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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume IV. Saturday, Angmt5, MINERS DOWN THE AWARD DONALD McNABB GIVES REASON FOR ACTJON OF THE MEN WHAT COMES NEXT? LETHBRIDGE WAS MOST LIKELY TO VOTE 197 TO 17 TURN COTTON By a vote of 197 lo 17 the miners ol Lethbridge Local No. 574 turned down the proposition to sign up agreement with the operators along MILLS CLOSED BY DROUGHT WATER FAMINE IN THE CARD- LINAS BRINGS SERIOUS PERIL CROPS BURN UP SPECIAL PRAYER SERVICES FOR RELIEF FOLLOWED BY LIGHT RAIN Clmrlolle, N. C., Aug. 5. As a cli- milii lo tllc drought this Kcctfon Is experiencing, 152 cotton un mills in North nml South Carolhm a down today because tho water In io Catawba river Is so low tho South- the 'linos of the report at 'eru p0wcr company cannot supply the their "ballot yesterday. To those in autliority; in llio uiiidn tiie vote Uerc was no In fact, they bad txpoctcd iliat the would he even liiore unanimous than the result plants with power. It is estimated that operatives are thrown out of employment. It has been many weeks since rain of any consequence has fallen and local weather .bureau records show now -a deficiency of 50 per cent. shows. They ascribe various reasons j precipitation. Greeks which have not lor the seventeen .votes against, llmlgone dry in forty-five years are mud main one lifting that there were some Dholes, and distress among the rural 01, the voters who did not thoroughly imderstiiiKl they were voting j to the west, upon and .voted Tor the proposition [which many flouring mills, tanneries, xvhrri they really meant to vote 'and cotton mills are' dependent for The result of tins vote dwindled to mere brooks j'and many of tho manufacturing: enter- JiprlHGs have been forced to shut down. Crops Arc Burning Up in Crops in this immediate'section are WELCOME TO Large Crowds and Gay Decorations Greet the Montana Visitors -Parade Through'the City Luncheon and Speeches at the Exhibition Grounds il- r.1! chance for a along. Urn lines of-Dr. Gordon's ic- port, mid llic settlement of the f.tnke just as Car, or farther, ofi Mnn '.burning up in the fields. Many fanu- jers in this and adjoining counties, de- is [wiring of a corn crop, have chopped 'down tlic joung corn and are using it There was not a particle of'doubt that tiie people of Loth bridge were glad to see the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce'party this morning when they.arrived. Between two and three hundred members of the Board of Trade and .the Women's Civic Clnb were over at the station to greet'the excursion when it arrived at eleven o'clock as per schedule. The train of five coaches, the finest the Great Northern could provide, ivith one hun di'Gd and forty enthusiastic citizens'of the Power City, and two bands, steam- ed in amid the hearty acclaims ot the assembled crowd. F. YV. Downer, chairman of the Board of Trade enter- tainment committee, assisted by Pres- ident Hatch, vice-president dimming-'' ham, Mayor Adams, and others, greet- ed the visitors as they stepped off 'n the train. The local men placarded the guests with large circular 'buttons saying "You're In Lethtoridge, Cheer arid themselves had 'badges'ap- propriately printed for the occasion. In turn the Great Falls men decorat- ed their hosts with dainty Great Fills buttons. i A few minutes were spent In social intercourse, the LethbrlXge men who are .Speaking to D. McXabb, one of the inrnibeis of UK I vecutue ot Ois j ct fo, the hot IfJ this moirnng he stain1 I la plming with the cotton with ihe miners in the position in) Cities and towns to the north and ist of Chtilotte aie f icing the or deil of A water tamine that this city is experiencing.