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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 17, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 17,1913. *th Oyer De- ficit it is^bn Verge of ' Civic Eiankruptcy ChirneO; Tb; 17.-Chicaso, acoord-ln(5 to the imaiiicial authorities .o'i i'-s cit}\ ' is in a'cbnrtitibn, bordering on' bAokruptc)'. It is in the tightest financial strai-ts" since 1881, the year ot ;the great'ifaUurfe. To put it plainly, Chicago is so hard pressed for cash that -it is tiaying its: employees only eigltty- per-cept.'- of- their salaries, whiliB aft' to- the- trthcr expenses aside from. flxe'd' cKar'gesV U is paying only seventy, .ceiltS; on tlie dollar. New public improyemenits for which it was proposed' to- issue- bonds have been (abandoned; among-tliem the widening of' twelfth'street as, a start toward a realiration-6f � the "Chicago beautiful plan."- >io money- is � available for new equipment/ for the ^development, con-Setiueritly-Ahe firenten in certain dis-tncti^ run. to. fires with engines and appaj?atus'" sd'timc worn and dilapidated that- the n>en - fear that the jnachinery will fall to pieces before rt;hey get it to the scene ot the fires. The street and allfcy cleaning department 'is cut to the marrow. In fact-;all the agencies for municipal cleiinlirtcss and prbtfcctton ate cramped for funds,and groatly Impaired m service.. Despite all this, Chicago faces a debt of almost three million dollars,-which must-be paid out � of Its eorpofoto-funds,- unless relief is' given through- aibond issue. The-financlBfl sttlngency in -which the city -finds'itlifelf is the outcome of a decision 6r the  Supreme Court of Illinois last- year - ihterpret'.ng the '.luai Law, as providing that the in-tarpst and- sinking-fund on the city's bonded indebtedness shall beliicludcd .within the rate'limitations of the .'.lii.il law.'Through this decision the city found itself shouldered -ivith an unexpected -burden of $3,710,000. There are'iri'Chicago only five or six men who-are � reputed to know the i'evenue isystgrr.' ijf  the city thoroughly. Theyha-ve been'a-opcaied to, lb ipresont ja-pplutjon of the 'problem Tiow confronting' Chicago, and their answer is that there is no solution at ,tho present trme. This is takeii ,to mean'that for another year, the city must get along the best it can in its al-most ba-nkritpt condition. ' A 'Tea'.:p.osi^'e.sal.n.|| exquisite fi'fiihheas and fullnaiss of flavour hot fpund in other Tea*. X Pure and cilean - to a, .ti,�fv IN SitALCb 'teAO PACKCrS CNLY, Black, Green ai|d mixed. HE LETHJBRIDGF. DAILY HERALD TO SCARE MEXICO ? S� San Antonio, Tex., F-eb 17.- ? ? The .^rd Cavalry, from Fort > ? Houston, was ordered, from > ? Washington today, to hold 11- ? ? self, in readiness to entrain ? ? for Galveston, prepared for for- ? ? elgn service. 4* ? ? � ? ? ^ > .>.> 4. � ? *> * ? ?. Three . trainmen and -two pas.senger? w^re - iniilrpri. Both - trains are said to have bdfen running "at full.speed when.they came toge'th'ei-i ' The trains were - No. 3 passengerj west-^iound, and a freight coming east; The freight tram had orders indicating that N'o. 3 was running late.and to .protect herself. The . freight vmet two- or three other frsights between Banff; and Laggan and after passing the last freight, the trainmen . ap-parentiv forgot all about No.. 3 and went ahead. ,� . The two trains met about \ three miles west ot Banff. Both eni^ines were badly demolished and a hageas,e Black Silks . , ' Peau de Soio of good qual- flj 4 ^1% Ity;' 36 in. wide, per yd..... 9* Shantungs , .>Iatural shade and colors, Crt various'qualities, per yd, 75c. & ^ * Tamolines Stripes or plain colors; most CC*% Wanted shades; ijer yard...... OOC Sumiiiei" Lot Silks Silir jacquai'd, lovely soft silks ot dainty patterns. Blue, grey green, and Cft*� pinks. Per yard..................9UC Shoe Sale New Spring Dress Goods Are Here in Great Variety Novelty Suitings BEDFORD CORDS, WHIPCORDS, SERGES 1 TWEEDr, ETC., ALL NEW SHADES Dress Goods CASHMERES, SERGES AND OTHER LIGHT WEIGHT FABRICS It is already time to give notice that people who want to participate in the econ-OiiliCfcj oi Lilt; '-.'v Uiloi' oaiL! uL S'iiOiia, t;iu---i not delay. Tbis last two days of selling was such as to give emphasis to the words: "THERE ARE GOOD SHOES TO SAVE ON" Men's Shoes at......