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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRlDQE, ALBePTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1008 DEATH BY OIL EXPLOSION Invatttgatlon Bolng Made by a Cor-oner's Jury at Winnipeg. Winnipeg, Mnn., Nov, 17.-A beginning o( tho (ittcnnpt to loonto the reBponfllbllly ol Uii' aevcral deaths wliicli have occuvrctl, presumably as a. result of using ndultcrated-coal oil, waa made IrtSl niKht when ft coroner's jury waa sworn to lo^k into ttie ciroxiiristancoB surrounding the death of Mre. Holmes, one of the Winnipeg victims. Only a few witnesses ^ero called and after tho evidence was taken for one hour, adjournment wos made until Tuesday, November 24th. Tho outstanding feature of ths proceedings was tho failure to sliow definitely that Mrs. Holmes had purchased tho oil (supposed to have caused her 'ii>alh at the store of John Peterson, an important point. No direct evidence was odduocd to show that death was due to the explosion of oil. B. G. Affleck oppear-ed for tho Winnipeg Oil Co., and E. E. Sharp for tho Imperial Oil Co. COMPLAIN OP CAR SHORTAGE Southern Towns Toll of Trouble to Get Cars to Handle the Grain and Cattle NEW ORANGE PARTY Issue Protestantism to Be Made Live in Australian Politics Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 14.- Representative Orangemen all over the Commonwealth are arranging for the formation of an Independent Protestant party, as a new factor in federal politics. In this way, it is believed, and in ihis way only. Protest;^ antisni can become a real force in national affairs. The new party will be launched with a greot demonstration at Sydney. According to suggestions now being made, the platform of the new party will be radical, including probably such items as old age pensions, graduated land tax, citiiens' defence force, an Australian navy, preferential voting, "white Australia," preferential trade within the Empire, a policy of non-interference with Irish questions and maintenance of the Protestant succession. HIGH-CLASS CONFECTIONERY "BUDD" REED Suocestor to G. W. H. Keed Phone 211 ' Everything good to eat at CHOW SAM'S CAFE Only high-class materials used Chow Sam Co. McKeivif & McGuire's Old Stand SHORT ORDERS AT AU HOURS (Calgary Albertan.) The Calgary Board of Trade nre receiving a number of complaints from liifforeiit parts of Southern Alberta about the car shortage. Yesterday a letter came from Cowley. The writer complained thai a genlleman there had applied for cars to ship cattle to Calgary on October 23, and had not received any cars until November 14. The Cowley man think.i that if the C.P.R, would put their money into into getting equipment and rolling stock instead of building roads in United States, everything would be much better. From Granum comes the report that 800,000 bushels are ready, that 100,000 have been shipped, 150,000 at the elevator, and 220 nomea on the book for shipment. STANDARD BANK TO ABSORB WESTERN Toronto, Nov. 19.--It is announced that tlie Standard Bank of Canada is about to absorb the Western Bank of Ouuuda, with lieadquorters at Osha-ivH. Tlie authorized capital ia $1,000,-UUii bui of this only $566,000 has been iuhscribed. It has a rest account of ?iyuO,000. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER ON WITNESS STAND SOME OF MARK TWAIN'S STORIES Mark Twain's Uuniorous lulvlco to Monui burglars wlio Ijroko into his liouso the r)t)ier day proves Hint lie has tlie liicuU.v ot (ImlinK liiiiiior in tlie niOKl tnicxpecteifT of pliu'cs. 'I'liu followliiK inoiili'nt .shows how Htronn-ly Is tho Joker's instinct IngrnlniMl in him. A friend oneo took him to see a very beautiful and valuabln piece of sculpture. It roprescnled a yotwig woman coHinn uj) lier Imlr, uiul tlie workmanship was sneli Hint tlie owner's otlier eoniimnioiis stood oijon-mouthed In admiration. "Well," said tho host, turning to Mark Twain for his verdict, "What do you think of it? Grand, isn't it?" "Yes, It's very J Iiretty," said Atark, "ljut it's not true to nature." "Why not?" inquired overj'oiie In surprise. "She ought to have her mouth full of hairpins," replied the humorist gravely. - Dill you ever try-r^ THE BOSTON LUNCH For a tusty meal served on tho shortest notice. LuncKes Put Up For Outing Parties I The Boston loncli i; ;; NEXT TO ARUNGTON HOTEL BARONESS ROAD Accounts must be PAID before the 15tii of each month A. L. Roy Wholesale Liquor Merchant Pbone 50 P.O. Box 87 Now York, Nov. 20.