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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOL. I. LETHBRIDGE, A L T A W E D N fc DA V I AUGUST 12." i S OS NO. 205. SUN !S SHINING AND THE FAIR WILL BE A SUCCESS BARS CLOSED Rain Puts the Track in Fine Shape Prize List For Inside Exhibits I-'i 1 Special The rain of yesterday, caused the Dinner crochet, 1 and 2, Con directors of the Fair to rather gloomy as to the outcome the big exhibition. sun has co But this morning the out and bright, causing everybody to rejoice. ..There will ,a ,big crowd out at the grounds this afternoon. The rain, has put the tra'ck hi lino shapes, much better, in fact, than if no rain had fallen. Alt the races are well filled and the sport should -be good. Tiie judging of the live stock was being done this morning but im yet completed. Competition, is keen and many very fine animals are shown. The hall exhibition in many res- pects surpasses that of last year. Tlwj sheaf grain, vegetables and Bor- ers are particularly good. The judg- ing was completed this morning. Owing to the inclement weather there was no judging in the live stock classes yesterday. The hall ex- hibits were very numerous and al- though uiosfof the classes were near- ly completed, most of them had a few sections to .complete this morn- ing. As a result the list ready for publication is rather small. Grain Best bushel hard spring .wheat, 1, D. B. S. Pawson; 3, W. H. Pawsoh. ..._ Best bushel G. W. Green, Best bushel hard- wliiter wheat, 1, D. Palletier; 2, A. E. Keffer. Best bushel 6-rowed barley, 1, A. E._ Keffer. Best bushel milling oats, i, Ben Brbdle; 3, A. E. Keffer. Best bushel oats, any variety, 1, soft spring 1, vent. Embroidered bolting cloth with Silk, Mrs. W. B. Dart; 2, Convent.- Painting in bolting cloth, 1, Con- vent, Crochet work in silk, 1, Mrs. J. A'. Slade; 2, Convent. Sideboard scarf, 1, Mrs.. J. A. Slade; 2, Convent. Tea cloth, 1, Convent; Painting on satin, 1, Etta Ilutlon; Mrs. G. H. Johnston. Plain bandsewing by girl under 15, 1, Convent. Best dozen button holes, 1, Con- vent; 2, MJTS. Cr. H. Johnston. Embroidery, not before specified, 1, Convent; 2, Mrs. W. B. Dart. Cross stitch, work, Special Display The Lethbridge .merchants and man ufacturers are; beginning tor apprec- iate the value of'the Lethbridg? Fair as an advertising medium. The plac- ing of an-attractive exhibit in tlie exhibition hall brings their business to the attention of hundreds and thou sands -of prospective es- pecially among the new comers those who expect to come to this city and district. Outsiders also get a line on the live .business firms and when they want to do business in the city they know the firma with which they can deal. More that, the fair display is an excellent means of'getting immediate business. Many an exhibitor in previous years has sold out exhibit a great deal more before the fair was over. A good many of the business of the city have taken advantage of this means of advertising and doing I-Vrnie, B. C., Aug. is tt-adily going on all over the city i id new buildings are springing up verywhere, some temporary and tlters permanent. The King Ed. ward hotel opened today with a res- fcurant and bar combined. Only soft drinks can be had in any ho- el La licenses have all been can- celled. This is the first hotel to pi-u since the fice. The large bridge f the G. N. By. which spanned the lk River and which was destroyed y the fire will be completed tomor. ow sujciently to allow trains to pass ver it They have been using the P. R. line bttween Fernie and Mor_ issey since tlie fire for the handling if their business. Tlu; weather today has turned a ittle cooler and a thundrr shower is massing over which will help to cool he air and lay the heavy dust. This s the first rain for nearly two weeks. W. H. Pawson; 2, B. S. Pawson; '3, business and the exhibits are fairly representative of the business of the A. E.. Keffer. ss in W. H. 3, H. Smith. wheat, W. H.-Paw- Jr. wheat, 1, G. E. Hemel- ryk. -2, C. S. Crest. Hard winter wheat, 1, C. S. Crest; 2, W. 0. Hutton. Oafcs, any variety, 1, G. E. Hemel- ryk; 2, D. J. Whitney. Barley, 6-rowed, i, W. H. Murray; 2, W. H. Pawson, ..Barley, 2-rowed, 1, H. Smith; ;2, E. J. Cook. Fothic'r corn, 1, D. J. Whitney; 2, W. IT. Murray. Class and Clovers Timothy, 1. J. Whitney, 2r T. city. A. Southard ?As 'the visitor enters-the Vest door of the hall he faces the annual ex- hibit of furs that A. Southard! ,has in his usual space. This year's ex- hibit is fully up to the standard 'of previous_years. 