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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. I. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, NO. 241. HE DIED WHILE IN THE POLICE STATION Borden Given a Fine Reception Sudden and Untimely End Of Charlie Toronto, Ont., Sept. L. Burden held his reception tonight at Massey Hull. Long before the time or the speech making arrived, the hall was its utmost capacity. Conservative stalwarts occupied the ground floor and the gallery, while the first balcony was filled with la- dies and escorts. At the back of the platform a large scroll hung with the words "Welcome to Our Leader" inscribed on it. Similar scrolls were suspended from the galleries. Th life of Charlie Edwards, a well known character around town came to a sudden termination last night! At 9.40 a phone message to.the po- station from Quong Sang who keeps a restaurant west of the post oflice said that .a man had been seen to fall on the street at the lane cros- GOLD AT SEDGEWICK Edmonton, Sept. claims have been staked near Sedge wick and great excitement prevails there over the discovery of gold. A mining experii from Spokane pronounces the discovery valuable and has left town samples and will return short- SHERMAN HAS NO USE FOR THE ACT Bank Manager Mayor Of Calgary A ft He Denounces the Le- mieux Measure At Halifax sing west of the restaurant, ly'with machinery to develop a claim ble Kroning 'immediately ran over for himself and friends. The field is easily reached and the sand is easy to work, so will prove profitable. and. found the deceased lying on his face in the mud. After turning him over, he came back-and got C.P.R. Constable Ackerman 'to assist him to carry him over. He was seen to b..' in very bad shape and Dr. Camp- bell was called up. Medical, aid availed nothing and about 10.10 he was pronounced 'dead. His death was apparently caused by a stroke. Charlie was one of those unfortunates whose appetite for liquor was stronger than his will- power and lately .he had been drink- ing quite heavily. Yesterday, how- ever, he was quite sober although at the time of his death he had been drinking some. He went to Quorig Seng's restaurant and ordered ,a meal. It. was noticed that had IL slight wound over his left eye and he said some one had struck him and he knew, who it- was. Before he had finished his meal he got up and -staggered out .though steady enough when he came in. He got outside and the Chinaman watching- him go up street saw him fall and phoned to the police. The doctor was of the opinion that death "could not have been caused by the wound over the eye as it .was only skiii deep. Cor- Quer Higinbotham'was notified, but v decided to wait until morning before viewing :tiie and deciding whe- ther or not an inquest was''necessary. Charles. a harne.s5- niSfcer'rwho" Carrie about six years" com fs" of a good> ily'in Co., has a brother, a well, known cancer spe- cialist.'living at Komoka, jOnt. .Char- lie was well educated and .quite a -musician and was. time a member of one of the choirs ir town. In his younger days he was a "baseball player of note, having been a member of the famous St.Louis Browns in th? National League; It is understood he leaves a widow at London, Out. A sou is a druggist at Gait, Ont., and he has b en noti- fied of his fathers death and asked to wire instructions. An inquest was decided as unnec- esssry as medical evidence pro- nounced that the wound over the ne. From the Hurons, Perths and ''ruce-s. came crowds of electors, jard headed Liberals of a chnrac- er, who nre not carried off their feft by momentary enthusiasm, but who convinced of the justice of their will fight br it to the end nossy and Mr. McNicoll. Ht> had ns- surancos to that effect. Proco ding Mr. Lemioux sfiid that ono regrets the situation more than himself but nothing over could done undf'r the circumstances un til public opinion reaches thc point where compulsory arbitration will b accepted by both capital and labor Thc Witness says tonight that al- together since the strike started the C. P. R. has engaged on the whoU svstcm upwards ff throe thousam five hundred men among these abou 600 strikers. Yesterday completed the seventh week of the strike an it is estimatod that the men wh vent out have lost over i wages. ng to the country without n policy to place before the people. They cried scandal scandal, scandal, and had never framed a single charge jigainst he government or any member of the ulministration. Dealing with the contention that the government had abandoned its pledges particularly with reference to the preservation of land for set- tlers, Sir Wilfrid effectively contrast- ed the policy of Sir John 'Macdon- ald's administration with that of the present government. He also drew a striking picture of some of the tive met C. W. Carman Carmangay, the; owner the famous Carmangay property north- east of Clareshoim.- ATr. Carman is a consulting enginfeter of the firms of Carman Hartman, of Chicago, and his particulat.lirie.