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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOi II. LETHBRIDQE, AUBCRTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 30, I Ml. NO. at INFATUATED WITH THE WEST Two Members Of Par- liament Looking Over City "We heard so much about this country that we had to get off. and take look at it." said Geo. Parent M.P. for Montmorency to the Herald representative this morning, Mr. Par- ent, in company with 3Mr. Ohisholm, member for Autigonish, N. S., are on their way to Seattle Fair and are seeing Lethbridge today. And they saw more than they ever heard about the gentlemen affirm. Like almost everyone who comes to Alberta they are struck with the fact of what little they really knew about it before. "We had no idea what.it was really like." The visitors declared that they are now as optimistic as the rest of UB as to the future of our province. Mr, Chisholm exclaimed regretfully, "If I only had the cash I would buy you and. he meant it too. They find a stir and movement, a confidence in the people they have not known before. Mr. Parent finds a vast difference in the farming meth- ods and facilities here to the "'habi- tant" farms of his native province. "You have a better way and greater facilities for farming than we have in the east." At fche same time he thought that money must be neces- sary before- .any results could be achieved. He seemed surprised to learn that men have made good with practically nothing; to start with. Sir, Parent, who is a French Can- adian by the .way and in whom, the artistic temperament is strong, was particularly struck with the attract- ive appearance of the streets of btidge. The puolic square; he ex- claimed, "is a great idea." Hr. Parent stated that the surplus population of Quebec is no longer heading for the United as been, the case for a number of years, that .he has seen Alberta his wonder is that more have not come out here. The gentlemen will take in the sights of Lethbridge. this after- noon with Hon. Dr. .DeVeber. They Jjeave tonight for Seattle. Mr. Barent is one of the youngest members of the House of Commons, Slick Crook In the Cells Toronto, Aug. better known as-Fritzie Chapman one of the slickest crooks in America is in the cells here on his way to Chatham, Ont., to stand his trial fo stealing cash, and a numbe of chegues and drafts the property o the now defunct Sovereign bank on December 1. 1906. Diehn and a con federate spotted the bank clerk, knew his route, and by a clever ruse sub stituted one of their own bags for the one the clerk used. Quinn wa arrested and is now serving- three years at Kingston. Diehn escaped arid last year was arrested attempt- ing to steal a diamond piin from one of the Elks .at their big convention in Pasadena. California. After that arrest he was .identified as one of the men who stole the bank's mdney and after fighting extradition was ordered to Chatham for trial. BOUGHT WESTERN STEERS Montreal, Aug. of northwest steers brought per hundred on the local west end mar- today. MUCH BREAKING IN THIS DISTRICT A Wonderful Transformation In Country North Of Winnifred and a son of the former premier Quebec. of NO DAMAGE DONE Winnipeg, Man., Aug. re- ply to wires sent out to districts where there were known to be crops that might he damaged by frost in- cluding Indian Head, Broadview, Gilbert Plains, Humboldt, Lloydmin- ster, Battlefordj Abernethy, Esterhazy and Yorkton, a, sufficient number of replies indicate that no frost calcu- (From the-Herald's -Travelling Cor- respondent) Winnifred, Aug. settlemen extends for about ten miles to the north of Winnifred. 'There is an.av erage of about two .families in everj section. Everybody has been -trying to do some breaking. A few of; the settlers have been here over a year but-most of them came in-this sum mer. Some settlers have been able {t bres-k only a few..acres this, their firsY'ye'aiY but others have broken as C.P.R. IS VERY BUSY JUST NOW Building Sidings and Laying New Track The work that the C. P. R. is do- ing around Lethbridge is more than the average citizen has "any idea of. Among smaller things, being done is a spur track being laid .at.; the Ex- perimental ,F arm, which will be com- pleted tonight. This track is put in enable the farm to ship lie grain and for the unloading of the matei- als for the provincial jail being erect- j ed across the road from the farm. j The heavy steel, is being laid on j he big bridge. It is 85 Ib. steel. On Saturday, 'Voting Superintend- em A. Hobkirk, Engineer E. D. Smith md S. B. Mitchell the local agent- of EIGHTY PER CENT. OF GRAIN CUT Harvesting in this district is going on apace. Those who were out in the country o.n Saturday estimate that at least eighty per cent, of the grain is cut and the rest will be down in a few days. Threshing is under way in all parts and are losing no time '-in getting their grain -in shape that they can sell it on .short