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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 28, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume V. Lethbridge, Alberta. Wednesday, August 28,1912 Number 220 IS THE LOGICAL SHIPPING POINT FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA PREMIER BORDEN RECEIVES SUFFRAGETTE DEPUTATION Ladies Hand Out Plain Talk With Implied Threat That Strenuous Efforts May be Introduced in Canada-No Encouragement London, Aug. 28.-For nearly an Jiour this morning, Premier Borden listened courteously and patiently to the speeches of the five ladies forming the deputation of the Women's Social and Political Union, the organization which gained notoriety through its militant, suffragist methods. The meeting was in the Savoy Hotel, the Canadian Premier receivihg the quintette in his private sitting-room. The deputation comprised Kache) Barrett, Barbara Wylle, Mrs. TuckweH, Winnifred .Mayo and Kvelyn Sharp. Three of these ladies had �been in prison, a fact mentioned by one of the speakers. Premier Borden remarked to * laiter deputation who Waited on him a few minutes after the first had withdrawn, that he had little to complain of in their manner of putting their case before him. The meeting, as a matter of fact, was perfectly pleasant. Only once, when Miss Barrett gave something more than a suggestion that militant methods might Jbc urged upon th�ir adherents In Canada, was there any tendency to break the cordiality of the gathering. The Premier q uietly [hut firmly answered this hint hy the plain intimation that no sort of procedure outside of argument and rea son would have the slightest weight with him., . . . Miss Barrett took this Intimation quietly, and the fareweils between the Prmler and (his Interviewers were very friendly, the ladies appearing �well pleased with the reception tendered them, although it cannot be said that they took away anything very definite. Miss Barrett, in opening the speech making, said they took it almost for granted that Mr. Borden was favorable to women's suffrage. Nothing Doing Premier Borden: "You must not take anything for granted. I have not had much time to consider Ui� matter. I do not know whether you have studied the Canadian Constitution." Miss Barrett: "We are practical politicians. We want to talk to you as such. We want to know whether you will announce on your return to Canada that you intend to introduce and carry a measure giving votes to women on the same terms as men. That Is the real object of this deputation. We have an organization in Canada and the women there have asked us what they are to do to bring about enfranchisement." Miss Barrett, continuing, said she. did not want to go into the reason | why women should have voles, but In j any country where women had votes its laws were likely to give Justice to women. She admitted she was not an expert in Canadian affairs, but had heard from Canada of the injustice of the dower law. Premier Borden: "That is a matter in which I have no great power; it rests with the different provinces." Miss Barrett: "We have had letters bearing on this matter, in which Canadian women realize the injustice of the homestead law. We have women trained in agricultural colleges, yet the law of Canada makes it that th'ey cannot hold land except under special conditions." (Continued on page 9).        *   * TO MEET CAPT. SCOTT London, Aug. 28!-Commander Evans, R.N., second in com- *t which;'will proceed to the Po- �8� * lar regions to meet Captain 4�  Scott and his party. >   WHITMAN HAS Houses of Assignation Paid Graft for Protection MRS. J. BORDEN HARRIMAN Wife of a Long Island multi-million aire, who has undertaken the organ! zation of the women of the United States in support of Wood row Wilson's candidature for the presidency HARVESTING WORK DELAYED BY RAINS Manitoba a nd Saskatchewan Visited by Very Heavy Storms KAISER'S HEALTH IS PRECARIOUS PHYSICIANS ADVISE ABSOLUTE QUIET-LIKELY P08TP0NE PROGRAM C'assel, Hesse-Nassau, Aug. 28. - Kmperor William, who spent some hours out of bed tod.iy, suffered a slight rise of temperature at lied time. His Majesty's physicians ascribe this change in his condition' wholly to over-exertion and no other unfavorable consequences of his gelling up were observed. The swelling of his neck and ]i w muscles and glands arc lower. The physician attending the royal patient, however, is considerably disturbed. While the Emperor's visit to Switzerland to attend the army manoeuvres., has not yet definitely been cancelled, it is unlikely that it. will lake place, and it is certain that His Majesty will not make the trip if the weather continues unfavorable. The Emperor has expressed a wish to observe the final three days of the ''Kaiser Manoeuvres" in Saxony, whioh seems to indicate his fears that he will be unable to witness the preliminaries. The physicians are insisting that the Emperor exercise, the greatest care and take no risks, since the possibility of a return of the unfavorable symptoms is by no means excluded. Winnipeg; Man., Aug. 28.  