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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta itie Vol. IV. Lcthbridge.' Alia.. Thursday, May Number 133 CAST YOUR VOTE FOR BYLAWS BEFORE 8 O'CLOCK TONIGHT p. LOW WON HE SLANDER ACTION Judse Scott Awards Con- w stable Two Hundred Dollars and Costs LIQUOR SEIZURES Figure Very Largely in Evidence-Argument of Counsel James P. Low is the winner in his suit for slander against Carl -Thomp- son, both of the town of Cardston, and was awarded damages of and costs by Justice Scott in the Supreme Court today. The suit started yester- day morning and was the result of a statement being made by Thompson that he had bribed-Low, who is the town constable and license inspector for Cardston, to give him protection in selling liquor illegally by giving him ?25 to buy a suit of clothes. Wm. Laurie of Cardston and L. M. John- WERE GIVEN AID Men Who Escaped From the Barracks Tell Their Story This morning at the Mounted Police barracks, Lewis and Reid, t-he two jail breakers, appeared before Inspector West to answer to that charge. The urisoners gave very star ding evidence as TO the help that they had received in setting away. Reid, the youngest of the two, who was sentenced at Medicine Hat for house-breaking, said that other prison- ers .had told him what cities to make for in the United States, and that he tried to follow the route given him by them. He also told of many people that assisted him in getting away, by giving him food or hidins: him. B BIG THING FOR WHOLE COUNTRY Third Transcontinental Means Much to Both East and West EYES OPENED Hon. Mr. Graham Said His Trip West Last Year Made Him Wiser (Special to the Hera Ottawa. May Hon. ,-Tr. Kick- KIG MANUEL llfT GET BACK f Portugal Elections Will Show That New Repub- lic is Strong VOTE NEXT WEEK Portugese Ambassador to France Expresses His Views Paris, "Mav political eyes of Europe will be turning soon upon jrison Gray Otis, publisher of the Los and Roge Wayne ?tey were each ing announced tonight that me H-cuse w'here the elections for the Angeles Times, whose plant was dam-jsoaked and costs and the inmates been fixed iaged last October by an explosion whom there were twenty, paid over ATTACK ADDITION THE CITY Los Angeles Times Pub- lisher Talks to Manu- facturers HE IS BITTER Not Against Trades Un- ionism that Keeps With- Denizens of Underworld Pay Fines in Police Court There was a full grown clean up of i every jomt in the city last night that I was known to be of a disrepuiaole I character, and this morning twenty-si." jof the denizens of the underworld ap- peared to answer to charges preferred against them under the city bylaw governing disorderly houses. Jt was a 'brilliant array that faced the magis- trate. In fact it was a regular recep- tion. Seven of the keepers were pres- ent in the persons of Frankie Berry, Ethel Fuller, Rose Russell, May How- May l3.-General Har- Bthel either giving him food or liidms: him.! n... He told inspector West that after they would-adjourn at he wee.-oud our coni.titueat asaembly have h broke away they made for the Pioneer i lht: previously he jfor Maj, 2S Thus far lhe y young re- Lumber Yard on Round street and government proposes to advance v rk i 'has lhe more or stayed there all day Sunday .mtil! as much as possible to the about eight o'clock in the evening, j boards when they hit for the south. Asked where they got food, he said that tley went from Saturday evening until a loss of a score of lives, was the iSlO and costs on each count. The city treasury is about to the good as as riuicn as possioie 10 serious conspiracies lo restore annuaj banquet of boards .or dealing with young, Mamie] to his throne, and the jsociation of Manuf: when the Commons reassemble.-, in e Thf. ua-nccers 01 pdiiiacin si me. i ne cicc- marked the close of tions are looked tonvard to as a guest of honor tonight at the sixieen.h ja of the nighrt performance. Natlonal an old time offender. Manufacturers, which i-who has been walking the straight and i marked the close of the annual con-j narrow path for the last year, fell off Monday evening without any. He .also j eastcrn anf] wcstern systems ot 1-he i In piloting the bill to connect the test ofthe republic's power of en- vention of Manufacturers. stated that many people, saw him. injeasiern wcstern systems cf lhe i !durance. "of Leth'bridge for the plaintiff: the regulation prisoners' garment. Inspector West commuted them for W. C. Ives for the defendant. On resuming the proceedings yester- day afternoon in the Supreme Court on the Low slander case. Dr. Stacpoole was called for the prosecution, and gave evidence that as chairman of the license and police committee he bad Thompson on Dec. 29 request of Coombs and Low. He was accompanied of the committee; Cahoon and Holmes. They asked Thompson for information regardrag his charges against, Low, Tnit defendant said that he would not give; them to.--.that _effect they would guarantee' that "they would not prosecute him. John Homles testified "to the same effect. The remainder of the session was taken up by the defence witnesses, and tbe main evidence deduced was that Thompson and his partner were carrying.on a sort of blind pig busi- ness in the livery barn run by Thomp- son and his partner Pratt. J. Frambtz was on the stand and testified that on or about Aug. 22nd last he had brought over a cargo of 1G cases of whiskey, which was stored under one of the "stalls in the stable. This was the whiskey that had led to Low's searching the premises in company with a mounted police officer and Framfotz said that one sack of bottles -containing 20 or 21 had been taken, as tie Booked'about twenty min- utes after.' .Carnahan was called and substantiated this evidence. Then Thompson himself was put on the stand. He admitted that he had. been carrying on. business as a dealer ir illicit liquor, "that he had been lined He had seen Low shortly after bavins, been fined, in August and told him i! he would leave him alone he would make it right with him and promised to get out of the business.