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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 The Lethbridge Daily Herald .Volume IT. Alta.. Monday, Aug. Number 199 i ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH WAS OPENED Audiences Attend Services in 2forth letlibridge REV. HUGH GRANT Preacher b'f the Occasion of Xcw Edifice il: UMougtl little more than a year old, Vu history of St. Andrew's Church toes back to the beginning of Leth- tor some of Its members are associated with tho ear cfeys, and the memorable ministry Rev. Chas. McKillop. They can tnaOT Inoldenls of tin gpiriod. In these later years of quit transition Ulfiy would not wish to fo get the the struggles, and th comrades of past. Of late, growth of both parts o Lethbridge has been so rapid, that tw fMrs- ago It boeajne clear to erer; thai Presbyterian Churc oould nol meet al] the needs. Th General Assembly's Home Missio Committee, therefore, launched th pew during Christmas week o 1909, and appointed Hev. W. W. Brj 4en as minister. Every chiirch-goini Presbyterian of North Letlibridg. knows Mr. Bryden, and he and the men who have worke< with hijn ror ''Christ and the Church' are.'to'tie congratulated on the congre gallon's happy condition. Since 01 fanlntnff, lit have come Into full com munion wiih the church, of which 7i were by certificate and 44 by profes of have "left the city. During the'many months Tloes held in Reddlns's wae heavily handicapped through lack ot a consecrated no one needs to be told of efforts that have resulted in the handsome new Some the members gave their services securing subscriptions, many worked freely and well on the building, potting Into It the labor of ksnd, head and heart; now the young congregation, has a building which In- deed risibility to the work of the church In' this district. We wish them Ood-speed In ttielr undertaking. It was dedicated on Sunday by one ef the heroes of the church in this .Western country, Hugh n. Orant, low of B. C., who preached. The following the church offi- session John McKesn, John Thofl, Patching. Board of Mutters: John Scott, An- jrew Williamson, Chris. Donaldson, Thomson, Duncan Wilkinson WH J Ian cf Mr. McRoberts. Tto bAlMlng has a seating capacity j 400, paptnctors being Shmd J SSH! WilklMOoi lighting, Bremner El- tdrlo Oo.; tittlUs. Mr, Olander; paint j Iff. Mr. building material, Lusotw Co.; seating, Globe fbraltun Co., Waterloo, Ont. j deAlMtfcMl of Oils fine now edi- Hoe- yesterday morning. Hurt Faraia, Minister of Justice Likely to Resign Ottawa, Aug. is slated Sir Alan Ayleaworlh has plac- ed his resignation in the hands .of Sir Wilfrid Laurlor but that K has not been accepted. In addition to car trouble, Sir Alan Aylesworth suffers from neuralgia and needs a holiday and treatment. It will be sot- tied definitely within a few days whether he will contest North York or drop out of polities before the date of elec- tion. Cold-Bmded Murder Made Known After Four Years Clever Work by Sergk Ashe Leads to Arrest of Whitford for Murder of Teamster Thomas at Lethbridge-Police Have 'Strong Case-Accused Brought from Montana- Another Witness Being Sought at Distant Point Another Convert To Reciprocity EXCURSIONS TO ARCTIC CIRCLE i Winnipeg, Man., Aug. boat accomnrodation for summer ex- cursions to tile Arctic circle will he provided by the Ifuilsqn's Bay com- pany next year. District Manager Mr. Fughl, who bus just'returned from a trip extending over two months in the fence River and Athabasca, dis- tricts states that when navigation opens next season it is expected a schedule will he put in force and pro- )er connections established on the joats in various rivers. The trip to the Arctic Circle and back, niles, will thereby he made easy of iccomplisbmont. Passengers will be conveyed by steamer from Athabasca Janding to Grand Rapids, thence by lasscngcr scows .to Fort MoMurray. Vt this point, steamers will again be tilizcd and the jburnbj- continued via' -ake. Athabasca.... and tributary trcams 'into the Mackenzie river hv vhich the Arctic circle is reached. Ir. Fughl estimates that the round rip from A'thahasca Landing to the j and of the midnight sin can be done t a cost not larger than S'100. Within the past four-days through the vigilance of the Mounted Police of this division, the history of what is believed to be one of the most cold- blooded murders ever perpetraled in has been brought to light, and as a result, George Whit- ford, a half breed, is lodged In.the guard room of tho .Mounted, f'olice barracks charged 'With the The victim of the alleged murder is Victor Thomas, at one Unit! a teamster of the Western Warehouse and Trans- fer Co. of this city. The history of tills case dales .back lo October. 