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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2f, 1900 SCOTCHMEN ON THE SEARCH FOR LAND i Propose To Buy Large Tract and Put Scotch Farmers On It Need Of New Railroad tfcejfor this country. Southern visit of the Scottish Agricultural is getting a very generous share country last'the Commission to this of immigration this year. The is the return of J. M. country along the proposed Leth- ic V VAJ. September Hodge, Esq., of Blairgowrie, Perth- shire, Scotland, to the country to look alter the carrying -out of along the bridge-Weybura line very last, there being 1 ownships of which every quarter sec- up- numerous scheme into which he and tion is taken. Settlers ttlc of other bcotcmnen have entered. Mr into the district south of the Cypress Hodge arrived in the city this morn- ing .and told a Herald reporter some- thing of his plans. A company has been organized in Scotland to buy a large area of land in Canada with a view to farming it, with -a manager BAD GANG Toronto, April of law- less actions by-, a gang of young men near. Karrisburg are being investi- gated..by the General's depart- ment. The local authorities foun-l them to difficult to handle. It >s al- leged that the home of an old cou- ple named Knight was broken !nt; and the husband dragged from Li- bed and threatened with hanging in charge. They will dinary farm hands bring pur or- from the Old Country to work the farm. Later en these men will be given the op- portunity of taking over some of the farms and the company will stand by them financially until they are on their feet. This plan has been work- ed successfully in the Old Country and believes it will work here. They propose to buy an area of cheap land if they can get goo land for the price they vi-'ish to pay Another member of the commission here last year is in the company with Mr. Hodge. Speaking of the report of the Scot- tish Agricultural Commission, Mr Hodg-e said that he and Prof. Martin had completed the editing of it be- fore he left Scotland and it shoulr be'off the presses by this time. One thousand copies will be given the Do- minion government for distribution. The members of the commission were delighted with their trip and were impressed very favora !y indeed with Canada. The report, Mr.' Hodge says, is very favorable to this country as a place for Scottish emi- gration. Accompanying Mr. Hodge are John Smith, of Virden, Man., who was formerly manager of Mr. Hodge's es- tates in Scotland but who has been farming at Virden for two and half years, and C.W. Speers, of Brandon, and Oak LaKe, general colon- ization agent with offices in Winni- peg. says lhat Mr. Hodge represents a gre.it .IP who are experts- in-agriculture -aad who] will make the finest class of settler Hills at a great rate, leaving the railway 'at Swift Current, Maple Creek, Gull Lake and intervening points. Messrs. Hodge and Smith have been looking over Manitoba and Sas- katchewan, and will take a trip through Alberta, Lethbridge being their first point. Mr. Speers is go- ing with them to give them the bene- fit of his many years of farming in Western Canada. The party is mak- ing a thorough investigation of the country before Mr. Hodge makes his selection. This morning the party, with Immigration E. Hum-: phries, drove out to the Experiment- al Farm. ONTARIO WRESTLER LOST Cleveland, Ohio, April C. H. Gehring of Cleveland, defeated Chas. Conkle of Hamilton, Ont., in a wrestling match for the middleweight championship of the world at the Gray's Armory here tonight, Gehring won ia.straingt falls making the first in 42.30 and the second in 20 minutes. The- match was for the title and a purse of and a side bet of j Winnipeg, ManT, April i dragnet is rapidly closing on the 'murder of Mrs. James, who SAW A YOUNG MAN LEAVE HOUSE Early In the Morning Of the Day Woman Was Murdered jed in her home on Dominion street ONTARIO BURIED IN SNOW Toronto., April 29.-A heavy Snow Thur9day last. The storm occurred in West Toronto this opeaed this evening in the morning and sleighs were out m'tjon S0me matenal ev-dencf) s force. About 6 inches fell. At Wind- Jaanes, husband of the fell. sor and Tilsoaburg about 3 inches woman, was the first wit- jed, and adding nothing new to the wind. EVIDENCE LOOKS BAD story already published. JDr. Gordon Bell, who performed HANGED HIM BEFORE THE PEOPLE Montreal, Que., April a re- j the autopsy, testified that she had suit of the first day's evidence given-been killed by two. blows on the head before the Royal Commission it has! with a blunt instrument, probably a been established that of; wood. 