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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume III. Ltthbridge, Alberta. Tuesday, May Number 132. CLARKE BROKE BIG FACTORY IS COMING HERE Mr. Acquires AND NEEDED MONEY Merchant's Bank Man- ager On the Stand At Edmonton (Special to the Herald) Kdraontoji, May C. manager of the Merchants Hani; cf h'dmomon, was the lirst witness call- ea at the re-opening of the mveslign. tion of the A. G. W. befx-e royal commission this morning. He told of H. Clarke having on Oct. 2 drawn on the Merchants Bank for in four cheques. Clarke paid Hie'witness, had no funds in tiv> lu-k at that time but the witness filiov ed him an over draft for that because the information given him by .Mr. Alinty that tlie was to carry out the law regarding ue or-: oi' the A. G. Witness attended the organization meeting held by the company, not to keep a string on tlie lie ex- plained in response to a question by .Mr. Walsh, but simply as a matter of courtesy. On the. same day the wit- ness registered deposit slips to cover tlie amount closing the operation as there had been some irregularities in' tlie organization. Accordingly he did so on Oct. 2S. At one time Clarke drew on the United States Trust Co. ot Kansas City for and the witness cashed bis draft. In the same way he cashed drafts for on Oct. Stti, and on Nov. 4, He said be recollected Clarke had told him he needed the money because) he was broke. The witness said he j n'rst met Clarke when Clarke had Jiac! called to get some information when he was president. Clarke did not open a regular account until Feb. 1'JUU. On.Feb. Uth J. K. Cornwall! nuide a draft for on the U. S-j Trust Co. on the authority ot" Clarke.! ;Mr. Fraser was under tlie impres- j sion that Cornwall had been author-; ized to draw the money because of disbursements he had made to Clarke. Mv. Walsh then showed how Clarke Five Acres As In- dustrial Site Hon. W. H. Cushing, former minis- ter of public works, and president ol" Cushing JBros. Co., Ltd., owners of large sash and door factories at Cal- gary, Edmonton and Regina, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon and announced that his firm will erect a large factory in this city. He re- served a tract of five acres In the new proposed industrial site block, offered to the city by the A. K. 1. Co., and will proceed to erect the factory, when the ratepayers have voted to purchase the industrial block. He wrote to the city council last night, asking it to reserve him a site. The following is his letter: "I respectfully petition that a res- ervation of not less than five acres be 'made for me in the south west cor- ner of your industrial site. Will close deal and agree to occupy the site fully, so soon as your plans of sub- division are made and rules govern- ing these sites. Yours very truly, "Cushing Bros Co., Ltd., H. CUSHING, "President. The Secretary-Treasurer was in- structed to answer Mr. Cushing In a cordial manner, and promising to let him know directly the deal v.'ith the A. K. Ai I. Co. is closed. MURDERED ON VANCOUVER STREET Italian Slays Fellow In Sight Of Many People Vancouver, May from behind as he was running Irom a knife in the hands oJ his relentless fellow-countryman, Sissi Pirri, this afternoon met his sudden death in the open street at the corner of Powell arid Victoria Drive. Scores of men of. his own race on every side were unwilling or unable to assist him, As his victim Costin, the mur- derer, turned and ran west down the railway tracks about a hundred vards. THREE DOZEN CONVICTS BURNED A Negro Started Fire In Order To Make Escape Ceutreville, Ala., May six convicts lost their lives early to- day when the stockade of the Red Feather Coal Co. at Lucille Mines, Bibb County, about 15 miles north of Cetitreville, was destroyed by fire set by one of the prisoners in an cGort TO-MORROW IS COMET DAY Astronomers Do Not Agree As To What We Will See Boston, May that no harmful effect is to be expected on next Wednesday from the passage of the earth through the tail of Hal- to gain his freedom. Thirty-five con- RUN NEXT to gam ms treeaom. cou- ilar to Northern lights. Professor vicls were burned to death, and a _r number fatally shot by guards while; trying to-escape. Among those burn-! thinks the aurora effect probable. Pro- cd was the negro who started thcj fessor Robert W. Wilson of the Har- Somc one called to'him and he re-j blaze. All of the convicts at Lucillcj yard college observatory said