1907. In ibat month it will be remembered" that Lethbrifliie citizens were stirred up over the strange disappearance of Thomas, fie was engaged in hauling gravel from the river bottom for the company. One afternoon it was reported that Thomas' team had been found tied to some trees near the river, -but the driver could not be found. The .Mount- ed Police investigated. The river wa dragged, as it was believed that tl] man had 'been drowned. But all e forts to find the missing man wei fruitless, and his disappearance .wi complete. In the spring of J90S two Italian coming in from Diamond City repor od to the police that the body of man had been found In the Bel 'River about one mile south of tha place. The Mounted Police broiish the 'body in, but as there was no per son about to identify the remains the body was buried In the. Roma Catholic cemetery without further in vestigation. condiict- assisted by the tilt church, Rev. W. W. It aod Rev. A. A. Lyttle, at WMtmlnster Methodist Law congregations were it both morning and evening ._... tit ibs Bornlng service, the minister Mab, 'Tor the ilofwr than 'that a man can l tlmMf It, and the oov- Is qrtrowsr than 'that he can htmwM ta it." n 3.) ACCIDENTAL FATAL SHOOTING IN MONTREAL Montreal, Aug. Joseph .dellman was killed yesterday after- oon In tho second hand store kept herself and her husband by the lot from a revolver which lought to be unloaded. Joseph Char- 't, an Englishman, in held as a wit- ess to the event. 7Ie says that the evolver belonged to him and that he ntered the store to buy a bettor one. hey wore all high priced and ho ex- hibited his own. Adeliinan look to examine it when it went off and the woman was killed by a shot which pierced her heart. FAVORABLE COMMENT .Ofl ANGLO-AMERICAN TREATY London, Aug. being a bank holiday few of the morning news pcperi' comment editorially on tlie signing of tho Anglo-American and Franco-American arbitration treaties recently. The Morning Post, which alone opposed the Anglo-Amuri- oan treaty, regards It as heller than It had erpectcd boeause the text shows it to be less ambitious thnn the speeches which preceded It. led the people to suppose ami because It proves that the two governments have not been carried away 'by dreams Into a Dtopla. LIBERALS IN SHAPE FOR BATTLE Pinclier Greek Lib. Ass'n. Reorganized Her- ron's Attitude (Special (o the Pinchcr Creek, Aug. was a good attendance and lively interest evidence al; the reorganization sting of I he Pinclict- Creek Liberal Association held in their rooms in the Hcott block on Friday evening, [lesiilcs the appointment of officers, a deal of preparatory work in connection with the elections nuit nonlii was disposed of. The officers appointed wore as fol- lov.'s A. X. Mouat, pros.; A. Pelle- ticr, vicc-prcs.; D. M. Ormond, secy. Executive, T. 11. Minion, T. New- man, C. McDoiignll, T. H. Scott, II. Tucker, Jas. Robinson, Fred Willocb, W. A. Frascr. Another meeting ot the association will be held at the same time and Victim Identified About two weeks after the tvrlai a half breed -who stated that he was a brother-in-law of .Victor Tlnmn: called at the barracks and foi a description of the man who had been found. On the information I e- ing furnished the Indian said that he .had reason to .believe that il was Thomas. In he positively iden tified that the remains were those cf of Victor Thomas, the driver who bud disappeared from the comniunily six months previously, An imiuest was held over the remains, the jury bring- ing In the verdict that "Victor Thom- as carne to his death by drowning in