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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 2, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME Vll. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 191 1 PRICE-FIVE CEXTS .NUMBER 95 SEALING STEAMER WITH 200 ABOARD SINKS IN ICE FLOE OFF RACE KRAF. PLAN FOR DC Had $500 Stowed Away in a Sock According to Witness Bell ER BREAKS JAIL SENTENCED TO BE HANGED IN THREE WEEKS ESCAPES WITH FIVE COMPANIONS SENT $500 TO HIS WIFE Was Arrested Before He Could Make Good His Plans for Escape Cairo, 111., April 2.-Six prisoncVF; esca|ic. U. In the meantime, said iicll, Krafchenko changed his plans and decided to leave the � �ity on fool, and catch a train 2.") miles out in .the Uainy Uiver C:N;1{. iine. Before any of the plans could be carried into elt'ect, Krafchenko was iirrested. Bell said that Krafchenko hail throatencd iiini (,n various occasions, jotnarking tiial it wouMn't pay him (Bell),'t() do anything but go througli uith the thing. i\Ir. SntfieUi then took the witncs.s 5n hand for cross-examination. !E THE IHEATRICAL MAP MARTIN HARVEY SPEAKS VERY HIGHLY OF HIS RECEPTION IN THIS CITY GOOD ATTRACTIONS NOW The loll(Aving letter from William 5Iolles,,of Montreal, joint managing director of the British (.'anadian Theatre Co., to Manager Wilson, of tlie JMajestic Theatre, will he interesting to tlie theattc-going puliHc. of l.et.h-bridje. It practically as.^ures this city'of the best T..ondon, Kng., attractions. "I have to tli-ank you fijr yours of itlie lilth inst. If it is possible to iii-flude a visit from Laurence Irving, 1 will make every endeavor ti.i do so. iliut in any case, I shall make a si"^-cial point of visiting Lethbridge with iill our attractions' in the future. .Mr. Frank B. O'.N'eill, .Mr. Uar-very's manager, spoke .s-o highly of llie town and the theatre, that l" nm very sorry I did not include Leth-bridge in my visits, when I was out v.cfii. Yours very sincerely, ;a.gd.) William Holies. THREE THOUSAND RUSSIANS EN ROUTE TO CANADA ' Winnipeg, Man., April Five hun-tli-ed RuBnian-Uovman immigrants arc, line to arrive have in a .special train from the east on Sunda.v morning, and will be immediately distributed through Saslcatchewan. They form the advance guard ot throe thousauil Members of the same race, who are to come to the Canadian West this Bummer. Fourteen days o.fa. and a fine of $f was the sentence banded out at the Ills te/.i,,. ,',rmstr of (lie constables. i who willingly purchflsed the articles ; in ordei- that t!:e mi.'^iit iie. lielp-ed to sain a foolin.t; after his release-front coiifinement. It, h; state.! tbaf these goods were u> be paiti for upon Armstrong's roloi'.se. Apparently. e.\-eryone w.ns satisfied with tls.-. transaction until, unjprtunately f,^ all, Armstrong made the break for 'iib-I erty. Asked for His Money Tt appears that wiien lie was handed over to the provincial iail authorities to s.erve his .vear's sentence, he asked if they would receive the cash for him from the Mounted policemen v.'ho had ;->urehaspd his goods. When Supt. Wi'Isou learned that some of his constables owed this man money, be immediately ordered an in-hist -"vestigation, (vhefeupon all those concerned, includinj; the former Provost, the assistant Provosr and three constables w^erc placed under arrest on March 26. They w^ore stripped of tlielr belongings and held under arrest, whicii means that they were not allowed to leave the barracks grounds, tintll yes- .-\rnistroiii.''. i' Ik fil.ttcl, Is liot -.iii .\mt.ri('(iii. ay v.as nr.c- iln; ti" iri said to lia\'e adiiiitti'd liuil his name was r.ot nii.-,i rouf, i:,,;- Alli-r.. as tlir immiuriUioii ai;il;(irii,."5 hcni iiiiii booki-'d. Ijiit and ii is also staled that l;e was a lia'ivr- m' Toroc. to. and that be ran away from bom'' when only eight years of as". Xo ri)i:vi,tioiis or si'iil.'la'i- \\?.\': yi'X been inad'... I-'nn Willi,iin, Ont . \mi\ 2. - \l- I lii.:;uli lie liad nnsiiMl lu :hi' il...,r : li':- iiiii .s.iie a placard ri'ailiii'.'. "iin iiini.c' kc|M 111 here". U't:,i':inc;i last i II L''ii\ lilcv. (lit ilif ilni.r III the .'..He :r. ',l:e olliic (Ii .lames liaviilscu, fuel dealer l.err 'riie burglars, wliu used di Uiii.i.',-. nliKuiii'd ;i (fw stamps and 1 111" ccnl iin- notice staling tliat iiu iiK.iicy W.I-: l;c)u in lli|. safe was pnsl cd nil ihc d,i>' i..llir,'. 111!.!, ;tip ir.ckiuK iif .