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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald 'Volume III. Lethbridge, Alta., Thursday, August AN AUTO RAN OVER A Driver of the Machine Was Fined in Police Court An automobile attended with serious injuries to William Ma- thews, 222. Westminster road, occur- red in front of the latter's residence, in North Lethbridge about 9 o'clock j last night. As near as can be ascertained Mr. Mathews beside the au- tomobile belonging to J. W. Boulton, assisting to remove some rugs and other things from the (rear seat when another automobile belonging to A. W. Kings, of the Western Canada Ag- ency, and driven by A. S. Cook, a gasoline engineer, crashed into them, knocking Mr. Mathews down, passing completely over him and carrying him about twenty feet down the street. Unaware that he had done anything but graze another car, Cook kept his machine going and.-failed to heed the calls of Wm. Boulton, who running af- ter and hanging oh to the- rear of the car, yelled, stop you've run over somebody." While hanging on, however, the latter was able to discern the number of the car which was 68. The police were "phon- ed and in a very short time they had Cook arrested, charged with. driving a car recklessly, and later released him on bail until this morning. Meanwhile, Mr. Mathews was re- moved to his residence and medical attention called. He was found to be suffering from severe bruises and shock, but no bones' were broken.. The cause of the accident is hard to say. In the police court this morning when Cook was fined and costs, for driving without lights, he said he had no idea he had run over anyone until the police arrested him. Mr. Boulton says his car. was lit up brightly, and Cook may have been dazed by its brightness as he ap- proached, for he paid no attention to their crys both before and after the accident. The street is very poorly lighted and the- line of light poles renders the street very dangerous in any case. Cook explained at the police court this morning that he was returning from Coaldale, where he had gone to fix a gasoline tractor, and.had been detained later than he expected or he would not have been driving with- Number 216 CONTRACT FOR NEW BUILDING W. H. Holt was this morning the contract for the Bentiey Company's new building on the lot immediately adjoining their present three-storey block. The contract qalls lor the erection of the first storey of a three-storey building covering the whole lot, and replacing the wall which will separate the old and new buildings on the ground floor by iron columns, thus making one large store with 50 feet frontage and 125 feet deep.' E. E. Carver is the architect TAFT IS FOR A REVISION OF TARIFF Roosevelt Makes His Position Quite Clear Utica, N. y., Aug. Roosevelt; wound up the first day of his pilgrimage into the west by plac- RUSSIAN Will, FIGHT TO A I ing himself directly in opposition to and the work is to commence at once. This is the fourth brick business jVice President Sherman, block the contract for the construe- Speaking today in the tion of which Contractor Holt secured this season. ITAL1AN DREADNOUGHT LAUNCHED has dent's own county he warmly indors- ,ed State Senator -Frederick DaVen- j port, who is a staunch progressive j and whom Mr. Sherman has said that he would not support. Mr. Sherman, ,..__; out of town today and Naples, Aug. 22.-The first Italian see Colonel Roosevell The city police yesterday afternoon, from Acting Chief Sullivan, of Spokane, received a telegram say- ing he arrested Jas. D. Galla- gher, wanted at Grassy Lake, and that he would waive extradition pro- ceedings. The warrant for Gallagher's arrest having been issued by the Mounted Police, Sullivan's telegram was referred to them and a man will likely be sent to bring Gallagher back. Gallagher is wanted at Grassy Lake vice presi- it will answer the charge of selling and obtaining cash for horses which .were unpaid for, and on which lien notes were held by the F. E. Mason Land Co., from whom Gallagher had -obtained the horses, not! He, disappeared about -the time the FINISH Dreadnought, the Dante Alighieri was launched .Saturday at the Castallam- maare Navy Yards in the presence of the King and Queen. out lights. He had three other gen- tlemen in car. Inspector West in assessing the fine of So said that Cook was to under- stand that it did not prevent any further action that might be taken by the injured party Mathews or the owner of the other car for dam- ages, but was simply for driving without lights. Seen by the Herald representative j this morning, Mr. Mathews' condi- tion is indeed somewhat serious. Be-! sides the internal injuries he is badly scratched about the face, and the back of his head presents quite a gash. Mr. Mathews stated that if the chauffeur had wished he might have averted the accident by stopping the auto. "I grabbed and hung on to the said Mr. Mathews, "and was dragged several feet. I yelled to the driver to stop. Feeling no slacken- ing in the speed I could hold out no longer and dropped, and both wheels passed over my body. It was hind wheel that hurt the most.' A REAR END COLLISION ON tlP. Durand, Mich., Aug. pass- engers are known to have been killed and many are reported to have been injured the Grand Trunk passenger train No. 4, crashed into No.. 14, the Chicago-Montreal train, two miles east of here. Thisteen passengers were in the rear sleeper of No. 14, which is reported thrown from the right of way, and partially burned. Two unidentified dead bod- ies have been recovered and two- are known to have -been burned. A relief train carrying physicians and Grand Colonel Roosevelt reached Summit park, a summer resort overlooking the Mohawk river, late today. Ten thousand persons attending the grange picnic raised a cheer as the ex-president appeared. 