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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta JACOB MERKE ON THE STAND ;SAYS HE IS A DREAMER BUT DID NOT "COMMIT ANY CRIMES M 'Medicine Hat, April was flutter of excitement ,at the Dream- trial this morning when the pris- "iier, Jacob Merkel, known as the >Son of God, asked permission to make statement. He spoke as follows: "Some two years since I came to After weeks I '.vent back told my brother in Dakota about possibilities of the country. I ELECTRIC HEADLIGHTS Railway Commitsion May Require That Theee Shall Be Placed on Montreal, April secretary of the board of railway commission has bent out to all railway 'com- panies in Canada the following cir- cular: "Owing to the-numerous reports ih. board has received from its inspectors relating to the poor condition of the lights ou a large, number "of locomo- tive engines hi "'use on" the different railway systems iu Canada; the board has had under consideration the "ad- visability of requiring the railway companies subject to its jurisdiction, to use an electric system of head- lights or some other good system that back ii: July 1906 and remained will give satisfactory light for the Ja unary 1908, buying some land protection of life and property. GRAIN FORT FOR THE C.P.R. C. P. -und working it. I then went back to '.'The board directs me to say that i Dakota -to fetch up horses and ma- it. will be. glad have you iils with "Chlnery. 1 came back in March and -Aince that time have been working 4 the land. Otherwise, I belong to what "they call the Dreamers but- I con- ducted all mybusinesa according to :the laws of the country. Nothing was tsaid at the meeting on April 13 to anyone. Nothing was ever -.said: in. any meeting about burning sor destroying. I would not approve or such language. I had not any Itention-of harming any one but came "to Canada to build up a home as best I could. It is nine years since Ij to the States from Russia, married into the family of After J was married trouble arose. My wife's brothers debauched her. They were caught in the act once but it, in writing, at as early a date as posible, such observation as you may to make regarding the proposal of the board to issue an order, aa suggested herein." SCHOOL DISTRICT FINED R. WILL MAKE VICTORIA HARBOR ITS HEAD- QUARTERS Montreal, April largest in- has been awakened here since the Hon. Dr. Pugsley practically promised that the government would dredge Victoria Harbor, thus meeting the C. P. E. half way in making that place the company's great grain port on.Georgian Bay and by so doing di- vert if possible the millions of bush- els of grain now going to the seaboard via. Buffalo to the St. Lawrence route. It appears that the C. P. E. plans at Victoria harbor are on a. grand scale" They provide for an elevator of ten million bushels capacity to be constructed in five units of two millions pnch while the plants hand- ling capacity will be bushels or %one trainload of 62 cars which number the company claims to be able to haul with one locomotive. From Montreal to Peterboro the Because a School Pupil Prairie Fire a Pmcher Creek, April the result of enquiries made by the R. N. W. M. P. 4nto the prairie fires started company's existing road of 262 miles in length is being double tracked and a further extension of 97 miles to Victoria Harbor will be completed the whole having a grade of 3-10 of one per cent, or practically a level road. jaear town last week, Messrs. Allison, f This company is endeavoring to doj "I__ ____3 T __. ____ _1 1 I _ _ _1_ _ i J.T. T-n t-, j -f BROKERS SUSPENDED ONE SUICIDES New York, April suspensiqn of Kosster, Rnapp and Company, Brokers, and meuibers of the Xew York Stock Exchange, was announc- ed on the exchange today. Charles Coster, a member of the firm committed suicide last night. