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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta y TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Lcllihridgc, .Alberta. Saturday, September 14, MINIMIZES VALUE OFPANAMA CANAL French Maritime Authority Makes Some Observa- Not Trade Away From the Suez- Value Only Strategical Number 23-1 Palis, Sept. passing ot th Panama Canal bill into law Iras en rise to (lie discussion ot the e> aggcralioii of the importance of til canal itself to the world's shipping One ot the leading' maritime author! lies in France, M. .lose Mosclli, say in this connection that the cnorhiou advantages of the new canal arc consideration greatly (Juninished. T11..; are, he says, not sufficient lo'brin 1o ijanama tile trade enjoyed. lv for, while the voyage from Eli to (he east via I'analiia woul lie .sonic fifteen (fays shorter, advantage would he more than count crualanced hy the difficulty Of obtai 1115 freight. By the Suez route ves scls tap Egypt, India and China where freights are profitable abundant, while not seen 1o be much to be picked up by the Panama route. On the return ship might make a slight detour to Chile and load nitrate, but at yet ton this would not appear very at tractive. From the passengers' point of view ithe Panama route would only benefit travellers between Europe, the wcs coast oi the United States anil Aus- tralia. European passengers for Chit would arrive jusfc as quickly liy goinj direct to Buenos Ayres and takin; .the Trans-Andean railroad. As to the nitrates anil saltpeter of very profitable is to he presumed that the sailing ships that carry it now will continue to use the Cape Horn route, not oiil io avoid the nasal dues, but also lie- cause calms are frequent and durable in the gulf of. Panama. There remains the question of coa Seventy-five per cent, ot existing car- go steamers carry between and S.nno 'tons. Their speed is small and their coal consumption calculated tor A.LFRASERTO GET REWARD ANOTHER DEFEATED CANDIDATE WHO WILL GO TO THE RED CHAMBER Ottawa, Sept. to the capital at the present time include !A. L. Fraser, ex-Conservalive mem- lier for King's county, Prince Edward Island. Jlr. Eraser's name is mentioned in connection with the vacancy in the Senate for the Island, caused by the death of Senator McDonald. The appointment is -not likely to be made until shortly before the session opens, when ether vacancies in the Senate will also be filled. Mr. Fraser is one of the stalwarts of the Conservative party in Prince Kdward Island. Ho v.'on two federal elections but iva.s heaten on September 21 last by a majority oi only H. SUCH IS FAME medium distances. Hut between Pan- ama and Asia or Australia there is the whole Pacific Ocean to lie cross- ed, fifteen to. twenty days' naviga- tion. Only very rich freights would permit such an expense. Froni all this, concludes M. -Mosel- li, it appears that the prime import- ance of the canal is tlmt.it permits the United States fleet to operate indifferently on cith-i er shore ot the continent. Thanks to the .new canal, the American fleet will be able to accomplish ju two or three weeks a journey which former- ly required three months and that, without doubt, will hasten the set- tling of accounts which, sooner or later, must take place between the United States of America and Japan 'or the hegemony of the Pacilic. Mc-xico City, Sept. The muni: ot Mndero hissed hero yesterday in the Chamber of Deputies, and Hint of Diaz cheered by a crowd that pack- ed the galleries, in the streets later disapproval of the prcsi- (lent was loudly voiced by the throngs who watched the dilut! qxecutlvo nnss In Ills carriage. Tho same- throng called hearty vivas for the deposed Diaz. WARCMp" ARE DISPERSING SIGNIFICANT MOVE IN CAN NOW EXPORT BREAD STUFFS London, Sept. King Peter, of Servia has signed a decree withdraw- ing his. order prohibiting the export breadstuffs and fodder, says a des- patche from Belgrade, to the Dally JSxnress. Tbe correspondent aay'j this is accepted as a sign that war GERMAN PERIL IS TERRIBLY REAL Rev. Joseph Woodsworth Gives Impression of Con- ditions in Motherland clouds are disappearing. I intprferin- A despatch .from Sofia to the Dailj mterrerinB Mail says that an order was issued Friday nigbt retaining with the colors all time expired men who are entitled to join the reserves. BRITISH STATESMAN MARK FOR SCANDAL Veiled Insinuations Which May Lead to a Big Sensation London, Sept. is again busy on one of England's leading statesmen, who once before has had to have recourse to law to protect himself against what judge and jury jronounced to be slanderous attacks, .iriously.enough the