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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume III. ALL TORONTO TOOfPOISON ALMOST Lethbridge, Alia., Tuesday August, 16.1910 MAY HAVE TO WALK i Probability of a Strike on the Street Railway Toronto, Aug. president of the Toronto Railway Company it is announced has presented an ultima- tum to employees. He offers them, or at least he .authorizes Judge Bar- ren, chairman of the conciliation board -to inform them that he is will- ing to grant an increase in wages of one cent an hour. The conciliation board has not yet made its award. The award, in any event, would not be binding on either side, and judging by length of board's sitting and an- xiety displayed by its members there is grave doubt as to whether it will Number 208. IN VIEW OF CONSTABLE Man Was Arrested For Attempting to Kill Wife -Ends His Life ROADMASTER OLSEN TRANSFERRED Roadmaster A. Olsen, on the divi sion between Lethbridge and Medicin. Winnipeg, Aug. 15.-P. H. K.ight, the main lme' taking the division between 3 even be unanimous. The matter seems to have resolved itself into a position where William" MacKenzie and employ ees of the company must decide whe- ther they will fight while Toronton- ians walk. The outlook is not en- couraging, though there may be a sil- ver lining hiding around the horizon. One cent per hour may not look very big to men though it may appear as large as a moon to MacKenzie. The question is, will they fight'-over it? Looks Like Strike Toronto, Aug. 16.-There is no hope that the terms offered by Mackenzie will be accepted by the street rail- way. The men ask for an increase of five cents an hour on their present rating. Mr. Mackenzie has offered one cent an hour all round, and has declined to go any further. Manager H- J. Fleming is opposed to any further negotiations, and it is said a strike will be called as soon as the international officers can be informed of the decision of the men. The street railway plans to bring men from Montreal and other points to make an effort to give the regular service. a farmer of Redwood, Man., was this morning engaged in beating his wife to death, when the hired man inter- upt-ed him Knight immediately rao o the barn, setting it on fire. He hen hid- The hired man and Mrs. knight, despite her terrible injuries, ucceeded in getting the stock out, nd then a warrant having been se- ured, Constable Clay don arrested night.- The latter claimed to have runk carbolic acid, but seemingly id not suffer -much. He was brought o Winnipeg this afternoon and a hun- red yards from the depot, prisoner esired to enter a drug store to tele? hone to a lawyer. Entering, one of- ficer remained at the door and Con- stable Claydon going to the phone, made arrangements for ai meet- with the lawyer. Meanwhile Knight asked for strychnine to poison gophers. The clerk knowing Knight, but not knowing he was in custody, as the constable was in plain; gave him -the poison, making, 'him sign the poison book in front of unsuspect- ing constables. A block from the drug store Knight wanted to go to a lavatory and was taken into the Oc- cidental Hotel, where he, unnoticed, took the poison, shortly, after falling into a fit. He was rushed to the gen- eral dying about three hours later. Medi OTTER TO BE INSPECTOR GENERAL Ottawa, Aug. announce- ment that General MacKenzie, who is .being sent out to Canada by the War Office is to become Chief of tne general staff confirms the impres- sion that the position of inspector general now held by sir Percy Lake will go to General Otter. Official confirmation of General MacKenzie's appointment has not yet been receiv- ed at the department of Militia 'but his name was among those submit- ted to the Canadian authorities and ap-proved .by them. BIG STRIKE IN GERMAN SHIP YARDS cine Hat and Swift Current. M. Barry, section foreman at Grassy Lake, has been promoted to the position on this division -to take the place of Mr. Olsen. Both changes took effect this morning. THEMANWAS CERTAINLY CRAZY Toronto, Aug. man answering the description of -Moir, the escaped murderer from Hamilton asylum went into Gardiner's refreshment 'booa at Riverdale park yesterday and ordered ace Then Tie -wanted. two dishes and finally wanted four dish- es put together and eventually de- clined to pay for them. Suddenly placing his hand in his pocket the stranger said as he put out his empr ty hand, "Here is a twenty dollar bill, give me the change or I'll have you and he went out upon the track and was not again seen. During JMoir's incarceration he took a number of violent fits. Prisoner has never been regarded as crazy by people who know. U.S. SOLDIERS