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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume IV. Lethbridffe. AlU.. July Number 193. UNANIMITY ON MILITARY DEFENCE Indicated by Report of That Section of Im- perial Committee Ottawa, July report of the military oectlon ot the Imperial de- fence committee, which has been sent to the House of Commons, while not is Interesting In Its details as that of the naval section, is important also AS it shows equal unanimity of action between the various sections of the empire. The. committee was presided ever by General Sir Wm. Nicholson of the imperial general's staff and legates were present from Great Brl the Dominion of Canada, th .Commonwealth of Australia, the Oc minion Zealand and the Unio of South Africa, "Tho Canadian deli were Sir Frederick Borden, later of and defence; Majo trtneraJ C. J. MoKeniie, chief ot th Canadian and Col. 3an Uughw, M.P., rail-way Intelligence o flmr. Oily two .tilings were held June 4 tat 11. 4i to the co-opera tlon ol mMtterjr of the empir the committee Agreed that In view o the (act Matt representatives of self governing 4entatoni at the imperia defence of 1909 signffie( the gweral obncurrance In proposl tioo, "That each part of the empire Is willing to make KB preparations on .guide to enable it, should it so io take in genera defence at empire." Arrangement, required" to facilitate the oOTOpwatlom of military force of wiplre fall, wiUiin the scope of the duties of local sections of .imperial general Btalt, working under orders o( their respective governments and In communication with the central at the' war office at which the dominions will be represented. The progress of the Imperial gen- eral staff and development of its func- tions occupy attention. It is pointed out that u the imperial gen- eral staff jiai'been (carceiy two years In existence it could not be reasonable to look for. very, great progress. The general staff of the German army in present form has teen In existence for over half a century before its val- 118 proved to the world in 1866 ana 1870. The general start of the Japan army was over twenty-five years before the. campaign in 'Manchuria be- gan. As soon as the formation of the Imperial general staff was taken in band it was found that more definite agreement, of various points wag.required and accordingly a paper on detailed arrangements of loans, at- and interchanges of and between officers of regular army anil officers of overseas Dominions drawn up under orders of chief of the Imperial general staff in 1910 and vas forwarded-through colonial office for consideration of various govern' rncnts concerned. The proposals con- tained in that paper have 'been ac- cepted In principle Canada and New Zealand. Australia has not yet replied and the government of the Union of South Africa have stated Robert Blckerdike, Montreal, one of the member, of the HOU'M of Com- mons, for Montreal. they .are not. In a position to enter Into any agreement at present. It Is stated that Canada has evolved a gen- staff with Major General.C. J. on page 3.) ADVISES THEN TO COMETO WEST A Wisconsin Traveller is Writing Letters to his Home Papers (Special to the Herald) Warner, July correspond- ent of the Herald has been much im- ireaaed with the number of distin- guished travellers visiting this part airvSouthern Alberta; They come, iome of them to visit friends, but the majority to spy out. the if diitance. ,'hU. week Herald" In a Southerner, iapen of Munroe, Green county, Wis- onsin, who, with Mrs. Gapen, isM-isit- his daughter, 31 rs. W. L. Stevens, 4 miles east oC Warner. Mr. Gapen as done a great deal of travelling. Intering the Dominion via Emerson e had, a splendid opportunity to look ver-the provinces of the middle west ravelling via G. N. R, to Edmonton IB attention was attracted .by the ast tracts of arable land in northern askatchewan and Alberta. From Ed- lonton he came by easy stages via aJgary and Macleod, but it was hoc ntil he got into the south of the pro- vince that he reached wheat he term- ed the "Eden of Canada." Mr. Ga- COAL FAMINE IN MONTANA TOO Inquiries From That State About Supply of Coal Just by way of showing that Mon- tana, and the oilier northern and wes terii states are in as bad a condition to