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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta FIRE ROCKET CAUSES A FIRE ExpMed a Fenbe Bnk- store Older Pecifiar GroBstaices Fernie, B. C., May most spectacular fire in the history of Fer- ine occuned last night when the Elk Drug and Book Co. (temporary -pre- on Victoria St. were des- troyed. A small boy had bought rocket which failed to go olT. He brought it back to be exchanged and as soon as he got inside the building it exploded, igniting the whole stock of fireworks. The building was al most .immediately a mass of names The fire brigade was soon on the scene and the blaze extinguished. PUT BAH ON BOOZE Denver, May will be n liquor sold in the convention audi torium in Denver where the Nations, Democratic convention, meets in July Application was made to the commit tee of arrangements in charge for a concession for a bar in a section o the convention auditorium. A large sum was offered for tin concession by several firms exp ienced in catering to conventions bu, the committee unanimously voted t refuse any concession for a bar other means of filing liquor on th auditorium premises. DROWNED AT TORONTO Toronto, May Fry, an iglishman IB years old, wan drown- d in a slip in the bay near Spaclina venue while bathing this afternoon. REMOVED THE REMAINS Washington, May resting or four years less than a century in he Congressional cemetery in this ity, the body of George Clinton, once rtajor General in the Revolutionary army, first governor of the state of New York and a former viceprcsi- lent of the United States, was today removed to Kingston, N. Y. for final nterment. SCOTCH BEAT THE IRISH OUT TO CONTINUE THE STRIKE Cleveland, Ohio, May a neeting of the striking street railway conductors und motormen today it a voted to continue the strike against the; Municipal Traction Co. rhvre were additional desertions from the ranks of the strikers today, many n tinning to work. The company's ultimatum to tike all men back at the old, wage rate and without pre- lim will expire at 6 o'clock to- night. Hove if Commots Votes in Favor of Hone Role For Scotland SMALL BOY DROWNED G-iniuioquo, Ont.j May year yjd ftoggio Brwmaii was drowned in Punch Hole yesterday while- play- ing- London, May of the BEEN" New. York, May McGov- frn and Robinson, the English feather weight, fought .six rounds to- night at the National Athletic Cluh. No decision was rendered but under the conditions the h'uht wou'.d Mr- de- clared a draw although Robinson had the better of it towards the Me- Govern was plainly not the McCoy- em of old. LIBERAL MEETING AT COWLEY j (Special to The Herald.) Cowley, May public 'meeting in the interests of Mr. A. B. Mucdon- nld, Liberal candidate for this Federal MAJOR MULYEY DIED AT VICTORIA Vancouver, B. C., May Stewart Mulvcy died this morning af- ter an illness of less than half an hour. Old age and heart failure were the causes. He was in nis seventieth year. Major Mulvey came here last summer from Winnipeg where he had lived for thirty-six-years, filling ma- ny public offices. The remains will lie taken cast for interment. Major Mulvcy was a prominent Orangeman and a, former memlxir of the Manito- ba Legislature. pledges given by Winston Spencer constituency, will be held in the I. Churchill during his recent election 0. 0. F. hall here on Saturday even- campaign in Dundee, has borne ing, June 6th. The following speakers quick fruit, and a "home rule for are announced to addnss the meeting: Scotland" bill was introduced in the' Attorney-General Cross; Dr. Clarke, House of Commons by Duncan Vern-JRod Deer; Mr. Duncan Marshall, Ed- orn Piere, member for North Ab r- monton, and the__ candidate, deen this afternoon. Mr. Piere ex- plained that the main object of the bill was to devolve to a legislative1 body in Scotland the powers to make' laws on matters relating exclusively to that country. A. J. Balfour ob- jected strongly, but the House by 257 votes to 102 voted in favor of allow- ing the bill to go to its first reading. 130 HORSES COMING Will Be Big Entry List for Race Meet Here Next Week The matinee and hop which were to have been held at the Fair Grounds this Fernic, B. C., May ab out noon a most dastardly attcmp was made to rape little Annie Greg ory, aged 9 years, living at Michel a daughter of John A. town, Ijy David Walker, a man about 28 years of age. It appears FOSTER WASTES TIME OF PARLIAMENT evening are postponed on ac- that the little girl, in company with count of the condition of the track her brother, went over to the boaid and the weather. There wil be no matinee until after the big ing cars where Walker was workin race I and while there Walker gave the lit Ottawa. May 2G.