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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL ii. 1 m m The Lethbridge Daily Herald 9F LETHBRIOGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1909. HO, 23C. CORNERSTONE LAYING AT CAPITAL j.thti Hudson's Bay Company 'fur the j Great Preparat ions Are Being Made At _ (Special ta tha Herald.) Edmonton, Sept. October 1st, Edmonton will be the scene of a celebration surpassing even the mem- orable festivities of the inauguration on September 1st, 1905. Guests from every'part of the Dominion will be here to -witness the ceremonies at- tendant upon the laying of the cor- ner stone of the Legislative buildings by. His Excellency, Earl Grey, Gov- ernor General of Canada. His Excellency will be'attended by a brilliant suite. .Sir Wilfrid Laurier a-nd his nave bsen invited to attend and senators and members of the Federal House as well as the Governors and Legislatures of every district.- Ou the evening of Octobec 1st, the Thistle, Kink wity Deceive 'a brilliant assemblage within its walls, as a public subscription dance in hon- or of the visitors will be given by .the Women's Hospital Aid. The decora- tions of the Rink will most elabor- ate, surpassing even the 'beautiful typically western decorations so great- ly admired in the same building when it was the scene of the Inaugural ball in 1905. The day will be observed as a pub- lic holiday. NORTH WARD NOTES in the Home" will be the pastor's subject at Westminster church tomorrow morning. "The Star of Empire" will Ue thu ti.j.'ic at the evening service. A Uilt b'ble class and Sunday school r ects at throe p. m. Strangers always welcome. It is important a f MAYOR WON'T GO TO THE MEETINGS GO WEST TO FIND LUXURIES Serious State Of Af- fairs In Montreal's City Council That Is What U. S. Secretary of Ag- riculture Says i Washington, Sept. aver-1 age laborer is today living batter than Queen Elizabeth did in her said Wilson, of the j United States Agricultural Depart- {ment today on his -return from a month's vacation on his farm in Iowa. He was discussing the pros- j perous condition of farmers of the) wages of the work- WAGON WENT OVER THE BANK DOESN'T FAVOR INSANITY PLEA Montreal, Sept. evi- dence in Dillon murder trial this j rnorniag, Dr. Shires, expert in nerv-j ous diseases, said there was nothing j in Dillon's physical state to effect his mental conditionn. His mind' tyas sound medically and he had j probably been sane all his, life. Dil-1 Ion is on trial for the murder, of j Constable Shea in April, 1908. HUNDRED AND TWENTY TO ACRE school as an important matter of business will come up for discussion. Mr. and" Mrs.. Wm. Matthews are spending a short holiday at Milk "River. "FREE SPEECH" MAN GUILTY St. N. B.. Sept.! 17 .--The jury in..the case of C. Brucs all, accused of defamatory libel, re- turned a verdict this afternoon, of guilty, o-n four counts. His counsel province in the Dominion are among I applied for bail under statute, and the invited; Hon, Frank Oliver is already in Edmonton and will re- main until after the ceremony. Large parties expected into Edmonton from various parts of Al- berta-.and Saskatchewan as railway- excursions with reduced rates are bo- ing planned. In addition to the vice-regal "party "'and Parliamentary party of Ottawa, another guest from the Canadian cap- ital will bi the Hon. David Laird, the first Governor of the 'Northwest Territories and the man who as Alex- ander Mackenzie's colleague first or- ganized the Department of the In- t-erior as a separate portion of Can- adian administration. Elaborate arrangements are being planned to make the festivities of His Honor will decide tomorrow. The jury had little difficulty in coming to a verdict. Montreal, Sept. whole city council seems to be in a topsy turvy and the latest evidence is the breaking up of a special meeting call- ed for today to examine the construc- tion of the famous No. 13 Police Sta- tion which has been such a bone of contention. 