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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta TFe Lethbridge Daily Herald Lethbridge, Alberta. Saturday, February Number 50. OBJECTION OF IMPLEMENT MEN To Proposed Legis lation Of Alberta Gov't. Edmonton, Feb. ses- sion was a short one, the only bill o importance coming, up for a second reading being an act respecting the agreement ior the sale of chattels in troduced by Hon. C. W. Cross. This act, -which will be a very importan one, respecting agricultural common itits, is arousing the ire the ma chiaery men, as Messrs. Chaplin Hunt and S. H. Roe, the latter o Tudhope-Andereon Co., Calgary, ar here lobbying against it. Mr. Hunt claims that if it goe through it will compel machinery me to selL on a cash.basis and that this rwill greatly retard the development of the province as farmers will not be able to buy implements needed to properly work their farms. The act says that in any action ar- ising out of any connection with the purchase of any chattel no condition, covenant, agreement or stimulation on tlie part of the purchaser being collateral to the main purpose of ag- reement ot purchase shall be valid unless it is in the opinion of. the court before which the action is tried TIEGRAPHIC BRIEFS According to the terras of an order ssued to the police of Windsor ycs- crday every, child found on the treets after none o'clock at night is o be taken into custody unless he or he be accompanied by a proper per- on. A German ship described as the from Bremen was vrecked in a gale of! Dunwoody Bay, Australia, today. The crew was lost Bert Swan broke the world's re- cord for remaining under water at St. Joseph, Mo., last night by lying at the bottom of a tank of water for three minutes and six seconds. COOK WILL NOT SPEAK Santiago, Chile, Feb. Dr. Frederick A. Cook, being offered an opportunity today to make a public statement re- garding his claim of having discovered the North Pole and which were discredited by the University of Copenhagen, flat- ly refused to grant aa inter- view. His sole expression was that he wished to be left in peace. PRES. TAFT ON THE NEGRO PROBLEM Education Will Make the South Prosperous A LYNCHING CROWD STORMED CAIRO JAIL One Man Shot by Saved Negro Over Now LLOYD-GEORGE NOT COMING Cairo, 111., Feb. man kill- ed, Thomas Halliday, and three woun- ded as the result of an attack upon the jail 'here last night by a mob which tried to lynch two negroes who were arrested for stealing a purse from a woman. When the mob which numbered more than 200, marched to the jail steps last night Sheriff Nel- lls threw open the front door of tlie court house above the jail and said: "1 am here to protect my and at the same time deputies began snooting into the mob and killed Thos. Halliday, son of ex-Mayor Thomas Hailiday, and wounding three others. The niob fell back and the body, of i Halliday lay upon the steps of the just and reasonable under all circum-! court all nlght> Sheriff Nelu stances. Mr. Cross was not able to iully ex- plain the act before adjournment and it will be taken up again when the House meets. Before adjournment Mr. Boyle kft- ain asked about the papers in connec- tion with the railway guarantee. This rather annoyed the Premier who re- plied that the papers would be brought down when the government saw fit and not till then. During the afternoon many bills were introduced among them being one to amend the charter of the city "of Calgacy, and one to validate and confirm certain bylaws. Major Jamieson. reached here tonight to be in attendance when these matters came before the House or make full explanation to the Cal- gary members. The members who left for their homes for the week-end were, Messrs. Smith, Glendenning, Telford, Puffer, Bennett, Staufier, Ho'rden, Keadlcy, McLean and Roberts. ng of women's pocketbooks, was re- eased tonight. The grand jury failed to return an indictment against him. Pmtt's sentence was imposed ten min- utes after he entered the court house 1 and pleaded guilty to the indictment returned yesterday. i A searching grand jury investiga- tion of. the attack on the jail was Washington, Feb. 19 the pros- perity of the south lies the solution of the race problem in the opinion ot President Taft, who participated last night in a conference of educators and philanthropically disposed men and women in Washington. on industrial I education in the south. The confer- ence was held at the residence of Miss Mabel L. Boardman. "There are two things working to- Utica, N. Y., Feb. 18.-Hon. Lloyd-George, Chancellor of British Exchequer, will not visit this country the coming summer as has been generally reported. Hugh Hughes of the staff of the Utica Press re- ceived a letter from the Chan- cellor today stating that he had intention at present of visiting America 'this year. