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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume V. SAYS SHE LOVES MAN SHE RAN AWAY WITH Preliminary Hearing In the Abduction Case Before Justice Elton-Girl In the Witness Stand Declares She Was Struck By Her Stepfather Lethbridge, Alberta. Wednesday, August The first act of the preliminary hearing of Geo. E. Nicholson, charg- ed with abduction, was heard before D. H. Elton, J.P., yesterday after- noon. R. A. Smith acted in the ca- pacity of prosecutor. L. M. Johnstone appeared as counsel for the defence. But two witnesses were heard yes- terday. The first witness called and duly sworn was Detective Egan. The other evidence was that oi one of the principals in the case, Miss May Wallace, who for two and one-half hours, displaying wonderful memory, quoted instance after instance dealing with her relations towards Nicholson ever since she became acquainted with Mm in October, 1909. Detective Egan's evidence dealt summarily with the issuing of the warrant, his arrest of Nicholson in the house of the U. S. customs offic- ers at Coutts, between the hours of 11 and 12 a.m. on Saturday, August 6th, last. A startling part of his evidence.was given while relating his conversation with Miss Wallace at Coutts. According to the detective, Miss Wallace is stated as having told him that she thought a great deal of Nicholson, actually loved him and would wait a hundred years if neces- sary, if she thought they might event- ually be married. The detective further stated that at Coutts the accused had wished to lay information against Fred Butler and his wife, Miss Wallace's step- father and mother, respectively. "I also heard after I returned that But- ler had struck the girl upon her re- turn. I was not present when Miss Wallace came to the police station last night and .asked for police pro- tection. I Claims Father Struck Her 1 May Wallace was then duly sworn' and examined by R. A., Smith. She stated that she had known the accused since last October. I trouble with my stepfather, Fred But- in connection with the accused, last April. My father liad struck rrit several times, and Mr; Mchblson' who then boarded at my home, had' overheard me crying on more'' than1 one occasion. On several occasions ij told the accused how my step-fathei; had been using me. -He sympathisier'' with me and said, "Fred Butler i. ed and 'walked with Nicholson on th street and had written letters t him in answer to those he had sen her. Mr. Nicholson kept continually asking me to run away with him I refused to do so very strongly a first, and for a time even refused to write him. Consents to Go Eventually, however, I learned that Nicholson was to leave on Sept. 1st for Moose Jaw. On Aug. 4th I wrote to him asking him to see me. Be- lieving that the letter was never de- livered, I wrote i another one. On the morning of Aug. 5th, about 10.30, we met in the hall; upstairs in the Macdonald Block. Dr. Tuller was not in his office. We went in there and he proposed to me arrangements for getting across the line next morning. I did not give my full consent to the undertaking until' the afternoon, when I said I would go. Then came the story of how the clothes were packed, how they were gotten out of the house secretly, dur- ing the night, and conveyed by Nich- ol on to the train, how Miss Wal- lace went down to the station the next morning, and bought a ticket for across the line, boarded the Great Falls recognizing the accused, and how they were both eventually caught, a full description given in yesterday's of which was issue. The case was Number 203 The Capable Secretary of the Leth- ,faridge Fair" MANY ACTIONS ARISE FROM CHARGES Montreal, Aug. crop of ac- tions and threatened actions arising out of the Millette charges that the Emancipation in a plot to BOULEVARDS ARE HIGHLY PRAISED Federal Horticulturist Pleased-Success With Apples Dr. William director of Dominion Experimental Farms, and W, T. Macoun, horticulturist of rthe cen- tral station at Ottawa, who came to Letbbridge on Monday, left again yesterday afternoon after spending a day at "the Letlrbridge Experimental Station in company with Supt. Fair- field, who has just returned from Kamloops, B. C. Mr. 'Macoun is on his first trip west in twenty-three years. He was immensely impressed with the way the in Lethbridge are laid out and the systematic, uniform and extensive methods of planting. He over and over again that he did not know another city in -Canada where the laying out of the streets and boulevards have 'been gone at so thoroughly and systematically as iiere. He was particularly pleased about Lodge members were he M Jt is sometHin lure priests attending hag been advocatill ;he Eucharistic congress to able houses bids fair to prove a ord. Ludger Larose had J. Lemieus ar- rested on a charge of highway rob- for years, most .of, a block or two are planted one year with one kind of trees and at -certain distances apart; two or three years later an- other block or two are planted prob- !f ably, with different kinds of trees al- together and different distances apart with the result that there is an entire then remanded until Friday, Aug. 12th, and accused was allowed out on bail of in bonds as follows: One thousand dollars on his own surety i; two oth- er sureties of five hundred dollars each. Nicholson told the Herald this morning that his divorce was valid, and