Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
Daily Herald VOL II. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1909. NO. HAD TO SIT IN THE STAGE WINGS Mix Up In the Fernie Insur- ance Case TURN DOWN PLEA FOR GRANT Alberta Government Refuses To Give Amount Asked (Special to The Herald.) Edmonton, Oct. delegation consisting of W. Whyte, Second Vice President of the C.P.R. John W. Dafoe, editor of the Winnipeg Free Press ;-'N.W. Hutchinsdn, D. C. Cameron, and T. A.' Anderson, inter- at- not to the Herald) Fernie, Oct. interesting case growing out of the great fire of last August has just been decided by county court Judge Wilson. The Anglo-American, insurance company had refused to pay a loss resulting from the fire on the grounds that the local agent, F. J. Watson, was not authorized to issue interim re- ceipts that the receipt was not is- sued, until after the fire, and that the proper notification of loss had not been given. Judge Wilson ruled against all these and rendered judgment for plaintiff for the full amount of the policy and for costs. The case was well fought on both sides, Lawe Fisher acting for the plaintiff and Eckstein McTaggert defending. A Gambling Case W. A. Ingram was yesterday sent up for trial upon the charge of keep- ing a gambling house, by Magistrate Whimster. This case grew; out of a conviction of five men a few days ago in the same court upon charges of gambling in the pool by Ingram. The place-was raided in the wee small hours of a; peaceful Sabbath morning and men. the table. I ments in the development of the .pro- poker-chips and all other parapher-j vince that demanded heavy outlay nalia of the" gaming table taken along the line of public buildings and to the police station where a search of the men brought forth money and more chips, most of the money be- ing found in the possession ofj the banker, an employee of the house. The men were found guilty and fin- ed and casts, which was paid. Last' Sunday the city police made another haul, this time bringing Simon Dragon, manager of the Queen hotel.up for violation of the liquor act by selling the forbidden stuff on Sunday. The. case Irought against Ingram for running a gambling house is the second now pending against him, a similar charge having been 'brought some time ago, -which was referred to the supreme court upon a stated case. In his defence of the five mea charged' with gambling, Mr. Eck-: who was defending them, made i a plea that the game being played was not a gambling game and said -that the game of bridge, so-exten- sively played in the most select so- ciety, was always played for a for- feit but could not be called a gambl-j ing game, but the magistrate would not stand for such logic and found the men guilty as stated. There has been no protest from the said select society against the state- .ment of 'Mr. Eckstein and common people have been wondering whether there is no select society in this or whether the statements about the forfeits are true. :'Rate of Taxation The .city council struck the rate for taxation upon the assessed valuation AN EXCURSION TO PEACE RIVER KILLS IN J.K. Cornwall, M. P. P. One Town In Tenries To Take Big Party j see Was AViped North Out MANY LIVES (Special to The Herald.) Edmonton, Oct. Com wall, member for Peace River, ana owner of the Northern Transports tion. Company, who has just returned from the north, is out with a new proposition to advertise his constitu- viewed the members of the Alberta Government this afternoon, asking mer, probably in June, he will run for a contribution of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars from Al- berta to the Selkirk Centennial Exhi- bition. The answer of the govern- ment was that they ,could not see their way clear to grant the request. Whether the government was. 'pre- pared to maintain an exhibit at the exposition was not considered, that proposition not being presented by the delegation. Premier Rutherford told the delegation in unmistakable terms that he was not prepared to entertain their proposal and gave grounds for his refusal as follows First That 1912 was too early a date in the-progress and development o.f the Western Provinces for an tempt at a world's exposition. Second That' Alberta could hope to secure substantial returns from such an extensive outlay on an exhibition to Winnipeg. Third That there we're require- roads .and that the government were under the necessity of meeting these requirements at once. ehcy. Cornwall says that next sum- an excursion into the north on which he will take 100 magazine writers and newspaper head liners from the United States into the north country to show them the 25 million acres "which the Dominion has to give away homesteaders locate, in the Peace River district. From the time they leave Edmonton until the return all