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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta ff At 1 f f 1 The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL: tETHBRIDGC, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, IW9. NO. III. CLEVERVILLE11 NOW HAS GAS FREIGHT LEFT TRACK ENGINEER INJURED A freight train left the track at Lundbreck late last night and traffic was blocked for some hours. Engineer Johns was injured but no particulars of the accident can be secured. Johns was taken to the Mac- leod hospital. Struck On a Farm While Boring For Water Gas haa bean struck at Cleverville, atoovt nine miles north of Cancan- jray, N. G. Clever was in the city yesterday evening and brought news of how it -happened. When boring for water on the farm of Stephen Fate, it was noticed that there was a draught.- tion of what was coming out o? the hole was discovered when one of the men struck a match to light his pipe- Tin gias was ignited and the man wat severely burned about the hands and face and will be laid up for some time. well is on a hill and had teen bored'" to a depth of one hundred and sixty feet. The burning gas can be seen .at a distance of ten miles at night and was 'burning when Mr. Clever left. All drilling- opera- tions have been suspended to await The hole is nine inches in diameter and the gjas pressure enough to force -it out from six to eight feet. One Man Killed Two Injured Winnipeg, Man.. July One man killed and two others were serioua.y injured in an accident which occurred tonight on the transcontinental rail- way in the vicinity of the Grand Pacific shops, now in the course of erection. The men were en- gaged on the building of .the and their names are believed have PUT IN SELF DEFENSE Barrett, The Prisoner Murderer, Hanged At Edmonton COLLEGE MEN BUY WHEAT LAND LOTS OF PLOWING OUTFITS AT WORK IN HE CLARESHOLM DISRICT been Constantine Stengto, Ochiski and James -McLeod. The three' men with a companion -had at the time of the accident sought shel- ter- from 'tbe rain beneath a gravel train which they believed would re- main stationary lor some time. "Un- happily this proved not to be the case as the engine which was attach- ed suddenly starfed the train at a speed which gave the men no time to escape from their dangerous position. One .man was knocked down on the rails and the wheels of -the heavy Car passed over his thighs, causing com- pound fractures of both limbs, and inflicting injuries which proved fatal. Another -had a foot and hand smash- ed and lost two fingers while ttoe third received received an 'injury to a foot and bruise on the neck. Tha fourth man effected his escepe and ran for assistance. The men were conveyed to the general hospital In ambulances. Michael Omchiski died shortly after. three this learn- ing. The injured men wertt resting comfortably this morning. Claresholm, July Tavell who lives about five miles south of Claresholm, has 140 acres of fall wheat over four feet pretty even all headed out% Some of this waa sowed after he threshed last fall. His spring wheat is also fine and is be- ginning to head. x The townsite of Barons will be auc- tioned off at Carmangay on July 20. Barons is about nine miles south of Carmangay on the new C. P. R. line to Lethbridge. The, townsite of Noble will be on shortly but, handled privately. Noble is about eight miles south of Barons and twenty-two miles from Milnes and Noble, of Claresholm; have had five gasoline and ten steam plowing outfits breaking prairie and plowing summVer fallow. All the steam outfits have been breaking sod and will during the season break about forjfilnes and Noble and about acres summer fallow by the gasoline outfits. .This makes a total of Drills will com- mence seeding about July 19 and pro- bably acres will be sown to fall wheat. :The balance will be sown to spring grain. This year this firm have between and acres in crop. Their crop is all looking fine. The fall wheat is headed out arid the heads are showing in the spring wheat. The oats are also looking fine Milnes and Noble act aa managers for tother owners besides cropping their own. Profe'saors Stevenson and Coover, of the" Ames Agricultural College, were at Glaresholni a few weeks ago and carefully examined the soil, both topsoil and subsoil, and other conditions generally. As an evidence of their faith in the country they" bought eight hundred acres of an improved farm and made a cash .pay meht of five thousand dollars. These -5. men. surely have faith in Sunny Southern Alberta and in Milnes and of Clareaholm, whom they have asked to be their agents here. who lives about five miles east of Claresholm, has about 400 acres under crop, mostly spring