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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME I LCTHBRIDQE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, NO. INEXPENSIVE PIECE OF ROAD New Line Spokane and Portland Tom Johnson Loses Fortune Cleveland, O., "Nov. Tom L. Johnson for years reputed to be a millionaire several times over, today announced tbat oat J re for- tune had been lost. He said that he would be compelled to give up his ou- and also dis- poae of his automobiles. He added that a large part of his fortune had been spviit" in au effort to save the properties left by the late Albert Johnson, his brother. Spokane, od by engineers "as a marvel ot con- struction is the Spokane, Portland Seattle railway, 423 miles, the most direct line betweon this city' and Portland, which will be, compleU-d January 1, 1906, The road, built jointly by the Great Northern and Northern Pacific is the most expensive in America, the cost of much ot it ranging from to a mile. Twenty-five miles of track remains to bo laid between Spokane and Pasco, and this work, will be completed in two ,weeks. Be- this there, are two bridges a apart near-Devil's Canyon. One feet in length and feet high, while the other is -'ftfet long and 160 feet above the Aground in the centre. y The Ifne will permit of tonger trains being hauled over it -than on any other road in the country.. The moat severe grade is .4-10 of. one per cent, and Spokane county, and Portland, the line is down grade. There ace _ no sharp curvatures, the greatest being three degrees, and, as a result, one loco- motive can- pull froTjt, Spokane to' Portland as as "Jt ,can btart on level This is Ex- pected set new records for heavy loading. The- road been built without regard to expense, the purpose" be- ing to make it permanent-and safe. An idea of this-may be gained when Train Jumper Got 2 Months The prisoner McAuley was Wednes- day sentenced by Judge Mitchell at Medicine Hat to in'jail for attempting to escape from law- ful custody by jumping through a car window. He got three months on the theft charge to face which he was being taken, to Medicine Hat when he' escaped. LIBERALS WIN IN THE P.LI. CONTEST Inquire About Calldn's Death TheCompiete Returns Give Them a Small Majority The inquest inio tlie death of Char- les Calkins, who was killed on the night of Nov. 14, wag begun in Me- dic'lie Hat .Nothing was elicited except that -when seen on the station platform that night, de- ceased was niuch under the influence o' liquor, A mail named Fitzgerald was called as a witness but he was so drunk lie could not attend. He was ordered into cwtody until the inquest is resumed. BARN AND TEN HORSES BURNED Serkws Loss To a Farmer Living Near Kncber Creek Chariqttetown, P. E. L, Today's returns indicate that' the Government is apparently safe in the saddle, but majority of only two. Premier Hazzard's ma- ority of 193 an increase of 122 over the last-election and the defeat of Sinclair in the first riding of Queens has-been confirmed. In Surnerside, McNeil, Coaserva- tivc has a majority of 82 over Jar- dincy. and Wyatt, 24 over Clark. Capt. Joseph Reid, Lib- eral, was defeated by 15. The leader of the" Opposition has a majority of 43. John Richards who was elected by a. majority of nearly 500 will likely be the new Commissioner of Agricul- ture in place of Hon. S. E. Reid. .The, Governmen'- will have, a ma- jority of one when the Speaker is appointed. Names Whitney As Tory Leader Kingston, Out., Nov. ing the possibility of the retirement of K. L. Border! from the leadership of the Conservative party, the Daily Standard comes "out strongly in the event of "such withdrawal for Sir James Whitney, as leader with Pre- mier McBride of British Columbia, as hLs associate. RAHWAYSARE PLACING BIG ORDERS To Cease Work On the Walks For Cars To Meet the Growing Of Traffic RAYMOND'S NEW OPERA HOUSE Pincher Nov. Sun- clay night, about 10.30 4he barns be- longing to Mr. Fred Sorge, contain- ing ten horses, all this year's, grain and farm machinery, was burned, the origin" of the, fire being unknown. .There was a terrific, gale blowing at MAN DIES FROM GLANDERS Chicago, 111., Nov. from rare in a human being, overtook Dr. Thomas M. Wilson, of itwood, Out., at the Presbyterian j hospital in this city today. Dr. Wil- son absorbed the genn of the disease while conducting experiments at Rusweli college. it is known miles of the line 'tnc time and the members, of between Pisco .and Kahlotus, south of here, cost or a mile; while a mile of road along, the bluffs overhanging Snake river involved an -arperiditure'of Sorgo's famijy could' reach -the buil'ling, it was a seething mass of 'name, Jwt they put 'up a _ plucky fight arid .succeeded in saving the Owing -to the