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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta WT.I THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD nt HBRAUn PAGE OF UTI LOCAL NIWi LETHWUlXJli. ALhEHTA. PAGE SEVEN Suicide Secures Gun, Which He Used With Fatal Results, Despite Efforts of Police Forces to Prevent Inquest Monday Evening Ex- gun peeted to Develop Some Sensational Evidence The meanwhile, Inquest oa the man, presumed to be Joe Armstrong, who shot hlm- geod, though tho company prepar- j ed in nil cases to make a rloen welt test. This mis announced a year axo lust August when the company stated its intention of making a thorough test of Alborta for oil. There Is a strong feeling among oil mou that this year is to be the big- gest year In the history of oil devel- opment in .the southern part of tho province. There are now six wells drilling which look likely. Theso are Imperial No. 1 at Cry Fork, Imperial No. Z at Twin Uutte, the Imperial at ped back, making for the kitchen. It' Czar, the Imperial at Consul just is supposed on this the deceatsd (.cross tho Alberta boundary on the was of the opinion that he had tone I Letiibrirtge-Weyburn line, the Dream- to fetch' gun, and he then broke Held on the Lucky Strike plateau near away trom the woman, harrying down Foremost and the Boston-Alberta well the street, Aettnf message recelrei if on a telephone south of Cardston, at the lUtion, that hundred feet the which is several deepest well over Belt on Eleventh Street, as it now I a man' was on the street 'flourishing I drilled In the province and which will transpires, shortly before three 1 a gun, Detectives Wallis anU Egan he drilled several hundred feet fur- o'dock on Friday afternoon last, will. hastened to spot, and Daw the de- li o held at Monday evening. ceased on Eterenth Street not far ther to establish a definite deep well test of this part of the province. There premises to be something of i from Fourth Avenue. He started to i u is understood that the imperial sensational developments with "the i run on catching sight ot the officers, I On Co js hopeful that the Im- in the case" and tho stoi-y of turning the gun he held on himself, jjo 2 will open up a field which with the fatal consequences, as al-, wlll be conslderably more important the "eternal trlungle.1'1 It now appears thai the name of ready brought to light. It Left is understood Letter that letter aJ- ressed "To all to whom it may con the victim of the self-shooting is Pressler, and that he Is a married man. This much is gathered from ._ telegram received by Chief Glllespie i cern" was found in pocket of the coat of from Syrisuse, X.Y., asking kirn to deceased, in which It would appear "locate Prossler's wife in regard to I that the act of shooting was a pre- burial." It Is further ascertained that; meditated one. This letter will be the deceased came to the city from I produced at the inquest, and will go 1 than the Okotoks field. Vancouver, and that he woro a vet- eran's badge identifying him as hav- ing belonged to the 7th Battalion. En- quiries are being inude among tho veterans In Vancouver to establish identity. Woman In Case Waa "Missing1 shooting. It seems, has its se- quel in the disappearance in the city some tnree weeks ago of ;i young mar- ried woman who, as was fiivsn out at the time, entered the Conservatory of Music for her music lesson and then mysteriously vanished. Tho father of the missing woman came to the police, telling of the disappear- ance and asking them to help locate her. The usual Information was dis- seminated in the press, and later the woman was located at Sand Point, Idaho, to which her husband went and brought her back. Bought Gurv In City Later information an to the tragedy U that the man, Armstrong, or Preas- ler, had made two applications at the city police station for. a permit to carry a gun, on the plea that he travelled a great deal in tho country carrying large sums of money, and that he wanted the weapon for his far to eiplain the tragedy. Imperial Oil Co.'s Strike of Gas at Twin Butte U Highly Encouraging That the Imperial Oil Co. drillers at No. 2 Southern Alberta well at Twin Butte are greatly encouraged by the recent strike of: gas at the 800 foot level, is the news comes from that