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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBKIDGE. ALBERTA. FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1914 NUMBER 137 Local Concern Formed to Drill East bf Coutts in 1-12 TWO SECTION LEASE Boundary Oil Products Co. Ltd., Name of the Latest in the Field HAVE A RIG IN SIGHT Consequent. upon the reports that drilling--.-rigs are already on the ground In the new oil field located east of Coutts on the International boundary, comes news of the forma- tion of a. local company, which has for its object the sinking of a well on that section. .'_ 'The new was form- ed, yesterday afternoon, is known as the Boundary Co., Lid., and already they 'have H. Ostlund, of the firm of Palmer' McLelland In (Edmonton 'getting, Hie charter through; The, provisional directors the Boundary Of! Products Co., Ltd., A.-V. B.'C. Giibault, W.-D.J James Harris and Win. H. Har- ris. The concern1 'Has--two sections in Township 1; range 12, in tlie same township in which rigs are already being located, and have an expert on the ground who will report within a couple of days as to the prospects. they have got in touch with.a..drilling.concern, anil have a riff ready to be'rusbed to Letbbrldge'us noon as the preliminary arrangements are completed. The stock .of .the company will be put oh-, the market tit 25 cents at-the the- :Week, and drilling will- soon as .sufficient ihbuey- has raised for ment purposes. OUR NEW'GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND HIS CONSORT Ogilvie Mill Co. Buys Elevators South of City Winnipeg Business Men Here Today Have Big Sum Invested PRAISE LETHBRIDGE Medicine May Ogilvie-Milling Co. lias purchased elevators at Irvine, Island, Stirling, Warner, and Monarch, all in Alberta. Tlic company will build one at Wilson's Siding, ten miles south of Leth- hridgc, and three on llir Siifiield branch of the C. P. H. These leu elevators will bring Ogilvic's nmn- :her up to 27 with a total storage capacity outside of the mill eleva- tor here, of bushels. After spending eighteen hours in Calgary the Winnipeg business men left foj at four o'clock this moininf, irnving here at 8.50. Members -of1 the party were up at light to taU in the surrounding couutn through which the train was pasting On ai Lethbridge they were hv delegation of about for- proniinenfTutizen.s, including the li o Resident, secretary, and officials Of Ijjpt Hoard of Trade. Sixteen -automobiles were Post Office Will Have the "ber" Put in "Alberta" Following is a paragraph contained in the .last issue of the Canadian Of- ficial The movement to in rcadi- have flic "ber" put in Alta., Thorough Prospect Will be Made of Site Selected for Lethbridge Discovery Well in Order to Es- tablish Oil and Gas ing Director Hayr Issues Statement I.cUifmdfifl Oils, Limited, held an- other meeting at eight o'clock last when further details for the formation of a local rumpany to bore fur dil and gas close to tlie city were discussed. The company now has in Kdmontou its: application'for a char- ter, pending the receipt of which they arc making all preliminary arrange- ments possible. One decision reached at the meet- ing to bring in an expert to re- port on the prospects tor obtaining oil on thc Whitney lease. After the meeting Managing Direc- tor Hayr handed out- the following ness tr contact the party in an itin- started hy the Lethbridge Board of written statement: cran of the citj made for was the The N'o. 8 first point. Trade Use ot Contraction "Alta." to be [dose to which a halt was made, for hav- la i-rspcctnc MCU ol the coal indus- ing made to the Postmaster Prince and Prjnces- of Teck it Tompacu l oai jluie. His Sureue men- irjes. 'phe Experimental iarm and General that the contraction "Alta ness Prince Uexandei ot leek is a btothcr ot Queen Man and hat, Henderson were next visited, vice Order. The Prince was married in 1906 to Her Royal Highness Alice of Alb in a granddaughter of Queen Victo i and they have two sons and one Iu'.the photograph the. Princess is carrying tlie silver miner's Jamp arid "bouquet presented to her by the 'South Wales .coal miners. epugnant to the people of Alberta, Lethbridge Girls Took Part in W. C. T. U. Medal Contest at'Hat Medicine Hat, May Miss Htit.lv Richardson, of Whitla, won medal'in the W. C. T. tf. .elocutionary contest here fast nigiit. Cervia Miggs, of WinriHrcd, was second. Other contestants were Alberta Washbrpok and Greta Wil- Lethbririgc Edward Linehart, of Whitla, Florence Stuart of Carl- stadt, and Archie Mitchell of Coal- dale. ANNU'AL DISTRICT MEETING C'ON- TO APPOINTED FAVOR POSTAL LIBRARY The annual moctfiig of the Leth- Hlsliicf of the Methodist h alter 11 o clotk the party left for j not too long to lie used in full, "Macleod that it