withstand a coal famine as the of Alberta and Saskatche- wan we quote, from a letter to the secretary of the Hoard of Trade from the Uoorman Lumber Oo., of Kalis- pel, .Mont. "Could you iell us where we could secure about two ihoiisam tons of coal for fall delivery have always bought our coal from Gait people, but would like to know if 'here arc any mines in the Leth- bridge district where we could make arrangements for this amount." Evidently there is little fuel on tho Montana market and Montana people are just as anxious to see the strike in this district settlgd as the Alberta people themselves. Rumors on the street this morning seen? to point toward a settlement of the strike if the miners are allowed to voice their opinion by means of a vote on the majority report. A large number of local miners have intimat-1 cd their desire to go back to work, and it is more than likely that the Lclhbridge local at least, will vote W. J. Clifford, 10th Roya Grenadiers, Toronto, winner of the Prize at Bisley meet. GUESSING THE A Toronto Paper Makes Predictions About the Elections Toronto, July 30. The Toronto Star has begun a preliminary review )f the Ontario constituencies with a 'lew to forecasting the result of tho TO ENTERTAIN CANADIAN lection. Its first article for a return to work when the refer- twenty-five; constituencies, endum is taken on Aug. 4th. A large number of the local miners are out of the city at the present time, hut if the mines are opened up this month they will nock back in a short time. Nothing official is being given out by any of the Miners' Executive other than that they will stand by i thei decision to .submit the matter to vote and then stick to that decision Dealing with'seats now held by Con setratives, it makes the following predictions Essex; will rer turn the Liberal column Dur- doubtful, but probably Cpnscr- pen is a farmer in Wisconsin and is qualified to judge of our resources. He told the Herald scribe that he is much .impressed with Canada as an agricultural land, "I have been writ- ing letters for my home be said, "advising the young men of our state to come to Canada to make homes for themselves." He has met many people from Wisconsin during his travels and says that Canada is as well known in his state ae many of the sister states near home, Mr. and Mrs. Gapen will spend a time at War- ner after which they go south by H. and I. to visit in the Western States. CROP CONDITIONS NEVER BETTER Cardston District is Get- ting the Right Kind of Weather Cardston, July excellent weather has brought the harvesting very much dry (lays and cool nights arc very favorable. Conditions never more ideal and the farnnrs art; very sanguine for the future otitluok. Real estate is be- coming more active in consequence, jeron in West Huron, and R.'R. Tru- -Ino. Leaviit recently purchased the !ax 'm Souih Hrucc and they J. M. Uillingsley homestead near! likely in each cnse to win a Glcnwood. Other sales are, reported j from the Conservatives. Other a.s on the tapis. va'tive Middlesex East, "'Co ton, Lon- Con.; the t'.vo logins, probably both Con., though the reciprocity is- sue has 'endangered .Mr. Marshall's sca't'Mn- the east riding Frontcnac, Lennox and Addington, doubtful the two Hastings, both Con.; Leeds, North doubtful, possible Lib. gain South Con. Liberal scats: South the two Ken Is, West Middle- six; West the two Oxfords, ince Ed ward, East Simcoe, safe Lib.; Nort-Ji Middlesex, doubtful Sfeormont, a probable loss. The Liberal candidate in Hal ton, larlaml Smith, is a breeder of hors- es. The Globe holds that Mr. Smith seems to be assured at last. BIG OHIO PARTY Board of Trade Arranges for Reception to Buck- eye State Editors Two hundred Ohio editors will ar- rive in the city otic week from tomor- row at two o'clock in the afternoon. They will remain until the next day at two o'clock, when thoy will go east to Medicine Hal. F. C. Downie was n the city on Saturday for tho pur- JOBG of arranging1 for their reception and entertainment. While nothing de- has yet .been done the matter Is n the hands of Chairman R w. Dow- ner of the entertainment committee of he Board of Trade, wlio will bring up the matter at the Board luncheon n Thursday with i s to how the newspaper men should 3e looked after while in Lethbridge. 