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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 15, 1905, Lethbridge, Alberta The Herald VOLUME 3 LETHBRIOQE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1905. NUMBER II BURNETT SECRETARY Popular Citizen Succeeds A. L Humphries SEED FAIR PRIZES under review, it being shown that he used blasphemous und filthy language referring to respectable people, especially Eev. A. W. Patterson, of the First Baptist Church/ The evidence is proving startling in character. BELL CO. TICKLED Other Varieties of Grain are Added to the List (From Saturday's Daily.) Thu directors of the Lethbridge and District Agricultural Society met last night ut the Fire Hall to make iu\riuvj,einuutK j fur -the Seed Fair and to appoint a secratary-lrcasuivr.  Those present wore second Vice-President, G. Al. Hutch, m the chnir, Messrs. lioiik, Itiinretl, Whitney, I.Ojk storm, ITemolryk, and Cook, and Sec rutary � I luiuphries. It wis decided to make Ui.e salary of the secretary-treasurer two hundred dollars per nnnuin. Major W. B. lluriictt wns unanimously elected toj the position. With repaid to the Seed Fair; 0. E. Hemelryk entered ,u protest against the .mate-up of the prize list as; no prices' were offered for any other than hard spring when t. Blue Stern -wheat is barrel! from the prize list. He moved that prizes be given foi wheat "of any other variety" and for black oats. Frizes will be given for these classes the same as for others viz., $12, *6, $8. Sir. Hatch reported that a Turf Association had been orgnnized. They intended having two meets, ona in June and jthe other, at the fair. The profits of the first meet would lie given over to the grounds com-grounds, those of the Fair would be mittiee for the Montreal, Jan. 11.-The shareholders oi the Bell Telephone Co., this morning approved the action of the directors in disposing 'of the company's plant in Manitoba to the Manitoba government. President*" Size considers the deal a most satisfactory one and in the best interests ,.f the shareholders. The business, in Manitoba, he said, was anything but satisfactory, in short it was not profitable and all the company had to depend upjm were the prospects for. the future. PACIFIC COAST STATES EXPECT WAR WITH JAPAN WEEI Good Prizes Offered for Grain-Mil Judging. School The third annual Seed Fair held by the Loth bridge Agricultural Society will by held on Saturday, January 18th, in the Labor Hull. The morning will lx- devoted to the judging of the samples of grain placed on exhibition. IV. C. JIcKillican of the Dominion Seed Branch will be the judge At the conclusion of the judging, the seed market for the buying and selling of seed will be opened. . -Humphries said that such an oppor- variety ..........t.......... 12 Spring Wheat...... ......... 12 Spring 'Wheat of any oth-v '' Cr variety ............ ... 12 Oats, any white variety 12 Oats, any black variety 12 tunity for getting such a large "bunch ! Barley, six-rowed ..,..:.-.... 7 of good horses would not occur again. Barley, two-rowed Flax Seed ............ The directors agreed to lease the i Timothy seed grounds to the Turf Association for the days required in June on conditions of the offer made by the Association. The question of the civic grant was brought up but as the city had not come through with it, there was evidently nothing to be done. Rx-Pros. Whitney inquired concern 3 8 3 -t 3 2 1. 3 2 3 2 Rye Crass Seed ............ 6 Brome Grass Seed......... 5 Aifalfa Sflcd ...... ............ 6 Red Clover Seed ......... 6 The samples are to measure a bushel and a man must have 40 bushels of wlicat, outs, barley, and 10 bu sIk-Is of flax, and one bushol of the remaining classes for sale or his ex- AN E*. M.P. DEAD (Western Asssociatsd Press) St. John; Jar|'.13.-Geo. V. Mclner-nery, K.-C;,.va|jleading barrister here, and prominently identified with public affairs in-' New Brunswick, died yesterday.- Miv McJnernery was an �Irishman-and represented a New Brunswick seat in the House of Com-mons tontil --thp-. last general- election. He"-waajfajiConservati ve. WAITRESSES HOLD UP (Western Associated Press.) London", .fan. 12.