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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. T..ETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. SATURDAY, JULY 18, 19M NUMBER 184 Bumper Crops in Foothills Sec- tion Help to Make up for Poorer Crops Here MONARCH CROPS AVERAGE ____________ Forest Reserves Sheepmen's Bo- Summer Graze Sheep ARE ALREADY THERE Herald Man Gathers More Op- timistic View of Conditions on 250 Mile Jaunt Did somebody saj something about crops Well, we have them right here in Southern Uberta, and not so very far from the hub 01 the sunn} south, Lethbridgc The Herald reporter had an oppor- tunity yesterday oi seeing some o! the finest fields oi gram that ever htood on fertile soil am where, and evcrj one of them was soath of the 50th parallel He covered some 250 THIS EDITOR TELLS TRUE FISH STORY W. Proctor pulled a GKlb. trout from. Pincher. Creek on Sunday last. This is a record so far this year, by all ac- counts. The best we could manage when we went fishing was about G% cr Greek Echo. fHOSEH DO LOVE Imprison Japanese Captain and Purser in Hold and Re- fuse, to Move DEFY IMMIGRATION DEPT. WHEN THE WESTERN FARMERS REPLACE THEIR STEAM ENGINES WITH BOYS LIKE THESE- Tien .he countiy will begin to p, threeior e team shown alrave is the Blue Ribbon team of the CPR winners of the blue at the Dominion Dav openair horse paiade Toronto Vancouver, B C' Julj at- miieVof terntorv via the Hudson tempt last night rf the immigration route and actually saw them with officials to force the departure his own optics To see is to he con Of the Hindus aboard the Koroa vmccd, and tho Herald man did botn gata Maru, failed dismally. At S o'clock this morning tne situation on board the vessel is that the Hin- dus are so absolutely 'in possession at once West of Lethhridgc, and heiore Monarch is reached, there are somo oi th" grandest crops that ever grew outdoor Ihej arc especiallv grand rcciiise thsv weic grown un Irod or that the) refuse to allow any offici- als fo come near the ship, and have Captain and the purser I Captain and the purser __ held prisoners in the hold Earh last Names of Some of the Officials Glides, notified the Japanese captain I to get up steam and leave A tug j with provisions aboard would accom- to outside d fn the Later Captain confesset all these deterring _ mahilitv to move He said tho Hindus had thronged'Ihe engine.room iteam to be farmers between here and Monarch, and in manv other districts as well, have ra'sed some excellent gram crops th.a >car So much for Jlon jlaTlcod" w 111 harvest ibout a fiftv per cent crop The Herald man was told so hv one of the best farmers in the district, ,-wh'o has good crops himself. On, -.veil tilled land the yields will be but those on poorly cultivated ground drag down ill- average There are very few cul- tivated fields on the road passing west through Maclcod, so that the opportunity of observing was scant iii this neighborhood. P1NUI1LR Cltrnk'S mKNER CHOPS Tiierc isn't much from the corner of the Pcigan Reserve to Peigan sta- tion but as soon as Brocket is pass- ed, things begin to get greener and brighter. Pincher-Creek'is undoubted- ly the banner section ot the south this year. Mr. Huston, who is operating the Ires ranch near Pincher, told the Herald that every farmer within a radius of about 18 miles of Pincher Creek would get a crop, and that with the exception of the Fishburn everyone west, south and north oi Pincher would get a good average-yield. OATS 'WILL GO 60 HUSHELS By a "crop" Mr. Huston means .GO hushels of oats, 20 to 35 bushels of wheat ami 30 bushels of barley to Ihe acre. In other words, Ihe major- ity of the farmers' in that district will get a banner crop. And he is perfectly right. Field after field ot Ihe looking grain ever raised, is the rule. Tho wheat stands at an av- erage height, of three. leet, and it is all hcadt'd out. The winter. wheat is turning yellow, and will be ready for the binder about August 15. Prac- tie-ally every field bet-ween Pincher and Co'wlcy is as level and smooth as a' billiard table and as clean as a garden patch. This' applies to all the crops in the district. The stand is exceptional and there is enough moisture in the ground now to see every crop safely in the shock, fully matured, except in the case of grain Sown very laic. Some oats sown on the 10th of June, is, however, well advanced, and will although it was sown for feed. (Continued on page 8.) STREETS'AND TOWNS NAMED AFTER THIS MAN and would not made. COU.TT5 is a name to conjure with in Southern .A'iberta., Above is a picture of Mr.