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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta ,VJ VOt, WCDKMOAY, UPTtMMft IM NUMBER 241. BOATTCMPT TO WRECK THE G P. R. MACHINISTS STRIKE HAS BEEN DECLARED OFF IN THE WEST Made covery In the Nick Of Time MUsouU, Mont., Sept. Northern Pacific Officials announced the discovery of all attempt to wreclr a nouth bound passenger train, 168 near Victor, thirty-five miles 'west oi here. A "piece of railway' iron; hac been driven -in the joints of the rails. The engineer fortunately aaw the oUtnwtion and applied; the ai brakes in time to avoid a bad wreck The engine and baggage car ran ove the iron but without damage. Rail way detectives are now working ..pi the case, and Uie officials say' ther U a strong clue. 8UIT8 AGAINST CITY. Fcur Legat ThrtawnK Afaintt Edmonton; FIELDING WINDSOR. ndior, Oht., Sept. piioni from all the lurround- towni, lome ol, them carrying display inf their loyalty to party Hon. W, S. Minister of Finance, at u preat Liberal meeting here to-night. LESLIE IS FREE. Sept.: grand jury in the case of J. K. Leslie, former Exhibition treasurer, found "no bill" against him- on the charge of _ in 1907-08 from the exhibition treasury. TERMS OF HAVE NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED BOY WAS KILLED. N.B., Sept. Turner, aged >7, was accidentally shot dead while. picking-gum .from a tree at South Newbridge. He Ic-ft the gun leaning against a log and climbed up. Suddenly it slipped and was discharg- ed, the shot entering Turner's stom- ach, killing-him. Edmonton, Alta., Sept. all the civil actions now threatened against the city materialize ther city solicitor, Bowen, will be a very busy mtn the neit few months. At.the regular session of the committee -pi the City Council last evening no lest; than four letters-were received threat- ening legal the city -did not comply with their request. It is probable that the bluff.of these peo- ple will be called, and if they make good the case will be fought ins the The moat serious claim'is that by A. W. Foley, provincial poultry super- who states that he holds the city responsible for the death of his daughter recently. He .stated that he did not accept the coroner's Yerdict -of. heart" as the cause of death, but believed the death of his daughter, was 'due to pouoning from vaccination ad minis tered by. in the en ploy of the city. He threatens to action-' qgainafc ti The matter was left" ia abeyance. CHOLERA ON INCREASE. St. Petersburg, Sept. 29.--The chol- era epidemic continues to The report for 24-hours gives two hundred and twenty-two cases, nine- ty-nine deaths and a hundred and thirty-seven recoveries-. False re- orts'in circulation among the lower classes, of all treatment in the hos- talr have done much to embarrass :he, work of "the doctors. Winnipeg, Man. Sept strike of C. P. R, mechanics which started August 4th was declared oft early to-day. About mfcn are affected. The terms of settlement have hot been announced. It was decided to declarp the strike off in the West. This will be fol- lowed by a similar declaration in the East. TO WIND UP BANK. Toronto, Ont., Sept. Jus- tice Latohford this morning issued a formal order for the winding up of the Ontario Bank. The Royal Trust Company, Montreal, is mentioned the likely to carry out the work of winding up the. bank. D. C. CAMERON IN WINNIPEG. WinriipL-g, Man., Sept. n convention -whose unanimity and spontanity and enthusiasm has never been surpassed in this country, th Liberals of Winnipeg last night nomi- nated D. C. Cameron as their candi- date in the coming campaign. POPE'S RIGHT HAND MAN RETIRES Cardinal Merry Del Val U Strongly Opposed INCREASE THE SALARY OF JANITOR To Enable Caretaker Stafford To An Assistant Young Club Elect Officers The Young Men's Club had a fair representation "at their meeting last "night for reorganization arid election of officers. Plans for the year's work were discussed, and committees .'ap- pointed to get busy on "the .ments. The following officers were elected: President, W. H. McLelland; Vice-President, 'R. R. Davidson; Sec- retary-Treasurer, B. L. Cdpe; Execu- time Committee. Dr. 0. J. Cburtice, C. E. Brandow, E. S. Jackson, and 0. D. Austin, __ Another meeting will be held next Wednesday evening to receive reports and complete arrangements. Lethbridge public school debentur- are evidently considered good investment. The saeretkry the fcKool board" "wrote several brokers? asking them what rate of interest they wanted on an issue of ten year debentures for (issued to pay for the Courtlancl Street School) in order to pay par them. The Canada Life Assurance Co. offered to take them at par if the, rate; were placed at per cent. 