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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume V. Lethbndge, Alberta. Friday, June 14, X umber I571 DECLARES GAS COULD BE FOUND NEAR THE CITY Expert Seems Certain of a Deep Well Finding Plenty of !t KING'S GIFT TO TORONTO .TRIPLETS INDICATIONS GOOD Thinks He Would Strike a Very Heavy Flow of the Commodity Can gas be found within a reason' able distance of Lei'hbridge, BO that It would 'be practicable for the city to sink a well for the obtaining of a supply of gns as a municipal project'7 That-is the .nutation which is be- ll 5 hoard on hand In fact it Is the first question asked 'when au> discussion conies up, as to the advis ability, of accepting or rejecting the present which is before tire people. Eugene Coste, president o-f the com and. ono of the most eminent natural gas experts hi Canada, says that foe has prospected -the Lathbridge has fdund that the forma iion Is so 'broken, that boring for gas here would bo; but of the- question Khat if 'the company could have found gas near Lethbridge, so much nearer the Calgary market than their Bow 'Island, wells, .they, would have been only too pleased .to do so. The fact that the formation is Irregular in thii field, drove them to Bow. Island, where the formation is admirable, .be- tfng perfectly regular I JJ Sagur, the oil expert who ib in flie citj iodaj after making a lof the south in search ot oil indiLd kfonji is inclined to hold a different bjjnion oC hie formation of the Btarta iii the, Lethbridge district, and 3s. also of opinion that by dulling a s-easonable depth m the vitmitj ol 3 sthbudge that gas could be toirad m flange quantities, I think said Alt Segur to the ordin- p rj laj man. out into the country 3 ound here and show him thai the formation- is: entirely .regular, and that the countiv is theiefore 3ike a -blanket, so far. as the geologi- cal formation is concerned. :.And I al- so believe that natural gas could be {found with very, conservative cost He concurred in the opinion of the fexpert wiho sunejed the field foi the city after the failure to find gaa by Ijoring to a depth'of 2170 feet in the ]jeart of the city, that boring had been ''t1 ATTEMPT HOLD-UP AT SASKATOON C. P. R. AGENT WOULDN'T GIVE UP. BUT MADE A .QUICK RUNAWAY Saskatoon, Bask., June Harris, the local C. P. R. agent, was held.up shortly attar midnight at Uiti point of a gun, by a masked man on Avenue A last night, with the com- mand to throw up his hands. Harris instead of complying with the order, made a bolt for it, at the same tkv shouting' for the police. -The thug gave chaso, but on Harris Irelng join by another man QKJ gave up antf made a successful getaway WOOL GROWERS WON'T ACCEPT PRESENT OFFERS Prepared to Hold Wool Until They Get What They Want This is; the sheep shearers' bus1 season, Within the next two weeks thousands of Southern Al betra will lose their fleeces, and Wie wool buyers from the: east have al ready heralded .their coming to bid for the clip. Price of wool is the big question with the sbeep growers just now They are being offered 'twelve cents pound, but. they are not selling for that. They want and they be- lieve they are going to The wool clip is on the market in said C." J. Eckstora this morning and tlje Innets lie offering from I1) to '1 cents The spread in Alberta uhd-Moutana ranged list yoaj fiom three to five cents Wo believe that vfe can get from fifteen to. eighteen cents. 'And it ie.Min derate ad .that most of the sheep glow era are plena ed to hold theii wool clip until thej do get The this is of a ood quality, and the. clip is very Alt Hiuie at Alagrath has- SEVEN POLICEMEN ARRESTED 2 SAILORS Halifax, June It took seven policemen to arrest two sailors from the United States warship Birmingham last night. A sailor and a civilian were fighting, and two sailors ran to help their comrade. The police appeared and ar- rosied the two rescuers, but the fighters escaped. One of the sailors hail his head cut open by an officer's baton. LOUISIANA-IS AiMAL RIDDEN FLOODS DRIVE ALL KINDS OF CREATURES INTO THE SET- TLED DISTRICTS. Nen Orleans June 11 Alicidj clinci fiom a large arri by viateis iro'm Uic