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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald LETHBRIDQE, ALBERT A, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, NO. 00. RAILWAY IS AT DIAMOND CITY WILL GET COOK'S RECORDS Copenhagen, Oct. sor Torp, the rector of the University here has received the following cablegram from Dr. Cook: "The press are cor- rect. My records will go to vou first." First Train Reached Itiat Point On Saturday Special to the Herald) Diamond City, Get! three years ol much the long look ed for eveut happened Saturday, Oct. 2nd, when che railroad duly arrived here at i p.m. Such ail event as this cannot go by without a general cele- bration and soou this will take place in regal style. Ou Oct. Uth the Dia- mond City railroad will publicly be opened by Mrs. Bulyea. Everyone expects a great time on the above date, there will undoubtedly be quite an inilux of visitors from all directions. Five cars of elevator material ar- rived on Monday, and further Opera- tions will be commenced right away. The foundations of the Baptist Church are now being put in and the the building of same will be rushed through. The hauling of grain into the "city" has made business, somewhat brisk, and will make it more BO as many of the farmers have still to haul in quite a large bushelage. Mr. J. Morello, "city is building his residence oa the lot north of his shop. The new boarding house being put up by Mr. G. Stefanich is nearly fin- ished, which will help to supply in- creased demands for good accommoda- tion. Dr. H. T. D'Arc arrived last Fri- day to take up residence here, and it is understood that custom has been good already. The Dr. is open to supply the surrounding country, which please note. The time is now ripe for the com- ing in of the go-ahead business men. The general-store profession is well represented, but there are openings in. every other laundry, also an addition- j al boarding house, etc. LENGTHEN VISIT.TO REGINA Regina, Sask., Oct. vice- regal party is prolonging their stay in Regina until Wednesday morning ;md a quiet day is being spent here. Eiiiiy this morning, His Excellency fjc-eompanied by Capt. Fyfe, A.D.C., Lord Lascelles, A.D.C., Col Perry, in.spoctor Church and Miss Braderick M'cm for a ride in the country and did not return until noon. The ride was taken with a view to getting a better idea of the.district around Ke- gina, and for the purpose of calling on some old friends of His Excellency near here. This afternoon the party will drive quietly through the city aud inspect some of the public build; ings. This morning most of the -la- des of the party spent quietly, at Government House. The special train leaves tomorrow for Winnipeg. LUCKY BANK CLERK Toronto, Out-, "Oct. Howard Merritt, a young ex-bank charged with presenting worthless cheques for. payment, at the Trader's Bank, was allowed to go on suspended sentence today. Hia came all the way Sas- an to look afn-r him and ap- reel in court. PLANT TO START DEC. 1. The city's new power plant will be In operation by December 1, if the onsulting engineers have their way bout it. At the council meeting laet ight Mr. Kensit, of the firm of mith, Kerry made a re- ort to the council on the matter. Mr. reported that although ifcy made estimates of delivery of ;is carffully as possible, there no reasonable probability of the ork being completely finished in me to assist with this winter's load hiclrmay be expected to be at its in December. In some the goods were ordered ahead the signing of the contracts but nn-otr hold contracts to quicker de- ;Very than the contract calls for. therefore recommended that it be better to concentrate atten- in getting the absolute neces- y portion of the plant at work in time. ter consulting Mr. Reid he con- red it best to drive the existing ips for the new Bellis set and to ying the lighting load tmly on the station. They are therefore aim- to get the Bellis set to work non- densing and without water piiri- coal conveyoT, etc., by Decem- 1st, They have brought special sure to bear on the contractors ;his end and have their written i rnise to complete by November COUNTRY ONEJ MASS OF SMOKE Terrible Forest Fires Raging In Country West Of Edmonton BAD PRAIRIE FIRES IN THE NORTH Much Damage Being Done In Stettler Country Edmonton, Oct. "The whole country