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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald Vol. VI. Alti.. Thursday, May Number 127 iners May Go Back to Work Conservative Organizer Optimistic Tuller and Thaell are Acquitted Ex-Sheriff, Shot Near Great Falls I ADJOURN FOR Efforts Being Made to Get Miners to Return to Work LOSING MONEY ON GUARD Crow's Nest. Co. Present ;es. the Province Under Conservative Rule TELLS TALE More Figures to .Show Loss (Special to the Herald) Fernie.'.B. C., May chair- .man of the Conciliation Board- call- ed Tor a statement of the finances at the Coal Creek Club, and a list of the library, this morning, and Mr. Shanks, president of the club, promised to have it made out and submitted to the board. Thomas Adison was the first wit- ness examined. He stated that he had iJeen the president of the local union and had been a miner here nearly A'om the opening of tire camp. He had received for opening rooms in the mines some years ago' and was paid a ton for coal. This I h the federal house price had 'been reduced to sixtv cents L means of a deal with Albert a Con-1 to one, and no allowances servatives, was made bv "Provincial Friends- 1 o Edmonton Had Toured the Pro- vince Recently Kdmonton, 'May disclosure of an alleged plot on the part of Cam- rose 'Liberals to secure the election of Smith, M. as member ini and later to ooc, and were now made for openings. he''had .worKed in number nine mine .'he used powder, as that was the practice at that time. iir. Shanks here explained that powder was still used in that mine where it was prac- LAWYER FOR DEFENCE ADDRESSES THE JURY j ivir. nams Maices a strong Plea for Tuller and Thaell ALL EVIDENCE IN And Spoke Sharply on tKe' Chief Conservative WhiP: A PARTY ROW ent of All Over x to Coronation fSpecial re the Ottawa, May 'evidence of bitter dissensionsr'and -jealousies ex- fore the noon adjournment C F. Har- istlng: among members j ris, counsel for the defence, addressed was given in the unseemly row '.which in Their Own Behalf The T.uller-Thaeil trial is 'close and the fate of the tw-o accused men will in" all 'probability be settled touight. This morning the cro'ss'rex; actuation and re-examination of Dr. Tuller was'concluded without bringing out- anything new that was material. Chief Gillesple was called and testified to. Johnson being the first to tell him of the affair and of Thaell coming atid telling- that he had shot at John- son. The chief said that; it was he who laid. the information that led' to the arrest of'the.'accused. "r For an hour and three-quarters ,le Field Secretary" Clark of the Couser-j vative partj- ac a meeting in the Con-j sen'ative club rooms'" last evening. "There is a feeling at Cam rose that! tbe present member may enter federal! Mr. Adison said that no doub- said. Mr. Clark.' "The Con-; shifts were' worked in the earlierfservatives...have been assured that if; tiljey will stand by Mr. Smith in the! they will stand by Conservative for'the local house." Clark .y-intiinated- that such a He.....regarded! 'days and single shift work was muqb Better for the miners. Double shift: .ing: was done jnostlv c work, such as driving uinnels. Clarkj-'ibtiin-ated WHson stated- tnat number nine j Plan, .would do. plot -sigii of. mine had. produced, during 1909 and IMIU, "ton's of ..-coal at a raat ..of who contest-; average a net loss with Premier -Sifton en- j' tragedy, the sequel of the act of the .It) ton. The average day's thused over the' prospects of Conser-j ghoulish fiends who about a year and Ex-Sheriff Shot .by Men Who he Was Trying to Aid Falls, Mrty terrible wages on, cpntract .work during that time in that mine. was At the request of tile chairman, he promised to lay before the board-.a statement covering all the mines, -and stated that he-had his book-keeper at work on 'such a statement.. Uayid Ree.s, secretary of Gladstone was sworn and said he had been 'secretary .for nearly two years. He 'had mined -before being elected secre- ml.ni in the next provincial campaign assured his auditors that "every- thing looked hopeful ;-for a Conserva- Jiule son of Mr- and -Mrs. Harfield MilUllTYIS OF tive victory." "If we can-get'a man! Conrad and stole, his body in Ian at- to split the Camrose vote; vc-e shall! t win he said. "Conservatism was-raising its sub-j merged head all along