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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. L.GTHBKIDGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JULY NUMBER 176 KRAFCHENKO PAID THE PENALTY AT 6.59 THIS MORNING J. B. RIRIE, MAGRATH, ALBERTA CHAMPION Won Largest Number of Points of Any Exhibitor at the Fair This Year HAS GRAND TOTAL 668 H. S. Curne of ingleton Second --Winners of Big Prizes and Cups I B Riuc of Magrath, luns tht. Alberta Farmers' Grand Champion ship bj winning the lutesl number of points of anv exhibitor m tho show. Sir. Ririe has always been one of the biggest exhibitors in the show, and Ins stock and farm pro ducts are of the finest grade It is one of the most significant facts, of the-exhibition, that.this grand cham- pionship troph) should remain m the south, with eihibitors of such high class stock coming in. from all-parts of the Ririe had tries in nearly every class, and his exhibits arc of premier all Ihe following shows the winnings'by points J. B. Hirie, 6G8 Pts. Hones 215 120 Cattle ihe 10 Sheep 2 Poultry 38 H. S. 'Curi-ie. Ihglcton, closest com- retitoi, total 115 J-. l-lambly and Son, Munson, ISO L B lrl R R LCD, Coalilale, IdO. I here is ouh one prue and Mr fine- lead over aH'conv pctitorb that assured his winning ihe 1 Alberta exhibitors prirc, and the I ur outside of the PercKetcd Futurities _Ilns UumpiPibhtp js awarded the Uherta cMubitor uinnng the Urges t'-.'huiriijcr of points computed on the following table. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Prm.Fnn.Prm.Prm. Pts. Pts. Pts. Pts. Horse Classes 30 20 10 5 Cattle Classes 30 20 10 5 '-beep ind Swine 10 ri Poultry 'I 2 Grains and Grasses 30 20 10 5 Hoots and Vege- tables 1 Dressed'Meats -and Potillrv '1 3 Domestic Products 4 ,'2 The prize.is a magnificent silver championship, cup valued at pre- sented by the Department of Natural Resources of the C. P. R. The cup was won in 1912 and 1913 by J. C. Drewry, of Glen Ranch, Cow ley, who is barred this year. DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS Pts. 'A. Perry 238 W. J. McKcc.............................. .75 Pts. '.I. B. Ririe GGS W. L.- 147 K. 30 v G. H. .Watspn Smith Bros.- 80 Mceks Bros................................. 80 'J. B. Losey............................... 154 J. W. Turner.............................. flO W. .1- Glass' 640 A. E. SbuUlcworth 195 'j. C. Drewry.............................. 140 It. R. Lea................................... 140 W. II. Pawson fiO The championship awards arc silver curs valued at and S10 cash, first; 58 cash, second third. No championships arc. awarded for loss 'than 80 points, lirst 50 points, sec- ond ami 35 points third. .This winners In the special grand rhampionshtp for Alberta exhibitors arp; Donated Cup PERCHERON SHOW WAS A FEATURE Fletcher, Judge of the Event Considers it the Best He Has Ever Seen Dr. J. G. RUTHERFORD Of the C. P. R. department of-Natural Resources, who- was-'instrumental in having the cup won bv J B Rine of Magrath, donated MEDICAL PROTECTIVE Ci.-.T'ON MET TODAY St. John, July annual meeting of'the Canadian Medical Pro- tective association .was. held in con- nection- with today's, session of the convention of_fhe Canadian Medical association Di C A medi cal 'adyiser of the commission of Con- servation at Ottawa; f.will speak to- night.on health problems in Canada, ORANGEMEN TO 'CELEBRATE AT .KINDERSLEY Sas' Juh T hun dred Orangemen their families, jouinoj from-Saskatoon to take pait in tlie provincial celebra tion at Kindersley oil Mondaj Every' breeder of pure-bred stock pros-cat at the Lethbridge Fair, and as many of tlifc judges as could spare a Imomeiit Irani their wcrlt, and a large I number visitors watched the jui'yitto of the Percherou Futuiitj 'yesterday aftornuan. J. Fletcher, tlie judge, has been an importer of Percberous for thirty years, and at his farm; near Elgin, III., ha? some of the finest stock ever raised or imported. He