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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL I. H BRIDGE, ALTA., WEDNESDAY, MAY, 20, 1908. NO. 131 BACK TO THE TIMBER LIMIT SALES AGAIN Ames of Montreal, Still Suspicious About Transactions in Western Can- ada His Charges Have Been En- tirely Refuted by the Government Ottawa, Out., May show that the government had re- sition today, in pursuance of their more by of H- avowcd policy of obstruction, as to hilu thau ljeeu fl the case had not the highest tenders nounced after the caucus and the day s been accepted. Several hours after consultation with the two arch-dic- Scveral hours K. S. Lake's amendment itors, ilessrs. Hoblin and Rogers, j was defeated by (J1 to fell back upon the -old dilapidated J, G. Turrlfl, Assinaboia drew at- Turriff said fortress of the timber limits which twnjon to a u B .Mr. Ames has been so laboriously }u as by thc building up for many months past, 'livening Mail Of that city. Thc re- Tlie government's attempt to again'port WrtS to thu cflBct that us advance the business of the country lhe Saskatchewan Valley Laud and put through-some ut the supplies 'company had taken over the lands of now urgently needed to keep the ma- Lhe Qu'Appclle and Long Luke Kuil- chmery of the government going, was way aml Us the UJ.oa blocked by the reinlroUuction by Mr.' lvhich Uiesc lunds to bft Ames of the time worn timber limits ;rom was em-urged, charges in which family relationships articlc Wtls absolutely false are skillfully mixed up with inueudos w-ilh thc ohject o, substailtjating his ami niisreprcsentatlons to bolster up 'statement he entered into u history a case which actual facts will Ule JllJKl grant to Uje Qu.AwJelle jand Long Lake Hallway and his com- Mr. Ames, having been unsuccessful pany. The grant was made, he said, in his previous attempts in the Com- in 1884, the company being allowed uions and house accounts committee an area of 2822 miles out of which to manufacture scandals with the aid to make its selections. Messrs. Osier of handwriting experts and photo- Hammond Xanlon of Winnipeg, se- graph apparatus, recently took to lected out of this area and the country and entered upon a lee- then said there was no good land turing tour with magic lantern with available. Two years before the sale the object of making political capital of land grant was made to the Sas- ut the expense of a few Liberal mem- katchcwun Valley Land Company cor- bers who had shown more enterprise respondents passed between the Min: than their opponents In tendering for ister of the'V lion. Clifford Sifton and A. H. Crcelman. who was CALGARY SELLS DEBENTURES Purchased at Good Price by Toronto Concern Culgary, Alta., May city has effected a sale to Messrs. Geo. A. Simpson Co., of Toronto, of 000 debentures thirty years, 4 1-2 per cent, at the highest price receivid for such securities by Calgary or any other city of its size in the West for the last couple years. The price paid was 02.55 and all the interest accrued in addition to the city. The city has given tho firm the same privilege of taking the remaining bonds issued or to be issued within the next nine- ty days amounting to WINNIPEG TO HAVE FINE DEPOT MONTREALER SUICIDES New York, May man, who registered lit the Hotel Manhattan an William Mating, of Canada, coin- mileted suicide by jumping from a window of the hotel. The body was later identified as that of Percy G. Marling, 55 years of age, of Montreal. It is believed that financial troubles caused him to end his life. WINNIPEG'S POPULATION Winnipeg, Man., May fig- ures to come from the assessment commissioner's department, which will be given out in a few days will show Winnipeg's population to be about The assessor's figures of population are usually regarded a.s being very near the mark. timber lamls. Today he returned, to the chamber llt-'tmg for the company in respect to apparently refreshed by bis trip and tne al'plicalion of the company for resurrected thc so-called scandals a larger area from which to make its winch were buried with all due cere- Mr. TurrifT quoted a lett- mony several weeks ago. ft was the wt'itten Ijy Mr. Siftoii to Mr. Creel old, old story. Mr. Burrows was a in which a map WHS enclosed on brother-in-law of Mr. Sifton, and Mr. uhich was endorsed the land grunted Adamson was related to' TurrifT. That to various other railways. The lat- was the foundation on which Mr. ter Wils to the effect that, the corn- Ames reported his wonderful struc- might select any available quar lure if incarnation and innuendoes, ter sections not already granted to Mr. Lake came to the aid of his col- companies. Subsequently sev- league from St. Antoine by moving CrUl additional "blocks from which se- resolution calling for an investiga-' lections might be made was thrown lion. open to the company the total area Air. Burrows had no difficulty in an being acres. When the swcring the imputations of Mr. Ames Saskatchewan Valley Land Company and the demolition of the latter's WiXS formed its representative came to house of cards was completed' by Mr. Ottawa and urged that they should Macdonald (1'ictou) who in an excel- liavc the r'ght to make selection from lent speech, applied the lash to the tnc same areas. An order in council suspicious member from St. Antoine was passed putting out one block of not .sp.