beliaved that the fire started by fused electric push button becoming electrified. It was discovered by the night watchman, and the alarm was sounded at 2.46 o'clock. Before the firemen reached the massive struetura, priceless documents, books and records stored in the assembly library had been destroyed, and other departments Ware baing threatened. The imitation oak ceiling of the assembly room, composed of paper maehe, was partially deatroyad, aa was also a. famous million dollar staircase in the west wing, on the third floor, where the flamea gained thair start. The departments wholly or partially destroyed by fire or seriously damaged by water are: The state library, containing 400,000 volumaa, among the most valuable genealogical works in the United States, together with relics and priceless documents, soma of them dating back to 177t and irreplaceable; The assembly and senate libraries aterad with thousands of volumes of l4w and code books, also a number of documents and manuscripts that can never be replaced; The finance committee room, in which were stored drafts of all appropriation and other bills of the present session; The chamber of the president pro tem of the senate; The Lieutenant-Governor's room, badly damaged b�i^ not wrecked; The senate and assembly rooms, flooded with water^ ruining rich furnishings, dexene of department and official offices on the fourth floor entirely burned out. >' SEVERAL REPORTED MISSING While the fire was at its height four men were reported missing. One of them, Samuel Abbott, was thought to have b�en burned when the state library was flani* swept, but he later turned up in the huge crowd that gathered to watch the millions of state money go up in flames and s'moke. Mfter the fire was under control, a watchman in the atate library and Thomas Bean, capltol attache, and �. man employed in the document room were missing. Governor Dix was aroused after four o'clock and remained in^close touch with the firemen by telephone until the fire was declared to be urtder control. All state officials and many city officials were also on the ground. State Architect Ware said he could not give an estimate as to what the total loss would be. The firemen had many narrow escapes. Several parties of them were trapped by flames In corridors and rooms but got safely out. Chief Brldgeford and a squad came near being hit when a large section of the western cornice crashed down with part of the roof and upper wall. Several firemen were overcome by smoke and many were made so III that they had to seek fresh air. There was much speculation aa to the effect the fire would have on THE SENATORIAL SITUATION The assembly chamber was flooded with water but the assembly parlor on the north east corner of the building was unscratehed, and It was decided to hold the adjourned Democratic caucus there, as well as joint ballot at noon.. The firemen'were badly hampered in their early operations, and the flames, fanned by the north wind, ate their way through corridors and up to every door of the assembly chamber, In fact the fire was within ten feet of the chamber before the firemen could drag the hose around from State Street. Every employee of the capltol who could be mustered Into service Joined the firemen in fighting the flames, which swept along the corridors and ate up expensive furnishings of various rooms wherever they touched. (Continued on page 9.) Hamilton, Ont., March 28.- The Anglican church has lost one of its greatest preachers and dignitaries in the person of Right Rev. John Philip Du-moulin, of the diocese of N'l-agara. He had only been ill a few days. He was formerly rector of St. James Cathedral, Toronto, and was noted as an eloquent pulpit orator. THREAT Indian Wife of Half Breed Was Going to Kill Children (Special to the Herald). Magrath, March 29.-A demented Indian squaw, the wife of Billie Orccn wood, a French half-breed, formerly of Ponoka, was brought into Magrath today frorPi the Mclntyre ranch and will he taken to Lelhbridge this afternoon to be taken to the asylum at Ponoka. She is very rough and has threatened to kill her children ind nearly killed her husband the other day with an axe. They have been married for about twelve year* and have lived happily until about a year ago when the woman's mind seemed to be affected. They have been Working at the Mclntyre rancli tanning hides. A SWEEPING Mexican Rebels Badly Beaten in an En-* ' gagement . A HOPEFUL VIEW CONTRACTORS TO AHEND MEETING MINERS STAND BY THE OFHCIAI^ VANGUARD OF U. S. SETTLERS TO GET EXHIBITS FOR ALBERTA r, .1, Kckstornr, prpsirlent of the LiMhbiidgr ;tnil District Agricultural .""iiicict\ Ipiivcs for Kdnioiiton tomorrow 1(1 consult ^^vith the iiianageinent of the Kdiiionton fair in making ar-rangi'Mji'iit I'or n policy by which thev can secure tho exhibits made at the Dominion hiir at Uegina. Kdnmnlon fiiir (ollon-s directly after the Do-iiiii.io!! Kair and Lethhridge follows I-'.tlnionlon. Mr. fCckstorni and the iMluionton n'.anagcnient will frame up a proposition to put up to the cxhi-bilius at Regina to induce them to biiug I hem to the two cities farther west. Winnipeg, March 29.