Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
Volume in. HUNDRED MEN SEARCH FOR GIRL Three Nights and Two Days In Manitoba Bush St. Laurent, Man., July 16. A par- ty' of one hundred experienced m-en in every kind of 'bush lore thorough- ly scoured the country east of ihere towards Shoal Lake and Harpervilie, yesterday an-d isst night in ihopes of finding the little girl, Maudie Hunton, who has now heen in the -bush three nights and two days. No trace of any kind could he found. They are at a doss now as to 'where to search as owing to the nature of the country out there is would he impossible for j anyone to see a distance of half mile. "Two hoys'-claim they saw her in the distance on Thursday evening and this story losing weight now ,as the marks of a jumping deer have been found where these lads lads say they saw" the girl and it is. wry" possi- ble the white marking of the 'deer at that distance were mistaken for the little girl's white hat. Owing to 'the fact that these trails, many of 'Which simply old ihay trails and lead to nowhere, .the little girl may ihave wandered along one of these and .then found herself at the- end of the trail amongst the undergrowth and abso- lutely unable then to go in any straight direction. !A slight shower fell this morning and if the child has stiM possession of her senses. this would provide sufficient moisture to her along for a time. Lethbridge, Alberta. Saturday, July WHYTE IS NOT FAVORABLE TOJDEA Will Not Build Leth bridge- Weyburn here this Year President Nourse of the Board of Trade last night received the following elegram from Vice-President William Whyte in answer to the one acquaint- ng him of the fact that farmers east f Lethbridge were prepared to give free right-of-way to the C. P. R. if t .would, commence "grading on the ethbridge-Weyburn branch this year rom this end: "Regret I am not favorably disposed recommend building east from ethbridge this year." j POLICEMAN SHOT MAN Workman Killed In Mine-Murder Charge May Be With- drawn In the Deceaux Case-Frank Had Exciting Day Number 182 The town of Frank yesterday had i somewhat exciting time. In addi- ion to the preliminary hearing of Arthur Deceaux, charged with the murder of a fellow miner named Lo bert by letting a% car in the Frank mine run away, in which the interes is intense and the feeling high, ther was a shooting affair in which ,throgress in the west and in compar- ing progression of West with that of the east he said, "To Westerners it is towns should treble heir population .in sixteen years, but if this was. the case of the east our bosoms would swell with pride. Al- though there is difference tn this re- is no antagonism hetwesa. the "-east and west but the interests of one must be the interests of In the f spect, between the East and West bers of the preceding congresses who _A mv i the difference is only in spirit. There haye died since the last meeting. Henry White, .former ambassador to France, pronounced a warm eulogy on the late Joaqniim Nabuco, the Bra-, zilian ambassador to the United States whose .death occurred on Jan- uary 17. The conference named. the members of 14- committees which will be organized on Sunday. WILL FINISH A YEAR AHEAD Mann Speaks of C. N. R. Plans in British ColumMa Vancouver, July our plans are being made to finish the construc- tion of the Canadian Northern in British Columbia one year ahead of the specified time for its completion. That means the last touch in the un- dertaking will be made in the sum- mer of 1913 lor our agreement with the government, of this province calls for the finishing of the work within four years from the first day of the present month." This .statement was j made to-day by" D. D. Mann, vice president of the Canadian Northern Northern railway, who left this af- ternoon for Victoria. east we are always told we are spend ing too much money on the west. We are "even told that the tariff is not made for the benefit of the east, but for the benefit of the west. They say we spend money profusely on matters concerning Western Canada. We shall continue to do this but it is not for the benefit of the east or west. It is for the benefit of the whole country." Sir Wilfrid made an important an- nouncement concerning the Hudson's Bay railway. "It has been a boon which people of the west have long looked for and at last it is- going to be a reality. We are.feking the first steps this very year. This railway is especially for the benefit of the west, but the whole of this country will reap great advantage from it." REASONS FOR BUILDING- Sir Wilfrid gave his reasons for building the new route. "The main he said; "why we are build- ing the Hudson's Bay railway is that it is the shortest route to the the world, from the prov- inces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba. People tell us that -.it will take away trade. Our argument is that there is more than sufficient for the great Canadian people to have, only one outlet to the sea. We .must have one, two or three if needs be and no one can deny that such wil he for the benefit of the people o] Canada as a whole." Sir Wilfrid was unable to deal, ow- ing to pressure of time, with the question of the navy, hut in his ab- sence another member of