Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
Herald VOL I. LETHBRIDOi, ALTA., TUESDAY, MAY 12, IMS NO. 129. HE OBJECTS TO FREE TEXT BOOKS Mr. Bakaii Gaits TWy SpreaJ Diseases IMMIGRANTS COMING Winnipeg, Man., May To all .appearances the immi- gration this week in going to break last year's record aud the influx will be much great- er than any week this year. Six hundred came in t'oday on the different trains and five hundred men .will arrive to- PREMBWni UKELYSPEAK morrow. ;May 11.-Mr, Haul- tain-resumed the debate on the free text bok bill in the legislature today directing his criticism principally against the contract entered into with Morang Co. -He pointed out sev- eral objections to the proposed system of distribution in Ontario, and said that one of the objections was that the pupils like to have their own books and that the splendid books used would make a considerable addition to the family library. There was an 'objection from the sanitary point of view to the children having books' whiclf Have been handled by others for a length of time. He quot- ed the report of the minister of ed- ucation of Manitoba showing that a been destroyed- owing to the infec- tious or contagious diseases. NOVEL WAY OF SUICIDING Swam Around tht Rivtr, an AppU and Thtn Drowned Edmonton, Alta., May young man, an Austrian, 23 years of age, named Chas. Petreick, was drowned while in temporary fit of insanity in the Saskatchewan river about 5 o'clock Saturday night. The man crawled down the bank a tittle way below the bridge and start- ed walking along the boom. After traversing it from end to end, he Jumped off and swam across the stream to another boom where hi sat down in his wet clothing and cooly .ate an apple. Meanwhile spectators oh the banks watched but were unable to render assistance. In a few min- utes the man sliped off the second boom but this time failed to keep above water. He sank to the bottom not reappear. The W. If. P. were notified but the has not yet been found. la; Siggest a Few Ckaiges a the New Bectw Act REV. WM. COOPER DEAD -Toronto, Ont., May mak- ing a call "on Mr. John Mollinger, Wallace avenue in connection with business of the .church last evening, Rev. William Cooper rector of St, Martins Anglican church, Perth avenue, died suddenly of heart fail- ure. He was 73 years oi age. RELIEVE CRETE OF TROOPS PROUD OF CANADA New York, Canadian Society of New York held its annual smoker- tonight; in the hotel Astor. Courtnay W. Bermet, counsel-general of Great.Britain in an address, said: "There is no part of the British em- pire of which I -am more proud than of. Canada. L look forward to the time when Canada, India, Australia and South Africavwill be one great, imperial empire." GOTO B.C. TO RESIDE Citizens of Coleman Take up Fruit Houses in Min- ing town Colenmn, May families" of Mr. hobert Holmes, and Mr. S. Hall left this-''week-for Arrow Lake, B.C., to take.up. their homes on fruit farms Mr. Hali has been some time getting things in shape for his fam- ily. Mr. Holmes'will remain in Cole mart uiufl the fifteenth. He has) had charge of- the' boarding house since Mr. Beck left for a yeor ngo and when Mr. Holmes lca.ves his sister will take over tne management of the..business. .Air. Percy Wilruot started his new house, this week. He is building up on the .third bejjch, the popular part where so many houses have gone up this spring; Mr. Willmot's is thirty- six hy "twenty-four with six rooms, a good-cellar-and like the others all modern" improvements. "During'the winter and early spring Coleman was visited by scarlet fever arid pwcvmonia. True, there only a vCry few a thrwughout the five months but these were quite enough to cause much an- Today we con report practi- cally a "clean board of health." Jfext 17th, anniver- sary services will be held in the Pres hytcrian Church, "when Rev. Mr. Main of the Presbyterian Church in Crnn- be ibc preacher. Ho will also deliver a lecture on Monday night, his subject Ixjing "The Yukon'' Canea, Island of Crete, After nearly eleven years of occupa the four powers that have hac in hand the protection of Grea Britain, Russia, France and Italj have decided that the people of th Island under the able administration