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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 11, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. LethbriCtfiie, Albevtn, Monday, August 11,1913 PKICE-FIVE CE^TS Number 204 ED CARTAGE SOEM SHED By THE RAIL Said That New Order is Merely'Move to Get Permanent t Ruling WHAT IT MEANS Would Hit Retail Merchant and Change Whole System of Handling Freight According to a joint statement issued by the Canadian Pacific, the Canadian. Northern, the Grand Trunk Pacific, the O-raat Northorn and the Midland railway o� Manitoba, the practise of advancing cartage charges on outgoing shipments, and the collection oi same from the consignee at destination, will be discontinued a6-ter October 1st. The issuing o� this statement is said to be due tg acme agitation on the part of the Prince Albert retail merchants' association, Who claimed that the cartage companies there were endeavoring to increase the minimum cartage charge. The practiao ol advancing cartage 4s of direct benefit to everyone concerned, and local C.P.R. freight officials claim that the discontinuance of it will never come into effect, but ,!that the statements are simply sent out in order to bring the matter before the railway commission, so that they might make the practise legal, which, up to the present time it has not been. That is, there has been no regulation' made regarding it, cither �way, so it h�s not been illegal.  By this method of handling, one Cartage company gets all the business by contract. Cbnsequently he c�n aflord' to haul cheaper. The railway '�.company benefits by the systematizing.-of ^tihe htadling knd. the monthly payrneut of all cartage .chaiges. N.il.^l'^^fc^tjie. wholesaler or ship-'^ei dpeiU:,n(x^:i0^y: any, cartage charges; tW retail merchant,in tlie sijiall '.town pays- the, charge to the railway" company, which pays the cartage company. , If the practise is discontinued, the vejjolesaler will have to pay the cbargesv and the retail consignee Will suffer, as.he will lose the cheap cartagei. rate formerly enjoyed, and will eventually pay for all hauling expense encumbered by the wholesaler, in the increased cost of hiff goods. At thp present time the Western fTransfer company do all of the hauling, for the C.P.R. at a rate of three cents per one hundred pounds, with a minimum rate of fifteen cents. It the change .takes eSeot, other cartage companies will enter the field and higher rates ^ will result. The competition will not be keen' enough here, !to allow the rate to be decreased, whereas, no one company will get enough Inisiness to warrant holding lto the .present rate. There is no doubt but what the railway conimission will ratify the practise, so that present privileges may be enjoyed by the wholesaler, the retailor in the outside points, and the railway compuiieB. O * � ? ? * � "* o � o LABOR Am ARISTOCRACY BECAME INTOXICATED ON :COD LIVER OIL Chatham, Aug. 9.-When Henry Weaver of Chatham township appeared in the county police court this 'morning to answer to a charge o� being drunk while on the Indian list, he stated that while he may have been Intoxicated on that particular day he became so by uS'lng a certain preparation of cod liver oil. He confessed to having taken in all eighteen bottles o� the remedy during the past few months. A Iiottle'�of the mixture shown In court had printed on the label, "24 per cent, alcohol." ? ? ? ? MONEY mH SBE EAS 1 J London, Aug. . 11.-Before Bailing for home on Saturday, Str Edmund Walker, president of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, said that the flnan-clal position generally was easier, and that there was a growing renewal of conifidence in Can-aijlJan investments. - Sir John Wesloy Courtis -and others, who desire to encourage the investment fcf Welsh capital in the Dominion, >1bo sailed on the Royal Oeorge. ? ? rHEtDFOeHE POL V On a oharg� of false pretenses, wired from Edmonton, H. B. Brauer, alias Brown, was arrested on Saturday after, noon by the city police. Chief Carpenter, of' the crime infested capital, wired Chief Davis to be on the lookout for Brauer, who was travelling in an automobile, and to arrest him, as he held a warrant. Brauer proceeded south as far as Champion, where his oar broke doAvn and he was compelled to come to Lethbrldge on the train. He was up before the magistrate this morning, being remanded for three days to await the arrival of an officer from Edmonton. The exact nature of jhla caise is not known, but it is said that he was conducting an auto school and got away ^vlthV a get-rich-quiok scheme. Four msmberB/of-'thesBriifi^ P^rll^ party on a motor Toronto. Will Cr'obksV M.P., the^Labor leader; Lord Sheffield an.d Mr. and Miss Plrle, of'the British Parlta^entary party out for an auto ride. ALBERTA AND� 4 Premier Sifton Off to Winnipeg and Rumor Says He is Fixing Up the Celebrated Railway ^gle Edmonton, August 11.