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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1909.' NO. 20L HE LOST LIFE IN A GAS A Boer War Veteran Asphyxiated At the Hat LETHBRIDfi LiLi I THE WORLD AT BILLINGS ROYAL BANK PEN HERE Construction Is Com- menced Of a Fine Block (Special to the Herald) Medicine Hat, Oct. Moore, ah Irishman, who fought through the Boer war, and afterwards came to Canada was -asphyxiated in a well 120 feet deep this morning in Central Park. G. Prizer and Fred Scott heroically went down to aid him but were, themselves overcome and bank and another new j cued with difficulty. The hoie for Lethbridge is the chief Mws only two feet inside and the body hasj-tgm .today This men not-been recovered .although grappling Jstarted work 'excavating ior a irons are ,for ,the Royal Bank at the swih east j corner of G-lyn and Redpath Sts., the RAILWAYS .OBJECT i property the bank acquired, some time TO THE ICE PALACE jago. The building to be erected will Montreal, Oct. 26.-A meeting of cit- one of the most substantial in the izens toni-ht decided to hold, andit is understood that it will j winter carnival, the date being set well on to It will be for January 26 to -February 4. Theitwo storeJ''s ia with M1 rairwavs were asked to send aad the 'dimensioils wil1 50 to the meeting but the jx60" Itfwill be built of pressed brick was the Qan_ with trimmings or Macleod stone. The .Royal Bank will occupy the cor- ner quarters and a store will be fitt- ed up at the east side of the block. The buil-ding will be rushed to corn- i Captures Highest Prize for Second Year in Succession at Dry Farming from This City Creates Much gets Third. I (Bilimgs, Mont., Oct. Tfor the second time in succession, Alberta wheat from Lethbridge took first- prize at a Dry Fanning Congress and exposition, against -the world. Last year first prize was captured at the con- gress at Cheyenne in Wyoming. Fergtis County was second this year and Mac- leod. Alberta, third. Lethbridge wheat far exceeded all competitors and was easily first. Wheat was grown on the farm of Geo. Kerr, the Herald's Mar. on the Spot.) six miles east of Leth bridge. Lethbridge exhibit is the talk of congress and the wheat displayed in such large quantity is a great advertisement. Secretary McXieol and the Loth bridge delegates are receiving congratulations. The wheat was sold to a Billings seed man and could have been sold many times over. Lethbridge has easily the best display in Billings. SHE SMASHED BOTTLE OF ACID FELL ASLEEP ON A SIDE TRACK On a Ballot Box-Suf- fragette's Latest Scheme Bowell Man Lost His Life At Medicine Hat only one on the'., scene Adian. Northern, ;which so far as Montreal is concerned is a j quantity. It was decided to have an ice palace. This is the feature ,to which the railways take exception. understood that they objection to a week o! winter sports, but they are down the ice pal- ace as it tende to injure immigra- tion. J SUSPICION RESTS ON ANOTHER INDIAN pletion. J. McDiarmid Co. of Winni- peg, who are building the new Gait Hospital have the contract. The Royal Bank will make the. el- eventh bank branch in the city. For Causing tKe Death Of Little Shields At Liquor In Lethbridge t London, Oct. Chapin, a j Suffragette, furnished a thrill at the jBermondsey by-election today when jshe smashed a bottle containing cor- acid upon a ballot Her in- 'tc-ntion evidently was to destroy the j ballots in the box as a protest ag- thc exclusion of women from ,the vote franchise. What she accom- plished was the painful burning of some of the election officers and her own arrest. Slipping into one of the where perhaps a thousand ballots had been deposited, Mrs. Chapin drew quickly from under her cloak a bottle in which ink had been mixed with corrosive acid and before she could be 'stopped, emptied it upon the box. It 'broke into many pieces and the flying facid splashed upon the election offic- .jers. A number of these were so se- jverely injured as to require medical 'attention. (Special to-the Herald) Medicine Hat, Oct. a C.P.R. extra gang man. working jat Bowell, Alta., came into Medicini (Hat yesterday and at night laid down to sleep on the freight shed when the yard engine ran over him at midnight. He died in the Hospital [two hours later. 