-The waitresses chambermaids, and kitchen help of two city hotels are demand ng separate rooms and parlor in which to receive their young men. The hotels have, refused and are bringing in new girls. The waitresses formed, a union some time ago. WATER USERS GATHER AT RAYMOND p^jii:�KSi/� Complaint Against Irrigation Co. - Comparisons Made With Treatment Given by the C. P. R. Co. to People on its Lands - New Legislation Will be Sought - W. C. Simmons, MP.P., Gives Aid and Advice, to the Farmers ing the Society's library donated by hibit will not be accepted "Senator DeVeber a couple of years | Outs for competition must have ago. It was explained that a book been tested for germination at the vase had been promised but had not Dominion Seed Laboratory. Calgary, yet been, received. .. It was decided j and tho certificates must be filed with that the Sociert-y inquire as to tho price of a book-case. SENSATION AT CALGARY (Western Associated Press) Calgary, Jan. 10.-The'civic investigation before Judge Stuart resumed today and resulted in sensational charges against the police force. It was shown that the red light district flourishes within a few j lhcy know ROO(1 Rrajn w|, haV0 ft yards of the police offices. The moral | challw lo usc thcir 8Coro cards. Tha the secretary. Many intending exhibitors hdlvo sent their oats to Calgary to be test-td but have received word that tests could not be made for this district for a month. Secretary Humphries and W; If. Fairfield immediately took the matter up with the result that Mr. McKillican wired that ha has ordered the IjL-thhrldge and CoaUlale exhibits lo l>e rushed in ahead so as �to be ready for the fair next Saturday. � (From Our Staff Correspondent). Raymond, Jan. 10.-The users of water on the irrigation ditch met here today to consider" tho proposed amendments to the Canadian North-West Irrigation Act, now before tho Canadian Parliament. A committee met at the forenoon session to outline the questions to be taken up. in thu general meeting. John T. Smellie, of Raymond, chairman of the committee presided. In the absence of the .secretory, M. H. Brimball was appointed to fill the vacancy. The chairman rend n eopy of the resolutions submitted to Mr. Nai-smith, manager of the Irrigation company, by the committee appointed to draft the same. He. stated that very little satisfaction was gained by this step but that W. C. Simmons, M.P.P., hud kindly consented to assist in having the matter placed be-In the afternoon a grain judging ; fore p,rijamont. fiie object of the character of Chief English is ulso J car win i)0 at the station school will be conducted in the special car provided by the Dominion i ....,,,, ,,,,, u t �* c- "' , � .,, ,vater "sers before Mr. Simmons. Agricultural Department. Grain will be provided and those who think ...,.,.,.,,.., .... . u^ been THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE UEAD OFFICE. TORONTO ESTABI.ISUCD 1867 1. b. WALKER, President alex. LAIRD, General Manager A. H. IKKU.ND, Superinteudcai of Branches Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000 Rert, - - - y 5,000,000 Tote! Assets, - 1113,000,000 Erauchcs throughout Canada, and in tlic United States and England A G2NERAL BANKING BT.TSINKSS TRANSACTED CDMMI ICIAi. and FA.1MES3' PiPEH DISC3UNTE3! -- 84 SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Deposits of $1 and upwards received, strut Interest allowed at current rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in the withdrawal of the whole or any portion of the dep sit. rALOARY KDMONTON ilIGM RIVER IMN'isFAfL BRANCHES SH AJLBKRTA LEAVINGS WANTON STAVELY LETHBKIDGE \ riWCMER CKEEK STRATH CON A MACLEOD i>ONOKA VEGBEVILLE MEDICINE HAT MOT oebr VERMILION WET ASK! WIN LETHBRIDOE BRANCH C G. K. NOURSE. -  Makag�R mectin was to lay the claims of the It was moved that the resolutions as I passed heretofore be followed Mr. Simmons said that he. had asked to .attend the meeting to discuss the irrigation question and Hint-he came to receive suggesions and to understand the claims of the water users. He stated that he had taken the matter up with the Minister of Public Works in Alberta with the. result that tho Minister of the interior is proposing (intendments to the Irrigation Act in the. Dominion Par-lilicineiit. One amendment was that- Irrigation companies shall be compelled to construct bridges over their canals-where they cross the road allowance. As the act stands the companies are compelled to construct bridges only on road allowances in actual use at tho tni? of the construction of tho ditch nrd thus avoid the construction of bridges on vond allowances that become used after the making of the ditches. Thus p--heavy d.'mand falls on the local im-prjvenietit districts for the construction of bridg.'H over the ditches. The spenkpr held that the water users were justified in placing their views and wishes before the government, otherwise the government thought them