to-day traced his steps to where some oi his mines are state prisoners, leased toj lluu lhere may. be a darkening of the fellow laborers were standing and the Red Feather Coal Co. for work Edward from them he took a.hastiiv collected! in the mines.'It is said that all the sum of money. Leaving tho scone again at a sharp run in his effort to escape. The dead man and his slayer were members ofj the sewer laying gang working in the same trench, their heads barely show- j convicts at Lucille camp were ne- groes. So far as is known none es- caped. ing above the An argument PAKKIX REMANDED Minneapolis, May M. Park- c started between them which soon de-1 _.. TT.. fn MUST BOARD UP THE BACK DOORS veloped into wild bandying of invec- tives. Suddenly Costin drew a long bladcd jack knife from his pocket and made at Pirri. Defenseless, the latter ran a short distance down thc street and then scrambled to the level ground above, his enemy close at h s heels, shouting and swearing in Italian. Again and again the doomed mani the Radisson Hotel of has se- cured a continuance of his case in the police court until next Monday. Park- in is the man who alleges that his imprisonment was brought about by powerful politicians and railroad fin- Council Determined To Install System Without Delay The City Council is going right af- ter the street car problem. Last night a long report was read from Bupt. Reid regarding the Edison storage batteries cars, the latest and most successful trolleyless system and a long letter, going into the mer its of the cars, company costs, inlt itial and maintaining, with costs of installing and keeping up other sys j terns, was read from K. H. Beachf, for many years associated with Edison and president of the Beach Storage Battery Car Co., using Edison ator agp batteries, of York. 'me communications appealed Ver> atmosphere, while Professor Edward gly too the .and a rao C. Pickering, bead of the Harvard moved Dy Bowman tha ley's comet, New England astronom- ers appear not to concur as to the possibility of a luminout display sim- David 1J. Todd, of Amherst college, LOOKS LIKE A BUMPER CROP Rain Fall Grain In a Splendid Condition he vccent rains ol W told benefit to the crops and ing to opinion of farmers and men best mudiJied to know, oo till land that has been properly and scientifically splendid; yields are assured even though there is but little more moisture ttyis sum- mer. The extremely early spring tol- lovved by the rainless spell did no si'i'vatory, said "i doubt ii there will be any effect afc all." (.hey be filed until such time as the city should be installing street car i evoked spirited exclamations from tin anciers of Canada didn't want him to testify before the Royal Com-j mission which is investigating the alleged fraudulent bond guarantees of the Alberta government, streamed in hjs native tongue and in __________ Professor Willson said further that L rest of the alderman that they should "then- may be a shower of charged I go right after street cars now, and particK's, very small, but numerous, that tlie city should have a system which may affect wireless telegraphy.! running early next year. Alderman There is no cause for alarm or fear, i Bowman changed his motion -to reu( Cyanogen exists only near the com- "until further -and Supt. Reid et's head, anil thc tail is a good was asked to continue his enquiries vacuum." Professor Todci tic-lares that there! will be no more sensation than that of light from a on a person's hand. A proportionate amount of cyanogen gas PREMIER SCOTT BACK. harm whatever, to cause a considerable portion ot the winter wneat to be reseeded. As near can be estimated sixty or seventy per cent, of the wheat seeded last fall was treated that out the remain- der, which was put in at the right time and in the right way, is now looking as well as winter wheat was ever known to look in Southern Al- berta. In fact, farmers from all di- rections report having seen, winter wiieat fields the equal of which they hare never seen before. Most of tlie wheat, practically all or that which has been merely scratched in or sown in a slip-shod manner, and there is naturally much of that in the country, will .require considerable more moisture to see ir through, al- English, "He will kill me; he will! kill me." But not one ol the labor- PRIM IN AI ers intervened between the murderer vIVllillililL and his victim. The end of the race! was a foregone conclusion, for Pirri, j though younger, was much