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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge DaUy Herald 9f Volume V. Lethbridffe, Tuesday, August 27, Number 219 PROMINENT ENGLISH PAPER UPHOLDS U.S. POSITION The "Nation" Argues that Republic is Within its Right IN PANAMA BILL1' In Freeing the Coastwise Shipping From Toils London, Dtic general chorus of denunciations of the United States on tlie subject of the- Panama Canal Bill, the-Nation, one. of the principal English in a leao- ing article of its issue August 17, gives extended consideration. to 'American rights the -Hay-. Pauncefote treaty ami uphold5 the right of the United States ;io -grant freedom from tolls to coastwise ship- ping. H contends, that, tills is pure- ly a matter of domestic policy. Tbe says British .case against the ex- emption oi American ships from can- al dues on the surface looks exceed- ingly strong. "As in the case of the Morocco agreements between land, France and Germany, the Hay- Pauncefote treaty surrendered to one ;of the parties all. its political in- terests For what was believed to be a guarantee of commercial rights. "Article 3 said that the canal should bc'free and open to vessels of all nations on terms of entire equal- ity, .without discrimination in respect of conditions or "charges' of traffic, and hv article'4 it'.was agreed that no change in territorial sovereignty should -atlect territorial obligations, "As America'is building tlie" canal ii onlv lair that the proysions of the Clayton-Bulwu be ac- cepted and 1.E 'VIB obtained com mercial rights in the use of. tlie can al, that'was as much as any reason- able Englishman wanted. Tlie idea of the treaty was sound, but unfortun- ately it has not worked out. "Amer- ica, as a tas stringent navigation laws. No'for- eign ship is allowed to engage" In coastwise traffic- between 'American ports, and, moreover, her courts have gnen the possible interpreta- tion to tho term 'coastwise1 traffc. "CJnder the "English navigation" laws it is held thait a vessel trading, be- tween England and Guernsey is not eflgagftd in coastwise traffic, but by 'American law a plying between San Francisco, and New York round Cape Horn ,raay ,tbuch "American {Continued on page S) MR. BRYCE'S HOLIDAY. QVF.R Melbourne, Australia Aug. Bryce, British Am- bassador to the United States, who hiis been touring Auatralia for some time, left for WasJi- Ington today, via San Francis- co, where ho Is due to arrive September U, on lira liner Ventura. SIR WILFRID ALTERS PROGRAM LIBERAL CHIEFTAIN WON'T1 AT- TEND FORESTRY CONVEN- TION; .Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 27. At n con- ference' h'feld in the office oE Sir Wil- frid Laurier this morning, it wa's de- cided that the opposition leader will not go west to attend the forestry con- vention but will open political tour in Quebec. His first, meeting will be held about the middle of September. Sir Wilfrid will address "four or five meetings in Quebec and a similar number in Ontario. 'The points at which he will speak in Quebec j have not been decided on' but it is likely tbat tbe opening1- meeting in Ontario will be held "In the city, of AVoodBtock. After concluding his Ontario tour Sir Wilfrid will1 work westward, but the extent of his tour will depend on when parliament meets. reason for the change in plans is that the western farmers too' busy to bo take an Interest in pol- itics. WILL COMPETE WITH CITY CORPS C. P. R. .Challenges First- Aid-to-lnjured Teams Competition The Lethbrldge Fire depart- ment believes that it has one of the strongest first-aid-tO: thu-Injured teams in Alberta. tho department look charge of the ambulance, they have had a good opportunity to 'practice their teachings, having answered over twenty calls during the past month. They have been .by several.of the physicians of the city for- the neatness and despatch-with which they have handled important cases, and it seems that the city did the right thing in putting the am- btilance in charge of the Fire Department. The 0. P. R. also maintains a fi-rst-aW-to-the-injured depart- ment, in oharge of Mr. Ash- toridgc, who travels from Fort William to the Coast, in charge of that department of the sys; tern. He was in the city re- cently, and threw out a chal- lenge to the Fire Department team to meet them in a first aid competition. The date the competition has not been "set, but it will toe-held In Leth- bridge 'within a short time. The C. P. -R. -will enter" three five-men teams from Medicine Hat, Lethbridge "and dlacleod, making four -teams in the com- petition. Three local physi- ciaris will judge the winners STIFF JOLT JANDED OUT TO CALGARY BAD MEN Held Up Man, Got Seven .Dollars and Were Sen- tenced to'Nine Month and Fifteen Lashes Calgary, Aug. Magistrate Saim dsrs -In yesterday afternoon's, court, made 