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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 17, 1MB. NO. m. DO fiEf FANATIC SHARPE ENOUGH PAY The Cabinet Ministers Should Have In- crease In Pay Ottawa, Out., May House sat on Saturday until within a few hours 01" midnight and got rid of a good deal of the matter on the order paper as well as considerable supply. The'surprise of the day was when, the first thing after orders were called, that Mr.' Fielding- presented the insurance bill, and the whale of its clauses numbering 3CO, was pass- ed with the mere formality of read- ing them. The exception was the placing o'f a tax 15 per cent- on insurance accepted with companies not doing business in Canada. This was left over till Monday. The bill was sent to -the senate, but it is not likely that that body will consent to pass it, so that prorogation may take place on Thursday. The pro- posal to create a new department of labor, with a minister, met with criticism from Mr.. Borclen. He thought that if the United States could get along with nine ministers, Canada should find sixteen sufficient. Canada might even more if she should continue growing, was the' premier's reply. Mr. Fielding's loan resolution was also passed, the min- ister explaining that it was required to pay off a loan of 1885 'amounting to to wipe out tempor- ary loans amounting to and to redeem other loans to the ex- tent of Mr. Fielding announced his intention in future of providing a sinking fund for all loans. When the bill regarding the depart- ment of labor was under corfsidera- tion, Mr. Fielding expressed -the opinion that the ministers were not adequately paid. In fact they were the- only class of public servants who had not received ah increase of sal- ary. Mr. Borderi added to this that if the government would -bring ma bill increasing, the pay of the minis- ters it would receive his cordial sup- port. On the bill amending the criminal code there was a brief discussion on betting on race tracks. Mr-'-Borden read a paper on the British Colum- bia Methodist -conference-asking, for stringent legislation on the ground that Americans --barred out of the States were coming to. Canada" to pursue the avocation of gambling. Mr, Aylesworth said he would like the opinion of the.'house on the ques- tion. Mr. Borden thought ah act on necessary and .suggested the re- ference of the whole question to a special committee. The matter dropped then, the bill being passed. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Hon. Frank Oliver was a speaker at the Canadian Club banquet in New York last week. Bev. W. J. Martin, pastor of Zion Brantford, was given three months' leave of absence and a purse of He is in poor health.; A branch of the Imperial Bank will be-opened at Fornie. Hon. A.-'B. and Mrs.- Aylesworth are sailing for England on, the 21st by the Empress'-of Britain and will spend three months in England be- fore going to Scotland arid? Austria. Aylesworth -will not return to Canada' until :Qctbljer. Dr. Mason, Fenelqn Falls, is the Conservative candidate East Victoria, Ont., The liberals of New Brunswick will banquet Hon.'Wm. Pugsley at-the close of parliament. Rev. Jas. Calvert has been elected president of the B. C. Methodist con- ference. The conference will meet in Nelson next year. Four million feet of lumber was. destroyed by fire at the Mayook Lumber Co.'s plant between Cran- brook and Wardner, A. H. McGaughey, postmaster at Ont., is dead. Bishop Galloway, of the M. E. church, died at .Jackson. Miss. Dr. Sproule, Grand Master of the Orange Order, may retire. Lit.-Col. Scott, K.C., Walkerton E. T. Ess- cry, TjOh-don, and Sam Hughes, IS ON TRIAL Kansas City, Mo., May trial of James Sharpe, self-styled "Adam God." leader of the band of religious fanatics who made a raid on the city hall on December 8 last, in whicli five lost their lives, starts today in Kansas City criminal court. Melissa Sharp, his wife, will tried with him on a charge of mur- der in the first degree. A. L. Dalbow and Michael Mul- tane, police officers, and A. J. Sc-1- SOT, real estate man were killed in riot.