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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, .lAXUARY 29th, 1911 PRICE-FIVE CENTS NUMBER 11 robable Reason Wiiy Mr. Davis Resigned His Position on the Force RIOTOUS TALK Aid. Joe Clarke Indulged in Language Most Disgraceful Character Laymen's Movement Organizing for District Convention Lethbridge on March 3rd m Soiin! iighl. oil ilu' ica.-un wliy i'X-I 'liii;l Huvis (if Lcalilirid^f |)i'cili;ilil,v n--Piniicrl tlu^ (lojiiilj-lihiifKliiii oi l-^i!-iiiDUtoii is .^Iciiiicil Iroiii liic. liulli'liii's ic:-i)ort, or ii iiiPL'l.iiiu of llii' cily council on 'I'uoschiy niK'it. A. dpiiiitjilioii. rcpi-i'seniins llin 'i'cniijcruiuip iind .Mora! Unforni association waitod on tile coimcil iiiid asli'Hi tliat ClikT C'ar-jicnlfT's Horvicc.s rclaimd. on llu' slri'iigtli oj' a I'lniior thai lie was to Ijo (lisinlsscd. Mayor Mc.Vaiiiara and Aid. Clarlio aiinaicnlly icspiilcd tllP aiipcaraiice of tlie didpt;rition and a liotmis tinio was liad. I.cavini; till- ihaif, Mayoi- .Mc.Naiu-sira. ill till' oomsi- of an address said: "As lo the i)rcsli-'--lie(l by 1lie evprr n>e:'i-ber (-aiivas in connection willi liie individual cliiirelies. Coiiimitteos were organized to -ouk after tlie puhiicity for tlie eomereiice and to arrange for the supper as follows : ruhliciiy - .\. "rancis and an Anglican to be named hy Hey. Canon Mnrrell-Urit^iit. It is luiped to arouse siillieient interest lo iiavc dcleKations from outside places as far east as Bow Island, west lo the Crow, south to the boundary anil north to X'uleaii. 'i"he Herald IS retincstrd to lUgc pastors of churches in this territory to become itileresled and to work up a delegation. .Any rc(|ue.sts for information will be welcomed by 1he publicity committee, and it would be as ^vell lo address .\. fi. Virtue, barrister, oi l^oapst & A'irtue, who will see that the desired information is iortli-coming. It is some time now since much was done to concentrate the aileiition oi men on missions in this sotilh country and mucli is expected as a result of this conference. It is likely that (he every member canvas will lake place during the third week iu March. .According to the company each individual church organizes and conducts a canvas on the same day as sister churches. GEORGE ROSS SERIOUSLY FORMER PREMIER OF ONTARIO IS ILL OF NEPHRITIS DUE TG COLD Toronto, Uiil., Ian, 2!',-Sir fleo, Ross arrived in Toronlo this morning on the Canadian I'acilic railway train due at seven o'clock, lie had heen ill for a few dajs at the Chaleaii l,aur-ier and wiien liis son. Dr Ceorge \V, Iloss went to Dtlawa hi si-c his fa tlier, he found him suhcrinL: from iiepliitis ami .idvisi-d his removal lo �I'oroiito, \ephitis IS kiilnev tiunlile which no doubt resulted from a cold and nervous e,\iiaus1 ion. His illness may he serious owin;;; lo his age. Dr. Mcl'hedr.m when asked .ihout Sir (ieorgeis condition, stated lliathe winild see tlie patient this afternoon. REIAiL MERCHANIS ELECIED OfflCERS MR, BAWDEN IS PRESIDENT AGAIN-TO FORMULATE AGGRESSIVE POLICY Lethbridge branch i,i s In- ,\lprcli,inls l^rotective association of Canada held its annual meeliic,; las! night, j when ollicers fmr ilie en:-iiin-.i; \ ear I were elected. (Kung lo Hip shori time which has elapsed Mine the or gani/.ation of Uie assoi-laMon here, jUie old odiccrs were .ill i r-i-icried. as ! follows � President-I. \\ liawih-n First Vice-I'rcsiiiPiit -K, Ii Mur den. Second Vice-Piesideiji -I.hmis l\ecl Secretary-.N'. ii (im.d Treasurer-R. I . 1'viands lloutine t)usiness v, .is disiir^sed and disposed of, but the policy for the year wa.^ left over until a further meeting. The parcels post announce I inent was also di.scu.