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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Vol. IV. Alta.. Wednesday, May CHINESE CITY WIPED OUT BY FIRE I DOUKHOBORS BUY MORE FRUIT LAND [HEARING CAKDSTON SLANDER CASE, SIR SHOCKED BY FACTS May which originated in the rear of the People's store early to- day caused the destruction with nearly all the contents of the business block adjoin- ing the railway. station at a loss of The burned property included three, brick buildings, three frame build- ings arid other sheds. AN INSURANCE R LETTERS HE WROTE TO SIR WIL- FRED AND SENATOR EDWARDS GOES INTO THE FIGURES TO SUB- STANTIATE HIS ARGU- MENT Ottawa, May The following let From Sir Sundiord Flen.ing; to Sir Wilfrid Lauricr and Hon. C. Kdwards were read by the chairman j of the Private Bills Committee in re-j ganl to the cement merger having thrown up- on me the rfnty of defending the pub- lic interests in a matter of general you to allow me to submit to you importance 1 feel called upon to ask very 'briefly the main facts of the c'iise in the hope that your Govern- ment will cause an enquiry to be m'ailc. honorary president of the Can- j ad.-iM'ement company, it came to my last year that several mil- lions of the capital stock of that, company had most improperly, as 1 thought, passed into the possession FARMER FAT AlffWIRE MINESE CITY HE HAD PROMOTED A MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY Vancouver, B. C., May sen- tence of five years in the provincial penitentiary was the term imposed bv Judirc Melnnes, late today on WHAT ANTI-RECIPROCITY FEL- LOWS TELL THE U. S. FARMERS RAISE ALARM THAT CANADA GETS THE ENTIRE BENEFIT FROM THE AGREE- MENT (Special to the Ottawa, May Staves cor poration and high protection interests are publicly charged with contribut- ing to the anti-reciprocity campaign fund, in Canada and' retaining pert New York corporation jawyej? to light the pact Senate. In Canada these American interests are reported to be donating to the anti-reciprocity publicity bur- j cau which is sending literature out to j farmers declaring that they will be i injured by the proposals and that prices for Canadian products will de- prcciifte. In the United OVER'TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS LOST AND FORTY THOUSAND HOMELESS Harbin, Manchuria. May Forty thousand persons at Kiran are homeless as the consequence of a recent conflagration in that city. The money loss is estimat- ed at Four thousand shops, 15 banks and 8377 other buildings Were destroyed. Reports from told of the destruction by fire at Kiran on May .9, but-telegraph communica- tion to Manchurian town was interrupted and few de- tails wsre known. Kir- ;an has a population of BIGiCOAL CO.ONE TO LOCATE HERE ARE HOMELESS other hand the literature on i issued of one nlan and his associates. I took exception'lo the proceeding on several grounds, viz.: Not Justified "First, the person alluded to was not justified in taking n-.eans to set. .apart for the use of himself and his .associates a large over paid' up stock the cement company. ''Second, the proceeding as it. seem- opposed to ofiinthen' "interests puny auri the public for "the reason Bay that the effect eventually Avouid be to enhance prices to the detriment of both' consumer and producer. "Tliird. as the person .illuded to was a provisional director of the Can Cement Con.pany, he could not with propriety appropriate any of the company's capital for the use of him- self anil those associated with him in another company. Bond and Share Co. "When the Canada Cement Com- .pany was formed there existed a com pany named the Bond and Share Com pany of which the gentleman alluded Fire Insurance company. Cer- tificates were produced ins eoiirt show- ing an issue of a total of SI HO.000, but, -Jennings on the todav de- clared that he-had only issued 'stock amounting to They werq, one hundred dollars a H hnd nev- er entered .into business.-'.Jennings iri a .rambling defense accused the crown "witnesses of perjury. One prisoner swore th.-ir Jennings''-was his right name, bui wjjpn asked who his father was, wise son. who Teniericr because of bis youth. He is twent.v-five. CHARGE JUDGE IS PREJUDICED PLACE OF TRIAL OF..