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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta VoUime T. NEED OF FACTORY TO USE THE FLAX STRAW Wirfi Development of Flax Growing in this District Lethbridge' Ought To Be The Location Of Important Glimpse Into the Growth Of The Homestead Country ,Alberta. Tlim-sday, Augusts, 1912 {Contributed by a Special (.'orres- us one finds throughout, tho liciuiisula of Florida. If yon liavo Hearlr everybody in this "neck of looked upon a field of llax [or ithfl woods" remembers or has heard tinu; in all its blossomuig .lell'of the "nig laiul rush of attractiveness, the gran- firtien ncarlv twelve hundred (and "10 natural garden i of lloivcrs, lifting their prcttv heads! brave women, too) stood upon vcrdanl stalks of fronrrHiteii lfci.0 several days, and, in sumc in- lo mH, in t j Ranees weeks, wa.lmg lor lhe open- some two hundred acres ol ,1% ot homesteads and pre-emptions I ,or the district lo the south-east. It (stretched the raw, bald-headed prai- m the month of .lammry-the in-, ric vou can imagj b rl.ment season or the year-with the I what iMireury dodgmg around the zero fcrvor hut undaunted chill or bitter Iflest, they held, on determinedly, in ifajry fj.u. GRAIN SHIPMENTS BEAT THE RECORD Port wjUiaja, a other liirgc fleet of steamers waiting ihelr turn ;M. iho elevators today, there is every, promise of tlio month of August being a record breaker, so far 113 the grain shipments are eei-ned.. The monlli opened brisk and indications point favorably for its con- tinuance on for scVvral weolts, now the rate's have been boosted and car-, tiers arc plentiful. According to the' report issued by acting inspector F. Symes, bushels of grain were shipped in July. This !H a record for the corresponding months during the past eight years. During the month of .July, a year ago, bushels were shipped. N iiinber 203 MILK'RIVER PROUDLY SPENT All TIME BORROWING MONEY mainand a record breaking havc nm, jjs s aml r eyes as the came springing forth as ot applications for homesteads followed. Was It. Worth While Probably this question has arisen Lin many minds.and more than likely t'yoin many lips have these been, propounded "Was it worth "Did it pay to endure the rigor of vinter for a "Wonder how these people have hccn getting along arid whether or nt t, after two years, they feel satisfied .with their choice Well, I am not goin'g to'answer these tl'iestions, only insofar as a'brief "run through a por- 1iou of the district "and a still briefer, narration of the present condition of these" settlers "answer the same. Of not all the'original IIOIM- steaders are in possession now. Swine of the homesteads have been aban- doned, and others have been cancelled, hut just ,as soon as entry? foci abandoned and cancelled the Herald scribe was penning, the above boost for the Lethbridge district, Mflk River butted in, and" put his record sev- eral degrees in ;the shade by the following "Milk River, Aug. 8. "One car receiv- ed at the elevator today. Beat It if you can (Signed) "P. J. HOVDE." Mr Hovde goods, and the Herald admiti that the, record uncovered has been smashed- a I meet ,V before it' was t "Beat [t if you can Mr. :Hovde IB but wheri he, can deliver the goods in car quantities, takes off its h'st to hands him th'e record for being on the job as-3 Southern Alberta booster. idue southerly direction, ate greet- have been l Grand Jury, investigating the police ,d at once by healthy looking fields to the palate of the blackmail, is todav sold to (involve .f gra.n, t.motbv and flax. Crossing ye" thc ls I four five high j.oilco official, aric Mile" near the north-; liQiit of township 9, and the ili- line ranges 13 and 12, j And the reason fur tlie wide inter-. tin's year is that the owner oi i that indictments will soon bo drawn. Thos-3 examined by District-Attorney the country for a miles is original Garden'ot Eden, where j Whitma" liavo furnished much corrob- vhat rolling; with an almost per- j Kvc tempted and primeval Adam thc confession of "Jack" ceptible dip to the south-east. Right: ibus causing t-iie poor descendants of here, just on the south side of tho this late day to win their daily j coulee, T saw one'of the most heau- ltiiul sights imaginable beautiful by the sweat oi their will be. Rose, u-ho gave list of gamblers, up- on whom, he charged Police-Lieu i. Becker levied 'blackmail. there. That may sound like a reckless j Several gambl-ars v.