'his is a fine opportunity to advertise he city to an influential lot of men ersonally. The Board understands he situation, and will do everything n its power to send them away with very best impressions of Leth- ridge and district. It ie very likely ,t they will be entertained at an nformal banquet in the main building the fair grounds on Tuesday ng, and the whole party while here >y 'be taken out to the Experimental arm other places of interest uring the day.( Citizens who decorate for the Great Falls excursion on Saturday are re- quested to leave their decorations up until after the editorial party have visited the city. Both these events are of the utmost Importance to the city and'no opportunity should be lost by any citizen to do everything pos- CRUISER A NARROW ESCAPE Uriah Wilion, Napanee, Ont, mem- ber of the House of Comment for Len- nox and Addington. i RAYMOND LIBERALS ELECTOFHCERS Sugar City Will be Almost Solid for Reciprocity Agreement (Special to the Herald) Raymond, July Lib- eral Association is getting ready- tor Ho coming campaign.. The Herald of "the" entertainnie'nT7f The i Blltllrr'aJ- announced the elections as visitors within onr gates. These will for 31 and Raymond politic- be two of the finest opportunities of the year for advertising- Lethbridge and nothing in the way of courtesy can be overlooked. NEW ARMORY TO BE BUILT SOON Assurance That it Will be Built Within a Short Time A new armory for Lethbridge has good prospi-cts of defeating Mr. ians realised that no time'was to bi lost. A meeting, was held Saturday night in the OddfeJIow.s.HalLand the following ofllceis were elected Piesi dent, T. J. O'Brien; second .vice ores! dent, Jno. Powelson; secrctary-lreas urer, A. F. McDnffle. The appoint- ment oC a, first vice president was de f erred and will bo made at a'meeting to be held in the same place on Satur day next, Aug. a at 8.30 o'clock. The work before the association is mainly thnt of endeavoring to have residents take out naturalization papers and get their names on the list. It is al- noet certain that Raymond will go solid for reciprocity. Some disap- pointment was felt by the members iresent that redistribution was block- ed. This of course, is in keeping with the Conservative policy in the h Henderson, sitting member. The Toronto Star continues its re- 1 called on the Minister of Militia since view of tnr Ontario constituencies. Itjhis rotiirn, and received the assurance' lUagrath M.P.. writing from Ottawa weeks PasL They seemed deter- to the Hoard of Trade, states that ho mlned io obstruct, and it was the con- j Initiation ot these tactics that made Ian election at so early a date necea- that 4l ami jsary i, have been much more Liberal candidaees in that nn armory would be erected am] Lo if Ule Conser- thc coming electing ivill include W. this city within a short lime. come out openlj, at A. Oharllon in Norfolk, M. G. Cuin- aro scat estimates provide for a buildiiij worth between and anil will be a very creditable build- ing There will be no drill hall' in cdnnoc-iioii, hut will be used cxclus- CALL GUELPH MINISTER Guclph, July The conRregatipn St. Andrew's church, .Moose Jaw, iave extended a unanimous call to Hcv. W. G. Wilson, M.A., now minis- er of St. Andrew's, Guelph. The BHlary is free manse, ud six weeks' vacation. LIBERALS TO NOMINATE ON 10TH OF AUGUST R. R. CotTey's fine holding of 610 acres is said to be in contemplation as a sale tn a Cardston parly, '180 acres in grain promising a 30'bushel crop. Price around per acre. P. -Jordan, jr., is closing a salo- on some Coeliry ne land also. Annaunctmtnt of dinolutlon it flutter in the dove cott of both p 'tlMI parties here >nd arrar.gemenis are belnj hurriedly made. The Pro- vincial Liberal association will call the aeveral of that party In Albtrta and will have charge. The. dates for the Southern ridings have been arranged aa follows: Medicine "Hat Constituency Pri. marles for election of delegates to nominating convention to be held Au- gust 7. Nominating convention to be held at Medicine Hat, August 10. Con- vening committee, C. Pingle and W. A. Begg. Medicine Hat, and S. J. Shepherd, Lethbridge. Macleod. Constituency Primaries Auguet 7, ecnvtntlon August 11 at Mac- leod. Convening committee, ident and