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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOL LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, OCTOBER II, 1909. ROOSEVELT TO SUCCEED TAFT CRACKERS The Prediction Of a Former Governor Of Kansas Come Into Contact With the Police But Succeed In Escaping Spokane, Wash., Oct. P. St. John, formerly governor.of Kan- sas, who has come to Spokane to be- gin the -fight for prohibition in the state of Washington, made two pre- dictions hr the course of an inter- view "Nothing except his death will pre- vent the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt to succeed President Taft, and if he j.s not elected no other Re- publican can "be. "Ten years hence there won't be a legalized saloon within the 'boundar- ies of this commonwealth. Spokane will be 'dry' in five years "from this time." -.Mr. St. John said" among other things in speaking of Roosevelt and Taft "Theodore Roosevelt is the sharp- est politician in the United States. But for him Mr. Taft never would have been thought of for the dency. Roosevelt knew Taft, ed him to be an honest man, do I, but he knew that Tart puttj man, soft putty at presi- d so is a that. Roosevelt helped to elect Taft. He knew that his administration would be a failure. went off to Africa. He is not mixed up in any of the questions before .the people to-day. In the course of 18 months he will return, covered with rhino hides, ele- phant tusks Arnprior, Ont., Oct. For the Second time this week the Wright 'post office safe crackers have with the police and managed to es- cape. On Saturday night Constable Johnston and three assistants of Ca- letta, a village thirty miles from Ot- tawa, were informed the robbers were coming down the road. The officers hid and when the bandits caine up they jumped put and ordered them to hold up .their hands. A volley of shots was the answer arid the des- peradoes separated and, fled. One of them ran past a store in front ,of which fifteen men were standing, but this crowd vanished as if by magic at his, approach. ;Word was sent to Ottawa and the Dominion police have taken up the hunt. The ..other" skir- mish with the police was at North F.H.SHERMAN CLAIMED BY DEATH A Prominent Miners' Leader Succumbs To Malady Wakefield, on Wednesday. v (Special to the Herald) Fernie, B. C., Oct. H. Sherman, late president of District- is, U. M. W. of A., died this morn- ing in the Fernie hospital at 5.30 o'clock after a long struggle against a stubborn malady. The end was not unexpected, and his wife and family. vere at his bedside at the last mo- ment. Mr. Sherman leaves a large tamily, including a blind boy, in straightened circumstances, "and his ;death is deeply regretted, by i large circle of friends which reaches, far be- yond the confines of the organization of was so long the leader. The funeral ..will take place at 2.30 p.m. Wednesday from Miner's Hall. Victoria avenue, Fernie. CHARGE AS RECTOR REV.J.S: CLIVERS, Rector of St. Augustin's, Who Resign eel Has ON TOP and glory. The 'howl Monday also, and yell element in politics will raise the cry lor Roosevelt. The country will go 'wild'' over him. Nothing except his death will prevent his nomination to succeed, Taft, and if he is not elected it will be because no Republican could-win." NEW LIBERAL LEADER IN B.C. Victoria, B. C., Oct. the Lib- eral executive meeting at New West- minster Saturday John Oli- ver, member for Delta, in.the Legis- lature was chosen leader of the Pro- vincial Party to succeed J A. Mac- Donald, who, it is expected, will be appointed to the new Court. of; Ap- peals "for the province. A meeting be held here on Monday at which policy will be outlined. Premier McBride is expected to make a dic- tation of the government's intention YOUNG MEN UNDER ARREST Charged with Robbery of Houses at to Lethbridge (Special to the Herald) Taber, Oct. ib.-The two GENERAL BOOTH COMING Says His Sight Will Soon Be Better Than For Years The latest number of the War Cry to hand makes an announcement o: gfireat interest to Canadian Salva tionists. It says that Genera! Booth is gradually irnprovjmg jpTrysftoa and preparations-are being made for his visit tor Canada and the TJnitec States arid February 1910. A number of important centres will be 'favored with a visit. BDYERPLACED AT THE CAPITAL EDMONTON WELL BE REPRESENTED Oct. Edmon- ton representatives to the Union of Alberta Municipalities which meets in Lethbridge next Thursday and Friday, will be Mayor Lee' and Ald- erman Gariepy.' They will leave h'ere next Wednesday and. will likely be back oh: Sunday. The president of the organization is W; A. Griesbach, also of this citv. DR. COOK AT HEAD OF THE PROCESSION St. Louis, Oct. Fred. A. Cook, Arctic