the Washington state law cannot interfere with a party to a divorce marrying again outside the state. He also says the Wallace girl is 17 years and months old. lack of uniformity. the latter pleads not guilty. Ger- main Beaulieu notified the city at the md of thirty days' delay required by the city charter he will sue the-may- or, as mayor and chairman of the in-! A sPecialty of Mr- Macoun's is vestigation committee, claiming Consequently, he was very 000 damages for mentioning his nama to find that, apples are grow- in the enquiry, whereas he is not a in% wen at tne experimental station member of the lodge. It is also stat- nere' botn on ae irrigated and the ed by members of the Emancipation land sections. He Lodge that criminal action will be taken against some of those who are behind the present enquiry, and dry sectioia showed no sign of civil actions against the members of drouSnt- In said Mr. Ma- President of the Lethbridge Fair' VISITORSfROM MANY OTHER (MS "Honk! This way to the EDMONTON GIVES LAURIER A ROUSJNG_ WELCOME Monster Procession and a Great Meeting Features Of the Visit to'Capital-Gifts From Indian Tribes-Reduce the Tariff-On His Way South Now Edmonton, Aug. the .time this reaches the dinner table. Sir Laurier will have left Edmon- ton and will be on his way to Cal- gary via Wetaskiwin, Lacombe and Red Deer. His march through the "Gateway to the as Ed- monton was pleased to describe her- self upon the many street; arches, was to the Northland." Almost every citizen wore a pretty pink badge whose superscription was "A Wel- come to Laurier." He was not- al- lowed to cogitate idly amid 'this scene of splendor. From the moment That he was elated was shown by his later declaration. "I was an optimistic statesman .before I reached Edmonton. Since I have arrived in Edmonton I have become an enthusi- jastic statesman." And he was able to say this in the seventy-fifth speech he has made oh his present tour, so govern- many (Fair Grounds." So say the auto cars as they sweep down Round itreet, and -pursue their circuitous towards the Exhibition .founds. Nor are they by any means devoid of passengers. Many are taking ad- of this opportunity of irans- Round street, especiall and Dr. -Saunders particularly men- tioned the fact that the trees on the the committee individuallv. coun, after a protracted drought of Then there is the injunction by Jos, the kind tne west "has experienced Fortier to prevent the city going on tnis leaves of tne trees would wit-fr the investigation. Till this isrbe turainS yellow and the trees theni- decided investigation will go no selves would toe showing signs of se- further. j vere distress, which is not the case A Arrant for the arrest' pf A" Lemieux for highway robbery, Pr' Sa'anaers s-DeaKia- of the sworn by Mr. Ludger Larose of his department that the f.: night, and this morning Mr. Lemieur' auties of the officers at the central sta- surrendered to the police and ;beins -broadened so that they bailed out on his personal bond of i "De to fc'uan in ortation. the scene of great, pandemonium. 1th its foajfrble of voices. The gaudy colors of the Inuian mix well with the paler shade "of tne citi zens and present a picture worthy of note. Difficulty is already being exper- ienced in accommodating the great 'crowds of people flocking into the city by every means. Hotel accommo- dation has long since been monop- olized. The sightseers are here from Edmonton, Calgary. Moose Jaw, Bran- don, Winnipeg, Medicine Hat. Great Falls, St Paul, Saskatoon, and innum- erable other points of little less im- portance, and are here to witness one of the best exhibitions ever held in Lethbridge. ftian il iw a liked to nave his jfyiripathy; x then grew to like as a dear friend, the r no j." I from oth d of Aprilj fl" J.T. -j vvay out oi the ci ij s jamiesoil] -On or J my friet, r-s jamiesoil] was not in Niqnolsoil was up_ room) -nrhile I was lying sofa doAvnstairs almost asleep. Bather came in and made some ques- tionable approaches towards me. I screamed, whereupon Nicholson ap- peared upon the scene, and gleaned SEVERAL aiCRANBROOK________________ ______ i and! two others Of each.; past in tSe1 of the various i The charge is that in April last with i Hitherto, he has visited Cranbrook Aug. fire bri- I three associates he had held up Mr, gestations himself once a year, Ludger Larose, the secretary of thft in future the heads of the. various Emancipation Lodge, and got hold of branches will visit the stations once his money and his papers. Mr. La-. a year or oftener as occasion requires, rose claims that Mr. Lemieus and to discuss personally with the super- his comrades took from him eighty intendents their respective subjects, dollars in cash, a cheque for three The men whose duyties have so j., that there must have been exceeding- U ly great provocation there." Edmon- ton had spread itself in its warmth of greeting and its lavish show of decorations. Even the phlegmatic E. M. MacDonald, of Pictou, was moved to enthusiasm and joyfully remark- ed, "it's the prettiest sight we have seen this side of Winnipeg." Also-of last night's meeting when five thous- and people crammed themselves into the Thistle rink to hear him, the pre- mier himself 'fit's the largest audience I have addressed this side of Winnipeg." The city saw. sonr-e result from the outlay of decor- ations. Jasper avenue was enlivened out of recognition. Streamers