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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta e Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1909. NO. 292. POWER PLA IS FLOODED OUT Winnipeg In Street Cars Out Of Commission Winnipeg, Nov. the Hooding of the hydraulic power plant of the Winnipeg Electric Street Rail- way. Company at Lac Du Bonnet ear- ly last evening, the electric power service for the entire city of Winni- peg and was put out of com- mission. The street cars remained at a standstill till almost 8 o'clock this morning while citizens living far of SWAMPED WELCH Splendid Endorsation For Minister Of Agriculture Olds, Alta., Nov. bye-elec- tion at Olds constituency today re- sulted in a clean sweep for Duncan j, Marshall, Minister of Agriculture, j CHINESE WAR FEARED who polled about ten times his op- j IN PORTLAND ponent's vote. The vote in the coun- L 'a communication which has been re- try was not out in full force on ac- count o-fe-the certainty of the result but when all the polls are heard from Mr. Marshall's total vote will prob- and near had to walk home from bus- gift. Of the police force at the police ably bo larger than the general elec- incss and thousands living in the su- nation last night, as a token of 'i esteem in which he was his brotiier officers and their regret a? his leaving the force. The gife presented by the chief with a few words betitcing the nresenta- tion. burbs and environs who could not af- c !C ford an expensive conveyance to take them home, were compelled to regis- 'ter at the hotel for the night- An hour after the accident the company's plant on Assiniboine Ave., was part- fly in operation, furnishing light to a small portion, except where gas ser- f rice obtained, was left to the lamp candle, or darkness. It was I iust when the great army of employ- fees of shop, store and factory were 1-preparing for their car ride home' fshortly before five o'clock, that out fat Lac Du Bonnet it is presumed a ipbig flume head gave way and with a ?ir-oar and plunge the great volume of fjwater that should have turned wheel to furnish the car pow- now flooded the power house. In t brief minute the machinery was out jywf commission, the water gates are; jfoperated from the engines within the but these engines are now ARBITRATION NOT tion, while Welch's total will not like ly reach 100 votes. In the town of Olds, 227 votes were polled, as ag- ainst in the genera! election. Both Olds and Bowden gave Marshall f _. celved from a Chinese company hy Major Joseph Simon of this cit'y. it would appear that this company r'jurs an outbreak of Tong warfare to occur in this city as a result of the roc -it fight which had occurred in San Fran- cisco. The letter notifies the mayor tint there has been an- Influx of" batch-.4 men to this city and asks that" the Chinese gambling houses be closed. the interference being that it is one FORECAST ELECT! IN B.C. Chances Seem To Favor Premier Me Bride New Japanese Ambassador to United States Calgary, Nov. Vancouver Province, which is supporting 'the j McBride Government, and the Van-j GUILTY OF TRYING couver World, which is opposing the i government, have given the following independent forecast of the general election which takes place tomorrow, j RACK DEATH OF HENRY A Prominent Pioneer Found Dead In the Snow TO ESCAPE CUSTODY John Red, the prisoner at the bar- time attempted while to escape riding on Frank. Alta., Nov. pass through the perils of the civil war of the United States and to spend toe whole of the rest of his life, nearly forty years, on the last frontier of Canada, during which he faced as ma- a ny or more perils than during his There is a difference in this but even [load of appeared before Judge! days of soldiering and in the end to the Liberal is not very sanguine of j Winter yesterday afternoon at the iall on his face in the snow and die Liberal success. Thc Liberal forecast is: There one thing certain and that is the Conservatives of this province are is District. Court to answer for the- at- tempted escape from custody. The from the effects of an organic heart affection and exposure, was the fate almost a solid x-ote and in eight coun these places that it is feared that try polls Welch received no votes. rhe start. With thirteen polls to hear from Mar J shall has 562 and Welch 69. i INJUNCTION fi cat ion Charges On G.T.P. proceedings in reference to the char- anQ acc as commg into the j chairman of the board, another as Court, fierless and it is impossible to stop rush of water fplant. There was no chance to stop fit until the head gate was closed. fThis gate is 14 feet in diameter. Im- Irnediatclv following the news of the TT v- Railway and thc events leading up to City Engineer H. N. Rut- y ftan put in operation the city's re- plant on. McPhillips Street, OF SPOKANE CIVIC COMMISSIONERS Spokane, Nov. thousand dollars a year until the population of the city shall have reached 150.000 after which each of the five commis- sioners is to receive 57.500 yearly, is the salary