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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 21, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TEJJ PAGES Lethbrid^e, Alberta. Monday, April 21, 1913 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 110 1 ( Had Workecl Pass Towns for Hundreds in Stock Subscrip-' tions for Trust Company Coleman, AjJri) 20. - A bunch ol company promoters, who worked Coleman and other tdwns of the Pass, are in the toils of the Provincial Police at Fetnio, B. C, and will, in all probability, be Ijrought ,to Alberta when the British 'Columbia authorities get through with jtheni. Early in February E. Williams and 'James Davidson, claiming Vancouver, B. C, as their home, arrived in Coleman ostensibly to 'organize a Trust company. Shortly after the two men wcL'e joined by a third, Fred V. Peacock, of Vancouver, and the trio immediately got busy selling stock in the propo.sed Trust company. Davidson was the salesman, and the other two boosters for the project, which bore the high-sounding name of Anglo-Canadian Savings & Trust Company, Ltd. Olhce room was secured'from the Coleman Realty company, bankmg counter and fixtures installed and the grafters advertised they would open a branch at Coleman immediately, 'or as soon as a charter, applied for, could be secured. Being plausible talkeis- and of fairly good appearance the fellows made a rich clean-up.here and in adjacent towns. One of the baits used to dispose of stock in the concern was a guarantee to pay 20 pet cent, interest on all money invested in stock at the end of '12 months, and to buy back the stock from any dissatisfied HtoclHiolders at an increase of 50 per cent. They ^Iko advertised that they would pay i per, cent, mtsrest on checking accounts. Thi8, looked : pood to many people, Two Miners Were Crushed To Death Word comes from Pincher Creek today that an accident in the mine at Beaver Creek on Saturday afternoon resulted in the instantaneous death of two miners. Very few details of the accident can be learned other, than that the two men were working in the usual way when a fall of rock came unexpectedly, pinning them under and crushing and smothering them to death. The accident happened at two o'clock.' Inspector of Mines F. Aspinall has been notified and left this atte);rioDn to hold an inguest tomorrow. The mine is owned by the Western Coal and Coke Co. The miners were Allen McDonald and Patrick Ryan. . ' 'OSIILITIES ARE IMPRESSING Hi JOHN LAVEROCK OF GATESHEAD, ENGUAND, INVESTIGATES THE BUILDING PROSPECTS IN CITY John Laverick, of Gateshead, England, Is in the city, and is stopping with his brother, Matthew B. Laver-ick, of 117 Sixteenth street North. Mr. Laverlck is a building contractor, and is investigating conditions here with a view to locating permanently in the contracting business. He made an inspection of the brick yards and clay deposits, and says that the future awaiting Lethbrldge warrants (the �xpectei:ilon of these pToduots to the full. Conditions In the Old Country, h� says, cannot compare with the worst he has seen in Canada, and he thinks Southern Alberta Is ahiead of thera all. He has a number of acquaintances and business associates In England, who are only awaiting his report on Lethbrldge and vicinity before they come out, and he has forwarded his lm}3res.8lon8. of the poBslbllitlea in their respective lines of business, which, needless 'to state, were fJivor-able. SOCIAL yj. A. 18 WILL FIT II OUT IN C Special Meeting of -the Miners Called to Decide an Issue Now at Stake , '. With the-necessar)r; protests ill; the . ,, , , hands :6f-the secretari'''as; required especially as Peacock was knowa to' t^e constitution of the 'union, '*"'"^,''t,itfe5ixsideiits of ,c;ole.nan,^Lethbridge will be tlie. centre'of oie nnn� ^^"f Y^^ r^'''^' ^"""^ ] ot ihc hottcst conveJitionS in thehis- S'1,000 worth...of, .stock was sposed ' tory of,organizedJfie, west. BelloVue and other toWns. in tlie j of A. will call'a->sp(?c{al conven-ls �o >secure ."as i tion ,hci;e,.wljen ^^ei;|^6le.