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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta mflv tt ife v tt Lethbndge Daily Volume IV. Lttthbridgc, Alberta, Saturday, December 2, Number 298. TABER BOARD OF TRADE AT THEJBANQUET TABLE Bright Business Men of Hustling Town Dilate on Present Achievement and Predict a Glorious Future Wealth in Coal and Agriculture CIVILIZED WORLD STUNNED BY THE TERMINATION OF M'NAMARA TRIAL (By a Slaff Reporter) "Taller Paves I ho Anyone who hat! the good forlimo (o utteiHl the second annual ImmiueL of ilwi Tuber Uoard of Trade, hold In the Palace Hotel -tin-re, last night, will readily acquiesce to the opin- ion that In so far a-s Unit body'to con- cerned tho slogun may lie applied ciuiiu During the past year Tiilrsr lias gained an enviable reputation among tiie progressive of Scutheiii Alberta, and it' Uie sentiinonts expressed last night may be taken as any criterion of what from Win. Cousins, .Medicine Mitt: T. J. S. Skinner and President G-eorge- son, the Calgary Hoard of Trade, and a1bo from President Match and B. A. Cuimluglifliu oi' the Jx'thhndjio Hoard. All wires, however, contained expressions of good will and congrat- ulations to -Hie Taber Hoard. After a song hy A. Prlnrrose, tho toast to -the Southern Alberta sociateil Hoards of Trade was honor- ed, and Dr. Leech, the founder of the organization, ro-se in reply. The doc- tor made a very forcible address in which ho pointed out "the benefits to be derived from concerted action Brothers Charged With Blowing up The Los Angeles Times 'Building john Anderson Taken Into Custody on Crabb and Causing the Death of Twenty-one People Confess Their- Guilt on The Advice of Counsel-Denouement Came as Stunning Surprise- Organized Labor Believing Men to be Innocent Had Collected Over Two Millions for the Defense Fund-Will Prisoners Escape Gallows? ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE IN V CALGARY MURDER CASE Street This Afternoon Believed to Know Something About the Middleton Tragedy The Climax Behind the Iron bars a-t the police station, with a special guard in charge, is John .M. Is good grounds by "tlio Cal- ling. They wanted it cleared up and gurv police to be an accomplice to the court cleared without further bloodshed. Ot Of j0hn jiiddleton In the thriving young town of nearly throe thousand people. Seven years hence, It may Da larger than betlibridge." Shortly after ten o'clock, close to one hundred members and guests of (he Taller Board ot Trade sat down to a beautifully arranged banquet hoard which was under the special direction of Mine Host Dofohs. to par- take of tho hospitality or this thriving young example of Tabor's progressive- ness. At tne head of tho table sat G. 15 Ewing, the relirlng president of the Board, with Mr. Wilson, general manager of the Consolidated Coal Co. who was present representing the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, on his right, and Win. S, Russell, presi- dent elect of the Board on his left. the many good tilings to be had were sampled to tlie satisfaction of all present, and the loast to his Majesty King George had been duly honored, Tonstma-otor Ewing rose, and in his usual eloquent way extend- ed the thanks of -the executive to the guests of the Board on the occa- sion of their second annual banquet. I-le also thanked the members for tlie .hearty support which had been accorded him while be had the honor of representing them us president, and bespoke for -his successor the Slime treatment at their hands. The work of the Board had always been In the best Interests of anything which was for the upbuilding of Ta- her, and it was a medium for the transaction In a non-executive way, of the business of the town. ProjreM Is the Watchword of Southern Alberta. Taber has been no exception, and as an evidence of their progress he pointed to the fact that the membership of the Bua-rd had increased oho hundred per cent. MACLEAN IN in h' the. plea 13. and John J. tried." District Attorney Fredericks arose i An immense sum totalling two and the prisoner did likewise. "Von [million dollars, has been accumulated have been arraigned, .lames B. Mc.NV 1 organized labor lor the dcii-nce ami said Fredericks, "and here- jssm.d last njght ill the thirteen months which have tolore entered a plea of guilty, do him- you answer guilty every member of organised cent of the crime, nnd those noi belong to and no pnr- i feelings, awaited the evidcncu. "John if. Anderson, 47, 5 feet 