recommendation of Mayor Pratt's special committee in j reporting upon a new charter for Spokane. The commissioners are to to elected at large for these depart- ments: Public safety, public works, _________ public affairs, public utilities 'and fi- j nance. It is also recommended that Ottawa, Nov. voluminous the park commission be continued, return of over two hundred pages, also that a civil service commission be created. One of the members shall be designated as mayor and act as charge of a Mounted Policeman on a amazed at the strength that has been j C0al waggon that he was in lawful developed by the Opposition in the j custody. Piegan Indians Tried To Stop Sale Of Reserve Lands ges of over-classification, consequent; vice chairman, but every resolution undue expenditures in connection with1'or ordinance must be signed by the the construction of districts B. F. j of the National Transcontinental acting mayor or two members of the board. All ordinance legisla- tion shall be by ordinance, effective j 10 days after adoption, unless other- the resignation of ex chief engineer wise specified, but franchises cannot Lumsden. was tabled in the Commons j become operative until 30 days after which furnishes horse power for lighting the city' building and horse power for the water works, giving the fire department an emer- -gency source. The reservoir of six million gallons capacity and a pump is in continuous operation. At 7.30 Manager Phillips of the street rail-, way. left for Lac Du Bonnet by spe- cial train to personally superintend the work of closing the water gate! and restoring the plant to working .order. He said, "This is an unfor- tunate affair much to 'be regretted, of course, entirely unforseen and, accidental. It will be a diffi-j feult matter to remedy the defect and j l cannot at this time say how long the cars will be out of commission.; lie and it takes days to restore it. Meanwhile the steam plant -will be set in operation and worked to full capacity. this afternoon. The papers cover the is their passage. After the commission _ i is created, and beginning in 1012 two whole history ot the eiiorts to secure nienjbers shall at theW an arbitration of the classifications oral election and three alternately at in dispute- from thc time the first i biennial elections. changes wen- made before the Grand j Trunk Pacific in October, of J.007, un- i til last week, when an order from Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, Chief Justice! of Supreme Court, acting under the moored Macleod, Alta., Nov. Jus tice Sifton of the Alberta Supreme refused here yesterday to grant an injunction applied for by Big Swan and other Peigan Indians against the advertised sale by public auction today at Pincher Creek of a present election. It; is conceded bv them that the next House will be the most evenly matched since the days of the coalition government. It now stands 27 Conservatives and 15 Op- position. If McBride is returned he will only have two of a majority. Sir Charles Tupper's deflection has done the par- ty the. utmost harm and has lost the government several seats in thc inter- ior. The big cities should break the Conservative support. Vancouver is i expected to return three Liberals out j of five seats and Victoria two out of i i four, Oliver and Morley in the latter j and Wade, MacDonald and Senkler in j the former. j This is about how the political pro- phets of both sides have thc contest sized up, but the Liberals have not He sent back to jail to figure out what lawful custody meant. tonce to be given later. EY MINE MAY BLOW UP Entombed Miners Believed To Be Alive In Imminent Danger Cherry, 111., Nov. pocket of yet conceded that McBride will not hiShl-v explosive; gas, toward which j the fire is slowly creeping may ex- j be turned from power. Conservative Forecast The Conservative forecast is: ot l'he Plonet'rs of Southern Alberta. The body of the well known old timer was found lying by the side of the railroad track near the Maple j Leaf mine Saturday evening. He had come to Frank in the morning j from his camp where he was pros- J pecting, west of Coleman and from here he had gone to Passburg. Leav- ing there at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon he had started., to walk back to Frank. When the westhound j local passed the Maple Leaf about 5 (o'clock the conductor of the train saw the man lying in the snow at the side of the track but did not stop the train to' investigate. On reaching Frank he reported the fact and Cor- i poral Stewart of the Mounted Police requisitioned the. services of a yard 1 crew and engine went to the scene. found the body lying face down- j ward in the snow. Life apparently was extinct but yet warm. The ken aboard the brought to Frank. the body was body was caboose and Dr. G. H. That portion of the Peigan Indian reserve. The premier McBride and his. .governmcnt plode any moment and destroy thc. >T 1st. Paul mine, where 150 entombed Malcolmson summoned, pronouno miners may still be alive. It is this I ed man dead' An