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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOU. Jl. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1909. NO. 128. GRAHAM MAY WITHDRAW BILL Railway Act Arouses Great Amount Of Criticism "WHO KILLED THE "Who killed the Sanitary Inspector Vallance says, "Not and iu his report to the'Cuv Council lie tells how it happened as fur as he knew. When he wont to fumigate the house he noticed the birds and told the sirl to take them out of the room before hy started operations. She did so taking them out into a sort of summer kitchen. They were there when he went away and he thinks that possibly they caught cold from which complications may havo set in resulting fatally. Ottawa, May House of Commons spent the greater part of the on Ron. Mr. Graham's bill amending the Railway Act', the por- tion dealing with level crossings coming in for particular criticism. The clause- giving the railway com- mission power to fix the contribu- tion by municipalities towards the cost of abolishing level crossings !n particular aroused much criticism, and the power of parliament to tax municipalities was criticised. Finally Mr. Graham grew tired of attack and stated that unless the bill was passed todaiy it might not ed this session, and the public would therefore lose the benefit of protec- tion it would give. Mr. Lancaster refuse-' ay. saying that he would rather see it dropped than railroaded through the house. Tonight Mr. Oliver and his esti- mates had the right of way and made good progress after fae and Mr. Foster had had a. discussion over the placing of a lot of employes NINE MONTHS WITHOUT NEWS Halifax, N. S.. May Nova Scotia steamer Beatrice L. Corkum. arrived today from the Indian Ocean, having made a catch of seals It is nine months since the schooner sailed from Halifax and Capt. Hilts had received no news. They asked how the Dominion election went. CITY ASSESSMENT ADVANCES NEARLY MILLION AND A HALF Figures Tell Of the Remarkable Growth Of This City Din- ing the Past Currie's Work Completed AMERICAN HORSE WON Newmarket. May Wednes- j day Handicap of 150 sover- j cigns for three year olds was run today and won by L. W. j an's Sir Martin. Dusky Slav.- wad j second and Houghton third. Nine I horses ran. j This was the first appearance of I Sir Martin, owned by an syndicate for the derby at a race in i this country aud the outcome was j watched with great interest. Dusky Slave was the favorite in the betting at 2 to 1. The price against Sir Mar- i tin was 7 to 1. CAPT. HAINS DECLARED GUILTY The assessment of the rateable property in the city of Lethbridgr- is Last year it was so that the increase this year over last is or thirty-seven per cent. The assessment is divided among: Real Property Buildings......................... Personal Property Incomes Taxed 101.800 Total The assessment of buildings is somewhat lower than was expected but Assessor Currie in his repor remarks that it is because so many buildings are mere shacks and poorly built- houses. Mr. Currie has still to complete his assessment of the school district outside the city and of the property inside the city that is exempt from taxation and that though exempt from municipal taxation is assessed for school purposes. It is estimated that the school assesment will run nearly over the municipal assessment and that including the exceptions the total valuation will be nearly eight million dollars. j WRECK IN TEXAS j New Orleans, La., May spe- I cial to the New Orleans item from j Dennison, Tex., says it is rumored that a wreck on the M. K. and T. Ry. near there today killed three peo- pie and injured a score of others. DEBENTURES TO BE PUT ON MARKET City Council Give By- laws a Third Read- ing AN EASY WIN FOR SIR E.P. MORRIS Is Convicted Of Man- slaughter In First Degree Flushing. N. Y., May of the 'department on the inside sor- j faces a prison vice so that they would enjoy in-1 twenty years, creases of salaries under the new civ- j mony Yacht Club last August. Little consideration was given to the expert testimony. NEWS FROM FRANK Frank, May Gebo, head of the C. A. C. C. Co..has left for Butte, Mont., where he has a large ranch. I He had his family here all winter but. is taking them -with him. He is ex- pected to return in a few weeks. Mr. Rochfort, the secretary treas- urer of the C. A. C. C. Co. is leav- ing in a few days for his fruit ranch near Nelson. A Mr. Dunlap is fill- ing his place. Peter C. Hams, Jr., U.S.A., tonight term of from one to all the testi- submitted by the defense, il service act. There was another j tending to show insanity, he was discussion concerning the land grants j convicted late tonight of man- Mr. Oliver expressing the opinion i slaughter in the first