9, fair complexion, full face, 180 pounds, black soft hat, biack overcoat, jewelry peddlar. ArreaL on suspicion, murder. If arrested, wire at my expense." Since then tho police have koopln watch for this man. would recommend life im- for James It., and that Wa8 to begin his work of pod- .J. probably would have to serve dlliig Jewelry. a short term. I His arrest was brought about in the General Otis Speaks following manner. Yestenlay Chief Los Angeles, Dec. Har-; (illlespie received'a wire from Chief i-ison- firey (His, publisher oi the Mackie at Calgary reading as follows: i elapsed since the awful criir.e, drods oi thousands of dollars have j "Yes, been spent in collecting evidence both mara. for the state and defence. For many j Wants Move Made to Reduce Railway and Telegraph Rates Ottawa, Out., IH'C. an- nouncement was inadu that an agreement had been reached, by which parliament Mill adjourn on Thursday, Dec. 7 to -Ian. The ad- journment is taken largely 'at the re- quest of the Ontario members, who wish to take hand in the provincial elections. The request lias been ac- ceded to due to the [act of the forty-eight millions of estimates left over by the late government. Leg- islation will be introduced and the opposition will bring up a number oi questions for discussion including, dis- missal oi public servants, which will be the subject of the debate on Mon- day. There was a two hours' debate based on a speech by W. F1. Maclean in advocacy of government action to reduce freight, passenger, ti-leplione and telegraph rates. lie advocated that tlie installation of a parcel post service, and owned tX'le- answered .James B. McNa- minutes after court declaring that IIP had never denied the right of laborers of all classes to or- guniv.e and act lawfully and that the 'more enlightened leaders among Soci- iiiLiiui .iiLn and Labor unions found theni- wceks the stale and defence, have been greatest criminal selves unnerved and unmanned, nnd in keen contest in the empanelling oi OI- limi-s had ended so. For this reason pressure brought a jury, and there is no doubt the that many oi those interest-i upon the accused TnenTo'epntess. world was prepared for one of the {ilc caKI, djj not it 1V.IS "TlicTrcsulf may" he' to most bitterly contested trials in the ,0 happen. The prisoners were j be of great service to organized la- history of criminal annals. 1 taken back to jail. Judge Walter hor ilscff criminal Organized labor conducted scientific Bordwcll retired to his chambers and and monopolistic element may go on investigations and had reached opposing counsel went to their j in a career the like of which it can itive conclusion that the catastrophe rooms. never achieve by making itself nn ally caused by the explosion of gas j "The McNTnmaras have pleaded 'of violence, prescription monopoly and. guilty, because they were and not by a bomb. It Was a Shock was District Attorney .John Fred- Last night's denouement therefore cricks' comnA'llt. came as a stunning shock to the i His Counsel Speaks says the statement. Attitude of the A. F. L. Washington, U. 0., Dec. Lnhor leaders at the; national head- DAY OF REST FOR THE TOILER Declared Object of Lords' Day v' Meeting Toronto, Dec. the annual iriends of tin1 and as an "If have seen anyway out of it intense surprise to the public. Just: we would not have done said At- 01 what led to the sudden decision to' torney Clarence 8. Darrow after! night upon the unexpected turn 'confess is a matter of conjecture, but. court. "We've had it under consid- n Hairs in the MoNamara case, nor its, i ,'manv prosecutions undertaken during I the most generally accepted theory, oration since a week ago Monday. T'm hearing ujion the cause oi organized thQ f result tilese prose- quarters oi the American Federation of Labor would.neither, comment to- meftlns ot tho Day Alliance, held yesterday at the Metropolitan '1' f realized glad it's over said Mr. Dar- lal'or. Secretary Frank Morrison, of the state iiad woven a chain of now with a sigh. "We've been the Federation, refused in Mr. (iom-ji, cutions had been that no. longer forced to work on construction convicting evidence which could nothing on this for two weeks and it has pcr's absence to discuss he broken, and advised the confession tii-en the greatest strain with n view ty saving the livos Of his The dynamite, in the Los Angeles niorrcnv. That the temper of the Am- iniscnously as formerly. As a result This morning a man, whose name Chief will not divulge at present, came