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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, January 2, 1013. THE LETHBKIDGE DAILY HERALD Typewriter Baraaim REMINGTON, SMITH-PREMIER AND OTHER MAKES. Latest models; visible writing. Nearly new. Taken in exchange for Underwoods. Your choice. ! $50 United Typewriter Co, Limited. HULL BLOCK LETHBRIDGE- HE STREE Carrying' close to a half-million passengers, or a daily average of 4,1-60, the Lethbridge Municipal Railway closed 'the year 1!>12 'with something to the good over the 320,000.mark set a few days ago. One hundred and fifteen days of operation have given o fairly good indication of the future of the street railway, and those indications are bright. As the actual operating cost has not yet been arrived at, owing to changes in the power station, it is impossible to tell what the cost of running the system for 115 days has been. However, the approximate daily expense has been set at $190, or $21,850 for the time the Sjotem has been in operation. The statement as iBsued by the department today, is as follows: Total passengers........ 4T8,:!fl4 Total earnings........ $20,7.27.17 Average daily passengers .. -l.lfifi Average daily earnings .. ... 31S0.21 The above included $b71.05 advertising revenue. It will, therefore, be seen that, if the estimated operatingi expense is correct, the city has been losing a little less than ten dollars per day. The December report compares intfat favorably with that of November, showing almost 25 per cent.'increase. The report follows: Dec. Nov. Total passengers .. 131,134 105,882 Tot?;l earnings.'. \. $5567.96 34500.75 Avge, daily pas..... 4,230 3,529 Avge. daily earn... 3 17f�.(il 3 150.02 . The December average daily passengers is, then, 70 in excess of the average for the year. SIET CI HAD A IK E Only the quickness of the motor-man on one of the blue line cars prevented an accident at the 13th St. crossing a couple of days ago. With about 20 people on board, the car was proceeding on its way, and not receiving any signal,from the watchman, was within a lew feet of the crossing'.when a big switch engine � claimed the right oj way and came tearing across -the crossing. ,The mo-torman applied the, emergency brakes and brought tbe*car to a stop within two feet of the C.P.R. .traoksafon investigation .it was found vfflafc the watchman was-not'in his'place, and had an accident* occurred, it would have been hard - to place the blame, us the motorman. was. perfectly right-in proceeding when .no i>;,* signalled to. stop. ' ', / Tvlavor Hav.�i.e. was. among those-on ^ board. ^ :� .; >.?, .> * PREMIERS TO MEET � > ',(' London, Jan'. 2.-A- despatch ? to the Dally Mail from Bel- ? grade, says that--a: meeting has-;, ? been fixed^fp'rtr January 3, Nlsh, betweBn;|fI; .PachitcH and," | i-M. .Ou�obiiff(.^��^|i ? �>'? v K* ? �J� � 'Iriii iiiirTiSii RIKiERS BROS. j.'fhvflbraniCiajcuown wbeare nuptials this evening, when he will be assisted by Rev. J. E. Murrel-Wright. * * # Mrs. Willianf Masson, 409 Fourth St., was hostess of a New Year's Eve dance, when, a-jolly'time was spent by thirty young Scotch guests. Inviting viands were served by the-hostess, and the whole affair was decidedly pleas'iiig si * * '['he engagement is announced in London of Capt. Robert Wood, the , Royal Warwickshire Regiment, to 1 the Hon. Marion Ashton, eldest daughter of Lord Ashton, of Hyde. Capt. Wood is a son of the late Thos. R. Wood, of Toronto. I Mrs. G-.'-L. 'Williams was hostess of I a delightful whist drive last evening, j when three tables were made up. Mr. and Mrs. Moekford carried- off the pretty favors, while the consolations went to Miss Ritchie and Mr. Cameron. At tiie conclusion of the game dainty refreshments were served. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. Mock-ford, Mr. and Mrs. Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Chainey, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, Miss Ritchie, Mr. Snails, Mr. Cameron and Mr; Thompson. The dance, given on New Year's Eve by the Daughters and Maids of Mr. Mrs. H. Warman entertained at (rinuer on New Year's Eve to see the old year out and the new year it.. The dining room was adorned witli Christmas decorations, while rc" | yellow chrysanthemums, centred ' the | board, where covers were laid for the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. f. J. Sm-irl, Mr. and Mrs. A. Brown, the Mi&.ws Slouch', McCullough, Taylor am! Smith and Messrs. George Freed, I'M ward Freed, R. Chapman and Cole. An enioyable time was spent by the guens, the Kinging of Auld Lang Syne brining 4.he piea&a.-'t c�nt> Su a close. " ' ' Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Foster left this moi ,ing on an extended trip to Sal-j em, On?. Mr. and Mrs. James Niven, of Calgary, are guests with Mr. and' Mm R; Niven, br. -.