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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume III. Lethbridge, Alta., Tuesday, October 25; 267 BANQUET TO THE NEW JUDGE Justice Simmons Honored By North Star Lodge M. Paid To Their Brother By His Fellow- Masons Between fifty and sixty Masons, members of North Star Lodge, sat last night at the- festive board, at a banquet complimentary to Bro. W. C. Simmons on the occasion of Ms leaving Lethbridge to assume his -un- ties as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Alberta. The banquet took place in the large aining hall of the Lethbridge Hotel. A splendid menu had been prepared, under the capable direction of Steward to TV-inch, the diners did full jus- tice. Worshipful Master Alvin Ripley pre- sided at tthe head of the the guest of the. evening, Bro. Simmons, being seated on his right The toast list opened with "The which was heartily drunK, and the National Anthem sung. Dr. S.- Gaibraith next proposed the toast of the "City of coupled with the names of Mayor Ad- ams, Aid. C. B.' Bowman and AM. R. Sage. "It is a privilege to be asked to pro- pose the important toast of the City of he said, "for it is in tne City of' Lethbridge that .all our interests are centred: our homes; our OUT: business nopes and aspirations and" all that make life worth living are in this city. Lethbridge has.always had real men to take charge of her affairs. When he looked over the 'list of men who nad guided her affairs in the past, the men who bad brought in the great irrigation scheme, tile men who at a time wnen her future did not appear. nearly so bright as at present, con- ceived and urged the rest ot" us to) allow the construction of water andf sewer and .ether public works, I feel tnat Lethbridge in the past has been composed of men "who were worth wnile. We rejoice that our city has had such men, men who have handed flown to us this splendid young city so well equipped for the future, and wnen we toast her we cannot do it better than by expressing the hope tnat she may continue a city of homes and that the raen of the tuture may be of the same stamp as the men of tne past." Mayor Adams, replying to the toast, said -that in. saying- he was glad to be present he' would not have ihem understand teat he was pleased to say farewell to one of their brothers and fellow citizens, :but pleased to be present to help do him honor on the occasion of his appointment to a posi- tion which they felt that as a citizen or Lethbridge and a Mason, he was so well able to fiM. Ala. Bowman spoke of the earlier church was an educational- institu- .tion, giving credit.at.the same 'time to the Salvation Army for raising men from lives of vice and debauch- ery. He had made many friends. in Pincher Creek during liis brief so- journ of three months and referred to its young as manly many; of thein were away from fam- ily ties and had no home comforts. He offered a suggestion to the Baptist congregation that "they offer the lot ,on the "corner adjoining, the church to the youne: men of Pincher: Creek, -with the proviso that a building be c-rected on it purposes. Mr. McKinnon gave p cordial, invita- to anv from Pincher- Creek to call on him at the .Y.M.C.A.-in Leth- bridge. BAPTISTS UPHELD McMASTCR PROF. A Long and Heated De- bate On the Question of- Higher Criticism Toronto. Oct. -a debate until past midnight this morning tae -of Ontario and Quebec adopl" Vs tion upholding the decision of the board of governors' of McMaster uni- versity to permit teaching of so-called higher criticism in the university.; Tlie decision oi the university 'au- thorities was (alien about a year ago aiid has since been the subject of un- relenting attacks -on the part of both clergy and laity. The charge was specifically against the teaching ot Prof. I. C. Matthews, who holds the chair'ot. Hebrew and-Old Testament Exegesis. The debate -showed .that .there was misapprehension in the minds of the delegates as to what higher criticism was an-d when this was set right the resolution mention- above was adopted. .The debate, though very lengthy and heated at, times, was not bitter, speakers'- on both sides evidencing a sincere desire to. get at the root of the question and reach a final settlement. PRINCE RUPERT BADLY HIT BY BIG STORM Telegraph Lines are Down and Extent of Dam- age Is'nt Known'-.