secretary of the Macleod Federal Liberal association, R. A. Wal- lace and L. M. Roberts, M. L. A. Calgary Constituency Primaries August 7, convention August 9. Con- vening committee, John A. Irvine Hon. C. W. Fisher, Clifford T. Jones, DRILL INSTRUCTOR FOR THE SCHOOLS The school hoard have secured the services of F. S. Filmer (0 act in the capacity of cadet instructor and phy- sical training instructor for the fol- lowing year, his duties to commence on August 28th when school re-open R. Air. Filmer is well known in circles In the city having been in charge of the Y.M.C. during the win- ter of lfiOO-10. m this branch of the work he is a very capable man and the school board is fortunate in secur- ing his services. He leaves today, for Ualgiiry wliere he will attend the spec- i f. Selwood and Frank Moorehouse. drill ial threc-wcchn' training course for jsible Liberal gains jirc Lincoln, where the candidates will be the same as last time, and Hast Pcterhoro where F. Mm, Liberal, is opposing .1. A. Sevsmith Naldimand and Mai- ton. The popularity of reciprocity is given as tlu1 reason lor the probable changes. In West Hamilton T. F. Stewart may be opposed by J. L, Counsell, tho former football star in which case the contest will be close. East Huron is doubtful there is sonic question whether Dr. Chisbolm will stand again. East Hamilton and Dundas aic, given a.s safe Conserva- tive scats. Said Liberal scats include Kings- j ton, South Wellington, wa and declared their. intention of holding up supplies and the public business until an appeal to the coun- try had to decide the issue. This course of the opposition of petty ob- ivcly as ;iit armory for artillery and struct ion and talking against time pre cavalry. It, will contain a recreation jsents a ridiculpus spectacle and cer- and reading room combined, while tajnly will not create a sentiment in there will be a gunshed in the rear. This building will be creeled on the ground set apart for that purpose by the city, ilial is on two lots on 1 Hli street, facing the. barracks grounds. WILL TRY TO GET "MOOSE" OUT favor of the opposition throughout the country. LOOKS GOOD FOR EX-SHAH Persia, ex- Shah, Mohammed AH SMrza. left As- tra, bad yesterday with an overwhelm- ing force, and is now marching on Te- heran. There Is much apprehension press tho anarchist conditions which regain his throne will succeed. Was in Danger of Being Completely Wrecked off Cape Sable Ottawa, July to er dispatches, on the stranding Of H. M. S. Niobe Saturday night, the mishap occurred when she touched the south-west shoal off Cape Sable and came within an ace of a fright> Till disaster. She got off with her starboard engine room pierced and with water rising there, but imablt to keep it down by her pumps. The first news of che stranding of the cruiser came shortly before one o'clock this morning by wireless from Capu Sable, Commander reported that the Niobe was in grave peril and required assistance. At six .forty-five he sent a wireless that tho cruiser afloat, asking for a con- voy and stating that the ship's pumps were keeping the water down. The Nio'oe had been at Yarmouth for one of the attractions at a big old home week celebration, and she was to have sailed tomorrow for Liver- pool, N. S. Last night there was a, heavy south-west gale and Command- er MacDonald apparently considered t the part of prudence to put to sea, but in addition to the gale there blew in a fog which hung over sea room outside, but she did not reckon with the fierce current 'that races ou-tsidc. The ship drifted, on to the south-west ledge oft Cape Sable, the most dangerous part of this rock jound coast. By midnight the Niobe lad found herself on the edge of tin rocks and she was sending out wre- css for assistance. The to the nrarine department at, Halifax cuno in these words, "Niobe ashore Htitudp 13 32 V I ong 65 49, W ia lave peril nted assistance Fur- ther, information was received from cruiser that appaiently she was pinnacle on the south-west ledge, and that she-was taking a good deal of water. Capt. MacDonald asked that small boats, bu sent in search of them ami be said he would fire guns to notify the relief steamer, of the "NMobe's" whereabouts, brought! orders to the lighthouse keeper at Sable Island, to