-The Hon. A. L, aifto^ let^for Winnipeg Saturday evening. While the Premier made no announcement as to the reason of his visit it is currently reported that arrangemeints are.f being made with the Canadian Northern railway to take over-and build tlie Alberta and Great Waterways railway. . *  The legislature is to be called together In the cAurse of about a month and it is expected that the premier will have some-rf'^noancement to make to the legislature regarding the building of the A.%fid Q, W, line and the settlement of the trouble between the Province inf. tha Royal bank regarding the disposition of the funds of the A; andife^ W'; railway company.' At the close of the last session of the legislature thc^^^emler announced that nothing would be done by the government in the inattbr without consulting the legislature, ,. " V tji, Judge Jackson Thinks that Both Sides Have Room for Concessions-Rural Councils Move .> .> .^ .>?:> : > ; > ? .?5,DEAD BODY SITTING > -UPRIGHT ON BAI^RELS turn about- is fair play, and 'this time it :was the municipality^'s turn ' * JaUs Filled With Agitators Bent on Fomenting Trouble Among the Toilers, Minot, August 11.-Seventy-one men �were arrested following stormy scenes during street meetings of the Industrial Workers of the World, andi riot-Ing K .going on in the streets. Forty-one arrestW were maUe last night when rotten eggs were throw;n at a speaker, Jack Law, aid fbllpwers, by citizens of Mlriot. Twenty more were arrested this afternoon by Sherift and posse, and the police force In thei woods near the Soo railroad track where they had a cam p. ' 'Dewey Dorman, iHocialisi street commissioner and Art. Le&peur, former Socialist, of the city oomiAission and prominent In North Dakota polities, iwere arrested last night when they attempted to address the crowd. Two more were arrested later. The slt-uation.seei^s to be growing desperate .and guh play is feared, i . The. I. W. ,,W.. Ipadprs have wired Bt.'Paul and other cities and an army of I. W. W.'s Is expected to arrive here tomorrow. , The. police-were unable to cope with the situation last night and wpre forced to call on the flra department and sheriff for assistance. The tire-men, deputies . and policemen joined in the raid of the I. W.' W. H. E. Thompson, business manager of the 'Iconoclas^^t, a Socialist newspaper, iand another Socialist were anions the men jailed. They have been urging. farm hands and laborers not to work in an effort to get more pay. Some farmers in the vicinity are .payiiig;. |3 a. day for field hands. PronUnent ciitizens pt Mihpt, noted .Americana and the American'" flag- have :bee]ni Insultod by (he speakers and the community is greatly Incensed over the agitatloh here. Many citizens have planned to run them out of town. .Tack Law was ar-rested last night and a big demonstration followed. The jails are filled to overflowing and the autohrltles. may call out a. company of militia.  The jail is now being mena^ced by shouting and excited working men. GENEI^AL STRlkE IN ITALY . Milan, Aug. ll.'^A' "genera.! atrlke throughout Ita^ly; was proQlaimed in a manifesto . Issued . by'the; Socialist workmen's organization here... The manifesto urged all ..workments un^-ions to take action,- a.nd to i carry, on the strike fb the bitter end;' . . , to win in the Tainter weed case. In ,y chambers this morning His Honbr; Judge Jackson ruled against a, con-tinuauce o� the interim injunction, granted Mr. Taiuter oii July 28th, so I � .^ o LETHBRIDGE WON THE GOLD Mr, Virtue Tops Law Society List-All LocalMen Successful The results of the final examinations for admission, to the Bar of this pfovlnce conducted by the Law Society of Alberta, In May last, have Just been issued by the Education and LegiBlation committee of the Bencb-CTB. The society's gold medal for BRIHG ON m Wl MEXIC President Wilson Hints That There is a Movement in That Direction-Lind Reaches Mexico in Safety-Situation is Unchanged at Present Washington, Aug, 11.-President Wilson let it be known today that he was Inclined to believe thare was an organized desire "proceeding from sources unknown to him," to bring on a war between the United States and Mexico. The President does not regard the movement as extensive, but very troublesome, and referred to misrepresentations in some individual newspapers. He says be shares somewhat the views of Senator Williams, who declared in a speech last Saturday, that an or- ganized lobby existed to Involve the United States In war. _x_ Washington, D.C, Aug, 10.