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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TKe Lethbridge Duly Herald ._ i VOL. I. NO. 214. A CAMPAIGN FOR LOCAL OPTION Is Having An Exciting Time Cjarcshohu, Nov.. great local option meeting was held here last night at which a; number of citizens aired their views on the prohibition Bide. A ttiglcy, a preacher from the States, led ofl with a striking speech in which ho stated that the stories about the dry towns'in the States was a fallacy as he had Jived in many different States and prohi- bition towns. He was .'ollovyed ].-y a Mr." Barker who told sonic touching stories about his help coining hcititt partly intoxicated at one o'cljck on .Monday morning and promptly (jet- ting the bag, and also read newspap- er cuttings about some blood curd- ling events -that once happened in the East said to have been due. to alcohol. This- last speaker was from G ranum but the remaining speak ers were all local, and it was inter- esting to hear the different reasons given for supporting local option. 3Irs. McKiimey, who is well known as one of the prime promoters of the temperance crusade in Alberta, spoke from the- woman's and mother's point of view. She said that the statements about trade leaving the town if local option were passed were all made up by parties interested, in the liquor traffic and spoke of the curse of the bar room. She said that every barroom held out a ter- rible challenge to every mother in the A PECULIAR FATALITY Prominent Chicago Politician Was the Victim ____V Chicago, Nov. Burrnei- htor, undertaker and north tide poli- tician accidentally .shot and killed himself last night in his home. He had rotirod und awakened later by a telephone. The receiver hung on a little, stand above his. bed and above on H. little hook hung his re- volver. The arrangement was so that lie could lie in bed and talk. After bidding good bye to his caller he was replacing the receiver when he accidentally knocked the revolver froth the hook. The weapon struck the. floor, there was a flash and a re- port and Mr. Burmcster .sank back dead on the pillow his wife had been awakened by the con- versation. TO MEET THE KAISER ON MONDAY MONEY FROM CARNEGIE Port Arthur, Ont., Nov. Arthur haHropened negotiations with the Carnegie libarary trustees for a grunt of for a library.. SHIPPING CATTLE TO CHICAGO Von Buelow To Have Audience With the Emperor Medicine Hat Mao Had Harrowing Exper- ience Berlin, 'Xov. William is sl.ill ut Jlonaucsdiingen us the hunting guo.sl of I'rince Yon Fuerst- cnberg. lie-is at Kio-1 on Mon- day nt noon to swear in u number of naval recruits. Chancellor v'on liuelow will leave Berlin tomorrow .and will be at Kiel to receive the emperor. The audience between the chancellor His Majes ly. upon which depends the future course of "events, has been arranged for the afternoon. While the agreement of the Chancel !or with the position of the Reich- stag and the federal govcrnmeot is now clearly known, the emperor's at- titude is greatly in doubt and sub- ject of divertilicd prediction. Medicine Hat, Nov. Legg trailed his cattle across to Chinook and shipped to Chicago, selling on the market. Xo word has been received yet regarding the' price received. As the C.P.H. would not guarantee him thirty cars for any specified date .for the shipment of his beef, Mr. I.j. way of combatting the influence of trailed over three hundred RELATIVES IN P. E. I. Charloitetown, P. E. I., Nov. Edward Carry whose family was burned to death at Swan Lake, Man. was the son of the late Captain Car ry formerly of Charluttetown am brother of Mrs. F. Parker Carvel now in Montreal. home training and the horns. 3Irs.. McKinney who spoke earnestly at some length, was loudly applauded at the finish. Mr. W. P. Teskcy stated that if the bars were done away with the farmers would pixy his accounts and told qf the hart hut liy drinkers.' This vvas very iniich the ground ground t.iken up by Ira Wanrjixmaker implement agent, who also stated that was spent over the bar in Claresholm which if diverted into different channels woyjd -solve to a great extent thc money stringency. O. .T. real estate man, said that a man he knew would es- tablish a flour mill, in Claresholm if there was prohibition.