-irin ly. and completely expos- ed thc tactics by which he had endea- vored to- mislead the country. He showed that Mr. Ames had his inves- tigation and run away from iL Mr. Burrows took up Mr. Ames charges. He went over the evidence adduced in' the public accounts committee anil .showed that his transactions in the of The net was -that the Saskatche- over acres mid adding to the original area a smaller block results wan Valley Land Company had four and a half million acres from which to make its selections, instead of twelve million, aero Mr. Turriff DANCE ENDS IN A FREE FIGHT said he coulrl not understand why in timber limits in the wast had been m the face of sucli facts, the member the regular course of his business as for St. Antoine roulcl make thc state- lumber man, pointed out merits attributed to him. He said, the gross exaggerations and mtsrcp- in conclusion, that out o." the origin- resentations madc in the Conscrva- al land grant to the railway compa- tive with regard to his holdings ny, over two million acres had been and clinched his argument that there selected by the Saskatchewan Valley could have been no collusion with Land Company along the Canadian government officials by giving figures [Northern Railway. An interesting real estate suit was tried at thc Supreme Court yesterday before Mr. Justice Scott. D. J. Whitney nnd W. C. Tves sold Tlurnc Home of Calvary seventy acres of land noar the fair grounds. was paid on thc forty acre tract which was purchased on March 28 for n Hi and SoO on at hirty-ncro tract which wax bought March 11 for Sincc then nothing has been paid. The plaintiffs, Whitney Tves, sold for tbo specific performance of contract, for thc duo on the land, and for thc costs of the ac- tion. The defense maintained that th.- plaintiffs were unable to deliver title to cither tract at the time of sale or at the time the writ was i.s- sued in September last and hence the contract was not binding. The plaintiffs admitted that owing I BEHIND A HIGH FENCE Doukhobors May Ob- serve Their Fashion Ideas Yorkton, Snsk., May tions were received here yesterday from Regina to remove Doukhobors from the Agricultural grounds, where- thoy have been stationed since they returned from Fort William. New- quarters had bet-n prepared for them the outskirts of the town and they wore quietly removed at 2 o'clock this ,nomine before tho citizens of York- ion were siwnro. of the. fact. They .vere guarded by the. Mounted Police ind chanted their dirgos as they novi-d along. The now quarters are screened from outside observation by a high board fence. Seven Persons Had An Exciting Time Last Week Medicine Hat, May sensa- tion was caused in Seven Persons last week end, by the unfortunate ending to u dance held in the new general .store building. the roads. It appears an element of discord was introduced into the gathering by the. presence of man, a rancher of the district. Zim merman's company was not desired, but lie insisted on rc-maining and making himself unpleasant. Accord- ingly Mr. Sneller, the contractor tor the building, who is at present, tech- nically, the owner, brought the mut ter to the notice of-Constable Chalk- and requested him to effect the removal of thc undesirable intruder. Sneller and the constable enterec the building, nnd the latter toll Zimerman to withdraw, intending to take him outside and give him a little 'riendly advice. Zimmerman it is alleged, refused to comply, aiu instead, struck Snc-Iler a severe blov with a club and turned on the con stable. A prolonged tussel ensued Zimmerman, who is a powerful man proving a hard nut to crack, bu evidently the constable gained th affonlfd patrons of'' an end before the day closes. Mr. trip of investigation into this coun- he is one are look j Hishop of the state board of arbitra- jtion met with vice president Homier try, 1 received two kinds of informa- "lff jnvost hl Southern Alberta huid-s- believe the country is gen There has been uo tlon us to llle min ful1 AN ACTION FOR DAMAGES BEING HEARD of the international Union and other lillK lhllt il be depend- ed on at.any season of the year, and M 01 property in thc asserting that with' rare ex-'l'nktid Stlltes lhe of the strikers' executive committee to confer on the new pro- position drawn up by Harry Thomas, president of the Cleveland labor coun- cil