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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta r ''fast. IHK liTl'HBHlDGE DAILT HERAtb. DECEMBER 26, 1U10 Cbc Blbcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY THS LETHIRIDOE HERALD PBUNTINS COMPANY, LIMITED Itt Mi Scuth. W. A. luchaVu and MMSgiEg Direclct I Tifrante BusineM TELEPHONES IMM OrTles "s crlal Oftict 1Z3 really about TiAl o! Itils figure. Another oafe In thai salae. a rococ lesder. made lu the esme iortcisht. Til: a year, or j thsn twice the mm had actually made priceaics year. Illinois Is a treat cMl-proJucing Ute The averaje anuual earning o! be miner In tlllnolt from Iil3 to 91S inclusive was IS64.W. In IflS. -Olch was a banner year In coal min- ing, ihe average inccois was oodillous In the alter great coal- jtalcg Stales are about Ibe same. For nuance, the average annusl wage for rom to 191s Inclusive was 573 So Ito averugo annuil irnlng for the ceclral conpeti- dlstilcl In lie bsiner year SIS The dtaiand of the miners for ii-hour day and a five-day rrob- bly slrucS mosl of the public as ont- ngeous on the fnce ol it, almosl ,roTeeq.ue. The reply of ,the inlaers, If coiirse was itst, while have working theoretically 03 an .'Ight-bodr day. they have often wort ed no more lhan or four days n a weeV. They have alleged, that B.Oi tWlr. j-ear Daily, by mall. year Wwilf, by Bill, year .Weekly, by null, yMJ to U.S. i.M of uplry of lUbicrlpUoB IP- dally on iMrtv lab.1. Aewpt uce d pipers eiplratloo DtATHitPrf Citizi .Annual >Vss Christmas School Meeting IKmm Our COAUDALE, Die. fhailo rill be cist over the Christinas stasol at CoMdale DT the uueipectjd item Iliui school. U may they wko tv piper U> call tW lime." io wblek 11 Mr .be reellcd that the reatcr Ihe plver even Ikough be does It Indi- rectly. it Is tllus the ot the dollar was defnxed and the role ot the needs of men eu throned. v U.FA. Preduoli A well-attended Betting of Ihe U.F.A. held lasl In the Cooiinmlal CI.V cue ol the Fmnn Product., cd tf Xr. Hamilton and was f-vorably retelveJ. H deddel- to lecd moral Wpport of the UJ.A. to Farm Products tit Increasing Uie capi- tal slack M the company could SCHOOLIOBE branch out to further ssrrlce. The were oppolnttd u4 u far ot Ihe death of Ben 5 Pawson. ihoy liave gone hire rewired had only been Sway from Coaldale recepllon, the farmers and busl M1, men liberally.v and Mrs. C. Cannon and family few days and trrjveu In >j our authority lo continue lie sufc- .WHAJ IB WRONG :jN THE Our coal mining problems in A fearls are ideulical wllhlhose 61 H regloBS of Ihe Unite atstfS.1 An article In Ihe New OutlooV by s slaif. torresponjenl' n "viewing the causes reccht'cos ttrike; across "line, could Just .-well be Trill on of Alberta; In It; jlnd that 'dii to ihe down ol the mines, I Ihe tp'ring and summer, because of a i irrilnul.. I) -is Ibe'same here. Shortage of cars In Ihe is another m.Ine and we aYkuow, that is fre; a .source of trouble glorase in the milder months'lo meet the rtenand in the toel using months; Is just as diiiicult south ot ns.-RE It is In Alberta. The Oullout's corre- ipoudent malnlains Ibat ttorage by Ihe coDsnnier Is pnicticable and be lira of 'the 'Ami Is practjcsd witfi 'aulhracite coal, making It chtlf- ir.tbu, biin in the fall. Thai is >n cncobragement to Ihe householder lo In second place, a Uvorable seasonal freight rate would limulate production ot coal In the spring. Secretary Laue is only one "of many experts who advor-alf1, Ibal the railways should charge leas' for coal In ihe spring than charge In the' order to Biimulate spring production. These ITO simple measures, authorities, de- clare, would give Ihe coal miners more even employment through- out Ibe year. Such even employrnent mean more profits for lofe, a better yearly wage for the miners, more even work for