inflamable na- To survey and build this, part of the (ire of Mfie building the heatjwas in- line, which {aTrfy Breasted" Unique Claim In a B. C. Court Vancouver, B. C., Nov. The contention that the Dominion govern- In AU Ukefihaod UK Finest Bmliliiig Of the Kind IB Alberta ment js the trustee and not .the ver, men suspended over ihe1neasrat The is estimated cliffs with ropes; but tijere! were, many narrow not life was lost nor was any one serious ly injured. LONDON M. D. DEAD London, Ont., Nov. H., H s Nelles, one of London's" oldest- ant beat died yesterday He was 75 E. E. SHEPPERD VERY ILL Toronto, NovT E. Shepperd well known newspaperman, forme proprietor of the Saturday" Night, critically ill in :Arizona, whither h went some weeks ago for the benc fit of his health. He has been fering from lung trouble, for som time. at with no insurance. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Sorge who is an industrious marr_ and it will take, years of hard work to jeplace loss. HONORS FOR LEMIEUX London, -Nov. Edward will meet Hon.- Lemieni tomorrow arid the Prince of will entertain at luncheon, v Want Roads Put In Shape -A, -NARROW ESCAPE St.'Louis, Mo., Nov. report has reached Uus city that two loaded cages and the entire topwbrks of the Coal _mine north of Edwardsville, -His., collapsed, im- prisoning two hundred men. Later men were rescued: owner, of the millions of- acres in the railway belt of twenty- miles on each side of'the'C.P.R. from the tidewa.- ter to_- Alberta and of the three mil- lion acres in the district uud that jthe province is still owner of these- lands, never having parted with its title, was raisetf for the first time in a. British Columbia court this af It formed one of the chief branrbes of argument of E. V. Bod- welJ, K.C., representing the provin- cial government; in the stated case in the long standing dispute between the local fancr Federal government over Indian lands. .The case in which the province -.asserts its title to d rever- sionary interest in: these, the Domin- ion having in these lands no benefi- cial interest, but1 niercly the right to administer them as guardians of the Indians in this province. (From a Staff Reporter.) Raymond, Nov. That Raymond has some enterprising citizens is conclusively proven by the fact that the town before have passed will boast "of opera-house which probably- will have no equal in the West judged from [any view- point except by no- thing west of Ihe build- ing is being erected" by Raymond Opera-House Company "and; will serve the threefold purpose, of un opera house, dancing hall and -skating! riiikv Jhe bnildiug- 'have sea ling! 'ca- pacity to accommodate The -stage room "wil accommodation for the largest troup- es, being eighty feet by forty feet. The! dancing floor will be fifty-five ft. by forty four feet arid the auditor- ium seventy eight by sixty, feet. The Montreal, Nov. a decided improvement in railway conditions has occurred within the past few months is shown by orders given of late by Canadian railways for re- equipment. Amongst others, orders are now under way are: box cars-being built the Grand Trunk Pacific by the'Canada Car Co. Th'is is part of the order of given four years ago and will be fur- nished this year. In addition to this the Grand Trunk has placed an order for steel hopper cars with the Pressed Steel Car-Co., of New York. The Canadian Pacific is also buying steel cars "and has just placed orders with'the car works in Montreal for five: hundred steel box cVrs, which will be the first.of their kind to be built in Canada. Vice President Me Nicoll of the C.P.R., says orders are now on; hand which will keep the An gus shops, going for the next six months turning out 20 freight cars a day, and the company will not stop then but will continue building cars as long, as business warrants it. It is understood the passenger depart- ment at the Angus Shops also will be kept busy with new equipment until the middle of next year. Work on the C.P.R. is going on continuously with the building-'of .new locomotives. Batchellor, Marshall Skarin, the cement walk contractors, do not in- tend to make any more walks this fall after completing those on Bed- path St., west of Round. There are some curbs and gutters yet to be put in this fall. The street graders will complete their work this fall if the present weather holds for a few days'long- er. TO STAMP OUT DISEASE IN CATTLE Mill Runs Night and Day Rigid Orders Issued By U.S. Minister Of Agriculture On account of the rapidly in- creasing demand for the output. The Ellison Mills are now running night and day at their full capacity, and aje turning out 300 barrels per day. The company are unable to fill all the orderd. The demand from Nor- way and Sweden is growing