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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta MI "tfi' A' fli AflB fli Mfr 4ih Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume III. Lethbridge, Alta.. Tuesday, August CORBIN HAD TO FIGHT HARD To Keep Forest Fires From Destroying Houses (Special to Herald) Fenxie, Aug. whole valley is shrouded in thick smoke from the numerous fires which have been set going- again by the Jiigh winds which hm-e prevailed for the last two days., The people of Corbin .had a hard 'and exciting day of it last Saturday, the forest fire creeping down dangerous- ly near the houses on south side of the creek at that place. Fire is burning half way 'between bere and Hosmer, and the timber on the slopes of Baker Mountain east of (Jran-brook has been burning fierce- ly since Saturday. None of the towns are in danger but the damage to tim- ber goes on at a rapid pace. Hindoos Jailed Two Hindoos were -taken into cus- tody this afternoon by the city police for .being drunk and caused a little skuffle when they found that they were being jailed. Witb the'Hindoos adopting the civ- ilized methods of this highly Chris- tianized land and police busy with the" insane vagaries of discharged hotel employes, who harbor grudges against those who discharge them, the govern- ment won't 'be showing a balance up- on the credit side of the license ac- count. The Hindoos have, until very re- cently, shown themselves to be very peaceable citizens, but with free 'ac- cess to the bar rooms, they are rap- idly developing the same traits of character -which the free users of .booze, who have been raised un- der the supposed influence of Chris- tianity. With the knowledge that they are unwelcome citizens, and a mixture of the damnation which they can get over the bars of the country, it is not difficult to "see in the near future of this country a menace which will be much harder to get rid of '.ban it has been hysicians, the following articles were removed one shoe button book, lad- ies ring, three keys, one lead pencil, one belt buckle, one tin toy pistol, three small nails, one needle, one thermometer. according to his physician, had heen in "a depress- ed mental state for some time, dur- ing which he swallowed anything that lie could get down his throat. HELLER WAS A VERY DARING FELLOW Sat On Railroad Track With Rifle) in His Hand-Had Been Chased All Day-Did Not Yield After Shot was Fired bat Kept on the Ran for Some Minutes and Sought -Shelter in a Shack HORSEFLESH IS LIKED BY POOR (Speial to the Herald.) Fernie, Aug. an exciting chase of nearly forty-eight hours Martin Hellar, the man who shot and kill- ed Wm. Palmer at Kragg Saturday evening last captur- ed near the hotel where he had done the shooting, this evening, but not until a regular fusilade of firing from both sides had resulted in the-fatal shooting of Hellar by Police- man Gorman, of the Fernie city police fcrce. After making his get away Saturday evening Hellar travelled up the Elk River keeping under cover of the bush and timber but being kept track of by the police. Yesterday he appeared at the fngram ranch a few miles south of Elk River where he de- manded food and was fed. He then seems to have gradu- ally worked his way back towards Kragg, and appeared in the cpen at 2 o'clock this afternoon on the raclwav track in I plain view of the hotel from w'nence he had fled after doing the shooting. The police force were away at Duck Lske, where they had heard he had been seen, and Hellar, sat upon-the track with his rifle across his arm for nearly half an hour, keeping a keen lookout for Dr. Saunders, who was at the place slipped away and mounting his horse, carried the news to the police and the whole force returned to the hotel. Seeing them approach Hellar rose up and coolly walked to the bank from the railway and disappeared over the crest but soon .came back and ran down to the track again amidst a volley of bullets fired at him as he ran. Gaining the protection of the fill of the road he crept up and over the rails and made INSTALL WATER .J, i a dash for the' heavy brush on the iower side of the track, WORKS AT RAYMOND i'4-' getting under cover without being hit. W. -I. Gray Co., of Minneap- olis, have commenced work on the installation" of th-e Ray- mond water works. HIT" THE MURDERER The police surrounded the brush keeping a sharp look- out for the quarry and when he appeared in an opening, surrounding a spring, Constable Gorman fired at