'Alderman L. A. Lapointe, leader of tiiw City Council objected to the meeting being held owing to the de- liberate absence of Mayor Payette, who for several weeks has completely ignored his duty as Mayor. Mayor Payette, although in tood health does not attend meetings of the ctiun-. cil neither does he attend the var-: committees. The s'pecial com-j mittee-today decided-to adjourn and'j notify Mayor Payette that his place was at the city hall. V "Take the meat bills of the labor- er in Washington contin- ued. ".You will find that they eat meat three times a 'day, most of them, and what is more, they want the best cuts. They can afford them. As a result the price of meat is away up, while farmers are pro- ducing uore beef every year. They are not producing enough to meet the increase population. I do not look for the prices to decreace mater- ially The secretary, was asked if the western farmers were really investing' such large sums in automobiles. "There is too, much truth in these he responded: "The farm-j And Wife Of a Ranch- er Near Cowley Was Killed (Special to the Herald) Cowley, Sept. fatal accident occurred on. Thursday evening after dusk, east ct Bunnis. P. Backus, a rancher residing at out five miles from Cowley, was return- ing from Frank with a wagon load of lumber, accompanied by his wife and hired man. Some distance east vOf Burmis, darkness, driving too close to a cut bank, the wagon was er is out of debt. He has money in! upset over the bank. Mrs. Backus his pockets and big crops continue to come on. He is afraid to invsst in Eastern securities lest ajyear might bring trouble there. As a" result he puts his money in luxuries, instead TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Three thousand dollars conscience money has been paid to thy Min- ister of Finance at Ottawa. It is again rumored that the Ster- ling-Bank will open a .branch at Win- nipeg. Alpha, the 18 year old daughter of W. A. McKinney, near Melita, Man., was burned to death in a prairie fire. Samuel Impet dropped dead while working on his farm, near Man. Arderi, Record Yield Of OaU In the Raymond District Threshing operations in the south country have not .got'very far under way yet. Around Raymond but very little hae been done but what har b'een threshed gives good reports. H. S. Allen finished threshing his winter I. Elder, one j wneat yesterday and ,t bushels led a small ment liverymen in the posing his business at Brandon. p patch Qf four acres of Robt. Miller, who settled in the j llegenerated Abundance oats and from La Riverie, Man., district in 1879, isjthe four acres ffot 112 busaels, the dead. J. Stevenson, Indian Head, has 'Ir-jted president of the Cen- acre, and if a good deal of it had not been wasted it would have gone nearly if not quite 120 to the acre. SPLENDID SHOW OF HORSES AT RAYMOND channels that might give a re- ly folks east don't luxuries are. They must go west'to find that out. "The farmer is still handicapped by the lack ef labor. Too many have gone from the farm to the sidewalk: I education along agricul- tural lines will remedy this, but the tide has not yet turned backward" i i I was instantly killed, the hired man's leg broken, and Mr. Backus .received such serious iniuries that un- able to be taken to his home. was the mother of Miss Kate Backus, a waitress at the' JDallas Hotel. val Saskatchewan teachers' assccia-j At n. r. Johnson tferesh- ed 12 acres of oats with an average an old time resident of ''nrtur? la Prairie, is dead. A.caibald Drumrnond, a pioneer of yield of 100 bushels to the acre. Threshing around Stirling has pro- gressed more although not more than Holland, Man, district is dead. He one-tenth of the -grain is threshed yet came from Paisley, Ont. Wm. Sutherland, aged 55 committed suicide at Woodstock. Ont. HAYWOOD ADDRESSED A CROWDED HOUSE Fair Not Largely Attended But the GOVERNOR JOHNSON LIKELY TO hibits Were Of High Order DIE (By'Stail Correspondent) Iricultuval fair, there Rochester, Minn., Sept. Dr. McNevins, at 5 o'clock this morning, stated that ..s no regular j Johnson's pulse was 112 and Well-Known Labor Leader Is An quent Speaker o- D. Hay wood, although a miner. Raymond, Sept. As record- horse races or similar sports given, j more regular; temperature ,101; proved himself an orator remark- October 1st successful. The celebra- breaker for attendance and 'gate j Realizing that the whole respiration about normal. He .able ability last night at the meeting crowded the doors and a g; turned away unable to ,tion will open with a large public re-jceipts the Raymond Fair today was jo: the fair rested with the exhibits, s-nmp -r- T> TT n rrv t.' j-cstb n ib oaiievea nib K of P Hall The house was ception in honor of the distinguished j a failure, but as a record-breaker for the directors, of whom several hfc chance of recovery'is slight guests, which will be given by His! excellence of exhibits it.jvas an tn-j ladies, took extraordinary care to; the Lieutenant Governor akdj Qualified success. The numter and j have the exhibits- made as Mrs.