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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. Lethbridgc, Alberta.TuesdayJanuary 21, 1913. PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 31 DAYS OF LIFE o- Penitentiary Men are Busy Erecting the Scaffold for Ed. Stokeley SPIRITBROKEN Up to Yesterday He Was Bouyed Up By Hope of STREET DEPARTMENT WILL MAYOR'S SCHEME FOR REDUCING INCONVENIENCE TO CARS IN SNOW STORMS Hereafter, the street cars will lie in operation at the very first possible Repri eve CHICAGO POLICE SCOURING CITY FOR MURDERER,OF DETECTIVE HART ***** ***** STOKKLY ltEPKIEVEI) * * _, * * Edwin Stokely will not hang * * as the Herahl learns on excel- * * lent authority at the time of * * going to press, that the Minis- * * ter of Justice has commuted * * the death sentence to life im- * * prisonment. * * * ****************** Yesterday for the first time apparently, Fred Stokeley, occupying the death cell In the southeast corner of the provincial jail, realized how near the day of execution really was, and aent for Warden Rivers to aslc if there was any word of hope. For the first time his confidence that he would be reprieved was shaken, and the good spirits with which he has bonie his long watch disappeared. The sentence of the court imposed by Mr. Justice Walsh here during the fall assizes-the- first death 'sentence ever imposed by that justice-was {hat Stokeley should be taken from his -celt on the morning of Jan-nary 24, and at the hour of six o'clock, be,hung b,y the1 neck until dead. If the sentence Is to be executed, Stokeley.'has' only two days more. dt life before he expiates the crime of fratricide on the scaffold. So far not a word has come from Ottawa, to indicate that the sentence of the court would be commuted in any way. No instructions have reached Sheriff Young, who will have charge of the execution, and yesterday he gavo orders that the same scaffold, on which Carlson paid the death penalty on the morning of June 1 19 last, be erected without delay. A detail of prisoners was set to work, and by tonight the structure will be in place. On being called to the death cell yesterday, Warden Rivers was asked by the condemned man what his chances were. The warden could hold out no hope, and advised Stokeley to get his house in order for the worst, tip till that time the prisoner had given his special guards no trouble whatever, had been cheerful and confident that his friends on the outside would obtain for. him a reprieve. When hc came to a-"realization that, in the ordinary course of events, only two or three days of life remained, he broke down, and is today brooding in his cell. Visited By Clergyman Immediately after the warden left the cell, Rev. A. G. Cameron waited on the condemned man to administer spiritual coin-fort. It is understood, however, that no word of his crime escaped Stokeley's lips, which will remain sealed until all chance of hope is gone. His manner indicates that if he makes a confession at all, it will be at the last minute, when the minister attends him on the scaffold. '> Stokeley's only hope now is for a commutation of the sentence. If such a course is adopted by the Minister of Justice, it will be made known not until twenty-four hours within the time set for the extreme penalty to; be exacted. An hope of a new trial has gone. Shortly after the trial last fall, a petition  was circulated and largely signed, praying the .Minster of Justice to allow a new trial. However, the words of Mr. Justice Walsh, Hpoken when passing death sentence militated against the appeal, for at �iliat time he indicated. clearly that (he jury had no other, course left open to them than to bring in the verdict which they had delivered. Warden Rivers will wait on Stokeley .again'. today,  when It is expected that he will make disposition of his worldly goods. The condemned man owns a farm near Warner, and also some lots in Calgary, and it is likely that his attorney will wait upon him I'ither tcday or tomorrow to draw up his list W'H aU(l testament. No word has reached the city about the identity of: the official hangman. This will como with the instnictions which will, reach the sheriff on Thursday evening. moment after a snow storm. The cais were not in operation over the blue line today until after noon, and the amount of revenue .lost to the department was considerable. This will lie avoided in future at all costs. The mayor this morning called in': both City Engineer Blanchard and Superintendent Reid, and after discussing ( matters with them, gave instructions he "^Quently that, when'storms like that of ,j:yesterday occur in future, the street maintenance department shall work with the street railway department, and all shall bend their energies to clearing the track before the remainder of the street is cleared of snow. Mayor Hardie took a jaunt over the whole system of street car tracks before office hours this morning, and his trip was (pough to convince him that a different arrangement must be made than that in effect yesterday. His instructions were the result. Chicago, 11!., Jan. 21.