vlirious civet crevasses, banie in tlic last dijs has aeen Shearing during .the past week iml his ileeces UP avarising close 0 ten pounds eich Although th-e winter was not severe, it was cold uicl" the Wool is long and of fine tex- .irre.; It is expected that the buyers 1 .11 come up on their offers pretty soon, and men will be niak ns to 51.50'per head on heir sheep out. of the-wool clip. GOVERNMENT WILL HELP Toronto, June Dr. be- .omc abundant in soutliLrn Louisianx in sections nhere it beioip piactical Ij VMS unknown I his is due to the beries, of siouus, which been urn in, Invou nnd laic vv-llers inlami ami vvliicli have caused the lean me; Minister Public Works issured ;Uie York- County highway jommission tint the Ontauo gomn nen tuvoiild supplement its grant foi 111l impnned roads in the coimtj hj sharing the cost of the permanent :oucrcte toad being laid west of To- ronto. breaking of nnn} small lueeb Tlie state same office at Baton Rouge has sent out i snccial warn- ing igamsl the killing of these am mals alt bough in numerous mstanc PARCH SENATOR IS ON FOR OIL IN ALBERTA Government Expeit is In- vestigating for Weal- thy Concerns CHANCES GOOD For Locating Big Oil De- posits m This Already Rich Province 'Coal and oil1 and good soils, aiid a good- can sec noth- ing which could pDbSiblj Al bcrU fiom being one o( the n'chest countries.1'in the world. Enthusiastic over, the prospects which he has encountered while he lias bun in Albuta I L Scgur probably the most eminent oil ex- in the in hole world is in the tit) and in a long HIP faeralri lold something of his findings, 'eft much lo be guessed but all Inc time left the impression tint he had -come across cnn fillers one of the hesfc mineral belts it has been Ins good fortune lo Mbit Discovered Califoima Oil 1 iclilb The -name of Segur is bound up uth Uic of UIL ilib ind the bringing info promi- nence of the CnlifoVnn oil fields sotnlcrt the name 01 Vdolph piecklps oit kind of taliiorma, Mr ocgur iroDcstH claims the right Lo stjlc himself thp (Ijscoierer of the jjicat sunset oil fields, of Ciliformi Vffta: monci m hundreds of thousands of dolltis had 'wen poured into Oali- ornn like ind iftcr the capi sls boginninD to fight shy am companj floating an oil com- nj to thos" fields which are almost ibl> rich Mi Segur came on the sctne and with a ;-thousands of dollars.backed xip practiril experience he went lito those "same fields, ami'within a GV. months stiurk oil made Mi Sprecklcs manj times a millionaire, and the oil fields of lalifornia famous the world over. (Continued on Page 9.) BAD CRACK AT THE ROBLIN GOVERNMENT Winnipeg Iune H report ot tlic commission to inqiuic mto Hie administrations-and conditions of Hie Manitoba telephone siiult public this dfteinoon Fcitmid jn the report is the finding thai Uie 1 roposcd inciease of rates and the t duchon of SPIVHC as pio jioscd hj the Roblin govurnincnt ace not required m order to pt't, thr tern on n sound paying Imis I he commissioners condemn the cxtrava- nnnnrr in (he has licen opcialcd; and point out-.that u very large saving can be made by cconomr i nnagcmcnt Thej btalo tliat as'a result of their.. investiRa- tions tlitv find fltc telepliono is built ind equipped and that d good scnirc had been that purpose. cstthe planters sij Inrt to bhooj. -in self 'protection. Severe ravages from deer are reported and herds 01 ami) ils been seen in more than one place where they ire thought not to IKHC bLeii seen hefoic in a century In addition 10 ravages of deer the section aiound I iKc I3orgnc and a hig bijou hoidciiDg Like pochcr tia n complain of in inroiil of iwuskrats. rabbits, and vari- ous other rodents. Uhgatoi also bobbed up in unexpected pliteb ind a panic imonc; colored lesitJents In Ncu (.hieins there is almost a jjilissic of giant cockioachei, i plentiful from having; been driven ol? tic run front the lecent itei in flip hut now il so coming from Lake Poclicrtraln, up the canals that intersect .the huaui of the town. CALGARY PRICES FOR PAVING Labor Men and the Farmers in Conference Here Called with of forming a Provincial Federation of-Labor, an im- portant convention opened in the La- bor 1 em pie tod a} There weie