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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 18, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta UTe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME IV. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1908. NO. 2(>7. WAS NARROW ESCAPE FOR ROBUN Candidate Elected By a Very Narrrow Margin Gilbert Plninfl, Man., Nov. 17.-Tho byo-olcction in Oilbcrt Plains, which took phico today will probably result In a win for tho Conscrvutive cantli-(lato, Duncan Cumeron', with a small majority. With seven polls to hoar from late last night tho Conservative candidate was loading bj only 22. It is believed tlmt tho load will bo di.-creased when nil thd rcturiis are received. Cuiuniins, Uberal, put up a splendid fight. The election was cui.j cd by the retirement of Glen Can^p-boll, Conservative, to contest DaupMn for the Dominion House. THREE 0. P. R. MEN DEAD Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 17.-Engineer Brown, o( Knmloops ond fireman Righter, ol Vancouver, were killed in a wreck of a freight train which run into a washout near Lyt-ton early this morning. Brakemun Clarence Anderson, of Vancouver, wns fatally scalded. The engine and three oars went over the embankment forty foot to the river. COPia MINERS CAUGHT IN TRAP A Plan To Set Mine On Fire Resulted Fatally For Them BANK MANAGER DEAD Lakefield, Ont., Nov. 17.-R. P. Davidson, manager here of the Traders Hank shot himself tonight with n revolver and in dead. SAD DEATH AT BOW ISLAND American Settler Killed in a Runaway Dirminghnm, Ala., Nov. 17.-According to managers of tho mine, fifty state convicts employed in the mines at I'ratt city, formwl a conspiracy to sot number three mine afu'o and escape during the confusion and as a result the oiglit convicts were burned to death, ono is missing, and tho other forty-ono are safely locked I in tho stockade. Kight bodies have been recovered. Tho coup was cuimingly planned and daringly executed. A lot of timber, lying in tho mainwny was ignited and the convicts hoped that wlien attention hud beoii attracted to the flames they could make their way through the mines and escape by the main entrance. There were a number of free laborer."! .in tho mine also, but only ono is missing tonight and it is not known whether he perished or made his escape. The fire did Uttio damage to tho mines. SHOT DOWN IN HIS WIFE'S PRESENCE BANK CLERK'S BODY Canadain Victim Of Murder Near Great Falls Greiit Fids, Nov. 17.-After bnlter-ing down tlie doors of the Roderick nveuinii'V riinch house, near Square Butte, occupied by \n� wiff, Ironi whom 111! huH been wi'p.'irat'Ml for over a year, and entering the place, armed with a rifle and revolver, with tho avowed intention o( killing all the occupants ('f the houHO, George F. T.ondiin, a ranch hand, was shot late Friday night by Tliomas R. WilliaTns and died almost instantly from wcjunds rt the company's side of the case. "He is getting as square a deal as possible," said Mr. Graham. "We are living up to the Manitoba Grain Act and he is getting car for car as tho car book shows them. Thi!y get their cars as soon as they are entitled to them. The elevators fill their cars more quickly and hence are able to get more cars." St. Pierre, Miq., Nov. 17.-The demonstration against tlie authorities here which was begun ye.sterday and continued today. The limited police fiu'ce is unable to maintain ordi'r, but thus far no serious damage has been done. The manifestation on the part of the populace is due largely to' th(> school iiuestion. The people at St. Pierre demand | schools, in v'.-hich religious instruction is given. Today the administration of the colony wa.s waited upon by a delegation of tax payers, all heads of families who strongly set forth the views of the townspeople. The administration promi.sed to refer the demands to the authorities in Paris by cable immediately and requested the populace to bo orderly pending the receipt of the reply. The situation was critical. Two school masters were taken into court charged with violating the laws in conducting free schools were convicted and lined $200 i-ach. Someone obtained an American Hag during tho height of the excitement and with it at their head thi: townspeople marched to the Government house whert- a noisy demnnstration was made. WORK STOPS ON GAS WELL Washington, No\ . A8.-"A woman has some rights and they include the �searching of her husband's pockets" according to a. decision of Judge ^lul-lownoy of the district of Columbia police court. "It sliows tho interest n. woman has in you," the court held, "it .shows that she loves you. A woman who (loos not go through tho pockets of her husband does not love him. Vou liavo been married long enough to know a woman has some rights." The defendant, (ieorge Uidgcw.Ty, was arrested yesterday on his wile's complaint that he threatened to knock her head off and he objected to his wife taking liberties with his pock ets while ho slept. The ilefendant said the.v "sometimes got along fine and sometiinoH scrapped." "That's the way with all regulated families," declared the court, "go buy your wife some crys-anthcmums." Ridgeway was put under bond to keep tho peace. "TAG D^Y" PROCEEDS Toronto, Nov. 17.