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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday. ill. THE LKTIIIJKIDGE DAILY HERALD Progress of Leth- bridge in 1912 (Continued from front -fr 4 BANDSMEN, PLEASE NOTE Members of the city band are reinitiated to report at the Hotel comer at 10.- 30 o'clock New Year's mom- lug, weather permitting, to give an open-air concert in hon- or of the New Year. The bauds- men will wear band caps, the uniform not being required. V V V V GREAT EARNINGS OF The division of the building per- mits, lot the year is as follows 'Public buildings auii business'blocks......... Oli 17 _. n. _ Dwelling houses and ad- I he big UCtODUS Making More ditions 1G3 124 MoneyNow Than Before During the year 370 permits have been issued, a little 'over one' For the coming year there .promis- es to be an even larger year's build- j ing than during 1911. Besides the unfinished contracts, the- work con- MILADI EDITED tY HINO" PHONES 1224 111S Prosecutions New York, Dec. the Stan- tamplated by the C.P.R. OH their dard Oil Company of New Jersey land now freight.sheds will considerable cost. The projected by i-I. L. Stephens, propri- etor of the Coaldale hotel, and the done at aj the thirty-three corporations that uew hotel merly 'wore Its, subsidiaries, have made in the'pant year, from 50 to 100 proposed hotel for North1 iLethbridge cent; more than the old Standard promise the better hotel acconrmoila-; OH Company of Now oil tion for which the citizens of. .Leth-j inado'lq its most proaper- bridge have so-long asked. ous year, became generally 1 there will lie at least two new churches, the contract having already ibcea let Wesley Metho- dist church, while the congregation Wall Street yesterday. There have.been most sensational advances'1 in oil stocks iu the Standard Oil of New'York has shown of St. Patrick's have plans and spo-1 an Increase of ''one hunrired points, cificatibns" all prepared for their new; and tha New Jersey company has ad- .''edifice on Ave., S. The new j vanced thirty points. >high: school which has been talked ot There are reports on the curb tn'at 'for tiio past two years will likely bo the New Jersey "Company, which has i the Tone activity of iim school board been paying dividends at the rate" otf fin this direction. So far few 20 cent., is about to declare a big ness blocks have been projected but j cash'dividend in February. 'Also thero .much-will depend on the action of the railways whose lines are survey- ed 'to the city; temples are to he erected during the year. The Mas- ons have only been waiting for spring 1.913 to before: starting their .new home, while the Labor Temple Co. is almost, in a- position to start work on their new struc- ture which will bi. the. home oE the labor organizations oE the city. Customs -Returns The customs returns for the year ended today a.'marked increase the total for-1911.- -The. month- of December, L912, .is conservatively .The figures .month follows 1911 -Peb......-. .March 'May 37.iJ71.8G July.......... Aiig. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. nontli by 1913 will be a rich "melon cutting" for the holders of 'the New York company's stock. These 'sensational rich dividends have followed the dissolution of the parent the order United States Supreme court on May 15, 1911. During the year, the. Standard Oil Company of Is'eV Jersey, has collect- ed almost from subsid- iary corporations in settlement of in- debtedness incurred prior to the dis- solution, of the trust. The Vacuum Oil 'Company, which cut a big "melon" fast spring, has re- to the Ne'w Jersey corporation. The Standard Oil Company of California has paid Prairie QiUand Gas Company, i from ,to. Stan- j dard Oil Company of Ohio, 000; South Pennsylvania Oil Co., Total The increase for 1912 over 1911 is therefore It will be ob- served that the returns for the month .of October last amounted to heaviest month in the fact for which Dry-Farming Congress is responsible. H may be added that although no .fancy figures are shown in the above table still the volume of business done is one which denotes clearly the development of