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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LETH8RIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1909. NO. 146. TRAINS HELD BY FLOODS AT FERNffi 1 MEDICINE HATTERS INSPECT OUR SCHOOLS Bridge Over the Elk River Is In Very Bad Condition (Special to the Herald) tVrnie, June the .Greatly Impressed with New Central Caught i Their Fancy j The trustees of the .Medicine Hat Public Schools visited the city yes- terday with a view to securing useful i hints from the new school recently completed here that would be-of ser- i vice to them in the erection of a new school at Medicine Hut to be erected i in the near future. The visiting trustees w.-re shown around the new Central School by j Chairman Fleet wood of the City School Board. The were exer- cised in the fire drill and made their j exit in very goud time. The visitors consider the school to be the best in i-Western Canada. Mr. Fleetwood gave West- them a.u opportunity to view the EGG LANDED ON COP'S EYE IT WAS DAVE GIBSON'S BODY Constable At Magrath Tells About Fracas There _____ .x. The. bady of the man found in the river yesterday near Coal City has been identified as that of Dave 'Gibs-m who was drowned at the ford near Ashcroft's mine a few weeks .ago. His uncle Mr. Anderson. went to Taber and identified bound trains have been held here all' Kindergarten classes ;rt work 'and Magrath, -June Pioneer this week contains some new statements about the Barclay-Baxter episode. The town constable, .Mel v in Gotl- The. bady of the man found in the river yesterday near Coal City has been idowiried as that of Dave 'Gibson who was drowned at the ford near Ashcroft's mine a few weeks ago. His uncle Mr. Anderson, went to Taber and identified the body. Mr. Ashcroft went to Taber today to complete ar- rangements for the conveying of the body to Addison's Un- dertaking Parlors at Letli- bridge. The funeral will tak-> place tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock from Addisou's undertaking parlors to the "public cemetery. Rev. A. 'Jsl. Gojxiun will ate.. day on account of the dangerous con- i they were so interested -hat it. w dition of the bridge across Elk all he could do to ..get them to leave' frey, is reported to made .the just east of Elko. The new steel inspect other of school j f0nowing- statement bridge at that-place has uot been coin-' work in the city. j ,.j- wag at the- valley off--------------------------- jthe pot Hole when word was'brought CLARESHOLM MAN and the sudden rise in the riv- er has made it unsafe to cross. Work trains are on the ground working to prevent the complete collapse of the structure. The west bound Flyer left here over the Great Northern tracks to meet the east bound trains at Elko, where transfers will be made and the Flyer will retu-rn here and the two trains will make the east trip and the two trains from the west will return., com- pleting the trips of the two from the j east. This arrangement will probab-1 'ly have to be continued for several days unless there is 'an unexpected j fall in the river. The Elk has', risen 'fifteen inches since yesterday noon and is still ris- ing at the rate of half an. inch per hour. It is still two feet below the record high water mark of 3902, but there is little' doubt but that it will OLD TIMER IS DEAD AT 'FRISCO i to me that -.Mrs. Barclay's baby had j boen stolen. I mounted ray borse found -James Barclay and Mrs. Bolderson at the. home of Adelcert j Kich. 1 placed him under arrest and put handcufi's upon and searched him j 1 only found a bottle of whiskey in j his pocket. T then removed the hand- J cuffs and he gave the child to ilrs. Bolderson. I then took him to Jus- ONCEWITHTHE R.N.W.M.P.AT MACLEOD BIG HOTEL FOR MONTREAL to Man On Trial At Gren- fell, Sask. For Cruelty Greuft-ll. Sask., June of Three Hundred Room Structure Cost a Million Dollars Montreal, Que.. June re- port that Montreal was t a. new hotel was confirmed today when the announcement was made that a syn- dicate of local had pur- chased the Josephs estate property at the corner of and Me- Taviah streets immediately adjoining the McGill grounds to the west and there would' erect a 300 room hotel of the latest and most uptodate type at a cost of a million and a half dol- j lars. The Iiotel will have three hun- dred rooms. Jt will under the control and management of the Ritz YON LEE HELD DP AND SHOT A Former Lethbridge f Chink May Lose His Life Calgary, .June most diiring; more than ordinary interest was tried j Hon'1 Co-> who are now building in holdup in. the history of Calgary oc- here. Saturday by Justices of the Peace j Ywk, famous the world over for j curred at o'clock this morning. Harry Saver and Isaac Jones, when European hotels ami will be