- FORMER STATE TREASURER OF N. DAK. MAY BE CHANGED N. D., May state treasurer G. Bickford, who was arrested during the last session of the legislature charged with embezzling W.OOO of state funds, was arraigiieu tins afternoon in the district court, mere being information, filed. Two charging embezzlement and one pany as follows seven entries. Bickford's attorneys, cumulative preference shares oijMeils and Koffel, filed an affidavit of recognized controlling It is claimed that the Bond and Share Company acquired bv contract from the Cement corn- to was the proprietor. AT STRATHCONA ALBERTA'S UNIVERSITY REACHES A NEW STAGE IN ITS HISTORY Edmonton, May afternoon IS A BRANCH OF THE NORTH-1, WESTERN COAL CORPORATION OF PITTSBURG THREioFHCES ARE TO BE OPENED BY THE COM- PANY IN THIS PRO- VINCE Kdmonton, May one of the largest institutions of its kind to jbe established ill this, part of the !northwest will commence operations itoday, when the. Great Northwestern Coa] Company of Pittsburg, Pa., will I open a .temporary office at the corner 'of' First street and the .Grand Trunk rail way tracks. This corporation. j which is one of the largest operating iu the United Is capitalized at and includes among its of-the -biggest men lin the American financial world. It has branch offices in every large city in the States, and is said to do the I largest yearly business in any coal company there.. Three large coal mines will be open- ed in Alberta, one of which will be near St. Albert, one mine thirty miles up the river, and the other one bun- Chatanooga, Tenn., May 17. One thousand are without shelter as a result ot a fire that destroyed twenty, houses and two large "Bull Pens" in men were working at Hale Lock and aa'm on the Tennessee River near here, were housed. .N. .111 01? 11 MACLEOD DOCTOR ON THE WIT- NESS IN CROSS-EXAMINATION (Special to the. Herald) Calgary, .May Nyblett, of Macleod, was the principal witness in the Robertson trial this morning. Dr. .Nyblett told of being liotifled of the rinding of Tucker Peach's .body and said he was sure the wound in the skull was" made during the deceased's dred miles north of Edmonton. Each lifetime. To accused's counsel Dr. mine will employ five -hundred admitted that, the examination HA nnlv sunfirfiftfa.7 3.Hri 116 American producer and consumer." U j 'also declares that under reciprocity i witnessed the rise of the young The "three-mine's" will turn out American mcmev will now into Can- Albert a -.1 Strathcona to about tons of coal ?er and Xno-iviocn-c OT-0 each and ordinary, shares capital-stock "of each all fully paid up, also. first mort- gage six per cent. "20 year sinking iumi bonds of the Cement company. 'That is to say the transfer consisted preference shares. ordin- ary shares, Sll.-lOS.OOO first mort- gage bonds total face val- ue, reducible by 000 cash, paid the -Cement company which is still further reducable by the prejudice against Judge Winchester, and. also gave-notice that-they would ask for a change of venue. Just where the case will be sent is a matter of conjecture but it is thought by some jthat it will be taken, to Dickensoii or Devil's Lake. TWO HUNDRED BUSHELS OF ROASTED PEANUTS Norfolk, Ta., May tonight partially destroyed ihe plant of the .Bain .oam rvaiiui uo. tu ouiiuth, a.nu value ot the eleven properties trans- Qf Tw fcrred to the Canada 'Cement com-1 pany as explained in my letter of resignation, Feb. 13, by which it ap- pears that from twelve to fifteen mil- lion dollars of the paid up capital se- curities of the Cement company were dred bushels of peanuts were burned. ssano. iniia'uiiaui s, jiupuiuuti iui Jio appropriated by the gentleman allud- ipetroieum and ozkorit deposits, today to and his associates of the Bond jjiooded the place, inundating houses I Share Company. and shoos and causing great damage 'ornpany Not the Contract "I do not overlook the fact that some of the directors of the Cement company' have been advised by coun- sel that the Bond and Share Company obtained these securities under a con- tract entered into on September 10th, 1909, and that the contract is.regarded .by them as. legal and binding. This, ..however, is disputed. "J have evidence before me which disproves, or goes to disprove, the au- of the contract itself. In documents in my possession it is .plainly stated by those who were pre- sent at