- L P. Suffer a Great Deal of Loss Vancouver, -Oct..' and .destructiv'e-'stormsv-are' sweeping'' the, north coast" ot. British "Columbia_and Alaska, according to advices received today, from Rupert. Strong winds and heavy- rains 'are raising havoc 'in .the, jerminus' oE the Pacific. Bridges -ate b.cihgi; swept "away-and telegraph, ana- tclepiione1 lines aref torn'- down bv the wind and landslides. So far. as has been heard no. lives have been lost. (The storm has continued. since last Wednesday and the damage done by it has been terriffic, particularly in the vicinity of Prince Rupert: Last AVednesday the Kyax bridge, one of the bisgcst on the G-rand Trunk Pa- cific railway near Prince Rupert was blown down'and the track washed out for about two The telegraph line of the govern- ment along the Skeana River suffer- ed a great deal, a mile- of poles and wire being taken away by a land slide. The cabins and offices on this particular river had. a foot oi water on the floor.- The highest tide of the year occurred on that dav, the water "rising to within a few feet of tne Prince Rupert wharf. As the result of the-storm Prince Rupert's water- -front was. devastated for miles, boats .and .boat-houses being carried away, wrecked an-d. battered about. Tele- .and extra .eanss are now trying to the situation" as under very.trying cir- cumstances. The crews of the Grand Trunk Pacific' are also hard-at, work to repair the damage done.. The jail- road line was a .particular prey .for the storm as the ballasting had not been started. In a-number ofplac.es work trains were completely Prince Rupert at .last reports was .out of communication with the ,rest of the world by reason of the wreck of the telegraph lines and the full par ticulars of the damage along the line of the railroad are. not yet known, but as the track has been laid for 90 miles and the telegraph' lines suffered, so much, it is believed that on ac- count of the track being only within a few feet, of the river an average of about eleven feet above high water level the damage undoubtedly was very great along portions on the line which had been laid. Children's Aid Society Is Organized in Con- junction OFFICERS ELECTED Considerable Interest In of Poor LETHBRIDGE IS TO SEARCH FOR HEADQUARTERS Children's Aid Socic-tv ar.H Associated', Charities was. organ- ized at a held in Knox Chadwick, the provin- cial delinquent and neglected. the aims arid objects ,ah-d. organization of the societies to. the-'company of about fifty who -wiere -present. It was de- cided to" two two under one executive, -and-Tthe following of- ficers were elected 'i-Hon. Pres., The, Mayor of the-'.City.: L. M. John .stonei; vice-pres.y: Mrs, G. ,W. Robin- secy., treas., B. L. Cope. A committee, -including "Messrs. Hart, Thcmasson and R. Smith, was appointed-to 'act with tlie.' abovo officers in and nominating member's oi a board'which will total the. constitu- ,tion and the nominations' to be sub- .mitted to a. general meeting to be held two weeks, from last night. Before proceeding "-in the regular business of orgaiiiiation Mr. Chad- wick .explained of the Childiren's Aid-and the Shelter in connection therewith saying 'hat in the district soath'oC Uierc iwere already enough casts 'o warrant "the a Shelter here. He-said that 65 cents a day; child- oy..er nine years of- cents a :da-y for :each chUd undeir nlae years in. outside the municipality, 'wnile the -city council is pro- vid'e for those inside the inunicip'alitw TheAssociatetl Charities -was mere- ly a systematic organization. of the of the different charitable organ- izations of the city to prevent loss and imposition "and increase the" ser- and .efficiency. TJie city council could be confidently looked to for sup- port, and whatever support is neces- sary would be voluntary on the part of charitable and fraternal organiza- tions as well as individuals. One officer could carry on the work of both organizations and it is more -satisfactory to have the two com- bined under one executive so that the officer in charge would not have two executives to obey. A lot of questions were asked and answered and considerable discussion followed with the result that the or- ganization was decided upon and of-: ficers elected. For a New District of the '.International Har- vester Co. The International Harvester, recog- nizing the strategic importance o[ Lethbridcx- as a distributing has mau'e this city the headquarters of a1 general agency .for Southern Alberta, with Mr. Chas. McClena- ghan, who has been field superintend- ent here, as general- managt-r. Form- erly Lethbridge was in a district wHir'-'Calgary as headquarters. The new district all the country from Claresbohri seuth. and east, to the Saskatchewan boundary. Mr: McClenaghan has been a faithful servant of the company, and his promo tion was certainly warranted. The 'company will conduct two warehouses here, the Deering and the- McCormick.