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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 17, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TEX PAGES Lelhbrldge, Tuesday, June 17. IDIIJ CENTS Number 158 Send in Applications for Lease of Blood Indian Reserve Railway Board Continued To- day Hearing Cose for Reci- procal Demurrage SECRETARY WISE Note Sent Wjth Each Applicat- ion Explaining Status or the Applicant I. H. C. COUNSEL Argued That Average Demur- rage Would be Much Belter Plan One hundred .and tturtv-five thous- acres'ol the Illooa reserre, under a lease system for iarn-.ers, were ap- plied !or in lette.-e leceived at the office ol the secretary ol iho Asso- ciate BoaidB.of Trade !eslerday, ar-.d ton morning there, were applications for otfpOOO more acres. The ar- eble acreage of tl.e reserve is claim- el to he acres, but there ia to that while Jhe ap- plications, inay mean an so to speak, that the small farmer is tbo one most desir- ed, ar.d some of the applicants have asked !nr as high 33 acres, which-is fir beyond the conception, of those have been advocating tie opening up of- tuc resEtve- '-'fn the interest of mixed farming through -summer pasture for those engaged .in agricullural pur- suits in southern Alberta. When.a man applies for a large grazing anything beyond the amount-.ol: live stoci t'e'custom- arily runs, or. far and .btyocd the a'niiied far: incr, his application is looted upon Kith if there is a man ia all who has two VPair. ol glasses for who wants too in irch'formal most nothiri ently the' secretary of Boards of Trade, for Jit. ruuey surb up the applications lite a mind read- and he has received a large num- ber which he is aware were instigat- lt to knbw tbat each one sent forward ed hy-thei-bis cattle interests, iiiighi nol please them so well Ottawa. June Consideration of :he applications of the Canadian Man: ufacturera association for'a change In the car sen tee rules introducing plan of average demurrage, "was con- tinued by the lioaid ot Railway Com- missioners this morning. _ Mr. on behalf of the association presented a large number of letters In support ot the application including communi- cations from practically all of Ihe lar- ger Industrial enterprises In Eastern Canada and a number from Western Canada. Mr. Walsh Am erickn railway authority as that the effecriveneEs of the average dernurjage as In'force In the United Slates' has been attested by all'ofitc- ials who h'ave worked under the rulea. Mr. Dunn of the International Har- vester Company advocated a''system of average but, uas of the opinion that reciprocal demurrage would not he practicable. He gave a number of- instances showing alleged defects of; for'tlic C.-P. R. resd a statement from B W. "nssoc-Iatiou'of Western Canada, lo the Campbell, of the Freight eftcct that UIB raiiwnvs vest of Port Arthur-were opposed "to. the'prlndplj? of ave'rftge 'demurrage.. cMr.v Beallie ti. i... of a con- a car -as quickly as _.... thai It may be pl.aced co'rnmission again.- Ample free' lime for unloading is- allowed and it would be obviously unfair lo compel the' railroads lo allow credits lo con- signees for doing what they should do in the best interests of traffic, and the A CANADIAN HAKE 20 MILLS DOLLAR SUFFRAGETTES Question Raised as to Legality of the Proposed Tax Rate CHARTER CLAUSE Which Appears to Indicate that the Proposed Rate is Excessive Received Varying Sentences-cm Charge of Cotupiiaey to Destroy Property MISS ANNIE KENNEY Delivered Dramatic Speech De- claring Herself a Rebel Against Authority tears a personal- comment, -staling nrho tlic applicant is, his standing in the community, insofar as relates 'to running live slock and-proper care ot stoci, his possible ability to put suf- ficient stock to ri.ruon the lands he .asVs for, and nlhcr matters he learns from investigation: Some he has dis- covered 'were merely applying from a iahit ol askir.g for something lor and othrrs with a view to being able to sub-lease the graiing