of the Grecian commissioner, Alexan der Tazemis, have "settled down sui ficiently to justify the withdrawal o the international troops. The soldiery will be removed island, b; degrees. In 189G Crete was governed by Turk ey. In that year an effort was mad by part-, of the population, aided by Greek troops, to free the island from Turkish rule and annex it to Greece. Tins was opposed by the four powers mentioned above who established a pacific of the Island. In 1898, the powers constituted Crete with adjacent isles an autonomous state under a high commissioner of the powers to sovereignty of Turkey but without tribute. Crete has a mix- ed population of SOLUTION OF SOON firi Star b- f Ktigifci to be Takci tf foe REPUBLICANS AFRAID .f Washington, May Republican leaders concede that their majority in the House is likely to be ina- terially reduced at the fall 4 elections and they fear that unless all factions are brought together before, the Chicago convention they might lose their majority al- together. Ottawa, May debate on the election bill was again responsible or a "no progress" report of the corn- nons in respect to advancing the country's business. The' arguments advanced for and against the bill wire practically the same as the nernbers have listened to for a week past, save for the fact that Duncan tloss, Yale Cariboo, and S. J. Jack- son, Selkirk, added some additional facts, emphasizing the inconsistency of the present Conservative members who now take exactly opposite view ,o that which party stood for in 1898 and showing by instances from the election lists of British Columbia and Manitoba the imperative need of a better revision of the lists. Sir Wilfrid Laurier will speak to- morrow, summoning the advanced on the government "side of the House and pssibly suggesting a few changes in the bill, which with- out altering its present. intent, will make absolutely sure that the govern- ment desires to take no unfair advan- tage of the Conservatives in Mani- toba, and is quite willing to guaran- tee that ample provision shall be made for an adequate non partisan revision of the lists before an election. Duncan Ross, Yale Cariboo, in re- suming the debate on the Dominion Chicago, despatch to the Tribune froavLa Porte, Ind., says: A Motion of the mystery of the Hoarder farm is with- in forty.-eight hours, The officials who have been conducting the search for the victims house of many vic- tims, admit that fact today. They re- fused however; to .make known tluir pur pose-further than to say that the final step may be taken today or to- morrow at the latest. The inyBtery, surrounding four of the fourteen which are known to have occurred at the place is clear- ed by the allegation that Ray Lam- phere, the former farm hand, prison- er at the county, jail, set tire to the home a Guineas on the morning of "'April' 28, and thereby caused the death of the widow and three chifcLren. For these if proven guilty, he is liable, under the pro- visions of the Indiana state laws to conviction .for murder in the firat de- gree as well as for arson. Indict- ments against him on both tht se charge? wiii be for of the grand jury on Wednesday. As to the marner of death of the ten murdered persona whose bodies were n. covered in a little patch of FLEET'S TRIP TO CANADA American Flttt Cannot Go to Vancouver and Victoria Ottawa; May dor Brycc has sent to the government the reply of Washington authorities to the invitation tendered them two weeks ago by the Canadian govern- ment for the American fleet now cruis- ing on the Pacific to visit Vancouver and Victoria. The American navy of- fice -state that owing to the present disposition of the fleet, the arrange- ments being made for dry docking, the programme mapped out for the visit to Japan etc. it will be impossible for the whole Pacific fleet of forty ves- sels to go to Canadian coats cities at present. Later, however, if desir- ed; eight armored cruisers might go there. The government is considering whether it would be advisable to ask this smaller squadron. IS THE OPERATOR OR RAILROAD GUILTY? Defence in the Manslaughter Charge Against Operator Mullen Can be Held Responsible for Freight Trains on Sunday election bill, reviewed