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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LETHBRlDGt. ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 12, 1909. NO. in. FRENCH CHARLIE WAS NABBED HERE Man Who Escaped From Calgary Police Twenty Years Ago, Arrested Here By Chief Gillespie Chief Gilk-spit1 of the city police force, once more has demonstrated that he is one of the sharpest and best police officers in the country. On Saturday he had French .Charlie, a noted bad man of the early clays, ar- rested as being wanted for a burglary in Calgary twenty years ago. The chief had uot seen liim for over twenty years' and at that time he was just a beginner in police work. French Charlie has been giving Can- a wide berth since he escaped in July 1SS9. On the fifteenth of that mouth he was caught by Constable: Barker of the Calgary city police force in the act of burglarizing a store. He arid the policeman had a fierce fight but French Charlie got away .and was never seen since .in Canada. Three weeks ago he came to this city and Chief Gillespie thought he knew him but it took him about two weeks to place him. As soon as he felt. confident that he knew the man he wrote Chief English of Calgary, who was chief of the Calgary force at the time French Charlie was wanted. He gave the chief some marks by which to identify him. Constable Barker had one handcuff on him when French Charlie sudden- ly swung on him and gave him an awful crack over the head with the handcuff. He did not get away be- fore Barker had got out his chib and cut Charlie up badly over the head. There was a fierce fight but Charlie finally got away leaving Barker near- ly dead. He had the handcuffs, on him still. Chief English wrote Chief Gillespie, telling him that Charlie would prabably have the scars for the handcuffs and the cracks over the head. Chief Sure of His Man French Charlie kept himself quiet in the city but the chief kept scrut- inizing him every chance he had and finally on Saturday identified one of I the scars. He was then satisfied-that] he was the man and decided to ques- tion him. He sent Sergt. Edey to tell the fel- that he wanted to see him. The chief asked him if he was in Cal- gary in but he denied it. The chief in return said that he had seen him tlhere and knew he was there. Then the chief added, "You had a terrible fight' with a policeman there at that but he replied that he not but that it was another Frenchman, The chief would not accept this and said, "You are French to which the man assented and went on "Now, Pll tell you all about how it happened." "I was in a said French Charlie, "when this fellow Barker, was trying to make a rep. for, himself and we got into a bit of a mix-up and he got one hand-cuff on me. When we got into an alley, I just gave it to him with the handcuff." said the chief, "and he bat- ted you over the head with the club." "Sure he replied Charlie, "I'll just show you'Hihe and he took of his hat and showed them, "and showing his wrist, "is the mark of the handcuff. A well known man filod it off for V1 How He Escaped "I got away from he con- tinued, "and I'll tell you how. I got the handcuff filed off. and got away in womans clothes. I met a police officer on the bridge over the Elbow river when I was leaving the city to go to Billy Mitchell's place on the Elbow. The police officer thought I was a'lady and raised his hat to me. I got to Mitchell's place and from there I got finally to Dawsoo City, and from that, time have ibeen wandering around all over the states. 'The chief and Charlie talked over old times around Calgary and of the events of twenty years ago. Chief Gilespie asked French Char- lie why he came back here, _ but French Charlie thought it was safe enough and the chief agreed that like- ly most of the evidence against him was dead bat said he was still liable to be arrested. "Yes. I know that alright, but I guess it is all he replied. "I don't know about that. You can never said the chief as he let him go. Had Him Arrested After he had gone the chief de- tailed Sergt. Edey to keep an eye on him while he got into communication with Chief English to whom he told of French Charlie's admission. The Calgary chief said, "Arrest him and I'll make every effort to get, what evidence I can. I'll let you know as soon as possible. Hold him any- how." The chief then told Edey to arrest the man and he was locked up in the' city cells where he is pondering upon the dangers of getting under the eye uf police officers with such sharp eyes and tenacious memories. The Mitchell Gang The Herald asked Chief Gillespie about the Mitchell gang mentioned by French Charlie. "They were sup- .posed to be the gang which held up WALLS OF THE LYCEUM FELL BAD CATASTOOPHE AVERTED One Man Buried In Debris But Was Soon Rescued Army Suffers Heavily What was a very serious