the line of the (J. and announceil -Mr. ;Glark. la Olda the feeling was that if a 'strong man were brought out against the 'tary. He "received per month minister of agriculture, -the Conserva- would oust the Won. Duncan Mar- from his seat. ...Mr. Clark was confident ever. He-assured his aud- ience just "what the'result was to be in the next provincial, election in each constituency of Alberta.1. .Two men were In view for Lethbridge, either of salary and had earned abour. -per month at mining. As secretary he had to do with griev ances of the miners and consulted with the company omcials regarding griev- ances made to him as secretary. Most .of these grievances "were on account of lack "of and trackage. Tihe make-up was another source of complaint.- He cited the case of- ,a tier the spell of the'. Conservative! lie lost his life. Indeed, miner named Vitto, who worked in ;-cmpt to levy blackmail on its par- ents for tbe return of the remains, took place last night about, 11 o'clock on the Fort Ben ton road between, this city and 'Floweree. Ex-Sheriff Joe Hamilton, one of the bravest men and most valued citizens of. this county, was shot and killed by the Conrad boys who mistook him for one of the body snatchers who were trying to extort, blackmail from i-hem. Mr. Hamilton was one of the chief advisers of the bovs in their wo-uld carry the seat.- tro'uble ?-n'-' helped to plan the at-. Nanton; High River, all had fallen un-[ tempt to capture the ghouls; in which number five over timber. cnarmar. Only in where Con-j his own suggestion, and it was on chie to his At 4.45 the jury's verdict of "Not in the Tuller case, was brought in to the court by A. C. Messer, foreman. The jury had been' .out''exactly an hour. .of the addresses'of the Crown Prosecutor and the Judge, will appear tomorrow. Pris orier n onei in River ruver Court Maices Attack on Magistrate occurred between Geo. Pertey, chief opposition whip, and .Hon; E. Foster, in the house: this niotnlng over the selection-of- sentatives 10 the parliamentary' coro- nation contingent. trouble- occur- red over, the -mem- bers claimed they Jhad- refused selec- jtion on the the whip--6 assur- ance that they musi to the members came- before- the--house for confirmation the accord- River, -May nd CMef :10'.--Magistrate! ingly in. the fire, a2u, protested .against 'certain se- lected members the jury in one of the most masterful pleas ever made to a jury in this ;city. He first pointed .out' that at the pr6- liminary'hearing the men were charg- ed only on the first two counts of tie present chargre, the charge- of eoaspiav acy being added later. AD the evi- dence of conspiracy was that given by Airs. Spaven." He "ridiculed the .which Mrs. Spaven had magnified su'cft small matters as the moving, of a acot and-the- getting of. a; pad of note paper into a dire Ag to Tuller> remarks in the; bed room he said i of Police Flsk are just now congratulating them- selves upon escaping, bullets fired by in the'police court this fore- jncon. who Is well known town, vestsrdav destroyed 'the jpenses while others.VI their o and do-not talk loudly enough, to be-heard closed .fiSrtr n n ri Mrs. Spayen t i, Sfetraytj door He had- not been declared -'that'! able r.o" find -the motive for her giving the selection wasw jnade.. on.Ythe latter (evidence, "but it was given- to corrob- MANITOBA IS VISITED BY CYCLONE glass window :'of the Astoria parlors throwing a through without provoca-j tlon and. was-summoned to the police contlnseiit. court this morning to answer for his conduct.' He suddenly produced a thirty-two calibre revolver and, according to wit- uuderatanding. Hon. George Foster, enoaen, roee clared that after hand'.-ih nesses, fired one shot at -Magistrate Sheppard and ohree at Chief of Police ,w.ho waa and de- 'Whip -resignation to Mr. Borden as.'a member' of the 'tried to" "'explain, but Foster cut- him short with the know what you -were after aH right." Sir Wilfrid and Hon. .W, S. .Fielding both tried to poor otl on the'troubled waters and drew the curtain over the Fisk. Fortunatelv none of the bullets i'un8eem3y the house, the disputants'refused to be pla- icated, and Foster -angrily JeJt the: found its mark. Wyebrow escaoed from tbe court orate Johnson's. He showed that Johnson's excuses for going" to tbe Thaell house htJf aa hour after he had Mrs. Thaell