Winnipeg Free Press, May 30, 1912

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 30, 1912, Winnipeg, Manitoba WHATHHR arm, with scattered WINNIPEG; THURSDAY, MAY THIRTY-.TWO PAGES. K0.268. a! Chief is Guest of joor at Big Montreal Banquet Fighting SPeech 'pull of Encouragement For'His Followers. of the Must be Looked in Bril- liant Form. May o stall we all. was not jly orders I shall- and dub" tlUJ oC 1 is sentiment Laurier to Canada a huior by the Montreal, in tne tl -Windsor to- inm-iredof his flghting man. 10 their "of applause join tiPt '.if'-i leet, ,-as probably A et hls career; lbut Sefa did th, applause asiK. ana when UnaUy took -h s that an impression wisich would carry licvMf.nts ant1 me Bgliters Ox l'.-is ;a-tv into the battle with renewocl Emphasizes Wider Markets. Mr Wilfrid's speech was throughout t vindication the principles wtUcii he and his pany itad supported, and a declaration, uhqualifiad and corn- Plsie, of [inherence to the principles upon wWch tne had stood In tlie past, and lur which it had suffer- ed (ideal, Mijst significant oC all, perhaps, the strong sto.nd lakou by the leader oi' the opposition un .the question of wider trade ami greater which issue .limy iiiad to-the polls on Sept. -1.. 'Witt dear wjunient and splen- oratory IV'ilfricl reviewed the issues which had been into tiie fight, arraigned ttic to and dissentient Conser- vatives of Quebeu, and the "Jingo" Ontario, emphasized present growing need in wiaoa-fra- brushed JJtde Ik of President TOrti u eve Ui'kon us' a vindica- thu vJonsorvative party of rec'Pr'H-'ity., ShOtV- tlieir ftforts tho the- WORLD'S NjWSSUMMARY Thursday, May 30, The weather forecast for today is as follows: Warm with scattered showers. Argument in the Ne Temere ref- erence case was continued before the lOa.nadian suprme --court yesterday, counsel ta.king up Quebec civil law relating to marriage in detail: Page 1. The Macdonald Tobacco company of Montreal and the Tuck-ett company of Hamilton, will "be merged fior the art- nou-nccd purpose of fighting the Ameri- can Tobacco trust. Page l'. shipowners decline to attend joint conference with strikers, claiming they have no confidence In the men keeping to their agreements. Pag-o'lO. Addressing a big .Liberal banquet at. Montreal. Sir Wilfrid Laurier made v. thorough -review of the Canadian poli- tical situation. Page 1. Physicians fear -that Bootlh ils totally blind as a result of innama- tion -fo-llowing on tho recent operation for cataract. Page 11. Application has been n-.-acte before thr chief justice of Manitoba for the striking from the rolls of a, "Winnipeg Page IS, The civic sbake-up in Montreal is used by a section of the city council as a weapon ayalriBt the board of con- trol. Page T. General Manager Roper of the Loy- I land line, denies that Captain Lordi hag j been 'dismissed from the Californian. Page 11. Roumanian prince and princess are crushed under overturned automobile, and may die of their injuries. Page 11. Liquidator blames bad debts, lack of capital and general mismanagement J'or failure of .Farmers' Bank. Page 1. The question of church and state will figure largely in the coming: general elections in Belgium. Page 10. J'xoe .Press fortnightly crop report shows highly satisfactory conditions throughout country- Page .1. An unknown desperado was killed by a posse at N. D., after a running flght Pa-ge 1. Canadian Northern railway will double the service west to IMinontou this summer. Page 19. Tlie reciprocity agreement with Can- ada has been cancelled by the United States senate. Bage 1. The Manitoba .Agricultural College special train attracts great attention, l-'ag-o 17. Malla is the centre ou at. (he beginning and the ena- My orders 'are policy of the which ho follo-wec their adherence, were lepresented the or the lakes, but though to speak for 1 telegrams of re- who W' sent their cause premier o: the said 'rae." MUST PAY UP Ottawans Who Subscribed to Y.M.C.A. Fund Hauled to Court. Ottawa. May the great Young Men's Christian association