is significant and euphonious C F Rouliml, commissioner j and may become a txade-inark of o! the Winnipeg Industrial Bureau, great value in marketing the products the annual trade of the Province, it lias heen decided where ihcrc hayn lircn indications oE oil for twenty years and more, and where in the olden days the traders used to grease Ihe axles of their wa- gons with the mud from a spring there. Tlie public are invited to go out at any time and see the -oil indi- cations and IUr. Whitney or any of his family will show them the ex- act location. If is the intention of the company to procure the services of an expert engineer to inspect thc holdings and give a report on the possibilities of striking oil there. The provisional directors of the company aru A. Hayr, managing di- rector, F. Colpman, F. W. Downer, A. E. Ives and D. J. Whitney. The prospectus of the company is being prepared and copies will >s in the hands of the public in a lew days. Thc company docs not guarantee anything to the public hut a (air ant! square deal and the names oi Ihe di- under -.are conducted, was too to discontinue the use of the contrac- much Gait occupied; Gardens tile beauty of tion "Alta." in tiie Postal Service to accompany tho: and to recommend that letters and on its tour He was busy all other mail matter for the Province moLning Ins camera, taking ,of Alberta should wherever possible, SOME ADDITIONS WILL BE MADE NEXT FODDER NEEDED of the locality, anil in- "bear the name of that Province formed the Herald that he could not get from the attractiveness of the spot: Ihc bureau at over which .31 r. Rowland- presides, sends out a weekly letter .to' 237 English and Am- erican and to b.ig -financial: A company has been organized un- der the liame of Lethbridge. Oils, Ltd., tor thc purpose of drilling for oil and gas three miles southwest ot the city of Lethbridge. The company will haVc a capitaliza- tion of in shares ot Sf each, par value. shares will be issued to the public at 50 cents as soon as the charter has been cat scheme but, an honest received from Edmonton. Thc to ancl bring the oil cl.uer received from the issue of stock will Lethbridge and 'make a city of he used to drill 3000 or more feet to obtain oil or natural gas. The company control the oil and gas rights on 2500 acres of laud three miles southwest of the city of Leth- rectors are well known men City of Lethbridge. This hi, the wild in (bridge, known and around the place the Whitney ranch and brid church net m tteslcj Hal on ncsda, held o ind Ilic gchcral scfcsions compos- a ong conference ?up I air cd of ministers and laymen met yes- on the question of establishin r A A T o n IJICMT encan anu 10 iug -imanciai. FARM OFFICIALS PAY VISIT and insurance Companies-in the prin- __------------ jcipal cities. It took the bureau .five ,r years to build >up its mailing list. F. C. Alfred, Dominion poultry ThB partv o[ business men number man, and Angus McKi superintend .Qf these, thirty-two are cnt of western experimental farms, of pioneel. western business men who are Macleod Oil Crazy; Mud lake Oil Fields Limited, on the Job Macledll, May There is no doubt, any more that Macleod Qtt clcclltllc ,argest T- !s for oil. Tho Mud Lake oil Ihc session vas their ,Vay to the coast call dustrial and fmanclal cntcrprises. On field is to He prospected a local lucsdav afternoon ind ed at the cxpenmcnlil farm and had the second da, of the tout a train cominnv formed tlkcn ,vjlich that ei ht of the partv bccn in win. counle of divs evening, more five stock feeding and breeding mt experiments. Mr. Grisdale stafcd that con pa v is alreadv .ellto 11D.IHOF DESTROY MORE PAINTINGS- GAME BECOMING OUT. RAGEOUSLY POPULAR DIN IN POLICE COURT ands where there are now By investing in this you -.vill help these men to gel oil or gas, ;.t the same lime help to make Ueth- bridge what she should rae-. trc-polis of the soutlu Many Visit Whitney's A party from the city visited the scene of tlie Lethbridge Oils Ltd., site for boring operations afternoon. .Traces of. some kind'of oil- are evident osi. ton of tlie water coming' from a spring in the side o[ the till. Those -wishing to mav do so by taking the old.railway gra_de across the coulee, and..thence, through the first gate on. the right The spring: Is in Hie first .draw east of the liorse corrals ont he top of the hill. Compared with the excitement whictli prevailed all through yesterday over tlie purchase of oil shares, there was a lull in the streets tovsy which, betoken the calm PAID EXTREME PENALTY Montreal Italian Who Murdered His Countryman Went to Scaffold Today Montreal, Que., May O. Bernard! was hanged at six min- utes to eight this, morning for tlia murder of Lnigi Sgroi on Notre Dame at its meeting next week in .Calgary. conductin