degree for kill- that nothing could 'he done for thejmg Wm. E. Aunis at the Bayside veterans of. the Fenian. Raids of 1866 and 1870 for the present at least. There was a feeling among the people that enough land had al- ready been1 ghen for military serv- ices. Mr. Foster thought that the Fen- ian Raid Veterans who had defended Canada were entitled to as much j consideration as the South African j Veterans who had defended the Em- pire. Oliver stated in the course of the discussion that of the five thousand land warrants issued to South African Veterans up to the middle of March, only 500 had been located. The house sat late in order to give Mr. Oliver a, chance to finish up his votes as he has to leave Otta- wa in a day or two, the debate not being concluded when the Senate rose- for the day. Ottawa, May the House resumed consideration of Hon. Mr. Graham's bill to amend the Railway Act, R. J_. Borden remarked that in- corporation of the Senate's level crossing legislation was not thought much of by him. Mr. Graham today moved an amendment providing for limitation of speed trains to 10 miles j at crossings where accidents have J happened since 1900. Mr. Macdon- nell (South Toronto) moved an am- endment that railways shall not dis- continue commutation rate granted j all railways operating to same cen- tre shall issue tickets at same rate within same radius. Mr. Graham sympathized with amendment but asked time to consider it. Amend- ment was lost an-d bill reported. LASSAR GETS SEVEN YEARS Winnipeg, May F. Las- sar was sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary yesterday afternoon for the theft of from R. Cam- eron Brown. His treatment of his young wife drew down stearn castiga- tion upon him from Magistrate Mc- Mickeri. This is the case which re- sulted in a most exciting man hunt in Europe, after which the guilty man was captured only a few days ago in New .fork. CITIES TAKE A FORWARD STEP DEDICATE MASONIC HALL (Special to the Herald.) Forme. B. C., May Mas- j ter, W. K. Houston, of Victoria and j Deputy Warden Burd, of Vancouver, j were in the city last night and assist- ed in the dedication of the new Ma- sonic lodge room in the Henderson i Block. A large attendance was pres- j ent and the elegantly furnished room S was highly .complimented by the vis-1 ithic officials. Has a Big Lead Over Sir Robert Bond In Newfoundland CONSTITUTION ADOPTED Bloemfontein, May re- ports of' union constitution carried unanimously. Proportional, represen- tation was dropped, but otherwise tr.Hf are extremely few amendments. Adopt the Commis- sion Form Of Gov- ernment TROOPS LINE STREETS OF PARIS May Clear Up James Murder Winnipeg; May morning the police were notified 'by a man who told of seeing a certain person leave the house where Mrs. James was murdered on the afternoon of Colorado Springs, Col., May Colorado Springs today adopted a new charter providing for a commis- sion form of government, the aboli- tion of political parties in city af- fairs, the recall, the initiative and referendum and the municipal owner- ship of public utilities. Minot. X. D.. May "com- mission" form of city government was adopted by 10 votes. The new plan does not provide for the recall BOTH ARE IN With regard to the tional Exposition and Centennial Senator .DeVeber and C. A. Magrath, M.P., for this constitu- Toronto, May latest, re- turns from Newfoundland up to rwo i o'clock this (Wednesday) show 25 I Morris supporters elected to 10 for FAVOR ;Bond, and one place to -hear from. Canadian Na-, St. johns, N. F., May the Selkirk i turns received today from the var- ious districts in Newfoundland show that up to date the led by ency, have expressed themselves Premier Sir Edward Morris in favor of the scheme and have prom-1 has won fifteen seats, while the fol- ised to do all they can to ensure j lowers of Sir Robert Bond, the for- the support of the Parliament for} mcr- premier, has been successful the Exposition. Did Not Talk About Hell mer premier, three constituencies. Premier Morris and brother and To Protect Postal and Tele- graph Services In France When bill came up for third read- Paris, May today '.