Rains which were pretty general over the entire spring wheat country but especially heavy in the east central districts of Saskatchewan during the past twenty-four hours have . about put a. stop to harvesting operations and in many districts the binder will not be at work before Friday. Several points report bright, clear weather today with the prospect of resumption this afternoon on light and well drained lands. Work Stopped Several Days Portage La Prairie, Man., Aug. 28. -Heavy rain stopped harvesting operation all over the plains yesterday and although it will he some days before cutting is general again a few of the farmers have decided to continue operations at noou today if the bright weather of this morning continues. In'the Macdonald district tomorrow will be the earliest that cutting cfti be resumed, and around Oakville it is not thought likely that farmers will be able to get to their crops earlier than Friday midday. Indications at midnight were for a slight frost, but no damage fron> that cause is reported. Delay at Moosomin Moosomin, Sask., Aug. 28.'-Harvesting operations have been completely retarded so far this week owing to damp and rainy weather. ThB prospects are not bright for cutting today. (Continued on page 8) THRESHED SPRING WHEAT Taber, Alta., Aug. 28.- W. E. Bullock today started threshing on bis 150-acre farm just east of the city limits. He is load|ng the grain right on to the cars, and expects the field to average 25 bushels to the acre. This is the first spring wheat to be hauled to the track here, and is plump and ot a fine color. The wheat was cut about two weeks ago, and is the first crop to be taken off this particular piece of land. STRANGE CONDUCT OF A PRINCESS REFUSED TO SEND WITNESS TO PROSECUTE MAN WHO DESTROYED SUIT CASE New York, Aug. 28.-Searching along the trail of blackmail that led up to the murder of; the gambler Herman Rosenthal, the State's Attorney now reportB a forih ot social evil from which colossal graft is yielded. This blackmail, he says, was obtained from about a dozen houses in this city, each of" which paid from $1500 to *2,-000 a month for police protection to the inspectors in whdse districts they were situated. � District Attornyy^ Whitman, has learned that these, bouses paid a high rate for protection; These houses were expensively furnished and decorated. Only the-proprietor and a few servants lived1 fii them. Callers were shown a list of nanies of �irls who could be called upon'To, come to the house when wanted. Opposite the names of these girls were their ages, and the list in the hands of the District-Attorney show that the ages of these grils range anywhere from 15 to 18 years of age. . Assistant Attorney Smith has been investigating this form of disorderly house graft for several weeks, and the results of his investigation will probably produce a sensation. THE GRAIN COMMISSIONERS HEAR AN EXCELLENT CASE MRS. BRAMWELL BOOTH Wife of the Chief of Staff of the Salvation Army. Her husband will probably succeed to the position of Commander-in-Chief WhyLethbridge Should be Selected as Inspection Point for Grain - May be Made an Order Point as Well Lethbridge, the centre of u grain inspection sub-division. Lethbridge, an order point, all cars being routed "from here. Boundaries of subdivision : Xorth- South boundary, Tp. 20. South-ln-ternational boundary. East-4th Meridian: West-Rocky Mountains. That is what Lethbridge is asking tor today. Lethbridge, speaking on behalf of the farmers and grain men in this district, is putting up a strong tight for this concession, the Board of Trade being the mouthpiece through which the farmers and others SPOKANE DELEGATES TO THE CONGRESS * �. BET ON HAULTAIN  ' -- FARMERS FIGHT THE MERCHANTS RESENT PREFERENCE GIVEN B C. POTATOS AND HAVE STARTED A RETAIL DEPOT London, Aug. 28.-The prosecution of Thomas Pritcbard, arrested last week on a charge of receiving and destroying a dressing case stolen on August 10th at Victoria station and owned by Princess Frederick Charles of Hess, sister of the German Emperor, failed yesterday at the Westminster police court through the le-fusal of the Princess to send witnesses to prove that the bag was in the custody of the railway which is officially prosecuting. An official said that the railway bad been in almost hourly communication with the princess, asking her to send a valet or maid as witness. To each request, however, she gave a polite negative and as there seamed no likelihood of her ever agreeing to send a witness, the railway withdrew the ch.irge. The police thereupon said they could not carry the mutter further and the magistrate discharged Pritchard. BURSTED MAIN CAUSED HAVOC TWENTY FEET OF A CHICAGO STREET TORN UP-PEOPLE DRIVEN FROM HOUSES Chicago, Aug. 29.-A broken main today flooded four blocks on the south side and drove residents in the neighborhood ot Thirty-First street and Wentworth avenue into the street. A thirty-six inch column of water tore up the pavement, making a hole twenty feet across into which a teamster inadvertently dropped and was rescued with difficulty. Basements were flooded and the foundations of several houses -were threatened before the water was shut off. Ottawa, Aug. 28.