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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JULY 6, 1909. NO. 173. WAS HEADING ACROSS THE LINE TrainHold-up Suspect Was Arrested Near Warner The E. N. W. M. P. have arivsted a man suspected of being one of the Ashcrofi train robbers. On Saturday Chief Giilespie of the city police force got word that two men had come through from B. C., answered the description of the men in the rob- ben-. The little fellow was seen a couple times in the city but before I .WATERWORKS FOR RAYMOND Raymond, July G. -At a meeting of the town council night it was decided engage an engineer and install a waterworks system imme- diately. LOCAL NEWS NOTES John Kenny, inspector of customs. Calgary, is in the city. H. H. Owen, vice-president of the 0. W. Ken- Co., arrived in the city this morning from Minneapolis. A. J. McLean, M.P.P.- is in the city for the school land sale. Miss Myrtle Gundy, B.A., of To- ronto, joined her sister of Cardston here yesterday and the two left tor Seattle. Dr. Bell, of Victoria University, A LITTLE GIRL MAY LOSE LIFE HERE'S A GOOD IDEA Toronto, July Trades and Labor Council, at its meeting tonight, declared against war and the remedy suggested was that against na- tions which refuse to arbitrate differences and go to the workers should declare a gen- eral- strike. BIG BUSINESS MONTREAL PORT Was Kicked In Face By a Horse the New York Only Place On Continent Ahead Of It A sad accident occurred about 8.30 last evening between Westminster Road and the C. P. K. track whereby Muriel, the little nine year old daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. ing at the corner of Westminster and London Roads received very severe injuries. Along with some other child the police could get hold of him he had skipped out. While in the city he had inquired for a friend of his who answered the description of the bij. man in the' rob-. v bery, who he said had separated from 5r him when they were put off a train. 4 The chief notified the R. N. W M. P. and after a diligent search caught the man near Warner heading for the boundary. He was arrested and. brought to the city and locked up. The fellow has not yet been lo- cated. When questioned the man arrested claimed to have come from Winnipeg but being unable to make his story 11 hang together he admitted coming from Ashcroft, B. C. rie said he had all the way on trains having come by way of Calgary. He and his companion had not been detected until near to Macleod when they were put off. His chum swung on again as the train passed but he failed to do so. He came here look- ing for his chum. passed through the city yesterday on Terjj tne unfortunate little girl was SOCIALIST LEADER'S WIFE SAID TO HAVE ELOPED F. Hyatt Searching for His Spouse, Who He Claims Has Deserted Him Calgary, July Hyatt, organ- izer for the Socialist party in this city, is searching high and low for his wife, who he alleges has eloped with a man named Charles Harwood. a bricklayer. According to Mr. Hyatt 'he last saw his wife on Saturday night, when she went shopping and did not return. He had b'een living in apparent har- mony with his wife until Saturday and had not until then mistrusted 'her loyalty. Since then he claims that he has learned that his wife's alleged perfidy had been a matter of some months, during which he alleges she had been keeping comr-my with Har- wood. Mrs. Mabel S. Hyatt, who was ac- companied by her little Victor, aged- five and a half years, is about 27 years of age. She was last seen on Saturday night on Eighth avenue his way to visit bis sister, Mrs. G-. Russell, at St. Marys. Mrs. Heason and her son Harold left this afternoon to meet Canon Heuson at Westminster Abbey, Lon- don, Eng., who ic returning from a trip to the cost. .1. J. Johnston has taken the cor- store in the new Sherlock block at the comer of Redpath and Glyn streets. J. C. Petersen, of Rudolph, S. D., is in the city. He knows the Chris- ties well who wera murdered there yesterday. He had sold -him. his wheat for years and says the mur- dered man was as fine a. man as ever lived. LOOK FOR CHINK IN EUROPE NOW playing on the prairie" in close prox- imity to a number of when, getting too close, she was kicked in the face with tremendous force by one of the 'horses, inflicting an ugly wound across her forehead. She was picked up unconscious and taken to her home where Drs. Dean and Gal- braith were called, and at 3 o'clock this morning she was taken to -the hospital where she lies in a precarious condition. The little sirl was holding the horse's tail when it kicked and she was just the proper distance to re- ceive the full force of the blow, -which struck her in the forehead resulting in a compound fracture. The skull was partially liftedv from the head. She never lost consciousness and today is resting quite comfortable un- der the circumstances. The injury is quite serious but the ery. THE PUBLIC SCHOOL AT CLARESHOLM The contract for building