-Frank Madia, owner of a Michigan avenue garage, said to b� used as s, "fence" and .rendezvous by the "motor bandits," was surrendered to the police today by his attorney, after information concerning his whereabouts had been furnished by Issabel 'Hastings, in whose apartments Detective Peter Hart was shot and killed yesterday by Robert Webb, wanted as chauffeur for the robbers. Madia admitted that he had purchased diamonds and watches from James R. Perry, confessed leader of the gang, but said he did not know they were stolen. "I knew Perry for some time, and came to my place of business," said Madia. "Usually, he was accompanied by two other men. Perry was always referred to by his companions as 'Cigarette Bill.' " Fifty detectives today led the city-wide seaTch for Webb. A house-to-house canvas of the neighborhood in the vicinity of the building where the shooting occurred has been ordered by Captain Lavine, in the hope that Prospects are That it Will Be Delivered at $1.80. a Ton INTERESTING REPORT PRESENTED BY MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICERS IN CALGARY NO ROYALTY Five Cents Ton to Government Ceases -- Electricity May Be Cheaper Calgarr, Jan. 21.-Dr. McDonald and Dr. Evelyn Windsor, the ti two physicians of the Calgary public school board, have completed their annual round of inspection and have made their report to the officers of the hoard. Since February 27, 1912, they have examined 3,407 pupils and to date have sent 3,2-11 notices to parents. The discovery of one pupil that was affected by tuberculosis shows the value of an inspection by competent medical officers. The pupil, a girl, was almost beyond the incipient stages of the affliction, and within two months, without competent medical attendance, would have fallen so far into the grip of the disease that any chance of recovery would have been out of the question. The parents were at once notified and the child , given open-air treatment under com-the ! petent medical supervision. As a result she is now on a fair way to permanent recovery. The chart for the year shows 1,113 cases of defective teeth, 852 pupils not vaccinated, 358 cases of hyper- WORST ENEMIES OF EMPIRE F S "If coal can be delivered at power station front, the city mine at a lower rate per ton than that now charged, will it affect the cost of production of electric current to any extent ?" j trophied tonsils, 157 cases of defec- General Superintendent F.cid was' Uye vision- 183 cases of pediculosis, Webiy, hiding piace may be discover, asked that question thts mormng, ! Ti'Il TsZe% �\rrh J! ,?h r"Ve I*5" S ^ '� and answcrcd in the affirmativc. al- general debility, 13 of skin disease, r^L^l,'^ .Pv.!!?.t,!,g^; , though he intimated that the cost oM2 of heart lesions, and six of ?ul- fuel for the plant was one of their j monary troubles. age on the south side in the hunt for the murderer. GREAT ANTI-SUFFRAGE MEETING IN LONDON RESPONDS TO CURZON'S ELOQUENCE London, Jan. 21.-Lord Curzon aroused frenzied enthusiasm at an anti-suffrage meeting in Queen's Hall last night, by saying: "We don't want to open the doer at all, not to a million women dressed up as municipal electors, or three million women marching as a vanguard of a great army, which would eventually take charge of the destinies of the state." Members of parliament, both Liberal and Unionist, members of the aristocracy, and representatives of arts and letters, made up the gathering, which met to protest against the woman's suffrage amendment in the Franr.hinse Bill, which comes before the Commons on Friday.. Mrs. Humphrey Ward, a picturesque Lord Avebury Discharges Broadsides at Opponents of Free Trade FALSE IDEALS Absurdity of Advocating Taxation As a Stimulus to Patriotism London, Jan. 21.-Speaking at a city of London free trade meeting yesterday Lord Avebury referred to the Unionist policy of food taxation. He said the recent speeches of Lord L.insdow-ne and Bonar Law showed that they did not wish to put on, food taxes and would only do so if' the dominions insisted upon it ; this he felt sure the colonies would nevet do. If food taxes were dead, manufacturers only remained but they imported n0 manufactures from the col- figure in a lace cap and a silver and became rf black gown, argued that women wltn . _ ,______, Ti �_ oiacK gowu, d.Bueu iu�. ,�^u ""--preference? It was dead, the ballot would be inferior political , Re ^ ^ government had recently presented to parliament a SHARKS NASTY TONGUE GIVES OFFENCE 10 AMERICAN Uncal'ed For Attack on U. S. Navy is Resented at Washington :r Washington, D.C.,-Jan." 21.