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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 20, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta V TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume V. Lethbridge. Alberta. Tuesday, August 20,1912 Number 213 [EXHIBITS ALL IN PLACE AND FAIR IS OFF TO GOOD START fin Every Class the Showing is Bigger and Better Than Last Year-Excellent Display of Live Stock -Big Entry List in Poultry - The Dog Show Proving Big Attraction. "Everything ,is proving greater than tve counted oil," said Secretary Mc- OFFICIALS OF CPU IN CITY irig the completion stage and there jvas no doubt of all being in good Nicol todav. -We thought we had ai- !sha,'e^ �� time the crom. of sight j MlM'll  ' " seers began to gather this afternoon. ' ranged for generous expansion', but �t , Thc frui(S] cl|, nowcrs an(l dairy pro. is all greater than we looked for. If!duco were not brought in untii this �this fine weather keeps up thc 1012 j morning, and as with every thing else exhibition wilfl he a record-breaker I the cry was for more room. from every standpoint, and prove big boost for the 'Alberta."  ienthusiastic horticulturist as he tried And it didn't take long to find the i to pack a line exhibit into a small Impressed With Keeeut Improvements in the City Grant Hall, assistant to General GEN. BOOTH VEBY LOW ? London, Augi. 2n.-r ? Booth, Commaji'der-in^Chicf of  > the Salvation Army, whose > ? health has been failing ever  ? since he was operated on in  ? May last for the removal of a  According to the bulletin is- ? sued this morning by the phy-  > sicians in attendance, General ? Booth's condition gives rise to > > increased anxiety. ** tlves and high officers of the > 4> ance or in close touch with the ? 4> sick chamber. ? . * HARRIS CANNOT APPEAR IN GILLESPIE'S BEHALF city and Southern : exclusively next summer," said evidence to justify the glowing remarks of thc secretary. Every department is tilled to overflowing and it is certainly thc finest exhibition over held here or anywhere else in 'Alberta for ithat matter. There is nio department lacking, while in live" stock, roots, grains, vegetables, poultry, and other lines which reveaJl the agricultural wealth of the country- it is an exhibit of which the city has every reason to feel proud. The stock stables are filled with animals the pride of their owners, and fully demonstrating that the west is quite abreast of the East. In cattle there are ''some magnificent specimens, while the horses are causing lovers of thc equine race to go into ecstacies. In the poultry building there are fully one thousand entries and it is easily the biggest collection of fowl !a-brac work. compass. Merchants Are Loyal Thc magnificent pavillion is tilled with varied exhibits and one could not help but he impressed with the "We'll have to have a flower show Manager Mury of the CP.it- western an lines, was in the city this morning, coming from the west in a special train. He was accompanied by Mrs. Mall and Miss Hall, General Superintendent Price, Superintendent Ur.cn of the Cranbrook division, V. Penny-father, Mr. Goode and Mr. Brown. The party was here specially to look fact that local merchants loyally after the arrangements for the park-stand by the exhibition. Such houses ing of cars during the week of ehe as Southard, Arthur Hayr, flicks- Dry Farming Congress. Sehl, Bentley's, Kirkham's, Cainp-j They-were taken about thc city in bell,'Wilson and Home, the Alberta automobiles by Mayor Hatch, H. A. Saddjery, and many others have tast- McKillop and '.I. L. Manwaring. The ily arranged exhibits. In this build- party visited the fair grounds and ing the piano men and a number of t took a general survey of the situa-the outside business interests have tion there. They were much taken exhibits, and these with the district with the improvements ip the grounds i tn absence of Chief Uoyd from town, exhibits, individual farmers' displays, and buildings since their last visit I At the c]oe*> ot the meeting:, which floral, roots, vegetables, baking and and expressed the opinion that Leth-' was neW ,n the Y' M- c' A- ha"' a dairy displays go to crowd the bridge had exhibition grounds which were second to none in the west. BRANDON NOW Charged that They Failed to Interfere in a Nasty Case Brandon, Aug 19.