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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL I. LETHBRIDGE, ALJA., SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1903. NO. 131 WELL PLEASED WITH THE TEST MONEY AND AMMUNITION IMerwriters Secretary Soh the Fire Brigade Ort W. II. Birch, secretary of the Under writers' Association, was in the city last evening and called the fire bri- gade, out for a drill. The box at the Convent was pulled and the che- mical engine and hose wagon respond ed immediately. Mr. Birch, who was accompanied by Aid. Cunningham, chairman of the Fire, Water and Light Committee, tested the chemical and had four lines of hose laid, three of which were used and the booster was turned on. Mr. Birch was well pleased-with what he saw and commented favor- ably on the many improvements that had been made in the fire equipment of the city. Mr. Birch would not make any statement as to what reduction in in- surance rates would be recommended but it is-safe to say that a good re- duction will be the outcome of the improvements he observed. In company with J. It. Flectwood he inspected the waterworks system during the afternoon and he also wit- nessed a fire drill at the Centra school. The school was emptied in 3-5 seconds. DR. JACKSON IS DEAD Yesterday afternoon Sydney Jack received a telegram telling him o the death of his brother. Dr. Bert ram Jackson, at 1.45 af tcrnoon at his home -in 'Clinton, Ont Ont. "Dr. Jackson upon completing hi course at. the Northwestern Univer sity Dental School Chit-ago, came t Lethbridge in June, 1905, and start ed practice. While attending colleg that dread disease, consumption took hold of him. The strain, of .hi rapidly increasing practice was to much for him and he became worse On leaving here, he went to a sani- tarium at Gravenhurst, Ont., but be- coming still worse he went home last November. The deceased was twenty-six years of nge last Saturday and was the youngest of a large family, all of whom, -including the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Jackson, Ktimsak, May D. Forester, who robbed "Canadian Northern sta- ion at Atikokan, Ont., a few days ago, was captured here yesterday by the Mounted The prisoner was armed with a gun and a belt full of ammunition. A large sum of mon- ey was found concealed on his per- son. The credit of Forester's capture g due to J. A. MacKillarth, the Can- adian Northern agent at Grandview who recognized Forester and notified the Mounted Police. MAN HAD HIS LEG BROKEN Tho second accident in connection with the construction of the great jridge occurred this morning, when K. J. Nicklin, a member of the pile- driving cre'w, has his right leg brok- en below the knee. He was standing on the deck of the. pile driver when the swinger came around and jammed with the above result. He got down ofl the machine himself arid was taken to the Hospital. Nicklin's home is in Kansas but he has been working for the C.P. construction work for several years. GRAIN NEVER LOOKED AS Winter Wheat May be Har- vested in Month of July James Frame lias spent a week in the country between the city and the boundary and hu reports that the ijrain everywhere is looking fine. He passed through the liuymoml, Ma- grath, Spring Coulee, Cnrdston, and Kimball districts, and he found the growth remarkably well advanced. He .showed to the Herald some winter wheat he took from a farm Kouifc of Mugrath. it measured inches and he says a third of the field is the same height. All through the country the grain is high and he predicts the wheat harvest will be in progress all over this district in The alfalfa he saw on the Fail-field Farm is almost ready to cut. POLITICIANS IN FREE FIGHT MONDAY'S EVENTS S. 0. K. picnic and trumcs at the river bottoip. City League Baseball--After- noon ,2 V.M.C. vs. Evening, 6.30 o'- clock, Y.M.C. vs. Press. Athletic grounds. .o'clock, vs. Lcthbridgfi. grounds. vs. Lethbridge. Concert in. Oliver's aid of the Lacrosse Tea meeting at the new West- minster church.. Indians Athletic Macleod Hall in NO PAPn ON MONDAY Monday being a public holiday lha Daily Herald will not published. ARCHBISHOP OF TORONTO London, Ont., May Right Rev. Fergus Patrick Me of has been appointed archbishop of Toronto to succeed liis grace Archbishop1 O'Connor, who re- tires. TO ENGLAND IN THIRTY HOURS Well Known Air Ship Inven- tor Makes That Pre- diction New York, May was made last night by John P' Hol- land, inventor of submarine boats, that he is at work on an air ship in which he expects within five years to be able to travel from this city to England in thirty hours. "I fully ex pect my airsm'p wil be capable of a speed of one hundred miles an said Mr. Holland, "and I expect also that this speed will be attained with- in five years. I have already built six airships, three of which have been successful. If there comes that high development in airships that I con- fidently expect, steam ships will be a thing of the past, we shall travel in the air." TRAVELLER SHOOTS BOY North Portal, Sask., May Nelson. a seven-year- old boy was accidentally shot and killed yesterday by