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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta voc. i. LETHi RIDGE, ALMftTA. MONDAY, OCTOBER U, (Ml. HO. m. DALY AFRAID TO FACE A LIBERAL Con. aervative Candi- date In Brandon via li we're i III it tC4' be- wr Man., Oct. IJb- i not be represented at ths ve meeting ight. i.inM ago a iv Lion of the time s by the Conservative com i it a Liberal speaksr wouW icd. Mr; DSJy, however .ring that 'lone L the arrai-pv- r i--tl >M' Liberals tit NJ t> Kt-r would fucak. Tl.u ;n invi- taU'm to the Conservatives tV. be rep- nsttiiU'il nt the meeting whica Mr. holds' here oiit Thursday evsa- ii-jj but the S.Vvitation" been ds- AN ABLE MINISTER A ROUSING MEETING HELD AT PINCHER CREEK In the Intersi of A- B. McDonald Strong and Effective Addresses Were Delivered By Senator Talbot and G. P. Smrai, Of Camrose HON. WM. PUGSLEY MlnttUr. of Public Works, Who Ef- fectively Answered Charges F'ro- ffttred Against Him by.Om- THREW Sw; hsg last nigh. Washii the tc.p of a n hvre H.'id it t -is cf the lo J'..: trage. T in I. TUE INTO LAKE viand, Oct. bronze statue of i was removed from on; the quay >ved, thrown into The inhabi> re indignant' at ;atue was made i TS City, e days' bi city was. y- irbra smoke. K itid been def OUT .Oct. After with forest fires >rday afternoon no u M! dings in r-RANK HAS TO PAY isiS BILL Ai Coyest Bee- trie lights To Be Installed is es-i 1 that the hoi. ekss of ;est_fires in "Presque Isle 1 u counties number at with au of iu eacb family. YOUNG MAN DYIHG aged 17, 'Patterg 1 -niM Gordon West, aged 18 were in L ik-Ul near a man rush- ed of the woods armed with, a te- voivcr and fired at the youths both. Patterson now lies in general hospital with but slight of recovery. West was not aer- ioualy wounded. No Reason is known the attack and no trace -of tht has been discovered. Frank, Oct. to the death of R; Steeves, one of the coun- cillors, an election took, place last Friday, between Mark Drumm, editor of the Frank Paper, and Jake Whel- len, a building contractor. The vote stool 27 for Whelen and 10 for Drumm. C. P. Hill of C. A C. Co. has returned .from Spokane. He purchased a 2OO horse power lo- comotive for on which he pre paid into customs It will be used in shunting from Hillcreat to the Junction on the main line of C. N. P. Ky. reported from fopd authority t Fraak will .have etectric light "iSear, r. Co. having ordered a dyna- other'.machinery which.. are nmv way and are expected to arrive During Are at Fernie, when Mi- chel, was in danger, about 150 women and children to leave Pincher Creek, Oct. meet- ing held here laat night in the in- terests of Mr. A. B. McDonald, the Liberal candidate for this constitu- ency, proved to be one of the livc-ii- est ever held in the town. It waa attended by a very large audience and it was very soon evident that the crowd comprised about as many Conservatives as it did Liberals. This being Jno. Herron's home town has many strong friends here and they turned out in force. Mr. Thos. Scott, president of the lo- cal Liberal association, acted as chairman. After a very brief intro- ductory during which he extended an invitation to Opposition speakers to speak for three quarters of he called upon Senator The Sena tor. got quite a reception on corning forward to After expressing the pleasure it gaye him to see such a goodly crowd pres- ent, he plunged at once into poli- tical issues. The first matter taken up was the school question. He ac- cused the Conservatives of trying to once more bring up this question for the purpose of exciting race against race and creed against creed. The question was a dead one and should remain so. Mr. Talbot then referred to a sub- ject of which much has been made of by Mr. namely the restora- tion of the public domain. He posed the contention that the mines and minerals should be admin- istered by the province. To bis; argument he took-' hie. hearers back to the days ?f. Confederation, and said.if was then igreed upon that the" lands should be "by the Federal Government. When the lands of the North West were ac- quired from the Hudson Bay Co. by the Imperial authorities and handed over to Canada it was understood that the lands would belong to the people of Canada as a whole and not to any." school question and Uiuuied the Lib- erals for it.; He eaid the- Liberals once, held the aaine views with ref- erence to., the .'lands that the Conser- uow do. He went on to quote figures to prove that the pro- vince would be; better off if it had how money could be raised on these lands. He dealt with the administrative