- Louis Pratt, one of the fan- atical .leaders, died f-orn wounds re- ceived in the fight. Sharp is the man who was deport- ed from Alberta by Ar E. Humphries. STORM IS BAD FOR LIKE STOCK PROBBmON IS THEIR OBJECT Rev. Fortune Confident It Will Come In This Province Will Cause Death Of Many Lambs and Calves The present snow storm promises to be the most serious yet in its re- sults. The stock will suffer severely. The calving and lambing season is on "We are going to ask for total prohibition in Alberta. We are go- ing to ask to have the manufacture in and .importation into the province of liquors prohibited. But we are go- ing to get public sentiment in its favor first." Such was one of the statements made by Rev. W, G. W. secretary of the Alberta Temperance Moral Seforni Lea- gue, yesterday during the course of a sermon in Knox church. "The the Leaguers paper, will -be this week as one of the efforts to mould public opinion. The movement toward the prohibi- tion is growing, he said. Business men are taking it up as -a business matter. Mr. Fortune told of busi- ness men who had subscribed large sums of money to h'elp on the move purely from business motives. He said that in Lethbridge alone there was a year spent over the six bars. "You are to. have a seventh he said, "and I am very- sorry to know that the license has been granted here to a man who was refused.a license -at Stettler." Mr. Fortune preached m Westminster church at night. and this weather means the loss of a large percentage of the calves and lambs, as well-as the 'weaker were present. ones of Vh'e" older cattle and sheep. A prominent cattle man informed The Herald that any calves born during the storm would probably die d.s. would also other calves recently BANQUET AT INNISFAJL Innisfail, Alta., May night the citizens gave a very successful banquet to the Alberta cabinet. Pre- mier Rutherford, Hon. W. Hon. 'W. H .Gushing and Mr.'W. F. ST. MARY'S AND Mr. Magrath Enlightens Par- liament In Regard To Them RAYMOND SEUS An Earthquake Hits Western Canada Minnesota, Montana and Dakota Also Affected On Saturday night about S.I5 quite Ottawa, May was a long discussion today over the waterways treaty. C. A. Magrath, Alberta (Con servative) introduced the subject, and I Sir Wilfrid Laurier stated that- had I'Che. United. States amendment not j been attached to the treaty it would probably have been ratified before this, but in view of the rider they 'should look, carefully into the matter before making up their minds. J Mr. Magrath dealt with the con- troversy over the St. Mary's and Milk rivers, in Alberta. The former, which a noticeable earthquake shock was felt. in the city. high buildings rock- 1S much the laiSer> riscs in Montana; ed quite perceptibly but beyond flowsmto Canada, and discharges in- knocking down same dishes of plate io Hudson Bay. The Milk River racks, in some- of the residences no rises and discharges into damage is reported. Th? sensation the Mississippi, but has a loop about was quite startling and disturbing to '300-miles long in Alberta. A Canadaian company has 'been us- ing St. Mary's since 1897, and has made an appropriation against the stream under the Canadian law of Douglas' block cubic feet per second. Canada acres which can be many, while on the other hand a large number of- people knew nothing cf the Af TalMMv-.rit xis' that the walls of V which "fire some months has aDOut ago, fell the shock. irrigated by this stream. At Maple-Cwsek-the shock was suf-' The Americans took up the irriga- ficient to cause the plaster to crack tion'.scheme several and and fall off, several residences and to serve a tract of acres a lon? t-is reported that at Swift Curr3nt distance off, proposed to divert the Raymond, May tenders for the issue of 6 per cent, de- bentures were opened on the 14th of May and that of the Manufacturers' Life Insurance at was ac- cepted. The other tenders were: Win.G.Brent, Toronto, Geo. A. Stinson Co., Toronto, TTT i" .IT .O _. _ VY or. j.M.crv.ciiZic ix ou., iOiunuu, 000. Nay James, Regina, H. O'Hara Co., Winnipeg S92. Sun Life Insurance Co., Edmon- ton, Dominion Securities Corp. Ltd., Toronto; J. Ad- dison Reid, Regina, Thft On- tario Securities Co., Toronto, Jas. G. Mackintosh, Winnipeg, 702. Wood, Gundy Co., Toronto CANHORE MM Causes Lot of Damage -A Miner To Blame BOUGHTLnTLE BOW COAL LANDS windows were broken. Stevens, Live Stock Commissioner, The Hon.. C.W. Cross P. Fisher1 were expect- ed but were unavoidably absent. PUT BAN ON SHOW born. About one-third, of the calves are -already born -and the..