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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume IV. ANa.. Friday, August Number 209 TWO KILLED IN BAD AUTO SMASH Montreal Couple Pinned Beneath Car When It Turned Over Montreal, Aug. person were killed and two others badly ii Jurett nt miles fro: lust night when an ant mobile carrying'four passengers skk (led off tho wooden bridge and plun, ed into the waters of the river Jcsi The dead are Joseph German, an os mayor of. tho municipality of Outre mont, and a woman whoso name coul not be ascertained last night. Th two persons injured were Joseph E, Kan, of Montreal, and a woman nani It was als.o impossible to learn. Th accident occurred at J L30 o'clock when after a run through the counlr ihe automobile was bofng driven bac! over the bridge from Kosemere ti Ktroo. Ths car was proceeding at fair rate of speed when just past tin skidded suddenly and plung ed over the side into the river below At the point where the accident oc curred the bridge is only about eigh feet over the river and the water Is only a .foot deep. In leaving the brldg' ik-d car turned a somersault, and (he occupants of the front seat, the (.we pennons killed, had no chance or time to jump clear. They were pinnei rtown In the car by the weight of the machine. PREMIER SIFTON WILL .PUBLISH CORRESPONDENCE Edmonton, Aug. Slf- ton has announced that he will make public the correspondence addressed by the Alberta government to Sir Wil- frid Laurler with respect to provin- cial control pf natural resources. A long Jctlcr'Viv'ing a .full exposition of The subject was sent to Ottawa about four months ago, ami this will be giv- en out. for-.publication. The memor- andum from Sir Wilfrid Laurier deal- ing with the augmentation of provin- cial autonomy be made public when it IB received in the course ol t few days.. WILY REPORTER GAINS ENTRANCE TO VATICAN Rome, Italy, Aug. the sisters of the Pope have been much annoyed by JiewflnRpqr men and photographers, have lately refused to see them or gire them any information. Yester- day a reporter disguised as a. gas In frpector went into the palace and frpected the meters. After he wa. through, he asked as to the health c the pontiff. The Pope's sisters, think Ing him to. be a devout and humble MAY HAVE CONSUMPTIVE SANITARIUM HERE Kdmonton, Aug. biiHlnoBB of the Alberta Medi- cal convention wus brought to a close .ycHterday morning. The main discussion turned upon the problem of tnbor- eiiloRls, and the subject of a lanitarimn for consumptive pa- Uents In thifi province was given some attention. A com- mlttoc was appointed to look into the matter, which was heartily endorsed by the con- vention. A A MERRY FIGHT IN MACLEOD RIDING Pincher Creolt, Aug. STRIKE NOW A CIVIL WAR BUSINESS MADE STAGNANT Labor Troubles Assume Grave Proportions Unparalleled in Britain's History Whole Army on the Move Efforts to Conciliate Fail Rioting Continues London, AUR. strenuous, ilmost desperate, efforts (ho Liberal has made to prevent thc real conflict between capital and abor that England has ever wit- icssed, are trembling in the balance tonight. Keprcsenlatives ot the four comprising the amalga- mated society of railroad servants, issued a strike order culling out a membership of! that organiza- tion. Thc men were asked io strike immediately. Though the membership iiiatlon of .John Hernm-at the Con- j of tlllc miions is Icss tnan one-sixth of the entire force of railway work- nsn, it; includes tho highest skilled laborers employed by tlic companies, and if they all kept in line they will be able to cripple the traffic of thu entire united kingdom. At midnight no one had any defin- ite iHforinati9ii on how far the men aervatlve convention at Maclcod on Wednesday appeared to create no among the followers of that party here. In so extended a field as he Macleod constituency it saya a lot or tills old town that In the ranks of both parties their strongest men il from Plnclier Creek. Or. Warnock, the Liberal nominee, 'been away from borne a good deal t ihe. time since- tho convention at Uacleod. know the doctor ire conversant with the fact that he s a fighter from the word go wh-en he political battle is on. And it is nconrnglng to the true friends of re. iprooity that in whichever direction e travels. Dr. Warnock ts received .'Hh enthusiasm, backed by assur- uces which spell success on Sepiem- i er 21st. -Mr. Ilerron addressed a meeting at Ridge on Saturday, last mid nothcr nt Fifihburn on Monday. Since i nomination Pincher Creek has not >een favored with his presence., ttoman Catholic eandfdlr. answered his querj ROOSTER" ANGERS TOWN Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. Mi-rgonigal, the eight-year-old son of Charles Megonlgal, of .Landsdowne, a subiH-b, has developed an obession for crowing like a rooster and cack- ling like a hen. All the birds answer him, causing finch a din in the neighborhood that all of the residents are