- and have engaged the ground floor an'd -basement of the new K. of P.. Block on Round street, for a .general office.and show room. Next year the company will, in all Hkeli- and show Ottawa, Oct. organized.. ef- fort to locate Allan HawOey and. Aug- ust. Post of the crew of the missing- balloon America II., was inaugurated here tonight when Edmond F. Strat- toii. of Mew York, a member of the Aero Club or America, opened a bur- eau to conduct inquiries throughout Eastern Canada in some parts of wnich the unreported aerostat is be-j ueved to have taken ground. Thei possibility mat" th'e missing, aero-j riauts may have fallen into one ot the great lakes, or even msseo. the pro- vince of Quebec to the Atlantic; and been -lost, is realized, strong probability..tonight vas held, to be '.har. tney have landed; in .one or two im- mense' tracts of 'panic Une of these lies .Lake Huron' and .Hudson-; Buy: The ativer comprises a triangle iu -Eastern of square miles in Toronto, 9.45 last Eifht a balloon passed by south at about forty miles per-hour, 'me balloonAvas several thousand feet ap in clear atmosphere and .light could be seen, .basket of the balloon. Tt; is-thought to--be one of the balloons that left. St. Louis. Laid Well and Chairman of School Truly By: SMALL CROWD MYSTERIOUS RAILROAD NEAR PINCHER CREEK Honor Given One Has Taken Interests In Yesterday wood, chairman- of the Lethbridge achoor'District; Ko. of laying coraerstoheyof v new -school, school in his hunt TJttere not a ent to witness the Stakes are Being Laid and no One Seems to Know the Name of the Company' or Anything About it ".'.Pincher Creek, Oct. tion of a .surprising nature was clic- iiect number ot -workmen1 en- gaged 'in. laying; the grading stakes of, in the -vicinity of Pincher, Sta'tld'Uv "butter known- as -Pincher laying-' these' grad' fng's takes, corcnicnccd on Tuesday morning jot" last, week.- Questioned, as to what'-raiiroad the stakes were be- ing.-laid for, the-workmen replied that, they: were for the Kootenay and Al- It -was 'learned that the" final sur- veys of the after j been accep.ted': by.ithe was also gleaned .that "the intention is to continue'.'the "line to' Cardston, and the international boundar-y.'-- direction .has been quietly proceeding for the- space of some months. but no one -appears to know the personnel oi the-'company or what railroad en- terprise is behind them. So far their movements have been conducted ia a mysterious way, and the significance. Of the name of the road alone will apparently have to suffice for more detailed information, which at present is not forthcoming from any quarter. On the morning of the day men- tioned work commenced in laying the grading stakes from about a half mile west of Pincher Station, going in a southerly direction to the North KootcnuV Pass, SHOT HIMSELF; EAR-TV .MacG-regor, 'iian..-' Oct.-. son Wilson, about fifteen years of age accidentally shot himself through .the jfleart with a revolver today. His fa.- tner was the only person about the place when the accident occurred. ALBERTA CAPITAL T 10 Increase the Popula- tion May Lose His Life .h'cjmoiiton. Oct. to tne health officer, fourteen cases of infantile paralysis have beoa reported in Edmonton district during tie jsst year, eight of these in the dry cases have proved fatal buc the othcvs are expected to recover. Increase the Population The publicity department of the Al- berta gotvernment closes the first nine months of its publicity campaign tnis week, with the knowledge that the campaign has accomplished the purpose for which 'it was inaugurat- ed, that of bringing to the province a sufficient number of settlers to swell Alberta's population to the four hun- dred tneusand mark, an increase that win. give the province the right 10 demand, following the census next June, an increased indemnity from the Dominion government. Will Likely Die Kloy Chattel, a farmer living near! ueanmont, accidentally shot himself j yesterday morning while climbing' over a fence. He pulled the gun after nim, when it exploded, the bullet en- tering his arm. He was driven twenty- live miles to a hospital, arriving at lour o'clock this morning. The arm was ampul atcd but he is not expected to recover. Girl Accused of Being Gippeifs