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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME 3 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1908. NUMBER 31. GRAIN NEVER LOOKED AS GOOD Winter Wheat May be Har- vested in Month of July James Frame has spent a week in the country between the city and the boundary and he reports that the ijrain everywhere is looking fine. He passed through the Kaymond, Ma- g-rath., Spring Coulee, Cardston, and Kimball districts, and he found the growth remarkably well advanced. He -showed to the Herald some winter wheat he took from a farm "south of Magrath. It measured 24 inches and he .says a third of the field is the same height. All through, the country the grain is high and he predicts the wheat harvest will be in progress all over this district in July. The alfalfa he saw on the Fairfield Farm is almost -ready to cut. TO KEEP CONSUMPTIVES Stamp for Christmsa Season Source of Revenue for Good Cause Ottawa, May post office department has under consideration the taking up of a scheme which has been tested in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and found to work out successfully. This is the issuing of a special postage for use dur- ing two or three weeks around Christ- mas time, part of the price of the postage to be used to assist in the fight against tuberculosis. The stamp has a special value of say five cents while the value of the ordinary stamp is two cents, the difference of three cents in each stamp going to the hospitals for consumptives. The people are not obliged in any way to buy the stamps but it has been found in countries where ft has been tried GARDINER AND HOLMES ON TRIAL Charged With Killing Cattle The Supreme Court Case This morning in the Supreme court that everybody is anxious to have the case of Rex vg_ Edras j Gardiner these stamps on their parcels and let- j and Edward w. Holmes, was taken ters and a large sum has been col- j up by Mr. Justice Scottj C. F P lected in this way. The plan was to Conybeare, K. C., and W C Ives have been tried last Christmas but representing the Crown and C F other things intervened. It is likely _ Harris, the accused, however, that next Christmas will see these special stamps for sale in evry i W' S' Hill> a seventeen TABER NEWS office in the Dominion. NO VOTES FOR INDIANS OR CHINKS Taber, May interest was evinced in a basketball game be- j tween Taber; and Calgary which r .1 VI played Friday evening. A large nuin- CaiUIC VI IS1C I1CYY ber of spectators were present. The following composes the teams: Calgary Taber H. McSpadden capt. E. Evanson capt i Law in Saskatch- ewan W. Mathews i Kegma, te May H. Lambert W. Gange C. Edwards TT R. Vickary H. Evans (J. U. ClarKe sub W. Valgarston sub. C. Gillus, umpire C. Russell, referee iday or for some other reason, ,1 4J.VJ.- U J 27; Calgary 14. business of the Legislature was- con- A few days ago we drew attention ducted today in a most amicable spirit to the danger of barbed wire fences-! on both sides. Mr. Haultain handed town. Since then another accident; geon on the manner in which he had has occurred. Mr. B. W. Wright's prepared the election bill, which was little five-year old boy got his eye. read a second time on the motion lacerated, the upper lid being pierced I of Mr. Turgeon. The most striking by the barbed wire. Surely it is not provision of the bill is that all China- too much from the owners of j men and Indians are disfranchised. ancj cut these properties to substitute their j Mr. Haultain, speaking of the meas- went' to fpjnees with plain wire and obviate broadly gave his approval and miles northeast of Lethbridge, one of i the eye witnesses to the alleged crime, I was the first witness called. The hide of the animal killed was produced in court and viewed by the Crown's wit- nesses. Mr. 