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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TWO HE TRAVELLED MILES IN THREE WEEKS Hon. W. H. Gushing Gives Account of His Trip Through the North Country SHIRTS There are reasons why Tooke Shirts an; the best shirt ever off- "ed 'o the public The material used in tueru is made specially for us. The patterns on ail Vooke Shirts are designed, controlled, and rcgisterc- as, Our colored shins are made with soft, pleated, and short and stiff bosoms Tooke Shirts are made in a clean up-to- date plant where the floors are scrubbed made in sweat sh >ps The Neglige Coat Shirt is beeoniinp: very popular, li wears longer, looks better, and gives more comfort than any other 17 TOOKE BROTHERS, UMITcD MONTREAL. Edmonton, Aug. Minister ing to make my trip against tlaiei of Public Works, who returned Tues- and quickly through the post i day night from trip to Peace Ki- as I went up. But they insisted I i ver. left yesterday afternoon for Cal- should stay longer as I returnsu. gary where he will spend a few days They he'd a reception there at the j before returning to Edmonton. This post. All the settlers from the visit of the Hon.'Mr. Gushing is not- neighboring districts had come able as the first ever niado into the and addresses of welcome were given north country by a minister of the me by Archdeacon Scott iu English, j crown, but the people had been wait by Belanger iu French and by j ing1 for some time for the. visit. Dan. Ferguson in- Oreo. I replied pr-d j As was said iu the Cive address Mr. Bredin also spoke at some length j presented to Mr. Gushing at Lesser It was a very pleasant meeting. This Slave .Lake: "For a long time we reception and the good accoiiixno'la- j natives of this country have heard of tion aiTordeci us at the post were a government at Edmonton, of men pleasant surprises to one who lias working for the welfare of the coua- never been north They tre i try and we have been waiting for sented me here, too, witn a m.igiii- j one of you to come." The hearty Scent bouo.net of flowers iron the Cu i A Conservative Charge and the Plain Facts A Bunch of Wires Omaha, Neb., Sept. ments in the murder of Dr. Rustiu St. Louis. Sept. Port" Robinson, Sept, was made today by Rev. W. F. An. [known man attempted to shoot uu- were not made public by the police drews, pastor of tho Centennary M. today. The inquest has been set for E Church of the South, that on Fri. Margaret Young of Niagara Falls south. The man emerged from the was driv_ when she saw scaped iu_ morning. What.occurred at the Eus-J and chaperons will 'be provided for tin home during throe hours in-1 the gathering terval has not developed. For the The Liberal Policy As JSince London, Sept. j A groat many young women have no infants have succumbed to the epL i place to entertain their beaux atomic of cholera infuntum which is I Chicago, Sopt. his home or in the boarding houses, said raging in London. More than 200 f windpipe was sort-red when he was j Rev. Andrews, and they have are still very'seriously ill and I struck by o street car, a man whose j stroll around the city to enjoy each i hospitals have all the cases they I name the policy did not learn, is other's company. Oar city look after. I still alivu at the emergency hospital, j parlors will be open to just such j ________ __; Dr. C. H. Wall, in charge of ihe young-p-ople. Our church chaper. London, Eng., Sept. to saved the man a life by ones will be there, whom mothers can i night the gale which has prevailed j making a hurried trip to St. Lukes j have confidence in, and girls who i over the English Channel for the j m an auto of a stranger, where he ob- come without escorts will be looked i 43 hours showed little of (tamed a silver tube and by this after. The expenses connected with I abating. Much damage was "done means straightened out the windpipe the social evenings will be met from I ashore as well as on the sea. The' j and pumped air into the lungs of the general church fund. j wind at times blew at the rate of i the dyiri'g man. .welcome with which the minister of tholic convert garden. The variety t public works was received every and bloom were astonishing, I j point of settlement was evidenced in only regretted I could, not bring every available way. The scattered them down to Edmonton. In this! Although