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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge DaUy Herald VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1909. NO. Ut, MASONS HAD ENJOYABLE TIME Grand Lodge .Given a Banquet Last Night The Masonic banquet last night was a great success. The official re- porter kindly furnished The Herald with the following account of the good time The Grand Lodge of Alberta, A.F. A.M., gathered at the festive board in Caledonian hall last night. The board was clear of knots and the loads of good thing's laid thereon by the unaided efforts of the ladies of St. Monica's Guild broke nothing but vest buttons, which didn't count The banquet was altogether a suc- cess, and the assumed modesty of the -local brethren in meeting the volleys of praise from the visiting 'brethren was only veneer, and very thin at that. We know they are proud about themselves. The -genial Harry Fleet- wood was toastmaster, and every- thing went like clock work. To en- umerate the various items of the pro- gram or to praise any particular speaker, singer or reciter, would be only to make comparisons which Mr. Malaprop says are odorous. The program was as good as the grub, and everyone enjoyed himself to the full. A remark of Bro. "Dr. Stewart, W. 31., about the met a' chilling reply from a prom- .inent Edmonton brother, but we un- derstand they are still on speaking terms. M.W.G.M. Eev. G. H. Hog- bin always excels himself in felicitous and fluent speech and bis occasional appearances were warmly received. Today's Grand' Master-elect is also a speaker of much ability and weight we don't know his- weight ;but the chair will be comfortably .filled for the ensuing year. The singers who sang songs were all local and prominent ones, and when we mention E. -A. Cunningham and the member of the Skeitfr Tilley firm, sufficed. Worthy of note was the "song to classic music about a man with one hair. He wasn't was W. Bro. Luckwell's song. Particularly effective and affecting was the short speech of Chaplain R. W. Bro. Chivers in his toast, "The Fraternal More could not have been said in fewer words. "Happy to meet, sorry to happy to meet was received at the small hour of one a.m., and the brethren dispersed, full of enjoy- ment, intellectual and fraternal, but not of alcohol, which was absent from the board. Harper's orchestra was fine. ICELANDER KILLED Kenora, Ont., May Jackumson, an Icelander aged 35 was run over and killed by a work train this morning. Jackumson was walking along the track while the train was coming down on the other, and he stepped right 'onto the ocu- pied track and wus .struck in the side. BOARD OF TRADE IS SURPRISED HIGH SCHOOL FOR MOOSOMIN Moosomin, May High School Board held a meeting last night-to decide on the location of the new high school building to be erected this summer. They de- Request Had Been Granted Years Ago By Government cided to purchase a two acre south of town. plot Calgary, Alta., May a meet- ing of the Calgary Board of Trade held yesterday afternoon a discussion .of considerable length took place over the Ontario and British, Columbia leg-, islation which makes, compulsory that incorporated companies must be regr istered in the .province in -order to CRR. ISSUES NEW RATES ON WHEAT MAY OBJECT Lethbridge To Van- couver For Twenty Two Cents WATERWAYS TREATY Ottawa, Ont., May ques- tion of approving the waterways treaty with the United States as amended by the American Senate was. discussed at length by the cabinet today, but short time ago, the. no decision was reached. Winnipeg, May new speciaj To Americans Having So Many Boats On Lakes Ottawa, May fact that the American gunboat'-Nashville up to the Great Dikes making'eight cruises in the waters is causing some criticism in the eastern press and it is not improbable that a formal pro- test will be made to the United do business and to be able' to ob- proportionate'. tariff'intended to in-1 States authorities. At least, some .in- tern legal redress against their -jred-j shipment of wheat to quiry will be made wiih reference'to failed to 7aV1his _ J_ i I COUNCIL TOOK OVER THE CITY HALL Calgary, May last a definite decision has. been reached and the city council will take over the in- completed City Hall and finish" it, with Architect Dodd as Superintend- ent and the council committee -con- sisting of throe' aldermen assisting, him: This. decision '.vas arrived at by the secret session of the council j last night after a long dur- ing .which all- "managed ,to keep their coats on." to use a" classic ..phrase em- ployed by the mayor after the meet- OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE KILLED. BY COLT Cartwriht, Man., May Strong, a young farmer was kicked on the head -by a colt on the eve of Victoria .Day, and died .this morning from his skull being crushed. An itor