'She had not been Proux's election benefited to d either -before or after siderable extent through contribu-! death. Germin. a. carpenter building tions from liquor dealers, who had a house south of the James charges .made against them of vio- produced the sensation of the even- lating.the law dismissed on payment; ing by telling of seeing a young man of the costs on the order of Chief hurriedly leaving the James house a oi Police Campeau, _ few minutes Alderman Proux is chairman of the shortly after Police Committee and while it has' Germin nad a good "look ,_ not yet been established, it is consul-1 young man at close quarters and ored that the chief acted upon instruc- would know him again. turns of the chairman in allowing This .afternoon it .was learned that the guilty liqour .men to escape have located the man who ngor of the law, upon payment Mrs. "James the gold watch It WANT THE STRICT SCOTCH SABBATH Lord's Day Not Being Reasonably Well Observed Calgary, Alta., April Al- berta Presbyterian Synod which is in session at Knox Church has com- pleted all preliminaries and got set- I tk'd down to business There large attendance both of ladies gentlemen, delegates. In point of numbers the Synod is larger than in previous years. Mr. W. B. representing the British and Foreign Bible Society explained the work cf that society and told how it sup- plied copies of Scriptures in any language in. the world. the afternoon, the Moral Re- form Committee, represented by Rev. J. A. Clark, presented a report on the Sabbath observance. He stated that the Committee's ideal was a strict puritan Sabbath, "the Scutch Sab- bath of our fathers." He complain- ed of the indifference to the Sabbath of large numbers of the emigrant population and that the Lord's Day was' not reasonably well observec Speaking on temperance he said "Th outlook for temperance is decided! encouraging." He said "General] speaking though the people do no seem to regard the bar room as moral or financial menace, the fallac SNOW STORM HITS OTHER PLACES TOO New York Gets a Slice Wisconsin Has Blockades Bad Storm In Chicago Chicago April 29 -A violent storm (Wig., and is general throughout the accompanied by thunder, lightning Northwest. In Iowa, near Mason and rain struck this city shortly after City, three inches of snow art re bid-night. The first intimation of it 1 ported H York> APrfI 29-After a month nd aCS eXtremely Cold and reasonable end elevated trains were startled by weather New York experienced a late a flash oi lightning, followed by a! April snow storm this Snow a.m. but cannonading that seemed to shake [began fiOIiag about 8 _., wuo he sky In the residence a slight flurry it ceased for a time. sections householders were 8 o'clock the and' lit the gas in alarm. The bar-! falling t.lnVl- ometer fell rapSdly and as the snow flakes before 9 o'clock, ami that James returned. a few-dollars costs- in each case. was purchased .at Eaton's a short ;eerned to prevail that it is impossi >le to run a good hotel without th bar room. Reports as.to the evil o gambling and "betting are fairly con istent, that these do not exist to any appreciable extent outside bar rooms, pool rooms and clubs. The returns indicate that the social vies in any organized form is unknown outside of .cities. The Edmonton re- port says police authorities are sat- isfactorily alert with' respect to it. The Calgary report is less satisfac- tory. The segregation principle is practically recognized and while the present situation is deplorable certain, local conditions make it very difficult to accomplish much towards its removal at the present time. Member Of Sultan's Household Meets His Fate Senator Tom Davis Has Scheme Ottawa, April New T. 0 Davis, Prince Albert, proposes to'in troduce a bill in the Senate, the principles of which, if adopted, will revolutionize the system under which railway charters are granted in Canada His idea is to do away with .the railway committee of the Senate and Commons and place rail- ways on. the same -footing as indusr trial companies, which are incoiporat- ed letters -patent. Any' company wishing to get a charter would under the provisions' of the. proposed legis- have to submit details of .its plans to the Board of Railway Com- missioners accompanied by money deposit to cover cost of purchase of right; of way. Should the company fail to proceed with construction in the time specified by" the. railway cpniniissipii, -five per cent, of the" de- posit Vould revert to -the Dominion Treasury. A rurther all money raised on stocks.and bonds must be put into the construction Constantinople, April the second Eunich of ..the palace under the regime of Abdul Hamid was hanged at-dawn today on the great thoroughfare: that connects Stambouli with the quarters of Gala- ta and Peri. Salonika, .April deposed Abdul H'amid, arrived here late last night from Constantinople two of "his sons and the women of his harem. -Adaha, Asiatic -Turkey, April conditions in the country as a result .of recent- fanatical attacks by Moslems'- upoii the Christian population, are horrible. Dead bodies., are lying, out. on the fields and numberless Armenian farm houses have been burned. "Condi- tions and dys- entery is beginning to make ap- __ ptime before she married James. It DISMISSED THE PETITION !is this watch will have im- April 23.