- and that ano- ther man from the States'would pay a very high jirice for land if there was prohibition. Mr, Soby, shortly supported thc speakers and C. S. Noble stated that what was to be seeii on the streets make him suppoit was enough to prohibition. T. M. Haig produced a document signed by a nunilwr of farmers and stated that the majority approaches signed in favor of a prohibition town E. Frost stated that certain pamphlets issued by the liquor party referring to Owen Sound. Ont., con- tained letters by certain people as to the nonsucccss of local option in that city and that these men were not by of his "tops" to Chinook for ship- ment over the Great Northern to the Chicago markets; He returned on Monday and has a harrowing talc to tell of the hardships endured. He ordered the necessary cars by wire and while en route with the cattle drove on ahead sure that there would be no disap- pointment, as'he did not wish to hold the animals at Chinook for any protracted length of time. On re- ceiving assurances that everything would be ready for him-he started to return to thc roundup and was caught in the big storm. Pushing on to the camp he found that of thc entire bunch only forty-nine were in sight, the rest having 'drifted away before the wind. The horses had also got away and there were but two avail- able. Taking these and leaving his own team at camp. Mr. Pruitt went back over the trail to thc last fence and rode up and down this for a.dis- tance of sixty miles for several days, at the expiration of which time he ran across the missing animals and herded them back to camp and again got under way for Chinook. He APPOINTED A JUDGE Ottawa, Nov. Finlay .son, late member of Parliament fo Richmond, N. S. has been appoints county court for Cape Bre-to district in place of D. D. McKemi who retired from the bench to bt Liberal candidate in Cape Brt, ton North and Victoria in the recw flections. LOSES BOTH ARMS Cranbrook, Nov. d brakesman, while switching in the Cranbrook yard last Monday, had lie misfortune to loose both arms, t seems that Mr. Jirovvn was walking jack wards in front of a string of cars which were'being pushed by au en- iae, and taking off the tail hose. When the connection wa.s broken the sir caused to jump forward, tnocki'ig Mr down upon tho rack, and beforo he could recover limself the were upon him and both arms ytcrc crushed and torn off the left being near the shoulder and the right below the el- bow. THE MARINE INQUIRY Quebec, Nov. this morning's into the affairs of the marine department, several employees pave evidence in their own behalf. Fire- Jian Dufour, Engineer Bellinger and A DYNAMITE EXPLOSION INN.B. Four Men Working On Railway Blown To Atoms Campbellton, X. B., Xov. the explosion of dynamite on the line of the Atlantic and Luke Superior Hailway at Port Daniel, Que., lust Chief Engineer Bolduc of the steamer' night, four men were killed and three Druid admitted.'having accepted gifts [.seriously injured. Three crews were working on the new tunnel at Port Daniel and just, as nighi was coming on the crew started to work a. blast beiug set oil. The man in charge had taken dynamite from a box and made the charge ready, after which he threw the box on the ground, sup- posing it to be empty. An explosion followed, blowing four men who were near to atoms. Three men were in- jured by Hying rocks. hardware firzui of Drolet but none of these were solicited. Super- intendent of Lighthouses Furrell de- clared .that, he had never accepted a bribe or anything else from a Dro- let firm. To Take Action Against Officials Ottawa, Xov. Free Press, the government organ announces that the department of justice will take action against any; marine depart- ment wrong doing. Minister Brodeur has not only made arrangements with the justice depart- ment for the punishment of all officials 'receiving bribes, gratuities, commissions, or rake-offs, but under the amendment of'lion. MY. Aylcs- worth to the criminal code two years ago, will proceed, against those giv- ing them. 'It points out the abolition of the MAY ABHOCATE TREATY Canada to Take Action on Important Matters Ottawa, Xov. the ra- tification of the Franco-Canadian trade convention of last year by the rVnch .senate at it.s present session it i.s altogether probable that the Can- adian Government will give- formal notice of the abrogation of existing treaty negotiated by Sir Charles Tapper in JcM. Under the conditions of the latter treaty, Canada prac- tically precluded from i'litr-riug into preferential tariff agreements with other foreign countries because of a clause in the treaty which compels Canada to give to France and her colonies the benefits of the Canadian minimum tariff agaiijst any other countrv. IS EMPEROR DEAD OR AIM? FARMER KILLED Catherines, Ont., Nov. Reports From Celes- tial Empire Con- tradictory 14.-A Beamsville fanner, William Betls, was killed yesterday by his runninp away on thv Lake road. horses Shore MAKES BIG HAUL IN THREE HOURS GRAND DUKE DEAD Paris, Nov. Duke Al- exis of Russia, an uncle of Emperor Nicholas, died in this city today of pneumonia. The grand duke has lived in Paris almost continuously since his retirement from the posi- tion of Russian 'minister of marine.. A HEAVY FINE Cardan, Oct. trial of Qua Austin, charged with resisting an of- ficer in the discharge of la's duty, came up before Insp! Howard and E. N. Barker, J. P., on Wednesday after- A TRIP TO MEXICO Lincoln. Neb., Nov. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan will leave on Sun- day for a trip to Mexico. They, will seek rest and noon. He was fined and patronaw list for the marine depart-j and to thp ment is not new. Nothing is being w c Iyea purchased except by contract since Mr> Augtin and c F for the publishing of the civil service re-j tju. Crown port, and this is now fully organized The Free Press concludes with the assurance that although necessarily slow in action, yet full justice will PRINCE ALBERT'S NEW MAYOR Prince Albert, Sask., Nov. exacted, and that .where there is aj Chas. McDonald was today electee a contract' mayor, by acclamation, .succeeding the late R. S. Cook. suspicion "of a new tenders will be called. London Man Washes Twelve Hundred Dollars In Gold In Gobi Desert 1'ekin, Xov. 11 report of yes- terday that the Dowager Empress oi China was mortally ill was today confirmed Ijy the foreign board of go- vernment. It reported at three o'clock this afternoon that the emperor was so love that his death was regarded as imminent. London, Nov. i-i. despatch re- reived here this afternoon from the correspondent at ?ekin of the Iteuter Telegram Company, says: "The Em- peror of China died the night of Xov. lOtht" London, Xov. Ching Fnng, the Chinese minister hi London, lo- ('ny received a. cablegram from Pekin saying that there was a slight im- i'rovement in the condition of the Chinese Emperor who yesterday was raiorted dead. A GREAT SENSATION HAS BEEN CREATED IN SAN FRANCISCO Prosecutor Of Grafters Shot In Court He Still Lives and There Is Hope That He Will Survive was six days late but the cars had been held for him and loading was. carried on with such celerity that in two hours after his arrival his cat- tle were in the cars and the train had started. A sheep country, eaten bare, had to be crossed before Chin- ook was reached, and for five davs any means citizens of any standing! cattle were without feed, but not- Francisco, Nov. had qualified a juror to pass upon ly since thc earthquake and fire of thc guiit or innoccnce of Abraham 1905 have thc people of San Francis- where in thc muscles of the left .side of the neck. Tn the opinion of the co been startled and aroused by -rev- thirtl doctors his constitution is sufficiently elutions and developments in thetruU for hnlicr-v- Mr' good enough to warrant hope of re covcry. TTaas. who did.the shooting tangled ruaxe of the prosecutions for jITency was sleeping soundly in thc was !nst njght bribery and corruption that followed the sudden overthrow ol Abraham Ruel and the boodHiuj supervisors of the Mayor Schmidt regime. Never, however, has the city more Ume Hospital, where he was taken ty jail at Knglcside, several miles after preliminary treatment had been 1 from the centre of the city. Abra- givcn in the city hospital. The last statement issued by his physicians declares that the patient hns a good and that one of them had been, .in court on criminal charges. Tie stated withstanding this fact Mr. Pruitt was able to make a good sale in Chicago, that if local option carried in Clares- realizing S5.GO Jor tho first cut. The horn other towns would at once fol- j transportation charges amounted to per head and before placing the beef on the market seventy dollars low suit. He pleaded for prohibition in order that there might' IKJ a strong class of men left to develop this grow ing province. C. S. ITotchkiss was railed on but' was not present. Such were sonic- of thc opinions mooted and as no one spoke on -the other side nntl no one expected that worth of hav was fed to them in Chi foundry Stirred than tin- chance to recover. Thc gravest dan- cd assassination yesterday of Francis ger appears to be from blood poison- J. Honey, the political assistant of ing and efforts will be made to lo- the district was cate .the bullet and the exact course shot and seriously it; the shot in thc right of the wound. Mr. Hencv was court room by Morris 1-Tnas. ex- convict. The past record of. re- sides in this city, had been exposed by tlency ii few weeks ago. after Haas j ranged downward and is lodged some- family were hopeful of his recoverv. side of thc hencl as he leaned forward over a table. The bullet entered half ham Reuf. ordered into custody im- mediately after thc shooting, is also a temporary prisoner in the jail, hav- ing been locked up for fear he.might be made thc victim of renewed vio- lence from some excited and unexpect ed quarter. Sitting on a bank in far away China on his way witli nn expedition to explore the groat gold desert, Wai- ;cr Paul, a London newspaper corres- pondent f-nun the Orient, who writes tin- name of George-Bruce and vim i.s in Billings on his way to the 10rtliwest, panned wortli of jold dust inx less than tliret hours, the Billings Gazette. Mr. I'aul related the fact last night o a company of newspaper men witfi he was chatting and described tho richness of the unexplored re- gions of China, which' he explored a member of an expedition sent :jut by they British 'Government. He nnrto_d from Canton, China, in 1902, and ilid not re-turn to that place till 190C. having been more than three yours without seeing a newspaper or hearing a word