about K5. or eight of whom were of, the Un- ited Farmers' association of Alberta. Sir. W.'J. Treglllus, of Calgary, .pre- sident of) the-U. F. A., and Air. J. QuinBcy, of Barons, vice-president, were preficnt, but by iiivitation and were '_ seated ns delegates. The convention called- for 10 a.m. but owing'to delay there was nothing done before noon; 'beyond receiving credentials.' At' the afternoon ses- sion, there .was considerable time used in preliminaries. Mr. W.' Alford, of Lethhridge, took 11m chair, and presided until .the con- vention Organized, when Donnlfl-'MciVabb, ex-M.P.K, I.eth- elected chairman, and Mr. >V. Smitten was appointed secretary, with peTniission to .'steno- grapher lo take a verbatim report, Mr. Pearson, the well-known miners' stenographer, wag engaged. Prevent The delegates- presenting .creden- tials were as follows: Labor Hat, ,f. Thomson, W. Graves and J. Balfour; Edmonton, T. F, Hughes; Calgary Goo. Howell; Lethbridge, S. V, Chjip- nell, W. Alfo-rd, W. Smitten, J. Rit- chie. J. M. Harris, J. Cullis, L. T. Kng lish. F. Cline, H. Mathlas. D. J. Mc- Cormack, C. Othoff and J. C. Byrbnn, .Miners' JT. 0. Jones: Frank, F. Allott; Coleman. 13. H. Hyslop; Bellevtie, C. Stubbs> and R. Levett; Lille, J. Levinne. Farmers1 .Hill, J. A, Harris; 'Lothbridge, J. K. Allan; Cam- forth, F. Foster; Purple Springs, R, Warnely; Queenstown, L. .McComber Robt. Storey; Kaaimer H. Bartlett; Seven Persons, T. O. Nesting. One Acclamation in New Brunswick St. John, N.8., June (nations, in the provincial elec- tions .took place today, government secures one-seat by acclamation, Mr. Mclntyre, one of the opposition in Northumber- land, .withdrawing'. 'A, downpour of rain alt over the province, terfered with a large attendance at the hustings. The campaign which'.bade fair to be dull at the first, now promises to be lively, and both sides profess confidence in the result on June 28. Poll- ing In -Gloucester county U defer-' red until Juae 2W LETHBRIDGE IS NOT BEING "HELD ..DOES LIKE LETHBRIDGE Calgary is doing close' to a half-mil lion dollars' worth of paving this jear and thej are getting none of done for 90 cents, or even for a fact, tho cheapest paving they are laying is costing them or seven cents iier yard .-more 'than what-the city of Lcthbridge is paying Secretary Mamvaring, of the Board in response to a request made some time ago, this morning received a Jett-er from JVfayor Mitcheli of Calgary; setting forth the prices being paid foi their piving this jear The prices are as follows: Wood block, per Bitulithic, per yard........' 2.85 Rubber company, per yard 2.Ri Asphaltlc, per yard 2.50 Th.3 Lethbridge prices are: Bitulithic pei 9' concielc pel >iid I. 'The asphaltic aays Mayor MUchell, "is the cheapest Tjaving-the city .of Calgary is laying this year That' of Edmonton la not averse to awarding contracts for ex- tra .paving without calling for- ten- ders, -merely awarding the contracts to the different companies employed by the city, may be seen from the fol- lowing taken from the Edmonton Capital, part of a report of the pity Council proceedings: flt-is not- the intention of the Com- missioners to call for further tenders for street paving lo be done during the present season. Any extra pav ing to he done in excess of Mie total quantities now contracted for, for the present year, will ho divided between tho companies now holding contracts If material can bu secured and weath- er conditions are favorable. "It is not, 111 tho opinion of the Commissioners, wise to ask for fur- (her during the present sea- BORAH TALKED OF AS A COMPROMISE CANDIDATE COLLISION ON SHOREJF LAKE FREIGHTS CAME TOGETHER ON THE BRINK OF, LAKE SUPERIOR Fort William, June kiMed in the Nijiegoti wreck were: Engfn eer Ross, Fireman Burke, i u McQualg; seriously injured, inkiS- man Allen. The collisioii was bead-on, a westbound freight and an east'oo'inc light engine and caboose; The Toronto Limited passengsrs from the West were transferred to the steamer Keewatin. This indi- cates considerable damage the track. The collision occurred two miles east of Red Rock, within fif- teen Eeet of Lake Superior, Serious Consideration of Dark Horse Nominee by