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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta Trouble Over Oil Leases on Land Held by the C. P. Ry. CAUSINGCONFUSION Considerable confusion has existed during the past few dajs in conncc tlon with certain applications for the petroleum and natural gas rights on land adjacent to the city applica- tions were received at the local land office on land in nhich the Crown did not hold the mineral rights An ex- planation of the procedure was made to the Herald this morning, will put mam applicants light Melt of the homestead land filed on in this dibtnct does not carry the mineral rights, and as they arc left vested in the Crown, the applicants are reasonable sure of obtaining their With land granted to the railw-us, it is different The C d. E were gnen the mineral rights, the larger portion of the land grant cd to that unless it is spc cifkallj set forth in the title when a sale is, made, the rights are reserved Jn the case of the Northwest Coal and Navigation company, later, the 'Alberta Raihiav and Irrigation corn- and non a part of the C P R., onlvicertain- parts of the grant earned the rights, and the onh wav the land office has of determining what portions are held and what are reserved to the crorin, is by taking the applications received, together Mith the rental, and forwarding the simp to Ottawa, where the titles are searched-. In the earlv '80's, the North vest Coal and Navigation companv first received their grant of land in- this section, the titles were awarded at interval to small portions of tfltS-gtantP Boms'of the 'titles carried tin mineral 'rights and some did not, but the C 1' U now own' thdsc njhts first vested in the original conipanv Some of the. lands were not patented until 1903, the Crown reserving', the. rights. In the early agreements, the rights.changed hands 'the land, unless it was specific- allv Stated that they were reserved. The) considered of little im- portance at that 'tiriic, and only one out of 'a' hundred .'transfers reserved the rights. The...Dominion department of the Interior will not look- up the titles imlcss'the applications are accom'pan- bv the rental, and land offices cannot refuse .an application unless their rccordsi show, that the leases are not as they do not in the case of the A. K. A- I. lands. If the-Investigation at Ottawa proves that the1 company holds title to the rights, then the application is re- jcUcd and the lental rciunded. No new' developments in Ihc oil situation Have been reported since except in connection with leases. Filing at the local office con- tinued today, although t-berc has been availing off in .the past two or three days. Men from as far Vancouver, and east as far as Win- nipeg, have applied'for leases at the local office The Western Stock Exchange wire hummed most of the morning, the being largely expansions on Cruiser Essex Will. Send Down Divers to Explore of Dead Proceeds Slowly ENSIGN'S WATCH STOPPED AT 2.25 Steamer Storslml met her Captain at Montreal The picture indicates how b.icllv the colhci Slorstatl hurl in the crash with the Empress The inset pictuie shows Captain Andcisnn, who commanded her The second scene hhovvs the captain in com ersation with the Norwegian Consul at Montical when the Cbscl arrived at that poi t. yesterday's, news Veil- There w from the Dingman a meeting of tbe STRANGER SAVED CHILD Fernie Babe .on Empress Taken From Father's Arms and Rescued Feruie, B.C., June has been received-that the bod) of Alrb Morton who was on board the Empress of Ireland, has been found; and her .brother Rob- ert Spruseton has gone to Quebec to claim the remains Mr and Jlrs. Morton and two children, took passage on the Emnress and it Is reported that Mr Morton had the two children in hii arms after t' e collision, when a stranger teered to take care of one; which he saved, and' trhe others were John Podbelancek has also left to identify other Feinie people, who baie been leported lost. VALUABLE MICA DEPOSIT LOCATED WITHIN 10 MILfeS OF LETHBRIDGE L. P. luff of Coalhurst Stakes Cairn at Vein of What Appears to be a Very Valuable Mean Fortune for Sand Deposit Also Located Are there large deposits of mica and silica sand at the very gate- way to this city? L. P. Tuff, an old Montana prospector, now living near Coalhurst, is confident there are, and that his discovery will prove of inesti- mable value to the city, as well as to himself. Mr. Tiiff. brought samples of the mica .to the Herald office today. are practically as as glass, even though in some in- they-are several inches thick. The cleavage is perfect, and the pieces may be easily split into any number of small flakes which maintain the exact outline of the original piece. Mr Tuff w'll not divulge the secret of where he found the specimens, but he tickles the im- agination nfid curiosity by stating that he a'ready located and and. that he is at the lead to the main vein. All of-this mysterious manoeuvering has been'going on within a radius of ten miles of the city. He has sent of the substance Ottawa, for examination, and will give information-until he has the -government report in his possession.'" Mica is a very valuable miner- al, and is the manufac- tured state about a pound. The specimens that Mr. Tuff ex- hibits are almost pure mica, and if .the deposit is of any size, he has made his fortune. He is not so sure about the sil- ica sand, but is reasonably agreed In 'his'own mind that the sub- stance exists in the neighborhood Of his claim. This sand is used in the manufacture of glass, and is also very valuable. The samples 'of mica 'may' be seen in the window of the Mc- Kenzle Electrical Co., on Third avenue, near Elghttr street Quebec, Que., June cruiser Essex was prepared to leave hero some time today for Father Point, where her divers will, attempt an in- spection of the wreck of the Em- press of Ireland. The Essex has a modern outfit tor submarine work, and her divers will be able to penetrate the corridors of the sunken vessel. Nearly eight hun- dretl bodies are believed to be in the hulk. Identification Goinn On Three identifications were made tihis morning, as follows: Mrs. George Bolton, Toronto, by Mrs. D. Cascadden, her sister-in-law; Miss Jennie Newton; Minneapolis, b'y William Cook of Toronto, her nephew, and Mrs. Andrew Kivestow, Port Ar- thur, by her husband. Sixty-nine bodies still await identi- fication in the improvised morgue on and arrangements have been made to move them to the vault in Belmont "cemetery tomorrow night. Thirty bodies we're shipped to vari- ous points yesterday. It is pathetic to see the number of men and women who, although, they, are certain that the bodies of their loved ones are not here, walk round and round, scanning tho poor, bruised faces in the hope of recognizing their friends. C. 2 Claremont place, To- whose wife 'was of the Tecumseii street Salvation Army corps, and who was on the Empress, is returning home He arrived 'n Quebec on Sunday find Had Intended to Pass Leth- bridge Up but Mr. Buchan- an Helps Land it INTERESTING EXHIBIT Lethbridge is to have a look at the Dominion wool exhibit this year at tlio big Southern Alberta Fair, July G-10. On account of the Winnipeg exhibi- tion', which follows directly after the Lethbridge had been decided that Letihbridge- wpn'id have to be passed up, as a showing here would cut two days off-at Winnipeg. As soon as-thisjuformatlon reached Lethbridge, the Fair Board, the Board of Trade, tho Wool Growers' associa- tion and private' individuals did ail in their power to convince the Do- minion Livestock Commissioner, John Bright, tliat Lethbridge wanted this exhibit In the worst way, being, as it tf TAX RATE 32' MILLS PUBLIC WILL JOIN SALVATION ARMY AT KNOX CHURCH ADDRESSES A Memorial Service in memory of Brigadier and Jlrs. Hunter and the other workers of the Salvation Army who lest Ihcir lives in the recent ma- rine disaster will he held under the auspices ol the local corps of" the Army on Sunday afternoon at lour o'clock in Knox church. Members of the Array and their friends will at the Citadel and march to the church in a body, headed by the S. A. Band. The following program has been ar- ranged Prayer of A. C. Bryan. With the Lord." Heading of J. '13. Confirmation ofVthc tax rate was made this morning by the city council, when a by- law authorizing the same was read and passed, signed, sealed Ulhbndgc Oil and StocK Brokerage is. In the very heart of the largest Company, Ltd., last night in the of- fices'ol W. S. Ball, for the purpose of permanent organization. The meet- ing advertised for Monday was ad- journed until yesterday on account of an insufficient representation of shareholders. The following directors were elected to serve for the ensuing year Sidney Jackson, druggist; G. P. Moir; real'estate; George Angus, real estate; E. A. Sharman, real estate, and farm machinery, and A. W. Cooley, mining and real estate, all ol Lelhbridge. The directors held a meeting later in the eycning at the company's office on Fifth street and elected'the'following officers ior the year President, Sidney Jack- son ;'-vice-president, K. A. Sharman secretary-treasurer, F. B. Ross; man- ager.. A. Cooley. The purposes of. this corporation are-to handle bonds, oil leas- es, and -other securities to promote the'hcst .interests of oil development in llu> vicinity to safcRUard as far-as possible the in- vestors, in oil'stocks. The company lias selling contracts with most ot the host oil companies In and have marie close investigations in relation to their general standing, in order, to hotter- show their merits and Demerits to .the .investor. A list of the, leading oil stocks and (quotations wlli be published each day in the-Herald for the benefit ol the reading sheep district ih: Canada. It was on this accoiint tlifct busied themselves. those interested For two months they 'worked, wrote, wired and wor- ried, but no word..was forthcoming from the livestock commissioner. Finally President Marnooh wired on May 30 to W. A. Buchanan, took the matter up with Martin- Bur- rell, Minister of Agriculture. On Tuesday of this week, Mr. Buchanan wired that t'he minister was consider- ing the matter, and that he was anx- ious to meet the 'wishes of the Leth- bridge