explorer, hc-aded the most impressive.. of. the centennial week pageants today, the military, historical and educational parade. The greeting given the explorer was declared to .have been the most en- thusiastic he had experienced since his arrival, at Copenhagen! Dr. Cool returned from Kansas City early to- day. He rode in the Adolphus Busch Landau, drawn by four horses and surrounded by mounted police who kept the crowds from capturing the explorer, at noon. Minister Of Railways Intro- duces felCR. young young men who .were charged with robbing the inmates of a disorderly house on Thursday night, were put under arrest last nightly Corporal Mason and taken to" Lethbridge, where they will stand trial on Thurs day next. No credence is given here to the theory that these young men are guilty, but guilty or not It-will serve as a good example to-young so conduct-themselves that it would be impossible 'to Jay such a charge at their door. E. Halo's friends smoked free cig- ars last night, the.occasion being the opening.of his, fine new butcher shop on Maine street. This shop, with'its fine .plate glass windows, marble counters, cement floor and, beautiful decorations is a credit to the town as the owner, and we do not hesitate to say that it is one of the best equipped meat markets in Al- berta. Wins Third Game Of World Championship Series At Detroit Rev. J.S. Chivers Is To Leave St. Augustin's Parish Rev. J. S. Chivers has resigned his position as rector of St. Augustin's parish; Last evening after service there was a meeting of the vestry to .consider the 'notification sent them by Mr. Chivers that he had sent his resignation to the Bishop at Calgary the resignation to take effect on Jan. 31, 1910. The vestry after consider- ing the matter in the light in which, it was submitted and the reasons' given by Mr. Chivers for his action ould do nothing but accede with sin- cere regrets to'his determination take a his earnest, and la- borious efforts in the church work of the parish for the past six years. All the members of ex- pressed their regret for the step tak- en by Mr. Chivers, but as he had A WILDERNESS Is All We Have In Western Canada, Says W. D. Scott Detroit, Mich., Oct. leaden sky with an occasional glimpse of the sun and a damp -field greeted the crowd as it made its way to Bennett Park, for the first' of the .World's Championship games between Pitts- burg and Detroit 'in-this city today. At no 'time was .it "certain that it would not rain, but thousands went to the park, determined to .brave anything to see the great battle. placed the resignation with .the Bish- op there was nothing else; to do. but accept the rector's notifica- tion. The following resolution was 'pass- ed by the vestry showing the estima- tion in which the rector has been held: "Whereas Mr. Chivers' letter has been received advising the vestry of his having sent his resignation to the Bishop, and whereas Mr. Chivers has administered the affairs of the parish for the past six years with marked success and, whereas we of the mem- bers of the vestry of St. Augustin's are indebted to him for the church hall and the 'church building exten- sion and, whereas the present cohdi- Ottawa, Oct. A. B. Aylesworth. has returned from Lon- don, where, for several months, he ivas engaged in preparation of the 'anadia-n and Newfoundland case in relation to the Atlantic Fisheries claims of United States, which ire to be submitted to the Hague Tri- unal. The Minister of Justica wills leave or Europe again in March to argue le case before the Tribunal. Mr. ylesworth did not find time during is stay on the other side of the At- antic to consult specialists in .Vi- enna as he had expected to do in to hearing. PRAIRIE FIRE SWEPT BIG TRACT Great Loss To Prop- erty Around Grassy Lake The stream of settlers coming into Canada continues to increase in vol- ume beyond anticipation. During gration was a6 compared with Si August last year. From-the United States there arrived during the month, an increase of over August, 1908. In connec- tion with the influx of settlement the attention of Mr. W.'D. Scott, _ _____ Superintendent of Immigration, was) alternoon drawn to the strictures of the "Dub- lin Freeman's Journal" upon the Janadian North-West as a field for agricultural settlers from Ireland. Mr. Scott observed that there was quite an immigration from Ireland into the Canadian West, and these newcomers, .he added, are among the best we are getting inV the country. As for the of the country, well, the we have out there is a wilderness of" wheat. (From The'Herald's Staff Reporter) Grassy Lake, Oct. Pur- ple Springs north to the Bow River as far as' Grassy Lake, the prairie presents a blackened, burned aspect save