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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta --M-' Herald VOLUME II. LITHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY I, NO. 41, DEFENCE HAS PUT IN ITS CASE In the Libel Action Oi Laird Against Scott Regina, Sask., Jan. de- fence of the famous Laird-Scott libe case was completed Saturday anc Monday morning the Court will heal rebuttal evidence... Several witnesses will take the stand to swear that Fry told them that they could make more money out of giving evidence for Scott than at and JUr. Laird will himself give testimony. John Dobson was examined and swore that he gave Laird aboutvelec- tion time. He also swore the money was his own, drawn from his private bank" account and paid-as a contribur tion to the campaign pure and simple He swore that he would have given the money whether; or not the raised con- tract price had been securwd. He said he .had not told Fry he had giv- en Laird money until long after the election, and -he did not remember or not he had received the back from his firm at the settl- ing up when they dissolved partner- ship, but he was sure the money had bees, paid for election purposes and not for services .rendered. Dobson de- nied the evidence of Fry, that the 100 catch basins were really part of the tender originally made and stated that they were left out and had his firm not secured the additional have lost that much mon- ey.' Witness swore that he knew Roddy McLennan; that McLennan had a "good time" following him around and trying to get evidence on this case. McLennan had talked about giving him a contract in St. Boniface if he would see Laird and -try to ge him to withdraw the case....H thought McLennan was working fo Scott. He had Also had a talk with Mr. Scott about the case, Pete Coop er having taken him up to his room in Winnipeg. They, alj agreed there that the case would be better droppec and Scott wanted him to come to Re gina und endeavor to get Laird to drop the case. The only reason hi knew of why Scott should make such a request from him was that wit- ness and Laird were such goot friends.- Re-examined by Mr. Bonner he said he thought the declarations were made "to suit that "It was the he said, "that Laird was to get the because of. the increase of in the contract price, but he would have made personal subscription to the campaign, fund whether or not the increase- been given." J. M. Young was another import- ant witness for the defence. During the afternoon he alleged that he And Laird had bought the eastern annex from J. K. IttcTnnes, Laird's name not appearing in the deal .because Laird was mayor at the time and "said he could secure concessions and privileges for the property which would be eas- ier gotten if it was not known that Laird was part owner. He estimated that' they had each made a profit of some from the deal. To Mr. Nolan he said he- .did not consider there -was anything wrong in Laird securing the removal of the nuisance grounds although they had certainly been benefitted by its removal. He could not suggest either that there had been anything improper in securing water rights. Samuel Flem- ing, who bought property in the an- ,'said Young had representecf' to him "that he could secure water there at the7 time he bought property and he certainly would not have purchased had the water rights not been Includ- ed. J. F. Bole; M.L.A., stated that Laird jiad offered him o per.cent. com- 'ilhssion on the bricks made by bis firm if the witness would secure their use in the Parliament buildings. "He had refused the offer. To Mr. .No- lan's, question, he denied asking what there was in it for him before the 5 per cent, was offered. Regina, Feb. 1 evidence in rebuttal of his case against Premier Scott this morning, H. W. Laird ad- mitted that he had received from Dobson and a similar amount from Fry. The money tie -said was given for a specific purpdsc, and was devoted to the Provincial Rights cam- paign fund. Along with it was mon- ey received in Regina, Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, and the total amount col- lected by.Laird within the week was all of which was turned over -to the Provincial Rights organizer and was devoted to the campaign purpos- es. He denied being bencfitted one cent from his municipal office and said Fry lied when he told of an al- leged arrangement. MONTREAL SHAKEN Jan. Montreal was shaken by an earthquake at 11.45. tonight. People iu all parts of the city were awaken- ed by the shock which was so sharp that it was believed to have been an explosion. Men were sent out from the po- lice stations to investigate. While the shock gave a scare to the inhabitants, no damage was reported. MINERS ARE STILL IN SESSION DICK VADNAIS SHOT HIS WIFE: ARRESTED Old Man Hit In the Head Twice Doctor Not Certain Whether He Will