camp, and the encourage- ment is giving all drillers in the RAILWAY FARES ARE DOWN A NOTCH Railway fares are down. The de- 120; ordered by the board of Rail- way went into effect on January 1. As an example of the decrease the following fares are quot- ed: Old. To Calgary......... Calgary return 9.20 To Winnipeg 31.80 Winnipeg return 54.65 The war tax is additional. Action of Boarder Rewarded by Fine in Police Court To have to pay the sum of J20, in an attempt as ho alleged, to save his life and that of a woman, was the "hitter" experience of George Tait at the city police court Monday morn- Ing. Therein were revealed all the makings of what might have been a domestic tragedy. The charge against Tait was that of having a revolver in his possession without a necessary permit. To court he stated that the revolver was not his but belonged to the house, Second Avenue S., the residence New. J4.SU 8.65 2S.SO 61.85 Alberta's Great Need A STIFF FINE One hundred dollars, with costs, was the fine Inflicted on Joe Callahan at the city police court, Monday mom- ing, for having in. lls possession liq- uor for sale. south a fiilllp in their work for the own protection. This he was refused year which promises Important by Chief Oillespie, to whom the man developments In oil discovery. The was an utter stranger. He triad to in the No. 2 well of the Imperial Bet a perin.lt from Inspector Risk, of Oil Co. is sufficient to supply fuel for the A.P.P. 'on the plea that he wanted I future drilling operations. It was It as he was going north of Bdmon-1 struck In the DmkoU undt, the Ben- ton, but was again turned down. shales "having been pierced. Twin however, though this requires j Is about half way between Wat- corroboraUon, he got a permit and sriou Lmies and Plncher Creek and purchased a .22 calibre revolver st a always considered one ot the like, local store, which he used with dead- j ly COinta for oil In Southern Alberta, ly effect on himself. The gun is now It Is about 15 miles north of the old in the possession of Chief Gillespie. It was originally loaded in all five chambers, with one cartridge dis- charged. A Woman in the Case A further account of the tragedy Is that the deceased appeared at the house of the woman in1 question and, knocking at the door, It was opened to him' by her with her husband close behind her. He then, It is alleged, produced the revolver, making, ac- cording to what the police can gather, as if he were about to fire at the husband, with the woman selrin; the well at Oil City. At No. 1 well on Dry Fork the drllt is about twice the deftth of .No. 2, but the indications are not considered BO DON'T FORGET Thft only plan where jea eu your repaired by Deal shoemakers Is at Hutton A Perkins 41IA Fifth Strttt Soutl t 993 S doori S. of Coltnlal WOMEN WHO KNOW BREAD Those women who huve most expert and successful In baking their awn ire the first to adopt ours. One taste of firm, crisp touch of Its flavory, filmy body and they realize that it's a waste of time and energy to bake their own when they know they can get !f you haven't tried KIRKBY'S HOME-MADE BREAD you've denied your family a treat. Besides, why not conserve your own energies by buying our tome made bread, elimin- ate of the hardest of your !t ii from every point to buy Klrkby'i Braid. "All the good features of home-made bread ire found In our Breid. Our Bread If BREAD AT ITS Is ilwiys pure, tasty and nutritious. It Is ThorougK- brcd Bread. KIRKBY'S IRD AVC. SOUTH. BREAD Is your best food. GOLDEN KRUST Is your best Bread. Get it at our shop at lOc PER LOAF Try our Buns as well. You'll want more. LETHBRIDGE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF BAKING 407 FIFTH STREET SOUTH Old Country Football Scores GLASGOW, Jan. As- sociated league foot- ball games played today resulted as follows Alrdronians 3; Kilraamock 0. Ayr United 2; Aberdeen 2. Celtic 1; Clyde 0. Dundee 1; Hibernians 1. Hearts D; Palkirk 2. Motherwell 2; Morton 2, Partick Thistle 0; Rangers 2. Raith Rovers 1; Third Lanark 6t. MIrren 1; Hamilton A. 0. Queen's Park beat the Corinthians 5 to 1. of Mr. and Mrs. J. Shaw, in which he lived as a boarder. H was. he said, handed to him by .Mrs. Shaw to be put away to save "our mean- ing himself and Mrs. Shaw. This weapon he handed to