de-! when -You Lee, a Ghinaman, who con- A. J. Lucas wtis tried on four charges oi assault on Reginald Gilbert, a 15 signed by Wetmore of New York, de- ducts a laundry and Tobacconist COMING TO LETHBRIDGE J. J. Healy, one Of the Original Owners Of Fort Whoop-uo (Special to the Herald.) Claresbolm, June Weir, oi Edmonton, secretary of the Licensed Victuallers' Association was in town today. Switzer of the Claresholm Lumber Company is leaving to take up a situation with the Lethbridge tice Stacey. Mrs. Barclay laid the Brewing Company. The genial Bob charge of kidnapping against -him. j however, intends to come back to The charge was dismissed and the Claresholm every now and again. Last Justice ordered the child to 'be given night he was .waited upon by a few Macleod, June has been reach that mark before the present' flood is past. The big boom of here of the deaxh a shof Elk Lumber Co. here which held in San Francisco or J. J. to Mrs. Barclay, see that .Barclay ordered me to left town on the until yesterday afternoon pulled loose from its moorings and jack-knifed .into the mouth of the in-take, com- Healey, one "of the veteran "old tim- ers" of. this district, whose name-is well known to Macleod people. Mr. pletely jamming the entrance'to with h.is Partner-Al Hamil- log pond, so that all logs now coming down stream don't speak as they go by. ton, was one of. the original proprier tors of old Fort Whbop-'Up! He had an adventurous career in Arrangements are being made to (the Northwest, corning here in the save these logs and have them towed late 60's, before the mounted police. "to the mills at Nelson. More than He used to'describe running' thebuf- thirty thousand logs have gone.down falo on the plain where Lethbridge the river during the week but by j now stands, and how the squaws following up the drop on the river i used to come out and ,skin the an- these logs can be taken to Kootenay imals' which he killed. Mr. Healey prospected far and wide through the Rockies and traded with the: Indians and'-subsequently for Lake. DROVE FATHER INSANE London, Ont., June the i many years owned and ran steam- year and a half old son of M. Famu- lara, Dimdas St., was seriously if not. fatally injured last night while play- ing in front of his father's laundrv by being run over by a street When the father saw .the child lying on the.tracks cut and bleeding he went boats in the Yukon. With his bro- ther, Thomas Fr Ht-alej-, he owned, a b% ranch in Sun River Valley; Hon.-. and in the days of, Beaton. Mo., the head of navigation .on the the'.two owned the Benton Record. Mr. Healey's de- temporarily insane and made'a des- scriptive articles on life in the old. perate attempt to attack 'the motor-1 Northwest were features.- man, threatening to kill him. WONDERS NEVER CEASE London, Ont., June Ladies' Aid Society of Asken Street Methodist church, one of the largest in the city, have unanimously passed a resolu- tion to the quarterly board asking that they issue a request to the la- dies to remove the obstructing cre- atiqns during service. CIVIL SERVANTS VERY HOT Ottawa, June civil Service Association is being urged by some of its members to approach the govern- ment with a strong protest against the increase of hours in that depart- ments. Some of the more annoyed servants are talking on the quiet of coing on strike and are quite serious about making the government capitu- late. They point out that they got increased pay owing to the greater cost of living and' that the increase of labor is an imposition. Strike Riots In Quaker City Mr. Healey's brother, T.F. Healey, is in business in California with ranching and mining interests an- other brother, 'Joseph Healey, is now prospecting in the Yukon. Mr. Hea-' ley was. a widower, but three married daughters survive. His old-time part- ner, Hamilton, is. in business in Se- attle. Mr. R. K. Kennefick was informed of Mr. Healey's death a few days ago in response to a letter of 'en-' quiry to T. F. Healey. W.SLOAN MAY LEAD B.C. afternoon train. I then took Barclay to the station, where a small crowd soon gathered. They did not show any threatening attitude for sprite time. Just as the train pulled into the yard and stopped a short dis- tance from the station; the crowd be- gan to show threatening signs and I placed Barclay in one corner of the waiting room and drew my -club and stood in front of him. As the train pulled into the depot, the crowd came into the waiting room. I swung niy club and ordered to': keep back. Just as 1 did 'this, someone j hit me in the eye with an cans- j ing me to be temporarily blind. Ij then drew my gun, but before I could j use it 1 was held by several men, one of whom had a strangle hold around throat. }Iy head-was held in such a position that I could "not see what was going -on. I heard the. window smashed. 