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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume IV. LethbrUlgc, Alberta, Tuesday, Decembw Number 300 ACCLAMATION IN SOME SEATS s in Ontario Xol Wasting1 Strength in Tory Hives VIGOROUS FIGHT MCNAMARA GIVES WRITTEN CONFESSION CRIME Acknowledges Placing Dynamite in Ink Storeroom of Los Angeles Times Office but Had no In- tentions of Causing Such Destruction HEAVY ON BOTH SIDES LOSSES MICHENER at Line Up and I'ros- pc'ots' Arc Most Hopcl'iil LOS ANGELES, CAL., DEC. JAMES B. McNAMAKA SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT AT 12.30, TO BE IMPRISONED AT BAN QUEN- TIN, JOHN J. McNAMARA WAS SENTENCED FOB 15 YEARS. 1.03 Angeles. Dec. B. Mc- jNamarn's brief confession penned by 'his own lumd Inie yostei'ilay ami brariiiB many evidences of a man I little versed In letters, was made public today. M Is as follows: "r .lames B. McNiimara, defendant In the case cf the people, having With one seats missing the Iiermol'm'e pleaded guilty to the crime of murder, desire to make the 'supplied by one of the attorneys. It statement el' facts. IK probably the only written stale- 'Tills is the truth to explode at ono o'clock next morn- ing. "It was intention to injure building and scare owners. I did not intend to take tho life of anyone. 1 sincerely regret that those unfortunate men lost their lives. would bring them back, I would glad ly give i't. In In pleading guilty Italy's Forces Worsted the Turks Near Tripoli Tripoli, Dec. lorce of NOT READY; MOVES ADJOURNMENT Remarkable Tactics of a Political Leader Com- plains of Poor Accoustic Debate in Provincial House Edmonton, Alta., Dec. ses- siem of the legislature this afternoon was ot brief duration. The feature was the speeches of J. A. Cote and Italians yesterday attacked ami occu- j IJr. Campbell in moving and sccond- plod a Turkish military camp on thr.' ing the address in reply to speech If giving of my life, Qf 1ho oOrom the throne, the town of Tripoli after a severe I form to murder In the first, degree 1 have placed my life in the bands of the etnte." (Signed) .TAS. 13. MACXAMAIU. The confession covers one side of nn ordinary sheet of foolscap paper, and was with.a fountain pen. following is tun list Or nominations sent out by the Western Associated Press. There were a few Cc-nscrva- V i Sept 30, nt 5.-I5 p.m. I placed made by the writer or hh thes elected by acclamation appar- ,n John J. MncNiimara, who ently, but In sea's In evhleib a Liberal rlmea a case as contained W guilty -to dynamiting wou'id have n'n more chance than a sticks of SO per cent, dynamite, set I iron works. snow ball on tho equator. A number battilc In which both sides are report- ed to have, lost heavily. Regular Turkish troops assisted by Arabs defended the settlement brave- ly but wore forced to retreat to the HoHi were in good and were heartily applauded on tlieir cltorl-s. Mr. was not ready to re-ply and moved ilie adjourn- ment of the debate, the House rising after ;i brief hours' session. In an evident endeavor to embarrass interior abandoning eight canons, many tents ami a nuantity of provls- government, tbe opposition complam- lonB. The battle opened In the morn- that were unable to hear Ing with a heavy bombardment hy across the door of the House. I oath. Onmeiu of the case that ever ho his brothei. pleaded the Llewelyn of rldhiffa oast of Toronto, popularly known aa "0 ran arc default- ed, whilo in Toronto, nil equally hope- less bropoBlUpn for Liberals, the field has been left to Labor men, which Wost party- workers would endorse as tactics. Every soat In the prov- ince where Liberals are dominant or .thoro ia a fighting chance Is toeing .contorted, and- a vigorous war- fare waged. The Liberals are han- dlcappad by tho landslide of Sent. and frequent In leaders, win won't d he as great a sur- EXCITEMENT IN CIVIC CAMPAIGN INCREASES PREMIER OF CHINA ANXIOUS BRING ABOUT PEACE CONDITIONS London, Dec. Pekin corres- pondent of the Times says -that Yuan hope for'ls" to Increase their Jtren'sth i SW Ka! taB Eiven his tlla and. prise as the overthrow of the Laurlor government was. All tho Liberals HAS EXTENDED THE ARMISTICE legislature, and under Mr..! extension ot the armistice for a forl- brliimnt leadership night for, the whole, area of military 10 Its operations ineluding Nanking. The< Sn 'th Jlowell's jhe enemy's fortress preparatory capture four years the fleet under cover of which tbe Italians advanced to attack. In nearly.'every riding the Liberals liave selected -their man with a view (o eiualitv. D.. Black, Coir.