the Belly River on Oclober 2li, 1907, the cause of tlie drowning being un- known." Tho doctor's examination of the body revealed .several abrasions on the head, but this did not seem to cause any particular inquiry, the lurors thinking they had been caused J.v the head striking on the rocks in the 'river as it drifted down. In fact the whole matter seemed to 'be clear- ed 'up: to the satisfaction of all con- cerned at that time. Arrest- Made A few days however, the mat- ter, was-ngain brought to light. Sergt. Ashe, who is conceded to be one of tlie best detectives on the force, heard that some half -breeds at Browning, .Montana, had told- a white man lha they had witnessed a murder on the river bottom a.t Letiibridge. Whit ford's name was coupled- with the story, -and Sersl-" Asho'lmmcdiatel} coupled with the story the name ol possible case against the alleged mur- derer could be built 'up. He located this witness, whose name Is withheld lor the present, on Sunday, and last night Sorgt. Aahe was started off on a two thousand mile Journey lo bring the witness lo Lethbridge. Whitford IB closely guarded all the and If the-stories of the half- breeds who accompanied Ashe from Browning can be depended ason, the case against him is very strong. It is belisved thai when he is confront- ed by_the -witness Sergt. Ashe will bring back tonjorrow that he will wilt, and probably confess the whole his- tory of the crime. Inspector West tales that the stories of three" of the witnesses brought back from ma, people who claim to have been eye witnesses of the murder, tally in every respect with the story oof Thomas' disappearance, and he has not the least doubt as to the truth their statements. In that case Whitford will be confronted by such evidence thai it is ha'rdly believable that he can deny the charge. Altogether the case is a very inter- esllng one, and It goes Jo show the Here's another convert. The Kingston correspondent "to-the Toronto Telegram sayii; "The report la current that'Hiram A. Calvin, ex-.M.P., will be a -fr candidate in Fronlcnac county on the reciprocity' lickcl. lie Is a believer In the and, while a Conservative in politics, he Is said to be will- ing to conlest Frontenac on the issue before the electors. He will oppose Dr. Edwards, the presenl member." Victor Thomas, tile young man who Had been working with Whitford at the time of the former's disappear- icc. -The sergeant immediately re- ported the matter to Inspector West, and he despatched Ashe to Browning to investigate the report. On Satur- lay Inspector West received a wire rom the efficient young detective, stating that he had Whitford under arrest and would return to Lethbridge hat evening with him, and would be iccompanled by four witnesses who vould testify in the case. On Satlir ay 'the sergeant arrived with his [Harry, and Whitford, wiih the charge if murder hanging over him vas lodged securely in the cells. The ews of the arrest was kept very ecrct for Inspector West had track y that time, of anolher witness 'hose presence would be absolntel; ecessary in order that the strongest precise vigilance with which those in- comparable guardians of the law -in Western Canada, the'Mounted Police, do their duty to the, country. On Sergeant Ashe's return to Leth- bridge, Whitford will be given a pre- liminary trial before inspector West, and It will be shown "then. It Is be- Hoyed, that the evidence to be sub- strong enough to war- rant Whltford's .being committed foi trial on the charge of" murder. SHORTAGE OF FOOD FOR LONDON scttlc- RAYMOND IS SOLID FOR PACT Liberals Held Enthusias- tic Elected London, Aug. nient. of the strike is speedily cd a serious situation will arise. A strike was called suddenly of car men, coal porters, and others, McLean CATTLE AND GRAIN Hay. "Knight and Others Toll of Advantages of .Reciprocity Raymond, Aug. The meeting, of Rayn.'oad Liberals tonight 'in the Oddfellow'.s Hall was large and .husiastic. The organization ot Ire ocal association was completed ,by the election of W. Evans as vice-president. President T. J. O'Brien was in the chair, anil, aftiic explaining the absence of Hon. A. who was