the man had been in- fn Relation jjured internally-; hopes are held out Intended for Settlers Has Not Passed Into the Hands of Speculators j his recovery. Million Acres of Land Given to Setters as Free steads Since 1896. Petersburg, Sept. (Manitoba Free Press.) The practice of palming off false- settlers assembled at each post, dags same garden I saw iui apple tree j were set flying and addresses of wel- laden with fruit. j come were delivered. j PEACE JUVEll f can only repeat that we hare a Si i' magnificent country in our north a niffht and .lay Mr. LJrick. the land." said Gushing tin representative yesterday, minister was then back office, busied with some work requiring: his' attention, but sQe one. His crops are good which he kindly left' aside to speak year but not so good as last sea- of the north country with an appre- son-s. He had a bumper crop then, ciatiou TO which the business-like in one iot alone he sold 1.000 bush- minister'of public works is--not rea- els at ?1.25 a bushel to the-Hudson dily.stirred. v _ EayCo. for their mill at Fort Ver-j means of conveying political magnificent country and uiilion. ajid the rest of his wheat he i hoods is a should-Appbrt'a teemiug-population, held for higher prices. That sold j me in a fefcr decades. Jt has an excelr lenfelimate, and a fertile soil. it. is of the ranching Frederic-ton, N. B., Sept. Robinson, a wealthy New York stock broker, who was on a fishing trip in the wilds of Mi-ramichi, was the vic- have not stood hoods designed to serve the purposes settler; the range, as in Southern stan was immediately i of faction, in the guise oi truths ut-; Alberta has been converted into farms succeed him. Dowleh, the newly appointed gover. but they j nor of Tabriz, was killed during the i of the engagement-. His son, Naire Es Sul- v appointed to I a Naire could! tira of an ex in a motor of a gasoline His hands and 70 miles an hour, almost unprecedent- ed at this time of the year. Never before has it been necessary in the summer to suspend the boat service between Folkstone and Dover and the mid day service to Calais. ''Get thee glass eyes. "And like a scurvy politician, seem proof in itself that thai tr.-a is one which will be passed by the settler situation. "To see the things thou dost hl search for a home- face. Mr. Robinson was fiftv away ..from civilization at the the guides ance on foot and re-', doctor and two nurses. blinded by the ex. ad an, the Tt in law of H. S. Hole, of Montreal. Paris, Sept. Paris morning: paper states that an attempt will be made to rake up the refuse of 'the Dreyfus case .at the. forthcoming case of Louis (iregori, who shot Major Dreyfus at the canon. ization of Emile Zola last June. Th- American magic lantern as a Let us. therefore, today discuss the SCENE FROM THE FERNIE FIRE j see what. light the facts throw upon for seed realized Si.50 a bushel. "The country.up toward the Peace i r 4JUC LiiC iAItUHf- 1. well timbered, and-has an abundant River I found resembled Edmonton palmin2 off of party misrepres-' assertion oi a paper But the most shame 'rpre- water supply. It would 'be hard to district greatly, with peasant open I nAhe of utter" i 'vhich' by the way- assumes an air a finer country anywhere. "There stretches and bluffs timber, j ed for public weal i? tha, whj h are settlers scattered all trough the The resemblance is remarkably strong is practised in the of whole country., ana some oi them BVCn the rivers showing the saraei sueh 5latemeats as the j have fine farms, demonstrating that high banks and the land sloping back i which f 1S9G' the odd-nunibered-sections were lie domain in the West in all thus tied concrete forms, passes into the harms Pro up. Comparatively little! rti made in the "sc-! of a few groups of men, is alienated lectioii of .the rrambns upon millions I irices ridiculously inconi- of acres of railway grants. The first! thing done by the Liberal Govern-- measurate with its real value and the er the ground is broken it looks like In tact the north is full of surprises man who is to meet the enhanced an old hay meadow, with very rich surprises mostly, soil. There is cost which the speculators are to ex- act is the settler whose interest the a good deal of tiin- "I was surprised, and somewhat i ber in this district, as there is in amused when our driver on the first ea .era