-- Con.; T. "Wigg, Liberal. Brant, Withbrook, Con.) J. R. Layton, Liberal. Brant, S. Brewster, Con.: M. E. Harris, Liberal. B. Donovan, Con.; George E. Smart, Liberal. Bruce, H. SIcFarlane, Con.; W. McDonald, Liberal. Bruce, A. Vanduaen, Con.; Charles Bowman, Liberal.. Bruce, R. E. Clapp, Con. J. C. Anderson, Liberal. McElroy.'Con. R. McKeown, Con.; It. J. Woods, Liberal. James Whitney, Con.; R. S. Muir, Liberal. k ''Durham. J. Fveaton, Con. Pur-ham H. Devott, Con.; A. A. Powers, Liberal. on page LOS ANGELES IS VOTING TODAY Los Cal., Doc. tled weather .with a prediction oi rain for election 'day, complicated to- night, the tangled politic.il situation with 'Which'''-'approximately voters will be confrontcii tomorrow. Socialists are .fell a continual-ion oi llie -present political reign. Prohibi- tion or restricted license, are the main issues. The confusion attending the abrupt ending of Ihe McNamara combined with uncertainty as to ANIMATED STREET CORNER TALK INDICATES THE POPULAR INTEREST Interest in the municipal campaign has simmered down somewhat since the nominations yesterday, and all are patiently awaiting the .result of the ,ballot next Monday. The candi- dates are all working on their plank, to give'to the ratepayers the best possible administration for tbe''ex- penditure of the large sum of money which will be laid out on public im-' provements next year. Tbe matter 1 of choosing a slate from the 1ongj jlist. of aldermanlc prospects is rather SINGLE TAX FOR THE HAT Council Decides on Progressive Step; The New 'Charter Medicine Dec. 1. The council their'meeting city mediately after Dr. Campbell concluded, Mr. Patterson arose to what be claimed was a question of privilege, he said he had been, io follow honorable menilwrs and ask- cd that the government malic ar- rangements to have the speeches pub- .lislieil in full. To this the premier readily consented. "I shall lake great pleasure in publishing these speeches most carefully, and I am sure they will be of great benefit to the honorable members." Ex-Premier Rutherford suggested that if the men working on the build- ing stopped work each afternoon at three o'clock much of the difficulty in the hearing would be overcome. The Natural Resources Premier .Siiton this afternoon tab- led correspondence between the Pro- vincial and Dominion Governments relative to tlio provincial control of natural resources. first letter from Mr. -Sitton to Sir Wilfrid Laur- (Con tinned on page LACK CO-OPERATION TAKING CIVIC CENSUS SOME PEOPLE INDIFFERENT AND FAIL TO RETURN THE SCHEDULES lip till noon today the figures given by the police census so far. as com- pleted are .lust what'the complete census re- turns will be is riot yet known, but it is believed that it will run a little over the ten thousand mark. The po- a very hard tithe oi jy lice arc haying decided to make provincial legislatii this evening' it to get all the papers in, and are asking again the co-operation oi the application to the re to amend their i citizens. The question .is important to every citizen of Lethbridge and premier engages to oeanatoh no moroja hard (inejltlon, but the election of troops from Pekin countermanded bis nd has already 'Mr. Adams is concerted in everjr daapatching troops'to Nanking. Tang Shao Yi, minister of posts" arid communications will be the chief government delegate to the conference which Is to tbe whole situation under advisement Just who the other three will bo is a matter of much conjecture, but it will not likely get. past that stage tHl the last ballot Is counted. Mr. Skeith seems to be a favorite. In the mayoralty contest there la more interest manifest _ than at any Thls probably will mee-t at Hankow -time, this being the result of the instead of Shanghai. It is rumored hearty boosting' of the supporters of charter so-that they would be able would .very much appreciate to at once' adont of taxation. This actjoir was the result of a letter, received from Attorney-Gener- al Mitcnelf'in- commenting on other amendments to the city's charter that are to.come up'In-me House. The city is asking Hie single sysleu; jt if any who have been missed would notify .him sq that ,they would be in- cluded. Seen by the.. Herald this morning the Chief Hie statement which has; heqh 'attributed to him that tlie Dominion census had com- icellent nuthortty that the regent who has been th