'dy- Co. wanted 6 per cent. The offer (C. P. R. Press Despatch.) Montreal, Sept. is unofficial- ly stated that the Canadian Pacific strike will be called off to-morrow. It is rumored that Bell Hardy is seek- ing a meeting with William Whyte in order to ask him to take, the men back. Mr. it__is stated, will the men to go back and forget there ever was a strike. For several weeks the company has declared that as far as they were concerned there was no strike. That there was some, basis for the rumor is shown by the fact that for the last ftw days past the men have been slowly filtering back, asking for their jobs. J. H. McVety, who is in charge of the .local strike organization, stated this morniug that so far as he krew no steps were being taken towtir.i a settlement of the differences between the C. P. R. and ihe machinists. He was especially emphatic regarding the crop of rumors which have been in circulation for the last two days re- garding a settlement, but said that no steps' have been taken. Not only at Winnipeg, but at many points east and. west, it has been reported that an unofficial conference has been held .between representatives of the strikers and theTcompany, but what steps have been taken is riot disclos- It, js also reported that disiutercst- qd parties have to bring the two. success or failure of negotiations has not b 'en made public. tttaution. The eoaataf to the strikers continues to bs. mutt favorable ,.to tiie success of their cause. They look for an early of the strike, possibly by the end of a week. Ne- looktaf toward a settle- ment have been reopened. The head, of the company are beginning to 6nt out the condi- NEW MICHEL WffEi OUT BY FIRE L _ r Winnipeg.-Sepif ..de- .spatch from Feraie, B.C., re- ceived to-day the new i? town of-Michel wms wiped out fire last, nigfirt. The town 1 during i the big fire of July..31st.. ion of affairs, and are reported to disgusted and chagrined at the way they have been taken in by the mployment agencies sending them men. A joint meeting of all the Railway Jrotherhood nien at Winnipeg was leld, and a strong resolution M'as passed, in which they pledged them- selves not to see the strikers defeat- ed. The resolution has been wired .0 every lodge over the entire system. President Bell Hardy has moved iis headquarters to Winnipeg, and reports that the men in the east are standing solid. It is reported that as a result oi the strike G. J. Bury is to be super- seded as general manager by J. T, Arundel. Eight Weeks' Strike. If is eight weeks today since the strike was declared. At various times during this-period negotiations have been under way. A week ago the company agreed.to take back all but four of the men. The com- mittee, refused to sacrifice their men, and the negotiations fell through. The.local strikers have as yet re- ceived no word of the strike being off. Some are inclined to disbelieve the report. It is the general opinion among the men that-a compromise has been effected. In factv ever since the strike began, the strikew' commit- tee have, been- prepared :tb make an exchange c BUSH FIRES IN MEGANT1C. Sherbrooke, Que., Sept. fires in the Megantic district reached the twin towns of Lake Megantic and Agnes last night, and despite the ef- forts of hundreds of fighters twelve houses were destroyed. The damage is estimated at in Rain fell in good quantities hist night. DEATHS FROM PLAGUE. Pekiu, Sept. hundred deaths from bubonic plague "at Tong- sha occurred since the outbreak of the epidemic. No alarm is felt, how- ever, as it is beloved that the pest will not spread. Several thousand natives and a sore of foreigners have died- in Hankow. ATTENDANCE STILL ON THE INCREASE Rome, Sept. to the Avanti, Cardinal