of what going on in the great civilized world. He did not know that Husbandman's oxpe- had entered Alaska or that Theodore RoosevoU- had defeated Parker for tho presidency until" two years after it happened. Mr. Paul says that ono iinio the great Gobi de-sett, which i.s the J olid largest clef-tor in the world, was: inhabited by a people in a high state of civilibation. In tlio heart of the desert he...found instruments of hardened and tempered copper and engravings. which archaeologist? declared were years old, ante- dating any known history by at least years. He presented them to the Smithsonian He speaks interestingly of hi? trip? Mr. Paul stopped over in liillingi- to make connections with the Bill- ings Northern for Great Falls, from where ho will go to Ix'thbridge. BIG BUILDING FOR EDMONTON Kdmonton, Nov. are now bung made for thc erection of an- H'.KT largo business block in Ed- next year which will be one >f the largest and most modern office imiidings in tho city. A. M. Stew- manager of the local branch of h National Trust Company, an- this morning that according '.V the present plans of the company large six story brick block will next year on the corner of Tamper avenue and First street, on MI-- site of their present .office. WHISKEY IN TABLETS Spokane. Wa.sh., Nov. i'i tablets and in the form of stick to be dissolved in water or mado its appearance at Yakiina, west of Spo- kitne, a few days ago. The innova- wa.- by representa- tives of a liquor house in Kentucky a-way to get around the local'op- 'ion law. The prohibition.people arc ought up over the. invasion and '.viil take the matter up with the f uinty authorities, with the view banishing deceptive jag tab- lets in thc district. Mr. Henri retained consciousness throughout thc night and rested well. alarming symptoms developed and at (3.30 a.m. his condition was said an inch in front of the right ear, j to lie' improving. His friends and DEATH OF JOS. JEAN Feniio, Nov. was with regrot that the many frivnds of Joan, late proprietor of the Tm- anyonc would, thc meeting was a' hotel horo. learned today of groat success from the temperance or iii-> which occurred in Hosnior rather total Almtinencc point -of view! Monday, after a short illness. Do- The Mr.thodist mid pren- had rosidVd vhers wore on the but the! years wlu-ro English and TJoman Catholic j lliert iiJV: lUKUIg no f'iiri. MARINE INQUIRY Witness Would Not Swear that Never Got Any Money his genial dispo- strict integrity won for I .v w 1 ttSm vnu'i! nn- nit in thi! community. Tho i? mkins will be taken to his old home Local Store Was Robbed Some sneak thief forced nn entrance into Ilayr Bros, hardware store last night by breaking ono of the win- dows in the- ivnr the store. K is difficult to know just what was taken ns thc proprietors have not had time to go through their stock. However some revolvers, a quantity of tho a mim of knives wore stolon. Tho burg- He Isir was rnther brazen for most of ;it Throe Rivers. Quebec, for inter- i the stolon goods ivero tiispuived in monJ. He loaves a wife and throe children to mourn his loss. tho front windows. QucW, Nov. procootlings j SCHOOLBOY KILLED t.wlay in and K. A. Morrison. Con- si-rvative 2.227 vot Wliito was equipped for twelve engines and will ht- capable doubled in size. I therefore declared elected by n Machine .-hops oi tho most m.vlorn of 370 votes. FIRE AT WINNIPEG Man., Nov. big two story plant of tin; Prairie Oil c -mpany at thc corner of Pine and Logan, in the ...Astern sub- ui bs of the city was do- by firo at noqn The limage has bi4cn estimated at from to with insurance of son of iho Grand Puke of Tuscany, i was cast out several years ago by his GORDON SAFE NIPISSING Xcrth Bay, Ont., Nov. Ni- recount came tc. a close to- night, the net rosult :i reduc- tion of four voirs the Conservative futhi-r whon he beramo ennmoriMl of Misi-.-. Alamovics. o Bavarian actrt-ss and njarriMl'hi-r. Kmporor George Gordon, who was -Joseph orders his name striken from! d taki- i-ffcri Decomhor 1st. 115 health is tho can so. Assistant Secretary the Navy Truman H. N. Barry will bo nominated as successor. of taking sun bntliK without her rlothos. Wootfing married Fran Hit- ter tho daughter of a horso owner. is a bnnhor of Ex-Crown i Oflpndos ;is tho Montingncr- sa. madf her notorious. A CASE AT REGINA Rogi'ia.. JWK.. Nov. C- Hartley, n promirioni citizen was pin cod under anxvt tiiis afternoon clinrgod with criminal practice on Hull. The girl diexl in Winni- and possibly moro serious charg- es will arise from the case. REEVE WAS FINED Vancouver, B. C., Nov. George Rao was todny fined and GOYOTES AND RABBITS Spokano. Wash.. Nov. and several hundred jack- rabbits wore bagged at thc annual drive over Hoil'ri Half Acre and in Beaver Creek in Douglas county cost, for assault on Councillor Simms Wash., west of Spokane, where by throwing him out of thc council os of mounted men artd meeting la-st Saturday. 1 participated in the roundup. 100 on foot ;