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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge Daily Herald VCR LETHBRIDGE, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, ISM. NO. 237. I IS LOW IN SOCIAL A Lady Who Was Presented To Earl Grey In Tor- onto ODDFELLOWS AT SEATTLE Seattle, ,Sept. Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of the United States, and Canada opened today with members from every state in the trnion present. A great parade will be held on. Wednesday when men in. regalia led by the Patriarchs' Militant will -march through the city. TOOK LIFE OF NEWBORN CHILD Toronto, Out., Sept. i ara wagging and Toronto society shocked today as a result of a letter said to have been sent out this week. to members of the Ontario Jockey j Club, intimating that all ladies Niagara Falls Woman Is Now Under Arrest BIG MASS OF MEN FIGHT IN A STRUGGLE FOR LAND _______________f_____ T_____________________...___ ______ Hunger For Southern Alberta Land Is Not Yet Appeased Scene At Land Office Toronto, Out., Sept- Mrs. 31'atide Turner, aged 35, 'handsome woman. from. Niagara Falls, was ar- ..._ i rested tonight bv Toronto detectives, attend the autumn as guests XV charged with the murder of the five must be of unquestionable personal standing. Intimation is said to have been due'to an incident at the spring meeting, which was attended by His Excellency Earl Grey. It is said'that the lady, who was non persona grata something less -than e of Mrs. charged days' old. infant daughter 'Annie Anthers, of Toronto. The ba- by was born in the'Burnsicle1 Mater- jnity Hospital. For aconsideration of S100 the baby was given Mrs. Turner adopt on September Olth, the day was presented to His Excellency, who of course was utterly ignorant of facts. To make a repetition of the incident impossible, members it is said, were by communication, from 'tine Jockey Club :Executive. of birth. On September 17 the-body of the infiant was found at Niagara Falls with the name "Anthers" on the child's back. It is a custom, of doctors in Maternity Hospital to i identify new born' children in this i way. The baby was five days CONGREGATIONAL MINISTER DEAD Ottawa, Sept. death oc- curred here last night of Rev. Win. MclzLtosh, pastor of the First Con- gregational church at the age of 6S. Heart trouble was the cause. and -had 'been strangled -to death. 'The hunger for land, especially Southern Alberta land, is felt far ano wide. At the Dominion Lands o'Hice" this morning were over three hun- dred men and women from almost every possible quarter, in -a struggling throng in an eager effort to get in- side on some of the land open- ed for entry this 'morning for the first time. There was lots of land as eight townships recently surveyed were thrown open for entry. Several sec- tions, of course, had already been taken, by .squatters, who have first cluim on it now that it is surveyed. Then, some- Hudson's Bay land, School sections, and .railway land has to be allowed.' But with all th--re was enough for about four hundred entries of a The land half section each. includes Townships 8, ranges 8 and 9, and townships 6 and :7 in ranges 7, ,8 and 9. It is situated north of Bad Water lake and south of Seven Persons, Whitla and Winni- fred being from twelve to thirty miles from -the railway. The prospect of BROTHERS DROWN LNTORON WANT TO STOP WORK OF TIMBER FIRE FIEND i Toronto, Sept. was to have been' tbe last the season! (Special to the Herald.) timber commission To add to the crowd ot the land- hungry, came scores of halfbreeds who were money-hungry. Land deal- ers had brought them from Edmon- ton., Maple Creek and other parts with their scrip which they were to locate in these townships and sell to the land men who brought them here. There were probably sixty ur seventy up. Land Agent Stafford and his assist- ants built up a cliutc -tbe sfreei i to the door and across the front was j a large wooden gate against which, when the office was opened there were over three hundred packed as tight as sardines.. held here yester-i Fire Warden Mucphy stated that i Finally aR was ready. The gate was the Lethbridge-Weyburn line going j door that they' had to be carried up through the centre of the tract made it more desirable. stairs.' Both, however, quickly recov- ered. The load, is-not of the most desir- Several small detachments were able, especially the southern town-1 run in when the crushing and crowd- ships which are stoney and rolling. The