Detectives Wai- j lis and Egan when they visited the premises on Sunday, December 26th. I The charge against Tait followed I a charge he laid against Siiaw of atr! tempted murder. This charge he withdrew on the calling of the case this morning. His excuse was that he wanted the information withdrawn as the only reason he had for laying the.charge was to get Shaw locked up until he cooled olf. The detectives were very much incensed at their be- ing made, as they considered, the tools of Tait In laying a serious charge' and then saying that ho only did it for the purpose of giving Shaw, a "chance to cool off." The police did not consider tjat their function i was to help people "to cool off." De-j. tectlve Wallis brought this to the notice of the Magistrate, asking him! to let Tait know thn his action alto- gether was a serious one. Meanwhile, Tait left the court, feelirK grieved man in having to pay the pen-. ally for having a weapon which did i not belong to htm. 4 (Calgary Herald.) The year now closing, while It did not bring uniform prosper- ity as was expected to tho people, resulted in a very considerable in- crease In the generul wealth of the province. It must, however, be admitted that the year has provid- ed fresh proof of the need in this province of a permanent and de- pendable supply of moisture. The average rainfall over a period of years ia not tufficient for a wheat- growing country. The supply is too variable, or, when rain does come, It IB too often at the wrong sea- son. This applies especially to certain sections of the country. The year 1920 has demonstrated anew the' absolute need of< irriga- tion in parts of southern and "cen- tral Alberta. Irrigation systems, with their assured advantages, are certain to be established In time. But they are needs cf the immedi- ate present, not of some dim, dis- tant future. AH the interests which d epend upon a uniformly productive and prosperous Al- farmers themselves, the banks and business en- in an intelligently directed and tirelpas Campaign to secure, by the best means available, the early financing and construction of irrigation systems in the districts named. That problem solved, Al- berta, with her vast resources of coal, timber, and the untapped riches of the north, can look for- ward to development on a scale wholly unequalled in the past. ALFALFA PRICE IT Some Demand Now From B. C. Inspector at Coaldale FOR A COLD SNAP Weather Too Mild to Keep Uf The Demand For Coal Coal miners of Southern Alberta are not wishing anybody hard luck but they would to see sonr. real winter weather set in on the prairies. The California brand being to date had resulted in a No. 1 alfalfa is selling today at J20 f.o.b. Coaldale and Lethbridge as against about at this season :i, glut "of coal Tirthe deal" year ago, and it isn't moving very fast j ers with the result that mines all at that figure, according to A.' 'ho Crow are beginning to take Hamilton, manager of Farm Products halt, 'J10 local T .j worKing on halt time today and Ltd. However movement of hay others will he in the same boat with- is considerably better than it was in a week. The Taber mines are only a month ago. B.C. is starting to take j running part time, while some of the considerable, th. Albert. Prit, MW j being m line with tho Washington have a somewhat better market ow- Price, i ing to the fact that the railway com- Timothy is moving very slowly, j panics are beginning now to build up This is accounted for by the fact j their reserve dumps as protection that few of the big lumber camps are against a possible shut-down durics the summer. The outlook for a summer run Is not any better at present than it has beel; and idle times in the.mines are fear- ed uulesa something is done to brie? down the price. Just now the min- ers all over the district are gettlnn a cost of living bonus of 1.17 cent? per day, which amounts to about a month. Were this taken off. unil the operators are beginning to working, although log hauling will bo In order from now until spring than it has beon during the cutting season.. Mr. Hamilton also announced that a government hay inspector had now been stationed at Coaldale iu the person of Angus McOIllvray. Tho vil- lage of Coaldale has also taken over the Farm Products, Wd., scalss, and