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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald IV. Monday, ScPtciiibcr Number 240 SCHOOL BOYS OF ENGLAND STRIKE Mothers Take a Hand and Lead the Lads Back SIR WILFRID GOING TO CALIFORNIA Ottawa, Sept. Wil- frid aiid Lady Uitirlcr lire planning n'monUi's trip to Cal- ifornia. Sir Wllffrld'a unsuc- cessful campaign was marked, by u wonderful exhibition of endurance on his part. He will return from California In time to prepare for tiie parliament- ary session which will open early in November. CHIEF CLERK OF CUSTOMS London, Sept. amusing fea- ture of the strike mania which has swept this country during the sum-j mor is the demand of the school boys j of various cities for the redress of alleged grievances. This latest out- burst of the strike fever is due ably U> the fact lli.it the schools were j nut in session when the general i strikes were in full blast. 'Approxi- j matcly enough the school boys of Liverpool, that hotbed oi industrial disturbance, were the first to ilu-! manil relief from their hard lot. j Spencer McLalg Said to hail reconvened while Ihu tem- perature was still tropical, and this I fact undoubtedly added to the ordin- ary aversion with which flic healthy lad regards the ic-opening of the tchool room. Parading ihe streets of Liverpool the striking boys displayed banners inscribed, our .fathers have done we can do also." The strikers demanded lirst of all Ihc abolition "I j Ihc cane, then shorter hours and less home work. In this strike parents proved effective strike breakers and j the leader of the strikers learned to j his sorrow that the cane had been abolished. This week the strike be Short in His Accounts A sensation lias been created in the city by the disappearance of 0. S. McCalg, chief clerk at the Customs House. It is alleged that he has de- rarfetl, leaving the department sev- eral thousand dollars short, although at. the time o! going to press this report cannot, lie substantiated. Seen by the Herald this morning, F. D. Sha-.v, collector of Customs at this t, point, refused to a'nv dc- tails, merely statinjfihat McCaig had 500 KILLED BY EXPLOSION ON A FRENCH BATTLESHIP Crew Unable to Extinguish Small Fire That Eventually Reach- ed the Magazines Terrible Carnage Bodies Hurled Hun- dreds of Feet Vessel Sank in Toulon Harbor Toulon, France, Sept. broke out early in the ammunition hole of the battleship Libert, counted one of the finest vessels in France's navy, and the explosion which fol- lowed wrecked the great ship ami killed more than half of her crew of 798 officers and men. The fire was discovered at five o'clock. At first it did not appear to 'be serious but gained groat ad- vantage over the fictuad of sailors sent to extinguish il, aud suddenly without warning it reached the mag- azines, which had not been flooded on account of the apparently trilling nature of the blaze. The force of the explosion was terrific. It shook the vessel fore and aft, each exilic ion seemingly stronger -than that pre- ceding, opening up great fissures in the armor and framework of the ves- sel. The vc3Kc! Immediately became a mass of file and smoke, and soon .almost demolished by lerrific detdn- aliens, sank to the bottom of Toulon harbor. At an curly hour the official estimate of the number of dead ran as high HS iiOQ. The estimation by liaval men varied but 'Mi'orc was no doubt tlia't the loss of life was more ctiiin WO, Scores of seamen died in their berthy. A few dozen ssived themselves by jumping overboard. Whny of those injured leaped into the and were drowned before boats from other ships in the road- stead could ifcach them. Two hundred of the crow escaped death owing to the fact that they were on. shore on leave. The carnage: in Uva explosion was worse cd ii Id have -ever occur- red in actual naval engagement. The Icy- 1'irst crash cam-c when the crew for the in dkjvsrsctl In var- ious sestions of the vessel. They were without warning of their dan- ger. Scores' of bodies were hurled high into the air, accompanied by great