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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 5, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta TSe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME V. PRICE-FIVE CENTS Lctlibridgc, Albcita. TiicHday, November 5,1912 TWELVE PAGES Number 2 FOUL MURDER IN WAKE OF A WEDDING FEASl NOLAN'S CROSSING SELECTED AS SITE OF THE NEW BRIDGE o- Diamond City Project Rejected' by Provincial Government-Hon. Archie McLean says Nolan Site Will Serve the Farmers the Best. The new bridge over the Belly River l� to be located at Nolan'* Ferry. Lethbrldge's agitation for the bridge at Diamond City ha* failed. This much the Herald learns from a semi-official source, though no announcement has been made by the Minister of Public Works. An effort to reach Hon. Mr. Mitchell at Edmonton failed, as it was learned that he was not in the capital. However, the Herald believes that there is no question that Nolan's is the site selected. There will be much disappointment In Lethbridge over the location, and there will also be much said about the treatment meted out to this city. For some years an agitation has proceed-'cd in favor of a bridge to cross the river at Diamond City. Lethbridge had the idea In view that with a bridge there the street railway could be extended to link up this city with the coal mining centres over the river. Hon. A. J. McLean was not in 4> favor of the idea, arguing that the ^ bridge should be located where it people, and not to accommodate the > street railway. He maintained the and to enable the farmers to get to market by the best possible route. Lethbridge pointed out that the gov- > ernment had assisted in building a railway bridge between Edmonton and # 8ti different sort of'case. Hon. Mr, Mor Lean, it is understood found much opposition in Diamond City to the location of the bridge at that point. The people there felt It would Injure the business of the town. On the other hand, the Provincial Secretary found his constituents In the Turin', Iron Springs and Sundial districts Just as favorable to Nolan's crossing a* to Diamond City. The objection made by those in favor of Dia hiond City was that the bridge at Nolan's would not be as necessary after the KIpp-Suffield line of the C. P. R. was built, for the reason that farmers in the communities to be served by this bridge would ship their grain from points on this branch, and would come into Lethbridge by train to do their shopping. Brings Farmers In One fact must be kept in rnind: and that la a bridge at Nolan's Ferry will make all the country north of the riv er, as far east as Sundial, tributary to Lethbridge. It will make this city much more accessible to the farmers In the well-settled communities north and east of the city. The money to erect th� bridge was voted at the last sesBlon of tlio Legislature, though no site was named, that being left wltU Hon. Mr. McLean to decide. Ffom' the start ho has heen opposed to tho Diamond City site, be^ liovlng that It would not servo the people nearly ag well as Nolan's. He could not be convinced either that it was a goad thing to help Lethbridge to got Its street railway across the river. Air. McLean was looking at matters from the standpoint oi: hla constituency. Ho was also unalterably opposed to a policy of building bridges to accommodate street railways. 1 He held that in such cases the parties interested should hulld the bridge, and not tlie government. It Is understood that prisoners from tho provincial jail will ho placed at work at once hauling gravel to No-Inn's In preparation for the erection of cement piers. It is said that tho Bteel has already been ordered. Those who are coniiJatent to judge, declare that Nolan's furulslios Ideal conditions tor a bridge. Tho approaches on cither Bide are good. What Citixent Think A well known citizen,,when informed of the site selected, declared that, apart from tb� plan of getting the street railway linked up with com munltlcs across the river, the Nolan's site was to bo preferred to Diamond City, if the idea was to bring the farmers north and east of the riVer into closer touch with Lotbhrldge. He said tho new bridge would bring a lot of now trade to Lethbridge, tho trade of prosperous and successful farmers. Another opinion offered by another citizen was that the bridge at Nolan's would be of little value after tho Ktpp-Suftield lino was constructed. MURDER AT KAMLOOPS Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 5.- Charles Acheson, railway hrakeman, was killed by a revolver shot at Kamloops on Sunday night by an unknown hold-up man. Acheson wag 27 years of age, and his parents live at Edgeley, Ont. HEAf VOTE SLAV FOUND DEAD IN STAFFORD HAD BEEN BATTERED TO DEA' WATTS' LUMBER MILL AT PROCTOR IS DESTROYED Electors Were Lined Up at Polls Before Sunrise 'at Places WEATHER GOOD Nelson, Nov. 4.-Fire destroyed the Wattsburg Lumber Co.'s mill at Proctor, and part of the stock of lumber! ^ in the yards, according to a telegram ^ from A. E. Watts, 'which was received ? Come to Auditorium Tonight and Get the Her aid's Bulletin Service In Nelson. CONSTANTINOPLE'S WATER SUPPLY IS CUT OFF ST. LOUIS WAS TOO QUIET  ?   St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 5.-Miss Barbara Oladys, 18 years old, nurse girl, was arrested today and charged wlUt having set fire last Friday night to the Berlin Hotel, in which three persons lost their Uvea. According to the police she confessed that sbo started tho fire for tho "love o� osclte-ment."'' -�-,�-�'-'( Bulgarians Surroun ding Turks -Great Britain's Position Outlined by Sir Edward Grey Direct wirej. Strong lanMrn. Big canvas. Early returns. Will b(B the; outstanding feature of the Herald's bulletin service at the Congress auditorium tonight. All returns arranged for to be received here as early as in any of the great continental centres. If you want to get the first and the accurate returns from the U. S. elections, come to the auditorium. Everyone invited. ANOTHER CHIEF FIRED OrangcvlUe, Ont., Nov. 5.