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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta E. roi Gave Notice to Commiss- loners This Morning to That Effect NORTHER COURSE City Would Not Grant the 10 Percent Reduction Mr. Wilson Asked THIRD AVE. PROPERTY TWO LIVE WIRES OF LIVE ORGANIZATION G.T.PTO DRILL FOR OIL S. E OF THE CITY ON EAST OF COUTTS GEORGE E A RICE Vice president of Lethbridge Ad ?lut> TWO TOWNSHIPS Oil Rigs Will Dot the South Wiiiiin Six Weeks Says a Calgary Oil Man That boiino jilanU will be lo the city immediately and senl, from here to the uuiiiu southeast oi Lethl.i HI> to sink holes in .quest of the magic was Hit made to the Hciuld this morning by a botli- bridgo iu.in in possession of Uiu inside i.icts. The trek of the oil prospectors to the south counh lias begun. Hcie aie the i.ieN: Quo week .mo (ho oil leases on whole townships southeast of Loth- were hied on at the Lethbridge land office. The land on which the ii lin- It will be up to the District Court to decide whethci fc Ii as- sessment is inequitable ur not If the court of revision hid allow- ed i tep per cent reduction on his Third aNcnur propertj according to the wishes m his appeal, the loss to- the citv on assessment would been nearlv tKO.OOO1 in the block, and rnmmisoioners felt that, this was too much to lose Mr Wilson argued his claim vety Ij, on the ground that thu assess was too high to allow the pa> ment cl diuilends on thc propertj as residence lots, and when the decision! was icndeied, and the appeal not al- lowed, he stated that it left nc re tourae open but action through the court. Mai or llardie -laled that Ihe in- formation come out would be ol greit value to thc com- mission to be appointed to revise the ksscisment for next and that he -would .much rather allow the matter to go-before', a judge, than to buffer the lots, to the assessment bj granting tho appe tl The propcrU w Inch w ill make up thc is located on the corner 'of 'J lurd and llth strctt, in blocks IJ, 37 and ,38 appeared before the "court of revision wjtn a list of wjiom ho said were sup- porteis of the public schools but who w ere pal ing taxes on the separate school. The matter' was loft to the and ilr. .Scott's appeal on his own .property disallowed. He in- formed. .the1commissioners that he would also'tak-e his case to the cjurt, anil it is liki.li that Mr beare will do likewise on behalf of his clients. Mr.1 Shepherd, of Shepherd, Dunlop and Ilice, appeared on behalf of cli- ents, but no decision was rendered, lie also asked on behalf of the school board if thc Llhson Milling company and the C I1 R cruld be exempted from paying school taxes. This question Was referred to City Solicitor .Ball, and will doubtless prove of much interest, as it in- volves the question as to whether the city charter can over-ride the provisions of the School Assessment Ordinance, -the contention being some- what similar to the recent moving picture license case before the courts, which was decided in favor of the theatre men, lo Ihe tune, of several thousand'dollars' loss to the city in licenses. L A CARLEY Secretary Treasurer of Lethbridje Ad club PRESIDENTS OF AD CLUBS IN 2 CITIES jllUuvJ t-J mi u UJI ill tin: was done is Township 1, Kttngo 11, west 4th Meridian, and Township 1, Ji-ange 12. "west 4fh lieridin.il. Grand Tiunk Pacific, nid Xew York capitalists are behind thc syndicate iiling on these Boiina, plants aie to be shipped to the ground at once. Large tract-, in Montana, abutting the filings in Alberta, have also been leeured. A careful suucy oi the wliokgeountry showed better prospects? m this distiict than in any other part of tli'e south. Seepages in the district give every indication of oil, tho men behind the project believing that the main body oi oil lies in the ucinitj of their leases lalher than toward thc mountains where the formation is more bioken. The land filed on lies from 18 to 00 miles east of right on the In- teimttional boundary. St. Kilda and TCnappen post offices are on the tract. To Gall Thirty Witnesses in the Defense New lorl, Mai opening of the detente 'todaj at tho trial of Chatlcs r. Decker, charged with the murder of Herman Rosenthal, 'prom- ised to furnish almost as many sur- prises as were.sprung by District A> tornes Charles Whitman "who completed his case against the form- ci polite lieutenant after- noon Martin T. Manton, chief counsel for Becker, announced "that thirty w it- nesses wo'.ld be called the defense and tij-ic font oi these would be en- urcl} to the case Whether Beck- er would take the stand Jlr. Manton said, had not been definitely decided. Bush Fires In Cobalt District Are Threatening Action Brought by W. Matthews Against'Marshalls Sons for AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT KILLED BY LIGHTNING Grand Trunk Pacific Employee Struck While' on Way to Work at RHgina May Mc- Manus, foreman of the Grand Trunk