Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
TEe Lethbridge DaOy Herald VOL. II. LETHBR1DQE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 3, ItN. NO. I2f. FIGURES TELL OF GREAT GROWTH Of Building Permits, Homestead and Cus- tom Returns Evidences of the growth of Leth- bridge are oil every hand Perhaps the plainest of these is the record of building permits. During April there were 63 permits issued for buildings reported to be worth These added to those of the first three months of the bring the total number to 167 permits the val- ue Of these permits 112 have been for residences. The customs receipts for April were an increase of sixty-three per cent: over the same month last year, when the receipts were The homested entries continue to show big increases. During April ap- plications were filed for 387 home- steads, 274 pre-emptions, and 4 pur- chased homesteads, making a total of 665. In April 1908, "there were 263 homestead entries, that not count- ing pre-emptions and purchased homesteads there is an increase of nearly fifty per cent, over last yeaz. The record for 1909 far is: Jan- uary 183 homesteads, 126 pre-emp- tions, 4 purchased homesteads; Feb- ruary 193 homesteads, 116 -pre-emp- tions 4 purchased homesteads; Mar. 359 homesteads, 193 pre-emptions 8 purchased homesteads, making a to- tal including April of home- steads, 709 pre-emptions and 20 pur- chased homesteads, as against a total of 821 homestead entries for the first four months of 1908. During the last few days the fol- lowing building permits have been is- sued. Albert Dainty, Wallwork St., resi- dence J. Henderson, G-lyn St., residence, R. W. Watson, Westminster Eoad, residence J. H. Cheney, Bompas St., auto gar- age, Geo: B- Stacey, Wallwork addition, lumber shed and office of Stacey Lumber Co., Dr. JVC. V. Gallivan, Redpath residence E. W. Holmes, Bartlett St., resi- dence, T. 0. Johnson, cor. Dufferin and Burdett, hotel, E. J. Hill, Redpath St., business block, Charlie London Road, shack, J. Sandquist, Ashmead St., stable, T: Kennedy, WILL BE HERE TONIGHT DROWNED IN THE MILK RIVER Ole Benson Loses Life While Fording At Ashes' R. DEACON President of Winnipeg Manuftcaurers1 Association The gun club held its Saturday ehoot and the following scores were made Ford Thomson, Winnipeg, 16; T. G. McNabB 16, K. D. Johnson 15, F. R. Agncw 14, A. B. Stafford 13, H. Withers 11, J. W. Staf- ford 8. The first regular shoot of the sea- son will be held Wednesday evening as soon after .6.30 p.m, as it is pos- sible for the members to get out. The field captains are very anxious to have a good turn out, so don't have an engagement till after the shoot. All who are interested in shotgun shooting and who would like to j'oin the club are asked to turn out Wed- nesday evening. DICTIONARY BURNED Grttt Excitement at' Springs School St. Thomas, April terriffic shock and a choice assortment of bad language greeted the .little janitress of the public school at Cedar Springs Kent County, as she opened up the school on Monday morning to find it already occupied a burly, red- whiskered and disreputable looking tramp. He explained that a doctor coming ia on the Chatham car told him that he could put up for the night at the school. The whole school was in an uproar when it learned that, La order to keep the tramp had burned the diction- ary and some of the childrens' b So far nothing has been done wi'h Ole Benson, a prominent rancher in the Writing-on-Stone district was'a view to appending the drowned crossing the Milk River at i Ashe's ford. Benson was a Swede who had lived tea years ia the Milk River settle- MARSH WON Toronto, May thousand ment. He went to town on Saturday People saw the Marathon. race at April 24, and when returning horae1Hanlan's Point today.--.The winner with a load of seed oats about 9 p.m. of Winnipeg, who did the he attempted to ford the river. At ;distance m 2.39.47, beating the time daylight the next" morning when Mr. ;loade bv Sr- Yves 'm New York b-v Asbe whose house is near the ford, tnan a minute. saw a horseless wagon in mid stream, i NOT AGAINST BRITISH RULE WILL BE TONIGHT Movement In India Is Purely a Racial One LITTLE LAD'S SUDDEN DEATH a team of horses on the further bank j away down stream and Uvo hounds on i the other side. j i Neighbors gathered and assisted by j Cont. Green of the R.N.W.M.P., search was made for the driver. But, as Mr. Benson was known to have been wearing a fur coat, it is sup- posed that for some reason he had got out and unhitched the horses and was carried away with the current has many treacher-us under- currents. There is no bridge and the river had risen two and a half feet in three hours, when Mr. 