Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
SOLITARY MAN HELP UP A TRAIN Made a Big Haul But Dropped It Again Shooting Affray May Cause a Death St. John, N. B., -vug. des- perate shooting affray occurred this afternoon about one oclock hi Mc- Donald's camp near Plaster Eock i.n the line of the G T. F. when Sap me] Policy, an" Italian boss shot Jas. Gor- man, an Englishman in the !men, the bullet piercing.''the. unf, tunate man's bowels. Coffia ;tjjd Dr. Taylor, of Plaster Rock nnd Dr. Puddington of Great Falls as the re- aiult of ;a consultation 'decid'-'d t'o- operate in hope of saving "Gorman's life. At., a late hour: tonight, however, they had but slight hopes of suc- cess. It appears that., after dinner the who had been drinking got into an .altercation and fought. Gor- man irot the better of .the Italian and the latter retreating towards the bunk housfi got a 32 calbre revolver and fired at his antagonist, who, throw- ing up his hands, fell to the ground with a groan. Poliey made no attempt to. escape and three-quarters of an -hour after the shooting was arrested, by Con- stable Albert Bro'nad, who hurried him to Andover, where he, was placed in jail. PUBLIC SQUARE AND PARK AGREEMENTS City Will Soon Have Both Vfc Put UVIC On Square Fa., Aug. train hold up in true wild western style j occurred two miles west of here at j one o'clock this morning when a party of masked mt-n stopped the fast westbound express of the Pen- J nyslvania in the Narrows. The ex- press car was robbed of a sum esti- j mated as high as The robbers escaped. The crew of the resisted the robbers and one of the former -'.vas.shot through arm. The spot where the robbery occurred is an ideal location for a hold-up. The tracks occupy, a -nar- row strip oi land between the moun- tain -and the .Tuanita river. High timber covers the mountain and paths Joaxl to almost; impenetrable fastness- es in the woods. The robbers .placed an obstruction on the track and thfc engineer sighted it in time to save Arnold met A. M. Kanwn, the man- his train. The unusual stop brought aeinp director of the Alberta Railway the conductor forward. One of the Irrigation company and closed the masked men opened lire upon him deal with him very satisfactorily. and shot him through the hand. The According to the agreement arrived safe in the express car was taken at. the company will sell the lanrt to, from the car by them, but it was too heavy and unwieldly for them to handle and -they did not succeed in opening it. The train held up was Xo. 39. Tt left Philadelphia at nine o'clock last tthfibt and Harris-burg- at midnight. Philadelphia, Aug. to the Pennsylvania railroad in. this city say that one'lone robber accom- plished the hold-ip. "When the sharp explosion 01 the. cap on the track. The for the three hundred acre been closed. Henderson. Aid. Bowman, Hatch and Oliver and City Engineer DEATH AT ROCKY COULEE At an early hour on Wednesday the 25th inst., the late Miss j May Mulligan, telileSt daughter of. 1 David Mulligan, passed to, rest 'several weeks of intense suffering. The deceased who had not been enjoying the best of health for some time re- cently contracted a seemingly mild form ot measles which owing to her complications of a serious nature. In the city for an- aciv, but reserv- ing a strip thrre hundred feet ,-wide .iloug tlit- north and south sides yf the area. From thw, however, they will provide a street allowance one hundred feet which street the city is. to build and maintain. No definite arrangement was made with resrard tt> Uic1 water supply for the 1-ike. The city is, of course, rn tin- regular amount oi water that irons' tin-- purchase oi th-e land which brought the train to a stand- and'h was tacitly understood that the the ditches sufficit-ntly large, to carry it. All doubt- a? to the public square will'soon'be settled MS tht1 terms of -f tin- transfer are now beimr prppared. Tlv ugff'-im-ut will make it possible! for tlie city to erect -on square' its ow-i public bull dines The trans-' fer of tluj propi'i'ty will soon be in, the hands of the city when they will! be in a position to make arrangements