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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta I Volume III. Lethbridge, Alta., Wednesday, October 12, 256 LETHBKIDGE'S FOREST FIRE EFFORT AT Secretary' McNicol Tells of What Has Been Done GET 1912 CONGRESS The Propositison.Will Be Big One For City to Handle 'J. W.'McNicol, Secretary of the Board .of Trade, came in from Spo- kane this morning and when seen bv the Herald .was- enthusiastic over the Dry Farming Congress and Exhibi- tion and the prospects that Leth- fcridge'has of obtaining the same in 1912. While "at "Spokane he was in charge of the exhibit, which was placed avthe Interstate Fair Grounds some three miles -from the center of the city, and frorrj the building where the Congress was held. The Exhibi- tion was not nearly as large as -the one held Billings last year, Strikers Out As Reservists CRISIS IS OVER Bcaudett-e, Oct. bol ien family were brought in, the nine being consigned to trench in two plain boxes, the trench then being closed. It is probable that no-others will be brought here, but be.buried near where.found. The hospital car from Winnipeg and other supplies greatly appreciated by nurses 'and doctors, started back for Winnipeg last night, there being no. real need of; their services, 4the seriously sick having been removed .to "Virginia, River and other hospitals. "The death list is' now, hoped and believed will not exceed fifty.' The committee state the Red Society and sev- eral Twin "City organizations report that homeless' number about three thousand, but these are -''f The announcement was-made that lumber will be permitted to cross t-he International boundary duty free, and the lumber "have vol-. un-teered to cut and., supply, lumber at j raent burden rests. The cabinet cost and also stated that they buy blackened logs for .milling, pur- poses. .A noticeable feature- is the: optim- ism of the nasneias, all over again, are planning STRIKE WILL BE GENERAL IN FRANCE REFUSE TO OBEY Several of Largest Com- panies are Involved-Men Walking Out Paris, Oct. French govern- ment is today confronted with a strike of railway employees that' is rap'idly spreading throughout the Re- public and threat-ens to become sencr- al by tomorrow morning. Traffic is disorganiz-ed. It is upon the reason the dry season which has affected 'not only ourselves but the entire Northwestern" States. At Biil- .ings there were some 2500 entries, .while at Spokane there were only some 700. In the small grain class in which Canada is more particularly interested, -there were only 'some six- odd entries in place of several hun- dred last year. I The- Lethbridge exhibit, which is es- 'Sentially an advertising exhibit and exhibit, .showed only wheat; the wheat sho-vcn avgood color, -uniform appear- ance -and' -weight, 65 -pounds per bush- el- Caidston rhad .samples of wheat which also weight Its. and, look- so much like .the. iLethbridge wheat that it was to tell them: apart. Macleqd, jiad.'.some samples wM.cK--weigb.ed 85 .pounds and and Cards- the fjwlieatf' It good this w.hea1; is for dry- season -when it .is understood'- that the wheat witW which- we won at Billings last year only weighed 66 -pounds. Cardst-on and Macleod- each -took a large num- ber of other prizes, a. list of which has. appeared in your paper, and, tak- en as a _ Trfiole, was of the -_ i for a better class buildings and and the establishment .limits for the town. Capt. Otto has pfess- ed all shirkers fire fighting or hygienic services, using' no gentle m-ea (Continued on.pafe POLICE ARREST TIMES DYNAMITARD Nwned Thought to fee -One Sacramento, Mite" 'pbstb'fnce ..-for, several days watching- for' Wallace, the al- dynamitard, -in the--hope that he would ask his appeaianQe .there, today -was just as he was going to-' de- stroy the two Pieced-togeth- er ooe of the letters-shores- that Wal- Ifcoe kfrt .Los Angeles- suddenly the .day following th-e dynamiting and UJT timates that-he knows much .concern- ing the affair. The -writer usedr.bit- te: Tangttftfe in speaking: of General Manager Chandler of the. Times and Congress and Exhibition itself for a Harrison Grey Otis, its owner. comma-. sp.ssion amri ha.Vft lain a .j could see George, I could tell you a whole lot of things ifatt-t ono cannot be too .careful, what .strongest advertisements district -has ever. had. .this entire' JThe Big 