the legislation-Ufwund guarded closely by woven dealing with the franchise since 1885 wire netting, the silence of the of- and showed that in 1898 the govern-1 ficers in response to queries as to ment accepted the provincial fran- chise as a basis for the Dominion lists only as a matter of convenience, and .reserved the right to remedy .any gri'vance that might arise under the arrangement. On the other hand he recalled that Sir Charles Tupper, then leader of the Opposition opposed the legislation and pleaded strongly in favor-'of the Dqrninion'Parliament adopting a franchise for its own pur- poses. Under these circumstances, Mr. Ross asked how could the Oppo- sition, reconcile their attitude of 1898 with' the position they vir( re taking today in regard to a measure that had as its object the revising of the pro- vincial lists and the remedying of grievances which had arisen in con- nection-with these lists. TRIES TO ROB UNION BANK AT MACLEOD Macleod, May attempt rob the Union Bank was made FUNERAL OF AL KEYES KILLS BOY WITH FOUL BALL Ball Player Runs Two Miles with Lad to Vigil Night and Day Till Death Conrus Notwithstanding the unpleasant night there was a good turn out of the Knights of I'ythias and the old timers at the funeral services of Al. Kuycs last night, to pay their last marks of respect to one of our old and much respected citizens. Tho members of the Joflgc met at the home of the. deceased on Smith street and led by C. F. P. ConylXJare, chan- cellor commander, took charge of the services there. The usual ritualistic services were held. A procession was then formed and all marched to St. Augustin's church whoro the rector, Hcv. -.1. S. Chivers, conducted the church funeral services. The body was senL for interment to Kingston, Ontario, four members of the lodge remaining with the corpse until the arrival of the east bound train. The following were the pall Pittsburg, Pa., May Lee Bovc, 6 years old, was seated at the edge of the diamond .of ;tbe Bed- ford avenue base-ball park yesterday afternoon watching a game between two amateur teams. Ralph a pitcher of one of the nines; cmie' to bat and knocked a foul with terrific speed directly at the boy. Before the child could dodge the ball struck him on tho back of the. hcad and he fell over unconscious. In a moment Motz was at his side. He picked the child up and ran with him to Passavant hospital. The hos- pital is two miles from the park, and Motz ran every step. Surgeons made a hasty examination and found the child's skull fractured. An-operation was performed and all the time still in his uniform, sat outside the door of the operating room: Then the lad WAS placed in bed and Motr. sat by his side until the arrest oi one: or more accomp- lices the only answer. That the victims to their death through the administration of a dead- ly amount ol cblora has been proved. The places where 'the drug was pur- chased during tries: last eight years have been found to the satisfaction of the investigators: Two knives, one a: six-inch othet a .needle pointed double edged 'surgeon's knife have been found in the ruins. That the big stolid Norwegian wo- man enticed some of into her lair by the bail of matrimonal adver- tisements and then had an. active hand in killing them, and in dispos- ing of their bodies is said to have been established without question. Here and there hits of leaked out by the great array of facts, it is said was secured from state- in, nts by Lamphi-re. The chief ag- in securing the confidence of the prisoner, lias been Rev. E. A. Schell, pastor of the First Methodist, church who, ever since thf day of the pris- oner's arrest, has been a visitor at his ceil. On reports from the clergyman the investigators have been building their case. to at 2.30 this morning. The man had a side window half opened when dis- turbed. He was chased by the police past the Macleod Hotel and Bank of Commerce, but was lost in the dark- ness near the school hous. No ar- rangements have yet been made. BAD BUSH FIRES ThreV Lumber Camps Near Prince Albert Burned Out Prince Albert, Sask., May readied the city today that bush fires are raging across the river and had reached the timber limits of Prince Albert lumber company Stump Lake, seventy miles from here. Three camps are said to have been burned and the fire is raging in the standing timber. A party left Princ. Albert tonight to fight the fire. Quite a number of homesteaders burned out. From the Herald's Representative at the Supreme Court Sittings) Macleod, May Rex vs. Mul- lin, upon the arraignment of the pris- oner on Tuesday last, Colin Macleod, counsel for. the defence, the indictment as- b.