-sed MR. mrnm DID NOTIG IS INlGEOfiGE UlNE'S lERS Taber's Juvenile Commissioner i F. E. Clark Millionaire Alleged i Mr. Halstead Gives the Figures Sent Incorrigible to Industrial ; to be Held for $73,000 Disproving Charges of Rx-School Under Instructions Ransom cess:ve Rates SEVEN VEARS EDR CONSfADIE REID: KRAECH Magistrate Macdonald Scoriated Traitor Policeman and Gave Him Maximum Sentence-Lawyer Makes Strong Plea for Leniency-Prisoner Was a Tool Winnipeg, .Man., .Ian. -'X-L"..x-Con-I ,stable Robert .1. Reid, one of Kraf-i chenko's .Ejuards, and sell-confessed imrticiiialor in the plot which etfeol-ed KrafclienUo's escape, appeared before Masfi-strale McDonald this morning, and was sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary. "I consider your offence exactly on a .par with that of a sentry who deserts his post In the face of the enemy," said Sir Hugh ,)olin MacDonald, police magistrate, in sentencing to the maximum penalty of seven years- in the penitentiary Robert J. Reid, 'wiho, as a city police constable and a guard I of .lack Krafchenko, accused of murder and bank robbery, assisted Krafchenko to escape. Reid stood at attention, and said not a word during the proceeiJIngs, showing no emotion on his countenance, except when his counsel mentioned his aged parents, whom he might never see again if given the maximum sentence. Disgraced the Uniform "Iiy your actions," said Magistrate MacDonald, "you have brought -discredit upon the whole force with wliich you were collected. You have disgraced the uniform you wore and violated the oath you took. You perjured yourself before the Police Commission and hefore tlie Royal Com-�� mission investigating this affair. Yon aided in turning loose upon society a most dangerous criminal, and yoii de- S UNDER CtOOO RESIGN 0-- Quebec Politicians Charged with Accepting Bribes Tender Their Resignations t^uebec, l.Mie,, -lau. '.ill.-'I'lie three tiieiiihcrs of the teiiehee legislature cliarged wjtli accepting bribes, liave all tendered their resignations. Tliey are .loscph Octavo .Mciisseau, nieniber for Soulaiiges in tiic legislati.e ns-HPmhl.\' : .\chile Hergevin, nienib-.'r hir tlic iegisl.'itive ccuiucil for Saialicrry, and I'liilip Herard, niei:i!ii;r of the legislative council for De I.aiiaudiere. linmPdiately after ilie ail.iournment (if the hivestigatiiig coiiniiitlee Sir Lomer (iouin said to tlie Star that '.Messrs. lierard and Hergevin of tlie legislative council handed me last jiiglil- ttieir resignations as members (if tlie legislative council, and askeil 1110 to deliver tlieiii to his Honor, the Lieutenant-Governor, wliicli 1 did this moriiiiij!;." The text of :\lr. rieigevin',s letter A. Uerjicviii," , Tlie text of Hon. Mr. Berard's letter was as follows : "To His Honor, Sir l'"rancois Lan-gelier, l_,ieutenant-(iovernor oi the province of (Jiicbcc : Sir,-.-Vcciisations liave been made against ine, of which something may remain in tlie public niiiid wliatever vefulation 1 may make under the circumstances, 1 consider that I owe it to myself and to my friends to witlidraw trom the council.' Tliere-fore, T transmit t-o you my resignation as member for tlic division oi De Lanaudiere in the legislative council, and would ask you to accept it. With deepest respect-, "I ani, "(Signed) I'hillip Derard." I'or over an hour tlie assembly committee discussed ihe question of re-cotnmending the lower house to grant immunity from legal proceedings to witnesses on tlie motion of .1. N. Tellier, seconded by ,(. L. Pevro", the committee linally decided to report to the House. TJic petition and application of .Messrs. Nicliols and iMac-N'al) to the ellcet that safe conduct he exiended to their witnesses so tliat tlie house may ((ispose of tlic petition and give such instructions as it tliiuks proper. liberately furnished l-,im with a deadly I months. automatic revolver. knoMiii;� liis desperate character, and that tile chances were that those most likely to fall victims to it were your fellow-members on the force. I will not say you had murder in your bean wlien you did this, but I will say that you were absolutely reckless of the consequences." The magistrate intimated tliat be would have iJiipoBed a1cnig'-i' term had it been in his power. Plea for Leniency R. W. Craig, Reld's counsel, made a long plea for leniency, and presented on the prisoner's behalf a petition, signed by nearly five hundred residents of the vicinity of Auburn, Out., where Reid lived until five years ago, when, at the age of fwent.v-one. he joined the Toronto iiolice force. The petition, which was hrou.ght to Winnipeg by Reid's brotiier yesterday, set out that he had always carried a good name there, and that he and Ma family were highly respected. Mr. Craig declared that Reid had been influenced by Krafclienko's powers of persuasion, hy the prisoner's assertion that lie was innocent, and that he would \ . Mr Maliaffy, of 'I'aher. in sending a v.imig lad to the imlrstrial school. 