SCRATCHED AND DIED Ont., May scratching: a pimple on his face, Ar- thur E. Young, aged 15, a son of Jo- seph Young, a 'farmer, contracted blood poison.and died. i points in the Orient to Africa and' Calgary Australia was issued by the Canad- Board of Trade sent a resolution, to 'ian pacific today. The new tariff Saskatoon to be discussed at quotes... oh wheat from all Associated Boards ox Trade converi- i pointe. -m Alberta from whichwheat tne situation. One cabinet minister whose atten- tion was drawn, to the matter, expres- sed the opinion that "the United tion and asking that. Alberta be giv-j may be shipped to the Pacific and States has exceeded the terms of the en similar legislation. .The surprise. thence by water to countries sped- j arrangement but as. to. what action to most of the -members was that rate is not to be used lo- will be'taken he declined'to state, be- Alberta has had for many years points -between. Alberta yond asserting that the 'question islation to this- effect. BABY CAUSES A RIOT IN MAGRATH Garden City Had An Exciting Time Yesterday--James Barclay Wanted Child iand Vancouver, .b.ut is' strictly a pro- would be looked into. portionate rate for shipments intend- _________- ed to go abroad; It will not be used the shipment .of. wheat to points 'in the United- States or'-i'o Alaska. I .w j The rates quoted the-tariff are as j follows From Calgary to the Van- i cduyer. wharf, per 100 its.; i from.TSledicine -Haft, 23 cents from 23 cents'; from Strathcona, 23 cents.; from'points'on the A. R. I. .Ryv, 28j-anfd 29- cents and from Lethbridge, 22 cents. All other points in the province at the same proportionate prices. NEW SUPREME COURT JUDGES IN N. B. Cabinet this morning appointed, former Attorney General H. H. McKeown of New Brunswick and Judge Harry, to the on the Supreme Court bench of New Brunswick. May majority of alarm was raised that he had stolen the population here were thrown .in- j the child, and, pursuit-was taken up Men Drowned By Tussling Vancouver, B. C., May Pierce and Lee King, mate and' chief cook, respectively on board the Hud- son Bay steamer Hazelton, were both drowned in the swift waters of the Skeena late yesterday afternoon near Kitsumkalum, forty miles down the river from Hazelton. They were having a friendly tus- sle on the deck when one pf them, losing his balance toppled-overboard, dragging the other with him. The steamer was soon past the spot and as the water is point and by the time a boat had to a ftver of excitement over thet kidnapping in broad daylight p't. a two-months-old child, .lames Barclay, who came in frcm Leth- bridge on this morning's train, The events which led. up act may be briefly About" two years ago Barclay, who lives in Lethbridge, married Jenny "Baxter, of this town, and went to reside in Calgary, he was employed in" the G. P....B. roundhouse as a me- chanic. "Mrs. came- hoine about five months ago to reside with 'her parents, who own the ila- grath hotel. About ago a girl was born. Barclay came -to the hotel this morning, and appar- ently had no hostile intentions. "He talked with his-wife ior'a, time, and asked to see the baby. al-. lowed to ;parade the verandah of; the hotel with, the baby in his arms, no one paying- any attention to him. In a short time _ he walked around the garden, and then went out of the" gate-and crossed the street to wfaerfc a rig was waiting. He handed the baby to his sister, Mrs. Bolderson, then jumped in and drove away in the direction of. Lethbridge. About two minutes passed ]g? fore his absence was discovered and the alarm raised. About a dozen men. on horseback and several teams and rigs started out. on the chase. He did not get out of town before he: was caught. :A. Fletcher, the. by .the people. By the .time he got into this friend's, house Constable Godfrey of the town police arrived on the scene and swore in two -depu- ties. After waiting around for a few, minutes.he placed Mr. Barclay under arrest, although he had no warrant! When "asked to state; the charge- he was unable to ..do so.- He took Bar- clay to "the office -of Magistrate ;Sta- cey, where Mrs. Baxter laid an infor- mation :Barclay' for kidnap- ping. "When' it was pointed out to Mr. Stacey that, he could not charge a man with kidnapping, his .own child, the hearing for -an hour and gaye an order-to the police; giv- ing'the mother the custody child.