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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 29, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TEN PAGES Lethbridfffc, Alberta. Friday, August 29, 1913 PKICE-FIVE CENTS Number 220 SEVENTY-FIVE PER CENT OF CROP IN SOUTH ALREADY CUT Hoped That Vessel Will Sink Before Benzine Explodes GOING TO NEW ZEALAND Properly Loss Will be Ovw Two Hundred Thousand Dollars New York, Aug. 28.-Fire swept itbe petroleiun-oarryiag ship Burger-meister Hackman, on the Brooklyn watertront last night, destroying Ithousands ol tins o� oil and leaving the vessel a shell apparently ready to sink at her dock at any moment. The property loss was about $200,-000. The strip owners, a Hamburg con-ecrn, had chartered Iioc to an oil company to carry 150,000 tins of refined oil to New .'Zealand. The vessel was to sail Tuesday. The steamer was still a flaming torch in the But-i^ermllk channel this morning, lour-,teen. hours after her cargo had been fired by a spark created by a fric-Ijion.vhere two tin cans struck violently:^ last'flight. The 9,000 ton ves-' sel bad Hated fifteen^ feet to port at 9 o'clock, and the*, water was then withlii a few inohei of her deck. .^;,J^W^tBty^j)I three fire boats sur-^to!Jn|^?'^|)|e�GM^ft to pumped water : on .her- all*ni|nt. Notwithstanding, she .burned steadily. Blazing blocks of wood, dislcklged from her steel trame, floated .down the river, menacing- other crafts. Nino thousand- gallons of benzine had not been reached by the flames at 9 o-'clock, and flre fighters were feopeful that she. would sink before (tbls.-shQ.uld explode. Thouisands of parsons lining ^the water front were swept back by police reserves and a tone extending a block back from the river.was established through which ;H0 spectators � were; permitted to /pass,?; ' U V ' , The Buttermyk channel lies be-' tween,, the; crowded vsouth Brooklyn .water -front ani4 Goyerhor's' Island, -tho-lattercovertid along the shore with army stores and barracks. . LATER � The steamer sadk to the bottom late this afternoon. . EEK Of GOOD WEATHER tm HI �OOIIEI! *- DUCHESS OF FIFE, HER MOTHER, AND HER YOUNGER StS'TEK The charming Princess Alexandra (left) Dnchcss of Fife, is now- engag^d(i'*tir*Prince Arduir of C'on-naiight. In the centre is her mother, the Princess Royal, daughter of the late King Edward VIL, and on the right her daughter, Princess Maud, whose engagement ^rill be annoimcecl shoi*tly."'' FAIR A Loss Will Reach Over Hundjfed � Thousand Dollars- Tramp Bl^ed , .iontlon, Aug. 29.-Fire, which H is believed was caused by a tramp following the ^circus smoking in a cattle, shed early.today, swept the Western fair grounds, causing a loss of $100,llj' recognized ? Glyii-n.1�j ? Jia actlj' ? 8embIy.,H > T.ho vdC cogriltloii agaibst. fpverhor by f.lie As-JterJ'a/'ibitter debate, iin^favci- of such ro-^stOOd 48 for to 28 TO BEGIN WORK OCTOBER Moose Jaw, Aug. 28.7-C. D. Howell, of the grain comralsiloii, who Is hefre, on WednGsdny stated that work on the terminal elevator will -be started on October 1. This olaiiao will be inserted' in the contract for which ten^ dew are now being called. Bids will 'be received until September 20. Work on the elevator at Saskatoon will be started at tlie sanietlime. 0 Meaiclne Hat, Aug. 29.-Hon. Dr. Roche arrived liore last nlgbt, and this morning Is meeUng a delegation of ranchers, regarding g-raztag leases and' v&Bulatlons. H.e is also Investigating the condition 0* tha bomeutead-ers to see tihe advilsaWUty ot changing thc regulations to allow people on land not adapted foa- grain raising to prove up by raising stock. After Bpeoding all day here, where lie wtIII be the guest of the city, ihe gotes to Glelcheh to inspect!the reserve there and thence to Calgary to go Into the onattgo- of re-class'llylng C. P. R. tori-gatlon lands. His daug'hter Joins him at Calgary, and they will spend a short vacation at Banff. Retail merchants .here organized a branch, ot tlie Retail Merchants' association, aind elected temporary officers last night. OONT AGREE WITH WILSON'S POLICY London, Aug. 29.