comiqerce along substantial lines. Growth in Bank Clearings The bank clearings for the month closed today amount to as against for UK: same period last-year. Taking the total for the'year 1911 the sum of 098.32 is shown as compared with for the year 1912 end- ed lodsiy, being an increase 01 over four mil lion dollars, another indica- tion, of prosperity. The Post Office The post oflice figures for the year .have not yet been completed, but owing to the large revenue derived the Now Solar Refining Co., and the Atlantic Refin- ing Co. all large amounts, and Swan Finch, The "melon" to be cut to the.stock- holders of the New York Company will he the division of some of its huge surplus. While these dividends Tyere piling up, the price of .oil products has ad- vanced, in some instances 100 WET cent. Then, too, the subsidiary cor- porations have..uncovered hidden as- sets, and have, shifted .real estate holdings, converting them into which will go la the stockholders, so as to keep the already too heavy sur- from becoming more, so. PAY FOR THE 1 OOtliJCI COMPLAINTS; .THAT' MEN PAY COMMISSIONS AND ,G.O ON FOOUS ERRAND luo wishes each of her readers a Happy New Year in those beautiful words of Julia A. Baker: God you! So I breathe :i charm l-est grief's dark night oppress you, Then how can sorrow bring you harm if 'tis God's way. to bless you? And so, not "all thy days he fair And shadows touch thee But thSa alone: God bless you, dear! So thou art safe forever, 6 Mrs. L. A. Felgar la spending tlw winter the guest of her mother Iu Fargo, N'oi'ih Dakota. Miss A. n. Mcllae, of Claresholm, IB a guest for Now Year's with Mrs. W. H, Conibear. 0 .Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ott have as their guest for New Year's the' form- er's sister, Mrs. Ttolemy, of Victoria. Miss bticy Fair, of Carmangay, for- merly of this city, is a guest for the holiday with Mr. and Mrs. J. Hufner. Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Naiemitb, of Cal- gary, came dowii in their private car, and are making a short stay In the city. E. H. Wileori, of 'Wilson Skeith, who has been in London, Ens., for some weeks past in the Lethbrldge bond .issue, returned to the city this morning. Mrs. David Donald will entertain a number of ynnng people at five >huu- DEAN--BROOKS The wedding of Miss Angelina Ethel Brooks to Mr. William Cyril Dean, linlh nf firassy Lakfi. was solemnized by tho Rov. T. at Wcs'e> parsonage at 'wo o'clock tblg noon. Tho witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brooks. 1250 PlUh Avenue, brother and sister-in-law o: the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Dean will make tbeir home near Glasgow, Montana, where .the groom recently purchased a farm r r CLUBS AND SOCIETIES The Literary club will meet on o'an 3 with Miss Dora Rogers, Vic- toria Mansions, 0 Mrs. Garry, matron oE the Detention (Hbni'e appreciates very much the kindness of'.Mrs. 1. Reuter, Mrs. D. A. Simpson, Mrs. D. H. Elton, Mrs, J. B. Ross, Mrs. w. P. Roy, and Mrs. D. A. Smith, members of the Art Needlework club, kindly assist- ed in making children's clothing yesterday afternoon. The nit'titing of the Luther League of St. Haul's Pitit Lutheran 'church he held at o'clock on Thurstiilv evening lit home ot Key.' C. Grant, 1500 Sixth Ave., S. Mr. Jennings a very interest- ing talk at Wesley League last night on'the Beginning-with the division of the Roman Empire in 300 A.U., he traced vtry vividly the of the Halkau states to the tired this evening, when seven .tables] present war with Turkey. A good will bo iu play. time was spent, although the crowd V was not large. Mr. and Mrs. James Niven, of Cal- _ Thc skating party held last even- ing at Henderson Park lake under gary, are the guests of Mrs. Robert Xlveu, jr., Fifth street South. _ Mrs. E. TV. Kingston Is entertaining the auspices' of the Westminster Guild of Church, was ,1 distinct this evening, In honor of Mrs. Glass, j success. of Macleod, 'who is Mrs. J, H. Fleet- .vood's guest. Mr. Hudstcth, of Winnipeg, of tho inspector's department of the Bank of Montreal, has arrived to re- 1 -Ideal weaklier conditions and fine ice .favored {lie skaters. The young people met at -the nhurch, and journey- ed by dpeelal oar to the lake. Suiier- intendent Reid, did all in his power to make all possible arrangements for lievii Mr. F, E. .Fisher, >vho will1 be i the comfort ot: the large crowd, and absent from the city for some ilitUn j his courtesy is'tn'uch appreciated, time. I party returner] to I the chiiTch, dainty refreshments Hlagburn; who. has iVl were which an im at the Wimuole hospital, has recov- .promptu programme was rendered, in 3 present j'which. Miss punctimbe, Mr; A. E. Gib- Ave. pson, Mr. A., Mr.'A. N. McCIintcn took part. i A hearty vote'of thanks was pass. to Miss Tilnoy, convener of the social to whoso able.lead- ered and with Mi d is- a guest fo iss Fo uest for the urth The board of managers" and the ex- ecutive committee of the Boys'Hobby association oi the Y. M. C. A. will be vJiis- evening at thirty. Cov'eis will be laid for forty guests, and after- dinner speeches will be delivered il.v Mr. William Bailey, Mr. F. S. Filmer, Mr. J. W: McNicol, Will Simpson, George McKilldp and Clarence Sherlock. Mr. F. E. Fisher, accountant of the Bank of Montreal, whose marriage to Miss Slaine Conybeare, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. F. P; Conybeare, will TENSIVE -TO GIVE DEFINITE ANSWER celebrated on Thursday' evening, was honor guest of a distinctively bright dinner party at the Lethbrldge Hotel last evening. Covers were for thirty-five at. he prettily decked tables, .where New York, .Dec. Violet As. stand lights hanked up with fruits quill', daughter of the British Premier, mxliiced a pleasing effect. j who is now in New York, at the Fifth The toast of the gu-sst of .honor j n-venue residenoe of Mrs. Henry Phil- brought forth many complimentary re-1 this morning, stated that she marks from Mr. Fishers' ardent ad-! hopes very much to be ablc to pay mirers. Mr. Fisher warmly thanked ership so the success .of evening duo. the 'AT 'PRESENT PLANS ARE TOO EX- WhUt threatens to develop into one his friends for their and good 'wishes. A song, "The Soldier's which was rendered by -Mr. Gilling- ham, who has recently joined- the lo- cal staff of the Bank of Montreal, was exceptionally .well rendered, and wan followed by very hearty applause. Mrs. U .H. Fowler, was hostess oi' a whist party hist evening, complimentary to Mrs. Glass, of Mac- I ieon, nnd Mrs. .W. P. Roy, who leaves isit to Canaria-before returning home, kindly remarks j but she is uncertain yet whether her plans will permit it. If It can nossi- bly be arranged she will do so. of .the most 'interesting cases ever i shortly an an extended trip east. tried in police court was- commenced sjx tables were in play, the trophies morning --idion Creese .being carried off by Mrs. F. 15. Jones from the Dry-Farming Congress, their; information against the; Hanson am] yir_ j} A. Simpson, while tn returns arc expected to a Employment .Agency-charging them; consolntlons 'went, to Mrs. .J, Jpncs sTderable increase also. So far tlie figures for thjXLand Of- j The hostess was assisted Mrs. r .s. reueriy and Kline in serv- j Employment .'Agency-charging- them consolations 'went, to Mr with obtaining the sum of one dollar Donald.. __ i under ;false' pretences. Creese, paid I fice returns [or have liot yet 'dollar.-for a job' wl-r. he been "received. These, however, will wullt to.the job, hti u0t show a railing off, tho amount oftliere. 'The -prosetiution claim' they land for homestead entry in South- nave a-niass Evidence ern Alberta being now "very limited, i which-will be brought1 on when the in comparison with three or [ourcnso is rcsumctl on-ThuredUy. morn- years ago. Tho big rush of April 'nS- Another pitiable case where.'a. fam- ily lias been fnojcd. has just'come under., nn- A BRIGHT, HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR l6 ALL CITIZENS OF LETHBRIDGE JS THE SINCERE WISH OF THE MANAGEMENT 1 OF THE HUDSON'S BAY STORES. DURING the year 1912 we have tried our best to serve you welt, by giving the best and most wanted lines of merchandise at the lowest prices possible consistent with reliable quality, and have added from time