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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta I UTe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME IV. LCTHBRIDGC, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER II, 1908. NO. 2f7. WAS NARROW ESCAPE FOR ROBLJN THREE C. P. R. MEN DEAD Candidate Elected By a Very Narrrow Margin Vancouver, B. C., Nov. gineer Brown, of Kamloops and fire- man Righter, ol Vancouver, were killed in a wreck of a freight train which ran into a washout near Lyt- ton early this morning. Brakeman Clarence Anderson, of Vancouver, wag fatally scalded. The engine and three cars went over the embankment forty feet to the river. SHOT DOWN IN HIS WIFE'S PRESENCE Gilbert Plains, Man., Nov. in Gilbert Plains, which took place today will probably result In a win for the Conservative candi- date, Duncan Camera nV .with a small majority. With seven polls to hear from late last night the Conservative candidate was leading by only. 22. It la believed that the lead will "be di, creased when all the" returns are re- ceived. Cummins, Liberal, put up splendid fight. The election was cu ed by the retirement of Glen bell. Conservative, to contest (or the Dominion House. Y1CT MINERS CAUGHT IN TRAP APlai To Set Mine OiTire Resulted Fatally For Them Victim Of Murder Near Great FalU BANK MANAGER DtAD Lakefield, Ont., Nov. P. Davidson, manager ot the Trad- ers Bank shot himself toiiight -with a revolver and is dead. SAD DEATH AT BOW ISLAND American Settler Killed In a Runaway Ala., Nov. cording to managers of the mine, fif- ty state convicts employed in the mines at Pratt city, formed a con- spiracy to set number afire and escape during .the confusion and as a result the eight convicts were burned to death, one is missing, and the other forty-one lire safely the stockade. Eight bodies have been recovered. The coup was cunningly planned and daringly executed. A lot of tim- ber, lying in the mainway was ignit- ed and the-convicts hoped that when attention had beeii attracted to the flames they could make their way through the mines and escape by the main entrance. There were a number of free laborers tin" the mine also, but only one is missing tonight and it is not known whether he perished or made his escape. The fire did little damage to the mines. Great Fais, Nov. batter ing down the doors of the Roderick Dreamier ranch house, near Squar Butto, occupied by his fion whom hi} hue been for ove a year, and entering the place, armet with a rifle and revolver, with, tin avowed intention of killing all th occupants of the house, George F London, a ranch, hand, was shot lat Friday night by Thomas R. William and died almost instantly from wounds received. The killing is the culmination of a series of family troubles, which have occurred between London and his wife, who is the daughter of the late Roderick Bremmer, and the Bremmer family. London came from Canada several years ago and for some time worked on the Bremmer ranch. About BANK CLERK'S BODY Montreal, Nov. St. Law- ence river gave up another of its Mysteries today-when the body o! a ng bank clerk named Leon Re- laud was observed floating in Lake 3t. .Peter, near I'ierreville. Young ilenaud had been lost since last Au- ust and all of his family to (hid him proved ineffective until the discovery of his body today. CAN SEARCH HUSBAND'S POCKETS WANT RELIGION ffl SCHOOLS Serkws Dfctebances Caused In a French Colony two years ago Miss BremmeT. he was married to After the marriage. St. Pierre, Miq., Nov. de- monstration against thf authorities hert- which was 'begun yesterday and continued today. The limited police force is unable to maintain order ut thus far 150.serious damage has een done. The manifestation on the art of the populace is due largelj o' the school question. The people at St. Pierre demand chools, in which religious instruc- ion is given. Today the administra- ion of. the colony was waited upon y a delegation .of tax payers, all leads of families who strongly set it is alleged, he refused to work and began drinking. He was discharged from the .Bremmer ranch and later left with his wife for Dakota. After the birth of the baby, it is alleged that he mistreated his wife and then deserted her. N. B., Nov. scarlet fever epidemic has spread to Nelson and Newcastle and the school? in both places have been closed. Medicine Hat, Nov. Ameri- can settler who came into the Domin ion early in the present month, met with a tragic death at Bow Island last week, while driving a team of horses. "On "Monday, the 9th. inst., William Isaac Schonert, and his son Walter had :been hauling lumber onto their land for building purposes, the as they returned. Some with- out a father stood in the front of the wagon driving the team. The wagon box was of course not in use. Without the slightest warning the stirrup which bound the coupling and the back wheels to the reach, gave way. Immediately the latter sprang up and one oi the horses be- ,ng struck, the team set off at a wild pace, Mr. Schonert being thrown to the ground and falling between the horsea. When his son, Walter, who was driving a team some dis- tance behind came up to the spot his father was dead- On the right side of his skull a large wound was found .from which a wad of grass was INDEPENDENT SHIPPER GOES AFTER THE CP R It Is Wife's Privilege, Rules a United States Judge RAILWAY HAS TO PAY Ottawa, Out., Nov. two iyrne boys who each lost a leg in lie Britannia street car accident on May 24th last, .get damages without costs and the defendant, the Ottawa St. Railway Company, pays he hospital