larger and' heavier. Just as his quarry wasj leaving the street in the direction oii AT FERNIE COURT Killing by the License i Commissioners at Piuchcr Creek (Special to the iPincher Creek, May commissioners :t here on Thursday to-night. spring, and plunged the knife into the base of Pirn's ncckj just below thc left ear. IIis manj dropped like lead, and never recover-i consciousness. Twenty policemen j were on the scene in quarter of an and expect to find the Italian i Coal Creek HoUup Will Be One of Most Im- portance is radiated from each, he says. in tlle eveniug. Leon Campbell, another of the vard astronomers, thinks a luminous' display probable. niij The increasing, brilliancy of J comet as it approaches the earth was; shown to-day when Harvard astron-' omers found that the body of the! comet, with envelope, had reached proportions of nearly xer'o magnitude, May Scott, or lhe recenfc rains vil1 suffice ,van, arrived in Ottawa on for tjle next three of four weeks- Sunday afternoon on his return from C. R. Daniel, ot" the Alberta Seciiri- Knglaud. i-Je proceeded to Toronto Co.. when asked this morning about the crops, replied enthusiasti- cally that both the fall and spring wiieat around Coaldale, Chin and Wil- json are looking good. The alfalfa jcrop-s are looking as fine as is pos- sible. There is a good quantity of TOUR the highest stage of stellar brilliance. The rate of increase in brilliancy is indicated by two phometeric ascents taken at the Harvard observatory, j The first of May 0, showed the cleus to be 7.06 magnitude. Another} Kernie. B. C., May regular on Friday, just a week later, showed the magnitude to be 4.11, an increase had drawn in the same way ?100U, last and considered the application and 5501, totaling ?475U, all on i for renewal of licenses to the three the same day. Feb. Walsh asked hotels and whole sale liquor store. the witness to produce the ledger ac-j All the Hquor licenses in town were count with Clarke and Mr. Fraser de- j granted, with the .proviso in the case inurred, -saying that 'he did not like to make public one or two transac- hotels, that their back doors be boarded up. This action on thc part' of the commissioners is looked upon KING'S BODY WAS MOVED TODAY lions as a mutter ot courtesy to a client but the commission ruled that by the bulk, of the people here as of be would have to ...rnisli it. .Mr.I an arbitrary and uncalled for Wls'i went over the account with which will put thc hotel keepers to the witness which showed that no end of trouble themselves and in-j the account closed Clarke bad a bal-j convenience to their guests in the m-, mice- o' This was on Oct. i lure removal ot refuse from their bar-j ________ -s then, however, the! rooms. Commercial and other tray-, v-ltness hart .ashed small drafts! arc loud in their praises of thcj London, May LdwarcU _.........-------------- him .Mr. Fraser promised to j manner in which the King Edward( was removed from Buckingham' 0, robbery; a against a Japanese.! Ktlmonton. -May said bring in a statement Hyde session of the East Kootenay assizes was opened here today at 11.45. His in apparent size of 2.65 degrees. Lordship Chief Justice Hunter pre- i sided. The grand and petit juries were called and B. J. Brymner, of i Craubrook, was chosen foreman of the grand jury. His Lordship after the jurymen had been sworn, instructed them as 1o the four eases which would i be presented to them by Crown Pro- jsecutor W. A. MacDonald, K.C., of Vancouver. 1 cases are: The Crown vs the 1 two Belangers, ex-Constable Varlow j i and Nat Bahcock. charged with por- potrating the holdup at Coal Creek last February. Crown vs Irene Wiley, a case CAN'T FINISH BEFORE THE 26TH (Special to the Herald) moisture in the ground and the more the land lias been cultivated the more moisture there' is. While consider- able fall wheat :u the districts allud- ed was reseeded, there is some fall wheat left that is without doubt the I best he ever saw. Never in all his life did he see such a good crop of winter wiieat as there is at the Ex- perimental Farm, east of the city. Good Around Burdett A. B. Hoaelin of Burdett, is in the city, and says that the grain, whicn. around Burdet; is almost all spring grain, is looking splendid. They have had two good rains in the last ten Premier Starts for the West About July 7th Ottawa, May Wilfrid Laur- ier's political tour to western Can- ada will begin during thc first week in July and will last sixty days, dur- ing which the Premier