stories which are'now current are more or less a revival those which were referred o something over a year ago. The woman in' the it is a case in which-a woman iccording to the most common ver- whose name was whis- pered hilt never openly mentioned in he legal proceedings. Another story has it that a young American actress, who has been mak- ig .occasional appearances ou the .ondon stage for a few years past, is he object of the politician's atten-j ions. Under ordinary circumstances gps- ip of this kind w-ould neither merit lor receive attention, but in this par- icular case there are exceptional fea- TURKS TORTURE CHRISTIANS Athens. Sept. is re- ported here that Turkish sol dlers In the Alessi and Seutarl districts arc murdering and torturing Christians. The Al- banians occupying the moun- tains of the Montenegrin fron- tier are 'preparing for a gener- al rising. SIR MONTAGUE AM RETIRES QUIT STEAMBOAT DIRECTORATE TO CONCENTRATE EFFORTS IN OTHER INTERESTS Montreal, Sept. Montague Allan, one of the principal directors of the Allan Line of steamships, to- RELY ON CANADA New Pastor of Westmin- ster Church Pleasing Personality Rev. Joseph Woodswortu, U.A., the new pastor of Westminster Church, arrived in the'city this morning, hav- ing been delayed at Medicine Hat by "Mtli his planfi day announced rctircment from I he directorate. This action follows closely on that of Mr. Bryce Allan, tho representative of the line for ures. First of all the reports are considerable time in Boston Humors eceivmg such widespread circulation jn lhe ]niuiagement of the hat it will not long remain possible j Allan Line were riic for some time ignore them. In clubs and draw- but jt. was not ng-rooms it might almost he said in I was ilmninenb he streets, men and women discuss j and came as a FEAR SAFETY OF THE BISHOP RUMOR THAT BISHOP LATULIPPE OF HAILEYBURY WAS MUR- DERED BY INDIANS Ottawa, SepL Department of Railways and Canals received a wire yesterday from Hail-eybnry, Ont.. asking If they had any word from any of their surveying parties in tho north as to tho safety of Bishop Latti- lippe. of Hailo'ybury and Father Brossean. It was rumored that they had been murdered by tho Indians ou j the south shore of Hutlson Bay. It was thought possibly Mr. automobn'o 'se YeiniiV 'il chrano had gleaned some information to Monday, September a TasT'san' of tho missionaries while on his norih- ctioned yesterday by the automobile ern trip. However, no word of them club of America. This does not in lias been received at. Ottawa. i anyway affect, the running of the Bishop Latulippe, who Is head of! VM" tho Cobalt Diocese, stretching io Hudson Kay, set out some time lis matter as only next in interest 3 the weather. Those publications which deal candai within such limits as cry strict English libel laws allow are scanned eagerly for veiled refer- ences, ami while so far none of them have ventured to make an indiscrim- inate allusion to the affair, it is con- fidently expected that the silence will soon he broken. The second circumstance, Which makes the case of peculiar importance is that not a few persons have deep interest in having the scandal blazon- ed forth to the world. The politician concerned is so well hated that some of his eneniics would consider any weapon that should bring a desirable exposure. The i'nrnell case should show how a political cause could he rnine.-l by a leader's personal weakness and the policies with which the man now in question is identified are even more bitterly listed than was home rule :or Ireland in the days when the i'heo. Shea disclosures dealt it a staggering blow, from which it took years io recover. Sir Montague stated to a represent- ative of the Canadian Press at the i" Mount Royal Club that he had been tne impelled to take the step of leaving the management oi the line in the hands of Messrs. Hugh and Andrew Allan, because he wished to have more time io devote to other affairs. "I mean to devote more lime to the affairs of tile Merchants' Bank and other enlerprizcs in which I am said Sir Montague. "That, is my snip reason for rpt'ring. j I have retired, and there is really nothing more to he said. The man- agement of the Allan Line will he CHANGED THE DATES Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 14.