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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 1911 NUMBER 143 WESTERN ACREAGE Firsf'Yeaif in .History of the Prairie Province That Mark Has Been Reached OUTLOOK IS BRIGHT IF RAINFALL COMES Matii, June Janii- an an estimate oE the Canadian Pa- -ific railway gave .the acreage for Western Canada for this year as an Increase of two million acres over labt jcai now gnen show that this jcai will see ncarlj twen tj one million 'acres, under crop as {.ompiired with and three qiiditers 1 isi the increase n: ictudl acres1 acres. Iliesc figures ire arrived at bj esti- mates given b> tlie diffeitnt govern tueni VB speak the truth when we declare that our hon- or and dignity will be saved. UNVEILED MONUMENT Lowes, June .citizens of Lewes and vicinity today unveiled a monument commemorating the bombardment of Lewes by a British (leet during the war .of 1S12. The exercises were held under the direc- tion of'the National society Daughters Bf the War of 1S12, Liberals Will Move That Three Millions of Amount Go for Education COLONEL FIGHTS HARD Ottawa, June 2 of the militia department Were under cohsid- eiation throughout most of the day in the Commons; but houiv after-hour passed without anv items haungfceen VIthough the- discussion OLCU pied full one day hating liecn to it about a fortnight ago and but little progress been made, it is likely, that when op- posit on docs decide to let the %ote go through the) will be passed with a rush. The .'chief' criticism of tlie opposi- tion today .was'that the growth oi expomhtiuc had been rapid too rap id under the present government and tho should he-cut-down. Hugh Outline and othei opposition members thaLif. three mil lions spent in carry the recommendations of the on technical education, it .v'ould-jbe better for the country.-The Liberals also maintain- ed that there was ton much gold.lace, private cars ant! "automobiles, in con- nection with the administration of ;thc department. Col: Hughes in" reply asserted with force-, that-the-cxpendi- .lurc; was justifiable, the de- partment was really" entitled to a larger share of revenue. He said that if one-eighth or one-tentli were spent on militia, the total annual' out-lav would be seventeen millions or there- abouis. Ueferring: to the report of the technical' education commission, Col. Hughes said, that tlie report had been of little value and that-' more good was recciyed froni the drill hall and armories -'than'--could possibly come from'ihc the'uoihmis- n Ik dtit-nded thu use of private cars and automobiles by ment. The.most outspoken attack the militia was made .at. midnight uy F. B. who declared tliat. 25 per cent of the young, men oi .Ca.nada learn to get drunk at "militia camps. When this was. denied by Col. Smith of South Ontario, Caivell lie had spent many years in the mil- tii and kneu whit he talking about. ir. Hugh Guthrie-gavG notice that when the House was: asked'to concur in the estimates, he would move to reduce the militia vo.tes. by )00. The first item was then 'passed by agreement and the committee rose. (Continued .on Page Ira E. Segur and Chas. S. Slacken zie. of the Faber-Mackenzie syndicate, two of the foremost oil men in the province, who have led in the de- velopment' of the Calgary-Okotoks Holds, and are now turning their at tention to the south fields, passed through the city yesterday with O Pcrraud, of San Diego, California and V, M- Backus, a Calgary (man cicr going south to inspect their large holdings east of Coutts, where they are at the present time. SEGUR CONK1KMS RUMORS Mr Segur, while iii the city for a short time only, conlirmed the re port published in the Herald some days ago to the effect that his con cern would drill in section wit- ship 1, range 12; west of the fourth and Mr.'Mackenzie also1 confirmed the Herald's report that the Faber-ilac- kenzie drills would penetrate the earth's crust at about the. centre of. townships 9, iO and 11 in range 3, west of the fifth, and stated that arills'were already on the way -to that district which is directly north of Lundbreck, I he Segur interests have filed on; several sections of what they consid- er valuable leases in the south couii- tn and it is their intention >io de- velop the. fields" at'once. FILES "ON BLOOD RESERVE A. J. Blackhurne stated this riidrhW ing that ht, hid filed for "Nidi of Calgary, the man who is reported as neirg a part of the oil and gas ntjhts of the entue Blood Re serve, on abcat 2CTOOO acres along the boundary, west of from range 18 to 30. and'that he had also obtained valuable holdings in the of the foegur leases for lor onu auir i ork interests I feel "sure that'the "-'south-' field "will'be thor- oughly developed in the very near said Mr. Blackhurne. IT; was1 rumored' this''morning, that L Cunningham had made an at- tempt to acquire the rights on. the Blood amounting to' over" but he was a trifle be- hind time, as it is reported that 3Ir. Fyshc acquired the holdings frbnv Ot- tawa A NEW COMPANY A new company of local men, the