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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. I LETHSRIDOE, ALTA., SEPTEMBER 12, IMI NO, 231. HARRINGTON'S Proceedings of TracUe Labor QouncU Meeting BRADS1REET REPORT m .1 is hprmg m BEETS AND WHEAT CHANGED BIS The usual weekly of ike Trades and Labor Council wat held in the Labor Temple night, m fair number of delegates f In tike unavoidable labMnec of President S. Duncan, II. Inffle, President of the Bridge and New Yorfc, Sept. tomorrow will wy: The advance of the (all and the notable en- lAifement of the movement of cer- eals And cotton "to market at good prices hfve made for a further mod- erate of jobbing and -re- tail trade and collections. This is especially marked at Western Paci- fic Coast- and southern Onttes, but itte point made that agricultural sections have done -better relatively than the large industrial cities in the matter, of retail, trade, probably because of 'warm weather or" the power of city {Structural Workers was called Ao the LOOKGPOOTO THEM SCOTTISH AGRICULTURISTS JAW WHAT THEY WANTED TO SEE Trip To CarcUton a RcveUtkm and a Delight-Best Wheat Seen in Canada Immigration Suggestion An Enjoyable Smoker Last Night t Attending strictly to business and I Seed Branch- alio confessed that he Ian A. Foray th and German Eaperor did Mt Cross Preach Frontier chair. r. The report of- tho committee in charge of" the smoking: concert for the benefit "of the local striking me- chanics thfe 'event to been a decided success, no leas a totaff haadid over a result. The wiccess which at tended event eoncluaiveiy prov- ed that the the symrw; thy of the Lethbridge The .Labor Day-Committee not kav ing all straitftitened were unable submit theirjreport; butjjhey fetf certain they would have a satisfac tory next week. j The cup won by the Carpenter's Union in the wgs present-" ed to Delegate Hy the Chairman, who" stated that although ..his union.was beaten in the fiaarby grudge them" the Delegate S. Larson, Jn the up the -tion, as to whether the cup was an annual trophy.-and-it was "explained that although under the conditions of competition it rightfully belonged to the it" was it would go for annual eorapctJttem. A (Communication from1 Medicine Hat Trades andvJLabor Council ask- taf the endoraation of the" local coun 'cil urging te Provincial- Government to paaa a co-operative act was again brought up. IB-the discuwJon was stated -Socie- workers and the- high prices paid for farm products.- Busines failures in Canada for the week number -'34, which compares_ with 17 last week raod 2} in this week last year. Wheat includmg flour exports from the United States and Canada for tho reek; ending September 10th, aggre- jfated against 036 tat week and this week last year, For ejfcyea weeks ending-September KHh tkig year 'the reports are AN EXPLOSION PIAYSMUCH as full of questions as a box of in- terrogation points, was ;the Scottish Agricultural Commission which spent yvfeterday in the city and dis- trict." This commission is travelling j u" Business Houses Des- troyed Child Killed People Injured Brantfonl, An ex-' demolisked -'important C.-nad the bound-t f on -ColbouW-St. ary towns, and that the Fernie'imn ers intended to establish such a-so- ciety. The benefits co-oneratite societies have been thoroughly pre- sented, it'was ultimately decided to endorse the resolution submitted. The various .unions "concerned hav- ing got together and formed a Build- ing Trades Alliance, Jthey submitted a communication to the Council which was heartily., endorsed. A "communication was read froiu the locaL Socialist party, intimating amongst other things.. rumor was going the rounds Mr. Har- rington was .brought down on Labor Day to get a third party to stand for the ensuing nnd m the event of his failing that he was to work in'the interests of the Liberal party. A member -of the party stated., tthat Mr., Barrfngtor was brought down, at of his local, arid on leaving "the .city- he had some talk 'with rthe' Conserva-t tive candidate, Mr. Magrath, who told him that the rumor was mon property round town. It was also mentioned that Mr..Harrington was prepared at any time to come the city and .participate in a diMUs- sion on'the platform with Mr. W.VC.