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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOr.UME VI. TWELVE PAGES Letlibridffe, Alberta. Saturday, February 22,1913 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 62 I V GBTIRKA Bypy Hon, G: R. Mtchell Pre-. sents a Meaty Report �  to the Legislature ' FtoADS AND BRIDGES Rapid Influx of Settlers Causes General Hustle-Mines and Boilers Acts Edmoaton, Feb. 21.-The rapid railway coaStriiotlon and extenalye set-tlenieiit 'which have taken place lu the province duTing the last few years is causing a large number ot new towna ,. to spring up, and Incidentally alter-naitilng th� trend of traffic and has caused a great rt�al of extra work in opening up new roads for the ipubllo �works department of the provincial government, wa* noted In the annual report of the Public Works Depart-mtnt, tabled in ,the Legislature by Hon. Chas. R. Mitchell, Minister of �Publio Works. During the year, the department did work on 472 bridges, 124 being repaired, while 337 new iwooden bridges, were constructed. Six steel bridges were completed during the yeav, the moat Important being the Pembina Bridge at Belvedere over the Little Bow River, east of Oarman-ga.y, and over the Little Red Deer River, east of Olds; while work was commenced on etoel bridges- over Sheep Creek, at Okofoks; over Battle River north of Ohavln, and also north 'of Bdgerton; over .the Little Red SBCr River, west of InniEfall, and over ediolne River, north of MarkerviHe. Forty-nin.Q"ferrle8 operated during the season-free of -charge durlng^--thef UouTft from- 7 to 6. after which the lis-j ual',j;oll8 were charged. ; , ! . Trunk Road Work A large amount of trunk road work . was done liy the department. The ; policy of the, department has, not. been �''Ji ito. build maca'dam-roads, but to make usp- -of ,-th6'~b*st'" available mateiaal J Tvllliout incurring- the,expense of vshlp', ,' ping.by rail. Work done on the roadsl ' other than trunk .roads conslste and other foreign countries. � Twenty iper> cent, of the hollers: In the province hav�;been built to these regulations; The chief, holler inspector has under. Bupervlsiop, soma 160,000; /bolM-horserpowjer, of which 44 per , -cent, is belrijgiusedi. for development .,and .Industrial-purposes, and 18 per cent. In tJie-operation of-coal-mlties. , Notwlths-t-anding. the largely increas-. V ed nuiihei' of, holler plants' in operation thetw Were no, accidents causing :loss of life and serious injuries. OVER I:� fi.W. LINE RUI^ORRD THAT IS REASON FOR THE yiSIT;OF C.W. CROSS TO . " TORONTO Toronto, Onl , Feb. 22.-The Win? nipeg report thai, the Canadian Northern railway" oompanv ,.w,ould take over'the Alheriia and Great Waterway rail^Ayi, '{.nvolved ; in ' the suit which went' la the, PnVy, .CounoU laok^ ofllcial confirmation here." Sir Donald Msnn stated .today that Iloti C. W. Cross, attori)Qy-gene,Iarfor,Al' berta, wHo Has )Deen in -the'city."the past tew da),s,'had not raontioued the ,m(itte'r, although It was rumored m , ,'w[nnlpes tliat -the -govornment was  /ai{vigu�, to have the O-N.R. take ov- HON. C. R. IVHTCHELl. Alborta'.s Minister of^'Public Works, wfho l8 steadx on the job'providing roads and bridges for^.the-seittlfrrs' BIG END TERRIFIC SNOW. STORM CARRIES DOWN WIRES:AND DOES �-�J-.. GREAT DAMAGE ; . The usual big storm which generally marks,the ending.oi winter inrthe �centralj yei^t.y h^t .Chicago; yesterday �and." siajjco "ji. q.'qidpV -last night there has not becff'a'lme o� telographio-;ser-vlce available �rom''the big city-�The associated : press ,';detvrce Is distributed 'from �Cfiic&p^aJT5v|iFy"^wt^^ ~ls' down east |n^wiI?!5;jlK v^arts ot the .states the-- storm .ieaofied,unusual vio- ," iThe, storm had not reached Western Canada; except fringes : of southern Manitoba, but there: .was a ' big drop in temperatures 'last -night, eighteen below zero being rekched" at Winnipeg. ' : .. : � � ilOISFAR. FROM SEHtED SOME OF THE REBEL.S ARE :flOT SATISFIED WITH HUERTA AS PRESIDENT Mexico City, Fob. (22.