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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta \ OIIIME VII. RE DESMED ALL BUSINESS PLACES ! _ _ i I Town of Didsbiiry Suffers From I a New Year's Day Con- 1 J flagiation CALGARY HELPED ' Eire Brigade Answered Call for I Assistance and Aided in Quenching Flames liiilsliiity, 1 � - l'>�: v slori', hu.-im'ss Ikiii:-.!;, Ih'Ii'I, iuni pl.u'e ot ;,iiii).--,oiiu'nl in tl"- touii m liidslmiy v, (Ii'sti'oycil l)y ,i licnc, imtjDVorii lirf "liicii hi.ilie mil i.n New \ i'ai's niciriiiiii; :ii -i-'-iO ;ii'I iml^ciI for Ihif-'O hours. .Not a single pKirc of Ijiisiiioss ill till' to"-11 i('i::.iiii.,. No ,1 csiiipiiccs were di'.slrovcd, .mil imich .1,1 llie i'otilents oi Uii' s .ui', wpic [s.ivcil. .\o persuii u,is in v. ay in-jiiieil by tlic tiv. TIk' !:ie lirokc oiii alioii; .; ai, and '.'as ;irst discovert 11 by a lunk clerk �\,lio :,a\v tlip oiitbrcik in tlic rear of ihc liiiou tlicatrp, a inoMii;; iiittuvo r.iiitoni. 11 bpreail villi -real rapid-ami before the �\oliiiiirci lire liri-,i,a(le, with iis iairly gomi eiiuipiiu'iit, f;i)t a cliaiiee to ( mtrul M, had spread rapiiHy thriiU::hoi;' ihe bUjck. A west vviml \va-. i)lov, inn; m, the time, whicli was ilis..iitrMi!s t,, ihe hope.s of saviiii; any pirl of the eiiv. The lirenieii couUl iioi;lUln the lire heeaii.sc of the very ^,r>at heat, wliii.h a.^ so intense that it; riossed tlio street and caii.Hcd the (ijtlircak in ihe lintel. The iiialiirily of the lUildings were (111 the main .street o' ihe inun, which runs north and s.utli from li:e r.iihva) italion. Sli.iet's store, iviiieh is opposite the satioii, idiins 'iiie block of buildings, ;n(l the utiiei-iiliiek which wav, destro;cd is across i!ie road from Studer's When the lilaze was discovered the alarm was imiuediately .spread all over ihc lo'.Mi, and m less than haii an hour iiraclically �ever;.- citizen the nir ^'.',cp(, town \vas at the scite of Coii ^l.iKralion. When the hlazi teas no I iced it had not, spread hyond the i'iciure show, but faniiei' by the �'roiii!; wind, it soun gainei head\va\ . Tlie volunteer brinude of he Inwn �oiild do practically nothin to keep Likely That \)e Decision Reached Ttrow-Mr. Grace H;jGrippe Ma> or I lardie, ssioiier of lin-aiice and public and Connnis-sioiier Ueid, w Ih he next t wo years will have ^of the city's public utilities, n the job to-day. Ciiiamissio; d was in his old ollice at nil ock anil was �soon busy picKithc threads of I he cil y's hiisinierc he bad i dropped tbcni n.x. inonlbs ai^o ;wlien taken ill. Mai'die is now ' installed in ins (ice. Ciunmissioner arrived iiome last niirlrt from:. On his holiday trip be coii. a severe cold and will lie ill i.t his residence At tho lirst agricultural I'air ever,! education : Ward 1 Dr. Gil Mno school office and individual , ^ t'elc (- yeiifs); !. �. Jack tliR delivery and collection of books through the mail extends the'Librarv to every home Going to tiie Library" will hereafter bo out of date as THE POSTAL LIBRARY will come to you. Q. Would not the cost of providing THE POSTAL, LIBRAJIY bo prohibitive? r A. Let us assume that one book per capita with proper means of circuUition would be an adequate library fje all the people. Again let us assume that for atr average of $1.00 per volume a suitalile collection of books canasi-purchased by the Government; This is a larger supply and a higher cost than for any public library now in eless ence iu Canada. The amount therefore required to purchase all the books for THE POSTAL L1BR.\RY would be last than $10,000,000.00. That is a comparatively small appropriation for the Government. T"he Parliament at its iiai-- dccision, as iiTflieavp the com-| session provided .$10,000,000.00 to assist the Provinces in Veterinary Education. The improvement of a singh niissioners frcofc after outside work in the aiil:, civilized c-ountries. The low .'V. Tlie Postal Service is the best example ot efficiency and economy found L Post Oflice has been a continu-cost of the clerical work and of the transportation collection and distribution by tllo waste of time in conversation, ing astonishtuent. THE POST.