Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALSEHTA, FRDDAY, JULY 9, 1909. NO. I7i. LIARS GALORE IN CIVIC INQUIRY Point Blank Denials Made By Montre- al Officials NEW JOB FOR KITCHINER London, Eng., July Express says Canadian and Australian invitations t-j Lord Kitchener to'inspect'aad re- port on their 'defensive forces will bo> accepted; It is suir- frestfd that. Kitchener be ap- pointed Inspector General1 of overseas forces'of the Crown. OVER EIGHTY DOLLARS AN ACRE WAS PAID FOR SCHOOL LANDS Keen Bidding for Property at Company Secure It and Will Have a Townsite Surveyed. TERRY McGOVERN OUT OF HIS KIND Xew York, July McGwern, former bantam weight pugilist, was committed by a Brooklyn magistrate to fidi-d King's county hospital today. His ac- tions have for some th'iw psst indicated that his mind had woakened. LOW WATER PRESSURE Edmonton, Alta., July fire alarm turned in at 10.15.for a fire in the Abbott Smart feed found the department unable to fight the flames, owing to the weakness of the thw Chin-Siding is located, water pressure. They, however wcn, the 0; w_ Kerr ing. TROOPS THERE TO PROTECT MINERS Montreal, July civic in- quiry today was made by the appearance in. the witness box of two of the men ''higher who by common report and the evidence of witnesses are pointed out as being the recipients of a large share of the graft. The first of these, Alderman Proulx. of the police committee, went into the box and swore point blank that the stories xvitnesses had told of his having received money were untrue. The only exception was in one case when he had been paid for professional services rendered. Former Chief Benoit, of the fire brig-acie', adopted an entirely different tact. He was quite frank. He ad- mitted .-that Munday had paid him money but it was only payment for losses at poker. He had also receiv- ed money from Beck of the Canadian Rubber 'Company. Tn this' case he Glace Bay, X. S... July had frequently recommended to out- from .different collieries of the Dom- side parties the purchase of supplies Coal Comnajav show, on the n-om the Rubber Company and Beck i had been good enough to recbsnize more mmcrs the assistance. There had never bei-n j todai' than yesterday. Alines in op- any stipulated cotam ssion. Judge-1 eration are lumbers 1, -1, 5, 8, 12, Cannon was quite sharp with the and i-i. About 500 men arc at work w tness at times and finally intimat- at No. 1 and the same number at ed that when he came to write his j No. 5. The presence of troops had report that there would be some re- j a quieting this morning. The commendations- in it that certain i .sol-diers were under -arms early and an acre f'.r a quarter section and .acre for the whole st-c- is a record price for bury bald prairie twenty miles from a town. Those are the prices paid yesterday afternoon for Section 3-9-18, on which The buy- the rest and got it. At first tiie bidding was slow. There had been a whole lot of talking ab _, n T T O.i.V_J A V-' ._, HJlU ceded in confining it to that build- Messrs Armable and Ta-ter of Taber j were the chief contestants for the j south-west quarter which went for j The railway runs through the I two south quarters 133.93 acres to sell, "kt this price the high priced j quarter sold for which is j certainly going for a quarter j section. The 0. W. Kerr Co. intend and furious. Bid? went up ?2, So! Auctioneer Jollied Them a- a jump while one piece went up j Gt-o. Milit-r did the buying first at once. Another man bid asjthing this morning, Citing 32 at first bid on a upset. He fijor-J 33 awl 34 around ?23. The 0. Kerr Co. gc: 35-9-1S and 1 and 2 in 10-16 at the price and the auctioneer lot loose Ooine jollying re- marks about the machine being work- ing again after apparently -being knocked u> pieces lust night. 3 and 4 in 10-1S went in quarters to many different at prices run- nine from to S22.50. Section 5 onst Mr. Schoeneroann .paid i jC. N. 1'S NEW Co., and the excitement that would when the Chin stuff was put up every man seemed anxious to that he was not exciu-d. So they ;i'l bacK and sometimes tried to work in 25 cent bids on land. BUT firclly all reserve broke and bids APPOINTED TRAINMASTER AT MOOSE JAW H. McConnell, formerly yard master for the C.P.R. at Calgary, nas acting relief train mas- Regina Is i o Become "F An Important Di- Nothing Sensational Has Oc-j; curred In Cape Breton Yet having a 'town on the quarter and j already have instructed J. F. ton ir, survey it. The north v i tei went up to the j.to while A. L..