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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta MILLION FOR A SOLDIERS' CAMP Provision for Part of Celebration at Quebec BISHOP BRENT DECLINES Bishop of Declines to Ac- cept the Post of the Bishop of Washington Washington, June Hen- ry Brent, Bishop of the Philippines, in a cablegram received here, declin- ed to accept the post of Bishop of Washington, in succession to the late Henry SamoriK1, to winch of- fice Bishop Brent was elected last month. The declination- is made in i the following message in response to j his "'Must decline. I would have gone, but God bids me stay. John, fifth, ihirty, (Signed) Brent." Ottawa, June wasting the COMMENCE TO CUT THE HAY BIRD'S EYE VJEW aside aud minister to the needs of the unsaved at home and abroad. In the matter of copmaring the rel- Of the Methodist Conference at Med-jative importance of home and foreign missions, Mr. Shore told a story in which the question is asked, "Who- V1cine Hat Farmers Report a Great Crop Grain Prospects Never Better "I can of mine own self do nothing; as I hear 1 judge; and my judgment j Fanners coining in from rounding country all have the same tht-r it is more important to have a Medicine Hat. June cor-jshoo on tjie rjgilt :-00t or 011 the left respondent was not present at cold day in owning of the conference but arrived! Rev. Mr. Fortune gave an interest- the morning of Wednesday, adjrMS bul was at a disadvantage 3rd. Already a spirit of earnest Ci05eiy meu of extra. MUCH IMPRESSED y seemed to have taken possession, onliaarj. caiihre. His case was well oi the ministerial session, and the however, and accomplished key note was souudvd by Dr. Riddel! j in his masterly talk on consecration.! More than once he expressed his gra- tification at the large attendance of uu'inbers at the devotional exercises i in the early hours. In his address Rev. Shore brought out an incident occurred in our province during the past year of i is just; because X speak not mine !hay. The grass was never better and; Spac0jp afternoon and the last hour of the sitting did the only real business of the day, namely, the passing of a vote of one million dollars of militia estimates to provide for the holding of the annual training camps. Mr. Moak (Jacques Cartier) in- quired whether the Government was opposed to the Black Sod route being used in the all red line. It is not the intention of the Gov- ernment to oppose or suggest, was the Premier's rely. He was not aware that the high commissioner had ex- pressed an opinion against that route. H. B. Ames (Montreal) vras inform- ed that during the last year tons of coal was mined in Alberta, on which royal ties to the amount ot -were paid. Sir Wilfrid announced that it was tha Government's intention to bring down, the Hudson Bay Railway bill and Civil Service act as early as pos- sible, but he added that the first duty greater part of the day in a fruitless j own will, but the will of the Father j discussion of various questions rais-f which hath sent me." (John V., 30.) ed by the Opposition members by way of semi-disguised obstruction to supply, the Commons finally got down to business about one o'clock this BETTER IN THE WEST Toronto, June the ministeri- al session, of the Toronto Methodist conference yesterday Rev. Dr. Car- man, general superintendent, con- trasted the growth of the church in British Columbia and other Western Provinces with" the falling off in Que- bec, where conditions he said are not at all desirable. TWO BOYS DROWNED Montreal, June in each others arms two boys, George Saugeau 13 years of age, and Wilbert Brisbers, aged 3 years were drowned in a quar- ry iri the north end of the city. Sauv geau lost his life in trying to rescue Brisbers ivho got beyond .his depth. MAY SUCCEED MONTEITH Toronto, June .H. Carnegie, M. P. P., for East Victoria, is con- sidered a very likely candidate to succeed Hon. Nelson Monteith as feed will be plentiful and good this yoar. J. J. Johnston of the Bayfield farm has commenced cutting his hay which, is in tip-top condition. W. H. Harvey Farm across the river has brome grass and rye grass just heading out and nearly ready to cut. Mr. Har- vey is greatly pleased with his alf- alfa every grain of which he believes grew. He says that he will have alfalfa at the rair'this year that will compete with that raised on. the irri- gated land, Geo. B. Snapp the large Warner farmer, says that the crops around Warner could not be better. His wheat stands as high as his knees and is in the shot blade. Nothing can prevent a bumper crop. At Grassey Lake the grain is in fine shape. The Herald was shown spring wheat pulled on Sunday near that town, which stands twenty-two Inches. From no one has come any com- plaint of too much rain. 2Tcne of the crop is under water. In fact altogether too much I indeed it is not the pur- pose Of the writer to enter into the details of the ministerial session in dealing with transfers, superannuated, ministers and funds connected withrea'hed such a pitch that ifc must be and which will go down to history as one of the moil Christiike acts in the history of the Church in Canada. One of the ministers, Rev. A. Earner, who