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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta THE CARDSTON BUDGET April Last Saturday -was a wry busy ono m Cardston. Ttxe horse was the great attrac but there wcnv several 'meetings ihat helped vo bring in the people, st them being the Alberta Far- Association which came- in for good store of attention. This iuitutiig will bp reported Liter. THE HORSE SHOW While lower animals were exhibited "by salesmen by big borsodealing there was an excellent showing .nia.de by the Jocal people. ThQ, parade cauic oil about 1.30 p. m. starting from the fair grounds ood going north along ATam St. to the Snow Bank corner, theice east to the Court House north one block And east past the Cahoon hotel and rJaen to i.hft starting point, The spectators were out in goodly They were not disappointed either, Heading parade was Mr. Jas. Hansen's handsome stallion, 1st .prize winner at Cardstori and second iit Bethbridge last year.' Mr. E. Harker had 4tho best looking stallion in the Clyde" class, over three years old- and also a great two year old thar looks as though, he would make a ton in .weight at maturity. .The-- best "groomed horse was th.} stallion now owned by, G. D., 'Weeks.' He was purchased originally -Leavitt Bros. .and was in-excvl- lent Messrs. Quinton Bros. showed and iu thjs class also. Some splendid sniff .-coming three this spring, was 'also in" evidence, no better animal, m this class being shown than winner first at the 190? 'Calgary. show-in: the 2 vear olds and also sec- One of the Wonders of the World "F' This New View of the 0. P. JR. Tragic Bridge at Lethbridge is From a Drawing- Made by F. St. C, Farran The Bridge Feet Long and 307 Feet High SKETCH OF MAJOR BELCHER (Edmonton Saturday News.) I onel McLeqd on the _.rsturn trip Lt. Colonel Belcher, who retired and guided the party north until from the Kayol -Norths West Mounted j the "Old Man's River" was reached, Police force on Wednesday of this I in' October. 1874, where the first week, has been identified with that famous corps .since its formation in September, 1873. He was. one .-of that stalwart and first Mounted Police fort was built and called Port iMcLeod. While at Fort Mcieod, Troop Sergt. Major Belcher became Eegimental Sergt. Ma- fearless little baud of police who, i jor, arid remained at the post until ond place'in the Canadian .breeds of} 34" years ago, penetrated into, these Mr. Homer Woolf. owner. j vast, silent and unexplored prairies, Another line, one was "the imported "Clyde coit of Mr. Tom White... jas'. Hanson had. a fine lot of "young fillies and :i couple of splendid year ol'ds in the Clyde string. The. Percheroris and' French Draft made an 'excellent exhibit also. 'Messrs. .1. A. Hammer o..nd Thos. "ivcolford's taking second piu.ee in Cardston lust year, was in fine shape, as was lite nexv purchase of IVIr. J. W.'Woulfs. This is also a inhabited o'hly by .roving bands of Indians and countless thousands of ..'V; v This dauntless pioneer force, of August, 1875, when" he '.lef> with troop to meet. General; Selby Smythe (then'- 'commanding- the' Canadian forces) 'at the mouth, of :Tail Creek ,m the Red Deer friver. On meeting the general the" troop, escorted.' liini three hundred strong, formed the] to Calgary, called The Elbow Action. He looks) and from the Hudson's Bay to the goldfields of-the. Yukon. This force, by its persistence in tracking down criminals, 'and by its unwritten deeds of bravery and "hero- ism has made Western Canada safe, and habitable, and blazed the way for that vast population which 'will U J..U.1 some day-ull" tlie ones silent-and-unt Bradshaw of Magrath showed j inhabited only one or two Percherons and' a swell French three year old iind .a "beauty-', but. lacking the sizs that this district needs m such horses j Canadian should; be, and nucleus of the force of today, the general left them and the nameVis synonymous with that of troop remained and: started to build law and justice, .the protector of the weak, and the terror of the evil doer, whose, varied duties sweep from the boundary to the 'Arctic ocean, from Manitoba to the Rocky Mountains, iihnost like a coach, rather .than draft stallion. To the liking of many good judges the dapple prey Percheronof 'Mr. -Jos. "Ellison was the best horse in t lie bunch of draft horses. lie has weight and act ion'.