-8lltiatiq5i in- itvat'of^anizaiipn> cpn^fequenf on Pass. Th> schemev'was lib >secure-"as much ready cash Jas �possible oi^. each sale, the balance in notes at three, six and twelve months. For instance, on a sale of $500 worth of stock $150 would he demanded in cash, balance notes. On 'j-ales of-.^.OO to $100 the deal'woul/be,all Cash. . After fittihg up quarters in the (/olcnian Realty . company's office the outfit leased the Eagle building, formerly conducted as 'a drug store, without the formality of paying any rent in advance, and the building has since been held for them, with the re.sult that the Eagles arc not only out two months' rent, but have lost, an opportunity to lease the building as a drug store.. No money was paid .out; 5or repairs to the office, i painting, carpenter Vice-President J. O.. Jones accoptin| the nomination of the 'I/iberal party in the election just over, will; , be threshed out. This information'', wa,s . 1. MITCHELL . IS 41 VOTES SHORT IF DISPUTED BALLOTS DO NOT 0VEf?C0ME THIS LEAD HE. IS DEFEATED Spring Wheat is Abo>^^ Grouiid *- Spring wheat above the ground 'oh April'21 is nearly a rccprd for Southern Alberta. However, the Experimental Farm boasts Uva^ record today. Wheat, sown on April 4, has made its appearance, and 'Mr. Fairfield is therefore very optimistic for the coming season,, which has every appearance of being normal in every way. . Seeding all over Southern Alberta is progiressing very iavor-ably. Thousands of acres which were prepared last fall are al- �ready seeded- Althougli it is not generally thought that the acreage under c^op in Southern Al- , berta 'this year will bo larger than last, the conditions, under which the seed is being put in the ground are hettpr, and the  result should he correspondingly better. South of the city : the outlook Is bright. Pped Kai^ren, the Ma-grath Implement meh, la in the city today. The-.^Winter wheat, he claims, was lievet in finer condition all through! the Magrath. Cardston, Spring Coulee and 'Kimball districts. He hopes for a good crop this year, predicting as, a, result that the farmers would then use tlie money, not to 'buyifmore land, but to take up mixed farming. -* Medicine Hat, Aprils 21.-'With: fn,ll, .returna in, Hon. C'R. Mitchell 16 'dsi" feated by 41 votesi There is, however^ still a chance of his elec'lohi The count: of disputed ballots starlet! 10^ day, and up to noon he had gained two votes. The failure of the, couii-|try vote to overcome the city YOta^ls given out by a'leading local oflTiciai I deeply regretted, as it was neglecte^,.  'the- minister over-rating 'the -city vote. If the "country vote hfli.ieenj polled, he would have, had a cbrb.tort-^ ablei niajoi-lty. Theire 'were ho'-rigs' this morning. According to. the constitution.' of the union, any five locals can demand that a special convention be heMi These protests haver'alroady been re^ I sent out Intoi the country, an^ the ceived by Secretarj- Carter,' coming. farmeit& being busy, many" of Ha'^Soi from Fernie.Gladstonei'Michel, Hos-, vote, iner and Tabcr. It: is ,'understo6d" also that Djamond' Cify,: IdCal, � Where Knight, Socialist, jjojled !a';'.';rflajprity on election^ day, is^ilso, entering , a protest. ' � The situation is a most -peculiar FOX SI SID FOR 1180 c. A. KlRKLING, FORMER LETH-BRIDQEMAN^ HAD GREAT LUCK OW