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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume III. Lethbridge, Alberta. Friday, June 3, Number DROWN ED MAN WAS J. W. EVANS Body Of Man Found In the River Iden- tified Henry Cocks-'and his son, Fred Cocks, of Iron Springs, came into 'the city yesterday and identified the bodj found in the Belly River on Tuesdaj as that of J. W. Evans. Deceased liv eel with them but they say It is in correct to say that at any time he had hinted wji'at he intended to do, al though there are one or two things, which in the light of after events in- dicate that he had suicide in mind. He had been very disappointed at not receiving a letter and money from his wife in the old country- Tie day he disappeared he had asked two or three times if there was a registered letter for "him aud on being told there was not, he turned to Mrs. Powell, with whom he boarded, and said: "You had better take my clothes and things for what 1 owe you." He later left the home and -they thought he had gone over to some neighbors, but when he did not turn up'for church service next day they feared some- tlu'ng might .have happened .to him. The mounted police were informed, and a search made with the result that it was learned he had been seen going in the direction of the river. On one occasion when lie had been to the river near Nolan's, where a ferry is being built, he had remarked on the height of the 'cutbanks, and said something about nothing much being left of a man who fell over there, and it is thought that .he might have Jump- ed from there Into the water. A sad fact in -connection with case is that since Tie disappeared two letters nave arrived from, the old coun- try addressed to deceased, one of them a registered letter and the other, ac- cording to iiis friends, in his wife's handwriting. His wife has been, cabled of the occurrence and on a reply being re- ceived he will be privately burled here by his friends. A Statement Henry Cocks called at the Herald otlice this morning to correct a state- H. T. Driggs of Grassy Lake came into the city from that place yesterday afternoon, and >J- reports that the heaviest.rain in lite experience of the coun- try passed over the. Grassy Lake district on Wednesday' afternoon and thoroughly soaked things up. He says that another rain a month from now will assure big crops In that section. 4, 4- 4- 4" 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- E.H. RILEY STIRS UP POLITICAL SITUATION Resigns As Protest Against Action Of Lieutenant-Governor and Premier Sifton-Date Of Bye-Elections Many Political! Rumors GREAT WAK IN ILLINOIS Prospects ol''Greatest In- dustrial Battle, in State's History Chicago, June statin that they would sacrifice a mouth in the increased price of coal the members of the Illinois Manul'ac Association voted unanimously today'to the Illinois Coal Op erators Association in resisting th unjust demands of the miners. A committee was provided to call upon the state and national officials of the to meet the operators, adjust their difficulties and re-open the -mines o? Illinois. This committee was in- structed to call upon state or national authorities to take such steps as are necessary to open the mines and re- lieve the community of the burden placed upon, it through factional dif- ference in the miners' organization. This was said to mean an investiga- tion to place the blame for the pres- ent shut down of the mines or If ne- cessary to furnish soldiers to protect the property from destruction by riot- ers. After this action was taken it was said that the greatest industrla war Illinois has ever experienced was immintnt. Calgary, June 3. The political eft- uation is again upset by the resigna- tion of E. H. Riley, one of rhe ablest of the insurgent Liberal members of the Legislature, as a protest against the ignoring 'of Hon. W, H. In his letter Mr. Riley said: "From the time the legislature, not the gov- ernment, appointed a commission to investigate the Waterways contract, uutil the house adjourned, from that moment certain influences began to work with a view to frustrating the will of the people, and it will be a stain to the province and a lasting disgrace to individuals concerned, KUCKVALE TO RUN IN MEDICINE HAT Medicine Hat, June a of .the Conservatives last night Walter Huckvale received the unanimous nom- ination. He will run-' as an Independent Conservative. Hh lieutenant governor in proroguing the house without giving the members an opportunity to discuss the situation, even when a change of administration was announced. Criticising the omis slon of Hon. W: H. Gushing from