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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta e DaUy Herald vOL II. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER !3, IM9. NO. BEDFORD NO DOUBT A FAKIR Man Who Confesses To Murder Of the KinradeGirl A RECORD IN VANCOUVER Vancouver, B. C., Oct. lishing a price record in Vancou- ver, the Bank of Ottawa1 today pur- chased the .southwest corner of Hastings and Seymour with. 62 feet on hastings, at per foot front. NEWSPAPER SOLD Battleford, Oct. North Bat- tleford News has been purchased by Messrs. Osborne and of the Battleford Press, who will conduct both papas. The charge of criminal libel preferred by Mayor Gregory against the News has been with- drawn. GOT OFF TO A GOOD START Young Men's Club Re- organizes For the Season Hamilton, Ont., Oct. of Edward William Bedford's alleged confession in London that he is the murderer of Ethel Kinrade tend only to discredit his story in the minds of the local police, although he is correct some details of the crime as described by the dead girl's sister Florence. Bedford's, story scores most heavily in the matter of false heavy moustache that he says he "wore. That was a point in her de- WRECK ON C. R. Halifax, Oct. wreck occurred on the Inter-Colonial Kail- road this evening, when the in-coming Pictou train from Oxford Junction met with a mishap three miles east of Pugwasli Junction. Four cars are reported to. have been derailed but no one hurt. 1AFT WILL ACCEPT IT DIDN'T SAY IT Toronto, Oct. Hon. W. J. Hanna today denied a rumor from Kingston that he had' stated that if scription of the murdered that Flor-JQueeas 'university were'separated from ence gave the police in which she j the Presbyterian Church, she could never .altered. There are points in j expect no more aid than it'was at whichi there are some discrepancies in present receiving from the provin- The Young Men's Club got off to .the best start in its history last night twneft annual general meet- ing was held in the club parlors in the basement of Wesley church. The old executive had gone to a good deal of trouble to get a good crowd out and had plans well arranged to submit to the meeting. About fifty young men, the majority of whom were strangers to one another, tended the meeting and utmost thusiasm prevailed. air en- Bedford's ,story as compared with the facts known and Florence's story He'says he committed the1 murder in the summer of 1908, whereas the committed in-February last. He speaks of the Kinrade residence as being on the corner, J when it is almost in the middle ofj the block. He says he fired five shots but the police found eight, or nine bullets. He says he" escaped through a window in the back of the house. The ground was covered with a light snow and the only tracks in back yard were those of a girl, so the police claim, and .Florence says left by the front door. The description of the man Bedford says''hired him to do the deed is about the same description the police sent broadcast in printed form of al- eial government. SOVEREIGN BANK IS AFTER MONEY Loaned To Alaska Central Railway-Brings Action For _ Large Amount The retiring president, W. H.J Mc- Lelland, after a few remarks in open- ing the meeting, asked'.the secretary. Toronto, Oct. G-. Jemmett. trustee for the shareholders of the leged murderer. It was the descrip- j defunct Sovereign Bank, has brought tion Florence supplied on the after-1 action lor the sumX of noon'of the tragedy. Bedford says he sailed from Mont- real on steamer :Laurentic. There t was-no such steamer in 1908, Laur- entic only haying been'put into, corc- mission this summer. fit, Points upon which story of Bed- ford and Florence agree are That murderer was dressed" roughly, al- though on the stand Florence said he did not look exactly like a tramp. Bedford says the girl who admitted him to the Kinrade home was dark and about 24 years old. That is a fairly accurate description of Flor- ence. Bedford says the girl who ad- f- mitted him and another girl, whom, he shot, came-down, the stairs. That agrees with Florence's f story. The exact time of the crime was never clearly fixed, but there was some evidence.. that it took place at 2 30. in the afternoon, as Bedford says, although the police did not get The report until nearly four o'clock. Bedford says he got a train to To- R.M. Maclean, for his report of last year's report told of the work done in the athletic and liter- ary departments of the club an idea of the present financial con- dition of the club. At the request of the president, O. D. Austin outlined the proposals -of the executive for this" year's work. He explained that the old executive would recommend to the newly elect- ed officers that they secure a young man to act as combined secretary and physical director and who would give his entire time to the work. They recommended also that the Mock Parliament .he continued j that provincial issues instead of fed- I eral politics be made the subject of debate. Another recommendation was a religious, department be added; D. C., Oct. will. President Taft do with the re- signation of Charles R. .Crane, min- ister of the United States "to This question., is on the lips of all officials today. It is long since a diplomatic episode has excited the national _ capitol more than" this one. Mr. Crane's exceed- ingly lucid telegram of 'virtual resig- nation to the president was read and re-read" with keenest zest. Little doubt was expressed that the resig- nation of Mr. Crane accep- ted by the president. It was assert- ed without qualification by those n the confidence of the secretary of state that Mr. Knox was practically assured of the approval of the presi- dent that he was cot the Kitu-. man to take so drastic a out knowing in that he would be supported in it. SAYS HE HAS A TRUMP HAND Assessor Currie Re plies To the Letter From Council Lethbridge, Oct. 13, 1909 ronto about five could have done. 