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Professor Henry Bryon Newson, fif- ty years of age, professor of mathe- matics in the University of Kansas.. dropped dead at Lawrence. Kas last night. Senator Tillman of South Carolina. who is suffering from paralysis, was reported at 8 o'clock this morning to passed a fairly quiet Right and to be much better than, last evening; Neil Burgess, known thc -country over as a clever character actor, who "made one of the greatest hits in later 13th century comedy productions the "County died today at his home in New York. KING EDWARD SIGNS THE SPEECH FOSTER VERSUS THE EDITOR OF GLOBE Famous Suit Is Under Way at of Foster's Cheques in Court Toronto, Feb. suit of the ward the solution of the negro prob- Hon. Geo E Foster against J. A. lea" said the President. "One is Macdonald, ecutor of the Globe, for the development of interest among 1 damages for libel was con- the clags of Southerners in thls morning. The suit is of the negro and a con- based on alleged statements made by property in the West more thai In much ot these invest- nients Mr. Foster was personally in- Premier Asquith Cred- ited With Clever Move Condon, Feb. speech -with which King Edward -Rill open parlia- ment on Monday received His Ma- jesty's final approval and signature at a meeting of the privy council in Buckingham palace this morning. The new ministers were also sworfi In and received the seals of office. Seldom has an address from the throne and its interpretation by the prime minis- ter been awaited with such Intense interest for en this hangs the life of the government Premier Asquith is credited today with, the rattier clever, plan of submitting to parliament as sciousness of the fact that nothing will so much help the South as edu- cation. Mining (investmentj ciuestion of the veto power of The Montague Syndicate Mortgage, J House of Lordg ghould he dec the defendant at Orillia about the J Milling Co. (Investment) plaintiff during the political campaign of 1907 in which he stated that Fos- The Aird Lands, and Carrot Lake, and the Swan River Lands, terested. This large sum was made L whole the questi0n of whether pro- up as follows: The Great West Land priety shall be to a CQ'nsidera_ Company, The Kamloops I ter had received a rake-ofi from the ordered by Judge Butler immediately i The South until the-last decade had i TT after the disposal of the case against j a drcadfillly hard time to support the sfe lands to the Umon Trust Co' the two negroes. Judge Butler's in- J government o! her states without vas manaSer- structions to the grand jury were but now the south is getting I substance to a demand that the r am delighted to have fifteen-! "ll w i am UL j damages for slander as well as ers be brought to justice and cotton, whether it be higher or TTb j .libel. He decided that there was no to stand trial, for rioting was a fel- not because it means the prosperity) _ _ i slander and sccordmelv ruled- out on opening cided on the point raised as to claims of the South, the development of her; REAL ESTATE IS ACTIVE refusing to allow any one to enter tlie yard to remove the body unti daylight. Early this morning the situation is critical as the people are worked up to fever heat. Quieter at Night Cairo, Feb. three companies of militia guarding the courthouse and jail under the direct supervision of Adjutant General F. S. Dixon, Cairo settled down tonight to ;omplete quiet after a strenuous 24 hours. It is believed the mob spirit is quelled.' There are many scattered ;roups of men about the streets, but no crowd is allowed to congregate. Threats were made today against Sheriff Nellis for the killing of Alex- ander Halliday and the wounding of four other men by deputies in beating back the mob that attacked tb.e jail last night in an attempt to lynch the negro purse snatchers, but the pres ence of soldiers .prevents any open demonstrations. John Pratt, the negro whom the mob intended to lynch, was sentenced today to prison for not more than fourteen years. He will be taken tc "This sort of procedure must be educational system and the working he said. "There have been 1 out of the most difficult problem ever five murders In Cairo since Nov. 1. j presented to a people." when we had a previous occurrence1 Thomas Nelson Page presided at iccordingly another tion of the financial bill or to the the decide how the Unionists could avoid sup- porting the premier's predilection in Towards the close of the day's pro- f Q[ budget as tney ceedings in answer to questions persistently upon the necessity Mr. Rowp.ll, important statements j Qf. regularizing the finances of the were made by Col. Stevenson, bear- country before an attack upon the ing on the practice of the Union Trnst His Lordship ruled that had Macdon- ald in his statement of defence obiect- ruled- out Co. investing their funds. He said raised he could not recall any instance in which the money of the Union Trust company had bcen advised to the full of mob violence. These murders show hat mob law is no detriment to crime and it is your duty to see