notice. PASTOR UNDER ARREST IN N.B. DEAN EGAN DEAD A Baptist Clergyman Charged With Very Serious Offence Must Keep Off the Boulevards St. John, N. B., Aug. sen- Toronto, Ont., Aug. Very sation was caused at Woodstock last iRev. Dean Egan, prominent priests one of the most night by the arrest of Rev. F. Alli- in Ontario, Currier, B.A.. formerly pastor of company, motored out to the1' he end of the new Maeleod-Lethbridge dvision The track is now laid twelve idles out and is going down at the ate of over a mile a day. They will tart ballasting this week and will iriug from 120 to 150 cars of ballast day from the Elkan pit near Ta- >er. The steam shovel is being in- tailed there now and the track to e pit is laid. A new material yard will be put n seven miles west of the city which handle all materials ior the new ine between Lethbridge arid Carman- ay. This work is to be rushed rouh as fast as possible. here yesterday. He was a native of Woodstock and lately of a prominent Ireland where he was born in 1347. i Wiampeg church. Mr. Currier is charged with obtaining money under false pretences from William Everett, of Upper Woodstock. He was placed in jail but later released on bail. Tie 'charge is that Currier sold to Upper Woodstock people lots in Watshorn Valley, B. C., which he described as a paradise for fruit growing, and he showed samples of fruit "to prove his statements. Several persons bought lots and several went out to- Wat- shorn. It is now charged that Cur- rier" grossly deceived all the people. ANOTHER BLOCK FOOOUNDSL Thos. McNab Takes Out Permit For Two Storey Structure Tne boulevards .of our city streets were placed there to look, at and not to walk on. People have been told that in various ways but apparently seem to have disregarded tJae warn- ings. The police have taken tbe matter.'up now, and- several arrests were made this .morning for trespass- ing. The police officers are determin- ed that the nuisance will be stopped in time, und are going t0 let no of- fence pass thatfccoines under their no- tice. It is to be hoped that the citi- zens will take note of this warning to escape prosecution, and at the same time preserve these beauty spots that iiave cost so much time and money to complete. STRATTON'S CROSS PETITION Toronto, Aug. S'. Sfcratton, M.P., on Saturday filed his cross-pe- tition against J H. Burnham. In it he makes 139 specific charges against Mr. Burnham. lated to curred. damage late grain" had oc- SERIOUS FIRE AT WARNER Big Livery Stable Was Com- pletely Destroyed By Fire Warner iiad a serious fire on Fri- day afternoon, when in some un- known, way the fine big livery stable owned by Leffingwell and Bgam took lire in the hay loft an-d was burned to the ground. The horses, harness, and rigs were all 5a.veu. The loss is heavy as the stable vras one of the largest best eauipped in Southern Alberta. high as twenty-five or thirty acres. 'Next spring they will be here on the ground and will' be able to do some spring breaking. It might b? safe io calculate forty or fifty acres of crop from each section next year." While the second year's crop will double or treble for the settlers will be -on the ground and will have -one crop to help them get straightened to do more. In Tp. 12, E. 9, there is no school yet but there are enough Three families each have five or more children of school age and several other families have two or three. Ben Eeed, who lives on Sec. 22, Tp. 12, E. 9, about nine miles northeast of Winnifred, has about thirty acres of of the best crops in the country. He has been told that his oats will go over a hundred bushels to the acre, and that his spring wheat will' go forty bushels. John W. Crawford, who lives sev- en miles north east of Winnifred just came in this spring but has buildings up and a good garden and a small patch of' crop- but; will .have thirty acres or more of crop next year. Emil Johnson who lives about six miles north of Winnifred, just settled this spring too late for any grain crop this year but will have ;as much in crop as he can next year, probably about fifty acres. There are five chil- dren of school age at this one house. He lias a good garden. Chas. Dowler and P. 0. Warner live about nine miles north east of Winnifred and together have twon-: ty-five acres in crop, wheat and oats, which are both a good crop. It isj all cut and stacked. They have al-j ready fifty acres more broken and; buildings on both places. Counting breaking next spring they will have (Continued on Back Page.) BUly Calvert Likely Choice '.Ottawa, Aug. is stated on pretty reliable authority that Chief Liberal "Whip Caivert, M.P. for West Middlesex, is to succeed the late Robt Reid on the .National Transcontin- ental railway commission. Kingston, Ont., Aug. adian Locomotive works has closed a contract with the Grand Trunk Railway Company for 25 endues. Thos. McNabb will put up a two- story brick store and office building on the east side