north townships are much bet- ter and contain a lot of first class land. This is the land the land hungry were after. For days they had been flocking to the city.' Many had the idea" that to be on the ground early insured being the nrs'ljto get a chance to file. Several therefore started to as ,Camp on the Scene early as Wednesday night. On Thursday the increased. On Friday there were' a, good many camped at the land office steps. Sat- urday brought, many more and the ckse of the office -at Saturday noon started the real struggle for position. Several parties" had "their assistants there organized so hold their positions. Every train Saturday night and Sunday night brought its crowd. The train no sooner entered ing became so bad that it was thought best to relieve it by letting a big lot in at a time. This, was the undoing of the chute which was badly wreck- ed. After that the police were sent for not that there was ony riot but the crowd was such one would likely be hurt unless something was done to loosen up the jam.' Some McQuai Some Disappointed were badly disappointed. J. after camping at 'the office NEW C. P. R. LINE Toronto, Sept. prominent C. P. E. they may very scon construction of a new line from Toronto eastward through lake front towns; over a route sur- veyed two years ago. This route will- touch large lake towns, including Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmahville, Port Hope, Cobourg and Bolleville. RAILS LAI I BEFORE THE WINTER Tracklaying Started On the Line To Car- mangay The track laying on the new line of the C. P. R. from Monarch to Car- rnangtiy will commence this week. It for four days, lost his place and gave" expected that .thiH-linc wm the station than the across to the office. crowds rushed" up and that was the experience of others. Both the fortunate and un- fo-rtunate freely expressed the opin- ion that, to decide, the positions by lot would be much more satisfactory than the present system where brute strength is the main determining .forced The first piece, of land taken was that by Mr. Meistex who took a home- i stead and pre-emption on the west half of 31, Tp. 8, R. 9, twelve miles south of'WMtla. Tinker Commission Gathers Important Evidence At 'Sitting At Moth Advice i tion and t j wasteful methods of -cut- Fernie, Sept. session of the ting timber. T _ J rlTP Vv SLTC. for Joseph, a fireman, and Charles j day was full of interest and drew Gilding, of 67 Creil Street, ended in j many people, not directly interested a, tragedy that made the cruise their j jn the lumber business to the city last. The brothers were drowned in hall to hear -what was to 'be said upon the Bay, a short distance from, the this important subject, Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Joseph; Readers of the Herald will bear in giving his life in an attempt to save j that of his. younger brother. Their bo-dies are "now lying, caught in. the weeds, a search of all afternoon and evening "by several parties in boats supplied with grappling irons failing to result in the recovery of the bo- dies. mind that the greatest harvest an- nually reaped in. British Columbia is not wheat which can be tied up in bundles and .threshed, but the.pro- his as warden extended from 'H-osmer.to Jaffray, a-distance of forty- seven miles; He also-.stated, that in his opinion many of the fires started in..the vicinity of the railway tracks were the result of the non- use of the fire screens provided for the ar- rest of sparks from locomotives. Mr. Mitt's Paper The following paper .was read, by drawn back and the assault was made on the chute. Paul H. A. Mei- ster, a German from Columbus, Ohio, who had camped several days on the job squeezed his way in. first amid CARDSTONMAN DEAD HERE Yesterday tho death took place here of the forests which accounts for the interest taken in the mission now touring the province in search of knowledge which will en- able the government 'in formulating _ regulations which: it is hoped can be effected whereby the fire fiend can j be prevented from reaping the larg- er share as it has .been doing too fre- quently in the past. G. H. Stevenson, secretary of Fenre Board of Trade Chief Mc- of Holland P. Birkett, one of Card- Pougal of the Femie Fire Depart- ston's prominent and.popular citizens' ment, and D- V. Mott of the Board of He had not been, ill very long and Track; A. F. Krapfel. manager of was only thirty-tiiree years of age. the Wood McNab Lumber Co.; D. Hv 2tfr. Birkett was a