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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TJTe Herald Vol. IV, Friday. June 1C, Number 157 TIME UP FOR FOREIGNERS IN MEXICO LOSE CLAIMS Arising Out of Cancella- tion of Great Waterways Railway THREE MILLION Particulars Will be An- nounced to Legislature at Next Session LUCID DF RECIPROCITY (From Staff Correspondent) Taber, June the fact that Taber is conceded to be more or istration will find was. well i Special to the June 15. Tomorrow, 'June six months from the piu-s- ving r-f the aCl which annulled :lic al- berta' HIT) '..Great Waterways Haihvay expropriated the. proceeds of the 'sale for the.general funds of I'll-.: province, was the flate set the Ifsis'ature as tli'e last day for ihc filing of claims for damages against the government parties suffering ]n'ss" by reason of the cancellation of railway company's contract. V'ith tomorrow as this last day practical- Mexican politicians was a ly'ai; claims have been Hied. Thev j inS out of Mexico." a gre-'ate in the. neighborhood of ..three'million., dollars. The Canadian .Construction Co. arid the threat Waterways Co. have entered claim f.vr prepared by J. S. Mo'ss. Tcronlo. The Roval Bank of Canada Monopolies Held by Brit- ish, German and Ameri- can Interests Stopped Chihuahua, Mex., June, sell irig immediately of millions of 'dol- lars worth of foreign" property in. Mexico were announced' today. Oov-jiess a Conservative stronghold, a large crnor Abraham Gonzales declared j crowd'filled the auditorium of the that under the new regime foreign liew school building last night to hear concerns which might be considered j Hon. Frank Oliver, Minister of the monopolies would not be extended or j interior, on the occasion of his. first visit to that town, for the purpose of presenting to the electors the reasons now existing in Chihuahua, one of j for the support of the reciprocity mea- Ihe richest states in minerals the Laurier government. The timber which is'practically, controll- ed by British, America and Gen.iaa interests "All Americans who griev- ed at the downfall of the Diaz ailiMn- Presented to a Taber Gathering by Frank Out the Liberal Policy of Providing Markets for Our Produce -Low Tariff is the Party Platform renewed and a legal effort ivould lie made to restrict foreign companies that their grief ''said Governor Gonxalcs, "we do not intend take away the riches of any foreigner who legally holds them, but we that under the Diaz system the grant ing of concessions with their ruino.i.s payments of large sums of moniy virtual'sell BUMPER WHEAT CROPS FOR UNITED STATES Niagara Falls, N. Y., June per wheat crops are predicted in the reports by the Millers-National Fed- fcas "rntrtert 'claim for money representing- 90 per cent, of advanced towards the con- mills in the country in session str-ction'of the railwav. Dr. H. L. here- Twelve of the main wheat pro- Mclunis, Edmonton, has claim for a considerable sum entered i These creased production states report normal or and only one. Eie ihc There are nthcr jiunor claims made. Ten-.Tal' Mitchell stated yesterday j Hut the claims would not be made! public before being presented to the inure -aWits-jaession this fall. j The of the action brought In the province against the Caruula V esL Construction Co. and Alberta y. Urrat Waterways Railway Co and Eoyal Rank' will not cornc on until! the September sittings of the Su- preme Court, the province having en- tered an appeal to the'. court. en bane fiom the decision of Justice Beck in chambers granting adjournment until autumn 'Si Kouth Dakota, is expected to harvest CANADA BEFORE AN IMPORTANT CHANGE E, F. Hlytchings Purchases the Business of A, Er Easton Co, While R.J." Hutch-Ings, of the Great Saddlery, Co., was in the city yesterday of the directors of the A. E. Saston Co. was held, and a very important transaction conclud- ed whereby E.. F. Hutchings, the Win- nipeg; member of -the firm, 'bought "out A. E. Eastpn's: mterest in the firm. The.deal includes the stock and block now occupied by the Easton Co., and the- change the busi- ness now E. F. Hntchlngs' bands. will remain with the firm.tillvthe end of the month as manager of the Lethbridge business, when a new man will be put in charge The price'is said to be a good and Mr, Easton is; satisfied that he has made a good deal. R. J. Hutchings intimated when in the city some time, ago that the firm j to be doing well. In fact, Mr. Scheff erect a block and factory either ig of tbe opinipn that the opportuni. Impressions of English Newspaper First Visit to Thia Country One of the interested as as inter3El.ns visitors city ihis waek.fg L. l-efi, of the firm S. cd Co., London, Eng., who are the publicity agents for .the Canadian government in Britain. Mr. :Sc xeff making Lis first trip to Canada ard his tour is representing the gow Herald, Pall 'Mall Gazette, Lloyd's News, Truth, the Electrical Engineer's; Diary, Manchester Courier, Mark Lane Express and several other "pa- pers. While In.the city Mr. Scheff atten4- ed the sessions of the convention of the Associated Eoai-ds of Trade Western Canada where he got a val- uable iuBight into ishe, working out of the business problems of this coun- try. Like every