waved across it. The route of Sir Wilfrid was lined by stacks of oats and wheat standing like soldiers, and con- stantly he passed under impromptu .and picturesque arches. One at the comer of First "street- and Jasper avenue under which Sir Wilfrid pass- ed on his way to the King Edward Hotel, was exceedingly noticeable. Supported on towers of oats and wheat were the legends, "The, Gran- ary of the "The Gateway lie. emerged from the special ment car at the C.N.R. station Mon- day evening to the time he raised his bat to a large throng at the Strath- cona C.P.R. station early this morn- ing, "he was kept" busy -'making speech- es, and answering .delegations. Wore His Sunny Smile Always he wore his sunny smile and afier delivering himself of a volume of words during tour one expected his silvery voice -to be somewhat .affected, but" the disap- pleasant. He might" started his tour for all the betrayal his tongue made.' The he arrived in- he" had established a .new record by, livering eight speeches, yet he seemed not a when Lieut.-Goyerjaor Bulyea shook hands upon his immedi- ate arrival. Farmers 'Make Requests .Straightaway ,he was -whirled into the center of a monster procession round the town by a very circuitous route to the -King Edward Hotel. Mr. C. F. Pardee, a brother of the--MiP." for West .Lambton, then took charge of him, and remained his guest until the departure hour. Of the serious matters of his stay "there were about half a dozen delegations. Yesterday, the most important one was that of the United Farmers1 As- sociation who asked that the govern- ment acquire and control .terminal elevators, that assistance ber given by thei government in the advancement of a chilled meat industry, that if the Hudson's Bay Ry. is built that it be owned and operated by the gov- ernment, that legislation be -passed gade are having their work cut out at present, having had three cases in as many days. On Sunday a shack owned by W. R. Beatty near the de- pot was destroyed, but the loss was ?iight. A more serious Hre oecurieu yesterday afternoon when the ware- house of the Cranbroob Trading Co., containing a number of carloads of hay, -was burned to the ground. Much credit is due the brigade for the .manner in which this fire was hand- led, as at time it looked j! the neighboring shacks would go hundred dollars, a couple of books and a ietter signed by A. P. Beachemin, which was communicated to the press since the robbery was made during the first sitting of the Emancipation. Lodge investigation. broadened are: Dr. Charles E. .Saun- ders, cerealist: J. H. Grisdale, agri- culturalist; F. T. Shutt and W. T. Ma- coun. horticulturists; H. "T. Gussow, botanist, and Wm, Hewitt, entymo- MENTIONED FOR BRAVERY IN MONTREAL DISASTER Montreal, Aug. Tremblay's report on the Herald fire was pre- sented to the Board of Control this morning. The report gives a descrip- tion of the disaster and includes a list of those worthy of special men- tion for bravery displayed during the work or rescuing those who were im- prisoned in the 'building by the fall of the water tank on the roof. A list of 45 are mentioned for bravery In- cluding the Rev. Father Analope Martin, chaplain of the fire brigade; Rev. Father Elliott, of St. Patrick's church; Rev. Canon Renaud. St. Thomas church; District Chief A. Mann: District Chief Oscar Marin. j KILLED WOMAN t IN FIT OF RAGE from me the cause of my screaming. (The loss estimated at from" Dispute With Accused to but is partly coveted by May Wallace further went on to j scrance. The third case was this! state of a certain dispute that had( at 7.30, when a barn in occurred on a Sundav between Fred; vicinity caught, but it w- ,'1 no 6 FAIR IS DRAWING A BIG CROWD The dispute serious at all. Three fire" was over in the same vicnv _au GcCur- .Butler and the accused, according to the story, Nicholson's attentions towards Miss some comment are causing Wallace, his buying fOr her of birth- R. E. Be- day presents, and his freedom, around j pay Limited. jcft on the house, all ot which were much i flyer Calgary and against the will of both Mr. and Jars. Butler. Many words and "threats were interchanged and the quarrel tnded up by Fred Butler ordering the accused out of the house when month was up. Miss Wallace, then went Oil in considerate detail 'after- noon on -which her mothered taken 'liome from office, in Albertan He other on a business trip. 'brcler that Mr. Nrcholoon might talk with her. in her .Ttfether's presence, he having _ sent, a'-'ikke to mother, asking to come to ilfe house. Mother "s'aiffi to Mr. Nicholson that fcfternoxfc, "What do you want with accused answered, "You ought to know. I come like a man to ask your consent for your daugh- ter's hand in marriage." Refuses Consent to Marriage London, Aug. Standard says it is merely his optimism which com- pels Laurier to estimate that a com- plete addition of the protective duties could be accomplished in two generations, from reading full reports of the Premier's speech, and the Standard sees not one trace iof evi- dence that Canada will abandon its policy of protection and preference. ing records. It is estimated Ifiat over two thousand people w'ere on the grounds this morning, which is some- -twiustiai -for uiprning; of any day. T3fey are farmers and their families who "have come in to watch We "stock judging and see the 'before the big crowds arrive. Tfe will parade at