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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1914 NUMBER 138 Mayor Hardie Makes Decision and Bylaw Will be Amend' .'ed to That Effect GRACE SENDS WARNING Wires from Calgary Asking that Investors Know the Ruling Prices Before Buying Every mau who sells oil shares in the city.of Lethbridge, whether from a stand or curb, will be required to pay Jn license fees. This is the decision of Mayor Hardie after consideration Of tlie entire sit- uation. "He'has instructed City Solici- tor Bali to prepare amendments to by- law No. 17, providing for the change, and on Ttiesday morning these arnend- ments.wiil likely pass.the council and be: law. f. The ifaypr stated-this morning that :the. step is being' takenjh order to turn some pi tlie revenue from oil into the the same time to imblic by .giving the city who deals -in oil BtpcJtBywill'he liable, real tate men A party of real waited on .the Mayor this morning with, a plea that oil deal1 ers be-taxed, .and asked exemption. The Mayor granted.their first request, but caused them to worry over the .Commissioner Grace, who has been In Calgary for-the past two days wir- ed the following to Mayor Hardie to- day: "Have 'been -informed' that sales are being, made in Lethbridge far i if, excess -of those prevailing at head .offices companies I think you shpujd Issue warning against this aud; advise, investors to. make .certain 'that sales are being congratulations upon the success prices Warned The. Calgary public ist' being ouslj'Varned.; against the acceptance pE stock for real cash. A broker there advises the purchase'of listed stocks on certifi- cates only, and states that, all ibusi- amss-like brokers will soon refuse to flea I.- in receipts; who take receipts as guarantees of certificates iire very -unwise, and brokers who ac- cept listings on receipts are.very in- discreet and said he. In order, that buyers may receive their certificates in time to allow 'them to. dispose of the stock should they desire to do so, some offices are adopting the plan oC their sales until they catch up with the issue of certificates. This plan might not be workable, but the warning, may; be taken for'what it is worth. Pacific Oil and Gas Co. havu opened a branch office in the Cornell Travis old stand on .Fifth street, which is fii charge of. Albert Caseaderi. Somewhat of a stir was caused this morning when the 'buyers ot Okotoka learned that tliey .had paid 20 cents more for their shares than certain Cal- gary brokers were asking. Tills re- sulted-.from the fact that a Vancouver firm purchased'3000 shares of Oko- toks at a figure below the market price, and unloaded them at ten cents. A full page advertisement of Okotoks prize, but he would have considered appeared in one of the Calgary pa-jit a disgrace' had .'they; not done so pers yesterday, stating that stock' since, they lijve'had the advantage of holders could now be guaranteed that drilling' operations would commence at once. .1. Harris stated this morning that he expected to see Okotoks go to by Monday and that those who purchased at 30 should not be 'alarme'd. The Okotoks property is HAVRE STRIKES GAS i Big Flow and the Town Now Kai the Oil Bug With the Rest Havre, Mont., May was struck here yester- day at a depth of Great excitement prevailed- -among the citizens, who visited the scene of drilling in hordes. The pressure obtained is 460 pounds to the square inch.. The oil boom is taking.s'htpe here'also, and parties are busy staking placer claims: north'- of this place. Havre is on the main line of the Great Northern about 150 miles southeast tfl t-ethbridge, and a little.east of due .soiith of Medi- cine Hat. High School'Cdmpany Winners of Trophy-rOther Prizes Presented EMPIRE DAY EXERCISES the ciU schools took on quite a inililan appearance the cause being the annual Ballet inspection I his i arricil. out b} Major Oub- hit 01 Calgan The compvues at each ichool were each paraded separatc-U mil their work m fequsfl Drill carefully eTam irod hiarlis Mittg warded lot excel lencc in execution Alter the six torn panics had inspectfil they were assembled at 3.30 on -the Barracks andVwere given a 'battalion drill under tile direction .of Lieuten- ant J. E. HpJgsoii, Principal of the Hich school.. A large crowd of inter- ested spectators .watched tlie boys going through tlicir dilfercnt evolu- tions and much commendation was given for iho promptness with which they -obeyed commands and the stead- iness with which they performed the different movements. Lieutenant Fil- mcr, cadet instructor, received many "GEE, THEY'RE COMIN' UP" from Montreal Star. directly, across Dingman .well.