- V V 7 (Continued on .back page) WANTS DOMINION EXHIBITION 1911 ia Already Planning To Have Great Event Calgary, May E. L. Kichard- -son returned yesterday from Regina, where he has -been, conferring with the -of the -Kegina Exhibi- tion company -about --holding the IDo- rnmion Exhibition at that city in Mr. Richardson was inrvited down UNABLE TO ARRIVE ATAMTTLEMENT Miners and Operators Will Give Evid- f ence Before Conciliation Board Macleod, "Alta., May! Coa- ciliation Board appointed to investi- gate the matters in dispute between the Western-VCoal Operators' "Associa- tion and their, got down' to regular, seasons today. On Satur- day when the board adjourned. until Wednesday morning; -it was thought that possibly' ;anagreement might be reached, which .would allow the. min- ers to resume work pending the final decision of the board, which decision was to be binding upon each party. The board-having recommended this proceeding a committee was appoint-: ed from each .side' to endeavor'to reach a satisfactory- agreement In .the meantime action was taken-by to the. Saskatchewein capital by the some of the'' local -in- dicated" that they would not be bound by any decision reached by the.board-. Consequently at a. meeting of-; 'the board to pointers on man- aging'a big exposition. (Continued on. back page) Canadian Pacific To Build J-rpm UthbiWge Td Road To Run From Helena and Butte Ms Mont., May Her- ald says: A high official of.a Western railroad and a prominent'contractor; owner of the team 'and rig, being jwho were in the city on business this one of the first to arrive. The po-j week, declared that before 18 months liqe then took charge or the affair .have passed, the Soo Line, which is owned by the C. 'P. K. will be run- ning into Butte, Helena and 'Great Falls. Within two years, they con- tinued, the Chicago aitd ern will be operating trains through Montana to the coast. The advent of the Milwaukee into the Northwest has Overshadowed the plans of other Toads which have-been going on apace dur- ing the last few manths, for western extension. These extensions have been forced in a greai measure by the Milwaukee extension for if these other and brought the ease -before Justice Stacey. who gave the custody of the child to its mother, and instructed the police to see that Barclay left town immediately. There was quite an indignant crowd around 'Barclay during the afternoon and there were many threats .of violence made, but none were carried out. Mr. Harrison's Statement With regard to the above despatch from our special correspondent at Magrath, The Herald saw Messrs. "V17 T-" I Barclay and Harrison, The former ver> .swift at tins not wish to make-any reached the spot both men had dis- appeared below the surface. Tip to. an early hour this morning the bodies have not been found and it is though that they have been washed further down by the eddies.'. FRANK NOTES Frank, May funeral of the late Marvey Steeves who was killed in the .C. P. R. yards here took place today. A large number of Frank resi- dents attended in processor to the Blairmore cemetery where the -body was interred. The. young son of s. miner juinped on a milk wagon and got mixed up with the spokes of the wheel and had his hip broken. Dr. raaiwiiiiauli called and set the bone. He will be all right in a few days. C. Plummer Hill and Mrs. Hill, of Hill crest returned from Spokane yes- terday, The water works of Frank gave way owing to the freshet and the town has been short c) water for the last' 24 hours. The company are busy repair- ing the break. Mr. Dempsey, of Mapie Leaf Collier- ies was in town today business. statement, but the .following state- ment of the affair was given by Mr- Harrison According to Mr. Harrison's state- ment to The Herald, Mrs. Barclay left her fcome in Calnrarv to COJH6 to Lethbridge to: enter a maternity hos- pital, and after leaving there went 'to visit her folk in Magratb, Mr. William Baxter being her father, and also visited Mr. Barclay's parents in Lethbridge. When she left there it was suppos- ed she had returned to Calgary. But she- went to Magrath and has re- mained there ever since. On Monday Mr. Barclay came down to Ijethbrjdgc with the intention of roads are to protect their traffic, they caa do so only .-by building lines to the Northwestenivterritory. 'According to the Soo Line has had .surveying crews in the field south of Lethbridge, Canada, for the past four months engaged in run- ning lines to Great Falls, a distance of 198 miles. At Great the Soo Line will end but through, agreements with the buildrs of Butte-Helena-Great Falls Electric line, announcements con- cerning which will be made in a few weeks, will operate its trains "trectlv through to Helena and Butte. J.S. McNeill of this iSty, one of '.he pro- motors of the Helena-Butte-Great'FaH? Electric line whicir it is now plannei to build through to Great Falls, is .now ia New York in conference with ;E. A. Pennington, President cf the Soo. The Northwestern line the opinion of contractors and offioia-U, both of whom are in a position to know, is now engaged in a fight for its very existence and the time has come when to protect its jntsreits it must .build westward. Two lines will be built, the visitors declared, which.