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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Hie Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. I LETHBRIDGt, A L T A M 0 N 0 A Y AUQUST3I, 1908. NO. 221 SELL LAND TO GOOD CLASS OF MEN O. W. Kerr Co. Bring in Settlers From the States SUICIDE'S MESSAGES Winnipeg, Aug. u let. ter several pages in length which contained ft lew words to each of the" [ourteen occupants of 'his boarding jo use, but in which he made no al- lusion to tho reason for taking his life, John Gorfar, an Englishman 35 years age, yesterday afternoon drained a bottle of laudanum which caused his death a few hours later. CONTRACTOR NEW FIRE HALL Another party of O. W. Kcrr Co. excursionists have come aiid go some of them to return and become settlers in Southern Alberta. In the neighborhood of acres were sold to the for develop meat, purposes. IndJeed 80 cent, of the land sold by this company was bought by ac- tual settlers. Mrs. O. T. Lathrop wife of the well known member of" the company has purchased a tract north of the city for development purposes thus show- ing Mr. Lathrop'fi confidence iu'the country. Ed.' Hocking, of Magrnth, a settler brought ia by-the Kerr Co., had lost year a crop of volunteer, oats that went bushels to the acre. This year ifr. Hocking has a crop of H'heftt that will go 50 bushels to the acre. This crop will almost pay for the land. C. J. Wyman, also resident of the Magrath district, told the Herald that he bought his land from the O. W. Kerr Co. Jlr. Wymurt" has two and a half sections with 800 acres in crop. He estimates that his spring wheat will go from 25 to 30 bushels to the acre and his oats 70 bushels to tho acre. He also, has' one hundred acres of flax which will easily go 25 bushels to the acre and is worth 90 cents per bushel. Last year Mr." Wymau's winter wheat went 52 bushels to the acre. "Flax is the coming crop In this said llr, Wyman, it takes only ninety days to mature." The gentleman in question farmed for twenty-four years in Dakota dur- ing which time his highest, yield was 24 bushels to the acre. Wo.neod not state--what he thinks or AJhVVrta .v.. SCRAP AT TORONTO Toronto, .Aug., 30.--Win. Grey, blacksmith, aged 25 was stabbed twic9 in the body and once in the neck by John Malone, gaged G5 in a row'at Beverly St., Saturday after, noon. Grey says Malone was as_ siiultiiifc- a woman boarder and he went to her rescue-. Given to Smith Bros. Wilson at Reduced Figure SHORTAGE INCREASES Toronto, Aug. 30. short'igo oi Col. J. Knox Leslie former trcas. urer of the industrial exhibition, is.i .estimatid by, tbfc special city siu. ditors in their final report, at about 125.000. The Ci'.y Council met on Saturday afternoon tuul awarded the contract for the new fire hall to Smith Bros. Wilson for. The Hick Hardware Co. the contract for Dallas Campbell Passes Away The death took place at the Gait Hospital last night of Dallas Camp- bell, .of Hillside, Xantoii. lie was a former resident of this district, hav- ing: farmed south east of the city un- til a few years ago and was tne eld- est son of Major General R. P. Campbell (retired) Indian Army. His wife, fcvmarly Miss McGillivray, sur- vives. The funeral will take place tomor- row morning at 10 o'clock from St. Aiigustin's Church. The requiem will be said at 8.30 o'clock. GRAY WIIX TRY AGAIN London, Gray, who twic? London against Hon. Charles EJyinan, st iti-s that at the many Conserva- tive friends be u candidate in that city the Commons, Mr. Gray has busings inti rests which take abroad frequently, but says he .made arrangements to stay in Canada until after tin- elections. SUSPECT; FOUL PLAY Kegina, Aug. The body of Edward Evaite found on the Ar. cola track a ago has not been interred, and is" being held at the undertaker's here pending inquiry by the police. Friends of the deceased stated that ho a watch and CHICAGO GETS INTO SECOND PLACE ROBBED CORNER STONE Ischul, Francis Joseph on Saturday laid the founda- tion corner stone of a hospital in memory o! the late Empress Eliza. bi-th. During the night the founda- tion stonu was n moved from its set- ting and the casket containing the Imperial signed record and the cus- tomary coins, was stolen. There is no trace- of the thief. Won Three From the New York Nationals the heating and plumbing for The amount over and above the ap- propriation being for civic oilicers the council will" provide for the same in a future bylaw. The work u to be completed this year if possible. Some time was spent in discussing matters pertaining to the light water departments. The city will take pvcr the electric light plant on. Sept. 1st. Mr. Reid's inventory of the stock has exceeded the estimate by and stock taking has not yet been completed.' A special meet- ing is called for Wednesday to