-Dilworth, a com- rnercial traveller, 'bought in th-; o-.h-r quarter, which was the first put up I at an acre, making an of for the whole i cr over for the section. Bids Fast and Furious I Tin bidding on the school IMIOS situated around Chin -in tov.-a-L.ips and 10 of ranee 137 was oft.' i fast OLD TIMER IS DEAD AT VICTORIA parties be prosecuted for. perjury. Touring Press Men View Lethbridge in Delight- ful Style squads on duty at the ani en- trances of collieries, but-.there was ino attempt mu.de to molest the men going to work it is felt that the strike is now .a waiting one. Today the absence of women ainon.-- the strikers was noticeable. Sydney, X. S., July mili- tary tram from Halifax with 510 men and 24 officers- arrived here this jas. feiliy, Former Mayor Of Calgary, Passes Away Calgary, July Jaines Beilly evening and were nzoved on to Glace three times mayor of Calgary, one Bay. The.force which is under com- of its most valued citizens and wide- i mand of Col. Wadmore, Royal Can- ly known throughout all adiah Regiment, with Major Mac-; Canada for 24'years, is..dea Donald as staff officer, consists of 74 years. The death occurred at the 250 men from the R. C. H., 200 from [residence of his wife in Victoria, B. [the Canadian Artillery, 50 Canadian, C. This news reached his nephew. (Engineers and detachments from the I Alderman C. B. Beilly, here yester- came fast and furious. All sows of prices were paid. 'Sometimes .--tu; quarter- would go away up while the next adjoining would for but on the average it all around Excitement Ran High When the sale started yesterd.-iy ternoon, Auctioneer !Norris .vas wo A ing on the numerous sections in. 'j-17 south of Purple Springs. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. and 15 in 9-17, ranging from two to seven miles from Barnwell as the, old town cf Woodpecker is now call j ed, sold from to a homestead- er paying the top price for a quarter. The Ta-ber dealers exhibited consid- erable rivalry for this land and at j times excitement ran high, frequently! cheers greeting the successful bidder.! Some farmers got after several quar- j ters. but the dealers out bid them, an j outside dealer doing the greater part of .the bidding against them. Sev-1 era I homesteaders got quarters, sonic! at reasonable Section 29-S-1S, six miles southeast'1 of Chin was bought by the Alberts.: Securities Co.. .at an average price of I It was a quarter 1o four when Mr. i Norris started in on the Chin land. j The upset, price on the four -of! sections 'was with and for the balance.of stuff. Sc'c-; tion 19-9-18. the first put up, which 1 was next south of the high priced sec- j tion went for on -the average, H: J. H. 'Skeith and the Bowman? aged getting it. Helgerson Bras, paid nearly an j acre for. .20-0-18. 21-9 13 brought i 22 sold'- fo I ter at Tifacleotl and for the past few months, has been pro- to be train master at Moose i Jaw. vision Point Regina, Sask., July dent D. 3Iann, of the C. N. R., at a conference held here with the city council, pointed out to tKc an acre for section 6, after lively bidding with T.S.'McKenzie, who owns the adjoining- property. was j paid for section 7. After this prices j were considerably lower, the land be- ing lighter and somewhat broken'. near the river went! begging without takers. Very little land up by the river was sold, an occasional section being sold ranching purposes. Section 29-12-18 was bought by Tain- ter and a farmer for nt-arly an acre. This section is a particularly fine one but was nearly twenty miles A. FRAYNi AT THE HEAD Trades And Labor Council Select Officers BANQUET TO HON. C. MURPHY that Regina occupied a position al- most midway between the Great Lakes and the Pacific Coast and has so strongly impressed the man- agement of that company that it has