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE WEST SOME SAY MINISTER IS EXTRAV- AGANF AND, OTHERS THAT HE IS NOT SPENDING ENOUGH ArRAJDOFTHE TO ENLARGE WATER SYSTEM London, Ont., April water decided to ask! the council to "submit a by-law for a half million dollars for the extension of the water system of the city. Rev. J. M. Harrison Recounts Some of His Experiences in Western Canada I of Ottawa, April net results session o: the House was I to vote .only committee j 01 supply of public works estimate, to j demonstrate joiore apparent- ly aimless obstruction tactics of the Opposition their lack of effective and (consistent leadership and the axiom-{ jalous positions into which they t0uay blundered INVESTIGATION INTO .MARINE DEPARTMENT AFFECT T TORY EMPLOYEES '-_ 1 t" Ottawa, April vain, (tempt to some capital, o i led in an endeavor to make political (From Wednesday's Daily.) j capital. At the meeting of the Westminster j The other evening while admlnis- Guild in Knox Church Monday night taring to Mr. Fowler a well deserved Itov. J. M. Harmon, 'pastor of j POCHETTE MUST HANG Quebec, April Rochette, found guilty morning of poisoning Ins first wife was -sentenced by Justice Cross to be hanged on June 27. COMING TO GOD'S COUNTRY Montreal, April 29. A party of French Canadians left on the West- ern Express this morning for West- ern Canada. They occupied the two :olonist cars. refused to discontinue Having -caught them we' go't' into" a "scrap, one -drew a knife and I had a revolver. I was stabbed first and then shot him shoulder. 1 was sentenced FREE SCHOOL-BOOKS IN B. C. -Vancouver, B. C., April sr. and J. McLean were fined by G. I for Canada what the Illinois Central j arrangements have been made by the the Hon. Puesley re- ley vChurch, gave a very interesting J marked that when he entered the Do- address on "A few leaves from ,bisj minion House he expected to find pioneer ministry" The instructs e Jan assembly of gentlemen but chat he and serious 'kernel of ihe address was j had been forced to the-regretable garnished with much tliat was affius- elusion that tliere were a few ex- ceptions. Hjs short experience of .the Opposition in committee of sup- ple must also have impressed the minister of public works with the fact tha.it thej- have peculiarities other than a lack of courtesy toward their opponents. For example it must be Miss Macdonald read a well prepar-j very puzzling to a new jninister to ed paper on Korea, giving on account 1 find the Conservatives getting up and of what missionary endeavor' has- ac-; roundly denouncing the public works complished there, 3Iiss Murray gave j department for spending too much Sir. luxrriijon's powers of des- cription and narration held the rapt attention of his audience. Prominent throughout the address was a hum- orous vein which can not be exhibit- ed in. tho pulpit. Before }lr. Harrison was introduced a splendid biographical sketch of the money only to be followed by another! life of "The Heroic Saint the same side complaining just as Rev. John 3IacKenzie. A strong i vociferously that it was not spending note of Christian, heroism was sound- i enough. Some times the spectacle mistake of impujfnmgr the good .faith and intelligence of Mr. Justice sells, who is to conduct the into the civil service general charges of malfeasance fice on the part of staff of the marine department. 5 time of the house 'was frittered in an, obviously illogical and unjiM-. tillable attempt to discredit the laV; quiry before it is begun, any possible advantage -that 'might accrue out of reiteration _ that are still sub-judice." Some da.yii ago the opposition vehemently "cte- manded an investigation of the partment presided over by .Bbn.lHr. 1' Brodeur and now that the ment has provided for a full thorough probing of all the cusations made, the trend of position criticism today seems" .to "in- I> ed by this paper. [was presented of a member berating D. Plunkett, J. P., for being responJ is doing for New Orleans by a sim- provincial government for the dis-1 Marshall was'well rendered. The trio- by 3Iessrs. Mills, Cope and "the government as extravagant in one nn T j- i ashes which 30 days and costs. I divorced sible for starting" two. E. W. Mor- gan, of Pinch er City appeared as secretary of the School trustees to one started at the sta- ff it seems was" caused the children emptying out a live coal. ilarly level road at a cheaper rate of free school books and than it can be taken Miss- issippi by barges. I0n" 1 one ARCHBISHOP OF GREEK CHURCH This "was all done with open- ness.' There was no dream. From the [This, coal started a prairie fire The affair was purely accidental but ac- to the law the school dis-! Held Service on Sunday evidence in this trial I think the fire was incendiary. I knew nothing was so a fine_ of About it.' I have read letters in the f C0sts was There I meetings but there was