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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. I. LETHBRIDGE, MMjJf- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER I MM, NO. 246, LEADERS DF THE PARTIES SPEAK CHEAPER SCHOOL BOOKS. Toronto, Sept. On- tario Government has announced a new contract tpr printing and pub- lishing a new series of copy books for the province. Books hitherto costing the children seven cents each will be sold for two cents. Laurier At Sarnia and Borden At Gait STRUCK OFF LIST, B.Q., 8ept. G'a- reiche WM to-day struck from the list of practising dentists for non-profes- sional connectiQn with the recent abortion case in Victoria, in which he and Dr. Carter were accused. Jackson's Out., Sept. There is no fair weather Liberalism in North York. In spite of the wear ther, which would have kegt away all but the most inveterate ones, people assembled at the _ Point to greet the Premier, and although when the rain came down some deserted, at least three-fourths of the Huge assembly braved the elements, and preferred a wet skin rather than miss- ing the chance of hearing the Liberal chieftain. Sir Wilfrid's tour has presented nothing more remarkable than the spectacle of that great crowd of people huddled vunder umbrellas around a platform, swept by rain, listening eagerly to their leader's words. Gait; Ont., Sept. L. Borden addressed two meetings to-day. .After speaking in the afternoon in Inger- he travelled in the afternoon to Gait, _and spoke at the Opera house in the evening. Every scat taken, about people being pres- ent, and an overflow meeting was held in the skating rink, which was addressed by Hon. W. J. Hanna and W. F. Cockshutt, ex-M.P. for South Brant. j the Crow s tfest-affair Mr. Borden said: "I think the Globe is beginning to realiie that it was unfortunate in making a personal at- tack on the Hon. R. P. P.oblin, Prem- ier of Manitoba, .which it thought fit to do. He is a gentleman capable of hitting back, and he brought to the Attention of the people of Cenadathat which was undoubtedly a scandal." Sarnig, Ont.. Sc-pt. Ontario tour of Hon. W. S. Fielding opened in Ihi-T auspicesr Notwithstanding the uri- propitious weather the Opera house was packed to the and there was little standing room left, so eager GAS WRECKED HOUSE St. Catherines, Ont., Sept. explosion supposed to have been due to escaping natural gas wreck'ed the brick house of John Recce on Niag- ara St. last night, burned. EARLY CLOSING BYLAW AGAIN SeitoKtt is ii Faw of Repealing it STRUCK BY A TRAIN Chatham, Ont., Sept. Gibson Ridgewood, and a team of horses were struck and injured by Central railway flyer while crossing the tracks near Mull, St., on Saturday. AT ROBLIN'S BIRTHPLACE Picton, Sept. L. Bor- den, accompanied by Premier Rob- liu, of. Manitoba, who is of Prince Edward county, were the .re- cipients, of a warm greeting here on Saturday afternoon, when they ad- dressed a large gathering. Howard Case was present at the meeting of the council last night to ask for the same exemption as is granted to the stationers and drug- gists, as some of these firms carry some of their line which is sporting goods. If they had the privilege it iihouldjje extended to his firm. Other- wise the council was discriminating igainst him bvnusing the others. Aid. Ives thought. Mr. Case was perfectly .right and that it was utter rot to keep amending the by-law. If they start amending it, the trouble will never end. v Aid. Button: "We ought to go back to the original by-law." Aid. Macbeth remarked that it ought to be repealed altogether but the mayor thought that the by-law was right. The people with the ex- ception of a Jew, wanted the by-law but it was impossible to make it suit everybody's1 business.' As it was a" special meeting of the couriciK the matter was left- un- til regular meeting. IN A LIBERAL THEY FEAR A SECOND DISASTER A Lake Winnipeg Steamer is Overdue Not Politically But As Regards the Salary 'U.j Question At last night's, co.uncil meeting two more civic officiate received a sub- stantial token of tlji' council's appro- val, of'their services. These tokens j down tW- lake from Warren's Land- Selkirk, Man., Sept. fears are entertained that another dis- aster has been recorded to the Lake Winnipeg shipping. The Wolverine is overdue now one genuine alarm is felt for her safety. She i- orir- trip overdue- to-day, and the fact that a searching party was not sent out by noon is accounted for by the fact that tlu-rc is not a tug in port. The boat is supposed to be en route AN OLD RESIDENT. Stratford, Ont., Sept. Henry Walters is dead, aged 91 years. She came to Stratford 66 years ago, when there were only six residents in tlu? town. KILLED AT STRATFORD. Sept. Nichols, an 'Englishman, 21 years old, was