Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE WEEKLY HERALD SMITH CLAIMS CHARGE IS FALSE Says He Did Not Offer a Bribe to School Board Chairman Duncan Smith has addressed the .following letter to the City Clerk, at Prince Albert, Sask.: 'To the City Clerk, Prince Sask.: Dear beg to call your at- tention to statements contained in -the Regina '-Leader" and "Winnipeg in regard to an alleged I had with Mr. D. W. Adam, and wish to state that these to the effect that I at- tempted to bribe Mr. Adam are ab- solutely false, as 1 had no intention in any shape or form of attempting ;to influence Mr. Adam in any .and as a matter of fact, at time -of my conversation with him, my for the School Building had siot been made up. I never asked him or any other per to favor me in any way, in .fact I had no idea that the contract -was to be let by him, but was under the impr.ession that the tenders were to be opened in the presence of the School Board, and did not expect them to give us the contract if our tender was not the lowest. We have "mever tried to influence any parties on -any work to give us the job. Re City Hall, Regina. A state- ment has been made that the build- ing cost three times what it was es- timated at. The contract price was for -the building with wood joists and wood interior finish. The was changed to a Fire Proof at an additional cost of and we made out the extras 5 per cent, above ac- tual cost. I would be pleased to refer you to .anyone that we have done business -with, to satisfy yourself as ,to our I am, sir, "jTours truly, Duncan Smith. [Best Production of Wool in Recent Years The work at the Chin Coulee shear ing corrals is about completed. The Alberta Sheep Co. are at present shearing' and J ohn Robertson's band is the only one left in the district. "Work will be completed about Thurs- day. Those whose flocks are clipped report that the work has been well and the clip is the best that :-has been taken off for years. It will between seveo and a half and j 'eight pounds over all. Sheep are in condition and the mutton -will move .early if prices improve .slightly. GOVERNMENT MUST DO IT Alberta Farmers Will Not Raise Hogs Till Plants Are Started Edmonton, July tak- en before the pork commission rep- resent views of practical fanners and wholesale business men supplying dressed meat to the trade. W. J. Jackman, and Thos. Daly, farmers of Clover Bar, demonstrated that the farmer can no longer look upon the raising of hogs as a business proposition. The evidence of both men weal to show that the farmers look to the government lo remedy the situation by establishing and assum- ing control of the pork packing plants. They thought this would stimulate production and ensure a fair market price. They seem to favor any joint stock or co-opera- :ive schemes, as these would not in- spire the farmer with the necessary confidence. FAVOR SUGAR FROM WEST INDIES And Barbadoes Will Give Canada Preferential Treatment LETHBRIDGE AS A LABOR CENTRE Recognized by the Depart- ment of Labor at Ottawa Thos. S. Harold, the retiring sec- retary of the Trades and Labor Coun cil, has been appointed correspondent at Lethbridge for the Labor Gazette! The choice is a good one as Mr. Ha- j rold is a competent man and thor- oughly acquainted with industrial conditions. Up to the present the Labor Ga- zette, which is published by the Def- partment of Labor at Ottawa, has had correspondents in Alberta only at Edmonton and Calgary but Hon. -Senator DeVeber succeeded in con- vincing the Minister that Lethbridge was a more important industrial cen tre tha.n either of these places and consequently a correspondent has been appointed here. It will be Mr. Harold's duty to furnish the De- partment with a monthly report of labor in this city and district and also to keep the department inform- ed on all strikes or lockouts arising in the district and to prepare stat istical Iii.roi-.uia.llcm on. raLea of wag- es, industrial accidents, changes in wages, etc. He will also be expect- ed to keep the department specially informed on the mining and agricul- tural development in this district. Bridgetown Barbados. Barbadoes legislature has passed a law giving Canada preferential treat- ment of twenty per cent, on flour, cheese, cordage, butter, hay, oats, peas, fish, lumber (other than pitch iron and steel nails, rivets, shingles, bran, sulphate of ammon- ia and mixed manure, soap, beans, horses, boots and shoes, fish iron or steel bars, hoops and rods on condi- tion that the Canadian preferential tariff is altered so as to leave a clear per ton in favor of West India sugar as against