Merry Del Val, the Papal secretary of state, is about to retire. This step, it is said, is an outcome of representations made to the Vatican by American and Eng- lish prelates, but- particularly Car- dinal Gibbons and Archbishop Ire- land, who objected to the secretary's severe measure .against modernism. According to the Avanti Cardinal Van Nutelli received these complaints in London at the time of the Eucharis- tic Congress, and transmitted them to the Pope. In the event- of Meiry Del Val's retirement he probably will be succeeded by Cardinal Ram- polla, who formerly held this office. Rampolla's return to power would mean a policy of dignified concilia- tion with regard to France, and an attitude of greater reserve toward Italv. Growth Of City Indi- cated By School Population DISASTER IN INDIA Thousands of Homes Washed Away by Floods fine prospect of the city- new hospital. The Mayor has. been made a very gener- ous offer of a large amount of cash orthe; former was accepted and vas _ if; the city'puts up a similar amount ARRESTED ANARCHISTS. Buda Pesth; Sept. police of this city today arrested two An- archists suspected of plotting an "at- tempt on the life of "King Alfonso, is now at Munich on his way to Vienna. JAS.SELBYIS A FREE MAN Nrt Conkted Of a Charge Of Attempted ArsM The only; case at the District Couri ycaterday afternoon was that against Jumea Selby, who appeared on a charge of attempted arson. Selby is the man who was up at the Police Court a few days ago. The agent for the Attorney-General decided that there not enough evidence to pro- secute, and the case was dismissed. This morning the case against Thos. Woston for assault, causing actual bodily harm, oh' Oscar Fitzmaurice. at Milk River, was called. The case promises to be a kngthy one. Thr whole forenoon was taken np with hearing the evidence oi Mr. Fitzmau- rice. C. F. P. Co'nybeare, K.C., prosecuting, and C. F. Harris conducting the defence. The ev dence went to show that the plaintif had been accused of going into thi house of the section foreman, wher there was_ a 'phone, in the absenc o{ the family. The case was resum ed !i o'clock. considered a very good offer. The board i which was holding its regular monthly meeting, considered a comrnunication from Caretaker Goo. Stafford saying Chat the work required, of him -was too much ftr one man to do and asking the board o make some arrangement to give him assistance.- There was consider- able discussion as-to whether it would be better to separate jan- itor fpr the .kindergarten school or to increase the .salary enough to al- low Mr, .Stafford to secure his own assistance1.1 The latter course was adopted and the salary was increas- ed from to a month. A communication being receivec] from an outside party regarding the foes charged outside pupils attend ing the high" school department, i' was d .tided to adhere to the fee; staled in the ordinance, namely per-annum. The award of the scholarships fo pupils attending Alberta University was K-ft over until further informa- tion was. received from the depart- ment on the marks of the pupils writing at the matriculation examin- ations this summer. The board decided to put in a heat regulationg apparatus in the new Central School, according to the ten- der of Messrs .Walsh k Charles. The cost will be It will regulats the heat oi the rooms so that thw will .be no- danger of over or under heating. Statements of. the excellen- ies of tho system .had been secured rom buildings all ovr-r the continent vhere it has been thoroughly tested. for that purpose. As_yet the full nor the name of the donor are not for the general public, but in a short time _it is expected the "whole plan will be It as under- stood that the by the gentleman is and the City Council will be expected to provide a similar amount. The donor has been associated with the present hospital for years, and has been one of its most liberal sup- porters. SOLD ARTICLE TO PAPER. New York, Sept. At- orney Jerome announced today he would have investigated the facts .of ;he sale to a New York paper of an. article purporting to-have been sign- ed by the late ex-President Cleveland on issues' of the present campaign. According, to the New -York Times, which originally published the arti- S. Hastings, executor of the Clevelands, .at first vouched for the genuineness of the article, but with- drew. The Times has now submitted the matter to the district attorney. THREW A BOMB Participant ID Fanms Now living In Los es WIN POULTY PRIZES Lethbridge poultry fanciers won their share of prizes at the fairs in the surrounding towns. Among the most fortunate was Sam Jones, Sr., whose took 29 firsts. 