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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald Volume V Lcdibridge, Alberta. Tuesday, September Number 230 CHIEF GILLESPIE PRACnCALLY BY THE JUDGE ACTING-CHIEF BROWN VICTIM OF ASSAULT CITY COUNCIL RECEIVES REPORT TODAY ACTING CHIEF BROWN ATTACKED BY THUGS Called to Helen Howard's House He Was Set Upon by Ruffians and Bad- ly Under Medical Care Named Cline Arrested and Police Scouring District Looking for Her Male Companion Who Has Apparently Made Get-Away EUCHARISTICQ CONGRESS MEETS Over 1 Delegates at Functions Are Arranged For and called for the police. Brown went over, and no sooner got his head inside the door than he got his. In the meantime Helen Howard was running town looking in Uer search. c p_ R When bhe Beaten until senseless, cut and blrnd.lns from several wounds on his face and body, Acting Chief Brown wai found, last night about ten thirty in the house of Helen Howard.'First Avenue South, where he had evidently been set upon by thugs with the purpose of putting the police officer out of business. Brown was almost unconscious when found by Sergt. Geoghegan, who hurried .to the house on a ball from the mistress of the place who'was in hysterics when the sergeant reached'the scene. Brown was almost unconscious when Geoghegan arrived at the joint, and1 was unable either to give a clear account of the aftair or a description of the man who Is supposed to have done the trick. He had.a terrible gash under his right eye which had been made by a drinking glass, and the floor was littered with broken glasses and wrecked furniture, showing that there had been a regular battle before the Acting Chief was put horB de combat. The Howard woman was in a complete state of collapse, and even thlsl morning was not so composed that she could give a connected account of the trouble. Woman an Accomplice 0 It became go bad, ami the Howard One of the participants, a woman .was so roundly abusotl that she went to n nearby livery stable Eiviufr her name as Helen Cline, rj behind the bars at the police siation, and will be hold as an. accomplice. She was arrested in a room at Joe Tone's this morning about Vive o'clock uy Sergt. GeoBhegan, who worked all lilglit on the case. The police also have a description of one of the men supposed lo have been mixed up in the light. He goes by tho name of J'rauk Smith, is a stranger 111 the city and has evidently departed for pai-f-s unknown, leaving -no trace what- ever of his .whereahouts- Brown IB resting at his borne loday. he Is under medical k Is not believed that nis wounds will jprovo serious. The wbolo police force is out lifter 1.he thug who beat up the chief and n determined effort, will be made to bring him. to justice. The penalty In euch cases is seven years. The 3tory as Known So far as the police have been able to learn the Cline woman arrived in the city yesterday afternoon on one ot the local trains. She went down to the restricted district at fhe Point, but wcs ejected from the houses, al- though she made a def.ermine'-l effort to stay. In the evening she with three nnm hart a late supper nl Joe Fong'-o restaurant on First avcmlo south, atler which 'sho went to Helen Howard's house where she begged to he allowed to spend tho night. Tho mistress of the place look her in, not knowing there was anyone with her. The man, who is supposed lo bo Smith, came In aim, and Ihe pair proceeded lo raise rough house, ARBITRATE ON THE-PANAMA SCHEDULE INSPECTOR GOT THREE TRUSTEES WENT INTO HIGHWAYS FOR MINISTER LEAVING HOSMER 1-Ioamor, Sept. lo the in- nhllity of the ratepayers lo elect three school at. Ihe special inoellng held at the school house on .Sal in day last, the Inspeclo'r ol' the sllBlrlst, -Mr. H. II. H. May, was re- quested lo undertake tho appoint- ment of three trnslce.s in accordance Tvilh the provisions of the IllUish Columbia -jchool act; lis ri result of thai efforts, Messrs. .1- Jarvls, John Gabnra and .Tunics Ayrc havo contented to act In the capacity, Jlr. -Ayre acting as' sccrclnry lo Ihe iKiard. The majority of the new board have children 'of their own al- temllng iho school, and will ualnrally fpn.l a. keen Interest, In mallerB touch- ing tho intei'fittls of Iho school, and wish them a Hal anil peaceful term.of olllce. Next Sunday evening at the P back the. fight was going on and the downer, of the houae becoming hysterical again went afler Ihe police, getting Sergeant Geoghegan over the phone. When he arrived at the house the man and woman had gone, and as Brown required his assistance just then, and the Howard womnu was in hysterics, hu was unable to leave to put the olTTer police wise just at that time. However, as soon as he had summoned medical aid, and had the chief in proper care, he informed the police ou the various beats to watch for Smith; and a special guard was put on at the depot in case the man should try to make his escape in Lhat manner. Cline Won't Talk The Cline woman who is now at the police station, refuses to give an ac- count of the affray, throwing out Ihc opinion that she was not responsible and had nothing lo do with it. She will be held however, uniil some Irace ra got of the mnu or men mixed u, ill the deal. As scon as the woman's name was learned this morning, Iho police be- came suspicious and believe Unit she may be the wife of Cline, tlie alleged dip who was picked up here during