sugars'from foreign .countries. Canada's trade with Bar- badoes is only 71 1 2 per cent. America has 40 per cent, and Great Britain 45 per cent. The new'taiiff extends to goods from all British countries and will benefit Great Britain at the expense of American manufacturers quite as much if not. more than Canada. WITH THE CARPENTER'S UNION J. A. Kinney, western organizer for the Brotherhood of Carpenters, has been spending a day or two in the city in the interests of his craft. He reports the organization in a very flourishing condition with the mem- bership on the increase, the local here comparing favorably with any local in the West. Much credit is due the officers and members who have had charge of the work in the past. Offi- cers elected for the ensuing six months are: President, Brown Pipes; Vice Pres- ident, Samuel Larson; Recording Se- cretary, George Johnson; Financial Secretary, A, J. 'Hanson; Treasurer, M. C. Skillicon; Warden, Floyd Green and Conductor, Linton Lundy. Mr. Kinney leaves for Medicine Hat today. Pincher Creek Pincher Creek, July Lord- ship Bishop Pinkham of Calgary, was in town on Sunday and held a Confirmation Service in St. John's went with a big shipment of eat'tto colloc-ted in this district. Mr. Markley of the Union stall is back after a vacation of two weeks spent in C-algary, BOYS prj-NlSHED The trial of two lads for break'ng into John Herrou's house and doing Church. Ten candidates were pre- sented by the Rector, the Rev. W. G. IIAUREIMA" This is the ideal collar for hot weather. A new shape low and easy. Anchor Brand quality, 2 for 250. TOOKE BROS. LIMITED MONTREAL. 29 BRIBE ALF. Calgary.. July Mood- ie was offered. to support the tender of one of the firms for the street paving. The has been possessed of this information as have many members of the city council, since Monday last, but the details were given in confidence to a member of the staff of this paper and author- ity for the publication of the details was not received until yesterday. D. H. ELTON TO STUDY LAW (From Friday's Daily.) D. H. Elton, the Rockefeller of AI- 3berta journalism, is forsaking profession, that has made him fam- our throughout the West, and ,.-communce to study law on August 1st in the office of W. C. Ives. El- ton's move is a surprise but his en- trance into the legal fraternity will brace that body up and make the present members look to their laurels He xvill come here to reside and will lease his newspaper properties. As for politics Dave announces that he will remain true to the party of pro- gress, equality and good principles and is positive that his surroundings will not alter his well-grounded Lib- eral convictions'. Mr. Elton was in US city to at- tend a meeting of the executive of the Associated Boards of Trade of Alberta. No other member attended and the meeting was called off. While here he brought to the atten- tion of the local Board of Trade the need of action in regard to harvest help. The farmers in this ov Alberta will need lots of help and none is in sight yet. The practice it is claimed has been to cut off the harvesters' excursions at Moose 'Jaw and' Mr. Elton very propcrly 'maintains the excursion should in- clude points in Alborta too. Piles are easily and quickly check- ed with Dr. Snoop's Magic Ointment. To prove it I will mail a, small trial box as a convincing test. Simply address Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. I surely would not send it free unless I certain that Dr. Shoop's Magic Ointment would stand the test. Re- member it is made expressly and alone lor painful, bleeding or itching piles, either external or in- ternal. Large ja'r 50c. Sold by J. -J'. Johnston. DOWN 1500 FEET (Medicine Hat Kews.) Mr. Martin in charge of the C.P.R. drilling in this district, reports the gas well at Bow Island drilled to a depth of 1500 feet. The first gas strata was struck some time ago but the big flow has not yet been reach- ed. Hr. Martin thinks that the Da- kota sand stoiic will be found at ab- out 2200 feet. He has ins true Lions frnm Air, Cost? to p'Jsh t. drilling operations. r AN INQUEST BEING HELD (From Friday's Daily.) An inquest into the death of Fred Rush and G. H. Thompson is being held after all. Andrew Anderson, father of the boy who got into the hole, made affidavit that he believed that Rush came to his death through the culpable or negligent conduct of the person responsible for making and leaving unguarded a certain hole or pit near Pier Ko. 22 of the new C. P. R. bridge. The affidavit was .pre- sented to Coroner J. D. Higinbotham and an inquest demanded. The coroner hastily empanelled a jury