Recover Or Not Being Brought To Hospital Here ALL RIGHT FOR BRIDGE LETH- (Special to the Herald.) Cardston, Feb. Vadnais' :are. again in the limelight and things look" promising for another case in Richard Vadnais is the victim "thi's: time and his wife is blamed for the' fact that he bears two bullet wounds :i fathering At Indianapolis Will Last Another Week Indianapolis, Ind., Jan, rovei-Tjy over the report of .Thomas .ewis. president of the United Mine Yorkers of America will keep the iers' convention in session a week onger than was expected, the. de_ egate.s approved the report of the onnnittee in charge of. consideration f Mr. Lewis' chronicle-of his activity "the head of miners of coal .the United States and Canada in o far as it adversely criticised the ennsylvania and district or obstructing the efforts of the pres- lent.and national executive board in ieir efforts .to bring about a joint iterstate agreement with mine winch was effected in a co'nfer- ice. at Toledo.. When the report of Mr. Lewis was take up by sections, ;i paragraph had been reported in which'- Mr. Lewis: treated- desires of the husband for a contin- very tightly closed and will not say uatioa of the argument. anything. Vadnais was not completely disabl- j Vadnais goes to Lethbridge on this F as he got on a horse and rode to ixeighbor's house and told them of The neighbor imme- into Card- that he is in a weak! slon: where a doctor was seen. The 'condition und :nay not recover, Vadnuis and his wife have hot tem- pers. They frequently quarrel but usually make up. However, on Satur- day .Sl- i as a result the husband is in a pre- night last i> the row was of more i-siiai ai'itl doctor said that -Vadhais was in a wtmk state and advised his- removal to'the hospital at Lethbridge for treat- It was found that one bullet had pone'ihe neck and come luHfilf of tin.1 The carious state. From what Vadnais says, his wife shot him twice. They had been hav- ing a war of words and the woman pulled a gun ajid smothered all the'' other bullet came out about an inch below, the ear. No one seems to -know what the quarrel about. Mrs. Vadnais has been arrestefcahcl brought into town but she is keeping .her mouth afternoon's train .and Dr. 'Stacpoole will accompany him. It only last fall that Mrs Vadnais and her brother-in-law, Bis- set by name, appeared in court on a charge of attempting to murder Vad- nais. were acquitted and after the trial Vadnais went back to live with his wife. The quarrel at that time was over the presence- of rela- tives of Mrs. Vadnais on the place. The Vadnais lives at Boundary Creek, southwest of Cardston. Vad- uais is a French Canadian with a fondness fur liquor. He is considered to do, having'a well-stock- ed ranch...- AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARM sion of officers of as having District 1, .disobeyed the mandate of himself and the national Provision In Regard To the Early Closing and the Gait Hospital board in ordering a return'to work riiiijsC-fi njizre strike pendrugr subsection: a settlement with operators, the con- vention was into a confusion of W. D.-Vari Horrie, president of Dis- trict No. 11, alluded -to the National Board as Executive wood- fin and declared that it and President Lewis had to force his constituents to work in a mine which was so carelessly con- structed as-to be dangerous to the lives of., "Man and Mule." In the "Act to Amend" the Leth- bridge Charter" now before the Al- berta Legislature, the following are the '.'most- Important 3. Section 3, title XXXI V, is amend ed by adding :thereto the following NO ASIATICS Where there are two or more local improvements to be'dealt with; at the sajne time moneys .to be rais- ed under the provisions of this sec- tion be included in one issue of de- bentures, but always subject to the provisio that such debentures shall mature within the probable lifetime of each of the several local improve ments to be covered thereby.'V 5. Subsection of said section (a) as enacted an said section 2 is hereby repealed, and ithe folio wing substituted -therefor: "This section shall not apply to pharmaceutical chemists, or to chem- j ists-and in so fan as any shops or portions of such shops are used "or" occupied'by them or any annual BURNED TO DEATH IN DAYLIGHT ALF. MOODIE IS DEAD AT CALGARY Hamilton, four oc- cupants of a bricfe house could be burned to death broad daylight within a stone's throw of relatives and is the almost incon- ceivable tragedy that occurred on Old Indian Trail two miles south of Lynden, when Phillip Vansikle, a farmer, 78 years old; his son, 24 years; his son-in-law, Harry Van- sikle, 35 years of age, and -his daugh- ter, met death in-a fire which com- pletely destroyed their farm house. The cause of. the fire is a mystery. There' is -no suspicion of foul play. PROPOSAL TO JOIN HANDS Sudden Call To