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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL.. II. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1909. NO. Ml IMPOSED FINE ON EDITOR STANLEY Fernie Editor Has To Pay Fine Or Go To Jail Vancouver, B. C., April judges and courts are open to criti- cism, but no person is at liberty to impute motives "to a judge and then hope to escape the consequences of his remarks by showing that -he, the writer, wrote under a sense of being injured or without due consideration of thought." So said the full court to Editor Stanley of the iFemie Led er, adjudging him guilty of contempt of court and imposed a fine af or imprisonment until paid, and de- manding a complete withdrawal of the recent attack upon his honor Judge Wilson 1'or the publication of which the editor admitted -he had no reasonable facts. Will Open New Yards MONEY IN THIS COW St. Thomas, April E. Rob- inson, of the Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph, has completed a seven-day official test of a pure-bred Holstein heifer, aged two years ten months, owned by David Caughell, of Yarmouth Centre. The heifer gave 434 pounds of milk in seven days, and made over twenty pounds of but- ter. This is the largest butter record ever made in Canada from a heifer two. years and ten months or under. Mr. Robinson also tested a four year old cow he had been milking 96 days. She gave 486 pounds of milk and made over 21 pounds of butter in the seven days. Lethbridge Won Practice Match Intelligence comes from Minneapo- lis, the city in which the Lethbridge baseball team is making its head- quarters at the present time, saying that- Jack Corrigan's Lethbridge team of the Western Canada League clash- ed last week with the crack Conrad Independent professionals of St. .Paul, and beat them 5 to 3. The Lethbridge nine leave for Can- ada in. the course of about ten days and expect to arrive in. their home town about a week before the open- ing game with Medicine Hat at Leth- bridge, on the 12th of May. GUN UNDER WALK TO FOOL POLICE Revolver Found Near Kin- radeHome In Ham- Haniilton, Oni., April thirty- two calibre revolver was found this morning ur.der a slate walk leading to the residence of Mrs. Abbot, Her- kimer street, two aoors west of the Kinrade home, by two men going to work. The general impression- is that the revolver is not the one which was used to murder Ethel but it was placed under a walk recently as a huge hoax on police and public- Last night at one btthe local theatres Miss Eva Fay, celebrated thauma- turgist announced that a revolver would be found under the sidewalk on Herkimer St. near the Kinrade resi- dence. There was not a speck of dust on the -weapon, showing that the revolver had been placed there recently. H. N. Sereth, president of the South Alberta Lumber Company, spent the past two days in the city. What he thinks of Southern Alberta and the prospects of the lumber business in this district is shown by the fact that as a result of his visit the com- pany will open up a number of new yards in the rising towns around Lethbridge. Mr. Sereth was amazed at the way Lethbridge is growing and in conference with the manager of the company, P. McMurphy, de- cided to erect another large shed to accommodate both rough and finish- ed lumber. The company have al- ways carried in stock about a mil- lion and a half feet and the in- creased accommodation the stock will be. greatly added to. New sheds and offices have been put up at the New Dayton and Ma- grath yards. The demand for lumber from these points is much greater than was anticipated but the com- pany are striving to supply their customers at these points with a com- plete and wide stock. Mr. Sereth is heavily interested in lumber yards throughout Alberta and his decision to expand operations in. this district is another evidence of the confidence of business men in its future. DOBBIN DOES NOTHAVETO PAY Important Decision In Regard To Real Es- state Licenses The charge laid. by Chief of Police Gillespie against W. R. 'Dobbin for carrying on the business of real es- tate agent without a license was dis- missed by Police Magistrate Mac- dougall in- his judgment given this morning. WILL PAY FOR SYSTEM IN CASH Sultan To Stay On the Throne Vienna, April is reported here that the Turkish fleet has now {decided to join with the Young Turks. London, April special de- spatch here received from Constanti- nople says that a definite agreement between the Government and the j of union has ben con- oUyS eluded. Abdul Himi is to remain as Sultan of Turkey but- the present cab- jinet will'resign immediately. Paris, April special despatch from Constantinople says that it is learned from an official source that the Sultan 'and the Young Turks have Kegina, 'Sttsk., April 20.