and stopped the funeral proces- sion, which was just leaving Acldi- son's parlors. The body was viewed and identified when the inquest was adjourned until this morning. This morning the inquest was re- sumed in the office of the Clerk of the District Court. The jurymen are: W. Appleby A. Hayr, T. A. Underwood, J. L. Manwaring, Win. Allerdice and Geo. Taylor. Several witnesses were examined but noth- ing new of any particular interest was brought out. The witnesses ex- amined were. Andrew Anderson, Fred Hodson. Lewis Wood, Wm. Bertram, F. Stafford and B. Ripley. The court adjourned to meet at, two o'clock and in the meantime the jurymen will visit the scene of the accident. FALL TERM Opens Aug. 31st, in all departments of the Gar- butt Business College, Cal- gary. Our prospectus ex- plains our superiority in equipment, staff, methods and results. Send for it today to the Principal, F. G. Garbutt. NEWS FROM THE ALBERTA CAPITAL Edmonton, July is now un- derstood that Mr. Harold G. Brun- ton, of Edmonton, has been chosen as provincial organizer of the Conservative party in Alber- ta. Mr. Brunton whose father was a prominent Conservative at one time in York County, Ontario, has for some time taken a warm inter- est in politics; he is a fine platform speaker and the party is fortunate in securing the services of a man as ac- tive and zealous as he. Some ob- jection was made to his appointment however, by a number of Calgary Conservatives who thought the cen- tral organization should have been left at Calgary. Frank H. Sherman the well known labor man, Vice President of the Un- ited Mine Workers has been spending several days in Edmonton on mat- ters of business. The opening of the New TJniversity Classes in one of Strathcona's Pub- lic Schools is looked forward to with a great deal of interest. About 50 students have expressed their inten- tion to enroll, and it is undoubted that they will do earnest work dur- ing their first term. Provincial pride in the University will cause a close attention to the work of the first students and their careers after gra- duation. It is generally understood here that although the Arts Class of the Uni- versity has been naturally opened first, matters pertaining to Agricul- ture are to be made a strong fea- ture in the New Institution. Prem- ier Rutherford, who has taken such live interest in its establishment, has, it is well known, kept this aim to the that in ft pro- vince such as Alberta, agriculture must always remain of paramount interest, and that an agricultural course is as desirable for the farm- ing class us the Arts course for tho professional. the Cabinet are spending a large part of the summer travelling in the southern and central portions of the Province, acquainting themselves at first hand with conditions there. Pre mier Kutherford on his return, from the Quebec Tercentenary will spend some time in the south. Hon. Mr. Cross and Hon. Mr. Finlay a few days ago returned from a fortnight's trip in the south and today left for Camrose. Daysland, and Hardisty. Hon. Mr. Gushing, -Minister of Pub- lic Vvorks, a3so left Edmonton this week and will spend several weeks in the south enquiring directly into matters in connection with his de- partment and coming directly in con tact with the people. This opportunity is given to people throughout the province to come di- rectly in touch with the members of the government, who are surrounded by no red tape and are as easily ap- proachable on these tours as they are at their offices in Edmonton. In this grievances or requests may be brought, directly by the people to the attention of their leading representa- tives. The delegation of Edmonton lum- ber men who went to Ottawa to in- terview ths Federal authorities re- turned home yesterday with the sat- isfactory promise that the Dominion government will this session make an appropriation for the storage booms needed to save logs in the Saskatch- ewan river from being carried away by the spring freshets. This spring the losses sustained by these lumber- men. Messrs. Walters, Fraser and Clark, were very large. Over 000 feet of timber were lost this spring. In future all logs will be hold in the storage booms and only taken down to the mills as required. The Twin Cities will be well repre- sented at the annual meeting of the Hide Association this week. Messrs. George A. Reid, Pearco McLean, Spence, McDonald and Carmichacl have gone south to take part in the competition. Practice shooting on the local rifle range has been enter- ed with zest notwithstanding the at- tacks of mosquitoes. Returning to tho capital for brief intervals, the