and plans for building oil it anH mak- ing other permanent Improvements. All "the members' of 'the' 'committee with the company. still. a masked man stepped out of company would deliver their the bushes along the tracks and cov- water provided the cityVonade ered. the enginemeii with a revolver, them' with the weapon. moved along to the baggage car but could not open it. At the express car he compelled the Adams Express Company's messenger to open the door. The safe in the car contained S25.000 in gold and buljion. Realizing the need of assist- ance in getting- away with the money the robber .coolly called to the fire- man of. the train for help, and still wearing- his mask, gathered up some bags- of: money and with the fireman in the lead, also carrying bags of the coin, filed up the mountain side. Three: hundred yards away the two men laid their: burdens and .the fireman was ordered At this juncture several passengers who had been aroused by the unusual stop, came on the scene and encouraged the trainmen to resist. The robber open- ed fire, but only damage: was one. bullet went 'through the hand of Con- i ductor Isaac Pk. Poffenberger one of1'' ByFernie of money and fled to'the mountains, leaving 'practically all his booty where the fireman deposited it; money'is not yet; checked up, but it is believed that rcbre than. was taken. As some of the bags contain- ed each in pennies it is possible the robber is dragging one of these over the mountains. Railroad' de- tectives and' blood hounds' are JD, enjoined from tearing down-the tern- pursuit. Iporary structure occupied by Con- j tractor builder of the new DEATH OF POPULAR (post office; and W. S. Keay. internal YOUNG MANJrevenue collector. .This action is the [result of the effort of-the city to'has- sSpitc of all the kind hearted attention and medical aid, could do for her, time seemed to show no improve- ment, unfortunately, typhoid fr-ver sL'i in, to which cumbed. Her death, coming at the early age of twenty-oaf years, was HARVESTERS GET BIG WAGES Three Dollars a Day Paid By Farmers For Help Will Go To America To Get Back Cup Aujr. Week" j of speeches came to its? otlieial close today with president of thf Mixed a Gala Breakfast, given by the com- mittee of the organization in honor M. Aerial Com- mission, rffarmi the disappoint- ment of Fra-nce at the failure to re- the aviatoris. Bleriot attended j tain the Internatianal Cup and pro- with his arm in a sling, as a result of voiced a hearty TOUIK! of applaud his accident yesterday, and he and when :added: Henry Farman, the "Bui, I appropriate iwr luvM-if ami Glenn H. Curtis, th0 American, and [all Frenchmen the jerimrk of Hubert Latham, and Louis Paulham, the .French flyers, received ovations, when he 'tearaw! that Franct- had been defeated. This was, 'I will go the assemblage rising again and again i to America and win it b-ick.' During to cheer them. Marquih d> Pol- the banquet the Marquis de Polignac ignae, president of the committee, officially announced the results of the awards and prizes, and a series announced that. a second series of between aviators would be held August 21, 1910. Coulee, August farmers are well, nto the harvestng now. The appearances of a good yield have never been better. mo t of the have been in here about five years and good re- turns this year will fmake many o! them independent possessors of fortahle homes on farms ranging from a quarter to a section in size and all within, many much under twelve miles of one of three prospering The demand for is not being filled ht-ru Some jarmers ar pay- BUILDINGS HEARING THE MILLION MARK LOCAL BUDGET j A.M. Nanton -and- P. L. Naismith j of the A. R. I., went south on a j special train this -momimg -to look j over the line'and'ditches. j Hospital Sunday committee meets j at the' Barracks at eight j ing as high as three dollars'a day to _ have their "wheat shocked. One has decided to leave his unshocked.lsbftrP- The Jadies> committee will until it is threshed. at Mrs.