brother-in-law of Telfo-rd, of the Ross Saskatoon Lunv F. D. Shaw, collector of customs at j ber Go.; A. Mc.Dcugal, of the Ferine Lethbridge. having-married Mrs. Har-j Lumber Co.; F. Dubois of the'-Elk per, a sister of Mr. Shaw's. He was J Company and Fire Warden Mur- an electrician. j phy. were all sworn and examined The funeral takes place tomorrow i regarding conditions in this district be conducted with and their opinions as to remedies llasonic honors and will be .under the j and improvements which, in their direction of T. S. Fetterly. under- j opinions, would be best to in taker. the proposed new con- templated by the government. Fire Greatest Menace They were a unit as to the dam- ages from fire being the greatest menace to the forest wealth of" the country and at least at this meeting a fairly -unanimous sentiment was manifested by both mill men andj Among the visitors to the city on others> not directly interested in the Saturday was George H. Greig of llHnber or timber business, that the v- Mott and questions were Reid and him I beg leave all tlie commissioners: to make the follow- plete to Ca'ttiangay before the snow flies. The Ballasting on Macleod is now complete and the completion of the bridge at the Old Man River will be ready for oper- ation. The bridge will probably be i. five or six weeks' DR. COOK BACK IN U.S. Tne Arctic Explorer Reaches N. Y. Harbour To- night New York, Sept. the two claimants of premier North Pole honors, will be at the gateway of his home -port this evening. 'The ScandinaVian-American Os-- car II., with Dr. Cook aboard is now approaching JJew'York at half speed and the of the" Brooklyn explorer are putting the ishing touches, to "the-big tion. which thep intend to show to- the cut-oft', to I morrow their faith -in is assertion The lane to the Diamond City mines will be ready at the -end of this week I it is expected. THIRTY FIVE TO ACRE; TABER WHEAT YIELD that he-was the first "man to reach the "top of the earth." "On. account of'the large number3-of persons who'will participate inrihe first greeting totXDr. Coot on this of the Atlantic, it" would _haye impossible to carry out' any original programme had he 'landed today. Nearly tickets '.have heeh gold for the steamer Grand f which" the- committee- from 'the 'Arc- tic Club will go down, the bay 'tomor- row. Slightly in advance of the' steam- er will go a tug hearing- Mrs. Ooolt- (ContinueJ oh Back Page.) Town Is Thriving and the Farmers Happy and Prosperous IMMIGRATION the District (From the Herald's Travelling "N. Cor- The railway men are b'usy and Ta- ber yard is always a busy place for Taber, Sept. is tnrifty now and why not with its two eleva- tors and a grain loading platform, where the farmers the .tributary district can. market their- crops. The smoke of mines can also be seen and the applause of a hundred or'more that means a good sized pay roll, spectators perched at all possible This will mean happy "merchants and points of vantage. Only a-few were let in and the- way was closed' by- Chief Clerk J. A. fat bank accounts. All the mines are busy a-nd there are plenty of orders. They can hard- of assistants. The jlv fil1 orders as fast as they comp. Lucky Ones Get Their Tickets as they went in the door, went Bullock, of the Domestic ne has abead ing statement regarding the most im- j'stairs and registered their names and jtbat wil1 for months. -In Taber 'there are now about .eight, .hundred portant subject, the investigation of j after the 'first few filed out which the government has delegat- down through the basement ed to you, of the forest resources of this and to find, if possi- ble, the b est methods by which to conserve such a great source of (Continued on Page Five.) again to the room to tons shipped each day. every train. stops here. Taber has train service. The Taber post'office is one of tine best managed in the whole Leth- land district. The writer has never heard a. kick here. There is a heavy mail- There, are at least te Mair, immigration agent at to the city Friday night and Malr says that for of the fiscal Aug.31, the Saturday. Mr. montba year from immigration south line was fifty per cent, than for tbe same, period of last year sacks o? mail -any-day and one night J The immigration last September there were twenty-three sacks of mail put off. Postmaster Munroe and his assistant arc very obliging and pains- taking. This mail is all for Taber for, there are no rural offices yet fed from here. Settlers for