knows the breed from A to Izzard, and his opinions re- garding the Futurity and the animals coinpeting-henv are- those of an pert. They were expressed in tab- loid by the placings he gave the splen- did array of beautiful horse i'iesh that stood before him yesterday. Wayne Dinsmore, recognized, all ov er the American continent, as a lead- ing authority on Percherons, and sec- retary of the Percheron Society of America; .made a special trip to Leth- bridge from Chicago to see this class of horses, and has kindly written, an account of the judging for the Herald Mr. Dinsmore ds a keen Percheron ad. mirer, arid he compliments the .Al- berta breeders oh the wonderful class of their'stocki and. the Percheron So- ciety of Canada, and the Lethb'ridge Board for the fine futurity prizes.. D. E. Black of Calgary presented two of the cups and Porte Markle of Winnipeg the others. The event is looked upon as one of the iinost important'in ttie livestocrf circles of Canatia, and it, has proven one of-the biggest-attractions ai.thb fair. It was judged lasf'year at Win nipeg. Loss Placed at Fire 'Fighting Apparatus to Save the Plant WAREHOUSE WAS SAVED Magrath, July The nill and elevator-of the-Ellison Mill- ni, hcie it, a total oss this morning as-a result of a Ire which broke out last night .at 2.30. The loss is'placed The warehouse of the company, which was somewhat removed from tho mill elevator, saved' by good work by citizens" of the town. Twenty-two thousand bushels of grain were consumed. The mill, which was.built in 1005, was of 150 barrel capacity, and the elevator had a capacity of about 090 bushels. It, w'as .one pi .the three mills of the company-, the others be- ing ,-it' and Lcthbrldge. the fire started no cue The town is without a fire, brigade, and the truth of ihe matter ,'is that few people about 'the blaze until they began to stir about morning, and, the smouldering ULSTERMBN READY Belfast, Ireland, July preparations have been made for a big celebration on Mon- day, the "Glorious Twelfth." TJie Ulster volunteers are tak- ing every precaution for the safety of the celebrants. Tlie Dorset Regiment has returned to Belfast. Additional police. are being added to the country forces very quietly. .j Saturday night. Hoports from the 'stricken camp Indicate that, thoiig.li 'there may bo no immediato need of rolifef, that contingency being looked after by the committee in TRO there, there be great dls tress in'the future, and money will be badly heeded. The fund today stands; Previously acknowledged another Allan liner on Mo arrival of JZJ.-L. Kimball tho Sicilian bore. Tho mark set Is 10.00 statements. Norris Hopeful message, from T. C. Norris, tlio Liberal lender, in which he predicts published this morning 'In my says he, "there can -now be no doubt about the result of UIR election, provided the polls are protected, and your vote is got out. Detectives at Work Under the heading: "'Lifting the lid on hidden the Free. Press morning asserts that "a number of the ablest men in the detective pro- fession on this continent have been in Winnipeg' several months. They brought .hero by the executive committee of the Liberal party detectives, it is .asserted, have made dally reports, and all but one are still "working1 hero.-'The one left'yesterday, It' !s stated, nfid'somo of .his .alleged, experiences are report- Scientific methods used to tlie limit The expert, jt.ls bcoamo fore mary moic dftys 1 hied, ered Tbn.t. the Canadian Pacific Railway is doing 'something that will be a great help to Lethkridge .and the Crow's Nest Pass, was the informa- tion gathered from Superintendent Cameron of the C.P.R., who isMn, the city today, 'To help Mr. Cameron, "tlie'company is using a mue'i larger percentage of steam: coal its Manitoba ..and Saskatchewan lime than heretofore.: .Usually, Pitts burg coal Is used'.exclusively as tar west as Moose Ja'w, but. to make work, m the we are shipping to oui solves 1-100 tons of