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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. II. LETHBRIOGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1909. NO. 112. THAW USED A DOG WHIP ON GIRLS Astounding Tale Told In Court By a Woman WORLD'S AEROPLANE RECORD BROKEN Washington, July world's aeroplane record for two men as to both time and distance was broken this even- ing in a beautiful flight of one hour and twelve 'minutes and forty seconds, upwards of 50 miles and at a speed averaging about 40 miles an hour by Or- ville Wright at Fort 'Meyer, with Lieut. Frank P. Lahm, of the Arrny Signal Corps as pas- senger. The former record was made last year by his brother Wilbur in France. White Plains, N. Y-, July ry K. Thaw sat in- the Supreme Court here today and heard a woman's tes- timony that made his pallid face flush. He saw- a pearl handled dog whip exhibited and he heard the wit- ness swear that she had seen him wield it on the bare flesh of young girls. The prisoner's wife, Evelyn Nesbit was in the court and to most of the testimony which was of such a nature that Jus- tie proceeded his presentation with the warning that "No woman should stay in the court room unless she is- willing to hear everything." The witiir-si %vas Miss Susan Merrill, about 33 years old and she opened ai new chapter-in the life of Stanford j OPENED NEW BAPTIST CHURCH Fine Edifice Possessed By the Baptists Of Blair- more MANY CIVIC PROBLEMS DISCUSSED AT THE HAT Questions Of Municipal Accounting and Finance Cause Con- siderable Utilities TORONTO CONTROLLER TO ADDRESS CLUB greater advantage, with less delay Aid. McMillan thought that before !and command higher prices. it was sent to the provincial unions, made dear wbat (Special to the Herald) Medicine Hat, -July people of Medicine Hat certainly know how to entertain conventions. The Union of Canadian Municipalities had the time of their yves during their two ;it snoulci clays' convention in this city. Xoth- :port means. The name of the ing was left undone that could have Port should be changed. been done. The old time Western en- Lieut.-Gov. Bulyea offered a sugges- i banks. tertainment in the form of a bucking jtion as to the name, which was should sell often but not too contest was given. They were enter- i opted, signifying-that the aim is Once a year is about right, tained to a professional baseball i form results rather than a system, game to show that the smaller west- j Controller Harrison of Toronto re- ern cities are ahead of the', eastern marked that the convention was thought it should be first submitted ed States. If the Canadian mun ci- to the provincial unions. jpalities would cooperate they could] Mayor Hunter of Regina agreed their loans on the market to with this idea. Another problem is to wheth- er it is better to sell the municipal stocks at once or to hold them to use as collateral, for loans from the J. J. Ward, controller, of To- ronto and president of the Un- ion of Canadian Municipali- ties, has consented to atop- off on his way back from the coast and address the Canad- ian Club on the subject of the Board of Control in Municipal Government. He does not know exactly what day he can be here but it will be about a week hence. The date- will be known in a day or two. White's slayer. She testified of al- leged acts of his bet-ween the years of 1902 and 1905, when he was a young bachelor about New York, before the tragedy on the Madison Square Eoof Garden. Summarized, her testimony was that during the three years named kept in succession two New York lodging houses, where Thaw rertted rooms under assumed names and to which he brought at various more than two-hundred girls. After Thaw's imprisonment she said ahv paid these women at least. 000 as the price of their silence and (Special to the Herald.) Blairmore, July new tral Baptist church was opened Sun- day morning at 11 a.m. Mr. McLau- rin, the Baptist Field and Missionary Superintendent gave the opening ad- dress giving facts and figures. The church has been built at a cost of about twenty-three hundred dollars, one thousand being raised by local subscription, one thousand being rais- ed by a mortgage, the balance, about three hundred and twenty-five dol- lars-, they hoped to raise during the open ing Sunday and Mon- places of the same size. The whole ;hardly in a position to ask the gov- The city of Winnipeg had 'been issu- j ing stocks and