- Because the chief of police here, William Marshall, did not In tho opinion of tlie town council, devote enough of his attention to the suppression of Illegal liquor selling, he was removed from office last night. ANOTHER GIRL TOYED WITH FIREARMS Winnipeg, Nov. 5.-Annie Propkop-ezuk, was admitted to the General Hospital here last night, having been brought in from Tolston, Man., suffering from, shot wounds received , when a shot gun, with which she was * playing on Saturday, discharged accidentally, Inflicting painful wounds in her legs. She is not in danger. e>i * ? Row Following Wedding Celebration Enshrouded ii Mystery -Mounted Police Busy Have Corralled Suspects-Body Was Found by Miner on Way to Work What appears to be the most coldblooded murder perpetrated in this city in recent years was uncovered this morning when, sonic time betore C o'clocv, young Grasscl, a boy miner of No. 3, found, lying on the crossing of 7th Ave., N., and John St., the battered remains at .John Durda, a Bukhowiiilan miner, also cnrployed at No. 3 shaft of the Gait Collieries. .Suspicion rests on VVasil Bcsoia, who is held in the JMount�d Police guard room. That Ourda was the victim ot a  S. elections, come to the audi-  4>4>4>>> � � GILLESPIE A CANDIDATE  # According to private information received by his friends in tho city today,'ox-Chlef J. Gillespie will without doubt be a mayoralty candidate at tiie coming municipal election. This may be taken as flnai. Ottawa, Nov. 5.-A. W. Mosher, president of tho Canadian Brotherhood ot Railway Employees, said this morning, that he was more than satisfied with the progress of the strike. His iufarmatton wad thfjt three thousand were out, and he predicted that six thousand will bo out by the end of the week. "The company Is simply bluffing, said Mr, Moahor, "in saying that they hnvo plenty of men to fill the vacant pcsltlons. They also say we cannot hold out on account of lack of funds. We havo funds for six months, and can get backing for longer, if ueces-. sary." Turkish force in that district, 'au-''"-'^- .^JV � ^ " ,l X-Vnd other Bulgarian column formed of de-' P^rts of cured from the Interstate Com- merce Commission, tho An^erl-can export rate ou Cahadlan-grain via .Minneapolis or Dul- ' uth, as applied some weeks ago made effective from Decemblpr- ? 2. ; ALD. ADAMS HAS RESIGNED WILL NOT SERVE IN CITY COUNCIL AFTER THE PRESENT YEAR As Intimated in Saturday's Herald, As intimated yesterday in a report Aid. Adams this afternoon tendered of a persistent runror which had been his resignation as a member of the current on the streets since Satur- Q^y council. Ho had still onc }"ear day, the chief constable at the meeting of the council this afternoon sub- of his present term to serve. Aid. Adams has served eight years on the mitted his resignation, dated Nov. 2,| Lej,j^^,j council, six as alderman and asking that it take eflcct one month from that date. In commenting upon his action the chief stated that he had coma to Lethbridge believing that the depart- Liberal member for Hyde, Cheshire, ^^^^ controlled by a poli who has travelled extensively �nd ^^.^^^^^^^ ice com- . , . , ... binding that to be not tho written largely cm the land question ^^^^ MiexeA that he was within , declared in a lecture yesterday that ^i^,,^^ j,^ ^^king the counc, to "No one, in view of the result of! �asUu- freest city on the ^ant him a live year contract. Vii- the war up to date, will be disposed to dispute tho rights of ttie Balkan States to formulate the terms on which they are prepared to conclude peace." (Continued on page 5). and two ab chief magistrate. He will continue to sit ou the council board until tho end of tlio year, when bis successor, who will be elected in December, 'Win tuko his seat. CALGARY'S RAILWAY SYSTEM less he could bn atl'ordcd that amount \: of protection he did not feel that he' was warranted in ' Calgary, Nov. 4.-iMayor Mitchell and Supt, T. 11. McCauley, of the 'Mun face of llic cartli, declaring that there were 'no taxes there on imptovc- ments, pcr.sonal property, business or .^^jj^ warranted in breaking up hisiicipiil Street Hallway system, today income, in fact, no imlircct tax with per,,a,ent ^^omo in Toronto at a cost | agroed upon Improvements in thu sys-the exception oi an Imperial protec-^j ^^^^^ ^^qq ^(,,,,,.^. fj^^^jiy , tt,,, to bo made next year at an ex-tive tax, which tlicy would shift im- ^^.j. ,,,,,o, ,vith a change in civic mediately it tlioy had their own way. UNITED STxVTES ELECTION � Locally, the men were at work today, and so far as could bo learned, thoro wore no indications of a strike, hut that was vory uncertain. The men hero do not belong to the Brotherhood, government, he might be put to the same pxpciiso moving llieni back again. Ho therefore asl' a native of tho same Russian 'ptov; well intt^the next morning. This took' place in lui evil smelling shack on the corner of oiilli .St., and 7th .'\v�., N� .Several empty nicer kegs, inmunor-ablo empty bottles of whiskey, and tho general air of the hut this mnru-ing attested llio character of the affair. Kverybody was drunk, or nearly so. No one knew when the affair, broke up. Suspicion Rcst.s on Ucsoln However, this much is known: John Durda was one of the invited guests. So was another Russian by Durdar. 'I'liey both took their coats oB a hook on the wall before going out, tlio iiamo of s\Vasil Uesoia, an eiU" ployee gf No. u mine. They left thO Geo. KoUHi-lMrfisc togetlier some time during the night-no one knows tl] e.vacli time, but one ot the g��.M.8(l who was .still at the house this mornrl ing staled that Bcsoia went ' out about eleven n'cloek, followed hjf for tlicre liud heen strenuous danpingl After tliat, so far as is known, no^l body saw either party until Uili' morning, when Durda was found doa and licsoia was urrestcd Vi .Mounted I'olice ou suspicion, f^Contlnucu on page. Ii)v ;