for the few isolated spots where the shacks of the settlers are still standing, and in many cases these too show marks of almosi miracu- lous escapes from destruction. The town of Grassy Lake stands today, only because of the most strenuous efforts of the police and citizens to fight back the Vail of fire anaf'the kindly intervention of the elements in the shape of a shower of rain, when the fight became almost hope- less. The blaze was first .noticed a short distance north of Purple Springs about noon of the-7th. A perfect gale of wind was blowing at the .time, from the south west and the flames made rapid headway towards the river bank. About the middle of the the wind veered-to the the fire headed straight west and It would take a remarkably heavy j tion of the choir and musical part of rainfallfor the National Commission our services are due to his indefati-! to postpone the game, as the officials and two teams are eager to finish the crucial series: as soon as. possible. It rained with most distressing regu- larity practically all of yesterday afternoon and for some time after Ottawa, Oct. George p. Graham, minister of railways, has instituted another reform in the man agement of the Intercolonial railway with a view to securing the most re- liable .and economical system possible for the purpose of purchasing supplies for the road. A buying agent has been appoint- average' 15 "yearsTmonths" ed, who will nave headquarters in the scored British Columbia was railway department at Ottawa, with] ninth with 772, average age 14 years! a staff-of assistants. The man se-fS months Quebec thirteenth with'1 lected tor the position is Louis La- 605, England's Team Won Contest Ottawa, Oct. result of the Earl of Meath, imperial trophy, com- petition on miniature ranges, are an- nounced. The possible- was 1.120 points. England's team averaging years 6 months, won with 1 021 j dark. .Then the rain stopped and it became colder. The local- forecaster predicted the rain would continue all night and today. The chilly atmos- phere was conducive to good work in the field and the glorious weather two days in Pitts- burg made the contrast worse.: The two teams came field for their practice wrapped in heavy sweaters, and many of them refused to take them Off during their workout. Ovation, tf) Tf.stm The Detroit team was? given a great ovation, as it merged from the club gable efforts therefore be it, resolv- ed that this vestry places on recorr its sincere regret_of the step taker by the Mr. "Chivers intends taking an .ex- tended holiday after Jan. .31, .when he will have completed six years of work with St. Augustin's. Hunt Burglars In the Woods Ottawa; Ont.. Oct. police- men and special constables stationed along every road, scores of volunteer searchers watching upon a" hundred hill tops from JSTorth Wakefield to house led by Manager Hughey Jen- Chelsea a11 the boats along the nings. The local team trotted on securely locked at the anchor- voie, formerly.of Rimouski and for years.a most efficient member He was for a time chief clerk in the years 5' months. average 13 years 7 months Manitoba fourteenth with 4SOy aver- age 13 years 10 months Yukon fif- of the Intercolonial staff, j teenth with 449, average age thirteen ;eneral superintendents office and! later was on the general staff of G-eni BENNETT TO GO eral Manager Pottinger. Although] WITH CEMENT MERGER Dr. Cook left for Chicago HEARST ACCEPTS New Oct. R. Hearst announced at midnight that hft would accept the nomination for mayor as tendered .at an independ- ent mass meeting at Cooper Union Wednesday night. TELEGRAPHIC 3RIEFS Duncan Cameron, of Summer- land, B. C.T was thrown from a bug- gy and impaled on a sharp stake and killed. While participating in a paper chase at Winnipeg, L. S. Amery, staff cor-j respondent of the London Times, was caught in a gate while riding through and had two bones in his foot brok- the west io in Montreal B. Bennett, been offered of take up his at an >'iarly the field and went about its .work in ,a determined. 'and businesslike.-way. Ty Cobb was cheered -as. he appeared age to prevent their use by the flee- ing inert, the three notorious burg- lars who robbed the safe in Ellard's because of his brilliant -work on 3t0re- at .Tillage, and later fig- urday at Pittsburg. The -local en- 1 ured in'a thusiasts believe Cobtr-is the man to policemen bat the local team to the World's wre sti11 uncaPtured at a late hour Championship. In the first game his aftemoon- Ail last night the GET AFTER THE -WHOLESALERS Good Advice Offered By Hon. Geo. E. Foster To This City down in the direction of-Grassy Lake travelling at an appalling rate, and spreading at the same time to the north. The People Warned It was then that the settlers the Do Wakefield only about. thirty.. years of age, he I Montreal, Oct. 9.