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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta The Daily Herald Volume IV. LetlilH-idjre. Alta.. Friduy, July 28, Ittll. Number 191 HARVESTING IS LIGHTNING KILLED ON AT NEW DAYTON Several Farmers Start Cut- ting the Winter Wheat GAS SUPPLY MAN AND HORSE BOUGHT NEW WAREHOUSE SITE A. Macdonald Co. Buys Property From Gath- er lie Church uo of the reasons for the delay of SourlK, Man., July Til- brook and a horse standing by him wore killed by lightning early this morning at tho farm of Wallace i.ouit- en, a mile south of Souris. The fa- tality took place at six o'clock. Thc lightning tlie windmill, was j carried to the eve trough by a, guy wire, and from the eve through fo the stable by an open door killing Till- brook and one of a team of horses j standing in a stall across the passage- the A. Macdonald Co. in building way, Tillbrook came to this country their wholesale warehouse here has five years ago from Cambridgeshire, been that they have been unable to England. He was forty-five years of, make satisfactory arrangements for ago, and has no relatives in this a spur "track to teir site on Smith country. street, on tho old laundry location. Accordingly, when Mr. Macdonald was here yesterday he .began casting about for a location wherjn he would be able to obtain spur track frontage without further trouble. Smith street offered nothing which appealed to him and he therefore began to look ov er the wholesale district in the east of tho city, which is beginning to bo recognised as the main wholesale section of the city. Wishing to have the warehouse close to the business section also, he chose three lots on tlie corner of Ninth street and Sec- ond avenue, facing Second avenue. This property formerly .belonged to tho Catholic Church, and although the price has not boon made public, it IB New Dayton Sees the Day When it Will be of Service in Town New..Dayton, J.uly order to irerlfy. or 'contradict the report that gas had been discovered south of New Day ton, a correspondent of the Her- ald visited the Old- Walker Hanchc. row owned by D, Vf. Miller, and lying 19-4-18. The reporter was taken to the kitchen and shown the gas burn- Ing In a range, In which all kinds of cooking Is done. Thc flow was discov- ered by well drillers who failed to get water, but after going 250 feet ivcrc rewarded with gas. There are two wells producing gas, but one has been closed, up. The other has been capped and a pipe connects it to the tii .....w.......... house. Asked about the flow the re- b as the company can make arrange porter was told that it was finite reg-jthat is required is sufficient nncour- j ments ular and as yet shows no signs of failure. Speaking with a geogolist >vho knows the earth formation in the Dayton district tlie press man informed that there could not fce gas In great iiuantities in such place. It Is possible that a small pock- let baa been struck and that in a Ehort time it will burn out. It is hoped not. Time alone will tell, but it is not beyond reason to think of Kew Dayton being heated and lighted fcy A gang of men are at work cleaning hiustard from a piece of land on l-fi-17. iThe w.o.ed is of the tumbling weed va- riety which grows to a considerable height and'throw's out strong branch- 'An.1 Attempt was made to plow it down .but this was not possible owing to 'the thickness an'd cf the plant. A mower was used, af- ter which the mustard was raked n The horse rake was not largo enough to bunch with, so a float with a four, foot upright front was constructed and with four horses the nrwB were bunched and burned. fThe piece 'required raking and bunch- ing twice before all could be gathered. fThe wind carries it easily and the fence on south side of the1 field jwas plied to the top wire with the The" Herald 'reporter visited tho field and was informed that at 75 per acre for the 'work the men were hardly making wages. Asked Jtvhere the-' seed came from, the men paid "from the West." They further informed the Herald man that It blew from Magrath. Magrath IB either grossly represented in the mat- ter of noxious weeds or else has a great sin to answer for. Splendid Crops There are some splendid crops in tho homestead district east of New fay ton. S. Comius hag SO acres of spring wheat on his farm on 4-6-17 which it Is thought will go 30 bushels to the acre. It IB perfectly clean and t nice stand. Wm. Nate, on 35-5-17 NORDICA MAY APPEAR HERE World Famous Soprano is Making a Tour of the West Lillian Nonlica, thc great soprano, nfay appear in Lethbridge. This city is being given the oppor- j understood tat a good round sum was tunity to have her visit here on her I paid. The erection of the warehouse id i MI i will -be proceeded with just as soon coming tour through the west. All 0 m_p_ j____ j as the Mr. Macdonald evidently con- agcment from thc citizens and if that aiders the new location much better s forthcoming this famous artist will than the old, stating while here that 9i-ii. 