GO THROUGH CANADA To Fight Forest Fires In Washington State Portland, Ore., Aug. States invaded Canada, but their expedition was against a common foe, forest, fires. Soldiers despatched from the American Lake manoeuve-rs to Republic, Washington, ollowed the round about railroad pass- ing through Canada. Their destin- ation was the Colvilie reserve where a line of fire fighters, fifteen mile ong is being maintained. The sol diers are expected to be on the field n the -Colville reserve today. THe ire situation has been improved ma erially the light rain which fell n some sections. TO CONSIDER COMMISSION FORM OF GOVERNMENT MAYOR GAYNOR New York, Aug. following bulletin on Mayor Gaynor's condi tion signed by all the attending physicians, was Issued at 10.30 p.m. There has -been no change In the mayor's condition today. He is tak ng nourishment well, has been com rtable and has rested from time o time." A DEATH AFFECTS FAIR (Special to the Herald.) Claresholm, Aug. twelve year old -and only son of Mrs. W. R. Stewart, of the Stewart ranch died suddenly today of heart failure. 35 horses brought in today from the ranch for Clareshohn {Fair will, owing to the sad accident, not com- pete. VOTE SMALL BUT BYLAWS PASSED FOUND DEAD IN ALLEY WAY Berlin, Aug. a result of the I fight between the German shipbuild- ers and there employees all the ship- yards of, Germany except the govern- ment works are now idle so far as new construction is concerned. Nav- al construction assigned by tie gov- ernment to private yards is at a standstill and shipowners are in man- MAY SPEND MILLIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF ROADS Denver, Col., Aug. bond issue by the state of Colorado of 000, -the proceeds to be devoted construction of good roads throughout the state, especially in the mountain regions, was Indorsed by the Denver Real Estate exchange today follow- ing an address by I. N. Stevens, pro- prietor of the Pueblo Chieftain, who pointed out the material benefits de- rived in Switzerland, by such a pro- ceeding. Mr. Stevens was authorized by the exchange to draw up a constitutional amendment covering his plan, and a movement will be started to interest all commercial bodies in -the state in the project. cases sending their" ships to land for the necessary repftixs. Thi men demand an increase all round and a fifty-five hour week. The ship- builders maintain that these demands are a cloak to political purposes and cannot be granted. The total num- ber of strikers is now about Sympathetic strikes of the men em- ployed in the allied trades are now being organized. At Hamburg metal workers have gone on strike. HARVESTER DEAD COLLISION 1 A BAD SPOT Fernie to Extend Sewers and Put In Fire Alarm System (Special to the Fernie, B. C., Aug. elec- tion held here today for the ratifica- of a by-law to borroi for sewer extensions, and for for the purpose of installing a fire alarm system drew a very small vote, b-ut resulted in the endorsement of both propositions by more thai., the necessary three-fifths vote. The ex- tension of the sewer will be proceed- ed with as rapidly as possibly, i-nd the installing of an up to date fire alarm system will be accomplished as rapidly as time will permit. This addition to the fire department equip- ment will make it one of the best in the province. MAGISTRATE HAS BEEN NAMED There were three applications be- fore the council last ..night for the position of police magistrate for the city of Lethbridge. John R. Palmer wrote from Pincher CreeJi, William Laurie from Cardston, and the firm of Ives and Ball, of Lethbridge, wrote submitting the name of W. S. all, subject to the approval of the attorney-general, There was some discussion resulting in it being unani- mously decided to recommend the name of Mr. Ball to the attorney- general's department for the posi- ;ion. is IMPROVING City Council Will Hold Special Session and Go Into the Matter At the city council last night Aid. Sage asked if any report had yet been received from the city solic.itor i regard to a commission plan of gov ernment. He was told that no port had been received. Aid. Hatch thought that any of th aldermen or others who had ideas should submit them as plans to the council and the council would go over. ;hem. Aid. Sage said he had spent his -acation studying up the city char- ers of Des Moines, Iowa, Grand Junction, Colorado, and Berkely, Cal forma, copies of which had been'lent im by J. L- Manwaring, and he had ome to the conclusion that with he exception of the amount of sal- ary authorized, the Iowa state law, roviding for the government by com- mission of cities of the second-class, would come nearest to