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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vn. LETHBRIPGE. ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1911 TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1.914 Body Lqf Cbmmissioners, '82 in Number, Make Same Request WONT VOTE TODAY Assembly Swelters in Ontario Heat Listening to Assembly Reports SOME NOTED SPEAKERS (By W. V I' fetaft Woodstock, Ont June It -Dr Uph- raim Scott, Of Montreal and. Rev; W. G Brown, of Red Deei, Alberta, presented the minority report on thurch union to the-Assembly today, This report asks that the entire kjiles- tion be shelled for an iod tlie afternoon, Sir Tho- mas Tailoi, o! Hamilton, presented an overture signed by 82 commission- ers mavmg a request similar to that o! the mlnetili of the union commit- tee Dr Hill, of Montreal, spoke for considerably over an hour, conclud- ing with these words now rcmameth uupe, faith and chanty Have hope for union, hale faith in union, but have- charity, for these brethren who cannot as yet see eve to with wait for that time when the) can go for- ward with lou into a great united (Church In spite 01 tne extreme heat, the attendance was icrv large, the gal- leries as well as the bodv the church being well filled There is no apparent change m the assembly from last in the proportion: of those who favor'union to those who were voar consists 'Initfie fact crats of union are organised It is.-not considered likely that any vote can be talen today At-.the morning a num- ber of items of general business re- ceived attention A T. Crossin, of Winnipeg, was placed as a member of the executive of the Laj men's Mis- sionary Movement in place of Sir William Whjte It was announced that in future vears, commissioners, whose -travel- ling expenses are paid by the church, must at the place of meeting not later than Friday and they must not leave' earlier thaii the following Wednesday -The committee on the reception of ministers from other churches report- ed that this year there were 27 suc- cessful applications In each case the minister appl) ing for admission must DC recommended by a Presbytery. This year from the west there are applications of this character from Presbyteries ol Dauphin, Qu' Ap- pelle, Rogina, Moose Jaw, Calgary, Kamloops, Kindersley; and Victoria. The special committee will report on a number 61 these' 'cases tomorrow. Dr. Wilbur Chapman addressed 200 commissioners at a. luncheon in the Methodiit church at noon and spoke again m the Assembl) at 3 o'clock. A conference under :thc direction of the Laymen's Missionary Movcmeit was: Held, in tne.Presbyterian church today Among the speakers on the program were John A. Patterson, K. C. of Toronto Dr. Campbell White, of Vcw Hev I) C MacGrc- gor, of Toronto, anh Rev. Duncan Mo- Leod, of.Formosa. Westinghouse Strike Quiet; Pickets Polite 1 Pittsb'urg, Pa., June orders from the police of East Pltts- picketing at the Westonghotise' plants, where approxi- mately workers are on strike, to i system. Only twenty-five strik- ers were allowed on. the bridge lead- ing to the main of the electric plant, among .them'five women. They were allowed to, question persons-en- tering the plant, Im't they did it po- litely, knowing that insolence would result in the immediate withdrawal of all Aroun'd.thc facloriesjn the streets and on. the hills overlooking the works hundreds of strikers'cohgre- xatcd closely .watching every of tlie company's watchihen. Htimors that ..'strike.breakers 'will not be htough.t in are .not accepted by the FARMERS' BANK BILL DEFEATED CONSERVA- TIVE VOTE SPLIT EVENLY Ottawa, Oht-i -June Sen- ate yesterday afternoon killed the bill to .provide to reim- burse the depositors of the de- funct .Farmers' Bank. Eleven Conservatives and twenty-one LLib- srals composed a majority against the eleven Conservatives and four teen Liberals who opposed the Rix months' hoist. It had generally been- conceded that would handle the :bllV roughly Wait Till This Happens in Lethbridge Field! To be Used for Capital Expend- Been Unde- written at 98 TAKE SAGS OUT OF G.T.P. Ottawa, Out., the Com- mons this morning, Hon." W. T. White, replying to a question put bj Hon Geo. P. a statement in, regard to the latest Do- minion Joan. He said it-was for .ssuB of Me million pounds 4 .per cent, debenture stock, maturing'in -lyfiO. .Tlie. loan was underwritten'on Friday last at 98, Saturday, and the subEcripiioiv list 'Ibe open until Wednesday. The.