-ing insufficient and made motion that the Crown fur- nish a note of particulars of the charge set out in the indictment. His Lordship sustained the objection ind made an order that the case be continued until Monday and. in tht meantime ordered that the particulars bo furnished in accordance with the Upon the ca.se being called this morning.C. C. McCaul, K. C., of Hdmonton, who is acting with Mr. Macleod, being retained by the op Tutors' union, objected partic- ulars as furnished wore iiiHuflicient tnd not in compliance with the oi- ler made on Tuesday List. .Aft.r con- iideTable argument, his Lordship sus- tained the objection of Mr. McCaul ind upon the Crown asking for an 'iilargement of half an hour to fur aish further particulars, grant d the request. The Crown having furnish- ed further particulars Mr. McCaul demurred to the indictment and to the particulars and asked that the particulars be struck out. The partic- ulars were accordingly struck out, and it the request of the Crown the case was adjourned until ten o'clock to allow the crown to modify and simpli-' Ey their pleadings. The Crown made an abandonment of part of tlu-ir charge, viz., the part alleging a neglect of obedience to Special Rule B., of the company's On court resuming, the- crown made an announcement of this part of the charge. The ury. composed of M. McNaught, L. H. Hunter, W. H. Cox. -A. J. Robertson. H- J. Mitchell and John Gardiner, were empanelled. Cro'A'ii Attorney Campbell briefly outlined the charge and tho history the circumstances leading to it. Extra freigiit No. with Conductor La Porte, Ind., Nfay al evidence regarding the methods by .which the persons whose 'corpses were found on the Outness farm ntet 'death, was unearthed this morning. Almost two dozen pairs of scissors, bent and curved in the fashion of WORK ON SPUR TRACK STOPPED Alleruk-r's replies to questions consLst- 'd of "I couldn't and "I don't know." He seemed extremely unwill- ling to give auy evidence and what !ie did was apparently in an effort to clear himself from all blame in the matter of. the. collision. With both Conductor Lindsay and Allendar, Mr. McCaul endeavored to show that they re running their trains not in ac- cordance with the company's rules. Allendcr first said he saw the 14-13 ijrlit three-quarters of a mile away mil later said it was at the yard lim-' it post, about 000 yards from the sta- .ion. He said that he was running iroin i ight miles reduced to three or four in the Brocket yard but said it' Jiok about a minute and a half to go' the half mile. He did not see 1443 light again until he was within .wo car lengths of it, but beyond ookint; to see whether or not P.rake- iran Orinsby was -in the cab, where i'1 had no right to be when near the yard, he was looking ahead all the Lime, taking the "extra precautions" lemandod in the rules. He contra- licted the conductor by saying that :he. engine had an oil headlight, not and maintained that a lantern in tho headlight served the same pur- pose as the regular light, while ad- iiitting that he couldn't say whether it shed any light an the track at 'incher or uut. He got all twisted in his calculation of distances and .ntis uf travelling but knew-he did- I't exceed 22 miles an hour between' Frank and Pincher. Dr. Kenmdy gave evidence as to Drrnsby's suffering, instant death by sev; re'.iintj. extensive, fracture'of.the. skull. The body was almost .ipposit the engines. The case will decided whether or not i railway employee is responsible to tlie state for the neglect of duties imposed upon him by the com- pany when'those duties are against the law. Can the state hold him res- ponsible, for the handling of C. P. R. trains on Sunday when the Lord's Day Act forbids the running of Campbell in charge left