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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TKX I'AOHS Letlihriilge, Alberta. Muiuluy. December 1912. CENTS Number 16 SNOWSLIDE DISASTER AT FERNIE UNION MEN SENTENCED ORDER RE 13TH STREET CROSSING Order of Railway Com- mission on 13th Street Has Been Issued TRACKS REMAIN Should Derail be Necessary the City Will Have to Foot die Bill Application .of the City oi Leth- hridgc for an order to have the tem- porary right of crossing tho Cana- dian Pacific Railway's tracks at Westminster Road with the lines and 'tracks of the City Electric system, under order No. ItitHO, dated May 28th, 1912, made permanent. The Chief Commissioner It is contended, on behalf of the Canadian Pacific Railway' company, that this crossing is particularly dangerous and should not have been installed. The company is probably right. It is IN TORONTO THE GOOD Toronto, Out., Dec. There were nearly three bun- ilred cases of violent deaths in Toronto, during the past year caused by street cars, trains, elevators ami murders. There were fourteen murders, while in there were hut five. Twelve ot" the fourteen were child murders. COMMERCIAL METROPOLIS CIVIC ESTIMATES CALL FOR EX. PENDITURE OF OVER TEN MILLIONS Montreal, Dec. annual Imd- Secretary of State Von Kiderlin-Waechter Suc- cumbs to Heart Failure CLEVER DIPLOMAT HE JVM ALFRED VON Chiefly Instrumental in Settling! the Embrogiio with France Over Morocco Stuttgart, Germany, Dec. fred Van Kiderleri-Waechtei', Secre- .ry of State for the German Empire, died suddenly at his home here today, after a brief illness. Voii Kiderlen-Waeehter was enjoy- ing his usual Christmas visit to his sister, the Baroness Von Gemminges, get for 1313 given out -by the board j near here_ had felt extremely m of control, calls for the expenditure for several days, so much so that against situated near, the station yards and for 1912. Provision, is made tor sal- exposes those using the electric ears ary increases to the amount of tb a Kood deal danger, undoubted- OM whjj.h Deludes fifw dollar all_ ly. But this objection is not one mia, raisc'for poljceineil flremcil( winch comes frith very great lorcc dtv will tcceive S2.25, in- irom the railway .company. I he dan- slo'ad of S3JO gi [o. CLirters get now is no greater than when Q[ cariers they consented to an order going ipr cartcrs jgi7g instcad o[ a crossing. It js -true the railway, Thc forco win Jjo company urges thai its consent was by 51 mc four offlccrs and lwo only lor a temporary use; but under ihc firc department by 30 the consent permanent frocks' have 30 Provisions are been eons true ted by the municipal-' algo madc (or subatautlal increase ily, public moneys spent, and doulit- in the personnel ,0f the water, street less, new houses have been built or .IncincraMon departmeots. property acquired in that part of tlie Oily 'across -tlifcitraeliH by indivi-' duals reiving on the street car ser- vice. No order will be made at present extending the time for the opi'i'aUon 01 tlio electric line across 1 the tracks. The time allowed by. (lie Hoard does not expire until the 38 th day oi May' of next year, In the meantime, the city and railway engineers will consider (as they have promised a proper solution of the difficulties oE the point in ques- tion. The Alternative physicians, who were called in, feared a -fatal termination, as heart ac- tion was very irregular. The end came With suddenness at ten minutes to eight this morning, when the secre- tary expired from heart failure, while be was practically alone. (Continued on Crow's Nest Pass Co. Mines at Coal Creek-Scene of Appalling Disaster Early this Morning Heavy Snow Fall Followed by Rising Temperature Caused Slide Which Carried Carpenter's (Shop and Over Twelve Men in its Wake--Rescue Work Started Immediately Feruic, B.. C., Deo. terrible disaster occurred at tbe Coal Creek mines of the Crows Nest Pass Coal Co. at this morning when -a siiow-sliue swept down the mountain to the north of the town and carried with it the carpenter shop in which some 12 or 13 men were at work. The heavy snow fall of the last 24 hours, followed by a rise of tempera- ture, started, the avalanchu which carried with it the human freight. Rescue parties immediately went to D. ROSAUTO, Fernic. HASLYpHUK, Coal Creek. T. KITOXARY, Coal Cieck The only news of the- injured, that down. Worthington had been talk- ing with a man named Lahgdon. who had turned on his heel and out of the door, not a minute too i soon, he only a lew feet front the door when the blow came wh'icli dealt death to his companions Ati- l other man, SanJv Bunch, wast can be obtained ot present are WALTER QEO. MICHEL, Coal Creek PLATT. Feime And a man named Jones from West ing-in the door when the'slide struct Fernie. The first indication that the