Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME II. LITH BRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1101. NUMBER 41. LOTS OF FINE BIRDS AT THE SHOW Prize Liat At Poultry Exhibition Given Out The local Poultry Association are very well satisfied with the Poultry Show. The entries show a marked advance in quality and numbers over previous shows. Southern Alberta, from Calgary and Okotoks to the A. R. and I. line, is well represented. Lethbridge men carried off a majori- ty of the but the north coun- try compared well in view of the number of exhibits it placed. Barred Rocks are the strongest class at the fair. White Rocks, Wyandottes, Brahmas Were strong as to quality. There were a large number of Orp- ingtons entered, but the grade was not as good as in the former classes. Financially the association will at least pull even. The gate receipts were very fair. H. C. Richards, of Calgary, has 'placed in the hall an-exhibit of poul- try fanciers' supplies, including a patent nest pot. A number of classes at the Public school visited the show in a body. The prize list is as Special Prizes. Best Plymouth L. B. Losey; hen, E. J. Cook. Best H. C. Rich- ards hen, E. J. Cook. Best' Pete Ash- croft; hen, Pete Ashcroft. Best E. J. Cook hen, E. J. Cook. Best- any other J. H. Wilson. Breeding R. Livingstone; 2nd E. J. Cook. Breeding Pen L. B. i .Losey; 2nd, D. J. Whitney. and 3, John H. Wilson; 2, Peter Terry. and' 2, John H. Wilson. Peter Terry. and 2, Peter Terry. 1, Clara E. Per. ry; 2, J. B. Kirie. Clara E. Perry; 2, J. B. Ririe. J. B. Ririe. S'-uii Jones; 2, J. B. Ririe. Barred 1, F. J. Har- binson; 2, D. J. Whitney. R. Livingstone; 2. F. J. Harbinson; 3, D. J.r-Whitney. F. J. Harbinson; 2, E. J Cook; 3, R. Livingstone. and 3, R. Livingstone; 2, F. J. Harbinsuu White L. B. Losey, 2, E. J. Cook. W. J. Row- ley; 2, L. B. Losey and E. J. Cook equal; 3, E; J. Cook. and 3, W. J. Rowley; 2, L. B. Losey. and 2, W. J. Rowley: 3, L. B. Losey. Buff J. C. Living- stone; 2, E. J. Cook. and 2, E. J. Cook; 3, J. C. 'Livingstone. Ed. McKenzie; 2 and 3, J. C. Livingstone. E. J, Cook; 2 and 3, J. C. Livingstone.' White H. C. Richards; 2, Jas. Benton. E. J. Cook; 2, H. C. Richards; 3, E. J. Cook. and 3, E. J. Cook; 2, H. C. Richards. 1 and 2, H. C. Richards; 3, E. J. Cook, Wyandotte, any- other variety E. J. Cookj 2, J. Phillips, and 2, E. J. Cook; 3, J. Phil- lips. E. J. Cook. Buff H. A Jones; 2.: Sam Jones. H. A. Jones; 2, F. J. Harbinson; 3, E. J. Cook. and 2, E. J. Cook; 3, F. J. Harbinson; 4, Sana Jones: H. A. Jones; 2, F. J. Harbinson; 3, Sam Jones. Orpington, any other 1, Pete Ashcroft. Pete Ash- croft. H. A.-Jones; 2, Pete. Ashcroft. and 3, H. A. Jones; 2, P. Ashcroft. White Leghorn, single 2 and 3, E.; J. Cook. Wm, Carter. 2 and 3, E. J. Cook. Brown Leghorn, single E. J. Cook; 2, Ed. McKenzie. E. J. Cook. 2 and 3, Ed. McKenzie. and 2, E. J. Cook; 3, Ed. McKenzie. White Leghorn, rose 1 nnd 2, E. J. ,Cook. arid 2, E. J. Cook. Brown Leghorn, .rose and 2, Sam Jones. Pullet- 1. Sam Jones. Minorca, single Ed. McKenzie. V. W. McGwire; 2 and 3, Sam Jones. and 3, Sam Jones; 2, V. W. McGuire. Pul V. W. McGuire; 2 and 3, Ed. McKenzie. Minorca, rose 1, Sam Jones. Sam Jones. P. Ashcroft. "P. Ashcroft, P. Ashcroft. French J. H. Wil. J. A. MACDONALD IS AN OFFICER The Alberta Association of Archi- tect's held- their annual convention at Edmonton. The following officers were elected: Percy. Barnes, Ed- monton. 1st C. Hopkins, Edmonton. 2nd A. Mac- donald, Lethbridge. H. Whiddington, Strathcona. Henderson, Edmon- ton. S. Bates, Calgary; H. D. Johnson, Edmonton; J. L. Wilson, Caljrary; C. L. Gibbs, Edmonton; R. W. Lines, Edmonton; Jus. E. Wise, Edmonton. A term of contract was decided upon for all architects practising in the Province of Alberta, and will be printed immediately. Amongst other important business the Mechanics' Lien Act was fully discussed, and it was finally decided to foi-vvard recommendations to the Attorney-General. It was also decided to publish a year book of the proceedings or the association, which will be distributed throughout the Dominion and abroad, thus bringing the association promi- nently before Canada-and other coun- tries. In connection with the as- sociation here, a self-governing chap- ter has been established in Calgary, and others.