up In arms, de- claring his crowing and cackling are becoming a nuisance. Maurice say; he cannot help he was horn with a proclivity .to crow, and he expects to keep ou crowing until he dies. GOT JOB ON THE FLIP OF A COIN St. Clairaville, Ohio, Aug. 31. Brown.has.secured for the t-hird time a job on the flip of a coin. The Belmont Comity Election Bonrd is half Republican and half Democrat- ic, and they decided which party shall lio given the clerkship by tossing a coin. The Democrats have won three times in s' INSANE I7oman Strangled Two Children and Then Suicided Lion's Head, Ont., Aug. body oE Mrs. Thus. Pettigrew was found hanging dead in the kitchen of her bouse here -by neighbors this morulng and in bed upstairs were the "f railway employees refused to were responding to the strike order. Telegrams pouring in (hat a thousand men struck here, and five hundred at another place, but tlie messages were 'based largely on guess work. As far as London is concern- ed, He strike has not visibly effected traffic as yut. All trains are moving as usual. Late tonight the executive committee of strikes issued a state- ment, saying: "Results from 'the provinces point to an Early Decisive Victory The lenders, however, could not give details supporting this assertion. Thc government has been successful in its attctmp. to stave'-inK the strike which lias been sei to begin at S o'clock this morning and tonight Lloyd George, the Chancellor of tho Kx- eheqiicr, stepped into the breach in the House of Lords, after the 'day's conference with the hoard of trade had resulted in failure, in n endeavor to further delay the walk-out of the men and bring about an agreement of controversy. The Chancellor reported that today's negotiations and Prem- ier Asquith's offer la form a Royal Commission to affect a. settlement of. thc strike has resulted in a misun- derstanding of the men which might yet he put straight. The spokesmen SETTLEMENT OF STIKE IS REACHED (Stop Presi Despatch) London, Aug. of the striking tnnsportatlon attended a conference In the home of- fice at 5.30 this afternoon. At the conclusion It was announced that an agreement had been reached. The :erms will be made public this even- ng. be a strike, but something perilously like a civil war." 'The Daily Gra- phic says "We have had a sudden revelation of unsuspected danger to the very existence of thc nation. Our criminal courts'ought to be empow- ered to deal 'with: such a conspiracy. The nation must defend itself agaiiist its enemies, whether Ihey be bred un- der a foreign, banner or in our midst." Affecting Coal Fields London. Aug. 17, The railway strike is seriously affecting the coal fields in Lancashire and where about hands Troops were obstructed by rowdies and compelled to use their .batons, and last night a gang of roughs at- tempted unsuccessfully to tear up the tracks of the Midland Railway. The Lord Mayor threatens to requisition more troops if there is repeti- tion of this disorder. Business Stagnant Manchester, Aug. is be- ing carried on here with the utmost difficulty and the prices of food are constantly rising. The strikes in oth- er towns have served to further re- duce the train service to Manchester and as a result business is at the point of stagnation. Many firms are closing down, thereby throwing many persons r out of employment. Strike Extends to Ireland Dublin, Aug. a meeting to- lighl, attended by the employees of the four Irish railways, it was de- cided to call a strike at six o'clock Friday morning. Strike Leaders Scored FORMER SHAH IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN KILLED Teheran, AIIR. IB re- ported here that Mohammed All Mirxa, the former; Shah, who recently returned from exile In Russia, and started an uprising to regain Ills ,throne, lias been assassinated. Tho last previous news concerning Mo- hammed All Mlrza, received on Tuesday, said he was in full flight after a. crushing defeat of his forces by the govern- ment troop-s north of Firuskuh. London, Aug. reason ad- by the newspapers that a gcn- sra! strike of the railway men may be averted is that the country is thoroughly aroused by the strike ASK DAMAGES FROM AIR MEN Chicago, Aug. appeal to I Milted States courts to. settle a claim that in said to bear the same relation Io the aviation world that the Selden ffltent case .did to the automobile world was started today. Sul was filed by the Wright-company-In the United States district cfrcui court against the International Moe1 Association, its officers-land members claiming an infringement of paten by everyone of the two score aero planes >it the meet and asking pros pectlve profits and bodies of her two children strangled accept Mr. Lloyd George's views, to death. The children were a boy! insisted on cnllinb the 'strike, Cheshire, arc em- ploy ft! in and ahout the mines. Many of the collieries have stopped work and others arc on Ihn point of ceas- ing. It is impossible to get coal away From the pits. Some of the large in the district have shut down and unless thc strike is ended speedily there will be a general ces- sation of _ mining, and thousands of men in the suns diary industries will 'be--thrown out of employment. 