re- cord of ttie; Liberal Government in scathing ,tennii and predicted that as the ConserraJliive: .Government .had in 1806 so would ttaurier Government be overthrown by ''disgusted All three of these speakers had been by ques- tions and' "nAms of various "kinds, and at house wat in a regular Mr. Geo. P-xBmith, of Camrose, the last speaker of the evening when called on a said tee was glad to see so mirijr Cpnsenriiliyes out because it was he wanted most to talk.' He vould them to give him a :fair hearing that he could state plain facts fjfomj which they could form -their own conclusions He pro- ceeded to take, up statement of a previous speaker.! with reference to Free Trade, in He mentioned, the reve'uue only, when he was interrupt- ed by the previous speaker referred to who asked him to prove that Laur- ier did not preach free -trade in 1896. Mr. Smith stated in answer that he' would not use any arguments that were not true but the cry of "prove it" had been taken up by the Op- position supporters all over the house. -Much hot cross-firing took place between the speaker and his tormentors but eventually Mr. Smith silenced them by offering to put up a- cheque iof that his statement could'not be disproved. He .said Laurieif: stands-today whsre he stood then. He (the speaker) believed F.ree Trade to be the ideal poiicy where possible but unfortunately it was hot possible-in Canada. He said the H. B. road was no cock and bull road but would r be a-reality if the people rose to the occasion as he believed they would on- Oct 26th. immigration question was then taken up; "Being questioned by A NEW CABINET MINISTER A YELLOW Did HU Best To Avoid Being Served With a Writ HON. CHARLES MURPHY Who Has Been Sworn in as Secretary of State in the Liberal ministration at Ottawa GOOD MEETING HELDATTABER Hon. W. H. Cashing Was the Principal Speaker Of the Evening cony etion -.ql ISSSj and proceed- ed to '-that in the Liberal platform laid at that time, was infavor of r. tariff for ROOSEVELT'S TRIP London, Oct. Times i- informed that Roosevelt vi.-l visit England after his African (rarly in 1910, He will deliver the Krim-unes lecture at Oxford and on occasion of the university eom- will receive the honorary" I'.vjriea of D. C. L., which Oxford J- has bestowed on Emperor Wil- li-ii. The Times further states''that J.f-.-.mling to the present plans Mrs. 3! r- velt will join the president at K'. toum on the journey north. the town, which they did, and came on to Prank. The town council billeted them at the hotels, guaranteeing their bed and board for two Now the town has a bill to pay of some They were nearly all miners' famil- ies and the council asked the U. M. W. of A. to pay -the billsvbut they refused. Then Michel was asked to contribute but they also refused. It comes rather hard on Frank people to provide this money but they will have to foot the bill. small portion. It would have one very bad effect, said the speaker, if each province had its own lands, and that would be competition between the provinces themselves. B. 0. would be saying Alberta was no good in an attempt to draw settlers to her own country. Alberta would be doing vice versa. Again said Mr. Talbot, if the provinces had the lauds and not the monetary grant they would be financially crippled and would "be tin- able to administer those properties. After speaking a little longer Senator Tragic Suicide Of An Army Deserter At Moose Jaw DESCRIPTION OF SEVORD 'The Mounted Police are offering S25 t for the capture of Jas. Sevord -.-.So escaped from the Barracks last He is described as follows: Afct 18, wanted for breaking1 gaol, nationality, Canadian; figure, rather slight stoop; height, weight, 165; complexion, dark; face, riithnr thin; colour of hair, dark brown eyes, blue; nose, straight; chin, medium; hair on face, none; marks, none; speech, slow, mild voice; walk, slouchy; manner, reti- cent; Clothing when last seen, hat coat, none; trousers, black mjcxl while 2 inch check; shirt, Government greyback; boots, heavy, black, lace ankta; employment, labourer. Had a blue handkerchief around neck. WAR CLOUDS LIFT AGAIN Moose Jaw, Oct. tragic sui- cide took place here last night. 