Accomplice in the Murder oi His Wife Freed Prisoner Appeared Quite Composed Throughout the Trial Keen in the Case LONDON. OCT. EVE WAS ACQUITTED. MEN ORGANIZE SOCIETY At the meeting of the Men's Soci- ety of St. Mary's church, last night, it. was decided to form a permanent organization, and officers were elected as follows President, Rev. C. H. Pophairi; vice-president, J. Fletcher; secretary-treasurer, Mr. jLoudon. Oct. interest of tne public in the Leneve case is quite as Keen as in that of Crinpen, and standing room was not to be had to- day at tlie opening of the 'trial. The clothes of Belle Klmore, afterwards worn by the prisoner, were strewn along benches ready Ior production, and a great crowd, of ladies crowded tne public gallery. As soon as Lord Ah -erst one was seated, Leneve walk- ed in uuassistecl, appearing quite com- posed ami entering the dock 'took her position exactly as Crippen had stood. The clerk '-Sen read the charge that '.veil knowing that Crippen had com- mitted leiony, Lvncve did feloniously receive, com ion, harbor, assist and maintain him. In a firm Lone Leneve answered: "Not and .then] seating herself with eyes almost clos- ed and hands clasped tightly togeth- er she sat. motionless, apparently ob-j livious of iiil iha.t was going on around j ner. The same counsel appeared for che prosecution, while Loneve was dc-1 rended by F. E. Smith, M. P., one of j t'iie leading lights of the Conserva- tive party, and Barringi.on Muir said the defence could not dis- pute that. Crippen murdered his wife. Guilty knowledge and guilty inten- tions were Issues of -the case. Muir referred to the fact that thp prisoner had become cheerful after February 2, and IKK', said that Crip- pen had promised marry her. It .is unlikely that the wife would de- sert her husband and leave behind her ciothc'S and jewels. Crippen, accord- ing to prisoner, had never said that his wife was not. returning, but im- mediately prisoner wore her clothes and jewels. The crown prosecutor, ai tet referring to Oifppc, to Leneve's return tor the purpose of making her residence at Crippni's house and to the fact of the police Jiuning her in possession of them (c-lothos and jew- said: "Their flight is plain. Thev were flying irom justice. News- papers full of their descriptions, and it is incro'Iitable thai, she had not seen the papers. When Lem-ve was arrested on hoard the strainer Mont rose at Faihcr Point and was charged with borne; a party tu the murder she mauc tin reply, she bc- Hall Guild deposed that Li-ncvo call- ed on her on February and handed her the chniue book and paying hook of the Guild usually kept by Belle Elmorc. Inspector Dew pave details of in- quiries made for Belie El more after her disappi'arancT. and the tak- en to arrest the fugitives. lie then related the conversation ho had with Leneve on the Alonlrost- and assurance that she knew nothing; about the crime. Cross-examined by Dew .said he had made ir-- into the pa.st; oi the prison- rr had found thai she- was a typ- ist for ten years, llvr father was a canvasser in the coal business and he- loiisei! to tlie lower class. Crippen had told Dew that knew nothing of Kltuorc-. Dr. Pepper repeated his evidence, given at the Cripprn trial, bin be was not cross- I'xaimm.'l. Dr. Wilcox also repeated his evidence. Mrs. -fackson. LcneVv's landlauv. was very ..simple, but all ed in inariiing another'step.. progress' of ment of -educational city. Before the" stone" ..wasr a small tin box, containing a ftcroll-witii the names of the school; :board, retarj- treasurer, the city 'Council, the; 'members tCtue.- school -stati; .rhe architects'.-'and -tie contractors- engrossed of the eral coins and .cards :was placed in a receptacle" beneath-'-the cornerstonel" j s. .Stewart.; chairman the sites and ibuiUting committee, -presid1 ed over .the exercises." Two', deparb' ments Central-. School cmidren, "led i by -Misses Addy GibsoUj teacners, sang "'For-; which Rev. T. led in prayer.-. .Dr. t'.