'o'clock, which he against the Alaska Central Railway which runs from Seward on the Alas ka coast 460 miles the Tan- ama river.- The Sovereign Bank be- fore its failure bought bonds of the road, which afterwards got into difficulties. After the bank, failed the Guggenheims4'" aru P. Morgan's firm tried to get control of the road.' A receiver was ed and the bank held out of of the bond, issue ani let contracts for the completion of the road; for 98 miles. ;'After the bank's failure it was decided that the best way, in which to get back the money sunk in the road .was to get contrpl of it, and this is what Mr. Jemmett succeeded in dbiig Itst Sat urday in Valdez, Alaska. A policy of re-organization will be undertaken at once. Defeats Detroit In Fifth Game By 8-4 .to the club's work, thus completing the departments conducted by" a Y. M. C. A. and developing the all-round man. The executive, suggested also that more attention be paid to the social side of the club and that an effort be made to have the reading Pittsburg, Oct. fifth game of the World's Championship series series betw-een Detroit and Pittsburg scheduled for-this city today and the weather conditions to be' decidedly better than th.3c were ,at 'Detroit The thermometer 'and game room more largely patron-j registered 34 degrees when the two j teams arrived, the same, temperature as prevailed in Detroit yesterday, but weather forecasts said it would be warmer. Today's battle is import- ant as the team which wins will need only one more victory to win the greatest honors in organized base the decisive defeat of Pittsburg yesterday has filled Man- ager. Hughey Jennings and his men with confidence. The American Lea- SIR FREDERICK'S LIBEL SUIT CANT EMPLOY WHITE WAITRESSES .Toronto.. Ont., Oct. city so- licitor says the Police Commissioners j have power to refuse licenses to, Chin- ese restaurants unless -the Chinamen agree not to employ white girls as waitresses. The board consequently N. S., Oct. f am-j will refuse all licenses until this stip- ous, libel case of the King vs. Garni- illation is agreed ,As to those thers, ,pl wMch Sir Frederick already have licenses it has not Minister of Militia and Defense, been decided what' will be done. is plaintiff, was begun before the Su- prenie Court here this morning. BROKE INTO CAR OF: FRUIT The Good Company report the theft COLLISION AT COATICOKE considerable fruit from Coaticoke, Que., Oct. 13.-The local a the Q- p- s- on Mon'' passenger train 'from Montreal last day mSht- fruit was taken from, night crashed into a freight standing a hole cut in paxtatwn-between -ized. F. A. Maxwell, who so ably con- ducted the gymnasium classes during the past'-two-years, told'.the boys of the gymnasium'apparatus and equip- ment that the club has and the na- ture "-of the work taken up. The young men present expressed their approval of the recommenda- tions and proceeded to elect officers to fill .the approved positions., with the following- result President, 0. D. Austin. Vice-President, R. R. Davidson. Secretary, R. M. Maclean. Treasurer, A. Barnsley. .Superintendent of Athletic. Depart- ment, F. A. Maxwell.' .Supt. of..Literary Dept., W. H. Mc- Lelland. Supt. of Religious Dept., A. J. Ir- ving. Supt. of Social L. Cope. Membership Supt., E. S. Jackson. Members D. R. Ware. J. A... Anderson and -T. I. Eakin. The matter of membership fees and the .time of, starting up the meetings and classes was left with the execu- tive who will make announcements after they hold a meeting next Satur day evening at the club rooms. ..The club starts out with excellent prospects. The executive is corre- Editor Lethbridge Herald, Sir: Replying to the letter of "the "clique" in your issue of last night (of coucse it had to ba the they couldn't possible stand alone) I must say that their absurd excuse for their pet's error in trying to lay the blame on the backward state of my work for their omission of. such an important. item as the location of property, without which, a Tax notice (practically valueless and which would have taken me no ap- preciable time extra to have included when making out notices it is simply a very poor attempt to cov- er up the blunder! have -admitted -to the- Council from-the start that tie 'assessment "work was behind that as a matter of fact it was -commenced too late in rthe yeatr Sand re'commend .Hhalf in future the work should be started in October. This recommendation will bs found in my report to the Coun- cil far back as April 30, atjtbe time i completed my valuations.f Witti regard to the fabrication that I got the list oi arrears the same day as i asked for them; I can bring reliable witnesses to -prove the false- Ihood of this claim. I am now getting really interested to know whether I resigned on Sat- urday's date or whether I was fired on the following Tuesday. I1 at least wrote the "Daily Herald" claiming I 'had resigned and had them insert my letter to that effect ,but if the "clique" can really disprove my claim it will enable me to bring action against the City for the balance of my year's salary" for wrongful