Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
fAUEHUT WINDOW IN SLEEP SATURDAY, JUNE I, HOI. J. Brfcy, i Yieaitj if Neose Jaw Ustffisljfe NO. (10. VOTE FOR THE BY-LAWS ON MONDAY WIFE OF A BANKER SLAIN IN CHURCH Jaw, June Kirby, a homesteader from near Horse died iu the hospital here as a result of a peculiar accident at Morse. He was staying at the hotel there Monday night and while walking in his sleep stepped out of an upper window and fell heavily to the ground, fracturing and dislocating his back bone. Kirby was brought to the Moose hospital but recovery was im- possible. He has no relatives here, but the remains will likely be sent to Maidstonc, Ont., whore a sister, Mrs. J. Collins, lives. BRIDES CN ROUTE Montreal, June 125 Scot tish immigrants, who arrived here to day on the Donaldson line Athenia, were twenty youug women bound for western points, where they will be met and married, by young men who preceded them to Canada. WILL PAY BACK THE MONEY Toronto, .Tune Investigation in- to the accounts, of county magistrate and constables as ordered by -York Ooujity Council, concluded yesterday. To Judge Winchester and other ials Magistrate Ellis .admitted scnv; slight discrepancies between .iruouuts apparently paid to ham and amounts he should, have handed over to tii-j county. He promised to cheque for the amount .of- (tendency. Judge Winchester stated that-' Magis- trate Ellis very. c his honor loose bookkeeping and .too handling of Mr. Ellis' books by other People. W. C. Simmons Will Conduct Mwt- in.Medicine Hat District Next Week Medicine Hat, June C. Sim- mons, M. P. M., Liberal candidate for the Commons for this district, spent a couple of days here this week. On Tuesday he visited Walsh and Irvine, accompanied by Mr. James Rae, meeting a numberjjf the resi dents. Yesterday he spent in the city. Mr. Simmons reports a cordial recep tion throughout the district. He has arranged for a trip througl the south country next x week, going to Joseph burg on Wednesday, and on Thursday, the llth, holding the fol- lowing meetings: At 10 a.m., at Cy- press School House -at 2 p.m. New- burg School House; at 8 p.m. at Con cordia School House. On Friday, the 12th, an afternoon meeting will be held at-Irvine at 2 p.m. This is Mr. Simmon's first trip into the country districts around Medicine Hat, and he hopes to meet a number of the set- tlers at his meetings. Major HODGINS INQUIRY Hodgins Says Wrong Was Not Intentional Doing Crazed Man Kills Leader of Village Because She Would Not Let Him Marry Her Daughter OoMeld, Wis., June E. H. (trail was struck in the township of Orvis, social leader of this village and wife of Banker E. H. Orvis, was shot and killed in the First Methodist church here Sunday morning at the close of services by Grant Poole, aged 36 years, because Mrs. Orvis would not permit Poole to marry her daug- ter, Miss Grace Orvis. Poole waited in his pew until the congregation began to file out after the benediction by the Rev. Dr. Sabin Balsey and fell in behind Mrs. Orvis, who was greeting the other worshipers with 'gracious smiles as she passed out. In the .Crowded vestibule of the church Poole drew a 'revolver and ired three shots, one of them piercing tfrs. Orvis' heart and causing instant death. The ring of the shots'ming- led with the final notes of the organ postlude. 'In the pandemonium that followed the assassin plunged through the crowd and escaped into the rocky, heavily timbered hills that skirt the village. Worshippers Go In Pursuit Dr. Halscy and the members of his congregation started in pursuit, while word was sent to the sheriff in Fond du Lac, which is the county seat of Fond du Lac county, and immediately organized a posse of 300 men, mostly members of Dr. Halsey's congrega- tion. Mrs. Orvis was carried into the par- sonage. The women of the congrega- tion turned their attention to reviving Lodoga, northwest of OaknV.d, and the worn pursuers took .fresh energy and pressed on. Poole Sighttd in Clearing At 8 o'clock a shout from a farmer who wus at the side, of Sheriff Dana rang out. "There he the farmer cried, and the posse members within hearing sprang forward into a little clearing the dusky form of a man was just disappearing in the last light of day. A shot was fired at him but it had no effect. Sheriff Dana, fearing that Poole would fire on his men, sent a detach- ment to the other side of the ing through the woods, directing them, to get behind the rocks on the other side and await orders from him., As the straggling members of the party came up a solid cordon was thrown around the place and drew slowly in. Fugitive Gives Up Easily Poole came out of hiding as the men drew close to" him, ancirthrowing down his weapon and with his hands in the air, said: "Don't