'Earl F. a deserter from the TJ.S. efal persons as the bonus, Mr. Smith showed how this bonus was givt-n by maiiy other countries and how necessary it was that Canada should give it to secure immigrants. He quoted the alluring inducements held but as compared to what Canada offered. The North At- lantic; Trading company was taken iip and satisfactorily explained after which the speaker touched upon the school 'question. The interruptions had "continued right along but Mr. Smith got even with one of his tor- mentors by telling a story of a man who had-got-down a-hollow tree and could .out. In his desponden- cy thfnk -of all the mean things he had ever done which made him feel so small that he crawled out of a knot hole. "That's said Mr. Smith, pointing at his tormentor, while the crowd roared with laughter." The civil service commission was next taken up. The speaker claimed the only department in which irregularities were proved to have taken place was the Marine Department and the employees of this were nearly aii old Conservatives. Four of these were suspended. This statement again roused the ire of the Conservatives in the house and a regular uproar ensued which was only silenced when Mr. Smith in reply to a challenge to prove it, said Taber, Oct. good meeting in the interests ot C. the Literal candidate, was held-in. the L. D. S. church on Saturday' evening. Although there' were several other meetings the attend- ance was good. The speaker of the evening, Hon. W. H. Gushing, deliver- ed a splendid address on the ques- tions of the campaign. His argu- ments were clear and ''convincing. His defence of the Liberal policy aid re- cord and his criticism of the Conser- vative lack of policy and methods of campaign, were given. with- telling ef- fect n The other speaker, 0. B. Austin, of Lethbridge, devoted particular, atten-. tion to the records-of ..the parties and the candidates with1 regard to labor legislation. A feature of the TneeL- Omaha, Oct. a dramatic scene on Union Pacific train No. 8, last night in which the door of his stateroom was burst open by a depu- ty sheriff, Wiliam R. Hf-arst, the mil- lionaire editor was served with pa- pers notifying him that suit for 000 had'been brought against him for slander and libel by Governor Chaa. N.-Haskell, of Oklahoma, in the Doug- las county, Neb., district court. The summons were served by Deputy Sheriff Stewart for Smyth Smyth of Omaha, who are Governor Haskel's attorneys in the damage suit. The suit was filed in the district court at 1 o'clock last night, after which the papers were immediately withdrawn. It was known that Mr. Hearts would pass through Omaha last night on his way from Seattle" to N7ew York and plans were laid ac- cordingly. Union Pacific train No. 2 was due at 9.40 o'clock but didn't arrive un- til 11.20 o'clock. Deputy Sheriff Stewart was on hand with orders to the summons on Mr., Hearst. but had a trying time in doing s so. room, a navy entered the Cecil hotel and or- dered a beer and u spoon. Upon re- ceiving the drink he immediately Talbot announced his intention ofi.emPtied strychnine from :a package Ukefihori Of Peace Beof Preserved h tke. Balkans Fired Shot at Couple of Boys London, Oct. The cloud which lowered over the near eastern situa- tion on Saturday has been dispersed leaving a more hopeful prospect for the preservation of peace. Official de nial of the mobolization rumors from both Turkey and Bulgaria are being held to indicate the 'success of the fliplomatic efforts of the western pow- ers in Constantinople and Sofia to- making way for Opposition speakers. Upon the chairman asking for Op- position speakers, ifr. A. E. Cox took the plaiform. Mr. Cox after a few references to' the Opposition speakers 'stated that in 1896 one thing thai starred, the electors all over the ing many vote for into the glass, and throwing an en- velope addressed to Lieut. J. Jewett to the bartender, drank the poisoned He then left the hotel and proceeded to the Salvation Army bar- racks, where on the penitent form he expired. A letter left by the unfor- tunate man, stated that he was tired I of life and had made up his mind A knock, on the door of Mr. Hearst's stateroom elicited the information through the door from the editor's wife that "he was not in the rooi but had gone 10 the depot to send _ telegram. Not to be cheated, rthe deputy sheriff demanded admittance in of the law, saying that if he were not admitted 'he would break down the door. Then ensued, a dramatic scene. Mrs. Hearst, oh the inside, screamed out that she was alone and would ad- mit no and the deputy proceed- ed to.carry., oiitnis" threat to break in. Using his shoulder .as a battering he crashed through the door ing was the resentment expressed byl.and ?'as met: Mrs. Hearst, partial- a newly arrived American against the attitude of the Conservative party toward American immigration. ,The sauie man also expressed his admira- tion for the Leinieux Act as a means of keeping peace between capital and labor. The