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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JULY 7, 1914 NUMBER 174 Oil Indication in Sweet Grass Country are Now Sure of Development DR. GROSSMAN IS VERY OPTIMISTIC If. the, predictions of eminent geolo- gists come tiue, the southein-portion of this" province-will, within a very brief space, be the centre of the cil cium. and guesses have beeii-made-with reference to the Coutts-Sweet Grass-oil fields, located some months ago by Ira B. Segur, and now. the scene, of some of the liveliest development work. It is a well known Jact that thJrt> davs ha'if dozen drills will b1> at work along the anticline-which-is known to exist in that locality., Mr. Segur's. own faith in the section is demonstrated by the fact that he is the first man to; place a. drill on the ground southeast of this city. The Calgary-Sweet Grass concern have leases which they will develop'. at an eai'iy date. The! Boun- dary Oil Products, will soon have sold enough stock to exploit their holdings in 1-12. A'Montreal syndicate is re ported "as making preparations to drill. Nearly every day ,the south :traln car- ries one or more men who are well kno'wn as oil "exoerfs, to this fieldl A'il who have returned are most opti- mistic of, the prospects offered. The latest word oii the Coutts field comes from Dr.' Gustav Grosamann, PhD., one of tho best known mining ojigineeis and geologists in Canada. .Grassinanii .returned last night from where lie had been, sent hy: monled men, and hit leport though brief is altogatl c, ra arable lie states that there is everj indica. tfouAhaf, iu Jiidlng'somewherc in the denths JhtB-anticJine said to.the north "from1, the vicinity-" of township is a reality. Dr. Grossman .found he also found several fossils. The anticline is some- what narrower, lie says, than has been reported, but there is ample cause for .penetrating It In the search for oil. Dr. Grossman was accompanied on his trip by A. C. R. K. Lind- say and J.'ij. llaii'waring, of Ca'isary. He would not divulge the names of the clients who had sent him south, but as much as promised that results would follow his trip. W. McKniglit of Coalinga, Cal., was also in the fiokl, and returned last night. DIRECTORS WHO ARE MAKING THE BIG FAIR A SUCCESS Hands Out Some Plain Unvar- nished Facts About the City's Finances DISCOUNT BYLAW MUST BE PASSED D. J. WITNEY, Director Wm. OLIVER, Director H. J. GOODE, Director SOUTHERN AlfBERTA'S BIG FAIR GOOD START Good Weather Came Right With it and Directors Aim at in Three Exhibits by Far-the Best Ever Seen Shows Bell" Pronounced Best Percheron in This District Day-Big Excursions-Attractions Tonight With tho weather man'meet tae passed shouldn't it for S1300 added ime handsome silver iest line-up of entries j that it has ever heen W. H. FAIRFIELD, Vice-president cdly awake at the switch, and amid the flutter of a hundred Hags, South- ern Alberta's big exhibition formally opened this, morning. Although the attendance was small at the begin- ning, it gradually gained in momen-' tuni as the day proceeded, ana a rec- ord was looked for this afternoon. is every promise, too, that the under the sun that the> 'average .mortal would care to see, hear or experience. The Park- er are handing out a full line of .higbtclass amusements and attractions inVthcir eighteen shows, are foi the multitude, the main building ris crammed with ex- hibits of every description, there are races that w ill mal e j oar hair (stand, a jumping content tonight the-p'ari- goal aimed at'by the direct- imilLc's to the kale, Ray- money, atul: some handsome silver cups, ..and the b in every class .th. the good fortune of the Directors to! There are attractions galore, and only 'difficult-part of the fair, is to get in on them all. They are all worth every cent expended, too. Tomorrow is District Bay. Special trains, arrive from the south In the morning, with hands from Raymond, Car'dston and Magrath. Full racing interests, is "now on the ground with another geologist, L. S. Kempher, and not return'for a day or so. The 'latest develop.'uent news comes from Spokane. The field ,is "only four miles from Spokane." and the Spokesman-Review, In.its Sunday is- aue, stated that it was due for some attention Spokane capitalists. The field Is generally looked upon )eclares Ventilation of 'Hillcrest Mine Might Cause Disaster ore will, be reached before'the three I mond eating halls, the