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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald "hnne IV. Alia.; Friday, October Number 25ft COAL STRIKE MAY END THIS WEEK REVOLUTION SPREADS IN CHINA Fate of Ruling Dynas- ty Hangs in Balance OFFER PARDON To all Revolutionists Who Were Coerced Into Fighting Pckin, Oct. today faces r.n unprecedented crisis, as with the rpreail of the revolutionary activity ihe opinion is gaining ground that Hie fate of the ruling dynasty hangs i i the balance. The revolution is no longer confined lo the, central prov- inces, thousands of miles away fron tlhc capital. Pckin itself is threaten :1. Members of the cabinet admitted ioday that the garrison here 1 nown to be honeycombed with the 3 evolutionary sentiment. The same conditions exist in two great null rtary posts which guard the capital 'it Pao Wing Fn and Tien Tsin there still official'at tempts to minimise gravity of- the situation, but re- yorts reaching the capital give little 1 isib for hope s neub i Itidcs that Chung King was in dan- r ind that Ching had been taken .Hint' Yo Chow fallen and that communication between Hanson X'hang Sha, capital of Hu Chan Pro- ivince, was interrupted. The edict published today, offers pardon to, all i evolutionists "who were coerced in- 1o joining is conditional, however, on expressing suitable repentance for deflection. 'J'lie government today followed the id of 'yesterday, cashiering the iViceroy of. WH Chang hy extending Hie same treatment to General Chi- i ng commander of troops in !V.'u Chang .district, where last week's t. iithreat began. Tlie- effort of the futhorities Tor the- present will be concentrated in ah attempt to pro- ,vide adequate defense for-the capital, the Empire. j iJ'rograrnmcs for the ,atitiiinn manoeu- A'r.us. in'Kai .Fong, 400 miles south of J'ckin, where thirty thousand troops iV'ere to hare participated in extensive Drills, was cancelled today and the six Hi division of the army was ordcr- nl to entrain by this afternoon for J-'nng Tai, a suburb of Pckin. Washington, C., Oct. the I'hini'se legation, tonight it was slat- (Continued on page 5.) GETS LIFE TERM FOR MANSLAUGHTER Barrio, Out., Oct. the jury had disagreed in the trial of Arthur Sheridan, clmrg- ed with Ross Ford; in a quarrel at a dance, Shed- dan through hln counsel offer- to jjlead guilty to man- slaughter.. This wan accepted and he was sentenced to life Imprisonment. Sinister Forces in ;New Cabinet, Tory Paper Says Montreal, Oct. Dally Star (Conservative) iays: "There was the highest hope throughout the country that, with hit huge majority largely composed of 'new Mr. Border) would feel free to give us a government .wholly unshadowed' by. even a queitlon as to the character or reputation of any of the ministers. It would be pure hypocrisy for the Montreal Star to pretend that this has been done. People's memories are not short enough to have for- gotten our public opinion of some of the men who have been called to office. Sinister forces have been granted an admission to-the'privy council 'chamber at a time when they might easily have been rig- idly kept out "We cannot profess to be de- lighted with Mr Borden's first demonstration of -his of his duties as a prime mfnistet with a free Hand." OPERATORS AND MINERS ARE NOW IN CONFERENCE Prospect of a Settlement of the Strike Seems Favorable Th Check off System Causes Some Discussion Miners Want a Long Agreement HAVE A STRING ON THE MAYOR (Special to the Herald) Calgary, Oct. IcgisUtue iommittcc dcclaicd in lavoi of a 'adical move when thcr decided in avor 01 the election of the mayor, or a two-year term Mnslea'd of.-.onc, viih thn that the. council the option, months before he cmi of the mayorls first year, oi ing a bylaw qsKmg him to st-itul or re-election. If the mavor decides' not to stand a new election is to be held. Both these amendments, will have to pass tne before being added to the charter. The strike is nearing a finish. Re- presentatives of the Operators, ami Miners went into conference this morning shortly after eleven o'clock in .the offices of thfe A. R. i. Co. This conference, it is believed, is the result of the Miners' convention hero While the officials of. the Miners refused to make public any statement, there i-a every reason to believe that some basis of settlement is_ arrived'at which would be factory to the striking miners, which they'evidently, belteve favorably received by the operators. The whole situation is now in tii'e hands of Lewis Stockett, president of the Operators' Association, and -P. L. Naismith for the operators, and W. B. Powell, president of the U. AF.