-John D. llock Cfcllcr was again on tho witness stand' when tho hearing pf tho Standard Oil Company resumed today. Mi. Kellogg said that tho cross-examination woidd not bo conflned to tho period from 1862 to 188a but would cover also subsoquont developments which were connected directly with thoso of tho period described by Mr. Rockefol-for. "You have boon prosperous since tho beginning?" asked Mr. KeUog. "Yes." "Do you consider a business hazardous that upon an original investment of ?67,000,000 paid tlividends amounting to $591,000,000 and had left a surplus of $300,000,000?" "I do not consider tho amount of money dotemMnes whether th> liusi-ness is hazardous or not." said Mr. Rockefeller. Ho was then asked about tho trust agreement of 1882, and whether tho trust certificates did not show a value of $70,X)00,000 and that the stocks held under tho agreement were to tho value of $55,710,698. Mr. Rockcfelh-r said he beliovctl those figures were correct. 3\Ir. Kcllog theri asked whether the stock certificates issued' thereaiter were lor stock dividends or for additional properties acquired, but John O .Milburn of Mi-. Rockefeller's couitsol objected on tho grouod tlt-f til is was jiot within the scope of Mr. Rockefeller's direct testimony. :Mr. Rockefeller replied, "Suppose so." After Millburn had again objected Mr. Rockefeller said that tho stock di vidend of$ 15.000,000 was paid in 1880 and that the stock of the company was then $98,328,000. "Then up to the present time there has been issued $13,130,000 lor cash or property?" asked Mr. Kellogg. "I cannot tell." "Well it would make the total value of cash and property turned on the exclusive of money earned and turn ed back into property." Mr. Rockefeller said ho did not quite comprehend tho increase of $13, 000,000 and Mr. Kellogg discussed the lino inquiry. Ho then asked'. The record shows that up to 1906 tho net earnings of tho company were $551,922,904. What was tho dividend in 1907?" "I should say about 40 per cent." "That Was about $39,000,000?" "That would bo a million in favor of tho pool old Standard." said Mr. Rockefeller. Ho added' that tho let earnings for 1907 woro approximately $8,000,000. Mr. KoUogg asked if ho considorsd tho business risky on such a showing. Mr, Rockefeller said the showing of profits did not dotcrmlno tho risk. 3Ir. Rockefeller said another risk was the peculiar consti-ucbion of tho rcOning machinery which could bo used for no other purpose. One c�uld never tell when ho would awake and find tho crude oil supply exhausted Mr. Kellogg then asked Mr. Rocko feller about tho Standard Oil Com pany agreement with tho ronnsylva nia in 1887 in which tho Penn sylvnnia agreed to pay back ten per cent, of freight rales wlxich the Stan diird paid. Tho witnuss said thi aKreenicnt followed tho rato war between tho northern and southern lines and tliat there was an agree ment whereby ho was to equalize tho amount of freight (listributed by dif-.eront roads. Indeed, the author of "A Tramp Abroad" wa.j a wit even before ho left the nursery, and he was a continual source of amusement to his parents and their friends. One morning his father led him into tho garden and pointing to a bed of (lowers that had a considerable number of weeds in it, said: "I want you to weed out this flower bed." The future author examined the bed in silence for a moment, and the more he looked' tho bigger it seemed to grow. It appeared that ho had never seen so many weeds in his life before. Turning to his parent bo innocently inquired: "Wouldn't it be better, father, to (lower out the weed bed?" One day Mark was in a billiard saloon when a particularly unprepossessing-looking man approached him and asked him to play a game. Tho humorist consented, and they began in earnest. "I'll be perfectly fair with you," said the stranger. "I'll play you le/t-handed." "I felt hurt" says Mark Twain, "for ho was crosseyed, freckled and had rod hnir, so I determined to teach him a lesson for his audacity. Ife won firsr shot and ran clean