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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TEN 1-AGES'. Lethbridge, Alberta. Monday, February \ 1913 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 4.5 THERE WILL BE A SOCIALIST IATE IN LETHBRIDGE Mr. O'Brien Made An-nouncement at Meeting in Starland Theatre AFTER POLITICIANS Present Conservative Opposition Haven't Brains Enough to Form a Government There will be a Socialist candidate In Lethbridge at the next provincial election. Charles. O'Brien, organizer for the party and member for Rocky Mountain, said so at'the close of an address In the Starland Theatre last night and Mr. O'Brien probably knows what ho is talking about. Mr. O'Brien isn't pleased with either party in. the house, in fact the Conservatives fls represented in the legislature at present haven't the brains to govern the province, and the Liberals are the tools of the capitalistic classes, Mr. Sifton looks good to Mr. O'Brien as a clever man who can do the capitalist work much better than the bunch who confront him, and therefore the- member for Rocky Mountain doesn't look for a change in government when the elections roll around, which won't be, he thinks/un-til Mr. Sifton gets good and ready to spring them. Dr: Stewart, the member for Le'tb-ibridge, came in for a. few hard flung shots. No man can get. elected in Lethbridge according to Mr. O'Brien �without the votes of. a certain number of the miners, and yet so completely is Dr. Stewart under the doni-fjjlrtion of-the. C.P.R. he lost no time in'lining up  with the Grits when it came to the vote- on Mr. O'Brien's motioji^to-censure-th^government f cr not talcing steps to reduce the liability ,tp..aeath a'ntl*'a6eident in the coal mlh-e's. ' '. Mr. .O'Brien said hc proved right up to the hilt that there were more deaths and serious and minor accidents in Alberta coal mines than in any other part of the British Empire. He proved it from the returns compiled by'the then government at Ottawa, bul Dr. Stewart and every other member of His Majesty's "Most Loyal Opposition"; jumped, to the support of the government. Why? Simply because they are controlled by and are the expression of the views of the C.P.R., as the Liberals are owned and express the views of the C. N. R. Dr. Stewart threw-the workers down for the C.P.R., according to Mr. O'Brien, aiid there 'will be a Socialist candidate in Lethbridge. Another interesting assertion of the Rocky Mountain man was that the Liberal and Conservative executives of that riding met at Bellevue the other day for the purpose of agreeing on a man to put him out of the legis-1 lature., In other words, the two parties have no differences beyond the scramble for - in and out, and they would combine to defeat the working-men's candidate. A Marxian Socialist Mr. O'Brien made an interesting speech'. His subject was the High Cost  of Living. The speech was a quietly d-slivered exposition of the Marxian theories of Socialism. -Mr. O'Brien wasn't flamboyant. He wasn't even demonstrative. Anyone who went out of curiosity, expecting to see an arm swinging, high voiced declamatory sort of gent haranguing the masses ag.iinst everything in general, were disappointed. Mr. O'Brien wasn't a/little bit noisy. In a quiet, debating sort of style he-expounded the theory of the exploited wage slave, and with the index linger of his right hand he kept the digits of the left hand busy represent, dug things.. One of those digits represented a bushel of wheat, another the number of grains of gold in a dollar, another a, pair of overalls, another something else, and so in an interesting Way- Mr. O'Brien (led his auditors in an effort to show that it isn't what is paid-for things at, the-store that SUFFRAGETTES WHO FIGURE IN DESPATCHES The above women are the well-known suffragist leaders who are now again resorting to militant tactics. After the throwing out of the Suffragette Bill at the House of* Commons there was an attack on Dublin Castle and three women were arrested and sentenced-all the women Inthe above picture have been in Canada within the last' two years and have viewed their ideas before a Canadian audience. C. M. O'BRiEN, M. P. P. Who last night announced that there would be a Socialist candidate in Lethbridge at the next provincial election. Who is Making One Hundred Per Cent. Profit on On-tario Apples Ottawa, Feb. 3.-D. Johnson, of the ; Ontario.