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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe i Daily Herald vol. IV. Altm.. Friday, June -W, 1911. Number COTTON BOY GOT TWO YEARS Judge Winter Passed Sen- tence; Had Uttered Forged Cheques MiHoii Ford Cottpn was sentenced to two years by ills Judge Winter at the District Court this morning, for uttering forged cheques. Before sentencing the boy the judge gave, him a solid lecture and-said, that the maximum sentence was .life but that he had taken the priBOhcr's-aga.ihto.-Considcratlon. and a, merciful view of it, and that he would ,pass. the. minimum sentence; On an of the law and on his right his grey, headed parents, who could not refrain from weeping His Honor aiked the prisoner !f. he v had anything to say, tmt not a word came from him. Judge Winter, also said that he would ask at the jail as to his conduct and if he would be released in lesi than two jeari f It was a pitiful sight to see the mother bidding her SOD good-bye in the corridor, ;fcut the young lad took It very cool jr. STEAMSHIP FIRMS CAME TO SETTLEMENT Liverpool, .Tune st'-amghip. In tni Seamen'8 come to ,k, settlement. Among them are the C. P. it. and Al- lan lines MINERS' STRIKE; MAY END AT BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK INVASION OF PORTUGUESE REFUGEES Lisbon, June minister of war has called out part of the reserves of the first division to reinforce the garrisons in the norlh, owing to alarming reports which are again cur- rent, of the possibility of an invasion by Portuguese refugees who are now ln Gallcla. OLD TIME SCHOOL INSPECTOR DEAD Woodstock. June Car- lyle, aged seventy, and for oier thirty years public school inspector of Ox- ford countyt died suddenly of heart .falfun, He had been 111 a day. A CANADIAN BURNED AT STAKE Shawnee, Okla., June Robert a Canadian, was burned at the atake by bandits hear Fort Sumner.on June 15, according to a letter received today from Mrs Emnu Bingman, formerly of this city and mother-in-law of the. dead- man. He.was killed because he refused to reveal the hid- ing' place of a large amount of had 'been .left, in his.-care, by a Mexican rail- road which employed him. The letter said Jim. Bingman has notified tile gov- ernmcnt of the rase. Report That a Compromise Agreement Has Been Reached- Increase to the Men-No Closed Shop Allowed-Both Sides Submit Statements to Board RAN DOWN A FISHING SCHOONER Boston, June a dense fog off .Cape Cod tonight tbe Savannah line steamer Nacoochee, Savannah for Boston, ran down the fishing schoon- er Catharine Allen. The 23" men on board' the Bchobner 'abandoned their vessel and escaped to the Nacoochee. which sustained only a slight damage PICNICKED TO TALK POLITICS Olds, Alherta, Tune politi- cal picnic W.1S held at the farm of Dr. "M.: Clark, M, P., over three hundred being present despite the' rain -.that fell. Housing speeches on the reciprocity issue were deliver- ed Uy Hon Frank lion Dun can Marshall .arid Dr. Clark, Mr. Oliver will address a number1 of meet- ings before returning to Ottavia for the reassembling of parliament lie xiill speak at Sfc Albert on the thud and .it Afubjvsca Landing on the filth of Julj Other gathenngs have jft to be arranged for in this prov- ince On his waj to Ottawa the Minister will speak at semal points in Saskatchewan CITY TAX SALE NEXfTUESDAY Kent Tuesday Is the da; set apart for the annual tax sale by the city of lots which "are'in "taxes. About two months ago the city adver tiseii ilO parcels of land nhich would go under, the auctioneer's-hammer to cover'these arrearages. To.date 42 of .them iliave been-redeemed and-It la more than.likely that severalof the remaining 68..will also 'be struck off the list 'before the date of the sale The sale will take place at the city market beginning at o'clock In the .morning. -Lots which. are.-Bold thehr may be redeemed within one year by the owner paying the amount of arrears and ten per cent, interest on same. Nelson, Jung Ii reported here on good authority, that a mint of Alberta and Crow'i Nect coal strike Is arranged. The operators have agreed to offer day workers an Increase 'of seven per cent, 'in wages and other concessions not including closed shop, and it is understood the strikers have agreed to accept the offer. Official announcement of the end of the strike is expected to bs made at the beginning of the week. The dispute giving rice to the strike was primarily one of wages but alid Involved the question of the closed shop. Following-a conference at Cal- gary on March 2nd between the oper- ators and..the representatives of the men. which proved abortive, the f tori'' ultimatum was sn Increase of 5.55 per cent to all classes The ex- piring1- agreement had a minimum wage for S3 for. a day of 8 hours bank to bank, which for the mfners. in Alberta frequently worked