will visit all important centres in the west, from Port Arthur to Prince Rupert. ThejdayS) the being on Sunday ____ exact itinerary has not yet been rainefl steadUv all forenooa Ad_ ranged nor thc dates fixed, but it is..Qining the tQwn Qf Burdect Jg ft settled that Sir Wilfrid, accompanied Qf belonging dec, M.P., chief Liberal whip, will leave Ottawa July 7th and Sth, spend ing the following day at Port Arthur r u Qn ]gt .g i four to rive inches in height. All the crops around Burdett are looking fine, but Mr. McGregor's piece beats them all. Rains Did Good Factions subsequent to .Mr. Fraser then told how when ho was president oV the board of trade in 1HOS Clarke had introduced him- seh to him ami i-xplaincd that he was with tin- intention to build a rail- wav. Mr. Fraser gave him what in- coverinc, tran anrl ArlinSton hotels arc conducted; to Wcstminstcf Mall to-day.! charged with and the Crown vs j this morning that the investigation j dont Mooso -law, Saskatoon. u'e-vh; OctoBor -S.' "rst namui1 comparing ia R park fimi Dunlop and John Kitchner, not be linishod neyl i burni Yortton. Hegina, Calgary, Ed-'; out in wnh any public hostdry between j _ charwd rohben-; another i, al. ,f .rill' tnonton, I'tat. LHhbridge some time past, is ot tne Medicine !Iaf and Calgary, ami why minute guns ns the procession winch means U.u it v.H, pojnis .n Albpr1a_ {hc ap the commissioners should make an ex-! H took joriy-i-ight minutes in Of Fernie aibe m tlu' I ,.olivcr wiu rcacliwl early in backward for rhe time ception of Pinchcr Cnvk witli regard! ing from Buckingham Palace to j convene May I'li. Mr. Walsh ust of davs will be The rocent rr.ins. however, ha to hack doors of hotrl bar-rooms'is a in due time. rormaiion he i-nnW. The commissionprs also Qllt thc; impn-ssivc. Thc Archbishop; whctm-r i minster Hall. There the ceremonies by known wish ul the late King werciorinir :ho is :nu' tliat the investigation j or Fort William. A couple of days or so will be spent in Winnipeg and during'thc following three weeks meet-. I ings will be held at various points in1 prairie provinces, including Bran-; W. Cook, of the Lethbridge- irn Rfnlty Co., who has been the country almost every day monton, Medicine I'lai. some time past, is of the opinion nrn some- of year, have done now out 'i spent there and in mo: interfere with the Housp n 'ok holdup case, i Iiar'> ;i n ...liniis as most oi' the government ill is returned will j the witness! "ind of Cantcfbury assisted' by, :llis of n.rliamrm. l (-1 J J The a vasi amount of .noods and the crops l.T will he examined :HK! Cliirkc was in October ol- tllcsc hotcls is pracj WiIiuT Force. During thc xvitnoss c-ashod a draft of 5500 on; npw thr rnitnd States Co. ________________ Mi. Fraser said about this time he INDIAN BURNED TO DEATH. written to Kansas City to mil m> sound was heard in the vast. and There are only t'nJir upon civil docKoi and tlu? sossion will a delegations from! tlio diprriet are filling Premier Itu'hcrford will be placed on the n ( j are r> i hall, iuit the voices of priests 'occasional sobbing from one ol ;ox.iniinefl. One of tho most im Ont.. May In-'; royal womeii. As the body was car- tlie Presents Gotidanl. one )f into rlu- standing of Clarke and they Johnson and John La-- to catafalque Oie choir of Westmin'llve1y who mad i hat Clarke was a very suhstan .-onn procured whiskey on sier Abbey, augmented by more from] yonnir mnn. Mr. T'raser said be! Went to tin? former's house loj Fioyal sang. not ahlp to find this correspond-; drink it. Shortly Laform's was borne by the same nice. Bmven was In Kdmonton with thr nlacc was found in flames j fjuards who stood on watch at the Victoria. far north as Prince arc rapidly making up for lost time. Rupert. land ;ha: 1m? nef-n properly cul- Sir Wilfrid will ho bark in the capi-j ti-.'nted can noT be depended upon i tal by St'pte.mhiT fith or 7th. [for a crop without much or any ________________i moisnii'p. Tlu1 scratched in crops, FOSTER WILL NOT QUIT i however, will considerable PUBLIC HOUDAY FRIDAY Liarko about this time and 13owenj.iml .Johnson was found burned to I Palace. Slowly they advanced through Mayor Adams wUl proclaim apprarod to be quite well known j uu. path formed by thc line of Tlassista an rl' cost of the construct ion of the i o; t! Sr. John. X. B., May inland rain- A season like tne Present to ivninin in public life so long as niyjwil! lain upon the coffin oi Queen vrhct cushion at the head of the lin with garter, och and sceptre