whirlwind campaign for four yeaxa ago, there- w-ere (dromi'se.s of payment made have not all been fulfilled, In fact the fund is still short of the promise. Now the Young Men's Christian association la taking legal iprocess against those who di dnot fulfil their word and is mak- ing Ottawans oay what they owe or the exuberance of the great campaign To-day live of the prominent Ottawans paid up rather than appear 3n cour and the Y.M.C.A. threatens' to bring up other examples of broken faith the amounts are not paid forthwith. SHOT HIS PARTNER Thought He Was Bear That Two Went Out to Hunt. Sault Sle. Alarie, Out., May Atistaken by his best friend fov a bear Alexander .Blondin, agtyl 27, -was slid dead, yesterday at mile 71 up the Al goma Central railway. The men wen contractors and partners, and left th camp to hunt a bear which had beei hanging- around. Blondin hart told hill to firo if he heard.a crackling In th bush. In returning to his comrade .b was mistaken for the E.nirna.1. An in quest was deemed unnecessary. 'Skirl lefl of the to ad wider markets and applause the by -iis arrival burst of. applause inany minutes. To prominer.t Pipes, at the cabinet. Eorden, ?Iurray of Nova c the Just toast list. >m amid cheers, her entry with a As she ente led her to a WANTED AT ARCOLA Alox, MoPhereon, Alias A rested, at Eagle, Ont. Kenora, Ont., .May 29. Alex. Me Pherson, alias Spence, who has bee wanted for some time on the charg-e 6 obtaining .money under falso pretence from a bank in Arcola, Sask., waa ar rested several days ago at Bagle, Onf by Chief Constable Grassick, an lodged in jail nere. He was take over this morning by Sergeant Lee, o the N.W.M.P., Regina, who will tak him back to answer the charge pre t'erred against hini. WEATHER REPORT. Tile -weather from tho mcteorqloe cnl observatory at St. John's oollcKe is a follows: Telnp0rature at 7 p.m. Wednesday 65.8: maximum for the preceding 12__hour .71, minimum, 5S.3; barometar. pa wind at S por hour: a trace- .ot. rain The Camadian service weatue taken at 7 o'clock last evening- MM- 2S, -VVlnclpetr time, were as .follows: Prince Albert, {air. 68 Port Arttur, fair. Battlef ord, clear. 7O Winnipeg, clear 6 Medicine Bat, f air 68 Minnedosa, clear.... 7 Calgary, cloudy ___ 62Qu'Appellu. fair.... 63 Edmonton, fair ____ 64 Swift Current, oldy.68 The wcatner yesterday was fair and cool throughout tho west, with a Uttls higher tem- perature than Tuesday. Minimum and maximum temperatures were: Victoria. 46 52: Vancouver, 46 -82; Kara- 'OOPC 40 70; 12draonton, 42 56; Calgary, 36 MatUefora, 40 72; INIoose Ja-n-, 74; Ottawa, May if two Roman Catholics were to publicly de- eloare, their .intention of marrying so that it was .known from one eind of the rovi-nce of Quebec to the other -.that ley would get married, tout not before priest, the parties almost repudiat- ig their church, as it were, and such marriag'e were to take it would 6 null and void and a non-marriage n-der ths Quebec law. This was rougbt out in the argument before he supreme court, today by :p. P. Mig- eault, K. ff., counsel appointed by the Dominion govern'ment to oppose the nactment of the bill. Mr. ligneault' maintained -that the publi- ation of; banns and the presence of he parish priest of the parties' was lecessary arid that publication els-e- vhere than in. the parish was ot no vail, as was the marriage un.der the ci irvail, 'marriage under t'ne ircumstances of tbe two Roman Catholics by a non-Catholioi. .esti-nity such as this was contrary to aw. "I, submit that Mr. Justice Char- lonneau is wrong in. liis judgment heri he says that no nullity is de- stated Mr. jVLigneault, in his ealing with, this point. The third -days argument on the marriage -reference proved to 'be of a liost interesting nature. It saw tho lompl-eti-on for the moment of the side affecting the laws of Quebec and tba esumption of the argu-ment aCCecting. he broad constitutional and jurisdic- ional points by 1. K.. vho, for the opponents of the bill, fol- owed Mr. Migneault., Aimed at Rights of Province. Mr. Hellmtitli claimed that the Lan- aster marriage .bill aimed boldly .t tcfh rights of th 0 provinces and hat the promoters declared their in.