'Catching sight of Senator Daven- port, Colonel Roosevelt greeted him, warmly. As soon as he began his speech, he turned to the senator and said I am glad to see you on the'plat- form, Senator Davenport. The only, kind of politics I care for is the kind of politics in which decency is com- bined with efficiency. I hold that the only way in which- a politician can really serve his party is by helping that party efficiently to serve the people. Because the senator and the men who have acted with him have j T stood for this principle I am glad to j T be on the platform with Mm." j T There was great cheering and when the colonel could be heard again he said "You will at least notice that my utterances are free from Taft For Tariff Revision Beverly, Mass., Aug. warrant was issued, and all trace of him was lost. Word came later from Calgary of a man in that city who had issued cheques on a 'Grassy.Lake bank in the name of Jas. A. Gallagher, and had then de- camped. _ AND FOURTEEN Taft's keynote speech for-.the congres- sional campaign became known here today. The president will favor fur- Trunk officials and opera- tors have left for the wreck, but no direct wire. communication has as yet 'been established. A relief train left Battle Creek for the scene of the wreck shortly before one o'clock. En- gineer Mitchell and fireman, of Bat- tle Creek, are reported fatally injur- ed. Flint, Mich., Aug. sole survivor here of the Grand Trunk wreck is Clinton A: Davis, 226 Stan- ley street, Montreal. He was on his way .from Fargo, N. D., -with his mother, who invalid, and a Wallace, Idatio, Aug. The known result of forest -fires ,4re- distributed as "follows: Forks, 30; at A very, 12; Big. Creek, Pine Solzer Creek 20; Bullion 8; Rock Creek, 20. Missing, 74. Some of those dead have: been re- ported before. i trained nurse. Hf? states that both j tion at home and abroad. Only While'he is still convinced that the i n Payne-Aldrich law is the best tariff' DEFENCE BILL __ A mi_ T-V n law the country has ha-d up to this time, he has at last reached the con- clusion that there is decided room for improvement. Mr. Taft does not propose that busi ness shall be upset by another whole- sale revision, but will recommend to congress that individual schedules in the tariff system be taken up separ- ately and be disposed of on a scienti- fic basis. The new revision is to be based upon the findings of the tariff 'commission as to the cost of produc- of these were burned to death in the fire and their bodies could not be re- covered. He is burned also about the face and cut in several places and may not recover. fair profit is to be allowed the Amer- ican producers. "Extortionate and unreasonable pro fits, the president declares, are to be tolerated no longer." Melbourne, Aug. Defence Bill is unanimously .praised as the best measure of its kind ever presented to Australian parliament. Universal sat- isfaction is expressed at establishment of efficient defence measures. It agreed that the bill realizes the con- dition of affairs Lord Kitchener con- templated. Claims he is a Refugee and Not a Mur- derer Winnipeg, Aug. Fedor- enko, a big Russian who was arrested here a few days ago after eluding the police of three continents for three years, intends to make a strong fight against extradition to Russia. He is held on charges of robbery, arson and murder and his preliminary hearing has been fixed for Tuesday next.. The Russian Freedom League has interest- ed itself in Fedorenko's case, and will do its utmost to prevent him.from be- ing sent back. Saltzman, a member of- the local branch of the league and himself a political "Fedorenko is not a murderer; he is a political refugee for whom the Rus- sian government has been searching for years. Charges on which he is now detained have been trumped up and there will be no difficulty in prov- ing them false. The Freedom League will spend .thousands of dollars to i'ight the case and secure the liberty of the prisoner." According to Saltzman. Fedorenko was at one time- manager of a large estate in the 'village of Pavlovka, in Russia. He took up the cause of the and was especially act- ive during troublesome times in 1905. He organized peasants of the district and distributed revolutionary litera- ture. Towards the end of 1907 .he learned -that the police had proofs of his connection with the agitation and that his life was in danger. Agents of the Freedom League supplied him with a fake passport, by means of which he was enabled'to cross the border into Austria. He spent some .time in Vienna and afterwards made his way to the Argentine Republic. From there he eventually drifted to Winnipeg. NEW R. C. CHURCH FORFERNIE (Special to the Forme, B. C., August 24. Archbishop N. McNeil and Father Welch, of the Roman Catholic'church, were in town today in conference with Father Mitchel, of this parish, regarding the .proposed new church building. Plans for this structure are under- :oiBg some changes and active work upon the building will be delayed un- til all details have been definitely set- tled. INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES Aug. report, that the Admiralty is contemplating experi- ments with warships fitted with in- ternal combustion engines 'has created great interest in the naval world. No official confirmation of the report is obtainable however.