shops in this city, was struck by lightning and .instantly killed while on hi! way to 'work, shortly before eight o'clock this morning. The acci- dent happened oa the oaen prairie. The thuriderstorni, though it lasted less was very vio- lenL Tt was accompanied by a heavy downpour.of a strong wind. A claim for damages to the amount of was ...beforej the Supreme Court this morning 'The circumstan- ces date back far as On the 24th evening of that month, W. Matthews, who at tie time 'was a bookkeeper and stenographer in the employ of the. A. R. I. Co., had re turned In an automobile.from a duck shooting expedition. The car loft standing outside his residence on Thirteenth street North, was taking into the house his gun and coat neturnlng to tho car to get some- thing else from It, going to the oppb site side of it, Mr. Matthews had one foot Inside and one foot on'the step of the car. Hearing a shout, he naw another car approaching diagonally and making for his car The moving car swerved, broke the mudgua the car standing still, glanced UIOIIK rt mri-ic Its side, and came on-to Mr Mat-. Doctors thews, dragging him so'that he ped on the street, the wheels going tncr Cobalt, Ont., May heavy wind slasting at. dawn: fanned into names scores of bush fires throughout the north, which have, been-disturb- ing the settlers.for.several days. No rain during the month, coupled .with a dry spring, has started brush lires weeks earlier than usual. The greatest known damage yester- day was at South Lprajno, where every one in the camp was pressed into service to fight lires.'The plant of the Allis Lorainc Mine was de- stroyed, including the power house and three other buildings. The Kcel- ey, Wctlaufcr and Hcllemcn: mines es- caped damage. "If the fment rate of develop- ment in oil it maintained, drilling outfits will dot the entire country within six weeks." This prophecy made by E R of the firm of Cha- pin A Sayre, Calgary, who is in the city Mr. bro- ther, 0. 8. ChaDin, it one of the directors in the well, and he heavily interested In oil properties. He ii in touch with ill the "movements being made as result of the discovery, and hrart Jill thi qossip of .the lead- ing oil'men. f DRILL IN outi'FIELD He that dotticksvwlll lie constructed in the neigh66r; hood 'of Boundary Creek and in the vicinity-of the very first oil stVlke-'In'the.-'hlstory of the coun- try, at what Is now known as Oil Oily, ind he says not be, 'surprising if operations- were commenced of Milk River, In the1 district visited .by E. Se- Sur (Continued on Page Commissioner Reid brought the first' sample ;oi Dtngman oil to the ;ity .Ja's't He., with' Commissioner Grace and MBX. Sruitji, motored to Calgary on Saturday, and visited the gusher on Sunday, tin the trip to thc well, Mr. Reid states that "they passed sixteen automobiles in trouble, and that the trail was kept black throughout thc day. Mr. Grace and Mr, Reid were both present at the well when she shot a cloud 'of the precious liquid over thirty feet in Ihu air, receiving Wthe "oil along with Ald- icrman Frost-of Calgary, and Phil. McCrystle. Mr. Reid took a sample I of the oil and it was on exhibition Edmonton. Alta., May 10. jn thc COUncil chamber this morning, mally condition of Mrs. Bulyea, wife of the At intervais throughout the court of loving Lieutenant-Governor'of Alberta, con- revision the talk went to lr4 of finues to he-verj serious. Last night Oiii prospccts, developments and kill- aiong i three physicians were called into con- ings mado stocks. Mrs. Bulyea, Wife of Lieut Gov. is Very Wade Killing on Oi! Shares; Invested Netted Him REID GOJJAMPLE OF OIL side over the first meeting tonight F ,GvMen President of the Edmonton Ad club 40 Feet, Dead Winnipeg, Man., May stable Reid comicted of Krafchenko to and a. convict, named Hawkins, were killed ;t Stoney Mountain penitent'arj day. They w-ere a scaf- fold, forty feet up on a new tower be ing built, 'when the plank cipita'ting them- on the rocks .below, They died in the. evening. Mr. Grace purchased a block stock in. one of the com- QUEBEC VILLAGE WIPED OUT- BY FIRE Ottawa, Ont, May The village of Portage dil Fort, on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, was destroy- ed by fire last night. buildings were burned. Tliirtyrfive cent quota- ..jjtrs filed this morning on lan'd in voyage to England, with incidental expenses for her stay amounting to some ?800. This was the story narrated in the. witness box by Mr. Matthews in his, claim against Messrs. Marshall, Sons- Co., of Gainsborough, England, for tho sum of 12500 damages, caused through the negligence of their erri- (Continucd on Page Right Rev. Bishop McNally Pays Macleod First Visit :Tbwa Showers Him With Confirmation to Class of 35 ALBERTA'S NEW LOAN London. Jlay new Prov- ince of Alberta loan, advertised today issued here by Harris, Forbes Co. Alberta's last Issue, in October, comprised thirty-year