Crows o r At- i "lich Is he responsible to the it 2 o clock, for Macleod.. Extra r, i t- r Xr o T "tatl? tlu; imposed on him freight No. 1443, a speci.il Spokane H, r h> coinpaiw after he has been on Work on-, the track has been settlement, us Smith Street spur stopped it whero pending a the track 3 o'clock this afternoon child died. when the Coleman now ha.s n blacksmith ap-i Mayor 'Henderson, A. Easton. C. F. art 'from the company shop. Tn the (fompany's shops, nt the works, there are a number of those very important tradesmen but they arc kept so busy with the'company work as to bc.un- AhTe to give much time to any other. "The new man who has stnrted busi- ness in" the few days already finds enough work to keep him out or 'Some weeks ago the. village council pissed a bylaw condemning all metal j chimneys nnrt stovepipes running through the roofs nnd ordered them to be rtf'lnccd by brick. Accordmg- ly-Coterhan has been busy during the past week or more -among the shacks _ >WWVT> HUH V44...1. ._ hastily-'put up and the masons and bricklayers had lots to do. This Will H good thing tlM insurance line. The genial nnd enterprising mr.nag- er- of 'LirndbpecVs Palace Hotel spent Saturday in Colemnn. He thinks this town the busiest and most go- fthead in-Uie Pass and would like to locate here, P. Conybearc, K.C., J. IT. Fleetwood J. I. Davies, ll. W. Wallace. TO REDUCE THE FIRE RATE As a result of the several additions to the fire fighting appliances of the city, Application will mJWle to the Association for a rcduc tion of the fire insurance rate !n this city by thirteen cents. LOTS OF HOMESTEADS YET W. J. Kennvdj- of the department of immigration, says there are onc- hundnxi thousand homesteads await- ing occupation in Western Canada.' lie gives the figures for the different innu uioiricis as foiiow.i: Edmonton surgical instruments, are said to have been the chief in dition three knives, two of a .surgical character and their unmistakable dirk, were picked up. -It was believ- ed by some that the dirk may have ben the chitf instrument employed in the series of murders but the fact that there was no mark of. penetrat- ing wound in Andrew Hellglina body is a refutation of this theory. Chloro- form, or some other deadly drug is thought to have been used to cn- compas his death. The. knives and scissors are thought to have been used in dismembering the bodies. Mrs. Colpham. of La Pcrtc who for six Vt'ars was ;i neighbor of Mrs. Guineas, says that on the only oc- casion on which she called upon her, a strong breeze coming through an window blew aside the folds of a loose dress which Mrs. Guiness was wearing, and revealed about her body sheaths which shall livid opposite the Co. 's-wn rehouse. If the rails tuv to -laid -dose to the lui'iltliug the tel- ephone poles will have to he movi-d. The problem is, who is 10 move them The government intends to hold the city responsible for any damage dune to the system. Tiv: with the Ilailway the -Jobbing Co. matter now rests Commission FIVE MILLIONS FOR THE WEST Ottawa, May is announced churches tender at the Pan Anglican conference in London will Calgary Lethbridge Batttafoid Regina and Moose Jaw Prince "Albert Yorkton Alamed.% These figures are approximate only, but arc sufficiently accurate to" give a general idea of the location of the V Tt i it lutius. In the Lethbridge section, there are a large number of homesteads, part of various sacks Ho yii RAILROADS AT WAR Toronto, Ont.. May is re- ported that a serious disagreement has occurred between the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Canadian railway in r.gard to tho division of the costs of tho union station planned for Winnipeg. The work an expenditure of 31.- and it was understood that tho G. T. would pay txvo-ihmts. Now they want McKenzio Mann to contribute one.