'Here are displayed all the latest fashions in all-kinds of garments. A feature of the exhibit this year is a splendid array of Jae- woolen goods. A. Easton SL Co. A particularly credi table exhibit of home produced goods is that of A. Easton Co., whose display of har- ness, .saddles, schapps, etc., cannot be excelled by any establishment any- where. The saddles with their good shape, the'evjdent skilled H. Wooiford. Grass, 1, .T. A. Wat- sm'P. excellent material, and1 son; 2, D. J. Whitney. I some designs appeal to any rider. Brome grass. I, D. J. Whitney, 2. i Teamsters are particularly attracted T. H. Wooiford. a very solid brass mounted doub- 3.. H. Smith, 2, W. H. Paw le harness, while the lighter driving son. .harness is equally good. The Clover. 1, T. IT. Wooiford; 2, W. art> the. real thing, .especially a pair H. Harvey. i of white Angoras 'that are shown Blue joint, 1, D. J. Whitney; 2, W. Mr- Boston-has every: reason to .feel O. Hutton. proud of .his display and it will no Special, sheaf alsikc, T. H. Wool- doubt bring its rewards. Hayr Bros. Hayr Bros, have a good exhibit of stoves, heaters, ranges, cooking utensils and kindred articles. They nrc offering special inducements- to fair visitors to buy their heaters fore leaving the hall. A fine display of guns, rifles and revolvers is mak ing the crowd stop and take notice Tn the exhibit is a special 'model o a barn door roller that will bear in spection. Ellison Milling and Elevator Co The exhibit of home manufactures shown by the Ellison Milling Ele vator Company cannot help but at tract attention. The exhibit con sists of a large display of the flour ford. Special, sheaf orchard grass, T.-IT. Wool ford. Class XXXI Work and Home Manufactures. Pair of socks or stockings, 1, Con- vent; 2, Mrs. J. A. Slade. Darned socks or Mrs. J. A. Slade; 2, Mrs. W. P. Acton. D.'trned netting, Convent. Silk embroidery on linen, 1, Con- vent. Crocket work in wool, 1 and 2, Convent. Crochet work in cotton, 1, "Mrs. K. Williams; 2, Mrs. .W. B. Dart.' Mountmcllick embroidery, I nnd 2, Convent. Home made picture fmme, 1, Con- vent. Fancy pin cushion, 1. Mrs. W, B. Hart. '2, Convent. Fancy Workbasket, 1. Convent. Indies' wool slippers, J, Convent. Silk embroidery 'on felt, I, Con- x'ent. Villow shams, 1, Convent. Toilet set, 1, Convent. Tea cosy, 1, Convent. Collection fancy knitting, 1, Con- vent. laundry work, collar and cuffs, 1, Mrs. G. IT. Johnston. Sofa cushion, I. Convent; 2, Mrs. W. H. Pawson. Point lace, 1 and 2. Convent, Battenburg lace, 1 and 2, Con- 'vent. Child's dress, 1 and 2, Convent, rug, Mrs. W. IT. both "Our Best" and pastry flour Graham flour. Gennadc, and whol wheat flour. The whole is neatly ar ranged around u sheaf of Alberta Ret and is set ofT in front by loaves o bread made from this popular flour. Rogtrs-Cunningham Co. One of the most attractive. AT FERNIE PRINT BOOKS IN A FAIR Premier Denies About Scab MET AFTER MANY YEARS bothers Came Together at Reraion at Guelph Guolph, Aug. most peculiar neeting took place yesterday after- noon in the Wellington Hotel between wo Guelph old boys, brothers, who tad not seen each other for 35 years, ind who had no idea that they' were .vithin hundreds of miles of each >ther, or. even definite assurance that he other was alive.' "These two bro. hers, who introduced to each jther without, knowing their rela. ionship, and who only found out heir identity on acount of the co. acidence of names, which were dis- ;ussed, were James Dunn, of Atlanta, and John Dunn "of the cus. orns. department Berlin. The meet- ng tock-place in an accidental way. Tames Dunn was walking np the atrevi, when he met Mr. George Wil_ iams, of this city, an old friend. Go. into the--Wellington, they met vl'aypr. Hubcr, of .Berlin, and" Jons Ounn, collector of "customs. liitro- luccions all around followed, but it yas n .it until-; after some conversa- ion that the two brothers came to :now each other. In their long separation they had -some correspondence, but this ceas_ d years ago, and each OIK- was uii- ler the impression that the other lacl died. Mrs. Patterson, of Wash- ington, Wis., another' member of the family, is now in Gm-lph and had -iot sefeii tither of the brothers for JO years. They are all members oi :.n old Paialey Block family. Calgary, Aug. 12.