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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume III. Letbbridge, AJberta. Thursday, May Number 134. BANKERS HOT AFTER C. G. BELL Alleged To Have Used a Bank Stamp The luw is again after C. G. UelU formerly secretary of the Western Farmers h'levalor and .Milling Coni' pany. This time it Is the police of Be attic and thc U. S. National and Washington State Hunkers' Assoeia tions that will he hot foot on his trail Bell it will be remembered was ai rested about a month ago here foi Issuing a chetjiie for in favor o the Stacey Lumber Co., when his company had practically no funds in the bank, and nld -have. He was committed ''or trial but the crowi PREMIER TRIES TO BLAME GUSHING; SAYS HE VOTED FOR SPECIFICATIONS CROWDS HEAR CASE AT FERNIE Former Minister Will Make Emphatic Denial Premier Put Under Severe Cross Examination Court Room Filled By By Mr. Bennett Seems To Know Very Little About Railway Transactions that the stenographic report he fur- for them. I told him plainly th'at was i Dished was accurate. low- amj J bellevert in a-short time he could 'do bettor." Hie premier gave what was per-1 you ,lad (From the Herald's Own Corre- spondent) Kdmonton, May A. U. Rutherford was on the stand all this afternoon as well as this morning a round-about manner when Mr. i termsV" Changes in Railway Act "in IL'07 the government enacted a model railway law, did it haps the best exhibition of replying (provincial telephone bonds on better: -in i'JOU it incorporated the A. will probably be in the hands of 31 r. Johnstone at the opening of the ses-i K. H. HenneU, the insurgent's' coun-iSi0n this afternoon questioned "I don't think so; I don't think the c of the telephone bunds was set-! until the following March." W. "Yes." "Sections 2 and of the model bill that at least two directors ot sel, for some time tomorrow. His ten- regarding his taking over the depart- "Did Clarke tell you how far -his companv seeking a charter shaH be tiniony has produced nothing veryjment Of railroads in November and (negotiations had gone? Did he tell residents "of the province. This was new or startling. been en an announcement of his railroad pol-i-vou hls Promjse ot a sale to apply to the A. (J. W. a wt-'im- certain changes were made in the, "Hecause none of the directors were fvcock's maue IrnJrn u (residing in this province, and the cab- b ie engineer govern- The Railroad Policy "No." liner did not consider that a verv es-lthc Crow s -N apology rather than a defence, able revelation of how the ment or a province was duped and! "When did the matter come up iiij "Do you remember that the changes mulcted by a few shrewd asked Mr. Jolmstone. i the government when the contract was signed." Rutherford: "We knew the C. N. H. had adopted the Crow's Nest specifi- cations." Hennett: "Is that why you disre- garded the specifications of "No, we simply decided to use the standard specifications." Never Had Report Jiennett read the report which Mr. to the cabinet in which no charge against him in the Supreme Court and he was dis- charged. He was around Lethbridge for a day or two afterwards and then left for parts unknown. It is presum- ed that he took with him a cheque from across the line, and then bound hand and foot. The premier's friends had hoped jway policy and I was planning to that he might be able to say to learn what lines were coming "It was at a rather informal meet- jing when we were talking about rail- were "1 have no recollection." "When did.you. go "Was it done at the request of the ;gentlemen reciuestinj the incorpora- "In the spring and also in -j suppose so. After the legisla- 'ture passed the act of incorporation thing that would place the govern- ment in somewhat better light, but he failed utterly. When adjournment into the province." "What did you do in looked to the deputy attorney "Clarke happened to be there when eral to take Care of details." 