close1 bv. >o sooner had thc service n :ti; far a Ions siesr of cross oxaminu-i iilarfs of amuse- I tion than before he left for Winnipeg.) rhoimh tiu f- -TT1 J" i'in'1 ill- CMC v> "I- I rlrv Tri'in rs and counsel have jus; was lack of harmony in tho j Values Go Up i Land values, says ;..i. Cook, are con- i tinning: to go up right alons. He nas I born out in the country between Chin land Kipp coulees a great deal lately i and says that while a great deal of jlanr! is not yet broken, the people i wait ing for the commencement of irons traction at this end of the Eevh- with line, yet land ther? soiling for an acre. One of CH1MAN ON A JOIN THE BATTERY, BOYS Incidentally the trip was probably) a rorord breaker so fnr as royal com-i missions woro I'oncorned. Thc left horo April and so have! V-iiironvrr iivfti mine sjootjt ttiree dnnngl VJIH-UIIXH, an axe aiul slioiuinp like ;i on _._____ throughout the West, Fraser explained i x .MI. i m ci i i ,t is to be be right, iha; he bad every reason to trust Mr. MJnry. because Minty solicitor for the same banking house m Winm-. being of lfe am] fif-i Ircn thousand police of the meiropo-j cfop Us were barn pressed to handte asaoon rcporls that Ccntral had a very light rain- Mr. Fraser said rremier rcccntly, but the crop is not suf- thr-rford had never bocn a patron ofj foring? nor wni it for another week, the bank. II. dishing had been as the wcathcr is keeping cool. and still is. having had a current fjcgjna r0por1s the heavy snowfall thousand thous.xnrt a Major is lo rectni; tho baticvy to full ?l> rngii.ii ibis wvrk ano Of- sirrs that recruits should call upon him in thc evening at steam-1 host spring crops Mr. Cook b; City, practically had pos-jseon, he says is about twenty iimo thoy have travelled 4.tilO j Jjmilos ;md examined eleven v' Itfn in Winnipeg and one in Toronto. I01 4 _4. session ni that vessel yesterday of Stirling. ,r. Mason, of the Mason '-And of the tnal {hc Spring crops ?l] over ar< f Tiiis is at the rate ot one witness to wnu-n is going some, i Mr. Walsh regards the trip as worth in he savs the most Im- asked ii the witness had! y prove beneficial, although stream poured towards the hall. the temporary armory ,it the hides raucht in thr iam were hcldJ4- rear of ihe residence of Mrs. helpless in spite of the efforts of i'- K- Koy. cast of the corner police to IratTic. All tramjH- of DufTerin and Bartiett Sts. linos were swamped. cplpslial- n hC crpw lO fine. any objection to this and Mr. .lohn- not immediately needed in this! stone', examining Mr. Curing's ac- strict. Several degrees of fros ravi1 before the commissioners tie- registered this morning hut as there 1 ______ ,._ T, ____ u ______ ____ ___ 'Ruskin. a girl from Gait, the question. Hennett. arose to i is a heavy blanket of snow there isl say that as for Mr. Bushing as well as the other insurgents he f-oiiW say thar Mr. dishing had not objected to having his account in that or any oilier no harm anticipated, hnt some fears arc expressed lest there be a frost which would I pleaded guilty in court to marrying Stansbury and Gooree Crist Major Stewart wants to get. 4- battery in shape 4" 4- ly as possible for at ('aI- 4- 4. R.iry. when Sir John FYench 4- 4- and Sir Perry Lako will bn 4. 4. prosont. 4- The remainder of the rfquip- f J. D. ,'j contractor, who referred to the con- trarr with Clarke to bo built in the road hfcause Clarke wanted to sad- dle MftO.OOO of preliminary exprnsos on tlio construciion company. said she lived with Crist mom-for the local battery is but not afiect quantity of to go. bvishand, when he told her She was remanded. now in the city. from behind and disarmed him. but in-fore the Oriental could lw properly secured he. escaped from thc captors and ri.nning to the rail jumped over- board. Tie sank immediately and was not, seen to rise. The Queen CM) and reached here to-day. Thc Chinese ran amuck when Ihe vessel was in the Gulf of Georgia. Much of and th wheat tields too are excellent; wttn an ordinary summeV's moisture this will be a banner Reason. NOMINATIONS IN MANITOBA ip Edward Broxm .v luiujrcg, will be South Winnipeg SASKATOON'S POPULATION Saskatoon, May report of the speeia! census of the ot Sas- katoon as submitted to the city conn-1 Senator Cox has purchased two new cil tonight shows the population to beltions for the Riverdale Park Zoo, To- 'ronto. in the Liberal It is riaid ;hat F. ac- cepted nomination in Dufferin on the thai Mr. Brown would A candidate Jn The approaching ;