what Li bridge requires. Aid. Hatch_ remarked that com- mission government was yet in its experimental stage. Aid. Sage "Very much so in Cal- gary." In the end, a special meeting of the council was called for Thursday night to go over the Des Moines and "other charters, and see if a working basis of some kind cannot be arrived at. DID NOT LIKE LAWYER'S QUERIES Judge Jean Alfred Gagne, of the Su- ireme Court of the Province of Que- ec, died, aged 68. Sydney, NS., Aug. os- tensibly a detective from Quincy Mass in this section of country to fol- low Restillie, the Quincy double mur derer was round with his throat cut nearly from ear to ear in an alleyway here this morning. He had been dead for some hours. At midnight he had been engaged in conversation with Chief McBachren. His talk that time was or an article taken from a Quincy paper. Griffin has been in this vicinity for two weeks. He has been Me in communication with the local police. He had told many people with whom he had been in conversation that he was a detective engaged upon the Restillie case. When found the man lay on his face the middle of I and through blinding smoke" and an- the alleyway.- He was discovered by workmen who had to pass through the LOGGERS HAD TO MAKE DASH To Escape From Pursuing Flames on British Col- umbia Island Vancouver, Aug. hundred loggers employed in the camp of Hast ings Mills on Wales Island, one hun- dred miles up the coast, last Satur- day, had to board a logging train FIRST RAIN AIKENORA llNCE MARCH Kenora, Ont, Aug. firs heavy rain since March visited thi_ district last night when the precip Station amounted to -considerable over two inches. It was accompanied bj a violent electrical disturbance which put the power plant out 'of business for some time and plunged the town in darkness. The rain has quenched the numerous fires which have been running unchecked in standing lum- alleyway. Quincy, Mass., Aug. found dead this was the 'text a message received to- day by Chief of Police Burrell of Quincy, from Chief McEach-' ren of Sydney, N. S. Griffin, who is believed to belong to Lynn, conducted on his own account a search for Res- telli, the Italian stoneworker, who silled two persons and wounded three others in this city nearly three weeks ago. b-er in many localities. A boat brought in word this morning that the precipitation was general twent- seek refuge on the beach five miles south and if it c'ov- at Granite Bay five miles away. A bush fire, fanned by a west wind, travelled five males in less than an hour and a half, destroying valuable standing timber. It cleared a path- way a mile wide. The loggers aban- doned their camp after loading their supplies and donkey engine on flat cars. The run to the beach was made down grade at a record speed. They had a close call. METHODISTS TO HAVE GENERAL Ogilvie, Man., Aug. body of an unknown man supposed to be a was Ifound alongside the railway track near here this morn- ing. It is presumed that he fell from the west bound C. X. Express which passed through here shortly after STRATHCONA ON midnight The remain were discover- ed 'by train men on a south bound freight. Niagara Falls, N.Y., Aug. a head-on collision between two trol- ley cars on the Gorge Route this ev- ening nine'passengers were seriously. The collision occurred at the point" in the Gorge road where the river breaks into swift rapids and whirlpool. The ledge upon which the track rests is narrow and there is a sheer drop of twenty fee.t into the waters. Both cars were shattered by j the terrific force of the collision, but neither left the rails. The accident was due to the failure to work the brake. SUPERINTENDENT IN THE WEST ered a wide area its benefit 'to the lumber interests is incalculable. ON A TRIP TO GREAT BRITAIN Ottawa, Aug. MacKenzie King, minister of labor, leaves this evening on a trip to Great Britain and the continent. He will -be absent several weeks. Mrs Butler In Witness Stand-Nicholson Re- manded for Trial The accused, Nicholson, was yes- terday afternoon remanded for trial by Justice the Peace D. H. El- ton on the charge of fraudulently ab- ducting seventeen-year-old May Wal- lace from the custody Of her mother, Mrs. Sarah" Butler.