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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbr idge Herald Volume III. Lethbridge, Alberta. Thursday. August Number 198. REAL ESTATE 1 MS GO -h -f- -I- STORES CLOSE DURING THE FAIR According to agreement among the merchants of the city, the stores will close at l-'.30 the last two afternoons of the fair, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 10 and 11, but will be open after seven o'clock on Thursday. As a Result of Railroad Activity At Pincher Creek Pincher Creek, Aug. tht; advent of the railroad men real es- tate prices are in the ascendency and speculation Js becoming the order with quite a lew oi our citizens who heretofore left all such details to those who make it their legitimate business. The engineering staff .has settled down to business in the head offices of the company, Mr. Herron's house, which has been rented for a year. For the convenience "of the surveyors ad- ditional buildings are in process of erection, so as to afford them every facility, to proceed with the detail work. It is expected they will have the blue prints or profile maps -pre- pared by the middle of the month, when tenders will be asked for the grading by the customary process of advertising. As soon as the con- tracts are let the work will be rush- ed through with, all possible speed. To this end everything that can be in a preparatory way is being attended to. A cook has been en- gaged at headquarters and others v-ill be provided for the various boarding places of the men along the line of construction. There is no great amount of busi- ness activity occasioned through the arrival of the railroad people as yet, but a lively reaction will__in all prob- ability take place when grading op- erations commence. A more hopeful and contented look has been percep- tible on the faces of our business men since the first of, the week. Although it was informed from the outset of proceedings that this road was to be built in conjunction with the Great Northern, the presence here of a leading engineer of the New York Central has -given rise to con- flicting surmises. Unfortunately, some of the cast end property holders are a spirit of jealousy over the circum- stances that the railway company for their station and other facilities have selected tbe west end of town necessary at this point on their line. .It was ever thus with some of the leading lights in this .old town. Exam Results The results of the examinations for Standards VI. and V. held in Pincher Creek have been given out and give a splendid showing for those concern- ed. Five out of six candidates pass- ed in Standard VI., as follows Nes- sie Henderson, Margaret Wilson, Geo. .Cox, Ken. Main, Fenton Trick. Seven candidates out of eight, passed in Standard V., as follows: Ethel Ramsay, Dorothy Cox, Lela Demp- ster, Millie Cox, _Howard Marcel's, Donald Macleod, .James Max-well. W. Cook returned from 3V last. week. GET SAMPLES AT LETHBRIDGE Immigration Officer Is Making His Usual Trip Here Jos. Poison, immigration officer of Winnipeg, is in the city getting sam- ples of grain for the work. of. the de- partment. Mr. Poison was told in 1 doubtedly occur to farmers. Farmers, Winnipeg that there was no use com- however, are not only complainants, SCARCITY OF LABORERS FELT Farmers and Railway Contractors Want Many Men Winnipeg, Aug. local immi- gration offices employment agents report a serious shortage of labor in the west, especially in those districts where harvesting is started. If this scarcity is not speedily mitigated by excursions (of which there are no signs) a considerable loss will un- ing to the district for any grain as the country was all dried up and there was no grain. He, however, said that he had never known South- ern Alberta to fail and believed he could get lots of good grain. He is now here for that purpose and is much pleased to find that his faith in. the country is justified and there is lots of excellent grain in this dis- trict although, of course, not as much as in previous years. as railway contractors are unable to get all the men they require. Coll- ingwood Schreiber, who was inspect- ing tlie Prince Rupert division of., the G-.T.P. is authority for the state- ment that the work' is not progress- ing as fast as. could be wished owing to the scarcity of laborers. Rev. Canon Plumptre, of