'it clear that he doea not intend to show any leniency to that class of lounger who hangs ahout the vicinity of hotels, and makes burglarious as- saults on citizens. Six men, aj> peared in court on th-e charge- of ing a. united. assault. upon Dan Rona, and robbing Jiim of some seven dol- lars, were each sent down" for, nine months, with the administration .of flf- HE PREACHED IN BATHING SUIT Morman Missionary, late of Magrath, Held Unique Service _ H: Bridge, mlsstonlwy of the Mormon church from MagiraUi nov, laboring in fcha eastern Siatos mission, holds the un- ique of preaching the, Latter DRV Sdinl i gospel principles in a bath- ing suit whom he roicued frfttm drowning in the ocean mtrf. on beach at New Haven, Con- uecticut, 'It that the girls eiiukl not Ewlm and; ventured into deep-water they were of thoir dan- ger. BacDinlng frightened and know- Ing their [precarious condition they fi cried for iwlp, Their appeals jvere L borne tb'tfoe ears of. Elder Bridge, ti-ho was'bailing distance away, and. he at cince perceived the neces- 1 sity of action. He there- fore swam out to the young ladies, and being a powerful physique and nn excellent swimmer, he was able to assist them all to-the shallow wa- 4t ter. On arriviig at tho beach- Elder Bridge gave the joung ladies his card and "explained to them aome of the 'ifcoHefe of nils church. They were cie- 4lighted 'with 'yjhe young missionary and fthe in which he cued tfcom certain death; and inTttatlon'to him to tlwlr and their TH.ey are of tome of the ih the cit> of New Hav- nd Kldeir Bridge JtiBlIy pleaacd tho life had of AMiating on PARC 8) BECKER .GETS .A' DEI-AY New Yorir, Aug. .F. Mclntyre, counsel -for Police- Lieut. Becker today obtained a. delay in the case until Septem- ber .1. by serving staying the proceedings. The writ was served on Assistant Dis- trict-Attorney Rubin and Judge -Mnlqiieen, of the Court of Gen- eral Sessions, before whom Becker, was to have been ar- raigned today for pleading. HEAVY RAINS INJURE CROPS Edmonton, ;Aug. rainy weather of last here today and' harveating in th'e nidnton district is at a standstill." T'lie ground is very soft and 'the vio- lent downpour of last night has level- led many of the fields of -ripe grain. In Sturgeon many acres of-oats are flat, and considerable wheat has been knocked down. teen 'lashes at the end of .the first three months In prison. The assault and robbery took place on Sunday afternoon in the rear of the King Edward'Hotel. All the men seemed to have been under the influ- ence'of Ikruor at'tno time. One of them lield his .hands over Rona's mouth, while the others belabored him and relieved him of his money. Upon being released, Rona at once summoned a constable, who set pursuit of the man, whom the victim pointed out as his chief assailant; He Was-easily caught, ami along with him the other members'-of- the gang who had participated in the hold-up. la passing sentence, -Magistrate Sftunders pointed but the seriousness of the-offence, for wftich a maximum penalty of twelve months' hard labor with -lashes, has been assigned by the criminal code. He- issued a -.strong warning to offenders of -this class, and showed emphatically that they will receive no -tolerance in this city The names of the men are Edward Mansfield, Alex. Wilson, Richard Wed-, lock, William Gorman, James Hance and George Wilson. They look their sentence, calmly and'without pro'fce'at. i HAfESTING OPERATIONS IN IFDLL SWING IN ALL DISTRICTS ENGLAND GETS TOO MUCH -RAIN Crops Rottirig; on Ground as Result of Severe Drenching I ondon Vug 27 deluge of rain-was-renewed -'-with renewed so-. in most parts of I ngland torda} In some places rain lias been filling continuously for 48 hours MOie ihan an inch fell m Lon don the downpour lasting for nine hours, which .means that the remarkable-' total of- more than 3, .tons of' .water deluged the country -around1 London before ten a. m 5or hourb jesterday wich was swept by a rainstorm., of unparalleled violence'in the course of hich a fall of six.'inches was re- corded. -..This eclipses all previous records iirthe British Isles. There" seems to" hef no immediate' prospect ot implement m coiili tions. The is extremely1 grave for agriculturists. Crops aie rotting on the ground. The records shon this to be the Wettest August since 1881, This Is ..the crucial time tor crops and least a fort- night of good, sunny- weather gives the crops a chance fo rjpen aud Its gathered the 1 nghsh harvest will be total failure. best. cjn-, ditions thp crop he only fair in quantity while in quahtv it -will tainly ho far helou the average It ib estimated'that .the J continuance of rains and the untoward weather of the last week has cost British farm- ers-close to in the de- struction-'of'crops, and another tort- nght of the same kind of neither will