-The Sas-' come to an agreement and: the army katchewan Government has purchas- wiu not enter the city. This is due. Saskatchewan Out the Bell Tel- ephone eel all the Jong -distance lines, local the savs to the fact the exchanges and equipment of the Bell troops at have remained Telephone Co. in this province and failhflll to the Sultan. will take over the system on May 1st next. This announcement was made CROPS IN EUROPE this evening, but nothing as to the April The Mark Lane nature of the transaction was obtain in today's weekly review of able as certain details remain to be.the grain trade, says it has received worked out. It is understood how- generany good crop reports from ever, that the purchase price to be Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain paid in cash and not in provincial. and Other countries of Central Eu- rope. Russia reports a good promise ;of winter wheat from 42 out of .her 52 vast provinces. Ten provinces prom- bomls as was those in Manitoba. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Eev. A. M. Quick, pastor of the to be below the Methodist church at Orwell, Ont., sowings are backward having been has resigned from the ministry ow- hindered by rains. The paper esti- ing to difference of opinion on theo- mates' the present reserves of Bnteh logical questions between himself and i the superintendent of the j A delegation at Ottawa urged that j all mineral lands be transferred from! the Department of Interior to the De- partment'of Mines. Winnipeg Electric Railway employ- j ees have .named J. G. O'Donogbue as their representative on Board of Con- ciliation. i Hon. Mr. gives notice of a j jill to create a Canadian permanent commission, on conservation of -na- tural resources of Canada. The com-. mision will consist of 25 or 30 thor- j ough representative Canadians ap- pointed without regard to party af- J illations. i at 4uarters as against at tins time in 1903. MACLEOD IS ON THE BOOM Great Rush For Town Lots -Prices Will Go Up Next Week Eaton Company Gets Contract (Special to the Herald) Macleod, April has been i an unprecedented rush for Macleod real estate during the last few days. i The town which owns the townsite jhas sold worth of-lots, the Toronto, April T. Eaton buyers being men from. Lethbridge, has secured a'contract.from the Calgary, Montreal Edmonton and j t Evidence in the case, was taken on provincial government for the print-j other-points, many 'being commercial ing and publishing of the new school travellers. M. McKenzie bought readers. The price of the complete .twenty-nine, P. J. Nolan, K.C., of series is 39.13 cents, against J Calgary, bought a block, and other before 1907, and 49 cents the reduc-jWell known men are among the in i vestors. The; rush, is caused be- I cause of the wholesale firms locating here. The Great West Saddlery Co. is erecting a block and Cloy ELEVATOR IN A CHURCH Centenary Methodist, Hamilton, Is Having One Built Hamilton, April a very short time Centenary Methodist Church will be noted for having the only passenger elevator in any church in Hamilton. Work was commenced on Monday by the Turnbull Elevator Company, of Toronto, on .the inBtall- in" of one of their hydraulic lifts. The car will be large enough for three or four persons and is being built for the benefit of any who find walking upstairs a labor. There are many steps to climb from the en- trance on Main street to 4he auditor-1 ium and requests have been made for! an elevator. Monday, with C. F. P. Conybeare, K. C., city solicitor for the prosecu- tion and W. .C. Simmons for the de- fence. Before evidnce was taken Mr. Simmons made several objections to the. validity of the amended by-law on licenses. Five of these were over- ruled but the sixth in which he said that section 19 -of the said principal by-law is bad inasmuch as it is an il- legal restraint upon trade in attempt- Ing to discriminate against real es- tate agents in the matter of a part- nership license. E. A. Sharman of the firm -of Dobbin Co., was the only witness and his evidence was merely formal. In his judgment Magistrate Mac- dougall found there is evidence that, E. Dobbin did carry on the busi- ness of real estate agent without hav- ing obtained license therefor, which under circumstances other than those of this case would be contrary to the by-law. In dealing with the sixth objection raised by Mr. Simmons and which decided the case, the magistrate said "As I am at present advised, the gist of this objection is fatal and on these grounds The power given" the Council, under their charter, .title 21, to make by-laws 'for the issue of li- cense and payment of license fees in respect- of any business' cannoi be interpreted to empower that body to make the discriminatory exception in the. case of real estate agents, ty chapman or transient traders men- tioned in section 19 of the by-law in question. The form in which licenses are exacted of real estate