lands il their application was grant- ed, but there arc very few earning i statement to show they arc not in the class of real farmers, and lhat the applications as a rule emanate directly irom real active progressive men.: ;_ '.'If the. closest and sharpest scru- tiny was said Secretavy Finley today, as he was Kriting o report to the government ol tre ap- plications nl will that.therc arc le'i than four out bear an investigation sat- isfactory to the authorities tbst the applicant Intwrts and trill country generally. E. E.'Duva] of tlic Canadian Car Service', Bureau, sub- mitted a statement deigned, to prove that a'a) stem of average demurrage vould work out as a discrimination in favor of shippers.1 He also contended that it would result in scr ious delays as a shipper, with a credit balance .would have'np.incentlve to tip- load cars In his possession. This picture is a snapshot Ro'yaJ'JHishnta., Alnert, second son of King. on' the Richelieu i Ontario steamer 'tile from Toronto to. Niagara. -The centre and on the ignorance of Canadian history, by Asking who on earth was-General Brock, whcse. >onument them. Prince Albert rose to the iccasion-by telling trie story of Queenston Heights.; THE BIG BABY RECORD RURAL MUNICiPALITIES SHOWING: DISCRETION Edmonton. June 17.-The a wise, discretion on Hie part rur'ai "of lake advantage (if an opportunitj like (his to graze cattle, and evert run poul.lry On 111? rcsfrre. The personal letters, written by the men withi their own hands and many with pencil, show sincerity.; they are devoid of that that same- ness .that' one. read's ivhensver there is a typewriter arliit, a lawyer or a schemer behind them. .Krery one that has gone forward is a straight from the shoulder letter' tojhe govern- ment that it is the prbper time to open'these lands to the square man makes hii living in .Alberta, all be'uses in Canada, wears products, eats the best that'Canada every far- mer in Southern Mocrta and hujs Canada-made clothing, and eicn. books and A few days ago the Herald published a story'clnliuing for Mi. and Mrs. W. dc v Second avenue' hon-. or of having Ihe world's'record'. baby, 3 months old, weight 32 teetb_ cnl. A let- i- ter from a render dis- putes the honors; He saj'a be haa a baby uorn in Lelhbrldge. which, at live montbs1 old, weighed 31 pounds. It Is now up to the othsr bie'babies lo beat this. berta, of which tltcrc are fiilHive m j f a'nj- arc will be. the showing wjsc sale invesfmeal. .The straint' in' the lire of larger powers (councils arc only permitted io lior- granfert to thpm under the llural Mu- nicipalities Act. 'Tliere was bilily. that the organization being en- frusted lor the first tiyie with au- thority.to raise money by Joan for local improvement'parpo'ses-wpuld to tempted to'rush into borrowing, mon- ey to'the full extent ol their bor- rowing powers, but this iear has'not been realised. In no case as. yet has ll.e deparlrr.cnl been asVcd ol money hylaws for rural.mu- nirip.ilitics, in view of the finan- cial situation this is regarded as "If. ttin government of Canada manls to continue to send cut'ol this cci'intry the cream of its grazing soils through the fattening of livestock for a ar.d the leasing bl privileges fo aliens or even, man -representing aliens and! care of catllfi 'owned by such aliens, then its about- time to inquire wherein the development of agrlcullurc should be eiicoutagsd snil wherein Iho extensively, adver siu.rmn.oow for agricultural edu- rallftri' should ho in part ev- en in Alherta I (ion't helievo theie trill be any luriher large- leases ripd, and furthermore, I am surd llint Ihe govcrnmcDl will sco that Die. claims of thd of South- (Continued on 9.) The local members Sons of England "Benefit Society are looking orwurd wllh great Interest- to the approaching visit of the Supreme Officers of the Society, and the recep- .ion commlllee arc busy preparing a j.rogram that'w.ill make-their slay in (he city as Inte'resllns as possible. This. IE the first v'lsll of theso