Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 20, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
rtof laeUl Ubcatr UMl7�tt lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME I LETHBRIDQE. ALBERTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1908. NO. 289. AN EXPENSIVE PIECE OF ROAD New Line Between Spokane and Portland Tom Johnson Loses Fortune Clovolaiul, O., Nov. 20.-Mayor Tom Ij. JohnBon for yours reputed to bo n milUonalro several times ovor, today announced that his entire for-luno Had bdon lost. Ho said that ho would bO coinpoUcd to give up his homo on Kuclld Avo., unci also dis-poso of his automobiles. Ho added that a largo part of his fortune had boon spent In an ofTort to save tlio properties left by the lato Albert .Johnson, his brother. Spokanp, Wash., Nov. 20.-Regarded by cnglnecrsi as a ninrvcl of construction ii the Spokane, Portlond & Seattle rnilwny, 423 miles, the most di/rect lino beLwctwi this city and Portland, which will bo completed January 1, 1000. Tho road, built jointly by the Giijat Northern and Northern Pacific systems, is the most cxpnnsivo in America, the cost of mucli ot it ranging from $250,000 to $DOO,000 a mile. Twenty-five miles of track remains to bo laid between Spokane and Pasco, and this work will be completed in two weeks. Besides this there are two bridges a iiiiile apart near Devil's Canyon. One is 1,100 feet in length and 220 foot high, while the other is 1,000 feet long ond 160 feet above the ground in tho centre. ^ The line will permit of longer trains being hauled over it than on any other road in the country.. The most severe grade is 4-10 of one per cent, and between Chemey, Spokane county, ond Portland, the line is down grade. There arc no sharp curvatures, tho greatest being three degrees, ond, as a result, one locomotive con pull from Spokane to Portliind as many cars as it can start on level ground. This is expected to set new records for henvy loading. The road has been built without regard to expense, the purpose being to make it permanent and safe. An idea of this may be gained when it JH known that 20 miles of the line between Pasco and Kahlotus, south of hero, cost $5,000,000 or $260,000 a mile; while a mile of road along the bluffs overhanging Snake river involved an expenditure of $500,000. To survey and build this part of the line, which follows "the Columbia'river, men wore suspended over the cliffs with ropes; but wliile tljurc were many narrow escapes, not u life was lost nor was any one seriously injured. Train Jumper Got 2 Months The prisoner McAulcy was Wednes- a motor fan. Harold Nelson lia.s asked the priv-ilipc of giv'ng the opening play. Tho work is hi'ing done by local contractors. F. B. Eolfson, of Letlibridge is the architect; Strong & Court iiavo the contract for the brick work; Stringham &. Rolfson for the carpentering; ami Baker Bros., for the wood fibre. Tlie estimated cost is .1:13,000. Jfonlrcal, Nov. 20.-That a decided improvement in railway conditions has occurred within tho past few months is shown by orders given ot lato by Canadian I'ailways for ro-cquipment. Amongst others, orders aro now under way arc: 2,400 box cars being built for tho Grand Trunk Pacilic liy tlio Canada Car Co. This is part of tho order of 12,000 given four years ago and 2,'100 will bo furnished this year. In addition to this the (irand Trunk has placed an order for 1,000 stool hopper cars with the I'rcs.sed Steel Ciir Co., of New York. The Canadian Pacific is also buying steel cars and has just placed orders with tho car work.s In Jfontrcal for five hundred steel box Airs, which will bo the first of their kind to bo built in Canada. Vico rrcsidont Mc-Nicoll of tho C.P.K., says orders aro qow on hand which will keep the Angus shops going for the next six months turning out 20 freight cars a day, and tho company will not stop then but will continue biulding cars as long OS business warrants it. It is understood tho passenger department at tho AngUH shops also will be kept busy with new equipment until the middle of next j'car. Work on the C.P.U. is going on continuously with tho liuilfling ot now locomotives. To Cease Work On the Walks Batcliollor, Marshall & Skarin, the cement walk contractors, do not intend to make any more walks this fall after completing those on Red-path St., west of Round. There are some curbs and gutters yet to be put in lliis fall. Tho street gradcr.s will complete their work this fall if the present weather holds for a few days'longer. Mill Runs Night and Day On account of tho rapidly increasing demand for the output. The Kllison Mills are now running night and day at their full capacity, and arc turning out .300 barrels per day. The company aro unable to fill all tho orders. Tho demand from Norway and .Sweden is growing at a remarkable rate. BAD WRECK AT MEDICINE HAT Heavy Freight Ran Away and Collided Whli a Yard �*Tr.l.