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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily -iliinie IV. Alta.. Wednesday, October Number 200 ALBERTA BEATS THE WORLD WITH ITS EXHIBITS BUSINESS IS GOOD AT MAGRATH Shortage of Cars Reported at Spring Coulee NEW BUILDINGS Likely a New Hotel Will be Erected in Garden City Magrath, Oct. Fletcher, one of Magrath's ;un bilious yo.ung men, In a letter to Ills parents from Toronto, where he is taking his sec- ond year's work in the Roynl Go'ilege of Dental Surgeons, hifoniiB them in his midsummer examination ho came second in a clnss of fifty stud- ents, being beaten [or first place by man who had been actively engiig- fed In a dental practice for several years. previous to his entering col- lege. This, speaks well for Mr. Flet- cher, and his parents may -be justly proud of him. He is enthusiastic in liia similes, and thinks that the Toron- to University Is the place for every young man who desires the beat in-an educational line. "The hustle" Is'cT: cr, and tho students are getting down ;tp work, continues Fletcher, "hut J escaped ;the ordeal, being no longer a Cars Wanted Coulee "Threshing" in full swing !n Hie. Spring .-CoiUee district, and the grainvis turning :o.ut very'satisfactory fly. The grade is up to the standard previous years, .very little behig In- jured by the- frost. The only diffi- culty we are encountering is in the of our wheat. We cannot pet: nearly enmigh narn ,to ninet tlio demand. Many of the farmers arc forced to put the grain on the until such time as it is posible to dis- pose of it; We are hopes that the railway company will soon lie in a position to furnish us with suf- lic'ient cars to move our wheat, as it Is causing us great inconvenience." The foregoing statement was elicit- ed by the Herald, correspondent from n farmer of the Spring Cp.ulee district, end no doubt describes concisely the true state of affairs in the rural cpni- inmiitles where there are few eleva- tors, and the number of cnre limited to such an inBufficient number. The 'A. R. and 1. are evidently forth every effort to' cope with the situation, but ttiie number of cars they nre able to supply falls far below the Dumber asked for. Digging Beets This weak will see beet digging become general throughout the Ma- grath district. Wednesday has 'been fixed by the Knight Sugar Co. aa the oa which the fanners may he- gin to harvest the a-a it has been ibuud upon investigation that they will be ready for the factory about that time. Although the acreage in -beets IB Hot so great this year, the heeta that planted 'have had a fery suc- cessful growth ,and ahow up well, both in size and quality. The past Reason has been extremely favorable to the beet grower, and many of the farmers are 'beginning to realize that they are losers by not raising a patch of beets, aa It has been demonstrated that wheat growing exlusively is not RhvayB the best method ot farming. Cuttle Shipments W. II. the cattle ranch and grazing lands located south of shipped a- bout twenty cars of beef cattle to the market yewteray. Tho steers were in prime condition, ready Tor, slaughtering juat as EOOU FS they reached their destination. Mr. Mclntyre. says his cattle were never in hvsttftr condition than at the present time. "They are unusually fat command a good price. arn preparing for tho winter mort'is, with a view to rwluclng the loas to a said he, Tho imposing new post office block en Hnrkcr nvonue, is almost complet- ed, nnd is a most creditable structure. 11 is .as up-to-date as the usual h.usl- RGHS blocks in much larger towna; (Cunlintiwl on page 5) Election Officer T. S. MACKENZIE Returning Officer for Lethbridge City In Provincial election AT DRY FllNG CONGRESS Beats Out Oklahoma After a Keen and Close Contest-Alberta Takes One Quarter of Prizes Awarded Cardston Man's Big Sweep Edmonton Gardener Wins Vegetable Prizes A Local Candidate (From Herald's Own Reporter) Colorado Springe, Colo., Oct. wins the Sweep- stakes Cup for the best exhibit at the Sixth International Dry Farming Congress by a narrow- margin of nineteen points over Oklahoma, scoring 725 to the lat- ter's 705. The premium is a very fine silver cup donated by Hon. J. R. McKinnc, of