the administration, be declared: "If such men are to from public life by mere party employees and if the will of a free people is to be trampled ruthlessly under foot merely to pro- mote the interests of a certain clique then, gentlemen, I for one must cease to ally myself with that party." It is said that there is a possibility of Geo. P. Smith, member for Cam- rose, following Riley's example. (Continued on page J. A. i Harris of the 0. Kerr Co., was east as far as Seven Persons and states that a good heavy rain was falling yesterday, morning all the way east from Taber. This side of Taber the fall was not ciulte so heavy but suiljclent to do much good. Light show- ers, he says, have been pass- ing over the country north of the Belly during the past few days. NOT GOING ON BENCH when posterity is informed that the chief justice and lieutenant governor were the prime instigators." Kiley protested at the interference of the A PROMINENT AMERICAN ment in yesterday's paper regarding the death of J. W. Evans. Mr. Evans lived with Mr. Cocks, and the latter says that at no time did the deceased ever intimate In the slightest way that he was intending to put an end to himself. He was disappointed in not receiving letters and money from England, but did not seem so despond- ent as to commit such a deed. Had they known of any such intention his friends would have looked after him. The wife of the deceased has been cabled making her aware of his death. Upon receiving word in return friends will bury him here privately. HALIFAX ENGLISHMAN MADE GREAT ANOTHER SASH AND [DOOR FACTORY REPRESENTATIVE D. J. FOSTER Of Vermont, who has been appointed chairman of the U. S. committee on Foreign Affairs. Western Presbyterians Thrill the Assembly In Striking Addresses Halifax, N. S., June morn- ig of this city was elected moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly. In the evening be- fore a crowded congregation many addresses were delivered on the home mission question. Those speaking for the Maritime Provinces were Rev Rev. James Ross Dr. Thomas Stewart and Rev. J.' A tireenlees, and for the West, including Quebec and Ontario, 'Rev. Dr. E. D MacLaren' of Toronto, Rev. AY. C. Brown of Red Beer, Rev. Dr. Geo. L. Arthur :of Vegreville, Alta., Rev. Dr. Carmichael of 'Winnipeg, Rev. G. A. Wilson of Vancouver, Rev. W. D. Reid of Calgary, Mr. Edward Brown of Winnipeg. The thrill was given to the meeting almost wholly by the re- presentatives of the central West. In the Maritime Provinces there is a cer- tain home mission work to be done, but the development is not on an ex- tended scale. All the speakers from the West were however obviously under the spell of the marvellous growth in the vast new area, and In the impassioned addresses delivered were iieard with the most profound interest. The needs of this country, the possibilities before the church and the hopes of unmeasured prosperity Crossed English Chan- nel Twice In One Trip London, June Stewart the dare-devil Englishman who last evening regained for his native by crossing the English Channel twice by aeroplane, will next attempt to cap Government Appoints Men to Investigate Technical Education Ottawa, June following have been appointed members of the Royal Commission on industrial training and technical education appropriation to cover expenses of which was voted at the last session of parliament: James W. Robertson L.L.D. of Montreal, chairman; Hon. John N. Armstrong, or North Sydney N. 3., Dr. George Bryce of Winnipeg. M. G. Asahrd De- Hon. Mr. Bureau Denies Grey Off i'or England Ottawa, June Jacques Bu eau states positively that he does no intend to leave political life for judgeship or appointment to a coir mission, as has been reporttd. The peat experimental station a Alfred, Ont, has been so successf that the government is now conslde ing the question of planting similr stations in other parts.of the coiintr One of the objects of this is to supp not only the farmers of the prairies but the rest of Canada with fuel to make them independent of the coal supply of the United States. Earl Grey will leave for England next week and it is anticipated that he will return to Canada by the Can- adian warship "Niobe" 'Which will ar- rive at Halifax early in July. The occasion of the arrival of the "Niobe" STOLE GOODS FROM LOCAL STORE Burglars Make a Raid On Crabb St Place Of Business Simpson's store on Crabb' street, ,vas entered through a back window last night and a quantity of goods, chiefly women's wearing ued between two and three hundred ture the prize offered by Lordjserres of Montreal; Gilbert Murray Northcliffe for an. mile ride Lon- don to Edinburgh and: return flight. It is probable that he will-be induced to compete across the Atlantic. He is one of the three Englishmen recently chosen by the Aero Club of the Unit- ed Kingdom to represent Great Bri- tain in the international tournament near New York next october. Maurice Egerton.and Lieut. Moore Brabazon are the others. Rolls has received hundreds of con- gratulations and letters. He' told the story of the flight today. "It was not at he declared. 