-death rate vill be. especially if. the wea- her turns'.cold, tonight. A' this season of the year --is always serious, with cattle. W. A. Hamilton, of the J Alberta Sheep Co., says that the storm will mean a serious loss to the sheep men. His sheep ranch is equipped with stables, corrals and straw, and et with all'' these precautions and he best of care they have lost fully ttie-third of-.their lambs this year. Vny lambs- coming1 during the storm vill in. all probability die. -.It is es- iinated that the sheep- men who- ave not got sheds and corrals 'for heir sheep will probably jiot save nore than; twenty-five per .cent, of heir lambs. Montreal, .Brucheei has put the man upon the Theatre Royal and has forbidden ROT, man Catholics' to attend it because of alleged improper performances.. 'Newspapers were also warned against giving publicity to the performance. THOSE BREAKS IN CEMENT WALKS R. XL Marshall, of Batehellor, Mar- hall and Skarin, of who lave the contract for putting in the ement sidewalks, called on The Hor- ald on .Saturday and gave a state- ment regarding the ;walks made." here md the .breaks in, Mr. Marshall explains that the racks are due to expansion, caused >y hot -days and cold nights. In Al- berta and Saskatchewan where the difference in the temperatures of day and night is" very 'great, these -breaks worse than in making ilways are laces. And hey always count nake these repairs. The cracks at the in other on having to ends of the RIDICULED BY C.P-R. Montreal, Que., Kay story published .by some eastern papers that the C. .P.- R. is locating a line through the Yellow Head pass to Fort" laughed at by .the C. authorities here who say .such.a; tine would give no return for a" hundred years. If the line is "built trom Ed- monto'n at all, it be into the Peace. .River .Valley, where' rich na- tural, resources would .give it imme- diate returns. TERRIBLE DEATH Yesterday a man met with a ter- rible death at Macleod. He was boarding a moving freight car, but slipping; fell in front" of the wheels.: which" severed the head from tlje body." As far as known here his name is unknown and he was steal- ing a ride. BRITISH BEAT JAPS Victoria, B. C., May Bri- trds of the walks are not due to-a ailing away underneath but to the act that the expansion has pushed end out and buckled up in the xpans'ton, causing the break. Mr. Marshall said that when he vas down here about six "weeks ago Mr. Arnold, the city engineer, took the matter up with him. He then offered to make the repairs at once if Mr. Arnold wished but advised thae it be left until tlie hot weather has hart a chance to do all the damage it can. The agreement calls for the walks to be guaranteed for a year after the completion of the contract, which is not yet completed. During the first year all the breaks of the walks likely to occur do occur, and after the first year there are practically no breaks. These breaks are always tish bluejackets outrated their allies, of the Japanese navy in the regatta held at Esquimalt this afternoon in the" rain. Following a luncheon given by the British naval officers at the j navy yard to Admiral Ijichi, and his staff, a regatta was held on the har- bor, and in the main events the crews from H. M. S. Shearwater and Algeria.were first and .second. The I bands of the flagship Aso and the 5th 'Regiment played during the af- ternoon. rppftirod. raanded are mentfoned as posssiblc candidates 1 expected and no walks are perfect i until after they have stood the test of the weather for ..a year and been The fact that the city de- a bond and with- holds fifteen per cent, of the contract price until the contract, is fulfilled, shows that they expected some re- pairs to be necessary: Mr. Marshall says they are olways