-At a public meet ing held here tonight, there was much indignant criticism offered of the police organization in the city during ground floor and give the sightseer much to see ami think over. j Upstairs the ladies have the space and there is a decidedly pleasing ar- I ray of fancy work, fine art and brio- ever seen-in the province. The same thought of bigness applies to all other departments. The growing importance of Vae sheep industry is seen in fine exhibits from well known farms. The hog pens are also well'filled with mammoth and miniature specimens, and quite as varied in form and color. The Dog Show The dog show will have 65 entries which is an advance, and reveals that this department of the exhibition is .Judging Started Today | was held in the Y. deputation attended the session of the City Council, and lodged a complaint with the city. fathers. After But what particularly drew their j several Indignant gjieeches had been attention was the improvement in j made by certain prprninent citizens, the business section of the city dui-j including Rev. R. SK Laidlaw, Mayer ing the past few months. Fleming promised tfc&t the whole ques Gait Gardens and the street car ! tion of police a^lnistratiou would system have done more to make j be taken up wjOf^yiew to reform. Judging was to start this morning Lethbridge a citv than anything else,! mattw^rose in connwstton and will continue until Friday when they thought. \ ....... *�* *Z?1T XSftSS^^W .. . . . . ........ ,,,,., i i3 i. ,, , . I said, the police had hushed upvafter it is expected to be completed. There j Regarding the car shortage &�pM failing to' interfere tp protect * girl will be a gratia parade of all the Price said that he did not look'for a j who was being maltreated by a pro-stock sw^ exhibition Thursday after- serious congestion this fall owing to Iminent citizen in-a private house, noon "and if will be a sight Well the early harvest and the early ship-j This person was later asked to leave worth seeing. It will .take place at inent of grain to the lake front. | the city., More will be heard of the 2 o'clock and as that will be Citi- However, he thought it would be im-1 matter, and now that it' has been zens* Day a bumper crowd is lookod possible to avoid congestion later in [brought to light at a public meeting, for. 'the fall when the lakes freeze. - I ^ ta ,ikfel>' that tnere will be a thor- Tn the Stables ! Regarding general conditions in thc >�^h Investigation of the whole-work- All the stock was not on hand this west Mr. Hall was most optimistic, expanding. The doggies were not'morning and judging in some depart- Business generally is good, while the brought until today, but it was' ex- ments was delayed awaiting the .vr- outlook is for one of the most prospected that all would be on deck for; rival of a train from Edmonton, perous years the west has ever ex-this afternoon. j There are some fine herds of cattle perieneed. Crops all over the west The Main Building from Ontario, Iowa, Saskatchewan are good, and crop conditions are e'x- Thc main building early this morn-' and other states and provinces which cellent. With good crops Mr. Hall mg showed the results of a strenuous have made the circuit of the big fairs thought that other business would night's work. Everything was near-j (Continued on page 11). eet on a sound basis which will car- _jry thc west through anything which I may come. "One of the coming cities of the west',, said another of the party speaking of Lethbridge. He placed the emphasis on the "the". Thc party arrived back from the trip about 11.80 and proceeded east. CAR BURNED AS TRAIN TRAVELLED MAIL AND EXPRESS CAR ON C.N.R. RUINED - EXPRESS DESTROYED Dauphin, Aug. 20.-The combination .express and mail car on the Canadian Northern No. 1 Winnipeg to Edmonton, caught fire about 4.30 this morning east of Makinak. The origin of the fire is a mystery ; practically all of thc express was destroyed while the mail was saved. It is supposed that a lamp exploded or that some explosive express matter caused the iire which in a very few minutes had the inside of the car in a mass of flames. The express messenger, \V. �Winters, reached for the signal cord "to stop the train, but it had already �been burned in two. The fire rapidly spread and he was cornered, being un able to stop the train, which was rushing along on scheduled time. He made a dash for tho door to leap from.the,flying train, when they pulled into Makinak and slopped. The express messenger was badly burned and was sent back to Winnipeg on No. t this morning. The damaged car was cut off at Makinak and the mail was brought on to Dauphin in a box car. ? ?  ? FLOOD ENGLAND WITH CHEAP AUTOS London, Aug. 20.