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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE. ALEERTA. SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1914 NUMBER 167 -j- Influential Group of Montreal Capitalists Behind Him More millions to develop Uic Sweet Grass oil fields Ira.E. returned from the south last nightf going direct to Cal- gary, admitted, to the Herald that he hart sold two sections of his lease in 1-12, .through J. C.-'-MacKay of Cal- garj to two groups of Montreal cap- italists, .who millions of dol- lars. These- two groups will form companies to.develop to the.full, the holdings which they have acquired, include sbinc land in the Oko- toke. field.- One .of the companies is capitalized at and the oth- er at Mr. MacKay, .who .ia-a nephew of Senator MacKay, and a cousin of George B. MacKay of this city, 1ms been .quietly .buying, up leases in Cal- the past few He lias out no definite information, other than; to say that the Montreal already, vitally interested in the Alberta oil fields, and that more money T'ill be forthcoming if another strike is made The tuo companies will have drills on thes ground just as soon as possible. The drilliug sites have not yet been chosen, but experts .will be engaged to pick out, the very boat locations. No stonlf offered to the public for but be all controlled exclu- sively by the 'Montreal financiers, the RUSSIANS UNDER DEATH SENTENCE BEHAVE QUIETLY Alta.; June Joe Smith and Max Manelik, the three Calgary Rus- sians, convicted.of the murder of Pay- jnaster John of the'Exshaw "Wui us, are" ing very quiet .manner, and giving no' trouble guards.- .Sokoloff and Smith seem absolutely .indifferent, to the .extreme .punishment, awaiting them on August 26, the date of the execution. Manelilc, however, ap- pears to feel keenly his terrible posi- tion, and has none of the air of brav- ado about him which characterizes the other men. All three men are con- fined In No. 1 guard room at the bar- racks, two being In the observation cells, and the other In a cell specially constructed in the centre guard room. The death watch is being carried out by three constables, who volun leered for the duty. wholo issue of one company being en- tirely underwritten "at the present lime. Mr. Segur would give out no further information. When asked, if lie had sold oil leases to the parties mention- ed, he said, "J guess I did all right." When asked as to tbe price, Mr. Se- gur transformed into the 'proverbial clam. "The parties who purchased can tell you if they caro to, "but I am not at liberty to do Big Influx of Irrigators is About to Start Wilson Skeitb, local agents for the C.I.MI. department of Natural Re- sources, this morning received the fol- lowing wire from Chicago: "The Canadian.Pacific Railway's dis- trict representatives, covering'the Un- ited States from coast to coast, is gathered in convention at -the Con- gress Hotel, under the presidency of J. S. assistant'to'the presi- dent. The eon'ventidh is-discussing the business of-'the past sis'months, and the prospects .for'the balance of the year. Agents predict a heavy in- flux from south of the line to the Ca- nadian west. Interest'in the west's agricultural opportunities are becom- ing continually-more present splendid crop prospects in the United States..3vill' .have the- effect of increasing tG CnuEuui. u7 placing in- a better financial position, and as-soon as the crop is harvested a big movement is antici- pated. T "The. throwing open to settlers of the eastern section of irrigated lands terms, including no pay- ment bC principal or water rental'at the end of the, first year, and other concessions, has aroused enthusiasm of United States farmers will flock in large numbers to the irrigated areas of Alberta." WILL CARRY RELIEF FREE Dominion Relief Exprees Co. Will Help in of Hillcrest Sufferers Lashes Given at Macleod Barracks For the First Time Local Manager Taylor .of the Do- minion Express Co., informs the Her- ald that the company will carry free of charge any provisions or clothing I for the relief of widows and orphans I of the miners who lost their lives at Orphans Relief Committee." Parcels so addressed will be called for and delivered free of charge. VILLA'S WARRIORS SHOW NO MERCY GENERAL VILLA Zeacatecas, Mexico, June serting their wounded arid abandon- ing their the General Barron's once powerful army today nearing Aguascalientes, sore- ly pressed by Villa's cavalry. When overtaken'yesterday the.Federals de- serted their wounded. His Activity in the Coutts Field Turns Much