out, taking my half dollar, and all I got was the opportunity to chalk my cue." The wonderful i)hiy of his opponent .so astonished .Murk that he exclaimed: "By .love, if you can plav like that with your left hand I'd like to .see you piny with your right." "I cnn't," replied the stranger, ns hi! sidlerl out of the room, "you see I'm Icft-hiindod." An empty stomach won't be satisfied with petting or playthings. But tears give way to sweet content when Mooney's Biscuits appear. They are always so fresh and crisp-so delicious and satisfying- that young an4 old alike enjoy them. When you order Biscuits, insist on having Mooney's Perfection Cream Sodas. THE MOONEY BISCUIT &. CANDY CO. LIMITED,' Stratford, Hamilton, Ottawa, Sydney, Winnipef^, Calgary, Vancouver. 114 THE BEET-SUGAR FACTORY AT RAYMOND LUMP SALT for CATTLE Any quantity, Prices right. Highest cnsh prices paid tor HIDES AND FURS A. CARRUTHERS CO. LTD. FORD STREET, NEAR THE MILLS P. O. Box 608 Phone 260 AUhoHgh^he is a Bohemian of Bo-heinianH, llnrk Twain has a great capacity for business, and a short time ago he was tolling a lirothcr writer ill his own inimitable way, tho secret of his financial success. "My earliest difliculties taught mo some thrift," said Mark, "but I never Incw whether it was wi.ser to sjicnd my last cent for a cigar fo smoke or for on apple to devour." "1 am jistoni.shed," observed his friend, "that a person with little decision should have met with so much worldly success." Slark Twain nodded his hend gravely. "Indecision about spending money," ho �aid, "is worthy of cultivation. When couldn't decide what to buy with niy la.st cent, I kept it, nud so become rich." The humorist relates a reinarluvble experience thai once befell him in .Vustralia, which, he snys, (loterniin-ed him to never again judge by appearances. He had just landed at an .Vustrnlian port, and to his chagrin there was no porter in sight to i carry his lugi^nge. Seeing a rough-! looking, badlydre.ssod old fellow lean ' ing idly against a post with his hands in his pockets the author beckoned' to him ;ind said: "See ho!e, if you'll'carrj' these bags up to the hotel I'll give you half a dollar." Tho man scowled darkly, and, taking' throe or four golden sovereigns from his pocket, he deliberately throw them into the .sea, scowled at ^fnrk Twain again, and walked away without a word. Working Night and Day Now Creating the Product Of the Raymond District Into Sugur For the Comsumption Of Western Canadians Raymond, Nov. 19.-To visit the Knight Sugar compauy'.s factory at Raymond and see tho huge liopper I'nting elcnn b.^ot.s in enormous quantities and the pure white sugar biunp sacked at tlie other end of tlii> yield was a pood one. Under pro- dred and tliirty thousand to one liun-ihtd and forty Ihou.sand pounds of Bugir poi day are turned out. In doing this 100 tons of slack is consumed. 'I")ie beeta are emptied into long sleds from which they are carried in- a short tiiut' it is again pumped into the sulphur tank.s and then it passes into the builiiig l)nn where all the water is evaporated and the sugar is grniuod. P'roni the jian it drops into the ci-ntrifuguls where under 1,100 ri'Vdlntioii.s per second, throws July. This when manufactin-ed into graimlatcd .sugar, which by the way, is the only kind made at-the factory, was r. little off color. In a later ahip-nuMit, however, this objection was completely overcome and a very high grade article turned out. A slight error in the treatment of the MONTANA MAN ARRESTED 'largod With Theft of Big Sum of Money Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 18.-After a search wtiich la.sted four years through the United States, eastern Canada and Mexico, Provincial Constable Smith arrested Ilivam 0. CamphelJ on a chargi^ of grand larceny alleged to have been committed at Columbia Falls, Montana. Campbell has been living qujetly in South Vancouver for the past two years, his wife being with him. The erimcf Camiibell is accused of committing was tho theft of approximately .f 10,000 from a lumber company of � Columbia Falls, of which he jvas an ofTicial. During his residence in Vancouver, Campbell is reported to ha.ve made considerable money in speeuialion and he is said to have intei)i'sted liimself in a local manufacturihg t�liiblishment through the acquisition of stock in tiie business. of the fact th;tt the sugar industry in .S'lutlievi .Mb rta eount.s for some-tlii.'ig. Undoubtedly few out.