- of a like nature will be established in other parts of this province as occasion requires. RAILWAYS CAN'T CHARGE SO MUCH Drastic Order Issued the Railway Com- mission Ottawa, Feb. Railway Com- mission has issued a drastic order re- latin- to the charges made by rail- ways for stop-over privileges of grain in transit. It frequently occurs that shippers will send out a train load and get it on its way without deter- mining its destination. For instance it is often moved out of Fort William and held at Cartier a few days await- ing orders. Railways on these stopT overs, have been charging one cent per hundred pounds which is equiva- lent to'about or per day "for. each car. Upon investigation of the complaints the Board has ordered that the charge shall be reduced to 25c. per day for each car. This will be for the first two days. After that the regular demurrage rate of per day will hold. EDMONTON SKATER THERE; Saranac Lake, N.Y., Feb. thousand persons witnessed the pre- liminary .events..'of the international outdoor amateur skating champion- ships held under the auspices of the Saranac. A.A. on .the Pontiac. The weather ,was cold and .the ice hard. 0. B. Bush, of Alberta, Hockey Club, had a clean score. MONTREAL SOCIETY SENSATION. Montreal, Feb. small sensa- ion has been caused in society here by the news that on Wednesday next Miss Slater, daughter of George Slat- the shoe manufacturer, and C. SV. Moffitt, of New York City, will go to Plattsburg, New York, there to be married by a Eoman Catholic priest: Miss Slater is a Protestant, and Moffitt a Catholic. Mgr. Bru- chesi issued a decree recently that marriages between Catholics and Protestants would not be recognized unless the latter recant. MRS. ALLAN DEAD. Toronto, Feb. Allan, wi- dow of the late Hon. G. W. Allan, was found dead-in bed at the family residence on Homewood Avenue this morning. was 74 years of age. varied interests of the province from the discussions on different questions on the delegates present, representing all the meeting, then and told the del- and' egates the question of elevator term; the I inals had been frequently discussed by _____ pro-1 the 'Vancouver business men and grain gramme the conference cannot fail to buyers and for thkt reason the Board be productive of good and far-reach- of Trade' has sent delegates to the ing results in the near future. The; convention for th> purpose of finding prevailing sentiment running through out just what was expected of Van- all the papers read and the discus- couver in the matter and he fully ex- sions of the different aspects of the.pected to have his brain" stored with is that the interests of Al- grain knowledge before he returned berta and British Columbia are mu- J home, tual and that they are so linked to-- j the representative gether that what effects the interests-; of the.Westminster Board of Trade of the one effects the interests of the other. Premier Rutherford said the conven- son. J. H. Wilson. and 2, John Gra- hani: 3. J. McB. Shivfily. and 3, J. Graham; L. Hoyt. J. Graham; 2 and 3, Jas. Perry. 2 and 3, J. Graham. Gamp., any other J. H. Wilson. J. H. Wilson. Bantam, and J. H. Wilson. Cockerel and J. Graham. Bantam, any other and J. Whitney; 2, J. H. Wilson. Guinea J. B. Ririe. and 2, Ed. Mc- "Kenzie: 3, J. B. Ririe. J. B. Ririe; 2, P. Ashcroft. Pete Ashcroft. D. J. Whitney. and and 2. Sam Jones. Dressed Fowls, Jaa. Benton. CONFERENCE AT CALGARY DISCUSSES THE CAR SHORTAGE Several Plans Proposed To Remedy the Trouble-Gathering Promises To Do Good Work Culcury. Alia.. Feb. night ctit to the farmers and buyers of the province. The position of permanent chairman was offered Premier Ruth- erford, but he declined, owing to pres- sure of business, but, was later oblig- ed to accept, but only on condition that a vice-chairman be also named. Wm. Toole was named vice-chairman and George Harcourt, deputy minister of Agriculture, appointed as secretary Before proceeding to the business of the conx-ention. AV. S. Skeen, secre- tho Calgary Board of Trade a banquet at Cronn's Cafe in honor of visiting delegates to the convention regarding western grain shipments. About