agents, etc., by said section 19 is, in my opinion, ultra vires the Council. .It is to be noted the authority given is as to a business rather than to persons. Mr. Conybeare in his argument drew my attention to the manner in which the by-law exacts a graduated license fee from persons carrying on the busi- ness of billiard or pool table keepers.. draymen stable keepers, etc., and T ned not point out that a like scale could equally (if permissable under said act of incorporation, of which T express no opinion) be applied to the licensing of the business of real esr tate agents having more than one of such apents associated or employed ed prices since that date. COMING BACK Fred A. Lee. the Saskatoon bank Simmoiis of Calgary are putting clerk, who got away with of up big bloclc. the Northern Crown Bank's money, is in Winnipeg on his way to Sas- katoon for trial. CONDITIONS BAD AT NIAGARA FALLS i The council is receiving communica tions from other wholesale firms in- j quiring as to terms. They have got reduced freight rates to the town and can supply electric power to firms re- quiring it. The price of lots will be j advanced from ?125 to a weeic from today. A VALUABLE CORNER SITE SOLD Busy Day For the Judge Eastern Man Buys a Property On Red- path This morning, C. B. Bowman, com- pleted a deal by which eastern par- ties have purchased the two lots on the southeast corner of Bedpath and Glyn streets owned by Messrs. P. L. Naismith and C. A. Magratb. It is reported that the price was While Mr. Bowman could not give out the purpose of the purchasers it is rumored around town that it is for a bank that will open a branch here. This property is one of the best in. the city. SLAP AT SALOONS St. John, N: B April John voted _on the question of saloons in four city wards today. In three wards the vote was against the saloons and eleven retail liquor dealers will have to go out of .business a year hence as a. "result of the vote. NEW SETTLERS FOR WEST Ottawa, April the Com- mons Agricultural committee this morning, Supt. Scott of the Immigra- tion Department said he anticipated that immigration this year would total and of this number 000 will be Americans. PRICE FOR WESTERN CATTLE Montreal, Que., April car- loads of cattle from Saskatchewan sold on the local market today at from 5 cents to near 6 cents after being a week on the road including three days stopover. Price Of Shingles Has Advanced Vancouver, April Col- umbia shingles have advanced in price ten cents. This increase has been expected for -the past three weeks owing to the fact that mills have for over a month -been inundat- ed with orders, so great.has been the demand during'the past two weeks that yesterday a conference of owners of the largest producing mills decid- ed the time bad arrived to put up the prices. Sitting in Chambers Judge Winter of the District Court granted the ap- plication of L. M. Johnstone to set j down for trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court the action of the Commerce Trust vs. Neilson, Van Orman, et al., W. C. Simmons, con- tra. The application of W. C. Simmons in case of Mary Ott vs. Lethbridge Brewing Malting Co., to add C.B. Bowman as co-defendant, was ad- journed till Saturday, Apri 24, L.M. Johnstone, contra. Application of W. C. Simmons to UNION BANK TO ADD TO OFFICE Will Erect a Three Storey Addition This Year set down for trial at next sitting of i The Bank wil1 its the Supreme Court the action of John i buildinf here this rear in order to ac" I. Ghipman vs. Robert Proctor. LM. corumodate the increasing business Johastone, contra, granted. the bank and to provide' living quarters for the staff of the bank. Application of W. C. Simmons, to A thiee storey addition wiU be erect- set down for trial at next sittings of on the of occupying' the tween the bank and the Whitney the ground floor of this Supreme Court, case of Margaret Me- J Gurry, administratrix of Joseph Tins- i ley, deceased, assessment of damages. In this action the full court on the appeal of the defendants, the Canada West Coal Co.', of Taber, confirmed occupied by Mr. Johnstone the verdict of the jury as to special on Eoiuld St- having, been purchas- damages in the sum of and di- ed bjr the bank- addition the law offices of L. M. John- stone will be'located, the building at rected a jiew trial on the verdict of The second and third floors of this journed until Saturday, April 24. for permanent, injuries: L. M. j addition will be used for living and Johnstone, contra. Application ad-! sleeping quarters for the staff of the I bank. The present office of the bank will j be enlarged by placing the manager's j private office in Mr. pres- ient law office and using the present (manager's office and the hallway at the 'rear to provide more desk room for the clerks. The stairway i under the new arrangement, will be j constructed on the