the rail TfiVs, and lasl, hut not least, freedom from the fear, of coal famine on tbe part ot the public. -Some-facts In this CrutlooS article hit the -Alberta silnallon so straight that, they are wortb. reproduction, so thai they may.start a for ot the hours worked and losl by, all Ihe mines, big" and litlle, weighlefi In accordance Trlth their slio. Xow during IhVweek. in .his-composite mine worked ouly S1.3 of the'dme. That is to say, it opcr ated thirty-nine hours aco. fifteen mlnulijs onl. of, Us forty-eight hour H thus mBerwent more than a day. (eight hours and.forty-five mln utea) ol enforced Idleness, iurtfu alike to Ihs operator and lo the worker.. Fire hours and live minute were'lost.on account of car shortage an hour ami because o troubles; an hour and twenty five mlnnlK because the mine brok down; and, finally, another half-hou on accounl of miscellaneous causes. Subtracting Sundays and holidays, a good working ye'ar is considered a three, hundred and fou da'yi. Yet in thejilstorr of America bilnmhuinl-coal mining the" greates aErrhar of days worked by th mines 6! the coantry .was two hunirs a'nd forty-nice. -That was In 191S. I the eight yeart.between" 191Q and 191 the number of "days, worked ran b the record number In 1918 an cue.hundred and ninety-five In 191 Now ths difference between dred and Itorty-nlne working .day at4 .due hundred and nlnety-llv working days means a great de to the bnigel ol a miners', tarn lo Calilornia whenx the blow fall. His dealh is a heavy Ijss to Coaldalo.for he was always Identified wllh move- ments for Ihe good ot ;he community. He was for secretary eflho church board and alto Eecretary- treasurer ol the V. V.1 A. As a breed- er of pure bred Shorlhoms'snd :pro-. prtetor ot Ihe Lyndale flock farm he was known'far and wide. -en- Ihinlasm in tills dlroclifei was lhal of a'-nfaster In He JoTsd Jte cattle business lor the satisfaction and ,y ot it in. A grent -mapy they mink of ihe d three small children, Mrs. Pmw, a. universal farorUs-and tlre- ss'In every good wort. Tho three ildreu.'Richard, Elinor, and-Arthur. eyet qulto infante, aged seten, five, nd'.one, respectively. What Sdds-to the'sadness "of-Mr- awson's death Is ihe fact thai he had si disposed of most of h's properly nd rcsolvEd to retire. Although only lout 38 years old, he hai-ijeenj In oor health- for some a rought abbut by overwork and worry, e had; however, made his plans lo elsi and conserve Ills' energy I" "the ulure, bul jTKls 111 be a sad Christniaa Jor'all Ihe mniedislc relatives and On unday Beit, Dec. 28. .Ihero .will bt momorliil service Pawion I H a.m. at Iha local n the Fchool auditorium. ommunity'will no doubt laW this ppoHnnlty lo pay'lhelri laef-fnaik of aspect to our highly esteemed'nelg'n- left ynlenlir tor" Seattle where they will spend the wtaler.. Louis Cllve and family are In nilnolt. O- S. Hatkln awl tamllf are ing friends in the Stataa.'- Mr. and Mrs. Sbrnrcm were visited tiy Mr. ami Mrs. Rall'.on from Smith cllle. Onl., -for'a tew days. Will All Ike School Dis P IA 1CKED UP1 IN N Ixootnajr, dis- 'rlcts, made hit hMdquar- Is Milson tor years, lit ranafrmd to another of tire Vovlu- districts) with headquarters 111 roil If A The Manitoba will en Jan. 20. r 'Annual Christmas, Tree The annual Christmas' iree wire leld last Friday evening in school .iiditbrlam. Although this wos. rather arly In the season SEnta.'Clius turli. EH! up In due coarse and. dlitributea Ddlpj tolMl the chll- an allend- i.e v were any- ruit, and caoi dren. There was i ince, allhouirh .hing ,Dut-godd. Santa. Clans -was In great spirits and Impressed willi ie large numfter or.'chTldren'preeenL He remarked that. used lo come to Coaidale wnenT'iiiefe-were only about 20 children'. Now there ere about 800. good. The various the 'school contributed .sonjEB, drijls-ajid