-W.' of A., and A. J. Carter, secretary of the same 'body, for the miners. Both sides have power to arrive 'at a de-, cision which will mean a settlement' of the strike, ami it te-likely that that conclusion may he today Yesterday at noon the. convention broke up, most of the 'delegates, re- turning, to their homes. The Execu- tive consisting of President Powell, Vice President Stuhba, Secretary Car- ter, and members of. the executive, j Messrs, Garner, Lees, Theodorov'ich, j McNnbb, and International Board Member Wallace remained to consid- er, ttoa situation. Working on the flnd- iug 6C the convention as a basis, -it appears that they decided to call Pro- sident'-'Stocktett, of tlic here for a conference. Mr. Stockett arriv- ed this morning, and the meeting oE the representatives was arranged for 11 o'clock. is still in progress, and: will likely continue t THREE MEN BROKE JAIL meii 'broke jail here tonight. How they got away without be- ff' ing seen is somewhat of a mys- tery, >b.ut they are certainly free and up to a late hour tonight 'thjey have not.been recaptured. got away, ny making a holeVthfough the wall at the back of the cteH into an ele- vator shaft. At noon President Powell of th miners was seen toy the Herald, bu refused to: divulge any of the of the morning session. Ah Bolutoly nothing- will -be given out .u; til such .time as the decision eithe for or against a, settlement is rezicl ed. But from what is known of th situation it is supposed that the ma matter to be decided is whether not the check-off system is to be con tinned under a new agreement. Th matter of wages will likely be decidec on the basis, of. the Gordon aware which seems to be acceptable to the miners. Another matter which wil Jo given serious consSdnraUon is the n for which a new agreement wil signed. The miners have been ling o.ut for a five yvmr agreemeu The operators have always been Sn Favor of a two year term. .This, bow ever Is a minor matter, and if the two parties can come to terms on tlite wage ami the checK-off clauses, ii will not ibe many days before the 800( men, who have been out of work since April :i from Fernie to Taber, will be back on'the job, and the mines of Alberta and eastern British Co- lumbia will -be running to their ful capacity, iu an -effort' to provide i (Continued on'page MAY DEVELOP IR0N ORE MINE prospects Located About a Mile North of Burmis FINE QUALITY TWO MEN KILLEp Bellingham, Wash., Oct. men were killed several other persons injiirtsd 'in a the Great Northern railway near here to- day. HAGRATH MAY GET A SEAT IN SENATE Winnipeg, Man., Oct. io H special dispatch lo the Free I'rcss from Ottawa the representation r-f Lhc prairie provinces in the scn- i tc is to be increased. When Hie au- lunomy bilb were In 1905, establishing the provinces" of Alberta and Saskatchewan it was provided llutt each province should, "be rented in the Senate by four members provided that such representation i iay, after tho completion of tho rest decennial census he.from 'time 1o Lime increased to six by act of 1'arliamcnt. It is now staled that the the HUM! time will also provide for the ifprcscnUtion British Columbia md Manitoba in the gentile also by members en civ. British Coiumbii has (inly three members and Manitoba, four the new senate tlis- IrilmUon will RIVC 24 members to 1hc wcsl, leaving members to On- lario, 2-1 In (Jucbcc, and 2-f to tho "iarilime provinces as at present. A aiitnis nanwt have alretdy tug- I Ilio govcrnmvnl will carry out ruvisions of. the act find at gestcd for the nine new: members' to be appointed -from' the west for British Columbia Gco. Cowan, ex-M. P., and Sir Charles Hlhhcrt Tuppcr, of Vancouver, and Ilohcrt F. Green, of. Victoria, an ex-member of the McBride government, are mentioned. For Alberta the names of -John Her- ron and C. A. Magrath, the defeated Conservative candidates in Medicine Hat. and Macleorl districts, respect- ively, and of M. R. McCarthy, ex P. for Calgary, are .suggested.'. In Saskatchewan U. S. Lake, ex-M.P 'or Qu'Aiipclle, is pretty..SHCO to hn provided for. In -Manitoba1 ,Alc.v, M.P., for Winnipeg, who is giving up his scat for'-flou.1 .Kohcrt Rogers, On .the event sc- curini; llu-. seat already IcH- vacant iy -the death of Senator while two other sena- torial'honors are said fro be Olen Campbell, ex-M.P., and Hon.1 A.' "A. 2, l.ariviuie The act .creating., (he .cnatorships will probably be .held >ver until ihe second sosaion of the tew parliiiment when the redistribu- ion hill will also be put through, Geologists and Surveyors are now on the Scene Pincher Creak, Oct.