'Premiums However, tie one big premiunri all are anxious to obtain, is the strong foundation for obtaining this in 1912. The importance and far- effect of tWs Congress and hs writes in a the letter Exiibition cao, scarcely be estimated and is difficult to realize by people have never attended one. At sajss. Whan arrested Wallace -showed indications of being, about to, col- lapse. After he had been taken to the 'Spokane-there were a number- of ac-j station and questioned lus condition credited Government delegates from 1 became worse. He told Chief Ahern jthe British GbTcrnm-ent, several of that he had been employed in Los jthe European Governments, Mexico, Child, and Brazil. The Congress Has a standing throughout the ivorld 'as the foremost exponent of modern profitable methods of farm- Its bulletins are issued monthly and oftener and will be now printed an several languages and distributed over Europe and.North, and South lAmerica. This Congress .will be the biggest thing, of its kind that has ever been in Alberta, or I might say Western Canada, and is being eagatly .sought for by the leading Western American States, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, and Omaha, being some of our competitors, f We, however, now hare the founda- tion laid for 1912, believp if this year's work is up at the Convention next yeir. which is at Colorado Springs, will land the Convention and Exhibition for 1912.. A .Big We were, however, closely auestion- cd as regards our ability toY .handle it, there being five importantjoints to be considered the nnanciay one, the necessary accommodation .Congress, the "accommodation for tie Exhibition, accommodation for the delegates and railroad connections. Tx.-ill-la-fc'g's-hniH-. OOO'.'OCTto handle tlfiTConvention, but Angeles as a gardener. BUSINESSMEN EXPRESS THANKS Supt Price and the. Gity Council Are the Recipients rA dozen of the business men who took.up the matter, of the removal of engine crews attended the meeting held last night and appointed A. H- McKeown and E. A. Cunningham a commrttee to draft a letter to Gener- al Superintendent Price of the C.P. thanking him in the warmest, terms for coming to Lethbridge and giving the business men an opportun- ity to him, and for the position taken by him and the company he cancelling the order that made the changes complained of. A resolution was also passed thanking the mayor and city council for their prompt assistance in. the matter by calling a special meeting to hear tho to called the strikers to "th'e colors in tbeir capacity as reservists. The strikers-declare they will not-respond, holding" that the law providing for military organization did not" intend to- make it impossible for-train men to protest against conditions which they consider unfair. .The reservists who failed to report for duty may b-e declared deserters and. dealt with accordingly. Following the strike -in Northern Railway yesterday, the central state committee of the National.' -Railway decided to ..call out every employee of the private and 'state owned" roads. The employees of. the Western Rail- way, who also have grievances de- cided to go out last night. Their ex- ample, was followed this morning by- the trainmen of thV Eastern" Tairwav who voted to quit work at noon, and by the men' of the Paris, Lyons Mediterranean "lines who voted -to quit this evening. The leaders. de- clare that the strike will be general .throughout France- by tomorrow, when no. single train will be mo- tion "at any. point-in the -Republic: As soon as-possible further official decrees calling to. the .colors' evexv railroad' employee- in France will be issued. The officials of the Northern' Rail- way have issued a statement .tliat the wages of the employees were'1' ed franks during the "year 1909-1910, and that, the increased cost of operation and- the-increased bur- dens imposed by parliament-.