'ie did not build on Smith street, he appear here on Saturday, Oct. Slitn. 11 j would build on a more suitable 1 oca- Mr. Frederic Shipman, who direct- tion. cd Melba's tour last; year, is in tho i business men about town are well city today and will remain until to-' Pleased with the decision of the Mac- morrow to ascertain if Lethbridge is 'or Willing to undertake the obligations !tlle s warehouse section among the whole- bring this world-re- necessary to nnwned singer here. The fact that Nordica included Leth bridge in her tour would be great publicity for this city. She only vis- its 'centres. tour will be featured in all thc musical journals, and every city she visits Balers in that part of the city. The spur track which now serves the im- plement warehouses on First and-Self ond avenues wil Ibe extended to give the new warehouse the necessary ac- commodation. The situation is a good one on account of thc fact that it is right 'beside the Coutts street over- will get plenty of free advertising in j head bridge, which, it is hoped .will their columns ANXIOUS ABOUT THE GRAIN BILL Officials Want it Passed Before Parliament Oissolves Brandon, July McKenzIe, secretary of the Grain Growers1 As- sociation, left this morning for Ot- tawa. Jle will be joined at Winnipeg by President T. Menders. The trip of the president and secretary o[ the drain Growers to Ottawa is for j the purpose of aiding the passing of grain bill. There has a piece which it is said will yield parent among leading grain bushels. Rupert Hinstol has oats pn 24-5-17 which are growing well to .75 bushels, and Chris Blotter on Sec. will reap 75 to SO bushels. .Mr. Blotter's grain suffered from hail. Barring this accident, there seems no reason why he should not have cut 100 bushels on the piece referred to.' rrho land was plowed last fall, drag harrowed and packed. This spring it was packed and harrowed. Mr. Blot, tcr and'those-associated with him are iming the latest scientific methods Hid are getting results. Nephl'' Jlolden was a visitor to New pay ton District lost Saturday. Mr. Jlolden has !and 5 miles east of JCew Dayton, has twelve teams at ;work on the new irrigation system, the G. P. R. is constructing be- tween Calgary and Medicine Hat. Ho tame down via Tabor and 'reported that there was nothing north of Ta- ber to compare with the crops In this ylcinity. The number of friends and relativ- es coming to visit in a newly settled district is about the best indication pf the success and prosperty of the jieople. We have counted fifteen hom- es In New Dayton district where friends have been received or mem- bers of Ibc household gone on ex- tended vfsts. Most of theae have been recorded in ihe New Dayton column of the Hernld. The Herald compositor made tho Kew bay ton correspondent say In the last budget of news that, fifteen mem- bers would meet for SOUR practice Bext Sunday night at 7.15. He meant ,to sjiy that a song prantico of fifteen minutes wuld be held before the noxt Sunday night, to which everyone ia invited. Some new hymna mrc to bo tried over before the regti- Jir service begins. 1 (Continued on Page Five.) growers that there is a danger of dis- solution of parliament; :st any time, and they will urge strongly the pass- Ing of the legislation before Parlia- ment adjourns, by which the farmers will benefit. BURGLAR USED KNIFE ON BAKER Keewatin, Ont, July very bold robbery took place here about one o'clock this morning ,when R. H. Stewart's bakery was robbed and ab- out in cash stolen. Mr. Stewart was aroused by the noise made by the burglars, and he immediately came into the store where they were busily engaged at the cash register. v As soon as they saw Mr. Stewart approaching one of the two that were be completed this fall. On Reciprocity to be Made at the Republican Conventions Washington, July struggle over tl.y Canadian .reciprocity bill in the United States did not end with the President's signing. Indeed, It looks as it they were only begun. It was learned that the controversy is going to be carried into Republican politics in many states. It is likely to ho carried into tlie Republican na- tional convention next summer. Plans made to conduct a sort oC referendum on reciprocity, that is, the issue will be raised in a number of conventions which will be held next