killed by a traveling crane in the G. T. R. shops here to-day. He had been three years in Canada. MEETING AT BOWVILLE A meeting in the interests of Mr. Magrath was held at Bowville on Saturday night. It was well attended. Messrs. Magrath and Ives spoke and the Lethbridge concert orchestra fur- nished music at the meeting and at a dance afterward. took the form -largo inc-veases of salaries and another would have been given if the official" to receive it had only thought to ask for it. ing, and as some very heavy storms have swept the lake during the past few days, it is feared that she is in trouble. The vessel is owned by tiie Northern Fish Company, and is As a matter of form, Engineer Ar- j in charge of Capt. Joseph Sigurdjure, TERMS OF TRANSFER OF THE SQUARE Given out at a Special City Courcil Meeting-Plot In Centre Still Reserved It did not take long to settle the public last night at 'ie council. The report of the com- mittee including Mayor Henderson. Aid. Ives and Macbeth It had already been appro vied T. Gait, as had. also the resolution which immediately followed.V The report and resolution wtre as of ingress and egress to locatec and accepted by the city as the trans- feror may decide. 'All of which is respectfully submit ted. f- v w. C.-IVES, Chairman Special Committee The Resolution nold requested v'tha't his salary be ncreased to per annum and poke of amount of arid 'responsibility ia his de- ar tment. i The mayor said that he had found rtai, liad been'vsa- isfactpry and worked hard. The alary was" not big enough. Aid. ves they could pay out noney been provided or in the estimates.' He did not ques- ion the wisdom -of the suggestion of ncreasing the salary, but the coun- cil had bsen raising salaries, includ- ng the chief of ;police and water- works engineer, which had not been provided for. The that as the en- gineer had control of the electric plant, the increase of salary could >e charged operating expenses ol he plant, pisnt would pay a revenue. This'takes it out of the estimates altogether: The. increase was granted dating from October I. The charge for the salary will be distributed among the lifferent which he sirv- is. Engineer Arnold- 'v ho was present thanked'the council i not only for the increase .but also'fc; thtir co-opera- To the Mayor and Council: Your special committee, appointed to meet Mr. E. T. Gait and-the other were the electors and others to hear Jiciak. of_the_Alberta Railway__and the Minister of Finance. "He anri the local political leaders were given a reception which unmistakably sig- nified the unbounded approval of the party's course at Ottawa. ROBL1NUSES VILE LANGUAGE In an Attack on Editor of Toronto Globe Brockville, Ont., Sept. fea- ture of the Conservative maaa meet: ing here this evening was the scath- ing denunciation of the Globe editor by Hon. Mr. Roblin, who likened him to Judas Isoariot. Mr. Roblin _aaid: "I have the same fear of J. A. MacDonald, of the Globe, that I did when I was a boy of a small black rnrmal with a bushy tail and whit- stiipc? down the back, whose hubits were to rob the chicken coop at night and the hens' nestk by day when no one was looking. This animal, like J. A. MacDbnald, whi-n disturbed in its acts of piracy, xvas content to make its defence with a malodorous7 smell, the only result of which was to make me sick at the stomach. I class T. A. MacDonald and his vituperation in that class, and he will remain there, a discredited, demoralized, and degenerate editor, fit only for the sewer work of the Toronto Globe." Irrigation Company with reference to, the property in. the city known as the public square, met with Mr. Gait, together with Messrs. Nanton, John Gait, and Naismith at the com- pany's offices on the evening of the 28th inst. and we beg to report as His Worship the mayor explained that the object desired to be brought H bout by the interview was to settle definitely the future destiny of this property in the interests of the peo- ple of Lethbridge and signified the willingness the council to under take and provide, for and expend an rtually such sum of money as the ft nances of the city would allow fo the of maintaining, improv ing and beautifying-the grounds. Mr. Gait, the president of the com pany, stated that it had. from th betm his intention tlfat this a very capable navigator. TYPHOID IN MONTREAL. -Montreal, Sept. given out at the City Hall to-day show that there were no 57 new cases of typhoid fever last week. This makes a total" for the last two weeks of 107 cases. v DENY A RUMOR. Vancouver, B.C., Sept. ab- solute denial was given out from the local offices of the White Pass and Yukon Railway this morning to the rumor that the C. P. R. was negotiat- ing for the purchase of the Northern Company. The denial was