-ere before the the glories of nature blossoming [statement, seeing that wiseacres all j Publio Prosecutor, RECORD PRICE ON THE CHICAGO LIVESTOCK MARKET SINCE THE CIVIL WAR Chicago, Aug. The high- est price, paid in Chicago -for beef since the Civil war, was paid yesterday, when eighteen v head" of cattle from Kansas, in., sold for a hundred -pounds. Buyers say tlie high prices WHY GT. BRITAIN HAS'NT ACCEPTED INVITATION IS DUE TO U. S. AT- TITUDE ON PANAMA CANAL TOLLS London, Aug. is stated in j well informed circles that the rea- j son why Great: Britain has not yet accepted the invitation to participate In the Panama-Pacific Exposition lies in the failure 'of the to settle the question of the Panama Canal tolls. SET CAR Absolutely Certain That Street Cars Will be in Operation at Fair Time-Machinery Coming Along Satisfactorily-Free Ride Week From Saturday Clang, clang, clang What is it Oh simph the wel- ome noise of the street cars Yes, they are least one of liem is. It arrived via the C.P.K. I ing ic company's yards tion. near the sla- smile there also crept over his face a look of keen determination. The Herald saw Mr. Reid this morning before lhe car arrived, and he is just i littli, ansious whether us morning, ind now slimlm., m cus going time or not. He, said that two :of them were expected tonight, and the There is a real genuine smile on the Company had given its solemn prom- cpunienance of Superintendent Arthur lhreo AmWll trmk Bcid today. The cir armed onh this cars vmW ron ln m a [ow dajb morning, and hid not been in the Hiei haic all been shipped from the yards more than htlcen minutes lit facum it Pteston for smeial dajl fore tlie superintendent eagerly inspecting it. "Everything 0. K. This looks to me. I'm going to have those cars running for the fair or know the rea- son This came "from the sup- erintendent when he spotted the shin- THIS YEAR'S FAIR WILL BE BEST EVER HELD ONE VESSEL W1TTO lilt, cm ue all complete to the name, "Lethbridge Municipal Railway" in shining the side.. The motors are all installed, and all they need is a general over- hauling in order to he ready to 50 out on the track and dp duty. Grown Up Lethbridge is about to toss aside its swaddling clothes ana on the full raiment, of the metropoli- tan city 'I am going to give every citizen who wants it, a free ride one-'-.'vreak from Saturday, and are going 16 work night ind from now ou to Collision. Between Two Steamers Lake .Superior Saul t .Ste Marie, Out., Aug. earner. J. M. Barlow arrived here at ne'oloek this morning, having in tow e steel .trust barge Corliss, which ie picked up in Lake Superior yes- 1 R A R 1 R C" I neccssarj 1 hat motor gener- l DC Dig ator set his been the cause ol hibition in Respect Every There is one real busy m'airUi :Leth- b-fidge AVhen it is said that Southern Alberta s Big tion is only ten off It is guessed that that pfiilieular pation of industry re-rerred to is J "ft manager of the I an Last year Lethbiidge set a new and unwillingly blaoii lin its fulness liennatll the morning j over the universe havc as much con-] admitted that they Ind paid I lavs oi kind "old veritable ilrovcrsy over that tender sub'ject as mai, lo c rtain in' iors i Carrion of the richest tints ol" I Cook and Peary had about the loca-j n field of ripening flax. Gently watted j.lion of the Xorth Pole. But hevcr- the western hroeze, with its deep jthclcss it is true. At least the gen- and ligliter touches of nine, it looked jt-Ienian vouches iot the veracity like the rippling.'waves of an inland j of the statement, and that is the ________________________________ihicky owner of .the oldest One of the witnesses tola Mr. Whit- man that he had been threatened with death If he went before the Grand Jury and gave in formation about the police. UNIONISTS THINK IT IS BAB OMEN ivifnesaes said that I himself, life the dealt directly with J a the big gambling- houses, leaving Beck' er Io all-end to the small places. The said today, that evidence would be presented'; lo ihe Grand Jury against several man on the spot should know'if any- body should. Owner of the Garden m Edrn The landowner of tlie original stamping place of our mutual par- APP01NTMKNT OF THE CHIEF in- .this morftirig. LIBERAL WHIP TO THE [This afternoon he is looking over the PEERAGE j irrigation works in the Cardston dis- inspectors. One of these inspectors is said to havo kept, such close 'watch on the gambling houses that he even examined their books, and made them arc. dub' to a scarcity of cattle caused nminly by the drought in the AniRrican southwest and in Western Cimada. in the Insi. few; yt-ars, and the severe winter of His name Wiiliam Will- pay blackmail according to their pro- London, Aug. 7.