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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LlTHBRIDOl RUSSIAN MANCHURIA A BIG CHECKERBOARD Iu view of the fact that the mur- der b! Prince Ito, Japan's foremost statesman, "was committea in Rus- sian. Manchuria, an excerpt from "The Ferment in by Henry George, Jr.. which appeared in Collier's three weeksjiKO, is very apropos. Mr. George, who is the son of the illustrious sociologist and political economist, was sent to Manchuria to in Manchur- ia, where Japan and Russia are still manoeuvring for control." The ar- ticle says in part: "The South Manchurian road is not extensive as Americans are ac- customed to view railroads about, 700 iniles long. It runs from Port on the south to Changchun on the north, where it meets the Rus- sian broad-gage system. uBuilt by the Russians originally. it was broad-gage until the Japanese took South Manchuria during the re-- cent war, when the latter changed it to narrow gage, which is that used in Japan, from which engines and cars-were brought. After the war. when the road was to be re-equipped it was decided to change the gage to the American standard four feet eight and a half to sup- ply full American equipment. To do this it cost the company in debenture bonds and stock. Be- sides 5 per cent, on the debentures, it paid' six per cent, on the stock last year. "The 'teM of this railroad conces- sion "from China runs for only a doz- en" of a few more-years, at the ex- piration of which China is supposed to have the right of purchase in which event the Japanese must clear out. But will' they clear out It may be put down for a certainty that Japan .jwill never willingly relinquish Port Arthur, over which she fought two wars.' It is plain to the most super- ficial visitor that while the Imperial Government is carefully keeping up and guarding; the fortifications at the harbor mouth at Port Arthur, it has abandoned North Fort and the other forts- on the shoreward side facing north on the peninsula The obvious reason is that Japan never expects to meet an enemy ashore that far south: that any such enemy will be many miles even to Mnktten and that all the territory toot from the during; tfee late war she will hold under her domination, if not as an integral part of the Japanese Empire, as Korea has practically become. Japan re- gards South Manchuria as her defens- ive outpost, and she will" fight to maintain that outpost in a country characterized at once by sloth, indif- ference, confusion, incoherency, cor- ruption, and revolution and which is surrounded by Powers that have al- ready carved out "concessions" and impatiently await an excuse to enter upon the larger partitioning. Changchun, the Transfer Point "The dividing point between Jap- anese Manchuria and Russian Man- churia is "Changchun. It is a night's ride north of Mukden. I had been called at four by the polite little 'Pullman car boy. I can hardly call him porter, since he seemed about the age and stature of the bell boys Tokyo. Even the conductor of. this crack train oh this American equipped South Manchurian Railway "Train to be in the early twenties. At .Chang- chun our train had pulled up against a long platform. 'On the other .side, and precisely parallel with' was the Russian train to which were Were to transfer. "This Russian train belonged to the Chinese Eastern Railway, which runs north to Harbin, and then east and west, connecting '.Vladvostok with the Trans-Siberian line, proper. It forms a kind of widely branching capital letter T, and runs through the back- bone of 'Central and North Manchur- ia. The right of way is only a lim- ited concession to the .Russians by the Chinese Government, but when will the Russians give it up says pretty nearly everybody in the Far East. It means the .shortest obtainable line east to Vladivostok, and it means the command of great North Manchuria territory. "In the interior of the it was evident that I was out of Jap- anese Manchuria. In all the throng, there were .not half a dozen, of '-the Nipponese All the rest were Chinese (mostly big Manchus) and Europeans or, as the Russians would probably. classify Chinese, Russians, and Europeans for the ..Russians com- monly consider and speak of Russia as not belongine; .to, but being apart from, the rest of, Europe. A motley group of Chinese, in coarse, worn, and