Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, October 14, S912 LETTTKRTDGE DAILY HERALD ALL RECORDS SMASHED DOMINION SQUARE MAKES STRONG IMPRESSION Over 700 People on the Property A Few Lots Left Close in, at g rnces Free Ticket Lot Awarded to No. 425 Autos at Your Service MITFORD ANY Sixth Street South Opp, Herald IMMENSE WELLS OF NATURAL GAS IS TREMENDOUS PRESSURE IN ABANDONED WELLS NORTH OF EDMONTON Edmonton, Alta., Oct. Brodic, city gas engineer ol Ednum- I ton, reports that millions ol cubic feet of natural gas are going waste at Pelican Portage, 170 miles northwest of Edmonton, where he has) just completed an investigation (or the municipality. .One of the wells, sunk to a depth of 025 feet by the I Dominion government in 1897, is i pouring out feet a day. Twelve drillers are at work; in tlio district under the direction of Harry Williams, a gas expert. They are wells for oil, with'every in- jdlcntion of success. The government well, upon which work was started on July B, 1897, began to flow the I following October. There were no means available at that time fe> util- ize the product. The government ap- propriated three years ago, j when au attempt was made to cap the well. The plan was to line the well with concrete. Before the work was completed, however, the pressure ripped out the lining and the well was" abandoned. Mr. Brodie esti- mates the pressure at more than COO pounds to, tbe square, inch. ALBERTA RICHEST IN THE WORLD HIGH PRAISE FOR THIS PROSPER OUS PROVINCE FROM NOTED EXPLORER Ottawa, Oct., richest, country in tlie is the matinee in which'Mr. Charles Hv. Steinberg, the American explorer engaged by tht j Canadian government, describes tern Canada to a press represeiita- j live when he arrived in Ottawa with over twenty thousand pounds of fos- sils for the Victoria -memorial' mu- scum, which include perfect skeletons of two of the most wonderful 'and extraordinary animals ever unearthed by any explorer. One of the skele- tons named by Sternherg a duck bill dinosaur, weight over six thousand pounds, .and was thirty-five feet in. length. This animal, Sir. Sternberg explained, lived three million years ago, which makes the discovery the skeleton in perfect order, all the more wonderful. Another spectmem' he discovered, known as the Triceratops (three horu trace) had a skull seven feet in length with horns over each, eye, and one at the end of the nose. Mr. Sternbcrg was enthusiastic in his praise of .Alberta, and .declared that in all his forty years of explor- ation he had not lived in a richer country, nor had he ever made a' big- ger collection of fossils in the same length of time. WANT EXTENDED POWERS Ottawa, Oct. Board of Management of the church and the manse building fund of the Presbyter- Ian Church in Canada for Manitoba and the northwest will apply to par- liament at the approaching session for an act authorizing .the 'board to exer- cise its powers throughout the Do- minion, and to change its ONTARIO LADY IN THE PULPIT MRS. GORDON .WRIGHT, OF THE W. C. T. U. ADDRESSES LETH- BRIDGE AUDIENCES Addressing a large congregation iWcsley church, yesterday morning Mr. Gordon Wright, Dominion president ot" tho W. C. T. U., gave a highly inter- esting description of the great mis- sionary congress held in Edinburgh eome time ago "which was attended by delegates from many parts of tbe -world. Mrs. Wright drew attention to the significance of that gathering, which, meant so much for the future welfare of the missionary movement throughout tho world, Temperance reform and missionary exploitation cannot be separated they must go hand in haWagainst the deadly effects and havoc caused by tho liquor traffic which 'Was stultify- ing and nullifying: to a great extent tho work of the Christian church of today. The speaker pointed out to the groat achievements of the famous Scottish covenanter John Knox, a man with a lofty ideal whoso name "was linked so closely lo Presbyterian- lam. Grey friars church, St. Giles Ca- ihcdral, the G-rassmarket, Holyrood, Palace and other historical places were referred to in connection with the trials of the covenanters in the old days. The Christian of today owe so much to the Christians of -yester-' .day, 'sdid Mrs. Wright, who later struck, the keynote of her address by saying that, the very prosperity of the nation today jnay yet. prove a menace to it. There'is cause to sound a cry of alarm in this great land that just what seems to us to be a rich blessing may 'become a serious menace to our futuro welfare. Mrs. Wright's re- marks were delivered with direct peal to her hearers and she closer1 by leaving this message, namely, that] God does hear and answer prayer and that for people to catch this thought will mean more than anything else. Membership in the W. C. T. U. was a desirable object and even mere finan- cial prosperity was a good thing, but better far was that Christian followers should be equipped for the living of a prayerful life. In the afternoon Mrs. Wright spoke at the V. M. C. A., and in the evening at Kuox church. Night Mass Meeting A splendidly attended mass meeting in Knox church last evening was full j of interest. Mrs. Wiighl is a llucntj speaker, has a thorough knowledge of her subject and impressed her hearers the great importance of W. C. i T. U. work. Mrs, Wright first gave an introduc- tory talk on the nature of W. C. T. U. work and what the white ribbon stands for, and tlien reviewed the work as it has progressed in the Dominion, province by province. She .said, ''We always ilid think of (Jue- bec as a priest ridden province, but under the priesthood tn.kon i.lm plndgR wiihin the last two years. Ontario is not so far advanced as to have temperance work enter into j church work. Seventeen municipali- ties were brought under llic influence j of local option last year. Both part-j ics of the government arc pimping: themselves in the interest of temper- j anee work. When men are willing to sink party politics in one common cause, surely our day ot eniancipa- j tion is at hand. j The government of Manitoba went' out. in darkness and ducat because it; did not fulfil its pledges-. Ah yes, j the cause in Manitoba is not baffled, though seemingly disappointed. I would that Saskatchewan had better local option laws or stronger men in power to firing in such laws. I congratulate you oi Alhcria, that at. least a portion of Alberta is en- gaged in a local option contest. I hope you will follow the fight in the different places with earnest prayer that God will give at least a mea- sure oi success. I have reserved till. the last the story of the Maritime provinces. In New Brunswick out of 17'municipali- ties, 11 are free from the liquor traf- fic. Nova Scotia has a prohibitive law all over the province with the except on of thy city of Halifax. -Vice in that city because li- quor vice. Jnr.e A (Idjuiis recently said, "Ji could only do away with the of liquor as a beverage, wo would blot out 75 per Ci.-nt, of vice. How can our government, legalize the liquor traffic, which [jrceils vice Prince Kdwanl Island had prohibi- tion first and it is enforced there as well as any other law. The police magistrate of Charlottctown said, that there has beeii a steady decline in vice and crime and an increase in commercial prosperity since the first day. For two weeks the provincial Hag floated at the jail testifying that not a single prisoner was confined there. During Mrs. Wright's visit, 30 new members were enrolled, IS being men. I.ethbrnige, where are your women The collections taken amounted to S-'iii.lO, so that after Mrs. Wright's expenses were paid, SI 1.45 went into the treasury' of the local Vv.C.T.U. MASINASIN Masinassin, Oct. a snow storm visited this part of the country last Tuesday which will delay thresh- ing for a week or more. Suut, Reed was looking over some of j the roads around this part of the country, and says two miles of road south ot" Masinassin will fixed this j fall and a couple of small bridges put in. This will pave the writer :mr others about two hauling j grain to Milk River, A good thing; j push it along. Wheat is turning out quite well. Ralph Chase got 30 bushels per acre; not so bad for Masinassin. Mr. and, Mrs. Parsons were visiting neighbors last Sunday. P. F. Satterlee proved up on his homestead last "week. Wm. Peters came over from across the line to take a look at.his farm, and whilo here sold one of his horses. Herb Thompson, who has been, liv- ing at. Milk River for the last six months, is -back on his homestead again. Arthur Pierce moved his buildings on his pre-emption last Wednesday, so as to be close to water. A good idea. Messrs. Hutchins and Hies were L-elhbridKe visitors last week. Xels Remington left today for Idaho to take charge of an emigrant car for his folks who are coming to Alberta, Threshing is very backward this fall on account of so much bad weather. ALBERTA HAS RECORD FOR MUNICIPALITIES Grande Prairie and Bear Lake, Re- cently Formed, Are the Farthest North Edmonton, Oct. the com- pletion of the "Ciiil organization of a rural municipality in the province. Alberta, can lay claim to having the farthest north two rural municipali- ties in the Dominion. Tho latest two are Grande- Prairie, tho first formed being exactly on the west side of tho Smoky, at Us junc- tion with the Wapiti; the other ad- joining it on the western boundary. The older of those two is called Grande Prairie, the other, Hear Lake, for it encompasses the lake oi that name. Interest attaches to the naming of these Ituest municipalities.' Grande Prairie City will be found within Grande Prairie municipality. The resi- dents within the latter claim that since they reached their district cur- lier than did those citizens who havo located on the site of tho building city of the norlhlaml prairie, tho for- mer .have the right to sivo to their municipality the older name. KIAMIL PASHA Turkey's strong man, who has again been given large powers ,in the gov- ernment, as a restflt of British pres- sure CALLS CANADIAN v BEST CITIZEN Chicago. Oct. Thos. A. invt'-idfMit of tiiR Caintiiin Cliili of C'hieago. gave a now last evenini: of why iln- f'aiiuiiinn makes a good cmii-'ti lie will stand without hitciiinjr." spoke at tbe "opening fall of Urn club ai its temporary (juaruvs In tiio Great Xorthcrn hotel. "The Canadian makf-s a good American he "lircause ho r.piiulds tbe law, and loyal O to the motbor country and tlio Has be lives under."