- efficiently carried on by those in whose hands it is left. I have noth- ing more to say." to reach the city yesterday afternoon. Jlr Woodsworth was been hy a Her- ald-man this morning, and expressed himself as .well pleased to have his holidaj o.er, and to be again ready for active work. He has just returned from England, where he went-on.a wedding trip, and greatly >njoyed the visit to the Moth- eiland Ml Woodsworth returns with an enlarged Msiou of empire greatness, with a vivid im- pression of the as to the future and. the genuineness of the German peril. He. does-not share the vtew that the "peril" cry waBtmaiiufacturetl for political reasons It L, terribly real in .the Imagination of the average Englishman, and .for that reason the Motherland counts so heavily on the sympathetic co-operation of the col- onies, of Canada. That fact grows on one the-longer they are in England, and the'peculiar aspect of. it is that Canada Is looked to me than any of the'deijiendencies of Em- pire Geimany. a menace to the Industrial 'life of the nation, in so It affect? the IndnlduarBrlUsh- Tliey are> crowding -mto the country, and seem to ha> e the means of crowding the to the Woodsworth says he spent near- ly all his time in the south of Eng- land, where the Unionist party is strongest, and' prolmbljv came into contact with .the sentiment of the dominant party more thau otherwise He did not have opportunity-of visit ing the north, where the government is strong, but thinks that the uient Is general that the need of co operation throughout the Empire is real Lloyd George is bitterly hated by the "gentry" and established church clergy, but Mr. Woodsworth thinks time will vindicate the insurance bill and other advanced legislation of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Speaking of the difficulty in getting men to come to Canada for the min- istry, Mr. Wocdsworth considers that it is largely due to the lower educa- tional standards required.-elsewhere, and the larger financial remuneration offered. This fact makes it hard to get men for Canada, but those Who do come are of the right type and will fill the need much better than if the conditions were different. Mr. Woodsworth has a pleasing per- sonality, and sugt-jsts earnestness and activity, combined with a genial, kindly disposition. He is reputed to be a good organizer, a good mixer, and as pastor will doubtless make good in tho mission work confronting him In North Lethliridge. SAVE HISTORIC RELIC London, Sept. Sir James Crichtqn Brown, speaking at Dumfries, urged that effortB bo made to prevent the Globe Tavern, tho favorite "howff" of Robert Burns, which is now on [-file, from -being removed to Now York or Chicago. The tavern contains Burns' punch bowl and ladle, and the chair wherein he sat. FOUND ONE OF ANDRE'S BUOYS NORWEGIAN STEAMER PICKED UP AN INTERESTING FIND NEAR SPITZBERGEN ,t Tromsoe, Norway, Sept. Norwegian steamer Beta, which sail- ed September first from Foreland Sound, Spitsbergen, arrived here yes- .erday. She reports having picked up a tiouy marked "Andres North Pole ixneditlon, No. 10. bouy." Prof. Andre Ascended In a balloon frbih Danes Island, sear Spitsbergen, July in an effort to reach the north pole. He had >vitii 'him two other Swedish scientists. The party was never heard from afterwards. WHITNEY IS CHARGED WITH SERIOUS OFFENCE On Trial Charged With Receiving Calves Belonging to Blood Indians Knowing Same to Have Been Stolen In answer to a summons, W. D Whitney, familiarly known in .'this city as appealed for a pre- liminary hearing iu the Mounted Po- lice barracks today before Inspector West. Whitiiuy, who Is-represented by Palmer, stands charged that on the 24th of August at his ranch, east of this city, he did receive stolen v perly, namely two calves belonging to Blood Indians. This is alleged to be the sequel to the case of "Scotty" Murray, w it-will bs remembered, was arrested some time ago on-the charge of steal- ing the calves, alleged to be approprir ated subsequently bv Whitney Some half dozen or more witnesses are on land, including tbe Indians from MUNICIPAL PROBLEMS DISCUSSED AT FERNIE TURKS LOSE HEAVILY Cettinje, Montenegro, Sept. hundred Turks were killed and fifty taken prison- ers, in a fight with Malissori tribesmen in tbe Hoti district last Wednesday. The Alban- ians suffered a lo'ss of twenty men killed. DR. PACQDET'MAY TAKE THE JOB; j derbilt Cup races. Entries for 'he "S111! Grand Prix closed with just 1C 5go with Father Brossean. on a mission- ary trip' to the Hay. No word has bean received from them since they left. Alarmist reports have reached Halleybury that the two mon have murdered. Tho government is lending Its assistance in endeavoring o locate the missionaries, I entries on Hie list. A FATAL ACCIDENT Saskatoon, Sept. Stotts, of tho C. P. R., was run over by a switch engine in front of the sta- tion at 1! o'clock tonight. The.man, whoso legs were cut off, as well as I part of a hand, will likely die. MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT WITH EYES FOCUSED ON DEPUTY