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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Volmuc V. Letbbridge, AJberra. Monday, May Number 142. PUT A BULLET THROUGH BRAIN Suicide Of Lawrence N. McEwen At His Home Sunday Lawrence (Larry) NT. McEwen, one. of Lcihhridge's old timers, shot him- self at his home, No. 231 Westmins- ter Road, North Lclhbridgo, between half past twelve and one o'clock yes- terday afternoon, and died a min- utes afterwards. In the house at the "time were de- ceased's two sons, Bert'and Will, Bert being about 17 years of age and Will nine or ten years. He was getting breakfast ready and without saying a word that indicated 'what he was about to do, he went upstairs to the boys' room, secured a .38 Colt revolver belonging to the eldest hoy, loaded it with which he found in the bottom of.a trunk, plac- ed the revolver to his. temple., .and pulled the trigger. Tjic bullet passed out of the other temple, making "'an' awful wound, and was afterwards found by Const. Brown on the- floor, wherc.it had fallen after striking the wall, hut without sufficient force become embedded. ENGINEERS HAVE FOUND GOOD ROUTE For Line Between Lake Superior and the Clay Belt Fort Arthur, May C. N. R. survey party locating the proposed connecting Jink between the Lake Head and clay belt north of the .Nip- Igon through which line to continue to Sudljury, have worked hack to Cur- rent Rivei- iuul from all accounts the engineers found a very satisfactory route with a grade of four-tenths. which is regarded as very favorable, considering the character of the coun- try and will allow heavy hauls be- tween Port 'Arthur and the head of Thunder Bay. The Une Is located quite near here. SIFTON, McLEAN, MARSHALL AND MITCHELL LOOK LIKELY Premier Will Not Make Official Announcement Until Wed- nesday-Portfolios To Be Decided Later-Where Premier Will Sit YOUNG ENGLISHMAN KILLED ON STEAMER Toronto, May Yennan, ii young Englishman, employed as an oiJer on the merchantman "Dundee" ot" the Inland Lines, Ltd., was caught I by the bolts of a friction pulley this ar'tez'nooji and crushed so badly IJJHI he died in Grace hospital at midnight. The crew were busy unloading the cargo preparatory to pulling out again. DATE OF FAIR WILL NOT BE LAYWERS SCRAP IN COURTROOM Ended In Blows Outside-- Refused To Give Apology Wellanri, Ont., May a healed argument before Judges AYclIs and Morgan in an arbitration case, Solicitor H. L, Collier, of St. Catharines, attacked J. P. Lobb, so- licitor for the Hydro-Electric Power Commission, on the court house steps. Collier struck Lobb several Hearing the shot and the sound of j times in the face, smashing the lat-' his father's fall, the eldest boy rani tor's glasses. Collier, represented upstairs and .was confronted with the Win. Patterson, a farmer oi Thorold to Edmonton, May is stated on good authority that the following will he-in the cabinet 'which Premier A. L. Sifton will announce Wednesday: Premier and Minister ot IDducation, i until Wednesday morning when the statement will be Issued. but it is said to be absolutely decided upon by those who are on the insidal A.'L. Sifton; Minister of Public Works 'government will be. There is much A. J. McLean; Minister of Agricul- A large number of members of. the u is not probable when the rnem- iegislature have remained in the of lhe cabinet are announced over Sunday exixjcting to hear this morning, who the members of the tare, Duncan Marshall, and Attorney- General, .Judge C. H. Mitchell, Medi- cine Hat. Mitchell's selection is believed to be and Marshall, while a member of the Rutherford administra- tion, was but a recruit entering the government after the Waterways deal consummation. Another probable choice of thq, premier is Doctor U'ar- nock of Pincher Creek.. Latest Developments Lumonton, May A. L. Sifton will not make the announce- ment with reference to the personnel ot" cabinet this morning" as was speculation as to who the cabinet will embrace, and there have been many most of them being foundation. That the attorney general will be Judge Mitchell of Medicine Hat seems to he generally conceded. The judge is a strong personal friend of the new premier and a seat can be easily found for him in the bouge as the representative of the