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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume III, Lethbriflge, Alta., Friday, DOWN ALL KINDS OFJOBS H. Riley Declares He a Disappointed Politician fAGAINST SIFTOIv Us his Coming to Offio a Dirty Piece of Polit- ical Jugglery Sept. conventio i" nominate an independent candi at the approaching election in constituency, was attended by SO0 people, delegates being Irbm the constii Dr. E.. Mason of Calgary i }n the chair E.- H. Riley was the only name: be fore the convention and he received the unanimous nomination. In jLcepting Mr.. Riley reheated the his ,.tory of the, A. G. W.- transaction and ithe causes which led to his resigna ;He found fault with the action lieutenant governor' in asking e Ch'ief Justice of the proving to ke the reins of: power, and said it is the -was "-brought up, layor Adams expressed some con- ern 'as -to the in referred and his was -received, a Hthe': city .offices W..J. made an attack if-he says there Duncan' Marshall, who he said! is no legal difficulty. is "as follows: TO INSPECT THE PUNS Premier Sifton has -.set Saturday, Sept. 10, as- the date .when he will look over the plans, tions, of 'the Pincher Creek, Cardston and Montana railway. The officers and counsel of" the company will meet with him. General Manager jr. 'A. says that the premier has "done' ev- erything possible to. facilitate: mat- ters; with regard .to the railway so far and did'not, as .the Herald's cor- respondent at Pincher Creek said, tell him he .could do nothing; until; after .Cl 1 7 n i_rx, _ DISTRICT Sensational Incident at the Decotix Trial at Macleod -Icplanation Of- fered Brought About an Understanding r Sharp ExamiD- ation by Lawyers For Defence and Grown Macleod, Sept. one break i: tne monotony of today's proceedings n the trial of Arthur Decoux, the Frank mineworker charged with the Sir Wilfrid Laurier left the provinc.e. murder of finow employeTin The pramier has not delayed matters m in any way whatever. CAN CHANGE NAMES OF Mo Legal Difficulty in trie Way, .Solicitor Says TO PASS A BY-LAW Frank mine, came when William Pow- ell, president of District No. 18, Unit- ed Mine Workers of America, was ordered by the judge to .be arrested by the sheriff for contempt of court. For a moment it looked as if there was to be. some excitement in the case after but explanations by Powell and W. C. Simmons, counsel for the defence, one of whose witnesses Pow- ell, was, followed and the judge with- drew the order, but warned Powell that whenever he is a witness and all the: witnesses are ordered from the court -room during the course of the trial, he must stay out until given permission by the court to come in. Sharp Cross-Examination your Powell, as i did not know-what iirHructions Briot he stepped, from .the witness box. The .riven; drivers sheriff resumed his" seat iron! which g v? J j r'...j jt_. jt in Pr a nit m lie. had the flutter of ex- citement in the" room died down. were spe- cial, rules; in the Frank mine.- Nevei saw these. rules posted anywhere'. Beyond, this., one .incident there was i -he had been behind-cars nothing- throughout the lieve the ing evidence '.number of French men and Italians by means of an in- terpreter. -Good progress was made, however. The-V prosecution closed shortly.--'after 3 "o'clock this afternoon and. in. front of them, too, and bad to get .out4 their way in order "not to had.seftn scores.o? runaway He explained the system of, "spragging. Owing to un- evenness of-the, track a sprag might pull out.- -..Iron sprags tall out eas- This followed a cross-examination short of. but sharp Powell by Vlayor Adams Says Act- ion Will at Once Taken Crown Prosecutor W. M. Campbell, which, however, apparently turned out to-be. one of those .pieces of put on by counsel in al- j most-all jury trials. Powell had been called to testify as- to his opin- ion, as-a-niinina; man qf many years' experience.of the condition or danger- pusness of the south slope 303 level in the--.Frank- Mine. When his name was called, instead of being outside as were all the other witnesses, he came from -the body of the hall. Af- ter some-'discussion, during which Powell said '.he had not- heard his name called and did not know at the commencement of yesterday.'s pro- ceedings that he was to be a witness, and. Mr. Simmons said he could not- say .whether he -had called Powell's name or whether or not he had told him he was to'be a vdtness or not although he .intended to do-so, Lordship said that -it .was a matter for'-'mention .tol the jury, that was Sifton -i-ni-; gone to Ottawa and threatened o. Dr. Clark to make trouble for the overnment if he was net tak- and bj court adjourned Mcr than.