willing to make the repairs any hut thinks it would be bettor to wait until wann- er weather. for the office. Lieutenant Governor Gibson, of Ontario, has been elected a director of the Bank of Commerce. The Prince Times will issue a daily edition commencing June 1. W. C. Loscombe, K.C., is dead at Kincardine, Ont. The names of J. H. Den ton. H. M. Mpicat and J. W. Curry are mention- ed in connection with a new county court jmlgship at Toronto. ROAD WILL BE PUT IN SHAPE The Macleod Road is to be repair- ed at once. For some waters of "St. Mary's river. The waterways treaty gives Canada prior right to only 500 feet per second and the water of the stream is to be divided between the Calgary and .Regina May slight, earthquake-, .shocks were felt in city on Saturday night' and Sunday moVning, but it "was onlVin the top1 "Canada is to give .up a portion of stories-, of higher buildings that tlie water that' has-been appropriat- was noticed; and neither one was suf-1 ed its for ncient to cause any alarm. j of Protecting vested in -The flrst- sTiock occurred about States ; create rights p.m. Saturday night and lasted jthat'do as exist inute. The second at li "And in the suggested on a minute half o'clock Sunday morning, was vision of 0-j'; the waters at- Mr. Magrath shorter duration and less noticeable, i added' "recommendation from Several people in -the Lineham commission were made on block and on -the top floor of the C. j basis Poetically honoring the commit P. R. depot', feeling shocks distinctly but state that they! b'jih-rmfrnts the operating ;Stream in -favor of companieis. Even in were not .sufficient to cause any un- easiness. Telegraphic communica- tion from, the disturbances in that quarter, .some points in Montana visited'but no mater- ial damage so iar'has been heard" of. In Regina; 'the shock was severe enough to cause people -to leave their homes and rush ..into the streets, in the treaty. :itself there is enunciated the principle of fully- protecting vest- ed ri'ehts." DROWNED AT HOSMER Fernie, B. May young Slav by'the'name of Andre Numer- oyich was drowned at-Hosmer today in the Elk River near the G. N. a panic soon re-1 bridge. Though every effort .was made turned to. their houses :again. -Rail- by the Elk Lumber Company work- men to secure the. body their efforts wire fruitless. The young man was 22 years of age and leaves a wife, and family in .Russia; road men also report feelingv. the tremors more of less while ori .their trains. At 'Winnipeg the shock and lasted thirty, seconds. Reports received from North -Da- kota, Minnesota -and '.Montana say the shock' was felt-there. Such an occurrence is without record in this part of Canada. In Saskatchewan .Regina, Sask., May earth- quake disturbance felt here Sat- urday about'.9.15, lasting up- JUDGE SENTBICES Flushing, Y.-, May wards of a The, buildings peter c.. Hains, Jr., who was -con-' A Big Deal In Property Near Carmen- gay A big coal land deal that will probably mean a great deal to this district in the way of coal mining development, has been completed during the past few days. Messrs. H. N. Galer, of Spokane, president of the -Royal Colleries, and vice-pre- sident of the International Coal'-and; Coke Co., of Coleman; Andrew Ijaid- law, of Spokane, president of the Galbraith Co., at Lundbreck, and vice-president of the Royal Coller- ies K. C. Keller and W. C. Scbirm- er, of Seattle, capitalists, are the parties interested. "They have pur- chased a 'area of coal lands on the I-ittle Bow an the vicin- ity of tiie Stafford and Bell mines. The development of these lands will depend largely on the. rate at which the C." P.. E. Calgary-Lethbridge line is built; HON. S. A. FISHER SAFE Sweetsburg, Que., May Demers. today dismissed the election petition.. against 'the..on. S. A. Fisher, holding; the preliminary objection defence good, -that two; :orders. signed by Judge Lynch were .null, not havhig been signed. by the judge at the office of the, district but at his residence at Knowlton. FAMBiW IN ONTARIO shook to such an ..extent as to fright- en people from their IK mes. Oil Springs, Ont., May pe- culiar accident occurred here