-e- sembled a city in a state of siege. During the night the troops took possession of the Central Post and. Telegraph stations and at daylight squads of infantrymen were picketed around every branch office. The streets are being patrolled by the mounted republican guards, all ox- posed telegraph lines are care- ing, Mr. Lancaster moved that it be i fully watched and soldiers have been referred back to strike out Senate I introduced le.vel crossing clause and -his own legislation substituted. This how- ever, -was negatived by a vote of 100 to 70 and bill given third reading. tion of property., Furthermore PAID FIREMEN ON BRIGADE s Chief Krorjag has added four new men to the city fire department. They are on .probation for two months. The city fire department now includes the following paid men on the spot C. P. Kroning, chief Douglas Ferguson, captain Mike Kerrigan, driver of hose wagon W. Wilcox. engineer (on sick leave) Fred Mercer, fireman (relieving Wil- i The walls of Pans are covered this even into the sewers 01 prevent the cutting of the city to wires. These precautions were taken to protect all the employees who are willing to work and to prevent the threatened, or destruc- 22nd. This man has given the name of the James" House, to the j commission in 20 days. police and city detectives are now searching for him. An 'arrest in this mysterious case is expected during the afternoon, clearing up the most mysterious murder case ever record- ed in Winnipeg. The police have demanded the pro- duction of Lewis James for interro- gation in conneceion with the murder of Mrs. James. H. A. Burbridge. or the initiative and referendum. The j to the inclement wea- present council which- a there was aot a crowd month ago will be two colleagues carried the three Pla- centia seats, -defeating Bond's finance minister, Jackson and colleagues. In ihis closing campaign speech. Jack- j son swore to an affidavit charging I that Earl Grey, the Governor Gen- Mr. Gale did not talk ubout Helljcral Canada' Sir Wm" at the meeting in Weslej church of Newfoundland, and oth- cr prominent men in the British. Em- 1 pirc were aware of a plot to unite Canada and Newfoundland. There was a special meeting of city council yesterday afternoon to give ths by-laws passed upon fey the people on Monday their final read- ing. Before doing this they received the report of the assessor on the val- uation he placed on the assessable property of the city, which is a trifle over five million dollars. Aid. Hatch brought up some mat- ters in connection with the fire de- partment-'and the council ordered purchase oj the apparatus adopted at the last council meeting amounting to The purchasing agent will get prices on uniforms for the firemen and for a horse and buggy for Chief Kroning. On the motion of AM. Oliver '.Lie council decided to ask the directors of the agricultural society to prepar- a transfer of the agricultural grounds to the city, for which the city agrees to assume the liability of Secretary Robinson was instructed (to take advantage of the present buoyancy of the money market by placing the'new debentures on market. The expectation is to get par or better with the debentures bearing this rate of interest. TWO AMERICANS KILLED In a Riot at the Panama Canal at Cristobal Colon, May a conflict- which occurred last night between the Pan- ama police and employes of the Can- al zone, near the dividing line, C.M, Abbott an electrician in the power house at Cristobal, an American and a colored man also from the United acting for James, refused to produce Natives Kill British Troops succeeded by the aiu those who braved the I weather to go were considered likijly to come again when the subject would be discussed. Mr. Gale expects to talk about Hell or what -it means to i be lost tonight. i Last evening he gave a strong.and 'helpful talk on faith .and trust, showing by actual events tnat "the angel of the Lord encampeth around DISTRICT MINERS HAVE FUNDS Lagos, British West Africa, May 11 them that fear and that D. A. Van Rennen, assist-! '4flJ1 things work together for good ant resident administrator of a dis- his client for this purpose, unless hejtrict ju Northern Nigeria, three oth- the land military telegraphers and 700 automobiles have been hastily mob- ilized and massed in the Gallerie des Machines ready for instant service. There are also 50..000 troops in re- serve. The strikers on the contrary, have made a poor initial showing as go. cox) Oscar Erickson. driver of the chemical Robert Foulds, fireman Edward Strickland, fireman Charles E. Kelly, fireman. The last five- are new men. CHIEF'S EXCUSE morning with their posters announc- ing that the strike will continue un- til their grievances are redressed. It was officially announced early this afternoon that the strikers nuni.