appointed Mr. McGlllvray as weigh-, master. Thia will put Coaldale farm-1 tnat It should be wiped out owing ers in the position now of selling government graded and weighed hay, am! Coaldale is the only point west duced about 70 cents from tho govern- of Winnipeg where- this facility can be secured. AN ERROR CORRECTED It it estimated that. Calgary street railway deficit for the year will not be more than The Herald regrets that in the report ot a case of false I pretences, to wit, cashing a worthless cheque, the initial given was A. instead of W. Winkler. The party in ques- tlou was William Winkler and Rev. Ceo. F. Bolster, oE Haliiai. has been called to Nassau St. Baptist church, Winnipeg. the decreasing cost of living, the cos r of coal. at the pit mouth would be re- ment price of per ton. A redac- tion of 70 cents a ton would help mat- erially in inducing dealers on the prairies to stock up during the sum- mer, and it would also, help, it Ik- argued, In helping to meet tho com- petitiou ot American coal. not A. Winkler aa published' O. EOX PHONE 1619 Income Tax SPECIALISTS; Financial ANALYSTS Business ENGINEERS RITCHIE PATERSON AND CO. 54 Acadia Building Third Avenue South When health goes ybu can get it back by restor- ing the conditions of health. Free nerve energy for healthful functioning by chiropractic adjust- and health follows. Call today. SMITH and SMITH THE CHIROPRACTORS 20! SHERLOCK BLOC. PHONES 1677, 1441. BREAD FOR THE KIDDIES There's nothing more health- fuU. more appetizing than gootl, .wholesome Bread. The best food you possibly can consume Is good Bread. And QUAKER BREAD is the best Bread. Not only do the kiddies enjoy It heartily, hut each member of the family welcomes It at every meal. Buy QUAKER BREAD. John Gi'more Ltd. of Quaker Breid. PHONE ITU. HAVE YOU TRltD "OLD CHIEF11 BRAND CREAM- ERY BUTTER If not, ask your grocer for this brand the next time you need butter and if he cannot supply you let us have his name. People that have used It ray it !s good and come buck !or more and you will do the same. All the leading grocers in the city are handling this (Ine brand o( butter. Chief Wounta'n Creamery Co., Ltd. LETHBRIDOE, PHONE Ute? Offlc. and Plant, 1254 5th Avt. A, South. OUR BUYER HAS JUST RETURNED FROM A SUCCESSFUL BUYING TRIP, THEREFORE WE CAN OFFER YOU THE FOL- LOWING GUARANTEED BY US: King Beach Pure Jams in 4 pound pails as follows, Strawberry, Black Currant, Logan- OC berry, Raspberry, per tin........ X tl Red Plum Jam, per 4 pound King Beach and Mclntosh Marma- lade, 4 pound pails, our price----- A. Bowes Ontario Honey in Ib Welch's Grapelade, Peachade, Plumadej Grape, Black Currant, in 15 ounce glass each............................. Pickles, Chow, sour and sweet, in 8 ounce jars........................ Libby's Queen Olives in sealers, each ......65c P. G. White Naptha Soap, per bar.........10c Prunes, size 80 to 90, per large 25 pound case Evaporated Apples, per 3 pound pail......70c Otter Red Spring Salmon, one pound tin___35c WE SHIP MAIL ORDERS DAILY. ORDERS SHIPPED ON SAME DAY AS RECEIVED. THESE ARE EXCEPTIONALLY LOW PRICES AND ALL GOODS GUARANTEED BY US. WE FOLLOW ALL DROPS IN PRICES AND WILL GIVE YOU THE LOWEST, PRICE THE DAY OF SHIPMENT, We thank all our Customers for their lib- eral patronage in the past year, as our busi- ness has js because our prices are always right, and service and quality is our motto. Supina Son, Phone 1766 13TH STREET NORTH. Important Announcement Leo M. Coombs Studios Leo M. Coombs announces the opening of a VIOLIN DEPARTMENT In connection with his atudic., under the supervision of Mr. Geoffrey Waddington Special attention and care given to young beginners, and also to advanced pupils. CALL, PHONE OR WRITE LEO M. COOMBS STUDIOS CORNER 3rd AVE. and 12th ST. 1S14 THE GREAT- WEST LIFE has again maile a new record !i larger business during the year 19SO than iu any previous year. Business in force over TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE MILLIONS. PASTEURIZATION IS A GUARANTEE OF SAFETY Milk may be pure and clean, but may con- tain dangerous uisease bacteria. Unless it is pasteurized these bacteria are dangerous. We have always pasteurized our milk to protect your health. Give the children Safe Milk. THE CRYSTAL DAIRY LTD. PHONE 1576 ;