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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. I LETHBRIDGE, ALT A., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1908. NO. 224. PILES OF WOOD BLOCKED STABS CONMEE AGAIN Kenora, Ont., Sept. "Libi-r. ,al convention met here tonight to nominate a candidate for the con- stituency of Rainy River. Jas. Coo. mee, the present member was unan- imously chosen. CAR STRUCK CARRIAGE Ottawa, Sept. jwr- Inquiry Into the Steamboat Disaster on Lake Winnipeg sons were killed, two fatally hurt and turtle seriously mjurea near nere A Sensation "In Calgary Calgary, September 3. Detected in the work of sending out goods be- longing to the Georgeson Co., whole- sale grocers of Ouigary, George' T. night when an electric car on the Illinois Valley line struck a carriage in which were Walter Snell, a weal- thy farmer and a party of six per- sons. Winnipeg, Sept. points of" importance bearing on the appal- ling loss of life in the burning of the steamer, Premier, at Warren's Land- ing last month were brought-out at the opening session' of the inquiry before Commander Spain in the court house yesterday afternoon. Anitoin'e- Coutre, of Selkirk, whose wife was among the victims, swore that the main stairway of the vessel was blocked by two piles of wood. He also declared an Indian named Hart, wha was employed as watch- man at the landing was in the habit of sleeping at his post. Captain Stevens, Coutre said, seemed to be paralyzed, during the disaster and stood on the wharf without doing anything to stop the flames or res- cue those in danger. Coutre said that had an. attempt been made the vessel he thought might have been saved. In" the ex- amination of the steamboat Inspector Phillips it was brought out that the Premier had no certificate covering her electric lighting equipment, as required by law. Several witnesses were examined during the forenoon and the session was adjourned until 10.30 this morn- ing. IN FAR NORTH Edmonton, Altla., Sept. a few days Judge Noel of the district court li-aves for the north country for the first sittings of any court held in that section. The judge's party leav- es Edmonton at the end of the week and will bo accompanied to Athabasca Landing by an escort of the R. N. W. M. P.. who have up to the present represented forces and majesty of law, and order iirthc north. pany, found ImnseH in a decidedly unpleasant predicament on Saturday morning last. It is stated that the theft of goods :rom the company has been going on for the last five years and the amount involved is about Mr. Stoddard is an active worker in politics, allied to the Con- servative party, and. is also a oro- minent fraternal society man. This denouement consequently created a F.H. SHERMAN TO RUN IN Harry Phillips, a street car con- ductor in St. a man off a car causing him to fall and break a rib. The conductor is now being held on a charge of assault. GREAT BRITAIN IS SOMEWHAT IRRITATED By the Course Germany Is Following On the Moroccoean Question Qvte Certain That He Will Be tobated By Socialists Calgary, Sept. Saturday night next the of the dis- trict of Calgary will meet in solemn conclave and selec-t a candidate to contest the riding 'in the comiujc Do- minion election. R. L. Borden has sold his handsome The meeting has bci-n called and j residence property at it does not seem to be for tins pur. Judge Cassells Reopens Inquiry Montreal, Sept, inquiry in- to the methods of the department of Marine and Fisheries by Judge Gas. si-Is which had been started as a re- sult of criticisms on the work of the department contained in tiie report of the civil service commission was opened here today. Ouly one witness was examined, Hugh Allan, who ap- peared as a member of the light house board. The work of this board arid its very existence had been hard- ly criticized by the civil service com- mission, and it was to refute the char, ges in the report on this subject that Mr. Allan was called. In his evi- dence Mr. Allan scored the report stating that it was scandalous libellous in its restrictions on the moral tone of Canadian business men. HOMESTEADER BADLY HURT Explosives Create Serious Injuries to a Man Near Taber London, Sept. was learned to- day that the British government is holding aloof from Mulai Hand; the new Sultan of Morocco, for the pres- ent but that it proposes to recognize him in due time. British officialdom is iritated by the course adopted by Germany which it regards as an attempt to gain influence over Mulai Hafid by steal- ing a inarch on .the other powers. _________ _ Berlin, Sept. action of Ger- many concerning Morocco it was ex- plained today is limited to the sug- gestion of signatories of the Algeciraa act that the time has. arrived to rec- ognize Mulai, Hajicl as sultan of Mor- occo.- Official wonderment -is ..expressed at the .agitation- of the French, and Eng- newspapers occurrence. They act as if Germany had done something outside of her privileges, instead of something that one of the signatory poweirs must do if the Mo- roccan situation is to be cleared up. Paris, Sept. morning news- paper prints an interview with Mo- hammedan Sidiel Mookheri, Moroc- can minister of foreign affairs in which he declares that after reflection and consultation with his ministers, Abdel Aziz had. definitely resolved to give up the struggle, although he has not yet decided whether he will re- linquish the throne quietly, or form- ally abdicate. The present intention of Abdel Abziz, is to make a two or three years' pilgrimage to the Holy Land after which he will return to Morocco: Hf wishes to be allowed'to retire at either Morocco City or Menqniiiez. pose of deciding; whi-tlu-r or not a candidate shall be put in the field but rather upon what'.'cundidtita shall be selected. Only one man Has been mentioned very that is Frank Sherman of Fernie who has been in a number of contests in the province of Alberta. He is' not a resident of the riding estimated that he is probably the-.; strongest man that can be brought out. Mr. Sherman will be in the city on Saturday in connection with a conference of lawyers representing the labor interests regarding the recent decision of Mr.