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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta UTe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LETMBRIDQE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 5, 1909. NO. 172. MONEY WAS CAUSE OF MURDER Cold Blooded Killing Near Humboldt, Sank, Humboldt, Sask., July oral Aldrich, of the Royal IsorLh West Mounted Police, caine in this morning 'bringing Sandford Hainer, a homesteader at Margo accused of killing Alfred D. Fraser, a neighbor, on the first of July. Fraser was shot to -death, the first -bullet taking effect in, the shoulder, the second in the head, killing him instantly. The trouble was over money matters. Further developments in the case indicate that it was a cold blooded and brufal murder. Hainer has con- fessed the act. A month ago he wrote fjraser, stating- that unless some statement was made about money matters he would shoot him on sight. On the morning oi the tragody Hainer went in. search of his victim and found him plowing in a tield adjacent to the Fraser house. Fraser was just completing a round and in the act of taking a drink of water. Hainer, from a position of about 100 yards distant, drew a bead upon his man, and called out that he was going to shoot. Fraser cried ''Don't and immediately 'began to run for the house. Hainer fired three .shots. The first missed his victim and "hit one of the horses. The second entered Fras- er's shoulder, but he did not fall the -third entered tho head and smash ed the skull, causing instant death. The prisoner expressed regret that his early arrest did not permit him to make a similar end of Messrs. Sayforth, HilUard and Macdonald, against whom he_ appeared to have a grudge. When arrested, Hainer was desperate. He was fully armed with two rifles and a revolver. All night tiie watchers lay around his house guarding every window and door. Jn, the morning, when Hainer appeared at the door with his rifle in. his hands, be was commanded to throw up his He refused and tried to raise his gun but a couple of shots sent him tf> cover. He broke for a window, -but was again met by shots and seeing the game was up, came out and surrendered. He is about 25 years old, and a native of Ontario. FRIGHTENED WOMAN TO j DEATH VERDICT WILFUL MURDER London, July verdict of wil- ful naurder has been rendered against the East Indian Student, who shot Col. Wyllie on July 1. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Rev. Michael Lynch, oldest priest of the diocese of Peterboro, is dead, aged 72 years. Frank Ma-lone, 23 years old, of Al- monte, Ont., was asphyxiated at Cobalt while working at 200 feet level of the Crown Reserve Mine Co. Russell Glimmer, of Inverary, Out. was killed by the wheels of a wagon loaded with cheese, crushing and breaking bis back- Robt. H. Bowes, K.C., has been appointed registrar of West Toronto. "There is-no necessity for Sunday 'street cars in Calgary until the city has a population of aid'then the question should toe submitted to the said Rev. Hr. Kerby in a sermon at Calgary last night. Thos. Lucas, a well known resi dent of Virden, Man., was poisoned by taking a drink of strychnine be ing dissolved to use in poisoning go phers, in mistake for vinegar. He died in great agony. No Trace Of RIDEAU HALL QUARANTINED Ottawa, Ont., July ess Grey is ill with scarlet fe- ver at Kideau Hall, the official residence. Captain Newton is prostrated with the same dis- ease. They both contracted it in Toronto week and Rid- eau Hall is quarantined. AGREEMENT BETWEEN MINERS AND OPERATORS The Terms That Will Govern Operations In Mines Of U.M.W.Of A, District 18 For Next Two Years A SEA TRAGEDY Victoria, B. C., July roin Hongkong The finding of drifting British mine by the gov- rnment steamer Stanley which en- angered shipping as it Hinted in the 'airway brought light to the of i sea tragedy. According- to advices, wo junks lying off Gap a artly submerged object. The Chin- se went after it and by means oi. ackle hoisted it on one of the junks. They dumped it on deck. An explo- ion followed, the whole crew being milled except a boy, who was picked ip by the other junk's crew. Agreement )istrict No. Grassy Lake Hold-up Has Caused One Death lat time ol When the Herald received 'the des- atch about the hold-up at Grassy ake reported in Friday's paper, a wait to the police s here to see abo.ut it. At nothing whatever was it here. However, since hat, time u most thorough invcsnga- lon has been made and the police are satisfied that there was n0 hold- up whatever. The most likely theory s that a couple of men called at the louse for a drink or something and the woman named, who is only eigh- teen years of age, lost her head. The story she told the police is absolutely contradicted by the evidence secured by the police. Sensational Sequel Although the alleged amounted to nothing the the story is most serious. hold-up effect of Mr. Lous ley the postmaster at Seven Persons and his wife were outside their home talking of the Grassy Lake affair when two men came walking alon the C. P. R- track nearby. Mrs.Lous- ley went into the house and the men came to the well to get a drink, while the husband stood outside. After the men haJ gone, the hus- band thought the house was very quiet .and went inside. There he his wife lying "dead