rnarches, and InslrunielnaV solos' wire rejvderej, A sketch ..W-s .fn'en.rnr.eMented the Pathfinder Girls and tvurts .'BiyS- Al- hmi 'will remove some ol the things that ungellle the mining busl- Taess'jn this province: Is a great deal of insto hi .what Is known as or coal which been parsed through a screen. Vut quantities ol this are nol used al all. The general produc- livlly of our coal mines Is Increasing at an encouraging rate. In fact, in Ihe put sever! years -wo have one- thlrd %f (he Lola) amount ol coal min- ed since 1806. Hal while llie present wasteful methods are used the con- Mnuilly Increasing rate of production merely means that we are gnlplng the dream and throwing away the Ihe supply ot neither Is Inexhaustible. The second fundamental liull In 'Jie system Is soon foand by even V csaaal Ha encounters the ugly fact that as coal raining Is eoadocttd al present .'wa hale. In IhU loo many coal mines .and .too in. anfl ytsrly i In mining ac'.lrlty art the of (tli. Initeai of hir- i iBilicr of Tnen s'etdlly diMrng cW we hire a jarft Irregularly employed. Im tbe llg- showing large dally or monthly by miners are rather glibly quoted. Bat an American family lives frosn year lo rear, not from day lo flay.. The faaillj bodgel must he a jeirly hudttd. In n mine, In :hs PlUstura; District, for jnslance, I hmnd a mirier flflyelghl' yeara old w.hd bad made flOS In At fortnight preceding strike. Hot If I bad this that ha hid side IIH Month, or tbe sum of IZ.eti B year, I fcs.Te rom'mll- M i itgMtle error. His yearly ears Ily. From1 January 1, November 1, when tbe strike be- gan, tbe same- number of miners had ono hundred million tons ol coal less lhan ibey producer! during the same period in 191S. So the miners and their families muat live on less money this year lhan Ihey lived on last year, and the cost ot certainly nol fallen. this Is the siluallon created by un- eren production In Uie mines. Yel, in lone public mnsl pay a price for coal enough to support llie miners and mines through the idle days as well as through lie lull days. Hence, ilnce.lhe armistice wa have been paying for eight hours a week of mine. Idleness! The consumer blames tbe 'miners and operators tor -the coal nilne troubles, hat s close-up study of Ihe i, should convince us tbat we considerably to blame ourselves Until we Into operation, a sys- tem th'at wfil provide 'work moat ot Ihe year round for Ihe miners and the mines, we cannot eipecl to be freo from'concern about our fuel aupply. though there1 week to prepare, Ihe'yo'ung people did re1- markably fs an Eddie is not noted for heins either noisy or garni but he warmed up .to his irlih great zeal. The cast was: Thelraa. Lockwood, the Irleh Fed erson, the English bailer; Muriel Mac of H. Elton Away at Age of 73 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. The occurred liore December 1 9! Charles Oil. Houser. .'sther-ln-law o DariiJ-H. Elton, of LethbrldBe. Tbe end-came peacefully, atter a lingering Illnew, In the presence' ot his wife and -'daughter. A Charles H. lloiiSfr. ot Vashlnsfon, D.C., was_ un- nble Iff arrive, for the funeral. The lale "Mr. Houser was well-known in Soulhern having risllfd JJicre 3n different occasions': s The funeral wasJheld Sunday after- noon ID the Richards ward ol 1KB Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The service Was.very impres- sive, the attendance large, and the floral offerings numerauz. Several elders ot the Mormon church who had enjoyed Mr. Houser'E hosplUfltr in tho southern states delivered address: es. also J- Golden Klmball, one ot Iha First Seven Presidents of Seventy of the general authorities of the church. He, testified lo the slerllng qualities ol the deceased, stressing Ihe fact that he had been a' missionary all his lire. He spoke'feelingly also ot the lion ot his wife, telling how that nun'- reds of -Mormon missionaries, had een entertained by this rety esttai- ble family. Dr. Werley-.sang a solo, My Father Knows'.V and Miss Dolores Gordon, .Lethbrldge -girl, ang IhD" beauliful] ng' Ihe Interment was "made n tbe Wasatch Lawn Elder Chas.. P. Sleele, of Raymond, Sanada, dedicating Ihe grave.'