him, the bait taking effect in the back and coming oat in front, going through'the body just below the ribs. Hellar was seen to stagger but regained himself and kept running through the nad been brush coming in sight of Constable Samson and others who fired upon him. Constable Gorman, who. was following close after him, became a target for Hellar's rifle, and he tried to draw a bead upon the policeman, but evidently was suffering great pain from the wound he had received and was .unable to bring his gun up to a level. He kept run- ijing and gained a-small shack, near by, which he.entered. The pursuers closed in around the shack and not wishing to into unnecessary danger and knowing that the man was safely corralled, waited a few moments before venturing to enter. .They had not long to wait. "I'M ALL IN BOYS." Hellar soon spoke to them, saying: "Its all over boys. am all and they entered the shack and lifted the wounded man with the care they would exercise in handling a baby and bore him to the train which came along from Rexford and he was brought to Fernie and taken to the hos> where his wounds are now being dressed. Thus in two i days the "Tracy act" of this crazy man has brought him over the same road which his victim was brought with his sorrowing mother and the same end for it is hardly pos- sible that he can recover. Hellar is well known here, hav- ing been a hotel porter at the Queen's Hotel and was in town two weeks ago. It is the opinion of most of those who know him that he was of a morbid disposition and prob- ably unbalanced at times. A GOOD SHOT He was known to be a good shot and in the desperate state in which he evidently was he was a most dangerous man to approach. The telephone wires were put out of commission two or three times today by bush fires render- ing communication with the pursuers irregular and unre- liable. Consequently all kinds of rumors were floating about as to what'was happening and it was not until a wire from those in charge of the wounded man was received from the G. N. train as it passed Elko, ordering a rig with a cot to meet them at the station, that it was known that the Paris, Aug. con- sumption of horseflesh in France, according to figures gathered, is constantly on the increase. -In Paris alone are 600 meat shops maintained in -the poorer quarters, wiiere horseflesh alone is sold. The consumption now .exceeds two hundred Thousand animals yearly. The butchers report that the increase is due to its cheapness compared with beef. COUNTRY ONE BLACK MASS People Await List Of Dead in Fire Ravag- ed Rector ..Spokane, Aug. is only-six miles from St Joe tonight and'large cinders are falling in town. Twenty- {five .men are probably surrounded 'if j not already consumed toy fires on Creek. From Trout Creek two DON'T LIKE THE SERMONS travellers arrived at. St. Joe terrible experience -For two days these men laid in. tbe creek, their heads under water -except they were compelled -to breathe. Fires rag- ed sides of the creek. .The hospital at St. Joe Is filled with re- j tugees suffering from injuries .and burns. Rome, Aug. is ex- pressed at the Vatican at the protest against .what the Spanish government calls violent sermons delivered by Roman Catholic priests in Spain, against the government. The protest was .delivered by Marquis less composure to wait las, secretary of tbe Spanish Em-' for tlle list of dead., Tiie list is COB, i stantly growing as the forest rangers bassy to the Vatican, in, charge 01 Fire Passes Wallace Spokane. :Aug.; forest fires have swept past Wallace. The'town." of Coeur d'Alene district, .has passed tbe first stages- of :.its :w.iid, un- reasoning panic and .has settled, down the Embassy, since the recall of, the Spanish Ambassador, and sermons 'Insulting to the Spanish ministers, .and inflaming the passions of the people." At the Vatican it with red eyes and blackened faces penetrate tbe trails now choked' with fallen logs and bring word of .fire fighting crews cut off, camps -wiped out, ranchers and settlers caught ria. path of the flames and mountain t I.U.C J-M.V W is declared that_ the Spanish clergy jtowns asll6s Since the repOrt is behaving admirably during crisis 'and is simply calling the tention of the faithful to the e.. the Bullion mine tragedy deaths have been reported. no new; The i'or- i est supervisor has heard from prac- tempts by the Spanish Government Uicaai of his ex. thC rigMS HbertieS tie Bresses -no alarm except that isolated gangs of fire fighters are