- He said, however, -that he had iince received; two more consignments of Booze From Macieod. In his conversation with Low after the search, he swore that Low said to him, "I need a new suit-Of clothes and think it is up to you to ;buy me one on this deal." Thompson said he told him to go ahead and order, one and he would make it right. Then to trap Low he had given his partner. Pratt, three bills amounting to and Pratt had taken .the number of them and kept a memorandum of it. He had never traced the and said there was nobody present when he gave Low the money. He also said that he had given Low on three different oc- casions after. Pratt was called to substantiate Thompson's evidence. He said he had been convicted twice of selling liquor without a license, that'he had laid a trap for Low by taking the numbers on the bills that Thompson is suppos- ed to have given Low. fie said he was present when Thompson gave Low money. This being the last de- fence witness, court adjourned for the day. Seizure of Liquor This morning W. E. Yancey, a spec- ial constable of Cardston. told of the seizure of. liquor made on Dec. 23. the da.y before the slander was spoken. The evidence of Constable McEwen of the Mounted Police, was very im- portant from the fact, that he was trial at the next sitting-of the District. Hon' Mr- Northern through the Graham seated bccn appointed Senor Joao who has iust Court. 'S that the government wa.s >.itislied that the increase in the level in the West was something parlia- ment did not yet fully eompp.hcid. The aim was to serve this try by the development jr LVOIIS, -I. R. elevated train when drew a j.j p McLean, L. in Huron, Bruce and Essex count-j and their growing interest in the ra- within the limit of the law." ies bespoke the mind of rural Ontario j tionai Hie. That illustrates the v.-hole J "Nothing but evil follows the strike, black jack and assaulted a who reproved him for smoking in the! car. He then leaped: from the train i .1. A. Broivley, are to decide tbe mer its of the case. The plaintift's case the government for the reciprocity and declaring that it would be ernee, the suppression of the religious cr- dcrs and the secularisation of educa- tion. Ii is well recognized that the monarchy appreciably compromised the country's finances. The republic is endeavoring to reconstitute them by scrupulous and intelligent, mont. Tlie interest on the external debt will he paid promptly- li'f'C is no intention to have to fre- qtieni loans to emerge tenroor-irily from difiicjilties." lence." ASSESSMENT SHOWS tims, until he was captured, after be-j by Archibald J. Karquharson vs. ing shot by a 'bicycle policeman. j Canadian Pacific Railway Company, i caused, in- this case, _by fire, will OFFICERS AND come up for trial at the close of the PRISONERS DUMPED! Helsoii case. Lawe A: Fisher for tbe Pcohipiainant. and Ross, Macdonald Larie for. tlie defendant company. A third case which was to come In-fore the court at this session, 5 was tluw of.-Joseph Lcthbridge's total assessment for 1911 is In 1910 the assessment was S9.- This shows an increase of in the Five years ago Lethbricige's as- sessment only amounted to HAD NARROW ESCAPE EJdmonton. May and Mrs. GENERAL ARMISTICE IN MEXICO Fort William -Mny t. Mijls and their two little chil-j- William will have a'local option cam- Mr- Fred Robertson, had a j party TTe stated that he had a search war- rant to search Pratt and Thompson's on Page Five.) addressed by Ben Sponce of Toronto, pinned under tbe machine by a Citizens' Temperance Alliance was j clothes, neither he nor the other mem-.j" El Paso. May eleven o'clock last night Judge bajle read instructions for Mexico City to sign the gener- 31 armistice which provisional President Madero had signed earlier in the day. A general armistice of five days is now in effect throughout Mexico. DR. CLARK. M. P.. HONORED Ottawa, May a pleasing soc- ial gathering last night: Western Lib- eral members and friends surprised Dr. Michael Clark. Red Deer, and pre- sented him with a handsomely engrav- ed walking stick. The occasion was the celebration of Dr. Clark's fiftieth birthday. Narrow Escape of Four Men From Drowning in Cobalt Lake Cobalt. May Cobalt! Lake this afternoon with men" tney bad arrested as vs The Xcst Pass Coal i Constable McKnv and Mr. (manager of the' Cobalt Lake' Mine.j company, but the defendant company iwere dumped out of the canoe, and i judgment, in favor ot the plam- narrowly escaped drowning. One of j tiff for thus settling before Jtlie prisoners stood up in the canoe! coining to trial. land upset it. Gordon and McKay had i H. A. Maclean, K.C.. of Victoria, juieir legs under the thwarts or" theja-r.d A. 1. Fisher-for plaintiff, and M. canoe, and had a difficult time in get-j A.. Macdonald and W. R. Lane for de- ting free. All we''e rescued by cling-1 fcndiint. ing ib rhe canoe until'help came from' The session will last but a day or another boat. River Rises The rain, which has been falling-al- most, continuously, for the last two days, has started t-ho Klk River up- wards again, and it looks as though the rain will continue.. The very heavy snow fall of the past, winter, if brought down too rap- idlv bv the rains, will cause very BE HANGED Threp R'vpv.s, Que., May Her- tMPTI-ED SCHOOL IN FORTY-FIVE SECONDS London. Out., Mav forty-five, I seconds, the pupils of The Rectory TropancioV did not cvma- any street school marched on; ,to Rear ing 'h( iniadas H'opancier. found -..guilty tllC mlirer P' l hHnS of was tO the 21st "PXt- this morning when the buiidin.c Though dense smoke poured out. sentence. The iormeri of about seventy men. "oers of the party were hurt. from baseraeai there was no panic. court, room was packed doorv. It is that defense will move for a trial. high water, and t-he predictor of cal- amity is ffcU-ing to tell you so. Defendant Got Verdict Fernie. B. C.. jury af- ter out. less than one hour last nisht brought in a verdict for the defendant in the case of Henspn against the M. F. M. Kail way, for damages, received at Coal Creek ion August IStb 'last. ;