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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald 4, VOL II, LETHBRIDGC, ALBERTA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, IMW. NO. SSI. STRATHCONA WILL HOLD JOB Will Still Act Our High Commis- sioner Montreal, 'Sept. Strath- cona reached the city from the West yesterday, and being asked if he had seen newspaper rumors relating- to his alleged retirement from the High Commissionership, his lordship said that -he was generally 'the last one to take cognizance of. what appeared in papers. He however, would say that his retention _ of the office of High Commissioner for Canada at "the iheart of ;the Empire sole- ly -to the, fact that Sir Wilfrid Laur- ier -had-earnestly requested him to hold the the prime minister thinking- ;that it is in the public in- terest that he should do so. In tell- ing of his trip 'to the West, Lord Strathcona said the growth of the country beyond Ms dreams. Ask- his "opinion as to "wheat belts most northern limit, His Lordship said he was-sure that a great deal of wheat will be Braised away up in the Peace river country as well as in tim other regions. As fcr the plan to ship wheat by Vancouver to Europe, he was of opinion that the promoters _ of this policy knew-what they were talking about, and that- it was high-" ly probable that a portion. Of the fu- ture crops of Canadian West would find an outlet by the Pacific Coast. CONDUCTOR INSANE CAUSED BY WORRY Brandon, Man., Sept. Charley Taylor, one '-'f the motor the accident at Winnipeg July 26, when two young men were crushed to death. -was brought i Brandon yesterday and put in the Brandon asylum. Taylor was out on bail for manslaughter and had been working near Banting Siding, south of Brandon, but last Sunday showed signs of being insane. It is thought the worry of the accident at Winnipeg was .weighing on his mind to such an extent that it had made him irrational. REGINA SCHOOLS CLOSED Regina, Sask., Sept. a result of a fresh ouotbreak of scarlet fever, e city schools closed this morn- ng arid over six hundred pupils are tin-own out of attendance. Several n cases .have developed in German- town and any schools where German students are in dosed down. attendance liave GOOD FUTURE FOR THIS CITY General Manager Of Bank OfComiiieice Certain About It CLAIMED THAT WHITNEY HASN'T COOK'S RECORDS Another Attempt To Discredit Story Of the Man, Who First Claimed To Have Reached the North Pole Ottawa, Sept. cabinet taken the official position that all the Northern Hinterland, including the polar regions belongs tff country and will inform the Colonial Office. Buttle Harbor, Labrador, Sept. The following details of Commander Peary's journey to the North- Pole have been gleaned from members of the expedition on board the steam- er Roosevelt. The only men to reach the" "Pole Alex general manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, in com- 'any with John Aird, superintendent if Western Canada B. 11. Dennistoun, solicitor of -Winnipeg, arrived in the city Saturday morning his" private car. ''Toronto." Mr. .Laird in an interview with the Lord Strathcona is a great admirer I'Herald stated that h-a of the port of -Vancouver, .although 'his annual or rather periodical trip there are other fine points, he declar- j through the country looking over ed, on thc Pacific Coast, and on the j conditions and prospects with a view Canadian .side at that. There was Uo planning the coming year's Westminster, where, with little His one great object this time, he remarked, was to see the country at dredging, ships drawing thirty feet and more would receive cargo, and j its best, and the results he has seen no doubt Prince Rupert would give a 'have been very satisfactory indeed. good account of itself in, future as This is 3Ir. Laird's "first visit to the terminal port of the Grand Trunk Pacific. -He that Lethbridge, although he says he boon anticipating this visit for has the ffct-- of Vancouver having so [Past two years, as lie had heard 'much, fine back ..country at her very doors was anf advantage that can .never be lost sight of. As to the .people West; Lord Strathcona was confident they all remain British. CAUSE OF HARFUMAN'S DEATH Arclen; Sept. an- aemia and oedema of- the' lungs" was the chief caused of Edward H. Harri- man's death as officially stated