3Iy gun wab wrenched from my hand. continued for a few minutes and 7 June 2.-It'is reported that friends and received a handsome gold ring as a keep sake. Hans Ugland, father of L. H. Ug- land is here on. a visit from Dakota. year old Winnipeg boy, one of the j in charge; being that of indecent asault. j Constable H. J. Brown, of the K. X.! W. M. P., put under arrest last j evening. B. P. b.'.roster, acted for the prosecution, while the accused conducted his own defence. The evidence showed that- Lucas came a year or so ago to the Tetlock dis- trict and took up his residence at. the home of a most "respectable fann- er under the guise of being an ordin- ary preacher, representing the church of apostolic faith. It appeared from the evidence also .that before coming he had been at Kenora, where he had been'conducting a mis- sion and acting as manager for the Winnipeg Telegram. He also work- ed in the Strangers' Rest Mission-iu Winnipeg and had served in the -Roy- al North West Mounted Police under jthe .assumed name of Murton Wilson at Macleod.: his entrance in the Grenfell district-.he, has been the cause of a great deal of friction and family troubles through his interfer- ence. One of his teachings is ap- parently to-have, all .things, in common and he so executed his.hyponotic in- fluence, or so-called power of the holy ghost over the' family he was resid- ing with "as- fo gain control '.of'their signers of the hotel now being erected (store at 225 10th, avenue west, SUDDEN END TO BORDEN CASE up by two young men and- on i his refusal to give money was I shot in the ieit breast with a 44- j calibre revolver. Two shots- were j A-ed and after rifling -the pockets of S the wounded man the desperadoes ran off in a westerly direction with about SilO in cash. i Excited Orientals at once gave the I alarm and ten minutes after the oc- currence the police .had- -a cordon of Mrs. Allison Ready To Give Evidence In the Case Kentville, N. S., June 2.- of Wm. CaiTuthers charged by Sir, F. W. Borden with criminal came to a sudden end for The time j men spread around Chinatown, but so far DO arrests have" been made. The wounded Chink is in a. very [low state and it is doubtful if Le j.iviir recover. He is 42 years old, and came here from Lethbridge.-where j he conducted a laundry eight months j.ago. -this morning all .the- J available police are searching the I lumber yards and box cars in the i vicinity. men rode -away out jthe railroad tracks to the west, and The ease I a11 are being closely watched. men will .be captured this afternoon. Carruthers j DR' LYLE IS MODERATOR was arraigned when-- the court met this afternoon and-the indictment Pastor for High property and himself perintendenf of the' apostolic Former M.P. To Enter Fray Against Mr. McBride I was releasetl. As soon was released I swun'g my club and sue- William Sloan, ex-member for .Comox- Atlin, B. C., is to re-enter active po- ceeded in driving the crowd back, jjlitical life as a leader of provincial 'opposition. Mr. Sloan, leaves, today for British Columbia, after a fort- nights visit to the capital: He is per- seated Barclay in.the corner until the train .stopped at Jtfoe door- Harrison who was with Barclay melee, had one of his forefingers cut and I bandaged it up with-, my hand- kerchief. I then conducted Barclay to the which left without any further disturbance. As a Pioneer Man Saw It The following is written by a rep- resentative of The Pioneer who wit- nessed most of the affair: :The majority of the population was thrown in a fever of'excitement Wednesday over the kidnapping in broad daylight of a two-months-old child, by James Barclay, -who came in from'Lethbridge on the morning's. .'farm home and assumed the management of the place. He wsas charged with. abusing two boys, Reginald and '.Gor- don Gilbert, thev.former of whom, ac- cording to the-. accused, had been; giv- en to him McMicken, of Winnipeg, to bring up and treat as he, Lucas, saw fit... The treatment ac- corded the 'boy" was inhuman and brutal in many ways. It appears that Lucas, for 'the most trivial reasons, stripped the elder boy "and .