--Hon. A. 0. Ru- therford, premier passed through the city yesteiiluy aft on on his way to Edmonton. will re- main in the a W ilays, returning towards "the of the week to Banff, where is making is summer home. The premier informed the Albert n hat'these ware the dog days in pi incial politics... There was no --ign f an election for the province, and as he stated in the'jeast, there is n. of an election until r.n_ ther session passes by. The premier is takiing no part oi ourse, in the prdyihciil election in "askatchewan. He: corroborated the tatement of premier of Saskat.m. wan that the American Book i-om_ >any is school book; or_the two western provinces; aTso hat the work is not being done by cab labor, as has been charged n Alberta and Saskatchewan. The premier to care in Banff, but "ventured the i on that notwithstariding the nUno, Conditions had improved, and ic ot. ievcd that there was no danger of Banff going. FARMER KILLED BY LIGHTNING Medicine Hat, Aug. 12. The Times says: The electric storm on Friday night was attended with one fatal ity. Although it was not serious in the city, the district was subjected to severe thunder and lightning. At Seven Persons the storm wai o special severity. Dan Boucher his Mr. Bell-Richard were returning from the, harvest field with their horses. The latter was riding a few yards in front when a terrific thunder clap came. Looking around he saw something was wro.ng and rushing his horses into a nearby barn he ran back. Mr. Boucher wa found lying dead with his horse alsi killed. Clothing and quilts were o but were soon extinguished. As sistunce was got from the and the body was taken there from where it was shipped to M.edicin Hat Saturday morning. Tt will Ix shipped to Mr. Boucher's old horn in Wisconsin. j is that of the Kogers-Cunnfngkim Lumber Co. consists mainly of very handsome specimens of leaded find coppered gloss fronts for cabin- Home made qmit, wool. Mrs. H. Pawson. Homomnde .quilt cotton. 1, Mrs. W. H. Pawson, 2, Convent. S. O. c. AT HALIFAX Hamilton, Aug. Gran Lodge of of England, in sessio chose Halifax, X. S. for th irexi biennial mei-tinc. AT LETHBRIDGE NEXT YEAR PRINTING OF THE Vernon, Aug. Irrigation Convention this evening passed reso. lutions in favor of the creation of wa- ter thr> Dominion und Provincial governments be re- quired to undertake topographical and hydrographical surveys to obtain information as to the amount of wa- ter for irrigation and irrigible land that the government in contemplated legislation may provide protection for owners of water. A motion in favor of-government ownership of ir- rigation was lost by a vote of 26 to 20. The next meting will bf held at Lethbridge. The officers elected President, Lieutenant Governor Bui- yea; president, J. S. Dennis; first vice president, Hon. F. J. Fulton; .second vice president, P. L. NaL smith, Lcthbridge; secretary treasur- er. W. H. Fairfield, Lethbridge. Jvely Discussion at Trades and Labor Council Meeting Mr. Simmons Discusses the Question BAD EXPLOSION AT MONTREAL Powder in a Hardware Store Blew Up FLOOR COLLAPSED WORKMEN HURT Vancouver, 9 o'clock this morning the flooring incl exterior construction, extending vcr a space otti.twenty-five feet quitre, in the rear of the hotel ilock now in Q[ erection at the south .wiist corner Vender--St. east and the lane west of Westmm- ter Ave. collapsed and six rs and assistants were buried in the Their fellow imme- diately came to their rescue and a short time extricated the injured men, of whom were taken to the general hospital. The list of. injured and the extent of their injuries "are: R. McMillan, foreman1 of Bricklayers, a married man, compound fracture of right leg; H. Dunt-an, both legs bro- ken; F. Waddico. E. Lynch and T. L. Wood bruises; W. J. Thompson, fa- ther-in-law of Mr. internal injuries. The building is intended to be a four storey structure; costing 000, Mr. Mi-Mullen having the contract for the work. Montreal, A.ug. before three o'clock today "25 pounds oi black powder exploded in a small at tic room of the Leatang Co. Hard- ware store'on the corner of St. Ga- briel and St. Paul Sts. Jake Le- touruux, 17 years old, is lying at the point of death in the hospital as a result of burns aud coocusfiioni.re