expenses will be paid. The trip will take six weeks, and travelling via Athabasca Landing trail, Atha- basca River, Lesser Slave River crossing and up the Peace to Fort St. John, the distance covered will he close to miles. Corn- wall does not own a foot of the land in the Peace River. He is undertak- ing the excursion at his own expense in order to get people interested this constituency. He" says Lesser Slave River, Lake trail to Peace should be a million people in countrv. in there that Memphis, Tenn.; patch from Acton, Oct. Tenn., earlv des- to- chy says fifteen people were killed at Hamburg, Tenn., when the storm, passed over that section last night. The property damage was heavy. Memphis, Oct. des- patches reaching Memphis early to- day confirm reports as to loss of life, personal injury .and property dam- age from the storm which swept through North 'Alabama and middle and west Tennessee last night. The casualties as far as know killed outright and approximately a score injured. As to the monetary loss, accura-te estimate is as yet im- possible. Later advices confirm the report that Denmark, in Madison county, been practic- ally wiped from the map. -Fire fol- owed the passage of 4he storm, con- tinuing the work oi destruction to- day. The town is largely smoulder- ing embers. But few es- Launch Believed To Be Wrecked On Min- nesota Lake St. Paul, Minn., Oct. launch Sarah L-., nve days out of Walker, Minn., is.. believed to have gone down with all on board, on Leech Lake, in a three days' storm swept the lake Sunday, Mon- day and Tuesday. A government boat has been sent out to look for the wreckage or dead bodies. The Sarah L. left Walker Sunday morn- ing heavily laden with supplies and was last seen at noon Sundav. It ATHABASCA IS IN SERIOUS SHAPE C. P. R. Steamer Upon a Rock Off Bruce Peninsula VISITORS SAW GROWING CITY Municipal Men Were Taken For a Drive Owen Sound, Ont., -one of the worst gales that has swept the upper lakes, the steamship Atha- basca of the Canadian Pacific fleet, ran ashore on Flower-pot Island at the head of the Bruce peninsula last night. She is in a serious position with her bow upon a flat rock and the main part of the ship afloat in about fifteen fathoms of water. There s about four feet of water in her hold. The first news of the wreck winds in the narrows and out of its course. It had on board a schoo! teacher, Miss Maude Morical, of Walker Mrs. Patrick Kennedy and her daughter Stella, Mrs. Karl Man- ley and twenty-four Indiana. WAGON LOAD OF WHISKEY SEIZED AT COBALT Cobalt, Ont., Oct. wagon load of whiskey, estimated to be worth was seized by the pro- police here at the house of caped flames arid there were dam- i a man named Mathesenar, living PROMINENT CURLER DEAD "tltica. X. T., Oct. I. Johnson, head 'of the firm of Jolrn- Scheme To Fool Father Chief G-illespie has got a man land- ed after keeping the wires -hot after him since the end of last week. The son and Murray, of this city, died rman is a C.P.R. locomotive fireman this -morning after an accute 'attack'and 'he is wanted for abduction, and of indigestion.- Mr. Johnson was known in Canada throughout the state as a prominent curler-for years: McBRIDEISTO SUCCEED BORDEN In Leadership Of Conserva- tive Party SaysRevelstoke Mail Herald of a little more than at their last session, the rate for all purposes being two mills on the dollar. Mix-Up at Theatre An .unpleasant mix-up occurred at opera honse last night of'the appearance the Fernie upon the .occasion of the San Francisco Opera company. Revelstoke, B. C., Oct. changes are in contemplation in the political world, says the Mail Herald of this city! One of the main objects of the Hon. G-. E. Foster's visit to the is to pave the way' for a change of leadership in the Dominion Conservative party. The new leader in view is Premier McBride. Now that a provincial election is is now at Creston waiting for some one to come for him to bring him back here. According to the information the police have the accused got the 15- year-old daughter of a man named Jones, to run away with him. At the time the McPhee show company was here he and the girl put up a story to-the father that she had been told by the show people that had great talent as an actress the father that he would she and girl to a college in Colo- he told send the rado to study to get on the stage. The father believed the story and made no objection. The fellow took the train for Fer- nie and the girl passed as his wife. The chief- got after him by wire but he had left Fernie an hour before for Spokane. Finally, this 'morning -he was found at Creston, B.C. A R.N. W.M.P. officer will go after him to- day. The girl's mother died a short time ago and the girl is the oldest of the. family left with 'the father. aged by the wind so much as to ne- cessitate a complete