Well-known Alderman and Horseman Dr. Galbraith, who headed the Lethbridge deputation, which appeared' before the Al- berta government in regard tv> railways, stated to the Herald that the interview was very en- couraging and there was every reason to believe that Leth- bridge would be well looked after in the matter of railways. WOULD PAY A TAX ON THE COAL SOCIALISTS IN CONTROL They Are Now to Hold the Balance of Power In tbe U.M.W To Produce Revenue For Compensation Fund United Mine Workers Will Discuss Amalgamation n The District Mine Workers held their convention here this week, pi" them for purposes other than thatcommencing on Wednesday in the La- of pharmaceutical chemists or of chem j ists or druggists.'i, This is in. refer- once to the. early closing. 6. By-law No. 40 of the City of Lethbridge to provide for certain grants to be made to Gait Hos- j pital, and for raising the sum of On C.N.R. Construct- ion In British Columbia Vancouver, B. C., Jan. his address to the board of trade, i; D: D. Mann said: "We have askJ the premier of British Columbia :or government aid in order that we may commence the construction of our road through British Columbia as soon as our surveys are completed and any announcement or statement vith regard to what the government jf British Columbia will do, must ;ome from the government direct and lot from me. "Your premier states that any as- sistance which the government might give our. railway would cany with it he condition that none: but white abor should be employed on the con- struction. Wo aarree to in a speech ai. the close of the banquet declared himself n favor of supporting the McEride government in any reasonable action 000.00 for the purpose of contribut- ing towards the erection, of a building to be used by the Gait Hospital for hospital purposes for the City of Lethbridge. is hereby ratified and de clared to be" and to havc been within the Legislative authority of the City of Lethbridge. GALT HOSPITAL An Act in Regard to Management Before the Legislature There is an Act respecting the Gait Hospital before the Legislature 'at Edmonton. It provides for a re- modelling of the constitution of the hospital. E. T. Gait and W. M. Ramsey, of Montreal, John Gait., of Winnipeg and bor Hall. One of the important matters to be considered is the question 6f tlitr aHU- Calgary, Feb. citizens of Calgary were shocked on Saturday afternoon when they heard that Ald- erman Alfred Jttoodie was dead. His death occurred at. 4.55 at his resi- dence at" 316, Seventh Avenue Hfcst. Mr. Moodie had -been suffering for a few .days.-from a slight cold and sto- mach trouble, but was attending to business as usual on Thursday. Fear- ing that it might develop into la grippe he remained at his home on was in good spirits and a. day .or two to be out again. On Saturday morning he was in good spirits and dressed and went into an adjoining-room to shave. He also received a nnmljer of friends who had called to sec how he was getting along. Shortly afterwards he was 'attacked-with-heart failure and about eleven o'clock lapsed into unconscious from which he never came out. The late Aid. Mo'odie who was in his fortieth year, ..was a native of On- tario, and came west to Manitoba in 1886- After spending number of ears" there.'and part Indianapolis. Jan. a 10- years' struggle the Socialists among the membership United Mine Workers of America have at last ob- tained the balance of power in the na- tional convention now in session here. It is estimated that 300 out of the 800 delegates are either active cialists or have engaged to support members 'of Socialistic tendencies in the..convention__...... A resolution for the public owner- ship of public utilities was adopted the convention without a dissent- ing vote. President Lewis finds a ri- val for his office in John Walker, of is a professed Socialist. and his supporters, the conservative party in the convention, on the eve of reactional strife, that threatend 'their regime, seem to have decided that it now would be "bad antagonize such a strong influence as the Socialists now wield. The Conservatives and the Socialists have united in defeating resolutions recommending the organization of an independent labor party. 