-'Bulyea in the Thistle Rink class of exhibits in. registered horses, land interesting as possible. And they! Thursday night, Sept, 30. This re-Un grain and vegetables were i succeeded. The exhibitors were num-1 ception will be held in the Rink surprise to the j -visitor from the erous exhibits were well ex- p A I rlrn F AI r> in. 1 nlvLJ, cause of the very large number of'outside and a, source of gratification, oufc of towh. gliestsi, Gjoverament House will be unequal to accommo- date the assemblage. On the afternoon of October 1st. and pride to the directors of the Ag- ricultural Society and the residents hibited. To make-the display more attractive and instructive, there are directors in charge of the several de- to many wero j find room. C. M. O'Brien, M. P. P for .Rccky Mountain district and W' M. Powell1 jof Raymond. i partments 'auswering questions arid j On Thursday the exhibits had been! giving- inforriiajtion as to the products there wi a brilliant procession through the decorated streets of the 'Hie city; the Royal Northwest" Mounted !warm' idcal Police, the Alberta Mounted Rifles- the the 101st Fusiliers; fte. Edmonton equalli" CadeAs and thousands of school child- prospects brought in and the most of them j and their producers. This to a cer- weather was fine and la-iii. extent overcame the neglect of for a fair. But this J the authorities to have the name of cold wind, carrying col'd crod will take part in the procession The sky looked as if fhe weather which will conduct His Excellency and entourage to Parliament' Hill; would worse rather than better, and so people reluctantly changed. their minds and stayed 'at home. And [although the day faired up somewhat later on, it was too late forv people where the ceremony of laying the corner stone will take place. The handsome new buildings are being erected upon historic groixnd, upon the exact site of the old Big House! Purely Agricultural Fair or residence of the Chief Factor The Raymond Fair to purclv the prize-winners on the prize tickets. The Horse Show To the average visitor the show of at AWFUL CHARGES I The 'new president of the United Mine of '.District IS gave short addresses at the opening of the meet- Mr. Hay wood in opening his ad- ;Sudbury, Ont., Sept. 17.-Jas. Ranked Rtfbinson and Tommy, jia e and they horses was the most attractive fea- ture, and'for a small fair the number their son, will receive their trial in Sudbury at the riming fall .assizes, which opens Monday September 20 p.m. James Robinson will pro- bably be charged with separ- j ate charges of incest. He will also j had done for him and' his compan- ions in the great murder trial. If it were not for the United Mine Work- ers' efforts, said Mir. Haywood, 'he would not be alive to address them. He stated his intention to describe string of Clydes- dales Brimhall Bros, of Raymond being an accessory to the- murder- of to hitch up and drive any distance [had the same bunch of Shires that! or to come on the train. i swept the while Ray (Continued on Page boards at Lathbrfdge. other charges may be preferred if ,ecessarv. Mrs. James Robinson will l stand charged with the murder of the laborer and the capitalist, and more particularly the story of the Western Federation of Miners and the NEWS OF THE WQRllD Fresh Fro'yn the Wires I the infants born on March 17 and Robinson, aged 17, j is awaiting trial on the charge of 1 struggle. part they played -in the great He..'referred at some length to the great problem of the unemployed that while "it was not so keenly in Ca- aacla-as the United States it was- a problem that must be answered arid must be answered by the working men themselves. William Taft, said the- speaker, wh en asked what they