out at owing lo various condi- tions'. ..The -men- first asked for the sole of Montana and Washington, for day of 8 hours face to face, or on. the bank to bank basis about They receeded from this to an Increase of per1 cent to all or for min era The operators' offer worked out at for lowest paid work. The Montana Male is for a day of eight hours ef an hour The operators' -offer forked out at cents per hour, the average doy being ten hours. i i Saya Gordon Calgary, June of set- tlement .of the strike yet been reached." said Rev. C. W. Gordon of the -conciliation' board, talking over the long distance phone to your corre spondent this morning. Questioned in regard to-a report sent out rrom Nelson to the effect that the strixe had been settled on the. basis of a seven cent, wage increase, fjr. Gordon said there was no truth ir the story. The situation-Is such, he said, that the whole dispute may be set'leU today or on the other hand negotia- tions may be broken off Indefinitely. 7) INCREASE IN BANK CLEARINGS The bank- clearings for1 the month amounted To 078.81 as compared for. tlwvmontli of May. This Is an JUNE'S SPLENDID PRECIPITATION RECORD Last was very, '.OS: inch of rain falling during the night The rain came down in torrents for a time. The rainfall during June has been 4 62, as compared. with .67 last Julie.' For the months of this year the total .precipitation is 9.59 inches, compared .with 2.72 Inches for the.same per-, ipd ot 1910 and 7.54 in 1909. UNDER ARREST SHOHIIMSELF VIan Suspected of At tempting Bank Robbery in Vancouver Vancouver, B. C., June in (lei: arrest on a charge of vagrancj iml after seeing two of his confcder tes taken to police station, .Cha'rlii Clark shot himself through the ngli at 23G Pcndcr street, cast ist night For some time the police lave been carefully watching Clark George McCiac and a colored womai Edilh William, who itJs alleged hav pen engaged-: in sonic questionable actions Last night Dctccti Jerry, Lewis and Thompson, arre d the three of them at !t., on. a general charge of vagi'ancy lark was in bed, feigning sickness, nd.'Detective Thompson stayed m, while the other detectives took hen charges to the station with the itention of returning for a doctor, During'their absence the sick man askpd foi a glaild of water llctcctne Thompson left his prisoner For a nio- inenl; to jiL'ocurc.it for liim, but'had hardly left the'room w lien he heard tlic report ot a1 revoher shot Rush- ing hack to the room he.-found Clark hint; on the bed bleeding profusely from a wound in the head. Me died uithm hall an hour The police sus- (Get that f'laik and his coniederate, TVIcRtic, were concerned in the recent' attempt; to volt the Traders Bank bn tl f coinci 01 Tl-omer and Hastings street on Wednesday COLLIDED WITH FISHING VESSEL Havie, Tune French line sleamei La lonaine, which armed hero today fiom Vork, reports Doing in collision off th'e banks with the three masted fishing vessel Sim qns. The Simons was sunk but the La LOT i dine lescued the crew. A TABER BEATS PLUMBERS ALLEGED Complaint Made in Cal- gary-Case to be Aired in Courts jarv is suffering from an .illegal com jme ot the plumbing iTrtcresU or not s a question. to solved in. the MEDICINE HAT Its Freight Business With the C. P. R. is Greater j Taber, Times says That the yearly-receipt's of the Can- adian Pacific railway at Taher sta- tion, in every department, totalled Ihrice those at Medicine Hat sta- tion, and-were a'hout" half the total Calgarj 30 Cal-' receipts of the CPR in the utv of the remarkable admis- sion recentlv made bv a piomment Meiiinne Hat business man, and ts a coiuts vvhcn E I Young, president, fan is nol known of the Master Plumbers' Association, e'en al Tahcr, anil which has been BIG STRIKE IS ALL MIXED UP- London. June ship- ping strike has assumed '.he nature of an endless chuin. No sooner is a scttlemeut reached in than, dliagreement appears.In ftn- othcr Both sides (.barge other with contravening..nrr rangemenU which promised to end the dispute. The dock hands who .walked out' in support of claims of their sea-going comrades, now: la- slst that the latter should not accept proposed "terms until shore. gangs what thej want '1 tion' at Hull- throughout the night V that 5000 London police were dls patched .to that point this morning. scheduled to appear al the institu- tion Asline, -of.