rebuilding. With the first gust of wind, besides numr rous dwellings and more frail struc- tures, eighteen substantial business houses were twisted into wreckage. Quickly following the passage of the storm came the fires and for several hours, with the air of primative ap- pliances, an effort was made to check the flames, but to little avail. The last despatches from Denmark told of the fire gradually burning it- self ,out. At Whiteville, a "factory and church1' building were wrecked. At Bufbrd-Station the Louisville Nashville depot and-freight buildings were destroyed and several other structures badly damaged. Near Mulberry the .dwelling and farm houses on the plantation of R. Mattow were demolished. At War- trace, a negro settlement, was level- led. The storm played havoc with plantation property, the wind tear- was then laboring against the rising was received at the C.P.R. steam- ship office here at 10.30 this morning in a wire from Tobermorey. The flagship of the fleet; the Assinaboia. arrived here at 12.10 noon, four hours late and brought in word of the disaster. The Athabasca was sighted in distress on" Flower-pot Island about 6.30 this morning 'and' the Assinaboia got within a short- distance of the Athabasca. Owing to the terrible sea it was thought un- wise to., attempt any assistance. It was also feared that if she pulled 'off she might sink as the damage was so- serious. Conversation with the megaphones was "earried on between the two ves- sels, but with much difficulty owing to the high winds. All possible speed and preparations are being made 'to send assistance to the wrecked vessel It is likely the tug Harrison, one of thai largest 'lakes, will be sent rom this port, and the an- other of the C.P.R. fleet, may'-also eave this afternoon for the wreck The Athabasca left Owen Sound yes- terday at 1.30 o'clock with a fair istsQt passengers and large cargo o package freight. French town. Matheson has two teams and it is believed he has been acting as the wholesale agent for the' "blind pigs." in town. Cook Given Freedom Of N.Y. ing the frail farm buildings to bits, medal. New York, Oct. York be- came the storm centre of the North Pole controversy again today, when Dr. Frederick A. Cook and several others, who have figured prominently in the discussion, arrived here. The explorer came from Atlantic City to attend a reception in the alder- manic chamber and receive the "Free dom of the city" from the board of aldermen. The Arctic Club of Amer- ica also planned to give him a gold The visiting delegates to" the Muni- cipal Convention were given a demon- stration of the public school drill at the Central school this monk- ing, arriving a few minutes before the time of opening the convention. The alarm was rung and the five hiint- dred or more pupils filed out orderly in fifty-two seconds. The visitors were much pleased with -the test. At nine o'clock over fifty of the delegates were taken for a 'drive all" over the city by the city council. The visitors expressed themselves greatly surprised at the very 'evident progress of the city and the boule- vards, sidewalks and streets, where finished, received much .favorabter comment. The new power house and, the coal mine were places' of consid- erable interest, while many saw big bridge for the first time. f After driving all over the-city the crowd went over to the school where" the'session opened at ten The session was opened by Profc E. Muir Edwards of the of Alberta, with a-paper on "The Present Status of the Septic Numberless trees were uprooted and the hail and heavy downpour of rain levelled vegetation. Telephone and telegraph companies suffered mater- ially, long stretches of wire beine; torn from their fastenings. TWELVE LIVES LOST Bergen, Norway, Oct. Nor- wegian steamer Sterk, a small freight- BRING LAW INTO CONTEMPT Action In Giving New Trial To a Man Found Guilty Of Murder crew of 12 were lost. coming on in British Columbians a j er, :foundered today off Molde. The favorable opportunity for the change. The idea is that Mr. McBride will not be a candidate in the coming provincial elections, but that he will resign the premiership, recommend- ing the Hon. W. J. Bowser, the at- torney-general, as his successor. The provincial Conservative party will then go to the country under Mr. Then a way is on to. keep order and a few men were given seats in the wings from whence they cast side glances at the pretty chorus girls, causing them much em- barrassment. Owing to the tangle the, play did nor commence until af- ter nine o'clock. The play was "The Gay Parisene" Bowser's leadership. Tiien a and it appears that the'house had 'ito be found for the Hon- R' been over sold. Many people were to enter fwJeral politics, kept waiting for a long time while! now UBdcr consideration the tangle was being straightened j