to- night. Anaemia is an impoverished condition of, the blood anaemia therefore is pernicious form of the disease. of the lungs, or watered lungs, __the interpretation generally accepted might' have result- ed from a variety-of causes. ChunkOf Cash For Civic Till Sergeant Edey accompanied by Constables Miles and Campey made ii tour-of several pool rooms' yesterday and- raided three gambling joints altogether. At one place thirteen arrests were made; at ran other'place five players much :of its development "and -brilliant prospects. "1 can safely predict a very fine future for were his words. Mr. Laird is one of the men whose faith in the future of the city amounts to more than words. "As an evidence of the faith we have in the city'is future you have our new office building which, we are to make a handsome one. We have come here to stay." During the course of his tour Mr. Laird stated he had the pleasure of meeting most of the managers at different points, and thc reports from them of the conditions and prospects in. this country were irost satisfac- tory. From what he himself has seen and ;from "the information thus gleaned 3ttr. Laird bases his con- clusions on th'e future prospects for the country, and lays his plans. The Canadian Bank of Commerce has now thirtj'-four branches "in Alberta, a larger number than, any other bank at present. Two of these, at Strath- more and Olds, were 'opened during the present trip. The visitor remarked that he had not-seen much of the city as yet but that he had already visited the big !bridge which he considers a magnifi- stnzcture- He stated that he >vere Commander one Eski- mo, Eging Wah3 by name. -The" were white members of the various parties that left Cape Columbia, >-were seat back, one by one, as Peary drew nearer daily to his objective. Matt thew Henson and thrte -Eskimosr were -he reduced party that made the final dash, and these were'-left on the march south of the Pole. Captain Robsrt A. Baiilett and George'Borup started February 27th from. Cape Co- lumbia, with a number of Eskimos and dogs on the inarch across the ice heading north. On March 1st, Com- mand'er Peary left Cape Columbia with his party consisting of seven white men, seventeen Eskimos" and 136 dogs. On-March 4th, Peary came The Pole appeared as a frozen eea, Peary to make a sounding, but got no bottom at fathoms. Peary stayed at the Pole for thirty- four hours, and then started on, his return journey, the afternoon of April 7th. On the return the marches were continuous and Peary and tfie Eski- mos .suffered greatly from fatigue. They had their first sleep at the end the eighth march from, the Pole, in the Tgloosfleft by Bartlett. Here there was a--violent snow stojrn. On April 23rd the party reached the vertical the land of Cape Columbia. The Eskimos were -delighted to Breach land and the party'. slept fox. -two their sledges, days. rested They repaired -the and resuming journey reached the Roosevelt Roosevelt i, Was Damaged St. Johns, Nfld., Sept. ing to Capt. Neilsen, of the fishing steamer Taft, which arrived tonight from. Battle- Harbor; Labrador, Com- mander .Peary's steamer, the Roose- veltf, was badly damaged by ice in the north and may not get to North Sydney before September 25th; The Roosevelt struck a rock while enter- ing Battle Harbor and was fast six hours; but -vvas not seriously damsg- running to Cape up with Bartlett, who had pitched ed by the accident. his camp at the side, of a lead of wa- While the Roosevelt was stranded ter impossible- to cross. Captain .Neilsen went aboard to offer The c mb-ined party had to wait un--j assistance. He says "Commander til March_ 11, seven days "for further 1 Peary and Captain Bartlett showed The sun was seen for the first time March 5th and an observa- tion showed that the explorers were a short way from the '84th parallel. The supply of alcohol was short, and Borup retarded Columbia for a fresh stock. On March 14th, Borup overtook and brought a, supply of oil and alcohol. The division under Professor JDonald B. McMillan, was sent back, bis feet having, been bad- ly frozen. Borup returned to land Ijuui -55.53 with two Eskimos, The party now consisted of 12 ten und 05 dogs. Bartlett was still beating out- the trail two days ahead of Peary. Marvin took observations' S5.43 and then started on his re- turn march. him over the ship and told him