1 was. He wanted an introduction to! -But you introduced the bill, engineers severely condemned Nest specifications and de- clared the line was the poorest con- structed in the West. "Will you ex- plain why in the face of that you al- lowed the contract to- be he asked. "I never had that report. Besides 1 en- do not believe that the C. P. Ji. would I acknowledge the line to be so poor." ex-! "1 will say for your information that "Who suggested the Oliver and Mr. Graham, as the! plained it, and asked the House toithe C. P. R.; would acknowledge it." "It was myself. 1 thought Uie government was in the habit [adopt book of the Southern Alberta Land was this afternoon the govern- ;mier ought to announce the Co. Ltd., on the Hank of British North America at How. Isl-ind, and an ac- ceptance stamp belonging to the same banlc. The cheques were made spec- ment was more shaky than ever. policy." Premier Rutherford did not try as assistance to railroads." d you help him Sir Wilfrid Wouldn't Helo The premier then told of how Cush- in the i ing had taken a trip to Regina on 'October 3rd, returning October 7th. "1 suppose you yourself are person- but before leaving had left things to but it was passed li-ird as lie might to questions directly. pertinent tasked "but why was the change damagin His sidesteppin, ially for the Southern Alberta Land a; times that even Cn 10 hr> rim enfrorni-v -inH i commissioners smi.ed indulgently. LU DG DJ cue bcciecaij anci D UH.SML us nine LUC laiijuaus. mv-seif to see if his countersigned by the president. inPVnen couil3el wa...tid information i too. Of course, 1 contemplated having 'merit would give any casfi subsidies contended it. was all done with the i "i remember an informal conversa to the government the pre-ja competent engineer under me. 1 tc, railroads in our province. I found sanction of the cabinet and Jegisla-ition at a cabinet meeting." the public works department had Ou' he would not. Mr Clarke was 'enough work to do without the rail-'Wjth me" -Ur- Bennett continued: "The gen-'nesses ol the Crow's Nest speciiica- it with the names of the secre-j "l" wnen uie nnonnauon ancl j uot liavc mucj) lo do--i make any suggestions as eral act Provides that the plans must tary and treasurer, and stamped i: the accepted stamp of He went to a bank in Seattle. Hell made out a cheque in favor of himself, signed and counter-! memory -seemed vague and I misty, but when the information .answered the premier, failing to Spectators- The Hold-Up Case {Special to the Fcmic, H. 0., May trial of Varlow and Babcock charged with holding uu Quinnc-y and Uaird, em- ployees of tilt- T. rites Wood Co. ai Coal 'Creek, Tearned to-day at 10.30. After the preliminary testi- of Chief Engineer Roaf, of tfee Coal company as to the authenticity of the plan drawn by him of tbe scent of ihe alleged hold-up, the ex- amination Of Mr. Bell, manager of ike Imperial Bank as to the signature ol Bahcock and that of Stuart, clerk ol the Koyal Hotel, Cranbrook, as' to the same signature on the hotel reg- ister, and that the man Babcock in the prisoner's dock was ihc man per- sonally known to him. witness" as being the same as he who had his Claassen, Coin- hold- oi money he had turned over to Quin- ney, saying there were six fifty and forty twenty '.loUar. bills in the pack- age, besides ji fi-w' dollars in change, the examination of J. W. Quinncy, eighty dollars for expense money he said. Would they send the' Premier Kuthertord asserted flatly j plain the point -Mr. Johnstone wished wa ehecjnc for to the Bank of within an hour and a after do. merce, Lethbridge, for deposit, and W. H. dishing, former minister js.aml a "cabinet meeting that you! cash bis personal cheque on the public works, had sent a letter to make a no use i aid not press the you any I of campaign for e why Mr. down a plan construction'- "Not that I remfiinher." been "u'hat was he at the meeting witness for the prosecution, house met." j a J was begun ami conducted by W. A. how manv He was iust there to be called on. _T i "Do you know whether or not Mr. McDonald, k.C. Qumney's s.ory "Not many; tlie surveyors had been i Stocks