speeches were followed with the deepest interest and there is no sign but what Liberalism- is even stronger than ever in Taber. ward the problem settlement of difficult and although it "Dad" who lives on Crabb fct' is having troubles of his own. has a lot of hay in his back yard the police have been anxious t J him put undor cover, accord- i to the fire regulations. On he saw two boys, named Wal- '.jc-? and Whitney on his fence. He. pot a shotgun and let blate at them, fvrtunately, however, without any results, although a lath that Whitney had in his hand was shot to pieces. A complaint was laid with 1'ni police and to them he explained the boys wore setting fire to his I'Ay and that he would shoot them anybody else who tried to set fire hia hay. This afternoon he n to appear before Magistrate Hnmphriea a charge of discharging firearms the city limits, contrary to (W by-law. daily more clear that the agreement entered into by Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign secretary and K. wolski, the Kussian foreign minister concerning the proposed conference of the powers, is not acceptable to Aus- tria or Turkey, and that prolonged and delicate negotiations must pre- cede the assembling of the conference, belief in. the best informed -quar- Laurier was the fact that he preached Free Trade as they have it in Eng- land, while what had actually been done was to keep a tariff that was practically protective. He referred to the Hudson Bay railway as a cock- and-bull railway, and cast a doubt upon the Government's sincerity in this matter. He then procseded to compare Canada to a joint stock com- pany of which the Government were the directors. Before leaving the platform, the speaker referred to the North Atlan- tic Trading Company, which he spoke of as a nefarious corporation, saying that the names the members of this company refused in Par- liament. It had been sUted that if these names were given out it would drive the members to commit suicide. As Mr. Cox had not- occupied all the time M. A. G. Kemmis spoke for the Opposition for fifteen minutes. He denied that the Con- servatives again bnrafht up the to end it all. TELEGRAPH1CS His Excellency Earl Grey has re- turned to Ottawa from the West. W. A. HiU, a fanner near St; Thomas, was killed in a run- away. John Brown, of Pierson, Man., was accidentally shot while out chicken shooting. forest fires are raging around Orillia and Huntsville, Ont. The American fleet has reached Ja- pan. At 'North Bay Frank Watson, of Essex, a prospector, was found he had no proof with him but would back, his statement with a cheque for f 500 if his opponents would do .the same. The allegation of graft in regard to timber was answered by stat- ing that no Conservative had ever dared to make a definite charge. Mr. Ames came in for some sarcastic ref- erences in this connection. Several charges of corrupt practices were also taken up and dealt with at great length. The Crow's Nest Pass Railway deal was one and Sifton's wealth another. The prosperous condition of the country now, as with the stagnation of 1896 was shown and much credit given to the government. Laurier's cabinet was upheld by the speaker, the Crow's Nest railway deal touched upon, the personel of the two candidates contrasted, after which the speaker wound up with a glowing eulogy of Sir Wilfrid Laur- ier's life work for the Liberal party and Canada. Three heai-ty cheers for MacDonald MILITARY ACADEMY BURNED. Lincoln, Neb., Oct. Ne- braska military academy three miles west of this city was destroyed by fire early today. The sixty-five boy students escaped in safety. The loss is estimated at with but insurance. ters still is that peace will i be un- Sir Wilfrid Is THOUSANDS ARE LEFT HOMELESS As Result Of Terrible Forest Fores In Michigan State disrobed, and apparently on the of hysteria. Nothing daunted, although Mrs. Hearst rushed screaming through the aisle. Deputy Sheriff Stewart started to kick in the door ot the toilet room adjoining the stateroom. iThen ft was that Mr. Hearst emerged and accepted the papers deputy sheriff thrust out. Mr. Hearst said hat the summons was entirely un- xpected and that he had not the east suspicion that anything of. the nd was to occur in Omaha. "Why did you refuse admittance o the was asked, "Because myself and wife were re- iring for the explained Mr. Hearst. "Frankly I don't believe the case will ever come to trial and the knowledge that this suit has been iled does not disturb me in the least. When Governor Haskell said jiot very ong ago that his only reason for not bringing action against