that Mr' Barnard. M.P. for Vic- out. The city police were called up- -toria' resign his seat in the Commons, and that Mr. McBride shall be the Conservative candidate for the bye-election, in the that he can easily carry Victoria. The next move on the chess board, pre- suming the plan carries so far, will be a caucus of the representatives of the Dominion Conservative party, at which Mr. Borden will tender his re- signation as leader, and Mr. McBride will then be chosen in his stead. The Conservative party will then go to the country at the next Dominion election under the leadership of Mr. McBride. H- R. G-reen is at'Nelson getting the interests of the provincial servative party in shape for early election. At Tmir it is not likely that J. H. Schofield'wiJI be opposed. At Nelson there will be a fight for the Conservative nomination -be- tween Harry'Wright and P. S. Len- nie. The. government propose to straighten out the difficulty by giv- ing Harry Wright a good appoint- ment in some other part of the pro- vince. Mrs. Dooley Dies In Calgary Agincourt, Ont., Oct. Edward Barrill, the guide, whose affidavit denying that Dr. Cook ever scaled Mt. McKinley, who was the'sen sation of yesterday's developments in the controversy, is expected here to- day. 'Dr. Roswell 0. Stebbins, of the Arctic Club, today said that three days ago Dr. Cook received a tele- gram from Cook to meet him here yesterday. The ex- plorer was unable to come at that time but his wife remained at her hotel here all day yesterday, wait- ing in vain for the guide to" appear. BACK TO" AMERICA Qjueeastown, Oat. Secretary John O'Callaghan and Captain Edward O'Condoru the dele- gates from the United Irish League BOYCOTT SPANISH GOODS Brussels, Oct. Socialists today declared la boycott against Spanish goods jand .resolved to keep the flag at their 'headquarters at- half mast until the execution of Ferrer was avenged. DID GET MONEY FROM MR. BORDEN But Girl Still Persists the Cabinet Minister Is All Right o.j Oct. re- sumption of the case King vs. Car- ruthers this morning, Miss. Chalifour cross examined, said that she had got two thousand dollars from Sir CHIEF JUSTICE RETIRING Winnipeg, Oct. month- there will be an important in the" judiciary of Manitoba. After thirty years of faithful and efficient service upon the the chief justice of Manitoba, the Honorable under the proviaao-ns Dominion law, which permit a judge of his age and length of nuation. service to accept superan- LLOYD-GEORGE MAY RESIGN London, Oct! is cur- rent in financial circles this afternoon fchat Chancellor of. the Exchequer Lloyd-George will resign as a result of the great conflict over the budget. Word has been received -in the city of the death of Mrs. Vincent W. Doo- ley in Calgary at two 'o'clock yester- day afternoon. Ernest V. Dooley, her son, who is on the brewery office staff in this was sent for but got home too late to see her alive. Mr. and "Mrs. Dooley lived for up- wards of ten years in this city, Mr. Dooley being associated with brewery, and the bodv will brought here for burial. During her residence here Mrs. Doo- ley made a great many friends to whom the news of her death will he a shock and a sorrow. there is some thing wrong with a criminal law which allows a new j ti trial to be, ordered for a man who has been found guilty of charge of murder, was the opinion expressed at a meeting of representative farmers of the district held here last night. The meeting was called for the pur- pose of giving farmers an opportun- ity to discuss the case of Walter Blythe, section man, sentenced to be hanged for the brutal murder of his i wife last January, twice reprieved j anfl now ordered to have a new resolution of the United States, whc> have just concluded a .our of Ireland., sailed for home today on the steamer Oce- anic. They were given a dernonstra- farewell. Eckstorm's Good Heart (Special to the Herald) Fernie, Oct. 15.-C. J. Eckstorm, j proprietor of the Dallas hotel, Leth- heard Madam Clements bad intended Frederick Borden. She had been ask- ed to make evidence -to prove "en- ough against Sir Frederick to get money from him. She was quite willing to share profits. It was after she had told her mother she had got' some money that her mother asked her to give evidence to get more. An affidavit was read reciting tha't she had not had. improper relations with Mr. Borden at her mother's house, nor had Sir Frederick induced her to go to Montreal. Witness said she had intimate relations, with several men who visited her at Madam Clements in Ottawa, but Sir Freder-j ick was not one of them. She had I It was not his intention to deal" elaborately with .the-, theory matter but rather to discuss The septic tank, definer was a tank. in which the action of a anaerobes prevented the accumulation of so-lMs unhampered by-1 .the