been definitely decided to make city the chief -divisional point of their i system 'between Winnipeg on the east and Edmonton and Calgary on the west. In fact the Canadian North- ern has decided to construct a new- main line to -Edmonton, using their Winnipeg-Brandon-liegina route as first'section of the new line. From Regina the Prince Albert branch will-- be utilized to a point nmr Craik, and from there another line will be built crossing the South Sas- katchewan at Elbow and running The election and installation of of-1 northwest to Edmonton and .on to new; route will cil took place last night. It was de-j replace the present C. ST.' R. maut cided that the old officers retain their line. For. transcontinental tra back from the railway and across the j. fleers of the Trades and Labor Coun-jthe Pacific coast. The Non Political -Affair Given At Fernie, B.C (Special F-jruie, July Charles Mur- phy, Secretary of State in -the Do- minion, cabinet and party, arrived hore on last night's w-jst bound lo- cal. positions as .President, A. Frayne; Vice Fresi- deent, M. A. Dennisori, Secretary, B. Pipes; Treasurer, D. J, McCormick; Trustees, j! M. Ritchie, T. Hanrahan Unk.n 1681, Brotherhood oi Carpc-nters and Joiners ol America. C. R. will also build Battiefo'rd to Calgary. They have with them two ma- Lsthbridge entertained th members of the Michigan Press Asso" jcorps ciation today. It is" questionable and a complete whether they, were as well with two days> rations- Everything was uuiet this afternoon among- the strikers, but the news that soldiers were on .the way was received -in a in the Tvest as in this city. Tn3 Board-of Trade, gave the vis'tors opportunity of viewing all the in this growing city and then lock them out into the country, the trip at the Whitney farm, vi---re a most delectable lii luncheon -was served or. iho lawn at this ideal farm Th MiehigauuKrs. were delighted witn t the cky's outing and voiced np- pirfCMtion continuously until the traiu moved out from th- x'prm, shortly after two oclook. At the lunckepn, Lucy, the charm- ing little daughter of President bourse of the local Board of Trade, presented each of the visitors with bouquets., of wild roses. Mr. Nourse, at the con- clusion' of the feast, made an ad- dress of welcome and after a suit- able acknowledgement, three rousing cheers were given and the party re- Western Canada, any wider acquaintance and more gener- ally liked than -James Reilly. He was'j boru in Sherrmjrton, P. Q., tind was in business there before coming to Calgary, where he has been a very Trustees, W. Morgan, ham, W. T. Wynne. A. G-. Need- The private car in which the dis- J.J. j Anguished party is touring the Wt-st, an i was side tracked, and the party re- j niained here over night., taking up j cheaper, farmers setting the most of j their westward course this morning-, it. was paid for section 27. attached to'the regular west bound For 23 an average of was p'aisl. express fur Nelson. The wholesale biscuit man from Chi-i A large number of the prominent isq-uare tonight.at eight o'clock, cago and J. C. Perry paid ?24 50 for I citizens of the town were at the Hon- Wni- Puffale5' wil1 oe. invited MAN EATING LIONS JSFaishia, British East Africa, July officials have 'closed the.public road from ATairobi to Hall, owing to invasion of man-eating held their regular meeting en Wedrrs- j lions day last, when the following officers were installed: President, Bro. B. Scanliri; Vice- Prt-sident, Bro. C. Brooks; Financial Secretary, Bro. H. A. Mansor.; Sec. Sec. Bro. T... B. Watkins; Treasurer, Bro. Chappell. The Painters and Decorators Local No. 334, have elected the following' officers: Gus Neidig, past president; R. J. Kane, president; Chas. Schopnover, president; J, G. Cowan, secre- tary; A. E. treasurer; A. E. Sunnier, C-'-n.; H. P. Hopwood, Wax.; EPT REDUCTION LOCAL NEWS NOTES Concert by the City Band on the For Pillar Work At the ffifl- crest Mine Grant's Report very suilen spirit act of violence j scene that will Cape Breton for mav participate actions of the solid west. al- be remembered in j ways taken a very active part in .all years. Lomr manner of civic