of Bound street be- tween Duflerin. and Bompas streets. The contract price is This will mean valuable business block for the city. Two other building permits were taken out jihis morning, Thos. Stubbs for a brick dwelling on London road to cost and Wra. Henderson for sample rooms on the east side of Hound street in the rear of the Bal- moral hotel at a-cost of 'BIG PEACH CROP Leamington, Ont. Aug. peach crop in Essex county promises to be unusually large this year. Ex- perts claim that it will be fully 25 per cent, greater than last year. MORI HARVESTERS COM 1NG Winnipeg, Aug. of the C. P. in the city estimate between four and five thousand harvesters! will arrive in the city tomorrow, coming from'.' points east of Toronto brought west in four special trains. GREAT BRITAIN TO HELP Melbourne, Aug t the Age, Great Britain will contribut annually to the propose Australian squadron. A GREAT LOSS OF LIFE BY FLOODS A Terrible Disaster Strikes Monterey In Mexico BELIEVE IT WILL RIVAL COBALT Discoveries Of Gold and Sil ver North Of Prince Albert A; R. I. STARTS KIMBALL Grain Shipments Have Started The A. K. I. Co. com- menced work this morning on" their .extension from Cardston to Kimball. That spells pro- -gress for the company and 'the district. LINE- The first grain of the season has i come in over the A E. I. line. Two carloads of No. 1 Northern came in from Stirling Saturday night en route for .Fort William. Shipments-will; be' general over the couatry this week ii is expected and the .railway com- panies are busily engaged preparing to meet the coming rush. HARVESTING NOW IN PROGRESS IN THE PINCHER CREEK DISTRICT Slight Frost Did Not Do Any Damage To Grain-Heavy Rains In the District Last Week Pincher Creek, Aug. Friday Bight n rather severe frost view. The youth and beauty of Pin- fore-runner of Foster's predicted sea- cher Creek attended in large numbers, son. of electrical storms between the prevailed in this farmers The program, containing ex- j26th of the present month and an interviewed from different portions of the country state that nO damage to the crops resulted in consequence, the urable and enjoyable one throughout. The various renditions by the band evidenced the fsct' rain being too lar advanced for the every player was an expert at Ms in- dividual instrument, "an-d the leader, F. 0. Smart, is to be congratulated oa the efficiency of the organization. rost to affect it. Summerview dis- trict is elated over the fact that cut- operations commenced there on the 10 th of weeks ear- lier than that of any other district j Lynch and Miss Grace Bogart, and in this part of the province. .In. the j the following gentlemen, Messrs. Or- chard, Allison, Nutter. Sanders, Col- claug-h, Fournier and Rygg, the last named being from Lethbridge, whose violin solo playing brought down the Two choruses were given by large choir comprising the best male and female voices in the town. ceptionally fine numbers, was a pleas- j early date in September. With the exception of the date mentioned, tne weather has been of the most con- thait each and i genial character for harvesting, and the fanners are exceedingly glad that such is the case. Chas. Dixon, C. P. R. locomotive engineer, of Lethbridge, was here last week visiting his brother, a progres- sive farmer at Fishburn. The mother of these yoiuig men, accompanied by The ladies taking part during- the evening were llrs. Nicholls, Mrs. Prince Albert, Sask., Aug. Yesterday afternoon a party of seven prospectors and guides arrived back in Prince Albert after six weeks spent in the Lac LaRonge and Churchil region. They brought specimens of silver, gold and copper ore that have created quite a sensation. Thb party consists of Cummings and his wife, Beard, a Broughton. "UVF. Brunne, reputed to be the best prospector for his years on "the and wfio made many rich finds in the Cobalt camp, left the party last week and on'three weeks provisions determined to lo- cate the mother lode -of silver. He sent back with the pai'ty samples of silver ouartz that are almost identi- cal with samples from Co-bait. Brunne sent word that if'three weeks' provisions would not suffice he could subsist on moose meat an-d jack rab- bits as the quest... was close. Those who know Brunne believe he will the goods and open up another Cobalt, as he was the man who dis- covered the Larder Lake field, and he knows his business as few men do. jThe Board of Trade is making every j effort to have II. "C: Haiuelm and B. L. Clemens, who in company -with parties at Lumsden, Sask., outfit Brunne. have some oi the most recent finds exhibited at the Toronto Exhi- bition in company with the thirty thousand dollar to the ton gold .quartz already sent A second package of specimens have been ex- pressed to the Saskatchewan exhibit at Toronto. 