go into this matter thoroughly. One of the Aldermen suggested that there should be u. little more concen- tration of, responsibility in reference to the work on the streets. Steps to' obtain this end will be taken. The secretary was instructed to ask the liand to play this evening: stead of Friday evening in view the visit of the editors. which' miss- ing when the body was discovered by the section men. arc convinced tliat Evans met' with play and have placed the cast- in the hands of the police. POLITICS IN VICTORIA, B.C. m- of A GREAT RySH FOR LAND Searching For to Mr. leman FIRE AT NEW ORLEANS New Orleanti, La., Aug. this afternoon swept aver portions of throe blocks in the commercial cen- tre of the city, destroying a large number of wholesale houses, manu- facturing plants and small stores. The property loss will amount to be- tween one and two million dollars. GETTING MEN ACROSS THE BORDER A Striking Machinist Does Detective Work Victoria, Aug. con- jecture Is" Hire as to who will be the Conservatiye-icandidjitr- to oppose Hon. Win. Templeman, minister of Inland the forthcoming Federal elections? Three names are Chicago, Aug. made it three, straight by winning from New York today, 2 to 1. Another record jung crowd witnessed today's When the gates were opened at 10.30 o'clock this morning, hun- dreds of in line and the grandstands were soon filled. Many took their places at the entrants to the park as early as 7.30 in the morn- ing, anxious to gain admittance. When the game was called every available spot in the grand stand and in the field seemed to occu- pied. The, crowd overflowed the field, making ground rules necessary. A detail of policemen kept the spec- tators from encroaching on the play- ing field. By making a clean sweep of the series Chicago goes to second place in the race for the National League pennant, New York holding the leat by the small margin of half a game Following is the standing o! the three leaders in the race. Club New York Chicago Pittsburp PLANT DESTROYED London, Aug. broke out n the Canadian packing company's )lant at Petersburg on Saturday af- ernoon at 1.30 and by 3 o'clock the vhole plant was practically destroy- ed. The loss is Committed For Trial Land Off ice Will Be Besieged By Men Eager For Pre-emptions Tomorow the biggest rush for land in the history of thi.-i country com. inences. The. new. homestead and. pre.ejnp. :lbry -law comes "Uitx; night. effect at "mid- tomorrow Hiorning at nine o'clock. The rush" will ktep up steadily un- til Sept. 15. may hj.v .taken on either odd or even numbered sections south of township 45, east of the mentioned: J.. JVr.Bt'ckwith, commis- sion agent beaten by Mr. Templeinau bye-election F. S. an, ex-mayor of the city; A. C. Fluinmertfclt, a former Winni. pegger who is- -interested in several coal the West. Of those, tlirejeftil is likely the choice fall Fhimmfrfelt. The ame of Mcliride continues o crop up intervals in well :n- it is stated by o-n.- of th'. "Ci.iiienra1ivc.s here ;lv...i. surprise is on nomination ay in that Hoteliers in Cardston, Aug. Vadnais and hi r brother, Bissett, were com- mitted for trial at the next sitting- of the Supreme Court on the charge of attempted murder. Mrs. Vadnais was allowed out on bail but Bissett was held. The cause of the row did not de- velop in evidence though it appears Vaduais had been on a drunk and came home and threatened to do all yi things to Bissett. Vadnais gave evidence but did not implicate his wife. EDITORS AT LETHBRIDGE ATHLETICS AT HALIFAX Halifax, N. S., Aug. C. A. A. meet here today was very success, ful. Kerr, of Hamilton, won the 220 yards race though he was beaten in the 100 yards by Schaefer, of Halifax. Longboat won the five mile event. The West End Y. M. C. A. carried off the in points while Dr.Mc. Donald, of New Glasgow, made the largest individual score. Already the .city is filled with men Calgary and Edmonton Railway and MORE MEN AT FORT WILLIAM Fort William, Aug. carload of men arrived today to work in the shops and round house. It is claimed that over twenty of these are competent machinists. Several of the men are ready moxvfl to Winnipeg. and are being eager to: get some of the land now being opened for scttliment. The preemption area, in the Leah- bridge hind district is mainly east of the city, and lies noith and south of the Crow's Nest lines. There is also quite an extensive section west of Pincher Creek. J. W. Martin, inspector of Dominion lands, is in the city, and will assist Agent Stafford in handling the rush here. A number of persons are being placed on the staff temporarily, and the local office hopes to be able to meet the- demand satisfactorily. Most of the land seekers nre pre_ paririg to camp outside of the land office tonight. The doors will open Milton, Ont., Aug. W. S. Harrison, a