stumbling to 11 compromise will abdicate. block' NOMINATIONS IN ALBERTA pletely missed one street.' What he that the borrow-'did say .'is; that his census lakers had ,g power be extended to live per it- From pres- tbe various candidates. Every street-cent, and also that the boundaries of cut appearances Leth'bridge, including the city be extended. Mr. Mitchell Stafford Village, will have a popula- wrote commenting on these applica-i tion approximating The Do- tions and the result was that Mayor minion census gave within a few of Milne had the assessment commission- tin. From this it will :cr figure em the amount of the city he seen tha't the Dominion census was assessment-and also the value with very nearly correct, as according to The council the rules.of Ihe Dominion census, nei- going into llie matter were of i ther transients nor persons living on tbe opinion that with the increased homesteads'; who might make there NEW CABINET IS ANNOUNCED PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND'S NEW WITHOUT PORTFOLIO Charlottctown, P.E.I.-, .Deo. new Conservative cabinet was an- nounced loday Premier ney-ficneral ,1. A. Matliosou 'Com- missioner of Public Works, Jus. A. McN.'il, Sinrancrstde Commissioner oi' Apiculture, MiKdock.'MacKinnon, Montague without portfolio, John McLean, Chas. JJaJtonj Tig- nish J. A. M. McboniifiC Cardigan.; A. R. Wellington; W. Stewart, Milrdock Kennedy, Braflalbane'. Alt of the above except .Siewart arid have scats in the POST OFFICE SOMETIME MAYBE Plans Arc Prepared but Not Yet; Approved by Minister THE ARMOURY Same Explanation Ap-. plies to Proposed Drill Hall Ottawa, Dec. Mr. informed Mr. lUictianan in' the houtw yesterday that the sketch plans for the post ofiice at Luthbridge hare been prepared, noli finally ap- proved. Not until plans have completed will tun department be u position to call for tenders. Hon. Sam Hughes informed; Mr. Buchanan thai the plans for.the aim- on- at Lethbriilgc.had not been com- pletcd, but that appropriate plans .were under consideration, and accom- modation suitable Tor the needs ot present and jirospuctive will be- providcd. Mr. Buchanan has' been placed on the following committees Railways, canals and telegraph lines, hanking and commerce, agriculture and colon- ization.' iWarnock is a member of. following committees Hanking and comir.erce, agriculture and coloniza- tion, forest and waterpowers. corner has its conglomeration of rate- payers discussing the pros and cons in more or less excited manner, hut it seems to have resolved itself Into the question of who is the best can- didate for the position for next year. j Candidate Hatch aim bis supporters. 'are prosecuting a vieorous campaigntthc boundary jni where luncheon is served while 'the. iay he seen in -his headciuarters CLARESHOLM HAS CONTEST ON; matter BUT ACCLAMATIONS PREVAIL Stafford are also out on the job, BUT ACCLAMAT lo land it is the general belief that the IN OTHER PLAI, (election will be a close race between Pincher Creel; Dec. 4.-W. R. Dob- 'those two. Mr. King is on the still hie was re-cU'Ctcd mayor at the nom- conducting a persistent canvass. ination mcctini; here today. nominations for councillors J. W. Hatwooil, -R. 0. Alli- assessment and the five per in- talked over. Supporters Of 'crease of Uir Imrrowing powers they would he justifird in adopting at once The were: son, .1. A. Mathesoii, -Mills, R. H. Orn'.ond. For School Robert Hen- derson, Dr. Wright, A. U. Dempster. Separate School Messrs. Moorr, I -lurwooil and Dr. Turcot were re-elected by .acclamation. Htfjh River High Ri PREMIER TO SPEAK IN NEW YORK Ottawa, Dec. Borden will Wit-ess tho Canadian Chib of New York on Friday night, Dec. S. the staple To this goal the city has hecn working for the past Uvo -x nri'I hati already adopted 50 per cent, of Ihe system, and'intended to adopt, another 25 per cent, this .January. Aid. Pingle, May- or Milne, and Mayor-Elect Spencer in KilmoiUnn when the bill ;vjll go homes here part; tof the year, could be counted. Another 'fabi which would account for the discrepancy in the two sets of figures is that at the time of the Dominion census in Juno n great many miners wore absent from, the city, and the enumerators hart no way lo find-tlieir names and addresses. The difference will he less than about what was ex- pected by tliu police'when the census was started. FORGING CHAIN OF EVIDENCE IN MURDER CASE of tlic party last night it was decid- ed to have a general election' the