wheat, which is a good one. His fall wheat is headed out. His oats are .excellent and will yield about sixty bushels to the acre. His crop got no hail but plenty of rain. Alex. Stevenson, who lives about five miles south west of Claresholm, has about eighty acres of spring wheat headed out last week and about thirty inches high. Oats in that sec- tion are a good crop. Wild hay is a good crop. A considerable amount of breaking has been done this year. R. Coulter has broken about eighty- five acres with horses. Several steam outfits have been breaking in 'lhat neighborhood. Major G. H. Schoof, who lives sev- en miles east of Claresholm, has three hundred and thirty-five acres, chief- ly wheat. He says he never saw a better crop of spring wheat than his crop this year, Everything points toward? a bountiful harvest. We do not need another drop of rain bffore harvest. WERE AFRAID TO SHOOT BANDITS White Man And a Negro HadfThem At Their Mercy Calgary, Alta., July the banditg who held up the ,C. P. R. transcontinental train at Ducks, B. C., a few weeks ago will never be captured is the opinion of the Cal- gary Mounted Policemen who were sent down to join in the man hunt, but who returned here yesterday af- ter a fruitless chase through the mountains. They are also of the opinion that the man who shot Con- stable Decker at Ashcroft made his escape over the boundary line, on the same night that he shot the offi- cer, and that his means of escape was by jumping on a fast freight which pased along the tracks soon after the shooting occurred. Although practically all hope of securing the bandits in British Co- lumbia, has been abandoned, detec- tives are still at work. The Calgary police say that through Jbeing paralyzed with fright, two white men and a negro the chance of capturing the slayer of Officer Decker. These two men were fishing within .ten feet of the place where he was shot and although the murderer was armed only .-with a shot gun and Decker's loaded car- bine wag, lying within six of them after the desperado had be- gun to climb up the steep bank, they did not attempt to shoot. Edmonton, Alta., July ing his innocence to the last, and contending from the door of the scaffold which was to launch him into eternity that he had killed Dep- uty Warden Stedman of the Alberta penitentiary in self defence, Gary R. -Barrett, wlas this morning hanged in the corridor of the prison. There "was present at the --executipn only the coroner's jury, doctors and repre- sentatives of the press. The .trap was sprung promptly at 6.44, but it was something over fifteen minutes before Doctors Blais, Forin and His- lop, who were in attendance pro- nounced life extinct. When the body was cut down it was found that the noose had not been properly affixed and. as a result had slipped, result- ing iu strangulation, although physicians in attendance stated that the of the neck was slightly dislocated. j When asked if he had anything to j say Barrett replied: "Yes, I would like to state just _ how it happened Gentlemen, I am going to be hanged but I killed the deputy warden in self defence. Had I not done so my flesh would not now be the food for vultures." Here he was interrupted by Sheriff Robertson, who "told him that he must be brief. Barrett then started in to speak again, evidently with the intention of denouncing the members of the Masonic Order, o which he is a member for not treating him right, as he considered. His cut however .and the priest commenced reading the Lord's Prayer. At "the conclusion of the execution the Coroner's Jury rendered its us .ual rverdict after which the body was turned over to the executed inan's son and will be conveyed to Butte Montana, by him for burial. Barrett's son requested permission to be pres- ent at the execution, hut was re- fused. Barrett, with his arms bound to his sides, was brought from his cell, which he has occupied since his con- viction the murder through the main corridor to the point where he was to pay the penalty of a crime which has racked Alberta .and the entire West as being one of "the most foul in the history of Canada. As he passed through the corridor, Bar- rett, who was preceded by Guard Schell, of the penitentiary staff, Hangman Holmes, of Regina, and followed by Father Des Marisens, bowed and smiled to the waiting spectators. He did not speak, how- ever, but with a steady step mount- ed the scaffold, without exhibiting the least tremor or excitement: CHOSEN CHANCELLOR OF GERMAN PEOPLE Berlin, July Von Bethmann Holweg was today appointed Chancellor of the Empire in succession to Prince Von Buelow. NAVIGATION ON HUDSON BAY Port NeUon a Betttr Port than Fort Churchill FIRE AT CARMAN, MAN. A fire