that mob aw ceases to be." Coroner James McManus lias not ordered an inquest of the killing of nalliday. He said 'be intended to go slowly in bis investigation. Sheriff Farm Lands Are Sold to Actual Settlers the conference. Lords BUSY SCENE ed that written notice of intention to amount of the purchase price ot the j proceed on a charge of libel had not {property other than those which Mr. ibeen given he would have ruled thc' Foster was -interested in. Nor nf I whole suit out. But Macdonald not (could he remember any other case in j having so objected he thought Foster which a separate valuation had no was entitled' to proceed. The case AT STATION iii CM Nellis was 'in touch with Governor Friday MOl'lllUg; SHOWS Deneen by telephone. He said his u> u.ciejfilUilC. JttC SdlU 1V13 _ _- m fj course had been commended by the) MllCll ACtlVjlty----MOrC jovernor. A stray shot Qred by a member. oft the mob was the direct cause of the' Accommodation voiiey from the deputies guarding jail that laid several of the mol) low, according to Sheriff Nellis. "I was standing on the front-porch of tlie court house parleying with the mob, which was demanding that; I give up said the sheriff, "when for defence then proceeded. Toronto, Feb. the Foster vs Macdonald libel suit today Col. Ste- venson, Supreme Chief Ranger of the I. 0. F., was the only witness on the stand during the whole day and he was called by the defense. He was clear and concise in his statements and undoubtedly anxious to be fair. been made. Checks were referred to in the evi- dence of Col. Stevenson to the num- ber of four. The jury were probably interested in them and handed them around the box to one and then to another. They were all four made out on the Union Trust INSURGENTS FORMER BANK PRESIDENT COMMITTED SUICIDE Logansport, Ind, Feb. body John F. Johnson, former president of the state national bank of this city was found floating in the Wahash river today. Johnson served six years in prison following ais confes- sion that he ,had embezzled of the bank funds. Recently he bad been a grain broker. It is preesumed that he had committed suicide. printed cheque forms-and were lows: On Fridav morning me union it had dealt with the matters which Had 1 denot was a busv place. Botli wickets y .'been touched upon by the insurance From the'opening-to 'the late Toronto, Nov. 2nd, 1003, Pay to the order of Ontario, Manitoba and noon the 'evidence of Col. Stevenson were open and the ticket agents were; busy. At 5.30 the A. R. L train commission. In the late afternoon Mr. Rowell got some information re- SUFFER REPULSE Managua, -Feb. telegraph operator with the government army notified General Toledo today that pulled out for Cardston witti a sood. fhe _ ...._.. contingent of passengers. The C._F.jwhich t-r0m a produccd and Bay Street Branch of the Standard some one in the crowd fired a shot My deputies, watching the parley from a second story window, thought that I fired the shot as a signal and they fired a volley into the air. The mob refused to retreat and the depu-j R. train for Carrnangay was standing signed by Dr. Montague concerning on the siding waiting a chance to get interests in Manitoba lands were to Bank, It was endorsed by the man-, ager of the Ontario, Manitoba and. five o'clock yesterday noon when the insurgents retired in trie direction of Santo Toas. This Is accepted as mean ing a government victory but BO .Tord has 'been received from General Vaa- quez. to the platform. This accommoda-i be given tQ Hon R Roblin and j Land Co., Ltd. tion train to Carrnangay is so well pat-; Hon> Robert Rogcrs of thc Manitoba ronized that frequently there are cabinct> The docilmcnt did not dis- about twice as many tickets sold as closc the Value or said lands Beforc ties then fired into -the crowd. My conscience is easy over the affair. j there are seats. This is not as the ]ettCTs in which Mr. Fos- prison tomorrow morning with twelve "The rioters were determined to other convicts in a special train, get me unless I got them. I did my Lincoln Wilson arrested as a suspect- 1 duty by protecting my prisoners at should be but it is understood that a larger passenger coach with cushion- ed seats will soon be put on. ter urged Dr. Oronhyateka to give more Independent Order of Foresters money to the Union Trust Co. Mr. ed companion of Pratt in the snatch- Real estate is rapidly changing bands these days and especially so in city lots. The other day a gentle- man was looking at a map and con- sidering the purchasing of a couplr or them a few minutes later at an interrupted by a telephone call from an intending purchaser. A gentleman bought several residen- tial lots the other day and sold three of the ma few minutes later at an increase of one huncfted and fifty dol- lars. The Alberta Securities report they are selling land every day. The de- mand for city property is better than a year ago and prices are much high- er but the people are getting better value