'Benson, all unconscious of the fact had driven into the ford in the darkness. The next afternoon .Mr. Ashe put up. a red flag to warn new settlers who j just attempting to cross. Search j has been made for the body of the drowned man, but as yet it has not been found. Did Candy Little Rex Virtue Ate Contain Poison Ole Benson was well known as an HUNG TURKS IN EARLY MORN Massacres At Adana Had Been Well Planned Victoria, May Frederick Hamilton, son of the Duke of Aber- corn and a prominent British diplo- mat and traveller, arrived by "the press of Japan this evening, re- turning from ladia, where he attend- ed his son's wedding to the daughter of the governor general, Lord ilinto. Speaking of conditions in India, he said the seditious movement has been caused by the abolition of the cen- sorship of this- press, which was mis- taken in the movement and allowed the Bengals to scatter their sedition broadcast. The leaders have lately adopted the- gramaphone to spread sedition and the officials are in a quandry. They cannot arrest a grainaphone, you know. It is mis- taken idea, though, to say the move- ment-is against British rule. It is purely racial, brown against white. Bengalisis are alone "spreading sedi- tion and owing to these tribesmen being despised by other tribes, the movement is slower in spreading than it otherwise would 'be. Speaking of Lord Kitchener, the retiring com- mander of" the .British army in In- dia, Lord Hamilton said he under- stood Kitchener was to -di- rector general of the British forces on his return to Egypt. TO KEEP OUT YELLOW MacKenzie King Says Japan Is Anxious About It MAYOR EVANS Of Winnipeg, Member of Exposition Committee Constantinople, May civilians and soldiers sentenced by the military for murder, were hang- old timer and a rancher who owned ;ed in different points of the city at a fine house.not far from the scene of the accident. He also owned a large herd of cattle ami horses. He a bachelor and has no relatives in this part of the country as far as known NEW ALBERTA COAL COMPANY Montreal, May is stated here The home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Rex Virtue was saddened last evening by the most distressing death of their! Greenshields, Limited, and director four o'clock this morning. Documentary evidence ..has been dis- j covered among the records of the I telegraph office of knowledge of Con- stantinople that massa- cres had been planned for 'the Adana- district, and that they were to. coin- cide -with the political events here. Other papers have -been found indi- that E. B. Greenshields, head of j eating also that the conspirators at" Coutts, residence, R. W. Wallace, Round St., addition to Billiard Hall, Oddfellows At Church The Oddfellows and the Rebeccas attended the service at Westminster church last night where the pastor, Rev. A- A. Lytle, who is also an Oddfellow, preached a sermon on the principles and aims of the society. Yesterday was the anuiversary of Oddlellowship in America. The preacher showed the origin of Oddfellowship to Tie the result of a natural development vfrpin very early customs.. The lirst lodge was formed 1813' and was. introduced into America in 1819 and into Canada in. 1843; S ow there are lodges and 8.219 branches of the Rebeccas, a total membership of over two millions. In theV-year was spent by the order in thie work of relief The membership of the local branch of Oddfellows on, Dec. 31st last was 108. and of the Rebeccas 46. Last year the local lodge spent in tho: works of relief. The resources and tho expenditures last year, 615. Four widows are receiving; annually from the local lodge. The growth of the order was at- tributed to the fact that the order adapts itself to the needs of man- kind and recognizes the fact that all men. are 'brothers. From the of the friendship of Jonathan and David and the par- able of the Good Samaritan, a direct and forceful discourse was given on the three links, Friendship, Love and Truth. The members were urged to >bc true to the aims of the .order and make Oddfellowship all that it is in- tended to be. eldest child, Cyril Rex, a lad four ye.ars and four months old. The in- cidents attending the death of the little boy are very peculiar and very sad. He was down town on Satur- day evening 'with" his mother and returned- home about eight o'clock 'with some candy. He and the other children ate some of the candy before going to bed. About six o'clock Sun- day morning, Cyril was taken very