nnd medical expenses. The settlement was reached out ol court and was endorsed by Judge An- gliu today. NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY BRYAN SAYS HE WOULD RUN crth the views of the townspeople. !he administration promised to re- er the demands, to the authorities in ?aris by cable immediately and "re- quested the populace to be orderly jending the receipt of the reply. The situation critical. Two .chool taken into court charged .with violating the laws in conducting free schools were con- victed and fined each. Someone obtained an American Hag during the height of the excitement and with it at their head -the townspeople marched to the Government house where a noisy demonstration wa made. Washington, woman has some rights and they include the searching of her husband's pockets' according to a decision of Judge Mul lowney of the district of Columbia police court. "It shows the interest a woman ha-s in the court held, "it shows that she loves you. A woman who does not go through the pockets of her husband does not love him. You have been married long enough to know a woman has some rights." The defendant, George Ridge way, was arrested yesterday on his wife'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 defendant said they "some- times got along fine and sometimes scrapped." "That's the way with all regulated declared the ourt, "go buy your wife some crys- No Connection With the Death Of the Royalty In China He Claims That He Was Not Treated For Shipping Grain WORK SWS ONMWELL uithemums." Ridgeway was :eep the peace. put under bond to "TAG DAY" PROCEEDS Toronto, Nov. unemploy- ed benefit society has asked the Ma yor to allow the "tag day" proceeds :o be used to help the city's needj ones this winter. Democratic Party Demands It In 1912 Pekin, Nov. has dc- in Pekin today to substan tiate the reports that the Emperor of China or the Dowager Empress was poisoned or otherwise the victims o bul play. All the foreign legations here agree that the Emperor met a natural death. Opinion varies how over regarding the end of the Dowag er Empress. But all the deductions in her case are negligible, and in no sense related to the sources whence have come the circumstantial details of the passing away of their majes- ties. In view of the suspicions entertain- ed abroad in this connection, the foreign office today explained freely and at length flie circumstances at- tending the death of the Emperor and the Empress and its exposition has been satisfactorily made to the ers friendly to China. Fort Worth, Tex., Nov. spe- cial despatch from San Antonio "If the party so demands and con- ditions arise to warrant it I will be candidate for the presidency four years said Mr. Bryan as ho started on a duck hunting trip today. San Antonio, Tex., Nov. friends do not require to prejudice the future and shall not take the au'. ice of my opponents on this said Win. Jennings Bryan here to- day. "I shall continue to write and speak in defence of things I believe to be good for the American people. I hope it may never be nec- essary to run for office 'Again, hut T will not attempt to decide that ques- tion until the time comes to act. I do not see any necessity to say any further on the subject." RAILWAY MEN SHOULD REST PROTECT THE KAISER AGAINST OWN MISTAKES There seems to be trouble brewing for the-C. P. K. in this part of the country v The'car situation has be- come acute in several quarters and some of those who are; suffering most- are taking action against the company because of alleged discrimination in favor, of the elevators and against unfortunate man had been killed by blow from the" hoof of one his horses. His left shoulder was fractured and left ear completely torn away. The body, which was taken to the house of a Mr. Paisley, was later examined by Constable Coleridge of the R.N.W.M.P.. The Mounted Police authorities af- ter investigating, decided that the death was purely accidental and that a coroner was not required, Dr. Leach of Taber having certified, to the cause of death. Tho day after- her husband's death Mrs. Schonert and four children, ar- rived at Bow Island, and one of the saddest features of the tragedj was the breaking of the intelligence to them. The Schoiierts are among the class are being attracted to the Canadia West in increased numbers each year In addition to farm machinery, th deceased had brought with him large number of horses and ther every prospect of his makin the independent shipper. The only independent shipper here is A. L. Foster Co., and their com- plaint against the railway is a serious one. The-Herald interviewed Mr. Foster this morning and found him feeling very warm on the subject. "He charges that the company is not 'Diving him. a fair share of cars, is playing the placing of them and in very way is giving him the worst f it. "Last said Mr. Foster. that time It was finally given to us. It not likely that the railway authorities would approve of their cars being kept empty in this way. Both agents at that time admitted that -we had not been receiving cars in our turn.' "We -are not getting our cars in turn. of our booking and are being discriminated against. Our case is in the hands of the Railway Com- mission and C. S. Hotchkiss their special officer in this district will be here very shortly to investigate. Sim- lar cases have been tried at Clares- and Stately and the railway las been fined and ordered to con- luct business .according to the The Herald went to see C. P. R agent Graham about Mr. Foster's complaint to get the company's side they threw in three ears to