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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME .'tl, TWELVE PAGES Lethbridge, Alberta. Saturday, January 4,1913 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 20 N A MOST ADVANTAGEOUS Comparison with Ontario's Hydro-Electric Charges Interesting Mayor Hardie Hopeful and Will Delve Into Problem to Reach Early Solution "Little objection could be found today among the business men to tho proposition to grant manufacturers using over 100 horso power a rale of ?lf> per horse power per year. In fact many of them believe that an oven better rate might be � given If. the council were to go into all tho details of the case. | Tho council themselves are not talc-1 iug the industrial question lightly and j last night's meeting, while they did j not touch on the power question, they showed that they had. the matter at heart when they spent nearly half an ! hour discussing the method of subdi-1 vidlng the industrial site in order to #et the best out of it. it was prac-' tically decided that the city should liuilds is own main spur track through The site so that, when now railways roach the city, .the'ro' will bo no difficulty about all roads having free access to the site and the manufacturing concerns thereon. It will however, be a couple of weeks before they can go into the matter fully, as the charter is the one subject paramount with tho council just now. However, Mayor Hardie has stated that ho believes they will be able to meet the Ellison Milling Co., on their proposition to doublo the plant if ?15 power Is supplied. The whole question-will-be. taken up with Supt. Held of the electrical department. The power plant as now equipped has about.JL000 horse power available, of which nearly--one-third, or 1,000 horse jjower Is surplus, which might be used .luring certain hours'of the day, at least, for. manufacturing purposes.. Mayor. Hardie is also a firm believer in the proposals of General Manager Reid-^of the ^Chinook Colleries, that power" plants Should be equipped at the mines-to-supply power to. tho city for manufacturing purposes?'He claims that with the slack coal now Soing to' wastes and., with the staff required at each mine in the electrical plants which supply power for the mines, the management of the mining companies would bo willing to sell power to the city at a fairly cheap rate as the added expense to the companies wouldnn't be much more than cost of Installing the generating plant. The city would be required to take the current at the outside of each plant, erect the pole lines to transmit it to the city and here a central distributing plant or substation would be erected from which place all tho manufacturers requiring power would be served. If the scheme appears feasible on farther consideration, the council will get in touch wltlv all tho mining companies and endeavor to arrive at some proposition acceptable to all parties. One Real Difficulty "One of the difficulties in the path" eald Mayor Hardie, "is that the city would be.required to contract to tako a certain supply of current for a number of years, and it would be necessary to be assumed i that there would be enough manufacturing concerns here to use the current before such a contract could be signed." However electrics power at $15 per horse power would be the best-rale in the province and among the best in Canada. Calgary is paying ?26 "per horse power to the Kanaskis Power Co., for hydro-electric power. The new schedule of rates for this year has just been issued by the Hdyrc- Kleetrlc Commission of Ontario for power from their large plant owned and operated by the province. The new schedule of rates is as follows: "Present New Rates Hates Baden............... $37.00 ?37.00 Beachville........... $39.89 $31.00 Berlin .........i.... $25.00 $22,50 Brampton ... ....... $29.00 $25.00 Dundas............. $17.33 $16.00 Calt ........,'....... $25.00 $22.00 Guelpih .............. $25.00 $22.00 Hamilton........, $17.90 $16.00 Hespler............. $26.00 $23.00 lugerBoU .'..' ........ $28.00 :$25.50 .London* ............ $28.00 $24.00 Mimico____. .'.'...... $30.74 ?.i0.00 Michel! ............ $38.00 $37.00 New Hamburg ... ... $32.00 $32.00 Norwich .. Port Credit Preston .. .Seaforth .. St. Mary's . Stratford .. $30,00 $36.70 $25.00 $41.00 $38.00 $3?.00 St. Thomas .......... $22.00 Tlllsonburg ......... $32.00 Toronto.............