-The astute Mrj; The Premier said that he had no Foster today sought to two knowledge of the In a with-one stone.. By rcintroducmg his jscnce- of tbe -minister a resolution advocating civil he could give no definite an-, form, he.anticipated the government's swer. He addedr however, that if it which practically incorpor- was found that the government stea- its provisions the very prov'i- met was being so used, a stop would measure, ales in sions he advocated, thereby vainly trying to gain a little cheap credit by forestalling the reform already promised. At the same time he car- ried the opposition .threat of block- ing supply until the government cap- itulated on the election bill. The days debate illustrated in a most illumin- be put to the practice. Mr. Borden the Minister of the Interior if it was true that an employe of the immigration depart- ment a.t Halifax was endeavoring t9 direct immigration to parts of Cana- da other than that which they pro- posed to go, and Mr. Oliver said no such information had reached him up meet on June 3rd and 4th when one be held amongst the local horses. The secretary of the club received a wire from Calgary this morning ask- ing for stabling for 125 horses to ar- rive here tomorrow morning. A car of horses have been shipped1 from Weyburn, and these Adll arrive this week. The majority oi these are harness horses. The club are also in receipt oi numerous in- quiries from Montana from where a bunch of 15 or 16 horses are .expected to arrive this week. These, together with'the local horses, now in training at-the grounds -will-make the--number to take part in the big meet on June 3rd and 4th exceed 160 head. The club are "sparing no pains to make the races "a success in every detail. They will excel any formerly held, and should equal if not over- step those held at Cranbrook or Cal gary. tie boy some money to go and buj candy ami during his absence th deed was committed but without sue cess as the little girl's screams at traded the attention of llobert Sin clair who happened to be near nd who had seen IValkei speaking t he child and had become suspicious was arrested by Constable Bulge vhere he found 'him sleeping in tb Walker was brought into Fern on the local and placed behind the bars. A wild mob gathered around alive manner the flagrant waste of time and the unjustifiable obstruction to the present time. If any official tactics pursued by the opposition was acting in that way, it was high- throughout -the whole of the present ly improper. session. For two houis Mr. Foster talked platitude and about reforming civil service and several hours more other opposition members kept up the stream of words while all the trme the service was waiting on them to let the government pass estimates that would piovide for overdue salar- ies. It was not until shortly after midnight that the government was, motion to go on an item to pay the salaries oi customs officials country about which On a motion to go into committee of supply Hon. Geo. Foster moved: "that the civil service system of Ca- nada should be based on merit and character alone, thereto from and that appoint- shnll be made candidates whose allowed to pass the into supply. Then FIRE RANGER DROWNED Toronto, May Wright, o: Blenhem, fire ranger, was drowned a Biscotasin. FIRE RANGER KILLED Cobalt, Ont., May Hen nessy, a fire ranger, was killed in South Lorraine by a burning tree fall- ing on him. 'RESIDENT IS HAYING BIG TIME TORONTO MAN DROWNED Lakefiold, Ont., May Mee- han. twenty-four years old, of Toron- to, while stepping from logs to the pier missed his footing and fell into the water and wsis drowned. in Its Greeting to FaOiers of France INDIAN CHIEFS FOR OTTAWA Victoria, B. C., May six Indian chiefs left on the C. P. R. express this afternoon for Ottawa where they will interview the Domin- ion government with a view to ar- riving at some amicable settlement regarding the lands which are occu- pied by the Indians in British Co- luuibhi. 'London, May Falii- rs of France, who spent the greater part of this morning in receiving dip- omats and representatives of Eng- Civic societies at St. JanuB pal- ace, drove across London this after- loon to take lunch with the Lord Mayor and the authorities of the city of London in the historic Guild Hall. rlis passage was marked by a con- inuous series of ovations. The oc- casion was favored with fine weather ind the streets were very bright with elaborate decorations in which the the colors of the two friendly nations predominated. At Oxford Circus the procession was stopped to allow the presentation of an address from the boroughs of Marylbone and Holborne. President Fallieres was received at the Guild Hall by the Prince of Wales and Sir John Charles Bell, Lord Ma- yor of London. Clement Armand Fallieres, presi- dent of the French Republic on a visit to the King of England, paid a round of ceremonial cal's upon var- ious members of the British reigning house. In the afternoon accompanied by King Edward and Queen Alexan- dra, he paid a visit to the Franco- British exhibition in Shepperd's Bush. President Fallieres is proving a highly popular visitor. Huge crowds gathered wherever there was a possibility of seeing him. At the theatres he was greeted exceptionally