1 nuisl ask yiiii to give space to a slateiaciit of fads i-n tliis iiiatter, svliich v. ill clear av-a> any erioiieoii- inipressioii, ; 1 am a iiiemher of the juvenile ' board i,f Tabcr which investigateil the ; facts of fliP CISC II is true that Mr .Mahaify sent tiie lad to tlie industrial scliooi, but ior an irideti-nniiialc per iod not to exceed three years. He i did tills not only a! the particular ' request of the parents, but on instructions received from .Mr. t'iiad-wick over tlie long distance phone. To begin with, tlie lad on his own confession, was found guilty of steal- j ing not only a pair of skates, but a gold wateli, regarding which the cliiei issued a warning to the bo> , On in-' formation laid by the cliief of police, Mr. ilahaffy tried the case.The commissioner lound the boy gnilty, and made an plf,.irt to place him on probation witli the parents. Tlie parents, liowever, declined any responsiliilitv j for tiie boy and asked to have him ' sent away. .\lr. ?dahaffy coiiiiiuiuicat- j ed with Sir, Chadwick, wiio instruci- ] ed that the boy be sent to Portage La Prairie, industrial school, iiom-mittiiig him on an indeterminate sentence not excei'iling tlirce years. it was deemed advisable to remove the boy from undesirable home condi tions. It Was entirel>- due to a misunderstanding iietweeii ^Ir. Maliaiiv and Mr. Chadwick over the age of the boy lliat the sentence was changed and that the boy returned to tlie shelter at 1-Jdmonton. .Mr. Chadwick took liie blame lor this misunder-standinft, as he had never instructed Mr. .MaiialTy of the policy of the department in not allowing boys under the age oi 12 years to go to tiie industrial scliool. This matter was thraslied out at a meeting of the board on Saturday, and the explanation accepted hy the members as satisiactory. Mr. Mahaffy was undoubtedly criticised by some of tlie members, even myself, but a full understanding of the situation cleared aw-ay our doubts in the matter. It was owing to unfair criticism ajid undesirable publicity that .Mr. Mahaily resigned, and due also lo the attitude ui the chairman ol the board, who said he never was in favor of the present commissinuci- lioiding tiie position. Mr. Chadwick paid a warm tribute to the work of Mr. ^Mahal'fy, saying I that botli he and the attorney-gener-! al were perfectly satislicd with the commissioner. He made this statement not only at the lioard, but at the public meeting he addressed on Sunday evening. I hope you will give prominence to this statement. Undoubtedly you published the previous reports in all good taitli, but they were evidently furnished you by irresponsible parties who liad some personal spite to satisfy. Yours very truly, D. Maio, .flavor, Taber, .Alfa. I.o- \nu.r.-l . .1.11, -\.- .'onlii.i; ill :in ani-i;-, inn-i ^ if! rr 'pjy.'tl l!\ .1 ini al ni'.rnir.- [uipiT, l'"ranci,- Clark. : ii" S;.o'' milliiiiiair-- i-, hciim lu-lil i": � T,'>.'imi \iV 'blacl-.i/ialieis" in i-; ni-,,: i hi. ritv, Clark disappi'ai.-il iv-'iii S.iiil.i liarahara. .Innuaiv H. .HU'r --i-cini; his ttifc nil .1 train anil was ihouglil to lur. p ci-iiuiiit 11'd suicide hv llirov,-ing liiinspif into ihe oce.iii The fpfii-r demanding the ransoiu fur Clark',-- '.'Please was addressed in "Chipf (if Police' ^iid dated l.os Angeles, .laniiary liV, It said:- "We are holding .Millionaire Clark for ransom of .STri.iiiiii. Staii- in t'.x aiiiiiipr if his, folks will pay it or not. He is well taken care of, "i, Signed 1 > oiiis, "The Hiackmaiicrs ' .