spring, prior to the Republican National convention next summer. _______ It Is expected, that a number of the j over Ihe Western provinces, and states, along with the attempts made to adop tplatforms against reciprocity there will Sbe attempts to get anti- Taft delegations. IE the anti-recipro- city elements can make the showing In different, states, which they hope to, they will- do their utmost to get the next national convention to make a stand opposed to reciprocity. SINGLE FARE TO GET MONEY RATES FOR FAIR UNIONIST PEERS VOTE FOR BILL Fifty of Them Will go In to the Government Lobby July is re- ported that Lord St. Aldyn has pledged himself to lead 50 Unionist 'peers into tlie Gov- Important Announcement by C. P. R. Passenger Department If the Lcthhriclpc Agricultural Fair next month is not the best in the history of Southern Alberta it will 101 be the fault of the directors. This body of men have been putting forth every effort to the J911 exhibition up-to-date in every detail and thus set. a standard for the fairs of following years. Tho new grounds have attracted wide attention all in the matter of buildings Lethbridgc them all. 10very effort has been marie also to have the fait com- plete as far as its being an agricuHur al exhibition is concerned, and good stock ami grain exhibits From all over the West arc promised. Good attractions are also being provided, and provisions are being made for the large crowds which arc expected to be in attendance. The grand stand. with its seating capacity of five thous and is close to completion, as is also the race track. IN CIRCULATION .Montreal, July movement is gathering strength in banking circles here, to secure greater circulation during the period of the year when money is in greatest demand, namely, the period in which the crops are moved. Conservative bankers con- sider that capitalization on which note circulation rests, has been in- creased to tho limit of prudence al- ready. The next alternative, there- fore, is to be attempted, and the gov- ernment, will in all probability short- ly be aaked to lengthen the period In which the banks are allowed to !n- crcaso their note circulation by fif- tcen per cent, tn include the months of March and September, as well as October, November, December, Jan- uary am! February. PUT FERRY ON KOOTENAY RIVER Enabling Autos to Run Directly Into Waterton Lakes Park Howard Douglas, Commissioner of Dominion government parks, was in i Hie city today on his way trom a j visit to the Waterton Lakes 1'ark. The only thing which gave the he arranged to build a rectors any -trouble was the matter oj, thlls providillg of special ralos to induce visitors j trom outside towns to attend. Some ratrilncc" to tno Park without wcnks ago Uiey applied to the C.I'. to Ulc R. passenger department for special wjl, of t cnnvcnicnco, to rates for the fair, and. were refused A1, tllc roads in thc anything better than the excursion park hR grilrtcd pufc in goml raics which been in ef- I shape for autos. fret. This did not suit the directors, The Mborta government is likely to ,o Secretary McNicol was despatched the to Winnipeg to interview the author- Verv but. in tllc 'Ulli ivies to get bet- Mr wm instaU a ferry to jBlUon ANTICIPATE A PEACEFUL SOLUTION The British Government's Statement on Morocco Well Received PRESS COMMENT 3HAUGHNESSEYIS TRIP WEST Medicine Hat, July has been received from the '.East to ex- pect Sir Thomas Slinughnessey in the West on or before August '15. The advice states that the President will spend five days on the Medicine Hat Division. WILL BE A TOTAL LOSS Tokio, July is believed there s no hope of saving the Canadian Pac il'ic Railway Co.'s steamer, Empress of China, which struck a submerged rock off Awa peninsula, while trying to make the port of Yokohama yester- day. eminent lobby in support of ThTVcto bill. Till j, while relieving Lord Landstlowne of the onus, f of voting against his amendments to the hill, would insure its passage with- v out resort to the creation of peers, as the Government can rely upon fifty votes in the House of Lords from their Lib- era! peers, and it is'doubtful whether Lord Halsbury will lead fifty into the Opposition lobby. !tjtcr rates, with the result that yes- terday he received a: letter stating that 'they ligfi reconsidered, and in view oT thc importance of the Lcth- Exhibition would give single fare rates. These rates will apply carry autos and other ROW IN A QUEBEC TOWN St. Honor, Qtie., July 25. During SCHOOL TEACHERS IN ENGLAND London, July Canadian school teachers who are holidaying in England, are having a strenuous time. This week they visited several Lon- don schools, inspected