-Waller Appleby's resi- ______ 'deuce. JLondon Road east, tomorrow All ladies will- Operations In Building Con- tinue Very Active Jotal Over SUFFERINd FOLLOWS (Wednesday) ijig to help with collecting ,boxes are MUCH MEXICAN DISASTER -ilonterfy. lowing the great flood the food sup- ph is a serious problem in the city ai the present- time and prices on WHEAT FILLED SCIENTISTS' Sessions Deal With Many Canadian Problems _ ta exhibit at the hastily nearly everj- article liave soared. Bale- unable fo hake the rfcrular I grain there to be used in the Alberta shock to her beloved and also her many young friends of the community, among whom" she was highly respected. The funeral which was largely discuss "wheat" will probably remain the most interesting and -the most profitable gathering of the Winnipeg meeting so far as Western Canada is- concerned. Xo less than nine were read before the united sections and it is not too much .to say that they conveyed the last word as to wheat. Eminent chemists read pa- pers on the methods of determining the baking- strength of wheat, botan- ists and. agriculturists discussed the' yield composition "of the cereal, an able German, botanist pre- sented a paper' on .the origin'of wheat. Among other thiags-the mer- its of Marquis wheat were it being claimed for this spedes that it possessed all the- good qualities ot Red JFyfe, while ibeittg -heavier in., yield and earlier' in. maturing. In the-v zoological section'the old and entlv interminable to- wafer. Food and -water famine is is no drinking jAccompany. They went out in the country- today to show 3tr. Illiag- worth some of the country under; irri- gation. They will go north tomor- unlus? trains f nflrth verv come ones by the whole conrmunitv. conditions in Mnntercy will be most sprious fur all, rich and poor alike. total amount of building per- mits for the mouth uf August, in- eluding the city power house at with August is usually a slack month but the figures above t-ell a very creditable for Leth- bridge. The total for the eight months of the year now Building activities are apparently OI- the earth was revived and increasing daily. permits Avere tte conflicting views ably stated. In taken out this rn or ling. the mathematical-and physical science J. J3. Storey will build a two-storey scction the president, Sir J. J- brick dwelling in Arciyl" S- tu cost j Thompson was heard activ- j ity. The sectional president, Prof.-E- Pete Ash croft will put (up a two-JHutherford, gave it as his "opinion storey residency -on liompas St. at (that the next step in physics would a cost of _ the investigation of positively' Hotson leader hus pi ruiit for charged atom of radio -activity a 52.500 concrete dwelling on Guiii-iies. In. connection with the ues St. and AV. Ruins row to see the cpmpany's work that j dwelling at a of is being done. _ TOWN OF--SEVEN PERSONS IS VERY'- BUSY CENTRE OF LARGE DISTRICT All Have Good Crops Tree Growing a Feature Have Kick About tha Mail Service Too il 15. He hiis 1- across the road. He has a LEAVES CITY. J. McDIARMID S Tlus afternoon and Mrs. S. J. I'McDiaruud and their fainil.v left for Salmon Arm. B C.. where -they will brick J braphical section, A. O. Wheeler, pre-f' i sident of the Alpine -Ciub delivered a lantern lecture in the- university building on the Rockies. Before the physiolo-gical sec tion Prof. Vincent, Mrs. "W. H. Thompson and other investigatora the results- of their researches. reside on their fruit farm and where Mr. McDiarmid purposes having 'store as well. Thev have "res! clod into various phases of ductless lands- A. B. T. Co. They will be i missed circles of Wesley church An" interesting speculation was made as to animal and vegetable cells be- with opposite kinds of" Prof. A. B. Clark, the much occupant of the new chair of political economy at .Manitoba University, in- CFroni the Herald's Travelling hetv about Vp Correspondent) j acres of crop on Seven Persons, Aug. Oats, were sown about spring breaking. house 12x20 with a ki'tchen: frame 12x14-. McDiarmid having been treasurer of the official for thirteen itxprVssed themselves as; being well.) (j.ay-s drive was most enjoyable even i are tt fine crop now in pleased with .the arrangements made j though a rain storm com'ixjlled us .to never saw