'I could easily have gone back to France had i had sufficient fuel. There was sufficient petrol left when I land- ed to take me half way across the channel. The flight across the Atlan- tic will soon be possible. I have Cranhrook Concern Seeks a Site in the Industrial Section Yet another manufacturing concern has applied for a reservation in the city's industrial sites property east of the city. A letter was received at the council meeting yesterday -af- ternoon from the Cranbrook Sash Door Factory, of Cranbrook, B.C., stating that it understood the city had put aside property for industrial sites, and asking the city to reserve them three or four acres until they had time to come down and look at it. The secretary-treasurer was in- structed to reply explaining the state of the negotiations and promising, to send full particulars just as soon as the matter is closed with the A. R. I. Co. CONTRACT FOR CEMENT WALKS will be somewhat of a national de- monstration. Hon. L. P. Brodeur and Hon. Rodolphe Lemieux will he pres- tnt as representing the government. dollars, removed. That a robbery had been committed was not known until Mr. J. F. Simp- son came down to business this morn- ing when he noticed that some goods lying upon a show case, had been disarranged, and further investigation disclosed that "one show case had been stripped o! nearly all it con- tained, and in nearly every shelf on the north side of the store were empty boxes from which, the con- tents were missing. Mr. D. A. Simp- son, who had come, to the store ahead of his brother, noticed that the back door was unlocked, and further investigation indicated that aa en- trance had been made by climbing upon a packing case and forcing open the transom of a rear window, and the 'exit by opening the rear door horn the inside. There Was no blunt on the Iront door, and the electric lights were burning just as they were left last evening. The burglars from the businesslike way they went about their work must have had a good knowledge ol dry goods, and Mr. Simpson declares that the ease with which they picked out high quality goods without dis- Earl Grey's vis! England will not interfere with his .Hudson's Bay 'trip GOVERNMENT ;ifted speakers, and a most profound impression was created. Edward Brown of Winnipeg quot- ing figures with reference to the har- vests which are to be reaped on the Western plains in years to come spoke of the boundless resources of iris coun- try and its corresponding wealth. Men to match this must be produced, and the only source to which any one could looko for help was the church. One of the great difficulties which pre- vented the church from doing its duty was one which the laymen of the! church could instantly remove. The' ministry of the present day was de- graded owing to its poverty. There should be no man in the service of the church who was paid less than twelve Tiundred dollars per yssr. Rev> W. D. Reid, the new superin- tendent of Alberta, spoke of the be- ginning of his work in the great dio- cese and of the various plans which he proposed to adont for its better prosecution. Dr. Geo. Arthur, who flown distances equal to fifty miles over water before. From the time I left the starting field near the Duke of. York's military school at Dover till I landed in England again after circl ing Dover castle I was never in ser- ious-difficulty. The mist bothered me at times but 1 was able to rise above it. I felt safer than those aboard of Toronto, secretary of Manufactur- ers Association; David Forsyth of Ber- lin; James Simpson of Toronto, sec- retary and reporter to the commis- sion, Thomas Bengough, Toronto. The commissioners are empowered to pursue their investigation at such lo- calities as may appear necessary in the Dominion of Canada, in Great Britain, the United States, France, Germany and subject to minister of labor elsewhere on the continent of Europe. It is stated by the department of labor that the two bodies which have been most active in urging upon the [overnment the necessity of appoint- ing a commission on technical educa- tion are Canadian -Manufacturers As- sociation and the Dominion Trades Labor