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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE. ALEERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 19M NUMBER 153 1 FAREWELL TO I Premier Biwden and Sir Wilfrid Both Express 'Regret at i Has Departure HAS DONE GREAT WORK Cementing the Ties that Bind Canada and the Mother Country Ottawa, June the motion of Borden, seconded by Sir "Lauricr, parliament thib morning adopted a tareuell address to their Royal Highnesses tho Duke and Duchess of Connaugnt, regretting their approaching departure from the Dominion and in words o! high praise expressed the appreciation of parlia- ment and the Canadian people of the iiilendid setvices ttaf, have rendered iiip Dominion- _ _ Premier Borden, in opening, point- ed out that with the growth and de- o! the- overseas dominions, the powers and the responsibilities ol parliaments hale continually incieas cd so that with certain limitations the empire is todav a federation of sister nations, united h} the ties of a common and undivided allegiance He said that Canada had been for- tunate from the first in the selection of men called to nil the office of Governor-General.! "Nearly three 5 ears ago, contin- tied Mr Borden, "the Duke of Con- ftaugbt came to our shores as Gover- nor-General ot Canada It was to no means his first visit to this countrv for he had served with his regiment at Montreal when the Dominion was in infancy, and before the progress and development ot later htfdrs3t-their mark upon-its >jK j fl opportunity of studying and under- standing all that had been accom- plished in the great march of events since the davs of 71870 He brought with him of a distinguish- ed1 and honorable career in the public ten Ice as a soldier and diplomat That career enabled him to know and rcaluc lite Empire, to comprehend its wonderful power, and its still more wonderful.possibilities, and to under- standjhe forces that served to units its vast dominion in allegiance "I am convinced ithat bis course as. constitutional .representative 6f His Majesty will add additional lustre to j 1he record: He undertook the great! icsponsibihty of the office which now liolds.-at -the': personal .requast of King .Edward-' VII. -whose high ex- ample and "devotion io and in the-'constitutiohal discharge of -the Bryan to Hear About Weather in Balmy Teg Winnipeg, Man., June nipeg will not have Manitoba weather maligned- It may not be what it is crack- ed up to it is not for U. 3. Coniul-General llngham to lay ao in hit official reporU. 'And now Secretary Bryan will be 'asked to. recall him on the ground that "elanderous ttate- ments againtt the 'Manitoba cli- mate were published In the con- sular report.' The.action tak- en only after matui'e deliberation by the city council arid the Board of Trade. Coutts Branch Got Most of the Wet-None Fell at Ex- perimental Farm STILL MORE IS NEEDED Yesterday's rain was a freak The weather .report sent Lethbridge daily comes, from the ob- servatory at the .Experimental The report says' the precipitation here was nil. But those who were on the streets in the city at- noon and during the carlj afteinoon know differently It is that the rainfall was close to .10 of an inch. No rain felt at -the however. Mr. government ento- mologist, was at Coaldale during the day, and states that heavy show ers fell in ot that'dis- trict. Good showers are rpported from north and northwest of the city. No rain fell at Tpber P. J. M Uoslyng of the C P R stated that the ram extended, prac- tically to border It( mter.- and did He" states also that the cro'ps in the south are m good condition, that there js no need for. alarnTor anMetj The grain in is generally consid- ered to he (irouglit-prppf for two weeks yet, while the stubble Ia.nd .is still.green, -although, not growing ex- cessively fast. Conditions souths of the city. niay be-said.to be in equal- ly good shape as they are to ,-the north..but a good soaking rain would jc as good. as. an oil well. Tho men i with the surface in fact, would be just as well satisfied to see old Jupiter "scowl, .as to witness Ibe aest ..gusher perform, at the present time. UNREST BALKAN STATES HAS BECOME ACUTE Turkey Would Re-occupy and Out Bulgarians London, June w.u between (IKU'C and Turkey is foreshadowed today by the Times, which says (lie unicst in Hie Balkans, has become nciilo. Several of the slates, it says, have recently been in cleanup then acquired territories of "undesirable" ele- ments, and the Bulgarians have been the principal sull'tTcrs. Tbe unrest is attributed Ibe to the drastic policy of the young Turks in expell- ing all Greeks from Asia Mmoi and TuiKish Thi.iie. It believes this policy is a prelude to a dec- laration of war upoii Greece, the main object being the re-conquest by turkey of Saloniki and the re-occiipation of Macedonia. TO FILE ON responsibilities ...of 'the found. Its..counterpart, in Crown has the course which His Royal .Highness ;has pur- Governor-General