a nicer garde j and a frame stable- J. A. 1 and the-stock. He garden to be plant-' west of Seven Persons, has eigHt He lias a well thirty feet acres of oats a good crop and an. av- jvears. Before his departure the other WOULD HASTEN" THE BIEDING feet in length He has broken Ceuncil-Visited By An- other RFC (Special to the" Herald) Fernie, Aug. city has been. shelter in a barn. Still there is'ed so Ian- the same old story of grain and deep with four feev of soft water, jerage of three breaking and fine gardens. The seen- i -Mr: Caton says he .would not swap spring breaking. ery of the valley of the Seven Persons, his half section here for the half he acres altogether this year, and he ex- Creek adds a pleasing variety not j just sokl in Dakota., one quarter ot found in some other settlements j which .sold the other 'Crop next year. He has a well eight- w-here there is a straight skv line. for He has broken over 50 j From Whfrla the Herald represent-: acres this year and wants to have plenty of water as the last five feet ative south for about seven i 100 acres in crop ne.xt year. His two miles, then, swinging eastwards turn-j "have a homestead, each just ed north to Seven Persons. But ,che .settlement extends far away to the south, yes even as far as the bound- j ary. Today a settler from forty miles out was in town for a. load of supplies', and this morning another started on his sixty mile walk south to his homestead. Manv settlers take two days to corre to Seven Persons Piper, who lives seven miles j members of the board presented Mr. McDiarmid with a roller-top desk as a token ..of their appreciation troduced himself most auspiciously by a paper on preferential duties. He revealed himself, "as a free 'pects to have one' hundred acres of 'Crop nexrt, year. He has a well eight- 50 feet deep. He expects to have i feet were through quicksand. 3Ir. Piper' lost his team of bay mares one bran- ------------ided circle M and the other W bar. pjgint 's offering a reward of S25 for 'information resulting in services. Port Arthur, Out.. _ itors of the new western, dry dock and j ship buildin? company who have .heir recov- Piper has a fine garden and fine. on spring breaking. The corn is five feet high and cantaloupe five inches In diameter, and lots of from Cleveland, Duluth j cucumbers, and not a bit of and Chicago state that- work of con- to'.get their .mail and supplies. N. Caiton. who lives miles southwest of Seven Persons, just set- sitniction will commence (inside of frost up to Aug. 27. He has forty acres of i'a.11 wheat and up about four I two weeks on a plant to COST or five inches. 000 at- Bare Point. (Continued on Page Four.) Arthur Mitchell Succumbs to Appen- ten the completion of the post office. dicitis This Morning One of Lethhridge'd popular j men succumbed before the grim reap- ej this morning when-Arthur Mitchell rcsideace died, having unsuccessfully under-. an operation for appendicitis. The deceased was a drug clerk in the employ of the Alberta Drug Book Co.. and was only twenty-four years of age. His home was in The tire brigade was called down, into the annex last night at 10.40 to put -out a fire that-had been started the upper story of Mr. Wright's near the old recreation Arthur, Ont., where the body will' be shipped. ..Hi1 was a Independent Order The members "of tht member of the of Oddfellows, lodge are requested to meet at the I. 0. 0. F. Hall this evening at 7.30 to accom- pany the body which is now at Addison parlors, to the station. the No More Water For Boulevards The city boulevards will have to look after themselves arid trust to t Providence for refreshing showers for the remainder of this season for Chief Gardener Mitchell has received in- structions not to use any more water on The hose has been gather- ed up a-nd packed away. j grounds. Wilfred Wright had been de- veloping photograph negatives when in some way his light was over- turned setting fire to some inilamablo j matter -near, and before.the flames; were extinguished by-the fire brigade with their chemical engine, co the house and the ex- tent of S600 nad been done.; 'The loss is fully