Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
iiiimiimimmm Bow Latest Townsitc On the Market Bow Island is situated on the Crow's Nest line of the G.P.R., 37 miles fromTaber and 45 from Medicine Hat, in the centre of a rich farming and ranching district Coal and Gas There art already two coal mines. Gas boring outfits owned by the C.P.R. and the Southern Alberta Land Go. are now in operation. Irrigated Lands Bow Inland will be the headquarters of the Southern Alberta Land Company's Irrigation System now being constructed. Choice Twenty-nine lots sold in 3 days, locations are being snapped up. LOTS 5EU FROM 525 TO ON ESSY TERMS Snapshots at 4 (Montreal Herald.) Ottawa, Feb. Ames has succeeded'in exciting a fairly gen- eral interest amongst the members on both sides by his inquiries concern- ing the sale of timber in- the West. Some of the Liberal members are un- questionably annoyed at his pertin- acity, but I find the majority of them be very philosophical about it. What Mr. Ames has so far been able to show is that certain enterprising persons were endeavoring to serve their own interests, but he has not. explain what is i.'oiic of affair, the relation of Fraser with his cli or At the same time, there is nothing necessarily suspi- cious about the fact of more than one tender having put in by one person. There was keen competition for many of these limits, and tender- ers were often kept in anxiety up to the last hour. There is a good story of one tenderer who started with the idea that a thousand dollars would take a certain limit, raised it in the last hour to three thousand, and learned the next day that the succes- ful bid was thirty-two thousand. An- other case was that of an American syidicate who who bid first a little more" than they thought their Cana- dian rivals would be likely to bid, then nearly doubled their tender in a hurry at the last, and lost the limit anyhow. All this surely runs con- trary to the theory, which Mr. Ames Ambling Reveries B Y DREAMER shown that there was any departure from the provisions of the erning the disposal of timber lands, and he has not shown that the goy- ernment was in any way a party to what went on, or that anybody suf- fered except perhaps rival and un- successful applicants for the limits. The chances are, indeed, that the present flurry is directly due to the chagrin of some of the disapointed ones. Many stories are told in the corridors which go to strengthen this view. As the whole business is more or less unknown to those of us who live in the East, it may be useful to indicate the trend of these stories. It appears that; out West, the pros- pector is still looked upon as a useful agency of development, and the fore- runner of development. There are mine prospectors, who fmd gold and silver and copper, and coal, and who draw the railways after them, and all that railways bring. There are land cruisers, experts in their way, who find good land, and advance settle- ment beyond the railway lines. There are timber cruisers, -who think, and who have been encouraged by local opinion to think, that if they find a good 'bit of timber they ought to real- ize upon the .information it- has cost them so .much to obtain. Inevitably, of course, these good timber cruisers ultimately become .associated witli capitalists, directly engaged in the timber business or disposed "to speculate in limits. Now, these crui- sers: get to by what is call- ed, not respectfully, timber sharks. Supose John Jones, known as a good timber cruiser, applied, wishes to be accepted, that the gov- ernment deliberately wasted the peo- ple's property lor the advantage of friends. There was many a war be- tween rivals in the timber business, or rival speculators in timber values, and there were timber sharks to both- er both. But Liberals, in Parliament or bt of it, will politely refuse to the defence of the least admirable of these a part of the policy of the Lib- eral party. The one part the business that has an unpleasant look has to do with the fact that in the beginning of this traffic one man had charge of that branch of the department's affairs. That one man is now a Liberal mem- ber of Parliament, so His opponents no account of whether his then position involved a natural and econ- omic distribution of departmental la- bor, but merely assume that he was false to his trust, and that he did not treat all alike. Mr. Turiff, the mem- ber in question, Ncomplalns that it is unfair and unmanly to expose "him to this criticism without bringing defi- nite charges against him.