- Charles M., Tlou'sor -wa-s 73 years of age1 a'nd for 30 years was> mission- fry tor the Mormon church Ihe Eouthern States. He was born in the state ot .Georgia and througbout' his ife he retained that big. broad, warm- hearted southern spirit.1 For several CARDBTOX. Dec. movement on foot (o consolidate tho Cardston school so far as '.lie High chool i; A new building will bo erected 'thto-Bumintr In lime or the neit full term and ell High chool students from all Ihe sutrouuJ- ng district will- be 'accommodaled. T6J. -will also relieve Iho ell union In ocr lower graJca. Many ot schools are full and overflowing and by this coniollfr.lion the wort: of both can be greatly relieved. The Cardston hospital will be ready for UEC ilondsy, Dec. 19. The leatlng plant.has. been Installed .he building thoroughly retiflvalcd ant with n new coat ol paint, presents a ery nice uppcarancc. Mits Sturron tho aiatros wlih her corps' 61 elflclent nurses will tie In position to tnke Ihe best of care o all patients, who are led in their charge. iood cheers is being dlspeused by __tabers of the Rei Cross association The proceeds ol a ball given lasl week together with some popular subscrip tlons are being distributed among th poor ol so that, no ono neei without tor the Xmas holidays. Mr. T. S. Alchison, general agrlcu: lunl agent of-.tbe C.P.R. al Ollawa was In Car'dtttm lasl Saturday at 111 Instance cf the farmert o! the dlstric to discuss the feed situation and ai rive at some understanding of tb best method of relief In the presen feed shortage., He explained the pos lion ol the .railroad and ntler takin all Ihe numbers ol cars In trans ngreed to UEQ hls'.besl endeavor ,-t remedy matters Icimedtntely. The Cardslon Crenmery nssoclallar. offlccre ore considering a proposition froni the Chlel Mountain' Crenmery consolidate places or bufil-- the CarJslon as- sociation management. Pres. E. J. Wood at With noon solemnized itie marriage o! Eliia Broadbent and Mr. Clarenco B. Smllh, both of The young people Eov. RobL I. Rulledio, Methodist. iLlsler al Deltaic, Is dead. Win. RobluoB, of Gait, OtL, li dead. Csplr II. n. Gray, of Edmonton. IB now iu caarce of the SalvatloQ Army t Cranbroot.. AB IS year old farsu named Bfcrbre. laootlng H >ec-tersuer li order to get L After M W. A. Hei.l aaa retired -as Ibe Woodstock, Out., Board ot KdBCa- llcn. F. K- Vreemanlle, Ootli- (Ion "Unionist, was elected In the Brit- 4sh for the SI. AlbatiK division of Herlfordsblre In a tire-slsc- llon. Lleal.-Col. Fmnaalte had rlef and Interesting program. More worth of-presents and prizes wcre'dlspoaeii of. and It has been said ]y many loday, it was Ihe besl churd Xmas tree ever seen In Darona. Mr. G. n. Gorrclf Is the. new manage of the We wish hlr uccess. __ >Mlss J. Telfer Is leaving the sclloo are -well known In the .Cardslon dls 'rict. The students of Cardston who'have teen attending N'onnaJ al'Calgary for th'e last four months are Bt hoinc for the 5mas lioltdnyB. itie' pres- ent ruling .the. term has.been extend ed lo eight months Instead of four, as formerly! The follo-Jring are In at- tendance tor this lerfti Mlsa Raiclla Glenn, Mr. Crawlord, Ova Niclaon gam 'W. Coombs, Williams, Ed Low and Rolland Folsom. f The feed situation In the Cardstoh district Is becoming hVI'U.F.A. has seemingly dono alllh (s povrc-r to provide feei! for tbe far merE. Stjll the facl remains Iha housands of cattle are either- Ueai dying of starvation, and unles some spoWy relief Is forlh many rnore farms will be oomplelej; deraelateil oE'anlmali. H Is nq iincom nion' ilEht to see a farmer wlndln his weary -way lo ihe U.F.A. for fee wllh a load of hides 10 cichange !o few bales of alfaw to try sav if possible whal few animals he' ha left.