-'Acceptance of the new administration in Mexico IS not so generalvas ^twas .'at first thought. To; the: totes of vCoahuila, iSonora and Yucatan,:;Wjiich' from the moment of the overthrow; of '^yrapcis-coMadero declared f they were not in accord with th* now conditions, mtist now bo added ' part-.;of' the state of Oazaca where the Serrano Indians havoi refused ^to, recognize,! ? ? � ? ? > 'NEW STATIONS IN SOUTH �^ �-- ~i ^ . ; Five new stations' wlU b'e. buljt by'therciP.R. in Southern Alberta this year to bet sltujijied' at Coaldale,. ptjxllAg.J Nofilje, , Warner and Parkland. At 'none of'these pbinfs la.ther^^a depot In keeping'wlth,.tlie--V'oluino ot,";: business -tranfiaofed, and the company finds -It .n^esSftry? to, undertake the,.w.oj^lt^ ^.^[h. J , � ; : : ; ? '*, "i* ? ^ That is Vision Held Out By Experts Who Know Field Som^ Data Which Will Cause Some Thinking to be Done Xs Lethbridge . overlooking its one beet bet in Its campaign lor cheap power?  Is producer gas the future source of power In this district, and what will Its use mean to Lethbridge? Has Letlibrldge lying latent millions of feet of five cent gas for sale? - When Mayor Hardle mentioned in the city council moetlng the other evening that he believed producer gas would be the ultimate solution of the power -problem in Lethbridge, he started a tram of thought which will probably lead to a thorough investigation of these possibilities. In order to goln some idea of the possibilities in the direction Indicated by the Mayo/, the Herald called on several of the coal experts connected with the various mines in the immediate district, and although they 'would not give their names for publication, and were not prepared to go into minute details, the following striking facts -were revealed: : At the present time there are five hundred tons of sla-ck coal per day from the five mines in the district practically going to waste. One ton of slack coal will produce approximately 75,000 feet of ^producer gas.- Wlth slack coal at 50 cents per ton, C'roducer gas can be manufactured at ithree cents per thousand. It can be sold at five cents per thousand and make a ^ood profit. The volume ot gas produced from one-4oa-�&'BlBck>coal7 if used in a producer gas engine, glves/twloe the effi-, ciency of .the same'amount of coal under a boiler. ^ It would, therefore,' be more than trie equlvalenit of'slacJc coal at 25 cents per ton.. The cost' of installing a producer.: gas power plant Is slightly highei^than for a steam plant, but the cost of oJ>-^ tratlon is slightly lower. ' Producer gas engines have been brought to a high state of efficiency in: European countries. Producer gas has better explosive; qualities In engines than natural gas, but for heating purposes, the, ^ffl-olen'cy of natural gas Is about five times that produced, from coal. Will Revolutionize Power Problejn . Prom the foregoing, it will be seen that the possibilities of produce-r gas In the vicinity of Lethbridge are almost undreamed of. * ' ; "I believe it will eventually; revolutionize the power question here," said one expert this morning, "and .U seo no reason 'why Lethbridge shQuld not take immense strides-in the. Industrial world once the possibilities , of the field are proven." . ; In'side five years, the coal output from the Lethbridge field will be mere than doubled. This �will mean that there' will be one thousand tons at least of slack available dally.^ On-a ,very conservative estimate this will generate 50,000,000 feet of producer gas'a day, which, sold at 5 cenits'^^per lOOO feet, would be worth |260b. / If 5000 feet of producer gas is equal lu heating value to 1000, feet of natural gas, it is seen that natural gas: rould ha-ve to be sold at 25 cents per JOOO to comipete with the producer gas lor dom-estlc purposes. , . :i ( (Continued oh paga 7) , C. p. K. Have Handled the Situation This Year in Fine Shape Reports from Many District^ which Tell Most . Gratifying Story Point Cars Brant.......: Bow Island . .. BuTdett ... .... Carlstadt .. ... Cardston .. ... Champion .. .. Cheadle.....� Chin ....... Coaldale..... Dunmore ..