various members A large rjumlier of Edmontonians have profited by the excursion to the Quebec Tercentenary and Winnipeg Exhibition to spend their summer holidays at these points. Despite tho best efforts of the city police and tho R.N.W.M. Police no- thing has been learned of the C.P.R. pensioner, John Panbt, who disap- peared from his boarding house here on July 3rd. He was a bachelor aged 70 years who came to Edmonton from the East only three months ago. There have been some rumors of foul play, based only upon his possession of a gold watch valuer! at a valuable chain and some money. The police discredit this theory however. considerable damage which has alrea! dy been reported in columns of i the Herald, occurred on Monday j James, and, having promised to take, morning beforc inspector Belcher. A i upon themselves the usual vows re-1 of and costs was imposed in j quired by the church, were duly con- each case while young Caunce, who firmed. .The other portion o! the service was conducted by the Rev. A. H. Bott, of Fishburn. Miss Jackson and Mr. E. Jackson of Regina arrived in town this week to visit their brothers who are in the .hardware business in Piucher Creek. CRICKET AXD TENNIS The Pincher Creek Cricket Club has been reorganized and are holding two practices per Tuesday and Thursday nights, at the Athlet- ic Grounds. There are a number of capable exponents of the game in town and a strong team can be se- lected. Rumor has it that a team from Lethbridge is to be in town shortly to play the locals but no dates are as yet set. Tennis is another branch of athle- tic sport that has been revived in Pincher Creek'this season and a num. ber of our residents are to be seen on our new courts at the west end of the town, enjoying this pastime each fine evening. RETURNS TO MONTREAL Mr. Paul Surveyor, until recently one of the members, of the law firm A cup of will drive away that feeling of lassitude so common -in warm weather. BOVRIL gives vigour and tone to the entire system, BOVRIL of Kemmis and Surveyor, has return days in town nursing an injured foot ed to his home in Montreal. Before he left, Mr. Surveyor was the guest of honor at a banquet given by the members of the Pincher Creek Club. Many speeches were made, and much regret at the gentleman's departure, expressed. Sunday. Mr, Surveyor left on SOLD BUSINESS The Western Meat Co'y. disposed of their butcher business last week to P. Burns .Co. PICNICS A picnic was held at Yarrow last week, under the auspices of the Eo- man Catholic .Church of that dis- trict. It was largely attended and a most enjoyable time spent by all. The annual picnic of the Presby- terian Sunday School was held at Henderson's grove on Monday after- noon. Unfortunately a heavy down- pour of rain, which came on about five o'clock, spoiled the pleasure of the children to a large extent. Mrs. A. -ificoll, accompanied by two little sons, arrived' on Thursday morning from London, England, to join her husband who has accepted a position as bookkeeper with the 41 Meat Market. A CAMPING- PARTY A merry party left for Kelly's oil camp, at the foot, of the mountains, nearly thirty miles from Pincher Creek, to spend about three weeks camping. Among the'party were the following' Mrs. E.. J. Christie, Miss- es Agio, Mary and Maggie Bull, Miss MacKay of Lethbridge, Misses Clarke of Fishbarn, Miss Jackson of liegina, Messrs. Vv. H. Jackson, E. Jackson, JH. McGJenning, T. Mans- field. Mr. D. Thompson left on Fri- day morning to join tkc party and Mr- W. McKerricher will also be a frequent visitor to the camp. Mr. E. C. Fowler, formerly one of the proprietors of the Alberta Hotel, has returned from China, where he went to visit relatives and see the country. He says Alberta's good enough for him aftor that. A FEW PERSONALS Mr. Jas. Alexander of Granum is spending a few days in town. has anything but a good reputation locally, was also sentenced to two I months in Macleod guard' room. The j statements made by these boys the trial were of such a nature to implicate- two other lads at pre- sent away on visits and these two will in _all probability have to face a similar charge on their return. SASEBJSL.LERS DISAPPOINTED Some disappointment was felt at the failure of the baseball team to win. either of their games played' at Lethbridge and Taber on Monday and Tuesday last as these defeats practically shut out all hope of Pin-! cher Creek winning the cup. How- ever little else could be expected as it is almost impossible for our town to send away a really strong u-am owing to the fact that among the players are some of the local busi- ness and professional