Medicine Hat constituency. The present member, W. T. Finlay, is still iH at Toronto, C. P. R. OFFICIAL DEAD Barrie, May R. Tiffin, Sup- erintendent of the Northern Division of the G.T.R., died here last'night after two weeks' illness, of paralysis. He had been fifty years in the service ol the company, starting in as mess- enger at the age of fifteen. that the departments will he allotted. Tills will be done later. Another name mentioned for cab- Inec honors Is .Dr. Warnock of Pinoher Creek. He was approached several weeks ago, but it is uow more than possible that he will be replace 1 by A J. McLean of Lethbridge llstrict, who is one of thc strongest men off the far soutn. Mr. McLean is a large rancher and has large influence, 'it is alleged that! likely Premier Sifton will sit for ,a nort.iern constituency. That Lac St. Anne will be his seat there is a strong possibility, as the present 'ncumbcnt and it is improbable that he will again take his seat. The position'of minister of agricul- ture will again be filled by Duncan awful sight. His father was still alive and groaning in his death who wanted more for an casement on his land than the commission would agony. The sound of the shot was t allow. Collier taunted Lobb, rela- also heard by C. R, Fryer-, a carpen- ter, who lives in a cottage just oppo- site, and he and Alexander, proprietor of the People's Drug Store, just to the north of Me E wen's ran over. Dr. R. B. C. tivc to amendments of the rnent's power' legislation. govern- "Stop expected. Instead it will be held over I Marshall. This may {surprise many. may retire at any time to again ac- cept the inspectorship of which he held at the time of becom- ing a member of the up- on this question no definite announce- ment, has been made. those yelled Lobb, shaking his finger in Collier's face. "I'll give them to you measure for-measure." Collier: "Come on outside if vou house, Thompson, Dr. P. M. Campbell, and want anything. I'll punch your head." Const. Brown, were phoned and Lobb: '.'Oh, go. you arrived, a minutes later. It was I you cad, I'll get a 'bruiser over from at once seen that medical aid could j Toronto to fight -you.- -I: would not not avail- and he passed away just; have anything to tlo with you.'" before one o'clock. j Mr. Collier Chief of Police Qillcspie -arrived KING'S FUNERAL JHQLD-UP WAS EXPENSIVE inr crT ARE SET FREE Cost Million and a Half Dol- lars-King George x Surprised May- Edward's funeral with its attendant .expenses My challenge holds which expense will be defrayed from the public purse. just ilien and Coroner .J. D. Higin- I .Judge Wells asked Lobb hotham a little later. After obtain- gizo, but he refused. ing: the particulars, the latter decided j it was purely a- case of suicide and PEARCE WON SCULLING -that an inquest was unnecessary. He gave permission for the body to he removed. Jt was taken in charge by the Oddfellows and removed to the undertaking parlors o[ T. S. FcUer- CHAMPIONSH1P Sydney. N. S., May beat Haggry Saturday in the race for the Australian sculling championship. Tne result was never in doubt, Pearce winning easily. King George. was stunned when he heard-of the huge, outlay, and .is hav- ing the accounts investigated .'and vouched for as has never been known. There is great joy at Windsor since the new King and Queen let it be known that- they will make Windsor Castle their residence. Already the private apartments are being made lover for them. FARMER KILLED NEAR CASTOR Verdict is Unexpected In Ex-Policeman's Case (Special Herald) Horse Kicked Him In Stom- ach With Fatal Result Stcttler, Alberta, May 30. Leo. Haklc, a well known farmer, left I home to drive to Castor, and had I gone fourteen miles when the bridle COL CTEELE IS AFTER THE PRESS i Refuses to Allow To Give Out Any News Winnipeg, Afan., May sur prise .is manifested here owing to Steele, causing sect of iCiti' ritles and regulations forbidding oil ct-rs or any other member of th-2 mi itia writing on military subjects-tri th press or.giving any 'information to the j press without Colonel Steele's approv- al, WILU the .tnreat of dealing severely with iiuy offender. While this is a regular thing in war, ui'e're is no ap parent reason or known scandal to jus- tify such high flown and arbitrary- or- ders. Speculation is getting ....busy.