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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vn. LETJIBMDG1. WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1914 NUMBER us WILL BORE FOR OIL Ad Club, Alive to the Possibilities in the South, Woukf Have Expert Investigate and Let the Wnole World Know of His Finding IF THE RESOURCE IS HERE, Believing that there is every pos- for tie (Ustovery of oil in the country srijacvnt'- to this city, the Lethbrldge Ad club has formed Itself Into a body of prospectors, and tni the In Inciting every lion, of petrolef m In the south, with a T'PW to Inducing the establishment of drilling machines, If prospects war rant CunninfhaBi-CnlK, the noted Bug llsh geologist and expert, upon wbose evidence and reports the Okotols fleM underwent such remarkablo de vetopuent, will be .brought to this city, under the ansplcei of the Ad irat all powlble Although Cal tarr-haa of the bene (It Mas development, It van TctMed oat that Okotoks Is only twenty farther from Leth krMge than Hi Is from Calgary, and that government reports show Indica ttOM of oil In the south that are just as pmslslnr-u fee north field was cf Its develop- ment If there is'any poailkllltv of a dls- taw Ad club proposes to brikf tt abnul In'their opinion, the ben way. to do Is to have the dls trict thoroughly over by experts. R la n well- kMwn fact that the Plnetur Cnek district hu yielded oil readily with the Idea, knd the last word to float from the Board of Trade building ,iras so enthuE- lastlc had they become by tile time of adjournment. Routine business occupied the re- _alnder of the time. El J; Behl, the first president of: this aggressive or- ganization of young, business men, presided. Chairmen of the different committees have appointed as follows, and it will not be long before .hey call upon their lieutenants for lelp: Membenhip. G. F. Bletcher and J. Perry; E. V.i pro- gramme, A. C Rawortt; social, T H McCready; M.'Dowsley, censorship, E. J. SeM; vigilance, Geo. A. Rice. J. B. a director to fill the vacancy; caused'by the re- signation of Tracy. Dr. R. B. C. Mac- Kenile, R. Baldry and R J., Sehl were appointed a oomnilttee to look after the arrangements for, to'be given here on-Prlday, May 25, by Dr. Dyde, prlnclpai of Robertson col pn'so'iiie' phase of the educational value -of- advertising xnoaHOMsH 'tt'.tbt proepmfairs, substance out ot-that-nxifk-country on horseback Wrltlni-on-itiie IsAfUl Becoming ta aoua as-arimepectlve oil- drilling cen- ;the" neoni? developments; In the dlitrlct-eejt'of Cowtts and Milk ftlter, where leeaes are being filed as fast as they .can be written out, all eJiow unmlstakeaMe slgts of the mys- terious, mafic fluid What the Lethbrldie Ad club u they want In every other endeavor or enterprise. Is, the truth regarding tbeee If there Is a natural resource hidden unde the verdant prairies of which they are not fully :to find the truth of the matter It Is not the Intention to boost and foster cat --or undependable schemes. Is no oil.In these regions, they are perfectly aware that promotion wfll Inevitably re-act to the disadvantage of their city, and they are just M desirous of knowing this, although- they, -would possibly not be r ft' M Boss-lev, the man behind the gun with the Idea, Is ably supported in the work dona bv B C MacKen tie and: J. R. Oliver, the committee ap- pointed to push the gun to the firing line It Is their Intention to get into communication with Mr Cunningham Craig as soon as possible, and deter mine ;he., can give some of his time'.to this district: They will see that he is sent to all the promising fields adjacent to Lethbrldge They have confidence It his ability, as an and wijl guide their future op- erations according to his reports H is also their intention to get opinions or. the, south field from men like Mr. Serfur and Mr Dlngman K the recorta o! Mr Cunningham- Craig1 are favorable, the club will see that Uer'are given the widest public- ity, so that drillers may be shown the and liulitted to locate derricks the gtound They have the faith that Trouid remove mountains and 'they are looking for disappoint- After the regular business of the xeeetlatJwet transacted last night; Mr. Dowslej Hid and every one was attention He explained In a brief way nhat KdaraqMB1 had done in connection with The Capital City thought there was gas In' the MrtR- eomtrv Tbo members know K U was discovered, It wntd mean-' millions to their old bane aid Her got busv and Talaed to pmiiftet the district They have a trill on the job new