steam coal daily from the Pass camps for use on Mani- toba and Saskatchewan lines. This is tlie first tiinft this has ever 'been done. Superintendent Cameron stated also that the looked .tor a heavy fill and lutei in tho coal business Tho mine .operators.aro of same opinion, and all-inliies in the Pass, though they aro shipping very little as yet, aro ordering rears hbavfty. The I Krafchcnko's and (Wi A. P. Stait Winnipeg, Itfan., July 9. John Krafchenko, convicted murderer, was hanged at this morning in tho provincial jail. He died as he hail lived, a man of iron nerves; and went to his death unflinching. He main- tained hia innocence to the last. COULD HAVE ESCAPED There was no bravado, however', but a steady courage, for John Kraf- chehkf died penitent. In token of his penitence he proved to bis spiritual adviser, Rev. Bertal Heeney, during the silent watches o! last night, thai; had he wished he could have left his cblK could have broken out as he had. out of .the "old kitchen" a'hd a bent and battered old spoon, a engraved with an "S" was the. sim- ple implement.he used to. pick the massive lock of his cell before; the eyes of 'the astonished. clergyman. STAYED.'TO DIE 'That was the. last filial proof, though I did not need it said Mr Heenev. "that John Kralchenkb'dietl Christian if there'was ever cncj believing in God. He-could have got had he but tie "stayed to face the end regretting the pditi he .had caused others and willing to paj the penaltj ALL -Mi lleenej entered Krafchenko's cell at 11 o clock. iast night and tHhraghout tlie he and the prisoner hour, nou "VIr Keener now KrafchenVo supplicating the Almightj four o clock ever, Krafchenko suddenly stood up from on which they were then sitting. Holding his'hands level with his shoulders, he every, muscle tense, and his face reddening with.the strain COLLAPSED UNCONSCIOUS Listen." lie said, aad for four full minutes he stood, braced and taut. word was blurt- ed out' and John Kiafchenko col- lapsed unconscious on his prison bed. From that moment up to within ten minutes of his execution, he remain- ed unconscious, Dr. Carscallun, and several guards called by Mr. Hecncy, attending him. CONSCIOUS 10'MINUTES He recovered consciousnesi about BUS. At he was brought from his cell to .Hie .place of. execution, at- tended by two guards. He mounted ithe twenty or so steps to the scaf- fold, and half way up he sadly smiled, and murmured -to one of the guards that lie did not feel very He took his place on the drop, then with an old tion, threw back his head to send tho long hair back from his eyes. In a moment the. black cap was on and the. noose adjusted. Mr..1-Heeney; began to recite the Lord's prayer, and within a few brief. seconds and while the clergyman's, lips .were still moving in prayer, Arthur ;Ellis sud- denly threw over the the drop was .sprung and John Krafchenko died. IN 11. MINUTES There was no' unseemly hitch, no prolonging of Hhc proceedings. It was a merciful death and no quiver or mot on showed of life 1 let en minutes afterward -the body was cub down and the coroner's jury asscm viewed the remains, and deliv- their verdict. 1IOUTRS SLNT And as'they left the room, a jailer 'quietly entered and placed a few tall white lilies, sent by some anonymous friend, beside' the body The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon, to Brookside cehieterv. Rev. Mr. Heenev will con- duct dm service ami defray all ex- penses. PhAUlM T VS1 It was only, in t-he last ten days of life that Krafchenko showed any penitence for his long career of crime. While expressing sympathy for his untimely end, Mr. Heeney stated his conviction had J.ohn Kraf- escaped; he would have again taken up Ins criminal out that ten 'lots ago he underwent a change, and thoroughly repented. WR01F TO 'UI'L Mr Ueeney went to his cell letter -'from dunig the lost night he carried mines should bo running full blast night the prisoner wiotc a (lonlinuod on Page ;