which started in John net's livery stable at Carman early this morning destroyed that build- ing together w'ilh thje Honeywell block and the old Methodist parson- age. Loss In some parts of the Claresholm. dis- trict the country is like an old set- tled district for there is very little land left and many of the settlers have sold what cattle they have had. James Price, buyer for the J. Gain- er Co. of. Strathcona, has been in Claresholm district for a few. days buying hogs. The farmers have re- ceived six cents per pound, which ought to be a good encouragement for the settlers to go into the hog raising business. At present Claresholm has four ele- vators, the Alberta Grain Co., Al- berta Pacific Grain Co., Claresh'ofm Lumber and Grain Co., and the couTer Milling Co., and at times they were til full of grain, besides many farmers shipped carloads independ- ently. Another will be built this fall and possibly more than one. Last winter there were two banks, the Commerce and the Union. A few afo the Dominion Bank a branch here. They will busy eaabing grain when market day comes after harvest. SUICIDE IN MANITOBA John. Griffith, a farmer living fif- teen miles west of Beloralne, Man., wai found dead in an old unused sta- ble on his farm. He had cut -'his throat with- a razor. Aberration of iclnd was the cause. Fire Bug Busy At Innisfail Innisfail, Alta., July after 3 o'clock this morning a fire was observed in town by Mr. Kemp from his bedroom. He immediately gave the alarm fire brigade turned out in quick order to Hiram ACcDermoti's jewelry store. The fire had gained such headway that it was impossible to do anything, but save the ad- joining buildings, the roof falling in shortly after the alarm, had been given. The building and stock are a total loss, with the exception of the valuable contents of a safe which has not been opened yet. It is not known how the fire started, but in- is suspected as a few hours earlier the Chinaman at the discovered that his place was afire. The fire just having been kind- lea he was able to put it out. It looks as if we had a fire bug. The burning of the Old Murray Hotel waa put down to incendiarism and when this human fiend is discovered he will receive short and quick hand- ling. Brandon, July letter receiv- ed here today from William Camp- bell, a-Hudson Bay official at Port Nelson, and for twenty-five years in the company's service in the far north, contains interesting nfonua- n. The letter, dated June 8th, says the ice of the Nelson River on May 24ti. The river did not freeze up last .-.fall till December 20th, navigation therefore, being: op- en nearly seven months of the year. Mr. Campbell stated that the govern- ment party was still at Port Nelson on 8th. On.- exploring the Nel- son in a Hudson Bay Company's boat they found deep water for many miles. They have decided that navi- gation is open at Nelson fully three months longer than at Port Church- 11. Tip to the date of writing, beau- if ull summer weather p revailed. ?here had been rain all spring and o night in the early June days. It gets dusk but not dark. The season has been a good one f or fuss, and sixteen hundred beaver skins were awaiting the arriva, of a boat from England with supplies to take away the fur cargo. ESCAPE FROM EDMONTON PEN Two Bad Characters Climb The Fence And Are Free WILL BUY A NEW FIRE ENGINE At a meeting of the Fire and Light Committee of the City Council this morning it was decided to recommend to the Council the purchase of a new- fire engine to replace the pres- ent one which is badly out of repair. The engine chosen was a -Waterous at a cost ot GILBERTSON GETS ONE YEAR Prefer Saloon To A Church ..Chicago, Ills., July one hundred yards of the grave of John Alexander Dowie, fifty Methodists will soon erect- a church in Zion City' to cost This is the first denomination to attack DowJeism in the city of its founder, and a figlit to the finish is expected. Overseer Voliva is said to have declared th.t he would rather have -in the sacred confines ,of Zion, City than a Methodist Church. One of Baby Lions Dead Calgary, one of the four baby lion cuba with the Al. G. Barnes show, born last Wednesday morning at Cal- gary, this morning about-six o'clock. Two more died before they left Calgary. They were Canada and Dominion. Le'thbridge is the only one left, and the keeper of the lions stated this.morning that.as long as it did not catch cold he would most likely live. R. Roohon of Fernie to in the city. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Luna Park, a pleasure resort at Main and Jefferson streets, Buffalo, was practically destroyed by fire. The loss -is put at W. S. Garrison, a fruit merchant, was fatally injured when the Grand Stand at the skating rink at Sum- merside. P. E. I., collapsed on the opening of the London show. About :hree hundred persons were precipi- tated to the floor_ and several were hurt. A man named J. 1-owery had his lead completely severed from his bo- dy by a C. N. Ry. shunting engine at Port Arthur. The deceased was ly- ng on the track asleep. Six hundred men and women left Toronto for" Winnipeg" to aeek home- steads in the West. They are from Western Ontario. The police and license commission- ers granted renewals for the current half year for only seven of the fifteen icenses held by hotels in Phoenix. B.'C., at present. The discontinuing of the licenses does into effect on Tuly 16th, with no provision for the disposing of the present stock of liquors on .hand or compensation for loss. Last Thursday T. Anderson, farm- er, ten mites north of was almost completely bunied out. The entire family was absent fromrhome. It is thought to have been incen- diary. The jury disagreed in the libel suit brought by W. H. Adcock against the Winnipeg Free Press. The case arose out of a statement published during the laat Dominion elections. Edmonton, July until mic night last, evening after fifteen hour of riding the country to the norl of the city, the posses of Mounte Police and penitentiary guards ha city, and the farmers are on .their guard. It is. believed that shoukl it happen that the negro evades cap- ture long enough to lay hands on a gun he will put up a desperate and will not allow hirnsflf to b t.iken alive. An Old Timer Passes Away FIGHTING AT TCHERAN Teheran, July thousand entered at 8 o'clock this morning gates. The, Cossacks occupied the central square and surrounding streest. The fighting started at onoe and is vig- orously progressing. The Shah is expected momentarily to take refuge in a foreign legation. This morning the death took placo of an old timer, John Jsmes Callahan at his residence on Pbrd St. west, at the age of fifty-eight years] Mr. Cal- lahan has been an invalid for seme time having suffered a stroke. The funeral service will take place from St. Patrick's church -tomorrow .morn- ing at ten o'clock. The deceasoci leaves a a grown up son and daughter and a son .about fifteen years of age. Mr. Callahnn had lived in Loth-i bridgv for over twenty years and un- til ho was seized with a paraKtio stroke fourteen or more years ago was an engineer on the A. R. F. Since then he conducted a small store in different parts of Round St. until the erection of the Bejrin Block latterly, next the Bentley storf Arrested On Serious Charge The Mounted Police have arrested a man named T. P. Loveton, of Coal- dale, at Coaldale, for carrying weap- ons with the avowed intention of shooting one Butters a fanner in that settlement. He appeared before Supt. Wilson and Insp. West this morning and was remanded until Monday to allow the prisoner to get evidence for the defence. Old Man From Bow Island Took Estray Animals NORTH WARD NEWS The water works department is putting an eight inch, main on Barnes Street. The pipes are already there, ready to be put in as soon as the ditch is finished. Mr. Ma calm, who has a large mis- sion, around Sundial present at the League last night, and gave a short address on the great need for missionaries in Canada. Dan Quig-ley, who has been living on Niven Street, has moved to Liv- ingstone's house near the mine. The man Gilbertson, of Bow Is- land, was sentenced to a yearV im- prisonment for appropriating estray animals. This is his second offence as he was let oS on suspended sen- tence last March for a similar offence. The prisoner is an old man over sixty years of age. There is. a great deal of this pick- ing up of stray animals and keeping' j them and the sentence given Gilbsrt- son should prove a lesson to others. No man has, any right to take a animal unless ifr is on his own premises and, then he has to adver- tise it in the official gazette. WILL SEE SEATTLE Ottawa, July Hopewell who leaves shortly to attend a con- vention of the Union of Canadian Municipalities, will bo 'to Seattle ad look into methods of Western-cit- ies for disposal of garbage and con- duct of civic abbatoirs. MARATHON CRAZY Calgary, July suffering from a mania in which thought he was a Marathon runner and dur- ing which time he ran from Edmon- ton to Fort Saskatchewan and a distance of forty miles, a youth named Galloway, .about 19 years of age, was brought down from the .cap- ital last night paralyzed in both legs and his mind completely unhinged. MINERS BACK Such Is The Report From Cape Breton Today Inverness, >T. S-, July jest of order prevails here today and at only one point; a Belgian district. were