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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME I1 LETHBRIDQE; WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, I Mi NUMBER AWFUL REIGN OF NIGHT RIDERS era! had to most of hwar them; .Kuaaell U under constant guard. Ho that he will be Mti- ed in spite of precautions. jtell'j story was practically the as that told by Fehr These Men Cared Not What Crimes They Committed Union City, Dec. eight de- fondants in. tho Noght Raider trial were brought into court today cuffed in pairs with a detail of two soldiers for each pair." The soldiers armed with halted at the door and other soldiers armetf with revol- vers met the prisoners at the thresh- old and escorted them to the bar. JtuL Shaw was the first witness. Ho was the proprietor ot the store 'Beelfoot Lake. He said the riders forced him to give'them oil to pour on the fish docks when they were burned aud later whipped him, when he tried ta go before, the Grand'Jury Shaw said that the -Night Riders wore Mother Hubbards and tried to disguise their voices in false tones. When Shaw was" sum- moned before the drand Jury he tried to slip into tho town at night. The riders caught and threatened to kill him, finally giving- him his choice of a switching or a s He jtold them ho. was not "anxious to endorse cither, but. that if he had to make a choice he would prefer, the whipping After the riders whipped him they told bjim to run. "Did you enquired the court. "You ought to have seen re- torted the witness; Martin" Leonard, another f.irmer near Reelfoot Lair; was' visited by the Riders and was given five-'days to move under penalty of boiug hanged. Asked it he moved, he observed that he was still alive.; He. addedvthat his home was burned. Witness alter witness fold of visitations 1 i jih'e Rid era- and there was no Identification and no -effort _ maid to connect thc 1- Riders with, the" lauVrtor of Caj-lain Rankin or murderers. One witness, -Mrs. asked how many there were in band which ylsiti-d. her, two hundred reckon, the were full of them. The afternoon witnesses ccntthueO in coroboration. of Fehringevs con- fession detaiLby detail, fftitl by raid. "Ok1 "Msn1' 'S'agHTs.- up tho mys tery of his txkaati. it is Tie was taken wnlpred.-He did not know he was but said, 'It. wos piece of leather..' He said day the arrived, (.Vu.'rit John son, one of Ihc Oight tfofcrninnts t.ibve with him to camp Nemo." they passed a little cottage, saw the prisoner aud threw up her unns and thank GodJLcajy tell what I takeis under guard to Union City :for her own protection.- The. woman; was Hiss Anna Jackson. She was. called to the stand .this morning, She said the riders came to her home, forced her to dress and .accompany them to her father's with hjr husband and daughter. They or- ofcred her to kill some dogs she own- ed and burned her father's house. She identified Johnson as the leader. The HOME FOR CHRItrUAS, Rogers is home from (Jpper Canada College to spend Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gwo. Masters A. and M. Naismith return ed hoove from Upper Canada College last night to spend the Christmas va- cation, Leverett DeVeber arrived yesterday from Trinity College School, i'ort f.- 1 tU SIS Senator Mrs. DeVeber. Downer came home yesterday from -Trinity College Port HOJXJ, to Hie' Christmastido at his home .here. Misses Ethel and EJeen Conybeare who been College and Master Havergal Bruce of Upper Canada Are holidaying at their home here. 'Acting Mayor Ives will, face- the puck at the match between Pincher CASTRO'S DAY OF POWER GONE Gomez Is Now Hold- ing the Reins In Venezuela Berlin, Dec. The Foreign Of- fice 'tlits moriing advices fiom Curacao, confirming press Creek night. A.petition for a daily naail and pas is being circulated on the" A. R -T, 'line from Stirling south. The petition will be 'present- ed to thfe -company. reports the overthrow o.f President Cast EC. "The whole country rose against the communication said. The Government -of has b en greeted with sympathy by the native population, and a large proportion of the foreign residents. A- good impression has been created by the fact that Gomez already .has taken steps to re-establish good rela- tions with the powers.' The Foreign Office has other information that Cas- tro's return to Venezuela is as out of the question. LEMiEUX IS CONFIDENT. .1 Thinks Chtaptr Cabfe Ratec Are New York, Dec. only cheaper, but -very much cheaper for cablegrams across the" "Atlantic