was -satisfied'.'" "1 do not know." "The were drawn by -.j---- bank for ?SO? The bank agreed. strongly condemning the pnpos-j "He should have so understood at[ i remember Air. Woods said. dav or two later the Bunk of Cotn-ied specifications for the A. G. meeting, though I did not tell nad a ielter fronl Mr. Minty which! "'-Xo-' 'in SC) many words. hp xvantori I Sanction merce here received the forged South railway, he voted with the..cabinet in) rn n _ N "1 am tryln. Alberta Land Co. cheque and without a word of pro-; How Gushing Got News [soon as "Then Mr. Cushing's first direct! "How about the suspicious when it was connected Pressed by Mr. Bennett for an knowledge of it came when you pub-; "The cabinet decided October 7th in the field during the fall and winter only." "No papers have been given the'Woods under general instructions company granting an extension of from "Yes." "When was the cabinet meeting Never Asked For to find out if in ac- "On the forenoon of tiie 7th when cordance with the general act and in -Mr. Cushing and I returned from He- law this company ever began con- yi Hell's name. Manager C, G. K. Nourse'explanation of this seemingly remark- liclv announced your railway .all agreements should be signed." immediately wired the Seattle behavior of dishing, he said: to be on the lookout for Hell and for-! is not for me to account for Mr. etl Harvey, "between a policy! "Ves. it was intended structton. "Yes." j any "pWvTo'ifs" deal- j "No. my sanction was not asked "But there is a remark-.ings as to the "Tlien so far as the act is concern- warded the cheque to Bow Island., Cushing's mind." on railroads and "the taking charge of! Woods should get the officers of the ed- construction has not been start- Next day he received a telegram from I 'Oh no. you have enough troubles j their administration." public works department and Dr. Wad- the Bow Island bank declaring J' cheque worthless. No word has yet been received of Bell's arrest. own, replied course 1 did not have much to dell together and asjree, but i was not do am) Wa3 lo-at mVsejf." Cushmg will probably make a.be tile same tlling ln "Dr. Waddeli says the specifications statement .answered the witness. But he finally got around to a compromise between Stocks', "At what "About 11.30." it was prior to that Mr. Trowbridge handed you the letter from Mr. Cushing purporting to be dated on the 7th with a copy of the brought out the main facts ol the hold-up. He had gone to Coal Creek to bring down the-cash as was usual upon pay nights. He had received the cash in three envelopes, ami had in company with Baird started to take tin- train for Pcrnie, they were met .by two men who came irom behind the jail, pointed two guns in their faces and ordered them, io hold up tht-jr hands. ..One ol the robbers held the cuns on them 1 wn'le the'which be said were too rigid, what do vigorous denial of this j when lie takes the stand. :point and declared that his assuinp- Clarke's: what do you know about j Spying on Cushing ILJOII Of supervision, of railroads j _ i During the examination Mr. Hen- -came as a matter of course after Mie "I took no part in the "Then any Held Into Man Killed in the declared that Mr. Trowbridge. announcement of his railway policy.; Sale of the Bonds "I am not interpreting the law." Left to Attorney General j "Then I'll leave that to the attorney eneral. So any construction alleged i [detailed specifications ol" "Yes." Cushing's Letter .Mr. Bennett read the letter in which through their have been done was not by said he was sentling the pre- [mier a draft of tiie Chalmers report. BLACK'S DEATH AN ACCIDENT pockets, securing the cash in the- un- vclopcs, and r. box of chocolates. They wore thr-n forced to turn back up thc hill again, when the hold-up men turned and ran down thc hill towards the train. r P R i Cushing former secretirv who had He 'salrt he tilouSnt 't was due thej The premier said that when Clarke C. P. R. Yards tormtr secretary, who had He wem on to that came back he said the best, way to Thc