-London morning papers continue to fmtf little or no encouragement in the situation between-Mexico and the United States and, Bxpi-ess. strongest doubt as to ^ $.3.00 an acre be made free gifts like 1 homesteads., The speaker told of the ' ditliculties encountered because of'; drought, prairie fires, poor trails,! scarcity of railways and urged the' inecessity of allowing the making of 320 acres only as productive as a, quarter-section in more favored parts. , They said it was impossible 'to make payments required and do duties as well. Tliey aSK.that payment be abrogated or at least that]) the .settler be allowed to pUt the ' $480 into improvements. The minister of interior said it was a new situation to him and he could' _ make no promises, but w&uld take 1..; 'thevwhole matter up Vitfi^'t6c;gW--iWkpi, .Ral6tf-'t'he -deot^ r- I . J T if TL :-partment has' coMideifed-.cancelling P-eted LoOK'tOr LtiangCS interest on prc-eniptions,''hut making a free gift ot the land would require action by parliament and presented serious difficulties. Vancouver, .\ug. 29.-The street railway co:iip.i.iy has made one or two con.'cssioDs regarding Working hours more favorable lo the men than the finding of the arbitration board, and a rather better fef^ling exists today. It takes a two-thirds majority to call a strike. A mass meeting was held at midnight when the arbitration findings were further discussed. The meeting was very quiet and rtjrderly. AMERICAN on Crow Trains SO FELIX IJIAZ MAY NOT GO 10 JAPAN London, Aug. 29.-Felix Diaz, immediately after his arrival in London from Canada, yestordcy telegraphed to Mexico for information as to the laljest;developments. Ho declines "to make hny qomment whatever on the .�ituatipn until ho receives direct ad-vicep.ironi his own cpuntry, and his future'movements also, dspend on th? .nature of tlip ^^ews which reaches him."'-."' ' . . ; . * With the C.r.R. rushing construction on the Bassano-Swift Current cut-ofi on the main line, there is �j much speculation among railway men 'here as to the probable effect it will CM nnil.T have on passenger train schedules on rjy Ijrfl! ' the Crows Ntst branch. Many are o^ Lis ULni ,the opinion that Letiibridge will be, � _ 'the rca'n divisional point between Swaft Current and . Kootcnay Land-DIED AT GREAT FALLS ON HIS jng when the Bassano-Empress Ime is WAY TO HIS OLD HOME in operation, but as the line is still IN UTAH i'under construction and has not yet jbeen turned over to the operating de- -- partment, the rumors are only the Magrnth Aug. 29.-^A deep'feeling 'result of deduction of gloom has beein cast over the th6 ' Crows Nest trains meet the main entire town by the news received by ilfne trains now at Medicine Hat. telegram last evening of the death With the opening of the -new line, it yes'te-rday ot Peter G. Clarke,--at '^v^" be necessary to run the trains Great Falls, Mont., while on his ,,ay �rlgl>t through to Swift Current, over to vmx. For a yeir he has suffered apoth"- division. That will make four intensely from cancer of the jaw. He divisions l;etweenICootenay Landmg Jma conBulte'^:I^t*^^''^'''sc is the centre o.O the with the Leptlon of a son, Drew ^"^1^ ^r"" .landing to who leaves this .morr,ing. A. Merce; Vrt"""''''/ n '^'1'''�'''' i,, ,i, f __ .1 distance of 281 miles. From Swift was also along to help them on the Lethbridge is a distance , V , . of 2r)l miles. These distances arc cen- Mr, Clarice was chairman of the Sla-- ^^^^^^ ^he proper distance for grath sdiool board and wasj.ouiisell- {^oal passenger trains, so that it is or to BiEihop Levi Harker., He was a ^rgUed that locals will travel east pus-her and ,a booster, and w^s aVWay-i and west from here, making Leth-a leading,figure in all public; enter- bridge the meeting point. Such a prises. Magrath has lost a good oltl- change would mean much to> Leth-zen, and the entire district teolg his bridge, and would make it practical-It'ss, and extends heartfelt sympathy ly certain that a divisional superin-to his stricken widow and f.imily. ! tcndent would be located here with- Hlis body will be taken on to Utah : out delay, tor burial, . Britain's Lord Chancellor Reaches New York-Busy for Five Days 'New York, Aug. 29.-The steamship Lusitania, hearing Viscount Hal-dance, the first ford ftigh chancellor of .Great'Britain to leave his country for 400 years, entered New; York harbor this morplng. A reception committee consiStiiig of representatives of the Uhitfe'd States government and of the AniericaD Bar- association, whose giiest he will be during a five days' Visit in this country and Canada, waited at the pier to welcome the distinguished visitor to the Miiii-cd States. ' ' - ' After^a,reception aboard ship. Lord Haldane' aiid 'his party, which in-oliides Sir Kenneth Muir-Mackenzie, clerk of the crown, and Miss Elizabeth Haldane, the chancellor's sistsr, were escorted to;the Hotel Plaza, where ho received newspaper men, for the first interview he has given to the press since election to his : high office. A sight-seeing tour of New York City  late: this afternoon was the first event of the many arranged for his ; entertainment. Tonight he will be . the gue.