Republicans Instructed Count a Great Deal "Teddy Hat" Cock- tail Made Taft Man Mad Illinois, vJune 14 T w o national delegates from the rival camps met at- ternoon in the rotunda the Con- giess hotel The said to the Taftlte: one "That's the Taft follower, and'afrn-tin--arm'they- ad- to the Pompeian room "Make it a couple of cocktaiW ordered the host; the waik er a tiay bearing besides the filled- glasses a dainty little platter Uo oddly shap- ed pieces of lemon peel Exam -ifnatlou showed the peeling to be bhaped- into a Rough "Rider's hat, or Teddy'3-hat Setting the glassefe befoie the men, the waiter fished on the lit tie plattei with a toothpick Then he held the lemon peel about .six, inches above the .-glass and push- ed it off A wee 'splash of.lhe 'concoction struck the (Taft man's cuff. He showed signs of bably because the full significance of the .odd piece oCJemon peel just dawned upon him "What's lie; said, a hit sharply "It's: the new campaign now he illustrated, "the rim of the glass the ring, and here's where we drop the hat." "Fine remarked the Roosevelt man. "Huh! the drink's fine, all right, but here's where I show" you how to get Teddj's hat out of the ting" responded .the Taft man, somewhat grnmpilv In a jiffy the lemon was on the floor. The Chicago campaign drink is the invention' of Ch'irles W. Svend- sen, manager of the Congress .ho- tel's liquoi Uepftitment. The jn ventor had beuii loafing. ;iroimd the Pompeian room >.an hour seek- ing the to spring it on the public Jt looks like a winner Here is the it Is made; Use an ordinary mixing glass. Fill it with chopped icerdash in a few diops of orange bltteis, one-half jkmy.of raspberry.syrup, one pony of gin, one-half -pony of; French vermouth, and one-half pony of dubonnet. Shake well and strain mto cocktail glass Drop hat as von serve the guest "It's :the greatest scheme ever invented to tell a man's politics." said Svendsen. "If> the hat stays the drinker belongs to Roosevelt. If the hat is he is a Taft follower" ROOSEVELT SPEEDS TO CHICAGO I IL That's the Report in Circulation at Doesn't Confirm Claimed That Taft Can't Few Votes Behind Though New York, June Rooieyeit. leaves for Chicago at 5.30 this evening over the New York Central. Taft Confident Washington, D C, June 14 "There will be no third candidate, Afl the Information I get ii that I will be nominated on the with votes to spare." That Taft's answer to a his position today In regard to a com- promise candidate at the Republican National convention. Chicago, III., June .to the Republican National, convention, In anticiuation the coming to Chi- cago of Col and Justorj- makmg episodes in Alhei ican" politics, today vent back to the first nomlna tion of Abiaham Lincoln, m 1860, in FIFTEEN HUNDRED ITALIANS KILLED ---------r REPORT REACHES OF A BIG VICTORY FOIJ.JTJHE'' London, June troops and then allies won big victory Wednesday at TSoms, ac- cordi-ng. to a news dent at Tripoli, sajs thafi Italians left dead on theEfield while the Turkish casualties were only 30 killed and 15 Bounded ,The battle lasted seveisl hours the Italians, after being routed, Jeft gev eial cannons and quantities Tpr rlfJeR and_ ammunition, as as stales in tlie hands of victorious Turks. ROBBERS CLEANED UP P.O. AND STOLE HANDCAR Steubenville, Ohio, June 14 trers early ttoday raided the mining town of Parlett, in tile western Tiart of the county, blew up the safe in (he post office and stole cash, and S200 In postage stamps, robbed the Wheeling and Lake EUe railroad ticket office of railroad and escaped, on a handcar stolen' from tlic railway. effcrts to find a-parallel for the fight' .being waged here. Roosevelt men neie Kept at a high pitch by frenuenl conferenceb and ihass which their leaders attacked the action! of committee with bitterness, and point the death of the old whig as their theor} of may in Chicago next week. Taft .leaders declare that tht :action, 'of the, National committee. in: seutitig Roosevelt delegates from Missouri, was indicative of its fairnesi anti laughed ,it the predictions of-CoT" follovvers, and the con- tinued talk of a bolti The Roosevelt managers, today An- nounced that if all the remaining