Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6. IIM. NO. 122. OPEN VERDICT IN JAMES CASE Hold Up Price July Wheat Winnipeg Jury Could Not, Name the Mur- derer Winnipeg, May cables come higher. Conditions of weather in Western Canada improved and prices on wheat went higher. It-was also reported that weather in South- em States was too hot, the change being too sudden. May advanced July advanced, Winnipeg. May coroner's jury brought in an open verdict last night in the case of Mrs. James, who was murdered on Dominion street two weeks ago. Eider added to the verdict, censuring conduct of judges for not protecting witnesses from abuse, thus keeping back many wit- nesses and making it very hard to get conviction in homicide cases. At the opening of the-inquest Cor- oner Inglis made caustic remarks re- garding the attacks made by lawyers on witnesses in upper courts, and attributed this in a large degree to difficulty in bringing out material witnesses, they keeping knowledge to themselves. Dr. Bell, who performed the au- topsy, again testified and said Mrs. James had been killed approximate- ly an hour after dinner, corroborat- ing also the statement of James as to what she had eaten. The husband of the murdered wo- man was then recalled and subjected to a gruelling cross examination by Crown Prosecutor Hastings, lasting two hours, and several times the coroner was obliged to check vigor of examination. James said his wife was usually very communicative but had told him nothing -about the visit of a strange man to the house on the morning of the murder. Through- ...out his showed he had a remarkable memory. If, closed at closing Liverpool closing wheat No.. 2 "red western winter spot, nominal, 'fu- tures steady, July 9s 2Jd. Sept.. 8s id- LIVELY TIME AT THE CITY COUNCIL New York, May The record price for May wheat was exceeded on. the New York grain market today- when its quotation advanced cents to 135- .At the same tixns July wheat xven't up 3 to 1223 Reports of a shortage in the supply of cash wheat were associated with the ad- There was also a rumor that a pool had been formed to hold up the price of July. Secretary Treasurer Says He Won't Be Dictated To TIPS ABOUT FIRE BRIGADE Retiring Chief Fowler Offers Some Very Good Advice HANDLING ALBERTA GRAIN C. P. R. Will Use Modern Appliances at Vancouver Vancouver, B. .C., May .the introduction of modern sacking ma- chines and power conveyors, which will take the wheat as it is shovel- ed by power out of freight cars in which it is brought in bulk from Al- berta, hoist it to hoppers above the sacking machine ajnd subsequently pick up the filled sacks and carry them .to'the holds of waiting steam- ers, the C. P. R. -will next fall and winter solve the problem of cheap grain handling at the port of Van- C. P. R. MAN SUICIDES Nelson, B. May body of James W. .Cole, inspector of airbrak- es in the yards of the C. P. K. was found on the outskirts of the city this afternoon. A shot gun beside the body showed a. clear case of suicide. V. P. EVANS IS SORE AT MORGAN Accuses Him Of Supporting Operators Miners Fernie, B. C., May a meet- ing of the district board of the U. M. A. of America will be Held here not later than Thursday to bring about another meeting with the op- Aerators for the purpose of reconsid- ering the preamble to agreement ar- rived at in the first meeting in Mac- leod, is now assured. The district officers are still dis- satisfied with the attitude taken by the international board, and Vice- President Evans is reported to have said that the .main inside trouble is with Morgan and the international, and that it is in order to satisfy the demands made by these parties to go back to the Macleod proposals that the unions will take another vote on the question. Morgan comes in for some vory harsh criticism from Evans, who practically accuses him of supporting the operators to the detriment of the union. FATHER OF PREMIER McBRIDE New Westminster, B. C., May Mr. Arthur H. McBride, father of Premier McBride, and one of the early pioneers of British Colombia died suddenly at his home in this city this morning, aged 73 yews. He came to Canada in 1868 and to New Westminster over 40 years ago. Ex-Chief Fowler in his final report to the city council gave the council his idea of some of the work that lies before them in the way of pro- viding more and better fire fighting apparatus and accommodation. The council filed the report for future re- ference. The report read as follows: To the Hon. Members of the City Council: this letter I am handing you my final report and beg" to submit the following additional remarks. I have had charge of the fire de- partment for two years and three months and in that time have liad fifty-two fires, during that time my fire loss has been less than no fire has got beyond the building that it started in. I hope that my successor will have the same good luck that I have had and that he shall always be able to say the insurance companies that Lethbridge has the smallest fire loss of any city of its size in Canada, but, Gentlemen, I