the shop were very In, his pre- liminary hearing he had said nothing: of the beckoning, which he had spoken of only after he had heard y you yen's evidence. Mr. pointed room ibut was overpowered down town and taken (back for "hearing. He was sentenced to one month in the Calgary'Jail'on-the original charge and will be examined as to sanitv be- mine who had trouble servatives had "swallowed their prin-j desire to render more efficient service This case had bean up five 'or six times but had not besn set-' 'tied. .Mr. About Union Finances Maclaod, of the board. started upon; a new line of enquiry, by cxples and sold their manhood for catching the scoundrels, that the cabinet position" is there a seat of were aitered- at the last; min- capture of which Mr. Clark was nor. quite confident. In Edmonton, be ae- an ute lo -Ve him> as hc thoueht> a better chance 01 a capture clared. the Conservatives had an es-i r Mr Clark con-r" terrible tragedy became possible. In his eagerness .-to get cellent chance to win. declaring that be had heard that his address with a discourse.on; 000 had -been paid ims the union principles of party within the. last two years. Out of this came the statement that a large portion of'this was on account of rhe miners ibui'lding their hall: fun- eral expenses, were., heavy and were paid through the. local union. Mr. the use of parties and their abuse. WILL SUCCEED MR. MqMURPHY lfaej. were G. C. Wanless, -of has ar-fana" one that than the boys thought 'possible, and in the riusk they mis- him for one of the miscreants with f; will plunge them rived to. the city to succeed P. McMur- j gdcf for long tirae to come_ n w.anted to know something about the-relief'fundHeing used for the miners, but Mr. Rees did not know about this. The district officials hand- 'led t'bar fund.- Tbe mine workers stat- ed that an official of that organization would be pul on the stand at the pro- 'Per time, when that matter could be gone into. This course drew a cross fire from the miners, aim the. witness stated that the assessment of 51.00 per month on tbe miners by ihe company for sanitation at" Coal Creek brought no adequate returns: the cleaning up by cart was'almost .entirely.- dispensed with in winter and the sanitation in 'summer amounted to almost nothing. fsscretary" Rees promised to lay a receipts and disburse- ments of Gladstone union before the board at; the earliest date. In answer't.o Mr. Shanks, who asked for names .of men the witness said lieen- told that if they could act .where' they were working They 'could take GUI thpir tools, the witness named Crawford. Ward and LockwooJ. To Resume Work At f.he request of the chairman. Mr. Snanks promised to look these cases .up and report to the board. Consulta- tions between the chairman and the _ (Continued on page phy ,-who is resigning nis position as the Riverside' lumber 'Co. j Mr.McMurpby leaves in about ten days i with .his." wife and family to Teside at Vancouver. REMANDS IN TWO COURT CASES his reason is aifected. fore being, proceeded against for the (Country Between Winni-aTtempled as-it -peg and Brandon Scene of Terrible Storm out Mrs, 'Spaven's Inconsistency In .say- ing where she -when she saw. beckoning. As to JohiLBon'e erldence counsel said that the Jury had right to subject. It to three tests. was tbe manner of the witness In house with reiteration of h1a probability of ;tbe ttory; nation. Madden ap-peaJed ,to; his, fellow Con- servatives not to make ,an_ exhibition and to "save dlBCussion privacy of the caucus." It looks the and third the motive. He said that Johnson's against him. He had a right to be trusted JUDGE 8ELANGER DEAD ex- opposition is thoroughly1 demoralized his veracity to be trusted by within itself as this is'the third but-} counsel. if he were.-ttJUmr the jibreak in the house the- New] truth., why did he glower at .tie j Vear, Lancaster and Bristol, and Beat- oners and speak vindictively of. .1 tie and McLean participating in form- man and hiss the counsel? AVhy should act tbne BAD IN STATES Ottawa; !May 10: The Hon. Judge jer factional The outcry of- in chej if he Trere L As probfcMttty tt vere to judge of the Que-j bee Superior' Court bench, died today: West is-said to avchange! 