many miles around come here for their mail, even away to the north. across -the Belly River. The to the was as great as -outside -where they, had stretch themselves and regain their wiu, amount to a thousand tons was during the whole previous Septem ber. There is a fine class of settlers coming in. Many are going in east of Couttg along the boundary as far east an Range 11. Next year there will important agricultural in this section of the country. BETTER STOCK BEING RAISED CASE OF SUICIDE normal shape and size. The hunger for land like' the hun- j ger for bread seems to be no respecter of persons. In the crowd were three ladies. Two of these managed to get in fairly early, but it was not with the assistance of several big male brutes, one of whom was seen j deliberately to take hold of the arm! j of one- of the women and try to pull j ;her to one side to let a man in ahead of her. There were other 'more chiv- alrous near by and he was foiled. But even as it was both ladies wire so worn out when they got to the ter. In thirty days the daily shipments jnew Belly River Bridge will soon be orj finished and no doubt the mail routes! over. The mines are happy with Lost Lake and Sweet Valley will1 prospects of plenty of work this win- j roa.de tributary 'to their aatural outlet at Taber. Postmaster is -erecting- a new brick bu Iding on IvHtchell St. It will >e 24x40 feet and two-storey. The whole ground floor will be Used for the post office and the upstairs will bo rented for offices. Seven Threshing Outfits Latest Development In Death Of An- drews NO TROLLIES IN OMAHA Omaha, Neb., Sept. street0 car system of Omaha and Council Bluffs was put out of commission to- At least seven threshing machines day by the Qf nearly five him. are operating in the vicinity of Taber tfred motormeil conductors. jThey have bocn busy for about three car ltoc to tho dty wag out df 'weeks and some claim they have two j busLnesg at 7 o-clock tonight. The I Winnipeg, the Western representative burning of the slash resulting from- t'he cutting: saw timber, should of the Dominion Live Stock Commis- sion. He was-out fair a cardinal principie admitting of.-no on Friday and on Saturday measurss should be the foun- the Experimental Farm, j which any new regula- ...In conversation with the should be enacted into: law. Mr. Greig as Western rep-1 The testimony of both McDougal resentative it >as part of his work j and DuBois was strongly in favor of live stock matters. They send out 'bulletins on various matters, help the provincial governments get" judges for fairs, conduct dairy tests for fanners, j and generally do all they can to help the live stock interests. The has shown marked improvement during' th-e last two or three years. Better stock is being raised and the standard is getting very rapidly. This can- be of slashj stating that- aprotective measure- their corn- panies burning the brush after seen most particularly at the big win- ter stock fairs. People generally are taking a very intelligent iritcrest in live stock. Although the Kig ranch- ers -are rapidly go-ing out o'. business, there will in few years be more cat- tle ''and., .horses than ever raised when every farmer will raise a few for sale. each spriDg> Mr McDougai stated .that he had been pursuing this plan for the last three years, piling the brush as the logs were cut and burning the pik-s before the snow was gone in .the :V startling development has come to light in the matter of the death of Fred Andrews, killed at Monarch last Tuesday. On looking through the effects of the man the other day a letter" was discovered addressed to his mother in the Old Country, the contents of which lend a new aspect to the case. The letter was written in Toronto on August 18th .of this year, in which it appears he was then work- ing1-at a -hotel in Toronto. An addi- tion had ibeen made later stating that he had secured aposition on the con- struction gang here. He mentioned that he was 'up against it', his mon- ey had been stolen on the way out and -he was determined to put an end to his life.. He had purchased a re- The Condition Of Minnesota's Governor-Message To Taft The New York Police Heard His Cries and Saved Him New .York, Sept. of a trio of -burglars, who aroused the house- or three weeks more threshin.ii to do. j The majority of tho wheat is thresh j-ing out thirty-five bushels and up- wards. The oats are yielding from sixty and seventy bushels upwards. The fall wheat already sown is do- ing