-.beat-' hini till he became unconscious: andvwent into convulsions. A piece -of -heavy- harness trace was used to beat thc -Indisposed the- po- lad and the accused admitted 'that he litical. arena, but it :is, understood that strong pressure is being; brought to bear on him and .that Sir Wilfrid Lauri-ef is anxious tor him enter the list against Premier McBride. Miner Killed At Coal Creek (Special to June Englishman train. j from Yorkshire, named. Edward Old- About two years ago. Barclay, .whe'j acre, was caught by a runaway train WILL INVITE- MINISTER HERE Hon. Wm. Pugsley To Be Asked To Visit This City C. A. Magrath, M.P., was a guest at the Board of Trade Council meeting at noon today and was asked by the Philadelphia, Pa., June at- President to give his views in re- tempt of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company to operate its cars with strike breakers imported from other cities resulted in the first to the prospect of a postoffice of loaded in. No. 5 mine at Coal Creek last night at 9 o'clock, and was .so severely crushed that lie died Shortly after from his injuries. Mr. Oldacre was about 24 years eld proved to. be an unhappy one, and j and had worked but three .or four Mrs! Barclay came home a.bout five. resided in Lethbridge, married Miss Denny Baxter, of this town, and went to live in Calgary, where he was employed as a "mechanic in the C.P.R. roundhouse. The months ago to visit her parents who own" the Magrath Hotel, and has'rer sided there ever since. About two months ago a girl was born. Last Wednesday Barclay came to the hotel and apparently had no hostile inten- tions. He talked with his wife for a time and asked to seer the baby. He was allowed to parade the veranda of the hotel with the child in his arms, no one paying any attention to him. In a short time he walked around the garden, and then went out of the gate and crossed the street davs in the mine after returning exhausted himself while beating the boy. According to his teaching, as the boy was troubled with boils, that they were caused by evil spirits or read. It charged ..that, he had: dis-j tributed copies of the Calgary Eye- Opener containing letters' alleged to have been wiitten by Mrs. Maria AU- sition m Presbyterian Church Ont., June General Assembly df-'the '-Presbyter- ian Church ison, making grave Sir Frederick Borden, thereby Dr. Duval, Mod- ting a defamatory libel.. To the: in- j erator, detained through; the, recent dictment Oarruthers pleaded not [death of his wife, ;Campbell, and also entered a further [of Montreal, plea of justification, alleging that the Rev.: Dr. Patrick, cf Winnipeg, read statements .-in the letters were true, iPr- Duval's -sermon inr which church that.he had. reasonable cause to "be- lieve them true and that the publi- union was earnestly pleaded for. The election, of moderator was then pro. cation had been public in- ceeded with, the choice falling on terests. To this the. Rev. Dr. Lyle, of Central Church on plied, denying truth .of the state-1 the first ballot by a large majority, ments in Mr. and j his opponent being- Rev-.. Dr. Mac- then to. the surprise- .of the defense {.Kay, secretary of foreign missions. and. of-Mrs. Allison, who was present as a witness, part of "the de- fense, the prosecution stated that was the-n having secured the indictment it- would not go on with this this term of court. In view of the length of the plea-of .justification, the devil and he had to drive them j for a postponement. until the out. next term in October. .Gotinsel for Lucas was let off on suspended sen- tence provided he leaves com- munity and "hpt return for two years JURY AND LAWYER HAD PASSAGE OF ARMS Judge Wetmore Takes Lawyer Wood, -of Regina, to, Tasfc Regina, Sask., June im- portant evidence was given at thc af- ternoon session of the Supreme Court by Hans Larson who was first oa the scene of the tragedy of the death of Charles Morris, in connection with A resolution of sympathy for Dr. Duval in the.recent loss his 'wife .POLICE CAN'T GET HIM (Special to the HaraMJ Fernie, June the'diligent search being, made .by d provillcial for the defense admitted that they could j v .ine aeiense s the jieemg. black hand suspect., who not'compel the Crown to go on with the case, but admitted that the con- duct of the prosecution in not doing so was unsatisfactory. -Witneses hav- ing been brought a great distance and at considerable expense. The defence was willing and anxious to proceed. The case was -then adjourned until October, Carruthers being released on bail. TWO ROUND ST. LOTS WERE SOLD here. He said that, the only way to} Bolderson, then jumped in and drove get it was to keep busy pressing for it. He would gladly back up any ef- forts they put forth in this direction. serious rioting which has occurred i He pointed out that apart from On- since the strike of the street car men j there were only thirteen offices began on May 29th. In the Sensing-; in Canada with' a greater postal-rev- ton district, where many mills arejenue and scores of.places with con- located, the feeling ran high. Mobs, siderablyjess revenue had fine of men, women and children pulled the motormen and conductors from office buildings. He had brought the their cars and beat them severely, j and the Government. While it was In rnanv instances the cars were set; said public buildings were out of the on in other