Viaduct Oil and Gas company, has obtained 100, acres ot valuable lease in 1-12 and 1-13, and will await de- velopments before incorporating and issuing stock: This party, which is composed chief- ly of prominent business men in the citj believes that the field east of Coults is1 the most.promising at the present 'time. J. E. Terrill is tlie president and D. Doiiald the secrc tary. A party o! Cardstonites believe they have the real goods, and to batk up their judgment, have filed on twelve sections of lease southwest: of their town. A party of. Calgary men are on the ground today, looking over the prospects. RUSH AT LAND OFFICE Tho land oflicc steps -were besieged again this morning, the filing remain- ing steady and, scattered. The private wire from Calgary opened this morning in the Sinnot block on Fifth street, and .quotations were received direct. J. II. Breinner of the Calgary ollice ;of the C. P. R, telegraphs, formerly of the Leth- bridge office, is in charge of this wire. BODY OF MRS. HUNTER IS FOUND Iho hodvrdf Mrs Hiigudicr Ilun- tei, one the nine Lethbridgo vioiin s of the 1 inures oi Ireland disaster been found, and Mrs. Captain luttc his given instruc- tions tiut the irm.iins, be brought Inck to I Mrs. Tutto rueucd last night. She-has hopes that the bodies of Hrigadier Hunter tht two children will be found today i The" following despatch also con- the news loronto June 2 Last night's train from tlie east brought back to the city fiftein bodies and four c4 the ol tlie'Empress pof Ireland, "Mr and Mrs. Delamont, Mr Archie Delamont anil LI. Eva Delaniont Hie bodies brought back tonight those of Col. Maid- niont, Mrs Co! Chas. Stevenson Mrs Commissioner T uth Rees Mrs Brigadier Hunt- er Hanni0an, Miss Jessie Green J .Morris, Charles Bnir Blotter, Mrs. Nellie Suuooe totter, Mrs. Adjt. Green Miss Dollit Brooks, and Major FmUyv ifc-1 BARON MERSEY TO PROBE DISASTER o- Was Member of Commission That Sat on-Titanic Disas- ter Enquiry SEARCH FOR BODIES GOES STEADILY ON London, June 2. At the invitation of the Canadian the Bri- tish? Board of Trade today appointed Baron Mersey of Toxteth a member of the court of inquiry to investigate the disaster which caused the loss ot" the steamship Empress of Ireland and over nine hundred, lives. (Lord .Mersey was president of the British Commission which investigat ed the Titanic tragedy. He will sail for Canada in a few days. Sister of Polo Player- New York, N.V., June C. P. Cay of Golden, B.C., who went down with the Empress, was a sister of Cap- tain Leslie St.; Clair Cheape, a, mem- ber of the British polo team, now here. Crew Behaved Splendidly .Montreal, Que., June Walsh, the Marine Superintendent of the C. P. R., lias wired a short state- ment, denying the. derogatory state- ment made, with regard to the cre-.v of the Empress of Ireland: '.Reports absolutely unfounded. The crew behaved, splendidly. Rescued passengers speak highly of the excel- lent discipline maintained by all.'1 Mistakes in Identifying Bodies Quebec, Que., June dis- covered that several mistakes had been made in the identification bodies at the temporary morgue, Shed 27, the -officials in charge Itave made necessary absolute proof before allowing the claimant to, have the re- mams. As-a result the number of identifi-! THE WHOLE FRENCH CABINET RESIGNS v i Paris, June Gas- ton Doumergu'e and his coi- leagues went to the Palace of the Klysee today ami resigned collectively to President Poin- cairo The President immediately began arranging consultations w ith the speakers oC the Sen- ate and the Chamber of Depu- ties and leaders of various par- liamentary groups. Ilene Viviani, now minister of Public Instruction, will like- ly be called on to form the new cabinet. Rain is Needed in South Ex- cept in Two or Districts Three SOME FARMERS HAPPY The mercury took a jump "yester- day, 92 degrees being recorded at the f ohscoator at the Experimental Farm Swift Current held the record with 08, Medicine Hat next Tilth 96 while I merson Man came along with During the evening everything squared for a thunderstorm, but only a few diops fell here Macleod reports la precipitation HeaM tains to the cations .yesterday and today are much halier than on Sunday There as -much ineffi- cieno of method in the arrangements south "and" soiilheas't made for the claiming of bodies by friends and-.relatives. A clerk'of the C. P. R.was charge.of ev- ery twenU five caskets as a face was recognized, or :by jewelry or senrs'a ihody'was named, those who believed they had found tlie one whom they searched for, would Rain is needed this week. There is no denjmg thit fact Cropb m prepared land will be a partial lail ure m anj Summer fallowed land shous the best orop but exen here a good three daj s rain is need ed to ensure good crops. Macle'od district has had soinc fair- port to the ;clerk in charge. He would (ly good rains and tlie crops are not suffering particularly From Raley west, through the Cards-ton, district, prospects arc very (bright, according to A.'Caxier; of the Cazier Construction