-Great indignation has "been created inWash-'ington by the speech of Major- Sam Sharpe, in the House at Ottawa, to the effect that "native Americans sign for the navy" and that those who do aTe "desperate, no good socially, morally or otherwise," and, finally, that the navy becomes a home '"for destitutes and moral degenerates, deserters from foreign ships." The speech of Major Sharpe was the topic of conversation at th'e Army and Navy Club,- where the � members were vigorous in characterizing Major Sharpe as uninformed, or else malicious. Admiral' Dewey, hero of Manila Bay, took occasion to say that the men of the United States navy, were of the highest character; morally and physically, and that they were;' a credit to the United States. He.said that he had never met a finer body of men. Rear-Admiral Andrews, aide to the Secretary of the Navy, and chief of the Bureau of Navigation, said the charge that few native Americans enter the navy, except those who are desperate and morally unfit, and.that the navy welcomes deserters from foreign � fleets, is "unqualifiedly untrue." � "If Major Sharpe had desired information on the subject from British sources," he said, "he could have informed himself thereon by consulting the authorities at a> dozen or more English colonies, at which the fleet touched on its memorable voyage around the world, many of which passed laudatory resolutions praising the American seamen." FORT SASKATCHEWAN GUTTED BY FIRE BUSINESS SECTION DESTROYED -WHOLE TOWN WAS MENACED FOR A WHILE WILL BRING ALL GOVERNMENT WILL AMEND RAILWAY ACT SO AS TO ENLARGE COMMISSION'S ;': POWERS Ottawa, Jau. 20.-When the 'new Railway Act is introduced, it will likely contain the provision that all telephone, telegraph and power transmission companies. must come under the jurisdiction of the Railway Commission, and Canadian municipalities will -be .given power to control 'their own street railways-.. This was intimated 'by.'Hon. Frank Cochrane, Minister of Railways and Canals, yesterday. ..to. a-.? .delegation which waited upon him, consisting; of Controllers Church, and .-McCarthy,'.of Toronto, and W, t).�.iilghthall. of Montreal, president of the. Oanadian-Municipalities Union. - 1 -; - smallest items. However, the l-terald is in receipt of information which goes to show that the city power plant may obtain its coal supply from' the city ! mine during 1013 at $3000 or more ; less than during'.the year just passed. "I haven't looked into that phase of the power question," said Mayor Hardie when a similar question w'as put to him. "But we will look into it shortly, and action will he taken on all matters auditing the cost of power. I have been led to believe that coal' delivered into the bilkers at the power, plant costs '$2.05vper ton."" :>�-T' \\% ''According''tb~-.figures' obtained -by the Herald today, the city coal mine made a profit of approximately $4000 during 1912. Some 12,000 tons of coal were mined Of this the nower plant took 10,000, paying therefor $1.80 per ton. The remainder was sold at $2;50 per ton to other city Edmonton, Jau. 21.-The entire departments". � The average selling business section of Fort Saskatche- prjce realized by the mine was abou^ wan was burned to the ground this $i.g3. morning by a fire which started at i The cost of production was just six o'clock, and is still burning. At slightly over $1.40 per ton, and in one time it was thought the whole fcnjs was included a royalty of five town was threatened, and an urgent cents:per ton to the government for call was sent to Edmonton for assist- coal mined in the city's lease from ance, which was afterwards discover- the government. The coal being mined unnecessary, when it was found ed now is being taken from' without the flames could be controlled. this limit, from coal land purchased Following are the losses:" | by the city from the A. R. & I. Co., Queen's Hotel, building, $15,000, so that the five cents per ton will no longer he a charge against the cost of production. (Continued on page 7) units, serving as raw material for the political purposes of men. L TO MEET DISCUSS THE WATER PRESSURE -o *> > > TO �: : > ? > > * * MAKE CANADIANS ? BRITISH SUBJECTS ? contents, $5,000; Jones, Graham & O'Brien, building and contents, $70,-000; A. M. Sutherland, building and contents, $10,000; J. Cascadden, building and contents, $15,000; H. W. Wright, $10,000; C. S. Taylor, $5,000. Probably about 75 per cent. of. the total loss covered by insurance. GERMAN STATESMAN DEAD Berlin, Jan. 21-Admiral Von Holl-ninn, Imperial Minister of Marine from' 1S90 until 1807, died here today, at the �ge of 73. Old Question is Again Revived Today Although it is conceded tha Chief Davis has done his duty and put the quietus on the segregated area, which has existed since February, 1911, the city council will hold a meeting this afternoon when the old question of segregation- vs. non-segregation will be fought, out. Although the area has been .closed not more than three weeks, Mayor Hardie claims to have