the gov- ernment, E. A. Macdonald, made some important statements. The em- pire has recognized the necessity for a navy, he said. There are disturb- ing elements in the world and we be prepared for any emergency. We cannot afford to stand -idly by when a- conflict goes on between two nations in which our interests are endangered. The commerce of this country has ifcrebled in. the last four- teen years and we are going to do nothing to protect out trade routes? Canada must do something. We are united with our leader in that we should have that which shall be an ad junct of greater navy Of the mother- and. It will stand for the interests of Canada, but .in time of stress and tanger, the Canadian navy will be bund standing by the side of the navy of the mother country, fighting or the old land. clothes and suddenly made a dash to get away. -Tie constable called On him to halt, telling him he would fire if he did not. The man continuet running, and the :constable 'fired, the shot taking effect in the man's back The injured man was taken to the hospital to have the bullet extricat- ed arid it is said the wound, is not dangerous and -he will recover. The constable maintains that he had no intention of wounding the man and aimed Mgh intending to shoot over his headj: The Deceaux Case In the Deceaux case, W. M. Camp- bell prosecuted on behalf of the IN THE SHADE LETHBRIDGE IN crown and accused was represented by W. C. Simmons, of counsel for Dist. 18, U.M.W. of A.' Accused reserved his defence and was ENGLISHMAN WON KING'S PRIZE Lieut. Morris, Canad- ian Reported to be Second Bisley, July shoot- IS a con- the crown will abandon the charge and endeavor to secure a less serious charge. MINER KILLED George Martin, one oi the oldest miners in the Crow's Nest Pass, was killed in the Hillcrest mine by a large fall Ot rock from the roof of one of the rooms. He leaves a wife and family. ranges. Corp. of .Oxford University, won King's prize in 1910 wrth an ag- gregate of 340. -It was hardly less impressive -work .at- the 'ranges that -Lieut. -Morris of Bowmanville, Ont, the leading Canadian candidate was second with an aggregate of 337. Sergt. Beveridge of the Sixth Scottish Kifles was third, Sergt. F. Om- (Continued on back DP TO THE; MARK Wheat and Hay Crops Are Surprisingly Good Cardstqn district-is doing share to keep up the average of the crops in Alberta this year and inci- dentally its farmers will reap a hand- some reward. Yesterday a Herald representative through .the courtesy of J. A. Harris, of the 0, W. Kerr Co., had the privilege of riding CAMPBELLTON IS RISING ITS RUINS ,-A 2.30 this .afternoon, the thermometer at; the meteorol .-ogical observatory registered 100. It had gone up one de- 'gree.--every hour since ten. o'clock. TO GUARANTEE Mnt OF FOOD New Regulations With String ent Conditions Are Passed Ottawa, July new regula- tions governing the inspection of pre- served fruit, vegetables and milk been passed. The sanitary con- ditions to be observed .are' stringent and employees must be free from tuberculosis or other disease. Pend- ing the issue of the regulations re- ating to iood standards, no drug, jreservative or seasoning which has not Vpsn approved in writing by the director-general, shall be .used in pre- paration or packing of any food pro- .uce. The Packer's name with a de- cription of the contents, shall be upon-the label. Full of Activity-The Suffeitig. Is Being Relieved -Strict Discipline-Bold thieves Campbellton, N.B., July remarkably easy manner seemingly and with astonishing rapidity under the Circumstances, the fire-swept and destroyed town of Campbellton is rising, from its ruins. Order, is 'being established out of chaos and almost everybody Is leading-a helping hand to the citizens. Suffering and des- titution are gradually though they -are still only too pain- fully in evidence. Busy scenes of ac- tivity in various forms are presented on all sides and as a result of the industrious efforts of the homeless people. The poor people can find am- ple provisions and as far as possible in. considering their situation they are comfortably and apparently con- tented with their lot. Several safes were, dug out of the ruins to-day and in.most'Cases valuables they contain- ed were not even scorched. It is a difficult matter regarding workmen, as- lumber is very scarce and -high wages are demanded. Some of the An instance of of the thieves the was boldness shown. this morning when a military bridle was taken Off the horse owned by Major Mersereau while it was standing in shelter. Yesterday the horse which the major was using was taken. Last night the promptness of a sentry prevented the theft of a. horse and wagon which was being driven towards the Tobigue. Loads of furniture which were taken across the river at'jfche time the 'fire was raging are tif be stol- en. The adjustment of the insurance will probably commence to-morrow. In fact some have been settled. P. M. Murray, of Campbellton, who repre- sents companies who control about half of the insurance on the destroy- ed property said to-day that most was held by the Lumber Companies and other large concerns. The fire engine of the town this afternoon through a portion :of that district in a motor. What there