other Britisher on His first visit to Canada, Mr. Scheff is amazed at the extent of Canada, the j distances are amazing, the vast areas i of undeveloped lands, the richness of the soil, the great resources of mine, forest and waters. He sees the need for more people and is interesting himself in getting information that will appeal to the class of settlers best suited to this country. He remarked on the fact that no sour'faces are seen' in this country and every one seems on the spur track in the east of the city or on Fourth street, and it is al- together probable that the work will be undertaker! this fall. When'.'this Is" done the company will dispose of Its .retatr interests in Lethbridge and go in for wholesale ar.cl manufacture ties offered In this countn'. especially to young men, are such that if one> cannot make good here he cannot any- where else. The simplicity of social conditions and the absence of class distinctions among business men ap- pealed to the visitor. He also com- of all leather goods and harness, with j mented upon the splendid educational aa tii itial outlay of close to two him- afforded eveiywhere, making thousand dollars. From now on Mr. Easton will his -whole." attention to the hay arid business of the Easton and'Kck- storm'Co... and to the Easton and Eck- storm Trading Co. in North Leth- ftridge. these two companies are now doing -such' -a -large business that It requires the attention of a manag- er all the time. A WI8E DUKE London, June Duke of tnerland wl reside all this summer on his wtate at Brooks, east of Cal- it seem as though the people made education their firit charge and care. There are thousands of farmers with cash in hand In England, says Mr. Hcheff, to whom the good land, -all ready for the plough, that can be se- cured on such- easy terms, who could easily induced to, come to Western Canada if. the facts 'concerning this country were placed before them. Mr. Scheff Is making an exhaustive of data and taking an excellent photos for special Canadian j to be issued by the various i papers which ii representing, I. audience was a very attentive one and went away carrying with them 'the strong statements ringing with truth which Mr. Oliver advanced as his reasons.for supporting the bill. With the Minister of the Interior on platform were W. A. Buchanan M. P., .Mayor Beck and S. J. Layton, "ice- president of the Taber Liberal Asso- tion, who acted in tbe capacity of chairman. The Taber band under the leadership of 'Bandmaster tbey was also present and enlivened the meet- ing with several well rendered selec- tions. Americans Become Loyal Canadians W. A. Buchanan was the first speak- er of the evening and addressed the audience by way of introducing to them Hon. Frank Oliver, the man who had done so .much in the Ottawa for Canada as a whole and for Western Canada in particular: Mr. Oliver, he said, had been elected to the Dominion parliament when there was no Taber and he had e'een the country grow and develop in a won- derful manner during his regime. The main purpose of the meeting was to explain, the reciprocity .and in this a Taber audience living in an essentially shotiM be keenly' Interested. Taber this year would have a crop bordering on the million and a half bushel'-mark- At the present rate of growth-.of .the country: it is safe to predict that. in five years they would be harvesting five times that amount yearly. The- question for them to consider is a market for this produce. Within, a few years United States will not be; growing enough wheat for their-.home, consumption. United States then, is the logical market for the Canadian farmer. The Canadian government proposes to give them access to that market with the duty removed. Some people argue, he said, that the U. should not be that market, but if so, why do the farmers of the States make such strenuous the passing of the reciprocity bill? They oppose it because they do not want the competition of the Canadian farmer. The matter had been placed befpre Sir Wilfrid Laurier by the largest deputation of Western farm- ers that had ever waited on the gov- ernment, and the government as; a result had taken the matter up when the opportunity presented -itself, and the reciprocity measure was the out- come, and it was promulgated for the ed with such a large audience on thfc occasion, of his first visit to the grow- ing town or city of Taber. He stated benefit of the farmer throughout he was tftking advantase of the ada. Mr. Buchanan went on to show i adjournment of the House to lay be- how it would be advantageous to both j fore some of the Western electors his the east and the-west. He spoke of j reasons for supporting the reciprocity the annexation talk, which he consid- ered absurd. Closer trade relations with the States'may bring "a lot of Americans to Canada but so far as anyone knowg they have always been among the best, and loyal of our citi- zens in the past and always would be no matter how lonjrthey kept coming. Hon. Oliver In rising to speak Mr. Oliver ex- pressed his pleasure at being confront measure, and to explain to them the view of the government on the question. Their local member in, the Dominion Mr. Magrath, did not seem to be able to see eye to eye