that TOOKANOUTFIT FROM LETHBRIDGE thf Pole hail been punctured. cri'w of the Roosevelt are well but looc thin I tired and the most- worn out, member of the expedition is Perry himself. Captain Neilsen said that tli- rig- ging of the1 Roosevelt presented a curious -sight. About forty musk oxen and heads of reindeer sus- pended TV dry. Above the deck hous- es are kennels containing foxes and other animals which are being taken to the United States for museums. In the hold is a large supply of skins and fure, a number of Eskimo skeletons and the bones of strange animals. Sympathy with Cook I Christiana, Sept. Cook de- parted today on the steamship, Os- car II., and is due-to arrive in New York on September 21. This is the first date which he will touch the shores of his native land and it has been selected by the Arctic club of .America, for a banquet in his honor. Peary will also be in- vited but as Cook alone is a member he will be the principal guest. Mrs. Cook brokf the silence has maintained briefly last night to ex- PRESIDENT TAFT NAMES TARIFF COMMISSION Bevrrley, Mass., Sept. dent Taft this afternoon announced the appointment of the National Tar- iff Conunision as follows: Prof: Etea- ry C. Emery, Yale, Chairman; James B. Reynolds, Boston, secretary-treas- ure i-; Alviii" H. Sanders, of Chicago, editor and publisher of the Breeders Gazette. The board is authorized to employ experts to in- vestigate ".foreign domestic tar- iffs. LEMIEUX TO ATTEND Ottawa, Out., Sept. ter General Lemieux leaves for Eu- rope on September 20th to attend the International Postal Conference to be held at' Berne, Switzerland. It is probable that while in England, Mr. Lemieux will renew negotiations with the British authorities looking towards the establishment of a cheaper lantic. cable" sen ice across the At- INDICT MEN UP Ohio Jury With a Lot Of Alleged Grafters WILL EXHIBIT AT BIG CONGRESS plain that while she trusted impli- citly in her husband, she did not to be dragged into the de- Lethbridge Is Going To Ad- vertise Itself At Billings The BUI Lags Dry Farming Congress was the principal subject of discus- sion at 'the meeting of the Board of Trade council on Saturday, Presi- wish bate. dent Xourse occupied the chaic 5th- England and th... continent continua ers present were E. U. Rylands, A. to follow developments clcsely andJTilley, E. A. Cunningham, A. H. lic- the gist of the European comment J Keown, F. Downer, W. Oliver, B. Adams, -W. H. Fairfiekl, and the see- indicates that sympathy is with Cook. Disputes Cook's" Statement New York. Sept. 'Times j says today: Interesting evidence bear- Mounted Police In 'Search Qf-aJeam and Demo- crat relory, J. W. McKicol. The secretary stated that he had written letters to all the towns around Lethbridge asking their co- operation in making a. district exhibit at Billings, but Clareshokn hod -been ing upon the question whether Dr. Cook did reach the North. Pole or not, before Commonder" Peary suc- ceeded in his long quest for the' t'n8 onjy one to even acknowledge 'tine Pole was supplied yesterday in a jletter' tb-ey were unable to" {do despatch published in the New York He had-gone into themat- !ter of cost arid found .that the IJetih-, send an. Herald, from it's correspondent, who -t Claresholm. Sept. Review j says Where is Henry Jonassen On the next march, Bartlftt made j Anyone knowing will do society a record trip, covering twenty-eight favor by tipping off the Mounted Po- were and at another game j ieard of the Westerners five gentlemen were requested to ap- pear-% court morning. Mr. Harris appeared this morning in behalf of .all 'these" men and plead- od guilty, .for the "entire bunch. The" -magistrate imposed- fines of and the; bankers and costs flayers, and. "the j to brag of their achievements but this is certainly one that warrants it. He was "more impressed with this spider-like structure than any other-bridge'he has" seen, and he has- seen. a great many of the bridges of the world. object; of his companv, Mr Quite a'number of these sporting." gentlemen will find ifc to their advan- tage to leave town to avoid arrest on charges 'preferred by the Mounted was to have" the ionk. town_ dty- it jaust w.ith the wealth pouring in, they prepared to do _. _. tJ_. all, to further that develop- Police. These "tin horns' are going irent to be cleared out if possible and