M. 0. emphasised Mr. Dows- ley's resgarke ky elating that the MMMSI to be the club's great onjetjsiilrf, aM should preeent tell In More Yet but Indications Are Very FIVE INCHES 'THIS YEAR Providence .is .being good, to South- ern Alberta in more ways .thai one. The rain which fell lac; night came as a blessing to the'.entire country, and reports indicate tuc. was fairly At .the' Experi- mental farm only a tenth of, 'aii inch fell, but that'-much, more would have been recorded 'in the city, as it for some time'. On Monday night a similar at the farm, and this brings the total for the year Up toi tbe neighborhood ot five inches, the .record fall i-for the first five months for many.siv.eir. Crops were in: Southern' Al- berta under the most favorable con- ditions, and practically every farmer has spring wheat several inches above the ground. The rain is very timely, however, in most and. the prayer cJ the man on: the.land is that it may not stop until an abundant supply is stored up. And this, is the weather that will "permit of being reserved lor luture use, fdt .evapora- tion is extremely light under" existing conditions. T-- WHERE THE PEACB MEDIATORS MEET TODAY vwatt.. New picture of Clifton House, Filli, Ont, when the peace held their first, meeting totfiiy'. The meetings wlH be held In theiall- reom. Over fifty apeclal wires liiive THE ROTUNDA-. Liberal Amendment for Six Month'spHbist Lost by 47 Majority-Nickle 'and Bennett, Vote WjtK Liberals, Charleton With Government RESOLUTIONS 1BEING CONSIDERED TODAY Contract for Maple Has Been Awarded LETHBRIDGEirtDISCOVERY" WELL NEAR WHITNEY'S Two Local CompaniieiTFonned Tlds Drill as Soon as Rigs" Can be Procored-Oil Sewagesr Have Been' There for Years Oil, oil, oil! _ t Eight in Lethbridge. Cupfuls of> oil-bearing soil' wei-e taken fiom the side ot the roulee miles from the city on the Whitney faim. One company has been formed, the initial stock has been taken vp by local men and is all disposed pf t Another company, composed entirely of local men, is in the forming order drills at once, The seepages show unmistakable signs it -is said that'the.old freighters from Fort Ben- ton used the soil from this' spot- to grease thjeir wagons in-the early days. The existence of the oil has .bjrien but it took the recent de- velopments to put the hece'sgary-conndence into the scheme to: work it. A well will go 8-21, just as spioiias the material-can-be placed on the ground, and Letbbrldge.will have a discovery well all her own.' NEWS CAUSED "jfA Wjh becoming worth'of stock since opening A BIG RUSH interesttdi Tbevpossibilities of the the office this morning. Piedmont The land is said to be -the rlchieM- the'H'readth of, stocks are selling there for 85' cents, ii, nil nullities' in im-i while, they are worth ti.oo in Cai- rn oil producing qualities in .oV-was -tile Igiry: Mr. Waite also informed the today, by-men. who have the. i-.ttoji ,.tb: .strike. The .company that' Phillips: ssd Dr. EHiot, enoe and knowledge. Every acre brittle Chenille of local and re- Of stated not long' ago 'district was filed on today as'soon--as putable fumi of good that they, had found traces of oil as :it became known ,tbat development'.lv -o' aafeguardingthe tar'south, as the, Montana-line, and would take place. The company have' Investor .against wildcat schemes that the possibility, of: a strike was the lease on section 17, and on other brought on by. development such as as good right in the city of Leth- iands flearby, while private indiv'fc has been witnessed in .the past few bridge as" in any other spot. duals rushed the land ofUce for plins days. The'object-js to place before 55-000 ACRJSSiFILED of adjoining.townships this afterniSjn. 1 stocks, which they ON- IN- TWO The .oil can 'be.baled: up by the ..cwfr. hare themselyes investigated- and i Application at .the local land office I'ul nt the present; time, according to i know to be sound. elicited meagre- information this Information given, out at the orgai-: A separatjorganiiation has been Mt. Stafford stating that he itation meetung this morning. -Iforiiwa the ..Whitney, farm was.not in: a-position to give out any The first local company formed, i company (nf0rmation on the extent of flling. took life this morning in the oto .KMIPWPW of thecom- it was learned indirectly, however, of A. W. Cooley in the Sherlbik that, practically acres were Block Shares went at HO and all taken up within Incorporation papers were drawn immediately, and provisional direct- j TEN OIL BROKERS! ors appointed. The cdmpah'y 'Will "at- OFriGES SPRINQ UP en for business tomorrow morning at. The'opinion was -this ing that Irii E. Segtir, who prospect- the 6U City Pork Market oh FUthJfeorning' by ;a prominent Lethbridge >d the south lountry last tall, had Ottawa, Ont., yote on E. M. Macdonald's motion to give the six months' hoist to 'the government C.N.H. guarantee proposals. lip at 11 o'clock last! night. We motion was rejected on, a division .of 111 to 64, a government majority of 47 There were-two Conservatives and one 'Liberal bolter. As anticipated, Bennett of Calgarj and Nickle of Kingston voted for the Liberal motion. After the announcement' of :the re- sult of the vote on the amendment, the resolution wae declared carried by the same majority and eooald- eratipn of the proposal! were taken up in committee. The vote waa the biggest of any di- vision of the session, the majority be- ing above the government normal ma- jority at the time, which stands at 45, with Speaker Sproule the chair, and Cartler, the late F. D. Monks' constituency, vacaat. When Bennett to record his vote in faior of tbe Liberal nmend- ment, he was loudly applaadtd by the Opposition, as waa also the member for Kingston However, the govern- ment benches sfluared' matters when Charlton stood up in favor of the proposal Alklns-of Brandon was paired 'with. Turriff, who is In the hospital in Montreal, announced liad he voted, he would have supported the government. His announcement -was received with Liberal cries of "Oh, and government cheers. The declaration of Charlton that he proposed to: vote for the resolu- tion came in. the .evening, and was. not. unexpected He said the two leaders were practically agreed that borne thing must be done for the C r4 R and he thought the sooner it was done the better W. F. MacLean, irho spoke during" be. afternoon, favored: me government proposals, because he believed that might ultimately lead to meat ownership of the. linn. Dr. Neely of closed the debate, gava the C.N.tt. credit for g much to develop his district, but opposed the resolutions, because no provision Is Made for the construction of branch with the proceeds of he guarantee. Other speakers included levers! much Canadians, among.them Bon. Rodolphe Lemieui, p B Poster ot Klnga and Alphoose -Verville. During dtaentelon In committee Mr Carvell aMved.Hwt the1 dtfinltlonlif ontraftOTi" amended by adding "MacKenite his Mng to mute tfttn personally Burrell and Lougheed Sent by Connaught to Welcome .Them for King THE STAGE IS1 ALL SET Niagara Falls, Ont, May thing was ready today for the opening of the mediation conference, whiot, under the guidance- of Ambassador Dtgama of Brasll, and Minister Naon. of Argentina and M Suarei ot Chile, is to attempt to compote the differ ences between the United States and Mexico. To welcome the visitor, to Canad- ian territory, the Duke of Connaugnt, Governor-General of Canada; deflat- ed Hon. Martin Burrell, Minister of Agriculture, and Senator IXHigbeed, I Conservative leader, to j from Ottawa Their duties Include i visits of greeting of .the medlatoni.ahd the American and Mexican deletes The forru.l opening of the confer- ence was set for 3 p ku today. pi-ogramme for today included nothlns except the formal Introductions, ex- changes of courtesies and adoption ot plans tor the conduct of the proceed- ings, such as are thi Of- cntng cf an international fathering at this character. 'andC within an with-rag- Sied en Monday, while acres went, yesterday.. SEOUR FILES NEAR WHITING-ON-STONE Inlorraatioh-was gleaned this morn- .Medicine.Hat..Way ZO.- The. contract for-, the. erection of a million dollar mill lor the Maple Leaf Milling Co. fhasi been 'awarded vto Archibald of who built the Kenora Mili'.fof the will commence if Archi- bald being already on the (round. He expects to have the niill ready for grinding by. the new EARL GREY IN WINNIPIO SUFFERING FROM A CHILL Winnipeg, Man., .May Orey, ex-Governor Genen.i of Canada arriv- ed in the city this morning from the I west, suffering from a chill contract- 'ed during the night His private sec 1 retary said that his lordship waa un- able to see anvone, and an Invitation _________ __ ___r ______... ______twenty the vicinity of Writing-On-Stone, i to thei; Government' House, extended and Brokerage Company, iywirs, this city ailstr.ict.was or'near .where-the-G...T. intend to by Count De Bwy, private swreury the Alexandra hotel. man, who hu watcbed-the on a large quantity of leasehold .It is to be known as the for the, past, VOTE ON TOLLS BILL WON'T BE ON MAY 22 Washliigton, D.C.; Ms." at- tempt by Senator Democratic leader, to get .Vnanimqua'.coiiHnt -for a vote on May 22 on the Pauma tolls repMI hill, was dffestdd today, when Senator McCumber objected. "Tthe time ,to fix a date for the NertU. Dakota and IB'composed of the fol- lowing well known business men D. L. Klmball, 0. T. Lathvgp, C. MeCarty, E. A. Grant, Chas. Knudt- son, 0. B. Molr, W. S. Bent, Allen Jack, E. A. Shatmaa, A. ff. Cooley, J. F. Hinck, J. 