one ele- rator and four to another did not give us any although we had jeen begging for a car that had been standing near our. loading place all ready, since _Saturday night. They finally promised it to us Jast night it was too late to load and it was spotted for us this morning One of the elevator men watched us all the time to see if we would put any grain in the car.' "Another example of the way the company is using us is shown by an action last Friday. There was a ca standing near one we had loaded. Wi billed the loaded car and signed fo mother, but were told, irNo cars, a] curs ordert-d to ths mine." In short time, however, a car was given one of the elevators. We were all day Friday and part of Saturday get- good in the land which so recently! getting H movcd to he had adopted. of the case. "He is getting as square a deal as said Mr. Gra- Operations have come to a perman- ent, stop at the gas well and the bor- ers, J. Peat k Sons, are giving up the hole although they have given the Electric Company no official no- tice of such action. The hole is not being abandoned because of any impossible, or impen- etrable formation of rock but because there is a broken bit at the bottom of the hole which is now 2170 feet deep, and it has been found impos- sible to get it out or to get past it in nny way. In fact, the drillers say that the indications of gas are the best yet and there is DO reason to give up the hole on'that account. The cost to the city of the hole and the piece of the broken bit is 53700. which is mode up of for tho hole which was paid to tht. Electric Company when-the two sand foot level was reached, and for five hundred and seventy feet drilled at 810 a foot for drilling after the sixteen hundred foot level WAS passed. The Company arc out of the ten they don't One Of the Duties Of German People Press View Situation From Different Standpoints Not the Fault Of the Railways For Being Overworked Berlin, Nov. results of the representations made to Emperor William yesterday by Chancelor Von lam. "We are living up to the Man- itoba Grain Act and he is-getting car for car as the car book shows them. They get their cars as soon as they are entitled to them. The elevators fill their cars mofC: quickly and hence are able to get more cars." get from the city because the hole was not used to go down the twenty- five hundred feet. There is street talk, of-a company organizing and endeavoring to secure a franchise from the city if they find Buelow and -the consequent imperial pledge to keep both the speeches and the acts of His Majesty within close constitutional bounds are measured in colder mood by the people of Ger- many today. The Emperor is still much isolated from the sympathies of both the upper and lower levels of society. The talk among the friends of the chancellor and the ministers today is that fhey must await to see how the Emperor acts when the next keenly interesting public question comes up. Doubt exists as to whether at the age cf 50 the Emperor's impul- sive and candid disposition can be so deeply modified by the events of the past fortnight that he will depart from a practice he has followed dur- ing the twenty years of his reign Prince Von Buelow and his party will pursue an opportunist policy movement to travel too fast political- ly. The official declaration made yes- terday by Count Von Hehentall, the Saxon minister., of foreign affairs committee of the Bundersrath or federal council should meet oftener in order to supervise the acts of both the emperor and his Chancellor, ap- parently represents the joint opinion of Bavaria, Wurtumburg and Saxony. These governments have agreed mu- tualy to avail themselves of the for- eign affairs committee of the Bund- rsrathj, a body established under the erms of the constitution to share in affirming resolutely that the Imperial conduct will faithfully follow the Im- perial word. Then Conservative and Monarchical opinion in the country is resisting the THE DAILY HERALD GAS PLANTS THAT WILL NOT EXPLODE Toronto, Ont'., Nov. Do- minion Railway Commission has fin- ished sitting here. I where wo could load. The agents lind yard master kept putting us off with all sorts of excuses." "For two the agent here re- fused to set aside any cars for us, saying they had instructions not to spot any cars on the siding. He .said that he didn't know as we were entitled to any cars anyway, but gave us no reasons fov attitude.' "In a few days, however, the com- missioner came down and the agent Girard Rcul told the commission- ers that the Canadian Northern has spent in equipping its var- plants. He furnished various sam- ples of gas tanks that refused to ex- plode even when exposed to fire in told him he did not think it right that a man who had no elevator .should fnve equally with those who I had. The commissioner told him that he was not there to judge of right and wrong but hia business vras to carry out law, and intimated to train wrecks. The C.N.R. promised to supply the board with a plan of gas plant operated by them in Win- nipeg and the company's representa- tions will be further considered before an order is issued. the agent that that statement would that he had een discriminating." "One big car was placed at one of the elevators on Nov. 2 and stayed there- unloaded until the 6th al- thoxigh we were asking for cars all BUILDING NUMBER Early in the NVw Year the Daily Herald will issue a Building Number the first thing of the kind ever at- j tempted in this city. It is questionable if nny place in Western Canada boa such a splendid rocord of building development