has charge of our Indian insti- tutes found his young men growing insubordination minister of agriculture. Mr. Carnegie there is very little land covered with j them or with their enquiry into the character and work of the probation ers. The organization of committees on the arrival oi the laymen is also rou- tine work and need not be elaborated here. One notable feature of the confer- ence was the large contingent of dig- nitaries from the general board of missions and other connexional in- stitutions. There were Dr. Chown, of Temperance and Moral Reform fame; James Allen, M.A., general secretary for Home Missions-, Dr. Woodsworth, Senior Supt. of Missions; T. Egerton Shore, as representative of the For- eign Mission work; Dr. Stewart; of Wesley College, and Rev. Fortune of the Temperance and Moral Reform League of Alberta. Dr. Briggs was present, hearty and happy as ever, with his perennial humor, and his Book Room report. Dr. Chown gave an outline of what had been done in his departemnt of the House was to pass supply. Mr. Borden said that while it was a matter for the Government- to de- cide, he did not think that the intro- duction of the Civil Service bill would delay supply. A discussion of the militia esti- mates was entered upon with the un- derstanding that one item of 000 should stand and that full lati- tude would be allowed for discussion in that- connection on any question in connection with the department. This suggestion was made by the minister of militia with the object of facilitat- ing the passage of supply and was ac- cepted by the Opposition. The first- Item taken was one of a million dol- lars for the annual drill and in con- nection with this, Sir Frederick an- i nounced his plans for the camps and i taking .1 j inent stock rarrner. and in the good a prom- i vrater. Except for the damage done sinCe last conference, and indeed all grace of the premier. by the rivers there have been no dam ages sustained anywhere. MIXED FARMING IN THIS COUNTRY Advice of a Pioneer Farmer of Australia.- Who is in the City on a Trip Around the World (From Friday's Daily.) were astonished at the hold the tem- perance movement is gaining on the general public. Then in Ms master- ful fashion he emphasized the neces- sity for concerted and sustained ac- tion all along the line of temperance, clean politics and social purity. Eev. James Allen, the secretary of Home Missions who has been making i a visit to nearl al! the districts in Alberta gave a strong clear statement subdued at any cost. After trying all manner of persua- sion, Mr. Earner resorted to corporal punishment, but corporal punishment to an Indian proved as it has in so many other cases, an absolute failure. The trouble continued and continued to grow. Mr. Earner was much dis- tressed. Finally one morning he called all the young braves into the school room, at about five o'clock. Pointing out to them what they were doing, and what was likely to come oi it, he told them of his resolve never again to inflict corporal punishment on them, but, at the same time he told them plainly that some one, some person must suffer punishment. Then baring his own back he handed the lash to one of the young Indians and literally forced that as- tonished worthy to apply the cruel instrument of torture to the bare back of his teacher. Then with his own scarred and blistered body as an ob- ject lesson he preached to them the atonement of Jesus Christ, and its to them. It is needless to say that the underwent an. immediate transformation, such is the power of all. conquering love. When Mr. Earner appeared before the conference and gave his quiet talk on the subject of prayer, you may be sure that his words were lis- tened to, and as might be expected he touched depths of Christian ex- perience, which few others appeared rainfall during the past six years. He was engaged in making up the average's. "Quo reumrkable thing I have noticed'regal-ding the ho said, "is the fact that you get the rain just when you need it." The Herald, al'tci- having this short talk with Mr. Collins, felt that he is a man of sound judgment on agri- cultural matters auu impressed his comprehensive knowledge of condi- tions all over the continent. The strong personality of the man and his powers of expression render him- just the man a reporter likes to in terview. We feel that the "Agricul- turist" is bound to be an'up to date publication. P. V. Collins, editor and manager of the "A'orth Western Agriculturist" a live farmer's magazine, published at Minneapolis, spent a few days in tho city last week. Mr. Collins is on his lirst visit to Alberta aud is making the trip with the object in view of preparing a series of articles for his paper. These articles will do much to create a correct impression of Southern Alberta among the peo- ple of t.ho Northern States. Ag- riculturist has a very large circula- tion and Mr. Collins is delighted with what he has learned regarding the country SQ we feel assured that his investigations, when made public, will result in much good to the coun try and particularly to this district. Puty Minister of Agriculture for the AUTHORITY ON AGRICULTURE Province of Alberta, says in a