-of the Bother ..members of -.the- presented Fleetwoodj wiUa irow-el. Before. .stcne, .y-TFIeetTCOod. ".acknowledg-ed.. honor- "given him.. in having, a scnool like the erected'.call-' ed after-him anil having-. the honor- Of lajlrsg: the cornerstone. He.had 'serv- ed several years on the he. had no hope or wish for any., reward jror what he did. The honor of the pre sent occasion., was sufficient to repay nim .for all he had done.. He hoped the building would progress satisfact- orily, and that no accidents wpuld'oc- cur while it "was ibuilding.. He tnen measured and. tested the stone which had been -swung into place, and declared it well and truly laid. The singing of God. Save thte King concluded tile exercises.1 The -stone bears the 1 "Tnis cornerstone was laid by John Henrj- Fleet-wood, Esq., chairman, of tne Board of Trustees, the 24th day of October, A. D. 1910." Among those present at the cere- mony were J. H. JFleetwoood, Dr. .Gal- braith. Dr. Stewart, G. H. and 0. D. Austin, of the School Board: Mayor Adams, Aid. also secretary-treasurer the School Board: Alderman Sage, -Supervisor Hamilton, Rer. T. P. A'lex. f NT R jsniitn, of Sniith Bros. port Concerning IN. contracwrSj and H. wMddmgton, the architect. The cornerstone is a beautiful piece 'of Rocky Coulee -stone from the quar- ries near Macleod, and was very nice- iv lettered, afternoon and .was a.skea rejrardm.c; j _______________. _._ the Canadian Northern uikinp; over AT AUTO; the 'Albc-rta anil Great Raihvay, but was not at. all com- j municativc. He would neither affirm BANK BUYS HOTEL Calgary, Oct. Ro3'al Hotel, the oldest hostelery in Calgary, was sold on- Saturday to .the Merchants' bank for in cash. The pro- i perty belonged to the estate of the late James Reilly. the original owner of the property. The present tenants have the property leased for two years and there will, doubtiless be ffo change in the building for-that .time. DUMB AS OYSTER When Asked About and A. G. W. Calgary, Oct. MacKen- j y.ie came down irom Edmonton this She wus liivi-n an opportunity to go into the witness box at Bow Sueet: police court, but she had not ofiVn-fl any explanation or account of the elaborate precaulions lakt-n to pre- j vent pursuit. She assisted Crippen j by disguising herself, she him to evade the police. She eri by not remaining behind to tell what she knew. The only interpreta- tion the jury can put on the facts is that she knew Crippen's crime and assisted him to escape.-.11 Mrs. Martinet ii was ill and wns unab'o to appear in.court. Muir read the deposition which she had made at. the preliminary hearing in Bow Street. The sccrotarv of Ihe Music nor deny. Asked for confirmation he said. "Really, 1 do not "If anybody connccreri with HiNenwi Canadian Xorthern Railway would rmeu know about the matter, surely would be suggested the porter. OLD MAN KILLED Virclen, Man., Oct. evening as Yv'enden Sararas, aged 73, was driving home he met an automo-' aile which stopped, but Sararas' team the old gentleman was tnrown out and received injuries from [-c. j which he succumbed on Monday niora- ling. and in a tcrriMe stuu-. Witness told of at tempi to induce Leneve to tell her her trouble and prisoner finallv said thai, when she saw Crippen and his togHher it made hcr u-aluf "She has hi.-en threatening to so away with another man. she does the doctor will divorce hcr and marry me.1' F. E. Smith, speaking for Leneve., said that the proposition to which the prosecution stood com- mitted was that when the murder was porpctrated a murder cal- lous, calculated, cold-blooded, hard to ie five; T have been away from homo, i----------------------- and headquarters a Mr. MacKen i. slated, "and i cannot say about i UVERPOOL MAN THINKS I CANADIANS OVER SANGUINE "Is ii possible Uiat the G. Lonaon> Oct. 24.-George Broom- nan, press statistician of Liverpool Urain Trade Association in his annual report of the wheat, market, in ilio would make no definite state-men r. Outlook magazine, crsprcssos !he firm lief that sKtiguina Cimartinu officials te wilder crop, and this season (jfovo-l iio lo ihe rule. may hi- taken over "by the Cana- ian Xorllicni 1 was the next laughed good-humonlUv N'cithf; woulii he say when the Cnn- adiiia Northcni Ilaihvay proposed lo 're-ula'-ly overes'imai come into Canary and along what j risai of way they proposed to cutt'i' THREE LIVES LOST i IN STEAMSHIP WRECK Capetown, Oct.. mail steam- I er Lisbon with 250 passengers was wrecked today neur Patroiiestor Point, ion the west coast of Cape Colony. Tiiree persons were drowned by ihe capsizing of a small boat' in which they were attempting to leave rhe wreck-. Three passengers also are missing. The others t.he passen- gers and crew were rescued. SEVEN BODIES WASHED ASHORE AT FLORIDA rmua Florida, Oct. ot" seven men. all victims of Die recent hurricane, were washed uj) by ihe waves today. Six of the seven wore sajlors on tour Spanish fishing smacks which went (o. pieces r.ear bocagrande during ihc height of- ihe srorm. Tiiero are ..many'-more mca j missing. ;