fragments of framework, arm- or, and blinding suf- focjitlng smoke and. powder. .Man below who had not yet been awak- ened were kilted as thoy slept. Others awakened by the explosion started to jump overboard and w-sre caught by the second detonation. Tho crew was panic stricken and rushed .vlldly abou-t, groping through blinding smoke, in which many were uncon- scious from suffocation. There were many vessels in the harbor at the time, including a ,nim- of warships, which have i een manoeuvring here since the first of the month. The first explosion brought 'julck responses from nearby men of wf.r Irom shoie. Dozens of boats put and picked up survivors ;-nd fli.aline bodies. There were tremen- dous explosions in Quick succession after the fire readied the magazines. FATAL ELECTION SCRAP BETWEEN BOYS Chatham, Ont., Sept. 24.--? After a heated argument over poli'tics, two young 'boys -got into a fight on Friday. Fred- die Osbounic, five-year-old son of Thomas Osbourne, (50 West State slni'ot, was stabbed in the abdomen by another boy nearly twice his ago. 'The boy is now In the hospital In a critical condition, aud it IB fen red will not recover. One hundred men saved themselves by jumping iind others would have but for discipline, which Ireld them at their posts. suspended on account of irrcgu- fcvcr spread oi London and a number of the l.on-. Alberta, in the city, don country .council schools were are ovcl- volvnil. .The strike was cngineem! (0 Bath street school by a Qf n is stat- Mann" who led his sink m tnali the irrc. ing.cohorts in-au assault upon .schools in an elTort to make ol- thc Department, was strike general. Inspired by thc glut- i Ms of porti SECOND DAY OF MAGRATH FAIR raUi, Sept- nc second.day !of Jlic annual lail fair held here last. Friday and Satunlay, was a great 'success from an exhibition stand- ious ideals of the abolition of -I'iscov'cry led to ctEck'I poiui: lint as far as races were con- cane and -an additional hall-holiday of scvcra, every week, the procession started in tiie of other schools to cnll cut the "Black Legs." The strik- ers were anr.eri with stones, iron bars and hells and became free in the use of these weapons past worl. js ye, it special detachment of policemen were summoned. Stopping before one school, -the a hoy of thirteen, demanded oi the caretaker that (he hoys oi his school be called put. A command of the caretaker to move on, accompan- ied by an energetic kick, discouraged the strikers and they made no further attempt on that particular. In Manchester the school hoys par- ailed the streets, demanding shorter hours, the abolition of -the cane and payment of monitors. Profiting by the example of their elders, the hoys held a general meeting, presided over hy a boy of twelve. A plan for or- ganization was formed, and so suc- cessful was thc movement thus inau- gurated, that at one time seven schools were out on strike. Pickets slationed at "the gale-ways forcibly prevented all effort to enter the schoolyards. Later in t'he afternoon, thc striko was partially cpicMcd hy the intervention of mothers. The day (Continued on page 5.) a complete staiement until all Ihe hooks have been-audited. It is like- ly that McCnig will be taken into !charge and brought back to thc city v.'hen barn. In whole scheme flic meantime his where- abouts are unknown. SILVER MEDAL FOR MEDICINE HAT BOY Ottawa, Sent. Excellency Ear] Grey hay approved of the grant- ing on an award of honor lo Norman Rossiter, a Medicine Hat hoy scout, for saving the life of George Cokcly, who fell from a balloon into the Sas- katchewan river. Me will get a sil- ver DANGER OF FRANCO- GERMAN WAR OVER London, Sept. 2-1. It is re- ported here that France and Germany have arrived at a settlement of their Moroccan troubles and all donger of war is past. cernril it was a failure on account of the nuiiltl" condition of the course. Lara crowds thronged the grounds from morning till night, taking -full advantage of the nice warm-weather. All of the departments were' well filled and llio quality of the exhibits were far