-, will meot at Spo- kane. One of the lines it Landon, Wyoming, will follow the Wind tiver through Wyoming thence crossing. the Snake -iRiver will be .followed a considerable.vdistance, the "liiiale will be crossed and an easy fol- lowed into 'Spokane. BOARD OF TRADE HAD A BUSY HOUR The Council of the Board of Trade Wm. Oliver, chairman of the "Public, would be, approved of. The corres- met in the grill room of the Alex- andra Cafe at 1, this afternoon. The secretary read a letter'Tie Mad received in acknowljedgement of a letter from the Lethbridge Board of Trade regarding Grain. Inspection. In reply to a letter from the Ednion- ton Board of Trade requesting, -thejwas.-present the matter was discussed delegates to travel via .Edmonton [nformaily following inform- when attending the convention at Saskatoon the secretary was instruct- ed to acknowledge the same and an effort will be made to comply with going to Magrath to endeavor to get tne Mrs. Barclay to return home with the child. "Yesterday morning, said 2tfr. Harrison! "in company with his sis- ter, .Mrs. Bolderson, and ir.ysclf. he went to Magrath. She did not seem inclined to come at that time. :Mr. Barclay, having the child in his arms thought he would like to bring it in- Hall secretary of the Associated Boards of Trade thanking the Leth- bridge Board j.vi the resolutions adopted regarding a uniform municipal, act for the three western provinces The secretary also read a letter from to-'Lethbridge-for its grandparents! C' P" officials acknowledging to see, which he proceeded to do in letter 'from the so far as he got the chihl into the proposed change of tho name of buggy Ad was driving off to the Ithe stetion Chin to Buffalo. residence of a nearby friend wbca an communication war read from pondence was ordered filed. A letter from Iron Springs and ad- dressed to Mr. McKeown was read re- garding new bridge across the Belly river The settlers will call a meet- ing and get signatures for a petition to be forwarded when complete. J. A. Macdonald then and read the tenders for the erection of the band stand and Publicity Build- ing on the square, ation was elicited. Under the agree- j Jt was decided to accept the ten; Works committee of the City Council regarding buildings on the square. The city now taking up the matter of improving the square. Tht secretary also read a letter from the A. K. I. .Co., enclosing a copy of a letter Henderson to A.M.Nanton.A copy of the secretary's reply was also.read. As the mayor ment .with the JL E. I. Co. 1st. The property is to be kept un- divided in perpetuity. 2nd. The City is der of Smith Bros. A Wilson for- and the work to be proceeded in- board.'this morning both the miners and .the operators reported that they were unable to arrive-at any satisfac-. tory agreement, and it was decided to at once proceed-with the taking o{ evidence', along the lines' of the ap- plicatiqn' -fpr- the-board, and the re- ply, thereto. J The machinery of the board-was a't once put into operation, and evidence along, these lines was taken; today. It is within the. province pif members constituting the conciliation board-, to decide whether shall be taken.'or not: hr-the case of the pres- ent it was 'aecided t- thatibiily interested "parties should be .allowed to attend, the; meetings of, the bo'ayd. Before adjourning.-, on "the board the -tesumptiph; operations the term's; and conditions prevailing at the .several mines prior to the first of April, 1909. in the. meantime' the board to forth- with compije a general agreement based on the agreements covering all the mines and adjust all differenc- es at present outstanding; between, the parties, particulars; of which -should be -filed up to. noon on Wednesday, May 27th.. Ii was .also recommend that the decision of .the board should be: final and binding on both parties for a 'period .to be. decided by the the. same not to exceed three years. The recommendation was intended to afford the resumption of operations upon the terms of the previously ex- isting agreement .and that the per- sons to whom the. interifb agreement was referred, had no right to depart from the principles of such prior agreements. To this the mine workers were will- ing to agree which sufficiently es- tablished the fact that their' repre- sentative on the board is willing to leave everything carte blanche to its decision. The operators on the other hand offer an agreement which would make it binding upoa the board to certain things along the line of their contention. The mine Workers filed a proposed agreement with the Board but the operators have filed none. It. seems at the present time plain that the board will be unable to reach a decision unless they adopt the conditions insisted upon by the operators. i The board allowed Mr. Stockett's; obpection that counsel should not j be heard though the miners have mitted that the parties ought to have counsel, feeling that if they