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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 31, 1909. NO. 141 IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING BROTHER Jury Empanelled In Sensational Case At Regina Regina, Sask., May took a whole hour to get a jury in the Mor- ris murder case this morning, both sides exhausting challenges and the whole of the panel being called be- fore the jury was selected. The following are the men who will decide the N. L. Green, G. W. Wagner, E. C. Corbeau, Arthur Mac- donald, W. "M. Farlanc, R. Dymott, James Whitworth, J. F. Johnson, J. IX Campbell, W. G. Band, N. A.. McCanncl and George Peacock. Morris is charged with murdering his brother Charles at their farm home on the northwest quarter of 22- 10-20, near .Milestone. The body was burned after the mur- der and it is believed the Crown will have ji hard time fastening the cTime on Morris. Alex A. Ross and Henry McDonald are prosecuting and C. D. Wood and M. McCausland are de- fending. _______________ FELL OUT OF BOAT Mysterious Drowning Accident at Victims Hamilton, May Mc- Keown, 476 York St., 25 years of age and his companion Abe Millburn in the bay this' after- noon while sailing in a. gasoline launch. They went to the beach with David McKeown, 310 Jforth St., an uncle of Harry McKeown; the uncle was in the front of the boat steering and had his back turned to the other two who were working in the stern. In some way, he does not know how, both the the young man fell out of the boat. The uncle did not know how to manage the boat and drifted about in the bay until he was towed in. Three Buildings Are Wiped Out Horses Death SULTAN GAVE MONEY TO AMBASSADORS Revelations Result in Recall of Rep- resentatives of Russia and Francs Berlin, May a despatch from Constantinople, the correspond- ent there of Lokal Anzeigor says that the papers of Abdul Hamid were kept in a most orderly manner, and that they contain among other things re- ceipts from French ambassador to Tur- key, J. A. E. Constance, for a month paid by the Sultan to him through the Ottoman Bank. The correspondent says the Russian ambassador M. Zinoievoff received, according to these memorandums, the sum of a month. Both govern- ments have been informed and the ambassadors have been recalled. MAKE POPOCATEPETL WORK Mexico City, May Gar- za Garcia, is at the head of a com- pany to harness Popocatepetl, the great volcano near Mexico City; and furnish all the power for the National capital. He proposes sinking two wells into the side of the. volcano un- til he .reaches the boiling point in the earth. Then with nitroglycerine, ex ploded at the bottom he proposes to make an opening between the two; He would .then mn cold water one well, and he says steam.would come up out of the other. He would harness this to an. engine and the job would be done. He has suceeded in raising several dollars. NEW JUDGES FOR WESTERN CANADA Ottawa, May order in. coun- cil has been passed appointing C J. Mickle, leader of tha opposition in the-Manitoba. legislature to be coun- ty court judge of the new northern judicial district in Manitoba, and James F. Maclean, of Yorkton, to be judge of the district court of Battle- ford, Sask. VISTO LAD WON Wolverhampton,, May 31.- The Alnrigbton selling welter of 10B sovereigns, for three-year-olds ami upwards, distance one mile, was run here today and won by Visto ;Lad. TVomotheus was second and King George third. FORMER POLIOIMAN SUICIDES Winnipeg. May Aspinal late of the Northwest Mounted Po- lice, suicided yesterday by shooting himself in the mouth with a Win- chester rifle at the farm of W. H. Hood, nonr Morden. Mnn. No cause assigned Tor the act. DRY FARMING EXPERIMENTS Nebraska Professor Selecting Section of Land at Medicine Hat Medicine Hat, Alta., May fessor Campbell, the dry farming ex- pert, of Lincoln, Neb., who is credited with redeeming the arid lands of the Texas panhandle, ha? beeri spending a week in Medicine Hat with the Hon. W. T. Finlay, Alberta's minister of agriculture, for the purpose of se- lecting a section of land to be placed in his hands for demonstration pur- poses. The section which is favored iies within three miles of the city and ,lopes toward the railway -from which a fine view of the growing crops can be obtained. The soil will be handl- ed, though on a larger scale, under similar conditions to those of the av- erage farmer who comes into the West ;o take up land. A quarter section will be broken immediately and pre- pared for fall wheat and the remain- der of the land will not be cultivated until next year. The erection of buildings will be deferred till next THREE BODIES IN GARBAGE PILE Palmerston, May bodies of three infants, .one of them hat of a fully developed babe, were discovered on the farm of Charles just outside of the town lim- ts -where they hade been dumped with the refuse collected-by the scav- enger's cart. LUNDBRECK IS VISITED BY FIRE (Special