-made "it impossible to meet the demands of the men. Extensive Strike The great railway lines arc the Eastern, the Belt'line, the Northern, the Central, the Paris, Lyons and Mediterranean, and the Western. The total trackage is near- ly miles and some em- p'loyees will be involved in a 'general strike. Move For General Strike Paris, by the effectiveness -of the strike employees on the' Northern and Western Rail- ways and the extension of the move- ment today on the Eastern road and the Paris, Lyons and Mediterranean lines, the leaders of the French work- ingmen generally threaten a gigantic move to paralyze the activity whole country. The electricians and. other employees of the omnibus, me- tropolitan and subway transportation lines of this city, considered .todav the advisability of seizing this favor- able opportunity to launch amove" for redress of long standing grievanc- es. The situation throughout- the Re-, public is regarded as grave. Food Supply Affected The government is seriously con- cerned over the matter of fqjjd sup- ply. President Fallieres hurriedly re- turned from his estate Sn the south today and conferred with the minis- ters." The problem of food looms .ser- iously. Already the market is pinch- ed. The president of the grain syn- dicate said that the stock of flour on the Paris market today did not ex- ceed quintals. Paris -'consum- es quintals daily, and th'e gov- ernment is adopting measures similar to those practised in time of war. PROMINENT NEUMANN'S WON ,iv New Market, Oct. 12. great- est oi' the autumn ran over the old Cfcesarvitch course' of two and a Quarter, was won today by L. four- year eld caiitaut geMini; Vercy, 7 stone 6 poundt. Admiral To- go III. was -second and Colura- bui, third. Bronzinb, the heavily -backed favorite, was unplaced Pure v CRIPPEN'S LAWYERS London, Oct.; wi be represented at iis 'trial by .three .law- yers, the best whom are Al- fred Aspinwall Toby, Unionist .membey of parliament for 'Preston ;and Hunt- ley Eugene Jenkins.. Ot-.the two. who will loot: after the.interests of Miss Leneve, Predericte Smith is a leading Conservative member of parlia meht' for Waltons division of Liver- pool.-' REPUBLIC IS GAINING IN FAVOR Extremist Clique is Caus- ing trie Government Trouble SOLDIERS FIRED ON Planning To Reorganize the Portuguese Army and Navy London, Oct. special cor- respondent of Chronicle at Lisbon sends the following "The Republic is gaining in favor i with the people and the. provisional HOME RULE IS COMING SOON Winnipeg, Oct. F. O'Connor, one of the biggest advocates in, the British House of Commons of Home Rule for Ireland, stated in an inter- view here today, that Home Rule would be granted-to the Irish before long and it would come soon and sud- den. The present conference on the question of the House.of Lords would end in, either a rupture or a 'deal, and ifa, deal was made it would .have to involvea bargain on Home Rule: He considered that Canadian opinion would do. much to stir the govern- ment England to action. .Some line dayvthe people, would awake and find. that Ireland had obtained home rule. BUSINESSMEN DISCUSSED PLANS Boosting the City-Contact With Surrounding Country BOARD OF TRADfe IMONSIBE DEAD Ironside, the. millionaire the cattle exporting firm" of Gordon, Ironside, and died .this morn- ing. He had -been suffering from en- largement of the hearfefoT some time. GREEK CABINET .RESIGNS :'0ct. cab- DEADLOCK STILL IN. M.AS'SACH U SETTS Boston, Oct. hours of de- iiDeratiou by the -cpmmittes of four government is doing its best to re- j appointed by the Democratic deem the the Republicans j convention to made to" the people in "the (lays when the Republic was .only a dream. The ministers- are showing themselves candidates: for overaor and lieutenant-governor, end- ed tonight in a deadlock-_over a vote wisely tolerant in. refraining from per- 1 to Congressman -Eugene. -Foss, secuting tlieir "political opponents, es- pecially those actively identified with t-be late, monarchy. This tolerance, however, is not altogether to the lik- ing of certain -extremists of the Re- publican party who form a powerful but misguided body, and if they had inet of .which M: Drago.ugis is pre-j their.way they would push the new mier resigned today. .-The ministry was formed on" last. BANKER INTENT SKILL Carlstadt 1 "Tried atlMelicine Medicine Hat, Oct; court opened, yesterday with" Judge government down the road which ends abyss of destruction. 