above thc average. Par- ticularly tho ladies' section. Exhibits were on display from Weyburn, Bask: I showing the Majrath fair is gaining la favorable name both near and far. The horses were very good, tho chief exhibitors being Burnhall Bros, of Raymond, Lev! Marker, R. W. Hrad-shaw nad Ed. Hodges. Some ex- cellent types of cattle were on exhi- bition, am! they represented cvery standard breed. The grand stock parade and a sheep dog exhibition, the latter bringing forth the almost human sagacity .of ihe dog, were the other features of [the fair. In all it was a big success j considering Ihe unfavorable weather !conditions. E1PIS FORREVrGORDON ItORADQ RESIGNS HIS fRINGS CHARGE ReacJy and Will Be Shipped at Assistance Given Secretary llanwaring, of th-a Board of 1ms succeeded in gathering together the Board exhibit for fol- ovado .Springs, which M'ill be one of the finest "ever sent from Alberta. A car .with the exhibit fe .h-eing loaded ARGUMENT ON POLITICS FATAL New Brunswick Citizen Had Brain Pierced by Umbrella Campbcllton, N. S., Sept. bellton is today mourning for one of her most respected citizens, Mr. ,T. Bruce, who died at an early hour this morning, as the result of._a..blow struck him by Dr. W7 W. Doherty..... It appears that .Mr. Bruce and Dr. Doherty were in hearty argument ab- out political matters (Mr. Bruce Ira- Ing a prominent Conservative, while Dr. Doherty is a when per- sonal matters respecting Dr. Doherty were touched upon. Thereon said to have struck at Mr: Bruce with an umbrella. The weapon pierced the unfortunate mail's eye, and it is sup- posed tha-t it injured the brain. Tire Injured man was rushed to the Hotel i Dieu Hospital, where everything was Yesterday at the morning and ev- done and he was then removed-to in Knox church, Rev. his home where -he expired -at aix o'clock this morning. 'Dr. Doherty i immediately after the assault was av- i reited by Chief Hughes. A widow and two children, one son cning services A. M. Gordon intimated that he was greatly since he came as years ago. v The. con- gregation 'slipulfl be doing far more for Uic wUlet. missionary and educa- tional work of the church than was acttfully biiing (lone. There were hun- dreds, of-people in Lethbridge to he mid one today, and wiH -fee 'Shipped immediata- ly so that it will time for the Congress. Uardston, is also shipping his indi vidual exhibit in the same car, and it is Ilk-sly that H. Macbeth, agent of the Great Northern here, will go to Coutts lo clear tte customs there so that the car may go through without delay. Mr. Maiuvaring and the member.? oc the Board of Trade are very grate- ful to the people of the Carmangay TRAIN WRECKED BY PULLING WRONG LEVER Pitsblirg, Sept. the won for Christ, that were not being tower man pulling the wrong lever Plenty" oj I affected. In order that the local and the flyer on the Pennsylvania general work of the church might lie way was wrecked at Laramer, Pa., carried on more effectively, it seemed 1 today. The fireman died from his in A. Pcrrey, of to brine; about a change oi Hence the step. necessary ministry. Mr. Gordon stated that resig- nation would be laid before the Pres- bytery meeting in Blairmore, on Tuesday of next week. It would be for the Presbytery to say when the resignation should take clicct. Till injuries, being -the only fatality. district for the kindly aid they have the time set by the Presbytery arriv- glven in gathering the exhibit. The led, he remained here as minister, secretary was out to Carmangay on The statement nvade in this morn- ESTABLISH NEW SAVINGS BANKS Washington, Sept. post offices, 20 of the first class, and 51) ot the second class, will open postal savings banks this week: The score of first class offices will begin busi- ness today, and the second class offi- VERY HEAVY LIVE STOCK CLASSES AT RAYMOND Fair in Many Respects Beat Yet Held Many Classes of Horses Competition in Exhibits in Cattle, Sheep, Swine and Poultry, ONTARIO HOUSE WILL DISSOLVE Fair tills year wml In Didny respects the beat that his ever been li'altl. Dr. JifoK-arclicr, o( OMi, Altn., Judge