- Bail was allowed' in. two sureties of each, and'ac- cused in his own recognizance of Nothing new in the case came out and the only evidence forthcoming was that produced in the cross-exam- ination of Mrs. Sarah Butler, the girl's mother, by L. M. ;ounsei for Nicholson. Mrs. Butler objected, to answering the numerous questions put to.. her on the ground that they had.nothing to do with her, and. she" had several riffs with Mr. Johnstone oa core. The latter, however, .gleaned bat she had separated from; her first husband in Winnipeg seven or eight ago and that he died in Cal- ;ary in 1908. He left her no estate, at least, she had never received it if e did, but she retained the furniture- contained in the -ten-roomed. house hey rented ih Winnipeg. She sold ome of it there and brought some f it to Lethbridge. Witness became ery indignant at what she appeared o consider the impertinence of Mr. Johnstone in asking her the state of her finances, -how much she had in the bank, how much she'had taken out and so forth. "I won't answer, more than once declared. "If you want to indulge in. luxury of 'sending men to jail, will have to answer a few replied Mr. Johnston, then appealed to her lawyer, advised her to be patient and not get excited. The court also instruct- ed her she was compelled to answer (Continued on page she the you q_ues- She who HARVESTING AT MOOSE JAW Moose Jaw. favorable weather harvesting will be general in Moose Jaw district this week. A good deal of local grain was last week and fanners everywhere were planning on starting binders yesterday morning. Rain, however, prevented. Heavy fell again during last night and the weather is threatening today. As soon as it is clear once more, however, harvest- ng will be on in full force. Farmers claim the wheat crop will be a good average one. Idea Endorsed By General Conference Slight Tempest Raised Over State. ment In Address of Rev. Dr. Carman References to, Dr. Workman and a Toronto Church Not Acceptable General Superintendent For West of the address. That was a matter -Victoria, Aug. Conference, the 15. The General supreme legislative body of the Methodist Church of Can- Coroner Rose, of Gladstone, is investigating the case. King Winnipeg, Aug. Newall, who has been a salesman in several prominent houses here, walked Dingwall's new jewelry store, while the clerk was busv into and two lady customers, believing himself un- observed, opened the silent salesman and took two hundred dollars worth of necklaces and pendants therefrom, closed it, and walked leisurely out. He was, however, followed, brought back and searched, revealing not only the jewelry but a quantity of miscel- laneous goods evidently fiched in er stores. He was handexl over The police. To Arrange for Memorial to Edward in England London. August Grena- dier band which is to play at the Toronto Exhibition sails by Royal George on Thursday. Lord Strathcona has been appoint- ed on the committee in connection with the memorial to King Edward which is to be established in Lon- don. Canadian agriculturalists witnessed the six days" experiments in connec- tion with the agricultural motor trac- i tion in Herfprdshire. These (tests have attracted world wide attention in fanning circles. The postponed festival of empire is being enlarged along novel lines. It be an empire in miniature, with replicas of overseas houses of par- liament. There will also be a mo- de] of the all-red route with ingen- ious scenic efects. Baron Desbor- the weii Kfnown sporting en- to j thusiast and traveller is arranging an imperial sports meeting. ada, assembled this morning in the Metropolitan church in this city. Rev. Dr. Carman, general superin- tendent, presided and the vote on the COMMITTEE I election of a secretary, disclosed The fact that of 320 delegates entitled to The general superintendent's ad- dress took about two hours in de- livery. ParTS of it were quite strong ly applauded, but it was plain from the reporters' gallery that the con- ference was divided in its estimation of these points. At the conclusion of the address vote 227' were in attendance at the i opening session. In the course of i the morning session the report on jew and grander impulses might j Dr. Carman offered a fervent praver OI j i stir the church. .J. A. M. Aikens, K.C., Winnipeg, was first on the floor with a motion that these parts of the address which referred to matters dealt; with by the to them for and their farpjlies has been such "that !aclion- and llm a new committee be of doubt, as some statements in the address which referred by implication to Dr. Workman and the Metropoli- tan church, Toronto, were not true to facts. Cries Oi" "no, no" were heard. The point of order did not prevail and the motion carried. The statements referred to will be exam- ined ih committee. Rev. T. Albert Moore, D.D., who has proved a most THIRTY TWO LIVES WERE LOST Gibraltar, Aug. Spanish steamer Marloe foundered this morn- ing off Tariff on the African coast at the entrance to the Straits of Gibraltar after a collision with the German steamer Elsa. Thirty-nice were drowned, of whom thirty-two j were