ill with vomiting attending. Dr. .Cragg was called in and he managed to re- lieve the pain and stop the vomiting. After awaking, from sleep he was taken much worse and Dr. Cragg be- ing called again, called in Dr. MewT burn and both doctors worked to save his life until eight o'clock when the little fellow died. v _ The illness had every symptom of. ptomaine poisoning. The canry might have been blamed were .it not for the fact that the other children ate it too, and were not taken ill. The little boy was a great favor- the palace acted -in the Sultan's of the Grand Trunk Pacific, will be name in preparing the military mut- head of the new on Pass Coal Fields, Limited, a concern that will operate areas in Alberta said to contain tons of coal. 13. Lists of houses with notes on the kind of loot to be found therein were discovered on some of the prisoners now in cus- 'tody. SOCIETY SENSATION IN CITY OF ST. CATHERINES. Prominent Man Under Arrest Charg- ed With Attempting to Kill Wife St. Catherines, Ont., April great sensation was caused here to- day by the arrest of Charles Barril- lier, charged with attempting to kill his wife. The Barrillers are prom- inent society people and live in a fine residence. About a week ago Mrs Barrillier was removed to the hospital from her "home suffering from a sever gash in the head which was supposed she received from a fall. Mere details of the affair have been given out but it is understood that the couple quarrelled and Bar- rillier struck his wife on. the head with some heavy instrument. THE LATE CANON ROGERS At St. Augustin's church yesterday the services throughout the day were of a memorial character, special hymns being sung in memory of the late Rev. Canon Geo. Rogers. In the sermon at the evening service the rector spoke at length and referred to his personal loss in the death of a friend, the loss of the parish in losing an experienced adviser and a generous supporter, and concluded by making reference to the "important life work that Mr. Rogers had done for the church, especially in the or- ganization of the Di-.cese of Rupert's Land. The special prayers of the congregation were asked for the be- reaved members of the family. The service closed by the organist playing Ohnmii's funeral march. Victoria., B.C., May L. Mac- kenzie King, who was a short time ago appointed minister of "labor and who was the Canadian representative at the recent Opium Conference held at Shanghai, returned irom Japan, China and India by the R.M.S. Em- press of Japan this afternoon. He% had been travelling in the orient since closing of the opium conference having first visited India, and re- cently had been in North China, hav- ing been in Pekin but a short time before going to Japan- He has been looking into the ques- tion of Oriental immigration since leaving Shanghai. He said "To preserve the standards whicii our in- dustrial classes have reached, restric- tion ol immigration is an absolute j necessity. This is recognized by the authorities across the Pacific, hardly less than by ourselves, and as long as we act -with forbearance and con- PAY THE MONEY INTO THE COURT Order Of Justice Stewart In In Horse Deal Case difficulties eastern to face, we have sideration of the statesmen have nothing to fear from Oriental immi- gration lor years to .come. "While in Japan I was- invited by the foreign office to confer regarding the immigration question, and a frank exchange of views took .place, but until I have-made my report at Ottawa I'cannot discuss them. Can- ada and the United though, can rely upon the statement made eight weeks ago by Count Komura. Japanese minister, in a carefully pared speech in which he announced that Japan proposed to restrict; im-': migration across the Pacific" T Talk In Fernie Of Another Conference District Officers Still Dissatisfied Witli Attitude Of International Representatives The afternoon session of the .Su- preme Court in Lethbridge was de- vs. Anderson et al. This is a Mc- Laughlin horse "deal case, the defend- ants refusing to pay for a stallion purchased, alleging fraud. Judge Stuart judgment that defendants pay into court the amount sued for, and interest, and costs of trial fixed at and that they then be allowed to file amend- ment to -defence giving particulars of alleged that there -be a new trial on all issues raised; on default of payment into a court, a, judgment .for plaintiffs with costs. The time of the court this morning and afternoon was occupied with the Hill vs. Spraid case. (Special to The Herald.) Fernie, May H. Rogers; of ite with everybody who