\cl-jss Ilie lop of tiic ielter was 'arilten "Xoiice : .Make prompi reply in llie jiapers a,^ lie i-, very aiuious to get out," Those wiio knew Clark intimately are said lo vie'.\ the letter seriously, ;\irs, Clark u as located last night at Paso liobies and over tiie long dis-taiiip telephone dictated tlie following reply to llic note with the request tliat it be publislied as demanded in the letter :- "1 want to coiiiiiiunicale witli you. i vant to know wliere the money is to be paid and in wliat manner. I want III know tiie motive that inspired the supposed kidnapping, ii my husband is held ior ransom I will entertain the proposition contained in the letter addressed to Cliief Seba.s-tiaii, myself, 1 must know more." ^Irs. Clark did not stal.e whether she actually hclicved her husband was actually helil by kidnappers. While tlie locafTioUce arfmitted tliat llie letter might be a hoax, every effort will be made to trace the writer. Failing in this, it was annonnceil, negotiations will be opened for the return of Clark, if he is held in captivity. BANK DISCOUNT PyRTHER REDUCED BANK OF ENGLAND LOWERED ITS MINIMUM DISCOUNT TO THREE PER CENT. CIRJFY T. N,�0. London, Jan. 20.-The Hank of Kiig-iand was enabled today, in consequence of further world-wide ease in tlie monetary situation and of the strong position of its reserve, to lower its minimum discount rate by one per cent, making it three per cent, 'i'liis was liie tliird reduction since the beginning of the year. .\ week ago the rate was reduced one half per cent PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED PLAN IS READY BUT TIME FOR CARRYING THEM OUT NOT HERE I Cobalt, Ont,, Jan. 21),-That plans are already prepared to electrify tlie Ontario government railway, the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario, and that the surveys liave been completed for the divergence of the route in order to oveicome the many curves in the line from North Bay to the northern terminus at Cochrane, were among the important statements made by chairii-iau Knglcliart at a banquet tendered here last night to the members of the T. & N, O. Commission. j While the plans for the two pro-Ijects are completed, i\lr. Hnglchart said the time for carrying them out Jiad-not- yet arrived. [LEG COIiilTEE HE Ottawa,,, .Ian. 2!!.-In the middle of next week the commitlees of the Commons will all be busy, and the real business of- the session will he under way. 'I'iiis morning all the committees met and elected cliairnieii as follows : I-'rivilcges and I'lleclions - Samc.el Barker, Kast l-lamilton. Railways and Canals-I-;. .\, Laii caster, Lincoln and Niagara. Private Hills - Major Sam S. Sharpe, Norlh Ontario, Sianding Orders-Dr. !':ugene Pa-quel, L'lslct. I'rinting - .Mauir ,J. .\. Currie, -Vorth Simcoe. i Public Accounts-W. S, Aiiddlehro, .North Grey. I lianking and Commerce-!Icrbcrt B. .Ames, St. Antoiiie, IMontreal. Agriculture-1. .\. Se.xsmith, Hast Peterboro. i Jlarinc and Fisheries - (Uarencc ' .Jameson, Digby. Mines and .Alinerals - V\ 11. Shepherd, .N'anaimo, B. C. Forests and Water Powers-llicliard Biain, Peel. . Debates-J.D. Taylor, New West-imin.ster. Pittsburg, Pa., ,ran. L'H.-t-'ensyivania passenger train .No. lii. New York to Pittsburg, was wrecked near Cone-maugh, i^a., today, when ii ran into an engine and caboose .(loing west. Tlirpy members of tlie crew were killed and a nunilier ot passengers injured. C. p. R. SCHEDULES Look Good as Compared With Ihose on Some American Lines ''al:-;ai'\. Ah::.. .Jan. JS. Ti.,- Caii-a-.iian Pat-it'ir Kailwa;. Co. yesterday addressed ti: the spcrclary of the lioard i,( Iraiii'. a rpuly to IliP cIuii-sfs I'lri-nll-. made by .Mr. i;povi;p f^aiie in -�oiinpctioii with frci^lit rail's on livt-stoc!,. Cpiicral Siipei'lntenileul Coii-iiiaii. ill liaudiiii; a lOiiy o' this statf.