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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Lethbridge, Alberta. June Number 101 GOOD CROP IN K. OF P. BUILD THE SOUTH Splendid Samples Are Brought From Cardston W, H. Brown, of Cardston, brought to the Herald office this morning some samples of grain from his dis- trict that clearly show that there is no crop failure in that part oi the country. The spring wheat is an ex- cellent sample, being line >and strong, rich in color and standing from twen- ty to twenty-four inches high. The winter wheat is looking fine Mr. Brown's sample measured from three feet four inches to three fee' eight inches fully headed ou and is looking healthy and strong. The winter rye stands from four feet six inches to four feet eight, and is an excellent sample. Mr. Brown, asserts that these are not special samples, but that there arc; thousands of acres all over the district just as good as the samples he had. The grain is standing thick and there is every prospect of a bumper yiekL Last week he drove around the country from Spring Coulee to Kim- ball to Beazcr, and all through the district the crops were in the same stale. Near New Dayton While Mr. Brown was in the office a. couple of gentlemen dropped in who had just returned from a trip out around Warner and New Dayton. They stated that the Miami Fanning Co., has eight hundred acres of winter wheat as good as the sample Mr. Brown had with him on their big farm .south-west of New Dayton. The crops in that vicinity are all looking fine. The Knights of -Pythias Order, which recently sold its building in block 46, Round street, to Messrs. Bryan, Short and Lafi- crty, will proceed immediately to erect a more commodious block on the opposite side of the street, cov- ering the whole of the north fifty feet of lots 1, 2, 3, and -1, block 45, which was purchased from Mrs. C. A. Magrath. Architect E. E. Carver has the plans or the building com- pleted. They show stores on the ground floor and a hall, excelling any other in the city, upon the second floor. The building is to be rushed to completion with all possible haste. SUFIS AGAINST COAL COMPANIES Wife And Children Get Dam ages-Evidence In ALIVE AND WELL Aged Engineer Lost In Woods For a Month TORNADO AT GLADSTONE Gladstone, Man., June tor- nado which passed here last night took skating rink, grand stand and fence at the exhibition grounds, also a large stack off the mill which fell through Williams' Bros, warehouse. AGED JAIL GOVERNOR DIED AT SHERBROOKE Que.. June Kied, governor of Sherbrooke jail, is dead, aged 82 years. He succeeded his father as governor of the district jail in 1861. He. was the oldest gov- ernor-in the .province and probably in Canada. SELECT PRINCIPAL IN AUGUST Kdmonton, June Dr. Mc- Queen says.that teaching'will com- mence at the now Presbyterian col- lege next winter. Three subscrip- tions of ten thousand dollars cadi have been received from D. R. Fraser. Crafts, Lee and Gallinger and John A. McDougall, M.P.P. The governing body -will meet in August and select a principal. Uc-iorc Mis Honor Judge Carpenter sitting in the District Court at Cole- man last week three suits for dam- ages against coal companies by em- ployees or relatives of former em- ployees were heard. In all three cases W. C. Simmons, of Simmons Shepherd, Lethbridge, appeared for the plaintiffs and Colin Macleod for the respondents. The first case was Van Duren vs. International Coal Coke Co., Ltd., for The plaintiffs were the wife and five children Van Duren, who was killed in the re- spondent's mine during February last by being crushed between cars. Eigh- teen hundred dollars was .-paid into court, and His Honor instructed" one- hall of it to be paid to the widow and the other .half invested by the clerk of the court for the children, with leave to apply to the court for further directions in regard to the children's share. The next case was Carota vs. Hill- crest Coal Coke Co., the plaintiff, who resides in Italy, being the father of a man fatally injured in an acci- dent at the mine, and sued for 800.'- The court ordered the evidence of applicant in Italy to be taken by commission. The third was Michael vs. Hillcrest Coal Coke Co. Plaintiff had his fingers crushed while working in the mine. He continued to work for some time when blood poisoning set in and he was. incapacitated from work from Nov. 29th last until Dec. 29th. The defendants set up that the blood poisoning was not contracted in the course of their employment. The court ordered written arguments to be filed within one the solicitors for the respective parties. Port Arthur, June '20. Captain Walpole Roland, 83 years old, min- ing engineer, who strayed from a prospecting party .one month ago in the Lake Manitou gold district, has been found. Several experienced vate and government search parties had given up hope ot finding the aged captain