- the Central Heating and Plumbing Coiupanv, who alleges a combine, a conspiracy to ehtrict trade and" enhance prices in Calgarv 'I he case is one of cvtremo nterest from the allegation of the dm'plainaut that the whole trouble s-cajisedipccause he is "not a member if the plumoing association, and that ic was discriminated against by the vllplesalcrs because of; that fact. He leges-his goods are.quoted at a lu'ch higher rate than those given he members of Ihe Master Plumbers'' j ssociation and in some cases, h tfiey are as. miich as tvvent; er cent, higher. On this account h aniiot' coniiiote on the terms as ar lie members of .the trade who he 1115 the Master Plumbers' asso- lation A. E. HUMPHRIES GIVEN NEW APPOINTMENT Created a General Immigration Officer and Placed in Charge of Boundary Lane P6rts-A Well Deserved Promotion For a Popular Officer NCREASE IN BUILDING RECORD General Immigration Agent and In- of Poets, is .the new title home by A. E. Hum- phries, and to his friends this news will'received with pleasure. Mr. Hum phnes was called to Winnipeg Ihc other Hay and asked to assume this position II is a npw one in the Im- migration Department, haunf! just been created recently, and Mr. Hum- phries was the imin naturally chosen for the job While his headquarter vull jonlui- io be in Lcthhridgr, anil I'e slit! have chrirgc of the Lethhri Office, the ncn pobition carriti miuh wider Mr Humphries mil inrisdiution eleven ports of Iron.. Cout'ti Uw Eait .to Sumas on ihe West The only ern port not under his control he Vancouver, vhere there is a spec- ial agent. 1 The new position was by the department in order To facilitate the handling of the business ports. Formerly they were directly responsible to Ottawa, but the in- crease in immigration during (he present h.is been so gre.it as to make this method of handling them, unsjdsFacton Then the; were 'trans- ferred to Ihe charge of the commis- sioner at Winnipeg, and he has chos- en Mr a1, the, man brsl suited to handle ilie wotk II was on this account that the commission- er refused to allow Mr. it Vaucouiti ui tLe Humphries lo, wliw ihe ilefiarlnicnt at Ottawa wished him to tnke charge, of the .Vancouvci ollicc Mr. Hmi.phries will be cluiEgc of l.S men and will travel over tho district once, a month While in Winnipeg Mr. Humphries also made preliminary arrangements for looking after the supply of har- vest hanris which will be needed in Hie West to handle the crop this year. It lias been estimated bv Iho department (hat at least men will be needed on the harvest fields of Ihe west, and they realize the vnsf amount of -work Ihc bn'nging-of thin number hen: entails. Alberta will need at least of Ibis number. Whelheror not they will bard to answer, but .Continued on Splendid rains throughout. the uholc of Smilhein Alberta during tho past month have assured a crop and result the building activity the citv has assumed a much brisker appealance Several latgc blocks anil are now, under way and the building permits have in- creased about two .hundred per cent over the Way total. For June tho building permits total as against for the corresponding month last year, or an- increase of in 1011. Tile increase over the May, 1911, permits is ,very marked, as the total for iMay showed only J33.185. With several large' blocks shortly lo lie started, and a general waken- ing of building activity it will nol, lie long before I.etllbridgc has once more'resumed its proper place among the other cities of the West in this particular Building permits were given no-'publicity..heretofore Receipts of the C P'R at Talier station, lasl ljeai, not including ex- picss and telegraph receipts, totalled nearh aniTit'js estimated that, if the coal mine's open tip with- in a reasonable time, the receipts tllli fall will come close to the mil- lion mark, There will be a two million bushel ciop 'marketed from the Taber rtis incl this When the mines come into full operation again, there ii, also to he a considerabl) increased output 'Tin's will all mean a mufti greater total of rail- way receipts' LUMBERMEN, ONLY OPPONENTS Chicago, June tbe liim- ber interests 'are the only organized opposition to leciuioclty with' Can- ada, is the opin'lon.'ojfjBerijamiri U'heeler, president ot the University of California, who has completed tup of thousand miles along the northern 'boundary :of the United Stales in making a study of the sit- uation. ..''I was that opposition to is so d Ml Wheeler todav "Farmers are in favor of the pact, and my con- clusion, based upon'talks: with: men of. all. classes, 'in that.the lunrber In- terests aie the only ones actually op- posed to the SOLDIER FOUND DEAD PARK Winnipeg, 'June Prnate Green, who joined the Strathcona Horse ten dass ago and Is supposed to b6 fiom Calgary, found dead this morning in Selkiik Park There is no sign of violence. SMALLPOX-PATIENT GOT OUT QF HOSPITAL Winnipeg, June Gaiician pa- tient in the General hospit.il suffering from smallpox of a verv'uoIeiiL Inoke loose today and detec'hes are scouring thc north end for him. ARCHBISHOP: O-CONNOR DEAD: Toronto, lime SO bishop O'Connor died here this morning. 'The deceased prelate had be'eii 111-for ..a considerable time -and his death was not unexpected He succeeded Archbishop .'