Congress, and in appointing Dr. .Murray and Mr. Simpson, the govern- ment felt that it had given to these important bodies virtually their own nominee. Simpson is regarded here as having wider knowledge of technical education than any other la- bor representative in the Dominion. It is expected that the commission A PROMINENT AMERICAN ships below me for there was no dan- E. N. FOSS, Boston, who won a great polrtsoul bat- tle defeating the Republican candidate by over votes. will enter on its labors early in July. ger of coition where 1 was. The set start wil1 be made making a Awarded By the City Council -Fair Wage Clause inserted At a special meeting 01 the city council yesterday afternoon held in ihe Mayor's office the Forest City j Paving and Construction Company were awarded the contract for 000 square yards oi cement walks, their tender totalling be- _ j manages a Presbyterian hospital for ing the lowest. Two other tenders! J ting sun guided me the homeward trip. The, Wright plane worked wel'- throughout. I found that the rear planes which have been added to the Wright machine increased my stabil- ity in a most graiuying manner. On he way out when up JOGO feet I hit a strong wind which compelled me to Icviate from a straight course some- what but otherwise I went as planned.' SUSTAINED Elections in Hungary Show Defeat of Co- alition Parties Vienna, June 2. Latest returns from the Hungarian government are coupled with complete defeat of the various coalition parties, including that of Julius Justh, who was re- sponsible for the downfall of the Kos- suth Coalition Cabinet. The results of the polling are taken here to show were submitted, Batchellor, Marshall and Skarin and H. J. Goode, Before the contract was awarded Aid. Fraync asked if a fair wage clause was to be inserted. City En- gineer Arnold stated in reply that a minimum wage for laborers of 25 cents per hour had been inserted in the specifications, and had also been inserted in the specifications for street grading at Henderson Park, tenders for which were being called. Ir. regard to teamsters in the grad- ing specifications no wage could be specified because the teamsters were paid by the month, sunshine or rain, and boarded in camp by the con- traciors, and there was no fair wage covering cases of that kind in the the Hungarian people desire a [trades and labor council's fair wage policy of peace and moderation, submitted to the city, they are weary of the constitutional 1 Aid. Fraync moved the motion quarrels and turmoil of the past few years and that they are anxious to see parliament devote its energies to the national development of the t country. awarding the contract which read "That the tender of the Forest iCity Paving and Construction Company for be accepted, provided the necessary bond is put up. he Lutheran people at Vegreville, eceived a warm welcome from riends in Halifax. his The Hudson's Bay Co. declared a dividend .of 65 per cent, per share, making per share for the year. was carried forward. tour of the Dominion from the Atlantic to Pacific, after which the commission will visit United States, Great Brit- ain, Germany, France and any other countries. TO CONSIDER SALE OF LABOR HALL DENTISTS WANT TO BUY WHISKEY turbing the rest ol the stock would indicate that they had an intimate knowledge ol the store, although he maintains there is not a man'besides his brother and himself who knows anything about the stock. Among the goods missing are four or five white muslin Princess 'dresses, with lace and embroidered trimmings, one brown, one red, and one navy blue several net lace waists one'green-grey silk lined ladies' tail- ored suit, one grey ladies' suit with watered silk trimmings 'on the col- lar, several silk waists, one fawn ladies' coat, three-quarter length, half a dozen men's white shirts with pleated bosoms, several sateen under- skirts, one cloth top skirt, a couple of boxes of men's ties, and the most xpcnsive tray of men's cuffs and'col- ar studs, besides a quantity of under- othing ami other goods, the amount f which it is impossible to deter- mine without a thorough checking ov- r of the stock, as when goods wejrc, aken out of boxes the burg-lars were careful to replace the empty boxes vhcre they bad taken them from. The till, in which ten dollars was eft last evening, was intact this morning. This is the first burglary reported in the city for some months and De- tective Egan and Sergeant SHIiker are making a determined effort to locate the goods and catch the rob- bers. STRUCK WATER ON CAMERON RANCH E. Howard's plowing outfit, who are breaking land in the old. ranch, township 10, range