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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vn. LETHBRIDGE. ALBBKTA. MONDAY, JUNE 8, 1911 NUMBER 150 LETHBRIDGE-WEYBURN LINE TO BE FINISHED NEXT YEAR Vice President Bury Made Vice President Bury a Crop Optimist Definite Statement Yesterday DROVE ACROSS GAP Crop Outlook Ban- be BETTED MARKETS NEEDED Bury, of nadlaii.Pacific, arrived in Lethbridlte on Sunday 'at 'noon'. b'yj Chief'Engineer. Silllivan he came_fcy niptor car from-the: end o" the steel was inet Mr.'.' Biiry lines- spiitli of in .for 'the' Kootenay a re- Herald, }Ir. Bury VN.''l am've'ry' sorrj1 that I canabt.ntay, bverionger :in .teUibridge, .but as it1 happens'to b'e; Sunday, there is-no .op- portunity: of traffliacfl'ng any business, little Iat6 on my -schedule, with ;.a large amount of territory to I i the party had' Siad rather af'trying trip by motor car through''the south.country on account 'of heavy rains, but the moisture did so muc.li the country that the llttle-difl'cpmfprlB were accepted with equanimity'.. asked his .opinion as to the "I think some of are-making a serious mte- take'iOLl'ttie policy .they -are following, indus- i, their; attenflbn of our re- ..Canada we are out of the land -anything like: If our cities would''deyote as much time to the ad- .vocacy of proper farming methods and to advancing' tiie interests of the farm- er as tiiey no'w'devpte.to the searching for Industrial -plants 'and to the strug- gle for territory in a distributing sense :evef ybody would be a great deal better, of- oiir home- stet.ds have been -taken up by men only .intend ,tp sell out -when they get their'patent. These men do just as can and keen within the regulations, and they are no asset to .arfy..country. We should try and discourage that element, but 'welshould every encourajie-1 bpnafide; farmer, who is' our greatest asset..- "One-iyay.in wh'ich we can do that is b'y he! lias every advan- tage in the local market; There is no use in preachinr mixed farming to the nA ttien-taking no steps to thar-he'gets.a fair price-for his Some cities are now work- ing'to market conditions. "As. an 'example of 'what is being take Medicine Hat. It was found there that .the small farmers could'not afford to s'iip a car load of hogs and. were .being compelled te sell it a'sacrlfice Jn tlie. local market, on account- of no- -competition. Wei brought .tills to the attention of the Hoard of Trade; whb.lestabllilied -what "hog day." On that day the .farmers from -the surrbunding country-'are encouraged to brine in their Board ot Trade lias gone as fiir as to .guarantee their oxpenses'wiiiie Hat. On the first, day .'buyers, were brought in from biitlidb in order, to insure that Ihe-farmers would get proper prices. -The local buyers Immediately boosted the price'. t6 the Calgary level, and tile got.none. On the sec- ond hog; day the o.nmlitions pre- yalled. On the third-hog day, the out- tide buyers did, not show up, and the prices started to go down. The Board of Jumped In and bought up the .hogs at outside prices and shipped them In car loads to the was a--com- meridable. prbceedlhg, and I am sure will-, result In "great ultimate good to the mixed (arm- ing in thai In 1915 Mr. Biiry was asked as to the pro- firamme-in confiec.tion with the Leth- bridgeWeyburn- line. He said: "Of course, yon are looking at this from.-the.standpoint of your own city, which' in quite natural; but the rail- way company must, make up its con- ntiuctlon pfogrimme 'witli view to the .Intemtp; of, the country as a whole, arid, we must spend the money It will do the most Immediate on Page CARSON VERY if ARD JOB London, June 8 Hal- (Jane, Lord "Chancellor, made an allusion to _ tht. rival volunteer armies in Ireland, ut Oxford on fedturda) "Sir IMuard nrsoii 1ms said things which' I timid wish had not keen said in reteiil .speeches, hut i know the haid battle he 1ms to said_ 1-onJ Haldanc, "I. too, tie has done his best qwieV-in Ulster, i think ho has (Jesenul our grati- tude 'hv of his counsels He has laiseil an army in Ulster wjflli tiie inevitable re- sult that a coimUr ainu has been raised ;in; Bother parts which threatens-even to exceed the Ul- ster arnn numbers Both forc- es are gross jllegihtics and utter- Iv unconstitutional Our ot the things we hfre had to is whether, sliould interfere them On the whole I thinit It his been a wise rteci-. sion to leaiae'Vtnis to take their course colluded the Lord Chancellor jr DRILLER PERRAllD ALREADY ON GROUND EAST COUTTS Miss Eva Booth and Her Chief of Staff ENTHUSIASTIC! OVER PROSPECTS FOR OIL tIN CARDSTON COUNTRY WOMEN IN LINE TODAY The LethiiridserWeyVui-n.Hnev'will be next year. The crop pros- pects are cent; better'than they were'a week ago Mobt of Southern Alberta has-receiv.ed. nuicli needed rains arid with normal weathei conditJoiis from now '.'on, the' G. wlil'be as busy next fall ns last These were the interview given tlie Herald jesterdaj by of "the C, P. 