the time that no such contract; was "produced or discussed or evenj mentioned at any of the meetings thenj held. ._ "It ;is claimed' by some gentlemen I learned in law that the chief proprie-j tor of the Bond and Share Company] obtained the twelve or more millions j .of the Cement Company capital bx a procedure in accordance with thej requirements of the Joint Stock Com-j panies' Act. {Continued on Page and shops and causing at oil works where derricks and other equipment were washed away. to Canadian producers. Judge Cowan, of Fort is quoted as declaring that- "Canadian cattle are superior to those of the United States, while the, price of choice beef is much lower in Canada than there. As a consequence all good and big returns will go to Canadian cattle raisers." In view of the arguments some in- terests are raising in .Canada against reciprocity this exposure of two facts is usefnl to Canadian farmers. The town hall at Ingersoll was-un-' able to hold the great gathering- which last night met to endorse' reci: procity and a resolution animous ly passed at the close declaring that the arrangement "Would greatly bene fit and foster agricultural, mining, manufacturing and all other interests of the Domjmon." Speakers vigorously criticized mon- eyed men and corporate interests for opposing calculated to bene- fit the farmers and and put a question in a resolution "If bankers can invest their money in the Cnit.ed States and make tremen- dous profits without affecting loyal- ty, why cannot the farmers have the same privilege." ;two experienced mining engineers are degrees.iirst Jn EdnJontOH at the present time, and it.s: lus'cory'loiiier than 01 an' hoa- leave at once to complete arrange- orarv chjir-ficwr.1 In today's convo-1 ments for at the mines. cation were conferred. Of are students who were H. S. who is> .president of the corporation, left a lew days ago for or; third year where .he will arrange to i have- been takir, wholly' -rees.-are- those who ..for _.such an uuder- special courses.m the "offices will be established insTit.ution, alt hough '-not irregular at- jSOon -n -'Calgary, LethbTidge, and other 'tendants. Not until next year will in the there be a class of students gradual- j a will the supertntend- ed who .have taken their entire course jent of tne three mines north of here in the' provincial university. Three jat a saiary of a year. He has a students upon whom were conferred five-year contract with the corporation bachelor degrees this afternoon were, jand with his experience of many years Messrs Robinson, of Edmonton, who Jin this kind- of work is expected to took a B S.C and R. H. Dobson and make the Great Northwestern Coal cor W. J. Law, of Strathcona, who re- PoraOoa the power Canada that it ceived their 1, A. Special .were 'taken by Messrs. Hill, cona, who gets M.A. McNally, of Wetaskiwin, who took MA., and E. L. Hill and G. A. Curtis, Strathcona, and J. A. Fife, Edmonton, who each received their B.S C- JVlcXally, Hill and Fife are .'poration "Saturday.. "We will build made' was only superficial and he was not especially looking for marks of foul play. If there had been, a bul- let wound in the body it was not likely he could have found it, on account of waterlogging. After a series of ques- tions, however, admit that the wound; in. skull might have been. by a pole or axe and days with 1.000 -men and the machin-. ery. "It is our purpose to establish schools near ihe mines for the child- ren of the miners whom we will bring said'a representative of the cor- school inspectors in the respective districts and 'Curtis .i's English mas- ter on the staff of the Collegiate In- stitute here. INCREASED DIVIDEND BY WINNIPEG STREET 'RY. Winnipeg, May a meeting of Winnipeg Electric Railway yesterday aiternoon it was decided to increase tne quarterly dividend to three per cent, payable July 1 to shareholders! of June 19, or twelve per cent, annum, an increase of two per It understood, however, in local j _ financial circles, that this increase hasK been anticipated and in itself-does, explain the sensational movements' of j __ this stock during the last few weeks The Agricultural Buildings BRANDON GLEEFUL OVER FALL OF RAIN Brandon, May ...heavy Lemburg, Austria, May cloud- burst at Boryslav, town of eleven thou- sand