800 Out at Glasgow Glasgow, Aug. hundred McCARTHY ISSUES WRIT AGAINST JONES Calgary, Aug. threatened Ifbel action of M. S. McCarthy, ex- -M. P., against Stanley U Jones, bar eaders1 point blank rejection of Prc-! rister of this city for statements made lifer Asquith's offer of a royal com- by the latUr regarding Mr McCar thy Jil; ihe recent Lib era Iconventioh, has culminated In a writ being served on Mr. Jones in which claims Sii.OOO damages. However. Mr. Jones has answered iwrit with a counter claim for damages ission to settle the trouble. It clieved by" some of the newspaper that the unions, on reflection, will realise .thoy have made a false step in completely.'.' public sympathy, and. will endeavor to re- trace their steps. Strong denuncia- tions of the leaders appear in the editorial columns of the newspapers today. Even journals, friendly to the men chide then, for dismissing the government's Fair offer without con- sideration Thc Conservative organs, while frankly admitting that the government made laudable efforts in thu direction of peace, warn the un- ions that ii they persist they will no he fighting the railway companie alone, hut' an incensed gqvermnen and angry nation. They accuse th stride leaders of having -as their sol object, not the welfare of, the and the resultant legal battle prom ises to 'be sonic interest. railway men struck here tonight, hut] hut a desire to get ajl thc railwa> at Edinburgh tho men still favor con- and a girl aged 10 and 12 years. From the condition of tho house it is evi- dent that they were able "to put up sort of a struggle for their lives, but the frantic woman finallj overcame them, and by tieing thin pieces of rone around their necks they were strangled to death. The deed is thought to have been the re- sult of insanity brought on by years of sickness. G. T. P. OFFICIALS ARE TOURING WEST Port Arthur, Aug. Smith- era, of London, Kng., chairman of the board of directors of the G. T. P.; (Jhas. JI. Hays, president, and other officials of the company, arrived in the Harmonic this morning and.will eave for Winnipeg by special train. iV'ith them were James PI ay fair, pre- ciliation and it is unknown whether even the Scotch railroaders, half of tliough the negotiations had not been! whom are unionists, will join the strike. at Leeds Leeds, Aug. 17. Five thousand railway men of all grades struck here tonight, without waiting for the ori- ginal signal. As a result only stricted service is possible, and all i business is paralyzed. Rioting at Sheffield definitely broken off. Premier Ascjuith's proposition was to t'oun a royal commission of three members, one from thc Railway Hoard, one from the strikers, and the third, the chairman, a man well known for his impartiality. The rail- way .company's reply accepted the proposition hut the emplovces reject- ed. Army on the Move A dramatic feature of the affair is thai England's army is on. the move. The government is deporting troops to meet the emergency all over the country. At Aldcrshot tonight, )00 soldiers were loaded on twenty- two trains. A large proportion of thorn ranv io London, and are workers into tho unions. Previous Strlkts in Erjtain The following table shows tlic num her of men affected by previous lurgt i strikes or lookouts hi" the Unite Kingdom ALBERTA CCM.LIOE ROBBED Strathcor.a, Aug. five of the ileepera at the Alberta College yesterday morning: a-boiit fti-a o'clock, they found their pockets rifled and some of tho paraphernalia in their grips and travelling bags Cone. MURDER IN THE FORT FRANCES JAIL Fort Out., Aug. has Just become known that an atrocious murder U-RS committed in the Fort h'rancw jail last Tuesday when one Inmate another to Death ami tried to kill herself but; Btopped by the matron. J en- camped in tlic parks near the rail- sldenl. Northern Navigation CX; Thc Olljy (war Klafinn, however, where trouble is in evidence is Clapham Junction, the writer of several'suburban lines, which Mir .Scots guards are picketing. Elsewhere thc troops arc being mov- rd in strategical points all over the jcountry. The government's plans ,lo [copi! with the strike sccrn fully ar- ranged. j At Hie conclusion of a conference: between represent a lives of other navigation officials, will not go west. Sheffield. Eng., Aug. was considerable rioting here all day. FARMERS 189f) 1901.......................... 1902........................ 1303 JflfH JflGn 1900........................ .1007 ]908 1911.......... Still Open for Settlement London, Aug. strike or- dered last night by ihe amalgamated society of railway servants and al- lied organizations of employees, has hcen only a partial success. Some-of the railway lines arc operating some trains, while on other roads thc ser- con tinned practically normal. Thc military held possession of the stations along the lines, not for the purpose at present of interfering in this district. Ktrjke, evceut to protect thc men Across the River are all in Favor of Reciprocity Pact Two excellent Liberal 'meetings were field yesterday in Yeslordav afternoon S. -I. Shepherd, desiring to work, and to guard the Aid. Win. Oliver, .J. Higinhotham properly of the companies. Mean- and T. S. Mm-kenzip motored out to'lime thc continued its if Albion Ridge ami found there a splen i forts to avert ji general if transporlal ion service. Sydney u'iiii'siTniauves n[ tne men i- .1 f i _, the officials of (ha hoard B "S I .present of th, hoanl of tridc Iliis evening, a manifesto was issued! season- speeches i who had an early- morning rail from In- the committee of the Amnlgamat- j maiir regarding reciprocity, but! Viscount Richard D. Ilalilunc, Sccre Society of Railway Servants. il did not. seem necessary to do stilln tnr War' "Sain met the Marines Landed Liverpool, Aug. 17.-Thc Antrim, late lonleht landed i further persuading cruiser psrty of marines who were sent to the Her- culean docks and the Klectric Power Station. In Ihe I'aildinglon district, managers, and the ofTitial of the union were in session nt TTniU Ridge men have apparently made up; considering the s their minds that reciprocity is what' (or (he appointment of a they want. j royal commission which should iinek The same party, accompanied hy tfgate anil report what Kd. I.ynn, of Albion Ridge, went on: if any, should he made Io the concil the police had tu disperse band of to Ilowville and addressed a meeting' latliin agreement, now existing hf, roiiglis looting a bread shop and olh-1 Of abmit seventy men in the evening I twccn the owners and employees is cr stores. j As a, nidge, the audience, explained by Chancellor David Moid (seemed unanimous for reciprocity. All j Cicorgc in the pf 'CniAmini The Daily Telegraph says: "Troops of the parly made short speeches, I last night, when the. suggest ion of s arc in motion, and'cruisers have ap- which were heard with interest and i royal comnvihsion was made by Pie Jieared in (he .IVrsey. It would not heartily applauded. Asquith CRJL Order Two Big Steamers for Their Pacific Trade Montreal, Aug. has been of- ficially announced that, the, Canadian Pacific Railway yesterday placed an order in England for two new steam- ships for Vancouver-Hongkong scr- This step has been under coa- :emplfttion for some time. The C. P. R.'s rapidly increasing freight and passenger'traffic on the .Pacific ocean necessitated the securing of increased .ranaportation facilities The contract for the new. boats has been let to the Fairfield Ship .Build- ng Company, of Glasgow, one of the most famous ffrmg along the Clyde.; The new ships vill be of the moat mod j irn in every respect, They-wilt b 95 feet long over all and will have onnnge of about IGQOO tons. The; 111 be equipped of.from 6000 to 17000 horse power and will b piled that she was not and told hint go home, as she believed him to e under the influence of liquor. g up to him, when about two In front of him, he pulled a small pistol and fired at her. The bullet struck her in the ribs, tuid she (ell over, screaming She didn't know what happened for a little while then, Hut when ahe looked up the acened man had the revolver pointing to hii Head as if to shoot himself, immediately Jumped up, and his right hand when Mr. Dumpbr came to her aid. and grabbed the old man. While wrestling with him and putting him down to take the ranlver away from him. he fired again tnis time she didn't know whether he fired at her or not. Then Detective can came along and toot the old an in charge. She further stated that ihe had known the old "man for years. Sho often need to go to hie house and clean up Ins stmok for him. Hint Ihey became very good frtends. Khe believed that he looked on as a daughter, but Was Jealous of Her because other hoys had paid her attention which the old man ed. "Did he ever threaten yon she was asked. About two weeks ago he laid I hat lie would shoot me ana then him- self, but I don't know why. I think' I was because he was Jealoui. Hi auincd me of going.with other let- w, Evldtnce Henry Dumpily (as tile avtt wlti on the stand, and his story CO; nculed in all the important details I'h that of the Reid girl. He stated hit he boarded at Sirs. Toole's, and hid known both the old man and title -girl for some time. On Sunday night about 5.30 when it was gutting lutte dark. Rote .Reid'a little slstnr ialled her to .13 somebody vanted to see her. He too had gone 'lit after Rose, and was standing on he of the house when tho old was talking to tlie girl. Me had heard him ask her If she was afraid f him. and the accused had answered o her reply, that If she wasn't afraid if him Khe ought to lw. He thought hen that Soutinvick was drunk, or least not responsible. (Continued on 7) ;