- Simmons on topics la- boring classes., A communication from R. P. .Pet- tipiece was accepting the nom- ination of the: local Socialist Party to nm as" their candidate in> this ing. Haying' signed himself "Yours for a member asked what that meant.A In the answer it was shown that the City .Council hnd- for re- volution when they boxight from a private company the plant, and- ivlso J whoa the Alberta government iMiught telephone sy's tern from tho Telephone Com- pany. Notice of motion was-given that' at the next provincial election a la- bor candidate be placed in the field. The building of the Court HOOK fn the. city carne in for attention, and it was deckled to send a strong petition to the local member an4tl- BO the Minister of Public Works, urp- that the fair wages of the c-ty be paid on nil work attacked there- to. a child- seriously -hurt a dozin people. Por-a distance all-the buildings'on one side-of..the street are caved in'and- onry the walls are AIL the build- ings in the vicinity of the explosion are Natural gas caused Ihe explosion, which occurred jn the Theatorium Building. were three teTrrific shocks. Mr. and 3frs." Horn were buried Jn the debris were removed-by the firemen. The elder of three "cniidren howover.suc- eumbed. va short time oiter as "a re- sult'of a fractured skwll. ThcjHorns lived in the building adjoining the Thcatorium. The' foundation gave way, and they were precipitated :the 'Mrs. Horo was in bed with an infant and may "d child i is. unhurt. The injured-} are: burned awl cut, GhiCrles-3lov- ett, injured Xldyd injured jplernr.lK: Mr.'-Horm cuia and bruis ep; cuts -and bruises.. .Two others were 'rut by nying under xtue direction of the .Domin- ion Agricultural and Immigration de- partment. The 'Commission left England by'the Empress of Ireland August landed at Rim- the 13lh. Here they were in charge by Mr. Blake Rob- ertson of the.'Jmraifration_ depart- ment Three were spent' in "ihe provinces of If ova Scotia New Brunswick jind Ontario. They arrived in Winnipeg on the 5th ot September and after visiting that city, stops at Bran- don, Portage la Prairie, Regina, Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat. This is the third Scottish -Agricultural first visiting Den- mark' in 1904 and the second, Ireland in 1906. The commission is compos- i-f-prsi-tical farmers and others interested in agriculttijal devplop- ment and education.. The main sub- jects of study are: Land settlement; the constitution and operation of the Department of Jigriculture; Agricul- tural education and research; x- pfnmeiital, farms; live stock; p :vi 1 f'infl ng; fruit ;l vegetable in-Jp.- agricultural co-operation; :t, cpkl, storage o; d markets, etr. The of the commission is David Rirriemu r M. Rodgi Jilitirgowrie n-v hoa. secr-t'-ary, _ menibers 'of tki> commission ir- 22. in number and are drawn from, all ns of Scortan 1 as the, i- i rf ihe pariy will show. to the Bridge Promptly at 8.30 a.m. the mayor and.members lioard of had never equal'that of Woolford. Henderson, of Commission, who had assumed'thf'.Bnien of a "Doubt- ing "wiif iac Altenberg, Lorraine, Sept. Emperor William disappointed the general expiituitiou that ho would set foot bu French territory today in the course of ji sightseeing trip along the Vosgefi Range. The French thorities forwarded his Majesty a hearty; invitation to do so and had made' every preparation to welcome the Imperial He hod intend- ed to the high- est point which is situated in From ARE STILL RAGING Settlements In Peril Of Destruction Near Superior In one of the most eloquent speech- es ever heard, by the party, C. F. P. Conybeare; K. president of the Board of Trade bade the visitors wel- come. He spoke of the relationship existing Great Britain and the Greater Britain beyond {-he ssas, and. in. glowing terms told of" the ftllh.. and conditions 4s well as the. growth and development, of this new country to which we hoped to welcome many Scottish immigrants. ascending it a' view may be had of Jileiniremont and the valley :of the Moselle river. Emperor William ar- rived late this afternoon and decided not to proceed across the.'fbntiery bat he sent'his thanks to the French officials for the courtesy shown him. For the yuitors William Barber, of Tererriari, Moniaive, Dumfrieshire, made reply; in "very pleasing After acknowledging the, welcome ex- Mr. Barber said that the visit i ;of eminently satis- factory as they had seen> what they panted the first.time in Canada, they; had fields of beets and the factory making the. sugary They: had also visited a at Magrath of _ which they had. ofte.u heard, and they had seen the wheat they, had yet- seen THE CHOLERA SITUATION St. Petersburg, Sept. official statement of the cholera situation in St.' Petersburg shows that- today there were fifty-eight new cases and eight deaths from the disease and there are one hundred and'seven pa- tients in hospitals with it. Fort William, Ont., Sept. Re- ports from the White Fish Valley Silver Mountain are very discourag- ing. The j bush fires are now almost up to the settlement and T3 Hies and only n he is willing! o gamble that will average 60 bushels tto The visitors were ready to 'confess that cer- tainly looked like it would." The GommLsiion boarded the train Raley where -run was. made, to tlie .time being less than and a.