Toronto, warned people against the lowering of the standard of sports. COMMISSION ON TARIFF REFORM ALBERTA SOIL CAN'T BE BEATEN Contrary to all their expec- tations, Messrs. Skeith and Tilley wit) reap crop on their farm near Wilson Sid- ing, south east of the city. .They put in 500 acres of spring wheat, but they have since ploughed up about one hundred acres that was put in late. They .have 350 acres which they wilfcut and which will average eighteen bushels to the acre. The remarkable MACKENZIE AND MANN WILL FISH Sharks and Whales and Cap- ital in London Markets Victoria, Aug. of Mackenzie and Mann bave signed, an option on the entire holdings, val- j out a tew branches. Holding Uy Sir Wilfrid Made An Important Announce- ment at Weyburn Sask., Aug. Sheppard of tbe G-rain G-rowers and a deputation, met Sir Wilfrid Laur- I ier and delivered a lengthy and. de- tailed denunciation, of protection andj expressed gratitude for what the j premier had already done, but stat-j ing they had expected hint 10 lay the point about this.crop is that months 'ago they did not expect to ,g'et anything at ail. there been rain at Wilson Siding, eyeri, than there been- in Lethbridge and when the wheat started to head but they showed samples to Supt. W.-H. Fair- ield of the Experimental Farm, and other experts and they expressed the opinion that the grain could not fill out unless rain fell. There no rain and when a stool is pulled the soil be- neath it as dry as ashes, but the grain ihas filled out, and filled out well. pies of wheat taken from tfiis farm which Messrs. Skeith and Tilley have in their of- fice are as. fine as one could wish to see. There is one. patch of thirty acres on the farm, which 'Mr. Tilley de- clares will go considerably above eighteen-.bushels to ihc acre. This crop, Messrs. Skeith and .Tilley consider, is far more remarkable the heaviest yield ever attained in a good season. GOING FORTY BUSHELS TO ACRE What Threshing Re- turns Show In Pin- cher District Pincher Creek, 3 the cheering news in the Herald that the crops in Southern Alberta are far ahead of what was anticipated, ,it may be stated that threshing opera- lions in this district, more especially in the Spring Ridge settlement, re- vealed a condition of things that would make the chronic pessimist hide his head in shame. The wheat is not only an excellent but likewise the grade. Plenty of fields are yielding an average of 40 bushels to the acre, and under the conditions ia which they came to head the crops are remarkably good, with very few exceptions. There was a large turnout to the union church picnic held at Hender- TELEPHONE HAS REACHED GIROUARD Edmonton, Aug. government telegraph line ihas reached Girouard, 300 miles northwest of this point, the first messages having been, transmitted last even- ing. .son's grove this afternoon, and was a pronounced success. (Continued on page 5) the DE. McCAUGHAN WAS BURIED Remarkable Service Held in the City of Belfast Belfast, Aug. Dr. McCan- ghan's funeral was one" of the most remarkable ever seen in Belfast. The people crowded tbe memorial service in the May street chapeb Tbe 'Lord Mayor was .present, the moderator of the Presbyterian of Ireland, and several'. ministers conducted the services, whereat eulogical speeches were delivered. Tbe funeral proces- sion was over a mile long, including two hundred and fifty clergy of all denominations, members of the cor- poration and public bodies. The route was lined wfth sympathizers despite the incessant rain., V ON BOTH SIDES A Prominent Financier Says South Alberta is Better Than Reported axe at the root and not merf.ly KANSAS VERY MUCH INSURGENT Topeka. Kan., Aug. visit of} S-peaker Cannon of the house of re-j presentatives to Kansas during the j recent primary campaign utterly fail- ed to stem the insurgent tide, if com- plete returns of today's primary elec- tion bear out returns received up to I o'clock. The indications are that Kansas will have six insurgent r-on- gressmen in the next session instead of the two in the-late session. ued at a million dollars or more, of the Pacific Whaling Company on this coast. The deal whereby this indus- try will be turned into a company, commanding a capital of several mil- lions, will be shortly consummated. Arrangements are being made to extend the company's operations to halibut and shark fishing, tlie latter industry being tbe first