no mention benlg no money in (From Wednesday's Daily.) The Easter celebration the last supplies among the different schools in British Columbia. _ the treasury to'Greek Catholics of Lethbridge them of destroying anyone, the fine the secretarv was a1' Sunday was of unusual interest a few weks until th nw taxes i _____ 110 orders -to destroy. I came to this to make a success. Comirlg to dreams, I have dreams, yes, "but'T never discussed with anyone. JC have heard of a lew' dreams being 'at meetings but, I paid no -attention" and gave no instructions. APPEAL OF GEO_ HOUK AGAINST CONVICTION IS NOT CESSFUL stated case in the case of Geo. Houk 'charged v.ith selling liq-acr re- tail-was not considered by the Court a. few weeks until the nw taxes come in. to produce the money. BLEW HIM AGAINST WALL Terrific Explosion in C. N. R. Shops at Winnipeg cause of the presence of the renown- ed Archbishop Serafin. the Arch- bishop of all Kussian OrtKo- 'dox of America. He" jarrived' on Saturday and the Easter Mass was celebrated in the St. Ma- ry's parish" hall, Staffordville from j eleven o'clock Saturday "night until Winipeg, April 30.-Dugald Vclock Sunday morning. The Lennan, a workman employed at the [explosion of dynamite bombs at mid- Canadfan Northern shops narrowly es- ight formed a part of c-elebra. caped death this morning in a gas the greatest explosion 'having explosion which completely wrecked been ofi by, -the Archblshop. ihe company's big generating plant, jVrchbishop Serafin is the head snd caused damage amounting to the Greek Catholic Church ca, the erection of whose- cathedral I WOODSTOCK BARBER ARRESTED Woodstock, 'Ont.. April Duke, of a barber shop "was arrested here yesterday charged -with arson and attempt to defraud. It is charged that he set fire to the block in which his shop was located Sunday morning in an endeavor to secure insurance, money on tlie shop i breath and in the next asserting that Mr. Harrison 'began by telling of, this or' that particular town was" be-i they would rather have the adequate steps- taken" ,tt? inform the public of actual tnitfi rof the charges and the public interviewed by any, that may be found necessary as result of Mr." Justice 'CasselFs iJ his call, to the western field whu'o he ing neglected. Dr. Reid, one of the had labored thirty-five years. His ''chief critics of the government' on answer, the only one, to the call for the score of extravagance joined iu men for the West was accepted Cockshutt's cry of more money 1874. followed a. narrative of i for Brantford and laid himself 'open the journey to the land, on the to a very happy retort from, the min- boat to.JJuluth, by theater of works. "By useless "Bed River, and by targe to v quietly observed Dr. Pugs- i 'r r itigation." The Hon. Mr. -VBrodeur Winnipeg. The -experiences on ''Dr. Eeid actually costs the steam barge were exceptionally inter- 1 country more than would' complete esting.. [the new public building-at JBrant- BOOM BROKE; LOGS GO Three Rivers, Q., April is re- ported here that the booms river .at St.- Geneive ,broke and that some logs wintered there were being carried with the ice in the St. Lawrence er. Thnseriogs> belong to the .Price" Bros, and, the St. Maurice Lumber Co. i In his first year's work Mr. Har-1 ford. The talkative doctor subsid- ri6cn_.was associated Tvith Dr. -Young at Winnipeg. This city had.then a- E. "N. Lewis, West Huron, in the at his usual work, feeding tfie of-Appea] as being wjthin their jur- into the generating plant isdiction and they accordingly without any -warning whatever, fused to give an opinion on the point t'nere was a terrific- Teport and He hurled across the room and bang- against the wall. McLennan will i-ecover. The cause of the explosion issue as to- whether-or not notice -of .the grounds of the appeal should by the appellant. C, "F. .Harris for the appellant submitted f cannot be ascertained- was not necessary under the! Jiquor license ordinance, while Judge was of the opinion that it JAPS FOR ALBERTA Tancouver, B. C., April Japanese arrivwi night-xjn uie Empress- of India from Yokohama en- ln Winnipeg-a year or caused bo much comment." He -was appoint- ed to take charge of the work in'Am- erica by the church in Russia and is real head of the church on this continent. He is, recognized by tho -was necessary according to the crim- MISSISSIPPI DIVIDED J