explicit. DEAD ON THE TRACK Winnipeg, Man., Sept. young man named Wright from St. Cather- ines, Ont., enroute to Indian Head, was found dead lying beside the track a few miles east of Port Ar- thur this morning. His skull was fractured and he had evidently fal- len off the Toronto train. SAYS HE IS IN THE PAY OF J. J. HILL Billy Mclnnes Of Van- couver a Bonnie Scrapper GARDNER WAS FOUND GUILTY tion courteous ccnsirteration Judge Winter Reserved ences In Other Cases in District Court Id. that the report of tin pecial committee in reference to th give a bond for that lu- would koop the peace for a year. John Kelowski could not be in- duced for several minutes to plead ither guilty or not guilty to the charge of attempted escape from the custody of the R.N.W3LP. John couldn't see the sense in his trying to escape with his prison garb on SIR WILFRID'S TOUR Ottawa, Ont., Sept. Wilfrid Laurier returns to Ottawa tomorrow when it is expected Charles Mur- phy will be sworn in as Secretary of State. -The premier goes to Cornwall Wednesday and Russell county on Thursday. On the conclusion of his Ontario tour he will go to the pro- vince of Quebec. HOLD CREW RESPONSIBLE Billings, Mont.. St-pt. cor- oner's jury returneil a verdict hold- ing the crew of the Northern Pacific freight train responsible for the col- lision near lu-n- between a rn-ight nnd n passenger train in which 21 peopk- were killed. The jury found that the freight crew wort nmninp the time of the pasenger train. Prosecution of the freight crew it is announced will fol- low immediately. He was just going- to see a friend to SC't some tobacco. He didn't even know if he were in his right senses at the time. He finally thought he might as wdl plead not guilty. In the course of a half hour John chang- ed his mind, and thought he would plead guilty, es one thing was as ad as another. He wa.s given 15 days. On the opening of the District Court this mt.rning Judge Winter gave his decision in the case against Gardner. In summing up the evidence his Honor held that the two one in question and the one on which Holmes was been troatal in the same way. That the animals were the property of the Conrad Circle Co., and that they had not sold them. From Holmes' evi- dence it was shown that the anima: in the case he was connected with was appropriated by the Accused and sold to Holmes, and' that Holmes did no branding. His Honor held that this case connected the prisoner with the present charge, and found him puilty, but reserved sentence. With regard to the, two points Mr Harris asked to have reserved his Honor, stated" that. he would reserve the whole case, which, was satisfao tory to Mr. Harris. An. effort will ba made to have the evidence type- written, and it come before the Supreme Court- en bane, which meets at Edmonton on October 6th. In the csse of'Moffit vs. Canadian Pacific Railway, Mr. Harris, solicitor for the plaintiff, this morning ob- tained from Judge Winter an order to bring .this action on for trial at ones before a jury, the plaintiff -to forthwith pay the jury fees into This action is brought by the administrator of Edward Moffit, who ,vas killed Jast fall in the C.. P.XR. vards at Lethbridge. Lougheed and Bennett are the defendant company's solicitors. -The deposition papers in the cas-. against Ernest Railsbeck for as- saulting a canstable in the execution of his duty at Taber, have in some way gone astray, never having reach- ed the clerk. New information ba secured, and the case .will :cqme on in a days. John Thompson McNeil, a cook" on an extra gang that is work- ing for the C, P. R. at Grassy Lake, guilty, of. the theft of money rind articles of apparel from a fellow- laborer, and was given three months. McNeil missed his calling, as he showed his ability as a lawyer by conducting his own case. His cross- Vancouvr-r, Sept. ing him as a "degenerate W. B. Mclnnis, Lib-ral candidate, sensational charges against Joseph Miirtin at Saturday night's rally at the Liberal headquarters. At the outset he said that Martin responsible for keeping the Duns-' muir Government in power, before accusing him of making a fruitless attempt last summer to secure the support of Kelly, the Liberal leader in Vancouver. said Mclnnis, "has be- trayed the great principles 'he fought for in Manitoba. Seven years ago at he threw them to the winds when he accepted a campaign sub- scription, of from, the White and Yukon Railway, and turn- ed a (leaf ear to the clamors of the people of the north, who wanted rail- way competition as the result, of ex- "rbitant freight and passenger rates, and at a period when a syndicate was prepared to build.a competing road." "But this deal pal s into insignifi- cance compared with another deal in which Martin was the principal actor. I am