lo93 The whole out from Slave Lake halt- i SS them- ment was to stop the policy of grant- i XV' CPny's ing- lands to" railways. Not an acre! (Photo by W. G. Barclay ,Michel.) of land has been granted by the Lib-; Business Building, with the Exception the Western Canada Wholesale Co.'s Warehouse, that Esc aped the Fire Demon. eral Government to anv railwav. But .._. ____, i tiers. were set apart for actual set- the fiscal for supper at a hulforeed's house, is truly a sweeoine the grants already authorized by the j legislation the Conservative regime induct- lact everywhere we passed land is pleasantly diversified. For instance, at one place on Fletcher in the coolest manner possible jmeat' if the words bear be wag prepared to i to farm there is a level stretch took possession of the kitchen of prairie. 80 to 100 acres in area, rook our meal. ZCext morning ie i that is and lias been ihe fixed Po1' as t had to I land in year co-incide. In 1906 it administration from 1S79 to 1396, dc- was decided to have the Dominion 3erve attention. They given in rC fiscal year end on March 31. and the ttie of the Department of the official year in each of the for 139G' the last issued by posed of by the present Dominion ment departments coincide with the Minister of as level ;is a floor and covered with did the same thing. The family did- tiiS ikjwal loxui'ia.tiL vegeL-alioti. un i- uujeui. at aiJ. They seemed rath- icy of the Government to make it j-_. j.1. _ repudiate obligations which it had conaitions oi settlement to tl'-e 1UUUVVS- ngures available for AOW Government otherwise than to actual fiscai year- Year year-- since terior, as follows.- ed sections had to remain tied up. To Saskatchewan Valley parts of this there was wild hay er to like it. and-he told us that was !get access to the lands without first f h, .h r i that rose on a level with the horse's only thc way of the country.11 I dealing with a middleman. But will the r PanJ'? The results secured by that April l lo December 31: as we drove through it.' This At Athabasca Landing last Satur statement stand J" "e jl e" j departure from the Government's fix-' areas, leases.! mffL UkmS office, addressed poiicy have justified it abundantly 1393 ine prairie stretch was entirely sur- evening a banquet was tendered Land Coin- being for nine months only, 1881 1882 1883 leases, irrigation privileges. rounded by a belt of good timber, the minister by the board of trade of i paztn And this is only one plac-e that illus- that enterprising town. Leslie Wocxl; in a "the Public domain in the lt was chairman. "The banquet was as in delicious self. It was slow work, as there were trates the nature of the country, is like a park. servea te concrete is pictured as "alienated ver" at the I many millions of acres, to did not selected, nd it in and there is no part of the Govern-i record to "Here and all through the country- couid Possibly the minister! of thc settler. between Lesser Slave Lake and Peace commented on this. "It was tt very River Landing were some of the larg- Plcasant evening. James Wood, Mes- est poplar trees I have even seen. srS- I-essard and I titled to point with satisfaction. What 1.900-1901 ican the Ottawa Evening Journal ad- 1901-1902 j duce in support of its assertion that 1902-1903----- j the land in thc West designed for the 1903-1904----- s-ittler lias been "alienated forever 1904-1905----- months S..167 1884 1885 1886 1837 1888 1389 1890 1891 1392 1893 1894 1395 j 1896 The total for the eighteen years is 62'199; niultiplied by 160, it gives a. totai Of acres to be granted to homesfceaders under the eighteen weefcs." ttcularly well and bright after trip, says he feels extremely He. had been indisposed for iy matters time before physician advised done him a great deal of good. With 100 feet in height." ROAD GAXGS AT WORK "What are the roads like in the "In places they arc very good; in other places for short stretches they are pretty ban, but we have road gangs at work up are endeavoring to just as soon as possible. From Les- ser Slave Lake to Peace River land- ing, a distance of over ,100 miles, a light team o" horses took our demo- crat. heavy men in it and the m' two nights he had i our_ supplies and bedding, over the tented out all the the 19 hours The first day we for the party being carried Ihis is good evidence With