on Sat- victed of manslaughter first urday, the death of Mrs. degree, for killing Wra. E.'Annis, at 1 Richard Swain and the injury of her Josie Truan. The ladies were 'way. to the station when; a ication from. Prince Albert to North J was sentenced Justice Gar- :gust O1- vn'nd picked up the" sidewalk Portal, and from .Gull Lake to the t retson. in the Supreme Court, to an Manitoba boundary. There was a' swaying-effect was hit at all j .'niece, points in the.proyhveanside Baysicle Yacht. Glub, last August j further about 1 a.m. Sun- in-dennitO' sentence of not .less than 8 years nor more than 16 years, at day morning which did- mt last as hart[ jn long as the damage is re-j ported. Shook Montana Great Falls, Mont., May dis- tinct earthquake shock was felt hero at- 9.-15 o'clock. It was also felt at Chotoau, Havre, Wagner, and other points, showing that it prevailed over the northern part of Montana. -While no serious damage was done, the shock was sufficient to spill from shelves in stores and breakage of glassware. At Winnipeg Winnipeg, ay earthquake shock felt here last nfght, lasted 30 seconds. The shake' is also reported from many points in Saskatchewan and IiTsoiTK.' places the people ran from their domiciles in alarm. rocked and crockery rattled and broke. Points from which the re- ports are received show the disturb- BLEW DOWN CIRCUS TENT Cony, Pa., May large num- ber of persons were injured, but none, fatally, when terrific electrical, storm broke over the- city tonight. It blew down the tent of Circus and many men, women children were caught the articles wreckage, c.iusej Three persons went to the hospi- tal and others were taken to nearby residences." EXPECT PEACE AT EARLY DATE on which they were walking, and hurled it into an adjoining lot. The sidewalk fell on Mrs. Swain, crush- ing her skull, and causing almost in- stant death. r WOOLLTlt MILLS BURNED DunviUe, Ont., May Wool- len ills owned by.; John Slingsby, were destroyed by fire yesterday. The loss is estimated at with: insur- ance. LOST IN GALE Sanlt'Ste. Marie, Mich., May Capt. A. A. Batten .of the Steamer Caribou, which arrived here from the North today, reports that Robt. Mc- Mennemy, keeper of the Light House at Otter Bear on the North shore oi. Lake Superior and a man named Wil- json who started a week ago for Hcr- r.on Bay, for .supplies, are missing. "A fierce gale sprang up soon after they left the light house and they are sup- posed to liavo boon lost. _ Fernie, Itay time, bothjance covered an extensive area. District Board of District No. 18 held on important meeting in the before and after the Board of Trade ports North Dakota, Minnesota '_ ,1 tlrtAL- 117 ft C IA it meeting when the matter was dis- cussed, W. A. Buchanan M.P-P. has been taking the matter up with the Department of Public Works let- ter This morning Buchanan got the deputy minister on the and pointed out the necessity of 'im- mediate action as the condition of tho road was a serious matter to the city as the whole coal supply of tho. city must come on the road. Mr. Stocks assured Buchanan that ho would order men on the work today_ arid have the road put in s5iape at. once. :and Mont-ana say the shock was felt there, Qauke Predicted The earthquake shock of Saturday evening brings to mind pr phesy of M. Donarville, of Paris, that tho Miners' hall on Wednesday in connec- HEAVY RAINS CAUSE LOSS OF SEVERAL LIVES .ic iJt.'1-n.'ii. 1W.1UU., of heavy damages from rain have been tion with following the strike members situation, were present: The received tonight from the thre< Southern tiers of counties in Acting President Evans, Taber Sec- Treas. A. J. Carter, Jones, JJillcrest IX Fernie J. O. L. Miller, Ta- part of May. wertild bfs featured jber ,j Larson, Lcthbridge Wm. by earthquakes. He announced tho jwhitehousc.. Michel: -T, Johnson. first to take place, on tho 12th and i Coleman W. Dunlap, Bankhcad tho next on the 17th.- The other date? prank Gassier, Lille and Messrs. are 18. 