satisfied, and said he would assist in . having the recommendations brought before the Minister of the Interior. In doing so he did not w'sli to antagonize any person, corporation or government, In reply to a question as to whether by the pro- posed amendment the irrigation companies were required to dig the laterals for the. users and construct the necessary bridges over them, Mr. Simmons said" he referred to canals only. R. J. Gordon. Dominion Land Surveyor, explained demands of the act as to the amount of ".vater required per quarter section, viz., one cubic foot and also the method of measuring the water. O. A. Woolly showed what the contracts called for as to the making of laterals and spoke of the- delivery of water being made at a distance from where it was used. He thought this matter was the vital point in the grievances of the water users , and that the only iccourse would be to find out if the act between the government and the company could solve, the difficulty. Mr. Simmons sit id that tbj> government could issue new legislation regarding the matter. J. A. I'owelson drew attention to the difference between the C. V. R. and the A. R. and I. companies. The C. P. R. company makess the lateral ditches, constructs the bridges and charges fifty cents, per acre for the water, while the A. R. and I. company nsk the farmers to make the laterals and construct the bridges and charged one dollar per acre for the same amount of w.ater. He urged in strong terms that the farmers make use of the opportunity to amend the act and have the system improved. The chairman said that it was the �July of tiie water users to ask that the duty of water be made as it wn.s formerly, viz., one cubic foot per lundred acres and not a cubic foot tor every one. hundred and fifty acres as at present was required. He thought it unjust that the farmer could not transfer the w.ater to a neighbor, as other companies permitted it to lie done. He said that the water ric:ht ought to he independent of the land. The following committee Was appointed to review the former resolutions and to add to them, the same to be presented at the afternoon session :- O. A. Woolly, J. A. Powalson, Dr. J. H. Rivers, P. J. Christensen and W. Ackroid. Mr. Simmons and Mr. Gordon were appointed honorary members of the committee. . At the afternoon session this com- mittee presented the following/ resolutions, all of which after some dis-cusion were adopted. Resolution No. l.-v-That the right to use the water be made negotiable and transferable. Resolution No. 21.-That the water be ddirered by the irrigation companies to the land to be irrigated, pro rata, under proper schedule and at stated intervals. Resolution No. 3.-That section 37 of the North-West Irrigation Act bo amended so as to make the irrigation companies responsible for, the construction and maintenance of bridges across canals at every public highway or road allowance, whether the same was a public travelled highway at the time of the construction of the canal or became a public travelled highway subsequently. Resolution No. 4.-That the irrigation season be extended to November 1st and that water be allowed to remain in the canal even later than that date if practicable. Resolution No. 5.-That irrigation companies bo held responsible for the damage of property through leakage and seapage of water from-their canals. it- was moved and,, seconded in amendment to the first resolution that the transferee pay1 for the transfer and for the construction and maintenance of laterals, was carried. A motion that a copy of these resolutions be given to our representative in the provincial legislature and by him 'to he presented to the Minister of the Interior, carried. Mr. Simmons in making a f'-w closing remarks said tho present ad-ministration of this matter was vn-' satisfactory and he was for looking for the solution of this question, and that this was an opportune time to place the wishes of the water us rs before the government. He stut d that those present represented l-'ie largest body of water users in this country. He was glad that the ir. | rigatiori company hnd rcpresentutiv's , present lo disciyis the matter r.nd \ bear the views of the farmers and that they could pr'-nunt their side of , the question to the government, also, j and repeated his statement that it j was not his desire or that of the wa- | ter users to antagonize anyone, He j path and - Ashmead streets, Block 88 i business- and  property values- on-the,-,': und snven lots in Block HQ, on Hunt j present business, streets. Aid. Cunrv, orin St. opposite -the H.N.W.M/P. : nmgluuu expressed nn opposite view1;-Barracks gate. The minister, wanted .sayms that an &80.000 public build- j; the people oftlio city to make a rue-j "iff on tho square would in no way,:. onnnendaHon. depreciate flic value of the property.