I'ercheron Fii-' prograiir in the afternoon. MM RINGS'' "Southern Alberta's exhibition will! animal here which I consider the b esc long be remembered as a dis-1 that has ever been shown on' the con- i trict affair, and you can safely, say tineat." I that it compares favorably with the' "Bonnie a Pcrcheron mare, big state fairs on the other owned by George Lane of Calgary, is FANS WORKED ALRIGHT as in the same general oil belt that is i claimed by the- geologists lo extend Irom, northern Alberta through tJio United States into .Mexico. Another encouraging sign, as pointed out in thc Spokesman-Review, ts the fact that-.Segur looks for oil at a much 'iess depth than in the Calgary region, and Hillcrest, July 7. John Brown, general manager of titc Hillcrcst Col- lieries, with executive man- agement both inside and" outside the mine, was.on the staled this morning on the Hillcrest iiujiiiry. He stated ;that he was inside the mine on Tuesday preceding the ex- plosion and found everything in good shape. His first intimation of any- thing wrong was "--when standing at about feet from tlie opening o! j No. 2 mine, he noticed smoke, some live stock on exhibition here credit to any fair, and there is one j Commission on the Empress of Ireland Disaster Will Hand Down its Decision This is the whole story of the Letli- bridge fair, IffH, as seen through the eyes of one of America's greatest stockmen, J. II. Fletcher, of Elgin, Illinois, who is judging the Percheron horses. LIVESTOCK SHOW A HUMMER I The feature of the show all the way through is the remarkable Allow- ing of live bred and raised. Last year (be best animals were from the outside, but this jear Alberta comes to the fore as a pro- ducer o'f live stock, showing that PERCHEHON1 JUDGING JMr.- Fletcher judged several class- es. The first prize yearling filly, Bril- liantirte of Acme, bred and owned by E. of Acme, is an ani- __ on Page COLLIER STORSTAD SOLD that the indications are that a heavy oil will he found, entirely different from the light paraffin base product of the fields further north. Tlmt the field is being recognized iy influential Spokane men is tutesl- to by the following, under a heavy headline in the Sunday Iteview: Spokane Men Interested -Local men also are interested in the Sweet Grass country. 'Walter Nicholls and'his associates recently acquired 12SC acres in Montana, and "S-IO acres in Alberta, divided only by the inter- national boundary, adjoining tho Se- gnr-1 Toward tracts, and tho Flatheiul Petroleum "Co. has Ifl-0 acre's besides, "Willie P. A.'Panlsen and Charles E. Webb, both of Spokane, who tuivo ox- tensive- holdings in the Flathead val- ley, have taken over -1000 acres In Sweet Grass. A' .heavily capitalized Spokane com- pany, including .prominent mining op- erators of the northwest, now is being {Continued on Page I ancl lasted a eoiiple of Ole wrcck of tlie Empress of Ireland From his observations, be ddlivercd next Saturday, ac- and coal coming out of .the s Montreal, .July judgment o[ mine. This volume of smoke immers-'thc commission which innuiwd into ed him utcs. I- _ greatest of smoke andicortiinS to advices today from Quc- ccoluined as far as- lie .could ucc- detect. Tlie force of Lthe explosion The collier Storslad which rammed and sank the Empress in the St. Lawrence River on May 29, was sold today in thc Admiralty Court for H is understood that the stopped thc fait and 'lie' immediately gave instructions to start it up again. A't the time of the explosion tlie fan had been forcing, but he gave or- ders to have it reserved as an ex- C. J. ECKSTORM, Director Only a Few Sections of the Country is Suffering from the Dry Weather CROPS WELL ADVANCED Mayor Ilardic -is sore. The guardian of the city's money bags is (downright put-out, peeved, ruffled and i all because of the pusilanimous, pitiful, lamentable manner, in which the discount bylaw was assassinated 'by the ratepayers, and -the; way in which the city lost the assessment appeal. The first calamity will have an opportunity of re-curring, for the mavor is determined that the bylaw shall be submitted again and again until it is passed. Tn regard to the latter, Mayor Hardie thinks it unfortunate. Not so much-because JMr. Wilson had his as- sessment reduced, hut because the rest of the ratepayers must stand'the burden. Here's the way in which .tho Mayor sizes up the situation 'There can be no doubt but what Mr. Wilson is entitled to his