-hfllf. ireight, loft Lethbridgo ;i little earlier ?oiiig west. They had nrd rs to pass it Brocket. The train dispatcher at Cninhrook learned after S a.m. that 1430 had left Cowley and 1443 was then at Brocket so to make time he called up Pincher station and ask, d if 1430 had yet arrived and received negative reply. He changed the for them to pass at Pinclu r. 1430 had already passed, however, and a result of tins an order was sent to IJrorkel to allow 1443 to pass there. But 1430 had already passed Pincher Station, apparently unknown to ihc operator Mullin, wiu-ti lie p-ci-iv d the order and us a result a collision tonic place just west of Bmokei. Brake- man Orm.sby was killed and Mulliii is charged with f. loiii'ms n-gleet nf iuty causing his death. Campbell Lindsay, conductor nf 1430 was first examin d. He told n[ receiving his orders to po to Frank without headlighi, that of the engine being out of repair, reaching Frank :it 4.4Fi, Cowley at ft.lii, Pincher Sta- tion at and meeting 1443 about 5.50. The sinals at Pincher were duty for sixteen co.naecutive. hours, -lie limit allowed law? Is. he responsible for the loss of life -in a of two trains, one of which. M fried no headlight as prescribed by law? Great interest is bring displayed in tin- ease hy railway companies and nut only in Canada but i" United States as well. It is said that at least fifteen hundred op- ;ire receiving every d tail .of trial as it progresses. Miide.nl, Alta.. May trial f Mullin was continued this morning X tin- examination of Conductor 'lioiiuetie and KniHiieer fitimffer, of lie train. I'-ncv that knives. La Ind., May gold crowned tooth ban bo en found in the dobris of the Gsnin'ss home. It is believed to bo from the head of Siis. Guiness. go toward supporting mission work these being in the country to the in tho Canadian Northwest. The total south of Medicine Hat, the rest lying offerings fund frorn all parUi of the i north of Lethbridge, between the Bow world is expected to reach Belly rivers. BURNS FOR AUSTRALIA London. 11 telegram re- ceived here Sydney says thai Tommy Burns, honvyweight, has ac- cepted an off or of to visit Syd- ney and it is said he will take part in three fights while the United States ASSAULT MADE ON MESSENGER Seattle. Washington, May Ferine, great Northern oppress man- on the tvain which left attic 8.10 oclock this morning for Vancou- ver. B. C., was beaten over the head with a pistol and tied hands It-el by two men who entered the train, just as it was leaving Seattle, and af- ter overpowering the messenger the men looted the strong box of a sum er en giving him clear track. Tn re- ply to Mr. McCaul's questioning iu said that lie had got into Crow's Nest about 22k. Saturday and aft- r con- senting his crew had taken order- U called at 24k to go out at 2 n.m Sunday. Tlu- glass in the headlight was broken .nnd the electric apparatus out of order. To prut, ct himself h pot orders to C. P. R. for allowing Mullin to work on Sunday. Dec. and for allowing Messrs. Allender nnd Lind- say to run a train on Dec. 22. and their ncquital on charge runninp 1-143 on December 22. w re put in court fnr evidence. Constable Norman Mnedoiiald tes- tified to arresting Mullin at South Fork near Lundbreck on January 6. IOOS. Mullin told him his name was i-oti) gave evi- trains weiv moving 11 thf. time (.f collision. The ''If-''1.....r the lookout for the train, but. saw no head-' .it'llt at any time, and did not see lie train til! within o or 4 car lengths. Stam'f.-r stated tint b ing a heav- tniin than I443 and on the down .'rarie would force hick in a collision, if 1443 going faster. The chief item of evidence by vViliam McDermott, the Brocket op- was that previous to being called by conductor Choquette, he had no notice from the train that any trains were on the 'ine that morning. DRUNKEN BEAR LOCKED IN CELL Mnv -'I nhtuiioKm. aided by the State Omlary, last nipht loek.xl up a jT-i'toitiimp bear on the charge of and kept him in a cell it the police .station all nipht. This when he svbfr, he and master were released and ord: rod of inWU. The bear and his mister visited sev- Tai saloons yesterday and the bear battleships are at Sydney next Atl-i estimated at from to i Clifford but he arn-stt-d mm. gust. The robbers escaped. The greater part of Engine, r Lome eiT he did with his dances. The specta- tors at each place encouraged him ini'i) at nirbi lie i in a temper. Chief of police, Willinm Gibaum was monled when he tried to suppress tin- b-ar and cnllod the State consta- bulary to his aid. The combined managed to get brain to the station house and locked him up.