on the floor with all their money, the post office mon ey', money orders, etc., clasped in her hands. Dr. Boyd, of .Medicine Hat, was soon on "the. scene and pronounced death due to heart failure because o fright. The woman's heart was weak and she was evidently unstrung by th Grassy Lake story and seeing the mer coming thought they were going tc rob the place, with the result men tioned. WillFORMA UNITARIAN CHURCH entered iiito between 18 of the United Mine Yorkers of America of the first part, nd, the Western Coal Operators' As- ociation, of the second part: Whereas, the benefits to be derived ro'm an industrial contract, depend Itogether upon the fidelity with which t is carried into effect. AND WHEREAS it is our earnest, nd sincere desire that any agree- ment executed, by and between the epresentatives of the Miners in Dis- rict No. 18, and the representatives f "the Western Coal Operators' As- be observed and carried out n its entirety, and that all controver- ts arising under this agreement hall be agreeably and definitely IT IS THEREFORE MUTUALLY UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED that he following conditions and rates hall govern the parties hereto for a period ending March 31st, 1911, and hat the parties hereto will meet in onferonce thirty (30) days priaor to he expiration oi. this agreement, to .iscuss a renewal thereof. i Management of Mine: The right to hire arrd discharge, the management of the mine, and the di- ection of the working forces, are ested entirely in the Company, and lie United Mine Workers of America hall not abridge this right. Settlement of Local and General Disputes: case any disputes or grievanc- arise under this agreement, or any oca! agreement-made in connection herewith, whether the dispute or grievance is claimed to have arisen by the Company, or any person or per- sons employed, or by the men as a vholc, then the parties shall endea- vor to settle the matter as hereinafter provided. But before any grievance or dispute shall be submitted to the 'it Committed, the person or persons affected, shall endeavor, by personal ipplication to the 'Pit Boss, Overman or Foreman in charge of the work where the dispute arises, to settle the matter, and in the event of their agreeing, their decision shall be final. Case of any local dispute arising in any mine, and failure to agree between the Pit Boss, Over- man or Foreman in charge of the work where the dispute arises, and any employee, the Pit Committee untl Mine Superintendent, Or Mine Man- ager, shall matter, and endeavor to if thev afnvt settle their de- cision shall be final. C In the event, of the failure of the Pit Committee, and the Mine Super- intendent or Mine M.'iuayer to settle any dispute so referred to them, as well as in the event Of ether disputes arising, the matter in dispute shall bs referred to the general superin- tendent or General .Manager of com- pany, and the Officers of District 18, United Mine Workers of Ameri- ca, for settlement, and if they agree, their decision shall be final. Should they fail to agree, it shall be referred to a joint committee to be made up of three operators, by the Western Coal Operators' and three miners appointed by Dis- trict ISi'o.. 18 of United Mine Workers of America, for settlement. If tliey agree, their decision shall be bind- ing upon both parties. A majority the full committee must vote in favor of any action, before it can be dc- -clared carried'. In the event of a failure to ngrce, a Committee shall endeavr-to select an independent chairman, and fail- ing to agree upon an independent chairman; the decision of their case is being examined into and settled. If a claim be made within days, where a man or men has or have been unjustly discharged, tin- case shall be dealt with according to this article and if it is proven that he or they have been unjustly dealt with, lie or they shall be reinstated. If claim is made for compensation for time lost, in casi-s where reinstate- ment lias followed, it shall be left to the Joint Committee to decide what amount of money (if any) is to be paid Any breach of this agreement by any of the parties is riot in- tended, however, by this subsection, to abridge the, right of the men to sus- pend work after the final settlement as herein provided, if any Operator or Operators refuse to be b'.und by any decision given against them under this article. Duties of Pit Committee: The Pit .Committee shall be a com- mittee of three, in each colliery other plant covered by this agreement. selected by the employees working at such colliery., or other plant, from their own number, except one mem- SECRETARY OF STATE HERE ON. WEDNESDAY Senator DoVu'oor has receiv- ed word that Hon. Chas. Murphy, secretary of State, will reach here tomorrow night from' Calgary and remain in tho city until the afternoon train west on Wednesday. REFUSED TO SURRENDER AND WERE SUFFOCATED ber may the com- mitlee thus constituted shall be bind- ing upon both parties. The Joint Committee shall meet e.v- etry three months, on the. second Tues day, or at any time of the Prr-sident of the Western Coal Operators' Association, and the Pres- ident of District No. IS, United Mine Workers the and in all cv.s- es where disputes archieing investi- gated and settled. We miners, mine laborers, and