Into the police station shortly after ten o'clock, stating that he hud seen a man and his wife on the train coming down from Calgary, and that the wife was crying. During the course of the conversation between man and woman she mentioned the Middleton murder. They got off at Lethbridge, but the man paid very little attention to where they going. Preit Helps Policf However, after arriving here noticed the press comments about bloody five dollar bill which the Chief was trying to locate, and this morn- ing took his story to the Chief. Chief Qillespie immediately pit two plain clotbes men, Egan and Lamb, out to get any clue of man's whereabouts. They got of a woman on Crabb street asking for man named Anderson, and they immediately besieged the street in question, never leaving until about two o'clock, when they got their man. He tallied in every partic- ular to the man described in the Ei'am, so he was taken into custody, told what he had baun arrested nd warned that anything he Dligbt say would against him. There is not the least donubt thllt. the man, Anderson, IK the man want- ed'In John Middleton caic. In _ his pockat when searched "was found a letter from William Middle- ton, now being held by .the Calgary police, charged with the murder of his brother. While the Chief will not divulge the contents, of the tatter, It is believed .to contain incriminat- ing evidence, which with the conyer- silua- work on the Sabbath and that foods ,gtlon ovorheM.a on the train com- of my life. .lion. He may make n statement to- could not be sold on Sunday as yosterdayi ls believed to No other construction seems'i Times building was blown up by Jas. erican Federation of Labor has not or stated cases carried to the court possible at the moment. Neither man showed signs of weak-1 clling? During all the strenuous days the Klls aml "lc really did it. "Did roll have to wrestle hard with the McNaniarn brothers to get that admission he during the past year. he telephone lines would ma- contlnued, "Is on the eve of the best terially help in the reducing oi these year it baa ever ha-d, hut the advan- tage wo take of it depends on tho Interest manifested by every mem- ber of the Board of Trade. "There is a largo volume of very Important business to come under the of the Hoard during One of these matters is' the problem of increased transportation fncilltias. The C. N. R. have prom- rales The premier .said that all matter hroujjht up would receive, the serious .of selecting a jury when venire after vonire was exhausted James B. Mc- was asked, .posed man of tlie lot. In fact, he "Somewhat, hut the facts have seemed io see the humorous side, of .been overwhelming. Every loophole ihc struggle, and as he sat beside his "'as gathered in by the state. As far. counsel he was generally chewing gum :as am concerned f felt'that sooner and wearing a smile. i How a man witli the burden oi i twenty-one lives on his mind could ibc .so Composed is n for sci- 'cntific solution, but certainly through out these pasi, few the prison- oiit these past few weeKs the prison- evidence whiMi, almosi, simultaneously be sold as drugs, ice cream and candy witli the confession of the accused sold only If incidental to a men in Los Angeles, there was mail- It. McNamara, witii nitro-glycerine changed towards tlie McNamaras was appeals cigars cou'ld not longer to he sure, but the bomb touched oiT flip nn'nfpwMmi nf ilin. nrciiRuft i meal The executive' committee re- ported that many people yet mlsnn- iderstood the aim ot" the alliance which was not to force people into worship- ping on the Sabbath, but merely to sacure for every workingman In Can- ada a weekly day of rest. The legls- or later it had (o come. 1'lijngs were blfij pcnplu arein- terested. The movement was inipel- SOME MORE SCRAPPING consideration ol" his government as soon as time would permit. The premier said that if the rail- way board had dealt unjusjjy with the west, ill regard to freight rates, it would undoubtedly look into the Isod us that they would he doing act- lllrajn. put heiorr th, Ive construction work in Southern ,v st.vcrai iidThnt Ta- ffas A Radical Move Joseph Armstrong, of East Lamb- ton, has given notice ol" a resolution calling lor the appointment of a corn- Alberta during the year andlhat Ta- ber would be one of the points touch- ed. "Taber Is .really the birthplace of the Southern Alberta Associated Boards of. Trade. That Association will at its annual meeting project a very extensive campaign