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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1909, NO. THUNDERBOLT AT PRINCE ALBERT Exposures Against the Mayor Due On Muni- cipal Franchises Ptince Albert, Sask., Oct. Questions involving the administra- Montreal, Que., Oct. able concern is felt by the city's j-health officials over the typhoid sit. nation. Last week there were 3i new cases. Ottawa, Ont., Oct. ...Wilfrid, Laurier left today for B'eamsville to attend the wedding on Wednesday of the daughter of Senator and Mrs. Gibson. Ont., Oct. bills for manslaughter were returned ag- ainst Harry and Fred Jopiing at the assizes today in connection with the death of .Arthur Bollard, of Toronto in August last. Brantford, Ont., Oct. McGuire; found guilty of 'criminal ne- gligence ''at the Brantford assizes in connection- with the Mount Vernon wreck, last year in which three.lives were lost. London, Oct. six hundred patients were marched out of London asylum in less than three minutes this afternoon when fire was discov- The loss was trifling. tion of a million dollar municipal franchise and concerning the concealment from the city council aitd public of important documents concerning the LaColle Falls project, were at last night's regular meeting ered in thc buildibg- oi the city council put to Mayor Charles McDonald by ex-secretary Beatty, of the Board of Trade, who resigned his position some weeks ago as a prelude to .his exposures. Re- fusing to make good or to have the minutes of; former council meetings produced, Beatty demanded the resig- nation of the mayor or his immediate suspension by the council. Great excitement prevails among the ratepayers as the mayor, con- trols one of the journals, and has muzzled the other. The revelations came as thunderbolts to the public, j A TRESPASSER MET HIS DEATH Man Fell Through the Big Bridge Last Night P. R. man. Exhibit Has Gone To Billings CITY WILL PAY EIGHT THOUSAND All V1! Dollars To lover All Claims tainst The Board of Trade shipped their exhibit for the .exhibition held in connection with this congress last week and Mr. McNicol left for Bill- ings, this morning where he will in- stall the .exhibit and stay with it during the time of the exhibition. Everything .'-how points to this con- gress and exhibition being the most important of its iias as yet been held. Some -delegates, most of whom are- ''dry. farmers'' will attendance. Addresses will be given-by the most prominent and best known "dry farm- ing" experts, in the world. The Board of Trade special Pullman will leave here'on Monday, Oct. 25th at 9.30 a.m. and will make the trip very comfortable for those who go. There are a few vacant berths yet and anyone wishing to go should see G. M. Hatch at-once mak-e a re- I serration. The body of a man lying dead un- der the big bridge about midway over was reported to the police this morn- ing. The body was identified as a man named John Johnson, one of the workmen employed at the C. Camp .at Kipp} as water- He had been in town last night in company with a number of fellow workmen and on his way back to camp during the night had appar- ently fallen through the bridge meet- ing death instantly. The coroner con .sidered an inquest unnecessary. Johnson came up from the East onl> a few weeks ago with the extra gang brought out for the construc- tion work west of the city. He was a young man of not over twenty years of age. He .belongs to Mon- treal. The body is at Addison's un- dertaking parlors. The men of the camp i are taking up a subscription to burv him. BLACKSMITH OFF ON v SUSPENDED SENTENCE Portage la Prairie, Man., Oct. Isaac Bauslagh, an Oakville black- smith, who pleaded guilty a few days ago to a charge of forging a note os collateral security, today was releas ed on suspended sentence. GAELIC LEAGUE WILL ERECT A MONUMENT Toronto, Ont., Oct. proposal has been made by Mr. Patrick F. Cronin, of this city and adopted by the Toronto Board of the Gaelic, League, for the erection of a. monu- ment to the memory -of the hun- dreds of immigrants who died of ship fever in. 1847.