3ame district wheat will average rom.35 to 40. bushels to the acre, vhich, all things considered, is an excellent advertisement lor Summer- new. As an indication ..that it .is ooked upon as best wheat belts Archie HcLean one of the most enterprising .and sue- Altogether the concert was of a high cessful farmers near Pincher Creek, j cjass O1-der, but of too lengthy and sold his farm one mile east of town i varied a nature to attempt details. her daughter, is expected to arrive in this country from Ontario in. the lat- ter part Of September, -to take up house with their son at "Fishburn. In connection with, .the .reopening of fche school here; which will take place on. Wednesday next; the school trust- ees will hold a public convocation in the opera house on Sept. 10. On this and has purchased a section in the The dance which followed was occasion the names of the medal- winners at the recent examinations as jwill be announced, and an enjoyable, Summorview district. Glowing des- greatly enjoyed that the tripping of {instructive .evening- spent. CALGARY STILL HOLDS CHAMPIONSHIP Calgary? Aug. final game in the football tournament for the People's Shield, the championship trophy of Cajiada w.as played off Saturday night between the Calgary Caledonians and Vancouver Celtics, and restilted in a goalless tie. In expectation of an exciting game a crowd of over had assembled.; They were not disappointed for the game-was the finest -exhibition of As- sociation football that has ever been wit-jfsstMi in Calgary. At no time could DHL- te.jm be said to any ..simprioritv rif contest Mexico iCty, Aug. conserya- ,ive estimate of the damage wrought- at Monterey by the tlood places the dead at fourteen hundred and the property loss at The riv- r has now gone down and the danger- s over. Up to the yresent bodies have been, recovered. One quarter of the city of destroyed and persons -are to- day homeless. The water maina are useless and the city is consequently ithout drinking water. Neither is there light nor street car service for the power plant has been seriously damaged. It will be impossible to resume the train service for week and as a result the city is threatened with a food famine. The slaughter houses hiave been, destroyed. Ten thousand persons are being fed oea bread, coffee and suey by the muni- cipal authorities. Thousands of per- sons have taken refuge in. the. ca-_' thedral and the Many structures soaked by the raia are falling and there has been, some ad-V ditional loss of life from this cause., The railroad situation is deplorable. The branch of the International be-, tween Monterey and Tampico, suffer- ed a score of washouts. The iron bridge at San Juan is gone and 75 miles of the track of the Matarneria branch has been washed out. There- are a dozen washouts between Mata-v meris and Cocvas, and the big iron Bridge over the Einconga between illo and Monterey is gone. The to- tal of the loss to the railroads is not Jefinitely knwn, but it probably will exceed Eighteen blocks "of residences and business houses entirely washed away. The veal thy people of Monterey, together vith the American contributing to the vliicb is being expended for the pur- pose of food. The greatest loss of life to have been caused by the bic away of the reservoir dam.- ntL-rt-y is situated in a cup-like :t-y and is surrounded on three vs by dtefp mountains. The water h'-'l into this valley down the bed the Santa Cartina river. This t rerun is ordinarily ISO yards wide, ut the advent of the flood caused its to widen fully three quarters t mile. It is estimated that eigh- inches of rain fell. The federal uthorities here are busy "with the rganization of relief measures. Ben- fit theatrical performances bull glit.- ati.l fairs are being planned. lists are being opened _ 11 over Mexico City and the itios of the republic are responding Monterey's urgent call for asaist- nce. were more, residents are mayor's fund NARROW ESCAPE FROM MAD COW criptions of that locality are haa.rd BAD STORM AT LONDON THE LESS London, Ont., Aug. worst electrical storm o_f recent years ac- companied by heavy rainfall, visit- eo1 the city >nd surrounding coun- try ota Saturday night. From all parts of the city and country come reports of des emotion by lightning. Three or four fires were reported in the city, but none disastrous. Light- ning bored through a gas pipe in the Iroquois hotel and lighted the i gas. A. B. James, occupant of the j room had narrow escape. He was .shocked, but not seriously. Stabbed At a Christening CAMBRIDGE MAN PRESIDENT Aug. Benney, of Cambridge, was elected President of the British Association for the advancement of Science to- on all sides, backed by the statement of actual proceedings. Jos. Bell has a .300 acre crop of exceedingly fine winter wheat Dansy Bros, iiave 200 acres of fall wheat and oats tVm. Glass 125 acres of wheat and oats Wm. Barr 100 acres wheat and has 300 acres seeded for next year's crop. Besides these resident farmers Thos. Montreal, Aug, in com- j Hoare. of Pincher Creek, has a fine pany with seven or eight