two hundred guests sat down, the company including Premier Ruth- erford and Cabinet Ministers of the Provincial House, the mayor, alder- men, commissioners and very many prominent business men of the city. The success of the first grain niens' conference for Alberta, the session of J tary of the Vancouver Board of Trade which opunjed yesterday forenoon in and representative of the British. Col- the Oddfellows' Hall, Calgary, far ex- umbia government to the convention, was 'asked to address the meeting. In an interesting address, Mr. Skeen pointed out tne fact that the second largest shipping point in the United States to European ports was in Or- Pacific Coast, and if such a thing was possible there, it was also possible to make Vancouver the port for all western shipments to the old country. F. H. 'Heaps of Vancouver, addrcss- ceeded the most sanguine expectations of the promoters. The importance of the question and the keen interest tak en in it by every section of the prov- ince justifies the action of Premier Rutherford in calling the conference and adjourning the Legislature to al- low the members of the Legislature an opportunity of attending. When the Premier opened the pro- ceedings there were about one hundred convention that his city has the only fresh water harbor on the 'pacific coast and this harbor is now tion was called because of the fact' capable of taking care of vessels and that the action of the C.P.R. in at-! steamers with a draught of thirty tempting to facilitate the handling of feet and, could be easily and cheaply the Western grain crop by sending it. deepened to any depth required by to the Pacific Coast' and he was most. pleased to see the enthusiastic manner in which the different Boards of Trade in .and ..Columbia..had- responded to his invitation and sent delegates to discuss the grain indus- try and situation in general. He read a telegram from Premier McBridc ot British Columbia which expressed the vessels or steamers of any size. President Bower of Union Farmers' Association of: Alberta, asked the con- y1..consider all sides the wheat and oats grOwu ia Alberta were the best in the world. Hon. H. Cushing spoke princi- pally on the question of car shortage in Alberta and British Columbia, but thought that now, that the railroads were becoming interested in the West the fault would probably be remedied. After this a speech was read by C. W. Rowley, of Calgary, on "Our Mu- tual interests." At the afternoon session the follow- ing committee on resolutions was ap- pointed' L. P. Strong, Calgary; Thps. Woolford, Cardston; E. .7. Fream, In- nislail; E. H. Heaps, Vancouver; M. D. Geddes, C. W. Rowley, Gen. Supt. Price, of Calgary; S. Hellings, Xan- lon; J. Ellis, G. W. Green. Raymond. When Premier Rutherford opened the afternoon session the question "The distribution of cars when a car shortage was taken up by Mr. G. Walsh of Claresholm. He stated that the present working of the Manitoba Grain Act was detri- vinental to both elevators and farmers as it put the wheat into an elevator and then made it impossible for the company to get it out during a rush period, as the act gave a farmer with one car-load to market, equal privi- leges with an elevator which contain- ed bushels of many different farmers' wheat for the same market. Diseussioa then became general and the elevator men, track buyers and grain buyers in general freely express- ed their views. John Burns of Sedg- wick, said that next year they fully expected to see at least two million bushels of grain in that district and unless something was done by the C. P. R. supplying more cars, his neigh- bors would be up against it because they not dispose of or sell their grain as there would be no means of moving it out of the country: W, H. Heaps of Vancouver, in con- tinuing, said it seemed reasonable to ATABERMINE LAYS OFF MEN Taber, Feb. Canada West Co. has partially suspended op- erations. Tonight about one hund- red and fifty men were given notice that their services would not be re- quired for some time at least. From fifty to seventy-five men will bs kept at work for the present. The reason assigned for this action is shortage of orders for coal. A KINDLY ACT. Boston, Mass., Feb. years