-The unemployed benefit society has asked the Ma yor to allow the "tag day" proceedn to be used to help the city's nei;dy ones this winter. RAILWAY HAS TO PAY Ottawa, Ont,, Nov. 17.-The two liyrne boy.s who (!ach lost a leg in tli(' Britantiia street car accident on May 24tli Inst, get $9,000 damage.'i without eosts and tlie defendant, the Ottawa St. Rnilway Company, pays the hospitiil �ind medical expen.scs. Till- sellleiiu'iil wns reached out of court ami wms riidorsed by Judge An-plin toiliiy. NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY No Connection With the Death Of the Royalty in China I'ekin, N'ov, 17.-Nothing has developed in Tekin todn,v to substantiate tho reiiorts that the IOm[)oror of China or tho Dowager Kmpross was poi.soned or othftrwise the victims of fn\il play. All the foreign legations hi'io agree that the Emperor met a natural death. Opinion varies however regarding the end of the Dowager lOmpress. lUit all the deductions ill her ca.se are negligible, and in no sense related to t.lie .sources whence havo come (he circumstantiivl details of the passing away of their inajes-tie.s. In view of the suspicions entertained abroad in this connection, the foreign ofike today explained freoly and at length the circumstances attending the death of tho Kmperor and the Kinpress nnd its oxiiosition has been satisfacloril.v made to the pow-er.s friendl.v to China. BRYAN SAYS HE WOULD RUN If Democratic Party Demands It In 1912 PROTECT THE KAISER AGAINST OWN MISTAKES Operations have come to a permanent stop at tho gas well and the borers, J. Peat & Sons, aro giving up tho hole although they have given the Klectric Company no ofRcial notice of such action. Tho hole is not being abandoned because of any impossible or impenetrable formation of rock but Ijocausc there is a broken bit nt tho bottom of tho hole which is now 2170 feet deep, and it has been found imjJos-sible to get it out or to get past it in any way. In fact, the drillers say that the indications of gas are tho best yet anil there is no reason to give up the hole on that account. The cost to the city of tho hole and the piece of the broKon bit is S870I), which is made up of Sa.OOO for tho hole which was i)aid to the Electric Company when the two ihou sand foot level was reached, and 85,700 for five hundred and seventy feet drilled ut SlO a foot for drilling after the sixteen hundred foot level was passed. Tho Electric Company aro out of the ten thousand they don't got from the cit.v because tho hole was not used to go down tho twenty-five hundred foot. There is street talk of a company organizing and endeavoring to secure a franchise from tho city if they find gas. One Of the Duties Of German People --Press View Situation From Different Standpoints lieilin, Nov. 18.-The results of the representations made to Kmiieror William yostenlay by Oliancelor Von Buelow and the consequent imperial pledge to keep both the speeches and the acts of His Majesty within close constitutioniil bounds are measured in colder mood by the people of Germany today. The Emperor is still much isolated from the sympathies of both the upper and lower levels of society. Tiie talk among the friends of the chancellor and tho ministers today is that *hey must await to see how the Emiieror acts when the next keenly interesting public question comes up. Doubt exist.s as to whether at the age of 50 tho Emperor's impulsive and candid disposition can be so deeply modilied by the events of the past fortnight that he will depart from a practice he has followed during the twenty years of his reign. Prince Von Buelow and hi.s party will inir.sue an opportuiiist policy aflirniing resolutely that the Imperial conduct will faithtully follow the Imperial word. Then Conservative and Monarchical opinion in tiie country is resisting the .THE DAILY HERALD- BUILDING NUMBER Early in the New Year tlie Daily Herald will issue a Huilding Number tlu* first thing of the kind ever at-tem])ted in tlii.s eity. It is questionable if any place in Wi'Stern Canada hna such a splendid record of building development as T-ethbridge this year. The entire business and residential section has been completely transformed by the appearance of innumberable new business blocks, public buildings and residences. Outsiders have little idea of our growth. Even some of our own citizens little imagine the advance made this year. Tho Herald purposes to enlighten the public. In an issuo that will cover ut least twenty pages if not more, it will tell all about the buiUling.s erected in the city diu-ing 1908 aiM will also have articles on other mat- ters appertaining to the development of this city. Tile issue will be freely illustrated, .'liready n [ihotognipher is on the rounds taking )>hotographs of business blocks and residences. The number will be of great value to ndvorti.sers. It is likely 5,000 copies will be issued. Every subscriber of the Herald will get ono and in addition several thousand copies will be distributed all over the country. Space is already largely contracted for. The number is under the special eliarge of F, J. Afclveowii, an experienced newspaper man. He has full authority to make contracts. The exact date of issue of the number has not yet beiui fixed. It will di'ijend u|jon the time the new school and the Piesbyteriaii church are comiileted. Fort Worth, Tex., Nov. 17.