unavoill. thus the entire stoppage of London's'ably prevented from being in May- transport, trade is threatened. IOL' lnc meeting, he called .for the other would in'-mcdiatcly affect workers and lead to a general cutting of food supplies. TALK OF GOING TO WORK placo on Monday evening for the pur- McNEILUS TO SUCCEED HERRON M'aclcod Lawyer Likely WHOLE FAMILY NEVER TOOK DROP OF LIQUOR -Vew York, An? o-Thdt Samne Instill, of Chicago president of the Commonwealth Edison Co comes of a very abstemious family, beram. known today, when-he returned-from Kurope on the Liisltania and talked of his trip. Mr. Insull had been In Cornwall England, lo allend the ditmond jub .dee of his parents At this annher sary, Mr. instill said, there were'twen- ty-seven direct descendants not one of whom ever took a drink. This was he said, because his grandfather uas a total abstainer. Mr Insull bald his parents were still in good health' Con scr va-ti JXTpn i inee Maple Creek, Aug. It'is report- ed here that D. J. Wylie, M.P.P., will ,TM( NEW ST. ANRREW'S PRESBYTERIAN HHIDCE. CMUHCH, 'NORTH LETH- pose of appointing delegates to the convention at -Macleod. (In Tuesday evening a delegation'of, the association goes out to Heaver ('reek lo assist in forming a Liberal Association at that place. A feeling of confidence is felt by jibe Liberals here as lo the result ol I the polling on September 3Ist in this (constituency. Pending the outcome of Hie convention Dr. Warnock is nmk ing no promises in Ihc meantime, but is a busy man Ihese days working for Hie party he so capably represenls. Conlliclinij regions are current as (o the position Mr. llerron will take j when in council his followers "IC" at Ihc camp, only (hie is to the effect that, he will run I "r "lcn- as a Conservative favoring reciproc- j I'n'sidml Powell was at Ihc same ity and wiih tlie npgiroval of his ad- yesterday, and will be here to Imri'iitv to that effect. Another re- attend the district hoard meeting to- port claims that he will run as an 'lay. oul and out Conservative and follow the lead of Mr. Horden in opposition to the pact. Mr. llerron is expected home Tuesday, however, and doubt- less .on his arrival will let the elcc- s know on which horn of the dil- emma he i.s hanging. Fcs'iiic Hoars Report but Nol hi no' i.s Positively Known (Special to the Kernic, Aug. news regarding the ballot taken in outside locals has been received here and it is not lovvii what the results were. Tlie failure to vote in so many jilaees has rendered the elcclion useless, so far as -tiie. district board is concerned. The board meets here today, when .som'clliini; definite regarding Friday's In South'Wellington, It Is non- vole may he made public j '-hat II. C. Scholfiold may be ficcrelarv Carter was at Corbin !a'e "f "arly' two bearer to conlest the east riding of i Huron. In the Interest of Liberalism i at the coming Dominion election, was] held today. Brussels was flooded 1 with delegates and others from all parts of the rifling, about 200 dele- being In attendance. Arch His-' resign and oppose, w. E. Knowles for I he Dominion House in the riding of Moose .law. Macleod, Aug. John Herron is turned down 'by; .Macleod district Conservatives it Is settled that. B. McXeill, the well known lawyer and nsuccessful candidate for the Al- berta Legislature in win the !onservalivc candidate. Chas. .Mur- phy will be nominated for Russell when the nominating convention Is icld at Vars on August IS. The hreatened spjil In the Liberal party las -been healed over and the nor- nal Liberal majority, will be rolled up for the secrelar.r- of state. .1. F. Ellis, city treasurer, is almost certain 16 be Ihe English speaking Conservative candidate. The labor men and Socialists are talking of running men in Ottawa, i Kingston, Aug. Liberals of Lennox and Addington, with Dr. Vrooman as their candidate, are very hopefui of carrying Uriah Wilson's old seat. Guelph. Aug. It was -sug- gested a few days ago thai G. Blackstock, K.C., Toronto, might be ssked to run in the Conservative KNGHTS OF COLUMBUS ESCHEW INTOXICANTS Detroit. Aug. Knights of Co- Inmhus. in annual contention Ugor ously reaffirmed yesterday