accident wall was resting on the earth, being weaken-the wall. F. W.'Brown, who been a catas- held up by braces placed asjua-l bad the building built, and L.M. John and what might have trophe took place :about eleven. side of it. The earth apparently ston. the owner, then made arrange- way and the wall bewail to meats with Mr. Woodyard for -brac- the braces. It buckled !ing ami supporting the wall, agree- over, covering up Jacobson, ing to pay for the Mr. Wood- burying in their fall one man named j who 'however was partly protected ly yard refused to assume any responsi- the Edmonton stasre about that said the chief, "and were a bad. gang o'clock this morning when tne walls of gun men. One of the bunch nam- of the .Lyceum Theatre collapsed, [ajad ed Clinker Scott wa-j found dead iu EXCELLENT CLARESHOl Farmers Jubilant Over Prospects For a Good in Sur- rounding Districts knocking in the wall 'the timbers that were carried down bility for tho wall. He told the Her the fall. aid that he never at any time con- j Arinv j ____ _; jr. Besides i (Special to the Herald.) Curesholm, July crops are excellent throughout the Claresholni District. There has been plenty of rain and the ground was never in better shape for the growing grain. There is not as much winter wheat as in other years but where there is winter wheat'it is looking fine. The prospect for spring wheat is tho finest j ever. The winter wheat is headed out and the spring wheat is.beginning toj ,w C." Gait'coal agent at spring wheat is in shot blade. There "has been no damage by hail his place. The'- hail storm last, week only affected about four farmers. In' one section the hail only Hit three qu-arters. No Hai! Here 'Another settler who lives about ten' miles east of Claresholni reports no hail whatever in his district and the crops-are fine and dandy. He lias. his shack lying across the table-. The Setback Eibow'and tt wisp the BalvatIon The cause of the accident is the sirred the wall a safe fell out over! giving several other people nar- Qf .m up the vertcal braces, he had acres m 'row escapes from serious if not fatal J wftU WM That is, holes looking hue. They Miller Sons, who live about thir- in the earth about three! this year about acres miies feast Of. Claresholm. have supposed that the gan, the- spoils and that Scott was shot bv them." show some heads. Clarcsholm. has sold 40 cars of coal Milnes -and Noble have over i to stearil piows -up to j-jy I0th> Plow- this year It is aUj J m l t crop I injury-. ions, inch wall up into The chief related how he, 'then a constable in the R. N. W. JF. awl. had practically no were Workmen were at work on the ex- (foundation. The north wall was a" feet in. a heavy sill was pur, in and half of which will be seeded to hundred acres of spring wheat wall and the two timbers placed on these and rest force cavation for the new Burns Block j thirteen-inch hollow haT arrested Billy lead- which is alongside the south side oijroof was not anchored to the walls, 'ing at the other 'end on posts er of the "ang, 'for shooting at one the Lyceum. Suddenly the wall slidjThe excavation work for the Burns '_ outside. The south wall was alright another of the gang. catching Jacobson, who was.iblock the support of earth'when Architect Macdonald examined Bean, had a sun on him but the chief cov- workicg in the trench. j which at this point was quite light, 'it this morning j Building Inspector Acted When the excavation was started building inspector ICroamg- called the 'Herald can get it looks as if the two i >j_ Q._ Hall has been drilling wells in the Claresholm dis- Kindly Act to walls went down together. The fact noticed the wall vibrating before it fell ''would indicate that the north wall Jwas aiTected at that time. Then the ered him first and he gave in. At the Rescue Work The hold-up was never brought j in a few minutes many willing home to the Mitchell gang who were j hands, including the fire brigade, a. notoriously bad gang. They had (were immediately on the scene. :attention of foreman" Woodyand their headquarters about twelve miles lit was notyknown whether the buried ;tne fact ttat tne excavation .would that Mrs. -Thompson out of Calgary on the Elbow. iman was dead or alive, although- French Charlie says that he thinks j Foreman .Woodyard assured the peo- j Mitchell and Bean are both in the i pie that there was only one man -bur- j Yukon now. led. Capt. Faulds, Lieut. Hardy of I Chiei Gillespie is to be congratulat-i the fire brigade, Capt. Adams of the Salvation Army and E. N. j among others who were ready to as- j sist, worked heroically though, in. im- a fellow for twenty years. The "anaer of the rest of stable who.had the fight with Ith6. French Charlie'is- dead, but that secmed berta Red and the balance left for j will be heading out this week spring grain. J.They are just delivering bushels T C. 