of its kind in the world. The capital will prob- ably ibe raised in London.. The extension of tbe operations will mean new industries, "glue factories, and oil refineries for lubricants as well as illuminating oils. Additional advantages are expected from the fact that the new purchasers are interest- ed in railroads and coal mines hence they are able to seek and command markets. FULL SERVICE' BEING RESUMED Grand Trunk Gives Orders to Take All Kinds of Freight lop the British ideal of free trade hoped in response to President Taft's re- quest for closer trade relations that tbe government would secure- this valuable market for them. i The premier in reply reaffirmed his personal adherence to a free trade pol icy and while the orogruss he had j here toaay indicate that hoped for had not been made, he J gress has been made all would look into the claims rf the system of the Grand Trunk grain growers. He stated that the government is willing to discuss reci- procity vrith the States on the lat- ter's advance on a broader basis, r-nd after a tribute to the British irade policy the Premier, pointed out the result and the lack of permanency of as yet, owing to tbe Montreal, Aug. received some pro- over tbe toward resuming operation in full since tbe conclusion of the strike. In regard to the re-employment of men who had GOVERNMENT AID FOR CAMPBELLTON Deputation Wait on Ministers -Landers Opinion Will Be Asked Ottawa, Aug. deputation of business men from with whom was F. B.' Carvell, M. P.. ap- Skeith-and'Tilley, through.the before the of the grath district, Milk caWnet today and asj.-ed for govern- to tbe town which CONFESSION OF CRIPPEN IS DENIED Solicitor Does Not Feel Discouraged In the LDefence London, Aug. The Chronicle cor- respondent says Dow, the Scotland Yard official, tolh him Crip- pea confessed he Wiled his wife in -a- quarrel.. The following cable has been ceived from Miss Leneve "I had seen or heard. "nothing until' the blow felL Am returning home, Eth- el." Scotia-mi Yaixl: entirely R. T- Riley, of Winnipeg, general manager oi the Northern Trust Co., a'director of the "Union Bank of Can- ada, the, Great West, Canadian, and other insurance companies, who is here for a few days ascertaining for himself the real crop in Southern Alberta, was taken south, vesterdav bv H. J. H. Skeith, of New Dayton district. Messrs.] i.Skeith and Riley were C. G. K. Nourse, manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, and J. R. An- derson, manager of the Lethbridge branch of F. C. Lowes and Co. Speaking to the Herald this morn- 'ing, Mr. Riley said that conditions are not nearly as bad as represented ment assistance to the town was recently wiped out by fire.- The deputation asked that the federal gov- ernment take -care of the interest on to the extent of a year for fifteen years, the provincial gov- ernment paying a' year for tlie same period. They also asked that the government guarantee in Winnipeg and the cast. The crops, new bond issue for civic works, throughout the country they travell-i The deputation got a sympathetic ed yesterday, are mixed, on one side hearing, but it was -pointed out that of the road being a good crop, while tnis wouid be creating a new prece- one out on strike it -was said that j not very great progress had the road, probably, dent_ Carvell remarked after- been lack of those who sought to effect reform by j understanding oi the terms of settle- revolution. He promised that a tariff j ment antj Because Of commission should go quietly into j tjon jn various quarters among the union men with the terms of settle- tight across j they would see a complete failure. He! wards that the present government 1 j summed up his observations with the j bad made lots of- precedents during remark that the westerner is a; tne }ast fifteen years. The ministers, j exaggerator and that Southern nowever. promised to telegraph Sir dits the .reported confession of Crip- pen, Lawyer Denies It London, Aug. Arthur Newtoiy the solicitor who "will take charge of Crippen's defence, has issued -a, state-. ment regarding the casei as follows 'It seems -to me upon tfoe evidence1 already .available the against Dr. Crippen is not .one to. discourage ire in the 'smallest So far _as I. can see there is .not ;any kind of evidence a" murder .hss.', actually been committed. I am -'in .telegraphic, communication pen and the statement that.h-e.. fessed is quite unfounded., I am. ap- .plying to 'the authorities ,for copies i of the deposition of witnesses all other available documents.