unclean" struggled in front of a very, small con- cluded to buy fourth-class railroad Thit Well Known Gentleman Strongly Recommends "Fruit-a-tivei" to all Sufferers. "I have much pleasure in testifying to the- almost marvellous benefit I have derived from taking Fruit-a-tives." I a lifelong sufferer from Chronic Constipation, and the only medicine I ever secured to; do me any real good was "Fruit-a-tives." This medicine cured me when everything else failed. Also, last spring I had a severe ATTACK OF BLADDER TROUBLE WITH KIDNEY TROUBLE, and "Fruit-a-tives" cured'tbese complaints for me, when theT physician attending me had practically given me up. lamndw over eighty years of age and I can strongly recommend "Fruit- a-tives" for chronic and bladder and kidney trouble. _ This medicine is very mild like fruit, is easy to take, but most effective'in action." (Signed) JAMES DINGWAIX. WiUiamstown, July 27th, 1908- 5oc a bor, 6 for trial dealers or from? Fruit-a-tives limited, Ottawa. As if corroborating this, soldier or police sentinels are met with at ev- evy station. Military guards are found on the trains on the chief passenger trains; several guards. But notwithstanding all that is said.5-one gets the feeling immediately upon taking the Russian it not leave most of this fensc against bandits is a mere pre- tense to hide a defense against a much graver one fr6tn' Nippon. It gives excuse for a skele- ton military occupation which' could at short notice be swelled into im- mense offensive or defensive propor- tions. "Harbin-proved to be'quite a town, with a "Grand Hotel" and a number of pretentious buildings in the Rus- sian quarter; but the Chinese part was nothing -better than a of huts with wooden and walls and tiled roofs. "It is difficult to realize the ftreat extent .of Even. Harbin it extends still two Kuiidried miles straight north, and we travel led almost twenty-four hour's westbjr this express train to a military town called' "-Manchuria" before we reach- ed the Siberian frontier. "For that whole distance, and away eastward to Vladivostok, too. the rails of this -Russian Government road hold all that part of North Man- churia in a -steel; grip which never will be released." tickets. There were a number of wo- men in the place and some children., Excep t the they were, Rus- sians of 'the peasant .class." The Russian. Excuse for Armament "The Russians "ha'd -built the'' way down; to -Port Asthur, as -if rthey the Russian-built of had had no idea of ever leaving, and "Changchun were-of the nent nature as' found south" of it. But a difference "between "those north'and those south was that every house, north was fortified, with a castellated and loopholed stone _ or brick tower and a, surrounding wall. Each might stand a siege. 'The ex- planation 'given is that, these are 'de- fenses against Chinese bandits "that rove these parts and rob and kill. CRAZY BUTCHER'S ACT .Pottsville; Pa., .Nov. 'who broke in the door of Daniel Schokes house at Pine Grove today, found' that Schokes had cut off the Heads of -his wife arid 12-year-old 'daughter and then committed sui- cide by shooting -himself. Scflioke's body was on the- bed: on the second floor. A large butcher knife. on the floor murders ha3 be.en committed. Schoke had.covered the bodies with the bed clothing and after writing a note'' telling what''he- had clone, down stairs: and shot himself through the head. Schoke wos 55 yea.3 old- and a.btfteher.- It 'is believed that" he worried himself insane over business. NATTONAUlSTS-WltL VOTE AQAIWSt "London, Nov. Nationalists of the House of Commone today de- cided to abstain from voting at to- night's, division on the third reading of the budget. The Unionists -had hoped that the .Nationalists in" opposition to the bud- get. PROSPECTUS OF THE WESTERN AND Capital divided into of tl eapB, You Make no Mistake If You Buy Your lumber and Building Material from Ihe CitizBnsM.umber Co, A Big Stock of Fir and Cedar Finish, Plaster Paris, and Wood Fibre just re- ceived, We are here to serve youwitli a full stock. fiaroness Road Phone 25 -Hill H-t-M JM M1 t HEAD OFFICE LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA 4b Articles of Incorporation applied for under laws of the Groveriirncnt of Alberta Object of the Company CATION SHARES Estimated Profits ie not a "wild cat" scheme. be" held- 'about November for the purpose