debentures but had j kept them to use as collateral for! SCHOOL BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT BLACK HAND FRIGHTENS MICHEL Threatening Letters Received By Five Italians loans until they- had accumulated to I city was decorated, each place vying leraments to adopt the report making ja larffe amount. They -had .nillj to'beat the others. A conspicuous obligatory on municipalities toad- changed -their policy -and during; the f Of W 6511111115161 jCflOOl Afl' feature of the decorations was the a system affecting- them very ma- months had sold no less j displays of agricultural products. jterialiy" when1 they are not represent- jthan- worth of securities .Hardware stores, dry-goods stores.'ed. He believed in the principle out- jthat had accumulated. He would real estate offices and'business houses innoci and with the wish of the-com- inot advise any municipality to do j of .all kinds were decorated with the jmittee but they should be thoroughly !this and woulcl never do so ag- products of the land around conversant in matter and the mu- The gas well was call jmcipali-ties should have opportunity tl'ss- Jt is better to sell the securi- dition-Want From City Medicine Hat, ied on to 'give -an exhibition which cer jto take it up. I t-ainly was an eye-opener to the visit- Bayne stated that if the pro- ors. The Cypress Club was placed at ivi.ncial government made it bbligato- day. The choir sang the opening hymns well, with. Miss Conrad at the organ and Mr. Smith and Miss Win- nie Howard with their violins. Mr. Cooke sang "0 Restrin the Lord" collection was being taken. In the evening ser- vice was held at 7 p.m. opening with Howard played Lockwood sang lehem." Mr. Cooke accompanied Mr. Smith to a violin solo, after which the refreshments came, ice cream, etc. Mr. Sargent then discussed the facts to "keep them from bothering Thaw's wife or his mother." The money came from Thaw. After telling of Thaw's engagement of the rooms, the bearing of the evidence Mendelssohn, whilst .the upon the question of the prisoner's f mental condition became- apparent, for at this point the dog whip was put into evidence. It was a pearl handled whip about three feet long. With this before the eyes of all the woman related a series of stories about finding Thaw on several occasions lashing the girls upon their bare arms and bodies. Thaw, she said, had posed as a theatrical agent and had lured the girls to his rooms with promises of engagements. She testified further that Thaw had frequently behaved in a "violent man- ner in her presence and that she con- sidered his acts irrational. The counsel for Thaw sailed into the witness fiercely when his turn came. He quickly brought out the fact that she had been recently arrested on a charge of perjury, after an unsuccess- ful attempt to recover damag- es from a man. When she left the stand, she was instructed to return again tomorrow. Thaw on the Stand Hafry K. Thaw took the witness stand today. He turned to kiss his aged mother as he strode firmly to the stand to prove by his own words that he is sane and deserving of release from MJattewan asylum. Then he settled back in the witness chair and in a low but steady voice began his duel with District Attorney -Jerome. His first statement made a sensation in the breathless court room: "I. he said, "that in ac- quitting, the jury, was largely in- fluenced by the belief that Stanford White deserved his fate. "Another reason I was he continued, "was I believe, because the attorneys on both sides told the jury that my act was caused by cer- tain delusions." "Did your ;wife reproach you for lashing these women" regarding whom Mrs. Merrill testified, and say she could get a divorce on that ground, and did you tell her that she could asked Jerome. "No." "Are you willing that we should call her here as a witness against Thaw hesitated and his attorney in- terposed an objection, declaring that he insisted upon the privilege of do- mestic relations under whih he could Evelyn Nesbit Thaw off the stand. Thaw agreed with the view of his attorney. their disposal for eyeoptsners of ano- ther variety. A citizens' was given at noon today. luncheon The lad- ry for the municipalities to provide the -information asked for there would be little difficulty. Any.pood system ies were entertained at teas and W0ukl give the figures i an.d the poor would be com- other social functions atnd all these uot being enough they had a nre this to become good to give the fig- moniiiig to add to the excitement. ures The delegates cannot say enough in An amendment by Messrs. praise of the people of Medicine Hat and Harrison of Torpnto and the royal entertainment thej- re.