alive, but after subsisting on poplar leaves and'water for 31 days, the marvellously.strong will, and con- stitution of the captain conquered and he is to-day alive, and excepting being physically weak, is apparently none the worse. Attracted by birch bark parchments scattered by the captain the Dominion Government ge- ologist survey party under Dr. G. L. Parsons, oi Toronto, and Messrs. Thompson, searched and found him about a mile from the track from which he strayed. A correspondent had a short interview, with Captain RUSHED AT ONCE Blame For Delay Is Ex-Aid.: E. A. Cunningham wrote to the city council last night, fol- lowing up the correspondence he had had with the council and the Board of Trade, urging haste in the matter of sewerage purification. He stated that up to May 21st there were twenty-three cases of ty- phoid fever, and no deaths at Dia- mond City, seventeen cases and one death at R6yal City, and eight cases and two deaths at No. 6, and since that time a number" of more cases and one death occurred at each place, all caused by the contamination of the Belly river by 'Lethbridge's sew- erage. It appeared, he said, that the. responsibilit .rested upon the responsibility .rested Provincial Sanitary Inspector, since an experimental plant was only just British And American Disputes Will Be Settled London, June report that Jas. Bryce, British ambassador at Washington, has been asked to sigu the British-American pecuniary claims agreement, was officially confirmed by. Thomas McKinnon Wood, under-secrc- tary of state for foreign affairs in the House of Commons, to-day. Wood Stated that the foreign office was now in communication -with the state of the United States with regard to'the .terms of the publication-of the agree- ment. The signing of the agreement marks the end of the prolonged nego- tiations. The last general claims commission was convened in 1853. It dealt' with claims that had arisen since 1812; and in the 1700's. The civil claims were not disposed of. The present negotiations thus concerned HIS WAY WEST KNIGHTS GET Petewawa Military Camp, June 20. General French left to-day for Cal- gary. He sails for England from Quebec on July 8th. His report of what- he has seen in Canada will be made to the war office. Gen. French said he was delighted and very agree- ably surprised with the work of the artillerymen. He was delighted, es- pecially, at the spirit and energy of everyone. Every man seemed to be anxious to do his best. Asked bow the class of here compared with those in the British Army, Gen- eral French replied, "Well, you can- not expect me to answer that, I have to report ou many matters to the War Office, and of course I cannot talk regarding them." Roland on private business matters, and was favorably impressed with the keen unimpaired mind which one might not have been surprised to see affected. Captain Roland leaves for his home in Port Arthur on No. 96, Tuesday afternoon. being constructed by him, although it j claims between the two governments ating back from 1812, and general laims which have arisen since 1853. n the general arbitration treaty he- ween the United States and Great Britain which was signed in 1908 a provision was made- by which the treaty would apply to existing pe- cuniary claims. It is said to be prob- able the agreement when made public will be found to provide for a com- mission of three persons, which .will determine the merits of'Several de- mands. LEGAL WORK IN POLICE COURT was three years ago that the provin- cial government ordered the muryci- palities oi Alberta to install septic The letter was received and and the city engineer notified to push the matter of installing a septic tank here as rapidly as possible. MACLEOD TANGLE IS NOW SETTLED BOB EDWARDS' CASE BEFORE GRAND JURY Winnipeg. June summer as- sizes opened here this morning with the thermometer dangerously near 100 in ihe shade. the charges before the grand jury are Robert C. Edwards, Eye Opener, charged with circulating immoral literature, and Charles Coling, two indictments for circulating immoral literature. .Macleod. Aka.j June The town, council last night rescinded its vote locating new cement sidewalks on re sidence streets 10 feet from property line John L. .Fawcett thereupon with- drew his resignation. A mail ballot of ratepayers showed a. large majority in favor of a five foot interval. fc DOWN TO MANAGER OF MINE KILLED IRRIGATION IN NORTHWARD Discontinuance Is Referrei To City Solicitor On Legal Points C.B. Bowman, as agent for th owners of lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, Tur- ner Addition, wrote to the city coun- cil last night asking the city to .dis- continue using the property as a right of .way for ditches. Aid. King in moving that the mat- ter be referred to the city solicitor, said that he was not bucking the wish of the owners of the property, but the matter was an important one, about