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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK VI. .SIXTEEN PAGES Alberta. Tuesday, December CENTS Number IS BUSY DAYS AI HEW OfflGE Big Volume of Christmas Mail To and From the Local Office If there is one season the year READYJADE Mr. Naismith Thinks They Will Attract a Fine Class of People Willie in the city yesterday, P. L. which is dreaded rather than wel- Naismith, manager of the C.P-R. de- uomed by thu.post ollice officials it partment of natural resources, stat- is the Merry Christmas time. Christ- I ell that the 17 ready- made farms on mas with tiie post ollice stall means the company's tract cast of Coal- hard work and plenty ol" it- And dole, are Hearing completion, liuild- 1 Spent Restless Night--Police Looking for the Miscreant Bomb Thrower thc Lelh'bridge office this year been no exception. has ings have heen erected- and- -several Delhi, India, Dec. attempt on ihe life of Baron and Lady Hard nge, yesterday, by an Indian fanatic kept the.police and the civilian auth- orities the imperial city of India occupied today. A large number of j persons have been arrested. It has hundred acres broken. Mr: Naismith The Herald called upon Postmaster thinks the new scheme will attract i Higinbotham this, morning and found a very pleasing colony to the Leth- heen proved that at least ISO people up to the eyes in and j bridge district. The .demonstration were gathered at the back ol the pro- Christinas mail, everything farm.four; mile's cast of the raises from which the bomb was plum-buddings from the old sod to city is also receiving- and thro'wn. In the vicinity also. was a clothes 'for1 the poor anil needy. Dufc if they were np to the eyes in work work has heen started ___ lion of the buildings This farm'wii mufti they saw light ahead, for the organ-I DO ..managed by to deui at the post .office this year onstrate mixed farming; solely, is better than it been anil tmail is being received and despatch- ed as if by machinery; "No, we have not noticed the Christinas rush in this ollice this year nearly so much as we have in other said IHgin'.iotham. "This year we have been fortunate enough to be allowed extra help, anil with our 11 icgulat carriers, and two wagons which we have had in commission for the past couple of days, we- have been able to keep the office fairly clear." The organization at the office is the result of the cxUa amount of mail handled in the oilicc all year as a result of the Fanning Con- gress for which special preparation was made. The carriers have a'so "been given a special room by them- selves and are now on the second iloor ot the building, removed from the rest of the stall. A dummy waiter is used to ssiid the mail up and down. Hut, the increase over the regulation mail this Christmas season is not so large as it was uthcr years, as the volume of mail bandied all year has been large. To give some idea oi the mail sent through the local office by the Dry- Farming Congress during tho year Sir. Higinbotliarn submitted the fol- lowing figures Postage Pieces .mailed, first and third class Second class Total In the face of this amount of regu- lar business during the year from one office along, the annual Christ- j HAVE ASKED PERMISSION TO ES TABLISH A TECHNICAL EX- PERIMENTAL FARM Washington, Dec. Union Pacific railway made application to the department of commerce and la- bor for license to operate a wireless system along its system. .The com- pany wishes to install a technical experiment station and the govern- ment is required to give permission for such a station which it is said, will be the second 0C the kind in the country. Several wireless stations, it is an- nounced, will be constructed when, the license is issued. dense crowd of natives. No special police arrangements had been made for the occasion, aml-Oni onlniarj native cbinmandecl :by" British officers, w0re on duty in tiie streets. There. scores of theories. Some believe' tliat the attempted assassina- tion was the work of a Bengalese, who was trying to avenge what he consid- ered the insult of the removal ofrJn- dia'g capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The incident generally Is regarded as significant of the peril to wtfich any high official is subjected in any In dian city, that anarchy has per meated certain classes of the mixec population of the Indian Empire. Closer examination of tfie