-and were buried in St. Paul's, Toronto. MANY DRUNKS UP BEFORE THEVBEAK There was a big: harvest -of-drunks at the, police court this the aftermath of a jollification of the men from the construction camps at .Kipp who were in town and started out to make things lively under the impulse of sundry repeated ags. There were several lined up this morning and seven times three dollars and costs into the city's coffers. DESPONDENCY REIGNS IN QUEBEC i Because Or Success- ion Of Terrible Disasters PECULIAR DEATH OF JOHN RICKS, CALGARY Fell His MINING MUCH COAL AT FERNIE At the council meeting last night it was 1 decided that" the city take oyer the entire liabilities of the -Ag- ricultural society and secure the deed for the grounds at .once. The matter was. brought -ap by Ald., Oliver and met with the approv- al of the entire council. Aid. Hatch explained that-if the city would give a cheque for about eight thousand dollars it would clear up the entire liabilities and give them the title to the grounds, as well as an, assignment of a grant of about seventeen hundred dollars. There was at present-.a note against the society of three- thousand dollars, a mortgage of three thousand five hundred; and about fourteen hundred of a debt against the building yet. The Mayor stated the city can get money at five per cent., while the so- ciety is paying interest at the rate of eight and ten. per cent., and thought that the wisest plan would be to clear the matter up at once and give a cheque at once for the whole amount covering the liabilities i of the society. j On motion of Aid. Bowman the council authorized the finance com- mittee investigate the affairs of vthe society and pay the amount ow- 3ng, taking an assignment of the owing. The Agricultural society will be in a position now to start the next year with a clean sheet. SIR WILFRID" TO ATTEND WEDDING Oct. Wilfrid Lau- rier leaves tomorrow night for Beams- vilie, Ont., to.attend the wedding of MJiss Gibglm, Daughter of Gibson. TRADE UP TO PREVIOUS RECORDS i r Big Increase Of Canadian Trade This Year Over Last Year Ottawa, Oct. of Canada for total trade the first half .-of the PROMINENT SOUTH AFRICAN IS DEAD Qttawa, ''jOnt; Oct. 18.-U cable! gram from Cape Town, South Africa, announced the death there an Sun- day of Hon. Hofmeyer, mem- ber of the executive council of Cape Colony, at one time chairman of the Africander Bund, was a delegate to the .Cape Colony conference. WILL CHECK UP THE CITY STORES curreat fiscal year has been. 088 an increase of or ab- out 17 per cent, as compared with the corresponding six months of 1908. The-imports, exclusive of coin and bullion1, totalled an in- crease of or over 20 per cent: The increased customs revenue been The -total of the exports of domes- tic products for the -half year has been an increase of and .the exports .of foreign produce has totalled an increase of For September, the imports cd an increase of 155, over September of .last year. The trade of the Dominion is now up to the record figures of 1907. SUICIDE IN CELL George Wells, abductor, convicted and remanded .for sentence till: tomorrow. .About three thirty this after- noon the chief Happening' to look into "the corridor iwias just in time to prevent a ter- rible _ fatality. Wells had knotted a shirt to the top of the cell and was swinging from it almost strangled to' death. The chief cut him- down at one: -ind -he 'soon came around all right. It is hard to account for his strange actian in thus sui cide. Quebec, extent of the disaster to Quebec by Saturday night's fire ,is not to be measured by money value of conflagration losses. The great bulk of the shed accommo- dation for freight at this point has entirely disappeared, and Quebec is practically without any facilities for landling grain at all, at a time when owing to completion of direct connec- ;ion with; the western system of Can- 'adian Northern Railway, which is supposed to be entering upon her share of grain export trade. Coming o'n.the heels of disaster of the Emp- ress of Ireland and recalling that they were 'blighted by the bridge dis- aster two years ago, a sense of al- most helpless despondency prevails here today, accelerated by the dread of another readjustment of insurance rates which could not -but seriously handicap local trade conditions. CLAIMED TO BE THEATRICAL MAN Through Window and Cut Throat s Calgary, Oct. the result of u peculiar accident by which his throat was cut from ear to ear, John Ricks, a colored. man, who lived on ,4th Avenue East, died at the Gen- eral Hospital at 11 o'clock last night. The accident occurred 'at 7 o'clock in the morning. was sub- ject to epileptic fits, was lighting a fire in a stove which was in front of a window. While in the act of stooping over, he was seized with a fit, and. fell forward, his head goiag- through ,the window and his throat being cut clean across by the pieces of jagged glass. The gash went right at the Crow's "shows' to the root of his tongue. He had prompt medical attention, and was Tonnage Is Increasing Rapidly At All the Mines