was to be seea was hardly believable such a year as this. Crossing the bridge west of Magrath, the good "crops came into view. The fields of good gram were not isolated but every field was good with some better than others. The Herald inairdoes'-not think a field in the district "covered yester- day that go Jess. tHan twenty- five while many. .gov'pyer forty bushels to the .acre. -The -wheat is in. the milk and. some; fields leauire rain to. fill out On' the Thos. Woolford farm: is -a field -of spring wheat that would be hard, to beat any year. It stands, aboiit" to thirty-six 'inches high, "is fully head- ed but with good long heads and stands very thick. But the winter Vheat is the special delight of the visitors. .Large fields owned by D. E. Prof Tan- ner, and others living along the Kim- ball1 -branch, were visited. Photo- graphs were taken and measurements taken which show that the wheat hasnot only good big, heads, but fine long strong straw.. Some of the win- ter wheat -seen measured over four feet. If a rain comes to fill the grain out fully the-' farmers in particular district, .which is but an example of the whole Cardstdn dis- trict, will -have crops almost, if not quite, up to their usual high average, The wild hay is a splendid crop. It is very thick and much of it meas- ures thirty inches high. The 0. W. Kerr Co. 'are putting 'large gangs of1 men at work cutting the hay that is on their holdings, in 2-23. They er- pect to put up between 'two and three thousand tons. men refused to work in the relief stations or to assist in the raising of tents unless they were paid. In ases where this occurred strict measures were taken. Where possible heir names were secured and they deprived of free provisions. The same was the case with some other who commented on the qual- ty of some of the food and cloth- ig. One woman who refused ...some othes which were second hand pologized profusely and was glad to ccept them. was put at work in an effort to ex- tinguish the fire which is still burn- ing a coal heap owned by the Hurrays and valued at about NON-POLITICAL RECEPTION FOR LAURiI'ER AT SASKATOON Saskatoon. July a non-par- tisan meeting jast sight, it. was de- cided to give the Premier a non- politicali reception when he oom-es here on July 28, for a two days' stop. Sir Wilfrid will also lay the corner- stone of the new municipality of Saskatchewan public 'building. FIRE DESTROYED A LOT OF HAY AUTO RAISED WANTS TO BE Cairo, 111., July 15. Coroner James McManus made a formal de- mand upon Sheriff Fred D. Nellis for possession of the office of sheriff or Alexandra county to-day. Nellis re- fused, to give up the office, showing his commission from Governor Den- een as his authority for retaining it. The case will go into court. DROUGHT FELT AROUND COUnS Chas. Mair, immigration agent at Coutts, who came in from that place yesterday to relieve Immigration In- spector Humphries, says that the crops in the Coutts district are badly hurt by the drought. In some pares, how- ever, particularly in township 3. range 14, a good deal of fall wheat sown last July is prospering and will give fair returns, but all wheat sown later than July is not doing so well. Spring wheat is mainly a failure as well as all eosroc Potatoes are in flower and in many cases will give a fair yield. The prairie grass is very thin and short, and hay will only be cut in the coulees. Of course, if by any chance rain in any quantity should fall these conditions, he says, may be considerably improved. A. R. I. Storehouse At Junction Burned Down Fire last night destroyed sixty tons of hay, the building in which it was stored, together with a Quantity of tents and surveyor's camping equip- ment, all 'belonging to the A. R. I. Co., and situated at the company's stables about a mile east oi the city. The blaze was seen by Const. Kron- ing, of the city police, at about 1.30 o'clock, and he sent in an alarm from j Westminster road. The city fire partments responded, but being from hydrants, coula do nothing iifiiriT A niTPiin WHEAT BUSHEL Alarming Reports of Drought in Northern Parts of Prairie Provinces Cause a Sensational Rise in Prices retail and the housewives will pay one cent more for each loaf of the staff of life. Rains Last Nicht Winnipeg, very wel- come rain, the first real rain this year. Owing to alarming reports from the northern parts of the prairie provinces where the hot wave seems to be very severe, and to continued bad reports from all parts of the wheat area of the United States, wheat took a sensation- al jump yesterday when it was quoted at at Winnipeg. For the first time in years wheat is worth 11.00 a bushel -in Lethbridge. That is the price the millers are quoting in Lethbridge today. Reports from the north say that the grain is not filling because of the dry w-eather. Whether these reports are correct or not, -they had the effect of i raising the price to a record mark yes- i terday. j Flour has taken another jump in j price. The local mills this morning J informed the Herald that, owing to j the increased price of wheat, the price Philadelphia, July dead- BIG RAILROAD STRIKE PROBABLE de- far to- wards putting it out and contented themselves by assisting in tearing down some board fences and