-A special despatch from San Antonio says: "If the party so demands and conditions ariso to warrant it I will bo candidate for the presidency four j-ears hence," .said Mr. Bryan aa ho started on a duck hunting trip today. San Antonio, Tox., Nov. 12.-"My friends do not require to projudico. tho future and shall not take the aii". ;co of my opponents on this subject," said Win. Jennings Bryan hero today. "I shall continue to write and .iponk in defence of things hie.h I believe to ho good for tho American people. I hope it may never bo ncc cssary to run for ofllco again, luit T will not attempt to decide I hat question until tho time comes to act. I do not sec any necessity to say any further on tho subject." RAILWAY MEN SHOULD REST Not the Fault Of the Railways For Being Overworked movement tu travel (oo fast politically. The otliciai declaration made yesterday by Count Von Hehentall, the Saxon milliliter of fiueigu iiffairs cominiltee of the Bundersrath. or federal eoiuieil should meet nftener in order to su|)ervi.se, iUt\ acts of both the emperor ami his Chancellor, ap-I)iirently represents the joint opinion of Bavaria, Wintnmbing .�ind Saxony. These government.s have agreed inu-tualy to avail themselves of the foreign affairs committee of the liund-ersnitli, a body established under the terms of the constitution to share in the direction of foreign affairs. Speaking today of tho existing situation. Dr. Theodore llartli, one of the radical leaders in the Reichstag said, "This is only the first step in what will be the jirolonged political education of the German people for full Parliumentiiry Ouverninent. Efforts will be made undoubtedly to perpetuate the old relations between the crown and the people and these efforts will have to be resisted again nnd again, until a Parliament is selected that will make its appropriations contingent upon tho responsibility of the ministers to Parliament." Dr. Ferdinand Grautoff, editor-in-chiei of the Leilizizer Neuste Natch-richten, an influential Liberal paper acclaims the new regime in these words: "The German people are aw/ike nnd they will not .slumber again. Their true monarchial duty is to protect the wi'urer of the ernwn against his own mistakes." The executive evunmittce of the Socialist party which represents three million voters ha.s authorizi'd the Vorwaers to describe the leci.'iit oc-currence.s as "having begun with a scandal, then driven forward under great expiliMnent," and as liavinB\ ended in a "nasty compromi.se with the Government." Today is being observed as a National Day of penitence and prayer. Tho clergy in many of the state churches in their morning services thanked heaven that thi' gathering of political clouds had been di.vappatpd. Cologne, Germany. Nov. 18.-The Kolniselie Zeitung says: Tin; declaration the Einpei'iu- gave to Chancellor Von lUielow wijl satisfy the demands for the moment, an.il it removes great apprehension. .\11 the morning newtipupers discuss the end of the crisis with varying do-grce.s of satisfaction according to party aftiliations. With the excep-tioH. of the Socialists and one or two extreme radical organizers uU express great gratification at the pledge of the Emperor given to tlte chancellor and the German people. New York, Nov. 17.-Love, liquor, gambling and iinprovementa in automatic devices and signals wero some of the tilings held responsible for many railroad accidents by speakers .it the J8th annual meeting of the New York and Now England Association ot Railway Surgeons today. Dr. Owen, of Pueblo, told of a young engineer who through jealousy neglected lii^ work, with the I'csult that his train was wrecked. He told of on-other engineer who while worrying over the fact that the night before lie had gambled away his pay cheque, backed his train into an excursion train. The speaker denied that railroads overwork their men by deliberate choice and that it would be decidedly false economy for them to do fo. "Sometimes drink is mistakei\ for brain fag and overwork," said he. 'The iiublic has a right to demand from tlie railway system that employees be given sufTicient rest, but that does not go far enough. The emiiloyees should take rest during tho lime allotted to them but when they 110 not, then the employee who uses his reoreation for gambling, drinking iind smoking to excess is not able for work any more than a man who has been on duty J8 or 20 hours." .\ change of tho signal systems now Ul use by the railways was advocated 111 a paper read by Prof. G. A. Martin of the University of California. "One hundred persons may be killed in an accident due to the color blind-nes.-i of the present engineer," declared the pre.-iident, "and time has come for a change for better safety to be made. Tho examinations of all employees should be more closely conducted." The U.S.Navy system of signalling by night lights was urged for adoption by Prof. Stratton. DON'T ENFORCE LAW Hiimilton, Nov. 17.-The citizen's leagiK? today jiassed resolutions condemning the municipal authorities biL-.uise the law with reference to gamliUiig. liquor selling and disorderly houses is not enforced more .strictly. NEVER GOT A CENT FROM GERMANY Now York, Nov. 17.-In. a statement today Wm. Baird Hall, author of tho withdrawn Century Magazine article said: "I havo not rccoivod ono penny from tho German government or from anybo