Colorado Springs and presented on behalf of the board of directors by Prof. W. H. OMn of Idaho. Hon. Duncan Marshall received- the cup for Alberta and in a neat address thanked Congress and the American people for the very friendly relations between the two countries. His reply was" received with outbursts of ap- piauce from delegates from all over the States. Western-Canada Advertised Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. Enthusiasm at the Sixth Dry Fanning Congress today has reached an even CHIEF JUSTICE HARVEY SENTENCES THE GUILTY higher pi'tch than previously, the crowd being one of tlvs largest ever assembled in the city. Western Can- ada is being advertised as never be- fore. Thousands are being disillus- ioned regarding Canada, and to say that pttpple'.at-this convention arc op- en to receive all Information possible about. Canada, .particularly Alberta and Saskatchewan, is putting it nvi'id. Today's .feature'was the opening of tbe International Cougrui-s oC Farm Women. Over four hundred women asfc'ambled in the Presbytoria-n church this morning to hear lectures by .Miss Snow, oT Chicago, and Mrs. Venzile (Continued on page 5.) D. McNABB, EX-M. P. P. Candidate for (mem, Member, District 18, America lational Board U. M. W of CARDSTON DISTRICT MAKES A BIG HAUL Dawson Gets Two Years in the Edmonton Penitentiary years. yean. yean. fine fine 1 Tlieue sentences buided out by in the Supreme, Co.urt, tins moinlng at the conclusion of the sittings The end of yesterday's and the beginning of. this morning's session were taken up with the Goh'tko case, the outcome of a drunken brawTat Royal View, Golitko being accused of strik- ing the Informant in "the case In "the face with a heer glass. The judge found him guilty b.ut under the cir cunistances imposed a light sentence. In sentencing otherwise known as Irl Dawson, the judge sa'id his was a very serious crime and the jury had given him the benefit of the doubt by reducing the charge to the lowest degree they- could. He had considered sentencing him to he lashed as well as imprisoned, but believing that hid uoc in tended inflicting physical injury on his victim, had decided not to He therefore sentenced him to two years in the Edmonton penitentiary: In the case of Gutirge: Southwick, His Lordship said that while his was a grave offence, he would iinppsc sentence more for the benefit-of the offender than for his punishment. He believed that had Sunihwick realized what he was doing lift would not have done it. The best thing to do for him was to place him where he would have a normal life, free from drugs and liquor until such time, as he could atand alone without them. He therefore gave him two years in Ed- monton penitentiary. (Continued on page 5.) ALBERTA'S POPULATION UN FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND No Increase in Dominion Subsidy as Result Saskatchewan's Big Increase Twenty New Members of Parliament, for Western Canada Figures Not Up to Expectations Ottawa, Oct. Mai tin Bur- roll, minister of agriculture tonight jg va out to the press the first official statement of the result of tile census- taking which is now 'practically com- plete. The figures show a population of 7.0S1.S09 tor Canada, as compared with in 1901, an increase of 1 It was estimated that .the j population-of Canada would be about 'eiJH millions so that the figures will cause not a little disappointment to people'Of the Dominion. i Aa compared with increase of pop- nhtlon in 1891-1901 decade the figures I are satisfactory. In the ten years preceding 1901, Canada's population 'increased by as compared with this betterment Increase of 111 tho past teu years, is large .but it is not nearly so satisfactory as was expected. Of iihe provinces, Saskatchewan showed the largest ra- tion of increase, having jumped in pop: ul-ltlon from Io while Al'berta comes second with an in- crease of from to 372, 919 in the decade. Tho province of Quebec shows an increase in population of while Ontario has increased by British Columbia increased j nnd .Manitoba by Tho prov- inces down by the sea have all fallen away in population. Nova Scotia show- ine a decline of New Brunswick 20.795 and Prince Edward Island 537. Montreal shows tbe