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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald H. ALBERTA, WEDNEiDAY, JUNt 23. 1101. NO. 163 STORY OF A BRUTAL DEED New Block On Round St. A Chinaman Of Murder Of Mission- ary In N. Y. G. J. Bryan and Jas. Short are going" to build a two-story brick block 50 x 100 on the property next to the Salva- tion Army. Tenders- will be called for at- once. The block will be used for stores and of- fices. .Jfew York, June and intimidated by the detectives with prosecution and confused with rapid fire questions, Chung Sin, one time room mate of Leon Ling, told this afternoon of Elsie fiigel's murder. Un- the terrific pressure of the third degree the little Chinaman admitted that he had seen the body in Leon Ling's room over the .Eighth .Avenue Chop fiuey restaurant, and that he touched it while it was etill warm that he had smelled drugs and had watched Leon Ling's prepara- tions for placing the body in the trunk where it was lound, partly decom- posed, on Friday last. in fact, it what was learned today at the criminal courts, is correct, described almost every- thing concerning the murder of Major General Franz Sigels grand-daughter, except the actual commission of the crime. He denied having any compli- city io it, and protested stoutly that he was ignorant of the whereabouts of Leon-Xing, the supposed murderer, but after the inquisition he was taken before the coroner and held in 000 bail in the house of detention to await the inquest. Chung Sin is thirty-five rears old and a, native of Canton. He was ar- rested yesterday morning, in a small hamlet near Amsterdam, and brought New York. It was not until today that his spirit was sufficiently bmk- LOIS OF CIVIC WORK UNDER WAY COAL STRIKE IN CAPE BRETON Company Re- cognizes the AMERICAN TEAM WON London, June Meadow- brook, Long Island, Polo team -won the first match played at Purlinghafo today for the American Polo Cup, scoring nine, goals to five for the British team. Union (her Hudrcd Tiw- sad Dollars WiDBeSpent This Year en or sufficient inducements offered as the. case may be, before he cast aside the veil of stolidness which he had maintained, and told of the death of the young missionary which had aroused the. whole country. Then -smoking cigarette upon cigarette to his nerves, the Chinaman told brokenly but with brutal bluntness of the girl's .death. He was surrounded at the time -in the offioe of the assistant district at- torney by detectives from headquar- ters, wh0 had previously put him through a grilling. Members of the district attorney's office were also present and from what could be learn- ed it was Jerome himself who finally drew the story from Chung 8io's_lips. He was told that Leon Ling had been captured and had laid the blame upon his (Chung Sin's) -shoulders. This, together with the persistent -hammering of the prisoner brought the- confession. It was taken down by stenographers. From the man's story, it- was- ap- parent that Elsie Sigel was first drug- ged with chloroform and then choked to death. She waVkilled apparently local improvements that under way in the city at present re- present the expenditure of a large sum of money, over three hundrec thousand dollars. Some of work was started last year but not com- pleted. Cement walks arid street grading contracted for last year are being completed this year. The value of the work done this year in these two lines is and re- spectively. The figures for t-he value of the work being done this year in the city as kindly of The Herald given at the request by the city engineer, Sewer main extension 10.000 Cement, sidewalks Cement sidewalks, balance 1908 contract Plank sidewalks Boulevards Grading, 1909 4.000 Water main extensions Grading. 