- ention of usurping rights by asking, or legislation enabling the dominion o declare its power to deal with sol- jrontzatibni Incidentaliy Mr. Helimuth announced that he .had merely, been aslsetl by the dominion government to opponents to this bill and had no ins1 ructicns whatever from :he government, any announcement, or attitude, .whiqh was Waiting, being Bolely on his own initiative. There Is probability the hearing conclude "tomorrow. E, C. Smith, K. C., and A. K. representing the" province of Quebec, are still to be heard, while "Wallace tte'sbitt and Eugene -Lafleur. for the promoters, will have the privi- lege of replying. Mr. Migneault took up the Treaty of Paris, and.held that this treaty and Its clauses'-superseded..capitulation..% "A treatyis a contract-between two Migneault said, 'while articles of capitulation are an agreement, between a government .arid tbe inhabitants. other words. Hamilton, Ont., May 29. Ar- rangements have practically been .consummated looking, to a merger of the Macdonald- To-, of.Montreali and the Tuckett Tobacco company, .of iHamilton. The reasons given for ther merger are that the American Tobacco trust can> be fought more effectually in Canada by the -combined effort of: the two concerns than by. J each cutting the other's throat Shareholders of the Tuckett, company will be given the op-! portunity of selling tneir hold- ings to 'the new company or of exchanging It for stock 'in the merger, which will be capitalized at a much higher .figure than the combined capitals of the two. companies. The1 new concern will dominate, the tobacco manu- facturing in Canada, as the two- companies ai'e the largest in this country now. SENATEREPEALS RECIPROCITY PftCT Will be Removed From Statutes As Result of CIVIC SHAKE-UP Montreal Board of Control to Drastic Measures. Take PLACES DUTY ON PAPER Two Dollars Per Ton on Paper From All Includ- ing Canada. Washington, D. C., May devoting the day largely to the oonsiii- of amendments to the iron and steel bill the senate adjourned tonight without reaching a Anal vote on the measure. Senator H-eyburn held the floor upon adjournment, and the under- standing is thait when he concludes, a vote will be taken. Tha amendments adopted place a long Jist of fEurm" implements on the Montreal, May board of con- .free list, rep-eal the Canadian reel- POSSE KILLS Unknown Man Who Attempts to Shoot Up Town is Dead. WOULD NOT SURRENDER. Village of Buffalo, N. D., fs Scone of Pitched Battle, trol will take steps to make a general shake-up .among the civic departments. The head of the drawing department so much annoyed to-day with fault found, with him .by Mr. Janin chleii" engineer, that he informed this? official he was willing- to leave the city's employ in a month's time. :tn ths' case of the drawing.. depart- ment, the complaint .of Mr. Janin was that the head draughtsman was often absent and that plans were unduly de- layed. In the office also of the chief engineer it is kno-wm that there is dis- satisfaction. In. the office of the city s-tirveyor matters are-no batter and to this are due. the frequently ttiat they cannot get reports promptly from this source. It is an open secret that the law .department is shortly to toe remodelled. .'In. certain other departments it has "been learned by the controllers that men, drawing largo'salaries, are absent attending-to outside duties and affairs at a personal, A section of council is al- ready taking1 advantage of this state at affairs and is attacking the board of" control, trying to prove that Its -od- miuis-tratioh is a -failure. Regina's Populaion Exceeds Begins, Sask., May to the figures- :lust submitted- toy the assessment ..commissioner. ,T. C. "Wil- kinson, Regina's ceeds population now ex.