passengers. The survivors were landed here. A dense fog prevailed at the time of the collision. VANCOUVER HAS 'HAD A LONG DRY SPELL Vancouver, B. C., Aug. ouver ,has been experiencing a dry' spell, the like of which has not been j known for thirty years and thirty years ago there was no Vancouver. Rain on Sunday was the first that' fell for 53 days which must have been a terrible strain on the clouds that are supposed to surround Van- couver. Only a fifth of an inch fell Sunday and the weather is again fine and warm. The district has "not su- fered from lack of rain as there were several spring showers in May that made things pretty wet FOUR KILLED IN MISSOURI WRECK St. Louis. Mo., Aug. Iron -Mountain fast mai] train which left St. 'Loin's ai 2.IIO this morning was wrecked near Piedmont, .Mo. Three men were killed. Nevada, Mo., Aug. unknown was killed and thirty-five pas- CANADIAN MISSIONARIES SAFE Toronto. Aug. has come from Japan regarding the safe- ty of all Canadian missionaries work- ing in the neighborhood of the dis- trict visited by floods. billeting of the visitors indicated that the local committee had its hands full in finding accommodations for all who had applied for it. The pressure up- on the hotels and homes of church members willing to receive delegates i committee be efficient secretary for four years, was j Angers were injured when the tender re-elected ihis morning for another Term, on ihe first ballots were cast. Rev. Mr. Kerby, of Cal- gary, had the next -largest ballot. The secretary's appointed as assistants follows were Rev. some arrangements other than those first contemplated have had to be made. It is the lure of the west which is responsible for the large at- tendance, and delegates and their families are loud in their praise of delight of journey through the coun- try west of Lake Superior, and pecially of the trip Through es- the mountains. Increase in Membership appointed to take into consideration The whole matter of general superin- and That we should have two superintendents, one of whom B. Hills, of Nova Scotia conference r, Rev. G. W. Kerby, Alberta Aid. j'. H. Carson, Montreal, and Dr. W. E. Willmott, of Toronto. The fraternal of .Missouri Pacific passenger train L'OO jumped the track, eleven mil- es north of hen1 early this moraine. LORD BRASSEY IN OTTAWA Ottawa. Aug. Brassey, of the yacht "Sunbeam" arrived in Ot- tawa this morning and was entertain- ed by Hon. Sydney Fisher to lunch- eon. Lord Brassey was shown over the experimental farm. He will re- turn to Montreal tonight. should reside in The west where the i (lelcSates were accorded seats on the work is one of such strategic import- An visitors are ex- ance. Hon. Thos. Crawford, of Tor- onto seconded this and it was unani- mously carried. Commotion Prof. Frank Allen then nroved eluded from conference. Dr. said they would be just as welcome" in the gallery. Both the dailies of Victoria, The "Colonist" and "Times" have published special edi- SVVEPT BY HAIL Regina. Sask., Aug. five o'clock last evening an electric storm accompanied by a hail shower of con- siderable proportions swept Davidson district. The area covered is quite large, the full extent of which and the amount of damage, is not definite- ly known, but the latter cannot fall to be heavy. The quadrennial report shows that vote of thanks TO Dr. Carman for his ihe Total membership of the church i address, seconded by Rev. Dr. Speer. is an increase in the quad-; A point of order was here raised ajTions, paying very complimentary tri- reiuiium of Nova Scotia is The only conference to report a de- crease. amidst considerable commotion by Rev. Jas. Allen, M.A., whether this was not equivalent to an endorsation butcs to Methodists and giving the general conference welcome. Premier McBride has also expressed his satisfaction by a letter to the ediTor of the Bulletin, a special con- ference newspaper published dailv. LAST CLUE THEY Cleveland-, Ohio, Aug. es seeking a clue to the mystery sur- rounding the death of Wm. the millionaire attorney, who was murdered in the street some days ago, adsitted that if the clue they now are following faJlls. they will be at the end of their resources. GRAFTERS WORK ON THE INDIANS Sulphur, Okla., Aug. of an alleged scheme by which land grab bers organized systematically to en- rich themselves at The expense of the minor Indians were related at Congressional investigation into dian Lands affairs Today, in one stance it was asserted, the cost disposing of the property of an yoar-old Indian was more to in the property brought. A condition, which permitted this similar deals was declared tc uc a "disgrace to Oklahoma." The In- in- of ;