-A peerage has! cocks, and he -hails from Cairo, lieen conferred on the Right. Honor- Egypt.. And that is where the Gar- able Alexander Murray, mas- ter "of EHba'nk and chief govcrnmant ivhip, who has resigned his scat in thtj HOIIBC of Commons. den of the first man is. Sir William is one of the first en- gineers in irrigation in the world. He has made irrigation a life study, I "Uridgi-e" Webber now admits ihr.t he also collected toll from 'certain up-; town gambling houses for a spector. ADAMSHORTI F9R_PpCIPALi Qr WANTS CHAIRMAN OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION AS UNI- VERSITY HEAD Vancouver, Aug. Adam Shortt has been offered the prin- cipalship ot the new British Col- umbia University. Adam Shortt Is chairman of the civil service commission of Can- ada and was formerly a professor in Queen's University, Kingston. steamer Ranssaeler dawn-bouiid laden with iron ore, when in a heavy dense fog the Intter steamer collided with the Cayley, belonging to .Mitchell Co., of Cleveland. The Cayley was up-bound, also tow- ed. The steamers came together fifty. miles off Manitpu Island, early yes- terday morning. A big hole was torn in the Cayley and she sank in hTteeii minutes. The passengers and crew, however, were hurriedly put into small boats and all were gavcd, the majority be- ing taken aboard the Reivssaeler, I which stood close by. Tho mute, A. C. Norton and three r of the crew, were picked up from one boat by the Corliss.1 i After the collision the Corliss and her steamer soon separated so that the extent of the Hensaeler's damage was not fully learned, although it wasj severely damaged. Capt. Stewart of the Cayley and the passengers who were on the Ke.irssaeler, later transferred to tho Stadecona. lip-bourn! Duluth.' When Ihe Uarlow toolv thc Corliss in tow the. Hensaaeler was not to be seen. This was-on account of a fog which way still heavy. The Unionist' morning papers on his Garden of Eden fa aid t be resignation of the maste Klibank as -tin omen of the collapse the Liberal government. The Times, however, accepts his explana- tion of the necessity of his avoidance of the strain of political life finite intelligible .ind hints at the possibil- ity of his appointment eventually to an ambas.sarlor.ship. The Times says that., he .was the first Liberal whip who actually ran the party instead of as the Instrument of the party leader. According to Urn Liberal papers tho master of Elibank has never com- pletely recovered from mi attack of heart disease from which ho suffered last .spring and was unable lo face lionift he practices what he teaches. He has come to America to learn what there may he new 'about Irriga- tion on this continent, and Norman HnnKi'n, fhe secretary, of the Western. Canada Irrigation association pre- vailed upon the noted'.- engineer to come to Western Canada, look over fhn big irrigation wort's in Alberta ONE HUNDRED MINERS LOST LIVES IN EXPLOSION IN A GERMAN COAL MINE i the provincial government -u. a result of the general excellence ot the Tin This yeav, judging by the preliminary actions of tha Fair board, the Fair Is going to be a bigger, and. bettor at- tracfiou. than ever. There is only one thing lacking at the present time to assure the Fair management of terday. complete success of'the'undertaking. The Corliss was in tow of the That is (he street cars, and Superin teudent Reid's announuoiv.-eiit Xoday should set all minds at rest :on 'that IMint. j There are going to several ,dif t'erences between the Fair this yea and last. Last, j'ear the groun'ds and buildings were juat completed in time for Lhe Fair, and tlie1'manage- ment was greatly as 'a result. Next Saturday night will sec everything in tip-top shape for the e.v hibition, and there will be none of the strenuous work such as was quired last year' to get everything ready for ihe opening of the, gates on the 1.9th. The Fair grounds this week urcE-snt an animated appearance, with half a dozen contractors busy putting OM the finishing; touches on the new buildings, and with the city's strecf- departmeut making roads through the grounds, and geUing the track in the best of shape for the racing -events The Fair this year will bo managed along .big exhibition lines. Cast.iron; rules have been made for the gate- keepers, and to shov tint everjthing SOME DAYg LIKELY JO ELAPSE is right up Io the minute the secre i tary himselC -will have lo present the) gate-keeuer with a coupon every time he pasfies through the nefl entrance gntc. There will IK. a pass tile lhcrc lb nev in thc police and three regiateilng tn-nstllPg [m j micstignt on HIP citv solici paid admission. Besides these thcjtoi is uranyng the Clnpf his main entrance will have i-.wo large ex- tice ol the Supreme Court For lhe some i'ew gray hairs, will he here Siturd-u The L P R has proi I it an 1 I knou