-v couple of stops being aWMagratlKarid n Raymqud, The krwed -ppsisible.- HURRICANE IN THE WEST in Canada. He .will not dispute peo- ple that: wheat is raised nity.vandrsiity bushels to the- ae they had seen the irri- they had seen As to why they were in; -this j country Mr. Barber said it was" chiefly__because thc-y had been invite Government ta. see the country eyes tell what tbey; Scotch tongues; 'land '_' 5Tour only sdoing but _ well. You are truly at of" opportun- ity." Mr. Barber spoke-of trie intense Naismith Humphries- and Nour.se were on the' committee. One hour was occupied in visiting the high level bridge. Many -wcTe the comparisons between "this bridge and the Forth and Tay bridges" and while the consensus of Sage.-the senied the cards giving a sketch r of bridge. Messrs. of the R. I. we're; in the com- pany to.say Patriotism in every communi- He1 was glad to see -is -so in Scotland for which one" of the party is willing to be spoke of the continual revelation the trip had of the-esteem and regard, even affection of. Canadians for the Old trusted that it would be of Mr. Young, the iiheriiff. -tf Brothers oi Many Lives Lost -T Aii Island Has Been Devastated Carty accompanied the -train that Mr R. W. horseman of Magrath, also accepted ah iavi- tatiori to go to Who opinion was-Jhat the may bi longer and the second higher, the The personnel of' the Commission strengthened by their visit! He ex- iir 11- -pressed- the thanks of the party to is as follows: William -the members of the Board of Trade and made ispecial reference of the kindness -and co.iirtesy extended. by Moniave, Bruce, Edinburgh Eafetiiof College of fchen C'lmpehd, Grand Turk, .Turks' 'Island, B.WJ-, swept, over tlie Island; last- night, this al daybreak the town of iGrand Turk was tateil. A number of lives Tiavc been lost but just now how many- cannot be Grave anxiety- ;relt for the safety of Dr.r 11. district commissioner .of "Caicos, who was making for Turk fslnhd.s whcm the storm" broke. The hurricane reached; here at -nine o'clock last' night the wind blowing fromjthe northeast. At o'clock this morning the' wind a velocity of nearly-100 miles an hour and was blowing" from, the north at O'Connor a very heavy rain, can save these communities from destruction. There are several hund- red people situated in these districts. John Menns, provincial land inspect- or, came in from a trip over these sections last night and he says that there is a sea of flames along the section, and he says that .both sides of the road are blazing. Nothing but a big rain can save the settle- ment. Johnson, a settler, in the vi- cinity of- Silver Mountain, was burn- ed out, losing practically everything he possessed in the world. RAGIXG .IN QUEBEC ALSO Toronto; Sept. 11. The forest fires have left the sky shrouded in a mist that gives the impression of a dull day with rain threatening. Condi- tions all over Ontario and Quebec are much the 5untu. The weather Is fine and warm and but for the smoko 1 from the fireis the skies would be cloudless. SERIOUS AROUND SUPERIOR f Duluthr lliniu, Sept. Beaver Bay, on the north shore .of Lake Su- perior, eighty miles north-east of Du- luth, is reported to be burning. The citizens have appealed to Governor Johnson for aid. The boothship Am- erica has gone to the rescue. Fires rage ail' over Lake "and Cook Coun- Hundreds of homesteads have been burjieu and- people ate homeless, Cranu 'ilftrais 100 miles from on, the T north .shore, ,is surrouiided by the Training ship _ taking on tethbridge bridge adjusted a com- f Mid-Lothian; Jarnes bination of length and height that left it nov rivals. 