Church pf England archbishop. j In explanation of of tho archbishop the use of -St. "Mary's hall for. his services, iRev. J. S. Chi- jvcrs, rector -of St. Augustin's, said Tumultous Time at the Republican I.u u -i j e :that the Church of England State Convention inal-- code in regard to appeals. As notice was not given and as the Court of Appeals refused to -give a Jackson, -Miss., April Re- tholic and decision, on the case, Judge Winter i publican state convention held here jnized the Greek Catholic priests and bishops as they do the Roman Ca- accordingly, dismissed the appeal. today proved' rather tumultous, a ra- them. in church by established The conviction of Houk by- magistrat- es .Humphries and thus stands .JUK! as. wholesale license is cancelled. AN AGED .IMMIGRANT ther lively fisticuff preceeding opening of the-session. The outcome --------0 I'orie faction favoring ad- ministration and selecting delegates j known to be favorable to the policies j of 'Roosevelt. The other wing elected a full list of delegates; A French Canadian Woman, Aged! v Oc A f HA i adopted resolutions denouncing from Montana ft the [present, national administration and instructed their delegates to vote for Senator Foraker for the nomination. -aged immigrants. Lethbridge appears to hold the rpcord. Last night, three Le Clair-by name, came over the south line from iMontana. With them was their mo-j ther, who is ninety-five years o'f'age.'i at Yorkton from Fort William The family are French Canadians from Quebec but have been in Mon-} tana for several years. DOUKHOBORS HELPLESS and Have No Homes to Go to (route to Calgary. They are first con- signment of'settlers .from" Japan and will be located on; the land bought .in the. Alberta Irrigation belt by a Japanese company_ jwhich jslans _ to. start an Oriental colony-in that pro- BAD TIMES AT NEW CITY Vancouver, B. C., April population of less than pre sented crude, and military, ap- peai-ance. -chief- -buildings were the Fort and the Hudson Bay Stores The speaker was personally acqjualnt- ed with Scott, Dr. Schultz and the present mayor of Winnipeg who fig- ured so prominently in the Red Ri- Rebellion. In this connection .he spoke of the brutal murder of Tho- mas Scott whose life blood could not be covered up nor its traces be des- troyed for four days after his 'death. on ios nrst 'field Mr. Harrison had appointments surrounding Winnipeg, at distances- varying from twelve to fifty-eight miles. In his first month's work he visited all these appoint- ments. The difficulty in travelling the inconvenienc es many. On one. journey he was guided by a man- who used tob'acco who preceded him. over the prairie. The speaker here drew a picture of House urged upon the government the" advisability of "immediate 'action to asceVtain the real facts regarding the pulp wood and timber resources of the Dominion. He advocated a small preliminary committee with full, power.- to investigate' the resourc- es of Canada as the United States and other countries, and also to study the effect of the export, duties' or other means for 'preserving the resources and keeping "the manufacturer at horce. triaCiioihing could be mare important that the pre-. serration of Canada s forests. In his. opinion they were far frorjL -inexhaus- tible and it would not be.- difficult to see that at the present rate they be pretty -well gone before many clearly explained that the ob-T ject of the .inquiry was to 'get truth and separate the sheep the _ goats in department. He "tin- tirnated that carhe to light unpalatable'facts T-, may be disclosed. --Apart- notions which '-s opposition." attack extra- ordinary- feature of the criticisms" -was the veiled -expressions of- cf confidence in Judge" ainst whose pttjbfty and judicial" inde pendence there Tjeen" a'sha- suspicion, by'insinuatingihat' the council appointed to "tbe enquiry 'would really'liev employed" lit" bucking' BToh. Mr. brilliant reply to "the-Opposition ear-'; y {foment led to nn cover-by the "Opposition- speakers who followed who Chastened disclaim any of 'impugning acity and 'Ia.ir.ness.' ofvJudge "Cassels. The Hon. -W. ed two bills- which 'were "foreshadow- these legalizes proceedings years.. COMING April was anounced' i moose hide moccasins, and no work in sight for four or five weeks _ v_ J v___ __. s was auounceci himself dressed-ih a suit deer skin last night fonnerly and the majority of them without money, Prince Rupert's- population is in a bad way and-today men are seeking an existence by .living on fish and clams; TO WED EARL'S BROTHER London, April engage- missions ainang- 'the Greek Catholics for the education, of their priests who in many parts of the East, are Vfry_ Keeently the..'AJishop of L.ondon made a-tour of Asia Min- or and Palestine and participated in ambassador to the Honorable John the- services in- the Greek Catholic Hubert Ward, brother of the earl of riding a horse that had been a but- falo runner. 