1 A resolution protesting to Congress against repealing the tariff on coal defeated... by the convention. The delegates the' northwest wanted the resolution -passed, declaring tbe IT affords them local protection. A resolution was adopted advocating- woman's suffrage. Edmonton, Nor- thern Alberta Coal Operators asso- ciation and the Southern Alberta Coal Operators' association: have a propo- sition to submit to the government which would solve to their satisfaction the most grievous objection to the Workmen's Compensation act. The operators will make..a proposition to pay five cents to the government on every ton of coel mined by them .IB the On the payment- of this the government is to carry the lia- bility of insurance under the Work-, Compensation act. This ttTe-- operators submit to the government. as a ".business proposition worthy "ols" consideration. The. idea is that if the risk of compensation tinder thf act can be borne" by the miaing the price of coal 3 1-2 cents per. ton, then the government ought to be willing to bear that ristii the operators levy a tax on their output of 5 cents per ton- One operator stated that on this basis the govern. meat would be conducting the insur- ance liability at a SAVED BY WIRELESS Norfolk, Virginia, Jan. value of telegraphy was again demonstrated last 'night in Hampton Roads when a message through the air telling1 6! the colli- sion of Old-Dominion" liner Hamilton, with a calling for as- sistance. Within five minutes tugs were enroute tot the scene and the--.: Hamilton, though badly but still-afloat was towed to her pier here. WEBBTAKEN iation of the Western Federation of- the Northwest Territoi-ies, he came to Miners and the United Mine Workers. Chas. Bunting will represent the for- mer at the meeting. connected with the election of the sec- CaJgary in years was connected and for several with several ho- tel and other business enterprises in .It is also understood the conven-, this city. For the past or so tion will discuss the matter of'ajhe has devoted his entire attention to strike at Hillcrest. The circumstances his real estate and ranching interests. He was looked on as a shrewd far- STATES LOOKS GOOD >_ Femie, Feb Crow's "'Neat Pass Coal Company are looking: afiead towards a very large amount" ing in the near future. Just eut things in this respect are embryo state, but within a short-time more coke ovcss -will be built here, and other nnprovements made that will put far-'away in the lead of any eity in the Kootenay. The progressive pokey of the management. of. the C- N. P Coal Company is very c-ommpncfabTe anoT shows that they have great faith in Fernie and their 5 'nines here. retarv of the District Mine Workers it is understood will be brought the attention of the convention. to ARRESTS MADE AT EMERSON Magrath of with such Lethbridge, other persons to. as Man.. Jan. noon the elder member of the Pereles Bros, firm was arrested, together with his seeing business man, and his different ventures since coming to Calgary have invariably proved successful. At the time u-hen he was taken ill he was arranging- for the erection of a large business block to be one of the best in the city, on the corner of Seventh Ave., and Second St. east for which- plans were being prepared. He alsa. took deep interest in sports -of all kinds., and has been president of the Western Canada Turf Association. ____ i sheriff the Deported Despite Given By Judge Stuart Webb, the Minott, N. D. man, who escriped from jail where he had been committed on a charge of sell- liquor in a prohibition state, AFTER MONEY LENDERS Ottawa, Jan. 3L-rThe crown attor- ney; is- iri communication with _ the attorney general's department in re- gard to the further prosecution of the money lenders of the capital, who" are doing business at illegal rates of interest. It is understood that the department is likely to take action on the; ground that" thing has become a .public scandal. and was arrested here by the local has been taken back to the j states, and placed in charge of the county where he was Alf Moodie was well known in Leth-! imprisoned. This is rather astonish- ing news, as it was only a week or bridge and had host of friends assistant, who is said to be his part- this; Clt-v and the .south country, ner, on suspicion of starting the fire last night which nearly destroyed the may from time to time become mem- town. After tbe fire a crowd gather- bers of the corporation" are determined to arrest all .porated .under the name of the connected with the Pereless hospital.- 'Bros. the- mayor stopped theni. The Board of Management shall Thc feeling is very strong. The blaze consist of nine members, the above j started on the extreme north end of incorporators and five others, one to j the'Alexandria block in a store'occu- by t took to assist the Canadian North- i appointed by the city of Leth- i Pted by Pereless Bros. Hebrews, who three by the Alberta Railway j had been conducting a bankrupt stock and Irrigation Co., and in case Their stock was covered by an company ceases to exist original in-j insurance of They said the corporators can make three, appoint- K're .stafted through a stove in their me.nts, and one by the original in- j store room being knocked over, corporators. Th'e original incorpora.' Winnipeg, Man., Jan. are- tors shall hold office during their 'suit of the S100.000 firc which almost lives or until they resign and in case swept the business sect ion of Emerson of vacancies amongst them the re-'away the Attorney-General's depart- mnining incorporators shall fill was communicated with this vacancy. The appointed managers morning. There are defined sus- shall net vote or take part in thejpicions of incendiarism and investign- fillinpr of these vacancies. Life mem- tion into nil the circumstances will rn to the coast. He also mentioned hat a deputation would shortly go roin Vancouver to Ottawa to endeavor o obtain a million dollar grant for iarbor improvements with a quarter f a million to be spent this year n.