as this year. The entire business and residential section has been completely transformed by the appearance of innumberable new bus- iness blocks, public buildings and residences. Outsiders have little idea of our growth. Even some of our own citi- zens little imagine the advance made this year. The Herald purposes to enlighten the public. In an issue that will co- ver at least twenty pages if not more, it will tell all about the buildings erected in the city during 1903 arid will also have articles on other mat- New York, Nov. liquor, gambling and improvements in auto- matic devices and signals were- some of the things held responsible for many railroad accidents by speakers at the 18th annual meeting of the New York and New England Associa- tion of Railway Surgeons today. Dr. Owen, of Pueblo, told of a young en- gineer who through jealousy neglect- ed his 1-esultthat his train was wrecked. He told of an- other engineer who while worrying over the fact that the night before he had gambled away his pay cheque, backed his train into an excursion train. The speaker denied that rail- roads overwork their men by delib- erate choice and that it would be de- cidedly false economy for them to do so. "Sometimes drink is mistaken for brain fag and said he. "The public has a right to demand from the railway system that em- ployees be given sufficient rest, but that does not go far enough. The employees should take rest during the time allotted to them but when they do not, then the employee who uses his recreation for gambling, drinking and smoking to excess is not able for ters appertaining to the development of this city. The issue will be freely illustrated. AJready a photographer is on the rounds tnking photographs of busi- ness blocks and residences. The number will be of great value to advertisers. It is likely cop- .ios will be issued. Evevy subscrib- er of the Herald will get one arid in addition several thousand copies will be distributed all over the country. Space is already largely contracted for. The number is under the spe- cial charge of F. J. McKeown, an ex- perienced newspaper man. He has full authority to make contracts. v The exact date of issue of the num- ber has not yet been fixed. It will depend ujwn the time the new school and the PiesbyteriRn church are completed. he direction of. foreign affairs. Speak- ng today of the existing situation, 3r. Theodore Earth, one of the radi- cal leaders in the Seichstag said, 'This is only the first step in what will be the prolonged political educa- tion of the German people for full Parliamentary Government. Efforts will be made undoubtedly to perpet- uate the old relations between the crown and the people and these ef- forts will have to be resisted again and again, until a Parliament is se- lected that will make its appropria- tions contingent upon the responsibil- ity of the ministers to Parliament." Dr. Ferdinand Grautoff, editor-in- chief of the Leihzizer Neuste Natch- richten, an influential Liberal paper acclaims the new regime in these words: "The German people are awake and they will not slumber again. Their true monarchial duty is to protect the wearer of the crown against his own mistakes." The executive committee of the So- cialist party which represents three million voters has authorized the Vorwaers to describe the recent oc- j currences as "having begun with a candal, forward tinder groat and as havingA nded in a "nasty compromise with he Government." Today is being bserved as a National Day of peni- xince anu prayer. The clergy in many of the state churches in their morning services thanked heaven that gathering of political clouds had soon disappated. Cologne, Germany, Nov. Kohmche Zoitung says: The declar- work any more than a man who has been on duty 18 or 20 hours." A change of the signal systems now in use by the railways was advocated in a paper read by Prof. G. A. Mar- tin of the University of California. "One hundred persons may be killed in an accident due to the color blind- of the present de- clared the president, "and time has come for a change for better safety to be made. The examinations of all employees should be more closely.- conducted." The U.S.Navy system of signalling by night lights was urged for adop- tion by Prof. Stratton. DON'T ENFORCE LAW Hamilton, Nov. citizen's league today passed resolutions con- demning the municipal authorities because the law with reference to gambling, liquor selling and disorder- ly houses is not enforced more strict- ly. NEVER GOT A CENT FROM GERMANY New York, Nov. a state- ment today Wm. Baird Hall, author of the withdrawn Century Magazine article said: "I have not received one penny from tho German government from anybody connected with the ation the Emperor gave to Chancellor German government and I do not ex- pect to receive a penny. I have had negotiations of any sort or kind with the German government or with anybody connected with it. The withdrawal of the article was dictat- ed solely hy the fact that it would not have been fair to have been pub-- lished at this time anything upon Von But-low wijl satisfy the demands for the moment, and it removes great apprehension. All the morning newspapers discuss tho end oi the crisis with varying de- gro's of satisfaction according to party affiliations. With the excep- tioR of the Socialists and one or two extreme radical organizers all express j which might now be placed great gratification at the pledge of J tations which would have attached to the Emperor to the chancellor I it, if it had been published when writ and the German people, ten." ;