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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 4, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta FcoviDoial Llbtaty Dto 17 61 lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald vol. I. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY^ NOVEMBER 4, t�08. -A opposmoN IS NOW IN M Returns In NeWfound-land Unsatisfactory to Premier St. Johns, N. v., Nov. -l,-KolUrns \ip to luiUniKht liitllcato that tho Opposition 1b making gains in tho colonial elections. The counting Is *Iow, arid nothing Ucdnlto khowu of tho fmal result, although tho Opposition appears to have elcctctl seven members to two of the government. I'romier Bond appears to bo leading in many districts which were doubtful. Although ^Vlorris is a lio-man (latholic and is tho ftint lloman Catholic to lead tho Opposition in Xewfounilland.-:- in fifty years, sever al Votcstant districts have gone to his support. y lAter-AOditional returns show the Oppo.sition has corrii.-d 11 seats, and -the government 8 members out of a total membership of 30. DOWN AND OUT WILLIAM J. BRYAN CHEERS AT A FUNERAL Qay Scene* at a Burial in Franc�-Instructions of Deceased Car-ried Out Paris, Nov. 4.-The body of M. Pierre Lacroix, a wealthy bachelor, eighty years of age, was interred at Amilly, near Montargis, France, Inst week, amid extraordinary scenes. To comply with the wishes of M. Lacroix there were no mourners, all those attending the funeral being dreased in their gayest clothes. The hearse was preceded by a bruss band which played selections from "The Geisha," and "I,es Cloches do Corne-ville," and the coffin was lowered into the grave with loud cheers. Tho guests wore afterwards enter-t, Nov. 4.-A shortage of between $12,000 and $17,000 has been di.'scovered in accounts of D. Cameron JileCallum, teller al head oflice Farmers Bank in this city. The cause is said to have been his being unfortunate v.i stock speculations \vith bank funds. A LOCAL BUDGET - A despatch from Winnipeg says thot Hon. J. H. Agnew is still in an extremely serious condition and it is thought a critical period will com* very shortly., ^ A meeting of the ratepayers of the North Ward will bo hold in J. \V. Boulton's store, Westminster Road, to discuss municipal matters pertaining to tho North ^Vard. A full attendance is required. I^thbridgo friends will loam with with regret that F. K. Simpson, of tho Cranbrook Herald, was sol7�d with ' heart failure on the main street of Cranbrook last Sunday oind Is now confined to his homo in a very serious condition. Tho Y.M.O. Young Men's Gyuuia-sium class, r^nt oft to a splendid start lost night. Instructor Moxwcll having about a dozen in tho first class. Tonight from 7 to 8 the boys v;ill have their class and tomorrow from 6 to 6.40 will bo held ;the first busy jnan's class. This class is,for thoHO whose business will not allow them to take tho classes during tho business hours and who did not wish to take the heavier worlc of tlio Young Men's evening classes. Air. JIaxwell in Duluth made a .specialty of those cla.s.ses and knows exactly what is tho best kind of exorcise to give men of this class. Tlio gj-mna-siinn has been put into first class shape, over $125 being spent this year on apparatus and appliances. This oxpendlturo added to the outfit of last year makes tho gymnasium complete. THE ABBEY IS DIRTY London, Nov. 4.-Sir Gordon Home, the well-known art critic and painter ,has drawn attnntion by a iotti'i' to Tho London Times to the uncleanly condition of Westminster Abbey, portions of the interior of which, he Bays, are soiled through the unhallowed passage of a coascless stream of sightseers. "Wherever I look in tho Abbey," writes Sir Gordon. "I experience the unpleasant feeling that nian^ things require cleaning with soap and water. I liave a re>'erencc for every stonQ of the Abbey, and prize all its marlu of Qge without confuting ,th^m^ W.itih vulgar dirt," STOLE REVOLVER FROM THE HOUSE no. 276. TAFT PRESIDENT DEFEATED WM. J BRYAN VERY EASILY Republican Candidate Carries AH of the Doubtful States -- New York Elects Hughes Again as Governor Democratic Governors Elected In Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska Walla Wallu, Wa.sh., Nov. 3.