-iiipiit lo the press saitl: "it has taken a, little time to look up and lerilv the rales, but 1 think .Mr. llalstpad's statenifiits will py I'oiinil reasonable and logical, and the figures hp (iiiolr-B are most convincing. \S'e iiave been jiarticulnriy anxious to assist the stock-raising industry, and I do not think any charge of inconsistency can be established. We wii'l always he glad lo receive representations from the stock-raisers, either as individuals or as an organization, and lo freely aiid frankly discuss any 'lif-ficulties thpv have. If we fail to givi-: them satisraciion it will then be time to take tlio case beyond us if tiiey so desire." The letter sent to W. M. W'lUison. secretary df the Calgary Hoard of Trade, was as follows: "Dear Sir.-.-Vt a s'lecia'l meeting oC your board held recputl.". .Mr. George I I.aue made a sneech in which lie made ; the statement that the Canadian Pac-; ific was discouraging the K.hipnieut of i livestock, particularly liogs, to Seattle ' and other American markets, and thereby doing grave injury to the livestock inilnstry in Alberta. "It is only fair to snj- that a search of our records reveals no correspond-! ence of any character on this subject ; from .Mr. Lane, and aparently lie did not think it v.'ell to lake no the matter with us before issuing a public ' statement. The only correspondence which we appear to have on the carriage of rates on livestock to Seattle wa.s a letter from a Seattle firm asking us to assign a portion of tiie space- and faci'iities . in the livestock yards at Calgar>' for their excUisi\e use. This pronosal beiu.s;' at variance with ,tbe ijolicy of the jVlberta Stock yards Co.. and being at variance, as j we understood it. with the spirit of the agreement with the city of t^al-gary, on which the sloclryard.s company holds its franchise, was declined. A Settled Policy It has been our policiy lo foster mixed farming by farmers in .-Vlberta, and wp have done what we i'ould to encourage the development of animal husbandry, and il is. therefore, tliouglU well to remove, it possib'e, some miscouceotions which have arisen ag a result of certain figures given I by Mr. Lane. ! .Mr. Lane dwelt particularly on rates ', on hogs from tioiuts in .\lberta to i Seattle, as compared 'with rates from ! ofini-distanl points iu .Montana. l-le also referred at some Ien.<;tli to the trouble and expense of double-decking ears for liogB, and compared it unfavorably with the practice in Montana and elsewhere. On examining (Continued on Page .T). ES BOMBARD PRIMA Head of English Church Appealed to Against Forcible Feed-of Women London, .)uii, '.li*.-A band of militant sullrageltes today besieged the Archbisiiop ot Canterbury, (lie Kng-! lisii Primate, in Lambeth Place, and leveiitualiy forced him to capitulate ' and receive one of their number iu I order to discuss the question of tore-iblc feeding. The women were headed by i\lrs. Dacrc-Fox. it look them upwards oi i an hour to gain admission to the old palace on the banks of the Thames, a little above Wcstmiaster. They de-clined to listen to 'uny attempt on tlie part of those withiu 'to temporize. Finally tlie archbisiiop, seeing tlie futility 01 trying to escape from his ohdiirate blockaderS, allowed .Mrs. ll)acre-Fox to enter. The head of the Church of Kngland listened sympatlietically to the suffragettes' appeals Init he refused de-linitely to commit iiimseii. Mr.s. Dacre-Fox told tlie prelate that if lie believed torture was ever justifiable he could not be a real t'hrislian. .Site said he had lo use only his personal iiillnence to put an end to liie system of forcible reeding, 'I'lic archbishop said he received daily protests from ail sections of the community against forcible feed ing, but declared that he could not give a delinite answet to the stlft'ra-gettes' appeal until he liad heard the other side fully. He continusd : "-All I can promise is to give mj earnest consideration of the matter." Mrs. Dacre-Fox tliereupon informed .Vrchbisliop Davidson that she was profoundly dissatisfied yvitli his reply. She presented him willi a copy of tlie siilfragette newspaper and also with .Miss C. Panklmrst's book and saiii she hoped his perusal of them would open his eyes to the ucccssitjr. for action. . , ,. 39 ;