-wooden., ones, .that .was wjiy until to-morrow-: morning five or the i woqdeir'-spra'gs were used in the witnesses-for the-; defence were Fr-anic Pointed out. to the posed of.-. The remainder of the evi- i on. -the.'sprag produced, the dence marks that, were caused by pressing morrow, disagreement'> against'the ,car frame-and_ the marks should be over by. 12.30. The Crown's .Purpose In -the face evidence so far. submitted, certain that the crown will confine "its ener- gies to securing of maa- slaughtex through negligence. The plea that had .threatened the dead, man-the day. previous to ac- cident hasJalmost.-'completely brokon down. -Two. of .the .-prosecutors' iJiu-.t witnesses, Louis. eager, and Emanuel ;assistant, 'gave evidence -which., clearly was not ex- pected byj.-the .'erdwn prosecutor, and in his re-examination he endeavbrod to show that telling ijiiJer- ent'stories-to-what they at" the' preliminary, -and" treated ,them jn ac- tically as hostile-witnesses. Ariiuir be- sides accused, of ling cars: A car on its fatal.- run down on June' 24th1.-. The i caused" by: -the, wheels. Since" the accident, .'the "grade "en .the slope has- been and, the track improv- ed by removing the unevenness. The eager or bottom-er is to leave the bottom of the shaft. He takes charge. of .cars 'on the 'back- shunt.1' to one another for various, reasons.. There is no par .ticular signal. Drivers call, "Is track, clear." He could not ;re- poat the exact words the drivers used when calling to as he did not undersiand French or Italian. To His Lordship When a car is standing still and there is no-pres- sure upon, .the sprag, there is .no slot or receptacle on the car frame" to i hold the spiag in position. Cager.on the Stand Louis Marc, eager 303-foot level, explained the method of. hand- JONAH THE P.; Macleod, Sept. C.P.R. near again delayed the north train last night. The After- noon train did not arrive in .Macleod till.9.15 p.m., and the evening which was due here three hours late... Claresholm, freight" train going south ,'at the spot where the .wirecE 'occurred on Tuesday. One car and the caboose left the track and blocked the passen- ger train from Macleod .to .Calgary. f M R FAJiFr t. w. A. km i Roosevelt Would'iit Sit CHICAGO eli -Ldrinier or for: -Illinois, Hamilton banquet-, by o sit. at Plans'of Line of Ed- monton Disapproved all. Mr. Siirmqns said if was the least objection he would withdraw him. Mr, how- ever; on. agreed to let At', the close him oE Mr; ''Referring to your letter of the a instant in reference to doing away v sireets -'and" sub- crooked work was done in the.! stituting the council-'can at illion. election .to secure-the elec-! any time pass "a by-law -to name of Premier Sifton. A senator-j streets or change the. names of them. The question p'i the area dealt with is one which I'think the council through the constituency with a. black bag. and he was not distri- buting-tracts .either. Bennett For Riley Campbell's cross-examination, hbw- remarked -that -he believed Powell's name had been'call- ed on Wednesday morning, that he had been told to go outside, had gone out, but returned again; Contempt His Lordship asked Powell if he had been told to go out on WednesT v "U.VA, fet'wv.At VJV4 U dAiLUS" should carefully It seems {.day morning.- -Powell .said "Yes" to me the proposed would "Then the' sheriff will take vou into ut el1 ln you have been guilty Of contempt." be fxPenenccd with the num- On Mr. Simmons explaining, however; I berillS system when wc'.got out be- j it came out that Powell had misun- R. B. Bennett endorsed Rilev and u T., Compared the insurgents of Alberta I th-c but considerable difficulties with" the .insurgents of the United States. He charged McArthur with appealing to the constituency as a supporter of Sifton without reserva- sub_ tion or policy. He scoffed at the idea i of a man who-made an excellent chief i justice corning- down from the bench i to lead a provincial political party. of remarked His Lordship, yond MacDuff street to the south and on the WaHwork and other, northern As an instance, supposing Hodgman i as derstood the court's question-and'had only been put out of the enclosed por tion into the body of the hall-b.y the sheriff. Dr. Andreson of Calgary also spoke endorsing the candidature of Mr. Riley. The'Conservatives