-.minister said he was unable to give the House an idea of the..public response, Jmt the finan- cial, success was 'assured .when it waif twen- raised would be used to defray capital expenditures. "Will that include Mhe 'construc- tion of asked 'Sir. Le- mieux. "No, "we do not -borrow- money to build replied the-minister. Referring to press criticisms of the loan, Mr; White said that .this was but natural, and was to be expected until such time as money conditions are better. Million More for Q.T.P. When the House went into supply- on the supplementary estimates, an additional sum of one million dollars for tho National Transcontinental was taken up. Replying to Questions by opposition members, Hon. .1. D. Reid, acting min- ister of Railways, all the sags in ths grade'.of..the National Transcontinental Railway, about which complaint-has been made, are to bi filled point" two-hun- dred miles east' and one' hundred miles 'west of Cochrane. The sags, he said, would changed by the contractors on the two hundred miles of Cochrane. On the other stretch, the corrections could' either be made by contract or by the.Grand Trunk Paci'ic, after the road 'had been tafeen over. There, were, he said, thirty-two 'sags'iili all. Graham Makes'-Polnit Mr. Graham said that'in view of the contention of the ..government that momentum grades would not injure the road, the admission of the min- ister was an important one.' He had -practically stated that thtf'govern- ment proposes to'correct'th'e mistakes which have been" made.) This; he said, was a recognition'of the fact that the first plan as to 'grades ;was the Relief for victims .The Minister of .Finance, tabled a supplementary -return for for the relief of the sufferers, by tlie re- cent Rmpress of Ireland disaster; al- so an item of to cover, the of inquiry into the disaster. Pictures-from Cilsari showing how that city went o.ei the oii strike and reasons whj The upper pic- sl.ov a lineup of investors waiting their turn to buf stouk Great excitement has been created (hiouglrCan- ada by reports of valuable oil findings in Calgary OIL LEASES Taber: Party Gets for Oil Land Scattered Over South BROUGHT PER ACRE By applying for the petroleum and' natural gas rights on land in thej Lethbridge district, a party of Taber; men have made a comfortable little' I start toward the goal where flock the! oil magnates, millionaires and finan- ciers. Some days ago the party filed' at random in various sections in tuG south. They had_ a -total of 5040 acres in lease. Yesterday -they signed an agreement to transfer their hold- ings for the neat sum of not] in shares or stocks, hut in real hard i cold cash. The larger portion of the land was: in the Purple Springs in i 10-8, 10-14 and 10-15. This sold for approximately an acre. Smaller holdings in 2-26, southwest5 of Cardston, some in 2-12 east Coutts. and some in 5-1 south of; Lundbreck, were included in the deal, i which was handled by J. C. Hobbs, i of Taber. The average price for the T entire tract was about an acre.' Mr. Hobbs told the Herald that he I. expected to turn the leases over to a I big Calgary-Vancouver syndicate, in' which he suspects that some Great I Northern men are interested. He i (states that' the syndicate will do ac-j tual development work on the land-! They have already let one contract for drilling, in 12-2, north ot Lund- and propose drilling three or four more wells. Mr. Hobbs says that leases are in .fairly good demand, and he expects to close larger deals today. ONTARIO the Ontatjo campaigi1 leeterdaj, X W. iRowelli' Liberal leader, at Fort J. W Co burn of Toronto ,wairnominated the Liberals of -West -Slmcce to oppbs.e Hon. J. S. Duff. D. ;was the Liberal nominee in RUB- sefll.'; TJie Manhood asso- ciation named W. McTavish to on- postrW. H.-Price, Conservative, in Parkdale. Doughty, Cotiser- vatlve for Riverside Toronto, announced himself in favor abolition of the bar, tax reform and woman suffrage. Battery Leaves for Calgary Camp Next Thursday Will Come North With Segur and Investigate the Leth- bridge Fields WIRE FROM OIL'CHANGE BIG FIRE AT POWASSAN Powassan, June fire which destroyed.tweaty-fivii uiiildlngs with a loss ot yester- day, left sixteen families homeless. EXSHAW MURDERERS PLEAD NOT GUILTY J_ June raigned today in tlie Supreme Court for the murder ot John Wilson at Bxsbiw on May ,22, Afancy Sokolpffi Max'tMoiiellk and Joe SiYiith'ijiitered-a plea of not guilty, atid .tho. set down for Tuesday, Jyno 16. v' ELEVATOR FIRE AT ROE8ANK Roehank, JIan., June .Do- minion Elevator here caught fire this morning, and wa3 burned to the ground. There was considerable grain the elevator, which had a capac- ity of bushels. The property was owned by the Dominion Elevator Co. This Is the fifth elevator Ilikl Jias been burned at this point during the last few years. C.N.R. BILL IN SENATE Ottawa, Ont.p June of the 'Canadian Northern Railway Aid bill was resumed In the Senate tlii.s morning, and a vote on the second reading is expected tonight. !t is practically certain that the hill pass. LONDON SENATOR DEAD London, Ont., June Got- l> OS Mila city, died last night. Tomorrnw morning will .sec the de-; parture of the first troop to the mill-, tary training camp at Calgary. This troop will be the advance party, of j the 25th Battery