of v danger which has kept those4n charge! bod> failed to dlsclose -lle-cd that the vote in fa sustamed a malontr 1, Junes and as known that Mr. tnat the vote in ta- j than ever is the expectation of WITH GOLD. TO SEA for of the sale 'had been procured by fraud and that a majority of the In- dians of the band were opposed to it. The Indians were represented by C. i C. McCaul, K.C., of, Edmonton, and i i Colin MacLeod of Macleod. The In- dians' attorneys will post bills warn- the men who are fairly independent judg- es of the political situation. In Vancouver and Victoria the solid live and four are respectively certain beyond all doubts. Some bets are being made by Con- servatives that Rod Mackenzie will in the met terms of the government's original j above the city broke from its fasten- acreement with the G-.T.P., early today and sailed away on wood Schriebe.r was appointed to act tilc floocL A that it was- one as third arbitrator with Chief _, _ gmeer Kcllihcr ot the G.T.P. En- flnehous boat ,ri ft M. aie Iocilted above the city and that JUDGE SENTENCES INDIANS Sentence was given by Judge Win- ter at the Dst. Court yesterday after- Soon in the cases of Nelson Horns ind Shot Down, the Indians convicted 31 horse stealing was given this af- ternoon. Nelson Horns was given a year's imprisonment in the barracks with iard labor and Shot Down was sen- tenced to two years in tho and jit contained a number of women and Chief Engineer Gordon Grant of the j children, resulted in the fire boat. National Transcontinental Commis-1 F- Williams, being hurriedly sion to resume the arbitration pro-! It0was. Iocated and its !sole occupant, a Russian, was remov- ceedmgs begun last May with Mr. ed from it. The Russian had in Lumsden acting instead of Mr. Grant, gold concealed on board and in his and abruptly terminated but the res-! forgot it and it went on ignation of the former, after strenu- j With the Shortly i HIterwards the scow struck a iani of ous objection had been taken by the j iogs which yesterday had lodged by the resident engineers i against one of the old Madison bridge I and abruptly terminated by the and tore one of the rafts loose. i and inadequate way in which the in- iThe Iog raft- which was' worth sev- tion of the road where over-classifica- i onward tion was charged. j So far as is -disclosed in the papers brought down, honors at present lies with the commission and under the circumstances disclosed, no other. course was open to them than to de-! Many Without Tags rlare That the first above arbitration Get lnto Trouble Spokane, ing intending purchasers of thc lands John'Olivier m thc latter-s that proceedings wil! be taken to_setjhomc dding Q[ but lhat ig un_ likely, for Oliver is very strong am- ongst farm people, and as leader of peered that the lands win bring j Opposition has made really a fine rix-er just aside any patent which may be grant- ed on the ground of fraud. It is ex- of the rescue work from sending large rescue party into the mine. The fact that the whole mine, 'including upper workings, might ne blown to pieces at any moment, has been se- cretly guarded for forty-eight hours, and explains the delays in the rescue work. If there is any one in the third level, and hundred of miners de- clare that many of the 150 men who were working in the pit undoubtedly fled to the third level when cut off escape by flames, there is little was afflicted wjth heart ble it was concluded that was, the. cause of death, aided, possibly, by an acre. The Chief Justice refused to grant the injunction on the ground i campaign. Oliver, Wade and Duncan Ross last j chance now for their lives. Hill, uw that although directed against the ni ht wcrfi the chief spcakcrs at a acting manager of the St. Paul mine arrivi CfVrAt'.O rf -fVir> _l, t rt secretary for Indian anairs, the agent and the auctioneer, the Crown was an interested party in the case which must be dealt with by the Exchequer Court at Ottawa. POLICE Will MINER FELL DOWN A CHUTE Was Killed In Mine At Pass- burg-Wiil Hold An imminent danger of I the exposure of lying in the snow at i zero temperature. j Coroner F. M. Pinkney summoned 'a jury and adjourned the inquest which will be held at a time conven- j ient to Attorney T. B. Martin, as j the representative of the C.P.R. j Henry Kountz was one of perhaps i half a dozen still living of a party of [argonauts who were the first wiite men to come to Southern Alberta. who was appointed I witv n1 rt _ i Ulin otners he came from California, unorganized North- in 1871. He lived great Liberal meeting in the opera on Monday night says tfiat Jhere is j Wegt fcrritories house in Vancouver. Wade is being touted as the coming Opposition lead the mine being j thc ]ifc Qf a and prospector ido .1 er if he happened to be elected, but dors not that there is anyone participated in many Oliver showed up head and shoulders i alive in "jiftv. The other experts j iences which over his rival for the leadership and tht: is made or thci of the the Liberals at last night's meeting, j bodi'cs