shoot." Poole and his pursuers were all ex- hausted but the sheriff and Attorney Husting on the march back to Fond du Lac had much trouble in persuad- ing tfse angry villagers of Oakfield to permit Poole tn get to the jail alive. The rmmler occurred at 11.45 in. the morning. It would be difficult to find her, but their efforts were unavailing, a more dramatic setting for a tragedy. A doctor reached her aide in a short] The Methodist church of. Oakfield is while after the shooting and with a'one of the oldest in this .section and few seconds'' that life was Word was taken from the chamber to the villagers outside and the ex- citement grew into a frenzy. Cries of "Lynch Him" "Lynch him! Lynch the cry rang out and those men of the com- munity who had not rushed into the at the first alarm started to overtake "their fellow citizens in the chase, armed with shotguns, rifles, and revolvers, with here and there a man carrying a rope hung over his shoul- der. When the sheriff and the district attorney arrived they gathered the Scattered, unorganized forces from the surrounding country and systematiz- ed the search. Dr. Halsey and other level headed members of the commun- ity counseled moderation and urged ttieir followers to permit the law to includes" practically of "the" "church ''going people in the village and community. Its pastor, Dr. Hasley, is one of the leading mem- bers of the Methodist clergy in Wis- consin, who was for years pastor of the Grand avenue church in Milwau- kee. For ten years he was pastor of the Division street church in Fond du Lac. First Tragedy in Generation Oakfield is one of the most prosper- ous farming communities in the state and this is the first tragedy to occur there in a generation. The motive for the murder commit- ted today lies in a grudge which Poole has carried against Mrs. Or- vis for five years, when she ordered him to cease his attentions to lier daughter, her objection being due to his mental condition. Some time ago Poole attempted to commit suicide by rieal with the fugitive u they caught shooting and was committed to the "Northern Hospital for the Insane at Oskosh, where he remained for some time and was finally discharged as cured. Ottawa, June the Hodgins in quiry yesterday afternoon Major Hodgins saitf that if Mr. Grant, in specting engineer, of the Transcon tincntal commission had added tc the cost of the line by overclc .sifica tion, it was an error of judgment and not deliberate wrong doing. The inquiry was adjourned for a week. In thft meantime Chief Engineer Lumsden, of the Transcontinental commission and Mr. Wood, assistant chief engineer of the Grand Trunk Pacific will go over the district which Major Hodgins formerly had charge of. him. Rocky Caverns for Refuge The country, surrounding Oakfield is an ideal place for. a fugitive to conceal himself and' the sheriff ex- pected Poole to put up a battle for his .life before submitting to capture. The village is upon of rock that runs down to Lak'e Winnebago about twenty miles away, besides being covered with a forest and heavy undergrowth, the country is honey- combed with caves and rocky caverns. A well armed and desperate man could stand off a posse for days in that neighborhood and possibly es- cape in the darkness of night. At 7.30 after the had searched throughout the long afternoon, Poole's WINNIPEG WHEAT MARKET Winnipeg, June break of al- most three cents occurred in Winni peg wheat yesterday and was the oc casion of much spirited trading. June wheat opened at yesterday's closing price, 1-2 and immediately drop- ped one cent. From that a fluctua tion was noticeable -toward higher prices, but this WBS but temporary and a steady decline followed till the closing price of was reached. Chicago, Minneapolis and American markets generally game extent. fell away to the two mud slides are reported about Eour miles east, one being over 107 feet long and about 90-feet deep. The bridge wesfc U now getting in bad shape, and the bridge east, itf em- passable. The passengers of the extra astbound was sidetracked at St. Mary's for over four hours on ac- count of mud slides and will have to be transferred At the bridge about miles east. The C. P. E. has gent a special train with about sixty Japs from Macleod to clear up the slides in cuttings and big progress is being made although quite a quantity of'gumbo is still coming down 3.11 the time. The St. Mary's river is still rising and no telling what damage will yet be done. The bridge foreman, Mr. Erickson, who has been tenting he-re has hud nearly his whole outfit'destroyed, and his tents are now under ten feet of water. It is also said that some of BRIDGES WASHED AWAY BY RAGING TORRENTS Bridges at Cardston, Milk River and Kimball Carried Away-Traffic