- bered 700 men. chiefly railroad clerks but at strike headquarters a very ,much larger number was claimed. The leaders sav the movement is ex- tending rapidly, that, there 'will be complete suspension in three days, and that they have -.he promise of several sympathetic trade strikes. Montreal Constable Was Removed for Misconduct Montreal, Que., May 11 was not much of interest in %he civil commission today. Chief of Police Canipeau went on the stand and swore; j Despatches' from the provinces indi- that Capt. Beignet was not removed catc that tnc rcsponsc to the strikc j-x orac-r was particularly elective in Bordeaux, where half the postmen. were permitted to be present at the interview and allowed to interpose any objections to the line of interro- gation adopted which he might con- sider necessary for the protection of his client. The police requested that James should attend at the police station, but Mr. Burbridge declined to allow this on the 'ground that his client might be subjected to "sweat- ing-" H. W, Whitla. acting- on behalf of the police department, then made a formal demand on .Mr. Burbridge that Mr. James be produced at Mr, Whitla's office instea-d of at the po- lice station, and that he be examined by the police in the presence of Mr. Whitla, the examination to be re- corded by a, stenographer. Mr. Bur- bridge again refused to produce his client. er Englishmen, and 35 native police were ajmbushed recently by natives at a point 50 miles northeast of Zungeru. The lieutenant and1 twelve of the policemen were killed. A Brit- ish force has been despatched to punish the natives. to them that trust Him." What God has done He can -do again and j He never makes any mistakes. The preacher xisrew a nice distinction be- tween faith and trust, showing that people may have faith to, 'believe that God can save them but they Do Not Intend Trying To Go Back To Work j do not themselves to Him to saved and kept. God can keep i only that which is committed to His Judges May Be Moved Round ROOSEVELT STILL LUCKY Nairobi., Britsh East Africa'. May 12. Koosevelt hunting luck contin- ues. The former president on his last expedition shot a leopard and captured two cubs of thfc animal. Edmonton, May new iudi- cial district which has 'been formed in Alberta, includes Lesser Slave Lake, Peace River Crossing, Fort Vermilion, Athabasca Landing, Ston- ey Plain. St. Albert. Morinville and St. Paul de Metis. DROPPED IN TRENCH ney's white team was drawing a heavy hack containing four ladies along Bartlett St., the street dropped out from underneath them and the horses and front wheels of the rig dropped into a hole -which nearly buried the hojrses. Fortunately a dray team was near by and assisted the team out. The ladies were bad- ajrainst Harry Nesbitt, night porter at the Kaiser hotel, charged with manslaughter, in that he was crim- be. but it is possible that several of i cs of the trenches, where water andjinally negligent causing the death of announcement has yet been] frightened but not injured in any made as to who the new judge will There have bcen numerous cas- The local miners, when asked by The Herald as to the accuracy of the report that they were going to open negotiations with the local company with a view to returning to work at once, said that there was no truth in it. They will hang out whether President Lewis gives them support or not. They have funds in the lo- cal district to last several weeks. The district board meets in Fernie today to arrange for the purchase of provisions for the strikers. J. Larson left for Fernie this after- noon as a member of the board. DEATH IN A HOTEL Repina, Sask., May charge "etc xne ponce naa crossed the zone at Cristobal in pur-' suit of an escaped prisoner.. They were mobbed, pelted by West Indians and were finally arrested by the Zone police for disturbing- the peace. Last night a number of Panama police armed with rifles proceeded toward the zone in an attempt, it is alleged, to find those who had attacked their comrades earlier in the day. They came into collision with the canal workers and many shots were fired, The riot became so threatening that places of business were quickly clos- ed, but eventually the -invaders -were driven off. NEWS FROM WINNIPEG the present district court judiciary j3tfwer connections have been made, may be moved around somewhat in j Cropping a.way as a result of the order to provide more convenient j soaking of the snow. Several minor j territory for each. j accidents have been reported. Scores Of Men Latest Trick Of Suffragettes! Not Decided C. P. R. stock yards hotel, kept by a man named Patenaiid, for selling liquor on Sunday, but because-he got drunk and boat his wife, creating a scandal thereby. Mrs. Alex Hunter, 74 years old was struck by an express train near Van- Kleek Hill and received injuries which' caused her death a few later. telegraphers and telephonists went out. Troops are guarding the- sta- tions and mail wagons in that city. Miss Glynn, Winnipeg representa- tive of D. H. Tolman, money lender. was remanded on a charge of usury. The pclicc arc determined to drive, this firm from Winnipeg. Pittsburg. Pa., May po- lice department assisted by relatives and friends of victims, are today j ially detailed to circumvent their in- searching for bodies of the