member of the. Toronto board or control, was this afternoon nominated by the Halton Liberals for tho Commons. the west line of range 26, and west of the third meridian and the Soo Railway line, but townships within that area in which a. railway company has selected eight sections of its land grant are excluded from the pre- emption privilege. Persons entitled to a pre-emption entry -holding homesteads withh townships in which pre-emptions inaj be taken and alongside whose home steads there is a quarter section available for pre-emption, :iri: en titled, if the first applicants, to en ter for such quarter section as a emption on or after September Is next. (Continued on Back Page.1 CRACKED THE SAFE Oakville, Man., Aug. entered a general store here and cracked the safe, getting nway with in cash. SEAGRAM MAY RETIRE Winnipeg, Aug. despatch from Berlin states that J. E. Seagram M. P., would to withdraw from politics and in that case Richard Reid, principal the King Edward school, Berlin' may get the Conser- vative nomination. RESIDENTS WILL GET AFTER CITY Lot Of Wheat Is Marketed Inquiry was made from the diiTere it grain buyers as to trus amount o: this season's wheat marketed to A conservative estimate tin? amount at Jloth mills are running at their full rapacity. The Taylor mills sell must LOCAL BRIEFS A number of residents of the city journeycd to the ranch of J. A. Nei- dig yesterday to help celebrate the birthdays of Mrs. N'eidig and hor son Ed. Neidig. The annual meeting nnd election of offu-ers of the Indies Aid Society of Wesley Church, will be held on Wed- nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the church. The Oflicia] Board of Wesley Church will hold a special meeting tonight to arrange for the anniversary sorv ices which take place on Sept. 27. or which occasion Rev. Dr. Carman (General Superintendent of Mcthodis Church, will preach. P. J. Nolan. K.C.. spent Sunday ii of their flour locally. Thrty city Hc was at Cardston bought one load of this year's i for which they paid 90c. busl This load was marketed on Aug. 21. This company states that they re- ceive numerous orders for seed wheat from Dakota. Besides their local trade the Elli- son MHHs have shipped onc car of new flour to Norway, one to London National Editorial Association Being Driven Through Our Harvest Fields rnvicisiL Con Hi thrown into the v1' consorts breach in will lope of stemming at present ooks like a Lauvier landslide: Pre_ McBride ha- given an uhequ denial to the rumor' that In. would oppose. Mr. Tt-nipleman. I fa ;ame which IK- plays in- politics is "so wc-11 known here, thr-: it would surprise if hit- was brought forth at-the con ntion. Thought Man Was Raffles The touring members of. the ional Editorial association are. due Indignant at Location of Site For.-Ike New Stand Pipe There is going to trouble if the city council persists in continuing the work of preparation for the erection of the new standpipe at the corner of Toronto, Aug. Charles Nelson aged twenty-five, a machinist, was arrested Saturday afternoon for point- ing a revolver at W L. Stoneburn of the Oldsm bile Nelson insisted that Mr. Stoncburn was 'the Raffles for whos identification money is offered by a local newspaper. The event occurred as MY. Stoneburn was stepping out of a theatre into his auto. When he insisted that he was not Raffles, Nelson drew a nickle plated I revolver., The police constable took a hand in the game. V this afternoon at 2.45 o'clock. The reception committee of the Board >t Trade and. City. greet therii at the depot and -will board the train, which backed down to the high level bridge. The excursion- ists, after viewing the site ot this w.'.ndfrful structure, will be taken to the Silver Farm spur. A number uf conveyances will be in waiting and the visitors will be driven through the farms of A. L. Foster and W. S. Sherd where they will be able to witness fall wheat threshing scones. The drive will continue to Coaldale where they will meet the train and return to the city, thirty minutes on the way at tin- experimental farm. This evening then; is to be a band concert in honor of the visitors on tin- square. The- visiting editors are accompan- ied., cm their trip by C. Speers, of Ottawa, general colonization agent of the Dominion government, and Wil- liam J. While, of Ottawa, inspector of United States Immigration Agenc. La and -press agent of-.tlie.Dominion B. Coombs, of Calgary, travelling passenger agent of the C. P. R- The National Editorial Association which met in convention in St. Paul recently, is composed of representa- tives of each of the forty .four states in the union. The party now touring Canada is one of the largest and most representative organizations of news- paper men in the world. This is. their twenty-third annual tour, and