'The government up to the present has-resisted the intrigues of this powerful clique which being outside the .ministry makes its headquarters in the corridor of the president's of- fice. I am inclined to think the gov- ernment will resist to the last realiz- ing how much Portugal is dependent on Europe's good will and that the of the cabinet will resign -father than yield to the demands of j extremists of course, there is possibility of triumph for the intriguers. The council of .minis- iiers has. carefully ,-considered the "-wliole situation' and as a jresult a TJainor-crisis hasHalready been qver- .eomc. T-ellis, who: is" .credited with being a'disturbing- element 'in tho "relinquished the port- Stuart of Calgary presiding; a German living near Seven .Persons, was. convicted on a -charge ofc.-burg- iarr. 'Sentence 'was deferred. George Nix, who ,was sentyUD-'a cour pie.-of weeks assaulting his grandmotner-in-law, was con-victed and sentenced to six months at Cal- gary. formerly manager of the ilarlstadt "branch of the Union Bank, be tried today on-a charge of snooting with intent to kill; A jury has been' empannelled for Ms case. PROMINENT NEWSPAPER MAN IS DEAD JvJ.Crabb of Toronto was Active in Affairs of Thai City Torout.o, Oct. 11. John- James for twenty years prominent in foli'p'.'bf finance' and Jos- Belevas; who1-is' credited with being- -an able diplomatist "with an intimate, knowl- edge- of -foreign is. likely to replace .Machado _as. i foreign minister.. Machadb was 'anxious to remain, in the foreign office, !biit ha-s bowed gracefully'-to the exigencies oE party politics. Soldiers Fired On ,'Lisbon, Oct. detachment of soldiers making the rounds at the Jesuit College this morn- ing were fired upon. One of the men was killed and another wounded. The incident caused excitement, the peo- ple believing the attack had been per- petrated by concealed Jesuits, but enquiry disclosed that it was due to a .sentinel's mistake. .The minister- of the interior, An- tonio Almeida, questioned regarding the disposal of "the King's property, said that, nothing had yet been de- cided upon officially. All the palaces were closed and carefully guarded. They probably will be converted into museums or schools, or used for oth- er public purposes, he said. Reorganize th? Army Lisbon, Oct. Barrett, cv- rriinistcr of war, says the- government; intends to re-organix.e the army throughout, bringing together a iorm- the life of Toronto, died vesterdav ati men. Minister of Marine Gam ex considers that-the of the army will prove or'lonner assistant "secretary of" the treasury. Qias. -.Kamlin." 'for' the nead of the ticket. Each man. receiv- ed two votes. Six. names ;W2re" sug- gested, for the of the committee wno was chosen by tnem, but a deadlock resulted 'in each case and the committee adjourned un-' til tomorrow. Monthly Meetings m ings-Every Citizen a Booster Following the passing tions thanking Mr. ami'jrhe mayor and city connection .with the -keeping of- enger engine crews 'at Lethbridge; mating of .business men last :-nign t had a long' i ing alive, the interest i -arid shown by the .'business: matter" and applying .it to "other v''..': ters. equally beneficial, 'Lethbridge." The. discussion.1 the passing of a. resolution-.; instruct---; 'ing Messrs. IMcKeown arid- introduce-- a recommendation ''_ next meeting 'of the executiy-e cil of -jibe of oil INBTER Educational Be By a his residence, 5 Spadina'-Road. -Mr. Crabb came to this country from Uounty Antrim, Ireland, when he was about eighteen years of age. He be- came owner of "The at St. Marys, Ont.. but eventually-moved to Toronto, where he started a jot- .print- ing 'business. lie was J'or many years managing editor of the Toronto Star, -but in late years he lias been connected with tne Merchants Counter Check" Book limited, until he retired from Business a year ago. an arduous task on titter nepleci, the account ot monarchv the has FARMER DEAD the lion. Duncan Marshall, who was business men and enabling them in Spokane, and made a strong speech meet Mr. Price, in our favor, has assured us of the Reports were made verbally '.