-It would certainly be more manly in Mr-Ames ;o-do so, but he-gies no sign that be So far as tils governmeat v ivmiernedV the system which thus ex- posed one man to suspicion w'ns changed years ago, all tenders being opened in the presence of three" offi- cials, al of whom "'are spoken of with highest respect. No doubt a depart- ment of government' endowed with the custody of agencies, of wealth, is exposed to incursions of :allv sorts, engineered by shrewd and sometimes not too scrupulous people. But'there 1 1 .f.f -l-f HI -1 1 44 H-l-f -I-! under the regulations as they existed j3 something to "be said for- a- minis- prior to last have a certain Uer' at the head of such a department section put .up for sale. The. limit j when of his own motion he eliminates was advertised for sale. The cruiser, Une opportunities of and does it or the cruiser's backer, made an offer. BOY WAS KILLED Prince Albert, Sask., Feb. JM'eLeod, the eight year old sou of .J. D. McLeod, proprietor of the Prince Albert hotel, was instantly killed this morning. He went to the station on his father's bus and while the driver was checking trunks the horses started up. The lad could not Tiold them and "the bus overturned ..and the edge, struck the top of the fooy's head, cutting it off. TORNADO IN MISSISSIPPI Mossville, Miss., Feb., whole, buildings and two halves of buildings are the only habitable abodes in this vilage today. The re- mainder of the structures .were blown down and many of them swept out- side of the ..town by yesterday's tor- nado. S.- A. Crowell, a leading citizen of Yarmouth, N. S., is dead. WEEKLY FREE PRESS f And Prairie Fanner Winnipeg MAN KILLS HIS WIFE, THEN HE COMMITS SUICIDE Toronto, Ont., Feb. Feh- ley, 62 Euclid Ave. shot his wife this morning and then, committed suicide by turning the weapon' on himself. Jhe woman is expected to recover. Fehley and his wife were not on good terms for some time owing to the former's dislike of work. A week ago the woman, who runs a, grocery store ordered "Fehley away from the place. Fehley inaue scVcI5.x SmcinpiiS to be taken back but his wife refus-1 ed. This morning lie made a final j request and upon his wife's refusal j Fehley shot the woman and turned i the weapon on himself. Mrs. Fehley j has four children by a first husband, j and others jnighi do the like- So might, and so timber shark, who knew nothing about it except that John Jones was a good cruiser. They bid, and a good many limits, much to the disgust of the men who paid the cruiser's wages. And, of course, what they got, they held for speculative sale. The crui- sers and their backers got very tired of .this, and on one occasion they asked for tenders on. a certain spot which included "the top of a moun- tain, where a jack rabbit couldn't make a decent meal on the foliage of the trees to be found on all the timber." The timber sharks bit. They paid three or four thousand dollars and got it. Another time they paid GUN WENT OFF; DEAD Weekly Free Press and Farmer, ily. Herald and Weekly Star, Montreal Lctlibridge Xieraia Siinny Alberta's Best THESE THREE f REGULAR PRICE AX OFFER WHICH 51EETS THE SPECIAL WANTS OF CLA.SSES OF HEADERS. The- Western Canadian reading public is made up chiefly of Persons who have lived in the west for any lengthy period and are Westerners, and recent arrivals from the. Old Country, from the l-nitftd States and Eastern Canada. Perhaps no one newspaper could with complete satisfaction to All theee classes but by this combination ofl'cr every special need is met. The VTee.kly J'tx-ss and Prairie Farmer pjives a complete record by week of uii happenings in the Western Provinces. In addition it has special departments for American and British settlers. Fam- ily and Weekly Star supplicsthe fonner resident of Eastern Cona 4 he Lathhri-dge Herald provides the local wkhout. Western news, which you 190 HERALD: Fjitntr, Wlnnipffs; Family and Weekly Star, Montreal; aad Herald, for one Winnipeg Man Loses Life While! Wolf Hunting j Winnipeg, Feb. Mc-j Knight of this city was accidentally j shot and killed yesterday afternoon j at Reaburn while wolf hunting. Me- j ,Knight with a friend named Dyer, were driving after wolves when Dyer j thought he saw. one in a patch of j timber some distance away. Taking; his rifle from the rig he started i after the animal. He had only gone a short' distance when he hoard a shot and. on returning found that Me-! Knight had been shot through the head. -In taking the rifle from the j rig the hammer caught in some way, j. discharging the weapon. in one case months before his natural opponents learn ot the necessity. Mr. Ames has been the means of showing to the country that Mr. Oliver is that kind-of a minister. STRATHCONAS WON Feb. Stnnhconas hockey team provided thv surprise of liockry season last night by their overwhelming defeat of Por- tage by a score of 8 to 1. The Strath- conas are out of the championship race but their victory helps the Ma- ple Leafs. The Litter and Portage are now. tied for the lead. Winnipeg, Man., Ifeb. was stated1 on good authority last night i-hat Barney Hold en of the Maple, Leafs, has accepted an offer to play cover for the Montreal Wanderers. it came to be foudn to be in the middle of a lake. The timber sharks> however, succeed- ed pretty often in getting hold of some good limits, which they were obliged to sell at an advance to- their rivals who wanted the timber to or to hold for future sale. And it is easy to understand that during the period of ungoverned speculation through which the West has just passed, there was much of the tim- ber territory affected. At all events, too much passed to suit the ideas of Mr. Oliver, who last autumn caused) the regulations to be completely changed, so that now the sale of lim- its i.s no longer by tender, but by op- en auction. And the amusing part of the business is that-Mr. Ames and liis frie'nds .now want to make Mr. Oliver appear the ally of the timber sharks defender of the sys- tem which he himself had "condemn- ed and altered before Mr. Ames had appeared on the scene at all. .That system had exi.