- >the ceived. The Gas City will not soon for be forgotten by those who 'attended ;ried-by a large majority. Hunter referring- reportf to tne provincial unions further report year was car- the convention. The Union closed its sessions about seven o'clock this evening to a-ga-in in Calgary for their last day's From there the party ifoes on to Vancouver, where it breaks up and the individual members 2u-njc any way they like. -A large number Municipal Finance j The money market varies and ano- Iher problem is to know the best time to selj. London can take any 'amount of Canadian municipals. It ought to -be possible by co-operation to take >bettor advantage of the mar- ket for our securities. The market could take of Canadian Municipals in, say, April and Mayas easily as take smaller amounts from 'various cities at different times in :the year. i Another problem to be. considered is .whether it is better to spend ncy on the work aind borrow it by bonds or stock? when the actual cost is known or to submit the bylaws in Only three members of the school Board were at the regular monthly chairman Fleet- Mayor Evans of "Winnipeg brought the estimates and get the money be- n a very important. and in ,-ore ,tGe work js done: made one of the best speech- These are just a few of the of the convention. lie moved that 'problems that must 'be faced, in muni- cipal Jinance. He believed that it a special committee be named to re- ities to raise monev. a violin solo. Mrs. the "Star of BetH- come jback through they are anxious to see the most talk. ed of city in Western Canada today. iport on the best ways for municipal- would be better to. establish a cer- tain standard- for Canadian municipal in their 'municipal matters there is no o-ther handl-tnir.- on which so little is written or on Aid. McMillan of Vancouver very- such indefinite opin- briefly seconded the motion which, was j ions. There has been.much written f-axned. The committee -has not yet lor tne Uniform Municipal Accounting was 'on municipal accounting- which is been named. Municipal Accounting the subject of a lengthy report that j keeping- record of the receipt and ex- i has already been distributed amonff ponditure of money but very little has Provincial Municipal Boards Mayor Chisholm of -Halifax, N. S., i a voluntary on the organ by Mr. of them have expressxl a to thar of nil -An doing so he remarked mat oi au securities and to co-operate Cooke, "War March of the Priests." Later on the choir sang a very beau- tiful anthem, "Praise the Lord." The services closed with another appeal irom Mr. McLaurin to raise the bal- ance of three hundred and twenty-five dollars. On Monday night the big social was held at 8 p.m. -Mr. H. E. Lyons was in the chair "supported by Mr. McLaurin, Mr. Hunter of Pincher Creek, Mr. Sargeant and Mr. Sutherland, the Presbyterian minister for Blairmore. The programme open- ed with a chorus by the choir, follow- ed by a march by Miss Conrad, Miss Winnie Howard and Mr. Smith. Then Mr. Cook sang the "Lost Chord." Miss wood being ill in the Hospital and Trustee Austin being out of town. The tenders for .building the addition to Westminster School were opened. Smith Bros. Wilson got .the build- ing contract for and the Hick Hardware Co. the plumbing con tract for both being the low- est tenders. The building is to be finished -by November 1. Ai communication was received from; the Canadian Club re the Cadet corps The Board decided that owing to the heavy financial, expenses of late, it can not see its way clear to 'supervise the corps for the present.- .The board expressed Lts hearty sympathy with r the movement. A number of applications for posi- tions on the staff were received but laid over for chairman" of the "school, management committee and principal to consult. j The Board will ask the city council PROMINENT MAN MISSING (Special to the Herald.) Michel., B. (X July ex- citement prevails here today upon the disclosures that five prominent mem- bers of the local Italian society have been threatened with, instant death, by the Black-Hand unless they pay to be placed at various places- designated by them. One of these was a large rock at the rear of the Catholic Church. Four of the letters were received Sunday and were yesterday turned over to the provincial constables., Stephenson and. who at once took charge of the case. The time set for the de- posit of the money was between ten p.m. and two a.m. Under orders from the police sev- eral men were posted at each desig- nated placei aijd fake parcels placed in the hiding places by the of the letters but no.