'He caine from Oth tario. WINNIPEG'S REVENUE SHOWS BIG INCREASE Winnipeg, Man., Oct. an- nual report of the Assessment missioner, which was submitted to the Board "of Control extraordinary increase in revenue producing sources of the city. There has been a million dollars increase1 in five years since 194. Figures are as- 1909, total amount taxes general taxes 058; local taxes' 284; business taxes 1904, gen- e-ral" taxes local improve- ment SELF PIANO MAN'S DEATH CONFESSED w MURDERER BEDFORT Toronto, Ont., Oct. regard to William Bedfort thfr self- confessed: murderer, in About the same time a similar out- THI IT-- v n, land- of Ethel-Kmrade, reached Oshawa. Ont. Arthur Williams, Oct. 2 secretary CAN'T US'I INTOXICANTS The on the death about midnight on Friday by j Constable that _ Melbourne, Oct. defence Shieltts the Indian who died in the Pvo Indians who toW him ther? ha'd to Raymond on Sat- was attempted at another booth i attorney generars department today bill passed the committee in hospital on Monday thc result of in- [some trouble at the camp and some furday morning in company with Con- a young girl, suffragette j from secret of fitate ,t.ottawa last received from'a" blow the Indians were drunk. Not hav-jstable Smith and scout Alec. Little (colors. In the latter instance little' GSorge j the House of Representative s treasurer of-, the Williams Piano Company, died suddenly yesterday afternoon. of i heart- failure. was 32 years old leavc-s a widow and one eon. night with a clause prohibiting tihe day night was held in the a rig and only the town son of the deceased man. ,damage was done, beyond the burning room at the barracks yesterday af- 'constable he did not go out. The [On arriving at Raymond he learned of finger tips of the election of- The turned over use of intoxicants in naval and mili- canteens. COW UPSET TRAIN London, Ont., Oct. extra SWINDLER WORKS BANKATNELSON Cleans Up Two Thousand Dollars -A Political Candidate at a crossing between Wyton Farrfield. the engine striking and a. COW The A -field, seven cars left the track., the road wag torn up. for" some' distance. Con- ductor A. Kings -and Brake-man. M. Fox were- badly; shaken up and had a- 'narrow escape. teruoon. The jury brought in their, next morning" he was again visited by that Little Shields was still uncon- verdict about half past six after only i the same two Indians who reported scious and got Dr. Rivers to go out a -tew minutes The ver-lthat Little" Shields had .been. hurt. He to see him. He discovered, the where abouts of Emile BullsMelds and plac- ed him under arrest on a charge ol assault on Little Shields on informa- dict states that in the opinion of the telephoned for the Mounted Police f-eirfit train of'ten cars was derailed jttry Uttte Shields iis dcath here and Trent out'to'the camp. He from a blow inflicted'by one of the i found Little Shields in "-his-tent, with Indians in-the camp at Raymond dur-i his two wives and on returning to i-altercation on Friday placed an Indian, Eagle Rider, %cers who removed the bits of broken glass.- So far as could be ascertain- ed not much acid actually reached the ballots in either'case.- Later in an Miss Chris- tabel -Pankhurst, daughter of Mrs- tion of Constable Rodebeck. -Hf had jEnimoline'PankhursV who is now in arranged with the .doctor to get 'tne America, white deploring the wound- October 22ml. While the-blame twas-under arrest for being drunk. He j injured man into town.' He had seen (linK of not fixed on any particular Indian aiso looking for- Bull Shields but jhim dead at Fetterley's undertaking jphasis: officials, asserted with em- the -government ,that HOTEL AT MONARCH Monarch, Oct.