of this Do- minion. "The Premier .observed that the Duke availed-himself-to the fullest extent of the opportunity which had been offered him of studying the con- ditions of-their, national life and of o serving and understanding the ideals and.aspirations by which it is a'ninuitcd, which owing to the extent of tho: a great task. "To accomplish all that he desir- the Royal Highness has pot spared himself, and he may he.assured that his visits will held in happy remembrance by our people in every province from the 'Atlantic'to'-the. Pacific. i4e has asso- ciated 'himself1 with sympathy, and indeed with enthusiasm, in all, that would' be advantageous to this couu- ,try and as to .the future he has heen an optimist amidst a nation of op- timists.11 Mr. Borden referred to the deep the, people of Canada at ihc; "time.oi' the seiiuuii illness of the Duchess of Connaughf. "In offering our very sincere con- said the Premier, Her .Highness has made sucli cbmplett Recovery of her, health, trust that' she and, the Princess Pa- tricia; with equal tact and gra- tiousness have'alsd endeared herself to our the kindest rememhrancc of their sojourn in this "fii saying farewdl to His Royal Highness, we ;hope that many years of active service to: the Empire lie before, him and -that .in those years to come, his association with this him, as it will t.o the Canadian people, .the happiest Sir Laurieri.said that It FAMOUS ANTII-LA" ARRIVES AT TAMPICO Tamplco, Mexico, June 11 (by way of Texas, -June Antillai supposed to be bringing arms and .ammunition for the Constitutionalist army, arrived hern today and anchored off the wharves. She is to 'discharge her cargo tomorrow: oil the'part of Hie Canadian people if they did not lake advantage. of every opportunity to testify to the-deep regret caused (Continued on Page COLOMBIAN TREATY1 GOES TO SENATE Washington, D.C., June tary Bryan announced today that tho Colombian treaty, by which' it is pro- poned to pay to the South American, republic... for the partition of Panama, will go to the Senate for action immediately after the disposi- tion of the Panama 'tolls exemption repeal. The treaty has been ratified by the Colombian congress. Bradshaw Sells Ten Carloads of Wool at 17 Cents Shearing has cbiiiinencecl at Milk River, where Messrs. Bradsliaw, Chip-' man, 'Madge and ..Oborne are conduct- ills' a shearing plant. It la expected that fully sheep will go through tho pens here. also sheared some at Cardstoii recently, and-loaded two, of 1914 wool at'that jiolrit to Boston, Mr. Bradshaw has received the highest price for w.ool Reported this seaaon, .and ..succeeded in bbtnin-i !ng one cent a pound more than the South Alberta Wool who sold early in tlie season. Mr: Brad- shaw so'id to tho. Je'remlah Williams Co. for- 1.7. cents _a pound, practically four cents better] thaii tjje avernge price paid by: Cnhadlan buy- ers last year.: MeBars. Taniier, and Rt.d- dgc are also shearing at CarUston. i If the actual oil Is as hard to keep down as the activity in the leasing of oil lands and the selling of oil stocks the southern portion of the province will be transformed into one vast lake of the magic fluid. The eyes of the big men- at Calgary and elsewhere are being turned 11 ward the south field, and develop- ments are coming thick and fast. Filed on Acres A party o.f Calgary and Bow Island men filed this morning well down to- ward the border, and south of Bow Island, on acres of oil lands, and will form a company in the near future to drill. The land office presented a myster- ious aspect this morning when the party appeared. W. H. Bickle, of the Northwest Drilling'Co., and the man wbo personally supervised the drill- Ing of the. municipal gas well at Bow Island and many other wells in the south, was present. Associated with im in the new enterprise was Henrj Fridenberg of- Calgary and 'New York, Thomas I. Diinii of Victoria and H. H. Moore, Dominion land sur of Calgary. Ernest K. Ken- nedy, -Chas. J. Thompson, J. H Wteh rend, .M. ;.S.- -MacDonald'-'and r O Westrall: employees ol'the Kbithweat Drilling Cov, who are at the present time engaged in the Okofoks field, filed along with the principals. Mr Bickle, who Is well known in. the south, and especially in" the Bow is and -gas one of the best drill ers in the .west, would not make pub lc the exact location of the land, but stated .that It "was between' Bow Is- and and the International boundary, well down toward the line. Mr. Bickle states that the -Northwest have eight or ten more drilling contracts in line The company Is drilling the Berkeley, the United Oils, the United Oils No. 2, and the Calgary-Alberta Petroleum well, 3000 feet from tlie Dingman, and several others. j Tools the Best Test Air Bickle that the gamble 15 a good one Is there an? anticline, as reported lunnmg from Suffield to the Sweet Glass Hills9 he as asked. I don t knoir anything about anti- clines he responded, "and the only test I 30 b> ia a string of