cut off from communication. He is also worried about Ranger Neville, fighting with, a (large crew on Independence Creek, i from, whom he has not heard of for I several days. In Wallace the people" nave largely recovered from the shock of-their narrow escape of Sat- urday. Notices have been served 'that 'mines at Kurks and PENNY iPOSTAGE" IN AUSTRALIA Melbourne, Aug. postage within the "common- wealth -wji probably be intro- duced at tbe -new vear. SOME FIELDS GO THIRTY TO ACRE Good Crops at Pincher-Work Progressing At New Collieries T. H- Hinton, oi Pincher Creek, who is in tne city today informs the Herald that.the crops in.the Pincher Creek district are coming out fine, particularly on the south side of tne tracks. Everything is now practical- ly cut and threshing is in full swing. He couldn't make any statement to a probable average, but said as knows several cases of big fields that have threshed over 30 bushels to the acre. The smoke which been hanging over tbe country for 'the last week, Mr. Hinton says, is not the Crow's Nest country, but from the big fires in Idaho and Montana, the south-westerly wind bringing itj hither. Mr. Hinton has the contract for ert-iing all the buildings and putting in the cribbing two shafts at the Lethbridge Collieries Co.'s plant at Kipp, and says that in the last three weeks a fair-sized town has sprung up, about the same size as Lethbridge was the first time he saw j it, twentyrsix or twenty-seven years ago. One of the two shafts is, 22 x' 24 feet- and the second, or air shaft, 22 x 10 feet. There is a quantity of machinery, including air compressors, hoists, pumps and so forth on the ground. The telephone line will be connected up with Lethbridge in a day or two, which will mean a convenience. Water mains have been laid out through the town and the contract for their construction awarded. The water is pumped from the Belly riv- er, and the pumps and pumphouse- are adjoining the government quarantine station. There is going to be a big bunch of people from Pincher Creek and other points as far vest as Coleman, dovm to Lethbridge tttxt. week to hear Sir Wilfrid -and a special train is being arranged for. CONNECT WITH GREAT NORTHERN IN MONTANA New Line From Pincher Creek Through Cardston -Townsite at Waterton River-Sidings Every Five Miles and Stations Every Ten Miles-Strikes Settled Districts (Special to the Herald) Cardston, Aug. evidence of die bona fide character of the rail- way construction from Pincher Creek to Cardston was given tbe people stations -every S or 10 miles at their own cost, if given the free right of way, or if this is not satisfactory they will purchase the right-of-way and the residents pay for the sidings con- here on Saturday the 20th. when structed when they decide as to the Johc Herron, M. P., who accompan- ied Mr. J. A. Taylor, the company behind tbe Pincher Creek. Cardston and Montana Railway, paid our town a visit to look right-of- way matters. A meeting was arranged by Mr. Mark Spencer with Pres. E. J. -Wood, locations where most needed. As to the route Mr. Taylor said they expected to follow closely the Me- survey and would cross the Coehrane lands so as to touch' at Hill City, tbe new town located on tbe eas- tern slope of Spring Hill. Their FERNJE, AUG. 23. (Special) HELLAR DIED FROM "THE EFFECTS OF HIS WOUNDS THIS MORN- ING AT 5.30 O'CLOCK IN THE FERNIE HOSPITAL. so that the crossing of the Coehrane j course then southeast to tbe old lands from tbe Waterton river to tbe i beef Bossing of the Belly River and Blood reserve might be provided for. tnence Cardston, thence southeast Mr. Taylor, in a concise and busi- ness like way, stated that the com- to Whiskey Gap, striking the Great Northern line twenty-eight miles south panv intended -to make tbe grade to of Courts. Their object was to tap the Waterton river this season. He Alberta coal fields by the short- Mrs. R. H. Bell, wife of tbe pastor of Dublin street. Methodist church, Guelpb, died last. week. plained the method pursued toy tbe est company in tbe Pincher Creek dis- A new townsite near the crossing met as" being satisfactory to tne par- of the Warerton river was being sur- ties company guarantees on tbe north side and would to provide sidings every five miles and belong to tbe company: from that point south they were having regard to tbe established settle- ments and were proposing no further I sites. To the settlers of this southwest ROOSEYELTONJIG TOUR Oyster Bay, Aug. Theo- dore Roosevelt left this