circu- Mr. Collins is a specialist in his la[ lette'r that is beinS sent out to line. For a number of years he has ail Parts of the Province. "We are MR. HARCOURT'S CIRCULAR (The Carclston Star) j In writing of the prospective visit i of Professor Campbell to lecture on f Dry Farming, George Harcourt, De- j made a study of farming conditions C0nvmced that the -system recom- and is an authority on agriculture. I mended b? Professor. Campbell, if This is not his first trip to Western Practised> one which will Canada. He made a tour of Saskat- the production of large chewan in 1S95 and wrote a series of .s m the southern Portion of the articles regarding his investigations which were widely circulated. To The Herald Mr. Collins express- ed himself as surprised and pleased with what he has seen in this dis-' trict- The conditions favorable to successful farming far exceed his ex- pectations. He has 'talked with a number of farmers in this vicinity and is convinced that this is first class wheat growing and general farm Provmce where be the most favorable if the season must even fair crops are to be expected." How do you like it? Has Mr. Harcourt for- gotten that Mr. Campbell could not cross the streams when he was one year ago and everywhere it was raining like "all sixty" in the south? Of course we are thankful to have Mr. Campbell to come and lecture to us but we would like the Deputy Minister to wake up to the fact that Collins was struck with the! modesty of the statements made re- i garding the country by the actual; this is not even a semi-arid region down here and that during this month settlers. he! had heard that the wheat was seven- to raise "iair crops" indeed. Is 67 bushels of u i.- i. .wheat to the acre a fair crop? And teen inches high. While there he pull- 4. v (this without any other than natural ed what he considered an average n n> v i- -i ,_ ram-fell- Its high time the De- sample and it measured 34 inches length. that the wheat is beginning to head out. FRUIT Mr. Collins also spoke of the pros- 111 i partment was waking up to the fact that Southern Alberta is a surer and any other part of the Province. The facts in the case will bear out this state- ment and it is not right to send out TJ. j. i uuuui-iciii as u surer m that.10cahty Statir safer and better crop-yielder than circulars to the effect that only under pects for fruit growing here. He ithe most favorable conditions we can sees no reason why such can not be raise fair crops. Mr. Anderson has made a success and predicts that in j been raising crops here for the last of facts and figures to show "that his j to have reached. J department had done its best for .the j The election of President was an Western Home Missions, and then t interesting event and the hearty ap- 1 presented a plan for granting practi- autonomy to each of the. three western conferences in the rnanajre- It is not often that one sees a man plause on the announcement of the election of the local superintendent of missions. Rev. to make But that a trip around the is what David Ew- had been worked out. The total force -at Quebec had been limited to 000 by the request of the Tercenten- ary Commission. The city militia will lions though not in full strength. They will do their annual drill and will be paid for that but- will not be'paid extra for the trip to Quebec except their expenses. The rural militia frill be" represented by a com- pany from each battalion, the choos- ing to be left to Brigadier General Ott-er and the various Colonels. The men will be paid for the time they B. Gibbon of art oi Melbourne, Australia, is doing. He and C. J. Gibbon, of Goldbourne, Victoria, Australia, a town about a hundred miles from Melbourne are in the city for a few days visiting the latter's brother, .J. Cib'-cs Fo of his years Mr. Ewart is wonderfully liale and hearty and the long mono- tonous trip across the Pacific appar- ently has not tired him. He says that accommodation of the Paci- fic liners is very poor and that every passenger on board was disgusted are at Quebec .plus expenses but the service. He hopes that the for more than twelve days. The to-1 c- p- R- 'vil1 Put Gn a linc that venteen pounds for the horse and was offered .'fifteen hundred guineas to i land hjm safely in Scotland again I but did. iiot Ju so. Mr. iLJwart retir- ed about nine years ago and sold out his farm to Mr. Uphill, an Indian crude state, so ment of their affairs. His scheme for i save evidence of T. C. his Buchanan, popularity giving college students work on Mis- among the young men who if they a few years fruit raising be giv- en considerable attention. He was quite enthusiastic on this question. 