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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta 'sJla.v, December IS. LETKBIHDGK HERALD A Good Thing will Not Last Long Dominion Square is soiling very mpidly. You will be. sorry when comas Unit you wore uoL one of the early investors in (his Kvery lot a building proposi- tion, high, 'dry, ;unl level. Use n lillle I'ore-sigliL and huy'now. Gall ML oiir oflicc ,or phono IL'M. Mitford Co., Owners Opposite Herald Thirteenth Street North business centre and Lots on this busy streoL close in the centre in two years, Prim to each Don't say you could have bought them at IhiK price, ljul riglii in now mid ilo U. Torms spread over a. year. North Lethbridge Realty Co. Set PHONE 536 NORTH LETHBRIDGE Without Money and Without Price Section Township 2. Range 23, five miles east of Wool- 'ford, in the world-famed Winter Wheat district, of acres broke, threes miles of fence. You can have this section of land for one-half of Seven Crops, if you are the right man, and have jjot Uie olufit to do with. No interest, no price on the luud. Just a straight one-half of seven crops. Who's it? O. T. LATHROP Firm. LinUi Stafford Block Loinl Fire Insurance Money to Loan HOMES CHEAP 5 room, 2 storey house, on i 1-2 lots, near. Galbrailh 575.00 cash, 525.00 monthly. .Five i-oomed, fully modern cottage, on one lot, half block from car line, cash, balance in five years. The C. B. Bowman Agency -CADfA BLOCK. PHONE tSU. WIRELESS CONTRACT INQUIRY London, Dec. the de.s.sion of flic Marconi Co.-yestcrfUiy, Mr. A. Pjirnull, Eiseisiant. .sciLn-cljiry-genoral Tor ilio itnsl offico. said iliiit Uie Mai'cojil teudei1 had been ]ircimreJ ut the IKISL olTirc, but comlilioiitD had j.Tcviotisly Ijy Mr. Godfrey Isaacs and JilmaeU. Al of ilu? I'osLninstrr- Cciienil, lie lo induce >Jr. 7 sn tics-to uccopl" lo'Vcr icrms. Thr: covci-iiineiit, offoi'etl'o per cent. Jilarconi. Co. tlcmtiiHlfjd 10 IHT cum., and Witness lu; iliil not dccin h.'-wisc 10 give the contract. Lo the- Poulseii Co, Following the friendly lead of Jlr. Win: Kodinond, Jlr. Farnell insisted tluit in Hie interest, of the jiublic an imperial wireless chain should be es- tablished MS soon as possible. The commULtiu adjourned until to- day, when Sii1 Ne-ni'y Norman is ex- to fflfer sonic iiuercsting cvi- Divers Reasons but Poor Tracks and Cheap Equipment Figure Extensively Hoc. llTEl" Is Iho iJiiruniotiiH rule of Li'ain opera- lion Ktiygystrd by the liiloi'BtiUo Com-' mcrce cominisBlon In Its twenly-filxi.il annual report today to Con- iii-ftna. UiKcussioii of disasters on Am- one-nil railroads (luring the last year consiilulca ill) imiJorlani feature of i lint rciiorl. U pohllfil oui thai nlany of th( accidents i-e.suUins In filial I UGH mlghi have been averted by the exercise or proper precautions or the en'nloyinom of suitable devices and equip iiicnt. given show that o the lolal of derailinenis duriu; the, yetir, 1S77 were caused hy defect? of roadway and H847 were de feclive ciiulpinonl. This indiCfites jncreuEO over the prcvioug year 052 in, the derailiiienm due lo but roadway and 1023 due to bad equip niejil. The by the Comui sion itacll' of railroad accldehlg i volvlug loss of life, t.hf, veport "liaa procjed'ed far enough to iml cate the need of more effective meas ures than llius far been inken secure safety of railroad travel. While the previous suggestions of. the jcoin mission as to the adoption by the rail roads of all-steel, or sLeel-umlerfranie cars are being adopted as rapidly as conditions will permit, and Um ilaugei tile use of unsound Is grad- ually disappearing, the serious dang era of defective roadway and the use oi" unsound rails still remain, as result of which derailments are lihel> at any lime to occur. Concerning Us Investigation, the conirmsBlon says: "Of tlie 31 derailments Investigated 14 citlier directly OT indirectly caused by bad 5 oE these 14 cases the derailments' would.prohabl} JILVC heen avoided had existing speed rcsrrieLions been observed, hut In all ihc remaining cases no adequate speed restrictions were In