were going to do with the great masses of unemploy- ed, stated "God knows. I pity them." Jennings Bryan had no bet- ter .answer. said Mir. Hay-_ wood, must have told the So- cialists for they know The So-' cialists alone have the answer to the question of the "Capitalists" he said, "have "no honor, no God but gold, wh-so ensign is the skull and crosobom-s, whose password 'graft' All they- ask, he stated, was the inherent right to labor. "We despise charity. We ask fpc no charity. All we ask is- justice and justie-j is what we are going to have." He declared that a starving man had the right to steal if 'necessary and scripture- gave ham that authority. (Continued on Page Five.) The general average for winter -wheat seems to go between 30 and 32 bus. to the acre, and" the spring wheat be- tween 20 -and 25. The frost of Aug. 10 caught some of the grain, reduc- ing- it to Xo. 2. but the most of-it will take the higher grade. A. good' deal of "the, grain "is very dirtyj witfi mustard and is hard to thresh on that account. The farmers are tak- ing precautions to burn all nrus- tapd as it is separated from the grain. W. H. Spackman threshed his wheat which went 32 bushels to the acre. R. K. Patterson's sprang wheat went 30. C, B. liomeril has oats that went 93 and wheat that -went a little tetter than 32. Hy. Parrot's winter wheat gave him 30 Bushels per acre. A good deal of winter wheat has been sowed around Stirling this fall and that which was sowed early is looking- fine. A RED HEADED SITUATION That Is the Way Lord Beresford De- scribes Conditions in Great Britain New York, Sept., ies Beresford was the guest of -hon- or today at luncheon given at law- yer's club under the auspices of the Pilgrims of the United States. In a brief address Lord Beresford took to refer to the European situation. 'He (remarked that as far as .Great Britain was concerned th'e situation looked somewhat "red- headed." He added that in of this situation there was nothing else to do but for the Nation to come for-" ward with a great scheme of Imperi- al defence. "What we. '-continued the Admiral, is that we shall hold what we have. Supremacy at s-a life or death for the British Empire" A FLYING TRIP Ostend, Sept. Paulham, j aiding his father to escape but the i the French aviator, flew two kilo- Grown may drop the charge. nietros (1.24 miles) on the beach here j today in 3 minutes 15 3.5 seconds-, i T. A. Easton, of Buffalo, a, brother thereby winning a prize of of A. E. Easton, has secured NEW STEAMSHIP LINES j Ottawa., Sept. arrangement! is being entered into by the Depart-1 Western Canada is as inevitable the sea amj returned to his j for foaled hay and oats are taken at PROSPERITY CERTAIN After completing- the distance the house in this city and is 'opening- up Montreal. Sept. 17. "Prosperity ol- j avriator, without landing, circled out! a feed store. At present orders ment of Trade and Commerce for the establishment of a direct steam- ship line between St. John N. B. and said' F. A. McKenzie, the London Daily Mail's correspondent, who was at the Windsor Hotel this j point. FROST IN KENT J Chatham, Ont., Sept. re- j cent frosts have done immense damage to the corn crops ia Kent. Out through the township of Howard and Orfoi'd the corn crops have all) been dried up and in many fields not a green leaf is to be seen.-' As corn is -the principal feed for Kent county. NEWS OF THE WORLD Fresh F-KJTVL the Wires the ports of West Indies. It has b'een 1 morning, after an extended trip decided to grant a subsidy for a new j through ,the west. line, giving a tri-weskly service be- tween St. John and a Mexican port "Nothing is to stop it, for nothing can stop it. I have never to be selected, with steamers calling seen land yet that seemed as tceminjr at the principal British "West Indian j with possibilities, so pregnant with ports. nascent greatness. You help A LUMBER MERG-ER Halifax, Sept. G-. Mason of New York, is in Halifak, accompan- ied by W. Seward Webb, Jr. Mr. i yourselves that land has got to be great." BTG OAT YIELD Regina. Sept. hundred and Easton's harness shop, phone 103. the situation is serious. Mason is interested in a proposed twenty-seven bushels of oats to acre merger of all lumber properties is new record