people the building he struck by the body of one of workmen and knocked of'Coal Creek had oi the occurrence clear of the rushing snow, while the Germany's Secretary of State, died -today; WYIK when the cleCtiic light other man was carried down went commission This uas I> injured Vs it is not tnoftn poai- J followed commotion and evcite-1 tneh lust how manv men were in work and soon the mangled bodies oi mcnl throughout the and the' and about the building, the list oE the workmen were discovered and one work-oLiresciie-at Once began Noting dead and injured is as. uncertain by one tliuy were extracted from was still breathing when, Some foiu or fne ago a their prison and the work of rcsus- foumli and was used on slide came down at the same place, Who citation began- In the meantime the him for about an hotu and a, half At mg away the caipenter shop doctors of Fcniie were telephoned ior one time he seemed to he mums which SASKATCHEWAN GRAIN 3ROWERS Saskatoon, Dec. Saskat- chewan Grain Growers' convention will meet here on February ll 10 14. The convention of agricultural- so- and a special train was quickly made ns heart fluttered a little, but lie lip and rushed id the scene of .is .impossible at the finally succumbed. Some narrow aie reported present time to get a full list of th just a moment''before the slide came killed and injured, but .at the turn, of writing six men are known to hi dead, and at least six more injured some without hope of recovery. The dead are cietics will be. held in' Saskatoon on j BUCKLEY, .Fentie. February 4, 5 and "6. Both conven- tions are expected to'be largely at tended. HARRY NEILL, West Fernie. ALEX. WORTHINUTON, Coa i Creek. Judge Anderson Ruled Motions to Defer Sentence and to Set Aside Verdicts Wives and Families of Condemned Men Created Pitiable Scene-Some Sentences'-Deferred Further Consideration of Extent of Their Guilt MALCOLM BLOCK WITH SEVER- AL STORES WIPED OUT BY DEVOURING ELEMENT Dauphin, Man., Dec. The most It should be understood by all par- tins that, unless there is elimination of grade, or a change in the street disastrous lire which has yet occur- car location, :i proper system oi de- red in this tuwnr started in the Hal- rails, set 'against the electric line, eolm block this The block- will have to be installed. hrick and the largest in. the town, Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. re- markable scene in the struggle of tho wives of the prisoners to reach their husbands attended tbe sentence-of the dynamite conspirators. It was order- ed that all the spectators should be cleared from the room and the prison- ers be allowed io talk with the mem- bers of their families. Some of the men made pleas for i mercy, others wept in the arms of Thc Canadian Pacific Railway com- being three stories with a frontage- piiny's engineers in dealing with the of 100 feet. The building is valui'd question should also bear in mind at that, while Ihc Electric Railway The tire started in the basement; of their wives, but the court pronounced crossing was only for the year, the the dry goods store of W. .1. Stew- the sentences. one by one regardless of highway crossing itself is permanent, art, and" gradually spread through- tbu picas. out the building until it was so coni- wilh it good deal of traffic over it, and is at a dangerous point. as shown hy tin; claims ot" the Railway company itself. Above is the order oi ihe Railway Commission dated Dec. 20. H der. pletely gutted that it will have to be rebuilt. The full loss is in ex-- cess of two-thirds being covered hy insurance.' Thc losses are .1. Stewart, i an order which is nut an uu-i insurance .1. E. j Wallwin, gents' furnishings, loss It is also a veiled hint to Hie C.I1, j 000, insurance Malcolm K. and the city of Lethhririgc lo get i Co., insurance together and agree lo insia) a sub-j The other losers in tiie building are: way- At, Ir-jist thai is the consUuc- tion (lit; city Ongineer puts upon the order. j Dr. Walker, dentist Dr. CulberUon; {Continued on page S.) R. g. Sparling, and Flana- gan Murphy, contractors. Sixty people had rooms in the upper stor- ies of the block and suffered losses jails varying; in amount. The building .hid insured for Six men were givou their freedom, through suspended sentences. These included Edward Clark, of Cincinnati, the dynamiter who confessed the blow- ing up of a bridge with the help of Hockin. "Vie had appeared us a wit- ness for the government. Ortie .McManigal, another confessed dynamiter, was not sentenced at this time. In some cases sentence of one year year and- ono day were imposed so that these mun might bu confined in a federal prison. Prisoners with sen- tences letiK thnii one year kept in SPECTACULAR FIRE AT WINNI- PEG WHICH INVOLVED A LOSS OF Mun., Dec. 30. Fire' broke out al this morn tig in the Imperial Oil c.ompaiiy's plant al. 