HUNTING TRIP During.'ithejiast few years theblack' �fox-'haj ^jumped intp^jpromthenee -as, ione.; of'tSie "fijost' yiil^Ic^WTfiwSeins'! auimalS: ,in the world,, and C. A. KJrliL'ng," a former Lcthbridge citizen, .'has-the honor of capturing one o"t' the tbest of the winter's catch. AVordi was received in the city- today tha1?,Mr. Kirklmg, who,has spent the ��winter ttappiug .in ;thc far' , north, dounted-among ,his iVinter's catch, a hlack fox sjfin which sold for $1800. Jt' was counted one of the finest cap-^tured during the season. Mr. Kirk-ling formerly lived in this city, being employed as a member of the staft of the International Harvester GAS EXMON IN K 1 J OILEIIIES WEDNESDAY IS PATRON SAINT DAY FOR ENGLISHMEN-WEAR, THE ROSE �Wednesday is St. George's Day- the day all Englishmen honor, and in honor of the merrie knight who vanquished ;the dragon, the true sen of England will wear a rose. The local societies, the S. O. E. and the Daughters and Maids of England will unite in a celebration which v/ill take the form of a social evening in the Sons of England hall. Cards, vocal and Instrumental music wilj be on the programme, and it will conclude with a dance. All the members of the two societies and visiting members are cordially invited. Therei is np charge, and the officers .hope every one will catch' the spirit of the day and attend. Gas Apparently Confined to Limited Pocket Ignited When Men Entered for Work at 8.30 a.m.-Ed. Radford Instantly Killed-Four Others Severely Burned DEAD Edward Radford INJURED Aymond Tam'ai John Flasko Mike Miller ' George' Montenka The worst accident that has ever happened in the mines north of the river here, took place at 8.30 this morning at the Chinook coHieries, when one man was instaritly killed and five badly burned, in an e.'jploslon of gas. Four of the injured men are in the .Diamond City Hospital, 'while one whose name the Herald could not obtain, was not badly injured, and EDMONTON Fll GO? CONMCT ' FOR IJ. COMPANY BU LeeS and Bigler of Edmonton Under Contract to Complete � Work/by November Grouiid. was broken this morning for th^ big. four-storey . warehouse being built here this year by the Inter-natidnal Harvester Go; The tenders structioa. for, the company, and the contract , awarded. Tho' ;^cces8ful bidder^ were liees and Bigler, of Edmonton.-. 'Several local contracting firms iendej;ed, The.,contract is .one of the largest ever taKSBii.-ln the city; the cost of the building, being estimated, at $125,000. The contracting'company have orders to complete the warehouse by November Ist/vand in order to fulfil their contract,; began work on the excavation this morning. EVERyiHING iS BDY FOR IE B Nearly every farmer who has,,-evi-, denced his intention of attending the one; and the,' cbhYehtto'n'::.w,iilv oentW work, etd. In fact,' the" aim of the;around Vice-President'Jones, who, it .promoters was to secure all the cash js claimed, brokei faith, Tvith.the.vv,^^ possible and to pay out � "othing. I jons . in acoopi;in�  thejiv^ wnvminir Convention, mil'he Ilowever, they spent considerable Here. But chief among thV iriat^ters to , mixed FaiminB ^.^"'"'"V ' r some timo'-in the local bar-rooms and were bC' discgssed-- wm-b�';,ii#]lie!*.fe?Ai(>5i'Ret, -.accompanied., .by ,,his, wiie oi !.ym frequent visitorK- to- the "ted-light'* .the United Mine Workers ol^S^in^tica;,, member of his family. will endorse the .Socialist -platfoxirt in practice.' - At �tHqi,^n|M|r;t9;6�TO^ .Coleman, .April 21 .-rThe Jntwna-'�ftiohaTToal'TS^'t'61te;'�sp'�pim)^^^^ iust 'completed and put,iiv 5,8'|JcJrafcpn? "fcaii'cing out stat on"(^' the' dirty,.*^!