score of jgenuity, tho suffragettes today found men who wore drowned last night in a new method of getting their liter- the Ohio river below this city; when one Cameron who fell down the base- ment stairs of the hotel on the even- ing of Saturday May 1st, and who was left in the basement unconscious all night without medical attendance, was dismissed by Magistrate Trant this afternoon. The magistrate hold that while neg- ligence had befn shown, it was not gross negligence, and that was ne- cessary before he could commit for trial. It is said that civil procediengs will bo instituted against the pro- prietor of the hotel, A. McMullon, on a 2-J-foot gasoline yawl suddenly went down while taking the men London, May out of the! Ottawa, May government House of Commons by police not. yet definitely considered what action would be taken to meet i behalf oi the widow, who in des- the request of the Western grain tituto men's deputation which was here ;_______________ last month, to urge the government ature into the hands of the nation's ownership of terminal elevators, and Delegation Goes to the Bar" Connor's Position Winnipeg, May Board of Conciliation which is to consider the. differences between the Winnipeg Street Railway and its employees will begin taking evidence tomorrow. Rev. C. W. Gordon (Ralph Connor) is chairman. 'Eain has been falling over a great part of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta today and will prove a boon to farmers and it is hoped will 'ex- tinguish prairie fires which have been prevalent in some districts. A Ikrge delegation of prominent citizens left for Ottawa tonight where they will meet Sir Wilfrid Lsarier and members of the Government on Friday morning. The object of the visit is to ask the Dominion govern- ment for a grant towards the Sel- kirk Centennial Exposition to be held here iti 1912. A "Banish the Bar" campaign will be started in Manitoba on June 23rd when a party of temperance workers headed by automobiles, will start on a trip through the southern part of the province, and will address meetings in sixty-two towns and vil- lages. When this tour has been com- pleted, the northern half of the pro- vino; will bo invaded. Winnipeg May option finished 1 higher. July i 3-3, whiie Oct. also showed a rise of I 3-8. Liverpool cables came 1-4 to 1-2 higher, effected by more favorable continental wea- ther and heavier shipments. Chicago Car Company to their homes on the opposite side of the river, and believ- ed tn he overloaded. Up to ten not a body had been recover- ed but it was believed a majority of them, will be located during the day, by the aid of grappling- hooks. While from no official explanation of the acci- !rockets. This bursted over dent is obtainable, so far, it is be- I races and a snow storm o) legislators. Chartering a fine steam! give cncouragc-ment to the Pacific launch, xvluVh they aggressively lab-1 grain export route am! the estab- lishment of a new Inspection divis- ion. Until May closed at 127 1-2, a rise of 1 over previous close. 1-4 jelled and putting a band aboard, a party of suffragettes steamed up rivor this afternoon until Until the session is over, the min- opposito thf; House of Parliament, hstry will not have time to deal Here the boat, stopped and the wo- thoroughly with the question, but on men attracted attention of the mom-i the question of inspection regula- bers on the terraces by singing it is understood the govern- then suddenly there wasjment will tnko steps to meet the re- launch a broadside of .quests of the deputation. the ter-; With regard to taking ov-jr tcr- pamph- jminal elevators or the erection of an TWENTY-FOUR HANGED Oon.stfmtinoplo. May tinople witnessed another batch of executions this morning, when 24 mu-jar. -ri mi- filing rtHM hajiirivj in the thr' city limits. Thi? makes a total of 38 executions since April 13th. WEDDING AT COALDALE At the residence of the bride's par-- ents, Coaldale, yesterday afternoon, three o'clock the marriage took j place ol ilyrtle C. Sinclair to Bruce public square within A. Noel, lumber merchant of Libby.. Montana. The ceremony was per- formed by Rev. A.. A. Lytle, paator oi Westminster Methodist Church. Only the immediate relatives were present and the contracting parties Tlv Board of Govc-raors of Mac- master University acepted the resig- nation of Dr. E. H. Oliver, lecturer in history, whose name has been men- lieved that overcrowding is the cor-i lets- flu Hero i over the waiting mom- 'elevator at Vancouver nothing has tionecl in connection with the Uni- rcct theory. decided. vorsity of Saskatchewan. were unattended. The young couple took the Spokane Flyer at Lethbridge last night to go to Spokane and other points before- settling in their home in Libby. ;