- In the best-in- formed parts in Portsmouth if. is claimed that the Admiralty is -trying to'evolve an internal combustion en- gine of ten thousand horse power, which if successful will first be tried On an armored cruiser. ATTEMPTED TO WRECK FAST TRAIN A Narrow Escape For the Milwaukee Flyer Aug. 25.-A plot to wreck Milwaukee Flyer within- miles of Chics ?o and forty. perpetrate "a holdup aaa Jesse James has been re-: vealed -by the authorities of jau. RUNNING RIGHTS OVER C. N. R. 'Ottawa, Aug. Sept. 13 the railway board will hear -an applica- tion which is being made by the Trans continental Railway Commission to secure running rights over the Can- adian Northern through the City of Winnipeg pending building of its own I FAMILY HAD A m Berlin. Aug. speech delivered Emperor. _ William, :tert years "ago at the private unveiling of memorial to Countess Alvensleben, is published today for .the first time. The Kaiser addressed sons of the Countess, ser- iously, and told them that all.-mem- 'bers of their family had a giddy vein'. would be necessary for them, how- ever, to make their own way in -the world and circumstan- ces were not take life easily. they could The young-1 Counts thus admonished, emigrated ,-to Can- ada where they are now .at Vancouver and Victoria. The Emperor takes a great interest in them and rejoices in the success of his proteges. PLUNGED INTO OCEAN Halifax, Aug.. the steamer City of Ghent was going down the harbor this morning hound for eas- line. This connection is necessary initera points, John Peterson, one of the DK. CHOWN ELECTED A SUPERINTENDENT Victoria, Aug. order of a young man of marked executive abil- tmsiness at the general conference to- day was the election of connexional officers. The work has "been complet- ed and every officer was selected on the first ballot by a large majority. ity. who has an intimate knowledg. of foreign missions, having only re- cently covered a greater part of Asia in order to acquaint himself with the work. Dr. Shore was assistant to Dr. Besides the elections of two super-' Sutherland for four years. intendents. Rev. Drs. Carman and Chown, the following were elected: Secretary of Home Missions, Rev. tne Jas. Allen, D.D. SURVEYORS DEAYED BY FIRES (Special to the Pincher Creek, Aug. delay in the survey work connected with the new railroad has been caused by the smoke from recent fires and stormy weather. All the surveyors are expected to return here today or tomorrow, when a revised plan of the route will be prepared and submitted to the Department of Railways at Ottawa for inspection and approval. On its return here -contracts for the construction of the line will be let at once. There is no boom in business here yet, but when the work of construc- tion begins things are expected to hum. On several occasions of late ihe hotels have had their accommo- dation facilities taxed to the limit. It is likely to be a good deal more so when grading starts. The storekeepers' half holiday on Wednesdays comes next week. Secretary of Foreign llissions. Rev. T. E. E. Shore, D.D. Secretary of Education, Rev. J. Graham, D.D. Secretary of Temperance and Mor- al Reform, Rev. T. Albert Moore D.R Book Steward at Toronto, Rev. W. Briggs, 2XD. Editor of .the Christian Guardian, Kev. W. B. Creighton, h'ditor of S. S. Periodicals, Rev. A. Crews, D.D. Secretary of S. S. and Epworth Lea- gues, Rev. S. T. Bartlett, B.A. Editor of the Wesleyan at Halifax, Rev. D. W. Johnson D.D.', unanimously. Book Steward at Halifax, F. wJ Alosher, unanimously Honorary Lay Treasurer of ary Fund. H. H. Fadger, Esq., unan- imously. Rev. Dr. Chown, the new general superintendent, has gained a Domin- Dr. T.'.A. Moore, Dr. Chown's suc- cessor in the moral reform depart- ment, has been chief secretary of the Lord's Day Alliance in Canada. It is a noteworthy fact chat Rev. Dr. Shear- er, whom Mr. Moore succeeded as sec- retary of the Lord's Day Alliance, be- came secretary of moral reform in the Jfresbyterian church. order to give the National Transcon- crew. tinental Railway a through line ce overboard. which grain can be carried from Ed- ne was never seen again-, monton to Fort William. PERMITS TO BUILD Jos. Heighson. addition, Orchid, -W. L. Marshall, dwelling, Agnew. Geo. Heighes, barn. Duke. went to, the'-rail and plunged Boats, were lowered but He was 26 years of age and belonged to Norway. SNOW IN THE NORTH Edmonton, Aug. of an inch of snow fell here on Monday. Eight -inches fell at Edson, west of here. AFTER NEXT YEAR'S PROVINCIAL FAIR A youth was. caught in the. act'of placing ties the tracks of the cago and Northwestern Railroad com- pany Saturday night. He was arrest- ed. Three companions who were with him escaped. -The- "flyer" flashed by the scene of the arrest a few''minutes after the police, Patrick- Zamatta, old. 