-The Daily Express makes the startling assertion that a number of American manufacturers are attempting to flood tils British market with American automobiles selling at $250 apiece. FOURTH AVE. IS FUTURE STREET THAT IS BELIEF OF WELL KNOWN CALGARY MAN WHO IS ERECTING  BLOCK H. A. Slnuott, the Calgary real estate magnate, who has large holdings in Lethbridge. was in the city and let the contract to Hotson, Leader & Goode for the erection of a block oi | six istores fronting on Fifth Street on the property recently purchased from the Bank of Commerce at the corner of Fifth street and Fourth avenue. The block will be solid brick and will for the present be only one storey, but is to be constructed so as to allow of another storey being added. Mr. 'Sinnott states that if the city goes ahead as ho expects it will, he will likely in two years commence the erection of the big building he has in contemplation and it will face on Fourth avenue which he firmly believes is to be the coming business street. He has investments in several cities and his judgment has so far proved lo be right in sizing up the business trend of a city. The block to be erected now will be increased in size should the city's growth not warrant the big block, but Mr. Sinnott has always banked on Lethbridge and he sees no reason for changing his mind. He thinks thnt Calgary and Lethbridge are' both in for a forward move this coming fall and winter. The contractors are under bond to complete the new block by October 20, having two months in which to complete the work. ings- of the police department '� of the cltj% -.. FRENCH CONGRESS LEADER DEAD Quebec, Aug. 20.-Abbe S. L. Lorti, professor of theology, and president of the recent French Congress, died today at Little Current, Ont... at his brother's home. He was one of the principal organizers of the Congress. . LAYS STONE OF NEW SCHOOL CEREMONIES IN CONNECTION WITH MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOL TOMORROW The Minister of Education, Hon. John R. Boyle, will lay the corner stone of thc new manual training school on Fifth Avenue, near the Central school tomorrow forenoon at. If o'clock.. Among the speakers will be Mayor Hatch, Dr. Gaibraith, and other prominent citizens while the proceedings will be varied by choruses from the school children. The ceremony promises to be an interesting one and it is to be hoped that there will be a large assemblage of Speakers. j BECKER PUT IN WORSE LIGHT Ham Schepp's Evidence Before Grand Jury is Most Damaging: New York, Aug. .20.-Sam Schepps was again the central figure In the Rosenthal murder case today, when he appeared before the Grand Jury, prepared to repeat the story he told District-Attorney Whitman, in which he corroborated in many essential details the confession of "Bald Jack" Rose, implicating police Lieut. Becker, in the killing of the East Side gambler. It was this story of Schepps' which Mr. Whitman desired the GTand Jury-to hear, before returning further indictments in the Rosenthal case. The District-Attorney was clearly confident that before nightfall indictments would be returned against seven persons. Those to be indicted are said to be; Rosenzweig (Lefty Louie); Horowitz (Cyp the Blood): Cirofici (Dago Frank), and Mueller (Whltey Lewis), the four alleged murderers; Jack Sullivan, William Shapiro and j Lieut. Becker on a superseding indictment. Schepps has told the District Attorney that be talked, with Lieut. Becker a few hours before Rosenthal was shot, and with others, went out to get an affidavit -from Cora Gilbert, the divorced wife of Rosenthal. Schepps then told of the ride up town on the night of the killing, of the flight of the. gunmen, and Rose waited for the newsTof Rosenthal's death. It was after file murder was committed that Schepps played his most important part in the Rosenthal affair That was as a go-between for Lieut. Becker and the panic stricken Rose, who was hiding in an uptown apartment -*ouse. Schepps said .be made several visits to Becker to consult with Mm as to what course Rose should pursue. Becker, he said, advised. Rose to remain in biding, but Rose was thoroughly frightened, and wanted to give himself up. Several bank officials who have information regarding Lieut. Becker's bank accounts, have been subpoened to appear before the Gr.and Jury. * - ' BANQUET BORDEN ON SEPTEMBER 10 Ottawa, Aug. 19.-The home-coming banquet to Premier Borden by the Ottawa Conservative Association has been fixed for September 10 at the Chateau Laurle'r, and promises to be an elaborate affair Judge Winter Rules That He Has No Status as a Lawyer-Harris Never Said a Word-The Suspended Chief' May Engage Other Counsel for His Case-Adjourned Until Friday* MILLIONAIRE TO TOUR, DOMINION Montreal',*1 Que., Aug. 20.