will ip then parj of the bargiin j 1 is statement was made 'lie su ptrintendent of tho itreet iailw this UL has im11 wtilcuurk figured to a nicctv and it ill ouij LL somt unsurmountable obstacle that Mill keep him fiom Hung up to thc promise-, undo Supt Jloughtv Superintendent who has on the I will rc- nnrn unit thr sj ste n is in opni- tion biipt Dough U is nof a nouce b} means in operating strict rail- lie lias laid fiftnen systems during the past lcv-_ years, ind last after he lad complet- ed the Retina blcm he operated it for several months fhen he had a IiLiU. trouble uith the Regina cotin til and ctnitef. were brought against him led to the holding of a judicial mitigation into his doings in otfiee Mi Doughtj came out m th flung-colors hut just about that time lie heard that Lethbridge i sheet riiluay installed, Tnd u inted it quick That juat lhe kind or job he wanted so he re- signed superintendent of -the Rp- guu Astern and cime heie Ho iiitn .several man who Ime bcin linn 101 both on const.uclion ind operation of street J (Conliiuicd on page ARRANGING FOR POLICE ENQUIRY BEFORE ANNOUNCEMENT CAN BE iViADE j Bochum, Germany, Aug. min- I Ing disaster which imperilled the lives ot 650 pitmen, occurred ralne pit In the vicinity of the village one thousand men still were entomb-1.unable to learn any details, as the the lives ed and had almost certainly perished.1 officials of the mine refused inf< the Lor- A large number of those rescued! !ion' o'clock fifteen more nforma- bod- and B. c., and incidentally lend his j of Gerthe today. prDseiicc to flic convention where j Many of the men were reicucd but such matters are discussed hy the' j leaders in irrigation oh this conti- nent. .So Sir William is in the province, and spent thr, night in Lethhridgc, which might, he tnnirsd the home of Jiist spring .and was unable lo face in Alberta. Last evening the late hoiiiN and strernmiiii times of he went to Canlslon! hut torn or row I the coming sessions of parliament. (Continued on page at a (ate hour this evening it wai feared more than 100 had been killed. Twenty-three bodies had been re- covered thc rescue party were un- able to outer the gallery in which the tomorrow damp explosion occurred, where (t from five hundred to were suffering from severe and It was expected many of them I had been recovered, making the holiday OII total known dead at that hour, forty. ii The day had just descended could not recover. The rescue de- Into the. workings and was moving tachments which did such good work j along the .various levels when a ser- at the time of the French mine dfs-' aster at1- Ctirrieros, near Lens, on lous fire' damp explosion occurred. its. The system is ccmplule, 30 Ihat every evening the secretary will be able to know exactly how many peo- le Imve entered the grounds during thc day. Thursday afternoon, August -2, will uc Citizens' Day. That is to be the big day of th-s Fair, although 'every day will havji its features. Mayoi Match will be asked lo declare a half Thursday, and the whole is expected to put on its best 'bib and tucker, and hie awiiy to sc-3 the sight.4 at the Big Inhibition iy, the openlnc; dav K The detonation was heard on the cur- m, admisaions will h titun more fcr getting entries in place, and holding of the investigation but ic will likely be some davb hr.forc a do- finite announcement i.s made, There was a rumor current on the street this morning tiiat .sonic of lhe principals in (lie ease were anxious to burv the hatchet and stllle their differences out tif coiirl, if by that moans it would he possible to un honorable discharge from the force. However, thc Ifrnild was given an uiKjiialiliml denial of this rumor when (the pnnupils seen, inii it is nut (hit theiL is ant tiuth in March 10, 1906. when 1230 min.r. face and officials on duty immediately dav' were killed, arrived here this! formed rescue.parties of the men bo afternoon, but were unable to pene- longing to the night shift, who trate the galleries owing to the flamei and poisonous gases. The famillei ot the doomed minors were gathered aroUrid the pit head all day, but were ed to block the; pit, A number of icrlously Injured miners were soon brought to the surface. The fate of the otheri is not 1'IIPK- howiier t K sttche n era will be in their places, anil the bis fair will he on. all day on Tues- Thursday and Friday the races nm) ether attractions will hold tho boartls. Judging occup day. On Wednesd The chief's friends are still anxious to n t i lirnnng hefoic thi pohct committee bnoie the milter goes to court, but the members of tlie.cbwv ul that their decision in matter is irruocable and the cnquin will lunt to ;