'Hill identified the hide as the one that he had seen on j Holmes' ranch on March 9th. j Witness went to Holmes' ranch on I March 9th to look at one of his cows ,that was there. Jim Fuller, Jr., was with him. He saw his cow in a small bunch of ten which included a Circle heifer also, which he described. He told of the different marks on the Cir- cle heifer, the ear-mark being a lit- tle different from the usual Circle ear-mark, having a crop off the left ear and an under slope on the right ear. On Tuesday night, the 10th, he saw the heifer again, when Jim Fuller was with him. The animal was in Holmes' corral. From something Fuller told him, he judged they were going to kill a beef. On the morning of Wednesday, March llth, he and u 1H1 uj> siX U ClUCK. and went over near the Holmes ranch i which was about a-.mile away. The animal was then tied in the corral at the same place as it was at eleven o'clock the night before. They got as close as they could without being seen and witness watched Holmes and Gardiner kill the animal but h could not say the killing. came back Tuesday night because i Jimmy Miller told him that Gardiner Holmes were preparing to kill beef and that his cow and the Circle hei- fer would probably be killed. On Tuesday night he went into the corral about eleven o'clock and recognized the animal arid He saw the'annual killed. He could see the tteard the blow and saw the animal fail. He saw them skinning and cutting the animal. Re-examined by Mr. Conybeare, he said that he had first seen the other brands when the hide was at the Barracks, and he looked at it 'from the flesh side. He rehearsed the con- versation between Hill and the pris- oners at the house. Holmes tried to go into the house saying he wanted to wash his hands. Hili was afraid he would get a gun and told him there was no hurry for that. Hill told him i that he should- cut out that sort of business. Holmes said that if it had not been for tills affair he would have been ;Holmes said that they had been warned by some of their own friendsl James W, Fuller, the other prjnci- GET RAILWAYS INTO THE SOUTH RACES AT CALGARY Western Canada Turf Association Meeting a Big- Success HORSES WERE FOUND IN THE NORTH Calgary, May horse races yesterday were particularly well con-j tested and were quite a change fron. conditions in the olden days. Every- thing was well arranged and well managed. The 2.23 pace and 2.17 j trot was won by Dear. McKinney with j Boundary Bay second, Dan Dee 3rd. j _______ [Time 2.19 1-4, 2.23 3-4, 2.23 14. j Tom Keene won two heats of the free for all and was second in the UUgaTy 11311160 Held other, winning the race; Monie Musk second; and Bertie K. third. Time! 2.20, 2.26 1-2, 2.22 1-2. j Fifteen horses started in the 5-8 i mile dash. The race was won by i Elmdale first; Young Pilgrim second; j and Golden Plume third; time 110. j Calgary, May attempt will j The 7-8 mile Calgary, May some -of Calgary Board of Trade Likes Government-Guaranteed Bonds Sold Stolen Property Around Didsbury be made to have the board of trade recommend to the Associated Boards of Trade that the provincial govern- ments of the two provinces should Col. Bronston second; and Maud the ranchers east of Bow River round- third, time 1.32. ed up the bands of horses this spring themselves short a con- DRANK WOOD ALCOHOL ;siderable.' number and at ,once got guarantee bonds of railways coming! Moncton, Mav 26.-01iver Grills, an busy to find where they had to Southern Alberta and coming with j aged this is the announcement that the yeaw pal in the up of Gardiner jgovemment is to be asked to guar-! and Holmes, the second witness.i His evidence seeing and identi- fying the Circle heifer corroborated Mr. Hill. It was unusual to see ani- mals with the Circle brand on in the field. He had seen the animal" in February in the coulee on homestead. The only visible brand j antee the bonds of the Canadian Nor- i ?v them to enable it to come to Cal- gary, this season seems to mean i something. j Noel, aged sixty, a squaw, died yes- ;terday from the effects of drinking FiRE AT BATHURST, N. B. Bathurst, N. B., May In-j then were the figure 3 and the circle, j tercolonial railway freight and coal i The incident of the Wednesday morn--'sheds and Leger's hotel were destroy- ing was told in substantially the ed by fire yesterday, all contents of same as-in Mr. Hill's evidence. Court'the freight sheds and a snow plow evidence standing on the track nearby being j destroyed. j There was insurance on Le- ger's builcliirig and furniture which j was valued at The loss to! adjourned before Fuller's was completed'. STRIKE IS ON AT MICHEL AGAIN the I. C.. R. is estimated at I KOCTENAY RIVER HIGH French Joe Found Guilty Joe Tourville (usually known as whose trial on a charge i of carnally knowing a girl under four mense amount of snow has to thaw .een years of- age, has been on in away yet. Sudden warm weather will Supreme Court, was on Saturday af- make very high water. :er.noon found guilty by the jury. He will be sentenced by Justice Scott be- j fore the conclusion of the-present! sittings of the court. j Nelson, May water iii the Kootenay river is now