'R. PORT OF TAMPICO BLOCKADED Then Backs He Didn't Want to Jeporize Mediation BOTH SIDES HAD GUNBOATS ON WAY Mexico Glty, June Mexican government today _decided to suspend the effects.of the blockade of Tampico which liad.beori ordered. -This: atep taken upon the government learn ng; that 'the- mediators, at Niagara Falls, Ont., 'were.-.taking: some, action u regard" to the; movement steamer Aritilla, reported" to have'sail- ed from.an .American "port; with, arms for tlie and1, also to prevent a set back.in the peace nego- tiations. It .-was officially J stated, .that', the Mexican.government, in ordering the blockade of Tampico had no" inten- tion of interfering with commercial traffic. Its intention .was.only to pre- vent the Constitutionalists "from1 re- ceiving arms and 'ammunition. Thus; the latest crisis in the- Mexi- can situation, fraught with- possibili- ties of renewed hostilities between'IIu- erta and the United passed ovei What actuated lluerta in backing, down does not app.ear brief ad- vices 'which reached Washington., Un- official reports that :had decided at the to. rescind his order of blockade'had reached unofficial sources whlcn had been in very closo touch 'with the-'Situation about tlie same.time -was notifying Secretary Bryan. '.Instantly, there, was eyide.nce-.of, relief .of, the tension of the .last three. Uays along the line In official circles: There were here that the.Influence 'which had caused Huerta to rescind'his order, had 10110 to Cexlco City all the way from Niag- ara Tails, where it'was said that; the mediators and had been urging liiir In the strongest possible terms to withdraw tils' po- sition and .let the media.'.lon proceed (Continued on Pa'fc" KING MEETS BOOTH Head of Salvation Army Viglti Buckingham of Praise Jjondon, June George today received in audience General Bramwell Booth, head of the vation Army, who had re- quested to go to Buckingham Pal- ace to give his Majesty the de- tails of the forthcoming Interaa-i tiohal Congress -of. Salvationists. The King expressed his warm hope that the" Congress would-be productive of great and lasting" good, and declared that he- was thorough admirer the work of the Salvation Army. So enthusiastic was I rank Leavjtt, an old timer in the country, south of Cardston rancher m the Leav- itt district the oil indications in that he camped on the land office steps -ill night in or- der that he uiignt the first choice this morning Mr Leavitt thinks he lias-located on tlie best "-anticline in the entire south.. He. drilled'-a waters-well some eifeht Teats ago, and at a' 57 foel struck an oil shale that is most promising. VThcrc are also num- erous 'oiitcroppings of-, -asphalt, and sulphur js present m most ot the springs; A. H. Heppler, of-Cardston, who was'one of the first to exploit stated this-' morning that Mr Lcautt his found strong mdica tions o'F'oilion spring wa- ter, it being in many cases as thick nS half an inch. Mr. Leavitfc obtained the piece of land he wanted in spite of the fact that Ihere were upwards of fifty and' for the office to open. A. party from Grassy Lake filed on property north of that place near the Belly river. OIL WITHIN 1500 FT. Drill to Go Down Five Feet from Boundary in 1-1-12 That is Opinion of Expert Drill- Timbers Ex- pected Every Day Commander of the Salvation Army'in the United" States'and former com I mander-'ln- Canada, taken in New .York before she.sailed for .-the International Congress in London, and after she. had heard of the disaster in which the 1 Canadian '3: A: contingent was nearly wiped "out. On hearing the bad news she.exclaimed; not of the businesses with the living" NO ENTRANCE TO WRECk GAINED YET BY DIVERS SET DOGS ON SUFFS Recent Vandalism Cauted Strict Watch to be Placed on Ancient Churches London, June guardians qf ancient churches In all Iparts the country have adopted the most strin- gent precautions to protect the build- ings, against the vandalism of. militant suffragettes. Guns and dogs have been- requisitioned for this service. Two men. armed with rifles and ac- companied by two bulldogs, have been placed in tlie grounds i'of the historic prlbry- Chcistchurch, Hampshire, which dates from the twelfth century. This plan is also being- adopted at other places.. HOUSE RISES. THURSDAY. Likely the Last House of Com- mons, Ceremony at Which Duke of Connaught Will Preside Word comes, from Ottawa that Thursday next will see the end of the 1914 session of the