inquest of .James Black, who brought the letter to the cabinet re- announcement of policy first an-'sell was at par. so the full amount i Cushing described the specifications Quinnt-y followed and Baird came L. ,not as good as they might have been! in his wake. He described how the clone' for the "railroad would not be1 hut merely satisfactory. Gushing I Uvo men s u-ere runnin e i -int hni-iyprt hv made several criticisms of the propos- 7 i Vldcd- on ''at'h sidc of him irading tirat would he ;eci deal and remarked that he had was killed on Tuesday in the C. P. Referred to, had spied on Cushmg. going peared in the form of an interview in would be paid into the Home Bank of council? vanis here, was held in the utidcrtak-'to Calgary and setting a copy of a itne newspapers, which had been type-; Canada, and that early in October! "Yes." nf T S Fcttcrlv vaster-' -UPPOH nvirtf thero hv ing parlors ot i hctunj ester m.ule thetc And you are president of the ox- l3een accused of knocking the project iwnncn ancl seiu to chem' He thought lie infornit-ri t.he cabinet of it. for He- "And as such in charge or the rail-' foi use tjje of the cabinet wereisaid lie told a meeting of the cabinet-' iu the province''" day aftrrnoon. Only five witnesses by ;he Attorney General in his speech also given a copy. -in which Cii-shins was present that the "Was there any discussion but that his only interest was to pro- ject the province. "Do you mean to say." asked Hen- that he had heard a shot as they passed (he policeman. Quirmcy kept on down the roavl in an effort to asked .Justice Bock. "No." you understand they were soU through a asked Mr. John- "Vou relied on the newspapers to stone. were called, C. F. Prettic, supcnn- lo the House. "Was there any discussion of nonets had been sold at. par. winch; t undent of the Canadian Bridge Trowhridge's friends declare he had !atter.k.tt'as. to the was equivalent to IM." in whose employ Hlack was, -John a rerlei-( right to do what he did and Wartiioll, Floyd 5'arr, John Philip Davis and Crcorge Lucas, all of whom were present at the time Qin TUAMAC of the accident. Thc jury found that lllUlTlnu Ulack came by his death by being crushed by timbers falling from a flat ear, but that no blame could be at- tached to anyone, the death being purely accidental. The remains were shipped east lo Ontario last night, W. Kennedy, an uncle of deceased, ac- companying them. t h tj h _ nett- CMishinu made the state- caun l, 'n ftaa bcSun to "Yes." ,ments in the letter purporting to Ollt- to do so re- "on November -4, I'JUS. appeared au written the same day and Unit an 'turned fo where Varlow ami Baird i announcement in the papers that >ou hour and a half later ne passed the were standing on the high line track, Jiintended to establish a department of approving the other specilica- aml V.lrlow-say to Baird that ami nprsnn.iliv inok after it tions without a word ot" ana IOOK u. i hc thoucht the hoid-uo men jNow having made necessary change; [advise the other cabinet "No: I remember he asked Mi.'no olttcers were appointed by you for' "Practically so." j Woods to ge; some evidence from department until after .January, '_._._ i "Vou left the change to the cabinet. Clarke as to the sale, and that Woods ilKI, (Continued on page GREAT CROWD TO VIEW REMAINS Effort To Distinct C. P. R. Land Coapaoy i if he had seen his announcement of jhis railroad policy. That was about December 11. i Rutherford and Clarke: i .Mr. Johnstone read the letter from iMinty to Clarke already -roduced in AN ALDERMAN to be (soon afterward showed mo an extract; "That is correct." "Ves-" UIP agreempnt with S. Mor-l "Then in October IDOU the depart-: Tlie ;vitness toll! of Uovv wlien "e gan." !ment of railways consisted of your-! went east shortly afterward he met. "Didn't you understand there Cornwall in Winnipeg and asked him a -yf course other cabinet officers' "No." 