to The Herald) Luadbreck, May after noon on Saturday smoke was seen pouring from the roof of Green and Mason's livery stable, and within a ew minutes the building was com- pletely destroyed along with four of them the property of V. Wilson, the others belonging to the barn. A high, wind was blowing anQ the to the black- smith snop and to'NJas.. Allison's re- sidence, both of which were complete- y Fortunately these buildings are somewhat detached 'rom the rest of the village or the. whole town might have been des- troyed. Tbe origin of the fire and the amount of insurance, if any, are unknown. The city council held a special meeting on Saturday night t-.i con- sider the financial report and esti- mates for the year. A letter was received from the Sec- retary of the Board of Trade stating that the contract for the' publicity building had been let to Smith Bros, jc Wilson There was some dissatis- faction amonr the members of the council that the contract had not been let to the lowest tenderer. Some plain statenients were made. A grant' of was made to the Board as additional expense of the band stand building." The Board of Trade will be expected to provide for the balance of the publicity building out of the annual grant. Supt. Maharg of the C. P. R. wrote in regard to the Gait St. crossing that only the bridge engine passed over this crossing and that instruc- lions had been given to have a man placed, on the end car that it was shoving and sufficient precaution tak- en to preceiit accident. The council again spoke of the necessity of a .sub- way especially since the track has to be raised eleven feet to bring it rj grade. Aid. Bowman was granted one month's leave of absence. He will take a trip east. Chief Gillespie wrote saying that the east pound would have to be moved, not being on city property and suggested a site be procured in the North- Ward. The chief will be given authority to select a site and move the pound. The Henderson Directories, who are at present working in the city asked for a grant of The grant was "not made. Rt. Rev. A. J'. R. Anson, Canon of Lichfield, and ex-bishop of the dio- cese of Qu'Appelle, died at his home at Lichfield, Eng. Dispute Over Coal Lands Spokane, Wash., May Finding that Andrew Hackett was in part- nership with George Scott and Hen- ry Matthewson in the acquisition of five sections of coal lands near'Leth- ridge, Aita., Judge Henry L. Ken- nan in the Spokane county superior court, decided that, he is entitled to one-third of the shares oi stock of the Carbon Hill Coal and oke company. Htickett alleged that after the ac- quisition of the coal lands, ami while he was absent, Scott and Matthew- son combined with one Wright and W. D, Applequist and organized the company for the purpose of shutting him out. Judge Kennan "decided that Hack- ett .is entitled to have shares of the stock or a judgment for 000 against his co-partners. SUSPECT FOUL PLAY Winnipeg, May The body of Alfred .Snacneava, the young Belgian who has been missing from his" home in St. Boniface since Monday night was found floating in the Seine iRi yesterday afternoon. Foul play is sus- Cattle Thieves Are Sentenced Red Deer.. May adjourned sitting of the. Supreme Court. Judge Stuart presiding, terminated today and resulted in the conviction of five men charged with cattle, stealing. Irwin Holt ,9 years; Lewis Sahvay f> years: Jas. Ujk years; Jack Du boia, 9 months and Joe Cardinal, months, wero the sentences pro nounced. LOWEST MAN WAS TURNED DOWN City Council Criticises Board Of Trade's X Decision the North Ward from being moved. North Fork. The 'council could not see its way :lear to interfere. The city store .keeper asked for a WAS WOMAN POISONED Suspicious Case in Inquest Being Held The Hague, Sask., May mys- terious poisoning case is being inves- tigated here and ..startling develop- ments are. expected at the coroner's inquest to meet Thursday. Mrs. Frank Dyck died on 28th, and in due course was buried, the cir- cumstances surrounding the death not being considered in any way unusual. Since then, however, evidence has reached the department of the attor- ney general, which resulted, in an or- der being given to have the body ex- humed. This was done, and an analy- sis has.been made and although no official report on the analysis has been made public, it is stated on un- doubted authority that poison was found. The- police are now working on the case and definite steps will be taken at the conclusion of the in- quest on Thursday. CROPS ABOUT HERE ARE FINE Report Brought To Calgary By a Trav- eller Horse Thief Got Away City, Man., May Holunga, who was sent up for trial on Friday last by a Russell magis- trate on the charge of horse stealing escaped from the Brandon train one mile east oi here last .evening. The prisoner was in charge of Pro- vincial Constable Moynes, who was escorting him from Russell to the Brandon jail. When the train was neanng the top of a heavy grade east of tins town, the prisoner made a rush to the rear of the train and dropped off the rear platform, dashed f >r the _......