which there had been much talk, and which, he thought, should be settled for once and for all. He had heard it, said that if anyone liked to bring an- fin junction against the city, the city up against it for discontinuing the supply oi irri- gation water, and he thought they Matter Was Favorably Con- sidered By the City Council City Council Will Get After the Attorney General <1 Chief 61' Police Gillespie the city council last night calling at- tention to'the increase oi legal busi- ness in.his "department, and respect- ully asking that some arrangements be made by which more of be looked after by the city solicitor. He said that the legal, business in his department was almost sufficient to occupy the whole time of one man. A motion was made referring the matter to the police committee for instant report. So after the coun- cil meeting the committee sat and discussed the question. H was the general opinion that the chief could1 not be expected to L'O lawyers' work or prosecute cases in the police except common drunks and petty breaches of the peace, and yet as a letter from the attorney-general's department which was before the council some months ago, and which was re-read, pointed out, C. F. P. Conybcare, the jrown prosecutor and agent of the attorney- general was not authorized to tppcar in the public police court attention to the unique person cases except under order from ihe ric- aiitv of tne preSent executive. Gov partrnent or in exceptional cases ernor Eberhart is to be given an op portiinity TO discover whether people have approved his course as governor and whether or not he can be elevat EBERHART IS NOMINATED Governor Of Minnesota Is Unanimous Choice Of Party St. Paul, June full state tick- et was nominated and resolutions re- lating to national politics introduced in the Republican state convention which opened in SL Paul Auditorium this morning at 11 o'clock. Governor A. 0. Eberhart had no opposition as head of the ticket. May- or Herbert P. Keller. St. Paul, acted as temporary chairman and A. J Kocknee of Zumbrota was permanent chairman. Governor A. O. Eberhart is today the leader of his by popular selection. His nomination Two Bodies Found In Chig- necto Mine After the Explosion should have the solicitor's opinion he- Pythian Grand Lodge Next The Alberta Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias opened this morn- ing in the Castle Hall, Round street, with nearly ail representatives pres- ent and the following officers in their places: Grand Chancellor, C. W. Mc- Jnnis; Acting Grand Vice Chancellor, H. V. Fieldhouse; Grand Prelate, 1. Leyshon.; Grand Keeper oi Records and Seals, Chas. H. Stapleford; Grand Master of Exchequer, F. P. Beairsto; Grand Master at Arms, W. A. Irwin; Grand Inner Guard, W. G. Watford, and Grand Oater Guard, P. K. Walters. The lodge was formally opened by the Grand Chancellor, and the cre- dential committee, consisting of C. F. P. Conybeare, S. G. Davies and A. M. Ritchie, reported, the following representatives present: T. W. Bas- sett, Medicine Hart.; S. G. Davies and A. M. Ritehie, Lethbridge; A. C: Tucker, Pincher Creek; Thos. Haines, Uoleman; A. S. Thurber, D.G.C. of Namon; P. T. Mosely, Okotoks; A. A. Woodward, H. Vincent, Calgary; L. H. dimming and E. A. Earle, Olds; C. H. Stapleford, G.K.R.S. and F. P. Beairsto, G.M.B., and E. W. Rose of Sedgewick; o. H. Anderson and A. L. Lane, Riley; p. D. Sinrpson, D. U.G.C., H. V. Pieldhouse, H. Ferguson, Tofield; R. j. Gillis D.D. G.C., W. G. Walford G.I.G., C. W. ilac- innis, G.C., and W. A. Irwin, Edmonton. Orher delegates will arrive ternoon and tonight and a number of Past Chancellors are also in at- tendance. At eleven o'clock Chancellor Com- mander C. Ross Tate and vice Chan- PROMINENT MONTREALER DEAD Montreal, June death oc- curred this morning of Richard White, president of the Montreal Gazette Printing Co., publishers of the Ga- zette, the only English morning pa- per in Montreal. He had been fail- ing in 'health for some time and had Secretary Thomasson', of tho j C.A. wrote to the council jast night saying that he had bcrn instructed by his executive committee to take up with the council the matter oi pub- lic playgrounds in the city, now that it was intended to plow up and im- prove Gait Park. He said that Y.M.C.A. would undertake to super- intend and care for any playgrounds for the first year free of cost, and which have to be at once reported to the department. In a letter from Mr. Conyboare sent some months ago, and which was also.re-read, it was pointed out that while as city solicitor he was ready to go to the police court and defend all by-laws, yet that did net cover attending to criminal cases in the police court as crown prosecutor, j the state has ever had. Coming into The committee decided that the best j office under these circumstances he move was to get down and hammer the attorney-general's department, place