20, 23, 26, 27, 30 and 31. West- ern Canada cannot expect, to have all of those but if a disturbnnco, occurs Morgan ami Rogers from the Inter- national union. The situation is more favorable now for a settlement one can instantly, determine what it thnn ihas been sinco uio strike was is. iupru rated. most this State. George Brooks, fisherman, 70 years old, is missing from Mount Clemens, having gone onto Lake St. Cliir in a sailboat just before thv storm broke. Three Mount Clemens youths, who went to the St. Claire flats in a power launch and started after dinner nre also missing. A driver of a street flushing wagon in Detroit was electrocuted in try- ing to fallen live wire out of rojtch of-a crowd of boys. Canmore, May were broken, heavy timbers blown hun- dreds of yards away, the town shak- en, and the fan house of the Canmoxe mines completely demolished 'by an .explosion, which occurred at No. 2 mine at Canmore en Saturday after- noon, while Tony Trano, the man who caused the explosion, now lies in the hospital badly burned. Today the scene of the- explosion is a mass of wreckage. Splintered tim- bers lie .in all directions, and it will be at least a month before an esti- mate of the damage can -be obtained and the mine once more placed in working order; Although, nothing definite can be learned as to the cause of the explo- it is' regarded as almost a cer- tainty that it was caused by Trano opening has lamp to get a better light. Members of the rescue party who found the lamp say it-was open- ed when picked up and they -are of. the opinion that Trano, knowing the mine had just been examined; .was, inclined to be careless and opened it strictly, .against all regulations. Al- though all the miners -were on. strike the call for a. rescue party was re- sponded to as promptly as if alt the men were at and" it was only a question of about thirty minutes before Trano was found and shortly released and brought to the surface. Even should the strike -be terminat- ed .within the next" week it is now doubtful if all the men could be set to -work as it will be at least a. month before the wrecked mine can be placed in commission again. ELECTIONS IN FAR NORTH Writs Have Been Issued and Candi- Start Out Edmonton, May writs for elections in the twq northern constituencies of Peace Ri- ver and Athabasca "landing were sued on Saturday afternoon and the dates upon which the election will be held are to he fixed by the" re- uming officers of each constituency. The officers will be appointed by Jas. MacKinnon, who went north yes- terday morning as officer of the gov- ae: a candidate in Peace tRiver against' T. A. 'Brick and J. L. Cote who will contest: Athabasca against Fletcher Bredin. F. C. Campbell who is, agent of the British Columbia Government in the Ponce Coupe country is' also a member of the party, They .will go north "by stage to Athabasca Landing and by steamer Northland, Sun .to the Lesser, .Slave Lakes. SHOCK RECORDED IN TORONTO Toronto, May Seismograph at Toronto observatory registered a slight; movement Sunday night would correspond with shock felt in Western. Canada. Strong earthquake also reported this morning, lasting one hour and thirty-two minutes. TAFT WILL BE THERE Washington, D. C., May Pre- sident Taft is to open the Yukon- Alaska Exposition in Seattle on June 1st with a splendid gold tele- raph key presented to him -by Sec- retary Ballinger and the congrega- tional delegates from "Washington. The key is mounted on Alaska mar- ble and is ornamented with, twenty-. two handsome gold nuggets. LIQUOR IN TEA PACKAGES London, Ont., May License Inspector last night raided a Chinese laundry on Clarence street, and seiz- ed forty packages of liquor which was done up as tea and mixed in with: a rffo number of cases of tea. EXPLOSION AT THE FALLS Niagara Falls, Ont., May Lightning struck the Britis American Smelting plant located on the river above Chippewa Saturday night, ig- Lightning struck the British American fire to the building, destroying it.. Loss or BUILDING PERMITS E. U. Rylands, McKay St., three dwellings, each. C. M. Arnold, Westminster and Duf- ferin. dwelling Mrs. A. Smith, Courtland St., dwell- ing, North Ward Drug Westmin- ster 'Road, drug store, London, May Meredith, the 'English novelist, is seriously ill onii ravwf. anxiety is entertain- ;