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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta ALBfRTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, I MS. BURDETT THE COMING TOWN FAIR WARNING You must act immediately to be certain of securing any of these lots at the present prices. In a very few days from now the price will advance. Call on HATCH COONS and WEBER REALTY CO., Agents for the Burdett Townsite. Three thousand homesteads and pre-emptions within 40 miles of Burdett Good hotel and livery accommodation and land locators at Burdett. Good opening for all kinds of business One is Solid, Hardened, Listing without a Hoop or Seam. Many other Exclusive Features are Yours, too, when you Positively Persist Ja Eddy's. All Good Grocers can supply you. Aiwtjs, Everywhere, m Canada, cik for EOBT'S MATCHES. WESTERN EXTENSION IMPORTANT COURT DECISION WON'T INTERFERE WITH ONTARIO Sir Wilrrid Laurisr's Statement the House of Commons Big Force Arriving At Weyburn fo Railroad Construction Washington. D. C., May has 'ben maeny a day since a decision of Weyburn, April con struction has begun in earnest anc the hopes and promises indulged in the past are now in the way "of realiz "ation. In an interview with Ste- phenson, who has charge of construc- tion and whose headquarters are in town, the following facts are glean- ed. There are now two camps, one at either side of the marsh'at present working. One hundred teams are now at work, requiring aboui one hundred and fifty men but when the full force is employed there will be about four hundred teams and from six to seven men. The force at work now is in the" employ of Dutton and Timson, of Winnipeg, who have the contract for twenty-five miles. This firm has sublet the first five miles west of town to Mr. Hargraves. On Monday-Mr. McDougall, of left with Ms outfit of fifty teams when, again, it was found that U. S. Supreme Court's Judgment on Commodities Clause Ottawa, May Wilfrid Laur. ier has announced the of the following as -a sub-committee to re- vise the rules of the railway com- mittee, Mclntyre Hag- gart, and Guthrie. The House resumed consideration of the Conmee bill incorporating On- tario-Michigan Power Company. The bill was strongly opposed by Onta- rio members who contended that it interfered with rights of the province Conmee declared that it was an in- ternational matter and was therefore j under jurisdiction of the Dominion parliament. Sir Wilfrid Laurier said parlia- ment had jurisdiction because Pigeon River was an international stream. The only debatable question about which, there could be doubt was that of exappropriation. It had been ar- gued that these waters were rights of the people of Ontario. He had that he would not interfere THE SOUTH ALBERTA LUMBER CO. Has just, unloaded three cars of Short Siding and Ceiling expropriation of Pigeon 'Ri- ver had been removed. He had an open mind regarding Pigeon River. stated tne Supreme Uourt of the United with the legislative powers of the pro Slates has beeji received with so j vince of Ontario and the clause re, much interest as was manifested to- day in the decision of that court in what are known as the commodities clause cases affecting the anthracite coal carrying roads. These cases had been decided by the United States Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania favorable to the railroads, in that the clause of j Hepburn rate law which prohibited j nter-srate railroads from cam-ins The Situation In Turkey 1.000 Feet of short lumber covers as much as feet of long. The price is much lower All of lumber. Wood Fibre Plaster Exshaw Cement fiiways in stock We carry the largest stock of lumber in Alberta Just south of Ellison Mills. Phone 225 'army should side with the Sultan. a parliament, with the 'backing of the army, will not be the puppet of (Toronto Telegram) Constantinople, with Young Turks have tried to estab-1 Germany in Europe or-Asia, Turkey, parliamentary government on the ruled by the Sultan, has an army of commodities manufactured on population, is now the centre of a basis of nationality. Allegiance to j 8-0 000 that may become a pawn in vas declared unconstitutional and the great drama. The Young Turks' are the Turkish nation was substituted the hands the German Empire. It .