this is only a preliminary move. funds to legiti- mate enterprises. do not only- want, deposits. -Every enterprise that needs our support: will receive the best .consideration we can offer. We expect our managers to be part, and parcel of the-" town and have its in- terest at heart. The policy of "bank was The Taylor Milling and Elevator j that there is no better place any- Company is launching -out in the ele- where than that particular place vator business again this year. Hav- where the branch was located. Build Elevator At Diamond City ing completed a large addatlon to the elevator here, the gang of men. under Linton. "Lundy are leaving this week for Diamond City erect elevat- or of bushels 'capacity. Tt is the intention of the company to erect another of the same size at Xeoiton. this year. A NEW C. P. R. LINE 'Toronto., Sept. R. line from" Coldwater 'to Pet-eroro through- Lindsay will-be begun n'eit spring. The official title of the road will be the Georgian Bay and Sea- board -Railway, but it will be con- structed and operated by thc C. P. R. The visiting gentlemen have come in from the- north, having visit- ed Prince Albert, Edmonton, thence to Calgary and south to Lethbridge. They loft. Saturday evening for Med- icine and take the main lisre -east. Manager bourse showed the party abbut the city. miles. This brought The party now consisted of. Peary, Mt, Matthew Hanson, colored man, who had been Peary's personal assistant on so many -of his expedi- tions, the Eskimos, sey-en sleds- aiid 60 and tine journey northward and traded" on that lice. Tbej- are looking for Henry but in the same as many oiiher cases, were not notified of Henry's capers until after, he had a big start for liberty. Henry is .an..' artist in his own way. He had a. job with Ed. resumed. The ice was perfectly level as-far as th.. eye could see. Bartlett took the observation, the 88th parallel on. April 2nd and then reluctantly re- turned, leaving Peary. Hanson, and three fortv with days, to make the' final dash to tlie Pole. This reduced party start- ed the morning of April 3rd. The men j man's credit, and then -did a few more things, lie came to Claresholm a few weeks ago and a gen- erous supply for 'Mr. Bramsley at Teskey Robertson's. He got the goods .because Bramsley is a custom- er at this store. But he bought more than "Bramsley sent him for, and among other things a watch. First he tried to borrow'; five dollars on met Harry .Whitney, the New Haven Board of Trade could sp-rtsman aboard the Roosevelt iexhibit man alpng -wii when she in from the North to v HT T_r _ on August 24. "The correspondent sailed from Newfoundland early in August. Whit- ney was aboard the Boosevelt, having j been picked up at Etah by Peary. ritlb' AV. H. Fail-field said that wouLd be about three thousand dele- giate-s from all the dry farming states and provinces there, the exhibit would do more good there than at Youngstown, Ohio, Sept. names 01 fifteen men indicted byTtie special grand charges of bribery grafting in the, city and couttty fairs were made public day. Two of the men. are said to have confessed. The following''men I were indicted r IS'orth 'NewtoBi, B. Runstrefeter, James S. WetzeU, John H. L" Oale, 'John- Young, X. P. Milligaa, Thomas', Helrigle, George W. Hippie, V; Wm. Kelly., and C. Start. O'he men. are all." prominent and many, of them have held Sees. "Witt the exception of Newton; wlio lives in Harper's Ferry, W. the indicted men are now residents of .q this city. LOQKS GOOD TO FERNIE- f: Proposal to Establish Agency of Loh- "dffrv Financial Institution -v (Special to the Herald.) FeEnie, Sept. prominent .at-" tdrney of this city has just 'receiv- ed communication irom-the Lon- don agent of tlie proposed Canadian Mortgage "Bank, now being organized in London for the purpose of .making investments in the shape gage real vest ia municipal debentures, asking for information as to the advantages- of Pernie as a field-in which "to es- tablish an agency to and to" transact "bus- iness.