east side of the new addition. The property acquired from Mr. Johnstone at tSe" north side of the bank will not at present. GOOD THING FOR BEET SUGAR Importation Of For- eign Sugar Allowed In New Tariff STORM SWEPT A heavy wind storm did. consider- able damage at a suburb of trtica, N..' Y. Troy and' several towns in Hudson River Valley also hit. Ottawa, Ont., April Field- ing was loudly applauded -on rising j to deliver his annual budget speech, j He commenced ;by making compari-1 son. between estimated and actual rev- j eriues artel expenditure for 1907-1908. i surplus for those years .was j He regarded that as a most satisfactory fiscal year. The Customs Recount Cut Off Two Votes jttacleod, Alta., Judge Carpenter April today, the official recount of Bocky- Mountains constit- revenue which was the largest in the uency. was made and at the conclu- history of the Dominion, was real- sum it was found that O'Brien, Sp- izecl bv a lower rate of: taxation than -ciolist, was elected bj' a majority jf To Discuss A Serious State Of Affairs i Caused By Ice Piling UP Car Shortage BEAR RAID STIRRED PIT Coleman, April mass meeting of delegates from all th city councils. Boards of Trade, and members of the local legislature in Price Of July Wheat At Chicago Fell Off Chicago, April in wheat districts south of Claresholm, will be were leaderless today and a dashing Niagara falls, N.Y.. AprU faeld hcre today to discuss the rail-! bear raid brought considerable con- question Car shortages and'fusion in the pit, where July closing Hke probiems have. beea long'at 112% showed a net loss of S% to experienced by all these towns and 3% cents. The raid weeded .out small object is to secure if possible a'margin traders, enabling a lot of pro- conditions in the Niagara Gorge are worse than ever tonight. Immense blocks of ice have grounded on a sand bar at the very mouth, j Tonijrht the river is five feet above 1ine south to Macleod and from there fit taking by spurts, not io mention the hteh level of Monday and at through tne Crow's JSTest Pass, the reinstatement of long lines re- hiprhest mark ever recorded in that'.'-j mcetjng promises to be a huge cently disposed of at a higher figure, stretch of the river. The ice is with success in every way. Malcolm Mac-, "It's old Mother Earth warning Pat- in eighteen feet of Lewiston M.P.P., for Claresholm: ten, et al, that Secretary Wilson sion bridge, which has a formal clear ancc af fifty feet. The thickness of .the ice is estimated at between -six- arui several other members! "It's just a natural swing of the ty and one hundred feet. i of tne Legislature have also taken: speculative said the Buffalo, N.Y., April special the matter enthusiastically and. bulls. The question of small specu- in Genge, M.P.P., for Macleod. and knows .something about crops him- C. 31. O'Brien, the Rocky Mountain said the bears. from Niagara Falls, N.Y., says the good results are anticipated, situation there this morning is prac- j lators frequently put was, "Why don't in former years. For the' fiscal year ending-''March- 3ist, Mr. Feld- ing said there had been large cap- ital and special expenditures and under the heading of Capital there was. .expended on the N. T. E-, the total of capital expenditur- es being- Mr.'" figured that but for the large outlay on the National Transcontinental the debt for 1907, 1908 would have been reduced by Mr. Fielding swung onto a host of figures regarding trade conditions which he claimed had been unfavor- able. The exports showed a light falling off.but there was marked de- cline in the imports. He also alluded to the fact that the bounties on iron j and steel would expire next year and the lead bounty in 1915, so what- ever might be said with regard to these bounties the heaviest items would expire shortly and "there was hardly .Tjoom for contention as to their proper place in the accounts. o3, a reduction of two J. A. McDonald; and C. M. O'Brien were both present; Malcolm Macken zie, M.P.P for Claresholm, Alex. Ca- meron, retxirning officer, and A. M. poll were also In; attendance. BIG PAYROLL Striking Miners Seem To Have Plenty Of Money Frank, April busy day yesterday in Frank. About one were in It was not proposed to make any ex- hundred miners town from Bellevue and Hill- tensive changes in the tariff and the changes such as they were would not affect revenues but were in the way of regulation of existing tariff with respect to sugar. In order to run their factories all the year, beet- su- gar manufacturers had asked for two crest. A meeting was held by Presi- dent Sherman, but it is reported that there is no settlement of the strika in sight. Sherman left last night" for the east. The miners seem well heel- ad as the hotel bars were kept busy vears thev be allowed to import for-1 Spewing the article that .cheers, eien sugar at preferential rates. Thus 8500 bemg