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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta AIM Aft 4A 4Mi The Lethbndge Daily Herald VOL. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1909. NO. 275. A HUNGARIAN MURDERED THREE Police Capture Brutal Murderer After a Long Chase FATAL SHOOTING ACCIDENT AT TWO CREEKS Kdmonton. Alta., Nov. particulars have reached the city :ol a fatal shooting accident which oc- curred yesterday afternoon at 'Two Creeks about 30 miles south of Ath- abassa Landing, on the trail leading t-> Edmonton. A man named Reid was driving towards Edmonton, in- vited two Galicions to ride with him. In going down a hill, the rifle which one of them carried, was exploded, Ahe charge enferjng the "breast of the other Galician, and he died al- most instantlv. Quill Lake, No.v. Mesci. a Hungarian accused of the murder of G'eorge Thoburn, his wife and Mrs. McNiven, Mrs. Thorburn's mother, on Monday.-on the Thoburn farm, north j McLean and Seed at Res ton, UNKNOWN MAN FOUND DYING AT EDMONTON Edmonton, Alta., un- known man was found dying on a load of hay, on the market Tuesday ight. It is believed he was Joseph Hobbs, and that 'he was employed on a thrashing outfit belonging to Mail. C.P1 EARNINGS BREAK RECORDS of Quill Lake, was captured in the) A photograph post card found in his district south of here today by T. j pocket seems to establish this iden- Rasmussen and .E. F. Gardiner, of j thy. Quill Lake. j Rasmussen and Gardiner found Mesci watering his team about forty miles south-east of They got quite near before being noticed and covering Mesci with their rifles de- man d-ed that he throw up his hands. He gave up quietly and allowed the hand cuffs to be put on without a struggle. After being arrested, Mes- ci made a statement of the 'tragedy to his captors. He said that ha; wished to go to town on Monda morning to -enter for a homestead, but Thorburn objected. This made him angry and lie went and got a gun and shot Thoburn twice. Then he ran inside the house and the WOT! men came out and started to run. to GOVERNMENT PREPARED TO HELP Indies and Canada London, Nov. 4. Speaking at the West India, Club last night, Col. See- ley, under secretary' of state for .the colonies remarked that the Royal Commission on West Indies and trade between the Canada, which was Over Three Million Dollars In One Week-Wheat Crop Is Responsible Montreal, Que., Nov. the the house of J. Mofley, a first time in history of the C. P.' R. Mesci gave chase, and catching Mrs the earnings of the system for one McNiven .first, hit her- with the gun, week ran into the three million mark knocking her 'down. He then cut herf for a ten day period ending October, throat. Mesci then proceeded to when the earnings amounted to the hunt for Mrs. who had run'huge sum of into a small bluff to hide. After a' After several weeks of continuous' short search he found her, knocking record breaking earnings it had been her down, he cut her throat and expected that the figures for tlie end mained sitting on her body until life1 of October with the increasing out- was extinct.. He thea returned to'put of wheat, would be very big, but, the home arid dragged Thoburn's bo- actual 'earnings surprised even the. unique in its constitution, was proof of the growing sense of Imperial un- ity. He expressed the sympathy of the Colonial office in its work. Sir Daniel Morris emphasized the neces- j sity of better steam communication between Canada and the West Indies. I pointing out that the Canadian gov- ernment was prepared to increase-its subsidy. He also paid a tribute to the Canadian government for its ef- forts to encourage the West Indian trade and said that the commission's report would be a practical one, of benefit, to the business people of the i Empire. j. _ ._ GRUESOME OPINION OF WALTER BLYTHE People of Agincourt Show Sentiment As Result-of His Trials FLOATING DOCK AT PRINCE RUPERT Victoria, B. C... Nov. The Dominion Government has decided to construct a floating dock at a cost of a million and a half dollars, at Prince Rupert, according to an announcement made today by William Waimvriicht, sec- ond vice president of the. urand' Trunk Pacific. :ALBERTA RED AT OMAHA FAIR ENGLISHMAN SHOT HiS HEAD OFF Regina. Nov. Bettler, an Englishman twenty-five years of age, who has been in Canada eight years, shot his head off at live o'clock this Board Of Trade De cides To Send An Exhibit jTELEPHONE ENQUIRY I MAY BE RE-OPENED Ottawa, Nov. is some talk of re-opening the t: If-phcne rates en- quiry. The evience tfas heard whc-n Judge Kilhim was chairman of the railway commission, but died be- fore giving judgment. Only two :uvnvbers of the pros-cut board, Mills j and Bernier, sat on the case and there is a possibility that some further j may be made. The original j evidence is in the hands oi the I sistant .clue: commissioner for re- .rnany points or law being in- REWARD OFFERED FOR MURDERER ________ Victoria, B. C., Nov. reward iof has been offered by the .pro- The success of the Lethbridge exhi-.; vincial authorities for the apprehen- bit at Billings has inspired the Board j sion and conviction of John and Nick of Trade to enter the exhibit at the Alvaro, for the murder of Salvatore Oct. evening on the farm yf William. Bus- j National Corn Exposition at Omaha Andrea, near Gold Stream, on by, at Tregarva. eighteen miles month. In view of the fact 23. The Italians seen in'corn- west of town. The man previous to i l'hat free transportation was pany on Andrea shortly before his