- At Greensboro, >fr "i Salisbury, 'Concord, Spencer, Monroe, tht othei locals I ihmk and other places the prob 1 im safe m saving tint it the ,Iem has rearhed the seuous stage and vhiLh UILV been phced in this matter, they could not tip. ntherwi c ihci did As for the with the proposition cimp in the district No .Settlement Prospects ihe prospect for i et'le- ment ot, the- strike today, I mink there is as little as ihore has been at not though the' authorities 'are working night and day on the problem. Jeejing that the distress ot the peo I pie is not beirg as piomptly had been In the party so hospitably en tertalned at Great Falls last Januarr renewing the acquaintance of the they had met there, and making them acquainted with the other locaUmen around. During this period the Black Eagle band discoursed dome of the mnsfic for which it is Justly famed, the "only original" clown .band prov- ided plenty of music and fun, and the .visitors showered the crowd with con- fotti, "on 'which, ,was printed cogent facts concerning the city they hud come from. Procewlon Formed Mr. Downer then got the entertain- ers and entertained into a procession, Chief Gillesple and his squad of police headed the .procession, indicating to the visitors that their backs were turned to them and the town was theirs. "The Black Eagle hand fell in arid then came Mayor Speer, of Great Falls, with Mayor Adams, of president of. the Great Fails Chainber Of Com- merce, with G. M. Hatch, president of q.' Trade, and Gover- nor Norrfs, of -Montana, with W. A. Buchanan, M. P. P. The whole crowd of Great Falls .visitors came next In rank, them a couple hun- dred .Lethbridge men, although a good many of them got hooked up with the while the clown band brought up the rear. The procession; went along First av- enue to. the Hudson's Bay corner, a- lorig the west side of Fifth street to i the Alexandra .Hotel, crossed the street and went the east side of the street to ThJrtf avenue, along that street to Seventh street, and Lhence to the the whole party, Great Falls' and Lethbridge, en-', trained for; the Exhibition Grounds where luncheon was provided am speeches made, City Decorated The city was in gala attiro for th' occasion, all tho business blocks be ing decorated with flags and bunting the Stars nud Stripes being prom in ently displayed in honor of the vis! of our American cousins. Acroa Fifth street was a large streamer Bay ing: "Lethbridge Welcomes Its Grea Large crowds of citl thronged the streets, and cheer ed the visitors as they marched a long. Tha visitors were clothed in a uniform consisting ol white hats and linen .dusters. During the short march, the bands provided music, and tbe clown band including Hoffman, drum major; Er- Icke, trombone; fibwey, snare drum; Smith, Moultoh, bass drum and fta'as horn, kept the crowd striking up appro- priate airs as occasion arose. Entertained Macleod Accompanying the party -were about a dozen-.Macleod came along to see'the party off men slopped off at Mnclead for about three. hours, and enjoyed the known hospitality pf that town. The affair there was informal and promptly'the visitors being greeted by a large crowd, and taken to the club where music and other forms of entertainment were provided, winding up with back-to the station on an) hire since Ihe strike tht first of Ihejcx K it mer lei me and Michel reused vote on the proposition yesterday at til Win Sin ph bicaiist, fchet un- Bidt ipd that the) lud been insuktd in bema; ibkcd lo xotp on Ihe m jcr Hy report there is no report which .can be called a majority re- port. MacLeod's two exceptions to 1he Gordon report change the whole face of the proposition. at "that Mr. Oordoh's-report is not sntisfoc- torv to the men, and they will.ron- llmie .refusing to conic to terms on basis "A .great many of the general pub- lic bdieved that; if the miners were guen i chance to express themselves on that leport would go back to work7. can tell you that the men district understand lthe HittmiHon as well as the member; 01 the and 1 would not waa hoped for: by means of tank trains from the river at Mount Holly tlle of from Gastonu bhclln and Lincolnton were todaj ac o (nfl to tonight ffftj thousand gallons from at ach la each place. Perils of Disease and Fire I his is being pumped into the city mains duett bv means of fire engin esr and in addition U steamer boiiou ed from Columbia, ,S. ment the local Tire apparatus in this work tomorrow It is hoped by Monday to resume Hie economic service thrpilgh.