i. some ntf srnted amounted lo twentv-seven Albert who interesting experiments this year, a miHinn dollars. and five others who are at Poultry. j Jrr_ rjowlaml was much impressed jwith the improvement in the ci I to it was when he was here; were continued. Two candidates were recommended to the conference to be'EMPIRE DAY IN received on probation, 'Viz.; A. J. i Faulkner and N. Brooks. Rev. O. II. Gobbledick was elected to represent the CHARGES AGAINST GOULD j Claimed That He Forced the Wabash here Road Hands c i three, years ago. What Winnipeg and London, May Day is be- ing largely celebrated in the schools of the British Isles today. Lord Rob- erts will take, the salute in Hydo Park older cities arc doing in st-_ Louis, 5fo., May ity of Buckingh; a column of determined women yes- tfrtlay attempted to reach the King with a petition, had barely subsided when early, this morning a woman armed with a loaded cane ruined five j masterpieces in the National Gallery. Almost simultaneously' another chairman of the! district, Rev. F. E. fioothroyd on tho' stationing commit- e tee, which meets in1 Calgary today, from a parade of six thous-: tni. also to" him. thc 'that j. Aspenvrell Hodge, the attorney j WMkcd a picture" hanging in who appeared before the Missouri nine in getting open spaces in of citirs. Lethbridge, he said, oeioro tne .Missouri ,hc Kayal Academy of Art. Both wo- had clrciiiiy wisely accomplished. The I uhlic Service Commission yesterday ivere arrested." car system running alongside jj re-organization plan of j A little later the magistrate before ;tlie Wahnsh Railroad, represented cer- ,vnom lverc the fifty-seven street over a year.ago. Newspaper- _-.. _, men and twelve guards witnessed the wlth Gco' as al- osecutlon at Dordaux Jail. The mlir- Rev. Chas. Bishop iwas elected as al- ands including the cadets ov- Mr informed 'tain that were trying to get women arrested in yesterday's disturb lernate A minister Canada. Several! the Herald, were none too ontimis-, money 'he Wabash management ancf was compelled" to suspend the and a layman were'elected to each of English companies declined to parti- .tic on the oil situation and it would anfl counter charges that George J. proceedings because the accused cre- thc Conference Committees. Thc lay J c'Pate lf snls were included, so the take more than the operations men elected to Conference were .Dr. flatter were asked .1. II. Bivers, H. H. Cragg; McKenzie selves. Welsh of Barons, and T. A. Sundal to absent them- curbstone sellers to excite any one of receivership were made at the re- thcm. j sumption of the hearing here today. Gould deliberately, forced the. Wabasli atrd such a din that nothing be heard. could der was due to jealousy. Bernard] met Angelina Regiauna and Sgroi in thc street, shot and wounded the girl1 and killed Sgrol. Bernardi was carried to the scaffold and shuddered 'when he saw the end him. COMMITS FOUR MURDERS THEN SUICIDES Mlnnenpolis, Minn., Hay 22. Ollsaul of Saskatoon followed.ihis estranged wifo to her home in Thlct River Falls, last night, and shot her, and her younger sister, Inga Olson, Mrs. LurUvig Lnr- son, .fatally shot hln mother- Ill-law, Airs. Olson, and then shot himself. 172 members have received dur- ing the past year, arid -125 removed by death and otherwise, a net in- crease of -17 and a total bf 674. The amount contributed for missions pro- per was SI057 including from the young people's societies. The total for the different ....connection funds was from the charges to which was added in mission grants. The'grand total for all purposes was The .Postal Library. project was un- animously endorsed and 'commended lo thc Alberta Conference and the General. Conference. JACK KONG GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER Vancouver, B.C., Jlay Jury yesterday afternoon returned a ver- dict of manslaughter In the .7ack Kong case. Evidence was submitted that Mrs. Milliird wits in the quarrel that led to vhc murder. NO DRILLS UNLOADED AT CQUTTS Herald Man Finds Report is Centre of All the Oil Excite- ment Land Filed on in Montana and Alberta (By C. M. McLennan) Coutts, Alta., May proves no founda- tion for the report yesterday that drills were on the ground here. No machinery has been entered at the Customs House, or unload- ed either at Coutts or Sweet Grass. Segur Is the heart, centre and core of all the ol! excitement in this district. C. F. Moberly, of the United States Cuitoms office, states that Segur filed on several factions in township 1 ranges 11, >uff Chained Herself to Seatr-Harangued the King London, May George and Quien Mary wire compelled to Ilittn to thc harangue of a jtani1 iuffragette ,thii whllt thty wire attending a mat- at His A woman rest in the stalls and begun to the King. "You Russian ihc shriek- ed. The attendants quickly rushed in and her'out, but found that she was chained; to -the seat. They, had to through a link before she'could be remov- ed. While this was in progrtss half a dozen women In different parti of the.thiitre started, shout- ing at His Majesty. One of them Jumped on the stage and. com-, menced a speech. When she had been thrown out others began. Eventually the disturbers were ejected. pollen on duty out- side had a hard struggle to save frtm rough handling by the hostile crcwtf. 