lustily. DEATHS NEAR KINGSTON Kingston, Ont., May Morrison, an Orangeman of 75 years standing and a resident of Sheffield township for 65 years, living on the same farm and in the same log house all those days, is dead, aged 96. He was regarded as the oldest Orange- man in the Dominion. Robert Van Volkenburgh, about years of age, of McLean, Frontenac county, was found dead on the road yesterday by neighbors. COMMITTED A DREADFUL CRIME Owen Sound Man Murdered His Wife and Step ere FALL RYE IS HEADED OUT Owen Sound, May this morning James G. Crighton killed his wife and his two step daughters, Ka- therine and Clare Chapman. The murder was not discovered until after six o'clock this evening when Crigh- ton called through a window of his home that he had killed his wife and step children and shot himself. Crighton was addicted to drinking bouts when he became violent, but it is not known whether he had been drinking when he committed the act. He had written a rational letter to a brother telling him what he had done and saying that he was in an awful itate and liable to go insane. Fall rye has headed out at the Ex perimental Farm. vlt begins to look like harvest when the grain heads out. This rye should be ready to cut about the middle of July. NO CHANGE AT MICHEL Fernie, May strike situa- tion at Michel remains about the same. The men are still out. A meeting of the board is called for 7 p.m. tomorrow night to consider, their grievances in the opera house at Fer- nie. MEDICINE HAT HAPPY Medicine Hat, May much needed rain fell throughout this dis- '.rict during the last twenty-four 'lours. Thunderstorms broke over Ma- p'.e Creek about noon of the tweiity- ifth and over Medicine Hat about 17 It was much needed and has fiv'en a fresh impetus and growth to crops in this district. FIRE AT MORRISBURG Morrisburg, Out., May loss of the Imperial Stove works, destroy- ed by fire, is placed at the prisoner on way to the sta- tion and would have mobbed him if they could have 'heal. 'their way. 14 PERSONS SAID TO BE DROWNED Oklahoma City, Okla., May special from Colbert, Okla., near the Texas line says fourteen persons who had taken r. fuge on an island formeo between Iho now ;md old channels o: the Red rivur aro reported to have boon drownrcl yesterday .when the flood waters covered the place where they had taken refuge. The reports lack verification. all over the there should have been no question at all, the opposition members corvtin ued their obstruction. They met the government resolutely upon advanc- ing the legitimate business of parlia- ment as they were bent on breaking it. Sir Wilfrid announced that he had really offered n. fair compromise nicnts only competency has been establish- ed through open competition in examinations, conducted under a non partisan civil service commis- sion." Mr. Foster supported his plea for civil service reform by referring to the examples of Great Britain and the United States. From the nioth- er country he picked out four depart- ments as showing the differences ex- isting between the Canadian and Eng- lish systems in the Inland Revenue department, 800 employees are under a special board appointed during THE NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL WALTER PRATT DEAD Winnipeg, May Pratt, enior, for many years stationery agent for the Canadian Pacific rail- way in Winnipeg died -.nif HOLMES IS GUILTY GARDINER IS FREE COULD'NTFOOL MAYOR HENDERSON on the election bill and rtid not pro- Kood behavior, pose to recede from his position. Mr- Foster, who seems to have assumed tbe real leadership of the opposition, declared that not a dollar would be passed until the demands of the op- were respected, in to the bill. He ignored the fact that there would be ample opportunity la- ter on to oppose the bill for an in- definite time if so desired, and with his confercres settled down to an ob- stinate and facetious resistance a pressing item of supply. to The fight was still on at 2.30 a.m. with both sides apparently determin- ed not to yield. The situation re- garding the elections bill is unchang- ed. At the meeting of the Prime Minister and the leader of the Oppo- sition on Saturday, Sir Wilfrid stat- ed sonic of the objections which the Western Liberals had to the ex- isting conditions in Manitoba regard- ing the lists, and today the Conscr vatives considered a brief memoran- The terms of officials are the same They arc removable only for cause, which must be given in writing and neither politics or religion are a cause. In the customs department a similar system has been in force for over one hundred years. The treas- ury board is partiy political but a permanent secretary controls the em- ployees. In the postoftke department the postmasters arc selected from the whole service, thus holding out in- ducement to efficiency. They are re- movable only for cause, and political influences nrc detriment. hig city police arc under the civil service bureau direct. In the United States said Mr. Borden, there is a civil scr- FRONT ELEVATION OF LETHBRI DGE NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL. THIS SKETCH WAS MADE FROM THE ARCHITECT'S DRAWING The new Central School that is now in the course of erection will bo one of which the people may well be proud. Tn all of western Canada, not even excepting the city of Winni- peg, will there be a larger or more drinking fountains in the corridors of each floor. The auditorium is 70 by 51 with 15 foot ceiling and will seat six hun- dred people. At the ends will be an- terooms, dressing rooms, and store- modern public school building. Tlio rooms. 