wish you to bear in mind that this city is growing very fast and in order to keep the low re- cord in fire loss you must increase the fire department with the growth of the city. You at present need two more stations, well equipped, one in the North Ward and one in the south end of the city. At the Central sta- tion you need three teams of ;horses and a chief's horse and buggy, hook and ladder truck, hose waggon, che- mical engine and You need at present at least feet more of and you want to buy a better grade than you have in the past. Cheap hose is dear at'any price. In many parts of the city you should have more hydrants, out near the warehouses and mills there are not enough to meet the vast increase of building.' If the water dept. can't see their jway clear to put. .them in, the fire and light committee should put them 'in their estimate and charge to the fire -equipment. Now, gentlemen, fire apparatus is cheaper "than insurance, and if we get one bad fire, and if it gets "away, through the lack of apparatus insur- ance will go up. You should have now your chief and about ten paid men so as to have enough to work until the call metn get. upon the ground. You also need to put in more fire alarm boxes and get in a storage battery system and a mo- tor generator, in order to have your system complete with the station. It will take close to to com- plete our fire department and I think that the tax-payers will be only too glad to vote this money for the fire department as. they all realize that it is needed for the safe keeping of our city, Not wishing to take too much of your valuable time, I beg to remain, sirs, Your obedient servant. H. Fowler, Ex-C. L. F. D. The city council, which is usually a very calm and deliberate body of men let loose last night and had ten of rough house. Nothing serious resulted and the "between acts" stunt" was the source of consid- erable amusement to those who were not mixed up in it. At the last council meeting a mo- tion by Aid. -King that the various departments of the city work submit monthly reports of the work done was passed. At last night's meeting only two or three reports were on hand. Aid. King. asked Secretary- Treasurer Robinson why they had not been put in. That official thinking that the alderman was jumping onto him for the non-appearance of the reports, retorted that it was impos- sible to get the reports out unless they had additional help at decent salaries. Whereupon the alderman said that if he could, not there were others who could. "This is where I beg leave to quit" said the secretary as he hastily rose and made as though he would deprive the city of his services forth- with. Here all the aldermen got busy some pouring oil on the troubled wa- ters only to find that they had pour- ed it on the fire instead. The crack- ling of the conflagration was hearc iu "run, by should down, to my sal- will be are we here etc., etc. Finally Engineer Arnold saw an opening and asked to be allowed to add a'few words. Pulling out of his pocket his .report, he explained how that from the .instructions received it was a very difficult matter to mafc the report and showed how it would be impossible to make an accurate report, especially in time for the first meeting in the month. He read his report which was very full but he showed that even1 it was lacking the details to make it intelligible to the council. He had always tried to keep the council posted on the pro- gress oi' the work. His report was afterwards ordered to be filed. The mayor thought that the reports should come from the chairmen of the committees and that it was tip to them to get the information. Aid. Hutton was of like mind-. Bnt Aid. King thought that such an action would be an overruling of the pre- vious motion and lie objected vigor- ously. Aid. Bowman suggested .that a statement of thet receipts and expen- tures of the various departments would serve the purpose and could be given at the second meeting of the month. The chairman could see POLICE WERE PAID BY WEEK Not To Report Sunday Selling In Mon- treal Montreal, May were very startling revelations at the civic in- quiry, today. At the morning session as ex-barkeeper named Siomeau stat- ed that .'when in. the employ of Cole and Landry, who keep a saloon on St. Main street, he was in the habit, of paying Constables Ben- oit and Cantin a week for not reporting the place for selling Sunday. Later he made an affidavit as to the facts and given it to Chief Campeau. BUILDING ON THE SQUARE City Council Gives the Board Of Trade Full Swing JURY DIDN'T NAME ANY PERSON Verdict At the Kin rade Inquest In Hamilton from this report whether the expen- diture "was going above the estimates or not and investigate quite easily from the cashier's book. As chair- man of finance he wanted some such statement for; each committee-, so- that he could know where they were at financially each month. Secretary Robinson explained that he had asked the auditor to prepare a form that he could get filled out giving each chairman a financial con- dition of the funds set aside