_______________ bluffs surrounding the farm of Stew- tQ miss a chance o{ gaining art Purvis. The. train was immediate-' tion in regard to the conditions of ly stopped, and Constable Moynes as- thg_ cropg_ He found that the report 1 i. J.__- C Cr an CTOTC SlPflTftfl- -r if _i -i .__ Calgary, May re- ports in regard to the growing crops are being received from every sec- tion of the province, and indicate that although seeding operations were a little later than last year, with a con- tinuance of the. splendid growing weather, the crops will in a very short time, be as far advanced as they were at the corresponding time last year. "It does not make so much differ- ence if seeding is a couple of weeks late if we get good growing weather after the crops are in the ground and the weather for the past week has been said a Carstairs farmer yesterday. James Winn, Dominion government immigration agent who returned oo Thursday night from Lethbridge brought back a highly opiiniistic re- port of crops in Southern Alberta. Mr. Winn had, in addition to his own personal- observations, from the train, an opportunity of meeting a large number of farmers at Lethbridge and on the train and made it a point not sistefl by two of the passengers search ed the bluffs in the vicinity for some time but without success. Winter Wheat Looks Better (Special to The Herald) Cowley, May Warnock, M. of damage to winter wheat had been grossly exaggerated. Some of the fields, especially along the railway were a little patchy but even, they [will give a fair average yield. Between Macleod and Lethbridge, and along the Crows Nest Pass Rail- way west and south of Macleod there was practically no damage, and the fields are. looking fine and give prom- ise of a large harvest. Spring wheat is from 3 to 4 inches high and from the train looked green -plAT -in-w.j' Fravne appeared before the coun- P.P. was in town on Sunday last, a and healthy.- The coarse- cil and 'asked if anything could be guest at the Cowley hotel. He had also making good done to prevent-the Chinese store in been making professional calis in the North of Crops are mity, wheat having made well in this vie far advanced but locked as if ,_ ing rapidly.- The farmers the districts east and west of the railway the statement in writing in regard to hav- growth during the recent favorable j ate crop ing old tools returned when new ones weather. Many fields which looked j s en J are take from the store house. He dead a week ago are showing growth i also asked that a written requisition and will produce a half crop at year be sent in for tools, and that water and sewer be installed at- the store house. The council decided to get two tool wagons, one for Mr. Scott least. Much of the spring sown'oats I Mayor Lmeham, of Okotoks, was are already showing through the in the city "Saturday and stated that ground. Breaking outfits are to be the prospects for a good harvest in seen in all promising athe Okotoks High .River Districts two tool wagons, one for Mr. Scott seen in al direcons promsng a and. one for Mr. Fleetwood, and to [greatly increased acreage another were especially gratifying le eedm lold the superintendents responsible for all tools taken from the store house. It is expected that a system will be adopted whereby the tools taken will be charged up to a work- man and credited when they are re- turned. One of the Aldermen stated that enough tools and lanterns had been purchased by the city to build the C. P. R. from coast to coast. Wa- ter and sewer systems will be instal- led at the store house. The market committee sent in a lengthy report recommending radical changes in the method of manage- ment of the market. After some dis- cussion the. report with the exception of one clause was left over until an- other meeting. the services of a market master will not be re- quired after June 1st., of which the present holder' of that position will be notified. The council., however, have no fault to find with'Mrv Wad- dington. year. Local Derailed On Saturday On Saturday afternoon the Cran- brook local was two .hours late, due to an accident at Pearse, eight miles east- of Macleod. The flange of the wheel of the tender ran up onto the shoulder of a bad rail, derailing the tender and tearing up the-track. The baggage car and the second class coach followed although the train was stopped before the first-class coach was derailed. One man had ins arm injured.. The westbound lo- cal being only a mile away waiting to cross, it came up and took on the passengers and baggage and backed into Lethbridge. Of all grains is completed ano.most and T_ 7 A. H. Knight went -to' Lethbridge j of the crop is above ground, on Saturday, where -his daughter is i growing rapidly. There is a large in- still in the "hospital. crease in acreage over the last