-locally. The Canadian -Mort- gage Bank is a new venture and has such men as Lord- Strathconav the walked threedays for ten hours emPloycr's credit -but that didn't work. He however got a watch and it at a Here is where he showed signs of being ama- They then slept! shortlv aiade twenty miles. near the 3.9th parallel. While ing a stretch of ice 300 yards wide, the sludge broke through, but it was saved by two of the Eskimos. Had narrow escapes from drowning.. afterwards pawned for ten dollars. iteurish. He was fool enough to re- store -where he bought The ice was still good and the dogs were in great shape. They made as high as 25 miles a day. The next observation was made at The next two -marches made in a dense fog. The sun was sighted on the third 'of April, and an observation The Pole was 6th, a at turn to the the watch to get- the Chinaman's cheque cashed. That meant his- un- doing on >that occasion. With Night Policeman Ed wards :6n his trail he- returned the watch and was allowed werc''to go home. He ..represented himself to Bramsley as a competent engineer but without ja Canadian certificate was unable to do business. He said he would go to i-s orj-bservatr-ns were taken (Abridge and apply for papers and while the explorer was on his back frorii the 'Pole. "Dr. Cook has declared in his ear-, liest interview, in, Copenhagen, that} he entrusted the proofs that he reached tlie Pole, to Whitney, when returning from the Pole. He found Whitney staying at Peary's base of supplies at Etah. "Dr. Cook explained that he made two sets of records, including exhaus- tive observations. He he said, to Whitney, so that in event of mishap to himself, there would still be proofs of his claim to the discov- ery of the Pole. When Whitney was heard from, 4Dr. Cvok asserted pos- itively, as to his tion would be "Tlie l Seattle, where nearly, all the people j-are merely sight-seers, Bill- district, effort and learn. He believed that South- _ ern A'lberta 'could make an exhibit that would show up well along side j buOdiac of the other exhibits that would be there. Others expressed themselves to the effect that the expenditure would be a most judicious one to make. On motion of A. Tilley and F. W. Down- er it was decided -to appropriate for the purpose. The secretary was instructed to get advertising material prepared. In the course of the discussion Mr. IHcXichol stated that copies tOf the winter wheat pamphlet had j been issued and calls were coming in all thc t'.me for more. He bad been "m TT The Heralds correspondent, who, to scnd a COIXSfgrimeat to when he wrote his despatch evidently Sealtlo for distribution. He submit- a plan of a map of the district knew nnthing of this, mentions that 'ted Dr. Cook met Whitney at Btoh, on with printing matter on the back of Apnl 17th and says that ,Dr. Cook 'it. He suggested using enough ad- merely stated that, he had bs- vcrtisements on the back to pav for __ __ ,1 .J.T i V of Argyle, Major General Gra- ham and others-interested in It. That should be selected as -one- of the western points at which such an institution wishes Jo" establish itself indicates- the importance the centre of the great Crows Pass Coal field has attained in the eyes-of. the financial "world and will, prove-to-be a wise move upon the part of th'e new institution, and one which will fill in the future up- e and surrounding This matter will be laid- the board of trade ajad no will be spared to "bring the project to a successful issue. Winnipeg Loses Leading Citizen yond the 1906." mark Peary reached No Cook Records jit. Whereupon Aid. Oliver said that Itho Board could make a couple of j hundred dollars by having more ad- c. the way Tt seems" by his gen- he reached New Block On DufferinSt. 90. Pruvy deposited his records was assisted and hoisted the American Flag. The L-ous friend. temperature was 32 degrees below zero j LethbrMge all right 4nd while thern Fahrneheit. represented himself as a great pooh- bah air engineer on a big scale. To i gain prestige ihe engaged a number of j men to work and then went to'Peck Bros, livery and hired a team and democrat. It's Mr. team that the lUounted Police are looking for. Jonassen hiked back to Bramsley's i from Lethbridge, reaching there late at night. His was in' bed in ttie with some other women and New York..Se.pt. 'vertisements on the back. The maps has received the Com-'-will be prepared and all the'real es- mancler Peary; "Battle Harbor, via Ray, Nfld. September 12. "To Editor !North 'American: tato and land.men who' are members of the Board will have an. opportun.