of sen-ice given by Miss Mary E. Holmes, of Medford, to the late Aiuos B. Hall, a Boston real estate broker, have been rewarded by the gilt of his business to his employee. Miss Holmes had been his stenograph- er and private secretary. A SCRAP ON THE RIVER Tronto, Ont., Feb. brush be- tween government officers and fish- infr poachers- in Niagara -river in which rifles and shot guns were used has been reported to Supt. Tinsley, of the Ontario department .of fish siame. BARRED THE GIANT. Chicago. Feb. De Rouen, a French giant, who has been a great (h-awing card at wrestling shows in Chicago for some time, was barred by the police today from further par- ticipating -in-, matches in Chicago be cause of his prize fighting tactics. EXCITEMENT IN DISTRICT COURT Lawyer Accused Witness Of Stealing An Over- coat vention to carefully: consider all j him that if a larmer solo his gram of the gram question, and not in hiivnr also that look, the man who grows the grain in their deliberations. Just at present the farmer was not being treated as fairly as he could be, but he looked latter's regret at being unable to at- for better conditions after the closing tend .the convention and assuring his j of the convention. government's hearty support of any endeavor that might be considered ad- thc western ship- to further ment of grain. The governments of Alberta and British Columbia were sympathetic with the movement and he had no doubt but. that their influence would be strong enough to also interest the Dominion cfovernrnent in such a man- ner that support and help would be given the now route from that quar- Thos. Woolford of said be would liktr to see a better understand- ing between the elevator.' owners and the farmers. It should be the aim of every person in the grain growing in- dustry to do just a little better in ihe future than has been done in the past. If this the. case the inter- ests of all concerned in Alberta would to a buyer ho also give that buyer his right -to a car A redistribution of cars was- pro- posed by 3fr.. Jamieson, o His Honor Judge Winter was occu- pied nearly all the aftej: yesterday oo the coat stealing old man Olave. Grimrud, a farmer in the district being the accused, who suggested that two-thirds of the! Charles Kane being called, identified cars be placed- at the elevators and one-third given to the platform load- ers. Hon. W. H. Cushing moved that a committee be appointed for the pur- pose of suggesting a remedy for the car shortage evil. Gen.-Supt. Price, of the C.P.R. call- ed attention to the fact that the in- terests of the farmer, buyor and the he' better served and the farmer him-1 railroads were identical. The increase self would have a larcrer bankroll at Jin the grain crop this year was fully- the end of the season. op per cent, over last year. His com The Premier intimated that amend- for a better advertisement of Alberta ments to tho Manitoba Grain Act bar ley and oats. The speaker would be made by the government I maintained that the people of the east during the present session and the era markets believed that all the convention by discussing this act good wheat in the West came from could suggest desirable changes of ben j Manitoba, when as a matter of fact M. B. Geddes made a strong plea i pany has shipped this year over bushels of grain over..the am- ount shipped last year. He thought the coat in the possession of the Court as his property which he said had been takfcu from, the Balmoral Hotel on Jan. 26. Jno. Crawford was then called to the witness stand and after taking oath said that on the afternoon of Jan- 26th he saw the old man pres- the boarding house connect- ed with the; Quick Lunch Restaurant 011 Burdette St. where he was stay- ing, take off the fur coat, turn back the covers of the bed and put the coat underneath. Tlus was between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Asked if he was not surprised at this unus- they had attempted to look after thejual proceeding witness said that this interests of all concerned and he be-' fieved they were successfully doing all 'that could be expected of them. COMMISSION IS OVER THEM TOO Telegraph Co. Must Obey Higher Power Ottawa, Feb. Order in Coun- cil has been