of electing directors, and other business necessary for the well being' of the company. -between Tabcr -and Medicine Hat and at1 points on the Lethbridge- Weyburn line, now in course of con- ttruction, and" "to erect" a mill such There is no possibility of your making time and place- as the shareholders 1000-per cent. ;or-100 per may It is proposed to erect retura on your investment. On the lowjisiws _VW11W, UA as early as possible, one elevator of hand there is'no possibility of Seven Persons have given; us a about .bushels capacity at each. your ,iosing-the money you invest, as site ample in.'sjze Jor of the following places: Bow Island, js often Winnifred and Seven Persons. IOR and MILIIIG Co., ltd. For Construction The tdwn'site owners of Winnifrid P." O. Box 1839 Lethbridfe, Alta. -Please allot1 me iHa'res B C FRUITMEN OFFERING PRIZES Spokane- Nov.: "Kelow- na Sweepstake' Prize" is. the title of premium which the board 61 trade, of Kelowna, B. C., has offer- ed competition at the second Na- tional apple show at Spokane on No- vember 15 to 20. The cup is to- be awarded as a sweepstakes prize to the winner of the most prizes of all ftinds in the single box displays. There are 21- events in the single "box contests, and in each there is a cash prize of first money and sec- ond money, also, added premiums of from 50 to 200 one and two year old apple trees for various' varieties. The contests 'are under the Ameri- can Pomological Society rules; which recognize value of the variety for commercial purposes as first consid- eration color, size and uniformity, second -condition, third and pack fourth. The varieties for for which competitions are opened are as fol- lows: Yellow Bellflowcr, Mclntosh Red, Winter Arkansas Black, Cox Orange Pippin, Sierra Beauty, Winesap, Spitzenberg, New- ton Pippin, Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Wagner, Grimes Golden, Golden Rus- ise'tt, Black Twig, Northern -Spy, Ben Davis, Delicious and Baldwin. "Th.A offer of a cup by the JCelowna board of trade came :said .Ren H. Rice, secretary-manager. F. R- E. won OFFICIAL CROP GIVEN Alberta Raised Over Thirty Million Bushels 01 Grain This Year ...Edmonton', 4 is the the gov- ernment has made of the year's crop There may be some flight chariges when'the threshers' re- turns are made, but so far as known 'the-figures are approximately cor- rect Spring wheat, acres, 000'bushels, 25 bushels per acre. Winter wheat, acres, 000 bushels, 25 bushels per: acre.; Oats, acres, bus., 40 bus, per acre. Barley, acres, bus., 25 bus. per acre. acres, bus., IS bus. per- acre. Flax, acres, bus.. Si bus. per acre. acres, bus., 23 bus. per acre. Total, acres, bus. many prizes at the first show, took .the lead in advocating that Kelowna lewis are the centres of a splendid agricultural country which has lately beea thrown open to homesteaders. A careful canvass shows over acres of land, already broken for seed- the area served by these three These inducements. oney you invest, as site ample m.'size tor tne erecuuu witti scheme offering an elevator and other buildings nee- The Western -Elevator and'should assist m making the show a with scheme ottering LUTELY FREE, making eetin ad- essary ABSOLUTELY FREE, making only "the condition that the elevators Milling Co., Ltd., price We per share, _i 'J r Tsn-nrllA 1010 and .before the meeting ad- I agree to accept' above, may be me. I enclose at-rate of share and agree to pay 20c 1st, and the finalMc per share oh'-August "I ISI10 WiAlJ JT -i TATA business is a. sound be erected in time to handle the 1910 Woffers as crop; at Bow Island we have secured par value" fully paid and non proposition and ottt.s as value. K great a return _on the investment as In everv the sites join the C. assessable. anv legitimate business in the West p_ R right of way, are in the heart and will continue to do" so as long as of the towns, and the locations are any of these, places, there will be QUr properties increase in value and articles of incorporation as .applied a paying business from the time our Qur earning power increase. for, together with fuller information elevators are completed. There has with an average crop we should tlie ComPany and. lts been a "considerable quantity of grain pay a 10'per cent dividend in_ 1S10 subscription lists will not be marketed from these towns this fall afterwards an annual