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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TSe Uthbridge Daily Herald i VOL. I. LETMBRIDOE, ALBERTA, SEPTEMBER 23, IfM. NO. 240. SHORTAGE OF CARS AT THIS FOOT C P. R. Cannot Nearly Meet the Local Re- quirements Lethbridge seems to be suffering severely horn the car Bhortafe other placet although the ele- vators are not yet lull, so as to cauae a blockade. The local author- ities admit that there a shortage of car8 especially of stock cars bu aay that it is not nearly as bad as it baa been other years. The large of cara that go into Montana over the A. R. and I. lines wher returning empty are given to the A B. and I. An A. B. and I. pfficial says tha they are very short of cars and coulc use twice as many as they are getting. They blame it on the fact that the C. P. R. are movi'ng the .Manitoba crop out and letting A] bctia do without earn. The Columbia Elevator Co. say that they can get. scarcely any car and will be blocked up in a shor time it cara are not available. The Ellison Milling. Co. are .find- ing it almost impossible to get cars to ship flour; from their mills at Ma- frath, Raymond and Lethbridge. They have many "orders ahead but are unable., to ship because of the lack The Taylor Milling Co. say that they are unable to ship any grain or flour lor the lack of cars, about one a week being their allowance so far. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS The criminal libel charge against Premier Scott of Saskatchewan will ome up for trial on Friday at gina. The Anglkau Synod of Canada op- ened at Ottawa today. Local option will be submitted to the ratepayers of Owen Sound, Ont., again, January. ev; A. C. llccves, of Canipbeliford Ont., has been called to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Moose Jaw. John McQuarrie, real estate agent, ormerly of Walkerton, Out., was drowned at Vancouver, B. C. The Chicago Tribune says that the Cereal Company, with Headquarters in Chicago and factories in Buffalo, Niagara and Quincy, Ills., has been placed in the hands of the receivers. O. T. Buckendall, of Saratoga, X. Y., was elected deputy grand sire of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd- fellows. The next meeting will be held at Seattle. S. A. VETERANS TO BE WELL TREATED BROKE WTO ILL AT PINCHER Can Secure a Home- stead As Well As a Military Grant AtteBpt Made By Anton ToOpeaSafe Ottawa, Ont., Sept. commit- tee of the South African veterans association of Ottawa waited upon Deputy minister Cory of the Inter- ior department with the object of se- curing an interpretation of certain clauses of the volunteers act regard- ing which some uncertainty existed among the local volunteers. It was ascertained that the military grant of 320 acres of land under the vol- untvers bounty act did not necessar- ily preclude a veteran from securing a homestead and pre-emption in ad dition provided he proved six months residence each year for three years upon, each, half, section'.of 320 acres To perform this the veteran wouk be required to live half a year on one portion and the other half on the other. RETURNING OFFICERS The returning oftct-rs for the nous for the-Alberta cuiialituencies lave been appointed as follows: .'BayMe, Calgary. G. Ibbutson, Ed- monton, .W. Krost. Cla'-es- holm. Medicine Fml. do. Foster, Medicine Hat. Red A, Campbell, Pono- ka. John Montgom- ery, Wetaskiwin. Vegrc-ville. HAZELETOW INDICTED Toronto, Ont., Spt- K. Hazkton, a druggist on Yonge St., was indicted grand jury at the sessions thU afternoon on charges of using instruments impro- perly and giving noxious drugs. MR. SIFTON IS THE MAN FOR BRANDON Great Demonstration On Occasion Of His Nomination NO TRUTH IN REPORT Ottawa, Ont., Sept. M. K. liernier of the Kailwuy Commis- sion says there is no truth iu the report that he intends to retire from :l.e Commission to become an iode- pendont Liberal candidate in his old c-n-tuuency of Hyacinthe. CLARESBOLM IS SHORT OF CARS Nearly Oie tadreil Are Re- the Brondon, Man., Sept. has been the scene of many a per- MONEY FOR MISSIONS Ottawa, Sept. general mission board of the Anglican church met here last night. The general treasurer reported the receipt of Grants for 1909 to provinces were not'struck as the Tan-Anglican congress distri- JLuUou lakes place in aad will affect relative conditions. The calls upoii dioceses for 1909 were made including Saskatchewan, Calgary Mackenzie river Qu'Appelle Y R. L BORDEN TALKS AT LONDON soual triumph lor Hon. Clifford Sif- New Westminster Eu- ton during his twenty years of pub-1 part's Land Kootenay lie life, but never, not even on that Columbia Caledonia THAW LAWYER DEAD Kew York, Bept. Russell Peabody, one of the attorneys who had a leading "part in the defence of Harry. K< Thaw for the murder of White, died auoVUinly. Babylon. Long 1 aland tod ay (Special to the Herald.) Piucher Creek, Sept. Mr. T. C. Pickard, manager of the Pin- cher Creek Mill and Elevator .Co., op- ened up the mill office this morning he found that an attempt had been made to break open the safe during the night. The work, it was quite evident, was not that of on expert cracksman. It was in. fact a very crude sort of ah effort. A hole -had been drilled down through the top of .the safe, apparently with, a breast drill. Then 'a quantity of smokeless powder was put down in the safe and a fuse ignited. _ The explosion was strong' enough to" damage the "safe to any extent and "the burglar failed in. his 'effort' to getntrr He" in- convenienced the" corripanyihoweyer.by carrying away of Harty, era! asaoeiatkm that ha. will not again be a- candidate for the Commons. RACE FOR THE PENNANTS New York etill leads Chicago in the National League, though Chicago won both games from Ntfw York yes- terday. In the- American league yesterday Cleveland won and Detroit lost, re- sulting in Cleveland increasing its lead. 