have de- cided not to 'put a candidate in the field. McArthur is holding organiza- tion meetings throughout the constit- uency. MUST NOT READ THE Sept. Pius issued jabta propreo. giving has numbered to correspond with it. what would be done' with Arthur St.! which lies between Hodgrran and Bux- dett. Either Ath'ole or Dawson would present another difficulty.. Also might it not be better'if, in- [stead of having "First street north" and "First. stTtet south." which fre- jquently would gix-e rise 'to confusion. if we started, say, down by'the riv- er bank and carried the numbers straight on.. At the present time we would not have more than twenty-five streets, and it is not likelv "that the numbers vrould ever run' so as to be inconvenient." There can be no-difficulty to the registration of property as it is al- vcays described by lots and blocks tho names of the streets are not ca- tered in the titles. _ Mayor Adams says' that there will aeassures to be adopts! j "Then I'll say no more I this said the court, member next time." "I meant no contempt, 1 assure was-subpoenaed by- called by-them. .He was .caUsd by the defence its star, witness. Impariantr Louis ijne ,of .-the. dent, .was not subpoenaed the crown. Called by the .he proved an important witness for 'ac- cused. .accused Decour and deceased Lobert were the, only two taking down- coal on --.the south slope.' They.' took' up .empties together and brought xio. w-n.. their .full -cars 'separately., De- coux'-was .in'; charge of the one horse that '.took' They 'came down, with, .loads Lobert first, Decoux and, 'when- four, cars were down Decoux.hitched on his WORKISSTPPEl Second Has Been Outfitted 1 by Competitor Winnipeg, Sept. Canadian Northern railway is: again. balked: an.' its etiort-s -to locate, a- line St. lbert West, the planfe having; be.en. The court allowed the deposition, of I and. took. thev'four empties Francais Loubcrt, brother-in-law At, th'e time of the accident .deceased, now in Belgium, made at Decoux we're bringing the .the'preliminary hearing to1 be enter- He described .ed. as evidence. I-te refused-'to allow I He and iPiscia went to counsel for the defence car- switch, evidence .covering the dangerous na-1 T v saw.-the runaway car coming, ture of the slope in the mine, com- i to call out an-d jump aside pared with other mines, which de- %Vnen it. struck Lobert. who was still fence tried to put in with, a1 view to !-PUshiKg: Ms car, in the, back. Rush- showing that if anvbodv disapproved Vthe f Cpm-- .._ rr._ j mg-back to see how Lobert was, he sponsible for Lobert's death it was tllc-v -could not extricate. hiio the company operating the mine. The help: Witness ran up the condition of the mine'. on June slope to call for help and sent lie said, was all they had to do with.' up the opposite level. He met missioner at Ottawa on- -the-ground- that .the route proposed to ,thax of the Grand ;Trunir- The engineers first "eudeayored-. "to run farther" north, but so on. account -of the country: It was -.there-- to- parallel.G-.T.EJ: '.route.. froih, Lobstick to the "Unless "the C.N.R. can' convince: the railway commission' of the necessity for running parallel, to the G-T.p: change- .in thtr-plsns required. It is probable- that -the N.R. may find it necessary to south of the Grand Trunk, 'The Cana- dian Northern was (Compelled' oncev, be- fore to abandon -the line west of Ed- monton, even, after a. good deal, oE construction, work had "been done- Oa that occasion- the G-T.-P.-beat '-them. 'he programme: of: the' announced, others table 'with Roosevelt: rence table all over -the state.1 -The ed; deny to- one of its: wn. of came .with from; Col. Roosevelt, "Ha headed Batten, Joined Col. Rodsevelt" after noon. -The1 shook with each-member ;.pf and: at once concerniitg th'e banquet "Is Speaker .Gannon. he asked. v accepted the' -''Senator Lorimer _____t__ the accepted the, invitation-to :tJ ;inust.