'the comer oi.Knox mid Kogaa Ave., i doing damage) to the extent, of 000 to -Nro, 1 warehousi', which con-' tained cases and tanks of lubricating oil, and is a complete hiss. The works oflict! is Ideated in this build- ing and .11 great many documents val- uable i.o the firm were lost. Tho lire presented a weird sight. Great masses of llamc clouds of 1 smoke 'rose high in 1.1 r l.i-siv-: OILS. Thr vapor from oil j ignitod and nt'ilcd to Hie ruddy fflow. Then; were some gallons o( oil stored in tho vicinity of MIL' lin.1 hut at rid lime during ilio two hours before Ihc firt1 wan under control did Jiii rAJMU.Siuii di-riiF. A witi- is siippoM'd to liavu liccn the Ciiiisi.1, MANITOBA LEGISLATURE Winnipeg. Doc. third ses- sion of the thirteenth provincial leg- islature will open on, Thursday. Jan- uary The date was decided upon at a special meeting of the Cabinet min- isters, held on Saturday morning. Ur. Orok, M.L.A. for tho new con- stituency of Lepns, will move the ad- dress hi reply to tho speech from the throne. Albert IU..L. A. for Carillon, will second the address. Albert 13. Anderson had many, of the prisoners whom ho said he considered less guilty than the brought bcforu him io make 'statements. All motions for new trials were over- ruled by Federal Judge. Anderson. Moiions for arrest of judgment on be- half of all tho men also wore over- ruled- As soon as the court conven- ed a few minutes afttr 10 a.m. Dist- rict Attorney Miller roso from his seal "If the court pleases, the sovcrn- me'ii asks for judgments on the ver- ho said. H. Kruni, counsel for the prisoners than addressed the ocurt. ask in behalf of all the 33 men "Fairell's action in trying to tap found guilty that the verdict be set certain officials in the Iron Workers aside." (union might be constructed t "The motion will be over-ruled" said J said District Attorney Miller, the court. j The motions for arrest of judgments were likewise disposed of. Turning toward the prisoners, Judge Anderson said: "It has been more difficult than we expected lo arrive nt the degree of guilt in each of your cases. Have any of you anything to say why sentence should not be pronounced against you Silence greeted Patrick F. Farrell judge. "Your said Farrell, "1 have the question, until l stepped before the something to say in my behalf." "Something might have been said in your behalf that was not inter- rupted tbe court.. "Is It a fact that you were not in sympathy with the dynamiting cam- "That is a fact, your res- ponded Farrcll. "In 1007 T voted against a rpsoiiaion to continue UKI strike nf the Iron I never have hcen in sympathy with dynamit- ng." m i re Fully Garment Workers Are Out on Strike in New York Now York, X. Y-, Dec. 11} u-miU'li .inirnifht. c.Kti- at ml in number at, wont i ul. on stnki; in New York 1 liciut; up iipproxitnatdy ftic- tnrir.s. Thfty I'omamt hijrhcr pay and' hotter working comlitinns. I i-itrly a.s 'I a.m., and at, daylight in c a drizzling nun picket of tu-t.'Ivc had hnen posted nt all tho factories affected. In each ;it li'iist vwo women. Forty-live halls throughout tin: city have IMI g.ified by llin strikers for saUirriuf places. Violence has been ftMianccd hy leaders and the j ii uCvuillplisllid lij' no i MR. BURY BECOMES VICE-PRESI- DENT HALL GENERAL MANAGER Winnipeg, Dec. Hall, assistant general manager of west- ern Canadian Pacific railway lines for the past year, was today made general manager of western linec tn charge QI maintenance and op- eration headquarters at Win- nipeg, to become effective in Jan- uary 1st, 1913. George Bury, whose title has manager, drops the latter title and will devote his attentions wholly io the duties of vice-president. Thc order was issued this morning signed by Vice-President Bury and approved by Sir Thomas C. Shaughncssy. ,is president. "Then we take the way" said Judge Anderson, "I have been on the bench ten years and nevei sentenced a man I believed innocent." "This man Farrell is one of the least guilty of them all and If he had had proper legal advice he might have been found not'guilty." said Mi1.' jVIil- er. Parrel! is of New York, and was once an executive board member of the Iron Workers James Cooney, Chicago, next appear- ed before the court. Cooney was ques- tioned whether he had written any letters about dynamite plots. He bad he never had and Mr. Miller said no letters of Cooneys' had been intro- ucod because there wore none of im- portance. 