-?Fuuit>, Growers' "association, will appear before Ayie committee on agriculture, this .w%ak, to give evidence with- r^erfe'noe-tovthe Canadian apple trade.. To.'.sJyr, that the proceedings last-,;weBlc.werefInteresting would b'^to understate' the character of the evidence offered. At times it veTged on the sensational, as, for instance, when C. J. Thornton, ,M.P, for 'Durham, declared that of the 20,000,000 bushels of -apples, grown, in -Ontario last year, fully 5;000,0 Following Dan Jobnson, president of the Ontario Fruit Growers' association, who is to give" evidence next week, it is the intention to call a number of other witnesses An elope touch with every phase of the industry. - '-')' -' :- Western witnesses will also bp' called, while it is the intention to'summon several men from British Oolufn-bin, as close- attention will be - paid to the question of the.development of the fruit trade between the coast province and the prairie provinces; 7 LET THE OFFICE STAFF IN DOMINION EXPRESS CO. GIVEN SURPRISE BY GRAND TRUNK OFFICIALS AT MONTREAL Montreal, Que., Feb.2-The Dominion Express company recently secured from the government the right to operate over the Intercolonial. The privilege dated, from Saturday, Feb; 1st. The company 'moved its equip-; merit down to the Bonaventure depot here, but was put out by the Grand Trunk, which controls the terminals and over wh'ose line the.C. P. R. has only running rights from St. Rosalie to Montreal. The Dominion Express ? : ? �& ? ROUGH HOUSE GHOSTS Paris, Feb. 3.-?-A house near Charleroi, in the mining district of Belgium, has been partially- wrecked >by mysterious showers of"- stones which superstititous persons are ascribing to malignant ghosts. The miners of^this region are uneducated,; and prone to believe the wildiedt of supernatural tales. " . :� �:>>.>? > � Whether or, not Lethbridge will e>'- constiTutes the'"reaf grievance";" It'is 1 cr b0 ablf! to depcnd uP�n a �f the exploitation of. the wage earner electric current developed by water ^ who'earns his living in two hours, and : power will in all probability be de *' thei rest of the- da,^ earns profit for' " � the capitalist Interesting and .convincing at times as Mr. O'Brien was-he fell down where overy other Socialist of the Marxian, schpgl tumbles. After leading bis audience by careful argument i/nd deduction to-accept the truth of his remarks as regards conditions; he didn't 'say one single little word as to a-remedy. Wh'ut would Mr. O'Brien propose, supposing forty-one, Sccial-, ists vere elected' td' the legislature? ".�(Continued bn page 9). finitely decided this week, for this morning Mayor Ktardie.. informed the Herald that the cpuncjl had authorized hirm to arrange with^A. R, Ross, electrical power expert of .Montreal, to- come to Lethbridge -this week, arid while ho is here the possibilities pi the Belly and St.,Mary's river tor water ppwer .\vill hV iifvostigatad. For ycai's: people -who claim to j that the city might secure its water know something about water 'power, rights hi plenty of time. To :dato have been there was reported this to Ottawa but what ac-; so on/Friday, for on that-day the tion will or can be_taken has_ not ^ j new  Galbraith school 6n Wth Ave\, NY, will be formally opened by Dr. Galbraith; and the new Manual Training school'will be thrown open to the public-''for the first time. The ceremony in connection with the opening of the G'albraith school will take place in the afternoon, and a pleasing program has been prepared which should' attract a large number. The opening of this school makes tin fourth public school of its kind iii the city, and with the school population-increasing at the rate of 23 per cent, per year as has been the case during the past three or four gears', it will not be long until they are .again over-crowded. The new school in North Lethbridge will open on Monday morning for regular work, with (ive classes in attendance. In the,Manual Training school the board of education has made a de-; parture into a new avenue-of education: unheard of a few years ago. Manual training and domestic science '.viil be taught in. all their branches, while night schools will likely be. opened for the convenience of those unable to take advantage of the regular, classes. Principal Bailey and Miss Preston will be in charge. During tlie past, .week gas was. installed for use in demonstrations 0f cooking and domestic � science, and housewives with girl's attending the school will be able to apply for lessons'-at home after next week. The school will be open' to the public on Friday evening, and on account of the new feature's-it--is expected that a large number will avail themselves of the opportunity to become acquainted with the possibilities of manual training. London, Feb. 3.