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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TKe Lethbridge DaOy Herald ___ VOL. II. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA. OCTOBER ,20, i909. NO. 213. SPENT FIFTY FOUR IN WEST Interesting Career Of Rev. Father Lestanc Of St. Patricks It was just fifty-four years ycster- four years yesterday, October 19, 18555 'that Rev. Father Lestanc, now companion priest with Father, Rosen- thai at.St. Patrick's Church, landed in the Canadian West. He told the Herald man that he left France August 4 of that year and landed in Winnipeg on Oct. 19, -oing by way of St. Paul. He was delayed a month at Ottawa and a; while at St. Paul. It took him nine- j teen, days to reach Winnipeg from there being no roads -or railroads between those cities whicn now .can readily be reached in as ma- nv hours. HON. W. T. FINLAY Who Resigns Portfolio of Agriculture on Account of III Health Father Lestanc .stayed in Winnipeg for about fifteen years. When he went there, no per could teach him English. There was no person at St. Boniface capable of do- FEMA- E PHILANTHROPIST IS. DEAD Los Angeles, Cai., Oct. John H. Jones, philanthropist and California pioner, died last night, at her home after a short illness. Mrs Jones was also well 'known as a cap- managing her 'holdings with judgment. She leaves an 'estate estimated at BUCHANAN FOR THE CABINET THE HON. w. T.'FINLEY RESIGNS Premier Rutherford to Make Cabinet Changes Buchanan, Marshall and Lessard Chosen Edmonton, Oct.' has been rumored that there are to be some cabinet changes here and it is well understood that Hon. A. C. Ruther- ford, Premier, will announce today or tomorrow some changes in bis cabinet. Hon. W. T. Finlay, Minis- ter is to resign owing, to ill-health and will be succeeded by Duncan Marshall, M.P.P., for Olds. A new department will be the next session 'of the legislature and W. A. Buchanan, M.P.P. for Leth bridge will be chosen as minister in charge. In the meantime, he goes into the cabinet as minister without portfolio. Mr. T. C. Lessard, M.P. P., for Pakan, will also be takes in as minister without portfolio. Mr. Buchanan is the managing edi- tor of the Lethbridgc Herald, and has -been a newspaperman for seven- teen years. He was born near Peter- boro, Ont., in July, 1876, and thus will-be one of'the youngest, if not the 'youngest cabinet ministers in Canada. He was elected to the legislature for the city in March last, which was his first attempt-to get into politics. It is not known yet what new de- will be created; and over Mr. Buchanan'will have charge. NEW BRITAIN MASSACRE STORY W. A. BUCHANAN, M.P.P. For Lethbridge, to Be Minister With- out Portfolio in Alberta Government ing so, so for that reason-he found COAL CONSPIRACY Halifax, Oct: morning in- quiry into charges of conspiracy against coal cjmpaiies' to limitr the coal oupply and enhance prices taken up with argument of counsel on technical points. An or- der was issued by tnt court tequu- difficulty in working, among -the }njr that conxsp0ndence with salts asrent Dick of Dominion some settlers who were not French. He was quite familiar with the language j and Mr b to read >it but had not got the pro-! __ ________ nunciation.. .Father Lestanc is an j excellent-linguist, English being the MADE1 POWPRFfll seventh language for him. to master, iUUilL 1 V I LIU ULi although he says it took him twenty- five years under the circumstances to get it." "I After leaving Winnipeg he was at Qu'Appelle i for four years hut the re-.j oal Cot'1 produced THAN DYNAMITE followed tie hunters t on the plains, as -they followed the hunt and j he has many interesting tales to tell'J of .this period. He had no headquar- j ters, except in the" winter when he i chose -winter quarters in some nice j valley where he could get wood, wa- j of full British Inventor Hopes ror the Panama Canal Contracts Oct 20 new with the women, men while half; breeds SHOOK FISTS DIKING ALFONSO .New York, Oct. thousand men and women met last .night in Carnegie Hall and showed their fists acioss tne seas at King Alfonso, and the others whom they held respons- ible for the death of. Francesco Fer- rci, who was shot last week as a Revolutionist. "The echo .Of that shot will shat- ter down every throne in Christen- declared Charles Edward Rus- sel, magazine writer, and chairman of the meeting Resolutions -were