ot the clnsties tn honjei; snld lo the Herald reporter, "TMa lias been tho liest show of hOMei In this provinoo tills senion, of Calgnry, Lotli- brldKB and Edmonton." A. W. Jfofn- tyre, of Kowlngton, Ont., Judge of cat- tle, swine ;ind anid that rvery- thing. In Ills wan qiilta lip to llio iiiarh. not nearly room enough for lire 3tock. and -H will te necessary traforo unotlrtir full to proride additional accoinmodn Hon.. Bxhltiltors renldliiK In or nea! town were obllgxt lo lake horsci honm for (tabling at night. la unnwer to an Inquiry lih department, ,Tas. la. Mecks, the director In charge of horses, said to tho Herakl rouoriori "All the pure bred heavy dnift -breeds were well represented, Bolslans. In the heavy draft grades and agricultural clauses, the showing was not what It should have been. In an community like Raymond, every one of these claraes thoulri hnve 'boon flli'ad with u strong competing lllirahBr. A groat- or number of tho light broods, nnd n bolter qtKiIriy, was shown this than oi'ar before. Tho exhibitors of horses are to -bo congratulrttod upon llio nBroenlile and plonsant manner Ihny conducted tbolr showing ont tbe fair." paje 5> Toronto. Sept. the Whit- ney government will the plunge. j A provincial election about tile ond week In Kovom'her is what la on j the cards. Following on ihe Domin- ion tile provincial rntires will have llio benefit of 'tin- fine organization created in Ontario Hon. A. G. McKay, tho leader of tht> opposition in Ontario, will be forced into a campaign in tho rural constit- uencies since the prorogation of house lias been a Tho first thing lo be done is to fir- rnnfe for voters' lists for the unor- ganized districts. It may be tiiat the lists used in the election just over will ak-an. If not. the work'of compiling new ones will be proceed- ed with promptly. Saturday, and says that the people of that district did everything in their power to supply the Board with the best exhibits the disrict affords. HALIFAX BROKE EVEN Wnllfnx. S'spt: R. U Borden, Con., and S. 1C. JIcLKin, Lib., were elected in the city. Horden's majority over llnckiuler being STOLYPIN'S SUCCESSOR St. Peloraburg, Sept. Th-e appointment of V. N. Kokovfoff. as lias bc'an fiazet'ed. He relains the minviter of finance. Kokovs- off lias been 'acting premier '.since the assassination of M. Slolypin at Klav. t> Buchanan's Majority from 129 Polls-55-Yet to Report Buchanan's majority still k'oeps growing as the returns come in and now is with 129 polls heard from. There arc 55 noils yet to report. The polls heard from since the last report on Saturday are: Poll Buchanan View ------10 Ridge Head Lake ..1C, Hull Head......S H'Jil De< Cil.v i Mead i HIM l.ynn iiouglas liar Magrath IS 13 1-1 -.2S' ..W .22 1 IS Uucb .'S ing's "News" that he would he living in f.ethforidgc after his ministry end- ed, was false. In order to discuss Hie whole situ- ation, and to steps for calling a j ff aiccessor. nn informal meeting congregation will he held next SI day evening at cisrht o'clock. LIBERALS HAVE BIG'MAJORITIES Edmonton, Sept. Strntli- coini, Douglas won over Campbell by a majority of 2000, while in Victoria had S.'iri majority. Warnock Has Bfg Lead1 Macltiod. Sept. SS nnlla heart! from, Warnock is teadiny by When t.lie returns arc com- jilctod his majority will exceed EX-SHAH EITHER KiLLED OR CAPTURED TfiliRran. Persia, Sojit. are cun'eni, hero that the deposed Shah. Mohammed Ali JHrza. whosK cies woi'fl recently routed by the sl troops, lias been napturftd or killed. MAGRATH PRODUCE WINS AT IOWA FAIR Magrath, S-apt. received here today from Des Mot lies, Iowa, states that veg- etables grown in Magrath took several first in the Iowa fair. They "were ahowu by a prominent gardener of Des Moines. TARIFF WILL START-TO RISE Several Requests Already Made to Borden for More Protection Ottawa, Sept. L. Bordcn, premier-elect, arrived in Ottawa-to- day and will liogln the organizing at tile new government. Earl Grey, till governorigencral, is considering post- poning Ills departure until a lew days alter