12. He is an oil man and would not do this in a dream. That Se- gur and a party of New- Yorkers will drill here within a short time Is generally admitted. He may have his drills on the ground with- in a week, or it may be a month. His time and attention in centred at Calgary new, and it is stated that this district will be thc next to receive his concentration. He will bore on Section 1, twp. 1, rge: 12, as stated in yesterday's Herald, but nobody knows when. There are indications of oil on both sides of the line, both sur- face and subterranean. It was reported here a few days ago that oil reached the surface on Roscoe's farm, directly touth of Ratios 11 in Montana, snd that it Ignited, but this is unconfirmed, Segur, It is said, has an option on a half-secton of Roscoe's farm. It was reported at first that this was sold for but later den- ied. :A party cf sixteen left Sweet yesterday, and .staked plac- er.'claims'in-'the vicinity of Ros- but It'is doubtful tf they will obtain the right to the min- erals, as moist of the homestead" land in that district is held under the new United States regulations which retain the mineral rights to the government. This party may form a company and drill. W. L. Baker of 1-13 has filed on 1900 acres in his township and many others are contemplating filing, Mr. Baker states that one quarter sold for while his own holdings are listed in Calgary at quarter. Wm. Burke, a broknr of Sweet Grass, status that Sfgur will drill on 1-11 or 1-12. THE SLASHING EPISODE A militant suffragette today slash- ed and damaged five pictures in the National Gallery. them were, four va'iiahlc old paintings by Gioii-! vaunt BMlini. round figure to the Cardston Invest- ment Co., where Mr. J. Y. Card "will put on shares of a company which ia 'being formed at Cardaton for drilling on eighty acres adjacent to the town and west of its latest subdivision, Grand View. Cardston claims to fce tho mother town of the west in the matter of oil prospects, going back to tweuty years ago, when, crude oil was sold bj( "Uncle" B. A. Aldridge. He the same by holding burlap sacks over the seopings in the Kootenays, and wringing out the water, sold the oil sticking to the sides for lubricating and medicinal purposes. Friday is students' day at the Na- tional Gallery and the rooms were well lillrd with young artists engaged in copying master pieces.. Suddenly in the Venetian room a middle aged wo- man drew a loaded stick from be- neath her cloak ami made several vi- cious slishes at all the pictures with- in reach. Students and attendants soon succeeded in overpowering thc i woman. At about the same time a I QUARRYMAN BLOWN TO PIECES Dnndas, Ont., May Nib- (lock, a laborer working in a quarry here yesterday afternoon, was blo'va to pieces In an explosion. HER NAME WAS "MARY" May perpetrator of the suffragette outrage at the Royal Academy, when brought up at police court, gave the name of Mary Spen- cer. She was committed for trial at the session. Addressing tho magistrate as "a picture'hanging in the'Royal Acad- old the ac- cm.y was badly damaged hy another suffragette. She was arrested. WELL-KNOWN SURVEYOR DEAD Toronto, May Her; bert Gilmour died hero last night. As a government surveyor ho participat- ed in railroad and development work in Alherla, -Saskatchewan .and the Northwest generally. Ho also conduct- ed two tohacco stores iu Edmonton. cused kept the proceedings lively with, an abusive tirade. BECKER GUILTY New York, May jury at 4.00 o'clock returned a verdict oi "guilty" against Lieutenant Ucukcr. Gamblers and Bandits Clashr-Two Shot in Melee San Francisco, Cal., May With drawn revolvers two mask- ed men entered a road-house on the southern outskirts of thc city ftarly today, where eight men were playing a card .flame.. .A. general shoottyig that followed cost the lives of H play- er and one of the bandits. The other bandit wat probably fatally wounded, and another- of the- play- era received wound'IK. The dead: David Bailey. Bailey and Edward hlghwaymenf rutrbd. up. to Con Regan, one of the players, crying, want your and began firing. Regan tumbled out of chair quickly enough to eicapa the bulleti. who wat dealing, trftd to Interfere, and wat shot through the head. The other play- scrambled to cover. ;