at a re- markable rate. BAD WRECK AT MEDICINE HAT gallery wil seat 200 tilted Not Impressed With H.B. Route Que., Nov. W. Cewrie, .civil engineer of the harbor commission and .formerly superin- tendent engineer of the ship chan- nel: m a.paper read: before; the _St. James Literary Society tonight .on winter navigation declared that- the Hiidsoii's Bay route was impractic- able, the uncertainty of the time of opening and closing of the straits, coupled with the increased insur- ance and the difficulty of keeping light houses and other equipment up _ and snnng floor will be thc e alon auditonum which A meeting of the Council of the Board-of Trade was held last''even- ing when a number of communica- tions in regard to advertising in dif- ferent publications and other matters were read. They were" ordered filed. A; comunication from the Cftlgary Board of Trade in regard to car shortage and another asking for in- formation about the district to be tra- versed by the proposed Calgary Leth- >bridgc branch of the C. P. R. were -referred to the railway committee. The Minister of "the Interior will be urged to have Immigration Agents in the United States give pub- licity to the fact that persons taking m the Alaska Yukon .Exhibition at Seattle-can travel on way by a Can- adian line and enjoy stopover privi- leged. This would induce many Americans to visit Western Canada. It was decided to issue cop- ies of an up-to-date edition of "Leth- bridge in a Nutshell." A motion was pac-scd calling the attention of the civic and provincial authorities to the bad condition of the road oh the bottom and on both hills and demanding that they be put in better shape at once, since the traffic from thc other side of the river is of the greatest import- ance to (his city. President Conybeare brought tip the utwticr of railway" competition .THEATRE COLLAPSED Winnipeg, Nov. evening ,he new Grand theatre at the corner of Jarvis Main Sts. collapsed, covering the. sidewalk with debris. The building was receiving the fin- ishing touches and had been built atr a cost of Toronto, Nov. Medical Council of Ontario at its closing ses- sion yesterday approved of the inter- provincial registration with all col- leges in various provinces haying Ran Over Two Women Winnipeg', acci- dent, somewhat on -a par with the one which resulted in the Poison tra- gedy, occurred Main St. at 0.30 vots so that it can be the audience its witnessing a perform- ance on the stage, at the same-time it is lowered a foot or used for dancing it is with the stage and made on springs. Paroid roofing will be used on the outside and wood fibre plaster, on the-inside. The floor will-be of ma- ple, throughout. The roof, is semi- circular in form, and the part win- dows circular in form..The building will be heated by hot air driven b> a motor-fan. Harold Nelson has asked the priv- iligp of giving the opening play. The work is being done _by local contractors. F. B. Eolfson. of Lethbridge is the architect; Strong A; Court have the contract for the brick rt rprove insurmountable barriers. Onlv will rest -on pi-K 1 i two cargoes conld be earned of the Heavy Freight Ran Away and Collided With a JDn Wednesday night between elev- en and twelve o'clock. another bad railway accident took place in the yards at Medicine Hat. A heavy freight--coin ing down the west hill ran away, and came down the hill and ran across the bridge at full speed meeting the yard engine with, a few cars. Seven cars were completely de- molished and the engines badly wrecked. Fortunately no one was in- ured. Half the train was on the bridge when tire trains came together One of the cars contained a load o canned salmon, which the collision all. over the .place. v. A The wrecking crew got the'track clear so as: not to delay passenger traffic. Washington, Nov. ef- forts will be made by the Department of Agriculture to stamp out the con- agio us and communicable ailment mong cattle known as the foot and uiouth disease which was discovered among livestock in Pennsylvania and STow York states and as a result, Secretary Wilson, yesterday, issued u the states. Dur tig the existence of this quarantine ho interstate or foreign transporta- ion movement, trailing' or driving cattle or sheep or otter ruminants and swino from the two states is pro- nibited. The order issued by the secretaryx yesterday which became effective im- mediately makes the quarantine ex- eedingly rigid. It even requires that "No railroad cars or boats within the territory lerein quarantined, which, have car- ried livestock shall be moved inter- state until the said cars or boats have been cleaned or disinfected a live per cent, solution of carbolic acid. London, Nov. announce ment of the outbreak in New York and Pennsylvania of the foot and mouth disease among cattle has caus- ed considerable- interest here, as the prohibition of the importation of cat- tle from the port of. New York opens up the prospect of a serious shortage in the meat supply of Great Britain and in consequence a raise in prices. As soon as the first information.