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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald Volimm IV. Moiulay, August ,1-Hli, 10.11 GEORGE SOUTHWICK SHOT YOUNGjmjtOSA REID Well Known Local Character Nearly a Murderer Supposed to be Insane Was Devoted to Girl-Case in Police Court By tho moroat accident Rose Reid, MOTHER domestic woi-kinf; at the boarding houso belonging to Charles Tcole on Gait street, in the south west portion of the city, was saved from instant at the hands George South- vide last evening about 9.30 o'clock. 'Whether It was a cnsc of deliberate tiMeiijpi, to murder the young girl, or ftvliether the olt: man uttcuipted to her whjle ho waa suffering ti mental aberrapon, bus not yet been decided, but the fact remains that the youns filrl very nearly met her death r.t his hands, and HB.a result enutiiwick is lodged-In. the cells at Mcuuted Police barracks with the charsa of attempted murder hanging over him. LftHt night about 0.30 the. old man, fr'cuthwlck. an old timer in Leth'brHlse T.vnt down f.o the house Rose Kaici was working, and from what en n fce iearns-l It is thought that he had 11; Intention of taking the life the girl as he was carrying a largo c: ?A3htoned bull dos re- vel .-or. She was siKing on the steps of rbc house talking to Dumpily, (i who bearded at Tople's. ijk front of the honsa the old called to the girl saying, "You're 11-' afraid of m0 are you, littlo she said, and with those v arils went out to the sidewalk fo in'jot him. Without further words lie J'.cd the old revolver and shot at 1-nr. Luckily his aim was unsteady c-fl the shot missed its mark. The ij l .'however, -was very much alarm- .and thinking she was hit, fell to f'.e ground. South wick then waved weapon 'above his own head, and. he had killed the made C5 if to shoot himself.-' Before he recover himself to carry one Iiis purpose, the' child, for she. ap- to be little more Mian a child, recovered from her fright find raised on her elbow, calling on him not to her. But the crazed man, with his mind set on his one purpose. OF MILLIONAIRE INTENDED VIC- TIM OF BLACKMAIL GANG Chicago, Aug. A. M. BUI- mother of C. K. (I. Hillings, the millionaire gas magnate and horse- man, was the intended victim of a blackmailing scheme, or possibly of hoax, inspired by tho Mnrcno kidnap- ing case, which was frustrated today by the arrest of John Mills, a negro. Lust night Mrs. Billings received a letter, which sho turned ever to her private detectives, instructing her on pain of death to give to a man who would call today anil nek 'her for work. When Mills appeared and asked for employment, he was arrested. He