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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge Daily Herald tr VOL. LETHBRIDQE, ALTA., A T U R D A Y E P T E M B E R II, II9S NO, 21? GOOD CLEAR1: SPORT THE topic LNGLitH QEMERAL SUICIDED Wfic Last Wateringburg, Kng., Sept. Kajor General Charier Edward Luard retired, was mysterious- ly murdered near London, committed suicide todty by throwing himself in" front, of a railway train. His was found lying close to a railway crossing not far from Wai- erinburf. At Cricket Oub Smoker Last Night subject of good, clean sport and how best to. encourage it was the subject of most of the speechmak- ing at the Smoker given at the H.N. Barracks last night in honor of the visiting Macleod cricket club. Supt. Wilson; who was iii the chair in his opening remarks gave the lead that the rest folio wed. Capt.; S. G. Matthews of the Macleod team in res- ponding to the. toast of his club spota of the.need of teaching cricket to the growing boys if[ t-iey would keep the game alive. Capt. Robinson of tfco local teani addressed, his ru- marks chiefly to a plan for getting; a team of Southern Alberta cricketers together to play the north. Tn clos- ing his remarks Capt, Kobinsoa posed a toast to Supt. Wilson which was enthusiastically honored. Then it was that the real discussion start- ed. The Supt. said that a great deal of talk was heard about the yoopt maii problem and how to keep _ the young nKc from, the barroom and undesirable places. But noth- ing will keep young meii from booze and loafing- good sport of any sort. A sport knows he cannot foe a sport. and booze and therefore leaves it alone. It is, the duty of every town to provide as large a place as possible exclusively for sports, 3lany western.'. towns have made-the mistake-of not getting an area of land for this purpose when land .was cheap. He thought that something should'be done in _ Leth- bridge to secure a permanent place for sports. Mayor Henderson was present and spoke heartily in favor of having such a place as Supt. Wilson men- tioned. They had the ciation's ces were a ,very satisfactory state he for one .was determined to do his best- to have it preserved as :a permanent recreation-'grounds. He would do all "be could to-finance it. He went further and tKat -he thought7 the get contro not only of this park- but-.of- the track and the lake so as to have places under civic control--where people could enjoy themselves and which would tten be' guaranteed per-' manent. Aid. Cunningham blamed profes- sionalism for the'downfall of the Ath letic AssocFaTtion and advocated "the organization of an amateur athletic association to have charge of all in. the cityp which idea v, is heartily concurred in .by tseveral oth- tr speakers." _ Rev. Hall of Macleod spoke for the church as a good friend of good, clean sport as it recognized It a strong moral force. Several other speakers including M. McLean, G. H. Johnston, A. Ely, .T. F. Hirtgs, Corporal Wade made .re- marks principally, bearing on the main'fopic. The evening was made most enjoy- able bjr the singing of several first class songs by Messrs. A. Ely, Rev. J, S. Chivers, S. "G-. Matthews. M. McLean E..A. Cunningham and oth- ers. H. J. Hutch and P. Macleod provided intrumental music. SUDDEN DEATH St. John'i; N. B., Sept. 1? James .W; Wallace, t ravelling auditor of the I. C..-R., died yesterday suddenly at his home. He wag stricken with heart failure shortly after, eating a hearty dinner. THE CAN AD! AN VETERANS TO ORGANIZE To Defeat Land Spec ulators After Their Scrip SMOKE rrort BUSINESS Sfcipt Prac- Montreal, Sept. v Business around haibor iii complete- y at a standstill today owing to the dense smoke from the bush fires whicli is over the city. shipping men declare that not for the past lias the har- jor been in such condition. Ocean )0und vesels inward and outward, us well as inland -serykv are tied up until the smoke clears. CAR SHORTAGE AT CARDSTON ud Cattle At a StaabtiB Sept. night were sonic 31 cars booked at this point only five of which could be. supplied. The elevators will Jje filled by Sat- urday night unless there is some re- lief ;by way of more cars. Since, last Monday Mr. D. Balcov- tJci of Winnipeg has holding some head 'oL beef cattle for shipment "and though he has wired up till the officials along the line he has thus' far received no cars and has definite answer to when such may be expected. Grain. _cisliveri'Mj' have been heavy this week and last and cars very few. There art.good prospects for a block- ade and grain traffic tin less there is speedy -relief. Ottawa, Sept. A movement has been inaugurated to organise the Canadian veterans of the South African war into a big federation with the object of advancing and protecting their interests in many di- rections. The necessity for the or- ganisation has it is claimed, become itative .owing to the determined efforts of land speculators in every part of Canada to buy up veterans' script at a price greatly lielowr its market value. Veterans realize' ThTfu only by acting unitedly and refusing to. sell their land Ixjlow a reasonable figure through a central board of their own appointment can they suc- ceed in defeating the land speculators Throughout Canada in leading cen- tres a score of ''.veterans associations theae; association practically cin- ure in eimtence the membership of brace all the, veterans in these dis- tricts. Each of these .loyal associa- tions has invited to send dele- gates, to a meeting :to be Held in Win- nipeg on October 12 for the purpose of forming a "Dominion Association. The Toronto Control has ordered aa investigation into the af fairs of the exhibition. H. G- Dunn Co.. that there is a gradual improvement in the commercial .situation. i A re REFUTE CHARGES BURROWS AND OLIVER ANSWER AMES CHARGES, 1 THE 20 SCOTCHMEN DESERT THE COMPANY Ottawa, Sept. I which is hoverihf ias practically stopped the school vf ranges. The Urgeta armrd thing to fix an s'lrbitrarj- be- those two grades. The Alberta I Red wheat this year is of except ion- nrily pood milling quality nnd for this reason the price has boon advanced until today the Xo. 1 Alberta worth the same'price as Xo. 1 Xor. wheat. Both of these grades are worth from 99; cents to per bushel in store Fort William. ashoi'e. Work was possible only at high tide and occupied a week. The woman, four in nil. were von.- plucky. Lum- ber taken from the wreck was used to knock up a temporary shelter for them. H took a month to find en- j ginc fittings to equip a boat in which Fanning Island was reached. NAVIGATION AT STANDSTILL Kingston, Ont., Sept. for twenty years have mariners had such ather nor so long continued. The harbor is full of vessels and the Montreal Transportation company have tied up all their craft owing to the dangerous condition oi the riv- er, due to fog and smoke. Captains of big steamers say that at times the trip from Duluth to Ft. William ia made with decks covered with ashes. Big grain vessels from Fort William are at Nine Mile Point unable to gK into the harbor. Cornwall, Ont., Sept. tion of the St. Lawrence river at this point is at a standstill owing to dense smoke from bush fires. NEWSPAPERMAN DEAD Montreal, Sept. Julien newspaper artist employed on the Star and rfcognized as one of the leadi-rs in his" profession dropped dead from apoplexy on the street. He had received offers from leading nird British puMicatbns to entvr their employ but refused- them all because he wns a French- Canadian he did not like to leave Montreal. He was fifty-eight years of age and leaves large family. a widow and a MEN AND COMPANIES AG St. John, N. B., Sept. is an. nounced today that the C.P.R. ma- rine department and the Donaldson steamship line have entered into a five year agreement with the St. John's longshoremen's Association by which the association will load and unload their steamers here at ao hour in winter and in aainaw. The agreement just made is aaid to represent about two-thirds of the win tit's work. ;