- procity law and provide for a duty of per ton on print paper, and reduce- tti-e duty on pig iron to six per cent, aaid that on Forro-Silicon, to 10 per cent. There was a prolonged and sharp Fargo, N.D., May posse of led by George J. Nachtsheim, former All-Michigan halfback at Olivet college, engaged in a running: gun fight of 3 miles with an unknown desperado this morning and killed him. A pitched, battle followed an attempt by the ban- dit to "shoot up" Buffalo, a village 35 miles west of here. An unknown man, with a 45 calibre revolver strapped at his hip, a flaring bandana about his neck and a slouch hat pulled down over his head, swaggered down Buffalo's main street this morning like a. "bad man" of 50 .years aeo. He was six feet tall and apparently very powerful. He swaggered into the principal res- taurant and ordered a meal. He ate hurriedly. When finished he made for the door. The proprietor called to him to pay for his meal. "I left my money on the said the man, The pro- prietor searched for the money, but failing to find it, called again. "I haven't got any answered the man, "but. I guess this is good enough for and pulling his sun he covered the restaurant keeper, shot out the two windows In the place, and backed out. The bandit then made down the street to the residence of State Senator Frank Talcott, where he ordered Mrs. Kate Whaley, the house- Instead of bolted the keeper, to open the door, complying, Mrs. Whaley door and barricaded it. Meanwhile a posse was organized in controversy over an amendment by st Senator Pom-erene, of Ohio to take ma- chine tools from' the free last, as tii-e house provided, and flx a duty of 20 per cent on them. This was defeated 18 to 43. Senator Gronna Brst proposed the re peal of all the reciprocity law except the second section which permits the free admission of print pajper from. Cana-d'a. Senator Gallinger moved as an amendment, the repeal of the entire reciprocity Law, -including the paper provision. This suggestion was accept- ed by Mr. G-roiine, .who withdrew his own Its favor. The ef- fect of of the G-allinger amendment would have b'een to re- store th-e Payne-Aldrich. rate of pea- ton' on print paper aind Senator Cummins declared his unwillingness to -go so far. Tie- then proposed a rate of portion on print paper, whidh Mr. Galllnger accepted. The vote oin this amendment stood -S7 to 27. Senator Cummiias stated positively, that 1f it should become a law the provision -.would have tbe effect of- placing a duty of !52 per ton on paper from all other countries as on tiat from. Canada. the village under direction of Nacht- ADVERTISERS flre requested to have fcheir classified and display copy in this office not later than Friday morning for the Saturday edition. Second Fortnightly Crop Report for 1912 Wheat Seeding Generally Completed on May 20-Up from 3 to 6 Inches-About 5 Per Wheat Area Not Seeded on Account of Wet Weather-Will Be Used For Coarse Grains-About 75 Per Cent, of Oats Seeded-50 Per Cent, of Barley and Possibly 40 Per Cent, of Ffex-Conditions Very Satisfactory-Only Undesirable Feature Is Amount Seeded on Stubble. Liquidator Blames Lack of Capital, Bad. Debts and Mismanagement WENT DEEPER IN MIRE Travars Testifies to Sinking More Money in Bad Loans Hoping to Recoup LossesV The second crop report in the. Free- rress series for 1012 'shows conditions throughout the Canadian west to be highly satisfactory and very material progress to have been made. _ The following wire was sent out vo 263 points well .distributed over the three provinces: is 'all wheat seeded, and when was on stubble 7 ay follows: C.P'R- points C.N.K.'points G.T.P. -points jm. 215 replies baa were distributed- ___ 65 16 'reports 1-1S 59 10 Excellent at Good at 25 some, coarse grain. case the land be reseeded to number Retina, 45-: 71; "Winnipeg. Montreal, 56 56. 46 70; Toronto, MARINE NEWS. OCKAM STEAMERS: Arrived at. 