-eneral impression was that the de-' the party of parliamentary govern- for the Mohammedan creed. It a great drama that is being en- ision would be affirmed by the Su-'ment, The Hamidians, or upholders jnot to. re-organize the Ottoman j acted m 11-1 ,T t _ _ _ _ H. I "HS-in XiT'f- I DGOD >reme Court. When, therefore, there Of the Sultan, Abdul the Damned, a reversal instead of an affirm- j are the party of church and. state, the interest was much magni- about one hundred men, aad will be the reversal was based on technical Turkey, when the name is used to describe the" Ottoman Empire, in- in 'town' on Wednesday. This -com- grounds and that the effect was real-1 eludes square miles in south- pany will need to get supplies for feed j jy favorable to the railways, asnii- eastern Europe, about square .ing 'their crews. Sepraule and took another turn and those in Asia, and about ton and Button left Winnipeg on Wh0 had been- anxiously awaiting the square miles in Africa, and is the Tuesday and will in all probability announcement of the result found home of be here on Wednesday. This force themselves much puzzled. of men and teams, when in full blast; The Court's judgment was an- will .require -from twenty-five to thir- i nounced by Justice There ty loads of supplies per day, and it was onjy one dissenting Opinioil of win necessitate an expenditure, of from to per month for supplies, besides the weekly-pay roll which will be about from forty to fifty thousand dollars a 'month. All this is good for Weyburn and shows that westward extension "is be- ing pursued. RUSHING THE G.T.P. :Port Arthur, Ont., May D. McArthur Co. will send a steel laying gang of 150 men to Superior Junction tomorrow morning to com- mence laying steel on the G.T.P. be- tween that point and Winnipeg. It -is expected that 140 miles will be completed by July next, after which there will" be communication between this city and Winnipeg over the new line, although there will some balasting to .be done before a fast and heavy traffic can be main- tained. The Private Dining Rooms at the are now open, and are well patronized by the public Union All White Most lip -to-date Kestau- rant in the city. Lmichajijfciri lOc. up Heals np N. H. MURRAY Prtp. any kind. Justice White's decision i ii that Congress did not transcend its constitutional authority in the enactment of the commodities clause, but on the other hand the govern- ment's construction, of the .provision had been entirely too comprehensive. As construed oy the Court, the law The struggle that decides the des- tinies of Turkey is no icera nd crows." Such, a struggle Canadians who "Let contemplation with, exalted view, Survey mankind from China to .Peru." Canadians as human beings are In- terested in the welfare 'of an empire onlv prohibits the transportation 01 i 0. AAA xnn that is the home of peo- articles when thev have been pro-! i posed 01 260 Deputies, divided as lol- dttced by a railroad company which has "not, in good faith, parted with pie.. They are interested in the "Young Turk" movement that sup- them, when the companv owns or; -a- planted the absolutism of the Sultan controls, in whole or in part, the, commodity to be transported and j when the company has an interest direct or indirect in the commodity in a legal sense. It was especially held, however, that a prohibiting clause does not apply to the own- ership of stock in a producing com- pany, but a carrier may own stock in such a company and atjhe same time transport the product- of that com- pany. with the Ottoman parliament, cora- j lows Mohammedans (Turks, Kurbs Arabs and Albanians........ 213 Greeks 25 Armenians 10 Bulgarians 4 Servians, "Vlachs but a recent writer says Palace rule and the corrupt des- potism associated with it have disappeared. Restrictions on per- sonal liberty have largely IU- appeared. An honest and gen- uine attempt is being made, to improve the internal administra- tion, and to introduce economies. With this object many superfluous and incapable officials either have been or will be dispensed with, and promotion in the public ser- vice will, it is hoped, in the fu- ture depend upon merit and not upon favor. Reforms in the army and navy have been under- taken, and both services show some improvement. Official sal- aries, so far as can be ascertain- ed, are now paid with compara- tive'1 punctuality. Hostilities in Macedonia -have temporarily ceas- ed. The army dominates Turkey-today jost as the army dominated Eng- land in the time of Cromwell. There I is a more or less complete analogy Constantinople. A free- born people like Canadians cannot be indifferent to the efforts of the Young- Turks to substitute Parliamentary j government for Personal government as a basis for the life of the' Otto- tman Empire. FOREST FIRES Results of Investigation by Forest Expert in Alberta NO "SOCKEYE MONOPOLY" Washington, D. C., May can be no monopoly in the use of the word- 'Sockeye" in denominating the species of salmon canned by any of the great salmon packers of the Pa- cific coast or of Alaska, 'nor is a can- ner required to state on cans the lo- cality ii- which the'salmon is