-^News of the sate arrival of Llnd and party at, the city of Mexico, followed sovoral hours of suspense. Complete absence of news of the progress of the party from the time It left Ver* Cruz, was heightened by rumors that the party had been attacked. Secretary Bryan remained at hia desk until 1.30 this morning, anxiously awaiting some report. When it finally came. It proved to be simply a report from the Embassy that the party was safely quartered at the Hotel Las-curian. BO! AllTIEO ALL THE MRS YOUNGSTER TAKEN INTO CUS. TODY-CLEARS UP POLICE RECORD BOOKS When a fourteen-year-old lad was placed in custody at noon today and admitted several thefts, the last of the 1913 has been awarded to Mr. Abner | complaints on police books was clear-Gladstone Virtue, of Lethbrldge_ who  ed up. On Wednesday last the Glass-stopd first among the thii-ty-three man second hand goods store on 6th candidates with a percentage on the whple of 83. The Edwan-d Thcfmpson Company prize has been awarded to Mr. Lewis TVederlck Mayhood, B.A., who stood second, with a percentage on, the whole of 77. The full list arranged in order of merit is,;, as follows': Abner Gladstone Virtue, with J. R. P&lmer, Lethbrldge; Lewis ' Frederick Mayhood, B.A,, with Messrs. Short, Ross, Selwood & Shaw, Calgary;-^Robert Mills, B,A., with Messrs. Wall-briafee, Henwood ^ Gibson, Edmoii- j. Kingston., Aug.'VS,-People at ? ;.the G, T. R. Junction early this ? �- morning, were shocked on Jook- lug into the express room, to > : ?: � ? * ? ? ? ? bond issufi passed dn July 15. tiond houses from Montreal to Toledo, Ohio, and Chicago, 111., replied. - Although, some brought forth faint nibbles-, .ath^ ers wete blank refusals, one Montreal firm stating that "as Western Oanpida was- at the end- of - a gpeatlyJ over-expanded boopQ, Western .Canadian municipal bonds are not in'favor'just ^at the present time," . , The Wood-Gundy Co,, which has.ha^ a number of Lethbrldge bond^ uhdcr option until Saturday, asked that an option be granted them'on theiwhole issue, holding out the hope that, as the dull holiday season is how over, they should be able to dispose of the whole Issue at the same price as those bought by them some time ago. The Stlmson Co. asked for a seven* day�' option on all \ineold bonds at at stated, price. If the present council has a .Jtew J more bond. lesues to dispose of, they should become expert civic financiers. They received some,good advice from the letters read today. ; One Toledo firm said they would pre^ fer the bonds to be of |1,000 ^ Can't Take Foreign Bonda Another United States firm, a savings bank, wrote stating that they would be glad to take up the bonds, but (Continued on piige 7) ANOMRDIREGI WiREIOCALGARY Electric Department of City Shows a Profit for Six Months Over $20,000 Lethbrldge now has. two direct telephonic Imes for exclusivf^- use between Lothbrldge and Calgary, The second line was completed, only last week. It IS a No. 10 copper, and was. put into operation tot the fltst time this morning; This will.inean, a great im-i ' ; - jj'rovemoht in 'the seryice � between � The following figures'show the re-'Lethbtidgo <^nd Calgary and Edmon-1 pelpts-and expenditures for the half At the council meeting a statement was tabled showing; the profit of the electrical department for the first six months of the year to be $22,009.86. This Is ahead of last year by a comfortable margin, ribwever, the profits for the year aa.a whole will not likely be much larger than last as the overhead, charges of the department have Increased by approximately 115.- year iierlod: Expenditures 1912. 1913  January ...... . $3,953.30 |4,814.4-4 February........ 4,465,04 5,652.62 March.......... 3,436.71 6,180.80 April. ... ... ... 3,074.93 -6,199.87 May .. . 4.028.71 5,299.()3 June...........'. 3,250.19 '4,968.'i6 Total.........$22,208.88 $33,105.28 Total expenditure � lit' this department last year was $80^256.54, the expenditures from July t^Ji December," Ifl-cluslve, being $62,178.82. The earnings of the-whole ,department last year were $108,256.64. ' This yetr to date the earning pf the ,. department are $54,115.18. Last year I,, the earnings to the end of June were  $46,083.72; from July to December, ln._i elusive, last year, the earnings wereT $62,172.82. On this basis the earnings r; this year will be over $120,000. Care is being taken by thedepfl ment to take care of the inoreased^fi^l terest and .sinking fund over la&&^C)|iJ^'^ caused by the big debenture Issue. bi�Si4'^ last year to build the .addmoa;,1^v power plant, "The Inte.fe^Bt.fftpi^J,!^^ fund paid byitbe depaist'TOeitiliaV^ amounted to $23,G14,aol"vtMB �ft w;il-.amduat-itb'$3Si47it!; i^is^'^f i-iftS^.^^ 66 74 ?993 8238 ;