the Tower of London, and made a tour through the National Art Gallery. Thee yalso journeyed to Winchester and Green- wich. They go to Hampton Court iUagdala will entertain them. HONOR FOR CANADIAN DOCTOR London, July a representa- tive of thc Overseas Dominions who enjoys a wide reputation >as an eye specialist, Birmingham University conferred Its honorary degree upon Dr. K. A. Reeves, of Toronto. PRESIDENT'S HOME TOWN TAKEN Port An Prince, IJayli, July It is reported that Caycs, President] WMT MR. MOORE ACTUALLY SAID from Cranbrook to Medicine Hat, and quarrel between Louis and Joseph also in Calgary and Cannangay, and all intervening stations. Thc A. R. T. have also'fallen in line with jUie proposition and 'Will give single fare rates over Ihcjrjincs. As the Exhi- bition widely advertised the directors think" that these special riuccnicnts as regards .railway rates will have the effect of bringing the whole population of Southern Alber- ta to Lethbridge for the Fair. Dion, 'brothers, and Jules Plourde, yes terday, several shots were fired, re- sulting in the death of Louis and the injury of Joseph Dion. Plourde has been arrested and placed in jail here. SHIP CATTLE TO BRAZIL He Never Stated That thejcr Supplies cut oft From the Miners New York, July Ur- quhart, a prominent London banker, arrived in New York today by the Mauritania. He will spend several weeks in the west as representative of an English syndicate, investigat- j ing a plan to ship Canadian and Am- ican cattle to Brazil, where the syndicate believes better pastures can be found ami superior breed of beef cattle, raised for the English market. Louis .Moore's explanation of thc in- .terview in the Herald about the strike is as follows: Ho was at n football match, and was sitting near the man-; ager of P. Burns Co.. who happened to ask him why there were no orders for supplies this week, and he replied "There are no orders this week." The reporter was silting close by, and Mr Alopre says his imagination got to work and made out that, supplies were cut out altogether. He did not say that the men were tired of -being out of work, and wore prepared to go back to work. Tho miners knew the item .was wrong, and that he had been inisftuoted, because he had an- nounced at a mooting of the miners draw a Knife and .tibted Mr. j home hu fallen into I '7, he nn in Stewart In the side, Inflicting an ugly .IIP rpvolntionisls I[ (his 'n iront lianas 01 rcnoiiiuiJinsis. n mis, Tuesday that supples won d be wound. With this tho robbers made (js M jc. a SCVCTP hUw to t.ho their escape, and Sir. Slcwart. at once summoned Constable Mclxjx and they I'oth made after tho men, and us thuv approached the railroad track they Ilalam ran cast and at tho other side ninistration. Considerable anxiety s noticeable among soldiers in the I lol Mkt-lv Iiavn SOI1M! bcar" of, the station tbe constable fired on transpire within tlio lie men, but none of hte shots tooif effect. They gained an cutrance to the store 'by a window. This morn- Ing Constable Smith, of Kenora, ar- rcsffid one of tho men as bo wns walk few ing the track to Kenora, but the oth- er one escaped. fr.oin I'nrt. DP Pnix nn Inn light there. SURE ABOUT SHOPS Medicine Hnt, .Inly 27. Alderman Jlowson, on his return -from Winni- peg, stated to The .Tfjneu the other day, thfit .Medicine ttnl is in the lime- Hu was ci HIV incut! from norlhmi const, indicate uneasiness that point, ,ind the American cruiser Chester, hns ROIHI lliero from Cape A crisis in the Rovornment Jnpjicnrs to be gradually amjrop.chiu.K, Uio expression of opinion heard that there was no longer any doubt, of the location of (ho western C.P.H. shops. They wore definitely settled for Med- icine Hat. PORT ARTHUR PAINTER TO FLY Fort Arthur, July flying ma- chine, consigned to B. Peterson, ar- rived In Port Arthur from New York, but will be kept In the custody of the Dominion Express Company until Its return east. The machine is an aero- plane, and came In a separate oar, but beyond that, little is-known of it as it is wrapped in canvas and pack- ed in crates, and the parls hidden. It- is manufactured by Thompson Bros., of New Vork. Last, full Mr. Peterson, who is R well-known local painter, a machine for himself, but wns not giircpssftil in Hying !t. lie has jpfint some months In Now York, earning to handle nn neropiane, and it. is Ktipuosnd he bought this one to be used in this city. EIGHT NEGROES WERE KILLED In the Wreck of an Excur- sion Train in South Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina, July 27. 