reduc- tion on valuation, regardless of equL- t ihilitt though every other ratepay- er is entitled to the same reduction, 'that is, 37 per cent. But equitahil- ity did not enter ihlo the question at.all. If this reduction was. applied all around, as it should be to .be fair, our rate would be 51 mills this vear. "Unfortunately, or perhaps fortun- ately for the city; this reduction can- not lie made to go round, and the. balance of the community have to for the decrease on Mr Wilsons taxes. "AL round 'figures a nineteen mil- lion assessment, it was first put insure us 92 for our bonds at 'but a reduction to seventeen and a half million 'would only insure us 90, while if reduced down to 37 per cent, as Mr. Wilson's was, or to ten millions, our bonds would he worth about 80.. j "Just fc-r the benefit of those who are clamoring for a low assessment, I want to point out that the city owes today, about in notes and debenture discounts. Would1 it not lie belter to sell our bonds' to pay our debts before' we apply the low assessment And just let me go a little farther for the benefit of those who think they can iget ..the i rVDCDTrMri: assessment low enough to prevent ONE LADY b hXrhKlLlNLL further borrowing." The major thinks _________ j now that this is why the people turn- 1 ed down the bylaws, thinking that it There is no attraction at the pub-1 W0uid help. "No man couU put the lie market like the smiling counteii-1 assessment low enough to prevent ance of a satisfied fanner's wife look-' further borrowing because only one- ing over her counter after the morn-: half, or thereabouts, of the borrow- ing's business is done; :-ing powers are confined to 20 per Patrons are Demanding Pro- duce Direct from Grower-- Is Cash Business There were just this sort of faces it the market this morning, and 'the cent, of the assessment." Bv this the mayor means that tho pro- liecn haust fan. Asked as to whether hfiifor in the action could give any definite 'information as brought hy the Canadian Pacific rail- to bow long this fan had used as a forcing 'fan, he replied that it .might have been six or eight The superintendent- had explained to him that tlie .reason of the change having been made was that he ob- tained better results when the fan was used as ji forcing fan. He bad discussed 'with Mr. Qu'iglcy in a general way, tlie ventilation of the mine this yoar with a view to getting MIC. best results in the mine. There bad been no, suggestions made recently regarding m.iprovements and Mr. Ljuiglcy haii marie no criticism of the ventilation. There had been' an enforcement -of 'the law regarding miners taking into the mines, the firp bosses' being detailed to make examinations of. the men. (Continued on Page CRIME COMMITTED ON THE ALBERTA SIDE July 31 years behind .the bars anil life sentence for murder, a BlacMoot Indian, was unconditionally pardoned .today by President Wilson. Spopce was charged with tho.mur- der .of: a white man. near the Oana- liiau boundary -north of the Meatuua line. It Is.-thought, by the Department of. Justice that imr murder probably was committed .in Canada ami that the territorial courts of "Montana which tried him at Kprt. bad no jurisdiction, .moreover, it. .is npw believed that Spopec ooinmiitetl tho murder 'ia within the twelvemonth, great along breeding has made. '--There-are at least 1000 entries in all the livestock classes. The 'most commendable of the exhibits -.-onic from the south. FIKTY DISTRICT I-JNTIUES security I 'pjiere are ten district championship classes, and upwards of fifty entries owners of the Empress against I in .ThB chamPion-1 wheat' the Collier's owners. i smp contains something over tliej as allffcri purclmsers were owners.! The Storslad was held Winnipeg, July have been many anxious moments during the! past two weeks when the continued dry weather and1 intense heat seemed1 to threaten "the crop. In reply -to the j Cilery as to whether rain was 47; points reported plenty of rain, 29 j sufllcient rain, 37 rain needed, and 22 rain .badly "needed. As- to damage from drought, 21 points reported slight damage, ,17 considerable damage four very scri- invitation on both sides of citj; (Ioes Jml bQrjmr on the basis o[ ter was as plain as day: "Co-mej one-fifth thc taxable assessment, as Those in charge oi the market are' basjs of the assessment, which beginning to realize that- the house- at tne present time is about wives of the city want to buy direct