-R has worked his way up through the.JK. C., of Calcary, has urai various departments of the road and 1 a. position in the big merger of c--! considered by the board of manage-] raent companies recently formed in' ment to be the 'very .best man avail- j Canada. It is stated on good autho- able for the position. Three well j ity that he has accepted, and that he qualified clerks will be brought from Ml the stores department at Moncton to assist Mr. Lavoie in Ottawa. this new system, of purchasing plies the minister and the board showing was not particularly bril- liant, but in-the second -game he showed up better and it is expected j he has now struck his stride. (Continued on Page Five.) woods in the vicinity of Wakefield, It is seventeen years since Hon. G-eo. E. Foster was in Lethbridge before. To the Herald representative this morning Mr. Foster told of his coming to Lethbridge away back in 1892 over the.old narrow guage road rom Dunmore Jet. Then the whole country from Dunmore to Lethbridge was a barren waste and not a settler in. sight. Lethbridge was then a. small mining camp and there was nothing else. Coming over the same territory on ;his trip he sees a great change. Now, there are settlers all along the line and the settlement is almost and citizens became alarmed, and the po-" lice took active steps to warn the people in "the neighborhood of theit danger and to try and avert it. Many the instances where "men fought with the energy of despair -almost when the flames had reached ibe verv doors of their houses and succeeded at last in saving their little homes, while the lire licked up the hay ;-and grain stacks; the result of theit year's work. Those farther on' in the path of the approaching" blaze, commenced a-hurried back-jfiring "and ploughing of fire guards to ward off the menacing danger and save- what little they could. The excitement throughout the country was intense as the fire, rac- ing on before the terrific wind, seem- ed to sweep everything before it and the property, and in some cases even the lives of the settlers seemed doomed. In one place a woman and a .few small children were.. -alone in the house when the police rode up, and were making preparations for the coming fight. It is hard indeed to imagine, the. terror that the menac-. ing sheet of flame inspired in the minds-of such an. unprotected family. Fortunately the house ;and its pants were only barely saved. y The Town in Danger. I About midnight -the. 'fickle which all had been contin-. ually shifting, breaking the fire into the continuous. There are many growing; I narrow shifting, tongues of towns here and there and Taber, i making it almost .impossible to cor- where there was nothing at all when' ner, veered to the north west' and men were seen yesterday; he was here before, is quite a city] bore right down upon .the town. morning were diligently searched j and has, with coal and grain at its j Every male citizen of'the' without result and again today search back, a good future. sup- of management be able to exercise a closer supervision over the prices paid and the quantities purchased, and will secure uniformity in the mat "ter of obtaining the lowest 'prices through tender system. ALIX IS HOPEFUL Alix, Oct.; The Grand. Trunk Pacific surveyors are running a line south uf the town. There is a con- siderable party of men at work. It is said that this is the third line the G. T. Pyhas run through this district, of these is cor .terable. assured, therefor-' that Alix will be Died In Arms Of Policeman MR CURRIE HITS OUT HARD many of the women too were routed "But the greatest difference of all, j out of doors and hurried to the front js right here in said Mr. j to battle with flame. For a'time the was resumed with undiminished vi- gor. The fern- ihat the men may yet escape seems to grow as the hours Foster. "One's first impressions arc i fate of the town hung trembline-in pass the robbers being cap-j good. Thr wide streets and the j the balance. For three tured. It is thought that the des-jplan of city are evidence that it j fought it a poradoes are three safe crackers who j was laid out in faith and hope. You! that seemed to mock their efforts escaped from the Mount demons, j have fine sidewalks and the trees add j when the welcome rain commenced a greatly to the appearance of the citv slow dazzle at first, till" soon' a hours they relentless thing i Mich., jail in July last. Regina, Oct. -of the! Mounted Police have many unique ex- periences in- course of their duties, yesterday went City Assessor has address- ed the following letter to "The Ger- ald" Smoked Them All His Life heavy shower