dividend Open many days, so those intending share on May arid an elevator at Bow Island would Of fr0m 15 to 20 per cent. The writer to apply are recommended to do so kave 'paid expenses this season. has before him a copy of the balance early For the purpose of erecting these an and FiH out torm below, and elevators it has been decided to sell showing a net of 24 1-2 per 500CO shares now, and retain the re- for their last'-financial year. iniininf in the treasury until Upon application we will forward .mch'time as conditions" warrant the the name of-the'firm, together with oMttrther elevators. Of these our authority1 for this- statement. have already been sub- This is really an excellent oppor- f0'r by others' at tunity for the to secure between'- ethbridge and a gilt edge investment, paying a max- and the remaining imum return and at a price consid- now" offered-to the public erably below par. tolloirinf "terms: Price 60c per There is no "watered" stock, or yabk flOo'on "application, 90c promoters'" rake offs; not share has Ut, and the remaining been or will be-sold for leartban sixty an AUfUtt 1st, 19ie. Ir iaid cents, not a thare hat been or will journed it was decided that, in addi- UpOU went absolutely dry, CONVICTED BANKER WANTS ANOTHER TRIAL Chicago, Nov. petition for a re-hearing in the case of John R. the convicted Chicago banker was filed tod-ay by attorneys for the plaintiff in error in the U. S. circuit court of appeals. It sets forth.that opinion of the court upholding of .''Guilty" was based, "upon a misconception of the case and the rules of law applicable." The petition submits that in the a.t bar. the plaintiff was placed :.n trial before a single jury upon an iudictment containing one hundred a-id' fifty counts each upon its face, purporting to charge a distinct of- fence 'and in addition that the trial court admitted in radiance hundreds of other transactions 'not apart of the transactions counted" upon, :but ad- i nutted upon the question'of-'latent on other theory. It is submitted that both the'trial come in as ruling and conduct of the case and the court in passing Upon the sarne-have overlook- ed the principle -heretofore declared to hi' fundamental by the supreme court, that the court must not per- mit the defendant to be embarrassed in his de-fence., by a multiplicity of charges 'embraced in one indictment and to be tried one The pe-: j ask the consider. the points of error: That, the plaintiff "stands coiivict- ,-d twice and more for a single of- "LEVEN COUNTIES WENT DRY fence-, contrary to law and in violation Watertown, oST. Y., Nov. 4 of twenty towns in Jefferson county, where license propositions were vot- tion to encouraging growers to make- exhibits, the board of trade would offer a trophy cup for competition, the premium to be testimonial of the of Kelowna toward the Na- .1 apple show." NAME ADDRESS address. Make payable to the western Farmers' Elevator and Milling Ltd. For further information apply to C. G. BELL, Provisional Secretary, Bow Island OCCUPATION OR AT DALLAS HOTEL, LETHBWl DGE, ALBERTA. DATE...... five hotel licenses, two everything.. one druggist, and one everything ex- cept saloon. Clayton including Front- enac was among those that, went dry on all propositions. rights of person. The notion of "the court on the sub- uniting to the jury counts which were unsupported and disproved by the and the admission in evi- ot" transac- tions and matters not a part of or involved the transactions covered by the counts before the jury." Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. E. Nally, of this city, was arrested today charged with the murder in the first degree in killing John and Bold in their hut near Phoenix, 'Oswego county, on October 10, 1908. .Nally's son William was also arrest- ;ed. The Oswego .county authorities !claim to have strong circumstantial Evidence. On October'13, 1903, the bodies of the Boli's were discovered :in a hut" they occupied as a home. :Their savings, which they had hoard- ed, were taken from a wallet which was' found" on the table. Nally is an insurance solicitor. not a Flaw In a Pall or Tub made of EDDY'S FIBRE- WARE One Solid, Hardened, Lasting Mass, without a Hoop or Many other Exclusive Features are Yours, too, when you Positively Persist in getting Eddy's. All Good Grocers can'supply you.. AlMyt, in Canada, ttk torJOWS WATCHES; ;