men who are unable to go away on a two-days' trip. The boys speak in high the outfit of the new building. of the treatment Taber. Mr. Dowling of Ranch Co., from England, accorded them at the Park Reserve a recent arrival is spending a few sustained through trying to split wood with an axe, without having taken the precaution of first obtain- ing a. wash-tub to stand in. Quite a number of the boys were obliged to go without their night- caps on Wednesday nigiit, having ov- erlooked the fact that the amend- ment to the liquor license law, re- quiring bars to close an hour and a half earlier than previously, came in- to effect that date. Lethbridge district. We understand A GOOD PRICE E- T. Saunders has disposed of his quarter section of land in the Leth- bridge district. We understans the price was about per acre. The band went out to Pincher sta- tion on Wednesday night to assist at a concert given, by some of the ladies of that place. Mr. R. McCutcheon. who is inter- ested in one of the oil comnanies near town T is back weeks' visit to the States. Mr. Jas. Schofield, one of the best- known, old-timers of the town has to attend the Tercentenary ceiebra- gone east to 'visit friends and alib tion at Quebec. A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Mr. J. J. Scott has been appoint- ed a Justice of the Peace and-Mr F. W. Forster, a commissioner for tak- ing affidavits. Mr. Jack Baillie, formerly with the Western Meat Co. has gone to Mac- leod to look after the company's bus iness at that place. Coleman, July Charlie Dunlop returned home Saturday after attending the fair in Calgary and vi- siting friends in Taber. She pro- nounces the fair a brilliant success, and something she would not have missed for anything, Little Miss Francis Benedict gave a birthday party on Saturday enter- taining her little friends at her home Mr. Jno. Henderson, the genial pro prietor of the King Edward Hotel is at Winnipeg, taking in the big fair. Mr. A. B. McDonald, the Liberal on Main Street. She was the recip- candidate for the riding has been in the district some days extending the glad hand to the voters. A. B, be- lieves in making hay while the sun shines. Our brass band made an excellent showing in the competition open to Alberta bands at the Dominion Ex- hibition at Calgary, s securing third place. Lethbridge oeat them tor ne- cond' place by one point only, this being made on uniforms. Strathco- na band, which took' flrst was alleg- ed to hiivy been a combination of Strathcona and Edmonton and should have been barred. However, our citizens are justly proud of lead- er F. Smart and his players for the hard chase they gave the city bands. One of the best corner lots in town changed hands recently when Tbos. purchased from Mr. Geo. Ber ry the lot on the corner of Main St. opposite the Schofield block. The old building standing on the lot and .for- merly used as a hardware store is being remodelled by the new owner. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Johnston or Lethbridge, are staying with '.Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Saunders of Fair .Valley Ranch near Pincher Creek. Frank Brower of tho Olds Gazetto staff is spending tho week in with his brother, Archie Brower. Corporal Moses of the local Moun- ted Police detachment made a greai ride last week when he captured the worst of the two desperadoes who broke into the Great West Saddlery Co.'s store at Macleod and also into D.- Speith's house at Yarrow. The corporal rode 1-5 miles in 24 hours on one horse. Messrs. E. T, I.udtke and Briggs are back from the States ijyheni they ient of many pretty and dainty birth day gifts. On Saturday the Coleman senior football team journeyed to Fernie to play the crack team of that town. In one point our boys confessed their weakness, that is that not sufficient practice the boys had together to make them as confident as they oth- erwise would have been. At seven o'clock the ball was kicked oft, and a game that could not be called either fast .or slow was played. The Fernie team was a disappointment even to the Coleman boys to say nothing of their local supporters. Practically through the whole match it was what might be called a sec-saw game, first one side scoring and then the other. uoiernan, ouiy u left this week for Minneapolis where he will have an artificial leg adjusted by the experts there. It will be re- membered that some months ago Mr. Ash met with an accident in. the mine here that cost, him part-of his right leg only about four inches be- ing left below the knee. For a'time too his- life was in danger. Skillful nursing and care