-Justice the miners' Strathcoim had no local standing and were not in a position to recover, damages from the mine owners there. Halifax to Robert Pickford. GETTING NEAR G. T. P. Toronto, Sept.__ Temiskam- ing and Northern Ry. has been com- pleted to within eighteen or nine- teen miles of the eastern division of the Grand Trunk Pacific. It is ex- pected that this strip will be com- pleted by October. VELVET CHAFF WHEAT Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 3. The of Minneapolis and decided that velvet appeal boards Duluth have chaff wheat which is entitled, because of its inferiority, to a separate class- ification and should be known here- aflter as velvet chaff wheat No. 1. 2, 3 and 4. RUNNING THE TRAINS ON SUNDAY FELL 500 FEET Waterville, Me., Sept. full view of horrified spectators on the Central Maine Fair Grounds here lute today, Charles Oliver Jones, the well known aeronaut of Hammonds- port, N. Y. fell a distance of 500 feet to his death. Among the witnesses of the frightful plunge, were the man's wife and children. WILL PROBABLY HAVE A PAID COMMISSION To Handle the Several Plants Owned by the City Other Places to be Consulted Grand Trunk Has An Ap- plication Before Railway Commission G. N. Rv iVants Boilermakers Taber, Sept. farewell parti- tas tendered Eldtj- C. E. Shultz, last evening in Shirt's Opera House prior to his departure for a mission to the Netherlands. Birche's orchestra was at its best. The spacious hall was well filled and a thoroughly enjoyable evening was spent. The proceeds were amply large enough to convince ;Mr. Shultz. that'he has many friends in Taber. James Parks and family of Spo- kane, Washington, arrived in Taber this .morning -with a car of house- hold effects and machinery. They are desirous of securing a homestead and will make "their home in Taber. As the result of a shocking and painful accident yesterday F. B. Hen- derson, who is living -with his fam- ily on his homestead neiir Woodpeck- er, is suffering the loss of his ihumb, the index amKthe tip of the second fingers of the right It appears that Mr. Henderson's small boys found at or near by the coal mine, same nitro glycerine caps vised for the explosion of giant pow- der in the mine. The. children, thinking they were mere play things brought them home and were in the act of gouging out of one of them the powder..- The father fearing they might pet injured, took the explo- sive from them.' He, heedless; how- ever, poured from one of tht-m some powder upon the hot stove, which instantly ignited, the flame following the stream of powder into the cap, exploding it into countless pieces with the above described results. Dr. Loach dressed his injuries, The farmers have done a rushing THE COUNCIL ACTS VERY FAIRLY Will Try and Secure Another Site For the Standpipe If Possible Protest Entered business today disposing of tin ir grain at 80 cents per bushel. The Ton 1 City Trading Co., has at last opened its doors to the gen- eral public, opposite Demmon Bros, Hotel. It carries a heavy line of dry goods, groceries, hardware clothing. and Fire Destroys Shoe A committee consisting oi Messrs.: E. U. Rylands, W.. A. Hamilton, W. Jordan; D. King and D. A. Smith, waited upon the council at a special meeting last night in regard to the location of 'the new stand pipe v The city engineer reported that the original site at the corner of Court- land St. -and Westminster Road was unsuitable owing to a sandy subsoil .md advised that the pipe be located at the corner of Bartlett and Court- land Sts. although the site at West- minster Eoad was preferable as far as the location is concerned. The report also stated that two lots on the Bartlett St. site could be pur- chased from the A. R. tied up and fac-i Rockefeller H a member of noble not be nlaced on a sand bottom. f i wt.i To Mr. Hamilton the engineer ad.'carried out. of the drop harness less repairs. The Iron Works wrote stating that they will fence their lots on the west of the Macleod Road, warning the city that the road would have to be changed in location at that point. The matter was left over un- til the regular meeting. The Electric Company sent a com- munication asking that the payment for the plant be made in 20 year 6 per cent, bonds, the legality of bonds to be declared by the city. to have such tories using power furnished hy the lineage He reported that certain canal have closed. The dynamiting of the family at one time is the result of a fight between the! held the title of baron in Southern canal commissioners and the state on France. one side and the villages of lion and this city on the other ftuUrj LOCALS Invitations have issued for over the bridge refined to build or repair bridges. Guelph. Ont., Sept. Wal- ger, aged 10, a waitress at Fergus, confesses to having deserted a three- weeks-old infant in a swamp near here. SULTAN MUST HANG Manilla, Sept. territorial supreme court today that the Sultan of Dunalunarra hang for tho part he took in the raid on Phranp. Island of Mindanao, July 5, wherein J. N. McDonald of that place was killed by the raiders, the marriage of Miss Delia Elizabeth Shannon, of Pembroke, Ont., to Lieu- tenant Col. Herbert Mackie, of Milk- River, son of the late Thomas Mackie, M. P. C. Harris, a harvest excursionist came up from Toronto to fork sheav- es. Unfortunately lie "tipped the can" too frequently last night and used language that wouldn't print. As it was his second offence he will give up his ambitions to be a farmer and will work under the mounted po- lice for a month. Macleod, Alta., Sept. bad fire was narrowly avoided last night at 6 o'clock. Arthur Young's stable was burned. There was a high wind but the fire brigade extinguished the fire in about 40 minutes. RAILROAD TO HOLY CITY Medina, Sept. The Eew railway from Damascus to Medina, the Holy City, was opened today with most im- pressive ceremonies. Sons of England meet tonight in K. of P. hall. Special business. Every member is urged to attend.- ;