along the Macleod, PembLna and Athabasca Rivers between here and the Yellowliead Pass is on fire." said Gorman K. Lust-on, of Banff, to a press representative this morn- ing. Mr.. Luxton reached Edmonton last night from Fort Assiniboine onj his return from u visit to Jasper Park. The trip from the Yellowhead to Fort "Assiniboine was made by Mr. down the Athabasca in position carries with it a sal- ary of per year. WHile Mr. Bennett lias not stated whether he will accept the position, it i? believ- ed" that he will, and as the position will be open on January 1st, it is likely that he will leave for the east about that time. Mr. Bennett has for a number of years been solicitor for the C. P. R. at Calgary, He has been actively j connected with the political affairs of this-province for some time and was elected to the provincial house on tht- Conservative ticket at the last provincial election. His acceptance of the position would necessitate resignation of hia seat iu the provincial house and a bye-eli-ction to fill the vacant seat would bec'.'ine necessary. X TORONTO BROKERAGE FIRM FAILS Toronto, Ont., Oct. Late last night u was understood that Wynit Co., wh-se fail- ure was announced showed aggregate liabilitu-s ..f about and that a-- si-is would not be large." A FINE FARM BRINGS BIG PRICE McCORMICK IS FREE In District Court Judge Winter Quashes Conviction The appeal case of Leonard J. Mc- Connick, sentenced to three months' imprisonment. ,not ago was con- before Judge Wanfrar last The conviction was quash- without, costs. Nelson Horns, the Indian f-d f'-r horse stealing last cd to be tried next session.' Thiinms ateo of horse stealing, elected to be tried spvdily, ilie "date to be fixed later. Court adjourned this morning lill xj Tuesday. The next session of the court will c' mruence the 2Sth ot this Mr. Wooitora Sells His Caraston FOR MAYOR OF SALT LAKE Salt. Lake, Oct. J. Mur- j doch has been nominated for mayoi j by tht- Republican.. city convention. Halifax, Oct. persons drowned in Minus Basin, N. S. to- i day by the upsetting of a sail boat.; Mr. and Mrs. Hobie Stivers clng to j the boat and drifted ashore after suf- j faring 'great hardships. The victims; were liobert Martin and wife, Percy j .Martin, aged 14, Hattie Martin, aged j 16 and Gertrude Stivers, aged 3. WILL INVESTIGATE DEATH Man.; Oct. bullet wounds inflicted during the recent strike of dock laborers at Fort William, John Hallworth, a (X ii.- constable died in the general lu-spital yesterday morning. His death will be investigated. MEMBERS OF CREW LEAVE COUNTRY New Developments In Train Wreck Near Rainy River "Forest reserves have been swept clear away and there is no grass to be seen. The country is wrap- ped in a pall of dense smoke and by night is lurid with the light of the tires. The houses of the settlers evorywhere throughout the country have been burned to the ground. Thousands of square miles of tim- ber land and prairie huve baen dev- astated. The fires all seem to have had their origin along the G. T. P. right of way and have been started. n id said, through carelessness." HON. MR. FOSTER'S LECTURE Announcement of Place of Lecture Will Be Made Tomorrow Since the Board or Education turn- ed down the request of the Canadian Club to hold the lecture of Hon. Geo. E. Foster 10, the auditorium ot the Central School an effort has been made to secure another building and it is likely the lecture will be--given in either the Sunday School room of Knox church or the jGaledonian. Hall. A definite announcement will be made tomorrow. Some members of the school board are endeavoring to make out that they granted the Canadian Club's re- quest passing a resolution offering the of the auditorium if an ad- fee was not charged, though they knew or should have known that the Canadian Club could not bring Mr. Foster here without considerable expense. It is understood charges have already been made for entertain- ments held in the auditorium. Earl Grey Lays Another Cornerstone Officiates At the Ceremony At Regina Great Crowd Present Grand Decorations N5W STORES IN NORTHWARD CAN TALK TO SEATTLE en Alberta and B.C. Phone Lines! Are Connected j E. Beattie, the well known nbrook druggist, and president of Kootenay Telephone Co. aid last night that the Alberta when connected with. his line Id give direct telephone connec- between