force, and cases, the track conditions were so obviously unsafe that derailment likely to occur even at low ID one serious derailment an examinn- iiou of the track In the vicinity of the -iccident disclosed HOI! rot leu ties a distiihce of 147 rail lengths Under many of the rails there were is many as 11 bad Lies, and undn each of 2 rails UJiore were 12 .ties so badly decayed and broken as totally unfit, ior service. In many of these ties the spikes were so loose they were easily removed mud, l.he wood having no longer an} Holding power. The track in the vi ?lnlly of this accident was poorly bni- asted and was unsafe for the passage of trains ill ordinary speed While lerailment occurred on straight track vhile tho (rain running ubouL lilies per hour" The report says ihat ''the most, die- uieting and perplexing feature in Lh. problem of accidcMit prevention is the i large proportion 01" train accidents Aid, Arthur Dunn tti.iy become Mayor oi C.'halhani hy acclaiiniuuii. .John Hrcmmn, agqd liO, on inland caused by dereliction of duly by the revenue officer, was struck bv a train I employees involved. The commiSMion at anil had his head bad- ly injured. FOR A REFRESHING BEVERAGE, A MILD STIMULANT, A STRENGTHENING TONIC, DRINK "ALBERTA'S PRIDE" BEER. IT IS A BEER OF DELICATE QUALITY-RICH [NOT HEAVY. IT' AGREES' WITH EVERYONE BECAUSE IT IS AGED. GET ACQUAINTED WITH, THE "ALBERTA'S PRIDE" FLAVOR, AND LEARN HOW DELICIOUS IT IS. BOTTLED AT THE BREWERY FOR HOME CONSUMPTION. f THE LETHBRIDGE BREWING AND I "MALTING COMPANY LIMITED IPHONE 554 believes that as a I'ule (here are no men ihsit have ft keener appreciation of (.heir responsibilitios ihaii railroad traiuiiKin and 'and yet it is pointed out thai (i3 per cent, of the whole number of accidents investigat- ed wore caused 'hy mistakes on the part, of employees. "There i.s a disposition "in some continues thr report, "LO charj-y these liimeiunblc C-ITOVA. to failure of discipline and to hold em- ployees ivholly resjionsihlc for sucn fnilurc. This is a superficial view n-hich comains no promise or effect- ivr rtimcdy. "A remarkable increase in ttie speed and weight ai! trains within re- cent years, and the crowding of tracks tevminitls caused hy the move- ment of an enormously enlarged nine ni" trallic, have groatly increased [he duiitis responsihjliiles of'train servii-f employees and multiplied Ihu chances of error on their part. Nol- wiihslandlng ihftse udduiJ duller, and rcspouailiiUtieK which Lhc conditions of modern railroading have imposed upon employees, i.lie nidihous or dis- cipline and regulations calcnlaied lo iiisuro saiely in train operation have mnaincd praciically unchimgcd. "To prevent railroad collisions ade- quate measures musi he lakcn, first, lo reduce ihc rhniic.es of human error to a minimum mid, aucoud, lo neu- tralize the efi'ecis of sucli error when 11. oycivrs, riioominemlations pro- vionsly made hy the commission for legislation rrquiriittf Liu-, standardiza- tion of opera rules and the use of (.he block .system were designed lo re- duce the probability of mistakes hy ploytoK, and ihr-so rocoinincndii- ,if, -.r.ovy iircauiitmi lor isidcriilion of (he Congress. Uni- formity jiml consistency in opera tins rules are nocceaiiry to secure safety and U Is not prohahlo lhat a satisfac- tory codo which 'iv111 meet the dr- inandN of niodoi'n operating condllions nan hn wiihout, approjiriiue notion hy the federal The commipsion points OHI iliai. cx- speed t'MA been nil Important, factor In uuuiy train ui'Hdonts that "coiidlilons of safe operation are often Ignored In HH- effort io bring fast trains In on llmo. This In n had practice, for which the traveling pub- lic ib largely aud it should he discontinued. .Adequate measures should be la It en to compel low speed wherever conditions require il schedules ure maintained or not.'1 Tlio total number of casunUica on steam roads, during the year ended June IIO, was of which were persons It I lied and in- jured. These' figures Indioaic an in- crease over the year of ISO killed and Injured, of ijif. total number of