- the mains. It has been cut off. since Friday. The greatest menace nony! IB' the possibil- ity of disease .through, the -continued ibandonment of the sewerage system, as well as the peril. :of fire. Special prayer services for, rain were held in churches throughout the aection today. There was .a brief shower this and rain ing lightly tonight that promises relief. Kentucky Suffers from Drouflht Lexington K> pros ent drought is the "worst'known in years in eastern Kentucky. In many counties streams and cisterns, are dr to he the man'to go among them and drinking witei is scarce Tobacco pnd aduse them to go hack to work AH the Gordon award. I would want A hack door handv so that I could c i quick The men will continue to sit tight. They will re- fuse agreement until siich Jtime as such, part of their den-anrts, river, in South Dakota will not hare .s thn-l should be are granted their reasons for ihe Milwaukee lailro and all other crops have been severe ly affected and will .be weeks late if not ruined. It has been five waeks since any -rain of consetnience fell. Free Freight for Poor Farmen Minneaipojis, Minn., Aug; tnte iiomesteaders west of the-Missourl sitnd and (he sooner thp public understands these reasons, the better for all corceined If am of the loc- als had been Ilkelj to to go back-on the basis of the Gordon it would have been the Leth bridge local, because they receive greater advance according to that re- Tort than any other camp in the .district. They get .-a-three per cent advance on contract rates, and Lcth- nridge is the bnly'ottnrp in the affect- fd area which dons an advance on the contract prices of the old agree- ment. So I think I am safe in say- ing that the proposition was turned down in the other locals. "The vote here was not large. The reason for that one hun- dred and-fifty men belonging to the union have, left, tie city, Over one hundred of them have homesteads, and they, are -better working there than lying; around in the city wait- ing tar a settlement of the urouhle. There are only 3ftO of the union men In lo: whom strike ra- I.Jons'are. heing' itmied, and of that t fiuother vqted i.kee iflilroad which laps that territory'-extensively .has vplun teered to give the settlers free freight low the action of the Milwaukee. The action of the railroads wag forced up- on them by the in 'which the homesteaders elves. now find thorn On account of severe "droughts they have not had a crop for two years Many are discouraged and are aban- doning their claims. STRIKE PUTS UP MEAT PRICES London, Aug. threatens to become a Injury in London, it strike on the dockn continues. the The el.ortage in both beef and mutton which Urn companion have been un- ahle to unload, already has inconven- ienced the Smithfleld, dealers. Prices in the retail markets have ad- vanced four cents a Between and. 4, 000 more dock men quit o.-lay, but a general strike will not be launched until Sunday. SOUTHERN PUPILS NAMES OF THOSE WHO PASSED STANDARD SIX EXAMINA- TIONS (Special to.The Herald.) Edmonton, Aug. following are the successful candidates in'Stan dard VI. examinations Jlay Hail, liflm H. Jones, Emma Parrish, Ida M, Pnrneli, Luella L. Steed, Mabel Stud- dard, Vernon AVoolf, L. Bradlay, Bluha Foster. Henry, Julia C. Bobey, Room G. Vandnals, John A. Wannamaker. Camp- bell, H. Nelson, Carrie Cascadden, F. Cook. Harold B. Gray, Iva W. Hunt, Kenneth A. Hunt, Jennie King, Nor- man Unk, Otto Murray, D. Delraar 'McQueen, Edward Pattereon, ThomM Pennefther, atartha Van Hocke Clark, Benjamin Hood. A. Macdon- aid, Annie Mudiman. PINCHIBR M. Boy es, Dorothy I. Cox, II. Dempaer, Martin D. .Macleod, James Maxwell, Ethel R. .Rnnnaj H. Reed, Alton Snow SUCCESSFUL BRODEUR WILL GRASSY LAKE TWIN CITY ELEVATOR BURNED Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. Quaker elevator, Twenty-fifth avenue East and C. G. R. R. tracks, prac- tically destroyed by fire last night, entailing an estimated loss of The fire started on the first floor of the four-storey frame and had gained such headway by the timM. P. for North has accepted the Conscr- nomination, against W. 0. Sea- ey, the sitting member. London Liberals will hold their nom lotting convention August 14, i BIG CROP YIELD AROUNDJMONARCH CAREFULLY PREPARED STATIS- TICS OF WHEAT AND OAT CROPS Monarch. Aug. tabula- lion Hnd calculation of the acreage and crops around Monarch shows that In township 10-23, there is a l, acreage of acres, willi an at "lose of the inceling, to estimated jicld of bushels ami I Shepherd and to the-chairman, W, acres of oals, estimated io Mc.Vicol.1 yield bushels. In 10-ai, tlio wheat acreage is acres estimat- of oats to produce bushels, ed to yield bushels and This makes the total wheat expected roiu these townships amount to bushels and the oats n total for these two crops exclusive of barley, (lav and other ol buisheli LIBERALS ELECT OFFICERS AND NAME DELEGATES TO THE CONVENTION (Special lo the Herald) Grassy. Lake, Aug. meeting of the Liberal Association of Grassy Lake District was held in Per'rv's Hall this evening for -the purpose of nominating- delegates to conven- tion lo he'held on the- 10th of.this month. Pht, was called to order bj Robfc. McLachlati, as the first busi- ness to be done, was -the election of officers for -the Association. 