all other partis involv- ed, must continue to work pending investigation, and until final decision has been reached, but where miner, miners, mine "laborers, has in the Eur- eka hall yesterday. There were pres- ent twenty-one in the morning, be- tween forty and fifty in the alter- noon, and considerably over a hun- dred at the evening service. At the morning service he explain- ed Unitarian Christianity, its concep- tion of Gcd as 1-hc Father of the universe, its belief in the brother- hood of mankind, its belief ia the divinity but not the diety of Christ, but were repulsed. outside proceeded them. The janitor Then- they start- ed throwing stones at the crowd, whereupon some of the men on. the to get back at of the building, hearing the row, sent for, the who were soon on the scene. The only way they saw out of a serious difficulty was to put the whole cz-owd back and keep them there, which they accordingly did. By the time the office opened there was a crowd of two hundred or more waiting with their best foot fore- most to make a run for it. The po- lice were busy keeping them back ta the outs We "of the pavement, while the land office clerks made a IWUTOW passage through which only one man on Back Page.) at a time cotild reach the door. HOLIDAY JFATALiTY Prominent Insurance Man Lost His Life in Holiday Festivities Louisville, Ky.. July un- envieble distinction of having made the most notable sacrifice, to patriot- ism by reason of Independence Day celebration this year will prob.ib'ly fall to Louisville through tho at Seymour, early today, of Ar- thur Granville Langham. former ident of the Provident Life A.-JSUranee i Society. Mr. Lnngham never recovered from the effects of having had his-right hand shattered by the explosinr, oi .1 cannon cracker hist night. He one of a party of fashionable Louis- ville folks who were spending tho week end at the homo Seymour, of John K. Potter. Mr. brother-in-law. A cami'm.. craob-r thrown lighted up on the lawn frilled fo explode Mr. Lanaham 'it in hi- hand am', relighted it. Tin- cracker bur-t in his grasp, mangling tho hand friglitfully. He was np--n at one.: but never gained conscious- ness. Mr. Lan-Thani was the uncle of the Baroness Spnok von Sternherir. wife of 11 former German to lht> United and the te.s9f> de Fairmont, wife of nnval attache ot the Fr.-nch Washington. filed in and upstairs- As they iu they got tickets and upstairs ha..'f lo sign their names and uumln-rs so that tluTo will be no selling of tick- ets this time. In tho crowd were many dis- appointed ones. One little hlnglish- man had held his position on. the steps from Wednesday aften.Oon only to bo aniong those cUrarcd out early this morning and he was so far be- hind that he did- not go for a. at all. A Native Canadian's otory Another man told The Herald oi his case. This was tiie third attcmpi he hud made to get a pit'ce of land. He. had cainp'xl on the steps on Fri- day and had held a position would let him in in the first hall" dozen, but ho got in numU-r 05. ought to be some way oi riving us native Canadians ami eiti- Lns just ins over the roughs that. from n cross the he Siii'l- are not Celling a Thx'sc men do not Yesterday tlu and ;it times lliese fellows wo'il. cheer for the Stars nnd Si rip-s, 10 Victoria. B. C., July -News was brought by the Empress of Japan of a s'.-n.--ational incident in the war being waged on Chinese rebels. Some reb- els who had taken a position in a cave, fired on a Dutch Lieutenant, who crawled int-> the cave. They re- d to surrender on promise of be- pared. The Butch commander. d a fire at the mouth of and -all were- suffocated. spared. en lighted Twenty-eight bodies were found, in- cluding women and children-, when the cave was entered. MURDER FOUR IN NORTH DAKOTA Terrible Deed Com- mitted In Vicinity Of Aberdeen. Aberdeen, 3. D., farmer July living near Ru- dolph, his wile, ilia daughter Mildred, aged IS years, and a farm hand were murdered today. -It is supposed that tlie murders were a result of an at- tempt .to get, a large sum oi money, said to have been m the Christie home. Air, Christie, who was also a grain buyer, aud one of the most prosper- ous fanners oi the Northwest, was milking a cow in the yar-d when some unknown person or persons shot him dead. The murderers hurried to the house and finding 'Mrs. Christie and "daughter, and the Eomainc boy, who was visiting at the house, fired upon them. The first shots took ef- fect and tht: two women and tho boy fell The entire country side is wrought up. bands oi farmers were organized and a scorch for the-: murders begun. Lynching is promised when the cap- tun.' is made. Twenty miles south of the scene in the evening Emil Vic- was arrested. Hi: had worked on Rudolph pin ce up to a week ago i-n he had published in an Aber- CALLED THE CONTRACT OFF Judgment For Plain- tiff In Suit Against Sugar Company paper a trip to li.ii Ire was about to tae a trp to visit his father in Buf- falo." He is said to have had on his person surnf partly as belonging to the Chris- Kx.-iiuin.-Kion of the bodies showe-d that Mr. Christie bosidi'S being shot had his skull crushed bv a. harn- mer. Mrs. Chrislio was shot as she ran on tin.- porch at the alarm. The builot eiiiiTi'd her breast. Mildred. the ('.i light. T, attacked as she came inun her room. Michnel R.'maini', tiiwl 14, was shot beside Mrs. 