1908, balance lo- cal improvement Combined power plant and pumping station exten- sions to well and conduit system Total SAYS McGILL'S TALK WAS "JJTTER RUBBISH" Sydney, X. International Board of U.M.W. of A. meeting at Indianapolis today whenv President Lewis presented to- the board his re- port of the existing conditions as he found them in. this district and ac- tion upon his report was taken ac- cordingly. A request will -be present- ed to the Mine Operators and Mine Ownars of. Nova Scotia to meet the U. M. W. executive of Nova Scotia on Friday, July 2nd, with a view to discussing the situation as it exists in" this province. In -the event of the mine operators and owners failing to agree to meet the representatives of the U.M.W. a strike will probably be declared on Tuesday, July 5. The U. M.. W. lodges in Cape Breton are holding special meetings to instruct their delegates as to the action, they j will take at the district convention i EARTHQUAKE IN CALIFORNIA Grass Valley, Cal., June earthquake, the most severe shock ex- perienced here in several years oc- curred at 11.25 oclock last night. A second and lighter shock came at 11.49. Reports "from Marysville, Ne- vada City, Chico and Coltax, say these towns were also shaken. No damage has been reported. Kb Compami Mas Been Arrested By tie Mounted Price MAY BE GREAT LOSS OF LIFE Explosion In a Coal Mine In Pennsyl- vania Cost. Kosawan was arrested yester- day and is now' a prisoner at the R. N. "W. M. P. barracks. He was ar- rested under the vagrancy act on the charge of living without employment. This is the man who has been with the dwari on the streets of the city. Later the dwarf Steve Arones who, Pittsburg, Pa., June ex- piosion occurred today in the mine of the Xrfckawfftbjaa ,Coal an-d Coke Company, at Wchrum, Indiana, coun- ty. Over a hundred men were in the mine. It is believed a large number were killed and injured. At 9.45 a. m. nearly two hours after the acci- dent few of the 100 men who were in :he -mine, have reached the surface. At 10.15 three bodies terribly mut- ilated had been recovered from the mine. At that hour ten injured, men, some fatally, had also been, brought to the surface. As to the extent of -the accident nothing definite can be ascertained at present, but it is ap- parently serious. The few men who escaped from the mine were burned and blackened, in- dicating that the force of the axp.-o- sion was heavy. Xone of them ,rere in condition, to give details but from one it was learned that the explosion New Officer For Miners Vice-President Powell of Dis- trict 18 IS. M. W. of A. has succeeded F. H. Sherman as President of the District. Clem Stubbs, Bellevue, who was defeated by Powell for the vice presidency, appoint- ed vice president pro tern by the district board. STEEL LAID IS ACROSS THE RIVER The Big Steel Bridge Is Nearly Ready For NOTHING WRONG WITH THE WORK Mr. Boulton s Chafes Un- founded-Gly Couacil Investigates to be held in Sydney on the 29th has, been telling that he was twenty mine simultaneously. and 30th of this month. It is under- stood that the U.M.W. men of the Hub Mine, Glace Bay, met last night and decided in favor of a strike and that the lodge of Dominion No. 1 did ikewise last evening. All other sec- Ions of the organization are expect- ed to take the same course. yenrs of age came to see the prisoner and when closely questioned by the police, the little lad admitted that he was only thirteen years of age. Now the prisoner is charged under the act for i ant and The has been made that and ior a settlement may be reached at pres- i I dence will rrom'iGal- ent upon the sole, conditions of the ;ompaoy's recognizing the union in which case the members of the U.AT. i gary and Edmonton-- where the pair have been and from Mundare. where the parents of the" child reside. W. will be a party to the present The also admitted today working agreement between the com- 1 that lhe dwarK. was only thirteen >any and its employees and carry of hat agreement out to the end. If. I dressed boy his recognition is -granted the- set- lement finally reached, there will .o further prosecutions to be with. The also, that he had a dwarf man. has been staying among m Stafford village, since the dealt'arrest companion traveller. It is strange that the police The International executive board Calgary and Edmonton, did not see ave arranged m the event of a through the dwarf fake. The accused trike -being called to furnish the sum j admitted that he had taken out a f a week for the mainten- 1 license to exhibit the dwarf ai Ed- nce of the men and their families, inonton. Rescuing parties are making little headway owing to the great confus- ion, at the mine. Work also seriously 'retarded by smoke from the