- excavating for a. large hotel was stated early, part ,of this week. The pro- prietor is Mr. (Richard 'Urch, an old- timer of this district, and the man- ager will be Mr. McMillan, late.'-of High Eivex. The -building Avill be 50 x 80 feet, .having a basement full size of -building, steam heated and modern, in. every .respect. the evidence showed very clearly that was unable to find him. Bull Shields is the proper offender, i He is-now.Tield at the-Barracks.on a chargu of assault. This charge no changed to manslaughter. I Tine- first witness :examihed Rivers of Raymond, who testified to parlors that morning. Got Liquor, in Xethbridge j Eagle Rider, the son of the deceas- ed Indian gave his story through the i drives wonwn to-these, Today's by-ekctiofr 4n the Bermond, sey division of -Southwark, Nelson, B. C., -Oct- Imper- ial Bank here.has been swindled out of by a slick-American forgerl who gave 'the name of John Woolton. The matter has :been kep-t qti-et for some time in the hope of catching the criminal, but the facts "are now made pnblic. Woolton came here from Se- attle, was introduced by a local ran- cher named H. S. Johnstone and de-I posited a certified cheque'on Seattle j Bank for He drew S100 at once, and .shortly afterwards the. latter payment for a fruit ranch j _________ he said he purchased. Then he went j _ _ to Rossland and was traced to Rev-! PfQDlOfJQH FOF E. W. elsteke, from place he travelled east and disappeared.. The bank was advised from Seattle that the certifying stamp was forged and worthless. In Woolton's grip was found a policy numbered for use marking cheques and it is thought Woolton was one of a gang who have having been called by Constable Mac-: brayne on Saturday afternoon to .go out to tttc camp and attend, an In-; dian- lying -th-ere. found Little j Shields in an (one of interpreter. Robert Shaw. He had j -.parliamentary boroughs been to Lethbridge on Friday is.of unusual interest, as it is noon and procured a couple of jtles of whiskey from one of.rthe.- ho- jitels, .leaving for the camp in pany with Billy Born his companion. Oct. provision about six o'clock. They had several; IN ONTARIO afford a good-taste of feeling..in coun- generally, on Tthe impending strujc- a Parliament. A-strbhg fight on Toronto, -Oct. pro vision (about six o'clock. They had several rthe- budget against tariff, reform has unconscious condition; be made for the appointment of three ''Brinks on the way out to the camp, waged, in feds; constituency, in his tent, apparently suffering from high sbortly before they reach- j candidates are: Liberal, S. L. .of i fed'.the, camp. On arriving there he iHughes; Unionist, Dumphrey; Miller of force and largely-upon tois report al- ter reading them will depend the de- cision of the authorities as to" the ac- tion to be taken reepscting DAUGHTERS AND Ldge Of This Order Hai Been Instituted ID ifce to BANK MANAGER GOES TO CALGARY concussion of the brain. He decided it would be-best to send.him in me w gone to the tent of Blue winRS Dr., A. Salter. last the -hospital at Lethbridge and ac.: Hon. J. J. Foy, Attorney General by to his Wings' general election the Liberals had a cordingly made arrangements to do-the members of the Supreme Commis-'daughter to come out. She did so :majority of 1789. so. -He states: that the -camp was sion of Judiciature -this afternoon.' and was followed by Emile.Bull very orderly and quiet at the time of (The request was submitted by jiShields to-whom he gave a drink of his visit and-that there, was no signs Charles Moss, the President. i.the .whiskey. He then went, on to-J of Little liquor. Shields having had any Mr. Mr. Foy said he was not prepared next tent belonging to the Bird jto disctss the matter at the present (Bull where he was joined by Bull Tn-dians Wore Drunk .time. "The request will be laid be- Shields and Blue Wings. Here the Rodebeck, thc town constable .'fore the said the Minis- j remaining bottle of whiskey was emp- OLD TIMER KICKED BY HORSE oi Raymond, was the next witness ter, "and-it's