morning for New York where he will make his start for his big speaking tour through the country. Tbe former president fnti- ailed statement later with respect to president Taft's letter County Chair- man Llovd Griscom. of New York. on the recent developments in the New York state situation. From this morning until the morning of Septem- ber '11 when Ws private oar the Re public, is due back here, Roosevelt will be kept constantly on the move making speeches attending receptions and din- ners .reviewing parades and travelling Col. Roosevelt is to make fourteen set speeches, most of which deal with public questions which figure in part> platforms and will declare his belief in regard to them. William Muxlow, a farmer near Meaford. was struck by lightning and killed near Qnt. corner of Alberta Transportation is the most serious problem confronting them and the coming of any railway wil] be hailed with joy. There will still be a large district east of tbe proposed line which could be better served by a railroid from Macleod to Cardston. Hasten the day when such may come'! MAYOR GAYNOR DOESN'T NEED NIGHT WATCH New York. Aug. 'the first time since be was shot by James Gal- lagher nearly two weeks ago the Bight watcn upon Mayor Gaynor was aban- doned by nis physicians tonight The bulletins had previously been given up and the full measure of the mayor's recovery was indicated by the doc- tor's statement that they would retire J'rom the case in a few days. AN EARLIER REPORT BEFORE HELLAR WAS RUN DOWN Fernie, Aug. Hellar, the man -who shot William Palmer at the Kragg botel Saturday evening, is still at large and standing off tbe whole 'force of police now in pursuit of Mm. Telephone advices from the vicinity of operations are to the effect that Hellar worked his way up the Elk river yesterday as far as Ingrain's ranch at Sheep mountain, and asked for food which was given him, under stress of course, and today he is re- ported back at Kragg having cooped several of bis police followers inside the botel where the shooting took place Saturday, and that lie is stand- ing guard over the place, threatening to shoot any one who in.any way at- tempts to interfere with him. The police have kept bim in view all the time but do uut dare to close in upon him and are skirmishing for an opportunity to take him by sur- prise. The terror stricken people of tbe .district seem powerless to do any- thing s.nd so far Hellar has been mas- ter of the' situation. Chief Constable Sampson is in.charge of the besieged force and has five or. six men with and it is probable that be will succeed finally in capturing the des- perate man with whom he nas to contend in a contest, -K-hioh is very uneven in numbers bat balanced the other way for the time being, by the advantage of position. It is generally believed that Hellar is partially in- sane which with tbe fact that be is undoubtedly overwrought with the mental strain under which he must be laboring, and the fact that he is a dead shot with his Winchester rifle, lends a trace of "Tracy" uncertainty about the safety of a.pproacbing bim unsolicited. Hellar is well known in Fernie, hav- ing been here within the, last two weeks, and has the reputation of be- ing addicted to gambling. He is of medium si2e, dark complexion, with hair slightly tinged with the frost oT age, but is not old as he looks. PERJURED HERSELF TO GET A HOMESTEAD Swore She was a Widow, -but was Confronted by her Husband in Medicine Hat Police Court -Husband Came from Buffalo to Give Evidence in the Case Medicine Hat, Aug. he crown tenuon to her husband's presence, and prosecutor had a pleasant little sur- i seemed entirely unconcerned by his canyon will start tomorrow. Before _ the week is over work will have'beea I started on the reconstruction of many I buildings wiped out .'Saturday night. (Continued on 'Page 4.) WHEAT FOR prise for Mrs. Edmundson on Satur- day. It will be remembered that this lady -was arrested on a charge of per- jury, in saying- .that she was a widow in connection with the homestead law. evidence. The magistrate's remarks also failed to move her in the least. Given Nine .Months Mrs. Elizabeth Edmundson was sen- tenced this-morning to nine months' imprisonment in Calgary, three about ten days ago. She said her bus- j montfls on each of the three charges against her. Magistrate Kealy in pro- nouncing sentence said that while she was liable under the statute to two years in a penitentiary, there were her spouse in the court room