-and is the most The Eoyal North -.'West Mounted Police force has earned for itself an undying reputation, of which every This animal was .sold to Mr. E. Har- proud. Born in London, England, the The French draft of. Mr. X, R. Spen j Colonel first. saw soldiering in the jj cer was a fine specimen of the draft] 9th Royal Lancers, in which Siorse- type, but the. color is too light distiuguished regiment he served four (.o suit 'a great many. In the coach class there Mr, j -Jno. W. Woolf -s. buy "'French coach, j" CNIr. Jas. Layton's black German! He was promoted to When a detachment under- his liorses in Alberta today. THE SHAKESPEARE CLUB The regular meeting was held in I the arival of the whole 'Mr. and Mrs. L. M. j point. I command was ordered.: to fufferin, Manitoba, to make preparations for force at that the of of a character sketch of Othello{ arrest of the first murderer arrested try Miss Addie. Robinson, reading a j by the Mounted Police. In June, whole force in arrived at Dufferin, consisting of Bonnet by -Miss Austin, and the dis- of Act I'L of Othello, vhich ATr. S. Woo If led. three troons from Toronto, under Col- part of the evening's enjoyml'nt. The ekiction of officers resulted The refreshments were no small j oncl French, and three troops from i Fort Garry "under Colonel McLeod, the in j total strength numbering three hun- dred, non-commissioned offi- cers and men. During the encampment at Dufferin one of the worst thunder and wind j storms ever experienced in Mani- came up suddenly, stampeding horses, over-turning wagons, blow- ing down tents and generally playing Miss Addle Robinson as Pres- ident, Miss Orrilla AVoolf, secretary jind Miss 'Austin, critic. Two new members'.'applied for. mission to the club. HORSE SALES These still continue and several .buyers in on .Saturday. Messrs and three children. He confessed to all before he was hanged. In 1884 he was removed to Regina, and was there when the .rebellion broke out in 1885. This, together with the fact that; the police force was increased to one thousand men, caused the greatest activity at head1 quarters, entailing strenuous duties on all, a great portion of which na- turally fell upon the shoulders of the Regimental Sergeant Major. At the close of the rebellion he was present at the execution of-Riel. In the year 1393 Sergt. Major Belcher was raised to the rank of a Commissioned Officer as Inspecor, and in 1897 detailed as one of the officers to go to.. England on the occasion of Her Majesty, the; Queen's diamond jubilee. On returning from the Jubilee he was ordered to the Yukon and was in command of. the Chileooi and White Passes, and other points com- prised in that district, with head- quarters at-'Sennet, tmtil he went to Dawson, where he arrived an 1898, and tonville. "Are we who have built the 4c roads" to be driven a way "from them by a set of rich pleas- ure seeking men-who are seek- ing to make our highways a" public race course? We don't propose that they J. G. Lethbndge, president of jf. the Dominion Grange. "If a detective Avill come to jf. Newcastle I will place him on a street corner, and I'll guar- antee that he will get seven jc. convictions a. 4c McLean, Newcastle "You ask what makes the jc. price of butter so vhigh. I tell you it is the automobile. The farmer can no longer send his wife and daughter to 4c market with Grose, Innlsfil. "The automobile is not S. jfc toy; it lias become a factor of busines of all kinds and it JL cannot be restricted to certain jfc days and T. A. jfc Russell, president of the On- jt tario Motor League. jt "My opinion is that it is not the fault of the horse, but ji the nervousness of the people that is the fault in this busi- Allen, J. P., Winona. KISSED KING'S HAND Herbert Atquith's Appointment as Prime Minister of Englan'd London, April vacancy in HALOANE FOR THE LORDS Will Be' Succeeded in War Office by Winston Churchill" London, April latest -infor-- j the -office of Prime Minister of Great in all circles points 'to by the resignation last Sunday of Sir Henry Campbell- stronff possibility of 'the of Lord Lerborn, Lord High Cfca- Bannerman, was announced during i cellor, who.it is .understood the audience between King Edward j and Herbert Asquith who had been summoned from London. _Mr, As- quith first tendered to His Majesty his resignation as chancellor of the exchequer and immediately thereafter he- kissed the hand of the King oh appointment to the post of Prime