ihe >falr ou the charge of picking pockets. She refuses, to tell her his- tory, and the police think 11 is just possible Ihat slie may he the man's wife, and the action last night was vengeance ou their part. However, this is just a theory. Sergt. Geoghe- gan is acting chief today, and will havo charge of the force until Acliag Chief Brown recovers. YOUNG OFFICERS LOSE JHEIR LIVES TWO MORE MEMBERS OF ARMY AVIATION CORPS KILLED, THIS WEEK THE MEN ACCEPTED COMPROMISE Dnluth, Sept. The strike of l.bu ore docl: men on the Great Northern system at AUoiiez Bay was settled yesterday on terms proposed by Uie company. The men had de- manded an advance of 25 cents a who that he had on different occasions seen Chief Gllles- pie "under the inlluence of liquor" while on duty, but that on these oc- casions his condition wns such that had. he aeon a private individual ilia arrest woultl not have been Justified Ihe ground of being intoxicated. On tho oilier hand various witnesses who had equal opportunity ol observ- ing Chief Glllesplo on and oft duty, tcsllfled positively thai they hod never seen him Intoxicated while on duly. I llml therefore that the first charge is not proved. As lo the Second Charge The evidence adduced was that of Iwo keepers of hou-Jes of Ill-fame, of Sorgeanl Lamb and of Chief Gillespie himself. 1 llnd on tho evidence (tint Chief Clllespie solicited personally and through Sergeant Lamb pocuniaiy uonlrlbullons from keepers of houses of Ill-fame for charitable purposes and thai lie received moneys from them and applied them for such pur- poses. There is no evidence to thai he applied such moneys for hi own use or for Improper purposes, nor do 1 believe that he .did so. The second clrnrec Is Lhereforo not proved. As to the Third Charge This chnrgft consists of Iwo matters, the receipt, and misappropriation of money.) payable In respect ot licenses As lo the first cace Is that ot Latlff who paid Iho Chief for K pedlar's license .In tD) 1. He hnd had a discussion .with tho Chief and hnd apparently us a kind.of bluff staled he would rallier open a shop In Ihc .clly than pay so high o. license foe, but finally ho-dc- to pay without protest mer and Solicitor Laurie are l-he del- egates from CardHton at the eonven- (ion ot municipalities, held at Innia- fail, which opens today. Potor Lund, president of the er.s Lumber Co., was In the city a few days ago front Crnnbrook, practically closing The deal on Saturday last. The Gccrelary-treasurcr of the company, Harold Darling, was also in the city yesterday, putting tho finishing touch- es on the deal. They are expected (o return tonight or tomorrow. The Farmers Lumber Co. Is closely connected wlih the big lumber Inler- oats of Peter Lund In the mountains, and It wns hecauso they wore engag- ed In the wholesale lumber business that thoy disposed of their oulaldo holdings hero. Thoy will retain the LolhbrldEO yard, and will probably Lothbrklgo a distribution point (or their. mquiHHiu mlll.lj v_ which was in bills, was placed by Chlet In an envelope and kept In clt) safe and was not mentioned to the auditor on any oct-fcdkm, tho stating that he'coasidercd'it was paid under, protest- case of Mr. flrid that In Maicb, 1912, he had contract for freighting with the city In ignorance that the locality of the work entailed the pajmeut of. on discovering thts> habil-, .ty he saw Mi Alderman Bowman, chairman of the imance committee, to ,t whom he protested against the ment of the llceiise fees, as he had tendered for the work In Ignorarice.of the liability. In reEUlt, be slated, Mr l Bowman suggested his giving .Chief Glllespie a check for the amount..ot the license fees, 5218.00. Thla lie did, making it payable to the city: Thla was in respect of 13 licenses. Later. on further licenses were required by Mr. Whitney, who had contracted with, a'man to do some.of.Uhe freighting' and who as part of such was to pay nil) license fees pavnble J Mi Whllnej haUns received }SO In bills from this man. turned vo'ySr; these bills lo Chief Olllesple who plac- ed them with the otenue. In this connection II is to be obserred Ihat tbe fees lor licenses charged on a diminishing ratio. That the first, are charged, to Ihe licensee at higher rale -and thai subsequent licenses me'- a lesoer rate- The second hatch otf'_ Iccuse. fees (580) paid WhltJ uey were at'the lower rate, treating the 521H.OO given'by him for the first batch ot license fees OS cash. It was evidently Ihe understanding of Mr. Whitney that Ihc- whole question of the liability to pay these license (eon. (Continued on page MAINE GOES TO REPUBLICANS BUT THE FIGURES SHOW THE PARTIES FAIRLY CLOSE TOGETHER Portland, Me., Sepi. for governor In the State election yei- tcrday, from all but .17 small towns, gave Haines, Republican. anil Frederick W. Pliiisted, Democrat, The missing towns in 10 111 cave tho Republicans Democrats, Haines' plurality is estimated at The make-up of the legislature Indicnled as follows: House, Republi- cans 5S; Dcmocrnis 70; missing 13. Senate, Republicans IS; Democrats S; missing 18; Joint ballot, Ropubllcanl 86; DcmocralB 78; missing 18. PROSECUTOR NAMES SENTENCI Havana, Sept. publlc'nrol- ccutor asks the. Audenceia court Impose a penalty of four years and.' two'monlhi on Enrliiue Maza, the.Cu- ban newspaper man, who Hugh Gibson, the American charge. 11 Is expected will .be arraigned for trial before, Uie end the uioiUU, ;