- liinslgn....... Granum..... Lathom .... .. Langdon ..... Macleod .... . Milk River .. . Monarch...... Nightengale ... Noble .. .. Okotoks...... Parkland .. ... Pearoe........ Purple 'Springs Strathmore .... Swastika .. ... TabfSr'.... '.... Tillejf .. ... .. Tudor......., Whitla_____ .. shipped 200 ... 344 ... 200 ... SO ... 139 . .. 267 ... 131 ... 60 .-.. 43 ... 26 ... To ship ..... 0 .....102 ..... 60 ..... 25 ..... 63 ..... 50 ..... 41 168 12 ,185 il8G 146 140 62 15S 95 108 58 103' 154 50 1150 17 110 52 . 60 . 0 . 0 . 110 . 15 .151 . 50 . 50 . 176 . 21 . 25 . 100 . 260 . 7 . 63 . 44 . 15 . 330 . 18 . 100 . 6 .1958 Totals,.. .... 4581 ... 1 Although comj^lalnts are occasionally heard from sgme points in South-eirn Alberta aholifi the scaTcIty^of cars, the sltuationr.tBls" year Is so ilmmeas-urably -t^eltsitefthan la past, .-seasons, that tlie C:P.H'. "have reason to> feel proud of tlw Jiew r�� \, i , \y \p a','poi'^t ill '-section eight, in; :towhship/ten In range sixteen ; thence m 'a "mirtherly � 'direction HhroUfeh .point, in sectiori three in township twelve in v range sixteen ; thence south-easterly crossing.the Belly Biv-er, at a point, in, or near section two in township, twelve.- m range sixteen; thence in a ' northerly direction through ^township'twelve in range six-. teen; thonfte'n'ortli-:.easterly tO'^a point in or near, -flection- twelve in : to'wnr ship thirt;een in-range sixteen on tiie Suflield.;.,ii^l0nc))^' ,(3f .the Canadian Ba-ciflcRailway;;'.crossing the said ralk wa,/ ,at iKis'--"'ppiiit'', the^nce "notth-,weste/ly4Wougll^ ��township ^^t ,.in rapg^,:.;Sis|e#5'township fourtefn'in range seyoujteon^vto.' a ppint- in ,pr ^ijear ,sectioft;:.thir|^rnp3; )ii' tow.ngliip fllteon in range-seyeulieenrv'tlieaae' ndrth-castcrly thrbuHhVtbwnslilp' sixteen -in range; g^jrent'c�^^"^;"*>n^ sectloi' ili-raii Winnipeg, Feb. 22.-Winnipeg and district has recorded the coldest weather during the last forty--eight'hours, Thursday night the temperature was down to 18 below zero, while mght sixteen .below was exgerienced. . Qu'Appelle was the 'coldest. sDOt'jn Sasliatchewan, where " the > moroury: .-tool{ a dip to ten.b'elow, while ftt;-'RB^ �giiia and Moose .Jaw :>the .thsrttiiom-eter registered six beloAV- resjjapjiively. | At Prince Albert and. S-wif-t-'Gurrent j milder wcatlier was- - the oidetj. rat hoth places six above-heiiig".: the: coldest. .' � ,. ' ',, A'lberta corresponds - with";S|iiBk^^^ii^ ewan, Lethbridge being:,: thc'oVlf.pJljliif. where below zero weather -w-as./,ex-!| per^enced. Edmonton,;;,Calgari^'" '-arid -Medicine, IJiit all record tour,' above as the, severest. > ', , Light snowfalls have fallen throughout Alberta and Western ;:.Sdskatche-won. While m eastern: Saskatchewan and Manitoba it has- continued fine. The forecast for today is fine and decidedly cold, with the, same- for Sunday, while light, local  .snowfalls arc promised in Saskatchewan : and Alberta. HALDiE -0 CROSS POND WILL BE GUE8T AT.THE Al^NUAL , GATHERINQ OF, AIVIERICAN' ' , BAR ASSOCIATION London, Feb. 22.-r:The ..American Bar association will-have,' tliis-summer, th'e honor of entertaining -Viscount 'Haldane, the Lord ..High'. Ghan-cellor of Gr^at Britain,,at-its aniiuai meeting to be held this yearin Jilon-tre.al on September 1,' The Viscount willdeliver an , address. He has already acce.pted the invitation'., �.. �,�,,,,'.;', �^^fhen Frank B. Kellpgg, of St. Paul,' who was special coune^l^of the' United Sta-tes in tho Standard'Oil and other important cases under ^the [email protected] Act, and the presidenj:! of the--American Bar Association, .oamV'tp. England a month ago, on a special mlSEioh. ib; Induce Viscount Haldanejtoaccept'the; Invitation,' he was acoompanied; by. the' gloomiest of pTOspecta. qf^^succesj^jVs, Mr. Kellogg was ,'riot" ^Iscourf^g'ed, however, as he was. well,etiulppediwith: letters from the lead^ng',statesman-arid: lawyers o-f the Unlt^dxStateB'andL Canada. -H-o .ttated'hjs' mission ,'�nd^ the many difficulties in the �fay-of-an vacj. ceptance 'wer� pointeid'^tit to'Mm-f'.': i;"^: Lord'Haldane.