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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TEN1 LF'i'HBRIDGK HERALD APRIL 30, 1920 Cow Bill, Who Was Fined 525 and Costs, in City I'olicc Court, Exonerated Application, by way of certlorarl, to quash the conviction against Gow BiU, a Cbibaman, in tho city police icurt mads on behalf of the ap- pellant by C. F. Harris, and heard in has been successful. Judg- meat has been banded down by Mr. Justice- Hyndman before whom the case wt3 heard. The circumstances of the case, 39 Mentioned at tho time it was heard In the local court, are as follows: On tae of March certain members o! jhe city police force entered the pre- 3S5 2nd Avenue South, which sre as store in ;hc front with a room at Ibe back, being a place where Chinamen meet In varying numbers from time to time for pur poses of reading, resting, asd doing k'lEinsss with one another. When Va olScers went into the back room, tccorclins to the evidence given by Detective S'd Wallis. some one'called out in Chinese and as a result tharo Ti-as IL scramble. On belae vial the Chinamen, including the de- Jc-ndaat, were vlolng. the detective that they were- playing fan-tan. According to hlni the accused sat in (he room with all tho money in front o' lilni; there was a bunch of money on long bench, and ho could not set any o! It; the money confuted of Mils miuurd and a demand for tlie singing oi "ATI iiaii Power of Jesus times.' in 1912 a band of one ktiadrea ans! forty enthusiastic workers ior this cause Canada and them a brass baud. WILT broke out and great mtru, cousUcred tbat tho Ooldea llnle- was .ruY'dream and were determined lo-'rtvivo the Ttey il was still jiossibls to Ihv as bro- Brotherhood Federation, Ik. il from its in Ixindon. Kng-j tht.r.j ami that individualism laud, when efforts made to (tell brand ot Cuiii. They believed that !he men on tho street Into the cburch-1 m0n should do uuto others its they es. At thit tlmo a census showed i hivo others do uuto them. that ten per cent, .of the. men nr.temi-, Nationalities Interested iiju-1; to !Ko turovgu tie cHorts-ot the -alotl ID tho 'jriCse to organlEO well EO thai when the- liquor plebiscite .comes up the opposition jvll'i tie bsulslied. Tho fO far consists o3 Rev. A. H. Denodu and S. otl churches so the brotherhood and change, mostly He also broken, to live asalu. Imt iu. .J? some o! tho thinkers oi came to the conclusion that through; the Brotherhood permanent peace' could bo brought to She esrtb. and by the teachings of Jesus Christ t'je brotherhood could -srin the men to the churches. With that end In view crtorts ;ire being made at the present time oil over tbo world to revive the Hrothcrhood movement and uow Lech- bridgo churches have- thromi their hats into tho ring In the great fight. Early Meetings The movement coiamt-need forty- live yearsAgo, Hev. Mr. said. Tlio.flrst 'meetings fro'm which the Brothe'rhood grew v.'eru termed "Pleasant GatiTorinrs for the Men" and were'Jield oi Sunday afternoons. As time on the movement grew with'loani'and bounds acd no leef branches Tvcro ..____ .-.-i -___ membership ot these was and the iveekly at- tendance ran in die neighborhood or ona, milliou men. He told of successful eS-'orls made In France ami Jielginm to establish the sociely there. Delegates. Inter touring Fiance to Lille, llefore formed' '.TSo 'total there wero warned that 'they ed was an attendance of'throe, thou- round there a bagful of brass .tv-blch he called "counters." _ The Plsylr.g of Fan-Tar, tworc lo bo ruu'out of iowirbut Mr. Harris for the defence objected outcome oS the mass meeting call- to tho. word "counters" at the trial. snd tile Tviiness replied: "Well, a bag of Chinese money." There was also a' brass 'cover on the table, it bone or. stick, und certain tacks at ttie corners of the lable. Witness v.