-v most liberal backing from the A I- Messrs. McKeown. Cunningham and herta Government, and with other re- Tiiley -and those present were prac- 'sources to draw from, we have of the financial end. no i tically unanimous -in expressing sat- isfaction at the result of their' la- With the Central school with its fcors and at the answer stnt by Mr. large auditorium and several small i Price. The general opinion was that ones the use of which was promised i Lethbridge had gained just as much, us 'by Chairman Fleet wood, "of the' if not more, in prestige, by inducing School Board, who was at Spokane, the Majestic Theatre, the auditorium now being built by the and olhcr halls in the city, we can take care of ihe Congress." With our new exhibition buildings which will thsn br completed, we can take care of the exhibition. The Duty of the Citizens The delegates number prbbablv 3500 and while we expect more hotel accommodation by 1912, to do as was done iponunued on page flvej the C.P.II. to keep their passenger crews here, as it had actually gained financially. Those present at the meeting were: A. H. McKeown, E. A: Cunningham, W. J. Nelson, A. Simpson, L. Keel, -I. B. Renter, Mr. J. W. Bawd-en, E. Hagcll, E. Kirkham, and A. Tilley. The, mcctins; adjourned until next Monday night when the committee will submit all the accounts for debts A.M. Campbell Formerly Principal ot" Edmonton High School Winnipeg, Oct. After a. week's illness in the General hospital. A, if. of Stonewall, Man., died to- day of pneumonia. Mr. Campbell, who was 54 years old, came here thirty years ago from Barric. Later he was principal of the .Edmonton high scliool, but toe soil recalled him and he became a successful and prominent agriculturist. He served 'berta Beef Commission, on the Al- and when taken ill. was attending a session of tne Manitoba ATfoatoir Commission, of which he was a valuable member. George X. Griffin, manager of the Bank of Montreal at Sarnia, Ont.., was may be injured internally. PREPARING FOR FERNIE ELECTION rernie, Oct. Gribble, an ex-British navy man, now organiz- er of the Socialist party of Canada, is in town and w'H fake part in the Dye-election which J. W. Bennett of the Ledger is to be the Socialist, can did'ate. W. R. Ross, M.P.P.. was sworn in as minister of lands at Victoria yes- terday and is expected in town to- nigtii. The election will probably be proclaimed for the L'Sth. and nomina- tions one week earlier, though this has not been officially announced. George Hetherton, district presi- dent of the Western Federation of .Miners, was in town last night paying an oincial visit to the local union of the U.M.W. of A. J. Larson, board member, I'.M.W. of A., of Lethbridge. and John. 0. Jones, of Jlillercat, are also in town on -busi- ness connected with the same order. shown. As regards the sea force, he favors, tho building of "small Dread- noughts." It is reported that one of the first groat works of the Republic will be to transfpr the arsenal from i ho left bank of the Tagus to the opposite shore. It is estimated that this will cost- several hundred' thousand dollars. The present location of th-e arsenal is inconvenient, for foreign ships. Jesse Rclevas has been appointed minisier of finance Tolles. to succeed Bra- BOY SCOUTS AT MEDICINE HAT The school, boards- of -ta. Al'berta are forming a. delegation- to interview the minister, 'of.-education, C. .R. Mitchell, uith regard to certain changes they desire in the scnool ordinance. Arrangements ha-ve Deen made to'meet the .minister on Saturday at..Edmonton to pre- sent the The delegates from tne different boards win meet the nigbi before and will get their re- quests into presentable shape. Tne matters -to be dealt with" are such as compulsory attendance at scnooi. medical inspection, .grants for special work such kindergarten, domestic science and manual train- ing, the sale ot .debentures, appoint- ment of superintendents and super- visors. At a special meeting of the board beld. last local board ap- pointed 0. D. Austin to represent them on the delegation. The. matter was Hi' McKeo'vvnr who .t'h'e.'-'. c of business men.. p'erm-anent- had, been sug-- gested. at one of the previous; meetings-' and it might., be a There were, a hundred-; f chopping up :all -time ofi liar interes t. to the" 'matter- of .-.a. 'traffic. of the -city. f need, of 'raotial "street icar.'.sys-'.-' tern to .bring, ,into city ;j suggested of- CbmmercVoi: some othsr sucK ''name, the" they are -also changing tame of the monthly. meetings, ;thp: whole board -from the luncheon, to the, evening, '-those .meetings- reguiarlv even' month date definitely as the- third of each -month. -r-1 novway- -to the "'.Board- CENT POSTAGE IN UNITED STATES .'ofvTrade..f-which was "doing- thought -thaf the- matters V 'nientioned by, the chairman ters that camcrwithin "the the. Board oi Trade- -and was needed was regular meetings, ther wholes-board" according to board's constitution, which apparent- ly had not been lived -up to for some.' 