Completely Blocked The flood is not likely to beat the records of J902 after all. This morn ing the water at the pump house was at the same level as it was in the former flood and at four o'clock this morning stopped rising. Mr. Farran, the C. P. R. engineer says that the level this morning "Is the telegraph poles have fallen feet lower than that oi 1902' the east of here on account of the cuttings dlfffeuce of the measurements being sliding, making quite a lot of trouble fe for the linemen. backed UP by the C' P' R' struction. At the traffic bridge where the water has a clean sweep, the wa ter is higher than it was on the form- er occasion. From the railway bridge, with a glass it looked as if the water was just above the concrete pier but P. Burns' driver says that the water was over the deck of the bridge this morning when he drove over it from the company's slaughter house. Water Rose Past The river is now about fifteen feet above low water mark and has risen 1 STRUCK BY TRAIN MAN WAS KILLED Fort Francis, June Caws by, one of the early settlers at Strat ton, was killed early this morning a freight train while Valking on the track. Dr. Moore, the coroner of Fort Francis was called to investi- gate and after hearing the evidence decided it was a case of accidental death. KEEP OUT THE OPIUM Lindsay, Ont., June the Bay of Quinte Methodist .conference yes- terday the Moral ''Reform and Tem- perance committee brought in a reso- lution asking the -Dominion govern- ment to prohibit "importation, manu- facture ttnd sale of opium except as medicine. In various places the track is being washed away. At Stirling the water in Eighteen Mile Lake has got so high that it is running out of the lake, under the railroad track and east into Kipp Coulee. At Magrath, the Pot Hole bridge which was most feared is now considered safe as the river water there has receded two feet since last night. The wires are down both on the A. R. I. and the provincial telephone .lines between here and Cardston, being probably washed out on the flats near the bridge which has been injured. At Kimball headgates last night the rush of water was unprecedented, there being no less than between thirty-seven and forty thousand feet per second going down the St. Mary's. It reached its highest point at eight o'clock last night and has since been going back. Headgates Damaged The headgutes have been, it is fear- eleven feet six inches since last ed, seriously damaged at Kimball. At ASSEMBLY AT WINNIPEG Showed Signs of Insanity Recently he has been showing signs of rctiirning insanity and had again been ordered to remain away from the Orvis home. Mrs. E. H. Orvis was a daughter of Abel Bristol, a banker, and one of the wealthiest residents of the county, while the daughter who was the ob- ject of Poole's attention was a book- keeper in the bank at Oakfield. The family is one of the most prominent in this part of Wisconsin. Mrs. Orvis is survived by her husband and two daughters. Winnipeg, June the general assembly last evening thirty-one min- isters from outside Canadian Presby- terian churches applied for admission Rev. Mr. Pringlc, Dawson City, and Rev. Mr. Grant, formerly of -Dawson City presented notes of the church in the Yukon district. The morning's session was taken up with unfinished college business. Imports from east- ern home mission were presented. Foreign mission reports were present- ed and this eveninp will be devoted to popular address.-; on home mis sions. At noon luncheon will be given to J. Wilbur Chapman, evangelist, who addressed the delegates. In. the afternoon Rev. Christie Brown, repre senting the American Presbyterian WATER DRIVES RANCHERS OUT Exciting Experiences at St Mary's- Water Carries Houses Away Tents Buried in Water (Special to tht Herald.) were got to safety. His efforts, for St. Mary's Alberta, June assistance with teams for the rescue day was experienced one of the great- est floods seen in St. Mary's for some years. The St. Mary's river has risen about 15 ft. or more overflowing the greater part of the low lands am? putting several ranchers of their homes. A sad experience was at Mr. Scotty Ross's ranch today when all his house-hold effects were lost and a large hen ranch swept away. It was with difficulty that the occupants of his goods, were useless. Mr. MacNabb, another rancher, had his whole summer crop nearly destroyed, his large garden being a wide river now, and the water-is ap- proaching his house fast. There arc large trees rooted out along the river, and floating down with terrific force, sweeping every- thing ahead of them. The C. P. R. bridges and trestles are church addressed the presented greetings. delegates and Addresses vril' e made tonight by Rev. R.P. McKay. general secretary of foreign