of tbe missing miners arc found, He Was OM Qf Liberals appear likely to get two aml brought to the surface the ques-.j the first to discover seats on Vancouver Island, Esquimalt and Alberni, but that they 'have more I than ten in the next I appear probable. tion of whether there are men alive wealth" v_ uealth of Southern Alberta and house doesn't j in the mine will not be definitely set- tled. No one is being sent- into the long as thirty years ago prospected and opened up coal seams at various The judge explained in the case if Nelson Horns that if it had not been for his connection with the Mounted Police and being such a justed officer the sentence would ijive been much less as the taking >f a horse from a relative did not Appear under the circumstances a serious matter. was improper, illegal, insufficient and pemten- superficial, and that a second invesHstate of Washington from owners of tigatior. should be made. automobiles operating without num- BUILDING PERMITS j bers or with numbers which have not yet been paid for, will be swell- Frank, Alta., Nov. The following huiiding permits to in fines if. the a miner in the. employ of thc issued this and constabulary Thos. McXabb, a residence on I- Ho well secretary of state. is followed up. The procuring of a siate license is a matter of while the penalty for non-compliance with PENITENTIARY FOR CALGARY Sbvernment Will Take Steps to Pro- vide Accommodation for Prisoners Calgary, government ully recognizes the fact that more ail accommodation should be provid- d for Calgary and district and will. n thc near future begin the erection >f a penitentiary of sufficient capac-; ty to serve the needs of the district' or some years to come. morning. McXabb, Honipas St.. at a cost of and tne Lethbridge Painting and Decorat- ing Company, a paint shop on Railway street at a cost of Edward J. Faunch will erect M dwelling in the Alexandra Addition at .1 cost Of SSOO. SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL The members of the Knox Church congregation and their friends were, royally entertained last night in the basement of the church. A most enjoyable programme of song and music was given served at the conclusion. Songs were given by Mrs. Johnson. Mr. Smyth and Mr. and Mrs. Folger. a violin solo by Mr. Lay ton and readings by Mr. Smyth. T. S. Mo vKenzie acted as chairman. The method of securing ;i partner WH.S unique and provided considerable i uw jrtxiiilC) cl o i mine ior tne rescue work because of 4.1. t r j T. Places along the eastern slope of the i the existence of the gas-filled cham- -Dm.L.lW K, p Rockies, but somehow, as so fre- her. Last night three men who pen- etrated to the third level, came back with the word that they believed that many of the miners were in the last level living behind brattices where and refreshments j they had thrown them up. Survivors Are Dying Rockies, but somehow, happens with the the discoverer, he ny great extent from his But he was optimistic on, confident that he would ay uncover a fortune in the trea vaults of Alberta's mountains. and one sure The death today of one of the sur- j He. frequently told of discoveries he vivors brought to tlu- surface last: had made, which, if they were acces- Saturday reduced thc total number; sihle to transportation, would insure of those .saved of 3.10 lost in the. dis-jhim great, wealth and among others, aster to nineteen. Almost all of the: he confidently believed he knew of im- the law is a fine of to say down a chute. amusement. Each gentleman was j forty-two bodies taken out yesterdav mense deposits of both asbestos and In one instance fin: mica, which, when transportation fa- tunnel temporarily i cili ties rendered them accessible were identified. broke out in a Lcitch Collieries at its Passburg mine, met a violent death in an acci- dent in the mine yesterday afternoon With his These'were road and answered "during j cl'tting off the escape of twenty-five, would bring him the stake he so long ing of court costs. Secretary of State j partner, Dhey was working at the programme. Howel! has requested the bluecoats i facu when in some unaccountable man i fell into thc chute. Thc part-! MAY CFT OFF SUPPLY furnished witJi a numbered conun- drum and each lady with the corres- ponding number had the answer. HEAVY DOCKET AT MACLEOD to keep a close watch for offenders j r ;and arrest and prosecute all owners! 