-t-.-d all through the Conservative regime, and many prom- inent Conservatives had profited by it. a fact to which indignant Liberals allow themselves too attach quite too much importance. BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE, If you have a grey-haired mother. And from home you are away, Sit down and write the letter You put off day by day. Don't wait until Rer tired steps Keach Heaven's pearly gate. But show her that you think of fccr Before it is -too late. If you've a tender message Or a loving word to say. Don't wait till you forget it. But whisper it today. Who knows what bitter memories May haunt you, if you wait? So make your loved ones happy Before it is too late. The tender word unspoken. The let ley never sent. The long-forgotten messages. The wealth of love unspent. For these some hearts are breaking, For these some loved ones wait, So show them that you care for them Before it is too late. The time, too, WM, ytt some quarters of world, woman was a tad and worked up to her M such. She did ,not demand every- thing and do nothing. Why is mar- riage easy and universal lit suck country as Japan? life there KIIU- ple; two or three small rooms, a law dishes, a mat upon which to sleep, one dress, a little rice and some suffice for nil, rich aiut poor alike, in a great city like do, which has a civilisation as per- fect and as old as ours. And it A not a life of stupidity or barbarism; all can fead and manners good; books and pictures theatres abound; processions and fes- tival days enliven life. It is easy to see, therefore, -why marriage not a fearful thing in that far-oC land; and by contrast, it is ivasy to understand why fow have ths covr- age to dare it here. WE6UYOATS ON THE EAST COAST Farmers in the Canadian West There are two kinds of girls in this and every community. One is the kind that appears best abroad, the! girls that, are good for parties, rides, visits, balls and cards, chief delight is in such, things. The the with farm life-the most iudepcndcn't! a -lltl and happy life on earth; ahead last May and so KT ff the necessity for this eharir ing the dailies a lower rati 4 criticised the re-iuiburserhcrf if Can- adian publishers. It migM h a dangerous if ap; i d to tariff changes. Dr. Thompson, of Yukon c1 w tice that next Friday he I cuss the right of Canada 10 vo special representative in 1 i mgo tiations of any imperial ti t af- 'fecting Canada. The third reading was gr .1 to in act to incorporate a Ca- A By-low Imposing a License to Be Tested The insurance men of thV' province j purpose testing the right of the muni- cipalities to collect licenses from agents whose companies have pro- vincial licenses to do business. At a recent meeting in Calgary it was de- cided to contest the municipal by- laws. This afternoon, A. M. Heppler, of Cardston, apeara before the mag- istrate on the charge of doing insur- ance business in the city without a city license. The case should prove interesting and will be one step toward settling a question that has been contention between insurance men and the municipalities for some time. ABOUT MAPJUAGF. Kow, if matrimony is to bocoiiie more and more difficult, and such seems to be .the ca.se. who will suffer the more by such u state of things Tt must be 'the woman. For, try to make her into a man, ns sornc may, it is impossible; she is his equal, but she is not a man. The prapcvino and oak are equal, but nof, the same. Whoever builds his ship with the grapevine will come to grief; whoever makes wine with the acorn, will have a bitter mouth. Woman needs the sLivniyUi courage of man, and he notxls her cheerfulness, her sympa- thy, her consolation, if man does not marry her, he will use her and 'f.nunple upon her; he does it now in Paris, and in London, and in New York. She1 will be his mistress, if she is sick or ill-tempered, or stupid, he will throw her away. If she is his wife, the1 mother of his children, the partner of his successes, and the consoier of his ami then only as such, will he cherish, defend and sustain' her. Time was when a woman was des- cribed as the helpmeet of mixn. Wns it only a phrase, and meaningless Possibly; but then, words in the Bible mostly did mean something tholic Mission of the order St. Bas- il the Great in Canada -by Dv.' Mcln- tyre of Strathcona. The balance of the day V.T-.S sprint in suppjy, adjourning at 11.10 p.m. In the Senate Senator Landi-y call- ed attention to a report from that the main pier of the Qut-lvc. KnUIrt K.J Ol ice owing to the fact that ti'.i'1 wreck of the superstructure was still adher- ing to it. Hon. W. E. Scott said thut, he had the matter to the attention of hi-; colleagues. If the company did not take steps to protect the pier the government should do something. The third reading was given to a bill for an act respecting the S'.irvcy of public lands.