covered by insurance, how- ever, and the family, ill.) afford the Ipss. been heavy i losers last year, "trill be.recuped. I After the fire laddies had got back home and comfortably tucked in. bed again, they were summoned back to the same place to -extinguish flames which had again forth in the attic. This time they did good job and were permitted to slumber peace- fully till, morning. The preliminary examination, of Struthcrs, charged with inccndaryism in connection with the burning of his store on the 'morning of the 16th, was begun before Magistrate Whlm- ster-'and adjourned to; Wednesday morning. A. I. Fishc-r is prosecuting .P., Is de- and W. R. Ross. K.C., fending Struthers. Chief Joe Healy and MarJKal George "Houk leading the Indian Parade at the Lethbridge Fair, Photo by the British Colonial Photographic Co. 3 '...a: AGED PREACHER BELATED FEE Millionaire Pays a Wedding Fee After Forty Years Seattle, Wash., Aug. Gates, financier and mining operat- or, was about to board his private car here yesterday when a. white haired man. who had grown old preaching Local scholars complimented Mix Clark on Ms paper and expressed' the- of his J belief that he would "assist materially in solving western economic problems. The session was notable for utter ance of an pld country conservative- free trader who declared that "the in- fant industry became in -due course' ft remittance man, a blackmailer 'and' a sponge. :Yesterday afternoon, visits were by members of the association to the- Westera Canada Flour Mills, the C_ JSf. shops, and the pressure plant. A large number took the special train out to the mills and the shops. Last night the local Ma- sons tendered a banquet to their brethren in the British, association. t After private ceremonies at the Ma- sonic Temple, some three hundred r hosts and guests sat down to a Ma- sonic banquet in Manitoba hall', over which, His Grace Archbishop Uiatfoe- son presided. At the Mariaggi. -the geologists of the association gathered hist night in lighter vein and delighted one another with pale- ozoic eloquence. At the Royal Alex- the gospel, stepped up to him and accosted him. Mr. Gates quickly rec- ognized him as the JRrv. Mr. Foster, _______________ who forty years ago as minister the tendered to the as- i -W i _ j. O4 '1 _ andra a brilliant scene was the Methodist Church in St. Charles, Ills., married him to Delia Baker. "When you married IKS, I gave you a S5 fee. but I'll make up for it sociation bv the local executive com- mittee. At Prof.' and the agricultural college- Mrs. W. J. Black enter- tained a number of visitors who. said Mr. Gates, as he wrote I cheque for and handed i the minister. it to NORTH WARD NEWS 6 Wm. Carter had an unfortunate j accident on Saturday. While' handling j goods at the Bentley Co. warehouse, j a barrel of salt fell on his lee, break- in? it. above tho ankU-. H? is staying at his home on Rachael St. and is progressing favorably. Ralph Davison spent Sunday at F German's ranch. A young boy from Raymond was op- i crated on for appendicitis Sunday- at Miss Dainty's private maternity hos- He is doing well. Mrs. Douglas has received a ship- i.rnunt of lovely fall hats ready to i wear and otherwise. Also a nice as- i sortnicnt, of Watch for the 15} showed much interest in the grounds and buildings of the college. In Walker theatre last night Prof. H.B. Dixon delivered his Popular lecture on ''The Chemistry of Flame." to a crowded house. Wilfred Simin, who' is sinking, the city's shaft in the river bottom, states j that he has reached the slate. j Tho North Ward Boys' Football team will play the town boys on the public square on Labor Day, RAIN IN KANSAS Wellton, Kansas, Aug. weeks' drought was broken last night by a two-inch rain. Reports'are gen- oral of a downpour extending into. Northern Oklahoma, Twenty Three Summons Out Twenty-three summonses have been- issued "in connection with trespassing' on the boulevards in the past few- days. These cases will -before the Magistrate -on Saturday. More ar- reste will follow if this is .not, more strictly observed. Seven esses; were taken up yesterday and all fiiu fd and costs.