and 1'resiileiit Dupotit of the Mu- nicipal Traction Co. This others that with of May. for the next will or two rain- ._ began at ten o'clock this morning. Simcc daybreak no additional, acts of olence of the strike sympathizers is been recorded. fall to insure the production of crops pidly t year, the ex- and bonds that by the New, York The country is ra- recovering from its effects, and In the Supreme court this morning before Mr. Justice Scott, thc ease of Joseph Tinsley, versus The Canada West Coal Co., Ltd., for 'damag- es, was taken up. W. C. Simmons acted for tru> plaintiff and Clifford T. Jones, of Calgary, and R. P. Wallace, of Taber for the defendants. In addressing the jury, Mr. Sim- mons stated the grounds for claims for damages. Tinsley had been work- ing in the mine and on Aug. 12 last he received bodily harm through the negligence of the defendant in allowing a car of rock to run down an inclined slope in the mine of the defendants. The items of claims were stated. The plaintiff will claim the common law of thc responsibility of the employer or his employee. The employer is liable for the action of his employe- causing any injury to another employee, the same as if the accident had happened to a strang- er. Tho company was building a new inclined track for the mining of- the plaintiff was working at the bot- tom, the car at the top through a negligent act was go, it came down he incline, Inr.ded with rock nnd truck the plaintiff. The jury empanelled included r.lor- i.s Bnrford. Amo.- Harrison, Alex C. On Saturday morning Zimmerman j came up to the barracks in the city lo lay information against, a num- ber of persons, whom, he stated, had Assaulted him. He walked in inno eently enough, and appeared rather j surprised to leurn from Corporal Jenkyn that a warrant was issued for his arrest for resisting arrest on the previous evening. He had unwitting- ly, saved the police a great amount of trouble. Zimmerman was bailed out by D. G. White and will appear before a mag- to neiay in tinning1 me nupncnic t of the mortgage place by Mr. the original owner on the thir- ty {fact for the discharge had not been registered until after the writ was issued though thc mort- gage had been paid. Tho forty acres The maximum penalty for resisting arrest is 14 venrs. was onlv when the vendors had no FOUR WERE DROWNED I Little Rock, Ark., May nis patch to the Gazette from Clarendon, right to thc title, that the agreement Arkansas, say.s four prominent young can he repudiated. The. vendor hasj society people were drowned last the power to sue before he has the [night when the tank of a gasolim title but has thc right to acquire the launch in which they were going for title. The money must bc paid into j a moonlight excursion exploded had been bought from the A. U. T. 'court to apply to payment to get a wrecking the boat. Other member.' Co., there was S2.000 to pay on it but title coulri be delivered in a week dear title. Mr. Jones admitted tVmt: the party were rescued with dirfi the plaintiffs now hnve power to givo j rully. HIGH WATER anv time. t title to the fortv acres and could j i Mr. Jones, of Jones, XJrols, A ml have done so at thc time of the issu- I Ti.srod of Calgary, counsel for the ing of the writ applying lo thc j defendants admitted that as the von- court, and can give title to thc other i Ottawa, May witl dor.s had neither title nor absolute'tract by paying the balance due. j Hawksbury and Rockland is stoppec claim to the land until all had Ixxm paid on it, nil deals were off. The After n lonp argument between Mr. Jones and L. M. Johnstone, counsel judgt stated backed by practice in for the plaintiffs as to costs, Ontario and other courts, that, it judge reserved his decision. the by floods and the Hawksbury lumbe and papor mills havo had to bc shu down. At Rockland tho railway yard nnd sidings are under water. Stafford, Albert K. Haston. Cyrus M. and Charl- s R. Daniel. The first witness called was Henry Turst, who Wiis in charge of a shift four ni'-n fur the Canada West Joal Co. At ihree o'clock in the af- ernoon of A up. 12. the shift went to vork on new incline. Hi- wa present wlu'ii Tinsley was injured They had lire.] three shots. H niv.iii> of a pin. Ther is a drag attached which drops, catch es the ties th-- inclim to throw off thr track and keep if from goin down. At tile tnp "I tiir: HiCiiiit-, drag was taken off and put in the ca to be sent down, ll had formerl attached to the side of the ca There was only one man workin the dump the engiive (Continued on Back ;-Tht> statement of the latter class ll not the presidential jhave seen-verified now for three years SERVED HIM RIGHT Hamilton, Ont., May in thc Kingston penitentiary ;dfty_tho thirty lashes was the sentence thc time we have been operating here ]Jn although it. hiul been dry jail sjiring, ruin began