been importuned time and J, It Is also claimed by others in? terested in the question that the painted women are scattered all over the city, and that the general morals of the city is falling lower as a result. The police committee has been busy interviewing the members of the ministerial association and other prominent citizens during the past week as to their views on the question. Chief Davis will make no: statement other than.that he will be forced to abide by the decision of the 'council. London, Jan. 21;-In the ? House, .of .Cornrdoiig. yesterday, i> Colonial Secretary Harcourt ? said that negotiations were on > foot with the Canadian govern- ? inent on the question of the ;> naturfcjizaition laws,' and he > hoped shortly to be able to >. publish the terms of the �> terms of the measure which O k* v O *S* *3> ***  k1 APPEAL WILL BE DISMISSED Toronto, Jan. 21.-There can be little doubt as to what the Appelate Division intends to do in the application by W. H. Haines for a new tTlal of his action against Hon. A. G. McKay, which was dismissed by Mr. Justice Leitch at Milton last December. The Court told Mr. McBvoy, Mr. McKay's lawyer, there was no need of his addressing the Court. Recent Fires Elsewhere Has Caused Investigation as to Conditions Here . return in which it was said that we imported 1,144,000 pounds of manu-lactured articles from Canada, 1,800,-000 pounds from Australia, and 38,-000 pounds from New Zealand. Right Hon. Sydney Buxton had, however, been good enough to send'hiim particulars as to how these amounts were made up. In the case of Australia, over 1,500,000 pounds were mere me*i als, which were sample substances, and 228,000 pounds were in raw material for boots and shoes ; practical- ' ly there was no amount of vb.it, ' AVere; really manufactures.^ The naine . applied' to Canada and NeV. Zealand: ; As to a preference, whether desirables' or not, as proposed it was impos-i^ .sible; They .admitted that the . dut- ,___, a , ;� .. . .a ... . , ! ies ..imposed, by foreign countries' iii- Reports of serious fire damages in '(torfew� w|thy trade, though morB, Calgary, Edmonton, and other cities with their own trade than with ours, of Western Canada* have caused some , but the barriers would not be erect-apprehension among members' of. the ' ing fresh obstacles. No commerce was City Council regarding . the water improved by imposing duties which pressure available for fire fighting In we ourselves would have to pay. this city, and at a special meeting of j He appealed to his tariff rciorm the Council at four o'clock this after- friends to give a little more mforma- ' noon that is one of the niahr matters.� to be discussed. Fears: for the safety ! as to llow they thought they would of property in case of fire^ here have , apply a preference.' been increased since the burning of Lord Avebury, who challenged in the house near the CP. R. round Rrln01Ple the ld�;a that a system of house a few mornings, ago, when the : Preference would make for greater, demolished, owing to the.i J"11*?' sa�d the �>mmunit�.8 dld not ' .�-�__* �, �,v,t.itraae with one another, it was pror , posed to give-a preference, on wheat tion as to what was in their miurts r Power Problem is Not Neglected house was lack of sufficient pressure to fight thLflame8:, �' " . '-to the Canadian producer but no sug� The installation of the new wate^' V_estioIl had ^ made that timber/ system, with the standpipe to Nortli ..equally produced in Canada, though Lethbrldge, will relieve the situation j somewhat, according to City Engineer Blanchard. He states that ' the pressure available at- all> times '-pa hv, another set of individuals, was to be the subject of preference, ox wool in Australia. Timber and wool [were raw materials, wheat waB food; V V Just because he has been 'sitting in his office trying to organize matters so far in his regime, Mayor Hardie does not want the impression to get abroad that he believes industries can be obtained by sitting in his sanctum and writing letters. : "Go out after them," is his slogan. And if we have no one now to send very much about the power question these days, he intends to put all the facts in the hands , of the people through the dally press, as soon as he is in possession of those facts himself. However, fifteen-dollar power, he thinks, is a little'too cheap. In fact, he does not believe it can be made at that figure from free gas, out after them, we will get someone > Hydro-electric power may be produced who will," he said, intimating that a good industrial commissioner is still his idea. 