the declar- ations of the, order In flvoi of tot-il abstinence. In executive .session .an attempt was made to imend the bjh v so that wines and othei liquors which are now prohibited be sened at banquets and in the club! rooms of tli organization. There was a., storm, of! IJlatform and in speeches from some of the present. Mayor Young cunfessod being "an extreme advocate o: doctrines and principles rejiproti- ity" and went on, to give a clear logical explanation of his attitude. Chas. iMcCarty didn't see ''ow we Cam do thini; lufc en dorse reciprocity." Raymond Knight dealt with the effect of on the'cattle and grain business, ntid his those of i pricttcal man lie Uut m (his south- ern cnnntrj the passing of this rio- will increase the price .ot jiinrt from S3.50 to ?30 per acre. President Bramwell took his hearers into science of protection and called lion to tlie great similarity of: the United Slates and Canadian iwople lie siid Tnfl 19 in of ei-i- procify because the United Stasis producer the sime klpii of clothes (hat Uic Canadian .fanner wears he sets the same table lie us the same standard of education he siuir stindard ot living vliy nit a harrier between the two? .'.f- er all, we're one and the same pi'.o- le. Unrestricted trade relations hould he established between 'AVO otmtrics." rattle dealer of Winnipeg, was called ;o Hie opposition and tho .amendment- wns overwhelmingly defeated: The annual report of Supreme Knight Flaherty showed that on 30 last tho membership of the order short, net.gain for-the year of A net gain-of S3 conn cils for the year is reported CHARGED STARVING A_WOMAN DEATH Seattle, Aug. charge miir der in the first degipe has been lait against Dr. Linda Buffield She Is accused of stan ing to death Claire Williamson, n wealthy I nglish spinster. Evelyn Dorothea William son, sister of Ihc deceased, who was suffering a similar "fale al Ihe hos- pital conducted by the accused, waa rescued by the British consul Kveryfhing renvai'ns. as quiet as a grave yard, and report the snlallesl volume, of business ever experienced in Ihe (own. There is much ialii of ;hc. probabil- ity of the men going to work, but no move in thfil. direction has been made any place except Cortlin. ;ate: lop, of Grey township, cx-.M.I'.P. for the cast riding of Huron, was nom- inaled. Other names mentioned were W. H. Kerr, editor of the Post. Brus- sels, and.-Barrister' Van Stone Wlnghanij j Inucdtioa 'l! speech, smmicd up the cat I iin- tion as it exists in, the North- ,tst cm Stales and South Ucstc a an la, mid showed the great adiintt c to the ranching' industry of .Southern MbLrta In Imjng markets ucli as Portland and Seattle open Vs. These cities arc now in-jportinp; phili- ed meat from the Eastern States. A letter was read by Sccretdrv- Treasurer McDufTec announcing r the. convention at- Lcthbridge and the nunibci of dt legates Raj mond entitled, to. The following gentlemen of Hon. L, P. Brodeur, who will retire as Minister of Mjrlne ind to go on the Supreme Court bench. were named to' attend Raymond Knight, II S. Young, Chas. McCar- l-y. T. J. O'Brien, John Powelson. I W Hans F McDuffcc and alternates in tlie persons ol J. (j. Allied, Gco. T. Wride and Henry lolmcs, were appointed to fill va- cancies in tnc list of those regularly ppointed. The atmosphere of the. meeting in- licalcd Unit there Is only one issue icfore .the people and the electors vill in reality record their .ballots or or leciprooity. There present, one man who had never cast a Liberal vote, hut he is out .flat-loot ul lot reciprocal to the rush of the Inisi season being on dur- ing, the. campaign period, there will not he a very; active, personal inter- est laken in the fight by the masses as a whole, alt.hough no doubt every, voter will go to Uic polls. Another reason why the campaign at liari'.ond will be a fairly quiet one. is because the people are now well informed on the great, and in fact, the only issue. I-'or manv months asguments for and against re- ciprocity have hern discussed and rehashed, and every 'man wlio takes any interest In jiublic affairs has formed his opinion one way or tbV other. {Continued on page ;