brought him. through all right however and now the company has very generously agreed to pay the expenses incurred toward providing hi-ni with an arti- ficial leg. Hence this trip. The lecture on Wednesday under the auspices of the C. E. Society by Mr- Waters in the .Presbyterian church, was a very interesting one indeed. The subject was South Africa, as .he had seen it himself, and was well given and splendidly illustrated by lantern views. Coleman did not -fail to send her quota to see Morris Rowe's circus at Blairmore on Thursday and a. good quota "It was. They train, they went by horse, thgy went by carriage, they .went afoot, -and there being no train west after 12 o'clock noon, many returned home on on foot. But however they went or returned none regretted going for. it was a, good show. Mr. Oswin, who for some months past has been filling the position of clerk with the Coleman Hardware Co., has severed, his connection with, that firm to accept the position. oE weighman with the I. C. C; It is a genuine pleasure to see the improvements made in- the road 'be- tween C.oleman and Blairmore. at least at the Coleman cad; of it. Wash. outs have' been filled, grades levelled, CUlvert-fl. .hunt.. where possible and all that remains is to fill up. a washout or two on the Blairmore end and; remove or cover a. carcas 'that is a trifle too near to please the olfactory nerves and a. pleasant drive may be enjoyed by those who love such exercise and plea. sure. Mrs. D. Kennedy, wife of Kennedy.' yard "boss at the mine, started last night with her -two little girls for a trip to Scotia. She- expects to be gone a couple- of months and during that time will not only visit her parents at West- ville in Picton county but friends In Sydney and other parts of the pro- vince. We are always giadrto chronicle the success of -anyone, especially of the genuinely worthy. Among the latter may be classed Mr. Boak, who has had charge of the 41 Meat store in Coleman for a year or more past. Mr. Boak has been promoted to the position of District Manager for the 41 Company; the sphere "of his juris- diction extending from Michell to Hamilton. He will reside after this in Blairmore, that place being more central than Coleman. sorry to part with so We shall be good a citi- zen. Mr. Day, lately in charge of the branch in Michell has taken Mr. Boak's place In Coleman. OKOTOKS HAD A (Special to the Herald.) Okotoks, July started this morning about 1.30 o'clock in. a clothing store owned by a Jew and destroyed two dwellings, leaving one family practically destitute.. It later communicated to dry shed of lumber owned by the Staples Company, on the east. Absence of wind alone prevented the major portion of town being destroyed. Telegraphic com- until at the call of time the score j rnunication with Calgary resulted in a fire train being sent from there stood in favor of Fernie not a doubt in a single mind that had time not been called so oppor- tunely Coleman would have tied the score. From start one's game. Coleman forwards, "niae one game are too many. to finish it was any- To quote one of the goals in It shows that the defence on both sides was not strong." Rev, Mr. Hacldon, Methodist mi- nister of Frank, occupied the pulpit of the Presbyterian Churcli here Sun- day. Mr. Murray took his work in Frank. Exceptionally large congre- gations greeted Mr. Haddon both morning and evening. It is to ha hoped the splendid rain we arc now having (so anxiously looked for) may do the desired good. Coming at this time it Sihould, if it but last lontr enough, ensure a bum- per crop for 1908. Tho Miners' Union have purchased Jonathan Graham's piano for their new hall. It is a good instrument with a fire engine and hose with Cap pie Smart in charge.- The estimated loss on the lumber yard1 is seven dollars. The Jew claims he had a three thousand dollar stock but conservative reports make it five hundred. Citizens remained up last night as several it looked as though the whole east end was d'oom ed. The fire was under control at S a.m. There is a suspicion that the fire was the work of a party who ex- pected to benefit by insurance. J. F. Cairns, leading Saskatoon merchant, has been sent up for trial on the charge of conducting a lottery Tho scheme complained of consisted m giving each purchaser of a dol- lar's worth of goods a coupon for a drawing, the articles drawn for run- ning from a heavy team worth or a trip to Europe, to a suit of clothes of the value of The pro- secution was undertaken at the in- stance of other merchants who saw: and will prove a splendid addition to' trade going past their doors.