-" .Scotland Yard Also. London, Aug. Supt. Dorest, -of .Scotland Yard, .'again to-day gave iiis. personal assurance that not r a single word had been received from Inspector Dow that Dr. had confessed. He added that if a con- fession had been made he certainly would have heen informed. Crippen Accepts Offer Quebec, Aug. 4, The statements-was _ issued last night thai Crippen with the permission of Deputy iAttorney- G-eneral Lanctot, has sent the follow- ing cahle to Arthur Newton, the fam- ous London solicitor, who offered to 'him "Accept offer, will ob- serve secrecy. This de-. finitely disposes of .the rumor that the doctor had confessed to Detective, Dow. Coming For Crippen Liverpool, Aug. Sergt.r Mitchell left today with papers for Crippen's return. COMPULSORY PREFERENCE FOR TRADES UNIONISTS; Melbourne, Aug. a long de- bate the House of Representatives on the Dill amending the conciliation ar- bitration act passed without division. The measure extends the power of the court to every industry and provides for compulsory preference to trade unionists. Alberta has never had quite such a j Wilfrid Laurier for his opinion, big yield as has been claimed, while on the other hand, the present season GOLD AT HUDSON'S AY JUNCTION the matter. The premier had a busy day It js expected, however, that j .g nQ{ hah as had ag rcpresented in mobiling, civic reception and civic a fl.w days wjn scltie all misunder- Winnipejr luncheon whereat Dr. Smith, presi- j standings" and that the work of tbe rt' Some Crops Seen dent of the Conservative Association, j company wm gradually be resumed; vjsited The farm of Creo. extended a cordial non-partisan we.1- j and that, slrikers will be taken back j th' of who has i come to the distinguished guest. j as oc.casion offers. J The Night Meeting j Orders were to-day issued by the At a largely attended night meet-! company that freight, of all kinds ing; the premier emphasized immigra-'' should bo taken over the system CHINESE RENEW HEIR l.Olo acres in wheat and which will; run 30 bushels io the acre. -John; SPLENDID WHEAT ,RROM MAGRATH FARM The Herald has in its office a fine sample of Red Fife spring fi-om the farm of T. W. -Patching and six miles north and two miles: west of Magrath. Section 33-6-22. The wheat stands 30 inches high. The beads are long -and filled out perfect- ly as if the year had been ideal for grain. Messrs. Patching have a field of 290 acres all like the sample. It cenainlv has some class. MANY DEATHS AND MUCH LOSS AT KANSAS CITY Kansas City, Aug. persons seven of whom were firemen, were, in- jured last night, fire which des- troyed part of Smith, McCord Town- send, dry goods warehouses and caus- ed ?300.000 damage. Jvery Man in the Place to Stake Out a Claim tion and thp naval policies while the i and thai preparations should be made Kenney on the Ridge, lias 250 acres m Rros _ a am.age al- UOjcCi lO Hon. (T. P. Graham dealt with trans portation. resume the full train service. HOSPITAL TAG BAY SEPT. 3RD AND 4TH At last night's meeting of the Sons of England 'Benefit Society it was decided to have a hospital tag day as last year. The date has .been, set for Sept. 3rd and 4th. AH other fra- ternal societies in the city are asked to give the matter 'their heartiest con- sideration and support, towards mak- insr the issue 2.s great a Success last year. The different societies are asked to appoint delegates as soon as possible. If these delegates will kindly send i JAMESON HAS FAITH IN BOTHA'S INTENTIONS: i I Capetown. Prince Albert, Aug. i being madf for a fierce election cam-! from Hudson's Bay Junction state tbat i paign. The impression of unbiased] the town is greatly excited over an j observers so far is th.tt the govern-1 alleged rich discovery of gold is holding its own. This is duo' miles north of that place. Practically to confidence in Borha rather than every male inhabitant has to faith in the cabinet as a whole. stake a claim, including the postmast- j son, speaking at Johannesburg, em-! er and station agent at Etiomami. {phusized bis personal belief of Bo- i There is some mystery about tlie dis- tha's good intentions bur. is his convic-j A. E. Faulker, of Brantford, has secured the contract for the new Col- legiate