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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald THURtDAY, JUUY I, IW0. FEAR TROUBLE IN CAPE BRETON Troops are Being Aa- sembled At Citadel At Halifax Halifax, N. S., July ing news comes from Cape Breton of disorder in the collieries and all day troops have been converging from the different forts around Halifax into the Citadel and all leave has been cancelled. This was done so that the military might be ready with a force to go to Glace Bay should they be called upon to pre- serve oider in the coal strike district there. Twenty officers and two ma- chine guns and a full equipment are in readiness for instant dispatch. At ten o'clock the last detachment of artillerymen from one of the outly- ing posts reached the city. A spec- ial train is provisioned and tents aboard. About 500 men from the Koyal Artillery and Royal Canadian Regiment embarked, and the train wiU reach Glace Bay 'before daylight in the morning. Halifax, N. S., July 10.30 last night, requisition for troops for Cape Breton was received by telegraph At 3.47 this morning twenty-five offi cers and 510 men from Garrison lefl on special train for Sydney and ex pected to arrive there after five o' clock this morning, the train being i The force took two, ma KILLED AT CAYLEY Jas. Musgrovo Met Death in a Run- away July night, while returning from Nanton, J. Mas- grove, a farmer living east of Cay- 'ey, was thrown. from his rig and tilled. No one saw the accident, but near as can- be inferred from Ihu indications it- occurred in the ing way: Mr. Musgrove, returning from Nan- ton, had Mr- Mclntyre with him as far as the latter's home, leaving there about 7 p.m. He went on alone. His team reached home at 9 o'clock with the empty rig. A search, party was organized, and at the foot of a steep hill, near Mr. Mclntyre's place, they found his body at 11 p.m. Strewn for some distance were groceries, etc., that he had had in the rig. Apparently the horses had be- yond control coming down the hill, and at the bottom had made a sharp turn throwing him out upon his held Deceased was very highly and leaves a wife and grown up fam- ily to mourn bis loss as well as many friends. MAYOR MADE THEM PAY THE LICENSE High River's Chief Magistrate Held Out Against Cir- cus (Special to The Herald) High River, July .7. .Campbel Bros, circus arrived at High Rive on Sunday They had lay over till Monday. council on general principles employ- LANDS HIT HIGH SPOTS KEEN BIDDING A FEATURE Lively Contest Between Farmer and Speculator For Al- berta's Rich Farm Lands Excitement is beginning to grow intense at the the point has friendship ceases. noon everything school land sale and about arrived where Yesterday after- worked smoothly and the arrangement the dealers had among themselves worked like a clock except on a few occasions when an outsider, butted in.. Sometimes the outsider got so busy that he had to be talked to and got in on a working arrangement. It took the first part of the afternoon to clean up town- ship 9 range 1-i where 18 sections were sold at prices ranging around and There were no bidders for the land offered in 10, 11 and north of Purple Springs. "The selling in the south end of range 15 occasioned no ripple until township 4 was reached. Settlers got :ifter some of this and quarters sold as high as an acre, twelve miles oast of Warner. Leifmgwell Egan bought several Sections in this dis- trict. On 11-6-15, the bidding was lively going as high as A good section near Purple Springs went for Burins the sale the most of the dealers have been using the farmers the very fairly. When farmers needed the they land knew as it was adjoining them; they nearly always let them have it. 'ihere are two or three .dealers, however, with whom sentiment cuts no figure and fanners in some cases were made to pay top- figures to get the land they wanted. Lively Opening This morning's session opened up with lively scenes. 11-5-16 northeast of Warner went to the O. W. Kerr Co., at average price of Dr. Tinny got 29-5-16, near his other property, but had to pay to get it. 29 6-16, eighteen miles .east of Stirling went to the D. E. Hunter Co. at about 11-7-13 a Httlj faft'Krxmi was secur- ed by the Alberta Securities Co. at about ?9.50, the last.quarter going for A new man broke mjx> the game on 1-9-16 only from Taber, and bought a half-section at The four quarters of J3-9-16" went for ind res- pectively. An odd quarter in 17-9-16, four miles south of Taber went for Top Price of Sale The top price of the sale to date and the wildest bidding was in 29-946 which, is only a mile'south of-Iaber. I. L. Holman lives adjoining the west half of the section and he was bound to have it. A Taber dealer, Tainter, was also after it. Tainter paid top price to date lor'the S. E. quar- ter, beating a farmer. But Holman was after the west half: He beat them all and sang out dollar bids as glibly as if they