theto. Mr. Cushimr, who had! of the nature of the road j I not done any camping out for 2-1- i "It. was bad, however, in couple years, found it quite a novelty. of places, and the driver nmde a de- "When do you expect to make an- tour of about four miles at each of other trip to the he was these spots. Our road crows wore asked. working up toward these places, how j "I am not prepared tr. say jus', ever and by the end of this week when, but I certainly hope to return they should have one repaired and some day. When they prcsse-1 me to j the other probably also. The reason stay longer this time 1 could only! this road is not bettor is that for- teil them that now J had j it was merely a track through lure of thc wild' 1 would have to i o pmon and two j were from one foot f.o eighteen ctergymen of the town spoke after timber leases, grazing leases and ir-llast completed- iacfits in diameter and from 75 to the bancluet- made a very- happy j rigation sales, these mav be left over the conclusiou to a good trip. I was for discussion later. Suffice it here j nient of' Canada bf some told I could not the trip in three! to point out that these latter require acres, of which probablv weeks _ as I planned before starting. I the employment of large capital, and acre5 are good arable land but it was done in exactly three] thus, in that sense, stand apart fram for immediate settlement years of Conservative The Free Press proposes today to j lection the longer would be'then- consider the first item in this list, I emption from "provincial and lftn. j namely, the lands. As for coal areas, I cipal taxation That work ot i pnces incommensur- 190o-1906 1 P inau woik at j atg w-th 1906-1907-nine steaders the closing years of Itors? It is easy to make sweeping the regime, wore smooth j.assertions like those of the'Ottawa i Total trails leadinS across the Interna- g Journal, which says that ti.onal in_ such has been made over to the graft- 'Each homestead is 160 acre's. By dld they abaildon this country. ere. But the making of such asser- i multiplying by 160, we find nm i the case of the settler. For the de-l Mr. Gushing, who is looking par- velopment of a coal area shafts have the i to bf_' sunk ?.n.d ell. j necessitating such large outlays of j money as are possible only by com- I panies; the same is the case with the If the Government were a j not make them true j tions, and the repetition of them does given away free to settlers in the period from Government Of graft, as so freely! Before turninjr consideration January 1, 1897, to December 31 last. cnarged by to Thus we have taken the charge made by the Ottawa Journal which in much the same terms, is beinc- made _____________ the reversion j of the actual amount of ]and which The Ottawa Evening Journal with its! by Conservative newspapers from him to postpone; timber berths. As for grazing leases of this immense area j has been taken up in free homesteads Pharaisaical professions of being fair under the Liberal Government, it is and impartial, makes no mention of W0uld open- road did 55 miles. HMMBUGGED. More than 7 ever, dishonorable and concerns are flooding tLe market with cheap and worthless preparations designed, to be .mita-ions of Du. FOWLER'S EXTRACT OK" btraw- anv. of course the sun had no chance a land of wonderful possibilities." to dry up the roads. Our road work j ers are cutting road allowance j POTATO BUGS STALL TRAIN of sixty feet and grading it, and tho j Bristol, Sept. bugs on the they are the genuine Da. FOWLER'S. Arc you willing to risk you? perhii your life, to these .no name, no repn; ;ion, likely dangerous, so called result should be a very good road, i rail" near Lazy Lane stalled eight -erry Extracts. ing up of an unprecedented opportun- ity for corruption on a collassal scale. These millions of acres could be carved up in land deals like those of the Roblin Government, for the enrichment of individuals; and the man who would have to meet the en- hanced cost to be exacted by. the looters would be the settlers. But what course has the Dominion Gov- ernment taken in regard to those odd-numbered sections? It has taken a course which absolutely bars out the land speculator. The odd-numbered sections are thrown open to actual homesteaders, and next for sale at the price of per acre, fixed by statute, to men who end of Canada to the other, and