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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 29, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TEN PAGES Lethbridge, Albeita. Tuesday, April 29, 1913 PKICE-FIVE CENTS Number 117 EIGHIY PER CENT. OF SEED* OOi iO GENEROUS o- Every Fanner and Business Man Wearing Broad Smile of Satisfaction Today -Storm is General;Over the South Country Nature, ciuiotly handed out a cheque for oiic million dollars with accrued interest to the farmers of Southern Alberta, .today, when she deposited the big white blanket aU over the district. Reports from Herald representa-,tives all over Southern Alberta show ithat the snow has been general. While we have had two short sessions with moist,nature previous to .today's, and while each has aided veiry materially in quick germination, Ithis welcome blanket of snow comes at a mote opportune time, as a large percentage of the farmers are prac-.tically finished seeding. Eighty per cent is the average of wheat sown, and W. H. Fairfield > director of the experimental farm,; estimates that � 75 per cent, of this is above ground, ,the first appearing on the fifteenth. . Cf^rdston has the record of the Ifirst^oats seen above ground. Mr. Fairfield says : "This snow is the greatest thing' that ever happened, and it came at a most opportune time, and I would like to see it continue for .several days." O. T. Lathrop says : "I sincerely hope it keeps up for a week. It looks like real money to everybody." One day of sunshine after this snow will "see most of the crop above ground. Although no district was suffering from lack of moisture, this precipitation will mean qiiibk germination and rapid grov/th. W, D. Finley, of the Associate Boards of Trade, says that each day of snowfall means a million dollars to Southern Alberta. "We arc 3.5 to 20 days ahead of last year," said he. . If' there is anywhere near the estimated amount' of acreage. Southern ,Alber|ia will harvest a record "this ye'ir" crop. All reports show tliat although, wiitter-wheat, has J decreased in acreage over iast year, its condition aiid growth is far ahead. " Two ; factors that augur well for the 1313 crop are that there has been little or no stubble sowing and about 10 per cent more summer-fallow seeding than last year. Breaking for spring sowing is practically over. The farmers of Coaldale district were out on tlie land this morning in spite of the disagreeable weather, seeding and packing. Today's snowfall practically as-^sures a crop, as enough moisture is contained in it to sustain the crop until harvest, together with the amount already stored up. Following are reports covering Southern Alberta : At Magrath Magrath, April 29.-Everybody in general, and farmers in particular, are exceedingly ulad today to see the welcome ^ snowTall. Although the crops were not suffering from lack of moisture, it looks good to the husbandmen, just the same, and is .the proper thing. Eighty per cent of the wheat is sov/n, and in 15 days all the oats will be in the ground.: No flax has .been seeded as yet. Winter wheat is in much better shape than last year, and the grass is also farther advanced. 'Stoclc on the ranges are-fat, and water is plentiful. The sheepmen are in the midst of lambing, but the snowstorm will not adect the lambs except in cases where proper shelter is -lacking. It would be safe to say that every branch of agriculture .is advanced from 15' to 25 per cent, over last .year, at this time. , ^Pleased at Cardston v*;^ CardGton, April 2fl.-^A heavyi wet snow has been falling here since early morning. Although no crops were' nuflering, the added moisture w 11 do lots of good. Practically aJT the' crops are in and a large porcenlago' above ground. Gat seeding has been : going on for some days, and in several cases the oats are already above the ground, A greatly increased ; ^acreage over last year will result in! a banner crop in Cardston district. The. season is ahead of last year.' We want flue summer weather after ,tbis snow. ^ Filled With Hope Stirling, April 29.-From 75 to 80 Jier cent of wheat is sown. Snow falling since early, morning will result in quick gfeririination and rapid growth. Farmers are all glad to see it. . ' Just What Was Wanted Wilson Siding, April 39.-Weather delivered according to orders. Snow is just what we want. Winter wheat In fine shape, spring wheat about 75 per cent seeded, of wliich a large percentage is up. Very little llax and oats have been sown as yet. Ensures the Crop Raymond, April 28.