-side of tlie immediate vicinity realize what a large eKtaljlislimenl this factory is. It is intero.^ting indeed to .see the processes by whieli beet juice is changed into a pure wliite.substance rendy fo- your eoffr-movc'd. This iiroces.s of earbonation and (iltering is repeated after which the juice is pumped into large tanks am! treati'd with sulphur dioxide pas. From here it passes into the H'vaporators. After remaining here off all the hy-product and leaves a beautiful whiti- crystal in the centre of tlic machine. Tlus sub.stance i.s tlieii .l.-vat.-l into the dryers and after pa.s.-?ing through two long revolving oylincirical dryers it is dropped into a bin and sacked. The whole- operation from tho lime the beets enter the factory until the sugar is ir, tln> sack occupies about fifteen hours. -V sample of the output of this factory wn.�- .sent to Ottawa where it was tested and found to bt 99.7 per cent pure. Nearly nil demand of course, is much in excess of the sujiply. Within the lust few months the company has import.-cl 2.000,000 lbs. of raw-sugar, the highest grade, from Germany. Thi.s is treated to exactly the �same process as the beet juice. The raw sugar was di'tected and the flaw corrected. The labor question is a Sin'ious one ia connection with the sugar industry as it is difficult to get suflicient labor to harvest the crop. However, although the farmers are. making money easier out of wheat they see in raising beets an opportunity to give their children work. Hoys and girls can earn from $lS->0 lo .$2.50 per day in the beet field. On a ton aero patch results figure jut something like this: Vield should go 15 tons per acre, which at .$0 per ton bring--..........-.. ... Kxpense iu cultivating, and liarvcKtiiig, jier A. ... $750.00 300.00 NKT PROFIT, resulting., while all tho work was done family. Next year the company expects ,llr,Ht eonsifrnnifiit wap roceiveH rn | raise 2,000 acres of beets. $450.00 by tho to COMEDY OFJWO SULTANS Projected Sale of Two Hundred Wives in Imperial Harem of FAIL TO ROUND UP BISON. MisBOula, Mont., Nov. 17.-Failure las attended the efforts on the Flathead reservation at Ravelli to round ip the 250 bison purchased by the �Cnnadinn Governihont for the Na-ionnl park in Alberta. The corral iroved too largo for successful lond-ag on ears. Cold weather and the dangers of liliipriient will now suspend any further attempt. London, Nov. 10.-A droll report laa readied Cusa IJhinca from Fez, *ays the conespondent of the Daily I'elegraiilir .stating that Mulai Hafid !\as manifested a desire to enter into iiossessioii of the. harem of Abdul Aziz. It sliould be noted tliat in Moslem States the harem is regarded as a murk of soveiignty rather than as I he private and personal property of the Sultan. Still mori! comical, however, is the .issertion of persons who enjoy intimate namely. friendship who of Abdul the Aziz- Ihat the ex-Sultan is quite willing to fall in willi the wishes Ills brother. It must not for a moment be supposi-d that, in his compliant attitude, .\bilul Aziz wishe.-* to please Mulai Hafid; he wouhl be williup to make the concession for linaiiciiil rather than for friendly reasons. For it must be confessed, with the modest resources now at his disposal, .\bdiil .\ziz finds it a- very diflicnlt matter to maintain tin; large number of women who form the Siiltaiiic hari-m. He has, indeed, already been thinki'ig of selling a large number of the fair ei'eatures-Ciicas.siiins who were sent to him by a French Je.w of Tangier, who enjoyed the title of Provider by Sheerefuiu Warrant to the Imperial Hurem. Tiicse Circassians are women of great beauty and immense valuo, bfcause Abduf Aziz was a better connoisseur of that class of "merolui niiise" than he wa.s of pianos and motor-cars. H Mulai Hatid should desire to pos-sefis tlie inip.-rial l^areni, Abdul Aziz, it is nmli'i-stuod, would gladly hand it over to him, tiie transaction being, of course, eoiiducted on a cash basis, and it is evi-n stated that a bargain is now being struck. At tin- present moment more than two hunfht-