put to it the touchstone of fact. At ones necessary, in order to cover the whole ground, that a word should be stead grants under Liberal rule, but said about the half-breed scrip. It is sweepingly declares that all the land true that even-numbered sections "alienated forever at prices of land have passed to holders of ridiculously incommensurate with its half-breed scrip without conditions of and the man who is to settlement. But this procedure' was jmeet enhanced cost which the fixed at the time Western Canada i speculators arc to exact is the set- acres of frt-e home-jit reveals itself not as truth but became a part of the Dominion. It was a part of the cost of the Domin- ion's title; it was based on treaties volving the granting of this scrip 'in tier whose interest the Liberal lead- ers in 1893 pledged themselves to protect." By way of contrast, let us see how extinguishment of the Indian titles, many acres the Conservative Govern- j to the public lauds; and the Ottawa ment, which granted tens of millions Evening Journal will hardly attempt of acres in railway grants, granted to question its justice and wisdom, to homesteaders. The official rec- and cannot question the necessity j ords of the homestead entries during the potent Government was under have already homesteaded, and who of carrying out the system which on can only acquire title by fulfilling entering office it found established settlement conditions on the odd-j by law. In point of fact, moreover, numbered sections, which they have the land scrip issued by the Liberals the right to buy at per acre. Tho to the half-breeds was only one-third "'The department also has two trolley cars with excursionists as cxpeditiously as we "Did you address any "At Lesser Slave Lake they jiad what was a big reception rathor than a meeting on niy return, I was try- n2ed 82 years. crews of men at work on the road board, bound to-Lake Compounco to. between Athabasca Landing and Less day. Tn .spiu> of the terrific slaughter er Slave Lake. Here we have not t'n'- bold of tho tracks followed the old trail, but arc cutt- i until thr- car men could sand the ing out an altogether new highway, j tracks. The roads arc not all we want j_________________ to be yet, but we will make them so WAS MEMBER FOR HALIFAX CO. I'oi sixty-three years DR. FOWLF.R'S speculator thus cannot get in ;it all odd-numbered sections. They or riTRAwr.ERiiY hm- been j can be obtained only by actual set- i thousands of families for Diarr- tiers. 'y.-icntcry, Colic, Cnirups, Sur.unvr Cholera Morons, Gi ii tlio Ottawa Evc-ninp Jouriiiil -n, oera orons, o-rr. :m and a11 Boxrcl fiomplainid. think, or dors it not think, that of tll let the dishonest or unscriipu- i 's to the advantage of "thc settler. otherwise than to settlors. IOIM humbiiR you into accepting I "whoso interest the Liberal Iradc- of the amount issued by the Con- servatives between 1873 and 1896. With the exceptions thus noted, the Ottawa Evening Journal cannot point to any even-mini bored land disposed :-sent. Dominion Govcrn- Halifax, Sept. Mitchell, j these cheap substitutes, to thc of your health ami gain to his j i Pigged themselves to M. P. P. of Halifax oountv, and mem i As tor Du- FO'WTER'S and insist on of G. P. Mitchell Sons, diod ted ay To-o. Ont., is on tho wrnppcr. Price So much for tho sec- tions. Let us consider nuiribercd sections, which from the the eighteen years of Conservative falsehood, not as a well based charge but as a carefully concocted slander.- The record shows that the have been true to their promise to- rkeep the land for the settler. Thirty- five million acres have passed from thc Crown to homesteaders under simple conditions of settlement since, the. Liberals took office is the unan- swerable' proof of the truth of this statement; and if further evidence is needed, surely it is supplied in the action of the Government in setting asitUV, exclusively Jor settlers, the thirty million .acres of land which reverted to it upon the termination of the railwav reserves. Absolute purity and cleanliness in the manufacture of PERFECTION We now come to the free, homo- steads to settlers. Tho official annual reports covor six calendar years up to 1900, when .i.six month's period was made tho stopping skmo to -having tho immigration year and Healthful and nutritious. TKft COWAN CO., TORONTO ;