for their money. Prcatlcally all the land sales are being made to ac tual settlers judging from present sales and the enquiries there will be a large influx of actual purchasing set tiers this year. The Alberta Securities have pur chased thirty head of fine horses a Cardston and Magralh districts to MEMBERS HAD CANADA AND assist their outfits in carrying on their farm work in the neighbor hood of Lethbridge. J. I. Eakin Co. have sold a con sidernble number of lots in the Duf Addition. Values have increased abov. fifty per cent, in that part in the tast Then along comes the express for Rowell said that so far as the defense been able to trace it, the Union LIVELY SCRAP THE GERMANS Trade Relation Explained ibridge by Hon. W.S. Fielding in the House One Called Another a Common Apologized Ottawa, Feb. the public accounts committee this morning Car- vel, member for Carlton, N.B., accus- ed Crockett, member tor York, N.B., of trying to mislead the committee j best of the "of! in connection with contracts let to worth Q{ gQods whkh tho; the Maritime Dredging Co. and the i Domini0ll of Canada exported to Ger- the south and the Great Northern and A. R. I. vestibuled car are crowded Trust Co. had invested in lands with passengers for Coutts and the; intervening towns and passengers en: i route 1o connect with the G. N. R. at Virden. This train was hardly outj of the way till the belated Spokane j flyer pulled in with its load of people j whose strange looking faces showed j thai they were new arrivals at Leth- The second cheque was dated Tor- onto, Dec. 1903, and to thc Standard Bank to the credit of Hon. Geo. E. Foster, on ac- count of commission. (Signed) John 1. Davidson, director, and Geo. E. Foster, manager. The third check Feb. 2nd, 1904. Pay to the order of (Continued on page C) ASSASSINATION AT CHERRY It is no wonder that improvements and enlargements are soon to be made in the union depot and plat- j forms which are now crowded with passengers and baggage. When a tniin comes in there is quite a jam CARMANGAY Fifteen Thousand Dollar Building Will Be Erected London, Feb. Mail's Berlin of prissensers and trucks on the plat- Carmangay, Feb. IS.-The Carman- correspondent, says thc Canadians in form> Xo wonder the train crews Public school board at a meeting do CONTRACTORS OF CITY TO CRGANIZE Builders' Provisional Conmiitee Appointed One More Tragedy at the Scene of November Disaster An enthusiastic meeting of Local Builders and Contractors was held share the. joy of Ger- mrk the busy business at Leth.jheld on Friday, the 18th dccid- last night in Smith Bros. Wilson's riR ar' VOTC- ,t- mans at the tariR arra'nKements Thcvi GcrmMy Ui VII J. I. Eakin Co. sold a subdivision Dominion Dredging Co. Crockett and Blain jumped to their feet ana demanded that Carvel with- draw the remark. Carvel, turning to Biain, said: "You arc a common nuisance." Blain, "Now, my honorable friend, you don't want me to slap you: face, no you? As soon as I cet you outside I'll force you to apologize." Crockett asked for protection of chairman against such ruffianly con- Thc incident rnricri with "Imitting that, .there had been a misun- of ten acres just south of the fair i dcrsmrtiT.g ami apologised to Blain. grounds. The price reported is said' to be in the neighborhood of eight thousand dollars. FRANCE'S ATTITUDE IN AMERICAN TARIFF Pnris. Feb. in an editorial calling attention to extracts in American newspapers on the state or the tariff negotiations, declares that an erroneous impression seems to prevail there with reference to the attitude of France, if it is thought i.tat France is preparing to Concede jmany in 1909 was agricultural imple- ments, chiefly mowing machines, on which concession duties have bcen obtained. "Canada has simply been out-man-1 oeuvrcd by said a Cana-j dian economicist last night. "They j have exploited our ignorance of their: market condition. Concessions on sheep, horses and cattle amount to nothing because Germany i none worth mentioning." TO VANCOUVER iFrom Edmonton Has Been Completed Last Link accept Messrs. Naig following firms were rep- Cherry, Feb. attempt to assassinate one of the St Paul Coal company's bosses added to the trag- edy of the Cherry Mine disaster today. M. JIanditich, a dismissed employee, ran up behind Charles Atherton, a newly appointed boss at the St. Paul mine in which nearly three Tiundred men were killed last November, whip- ped out a revolver and crying 'To pay you fired three shots. Atherton fell, probably fatally wound- ed. Regina, offer of for school de- resented: Wm. Oliver, Smith Bros. bcntures, the same to be issued at J Wilson, Doyle Thomas, E. T. Broad once. The buiWing of the new school Western Plumbing Co., W. R. Virtue. will be proceeded with at once. Watts, S. Knapham, H. Halworth completed it will be one of the. bestlc. J. Lauman, W. L. McKenzic.'Lus- in this part of the country. architect will supervise. (WIDOW OF LATE REV. DR. BLACKSTOCK DEAD A Re-isier