House of Commons.' Prorogation will take place on that date, unless the Sen- ate upsets the calculations. This will be the last ceremony of the House at which H.Tt.H. the Duke of Conaught will preside. When Parliament opens ag'aiu Prince -Alexander of Teck will read the Speech from the Throne. It is understood the Redistribu- tion has been abandoned, for good, so fa.r as this session is con- cerned. THAW WANTS Washington, D.C., .June tion .was today filed in the Supreme Court by counsel for Harry K. Thaw for his release on .bail, pending consid- eration by the court, of extradition of the case' in which the state of New York'ia seeking to ..remove him from New Hampshire. George Weatherspoon, Noted WiecLer, m Bodies from "Maine" G. P. R. WANTS TO V- GET BODIES FIRST Solemn Memorial Service for Salvation Army Victims Brigadier and Mrs..Hunter Kindly Remembered in Impressive Sermon by Rev. David Ross Profound sympathy permeated the memorial service in Knox church yes- terday afternoon, when the .many friends of the Salvation Army gath- ered with the bereaved comrades of whose who sacrificed their UVCK .in the Empress of Ireland disaster to do honor to them in death. packed to.over- flowing. Previous to the service, the local corps, led by the army band, marched in solemn .silence and with bowed heads to the church. Practical ly every member was present and the contingent occupied the entire front portion of the edifice, Ex-Ensign Taylor, of Medicine Hat, who was- a personal friend of both Brigadier and Mrs. Hunter, who [itr.- ishcd .with their, two children on tht ill-fated vessel, gave a very brief but impressive address. Me told of.-how the Canadian wing of the great array had.been sorely bereft of its leaders, among them Commissioner ttces ami his chief Colonel Maidmentv anil lipv. their passing had a Hi ic Led member of the annj He paid a high tribute to Brigadier and who had been faith 1 fill workers in India for zO years Rev. David Hoss, of the First tist church, gave a very powerful art-; dress, honoring the deceased friends of the local corps very highly. lie said in part 'I shall do what 1 'can to give ex- pression in a few. sentences to the feelings of many ivho are riot enroll- in the-ranks of the Salvation Army but ioVc the Savioiip for Whom they 'labor.. I-.first met Brother and Sister Hunter soon coming to Lctli- bridgo to take up work here last No- 1 lit. better I -.ami. tu MIU them the niore I became conscious of .their-superlaiive character. The spir- itual necessities of some ot India's Imosfc degraded sons -and daughters were close to their hearts and i t was good; to hear them -talk of their toils and successes .Jhpiibh here for. rest I found thorn as much concerned for the work of God as if this had been their perma- nent sphere, 'I that they had'a-ycry deep spiritual experience and knevt a gicat deal about the power of praj cr 1 ime time Brigadier Hun ter come to sec me in order 1.0 joia m Ujiiifi the spiritual nccxls of ,thjs city before the throne of grace. In' a -variety of places we have en- gaged in "this blessed occupatipn 'Hi did not take long to discover 'orgn i nf f puds in thu, ciU leaning to cstccn and lo c them 1 hcj probiblj dul not know how grerth thej hntti Alanj j in this city thank God that our de-' parted friends UP foi a time amc us Ihcu namcb he forgotten. mi m PI ixsois VT QUVI nirs Tilt, lIlitllllLL_ (K IHUL tollll5 ttl" make it impossible to forget them. The work in fur-oft 'India on which they in such enlightening ami afTcc'tio'natc' fashion1 to various com- panies, of, interested, people in our churches .and, young people's societies continue to he dear to our hearts for.their sakes. Tlioiigh' thfiy huvp not. been poc- mittcd to icturn to llic Add doubt less' their (sudden home-going will have lasting eftoct...there, too. WCNT IIOMI 10G1 THIR Tlie tiagcdy of then death is i lUtlu lightened by the hot that the) and tficits liofne toRcthci: (Oontlimcd on Page 6) f 1 Kimouski, -Tune tibns to recover the bodies imprison- ed in the sunken Empress of Ireland, were begun yesterday afternoon, by experts engaged by-the C.PrR., and working' under the .direction. of Cap- tain AValsh, the marine superintend- ent of the company. The work done so far .has been preparatory, and last night the efforts of the men were suspended. Entrance to the shij) bad not been gained. It is expected that -several days must elapse''before the actual exploration of the liner is begun. The men who. have tlie work' in hand are tinder. George Weatherspoon, a renowned wrecker and salvage man. brought the bodies from the Maine 'when the cruiser lay'at'the'bottoni of Havana harbor.