'New Yorlc ..._.. York Steamer. Bi-omen Ca.rrathia HoIliB Olav New Tiork Kaiser -WilholTO Der Grossc ___ New. York LiLUi-a York Caronla Nnw T ork Hudson N-1" Mar.ltou MonBOllao -GUscow SIcrion Liverpool Prnm. Bremen Naples Copenhagen Bremea ijtverpool A-atworp Philadelphia of these-------- five estimate or H-IPS eaij rp-ujg would bring ens cent. -alusto acres. whole report wluch is very parts ot E Where the land .present al the lev acreage, for, .depending on the considerable areas of these .grains, will still .be.; seeded, tho men who seed are taking a :long quite'as-much of a as any that ever went on In pit. Flax is very much in the same predicament, though there little wheat this acreage, in spite of ClOurlJt LiUS twjo r weather -wnich' still may oe largely in excess of last year, ay thlmTddle-of June report -It Bhoul-a he poasSle to have a fairly accurate imate of the acreage in au grains flax. near .the .rlglit !ar too- many oftliat baa not yet been forgotten. Onlv two out of the 215 points heard ll-e need1 of a from. 1 rain would be acceptable. C. P. R. MAIN LINE. Portage Ja Prairie, June 10; as many of the 'the wheat and oat? were aistrict on has just until pre- -1 There has teen n -i-Tift from frost or sovm are progressing splendidly. Beceht heavy rains have done great good. Griswold, all seeded a week none sown on stubble here. 'About 90 per cent of oats sown and about 50 per cent of barley. No land without crop on account of rain. Have no damage on accou-nt of frost or flood. Crop ig in very good .condition. Virden, seeding was all finished ten. days ago the early.sowing is looking fine. .The usual per cent has been seeded .but, later owing to the an increased acreage 'by new breaking, barley and flats will be fin- ished this week. A very increased 'acreage is being- sown to flax; some fields are already up nicely, There is a threatened dan- ger of the Assiiiiboine river over- flowing as eight years ago; it is now over its banks in places and still ris- ing. If the flood continues a large acreage of tiie cro-p will be destroyed. Otherwise the district prosp-ects are good. Bheim and Village Marshall W. P. Keepe. AJ1 were armed, with rifles, shot guns and revolvers. The bandit saw the posse coming and ran west along- the railway track. The posse overtook the fleeing man and called on him to surrender. The outlaw answered with a volley from his revolver. Un- abla to surround and capture the man, the posse opened fire and a fusilade of shots were fired. The bandit fell and tho posse rushed up. A bultet had struck the man in the head, piercing' his brain. The body was brought to Buffalo and placed in the city jail. A coroner's inquest tonight found that the'man came to his death by a. bullet from the rifle! in hands of "Windy Smith" who fired in.self-defence. No identification was possible. The dead man will be brought to Fargo to- morrow and photographed, in. an effort to identify him. JUDGE DOUBTS TAbE Story of Racoiving Stolon Goods from Unknown Man Discredited. Mortlackl Sask., May. som-etimes travelling under the name of McDonald, was arrested at Morse. and committed for trial by Mag- istrate at the police court here .on a oharg.ft of.-offerlng for sale goods stolen from the store of- Henderson. .Klrkby. Mr. Kirkby identified the goods. Grant's statements; that he had re- ceived the goods from an unknown man. to sell on shares was not credited by the magistrate in view of his unsatis- factory statements concerning his pre- vious movements. Prior to his led Mounted Police officer to a straw stack near the town where sev- eral, other articles identified by Mr. Kirkby were stored. Grant described the unknown as dark, heavy and fairly well dressed. A clue is now before the police and further developments may take place. Grant is about 45 years of age, medium height, sandy corn-- plexion, wearing a small moustache and claimed to have worked as a. barber at London, Feter.bono, Vood- atock and Toronto.