1W. F. McNicol wns flrrtrd president Robt AIcLachlan, vice-president-, and Stan- ley A. Messrs. D. K. Slawson, R. P. Wal- lace, Mike A. Walk- er and.Robl.-Conquergood.were elect- ed as the executive.committee. The Business of tlic evening was the nomination of delegates for tht 1 ibcril the following being (he ones nominated E. J. .Robertson >nd W. F. McN'icol. R. p. Wallace and J. Clark Knos. ucrc ilso noniinited m case any of. ihe first three were un- able to attend. S. Shepherd, of Lethbridgc, was the speaker of the evening and ho gave a very fine.ialk on the question now so much before the people, reci- procity. -Many people left at ihe end of the meeting'very, .much enlighten-; cd by his explanations' of ihe rcci- j procity issue and were very en- thusiastic and in favor of it. L. Harris A. Weiker and Robt. McLachlati also gave short speeches on Hie subject and were loud ly applauded. The meeting was well attended and shows very much the fueling in this district in regard to reciprocity. rV hearty vote of thanks was given Mr. KOOTENAY LIBERALS HAVE A STRONG CANDIDATE IN SIGHT A CRANBROOK MAN BELIEVE THEY WARMERDAYS CAN BEAT GOODEVE NEEDED FOR CROPS PREVIOUS RECORDS BIVl NO, GROUND FOR FEARS RAIN NOT NEEDED EITHER DH. KING OR M. .A.MAC IN THE WEATHER WOULD BE WARMLY WELCOMED HERE Throughout the nhole of Alberta during the pant report of the general crop has told of the great amount of malt- lure which IMS fallen Southern Al- berta been no exception In re- gard, and during the conilder- ably over an inch of precipitation IUM been recorded During the month of lulj and one third of so that at the of the piesent month It wsi felt In agricultural circles that there wu DONALD WILL BE THE NOMINEE- (Special to the Fcrnic, Aug. the midst of the closing stages ot the coal1 strike, which involves the possibility oi .coal it any price, the Dominion elections, which involve the price of coke and nany oilier commodities entering iii- .o the daily consumption of people of ill shades of political, faith, as a re ;uit of the acceptance or rejection o .he trade pact upon which the gnv irmncnt lias gone to the country for ndorsement, do not as.yet, seem to tare enlisted the attention of Ihi rmm on the street, but that the politicians on both side- re taking note can not be doubted, The renoininatiou of Goodeve be voluble arhocale of opposition to he proposed pact, will be a cettaiiV- not hut the ardent Liberals do elicve that a nomination in ;this ase means- an election. They point out that'this .tiding lias .hvavs been Liberal in Dominion lolit.ics. anil state that the: election f Mr. Gooflcvc at the-last'; election vas the result of Liberal w.ho rotested the off-date manner f calling the election, coupled with 'tiler causes 01 a local nature( ant! .ssert that wilh such a candiriate'as )r Kmj, or fll A Slacdonald' ol 3ranhrook in the field rcciproc- as tilt issue, the champion of be sure to meet is Waterloo. last time Gallagher was lected, his majority was 700, i when he stepped-aside and Smith tirtis bcciimc the the lat- :r was defeated by over 100 This, idicated thai tlir Liberal vole in le riding uas anything but united nd Mr. CfOodcve reaped the benefit (lie discontent. Some Liberals, stood aloof in lat fight, say that Me. CSoorteye adc a mistaKc when, ,ifter receiving hat seems, to been a large Lib- vole under protest, when question, and thoae were a tcrcd fields which ripened much later than the .flRdlnary crops This wiliyerve tin show, then, that It Is little'to.'be. feared that'there will be an 'excessive rainfall :thls month It "the records of past years prove anything, and the farmers may rest assured that so far as rain Is concerned, nfll be hindered in reaping their harvest. One'of the other things which the farmer" has feared (luring the -past week Is hall. So far as can be learned there has been only one district where hail has done any serious damage, and eion there tiie loss is little oie'r fifty per cent. Past records thov on ;