year and a large yield is confidently anti- This Rumor Wears Whiskers Calgary, Alta., May. circulated some few months ago to the. effect that the C. P. R. had pur- chased the Gait mines at Lethbridge has at last been substantiated and a bulletin has besn sent to all C. P. R. agents instructing .them to- provide adequate amounts of Gait steam coal to farmers who require the same, far steam plowing. The report has "previously been ei- ther ignored or persistently denied by the railroad officials, but they now admit that the C. P. R. has purchas- ed the controlling interest in the mines and will operate them in the future. cipated. Stock is in splendid condition and there is an abundance of new grass for feed on the prairie. "I do not said Mr.Line- ham, "since graiiT growing became general in Southern Alberta when the rains came so early and so oppor- tunely this year. The snow storms of the early part.of May were blessings MINISTERS GO TO ENGLAND Hon. R. Lemieux Will Confer on a. Cheaper Cable Communication Ottawa, May Rudolphe Lemieux, postmaster general, will join the exodus of Canadian minis- ters to Europe next month and while in London will probably again con- fer with the Imperial authorities on the question of cheaper, cable com-.! nmnication between Canada and thej mother country. Hon. Geo. P. Graham will sail on! June 16th making his first trans-At- lantic trip. He will investigate the operation of Government railways in Germany and elsewhere on the con- tinent. r Hon. Messrs. Brodeur and Fielding and Sir Frederick Borden also sail for England next month. PERMITS OVER QUARTER OF MILLION Building Record For Month Of May The building permits for the month of May to' date amount to On Saturday a permit for the new co an house valued at was EARL GRE.Y'S TRIP taken but, also one for for a Cranbrook, B. C., May E.'telephone exchange, passed through; The permits-are as follows: Oliver of Proctor, Cranbrook today on his way to the j Government of Province of Alberta, head waters of Toby Creek where he Grubb St., court house, will Jay out the camping ground which Government of Province of Alberta, will be occupied by Earl Grey and Dufferin 'telephone building, his party next September. jsoo. The Governor General intends J. R. Bernard, Wilson St., dwelling, remain during September shooting j and fishing in East Kootenay. Mr. Oliver expects four parties of English Bernard, Wilson St., sportsmen to vjsit .East- Kootenay this! Wm. Porter, Baroness Ed., repairs, year. NO DECISION REACHED YET Report I TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS The attorney general's department of Ontario has been advised that the jkinrade family is still in Boston.. are living quietly there. i While out shooting ducks, a rifle in. the hands of a brother accidentally discharged and killed Owen Falking- i'ham, aged of Hsinley, Sask. j- An educational institution to be I known as Bishop Latimer college ia to be .opened in Vancouver by the _________ evangelical, branch, of the Anglican j can. church. AtlOUt AutO- At a meeting of the board of gov- ._, i ornors of Toronto "University, acorn- 'PhOlieS TOO Jrnittee was appointed to look into T> ithc question of the establishment of ia professorship of music m uii- j versity. s j The provincial ownership, of the lines was unanimously An Edmonton despatch appearing in the Winnipeg Free Press last nes was unanmouy day-stated that the Provincial by the Southern Ontario eminent- had decided to install auto- j Counties Telephone as matic phones in Lethbridge. The des- patch also said: sociatioa. Dr. J. E. Inch. chief superintend- "At present Edmonton is the only will-place his re- city in the. West in which they are j signation of the New in operation. It is probable that the Bnmswick government.- The resigna- Government will eventually replace tfon WJU take effect o? July x next. the present Bell_ telephones by thej Portage prairieV population this year is ----_ _ ipjjg Edinburgh Assembly of the confirmation or denial of this report I has appointed Profes- and'received, the following reply. Kgaagdy, Of professor "Reports unofficial. Until Mr. Gush- j Qf New Testament literature in the. ing's return and his report to tnei'New College at Edinburgh. Government, no decision. Mr. .Gush-j -Dr_ Gregg, formerly profes- sor of apologetics at Knox College, one of the pioneer ing expected home tonight." Mr. Gushing has been in the east Toront0j _ _ for nearly two weeks investigating j ministers Of Canada, is dead. the automatic phones in operation in j The largest church parade held American cities. It is quite likely j in Montreal took place yesterday, that the automatic service will be iti-iwhen mea of. the local voluu- stalled in the new tcer paraded to the re- here as the Government has found Lpective-churches. Over pW- the system to. be very satisfactory in both Edmonton and Strathcona. route Okotoks Man This despatch is merely repeating what the entire world should have known long ago. The C. P. R. bought a big block of stock in the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Co., owners of the Gait mines, last fall. Since that time there has been no change in the direction of the mine, the rail- way or the system. The Gait mine supplies coal to the farm- ers, whether, the latter are advised by the C. P. R- or not. ture falling as .rain." MRS. DUVAL ILL Winnipeg, May A fatal shooting accident occurred at Mo'rden, Man., Sunday p.fternoon. 