'ed or in any way damaged. thought that a fargc sum of money would bo on hand at the" mill to make payment for the wheat which is being received in quantities now-a-days, but he would have been sadly disappointed had he succeeded in breaking in, for the amount in the safe was less than Entrance to the "mill, was ob- tained through a window. The Mount ager- has been unable "to ;get at .the; Police are wcrkingron the case but agerhas been unable to get at the; there is as yet no clue to the ascertain if-i per- EX-JUDQE A CANDIDATE Montreal, Q.. Sept. Doherty was nominated by the Con- Mrvativea in the St. Annes division of Montreal this evening. Mr. Adand Is King's Successor Ottawa, Sept. C. McKenrie King's sucesapr as deputy minister of labor-will be F. A. Acland, the prtaent secretary of the department Hia appointment as deputy minis- ter will probably be put through at the next .meeting of the cabinet; Mr. Acland is well known in Lethbridge' having been lor a time western correspondent of the Toronto Globe. MR DOUGLAS TELLS ABOUT THE SALE Answers Charge About Sale Of Site For the Jail At Lethbridge Calgary, Sept. the head house on it, which the government ing "Another effort at scandal.goes wanted. The A. R. I. Co. has Albertan says: .On Saturday the-Eye Opener pub- lished what it .described a3-a scandal in. connection with the purchase by the provincial government of land near Lethbridge for the provincial jail. It said' that Howard Douglas, superintendent of Parks, purchased-a quarter of a section of land In Jardine Faction Was Victorious New Westminster. B. C., The Jardine faction of the. divided local Liberal party -won a signal vic- tory -at a meeting held last night for the purpose of electing delegates to the nominating convention next week, only two Kennedy men being elected out of a total of forty-eight, delegates. Aa this city furnishes nearly fifty per cent, of the delegates to the convention the nomination, oi Robert Jardine, as the Liberal candidate is conceded on all gidea. Jardine had been nomin- ated in November of last year, but rtnifned a few weeks ago because of the opposition of the Kennedy men. bridge for and insido "of weeks sold the same to the'-.govern- ment for It refers to this as the" "juicy Howard Douglas and intimates that a portion of the profits in this case went for election in the Lethbridge election. Hr. Douglas was in, the city yester- day, leaving last night JTpr Montana. He gave the details of the transac- tion and properly and promptly nail- Entries Under the New Act OlUwa, Ont., Sept. Under the -Dominion lands act from Sep- tember lit to September 16th inclu- the following number of quarter wtre entered for: 4.589. and out falsehood. Mr. Douglas stated to the Albertan that he had been informed that the Eye Opener would make a correction in the next issue and that the editor had admitted that he had been mis- informed. Mr. Douglas said that he and Mr. Carey in June, 1906. hart bought a quarter section and an additional 80 acres, paying for the proper- ty. They got it afirr the forclosurc of a by the Union Bank. They paid and tbe rest was on a .mortgage. In July 1907 the provincial gov- ernment Txnight the 8O acres and paid for it. Mr. Carey wanted the money and agreed to give Mr. Douglas the rest of tho property, that is the 160 acres in return for the government cheque for Mr. Douglas assuming the mortgage. This seemed good to Mr. land further out, which was not fenced, with no buildings on it; which was in no way improved, they are holding now at an acre. The transaction was in ev- ery way above board and honest." It will be seen that everything was done in the most businesslike man- ner. There-cannot be the slightest suspicion of wrongdoing or graft. Any person, who knows Mr. Douglas is cor tain -that ho would not be a party to anything 6f that kind. The provincial government has been quite free from o.ny charges of irregularities and the 'first accusation of graft will come to a sudden and speedy finish. The Albertan refers to the Eye Opener's abuse of W. C. Simmons, after quoting some of the abusive language used by that paper, the Al- bertan says: What do the people of Medicine Hat riding think of a campaign such as this? Mr. Simmons was the selection of the Medicine Hat Liberals, who represent probably half of the voters that riding at least. What do the people of Lethbridge think of this? Mr. Simmons was elected by bridge people to represent "them in the provincial legislature. Is this kind of a campaign endorsed by Mr. Magrath, the Conservative candidate? An attack such as that, requires no answer. It is its own best answer. (Spectirto the Herald.) Clareshblm, elevator men and grain shippers at a loss, to understand how Manag- er Strong of the Pacific Elevator Company should "-make the statement he did hi the Calgary News on the 19th irust. claiming; that the South country elevators' in particular, being well supplied" with cars by the C.P.R., while are oa far as this point is Concerned, and we believe that we are.'no worse off than others, that we Claresholm today are no less thTai 85 cars short for grain. As that nuihiber is already up- on, the order book" the good service Mr. Strong praises the C.P.H. for, onsists so far'ks- Claresholm is concerned, three -cars per day since shipping began one? month ago. It would take no Jess than twelve months- at this 'rate to move our present grain crop.v'Unless we can an average ._of ten cars day there: "is serious" trduble" aheiar and great loss to our fanning commun- ity. Mr. Strong's own elevator has been practically out of commission for want of cars for some days past and is today completely blocked as are each of the three elevators in town. The Claresholm Grain and El- evator Co. require 50 cars today, 25 for Claresholm and 25 for Granum, both elevators are out of. business, at present. We are informed by a per- son we believe is in a position to know that the C.P.R. Co. has no shortage of cars. That there are to- day and have been for many days sufficient empty cars at Calgary al- one to relieve the pressure at this point. The difficulty appears tobe that tlwy had neither men or engine to move them. The question ol i.'ar shortage is becoming- very: acute, vbe statements of Mr. and the C. P.R. management notwithstanding. memorable occasion