Clares- holm's new school has been let to Zang and Mus-grove, of Edmonton, .for with a guarantee of com- pleting within four months. Nearly All Land Was Taken Up The land o'ffice staff cleaned off the whole rush yesterday handling no fewer than two hundred and fifty tick- ets. One hundred and forty-seven en- tries were made. All of the Bow Island and Burdett land went in a few minutes and nearly all of the two townships near Bad Water Lake was entered upon. New York, July the hope of capturing Leon Ling, the accused slayer of- Elsie Sigel, the police, have .just cabled to several cities cm the Mediterranean coast and points through the Suez Canal and Indian Ocean to hold wp the German steam- ship Helene Kiekmers and search it for the fugitive. Information is mos conclusive, the police say, that Lin shipped from Philadelphia betwee j June 10 and 12. The murder was 1 committed on June 9. Further in-, formation has just come to the po- lice saying that the ship on which the Chinaman took passage was. bound for the Orient. In looking u the records detectives found that the- Helene Rickmers left Philadelphia on June 12, bound for Ilosaki, Japfen, and that before sailing her com- mander. Captain Getting-, had snip- The Bank of Commerce had a mem- ber of its staff at the school lands sale to mark cheques for its" custom- ers, who were buying lands. Riot At Meeting In Old London London, July interesting meeting held by tbe 'Indian residents today to protest against the murder of Col. Hutt Curzon Wyliie broke up with a serious disturbance. TThen a resolution was offered expressing hor- ror at the crime, an Indian student objected. Immediately there was an uproar, chairs were thresm, and sticks used freely. The dissenting student was severely beaten and had to be rescued by the police. The resolution was finally adopted. Montreal, July annual re- port oi the Montreal Harbor Comis- .sicners today says Montreal port is now handling a greater vol- ume of business per month than any other North American port except New York and more passengers car- ried to Canadian ports via Canadian and British ships than to all Ameri- can ports combined except New York, The report says British shipping is suffering largely and a direct loss ow- ing to high insurance risks. Norwe- gian and Swedish Lloyds have lower- ed rates in keeping with improvements in the St. Lawrence route. The re- sult is that while Montreal exported twenty full cargoes of wheat in 1908 to Mediterranean and Russian ports, not one -bushel was carried in British bottoms although British ports were full of idle ships. The report adds that there will be rapid development in this business. Unless insurance companies alter their rates all will be diverted to foreign flags. LOCAL FIRM TO BUILD COURT HOUSI The contract for the t-iv.nioi: of the new courthous" has been let to Smith Bros Wil- son and they will proceed with its erection at once. -vl Jj LOCAL NEWS NOTES The Conciliation Board will meet at Taber on. Thursday. Mr. Jinks, of 33-10-22, has struck 35 feet of water at 63 feet. C. S. Noble is planning to pipe the water to his traeticn engine. T. C. Xorris, the -auctioneer, at the school lands sale today, is the Lib- eral leader in Manitoba. He is M.P.P.-for Lansdowne. The Mormons are 'building a church about 8 miles east of Claresholm. This with the new church at Wood- house makes two Mormou worship- CITY'S COAL MINE FOUND 0. K, Coal Enough To Last For Thirty-Six Years ping houses in the Cl-areeholm trict. FLEW NEARLY TWO MILES New York, July three flights at the. Morris Park race track, north of the city today, Glen H. Curtis, the aviator flew a mile and three-quarters and won first prize of four prizes known as the President's prize offer- ed recently by Cortland Field Bishop, president 'of the Aero club of Amerf THE SALE OF SCHOOL LANDS DRAWS AN IMMENSE CROWD Only Section South Of Grassy Lake Sold This Morning- Over Ten Dollars An Acre Paid For Some Of the Land The Caledonian Hall formerly old ped several Chinamen as palrt of thef Knox Church, this ;morning had the crew. Among these Chinamen, who' biggest crowd of men with the greatest were engaged only a short time beV willingness to hand out hundred dol- fore sailing, was one well dresaedi lar bills and cheques of its history, man who spoke English and who! The place was packed full of men professed to be an efficient- cook. The from all parts of Canada and the Helene Rickmers was the only vessel United i'tates only too eager to pay about 9.30 o'clock in company with left about that! their hundred as a deposit on a quar- Harwood. She is 4 feet 11 inches tall, complexion fresh, hair auburn: was dressed in brown skirt and white waist, with thick jacket 'of bluish or violet color. Victor, her little son, is about- 34 inches tall, freckled com- plexion, wore a turned up sailor straw hat and a dark-colored knicker- suit. 