knew him., Ottumwa, Iowa, International Board The parents have the sympathy of a very large circle of friends in their of composed of the state of Iowa, member for Dist. Thirteen U. M. W. sudden bereavement. The funeral, will, take place tomor- row afternoon. at 2.30. SATURDAY BASEBALL At 3; Vancou- ver 10. At 3: Seattle 8. At 4; Spokane 11.. EaftUrn At Jersey: City 5; Ro- chester 1. At 4; Newark 2. At Rocky 13; To- ronto 3. American (Games of Sunday) arrived in town this morning, and is stopping at the King Edward Ho- tel, in company with Ji E. Morgan, of district ten, who has been here ior the last three weeks in connection with the trouble between the opera- tors' association and the miners in this, District A meeting of the District Board will be held here dur- the week, not later than Thursday, to bring about a meeting with the operators for the purpose of recon- sidering the preamble to the agree- ment arrived at at the Macleod meet- ing. Whether the operators are in a humor to consider anything out- side the lines agreed upon then is not certain. That body'has taken the stand that an agreement has been arrived at and accepted in the regu- At 8t Louis 0 40; Cle- lar way provided in such cases, and veland 170. At 5 10 1; Detroit 6 10 0. (Games of Saturday) At 583; St. Louis 2 11 0. jthat to depart- from that course would vitiate any agreement arrived at in any future negotiations, and make such proceedings farcical. Under present conditions, District 18. cannot receive any financial as- Morgan and the International. In ithe.-face mandate of the- cori- yantion 12-14 we could not adppt.an autocratic decision.without consulting the rank and who elected it. Nevertheless, and just to please the Internatioal Board member in, his persistent attempts to bring us back to the Macleod pro- posals we have requested the local unions to take one more vote on the stand .already so emphatically taken by their own convention. "The unions will in all probabil- ity be men enough to stand by the union principle at stake; and since this will be their third endorsement ofv the gland made for union prin- .ciples by District President Frank Sherman, the International Board Member will surely- be convinced at last. that" the men of this district mean just what they say, .that the time has come when the Inter- national officers must show that they are "on earth for some other purpose than to look wise between labor trou- bles and give aid and comlort to the dmployers when labor troubles, -do come on the stage. "There is a tremendous moral principle at stake in this contest; and it looks to me as il the entire At New York-Phjlndel- 'Distance from the- International Or- CELEBRATCD PREACHER DEAD Aberdeen, Scotland, May Very Rev. John Marshall Lang, chan- cellor and principal of Aberdeen TJni- rcrsity, died today. phia, Rain. National (Games of Sunday) ganization. J. D. Hurd, general manager of the C. N. P. Co., who has been absent Chicago 8 81; from Fernie for a few days at the Pittsburf. 6 10 1. (2nd) Chicago 0 Coast, has returned to the city by 6 4; Pittsburg 650. (this morning's flyer. At St. Cincinnati 4 8 Trtubla With International St. Louis 5 6 1. (2nd) Cincinnati 13 District Vice President Evans is 14 3; St. Louis 8 6 1. i reported as having made the follow- ing statement in regard to the strike At 8t, 8 7 1; St. in the Fernie Ledger: Louis 784. "Our main inside trouble with the1 crowning folly of affixing the seal and official signatures of a trades union body to a non-union agreement, then these International officers must surely overlook :the fact tJialt the cause and prestige of trade unionism has been handed down to us by our fathers, who suffered for that cause, with some other object in view than simply to enable us to trade it off for a vile compromise and personal advantage. "As to Morgan himself his present attitude seems to me to be a very ridiculous bluff. In the convention of April 12-14 he finally took a stand in favor of our position and accord- ingly served notice on the operators that the. Macleod negotiations could not be recognized as an "agreement." Since Frank Sherman's latest sickness however, he seems to have recanted] this position and gone back to his former support of -the policy of sur- render. In our board meeting of to- day we finally forced him to declare himself as to what, we would gain by a'cepting his advice and this was bis position: 'If you do not resume ne- gotiations on the Macleod basis I cannot advise the International Board to give you aid.' Of course, if we we do surrender to the operators we