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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 30, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TEN PAGES Lethbridge, Alberta. Wetliiesduy, April 30, 1913 PKICE-FIVE CENTS Numbeu 118 Board of Trade Agitation Results in Granting of Their Request A QUADRUPLEX To be.Installed on New Line-Excellent Service is Now Assured The first quadruplex ever installed �west of Winnipeg. Direct wire to Winnipeg. Another wire 'to Calgary over the Carmangay line, An additional wire to Cardston through MagTath and Raymond. Downtown offices at Magrath and iRaymond. These are some of the good things the C. P. R. commercial telegraph department have in store-for lyethhrldge and Southern Alberta, and come as a result of the agitation carried on hy the Board of Trade la.�t year. Tliere are others to follow, which win be announced in a-few days, hut the above were made puWic in an interview with the Herald, granted this morning iby Inspector D. L. Howard, of Medicine Hat, who was on his way to Raymond, to instal the downtown office there in Blair's Drug Store. They have been under consideration for some time, and visits during the past tew weeks by Supt. Coons, of Calgary; Inspector Howard, and a representative of Vice-President Bury, of Winnipeg, culmlnate'd In the undertaking of the work. The direct -vvlra to .�W^'ii'Peg was. the one'thing for which the Board of Trade 'fijUglit so strenuously . last year.-- -Ata pr�M>�nt.> all--. messagaa  from Southern Alberta have to be relayed to Calgary, where they are distributed to all pa-Tta of the company's' lines. Delays in mpssages were not infrequent then, and the Board felt that the relaying to Calgary was the fault. A visit from one of tlie department's head officials from Winnipeg, however, did not hold out much hope of receiving the direct wire to Winnipeg until the Lethbridge-Weyburii line was completed, and in operation. Business Demands It But the amount of business from the- lines south of Lethbrldge has increased steadily since the lines were pnt into opei-ation, and the amount of switching at the Lethhridge office has increased in proportion. Add to this, the fact that Medicine Hat's business has increased wonderfully in the past year, and it is easily Been that Lethhridge and Medicine Hat cap command enough (business to keep one direct wire to Winnipeg busy all the time. A gang of lineraen has, therefore, �been started from Calgary. They will alTing a copper wire from Calgary to Lethhridge over, the Carmangay line, through to Medicine Hat, and either tap one of th& direct wires on the main line at ithat point, or cari'y It through to Reglna or Moose Jaw. . An Innovation' 'In connection' with this wire, the company wiU inaugurate an innovation in telegraphing In the west. A ouadruplex instrument will be cut in on the line at Lethhridge. By means of this Instrument four messages may be sent over the same wire at �^he same time-two operators sending and two receiving. At Medicine Plat either a d-uplex or a quadtiiplex instrument will be cut in, so tha* Lethhridge will be able to handle two messages, and (Medicine Hat two-ov�r the direct wire all at the same time. These will bo 'the first quadruplex Instruments in use west of Winnipeg. At Magrath and Raymond the company is opening downtown offices. Until recently the business men of those towns have been forced 'to depend on the long distance telephone i tor all calls. This -was all right for messages to citioB close ho-me, hut for messages to the east and south It meant that the telephone had to'he used to Lethhridge, � where 'the message was put on ,the telegraph wires. The convenience of the southern towns Is", therefore, looked after In the now programme, which also includes down'town offices in Magrath and Raymond where the railway depot is a long way from the .business part of the towil. Buslne8,s men In Lethbrldgo who have heard oi; the new programme of �the telegraph compatiy, have oxpi-eas-:ed tlieirgroajt appreciation of the service which, it should give.  ,A further announcement is to be me^P erliortly,. which is calculated to fcive even better service locajly. ? cent IJlness, descended today from ills apartment to the flooir 'below, where he.general-ly holds audiences. Those who accompanied his Holiness said that his recoveiy Is now complete. � ? ? : ? > : > BRIDGE IS TO BE CiEA Medicine Hat District is Too Large--C. P. R. Will Make New District with this City as Centre - A. A. Smith is Likely to be the New Superintendent (Special to The Herald) Medicine Hat, April 30.