-William Lehman Ash- mead Bartlett Burdett-Uoiitts, a Brit- ish M.P., and owner ot" much property in Lethbridge. He was born in the lie. mo .M.O..L New England States and married the hcieht-of three leet, and it is late Baroness Burdett-Goutts, whose name he assumed. Under the original style of street nomenclature in Leth- bridge, Bartlett, now Twelfth street; Ashmead, now Burdett, now Tenth, and Coutts, now Ninth street, were named'after him. Mr. Burdett- Coutts was in the local limelight re- cently through winning an assessment appeal against the city. Corning Here Are Given Out A NEW STATION MAYBE? 'The division will be one of the largest and most am 'portsnt on tha-entire C.P.R. system That is the opinion of General Sup jrintendent Cole man; expressed as he Tvas leaving the city yesterday Mr Coleman. is delighted with the out come of liis visit here yesterdaA and very pleased to be able to make the announcement of the location m Leth bridge. Plans are already under way for the accomodation of the new staff, and work on the second floor of the station, where all the new office be located for the present, will, be commenced at once. The dispatcher office 'will be located to the left of the stairway, and will include the U. S Immigration officer's quarters. The superintendent's office will be directly opposite, in what is now the road- master's "office, the partition to come out. The entire west end of the build- ing will be devoted to the general of- fice, where the accountant, bridge and building master, divisional engineer, telegraph inspector, resident engineer and others will have their desks, the jlerks and othe'r members of the staff to he also located in this main ice. Naw Officials Mr. Fitzpatrick will have charge of the lines east, as tit present, in his capacity of roadmasler, and Mr. Wos- _ig- will he in charge of the A. R. I. lines. M. Peck will come here as roadmaster, in charge of the 'lines west, and Mr, Petersen as roadmastei in charge of the north lines. W, M, Manley of Macleod will be the chief despatcher, and W. M. Ansley will be the trainmaster in charge of the western lines. Mr, Gordon will have the same territory as ho controls at the present time, Mr. Gilmore of Cal- gary, chief clerk, and Mr. A. LeMienx master mechanic, will also be attach- (Continucd on Page NEWSPAPER LIBEL, ACTION London, Out., June Lon- don Advertiser ilms -brought action for damages against the Free Press, also of this city, for alleged libellous attacks. WATER IN S. A. LAND CANALS 6icicb.cn, July five-years) million of or About sufficient 3f Ulster Cook as Novel Scheme Will Preserve Order Huerta on German Cruiser Bound for Jamacia IS VERY GROUCHY TODAY London, July George Paish na'kes a novel suggestion fn the Statist this week in connection with the Ulster situation. In tne event of the .negotiations that are no'w pro- ceeding between the rival leaders proving abortive, he suggests that "two impartial in, the persons of Sir Robert Bordeu, pre- mier of Canada, and Premier Cook of Australia, should be invited to act us a Hague tribunal in miniature, and decide on the particular points at is- le. "Canada and Australia, by reason of their great experience of autonomy, are particularly he consid- ers, "to look at the .various mutters both from the Home Rule Imperial points of view. In these two dominions are large numbers, of Irishmen, as well as Scotchmen am Englishmen, so that there would he no race antipathy to such a tribunal, -whose fairness and impartiality could be trusted by Roman Catholics and Protestants alike." OF SI. NEKMTHEUI v HON. HUGH ARMSTRONG WANTS RECOUNT Portage '.a Prairie, Man., July recount will be held here on Monday of the vote in Portage la Prairie constituency, as the result of an application made by Hon. Hugh Armstrong, who was de- featcd by K. A. McPhevson, Liberal, by six votes at the election on July 10. .j. CONSERVATION OF WATER Will Build Reservoirs at St. Mary's Lakes to Hold All Water for Irrigation INTERNATIONAL SCHEME Postmaster Drowns Near Walsh Accident- ally Shoots Himself Monterey, T.Iexlco, July 'thousand .Constitutionalist -troop were ordered today to march towarc Mexico City to'be ready to preserv order there in case of an outbreak. HUERTA ABOARD GERMAN CRUISER Puerto, Muxico, July wa announced today that General Huerfca had decided to depart from -this porf on. board the German cruiser Ores 'den, General Blanquet alone accom panying him. GOING TO JAMAICA It is understood that l-lm Drcsdei will proceed to Jamaica, hut thi; has not been oflicially announce-d. None of Ihe refugees will be accom mortateil on hoard the British cruis- Bristol, which hail been utilized as refuge by many of the refugees