nicely and today's rain will help it. Th-e construction of the bridge ac- ross the Boily Itiver north of Taber is rushed to completion so .as to enable the farmers OR the north side to market this year's crop at Taber. resulted from the failure of employees of the street car companys to reach an agreement with regard to wages, conditions and hours. Presi-' dent. Taft-will.'arrive in the cityMon- day afternoon and oxtraordmary ef- forts will ,be put forth to prevent any occurrence that might mar his visit by the arrangement -committee. :j Big .Increase in Crop T-ast year there was only one eleva- ihold of Captain Chas. Kohler, super- imtendent of the Staten Island and I Perthamb'oy Ferry at Richmond Ter-jtor-in Taber and platform. race, Mariner's J-Tarborr Staten. Je- The total grain, marketed here last jland, early yesterday Became tightly {year was about bushels. Tha in a Chimney through marketed this year since Sept. Rochester, Minn., Sept. he SpUght to'gain entrance that fire- 3st is already half of what it was LUMBER BURNED. AT MIDLAND, ONT, is a-slight change for the better in men and policemen were summoned j last year for the whole the governor's condition. His tem- Midland, Sept. destroyed feet of lumber in Chew Bros. lumber yards here, damaged peraturo is 99.2, piration 30. to pulse 108 and res-mcn nad him. After the two other {October 35th there will be as much led under fire, Captain Koh- i grain marketed here as was marketed season. By) itimatcd at partly j ler heard a mufilod noise in tho chim-iall last season from this district. Sept. President ntiy, saying, "Get me out of is estimated by a Taber grain Taft came to the Twin Cities of tho police arrived, they dragg- 1 dealer that about bushels of nesota, and with" the shadow of death ed tho sooty individual half dead j wheat -have been handled at Taber al- over the governor, received a with fright and suffering down in the ready this year, and threshing onlyb'e- cordial but not a demonstrative wcl-iroom. He had descended three three weeks ago, and the grain come. President Taft was -deeply af-jics inside the flue. Despite his pre-'reaill.V only began to come in since Hundreds of citizens aided the fire- men and succeeded in saving the pany's mill, but in addition lumber, the traimvays and in the yard was destroyed. The lum- ber covered an area of fifteen amd was owned bv several firms. .yo-lver and spring. All the mill men their willingness to accept a risiv in royalties whenever the conditions of the lumber industry and the market permit, but were opposed to ammunition but had not y out his intention. This added to the fact discovered later that the tic which was supposed to have struck him must have been fixed about fifteen: feet from him at thn shape of ground rents and were WQuM warrant the supposition sirous of a- reduction, along that line, j that it was a case Of suicide and not, claiming that "high ground jaccidcntal doath ,as was thought last rents was a stimulus to overproduc- fected soon after his arrival to re-jdicarnent and his declaration that the ceive a message of personal greeting other two forced him into the ehrm- j Place the total amount of grain 'to from Governor Johnson. The com- ncy. he was held on a of burg- ,De handled here this year at 200.0Q.O pliruent was so unexpected under the lary. He said he was an iron work- bushels. And nsxt year's crop acrn- rough estimate would AIRSHIP PASSENGER SERVICED circumstances and coming by dicta-, cr, eighteen years cM. ition from the lips of who will bo doubled at least. The'Mayor's Estimate Berlin, Sept. present tations are fulfilled, Germany have dirigible balloons and aeroplane es carrying passengers between Bet-'..... i Iin and principal cities of the e reported at the timo as having a small village seven-! Mayor Douglas estimates the grain! Pire frailest chance for life, it called out' tocn miles from immediate response from Taft. filler ably be chosen with o-xpr-ftssions of. sympathetic con-j the now Provincial cern and fervent hope for. o speedy re-jtario. The government has bought kcted at Toronto, will Tabcr District- at over the location but H is hard to form a car- prison for estimate of the graiin to bemar- 1910. The Air is to tion Company which this service is being actively sxroport.: od and no less than twenty financial When the bridge is institutions and men of wealth have co very. j four hundred acres there. completed across the Belly 'River it -subscribed to the company s stock ;