on Sat- j several circumstances in the case band was dead and had been under the sod since May 1, 1906. What must have been joy then to see urday afternoon! In fact she seemed so overwhelmed by emotion that she thought it better to make no defence at all to the charge of perjury, and were rather peculiar. Ke was well aware of the fact that laxity as to the truth in obtaining homesteads was too present altogether. Mrs. listened quite meekly while her hus- Kclmundson happened ro be the one band. William H. Edmundson. of Bnf- j He was sorry that she was falo, X. Y.. who had been brought post' a because otherwise lie would haste to give evidence in this case, told of the circumstances which led imposed the full sentence. He said her defence had been delibrate to her coming away out West some three years ago. and was without excuse. He hoped that it would be a warning to others Edimmdson, examined by Mr. Begg. wno be tempted to try similar said he was married in Fort Erie, eleven years ago to Elizabeth Kstrich. the accused. They had one son. Alvin William, born March 31. who is living now with the wit- ness1 sister. Mrs. Frank Degealke. Dewey avenue. Buffalo. Three years ago bis left him and came west taking r.lieir son with her. Later, To Be Threshed In Southern Alberta, Is a Miller's Opinion G. W. Green on Saturday last made an extensive auto-trip to Raymond, thence to G-lenwood, and back to Raymond. He reports having .seen many fine'fields of wheat from. Ray- mond, to Glenwood. All of it is in stook, some are threshing already, but by next week threshing outfits will be in full blast. The crops will yield anywhere from.20 to 35 bushels to the acre. More than one field, he believed, would yield at least 35 busk els per .acre. Mr. Green further claims thai there will be a sufficient amount of wheat in Southern Albex- ta to supply the local demand, and this statement bears -considerable weight coming as it does from an elevator man who has kept himself well informed re crop conditions throughout the entire district. said Mr. Green, "were raging rather fiercely west of the Kootenay River, but no damage as yet been done in G-lenwood district." methods. G. Vennesland yesterday made a return trip to Barrhill. He stated miirrn nm if lhat considcrable raia has fallen in MILLS AND MABEE section thc countr> recently, which ought TO insure a supply, of fodder for this fall. Grass is corn- Ottawa, Aug. Mabee and Dr. Mills are two members of tbe railway commission who will bold a series of sittings of the hoard at points Vancouver, Vic- j toria, Lethbridge, Winnipeg and Fort William. The remaining members of the board under the presidency of Mr. D'Arcy Scott will hold their aut- sitting in Ottawa on Sept, 13. bearing that the boy was badly treat- ed, he followed and took him home j 3'n the west includin again. Magistrate Kealy in giving bis de- cision, said that while on the evidence he must certainly find tbe accused guilty of perjury on all three charges, he was sorry that Mrs, Edmundson bad not been be felt convinced that although she had committed the offence charged, she had acted en the instigation of some man. He thought that the man ought certainly be brought to justice, and he was sorry that the evidence bad not implicated him. He reserved sen- tence till Monday at 10 o'clock. Ml through the proceedings THOUSAND TONS OF HAY DESTROYED, O. T. Lathrop, field manager for the O, W. Kerr Co., states that the fire (fti the Coehrane ranch on Sunday swept a tract a mile and a half wide bushels to the acre. and ten miles long, burning one thous- and tons of hay. The fire vrss finally Mrs.! Beaded into the river by a fores Bdmundson paid nor. the slightest at: j who turned out to fight the flamen. ing along quite nicely. Several farm- ers are threshing, the yield running from 10 to 15 bushels per acre. There is1 also considerable fall wheat sowing being done. Quite recently a half- section of lacd has been disposed o? at Barrhill at a figure of per acre. 0. T. Lathrop, field manager for the O. W. Kerr Co., visited the company's large tract in 2-23, south of Cardston, last' week and found that district pros- perous and everybody nappy, R, H, Owen, vice-president of Tie company, has a 200 acre field of wheat that is estimated to go over 40 bushels to acre. Filling Bros, have just finished threshing 700 acres that averaged 28 Hay also is a good crop. The Kerr Co. are putting up 3500 tons. The A. R. I. brought a special irrdn of bay from Wool ford y ;