- the road from the second place. Major Outliit said that C Company deserved praise for their steadiness in, marching, and the OKLAHOMA WANTS I prcoiptness with which they had car- FARM HANDsiricd out tlicir evolutions. The other Oklahoma City, Okla., May companies were placed .in the follow- of his work. At the conclusion of the Battalion drill the girls from the correspond- ing classes at the different schools 'ormed into companies' and. led the cadets in the "March. AEter- ____ they were all drawn up in a hollow square and the inspecting of- icer, after expressing the pleasure that their excellent work.had given !iim, announced the' winners iii the Cadet Competition- and called upon Cant- Boiinell.ot.A Company, High School Cadets.-to come- forward and receive the Henderson Cup, emblem- atic of first prize. He congratulated A Company upon their smartness of appearance' and the ability with which they had carried out .the drill. He was giati that-they had won first longer having come up through the ranks of the' Public School Companies. "flic second place was awarded to C Company, Westminster School, and Capt. Mark English n'as heart- ily applauded as he came forward to receive the Downer Cup, indicative ol 3orden Informs Laurier That it Has Not Yet Been Withdrawn WILL INSPECT FEEDS. Ottawa, Ont., May Bor- den stated in the House this morning that as far as ,he knew the Grand Trunk Pacific had not withdrawn Us application for aid. The statement was made in reply to a question from. Sir Wilfrid Laurier asking if it was correct that the Grand Trunk Pacific had withdrawn its application. The Premier said there had been nego; tiatioiis, but no withdrawal. Tho House then took up a bill to amend the Inspection and Sale act. Mr. Foster explained that the inten- tion of the bill was to include feeds under tbe regulation of the present act the same as flour. DAY PROGRAM Rockefeller Won't Meet Lindsay on the Colorado Strike ,teen thousand additional hands will needed In Oklahoma to harvest the 1914 crop, according to State Labor CominisBionqr Da'ugherty hero today. commissioner, eBtimates the crop at 4 0. bushels, the largest the state, ever hns 'produced. Harvesting will -begin. in the southern part of tho 'Klato tho first week in -Juno and con- tinue for thirty day's. BOARD Medicine Hat, 'AHa., May -The City Council at a spa- ing order I) Company, Flcctwood School B Company, Central School; .K Company, Central School and F. Company, Galhraith School. Mrs. G. tyi Robinson, on behalf of. the Alexander'Gait Chapter of the j Imperial Order of the daughters of j the' Knipirc, and who was accompan- ied by .Mrs. J. E. Hodgson, secre- tary, 'and a number of the officers and members of that organization, then came forward and presented the prizes won by the pupils in the sen- ior grades Kssay Competition ten upon empire topics. Mrs. Robin- son 'spoko in ,part as follows "Ladles, gentlemen and Students As Regent of the Alexander Gait clRl the re- Chapter of Order of the fiueat of tho W.C.T.U. to have Daughters of Empire, Meal it' both tlio city charter amended to pleasure to pre- pTovido for woinon to sit on uic Hrst .prizes offered by our the1 school bonrd. Chapter for an Ussay Competition in High New York, May D. Rock- efeller, jr., put an end today to the persistent rumofe of a proposed con- ference with Judge li. Lindsey, of Denver, relative to the Colorado strike situation by stating through his secretary thnfc the 'interview would never At Mr. Rock- efeller's oflicc it was said 'that a let- tec and a telegram had been received from Judge Lindsey asking for ah in- terview hut that Mr. Rockefeller had refused to meet him. The report that Judge Lindsey had been admitted to the Rockefeller es- tate at Pocantico Hills last night and had spent the night there was absurd, said Mr. Rockefeller's secre- tary. BREWERY FIRE 9ROKE UP THE "DRY'S" PICNIC Preston, Minn., May Pros- ton Brewery, operated "In a prohibi- tion town and county, took fire to- day, find Incidentally 'was the ,qauso of breaking up the dry factions' pic- nic held in of tho result of tho recent election at'Preston, wlien tho city voted to coutluuo without] Fotowing is the programme of events which will furnish amuse- ment for the people of Lethbridge on Monday, Empire Day: match, Taber vs. Le.thbridge, at Henderson Park. parade, Citizens' .band, corner Fifth street and Third avenue. 11.00 match, Ath- letic Park, C.P.R. of Calgary vs. V a representative team of Leth- bridge. 1.30 band sports at Hen- derson Park Fair grounds. The Snicklefritz band will appear and lead the procession to the park. match In con- nection with City Band .sports, at Henderson Park Fair grounds vs. S. O. E. Opening game of season at Athletic Park, Bow Island vs. Ltthbridge, league fix- ture. 5.00 to 8.00 in Indus- trial Half at Exhibition grounds, under the auspices of the City band. Music will be furnished by the band. 6.30 Cardston ve. Lethbridge, at Athletic Park, ex- hibition game. 5 St. Cyprian's vs. School League fixture. (Junior St. Cyp- rian's grounds, Eighth avenue and Eleventh street. 8.30 of Aquatic club's new pavilion at Hender- son Park lake. A dance in the new building. 