'Charles Harwood is of medium height, loosely built, complexion tanned, and wore a brownish suit and fedora hat. It is believed that the eloping cou- ple could have left the city on the trains going west at 2.05 and 3.25 o'- clock east. at 2.30 and 8, Sunday morning. Paid A Fine In Dwarf Case time for t-he Orient. The vessel is te-T section of Alberta, land. The oc- now believed to be approaching orf casion is the auction sale of school lands and as this is the best chance just out of the Suez Canal. It was! last reported at Tarifa, a seaport town of Spain, fifteen miles south- west of Gibraltar, on June 26. Cen- .Homesteaders and farmers who have tral office detectives would not dis- cuss how the information came to them, but adviees from Philadelphia say that the agents of the steamship observed the report of Captain Get- ting concerning the listing- of a Chin- to get land at one's own price, every- body who wants land is on the spot. already" a quarter or a half section, want to get the adjoining quarter or half and are ready to pay for it. Men buying for speculation are on hand hoping to buy land at a price which will enable them to sell soon at a ese.cook and they compared their j profit. Corporations and agents are list with the description of Leon on hand picking up land at lowest Ling, and notified the authorities. Captain Carry, of the Homicide Bureau, was surprised when he heard that this information had leaked out but he said that he regarded it as the best clue he had yet had as to the escape of the much wanted man. As soon as the police learned that the Helene Rickmers was bound for! a PottSj of Brandon, also -an inspec- Japan and that it had shipped a tor is present. T. C. Norris, M.P.P., possible figures. The latter classes re- aliie that it is almost impossible to outbid the farmer as he is ready to pay the market price to get it while they want a slice of profit while sell- ing at that price. W. M. Ingram, of Winnipeg, inspec- tor of School is in charge. F. Kost came up before In- spector West and A. E. J. P., this afternoon charged withj ship might call causing a child to be in a public j place collecting 'alms. He was fins-'l j and costs or three1 months in jail with hard labor. He accepted the former. This is the man who had the dwarf and used him as a means of getting a living by sending him into hotels and offices begging money and sell- Chinese cook, they cabled every port between Tarifa, Spain, and Itosaki, Japan, at which the German stearn- To Camrose Edmonton. July on the inc: pictures of himself, stating that] he" was the smallest man Vegreviile-Calgary branch of the C. X R. will he completed south from j It seems that the child's father sign- VcgreviUe to Camrose ma few weeks ed a contract with Kossoau. aeree- Sa-Vs thc contractors. ing to exhibit his boy through the men are employed rushing the country. The his father ton. Hundreds of rrade. to child returned One hundred and twenty-five miles of who lives near Edmon-j will DC completed this year. SPORTS AT NiGHT leaving miles to be completed in- to Calgary next year. Stool Brandon, is the auctioneer, while W. Rollins, of Ottawa, and J C. Robin- son, of Winnipeg, are the clerks Building Too Small Mr. Norris started the sale by read- ing the regulations governing the sale and expressed his regret that it was not possible to secure a larger building for the large crowd present. He said that the lowest bid that would be accepted was twenty-five cents but that they, could run as high as they liked. Tho first forty quarters in town- ship? 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 in range 12, went without a bidder, being south of the .unsurveyed district south of Grasv Lake. Section? 11 nnd 20 in townships 7-12 a powor oi the Denver at from to per acre, the F. E. Mason Land Co. gettincr the most of it, three brothers, farmer5 in will start from the end in Cincinnati, July .first city! a few weeks ami ill probably be that gettmjr thc balance. The in which night baseball has heen1 completed from Vesreville t-.t Cam- to a successful issue, alsoizose this fall. Mr. Timothy, the con-1 sct of hr ought will be the first in which night foor- tractor, says Strathcona end is not land "in 1 and 3-3-12 went at the per acre. up- hall will receive a thorough try-out. Tho Pilgrim team, made up of some of the greatest .soccer football play- ers of Great will visit Cin- cinVmti on October 11. t abandoned so far as ho knows, but it is not likely that much will he dope this fall, though grading of the line xvill in till probability ho carried on next spring. The land in 15-23-25-27 in SO2 went for from, the upset price to Vv. quarters for which three men were bidding going at that figure. A farm- er bought all of 35-3-12 at from 97.25 to The Way of the Bidder From this on all sorts of bidding took place. Sometimes two or three bidders wanted the whole section and ran the first quarter up to. a big fig- ure but the fellow wflo got it would get the rest of it at a lower figure, sometimes indeed at the upset. A family of brothers-in-law bought up several quarters