'A. to undergo, toe greatett per- drill. lod of projrtw in its history within Use next Mw montkt.- -Ten .ori: stokeM' offices sprang up aigMi and it was estimated by that folly worth of Stocks had been sold up to J. McGANN, NEW YOHKEK.v.BEHIND UIQ.DrjAL. to Lieutenant-Oovernof Sir Douglas Cameron, was declined with regret. Earl who Is by the Countess, went straight his in. E. A. Hinck, Oeo. Angus EEan, K, S. Lefflngwell, H. R. Joie- IKHM) S' ton, C. R. Young, F, W. Dowiier, H. A. McKlllop, R W. Wallace, A. K. McOuire, F. B. Ross, J. A. cring, J. M. Hiiff, W. D. L. Hardle, Arthur Held, A. M. Grace, J.. A. Jsckion, Jolia J, Bell, Sydney son. WILL SAKEQUARD LOCAL INVESTORS SOLD Confirmation of the Herald's report ii lastntgfit's issue, that.a'party ot and .Winnipeg financiers' [l-avlng his private car had-.taken up leases in Townshij) 1, ranges II "and was gathered to- day l-.Commissioher Qrace stated that he. the same talk in Cnl- Connaught i r -mm in the Royal Aleiaadra on private car -1 Countess Orey leave I tonight for Toronto, en ronU !-n-a, on a visit to H.K.H. tke The Earl BY NOON TODAY Qne of this first buyers at one ot- gaty last week; anil that the man at a imall boy, who walked the headrof the J. J. lato the office and planked McCann, a wealthy New Yorker. A down.H." for three shares at of eastern capitalists are now writi each. Trading brightened np all: on their way to, the city, and arc Uiehorning, aad atocki in 'pected to .arrive: within -a iow days.- nearly every, company jumped. Har-'The eyes oi: the oil mm', in Calgary ure for-their hoWinp today. A Mf- an'd.Oibloni estlsuM that they on.the international rescntative ot OK ot the big Oml- HANDSOME OFFERS MADE FOR.LEASES s A party of local mm filed on large, tract In this locality ywtsrday 3d they wete odeted a ig- _____________....... Tlie company waa connived ttom MOM ;to noon, and border country, where the heavy gary firms, in the city today, Is _____ the (act that development in oil -Is; 1. Ji'.Walte.joi Walte aad Campbdl, filing past ;two or three 'days: bat wkan i( I that as) wit Lbai bam done. ing all the leases iii sight along Uw MHtMh said the sta'teneot that Mac- ,Maon ted J not iput any icy tt their own In the nad was had been Informed that much of 'the woEklng capital ot the road bad been raised by MacKen- ile ft Mann personally There was constdenblA cross-firing ketwecn Carvell and Mleghen, and Jie dkalnnan several times had to de- cHe which man was entitled to the Itoor. neither being .Inclined to yield, lo the' other. ehlef. point In ais- pute was as to whether icres of land secured by MacKehile 4 Mann for building original lines in Manitoba, were actually., turned orer to the C N R. At midnight Carvell's Inotlon wai declared lost, and the House rose. The consideration of the resolntloni In committee will be resumed todayi Negro Won Indian 160 Killed In War Following New Orleans, La May 20 The United Fruit today was us- ing its wireless in an effort to con- firm a strange story of a race not reported to have occurred on one ol its plantations in Guatemala, in which it is reported 64 negroes and probably 100 Indians were killed. Smouldering'rice hatred of the na- tive Indians for negroes, inflamed by one of the negroes winning the Indian girl Nazada from her father at dice, ind his refusal 'to. sell 'her; back to a native, is reported to be the cause of the trouble The story eamc to New Orleans by mail OOVERNOR-OENERAU STAYING IN 'TORONTO Toronto, Oif, May Royal the Duke antf Duohees of Connaught and Patricia and their household Toronto today and 'established themselves in Sir Kdmund Osier fi itosedale rest fence, wJilch he has placed at thels disposal during their ten days' stay U. t. WILL TRY TO KEIP TAMPICO OPEN Washington, DC, every effort will be made by the Un- ited. States to .maintain the port of TaMpIco free and onon to commerce declared today by Acting tirr of the Navy Rofeereit While no delinUe orders here been latued, ih< Acting Secretary said Mwt If necee-- sary, steps should be taken (o a blockade by either Metfcu FMati' tit or CftsiUtiUnsialaili ;