ceived. He was working in the build ing alone at time. Letang's buildings and several of those ad- joining were partially wrecked by the force of the explosion. The roof was lifted off the jKiilding and the timbers were an entire loss by the explosion. The fire was (quickly ex- tinguished. There were many nar- row escapes, but the boy was the only one injured. HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE PASS Michel, B. C.. Aug. A heavy rain began to fall early this morn- ing effectually putting out the fires that were still burning in this dis- trict. Now there is absolutely no more danger of Michel pet afire by the forest fires since all the moun tain sides rune been cleared of tim- ber by the rocent lires. A conflagra- tion here now vi'ould have to origin- ate bv local causos. ROMANCE OF THE FERNIE FIRE ets, windows and doors. Those arc thinking of building houses or stores or fitting up offices will much interested in this display. TTi v company has samples of its specialty, paroid roofing, there also. The Lethbridge Herald Xot the last among the displays of home productions is that shown by the Lethbridge Herald Co. c V- sists chiefly of samples of the work from the job department which has earned such an enviable reputation the wfde awake manager is in charge for thn excellence of> its work. '.Tie visitor is also, reminded by the ex- hibit that the Herald publishes a live iberal party in providing Labor egislation at Ottawa and Ediuou- on, and discussing the land question articularly with regard to the Al- XJrta Railway Irrigation Co., he aid that it would not bo right for to close without making refer- nce to the school book contract hat had been discussed a good deal eceutly. The point of the discus- ion seems to be that it is thought hat the government in awarding he contract should have seen to it hat the books were published in a Canadian shop and in a shop where he fair wage scale was paid. In upon the discussion, made the assumption that the work- iig man is as_ intelligent as any other and buys and reads as many jooks as any other people. Acting on this assumption, he had gone to two bookstores and examined a num- >er of books picked at random. In jne store he found that two-thirds of the books were Canadian publica- ion and the other the same propor- ion were American and British pab- ications and none of them had any union label or other distinguishing nark to indicate whether they were irinted in a fair wage shop or not. The city council had been purchasing Ire engines, hose, cement, and other nanufactured articles and none 01 hem to his knowledge had the union abel. For the post three years the Vlberta government had been buying Bridge material, steel, brick and ce- nent and he dis not know that any of t had the label. As the question of he label had not been brought up in xny of these instances he drew the- hference that the question ot union or non-union goods was practicall. confined' to such merchandise as is sold in stores. That was the situation when a committee from the governments of Vllxirta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba net to discuss the purchase of text books. Manitoba afterwards with- drew. The only conditions observed therefore were the quality and the price: The two provinces decided to buy frp_ni Morang of Toronto. The hooks are edited by Westerners and are said to be excellent books. The government wag not asked7 to what they had never before been ask. ed to do. If therefore there ,is any neglect or fault on the part of the government it rests with the work- men themselves in that they- did not make their protests on other similar matters that had been going on for the past three years. Beyond what he saw in the newspapers and the- islature, he did not know where the books were being printed or the na- ture of the contract. lie had the word of the Premier that the con- tract could be altered i( it .were not satisfactory. If the union would place their grievance before the Premier, he (the speaker) would sup- port them. He doubted if they would have thought of it if a certain paper in Calgary that seems to have be- come a Conservative organ had not taken it up followed by certain poli- ticians who hoped to make political capital of the incident. The set of readers authorized by the Haultain government cost the people 51.15 and