Minister and firsOord of the treas- M1NERS DIE IN THE FAITH Six English Miners Scrawled Their Last Pravcr in Chalk Birmingham, Mar. All hopes the safety of any of the entombed Hamstead- miners wppe extinguished hi the blackness and of death. evening, after a The Climax came this when one of the rescuers, long sojourn in the ascended with, news depths -below, -unnerved, every man who heard ii, -and called unwilling tears to the eyes of those stand very high in the estimation Asquith and the. appointment B. of war to this post with the peerage at-; tachmeni._, JTt is known that Haldane is ready to leave war office- liked to have chancellor of the exchequer it, apparent that David JJoyd, George, president of the Board of. f the-keys to that, office pocket in tlie event of Mr. ELaldane_. going to the upper house Churchill J, under secretary' of the office, jsrill most likely get the war iv'' This would be. much ,jmqra., congeniat" to hinjv trhajt "boarcl of trade. -SEALERS' CATCH Halifax, N. S., April- of.'the Newfoundland sealing fleet has arrived at St.--John, with rfrins. She f the steamers Panther and "Wlalrus tesi feut tbj Virginia Lake'is skins, but the rest of the'fleet who have borne unmoved these eight is poorly fished, .The can days of suspense. And no wonder 1 For what the explorers had to tell was this. In a distant part of the north workings they found a group W. W: B. Mclnnes, at that time cointnissioner of the Yukon territory and demanding his dismissal by the government. Prom this correspond- ence it seems that'-after branding Mclnnes. in the resolution, as notor- iously untrustworthy, vain, sel'-seek- ing, immoral ,and drunken, the same association in November following -7, s with capitalization 01 a million dol- dead men, and chalked. on a A BIG MERGER Ottawa, Ont., April merger passed a resolution repudiating the- other resolution as- spurious .and de- lars has been effected through amal- gamation of the Craig company of board beside them, this thrilling message: LORD PRESERVE US! H. Curtis J. Guest. H. Watts T. Cole. T. Johnson. Joe Hodgkins. For we are trusting in Christ A Village in Mourning Colonel "Wilier of the Salvation hardly reach the "average, EDITOR BOUNCED Ottawa, April Prank editor of geological survey, publica- tions has ben dismissed from the ernment service on the alleged ground" that he inspired publication in the mining press of San Francisco of i severe criticism of Dr. Spencer's work on the Falls of Niagara. Mr- Groves of Montreal; has been ap- pointed to the vacancy. been authorized by the. association, i BIG REPUBLICAN SWEEP Mayor Busse Has Strong Following 5n Chicago City Council Chicago, April- alderman were' elected in Chicago yesterday and of this number twenty- four were Republicans.. ;One of these ran as an independent but he was virtually a Republican. company Toronto and Brantford. Glaring that such Qttawa anj. Cope Army, conveyed the news to the wid- i_ .j 1. ii_ crws of the men found today, and there, .were some heart, rending scenes. told of the message which had been found written in chalk up- on the board, one of the women said: "That's my husband; it's just what he would write. I am glad he has died looking to Jesus." The colonel prayed with the women who with their friends, knelt down and joined their tears in the sup- LOCAL OPTION IN COLORADO Denver, April towns in Colorado in which elections were held yesterday voted on the question of local option. Nineteen of the elec- tions resulted in no license and "14 voted to licence saloons. THE WHITE Washington, AND THE BLACK April Mayor Busse will enter.the second' Roosevelt today made public his let- vear of his term with. a larger ma- i ter of April 2 to attorney general ,di- remained till the fall of "1899, when jority back of him than any mayor he came out and returned to Regina. About this time the .South African war broke out. Inspector Belcher i volunteered and was gazetted Major, and appointed second in command of the Strathcona Horse, going through the campaign and taking part in the different engagements which the com- mand encountered, for which he re- ceived the African medal with four! has had in the last thirty years. GETS BIG CONTRACT ..Ottawa, Ont., April. Wed- dell, of Trenton, Ont., has been award- ed the contract for the construction of the proposed new entrance to To- ronto harbor at a cost of Woolf and Austin arc reported do- i havoc ,with everything around the ing most of the business lalst camp. Some of the horses were after- EX-CHIEF McROBlE DYING King, in Winnipeg, Man., April On returning to Canada Wiliam McRobic, of the Winnipeg which was presented to him _ London 80 POUND STEEL, Winipeg, April B. Mann, a vice president of the Canadian North- ern, left for the East tonight.. He states that company contemplates j many improvements in their system this year, including relaying of the main line from Winnipeg to Port Ar- thur with steel.