- He also floated the Bavarian arid the Hoj'al George with his compressed .air methods, and he lias done most of the big jobs'of this nature in America during the .past few years, according to Captain Wa'ish. But it is not the question of the possibility of bringing the boat to the surface .on which the C.P.R. is work- ing Jiere. That is left to the under- writers. "It is the bodies that.we are after and nothing else." said Captain Walsh. Body of Empress Victim Arrives; Funeral Tuesday The funeral of the late Mrs.'Briga- dier Hunter, who: perished oh the Lmprtss of licland, be held to morrow afternoon from Fct- trdey s Imdertakmg parlors on 6th street, thence to the Salvation Army Citadel. The; members of the band, and other comrades meet at the parlors anil marc.iufr'om', there to- the citadel, where the will begin it i 15 Adjutint Kemp, of Cal gar> ill conduct the and burial will take place in the public The body arr at Fet- tcrley's Saturday'afternoon, and is in such conditions thai the casket ho opened. i T BIG MEN BEHIND SEGUR Five feet 'from the boundary, between the United States and i Canada, in Section 1 twp 1, range 12, Paul Perraud of California oil fame and .driller for the Rudolph Spreckels. people in that state, with whom.Jra E. Segur was as- sociated, is- anxiously awaiting the arrival of the boring machin- ery and derrick timbers now en routeXrom Seattle, so that he may at once'commence drilling .the first oil well lln the south country. This is the most jubilant piece of. news that has beeu handed out locally for many a-day. 3. A. Robb, a grain merchant of Calgary, who is Interest- ed in Dlngman and Segur properties m tbg north, J Y Card of Card- ston motored over the entire boundary.; oil region yesterday. H. J. Hafner, a mining engineer of Vancouver, to- gether with a representative of the Boundary Oil Co also motored, through the dlstnct east of GouttB Saturday and yesterday, the news be- ing brought in by, the two parties. Three bunkhouses aie practically completed, and four men, in addition to Mr Perraud, wh ois the chief i drill- are on tlie grouad, and the derrick: house is well undei Mr ilobb, who -was one of the first to get behind Mr Segur in Calgary, stated thatr observations, the south coun-, try exceeded the Calgary-Okotoks field in prospects a hundred-ways; "There is a lake ot oil under the ground there said he is presumably located between ranges S and 13, though that Is merely con- jecture Mr Segur told me not long ago that he had sections located in the south, "where he had quarters in rtha north, so was confident ,was he that this poition. of the country would pro- duce oil.' "Tlie Segur syndicate has filed1 on. four tiers of" sections, from 1 to .24, in twp. 1, ranges 11 and 12, parts .oC-2-11 and 2-12, -west of the 1th Mr Jiobb and Mr. Card picked up formations of sandstone with "mother of oil" showing very strong, and Mr. Hafner has also brought specimens of the oil bearing rock to the city. Both parties state that Ed. Roscoa, who gave the Faber-Mackenzie Inter- ests an option on his.farm just south of 'the boundary for Is ..the most pessimistic man in the south, for fear that the option will be taken up before it expires on July 1. A man named-Robertson of Spokane, reputed to be associated with the Se- gur interests, was in the city over Sunday and Mas present In the line- up at the land office this mornine. He did not file in the (outh, but took: leases nortli of Lundbreck, where he states that Segur will also drill In the near future, on Section 1-12-1, "west ot the Eth. It Is generally rumored that Mac- Kenzie t Mann of the CNR, are in- terested in the Coutts arid that the Gieat Northern is also life owner of leases..while it is generally known, that men connected with the .O.T.P. have filed in 1-11, west of- Mr Hafner explored this section yes- terday for a Calgary syndicate, which is almost in -the company stage. As yet, no companies.: have.'been formed to devetoi) the south field, with the Boundary Oils, a local concern, which, o'wns leases, in. 1-32, pronounced by Mr. Hafner: as fully as good as Ssgur claims The fact that no shares are being placed on the market leads' to the conclusion that unlimited means are'in- terested. here. and.that they will de- velop the fields at their, own expense BOYS BLOWN TO PIECES. BY POWDER Shannonville, Ont., June fifteen years, Wiien on the C.P.R. track near their homes, found a can of .powder. They filled their pockets, and one, by name OConnoi, filled an old siiunn and struck a. match on hli tuiuspri to light H, when, the powder in liis pocket exploded HoV, instantly killed Tho other Jim Thompson, went to his friend's rescue, with tho result that; the 'pow- der In his pockets exploded alia. died this morning ;