do, the respective 'lawyers' will be able to satisfy all doubts as to the interpret- ation "of the respective proposed agree- ments, Elected Today Tom McNabb Is D.G.M. The Grand Lode of Masons of Al- berta elected their officers this morn- ing.. Those elected were: Grand Macdonald, Calgary. Deputy Grand McNabb, Lethbridge. Grand Senior J. Dun- lop, Edmonton. Grand Junior Patter- son, Macleod. Grand Geo. Macdon- aid, Calgary. Grand Cal- gary! Grand Pincher Creek. Grand P. Finch, Calgary. STORY OF ONE OF CAMERON'S WIVES Told by the Girl's in Two Ottawa, May a few weeki ago, W. J. who was' sen- tenced in. Winnipeg last week three years in the .penitentiary for bigamy, wrote his wife in Ottawa, is known as Miss Emily Morton and endeavored to persuade, her to join him in the west. Mrs. Morton, mother of the girl who was married to Cam- says that her daughter had made the acquaintance of Cameron shortly after the family had come to this "country ago. Cameron had been working on a JarmI near Ottawa when they met and were mai- ried on October 16th, 1905'in St, Matthew's dmrcb. here. Only two weeks after he was Canv eron deserted his wife, who has not seen, him since. "Mrs. Mortan saya that he has frequently written to her daughter since, .making all kinds of promises: and statements. Mrs. Morton stated that Camerom had contributed a cent to her daughters support and she now had to make her own way, she had resum- ed her maiden name of Emily Morton and only a few of her intimate friends .knew she was married to Cameron. Less than, a month Cameron wrote to his wife asking her to go out to him. Miss 'Motion on the advice of her parents, refused to leave her house. TROUBLE IS OVER Winnipeg, May is -excel- lent authority for the statement that the street railway arbitration boardt has achieved an1 amicable arrange- ment between the company and ita employees Heated Debate On Naval Power London, May of commons tonight concluded general debate on the budget tions, which were adopted after am unusually long and heated, discuss sion. The earlier evening sawK mat- ters rather acrimonious over the Off position's attenipt to compel Pre-. mier to esti- mating the number .of ships necefr sary to Great Britain to -maintain a full ten per cent..more powerful tham the combined neets of any other two powers, the government had in mind any particular powers. KfNQ'S VICTORY WAS VERY POPULAR London, 27. The winning of hicate the building near the present; the Derby by King Edward to spena sucn lasure for sucn j stand; President theme of boundless pleasure and en- nlant- 1 ._.__. I i ___ ing, horticulture and beautifying the square. 3rd. Rights of ingress and egress were to be preserved. The city is really only the custodian of the square at the present time. The mayor staled that he would not stand for any buildings on the square at'the present time. Tho, city council havo seven plans out for improving the square, but before anything is done they .want to know what plan tienaerijun A_ i Bourse and is appointed to I officials and see if they would take any exception to the location of the u j uiusiasiii unu the morning newspapers have devoted so much space to this popular raw. "We snys the Daily Telegraph, new band stand at that point. The "that the Royal family of England matter of foundation for the new' will long continue to identify thern- building was left to a committee of. the Mayor and Architect Macdonald, The secretary was instructed to write the City Council regarding the amount actually available for the band stand building. (Continued on back page) selves as King Edward has done witl the national sports and recreation of the English hostel. The turf still is the sport of Kings and the English turf a splendid, historical institution, well deserving of patronage and sup- port ot the highest in the. ELK RIVER HIGH AT FERNIE Fernie, May The Elk Kiver has risen over three feet during the last forty -eight hours, six inches of that in the last twelve hours. The sud- den rise, caused by the warm weather and rains, caught some oi the" lumoer men unprepared, and some "six or seven thousand 'logs have come down the river and ducked under the Elk Lumber Co.'s boom at this place and are bound for ports below. The. heavy fall of snow, which still lies in the remote mountain and the lateness of the spring, tend as a result of continued warm ther and the mill men are preparinf lor htiJivy IIwus. v Dr. Spencer, Secretary of the Pro- vincial local option league, is hi town and reports H most successiur- paign of organization going onpin localities he has visited. Judging by the way the temperance advocates art taking up this work, it. looka though the provincial government will soon be seeing as bright- lights on that subject as -they so suddenly discovered resecting the plajrinir of. Sunday baseball at North Vancouver. ;