J. M. Hughes traveller for tho Pet. r's Cartridge Co., of Milwaukee. Hughes is an expert trap shooter and after giving an exhibition at the traps did some shooting with a 22 rifie. He had objects, thrown up at winch ho :ihot. He must have shot at one of tin se when near the ground for Young Nelson was some distance away when the bullet struck him in the heart. LIBERALS WIN BY BIGGER MAJORITY London, May bye election today in the Stirling district of Scot land to replace the late pn mier Sir Henry, Campbell-Bannerman, resulted in the return of Arthur Ponsonby who was secretary tu Sir Henry by the greatly increased majority of This and the Scottish bye elections seems to indicate that Scotland is not influenced by the lead against Liberals, probably because the li censing and education bills do not Scotland. Lisbon, May Minister of Finance Martinez Carvalho on Wed nesday last challenged Alfonso Costa one of the Republican elders in the Chamber of Deputies to a duel bc- :ause Costa in a .speech declared Frar coist ministers had" abandoned 'every shred of political and private hojaor when they signed the decree, of Jan- uary 1st. Yesterday, he met Costa in ihc Job- by of the Chamber and the two men iuimediately exchanged blows. They pummelled -each other rigorously for several minutes and the spectacle was only the. intervention of :Botft men bore num- erous "-marks of the affray. Later, Senor Costa had another altercation in the lobby of the Chamber with Scnor Chagas, editor -of the Dinrio Illustratio. BAD BREAK IN THE CONSERVATIVE CAMP Col Sam. Hughes Exposes Foolish Tactics of His Parly at Ottawa Tells the Leaders of the Mistakes They Have Made Liberals Enjoyed the Chastising Ottawa, May in the i per, he declared, had urged upon the During his stay in Lethbridge, Dr. Jackson was one of the most popu- lar young men in- the city, Ms ster- ling character, genial humor, and un- failing cheerfulness even in his illness making him a general favorite. NO LIQUOR IN JHE CAMPS London, Ont.. May dis- trict Methodists have adopted a re- solution praying- the fro ruin ion {gov- ernment to prohibit thy use of liquor in all summer encampments, .and re- commends to .the jrkho'ilists of Middlesex county that until con- ditions in camps arc completely od they do not permit sons to enlist. NOT LIKELY TO TERMS Striking Street Car Men at Cleveland Not Favorable Toward the Pro, position Handed Out by Company camp of my friends" was the obituary written ever one of the campaign "scandals" of the Opposition today. The reckless and unpatriotic attack begun yesterday by his majesty's loy- al Opposition upon Canada's national army, a spectacle in itself unique and unparalleled in any other country assumed an amusing phase today when the attacking force was sudden- ly assailed with a raking fusilade from their own camp. The guns were hurriedly, reversed and instead of be- ing traind on the government were di- vt-ct'jd at one of the Opposition's friends to wit, Col. Sam Hughes, to apply the term used against the Ross rifie by its enemies, the bolt which the Opposition shot yesterday "blew back" and scattered in dismay and confusion those who shot it. The government members sat quietly enjoying the delightful spectacle of seeing the gallant Colonel from Vic- toria Halibudon Administer a scath- ing criticism of the unjustifiable and unpatriotic attempts of his own political friends to make political capaital regardless of facts or fair play. Col. Hughes arraignment of the chief critic of the Ross rifle, Col. ..Worthinfflon as a disappointed place hunter, venting, his anger in cooking up charges that might reflect on the militia department was delivered with characteristic blnntness .and vigor. The mistakes of the Conservative par- ty were told to them on the floor of the Commons in terms that did not mince matters. Caucus secrets were b'.urted out in open forum. __ The Conservatives, he declared, .knew he had done right in voting against the Manitoba school act, and for the Yukon Railway bill. The day- would come when they would have to admit that he was right in defend- ing the Ross rifle. Sir Charles .Tup- GOOD RACES AT BLAIRMORE ex minister of the interior, the ne- cessity of an all Canadian railway to the Yukon but when the bill was in- troduced the Hon. G. E. Foster had led such an agitation that Sir Charles ijad bec-n compelled 'o capitulate and vote against the very measure, he himself had suggested. In the last Conservative caucus Sir Charles had attended iiu .Ottawa, continued the outspoken Colonel, he had spoken of two mistakes the party had made, one being their failure to loyally '.sup- port tlte Liberal party in securing a Canadian rout, to the Yukon. To Mr. Fo'ster himself some hot shot was handed out. The proneness of the latter to suspect jrraff in every gov- ernment action was effectively r fer- reci to. George Fowler followed. In an ill-judged impact to affsvt the effect of Col. Hughes criticisms, the m.mber for Kings bitterly attacked his party colleague, practically accusing him of cowardice and being kicked out of South Africa. His remarks iisplayed neither good taste nor any sens.