largest increase in population of any city in the Domin- ion and continues to maintain its ipo- sition as the most metropolitan city. The total population of the city Is 466197, as against ten years ago, an increase of Includ- ing Westmount, Mnlsonnenve and Ver- don, Montreal ha-3 n population of or a comfortable margin over tbe half million mark. Toronto is in second place growing from to in 1911 iin in- crease of Vancouver Increas- d from to and Winni- peg to an increase of Tilie population of Halifax is an increase of in the decade. The unit of representation which is arrived at by dividing the population of Quebec into 05 parts (representa- tion of Quebec definitely fixed by B. N. A. i-.i On tills basis, the representation of British Columbia in the House of Commons will in- crease from seven to twelve members; Alberta from seven .to twelve; Sas- katchewan from ten to fifteen; Mani- toba from ten to fifteen. On the other hand tile representation of Ontario ill decrease from eight-six to eighty- two; Mew Brunswick from thirteen to eleven; Nova Scotia from eighteen to sixteen, and Prince Edward Island from four to three. The next parliament will contain 323 members, an increase of eleven, as compared irith the present House., That the census is not complete is; shown by the following letter which j was today addressed hy A. Blue, chief census commissioner, to I Eon. Martin Burrellj minister of agriculture: Deaf Sir: Replying to your enquiry of this date, I bsg to say that the cen- sus of Canada recently taken shows aj population of about which will be slightly increased when tho full returns have been received. "Four electoral districts have not yet made complete returns, viz.: Cum- berland in Nova Scotia; Regimr and BatLleford In Saskatchewan, and Yale- Cariboo ia British Columbia, which are estimated to give a population of 000. The population of the cities and towns reported to you may be chang- ed slightly on revision, but I think it may bo accepted as correct. We have tested it by two independent compila- tions. Yours-very-truly, (Signed) A. BLUE, Chief Officer." (For Census Figures of Cities and Towns, Sec Pago .1) A Meeting to be Held at Macleod may Bring Developments Fotnic, B. C., Oct. W. R. Wilson, of the C.N.I'. Coal- Co., accompanied liy Secretary Young, left liy this evening's east-hound train, presumably Tor Macleod. Mr. would make no statement fur- ther than he expected to be gone three or (onr days. Fernie, Oct. new in (lie strike -situation .has developed since tiic conference between Chair- man Stockctt and the urine workers it Lcthbrldge. Wai-son, of Indianapolis, has returned to the district and will rc- nain for some time he too, has no lews to impiirl. Kverylhing srcms Lo have slipped back Io Hie same po- sition in which it was Ml after the Vaclcod convention. Population of Canada by Government Census Less 'Districts Not Reported, Compared With-1901 1911 1901 Total Population POPULATION OF PROVINCES: 1911 Albert a lirif Columbia Now Nova Scotia Ontario 1'riiMT Kdnanl Islaiyl Quebec Saskatchewan North West Territory, Yukon -I54.091 I 1901 1 7S 255.2 J I. 351 .S15 -KH.SI7 I'nkiiowii Takes Heap of Prizes at the Dry Farming Congress (Special to the Herald) Cardston, Oct. a lery gratifying message came .DL-.S. Beach, president of the .Board of Trade. It announced the winnings by the Cardston" exhibit at the World's 'Dry Panning Congress m Ses- sion. It other sections of Uherta hine farad as well, western Canada.'Has set the paco for the rest of .the. wdild in agricultural products- from: the semi-arid districts. There.are some fifteen first prizes three or four seconds, and others hot enumerated in the special wire1 re- ceived. They are as follows First Prizes Best peck'of Winter rye, flax .buck- wheat, field peas, white beans, any' other variety beanfa alfalfa seed uroom grass seed, best sheaf hard spring wheat, 'besf, sheaf hard winter wheat, winter rye, sunflower stalk and head, nuttings of alfalfa showing this season's growth, best individual exhibit of grains, grasses and roots: This last is Arthur Perrey's great winning. Second Dest display of grasses, tomatoes and broom grass. We await with much Interest the particulars as to the other prizes for