sec- ond week in January; At present parties stand Conservatives 18', Liber- als H. HON. ROSS LIKED IN FERNIE ADMIRERS TENDER A SMOKER- LEDGER HAS NEW EDITOR Fei'nio, Dec. A smoker n in honor oi Minister of as" giv- Lands, Armpd with what he considers con- clusive prooi ot the guill- of the al- [crime. the morning alter the While at hrealtfnst they wuro ver, Alia., Dec. 0[ Middlclon at slartlt-d with the exclamation Irom the Vowii of High River to- anil with documents in his" Middlclon that his brother bad possession which arc likely lo turn been murelcred. IHs picture was the paper. But instead ot going im- Hon. W. R. Hoss, in Bruce.'s Hall on, Saturday night, which was a rousing success, bringing out a large crowd of the Conservative clem'.'nt of' the district. A long program of songs, speeches and recitations was reader-1 fd, but the feature of the evening Was the speech from tire Fernie member, now holding one oi the most import- cabinet positions in .the provin- soinething over S200, to pay for the cial government, real estate be had bought on the day After the smoker, Mr-. Ross re- after the murder, and for which he sunied his journey to' .Chicago, where bad the papers in his pocket when be goes to attend the Irrigation cou- searcbed here on Saturday. This did gress to be held during the present TRAINMEN MAY STRIKE MMohita, Kansas, Dec. including conductors, brakemen, men and switchmen on the City, Mexico and Orient road were ywterday denied a 20 per cent. In- crenne-in. wages. A strike be ordered. r TWELVE PEOPLE WERE. KILLED Constantinople, Dec. 5 bomb was -thrown--todaj' in a mosque at Isatha, in the Vilayet ot Konsovo, European Turkey, killing 12 persona and wounding' twenty. This io. the fourth in Macedonia within a few days. In the other cases no was Injured. Bulgarian are accused of beini the perpetrators. MR. CHIVERS GOES TO ENGLAND Hegina, Dec. city council was -taken 'by surprUe lart. night liy the sudden resignation ot City Clerk A. B. 'Chivers, who for two years past has lilted tho petition end whose name bad been prominently mention- ed in connection with the wcant commissionership. Sir. Ohiy'ers leaves to assume a position of financial agent in England. the following elec- tions by acclamation. ollt ,0 important links A. Wallace. in chain of evidence in the hiPdiulcly In view llie body and es- S. Hunt, Herb Mill-1 c.lsCi Scrgt. Tucker of the tablish identification, Middlekm had er, H. N. Sheppard. police force; returned to that Rone lo C'ocbranc where the murder- There she met Mrs. .leanne Hill, a subject of irrigation for the1 I School 'Mcl.augh- 4njs morning, taking with him eel man had worked to see if the domestic working there. It was Mrs. the government in fonuulatm not jibe with the sipry of being nn- abie to pny the rent. However, she got as far as Taber. week. Mr. Koss will represent the provincial government .and will learn (iossihio regarding the us much as iiibject of irrigation for the1 benefit of ig irriga- lin, D. K. Hjlcy, A. A. Dallackey. .Inlin M. Anderson and story oi tbe murder was true. This, Mill's afternoon off, so they started tion plans for this province, lunv the newly enfranchised women. Sicad nnnnilipnded here on to the chii'i, sivinoi! 'o bn a rather lo drink to pass the time, and when J. W. Dennett, late editor of the Aldermcn Nelson, Smith ahll wife, who wore apprehended here em to the chii'i, sivinoi! 'o bn a rather to .drink to'pass will make the outcome a rid- ,asj reninjn on (.he hoard Ihe local police force, unusual procedure, and Mrs. Anderson tlcpy had sun'clrnt limior they board-: District Leelgc'r, has severed his con- ellc. Two lo one was oUercd lomglit m2 0 Jeanne Hill, was at :l loss lo explain the action, cd the train' for I.cllihrielgc. Here ncction with that journal, and will that Alexander, the good government Ninton it js will be one of the Some Contradictions tb-y kept up carousal until they sail for Old Knghmd, the place of cnndldate, would be relurneei, anil Dec. officers were impnrtanl 'witnesses in the1 Then she said 'that she and her were taken lo police court for crcat- his nativity, in a few days. lie is lil-llc oi this money was placed. GRAND TRUNK IS GIVEN MORE TIME Doc. 5.