-----. Engine TO STAMP OUT DISEASE IN CATTIE Rigid Orders Issued By U.S. Minister Of Agriculture Not Impressed With H. B. Route Wheat Yield At Raymond Raymond, Nov. 19.-Raymond caii prorovo insurmountable barriers. Only two cargoes could be carried of tlie fall crop by tho straits and when navigation opened in tlio summer, it would bo too lato for tlie j)ast year's harvest. If Providence, as the people of the West, claimed, had intended to make llic Hud.son's Bay route, tlu'ir very own, then Providence miglit liave placed it a fi'w degrees south of latitude G3. Von Buelow Is Very Nervous On Wednesday niglit between eleven and twelve o'clock another bad railway .accidtmt took place in the yards at Medicine Hat. A heavy freight-wming down the west hill ran away and came down the hill and ran across tlie bridge at full speed meeting tlie yard engine with a few cars. S"voii cars were completely de-molislied and tlu> engines badly wrecki'd. l''(irtumitely no one was inured. Half the train was on the bridge wlii-n tin; trains came together. Oue ot the cars contained a load of canned salmon which the collision scattered all over the place. The wn.'ckiiig crow got the track clear so us not to delay passenger traffic. LITTLE GIRL KILLED Hamilton, Ont., Nov. 19.-Violet Norton, a girl of 12 years of age, was killed by u street car tonight. Her feel became caught between a rail MAYOR RETIRES Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 19.-Mayor llethune today declined the nomination for another year. Aid. Stewart will run for the mayorality. HENEY IMPROVES Son Francisco, Nov. 19.-Francis J. Heney continues to progress towards complete recovery from the bullet wound inflicted by Morris Haas on Friday afternoon last. Washington, Nov. 20.-Vigorous ef- . forts will be made by the Department of Agriculture to stamp out the contagious and communicable ailment among cattle known as the loot and mouth disease whicli was discovered among livestock in Pennsylvania and Now York states and aa a result. Secretary Wilson, yesterday, issued an order quarantining tho states. Dur ing tho existence of this quarantine tho intorstato or foreign transportation movement, trailing or driving ot Cattle or staeop or other ruminants and swino from the two states Is prohibited. Tho order issued by the secretary ' yesterday which became eflective Im-modiotcly makes the quarantine exceedingly rigid. It oven requires that "Ho railroad cars or boats within the territory herein quarantined, which have carried livestock shall be moved interstate until tlie said cars or boats have been cleaned or disinfected ^ith a livo per cent, solution of carbolic acid, London, Nov. 20.-The announce mcnt of tho outbreak iu Now York and Pennsylvania ot tho foot and mouth disease among cattle has caused considorablo interest here, as the prohibition of the importation of cattle from tho port ot.New York opens u]) tho prospect of a serious shortage in tho meat supply of Gi*eat Britain and in consequcnco a raise in prices. As soon as tho first information ot tho outbreak ot tho dlseaao reached tho British Board ot Agriculture two days ago the entire staff ot inspectors at once mobolizcd to meet all incoming ships to prevent tho introduction 01 the disease to this country. The importation of hay and straw as well us 1 ivb itock from Pennsylvania has been prohibited. Albany, N. V., Xov. 19.-Prompt measures to fight a threatened epidemic iu this state of tho hoof and mouth disease, so much dreaded by owners of valuable cattle, are being talvcii by the state department of agriculture, following on the receipt of reports today that the disease had received a footing at some twelve IJOints in Erie and Niagara counties. It is supposed that tho disease WHS brought to this state at this time through tho BulTalo stock yards The matter is under consideration by the U. S. department ot agricultiiro, which proposes to shape a quarantine upon all the cnttlo in tho state. . Berlin, Nov. 19.