'were available, uut tliere was no work! "Then what did the three per cent. t0 be done." "Am I correct in asserting ali ned before Anil flthlkrc rtllU UlllCId JCtR "Were your relations with Clarke "Yes." he thought the hold-up men hail goim behind the store. The cross-examina- tion of Quinncy by W. R. Ross is now in progress, and it is evident that no point will he left uncontest.- j Airs. Varlew, with her little childf accompanied- by- her mother, present, taking the keenest interest in the .and i i .-XlillVUIICVtiil "Simply a reasonable commission contracts were sigr sold the same as the telegraph bonds." January. jevidence in which it w--is practically ever )said that Cornwall was to act as the "1 could not say so." i medium of communication Ituthcrford and Clarke. between "Did you ever !ienr of him lins? with any political "What teciinical assistants hud you j iwhen von entered into the contracts: "We had as to what was; -rt, "Was -Mr' Cornwa11 Justified in say-1 "No." :necessary to be done and I think you! New Mny jn tnat iptter that von h.ld tolcl j ..uid pver know Of any political !wm find" we followed fliem. We took; well writes Hut for every dark spot him you were anxious to see that l iManitob-i for miidance." in Wall .street there is a bright progressing satistactor-j "No." f -u.'hat technical assistance was ai ;SimT" aml Cameron, ,vent to Calgary To Disqualify Alderman Bowman U. A. Smith, banister, of Messrs. room is full of people drawn by the interest created because of the posi- tion Varlow has occupied in the.com- munity. Hmdreds Stayed Up All tk Nisbt-The Crowd Kept Quiet London, May 18.-When the great and President Shaughncssy, ot the Canadian Pacific was the optimist to- "I can't imagine I should say such a thing. There was nothing to A Political Fund 'yoJir "Did yon ever know of any had the deputy attorney yesterday afternoon on lecal business. Acting for Frank G. Waddington et al. rtav. to the Canadian lr.w, be anxious over. The legislature had 1 that railway must reduce its freight not met. I did not discuss the A. fc j ,n i jivi I'- W'. project with any man except I rak-s when it pays 10. per cent, dm- Jn I dends. The company is earning about the expression of Mr per cent, and some of thc English, that Cornwall had said you J .Justice Harvey: "They vestors are extremely anxious to had taken Clarke on cessary For a member ol dividend than thc seven "we" Mr. .Johnstone. I canit inter- party." "1 never have." "Do you know who j -They were the "No; I always paid my election stocks ancl penses. and they were never very i -yes. that's right." Chambers and Stocks were avail- hp agk Sllprenie Court for onlv practical nK-m-iwlit ol compelling Aid. ;C. H. Kowman to show cause why Jiis heavy." doors of Westminster Hall larger dividend than thc seven per cent, mow paid. The present wcrc dividend consists of a six per cent thrown oprn al six o'clock this.morn-; paymcm QUt of raiiway earnings, and hundred thousand ccnt from thc Iand dcpart. pret other people's letters." "Did you take Clarke on "Not at all." seat on the city council should not be n.r mJ "How ls Tllpn Declared vacant on the around thai are not J0 rPiy on you disregarded their. of the Liberal J- n- Hawden. has ?e- I we disregarded them.'cured a contract with the city con- "Not dishing to havo the lo the charrer of the city." See His Bank Book -mil? of the specifications drawn and i Mr. .JolinsJone: "Would you to ;be A. G. what be fng morr than a persons formed into line waiting the want to' in- iiio Gil. i i opportunity to pass I..L tui-'- corporate a land company to pur- dreds kept an all night vigilance ?hc p R ,s fcal the'ment." the sake of being in the van to-day.. to be givpn as a bon-j Never Heard of Cornwall Many were disappointed last night Canadian Pacific stock holders1 Another letter ol Jhe same j j .vmntnfwt 'Was read, but the nremser con when the doors closed, and remamea am, common hcW in thc treasury. the'expressions to Hu> in line near Westminster the night Tlic prpfcrrcrt would pat five that he was raking a sort of or "Minty said in ibis letter that ohjecUon to giving Mr .Walsh and'Chalmers furnished these speciOca- of J. H. Hawden as auc- waU feels linnseir.in a position i access to your hank but we decided to use tite C.Tioneer at one and one-half per cent. of lois Addition ;n "None wnatevor. but I do not think j p. H. Crow's Nest specifications.; commission in Uie ilmuld he ex-.They hurt been adopted in Manitoba i will find UiaJlaml'by the C'. N. K. and were really Jw as far as political funds or presents standard adopted by all the on Iilp thirteenth of from railways are conrernod there are jern provinces. They wore used month. The applicants for the not any." Mr. Hennett then hesan his cross-'from Grandvlpw to Krtmonton. 