-Pre-cints will not be in before morning. Returns received in the stale favor Taft and the Democratic candidate tor (iovernor. llcii.Mc, "idalio, Nov. 4.-Latest returns sliow that Tuft has curried Idaho and tlie Republican ticket. Portland, Ore,, Nov. 3.-The Repnb-lican managers claim the state for Taft by a plurality of 20,000. Topeku, Kansas, Nov. 3.-Returns from the outside received" show a Republican victory. Indianapoli.s, Nov. 3.-'I have nothing to say on the matter of the election tonight," said J. W. Kern, Democratic nominee for Vice President at 11 o'clock tonight. The crushing blow came in when returns came frorii New York. San I'raneisco, C'al., Nov. 3.-Returns came in .slow at 10 p.m. If tho Taft figures maintain their ratio of gain as indicated by scattered pre-cinet,s, coniparetl witli 1904, California will go Republican by 70,000. Night Ijefore liv!}t when a farmer named .McGilhray living ten miles north-east of the Experimental Farm arrived homo he i)roceeded to put his horses in the stable. As ho was doing so, nu unknown mnii.camo ouf'ot his house. The dog took after '-1110 stranger and .ho ran away after tiik-ing a shot at tlio dog with a revolver. As tho night was dark, Mr. Mc-Gillvray was unable 'to doscril)o-"'the man except that ho was small ^ond dark, luvc.sligatioa showed that a revolver has been stolen from the hou.se. The Mounted Police, not having any accurate descriptions of tho man, havo Iioen inialile to locate him AH yet. JUDGE CONTINUES INQUIRY Hon. Mr. Brodeur Not Going to England as Reported Ottawa, Nov 4.-Justice Cussel's inquiry into tlie administration of the Murine Deiiartincnt iV'suines today lit Quebec wliere siltings will probably luKt a week. From Quebec the Judge will go to Halifax, St. John and Toronto and it is expected the. inquiry will hi'it another month. Reports will be ready (or piesenlution to Purliaiiieiit at the opening of the session. The report that Mr. Brodeur was about to go to Kngland is denied. Ho has no notion of li'iiving Canada until Judge Ca.ssels concludes the inquiry and he lias dealt with tho reorganization of his departmental staff necessitated by the inquiry. New York, Nov. 4.-William Howard Tuft of Ohio, Republican, will be inaugurated on March 4tli next as the twenty-lifth pre.sident of the United States .oueoeediiip Theodore Roosevelt of New York. James Seliooleraft Sherniun of New iiViljk..-Aii!l >,':'ueei'fid,.(.;liarle.3 .Warren Fairbanks of Indiana as vice president, Tlii.s i.s the niost important people decided by the people at the ballot box yesterday us the culmination of tho most remarkable political eaiiii>aign in I'le history of the Republic. William Ji'iinings Bryan, of Nebraska, the Democratic candidate went down before the storm of ballots in the third defeat of his life's^ ambition to occupy the White House. With him in bis ill fortune went down John W. Kern, of Indiana, candidate tor vice president. Returns received up to 8 a.m. today indicate that Mr. Taft would have at liuist 298 electoral votes and as the details came in from the West it began to look as if he might have considerably more than that, in fact might, reach the 325 claimed as assured to him in the ante election foreca.^t by Chairman Hitchcock, of, the Republican National Gonnnilteii,'Or- possibly even .ip-proxi'inate the''.iSQ achieved in 1904 by Mr. Roosevelt. The number necessary- to a choice is 242. �.One,- of the results sunw.ssing the most'sanguine hopes of most Republicans' was Mr. Tuft's carrying the greater city of New York by a plurality of 15,04r>. Furthermore, his plurality in N'.'w York Stale will be approximately 160,334 exceeding by nearly 14,000, Roosevelt'k pkirality of \'.m. Hughes a Winner Only second in point of general interest wu.s the victory of Governor Charles K. Hughes, who is re-elected by a plurality estimated early today as well above 75,000 over the vote east for his Democratic opponent, Lieut. Governor Lewis Stuyvesaut NEW FERNIE SCHOOL Fernie, Nov. 4.-The contract for the. building of tiie Fernie iiublic school has been let to the Fernie Construction company, the price being $30,000. The. work of excavating for the basement has already been commenced and operations will be carried on as rapidly as possible. When completed it will be a very handsome structure and the interior will bo most convenient and modern. PRESIDENT ELLIOTT RESIGNS ; Cambridge, Mass., Nov, 4.