ID, have discovered a surface spring giving en- ough water to Keep the outfit run- ning without the necessity of sending tanks to tfte river bottom, three hun- dred feet below, where they are plow- ing- A mass meeting of members of the Trades and Labor Unions in. the cltyj nas been called for Sunday evening, to consider the proposition to dispose of the present Labor Hall and the property on Glyn street, on which it stands, an offer for Its purchase hav- ing been received, and of erecting a liner building In the neighborhood of the Victoria Mansions. London, June are cur- rent that efforts are being made to bring about a conference of political leaders on constitutional questions. VOTE ON BYLAWS AT .WINNIPEG On Their Own Prescriptions Will Appeal For Legislation Toronto, June' important re- commendation will be presented to the provincial secretary at the next session of the legislature with r rfer- ence to the liiiuor law as pertaining to dentists. As the legislation stands now dentists desiring whiskey for in practice as a stimulant for patients cannot on their own prescription ob- Brandon, June whiskey from a druggist. It. must has signed Rutter, a crack right hand oe procured from licensed Hauar pitcher, for Brandon and he will ie- port here when the team arrives. Mor- row says the eastern teams are as strong as the western clubs. SIGNS NEW PITC-IER Winnipeg, June bylaws sub- mitted to property (holders 'of itiie city today met with the usual un- satisfactory turn out of voters. The exact figures are not yet available, but four bylaws providing money for a morgue, tuberculosis hospital, isola- ion hospital and half a million doi- ars for the Centennial Exhibition in A'innipeg passed, but the fifth bylaw o grant four hundred thousand dol- ars for a general hospital was de- feated. Saskatoon, Sask., June bitterly and leniency [or the sake of his wife, who is ill in the hospital, and a little family in very straightened circumstances a man named Saltcr pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing goods from the hardware department of J. T. Cairn's store, in the police court this rfiorn. The value of goods stolen, only amounted to and had been taken when prisoner was employed as a clerk in the store. He was sen- tenced to nine months at hard labor Albert A young homesteader from Blad- worth named W. L. Christie, was brought into custody Friday by A. W. Farler. He was suffering from what was thought to be only a slight gunshot wound in the calf of his He was detained at the City Hospi- tal and thought to be progressing fav- orably, hut yesterday lockjaw set in and he passed away early this morn- ing. The accident occurred while on a pleasure drive on May 24th with several friends. Christie had a 22- caliber rifle with him which he was in of loading when there was an accidental charge, the hullct tear- ing the calf of the leg. Being only a flesh wound it was not thought to be serious ar.d it was not until signs of tetanus were observed that any fears were entertained of his recov- ery. Christie was only nineteen years of age, and he and his brother are homesteading at Bladworth. Both were natives of Lachinc, Que., to which place the body will be shipped this evening for burial. ers. In local option districts it is par- icularly difiicult for dentists. The dental legislation commission of On- tario say that the provincial secretary will be asked for a change In the liquor law so that dentists may buy liquor from a druggist. The officials elected by the Canadian DenUl As sociation are: President, Dr. D. Cowan, Regina; vice-president, Dr. G F. Bush, Winnipeg; secretary-treas nrer, Dr. Barber, Predericton, N. B The oincers of the Dominion DenM Association are: President, Dr. J. M Mngee, St. John; vice-president, Dr Abbott, secretary -treasurer, Dr. D. Cowan, RogSna. REV. MR. SNIDER ELECTED Guelph, June the Hamilton .Methodist conference Rev. D. W. Sni- der of Elora was elected president, and Rev. A. T. Tackaberry, Grimsby, secretary. HURRICANE AT LOYALTY All Houses In Islands Were Other Damage Victoria, B. C., June lives were lost and many "ships were wrecked in a hurricane which swept Loyalty Islands according to ad- vices brought by the steamship Ma- kura from Australia. All houses on the islands were demolished, and co- coanut ami banana trees and other vegetation swept away. The coasteis, Paola and Varlow, were dashed to- pieces on the rocks coast- er was lifted high on the shore. Only one man of its crew escaped, Captain Robcrfton, owner of the coaster, Arthur, who arrived in Fiji with the news, said his vessel was wrecked on Isle aw! practical- ly broken up. ;