here. Owing to I heir unsuccessful ef forts to charter the steamer City of for the voyage to Jamaica and to their unwillingness to accept the Mexican gunboat Uravo, about forty of the fugitives, mostly wo men, will proceed on the City of Mexico as ordinary passengers, to Uait'estor. by. way of Vera Crux. It is thought probably that_ the gunboat Bravo may eventually he used to car 17 still others of the fugi tives away from Mexico. A message was sent late last night to the new government ask ng for permission lo use the gunboat, and aHiirnntlve reply arrived this morning. HUKHTA GROUCHY General Iluerta and General Blan quet rose at six o'clock in spita of the fact that work had Kept them up until after midnight; The provisional president had not left the [railway car since his arrival here. During the latter part of the night] General Huerta suffered a slight at- tack of indigestion ami those ahout him this morning found him in an nnamiahle mootl. ONE GAS ASPHDCIATION Medicine Hat Uta JuhlS (Spe reached the of three fatal accidents in the nur rounding country A Drowning Postmaster Schroedl-r of Walsh went out to Saruia ranch, and waa drowned in Beaver Dam pond. De tails of the accident are lacking. Accidental Shooting A .homesteader, -named Haussman living ten miles from Walsh, was out hunting coyotes, "when his rifle acci- dentally discharged, "shooting Him through the heart, death resulting in- stantaneoush Asphixiated In. Well Henn Bqtsford T vteKtodo falm ei lulng miles southwest of Boivelli killed on night in a nell he digging on his farm The well w WfcWv teet acej' a" 1 Botsiorii noticing gas was en terms, called to bis-wife to haul Him to the surface in the'hucket. Mrs. Dots ford got him half way. up 'when he fell to the bottom, helng apparently unconscious by gas. By the time assistance came he was quite dead, important Gathering of Inter- national Commission in the City Yesterday SUIT AGAINST STORSTADCO. Charles "Alfalfa" Kane Hero of the Day Yesterday Has 160 Acres of Fine Dry Land Aifalfa-Farty of Local Business Met Iron Springs Farmers at hard work and the expenditure of millions of dollars the Southern .Al- Land-Co. had the satisfaction to complete the great undertaking. All of this .must he gratifying to the shareholders of..the company, a ".Seeing is believing" and the nieii who took in the Board of Trade ex- cursion to sec Charlie Kane's one hundred and sixty acre alfalfa field yesterday have no> doubts concerning l-lio raising of alfalfa on dry land. Everybody was delighted at ihe showing and returned with a greater confidence in the aliility of Southern Alberto land to produce even when conditions are not favorable; What was seen yesterday did more to geti- trict who drove in from the surround- and in the success of the farmers. He trict who drove in irom we surroun- an country to meet the LethbrWgc explained in detail the way .in winch 6 rin FIRST-OFFICER TUFTENES Montreal, Que.; July C.P.n. __is filed a claim against..the owners of the Storstad for as a result of the Empress of Ireland lisaster. This follows tlie finding ot he Commission-of Enquiry, in the Storstad was blamed tor the dis- that a joint board of control should aster, and Plrat-Offiesi-TBftenEriiain-iiTc-'iiipbintsxl to regulate the division ed particularly as .having disobeyed of water, so that each farmer would and-Co had the sa'lisiacbion me 01 -uuu t vatci' low into Lake Me- they have met. with many. reverses erate optimum than any amount of OMKorat 5 o'clock last Sunday! since, the work first Jicgan. reading or talk. morning which means that about The wort of constructing the canal i The string ot autos IcK-the th- biz irrigation canal is begins about'22, miles south-west of city at 3.15 and reached Mr. Kane s v-.practically. that _ I. Oleiehen, where a hig dam of cement at '-practically completed, that .lufllchntly completed to hold 1 men. The larmers left their work and extended a welcome .to the men from the'-hoard oi Trade was endeavoring tractical encouragement vn ILUIII nu thi'cllv anil succeednl in making! the farmers by means of the Lctn- tbem clad t'hev bad run tlieir nrst I bridge Guarantors, Ltd., and Invited excursion of the year to the Iron Uhe farmers- to approach the Springs district. I and make fhcir needs known IIo ad- Arthur Hayr, chairman of the en vised the men toisecure somo kind of t-rtainmcH committee who arranged, In o sltvk, if thej had not already the excursion, gathered in the inter don so, a.id asked tor their co oper est'd 'croup's from the alfalfa field an I ation When the co operation is mil mbunting a buggy, explained the pur tual the .md the country grow o! th" 