21 years and as yet he has neVer had a failure. Just put this into the next circular and let the people know what to Horace G-z-eeley would not, he said, I we are doing down-here. live in Minnesota because apples i _________ could not be grown there. In five years after the statement was made he again visited that state and was shown a variety of fruits grown since I admits BLACK SPRING VALLEY Black Spring Valley, June Wm. tts went to town last Wednesday, winter, had worked admirably in its j of their superiors. he hoped it would gentleman who owns Fire Tuck who T work perfectlv when completed, ran tnird in the Ensrhsh Derbv. Speaking of the horses he saw at Lethbriclge, Mr. Ewart says that they Dr. Wordsworth was present, main- ly to witness the ordination of his Space will not permit me to enter into the details of many beautiful in- cidents in the conference. Minnesota! exPecting to return the next uay but a .errain producing country and' he has not returned AVe expect it light that Indian are the finest saw and says horse bu, would buy them up by thousands and horses he ever havin? no special mifion than ordination class, the many rich and! practice of farmers in'cropping con- t. rn c 4Vi a n m frtnss 4ha !_____- _ __ __ has great hopes for its future in fruit j is owing to the high water. We hear it is impossible to cross the river. Will Fry and Beunie Brandvold vi- sited at home from Friday until Sun day. growing. METHODS OF FARMING Speaking of methods of farming. The "experience" and "call" of the j the editor strongly condemned the this sratifvme results of his w vers could see them ihev i v. i vrrnrip mpn frnm f. the veryjhelpftzl addresses br men "of our rork in se- curing young men from. England for pay big prices for Australia has had good years for the last four years but when they left on May llth. the weather had been very dry. A splendid irrigation system is being built in their countrv tai representation will probably be divided between the rural and urban troops. All the cavalry will gn a certain amount of field and garri- son artillery. R. L: Borden said that unless more of the rural militia were meet the needs. The Australians go- ing home to Great Britain like to go vin b'-T. never make the trip' more than once under present Mr. Ewart thinks the trip through sent .-there TrouH be trouble. The men j lhc mountains of British Columbia who were rejected from goinc to Qus- i coming from Australia to see. hee would refuse to 20 to cann. The I visited the irrigation works at minister replied that the number of j Calgary and came to Lethbriclge. He men to be sent was fixed by the Bat-j thinks this country, is magnificent tlefields Commissioner at 12..000. thinks that the fanners would objection was the difficulty ofima-a' a deal more of it if they .transportation at a time when all the I went in for mixed farming as they accommodation by rail or water would do Victoria. There the farmers be used for the general public. After have from two hundred to seven hun- an hour's discussion the vote was passed. our ministry. Dr. Stewart spoke mainly on educa- tional matters, giving account to the conference of himself and Wesley .College and the Alberta men who- at- tended there. Dr. Stewart was par- which will Iiuv4 ihe largest storage! Ocularly heJpmi to the probationers reservoirs in the world even exceed- in the matter oi clearing up miscon- ing the famous Assouan Dam of Eg- ceptions in connection with the corn- formerly of Calgary, is in charge of! Coming as they do from many the system. I countries, and holding a groat var- Mr. Ewart and Mr. Gibbon iet-v OI" educational standing, thej verv hi shir of the wav the Canadian, j w'ork of adjusting our young men to Sir. Tait, is handling the government cbe educational standards of Canada, railway svstem oi Australia. This i u'ithom doil-s injustice either to the province, both 'laymen and ministers, the Sunday services', the ordination IS DEGRADED FOPx BEING Leon Burns is breaking for John 01 in Bowser, Windmills are becoming mon among the farmers. tiuually without putting anything in- to the soil in return. He knew one man who moved his stables preference to moving the manure pile. beea put up in xhe valloy very "Every country passes through the (stages "of hunting ground, Sydney Thompson ior wheat growing or soil-robbing and I Gust Lund- lastly he said. "You are A ijj-jii CDV i had Ix-en badly managed because of party politics. But Mr. Tait pays no attention to the politicians but makes the railway pc He dismiss- ed fifteen hundred men at once and then had enough mon TO man the sys- men or the church, is a work of great j delicacy. j Dr. Stewart has courses at his j finger? end, and not beinn burdened: Frenchman Humili- ated in Front of a Crowe! Toulon, June pitiable spec- TORONTO MARKET Monetary Tinier. As regards the Toronto market, the wool her.j for nearly a year past- ha? been corr.pl--u.-ly demoraliz- ed. Purchasers of wool have- <-onb al- most nil, and for the past four or five; Derby, months sales have- been made only at great Tho i in values from this time last year; has boon about 50 per cent. While the purchasing capacity of the mills! has been cunaiK-d by To nor their ability to sell been reduc-i to tin even greativr extent. Most of! them have -abnormal quantities oi! dred acres of land and go in tcr sheep raising as well as wheat grow- ing. Horse-raising is carried on ex- tensively also. Mr. Ewart himself j was for many years the largest, horse i breeder in Australia and today is (probably the best authority on. v.-ith'conference work, made good thc degradation of Traitor C. of his time in enlightening the now l B. Limb, occurred at Stroch Souare men who had not bad an oportumtv j