- of the outbreak of the disease reached tbo British Board of Agriculture two days ago the entire staff, of inspectors at once mobolized to meet .all incom- ing ships to prevent the introduction of the disease to "this country. The :hay and straw .as well as live 'stock Pennsylvania has' been" prohibited. LITTLE GIRL KILLED Hamilton, Ont., Nov. Norton, a girl of 12 years of age, wai killed by a. street car tonight. He feet became caught between a rai fall-crop'by the straits and when nav- igation opened in the summer, it would be too late for the past year's harvest." If Providence, as the peo- ple of the West, claimed, had intend- ed to make the Hudson's Bay route, their very own, then Providence might have, placed it a few degrees south of latitude 63. Ijxst night, immediately in front the lane. between Market and James streets, when Chas. C. Wahl drove Out .through the narrow opening at a fast pace and knocked down two wo- men who were passing. Without stopping for an instant the ivork; Stringham Rolfson for the carpentering; and Baker Bros., for the wood fibre. The estimated cost is Von Buelow Is Very Nervous standard education equivalent to that man drove over two prostrate of the Ontario Medical Council. ANDREW WON'T TALK Xr-w York, Nov. ques- tioned concerning an article by him J forms and .whipped up his horse, at- tempting to escape down a lane on the other side of the street. Those who witnessed the affair were jncens- ed over his cbnduct. Several men on the tariff which, is soon to appeari "an aftcr thc Mcured the until a policeman arrived and took the entire outfit to the Rupert St .police station. Tho women wore Mrs. Bella Mitchell, of Balmoral St. and Miss 3fary Cribbs of Heney Ave. in a Nevr York magazine, Andrew Carnegie declined to deny that he had advocated the removal of the entire tariff on steel. take action towards getting a char- ter for a competitive road. BLEW UP A SALOON Hutle, Nov. Walsh's Jew-! eJ saloon, located in thc heart tho: restricted district, was dynamit- ed by some unknown person. Threats had been made against the owners of the saloon if they testi- fied for the state in a burglary case to come to trial. Wheat Yield Building Still Continues Active Among the buil'ding permits re- Berlin, Nov. upon the advtce of Chancellor Von Buelow. CrtunfVijn Stolberg, the president of the Reichstag will endeavor to pre- vent all references to Emperor Wil- liam for the present in the Reich- stag discussions. This course has been decided upon in order to quiet public feeling and to lessen the op- j portunities for agitation. The Chan- cellor will speak the end of the month on the question of his respon sibility and the meaning of his re cent audience with the Emperor. Prince Von Buelow is reported to- day to be nervously depressed anc cently taken out are by Mrs. J. C- mOTe tfcaii cvcr disposed to resign Brown, residence on Argyle omcc a opportunit Jorgenson Bros., photograph t arjses. Tte is more easily tired now gallery, Redpath St., William] tnan rPCent illness Wiliams, residence, Crabb St., 5s looking forward to the rest anc 300; Mrs. A. Sexton residence near Isolation Hospital; A. Easton, resi- dence Round St.; Y. S. Shepard, two storf-y brick "block on Round tween Dufforin Bompas Sts., pleasures of private life. Vancouver, ,B. C., Nov. 3ethune today declined the nomin- ation for another year. Aid. Stewart will run for the may oral ity. HENEY IMPROVES San Nov. J. Fleney continues to progress towards complete recovery from the bullet wound inflicted by Morris Haas on Friday afternoon last. Albany, N. Y., measures to fight a threatened epide- mic in this state of the hoof and mouth disease, so much dreaded by owners of valuable cattle, are being taken by the state department of agriculture, following on-the receipt f reports; today that the disease had eceived a footing at some twelve points in Erie and Niagara counties, t is supposed that the disease was brought to this state at this ime through the Buffalo Hhc matter is under consideration, by the U, S. department of agriculture, which proposes to shape a quarantioe ipon all the cattle in the state. MEDICINE HAT FIREMEN Medicine Hat, Nov fire brigade here wants a permanent chief. Chief Hatcher, the present head of the brigade threaten.? to re- sipn unless his salary is increased. GAS PLANT FOR FERNIE Fernie, B. C., Nov. is every prospect of a gns plant being installed in Fernie in the near fu- ture. Chicago, Nov. track