Capital in That Direction HIS DRILLERS ARE BUSY Macleod, AHa., June the brutal offence of wife-beating, William Barnes .of Calgary received fifteen lashes nt-the liacleod Barracks early this morning. Barnes stood the se- vere punishment fairly ws'il, but lias received a lesson which he will uu- doubtedJy remember for ihe rest of his life. The officer commanding this division, the police surgeon, the ser- Keant-mnjor, t'He provost 'and assist- ant provost were present, while tha imnishment was. inflicted. The of- fence for 'which this, exemplary punish- ment was inflicted was committed in Calgary, and wna of a particularly hru- tnl nature. This is the first ease, of whipping that has taken place in Mac- leod and an outside man was brought in to administer the punishment. Ira E. Segur has an'added amount of faith in the Coutts oil lowing every trip he makes to ihat territory. Mr. Segur passed through the city !ast night after spending two days on the site where the first oil well in the Lethbridge district will be sunk, and ne is more than ever confident that money he has expended so far, and will spend in the testing out "of the district will'be well spent, and that his drillers will bring in the magic fluid at a depth much less ttian the producers in the north have been compelled to go. Mr. Segur started several loads, of machinery from Coutts on The man Who held the hauling con- tract backed out after he had taken a The parcels must fta_ ad- tpeep at the big drills through the car dressed to the "Hillcrest Wido'ws door. They were-too heavy for him, and Mr. Segur was compelled to search for another freighter. There are three carloads of machinery at the boundary, and another is expect- ed from the north any day. Paul Perraud, one of Mr. Segur's trusted men, find a driller of many wells in California, is still on the job east of Coutts, and will remain there as superintendent. Jack Dougherty, another experienced oi! man, is on the ground, and has been delegated chief driller. There is a staff of seven men all told: and they are working with might and main to get the mach- inery in the drill house and the der- ricks erected, so that boring may pro- ceed as soon as possible, probably within two weeks' time, Mr. Segur reports heavy rains in the south, although he -was able- to motor to the well site without difficul- ty. All depends on the weather froni now on. It It remains fine, the mach- DENIES HILLCREST RUMOR Manager Brown of the Hill- crest collieries, called the Her- aid this afternoon: OVer the long distance telephone, and absolutely denied.the HillcreBt dispatch of yesterday to the ef- feet that the company would be unable to pay compensation, and WKJ likely to. go into liquid- atlon as a result of the dlsas- 'ter.. He stated that none of the directors ever authorized suon a statement, 'which 'is causing consternation in. the Pass. The company 'expects to have no difficulty in meet- Ing drain- the disaster will make or. its resources.' .j. heavy to haul 01 inery will lie hauled in two or three days, but if it is wet, there 'will be a delay, -as the drills are much too ground. Two Out of Every 3 School Pupils Have Bad Teeth Most Serious Feature of the Schools' Medical Officer's Health is Average Sixtv-one per cent, of tlic school j in many.cssc.s would be in order, children of Lethbridge have defective j .V15'01.1 one in every eleven pu- to avoid being made the butt of rude Hillcrest yvhen they vent down into the wrecked mine to TSCUC any ot their brother workers who might, he fouiul with a sparH of life still in them. Men were ng lo make the supreme sacrifice if need be to save t-be lives oi those iy- ng hclplesfi in the mine, it was of little avail. Only two brought out Ivy the rescuers tvivetl. One. hundred and eighty-nine .liveR were snnlTeil out almost in the I ihat the glasses are often discarded j Uvinkliiig of an eye. "THOUSANDS ARE Final Official Figures of the Hillcrest Holocaust Given Out ONLY 48 RESCUED! Norman Frazer Will Give Ex- pert Evidence at Coming Investigation HUMAN INTEREST ITEMS JUllcrett Jimp est-and official' figures of the Hilk'rcst holocaust place the number of-vic- tims at These figures were giv- en out the othei du In Chief Pro- vincial' Inspector John Stirling: Number of men on shoft 237 Rescued 48 Bodies identified................ 