but had to beat out a couple of dealers to get them. Lady Puts Up Price The event of the day was the bid- ding on the S. E. 1-.4 of 5-9-12, in which a lady, the unly one in the crowd beat out the bunch and set the highest price up to that time. She was away back in the room but kept her hand up and called the bids as fast as required until a dealer who wanted the whole section quit at TOO MUCH RAIN IN CO! OR ADO Excursion Train Stalled In Mountains Denver In Darkness Denver, Colo., July damage estimated at rail- roads demoralized and thousands of pleasure geoksr who kft the city yesterday with the prospects of a two recreation are marooned in the mountains, are some of the con- ditions resulting from yesterday's heavy rain and electrical storm. A deluge of water fell in Denver and vicinity, flooding cellars and doing much other daniape. Lightning struck and Kk-ctric Company leaving the in darkness several ;md tii inc: up the street car system. Several branches of Colorado S Kt.hern railroad and the Denver and Rio Grande railroad experienced washouts-. A number of excursion train? an? stalled ir. the mountain.--. The flood .situation in Mexico i? alc-o growing more ?orif'us hourly. main railroad leading into the tied up .by washouts and the city is cut off from the outside world. The rains still continue, and re-- pairs are almost impossible, and amid the cheers of the crowd, the lady came up and made her deposit of and then went in behind to make full settlement of the first pay- ment. A farmer named Hockett who had a well on his quarter was hot after the 'adjoining quarter and got it over a dealer at The dealers began to get very un- easy at the high prices that were go- ing and many were the looks and glances and undertone conversations. Homesteaders who wanted land were consulted as to wnat they want- ed have it at a low price. But there was nearly alxvays some one else who wanted it too and the prices generally kept high. An Old Man's Buy One old farmer, bent with age, stood up to bid on a quarter and everybody let him have it at tne up- set price of He and his son got the whole section, 7-9-J2 at that figure. Section 9-9-12 caused some lively The -death took place in the city 5resterday of Delia 'Wymau, the four- teen-year-old daughter of S. A. Wy- rnan, of Bowville. Alex Macleod met with a serious accident yesterday at No. 6 shaft. The men had been -discharging dyna- mite and some of it did not go off. Macleod went back to where they were set and in some way ignited, a. charge that had. not gone off. He re- ceived a few abrasions on his, body and eye lid was cut (but he will not lose the sight. He is pro- gressing favorably at the G-alt hos- pital. The report of W. D. L. Hardie on the city coal mine was read at the city council last -night. The entry, he says is made in a workmanlike man- ner, and is in a very satisfactory condition. Discussing the nature of the entry he says that the top bench of the Gait searn is left up for a roof, which makes an excellent roof requiring very little tirobering> -The MINE WORKERS ARE ON STRIKE Sydney, N. S., July strike of the United Mine Workers on the wage question opened this morning, and the question of the recognition of that body toy the Dominion Coal Company is now the chief live issue. The Provincial Workmen's Associa- tion is standing clear, not going on strike, and the main point .at issue seems to be supremacy between, two lab'or- organizations. Dominion num- ber six collieries, where majority of the miners are Mine Worker, sympa- thisers, closed down there not -being sufficient men at .worlT to operate it, but No. 2 colliery, where over miners are employed, will be a point of interest in the fight. At the other collieries men are divid- ed on the question. v BLAIRMORE NEWS Popular Couple Team Being Built Blairmore, July West Can- adian Collieries, Ltd., are going right ahead with new mine, and they arc also prospecting across the track (north Frayer Sinclair are making good headway with the 15 cottages they are building at Bellevue for the com- to say. nothing- of the num- erous houses they are building in town. A Blairmore couple were married by Rev. Mowat at Lundbreck at the fam- ous old Butte Ranche, on the south fork. The parties were Gerald Charles Northcote Cooke and Jeanette Franc- es Mills. The bride was dressed all in white. Both were the recipients of many handsome presents. Many friends of bride and bridegroom were present, who gave them a rousing send off after the ceremony. Mr. Cooke is one of the leading real es- tate men in town. Blairmore baseball team recently made a trip to Michel, beating" both Michel and Hosmer. sides will disintegrate and -will re- quire "cloaking" -in time. The prac- tice in the Gait mine is to do this when required. The seam of good coal is 2 ft. 6 in. thick; below it is a seam of blackjack, a poor quality of coal, and two thin seams of fairly good coal making a total thickness of four feet under the roof.' He thinks the