^t at a dinner given by C. A. SeveraUee of St. Paul, a member of ! the American Bar Association. To-' morrow J.-P. Morgan's yacht "Cor-! sair", will take him to West Point, ' where he will review -the cadets. As ja former secretary of state for war, Lord Haldane is expected to find unusual interest in this event, j Hon: Charles J. Doherty, minister of justice of Canada, and Sir Lomer Gouin, premier of the province of Quebec, ^vill ,be at . .West Point to .meet the chancellor and will accom-� pany him to Albany, where the minister of .justice will entertain him at dinner in the evening. ' At midtiieht the party will leave lor Montreal, .and on fMonday afternoon the Cliancellor will address the annual meeting of the {American Bar a.ssociation in that city and receive the degree of Doctor of Civil Law from McGill university. His busy five days will end in New York Tucsd-iy, when the chancellor will again board the Lusitania for his homc^vard voyage.. Harvest Weather Up to the Present Has Been Per-fect--Crop is Going to Yield Better Than Was Anticipated Earlier in the Season--Elevators Now Receiving New Grain AVERAGE YIELD MAY REACH 20 BUSHELS In Several Districts There Will be a Number of 35 to 45 Bushel Crops-Late Grain Sown for Feed Will Come Through With a Fine Yield-Threshing is in Progress in a Number of the Districts Ten days of w/hat farmers adnnit has been the finest harvest weather ever seen In Southern Alberta, has put the major portion of the 1913 crop In the �took. An average of 75 per cent, of the crop Is cut. One week from Saturday nlQht will see practically everything down, afld a nice percentage of the threshing done, provided of course the good vraather continues. There la very little scar'clty of labor. Some points require a few men. Thrashing gangs are being made up, and the drain on the labor supply Is heavy. Elevators all over the south are cleaned out. To the east and south, they have been receiving new grain fop the past week. West and north threshing will start next week, when the elevators too will get busy. Bow Island leads the.,, district, with 95 percent, of all gralfli Clit. MlJk Rlver~claSp�8'-th�; recordf .as In 1912, for .the tlr8ji'ViaraTn-''sbld .ift - a Southern AlbertaifftlftVatbr. Such, In a few words, Is the oftt^cfl-tion of the hervest In Southern Alberta today. The crop Is a good average, the yield being somewhat batter than was expected th'ree or four weeks ago, before the drenching rains of the first few days of August. Farmers are racing vWth the possible advent of Jupiter: Pllvlus, and Old Sol so far has been with the fai-m-ers. It Is a race which, so ifa, has meant millions of dollars In the pock-ets'of the farmers. Taking the district �-� whols, th� following summary will give  very close Idea of the advancs mods the harvesters to date: Winter wheat-All out. Spring wheat-^75 per cent, out, r Oats-80 per cent, out Barley-Practically all down. Flax-40 per cent cut, nearly t.\t ripe. Late crops, many of them'sown for green feed, will be cut next week If the good vtreather holds, and will be among the best yields In the south. Average yield of wheat-About 20 bushels. Some record yields will go, as high as 40 or 45 bushels In the Caf-mangay district. Oats will average about 550 to 60 bushels, according to the d'strlc.t. v Labor-No over-supply, but tew .cpijt-.. � plaints. Warnei^ � needs a few 'men"' right away. . Carmangay; will need more also. � Quatlty of grain-No grwin- Woraa.-than No. 2 Northern has been'bought-by a Southern Alberta elevator so far,; , ao.fcdrding t,o Herald repots. , � � > ' From' all accounts Southern Alberta will' have for .shipment this fall as' large, If not a larger volume of grain than ever before. Railway figures of other years show that Southern Alberta has shipped over 22,000,000 bush-els. This should be touched this year. In order to tiet authentic information .on the crops, the Herald thia morning called' up farmer�jand elevators at a number of typical points In the south. BRIEF REPOmS E OUIIE POINTS SAMUELS ARRIVES DIOCESE OF EDIVIONTON General Diaz said to the Associated 'Press today that he had not yet decided' whether to proceed on his mission to Japan or to return to Mexico. Sho.uld his friends in Mexico nominate hira tor the presidency at! the October elections, he said- ho I would return. His trip to Japan] was interrupted, he explained, ^ be-' cause he was adviseil in.Caniida that; i.nerqwas illness in the'Japanese' Emperor's family. L CREATED BY SYNOD Winnipeg:, Aug. 2S,--Within the ppace of five minutes , two resoiu. tions creating the dicoeees of .firan-don and Edinionton were passed this nfternoon by the provincial synod of Rupert's T^and. OT.vIn.g to these proposals having been dlsooisaed at length on previous Bltti.