-.i Those present at the meeting which . surrounding the-square.  �-�'l'i-.S was held in the Hoard of trade offices j W. C. Simmons explained that the in the Whitney Block, were President matter had to- l,o decided speedily"-' Conyl-care, Mayor Henderson, Aid.' and .01 course, the final decision of j Cunningham, Aid. Itulton, Aid. Mac- the site would rest witlv-iMr. Ciishing;.,>: bath Aid. Adams, M. Bnrford, .13; If. ; It.seems that 'the city does -not tfliow:. Rylaml.i, II. K. Miebach, Win. Oliver, ! where it is at with regard to tha  i W. C. Simmons', M.R.P.; nnd 'tho sec, .owner-snip oi aitv part of the square. > rotary IT. .1. II. Skeith. , I Tho motion to recommend the Pros ' After some discission, it was inov-'i bytciiun Church site on the comer ot^i ed by Wm. Oliver '-.and M. Barforcl "Dnflonn and Crabb St cairicd that the Presbyterian Church site bo | Aid. Cunningham am! H V ,Mie-recommonded. Aid. Cunningham ex-^.bach moved a resolution stating that ?. 1 ressed his opinion that the question steps should be taken at-once by���.*haft: of the location of the court house city council to find out just where-r< should not be decided until a plebi- /the city stood in connection with t!i� scite of the burgesses of the city be ownership of the-'Square. LAY OFF OPERATOR^ Lcthbridge Staff is Not Reduced Hcw- : bridge, .Operator Sheridan is laid, oft as junior man, and Operator'" Shortt of Medicine Hat is taking his shift-Three men are laid -off at Medicine Hat, the senior: men in. the employ of the" company being given positions at other points replacing juniors.  The staff ut. I^ethbridge is not re-It is expected that when bus-of telegraphers at Medicine Hat, Dun jiness picks up these men will be plac--raoro Junction and other poihts, .tho-led on the stall again, jirobafjly witlu venior men being retained. At Leth- fin a month. (From Friday's. Daily.) The : C.-r.-R. are reducing their staff j dneed. MEDICINE MANITOBA FARMER MURDERED- FOUND DEAD BY ROADSIDE Alex. Swartz's life Taken near Whitemouth--Murderer After Money -- Believed to Have Escaped in Train (Westarn Associated Press.) Whitemouth, Man., Jan. 10.-Alex Swatze, a farmer living south of here was found on the road this morning. He had been in Winnipeg and was going home when some one is supposed from spite or motives it, of robbery head. shot him through the Whitemouth, Jan. 10.-That Alex Swartz, a furmer living south of here was done to death last, night while returning home from Winnipeg, by an unknown man for the sake of. a few dollars he had on him is the general opinion here. He was last seen last night in company with an unknown man after the No. 2 train had arrived from Winnipeg. They were both seen going- towards the Swartz homestead. About noon the body of the murdered man was found hidden in the brush by the road side. His pockets were turned inside out and wore rifled, and his hat had promised his assistance in the solu. j been flung for into the scrub. Con-tion of the matter and hoped that , sidorablo blood was clotted on the hind. No examination was made in the absence of proper authorities. Swartz sold three cars of wood yesterday to A. E. Keatz,. of Higgms avenue. He had about one hundred und fifty dollars on him when he got back here und suspicion is strong that the unknown man shot him, three-quarters of a mile south of here on the Rover road, rifled the dead man's pockets, hastened back and caught No. 97 going west. Swartz was a good natured man with no enemies here. He leaves a wife and three children, 'the attorney general's department has been notified and investigation is being made. some good would result. The chairman urged the consider.!- back of the head while nn open ! open wound between the mouth and tion of this mnter in a fair, conscious nose pohited to a bullet ploughing manner. jits wayxhrough the skull from be- JAPS GO TO STATES (Western Asssociated Press) Victoria, Jan. 11.-Of the 07. Japs who arrived yesterday on the Aki Maru, 43 decided to proceed to the American side after learning of the anti-Oriental feeling here as in Vancouver. All the arrivals possessed passports to Canada, The French liner, Admiral Founcheu, is expects; ed here at the end of *he month. with two hundred yellow men from. Hawaii. ;