con- gests before the National .committee are decided in favor of Piesident Taft he will lack fourteen of the num rber necessaiy to nominate These figures, and others compiled at both ,Taft and headquartei s, bi ought'the situation down to a point nheie the discussion of deadlocks and possible "dark horse" candidntes loomed large. Roosevelt leaders declare that as the situation now stands the Taft forces, actually count less than ten? their favoi aeyelopments In seating fiom Mis- souri'left the piesldent eleven .of a.bare majority on. the i The fight for the uninstructed sates, the Southern delegates and .the LaFollette delegates Jrom, Wisconsin and North Dakota, today 'became intense Every possible is being used by tbe campaign managers on both sides to get the ad vantage la these quarters. t The Roosevelt men directei a, con- certed effort toward the Southern del- egates in attempting to make them believe that rhey absolutely certain majority, against Piesident Taft's side, both as to the1 nomination and matters organisation of the convention. As a result of the tightening ot the Roosevelt lines, the LaFollette dele- gates loom larger than ever as a strategic force, and in the caleula tions of managers of the other camps, it ranks a. close second, to the Southern and nninstiucted vote la convention. v (Cpntmuea on page 9J1. _ GAMBLERS HAD TO WHACK UP THE CASH Gamblers and tin horns in -general are finding mighh poor pickings "in Lethbndge these dajs Chief pie never gives them enough time to roll up a big wad of the maz'unye ithout subtracting them from good j portion of their emsv money Three times latelv they divVled jnough to make and lotice, and the until it looks a fold leek to the near sports, pack up aiid leave for greeiiei pastures. This moining a nice covej of (he easy jnoriey g-ents were on hand w police coutt opened, their preatince being due to a little midnight mid. on the joints frequented h> the gamb- ling pTOfassion. When all Hiid ar.d dene, the bad isLcs the rot amounting to the neat little sum IfM This _is five hundred cold v, hich hag been an tied din ing t he (Continued on page 9) Everybody is Wearing the Rain Smile Today Rain, glorious rain1 No need to say was welcome. A.nd. it brought wi.Ui it a new one, the "rain smile." Everybody had it It began to rain .shortly after twehe First ft lained a wjille. Then it. began to pour, and. for over an hour it kept it up The tors who "were going about with the cheering information that it, would rain before the of the week, snid, 'I told you And nobody sneered, West and .north of-the city the rain was general. It came up ag- ainst the wind, ithtch. died down at the indications, which 'have been in idence for the past couple of days, made good, While it was raining, it--rained sheets and the flooded for a while.-.The Herald wasunabte to get the actual figures for Mie'i omit, or precipitation it-was enough to denote that Lethbridge once more in the good weather man. Supreme Court to Uphold Mr. Doherty Otawa, June given by the Supreme Court, on Friday morning In a number of appeals, including, it U understood the Federal govern- ment's -stated case In reference to Mr. -Lancaster's Marriage Bill, The fmprcition is that the judgment will confirm the opinion held by the ministers of both the late and presint ad- ministrations, viz., that the en- actment of laws in.tregard to marriage lies within tion of the provincial- govtrn- The storm was- travelling aiid. south, acording to information1" receiv- ed the long distance and the whole district' get plenty of moisture within 'the next few days It will .be remembered that short period of drought occurred about tha same time last although it 'was more serious than'It'has been this season., Crops ,which were properly seeded thin spring are in good condi- tion, and would have withstood a. long period of drought. Now, howev- er, it would appear that: the farmers are about through, worrying for this year, and everybody .in, Ukiijg' on '-a, more cheerful countenance re- mit. Monarch Got Soaked Ruin -taiga n to fall at one o'clock; and after a heary, but showers set m for a steady downpour, atftl falling at timt o( (Continued on ;