October 4tli, in order that tin Hordcn government may be Eully or- ganized before the arrival oi the new.. Governor-General, the Duke of Con- naiifihl, on Oct. Mth. Mrs. Borden George II. Perlcy, M. P., chiet whip of the Conservative party; Joha Thompson, K. C., son of Sir Thompson, a former Conservative premier, and W. H. Rowley; Prcsl- dent of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, were among those who met Mr. Kotrten. The public celebra- tion of his victory has been deferred until Tuesday. Mr. Borden "drove around to his home in Wurtcnburg street. Mr. Bordcn will be called on give early consideration to several requests for tariff- increases, The woollen manufacturers who consider- ed themselves insufficiently protected from British competition bv the ex- isting duty, of thirty per cent., are anxious that the tariff be increased to liity per cent. At present English woollens have .1 large marvel in the Dominion, but the domestic woollen is stagnant. Ottawa is filling with office seekers, the resignation of S N Parent, chairman ui the National Transconti- nental Railway Commission is eject- ed at an early date. Parent formerly Liberal prime minister oi Quebec. The1 commission -was both attacked by the Consctvalnes when in opposition. The Laurier govern- ment, while administering the gov- ernment until its actual retirement, is prevented by custom fiom making any appointments, the private secre- taries of the ministers may be gnon other positions in the public service, but the real plums offered in vacant judge-ships, senatorships, railw ay cora- missionerships, etc., will fall to the Conservatives. Lord Strathcona, Canadian High. Commissioner at London, is expected in Ottawa next week. He signified to Sir Wilfrid Laurier last summer his intention of soon relinquishing his position on account ol advancing age. He is a Conservative, an4 al- though .Sir Frederick Borden, minis- ter of militia, was selected to suc- ceed him, Lord Strathcona did not tender his resignation. If ho does .so now the appointment of his successor will he made by the Bordcn govern- ment. TRANSCONTINENTAL AVIATION Reno, Nev., Sept Fow- ler, in his attempted transcontinental flight, left Colfax, Cal., at 6.46 Pacif- ic time, after having been several hours by an accident. INSURRECTION SEETHING AGAINST SPANISH GOV'T Alfonso's Government Tottering to its Threatened with Military in Out- side Cope with Situation. HAM AND EGGS IN NEW JERSEY Trenton, X. .1., Senl. pa-ising train today frightened a. horse pulling a load of and driven by Hoy Ham. Tho horse bolted, the wason tipped over and Mnm and ogiis were both proeipilal'od into street. When Ham from the egi-s he resembled :in animated omelef. Paris, Sept. revolutionary j situation in Spain is worse today than I it has by'-in :vi any time since the ex- i edition 'of i'rofessor Kerrara. De- the strict censorship that per- mils tl'.e passage only of optimistic A press reports ovelvone knows that King Alfonso's government is facing a cricis that IliroateK-j itn very exist- cure. This information was given to a correspondent today by the .Madrid representative of n great American corporation, who is temporarily in i Paris. I left Madrid two lie silld, "all the police in possession of the deserted streets. Business was at. a atand- sllll and official notices were posted everywhere, warning tho people that at the first outbreak Ilia civil gover- nor would -be succeeded by a military one, and that -the whole garrison of Jtn.OOO troops would b-a called .out to maintain order. Despite this overj trade, ukilled and unskilled, voted tor a general strike." Outside of Madrid everything is cliaos. The revolutionary fever has swept every town or any size in Spain and tho. government is unable to Identify the ring-tondors. It is cer- tain Hint, there in a revolutionary or- ganization throughout the nation yot It is unable to unearth It. "Wbivl is the real cans'.? of the trou- outrageous exclaimed. correspondent's informer, leaning forward excitedly as he on his flngeiB some or. ttiu.ui. ;