hpwdah n which the Viceroy was seated when thu missile WHS thrown, shows, narrow wiis the escape of Baron Hard. nge. The high back of the howdah winch was made of hard wood, and against which the Viceroy was recMn- ing, was wrecked bv splinters of metal. The bomb was oE the ordinary type, but contained a large number of screws and talking machine needles. Some of these when dispersed by the explosion struck the helmets of men belonging to the battalion of the King's Royal Rifles, who were drawn ip Ui line along the street. None of .he soldiers were seriously hurt. A bulletin issued this morning by he doctors in attendance on tbe Vice- says: "Baron Hanlinge passed a restless night. It was necessary to relieve his pain by injections of mor- phine. He Buffered little fever last night, and none was present this New York, Dec. Twelve bun- morning. It was found through tbe I red immigrants from all parts, of the j operation last evening that the muscle' Season's Greeting IT IS WBIi FOR THK WOULD tliat one'day of each year should be realizing our obligations one to the'other. Were it not for tills, the cares of business, or the pursuit of pleasures, would tend to of u., engrossed in ourselves and forgetful of others. Therefore, pleasant interlude, Christmas serves to remind UB of the brotherhood of nian. and teaches us the necessity .of bringing joy and comfort where wo can. Herein it is a. great civilizing influence. The occupations and interests of those whom we address today are many and the sentiment of the season is mie common to all, it is that of. spod-fellowsliip. Long: may this'feeling abide', ;to serve in the uplift of humanity, and to preserve all the virtues and advantages which civilization has brought about. In the place of an old pagan festival has risen a day which marks the era of hope, and as the years roll on the. sentiment of Christmas seems to grow-stronger. In seeking to create a right spirit all around it mark the evolution of humanity; Hay it BO "continue. To.oiir readers this issue gives us the'.opportunity of tendering our greeting, and to one and all we wish A RIGHT MERRY "CJ1R1STAIAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. Medical Men are Coining Ovew world, were given a taste of Un- mas rush has not been so feared in other years, and has therefore been handled with greater Yesterday brought glad-ess to hun- dreds of people in Lctlibridge and district, who claim ('treat Britain and Ireland their native land. This Knglish mail arrived in the stacks an.J slacks of it. Letters and parcels containing cuny conceivable clc- Sam's Christmas cheer today, that, i increased their anxiety to enter. From two big Christinas trees in tho diu-j ins room in Ellis Island gifts were dls-j tributed to every man, woman and j i under the shoulder blado was rather severely torn. 3ig Christmas Tree Prepared by Mrs. Spry- Also Fine Dinner Clothing for Those' Who Are in Need Clergy- men Will Assist in the Event DARING ROBBERY AT TORONTO Toronto Out., Dec. the show window of jcwelery siore on Vonge Street, mis kind of Chr'slmas joy were to 'morning, thieves succeeded in rank found in tho the customs a jewels wonh over department kept a man on the .'oh Ono of thieves was captured and the steadily pass'iig them through proper channels. The outgoing mail tlr's year has also been heavier .than ever 1-eiore and the number of parcels through the office would nm into the thousands. Christmas brings work j for the post.al clerks, buliVho.se Lcthhridge have considered them- j selves fortunate this year in the I way everything handled to avoid the rush. a groat deal of the loot on him. AEROPLANE PLANT DESTROYED .Tollel, Ills.. Dec. building of the Illinois Aero Construction com- pany at Coal Cily and Ms eontems in- cluding four aeroplanes, wcro deslrry- ed by fire oarly loday. Tin; loss is over partly tusuwd, NO WORD YET have heard nothing yet- from the Railway Commission regarding the Thirteenth street I am Incilnud to ba- liove that the Commission will ask the city to use tho Ninth street overhead bridge for tho street-cans." Ho said Mr. Walker, solff-I- tor for the P. U., who visited I.IH> city yi'siurdiiy. Tho order oi' i lx> Commission is expected ihuly. All is in readiness at thu Deten- tion Home where tomorrow Mrs. Corry and her little .folks will enjoy a fine Christmas treat. A Herald rep- resentative paid a visit to the Home this afternoon and found