offi- -era to the western portion of the Dominion, and they- arc already get- ling their eyes open lo the strength of the Society (n '.the west. This B being spent in tbo province of Sas- katchewan, next week will be devoted lo the'northern porllou of our .own province, arriving In the city of Cal gary on the 28th list. The main oh ject of western'lour the hull- tiiflnn r.f t firand to the eucnl ol five per, cent, on'their assessmenl, and as valuation is made on the basis of unimproved and and is in no way effected by the juilriinss or other improvements [here can be no danger oi a drop in [he assessment and consequent inse- curity ol loans uhirh is always a possibility in ths case ot new towns which "are sometimes boomed at the commencement. Some of the smaller Some speculation as to the legality of the estimated tax rate of 28.C mill; has been indulged ill since that figure made known last Krl- d.iv "evening. There arc some hold that the rale estimated then, which will come very nearly V-eing correct, is higher than allowed by the slatutes. They contend that the rate stall uot he more than 20 mills on the dollar for debenture, and general taxes combined. In support of this lliey quote Sec. 26 of the Letlibridge charter, which sajs "Tr.c council shall each year as- sess and levy nri the whole-rateable propertj v, tthin Its jurisdiction'a'suf- ficienl sum to p.iyjail valid debts ot the city lalling .due within; the year, making due allowance for tic' cost of collection 'and Ihe' abatement and losses which may occur m the collec- tion thereof, but the council shall not levy in any year more than an aggregate of two cents on the dol- lar, exclusive of school rates, and lo- cal Improvement rates, upou the. to- tal value of the assessable property within the cily'f according to the last revised assessment Herc thc-ratcable-and assessable property come-in conflict once more. According lo the 'rilling lias recently been able properly includes-all exemptions that a rate ol two-cents or 20 mills may be levied on the total assessment, and not on the rateable property only. This vpar the excmrn tions 'amount lo almost one-third of the vvhble'asscssmenf, so tha.t it ap- pears "as if it would be. possible to fix a rate as high as thirty mills on the rateable property lor general and debenture without trans- gressing the law. Some of those isho .arc following the matter, howcicr, intend to get expert, legal opinion on the matter hi-tore they are satisfied that, the city has a right to exceed the 20 mill rate for debenture and gene'ral June. ot the nxnt prominent leaders of the militant mf- fraEettes organisation and of their male supporters, were today found guilty al Ibe central criminal court conspiracy to commit malicious dam- age to property. The trial bad last- ed several The women were officials of tie Wo- man's Social and Political Union. Tho jury hauded in a recommendation for mercy in the eases of Mist LaVe, Mlsj Lennox and -Misn Barrett. Juttlco Phlllimore passed sentence.'on tae ml> itont suffragettes as follows: MiEs KeDuy, JS months. Mrs. Saundera, months. Sliss Kerr, 12 .months. Jliss 3 months. JIIss Lake and Miss Lentioi months each. Jlr. Clayton, 21 months. All the prisoners were committed to rhe Ihlrd division which entails hard, labor. Each' defendant ordered to pay one seventh of the cost of the prosecution and was bound over to ktep'the peace'for a year alwr. period of imprisonment. With-the. ex- J-. edition of Saundera, women loudly, proclaimed their Inten- tion ot-golng on "hunger strike." Dramatic _ In an impassioned speech" in "deteiisa concluding -words created Ini-. towns ol Alberta; even though theiri purposes. The.debenture a'r.d'gcneral assessment is steadily increasing and there Js no sign ol a setback are ex- periencing difliculty in placing loans. A large number of new villages are bcir.g organized throughout the pro- vinces'. Considerably increased pow- ers of sclf-Kovernmer.t were given to villages at the .last session of