men interfered with going to vork. At that point women were nuch in evidence, but it is felt that WINTER WHEAT A FULL CROP IN THE WARNER ERAL ACCIDENTSr-A BUSY DISTRICT ng presence of the desired the military is hav- effect of preventing an outbreak, particularly in iielgian own. One Belgian was sent to the ounty jail this morning for assault- ng a miner and it is reported war- Warner, July are simply fine La all the Warner region. Win- ter wheat will be almost a full crop on and spring grain be better. One new elevator completed and an- other almost finished with rumors of :a third one. Their capacity will be none too great to care for the grain when threshing time comes. Leffingwell and Egan bought sever- al tracts of land at .the sale in Leth- bridge last week. The bridge gang commenced work on the coulee bridges east of town last week. This will not only be a good thing for the town 'but will be very highly appreciated by the many people east of here, who sometimes get stuck in the coulee mud. It is impossible to get out of sight and hearing- of the many steam and oil burning engines for many miles around town, all busily breaking up the soil, every acre of which, in the near future, wall be worth as much" as the highest priced land in Eastern, Canada or in the U: S. Taylor, by a misstep while working with the Hawkeye farm en- gine, breaking, cut Ms leg below the knee quite severely, laying him up for a few days. Mr. Wright, while working with Mr. ants are issued for a number of thers for carrying concealed wea- Oulman's plough, got caught under ons. Two hundred and twenty-one j the plough frame and was partly run men are at work, including twenty- I over. It was a close call, or a very ve members of the U.M.W.A., who i severe squeeze at least, have decided to quit the 'Messrs.' W. F. Grandyj A. Mc- Glace is quiet ['Paul; Jules Martin and Dr. Staller, t the Dominion Coal collieries to- j-of hera looking ay. There miners at work 'their., 'lands' aai-cJ o f course ncludirig a number of United Itfine imor'e of They are largely, interf brkers. Coal company's Solicitors jested -iff the -Hawkeye farm, 'owning re to take strike matter into court jalso large tracts besides, mi promise a surprise for the U.M. j Mr. Martin is so taken with the 1. leaders here. j country -that he is very -liable :to Glace Bay, July was re- I come a permanent resident. Mr. eived here today that quite upset j Faul camo back this- from' Seat- ome interested ;parties to the effect hat the Trades and Labor Congress f Canada, representing forty i.ho't- trades "unionists in direct aft! i Li- on with one hundred thousand ir- onists in the United States, had enr j about the biggest and best liv- orsed the United JVfino Workers in erJ barn in Southern Alberta, forty by one hundred feet and sixteen high, all concrete foundation. Car- tie, Spokane and 'Pastor Connors is' preacfcinjr ser- mons of !ate that are surely a'treat to all who hear him. Scarberry and Barker are building heir fight against the Dominion oal Company and the P. W. A. and cmamJod the withdrawal of the roops from the collieries. GETS GEM .HARVEST Dia- pc-uter Hanson is in, charge of the eon struction. Another fine residence in the north part of town, but we so far not met the owner. Fred LeffingweU is in charge with his crew of carpM- ters. So far as your correspondent has TO DlfQUSt ALL RED ROUTE London, Eng., July the Com- mons yesterday, Winiton Churchill intimated that an opportunity for an informal discussion of the all rod route might arise during the visit. of the colonial delegates to th? im- perial defence aonference. ermany Discovers Remarkable mond Harvest. Berlin, July Sscre-1 t.iry Dernburg ihf rmed ,1 deputn-i96611 Mr- Thompson' and Mr. Kiblu firm of of the Reichstag inave the champion in town. who on Hod up him to inquire re-1They are a as to what our gardinsr the discovered climate can do if it only has mor.d fit-'s i.i southwest Africa that fttir chancc- those were valued at Continuing, he explained tht- significance of his recently f coalition of the diamond in- SEVENTEEN LIVES Sydney, N. S. W., July 14.-The steamer Tafu came in today bringing tcrt-st.-' German Southwest Africa! five survivors of the Norwegian bark wns indicated by the fact that a re- presentative of the De Beers Com- pany, which controls the diamond Errol from Chimbote, April 1 for New Castle, N. 8. W.j that was wrecked i June 18, on Middleton reef. Seven- market, had offered to make recip-i teen members of the ship's company rocaf.selling agreement to ;keep up including Captain his wife the of diamonds. This was re- j and four children, loit their lives jt-cloJ by the Colonial -Secretary. when the ship was cast ;