consisting pi' 12 members of that corps., Capt. Mcllil-: len and Lieut. Godwin will have charge of pitching the tents, erecting i the cook- house, shelters, etc., for the Battery this year. Tlie main hodv Jeaves Thursday morning at S o'clock on a special j train co'nsisting of eight horse one baggage car, four flat cars and j it-hree coaches. The men will fall in at the R: N. W. M. P. grounds at 7 a. m. and after roll call will proceed to the' C. P. It. station. The train ar- rives Calgary at -1 p. m.. Every man will provide himself with a lunclv for flic noon'hour also with knife, fork and spoon for use at camp. .The; horses will he loaded at the stock yards on Thursday morning at five o'clock. All horses coming from out of the city must be placed at the slock yards the evening before in order that the loading may he com- pleted before fi a. ry. The horse cars arc provided with troughs, and upon being loaded will he brought to the station where the troughs will he filled with watpr. Font drill will he the.subject of in- struction tonight and medical exam- :Iiialion will lie completed as far, as possible, Major Stewart states that the Bat- tery goes to camp this year at full strength. Commencing tcxlay, the Western Stock Exchange will furnish the pub- lic with quotations on. all oil stocks just as they arc made and posted on the boards ot the Calgary oil and stock exchange.'Their wires will run directly onto the floor of the ex- thus enabling them to give accurate figures. Patient waiting is the watchvrerd around town today: Mo new develop- ments'took place, although >the filing at the. land office continued today, and several deals in leases were con- summated and arc pending. Ira R. .is to drill in the Sweet Grass Hills country south .of here just as the .drills arrive from Seattle, is expected to loave I.os Angeles -on (JIohday next on his return to Alberta, puring his tlie south he .has placed orders for eight drilling outfits, which are now on the way. Mr. Segur .will Uusccom- nanied north by Errington, the man in charge of the. department of natural resources 'ri the Canadian Northern. lUr. 1-Jrrington is MacKen- zio and Mann's .petroleum engineer, aad he will likely .visit the south country in looking over the oil fields. 40000 Miners Back to Work at Pittsburg .WEED INSPECTORS IN SESSION AT REGINA Sask., '.lu-ne is expert day at the A-gricultiiral-Secre- taries' and Weed Inspectors' corven- tipn in Heglna, Professor. Cutler and Professor Bracken, University Agri- cultural College, each giving ad- dresses. One important address to the co'nven.ttpn is "Varieties of Grain r 'ho Pnlrlo June ment, of the. WMC scale in the Pittsburfi district resulted today in manv of the min- ers returning 16 wor'K under a con- tract (hat is lo he in force for two vears. Machine men are lo he paid cents a ton, one dol- lar a ton, and each miner is to be provided .with an electric sufpty lamp which he pan wear oh his cap. The lamps arc supplied with powerful storage Inttctj is charged every, ila'y before ,'the. miner begins work. The.lamp is surrounded with possibl" vhllc al lowing the worker the benefit of i light which lu, cm duect lo the point wh'rc it ib most needed Mithqrllies say the hmps will cost Ihe mining companies approximately J250 QOO.J SHUMANN HEINCK THE GREAT SINGER GRANTED A DIVORCE Chicago, 111., June Er- nestine Shiimann lleinek today was granted a divorce from, her husband, William Happ, jr., a newspaper man. whose ardent epistles, breathing love and devo- tion, to Mrs. C. Dean of New York were the sensations of the di- vorce suit. Huerta and Wilson Dele- gates Practically Agree Plan Twenty Five Have Applied to Hardie Issues a Statement NOT OPPOSING THE MEN "It is said that I. have indicat- ed that certain street railway-em- ployees, will not be re-employed. I have not-made up my mind as to the disposition of any street way employees. Everyone'will receive due and careful- coniid-' eratioh, and the mere fact that'an employee stood up for what he considered his rights, will not af- fect his employment so far as I or any of the; commissioners are concerned.' No- street railway- man should refrain-from1 putting in an application orv street talk, tumors or.statements made that fre not over the com- mis'aionert'' signatures; (Signed) "W. D. This, in answer to rumors' that the Mayor was using his influence to keep certain of the street railway men, who were interested in opposing the one- man car system from obtaining em- ployment when that system goes into effect on June IS. The Mayor thinks that more real harm results from street gossip than from any other one thing .in connec- tion with municipal affairs, and that an individual can hear most anything he likes to pass on, by merely'stand- ing on the street corner. To date, twenty-five applications for re-instatement in the service have been received by Commissioner