-Acting upon tlie ad"ice of Cliaiicidlor Von Buelow, Count T(jn Stolberg, tho president of till- Roiclistag will endeavor to prevent all refercnci's to Emperor William for the present in the Reichstag discussions. This course has been decided upon in order to quiet public feeling and to lessen the opportunities for agitation. The Chancellor will speak the end of the month on tho question of his responsibility and the moaning of his recent audii,nce witli the Emperor. Prince Von Buelow is reported to-Aiiiong the building permits rt- ^,,y to nervously depressed and cently taken out are by Mrs. J. C ,,,�,^0 thn^ cvcv disposed to resign Brown, residonc.. on Argyle Ave.,, r,.,^,, ^ ^^^^ opportunity J2,000; Jorgenson Bros., photograph gallery, Redpath St., $500; William Wilianis, residence, ("rabb St., $1,-800; Mrs. A. Sexton residence near Isolation Hosjiital; .\. Easton, residence Round St.: Y. S. Sliepard, two storey brick block on Round St., between Dufforiii and Uompas Sts., $5,000; Quong Sang, two storey brick block, $10,000. Jorgen.son Br purchased |)ri'pi'rly in the oily and will open a plu4ograi)li gallery. arises. Ho is more easily tired now than before his recent illness and is looking forward to the rest .-lud pleiusures of private life. Western Premiers And Elevators lt>.-A confer- Fleetwood residence di.scussing tho tea.slbllity ot national- path and Duftoriii Sts., and purpose erecting a brick block there in tho '''"l^ the elovato.s ..f tho three pro-jjpj.j^g j vlnce.s. Premier Boblia of Manitoba __1 has boon notified anti has agreed to j conio and so has Premier Rutherford Thos. Tiiijpln got a month yestor- of Alborta. Just what outcome will day for stealing an ovorcoat from bo arrived at is dilllcult to predict as tho Lothbridgo Hotel. Another fol-' Piemier Scott ot Saskatchewan is low got olT on a similar charge. very reticent on tho (juestion. MEDICINE HAT FIREMEN Atedicine Hat, Nov 20.-The fire brigade hero wants a permanent chief. Chief Hatcher, tho present head of the brigade threatens to resign unless his salary is increased. GAS PLANT FOR FERNIE Fornie, B. C, Nov. 19.-There is every prospect of a g.".s plant being installed in Feriiio in the near future. . SEVEN KILLED Cliicago, Nov. 19.-Seven track laborers on a hand car were run down by a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy road passenger train between Highland and La Grange, Ills., today and killed. NEW ZEALAND ELECTIONS London, Nov. 19.-In tho New Zealand elections the latest returns give tho Government 35; Opposition 16; Independents 3; and 22 second ballots. Tho no license proposal was j.irried in 14 districts, and the reduction carried in six. MINISTER IS DEAD Toronto, Nov. 19.-Rev. P. Tt. Will retired Methodist minister, died iu the grnrral hospital as the result of a fall one week ago. Ho leaves a widow and one! son and four "daughters. Tli(> son is Prof. Stanley Will of Manitoba, University. RECOUNT IN NF.LD. St. Johns, Nfld., Nov. 19.-In the recent election Harbor Grace returned two Opposition candidates and one Government, Hon. Mr. Dame, the latter having a majority of one over Judge Seymour. A recount, however, was begun today, the result of which will not be known until Saturday night. If Judge Seymour is clec-ed on tlie recount this will make the pTirties stand. Opposition 10, Government 17. Party Leaders Were Chosen The Mock Parliament in connection with tho Y^.JLC. got olT to a good sliUt lust night. Tlioro was a largo and represoiitativo number of young men present and tho organization was as tar as possible completed. It was decided to adopt federal political is-sui.'s following party lines although tho members do not necessarily take the sides on which they are outside of tho f^arliamont. A vote was taken and it was found that the party favorable to tho policy of the government at Ottawa was In the majoj--ity. To this party, to bo known as tho I^ibcral party, will therefore fall tho duties ot government. Tho other party, tho 'Conservatives, have a sjtrong figliting minority. The parties chose their leaders. S. .J. Shepherd, the loader of tho Liberals will bo Premier while tho leader ot the Oi)position is W. H. McLeUand Tho I'rimo Minister being much fatigued l).v his abundant labors during tiio recent campaign will go to Florida for a few days to recuperate. Tho cabinet has not been coraploted yet, but tho Premier will probably send tho names of his choices for t';o va cant [lositions from Boston, where ho will adtlress tho Chamber of Com-merco on his way south. Parliament will bo opened on Thurs da.v, Nov. 27, by tlio Govornor-genw-al, Dr. W. S. Galbraith. It is reported that lion. O. D. Austin, ox-mi uistor of finance in the Courtice government, will bo speaker and that-Frotl lloso will bo Clerk of tho House Thoro is much keen rivalry among tho leading Liberals for tho cabinet positions and is said that tho final niinouncemont will contain many surprises and some disappointments. John Lister, the popular little page of lastjsnssion. will ogaln hold that important position.