-as. .asked'if he knew the of fan-tan and Low It was played, and Eaid that he could' not say exactly but he could a Good Idea. In reviewing this evidence, Ills Lordship said that ho Tvai bound tp say thai be-was quite, unable to understand from tho des-. crlption of the game given by the do-1 tective how the Game ia played or -whether it is a same of chance or skill. The police also found dominoes in a rooai In the rear of the one in Ques- as a result of what they saw arrestad fourteen Chinamen who were subsequently tried and convicted. No Evidence Having read the evidence for the crown, Mr.'Justice Hyndman, fails to find that there is any evidence be- yond suspicion that :a game of any kind was being played in the premises In question on that occasion.' It .would of course, ho observed, arouse' the sus- picion of any man to see- a. person under the circumstances of tho de- fendant with a large amount of money In his hands, but he contended ihat there must be Eome further evidence to. establish that ho was committing some breach of tho law, by playing at a game prohibited, by law.' before he couW be convicted., .On the crown's own ease he argued that the fact that there were certain instru- ments paraphernalia which might nsod for card playing, but also might be used for other lawful objects, that thero was no evidence whatever to establish that sames ot any kind being played at the time in ques- tion. The assertion that fan-tan Tras being played was'not justified or, most, pnly suspicion waa aroused. Conviction Quashed In quashing the, conviction, in which GOTV Bill was fined ?25 and costs or 111 default twenty days hard labor, Mr Justice Hyndman That there was no evidence before fce convicting magistrate that the house, place, or room referred to. was a place kept by any person for gain to .which persons resorted for the purnodV of playing at any game of chance; (2) That there no evidence that tho said defend- ant was the keeper or that he acted or as the master or as the person having the care, government, cr right of the house, room or place referred to; (3) That there was no evidence that any gamo of chance was played, and (4) That there waa no Evidence that any Instruments nt gain used in unlawful games wltliin the meaning of section 985 of the Crim- inal Code wero found In the said pre- misea. C. F. Han-la appeared for the ap. pellant and W. H. Sellar of Calgary for tho crown. s endorsed by Premier It. den. of Cauada, Smuts, of rioutli Africa, and71 Weniltr Uoyd George of England, who deliver- ed an address at the closing session. lu to Lloyd Georce the -told a story. He said that John Clifford, president of the World brotherhood Federation, with ivbfch tho Canadian Fed- eratiau ii :vffilialcil, went to i.loi'd Ueorge'a home. He wns a friaij ofj the family and secured bis consent to speak. During his slay Lloyd George took him to the small cburch in that community in where o.bou! fifty people worship. At tbo cont-l'i- sion of the sc-.-vtco a testimony meet- ing was held. .The preacher leaned over his.pulpit and brother Uoyd to sav Hev. Mr. Williamson noted. Shut the British Premier ilid noMreccive hik 'political title 111 nis home place o' worship, ho was "brother." Rev. A. P. butter went into cou- Biderablu details about how the Brotherhood can be utilized by the churches. Ho told of many instances where- the members of tho Brother- hood have banded together to help in different branches of tho "'cial, reception and otherwise. Ho gave instances oi where supposedly "dcid" churches l.ad been brought S. Dunliam, tor Kuoi; Ilev. E. J, Hodg- ins and A. l.aklc, for the united church; K. lasorsoll Karmers', Cluba and the llachlniets' are join- ing to start a i slo-e. Irrigable Land Near the Town of Taber I HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED JO'SSLU BY AUCTION Saturday, May 8th THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED mFUGABUE LAND That portion of the S. E. of Sect. 4-10-16-W4th Men, lying to the south of the Canadian Pacific Rail- way consisting of 78 