-It is reported here that the C. P. R. division, with headquarters here, w/lll be divided, and a new district, with Lethhridge as headquarters, will be made. At the present time, district No. 2 has more mileage than any other of the Alberta districts, so much, In fact, that the operation of It Is'^made difficult, and trouble is experienced in handling the traffic with conditions as they are now. The present district takes In Medicine Hat, the Calgary, the Lethbridge (known as the Crow's Nest Pass), the Irrioana, as well as several other small branches, making the district larger than can be conveniently handled from this point. When the separation Is made, It Is probable that the Lethbridge subdivision, as well as the branches in that part of the country, will constitute the new district. Just who is slated for the new sup- erintendency is not known, but it is probable that it will go to A. A. Smith, of Lethbridge, at present trainmaster. Mr. Smith has been virtually In charge of that part of the lines for some time, so It Is likely that he will get the job. It is the belief of the officials that the change will come into force aorne time before the fall, in order that the company may more readily handle the traffic, which is always heavier at that time of the year. T TO fiEVEAL DUCHESS PASSED FAIR NIGHT ? ? > ? ? 't* ? ? "t* ? 'I* ? .J. - .> ? London, April i!0.-The first ? ? it � : ? o London, April i!0.-The first bulletin �^�as issued this morning of llie condition of the Duchess of Connaught. llet Royal Highne-sB has had a fair night. Her conditlou must be one of anxiety during the nex't few days. > : : > : : ? : : ? FARIRS URGED TO REPORT THE EOF THE CUT IRM -o BENNINGTON, NEB., SCORCHED Bennington, Neb., April gO.-^Almost the entire 'business part of Bennington was practically destroyed'by fire early 'today. A dozen huildings were destroyed, Including the Pauson Opera House, the Otis and the Bennington hotels, the German- Lutheran Church and White's Drug Store.' _____ ( Demonstration Galled: Off-Will Likely be Held on July 1st It's an ill wind that blows nobody good. The farmers could see nothing to complain about in the snowstorm yesterday, but without a doubt it put the.quietus on any attempt ol the miners of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A. to hold their annual Mayday celebration in-this city tomorrow. President Stubbs therefore announced this morning that the celebration had been postponed sine die. However, it a postponement has had to be made the oflioials of the union have not' given up the hope of holding a big demonstration here sometime this summer. After calling on the managers o� the Lethbridge fair they found that the big exhibition would be over the last weeliof June, The grounds would therefore be available for July 1, and it looks at present as if that would be the date of the celebration,. The postponement, although rather disappointing, points the ,-vvay to. a bigger celebration on Dominion Day. The various athletic � teams in the Pass will then be in playing, form, and a football and basebsill- tourney is sure to be one of the;-attractions on July 1. A football tournament had been arranged for tomorrow with four Pass teams and two piclc-od Lethbridge teams competing for a $100 cash prize, but the Dominion Day tourney will be better, than anything which could be puiled oH now in that line. The officials of the union ivere somewhat disappointed in not being able to land sonic of tho proniiueat speakers they had hoped to have here tomorrow. Eugene X. 'Debbs, the Socialist candidate at thb last presidential election, was billed for tomorrow, but could not make arrangements to come. Now another effort will be made to have him in Lethbridge on July 1. The orticials say that if he can he induced to come it will require three special trains to bring the people instead of-' onje which had been arranged for tomorrow.' : , ' With such a celebration in view for two months Iron) tpniprfdw there will be more preparation for the event, and the ofTicials look for every encouragement from Lethbridge people for the day will bring thousands from the outside towns " to Letli-bridgo. Dominion Expert Here and He Wai Stay Right Through the Season Mr. Arthur Gibson, chief assistant entomologist at the Dominion experimental farms, Ottawa, arrived in Lethbridge this, morning to superintend the initial campaign against the cutworm, in conjunction with Mr. E. H. Strickland, who will have complete charge during the summer's campaign. Mr. Gibson came direct from Ottawa to be on hand for the first outbreak of these pests. He says that the warm weather which follo'i^'s the snow will tend to hasten their appearance, and he requested tlie Herald to implore any farmer discovering the worm to send a specimtm with full particulars to the experimental farm without delay- .