-Judge bearing on the case. Pendergas't today delivered judgment Such were heard simp- ;in election protest against -TV A.i'y told 'without much cross Anderson, provincial -rights member for- Last Mountain, quashing the ;The .court adjourned night.. General dis- mg. The'.point upon which is. felt tne .apparent- case hinged was whether or npf An- nature of tonight's proceed- derson .was properly" "nominated, one of the nominees being in the. country :a few days under the required time. The court, held "that he was properly, nominated." MR. SIMMONS TAKES PARTNER I Siiiimons- Shepherd is the name! of a. new legal lirra in the city, S.J. SLEEMGfLACES SHU HARD TO GET AT SUPREME COURT The time'of the Supreme Court yes- terday afternoon and this morning was occupied with" the Wilson case. Justice Stuart reserved his decision. In The report given yesterday, Judge Stuart was misquoted in saying that the court should go a long way to see that Mrs. Munro be given justice. His statement had reference to- an appeal by Mr. Ives for an adourjn- __ were falling thick and fast as if it were Though'the snow gives a some o, i _ wore on the storm increased in in- wintry appearance, the temperature is tensity, reports of damage in the sub- j no lower than it been for urbs and from nearby towns coming days past. Since the beginni "'f I f prevalent April only one warm day been out the middle West- and worse wea- 1 experienced and all through- the T ?rostratiojl of month the temperature has remained :mng hours. Kansas and Iowa have ex- perienced wind storms approaching tornadoes in violence. Telegraph and telephone wires .have.. been blown down for miles southwest of Des in the -cinity freezing point at some time of the day. Monday, .April 19, was the one notable excep-. tics and.isduced many -throw off their heavy clothes with the result that there-.has been .a .large .increase -Oil Moines. Snow heavy enough .to cause in the number of pneumonia- a blockade is reported from -Oshkosh, j since. that .date. cases TORIES KNOCK WESTERN ROAD Declare G.T. P. Will Be a Grain Carrier shor session of the house was devoted to a disclliiSion ment, to secure evidence secured at a loan "to thfi previous trial unless the defence would admit it, and had-no reference ten million dollai pearance. Mersma, Turkey, April -ri er here is carrying many bodies men, women and children out 'into Shepherd havingrgone'. intoTpartner- j. jn. spite of the efforts that have ship. with; W.C. Simmons. The.sen, been put forth to provide accommo ior partner has practised in the city jdation -for the great crowds that ar- several, years and is a leading In the city the place is ?eF- He secyed the district in., the still greatly overcrowded; Last night Alberta Leffislature for a" .term -and.maily came in who were unable to was the Liberal candidate in the Do- get beds and several cf %em: "took minion last, .October. The [the first train back to Taber to 'get partner; S. J. Shepherd, who.Ja place. to It is said this is to the merits of-the from whaf. Mr. Borden stated that when into committee Will have .a.-number of The cases of Hill vs. Spraid and of Rogers-Cunningham Lumber vs. Davis are stated for this after- junior has been associated a nightly- occurrence. It is reported mons for recently passed j that some North Dakota .men got so .-_.. .__ over not getting a place to sleep final; exammat ions admission to the bar in the berta. sea. They undoubtedly- were he hrown "into the river in the coun- ry above the city. Province: of they .took the' nesrt train home- Sir.v Shepherd is an Ontario .to .their own- firesides. man, being a .native of Lambton. county. He has been in the West j DIES IN EAST Toronto, April Hamil- ton, registrar of land titles of Cal gary, died Tuesday, April 37, at th residence of his uncle, Mr. Gee. i living nwir Fordwich, Huron county. Mr. Hamilton was in il health for several months. He was an honor graduate in arts and law of Toronto University, and was classmate of Hon. C. W. Cross. He practised in Palmerston, Ont., for a time and then went to Edmonton as law clerk in the attorney-general's department. About 18 months ago he was appointed to succeed' Judge Winder es registrar at Calgary. was married to dayghter' of Dr. Mills, of the Railway sion, Ottawa. JEWS BOYOTT RUSSIA St. -April Witte speaking on t-lie; budget: at a meeting of the Council of said that -the Jewish disability .caus- ed a powerful'body of Jewish finan- ciers abroad to boycoU the Russian securities, which" had been recently issued.: BASEBALL Northwestern At 6 14 2: Tacoma 233.. At 592: Port- land 4 54. At Aberdeen 241. about twelve most of in, Saskatchewan. After spending some time: in: the west he went .to" McGill to study law and graduated :with his B. C'X. degree in 1906, se- curing the Macdonald scholarship. He spent-.the'-next-'year in France and England, and on :Jfcds return to "Can- ada became associated with Jfr. Sim- FOOTPRINTS JELL STORY OF MURDER MICHIGAN EDITORS amendniciiis to offer. .In his speech today ilr. Borden drew attention to the lack of security to be given for j the loan. He thought that if the country is Lo finance the.road it should receive ten million dollars of preferred stock'as security. He "also jp'aid considerable attention to the of; Quebec and Moncton section-He i wanted to know what pVeparations' jthe government had made for opera- The Board of Trade Council at a! the meeting today decided. to entertain 125 Michigan editors here on July at luncheoni- The party "will remain here all .day: Will Be Entertained by Board Strike and New Postoffice anons here. opening of the Supreme vesterday ;afternoon the senior member ;of the local bar. C. F. P. Conybeare, K.C., introduced Mr. Shepherd to the legal profession of Alberto.. :.JIr.' Justice Stuart welcomed Mr. Shepherd to the ranks of the legal profession. Sask., April preliminary hearing of the charge of .murder preferred against'lErnest Mor- 'ii-accased of his Charles J. Morris on-April was held here before Magis- itirates.'Bunn and He was committed to stand trial. Henry appeared as crown prosfi- 460; pork trust ac- quired the plant of the Harvest Tool workn of and will manufacture for export, and Quadruple the present pUnt. 0. K. secretftry-treasurw of old company, will manage new eon- Pacific Coast At Los 483: Los Angeles At 8 0 2; O.ib and 14 6. At San 4 S 1; San Francisco 05 3, Eastern OWNERSHIP ELEVATORS At Baltimore- to 4. :Baltimcre. 3; Toron- cutor, and C. E. D. Wood, of Re- gina, represented the accused. New evidence "was given that the..tracks of the horse ridden by the accused af- ter leaving the house of a neighbor, shortly before the-lire j was discoyei-ed, led to the. scene of ithe fii-e and foot prints were found from the burned shack to jfche stable. A committee was appointed to ga- ther information about the conditions at the Postoffi'ce here and to arrange to forward them to urging the: necessity of a new postoffice in this city. Another committee was .named to draft- a telegram to the Minister of, Labor .urging-that'an effort should be made to settle the coal strike. the Quebec bridge. To Graham could give no defi- The government was con- sidering a; ferry service across the river which brought from the question as to -what method of conveyance would be used in winter. Mr. Graham stated that it .w'as hop- ed that this would be all the assist- ance, required' by the company. Mi-. JlTonk expressed the opinion that the national transcontinental would never be a grain carrying route. The loan did not commend itself to Mr. Monk on account ;of the TEN FOR ONE BED; ONLY FOOD TURNIPS Woman Accused of Bigamy Lived with Children in Wretched Quarters Woodstock, Ont., April Eliza- beth Davis, a middle-aged woman, dp. cidedly unattractive, was brought to the county jail last night from, Eich- mond, and charged with bigamy. She appeared police court and -was re- manded. It is claimed that Mrs Davis was married- over tweny years ago, to Charles now living near Til- sonburg. Eleven years ago, it is said, she discarded Davis and married Fred Eogers, and lived with him sev- eral years. Last February she launch- ed on her third matrimonal venture, and went through the form of mar- riage with Martin Cronkwright, know- ing that her original and' second husband were both living. When County Constable Dobson went but to arrest the woman she was found with Cronkwright and eight young_ children, living- in_ poorest of quarters. had one bedroom, in which the ten slept, a small kitchen, and a pantry. There, was absolutely nothing in the aouse in the way of provisions save a dozen or so turnips, and, according to the children, the family had been iving on turnips for some. time. Three, of the children are the wo- man's by Davis, two by Rogers, and hree Cronkwright's by a previous marriage, his wife, he claims being dead. Cronkwright was brought to :ehsrgsd with non-supporf of his fam- ily, and was also remanded. The woman admits claiming in extenuation her guilt, that her husband also married again and be- fore she did." ff11_ VUU The-committee presented plans for