affairs as well ers converged their forces'at Domin-j three different occasions. He was ion No. 1. the third larirest of the i also active in general political al- paired to t-hfi train. In-their trip about the city and country the' visitors rode in auto- mobiles kindly furnished by the fol- lowing local owners: Skeith Tilley, iMasbp. Land Co., (three) 0. W. Kerr Co., Hatch, Hyde and Sounders, P. L Naismith. John F Hatch, W. Blenner Hassett, and Howard Case. The members of the Michigan par- ty were: Wm..P. Nisbett and wife, Big.Rap- ids, Herald, Big Rapids. Milo W. Whittaker .and wife, Jack- son, Patriot, Jackson. Wilbur A. Chvne !and wife, Herald Quincy. A. B. Bragdon, jr.. Record Commer- cial, Munroe. C. J. Kirby, Record Commercial, Munroe collieries of the coal company, and before seven o'clock three thousand fairs. He was the first to take up the question of provincial autonomy inen were lined, up about the plant, jand some twelve years ago stumped When the P; W. A. men. appeared on the country in the effort to they way to work they were- appeal- the people on that question. arouse Twice he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Territorial Legislature. During the last few years of his Expects Sale To Break Record and the slightest', active figure in laying the iounda- I sectioc cast of bi? one- Sec-1 tion to meet the honorable gentle- tion 31 went for nearly. an acre, man, and alter a general introduction Dilworth getting one quarter. Jos.; and hand shake all round, the party ________________ _ 'Young one-and R. V. Gibbons-two. i was entertained at the King Edward DeforellwT -this "ZoZntog "he been "mayo7o7 the" town on That concluded the afternoon's sell-i hotel, where more than forty guests sat down to an informal banquet ten- ;dered to Mr. Murphy, -i The gathering was non-political. .The Mayor presided and welcomed the distinguished visitor t0 the city, i Sir. ilurphy proved to be a very pleasant speaker and created a most favorable impression upon his audi- J. L. Doupe. assistant land com- but steered clear of any decided [mission'er for the C. P. E., vvas in as to the completion of the life he had city yesterday. In conversation' Present pubic work going on, or as ed to not to go to work, and when persuasion failed several were set up- on and badly -beaten. The women are not a whit behind the men. There were no serious disturbances at the mines today, a heavy rain storm keeping most of the strikers indoors. The.poorer strikers, foreigners, are jit was he who more than any already seeking- assistance from the j brought to the attention of the pub- i to address the Canadian Club on 'his visit here. Don't forget the City Band dance in the K. of P. hall. .Best of music by the Orpheus orchestra. M.. -J. Manning, western inspector for the Merchants Bank, is inspect- ing- the branch this week. G-eo. Ross arrix'ed home from Port Hope to-day, where he has been at- Rev. H. E.. Grant, o! Fernie, who- investigated the trouble at HiUcrest mine in regard to pillar work, has made the following T B- c- July 7, 1909. io ihe Joint Committee: Representing the Western Coal Op- erators Association and District 13 of the United Mine Workers'of Ameri- Gentlemen: In the matter of the differential oin- pillars at the HiUcrest Coal and'-Cei company's mine- at Hillcrest, before your committee leod, July 6, 1909, as chairman of the above committee, I have the honor V report as follows: During the sitting of. the concilia- eller and a wide observer, so his ad- vice on matters municipal was fre- quently asked and usually accepted. j Mr. Doupe made a statement that is ito an5" new undertakings of that worth notice, viz.: that the country He was not minister of public e and Moose Jaw i works but had no doubt but that such year than it has I matters would receive the earnest cou- between looks better this U. M. W., but only the scant neces- I lie advantage of the commission saries of life are given as yet. De- velopments are expected when the form of g-ovemment for Calgary. Tho funeral will take place from since 1883. Another evidence of the of the public works depart-' "rt interest being taken in Western