3n winter he -rode in. a. toboggan shaped sled, in the making of 'which no "nails' were used as on his suit found. In his work' on the subsequent ap- pointments the missionary was oblig- ed to use the simplest language. Of- high commissioner for South Africa is to visit Canada during the coming fall and that he has accepted an in- vitation to address members of the Canadian Club of Ottawa. ment of Miss Jean Reid, daughter of jbut bannockf raadc of arfd wa_ and tea without trimmings. Sometimes he spent "the night in Cathedrals. On March 18 of this shop Serafin excommunicated. twelve priests on the charge of themselves together an arbltrary and unauthorized.-consistory, without consulting himself as their head; and of carrying on a propoganda for the Dudley, was announced by Mr. and Mrs. Reid. COLLISION ON THE DETROIT AND JACKSON ELECTRIC ROAD Yorkton. Sask., April one Doukhobors arrived here this j morning by special train. A number were recently released from the, Fort [Presbyterian Church and receiving money from that church." This has reference to the formation of the In- Greek Church, which-'was jdone with the aid of the Presbyter- ian Church of Canada are cducat ing several of the priests to work among their countrymen in Western Canada. Among those cxcommuni- I William -jaif'arid were snipped "here cated is lhc priest. who established A t__ i _ _____ j- "Detroit, Mich., April 29.-Six peo- j by the g0vernment. These pie were killed and a -score or more j people are all de5titute and 'have no injured, several fatally when, a lim-jhomes to go tp> The comldl car rast.bound on the Detroit and board of trade have taken the and -Jackson gcncTally. known j matter up with the. of- as the Ann Arbor line, collided with; ficials at Retina and the Doukho- a regular four miles east of YpsilanM bors are being kept in tlie coacheSj yesterday morning. It is said that j pending instructions from Regina; confusion over -the order which is to have been changed is res- ponsible for the collision. The'Mounted Police are guarding the .coaches. the xvork here but left some time ngo. The church he erected was re- cently purchased by Wesley M'etho- JOHN TAYLOR DEAD Toronto, Ont.'t April of. the best known business m'en of the city passed away unexpectedly last night in the person of John Taylor head of thp firm of John "Taylor and Company manufacturers of soaps' and on Front St. east. years old. Mr. Tavlor was 66 CIGARETTES TO MINORS Ottawa, Ont., April is stod that the anti-cigarette legislation referred to by Hon. W. S. Fielding in the Commons Monday night will be .smoky -houses which'-sholtered calves; chickens and pigs. At Pemo'ina tain in IS 76 the speaker was the f only representative of any church in an area forty miles by .fifty miles; Mr. Harrison let his .hearers" into a portion of his life which was some- thing of a romance. He had written a letter to the "if ojitrcal Witness descriptive- of the country, the means of causing a family ,-to de- cide to come to the land whence the letter had boen written. A short "time after their arrival in the new land he casually met two of -the young ladies oi the family, one of whom had preserved the article pub- young iady have, ROSS AT EDMONTON Edmonton, Alta., April' C. Eoss of New York and; Thos. P. Cainey "or have signed an to wrestle best tliree .in five falls collar and elbow Irish style for- at the Mechanics hall Ed- monton. taken last year-in-connection the. advancesf for the grain: The second -bill "amends the- banking permitting- then Thursday June 4th to nominate I shot herself'.in the head with a revol- Jieir candidate tlie House dfivor this morning. The doctors say Commons. j she cannot recover. A young man J with wiiom the. girl was keeping COW WINS IN BUTTER TEST company says that he gave her