'vice commission of three. The exam- inations are competitive and every candidate must get 70 per cent, or more to qualify. When an appointment is to be mede the commissions give the head building is to be a three storey stnic ture with full basement. It will con- In the basement are the. heating and ventilating plant, two large play The city on Monday and yesterday had its annual visit from the Assyrian or Armenian fakir. They came to Mayor Henderson for a letter of com- mendation authorizing them to col- lect funds in the city for their poor persecuted church in Hindustan. They had credentials from the archbishop of somewhere and dozens of letters from mayors of cities and ministers of many churches in the United States and "British Columbia. But the May- or would not give his assistance. Al- ter a tour of the resident ministers, he managed to get ?i certificate from one who has not been long enough here to get onto these fellows. There two of them. One armed with his local recommendation started out to gr-t the money- foo'ishly so- licited the R. N. W. M. P. barracks and was iinincdinU-ly recognized by Kgan from a photo in the last number of the "Detective" where ho "Nicholo, John, age 30, height-5' weight 160 Ibs., black hair and board, otc., and his companion were described as fake priests, working a slick confidence game soliciting sub- scriptions for the Greek church. Al- though he denied being Nicholo and could" show credentials of all sorts, he could'not show any receipts or oth- or papers to prove that he had sent any monoy to the bishop who eleven months ago is supposed to have sent him out here. The pair were reported to have lit out yesterday and will doubtless turn up in other towns. The men are still in the city hav- ing made a call on several citizens this morning. Yesterday afternoon the Rex vs.( .Gardiner and case..was con. tinned by taking the evidence of Tas W. Fuller. He told of examining tin- brands of the heifer irr February' in his corral. Buck and Mr. Fuller sr: wt-re present. To Mr. Harris, wijjiess stated thai when the animal was exaniiii-d in tin' corral, the brands were not entirely healed over. The examination in court showed a bar three compass brand which Holmes claimed as his brand. There was also li'iti 7 U K brand with a bar through the U. This brand was said by Holmes to belong to Gardiner. Witness drew diagrams the Circle'brands, showing size am' -shapf. KarlJT in February he and Holmes put'the latter's cattle in the field cutting out all the strays. Ho'nu-s not cutting it out as a stray, he con sidered that Holmes claimed it as his own. Holmes' brand of bar three compass was on the ribs of hi cattle but on the hide in court tha brand was on the shoulder. Bolknap Buck, foreman of the Cir cle Ranch Co. testified to seeing th animal in the Fuller Field. He coulc sei- from the brands that th y had been extended. The company used torn twelve teaching departments, 'rooms and tho lavatories, which are n figure 3 on the left shoulder, high up and a circle on the Irft ribs. The cars of Circle animals are both split. The circle had been burned over to form the U in 7UK brand. With the judge and counsel looking at the hidf Buck acted as demonstrator showing from the flesh side' of the hide that the brand hud boon burnod with a running iron. The 3 had b en put on with a stamping iron but tin- brand hfid been run over with a running iron. He could tell this because they are out of shape for a stamp iron. The 3 and the 0 have bt-c-n put when the animal was a calf but the rest of the marks have been put on since possibly less than a year or more than six months previous to the killing of the animal. The Circle nover sol gainst the window, the difference the old and new brands be Very plainly seerf. The bar hree :compass brand being 'registered o be used on the ribs should b? put ui below the old-vented brand. If it vere too it could be put on in ront. When court resumed this morning, J. H. Wallace was recalled for cross- examination by Mr. Harris, who un- ivailingly attempted to shake the ex- oort evidence of the witness. The I'rown closed its case here. After an adjournment for a few minutes for Mr. Harris to decide his plan of action, the court resumed. .Mr. Harris announced that he would call no, witnesses. Mr. Conybeare addressed the judge summing up the evidence. The chang- ing of the brands is