Can-' nient. iada is the fact that the C. p. R. W. E. Ross, M.P.P., Eev. H. E. _____ ___ __r____ ____ __ livilil department has sold over one Grant, R. Eeding, George Pedlar, A. soldiers detrain at Glace Bay in the (the residence of his brother, Will iam jhun'dred Per cent- morc land Fisher and others made short ad- jthe past six months than was sold dresses and a. very pleasant evening morning. i Reilly. APARTMENT HOUSE TO BE BUILT HERE Holden, wite and son Harold, EaglerPress, Traverse City. Homer Harwood and wife, Watch- man, Wan-en. C. 0. Evans and wife. Watchman, Warren. Arthur L. Gordon and wife, Detroit Journal, Detroit. J. grouser, wile and son, Big Hapids Pioneer, Big Rapids. Miss Alice Aneell, Detroit Times, Detroit. Miss Matilda 'Mutschel, Detroit Times, Detroit. Mrs. E. A. Stowe, The Tradesman; Grand Kapids. E. A. Stowe, jr, Grand The Tradesman, J. M. 'Moses and wife, Daily Chron- icle, Marshall. James Slocum and wife, Gleaner, Detroit. H. F. Adams, Daily Herald, Dow- ogiac. Louis C. Cranaton and wife. Clarion, Lapeer. (Continued on Back Lethbridge is going to have a mod- ern apartment house, superior to anything of the kind in Alberta. This morning Fred W. Downer, who is continually displaying his faith, in by investing in property in this city, announced that he had decided to erect such a structure on the corner of Redpath and Cutbill streets. Work commenced today and the erection of the building will be in charge of J. E. Lussier, who superintended the construction of Mr Downer's palatial residence on the corner of Westminster Road and Red- path streets. This apartment house will be three storeys in height with a full base- ment. There will be three flats each on the ground ami second floors. These flats will each consist of a drawing room, dining room, kitchen, bath room and three bed rooms. There will be a laundry in the ment for each flat. On the third floor Mr. Downer has decided to pro-! vide bachelor's suites, of a sitting room, bedroom and bath. Tkere will be six of these, and tliree of them have already been taken. Four of the flats have already been spoken for. Every flat and suite will be furnish ed by Mr. Downer in the most mod- ern style and all the tenants will have to supply, -in order to commence housekeeping, is the linen and silver- ware.. There will be a verandah for each flat facing on Redpath street. A caretaker will reside in the base- ment. The building will be heated by steam. The dimensions of this apartment house, which by the way will be a very fine looking building from the exterior, are feet frontage on Redpath by 64 feet deep. Mr. Downer is to be commended for his enterprise. That there is need for such a building in the city is evi- denced by the demand for flats and su Persons requiring will need to hustle in order to secure accommodation. for the same months during 1908. Asked as to the sals of Carmengay jtownsite, Mr. Doupe expects it to be i a record breaker. He says Carmen- g-ay is ideally situatted and -has every prospect for becoming a good town, and rapidly. The fertility of the district is well known. The fact that Carmengay is located in the centre of a large district, that its water supply and drainage is assured, is a guarantee of its future. The site is on the banks of the river. Three lots have been reserved for a hotel site. And realizing ance an up-to-date hotel is to a town or community, it is the intention to commence the erection of such a building at once. With the exception of these three lots there are abso- s enjoyed by all present. tending college. L. 0. L. No. 1666 met in the K. of P. hall last night and reorg-anizcd the local lodge. The following- were j iar with mining elected to office for the ensuing year: Jas. Scott, master W. 0. Hutton, deputy master R. G-riflith, recording-, secretary W. M. Ray, chaplain B. W. Johnston, 1st committee man 3. Davis, 2nd. committee man director of ceremonies, were given by W. M. Niblock. of Medicine Hat, grandmas- ter, and J. H. Alexander, grand or- ganizer, of Calgary. The lodge will meet at the K. of P. hall at 10.30 Sunday morning and parade to the 'Baptist church. the mine -was