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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 25, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 - VOLUME VI. TWELVE PAGES Lcthbrlrtsrc, Alberta. Friday, Ajuil 25, lOl.'i PRICE-FIVE CENTS Nninbcr 114 1 Want to be Shown Cause for 55 Per Cent. Increase in Demands E YEMAY the has While tlic woi'k of complfiting iho lOia estimates Ih helil up owing to the liclivy ill preparing n correct statement of eapil;il expenditure, the whole council, including the mayor, hns resolved to resolve itself into a "Show Me" commiUec. Their Mis-souruin attitude is direot(^d toward the l.ctlibridge I'. P. vScliool Board, and the cauKe is the reiiuest of that body lor $115,000 considered necessary to carry on the educational interests ol the city for the present year. It is not, that the council would not pay that amount if it were considered necesHuvy. Never bctore has the council questioned the amount asked for hy the school board. Hut this year soineone .'^eems to have made a mistake and the ire of finance minister of the council been aroused. The whole trouble seems to lie in this : lust year the .school hoard got along very nicely with $75,000 ; this year they arc asking $10,000 more or about 55 per cent, increase. Why ? "Show me.'* The school rate last year on a $13,000,000 assessment was 5.72 mills. This paid both the public and separate school taxes. This year, on an assessment of over $10,000,000 the rate would be almost 7 mills it the expense of collcctijig the school taxes were taken into consideration. It is a rule fixed by custom that Ihc city council never questions where the money turned over to the .school bt>ard is to be spent. This year, liowevcr, there promises to bo a departure from tlic rule. The council will a.sk for a detailed statement oC the school bOard'.s expenditures for 1012 and the details of the 1013 estimates. EHtimates Xot Keady i^een by the Herald one of the members of tho sebocl board stated that they had spent $100,000 last year and thought $115,000 would - bo about the rif;ht fif^ure for this year, but as yet they had liad no finance committee meetinir fo thresh the matter out. If the council persists in ilrs ''Sl\ow me" attit\ule, bowitVcr, the school hoard will have to produce the iteinizrd list and satisfy the public (hat they are not overspending for educational purposes. The school board will need more money than they askrd for last year. That is a foregone conclusit)n, for there will be tiie debenture interest bud principal to pay on the Gal-braitii and Manual Training schools, which were built during 1012. Then there is the expense of running the Manual Training school to be conaid-ored and the increase in pay given the teachers under the new schedule which took eftect at the beginning of the year. However, tlie council will endeavor to keep the grant of the Kcliool board down to such a figure that the tax rate for school purposes will be ho higher than last year at the outside and if it can be decreased to five mills the council will feci happy, for this is a year of strenuous financing. At least Mayor Ilar-dio says so, and as minister of Jin-ance. he is the man with the Alls-sourian smile. BURRELL WERE AND COCHRANE BILLS ADVANCED TO THE SECOND READINGS Ottawa, April 24.-There was considerable progress made With government business today, the nurrcll bill appropriating ten million for agriculture and the Cochrane bill providing federal aid for good roads, b'.ith receiving second reading. The re*:olution providing for the creation of a board of harbor commissioners at A^anco\iver was also put through its first stage. The discussion on the highways bill kept the house going until 11:30, when the Laurier amendment calling for the appropriation of the money on the basis of population was declared lost without division. The premier announced that minor govetnmcnt bills would be taken up on Friday. Mad e early Half Million KING ALBERT OF BELGIUM Who Is said to be ambitious and willing to make all sacrifices to make Belgium one of the great powers of Europe, Net Profits in Past Calendar Year NO DIVIDEND o V ? ? ? ndon, April i�5.-Thomnn Gainftboroupb'.h i)ainllng. "The Market." out of Sir Lionel T^hillipH' collection, was sold by auclioii today for $100,800, a record price for a GalnBboV- ? "l* C* ? > a Northern Desperado is Insane at Intervals Which Accounts for His Actions Owe Banks About Three-Quar- ^ ters Million, Which Must Be Paid REV. DR. McNALLY, -Roman Catholic, who has been ap pointed Bishop of Calgary. SIIERS HM KILLED HIS FATHER Toronto, Aprl^ 24.-After a serios of unauocesufuI| years, shareholderB of the Crow's west Pass Coal Com Seafortb,  Ont., April 2l.