the legislature, and these powers arc be- ing pretty generally employed. Hail insurance will be put on a municipal basis in some ot'the rural municipal- ilies which arc lor'ming themselves into hail insurance districts a's pro- v'idcd ur.der the.iiural Jlunicipalities Act. "tiMi will" isttc -Place in Cal- gary on Iho evening of the SOth June. arnr.l Ixxlge aonalons will be mixed with entertainment on the 1st and 2nd of .luly, and Lethbrldfe "will he woll rcprcseuCfcil. July _3rd booltcil Medicine llnf, and the local lodge will meal tlie dlslluiulshed .UMtors m their arrhal at Lethbridge at 16.10 on the 4th Insl. j The program as drawn ouj at pres- ent Includes a special session of lodge Prido of al 7.30 p.m., Infor- mal reception at 0.15, be followed by a banquet M the 3. O. K. liall at.U.K. 'The ylsWa'.will be given a civic welcome by'the'nmy; or at this and several of the leading men of will he present Sat- urday T.-jll be devoted to automobile trips .showing tho visitors the're. sources of Ihe cily and surrounding district, and it is cipccted the Board of Trade, will take sonio part In this feature, in the'evening the [directors of the 3. 0. K. Mall Co. wilt enter- loin at dinner. The visitor: re- main .In the. city and leave- for Macleod on Ihe morning ol tnt: itn, niiero mi elaouram'. pi Is already prepared. -Thp K, ably decorated nrit occasion, and the fidt-nt that .viuil, LU.Letlj- bridge wlli b0'.ono._qf the moat Inter- of the whole lour, ATHABASCA LIBERALS SELECT "ONE OF BRAINIEST MEN'IN PROVINCE A3' CAN. DIDATE Athabasca, June Al largely attended convention, JIou. A. G. Mac- j EIGHT MEN WERE DROWNED ROIU onftbe'Bamc at from ion to' ICO, being .Ihe. highest among cent, bon READY FOR CAUCUS June MeeXs of work on the Underwent MrlfNliJII Irail.pri of.Ihi SeuaTe'have, nearly completed ttiel will.have the revised rnea sure'rea.dy party caucus som dai- this .w.etilt'. v'-. Rolhcrham, Ens., June Bight men were drowned and many bad narrow escapes. when Brown's near here was flooded today. In extending a tunnel, t.-orkmen accidentally lapped a water' vein, and a torrent rushed in -filling the ahad, preEsion. "If I have got to die to she said, "I will die villinilr wfcav ever the Verdict of the lary lpday.7. The ehlrnnce of the aceuted, alia Harriet'Kerr, Mlts'Asnei.Laai, P.achel- Barren, Mrs. Beatrice .Saun- i dcrs, Annie Mlsi and'Edward Clayton, obtmlcal viser to the suffragettes, jurt crowded. Women, .Jorlly of the audience among.fcem eing Mrs Winsloa ife of ihe lint of the judmlr- ty, and MieR Violet AfquIUi, dauih- er of the premier. Sllsa ay In asserted-that ctlo'n of the Ulster Unlonlila. aal peeches of cabinet ed the suffragettes in In rder to set ed, and furnished ample wamat for le.course'purBued by further justiflcBtlon. she IrfoketT.ViBd of cabinet ave hunted and hounded the rom pillar 'to post, suppiW The present government has a re-' cord In the of. wonwir auf- rage ihaji any others. It haa tieat- !d the aspirations of the women Dora abominable than 'any 'British 'Oavern- raent since. As for 1 belonj irorlt- at class. At the age ot fen I wu a lalf-tlmer In a factory. I joined the movement becaftw of rlbly cruel condltlonB under', which women Toried in'the Brltlih Isles." "I am a rebel'and a'rtbel I ain' until women reotlfo the If, Uke Mlsi Darlson. If eeBiry.'for me to sacrirloa then I Jhall tlioly die." LONDON ENJOYS SUN9HINB London, June nncat-'daj' :ln two yean the. weather was again brilliantly lit with siiteen hours of sunihlDe. lo'lhe shade tha temperature Teas' 81 (and there atty cajes of, heat itrlto." Vanco June J. ieit session to appoint a member of a Undon brokerage, firm vlne.lal board of control wlib of that namo bandies Bank of Montreal and bus- Iness In Knglaod, has iusi made a. pro- posal to .K ing a sv whereby ISritlsh lie suft j munlelpalltles nhen the latter -vlih lo Issue defMntrnM to borrow, money -'The governments lo guarantee the bonds --commendatldn of this board. i, arranging advance al all timet that to ;