send life boats, and the steamer coast guard at Clarke's Harbor was ordered to join the search. On the receipt Commander MacDonald's message that he'was afloat in 30 fathoms of water and asking foe a convoy, orders for the dispatch of wrecking vessels were cancelled and the gov- ernment steamers, Lady Laurier and Stanley were ordered by wireless to aci, as convoys. Word from the cruis- er tins afternoon staled that the star engine room is leaking, but tho >uraps arc keeping it clear and that the after part of the ship is making; atcr, but it is not gaining. Con> winder MacDonald Of the Niobe, is a sou of Senator MacDcmaltl, of Vic- :oria. A report from Shag Harbor onight says the Niobe has arrived there under her own steam. Shag of ten miles west of the place vhere she struck. The department of narine now expects the Niobe at -Jiilifax tomorrow evening. E. 0. CHAPPLE, OXBOW, IS LIBERAL JFOMINEE Carndiiff, Saak., July Lib.- The feral convention was held here yester- Henry Ha.vtcr, brother of Moose North Well- j Baxter, famous as a ball player government is without power to sup- [press (.ho anarchist'Conditions which I prevail ihronghotit the country. ing tori, Xnrth Bruce and Urockville. throughout Western Canada, was The two PerihK arc doubtful, hut Mr. 1 Saturday. During the day Mclntyre is considered safer in visited his brother at the provin- sotifh than Mr. Hankin is in lhejc'a' i" order to get some infor- rliiy afternoon. E. O. Chappie, of Ox- bow, got the nomination, R. Forsyth being the other name suggested. north, where- an anti-reciprocity ma- jority may be given by Stratford: South Huron is also doubtful. Glen- garry is marked "likely Liberal." Wciit Pcterboro will lie Liberal if ,1. H. Stratum stands again as he is wclland the nominate, All ire to bs presided over by the president or the secretary of the Alberta Provincial 'Liberal iocfation. One delegate it allowed for every 20 Liberal votes or major fraction there- of cait in each poll at the last Domin- on flection.' No proxies when delegates five over 25 miles from a railway station. will be allowed except rs, after which lie be a thoroughly qua lifted dril! instruc- tor for the Lethbridgo cadet battalion. WILL NOT HELP London, July Tariff Re- form Association has Issued a denial tor visiting In the United States and jto the rumors that it would contrl- Canada, will sail from Victoria, B.C., .to tho Canadian Conservative WfLL VISIT CANADA London. July Togo af- expected to do. In Conservatives will the contest, if there is one, will be- brtween W. M. German, Liberal, but opposed io reciprocity, and an- other Liberal. matrion necessary for the carrying on 01 an appeal against the decision of Supt. Dcanc at Calgary, whereby Moose was imprisoned for nine months on the charge of selling li- quor without, a license. They state that, they will fight the case to a finish. on August {campaign. FINE GIFT FOR RETIRING CHIEF Winnipeg, July John C. AtcHae for thirty years head of the Winnipeg police force, retires from sen-tec today. His successor hag not yet been appointed. A gold mounted cabinet of silver wan presented on hehnlf of Ihe force. Deputy Chief Newton is rumored us the new chief but the appointment, remains to made by the commission, BELIEVE FERNiE MINERS WILL YOU FOR AWARD (Special to the Fcrnic, U. C., -July situa- 011 regarding Ihe strike remained very quiet, hut there is a strong un- der current running towards a' favpr- iblc vote being the result ot Friday's election upon the question of acccpt- ng the findings of the )ort of the conciliation majority re- hoard: 11 seems to he conceded by many who to he in close, touch with the n in ing communities. It seems to bo ;hc opinion that the foreign element largely in favor of accepting tho trrirrs as recommended and going hack to work. It is impossible to judge of other localities in the district, whether the proposeil scale may affect the miners to a greater extent, and it will take Ihe official result to determine the matter definitely. If Friday's vote re-suits favorably to a resumption of work it, will not take long to put Ihq mines in working condition again and the threatened fuel famine may yet be averted before much suffering will result from tho long shut-down throughout the district. ;