mean, a total loss of a quarter dollars hevEnglisb whea.t market is., now depending; on -America's prospects. The "crop 'reports from the United States are watched anxiously, as it is certain that large imports from' America this year wiil he needed. The "total sales of wheat in -the Lon- don market last week was only 18- 500 quartets at an average price ol 35' shillings and six pence, as pared, with quarters at .in j average price of 31 shillings and Winter Wheat Nearly All in Stock While Cutting is General Spring Wheat and Flax Ripening Herald's Special'Report PIN CHER CREEK HALL BYLAW CARRIED Pincher Craek" AUB. the people .of pincher Creek want a new municipal building wn abund- antly evidenced yeiterday .when the burgeites turned-out In and carried by. law by a vote oM05 to: 25. It will be remembered that the by- law wai quavhad, by Judge Craw- ford at Macleod owing to irregul- arities. The council will make every effort to have the work start- ed at once, ai the frlani" have been approved and there ir-no need for further delay; THREATENED TO SHOOT THEM UP CRAZY MAN .ALARMS GUESTS CHICAGO" HOTEf-7-CLERK CRIPPLES HIM Chicago, A'ug ot smdll .Michigan Avenue' Hotel were panic stricken carty today when an unidentified, man. strolled 'the lobbj anil announced that lie "going tojull ovetjhodj' Drawing he firctl, tliree shots at Ross Odell, the clerk, who returned the fire, sending fhe bullets into .The. man probably fatally injured Police helieve he is. insane, jured. Odell was unin- AN OLD FRIEND BOBS UP AGAIN MILFORD DOCKS COMPANY TRY- ING TO REVIVE FAST, STEAM, SHIP SEflVICE PROJECT London, A-ug. a the Mlltord Docks Company, the chaiiman said the visit of Premier pence during the same neek last jcir Borden had levned interest in the The "prospects of good crops in Am- a large surplus for ex- port, have held the price down- so fur, .and America is looked to to. save the situation in England. MR.-A.'G. ROSS BEREAVED -Toronto, Aug. McDonald wife of William Ross, of Cheslej Ontario, died at the General'hospital here aged sixty-two years. She is.survived by her husband, two sons W. M. Ross of .Calgary, and A. G. Ross.-ma-auger of the Trusts aiid Giiar- a.tite'e company, limited, at Calgary and two daughters. A PIONEER STORE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT Minneapolis, Minn., mond Backus, aged 22, son of E, W. Backus, of the Lumber Co., was accidcntfclly shot killed when Jie tripped over his rifle, while hunting neir Intornationjt Falls flUnn., yesterday, .Tiiq .hiillet, entered his cheek and into brain Tlln office ind itore conduoUJ by Jai. Seraesnl, J. P., establishment Qf a fast Canadian steamship, service. The. chairman said he had'represented "to Premiers As- quith and 'Borden-the of a pronouncement by the Jmperiil auth- orities which be fav- ored. He had euggested. that a cotn- hination of -the two ports of Milford Haven and .Bristol; would best the requirements of-the'service. Crop reports received by the.Herald today from various points i Alberta indicate that good progress Is being made with cutting and outlook Ii of the most pleaung character. While reports vary it would be 1" safe ultimate to state tbat at least fifty per cint of the grain i> in and the binders are buiy in' every" section Some fields are slow, and lite sowing is goino to mean late cutting, but eighty per cent should be in the' stook within the next twelve day's. Flax Is reported slow south of the city, due to late rains, but.east it Is nearly ready for cuKlng. There has been very little threshing done as yet but to i yuld of twenty to thirty bushels for wheat and fifty to eighty for oatfc There is a very large sereage of flax which will be a splendid yield. Barley _ Is about ready for cutting everywhere and Aill about double wheit Ni yield. There aft no complalntt of scarcity of labor anywhere and all towns port men arriving for work reports that men are refuemj a day with the farmers One or two points report wet delaying the cutting on low land but taken as a whole the conditions ceptlonally favorable and with a contmunnce of good weather for ten ori twelve days mor-, there will be nothino, to fear. Quite a large of the grain has pissed the milk stage the very stuff ll in Mr-. lous danger from frost. The history of the southern part of the province for the ten years shows that'there is comparative freedom from until well Into the second week in September after the 20th gf August M passed. Tabor Made a Record Tabcr, Aug per cent south and sixty per ccnt_ north ol the track cut is the estimate dno- grcss made in the hanest in this district Gram is ripening rapidly and tt is thought that cutting be continuous until all will st'ook i The first car of wheat to reach Winnipeg' this vear was'from It graded' No Tne, estimated'' ymlii is-20 to 30 bushels wiiK al gieater