taken at, according to a decision of the de- partment of commerce and SIR WILLIAM'S VIEWS Former C. P. R. President Thinks Canada Needs a Timber Reserve 1 The Model Restaurant Appeals to everybody by its Excellent Menu and ought to claim tbe patronage of all Union Men As it it run on strictly union principles Rooms in connection John Contin PROPRIETOR London, May here, Sir Wm. Van Home said Canada have to .move in the matter of a timber- reserve or do without timber in less than a century. Answering a question regarding reciprocity be- tween Canada and the United States, Sir Wm. Van Home esti- mate there are only about tii and a half per cent, of fools in Canada not materially increase we're in no danger of reciprocity or such reci- procity as would throw down all cus- toms barriers." MOUNTAIN SNOW DEEP AND FLOODS FEARED Helena, May the reports which come from the mountain re- gions of Montana are to be believ- this state is threatened with the floods in its history. there is a spell of warni weather in May nothing can prevent it, and rail- Toad men are praying that the month will be cool. Prospectors and ranch- ers in the mountains all report that the snow is deeper now than they have ever seen it before at any sea- tl J-.-J.. 01 mic ycwi. iiMuwiCTjcj pectors who started out have been turned back by sheets of ly- ing all the way from two to 8ix feet on the level. Almost continuously all this month it has snowed in the mountains and the drifts are said to be very solid. Stockmen who ordin- arily tme their herds in the Ihoun- and turn the stock out the first ol this month have been able to do this year, because .'oi the anew which covers slopes. Jews, Kautz- Turkey in Europe -has a population of of whom aiv Mohammodans. Turkey in Asia oas a population of almost exclusively Mohammedans, tie Armenian Christixia. The Young Turks have tried the army through a secret so.-.eiy of patriots that includes raaay Their "aim has been to take thr Guiu- j between the position of tbe Young j Turks and the position of the Puri- tans. The doctrine of Divine Right is on the side of the Sultan, just as the doctrine of Divine Right was on the side of tbe Stuarts. The ,Young Turks, plus the army, can keep up their parliament and Jkeep down the Sultan. The Round Heads, minus man Empire out of the of the palace influence that in j i s has been controlled by Germany. Turkey has spent per annum on the uprkeep of an army of The Turkish army is not well-used or well-clothed or well-fed. It is a formidable unit, and the con- stitution becomes a myth and the Ottoman Parliament a farce If THE EARTH AND THE MOON Paris, May French scientist, M. Deparville, announces that earth disturbances can be expected to occur j. at the principal declensions of the j modh. Years of observation have j brought him. to this conclusion. He cites the dates of numbers oJF earth- quakes this year, including Messina, which bear out his theory. He says that shocks may be expected during the month of May on the following days: 2 3, 6, 7, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30, and 31st. the army, went into, exile and "Stuart destiny was restored to most supreme power. the al- Canada., througn her interests in the fortunes British- Empire, is interested in the issue of TufJCwy's fight for freedom- Turkey ruled by AN AWFUL DEATH New Westminster, B. C. May Frank O'Neill, a Vancouver me- chanic, employed in the. installing of new machinery here, lost his life to- day at the British Columbia Electric sub-station, of Queen St. through coming in contact with a high volt- age carrying volts of electricity. On receiving the shock, he fell to the cement floor below, a distance of twenty-five feet. Death was imme- diate. Good second-hand FURNITURE Of all kinds cheap. Rock- ers from 50c np. If you have a stove to sell tee us and get W.L WILSON AUCTIONEER For yonr next tale. Rooms IK side A B AI building Phone 189 Bow Island'. ALBERTA Choice Business and Resi- dential Lots This townsite is situated 64 miles cast of the city of Leth- bridge, on the Crows Neat Pass Division of the C. P. R. and has the celebrated "OldGlory" gas .well adjoining the town- site. There is a good supply of coal and water. No invest- ment on earth like earth itself. Buy now as prices are advancing daily. Prices of lots range from to according to location. Special prices for blocks. Terms are Jionths with interest at fix per cent, per annum. For fall particulars call or write to LUDTKB Bow Island, Alia. Forestry in Western Canada (as everywhere else) means far more than the planting of trees. The first step in forestry is the preservation of fo- rests already existing, and, as far as and west con- cerned, that means the