� * * Mr. Ryan, of Macleod, was a New Year's visitor with his sister, Mrs. L. G. Del'eber. o o * A large number of the younger gentlemen carried out the time-honored custom of paying Now Year's calls yesterday, when happy greetings and good wishes were exchanged. � �  Mrs. C. F. P. Conybeare kindly requests tho guests at the Fisher-Cony-beare wedding this evening to drive to the door of the Parish Hall, immediately next St. Augustin's Church. Wraps may be left in the hall in charge of a maid, and the guests enter the church from the hall.    Mr. and Mrs. Peacock,_ qf. Stafford-ville, were the host and hostess of a large dinner party on New Year's Eve. Mrs. Peacock received her guests wearing a handsome blue velvet gown. An enjoyable evening was spent in dancing and games. MISS LETHBRIDGE'S 1913 REVERIE It Miss Lethbridge sat and watched the* Old Year die; !; The-Spirit of the New Year hovered by, And coming closer, whispered in her �ar, What is your wish for this, the coming year? Miss Lethbridge, startled from her dreams, Was strongly tempted to indulge in screams, But, thinking show of courage would be best. She turned instead towards her unseen guest "Oh Spirit of the year one nine one three, 1 thank you for this friendly call," said she. "And as for what I wish, I'm not qui to sure, 'Twould not be greedy if I asked for more, For in the past so favored I have been, That in the 'Southern country, I'm ca,lled the Queen. My boulevards, my parks, rny streets so wide. Are e'en the envybf the country-side. I own ray street cars, plants for light and water. Some say that 1'rd" Alberta's fairest daughter. All my investments ar-ei regarded sound, 'Safe as the bank', is how the word goes round. There are some folic, of course, seek to defame That best of my possessions-my good name. As soon would pistol shots disturb Gibraltar, As these poor brainless things my progress falter. I know of naught that aaould my spirit grieve, And I am full of thanks .this New Year's Eve. My skipper in the year soon to be dead. Methought too often called 'Full steam ahead.' And oft I suffered frohi such scares and shocks, I thought for sure he'd run us on the rocks. But Fortune, ever smiling on the brave, Bids me approve the �orderB that be gave. And yet. commends,me to a course more tardy, And thus instructed; I've appointed Hardle. He'll steer a careful course, I have no doubt, And prove his worth before the year is out. My trade is. good, my bank returns will show. How year by year, and step by step I grow. Examine' ail my records and you will find, To me Dame Fortune has'been very kind. My counsellors are all true men and steady, To give their best advice are ever ready. They'll give hie very .ehortiy, I am told, N A charter new, and mpny plans unfold. All with a view of helping me maintain, My prond posjtion in this Southern'Plain. . My P'lice Department, reorganized "and clean, Presents a better system than has been. '>l�*pm old time sentiment to learning rare, """15" now assumes the" raaslaterial chair." ;: ' " - - * : * �l> One cmesTion, 'fepTrit, ere you seek to go, Ir win admit one thing I'd- like to know.  It .you are going to bring me very soon, Another raliroaa, 'twoulil, such, a boon! The Spirit moved, and, coming very near, Saia^very softly, Hush! Pve got him. hero! jlVfiss Lethbridge, startled, stared see, The" New Year hand;in-haivd with the Q. T. P. 'Ph.e Spirits 'vanished, but she caught afar, This nlessage-and perhaps the C. N. H. .'�'.��' . ' S -Frank WaddingWn. / Mrs. J. Joyce e-ntcrtained on New Year's Eve; ;ji ho-.ior of her son, Master Sidney'^ birthday. Games and music were in order, and in the evening additional guests; came in, to the number of one hundred in all. The party attended the watch-night service conducted by Ensign Andrews. * *  Mrs. Peter Ashcroft entertained at a whist party last evening. Five tables were made up, and the prizes went to Mrs. W. Weber and Mr. C. Ledingham, while the consolations were awarded Mrs. W. Smith and Mr. E. Semister. A dainty lunch was served, at the midnight hour, after which music by Mr. W. Bennett was much enjoyed. * * * MisB A. U. Miller, who has been the guest of Mrs. N. J. Schweitzer for the past ten days, left this afternqon for a bIx weeks' visit at Drumhtller, Aita. * * * Quite one of the .'ollissr. of children's holiday time parties was that a' which the Misses AUcen. and Ethel Jones entertained about twenty of Their little friends at their home, 623 Ninth street South yesterday afternoon. Games were played until tea-time, when the young guests bH-4Qwji to-a- h uwytu��o -fOflot" -af-Rood things, after which music and games occupied the time until seven-thirty, when each little guest .was tho recipient- of a ",ift from a splendid Christmas-Ofo.- [...^ ai, Might o'clock- the children departed, having' had, as one of the young misses expressed it, "just a dandy time." Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Fetteriy entertained at a bright dinner party last evening. Christmas decorations were effective, the board being centred with a basket of primroses, while vases of hyacinths were placed at the corners, to which crimson ribbon stretched from tiie electrolier. Covers were laid for the host and hostess, Mrs. T., R. Davids* , Dr. and Mrs. O. J. Court- j ice, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Terrtli, and Mr. and Mrs. Rhynd Jamieson. �   Mrs. J. T. Vallanee was hostess of a whist last evening, when five ta- \ bles were in play. The hostess 'welcomed her guests wearing grey silk ninon over yellow. Mr. Meldrum carried off the trophy, while Mr. C. W. Manson secured the consolation. Three guessing contests were a feature, Mrs. M. K. Kaake, Miss Florence Phillips and Mr. Cruttenden winning the pretty favors. Choice viands were served by the hostess, after which Mr. and Mrs. Meldrum and Mr. itofiiwell sang, their beautiful voices delighting those pve: sent. ""',- * . . # * Twenty guests came in response to invitations issued- by Mrs. E. A. Sw-ert and thoroughly enjoyed her house dance on New Y'ear's Eve-. The hostess received her visitors wearing a smart costume of vieux rose ailk, while her sister, Miss Shaw, was gowned in a� dainty white silk' frock elaborated with lace. . The cosy sitting out'" room' was aglow with chrysanthemums, while the supper room was done in Christmas crimson and green, the table being very pretty with scarlet carnations and candles. Music was supplied by Miss Wright, pianist, and the affair was a happy way of spending the closing hours of-1912, and welcoming 1"913. �   The first annual social- and dance, which was held in Unity hall on New Year's Eve, under the auspices of "Comet Lodge'-' 289, Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, proved to be a decided success. One hundred and .twenty guests were in attendance. The social part of the program was given by the Carmen, Mrs. Jarvts, Mr. H. Ford-, Mr. ,Jarvis, .: Mr., A^olphson, while fine selections were given by the Carmen's Trio and Messrs. Shipman, Iialsall and Searjeant. Mrs. II. Jarvis, who was gowned in black silk voile, officiated at the piauo. The Misses Moova gave valuable assistance on the piano dnd violin, while Miss Arnold by special request rendered several fine piano numbers'. Mrs. A. Hall wore grey silk voile ; Mrs. A. A. Smith, 'cream silk ; Miss Divon (L'ondon, England),, blue voile, and Miss Annie Dixon, brown silk. Great praise is due the'committee, whose efforts were marked with such' success. * * * A very happy event was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Lead-better on New Year's Day, when they celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding. Six children, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Alex. Scott, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Da'w-son, Mrs. William Scott and .Mr. George Leadbetter were present at the dinner party. Other guests were Mrs. George Leadbetter,, Mr. Alex. Scott, Mr. DawBon, JMr. William Scott and Mr. Thomas. The whole party, including chilureh, grandchildren,' and one great grandchild, numbered twenty-four. �  , Th� children presented their parents with a handsome brass bed, when th6 following address was read by Mrs. William Scott: "To dear Father and Mother,-it is with feelings of pleasure and pride that we meet on this occasion to celebrate^ the anniversary of your go|deu wed'dipg. Please accept this gift as a small token of our sincere love and regnrdfor you; and we hope tbe Giver of all good-gifts In His great goodness will spare--you both"' to -ttake comfort �(9U%..ot, Jor a good ,.manywX�aj�.�nd ail Kidney and Liver troubles. They Vacr-promptly and effectively.ancF' Friday and Saturday These money-saving items define the word "bargain" in the best and truest sense. They are cheap because worth is coupled with low price You can Save Money Here Children's School Dresses CHILDREN'S SCHOOL DRESSES in black and white cheeky *nd plaids. Values up to $2.00. *4 4B Friday and Saturday........................... 3� I jfc*J CHILDREN'S ALL WOOL SCOTCH PLAID DRESSES-Also plain colors, navy and red; Value up to J2.00 9fZ, Friday and Saturday.....................>......... * � JjGr5# CHILDREN'S DRESSES IN ALL WOOL SERGES-Colors'brown, navy, red and grey; also navy, serge, sailor dresses trimmed white braid with kilted skirts for girls up tol2 years fl?9 QE of age. Reg. up to $7.00; Friday and Saturday ..... Ladies' Skirts SPECIAL LINE OF BLACK SATEEN UNDERSKIRTS 0 and ?1.75. Friday and Saturday.................... and SSCk green. $1.25 Men's Half Hose 4n Heather and black $1.00 MEN'S SCOTCH FINGERING HALF HOSE-all sizes. Regular 35 cents per Pair. Friday and Saturday Five pa Ira for....... Gloves MEN'S TAN DOG-SKIN GLOVES, lined wool; all sizes fl