-is electrical engin- eering. Three years ago next December Air. Carman bought, 'eighteen thousand areas of land the C. P. 11. in townships fourteen range .twenty-three sstuativi .on. -.either side of the Little Bow -A few small portions of this have Jxsen sold, an area of six sections having been re cently disposed! of and it is the clos- ing up of this deal that brought him to Lethbridge today. Mr. Carman immediately started to develop his laud and already has raised 100.000 bushels of grain, this year the crop being, about bu- shels from 700 acres of winter wheat 400 acres of spring wheat and 250 acres of oats and speltz. His winter wheat this year graded. No. 1 Alberta Red without dockage at Wil- liam and a sample of his spring wheat taken to the Calgary Milling Co. graded No. 1 hard. Mr. Car- man's company have built a good road to Stavcly and haul a thousand bushels at a load with" traction en- gines. The company went into farming on the same basis a.s the small farmer, fully equipped in every way. They! brought in -1200 bushels of pure Turkey Red sect! wheat from Kansas, some fine Perchcron horses, Red Poll-. ed and Polled Hereford cattle and Berkshire hogs, all high bred. They put in two steam ploughing outfits. They have improved about ac- res, biiilU twenty miles of fence, and FOREST FIRES The forest fire conditions in all parts of the Adirondacks are grow- ing worse hourly with not a sign of relief although at least men are engaged in fighting the flames day and night. MURDER AT ELKHORN, MAN. Coontry Being Scoured For Perpetrator Of the Deed Medals For the Pennant Winners Representatives of Young Men's Club the Press .and baseball clubs Elkhorn, Man., Sept, the whole country between the main line of the C. P. R. south to the border has been carefully searched for the two burglars who murdered Michael Sagar yesterday, not the slightest trace of the robbers has been dis- covered. All the towns along the border have been notified of the crime and reward, and it will prove practically impossible for the fugi- tives to cross into" the States ia that direction. In fact it is believed now that the murderers are hiding close were present at the semi-annual meeting of the City Baseball League Hist night.' The reports of the retary treasurer were read- and ac- cepted. The records showed the Y. M. C. had won the champion- ship which is represented by Pres- ident- Humphries' pennant, Mayor Henderson's silver cup and a set of medals presented by G. H. John- ston. A sum of money- was voted to purchase an extra number of medals for the winning team, there being exactly nine in the set donated. The league came out on the right side- financially, having about of a balance on hand. This was voted to be divided between the clubs of the league. to the town or have managed to se- cret themselves in some passing train and. A" force :6f constables guard all trains passing through Elk- horn and at each point in this dis- trict for- one hundred miles all sus- picious persons are being forced to give an account of themselves. It is thought the burglars are too ex- perienced to attempt to escape across the prairie, but the posse searching for thorn could not be stood off as they are armed with rifhs and shot guns... The farmers in the surround- ing district were out at daylight and would have noted two strange men passing especially- after their atten- tion had called to the circum- stances. New York, Sept. 23.-National League President Pullian has de- cided thul the New York-Chicago game played today is a tie. The game will be called off. President Pullian's ruling is based on the fact that Bridwell whose hit brought in what would have been the winning run, did not follow the bases, but in- stead ran to the club house when the run was being scored after his hit. The crowd then surged upon the field preventing further playing. The trouble. arose ic the ninth in- ning when, with the score a tie, one to one. New York was at the bat in the latter half of the ninth -H'ith two out, McCormick on third and Mer- kle on first base. Bridwell smashed a single to centre scoring McCormick, the batter being1 declared siafe at first. Just then the crowd, wild with excitement, ran onto the field and Captain Chance, of the Chicago team claimed that Merkle did not go to second. He and Evers tried to get the ball there to claim a force but McGinnity caught the sphere among the crowd and threw it into left field. Merkle insisted that he had touched second base and the Chicago players were equally positive that he had not done so. Chance claimed the round did not count as there was so much interference that his men could not get control of the ball. While the players were arguing a small riot was going on. A general melee seemed imminent, but the blue uniforms of the Metropolitan Police' were distinguishable in the midst of the twisting, swirling mass of people on the field and what threatened to be a serious outbreak was quelled anyone being injured. C. P. R. Wl LL CONTROL Q.ue.. Sent. de- parture of Sir Thomas Shaughnessy president of the G. P. R. presum- ably for Minneapolis today and word from the west that active operations -ire going on in connection with the leave small room for doubt that the C. P. R. will control the fu- ture destiny of the Chicago Great- Western Ry. company. PERFECTLY SQUARE DEAL Hon. W. H. Gushing Refers To Purchase Of Site For the Lethbridge Jail HAL DONLY A WINNER Montreal, Sept. yesterday for the Commons were: B. Donly, Liberal. Port Brcnett, Con- servative. Tho drought in the Niagara fruit Jistrict was broken this morning by showers, the first rain since August 17th. spent nearly Slfi.OOO on buildings. Altogether they have spent over 000 on the pine-.: above the cost of the land. The Calgary- L'-thbridge railway will run through their land, crossing the Little Bow at Carmangay, iho of which has already )pt.rt laid out. where ;tti Lhe company's achievements of his government in 1 buildings are located. A C.P.R. the mattvr of transportation and de-Ucial recently told -Mr. Carman that velopment of trade of the country, the bridge would certainly be there he said, "has' been to and also that the company intend have every possible and due consid- putting 85 steel on the lino so as oration for our rights as Canadians take the heaviest traffic, it being Hid possible and due consid-j the intention of the C.P.R. to send oration of our duties and obligations a lot of their heavy freight over the as British subjects. line, which would give a down hill! Hon. II. dishing. Minister of Public Works, was requested by the Herald to make a statement concern- ing the purchase of the site of the Lethbridge jail from Messrs. Douglas and Cnry. in reply to the charge made