&gs, It only needed their reading to receive the assent of the synod, . GAYNOR WILL RUN .; New York, Aug. 28.-A .mud-ilied political situation, which the city already faced, was further complicated today by the authorized declaration from Mayor Gaynor at his Long Island'I'ttTPi that he will iim for �re-eleiction on an independent' ticket. : Rlmoiiski, Que., Au.g. 29.-Right Hon. Herbert Samuels, the British postmaster general, arrived in Rlm-ouski on board the Empress of Britain last night and left by special train for the Tobique Salmon club, N. B. a few minutes later. Himouski town presented hini with an addr^es of welcome to which he cordtally replied. He Is going through to the B. C. coast soon with Hon. L. P. Pelletler. , DEAN BRAITHWAITE , RETIRES Calgaiy Aug. 28.-The resignation of H. E. kalfchwalte, M.A., Ph.D., a� dean of Calgary's Universilty, was announced 4oa^y._ Hev., A. McVVlUIams has ibfien\_a.ppolnted reylstnvr and bur^ sac :� K- Bow Island - Cutting for three weekr; 95 per cent, cut; all threshing outfits busy; fla.v ciit or ready for binder; n.o labor shortage; elevators taking grain since "Monday; all grading No. 1 and No. 2; finish next week. In homestead country soutih of Bow leiland. in 8-11, where' crops were burnt, they came along well Eifter the raiin, and -wheat Is averaging about 15 TiushelB. Average yield in Bow Island district, 20 bushels. Taber-^Wheat 85 per cent, cut; oats 100 per cent.; 'bflirley 100 per c^nt; flax 75 per cent; three thresihing ma. .chines working; threshing general. I next week; no labor storta^e; eleva;-i tars open one car shipped. Average yield, 15 bushels., I Macieod-Wheat 50 per cent,; cut; ; barley all cut; oats one-tbfrd cut; no complaint of labor; one tihreahlng ma-olilne started; fcvmers' elevator opens Monday; no grain shipped. Average yield 17 or 18 bushels. , , I Plncher Creek-All winter wheat : cut; 60 per cent, spring �wheat; 60 per cents, oats and all barley; to labor |s;liortage; tbreahing commences next week. Average yield, .wheat 20 bushels; oats 50 bushels. Claresholm-Cutting should be finished this week; every acre ripe! no labcr shortage; tlwesliing starts next week; acreage somewhat reduced owing to increase of summer fallow; should ship 800,000 or 900,000 bushels. Average yield close to 25 bushels'; Carmangay-Thirty per cent, cut, will finish next week if fine weather; labor all taken up, some sthortage; threshing starts next, week." Average yield of wheat about-32 bushels, though, some pieces will.go 40 to 45. There are six elevatdirs at this point, which will stotp over a million ibushels-again (ihls'year; Monarch - Eighty .per cent, out; threshing under way; no labor shortage; cne field wheat belongilpg to D, M. RoBB, right in tow.nsite, went"40 �bushels to acre. Average y'eild 25 to 30 bushels. This Is one of the best dlglTlcts In the soutl^ tlilg..^^afj _^ _ . Iron Springs-Ninety-five t)er pent. cut; some threahlnig doner loOM fields of wheat go 30 to 8S biudiel* to acre; oats spotty Trttih wWid*;" hot mucfc flax. Average yield 20 to .28 bitahela.' East of Noble-Half ou/t; cropit heavy; lot of flax and lot of It cut. Average yield about 25 bushelf. Noble-Noble' Foundation Co. finish cutting Saturday sight; averaga yield.will be around 22 ibushel*. Soma threshing done. ' . ' KIpp-Good and poor oropa; 9B per, cent. cut. V ' Warner-^V^leat 60 per cent cut; oats 30 per cent;- barley 75 per oent�, and flax 10 per cent; some laborerai. wanted Imniedlately; tihreeihlng is gen^ cral, and cutting will finish next week,. Average ySeild will be 25 'bushels.. Teti-niey Bros, have sold ox},'ten da)^|5 The stool is on the spot^ano p?" will not take.^^ong^4o^.pla^eii|'f position, /The ;ro^ds:kadlnK'^li the bridge, .from eftliepiji'i.si^ij*!! the-.river are-now. JMsinE. pUt, jfct' splendid shi^pe. / 74 71 74 94 83 ;