Co., who'was. in the citv last night. Good rains' have fallen in the south, and there was plenty of moisture in the spring to give the crops a good 3Ir. Ca- wheat stands over 20 inches. "Just; was his comment, In the Lellibridpc. district and cast, rain is needed. Irrfgators are using their ditches to capacity, but even they are crying out for, rain. showers are forecasted and will lively follow' the torrid weather, but a soaking rain .only will make the farmers smile again. take of the victim, and the name the one who supplied the'in- formation, the age oC deceased, tho e of residence, and any other facts :hal he thought necessary, and the claimants would receive a -burial cer- tificate, from Coroner Jolicoeur. Thus it would he possible for them to re- move the body. 'The majority oE those who searched for victims were under a. strain, and many almost, hys- terical. They "were looking for a cer- ;aln face, and the least resemblance, jacked by the'sub-conscious sugges-. :lon that the body was very probably one of. those recovered, was enough [11 many cases on which to found a claim. But the faces of tlie majority were distorted. The eyes were sunk- features were swollen, and the mouths .were-lwisted in. a moat unnat-. iral manner. Mistakes -were quite possible. In two cases bodies were identified as men, which, when exam- ined, were found to be women. One was said to be a sailor named Quill- ng. His body was claimed by the Hatholjc Seamen's Institute. When it was taken out to be embalmed, it was :ouud that it was a woman. NEW JAPANESE MINISTER TO CHINA Toklo, June Piki, Japanese minister to Chife and Peru since 1DOS, was today appointed Japanese minis- ter to China. PRES. SMITH RESIGNS Fcrnic, B.C., June a special meeting of the executive board of Dis- trict No. IS, United Mine AVorkcrs of America, held in Fernle yesterday and today, the resignation.of President J. E. Smith was accepted, to go into effect immediately. The election of his successor will probably be held this month. CUT WAY OUT WITH KNIVES Undertakers Say Many Victims Were Killed Before Boat Went Down INTERIOR WAS A RAGING INFERNO Toronto, Ont, June spec- ial to a local paper this morning says that the undertakers prepar- ing bodies at Quebec have found some with wounds of .such a nat- ure that it leads to the opinion that, in the forehold of the doom- ed liner, an inferno of ferocious psssicns raoed, as men strove to fight their way to safety. As the crash came, and the for- eigners tumbled from their bunKs an unconquerable terror of the sea apparently seized them, and a desperate fight for safety began. With knives thev drove through !the terror-stricken mass like a pack of demons, thrusting and cutting to make channels to the exits. With reaard to the above, Nor- man Craiq, the Toronto er, who Is assisting in embalming the bodies at Quebec, says: 'There is no doubt that nearly, were killed by injuries receiv- ed before they were cast the water at .all MAYCHOPOFF GUILTY HEADS Thought Someone in City's Em- ploy Started Story of Gas Company Wages Did an employe of the city starfe that Commissioner Grace negotiated uith the gas company to induce them to ciit-their scale ,61 uages this is the allegation made b> the fcr man who was accused of creating the ston and denied absolute ly that he had made statement? credited to him. An investigation in: to the aff a i rs surrounding the .deci- sion of a certain portion of the laVbt men to recall the three commission- ers, is being.conducted, and it IF thought that some guilty heads in Ihe employ of the city will he chopped. The accusations made against Grace liave found no resting place in the minds of the large majority of the labor men and has absolutely nothing! to do with the Trades and Labor Council. It if thought now that the story was started by someone ..with a private grievance, simply, to provide a foun- dation for the initiation of the recall, but which was ignored by the. Labor Council, The foreman of the Gas company was called in on the carpet late this afternoon, and it is likely that some .startling events will transpire fol- the deliberations between-him- self ami Commissioner Grace.. The commissioners would give out no in- timations this morning, but! their tion will be governed largely by. what they learn today. Step Lively, Please One-man cars-have been iii opera- Jon on the White-line for a week now, and Commissioner Herd--states that they entire satisfaction. i No. 3, V Here are the first Ireland disaster pictures recei-vedjfrom tht east. 1 is Lauience living tho noted; English ictoi w is reooyerud yNo 2 is Captain Kendall who was picked up bff a pkco of floating He is the nnu who captured the muidoror nlllle captrim of the Montrose No 3 is a picture oC the Lmpress of IrelVnd wire 'loss'department tfhero tlib S'O1 3 tall sent out, to Father i of the latest pictures of the big impress and No 5 li a map allowing tho scene .'of! tho wreck.ln tlie.-Iawor iioinl is about 100 feet and tho mists and rigging of tlio art SUB visible above tho water at tMi ;