�. ... ' ,,- JMr, Gibson, said in part : "�\?e are on the ground to conduct thorough iind complete investigations and experiments, and although very little is known of the life history of this particular species, which was not thought to be injurious until a, year or two ago, .we will try every known' remedy and poison, at every stage of its development, and every method of cultivation will be tried out to as-j certain if there is any peculiarly sus-. ceptible time at which the insect may be eflBctually attacked by this method. We will prepare a chart of the districts aftected, and evolve some means of controlling the areas as much as possible. All our experiments will be conducted on a large scale, so that any favorable results may be applied directly to the fields. Wc desire the co-operation of the farmers, and in fact cannot get along without it. Any success met with ' with bo determined largely by the I extent to which farmers co-operate with us. 'We must have immediate notice of any outbreak." Mr. Gibson will tour the entire district affected last year. This is his first visit to Western Canada, and he is very highly pleased with the general air of progress. He especially commended this city as being ahead of any of 'its size in the west, and thought that wonderful development was in store for it. Superintendent at Athabasca Landing-Is Supt. Wilson to be Promoted Supt. West to be superintendent at Athabasca Landing, Supt. Cuthbert, Edmonton, to be assistant commissioner at Reglna. Supt. Wilson to 'be removed from command of K division, Lethu^idge, and placed in charge of a larger div-lislon. � � ~*.r7-'Col. Von Beau-nmuch and Count Blucher'arrived today bearing an autograph letter from Kaiser William to his. -J^pyal Highness, the Duke of Connau'stlit onv the arilversary of the lattoi-'i' twianty-flfth year as Golonel-ln-)Ohle'� of th^ Sixteenth Hussars, i.. After several meetings of the building committee of St. Patrick's church the contract was awarded last night for the construction of the basement of the church's new edifice on the corner af 4th Ave. and 10th� St. S., to W. H. Holt, contract at a figure In the neighborhood of $26,000. Tihe contracts will be signed today and work will commence on the basement at once. In award-Ing the contraQt the biudldlng committee accepted the plans drawn by IVIr. Palmer, of Lang and Major's office here. These plans were described in detail in the Herald several wefeks ago. /' If the church can dispose of, part or all of its very valuable property just opposite the CP. R. depot this sumnier, contracts wlll^ be awarded for the completion of the building. It is estimated that the s-npei-ptruc-ture will cost in the neighborhood of $60,000, making the cost of the church In all $85,000. Furnished, ready for occupation, the new ihome oi! the congregation will cost-$100,000. A Handsome Church The new strno'.jwe will be the finest edifice erected by the Roman Catholics in Alberta, south of Calgary. It will be'of brick and stone and the lntei*lor will be arranged along the lines of structures In eastern oltles which were visited by representatives of the local churoh last summer.:- ' 'j Should the congregation beiuuable"; to sell some of its property, so that the church will be completed this year, it will be finished early in 1914 without a doubt. However Father Rosenthal Is very anxious  that the church may be completed this year, so that the congregation may occupy its new home before winter, the old church, one of the oldest In the city, being entirely inadetiuate to accommodate the increasing membersihip. It is likely that the church will be dedlcarted by the new Bishop of Southern lAlberta, who will, reach Calgary shortly. �TO FLY TO EDINBURGH Lyons, Fiance, April .30.