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Almost a year after the murder, in February 1912, two bothers of Probert came from Calgary to reopen the case. With the help of private detectives, they reportedly had secured "valuable evidence," suggesting that local people could have been involved in the robbery and holdup. Nothing came of their efforts to identify the culprits, but the echoes of the idea that the perpetrator or perpetrators were from Whonnock are reflected in a grotesque version of Hermes Belts Images the May 1911 murder in George Godwin's novel The Eternal Forest, published in 1929.
Eight days later, Probert died from blood poisoning in Vancouver General Hospital.
get away. They telegraphed down the line. No go . Well, he was supposed to have smashed open that door . [b]ut he never did. It was a put up job. There never was a holdup man in the store at all."
But later in the novel, Old Jim, the chief of the Indian reserve, tells a different story. At the night of the murder, he saw Mrs. Armstrong, Blanchard and another man drinking and laughing in the store. The other man made advances to Mrs. Armstrong, angering Blanchard, who hit him with a bottle. The man pulled a gun. Mrs. Armstrong grabbed him and the gun dropped. It got into Blanchard's hands and he shot and killed the man. Mrs. Armstrong ran off to her house.
An unresolved murder case in Whonnock
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Contemporary newspapers give few and conflicting details of the murder, but in 1955 the weekly magazine of the Province published an article about this case. McKelvie, a journalist known to sensationalize the past based on fanciful research. Still, in this instance, McKelvie's story seems truthful when he tells about Crowe running for help to the nearby West house, followed by the wounded Probert. Mrs. West, ne Martha Mary Lee, was a nurse the only one in Whonnock and she and her brother Olaus attended to Probert's injuries until the arrival of Dr. Funk, who was stationed at the Stave Dam.
The murderer was never identified.
shopkeeper Probert and a lodger named Charles Crowe were sleeping.
Reportedly armed with a double barrelled gun, the intruder attempted to force the shopkeeper to come over to the store and open the safe for him, but in a struggle for control of the weapon, Probert suffered a bullet shot in the arm and another in the abdomen.
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In the morning of Friday, May 26th, 1911, a burglar entered the Whonnock general store and helped himself to some clothes and food. Noticing the post office safe, he entered the adjacent home, where Ferragamo Belt Real
Blanchard mentions that someone saw a woman dressed in white running from the back of the store to Armstrongs. In this version, Blanchard [Whiting] is pointing his finger to Mrs. Armstrong [Mrs. West] as the murderer.
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