evident and then; is no doubt, about the killing. The nily doubt can bo as to which brand xvas on first but the Circle Co. could have no reason for branding Holmes' animal and leaving it in. his posses- sion. The Judge called Mr. Conybeare'.s ittention to the tact that he had not connected Gardiner with the in any way except that he was there at the kiHing. He might have boon per- fectly innocent of any criminal in- tont. The keeping of the animal and the killing of it on Holmes' place and ihe mere fact of Gardiner's being pres- ent does not implicate him in any Mr. Harris, in view of the Judge's r-umrks concerning Gardiner con- fined his address to the case of Holni- rs. The real question is whether the brand or the Holmes brand was on the animal first. The only -vidence npninst Holmes is theory find opinion. Jr.dgc Scott said he had no doubt that Circle and Swere on the ani- mal and that Holmes tampered with fine large corridors, plenty of small- er rooms.for offices, library, etc., and an auditorium occupying the whole of the third storey. The length of the building is 161 feet six inches and the width 65 feet. It face on Coutls St. but the equipped witn tno most monern nx- tures, perfectly sanitary and with floors of Ajax plastic flooring. The heating and ventilating will be done by the latest rVese-Walden natural draft system, by which the air In ev- ery part of the Vv 7 r II of thvdepartment the of, the first on the list according to the! rear of the building facing on Burdottjtcn to twelve an hour. St. will be identical with the front.laid to ventilation in sluggish be built of pressed brick trimmed with buff Bedford stone. The _ ursi. nat m-t-ui vtiupj v j 11 ohiortions which had w i- {entrances will have pousncn marble of tncse onjeciions, naa mcrjt amj timc the choice is Um- been forwarded to Mr. _ Borden by Sir itcd to lhrec If a chargc Qf parti_ Wilfrid. They decided that there waa I nship ,s nn ATncricM1 no rea-son for them to recognize thesa ch.H the cftsc :s tricd, not grievances. the poiitjcai board of the dcpart- At the opening of the hoiso today' ment but by the civil service R. L. Borden read a tclegrim com- plaining that tho government steam- er Champlain is being used by Que- bec Literals for election- purposes. The House, at an early hour by n vote of 72 to 30 defeated Mr. Fos- ter's motion calling for reform of civil service, A. columns and arches of Bedford stone. The first second storeys arc the same, having six class looms, 25 by. 33 by 13 foot high, w.ith cloak rooms attached, three large corridors and four smaller rooms for offices, etc. The lighting and ventilation will as perfect as it is possible to building is changed As an wea- ther there is n Inrije fan driven by an electric motor. As far as the heat- ing is concerned. It is remarkably cheap and there being COULDN'T HOLD COURT Calgsiry, May Mitchell sent word this morning thpt he would be unable to sit at District Court to day or tomorrow owing to the delay on the C. P. R- main line between Medicine Hat and Calgary- the brand and that b ing any cattle for any purpose except t brand is Mr. Horris asked the judge to defer vented. oi the court as there ymtil aro certain facts 18 LIVES ARE LOST Halifax, N. S., May a result absolutely no waste, the heat given j of vhe collision last night off Yar- Jr.s. H. Wallace gave expert tosti-ihf would like to place before his mony as to the brands. There appear- j Lordship. This was agreed to. Gard- ed to have been two pieces of work on j iner was discharged and took about the 3, the top being run over changing two seconds to get out of the court round top to a square top 3. Tho room. compass was put on at different time from the 3. The bar appears to ALBERTA be fresh work also. On the other brand the 7 is apparently fresh and Edmonton. Alta., May the put on about tbe same time as the [meeting of the Alberta Swina Brood- new part of the other brand. Tho old lore' Association in Calgary last has the appearance of a circle I we k. Mr. Duncan Anderson, of Rug- off b'y the surfao1 oi the boilers and all parts of the plnnt being used for the rooms. The school will be thoroughly equipped in ever particular making it a doubt, the best school in have them. There will bo sanitary j Western Canada. mouth, between the Dominion Allan tic railway stearner Boston and the fishing schooner Fane of Gloucester, Mass., the schooner sank and of the twenty souls on board only two saved. A dense fog prevailed at the time of the collision. part 31 nil pftrl of it 3 and tho 0 wore put on first, and the rest was put on cither at the same time or close together. Looking at the brands from the flesh side, the 3 and 0 could b: distinctly original soon. bv. Ont. advised Alberta brooders to go slowly into the hog business, but, to stay with it regardless of the fluctu- ating condition oi the market. The wisdom of this remark is being dc- monptrnted hv tho sitxiation in tho When the hide was put up hog market at the present time'. ;