- Echo says: The people of south-western Al- hertn are getting so. used to disco; ar ng new features and new possibili- ties of tiieir district that manj of. them would not.be surprised to leain that a hunch of gold nussets hati bcei found on Pincher Creek's main stieet but nevertheless, it is possible tint many Echo readers are not aware that tlmre is an immense and val liable deposit, of iron ore just miles out town. Such is the case, however, and eral thousand dollars have already been spent on the property. Geolog ists asid surveyors are now at work on the find, and actual development of the property may begin at any time. This property is located on a lead of magnetic ore starting about one mile north of Burmis station on the Crow's Nest Pass branch of the Can adlan Pacific railway, In tho midst of Southern Alberta's fields of fine steam and cooking coal. Tho claims are located on the out- crop of the iron measures where ex- posed Cor a distance of about eight miles in a northerly direction, mid along these eight miles the ore is ex- posed and has fc'een uncovered in :M different places, showing .1 width in Ihe veiny of from 6 to '10 feet. From samples taken from'lhe different ex- posures, assay returns have becn ob- WILL BE ON A MAIN LINE OHLN.R. Running From Winnipeg Through to British Columbia TAP LETHBRIDGE INVESTORS GUESSED RIGHT IN CALGARY 4 Calgary, Oct. was an- nounced tonight that the C. P. 'R. car shops will be located on the property in the east end known as the C. P. R. Indus- trial site. This is the locality In wln'ch all tho speculative buying has been going on dur- ing the past year. BLEWUP Dynamite Got arator of Threshing Machine What might have resulted In a very serious accident happened at1 Raley the day before yesterday, when the threshing machine be- longing to Robert Hannah of Stir- ling, blew up while the machine was running, in some manner unknown to the owner of the ma- chine a stick of dynamite got In- to one of the stocks ;of grain, and was the machine, It was fed Into the separator, re- sulting In a terrible explosion, which completely wrecked the ma- chine. iFortunately no one-was injured although several, work? men were standing near the sep- arator at the time The engine, quite ed. No explanation has been of fared to-clear up the mystery AX ALL LAND ITS FULL (Special to the Herald) Vigary, Oct. legislative mraittee.ot the Gilgarj city tomi look a long step in the direction WHITFORD IS NOW A FREE MAN Jury Brought in a Ver- dict of "Not Guilty" PRISONER SMILED When He Heard the to Homestead George'ts a free nifflWv ho jury last night having brought IB a of "not guilty." That means that George Whttford, a well known colored man, is not heM responsible" for the death of Victor Thorny, a Cree halfbreed, on October 26, 1907, While it' is certain that Thomag IB dead the manner and means' of hit death remain as much of a >'er. The jury1 left, the court room terday afternoon at 4.20 to consider their verdict and the court ly proceeded to take up the case of R-ex versus Damson. The of ad- journment, five o'clock, arrived, 'but there was no sign from the jury room that the six good men and true were reidy to report. The court kept on until 5 30-and the sherlCf went see -if there was, a' likelihood of agreeing. Hoon, arid an they could'not promise an early the "court until.8.30, At.that time tte reported that they were ready. The court-room was packed witljji' :hrong eager to gee and hear end of that has caused BO much excitement In thetcSty. It was 8.40 before.the court was assembled-.and he jurymen in their-places. Clerk, of he.court Wallace asked them 1f had agreed upon their verdict and If o to say what it was through their of from 55 to per cent, met- ilic iron, With Jin eatimatfid average icroas the veins of over 50 per cent. This ,oro luis teen found to be al- mnst entirety frco from sulphur, phos- phorous and titanium. At. a point ot about one mile from Burmis there are two parallel veins exposed, allowing a width of 12 and 30 fcc-t respectively, Theao veins are about 80 yards apart. On another I on pngc a.) S. J. SHEPHERD1 Simpson J. Shepherd, the Liberal candidate in .tho bj Select ion for Lcth- Dridge City, was born in February, it Uitoxeter, county, Ont. Tho early days of his life wore spent on his father's farm, and his public schooi 1 raining was received at-the' Uupxeter public school. He attended the high school ;it Forest, Ont., and afterwards taught for a short time. Grading to be Done Be- tween Here and Regina Next Year Phichcr Ci-eck, Oct. Echo Ins week The Echo pointed Coming west in April, 1897 hp rfvcd af. Walsh and Mnpte Creek. Sask., until September, 190H, when he went east again to aUtmd Ijiiversily, graduating in law n April, lOOti. flaring his course of policy of railway char- ters fo anjr person or company .who anplii'd for line was wrong and would eventually, work to the detriment of the' country. Especially would this apply to Pincher Creek, 1 it was claimed, this district being over-run with" n'network of surveys, all yf which were covered by a char- ter of some sort or other. This pre- diction is now 'being proved to have McthH he ttcured a scholarship which becn ft ColTCct onc, and the Canadian entitled him to a year's course of !tudv in France, and .the following year he visited that country, studying part of tho time at London, Kng., and othter places of note on the continent. Returning i.o Janarta in 1007, he came once more, this time coming to Lcthbridgc where he entered the law office of Justice Simmons, in January, IMS. After the year there as a student re- by law, he wa> admitted to tho Bar of Alberta in-March. 