-Col. Jas. Martin McCalmont, member of Parliament for East Antrim, died yesterday at his residence, in county Antrim, after an illness of six months at the age of 65.  Col. MoCalmont's death means'another election, all the more interesting because of thp Londonderry result. Col. McCalmont sat in Parliament as a Unionlnst'since 1886,-being generally returned without opposition, as the seat is safely Unionist. ' HAVE MR. ROSS' REPORT ON ITER POWER POSSIBILITIES to waste not many miles from Lethbridge. The majority were not inclined to put any credence in the statement, however, so the result was that no investigation has . ever been made by an- expert who could properly advise the city as to the possibilities of. the rivers of Southern .Alberta. About three years ago, the citiy engineer made a survey of the Belly rivcr'south-west of the city, rmd decided that Lethbridge had a gravity ivater system available at any time it was deemed advisable to build it. The cost was estimated in his report at slightly 'over'$800(000. Last year's council was of the opinion that" the time would soon come when it would (be too costly to maintain'the'Present pujnping station, and ordered the city engineer to make a uew,;survey of''tho proposed gravity wafer system; 'so * > >. ? > : > :> 1 ' ' .* ? IS MENEL1K DEAD? ? LondSip, "Veh. 3.-iNo offi- ? cial confirmation has been re- Menelik, who has on several > -previous occasion been report- Prince Lidj Jeasseau,-who is ? said to bavQ entered the.Aby- ? ssinian capital as,the new em- ? peror, >a only 17 years of age. > He was selected some years > ago; by Menelik himself as his ? suc-oessor. He is a youth of ? great intelligence, son of Ras : Michael, a powerful prince and . > govbrnpr of three Abyssinian > provinces, whose wife was ? Menelik's daughter. Lidj Jeas- the number of peers abpeihlt; from.: the chamber was 238. Twenty years-ago: when Gladstone's second Home' Rule bill was thrown out by a .majority eof 378, there were only, 100, members; absent, but there vis now an effective roll of 634 peers, compared .witiVi'yOS; then. Another fact 'that�>.:> detraiated from the interest of 'fcheSproeeed'tngB; in the.Lords was the knowledge fchajt? the bill which under'� been adviser to the Turkish minister of finance since 1911, has arramged here for two loans of $2,500,000 each to meet the pressing needs of the Porte. As they depend on a peaceful settlement the prospective resumption; of the war deprives Turkey of even , ) this slender resource. Acting In Concert �/.,' Constantinople, Feb. 3.-The '^t-come of the representation made..v$gMjt'. tho British and German tnlnister':'-!^g], the Bulgarian capital was awaitti^' here this morning with a good."';d6iir^^ of anxiety. Although the armistice. was scheduled to end at seven o'clock in the evening, the Ottoman officials,*; ' � had not yet lost hope that a resunip*1;" .-. tion of hostilities would he avoided!. The German comn.unication to'jtjiis * government of King Ferdinand ,V/of Bulgaria was even more direct.jn it's terms'than was that of Crieat - Bri-toin in urging a peaccfu^ftsettlcmeiit..; Germany declared that^she consider-: ed the new Turkish proposals as adpe :.' quate.while both Great Britain and Germanv intimated that intrixstibil-ity on the part of the Balkan . nations was not approved by the pow.-ers. . ....... In the meanwhile -Turkov has no': ; been neglecting precautions for any. �: possible outcome. The movements1'of troops and war stores have tern incessant during the past week while the hospitals at the front have , .ail been cleared. and their patients / re^ moved to the' infirmaries in the city. Berlin, Feb. 3.-Some indications^ the trouble .which the young Tur*s ' > are having with the Turkish army, is; found in, dispatches received 'here 'to-?  day, The armv appears to be- in- a spirit of revolt because .;ol* the awas : siniition of Nazim Bey, its bclo^c"l commander-m-cbief. ' , ' -Enver Boy, the'young Turk loder who took such q, proniment--part la recentt events in i the^capitsl VL> vyent'to tho headquarters-ot'.thc ami) � ,h at ll�p|Is^j\j,5^�,1' A!}�^^ from lii^s automobile. ' M, ' ^ J/ ^J\T 394 ;