la- borers on a hand car were run down by a Chicago, Burlington Quincy road passenger train between High- land and La Grange, Ills., today anc killed. NEW ZEALAND ELECTIONS London, Nov. the New Zea- land elections the latest returns give the Government 35; Opposition 18 Independents 3; and 22 second bal lots. The no license proposal was in 14 districts, and the re duction carried in six. Gladstone, Man., Nov. G. S. Boirraanr of this tovrn, xvas ac- cording to a rumor, assaulted today by Wellington Sly find the latter is aow under arrest charged with sault to bodily harm." TWELVE KILLED Now York, Nov. men reported killed by the explosion Brooklyn today. The explosion tore .the streets to pidces for rods on either side and the twelve men -who wore working in an excavation for a big sewer buried by the debris which fell in upon them arc believed to have been smotherec .Or burned to death in the fire thut Jollo wed. At Raymond Raymond, Nov. can produce other things besides sugar Ucts. Already thU bushels of xrher.t have been marketed for which the fanners received 000. The yield averaged 35 to 40 bu- ITl oGITit? vrtSco went as high as fifty bushels ip ihe acre. The Ellison Milling Co. ex- pect to have their mill in operation throughout the entire year as was the case during last year. Business increased this fall so much that the company found it necessary to secure additional .outside and office help. brick block, Jorgenson Bros., of Leeds, N. D.. have purchased property in the city and will open a photograph gallery. They will immediately build a frame j Western Premiers And Elevators Tlegirw, Srtsk., Nov. confcr- MINISTER IS DEAD Toronto, Nov, P. D. Wil retired Methodist minister, died in Party Leaders Were Chosen The Jlock Parliament in connection with Uie Y.M.C. got off to a good start last night. There was a large and representative number of young men present and the organization was as far as possible completed. It was decided to adopt federal political is- sues following party lines although. the members do not necessarily take the sides on which they are outside of the Parliament. A vote was tak- en and it was found that the party favorable to the policy of gov- crnniertt at Ottawa was in the major- ity. To this party, to.be known as the Liberal party, will therefore fall tho duties or government. The other party, the "Conservatives, have a. sjtrong fighting minority. The parties chose their leaders. S. J. ShcpLerd, the leader of the Liber- als will be Premier while the leader of the Opposition is W. H. McLelland The Prime Minister being much fa- by his abundant labors during tho recent campaign will go to Flor- ida for a few days to recuperate. The cabinet has not been completed, but the Premier will probably send the hospital as the result nitres of his choices for a fall one week ago. He leaves a' M -_ j cnce between tile premiers OK Manito- gallery on lots purchased J twcen the Baptist Church and Dr. Galbraith's residence on Rfxlpath St. I oa, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Hhe executive of the Grain Growers' They have also purchased a lot Association of the three provinces Glyn St., next lot south of the old, 1 has been arranged to- tnie place here Fleetwood residence between Red- inc 'Jtn mi' vm; path and Dxifferin purpose 'discussing thc feasibility of national- erecting a brick block there in the spring. the elevators of the three pro- vinces. Premier Roblia of Manitoba !has been notified and has agreed to I come and so has Premier Rutherford Thos. Tappin got a month yealer-'of Alberta. Just what outcome will day for stealing an overcoat from be arrived at is difficult to predict as the Lethbridgn Hotel. Another fcl- Premier Scott of Saskatchewan is low got oft on a similar charge. very reticent on the question. widow and ono son and ters. Tho son ia Prof. Stanley Will of Manitoba, University. RECOUNT IN NRLD. St. Johns, Nfld., Nov. the recent election Harbor Grace return- _j j.-j_.i.- vsi'pvrailiHTII OUU 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 elec- ed on thc recount this will make the parties stand, Opposition 19, Gov- ernment 17. va cant positions from Boston, where he will address the Chamber of Com- merce on his way south. Parliament will be opened on Thurs day, Nov. 27, by the Governor-gener- al, Dr. W. S. Galbraith. It is re- ported that Hon. O. D. Austin, ex- minister o: finance in the Courtice government, will be speaker and taat- Fred Rose will be Clerk of the House There is much keen rivalry among the leading Liberals for the cabinet positions and is said that the final announcement will contain many sur- prises and some disappoiatmettU. John Lister, the popular little page of will again hold that important position. ;