$18.10 Watordown .......... $37.50 Waterloo .......... $26.00 Weston ............. $3000 Woodstock ......... $26.00 It will he seen from the above that Toronto is the only place on the list with a rate equal to the $15 rate proposed for Lethbrklge. $S2.00 $31.00 $21.50 $40.00 $29.50 $30.00 $29.00 $32.00 $15.00 $26.00 3S3.50 $30.00 1523.00 auto com WITH FAST TRAIN Webster City. Iowa, Jan. 1.-'Miss \ Florence Mavicle. of Uuncombe, and j Loon W. WcViHter, of Fort Dodge, are dead, and Jaim-.s I. Butler, also of Fort Dodge, lies in the hospital here, probably fatally injured as the result, of �an automobile collision last night with the faHt Illinois Central train at a crossing in Duncombe. Big Man is Needed to Lead Business Men of Leth-bridge in 1913 PELLAT SENDS A CHEQUE London, Jan.::.-Sir Henry Pellat has contributed $3,500 to the Duke of Westmlnstni's Imperial fund, and Jarnes Ca'rriithers, of .Montreal, $500. TWO NATIONS PAID TO-LATE AMBASSADOR ROD PARLIAMENT CAN PROCEED Ottawa, Jan. 3.-A cable from Hon. Dr. Reid, Minister of Customs, today, states that he sails from England by the steamship Carona for New York today, and will toe home in time for the resumption of Parliament. . _ s BY 8 Three Persons Were Killed and $500,000 Damage Done to Property New York, Jan. 4.-At least three deaths, and approximately $600,000 property damage, resulted from 'last ] night's 80-miles-an-bour gale, which swept New York and vicinity. Today the wind had dropped to GO miles an hour, but the mercury had crawled down to 32, and pedestrians' suffered keenly. The deaths reported were: Mrs. Mary Kline, Brooklyn, died of injuries after having been blown under a street car; Robert Walker, a painter, fatally injured in a fall from' a scaffold in Brooklyn; an unidentified man, blown into Newark Bay from a New Jersey train. .. "','.'"'' A three-masted schooner, aground and flying signals of distress  near Egg Harbor, N.J., last night,'-" drifted off shore near Beaah Haven, not far from Atlantic City, today, and life-savers lost sight of her. The revenue cutter Seneca is looking for her. President Taft and Cabinet and Representatives of Britain Attended Funeral Xew York, Jan. 1.-The body ,of Wihitelaw Reid, late Ambassador, to Great Britain, was carried to its last resting place in the Sleepy Hollow-cemetery at Tarrytown, today. , President Taft, cabinet officers, representatives of the Array and Navy, and of the British Embassy, the bereaved family and hundreds of friends and associates of the late ambassador attended the funeral services in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. During the night the steel casket rested in, the Cathedral crypt, guarded by a cprapany of marine?. For the funeral services it was brought into the chancel. ' Bishop David H. Greer conducted the services, assisted by Bishop Leonard, of Cleveland, representing the dio cese of Ohio, in which Mr. R.eid'"*6r-merly resided. Bishop Boyd Carpenter, Canon of Westminster Abbey, represented the clergy of England. Great Britain was represented by her American Ambassador, James Bryce, the members of his suite, and the officers of the cruiser Natal, which brought the body across the Atlantic. The United States Army was represented by Major-General Wood. *> > �j> > $ ? > v & * ONTARIO AND * . " LOCAL. OPTION ? Toronto, .Jan, 4.-The great ? ? local option fight' in the prov-' ? > ince of Ontario will bo waged ? ; on Monday, when no less than 'eighty places will vote on the > ? "dry" order. ? *j. SUPERINTENDENT W. A. HAMILTON ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN TEACHING STAFF J : The city schools will again otfen on Monday morning at 'nine o'clock, .after a vacation of two weeks. The new principal for the Galbrnith schooli-.A.' Gordon Cameron, of Walters' Falls, Ont., will arrive in the city, early on Monday'morning. At the Hardieville school Miss Hilda.Goodman will take Miss Dunsworth's room, whil0 Miss Hodkins, of Cowley, will .assume charge of a primary room at the' ndw Galbraith school. The other new teacher will be Miss Florence Gray, who comes from Naiiton to take MJsb Dawson's room at "the Central sobool for a month', while the latter is on leave of absence. .,. Night Classes Resume'�'".' The night classes at the Manual Training /School, where Mr. Bailey: is in charge, will resume on Moiiduy: evening. . Everything i.aints to a successful term' throughout each of the schools, and It is expected that tho attendance on Monday will be,of tin encouraging nature.  ��:.�.;.� One week from next Friday is the date of the annual meeting of the Board of Trade, the constitution having bewn changed this year to bring the meeting in January, instead of February, as formerly. H. A. McKillop, who has held the position of president since the resignation of E. A. Cunningham, declares that he will not stand for re-election. Secretary Manwaring .has resigned, so there are two important positions to be filled. r This year it is likely that a departure will be made frota the usual method of appointing a/secretary. Heretofore, the secretary; has been elected at the annual meeting, and it was then left to the executive to fix the salary. However, the executive has decided that as the position is a salaried one, the secretary should be appointed by the'executive council, and riot elected. A meeting will be held next Thursday evening, when a special committee will report, ori the advisability of combining the Board of Trade and Business Men's association, and making D. J. Hay Becretary of the amalgamated organization. There are good"'arguments both for and against the combination Jof these two bodies, and the whole question will be threshed out by, the:executive. One of the main reasons^jvhy tife combination is favored is that it wonld result in cutting down the expenses of both bodies considerably. ;'� Interest in the election of the-;Board of Trade president for 1913 is not so keen as it usually is, and TJnly a couple of names are mentioned. There are a'.large numbar-.^dlowould like to see'C. G. K: Nouree,-manager of the Bank of Commerce, in the position once more, but. it is understood he will accept the position only .under certain conditions. W. C. Ives, v ho is now in Winnipeg, is also-frequently mentioned. Thji plans of, the Board of Trade for the yeaT- will depend very largely on the action of the new City Council in .regard'1 to� the industrial question, and If the council decides to take this matter 1 in its own hands, the Board will likely endeavor tb finance it's business1 without asking the council for a grant, the idea being to make the organization self-supporting. T THE SR WILFRID'S BUST NOTED SCULPTOR SUING MARBLE COMPANY FOR $800 DAMAGES AS A RESULT TO GET LIGHT ON HIS DEATH Montreal, Jan. .4.-An action lias been entered in the Superior Court by Mr. Paui Chevre, the well known j sculptor, against the Smith Marble j company for $800 damiages. The plaintiff claims that he was instructed by the Grand Trunk Railway company to execute a bust ot Sir Wilfrid Laurier for their Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, and that after tho, completion of the work he entrusted the erection of the statue to the defendant company. Through carelessnes:;, he alleges, Sir Wilfrid's nose was broken, and the plaintiff therefore claims damages. Mr. E. Fabre Surveyor, K.C., is attorney for the plaintiff. Mr. Paul Chevre is well known as sculptor of "Mercy" and other works of art, and was also one of the few-men saved from the Titanic. STORK BEAT OUT THE GRIM REAPER Calgary, Jan. G.-Vital statistics for the year 1912 show an excellent increase in births and marriages over the year 1911, and that the stork is far ahead of the man with the scythe. During the year there wore 786 more births than deaths. The total number of births was 1,786, 470 more than in the preceding year; 1,286 marriages, 316 more than in 1911, and 1,000 deaths, an increase of but. 245 over the preceding year. Had Been Buried Month -Wife in Jail Charged With Complicity BADLY BATTERED SUICIDE AT CAMROSE Camrose, Alta., Jan. 4.-Tom Olson, an old-timer, shot himself yesterday-afternoon. He was married. 11 III 1 IADS AND NEW BRIDGES Several Fine Roads Built-Some Necessary by Opening of New Tbwris BIG OCEAN LINER TIDE WAS EXTREMELY LOW OWING TO THE CYCLONIC GALES PREVAILING New York, Jan. 4.-The big Hamburg-American liner Amerika, outward-bound, ran aground today off Tompkinsville, Staten Island, and immediately hoisted the signal "not under control.'' The Amerika left her pier at 8- o'clock this morning, and began nosing he" way down the harbor in a slxty-milp gale. Owing to last night's violent wind, and its continuation to-dt .