.Walsh as Archbishop of was compelled to retire-from the head of the dioceae'bn ac- count of ill health'. '.Arch- bishop O'Connor was recog- nized as one of, the "most learned members of, the Can- adian Roman Catholic priest- hood. OPENING OF EXHIBITION HAIL Preparations (or a Great Fair-Reports of Exhibits Although the main building of Fair buildings will be opened In July, the .formal' opening-of the Let h- bridge Agricultural Society's ..'groundl will take place on Wednesday August 26th, when Hon.- Duncan Marshall, ilinister of -Agriculture, it-ill be.asltcd o open them. Secretary McNJcol s making arrangements for .the. event which will take place on the lay.of the.Pair. Jt was thought'bwt 0 hold the formal1 opening on econd day, at the tint day Is rally taken up with arranging and udglng the stock, and very lew ile attend. The directors are .also'after igh class attractlpnsfand among them one which if landed will be greatly ppreciated bj tbe people of Leth- ndge This is the Black Eagle tand f Great Falls, generally conceded to e one of the best bands In the whole f the Western States If in attendance it will provide one f the best musical treats which itizens have ever had an opportunity hearing Needless to My they ill not he allowed to compete in le band contest. Regarding the exhibits for'the main all Mr McNicol etates that he ll really surprised at the number of pplicationB which have already 1 for space He had at first thought hat only about half of the hall would B needed to accommodate tbe or- _narj exhibits, and that the other rad ould be used for an automobile and arriage exhibit However, of the main hall baa alreidjr tea reserved and those wish i will have' to hurry to acquire It MAYORS ARE TO ,MEET AT CALGAH.V Attbiney General Mltcheiriiai' writ-' en Major Adams that a meeting of. 11 the mavors and city "of cftiea and towns of Alberta baa een called to meet in Caldarr on 'ednesdav, July 5th The purpose of his meeting Is to arrange (or legilla- on whicb will tend to a uniform im of government of all the le prov ince 'Mayor Adama an4 Cltj olicitor Conjbeare will attend onrention. ET TRACE OF DREUX Cards ton, June Police report thttt Hobt ihu heard of at Standoff, hf at George Pearson's From there he is supposed to gone to Macleod and then to Calgary. HIi final destination has not ed, but no further fears enttftaJn- ed as to his safety. EAST PETERBORO Petqrboro Tune 2') Uberals today nominated FrinkXD. Ken, barrister, of Peterboro, for Commons. Edward Hawthorne, farm- er of Dummer, uaa nominated for the legislature. The reciprocity policy was endorsed by a resolution. TORONTO MAN FOR CITY ENGINEER'S JOB Council Selects a Man With Very Highest Qualifications-Salary is Four Thousand a Year-To be Here About Middle of July I.ethbridgc's city engineering prob- cm is nearly at an' end. For a :onlh now, there has been no offi- 000 per annum, hut staled that he would lie unable to get away until the middle of July. As rccom- mam drainage svstem, and storm system at a cost of, Prior to going to Toronto Mr taken'out today for the remainder of he slaliles and outbuildings at the air groundi; which will be built this umiiier. The total, of the permit which includes the en- rance building, the horse barns and he cattle "hiuK These will be great iucitlicit i.il head for this department, and I mcndntions viere of the highest order Blaiu.har.il was consulting engineer ol Ins fact has occasioned the mavor the council decided that the} could j the CltjCtric Co, and of the nd counall a great deal 01 trouble Ir-ot do better than accept, and ao Koolenav Povvor and Light Co al Hut vcstenlav Mavor Vilams received' coiilinglv wired him last night a wire .from .A. .C, oficomc. liie engineering department of the eiU of Toronto, stating that he would coimMjn Jnlj 15th I ntil thnf time Aeting-Kiigineer.'Mecch will re in cliarge. As soon as it was'leiirned that Mr. Merry weather was not coming from the coniiefl got busy and com- municated with Mr. Mlancharil. Al- though their. rterms did. not, agree, Mr. Blniichard linnlly decided lo ac- Uw is Mi manv Blaneliard is an cngimcr of years' experience .in municipal Uonninglon Kails. He" has, there- fore, l.ari the best of experience in large enterprises sinrilar to" now being undertaken the ClU, engineering, and should proVe a good and should be adapted to man for the Foi Ihe past four, handle the new public improvements jeais he h.is ucen connected with the j here, such nb ihe s-lrcrl railwaj svs- ingineeimj; dcpaitmrat of Ihe citj of item and the storm sewei sjslcm Be- loronlo the capacit} of engineer fore coming vvpst he confer of (ho new construction in .the partincnt of special worlcs. Mnir.iv, of Toionto, who He engi-j iliafled Ihe plans for the sewage 4u- ncered the work done thcic a plant to lie installed here, ane of vcnrs ago on I lie shore piotcctiou, i ihould thus hr able to get in and laUr lud ol Toronto's I tyudi ;