fellow Ital- j crop of spring wheat sown on ]VIay ians tonight, celebrating- the occasion 129th last at Suramerview, which is ,-an.tastic was kept up till vitatio-ns have been sent to our lea-d- result- leaves, the Caledonians two o'clock in the morning, and was jing citizens .and others to -be present, j champions still, and in possession of trophy. The Celtics left for home his way homeward after tie dance on i without staying to play off the tie. attended by the great majority of j While a young- man was wc-nding those who were present at the con- cert. Rain fell here at intervals on Tburs day of last week, and a few were of the opinion that it might prove a of a christening which, had taken place in the morning and at w-hich lie acted in the familiar like capacity of God Father, Cavallo Cirbano, of 118 St. Felix street, was suddenly stab- bed twice in the left breast by An- cano jMile, who had-, been drinking- and had commenced -to niake violent love to Cirbano 's wife. stab- day. Sheffield England, was chosen ing until Mile, who was drunk, start- las the meeting place for next year. estimated to yield 35 bushels to the and on Hyland's ranch there are 200 acres of equally good winter wheat. All the above .mentioned fields arc now being cut. those of them which have not already under- gone that In less than two weeks, harvesting op- erations will have been completed in the Summerview an-d adjoining dis- tricts, and the fanners of the south- ern portion of Alberta will have abundant reason to give thanks for the richness of their grain and the fullness of their granaries. TJxi baud concert and dance held in the opera house Friday night was a to leave to see Cifbaao's wife. decided success from every point of bing took place 125 street and Cirbano is 'now dn Notre Dame hospital xvith. tVo wounds, one of which icay turn out fatally should internal henuuorhage start in. There had been nothing to disturb the peaceful harmony of the jrather- Earl Grey Back From the Yukon Victoria, B. C., Aug. Grey, governor general and party, reached here this morning on their return from the Yukon and joined Countess Grey. The party, will re- main several days. A banuuet and largo garden party at the govern- ment house is being arranged in their honor. It is understood his excel- lency while here' ;will sign, the order in council appointing Wllrner C. Wells cd. lieutenant governor of British Colum- bia in succession to Mr. Dunamuir, the latter resigning: at his. own re- quest. Friday night he met a young lady walking across the Pincher Creak bridge in night dress and bare feet. youny man. claims to havn i addressed -himself to the lady, but she passed on MS if ignorant of his presence or existence. Although cate- chized on tho adventure by several of his friends he firmly contends that h.- met a young indy who was walking in a somnambulic trance or sleep. A moving picture started a ocal Picnic Party Had Quite An Exciting Ex- perience Fire In Warehouse At Winnipeg Winnipeg, Aug. which out at on Saturday night, practically gutted the six- ildirig of the McClary Mfg. Co., on Uannalync east. The of the outbreak is unknown, but it started in the sixth and. top story at the extreme northwest cor- ner and" resulted in an almost total three nights' wgagemem, at house tonight. up ji pretty JC6., fair show. .The merry-go-round is doing a live- ly business since it struck this town. A deputation of Bridge street householders waited on the council last Tuesday requesting -that their loss, very largely insured. The build- thoroughfare be sprinkled as well as ing, which was built fifteen years ago street. The request was grant- is the property of the McClary IVtfig. Co., of London. Ont., and is of brick Farmers arc kicking about the re- with stono foundation and a flooring moval of the hitching posts thatj of wooden joists, the stock being val- parts of the town'nod at SlnO.OOQ and the building at. used to decorate streets. MV. and Mrs- J- T- Graham and. Mrs. Rose and Sheriff Young's chil- dren had a very unpleasant exper- ience on Saturday afternoon. They had gone to the river bottom in 2kTr. Graham's aujo and were seated around on the ground nearby when a cow that had been maddened by the efforts of some children to drive her and her calf across the bridge, made a charge on the company. Mr. Gra- ham grabbed one of the his children and got in behind the auto. Mrs. Rose tried tc get her grandchild out. of the way but was.not fast enough, and she was knocked down and badly bruised by the infuriated animal. It was whih .considerable difficulty that the cow was driven away. ivAHO TOWN WIPED OUT Mont., Aug. Fork.s, Idaho, was destroyed by fire in'ah hour Lst night. The by-starid- ers three burning saloons. Tbree hundred people are reported homeless and without food supplies. The population was composed mositly of railrad construction The now boxes for the have arrived and will likely be in place tomorrow. ;