1S2 Bodies not Identified 4 Bodies still in .mine Total dead 189 Tbe'officials of'-District NO. 18, U. W. "of A., have secured the services of chief pro- vincial-mine .inspector, to give expert evidence at .the inquiry. Some dire .cases, of need are found iii Hillcrest at present. Most of the families are having six'to, ten children in minor years. Sin.ce. Friday last lio. less-than eight births have'taken place, rthe mothers in a.11 cases being widowed by the calamity. Petr'ie, wiho suffered the loss of three sons, men, is at "present. lying .in .the. :hpspritnlr and1 doctors doubt her prospects of recovery. One insane, threa-children to the mercy, ot the world. be' quoteuMo dire {distress, whteh follows Una terrible tragedy. SamuelCliarHon, one of the vic- -was'-married just a month prev- ious -to1-the disaster, and at the same time .-was installed as layreader of tb'e Anglican churchi at Hillcrest. another victim, had intended leaving on Monday for his old home Nova Scotia, accompan- ied iljy his 'brother Andrew. In con- versation with them two days before the disaster, they stated that they were tired of mining and would.go back east on the farm. Rod was kill- ed and his body is now en route to River Hibbert, Scotia, accom- panied by his grief stricken brother. He was -but -13 years of ago and a member of a family of ten brothers. The remains' of his brother-in-law, W. Neafcb; are also enroute east, accom- panied by Mrs. Xeatli. Robert, James and Alex Petrie were members of the Frank Methodist church orchestra. "Bob" was a -favor- ite on the football field, but all three were well known and popular young len. ,T: S. Quigley, the mine superintend- ent, 'had just completed a new house in Hillcrest..iuto which he would.have moved leaves a wife and 8ve children, the eldest about 11 rs. Ills'brother, Thomas, was also a vicUm'of the explosion, One of the aaddest facts in connec- tion with the disaster is the death of Mr.. Murray .and his three sons. Mr. (Continued on page GEO. Cities Must Help Country Get More Rural Population Jimc Hury, vjce-presilient in charge of the uvstorn lities of the Canadian I icifit railway, returned this even- ing from a very extended trip through the west. Ho went out via southern Mani- to! i and through Saskatchewan, through southern Alberta and -the Koote'nays, spent some time on the S. .DENNIS Assistant to the president, In charge of t'ne C. P, R. department of Natural Resources, who predicts a big rush of Irrigation farmers from the States Hillcrest Relief Fund .Strong men risked their lives the other 'day at teeth. i P''s defective. The a That is the most startling state-1 men't made in tho'report of Dr. "tl': ihoae medical health olticer for j Let'hbridgc City .schools. The whjcb follows, has rjusl lieen handed to the board of education. However, Dr. Taylor is not worry- ing because two out, of every three pupils have faulty grinders. A largo percentage of the' 1500 pupils exain- 'Ined.-.sirring.the year'arc jtist'r.t, the! age where they "arc-getting rid of their, first" tenth to make for the new set that is to last, a life-time. mentions that, n little niorcriiheral.usc of Uic j.okes. This, he declares., is to be de- plored. arc requir- j The verbatim report follows Ihc Page Securing of Percheron Futurity is Bringing Hundreds of Exhibits BEST STRINGS IN WEST r coast and returned via Calgary, Sas- j President Cox of Canada Life Dies Suddenly Toronto, bnt., June cable message received by the Canada Life Assurance Company today amnmcit! the death of E.'W.'Cox, president of the company, at Folkestone, EngU id. The news came as a great surprise to all of Mr. Cox's businc.--? associates, it 'was only last Tuesihu that he himself sent a re-assuring message to the company's office.- The cause of death is given as a j'.einorruage following trwur-'.i'ni he was undergoing for throat tu'fot'tlou. .Mr. Cox was the oldest son of the late Senator George A. Cox, and had been Identified with: the Canada Life Insurance Co. all his life, and succeed- ed to the presidency after the death of his father. He WQB also a director of the Imperial Bank, the National Trust Co., and other large financial concerns. His wife, but no family, survive. Judging from the advices received by-Manager McNicol of Southern Al- berta's "big exhibition, which opens here one week from-Tuesday, Percher- be the feature in the horse class- Tho I'erdhpron -Futurity, which the directors won by outbidding all the other fairs in the west, Is as- suming even larger proportions than wag at first anticipated. {'The secretary of the Canadian Per- Coutts Selling Rapidly at 5 per Acre cheron Horse Breeders' writes timt the followin association Percheron. breeders will be present at the fair with their strings of horses: B. Thorns, Geo. F. At