casualties, 400 railway em- ployees were killed and Injured through "Industrial. penlngR Incident to railroad business, but to Ihc operation of trains. An'analysis of the figures furnish-1 cd by the steam roads shows that of the number of persons killed, HIS were passengers, 3fi3G employees, anil 0032 other persons, trespassing uiul: not trespassing, Indicating an increase of 33 in, the total number of employ-; CCB killed. dccreuHR of US in the. total number of passengers lulled, an increase of 19-1 In Uio lolal number of persons killed oilier Ihan employ-j ces and-passengers.. In tho last class j tt'ore many .Victims of grade cross-j ings. Of the persons injured, were' passengers.' employees, nnil persons other than iiussc'iigers and employees. Elaborate details are given in UIB rejiort ot the routine 'work of tho coni-j mission during the year. Generally, j it shows a large increase. The nnm-r ber oi formal complaints fileil was p. decrease of 12G, at5 compared with the previous year; 778 cases were dis- posed of, an increase of ISC. The commission conducted 115-1 hearings, compared with thp previous year and took pages of tesli-, raony, I The Investigation of rates and prac-' fices oE express companies, which, the report says "is probahly the most im- portant single piece 6[ work ever done' by the was practically: concluded during the year. "As a rc-i says .the commission, "it peared that many-of- the practices of express companies-, were utterly in- excusable, that idieir methods yere archaic and their rates, discriminatory and unreasonably. Th'e report of the commission has worked a 'revelation and renovation in tlie m el hods and rates of express I Similar investigations, If. is inulcai-l ed, are in progress ci suhstitulion of tonnage in transit, allowances to ter- minal roads, weighing of freight, issu and j mat- ing of passes, hills of lading, nrivalo cars, rates on anthracite coal other important, transportation lers. Through evidence furnished by liie division of enquiry indictments TV ere returned for offenses against the act to regulate comniorcc, against carriers, 54 against shippers or IKISB- engers, and 5 against shippers and carriers jointly. Sixty-one prosecu- coiicludc'd, the total amount of fines assessed being The com mission, in conclusion, ru- lews its recommendations for con- gressional Ir-glslation providing for a physical valualion of railroads, a uni- 'orm clnssiHcfvlLon, n more explicit de- inilion of (he amhorliy of the coin- Tnission over telegraph and telephone lues, anil control over railway capital >.ntloii. The report indicates t.he be icf oi thc commisi-ioii tbat addiliona osislntion io insure safely of rail win .ravel may be neccnsary, but an thai subject (he commission is not prepar ed to make u deiiniic recommendation, An old soldier was giving tlic you itcr accounts of iln1 wonders he had ixperienc.cd, osuccially iu the way of ;limale. Said he: "I remember when were in Fy- inrdum we used to toast our hrcnd he sun, and-----" Yoiiiigslnr J liiiou-, and you wore supplied with corkscrews to draw your hrealh." Taconin luKh srliools arc KOOII In include a prrparatory course for nur- ses. Build better roads than the Romans AN ADA is alive to the vital good roads. Every V-' land-owner knows that they contain the secret of greater pros- perity; that they mean more' farms, more profitable crops and more valuable land. Every merchant knows that they alone can iwell his trade and hii profits by giving him more Mid making it eMler for thote cuitom- to get to his store' But just what do we mean by "good People in Louisiana are glad to get a atrip of sand acroM their marthei and they call it a "good" road; People in Arkansas ride horseback through their betrren they call their winding, rocky paths "good But people in prosperous, fertile Canada do not have to be content with aueh make-shiftt. They are going about the work of providing proper highways as they have gone about everything systematically, intelligently. Their definition of a good road is the "best" that definition meWi Concrete road A BROAD