began to soak the bum- but a constable through one whichr'ranks among the foremost of these. He was carrying a lunatic to the hospital, when the man died in his arms. Anent yovfr comment inv Council" of Saturdnv's date "Dad's respect- i Spokane, Wash., Oct. and are the more noticeable in In eight or ten years j ing grass and weeds and the city should be well shaded. The! lire fighters to effectively'subdue the next thing to be done is to get the blaze. About 4.30 in the morning of streets paved. One notices the ah-j the 8th the blaze was out and" the scnce of pavement in Western cities, j anxious citizens back to their and the benefit is the more notice-1 homes they had :.o hardly saved able in cities like Winnipeg and Cal- j. Very Heavy Loss S. sary that have paved their streets. At least fifty square miles of raniy; ing the Tax Notices, I respectfully j Hollingsworth, a wealthy retired "The Central school buildmc; is cer- wish to bring your and j likewise that of the Public of Lctli- bridge tin: fact that the form of the Tax Notice (which is undoubtedlv vanation i seems i line. en.- Mathcvr Neilson, a shoe maker of Manor, Sask., cut his throat and body and took a large dose of laud- anum three days ago. He was re- moved to Regina and died from blood poisoning shortly, after arriving at that place. RELIASED PRISONER WEDS FORMER Ills., Oct. W. Neil, sentenced from Saline county tv> the penitentiary ten yeare ago. to S'Tve a sentence of twenty-five yoars for the murder of Cecil Wood worth, but who was pardoned last week, was remarried here 'yesterday to his for- mer who had obtained a divorce aft-.T his conviction and had married Augustus G-aylord, who .died two years ago. The lunatic was 'brought into the' Mounted Police barracks yesterday j from down the Arcola line and deavored to commit suicide by cut- ting his throat. The man gashed his' throat with a small knife and when arriving at the barracks was ordered, into the hospital On the way over' ho told the policeman he could walk no further, thereupon sitting down. I The policeman said he must walk or! a I bad one) bears no reflection on me as it was given to printer by Mr. Secretary-Treasurer ttobinson wiih- stockman of Portland, Ore., has en-t tainly a credit to the city. These or over thirty thousand acres have been entirely depleted, and entire JV- ttiiu. LLIA; v-JU. Uii, gaged an array of legal talent to continued Mr. Foster, "give crop of grain and bar completelv de- test the constitutionality of the anti- a good impression to visitors and it, cigarette law in the state of Wash- j is a good policy to get these ington. cra] good He was arrested by Brooks j things early. While the cost may V chief of police at Colfax. sev- eks ago, and at. the. hearing stroyed. The loss cannot be reckon- ed in dollars and cents. In practic- ally every case it has meant that the arge it is not heavy when spread j proceeds of a year's hard toil is lost' over a number of -_.s whil tho ana the owner left destitute-, depend- for j named Jarvis the heaviest loser age. He conducted his own case and! Lfthbridge. "It ought to be a good avc ted already for the crroi in his arms to carry him to the in thff forni hl whirfl pital. On arrival at the hospital has been out before man was laid out on a bed and Committef: mating in the made a spirited defense, but was de-j distributing centre and that is the dared guilty and fined S10 and costs, j kind of business the city should en-1 wealth. It was lie gave notice of an appeal to to secure. The irrigation' that if the i system here will tend to density of known so far. .About a hundred tons of hay were stacked up here, his only doctor pronounced him dead. Hall last decision of the trial rourt is affirmed he will go before the state supreme j city.'! court. His defense is based upon per-j Speaking of the country, Mr. Pos- "One good point in this Amos Marquison, of Upper Oxford. N. B., was thrown from-a load and killed. My notices were out. and not as you yet uncompleted, although the Tax notice has taken is somclhing bcUoi- (Continued on Page Four.) of which, he declared, he is deprived by the operation of the, "freak" law, which was pv ..'jpon the ors fo vmt t'.ieir ter added section of the the work of a few minutes and the result of his toil was gone. The man for the time be- came practically insane and tried to throw himself into the burning mass, clutching at the blazing straws with his hands. This is onty one of the time. farmers coming here do not need to learn Western farniing. They come well stocked up and become produc- ers right away." is that the many cases that will doubtless be learned of later when the more -dis- tant of the settlers can be heard from. (Continued on Page Four.) ;