with the government on this import- ant matter and for this reason he felt it incumbent oa him to take the consideration of the question up with 'them. In his address, which was a remark- ably clear and concise statement of the facts, Mr. Oliver considered the measure in three lights, first as a matter of principle, second as a pure- i ly -commercial question affecting the 'mass of the people of panada, and last, .as a continuance of the policy of the government laid down when they came into power in 1896, showing that they the- people mm MUST BE1EPT CLEAN License Department Will Cut off Licenses of.Un-, r sanitieucy Hotels (Special tq the Herald) Edmonton, June in this city not conducted upon the strictest i the tariff, wall between Canada and sanitary lines wifl be compelled to-.j the United States, has' behinl it cer lose their licen-j tain principles which must'be consid- ses.: One hotel Iras already had its j ered. inherentcharacteristic license suspended on this account, the of ?the huinaii .race to buy cheap and on Kinistmb Ave. I sell dear. Eyeryone will -concede that fact, is, therefore" the business of -a" representativeot the and the expansion of' trade at which they aimed. The Principle, of Reciprocity "The question of 'said Mr. Oliver, or the throwing down t "oAny ..-city witlfvofEending hotels will receive similar treatment. Clean hotels--will be the only -kind business. food and drink un- der unsanitary conditions will no longer be permissible. ARRIVES W SPANPPORT -Vigo, Spain, June Por- tifro Diaz, former president of Mexico arrived in the harbor today on the steamer Ypirango on which he sailed trom Vera Cruz on May 31. The steamer anchored in the bay a't 6.30 this morning. According'1 to, such of his plans as were made public prior to his departure from Mexico, Gener- al Diaz will continue to Havre, France, later returning to Spain for an indefinite stay. The Mexican min- ister to Portugal Is at Vigo to receive former chief. people to state of af-: fairs so that the citizens may-be able doing- to do this. Look at the matter of.re- ciprocity in this light from tbe stand-; point of both the consumer and the producer.'nWe are all.consumerg and, it is therefore the duty of the govern- ment to so arrange when possible that we may be able to buy as cheaply as possible.- ;0n the other hand it Is also the ;duty of the government to give to the producer the best markets obtainable in order, that he may be able to sell dear. To provide these markets for the Canadian producer the government must seek out new markets for Canadian produce and thus get the advantages of higher prices on account of the competition, afforded. Why then do we reciprocity? If the TJ. bud copying that Canada wanted nor Canada had nothing the U. S. wanted there would be no need, of- considering the ques- tion; But as" a: matter; of fact the trade between Canada'and the IX S. yearly amounts' to J25p.000.000. Now there per cent, tariff against (Continued-on Page Fiva.) TWENTY-FIVE YEARS FOR SHELDON Severe Sentence Passed Upon Montreal.Bucket Shop Broker Montreal, June waa the verdict rendered today in the case of C. D. Sheldon, charged with appropriating to his own use .funds given him by various clients for "in- vestment. A sentence of twenty-five years in the penitentiary was given immediately. The judgment was rendered by Judge Langelier who had sat as trial judge in this case in the court of special sessions. Theft was the par- ticular charge on which judgment was 1 rendered. Chas. D. Sheldon 'first ap-'j peared in Montreal in the fall of 1908 and immediately began- advertising! in a small way in certain daily and weekly papers. The game In "which he posed as an exponent was what Is familiarly known In the world ef fi- nance as a "blind pool." He claimed to be on the inside of tbe stock mar- ket, that he could manipulate stocks and securities in such a way tically to to thirty per month on his clients' investments. His departure on Oct. llth created consternation among his depositors, the large part of whom were widows and people, in straighten- ed circumstances and could ill afford to lose the money. On March 27th. he was apprehended in Pittsburg by O. R. Hatfield of the Pinkerton De-i tective Agency, and Wm. Aller of-the Pittsburg. city detective force. COMPLAINTS OF MINERS HEARD Want Closer Definition of Certain Terms by die; Board MODERN POO-BAH Ruler of Lille CaBcd by Miners-Is Whole Mi cipal Show (Special to the Frank, June 15. Tht proceedings before the tt board closed the taking ot evidence at this place and the adjournment was taken to Michel, board will reconvene tomorrow The examination of two o miners regarding conipiaiute at the Lille Mines and the ot Man- ager Williams of that mint took the afternoon. Mr. Murray, Swanson. R. Dixon, Pit BAM Wm- Evans and George up- on the -stand. The evidence of the miners were similar upon most regarding conditions in the Lille mines, though differing "in a tew- TBii evidence was regarding ,the difference between, the old number one sean-, which was being wten-'tikJMK' late agreement was made, and the seam kiiown as Bear Valley warn. In which operations had been eommeiic- ed later. The evidence of all witness- es was to the effect