__________ p O RTAGE PRESBYTERY. Women's Foreign Missionary Society Elect Officers for Coming Year. Portage la Prairie, Man., May At the afternoon session to-day ot the Foreign Missionary so- ciety of the Portage presbytery, the following officers were elected for the president, Mrs. F. McRae. Portage; president. Mrs. A. T. Smith, vice-presidents, Mrs. Ram- Plumas, and Mrs. McGregor, Gladstone; recording secretary, Mrs. p Broadfoot. Gladstone; correspond- ing secretary, Mrs. W. A. Hendry. Portage; mission band secretary, Mrs. Annand, Gladstone; treasurer, Mrs. J. Brown, Portage; literary secretary, Mrs. McCowarj. Portage. This evening the delegates were tendered a banquet in the parlors of the church, and at the closing session to-night Rev. G. Walt Smith, of Ot- tawa, -who is at present occupying the pulpit of Knox church in this city, gave an address. Toronto, May the Farmers' Bank: failed was explained to-day by G. T. Clarkson. the liquidator, at tho investigation being conducted by Sir William Meredith in behalf of the Dom- inion government. He said that tho bank had been handicaDDed from tho first by starting with bare capital. On account of the opposition of the bigg-ei' it could not expect to do a very large business on the small sum oC O.OO'O. It had started in a bank before it was able, opening sonio 30 branches throughout the country in the hope of getting- business. Thesn hopes had not been realized and not enough deposits had been received to pay expenses at any of- them. Ther.i had been mismanagement for which no one person was responsible. Money had been advanced to persons con- nected -with the bank on which theso persons were to get a profit if prollt-i resulted. L.oans were made which should not have been made, and bad debts contracted. If the bank had been content to work its way u-p modestly, the liquidator could not sec why It should not have done so on the capital. The list of stockholders was well distributed, but did not seem to inspire the confidence it should, havo done. Moreover the public would not give the banking business it lacked confidence in the institution. Money Tied up in Koelcy Minos, The Mines had been another cause for the failure. When Mr. Travers got in for and saw ha could not get out, lie put in more and more in Hie hope of rcd-jemim; tlia, situation, but had not. succeeded. The sum of had been lost in tho Keeley Mines. So much money had been tied up in this company that the bank had no money to 50 after a loan business, and had had to depend on Vs deposit business for cixiutenco. Mr. Clarkson said that, out of outstanding debts of the bank, noth- ing short of a. miracle could result, in the collection of than barely enough to redeem, the currency. H his estimates of the double liability r-as right, this was ah nut all ho could secure. If the Keeley.-U mes .twaied valuable, more might be realized. Sir William MereiJ-it-h suggested that the shareholders and depositors organ- ize a company to operate tho mine, Mr. Travel's seemed to think it was- valuable and would yield somebody a fortune. Tho liquidator declined lo advise in the matter. Will Sue Trust Company. Mr. Clarkson said that suits in trnite'd States courts to recover. of the indebtedness was not. to be tor a year and a half on account of tho congested state of (he courts there. In going over various items of- the hank's loss, Mr. CTarkaon statod that Georgo Elkhorn, Man.- entlrely. finished -Wheat seeding was last week and very Macqregor, seeding competed about May -30. No damage whatever from rain or any other cause Oats 75 per cent seeded. Barley a-bout per cent The acreage of oats, bar- WUBIC continue .eason no doubt large ever from this in- it is not a. method, it, which different or rather absence times of adver- as high the whole to form an in- ficient moisture so cellent. Carberry, see-ding -was finished May IS. It is nearly ,aU up and showing well. There is no Wheat seeded on stuoble here. Oat seeding is practically completed, less than 10 per cent yet to--be sown. Farmers are busy with barley -and about two-thirds is seeded. Very little flax is -grown tsv. M hero and. very little seeded as yet..too and bar- damage trom. frost" or any other cause. little, if any was sown on. stubbie; oats seeding progressing; very little barley or flax sown yet. The Tain lias not prevented tli.e