me was his ack of funds. I offered to donate the necessary amount from my pocket, and this offer still holds good." Examination of the door of the stateroom disclosed the fact that "no damage had been done aside from breaking the lock. were given, the Conservatives still for A despatch from Sofia to the says that it is understood that Bul- garia is willing to negotiate for the purchase of the Oriental railroad, either with Tnrkey or with the com- pany for a sum to cover the com- pany's rights and Turkish proprie- of V iciory Ottawa, Ont.. Oct. thou- sand people gathered in O'Dea's rink Saturday evening to to 8ir Wil- frid Laurier address a meeting. Many were unable to obtain admission. The tary rights. Thtt sum It Is meeting was preceded by a parade will be divided between the company the various Liberal clubs and Turkey jn proportion of 55 and 45 per cent, respectively, ac now the case with the receipts of the railroad exceeding certain took part. In his speech Sir Wilfrid that he was as sure of being returned to power as he was of his existence. He will be given a mag- nificent reception. nine months in prison. Sir Thomas Siiauirhnessy has de- cidod to go over the main Hne be- fore coming over the Crow's Nest line. He is expected to arrive here next Sunday or Monday. i Officers Lose Certificates present retaliating with cheers Herron. A word of praise is certainly due Mr. Smith for his splendid address, which occupied two hours and a half and was given under most trying con- ditions.' He proved himself a plat- form speaker of no mean order and one who will always be welcomed in Piachfr Creek. Winnipeg. Oct. In the report of the enquiry into the burning of the steamer Princess, at Warren's Landing, Lalce Winnipeg, last month, in which eight lives were lost, com- mander Spain this morning cancelled the certificates of Captain and Chief Engineer Cornish. He blames the carelessness of the crew for the disaster and censures the of- flean for the lack of Attempt to Kill a Chicago Priest "Ohlomfo, Oct. attempt to assassinate 'Rev. J K. Fielding, pastor of ther Corpus Christi Roman Catho- lic church was made today. After shooting at the priest in the Sunday school hallway of the church, the would be assassin knocked down several children that stood in his way and ran jnlo the street and es- caped. The priest waj not hit. The man is described being either Greek or Italian. Alpena, Mich., Oct. tonight from the (Ionic swept coun- try in this section of the state indi- cate improvement iu the fire sit- uation. The winds-lessened material- ly but the temperature began to drop this afternoon and colder will cause great suffering among the hundreds of homeless burned-out refugees camped in their yards or huddled together in the few buildings and shacks left in the little which have been swept by the fires. Many of them were dri ven from their homes in the nigh only partially clad. Between Hetz and Roger City it i estimated the total loss of life i twenty in Preaoue Isle and Alpc na counties. Hogers City, last nigh I reported in imminent danger, has Vvoon c T wtuT- reported destroyed, is also safe. The village of Hoscn has been in great danger but its cliantes cf es- from destruction arc tonight thought to he much better. The town is surrounded by fire Imt is m no im- minent danger unless the wind should shifl to the north. From to men arc on the fire lines- fight- ing the flames back. A FARMER'S DEATH Hamilton, Oct. Hall, a" farmer of Clappison's Corners, fell through a trap door in his barn to- day. He died at the city hospital without regaining consciousness. GOT FOURTEEN YEARS Saulte Ste. Marie, Ont., Oct. A Chilles Scigliano was sentenced to H years in the penitent.iry by Judge Lalchford on a charge of man- slaughter. Postoffice In NorthWard Montreal, Oct. L. -Border addressed large meetings at Granby yesterday afternoon and at Lennox- ville last nffht. A separate post office may be es- tablished in the North Ward. For a long time the present city post office has been too small and the business nas IXJCTI congestea. Senator ber, W. C. Simmons and the post- master have been trying to persuade the inspector, D. A. Bruce, of Cal- gary, to have another office in North Ward so as to relieve the situation here. Even if a new post office wers to be started in the city at once it would be a year before it would be ready and in the meantime the con- gestion at the present quarters wouM getting worse. If inspector can make satisfactory arrangements as to quarters aad services it is libs- ly he will have an ottos opened thsrs socft M possisls. ;