-'widening (he channel and improv- ng the first narrows. President Strong of the Alberta our Milling said it was a set. led question that a large amount of vhent bound for Europe from the Northwest would come via Vancou- EASTERN HOCKEY Victorias defeat, d Ottawa Cliffsides in :ari interpro- rincial union game by.-11 goals to 4.. defeated Que- )ec by 8 goals to 4 in the E.C.H.A. ame bere. bers who have subscribed with an annual subscription fee of shall have a right to take part in the annual meeting. The annual meet- ing is fixed to take place in the first week" in July, The act states that the corporation probably be ordered. WRECK ON I. C. R. Moncton, Feb. a wreck of of the hospital management be unall always in its undenominational. the English mail train En- gineer C. Cool, Campbcllton, killed and Engineer Freyers injured. Fireman Carson and were eeverlv scalded, badly Clark ASK FOR COMMISSIONS Number of Questions Discussed Alberta School Trustees Edmonton, Alta., Jan. The school trustees of Arberta elected these officers: Hon. president, Hon. Mr. Kutherford, tion: president, minister of Educa- W. J. Brotherton, Medicine Hat; 1st vice-president, Rev. A. R. Aldrklge, Vermilion; 2nd vice- president. W. 0. Lee, Cardston; 3rd vico-president, H. A. Malcolm. Tnnis- fail; socrctary-treasurer, Dr. A. M. Scott. Calgary: executive committee. Harry Floetwood. Lethbridge; George McDonald, Olds; Archdeacon Gray, Edmonton: Dr. Johnston, Lundbreck; JHP. McCaig, Edmonton. The convention resolution asking the government to impose an TO RACE IN OLD LAND New York, Jan. forthcom- ing English racing season which be- gins early m the spring will attract wide attention in this country because of a large number of'American horses thht will participate. The decad- ance of racing here as a result of leg- islation in various states, has caused many 'of the best American horses to be shipped abroad.: TlED FOR Fl RST PLAQE Ottawa, Jan.- defeated the Wanderers Saturday night in the last the first half of the "E. C. H. A. schedule, score being 5 to two -ago-that Justice Stuart in The teams are now tied for" first ea.> Corpus proceedings decided that the offense committed by Webb did come under the deportation clause. After this decision-had been given by the judge. Immigration Ag- ent Humphries received instructions from to deport Webb. At this time Webb had left the city, but Mr. Humphries was authorized to follow his trail and get him at any ost. Mr.. Humphries immediately started out for the north, as he un- derstood the man had left for Edmon- ton, ting At Calgary he succeeded in get- trace of him and it was only a short, time before he was located in that city. He was arrested and Mr. Humphries away with him to Portal, whore he handed him over to tin- shoriff. Mr. Humphries returned to the this morning. educational tax from to quarter section. It also asked that a TRAFFIC INTERRUPTED commission bo appointed to inyesti-i Fob. between gate the question of industrial 'and! Prince Edward and the. main- hand-training in the schools; and ask-! is intr-rnipted. The steamer ed for a joint commission of the de., Minto which .mailed from Georgetown ent of education and provincial hoalth bo'ajvl a medical inspec- tion of the schools. P. E. T. has been in .the ice three mil- off Pictou lightship since Satur- The convention day and is hauling mail? and passen. also favored compulsory education. gers over the ice. place. ABERDEEN WITHOUT COAL Aberdeen, Sask., Jan. worst storm of the season is raging here to- day. The town is completely out of coal and many are suffering.': .All traf- fic is blocked. The local telephone is also out of business. SCRAP AT CALGARY Calgnry, Feb. at the Lyric theatre the much talked about event, the Cove-Lauder. boxing will be pulled oft. Both principals have worked hard .to get into shape for this bout. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. York had a cold dip yesterday and there was much suffering amongst the homeless. Weather throughout the state of New York is very cold. Dart Burt, ex-M.P.. for North Brant has been appointed Collector of, Cus- .at -Ont. Longboat aiKf- Shrubb arc training hard at Newv .York for their race on Friday, Sftrubb's toe is all right again. There was a second shock in Montreal today. No damage was reported. ;