~Kobert ! Gordon, a young farmer of McKlUop townslilp, was taken lulo custody to- skull was fractured. WALTER PRICE WILL BE ME S.O.E. WILL CONDUCT SERVICE -MAGISTRATE ELTON RE-CEIVES WORD FROM Attorney-General Bov^^ser Acted in High-Handed Manner With the Redskin s {\V. A. P. Report). ^ Ottawa, April 21.-In the house today lion. Prank Oliver moved the adjournment in lorder that he might pan^^werV pre�1ea*'t.o"havcTeporW ^"^^ is ^eld for the slaying of to them at the 'annual meeting that bis father, Hugh Gordon. The tragedy the year 1912. iwiB decidedly profit- occurred on the Gordon farm on Wed-able, the anntiit Bt^-tement showing ; nesday evening, when the son struck net profits of W71.4B4, which, after j his father on tho head with a heavy deducting the debit: balance brought j piece of Iron. The elder Oovdon's* forward from 1911, leaves a credit balance of f419.423. Net profits were at the rate of 7.58 per cent, on the paid-up capital stock. Nevertheless, th�re was some splr-;ited criticism of the management at the meeting by eom^ of the minority shareholders, which President KHas Rogers showed; an evident dofiire to quench. According to the^ directors' report, coal mined during tho year was l,f>fi4,-791 tons, compared with ar)9,'i5G tons In 1911; while coUe produced In 1912 was 245,229 tons against 00,059 tons In 1911, During 1911 the mlncB were closed dawn for eight months on account of the strike 6t miners. Profits for the year of the Crow's Neat Pass Electric Li^ht and Power Co. were-$5,868, with a total bP^mce of that company o?JKy,9.lR. T>ic -lor-riseey, Fernle atid Michel Raiiwuy ha^ a credit balance of $25,078, making a Lirge, Holp;iMm, April 25.-The decision of tlie Nationalist Socialist Congress at. Hrusscls ordering a resumption of work throughout Bel-j;iuni will be fully respected by the strikers here and in the surroundiuf;; industrial cities. AU the lactories and other concerns have started a^ain and business has resumed normal condition except at the steel works whose furnaces died down during the strike. These will he in running order again by next Monday. O A.G. Magistrate Klton has received a cable from a brother of the late Walter 11. Price, who committed suicide by throwing himself under a locomotive. The brother cables, "Write particulars, will pay all expenses." Mr. Klton has written a lengthy letter which couid be read to the unfortunate man*s mother, and has sent the newspapers to the brother under separate coV(.r. The local lodge ol the Sons oI England have under- discuss the alleged sale of the Kit- silano Indian Reserve at V'ancouver, ; total profit of all companies for 1912 Mr. Oliver said that he had asked on ' of $509,398. Monday n the government had any j Mr. Rogers pointed out that during ATTENDANCE WAS SMALL OW iNp TO MINISTERS PRE-� ^*Rr[^ {TO(r^^4 9- ' TORONTO TO Associated Boards Think� IiV/il! Help Trade-rAdvise Erection of Starch Factory Tho grading and Inspection of hay, ns introduced by the Associate Boards of Trade, and adopted by the Mixed i i^'arminK Oouveniiyn, - has inoi wHh information with respect to tho ti'ansfcr of these lands, and had bcsn told that they did not. He said his information was that the reserve had been sold on April 8, and that the twenty families of Indians making up the band had been removed on the tenth to another location. He quot-'ed from Briti.sh Colimbia papers the statement that Attornev-Cleneral Bowser had paid a quarter of a mil-taken to see that tho body receives ' lion dollars, divided into twenty sep-interment in a fitting way, and the | arate payments to secure tho land� funeral will take place Sunday afternoon from Hurst's parlors. The members of the lodge, are requested to which consists of eighty acres. Mr. Oliver said that his information was that the transaction was actually meet at the lodge rooms at 3.30 closed and that the Indians had left o'clock, Mr. Price wac not a member [the reserve. Yet, the government on Monday had claimed that they knew I of the order, but he was an Englishman and without friends on this side of the ocean, and the order felt that it was a privilege to do that which would bring comfort to the mourning ones in the homo land. CAT FAIR HOLSTEIN COW SOLD FOR $190 OTHERS WERE COMPARATIVELY HIGH IN PRICE LEY'S nothing of the transaction. The member for Edmonton pointed out that the government had the responsibility of protecting the Indians both as to their person and property and there was no right in which the Indian required protection more than in the ownership of the lands set apart for his use atid benefits. (Continued on page 8) , the year the indebtedness to the ; banks had heen reduced by $508,099. At tho end of The year it stoud at $795,000, and since tho end of the ye:ir (the company has paid $70,000 more to the First National Bank, leaving the indebtedness now standing at $725,-000. Pay Off Banks First Referring to the irrospect for dividends Mr. Rogers