$5.25 �ViBcolized soles; Regular ?6.50 Men's Shoes at.......$3.90 Elk Hide, Bluchers; Regular ?5.00 Men's Shoes at ....... $3.65 storm Calf Bluchers; Regular |4.75 Men's Shoes at .......$3.15 Patent Bluchers of various styles; latest lasts; Regular ?4.50. Women's Shoes at____$2.85 Patent Bluchers, Viol Kid tops; several styles of McPhei-son Shoes; Re&ular ?3.76 Women's Shoes at .... $3.15 Several styles ot Russia Calf and Chocolate Bluchers; Regular ?4.50 Women's Shoes at____$3.95 Patent Button Shoes, cloth tops, lace shoes. Regular J5.25. Children's Shoes 25% Dis. Nursery Shoes, shoes of fancy leathers: assorted shades. Infant's Soft Sole Shoes 25% Discount Assorted Shades. argam Men's Negligee Shirts.... 75c Flannel Shirts and ordinary cotton fabrics some.' $2.00 and 53.00 shirts, others |1.2E and ^l�0. Men*8 Collars ...,........ 5c. Men's linen collars, usually sold at 16c and 20 cents. Men's Mufflers, 25c. Crochet Mufflers, white with blue or green borders; /egular ?1.00. Remnants Galore Wool Dress Ends, Prints and Ginghams, Silks, All Greatly Reduced Guesf Towels and Pillow Cases From Ireland The finest of linen from the great linen country and like all the Bentley Co.'b linens -^abHolutoly pure flax. The Pillow Casfes Handsomely embroidered, scalloped edge, plain linen hemstitched edge. ^ 4 40 and 42 inch; each......... 91 allU Guest ToAvels Handsome eyelet embroidery. CCa each........................... DOC, Embroidered Towels, with embroidery or damask finish scalloped edge. CO^ eaih',.;..... .............: -OUC- I The Bentley Co., Limited IDHPMI BRITISH FROM ARMY IS SUFFERING SHORTAGE OF REMOUNTS-CONDEMNING GOVERNMENT ^-Liollaoni'iJreb. 17.-The. statement is frfeely made here that in the event of car was broken up, but tli-; other cars'-'Avar England would find, herself eon- isiderably handicapped by a shortage ;ot cavalry mounts. The various ao- .,,'TALiftAT -BEY koyi ffiiVe't^to^^baP'lQ b\tllcts, with tho'MftpEnyeKlfBiiy;, killed Naz\m H0N.WALe-SCOrT SAW SIR J1E8 Toronto, Feb. 17;-^Hoh. Walter Scott, premier of Saskatch'ewan, liad a, conference with Sir, Jataes Whitney, today, regarding the .cdhfer�nce of proviucial .prime iujiilaf,ej'a' tb - be held some time during the-ne-^ct few months: A number of- matters wei-e .touched upon,. The provincial au'thoiritles will tako^a firmstand afeainsfany move of the part of the Dominion'to create machinery for -the : coastructlon, and maintenance ot highWayi?. ' They will also. protest against the iritorference of the federal government )Wth provincial legal machineryr ai^a the'unauthorized sale by the'jti^deral- gove'rn-ment of lands In the iew prorvlnces without the consent of the provinces which owns them.'. � - r United Farmers of Alberta ^Continued from front p^go). ^there, were pi-esent delegates from several of the local Farmfers' Unions' ,iu tho district, and tho greatest of good; feeling prevailed; ' ' ; Jjatdi'./on in th^::summer! a meeting of'jdelagiiies' from, various .labor ;oreaiiizatl6as'i 3n the provlne8':'lwBS held:.Aere.,wftli.,the; result.th'At thp Alberta Foderatipn of^LaUor was organ-jizedi i j!, 0.. Joije's,'vibe -president, of the. miners ,vyas-eleotW.president. ; The "riiinera'^do*ii'Qtvin.te�d 'to allov . any opporttmUy.'.to-sU#;l6'ally..themselves jinjore oldiigljr ^wlth- other; pro-c|uoers,.jn�^tije pro.v|noejand .lyheniPres-ideiit 'TregHl'us of Q|l^a?;yr,'i-represent-Ing the ^United 'Fariioi-s> :of'^Iberta BUggeato'd that he attend thev convention ^lere this week,'he .was :we,Jcpmed -v/ifh hoth haJhds."' 