the despatch stated "and others." Certainly thft Cardston Board of. Trade can feel proud of its efforts and no one In this district ia more ing for individual products than 31 r Perroy, who accompanied the exhibit and who has done so much for the advertisement of this district by his great object lessons as to our natural resources. Cardston district should a most happy smile with such a record Prince Albert Thinks Government may Alter H. B. Route Prince Albert, Sasli., Oct. of the siopl'lny ot' work on the Huil- son's May Hallway has been iv.oeivod here with sure satisfaction, the Idea being (hat the route from Prince Al- bert to tho Hay has always bean re- jganlod as iriorei feasible than dial from the Pns io tbe Day. Men who know the Pas country make the stato- nient that It will be a very difficult I matter Io put tlw road through from I there, while tho Hudson Hay and Pa- Iclflc Hallway surveys from Prlncii Al- inert liiivu iihown compcfiitivs'iy easy going in building a line from this city. Kone of the contractors or men engaged in the work on the 1'os lino have reached there siucv; the 'order to nult work NOT A VOTE AGAINST Raymond Ratepayers are Unanimous About Project TROUBLEMAKER Indian Failed to Rouse His Fellow Beet Har- vesters Kavmond, Oct. adjoureed' meeting of the town council was held in the council chamber on Monday night Major. was absent, aitd in his chair was Councillor Hawkins. The councillors present were: Messrs 'Holfson, McDufl'eo and Card. A bv-lau- to amend the pound byr lav, passed, ttlnccby the marsliall may drne stray cattle to the pound vithoiil being notilied to do so bj a ratepayer. It nas bj Councillors Mo< Dufise and Rollson and carried, That the iecretarj-treasurer notify all users ot light in arrears that ill tun.s must be paid up to Nov I, 1811, otherwise lights will be cutoff nnrt the claims placed in the solici- tor's hands for collection account o[ King Bros held Irom last council foi u as folind correct an'd passed Red Leggings, an Indian scout troui Ac Blood Rosen c in Rajraond Vn Indian had sold hu as to a buck for horses. One ot the animals was de- livered at the time- ,the deal was made, bill the groom hied himself to the beet nuds, at moitd before the other horse was turned and the scout came to see about, it. Rayrrfond ncins a. local option town and the In- dians all too busy trie bwts for excitement, Red Leggings Bought to create a little stir by telling the Bloods that Agent sent him over io iorder the Indians; to quit work unless tho beet raisers Paid them higher wages. tna timft tho excitement was nt Ita height, Gins McGarty appeared on the and read the riot net. When it was proposed to wire .Agent Hyde for ,ih- fol.nntion rcpaiding the alleged in- structions, the scout began to take back what he bad said and was or- dered hack to his own range, i .1. 13. of Calgary, was In Raymond yesterday, gathering data for "The History ol the Province of Alberta" a work in course oi pre- paratiou by A, 0.. MacRac, B.A., Ph.D., Principal of Western Canada College, .The idea of thfi work 11 to let down a succiont and impartial history, oi the whole prov- ince, past and present, and Mr. Witcher's special mission to the Mor- mon .belt was to get Information n- garding- religious and educational his- tory. While here ho Interviewed Ray- mnitd Kmcht and E Dllison, and at Carrision Bishop Ilainner Barker and Aunt ZIna Card. The work is to appear in two volumes and will he on sale about Januarv of nest Stir Hnvmond mil! anil .elevators are busi I indlin0 I c grim hems dclu cred thio week, About bushels IJcr day is beinc; delivered to the Al bcvta Pacific elevator and vesterdav the Ellison Milling Company took in bushels, and several loads had to aland out all nipht because of.Uie rush laic in life afternoon. The Al- berta Pacific has bushels in the now and can't iiet cars to ship It out. The UHison Mill sent a car of mixed feed to hethbridire to- day. NTol '.vilhslamlinp; tbe unfavorable harvest, wheat is grading fairly Jiigli, both elevators a quantity .of No. 2. There are n few bad holes in the: walks on Hroaiiway. Last night Raymond -citiwn Uil'-ing to the Her- aid correspondent, stepped backward, and catching his ioot in a hoie najc ;