cases thrown! question at present, owing to the de- across the tracks. The police were j sire to economize, Mr. Magrath re- powerless to control the angry strike; marked that public works were being sympathizers. Whtin they charged {carried on that were less important, the mob, it. separated only to form .He suggested that the Board make again in'the vicinity of another car.; an effort to get Hon. Wm. Pugsley, Philadelphia, June 9 o'clock j minister of public works to visit and this morning the elevated railway, investigate the actual conditions. The and subway employees of the Phil-; Board decided to wire Mr. Pugsley adelphia Rapid Transit Co., joined at once. the striking motormen and conduc- It was reported that no objection tors, tieing up an important artery had been offered to th? erection of of the city's transit system. (Continued on back matter to the attention of the House rig, was one of the first to arrive. to where a rig was waiting. He In company with SirrWilfrid Laurier, handed the baby to his sister, Mrs. jn the latter's automobile, Mr. King drove to the Governor's house, where before His Excellency Earl Grey, i.e took the oath of office; Tonight the new minister left for his constituency (North Waterloo) where he will remain time. He will take a house in 'Berlin. The writ for the bye-election will bo is- sued without delay and it is expected that Mr. King will be elected by ac- clamation. a visit to his home.in Yorkshire. H- which Ernest Morris, k was single and leaves many friends among his comrade miners. YOUNGEST CABINET MINISTER MacKenzie King Sworn In As Minis- ter of Labor at Ottawa Ottawa, June youngest cab- inet minister in the history of Can- ada, the Hon. Wm. Lyon MacKenzie King, M. P. M. A., assumed office as Minister of Labor and Privy Councillor this afternoon at .3 o'clock. away in the direction of Lethbridge. About two minutes passed by be- fore his absence was discovered and the alarm raised. About a dozen mea on horseback and several teams and rigs started out on the chase. He did not get more than seven blocks away before he was caught. Mr. A. Fletcher, the owner of the team and as Barclay had not paid for tne use of. it- The police then took charge of the. aftair and brought the case be- fore Justice Stacey, who the custody of the child to it .S' mother, and instructed the police to see that Barclay left town on the afternoon's train. There was quite an indignant crowd around Barclay during the afternoon and there were many threats of vio- lence made, but none were carried out until thc train came in when a number of the crowd threw some rot- ten eggs at him. ARCHDEACON HARD- ING CHOSEN ;Regina, June the third ballot this morning the synod of Qu'Appelle elected Archdeacon Harding-of Indian Head assistant bishop. Rev.F. Wells Johnston, of (Moose Jaw was his closest competitor answering the 'charge of murder. Lar- j son said he had. seen, the deceased on a previous occasion in bed. He was then lying with his head pointing toward the north. When he discov- ered the body it was lying in the southwest corner of the shack which the bed was situated in, the head pointing toward the north. He also identified a pair of pants produced as being similar to a pair he had seen in the deceased's barn. An undertaker named Ixmgbottom who had the body in charge between the time it was examined by Dr. Cook and Dr. Charlton, a" period of fivfi or six days, was not prepared to swear that a different body was not substituted but at the same time he was not prepared to swear that the body was changed. The question of whether it was legal to use unsigned deposition of preliminary examina- tions caused quite a pasago. of arms between Judge Wetmore and Mr.Wood for the prisoner. The judge told Mr. Wood he seemed to think he was al- ways treading on his coat tails. This witness made the startling announce- ment that the prisoner had once told him he carried a revolver but witness had never seen him with one. Owing to the conditions of the roads, the witness concluded it would not have been easy to follow a person's tracks on the morning after the fire. G.J. Bryan, Of Calgary Makes Purchase Of Good Property made such a clever'escape from jail yesterday, no trace has yet been found of him. FUNERAL OF PREMIER Adelaide, June state funer- al of Hon. Thomas Price, premier .of South Australia -was attended by. peo- ple of all shades of opinion who were all unanimous in eulogizing the ser-, vices he rendered the country, and his duty was subject unstinted praise. COL. PETERS GOES TO VICTORIA London, June James Pet- ers D. 0. Military district No. 1, and who came to London in 1901 from Victoria, B. C., has received word that he is to be transferred to -Victoria, thc chance to go into -effect shortly. Geo.