is the first time, they have travelled through Western Canada. Included in the party are many senators and. congressmen, including ox-Governor White, West Virginia; Senator Perkins, Texas; Congress- man Ashbrok, Ohio; Col. Diamond. Louisiana and others. WHAT WILL VERMONT DO FOUND SUNKEN CRIB OF WHITE OAK LOGS Thre3 Lindsay Men Make a Diccov. ery in Lake Scugog Worth to The following is an experience of one of the local strikers who came up from Medicine Hat on Friday where was "scabbing." The man states that being convinced that the com- pany were importing men from the United States, he went to Spokane to investigate for his own satisfac- tion as well as to contradict the ru- mors of the company to the contrary He found two agencies that were hir- ing men for the C.P.ll. ami informed one of them that he was a machinist He was told that there was a strike on but that everything was going al- right now, although a few more me- chanics were wanted. Being turned over to another in- dividual he was questioned as to where he had worked and the class of-work he had done. Having given a satisfactory answer he was hired and given the necessary transportation. In company with twelve others he started for Canada. With thorn on the train was an in- dividual, evidently an employee of tho company who posted the men how to answer the inspector at the boun- dary. He coined a separate yarn for each man to make the inspector believe they were anything but what they were. They 'were especially instruct- ed not to say they were going to work for the C.P.R. The party received one meal on tho train and the rest of the time wero fed on ham, sandwiches. On arriving ut Cranbrook they were unloaded and taken over to the shops, evidently to give the officials the pick of the men. After being persuaded to stay there the gentleman in question made the complaint that he did not. like the look ot the .place so he and six oth- ers -were foTwarded-to Medicine" Hat, travelling on. No. 8 as far. as Coler- idge. While waiting to be taken to the Hat they were ridiculed, and call- ed "scabs" by a number of the train men. This was "bad medicine" for tho union man. But he states that men in that position are no better than prisoners, being protected by special policemen around the shop and at meals The men were taken to the Hat in a cnttie ear and run up beside the shops. The gentleman states that when he started to work he was given a help- er who he is sure was a Pinkerton detective who was placed with iiim to watch that he did no damage or crooked work. He also states that the company are at a greater expense than, before the strike for they are boarding scabs as well as paying them the same rate of wages. Also that the men are merely putting in the time as they several dnys last first visit there in twelve yours. Tie wfls bul.lil ing over with enthusinsm for" the country between and that point nnd ho_thinks it is the best grain growing region on. earth. Ho says he never saw such crops in all his days. The Free has the fol- Courtlnnd and Bartlett Sts. The understanding was new pipe wns to'be placed at the cor ncr of Westminster Hoacl and Coart- Sts., an elevated section of the city but it is claimed now that 1ho soil is too sandy. Without consulting the wishes of tho property the neighborhood work started j this morning at the northwest corner of Courtland and Bartlett Sts., and people residing in that district of homes arc up in arms. They say that the standpipe will des- troy the value of their property vnd even jwrsons who cannot make that protest, charge that the view from their residences will be destroyed. K. A LETHBRIDGE SUNDAY Atlantic City. X. J., Aug. real blue Sunday came to Atlantic City today. Many persons familiar with the history resort luivo been the possibility such n thing, but of this far famed inclined to doubt today evervone that the and hotel bars American Politicians Are Eagerly Awaiting the Result New York. Aug. The outcome. of the flection Tuesday in Vermont is awaited with keen at the JJndsay, Aug. thirty or forty years ntjc great quantities of and elm timlxjr were cut and squared in this district and Qoated to Quebec for shipment to England. When for any reason, such as low water, or a dispute to price with the prospective buyer, it' frequently know they can demand anything they want. After working five hours thu ad- venturer quit and returned to Lcth- bridge accompanied by another om- chinist who though not a union man. xvould not work on learning the true condition of affairs. happened that cribs for several seasons. were held over the result was What Strikers Have To Say i the 220 saloons t r.' closed. They wen.' closed aliki- to Ixinu fide gutsts as well as .si-angers. It was, said that this was th. fourth time in fifty of its that a drink- less