to time extra facilities for convenient shopping, in an endeavour to make our store service equal to that available in the largest shopping centres in the East. That our efforts haoe been appreciated is evidenced by the ever increasing number of thrifty and discriminating. shoppers who now make this store their shopping toot- quarters. For the convenience of the ladies we an note planning a Tea and Rest Room, where all will be welcome to make themselves thoroughly at home, and we Mcf when this room is opened all the ladies will feel that it is their privilege to use it at their will, and will make tMr me at the Hudson's Ban Tea Thanking you for your liberal patronage during 1912 and hoping to merit an even larger share during 1913, THE HUDSON'S BAY STORES I new GM ELECTION OF 2. A. LASH TO PRE- SIDENCY REGARDED ING SIGNIFICANCE Tornnto, Dec. election of Z. A. Idsh, a C. N. R. director, to the presidency G. X W. Telegraph 'cmpauy, yesterday, to succeed H. P. Dwlght, has'given currency to a ru- mor the .0. X. W. will soon be absorbed, "by the H. telegraph Jucs, now do a large -business The report is that tis R. gets linked, up n' the wtiah soon Uie west oif Winnipeg, tlie merger would o throush. The- officers elected were: Presid- ent, .2. A. Lash, Toronto; .vice-presid- ent, Adam Brown, Hamilton; direct- i Hon. Senator Jas. B. Kerr, A-. Jarvis, F. B. Haye-s, To- ronto; j. B. Vanevery, Carleton, New York. New Comb 1HINESE ASSEMBLY APPROVES AND GIVES' FINANCE MINI5- -TER POWER TO ACT Pckin, Dec. national as- wmhly has sanctioned the proposed oan odereil by the sextuple group of jankers, leaving the minister fm- uicc.iliscrctioilary to sign the when t'be rale of the issue lias INI UNfE CASE PLAINTIFF FAILED BECAGSE HE DID NOT STATE CASE (N WRITING Judgment has just been Landed down in" the defendants ffivor In the Grassy Lake cas6 of Sloby vs. Porter et'al, which came up in the District Court recently. This action was brought to recover d.amages in respect of flax cinimecl by the plaintiff-which was. seized and sold by nctlrig.-as' ballff.- Sloby, It seems was: informed'by. bath the sher- iff and1 Porter to" s'tate his OlaIm in writing, which he failed' to "do and the flax was sold by the sheriff and the proce'eda duly distrib- uted. His Honor -Jutige Winter In dismissing the case against-both de- fendants, with costs to be .paid by the plaintiff, held that If 'loss accrued to the plaintiff it was due to his own negligence in- not -putting 'lorWard his claim-in writing'asiprovided'by the Judicature act." GIVEN FULL POWERS AND PRIV- ILEGES OF MINISTER IN BAPTIST CHURCH In the fr'iflh Avenue Baptist i church yesterday afternoon Air. C. U: Mc- Kinnon, pastor of the church, was examined for the ministry by a coun- iccn agrcerl on by him ami the bant- -cil 'of of the Baptist crs. All the, vital points have been church of which Key. .I.; F.'Hunter, settled except the -issue rale, which (.pi UUiirmorc, is prestricp't, and Rev. POSTMASTER-GENERAL HITCH- COCK WILL MAIL THE FIRST PARCEL Washington, Dec. first paokaiw to ho mailcil in Washington. by U-i who recoln- ,ols salt Mr. McKmncm for.onlmatma. group hitherto refrained from Hinting to the uncertainty of the Eu- ropean market. Mr. Gould, of Diamond City, is clerk. The candidate read his statement of his conversion, calf to the ministry and stiitcmcnt of his belief and .was last, however, will bring the returns well up to those for 1911. Altogether the statistical reports for 1012 are about twenty per cent.! ticc the police. The. breadwinner j in excess of tliosa- for the preceding' of a of six applied for. a job, I indication of this city for the year dosing today. Some of the. other worn were: Mrs. gruen adorn- preceding.1" a 1Ui. a jun, i with ,nh year, and are taken as a fairly true lmid llis and was. sent to M T R bualnpss' generally in in Montana, There' he' Wnd the job had -vanished.' The'.1 mother arid live left- in, the city. The father paid 'his get 1o the job, and now the family is destitute. n The police arc em- ploymcnt-agencies''who1 will" persist in deluding the working, public, ami intend ni.iking examples of some of