-One of the first acts of Hon. J. C. Doherty on his return to the capital will' be to consider the acceptance  of the resignation of Chief Jus-  tiee Wetmore, of Saskatche-  wan, which has been in the 6 hands of the Department of Justice for some time.  Two names are unofficially  mentioned in connection With G. Haultain. leader of the Op- positlon.in Saskatchewan, and James McKay, M. P. for Prince Albert.  � + 4 + � * .> * * �> 4 > > * Five Wealthy Ranchers and  Land Owners Appointed BUYING/OUT THE MAGRATH MINE W. H. JOHNSON OF LETHBRIDGE, GETS A 30 DAYS' OPTION FOR $15,000 REV. G. H. CORNISH DEAD /Toronto. Aug. 25.-Rev. G. II. Cor-mah, statistician of the Methodist General Conference, died here today ria hl6-78th.-y_eai\ PREMIER FISHER APPROVES Melbourne, Aug. 28.-Mr. Bramwell Calgarv, .Aug. 27.-A potato war is j ?*>tn'� P,a.n for ��e ^,ation, Arxmy , ' ' 6 , V j I to send widows and children to Aus- on here between farmers and mcr- j trftliii nas been received w|th cordial-chants. Incensed at what-they con- j ity by the federal Government. Prem-tend is discrimination against the | ier Fisher intimates that the govern-Alberta grown potato in favor of the i mtent is P^pared to assist in all gen-r, t- u , J, , i. v~~' , ! uine caset. British Columbia product, a number of farmers have organized and opened up a local potato market, shaving the price of tubers about one-third, as cam pared with the price asked by local grocers. The farmers are using advertising space in the local newspapers and doing a rushing business. Many farmers are writing to those back of the diiect-to-the-consumer movement and it is not improvable that a large farmers' co-operative selling organization may. bf, the re-sult� MONGOLIANS CAPTURE KOBDO St. Petersburg, Aug. 28.-Mongolians have captured the city of Kobdo in Western Mongolia. The Chinese soldiers composing the garrison begged the Russian consulate to provide them with a safe conduct to China. -_---1- SIMON JOHN'S NEW JOB Calgary, May 28.-Commissioner S. .1. Clarke will resign his civic position and take up his duties as superintendent of the Banff National parkj, on October 1, IS WANTED IN NORTH DAKOTA CALGARY POLICE NAB EDWARD BELL, WHO WILL GO BACK QUIETLY Calgary, Aug. 2S.-Chief Cuddy has received word from Deputy Sheriff J. A. Erickson, of Moody county, North Dakota, that an officer 'from his department is on his way to Calgary to take back to Moody county, Edward Bell, alias Miles, held by the city police on the charge of grand larceny. Bell was picked up on Saturday on Ninth avenue by Detective Charles Cox, following the receipt of a letter by Chief Cuddy from the deputy sheriff. In writing the slteriff said that Bell was a much warned man and stated that he was prepared to take extradition proceedings' to get. him back to North Dakota. But these proceedings, are not necessary, as Bell has expressed his willingness to accompany the officer without putting up* any, fight against extradition, Magrath, Aug. 27.-A deal is .pending here, which, if brought to a successful issue, will mean the turning over the holdings of the Magrath Coal Company to W. H. Johnson, of Leth bridge. The amount of money involved in the deal is $15,000. This anouncement was made to your correspondent yesterdap by a well-known mining agent, who is handling the mine for the company. "Prospects are good for the mine changing hands, as a thirty-days' option has 'been taken on the property hy Mr. Johnson, of Lethbridge," said the gentleman, "and 1 believe that he has a very favorable opinion of the worth of the property." The coal is of good commercial quality, and with a progressive man in charge of the mine, it -ought to be a paying proposition before many mouths. ' Assistant Government Engineer Wll son visited the wnrkB of the company a short time ago, and he was high In his praise of the coal, believing that as the shaft penetrated deepor the quality of the coal would he correspondingly enhanced. Very little work has been done in the diggings for a number of months, with the result that the shaft is not In the veTy best condition at the present time. But two experienced men are now busy clearing the debris, and putting the mine in shape for effective work. There is a splendid market for the coal, and it is to be hoped that it is under operation for the fall rush. FROM THE HOME OF TRUSTS Toronto, Aug. 27.-A petition to tho government, aBking for the appointment of a Royal commission to investigate the alleged meat trust operating in Canada has been drafted by the City Council. Copies .will be presented to the various municipalities lor the purpose ot securing, their co-operathm; - v The executive offices of the . International Dry-Fanning Congress have received word of the appointment by the county commissioners of Spokane county, Wash., of the five official delegates of that county to the/'ongretfs here next October, and the selections are among the most progressive and prominent men in the eastern part of that state. 