'Milnes has just returned from i of last year's erop in Claresholm' a trip of .over a hundred miles and j per bushel. They have one of reports the crops all along the road j -the finest flowing wells in Alberta Both Walls Fell Together j are now about the finest he ever "saw yielding 32 1-2 gallons of good .soft From the best information that the j for this time of year. water per minute 174 feet deep 1 Claresholm is a busy growing town. On. a Saturday afternoon the street in lined with farmers comine 'to town this season tnct. He as f t tQ to get their mail and do their trading water at AIVHJ r jju_ _a___ All the wells give. sre. plenty of water, the hole being ed on making such an arrest. It is no small thing-for a young fellow as the chief was then, to remember The con-; m'inent Ol having fall on them. In a few min- of the C P. R. I fact that the roof did not fall out-j 3ix inciies in diameter. -Some of the side the building -at all would show ;that the two walls went down prac- jtically together, the north wall .was weak and It was known that had are others who may be.-able "to recall; the evidence they-could have at the- time. This morning French Charlie was brought up. before Mag- and remanded for they reached the man found that he was conscious and with them, giving them di- roctions to assist Vancouver, B. 10.-la con- been still further weakened by mak- nection with the hol-d-up of train ing an extra exit. When asked about the condition of the building, building inspector Kron- ing said that he had warned the man resulted in. the i ager that the building was not safe. 1 ke hours to the 9_ nigW. Qf 21> on account of which. Constable Deck- Qf ing a police officer in Calgary in July, 1SS9. One foot was caught so as to I the release slow work 1 j was lifted orut. He came.-out snxil- j ing and was able to- walk without as- him Canadian Pacific Railway Company I He also showed the Herald the let- placing with the Eoyal Trust Com- i tors, he had writ.txax. On July- 5 he the sum of S2..000 Manager May with a notice MEN OUT AT INVERNESS TOO to be used in connection w th the ed- jthat the building had become danger- ucation- of Constable Decker's son. to the public safety and.further sistance. He showed little effect of ..Th.g n Qn part of ,tne he was required to repair or re- .----M.I.. .KA.TUT -r purely voluntary such defects or imperfections his terrible- there way two.cuts- forehead, one of apart from ;he reward ;within five davs .after receiving the Both farmers and 'business men are happy in the proe- pect a bumper crop, and -a .pros- perous fall and winter. Rev. T. C. Buchanan was a visitor in Claresholm last Saturday, but left in the evening for Stavely to at- tend the'opening services of the'new Metftiodist church at that" thriving' town. On Saturday afternoon our soldier boys came up the road from Macleod le camp of the 33rd Alberta Rangers. Labor Trouble in Cape Breton Is Spreading Inverness, town has asked. B-, July for military in preserving tie peace and- the request has been complied with. On Saturday work stopped in the mines at two o'clock in the afternoon, and at that hour the men begaa coming out. .The conduct was unruly, espec- ially on the part of t3ie women, to prevent others front-going to work. Glace Bay, N. S-, Jaly first encounter between soldiers and citizens took place last night art No. 1 colliery, according to a statement which was quite deep. He complain- ed of a pain in his chest- also. Amid the cheers of the hundreds of people who had to the scene, .he was assisted up the bank- The am- bulance ..had been sent for but when it came Jacobson was not in sight and some -one sent the ambulance back. Tbe man was in the work- men's shack waiting for the ambu- lance and -when it went F. A. Max- well took 'him' to the Gait Hospital m his autromob le and saw to it that he was attended to. Dr. Galbrait-h was tended to' the man's fears that he is n'ered. The reward remains-as before. jnotice. He also served him with i another notice that the building iivas unsafe and in danger of falling down and endangering the lives of ci- It'izens and further -that he was re- quired to put the building in a safe [condition or demolish it. TO GO TO THE Esquimax Lad To Fault in the Building 'On. Saturday, an arrangement -was York, July Wallace ''reached by which the Bums Co. was disconten'ted and homesick Es- to excavate and build the wall fifteen. sailed today for .'feet at a time. Tb-is morning when Greenland to rejoin his own jtnat was not being done, the fcuild- Ipeople, issued a farewell, statement i inspector wounds. seriously and at- in which he declared upon was taking steps to .the by-law complied with when n- reaching his destination he will or- the accident occurred, gariize an expedition, of natives and -start with them in search of the pole He believes that he can