day had b n experienced in Atlantic Citv. Ivadquartt-rs tin- Republican and j ]oss by Deinocyratic national coimnitt.cs in this city. Tin- showing made in thai state in tht- matter of number of voters go the polls and the For a number of years past there has been a tradition among oh' tinv men that a fortune awaited the pains or losses to cither party in comparison with the vote of four yenrs ago will influence in no smill discoverers of a sunken crib of whito oak said to have gone down iu Goose or in the bay near Pleasant Point, Sturgeon The strikers had a good turnout at their meeting today. The reports re- ceived were very encouraging. The circulars stated that the C. P. R. officials are putting in 1G or 17 hours :i day and that fever is breaking out. at some points owing to unsanitary living among the scabs. The strikers Va- lltiro state Receipts at the Fair Took Drop and arc now: filling orders from }OXving reference to a former resident This mill is turning out an average of G10 barrels per day. They arc of Lethbridge: Jos. Shorthousc, who has Iwon machine boss at the Cana- a carload of new oafs from Raymond today. HELP FROM THt EAST da West Coal Co.'s mine, has sever- ed his connection with the company and left Wednesday morning'for Low- The Agricultural Society Directors held a meeting "n Saturday night U. Kylnnds intimated to tho TTernUl (and found tho r--roipts for cn- that if the standpipe wns plnced j tranco nnd this corner he wowlrt i fell bcirf idea of building across the street. However exprii Other residents of (he district, who in 10O7 so th have recently put up homes there say a surpl" they would never >mllt in that settled. The j ifioor. t Virginia, where he will fill section if they had known a stand- Sydney, G. R., Aug. j (nc of pit boss under Charles pipe wns to overshadow their homes, of the P. W. A. Lodges in Cape Bre.j inte superintendent of the Ca-I A petition will be circulated ton and the collieries will nada West mine, but now manager of lpresented to tho city council protest- miners of Femic, B. C. They have started a general subscription among the members of the association. One lodge has already raised the Lowmoor Iron Cool Co. All xvill wish Mr. Shorthousc every suc- cess. His family will remain here for time. ing aga'nst the bring plnc- cd there. The Herald hopes the Council will sec its way clear to al- ter its plans. si and at fair iv that cf lust year. scs nre not as hiph as i- society expects to s when everything is amounted _______ ____ that the men at the lo. jdegree the shaping of the campaign parties have taken sound ings, jcal shops have not had a change of in all of the r-ast-rn states. It is jjml'last a Kingston man employ j clothing for three weeks. Reports concrdttl that the R> publican party wkhout Ab_ j from Moose Jaw state that the health will win. but if the plurality is re. j McGrath. authorities have ordered the cars used as living rooms to be taken out of the shops. Another report says that seven men from Spokane were headed off nnd made to return. about onc of the IOSL cribs of white oak Hnrdie. the great English la. j 50_., bor man. says that the strike I j not fail for want of funds. The discoverers at ot.ce look into j of the G. T. R. and C. their confidence Mr. T. K. WclrTon, j y R notifiod tho strikers that who visited the spot in n tug. sntis- j win SI per man. Or duced by reason of tho Republican j IJavc Watson nm, w Rftymonrf .nftp. ap.tthy then it will stir the party m j pftncc, in of Brucc.s Is_ t with new.nergy andenthus-ilami instn and interest. raising j sunken logs, and a fishing line foul- Tho speaking campaign throughout j on a.snag, which proved to be entire country will open ember 17th and from that time iienl rallies will closely follow j another in every state where j is th-' sliplitesl doubt as to Ihe 1 WILL OPEN TOMORROW fied himself as to tho lidos of the case, nnd then .proceed to Kirk month lho disctivorics in tho matter cf pr.v- on to 5HO.OOO for the present aid of hc Ont.. Aug. 20.-lt is announc.-d S liminarv oxponsos. a. dozen r.ior. nmlinjr fields con- 1 that tho stool mills in tho Canadian won- sent to 1ho sccno. along th awardod at. will bt- oponod on xSoptombor l.jonc of slump-pullers. i Con- i with nouph in sicbt to koopjit to S2MO inclu.Hi.c tho stvd fair last winter nnd th. tosts. Tht pri fair arnonntod to Mdorablc ihm- was takon up by dis- cussing two protests which were laid on the table until another meeting is called, ?hat the work of EASTERN LACROSSE At 8, Tecxim. hs 2. At 13, Montral. 5. the of ni.n at work many-solving the huge sticks of limber is j I months. Big orders been ro. procoedmg apaco. The ceived from the Canadian Pacific and the Grand Tnmk Pacific. j ,1 Capitals a chance to tie for the cham. is estimated all the way from to ;