-Jules yedrines, the French aviator, started at 4.27 this morning on his monoplane for a flight to Edinbu-rgh, Scotland, a distance of apparently 930 miles Ju air line to the north. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? TO CLEAN UP CITY Medilclne Hat, April 30.- iThursday morning has been declared a public holiday foT 'the annual clean-up day. Spec-/ lal arrangements are being -made to clean up the city in a half day. ? ?-?^?,�> �> ? ? ? ? ? ; Back in 1009 the militia department had a feeling that Lethbridge was entitled to an armory. In that year the government puichased a sits oi" three lots, on the corner of 6th Ave., S., and 11th St., S. The city felt that the move ivas a good one, so purchased tour lots alongside and held them for the government provided an armory were built. l^lans-'-wore drawn for the proposed armory. They were submitted to the council through the militia authorities in the. west, but tlie plans were for such a building as did not appeal to the members of tlie council. Accordingly in 1910, in the month of July, the council revoked its offer unless the militia department would agree to erect a building "in keeping with the dignity of the city", as it was put. Tlie armory proposed would cost $30,000. The city wanted a building worth $125,000, and accordingly held the lots in the city's name until the government was disposed to grant that request. Since that time there has been more or less, dilatory correspondence in the matter. Last year the Board of Trade took the question up with the, government, but nothing satisfactory was arrived at. Now the ,city feels that it should have an armory and is prepared to grant a site, and believes the militia department will erect a biiildiiig in keeping with the dignity of the city. The 25th Battery in command of Major Stewart is the only one in the province and holds an enviable place in the records of the volunteer militia units of the west. Major Stewart is vcrj' anxious to have an armory builli here. The ^ city also feels that tlie time is about ripe for the establishment of an infantry battalion here. There is noli an' infantry battalion squth of Calgary, and Lethbridge is the logical centre for the creation ' of. an-othr-r -unit. Lieut.-Col. Cruikshanlc, D. 0. C.,.commnndtng Dslrict 13, I with headquarters at Calgary, has' e.^pressed the hope that a battullon would be established here, forming the nucleus of a' Southern Alocrta regiment. An armory is considered necessary liefore any move in this direction is taken, and if Col. Sam Hughes can be prevailed upon to look at the matter in a favorable light, Lethbridge will have' the long sought building inside a year. SEIZED PAPER OF SUFFRAGETTES Washington, D.O., April 30.-An earthquake was recorded on' tho seis--mograph at Georgetown University early today. The main dlsplaceanent was east and west, the disturbance appea.ving to be outside the fivo-thou--: sand mile, zone tTonci Washington. The; record of the disturbance bo^au at R !>l fl.m,, and 'flontlnued until after 8 o'clooft, the InteBslty 'being moderate. ^1 �. ',. V .V Experts Express Warmest Commendation of Move of South Alberta Dealers The matter of hay grades, which was considered in detail at the Mixed Farming Convention, and the tentative grades submitted, has brought forth much commendation from experts from ail over the country, and a few suggestions have been made. The outlook at present is that a uniform grade satisfactory to all will be arranged, although such aa effort failed two years ago. . The departments of agriculture of the four western provinces, and also the Dominion department cl agriculture have been consulted and every effort is being made to reach.a definite conclusion as to a .standard of grades that v/ould apply to all hay products in Western Canada. Tlie United Parmcrs of Alberta have considered the grades and plans suggested, and approved the same, recommending tlie appointments of suincient hay and straw inspectors, and the adoption of gradcu and the necessity of bonding all coimnission merchants handling.hay and stra-(V. The South Alberta Ilay growers have recommended that m the proposed grade for number one timothy there sliall be oniitted the words "properly cured," holding that vthe regulation regarding color, �ivas sufficient to include the clause relaving to the curing. They maintained that if hay was'green in color it would necessarily be properly cured, and that the said clause was therefore superfiuous. " Mr. W. J. Lloyd, 01 the hay commission, has brought to tlie attention of the Pinchcr Creek organiKa-^ tion the fact tliat green color does not imply proper curing, and cited the casie" of a shipment made by a Letlibridge man � to the Pass. This car of hay was perfectly green _ in hue, yet it was followed closely by a letter from the consignee,, renuest-mg that the purcliaser Immedia^tply open the bales upon their arfivali � and spread thcm-o�t to dry. V -v ; It has also br^en rocoramcnded. that; a grade for upland hay be establish---od. This has met with the approval of, the committee and will be provid-^ ed.