-attempt was. made by the Black Hand gang to claim the booty. .Not a membr Italian society is working "today. Ev- eryone is armed and a determined ef- fort is being made to assist' the po- lice in -protecting the lives their leaders. A meeting is afternoon by the Italian society with about 350 members '..What steps will be taken will not be until s.ome time tonight. The local force of provincial- po- lice has been doubled tonight and: Tvj-ijnforcements are to arrive here tonight. Several Italians are under suspicion but though secret efforts haveNbeen made to find.the slightest proof against them, the been futile, but they1 are being closely- watched and any attempt to leave camp will result 'in their immediate-: arrest. WEED INSPECTOR SHOULD MAKE VISIT city officials and newspapers. This j been written or-spoken-on. the getting gave a decidedly interesting resume of report submitted a statement oi head of the money or municipal nuance. the Act prov.jding for a Public Util- ings and sub-headings for the purpose j Public finance differs from private -ty BoaM recently passed of preparing civic statistics and recr finance inasmuch as in public finance -m >jova Scotia The Pu-blic Utili- ommandod that the Dominion Govern i there is a better control of the man- ment Bureau of Statistics be asked jey. The municipality says vrha-t it to recommend to the provincial gov- jshoujtd spend and then says what it ernments that a uniform systeni of j will get and can get it up to the lim- '.m.jt accounting be made compulsO'ry am.-'f its' of its-credit. The public can bor- must ong- the municipalities so as to get row for all that the country is worth or ;For.-soKSC purposes the municipality j Chisholm ties Commission was an advanced step. Jt required all companies .op-. ig- public utilities to sub- all schedules of rates and. no-t change either more than, these rates. Mr. explained act the is various these results. W. D. Lighthall of Westmount, in money and .has the payments ex- j terms of submitting the report said that it tended-one-or a number of years, for 'iargejv after the Massachusetts G-as was framed after the system adopted J some other purposes the money is' by the United States municipalities with -but few changes to .suit local and figures of the collection about one conditions. President Ward remark- hundred- dollars was given in the collections for Sunday and Monday, which Mr. W. J. Budd handed over a cheque for to make up the balance of the three hundred and twenty-five dollars. As Mr. Budd had already given one hundred dollars towards the erection of the buildingj this was a very handsome and gen- ed that probably of the hundreds of municipalities in the Dominion no two had accounting systems that were alike. The ..purpose of -the pre- paid out of fbe current revenue of the year and taxes are levied according-ly. Here is the problem. The municipa- litv -needs and spends money every day while it comes in, very irreg- of railways, their employees, Act. President Ward explained the work- ing of the Railway and Municipal Board organized by the Government -Ontario, in 1906 which has an ov- ulafly. One oE these problems is the form i and all other public utilities. It has Port Arthur Citizen Supposed to Be Lost in the Woods Port Arthur, Ont., July George Horrigan, a well known citi- zen of Port Arthur, is lost in the woods of Black Bay peninsula, about forty miles from here and large searching parties are out looking for him. He left last Wednesday with George Hodder and W. C. Dalton on j a fishing expedition, going down the shore by launch and on what was to be their last day out, the three left their boat to fish -up Pitch Creek. They separated and were to meet at noon, but when Horrigan did not turn up at four o'clock, the remainder of the day was spent -by the other two endeavoring to find him. They were unsuccessful and brought word Many Bad Fields in Raymond Out of Repair out a change in the present rotten system. Mayor Evans of Winnipeg wanted to know what the effect would be- on the municipalities with EDMONTON STRIKE OVER Edmonton, the signing of an agreement between rep- resentatives of the builders and the striking carpenters at H o'clock last evening, effecting a compromise on the abovo the carpenters strike of two months has bt-en ended. With til-! sanction of union officials men will havf an opportunity of taking chances with at ob- taJning work. erous gift, and a very hearty vote ofjregard, to, a system accounting thanks was passed him. Mr. Suther- land made a very clever speech in which he clearly showed great gifts of oratory with a large fund of hum- or. 