^ of its description in tiiis field; ,TU| coal is tal;en directly from toe pickT ing tables to the north offtthe tippW-A tunnel was built m tha'giroUnd'at this point, the top ,.iiistrlovel'-wttlii the surface, and chutes constructoii-for loading tho coal from .the'Stoolt pile into a small mine oar which cori^ veys it to a bin, distant about. 20.0 yards, from which it, is'loaded,'/int^ the railway cars. The.miuo� cat 'is hoisted by an air hoist'located in Iho box-cap loading shed, and th6. cav dumps automatically oh the top of; the bin. � The bin has a. capacity .� oil 150 tons and the hoistiabout .^0 tons hour.; The engineering features di'strict, whore many bottles of wine \vere opened: ou the strength of iihe Kuokors they had caught. The. Mounted Police began to make quiet Investigations coiicorning the company, and the result was the immediate flight of the promoters to h. 0., where they worked a similar gamp in Cranbrook, -Fernie and Mit 'chel,, in, addition to other smaller towns. Thoy advertised, extensive'.y, and -had,: what purported to be, a charter ;to transact, business ' in Brit-' ish Columbia. . A week ago they-worked a^wldow in Michel out of several hundred dollars, securing a.check for the amount which they cashed , in Fernie and tion here last winter.'t^e .platfo'^m dl the Socialists was, atdopt6d;*-'',;an,d tljie Farm -women-will bc.^^ tracted by the discussions led by the . personnel-of the program, relative to members of - the uni6n;ad^visb4/;tit;ad-' the'qu was one of the leaders'of ^e ,^ove- :P?"*$�^''Si^f!^?^' ment; However, during] !;-the.r'oan:i- The'object'.of the conventionin paign he supported ,iJ;i,Oi':;jQhes,!i.and this behalf is to bring the fariqpr in now the Fernie Lfidger, ,the .pfBcial ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ,vith the consumer.' organ; of the union,i?Jntimiites'v,.vthat; ;i t:-u: j i,. i ii, Vymv PKsident Stubbs ehdeavdred t^ccen-: ^,1^ hoped^that:;:t]l^. woip^A^ sor the paper durih'g the' oarapaign.''� teihgjup.their butter, niil^,,a^ �What will como of }t � alll remains � try' jirobiems, as there. has been"pro-to'be seen, but the;conventioa^flhere; vided expert instruction on. these^-top-about-the first weekj of ;M8y.vWillrsptr ics,:'and several promi'nehjk^ farjtnfe^^^^ ....... tie whether the organization otSi-th^ wives are expected to talk on.:.'the made their get-a-wa-y, to Spokane,' strongest labor movement ' in ,the subjects mentioned. - - - r ?! ^{'''/illo^v 8�t west is to -ho disrupted 'by pplitics | u the aim ot the convention to w J  that the trio or not. Some ot the officials of the confine the lectures to fifteen minC;' wab arresjed m Spokane and held un- union residing in tho city freely prSr utes so that those in attendance will til a member of the.a. C. provincial diet that it will unless'the Socialist have plenty of opportunity 0! bring-' liohco went to Spokane .and brought movement is dropped and the mem- jng up any phase of the subJQCts in them back to I-ernie,. where thoy,bers allowed to bo what-they wish hand that vexes them are now awaiting trial. It is understood there; are some forty charftea against tlioni; and tho prospects ex- in politics. Others claim it. wqs the greatest advertisement'Sooialisnvey,.^ er hod in the west, and >Vlll tesuit 7 The official program follows ; 'WEDNESDAY MORNINO � -'11.00 a.m.-C(ill to order-O. T, Lathrop,' chairman Agricultural Section Lct-hbridKe Board of Trade, and a. practical mi.ved vfarmer. ; 11,05-Opening exercises-Singing, "God Save the King",':idd by, G. E: Fleming. . nVelco'me-His Worship: W. D. L. Hardie, Mayor. : ,','Greeting - E, Adams, President LethUrldge Exhibition Board; �: Response-E. Barker,, Cardston, �Eresideut Associate Boards of Trade Qf ^Southern Alberta; and Vice-Prcsi-; 'dent' Alb'orta Agricultural Exhibition Board. > '. , "- ,: ir.25 a.m.