that the old seam varied in thickness, and this had- caused friction, regarding make, of wages. Some 1 of the 'thought that the term abnormal should 'have a more- defined nxamtag; The led to diasatlaf owiug -to4ts .placing in the cKanagement too much and -the compjaint was where work was carried on In" wtat _ i a miner might consider an abnormal- Wholesalers in Assisting place, for a month, that the of abnormal conditions might disap- pear, because of the voile having been completed, leaving no Action of the Winnipeg CO-OPERATE WITH THE ENUMERATOR Lethbridge, Alberta, June 15. Editor of tbe As it has been found very hard for the census enumerators to get in touch with all the residents of the city during their visits I would deem favor if TOU would bring the matter-to the attention of the public through your columns. We are very desirous of securing the names of every resident of the city so that the population may be enumerated completely. Tin's is important and -I would therefore ask any resident who has been missed by tbe enumerators to inform this office of the fact and the matter will be attended to without dela.y. It is wholly.unnecessary for the person who has-been missed by the .c enumerator to send in the information himself: tbe enumerators will be glad to call and get the information, required. All that is necessary is to drop a card to R. V. Gibbons, census commissioner, Lethbridge. stat- ing-that your name has been missed and the census man will be glad to call on you, It is very necessary that the census returns be complete and I would ask the citizens for their kind co-operation that the work may be brought to a successful conclusion. R. V. GIBBONS, Census. Commissioner. Medicine Hat, June a letter to the ax-mayor F. G. Forster publishes a letter dealing with the action of certain Winnipeg whole- sale men in joining the tation which waited upon vice-presi- dent Wm. Whyte regarding the. loca- tion, of the C. P. R- car shops. He ex- presses the deep, resentment felt by the people of Medicine Hat that Win- nipeg: bufiinese men who have been asking and securing business v from Medicine Hat. business men." for many years should interfere on behalf of Calgary in this matter. Comparing the methods adopted by JHedlcine 'Hat and Calgary to secure the shops, Mr, Forater claims that the action pursued by -Medicine Hat has been fair, busmeaftllke and sistent, considering question pure- ly from an industrial and mechanical standpoint and keeping. 1C mind: the interests of the railway company, which by locating the shops at the Hat would save millions of'dollars In cost of operation and millions o? hours of worry with the operating staff. On the other hand, Calgary, not content with the lavish expenditure already made by the C. P. used demands and threats and. .now seeks to intimidate the company with i tbe assistance of big Winnipeg. They are not considering by which to estimate tba (Continued on JARWNEPAYS T THE PENALTY 1 v Goderich Murderer AIK serts Innocence to the Last Goderich, Ont., June Jardine, aged_22, hanged' this morning, at 8 o'clock for murder of 15 Llfiie son on September 2- Her he stripped and concealed in.a house on the outskirts of the after he had assaulted and Milted and walked ly to the gallows. As he stood OIL the fatal trap he said: "I bid yom afl good-bye." During the last few dayi Jardine had often asserted ht cence. He left a statement "but confession. LIBERALS HOLD SEAT London, fcye-etoetiott in Ross and Gromarty, resulted aa the interests of the C, P. R. or Its j follows: MacPhenwn shareholders. JTempleton (Unionist) 1253.' M The letter concludes with the ex-1 general election Galloway WMr, eral) was returned unoppoied. January 1910 with a muck poll the Liberal majority wai preselon of the utmost confidence that. i the wisdom, broad experience and sound sense of Mr. Whyte and the i other C. P. R. officials will not be overcome by the Calgary -big stick. At.a special meeting of the Board of Trade yesterday afternoon the fol- lowing resolution was passed: Whereas, telegraphic press re- ports have appeared in western .news papers stating that several Winnipeg wholesaler accompanied the Calgary deputation to interview Wm. Whyte regarding the the Alberta deHvered workshops, and used their Influence in jfor Barrett's'partner? In favor of Calgary as against Medicine Hat or other points, therefore be it resolved, that this board of trade go on record publicly as discountenanc- ing this attitude of Winnipeg whole- salers looking: upon fchelr action as an unwarranted interference in the mat- ter which is altogether outside of Win- nipeg." CHARGED WITH USING MAILS FOR FRAUD Toronto, June Bar- rott, New Yorkv Is nnder arrest today on tbe charge of using mails for fraud. "Operating under name of the Mutual Brokerage Co., it is alleged Barrott and partner pur- posed to sell stocks and bonds on the installment plan and although a large amo.unt ot" stock had been paid for according to notice, none had been are searching Alfred Bina> ham. CUNARD STEAMER REFLOATED Queenstown. June Cunarft steamship Ivernia which struck; near Daunt Rock during the fog May M wag refloated today and towed further Inshore for completion of temporary eeed to Liverpool. ;