~This snowstorm will insure the 1013 crop. Ninety per cent of the crop is in and well advanced', in growth. About (Continued bn page 0). GE IS BETTER T WATER City Engineer's Tests. Prove Need of Filtei:. and Success of Disposal Plant If 'by this time there are any ratepayers in Lethbridge who believe an expenditure of ?7 5,000 on a filtration plant Is unnecessoi-y, they should call ! at the, "office of the city engln^ev. The latter gentlemaais carrying on a viyry interesting experiment .which should enlighten even -"tineducated .electors."' . - , * '.'ITaiiged,along in a row the city engineer has five jars of water on display. When the Herald reporter called this morning, he was asked .to point out what he believed to be the best Jar of water and which the worst. It did not require even a close visual examlnatton to determine that one big jar occupying the central position was the Matj nor that a little jaT on the end contained'the closest to the pure and sparkling for which water cuato'mers have been praying. One might almost imagine the surprise of the newspaper man when the city engineer whdsiJered oonfIdentlsjl-ly that the iblg jar cqntained a saimp e of water from the waterworks system taken from tlfe taps In the city hall, when tha hi�lS water'a few days ago had left US' niairlt.- Nor was the scribe's surprlae\any the less whan informed that tlie little jar on the efld of the lino contained the ;eftlu?'nt which Issues from .the lower end ftf the aewage disposal plant'to be returned again to the river. One would not hesitate to drink ithe latter -oam-ple-runtil after the facts had 'been explained. And one would go ^ long time without drinking- -if; the first sample were the only wetting potion in sight. -J .' . ; ' It was a very good argument for a filtration system, and at the, sanie tlrne a certain testimony that; the sewage dlsposaf plant is doing its worlt. The collection also contains a sample of sewage taken froip. tlje mains ibetore passing Into the sewage disposal plant. It !may' be seem like stretching the polnti but the' latter presented a more drinkable mixture than the plain city'water did-odor not considered. ' On Saturday, the city engineer motored to Macleod to inspect the Mac-leod filtration system now in process of building. Work Is progressing on the concrete w-ork, and. the city en-ginger of Macleod hopes to liave the, plaait working in July or August. It is a ''Gordon" patent, very much alter the style: proposed for Lethbridge. ThiO work at Macleod was Started last year, showing that, Lethbridge will have to commence shortly, if the plant 'hero Is to be ready for operation next spring, , : '> > ? : : : : : ? : : : > PREIVIIER OFF TO ENGLAND Edmonton, April 28.-Premier Slfton tonight left on a trip to England in connection with the flotation of the ?5,-000,000 loan authorized at last session of the legislature for additions to the telephone. t. : ^. > GREINA, INIIOBA, RLy DESTROYED FIFTY PER CENT. OF BUSINESS SECTION HAS GONE UP IN SMOKE Gretna, Man., April 29.-Fire broke out in C. Pepper's office at C o'clock tonight, and with ,a high wind blowing, soon burned down about fifty per cent, of the business places of the town. The firat to burn was the post office. Prom there the flames swept to the butcher shop owned by H. Hellof, burning the telephone office, H.' Ritz's ofBce, Schimonowsky's harness shop, B. B. J'art's printing ofTice, Bank of Montreal, Charles Warren's implement store, Ritz's implement shop, Ogilvie's elevator and" six houses, besides several other small buildings. An attempt was made to dynamite one-of the buildings in order to save the Bank of Montreal, but this failed. The King Edward' hotel caught firo several times, but' was saved. Some of the builriinss were covered by insurance. The loss will reach $300,000. The" fire is still burning, but is thought to be under control. No one w'as injured, and the lire Is under control, with no further danger. The loss is as follows, to.tolling in the neighborhood of $125,000: : C. Pip6T, office building, $7,000, partly covered by insurance; H. Reltz, $600, fully insured; G. R. I-Iotfman, office building, $1,000, partly covered toy Insurance; A. Coblentz & Son, store building, loss of $25,000, with $15,000 Insurance; W. Shimmosk, harness shop, loss $4,000, with $2,500 insur-ance; L. Erk, druggist, loss $5,000, partly covered by in'surance; H. H. \Vest, drug store and printing office, loss $,000, partly covered by insurance; Bank