'Mr. Hunter made a very forcible and striking speech on "Canadian Pa- triotism." Amongst other speakers when they had now ft perfectly satis- factory one. Winnipeg had spent getting its accounting in good shape. The 'report, however, reads to make it compulsory for rn'un icipalities to adopt a certain system. He would like to see the i I, -r "i adopted and would do all he could to Messrs. Gresham and MacLeani _ and Mrs. Pinkney. The enterprising Mr. Sargent was, deservedly praised for his hustling abilities in raising thev funds and erecting such an edi- fice and it really reflects great credit to him, also to the many various peo- ple who had helped him out. A very enjoyable evening closed by fill singing the doxology. To Select a Candidate support it but i thought the report was ha.rdly in shape for adoption. Aid, McMiilan evidently summed up this and other discussion when be said that the report was one of uni- form accounting- results rather than a system, and favored a provincial Board of Auditors to see that these results were attained by whatever system was used. Mr. Bayne of Saskatoon, deputy municipal commissioner for Saskat- chewan said that in Saskatchewan they arc endeavoring to frame a municipal system to have it stock. or debentures, or registered The city of Winnipeg has ad- power to allow municipal coun- j to the and patties were immedi- sent discussion was -to help 'bring- ab- j.of security, whether they should be vote by.laws for waterworks j ate] i_ 4-x.rt ftaKwitiireK. -rpc'Ti.'s.l'.erfvJ _ --j.r _ i extensions without waiting- to sub-.j mit the bylaw to ,the people. It has j turned out fairly satisfactory and is i destined to become a strong and use- ful body. It needs a, man of wide municipal experience on the i W. D. Lighthall briefly outlined j Quebec's system which is very similar i sent out_ Horrisan was an al_ derman for six ye'ars and two 5 ago was candidate for mayor. was former president -of the Liberal Association and prominent in busi- ness and political circles. WINNIPEG MAN GETS IT to Nova Scotia's. Aid. 3 opted the lattter form and found that they sold better on the London mar- ket 'by from one to two points. The term of the bonds, or stock is another problem. What is liho differ- ence-between .getting money on the ten year and the twenty year basis, he asked. He quoted figures -to show that a municipality's credit is bet- ter -by over seventy' per cent, at the end of ten years by adopting the ten year basis. "There is no need for rivalry am- ong- the municipalities on the money j sent OI- markets." ho maintained. "The mo- jwben AW- interrupted to ex- market can absorb any amount that it in the case CAPTAIN AND TEN He Raymond, July are .out for an "At Home' to be given, by the local lodge of Oddfellows on We'd- night next in their lodge rooms. A good social time is expected, a'nd an increase in membership is looked for as a result. A splendid ram fell throughout this district on. Monday morning last. Jt was just what was needed and every- thing will rejok-e; because of it. Much land is ready for seeding to winter wheat and will be planted at once as there is plenty of. moisture. to bring it along. The Jeanne Russell Co. have been occupying the opera house and play- ing to large and enthusiastic- audienc- es each night lately besides giving matinee for the children on Satur- day afternoon. This company is de- servedly popular here and their re-- turn will be eagerly awaited. The Government weed inspector- should 'spend a week in this district-- as it is almost impossible for Mr.. London, July 27.