as high as it was in 1S94 at this season, and an im- Leaders in Last Week's Trouble Had Been Laid Off A few days ago a rancher named Hughes heard that a number of animals bearing his brand had been purchased by farmers in the vicinity of Didsbury out of a band taSen north by Milton Field of Calgary. Other animals bearing the brands of the ranchers who had missed stock were found with farmers in that-vi-" cinity. The farmers state that- when selling the animals Field claimed that they were the remainder of a large band brought from Calgary and had been sold along the route. Legal ad- jviee has been taken in the matter and as Field has left the country, i civil action -will ,be taken by the i ranchers to secure their property. ''The R. N. W. TVL P. have been noti- j fied and are taking action in the mat- i ter. i BEST LARGE CROP Hon. W. T. Finiay's Prediction Absut This Year's Harvest j Calgary. .May an interview i today Hon. W. T. Finlay minister of S. 0. E. AT CHURCH the chances of any .Jacob Schuter and wife from guite, North Dakota, have" arrived in town. serious accident confined his criticism to a few pro- visions which can be dealt with by "I met Holmes and known costuiiie pro rived from Lethbridtre. Wan. FehmuHug and wife, the well- committee. His main objection was to the disfranchisement of Chinamen which he considered unconstitutional. He was opposed to the principal of ad For Sport (From Wednesday's Daily) The local lodge.. Pride of Alberta, ,'chel collieries Michel, B. C., May a agriculture for the :province said that temporary settlement of the over, a; good portion of the ties between the Crow's i wheat country he though, the -coming Coal Co. and its employees in the of Alberta will be the largest the men have again j and most satisfactory the province' of the above society, commemorated refused to go to work upon the j has ever known. Victoria tvkb its first annual strength of letters addressed to Pre-: A larger area has been sown than The weather maker has a keener eye church parade and "St. Augustine's sident James Douglas of the was crowded, many being unable to union and associates while at Fernie General Manager Company stating find seats. The lodge attended with forty of the fifty members. The Rev. last Thursday by Hurd of the Coal W. H. Coard, L. L. D., of Regina, was in part "When the mines 'resume work Fred Hilmer. Albany, Oregon, who have been jthe exclusion of any class of British citizens although he acknowledged that he had no great liking for Chin- amen or any special desire that they n town ant! it is understood purchased land in the He then Holmes house, and Gardiner near ouse and told them they were my prisoners. They were carrying a quarter of the beef when I met them." Witness went to the house to "get the prisoners and what- ever evidence, such as hide and head.! Q at_ referred to a few cases that had come lieving that the trouble would He covered tnem with a revolver when i fa ;1T, i ever. The lacrosse match in the ning and football in the evening were He had spent the former part of the only events pulled off_ The Qpen. j beinjr carried to the interests of the grain grower tne preacher, and gave a very elo- j 1 am ready to take the question up than to those of tlie sports for yes- Quent discourse from James 1.22 :i as before stated, at any hour or place terday the proverbial "Queen's wea-; "Be ye doers of the word and not which may be agreeable to you ana ther" that is usuai on the twentv- hearers laying particular stress your district oi" oflicials." No men- fourth of May gave place to cold and 'on the opportunity for work among tion is made that only part of the wind and rain that -called forth hero- ;tne thousands that are coming into gang would be employed. The ism on the part of player and specta ,the country from the Old Land. He union men decided to go to work be- should obtain franchise the night before watching at Holmes' they we're going personal observation during i settled, five years, of thf> good work j -cork Saturday mornin be When the men reported for welve on by the different' including Messrs. Douglas, White- Geo. E. Langley expressed some ob- ranch to see wha Jistrict have left for jectjons to the disfranchisemont of to do with the animal. After meeting to be ailed Indians who he said would be discour- the men, he and Fuller went with the ing of the city baseball league and of the Sons of England, through the big Sons of England picnic hat! j the Dominion, and asked everv