of Montreal, large red brlok building burned to the ground, covered by insurance; J. Warren, implements, loss $3,000, no insurance; Mrs. J. Hoffman, residence, loss $2,-500, partly covered hy Insurance; Harry Brown, residence, loss $3,500, partly covered by insurance; Queen's Hotel, loss $1,500 by water, covered by insurance; King Edward Hotel, $1,000 damage by watfn*. Several scirtll buildings, belonging to the hotels, including two ice houses, were burned. GREAT BRITI IS AFTER OELIN GUATEMALA HAS OWED MONEY FOR 25 YEARS - YELLOW S 1/ STORY IS DENIED iLondou, April 29,--The British government today denied the published report that It had sent an ultimatum to Gnut?'mala, At the Foreign Office it was' said that all that had been done so far, was to make a renewed presentation of Great Britain's uTgent demand for the payment of Gaute-mala's Indebtedness, the bulk of which has been owing for twenty-five years. No date was mentioned for tlie presentation of Gautemala's reply, nor we're threats, of reprisals made by Great Britain, and, the Foreign Office points out that the time for such action has not yet arrived, ,as Great Britain is still awaiting tlfr^^swqr of Guatemala. , > HON. C. R. itflTCHELL Alberta's Mlnistep. of,>ubllc Works, declared elected In'iMediclne Hat, by eight majority 1. PEEKES IS RED Im Socialist Party Take Revenge on Him for. Supporting Labor Czindidate Mr, Peebles Is no: longer a member of the Soclallar Labor-party of Canada. He was fired.at a meeting held on Sunday. iTtee-fereason given was that Mr. Peebles supBorted the Labor candidate  in-;ihji|ecent �elegtto^ The Socitfiftts ^SJlsarently ha;v'no usei for union laiior candidates. T-^vo other membOM, were under motion tor expulsion, but some wide-awa'lce young lady discovered that unless there were five male members of the local the charter would be taincelled. For obvious reasons the other two were not expelled. Being mamberB still, they will get the �stony stare, but it wasn't expedient to expel them. Mr. Peebles, however, did more than vote Laibor. He "stumped" for the Labor candidate, and, metaphorically speaking, he was thrown bodily out of the party. 'A Herald reporter looked- Mr, Peebles over, and from a superficial diagnosis, it was quite apparent that no bones were broken. " Mr. Peebles, admitted that he liad received official notification of the terrible blow, but said he wasn't feeling very badly. He realized some time ago that when it came to union labor vs. Socialism-union labor has it by several laps. He took a stand In the, contest which he considered to be In th El best Interests .of the toilers of Lethbridge, and if the Socialist patty has no place for Uberty of fCtomsdence 'and individ.uai freedom he would have no quarrel with the little handful who met on Sunday and forrailiy .exptiled him. Other members of-the party voted for Mr. Jones, and Mr. Peebles agreed that their retention in the uiilon must have been for thaj purpose' of holding the char-ten' Mr. Peebles was disposed to regard the action of the meetlhg as more of* a joke than anything else, and wondered what world-famed Socialists like Victor Grayson ,and others would think of the Lethbridge bunch.. mm ACT S MOW IN FORCE Dates Fixed for the Examinations for Managers and Pit Bosses Bdmofiton, April 2!).-The new Mines Ac\ ot Alberta is now in operation, and examinations to be held this month for certificates of competency will be the last to be held under the old act. The new Mines Act will be the first subject in the f'Utm-e examinations. Elxaminatlons will 'be held at Frank, Banff, and Edmonton for mine managers on May 20, 21 and 22; for pit bosses on May 20 and 21, and for fire bosses certificates on May 22 and 23. The age limit tor mine managers and pit bosses will be raised .after this examination from 23 to 25. The new act also provides for a provincial board of examiners to consist ot the Chief Inspector of Mines, . or a district inspe'ctor appointed by him; two mine managers, and two wcrklng miners, which may take the place of the district boards. * S PREeEOE HOAR! WITH AGE CASE INVOLVING VJURISPICTION OVER GATINEAU RIVER-IS IT A NAVIGABLE , ... v-"'.^--8TREAM,7-,.::,Si. .v^; . EY WILL SHIP IN SEVERAL OUSANOIXICAN LONGHORNS -o ? ? :? ? ? ? was elected. > ,j. .j. .j .;. Q........... ... 1231 Ivps............... 341 Snilth ..'.................. 234 McLean's majority over Ives, 890; oven 'Smith, Socialist, ,997. Obviously 'tho'' dp�e�e.ted:, candidates contribute London, April 29.