1D09, going into partnership with Mr. Sini- nong in Juno of Dmt year. Since hat time Mr. Shepnonl has boon practicing law in the city, and by his icrsona'i onorgy has in iiiiUling up n large practice. He is roll known in the city and Utro.iiKh- ut Southern Alberta, fict'io'-is narking him as an and public plrltRil man with the best interests f tils province at hteart. His ability s a speaker murks htm as one of the rising young men of the province, and his keen interest hi all affairs por- tafning to the welfare of tho country, as a whole won for him a warm spot in tho hearts of the people of i Lelbbridge and Southern Northern finds itself blocked hy the various other charters which have been granted- for lines tluough this the single tonight when they decided to inalve a rccom mcmlation to ai end the, ctrutoi ,io Qrd the effect that m future all land ncjiu oreraan. J. H. Seattle then rose and' We have. Not tullty." The lerk then ascertained from jury hat they all- agreed with this' taxed at its full value and hmlihngb or improvements it onh fuLj pu cent, of their value. further "clause was inserted, allowing the .council to reduce the lax on improvements bv ten per cent, each year. lict Chief Justice Harvey then told Whit ord to stand, ami said to.him: "The believed your story appar- NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NOVA SCOTIA Halifax, Oct. Hon. 0. T. Uan'iels, who represents, Annapolis in the' Nova 'Scotia 'Legislature, was io day sworn in as attorney general of Nova Scotia. fent'ly. You are discnarged." He then asked Crown Attorney there was anything mow againit the prisoner and being assured in the giilive, Whitforcl was allowed to step out of the box a free man.; The-pris-, oner seemed, hardly sure of what the Judge-had said but being assured by the policeman who stood betfde him, at smile broke over his face and he made his way out of the court room to enjoy the.freedom of a free man, a privilege that had not been bis tor' several weeks. (Continued on page PRESIDENT POWELL IS BEING OPPOSED The miners of District Garner, who has-held that po- The C. NT. R. had intended to com- mence -grading from Pincher Creek next, woek, but for the reason above given, they will only he able to get line Workers of America, are having election of their own these days; j the nominations for the annual, elec- tion of their district officers having closed. President Powell is in the field for re-election and is being op- ilieir'rouro approved westward hy .1. 13. Smith, of Furnie. Macicod to a point about ninn miles I The Fernie miners, Gladstone local, south.cast cii Pincher Greet, and con- nominated Clcin Stnhhs, tho scqucntly grailing operations can on- ,-or presidency, but ilirco hnmircd teams and four dred men ready to commence ly tie carried on that far at present. This condition of afiairs is not on- ly serious for Pinclinr Crock, but ft is also working a hardship on the O. X.H. That company has an outfit of hun- work on this line next week, and it was thc'intcntion to start work at Mac- cod and Pincher Creek .simultaneous' y, but as the matter now stands this ilaa cannot he carried out. As a re- Creek may not see thq Taders this fall unless considerable insssuo brought lo bear on tte jcafie Mr. Stubbs would not- accept the nomination, they named Jlr. Smith as an altemative. Jlr. Stubbs decid- ed to stay with tiic vice-presidency and Mr. Smith is therefore in tho field for the highest executive office in the district. No other name than thai; of Clem Stubhs was put in nomination for vice-president, and he is therefore elected. The same honor was accord- ed A. J. Cnrter, who has been neore- iary-ttcasurer for several years. There is a hot fight on for the po- sition of international sition for several yeacs, has declined renomina'tion and no; fewer than sev- en aspirants have .been nominated for the position. These aro, Donald Mc- Nabb, ex-M.P.l1., Lethhridge Robert Evans, .Frank J. 0. Jones, Hill, crest; Wm. Graham, Coloman TV J. Harris, Jtichel J. '.A. Tnpper, ITosmer, and Reos, Feraic. Most of tho candidates arc well known amoag the miners of the locals and there is little difference, in their sev- eral chances. For sub-district No. 1 'J. Orav, of Fernio, is elected district hoard member without opposition; In dis- trict 2, the candidates are, W. Carruthcrs, of Frank and 13. Chris- tie, of IJelleviie. 'For sub-district Vo. 3, the candidates aro Louis of Lcllibfidgc, and Ed. Browii o! snrt for siih-ilislrict NTo. 4, Vm. Lees-of Bankhead, is elected dla- trict board member hy acclaoialion. The elections ttko plaee on the sec-( ond Tuesday of Dcceniticr, Ilio lay as the international elections take ;