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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 2, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta \1 W TSi VOL. I. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1908. NO. 274. EVE OF THE ELEQIONS IN THE llNniD STATES Finds Both Parties Confident Of Victory Estimates Made By the Campaign Managers Ni'W York, Nov. 2.-Tlic last turn was piveu todiiy to the. political whool of iy08. Wjlh the oponing of tho polls loss thnn twonty-fowv hours Hwny the IcndMs of tho two great parties are giviiiR their ottentioi\ to the last details of one of the most in-teresting campaigns in mniiy years. .Mr, Taft speaks this afternoon in Cl(!'/eland and tonight w.indR up his fight for the, presidency at Youngs-town; going thence to Cincinnati to vote tomorrow and hear the results of the ballotting,:, Mr. Hryan is touring northwestern Kansas and ex))ecta to reach his home in Lincoln tonight, He will get the returns over a special wiro which has been run to his farm at Fairview. Th(!re was no change today ih the announced estimates of the opposing national chairman, Mr. Hitchcock of the Republican national committee holding steadfastly to his forecast of 325 votes for Mr, Taft. The Democratic national committee chairman, announces himself equally c rtain that Mr. Bryan will receive 333 of the 483 votes in the electoral college. Taft at Buffalo Buffalo, N, Y., Nov. 1.-Judge Wm. K Taft rested from his labors today. He attended morning church service at the First Presbyterian church with . Mr. Wilcox, a long time personal friend, at whose home hero President Roosevelt took the oath of office af-t.u' the deatli of President McKinley He went to tlio widow's home for luncliebn, and later devoted some time to part of his eorrespond-enen whicli could not be delayed and retired early at the Iroquois Hotel. Prohibition Vote Chicago, Nov. 2.'^\Vith th(! assertion that the vote for the prohibition party next Tui'Sday will be twice ah large as the largest ever before cast for that party, Chuirman Chas. R. Jones, announced today that the Prohibition national committee has been assured of an iiicomej)f $25,000 a year for the next -four years with which to carry on its work. Mr. Jones said that the fhianeial backing for the party had been pledged by 1,000 prominent persons. Ihdapendence League New York, Nov. 1.-The Independ-i'nceLeagvie party has a complete state ticket in tho field and its leaders have been concentrating practically all their fire on Mr. Chandler who was Mr. Hearst's running mate two years ago and there is sonic in-terc>st in tho strength the new party will show. Bryan Chaerful Chicago, Nov. 1.-Wm. J. Bryan left Chicago today for a tour tomorrow through Kansas. Mr, Bryan said, "I do not care to make any list of states in estimating tlio election. For while I think that the result is more certain in Some states than in othi'rs 1 don't want to discourage tliose in less certain states by making discriniinations. f. believe that I shall have votes to siiare in the electoral college and a consider-abl(! majority of ihc pnpulai vote. i am very iileused witli the reports 1 have had from Illinois. I believi' that the Re|)iil)licans of this stale will have an unpleasant surprisi' when they read the returns from this state on eleetir)n day." CloGfl In Indiana Indiaiuipolis, Nov. The day before the election (inds,.b"lh the Democrats and R-publienns chiiini'ig victory in Indiaiui. However, conservative esliTnater.s arc of the. opinion that neither ])Hrly will pel the state .by a large majority. No figures are advanced by either side. In 'Maryland Baltimore, Md., Nov. 2.