pointed out that In view of tho existing financial conditions all over the world, and of the fact that the note to the First National Bank was a demand note, and within the power of the bank to be called at any time, It was considered the beat policy to pay off (his Indebtedness, and to build up a good reserve. However, he said that at the present rate of production, barring ac. cldents, it would not be Jong before the shareholders would be getting some returns. Information Not Given Mr. G, G. S. Lindsay, -former president and general manager of the com- (Continued on page 9). Rev. A. G. Cameron, of Knox church, returned last nii;ht from i^Ul-monton, where ^le attended the annual meeting of the Prosbyt?rian Synod of Alberta. Mr. Camf.'ron reports that some very import :int business was transacted^ an nccctunt of which appears elsewhere in this i.s-sue. He said that the attendance such hearty aprpoval that the Assoc-late Boards are now advocating the grading of potatoes, and the establishment in Lcthbridge of a starch fac-lory to ^iiandle all the surplus flupply, culls and small potutoes graded out. Mr. Klnley, of the associate boards, says that a factory could bo bulU whicli would handle all the potatoes in Alberta, anc make enough starch was not as good as it would have j for all of tho western provinces for been had not so many of the ministers been preparing to attend the general assembly in Toronto in June. Rev. A. C. Bryan, of St. Andrew's ) church, Lcthbridge, and moderator of i the Synod for the year just past, preached the moderator's sermon. Rev. J. S. Shortt, of Innisfail, was elected moderator to succeed Mr. Bryan. Those in attendance from this district were : Uov. A. C. Bryan, Rev. A. G-. Cameron, Uev. W. J. Allen, of Kipp ; Rev, 11. Simpson, of Noble; Rev. H. W. Toombs, of Raymond, and Hev. T. Smith, of Magrath. Mrs. A. J. Irving was the dclepate from Lcthbridge to the Women's Conference, held in conjunction with the j synod meeting. MISSING CALGARY CONTRACTOR WAS APPARENTLY A SUICIDE-WAS RECENTLY MARRIED These Spring Nights That the farmers of Southern Alberta who are anxious to become really good farmers by following the adviue to Earni i)y diversified methods are not afraid to pay the price for good cuttle wu� clearly shown at the sale in connect on with the Spring Stock Show iield at the Kair Grounds yesterday afternoon. There were not very many farmers present nor were there luaiiy cattle to dispose of, but those who were there snapped up the off-rings, s'jlr t d lidding being in cvidciice. TJic top Jig-ure realized for any one animal was lor a full blooded Hoistcin cow, Ethel Dixon, bought by C. S. Crest, jr., who paid U^O cafh for his purchase. A four-year-old Shorthorn bull ofiercd for aalo by Ben Pawson, Bold foir $13�. CJradc Holsteins sold (or $75 to ?ilO. A ten days* old bull calf, lull blooded, went for $58. Calgary, April 25.-The body of W. G. S. Hooley, a well known local contractor, was recovered from tho Bow River near St. George's Island this, morning. Hooley disappeared from Braemar Lodge several weeks ago. During the progress of a party Hooley left the hotel in his evening clothes at midnight, and since that time no trace was discovered of him until the body was located today. It is believed that he committed suicide. Hooley lived in Calgary for thirty years and also spent some little time in the Yukon. He was married here last fall. 1. No horses were It was considered them when so lew *ttL ofteved for sale as mnvise to auction larmeia were pres- Ottawa, April I!5!-W. S. Middle-borough, chairman of the public accounts committee, denies the state-m.ent that R. C. TSliller wc^uid he released if he answered a greatly modi-lied question to the one prcviouslv asked. "If," he said, *'Millor will answer the original query he will be j released today, if not, then he stays i in jail till tho house closes," both cooking and washing purposos -for $2,500. A. great deal of complaint regarding the potato market here has been evidenced, and tihe local merchants have come In for lots of criticism. Yet one merchant was compelled to grade all his shipments from /armors before he could sell them at all, and this work cost him $2.00 a ton In labor alone, besides the Iobb from the small and bad potatoes graded out. . Tho only reason that potatoes are so cheap now is because there Is an over plus and because they are not put on tilie market In graded lots, nor properly bagged. The Calgary quotations now are from 75c to 95c per cwt, and the supply comes chiefly from the Okan-agan Valley. This supply Is properly graded and sacked, and Southern Alberta potatoes, which are not graded, have a poor chance in competition with the Okanagan product. The necesBlty of grading potatoes seems now to bo very apparent. It will put our article on the market prepared