prepared to prove on the public platform that a subscription of was received from J. J. Hill, of the Great Northern Railway. If he threw his principles to the winds for what concessions was he prepared to make for the larger gift asked Mc- lnnis before he was cheered by his supporters. said that Cowan, the. Conservative, had gone east nominal- ly to attend a religious convention, out in reality to extract pledges from th? Conservative leader in regard to ihe Asiatic and other, questions that would never be fulfilled. At the earli- opportunity, and on the public platform, Cowan had' been instrumental in blockingJthe advent.of .new 'railways to Vancouver. PRINCIPAL OF KNOX. Toronto, Ont., Sept! prin- cipalslnp of Knox Collrge has been ffered to Rev. Alfred Gandier, of St. James' Presbyterian church, Toronto. BOLD ROBBERY ON A TRAIN IN RUSSIA Baud of Thirty Men Held Up Train and Made Big Haul exnminaubn of the witnesses surpris- and amused the court. He cau- tioned his Worship repeatedly to watch the progress of the case, and made the plaintiff very. uncomfort- able under the cross-examination. The also told a story to explain how he canut into possession of money at that time. However his efforts to clear himself were fruitless, and the fact that he. had served a former sen- tence was ngainst him. St. Petersburg, Sept. suc- cessful train robbery has been exe-" Rtited by a band of thirty men near and a large force of police and troops has sent by special train to the scene. The authorities have -not as yet captufed the robbers or recovered the money stolen, which is at between and The guard on board the train consisted of six men only. The took possession of .a small station before the arrival of the train, md shot down the train guards as the engineer slowed up before .they seize tht-ir arms. They kept a constant fusilnde during the robbvry to intimidate the passengers. 'i number of whom were wounded by hrok.-n gla.r.s. None of the passen- seriously hurt. AGAINST LICENSING BILL Big Demonstration in Hyde Park in Old London KILLED IN FIGHT Qut-b-c, Sept. Roth, of this is dead in Rlmouski, as the result of being struck on the head with a piece of wood in a fight near Rmuwskt last Friday night. London, Eng., Sept. great demonstrations held in Park in recent yc-ars. that of Sunday, to protest against the licensing bill, was by far ihc largest but it lacked Two Months iity from to year will permit for he purpose of improving and beau- tifying the property by tree planting, lawn making and horticulture. 3. That the right of ingress and egress to and from the reserve in the centre over any part of the real of the square be reserved. Said right NO CHANGE IN THE POLICY President Gait Makes a Statement In Regard To A. R. L Messrs. E. T. and John Gait went to Calgary this nftovnoon in their spe- cial car on the local. Accompanying them were Mrs. C. A. Magrath and Mrs. Springett and their children. To the Herald Mr. Gait, president of the Alberta Railway and more than two years, he was very much to note the marked growth that had taken place in the. city of Lothbriiige and in the coun- try surrounding it. He thought the progress henceforward would be still more rapi d; as. in addition to the Irrigation Co., said in returning efforts of the Alberta Co., the C.P.R. to Lethbridge after an absence of j having in vest, d largely in the securi- ties of the company would also be interested in developing the resources of the district. "Will thrrv be chanpv in the management of A. R. and L Co. now that the C. P. R. has secured so large an interest in he was asked. "No change is contemplated in tht administration or policy of the A. R. and I. was his reply. the enthusiasm which was manifest at the other particularly} (1icht. Joe Petski WAS sentenced to two months' imprisonment yesterday for that of the suffragettes. The crowd yesterday was estimated at filling the op.'n space which stretch- es from Hyde Park corner to the Marble Arch. They came to this sec- tion in fourteen processions and in countless small frroups thr nearby counties and all parts of the metropolis. on Wm. Kv-ough on Saturday He pleaded guilty, and Ma- gistrate Humphries did ho said h-- would when Joe last faced him on a similar charpe, the lato Pipe.? HalU- ;lay beintr the unfortunate victim at that time. Tniro, Sept. fire at the Agri- cultural College farm last night caus- ed a loss of The dairy, pig- gory, and hen fattening buildings wvre destroyed. Insurance NEW DOCTOR AT CARDSTON Cardston, Sept. Levering, who ha.s taking the place of "Or. Sanders in Magrath for the past throe manths, came in yesterday and will start a practice here. The doc- tor is a gentleman of considerable ex- perience and Cardston is to be con- gratulated in obtaining his services. ;