Mrs. Corry busy completing her plans for the entertainment and comfort of the poor children of the city. In tbe parlor of the Home stood the Christmas tree aden with all sorts of toys and bags of candies which will be distributed tomorrow forenoon sometime by Santa Glaus, who will be none other than Probation Officer Lamb, who takes treat interest in the welfare of the tots. Christmas hymns will be sung by -Miss Brown, .Miss Frayne, Miss Margaret Foster, Miss Helen Jlichard- soii and other young ladies of the city. Will be There Mayor Hatch will be on hand to vateh- tho kiddies enjoy themselves nd Rev. Canon Hev. Mr. and Kev. -Joseph Woodawortb vill also be present. Clothing will be listributed to tbe needy children j hroughout the entire city and those vho pro unable to be present sit the dinner lo be given in the Home at MAURETANIA GREETED BY BIG CROWD AT LIVERPOOL- HEAVY PASSENGER LIST two o'clock will have meal sent lo them. their Christinas Rev. Canon Mc- Millan will dedicate: a. bed which harf been donated to tlio Home by Mrs. Wnlpoln who resides n few miles out- side the city. This bed was donated by Mrs. Walpolt- in memory of her' little son, William Norman Wai pole, who it will be. remembered, died some- time ago as the result of a drowning accident. Other Kindnesses The management ;bf the Bijou Theatre Iias notified Mrs. Corry that part of-the proceeds of the receipts of the theatre on New Year's day will be donated to the Santa Clans fund, j It may also .he mentioned tliat for the past year the Bijou has been free to the children of tlio Home, a fact which Mrs. Corry and Probation Ollicer Lamb appreciate highly. The man- agement of the Starland theatre are also looking after the entertainment of the children and will admit them to the performances on a day to bo arranged later. Mrs. Corry is looking afti-r (lie comfort of every poor and deserving child in the city and the Santa Clans fund will be well spent. In addition to.the money gifts, local merchants have donated generously: .Messrs. Piunkett Savage gave a box lit' apples; H. A. McKillop, groceries; :uitl Mr. Teeple, a box or oranges. Mr .Xoi'inan Murray'sent in a coupltj OL bags ot" potatoes from his farm. Previously acknowledged Wm. Oliver............... London, Dec. is making Jt clear that itijs not dis posed to offer the doctors 'further coi cession's over the Th indications are that further Sconces siong-will not be necebsarj, for >es terday saw a striking change in th status of" the controversy of.tlie.Mpd ical association and the-''authorities Widespread defections from the' asdb ciiition policy have and in man} quarters the doctois are taking thing; their services, to the The most startling new movement comes from the crowd ed.borough of Bermondsey, whero doctors met yesterday, and in a b decided to defy the association, agree to work under Act at the terms fixed by; the Chancel lor of the Exchequer, Lloyd; George. Iu places as far apart as Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham and Brighton, the decision of the doctois is being'copieU Last night six prominent members of tho Medical association resigned "the! positions on the council of bodj on the ground tliat f he 'association policy, if carried out would be detrimental to tho present and'fut lire of the medical, procession. MESSRS, MCGREGOR AND GRACE WILL RETIRE FROM S. A. LAND COMPANY At thu banquet tendered by the city of Medicine Hat' to, J. D. Mc- Gregor, general manager ot.the South Alberta Lanfi Co., ami Winner ot" the grand prizo at tin; World's Fat Stock Show bold in Chicago, held in cine Hat last Friday evenin Mr. ttooney (Te.vo. Alta.t Hyssop..... Myrtle Hyssop...... Band concert proceeds Old area of Xew area of acres, approximately. Area acres. Approximate increase in (is- suissineni, Mierefrom 00ft. Stafford village becomes pan. of Lethbi'idge, Tho city's Industrial Hlten arc laken 'within (he limits. Dominion Square, Morniup- side and other wHl known York, Dec. London, Dec. Christmas steamer Mauretania arrived off Fish- guard at ri.HO yesterday morning. There was considerable enthusiasm as the tenders came alongside, and icrs oi' welcome were again and again responded to by the passengers on rile duck of the liner. There wore 1SOO passengers on Ihe Mauritania, morn than of whom were landed at Kishguard. Tho I'einainder went to Liverpool, where they limderl divisions are also Included, noon. v N'rillKM- Hardirville