prevent- ing the Sre from spreading to other buildings. The origin of the fire is a mystery. All the doors of the building were padlocked, and the flames when first seen were pouring from the center oi of flour had been raised another 20 j flocked without apparent hope of the All Trainmen on Lines East Of Pittshurg May Walk out the roof. The idea that it was spon- taneous combiistion is dispelled by the fact that the hay was all last years. The damage is placed by the company -t about 53.GCO. HOT IN DENVER Denver, July was the hottest oi the year in Denver, the government thermometer registering 96. cents per cwt.. Winnipeg At Winnipeg July outcome, the Pennsylvania Railway controversy took a most serious as- boostiPect to-night and a general walk-out was to the cost of living yester- j FOREST FIRES INFOOIMLLS The Government Fire Fighter Has Gone to the Scene Calgary, July fores which are assuming large proportions are raging in several places :n the foothill country, south-west of this city, and unless heavy rains fall im- mediately on the fire millions of feet oi standing timber will be !ost. Word But they endure and welcome it. It IWas to this city yesterday (afternoon that a fire was raging 'south-west of Priddis. Chief of Dominion Fire Rangers Marghar was in the city last night and left with a gang of about twenty jmen for the scene of the fire. He will add to the strength of his lire- fighting force wherever possible. It, is expected that he will have to day the bears had little innings. July jset several fighting gangs fell this morning. For months Mani- toba has snatched at showers. In the meantime the prairie boiled. Rain started at an early hour this morning and it looks like continuing... It has put a cremp into tae operations of the (Wr men at the exhibition and it is some i what disconcerting to the thousands of country folks gathered for the fair. means a good deal to the farmers of Manitoba, belated though it be. Truck and .flower exhibitors who must have their stuff in on Monday say it saved tne s-tuation for them. The influence of beneficial rain through parts of the grain growing ter- ritory in the west affected the prices of wheat in the grain market and to- A BIG SMOKE Marie Constable TM% There Was A Fire Last evening, John Taylor, of the Taylor Milling and Elevator Com- pany left his automobile standing en the curb, at the comer of Round and Dufferin streets in front of the Odd- fellows block while he ine Chinook Club. About 10.30 some party started it up and flooded the engine with lubricating oil, with the result that it gave off a large qnan-' tity of smoke. The wind whirled the' smoke around the building and.jrave.: it the appearance from a distance of smoke pouring from the door of the Royal restaurant and ioe cream par- lor. Someone a block away yelled, "Fire and Const. Rroning immediately rang in an alarm from the box near the Dallas Hotel and the fire department turned o'lfc pell- mell. The. auto was stopped, the fire department returned, and the iaugh was on Const. Kroning. CONSIDERING THE ESTIMATES at work in other sections at once. option closed 1 i-S lower at H6 1-2; Oct. 5-8 lower at OS 7-S and Dec. lower at 106 5-S. The particular ac- GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC tivity was in October options and it HAS OFFICE IN SASKATOON held within narrow ring. j ____ conductors and training i The report was received Swkatoon. July Grand Uie miiimg companies an-jOn the lines MSI of nttsburg is The GraiQ Exchange today> Trunk Pacific Railway will on Mon- A special meeting of the couucU held last night 'or tha purpose of getting a start On the shjusng up or the. for the year. Alter spending a couple of hours getting i down to rough figures they were re- jferred to the .committees the pur- lpose OI" shaving them down some- j what finer. Only two motions were put through, one making a grant of to the nouncf-d an advance of ten cents per bag in the price of flour, the change to take effect immediately. This means that the price of bread must so up. In an immediate increase in price of bread will take place ac- cording to three oi the leading bakers Bread has been selling at five cents pected any time. Late to-night A. generai all canad-jday open its new B. Garretson and W. G-. Lee, presi- town ticket ian west yesterday along the main j street. Within the next few weeks dents respectively of the Order of line of ,the Canadian Pacific from j telegraph wires will be nm into the Railroad Broth- Winnipeg to Regina and south of that! city and the company will be ready rp erhood of Railway declar- ed that they will not call a strike until nine o'clock ing if, ii is.caHed a1 a; retch in Manitoba, Saskatchewan i for commercial business. S. Green aTid Alberta, heavy rain falls reaching j formerly with the company at South to-morrow mom- Jin spots one half inch falling at Hum- i Saskatoon will be 'in of the t all. 'boldt and .62 incnes at Edmonton, new lover Agricultural Society fair, and the other for this year's authorizing the calling of tenders for some .slight ad- ditions to the superintendent's rcr-i- dence at the power house. There was considerable hvsi- on the table, but it was all ltft uiitil the regular meeting en Monday nest.