- i ty to get advertising space. Winnipeg, Sept. a steady improvernent in his condition wiiich. continued throughout Friday and Saturday, Dr. Duncan W; McDerm-id; principal of the Deaf and Mute Insti- ture, suffered a relapse and died sud- denly at 2.30 Sunday morning at the general hospital. Dr. Gunn, superin- tendent of the hospital, said yester- day that Dr. JMcDermid has made such rapid improvement that he was considered out of danger and this account his a great shock. He stated that the end came unexpectedly as the result of heart superinduced by an-affection have no knowledge of Cook's having Iretary said that thev had _ _ i _ given Whitney The see- to have any records. '.There'Ytigbteon people at least and so far John Brodie announced to the Her- aid this morning that he proposed building at once a two-storey brick I block on his-property on the corner of and Smith streets.. .The building will have a frontage of 6 feet 'on in" street and will be fifty, feet deep. her hubby made her get up and come APPOINTED VICAR GENERAL Hamilton, Qnt, Sept. an- was made in the Catholic Churches' todivy that the Rev. Dean Maboncy, of Mary s Cathedral "been appointed Vicar General of GREAT FLIGHT IN FRANCE Jarvell Sept. Summers, the French made .a great flight here today in of 30 000 soldiers who were ialt- ing part in the WJ.T: manouvres. He then made another1 flight, crossing the river Meurthe and soaring over the highways and farms at a speed of 80 kilometres. to -him. :MV. and slept i in the Cook house on a mattress own- jod Bramsley and. were covered (with blankets owned by same 'nvan. In the early dawn JoTiassen land wife got up and drove off- with aro' no velt. C.oks the .six had signed an agreement to igo Pearv.' The Board Mason Land decided to supply the On Brink "Of V Niagara Falls sorrow yesterday morning when the news spread rapid- ly of Dr. McDorroid's death and to- day the city may be said to be in mourning, for the broad sympathies of the, deceased brought him in. close :o. with some literature j relation either directlv or indirectly and sampl.es to take with them for a with aimost every His life Southern Alberta exhibit through the was part of Winni Dakotas and Iowa. j sofer as citizenship made it so. The matter of getting the govern- j i ment to do something about purchas- winter wheat seed grain was tak- N iagara Fa 1 X. For thirteen Harry potter were marooned up. Mr. Xourse said that he had i.., Sept. 12. jbeen the-only member of the-commit- George and j toe to show up to meet Hon. Sydney with -two companions Fisher ami he had been unable to get in a.. small launch on chance .to speak to him. Mr. Fair- a out .in the river more than a mile from breaks into turbulent upper rapids, j finally decided to try to get the Al- ;rho boat went aground atout seven berta to'take the matter o clock last night and it was not un- til eight o'clock this morning that it was released, and the party, half field .said that he had neglected to the point where the. river }spcak.. him on the subject. It. was Farmers Used Their Pitchforks the mat- Mr. Brams- art sus- from cold and fright, taken off. Absence of wind is all that saved Mr. Cunningihani ma-de a suggestion that was heartily taken up by: the Roarcl and that was to have Toronto, Sept. while a gang- of: workmen. N employed by contractors to lay the transmis- sion line of the Hydro Electric Power Commission, were laying bases on the farm of near Ste Annes, Jn." Lincoln county, they were attacked Board of Trade "automobile excur- by some farmers with pitchforks. the boat 'ami the four passengers sions and cast of tho> j spades and shovels and ordered to picions grew to from swept ovec the Falls. All {city to enable the members to get a of the police being "notified, thc question is. have and Mrs. Jonaason crossed the or not. or are they still; travelling in Canada? Farmers would do well to [keep an eye out for Mr. Jonnssen. through the night the nien kept call- ing- for help, but their- voices failed to .reach anyone on shore. AVhon John W. Tirodcrick. man; pulled.the outfit off the men were in a state of collapse. quit the Foreman Bowea Lottor kloa of that country and thus had his noso broken and two jwork-" encourage trade from these districts men were badly men to the city. The matter will -bo tak- en up more fully at the general meet- ing of the Board place nfxt week. which will take are under orders" from the commis- sion not to retaliate with .violence and therefore made ancc. ;