1 .John Piper, a young man, was shot i and killed by his companion, William j Storter, while they were our shopt- t ing gophers. John Richardson, a middle aged man, fell from the back of a street j car. at Toronto last night and brolce Okotoks, Altar, May j his back. He is in the hospital and victim of treacherous waters of the j is expected to die. TT if 4 i "Wni. Lapraika, a well-known horse- Sheeo a puum-1" v man, charged with murderous' assault ent citizen of Okotoks, was drowned, _ yesterday morning. Sunday morning Mr. Watson went for a drive and Duval. -'wife of Rev. Duval, moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly is ly- ing ill at' her home here and little hopes are held out f-r her recovery. BUILDINGS FOR THE UNIVERSITY Edmonton, Alta., May a- meeting of the senate of the provin- cial early in June it is expected the decision will reached to advertise for tenders for the con- struction of a number of university buildings. The plans are already pre- pared. The buildingg will bo> proceed- ed with this summer. SHARPE GOT 25 YEARS Kansas City, Mo., May 29. jury in the case of James Sharpe, "Adam God" charged with the murder of Policeman Michael Kullano in a religions riot here on Dpcom- ber 3th last, morning re- turned .1 verdict of guilty of murder in the second ami rvas sentenced to 25 years in tho penitentiary. Daylight Trains On the Crow On the Cranbrook local ill run on through to Medicine Hat The- eastbound train will connect with No. 2 at Colerkige and the westbound train will connect with No. 1 at Coleridge. The timetable will be arranged to suit these con- nections and will ne announced in a few days. This daylight, service will be a great Woon to Lethbrklge and to the towns along the line between Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.. Noth- ing definite has yet been announced about these- new trains carrying mails. So the mails will likelycon- timro on the night trains as hereto- fore. COMMITTED SUICIDE Winnipeg, May Knight, aged 35, an employee of the Interna- tional Harvester Co., hero, suicoded at the residence of his father, 399 St.-l- !a Ave., by drinking carbolic acid. loaves a wife, fatht-r ami mother, but no children. CWnaman in opium jofnt at Brandon, was conv for trial. jaiacSt a professor of Queen's is supposed he drove into the creek to water his horses, near the railway MeiHcal College, in his address on bridge, about a mile below town, tic j hygiene of mind, referred, to the was swept away by the fierce cur- rent and the crowned horse and up- cord.- turned buggy were found. of thousands to break the re- jn their, reckless efforts he saicL they were turning the first seeds j of an early grave.- Sugh was the JOB [present Marathon craze. 91 Another landmark of old Montreal Is t NARRIW-MINDED; LOSE oci Denver, Col, May 29-T disappear by the general assembly -of the j tion of St. Gabriel's Presbyterian church closed today. An church Qn West gt Gatherine feature of todays session when committee on politics practzcallydis- mined James and Alexander Wh to, missionaries in .HO. China, because -tore .wdl be built. had, criticised the worldliness of other missionaries, who it seeras did nothing more than play tennis. The! ROMANCE ENDS IN SPOKANE Spokane, Wash., May is Oklohama Hit By a Tornado .f brothers were nfivised to seek other something about a romance which Gelds of service. began'in the village of England, seven' years ago, when Wal- ter Alfred Smith and Ada Edwards wore 'schoolmates, and resulted in their marriage in the parsonage of the, First Baptist church, where Rev. Dr. J. W. Kramer performed the cer- emony. The bride travelled from Lon- !don to Spokane unaccompanied, the Oklahoma City, Okla., May 29.-! sea and overland trip occupying 14 Fifteen ami perhaps more were killed jUays. They were m.jrned an hour tonight in a tornado which devas-: attor the arrival of the bride and tatcd tho Oklahoma towns of Key will make then: home m Spokane, west ami Dcpcw. Forty or more are Mr. Smith, who w an employee m injured. At least ten were killed in government building Kcvwest Fivr are dead at pared to go to England last Christmas Tho tornarlo swept over a wide robbed of his sayings of stretch of farming country. Wires Ho resumed his work for TJncle 8am SI rci-CII Ul ;u.i are down'ond many rumors of death land saved enough to provide funds ami destruction at isolated be confirmed. points h's swefthpiut to come Northwest. to the ;