for his committee in the estimate. That draft slip was nearly ready. "But we can- not give reports offhand and I am not going to be sat on by any alder- was his closing remark with a significant look at Aid. King, who replied that he had not-sat on the sec retary, but that the said official had sat on himself. Exuent omnia. (Cur- tain.) Start Earlier In Morning Cincinnati, Ohio, May The members of the council were divided in their desire to see a pub- licity building erected and to keep their by-laws. The question was started by a request from the secre- 'tary of the City Football League, asking permission to use the square for' practices and games. Aid. Ad- ams remarked upon .the fact that this was the first time the council had been asked for permission. The re- quest was granted" subject to the conditions that the rights of other athletic -associations be recognized, and also the rights of the city in case they wanted "to put' any im- provements in the square. Then arose the 'question of the pub- licity building. AW. Bowman! re- minded the council that they did not Harcilton, May prolonged inquest into the, cause of the death of Miss Ethel Kinrade was brought to a close tonight when the jury re turned the following verdict "We, the jury, assembled to in- quire into the death of Ethel .Kin- rade, hereby find that the deceasec met her death by shooting wounds inflicted by some person or persons unknown to the jury. to the fact of unreliability of evidence pro- duced the crown is especially request- ed to continue its investigations, and we also desire to express our heart- est appreciation of the able, court- eous and kindly mazier in which this nvestigation has been conducted by Coroner Anderson and counsel lor he crown." The only witnesses called were Jas. Baum, who told little that was start- ing and stood loyally -by the girl who had jilted him, and Detective Fender, the detective who was detail- ed by the government to look up Florence Kinrade's movements in the south. George Tate Blackstock addressed the coroner in a most diplomatic way and referring to those that said More Room At Postofftce that Mr. Gait would object to such a building going in the square. Aid. Hatch said that the A. R. I, so- licitor, who is also the city solicit- or; and a member of the Board of Trade council, had advised the board to put it on the square. It was not for the council to say anything about the matter, seeing that they had put the erection of the building up to the Board of Trade. Aid. Adams did not think the council could sit and look on while the Board of Trade erected a frame building inside the fire limits. Aid. Hatch pointed out that there would be no possibility of clanger. The building would'be built on skids so that It could be moved, and it was nearly all of glass. He gave instances where other cities had placed similar buildings on the busi- that the proceedings conducted in a seemly had not been manner, Mr. not streets. Such buildings considered any -danger. Aid. Oliver and Hutton Hatch's contention. supported Aid. All the council wanted to see it erected but the fire by-law was the sticking point. Fin- ally it was agreed to let the Board of Trade go ahead, and if it was necessary to take any action one way or the other, they would do sc- suit- ably later on. A. M. Nanton In the City A .M. Nanton, of Winnipeg, man- aging director of the A. R. I. Co.. is in the city. Asked as to whether coming had anything to do with a possible settlement of the strike, Vfr. Nanton said that he was here in the course of the regular routine of lis work and had nothing to do with ;he strike. "All we can say said he, "that we regret the strike very much but the matter is entirely in the miners' hands." Ill answer to an inquiry about A. R. I. affairs, Mr. Nanton said every- thing was as usual. "As far as we to be ent business men are interesting can see the immigration is themselves in a national movement particularly good this year. More to change business hours during the people are coming tc Alberta than tc summer months after the fashion in either of the other two provinces in vogue in England, which makes the the east. The company is endeavor day begin two hours earlier during ing to settle up their winter wheat summer months than the remainder lands first and are still endeavoring Blacks lock stated that he believed that in a sHort time the law would make it compulsory for witnesses to give evidence and submit to cross examination. As to the case now drawing to a close he considered it the most disagreeable he has ever been engaged in, but that it had been conducted with dignity and fair- ness. Proceeding to the murder, he stated Mr. Washington and himself had seized upon every particle of evi- dence that might possibly have thrown light on-the tragedy. Much of it they .themselves had considered valueless. The crown had worked on no theory the situation was thus The young- woman in the house at the time of the tragedy stated thsrt the circumstances were so and so. If her story was received with implicit faith, then