the revolver for safe keeping. The girl Fond du Lac, Wis., April j comes from. Arnprior and is of Gcr- laruia CoIantha.JI., a. Holstein-Fries-j man extraction. dan cow owned, by W.J.Gillet has i_______________ tha thirty :'days' test con-j MAJOR HODGINS' CHARGES lucted by the Wisconsin Agricultural! Ottawa, April .special com- ioll.cgo, producing 154 pounds of but- 'niittei- of the Commons appointed to or. The is of signifi- investigate Major Hodcins' charges :ance because Mr. Gillett's Colantha in connection with the Transcontin- FARMER BURNED TO DEATH YeUowGrass. Sask.. April fort-v ard Carter M. D. were this morning j id Sh'aib, aged 21 living in township i Lirnos aild ]anded ten sent "up for trial on the. charge of' 8 range 19 was burned to by !iniics hoine- Today seyen men procuring and the other of perform- Ja prairie fire on Monday the 20th. jarc on the same field. As ing an operation'on Katie Mclntosh, j He went out to liunt cattle and wasisnlary fm' tho y-ar.. after-bis a twelve year old girl. Both wore ad- j overtaken by the fir.: and perished. !mHrri4lpt >IC mitted- to bail in i Search -parties out found his remains! Thcse throuffh which ho as ------_-------------- Jon Tluirsday the 23rd. !many Passwl' ivoi-e the speafc- ____________ icrs' glory on account of ihe rich ex- NEXT YEAR'S EXHIBITION ipcrienco in th, Chrisuan -life. I Ottawa, April 30.-A deputaton j EVIDENCE BEING PRINTED jt ,vas ,Ulal. IXSVVrend from Fredoncton, .NT. B. was yesterday j Edmonton, April evidence j gentleman- ivmombors only the bright j promised consideration of a request! jn the appeal 'of the executive of ihe land nmusing experiences than'he for ihe Dominion government annual Alberta Retail Lumber Dealers' as-1 does not look upon his pioneer'min-'' grant of toward holding of sedation is now boinjr and the istry as a hardship. In his work it the Dominion Exhibition in that city i appeal xvjn be 'heard by .the. Supreme' was his to, meet; true, noble charar- npxtyear. A similar request has boen court on bane in June.; The j t.-rs who were thoroughly do.votocl to Gas is liable to puff out of the front door of any furnace unprovided for gas escape. pr "Sunshine" Furnace has Automatic Gas Damper directly connected with "smoke-pipe. Gas pressure sways damper sufficiently for it to escape up chimney (see but heat p- doesn't escape. What does Gas Damper, mean to "Sunshine" Furnace? received from Saskatchewan to which 1 of preparing the consideration has also hfcn will be !thc Master. Johanna recently made a record if 138 pounds, in the same period, "he completion 'of the last o him the distinction of "being the mly breeder in the world who'has wo mows with a record of more than wenty-six pounds of butter :ih a ental railway, met and elected Victor Geoffrion, inember of Vercheres, chairman, and subpoened Hodjins to appear before ,the committee on May 6th. The staff of the Transcontinent- al commission has been asked to fur- nish all Information in its posses- MRS. PETER NORTH DEAD Peter North has reLumcd from trip to California.. TTe tuu! Mrs. North went away last fall For, the be- nefit of Mrs. North's health hut wore according to the decision of the courts, i FIRE AT MINING CAMP I The evidence is voluminous and it is j Vancouver, April special des- a; i estimated that the cost of printing! patch from B. C. says: "The the evidence and exhibits, will be over'Gold House." the largest hotel, at Dis- Tlie appeal is against the! covery, 3 miles from here was burn- too Into as she died while between Seattle on shipboard nd Snn Fran- cisco shortly after thev left. decision of Chief Justice Sifton in im- posing a fine of of the members of tlie Retail Lumber Deal- ers' executive. eel to the ground early this morning. The loss is outside of in bank notes which could not be saved. Means protection to .the furnace parta against evil What does' "Sunshine" Damper'mean to "Sunshine" householder? Means: furnace can be operated without fear att to can be left without doubt as to xvhereabouts ot gas. does "Sunshine" Gas Damper mean coal 1- It means, instead of owner with "ordinary furnace" fear having' to keep there's two-thirds parts of heat-energy to one part of yas'passing up can with Hi I safety be opeiurJ, and coal saved for another day's duty. London Toronto Montreal Viaoipef Vancouver Haoultoo McKeowA-Hick Hardware Co., LethbrWge, ;