4'i" called on Piesi- up togotlnr dent. Manioch to address the Mr. Marnqch expressed the pleasure llho company had succecilcd In sccur-, th IBS In England'aatfUict. iitiattct oi a I lileicncn, where a nig imm of ccmcnuiann ai u.uijuuuj work has been the1 al through tlio field.and talked "al- he .had in seeing such a sp cndid crop How Kiivi- ami: A most pleasing wnjil of --.llalfa, -and spoke of the interest lUlCr'Illly COulpiouCfl IO IIO'H WMW. i v Tt wiis also state! on Monday that; How Kiivr and :fornw the 'inlnko of falfa iiivct and lorntK i-ne IIUIIKU cimnn I'Vom jiiere it wonds itsl to find on arrival, quite a thr..citizens of Lethbridge had in the 8.) gatbcriug oi 'the farmers of .the dis- wellaie oi. the lannlss community. W. "A. Buchanan, M. P., 'addressed the gathering as a bigness man He showed how the proiipe.rlty of his, own business, ancl that t'je men tho Party depended on the' success at the farmers Ho spoke of the con- (Oontluucd ou C. P. R. Planning to Increase Their Irrigation System Here by Acres One of the most auspicious and im- portant gatherings ever held in Leth- H d c conuned it tbt. Ho tel last and the outcome of the deliberations may mean great things for southern Alberta. The meeting was. an informal ses- iion of the Intermtional flatcrnavs Coniinissicn Those present were H A. Powell, member of the .Canadian commission of St Johns W' B F A. Peters or the Irrigation Branch of the Dominion Department ture Senator 0. Gardner, member of the Ai icncin commission of Port land Maine H V Savage of tho United Slates Reclamation Service, of Ileicm Montana P I Naismith, Manage! of tilt department of Na- tunl Hesouitcs, of the C P R F. Hicks, superintendent of operation and maintenance of tne Lethbridge office of the C. P. R., and C. If. P Coiubearc KC of Lethbridge who appeared on behilf of the Provincial Government. c'l presided and u number oi questions m regard to the conservation and division of the rs of tin- bt "Uarv's anil Milk avers were discussed from an inter- national point, of view Senator Gardner and Mr Savage came to 1 ethbridge chiUlv_ lor thL si. ol gathering information Te tovthil diriuon and the man ner of measurement to he adopted, and also to ascertain what actioii hart been taken regarding the conser- vation of the waters in these rivers during the months when irrigation was not necessarr, so that a supply for (he'irrigating periods could be issilred. Mr S iv ate explained that the Un States was now creeling a ditch 150 miles would .irrigate some acres of land, and stat- ed that 3.000 setond feet of Avatcr would be required. On the Canadian sail Mi Ndismith stated tint tne C. P. R. now has .some Sli.OOO acres limler water, using .750 second fee.t oi water. .Mr. Naismith supplemented this remark by stating i.hat the C.P. R had projected collisions that would bring the total up to acres, but that extensions other than these would lia.ve to be made, by others', presumably the government of the Dominion. ihe most important decision reach cit hi commission was in icganl to joint action to be taken with a view lo the consnrv ition of water Guagcs at the.various points wlicie (heSL rivers enter and leave the Dominion, and the readings 'tins jear 'show that there w 11 be a short igc of vvala Hie average flow distributed over the >ear would be anplv sufficient but the llovv at ths tini" wlrn Iht water is needed is not sufficient hence there is a need 'for conservation during, the non-ir- .ngatlng months The united States has Ljreadv commenced the construe i lion of a reservoir on the, Swift Cur- Irent dittli miles in length jconvevs the water to St s Lakes, and another is projected which will mean-the conserving of sufficient water to'-apply all the irrigated sec- tions in the district. It was agreed that Ihe most logical line of action would be by means. of a joint system of conservation, and that the natural place vyas. at St. Mary's lakes. It was suggested. orders. (Continued on page 8) AUTOMOBILISTS MAKE ROADS Pincher Creek, Tourltts to the Waterton Lakoi will get the advantage of the road work now b-ting -done by the auto- Somo time ago the motorists here formed an auto club, andithe been very active in if road to the lakec o'ne. of, tha best In the province Every Saturday a large of them their work the the road, pulling out stones, fill- ing in holes and levelling rough places. BenJ. Montgomery, E. Ambrose and Wm. Foots, Initiat- ed the movement, and'they had good support from the farm- ers at well as the townsmen. The traffic to-the lakes thii U heavier than ever 66- fore, and are better than The roid been ,oqqed, and signs placed at all the danf ;