HYD-E MUST GO TO JAIL Paris, .May Hazen Hyde, of New York, former vice president of the Equitable Life Assurance So- ciety, and his chauffeur Lawice, were today condemned by default, Mr. Hyde to one month's imprisonment and fine of" and his chaffeur to a month's imprisonment and a fine of They were charged with running into a taxicab last October and in-. juring a passenger. JROUBLE AT ZION CITY Chicago, May City, Dowie's former, stronghold, has two mayors and two councils. The latter will sit or try to sit tonight at the same meeting place and both mayors will attempt to preside. One has the most votes but the other is backed by-' Wilbur Glen Volvia, and the po- lice force and is determined to con- tinue his offica another year. Vio- lence is expected. prestige and influence of Internation- i will not need any financial aid, and al Board Members Morgan and Lew- is were being thrown against that principle. Even at the very worst, the most, that could happen would be for isolated members of our un- ion to go back to work as individuals so it becomes perfectly clear that Morgan is here without the slightest instruction or power to do us any financial good, while his wobbly at- titude is meantime doing us infinite harm. under pressure of poverty and with-1 "Our boys will undoubtedly show oat besmirching the honor of our union as a whole. But when Morgan and Lewis try to get us to endorse such non-union principles, and to ridicule and shame on trade unionism itself by getting us to com- the American Board British back bone and pluck are worth roost at the very time when the enemy thinks he has got us jammed into a tight, cor- ner .with himself in front and a wob- bly ally in the rear." SCOTCH FARMERS MAKE REPORT London, April Scottish Agricultural Commission which vis- ited Canada in 1908, have issued their report. It is an excellent an- alysis of agricultural conditions in Canada. They point out that Can- ada suffers from "honest exaggera- as well as from superabun- dance of land agents and speculat- ors, but on the other hand it is a boundless agricultural possibilities. They recommend that no farm in Canada un- til he jbiow sthe country, iu climat- ic conditions, and has learned ex- as a hired hand or other- wise. It is remarked that their high appreciation of the capacities of Canada will be valuable, especially, as it is acknowledged that "rare hospitality" has not swept them away in a tide of indiscriminate eulogy. CABINET RESIGNS Constantinople, May Turk- ish cabinet, resigned today. The po- litical sun is bewildering and no one can tell what the outcome will be., Thei latest ministry was organized April, 30th, -with Tewfit Pasha as Grand Vizer. WINNIPEG .MURDER CASE Winnipeg, May nothing; new today in the James murder case according to a prominent police of- ficer today. However, the police.are working on a clue and a special man has been sent to St. Laziere-in-con- nection with-the case. It is alleged that one of acquaintanc- es who knew her before her marriage is residing there. What light this is expected to throw" on 'the the police refuse to state. The po- lice do not attach much importance to the statement that ters had been sent to Mrs. James, in care of her parents at Gladstone. Big Strike In Quebec Magog, Quebec, May 300 to 400 operatives of the Dominion Textile Company remained .away from work this and as a: result only six hundred of the looms are in operation. strike is expected to become general before end of the day. Print are not aflec'ted. The strikers are dissatisfied with arrangements for board of con- under Lemieux Act, claim- ing that the company's represent- ative on the board was an official of the company, which contem- plated by the Lemieux Act. GOING TO CRANBROOK Woodstock, Ont., May G. W. King, pastor of Oxford .street Baptist church this city, has ac- :epted the pastorate of the First Bap- tist Church, Cranorook, B. C. tiJ.il A TIDAL WAVE Detroit, Mich., April wave, ten feet high, at South on the east shore of Lake Michi- gan, was the most unusual f.ature of the wind and rainstorm which swSpt over Lake Michigan last night. [he wave caused about dam- age to the water front property. WILL REMAIN SIX YEARS Ottawa, May is announced hat His Excellency has decided to complete full six years of his terra as governor general of panada. the de- cision of Earl Grey to remain in Can- ada as the best piece of personal news received from the outer empire or a long time, the Sunday Observer says Britain never sent out a more inspiring proconsul. No ive of the king could have done more splendid work.