\L LlE^RARY will operate by mail. There will be^ of the additional service will be The books will go and come along with letters papers and parcels and the expei Ifght. Q. What fees are contemplated for the use of books? /eved a fee of 2c would be sufficient A. Tho enterprise should be launched on a self-supporting basis. It is beiime to encourage prompt return of for tlie use of a book for 7 days. A charge of 5c per day might be made for ovef books. The fees could be paid by attaching ordinary stamps. Q. Need THE POSTAL LIBRARY' bo confined to the circulation of books? No. Lantern slides moving-picture films music records and other app-mrches societies schools lodges and instruction may bs; included and thereby provide pleasant occasions for homes c the like. Such service would ndd greatly to the enjoyment of life in rural con Again THE pOSTAl LIBRARY will elevate tho profession of Librarian 1 increasing demand tcv expert library service. Legislators editors teachers proJ{-v" ,Jght'nrovide'tl'ds service tor a atid more are requiring assistance in Library research. THE POSTAL LIBR.-Viid probablv be -irovided in -ill the fee ot say 50c per hour for the time ot the Librarian. Such expert service cf principal centres and be made available to all the people. }- opriate devices for amusement and piunities and on tho frontier, ji importance. There is a rapidly :essional people public oliieials more Letlibrid,';c. adding several streets, on the east, and also in North Letli-bridge. Tile new delivery area is as follows: By U'th street A North, from 7tli a\eniie N,. lib avenue. K., l:;t'.i street .\., :'nd avenue .V.. lOth street and the two streets enclosing block 207. thence � the overhead bridge to 1st avenue S., 1st street S.. Hth avenue S.. to :Ji-d street S.. thence following the lirow of the escapement to lOtli avenue S., i:Uh street S... 7th avenue S., l.;th street S,, 2nd avenue S., loth street S. Isl avenue N., lUth street N., and 7th avenue N., to the point of startin,g. WHAT FIGURES TELL ABOUT 1913 Building permits .. .. Bank clearings...... Stiimi) sales........ Street railway receipts Customs receipts .. ., 19 13 1912 .. ..$ o04,il54.00 .......... $ l,;^58,250.00i ____ 28,81)^,880.85......... ;i;',085,!151.5 , . .. :;9,�iG2.'i!l . . ........ 42,;i72.!i . .. 51), 277.00 .......... 20,727.1 . .. :iiin,!i;i9.2i.......... aOi.iiiii;. � ='Three months Customs Receipts Customs receipts .s-liowed a rather heavy -falling off for this ])orl, although they are slightly ahead of the 1011 total. The monthly figures were: GOVERNOR Ai THE CALUMET STRIKE Lansing, Mich., Jan. 2.-Until Governor Ferris receives further information from John B. Densmore, solicitor of the department ot .justice, who is now in the Calumet copper mine strike region, no action will bo taken by t lie executive to communicate with President Shaw, of the Calumet & llecla :\lining company in an cf-I fort to obtain a basis of negotiations I for a settlement of the labor dillicul-tics. T'liis -vvas announced at the governor's (dlice todav. WENTY FOUR EXECUTIONS FORMEOifH DAKOTA IP SENATOR DEAD ML-,1. B. Sh.arpe, a member of the for two terms pre-mbor ot the House , died suddenly at is morniing. Kuln for tw�' State . vious iay ,. .. $i2;i,20o ti.ao!)- 25,311 157,223 03,228 ,l'un(>................ .Inly................ .\ugusl............... September............ October......'........ November ............ December . . .......... The building outlook for next is 1'cilrly good, accdi'dii-g to 'ioetil tractors and business men. W no largo blocks are contemplated, la tboug:ht a large number of residei ea wJl'l bo built. Lethbrldge will ha at least two more new hotels. T King's Hotel, in North [ycthbrldge, already under -way, while H. 