were cent bids until he reached for the S. W. quarter and for the N. W. There were rounds of applause for him as he secured, the property. Tainter got the other east quarter for Section 11-10-16, two miles northeast of Taber went tor to Getting onto range 17, there was little doing until Benton Hatch had to go as high as to secure 11- 6-17. Some formers got- quarters eas- ily in 6-17. Taber Rivals "The Taber dealers .got bidding against each other on 11-7-17, about fifteen miles northeast of Stirling and one of them got it all at and Weber Bros, were run up as high as for the quarters in 29-7-17 adjoin- ing their present farm about fifteen miles northeast of Stirling The Taber dealers returned to the iray for ll-S-17 about ten miles south of Woodpecker or Barnwell as it is now called and two of them divided the section at prices from to Geo. Miller, of high for 29-8-17, of Barnwell, being run up to prices ranging from to The sale this afternoon will dispose of some very fine land in 9-17 south of Barnwell and likely some of the stuff around Chin for which there will be a wild scramble. DRAGGED CANADIAN j FLAG IN THE DUST Conduct of Unittd to Toronto, Brought to Attention of Mayor Toronto, Ont., July delegation from the Queen City Orange Ladge visited -Mayor Oliver today and com- plained oi an outrage to the Canad- ian flag by United States visitors on Monday. The visitors it wass claim- ed, dragged the Canadian flag along in the dust, tied t0 a tally-ho, ated -with the Stars and Stripes. A sergeant and policeman, are said to have had their attention called to what was Being done but they stated in reply to pedestrians that they did not think they had authority to act. The mayor expressed astonishment the occurrence and said that orders would be given to arrest any one ia suiting the flag. NORTH TRAIN IEFTTHE TRACK Some Passengers Go- ing to Edmonton Were Injured FLOODS IN Des Homes, Iowa, IOWA July The worst flood of the year is raging in the Des Moines river district. Res- idents in the lower part of the city are surrounded by a foot of water. Every train coming into Des Moines -tonight was -hours late. Culverts and small bridges have been swept away. ELEVATOR RATES ARE REASONABLE Taber, had to pay seven miles south to town heavy one. chine guns ment and two days' rations There constables extra are 250 men from the Eoyal Canad- _ Poiio ian regiment, 200 Canadian Artillery, fifty .Canadian engineers and detach- ments from the army medical and army service corps. Lieut.-Col, Wad- more, of E. C. R. is in command of the force, and Major MacDonnell went as staff officer. Glace Bay, N. S., July members of the Mounted Police were town. special arrests were made. The mayor and chief of police no- ified the circus people ;of a town by- morning all. was quiet at the collier- ies and no disturbancesr have- occur- red. Crowds "of strikers congregated about the collieries fences, but the miners not on strike are not molested. HIGH RIVER HAS PLENTY OF MOISTURE (Special to The Herald) High River, July Bros., about six miles southwest of High. River, have about five hundred acres of tail wheat which is beading out, and gives promise of a first class crop. The daily showers are helping along the crops. Each drop means five cents. There is plenty of mois- ture now for a sure crop- aw requiring seventy-five dollars li- cnse -fee. The circus tried -a game, of luff and several citizens signed a pe- ition to reduce the license .-to The mayor stood firm on the by-law and -to budge a cent. The threatened to pull "out but ould not get an engine5' so had to stay. They threatened' to hold the ray checks of their men till after eaving Biver. asked for his wages, was a punch on the nose so he start- ed legal proceedings to get his money The men were paid. A crowd came nto town and the circus paid their and gave a good clean show, had one side show for DISTRICT Y. M, C. A. WORK FOR ALBERTA TOWNS E. M. Thomasson, special secretary of Canadian West Committee Young Men's Christian Associations, visited the towns of Southern Alberta a few- The Plan is to make a days ago start by renting a room town for a Y.M.C.A. A common dis trict secretary would be appointed for several towns in a district, while in each town there would be a loca as an assistant in each who would also act as caretaker for the would be along the room. The program U3'ixl Y.M.C.A. lines with gymnasium afilotfc and educational classes, as des.ree in each town. The genera secretary would travel back and forth thrvig i the towns of his district at tending these classes and helpim along work with his expert ad vice. The towns along the line between Calgary and Macleod would form a workable district, while-from Mac- leod to Coleman wouW make another good one. And the towns on A. Big Train Went Through Bridge Kansas City. Mo., July long distance telephone message from Po- nona, 68 miles says that oen coaches of Atchison, Topcka anta Fe train No. 5, which left Kansas City at nine o'clock, .went through a.bridge there this after- noon, four coaches overturning in the water. From the shore passengers can be 'seen sitting on top of the coaches. One woman and a child' are reported drowned. The train, was one of the heaviest that travelled on the line west of Kansas City. Hit By Ball Ottawa, July D. A. Lees, Fort Saskatchewan, has been appointed district judge at .Wetaskiwin, succeeding Judge Noel, transferred to Judicial District of Athabasca. if. if. if. if if. if Was Killed Railway Commission Says So-Will Not Make Order Re. Switches SIR which they paid an extra There display of fireworks while the circus train was being loaded. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Jockey R- Selden, who was thrown in the second race at the Willows track, Victoria, B. yesterday; while riding the favorite. Fay and had his skull fractured, is not expected to recover. I.ucien Archambault, 15 years old, was drowned in Rideau Canal Ot- tawa while bathiner. Dr. R. W. Brock, chief of Canadian Geological Survey, is in Ottawa Iso- lation hospital suffering from -diph- theria which developed soon after his return from Nova Scotia. The case is not regarded as serious. 'John Richardson, Toronto., died as result of broken back, sustained by falling from a street car. Emily Moffatt, 58 "years old, died in Hamilton city, hospital last night WILFRID ALONE ON THE JOB Ortawa, July All the ministers except Sir 'Wilfrid Laurier are out of the city today and the premier is acting head of every department of state. Sir Wilfrid will go to Athabasca- ville, Que., his old home in a few weeks for a short vacation. and lier Will Moffatt, in the sixty MONTREAL'S REGIME OF GRAFT Show the Editors City and District Secretary McNieol and Chairman McKeown, of the reception com- mittee, of the local -Board of Trade, have arranged a splendid pro- gram for the entertainment of the Michigan editors here tomorrow. The visitors in the short time they are j here will have the opportunity of seeing all the sights of the city and district they ought to go away with, a lasting impression of Lefch- bridge. At 9.30 o'clock in the morning the A very sad accident occurred at Taber on Monday last. Fred Jones, formerly of Lethbridge, was playing ball with another boy, when he was struck ia the temple with the ball and instantly killed. A telegram was sent to Mrs. Winnicot, of the North Ward, who is Fred. Jones' cousin. She, with her husband and --Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, left for Taber to attend' the funeral, which was held on Tuesday. The Jones boy was in Lethbridge about two weeks ago, working for John Brodie. He went to live with his parents in Taber about a week be- fore his death. The deceased was a Ottawa, Ont., July decision not to make the contemplated order that all switches must be six feet from the tracks of the railways in Canada, was reported today by the railway commission. The Granc Trunk pointed out that it would have to move every switch on. it system, as they were at a distance of five feet four inches from tb tracks. It also discussed the applications of the Dominion Millers' Association asking that the elevator rates charg ed by the C. "P. R. at Fort William and Port Arthur be reduced to th same scale as those at Owen Sound and other lake ports. The commis- sion was unanimous in -holding the present rates reasonable and dis- missed the application. nephew of Mr. Samuel Jones, Sr. North Ward. of Edmonton, July timta here from Calgary this evening was ditched and is not expected to ar- rive until an early hour in morn mg. Five were injured, but it is said not seriously. The wreck was caused by spreading rails, due to soft track. All cars vere overturned but the diner and engine. A spreading rail, which developed after the engine and tender bad pass- ed over it, saved that much oi the train, as they did not track. But all oi the passengers were in their seats the express mess- engers and mail clerks were busy when the crash came. In: the mail car, McLatchie was the only man who was not knocked unconscious. and he immediately set about getting his partner, Buel, out of the wreck- age. The fireman, engineer, conductor and brakemla, assisted by several of the passengers, also worked hard to get at the injured men, and it was only a very short they were placed on the ground alongside of the wreck. As soon as he saw what'damage bad been done and that the injured were all being taken care of, Con- ductor Chamberlain went to. Innis- fail to telegraph for assistance. Two. doctors from Innisfail were on the scene thirty minutes after the wreck occurred and about an "hour later a wrecking crew; arrived from Bed Deer... to clear the track. A wrecking out- fit with doctors and nurses was also sent from Calgiary, leaving here at about and when they arrived of the accident both. working from the ends at the scene crews_ began