'months past. 5- Lois of -Work to Do E..A. Cunningham remarked... that there was no doubt that the- Trade had carried out. general public-, ity work with splendid results: The men composing the executive council like all others in the city, werdbusy ..j men, however, and .this publicity %ydrk- takes up all the time they have to spare -for public There were many matters- which needed attention j ,now. The matter of attracting. .-.In- dustries is one and of getting more wholesale houses in the city was an- other. A Chance lie mcntioncfi the- case of thc'head of one wholesale house 'in Calgary', who had said that if he had the facts as he knew them now -lie would have established his business" in Lcthbrifigf, so much more favor- ably is the latter city situated "for his" purpose. It "is closer "to the't Crow's Pass territory and' nearer Winnipeg and the cast than Calgary, in fact the only territory that cannot be so well handled from Lethbridge is on tin: C. E. north of Calgary, and on thc-main line. Department is Now Self Sustaining- Improved Methods n, Oct. the i These facts should be forced on the' attention of people. 'The ther fiscal year.- the fed-i n( nf Washington, close of ano eral post office establishment will be- come self sustaining: this wiJl be ac- complished without curtailing the ser- vice or lessening its efficiency. Tiiis statement was made tonight by Postmaster General Hitchcock. Heretofore Mr. Hitchcock has indicat- ed bis belief thar. it may be possible, the op- eration of plans he had worked out, fo ylace the postal service oil a pay- ing :basis. By an effective organiza- Mc'Jicinc TIat, Oc1. 1 of postal department includ- Preliminary Steps Taken l.wltllina or two> For Organizing- a Corps of Boy Scouts in Meui- policy of the Board of Trade that, i! tho country was settled up with-far- mers the industries and wholesale houses would -c-onifi of their .own ac- count was'laudable enough and -quits true .to a certain extent, but his ex- perience was that personal contact; and persistent, hard work- in individu- al cases was required to. bring "indus- tries to a city.- A -separate branch of the Board of Trade' should be organ- ized to look after this work, It would be. a great pity to antagonize the Board of Trade ini any way or to set- up any competing organization. Contact With Outside Places The bridge-to-'t-hc-north-of-the-cilv ho thought, had been taken up and pushed for all it, was worth. Ilat, were at the City Hall, .Saturday evening when nearly 60 hoys gatlirrcd in the Council Chamber to list-en to the address of Scout Master Northcott, o'i Calgary, and to observe tlm demonstration of the quartette oi Scouts who accom- panied him. At the close of the per- formance the Medicine Hat boys cave throe lustv cheers for them, and near ly fifty signified their desire to be- come members of the detachment. Principal Sansom was appointed President., Mr.'Mcnecly, Principal of Montreal School, Vice-Presi- dent, and D. 'R. Ware, Secretary of the organization, .Jessop and G. MuliC-n will be Scout Mastors. Another meet ino; will be held later to enlist the bovs.' devices, it has been possible, said Mr. tiitciicqck, to reduce considerably the number of employees, and at the same time obtain increased efficiency in the nan-dling of the larger volume of busi- ness. -Similar methods o[ re-organiza- tion are now being applied to the en tire postal service. With the postal service able to pax- its own way, Mr. Hitchcock is con- vinced that "penny postage'' for first class matter is not. the "irridesceut been dropped temporarily owinp: !.o the recent disorganized state of 'ho provincial depart men i of public works. In regard to the radial rail- road, tboso who haii been in Spo- kane know tlia-t place was a made city, and one of the rhief fac- tors of Spokane's rapid arrowth v.-as the electric railroad system that radi ated in all flirections, tapping _ the neighboring towns and communities 'and making them directly tributarv to the city. The same thing should be done in'Lcthbndgc. W. Nelson pointed out that in Calgarv ihe Hoard of Trade is riivid-, dream" it has been declared. Indeed.) Ofj various sections such as tne. he is almost prepared to assert that one cent postage is in sight as a practical business proposition section, tho. manufacturing and so forth. (.Continued on page ;