individual ywld, is coloring nicclr and will soon le ready [01 cutting Barley, too, is ripening quickly, and two should see the bulk ot the harvesting completed North of Taber the cto, s are simply magnificent aud there be high individual jields l Harvest help is none too Iherf has been no outcry ak jet. i Big Kteadnav Grassy iVe Grassy Lake, Aug ly early lams the crops made laptd progress in this district was started early Fully set entj per cent is in stook ill very tew late fields Flax is cnming along nicely'and tlieieSull be a big yield There has been no threshing done jet, hut thr machines -were PV- pected to start today or Wednesi'ny g the district as, a whole t' rre is no doubt but thifa is much lllejttsst year in its hiitorr All the hilp le- quired has been forthcoming to ('dte, and men now in the fields will the per the. no trouble in getting work on threshers when the gram is cut. Good Progitss at Carrlston Cardston, Aug 27 cent of the winter wheat is in stook in this district and cutting.'is' m piogress on the remainder Spring, whijat t riDenmg last and nearly !ready There will j.e no phenomenal yields, hiit'twentj-five on page 8) TO PREVENT A PACKED JURY, STATE ATTORNEY TAKING NO- CHANCES ON PERSONNEL OF INVESTIGATION JURY New York, Aug 27 Members extraordinary Grand Jury tbat hM icen summoned to Inquire into police blackmail, will be Investigated as to their real estate holdings by District. Attorney Whitman, who has discover ed that of the Grand Jury panat of fifty business men is part a hotel used for disorderly purposes. T.he State Attorney inslsti -that extTjoi dinary Grand Jury not have ev-en a remote connection with the police graft system, and saiy he challenge the jui 01 s in open court The nans that Police Waldo would publish a list owners, of gambling and disorderly houses caused a panic among the ho have deluged the police commis 4 sioner wjth frantic appeals not to mnke their namesA.public. DEPLETING THE STOCK RANCHES TWO THOUSAND MEN ARE NEEDED Vancouver, B.C., .Aug. .1. of the G. T. P., said today 'that two thousand' more men were" needed on construction work on his'lino'in British Columbia Unless an adequate number of men could be: obtai.ned.it would.take much longer to complete "the. railway than had been anticipated ror lho supplj. During the spring Mexican W. P. Slovens, live stock commis- sioner for the piovlnce, is in tho cl'y today.- Mr.'Stevens has just returned from a trip to Cardston whsrc he WRS looking, into crop and live stock conditions The commis- sioner is well pleased with the'Out, look for this jeaF, but states so much stock will be shipped from the ranges south of the city, this year foimerly The reason Is that sev- eral of the large ranches along the Milk Hirer-hare sold oiit; of their holdings within the past year, j A few weeks ago several eastern buj- ers visited Cardston and Mograth and BEATTIE .NESBrTT :IS- BETTER Toronto, Aug. bitt, who has -been 'ill in the hospital here for orar a week, Is getting slowly better, though not altogether out of danger. CARD8TON IS GROWING Cardston, la 4- to start this a-new Opera -House-here, which, will- fill aanuch ffllt'need. .It .will be of brick, roomy in'.dJmen- have up-tb-dato 4- Btagc. ia very brisk hero this year.' v t V range cattle were .shipped; Cardston country, and, placed .on Blood Reserve. are doiug'well but do not put beef on so quickly as, the native cattle Laige stacks haj are heing pnt up, and the cattle will be winter fed, and fattened on the grass next spring The Mexicans will form of supplj for the steers, which are to peform for the daring riders at the Stampede in Calgarj The management of the big round up have had men "in .the a :bunch of. the real long horn Mex critters will be shipped north'gome time this week; Crops all over the province are do- Ing well, and .the harvest period can he said to -be on. In the north, as wpll as the south, :-Mr.- -Stevens says the crop conditions during the past fewi weeks have been almost perfect. WHOLE FORCE IS IMPLICATED Brandon, Man., Aug. from certain charges brought against the local police force by teading mem- bers o-i the Social and Mora! Reform league, Brandon City Council has ap- pointed Judge Cumberland, to conduct a thorough investigation- into -the charges. The city and tho Social, and Moral Reform league will hayo legal repre- sentation. A resolution appointing Jnngo Cumberland was, a session of the "city. Council, and mentions the name of -ber of the-police'force and Bates as.well.- -It states' that -It 'has been alleged that the chief and have been negligent anr-e of duties with regard to'the and prosecution of baitdy houMi, gambling houses aud proetitutefi t In this city. It has also been alfecM the resolution anys, Out police Jo not perform their duties Influence of W connection, with othtn, ;