1  The delegation is headed by Daniel Morgan, a banker, capitalist and land owner, who is reputed to be the second largest holder of farming lands in the state of Washington, and who is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Congress, and has been a visitor to Lethbridge this summer. Others on the delegation are David Brown, head of the big Hazelwood Dairy company, a multimillionaire landowner and practical farmer, and one of the leaders in the great development work about Spokane ; 11. J. Neely, another large land owner and farmer, who has developed large fanning districts in the Spokane valley ; Hon. Richard A. Hutchinson, state senator from Spokane, and the largest landowner in the state, with interests in the millions ; and R. ln-singer, manager of the Hypotlieek Bank of Spokane, a large property holder and the financial representative of the enormous interests of the Holland Dutch, whose investments in eastern Washington are in the millions. Each of the delegation is a member of the Spokane Chamber of' Commerce, and the assurance of their attendance and participation in the Congress has been received. interested are speaking to the Board of Grain Commissioners who went .into session at ten o'clock this morning in the city council chamber. If Lethbridge is created an inspection point there is every possibility that it will also be created an order point. That means that all grain inspected here will be held in the cars awaiting the instructions of the shipper, who may route it to any destination, east or west, as ho may wish," secure in the fact that he has been given a. government certificate as to the grade at which the car of grain will have to be accepted when it arrives at its destination. It is going to be a big fight to get the concession, but the chances are slightly in favor of the claimants, the farmers who will benefit so much by the creation of an inspection subdivision here. One Serious Point There is one matter which stands in the way of Lethbridge being created an inspection point. Cars must be held here 24 hours to be inspected. There, are annually about 10,000 cars to be inspected in this district. The question the commissioners are asking is: "Will the' creation of an inspection point in Lethbridge seriously affect the; transportation facilities ? If it-will add to the congestion in moving-western grain, it is a serious matter.' If not, all that is necessary is to get an order point, and the problem, will be solved." Prof. Magill, chairman of the commission, is presiding at; today's meeting.' With him art- Commissioner' Staples and Chief Inspector, v 6... Series. Commissioner Cibbs, the. chairman,explained, was unable to lie, present owing to his absence in the east. W. C. Ives is handling the case for the Board of Trade, and during the morning session presented some very-weighty arguments showing that, it-it is the desire of the Board to aid the producer to overcome the on-' I stacles which stand in his way in I getting the fullest return for bis la-, j bor, there should be little hesitation in granting the request which he would prove to be general all over Southern Alberta. (Continued on page 8) ITALIAN FLEET CAUSES ALARM WAR SHIPS OFF SYRIAN COAST GIVES NATIVES A NERVOUS CHILL Beirut, Syria, Aug. 28.-A squadron of Italian warships, comprising six vessels, anchored off this port this morning. Their object is uukuawn. The city is well p'atrollod by the Turkish garrison, and all is quiet. The war vessels had previously recon-noltered the port of Jaffa in Palestine, and also the Syrian seaports of Haifa and Acre, but had not attempted a landing, or fired any shots. The population of the coast towns, however, show Bigns of nervous tension, feuring a repetition of the bombardment of last February, when sixty non-combatants were killed and many Were wounded in the streets by the Italian fire. At that time a number of old Turkish gunboats, as well as cruisers and a torpedo boat, were sunk, while lying at anchor in the port, , ,  BIG RACE FOR NEW OIL FIELDS CAPITALISTS RUSHING MACHINERY TO OKOTOKS DISTRICT TO BORE FOR OIL Calgary, Aug. 28.-With the 120*000 worth of oil-drilling machinery released from the Canadian customs in Calgary on Tuesday morning and shipped at once to Okotoks, where it will be freighted to the Segur fields ou Wednesday and Thursday, the big race for the finding of oil in Southern Alberta between the MeDougall-Se-gur Exploration Company, the Standard Oil interests and the Calgary Canadian Petroleum Gas Products Co. is now on, and, according to Ira IS. Segur, the California expert, who will have charge of the oil drilling operations for the first-named company, the first drill will be dropped In the new fields on Tuesday next. -\ "Our timber, is already on the ground," said Mr. Segur on Tuesday morning, on his return from the fields, "and inside of ninety days I think that we will have (struck oil." According to Mr. Segur the machinery will be unloaded at Okotoks. on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning, and the rig builders who are now on the field, will have their wprk started on Thursday. They' will' be finished inside five days and the^drill will be dropped on Tuesday uex least. , "After that it is only a question of time before we strike oil," said Mr; Segur. "Personally, I expect to have oil within ninety days, although I unj derstand experts of the other coju-v panles Interested stated that thirty sixty, days -will- show results,"* ;