-Address, , "The Exhibi-ition, .and Its Value: to'the Mixed Farmer", J. W. JlcMicol; Lethbrldge, Exposition Manager.- . -11.40 a. ni.r-Address-"The Live Stock Industry the Mainstay of Mix-,ed ' Farming", Dr,> J: G)'.-Rutherford,, Calgary, Superintendent ot Animal :Husbandry Natural .Resources Department Canadian Pacific ; Railwayi J12-12.30-Discussion, Iti by Lincoln I'it.' Jelifl, Ralcy, practical mixed tarr nier.':, . .,,:,, It is desired by the management; ;12.30.!-Recess penitentiary lor each one' ot tho pro-� motors. . : ' � ; �' , A rfimor was current here ;to the effect- that'.Davidson, the salisaman, had served a term of two years ,in tlie.I^few -\Vestniinster penitentiary ' for*-similar iwork, and ,Williams and .Peacock made a blull : at dismissing Davidson. But the latter refused fb be diumissed:/.,threatening to "blow" the soherao unless,hq was taken hack and given a share of- the spoils. ,; �, ' WAS A BIO FUNERAL. at, John, -N.B., Aprn 21.--Twenty thousand peppl^ ]lnq& the streets, of-jho city yesterday afternoon: to wit- �n'OBis' the funarp.! ..prooeasion of ..Tohn, KeiT, K.C., and chief ot tho St. John 'tliie'dep^rtmeht,. 5 *;Tiio;i: funeral ,:;,wa� ft'oiiie'Pf' the: laree8^.�'S96?^ lA,;i thlb' ;olty .ta,.mny^y^^h i? likely to develop tl;�i;clipax^of.,' the not valid until signed by Secretary 8yd to 'the B'ar* mer'*," (George Green,;,phairman Grain and Milling Section Leihbridge Board ot, Trade, and, niaii.ager.' of - the- Ellison 1 Mills,'UjBthbriiJ^e.' � ^ ' .: and, unmarried; He had llved..'>here (for la loonslderable time, and .V'as ^ell known, haviing at one time/conducted a butcher shop; at Dlathond Glty. HOf mn -. . PRE-ELECTION isSUE OF DlS-^p.,' TRICT LEDGER CIRCOM: 'ftxJfl VENTED BY FRIENDS LABOR CANDIDATES FOUR COURTS OF iNCjUlRV.ARE COUNTING MANY.-DISPUTED , BALLOTS IN EDlVfONTON , Edmonton, Ap'ril 21i^To count the" protested ballots in :,the Edmonton; City provincial election,.';; tcur: couriB of inquiry are being held today, and other- courts will be held tomorrdwi' and ,ott Wednesdaj'v evening. .Although complete .''.freturns'": liave been received from tho 'majority ,of (he Alberta constituencies' tliere are gtlU a few polls to -h^av fi-om,. al-, though thew ! : oannott's/'mattTially; change the results as aanouhced Saturday, Ab tho retums now stand,the Liberals :� have,:; 39.: .;eealtB^:';'J''ipqludltfg; those iu the constituencies where el-ectlofta-,Jiaye been deferred, , The ConsQrvatlv�:'^�� s.^'�'� ^:,;^ Coleman, April 20. - A wire message from Pernic'couveys the iri;^^ formation that someone.;.withoufelli''ef^^,^ fear .of Socialism; ori^jthe!; laws'y and during ::|lie?;nifelittpva:^ no'''final .n'o'to J,(if'': wars^jng ;and.;advioe>.apiEtbi5h(iw^ thgy ' should, mark-their;.b'allotSi'isbiiiidled'tS'J the Socialists. $40,000 FIRE S . , John, Ai?^8T- JOHN N.B.,' ,AlW� .21,-Fire, which threatened the loii,Bi?iea3. aa^ilf^' dld'-damage ito- thejext^t' of ?40,0j)Q' business h'puses t\fKlit(-|j-tfn4VGh^^. lottisireefe yesterday,'^ F. W.;'3pa,ril9''' & 'Co.;' Ltd,,' Vfaa the Jchlef ^riffere; with aJjodf^aCooO ]e&4'-'td'']th'e' in'd� tf-^ltllngs,'coyeredf?l>/- " London, Aptif 21. '- A St. I^'t -. buj;g correspondent,.wires that^it id-supposed'there that the case i of tlie * > naturalized Canadians 'in.,Sitierila, dis-. cussed 'bvvthe >'Canadian':^'arliamenL, may have', hB?ri-'dl^ce^,vp,4ib:^;^tbe,Ials^ expectations raised; ^y^iJj^t^|g>tflaybfl. ^ tercentenary, aniinestyij^,5fijeji^^ '-'iH?'' j taking' their 'chanck 'pfIj^wesl^^ > f nd have been, sent to seVTe;tlfet;!ul| tu'i-tary term, on the ground Hh6't,amut.^ offenses were excluded from t-hoJilm&JJ