-was %lfllhg,how6Vei'J" and Premier Asqulth, "WlJiBfon/cHurgh 111 and Iothsrs: most' cdrdlally'approv�d hlS: .going:, The: d^'ctsio'^.^yjhO'yeVet.-had to be lent to the king, wiip ;aYe his unqualified asseht 'aiSd permltte'd Vlsepunt Haldane to' accep(:' the" inVl.: ta"on. _.; LARS PETERSEN.. QAPTURED ; sen -wai rcaptured'itlil,s.�::^fterhoon''near Marengo on the.C N^*..R'��0^1gary,ain? by the R. N.'fW.-M.-.P.^^affjBV'E^n. efct,t: (luring'which'f-the foii*'.�j^A^te.i'n vJ iQbes, ai^dp:>�iay of the n'9Vttiern''8tates �jvere -;ST:^ttrefli �-In' ''a'[seayeh/ tpj: /'th^,; .yonng.?i0eatidJpayl�Oi-�i|';^^^ bif a"" charge, of ."niprdey.lngjqne^^mji^^, and assaulting anothdr'?* i'-'' '. V Edmonton, Feb. 21.-Today was ,j auotl^er quiet day in the provincial legislature. After a brief session the :';| house adjourned until Monday. Sit ,::| private bills came up for second read- -U ing including the" act respecting the / town of Red Deer. The mines apt ' t| should have had a second reading, :;:| but tlie minister ot public works said that It was not yet ready to be read | a second time, and it will probably, '{ come up again Monday. The agricul-. ' tural schools act was read a first v| time, and on motion of Hon- Duncan., Mairshall, the second reading hasheen' | fi.ved for Thursday. The bill defines i, agricultural scliools referred to imdec, the act as a school lot the purpose,;,: of teaching practical and, acientific .'.\' farming;, household economy, domes.- :;f| tic science, and other .subjects as the . i'l board of agricultural education shall;? '| prescribe. A school may be estab-: three years, '\ will bo composed of nine members, ap.;'-.pointed by the; Lieutenant-Governor-r; ;; ; iniCpuncil, and they -; will .'outlln& '^Ij �practical and? scientific wotk to^:f.:be;" done by the students, prcscriheC tthft-courses- of study,-: appoint '-exapstoer^'.^Jv' iiand in additiin; be ari advisOT.yv,40a*^?''i'�i to aid the miniBtctjn.�Jiiagric�Il%r^ education. Full .controlof-,jihe- se^^i^i^^-�'i^ is / invested 'in thBiifflinistry:.^ScHi(oIs5{;Sj!a are to be erected by the {lUblvc worksv , departtaent and the costs to-be p'atd oiit of "the general revenue and''''su6li cS 'funds as raav be:aYailable:{6r;agrioulJ ^ Dr. Stewart, Lethbridge ,City,;.;;h� given notice that on Tuesday he' "Will ask the governnient .m respect; of .how\ j many miles.'of'; the: follo.wins;.' linet. � has the . goyernment guaranteed :;;i^tho | bonds of the T. P., branoh'.lmesr | company for the line on the,-western > dlvisipn,ibetween. Ill; and r'113tlifa:;de-grees. of longitude ' to Calgary .'and. "' thence Ho the southern boundary, of ; the pi;pvince near Coutts ; also" 'loD , the llfte from a point on the &.T.P. ! brahch line 'betweep.. Oalgaxyr?;and f Lethbridge, such; point belngKiittia | no^th-easterly : direction from 'kMws- I leod,' to or: near Macleod. 5feora'l&d : wants to know for what portioni.-i:of ? said lines haye bonds been .sold and ; when; further, hoW'many.miles,';-:vftot \ the, Canadian,' Northern: raiI\yay.Y': has\ been guaranteed under . legislationkol the 1009 session. , ^ . K% , John Kemmis, Plncher.Greek,-;;!.iwlll ask'in respect to dnportationi'bt/oat^'i tie into. Alberta during; 1912.' _ ,'^ ' -I Bills read a second, time " -ytare 3 Douglas c] ub, K nights:;: of'  Cdlujiihus. club, Central. Canadian - railway.4xbfe- 41 �A puny. Alberta Jockey plub, Alberta'' ladies' college, toiyhiOfRed Beer'.'^i- . FOmUR YiRS' IN M'SERViGE LORD KN0LLY8, SECRETARY TO f KING GEORGE, WILL RETIRE -HIS HONORABLE CAREER London, Feb. 22.-Lord Knollys is, about tp resign as'secretary to^ the' King because of ag,e. He has been an pfflcer 'in- the Royal household 'for ''\^ * years. ^ ' ; " Lprd. Francis I-viioUys Va^.,been',prv-j vate secretary to King^Gc.ors'sj^lce; the l5ittej;'s accession ,to the, thrpne in 1010, and "prior.-to, that he/^epvedi. C9At>niiously f.s prWate^se'crBtarv -to the King's father',froii??3|:?,0..'He Lotd-.KnpUys -was.-ereata eount^in lQ)i.>i ^id-.tha;-pfjtJaWanl ihri�i%4l'i 'Bnj)^'.*hen*;ie' fvoni 74 03 33 0 9945 ;