keeping out of fires.t Something in this direction has already been done in Canada, but much remains to be done. Forest. fires in tbe Eockies, their effects and means of prevention are discussed by Mr. H. R. MacMillan, Asst. Inspector of Dominion Forest Reserves, in the December issue of the Canadian Forestry Journal. article gives the result of investiga- tions made by him .during the sea- son of 1905 in the Crow's Nest dis- trict of Sodthern more ac- curately defined as the valley of the- middle fork of the Old Man river be- tween Livingstone Range and the western boundary of Alberta. Originally this whole, region was heavily timbered, so the reports. of explorers" and other early visitors to the district say, with the exception of a small area (eighteen spuare miles in extent) situated above timber line, i "So numerous and so disastrous have the fires' following in the wake of travellers, settlers and Mr. MacMillan writes, '.'that at pre- sent, of the original 312 square miles of forest, only 33 square miles re- main." Moreover, the timber which is easiest to get at is always the first destroyed, but in some cases, all pos- sibility of producing without going to an enormous expense for artifi- cial planting, more timber (or any- thing else) on.-the land has been" tak- en away. In this Crow's Nest Val- ley, alone there are, out of the 312 square miles ot Its total area, 85 square miles of such land. Original- ly covered by a heavy forest of fir, it is now but a "poor, gravelly prairie unfit for agriculture and of very lit- tle use for grazing." One fire alone does not usually have this effect, but a second or third fire rarely to kill all the forest reproduction" (i. e. the little trees) "to destroy the re- maining seed trees, to burn off the upper "layer of soil, and leave a deso- late waste" such as the country just spoken of. "Os On portions of this area nature has made a good start toward creat- ing a new forest. Sixty square miles of the area are covered by a dense growth of young the land so covered lying too high on the hill- sides and being too rough, stony and gravelly to be fit for agriculture or valuable for grazing. All that this area requires ia order that it may again be .covered withf dense-forests is protection from fire. Thus; fire protection is obviously the great need of the region, and the Department of the Interior, through its forestry is devising means to this end. So far, the measures used for the protection of forests from fire in Canada have consisted of the patrol of the 'forests by rangers, who constantly travel through- the forest keeping a sharp lookout'for fires (of- ten discovering and extinguishing in their beginning fires, which, neglect- ed, would burn over miles of terri- fight fires and warn campers anot travellers against the careless use of fire. This patrol will in all probability form the basis of a sys- tem of protection, supplemented by the use of "look-outs" and the tele- phone. SETTLERS COM1N.G YET Edward Hancock of Courtney, N.D., has arrived at Xethbridge with a car of settlers effects to settle in the "dis- trict! Angus Briggs from Drake, N. D., has arrived with a car of settlers' effects and will settle in Lethbridge district. BUILDING FIGURES Edmonton, Alta., May of the monthly returns that is watched closely by those most interested in the growth of two leading cities in Alberta, Edmonton and Calgary, is the record of building permits of the two rivals. While the totals in both cities have been large in the past two years, Edmonton in the extent" of her total building has. led Calgary almost every month. In April last Edmonton's total 'was and Calgary's CLARESHOLM CROPS Claresliohn, May Frost, .who is in business life, a prominent real estate man, and who knows the Claresholm district like a book, stat- ed that at least 20 per cent. Nmore land is under cultivation .this year than in previous years. The aver- age yields' for" the whole district were Spring wheat, 19.1 bushels to 'the acre; winter wheat, 28.8 bushels to the acre; oats, 34.5 bushels to the acre; flax, 8.1 bushels to the acre; speltz, 18.3 bushels to the acre, and the land that can produce these yields can be purchased for from to per acre. PRICES Get our on Corrugated Iron Galvanized and Painted Metallic Siding Metallic .Shingles before buying el :ewhere J', We? have just placed a curlond of the well-known Metal Shingle and Siding Co.'s goods in stock mm CONNM Office and Factory Cw. Hill M< IOMPII ITiKTI Telephone 153 SrtSt Pkttltt I DURING THE COAL STRIKE We be pleased to orders for prompt delivery of Hardwood CHARCOAL In It in economical and clean, the best for kindling and hurry np cooking. BOY0 GOODE CO. Office Smith Street ;