'it^ls^jiot'kiipVfh yet. when he will arrive. bivtUIsj'.presenco ;nt the convention :'Wlll..; be -the-^signal: for one-of the mosl; lm�ortaht dlsoirs-(ridns of the :wefak.::"'� ...... , , , did not leave the rails. The crew^ot the freight succeeded in jumping ^ti'd-escaped-injury, but the enginemon-^ndJi brakemen of the pa-s-oengpr .wp.rn'' -not (ioieti-es ^ve become positively alarm- so fortunate. Engineer McNab sustained; a. numr ied,at the apparent Indifference of the -war'department to the deficiency o� her. of severe bruises. Fireman'� Mc-I army- hor�es and several intluential Gtoe, the most seriously in|ured,,-was organizations are bringing pressure badly scalded about the face andr to bear on the government, whoso arnre and a collar bone brplien. |.'lipath^--haB caused som-ething akin to Hrakcfffan Barthors also was seriqus- ' '* ------ ly injured, three ribs and a cbilar bone: broken. Two passengers were 'sllglvtly^ jured and were taken to Banll.. NELSON INSIDE : o PROPERTY MOVING Nelson, B.C., Feb. IG.-Option^,.on' Nelson business property Involving* a' total of over $500,000, have 'beentafc-i^n.up and the . necessary payments made by the 'Winnipeg and,Moose Jay capitalists who tied up,the property, about.ninety days ago. . The'sales include soin-e of the host business property in'the city. :. Tlio most, prospwohs year in Nelson is anticipated. . BOARD DIDN'T MEET^ " The meeting of the exhibition bOa)-d called for today did not materialize owing to absence,of members. It-will be held at a later date. St. Patrick's Day Concert-The Seventeenth ot Quid Ireland >vill be suitably celebrated by the Lethbridgo Citizen's Band. A "concert will bo held in the Majestic. Theatre on Monday evening, Maj-cji-17. Many Irish selections are being prepared by the' band under the- (\ir^ eotlon of Mr. Cline.. The band:,wlli be ably assisted by some of the a-hlest:] Irish talent" In the city. , �, .' > : '> ? > *' * ' 'i^ .: BIG MOhMON GATHERING ? * -- '.-v > Cardston, , Feb. � 17.-The :' wore all of a most gratlfyln^";-^.lt.-la asserted that the government ;has!'�iiown an almost i criminal indifference to the large number of the .best brood mares which are being ex-ipofted to Germany and Prance, where jthfe breeder finds an..infinitely more jremun'erative market than he can in lEngland. Indeed, the indications are 'that breeding ot horses for army use lis dwindling, and is kept alive only by-the. foreign demand., ... ' j^'Aiid -Stijlvmoio surprising is-the public 'ihaitference to the. whole subject. Statistics-.|t�ll of enormous sums ot iinpney.iEpent on army ..horses without ;br'lngin-g any-improvem-3nt in resources 'Of jthe country., . It is estimated -that in the last eleven years more : than :$JIOP,000,000 has, been spent, andi ryi^t--there'.are only 32000:horses, of which l\),000 are over 13 year's of age. HAMIDIEH'S" BOW AWASH AFTEU BULGAEIAN TORPEDO ' HIT. OnjNovember :7nd, the Turkish protected cruiser ''Hamldleh'V^^T8t(il^^edatOiConstantinople and entered the,-docksi^ In this.condition. Sivehad been badly damaged by.theBulgarran.;-torpedo.-.boats. It la notablethat.thls ship, after;?,:, being duly repaired, went forth and sank the Greek cruiser ''Macedonia.' '--^ ^ In ,recent years . many remedies f terest, but the most .the War pffice i co-operate with the Board of AgrlcuUv,, have been propounded to solve ,the has done is to move it? ''gracious con- ture in an attempt to produce fljnems'i shortage problem', and ,the Board ot, sent'.' to the acceptance � of two "horse : thoroughbred which shall excel'"-liiSj; Agriculture has Shown some little In-) farms," and to appoint two ofllcersitoi bone rather than in pace. ' mm ,J 'i C H A R D, M A R8 H i|||^p|''.i^l;; Ob you .know hlm7 , He eft his [hoiiieijfr-Toronto lasti! July^i;ane) iwas last ^heaAd from at. Lauderli^l^a^ltobaf biiii^i has lately completely; disappeared, :rt,|S iWlftf'Is'advertislng In theTpers'onar ;'co|umn8}'rof;; many-Canadian- ;papera^ ^e'zjBtij'^d ,'West,: advising him .that'lhls! Kttle'^jiaitahter^ Is ver)r Hi and Js; con-�J.Ul^'u�illv cpylna for herdaddy, � V f'#� ' Grain Growers Plebiscite Is An Important Question , � . . � - . . -i - ; . ... . .�� ., , .,- . :. � " ,�, . .f:':..-..iV:,,-V,1 On Septemb&r 25 last The Grain GiWers Guide published the eight questions .given .below and- aslwd! :4tSii: " readers to consider, thsm carefully and be prepared'to.vote'on them later. On- December -11 the official ibaUot'-,: appeared in'The Guide and has been marked by 4080 reader*. The result of the vote Is here sho-wn in d�talliibys. -.provinces: . . -. � .. - � � '',,�,' i . . , ' , > . e>f;tending the frapchiSe to women on equal ternip with roeu? '" '' 1^ I* m $1. 40 7507 2 16 ;