- for Divine assistance. WHAT THEY WERE PAID Otawa, Ont., April the sen- ate yesterday Senator Scott said the directors of the Quebec bridge had The whole village tonight mourning. recting proceedings by injunction to compel certain railroads of the south to furnish equal accommodation to j white and negro passengers. j Work in the mine has been aban- doned for the night. paid in fees since reorganization 61 ia in .the company in 1897, of which Hon. S. N..Parent, president, receiv- ALIEN LABOR ACT ed -The :secretary had re- ceived and for travelling" expenses .from 1897 to date and the- engineer SCOTT SPEAKS FOR GOV'T. Regina, April 7. Premier Scott this afternoon defended the po- i sition of the government and 'its re-! cord during the three years which it has been in office. He said the government had several more buyers came in and Messrs. Follett and L. F. Bonncll art- supplying thefr needs. wards captured in the state of Dako- and a few w-re never seen or heard of again. This is the last lirm to enter the In July, 1874, the wholo strength J..usiness and they arc making things QUIRT Last evening mends of Mrs. the most intimate Ithoda L. Hinman were guests at the wedding of her grandson, A. S. Stoddard. and Miss Mary Quinton the. oldest daugh- ter of Mr...I as. Quinton of The ceremony was performed in 1'resickmt Wood's absence by Mi-. S. Williams. CRANBROOK YARD Cranbrok, B. C.. April Canadian Pacific railway The just completed the purchase of a strip of land 125 fet wide and three-quarters of a mile long to increase the size of its yards here. R. N. W. M. P. CHANGES Fort. Saskatchewan, April Superintendent Edward Ross Cuth- has been appointed to the command of the Mounted Police here. Superintendent Conatantine has been ordered to Maple Creek. marched for .the west, Sergt. Belcher being, promoted to the rank of- Troop Sergeant Major, this-being about ten months after he joined the force as a constable. The different troops inarched 'to- gether until they readied Rocho. Per- ce, where one troop was detached from the main column and marched north for Edmonton, the remainder continuing to the West. After three months continuous marching and wandering about with- out a trail, and with a useless guide who had misrepresented his know-, ledge of the country .subsisting large- ly upon the buffalo which v-vrp. met in immense herds, the column event- ually arived at what is known us the "Sweet Grass Hilss." near the Ameri- can boundary, where a halt was called for about a week, during which time Colonel French and Colonel McLeod', with an escort, rode into Fort Ben- ton, Montana, for supplies. Mr. Charles ConraU ,of the firm of I. G. Baker and Co., from whom the sup- plies were bought, acwmpaniotf Col- lie resumed his duties at Regina and j fire brigade, and at one time captain m 1001 he was transferred to; of the Montreal fire brigade, is lying Edmonton. In the fall he was decor- ated bv H.R.H. the Duke of York, at dangerously ill in the general hos- pital here. Had his, right amputat- undertaken iary to every NEW PARKS COMMISSIONER Toronto, April Board of Calgary, on behalf of His Majesty, the ed Saturday and his condition is ser King, with the Most Distinguished} ions. Order of Companion of St. Michael i and St. George, for distinguished ser-j vices in Africa. j The then Major remained in Ed- Control decided to recommend to the monton until June 190-1 when he was; City Council the apointment of Mr. transferred to Lethbridge where he! Thomas Southworth, director of col- took an active part in quelling the dis- onLzation for Ontario as Parks Com- urbances in connection with the coal missions of Toronto in place of John turbances at that place. j Chambers, who has resigned his po- He remained in Lethbridge. until! sition. the fall of last year when he signi- fied liis intention of resigning from the police and vas granted leave of dertaken