Fernie, Oct. output of coal steady increase from week to week. removed to the hospital at once, but whidl turn is in the lived only a few hours. ount of cash paid out each month. cate his relatives. The police are endeavoring to lo- Saturday the total roll footed a decided increase over the previous month. Two weeks ago the output footed 3564 tons daily, only 249 tons less than the daily average for July, 1908.. Last week it up into 3630 tons, only 136 tons less than the Highest average. Of tee- total output la'st week of j 6294 tons went -to the coke ovens and'. Blames Press For Publicity Toronto, Ont., Oct. Jus- tice McGee, who is the presiding judge at present sitting of criminal the balance was sold as coal to, railways. Manager Kurd expects to- continually increase the "tonnage George Wells Up Foi Tria Before Magistrate-Tile Story Told Baptist Church Is Prosperous The report of the First Baptist Church of the city for the year end- ing Sept. 1909, has just been made up and shows that the past convention year has been one of mark- ed progress. The membership has in-' CreaSed considerabl' the financial SPCak'S PLEASED The report shows that the follow- ing monies have been raised and paid out to the different objects: pastor's salary. church edifice, missions, local ex- penses. Total, Imputed Butter Is Out BOMB THROWN AT PORTUGESE KING Lisbon.. Get. bomb was ex- Finance Committee Will Keep Tab On Purchases The report of the Finance Commit- Calrary, Oct. men are so pleased with the results from importing a car load of pure bred dairy cattle hist year that they i intend to carry out the same plan this year, according- to- Provincial ''Dairy Commissioner Marker. Mr. i J Marker said yesterday that out- j put of butter in Alberta last year j was pounds, valued at and while all the returns are (.not yet in, the output this year will for ATTEMPTED MURDERER A HOPELESS -LUNATIC Toronto, Ont., Oct. Bak- er, who assaulted Bertha Augustine hatchet som? months" ago, in a house on Brook avenue and who has been .since held on a charge of attempted murder, is a -hopeless" lun- atic, according to evidence given by! prominent medical authorities in the j 1 criminal assizes this 'afternoon.. He will be sent bock to England. Geo. Wells- appeared before the Ma- gistrate this morning to answer a charge of abduction. According to the first witness called Mr, the father of -the girl, Wells had rep- resented himself as a theatrical man, and wished his daughter to utten'd a school in Denver where she would be trained for entrance to the stage. This Jones had refused to allow al- though Wells had come to him re- peatedly trying to persuade him, to allow the girl to go. On Saturday night he and the girl -took the mat- ter into their own hands and decided to go in spite of protest. Wells walked into the house' about one o'clock a.m. on Sunday morning and picked up the girl's valise-and telling her to come on right under the fa- ther'snotice. This -she did. When next heard of they were in Creston and the police" were given instructions to send them, Wells had not mentioned the fact. that he had for some time been employed as a C. P. j R. fireman. to the mag-1 istrate as if Creston were not'on the direct road to Denver where the girl was presumably going when-she left home. assizes, which opened yesterday, j til it-is double what it is at present., refused the application and T. C. Ro- All the other mines in the Pass dls-1 binette, K.C., for a change of venue jtrict are increasing the tonnage but- in the case of Walter Blythe, Agin- do not seem' -be able to catch up, court, murderer, on the grounds that I with the demand. it is for the defendant to j receive fair and impartial re-trial on account of the publicity given in the TYPHOlll newspapers to the proceedings at the recent Agincourt meeting. i In presenting the decision of the j court, Mr. Robinette said that the case can be traversed till the next! spring sitting of the criminal assizes, j but his Lordship would not consent. I Mr. Robinette then stated that would j enter an appeal against the decision I of His Lordship. i NEAR CALGARY WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN WAS AT EDMONTON Edmonton, Oct. Jen- nings Bryan, three times .Democratic candidate- for the presidency of the United States, and 'the disputed leader of the present un- Democratic party, arrived in the city this af- ternoon. In the Thistle Rink' this evening .he will deliver his famous lecture. FINED FOR HAVING V OBSCENE PLATES Whitby.. Ont., Oct.. W. Paradis was fined by Judge Mc- Oimmoa today, for having obscene j jjlates in his possession. George Potter and Walter Trewell, who made the plates were fined each. ploded in front of the Church of Saint I tee read at last night's council meet- j be much greater than that. Last Lruis early today. The windows in the residences adjacent were shat- ter d. King Emanuel's physician an- nounced .that His Majesty who is -suffering from an intestinal trouble, accompanied with some fever, should .recover within ten days, unless un- foreseen complications develop in the fi-...