and 2-lfr acres. This IK JtcoJ agricultural land with water rights under the Tabcr Irrigation District and is on the main road halt mllo east of Taber aBil one mile.troin elevators and business part of towii. Tcruis of cash, one-third In one year and balance in two-yiars per cent, interest. I WILL ALSO OFFER FOR SALE AT THE SAME TIME ONE THREE-ROOMED HOUSE Situated nbove land which would be suitable to move and fix up for a dwelling house. Sale Will Be Held at Tainter Porteous Sale Barn, Taber, at 2 Saturday, May 8th, 1920. W. A. PORTEOUS AUCTIONEER SALE At the Palace Clothing Store H. FEINSTEIN, THE OVERALL KING, -PROPRIETOR Saturday will see greatest prite'' cutting sale in the history of this city. These prices are made doubly'attractive {or these simple reasons. regular prices are less than the actual wholesale prices todity. (2nd.) On top of this _we the prices to the very fl Be one of the many that will take advantage oi these this Big-Slkygfter'Sale. WitFplllind Set onaNewSuit Gar, secure it at this great Slaughter Sale. Most .of the; se suits bought at the- old price, injthis line we'have decided to cut the prices to the r'core. RACK No. 1 Consists oi. u. isrge variety of men's staple suits in greys, grey cheSts, brown 'checks and pepper and salt mixtures. Made in conventional: stylee, the .best ot; linings 'and trimmings used bi the manufacture of thes6 sullf. Regular J30.CO, ft Pft ?32.50. Slaughter tt.OU RACK No. 2 'A larger variety to choose from in plain grey worsteds, black and brown 'checks, ani blsclfchocks and browa anil Breen checks. The very thing for business or drass oi CA wiar. Uegular 535.00' to 545.00. Slaughter'Sale 01. JU 'A large selection oJjbuv best-suits in tweeds and1 woraleda in [ilaln grey, brown and a large astortment of frjicy checked iiatteraa In all colors. .Tho very stfit for dress wear, oo -Hegalar to Salo BIG SAVINGS ON? SHOES MEN'S.DARK MAHOGANY English lost dross shoes with leath- er solo and.hcol. A very smart dress shoe. Hegular price O QC Slaughter Sale.....'........................... MEN'S DARK TAN DRESS neat for dross or bustacss wear, llegulv price ?1200. ft I 0 Only tirfi .torftor. leCt. One pair to each cus- We Carry the Biggest Line if Sox in the City Men's Ian, grey, white nnrt black dross POX, Itejsular 50s. Sale.35s; -i -or 3 iialr for lien's Work ar.d merino. OC., Regular OOc. Men's Dress Shirts Black and White Stripe, 15 only.'A good buy lor the man who wears a 1 15. Salo Men's Work Gloves Sheepskin and Mulohldo selling at 51.00 >nd (1.75 all ovfr. nf Salo.............................. THE PALACE FIFTH BANK OF COMMERCE Allisoa, for Kirst Uov. Caas. B. Cragg aiyd 11. M. Hoyt tor] The Fere divieioh f Wesley. Hev. X'r. llodglus'la coa-jatiJ passenger otflcos will bo move-d veuor. ifrom When you eat let it be the bett. 'Seal Seville Orange Marmalade' AH Orange csJ A'o i BcllcJ ttith core in Sitter Pens. MEN'S Men's Working Shirts TheTWprk-'jshlrlE ;wo aro. offorjng-aro.made esclusiTely fCV us of a iriaUsials, fast colors, literal "slltched seams and. reinforced in places reciflvirjE to.eiisuro strength, durability and wear.- and Men's HigH-grade Work Shoes In black, grey and fan Elk double soles Crom tlii to toe, fr solid leather count- to Every-pair .of shoes carries.our guarantc.0, money back if not Men's Work Gldves cairr a slock.of lOvcn pair guaraulcod i to KEEL Shop of Fashion Craft Clothes Oliver Block 318 Fifth St. S. STORE O'D WEAR OVERALLS When'Y6u Can Buy Made-tq- at These Cheaper than Ready-mades :0ne only, Brown American Worsted. Made to your measure for This'same .cloth being-sold in ready mndo.i Six Suit Ungfhs Left, of Beautiful Brown Americarl Worsted Stripe. Made to your rrieaMire vFoiir Suit Lengths Leit of Brown English Worsted Check, All wool. Made to your measure We guarantee thoso suits as to style, fit and finish. RAINCOATS Heavy rubber lined. Saturday only You The "D" iTailbring Go 410 FIFTH STREET LETHBRIDGE ;