and had met every situation boldly. He was proud of the work his colleagues had done since he left the country on his health seeking ._ i trip and adopted the work of the gov- STAND BY THEIR GUNS absence until the 1st of April, coming immediately back to Edmonton to make his home nmong his many friends here. After thirty-nine years of service in the Imperial and Canadian forces, extending from South Africa to the Yukon, it will be freely admitted that the gallant Colonel has fairly earned the enjoyment of that rest to which he is justly entitled. A short time ago he. was gazetted to the command of the 'J9th Alberta Mounted Riflles with the rank ofj Colonel L Toronto, Ont., April a vote of 5C 'to 21 the Ontario Legis- lature last night voted down a mo- tion .to amend the three-fifths clause Brant. Provincial secretary llamm, in re- ply, said that the government was not tied down to a three-fifths clause ernment during that time. Ruling that Importation of Labor at Certain Times Montreal. April judg- ments have been rendered in the I Qugbec. April the face -of court of King's Bench by .Justice .objections from Sir .Wilfrid Premier Gouin Bound to Go to Country this Spring, dismissing- leave of appeal in the case of-Joseph1 Disnery, who was acqiiitted by court of sessions on a charge of-infringing the Alien Labor Act. Disney is accused of securing the services of American1 workmen on behalf of the Dominion1 Car' Foun- dry Co. His lordship disallowed the Laurier, Premier Gouin seems to have decided to hurry on the provin- cial election at the earliest passible date. The premier wants next Wed-. nesday.. April 15, to see the end of the present session of the Legisla- ture and an almost immediate ap- peal to the electors is to be made by TWO MORE ARRESTS Calgary, April connection with the safe cracking event on Mon- jn a case sufficient num- appcal on the ground that although j the government with a view of briner- the act. generally speaking, forbade ing the people to the polls on May 15. foreign 3abor importation, s'ich' im- portation wa.s nevertheless pormiss- day morning when the Alberta Laun- dry safe was blown open and two- hundred dollars taken, two more ar rests were made early yesterday morning of young men named Egan and Dober who registered at the Queen's Hotel as from Seattle. This makes four suspects held and the po- lice are confident that they have, the ber.s of skilled workmen could not be found hero to operate a new indus- NEW FIRE ALARM BOXES The new fire alarm' boxes ordered' of Ihe local option law. The motion by the fire department seem to ba was introduced by Preston of South as their makers claim, tho-' best to- be had. They arc simple and complete and give but Httlb opportunity for the usual fool to monkey with them. FIRE AT BURLINGTON Burlington, Ont., April basket factory here was destroyed by fire last night together with Om- an's blacksmith shop. The Canadian Express Company's office was located in the factory and all the records ot the company are lost. The losses are estimated it about 000 with stn2.ll insurance. Pulling down a lever winds up a TO TAX M.P.S. Otawa, Ont., April Foran intends to propose in the City and if nftor a fair trial it proved sue I weight, which released' causc-s thcTi1.- Council that the board of control be cessful, the government was ready to j to adopt it. The xovornment will now numbered and each have to face the province on this 'pcctive number three times before1 the- tax members oi Parliament and cab nded. The boxes are-j asked to secure legal ach box rings its res- peering the ititrnt-.on opinions rea- ct, the city to issue; weight runs down. inet members. DAYLIGHT TRAIN SERVICE Will Commence on the Growl's Ljp.e About -June 1st Nest H. J. TL Skcith, secretary of the Board of Trade, has received a letter from A. Price. General Superintend, ent of C. P. K. at Calgary, replying1 to the Board's request for a through, simper service to Winnipeg. Hc.says' that he has something better for Lethbridge than that as about June 1st, the C.P.R. is to put on-a day- liffht train service between Medicine Hat and Cranbrook, B. C. 1 his train will make close connec- tions with transcontinental trains at the Ilat m daylight, which is bet- ter than taking oven a sleeper at the unearthly hours at which the train comes here now. Lincoln, Neb., April to- day voted to retain the saloon 07 'a.- majority of about 300. ;