to clear away the wreck. from Calgary also carried a special mail aad baggage car and two enger coaches, and when the passen- gers were transferred to te special away, the REBELS LOSE HEART A Teheran despatch to the London Times says that the landing of Rus- sian troops at Enz-li has dishearten- ed the rebels who appear to realize tion tWs: morning. At Winnipeg James York was sen- tenced to- one year's imprisonment for deserting his was ill. In view of Joseph Chamberlain's 73rd -birthday tomorrow, a memorial c-attvering has been arranged to take IFUtJU Uiic. w- iUrt could also form a district Y. J place in Albert hall, tfcfi M.C.A.. Sui'li a Plan would be a great help to young men of Southern Al- berta help keep up their interest in manly sports and assist in de- veloping good character. physique and sound Narrow Escape For Mr. Johnson evening. Many warm 'congratula- tions are reaching Austen Chamberlain. It is understood the labor depart- ment will appoint two conciliation officers, one with authority in east- ern part of Canada, and the other in Royalties Had To Be Paid In Order To Get Contracts party will be taken out on the big that the-r moveixient against the gov- bridge on a special train. Members js-doomed to failure, of the local board are invited to Par- ticipate in this feature of the pro- gram and bring their wives along, too. The special train will take on passengers at the west end of the freight shed. After the bridge trip there will be an automobile drive through the city and out to the experimental farm. From the farm the party will pro- ceed to the beautiful home of D. J. Whitney, where a Lethbridge lunch will be served on the lawn. Citizens desiring to participate in this tion of the program will be welcom- ed. At 2.15 the editors leave, the city. MR. PUGSLEY IS COMING HERE BEYOND THE ACT, NOW Ottawa, July inquiries made of the Labor Department as to what action the Government will take towards settlement of a strike in Cape-Breton, but the department points out .that the jtrikers have con- formed with every requirement of the labor disputes act. No further official appeal has been made to the department since the con- ciliation board made its report, the terms of which the men refused to ac cept. the west. big landslide occurred between While on the other side Of a parti- tion separating him from a shooting- gallery, T. 0. Johnson, who has been building the Djifferin Hotel on Bur- dett St. nearly suffered a serious ac- cident. A drunken fellow came into the shooting gallery and started monkeying with a rifle which went off. The ballet went through the partition, through Mr. Johnsons hat, grating his skull and breaking St. Anne d la perade and St. Alben, Port Neuf county, Quebec, as a re- sult of which the bed of St. Anne is entirely obstructed and a Qood is imminent. The eighth international conven- tion of the Epworth League of the Methodist Episcopal church in the United States and Canada met at Seattle yesterday with seven 'bishops among the delegates. Five thousand delegates had arrived and as many more are expected by tonight. At last night's meeting of the United Society of Christian Endeav- or at St. Paul, the delegates were welcomed at the auditorium by Oov- Montreal, July possible ex- planation of why it costs so much to koep the Montreal streets in repair was given at the Royal Commission today, when a witness, F. P. Powell, of the Hassam Paving Company, stated that in order to get contracts for paving he bad to pay a royalty of sixty cents a yard. This royalty ho said he had paid to a nam named Belanger, who he supposed had more influence in aldermanic circles than he had. Until he started paying the royalties he could not get contracts, but as soon as he paid he secured them. The matter will be sifted on Friday, in connection with the alleg- ed hold ups of the roads committee in their effort to let contracts to very high tenderers, incluuiag the Hassam Company. an electric light on the other side of ernor Johnson. The president, Dr. him. Mr. Johnson has returned to Clark, urged that the mission of the Dakota having given up his building organization was to strive for one (or the time being. million new members before 1911. PEACE FOR EVERMORE Between Canada and the United States Advocated by Hon. R. Lemieux Burlington, Vt.f July S'.-The Hon. Rodolph E. Lemieux, postmaster general of Canada, in speaking here today at the Champlain Tercenten-1 Will Be In the City Some Time This Month A LIBERAL ELECTED Chaiiottetown, P. E. I., July As expected the vacancy in the first district Oi Queens County, caused by the death of the speaker of the House, Hon. Matthew Smith; will be filled by a government supporter. Mr. Crossby won out in the today by a majority of 69. and the track cleared, journey .to Edmonton was [but it was not until nme__hours after the regular time that traffic was: re- sumed. Mail Clerk Wilson was badly gash- ed over the also a