M1NISTERSHIP Scpi. is consitt1! erablc .sprcul.it ton in official poll-' tical circle's over the pending appoint- ment of a deputy minister of Inter- nal Revenue to succeed W. -I. Ger- aid, whose resignation goes into j feet on October 15. A number of names are mentioned in connection with (he appointment, i Among those is the name of Dr. pa-j ipiet, M.P., for j JUDGE DONOHUE DEAD Pembroke, Sept. J. Donohue, of Pembroke, senior Judge of Hon- frcw county, is dead here. Tic was formerly Crown Attorney at. St. Tbom- flG, Ont, COLSpBAGK FROM FRANCE HE SAW IT ALL AND WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE FRENCH ARMY London, Sept. the Hon. Sam Hughes, JIajor Morrison and Col. Landry n.lumed to England tonight. They shortened their visit to France to attend launching of H.P.l.S. Aud- acious, from the Cammell-Laird ship- building yard at Birkenhead tomor-; row afternoon. The launching and naming ceremony will u-e performed by the Countess ot Lytton. The Audacious, which is the first vessel of the dreadnought type to be constructed on the Mersey, represents the fourth armored cruiser of the P r o V i n c ial Commission Hear Suggestions From Men Interested Pcrnie, B. C., Sept. session oi the municipal commission now touring the province and holding op- en meetings in towns and cit- ies was held heie tonight Chairman W. H. Keary' late mayor of New Westminster II. A MacLean, K.C., of Victoria E Bull, of Vancou- ver, and. Jaihes Morton, secretary oi the board, also ot Vancouver, were present and the sitting was open- ed promptly ;-at en-thirtv o'clock. Owing to the unavoidable absence of Mayor Bleasdell and Acting Broley, the sitting was "not as long had been expected, and but -four, witnesses were examined. City Clerk Willis Ross was first be- fore the board, and was questioned regarding the assessment, taxation, and city ownership of the water and ight plants. Mr. Hoss stated that :he public ownership of public utili- ties had been working to the satisfac- ion 'of the people of Fernie and the city had. been making a substantial irofit from tlie operations of these plants. The witness stated that the town was laboring under difficulty, owing to the restriction of the power of the school hoard in its ability to levy a sufficient rate of taxation fur said to have; whom the calves- are been stolen, After the charge had been read to1 Whitney the Indians in company witht Mounted Police officers, retired from- the court room to the corral m the barracks in order calves which are to identify the being held there tne lourtu armored cruiser oi ino, ,v.j. 1010-1911 programme, now in course school purposes, the difficulty being of construction. She is 555 .feet in length, feet beam, displacing 000 tons: while her armament con- overcome by drawing upon the gener- al fund of the town. He thought Hut the limit should he increased sists of ten 13.5 inch guns and 16.4 five mills to such rate as would inch anti-torpedo craft guns. school funr] to nc bines of one thousand horse-power are designed to produce the standard battleship speed of 21 knots per hour. Her total cost, exclusive of guns, is estimated at nearly Col. Hughes referring to his visit to France, said that they attended the nanoeuvres at the express invitation of the Krench war office, and wei-3 -liven a cordial reception -by the with cows supposed to be related to' them The first witness called was- Hugh Francis Baker, a stockman on the Blood Indian reservation. Mr. Haker testified to the nature of tho brands on cows owned hy the Blood Indians explaining in minute details the character of the various brands used by the Indians. Speaking fur- ther with regard to the cows, Mr. t Baker said there were no brands on the calves, which, however, 5in mi t opinion were related to the Ciop Eared Wolf Crop Eared Wolf, a Blood Indian, examined through an interpreter, tes- tified to recogniang the brand on one of the cows in the corral. He kr.eu from the nature of the brand and its location that the cow "was Ins property In answer to the mag- istrate, Crop Eared Wolf seated that ic had not sold the cow nor given it away Plain woman, another Blood In-" dian, identified a cow in the corral belonging to him describing In detail he precise location of the brand on same There was a strange brand on cow which he did not recognize.n Vitness, testified that he had never sold the cow or given it away anyone The calf with the cow in corral belongs to the cow ai far os he knew Sergeant Mason, ot the ilounted Police stationed at Stand- iff examined, testified to seeing two cows and tno caUes m the batracks 'orial, and described the brands on he cows One black calf and one' red