-' Today over 2flO -farmera wer In to get their share if the'day's ship ment of three cara, which meafts'thn most' of tho teams go out 'with Jus a few clays' teed. Mr..J. T. Parriah has gone1 nort tbe feed situation and'.stron hopes are held-.for somo rolief. all the trouble lies-In Uie scarcity c feed bul in the Iranspo'rlntion, ai sou three weeks Is consujned In' trans from Calgary here. The President. Ir. Jelllfl is In touch with lift Coal- ile Hay-association and some relief jay be secured from that Source. The Gnllimed warm weather will be ac- eplable Lu Ihe cattlemen. NfNE PRISONERS FREED Af PRINCE ALBERT PUINCE AUJBRT, Dec. Nine trisoners accused ot 'olfensea under he Military Servlce'act were released .odny. in the Eoskalclie- san penitentiary and one In the prov- nclal 3UCAR PLANT CLOSES NO RAW PRODUCT ST. JOHJvN.B., Dec. li an nouncc-d today thnl Ibo Atlanllc Sugar Refineries have'slopped raanufffctur Ing, owing lo Ihe lack of rhalcrin and manutaclurtOB part ol the plant will be closed until Jan. 1. put' ahout 200 men out nf employ ment for thai length Hon. Thos. Chapals to llkelr to SU( iced the lalo Senator Landry, of Qui Ihe Senate. Or. Colllus igaJn "befsi elected ireslaent of Edmonton Great iT" Veterans. W. J. Cunnlngh'am.of Calgary -was offered the postlon. ol -quperintcndenL of the municipal power.plant at Ed- H. Stephen, manager of Ihe Royal Bank, at Slouewall, Man., died suddenly. He was native of Hali- fax. Ue3t.-C.01. the HCT. G. Wood. Tor-, onto, has Ve.eD extended a call to SI. Paul's Presbyterian Inger- ioll. Rev. Prof. J. H- Stevenson, 1'h.D., L.L.D., ot Vandcrlllt University, Ton nefrfie, n native of Peterboro. Onlario, Is dead. He was a. wldelyjinown au- thority on Hebrew. George Clement Tryon. union Isl meoiber of parllamenl for Brigblon has been appointed Itrig; crXjDneral. Jtihn Secley na head ot e' air ministry. In Britain. Medicine Hal's school-teachers arc andlug firm tor IhJe salary increases tiieii were rctiue'sLCd by the Teach s' Alliance, and they are anything ut willing to" acept the schedule> anged al the conference of city trus ees In Calgsry. James McGregor, for" Ihe past 22 !ara mining -inspector for Hot Unionist, poeed. wme- returned Records For All Machines Xo matter, wbnt: you kave, eo long as you a or fibre needle, Ihe Victor 'Records will play TOUARE WELCOME TOAWG CATALOGUE FREE If you haTBn't buy I t lUsch ffonl'us.'.Baisy psyuienls It desired.'. Hemt ( SENDING MONEY ABROAD send-money ciase from the Canidisui. of. is tHe safest method and'.tie berequire4'- at once we all fee pleased- to airaigt' tht matter' by tabie. BANK CAPITAL" RESERVE FUND tETilBRIDGE BRANCH, R. T. Brymner, Miiugcr..' n out of i ol Urr.e1. this term, and next (crm school start at Carmangay. ,61 Carmangay U to he con gratnlale'd'. Holiday Week Only Discount'jaeger Line 10 per cent. All Other Felt Slippers 20 per cent. LargevAssortmcnt from Which lo Make Your 1 Selection. W. J. NELSON CO. Collections For Business Houses I j v The "atisfactory eertlce Which Merchan ta Bank renders to Businesa Hou ics, in Uve matter of tJrafta other financial paper, it due to the ntimberandatrategic location of throughoutCanada, and theeftinetitsyitap in force. Special is given to, coIlMtiprii relurna'ftre promptly made 'Bnd'craditcd losses ten prevented by tKe. .ana thoroughness with which do thii purt of ourworv. _ x, MERCHANTS BANK Head Office; MoniTMt OF BRANCH, Br.r.fttl. tic. E Is a good lo see 'About disposing of your PELTS and A strong market prevails at Gel our on any quantity. PHONE 442 A. WYMAN C6. IN HlOf S, ktTS AND 320 STREET S. f.O, ;