to ask her questions other than those" designed to identify the criminal, were cruel. But there were other views, one of persons who doubted because the story had inher- ent marks of improbability, one of the persons who refused to believe the story at all. The moment there was doubt as to the truth of the story, it was obvious that it became important to prosecute much further and see what doubt or refus- al to believe involved. LOBSTERS FOR WEST Halifax, N. S., May carload of lobsters leave here tomorrow for the Pacific coast where lobsters are to be set out for propogation pur- poses. Some improvements are being made to the postoffice and others are con- templated. More room is made in the office by removing the vestibule. The department not being able to do anything toward improvements here, the postmaster is planning to put in some needed cries. As soon as the telephone exchange moves to its new building, the money order, registration and savings blok departments will be moyed up to office. Four hundred'boxes will be placed along the east end of the office, where these departments are bandied now. This number of new boxes should relieve the situation for some time. Ventilating arrange- ments are being made also. The postmaster is anxious to have have their mail addressed to their postoffice boxes as there are so many people with the same name, and there is delay in sorting the mail. TURNED DOWN ALL TORY MOTIONS G.T.P. Loan Bill Final- ly Passed At Ottawa STILL HEARING THE EVIDENCE Supreme Court Is Occupied With Case Of Moffit ?s C P. R. The case of Moffie vs. Canadian Pa- cific Ry. was taken up again yes- terday afternoon when Reg. Barclay was recalled at the request of the plaintiff's counsel. Considerable ar- gument followed as to whether or not he should be showed the deposition at the inqtlest to refresh his memory on the point as to where the body of Moffit was when he first saw it after the accident. He was finally allowed to read what he said at the inquest but even then -could not say definitely whether jr not: he saw Moffit tinder. :the engine tender. To Judge" Sfuart he said that as nearly as lie could remember he shouted to the engineer before he saw Moffit. Dr. Campbell, C.P.R. doctor, sworn, told of the injuries received by the deceased Moffit, who died as a result of the wounds inside of .six hours from shock and hemorrhage. Lawrence Hay, the switch foreman, Ottawa, May House of Commons spent the entire day on the Grand Trunk Pacific loan bill, and as a result of its deliberations the bill was tonight finally passed. The motion for the third reading brought forth a series of amendments from, the opposition, designed, in its opinion, to improve the bargain from the point of. view of country. These were all rejected. The first was moved by Mr. Borden, .and wan to the effect that the measure be re- ferred back to committee with power to amend it by adding effective pro- positions binding the Grand Trunk as well as the G. T. P. to fulfill the conditions on which, the aid was granted the enterprise, namely; the development of trade through -Canad- ian ports and forbidding the divert sion of Canadian traffic to foreign ports. This from the maritime members several lengthy speeches and the amendment was finally defeated on a straight party vote, the figures standing 106 to 70, a government majority of 36, one of the smallest of the session. The announcement or received witii loud cheers from the opposition. The sec- ond amendment was moved by H. B. Ames, and provided that the rate of interest and charges payable by the company in respect to the loan shall not be less than the rate of interest and the which the govern- ment shall pay in obtaining funds for the purpose of the loan. Mr. Fielding 'refused to accept this, hold- ing that the transaction was merely a., banking one. Mr. Middleboro's amendment came next and provided that the security for the loan shall include mortgages' on" "the stock of the Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company, and the Port Arthur" branch subject to any charges or liens now existing. Another amendment was -by Mr. Heighten ami had for its object that the govern- ment in return for the loan should receive paid preference stock to the telegraphed saying" that he could not amount of ten million dollars; the arrive until tonight. Mr. Harris ask- ed for adjournment until the morn- ing. FUNERAL OF THE LATE GEO. ROGERS The funeral of the late George Rogers took place this morning from his late residence to St. Augustin's church and thence to the Church of England cemetery. Rev. J. S. Chiv- eis officiated at the church, and grave. Among the mourners were .Clarence Rogers of Upper Canada College, son, and Hon. Robt. Rogers, minister of Public Works, Winnipeg; E, A. Cun- ningham and, members of the staff of the Rogers-Cunningham Lumber .Co. The pall bearers were Mayor Hender1 son, R. F. Reeve, I. Cockburn, L. M. Johnstone, P. L. Naismith and Su- perintendent J. 0. Wilson. L.8. Fet- terley, funeral director was in charge. Mrs. Rogers and Miss Dora Rogers