'at the residence OT nis son, Louis Be-'iii -che personnel of .the- opposition j r' fms. langer, of the Public Works Depart- j members pi-cKed ttf accompany Borden! "lat ion tour. to! Mm. would have fired off a fin the neigrhoorhood, Minnesota and North Da- kota Swept by Big Storm Too j Calgary. May has reached of a terrific cyclone and wind-! storm which hss swept that portion of j Manitoba between Brandon and Win-: nipeg. Ail telegraph and ts! ment. He'was aged 85 years. Judge-'Belanger, who sat. in the dis-jhave Perley. an Ottawa an3; trict of B-sauimrnois, retired in 1902.in. B. Ames, high.- protectionist finian-j He known in -Montreal of abandoned screaming into a three dmes or cent, de Paul in 1S26.. PROVIDE A BAR FORM WOMEN jtng'pressed into service. Large" money jconti-iibutions are said been [made -by. corporate i interests opposed to xvas dent evidence. The adjourned bearing C. -C-armichael on tne charge ot communication between the two cities] In police court this morning the cut off ,s a.! wires are down j Boston. May lOpFbe, Chilron Club. -The extent of the damage is as yetjan exclusive and -fashionaole women s case against the Chink, Sing Song, unknown but will probably be consid- {organization, on Commonwealth ave- dis'misscd on account of ihsuffi- jerable. It Is not known whether ariy'uuei jn city. is at present earning j lives have been lost- i unenviable notoriety, from the fact. I j i.hat a bar-has been established in' i Minneapolis. May cju-b and .has .had a license gram.-' attempting to procure a woman for jswept Minnesota and North Dakota; it. Many of Boston's society leaders prostitution within the limits of.iyesterday afternoon. of the dab. and a number ;ses and-many barns were blown down Of then; belong to temperance socie- jat Fargo ?nd many of them blown'tjes. At Marion. Minn., to; The bar, has caused a split in the rushed te-clyb. Ministers of religion "nave de- Canada, was remanded again for. week, and C'annichael was sent back iacross the lake. lo the barracks. jthe west of here, The se-iJiiction criae. nliivli was cellars to avoid the flying de inounced the organization, and tie on Moiiciav morning was ibris- Many houses were blown down.jmen's Christian Temperance Union auain heiri over at the request of one man inJured so far as i leaders declare tliai "the sale of li- l.boih lawyers till next Monday morn- wi'es are a" down and and the drinking of 'high-balls' ing- A drunk. guilty artrl [nito news lacking. Krnp.si Martin, pleaded was soaktf! the usual. LT.-COL. J. W. Ottawa. Ont.. who will be one of the officers in command of the Canadian contingent at the Coronation. another of the same species, a j injured -in the derailment of by women is a disgrace to the city of Boston, and will result in the -fur- RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN COLORADO; rher degradation of young society wo- Denver. May killed and a wesv; Parents are appealed io not .to a'- Russian. C-vo Satc'mik, remand- ed till to enable 2'est to LeadvSHe. io procure an .jthe cause. Denver and Rio Grande express, low their daughters'to join the Chilton Spread rails werejclub. and a being organized j against ttee .i SIR GEO. GIBBONS Chairman of the! Canadian .Section o the International Waterways Com-) fact when it could have been at the point o? a gnu without turbance. Tbe have been awful fools to conspiracy that way. Robbers would not take or promissory notes. These could. stopped and an atteniift to them would have ccuyicted them.- On other hand, tft-e defendant's story Johnson had been causht drMng' and offereO sscstrities to it auieJ inert Earobsble. Talk of Admitting that the accosetS -wwe in- terested witnesses and "under tbe dl> cutnstances ffliglrt. paipjure the.fact that the? were accused does not necessarily mean that they will, commit perjury, Ke arjrued tbat Jobrt- son's was strong enough to make him commit perjury, for it is evident, that one or the other set of witnesses is deiiberazely lying. Joan- son, in own evidence that. of Chief of Police Gillespie admitted that he did not lay infor- mation because he did not want the notoriety for his wife and family.'.It is "no disgrace to be held up and rob- bed and he would not have compro-- nn'sed any of his family in making the iiiblic if he'had been doing v "no micsion, speaking in the Empire Club. Toronto, said he firm.ly believed thdt peacovill wrong himself. But there was .some- thing to keep him, .from making it {Continued OG ;