circumstances surrounding it Some the new publicity building. It provi-.j better security should be given than ded feet floor space and the j faith in the future of the road. He thought Georgian Bay Canal would have been a better for the mojaey, instead of spending it on a white elephant of a railway. Mr of an at- j tractive It was' decided to ask the committee to prepare an- other report, with provision for more Ottawa, Ont., Langley. M.L.A., and R. Mackenzie, floor space. WINNIPEG'S COMING BIG EXPOSITION April Redberry, of the Grain Growers' Association of the ONE HAND FREE J Coaldalc, April I. Burnett, who owns two farms in this vicinity, At Jersey City 2; Buf- falo 6. No other .games scheduled today. At 12 10 2; New York 25 9. At 143; De- troit 8 12 0. At Louis-Chicago. Post- poned. Cold. At 380; west, today laid before Sir Richard'in Cartwright, Minister of Trade and is up fof a few weeks from his home PbiladelpJiia 2 72. National.. At yft-M 3 5; NHW Vork 580. At 582; Chicago 6 10 0. At St. Louis 8 13" 3; ittsburg 8 13 3. At I Brookly 660. iraiers. asking that the ter- minal and transfer elevators between Port Arthur and the seaboard should j Lupton has returned from for. some weeks for treatment in the hos- proposed Canadian tion and Selkirk Centennial, the adjournment of Nantel debate., Mr. Fielding stated that the Payne tariff bill was still ic such a prelim- inary condition that the government had formulated any policy in regard thereto. In the senate Sir Richard Cart wright was isked if Sir Frederick- Borden had had any correspondence T? to the admission of Nciv- j foundland in the Canadian confedem- He replied that there was 1O BASE8AL SCORES ON TRAINS New York, April announce- ment was made here-..today that it win be possible hereafter for base- ball enthusiasts; en'rome between New York and: Chicago: on the' Century. Lake .Shore and Wolverine .trains of the.. New York Central lines to toucji with the results of games the National and American Leagues. Be-" ginning a-t once baseball ".bulletins will be posted in the .buffet, smok- ing- and library ears. ROYAL BANK OWNS THE CORNER brating the hundredth anniversary! official Correspondence. Geo. Heighes went to Iron Springs government. Mr. Langley told the minister that petition wa and it sisfnod by a large number of Farmerd. j' of the infant daughter of Mr. The bridge gang are erecting- a new freight grain loading platform. j poe of the young men of the vjcin- Council is assuming definite shape. This morning., acting Mayor Bowman was the following telegram addres- sed to Mayor Henderson, who is in the city. M'ayor Wm. Heridorsfn, Lethbridge. The Winnipeg representatives of busy here j the Canadian Exposition and Selkirk j Centennial will be pleased ..meet your Board of Trade and repre- inake answer to the request other than promise he muy do so on Tuesday from 11 s. Irrfy' friend had the consideration, to u I representativcs of the Grain Growers croijs accompanied by a delegation repre- hand the Dominion Millers' ;bcyOnr! 1 to when ing to -flrive one of the treach- irrigation ditcheii with OTW No one sustained any injury inspection mat-, coking afteP hjs here. sentative citizens during their, visit to Lerthbridpe at 3.30 a.m. on arrival of their special train on Monday, May 3. If convenient kindly make The divorce committee reported fayor of a divorce being granted A W. M. Campbell, of Saskatoon from Sarah Campbell. Senator ROA of Halifax gave uotico of a motion declaring against the present syst-m of divorce by parliament, and pro- posed it should be by a judge of che Supreme Court. the necessary arrangements. Roland, the advance agent of committee will ally. Mr. the call on you person- A. L. JOHNSON, Chairman. BUILDING PERMITS William Hoult, Norman St.. Dwel- ling, John Taylor. Ross St., Dwelling, M. Sadowski, Court land St., dwel- ling, David Road, dwelling Albert Dainty, Wallwork, residence J. Henderson; Glyn St., dwelling The Royal Bank of Canada are the owners of the corner of Redpath and Glyn Streets. The deal was finally cor-Dieted this morning and the mon- 'ey over through C. B. Bowman who handled the transaction for Messrs. Nsismitfi and Magrath. It is undorstood that the bank will build at once. SQUATTING ON UNSURVEYCD LAND It is reported that a large number of settlers squatting on the tin- surveyed land south of Grassy Lake and Bow Island in anticipation of the opening of the Lethbridge-Wey- bum line through .that part 'of the country.; here a large of unsurveyed land in that locality along Forty Mile Coulee and north of Lake Pakowka that looks as if it would be directly in thj line of the >ropoaed railroad and is reported to be excellent land. -There are town- hips in that district in which every juarter section is squatted upon, ;