last they have the Coutts bug in Calgary. A party of -N'ew York oil men came in on the crest of an" oil wave- yes- lenlav, and the first thing they want- Root, Water 0 en; E. A. Daveunort. I oi, ,eascs jn the BCouttJs Aeme; John A. Grant, Black Dla- u a AmM tor the Cal. R. C. Upper, North Portal, n, ,lcn-spapers to swaiiow, but it Coelr Allan Rnlrl JTrvi-roct- Otatlrin _ Sask.; Allen Reid, Forrest Station, Man.; C. D. Roberts Sons, Winni- peg; Man. Duncan McCallum, Henry Alvin, Lamont; J. G. Drewery, Cowley; George Lane, Cal- gary; Gordon, Ironsides Faros Co., Pekisko. The names on this list would be the guarantee of a magnificent horse sho'w, even if no" others were exhibit- ing, as they are all well known Per- cherou horse breeders, many of them having hundreds of thousands of dol- ars Invested in this business. Many of them have never exhibited here before, but have ben brought in this" year to attend the Futurity. The entry form as printed for the Fair has room- for the .entry, of ten horse's on it, and many of these Per- cheron Futurity exhibitors have writ- ten for extra entry forms, showing that they are coming in with more than ten horses each. The string of Percherous will make the largest and best 'horse parade .ever Bhown in this district, and no lover of fine horses can afford to miss it. While the Percherons will undoubt- edly lie the leading feature in the ex- hibition, and parade, entries for the other dlasfaes are coming in rapidly and tlic Clydes, Shires, nplcians. Hackneys and others will be 'well re- presented.- actually happened. The Western Stock Exchange here sold the Gotham party 480 acres of some of the best oil lands in tcwn- range 11, west of the fourth, and cast of Coutts, in the Sweet Grass Hills, that premier grazing country. The price set on the land by the Western's client an "acre cash, and it quickly snap- ped up. Mrs: Wright, who owned: some 'of the best land in the same locality, sold 80 acres this morning for the same cold cash. Listings of leases in that district are very and: most of the holders are asking fabulous prices. TOWN INUNDATED Flood at Mandan, N.D., Places Busi- ness Area Under Water Mandan, N.D., June the water which rushed down upon this city as a result of a.clondburst in the hills ten miles away, 'had katoon, Reg'na and Vorkton, going over all the new lines under con- struction- When asked about the crops he It must, he remembered that this year there are one and three quar- ters million more acres sown in grain in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al- berta than last, making a total crop acreage oi almost twenty-one million, acres. From close observation and inquiry, from the company's agents and tho. many fanners he came in contact with, he has no hesitation in saying that taking the country as a whole the crop is making excellent progress. With average weather conditions the largest amount of grain ever harvest- ed is in sight. Speaking of the dam- age reports, which, as a matter of fact, are heard every year, he said that in such a large area it would appear that there are always some; localities where the yield is interfer- ed with from some cause or other, but it maj' be assumed over the country, where grain has been, successfully grown previously, fine yields are promised in every instance where proper, farming methods have been employed. Jn British Columbia it is alleged they have about solved the method' of treating low grade ores. Of this there are vast quantities in the west Kootenays and the mining experts say, with reason, that tin solution, will give a great impetus to that part of the country. On the coast all eyes are turned towards the prairie, expecting the crops to greatly stim- ulate the lumber industiv British Columbia is making some progress m agriculture and the fruit crop gener- ally will be a good one. Air Bury said that mixed farming appeared to be taking hold in a won-1 rierful manner and was making great- er headway, than in the same period in an} other part of the American continent While on this subject ho' stated that he'had visited IM place of one' of the largest farmers.'in Sas-' kfttchewanj a man who had: made great strides from purely grain to mixed Farming in the last two years, and was glad to find that'the ques- tion of cheap suitable farm buildings had been met satisfactorily By the aid of some .posts and fence-wire arid- blowing straw over thii frame be had made places at the expenditure oi a few dollars in which he stored grains successfully and had alto made suit- able places where he