their methods. IF YOU WOULD DRINK pfcOSPERI-TEA IN THE NEW YEAR, DRINK IT AT The Brown Betty Tea Room the Sign of The Tea Pot (Upstairs) Acrost from Robertson's Book Store pretty .gowns! "tliu oflice will Have Approached Crisp stations for tin- receipt of. package, Loiukin, Dec. was a mail niiitti-r (anmmnv, the great ma-1 covery. in the new Chinese loan to jorily of them will bo open only a [one-half per cent, discount yesterday, few hours brains of the New Year's-on the circulation of a rumor that Mrs. J. H. luiliday OUicials of the the six power group had approached fon draped over silk. depiirtmont hope .that tho increase of IJirch Crisp with an offer to come in- IIra. saiin.; business will he gradual ;lo lino in connection with the uexl, Mrs. D. A. silk, with j and thai the postal .system will be! important Chinese loan. It- was in touches i able to rxlupt ilsftlf in the demands i the market that the British of i he new service before the end of I the week. BLACK DIPTHERIA RAGING Kingston, Out., Dec. Tltroo deaths have rosultod from black clip- Iheriii in Bedford township, FroritKiiar: Bounty, and many othor cases uro reported. Mrs. C. D. slriped silk, relieved'with black; Mrs! J. B.' sniiti. Mrs. messaUne. Mrs. N. VV; grsy colieiiuc. ,-_y Miss silk. Mists Kllu Scott ot tlic school stttIT here, wns nuirriod on Christmas at to .Uiseph Henry Walsh of Le th bridge .'-Wft task i N'cw DIG MARITIME STRIKE THREATENED Molltourne, AusLraliu, Jjfo. mariUino strike throughout this Commonwealth is believed likely hecatirto of the High Court's recent lion iu nullifying an awanl mndc in favor of liif) .seamen hy Justice HiR- Klnp, president uf the arbitration court. had ollcrcd.Crisn by wav of seniHin, while Hey. Mr- Gould charg- ed the congregation and Rev. Dyke, of Calgary, addressed the can- didate. Tlie ordination of Hcv. 'Mr'. j MeKinnon iind his induction Into the j pastorote of the Fifth Avenue Hap- tist church was eagerly welcome, and there was a large attendance 'of tlie members of the congregation, who warmy congratulated the newly or- compensation if he would undertak not ,to issue thc-jMlnnce of !iis Joan. This rumor a revival in a naw form of OIK! which was circulattid a week or two .itjo wlicn a mucii larger sum wiio mentioned. 'The Family'Prtr.nd for 40 'alllnj relief for Croup und Whoopi dainrfl pastor. At. the close of service refrnsbmcntRi were srrved the ladies of Ihp church. TO URGE TAX REFORM Toronto, Dec, delegation re- presenting nil retail merchants in province of Oiitiirio will meet Sir .lames Whitney on January 17, and ask for ;i ItfK rrduolinn iu t.lte buslnnGB STL MM BELGIAN CAPITALIST AT MEAD OF STRONG SYNDICATE-- GOVERNMENT BONUS ASSURED Saulfc Stc Marie, Mich., A drj dock and shipbuiltiing plant for Safilt Ste. Marie, Ontario, at A cost of is assured accortl- Ing to the statement oE Dr. Casoiet- tj, the Belgian financier, who ap- before the city council last night with the announcement. 'Work .will commence on or befote April I, and the plant will be one -year later The contract -tfill be awarded to Pethick Lon- don, England, and among those-'per- manently connected with the concern are Vicicers and Maxims, Lord St. Davis, the late Lord Turnesii-sstate and it is understood the Hul- 'gariati premier is also heavily inter- ested. The Canadian government will a bonus of Si per cent. on' the investment, and tlw company, will be'exempt frorn mil school taxes for 20 buy, their own sitft. MR. SAGE BOOSTED FOR Beiciflcd with ftwy- bnft of Thli Cftlvu Robert Suge returned from, the State of Kansas on and Cur- ing his swift return trip cmrried.'his name and address cm jHp. This was provocative of enquiry and Voulntary talk on X-ethbridsc. says thtt people -everywhere seemed to Jtnow about our and to. appreciate its future posaibiiities. What country Al- berta was in or how to spell or pro- nounce Saskatchewan, aeemed ;to worry but they were easily shooed off. The majority only wanted to-know more-and more about Letii- bridge and Its district. The- two Great Falls' Masonic lodges had their united meeting- for tlon of ofllcers for 1913 on St. "John's 'iit, December 21',