the city's difficulties before it and see if some provision could not ed by popular choice to an office to which he succeeded by accident. Governor Eberhart succeeded to th governorship under the most trying circumstances. He succeeded a popu hind them. Aid. Bowman said that he thoroughly familiar with the rangcments made with the A. was ar- ic. Halifax, June of those vhose duty it was to see that the olliery of the Maritime Railway and Jowcr Company at Chignecto was afe, are dead, as the result of an xplosion in the mine at 3 o'clock his morning. Battered and dutfgur- d by the force of the explosion the body Wm. Stevens, .the of he Chignecto found at 9 k. to-night in the east section of the nineteen hundred foot level. The de- ceased, accompanied by a young lad named went into the mine about 2 k. this morning to test the different levels and balconies the first shift went' to work. Shortly after they went down into the minp. the muffled roar of an explosion was heard at the mouth of the pit, and the alarm was at once sounded, which brought the men in force to ihe bankhead-building. It was not known in what part of the mine the explo- sion occurred and the presence of gas following the explo- sion made the work of rescue slow. The men and management labored to- gether to clear the slope and levels of the deadly gas and as fast as the gas receded the searching parties ad- vanced. Late in the afternoon the body of Wood was found in the east section of the nineteen hundred fnoi level. His remains were but slight- ly marked. Beyond the place wb.-re the body was found there was a heavy fall of coal, and it was not I. Co. some years ago, and there was j no fear of any injunction against the city. The city had paid ten thous- and dollars to the company to bring the water up to the limits of the city, otherwise the company wou'.ri not have irrigated the land immedi- ately surrounding the city and have stopped their canal some miles away and taken it off in the direction of Chin. As for putting the water into the city it had been done of '.heir own free will and purely as an ad- vertisement. Aid. King repeated that he was not kicking, he knew, it was impos- sible to distribute the water through the city now, but he would like the matter settled for once and for ail, and the council exonerated in matter. Mr. Bowman's letter consequently was referred to the citv solicitor. celior J. George Harper of Lethbridge Lodge No. 2, read addresses of wel- come on behalf of the Lethbridge Lodge and were replied to by R j 'Gillis, D.D.G.C, of Edmonton. Tie following pointed: committees .were'ap- F. P. Beairsto, X. E. Rose and R. J. Gillis. INSPECTION OF COLONIAL TROOPS By Commander Of the Med- iterranean-Colonies Agreeable lar of the most popular this cVcni.nS that the remains of taken little interest in the affairs of would co-operate with the council in the company. He one of the host knotwn citizens of the city, and took a prominent, part in its affairs. He was born in Quebec in 1S53. HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY MADE GOOD PROFITS London, June annual re- port of the Hudson's Bay Company shows a profit of pounds. The amount at credit of lands department [s pounds. The dividends have already been announced. The amount carried forward is 11L031 pounds. The newly appointed directors of Hudson's Bay Co. are Richard Rur- any move in the matter the council might make. The letter was referred to the parks committee. Aid. Hatch said .that in conversation with Dr. W. S. Galbraith he had remarked that there was a block of land on Court- land street, east, belonging to the school hoard, which had been offered to the football club for a playground. Dr. had thought that the properly would suit the purpose first rale. Aid. Bowman said he would take the matter up with the school board; he hart no doubt but what it would he agreeable. He also said there was a block of- land east of Westminster Road; block belonging to the A. be made for the handling of criminal code cases in the police court, es- pecially when the defendants are rep- resented by counsel. has made good and today was accord- ed a unique compliment of a nomina- tion without opposition. Slovens were found. bidge, of Harrods Stores who are cred- ited with an offer to buy att the Hud-' JR: I. Co., which had always been son's Bay stores, W. P. Smith of Xew York. William Mackenzie president of the C. R.. and R. M. Kindersley of Ivnzard Co. The retiring directors arc the Earl of Lichficld and W. V. Mor- gan. cxempj from taxation, and which he thought might he obtained for a sim- ilar purpose. The parks committee will look into the matter regarding {he. placing on the grounds of swings and so forth for, children. KOSS PAID THE PENALTY Protested That Canadian Justice Gave Him a Cold Deal North' Bay, June Ross was executed here at seven o'clock this morning.for the murder of his