- of dignity and brought back some bitter retorts from Col. Hughes late. Today s experience was prob ably one of the most discomfiting of them all. Tobacco for Minors Mr. Aylesworlh today introduced and explained his bill, "To restrain the use of tobacco by young persons." The bill is designed to prevent the us.j of tobacco in any form by those under 16 years of age and it shall be an offense on the part of any one to Cleveland, Ohio, May by a night of absolute quiet in con- trast with the violence of the pre- oeding twenty-four hours, negotia- tions for peace in the street car trouble, traffic was. continued this morning. The declination of Glen K. Shurtleff to act as third arbitrator brought with it. the necessity of fur- ther discussion of a name to com- plete the proposed arbitration board. Only the matter of the disposition of; the men pending the arbitration pro- ceedings prevented a vote on the ar- bitration articles being taken last night. President Dupont refused to accept Avery's suggestion that the strikers, pending arbitration, take their old positions. The company formulated articles of submission of arbitration to go to the men today together with a counter- proposition that pending arbitration enough men to complete the service will be taken back, those, hired los- ing their seniority. It is the opinion of Vice President Behner and Presi- dent Farasy of the local union that the men will emphatically vote down the arbitration proposals of the cora- pany. The vote will be taken today. The men will vote "yes" or "no." upon a proposition to submit to full arbitration, their seniority rights and the binding force of the Cleveland Electric.Railway Co.'s labor agree- ment upon the new company. Ferine, B. C., May was a large attendance at the second day's races at Blairmore. The following are the results: Free for all, Tom Kt wn won Money Musk, second; Dart third. Ha'f mile, heats, Liitarant won; Landoff second; Rnsalta third. One mile novelty race, each quarter, Populist first at quarter, Dave Weber first at the. half, three- quarters and mile. I 1-S mile, Irish first; Nellis Burns second; Alia Spa third. Half mile pony race, Carbine first; Bownce second; Cronje third. MENATMICHEL GO BACK TO WORK A Committee Will Make En- deavors to Settle the Trouble Ferine, B. C., May miners at Michel have agreed to go back to- morrow morning. They will go back is they, came out, of their own ac- No agreement has been reached the question in dispute, that-of .liscrimmation. A committee of min- wil meet representatives of the company and endeavor to come to an amicable settlement. BOOSTS SOCIALISTS Kilmonton, May R. Gal- of Femie. C., vice president >f district 18 of the United Mine Vorkers of America, is here in con- eciion with the action for 'images, which has been instituted >y district 18 of the United Mine v'orkers of America against the Coal company for breach f contract with the miners in reduc- ng the scale of wages from 33 cents car to 28 cents per car. Mr. Gal- in is a socialist. He says the social- ists will elect three members at the Federal elections, one in the vl-iritime Provinces, one in Winnipeg one in Nanaimo, B. C. He says 'ie socialists will make a three cor- i.-ivd fight in tile federal elections in ledieine Hat and Lethbridge. DR. BAIN DEAD Toronto, Ontr, May -5'Bain, L. L. D., librarian of the Toronto Public Library died at his home this fternoon of jaundice.- in which the word "cowardly" was flung out witii straight effect. Mr. the leaders sitting in on the Opposition front Fow'.er's reply J pvving its adherents the choice 'x-tween local option or absolute pro iibJtioa. The only quest! >n rais-d is the sincerity of the old lin parlie.- in their stand on the liquor tion. The prohibitionists polled ihan 10 per cent, of the state undei '.he new primary law at the last c ion. The r-itnation {.resented in Washinp- by this -iciinn of i'ne Tn-iiK-ermie in for prohibi- 'ion is a peculiar one. The Democrats net here several days after the close f the Republican state convention. vhich declared itself for William H. 'aft for the presidency, and local op- ion. The Democrats instructed their lelfgates for William Jennings Bryan md resolved in favor -of the weighted id following the fiercest floor battles ..en in convention in the last 10 Politics is an earnest game n the Northwest and the people of .Vashington take it seriously. "Sumptuary as 1 in a platform offered by Former United Stat'.-s Senator George Turner, f Spokane, who presided over the Democratic convention, was knocked 'nto a cocked h.it and thrown onto the 'litrh shelf with a lot of other broken hint's. Then came the fipht. The- plank in the pint form, as adopted by ii roll rjili vote of GOI to follows: "We favor the submission to the voter> of Washington of a constitu- tional amendment prohibiting the manufacture or sale of spirituous li- qiiors within our borders." Tlif minority r port, declaring that "sumptuary unduly lim- it inc the personal liberty of the citi- cratic. un-American and un-demo- was defeated by a which resulted in the complete rout of the liquor interests. ;