-'- decline'l't presence rt Wr-M1' down: ;with-- the What had to be decided was, with and-told him. The those conditions existing'was'accused i he meti -was'Decoux and told him.'De- "JIi ;'coux left his horse and started run- j ning down the slope. He told other men then returned to the There he found Lo- WHY CLARKE NOT poatiS reiterates of ths previously get- forth against in the Encycli- ii and fctids that the bish- tat rectors of tbe Catholic must at-tectively the of the roung clergy, see- ing to it tifti they sre well prepared {So nghl; error, forbidding them to isstd newspapers awl periodicals and rfcudio. Every professor in beginning his fcoarse, every acolyte before being promotedt -every nsw contessor, cur- ate oaxoa or rtead of a higher office eTery eoclesiastical before Baking possession o! his post must fedce an oa4a of loyalty to the heal- ithy Catholic doctrine and discipline. CXPLOSK3N ON WARSHIP !ius a. line from Diamond City "across THREE MEN KILLED ;toe little Bow through' the" country Fort Monroe, Sept. non'-h of tne Belly river to Medicine cf tragfedies which go to show Kat- that tailor offers tis life to his j JTr- Davis has been in the countrv co.mitry ip tlsce of peace as well as ifor several years and is not in thX of enacted this morn-i least discouraged by this rear's crop North and he says'very few or the i I fn _ ,.__ __ Edmonton. Sept. some cases it talces a long time for the truth to leak out so that the public, may learn the in the the real state of affairs, but in end it generally does do so and this case 'it is the truth about According to John E. Davis Highland Farm, twenty miles north of Taber, the C. P paying of interest on the bonds of the Alberta and Great Waterways Rail- way. It appears that there an offer made to pay the interest and this of- rer was made by Mr W R. Clarke who said that if the interest on tha S7.-jOO.iiOO which was being paid bv j The city banks was turned over to he would pay the 5 per cent, in-1 t crest, on the bonds to the Morgans! of Lon-don, Mr Clarko, of course j contending that, the interest on tin- from the sale of the bonds belonged to his company, This offer was refused, and the gov- ernment decided to pay ihe interest j which cost it the. precise sum Of bein- due to Morgan guilty -of the crime charged. Fire Boss' Story _Harry White, fire boss in the dian Consolidated Company's vas the first witness called by crown this morning.. The rules the mine were that all cars must the in I I, man i met out. Decoux fast "like a his when he to a stop on the south 0pe I 600 feet frnn, inS 600 feet from iht- shaft bottom, and wait there until signalled to come on by We eager or his helper. The sig-j nal. is either bv calling or1' swinging a lamp. Coming down, the j slope the driver to hta car j by 'means of handles on the rear of cars for that purpose. If .a car gets i away from a man, his duty is to'fol--' low after and holler to the man at the'bottom. lie had worked in-'- the mine since May 18th previous, and had not known anv cars run away prior to'accident. He had made an experimental run with a spragged car tiown the slope before the coroner's jary and had little difficulty in stop- pine: it at will. Accused had been brins- cars off ar. on for a year. (Continued on page on To His Lordship He had n _ to the car al! ilu- way, not lettingTt his control. It did momentum before :hey would- go. ;ell Senator Lorimer his' Roosevelt ..'eniphatlcailT'- said; huh. -a, telegram "him that will-' not attend tonight, if; he is The delegates'-of the Their parently not noticed-.- velt who chatted with, others "stand--' ing near by while the. pertufbea: dele-; gates .consulted as 'to out in the matter of: filing arid After1 some follow- ing the approval of -the: route .plans. Senator senator Reid Interesting and vigorous- representa- tions are to be made-to the Railway Commission on behalf of the C.N.B: In the meantime-work. west of St. Albert is abandoned, al- though the company is under con- tract with the Alberta Government to build a certain distance this year. A NEW PUBLICATION The So.uth Alberta .Courier, a new publication, will appear- in this city Cor the first time tomorrow. H. A. R. Macdonald. is the editor and publisher. The- publication is printed twice a month on fina book paper, is well ill- ustrated and consists of eight pages, five columns wide. General develop-j meat news with departmental sections devoted to real estate, farm lands, in- vestments, building notes, municipal Dews and sports make up the reading matter. ing- telegram was -drafted and sent' to ".Roosevelt- positively declines to-sit at the "sainV. table, with you. Our "invitation .tor' you for this evening- is therefore .wife' The telegram was signed, by> Judge John P. who as, the spokesman of the -delegation "The club had invited a-number of- prominent republicans, among- the- republican governor of and various congressmen, and it had not w-hb arraiig- ed. the--dinner -that they shoul-d not-, invite a republican -senator ander.