'Why should Ortfo IS. McManigal testify falsely against anked the court. "I don't know why lie should" ans- wered Cooney. Uo you believe thai, organized labor has the right Io to violence in its askou (lie court. i-l do said Cooney. Asked whether there was any evidt-ncc- againsl Cooney oilier than McMani- sal's testimony, Mr. Miller said three witnesses corroborated McxManigal's testimony. gal'K testimony was. that as a hired he.met Oooney in a saloon in Chicago with President Ityan of the Iron Wotktrs1 Union and iliiit they .rei'errod to dynamiting non-union jobs. I James Conglilin, a former Iron j Worker husttirss agent in Chicago, wa.s next called. location. :rly stood on the same The Coal company built a bulwark of crib work across the. tr.ick of the former slide, but m this case it proved to be insufficient. IS Ml TO ALL LEADING NEWSPAPERS ARE LINED UP AGAINST BONAR LAW. London. -30 GoMinmcnt newspapers arc -excited ovec what they describe as the "Ion fetan pede from Food Taxes. There are now ovei a dozen lead ing Unionist including the London Times, the DaiH Moil, the Saturday Review and the-Spectator, advocating what is dubbed by the Liberals, ''The blank check policy" or arguing that food taxes are ncm highly improbable since Bonar has shifted the responsibility them to overseas dominions, "The blank check policy means leaving out tlie imperial preference tariff reform as an is- sue at the next general election with the idea of securing the subsequent ratification by the countrv of the Unionist scheme. FOR H HEART CALGARY MAN DROPPED DEAD WHEN ME SAW AMBULANCE AT DOOR FELL DOT OF BATH PECULIAR ACCIDENT HAPPENED TO BROTHER OF WRESTLER GOTCH IN NEW YORK New York, Dec. Gotch, 27 years old, brother of Frank Gotch, he champion heavyweight wrestler, net death in a peculiar manner, in a rooming-house in Dauphino street, lere, last night. Shortly after Jotch had repaired to a bath room, groans were heard. Breaking open lie door, other occupants round him itretehed out on floor iii a dying :ond1tlon. He died before physicians Coroner O'JIiira declared that deuth VHB due to ii broken neck, suffered in ailing out of the bath tub. Gotch was employed here as a stationary eii- DIED WHILE DRUNK London, Deo. Tagnoy, a wall known Can; er, died in lue police cells liens, two hours after ho bad While, Coughlin was hceii arrested for drimkeness. The walking forward, Judge Anderson real cause- or (loath was hemorrhage (Continued on page t.r brain. They Were Convicted of Attempt Theft from C.P.R. Freight Cars Otis Wiiiiiini'o and. Kfiisey and Geoghegan, who1 caught the pris- Calgary, Dec 3fl MaoDou- dropped dead at the bight ot his wire benitf removed to the hospital He had, himself onh from an attack of tvphoid winch had' ltfst him in a weak wife had complained oi feeling.ill'and while he had been al work sudden- ly developed high temperature, in the doctor's opinion, necessitated her im- mediate removal to the hospital': The shock of his wife being taken away was too great for the poor fellow, who dropped down dead. Not. tlie least pitiful feature of the case ,-is that there arc three very young chil- dren left without a father, pora'rily without a mother's one a baby only a few days old. The deceased, who was -lii years of age; resided at 3412 Sldtli street west Mount Pleasant. HE WAS ASPHYXIATED Ont., Dee, Bond, 5-f, was found yesterday sitting dead in front of a stove, and IB sup- posed to hare been suffocated by gas on Christmas eve. There was a half. roasted goose in the oven, _ t PI POMP MAN TACKLED BY BIG BEAR HE WAS SAVED BY TRAIN CREW wcre found guilty in the district, j oners in the act of entering the court Saturday Ceiling by Judge] cars. In the inriiclmcni tlu; addition- Winter tint cliurfic oi attempted then from I'.p.K. freight cars on I'IKU. M, lust. Moth prisoners wore rc- for sentence. The caw! occupied 'the iit.liMilion of I lie court (lift, greater part of tin a! charge of breaking into was thrown oul and llu; pviS' Siven the hcnclit. of tin1 di'iihl. The case airainHt. Kinncnlmrs. is also charged with theft from cnrs will possibly not. come 'H. Uoilcv I'ouri. Millwood, Man., Dec. hifi brown bear took possess-on of the Canadian Pacific pumphouse 'Satiir- lay, and was calmly thawing him- self out in the boiler room when Joe Sharp, the pumpman, returned from dinner. V Sharp grabbed a spike waul and struck- the bear un the head and tnocked him down, hut before the jumpman could get away the bcaV jrubbed him and in the scufTi: thfr ,hey ho til tumbled down stairs iii. Jie pit and at thai moment. thni 'push enginu" arrived to take wa- ter. The crow heard the pumpman's cry or help. Hrakeman Morris snatched red fuses and rushed through a .side iloor of the tank, while Conduc- tor Clark crawled out on top of the caboose with a .22 rifle. Just then oufc came thP pumpman with litiuu in hot pursuit. Knginuit Huiitn. up- coed the cylinder coclis as the bear passed The And timed it. so cars j wrll that bruin received a blinding nei's cloud of steam that made him miss his footiiift' .iiitl .sent him who, ;i bunk, lie then took to the ids and c.seapcd. up until The pumpman's cSnthi'.s were torn injury'. ;