12. seconds and 2 thirds at six fairs. At Lethbridge, G firsts and 4 seconds, at Calgary 8 seconds and 2 thirds, at Maclead j firsts and 2 seconds, at Raymond 9 firsts and 2 seconds, at Magrath firsts, and at Cardston 6 firsts and 1 second. In all he made seventy entries. The attendance at the public schols; continues to increase at a very rap- id rate.. -The reports "of "Principal Hamilton: and presented school board last night show that-tduring- the September therevwere 453 pupils' enrolled at Central School and 201 at Westmin- ster, a total" of 654. or the same month fast'year the figures were 374, 136 and 510 respectively, an increas- of 144 or abiut thirty per cent. Dur- ing the month 61 new pupils -were- received into the school. The averag attendance was 559 as against 379 for September There arc now nine- teen teachers on the staff. The. board is building a new two room school Bombay, Sept. of native houses have been washed away and there has been a heavy loasgOi life in the Hyderabad and Deccan districts as a result of the floods which followed an unprecedented rainfall. The river Musi rose 60 feet and all .the bridges were carried away and the country was devastated for many miles in either direction. Corpses were strewn everywhere and ;scores of bodies have bijen found in, the branches of trees where they were lodged by the swollen water. The native hospital at Hyderabad was undermined by, the water all the inmates were buried 'in the r Mr. Borden At Guelph n the North, Ward to relieve thv congestion and" in the meantime department has been opened np n the basement of- the Westminster School. WINNIPEG POWER BONDS. Winnipeg, Man., Sept. is definitely stated to-day that the city is to offer for all the power bonds from" a New York firm. It is expected that the offer will be to hand before the next meeting of the City Council. The firm in question is said to have already submitted an offer to Cecil B. Smith, chief power engineer, who advised that it be sent to the City Council. Tenders will be. called for the sup- ply of coal for the year. The appli- cation of the Fortpightly Club for he use of one of the rooms of the school for their meetings was re- fused, ihe board adhering to its pre- vious resolution that schools be used tor school purposes exclusively. Last evening Harry Maveety, of the Herald staff, received a telegram from Medicine Hat conveying the sad news of the death of.his sister, of typhoid fever. This was the first intimation received that she seriously ill, a card from Mrs. Alii STEAM YACHT SANK son Smith, a .married sister, received last Saturday, saying she was no very well, being the only word. Mr San Francisco, Cal.; Sept. Call publishes a story to the effect that Com. T. E. Camillo de Rudio, the Italian exile, who threw one of the bombs that shattered the carriage of Emperor Louis Napoleon III. and Empress Eugenie, killing 10 persons and injuring 150 othi-rs, in Paris on he night of January 1858, ia liv- ng quietly in Los Angeles with his English wifrt, who aided him to escape he scaffold, and hns been with him ever since. According to De Rudio- the plot to kill the French_ Emperor was originated by Foiice Orsini, who took into his confidence himself, Guisoeppe Piri, and another exile named Gomez. Thp idea was that an- uprising in Franco would bo followed by one in Italy, and that the mon- archy would be overthrown. The throwing of tho bombs and the exe- cution of Orsini and Piri are matters of history. was sentenced to life imprisonment. De Rudia escap- etfbn his way to the gallows, to which he had been condemned, by the aid of his wife. Eliza Booth, an English- woman. He afterwards was sent to Devil's Island, but made his escape, WOLVERINE IS SAFE. Selkirk, Man., Sept. steam- er