5000 Rebels In Albania Defeat tbe King's Troops London, May from Albania imlica'te that the capital of Iho" new principality is in danger of attack by insurgent followers of Es- scd Pasha, former minister nt war, who was recently deported and went to Italy. A revolution has broken out at Tirisiiia, cast of Durazzo, and the government forces there .have sultercd defeat.' A column of rehcls was today lepoJlcd advancing on Dur- while at Kaviam, 12 miles south of the Italy arc making preparations to scud troops to. {com Stutaii If OF .itw m Deputation of Citizens Demand Last Audit was Irregular COUNCIL MAY ACCEDE j Magruth, May leging that there were .errors iu the auditor's report that appeared recent- ly in a local paper, and declaring that the town auditor, Mr. Earl Filigree, had admit ted to him that the state- ment had not been drawn up by him but rather by Secretary Godfrey, he only signing hid name to the. docu- ment, John H. Turner, speaking for a strong and infiiifnUai body of rate- payers, asked the council at its regu- lar meeting to have a special audit made of tliD books of the municipal- ity, and that the audit be made by one whose is unquestioned. In asking that a special audit be made Mr. Turner said that he was making no charges of croolced work or even hinting nt it, but that mis- takes existed in the report he was certain, and, as a citizen, he appeal- ed to the council to have the hooks audited by one competent to do the .A skilled accountant should be engaged, and a full, clear statement published in'the local newspaper. Councillor. Jensen believed that a special audit should be made, inns- much as the citizens demanded it. The hooks wcro public property and if there were any irregularities he wanted to see them explained and corrected. It would satisfy the public and avoid aiiy suspicion that might exist in tho minds of the people. Councillor Matkin" was surprised to learn that tite auditor had only sign- ed the report. He, thought it was !i regular and official audit. He believ- ed everything could be cleared up sat- isfactorily, and .assured the secictary- trcasurer that no one harbored any suspicion of misappropriation of funds against Mm..But he was in favor of an audit -and at an early diite. The secretary made a short" state- ment. MR said lie was glad the mat- ter had hecu taken up, but would pre- fer, having a full council present. He favored any investigation and an au- dit of ;thc.hooks, and courted, the ut- most publicity in'-respect to hi.s nnlship. lie fait huvt, however, in tlie certain individuals had insti- tuted tho.'agitation. .Tho hooks arc always open to inspection by any .Paso STOLE GOVERNMENT COIN Assistant Postmaster Clemont of Empress Is Is Post Office Cash Medjrine Hat, Alta.. May- ttfwn of Empress is much excitfiii over the disap- pearance of James Clemont, assist- ant postmaster, witli a consider- able amount of government money. Investigation shows that he hart hired an auto and gone to Prussia, where he was found drunk, and locked up. Through the night he broke out and -has not 3ecn since. He was formerly a clerk in the Quebec bank, and since becoming assistant postmaster has been liv- ing high and fast. Investigation at the post office showed that -lie had made no re- turns since April 22. He destroyed papers to cover the shortage, the amount of which is not known. Will Take Five Years to Become Canadian Grazing Regulations WARNOCK'S SUGGESTION E OILS LEASE II be Here on Monday for the the Public TO DRILL NEAR WARNER Ottawa, Ont.'SIay third reading was given to au act Ufame'ud the Dry-Dock act, an act'relating, to the Quebec Commission, and an act to incorporate the Boy Scouts in the Commons, yesterday, af tei Dohertyb bill to proUde for uniform naturalization was second reading and discussed at length in committee.. The bill to amend the Dry. Docks act, it was explained by Rogers, 'will make possible the construction of a dry dock at Vancouver by increasing the rate of interest the government will pay for a period of thirty-five years from to 4 per cent. The Naturalization bill caused much discussion, gome exception being en by opposition members to the pro- vision calling for five resi- dence of arrivals from foreign coun- tries before they may become Canad- ian citizens. Dohcfty. said it would be necessary to amend the Dominion Lands act when the new law goes into effect. At a late .hour in the evening, the estimates of the Interior department were taken up. Oliver objected to setting aside a portion of the Lesser Slave forest re- serve on the score that it would pre- :ent settlement along over fifty miles of railway recently constructed in the district. I Dr. Roche said the land high and probably not fit for agriculture. Dr. "Warnock of Macleod wanted to know if the regulation prohibiting izing of sheep in Southern Alberta was to be relaxed. He said if sheep were al'iowed to graze, it should be on land under fence. Dr. Roche said that the proposal to allow sheep to graze in forest re- ves was to be taken up by the head1 of the Forestry branch. Mr. Oliver urged that In view of ex- Eting conditions, more drastic meas- ures should be taken to prevent the coming to Canada of artizans, skilled and unskilled laborers. Mr. Roche assured him that steps were being taken through ments and in other 'ways to impress iipon people abroad and steamship counties that artisans and laborers are not .required in Canada at the pre- sent time. 