1 HaH- P. L. Naismith the general manager vlded I: tnp and to house, George-A. c. i i -n-i i: "1-.V-1 -the supenntendent. guson, Surrauale, Elgsnr, fA. 1 r ,._ R- H- Owca- at the" request Evans FIREMAN WAS BLOWN200 FEET Engine Explodes In- juring a Man Who Was Threshing Man.T Sept, 11 b'clock this morning the boilvr of from the bridge, the' 4 j party, boarded their special cars. Sun- set and Ranger-.and proceded toward Rayniond, The president of the' Raymond' Board of Trade met them at the Sugar Factory. The Commis- sion firat passed through the factory where "the-operations were explained by Mr. Dyer, the manager. also gave them a short address in defense of the beet sugar as against the mis- representations of the cane sugar companies. Small paste-hoard box- containing candy made-from beet sugar were presented.to the Commis- sion ami visitors. Leaving the fac- tory the Commission was given a drive through the beet fields and boarded the train again at the. Ray- mond Magrath It.waar- shortly 12 o'clock wherT" tlie Commission arrived "at Magrath: Here there were rigs ga- lore and drive was taken -trotmd the "town and -to some fine fields of spring and fall grain. At Magrath the Commission was in- troduced to a fine field of. English Lancaster oats that were sown on the 20th of May and cut on the lat of Dr. Boon, American -settlers j were -doming -Cniiada Canada and h is apt structive words were'" "much" ciated by the visitors; The party was loath to break for Scotch song followed song, old Cottage, Ayr; James Keith, favorites -such as Annie den, TJdny, Aberdeenshire; -Angus Lomond others being sung in Grieg, Marishall Henderson, LiiwtonV Coupar- Angus; J. M. Hodge, Perthshire; Harry Barneylnllt Dunbarj James threshing machine bcfonging to Jaa. September, The yield was just 96 MacKintosh, Uig, Cortree, Skye; Dr. Carlaw..'Martin, Dundee; E. E.' Morri- son, Bonnytown, Strathvithie, Fife; Prain, Perthshire; Sir! John R. G. Barrcck House, Wick, JoVirt Newton, near Glasgow; David A. Spcnce, Dunriiriald Mains, Montrose; G. L. Aitkenj Kircaldy, Fifeshire; Principal Wright; F.R.S. E., the West of Scotland. Agricultural College. V The Smoker ij-V Satisfied their trip over the wheat and beat fields the Scotlfsh farmers spent a very pleasant" even- ing at the Chinook Club; their en- tertainment taking the form of a smoker. During the evening songs were sung by A. S. Tilley, H. Kil- ner. Rev. J. S. Gravers, Senator De- Veber and Aid. Cunningham, as well as by Messrs. Angus east. has been .to proixjrty here andf the streets 'of and several buildings -partially wrecked. v The Haultain sloop Telegraph, which had taken shelter at Hawkes Nest, .foundered with all The belonging tO'the {East: Caicaps Fiber broke "awiay jffOin and hns'hot'feeen salt lighters iwhicri were, jtioorwl j-esteritay at the fidihg grpumls and the Hivwrk's Xest arc missing. -..Washington, officials here say .that the whoV( -thGrri'jJrirt of the "United States from coast-to coast has been ravished fire, that the year will 03 .ione of the worst In, the. last quarter century. .The year's actual loss from fires in all parts of the country wil.l be up high in the millions. Tit the fires have "started a widespread movement yi many itates to check them by adopting rational -systems of fire The total cost of the forest.fires on the care- fully con trolled national forest re- fdr the season, exclusive of the- salaries of the forestry' officers, will not be more than. RETIRED GROCER ADMITS GRAFT MINERS DID NOT COME The British and Canadian mining engineers did not. reach I.ethbridgc- after all. About noon yesterday P.L. whose guests they were to have a message sayirg that the party was held up by a burnt bridge on the North Shore. Tt is not known when the party will ar- rive., Boyle, of Oswaka, explooSd, severely injuring several men, one of them probnblj- fatally. The accident took place oft. the farm of Alex. Irwin, Oswaka. The names of tho injxirwl arc: John Mo- her, of Huntingdon, Que.; Wilfrid fr- win, William -Boyle, of Oswakrt, ami another man. a stranger from Onta- rio. John Mobc'r, the firemnn, was the most serioiisiy injured Tfc is terribly bix-nst face, Ijcsidcs having a on tho top of the head." Ife WHS blown two hundred feet from vrhcr-i be working and that he was nrit is marvellous. A.t 11 o'clock xonight he is still unconsciou? ar.d the extent of his injuries is not ar- bushels to the acre. At Mafwth were seen some yrfy fine fields of alfalfa Cardtton The Commission took lunch on their cars between Magrath and Card- ston. Arriving at the lattor the Board of Trade had made rangements (or the 'most