{ s;i:r in 111'' 1 laiii i 11 iiIi Sash and li..Mir ri.ii;|i,.in s iill.r. aixiii' liirce c'-s ;,:.">^ Mall street, has hail that organ mov- ^ich Yang Tse Kiang valley and will Premier will be nominated alone and ed back to where it belongs ou the be about eleven hundred miles long, elected, (eft side. Some tirao ago Duller injured hlmBelf diving at Port Stanley, and shortly after began Ip feol pain In his right side. A fluid had formed from his in.iury, causing thu heart to bo moved. JAVA BUFFALOES DERAIL TRAIN AflO 20 KILLED Balavia, Java, April 2.-Twenty natives were killed and fifty othe^s injured today by the derailment of a tmin while It �wu.s crossing a bridge near Taniong PrIok, six miloa from the city. The necldont was csuaed by a hord of buffalo into which the 1o-coniotivo ran. A number of Euro-luiana travelling ou the train escaped injtiry, as tliev oconpied the rear cars. WILL ELIMINATE PRICE CUTTING Toronto, Ont., April L',-AVtth the object of eliniinalhig price cuttlns among themselves, forty Independent cannera of Ontario, particularly those whose oulDut is confined to vegetables, have formed a holding company wilh a capital of $100,000, This company willl take tlio output of the several canneries with the object, it is stated, of reducing the expense of marketing, "whj'le preventing the slaughtering ot goods for the purpose of driving any individual cnnncr tout ot the tieUI. ''We have more moisture in Southern -Mherta this year to date, than in any previous similar period for twelve years." This assertion is made by W, 11, Fairfield, superintendent of the Do-minon Experimental farm, where every inch of precipitation is recorded. From the iirsl of .lanuary, up to and includinp; March :ilst, ;L6a inchet; of moisture, in the form of snow and ra n have desftiidod. The nearest this record stands to being e:lipsed, for a corresponding pwiod, was just Un years ago, in 1901, when 2.-l:-i inches of precipitation were recorded. This year, the record statuis over an inch better than the next best year, and far surpasses last >ear, when the crop prospctns were exceed-I in-,ly bright. I Mr. Fairfield slates that if this I rcL'ord holds for the next three months, there v.ill he more moisture in the .soil than ever before in the Iirsl 0 moiith.s of the year. lie considers tliat the prospects at the ) resent time are excellent for h goml crop. He can see no reason why thtre should not be an extra gon! crop, for the amount of moisture in the ground now is sulficient to sprout every fertile seed tiiat is sown, and start it well on toward the summer, I when more rain may be practically 1 banked on. The year 11)14 will have many records ; in fact, has already made pos-.sible the hanging up of a few" in .Southern .Viterta. In it there occurred the lirst ' .March rainstorm for 30 years, which helped materially to swell the precipitation record, the latter being the most potent factor in establishing a cro.) record that promises to make the world gape with v.oniler. The ' mosture will be given every chance to work its marvels, for there it-more land seeded and ready for sce'I-in.j, and better methods employed in its cultivation at this time than ever before. Following is the weather report from ihe Lethbridgc station . tor March, Look it over carefully, there n;ay i)e a icw iiiore records stowed away therein. Nuiiiter of ciondy days ..................10 First, rainfall of year .........March H Total |irecipitalion for month.l.ia in. Tiilal iireripitation for year to date .................................;i.i;3 in. '.Max. temperailire recorded...ti-t.O deg. .tlin temperature recorded,,-l.O,!) deg. Me 11 tfiuperaturc for mfh.,'2'.L I'-J deg, 'I'o'al hours of bright .sim- shne ............................'207.1 hrs, Lar.est amount of bright I sinishiiie in one day ...... 11.0 hrs. .\\e.rasr!' c'a'ly amount oi ' bri::ht sunshine ............... ti.7 hrs. ONE CAR, ONE MAN. NEW SUeCESTION E SIREEI CARS Ten men at 30 cents an hour for a nine hour day, means i'il a day, $!),-8.'),') a year, or a.'i per cent, of' the total .street railway deficit. This little Calculation caused the following resolution to be passed in the council clianibet this morning : "Hurdie,-That because there i.s a considerable amount of ptihlic feeling that tlie street railway deficit .should be cut down by reducing the. street railA�'ay staff, a referendum bo taken as to whether or not an effort should he i)ia