-T. Frame Thomas, a London millionaire, closely connected with many-South American companies, embarked Inst night on a tour of the Dominion, that wiy cover many thousands of niile^f and will last two months. TWO NEW MINISTERS ADDED TO SASKATCHEWAN GOVERNMENT Messrs Langley and Bell Become Members of the Administration-Hon. A. P. McNabb Becomes Minister of Public Works-Work of Hon. Jas. Calder Lightened-Premier Scott Minister ot Education If a bomb had exploded in the District Court room this morning, the crowd, which had assembled to hear the beginning of the judicial enquiry into the charges against. Joseph Gillespie, suspended Chief.- of Police, would not have been more startled than they were when Judge Winter announced that C. F. Harris would not be allowed to represent Joseph Gillespie, because Harris had .no standing in the legal profession of the province. The announcement was made right at the very beginning, and resulted in an adjournment of the case until Thursday morning at ten o'clock. When the Judge informed the Chief of the position in which he had placed himself in retaining Mr. Harris as his counsel, the latter never said a word. He realized his position, and Chief Gillespie had to address the court in his own behalf. It is understood that when the enquiry resumes again on Thursday morning, P. J. Nolan, the noted criminal lawyer of Calgary, will be present to represent Chief Gillespie. In announcing that he wished to hold the case over till tomorrow, after the' Calgary train arrives, the crdwd present immediately surmised .that "Paddy" Nolan was the man he was'j waiting for. . The action of His Honor, in refusing to allow CP. Harris to appear on'ljfe-"': half of Chief Gillespie, is in line with a statement to that effect published in. the Herald the day attet came known that Harris would handle the Chief's caae. It was then pointed out that if the case was heard^before a judge, Harris would not be allowed to appear on account of Jits having no standing in the law profession in the province of Alberta. This was pointed out to Chief Gillespie, but he was confident that no such action" could be taken. C. F. Harris himself also Stated in most emphatic terms that no court In the land could keep him from appearing before a judge in a judicial enquiry. However, the Herald's rumor proved true. , � � The principals in the case were In the court room early. M. S. Bryan, police court stenographer, appeared with the books of the Police Department, which were laid on the table for reference. Nearly all the solici- tors in the city were present, as thera was a feeilng that Judge Winter; would take the action ho did With, regard to Harris. About half a dozen;, of thewitnesses for the city were pre-; sent, while a-large number of Inter-*; ested spectators occupied the benches, Judge Springs Bomb Judge Winter entered the court~ room at 10.07. \V. S. Ball, acting forf the city, handed the resolutions charging Chief Gillespie with three charges, and delegating Judge Winter to; hear the case. "Have the details of the charsea been handed to Mr. Gillespie?" Mr. Ball answered that they had. � Judge Winter: Mr. Gillespie, I just received a letter from you delegating full authority to represent you tov Chas. F. Harris. Mr. Harrla cannot.' represent you. He has no legal status as a counsel, and you must be represented by counsel, under the charter. Adjourned Till Thursday Chief Gillespie conferred with Ms. agent for a moment, after which he. asked that the case be adjourned till Thursday morning at ten o'clock. There'was Borne discussion whether; the case should be proceeded with on Thursday morning, owing to Thursday afternoon being a civic holiday, ' Mr. Ball, addressing the court, said that the charges entered against the Chief were of such a serious nature' that he was anxious that the hearing, be held with as little delay a* possible. He said he wan willing to In-.aDhvenlenr-e himself to miss attend-, lng: the Fair, but he did not w!ah> to work any hardship on the witnesses. Uf, however, the. "court said that the ' ' witnesses must attend, there need be' no delay. ... i 'Chief Gillespie/- addressing Judge, .�Winter, stated that he would be ready to continue the caae tomorrow afternoon, after the arrival of the train' ^frorn Calgary. � HIb Honor, however, objected that the train did not arrive until three, o'clock. It was*finally decided to begin the. beaming) on Thursday morning at. ten o'clock, with the understanding that the case may be adjourned at noon until ten o'clock on Friday, with the likelihood of completing the evl-" dence early on Saturday. The court, therefore, ordered the witnesses to appear on Thursday morning at ten o'clock, when the case will be proceeded with. YOUNG GIRL BURNED TO DEATH Ju a Fire Which Consumed a Ranch Home Near rassburg-Parents Were Away at the time 1: Burmis, Aug. 10.