passed bringing into force the paragraph of the act of last ses- sion amending the railway act placing all telegraph companies under the control of the Railway Commission. This "will mean that hereafter these companies must submit their tariffs and working arrangements to the ap- proval of the board in. the same way as telephone and express companies. NO HOPE FOR ANTI-JAP BILLS Sacramento Cal., Feb. the defeat of the Drew bill in the. Assem- bly yesterday all hopes of passing any kind of anti-Japanese measures have been practically abandoned by the sponsors of the new regulation. One remarkable feature of the defeat .'of the" Drew bill was the fact that it was accomplished in the face of peo- ple who wildly applauded every anti- Japanese sentiment uttered by the ad- vocates of the measure. CHINESE CORPSES BY THE THOUSAND BORDEN WILL CONSULT HIS PARTY Conservative Leader To Call Dominion Convention Ottawa, Ont., Feb. It is the in- tention of Conservative leader R. L. Borden to call a Dominion convention of the Conservative party before many ...._ II1WI1 Uttvts WHOLESALE WAN DEAD. London, Feb. D. fl. Nicholson, head of the wholesale mil. linory firm of Dickison, Nicholson and Cook, died suddenly of heart trouble last night, aged 53 years. i general questions of party policy and New York, Feb. Five thousand organization. corpses bound ,'or their final resting It is felt that an expression of opin- places in the Flowery Kingdom will ion from the delegates to the conven- leavo Brooklyn next Wednesday on tion from all parts of the Dominion steamer Sbimosa. The bodies of the would result in the following up of -a dead Celestials were disinterred from policy that might command the unit- burying; grounds all over the United j cd support of the party and would States and placed in" sealed caskets i lead, to a better organization of. the which in turn were enclosed in pine j Opposition forces. boxes each labelled with the name and BOY'S AWFUL DEED. Toledo, Ohio, Feb. Ha. zel, a 17 years old boy, found guilty of the .murder of his mother, was this afternoon sentenced to life imprison- ment in the Ohio state prison. Hatel was convicted of slaying his mother Jan. llth, 1908, by beating her to death with a hammer, after which he robbed hrr of 157, history of its silent occupant and stor cd tetween decks on the ship. GRANTED WINNIPEG'S REQUEST. Winnipeg, Feb. City of Winnipeg was granted one request at yesterday's session of the Board of Railway Commissioners, when the board passed an order allowing the city to construct a suitable highway crossing over line of railway be- tween Alborfn Ave. and Ave. SOUTH AFRICA NOT UNITED. Capetown, Feb. South Afri- can constitution will be published on Feb. 10, nnd will be considered by tho Legislatures on March 30. The balance of opinion at pres- ent seems; adverse to the proposed ar- rangement as to the capital, as it is believed it would make Government costly nnd cumbersome, if not un- workable. Its supporters say it is the only alternative to fail- ure of the convention. was a., very .ordinary thinjf as most of the roomers slept on some part of their clothing. Richard Eichards, another i'nniate of this: establishment, a very unsavory an apparent chum of the previous witness, corroborated what had been said. At this point Mr. Harris caused a slight sensation by asking that Crawford be sent from the Court. Upon his removal Mr. Harris put Richards through a minc- ing cross examination regarding his movements during the last .two or three months. "Were you not order- ed by the Police to leave "Are. you not known as a "How do you manage to All of which questions disconcerted wit- ness who was greatly shaken in. his testimony, especially as found it necessary to go back on his "word" and confess to a deliberate lie. In fact everyone was prepared for JMr. Harris' next move, for rising from his chair, gathering his robes .about him and stretching his index finger to point at Richards, he said, "What do you mean by making that poor old man suffer for your crime, now tell the Court that you are the man who took tho coat." This caused a great sensation as for a minute the breath seemed crushed from the body of Rich ards so that he could not answer. However