-The vanguard o( lOlL army of United Slates settlors reached Winnipeg at \M thi.i morning. I'here was a solid train load of eft'ects comprising -11 carloads, and two colonist sleepers attached to the train. They were so Ivoen to get on land they sent forward despatches to tho yardmastcr, asking him lo send them through with as little delay a.--i| The battle near Ures, the old capital:^ of Sonora, which lasted from morniac till nlKhtfall yesterday and claim�d la \ the official despatohes to hare rwralt- i ed In a great government rlotory, fn� fought between federals oomiwiains the combined force sent trom Agiiri i Prieta, Nogales and HermoaUIOb and the united force of the rebels at 8aa i .Rafael. The rebels were ander com* -mand of Juan Caibral, -who roosntlf : annihl Mated a company of fodenis under Col. Agulllla nfar Oumpas and previously had captured the town o*-Fronteras, and of the rebel leadw Giron and by the three Grada bratb!*^^^ era. Col. Ogeda, an old federal offlcer, commanded the main regulars. The; fight started at nine o'clock yeetarday morning. The federals used two ma- J chine guns with terrlhle effect. The ' Yaqtii and Pima Indians on opposite sides were prominent In the fight, ninety Pimas fighting on the rebel's Bide. Governor Torres reported at two o'clock this afternoon a sweeping tedr 'eral victory with seventy raibela killed and a great number wounded. H* gave no report of the federal losses. The governor stated In another toltp gram that the fight was still la pro* gregs at nightfall last ersnlnf. H tha federals gain a dodslve vloto^r at San Rafael it wlU remove the dtBfsr of an attack upon 'HtrmoBlUo. 4 Hopeful N�ws Waahington, March 38.-AdvloM ra> ceived by the state departmwt todai^ and conveyed to President T^^t. ilr� a most hopeful view of the Msiloan situation. It Is declared In dlplomatto circles in Mexico City the Feslgnatlo'n of the old cabinet is e.Tpected to hara. a better effect than ffeneraUy has baen jpredlcted. The president told of his : twofold purpose in sending troops tvi (Texas to enforce the neutrality laws both as to fighting on American soil' and fllibustoring and to he prepared to defend American lives and prtHW'ty. President Taft e.xpeots that deeplt^-th events which be regards as having entirely justified his course In ,mohlI* Izlng the "manoeuvring division" will be crlUclzed in iboth the senat* and the house. Thr time-tahio on the Cnrduton branch of tho K R & I lines changes on Monday from the schedule that has been followed during tho winter when tile snow blockades necessitated a change .Starling Monday the treain leaves Cardslon daily except Sundays at 7 .SO a in and arrives at Leth-liridfic at HI 2.'! a.m. Returning, the train leave.s l.ollilii idgo at 1.5.4,5 and arrives at t'ardston at IS.'15. ALDERMANIC BYE-ELECTION There is some little excitement In tlie city today occasioned by Vti9 Aldermanic |electl/on. The {supporters of both W. R. Virtue and James Ashcroft are hustling and It Is not unlikely that a surprisingly large vote for a bye-election, may be polled. LACE FACTORY FOR CANADA UNITED STATES GETS FIRST CONSIDERATION Copenhagen, March 29.-During the debate In the Storthing today on a renewal of the Anglo-Danish arbltra-! tion treaty. Count Ahlefeldt Laurviff.' the minister of foreign affairs, stared \ that he had endeavored to renew tho' eompacl upon a broader basis biitj that the British government had declined the propoeltion on tho ground' that a treaty with the V. S. must precede all other general arbitration treaties which Great Briuin might conclude. Toronto, March 29 -A factory fo>. the inaniifr.cturo of Incos in this coun-. try is being conteniplatod by a largo Irish firm. W \V, FlKgis. niihlin, who is at the King Kdwaril Hotel, says that he is touring this country with such a project in view, but it would be pre-maiure tn announce that such an establishment would be built. He will travel as far west as Calgary before' he makes any decision on behalf of his'': flriii Me does not desire to. reveal, the identity of the interests that he is a director of a large firm which;, makes Irish Popliu and laces. ;