-A bill introduced liv Hon. FranK Cocliranc, minister of dales lo elected by acclamation. Major W. ca.sc. husiiaiid hatl not al tended the fnnoral. iiiR a disturbance. Later in the ev- interest of Mr. .lo. Qral- liansom is rc-clcctell. Councillors W Scrgl. Tucker was very much pleas- First slir nave as her reason thai she. cning the. C'lil'e'f' received a wire from ton and others who are associated in H. Keen, rc-olectcd, K. T. llallclt, Of Chief Oillesnio Could not bear to face the awlul sight. Calgary 'ipprehcnd the Anderson the ownership of some fruit lands at A. Z. Jessnp. School trustees, A. C. mcmbcvs of the I.ethbridgc oi'livr mi-rdcroJ cousin. Hut a littlo woman, lie' did." lint more im- Crcstnn. Mr. llcnnctl has made a Bryan, re-elected, H. H. pawson, force in this case, and slated later in Die st0rj- she was asked the porlant, as it afterwards turned ofit, host of friends here and he will be elected, It. M. Shaw. (his chief that lie believed that, the same question once more, and this, he decided to 1'eep the Hill woman to greatly missed hy Fcrnlc. people. His important evidence yet prodnc- time she answered, that they could, all intents .a prisoner on the chance conduct of the District Ledger has Bassano, Dec. A hot tight is ed lin'l born io'ind here. With him not remain in Calgary as their room that he might exl ract some useful in- been upon a high plane, ond always promised 'in Bassano, where" thr.-c siaiwnts from Mrs. Ander- rout was duo amounting; lo five dol- format ion from hc-rc. As it turned in the interest of tho working men, mavontl candidates ami live rnnrti- son .-nd Mrs. I-M1, hut they found it, -lore, and (hey could not pay THE GUILLOTINE WORKING HARD Ottawa, Dec. the House of (Jonimpnu W. A. Buchanan, 31. P., asked the following questions which Hou. R. Rpgers answered 1. Has the agent of Dominion. Lands at Medicine Hat been suspend- ed or dismissed? If so, for what, rea- son or reasons? 2. By whom was tlie recommenda- tion made that he Should be sinpend- ed or dismissed" 3. HUB any person been appointed to fill 'the position temporarily? If BO, who was so appointed and was he 411 official of the department? Mr, Hosers: 1. Has buen suspended to permit of an investigation of the office. 2. liy the minister. 3. Yes. George H, McDoneH. No. it, so out her evidence is now considered I whose organ that paper has been. SAILORS CONTRACT SLEEPING SICKNESS three vacancies in the impossible 1o pV, any word whatever tliey pot. on tho train, and in rcitn-il to the Grand council were'nominated. Mayor Plav-, from thr .licensed man, Anderson. jsoulh, Anderson gnttiiiij oft at Lclb- Amlrrson's story reads like a (bridge, while she went on lo Tuber, concnctrd yarn, and the j where slip said she bad some friends, section shall be extruded M. H- Morelp.n we're nominated, j various di'icicp.-incics in the Inlc she j When asl'wl whprc they the mon- Truni i'aeific provides that the' time i fan; eleirs not. run again nml to fill bis Mrs. Anderson for completing construction of S. K. Whiling, 0.' M. j'icrce i very poorly con came the most ronclcnining in the whole I .'is sncoossor in th? ardeloils position 'casp. When Mrs. Anderson had re-iof editor of (be District Mr', covered Irom llie effects of her little i H. N'erwich, late of the Canadian 1 pi uric n ponoel not exceeding nne ycnr from j The councillors noiiilnalcd. wrrr: H. 'hail Irll, imu- work very seriously joy to row to wlu-n they I, while the time for compli'liui; Ira W. W. A. W. 'nMinst the accused pnrlie-s in Ihe pie- leonldi'i'l pay live dollars' room mil, 1hc mounlain section sh.'ill he cxlrnd-j Mnmes. A. .I. Koberlsein wl for a period of not evcujiling three j Kobinsem. iCoulinned on page 5.) v liniinaiy wliicli will come! off lomor-jslii'. wns aaain n loss icir nn an- row. Accorilmi; Hi.' awiispil wo-'swcr. Moi-rovcr. could not, cx- iiiau, the first sue knew of where-Anderson got the money, flyer, asked the. chief lo Mrs. nil! also, charging hrr arrest, with I Jewish Times, of Montreal, .lias ,ir- i rived in town and is lakini; up Ihe having s.Jolen fur, which ihp police, laid down hy Mr. HpunnfL. Mr. however, have hern unable !.o locate Xerwirh has lirrn connected with the up lo dale. This evas considered aSsouth African nrwspapr.rs: rind has blind, simply a tiifans of revenge considerable experience as a ncws- (ConilDUcd on St. Nazare., France, Deo. 5. [steamer Antoinstto has arrived here with her crew oi 12 in'an advanced .slago oi sleeping sickness. The dis- jeasc broke out a hundred days after the Antoinette left ,lava.''Thrce sail- ors died. When the vessel was board- ed loday by the heallh oiriccrs it war a horrible sight. Most nt the men lay in a semi-stupor. The ship was run by. swarms ot rats, ;