Held. He is not just sure how' many men wi'il be required to run the cars un- der the new system, as some, of the lines are being out, down in their schedules. He is arranging for the installation' of-time punches-for..use by the motbrmen in issuing and re- ceiving trausfer.y In this way much time will be saved, and an accurate check will be kept on.a'll the lines. The one-man system wilt be in op- eration by the 20'th of the mouth, with the'exception of the Blue line car. on tho north side, and'possibly the one on the south ,as it Is feared that: the necessary backing up on account of the Thirteenth street subway -would be dangerous with only .one man on hoard. One-man- cars are now in use on the White line, and are .according to Mr. Reid, proving very successful. Compliment For Local Concern by High Authority "Original treatment seems to he the outstanding feature of the group of specimens "from the "Lethbridge Herald. The samples seem to stand out prominently- on account of the uniqueness anil pleasing .typography. he ollici specimens is a booklet that is handled sMirilrahly: 11 o co e bl r' i t printal in blue on gray antique stock. -Printer and Publisher, Toronto: BIG BANKERS' FAILURE WON'T AFFECT 8.A. CO. Medicine Hat, fi. officials of -the- Southern 'Alberta' Iv.and Co. say tho failure' of :Canailian Agency not affect their operations as the company has all the money secured: neces- sary to complete umlertaltiii; n PROVISIONAL GQVT. Constitutionalists to be, Recog- Carranza Won't De- clare Armistice NO INDEMNITY FOR U, S. Niagara Falls, Ont., June Mexico will not be aikcd by United States to pay war in- demnity. ..The Huerta govern- ment has learned .through the Am- erican delegates that administration will to. have set up in Mexico a stable government to, succeed: Huerta rule. CONSIDER' CONSTITUTIONAL- ISTS 'An intimation that the "United States not demand reparation for tlic losses sustained at Veracruz or expect to he recouped for the enor- mous expenditures already made m an attempt to pacify Mexico, was given to the Mexican delegates soon' after the conference opened. This made it easy for the opposing dele- gates to meet harmoniously It responsible laigeh for the ease with which a 'general understanding was reached between them and it lent con- sistency to the American demand that consideration be given to the Constitutionalist cause. The submission of the- American plan, accompanied by ver- bal statements M the delegates from the United States, removed all-doubt that this country was not disposed dram upon jiexico's already depleted finances AMERICAN" PROPOSAL Tho mediators today submitted to the Mexican delegates the counter proposals of the American govern- ment for the pacification of Mexico. The American plan is with few modi- fications the same as that which the mediators and Mexican delegates re- cently agreed upon and which al Huerta approved. PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT It provides t-he-method of transfer- ring the executive power in Mexico City from tlie present regime to a new provisional government which shall in a few months conduct elec- tions for president, vice-president and members of Congress. nave been agreed upon between -the Mexi- can or. American delegates for new provisional president or his inet: In fact neither Bids has yet made its nominations. PLAN OF MEDIATION The program o! Iho proceedings ijg about as follows day or two the plan and the American plan will have been dove-tailed into-one and a full conference of all parties will be call- ed. Final approvalis not expected im- mediately from either party, how- ever, as the mediators then will "ask the American delegates .to ascertain the attitude of the Constitutional- ists. This may proceed through the Washington government, or .any man- ner the delegates choose. tors will take a brief recess in the meantime. REBELS IN NEW REGIME Should there be any new lions from the United States government will endea- vor to arrive at a compromise with them. When an agreement, is, reached the results will again be placed be- fore the mediation board "and the lluarta delegates Ihe expectation is that, if the Constitutiohalfsts are willing to discuss the peace plan with the American government, an agree- ment can in i time as the program already makes i sion for liberal participation by tire Constitutionalists in the new proyi- smml government. NO ARMISTICE FOR REBELS The correspondence between theme- 'diators and tne Constitutionalists if expected to be brought to an end UK another day or two 'Ihe mediators are insistent on their original terins, declaration of 111 armistice and broadening the discussion from inter- national to internal questions 'I hi Constitutionalists arc willing to meet the mediators on a satisfactory, basis as: to the: latter point, but absolutely, determined against ing any. armistice. ;