succeed where jured as Vis skull may be fractured and he may have suffered internal in-. juries. A Narrow Escape men miicv.. I-with him today a set of scientific The wnole of the central part o< '-gtruraents, the gift of MerxJs the theatre fell in. At the time .Mrs. WMch he hopes to use im bos Thompson of the C. W. Parker Shows was playing the piano at the stage, Dawsoa. May, manager of tbe was nearby, as were also one or two others. Mrs. Thompson noticed the top of tSie south wall vibrating1 and all immediately rushed" out of the building by the exit on the north, side. They were hardly out before the crash came. Outside the exoava- tors were working, Jacobson the time foreman In the meen- 1 had been or- of the company's officials, a work- j trench. Foreman Woodyard was man who was entering the gate after j talking a Herald reporter about dark was challenged by the sentry, the very wall that fell when he He-did not halt when requested and sound of tbe falling and the. sentry raised the rifle, the point'the wall coming down. He made a entering the workman's breast. -The race to get his men out of man's comrades ran away and left J and an got away but .Tacobson, The hiir. lying on the ground. He was j _ not seriously injured; NEW TOWN WILL BE NAMED The 0. W. Kerr Co. has de- cided to name the new town- site at Chin Siding nfter Vice President Owen, of the -com- who made the bid that secured the property. The town of Owen should be food. dered to put in cement wall instead of brick and was this nioming prd- iceeding on the new plans. i Under the circumstances -rt is .hard to place all the blame, anywhere. If tbe building bad been properly -built it would not have occurred and if tne [-requirements oi the bufflcEing inspec- tor had been complied with, it might not have happened. AS it was it is a very fortunate thing tbat it occur- red when it dW and not. at night when the building -would have been full of people. The Salvation Arniy Barracks has suffered serious -damage -as the entire of the -back part of the building will have to be replaced, the half of it being knocked in already. Seventeen were put in the wounds on Jaoobson's head and his fskull is fractured. wells will yield .an unlimited supply. Most all are soft water. T. P. Mosley, who lives 3 1-2 miles east of Claresholm; has 200 acres of spring wheat and about 50 acres of winter wheat. Alia good crop.. The v fall wheat is headed the sprang wheat heading. There, has been no sign of hail yet atj retuming his place. C. E. lives about seven1. One of the G. P. E. land officiate miles out to the. northeast of .Clares-; arrived at Glaresholm on Saturday holm reports -the crops are good. The! and drove east on a trip of inspec- f all. wheat-, is headed out and tihej ,tion- of conditions in that district." Star Line District In the Star line School District, the crops are excellent. The spring wheat looks good and is in .the shot iblade. Oats will be a good crop. Many of the fanners have their whole acreage broken. Mariy who have broken, land this year will seed ft all ..to "winter Seed 'wheat .is scarce .and some want- as high as for good clean seed. But it-is expected that there will-be enough seed for every- one. Elinor The crops here are fine. The spring wheat is looking good and is in the boot getting ready, to head The oata are'fine, a rank growth. There is, no wild hay to speak of for the land is all broken up. There has been neat- ly as much broken this year as in the last four years altogether. Crops Good at LitiU Bow W. M. Parker has 100 acres of spring wheat just coming into head. The crops in the district twenty es northeast of Claresholm are. He is very sick y known wh< he is internally injrmefl 'Or not. COURT With Appeal in Cards ton Liquor Case 1 .f or the So- League and cial and Moral counsel for the respondent in the appeal of the LetKbridge Brewing Malting Limited, appel- lants, against JL P. Low, license in- spector for Ctxdston respondent, on Saturday last obtained from Chief Jusuce .Sifion -at the 'Court House in Calgary a rule nisi directed to His Judge Winter' -of7 the District Court letunKLble the Supreme did. ter. They could hardly be ?any 'bet- Mr. Parker who has been here for six years has never seen smsh good crops as we have this year.: Carmangay Happy The crops here are fine. There lias. en harrc a% Edmonton on the j been no damage from-hail.at Carman- 21st 'September ior an order for a gay. The hail started about four writ -of prohibition to prevent the es south of Carmangay and District Court Judge qtrashing the i towards Keho lakes. A few parts conriction made 2. W. Jacobs and 'totally destroyed hut the total John Holmes, two Justices of the-! is not large. the b'fewmg- company: This town starred less than sixty Fears Uprising of the Indians Victoria, B. C., July A. E. Green, inspector of Indian Schools