- however with the Colonel's motives. Nobody believes that the slight and intermit- tent rain "which1 feiron Decoration Day was sufficient reason for j the troops A g r i c u 1 tural Society Buildings Will Be Rushed At the meeting of the directors ot the.Agricultural held on Sat- urday evening in the city council chamber for. the purpose, primarily, of considering the suggestion "matte that this year's lair be postponed a month to give more time for the pre- paration-of the new grounds and the erection "for the new exhibition Lall and other, buildings, it was decided after-considerable discussion not to uut to hold it on August and 11, the dates originally ar- ranged, and to rush the new groumls with all -possible speed. President .George 31. Hatch was in the chair j and there were present Di- rectors'E..A dams, W.'O. Ilutton, H. P. Gattrc'li, A.. Easton, Hugh Boyd, Secretary J. W. McNicol and also Magrath, M.P., Geo. 0. Kerr and S. Gillies. The discussion was of an informal nature and lasted' about an hour. "At the end, so unanimous was the sense of the'meeting-.against any charge, that no motion to change was mado and consequently, no vote taken. (5 Secretary McNicol came prepared for the discussion and read a tele- gram from the fairs department of the provincial government, stating that if the society required them a set of judges would be available on September I'l and 15. He also point- en out that should the fair be set for to slipped over one of the horse's 5e, :May hard Hc out to adjust itf-. thc ]lorse fam in tllc He made his way to the battle which "has occupied _. _( time and attention ot" court arid omach- since the opening of the assizes here} but en the to a conclusion yes- tcr' bodr for perform the aimiiaV-'prbgramnfe' to the' graves'of those who fell iu harness and since the rebellion. It is wliispered that there is another cause and'memories of reputed .friction between the veteran Ninetieth Regi- ment and the Regiment arc being revived. It is understood the frfjgliliiiiders whose officers are all society favoritey, aspire to precedancc on the strength of their lower regi- mental number, .Col. Steele has been very successful so far in making military service popu- September 1-1, 15 and come before the terday afternoon when, the jurv filedj Hc had fafmcd hcre scvcral lar ami will .certain-ly defpat his own back into court, after an absence of ycars bllt Ollt and Iocatcd wLth in little more than an hour with a vcr-l SCdp scTcnl5r milos east Cas -presa who Iiave y sup- -i (Continued on page 4) tor. ported him. SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF LOTS WERE SOLD 1C, it would Fairs at Ma- Lots Sold-Who Purchased And What They Got And Paid ly, Ford street. TIic deceased was forty-eight or forty-nine years ot age. He came to Lethbridgc in thc late eighties from Winnipeg, and went into the jewelry i and watch repairing business which) ne was a charter member of the first Keen Bidding And Good Prices Prevailed At Sale Of City Subdivision Nearly Two Hundred lodge of Oddfellows in thc city, and CT always took a leading part in Gun Club matters. In his younger days he was a great athlete, being a la- crosse player and a fast sprinter. He was unfortunate in business, and af- ter thc death of his wife four years ago, he was never the same man. For some years he was employed in- thc Bawden. the auctioneer appointed by Lcthbridge and other hotels in ,the [the city council, and one hundred and city. Something over a year ago he j {ots Ollt of the went hack to his old business and op- n iwo hundred and eighty-eight in '-'ic eneri up a walch-rcpairirig and jewelry store on Westminster Road, which he 1 subdivision, were knocked c'o.-r, to The city's subdivision. Queen Vic- toria Park, formerly the Agricultural Grounds, was auctioned off this morn- ing in the Caledonian Hall by J. H. on the north and west sides of :he park sold out completely, and those parts of the remaining blocks, four, live, six. seven and eight, facing the east and south sides of the park, were also gobbled up. The TCP Finures Tt when the. auctioneer reached mock ten that the bidding was brisk! The Purchasers Following is a .list of the property, sold, the purchaser and amount paid: figt pj..ces Lols Lots Block I George Angus 33-35 iJI. J. H. Skeith 29-32 !R. V. Gibbons............ 