spent for, drinks. years more manufacturers Five R.N.W.M. Policemen were of beet sugar would be allowed to import as at present two tons of for- eign sugar for every ton of sugar they j Saturday paid out produced from Canadian beets and town. No ai-rests are reported for drunkenness. for two. years thereafter to import J.d.t-Vi-3 V CLSy fTlljr U the Patten crowd support the mar- one ton of foreign for every ton of Ucally unchanged. Col. James HOTEL DESTROYED They had pinned their faith I'rice in charge of the Buffalo office' Halifax, N. S., April Rock-ion that and expected the bulls lever of United States Engineer Corps, cle- land Hotel at Windsor Junction was would take .notice that prices did clares that the depth, is absolutely destroyed by fire this morning and riot run away. helpless, to render, any aid at Lewis- but little of the contents wtre saved.] Chicago, April A. Pat- ton and .Youngstown. He inspected There was only insurance on ten, the bull leader in wheat left this the conditions on Sunday and found the building, the ice at the mouth of the river at city today to inspect the crop outlook native sugar made. Mr. Fielding intimated that this question could be further enquired into during the conference proposed by the British government to con- sider trade relations between Can- ada and the West Indies. He closed to the miners over an. in- crease on the last month of particularly as it bears on the amount; his two hours speech with a perora- Icast seventv-fivo inches in thickness lcr with F c Stevens, state depart- whoat which be delivered to and that a boat would be powerless.' mont of public works, _askcd him him on July contracts. Mr. Patten Dynamite he also said, would be to rclicf possibie. Supt.. is accompanied by an expert and it is believed will inspect the winter in such wi (helpless. It would make about as evens said today that he had in lent wrench enacted in the exception contained in the latter part of sec- tion 19. As Mr. Sharman's evidence discloses that three --members of the firm of W. R. -Dobbin A Co.. had taken out or paid for real estate agents, I find that W. R. Dob- bin's business as real estate agent was licensed and in view of this ing, I dismiss the charge. No costs. The A. Y. P. A. officials will not allow any prize fights during the fatr at Scuttle. much explosion as if exploded in soft structod Charles L. tuttlc, an expert: wheat m TlllT10ls ancl adjacent j dirt. He saw absolutely no way to in the usc of explosives, to proceed states, among them Missouri, where relieve the condition and said it was at OT1CC to thc 8CCOe of the trouble, reports are conflicting. The most re- simply past human-, ingenuity. If the am, to rondor ice was hard, frozen together then there would bo some possible X. Y., April chance to relieve the situation. cf an unknown man, appar water that is now passing over the cntly an Italian, was found this mor- falls is backing up in the lower chan- ning hanging on the rocks the tion, which had for its prime note the faith in the turning of the tide and a rejuvenation in busines condi- j tions. We was loudly cheered on re- suming his seat. y assistance in their cent in the t wag bearish, declaring that despite a backward season an average crop was expected. Whether tho neighboring WHITE EAGLE WON Epsom, April city of Sub- urban Handicap of sovereigns for three year olds and upwards, dis- states 1 tancft one mile and a quarter, was ncl. will be able to deliver the new crop face of Goat Island. He had appar- j of wheat in July is a matter of groat- Albany. N.V.. April 21.-Governor ently been dead for several days and est importance to the trade as tho Hughes'upon being advised cf the se- it is believed he came over the Aw- j bulls have teem operating on the rious condition due to the ice jam in criran Falls. The body is hanging theory that this wheat will nor be Niagara River took up the mat- on the rocks, imbedded in ice. available for delivery here. run here today and won by White Eagle, owned by W. Hall Walker, -Dean Swift second and Lafayette third. There were eighteen starters among them August Belmont's Nor- man III. night one of the heaviest snow stoims and lasted until this 'Miners say it will not crops. Mr 3. C. Plummer Hill of Hillcrest is gi-'ing an at home today. All the are invited. It will be a small rflVr. A car load of machinery arrived yesterday (for the R.M. Cement in bond, from the U.S.A. I.. Williams, of iJlle, superin- tendent of the mines, was in town yesterday and states that coke ovens are still working with a but if the strike lasts much long er they will have ,to .close for of coal. OFFER TO JEFFRIES Los Angeles, 'Cal., April receipt of the news that Jaraes J. Jeffries had announced he would'.-fight Jack Johnson, Manager McCarrie of Pacific, A. C. sent an offet of to Jeffries as his end of' the purse, win, lose or draw. ;