drilling tools Smoker Mr. BuchanaivM.P. Monday Night On "Monday evening next a pub- lic smoker will be held in the 1C of P hall under the auspices of the recenlH formed Young Liberal Club, in honor of W. A. Buchanan, M P has just returned from Ottawa 1 he function will be more or Jess in the nature of, a recep- t on to the retuired and electors of ..of politics are iniitca to come and hear Mr. Buchanan discuss the work of the session ]ust Closing AVhile held .un- ider -the'auspices of: the. Young Liberal Club Jt'js their wish to make -the function more of a public -.reception than a political; rally, as thev leheve main people, would wish the .tf. meeting the sitting member. A good pro- gram is being arranged. Tickets .are -25 cents, and may be obtain- ed from atiy of the members of the executive J. B. Wilkie, Geo. E. of Shepherd.and Dunlop, A. G. Virtue oi Poapst and Vir- tue, D. E: Jlarris at-dhe Leth- bricige Hotel, E. J. Sehl of the Hardware, Co., or I-L G. Long of the Herald. SCHOOL BOARD TO COLLECT TAXES ON EXEMPTIONS It was reported at last night's meeting of the Board of -Educa- tion that the exemption of any property from school tax was il- legal, and it is likely that the Board will go after some of the exemptions. It is understood also that they can collect arrears. The Ellison Milling Co. and, it is satd, some of the C.P.R. pro- perty, has been exempt from pay- Ing the school tax for many years. The city IB not even entitled to exemption, and it is possible that the corporation wilt also be asked to pay up. as Unpopular--Discount is Activity at Cardston A party of Calgary men filed yes- terday on 2400 acres southwest of T HnwAvW Mnf Cardston, making their total holdings HOWever HOt in that locality approximately 4000 acres. The latest lease was taken in and around 1-25 and 2-26, west of. Uie fifth. The syndicate, composed almost entirely of Calgary men, will soon form into a company and drill this summer, probably on section 14, 1-25, west of the fifth, placing only a small amount of stock on the mar- ket. Bow island Going Some Adolph Swenhumson of Bow Island PARCELS POSI i H.B. CO. MEETS JUNE 29 London, "June per cent. of the new Dominion of Canada loan at OS have been taken up, 88 per cent, being left with the underwrit- filed on some valuable oil lands this; ejs Considering that Canadian af- morning. He informed the Herald j fajrs jn London are in a bad light that the Bow Island Gas Co., now the' tnjs weet the result is "not untavor- Bow Island Natural Gas, Oil Devel-! able. The smallncss of the takings opnient Co., had amalgamated with show that the loan is unpopular the a Calgary company, the new concern j smallncss ofHhe discount would rath- to 'be known as' the Calgary-Bow Is- i er indicate the reverse, land Oil Co., Ltd. Sir. Davidson of Oie j Nothing is likely-to develop in eon- law firm of Davidson McArdle, Cal- nections with the recent suspensions gary, is the president, and H. D. Wil- son, the secretary, while the director- ate includes several Bow Island men. The company is capitalized at 000, and will be reserved in treasury stock. The stock will be oh the market next Monday. The money for .the .promotion and purchase of some'.three' thousand acres of leases handed into "the 'treasury. .'Several Yenjptin'g1 offers for blocits of stock have been received and. refused.; The company 'will drill near the Monarch and at Bow where they are reasonably certain of getting, a 'good flow of gas at least. The drills will be" on the ground with- in the next sixty days. 'n. B. Beattie, E. W. Luckhart, J. M. Bratton, IT. E. J. W. Reid were the direc- tors of the original Bow Island com- pany. Calgary Concern to Drill East Coutts With .an idea of exploiting the new fields east of Coutts, the Calgary Sweet Grass, Oil Fields, Ltd., has been formed in Calgary. The company (Goritinued on Page Lethbridge Family Wiped Out by Empress Disaster The linking of the Empress of Ireland in the lower 3t. Lawrence foe some time. Tho C. N. K. has placed bills for to run for one year, at 4 per 'cent. The city oi Rcgina is inviting tend ers for long dated atocl- The Hudson's Baj Co annual meat- ing will fce held Jure 29 A M Nan ton and Sir. William McKenzie.', are seeking re-election to the board KUs sell "Stephensoii retires DR. RE-APPOINTED MISSIONARY SUPERINTENDENT Woodstock, Ont., June S. Grant Tvas re appointed general missionary superintendent and chair- man of the Finance committee of the Presbyterian church, last evening. He accepted, provided Rev. J. Q. Shearer and Rev. .7. H. Edmison were appointed as associates, which was done. A "budget of was adopted, including homo missions for- eign missions social service colleges FORMER U.S. .VICE- PRESIDENT NEAR DEATH Chicago, 111., .luue E. Stev- enson, former .vice-president of the United Slates, who has been serious; iy ill at a local hospital for nearly a month, Is gradually growing weaker. Members of his family are -watching, at Jiis bedside. LAKE