adopted declaring that 111 the V-jht OL all known facts, Ferrer's We was taken because of his unselfish devo- tion to the of cdifvmg and en- lightenment "tte denounce the murder of Ferier j and -RC trust that his will j stimulate our Spanish brother to in- creased cffoits to ovei throw opprcs- j sion i "We further feel deep humiliation at om" government's maintenance of i diplomatic relations -Rith the Rus- to an_ could the substance be- exploded, but! i then, in a few shots that were fired j off, it showed itself more powerful than dynamite. It can only- be set off by heating a small platinum wire end by elec-1 It will not ex- j iplodc by concussion. It is claimed i new explosive is fifty per-j just inside the trie spark or fuse." f cent, stronger than the sixty-six per panion with Father Rosenthal. Al- j radc and that the though he celebrated' his eightieth: birthday last August Father Lestanc! Mackenzie and Mann Not In It Toronto, Ont., of tte is strong and hearty, the only sign-j of :his great age being his deafness, j His service in the west, extending 1 over -half a century, has been filled with interesting events. He is one j of the best known priests in the west and has been a pioneer in -every sensa of the word. capacity of between and tons per annum. f manufacture will be S20 per [officers of the said cheaper.11 So confident is the j the statement'that Mac- Kenzie and Mann were interested with Germans in'a pur- chase of Brazeau coal fields in Alber- ta; was incorrect. For several years he "stated, that road, or interests closely allied with held sever- that he will secure i the contract to furnish all the explo- i sives to be used on the canal next it is stated that he has organ- i ized a company which will at once I erect a factory on the Isthmus with IMPORTANT BRITISH BYE-ELECTION London, Oct. eyes in Lon- j don are on the suburb of Bormond-, sey, famed for its leather tanneries j and jam factories. Writ for nye-elec- j tion there was moved in .the Com- i rnons yesterday. Election is probable j either on Wednesday or Thursday; next, result awaited with deepest j concern by both parties. j It is understood that Lloyd-George} KILLED AT TORONTO Toronto, Oct. Bryant. caught between a cable and drum ca the steamer Ward Ames in the harbor "here today and killed. al 'thousands of acres of coal lands-in the Brazeau region .and that the rest 1 pi the story -was moonshine, so far as the'v were concerned. Wells Received His Sentence TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Gait, Ont., Oct. Rog- ers, C.P.R. fireman, 'was probably fatally injured by his head striking a water tank. Port Hope, Ont., Oct. cars of cast-bound freight were de- railed here last night by a defective rail. _ Qct. Fortier et to -go country, while tne Budget issue, is hot. He wants, at i all costs, a new lease of power. li; and theft. v or I were nominated this afternoon in On the charge he j Lethihiere county for the vacant seat his candidate, Mr. Hughes, wins, he j hot twenty-three months in the Bar- and Churchill may precipitate general! racks with hard labor'and on the sec- election even by threat of resignation if necessary. If, on the other hand. ond six months, the sentences to run concurrently. tariff reformer, Mr. Humphreys wins. The results of of the labor Kli f VJ V conclusion be drawn that budget has ers from Kipp to the city on Monday jjj yct. Four more of the turbulent inebriates the usual three dollars and costs done nothing to help tne government. third- possibility is to return a third candidate, -Dr. Calter, high ton- cd cultured Socialist, whose victory j this morning and another is still ly- wonld vivify Lord Roseberry's anti-.j Socialistic warnings and would tend i in the Commons caused un- seating of Fortier. Ottawa "Oct. Rockbum, was sentenced to six months' impns- to strike terror into every English- in his ceil in peaceful oblivion to the Past and present. The dumb animals of the city seem man who has anything to lose. The j to have been infringing the bylaws as bye-election ,is caused by the death of well in considerable numbers. Twen- Dr. George Joseph Cooper, Liberal ty-eight cows arc shut up in the city member, who had represented consti-' pound this morning awaiting release tuency since. 