established in Western of Nova Scotia. He says that the Canada. This yield was grown on money is available in Chicago for the farm of J. G-. Miller, two miles underwriting the bonds of the com- f north of Regnna and on the pany to the extent of between five and six million dollars, if it is shown nn aggregate of feet annually can he produced by the com- bined companies. PROMOTION FOR FR. MOYNA Orillia. Sept. announce j Of citizens of Whitby, ment will be made in this week's Catholic Register and Canadian Ex- tension of the elevation of Rev. M. Orillia, to the Dean ery of Barrie, which has boen vacant since the death of Bean .BABY IN SHOE BOX Niagara Falls. Ont., Sept. Coroner Scott and the police are hard to discover identity. 'of the person who threw a shoo box containing the body of a. murdered girl baby from a New York Central train near Niagara University ycstcr- dav afternoon. town of Oats in field stood five foct high -and sheaves were three times weight of ordinary oat sheaves in this country. AFTER THE C. N. R. Toronto, Sept. deputation Oshawa and on Wrc. Mac- thc .Canadian BowmanviUe waited kcnxic, president of Northern, today, asking that their o towns be pJaccd On the proposed Ot- tawa route of the railway. These towns a competitive railway service and claim that the Grand Trunk is not giving .Uiem a square deal. NEW C. N. R. SERVICE Brandoni Man., Sept. Oct- 10 the daily passenger service; on tbo Canadian Northern between Winnipeg! and Princft Albert via Brandon r.nd Regina will he inaugurated. A GREAT PILE bF ROCK Route of the Canadian Pacific Railway Through the Slide at Frank Photo by the British Colonial Photographic Co. PUTTING ON RACING- LED STOP GAMBLING Toronto, Sept. Method Victoria, B. C., Sept. Mason, collector for pither and Lei-jist district meetings have passed re- ser, wholesale liquor merchants, is solutions regretting the granting of wantod for alleged shortages of be- j a charter to the Metropolitan Racing tween and Although his employers were among the chief Association and calling for an amend ment to the criminal corle to govern backers of the tracks, they did not j race track gambling contemplate supporting the book- maKers through their collector, as has allegedly occurred. The Imperial Toeonro, Sept. Dr. Shear- v is also said to te short two er left for Ottawa tonight to inter- view Frank Pedley, deputy superin- clerks and the Merchants Bank of Canada one, also due to race gambl- ing. Today the police dosed all the Shearer win pool rooms heretofore accepting spec- on Minoru park racing at illations Vancouver. ONTARIO'S DELEGATES Toronto, Sept. Thomas S. T. Smellie, MX.A. for Fort William, and George Pattison, of South Wa- terloo, have been appointed to repre- sent the province at the International at tendent of Indian affairs. before Rev. Dr. tr. Pedley a resolution of the Moral and Social Reform council, asking for a law for jthe moral protection of the Indians in the Northwest. WANT INCORPORATION Regina, Sept. is being made to legislative assoar'.ly of Saskatchewan by the Bre- thren for incorporation. This relig- ious sect has now attained such in- fluence and numbers that it. power to hold land and do business along certain lines. Settl-iinouts of; Mennonites arc chiefly located around BIG TAX LIST UNPAID Retina, Sept. to A ;Tax Congress which is to meet, i Louisville, Ky. NOT FOR CALGARY I Ottawa, Sept. B., of Winnipeg, has been appoint ed a mem- v ._ ber or the commission to mquite in- to the fisheries of Manitoba, instead of Judge Metcalf, who has resigned from the commission. An order in. statement of Mayor Williams, Regini council has been passed rescinding a (city has between sixty and wsveaty previous order granting to the city j thousand dollars of taxes of Calgary the east, half of Section; which cannot be collected. Pensont 18-2-1-1, for the purpose of a ccme- asscssoc1 for property refuse to pay tcry. This action is taken because taxes, because they claim they do the justice department, has advised not own lots. To make owners tho interior department that it can- forward aiul settle the city will prob- not under the Dominion Lands Act, ably decide to offer the property give a grant of land for such a pur- palo.liv public auction to satisfy claims. ;