missions; Rev. Grant, Honan: Rev. McCrea, of DISCHARGED Thursday when it receded a little from the day before. Last night the water kept steadily rising until four o'clock this morning it became stationary. Between twelve o'clock last night, the river rose no less than fourteen inches. This rise was likely due to the influence of the breaking of the dam at Raymond yesterday morning. The volume of water down the river is something tremendous. Although the water may not possibly be as high as it was at the previous flood, there is a great deal more wa- ter as the cutting of the banks on that occasion made the river much wider. A foot of water on. the top of the river today means a great deal more than it did six years ago. It is estimated that there is easily a volume of two hundred and fifty thousand feet per second going at the present time. Houses Under Water There has not been very much de- bris seen going down and that only brush. There have been no signs of any buildings being wrecked. The river is running very fast and the only wonder is that the trees on the bottom are at all able to withstand the force. The island is completely covered and alt-the fiat north of the pump house is under water. W. Ap- pleby's house is half under water, the old Gait house is in a similar con- dition and th'e water is standing eight feet deep around Burns' slaughter house. The water at Mrs. Stafford's is within six inches of where it was in 1902. Bridges Washed Out Reports from outside points give neagre details of damage to railroads, bridges and telegraph lines. The A. R. St. I. Co. is suffering heavily. Last light the bridge at" Milk River went lut bodily and is piled up on the banks farther down a broken- mass of '.iinbcrs. The east end of the bridge? it Cardston is gone and it will be a long time, possibly two weeks before Magrath, the embankments have been washed away occasioning slight dam age. No report of the Spring Coulee headgates can be got as the wires are down. The ditches are not suffering any damage as the flow of water in these is under control. C. P. R. Still Blocked The C. P. R. West J5 still blocked and no trains have ben running. The Calgary-Macleod line is in shape again and the No. 7 train, Spokane flyer, was taken around by Calgary and Macleod last night.. The mixed local left for Medicine Hat this morning as no reports of any damage have been received. ..No..5.w41. come here to meet the train that is blocked from the west. This'train is still at, St. and likely be there until mid- night or later. In the meantime the people of Lethbridge will be without their mails. The bridge west of Whoop Up yes terday moved a few inches, just enough to make it unsafe and was repaired but in a little while it moved again. The cut this side of the bridge caved in covering several rods of the track to a depth of five feet. A big gang of Japs have been brought out from Macleod to work on the any trains can get to Cr.rdston. traffic bridge at Cardston has Head of Fernie Police Job His Forme, B. C.. June a session of the police commission Chief of Po- lice Pennycuick was discharged for non-performance duty. W. C. Bryan, of Macleod. has been offered the position and will doubtless ac- cept. Bryan has just finished a ser- vice of twenty in the Royal North West Mounted Police, and has a splendid record. rERNJE SEPARATIQM Fernic, B. C., June The first separation case ever tried in East Kootenay, occupied the attention of his lordship Judge Irving for the space of twenty minutes, when Wil- liam Moore was granted a separation from his wife on the usual statutory grounds. Moore a railroad man residing at Cranbrook. The woman is said to bo livintr with the co-res- pondent Bradford, near Medicine Hat. OWLS AT CHURCH The Order of Owls will parade and attend divine service at the Baptist Tabernacle tomorrow morning. Rev. in great danger at many places and Wm. Reid will preach. The also been swept away and report says that Lho bridge at Kimball has suffered a similar fate. MR. FIEUHNG GUESSED IT RIGHT Tke Strplts Wl NiMteei Dollars Reach Ottawa, June finance de- partment will close the books for tkyt Iscal year ending March 31 last, in a ew days. A few returns are still to come in and definite figures now in show that Mr. Fielding's estimate iu his budget speech of a surplus of Will be more than Vealiy.