1906. by their owners. bnmont today far attempting suicide.. The young girl alleged that "her par- ents forbade her goinjr to which consequently her morose j and melancholy. Toronto.. Oct. ore ship-! mcnts last week were over 473 ttons. j Brantford, Ont., Oct. j McGuirc, Grand Trunk yard man, i found guilty' of criminal negligence I ra connection with the collision at j Mount Verrion. a year ago, in which j three men were killed, was j today on suspended sentence. Edmonton, Alia.', Oct. Zybbley, the son of R. Zybbley, charg ed with wife murder, stood in the witness box of the Supreme Courfc this morning before Chief Justice Sif--; ton, and wept as he answered, through an interpreter, the questions of E. B. Cogswell, the prosecuting attorney. Zybbley is a big strong, j grim Austrian, and he gave his evi- i dence in a direct fashion, but broke down when it became necessary j for him to -tell of the discovery of his mother at his home with her head' cut beyond recognition, and of her, subsequent burial by him. Zybbley and Wife came-to Canada from Austria in 1900, settled in Hun- dare. district, became naturalized ci- tizens, took up a homstead and had patents taken out. They lived on -'live years, sold it to their son, John, for and went to the States'. ..Two. years later they came back to Canada and went to live in a shack on -the ceme- tery grounds, about a mile from the son's house. Tin1 husband and wife had not been on good terms for some time, having quarrelled over property and other matters. On September last, Zybbley's wife left him and went to the son's home. The accused camt: to see ;hcr, but was unable to effect a reconciliation. Sun- day, September 12th, he went again to-the house, and found her. He asked her'to which he al- leged had been stolen, from him. She denied having it. Then he asked her to come. home, hut she refused, say- ing she was afraid of him. She wcnc out of the house, towards the barn, and was followed by the husband. A> momen't later, the daughter-in-law- heard a shriek and saw the accused chopping -his wife about the head axe. nn her approach. Zyb- bley fled south across the prairie. The woman carried to the 'house and taken to the hospital at Mun- dare, where she died, mutilated himself and was also there. The facts of tl.-e case were, j simple, but evidence have been taken through interpreters as all "fit- nesses were foreigners. Two wit- nesses were heard during the morn- ing. A HOME FOR THE VISITING TEACHERS j On-Thursday evening at. 8 o'clock i the "School Board and city teachers -w ill''join with those who are interest ed m education in giving-a good-time to the teachers who are in the city for the annual convention. A very pleasing programme has been provided. A number of the lead ing musicians of the city, will contri- bute vocal' and instrumental selec- tions. Harper's, orchestra will be in attendance during the evening and will supply abundance .ot music for the promenade. Dr. Tory, president of the University of .Alberta, Dr. Cof fin of the Normal School, Calgary, and C. A: Magrath, M: P., will be present and deliver brief addresses. Light refreshments will be served dur ing the evening. i A-cordial invitation to those who are interested in education or are willing to assist the staff in extend- ELECTIONS IN B.C.NOV.25. Premier McBride Will An- nounce Agreement With C. N. Railway ing the hospitality of the city to the visiting teachers. The reception will be held in the auditorium of the new- Central School beginning at eight o'clock. .Victoria, B. C., Oct" Bri- tish Columbia Legislature will he dis- solved tomorrow and the writ for a' new election, to take place November 25th, nominations being held Novem- ber 11, will be issued. 'This an- nouncement was authorized by the British Columbia government this ev- enirrg. Hon. Richard McBride, the Whites Are Killed In a Most Revolting Manner Victoria, B. C.. Oct. advices of massacres of New Bri- tain early last month, briefly report- ed in Sydney cables, received by the steamer Marama today, show that they were of the most revolting.char- acter. Captain Lindsay, of the Ketch RabauLand. ten of his crew were mur dered and burned and ves- sel looted and set on fire, bodies of some of the xdctims were thrown in- to the flames. The steamer Laneoon which had" returned to Sydney iroaa the New Britain group shortly before the Marama sailed, reported the oo- Her officers said. Captain Lindsay, owner and master cf the who was prominent, in the New York was off the east coast of New