-The Canadian Associated Press was informed at Buckingham Palace today "that no arrangei. 'ments have been made tor the King and Queen to visit Canada next year, , is interesting also because. Lethbridge learns that it lias "uneducated electors," Here is the comment oh commission form of ' government as it is applied to Lethbridge: . "Government of Lethb.cidge, Alta." "More: tlian one speaker lecently has quoted Lethbridge, Albertai, as being under commission government, whereas it was only adopted at the election in December last, since! which time ti charter has been sought from the provindial legislature granting the right to have, this new form'] of civic government. ' / "Until this charter is in torco, the old system of a mayor and six aldermen still remains, the mayor being paid a corresponding salary;.", ' Here is inserted a detailed account of the organization of the city de-' partments. Proceeding, the article-says: "In order to get the details at first hand, we have secured information from an expert- correspondent in: Lethbridge, who writes :. " 'The vote last December was taken at the! same time as  an election for mayor, aldermen and school trustees ;' judging from the vote, the people a;re not as yet educated. : In, fact, they hkve only had in our local papers; copies of the Des Moines system thrown at them, day by day, for the past two years. It is , the natural ihcliiiation of: the public- to go against the governtnent. " 'The government proposed is straight, commission, with all. the frUls-initiative, referendum and" recall, No qualifications tor ooro,mis-sioner are necessary; he need -not even be a ratepayer, or on the voters' list. "Three men will in 'future govern Lethbridge, instead of ; seven. It is very doubtful what class of men the uneducated electors will place in these responsible vposi^ tions.' " "It will be very : interesting ; to watch the result of this experiment, the second in Canada; St. Johni N.. B.,:being ,thc first city: to adopt com-> )r. Gallivan Ordered from Ottawa to Go to Mexico and Inspect Cattle LOCAL IMPORTERS Lethbridge Men Buy Cattle and Government Will Allow Shipping Point Inspection Several thousand 'ifexioan long-horns-will be shipped Into Southern Alberta this spring by Tanchers in this district, for the purpose of supplying a demand which the local production of market cattle Is 'unable to meet. Dr. M. V, Gallivan, veterinary surgeon, connected with the Dominion veterinary service, received word this morning from Ottawa, instructing htm ; to proceed this week to Mexico for the purpose of inspecting the cattle, so that they come right through, and bo placed on the range without the regulation Inspection at the line. 'Dr. Gallivan win leave for the south on Friday at the expense of the sh]pj>ers. :� : :� mission government." LADIES WENT TO CHURCH ARM-' ; IN-ARM'. WITH. ':;W:0UNpEp;;|%*p3i SOLDIERS . '4^'f^'''Sk'4 � Cettinje, April 29.-Crown'Prljioe 'j Danllo ot Moptenegro was ^'recelVfld-'' , with an ovation upon his arrlval'lxere today, to hand over to King Nicholas " the keys - of th� .fortress 'of' Soiitjirl, - ' The formal oeremohy* was gre'teted with salvoes of cheers from the excited crowds. ' ,-The-members, of. the Royal family. afterward marched In processioii to the cathedral, the Queen and �ttch . of the ladles giving her arm to 4 wounded aoldier. There T^as a flutter in city council circles: thl.'s 'morning �when C,. H. Rankin,, xepresenting the .i.Wood-Clundy,, Co., called .oh the mayor to state that he had received :a'te,legram.:from his head office,' strongly.'.'pbjectingr to' reductioniof. the ierni';p� .their, option: on the $pe7,00q-of. the issue from 60 to 30 days'.,. 'When the council oon-sidired'^tHe oHSr /fcsfetiy, Ald,'Wil- liamson,,.strongly - objected' to i giving a eo^day option, and owing to 'his objection the,'Wood-Gundy Co; offer \yas accepted' selling $20G,oao worth of B per cents at 89.53,' provided they would accept a 30-day option on the remainder ot the 5 per cents at the same prioe, and $117,500 oE 4^ per cents at 82,42. There wks a long 4isciisf.ion today in deciding as to wHdthor the ojty .| should'Kive the 60-day""optioh or-'ac-' cept an offer .Irom.'the-Stim n C-i i lor $116,000 o� 4i per^oeniSjfatj 80 50 ; Lethbridge delivery and asoi u I in terest. The latter. Ogei WQU'1 lea, the city free to sell the five ner fun at any'time they raigl^t. reei i f ui offer. ' � , However, th&'Wodi!''iii i,. C of^'i fcr was lonsjdered the heJlor at tfieJ ^wo and the s