1-1. W. McNicol........... McMurphy W. IT. McLclland 19-20 Each 350j .J. W. Bawdcn...... 310 ]W. R. Dobbin 15-18 Asquith and .Lindsay 300 K. Dobbin........ T. Cascaden H. V. Gibbons A. E. Ives W. R. Dobbin Block U continued until the present time. Al- i purchasers at prices ranging from .tmi were knocked down to E-i _ J IV P S 11 I fi thoueh he had never so rm.eh as j lyjsct wicc of ?WO to T'te sateju. Kvlamls amid the applause of tliei" "V t i 11 v i r i in in l eri a hint to anyone of any intention netted cit'v something like room. These two arc corner lots fac- to kill himself, his eldest boy says j lhe at Queen street and to kill himself, his eldest boy says that he had been despondent for some lime, and he thinks he was worried n connection with his business. 90 lois unsold, which will lhe at street H. -I. Skpitli, ol'' T ably be held by tlw city for _, _clireti lots n. 1SJT T his two sons, who lived j him in the rear of and over thc Mrs. II. l y, 15. C., form- of ibis city, brother Peter. Cowley. and a sister-in-law, Wm. MeArioo, Crabb street. Ho1 Las in the city, and pop-j especially among the oln-j .imcrs, and much sympathy is fell for lhe. two younc; boys, who have Jhiis lost their onlv remaining parent. rt.i..-inci seer. and -Oat figure. Thesej' LtEUTENANT-GOVERNOR C. B. Bowman 1-3 340 ,11. J. II. Ski-ith -1-7 320 -H. Macbeth 320 F. Brown -V> 330 K. Dickson 340 ,IT. Donnan 320 I J. W. Bau-dcn Lina JSmilii Southard Hi-in 310 -I- C. Brown......... 300 W. K. Dobbin 300 F. H. Pennefather 7, 8 310 Lindsey___ 5, K R-Pearl man _ jChas. McClenaghan L. Lnlibertie Block X. 310 Hylands Skeith Skeith grain, Raymond arid other south towns, in which there might some advantage. Detailed plans of the new grounds and oi the new exhibition Hall were on thc_table and it was stated by the' president that thc city engineer and Architect T. Williams, that the whole" work- could, he completed in 60 days froni the time the plans and details would he complete, which would be in four or five days. Aid. Oliver and one or two other a scrap with'the directors seemed to be ot an opinion that for various reasons work could not bti completed in that time. Ho (Aid. said he was in favor of a midsummer fair, however, hu thought it should be postponed this year, and if postponed, at all, held in October rather than September. Hc also made the suggestion that the architect oi thc buildings make out a bill of thc lumber required and the society purchase it at once to. ensure getting it on the ground in time and prevent the, work being up wait- ing for lumber shipments, but .this did not meet with much favor. W. 0. Hutton favored'going on with thc buildings as rapidly as possible, and if they are not ready in time they would have to make the best possible job by using thc old grounds. "7t. was pointed out that, using the old grounds would mean the j spending of several hundred dollars, would bo practically thrown 310 310 300 300 300 Hlocks one, two. three, ten and nine; lots ;ilso face the square QF PRINCE EDWARD ID -M MANITOBA REPORTED GOOD ;the corner of Victoria street and 'tenon avemic. The rest of the lots; jamin Itogcrs of Albertan. 1'. K. I., has been appointed I.ieut.-C'tovernor of ince in succession the to prov- AlcKinnon. The new lieutcn- W. R. Dobbin i governor was a member Aird of nio 1'elers and Far- V. Tearlmnn JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN IN ENGLAND Lnnclon. .May Chamber- [.un. with his arrived from I'annes Saturday evening. Chamber- Growth Underground-- Some Anxiety. Winnipeg, Man.. May lin looked frail'and ii. was only with rain has fallen at regular intervals! he issistance of his wife and ;IH- (luring the past week, the weather or more whon ther member of the party tlut ho iias frequently been cold and unsea- iade bis From thp train to the sonable, rain turning to sleet irri.ige. He was somewhat tanned, even snow at times. Some anxiety iT11pinod of j I in the block sold from S-WO each tn i i All Kept Busy I The sale started nt lO.oi) and was- jover by twelve. The Iiiddinir through-j i out was brisk nnrt the auctioneer; handled thc sale with n rapirVy whirlr s astonished soim? of those present