- ed. The total revenue for the year s alight ly over The statement for revenue for May, as shown on the books of the finance de- partment on the last day of the month was a decrease of as compared with the corresponding month of last year. The total revenue for the first two months of the present fiscal year is given as a decrease of compared with April and May of 1907. CRUELTY IN THE GERMAN ARMY Berlin. June non-com- missioned officers of the guard artil- who were tried by have been sentenced lery' regiment court martial, to terms of imprisonment varying from two weeks to fifteen months. They were charged with the mal- treatment of subordinates. There were no fewer than six hundred counts in the charge against the prin prisoner, Sergeant Thamm, who is said to have caused a gunner to 'commit suicide in fear of further ill- treatment. Thain, according to the reports, freely used horsewhips and bitchains upon his victims and Corqcd them to run .the' gauntlet Iwtween lines of older soldiers. the two ALBERTA COMMENDED Lord's Day Official Says Sabbath Ob- servance Act Is Well Enforced Calgary, June W. M. Roch- of Winnipeg, western secre- tary of the Alliance, addressed a meeting here giving an account of the work in the four western provinces, of which he is in charge. In the city of Winnipeg, in spite of great opposition, the law is now slides. The mud on this slide is still fftirly well observed The Al. coming and''fills up the cut as fast as it is taken, out. This morning a train went out with provisions for the gang there who have been without food since yester- day afternoon. They will bring back to town the fourteen passengers who have been staying at St. Mary's and enjoying the fare of the boarding car there. They will fo brought in as soon as the train can get through to St. Mary's. Among the heaviest losers will be J. Gunn Sons, the bridge contract- ors. Practically their whole plant is under the river and they are at pres- ent unable to estimate what their loss will .be. They have throe hoisting engines and a traction engine, their pilo driver and all the rest of their expensive plant will be put out of business for a considerable time. They will not be able to resume their work in the river until next fall and will (Continued on Back Page.) liance had been grossly misrepresent- ed, owing to its efforts to secure a fair and impartial enforcement of the law. In six, months there had been 112 convictions and 232 informations. The action in every case had been taken by civil authorities and not by the Alliance. In British Columbia less had been accomplished than in any of the other provinces, but considerable progress had been made. The law is being better enforced in Alberta than in any other of the west- ern provinces, a fact of which the people and the government may well be proud, but a groat deal yet remains to be done. Eternal vipilnnce is reqxiired in or- der that the friends of the Lord's Day Act may keep what they have gained- The other side are active and are op- posing it with all the desperation of a stron? but losing game. HARCOURT TO BE ASKED TO EXPLAIN Deputy Minister of Agriculture's Ignor- ance About Conditions in Southern Alberta A meeting of the council of the Board of Trade was held last even- ing. There were present President Conybearc and Messrs. Noursc, An- derson, Hatch and Buchanan. T. S. Mackenzie, of the 0. W. Kerr Co., ac- companiori by P. V. Collins, publish- er of the Northwestern Agriculturalist also attended and during the evening Mr. Collins made a splendid speech, optimistic in tone and historical in character. He referred to the impres- sion that had existed a few yenrs ago that the Saskatchewan Valley and Al- berta were arid and then went back into the earlier cbys of the United States when all the country west of the Allegheny mountains was con- sidered worthless. However when the fertile Ohio valley was discovered this impression was removed though for long years after that period the territory west of the Mississippi was characterized as the great American dosort. This impression had also been removed ami the Western States were now the richest in the union. West- (Continued on Back Page.) AMERICAN ASSOCIATION K. G. Hall, of Calgary, general sec- retary of the American Association of Alberta is in the- city effecting the organization of a branch of the As- sociation here. A meeting for this purpose will be held in the Council Chamber this evening at 8.30 o'clock for this purpose. All Amer- ican citizens, those who have been American citizens and those who have lived in the United States are re- quested to attend. The principles and purpose of the association arc identical with those of the Canadian Societies in the various cities through- out the United States. The executive of the Dominion Fair at Calgary have allowed the Associa- tion to have July 4th for American Day at the fair. It is up to all Amer- ican mon and to support the orpaniz.ition of the association. W. R. Dobbin is the secretary pro tern. ENTITLED TO VOTE Those entitled to vote on the by- laws on Monday ore all who are as- sessed for S400 and prop- whose nnmes appear on last year's assessment roll.