BOATS. O.K. Port Arthur, Ont., June less reports from the Harmonic and Htironu: report both o.k. at proper places on their schedule, the liar- nonic at the Soo and the "Huronic at Duluth. ROYAL ENGAGEMENT DENIED London, June reported en- ;agement of Prince Alexander of Bat- tenbers and Comitess Zia Torby, eld- i er daughter of Grand Duke Michael Michaelovitch of Russia, was denied today. Wilson Siding Child Attacked by Big Porker the four-year-old son of Oscar Buck, nn employee on the farm of T. S. Lanier, at Wilson (he unfortunate victim of a peculiar hut painful accident- the early part of this week. The little boy was playing in the barnyard, when a'sleek denizen of tho pig-pen approached the down, and at once considered him as a portion of Its bill-of-fare. The child chc'wcd up .be fore being rescued !by his mother, and narrowly escaped death. The boy's leg wasL broken, and his face and arms severely bitten. Dr. JloNaHy was called to attend youngster, who is now feeling much" better, and stands .good chances of recovery. The little fellow was in the city, this morn- Ing to see tho doctor, and is progress lug nlccly< Intimation of Hon. Rudolpha Lemieux in House-Express Company Laughs PELLETIER DEFENDS II House Puts Estimates on Millions Voted Yesterday Ottawa, Ont., June decision to put the Redistribution bill on the law books of the before prorogation'' takes place, mem- bers hoth. houses expect the end of the session to come this week, The end Is expected to be reached OD( Friday, and if not then, on Saturday. A disposition, to wind up was plainly evidenced, in the mons yesterday, when, millions upon" millions of money .were includ< ing no less ihaa thirteen millions for the department of Public Works. Aa one member put "the estimates- Tverc.upon a toboggan lnL all, thirty millions were voted. The money voted included portions of estimates not hitherto .voted, anb! a supplementary batch brought ;down; a few days ago. 'Practically all; the departments were concerned, and throughout the day one minister after another explained remaining items' they desired to. have voted, and reap- ed the criticisms of the opposition. Concurrence in the estimates voted and the Redistribution hill is about all tlie business the Commons still to dispose of, while the work yet to be done by the Senate is practical ly confined "to the Redistribution' bill. At the evening sitting, Hon. Rod olpbe Lemieux. gave a general review; of the policy of the post office'depart- ment In some matters, and asked for a statement In regard to It frbnTHoh. Mr Pelletier He hoped the British magazine post would' not be done away. with..because of the friction be- tween the British and Canadian post; office departments. He also express- ed the hope that something might bo done to -cheapen, cable rates. Mr. Lemieux then referred to par- cel post, and stated that, whereas iii: States it had been so' successful' as to put express compuii- ies out of business, in Canada it had pioved to be more or less of.a gold brick, and was not a success, broad Iy speaking. It certainly bad not TG duced the high cost- of living, and could scarcely do so when the rates were considered. Tbe parcel post rate beyond tlie twenty-mile limit from Montreal, was greater than the express rate. The Dominion Express Co. had even been led to issue a state- ment that It was not afraid .'.the competition of the parcel post In regard to the cable the Postmaster-General stated that the Poulson -wireless stations on the coast of Ireland and at Newcastle, N. Hi, were almost completed. He would not go into the question of a new cable across the Atlantic for this rea- son that the home government would not join with Canada, and other Dominions affected in such Toject until more was known of .he extraordinary progresa Tireless telegraphy .was. making. The gov- ernment had pointed out that .it would be necessary .to lay two cables under the Atlantic, and that It might afterwards be found that as good-ser- vice could have been supplied by wireless. As regards the British magazine rates, Mr. Pelletier said he would not oudge an inch from his position that Canada should obtain a half-penny lor larrying these magazines from Liver- )ool to Vancouver, since the British post office obtained now one penny or carrying them only from London o Liverpool. He thought the British minorities would accept hia.proposi .ion. Turning to the.parcel.post question. Ur. PeHetier said that there had been in organized war in Liberal newspa- pers against this public convenience. said he had in mind the 'stablishment of a collecting system of parcel post as well as a delivery system. 'BUD" FISHER'S WIFE INJURED IN CAR: SMASH New York, N.Y., .Tune 11 Pauline Fisher, twenty-three yours. of "Bud" Fisher, tho cartoon- st, was so seriously injured when motoi cars collided early todnj, that she is reported dying at Fold iara hosoital Fhe other occupants j of the two cars are.atiflerlnff from ess serious in juries ;