-the circumstances. There is us to do except, to respect the wishes of Col. Roosevelt, the guest of evening." i A DEATH AT SUNDIAL Charles Davis. son of Mrs. E. R. Davis, of Sundial, and formerly of Lethbridge, died yesterday at their ranch there. HP was seventeen years old and is survived by his mother and Supt. Reid, with Mrs their little daughter, werr- iu sister. Mrs. Arthur Hayr. of this i wreck of the C.WP.R. train between and Mrs. Hayr at present Thcr p were no j Clarcsholm and Stavely, anc: Mr. are in Great Britain on a visit. -The has some very complimentary funeral will be held at Sundial -tomor- row with T. S. Fetterly, undertaker, in charge. therefore gain any he tried I.Q stop it. Cross-examined Jrinted rules in the Frank mine things to say of the C.P.R. erning the method of coming down i treated the trainlpad of passengers, the slope, but rules he had mentioned iIn he says it was a were customs in all mines in which The train ran off the track, he had worked A man taking work tho lies an-d rails up for a on this slope would not necessarily'' cpuPlc hundred yards, but fortunatelv have to be- 'jut the driv- er boss gave them instructions. Julier Briot was dnvrr b'oss. Wit- ness did not iinriersiajd French and has Co., 1Rlerest rvev I party of fifteen men engaged survev- 1 fnd the amount that bank half vcar; Cieaapeako Bay. an explos- farmers are. Everybody in his dis- t and tiie ensuiIQK fire trict is able to set work, many oE tte ttves of three men and more j them now being engaged drain n" or injuring nine others, i merchandise in the Southern paifl as interest on also for the half vear. VICTIMS OF INFANTiLE PARALYSIS IN TORONTO Toronto. SepL Infantile paraly- sis which for months has been epi- demic in Hamilton has invaded To- 'onto. Archibald Kennedy, railway inotcnnan, and Roy street W. G. trucks sank so drop into the bal- last that the cars did not, completely tip over. The weather was very cold and Know was falling. There was no no place to get anything to cat, and yet i he C.P.R. company took seven hours to get an engine' and a iew colonist cars irp ;rom Macleod, a dis- tance of less than thirty miles. It was about noon when the wreck oc- curred and it was nine o'clock before they reached Macleod. They were j Told that the-train would so'straight j through to Lethbridge, but when they arrived at Macleod they were told that-they would wait for the train which left Calgary in the cven- This train did not come along in E SEATS TWODROIN Moose Sept. dpuble drowning tatality occurred, here this evening due to an attempt to change places in a boat when in. the centre of the river, Jos. L'aing, aged about 23, a boilsrmaker in the C. P. R. shops here, and 'John Montgomery, fireman, together with Bert Knox. fireman, were returning to the boat house after a trip up the river in a row boat. The first -Stood trt and in moving ucset the boat, 'ore- cipitating all three into the water. The boat turned turtle bat all managed to c-itch hold. Only Knox could swim, and he but little. They started to push the boat in towards the shore into shallow water, where Sept. 1 to 8, which includes a Sun- day and Labor Day, the bank clrar- until after two o'clock in the morn- ing's were This means tlut business at the rate of over a month is beina; dor.r af Mm local banks. Tin- oloariiigs for Bran- ing. Company kept the Cro train, which arrives Ai LcthbridgRat for this train. the iii. Oria 0. Hur- Ir Millikcn. departmentnl manager for Co.'s ot Kyrie Bros., are d- w. :iri of the disease Milwaukee. Wis., Sept. Marquette car ferry No. 12 sank in u Lake Michigan, twenty off She-1 SjfS? Flyef i? Sif 0? established boygan, this morning at 7.30 o'clock. cr. Altogether the company showed Jhirty-nine of the-crew drown-! an >'or the comfort ws o; tour three saved. The boat S5CO.OOO. 1 "OI 1nc OI" "hons wcrc for Lcth- tions of the newly established clear- j reached shore safely but looking ing house. For "the week including around could see no sign of his com- 1 panions. He informed the police as soon as possible and they got grap- pling irons to recovered tha t.wo bodies fony-Iirt minutes after- wards. The water is terribly cold just now and it is thought that the deceased became cramped and lost "uold of the turned boat Laing is of Scottish descent has a brother here ?.ixl it is fceiisved p-irents in Maa. Montgomery, an Irishman, Jias irieuus at Eastview, a clearjiig nous? in June, were 0-10.000. It, wili be seen that Leth- bridgp keeping up tlip record of t.ta will not br at the bottom of the list, although the newest cicai- UCu23. ;