for tho year and it is the dtlty of the Taber Board to aid work in every possible Congratulates lethbridge "Then too OUT sister city, Loth- bridge, by dint of a great deal of time What He Pleaded to Specifically, .iamcs U. McNamara, through his counsel, pleaded guilty to the murder of Cha''-s J. 1-Iacgcrly, a machinist, killed in the blowing up of (he Times building Oct. 1, .and John J. JIcN'amara ily to aiding in tiie destruction ol" the newspaper Plant. I I 'They were in the general indict- Iincut charged with the murder of II) oi the 31 victims of the appalling out- Panama, Dec. news- papers this afternoon published a private cablegram from Ec- uador saying a revolution has begun or will begin within a few hours at Bania near the Pacific coast about 125 miles south went of Quito. Tho des- patch says the uprising Is head- ed by Colonel Carios Alfare and Aguirre. General Flavio Al-fnre recently was de- 3'eatcd for the presidency of Ecuador by Emilio Estrada. ff ed from the Federation n weekly pub- lication news letter, ridiculing proceedings in Los Angeles. There's More to Come Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. ia- v'ery strong proof of tho guilt of parties, Middleton What seems to and Anderson, make the police vestigatioir of- the. federal lative section of the alliance had here into tlie dynamiting .cases covtc shown its power by the fact that sev- much wilier scope than the oral bills injurious to the preservation at Los said U. S.. District nf Sunday introduced into tho House Attorney Miller tonight. "The -pleas Commons had been withdrawn bc- of the McXamara brothers will have cailse of Uie activity the the no cfTect; on the interruption of government's investigation." Labor Men Astounded Montreal, Doc. Franori, of Jacques dirtier Typographical union, nnd ex-vice president of the Trades and Labor Council of Canada, one of the best, known labor leaders in Eastern Canada, declared today in regard to the McXamara case In Los Angeles that the organized workers In Canada would never approve of vio- j lence In labor disputes. He said ho 1 or In the afternoon the meeting'was addressed by Prof. J. H. Fanner, of McMaster University, on "The day of rest, a.nd national ooligntion and il moral by Rev. Dr. Rose much work, In on "The preservation of tho Sabbata in relation to tho family and the and by Rev. Rochester on "Aspects of the work." Attention was called to the fact that political meetings hod been held could hardly believe that- tho McNa-j mara brothers were guilty of fiendish work nnd the news today as- tounded local Iiibor men. eel post, mentis ol collecting aiiS dis- tributing mails with a view to sub- mitting such data and information tn the post office department as would START NEW TOWN IN CONNECTION WITH MINES recently on Sunday in uitl'Grcnt le province and a raeolution wos passed calling attention of tho pnhlic to the illegality ot such gatherings. A Kection ot the code prohibiting that day to hold, convene or attend uuy Illlbiic political meetings.' The following qlH'oeri were elect- ed: 1'realdcnt, Rev. Sweenoy, bishop Toronto. Capitalized at the Sit- MininK will be carried on from each to contain 10 per cent, Vice tirosidenta, J. 11. MapDonald. Hev. Carman, Toronto; Rev. Farmer, Toronto: l who is now ucker, London; Rov. second is a man even more sure that they have made an important arrest is fact that Mrs! Anderson, a highly Btrung Irish woman, Is calling down the of all the saints on the head of Mackie and the police. Anderson admits Identity. He said wan going buck to Cal- gary on Monday But through all he is very sullen and morose, and refused to say anything after being warned by the Chief Glllespie and and Lamb are naturally T pleased With their quick catching up the man under iuepiclon with the very slim plue on which they had to work. It' la certainly 1 faither in the cap of the police force. Regarding the bloody five dollar bill which led to the notoriety .in thli case in Lethbridge, leading indirectly to the arregt of Anderson, the Chief states that he has found the facti of that case, and tlmt it was affair connected in no way with this story. Three Arreiti Calgiry. Calgary, Altn., Dec. 3-Threc men were, interested in tho murder ot young Middleton, whose lifeless body, was discovered in Calgary on Novem- ber 21st, is tho theory oi the .police', who are keeping their plans very, dark. One of is Middleton's hro- who is now under arrest. The named Anderson, and the Lethlirldge people will