extensive thorough drive of the day's' pro- gramme. The; Commission was tak- en across the St. Mary's Riverand east to the fine 'wheat fields of Thom- as Woolford, -John A. Woolf, Ains- cough, etc. It was here, in the field of John A. Woolf, that Mr. Angus McKay of the Experimental Farm, Indian Head, heard to say: "This is the best crop I have ever seen." W. M. McKillicnn of the Dominion LATEST NOMINATIONS Lancflnt. M.P., has been re- nominated for tlu> Hi.nise oi Commons by the liberals of I.n Prairie Xapior- ville. A. K. McL'.in. M. P., has rc- nominatod by Lunonburg, N. S. Lib- erals. Inverness Li'bor.ils nominated Dr. Chishohii. Judge D, G. McKonzic has befn inated by Liberals ot Sydnoy and Vie- loria. Renfrew, Ont., Sept. Renfrew Conservatives have "nomin- ated John MacKay this place for the Commons. chorus until- Auld Lang Syne in the good old way brought the very pleas- ant evening to a close. What They Think" of It are--not dispensers- of hot air or jflattery-and the state- ments of the visitors of yesterday .can be taken as the truth as they saw it. The party seemed particu- larly struck with the wheat and ttM beets of this district. Mr. E. F.! Morrison ot Boanytown, Strathvith- ie, expressed tha gener-tl opinion, of the company when he said "We saw today the finest wheat i have seen in Canada, and. I can it is as'good as anything I have ever seen at homo. Your farmers are doing% good work and we were surprised to see the skill they showed. They are keeping their farms well tilled and much cleaner than the" Ontario farmer, whose fields are overrun Here we saw hundreds of acres with no weeds whatever." "How is this part of, Canada suited to Scottish he was ask- ed. Two Men In Toronto Negligence "The class of you have boon gotting have been those who had Httlo or no money and these may bo parts of the country better suited than thiss for Mat ho rrplied, "The kind you wont here is the well- to-do tenant of Scotland. As yet no effort has been made to get him -icro but our report will Breach this tl and will doubtless have SA effect. They would do well here and be a credit to themselves and this coun- try." Toronto, Ont., Sept. Two young men were found guilty of careless- ness in the operation of a gasoline launch, a jury sitting under 'Judge Winchester bringing in a verdict of criminal negligence being out an hour today. Thpy will be sen- tenced at the conclusion of the sit- tings and will probably bo fined. On a Sunday afternoon in July tho men. Trod Scawalin and Jam s Shorrin oporaiing a gasoline launch, collided with a. row boat on the H umber, both of the occupants of the. row buing precipitated into the river. Thly were The charge was strongly apainst tho pri- sonors. It was the first of the kind Departrnint'-'Conirnistion Find. ;.i Sept. ll.--pf the many witnesses examined in connection with" 'the- Marine Department 'inquiry as to i their, 'of doing business with the "department, the first to ad- mit that had paid graft turned up in the person of Alf- red a retired grocer of Sorel. iFr. Frnncour admitted that he hatl been in the habit of paying a commission-of two percent to Cap tains and stewards of government boats wno brought orders to him. Further questioned he stated his commission whs not restricted to give to the boats but was good for any marine man who brought busi- ness his way. Ho never informed Ihe officers of the department about it, as he did not consider they vtild lie interested in it. The investiga- tion has been adjourned until Octo- ber 6th, Judge and counsel having sosne other .matters to at- tenp to at Ottawa. v The Interior Department one million ac- res in Alberta have been taken up by homesteaders during the past month, since the odd numbered sections were thrown open for homesteading. Montreal, Sept. Marine inquiry was resumed today; J. M. to como hr Toronto. Mrs. A. C. Messer Snond this morning Bennett, went to Ray- to visit. Mrs. McDuff, accountant, testified that he had examined entries relating to the sale of .silverware, cutk-ry and Chi- na by the firm of B. J. Coughlin ft Co., for steamers Montcalm and Champlain. He had seen original ro- cord of purchase, etc., and found thorn correct. Prior to refund of ho found the firm's profit had boon about forty per cent, but after that refund thero seemed to bo no profits. Winnipeg, Sept. Porter, a Canadian Northern brake- man, was killed at Bluff, this morning. Ho had been crushed ter- ribly between two cars. ;