disposal will be a mat- called. He stated that he had been j er for future consideration." tied, -Bull Shields disposing of (Continued on Page Four.) the ien, Of the Merchant s Bank Here j Well-Known Rancher In the SUDDEN DEATH OFMORRIS Pass May Lose His Morris Barford, managing director! Bentley Co., one of Leth- bridge's leading mercantile concerns. It is announced that E. W, McMul- died last-evening, shortly after six ton some extensive swindling m the ;ien, manager of the local of'o'clock. west lately- Evidently other banks the Merchantg Bank its his demise could hard keen tonched ut) but details are I 01 nib uumioc couio. naru- publk. Police on It was simp- of the line are .looking for Wool- I T 1x> .that the gen- branch -to succeed. Jti. A. 'toi. Harry Wright, gold commissioner, mnnownced this morning that wonld be a candidate for provincial konors at the Conservative conven- tion kere sh'ortly. is retiring from the service of the It is pleasing to know that Mr. McMullen is so highly regarded by the bank as to be placed ia charge of one of its most important branches nre in Western Canada but regret will Tte C.P.R. line to saimoms now m re-opened and trains are running into ,_ ,r ,r for the time since theQl SlCien' .iwi our streets for years, out of the life" of this city in- o the great beyond. He had been the city, active in movement, apparently robust in health, up of death summoned him to the Great' past Beyond. He had been troubled with! .'couple of vears, has developed a very afiw-tinn thit rpnmrpd I wasloat caused by floods last spring. .J! d Section that, required an opera- ior.s-of ore awaiting busmess for tllis tank and ,tion-a very serious operation it can ;won une high esteem of its hc resolved to undergo) brought out at once line in this dis s H still bus of iaS of'11? CltlZCnS' -ith' His succcss- He Practically left his business. :was and intelligent atten- tion. The new wing of the; old. .Cent-; !ral school was called the .Barford jwing, in his honor. For some time he had been associ- i ated with the Gait at livery stable was the scene :his death, he was vice-chairman of'of a very nasty accident, the victim the Hospital Board. He had also -.r ,T being one of (Special to the Herald) Alta.T Oct. cv- Lwige, "Queen of Alberta" ,JT0 61, Daughters and Maids of England WIB instituted in the Oddfellows' Hall last night, and judging from the num- ber present, and the enthusiasm played, it will take, the lead 'among the ladies' lodges in the city. Pres. Wade of the S. 0. E., assist- ed by the officers of that Society, ani Past Pres. Stratford, put on the initiation ceremony and the ladies a good insight into the me- thods of running their new lodge. Following the initiation ceremony, the -election of 'officers for the term jtook place, the following being j-clccted: i Past Pres., Mrs. Meech. Pres., Mrs. A. J. Warren. Mrs. Curry. Sec., Miss Eaton. Treas., Mrs. Frayne. Chap., Miss W. Harrisoi. Guides, Mrs. Appleby, Mrs. Daw- son, Miss Messer, and Miss Guard, Mrs. Waddell. Outer Guard, W. J: Wade. Trustees, Mrs. Harrison ani Mrs. Graham. jbeen a director of the Chinook Club.-' Auditors, Mrs. German, C. E. Sy- and was associated with St. .Aagus-. of tbe old timerfj m thlsjdal and R Davidson tin's church. In politics, Bar- -.western country. j Dr_. c_ Q Cragg ford was independent- His leanings 1 Nobody being around the barn when] Past Pres Apolebv S 0 F arrived to put up his tea.h'1 ifficcrs, to Past' r TT a the ;close m ,the honor of Drcsentin? the as ;or Conscrvawves He was duwn hay for ms norses, but pushed Charter. -These brother's, and A C always for Lcthbndge and country it down to the wrong stall. He Messer W J nd th He was a plain spoken man, and finding he fcad to take it from a stall I honest to the core. Loyalty to his by a black mare, whose heels were towards the Conservative party, but he voted as often tor Liberal can- he. proceeded up in SCHOOL INSPECTOR'S SUDDEN DEATH Toronto, Oct. David PotS- inspector of -publi-c schools in South York, while on an official "to Karkham township today, was "stJicken witih paralysis, -dying fthortly afterward. He was born in the Orkney Islands in 1833, coming to Canada when 11 years old, after- wards taught in Huron and Went- worth and Brant counties, provincial .looking weU'and feeling well, from all j ,or here will be C. R. Young, manag-j utward appearances, and went, into j jer of -the branch at Arcola, Sask. It ;the Hospital on Tuesday night. i is not expected that the change wilt'In twenty_four hours, tirac thc ncws '.take place for some time yet. friends was a characteristic.: He had, the victim had repeatedly been warn- a big heart, and last night men were eht Ilg es- Thirty ladies eighteen of the S. O. E. joined last night ani THE LATE M. BARFORD i fc ,T the mare have expressed heard to remark that Morris Barford lasned out with her heels Qf joining. The lodge in the Oddfellows' HaH on jhad.given thcn a lift when _they were oU "Jfcrk" right over tne heart. Ke'meet _ near the ena of their financial taken Ottawa, Oct. Minister of La-'bridgc practically. from the beginning; vice to the city in many ways. He ,bor King denies emphatically thhlgs in this dtr_ He eame hcrp bcen presWent Of the Board of model schools, Hamilton Gmtral and in 1871. was -appointed daughter him. the Dan Drain's fourth Wednesdavs tbe "NO APPLICATION TO USE CHINESE LABOR ,______________________man home life was ideal. He was a Hotel and Dr. Malcolmson'.was JJJ f, been more devoted in his atten-! man' "Aff business hours' Thenvictim 76.years of; jdead he had succumbed to the opera-; Imbst invariably spent his time with age, which tells against him and has jtion. {tion to business than Mr. Barford. jhig nee Miss McWhirtei-5 wnom peddled vegetables every week from Morris Barford had lived in yet he found time to give ser-jhe married some years ago, in their kis ranch for a long time. bc report -emanating from Vancouver to Medicine Hatf where he had j Trade, and always took an active in- the effect that the government has j ecn bookkeeper with Tweed in its affairs. Last year he an application for Chinese ;Ewart> to assume a similar position was a member of the council of -the labor being allowed on the Grand m thc Bcntlcy Co. On the reor-j Board. He was at one time a mem- Trunk Pacific. They have received ;ganization of that company a few her of the City Council, but it was no request and the matter has nev- rears laticrt he .was placed in full service on the School Board that gave er been considered by the government charge? he gave such close and him the greatest opportunity to dis- which states has given no ttention to the conduct of 'play his usefulness. For years -he was mation of any intenwn to change afflljrs tbAfc to-day it ranks as one chairman of that body, and gave policy. of foremost mercantile concerns educational affairs of the it cosy home .on Burdett St. Last night P. L. Naismith from the Secretary, Miss Ea- rn at the R.N.W.M.P..Barracks. To celebrate the institation of the lodge, a social dance is being at af ,t0 ithe Caledonian Hall on Tuesday next, wiren.live and made his will accordingly, I the news of Mr. Barford's death to Imt this morning some slight hopes thc Lothbridge delegation at Billings are entertained as to his recovering, and in reply received the following'although his chances are very small ewing to.his old age. Much sympathy is felt for the poor chap. message: "We are deeply shocked at inform- ation contained in yours of today. We sympathize with family and city in the loss of such a valuable citixen. Geo. M. H'teb, Fire at ..Coldwater d-estroycd St. "On behalf of Lethbridge delefa-jMathews church and dwelling tion-" JJM V> Mr. AWFUL STATE OF AFFAIRS Hamilton. Ont., Oct. at the annual convention of the Baptist Union of Ontario and Rev. Thomas Moddy. missionary returned- from Congo, said tiie con- ditions in that country were ten times worse than ever, roprosented by JBJ> sionaxy, privet or Socialist. ;