's body. Tho house was nnii-acted. II is not known wheth-er .myUiing was obtained or not. aiv deal. care for Camula. Fourth of .July llu'se fellows Stars nnd fo BIG TIME AT NEW DAYTON Hid Lordship Judge Stuart has given judgment in the case of the Raymond Land and Investment Co., Limited, versus the iuiight Sugar Co., Limited, in which the former brought action against the latter for perform- ance of a. contract or the return of money paid. The land was acres near Eaymond, which they agreed to buy at per acre. They made a payment ou. the land but refused to pay more until the ueiendant dcliv- ert-d title. Tfie defendants pleaded that "the plaintiff be compelled, to complete their contract and make the payments. L. M. Johnstone was counsel for plaintiffs who are High men, mid C. F. P. Conybeare. K. acted for the defendants. His Lordship commented on each of the four points raised by counsel for the plaintiff The first contention was that aside from tiie operation of the mineral reservation the defendants had not titles to the lands but mere- ly an agreement of from other parties and that therefore the plain- tiffs were entitled 10 a reseision of tbe contract. The second' was that the defendants had not complied with the agreement as to production of cer- tificate of title, thus giving the plain- tiffs the right to ask for reseision. Thirdly, that the defendant clearly had no title and never could get title to the coal, if any, and that as the agreement referred simply to the lands, everything was included ex- cept precious metals not disposed of by the crown and therefore the de- fendants could not sell what they agreed to sell. Fourthly, that the de- fendants .had declared their inten-. tion to cancel and had in fact can- celled the contract and that the plain- tiffs were entitled to accept that po- sition and to seek repayment of the money paid. Eespecting the first contention His Lordship did not deem it necessary to deal the many questions which would have to be considered in order to dispose of it but decided that the case could be disposed of in' a simpler way on one of the other grounds. He held the same view toward the second contention and stat- ed that the case could- be disposed of on the third ground. In relation to this he stated that the word "lands" in tbe agreement meant everything except the precious metals. It appeared that the defend- ants were unable to give a convey- ance of the minerals. It was under- stood by all the parties at the trial that by this was meant not only the precious minerals but other minerals as well. There was absolutely no evi- dence outside of the agreement to show what the parties intended. The agreement must be construed as it stands and must be interpreted as an agreement to convey the land and all it contained except the precious met- als and these as well whpre they have, pnssod from the Crown. It makes no difference if the only mineral reserv- ed would., be coal. As to the fourth His Lordship said- that the plaintiffs had no right to consider the contract cancelled by the action uf the defendants as the latter had no right to repudiate or rescind the con- tract. He therefore gave judgment on the strength of the third contention and declared the contract rescinded and gave judgment for the plaintiff for the amount paid under the contrapt. The claim for interest was not allowed but allowed coats. First Anniversary Was A Decided Success Ithe United States, for Idaho. 'Montana, etc. On- of us raUe.i ('Thfw cht'ers for King a.n fellows ivplitii 'To wiih i Kin-x ivdwnrd. It's the land we iv I after.' That shows the. kind ihoy nr-- 'Tlwr. tho attack they mad.- fiism-'Ui :n-jis made'to get lh.- p. lid- t j on us all hack to -rUe (hem the i slix-H. was a large streamer with the who had words "Wok-onm to New ing- put same chanco with us, hero for days. There arc said the speaker, j two brwJs and other-- ton.n'h look in- j specimens. ''It's not he i.inueil, "that toughs from All roads lod l.o New Dayton on Saturday lu-st, when the townspeople i Ihckl i heir First Settlers'. Anniversary 'The morning was threatening rain j but about mid-day Old Mol came 'through and brought with him rigs yf every .-les'Tiptum, from an auto to i a hay nick loaik-d with p-.iople- intent owl time. tho Dead Man Has Been Identified main ;ir.-.l a array oi' Hags with 'Oi'i Gloi'y" very in evidence. At a.m. tho celebration com- co.-'miUeo. knowing- that She crowd was then: l.o hear them talk, got lino should bo able to use the j right oti with an excellent program Uijrf of brute force ovor Canadians! of sports consisting of foot racing- fit i who have tho interests i try at. in is understood and The man wha was killed on Domin- ion Bay was Sam Winers who was working at Thacker's construction camp on the new C. P. 'R. line. He had a wife living seventy-five miles north of the city. The story told by the men who were with him shows that the death was purely accidental. The men with him were Herbert Fenby, Jas Allen and Alex. Fairfk'ld. The four were in a double seated buggy, the last named driving. He did not know the road so Winers took the reins. One of the horses started to kicki, Fonby and Fairfield jumped out. crs Inter jumped also and Allen remained until thrown out farther, sober. ;