-Fire the house and outbuildings to Mr. P. McGuire on his ranch two miles north oi Passburg this evening His daughter, Kate, a girl oi fourteen years, was in thc house ..t the j time the (ire occurred,, 7and was burn-led to death. j Thc origin of the fire is unknown, jas from the lrwagrc details to hi.nd it appears that no one was - .in* the house at the time, the fire occurred, destroyed ness and the mother w.is vmtini at belongs > neighbor's house. SIR MAX ATKIN RESIGNS Montreal, Aug. 20.-Sir Mux Atkin announced today that he had retired from the presidency of thc Royal Securities Co-operation and would devote more of his time to British politics. He is to be succeeded'by A^ it. Doble, of the Bank of Montreal. Ilegina, Aug. 20.-Two additional members of the Saskatchewan government were sworn in yesterday, bringing the number of ministers now in the Scott government to seven. The two ministers are Hon. George Langley, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Hon George Bel!, Provincial Treasurer. The increase in the personnel of the Cabinet has permitted of re-arrangement, giving wider distribution of portfolios, which are now disposed of as follows: HON. WALTER SCOTT, President of th-e Council and Minister oi Education. HON. A. TURQEON, Attorney-General and Provincial Secretary. HON. J. A. CALDER, Minister of Railways snd Telephones. HON. r.*R MOTHERWELL, Minis-of Agriculture. HON. A. P. MtNAB, Minister of Pub lie Works.  , , HON. GEO. LANGLEY, Minister of �Municipal Affairs. HON. GEO. BELL, Provincial Treasurer. The Bureau of Public Health, now under the Department of Agriculture, will In the future be administered by Hon. Geo. Langley, under the Municipal Department The elevation of Langley and Bell to office will necessitate bye-elections in Re-dberry and Estevau, and nomination day has been fixed for September 5, with polling on September 12. Premier'"Scott relinquishes the Department of Public Works, and takes the lighter Department of Educufion. Mr. Calder, who was much overworked, having the departments of Education, Provincial Treasurer, Railways and Telephones, gives up the former two. , Several parties in Passburg on seeing the flames, hastened to- render aid, , but by the time they reached there, the fire had got such a hold that i t was practically impossible to do anything to save the buildings. The charred body of the girl was afterwards found in the ruins..... P. McGuire and family were residents of Burmis and moved on to their ranch some two months ago and much sympathy is felt in town for the father being in Belle-Me in lui&i-' the parents in their sad bereavement. The New Ministers Geo. Langley, who takes the portfolio formerly held by Hon. Archie Mc.N'abb, the latter becoming Minister of Public Works, is an Englishman. He was born in Essex, England, in 1852. He came to Canada in the spring of l8tlo. Iu Saskatchewan he! sional president of China, had is known as a successful farmer, and has been prominently identified with the grain growers' movement. As a i speaker he has few equals in the pro-!caused great excitement in China-vJnce. town tonight. The rumors could not Hon Geo. Bell, the new Provincial j be traced to any authentic source, (but Treasurer, at one time resided in (Varying accounts of the alleged a�-Lethbridgo. He resides at Estevan,;sassination were posted on bulletin CHINESE LEADER WAS REPORTED ASSASSINATED San Francisco, Aug. that Dr. Sun Yat Sen, \ first .'province n assassinated in Pckin today by the soldiers of President Yuan Shi Kai 19.-Rumors t kin, however, imiuiring as to the safety of the former revolutionary lead- where he conducts a blacksrnlthlng business. During the time he has been iu the Legislature, he has impressed both sides of the House with his ability. As a debater he Is forceful, and his summons to a seat in the Cabinet is not a surprise. Mr. Bell is boards throughout the' Chinese quarter. At the offices of the Consul-General and the two Chinese daily j According to the rumors placarded j in Chinatown, Dr. Sun had lett Shanghai for Pckin yesterday to undertake to save the Republic from a threatened renewal of hostilities as (he result of thc execution of Generals Chang Chen Wu and Weng, Wei. Dr. Sun Koo, a son of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, said tonight that he had receiv- . eil no verification of the rumors that his father had been assassinated/The-; newspapers no news of an attack up- young man was much disturbed, oyer ;; on Dr. Sun had been received and the the report, but believed that it an at- V report of his death was given little ! tempt had been made' on hisf'latl�|,a^ of Scotch descent, and was born in [credence. ""� * ' " jli'c he" would have been apprised/.afc 1856, iu Brant county, Ont, | Cablegrams were dispatched to Pc- 'cable. - >*4 ;