sowing of any land in the district. No damage from frost or flood. Grain .growing well. Fleming, wheat seeded 2 ago. Growing splendidly; practically none oil stubble. .Farmers feared theycould not get wheat in on time are putting girouiid .In'to flax. Oat' seding is practically finished; bar-' ley.nicely begunand about 50 per cent. flax crop is seeded. Rain has had no material effect on acreage of crop liivo as well ahead with work before rain came. No damage from frost or flood. -If we can set a few showers in June district will have n great Moosomin, in this dis- trict are .well advanced. Wheat seeding finished May 15, and 76 per cent of oats and barley are seeded. There wj 1 CUBAN INSURGENTS GATHER. Large Force Reported at Yaraybo to Attack Train. Santiago, Cuba, May euper- intend'ent of the Cuba -railroad today advised the government that a Jarg-e force of insurgents has assembl-ed at Taraybo with the Intention, of attack- ing the train coming up from Bayemo. The train has been held at Palma Soriano, about 20 miles to tlie north- west of Santiago until a detachment of troops is sent to attack the insurg- ents. Working Girls Are Heiresses. Toronto, May Toronto- working girls, Edith and Haael Bailey, 335 Bathurst street, have fallen heirs to an estate valued at from to by the death in Rochester, of their uncle, John R. Bailey, at one time a. prominent Toronto coal merchant. The girls, who are Mr. Bailey's sole heirs, are stenographers. (Continued on Page Ko LOOKING BACKWARD The Free Press Wia Founded in IS72 Thirty-five Years Ago reported a. short potatoeos trorn wimmii-ir cd at SOc per gallon, on tlie WlmiiiKb market. ________ Thirty .ears Ago A red hot Ubofal meeting waa heldI m randon. Hugh Sutherland waa una-n lously nominated as the Hcform SelUtrJt for tlie Dominion Brai ate for tion. HOT. G. K. was elected tary at the roeeuns of l been ordtoedbo full connection. f Hon. John Carting, new postmaatcr- nominated as Conservative -ener candidate lor Ixjndon, Out. C P B.. Co. has decided to erect a first- class depot at Manchester, the now sta- tion. located at the forks Creek. f Stewart Mulvey, tho Conservative can- didate for Selldrk, left for Brandon lo start a campaign. 4 Andrew Lnraon, ban-later, Sph" is in and will profefision toe less flax sown this year than last, probably 500 acres- will be the outside acreage. This will be finished by the end of May. There has been no damage to the grooving crop from any cause. Broadview, the whrat 'seeded about two weetos ago; oa.ts only (Continued DIES NEAR NEEPAWA AT AGE OF 97. Neepawa, Man., May- There died this afternoon at his farm home, nine miles south- ea-st of Ueepawa, one of the most prominent men of the dis- trlct in the person of John Denrpsey. He wa-s over '37 years of age and had been a member, of the Masonic order for 76 years. The homestead wh-erehe died was taken up in 1S82 when he was 67. A life-long liberal and Presbyterian he enjoyed the- personal friendship of the lead- ers of the party and the church. Dr. Maclagjui held a uuooeBBflul recital In Holy Trinity church. O. H. Wheeler sans will) liistc, evident culture and greatest sweotivsss. Twenty-five Years Ago In connection with tho Qucen'a -county election case. T. R. DUTUJ. rcturnlnB oT- licer, before the bar ot the House of Commons. .lake tbe defeated Edward Hanlan on Calumet; tinw. The report of Mayor .lonefl in rrsforccce to the visit of the anti-disallowance gates to Ottawa, ivaa rea4 lieforu the Winnipeg {council. Twenty Years Ago Today 1892. Dispatches India, W tl'Ut. tho' whole district is panic BtHclion by fire and the cholera Rev. .T. C. Walker, ot HUrh Bluff, elected secretajry of Method 1st dis- trict ot Portage la Pra'rio. n M A con-rcntioii of Conservative dartes tor kjK.felatn.rn. vox held 1n Unity hall, Winnipeg. Jlolwrt Rogers presided. Peter Jaxxkson knocked out in ten roundw for the champion- ship ot Tho mill toolc place in London.. Mr Mackenzrie and Mr. Mann vmnt over all the streets on Saturday on which the electric will bo built, II' ;