falling on the Kith day of .May. In 1907, the rainy -season commenced on the very same This year, it uoii coming on perhaps would by this time reached normal conditions. "After the maturing of this sea- son's good crops, which are now prac tically assured, there is nothing we can see to prevent a continuation of the advance in Sunny Southern Al- berta lands during the next year. "J am glad to note that Lethbridge l-.o-s been improving very rapidly in nd robbery. The complainant was thc statements" L-iry Vodzey, a Polish woman. WCllthcr ohservers you caninw'iy' L am conficlent, there is a Connor snntchul a purse containing wjth u upo; a Ifircut future for not only the'country small sum of money and struck her cicnt rainfan (lliring tho growing sCa. grounding Lethbridge, but .for the a the face. O'Connor hits served of the ycfir city cf Lethbridge itself. There is wo five yeans terms for similar of- j certain to be a irreat nri- seems to have started a little earlier npo.scd by County Judge Snyder on but the C0ming at this po; ,-illiam O'Connor, guilty of assault ri.d spring confirms .n my of some of your j certain to be a great ad- j vance in thc next ten years believe the prospects for con-' nnd tiVre is every imJi-ation 'that to thin ni ba one of tlw IMMIGRATION" WILL CONTINCK linucd C. N. R. FLYER WRECKED Winnipeg, May 20.-The Canadian! Iirc as if IIOL boUer- now thnn' leading cities of Alberta. Northern Flyer which left hrre hllvc Jlt an-v Urnu sincc light for Minneapolis and St. Paulihavc bccn opcniting in Southern Al- j >FOUND DEAD CALGARY as wrecked at Cartier Station fifte, n body berta. There are several huntlre i nles .south of here. The tender of j our on lht> fldd- 1 20--Thi' left the rails first, throw-! Considerable interest among th- peo- I buries L. Henderson once of Prince- side Three llloir Iocalities and that Out., was found by an employee siSTip works in a box C'ir at the [arc expecting lie engin. the engine on it.- oaches left the rails, the express, nail and baggage cars and second .nljrnllcr of lass coach. The pass, ngers escaped vith only a shaking tip. brin? out buyers as soon as j: by lhe Alberta Snap Works. THE REUF CASE i San Francisco, May jury j n the case of Abraham Rouf, accused >f offering a bribe to former j c.inie into court today! ifter br-ing locked up all night and j mnounced that no agreement had j leen reached and asked for instruc- j ions. Indications point to a dis-l Igret'lllellt. TWO KILLED Preparing For AT TILLSONBURG 6 Queens Hotel Victim of Fire A Leap For Life Race Meet E -MAYOR DEAD The Turf Club ;uv looHng forward to a siiccessml meet on June CJrd and -llh and are enthusiastic in preparing for it. In view of the successful meet ;tt Cranbrook last week they jus- May At. in predicting that a largo entry jthis morning ti 'discovered to b Queens Hotel hrin.-; tl receipt.. on fire and before! The members of the Club are un- St.. Jonhs. Que.. May ,uid were lhor. to have the track and grounds Cousins, ex-mayor and leading citi- ,on and business man. died today, age 56 years. oughly awake the halls weiv filled fitted up and made better. so would like to see matins a week. BASEBALL RESULTS KASTKRX: At Iluffaliv- Buffalo Baltimore, rain. At Newark Rochester NORTHERN: Duhith Winnipeg NATIONAL. At Pittsinirp: rain AMERICAN: At Clfveland smoke iind escape bv the stairway I [was cut off by Humes. So rapidly; u ]ast night-s .T. F- lloa j did the lire spread that assist- gers was elected vice president to fill mice could rendered Mrs. John tho causc-d by the death of R.H.E. and Miss Mero. wife nnd daugh j ter of (hi: proprietor nnd 'Miss Urey and several ol Vi- ler ladies together with several tra- A. Keyes. i Tlie secretary. A. H. Humphries, ex pects to be out of the city for ton r-iiys and as a result A. McOuire was assistant secretary. It was decided to call for lenders had jnmpetl from second and third storey windows to the jinent below. Miss Crcy and Travel- for booth aml "Stnurant. privileges. 1 ler Hoinharl whoso boine is not. instant Oil {known, were instantly killed bv th fall and several others including Mrs. MILK RIVER IRRIGATION An addition lo the supply of the Milk River irrigation project is secured by water ripht filed in the county clerk's office today by H. X. Jipent and M.iss Jlereo and Miss lumbar se- riously injured. Firemen were the spo' and siren ins pouring j on the llames. Several persons were r Irescuifl by but as vet all tlv !lP'nt for the f. IO. I I s i -i 11 are scour- New York ......................6.10.4 i ing town and suburbs. -mud Jo the of People's Creek to ns.-ist in irripatinp M'l.OOO acres of ITU! lyinp between that stream atid mouth o'f Milk river. Another water right appropriates a similar am- mnt of the How of Dodson Creek, to ho used in the irrigation of about iKX) aens of land in that vicinity. ;