1 I ner gave a warning at once and assist of machines who are using old tags 6 ance came quicklv but when the un- or driving without numbers. The po- A fortunate miner was reached and ta- nccmen say it is no small matter to f A v ken out, it was found he was dead _ remember ah the numbers in a Ustu hjs injuries An t win bfi covering from 20 to 25 closely tomorrow. i written pages, and, as no arrests made OF j mm who had ventured -100 feet from bad sought. the hoisting shaft. The smell of j Tin- aged prospector's last "big i smoke gave the warning above and i as he considered it, was a lead OWEN SOUND MENi lhe rescuers were reached and-brought; traversing a high ridge just west of have been made so far, it is likely i that other means will be adopted to Macleod, Nov. sittings of' force thc autoists to take out licen- the Supreme Court opened here this ses. In the meantime the ioy-riders JOURNALIST DIES IN CALGARY The above statement was made by morning before Uhe Hon. Chief Justice land owners without numbers are lay- 'ranier Rutherford atten- Sifton. i-ng iack, happy in the belief they ion was called to thc fact that five The criminal list is a fairly large j have bested the state department. f the six prisoners sentenced in the one, there being 21 cases down for' olice court to serve terms in thc trial. The most serious is one of (SIR THOMAS TALKS OF HIS CHALLENGE the Sir arracks by Col. Walker, were refus- murder against John Kylezychi, a d admittance by Supt. Deane owing miner of Frank, who is accused of' Queen stown, Nov. When o lack of room. stabbing a fellow miner named Angus .arrived this, moi'Ilin3 The proposed new penitentiary will Ruis ,ast July, the quarrel original, e used terra convicts, that ing over a game of rards. This case (says he will build two boats, prisoners sentenced for two years will be tried tomorrow I Fife thfi principal designer. The Sham r less, as it is the duty of the fed- There no less than seven rasas i rock lv: win be footer with cal authorities to look after con- against Indians for horse stealing. icts sentenced for over two years. The case of Rex vs. Miller was} the conditions of the universal '-nlo, .t present the prisoners are kept in tried this aftomoon. The accused, ajand the challenge will be sent in he mounted police guard room where colored man, was convicted on three next- here is only proper accommodation charges of perjury, when giving evi- >r sixty prisoners, though as high as dencc on his own behalf in a "liquor Calgary, Nov. J. Grigg, of the editorial staff of the Calgary Her- ald, died at his residence on 17th Avenue yesterday morning after an illness which had lasted some years. He had been in Calgary three years, having first worked with the News. Ho was n. graduate of jVIcMaster Uni- versity. 0 to 90 have been kept in the tpar- to Indians" case, sentence being re- served. Sir Thomas has the tacit assurance that a challenge will be accepted. His challenge will be for the largest type under the rules of the stars stripes. RACE GOES MERRILY ON The great Herald prize con- test is causing much excitement and the race goes merrily on. Tue candidates are piling up points and new names have been added to the list Names of contestants and number of votes will next be published tomorrow. Owen Sound, Nov. vote on local option will be taken in the vil- lage of Chatswortn, 10 miles from here, in January next. Chatsworth is the nearest licensed village to Owen Sound and, since the coming in to force, of the measure in Owen Sound, has been a favorite spot for an "out for a time." As a result1 there have been several drunken scenes I to safety by another rescue partv. Carbon dale where from the outcropp- ings he obtained small values in gold i and platinum. He was engagr-d in j sinking on that lead at the time of his death. While the results thus j far had not been very encouraging he j was firm in his belief that he would get good values at depth. i Mr. Kountz had as a prospecting partner, both many years ago and oi Hat, Nov. prop-j mor.c recent times, George Johnson, owners today ratified the bylaw j also a very old timer and JUr. John- MEDICINE HAT BY-LAW xious to put a stop to them by bring ing, the place under local option. The granting the Alberta Clay Products son was thc Corking partner in the village council has decided to submit Company a the by-law. There is only one hotel site for works and there. twelve thousand dollar lMt 1UndertaldnS' Mr' [now laid up with rheumatism at the a sas I camp and is himself in a condition of by an overwhelming majority, there'health that is more or less alarming NOMINATIONS FOR RAYMOND COUNCIL only twelve votes cast against ratepayers' meeting in Ray- j the proposition. The company pro- poses t to his friends. mond the following nominations were made ror the "ouncii: Kor Mayor, Geo. H. Bud' for Council, F. B. and huildings Holfson, A. F. McDwfTie, C. D. Fox. men the year around. Mayor Rivers had announced pro viously that he would not be in the field for another term. Councilman T. J. O'Rrifn was elected, year for a two year term and hence has another year to serve. Though fortune seemed knocking at large scale and door of so times Sma" r- hut ne was ncn in that after all he employ sixty j is worth more when the parting of The concrete j thc ways conies than -dollars, the af- foundations for thc buildings are al- j fectionatc regard and high esteem ot ready laid and the work is so far fellow. man- whom. none POS- vanced that thc company will be making brick to be used in the build- ings by next sessed this priceless treasure in fuller measure than Henry Kountz. To get to know the old man was to acquire (Continued on Pago 5.) ;