inhabitants, important for its showers covering most of this district during the last twenty-four hours, cropj JOS. M. WLSON.' jOf Montreal Who Was Recently Ap- I pointed to the Senate of Canada conditions are splendid, the wheat and waving in the breeze, giving rural districts an appearance could hardly be better. "The country never looked said a prominent farmer of thirtyj" vears" experience this morning. Thej" rain last night was tne first of any account, since the snow storm r of, last month. i' ONE KILLED TEN INJURED Oklahoma City. Okla.. May One is (ieart and ten injured as the result of the derailment oi an inter- t urban car fivo miles north-west of r this city at n o'clock. The car crash-' ed info a trolley pole. The motorman J L. Canufhers was fatally injured, dying shortly after the accident. AH i the victims live here. To the Ratepayers bridge: Gentlemen: Concerning the bylaw for the issuing of 00" worth of debentures for the purpose of erecting build- ings for exhibition purposes, we would ask you'to note the following clause in the bylaw: "And. whereas, it is expected and intended that a portion of ?.l 00.000 can be repaid from the sale or proceeds of sales of !ot.s in Victoria Park." And in connection with this to re- member that the city took ov- er the Victoria Park property from the Agricultural Society and have sold lots from it. to the value of and still lots left to be sold, which are today worth mak- ing a total value received from fh'-c property by the city This mean-? that, of the (M) to be voter] on the city on- ly iuitf to nive bavins; rccei-'cd value for the balance. And >our vote in favor of tiiis bylaw will authorize the city to expend this amount re- ceived from the Victoria Park and an additions] of 519.11 o on the exhibition build And confidently look for your unanimous vote toward the establishing- of the exhi- bition on a solid basis. Yours. The Let "abridge Agricultural Hocietv. J..VY. McNICHOL, Secretary. houses for...our employees, as we have done at our other mines, and establish ,a regular colony. The colony will also include factories, stores, hotels, and a well-equipped hospital, .all to be estab- lished'-north of Edmonton, with easy access-to the railroads; "This is the plan that we have found .most feasible in -establishing ourselves i wherever we find-a-good vein of coal. The Great Northwestern Coal company ,is a corporation whose original estab- of Leth- dates.back many years, and 'jit is our purpose to attempt to gain Mtne foothold here that we now have 'jin the United States. Our engineers the best that money can buy, all them being-adepts -in. their partic- 'inlar lines. As an indication that we "jmean business we will open our office, 'iwhich will be a temporary structure 'ion Monday. Actual'Operations at our mines will start in about a week." "I SASKATCHEWAN NEEDS RAIN 'j May usual C. P. R, crop re- "iport is incomplete this week, owing to 'it.lie recent .wire trouble 3n this prov- but it.shows that both Manitoba "jand Alberta have had very heavy soaking rains, and snow storms, al- 'itnoiigh at different. Saskat- 'iciiewan. however, has not. had a gener- "ial light- rnins are at a number of points. Rain lis needed at the present ai; ov- Saskatchewan, speaking generally OLD Tl Winnipeg, Ross the' well known old timer, is dangerously ill at his residence here. BIG PRICE FOR FRUIT LAND ANNABLE RANCHFlN KOOTENAYS MEN BUYERS, Nelson, B. C. Mav acres of the eighty acres of the An- nable ranch at Shore Acres, has just been sold for twenty-eight thousand five hundred dollars, or over tour 'hundred dollars an acre, said to be the highest price ever paid lor a Koot- enay ranch. Fifty acres" have been bought by the Boukhobor Society and" the remaining twenty acres by, W. "A. Clegir and Frank M. Green, oT Coleman. The remaining ten acres Mr Amiable reserves as a ranch for himself. Mr. Amiable paid 50 an years ago, which he is-now selling for over four hundred an acre. CLAIMED BRIBED THE CONSTABLE J. P. LOW'S SLANDER ACTION NOW BEING HEARD HERE A CASE THAT HAS GREAT DEAL.OF INTEREST IN CARDSTON The Cardston slander case "was started in the Supreme Court This morning and judging from the host of witnesses that filed out into th.3 wit- ness room the case will last" some James P. Low, the constable