had wintered a Midcs building lorses. .This would appear to serve the (fuestion: of supplying cheap, storage for grain on the farm within tha reach of .the very poorest, and whra generally, adopted will prevent taf durofing. of grain on the market IB a flood with its consequent stumble In prlofcs Ho intends to have plans ft such struc- tures made and sent to the various agricultural colleges where they; may; 3 supplied to those desiring He was afraid the majority of tha people in looking at the crop move ment question lost sight of the fact that, when the railways were faced with :a tremendous, 'traffic movement in few months it meant the throw- ing out of work oE thousands io( rail- way employees when this movement was over, leaving many oE them out of- work for many months in the year. With the advent of mixed farming this condition will change, the work of these men will be" dis- tributed over the greater partiof the' year, arid it will make greater -sta- large number of pigs a suitable stable for what receded today, many residents fearing a greater rush of water, mov- ed to places of safety. ;T.he business flistrict was covered 'with a sheet of Mlitr in business around. He found that many of the Indus- some- jtrial bureaus and board -of trade wafer in many today. three feet deep were giving more time to farming and less to efforts to 'trans- planting industries to places where they were entirely out of place, or a' long way in advance ot the time. He {Continued on Page Third Storm of Week Visits Middle Western States Rivers Over-run Banks, Damaging Thousands of Acres of Hay and Grain Crops Everywhere MAKE TUBERCULIN TEST OF DAIRY COWS That a tuberculin test of all dairy cows in -the Lethbridfje dis- trict is likely, to be. made tome time this summer, wai the Intima- tion cf Senator mcdica! Health to the Herald to- During the last session, pro. vision was made In the estimates for this work. ,In all towns and cities of over 5000 population, where, the milk vendors are under the control of the license system, as In Lcthbridge, the government win, on application of the health authorities, .send a man to, make the tuberculin test. Those, cows that react will be destroyed, the government indemnifying the owner for cost. Mm were-willing to give their lives fo save those of tlic. doomed mine workers; Does it not; appeal to you thai we should be ready and willing 16' do something for those, mothers .and children who arc facing life with-j I out' their bread-winners Our sucri- i ficc would he inlimtesmally small conipared with1 what the brave res- cuers, were prepared to give, A .serious, situation has arisen at Lacrossc, .June third violent storm ,of th'c week today de- vastated large sections of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Though less sc- the rivers 'overflowed their banks ami neighboring fields for miles were deeply buried under sand and mud, Not onjy arc crops de- I hut the land is seriously dam- vcre on electrical companies than tlic j aged permanently by ;tbe light sand Vernon counties, Wisconsin, deep gul- lies are torn through the fields while in the valleys many a hay crop ruined. At Viroqua the big Lavold tobac-j co .warehouse'-was blown down The tornado 'on 'Wednesday morning; to- day's storm did far more damage generally'. Water ran from two Lo four feet deep in tlic streets bf La- crosso. Tlic Burlington, St. Paul, Ilillcrcsl It has been set before Her- and Southwestern rail- aid rna'dcrs. rather, vividly m the past .few days. Do what you can to help. The; Hnrald relief fund now stands Previously acknowledged Ths A. MacDonald Co......... 25.00 roads; all 'experience.! sever- outs. In spots 500 to feet track was taken out. Train service, was' crippled in all direction's. At Freohurg, Minnesota, the_tracks; arc today under four foci of water. Xowalbin and Lan- i VQ wart cast upon it. In Houston and parsonage of Rev. Mr. Hofman was Winona counties, Minnesota, AHam- struck by lightning and partly con- cdeo county, Lacrosse and. suined. CONDITIONS- IN 'SALEM Saiom, Mass., June Insure sanitary conditions in .theVcampg. established for the homeless was the moat pressing problem whlc.h confronted those in'.charge of ;the: relief work in tho fire-stricken city official camps were in operation, and preparations were made for establishment of a third, into which' could be brought many- persons at present scattered in various opem places In tho city. .In Borne cases hlfiV or ten persons occupied a single tent. The' militia found troublo Int malntaing order throughout tbe ;