-The campaign in Maryland has virtually elos-d. Todiy will b:' devoted to putting the finishing touches on for tomorrow's battle. Both the leading sidi-s lay claim to the victory, the Democrats insisting that they will carry the state by at Ifast 0,000 and that they will elect all of the congressional candidates. This claim is disputed by the Republican leaders who declare that Taft will surely carry Maryland by a.handsome majority. Conserv.a-tive opinion, however, is tbn* the result will be close. t 4c t * 4( '^ *  * % * * 4t NO CHANGE ON A, R. & Sir Thonias Shaughncscy Says Purchase of Stock Will Not Makfe Any Difference In an interview nt Wiinii-pi"g .Sir Thomas Sliimghncs.sy, lircsidont of theC.IMl., .said: No trip has hepu niaile nvr the short line ofithe .\.R. & 1. comi)any, of wlueli (�oirJi)any the C.P.*R. is now tli,' l.irg.'Ht stoekhoMer. ,TJie ,\.]{. .e]formed to rein(!vi> the ball. After thi- shot was fired the unfovtiin-att him. On the way lo the hospi'.al he told the constable that he had been looking ior an ojiportunily to end his life ThiK nioriihig in the Supremo Court 'Iheocliili- Misselle ami Jlis. Glenore Vadnais were charged with dis-eliargint,' lire nrms -at Jtiehai'd Vadnais, tlie woman's husband on Augu.sl; 2Itlt, with tho intention of nnn-dering lUm. They had heen arraiffiied previously and pleaded not guilty, T. .1. Xolan, the noted crimimil lawyer of Calgary, is defending the accused. The jury sworn in wei'e .1. G. Hopkins, .las. If. Uitchie, ,i\iUus Yotnig, Thos. (Maytou, .las. Fiske, and Goo. II. .fohnston. The first witness called was Richard VaIeii(iful- if �41. ly aronnd Ihi- city odlce on X S.-iturday, the last day for al- 4c :(t lowing tln' (liseo\int on pay- 1^ jjt mi'iit 01 taxe:.. On that day. jf/i i4c b.tween .'ill.non and $12,000 were t.ik'.n in. On K'-iday the X >^ re'-eipls were .fO.OOO, and for % s(c si'Veral days previous to that * the receipts were from $;i,000 X t'. ,$4,000 a day. When it is ^ ^ all totalled up it will be found 4^ * thai iiraelieally oil of the 4( ifi taxi'S were paid in time to se- ^ i^c cure the diseonnt. % *  saddle a hoi'sc but when another shot was Ored lie left tho horse and ran, going toward Adam Henry's house, which was abouti three-quarters of a mile away. When bo was away about three hundred yards, ho stopped and saw Bissutte and Jlrs. Vadnais coming after him, so he started to run again. When bo had run about half a mile, ho was done up. Vadnais called to Bissette not to shoot and Bissette said "Stop and 1 won't shoot." lie slopped and lay down liut Bissette shot him when he came up. ^lldllais then got up and ran ngain. 'Tiio shot hit him on the wrist. lie was wounded in the side also, which wound he received at the house. When he got near Hem-y'.s ho hollered ".Murder, come and help me," and when he saw llenr,\' he asked him to protect him. BlS.-UCrTK W.\S FO 1,1 .OWING but he eould not, see Mrs. Vadnais. lie tried to iiish into tho hou.se, which was locked, but Henry called hiiii- not to go in. He told Henry not to let nissetle, through the fence. I'lissette was sUU carr\ing his six-.shooter. .Mrs. \ailnais came up and she had a si.\ shooter also. He was taUcn to C'ardston and a doctor caine to .see him that night at Die court house. V.Vn.NAlS CUOSS KXAJIhSF.D Cross-exaniineil by :\fl'. Nolan witness said (hat he had heen married alioiil eighteen years, He had been the peace. On this occasion he had been away fonr days, having come to f.ethbridge. lie had drinks at I,ethbriilge but, none al Cardston. When he got lioiiie, he mixed himself a conple of ilriidcs. He was sure he was Sober when h(> gol home, although he was in "pretty fail' talking humor," Bissette had come from IJuebec si.v months before with his family, "nine I think." Dign auU, and his family had come too. He ilid not liiow that Alls. Bignanli's liaby had been born the night before. He dill not know that .Mrs. Tlinaiilfs done as he did if he had known it. He did not intend to strike Bissette with the stick but it was only a blulT Bissette (Ireil at him and hit him in the chest. KF.l'T IX C.UANAUV When h(! got to .