- T 1. i ne died ing it was stated that Assessor Cur-1 j year's production, was nearlv twice ric had been dismissed bv the corn- great as that of the year before. There Jamieson Out or Again OLD MEN FINED FOR SETTING FIRES Edmonton, Alta., Oct." the R. N. W. M. P. Barracks on Sotur- clay evening, an old man named Frc-d i Smith, who lives south of Strathcona i was convicted of setting a fire among [the brush and allowing it to get be- ris eo-ntrolj with MORE DOCKS ARE NOW NEEDED To Keep Pace With the Canadian Trade are now 21 creameries in the province' rmttee on account of the unsatisfac- j under government supervision and I t-ory condition of his work. The individual'--creameries, port was adopted without comment: Aid. Bowman, as chairman of the committwy remarked that he was re- j country consumed "powiids" quired to certify accounts when he Alberta butter I The demand for dairy Could. not be better. The products i Yukon. v He born at Venice in j-836. .Prof. Ldmbrazio was widely for his .studies in criminology by his writings on this subject, his- works are "The Man of an anthropological and med- sfcMwral -.and "Political Quime tion was not in a position to know what j Columbia also furnishes a "ood nrar- -'had been bought or what authoriza- ket. The western provinces supply tion had been given for a purchase. It was suggested that if the committee JAPANESE TRADE COM- MISSION IN CANADA Ottawa, Ont., Oct. Four mem- bers of the Japanese Trade Commis- sion, selected from the twenty, now iourng the United States arrive in Ottawa at noon tomorrow, direct from New York. They will be the Sutjsts'.'at luncheon given by Sir Laurier. After a brief stay in Ottawa, they will go to .MacDon- ald College at St. Anne de BeU and from there to the Ontario ricultuml College at Guelph. dairy products consumed there, check up the stores from .time, to that province imports from the 'east- lime they ought to he in a position j tern provinces and the state of Wash- to know how -things stand better, al- j ington. though the storekeeper was giving en- Calgary, Alta., Oct. will run again if the people want me, and if they are desirous of -having me serve another term they will doubt- less let me know in time. If evi- ueiiei: is given that I am. wanted I will said Mayor Jamieson last night, when questioned whether he year or Tbc Mayor has served one year j He wari lined and costs. Owing to nis infirmity and the fact that j he Iias2 little means of support, the magistrate gave, him six mouths in j which to pay. Smith is over 70 years shown be verity. Though leniency was in this case future ones will :lt with wilh iiien rnorf- not. tire satisfaction and appeared to merit the entire confidence of the council. Aid.-Hutton and the storekeeper were authorized to-purchase a bell to be used as a curfew bell. The youths of the city under sixteen jears of age will henceforth be required to stay off the streets after the ringing of the curfew bell at nine o'clock. There is no reason, however, the western provinces should and that does not give.a man hardly time to get -his hand into the busi- not supply all of the requirements of to Ag- BIG INCREASE IN C. P. R. EARNINGS Montreal, Oct; P. R. traf- .fic earnings the second week in Oc- tober increased over the same -week last year, the figures be- ing respectively and British Columbia. "Most of the dairying is carried on now to the country north of he added, "but it will gradually in- crease in the wheat growing bait." About January 1, the department will send out a corps of dairy in- structors to lecture to the farmers through the province. JUDGE PROMOTED JUDGE APPOINTED Toronto, Ont., Oct. "is re- ported here that County Judge Mac- Beth, of London, will be appointed to the high court the Hon. R. F. Sutherland will succeed Mr. Mac- ness so that people can judge of his ability. He thinks the term ought years according as-he ex- presses his sentiments. BRONCHO RAN AWAY Ottawa, Ont., Oct. the Department of Public Works expended of which only was chargeable to capital account, while was chargeable to