'L. 3 pheus of Calgary has plans pirepare for a now: building to replace the Coa dale. � MAGRATH HOME BURNE �Magrath, Jan. '2.-Kire this morning totally destroyed the home oVi Mitchell Wyiiian with all of the furnishings. I'he property was �V'aUiOi at $1000, with no insnrauce. A sul scription list in -Mr. Mitcliell's be was started this afternoon. The flrc wa.s caused b\- an over-,; turngd laini).',;;N'o one ^vas injured, /i .lanuar.v . . ! Ii'ebruary . ! .March . . . ; April . . . , i .May . . . . I .Ume .. , , I .Inly .... j August . . I September. I October . . { November. Deeembe-r .$in,5;i;i.o5 20,154.02 25,021.15 24,552.40 2H,t;73.:'ii 4S,;il7.52 20,408.08 2:;,i)2i;.S5 34,760.44 46,020.1 ! :15,020.1:! 2n,S7(;,20 their security holders if we are not director,". We have already resigned from the companies mentioned, and we expect from time to time to withdraw from other boards upon which wc fee! there is no special obligation to remain,"  The companies which Mr, Morgan referred to from whose, board mem beis of the lirm have already submitted their resignations as directors are J, P, :\lorgan, Xew York Central and Itudson River Railroad'tompauy ; West Shore Railroad company ; Lake Shore and llichigan Southern railroad ; i\lichi.gan Central railroad ; (Continued on page seven) Break Has Been Repaired Again Montreal, Jan. 2.-ReBiderftt of this city, who have been without water for the past week owing to the big break in the main conduit will have a supply again thia evening provided repairs now' under way prove a success. A large steel pipe reinforced with concrete has been inserted into the break and thjE time the engineers hope it will stand the strain. A' gang of men will be kept in readiness should a second blowout occur. FRESH FROM THE WIRES Sherbeooke Club Damaged The Si, George's club, the leadiii.g club in Sherbrooke, was badly gutted b.v fire this morning. The entire roof of the building- caved in and the damage from fire and wati r will amount to te thousand dollars. .lune was Ihe heaviest montii at tlie ,'usloins port, due to heavy .sbip-ents d' Mexu-an calilc and macliin-froni the Stales, At the Post Office |tanip sa'ie.-i, tlion.iib down fiom year, owing to the e.\tra heavy |s ill 1912 lo the Dry Fariiiiiig ,.r*i*. are about S7,0(iu lieavier eian, tm, when lliey reached Navigation Opens .-\ new record was made in ilaviga-tion at Toronto, when the Steaiuship Dundurn steamed into the harbor-last night, thus opening navigaiion for the season of 101-1. rcreaal ey reached loVal street railway i-i-e. iia., �'gi'^'en are only approxiiiiaie, and do tieludi- tlie advei li.--iii.:; eeeipts. average up weH, iiuuevcr, with '.'cipts To:' ij\r\' em- hundred rin 11)12. , ,k cli-ariims. wiiile iliey sihow i ly nuire iliaii loiii' niillions de-li-oni I!'I2, .-'re on a pai- with tCuiuimn-d on I'age 3). Threw Money on Deck Wiien the liner Corslean reached �^lie Mer.sey from C.-mada. last night, Mij^ unknown foreige;- suddenly threw !ii.s Yfldft�t^ on the dec);, and leaped overboard i was drowned. C .N. R, lVlau^^^'ora for the year lOLl weie :t|3 / bicU after deducting the interoBt charges of $400,975, leaves a surplus ol |30,-204. Evans May Get it It is reported in.Toronto that W. Sanford Evans, former mayor of Win-nipeg, will be. appointed cl lalrman of the commission to enanire into the feasibility of the jiroposed G^iwgnrtr*^J Bay canal. --^ Huntevr^Missing While huntin.g a wolf on New Year's day Harmenn Strandberg, of Tyndall, Manitoba, got lost in the woods and is still missing. Smallpox Epidemic Smallpox has broken out in North Dakota and Manitoba health authorities are taking drastic measures to prevent its spread into liiat vince. pro J Ex-Policeman Sentenced .lolin Larney Wlilte,' the Traiiscs ex-constii'ble chargre*! wUh vxtori in connection with an investlgi/ into certain matters at a Vref hotel was seutonced to four on two charged today. ;