cost 40 cents and eighty per cent, of the books auth- orized were made outside of Canada and none' of them to his knowledge were printed in a union shop. The new series of readers cost 79 cents and sold for The books will cost the people nothing directly. The government can defy criticism as to the quality and the price and it is up to the union men to go to the government and ask to have a clause inserted covering the matter of their grievance if it exists. A Question Drawer At the conclusion of Mr. Simmons' address the meeting was opened for discussion and permission given to usk the speaker questions. S. Tuckwell asked if it were possible to annul the school book contract and spoke of the first issue being. printed in New York. Mr. Simmons stated that the gov- ernment did not know- they were to be printed in New York and did not make any stipulation as to where they were to be printed. The gov- ernment took'the best books they could get for the lowest price. They have the right to alter the contract. The unions had not asked the gov- ernment, as they had not asked the city, to ,in this or any .other contracts for man- ufactured goods. Mr. TuckwelL. "Did the government advertise for Mr. Simmons, "The government asked every publishing house in Ca- nada to tender on the work." Labor Gazette Correspondent The appointment of the correspond- ent to the Labor Gazette came in for a good deal of attention. R. J. Baldry brought the matter up by referring to Mr. Simmons' re- marks on the Civil Service reform. To his notion the Civil Service was rotten and he hoped thattthe reform would improve matters. It had been made clear to the government at Ottawa that a the Gazette was wanted atr Lethbridge. For four years they had tried to get one appointed but without avail un- til a few weeks ago. They had ask- IContinued on Back Page.) DROWNiNGS IN THE EAST Toronto, Aug. Stevens, 9 years, fell while walking on the bridge railing over the Don Rivei ind was drowned. William Herron. .vhile holidaying at Richmond Hill, .vas drowned in a pond. PRISONERS ATTEMPT SUICIDE Victoria, B. C., Aug. in. Tiates of the Vicioria police station attempted suicide yesterday and their efforts in two cases were deter- mined and only foiled by the watch- fulness of other inmates of the cells. FIRE NEAR MACLEOD MacKod, Aug. 12. The farm resi- dence of Mr. S. A. Spencer, five mil. os southeast of town was toially de- stroyed by fire on Thursday last at about ten o'clock, by the ex. ploding of a lamp. Total amount of about partly cw. hv insurance. "SPUD" WILL PITCH Thero will be a baseball' game worth HOT FIGHT IN KANSAS Topeka, Ras., Aug. nomin- ation of W. R. Stubbs for governor and J. L. Bristow for United States senator on the Republican ticket at the primaries held Tuesday is a cer- tainty. Practically complete reports from 60 out of 105 counties give Stubbs a lead of Senator Long's campaign manager concedes his defeat. The election of Bristow was defin- itely determined yesterday. Of the 165 legislative districts in the state, Bristow has carried at least eighty- nine. There are s team is bound to win and Calgary, Aun. New between the Rangers and a minster Lnrmssf tram, holder of the team of Indians will surely draw a Minto Cup and champions of the! WE crowd.- The Indians aro wild world, defeated the Calgary lacrosse j football players, yelling and running Jed although the name of team, champion of Alberta, in a fastlbt-ing the chief features. They can'great and strikes terror t-> have stacked their regular team against them. Game called at seven o'clock. the other just as determined not to lose. Admission twemy.five cents, grandstand, ten cents. M.P. TO BE P. M. Ottawa Aug. Miller of Vancouver has applied for nd will be granted superanaation. ...is place will be filled by the appointment of R. G. Macpherson, the retiring mem- ber of Parliament for that CABf T MET AT r.TTAWA Ottaw. Aug. was a sitting J the cabinet ti i.-? afternoon rwhich resulted in the cleaning up of the immense amount of routine mat. ter which had accumulated on the .able of the privy council during the busy weeks at the close of last session, when the ministers had to give all of their time to the sittings at the House. There may be another brief sitting of the government to- morrow and the ministers will then leave the capital to visit the various provinces. ;