-for... , , It has also begn suggested that ;as timothy hay raised in certain districts in ];hc nortji and in Sasifatoh-ewan, could not grade two, another grade should he established. V ^ These suggestions must necessarily. com&i aot that sati^factqry results "may. accrue, and the' Associate' Boards of Trade are doing all- 'itf; thoir power to regulate the grading! to' the' satisfaction qI those whb'wlll" benefit. -  - - a � Toronto, Ont., April SO.-When; this morning's session of the prlvil-"Res and elections commlttea opened:, Wallace Nesbitt, counsel for Hon W. J. Hanna, announced that after consultation with Mr. Hanna, he wanted the matter of the coal tender regarding which Mr. W. Prou-dfoot had used the word "manlpulatlori" Investigated to the fullest extent. The committee yesterday ruled out all Questions regarding the tenders for coal as ii> revelant T.'ie request of Mr. NeeMtS however, was refused by the ohal^ man, so tliac there will be no coal probe. The principal witness la tfhe case, George 0. Taylor, was then put on the stand. Mr. Proud foot, who was responsible for the charges against the provincial secretary, said "I desired to p. jva certain charges and I retained counsel for that purpose. We get a certain distance and I find that we are practically where wi) were when the matter was before the public accounts committee. I cannot go on and establish my charges in view of the position that has been, taken by this commHttee. 1 must -decline to further attempt to prosecute the charges here. This is not the end of the m^tf, -t^r,^ Whilg.^am jwlt^rawingi'froiq': 'the- coihtrin-tfe"'G7'r^a�^^g&?-*3SSsa^i^:i l^e position I took .In the house, and I will again bring the matter before' the nouse." Chairman Ferguseon said, "We will proceed witli the investigation and ri^^ will have to do It on our own Initiative." . Mr. Nesbitt said, "I think the committee wll say that every possible latitude was allowed by me as rep. resenting the prime minister and tlie provlEC'lal secretary. I allowed my learned friends to go Into all the goa-s-lp ho had and all the Interviews i ha , could recall. 'WTien I make the admission of the payment of $500, there can be no possible ob.1ect In going Into that fact any further than for more newspaper display heads and partizan spite." Mr. Nesbitt intimated that he did not intend to let the matter stand where It is. It was decided to con-inue the examination of Mr. Taylbr; The committee has to make some rc. port to the house, even though the member who originated the charges has withdrawn from their, prosecution..- Baffled in attempt after, attempt ta wilden the inaulry, Wm. Proudfoot, the accuser and H. H., Dewartv; his counsel, got up and left the commlttea room at noon today. They were;-fol*, lowed, by the Liberal members of the committee. This- outcome was ob-" vious from the fwliure of. Mr;, De-. wart's first atempts at securing-mora;, latitude. Building permits for the month Just endesd were in.oxcess of thOB* for April of last year by'about $7,000. The figures for 1913 Were $157,223, while In ApVillast year they amoKnted to $150,735. In; April,. 1911, the figures, were $109,275. The total building per^ mits for, the quarter Just ended amounted to $317,000. , The outlook for a big building!, year (s beooming brighter ; ajid brighter every day. The letting of the contract for the now .Cath-ollc Church means the addition of artothor $100,000 to the pefmlta for this year, while there l8: also a possibility of a new �eight-*; roomed. Separate school, belngi built this se.a8on. - ^u"/ V The April 'permits . Include/at $125,000; bplldlngr,,tb Ibe: c'o'hstr^fi ed by, the International Harpce' I'^'iii Co. The figures for >AprU greater than fop ^nytm^nt; year so far. ' v' ^-t'* -i ?478 3454 08 88 ;