he denied this most emphat- ically. Carl Cripson. a fellow countryman of Grimrud, was at this point able to prove an alibi accounting for every minute of the accused's time of Jan. 26, having several witnesses to prove his statements. Judge Winter, in summing up, found that he must dismiss the case as it was evident that the two wit- r.cssesCraivford and Richards were mistaken and others were responsible for the presence of the coat where it was fovnd by the police. SheriffYoung. at tho close of the case, ordered both rtien, Crawford and Richards, to teave the city without dfclfty. THERE IS STILL LAND TO BE SETTLED All the Pre-Emption Area Has Not Yet Been Taken Ottawa, Feb. business of private members engaged the atten- tion of the House today. Questions occupied the first hour. The Minister -of the Interior, in reply to a question, gave the House some information in respect to the amount of land which has'been dis- posed of by the Government in the areas set apart for pre-emption and purchased homesteads under the Land Act of last session, Up to the end of. December the number of acres pre-empted was while 99..970 acres were pur- chased, the total value, of both being Of this .ampurit.. .I129..295 has been paid in. In, the area set apart there still remains acres to be disposed of. While this money goes into the general funds, it will be remembered the idea was that the receipts from the sale of the land should be credited to the the construction of the Hudson's- Bay Railway. W. D, Staples received -the information from .Mr. Oliver that a portion of the Swan Lake Indian- re- serves and other Indian reserves in the West, had been surrendered to the Government upon .the usual con- ditions. The land has ..not been md will be disposed of later: on. by public auction. A resolution was introduced by J. H. Sinclair, of Guysborp, in favor of the appointment of a select stand- ing committee oi the House to deal with all the questions- to rino and fisheries-- This proposal called forth several speeches by members irom .the Maritime Pro: who all supported the; idea on the ground that the'time "had ijmrnisson. Mr. Brodeur announced that the Government would .shortly-introduce an amendment to the rules neces- sary to carry om the order _for _the_ new standing committee. The Conservative members and Senators have 'decided TO give "a ban- quet in honor of R. L. Bordon, on Wednesday evening, March 3rd. A BIG BLOCK FOR PEG. Winnipeg _ Feb. month the Grand'- Trunk'- Pacific .will .commence the erection of a 12-storey block at the corner of Portage Ave. and Main St. ENGLISH RUNNER COMING. Feb. the fif- teen-mile amateur record holder, sails for Canada on Feb. and run the winner of the Shrubb-Long. boat race. CURLING IN SCOTIA. GlassoV, Feb. matches were played at the ice rink here today. In the first the Canadians scored'.112 and Upper Strathern 79. In the second the Canadians scored 180, .the Scot- tish Central Provinces 140. PRINCE WAS HURT. Belgrade, Feb. the Crown Prince of Servia, has suffered another automobile "a-.ccident as a result f'f his indulgence in. fast driv- ing. His face is cut and head, bruis- ed as a result .of. his car and an electric: light pole. Trfi impact was so-severe, that the car was wrecked and the Prince hurl- ed into the glass front; While liiv escape was narrow he was -able to return to the palace on horseback. EDMONTON LIBERALS TO MEET. Edmonton, Feb. A Lib- oral convention will be held at Ed- monton shortly to select candidates for the' coming provincial elections. will be two members from Ed- monton. Attorney-General" Cross will be a candidate for re-election. Chas. Company, and ex-Mayor John A. Me- Dougall, are both willing to be can- didates. The convention -will select o of the two. ICE STOPPED STEAMERS. Halifax, "Feb. steam- ers Stanley and Minto, running be- tween Pictou and Georgetown, on Sat- urday landed their passengers on the ice three miles' off Kctiou Light yes- terday, and then drove them to Pic- ton teams. The wind changed and became favorable, 'and the steamer Minto got clear of the ice, might and arrived at Pictou thin! morning. She sails from there tomorrow morn- ing for Georgetown. The Stanley sailed from Pictou- this morning.