'a section hand, is ;the one .under arrest. He is said to have admitted to 'wreck the train. 'He "refused to give the- names of or any information regarding" himself.'. A search of the section .gang-camps in, the vicinity failed to disclose 'tie'iden- tity of his companions. First. Attempt Tuesday Night The police say, the gang" made.-ffie lirst attempt to wreck the train-last Tuesday night ,At that time awateh- man found that ties had fteen.placed on, .the' tracks over which the. "flyer" was due to pass. He removed .them 'before harm had been caused to the' train and the passengers. The second attempt was made-Fri- day- .night :A sllort time gassed North Waukegan it was found that a fish plate had been unscrewed; on the tracks, over which it .passed., -It is .believed.that the men attempted, -to "spread" the rails at -this point .and, were .frightened away Before, they, had ;succeeded in loosen- ing them. -Saturday .nightv detectives in the passengers. A track walker precedes the train about half an hour. The men waited until after he had passed on tie nights that they attempted to the obstructions on the tracks. NO OPPONENT FOR DOBBIE AS MAYOR The statement of expenditures and receipts of the fair just passed as sub mitted to the fair directors by Secre- tary McNicol last night showed ex- penses of with receipts of ion-wide reputation as secretary of j or a deficit of temperance and moral reform, and in that capacity gained a high reputation The original estimate, based on the [and material used. _ this deficit the grant of al- ready made by the city, is not includ ed, and the amount to be met is thus reduced by that sum. It can also be reduced further by the -sum of the estimated salvage on new lumber upon their new grounds. He did not consider it good business of course to j draw upon capital account, .hut it had 1 to be done. j It was pointed out that the society Johnston, Geo. Houk, T. S. McKen- zie, W. B. Burnett, A. E. Easton and Secretary-treasurer J. W. McNicol. SALE OF PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE HOTEL nonage la Prairie, Aug. 24. A bi for Statesmanship Premier McBride I- T, idea that, the fair would have been The and individual bills has had with him bi-a tribute o ui-j.a utuuns his uia i Were Sone carefull-v the dircc- month' and that has about the proceeds of the j hotel deal was closed out at noon to- sale of lots on the old grounds, draw" j ctay when Phil. Cook sold the Empire ing interest at 6 per cent, accumu- hotel here to Will Hogan, Co.Tuer pro- lating at about the rate 'of S250 a prletor of the Marriaggi hotel at Port re- Arthur. The deal was DUI through i. i Luiuugii reasons for the in- 1 tors and considerable discussion took j quired for use upon the grounds it iby .Thomas A. Montgomery and the ability. Dr. Chown belongs to one of the leading families of Kingston. Ont.., and during his career as a pastor fill- ed some of the leading pulpits of the denomination. Rev. T. E. E. Shore, the new chief crease for this deficit, as was clearly i place on several items, particularly j would help considerably to make up pointed out in the secretary's report i the bins 01 teamsters. I tine was having to use the old so deficit. The report and state- The president remarked that- it i mont was finally adopted, a draft to grounds, and the exhibits oeing so i takes money to run a fair right and i the amount required to cover the de- heavy, new buildings and cleaning up and re-arranging work to the extent of about had to be carried out secretary of foreign missions and sue-; would have been unnecessary cessor to the noted Dr. Sutherland, is :naa tbe ncw grounds been used. In nothing but praise had been beard for their efforts this year. In regard to the deficit, it meant that they would be out that amount on the capital which they hoped to be able to expend ficit ordered made upon the city, to be charged to the society's account, the government grant to be as- signed to the city for collection. (Continued on page consideration was The Em- pire hotel is located on Main street near the station and is a first class hotel in every particular. It was'built several years by Mr. Cook and has been conducted by him ever since.' Mr. Cook will probably purchase else- where although he has made no an- nouncement as yet. (Special to the Piacher Creek, Aug. nom- inations which took, place here today for the ofilce of mayor resulted in the election of W. R. Dobbie, by accla- mation, no other names being.offered. At the expiration of the time allow- ed for nominations, and after Mr. Dobbie had been duly declared elected, the new mayor made a brief but busi- ness-like address. When-he had thank- ed those who had been the means of introducing him as a candidate, he went on to sat that ie would fill the office of Mayor to the best of his ability, and afterwards said that i! the ratepayers did not find him suit- able during the rnonshs which would elapse between now and the regular municipal elections they could replace him with a better man. His few re- marks were of a practical and straightforward character that are a. good omen of a capable fulfilment of. the duties be has assumed. ;