mem- house, Carter and Davis the men who were tried last week for breach of ofi'. Considering of the church to do his utmost j the Lemieux Act, all leading men. of The Rev. D. Jones returned to Ta- ber yi-stiTKav and heartily greet- ed by his numerous friends and satis- faction is expressed at his recovery from his recent illness. The reverend gentleman is sull far from being; well but it is hoped that with this fine weather he will make rapid improve- ment. He conducted morning and ev- ening services at St. Theodore's Church on Sunday. After the basketball match on Fri- day evening the captain of the Taber team invited all who could to at- tend the usual dance on that night and give the time of it. was a good attendance and dancing was kept up with spirit, one and all enjoying a most, pleasant evening1. aged by this bill, the effect of which prisoners to the corral. They found ing. the gamcg that were played_ was to admit that the Indian was a hopeless man. J. T. Brown concurred in these re- j butcher-knives. The hide, head and j (JOal the heifur butchered, skinned and cut up, the hide and head, an axe and marks. BORDEN PREPARES FOR CAMPAIGN Halifax, N. S., May R. L. three quarters of the beef were put in a waggon at the place. They went down to Jim Fuller's Jr., and had din- ner. After dinner, they the hide and head in Mr. Fuller's Sr.'s buggy also and went to the Cameron ranch. There Mr. Buck came along with a waggon. Buck went with them in mieux Act by Iockinff Qut thc-r men the waggon, taking the hide, head i at the minfi was dismisscd with costs and prisoners along to the Barracks; by Judge Carpenterf who gave his weather, there biff crowds ?'ac-' hand to the strang-jthe union, were refused work and ask- ers coming into our towns and vil-jed to report at thc superintendent's higes. where they were hanue't their j The Coronation Anthem "Lord grant time. No definite explanations wea- the King a long was splendidly j made thu men, but it is generally rendered by the choir, the solo being ''believed that these men were refused ever before and the splendid weather conditions that have prevailed' sup- plemented by moisture of some weeks past has put the growth of .crops in splendid shape. CROPS AT CLARESHOLM The appeal of the Hillcrcst Coal i and Coke Co. against the decision of taken by H. G. Kilner. After the sinp- work as a punishment of the union. hip of the National Anthem the breth-iAt a meeting of the union last night, ren returned to their lodge room, j it u-as decided that inasmuch us the whrre the Worthy President consrrat- ulnted tho lodge on the success of its Calgary boys a good j Borden will address a great meeting Needless to say there 'n Halifax about June 25th. Hons. Richard McBride, R. P. Roblm, J. P. Whitney, and J. D. Hazen have sig- nified their intention of being present and taking part in the meeting. This thc magistrate for brcakinff the first qhurch parade at Lethbridge. verdict on Saturday. C. Ives WILLIAM ANDERSON DEAD Out.. Mav Mr. Harris, counsel for the defence conducted the case for the miners and put Mr. Hill through a thorough E. P. McKeill of Macleod for the com cross-examination. He asked witness pany. if he could identify the hide when he j had seen fifteen thousand other cat- tle with the nrcle and figure. 3 and j company had broken their own agree- ments, that they would settle if th'e men would resume work, 4no mention being made that these men wor.ld bo Hamilton, May Victor- laid off, that the miners would not ia statue, purchased as a result of return to work until the twelve men popular subscription, instigated by the ladies of Hamilton, was unveiled Clareshohn, Alta., May RaX'en. agent of the Pacific Elevator Co. and pioneer resident of this part reports "or a record-break- ing crop the best he has ever seen. Already fall wheat ranges from 15 to IS inches high and oats are also well up. Such a condition has never be- fore happened in this section. Clares- holm is the note was stolen from Holt and Furrel refused to pay. >Both. i ai'ties arc cattlemen near Coutts. NO MEN FROM ALBERTA Calgary, May was receiv- The price is n little bettor I eii this week by officer commanding than ninety. Tin.- tender is on thc j District No. 13 from the department condition that the city give them a at Ottawa to the effect that no men. thirty day option on the debentures j would be taken from Alberta to take to be voted upon on June 8th at thc; part in thc tercentenary celebration same figure. at Quebec. ;