income. Of the expenditure 286 was spent on public buildings, on dredging, on harbors and rivers, and on telegraphs. In the annual report of -About Forty Persons Have Died Calgary, Alta., Oct. claimed that nearly forty persons res ident" in Strathmore "and have died in Calgary within the last, few months, owing the presence; of typhoid fever in' those sections. One family named Camden, of Lang- don, have had two deaths in as many weeks and- the third member of the, family is in-dagger of fate .froin- the same disease. The first deatk, occurred two weeks ago, a girl' 13 years old, Yesterday .afternoon fcer brother, 16 years at Holy. Cross-Hospital in this city. A.young er brother is now so ill with typhoid that the are here to ar- range the funeral" of the "toy, who died yesterday, are fearful" of losing the present sick one before they re- turn to his bedside. Another young man, George Wellington McCann, ag- ed twenty, the son of-Matthew Mc- Cann, of Strathmore, died at the geri eral hospital Saturday noon, of -ty- phoid. He had been ill only ten'1 davs. CONDUCTORS MEET Boston, Oct. of the rail- road systems east of the river, north of the Chespeake and' Ohio railroad, and including the eastern Canada lines were represent-' ed in Boston today at the annual ses-" sion of the Eastern Association of joint boards and adjustment of the conductors and trainsmen's organiz- ations. Each system board was rep- resented by it's chairman only and the chief business was the election of fficers. DOCTOR MURDERED INMATE OF ASYLUM Jnckson, Miss., Oct. E. W. McKowan, for 20 years a leading phy- sician in in this place, is in jail here on the charge of having murdered H. A. JixJson, of New Orlean? inmate of the state, asvlum for an the Department the deputy minister, J. j insane'here. Judscn's body was found B. Hunter, called attention to the ne- cessity of construction of more and larger graving docks to keep pace Portage la. Prairie, Oct. with the 'increase of the Canadian WIVES FOR EACH Beth as county judge, of Middlesex; Kinsale, Ont., Oct. Rev. H. S. 'Magec, field sec- retary of the Temperance and Moral Reform Association, addressed the Young Men's Christian organization tonight, said there is a colony of foj- eigners in Port Arthur, which openly traffics in wives, sell- ing women for f 1 io apiece with no law to check them. Armstrong, a MacDonald farmer re- painful but not serious injur- ies in a runaway accident on Sun- day. He was driving a newly broken broncho and the animal became frightened and ran away. Mr. Arm- strong was thrown out, being badly cut and bruised. FARMER SUICIDES Rosthern, Sask., Oct. a homesteader living at 40 mjiles northwest Rosthern, shot and killed with a rifle at 6 o'clock morning. It is believed to- be a case lake marine. He notes that the first company to take advantage of the act providing for a subsidy of three per cent up to per annum for twenty years on dry docks built in Canada, was Vancouver Dry Dock Ship Building Company, which enter- ed into an agreement with the de- partment last summer for the con- struction of a floating dock in Van- couver Harbor capable of handling vessels up to a tonnage of eleven thousand. Two other applications for subsidies are at present under himself consideration by the department, one yesterday from SauU ste. Marie Drv Dock and 38 in a lonely spot near Wakefield, La. He had been strangled to death. The insane man had been -allowed to leave the asylum the preceding day in company with an assistant super- visor. Judson was seen with Dr. McKowian Dr. McEowan u-nder Federal indictment on charge of mailing objectionable letr- ters to prominent men and women. No trace can be found of the guard who .left the asylum with Judson. Judson was considered a harmless lunatic.'. While residing in New Or- leans, he sent many letters to the newspapers criticising men and mat- ters and one of the objects of his at- tack was Dr. McKowan. of suicide, as Warringtan had been brooding over money matters and was in financial difficulties. He was dead when a member of the family went into the stablr. .to investigate .the report of the shot. Ship Building Company, for the con- struction of a graving dock ship build ing and repair plant at the Soo and the other from- Thunder Bay Dry Dock and Ship Building Company, for the erection of a floating dock at Port Arthur. CHAPTER AT REGINA Regina, Oct. a result of the visit of the touring contingent of the Daughters of Empire at a meeting held here on Saturday afternoon, presided over by Lieut. Gov. Forget, a local chapter of the order has been ;