calf were with the cows On the 2Gth of August last, witness was pa- trolling the resene, and the first w lute man's( placd I'e pot to w as "Curh the accusad's place on the St Man's river 'abouUtwe'ne miles east of this city. Witness cross- ed the rncr and on going he discovered, a pocket in the fence. lie noticed two cows with their udders prettv well swollen with the .milk running out of them. The cows vhad' the appearance of having their calves taken froir them, as they were bawl- ing. Witness suspected, something1 was wtong, and on going through the gate with the interpreter .Fea- thers, he instructed that individual to get the brands on the cows, There; were two calves inside a- shed arid witness went in and saw the animals which are t'he same now- in the police barracks corral here. 'The shed 'in which the calves were held was on Whitney's premises. The calves were bawling tlcir heads of This the necessary amount Co meet penses. Control of Police II. W. Herchmer, sworn, stated i that he thought the city pohcc j etaen o'clock in Ulc ioienoou French officers. "Yesterday we travelled right along the fighting line, a distance of .two HI mired kilometres. The sight was magnificent; the fighting French sol- diers are splendid. The co-ordination between the moving parts of force seemed to be easily secured, each sealion seeming io know what to do and -ihfl 'way to do it.1' Col. Hughes now finds it impossi- ble to attend the German gram! man- ocuvrcs, owing to the clashing with tile British manoeuvres, which also bt'jjn on Monday. "I have had invitation to said Hughes, "but I cannot no in two places at once should he brought mo're under control I of the provincial government and the expenses of that department shared by .the province. He cited the late strike trouble. Mr lit rehmer thought as he tould judge tt itness found nobody at Whitney's farm: ut. chat time, but he observed fresh bug- gy tracks going out of the gate in the direction of Lcthhndce lie ex- too, that cities should powers in accordance to population. This brought out some discussion from members of the board who tllc tlres pointed out that, such a step would meel with strenuous opposition, uo mmiicipalitv beins willing to survcn- d.-r am- powers already enjoyed under be granted am'ne'' tnc tracks and found that the hind wheels had the rubber tires oi! and the front wheels had evidently lie followed the tracks for about a quarter of a mile and met Whitney coming down the hill towards him in a buggy. Witness asv- cd Whitney what he was doing with Indian cattle on his premises, hut he REV. JOSEPH WOODSWORTH Who will preach his first sermon as pastor of Westminster Church tomor- row. WORLD'S CHAMPION TYPIST Xew York, Sept. 1 Salome [.aiming T.irr, typist in Governor Wood row Wilson's office, is a 'world champion in her line. She took from dictation Governor Wilson's fi.OOO- word speech of acceptance, ami deliv- ered it tc him the next morning, so nearly perfect that only ona or uvo changes were necessary. Miss Tarr is eighteen years eld. Tier high re- made when sho won the world's championship for accuracy is 230 words ,1 minulo for court -testimony, and words n minute for solid mat- ter. the general act. While the act cave a wide scope of power, few towns ex- the subject. erased more than a small portion oi Whitney that the he was driving had no rubber tires on the hind wheels, while the front wheels were all right. Witness en asking accused as to the owner- small portion oi them. As to the police, }lr. Mac-Lean Manitoba, where the provincial police consisted of three men, one at j Winnipeg, nm: at Brandon, and the other at I'ort.iiie La I'raidc. In ship thc Caivcs' said tl'at thev did British Columbia the provincial force not tliafc and was very much larger and always gave material aid to towns upon ur- gent call, as was done last year in the Fcrnie strike trouble. In answer to Chairman' Keary, Mr. Uerchmer slated that mayor was to have received compensation until it was j discovered that it was contrary to the net, when the matter was recti- fied. Mr. MacLran referred to the trouble to get active business iv.'sn to they turn them loose, But witness de- murred. The case is still proceeding at the time of going to press, with Sergeant Mason still under examination. DANGEROU8.AUTO RACE Mason City, Iowa; Sept. were hurt, two seriously during tho final event at the North Iowa fnir when a racing automobile throw a take offices in small municipalities as I tUXtftta'Swd. one of tho yerious drawbacks to the system of government in iContinued on page of _ the track; and. Tho injured Marion driver, fractnro at skull; Herman Liberty, tMo., sukll tared. ;