-Presi-dent Eliott of Harv,ard, has resigned. Clianled. While grefttor New York gave a pluraljty for Taft it gave Chan dler a margin of 5G,843., Will Control in .Both Houses With thirty-one UniUid.States Senators to be elected Ijy legislatures chosen yesterday or oarlier in the fall and in tlie light ol the results in the several states, so far as known early today the Republicans will retain their. conttoLofc IxJth Houses, the jireseut figures being . subject to change as the ne**9^tt)m the West pours in during the day. Bryan's chief strength seems to have been in the itiiclcllc west. There is a degree of truth in the saying in vogue here last*'Argfit; "The Ka.st has dected a j)resideut." New Kngland, New.York, New Jersey and PeunsylvaniaiJrtllied to Taft with notable majorities', the only Ivastern state about which there seem-tl to be any doubt nt the opening of .oday's tidings was Maryland, returns from which at 8 o'clock this morning lia On the biisis of facts us known at ff^u.m. the table of stuti's is us follows : States Voting for Taft CuliforMiu 10. Connecticut 7, Delaware 3, Idaho 3, Illinois 2, Indiana 15, Iowa 13, Kansas 10, Maine 6, Massachusetts 16, Michigan 14, Minnesota II, New Hampshire 4, New Jersey 12, New York 39. North Dakota 4, Ohio' 2.3, Oregon 4, Pennsylvania 34, Rhode Island 4, South Dakota 3. Utah 3, Vermont 4, Washington 5, Wisconsin 13. Wyoming 3. Tot.nl 201. Maryland for Bryan Baltimore, Md., Nov. 4.-Full returns received up to 10.30 o'clock indicate that the slight Taft plur.il-ity has been wiped out and that Maryland has goii>' for Bryan. Bryan Captures Nebraska Ni-w York, Nov. 4.-While the election of W. H. Taft b.v a large majority of the electoral vote was an absolute fact today, the results was .so THE RETIRING PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT Who Dictated Taft's Nomination close in Maryland and West Virginia as to center attention upon Iheso �tat(^\s. The latest rican investments and they believe that the reflex effect in Europe will be most important. Missouri Republican St. Louis, Nov. 4.-.\t noon today Chairman Dickey of the Republican state committee gave out this stfUe-ent. "Hadley is governor, and we have elected the entire state ticket, including a majority of the legislature. The next senator from Missouri will be a Republican and from telephone returns received from precincts in all coiners of the state. I bi'lieve that Mis.soiiri has gono Re-iniblicau." States for Bryan Alabama II, Arkansas 5, Colorada 5, Florida 5. Georgia 13, Kentucky 13, Louisiana 9, Mississippi 10, Missouri 18, -Montana 3, Nevada 3, Nebraska | 8, North Carolina 7, Oklahoma 7, South (Carolina 9, Tennessee 12, Texas 18. Virginia 12. Total 177. In doubt: Maryland 8, West Virginia 7. Total 15. Reno, Nevada, Nov. 4.-Indications at 10.30 p.ni, are that Br.van will carry Nevada by a substantial majority. Tammany Leader Talks New York, Nov. 3.-Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall, in a statement made late tonight, said: "I confess very great disapointment in the result of the election With regard to both Mr. Bryan and Mr. Chandler. Kvery indication before the election convinced me that Mr. Bryan would prove a much more popular candidate than he seems to have been by the vote at the polls." "Governor Hughes can find but little comfort and no indorsement of his policies in the result. Russia Satisfied. St. Petersburg. Nov. 4.-Tho election of W. H. Taft is popular in Russia for the people were favorably im-presed by the ability, geniality and straightforwardness of the future prosident, as evidenced during  his stay in this city. Tho afternoon newspapers publish appreciative articles on Mr. Taft and extend their congratulations to America on his eli'Ction. t;;2 new u. s. president WILLIAM H. TAFT tWO.OOO foot and that part of it had been cruised. Witness finally said that if the proportion -was good enough for Colp-man it was good enough for him and agrcend of tho t'l/lumliia River north of tho C.l'.R. .Aiackmicklng said that there was n prior option on the prop orty but that he waiiteil to havo the chotptos or notes In the bunk ready .should they get the option.' ;\Vi)i. Colkman would then cruise tho/ prp-perty to see if it contained the two hundred million fwt claimed tho members of tho syndicate to pay expenses pro rata. Alackmicking told witness that neither ho nor Colpmdn wore making any commission on tho deal. He Raid that it ivas desirablo to keep tho deal among as few as possible 01" Mr. Oolpman's friends as they would otherwise have the whole town running after them. After this witnc-is made further investigation, seeing Mr. Colpman about ton days afterwards. Ho dis-cussoil the question thoroughly with Colpman who said that ho and his brother Frank w*ro- putting in $15,-000 between them, lie named the local parties and tho amount to bo taken bj each and said tluit all wen:, going in on tho samo basis, ho getting no rnko-olT. Uolpmau told wit-ncsa that there would be over 200,- EXTERIEIICE OF A RANCHEt PEMBROKE IS HIT BYHRE Forty Buildings in Ontario Town Arc Destroyed Ottawa, Nov. 4.-'A bad fire is raging at Pembroke. It broke out at four o'clock this morning and the National Manufacturing Co., a big 'concern, is gone. Several hotels and banks are destroyed and the Arc ia still burning nt 11 o'clock. It Is rumored that both the Quebec and other banks have suffered. No fatalities are reported ho far. Details arc meagre due to the difficulty of communication. Both Arnprior and Renfrew fire brigades are on the scene. Ottawa brigade was asked to go but was unable. The loss will bo heavy. Forty buildings are reported as already destroyed. Tho fire originated at 4.30 a.m. in the foundry of the National Manufacturing Co., from which it spread up Main St. as far as the Manitoba Hotel. In the vicinity of the Leland Hotel the fire was chocked. Around the Manitoba Hotel the fire was apparently under control at 6 o'clock but at 6..10 o'clock it broke out again in a wooden building and in a boat house and spread along the river front up to tho new bridge and opposite the post office. It spread to the butcher shop between two large .stores and then swept around and caught in the wooden work of tho bridge and swept back toward the Copeland Hou.se. Soon that whole block of brick stores was on fire and passage across the bridge was stopped; Then it leaped the street and caught in a grist mill on the sanio side of the river and then as it swept back towards the. business part it became evident that the Copeland Co. would go. Reports say that Cope-lands have- been destroyed and also  the Monroe block and about forty residences in all were burned. Assistance was sent from Renfrew, Carleton Place and Arnprior and at one o'clock this afternoon, the fire, although still burning, was said to be under control. The central part of the town is burned out including the National Manufacturing Co. plant, Dickson Blb^k, M'^nroe Block, Pembroke Mill Co., Pembroke Wool-len Mills, Quebec Bank and one other bank. A heavy north wind rendered the firemen's efforts almost useless and the wind is still blowing. BABE HAD TWELVE TOES Medicine Hat, Nov. 4.-^Thc Times says: During tho big snowstorm of a fortnight ago, Mr. lOrncst Howard, 'who is cow-punching on tho Beatty ranch, .Thirty Milo Band Hills, t>3 miles nprth of the cit.y, met with a terriblo, experience. At noon on Tuesday, tho 29th ult., Mr. Howard turneil out in tho saddle to SCO which way the cattle hul drifted duriUR tho storm. Out on tho Thirty Milo Flat, eight miles from the Uentty homo, his horse caught a foot in a badger hole and the rider was thrown violently to the ground, sustaining Injuries to his hip and ankle. Tho horso wandered away before recapture was possible, and Howard was left oight miles from homo, lame, and unablo to see his way In the blinding .snow storm. One hopa lay in following tho fire guard, and throughout tho day tho cowboy made his way slowly homo-ward, until a sand riilge spoi]oe obtained hero, and when tho snow ceasetl and tho sky cleared up, an attempt to fitid tho homeward trail hy the light of tho stars was made. For the whole of the following day and night, however, Howard was lost on the prairlo. With both feet frozen, crawling along as best ho could, ho reached homo again at noon on Tlnirsdt�y. At the ranch no one suspectetl that Howard hud bwn lost, it. was sur-miso