thia province and Spo- ;i and Seattle as the East Koote- system was going to connect with [lephone line from Spokane al the 5. boundary. Alderman E. Adams will erect three stores with a frontage of feet on Westminster Koaei in the North Ward just north j 'if Mrs. Douglas' store. Westminster Koad is fast becom- insr a business centre. GRAN COUNCILLOR DEAD Pekin, Oct. Chin Tug, Councillor of China, died at 9.45 o'clock last night. BERNIER HAS ARRIVED Qeoec, Oct. Government steamdt Alrctic, with. apt. Berm-sr, j the Canadian explorer of norther re-, gions, on board, arrived here at Que- bec this morning and was met by a j Ipf men from alii parts of the Dominion. Regina, Oct. city entered, loyally and enthusiastically into the festivities connected with the c iraerstone laying ceremonies. The buildings of the city -were in keeping with the occasion. Citizens responded loyally to the request for y display oi flags and every build- ing boasted a flagstaff today. The city is adorned with the British .sign and there is a display of the Stars and Stripes' indicating that American cousins have joined in the celebration, but the British ensign Buildings, both pub- lic and private are tastily decorated with burning and thousands of elec- tric lights promiscuously strung along the store fronts will tonight light the city streets as they never bef ire were lighted. Down at thr sitf of the Parliament buildings the vcrnment had undertaken decora- Uons on a very elaborate scale. A mumphal arch was on the north, end .f Albert street bridge while the uev.-ly constructed fence along the is gaily decorated with white am] blue bunting. After fio ffiice is left, pules have been r.vci.-d and the lofty screamers .vhile a liberal supply bunting marks the whole course taken by the pro cession to the grounds. The build- i igs themselves were gaily decorat- i-ii with, buntiag, the central figure in :'ie sceue being a large Saskatchewan fiat of arms. .The Royal ensign :Lating from a long staff crowned whole. Promptly at 2.30r the and gubernatorial party .-.irivod. f Hi> Excellency was greeted with I'lusinir cheers from the gathering owd while the guard of honor pre- "arms while blowing ;he "Roy- .-.i Salute." At the same time the field battery i- nposed of guns from the Mount- Police Bu-rracks, boomed out their lute and the school" -children ren- 'd proper time to the stirring lines t Alexander Muir's famous song, -'The Maple Leaf." After the din i the cheering, the b-xrai of the -mis, the shrill blasts of the bugles, tjie mellow voices of the children id subsided, it was tting thnt the gravers should come. The task of invoking the Divine blessing upon the structure being crr-c'.etl, and upon all might dwell, upon S. Spencer Page, clerk f rho Legislative Assembly. Fol- wi'ig the invocation, Hon. W. R. iiherwell, Minister of Agriculture, provincial secretary in the JOT- nent of Saskatchewan, came for- word, and extended the greetings of i sands upon thousands oi happy, heal- Province to His Excellenly. j thy cultured and relined country Earl Grey's Speech j homes. Earl arey replied as'follows: "l! oi lhe oulPut oi consider myself exceptionally fortun- phenomenal, ate that the double privilege, reserv-! buskels Ol oi a11 Suru ed to the representatives of crop ten years Crown, of presiding over the official Juye year, aSo the year before birth of the two great sister provinc- iou receutj es of'Saskatchewan and Alberta and of laying the corner stones of their executive and legislative buildings, should have taken place within the your provincial rights 'total oi your grain crop reached millions. "Ladies and gentlenieu, when you consider that the largest, wheat out- term of my governor generalship. LUe UliiLed oae L -----I year uas been eight hundred million "Trm njcT.inptinn fit r.hnc distinction of being thus per- sonally connected with two provinces, each of which is more than twice as huge as the United Kingdom, and each of which is destined to bring to bushels that your province has in the early days of her youth harvested a crop equal to one-tenth of the total crop ever harvested in one year over the whole of the United States and that the seven miilion acres you have this year under cultivation, do not the British Crown a contribution of strength and glory, the amount of which no man can atJ oae_teflUl of d measure, as a distinction which your provinces waitiljg I the plough, you can form some esti- re" mate of the rich and prosperous fu- Rainy River, Oct. sensation uas been created here by the sudden disappearance of Engineer Pushie and Brakeman Smith of the extra freight 232, which collided with No. 97 Sat- urday night, killing two men. Fusliie aud Smith cannot he found and it is believed that they left the country immediately after the wreck. After an hour's deliberation this even inn; the coroner's jury returned a verdict that Thos. Woodcock, fireman and Louis Lockhart, brakeman of train 'J7, in a head-on collision near Buon- iag, on Saturday evening last, came to their death through the negligence and disobedience of orders on the part of the entire crew of Extra No. 232, except Fireman Sanderson. At the inquest before Coroner Mc- Critnmon, which lasted from noon till 9 p.m., eight witnesses were examin- ed including Conductor Murdock, Brakeman McDonald, and Fireman Sanderson, of Extra 232 and Con- ductor Shelton, of train 97, whose lireinan and head end brakeman were killed. The evidence showed that extra 232 took the side track at La- Seine, where the crew had orders to meet No. 97 and several extras. The entire train crew had been on duty about twenty-six hours and Con- ductor Murdock, thinking his train would remain there for several hours. to the Oct. 5. Tiij iavm oi T. 11. Uooiioru has been sold to L. .Rob- erts oi -Taoer (or LluU an acic. Tht larin- includes iuur huuureu u--rus aaa is, possibly Uic uiuai la Southern Alberta. The heavy yields aiiu excellent oi the ana grasses on tins iarm arc 1101 only here but all ui'ei Uit nice, u is iroiu Uus furui that iLc government get the greater part ot their publicity samples t'o; shipment 10 Winnipeg and the fairs of the Unit- ed States. Mr. Woolford has lishcd au. enviable reputation as He has not yet decided what he will do but izi all probability he will reside iu Cards ton. iTouably there is iiu uiurc suiiiaji; personality in agricultural circles IM. the Troviuce oi .Alberta 'Mr. Taouias Woolford of Cartiston, who has been a leading figure and promin- ent oiiiciai in liic organization and de- velopineiu oi Alberta Farmers' Association aud a OrOVeriuueni Lec- turer "in the institute meetings throughout the west. 1C should be noted that Mr. Wool- lord has reserved a quarter section just cast of the home where he in- tends to devote his time strictly to experimental work. Mr. Woolford1 sour political life is on-j His Excellency then referred and ly just beginning, your youthful pro- j acknowledged the increasing facilities vince justifies the expectation that! for education, and expressed his plea- time will unroll for your swelling po- j SUre for that and also for the mani- pulations a record of ever i rotation of patriotic national senti- service and usefulness AO Canada aid menc, both here and at Edmonton, to the Empire. The expanding figures The Attorney General then read a showing the rapid increase in jour j list of the contents oi the box to be population, of your railways, of your j placed ia the cavity and Hon. J grain output and of the custom and j Calder, Minister of Education aLd j inland revenue collected within your j Provincial Treasurer placed the box limits, must be. to you at once a in position. The school children were source of congratulation and of hope.; at this stage again introduced into I "They are not only a proof of your the ceremony, singing, "The HOIOL-J vigorous growth, but an indication of; Land." His Honor the Lieut.-Gov- your future strength. ernor handed to His Excellency 'the "A favoring providence has blessed: Governor General a beautiful worked you with no niggardly hand. You silver trowel aad the actual ceremony could not have ordered seasons better oi laying the stouc was performed, adapted for the production of such j His Excellency spread the mortar crops. You have enjoyed a record the stone was.lowered into place, year of exceptional output- per acre, while massed bands played the Na- accompanied by exceptionally nigh j tional Anthem. Heads were uncover-! prices. If you could rely on cca-! ed and the vast'throng rose as one tinuance year after year of the con- i nian while tbxr simple ceremony was over and the Lieutenant Governor in a few well chosen words declared the stone "well and truly laid." Brief speeches were made by Hon. Prank Oliver, Hon." A. C. PvUthcrford, Hon, 1. B. Lucas. The remarks of the lat- ter wciv brought to a sudden conclu- to sleep. The. orders were changed to the effect, that No. 232 to meet the extras at Banning, ihc orders for No. remaining as before. Rear End Brankeman Mc- Donald signed the train orders for his conductor, but did not rouse him to notify him. The order was delivered to Engin- eer Pushie by the operator who not knowing of tin- order to meet No. 9y at LaSeine, opened the switch and iravc pushie the signal 1o so ahead he did in violation of bis meet, order with train "7. The Train had run about seven'and a half miles to- ward when it carnc into lision will) Xn. 07. After the wreck Pushie and Brakeman Smith of extra disappeared from rown and not bo secured to give evi- dence a.1 the inquest. is reported Thai they have fied across the river T> Mie United States. RADIAL RAILWAY BEFORE COUNCIL ditions of this year, you would be- come the richest people in the world, j and every business man would aban- don his city office in favor of the farm. j A Wise Tip i "It would be wise of you to treat i the big profits of this year as capital sion by a downpour of rain and and not as income. Nature hag ajthe whole gathering disbanded. way of averaging her favors and is! After the rain subsided, the Vice- apt to follow her sunniest smiles with the blackest of her frowns. You are, however, justified in cherishing the ambition of becoming the granary of the Empire and of giving to the city populations of the world the most beautiful picture mortal man can gaze upon, namely that of thoa- Regal party inspected the building and then returned to the city to at- tend the civic reception and receive an- other address. Tonight a gathering takes place at Government-House and the Vice-Regal party attends a con- cert by the Orehestral Society in their honor. The council did not open the ten- ders for the construction of the new fire hall in the North Ward last night When they came to .that order of bus- iness, the mayor brought up- a mat- ter that had been discussed in the city and tliat is the location of the ambulance. He had consulted the Gait Hospital authorities and they were agreed to having the ambulance at the fire hail in the North Ward. The Mayor explained that being there it was handy to the places where the worst accidents .are likely to occur, being near the mines, the mills, ma- chine shops, etc. This had been de- monstrated recently wbe-u it had tak- en an hour and a half to get the am- bulnnce for an injured man. Aid. Hatch was quite agreeable aao. .said that in Edmonton the ambulance was handled by the fire department. Aid. Adams thought that it was just as important if- not more so for a quick turn-out with the ambulance with the fire brigade. Having decided upon the advisabil- ity of having the ambulance at the North Ward Fire Hall, the council de- cided to return the seven tenders back to the tenderers and after hav- ing prepared plans for the necessary addition to accommodate the lance they will call for tenders again. A radial i.s coming in sight for th-- city pi LeihbrMge. At the c-iuncii meeting, lust night there was ;i siijrhf mix-up in the order of events in O'.iiiifction with it but enough was li'.ne to let it. be kn'-vvn that such ;i .scheme is under way. L. M. on behalf of a company supposed to have a draft of an wanted by a company with the city to secure a charter held Mayor He.ndersn nnd C. F. P. Conybojire, which they secured four years Mr. Johnstone was tint quite randy to present his docu- ment but >fr. Conybeare who is the city solicitor, had expected it to bo in ami had written a letter bearing on the subject and this -wns read bo- fore it was kiviwn that Mr.Johnstone WHS not ready. did not think it right, as hv was city solicitor that he should act in that capacity the matter i.if this franchise was under advisement by the council. He there- fore asked the council to him of his duty of advising them in the matter and suggested that they ap- point sonx; other local solicitor to fic.t on that, subject. Hi- offered to pay ainiir fees in the case. As the council had nothing before them on which to act the request for a franchise not being.Jhere, toe letter was laid on the table for the time being-. ;