'Give an industrial commissioner omething tangible to work on, and if he is the right man he 'will land the goods." ; While Mayor Hardie is not saying at that figure. However, he does not care to commit himsfelf-as to figures until he has reliable data from the proper sources. That he will obtain as soon as possible. The main thing Is that he is not forgetting the industrial question. He intends to "go out and get them." Tied Down to Routine Too Much / --- . -!'Ifr I.did not have to.spend two or three hours here every morning, signing up cheques and vouchers, and looking after other routine, .1 might find time to investigate the power \A industrial'question. As it is, J nerftlly' find it is about-noon-before l/J' have a minute to spare irom the y,routine of the office, so I think I will try to have the council make other arrangements concerning these mat; ters."  The Herald man managed to get Into the Mayor's office .for...a wcrd today; after making half a dozen calls and always finding him. busyy , He-had- cleared away a stack1 of letters and .papers requiring his signature, had been . interviewed about' 'steon. tlmesy and-was Just ready to settle down to work when the clock struck twelve, and the Herald man appeared on the scone. - "I've- simplytgot to-have more time-." His Worship was very expressive. Al- though he has been in office only three weeks, he feels thkt more headway should have been made along industrial lines. Enquiries from good prospects rare stacking up In his office, but nothing can be done until some baisis of action is settled upon by the council,. / The city charter has! been cleared away, light appears on the cloudy horizon of financial difficulties, the organization of the council ha* been* effected; and it only the routine work can be so placed as :hot to prey on the mayor'p time, something tangible wilr soon appear, coming out of the tangle of Industrial difficulties which has faced- the Board of "Trade during the- past -year. ,.:. "Let ,us bnoe get settled on-our power rate; letvUs get-'our industrial sites in.order, and-let us once fix on matters of tax  exemptions, cost of water, etc.,  to}-Industrial concerns, and we wiitbe'ln a'position to 'go out after them.'" this part of the system will be about ;didthey 8Upp0S8 that distinction 75 pounds. It will coyer North Leth- K^q^ comfort the man who product bridge and all the business district within the-No. 1 fire limits: In order- to get the water' into the standpipe, which will beerected "ill early spring, a booster pump'unit will likely be installed on the .city level. This will take the water direct from the mains from the ' power Station,-and boost the pressure in the high pressure- mains, which are of steel, laid last summer. By closing off the, standpipe in North Lethbridge, and-working the auxiliary pumps at the pumping station, .'t will be possible to give a pressure of even greater than 75 pounds for fire fighting purposes. Mayor Hardie is uot satisfied with the pumping facilities at- the power' 6tatfon. There is only one pump for regular duty, which is aided-'in case of fine by a couple of small electric pumps. Should the large, pump break, he says, the city would find itself in a bad way for water. During 19i2 the- pumping .station registered approximately.. 425,000,000 gallons of water supplied the waterworks system. This( ig.- at the rate of 1,250,000 gallons daily. > The total capacity of the pumping station, with all pumps working is. about 3.0po,000 gallons daily. ; ;ed wool irt Canada or wool in Aus-tralia and who found his neighbor who happened to deal m wheat, put in a more favorable position than ' himself ? How would it be a binding force on our side if the humbler class-^ ; es had to pay more for bread ? Im.-'-i perialism based on trade only/appealed to traders. .3ust consider .the amount of British capital which had been supplied for the development  of Canadian interests ; it had been'-for * the advantage of Canada and for our advantage. Business and politics) were in antithesis. Our Canadian' Eel- : low subjects would not become Americans or 'Germans because .they/ traded with the United States or.be-cause they traded with GermanysThe, empire had no worse enemy than the man who said we must tax ourselves > for .the benefit, of the Canadian peo-� pie. ' ' , . - � EATON'S WILL BUILD II SNOW CAUSED ROOF TO CAVE IN Toronto, Jan. 19 -Three men .were seriously injured during;' the snow storm on Saturday afternoon, ^when the walls of Jos. Harrison's hardware store on St. Mary's street gaye way, allowing the heavily laden ti)of to fall in. '.:'.� vh-v...:- \ MAY BOLT ON;* WHITNEY , Toronto, Jan; 21.-Rev. -J. ,W. Mag-wood, a Conservative*, stated' that*Af' Sir James Whitney; did not,'" at-tjle coming session introdupe^isivbstanthil temperance iegislation'/he; wdiild "lo� low his conscience and' vote^fpr-'the''; 'Liberal party, ; ,-i'^���^�a: Mm OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THAT, NEXT WESTERN STORE WILL BE IN ALTAi Winnipeg, Jan. 20,-A1 large tCQn^ier ^ of the directors^ and the-heads^of con- , struction � - - � rived in the direct nipeg,,safd : certainly yrft^ngt^ at Calgary ;- the .Hudson^ ~ panv bate g^one jnto^tbr*-large propdrtionsrijrid ,