to compete with the beat. Then If thero Is an over supply they can bo sent to the starch factory at a good proUt. Sell Spuds Now Tho Associate Boards wish to advise the farmers to dispose of any "spuds" they now have on hand, at almost any price, because large shipments from Idaho and Washington are coming In now. It Is the end of the season practically and new potatoes will be on the market before long. When this occurs the old "spuds" will be wortn little or nothing. In the state of Maine, one year, j an over supply in potatoes forced all sections of the state to build starch factories, and it has been found that potatoes bring more pro-lit from tho manufacture of starch than they do when fed to stock or couBumed as human food. Tho surplus of potatoes in Maine, which at first seemed a blow to tho tarmers. has turned out to be a boon to themi and potato raising is one of the most profitable industries  In the state of Maine. Southern Alberta Js Ideal ideal for the growing of potatoes, and It is not difficult to believe that in a very short time similar results will follow here. Lethbrldge has been nauied by the Associate Boards as the ICdmontou, April 25.-Oscar Armstrong, or Fonborg, as ho is called in tho vicinity of Chlpman, was captured early last nlglit by a Rusalan homesteader three miles west of Chipman, and was taken Into that town this morning by Const. Maohall, of the Mounted Police. Fonborg, when he walked up to the Russian's shack, wafl wounded in two places In tho arm and In the body and was very weak from loss %i blooti and lack of food and drenched from wading creeks. Ha will be taken to Fort Saskatchewan this afternoon and lalci* brought to Edmonton hospital. It waa evidently Fouberg's intention to get to tha north country, hut ho was unable to do BO owing to the aerloimness of his wounds, one of which may prove fatal. When interviewed at Chlpmun the prisoner would not talk, but mumbled in articulate sentences, afterwards, however, he straightened up and Siiid, "Til get them yet" In appearance be is a mild looking man and it is only when the manlao Streak is upon him that h^^ Is dangerous. A physician has been sent for from Lament. Wounded and limping Fonberg fled through the brush with tho Mounted Police in full chase after him and tho .finish of his freedom was expected soon. Fonborg'fi wound, wtlilch Impeded his progress and caused his un.. doing was received just at dawn this morning. The guard set by the police lay in wait all night at the homestead shivering In the chilly hours without fire or light, ready for the return of the maniac. Not a sign waa noticed throughout the 'darker hours, but at the break of day shots rang out from an outhouse to the east of where Fouberg's old shack lay. Five shots in all wore fired. To Johnny Lee of Tofiold belongs .the credit and honor-ot havJLnj?. Jp^^.et^v FqnbeJ-g^ when he emerged from the l)ruflti"'lK the half light and having fired tho first shot. Not a soimd xvas heard, but as the fleeing man tore off into the brush a decided limp was evident In the poor light and evidences of blood were found when the light Improved. As soon ns there was sufficient light to permit tho man hunters to set the tracks, a pursuit waa started in a generally northwesterly direction. The general belief waa that Fonberg was lying within the brush a few hundred yards of the homestead and that it would have been possible for ihim to have at any time yesterday to have picked o(t a half dozen of his pursuers. GIVEN $100 FINE IN DEFAULT THREE MONTHS IN JAIL-FINE WAS PROMPTLY , PAID Mr. Juetice Simmons today handed^ down his decision in the case of Rex vs. Beardsley, on which the jury yes* terday brought a verdict of "guilty.'* Beardsley was fined $1C0 and. costs or In default of payment, three months in jail. Beardsley paid tho fine. This Ib a most important decision and is the culmination of a figiht in* stunted by Chief Davia to stamp out gambling. The gamblers, convicted, and fined under the city bylaw, ap' pealed and the police were therefora compelled to conduct urosecutionfi under the Criminal Code. The Beards-ley case was the first ever carried to the Supreme Court under the Criminal Code, and Justice Simmons! sen* tence Is therefore important In that tence is therefore Important in that it the police force. D J 4 I -m London, April 25.-The "\mknown*' philanthropist who Is always in at* tendance at the police court when suffragette leaders are brought up, today paid the Unes of $26, $15 and $10* inflicted on Mrs. Charlptte ^ Des-pard, Miss Nina Boyle and Mra. Wood yesterday. When. th^Jr-,rt/uso4y'''^^^^ to pay, they Avcro senten''�''*'^^� 14.^:';;^ ' - � ^ - \i �y -r. davs, 10 days, and seven a only logical point for the erection of j prisonment respectively >ia-a starch factory. J but today they were released. - t 47 ;