Xo. N'over before was such a heavy IB included within the now city boat is dim in New York this morn- mail landed. li.C.ii] Tin aisn mnsi.numcnt Metli- that jentlernan made the important an- nouncement that ho would retire at an early date from the; active exeeit- tive management of the company. A. j M. tho company's engineer, js visiting in the city at tho pros- LOO j (ji't time, has also announced his re- t.OO] tirement from the company. j who standB out-prom- Brewing Malting Co. 10-00 I inontly us a man responsible for much j of the development of Southern Al- borta, will not, however, sever his con- nections wit.li the company altogether. It is announced that he will still re- tain control the lands of tbe. com- pany so far as sales arc--.concerned, rutiring only from the executive of. thu concern, uii which lie has ,served as general manager since, tho incep- tion of i.ln: company sevcraj -years Warden Rivers is Going to Give the "Boys" a V Good Time Fruit Co.'s steamer Tunialba hard aground near Barncgal early to- day according wireless reports re- ceived libre. Tlio steamer was bound from Kingston, Jamaica, 101: Nrw "York. Tin; worst, of the- winter prevailed oft the count tins AI I'nilod Fruit Ch.'s ollices il was said lltat .Ihe Turrialba had about 5i( ahoanl, Tbe; ago. NICE CHRISTMAS BOX Cobalt, Dec! Tin III miners of Ilio Crown Hfirvo had (livid Wiile everybody is wishing every-1 N body else a Merry Chiistmas tomor- row, those who have been, utifortunate enough to find themselves-in-the'toils of, the law are to have a little '.'merry" in their lives least those at the mcial jail ire And though .hey will spend what should be tho jladdest tiav ot the jear on iht> wrong side of the walls of a prison, all the ot the be denied them Humanity fatill jridge urpylnclarjaili so aie to be treated1 to a Christ- mas dinner such .as is not often serv- ed Inside the ot a prison. The ligh price oE turkcj militates against he placing that deli- :ncy them, but, the turkey and cranberry sauce will find-a very icceptable .substitute in pork and ay tie sauce. To crown all there will be plum pud- real old English kind. Tills rill be served in the characteristic tylu, although perforce the brandy auce will be missing. The prisoners have been 'working- I'Yrcl during the past, iav0 completed the ditch for the wti- er main connecting the jail with the. ity water supply. So, as a reward, 11 inmates are to be granted a "day f rest, and there will be nothing iu lie line of manual labor done, nch activities as may attend upon the reparation of the Christmas feast. It is not strictly regular for prlson- rs to hung up their stockings on hristmas Eve, but tbe Lethbrldge ill management 'will depart from the ecognizud rule, and prove It by an Tomorrow morning after reakfast every prisoner will receive stocking filled to the top with candy, n d oranges, apples and nuts and lisins. Those who have had a little money.. their command will do a little bet- sr even than this. Warden Rivers ays that he has a large number '.or iircelg in his office-whicb are to ,bo striliuled in the morning. These will bring joy to some saddeuud: hearts. Retter than ail these, however, were the Christmas gifts received by Sher- iff Young during thu past week for some of tine prisoners. Six or seven tlckcts-of-leave have beeti received for tho lucky ones, and they will spend their Christmas in freedom instead of inside the walls as they had expected. There la one poor-unfortunate, Fred Stoltely, whose Christmug within the cells will not be a merry one. Sentence hangs over his head to be executed one mouth from today, .ranu.Ty -M. The death 'watch will be his sole at tendunU throughout the long day, and the warden will nor be permitted to tend to fiint any of the peasantries ac- corded the other inmates. But he is living in hope, and it Christmaa decs not bring him joys, bo knows tliat dur- ing the Christ mas holidays an atiempt, will be made to obtain a com- Hiii'inem of tbr death sentence or an I'der for a n-jw trial. A larfcelj dun j petition has forward to Otiii INI, and tluriiiK holiday il is understood that A. G. MaeKay, o ;is Christmas to- Kdinmiiun, who dcConded Stokely I the value of is of tlui Is in tlsr rninpany'ti st'iv Icen by (Company, Ilk- iMro'-turs during his irlal hero the Fall UH- sizes, will tiinko a spi-cial trip to Ol- 10 ttain of llu: MlniatCY i (.1 .liih-iK1 on Stokyly's behall'. ;