stalemenl? Yea but it ia supported by incontrovertablc factj; by the experience of mote thari twenty years and by the moat exhaustive teats and investigation. It ia admitted to be the fact by the foremost road authorities on the con- tinent. It is guiding the road-building policy of great commonwealths, The greatest used a crude form of natural concrete to build the highways lhat have given service for two thous- and yean. Until ihia present century, no later nation ivu able to cquil tht Romans na road-buildem. Now for li woulJ not last for half the lifetime them. c can build baiter roads than the Romans, money then our fathers paid for roads that ithotevflio built concrete, infcdc wilK cement produced by modern scientific meth- ods, is more enduring in every cubic yard than ine beat ihc Romani ever Modem road- making michinei enable dozen men la lay mbrtr- and in i day lUn hundred Roman could put down in In'ii few yeiri Ineac modern .concrete will have paid for and will, tlill be there, praclicilly u good u new, to pay their builden and lucccedinj generations, annual profiti, Conciele t'ien.proven tc fee ihe best material for any sort of highway. It haa carried the heavy, gealed traffic in the heart o( great cities; 'it ia cheap enough to reach of the Bnulleat town; it can be laid by .the ordinary read-gang of iKt moit isolated farming district. The materials arc ihc work provide! employment, for home the money for concrete roadi remaiiu at homt. V owe it to a merchant, a professional man, or a to your a use your influence oti behalf of this modern "best road." We have made it easy for. you to do so by collecting all the information necessary to thoroughly post you on the putting it into convenient form. This information will be sent lo without .cost or obligation, upon request. Simply ast f Roads l'' i. Address, Good Roads Department, Canada Cement Company, MONTREAL Limited. Any town or county contemplating road improvement may receive valuable Resistance by notifying our road department' of ila plant. -----FREWCtt AWAY TO THE REPORT FROM______ stffs -PRINCES OF INDIA L PROPOSE TO GIVE bR A DOZEM WAR.SH1P5 SO .ME EVENTS IN CAKTOON EMPEROR'S BILLET DOUX TO NEW PREMIER Tokio, Dec. of Japan today Issued a rescript order- Prince Taro Kalsura to form :i nihiucL '.o lalie ihc place of the min- istry and Mm -SalnonjI who resigned I'cr. -1th. Prliice Knl.snra has accepted Ihn tnsU hut. he the rCmpcror for two or Ihreo days in which lo select the in H-IJOH; h'1 will off or porifolios. The Imperial rescript i.s as follows; "On our acce.SKion to Hie thro-no, wu, your faltbfu] sor- personally atlonding and assisting us. "Ic has now ht-'conie necessary lo make you assume the grcai, rGKnonslbll of Hovcrnmcnl of empire, u is our wisli that yon shoald servo us In con- formity with our desire tn bn sped, iijul free from niislnlics." iVfiw Vork has within its bnnnd. arios Sfl.OOO vacant !icros of land. Iluniuby, 11. I'., raises all )IK vcnui: by la.validii on uiilnipnivt-d land. Uic vice, appointed you LO the of uucL aL hii Lewis, lo I'niviT.sifv I Toinnio, replied In fll I '.id Ai'Ls .SociuLy ban- MILK RI'VEK Mill; River, Christ'. mas spirit is in the air. The mer-: clinnts have displays, and the mails carry out mementos even to llie'Bri- ilsh shores, Knch Irnin carries qu.t some who are purjioainK Lo epeutl Christmas aL Lhc old home. v Jl. MachUould is renovating-the Mercantile- building. The c-xcliange is in. this-building, and-tlic post office is hcing remodelled. Con- venience is'tho aim in vioiv, Master Henry Heard la improving from an attack of scarlet fever. Mr. P. Beard took the precaution to tjuar- jiutinp. hiniselr, no as not Lo endanger olhirs. Mr. Avmltage, formerly oE .Milk Hivcr, hut lately of Oiie-eleve'n, was hirrlsd last Friday. Death came unexpectedly. Giii.soiJpP Dniiiinico, .igcd 21, ;vnsliLiil lit when a ton o! ni'lal full on him at the L-unada Steel Kounnry, r C 1 'f bole oellmg .One fine situated lot on 9lh Street South (near Third Avc. Soulll) Terms. Two Yii One The Dowsley Muihern Land Co, Sherlock Bids. 7th St. ;