of the town of Cardston, is suing Oari Thorny- son, liveryman and partner in. the pro- prietorship of the VTooli for slander, alleging that Thompson, said tnat he had bribed Low with, a suit of clothes and payments of cash, to. give him protection in selling liquor in. (Jardston, which is a local option dis-- trict. William Laurie of Cardeton arid- L. M. Johnstone of Lethbridge pearing for Low, and Ives and Ball -for Thompson. The first .witness called was C. Koeberry, secretary of the town ,ot Caruston. He certified to certain by- laws by which Low was appointed con- stable. Mr. Johnstone then, put in, as evidence the examination for discov- ery ot" Carl Thompson. He said that" at the time he is alleged to have the statements he was seriously ill and should not be held accountable for" what he said. He could not remember saying; the ttiings alleged. Stewart "Hanna, the A. R. agent at 'Cardston, said that press1-.packages-'came to for Thompson and the Jatter itbM-und.erstand_ it was liqxiof. received'.orders not to deliver- Jiquor packages after seven o'clock'irt the evening. On the evening of Nov. Thompson came to him and wanted to get the liquor but witness would not give it to him. Thompson then, said it would be quite safe as .he haS. Hxed Low by giving- him a .suit, of clothes for protection. He Hanna not to say anything aboutr-at. Me did not give Thompson the .liquor Diit-. he got it afterwards as it1 was signed for on the book. 1 Mark A. Coombs told of a visit Jie had made to Thompson in his room at the.hotel where the latter was ;ill. Me went'with D. E. Harris Sr. This was on Dec. 24. When they came; in, Thompson said: "Sit down, gentle- men, I have a.' story to tell and" he went on to say: "Low came to" me and said, 'Carl, I want a new suit "of, clothes, and if you will buy theta.Zor me I'll protect you in selling 1 spoke to Pratt about it and he do it, for we can make selling liquor to pay the fine jmd for tne suit.' I gave Low the aadr hs nought the suit at Spencer dard's. I gave him on three ether jorcasions." Mr. Coombs said fh.af_a- week after the conversation he., had' written it down. ENGLISH LUTHERANS MERGE WITH GERMANS St. Louis, Mo., Lutheranisra today lost its identity as a distinr-t denomination, the SO congregations comprfsing this branch of the .Missouri Synod became merged with the th-ree thousand German con- gregations. Henceforth the. English churchen will comprise the first of tweiity-fou; districts j VOTES FOR IN NEW YORK Albany. Y., May the. llrsT time since 1S95. woman's swf- is to' come up smiarely for a vote in the New York State Senate. By vote of seven to two. the uuii- 'ciary committee tonisci.it decided to I report favorably a resolution to native naturalised women. REV. ARCHDEACON CLARK, ing an amendment providing full suf- Has Just Been Elected AjrgJican Bishop of Niagara Told the Mayor Later witness visited Thompson acain, having heard that-he had told, other people.the same story, and, had connected Coom'bs' name with, it.- As a member of the town council he felt that he should protect himself-and he went to tell Thompson that he intend- ed, telling the mayor and the rest of tne, council about- it. Wm. Duce was with hiui on -this occasion, which' Vas j ueiore the license and police conamit- jt.ee of the council went to see Thomp- son. Thompson told him then that he had no objection to his telling; the council and said lie was willing to cive it !.o him in writing if ne wished, if it would not be .used against him. Wit- ness and Duce would not agree to this. Then Th-Cir.SJiion "If this ever comes to trial Hi have to deny what r have said." Thcmi sou was ill in bed but seemed bright ana ctear, and his conversation was intelligent; To Mr. Ives. Mr. Coombs saifl that Thompson' made some reference to a seizure of Honor that uad been mads in the hotel rbe night'before and said tnat jf any liquor was .found J. P. Low: nad put it there'himself. The Bishop's Evir.or.ee E. Harris Sr., Bishop.of the Card- ston ward of the Mormon the next witness and he corroborated" what Mr. Coombs had regard-ing tlie interview with snid thai he and President Wood had besn- sent for to visit. Thompson but lie.'.had jjcot Mr. Coombs to go as Mr. was not in. Thompson was with pneumonia. i (Continued on Page Five.) ;