no doubt ask for our support In carrying the affair to a successful close. I bespeak then for them tho hearty support of our Board unreservedly." Mesiagcs of Regret that a hMter system mail ili-lrory may he inaugurated. Have no Policy A futile attempt was made tonight to discover the governmrnl's policy in regard, to the steel homilies. Mr. jf, perior Coul fo. lias been launched by M.D, CONDITION Owing to tho inopportune time at: Sinclair, of (Iiiyshoro nslxil, "Is which It was arranged to hold the tin: policy of the go-crnmcnt to rc- sccond annual banquet, the Taber new the bounties on steel and iroa." jreople were somewhat disappointed jion. Oco. Foster; "1 am by the representation from outside js (00 a question for me cities ind .corporations. The meeting I )o fricnd an an- of tho Legislature made it Impossiblo Jwc' for the ministers of tire government., Kranif "HavP the to be present, and regrets were read and is il the intrntioli oi rennvinr 'hem." Mr. Foster "They have entirely and I must refer my honor- iahir friend to ibr answer I ma'le H Alh'c'rla has hern' added'to the al- .Strath Bros. and Wilson of this city, .1; F. Hamilton, Oi Lfthbridge, has' Chaster. ready long list oi enterprises for Ihc will Unish their contract for bricking surveyed for the company a lownsite Treasurer, Charles .t. Cop ind'istri -1 upbuilding of the south, in the Hahcock and Wilcox water titlw (he brach above the properly, i The ior'malion of the roi-.riiany has boilers early next week. A-coinprcs- which will he placed on the mar'.i't CANON ELLEOOOD'S hern nrocccded with very carefully, sor, circulating pump and iced pump slmrlly. The pipe line from the riv- Montreal. Dec. having rv few nnvile knowing of the ex- arc also hriiiu installed, making tlie to the mine will he extended to passed a fairly easy night, the Hev. is'.ence of the'company at all until plant rnr- of the most up-to-date in ,ho townsitc where a standpipc will Canon Ellegood was not. Ivdopmen, had pro-ressed so far as the west. on H. point. Dur- this 's to maVe the nonllng of tho siock a lines have also hcon laid, so ing the summer, a scwaie svs- Bie.u has been .0 very ea.--y n-.illrr. 'that pincvically no delay will he oc- ten pnnrrtv Oi company is sit- c.isioncd .liter the macluicry is plac- :untcd three and one-hali miles north ed It is was killed than was at first reported. Those tire meagre developments made today. Kilmor that he had mode a confession tn a local detective before his arrest is not substantiated. Tho detectives decline to discuss the situ- ation. the coming .summer, a sewage sys- -ill ako 'be.' installed, and Mr. condition is k is of the opinion that- town oi Superior will, within a the few HON. SYDNEY F'PKSR HAD ENOUGH OF IT Montreal, Dec. Is tho iron. Premier Slfton, Hon. Duncnn Marshall, Hon. "C. li. Mitchell, and their own member. Hon. A ..1. .Me- l.onu. IVIcc of tlifl C. P. It. hail also Intended !0 be present. b'it lot the town oi taler, just north the Belly River. Development been going on steadily for some time, and already two tipples have sent Ills regrets al tho lost niomolK. aeo. 19 the honorable Telegrams of rejjri-A weru also wuil her from Cuyaboro." NOTED LAWYER DEAD St John, N. B., Dec. Albert, slightest foundation for the reports ono Of the most brilliant mem- that I am desirous of re-entering par- has cnal in that particular field is about camps oi Southern Alberta. It tha Kow Drunswlclf har, died said Hon. Sydney Fisher, 2S 000 000 tons, which at the just such enterprises as this, wliich f noro 1aEt Ho came to St. John agriculture last night, the an- bound to make Southern Alberta several months ago from bin homo In "For many years I sat in the house ereeleil 3! a distance apart of approx- one mile. The coal property plant in onrralion about Kill years, .one oi Ihc most attractive industrial The .vimi is feel 2-1 inches thick i cent res oi fiiliada, and the more re- nt 5IW acres, a n aml Xanton, Winnipeg. from Osier, Hammond of mining a comimrnlivrlv easyj of shale, mating the (liable firms that ran be induced Inland In. 19Q-I (.'amphellton for treatment. He was as a servant of the people; now I can lii the IcBlilatiiTO for several years sit In the galleries and listen to the without having to nnswei' candidate in coul fields, the better I Kouehe tor 1hc Commons in the Con- iliatlor. A lest oi the coal sli IV C'lSV I" HIM vi'i" LI" t e i I hows' It I lor aud '.orvallvc cause, but van antl takfl an active part, neaure you I appreciate the ;