pit mouth, and traces of deadly after damp. As soon as it was known that an accident had occurred the trunk. At point of the story, the Chinaman was asked savagely if he had not assisted his.ptl in putting body into the'trunk. Chung started perceptibly, but said POLICE COURT CASES. At tie police court this_pa0rniiig two cases of -disorderly conduct were tried before Ifag-istrate MacdougaH and received a fine of and 94 to- wards the city revenue. Plaintiff Won Interesting Suit fie had had no hand in it. "I didn't her no said Chung Bin. "and when I asked Leon bow phe died, he said she had bitten her tongue and bled to death. Leon told Chuhf 8iu that he was going to the trunk to Jersey thence to Europe. As a matter of fact, it lay ia the ituffy little room until the proprietor of the restaurant be- low noticed the odor about the build- ing tad summoned the police. "Did Leon take her there -or did of her own accord F" he was taked. went there he replied. in lore with Leon or io lore with At this Cbung only and He indicated, "how- evef, that the firl sought out -the Chinaiian. Mr. Justice Stuart has handed down another judgment of a case tried at tbe recent- sitting of the Supreme Court. In the case of Hill vs. Spraid, the judgment js given for the plain- tiff for with interest at 8 per cent, from August 15, 1907. This case arose out of a sale of land in Louisiana by A. H. Hill of De- catur, 111., to Chas. Spraid of Milk River through agents in "North Da- kota, where the bargain took place. The defendant-'gave a forfeit note of 1500 which was to be part of cash payment of ii deal went through. Spraid did not complete the bargain or pay the note. Hill sued for payment of the note and for spe- cific performance of the contract. Spraid held- that here was no formal agreement and that Alber'a courts had no jurisdiction in compelling spe- cific performances and that the onus of proving application of laws of MOUNTED POLICEMEN AFTER TRAIN ROBBERS Supt Constantino-In Charge Of Party Will Try To Capture Gang That Held Up C. P. iL Train In British Columbia told.the price paid for the job, Mr. Hurdle told the committee that it was the cheapest work of the kind ever new line to Macleod the bridge will become the front-, door-; of the city. The designers and builders are cer- tainly deserving for the ra-'.': p_id completion of the'.--work. The Huge pieces Of eteel made at Walker- ville, Ont.; shipped here all fitted tpgether exactly to the fraction "of an together with more ease than a child- .jould build a puzzle house with build ing blocks. will take two weeks to complete the riveting. A few1 other details are yet to be completed. The immense travelling crane will be taken to piec- es to be shipped t-o Yale, B, C., where a bridge is to be built across the Fra- ser river. DR. KENNEDY RESIGNS there was a smash. A wheel broke, Up Petition on University .Sen-.- the of the wagon tried to catch up with the front. Wagon and man and sewer pipe took. a. leap intr, the air. The pipe came down in a thousand pieces while the man re- c-'ived a severe bruise on his arrn. Another wagon was procured and the other country rested with the plain- tiff. Judge Stuart overruled all these points. He ordered that if the amount of the judgment were not paid to the Clerk of the Court within fifteen days, the plaintiff was to issue execution for that amount. The plaintiff must deposit-title of the land before the Clerk of Court pays the money over. NEW YORK TO LONDON IN FIVE Makes it an Accomplished Fact York, June advreea received here tonight by the Cunard line are that the Mauritania landed her passengers in Liverpool this af- ternoon when they immediately took train for London, arriving there this C. F. P. K. C., for plain-'evening. This is ihe fulfillment tiff C. Simmons for defend- of the promised days from New ant. 