reached the city with Hon. Robt. Rog- ers and Mr. Clareuge Rogers last even- ing. Will Not Know Until Tomorrow LABORITE WON Winnipeg. Man.. May thn Shorfield-Attorcliffe bye-election, Poin- ter, Laborite, was elected over King Parlow, Unionist, R. C. Lambert, Liberal; and A. Muir Wilson, Inde- pendent Unionist. This is a direct loss to the Government. The seat was thrown away by Conservative j of recreation? which thev are by drowning himself in the river at In this way it is intended that per- to fill up their lands with settlers." sons who start to work at seven j _ o'clock in the morning shall. begin their day at five o'clock in the sum- SUICIDE AT QRETNA split. mer months -and quit two hours ear- Winnipeg, Man., May old Her. the plan giving two hours man named Crossie committed suicide not able to enjoy now. Gretna this morning. London, May voting in the bye-election took place today. The ballots will not counted until tomorrow morning, when the announcement will be made. Much interest is manifested in the candidature of Joseph Martin, K.C., the Canadian politician. The other candidates were 'P. S. Foster, Union- ist, and Oapt. Kincaid-Snrith, Inde- pendent, Liberal. The election was rendered neceewftry by the resignation of Capt. Kincaid- Smith who was returned last time as Radical. The nominal plaintiff, Mate Moffit, >rother of deceased was called in or- der to get as far with the case as There were three sisters, lour brothers, and mother at time of Edward M-offlt's "death. The mother was sixty and seventy. She ooked to b-Tnv for the greater portion of support. He was thirty years of age. Edward was in good health when wit- ness saw him about one o'clock that afternoon. Mother had no support outside of that given her by the child- ren except her house and on, Ont. To Mr. Bennett witness stated that he was last in Brighton when he took his brother's body home. An in- valid brother lives with his mother. One brother is in Rochester, N. and one in Welland, Ont. A single sister lives in Toronto. Witness could not say whether trie brothers. .and sisters assist in the mother's sup- port. Edward had sent her a couple months before his death. He had been sending her money before. Witness could not give any definite information as to the exact amount of money Edward had sent his mo- ther. Lawrence Hay, switch foreman in the yard at the time of the -accident was on hand this morning. His ac- count of the accident was the same as that given by Barclay and Gra- ham. Moffit started to work with him on July 29. They were not fool- ing or playing on the footboard at the time of the accident. Witness got 34 cents an hour as foreman and an ordinary switchman 32 cents an hour. They .usually worked eleven hours a day and seven days a week. The footboard was split from end to end and was two inches thick: To Mr. Bennett he said that he had left the employ of the company in the December following the accident. He reviewed in detail the events pre- ceeding. H was not holding to the hand rail but could not say whether Moffit was or not. When the tender struck something he jumped but he saw Moffit was under the tender be- He ciid not th? stone to pay attention to it as the cause of the accident until after he got back from the hospital. There was no ballast on the north side of the track above the ties. The hours of Sunday were as long as on the other days of the week. (Continued on final resolution was by Mr. Perley; who wanted the stock of the G.T.P.. in the control of the Grand Trunk to be pledged to the government un- til the loan is repaid, subject to any necessary and reasonable provisions as to power to vote on the preferred stock. Tomorrow it is likely that the Pugstey matter will come up. Mr. Foster endeavored to -bring it up today, but was stopped on a point of order. Tonight he gave the neces- sary notice. SITUATION IN SOUTH AFRICA Will National Interests Over- come Party Prejudice Here -London, May Bloomfontein dispatch states that it is evident now that the national convention baa re- sumed its sittings that the situation is The question is, will the convention accede to the demands party advantage at expense of plac- ing British voter in permanent infer- iority to Dutch voter. Botha, for the northern Dutch, is believed to be" determined to adhere to the original settlement, but the Transvaal is ..al- ready beginning to doubt the wisdom of uniting with unreasonable Natal and people of the Cape, who cannot subordinate party to national inter- est. It is. however, hoped that ma- jority of the Cape Dutch will accept the constitution, rather than follow wrecking of the party, if the issue is made clear. BAD PRAIRIE FIRES Regina, Sask., May prairie fires raged throughout Regina and last night, miles southwest district yesterday McNally Bros., ten and hay, and only saved their horses In a fire which started four miles oast and travelled nearly.-to Pilot Butte, the barns and feed of farm- er named Koaal were also destroyed, 300 bushels of being burned. The fires in most instances, lot away by farmers burning stubble.