Institute at Dunnvjlle at 000. as good, "twelve miles i citv Mr. Riley MAY CALL TR! FIRES At Drake's farm, out from this walked out into a field of n ihnusnnil acres and gath- ered'.some samples. He counted one ear it contained 5-S kernels well filled out. Mr. Riley is to-day out with A. Tillev and 0, R. Tinning, manager of ment On Entrance To United Stales Canton, boycott American goods and merchants again proclaimed here- in response requests from American GETTING READY TO FLY TO THE NORTH POLE Berlin, Aug. Henry of i-'russia who is a member of Zeppelin preliminary Arctic exploration party now headed for to study- conditions for the proposed Zeppelin dirigible balloon expedition to the North Pole states today in a message from Norway thai it Is the intention of promoters to attempt to reach the full ritorv north of the city. coverer, but a half-breed, who came into the town with his pockets bulg- ing with nuggets is understood to have caused the stampede. tion that Botha is utterly unable toj.i, carry them out as the head of a coali- i tion government, in the worst sense! of the word. i j. REQUEST ROOSEVELT'S DAUGHTER TO QUIT SMOKING CIGARETTES Fairbury, NVa., Aug. a'i action of the societies was the climax dissenting vote the four Christian En' j of a warm discussion following the deavor societies of this city voted j reading of a paper on narcotics. The that a public request be sent to Mrs. i name of the member who proposed Nicholas Longworth asking her to writ ing to Mrs. Longworth, on thcj in their'namos to A. J. Warren, secre-j give up the cigarette habit. Tt. was: subject, of cigarettes was not made tary of the S. 0. K. Benefit Society. as quickly as possible, a meeting -will then be arranged and the matter con- ducted on a systematic basis. pointed out at, the meeting that at the close of the meeting, influence of an ex-president's daugh- j Society leaders-in general who sprm- ter would count a great dcai with the sor the cigarette habit were severely younger generation in America. This scored during discussion. kr Butte. Mont, Aug. trict Forest Supervisor Ma- son, whose headquarters are at Anaconda, said today that he would suggest to the for- est authorities that an appeal made at once to the war to assign regular troops to fight the forest; fires in Montana und Idaho, -which are rapidly getting beyond control. Ii is understood there is no existing provisions for such use of the army, but it is be- lieved the secretary of war might order out the troops, in view oi" the emergency. It is almost impossible to se- cure sufficient citizens TO Tight i he fires. to domiciled the Union Bank', looking over the tcr- The specific reason is the. Pole before a 'treatment of celestial immigrants in j Cation has been made, the detention sheds at Angel Island j A PITIFUL DEATH refusal to have the detention Prince Albert. Sask., Aug. sheds in San Francisco instead of ihe Mary Scott, a pnnty sixteen-year-old island. The Chinese Self-government, died in the hospital from ne-j Society who proclaimed the boycott, gleet, prior to child birth. The child have appealed, to their compatriots was borne while the mother was suf- abroad for co-operation in The boy- fering from convulsions. cott. CO! LIMENTARY STATIONERY HAS A MILK FAMINE ILLINOIS PASTURES DRIED UP "i Chicago, Chicago is j urn Illinois and the adjoining states already feeling: the pinch of the milk I j and is the verge oi a i serious milk famine was acknowledg- during; the day by dairymen and Jmilk producers. The cause of the .sit- uation is the protracted drought, from which the iarnr.ng country of north- is suffering. "Illinois is suffering from the most severe drought of said .lames P. Grier, secretary of the Milk Pro- ducers' association. "The milk yield! has fallen oft two-thirds on account oi the "framed up condition Of the pas- i uin-s." Ottawa, Aug. Charles Mnr- phy has made a more drastic sugges- tion to the other ministers of the cabinet than the mere -stoppage of the presentation of knives ar Christ- mas time to members of the civil service. He has written each of the ministers suggesting that an end should be made also of the practice of giving senators and members of parliament boxes of stationery sup- plies during the session. The Farmers' Binder Twine Com- pany, of BranU'ord, closed dctvn, te- itig procure- raw material because of the G.T.R. strike. ;