whole thickness will make very good steam fuel for the power plant. The top seam acld- ed to this makes a total thickness of 5 ft. 6 inc boiler fuel. The specific gravity is about 1.36 arid if mined thoroughly the mine will produce tons of ruri-of-mrne coal per acre or tons in the 40 acres, enough to last for years at tons a year. The run-of-mine coal should not cost over per ton delivered in the bunkers. If the blackjack cannot be. tonnage will not "exceed tons per acre. He advises the city to use the A. R. I. Co., old No. 9 shaft which is in the center of the city's coal axea as it will produce more coal at a less cost. As to the contract, he says that it has not been carried out strictly, ac- cording to specifications, but to have done so would have put the city to unnecessary expense. Mr..Hardie speaks very highly of Hugh Scott as a man capable of tak- ing charge of the mine. J. W. Boulton was present at the meeting. He was asked to speak when the report was read. He nized Mr. Hardie as_an eminent au- thority but noticed that he set time when the timbering will be ne- cessary. He admitted that timbers 6 feet apart will be all that is necessary in such a drift but thought 115 feet too long a space without any timber- ing. He did not believe it was done in workmanlike manner and there was no lagging as the: contract called for and the sides were already shaking down. If the council was satisfied to pay for what they did not get, he was not going to kick any more. The coal committee recommended that W. Sirnm be paid in full and that he be re-engaged as per his 'fen- der, to drive the other drift. Aid. King and -the Mayor thought that Hugh Scott should be appointed su- perintendent. Aid. Hatch thought that as the mine was ahead of the plant the appointment could be de- layed as it was not necessary to him at work all the time. He will look after the driving of the new drift A 4TH OF JULY FOOL New York, July 5. John Mulvey, a porter in Sharkey's saloon today took a dare that he could not hold a big cracker in his mouth and fire it. The explosion blew out his teeth and lacerated his mouth and throat so badly that fifteen stitches had to be bidding. A dealer was bound to have it and a homesteader wanted some of Messrs. Farmer, Ross, McDonald.. taken in jjis tongue and lips. Tetanus Barnett.; Barnes and Cooke went to js iColeman to play tennis, beating Cole- man handsomely.-7 sets to 2. Mr. Farmer and Mr. Gooke were unbeaten and were considered the best couple. it too. The dealer got the first atj The work the waterworks The next quarter went at 'start almost immediately. Undaunted the young farm- er came back again en the third but quit at- 910.25. The fourth quarter will caused some excitement. Another farmer thought it was No. 109 instead of 103 and bid against the dealer up to and got it, amid the cheer? oi the crowd. It then appeared that Mr. had called out- the wrong i number after he had auctioned off! Fourth of July Casualties Life in Prison Is In Prospect imprisonment mav bo meted out to a man. Jack Buffalo, N. Y., Julyt fires and injury to 15 children were the tolls paid for an old fashioned 4tk of July here. Poughkeepsie, X. Y., July Chas. Burr, nine years eld, stood on 'a giant fire cracker tonight to see if parcel 109 also. Consequently the two j skinner, charged with looting a safe he could smother the noise. When it quarters were put up again. Tm- doal- er got his fourth quarter at and tin- farmer ?ot his at everybody on the niyht of the fire. At the trial three witnesses, Messrs. Jacobsen iind Siinonson and !Mrs. JaCObsen pullin? out in favor of the plucky bid- j sworc thftt had cnttrcd their storo By the mistake he savt'd in about three He got th next quarter at the same price an< quite satisfied. The exploded his clothing caught fire and he was severely burned, so it is be- lievtxl he will die. New York, July and had broker, into the till, and after a long- chase during which they I 337 injured, eleven of them danger- had lost him in the crowd, bed been owsly and three so seriously that captured. 'death seer.is certain, was the Fourth; quarters went to brothers-in-law j casc js a very ycrious onc for of jujy record in 2sTew York and mentioned before who are evidently j thn defendant if he be found j Brooklyn up to ten o'clock tonight. declared Magistrate Atkinson, "and j Chicago, July Record Her- ,g larmmjr on a scale. ortvit interest being displayed and the probability i.? that very high price? will prevail ;is people are do ined trt have the land and there enough farmers bidding to pet hc will be liable to life imprisonment aid's summaries today of the casual Mexican capital is reported to bo high pricfs. on this account. I will reserve judg- ment until Monday in order to study the evidence carefully. If I find him guilty T will make this a lesson to all ties in thc States-of days'1 celebration of the Fourth of July give 46 dead ard injured.. deaths -due to Tetanus thus far arc 18. Fire losses arc ;