presence J of aerobes or oxygen or The ordinary tank was rectangular in shape and from- 6 to'8 feet deep, and a hundred by fourteen feet "in surface. The following claims were before the for" f (jl) That the "question of the posal of the sludge or suspended sol- id material in the sewage which, wan always a difficult problem, was sat- isfactorily settled in that" taaJt: practically digested all the 'organic solid matter contained therein. (2) That it destroyed any disease producing organisms in the sewage." (3) That sewage which had passed through a septic i tank was more sua-r ceptible to further treatment in that it was more easily oxidized than sew- age from which the solids had been allowed to settle, either with or without the aid of chemicals in the tanks, which were frequently cleanei out. These claims had been made only as 'a preliminary treatment and ia all cases where a high degree of puri- fication -was desired a secondary, ;reatment "In summing up the present status of the septic tank, one .cannot do letter than quote again from the re- port of the royal commission. It must therefore be said that some of the more important claims, which were originally advanced in favor ot he septic tank treatment have not stood the test of experience. At tie same time we think that in certain circumstances the adoption of this method of treatment as a prelimin- ary process is efficient and economi- cal." The discussion on the paper, as well as the discussion on the draft of the new municipal act of Alberta, will be reported in issue. TRICK TO BRING ALIEN LABOR Hamilton, Ont., Oct. A party of pickets laborers with Wa'lf bridge, was in town yesterday in at- to blackmail Sir Frederick. of wh.cu will be sent to members of L ix, y m _______ parliament, and Sir Wilfrid at the funera! of the late and Minister of Justice, expressing i Frank Sherman, and before leav-l opinion -that the delays are liable to ing his personal cheque for MONTREAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE bring the administration, of justice handing it to President Powell into contempt. The resolution calls for an amendment as will make a repetition of this occurrence impos- sible. To Macleod In Less Than Hour Superintendent Maharg informed the Herald yesterday that passenger trains would be running over the Lethbridge-Macleod cutoff before the end of the month. The distance be- tween the two- towns will be covered in less than an hour, a saving in time of about an hour. The old line will he completely abandoned. DECIDING "GAME TO- MORROW AT DETROIT The deciding game of the world's championship will b? played in Detroit tomoirow. At the 'beginning of the ser- if. -ies it was decided if the gam- es went evenly up to tha last that a day's should.-be. taken. Yesterday Ban John- son won the toss from the Pittsburg man and chose De- troit as the place of playing. instructions to use it for the relief of Mr. Sherman's family. This is a worthy example which is likely to be followed by others. Bridge Site At the request of W. A. Buchanan, M.P.P., Hon. W. H. Cushing, minis- ter of public works, and John Stocks deputy'minister, with Aid. Hatch, as cicerone, inspected the proposed bridge site near Diamond City yes- terday afternoon. They looked over the, approaches and listened to Aid. Hatch's explanation of the. immed- iate necessity for the structure. j On Question of a Canadian of Duty to Participate Montreal, Oct. It is the'- a the Dominion to participate in defence of Empire, while at the same time conserving its initiative as to nature and form of this in naval defence of the empire. This was the opinion presented by legis- lation committee of the Chamber of Commerce at regular meeting yester- day. The report was unanimously ad- opt .-d, BUILDING PERMITS Building permits were taken out yesterday by C. W. Gray for the erection of a single storey store on North Waivl, Morrison for a frame residence on Bartlett St., 200 and by Henry Hallworth for a frame residence on Hodgman St., i Westminster Bo-ad, By W. J. their possession from Buffalo to De- troit, theld "here yesterday at the in- stance of the Canadian Immigration authorities at Niagara Falls and sent to Buffalo last -night. Immigration officials claim men engaged to work on the Grand Trunk Pacific and were bound for Toronto, but the tickets to Detroit were given them for the pur- pose of throwing the immigration au- thorities at the border off the track. SOLD FOR Hat, Oct. D. Ben- W. R. Babington's acres farm changes hands for a consideration of some John and Charles low, of Iowa, .and H. E. Barnum, of St. Paul, are the purchasers. AUSTRALIA ADOPTS CANADIAN IDEA Melbourne, Oct. bill for the appointment ol a high commis- sioner in London passed ,both houses. The defence bill was read a second ime in the House of Representatives vesterday.