Britain about two hun- dred miles from Herbertshohe recruit ing labor and about sun-down whea he anchored for the night, a swarni of native canoes came off and the blacks asked that he' come ashore as plenty of-men were ready-to sign OB as laborers. Captain 'Lindsay went ashore and was escorted to- a big na- tive house, where about a hundred blacks were gathered. As soon as he stepped in he was struck down from with a' spear, and the blacks sprang upon him with their knives. He fell bteeii- ing from scores of wounds. He was hacked -to death. The body was then dragged out to the beach by the heels- and burned. Captain Lindsay was fully armed but 'was surprised. The" flotilla "of canoes then' went'off to the Rabaul 'and the blacks swarmed oa board. One after another, the" 'tea" .men of the 'crew were slaughtered. Then, while they lay, some some mortally wounded on the.deck, a raid was made on the stores, after these were secured, kerosene was poured over the deck" and in the holds and the ship became a funeral pyre for the murdered men. Ship and victims were completely destroy ed. Some natives reported the oc- currence to those on the Laneoog, which at once steamed for Herberts- hone and reported it. puni.tive expedition was A German being pre- Premier, will announce the policy ofjpared- when Laneoog ]cft Lord's Day Act Not To Blame Toronto, Ont., Oct. 'W. C- Hanna, secretary of the Lord's Day Alliance, this evening made the fol- lowing statement in the Cobalt Milk ease: "Regarding the paragraph which receatly appeared in the press to the effect that the Lord's Day Alliance interfered to prevent the delivery of milk on Sunday to the hospital at Cobalt. Dr. A. E. Munroe, the Presi- dent of the Cobalt Branch writes, 'the rumor is unfounded and absolute- ly untrue. The Cobalt Nugget states it was simply the act of Mr. Sims, the express agent there, and the Lord's Day people are not at all to blame in the matter.' t'he government within a few days upon the railway question. This an- nouncement follows an agreement signed between the government and the C.N. railway, whereby it is stip- ulated that the company will con- struct six hundred miles of railway from Yellowhead Pass to Vancouver within four years from date. The, government on its part guarantees the bonds at four per cent, and as security- takes a first mortgage on I the road in the province. The com- pany's plans as specified in the agfee- ment, also include the construction j of a railroad 'across Vancouver Is-j Hand to Barclay Sound, where the'- i MtAKo I company will establish an ocean port i on one of the finest harbors of the 1 island. Lines of islands. A report was also brought from the islands that the French, recruit- ing Ketch-G-audcloupe, Captain Pul- tons, "was attacked and -wrecked by, blacks in New Hebrides at- the sarae time at Mallicolo and the French cap tain and a native crew of eight were massacred, but no confirmation had been received." A wireless message ifrom H. M. S.. Prometheus' stated that some of the natives of the Gau-- deloupe had been killed, but the cap- tain and other members were said to; have escaped. MAKES ATTACK ON O. T. BANNARD New ESCAPED AND THEN CAUGHT Rochester, N. Y.. Oct. lO.-The Mayoralty Fight York Closely j New York, Oct. fusion for- Chapin Cottage, rive miles east of f cf in tile campaign to-day turn- esu. Lake, was burned to tne ground! f their on 'Randolph last night. Frank Harris and hisjHearst. the candidate of the Civic wife were sleeping in the coltape but Alliance- to get out in safety, although Monflay niSht Mr- Hcarst both were painfully burned. Later the fusion candidate, Otto T: Ban- Harris want back into the burning buildinar to. save valuables and is sup- posed to have burned to deatt.h. HOTELMAN CRUSHED Pittsburg, .Oct. bis head crushed, Calvin Housr, proprietor oi the House hotel at Riches Landing, near here, was found dead near his place of business early today and Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 20.- bernard Dornburg, Colonial secretary of the German Empire, last night de- a short time later without; Tiav-i rided the idea of war between wir- ing- regained consciousness. He if known to have carried a largi; sum of money which is missing, is no clue to the murderer. RUSSIAN ATTACHE PfT NAPLES 1 Naples, Oct. arrival here today of a Russian naval attache tends tn confirm the belief 'held here U414.