'esamination. Premier Kulherforo Prairie Loam Ballast said he was a member of the of; construction of the C. N. H. who think jthoy a priovance by ihe appoint- iment soing to Mr. Hawden. and the crowd gave no hint of trouble, and hornas Shaughnessy thinks gun. The question of the mileage ro jto have been struck out and something] great as was the crush there was no Tie believes that the land vitled in the specifications danger of life or limb. j w-as given lo the Canadian Pacific to a. w _ he used in developing Canada, .and he deun and Vormer Denuty Atto-ney! "As l remember, prairie loam was he used in developing Canada, .and he deun and Former Deputy WOULD WIPE OUT COLOR LINE. on rxpomling the surplus earn-General Woods looked after if. I ings for development purposes. Belief all those details 'o Mr. New York, May thr rompany idea would narrow, a socialist lawyer of Chicago.! win thc organiZation of a pool t in an address to-night a; the second j of forrjtrnor.s and furnished the reason "Did Clarke tell you of his trip to If annual conference of the National Negro committee in Cooper Union wiped out the color line and urged amalgamation as a solution of the race problem. WILL PUBLISH TO-MORROW. 4-Inot mentioned." Mr. Hennett: "Now you know work. ;point will most likely depend upon I whet her Aid. Howman is a partner with .Mr. Hawden in the lifter's atio- 4. As two holidays come, with- 'prairie loam' wKrc in the copy j Smith, wiiHc In Cnlsary, J. in The M era W wiii rne nouse ply for a of certiori. V >n a IU.KIIII win hecause vou your speech on J ,t fKrt T- for the rcrent advance in stock. Kngland in his efforts to float ihe The polio- advocated bv Sir Thomas i ric Yes: on his return he told me theij. will undoubtedly picvall and m it market was nol hriski not havirg Canada will he assured of rapid dc- fully recovered from the late strin- veloprnent. goncy. He mentioned as a price do as the other evening pap ers of the province are doing, and publish a paper to-mor- row, but there will be no issue of, the paper on Tuesday next. Victoria Day. those grounds." a conviction under the city 'Yes. there appears to have beenjmarket bylaw in the case of Wan a mistake about it, the ;wo copies be- fjnp. a. Chinese vegetable peddler who Ins different." Didn't Have Specifications Bennett to Harvey: "There is evi- was convicted under the bylaw for selling vegetables in the restricted limits of the city upon days designat- ENGINEER SAVED HUNDRED LIVES By Heading Steamer For tfce Shore At Kansas City Kansas City. May excur- sion steamer 'Tui'le Sam" collided with a Sand in thc Missouri River at Ihc foot oi Grand avcnw this afternoon and san'tf. One hundml awl fifty passengers. 25 of them wo- men, had a narrow escape from death. Their lives were by the heroism of Row Taylor, engineer, and W. L. Thompson, pilot of thc boat. When the sand barge punched a bole ia the stern of the boat and she began TO sink the engineer put'on full steam abeari and the pilot headed her for j the shore. The passengers were patic strtckin. ten feat of thc sbcrs the boat aad tipped over her decks were at an angle of -15 fe. grees. All the lower deek is uwter water. Passengers elung to the rail of the upper deck until people on tfcr. "Mdenee that vhe Crow's Nest specifica tions were not in the possession of eri as market days. river bank got planks which thrown out to the boat-, forming "bridge, and over this the passetfrrs went ashore. ;