'York to London. Ask Ftr a Grant Tt Keep tie Pnfessiotil Ball Team Gong Medicine Hat, June the last, meeting of the city, council a request was received fr6m -thd Medi- cine Hat Athletic who asked for a grant of X) from the city treasury. It was pointed out that the club' had suffered through being unable to play more than the scheduled games, on account of unfavorable weather conditions at the beginning of the season. There was npw a deficiency pf f and the club would have to" give up its franchise (which would- tie eagerly snatched up) unless assistance was New Liner To Butte, Mont. ijtantiho and will, bead the pursuit of were gathered up. ihe robbers; Already a posse of citi-' zens an-d provincial are scour- ing the mountains Kara- loops, but these will give way to the police when thej- arrive. Thiel detectives, who are always placed in charge of the work of the C. P. R., are rushing to the scene from all sides., Spokane men .arc already there, and tod-ay five chosen mep from the Eastern force arc on their way. They passed through Regina today and at the station by Inspector Heflernan the K.N.W.M.P. The in- spector was somewhat reticent when asked for his opinion of the but admitted that he did not think Calgary, .Tune of the Canadian Western Railway, that willc-onnoct" Calgary" Montana, arc now in the_ city out- fitting an engineering party that will leave on a surveying the next three This; means that the work on this road is corn- Bill Minor had. anything to do with j mencing and that it will be complet- thf hold-up. This statement was Jed even earlier than was anticipated, made after, Consultation with In-j The total lerfgth of the new road Hrown in charge of the Thiel Macleod 1 .Macleod, June G. A. nedy, of resigned jaz member of the Senate of the -Uni- versity of Alberta. and Mrs. F. B. Ward, of andra Ranche, Narttoh.. -sailed1 day from Montreal tftree or, four months1 in England.. Mrs. Ward is the daughterVf Dr: Gr. A. Kennedy. u'-- :Mr Cecil T.'M. Sapsiord, who new Macleod acquisition, has accept- ed a position as special the Mutual Life of Canada He expects his wife to poin him -here for residence but will maintain -an office: Lethbridge. His territory -is very extensive, being given as far-west as Cranbrook, B. C. Mrs. William C. vrith'-' her little daughter 'Muriel, left yes- terday for Cumberland, TJ. C., where she is to make a two months' visit' with her brother. Rev. H. -S. Hast- ings, of that place. i, Major Raven and Sergt. of the l.-ethbridgo post of the .M.P., joined the offpedition at forthcoming. The merchants had sub- last: night. scrttx-d "liberallu. It would be dis- astor if the good advertisement that JAN SHOOTING AFFRAY the club provided were "lost, and it Torr-nto, j'um- Mooselino. was evident also from the large ja" Italian, living ,tt Centra crowds which attended that the game j twice through the left when completed' will be 1601 VOTED DOWN DOLLAR miles. From Calgary the line; will j Washington, June Senate run in a southwesterly direction. It today voted down an amendment for will run from 20 to 30 rai'es west of the present C. r. R. line, to Macleod and west of the Porcupine Hills, fol- lowing as closely as possible the val- ley of t'ho Old Man river to Pincher Creek. From 1'incher it will run by the easiest rou'to to Butte. It will be pushed forward as rapidly as- pos- sible and be completed a- nm.: was a source of great pleasure to the the abdomen and once throiiph the jsonable time. Actual construction citizens. These points were driven by A deputation which subse- quently waited on the council. AW. in an Italian shooting af- fray in thp.Ward this afternoon. As a result of the shooting is Morrow wished to refer tbe matter now lying in St. Michn.jl'? hospital to the finance committee, but to this in dangerous condition. Particu- Spencer and Howwm lar." to cause of t-he shooting contending it question nave not been learned at a. Lite for the whole council to decide, and j hour, hut Joseph Rnsse, also an the letter was toft on the to i is under arrest charged nt- the next naeetinsr. i tempted mnrder. will be commenced ;as iBobrt as the survey fs completed, whfcfc will towards the enrl of this fallcor next, spring, Tho now opera "Corwpr Bora- T.-S Crmbh s-t roots; ing progress. The f in and the brick work will on Thursdwy morninf; dollar lumber by the decisive vote of 24 tc 44. BUILDING PERMITS Tom Clark, Cutbill 'St., x addition, _T. Oahh St.. dwelling. Bent. Crabb St., dwelling. I." H. Pierce, Crabb St., dwelling, 8. Knapman, London Road, dxtoH- idg. 1800." ?Eugene London Rd., dwel- ling, Heytena. London Rd.-, dwel- Jing. :'Eugene Heytens, London Rd., dwel-- ling, ;