\dam Henry's they put him eventually into the granary. na'is pickeil it up. lie was kept In the granary until tho police came as -Mrs. \adnais was scared of him. He would not say that she shot at him at all, lie was in the granary when Corporal Miles of the Il.N.W.M.P, came from his detachment seven or oigh, miles away. "THROUGH JCATING JMY GRUB" Isaio Daignault, through tho interpreter, A. .J. Trond)lay, said ho was at Vadmais' on August 21th. Ho testified that when Vadnais camo home, lie went around the tabic where the chiklren were eating and told them to go on eating and said he was going to Ox thi.s thing up. He then got two eggs and made himself ,a drink. When IMrs. Vadnais called the men to dinner, Vadnais picked up a dish of fVsh and said, "Bissette, you are through eating my grub." In reply he said he would go when ho was ready to start. A FUt.r, IIOL'SE llisselti; and wife had nine chiUb.en there and Daignault and his wife also had nine children. Coun.sel hero lemarked that twenty-two in tho house woulri try any man's patience. X'adnais had told them they could slay till they got their home fixed up next spring. At tlio time of the fracas. 'Mrs. Vadnais called, on witness to help Vadnais as slie thought him dangerous as he had liriuor in him. \'ailnais got a piece of fence post and the children began to holler that ho was coming with the axe. Bissette told him that if be struck he would shoot him. Vadnais told him to shoot if he liked. Vodnais kept cmning and Bissette shot at him. They were about three ft>et apart and \ailiiais was clo.so enough to hit him. Air. rdiiyli'^aie wi.shod to call tho wit; ness' attention to a dilTorent statement made at the preliminary but the judge refused to allow him. To Mr. Nolan. Plaignault said that X'adiiais had been drinking for about a month and he was in bad temper. They in the house were afraid of him He had on I'riday night previous taken an iron bar to bed with him to protect himself. Vadnais was \ery drunk when he got back on Iton-day and they were all scared of him. Witness slated that all hands helped .\l Henry's ^�adnais grabbed Bi.s.sette : in the haying and milking of tho who droplied the gun and Airs. Vail-1 tweiity-Ovo cows. VON BUELOW IS GOING TO RETIRE RUGBY RESULTS IN THE EAST Berlin, Nov. 2.- In spite of the fact that Crown Prince Frederick William visited Chancellor Von Buelow this morning whieli is an indication that the Chancellor retains the imperial favor there are m.uiy rumors current tl'.at the Chancellor Will persist in retiring as an ontconie of the publi-Ciition of the u'ov lanious interview with the Dnip lor that appeared in the Daily Teh eva|ili. Various statesmen are lueulioned to snececd him. .Veeordinp to the latest reiiort the health of the foiei;jii secretary Von Sclioen has iniprovnl. It is reporleii that llerr Von Sehocii .seeretiuy for funit-'n affairs has also tendered his resit-Oiation. ^Montreal, Nov. 2.-Intercollegiate rugliy games on Saturday resulted in j nn ea.sy victory for CJneens over Ale-' Gill in Kingston by 27 to 4, while at Ottawa Toronto University defeated Ottawa College ]ad at Grand Rapids, Mich. As an ending to a Halloween cele-luation, Walter L. Gillhula, 20 years of age who lived in Buxton and James and Francis. Battersby, brothers, 22 and 17 respectively were instantly killed. DR. CLARK'S MAJORITY Olds, Oct. 31.-On Monday the returning officer tor Red Deer riding will sum uj) the returns and make his declaration. The returns are all in and show a mojority of 259 for Dr. Clark, Liberal. OPERATED ON HON. MR. AGNEW Winnipeg, Nov. 2.-Hon. J. H. Ag-new, provincial treasurer of Manitoba, was operated on for appendicitis at tho general hospital this morning. Jlr, Agncw was In Rood health tip to Saturday last when ho took ill. Air, Agnow is a brother of Mrs. K. Ixjthbridgo and Miss 'Agnow of this,city. ;