SQ ROW citj. cau b0r- from tlie farmers' wives, and to this row ;ip t0' The assess- end they are encouraging the latter ,nenti taxable, is only in every possible manner to come, to if the borrowing powers were the-city on Tuesdays and BRUTISH MVP. COMING London, July Snowden, the well-known labor leader and mem- ber of Parliament for Blackburn, and his wife, sail for Canada on Friday on tho Virginian. over same mmibzr of entries, and poultry building is crammed over 5tfO entries. _ fear that their produce will be ous.damage, and a number state that j on lhcir haml.Si Mrs. Bailey from while no riehnilc damage has occur-j thc wnst side of the river, essayed rod, the absence of ram has lessened: llpr nrstr t.rij, to market on Friday, the probable yield. I.atc. oats and' everything. This, morning on spring plowing are uaipe and brought -the most. Fridays. ]jmileil to thiS( tiic cjtv would have More are coming all the time, but exceeded its borrowing pow- there in room for many more. ers. (or it owes about on And if.they do come1 they need have this basis.1 .But of this is included in the loans on the public titilitti'S, and therefore does not cotne 'g she came again, and brought more j produce. At ten o'clock she had only About half of the points reported j folll- eggs left. Her purse was ;reen backs. GRAND JURY TO PROBE CHICAGO BANK COLLAPSE Chicago, I'll., July special grand jury to investigate tho collapse, of the La Salle street Trust ings Dank was ordered by Judge Brentuno, Chief Justice OL the Criniiu- al Court oC Cook County, today. raised, may be seen. MEDICINE HAT POLICEMAN LOSES HIS JOB FLY YOUR FLAG A business man called up the Herald at noon and suggested that business houses be urged to fly their flags during tlie Unfurl your hunting; and let world Icnow there's some- thing doing here. Medicine Hal, Alia., July flitch is dismissed: [find Constables Xortham and Me- Laughland suspended for sixty daja as the result of ill-treating a prisonei Frefl Stredwiclf, In the cells. The police committee recommended the- dismissal of nil three, hut' tho felt there were extenuating clrciimatitiices, as Stredwlolt was vio- lent !aiid abusive, and reduced the sentence- for two who did not do the actual, of last year. (Continued1 on Pago it hero." That's one of the things thc'farm- ers will have to learn, and Mrs. Bail- ey admitted get their meats on river, essayed tmiier 30 per cent, clause, which refers only to the assessment. So if the, assessment were reduced to even the city could borrow for would 'be included in the exemptions, upon which the city borrows. Thus, taxable assessment at the city having exercised its borrowing power to the extent, of only would still be able to borrow or the differ- ence between the amount borrowed and the limit, whidh is- une-mi-ii oi the or The mayor p.oinls these things out LIBERAL IS ELECTED Forest, July, ing Officer Carr, In his official count yesterday, gave R. J..MC- Cormick, Llhernl, a mnjority of eleven over .7. 13. Martyn, .in Hie East contest, in connection with" the recent provincial el eeliong. Jhirty.u was declared elected at the time hy a. jua- jority of nine. A recount is he- ing demanded by the Conserva- tives, .arid .It will probably be held'.by judge this -'week. the market fresh, and in tempting, because he believes the public should I looking The, patrons of, thc irii1' market to ge.t it, and .they j want .tg, buy direct from the p'roduc- cr. NO IT b 1 Butter sold 2ft cents. Fresh eggs sol.il cents pel know where they aic at with their civic finances. If the assessment were reduced to it would mean-that everyone would pay the same amount of taxes that they are paying, a't the present time, for the rate would go up to 51. It would mean that (he. city's bonds would dozen, with good demand: Kggs that; worth about 80 instead of 92, and it were not strictly fresh sold at 'two dozen for 15 cents. The first Saskatoon berries of. thc season ware on the .sold at'lS n pint, or 2 Dressed chicken sold atJ8 .to 20 cents pfr pound.. One little hunch of .11 farmers con- signed their meat to tho-market, and did a hip; business booth. Many, [arnnrs iu for fail' were, would mean that those who are bont on limiting the city borrowing pow- er would lie wasting time and trou- ble, because tlie city, could !still wade in to the .extent of Do you gather it Tcrcse at thc market on a tour ,of inspect tion', were well- Satisfied' wrilih what thc; buw. i, ;