joining a threshing jransr had been on j for delegations by all the railway: death was discovered, but no trace, telephone construction work. INDIANS TELL OF THE MURDER Eye-Witnesses To Tragedy Give Evidence At the Trial The cross examination Wings the first witness in of Blue the trial of Bull Shields at .the Supreme Court was continued vesterdav afternoon. Toronto, Ont., Nov. I Some" new lignt was thrown on the evidence of the sentiment oi the cit- izens of Agincourt with regard to the out-come of two trials of .Walter Blythe, now serving eighteen years in; Kingston penitentiary for heating his. wife to death in the little village a telegraph pole at the the villas There is an dy into the house and. threw it into most optimistic, exceeding three mil-j iraagt- said to bear the inscription., the cellar and left it in the position lions by nearly a quarter oi a mil-! "Murderer Blythe." The ghastly fig- in which it was found. He also cov- lion dollars, while, they were no less! ure is suspended at the end of some ered Mrs. McNiven's body with hay. than in excess of earnings feet of rop-" and.swings.about ten Coming back to house, Mesci for the same period" a year ago. Best Teiit from the ground. It was swung says he stayed around nearly all day. previous record of road was secretly during the darkness, of Mon- feeding. the children and preparing for 000 made for final week of last Sep-jday night and early drivers saw it a long trip. In the evening, he tember, while biggest previous .earn-j there just as day was breaking- on supper for the children and put them ings were the last week Tuesday morning. No move has to bed, but he says the boy would October, 1907. been made to remove it. not remain in bed. He then hitched Thus this week's record exceeds anv up Thoburn's horses and with a large previous figures by more than half a [BUFFALO WERE DIPPED lines in the western states to Bill- ings the C.P.R. will be asked to pro- vide at least a car free of, charge to this exposition. The recent exhibit j from Lethbridge had done much to advertise the province and Lethbridgc in particular and it is up to the rail- way company who would reap some of the advantages of that advertising to help pay the expenses of the pro- posed trip. It was resolved that the secretary write the what had been done bj- the railways in the States and asking what they will be willing to supply in this pro- position. Mr. McNicol stated that if. the ex- hibit was shown it must be in place by the 27th of .this month. The "total cost in connection with the exhibit of them has since been the summit of Mount McKinley. In ro- dauphter's children. The case will gard to the resolution of yesterday be de-alt with this week. In view of i.lu- fact that Mrs. Kobinson was in- duced to do the killing when in a state of distraction oy her inhuman husband, since sent to penitentiary for a term of 28 years, she is cer- tain ;o escape Callows. by thc National Geographic Society referring the question of priority at the Pole to n. commission, Dr. Cook refused to say anything- at this time. He would take the matter up, he said when it was brought to his at- tention officiallv. imposed. It is suspected that the burglar of Stafford Monday night is a Toronto, Ont., Nov. Jie annual meeting of the I Conservative Association last night. go into effect the first of the alleged j A. E. Kemp, former M. P. for East through .the adoption BOSTON MAKES A RADICAL CHANGE Boston, Nov. rsdicnl change- the double charge of having un- lawfully meddled with the 'ballot Oliver, _H._A._Munn, b'-ix :im! caused grievous harm to the in political metluds in Boston wili j jpsiding offiters. Mrs. Obapm year, j brok'i.- a bottle containing corrosive by i acid upon a ballot box with th tlv B. C. NOMINATIONS Victoria, B. ,G., Nov. the Liberal convention this evening tihe following wore nominated', as candi- dates in the provincial elections: rC. Houtson and R. L. Drury. Saanich Candidaie Victoria, B. C., Nov. A. Brym-ne received the Liberal nomin- ation for at the convention should not be held responsible for thc {compromise resolution on naval de- young boy up to some prank or other. it v.-.-fs must have made a pretty good run by Parliament last of it with four policemen and Mr. Stafford after him at once. Chances look pretty slim for a burglar when four officers are on the spot at once but all they got in this case was a run for their money. [session. Parliament, he said, should I have voted enough money to build two or three Dreadnoughts and pre- sented them to Great Britain. He hoped a more definite stand would be taken at the coming session. thc rfvisicn of the city charter. Political parties ?o far as city ballots which the box contained. IV j held tonight. af- i ,-icid, little or none of which found inirs are concerned, will be eliminated thr- mayor will bo nominated by pe- tition of five thousand voters', elected for a term nf four VWITS with a chance should he provo unworthy of being recalled at thc end of two yt-ars. There iis way into the box, spattered upon the election officers, one of whom va? <-vt.-roly burned. Miss Alison Neil was also commit- ted for trial charged with a similar attempt to destroy ballots in another will be a council <.d nine members, booth at he same tlection. Conservative Four Victoria, B. C., Nov. four members for Victoria in thc late leg- islature v.j.tre re-nomiliatfcd. at the Conservative convention tonight: Hon. Richard MteBride, by acclama- tion, and H. W. Thompson, H. W. Behnesn and F. W. Davis. ;