-Through an error} Laycock the local inspector to of Vancouver Galbraith, of the 5th district. Much ,y expressing Ms pre-! posted as winner of. the is being manifested by land the Nova Scotia system Servics Eifle Championship, but- to- i Sergt. Blackburn, of Winnipeg, s officially notified that he was-first I ference for and his condemnation of any system owners and several prosecutions. undoubtedly follow a visit of by which a commission is empowered to authorize Joans without the con- and that the cup and gold jewol who pay them, would be sent to him. of good securities and the municipali- i ties hurt themselves -as well as others by rushing t.hoir bonds or stocks in the market and selling at a. disadvan- tage in order to get their money first." 'Mr. Evans thm argued in favor of waterworks, Aid. McMillan would not even admit that as a case where the people should not be consulted. He believed in the public ownership of all utilities. Mayor Hopewell told by the authority of the commis- sion they had .allowed the city of Ot- i MEN WERE KILLED Saigon.. French Cochin China, July am an engagement today be- jtween French troops and Detham ban- jdits, Captain Perthuis and ten men were killed and twenty others wound- led. The bandits lost fiftv men killed the municipalities co-operating: to savc in'making" a form a common stock knOwn as Can- in the river and getting out stone wounaed., adian Municipals which wou0 cam- vhcn dejay would have lost it. succeeding better prices. The money mar- j all Mayor Evans of Winnipeg said that 'Edmonton, Alta., July tlio uniform. They are jin having it ahoptcd in towns, jket would know that they were au tho Boards in Nova Scotia, and QUG- where a change to the uniform system to a certain standard and would j wcrc admirably is compulsory. The same applies to 'not investigate the circumstances con -edi jn Ontario it goes farther and attempts to deal, with the municipali- 'coursc of the next few 'weeks a con- the villages. The rural nected with every issue. Bucking Contest At the Hat so prevalent this season, are .not de- stroyed at once, the results for the., future will prove disastrous. Farmers coming into town report many bridges -sadly out of repair. Our local member has been notified time and again but so far has failed to accomplish anything to .our fit. Something should be done .it once to make these crossings safe. A report has been received from ihe- provincial analyst to the effect tbut, the water from the spring is good.for domestic use. This is the source ur supply for our waterworks system. A vote will be taken in the near fu- ture to get authority to raise for this important work. Tntyre. James Douglas and .Deputy-Mayor Alexander oi S-aska- X D Mills toon criticized the report as dealing Strathcona, F. Stevans, Clover Bar G. P. Smith, M.P.P., Cam rose and A. S. Rosenroll, ox-M.P.P., Wetaski- win, arc mentioned as to the convention. Pavno t'fll from to col sand at Fort Francis-, Ont., and was rlrowned. merely with results and not with sys- tems. The smaller municipalities mipfht bo willinc to be uniform, hut j {no system of attaining thr> results is offered thorn. Mayor Hopkins of Mooso .Taw gostod that the report be referred back for reconsideration of the po-intr, brought up. Keary of New Westminster MARTIAL LAW THROUGHOUT SPAIN Madrid, July Al- this afternoon issufH ,1 X de-crop proclaiming martini and fho, of consti- 30c tiitiAnnl throughout Spnin, Mwlicine Hat, July busk- contests here were completed this afternoon. Ira 'Triplett, a rider re- frozn Mont-ana, won first prize. Armstrong, COMING TO THE WEST believe this to be the best system as they cannot givo sufficient attention to the matters before them, as the members cannot quickly grasp the for J' H" WallaCe- Lethbridgc. uation and delays arc numerous. The trot the saddle and Reg. Bray other system recognizes that the Pro- i took the third prize cash. The vinciai government must preserve its power to act and control matters in municipalities. Tn Great Britain thfi contests excite! a great deal of inter- Ottawa, Ont., July Grey nnd Lady Sybil Grey, accompanied by Lord LasceJles, A.B.C., will.leave Ot- tawa on Thursday.night lor Vancou- ver, cnroute to' the Yukon. They will return to British Columbia about the fnd of August, where they .will be joined by Her Excellency lady Grey cat and are easily the best over held flnd Lady Eyelyn Grev go JT oh-1 hore- Thc delegates to the Canadian i near AVindmere in the valley tains. Tho municipality shoukl i Convention were the of Columbia south of Golden, {or a administrative control svstom ''Continued on Page 4.) guests of the management both days. fornight's fishing and hunting. ;