in remarkably good, condition, after two months' idleness. It ought to .be so far as mines go, a most desirable one in whien'to'-wbrK.' The evidence shows that .there have no fetal accidents in it. In his committee, Mr, TABER MINERS REFUSE TO ACCEPT DECISION Taber, July miners refuse t be bound by award of Conciliation Board. The compromise submitted by the company was turned down on a ref- erendum vote by the employees. The Board will hear evidence as to the merits of the demands tomorrow. The Board of Investigation in con- nection with the dispute between the lutely no reserves. Any other lot can j Canada Wegt Coal Co; and be purchased on the day of the sale, j ers at Taber met yesterdaVj and STICKLER COT 3 YEARS Chief Gillcspie received a telegram recommended that the parties get to- gether and to arrive at a settlement. However, after being in conference most of the day, the" par- ties were unable to find a basis for from the chief of police of Cranhrook f and ..the_maUer. was that Stickler .cot three years in the penitentiary. He was proven guilty of a robbery at Cranbrook. Chief Gillespie in return that he had located Stickler's chum and that the Mounted Police arrested him at Win- nifrod and are taking him ut> to i A11 coal on screened Cranbrook. basis, one ton being 2.000 Ibs. Loading to include shooting, load- forred back to the Board oi arc in session this The following are the demands sub- mited the company in this dis- ing of coal, putting up timber and laying of track in rooms. Machine work to be divided be- tween machine runners and scrapers as follows: machine runner, scrapers Pick in machine mine rooms, 80c per ton. top 25c per ton and 30c per lin. yd., load- ing, 50c per ton. down all ting, 25c per ton, loading 50c per ton. E'ntries of Narrow Work: Cutting 25c per ton and 30c per lin. vd., load- ing, 50c per ton and lin, yd. Brushing in cents por lin. yd. if put in stowed, in cross pits without loading in car; ten cents per inch per lin. yd. if put in car, moved and stowed. booms in entries, 20c per set; round booms in entries, 50c per set. Dr. Boddy met with a painful ac- cident last night at Dr. Herd's vet- erinary stables. He was operating on a horse whem. it threw up its head and struck him on tho -nose, breaking the nasal bones. His wound was attended by Dr. Dare. has not- had adequate returns from his operations. These profits he ex- pected from his pillars, but when lie experimented in December he found that pillar cqal cost more than room coal. Before the committee he made it plain that he did not desire grind j labor and he made an appeal for jus-. tice so that he, as well as his em- pioyees, might have a just return for his outlay. -We must remember money is put into coal mines for pro- fits and unless profits are the out- come of operations money will seek some'other, channel, in which it may adequately get its increase. When we view outside conditions at Hill- crest we find that it- requires "a large outlay to put the coal in the cars and on the C. P. K. track. This acts as a handicap in competition in open market with other mines in the same competitive field and these embrace not only local mines 'but also East- ern ones that enter into competition in the western market with our, local mines. I believe the employees if they look at the matter squarely and justly will see that they ought to help the Hillcrest company to overcome the handicap they are under in the costly handling of their coal after it mined. I believe they can give a reduction on the pillars without materially de- creasing their earnings and at least they will have the satisfaction of knowing they will be saving an in- dustry that has been good to them in the past, and which will in the future, even under a reduction, gm them very satisfactory returns their labor. Taking these .things into considera- tion, and after carefully weighing the interests of both parties my decision. is that the price of -'pillar work at Hillcrest mines should be 40 per ton for mining coal and that props should be paid for at the rate of 4 cents per lineal foot. Yours verv truly, H. R. GRANT, Chairman of Joint Committeei.