chum, Percy Parkinson, at Bamore, in the Tcmiskaming district last winter. He walked to the scaffold with a smile, and protested: that he had shot in self-defence, and that Canadian justice had given him a c deal. Owing to his remarkable vi- tality the victim's heart beat fifteen minutes after his neck was broken. Hangman Ellis officiated. GAY FESTIVITIES WITH QUEEN'S OWN RiFLES Toronto. June thousand people enjoyed the pageant and patri- otic drill at Exhibition Park tonight connection with the Queen's Own Rifles festivities. It was a most bril- liant spectacle depicting epochs in Canadian history. Four hundred school children and five hundred ad- were in gay cosnimes. HEAVY RAIN IN SOUTH A good IHMVV two hours' rain fell ilast night in the south country, start- ing at Magrath. tht country to Card- ston and beyond rain is reported. Along the south lino the rain started at New Dayton and is reported as fallingj heavily all the way to the boundary, t London, June King Queen received Earl Grey and eral Sir Ian Hamilton, on the .MANITOBA ELECTIONS SET FOR JULY Winnipeg. June an- ticipated a week since, the Manitoba elections arc set for July llth, nominations being a week earlier, the fourth. This was given out at a cab- inet meeting yesterday. j. WIXDSTOKM AT PORTAGE Follows Excessive Crops Burning Rain Needed Portage La Prairie, June 20. The, district around Portage was visited j Crewe emphasized that there was no by a heavy windstorm this evening, 'question of this country sending ai doing considerable damage, blowing! officer, however eminent, to inspec the tops off barns, etc. The ther- -self-governing dominion's forces ex tor's appointment to the Inspector- Generalship of the Mediterranean anc overseas force. General French is now Inspector-General of the home forces. In the Commons Col. Sceley stat- ed in respect to Canada's commer- cial treaties that they made with full knowledge and consent of the Colonial Office. He said the course will be adopted in respect to other self-governing Dominions. In the House of Lordb, Baron Luc as stated that the Overseas Domin ions would be asked at the next Inv perial Conference, whether they ap- proved of the idea of their forces be- ing inspected by the Commanoer-in Chief of the Mediterranean. Par e and per A. Bas- seDt, A. M. Ritchie and H. W. Tucker. M. Vincent, Thomas Haines and 0. H. Anderson. Appeals and W. Wal- lace, A. M. Ritchie and S. G. Davies. State of the J. A. A. Woodward and J. M. Lane. ,y. Fieldhouse, C. F.. P. Conybeare and L. H. Gumming. Me teal f, E. E. Stinipson and F. A. BassetL Distributkm-C. F. P. Conybeare, A. A. Woodward and H. B. Fieldhouse. The following representatives and the Past then took the Grand odgc Rank: A. M. Ritchie, D. L. Mar- nail, R..W. Wallace, N. E. Rose, S. Davies, E. D. Stimsson, Thomas mines', "A: S. Thurber, J. M. Lane, 0. L Anderson, T. A. Bassett and H. L Tucker. The Grand Chancellor then ordered i recess until two o'clock this after- noon in order that the distribution lommittee may dissect the reports of he grand officers and apportion them o the various committees. When'the odge meets again this afternoon the of these committees will be received. The election of officers takes tomorrow morning. Altogether be- tween one hundred and twenty-five and one hundred and fifty knights are visiting the city for the Grand Lodge and the pilgrimage of Omar Knyyam Temple of the Dramatic Order of the Knights of Jvormssan or "Dokies" as ihey are commonly known, which takes place on Thursday. In this pil- grimage forty tyros "will cross the burning sands" and big things will be doing, real live camels having been procured for this work. The will meet in the Majestic theatre and the parade of Tyros through the street will be for the puWic the most inter- esting feature of the whole visit of Hythians to Letnbridge. and Gen- .'lafr- ccpt at the request of the respectiv governments. The impression at mometer registered 100 degrees in the shade yesterday and as warm to- day. No rain fell last evening, but j last imperial conference was that the is baiily needed as the grain is just real desire was, as iar as possible to being totally burned out. obtain uniformity in equipment r-Tid 'character of forces throughout thedit- Dr. Gray, coroner. Peterboro. fell ferent parts of the Empire, and col- from a window and died from the !n- onies would welcome such inspection juries. as suggested. REV. DR. BRYCE SIGNED THE QUEEN'S OWN ROLL Toronto, 500 ex- members of the Queen'a Own Rifles signed their names to the roll at tbe registration headquarters. Among the names appended "by ex-members is Dr. George Bryee of Winnipeg, a color-sergeant serving from 1S63 to 1S67. Dr. Bryce is one of Winnipeg's most prominent divines. He "was in active service in the Fenian Raid irk 1865. to SETTLERS RECORD L. Scott, from Lumas. Wash.. BurdetX E. Greenfield; from Brandon, Man., to Lethbrtdge. ;