912 negroes from Durham, near Charlotte, for a day's outing, an excursion train on the seaboard air lino plunged headlong into a freight train fit Hamlet, sixty miles east of here today, killing eight of the negro excursionists, injuring SS at them ser iously. The dead are all residents of Durham. Of thc eighty seriously hurt a score or more may die. Four white tniinmen were badly hurt. Thc cause of the wreck is not yet known. APPOINTMENTS TO NORMAL SCHOOL Edmonton, July 27. It was learn- ed at the Department of Education Jiis morning that two appointments to the Normal school at Calgary will made this afternoon, Tho office of principal will not likely bo filled or some time, and Dr. Coffin will continue to act in that capacity. H. M. Roberts. M.A.. muster of ma- hematics in the Edmonton High school, has boon appointed lecturer in History and education, and methods in higher mathematics. W. G. Car- penter, principal of the collegiate in- stitute in Calgary, IB the other ap- pointee. -Mr. Koberts has been In Edmonton for Ihreo. years. Bufore receiving the appointment In the High school here last year, he was principal of the Al- exandra Taylor public school. Mr. Koberts ia n young man yet, as he is only 27 years of age. Ho comes from Ontario, and both no niirt Mr. Cnr- pontnr took thoir university and ped- agogic training in Toronto. Attitude of Ministry is Very Strongly En? dorsed London, July London morn-. ing papers give great prominence to the statement of Premier Astiuith and Mr. Balfour, on the Moroccan difficul- ty editorially. They deal with the sit- uation In a tone of studied modera- tion, but all, irrespective of party, jress hearty approval of the gov- ernment statement, and while admlt- ting thc delicacy and gravity of the siiuatioh believe that the attitude of Great Britain revealed in Balfour's cordial endorsement of the govern- ment's policy, will assist in a peace? 'ul solution. The Chronicle, a government organ, lias authority to say that the interna- tional situation is distinctly easier than it was a few days when peace was trembling in the balance. The Daily Telegraph thinks that It ought still to be possible to secure unlcable adjustment between France by some limited acqui- by Germany on the side of Kamerun, as a result of the ratification of tlie frontiers Tho Morning Post canuot. believe that'the German Emperor who'so re- cently as King George's guest at the Guildhall expressed a desire for peace and good will towards England, could have spoken in that strain if his gov- ernment were expecting Great Britain to be faithless to her engagements- towards France. Optimistic at Paris Paris, J uly optimism prevailed .at capital today, though it was admitted that negotiations with Germany regarding Jloroccoan fairs remain difficult. The statement of Premier Asqulth. In the British House of Commons yes- terday, and Premier Chaillaux's ad- vice to the Fcnch to keep cool and be prudent relieved the tension at the momoiit when relief was most need- ed, as thc discreet military prepara- tions of the government were giving rise to apprehension that war was not impossible. These preparations included orders to cavalry to be ready for the field at the first signal; heavy provisioning of forts on the easter.a frontier by special supply trains run out of Paris at night, and mustering of.'all regiments to fill! lueta. It is understood that Baron Kldef- lon-Waechter, German foreign tary, who is conducting negotiation with Jules Cn'mbon, French Ambassa- dor, is asking for a part instead of tbe whole coast o.( the French Congo, but at the same time making other con- which Fvance, would find dif- ficulty in accepting. Nevertheless, there Is a strong feeling that a solu- tion will be found. The morning pa- pers welcome Mr. Asquith's speech as clarifying the situation, and hastening a settlement. The Figaro understands that Em- peror William told personal friends hat, the Moroccoan question could be settled amicH'bly with France. Look for Settlement Paris, July British Prime Minister's statement in the House of Commons is greeted here with tbe greatest satisfaction. Optimism is beginning to manifest itself, and thfj opinion expressed last night is one of confidence that- the deadlock be- .ween Franco and Germany over Mor rocco will be broken, and a settle- ment acceptable to all parties reach- ed. Premier Caillanx conferred with M, Do Selves, Minister of Foreign ministers of War. Marine, Public Affairs, and afterwards with Works and Finance, but thc confer- ences were conducted in tt calm, Jud- cinl manner. Later M. said that prudence and cool he-ads were more thnn ever necessary Jo all part- ies. must not lose sighl. of the said Ihe Premier, "that two ?roat nations ran and must ond arrange their differences." ;