by the leading Conservative organ of Alberta, that the deal was not creditable to the Alberta govern- ment. Mr. Oushing in n letter to the Her- ald makes the following clear and ex- plicit statement: "This land was acquired in the same way us all other purcha-ses of a similar nature made by the govern ment, through the Department of Public Works, the price paid was the same as price quoted on adjoining lands in. the same locality. The first piece- purchased was eighty acres A.s regards the insinuations made against Mr. Simmons in this matter, I wish to say that he favored the land owned by the A. R. 1. Co. and he had absolutely nothing to do lirectly or indirectly with this trans- action. LOCAL BRIEFS EARL GREY IS PASSING THROUGH He Will Not Pay a Visit To Leihbridge Just Now lie faith of the men in the honesty "Our policy has been imperial un- rond nil the way to Winniiwg. Car- A Sir Vvilfrid Laurier's government ity based on local autonomy. This mangny will be thirty-five mile-s from md their enthusiasm for the Liberal is the principle I commend to my Lethbridge and about ninety from ause could not be doubted for a follow countrymen." Calgary on the railway. The bulk j Sir Wilfrid said the Liberals came of their business will be done in Loth moment. East of the N. K. 8-21-1. Afterwards it i of sec. 34. was decided to conduct operations in con- nection with this institution and the adjoining J section was bought at the same price. This land was all The civic authorities, whose work it is to look after the sidewalks and boulevards arc complaining of the thoughtless and malicious teamsters who drive over the newly constructed boulevards. As soon as the curbs are put in, any one caught driving over tha boulevards will have an op- portunity of explaining to the mag- istrate why they did so. Mrs. Duff will receive on Friday of this week and afterwards on the sec- ond nnd fourth Fridays of each month. Hon. Frank Oliver, it is The Governor-General's visit to Lethbridge has been further postpon- ed. He will pass through this city on his way to Uritish Columbia, He may visit the city later. Fully three thousand people w, re into office twelve years ago upon a bridge, though Mr. Carman fcnccd nmj hftd a house and stood, will" visit Raymond and Card- jrawn from the various ridings to 'policy of conciliation. The work of to see his town the best on the new ClHton forms a convenient confederation was bnsed upon that line. centre, ami stood in front of the grand poliry, making a nation out of all the Tt is his intention to keep at least n the recreation park for over different elements which had boon six sections of land, some on each hours in order to hear the ad- gathered upon the of Canada, side of the river and raise t.horough- of th- Premier and Horn Goo. In Ontario and Qiu-bec and other bred stock. He will make it as beau P. Graham, in spite of a withering provinces it was natural that the re- 1 tisul n place as any in Western Can- .-an. and threatened down pour of suits should be in different grooves Fortunately a Ithough heavy of thought and therefore a policy of j Mr. Carman usually spends a few Clouds marked the sky and a few conciliation could be operative only! months each summer on the farm but down, the rain if each gavo way a little. He was j this year ho thorc the whole soa- of rain came 'teld off. proud to say that policy had been The Premier dismissed with scorn succ.ssful. Of the success of the he attacks of tho opposition. The policy they had an example at the Campaign he described as the most Quebec Tercentenary where French he had ever Known and English had celebrated the r they had the sorry spectacle of foundation of the country, side by Conservative party appeal- side. one or two wells on it. The later in the campaign. was owned by Messrs. Douglas Ca- how I have no information as long they had owned to nunl Harvest it Sunday and Salvation. Army holds its an- Festival Secvices on and knew nothing of any dealings 27th and 23th. Mr. A. Turnbull, the veteran Can- adian lacrosse player and George Ren nie of the New Westminster team have gone toi Montreal to join the Canadian Olympic team. there may have Iwen between these two gentlemen in regard to this property, but I do know that every cent of the purchase price and every- thing in connection with the deal was straight forward in trvery way. before the; was made, Mr. Stocks, Deputy Minister of Public Works, was sent to look over this Monday next, Sept. The meetings will special, including music and songs by I third place. the children. The services on Sun- day commence nt eleven, three and seven-thirty. The hall is Iwing dec- orated and TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS II. C. Helliwcll, Edmonton, has been elected supreme tyler of the Or- der of Elks. The two year old daughter of W. Day. West I.uther, Ont., was scalded to death by falling into a boiler of scalding water. Great forest fires are raging near Eureka, Cnl. The town of Luffen- -was destroyed. New York leads Chicago in the Na- tional League by 13 points and Cleve- land is ton ahead of Chicago V American league. Detroit is in on Monday at eight flowers and vegetables will take place The proceeds of the effort will 4) devoted to the mointenacnc and ex- sito nnd ono offered by the A. Rr tension of the work. Gifts of goods I. Co. nt the same price. His report j or money will be thankfully received is on file recommending the site that j by the officers or nny Salvationists. was bought. All are Fire did damage at Redd- ing, Cal. The forest fires in the Adirondack! are reported to be under control. Denn Farthing; of Kingston, .was unanimously chosen prolocutor of the Anglican Synod at Ottawa. August Charestf the fororcaR who stole between and fl.500 fro'm the corporation of Montreal by padding of the payrolls was sentenced today to three years in penitentiary. ;