who arrived here today, says resi- dents in the regard the -discontent of the five hundred Tn- hians in the river villages as likely to cause trouble when the river navi- gation ends and the majority are pre- paring to send their women and chil- dren out. TELEGRAPHIC An-.adee Perras, a young Frenchman went bathing in River, at Win- nipeg, got beyond his depth, and was drowned. Perry Creek, at Sioux City. Iowa, overflowed its banks and houses Are badly flooded. People are being ken to places of safety. Robert an Ottawa street railway conductor, hanged -himself in a freight car. He was thirty-four years oM ami had been drinking of Iftte. GREATEST SALE OF LANDS EVER HELD IN CANADA f for Equors to one Lee Stod-! cays ago and there are now about fhV stnd it is not -dennitelv known whetn- _ i dard at Cardston contrary to section, ty buildings, three general stores, two- 80 of the Liquor License Ordinance, j hardwares, a building for 'the The rale rnsi -alleges that the Dis-j Canadian Bank of .Commerce, five trict Ourt Judge had no jurisdiction restaurants, ;a blacksmith shop, a to enter the appeal or make any aci- j harness shap and residences and other Amourit Of Money Realized At Week's Sale Will Total Nearly Two Million Dollars in the matter. Big Ciean-Up At Winnipeg The greatest public sale of agricul- tural lands ever heid in Canada and probably in America was concluded largest buyers. The former deposited, In closing the sale, Auctioneer T. C a cheque with Inspector In- gram for him to cheque off his on Saturday afternoon. In all 8561 deposits. He had another as big with parcels of land, something over could not get enough land, acres in all, were sold for a sum totalling between and It was by far the greatest ever -held in Canada, and even at that it was not half big enough. The dealers had money with them to have bought 90 quarters, to use up the first. Satisfied with Sale The universal expression regarding the sale was one of perfect satisfac- tion. Inspector Ingram and Auction- eer Norris complimented the buyers on the agreeable and 'businesslike way two or. three times as much as they i in which they did business, while T. did and were anxious to do so. The; S. McKenzic voiced the sentiments 0. W. Kerr Co. bought ninety quar- of the buyers when at the close of tors. The Alberta Securities, Limited, the sale he remarked upon the abso- thirty-one quarters. The F. E. i lute fairness and agreeableness of the the managers of the sale. This state- Mason Land Co. bought a great many ruarters. E. B. Tainter and W, F. Annable, of Taber, were among the ment was received with hearty cheers by the buyers. Noiris mentioned tbat the sale had been the largest sale of agricultural lands ever held in Canada, if not on the cont-ment. The peopfe of Lethbridge and district are at the top of the list. He was glad to see that the people both of the district and outside were beginning to real- ize the real value of the lands in Southern Alberta. After remarking that he had never done business in all the sales he had conducted more agreeable, and business "like men c assured them that they who were handling the sale appreciated it very much. He advised the dealers and th? city to use the sale to do some -udicious (Continued on Back Winnipcg. Man., July ev- ery light was burning and the houses filled with visitors, mostly from cbun try points, the police raided the hou- ses of ill-fame on Street last night and rounded up thirty-six women of the .under-workl. The first raided was under strong police guard and as each succeeding; houce was visited the inmates were and thrust inside the first one taken. until every house had been cleared out. The women were then convey- ed to the police station. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS The G. T. .R. freight sheds at Brockville were badly gutted -by fire. The C.P.R. earnings the first week in July show an increase of The Grand Trunk the same week in- creased compared with last year. buildings. The sale of the townsite comes off on Jaly 20th. The com- pany have already iput an upset bid of on two corner lots facing the main business street. SECOND TUNNEL AT WINDSOR Rumor Credits Grand Trunk With Planning Way Under Detroit River July construc- tion of another tunnel under the Detroit River is anticipated by rail- waymen -who profess to know some- thing of the plans of tiie Grand Trunk. While some of the officials of the railway deny that any such plans exist, others predict that it will not be more than a year or two at most before something of the kind is undertaken. Following the re- cent visit of Grand Trunk engineers to Windsor, there are stories of -earlv antivity on the part of the It is significant that the machin- ery used on (the Michigan Central tunnel is not being shipped airajr as the work approaches but is being heM here in utorage. ;