Contributed by Thelma
Description: Local NewsDate: September 8 1888
Newspaper published in: Calgary, Alberta
Page/Column: Page 6 / Column 1
To Anglers: - A.C. Newson, Medical Hall, has just imported direct from Jeffery and Son, Plymouth, England the finest assortment of flies and minnows ever seen in the NorthWest.
Mr. Fisher, farmer and rancher of Sheep Creek, who also owns a fine 500 acre farm in the county of Halton, Ontario, arrived in Calgary yesterday evening with a carload of good brood mares for his ranch.
Mr. A.M. Rawlinson of this town has imported a very handsome Norfolk Trotter Stallion.
A Little Fracas
At the police court yesterday afternoon Joseph Culbertson was brought before George Murdoch, JP, on a warrant issued on the information laid by Joseph Butlin for assault in connection with a little fracas which occurred on the street and in the office of the Royal Hotel about 9:00 Thursday evening. Mr. Culbertson was not incarcerated as he gave bail at once for his appearance. He was fined $5 and costs. This case is said to have originated in Butlin having made an assault on Mr. John L. Bowen, when Mr. Culbertson interfered on Mr. Bowen's behalf. Mr. Butlin was also fined $5 and costs for disturbing the peace on public streets.
A Corncob's Escape
A charge was on Thursday laid against Charles Mecheam, better known as the "Corncob" for drawing a knife on Mr. John Clark with intent, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The police had been watching departing trains in hope of catching their man, but he did not try to escape that way. An accomplice provided him with a horse which was brought to some point near the railway station and kept out of sight behind some cars till the chief went for his dinner at noon. The man Corncob then mounted the waiting horse and like Wilkes Boothe galloped off. It is supposed that he has gone in the direction of the American line.