'Lemieux said that many of the thousands of unemployed in Montreal are men who belong to the emigrant ;lass. .He said more drastic action should be taken to keep these people out, of Canada. The discussion continued for, some time, Dr. Edwards of Frontenac blaming existing conditions to the eight-hour day. The .work of the fnrm could not be confined to eight tours a day, with tho result that people flocked from the coimtry to the city, CALGARY BIGAMIST GEf3 FIFTEEN YEARS Calgary, AHa.V May Porss, the1 Austrian ,T6w, convicted of )igamy and several other was sentenced to NflQcn years iu tije pen- Well U Sunk on Mosdale Farn.Wher Gas Has Al- reau> Been Struck 'L-etlibridgo Oils, Limited, the local company proposing to drill on tho Whitney ranch, have obtained the ser- vices of George W. Reynolds, the well known expert for the Herron brothers' interests, who will be in the city on. Monday to prospect the field Imme- diately adjacent to Lethbridgft. The Hen-ou .holdings comprise over, acres of lease in the" north field, and it was upon Mr. .Reynolds' report that these leases were exploit- ed. He is a man of vast experience, and one whose report can he taken as final. A.jW. Cooler, promoter and organi- zer of the 'local company, who return- ed from the north last night, and ar- rauged the matter. The articles incorporation aro expected by Monday, -when the stock: will be put on the market One of the directors stated this morning that the sole aim of the company is to give the public absolute protection. Senti- ment around town .is very much in. favor bt the local company, is anticipated that the shares wiB be readily taken up. Will Drill Near Warner When F, J. Mosedate of- Warner says be will he means exactly what he He has not personally told the .Herald; would do so, but Dr. Neil MacMIllan stated last night that Mr. Mosedale was organiz- ing a company for this purpose A. par.ty of prominent Calgary.arid .Win- nipeg monled inen are associated 'with. Mr. Mosedale, along'with Mr.'MacMIU Ian and Chaffes H. Walker, an. oil pert from Calgary. Is likely that boring will be 'done on Mr. Mdsedale's farm south of New Dayton. Seven or, eight sections in this vicinity have beep, filed on, and the company will be formed withh a few dayi; It is not the intention of the men behind this project to place any oC the stock on tlie market for some time. They will use their own re- sources to carry on the development work, and may issue a block of stock: later on. Mr, Walker has personally investigated the field, and IB .very; favorably impressed. Gas Now In Use Over a year ago, Mr. Mosedale countered gas at 167 feet "while drill- ing for water. This pocket Btill fur- nishes light, heat and power on, tha farm, and shows no signs of exhms- tion. Another gas well is tycated on the northeast quarter Section. 17- 4-18, on, wJiat is knowa as the Mirier farm. This well has been going for rive years. Mr. Walker stated to one of the men interested in the formation of the company, that all the indications were good. The drill will he located somewhere in 4-18, which is directly south of New Dayton and -west'of Warner, extending well up into 'tha Milk River ridge. Another Local Company Another company is being promoted by local men to drill in the Twin, Butte country, 2-28 and 3-29, near the Lineham and Sage Creek oil flelda. This district is the pioneer oil couni try n Alberta, and the men iutereat- have every reason to believe that their operations will bo'successful. Bore at Purple A party of Taber men, including T. Gietzeii tanner, Mr. Ross, Bert, W. Nelson Blue have filed on large tracts about a mile south of Purple SpringslNand will form-' a com- pany within a few days to bore. An- other party of Taber men" filed on several sections nearby. A Third Company Another party of local men have made offers to'holders pC leases east of Coutts, in the vicinity of 1-11, 1-12 and they turn their leases over to the company in exchange for stock. It is highly probable that a third .company Tyill be formed to ex- ploit this district. Dingman Well Capped Sales of stocks were somewhat slower today, on receipt of the newa that the Dingman. well had been cap- ped, and the excitement of a few daya ago has, subsided considerably Ab- out all the investor seems to'be do-, ing today, wander from ono broker's office to another, to watch for any movement in his stock. A prominent local broker stated today week ivould probably 4 decided movo upward ;