*, the tide was three feet below normal, and because o� this the big vessel stuck in the mud. Sheltered by the lee of (.he Staten Island shore, her position was not serious, and her .commander helped to float her with the rising tide late today. WILL BE THE ONLY TWO MEMBERS OF 1912 SCHOOL BOARD REMAIN IN SERVICE WISCONSIN LOST Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 3.-The; great American exodus to Canada of Yinkees seeking new homes In ! the far northwest has hit Wisconsin hard, according to figures given out today by George F. Hall, agent here, and In the State, for the Canadian government., His figures show that 5,200 persons left Wisconsin during the year 1912 for new homes In the Canadian northwest, and that the prospects this year are for a qreatly. Increased exotfus At the school board meeting on Monday evening, one of* the first matters to be attended to will be the appointment of the chairman for the year. Three new trustees were elected for this year, Messrs. McKillop, Dooley and Thompson. R. P. Wallace and J. 1). Higiiibothani are the only remaining members of laut year's school board. It is likely that the chairmanship will fall on either of these two, as none, of the new men consider thait I' they. have had enough experience in school matters to accept the position. Mr. Wallace during the year has been chairman of the school-management committee and in that position has been in close touch with the actual management of the school affairs'. Mr. Higinbotham has also bcsii a hard.worker during his year on the board, and tho new members who do the choosing feel themselves at a loss to "make their choice. The Monday evening meeting .will be entirely an organization session, when the plans for-the year will he mapped out. The opening Galbraith school about the middle of tho-month will also be considered. Edmonton, 'Alta., Jan. 4.-The provincial government has this year spent $1,400,000 on the construction of trunk roads and bridges in the province. One million dollars was appropriated' at the last session of /the legislature for the construction of permanent roads which were not possible earjier, and the erection of steel bridges-"oyer rivers ~and streams crossed by. ;jhAiri roads, in making a survey bf-rbads^-'df; the "prorince' the Deputy Minister of Public Works recently travelled 5,000 miles of-roadway, in the province by automobile. Tho large amount-of' extra road construction has been demanded this year on account of new towns springing up on bfcanch lines of railways away frouf.any existing roads, in addition to the maiu'arteries connecting with railways and main arteries at points where iriarket towns have grown.- Some of the principal roads now completed ate Edson to Grand Prairie; Macleod-'to Athabasca Landing ;; Edmonton. to Lloydmin-ster ; Lethbridge to Taber ; Calgary to Medicine Hat ; Maclebd to Summit Crows Nest Pass, - Macleod to Lethbridge ; Calgary to Banff, Medicine Hat to International boundary. > > > �j> �> : �> v > �> > * SOME OVERDRAFT THIS ? ft Ottawa,.Jan. 4.-According to H' an estimate prepared/by City Auditor Cluff, Ottawa has ah >� overdraft of S400.000J ? ' ' v *: > : ? > HONORABLE Mill. nni His Head Was Found to Have Received Very Rough Treatment Premier Borden Nominates Two of His Followers for Privy Council DOING GREAT WORK ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARt CHANGING THE ENTIRE FACE OF ; RURAL IRELAND Dublin, Jan. 4.-It has been seen by many observers that the whole face of rural Ireland has changed during the last 30 yeairs, and this i advancement in social' conditions is making itself felt in .every home in tho country. One sigh.of progress is to be seen in the- establishment of the United Society ' of Irish Women which has', under Mrs. Harold Lett's presidency, just held its second annual meeting. Being an organizing rather than an executive society, it i roaches out to many different activities, drawing together women of many varying shades of opinion and culture, to work side by side for whatever social -neerh is felt in their own particular neighborhood. I Its president believes that the 'needs of children  hv rural Ireland should be put" hvst; food, education and training from, childhood, __ - � ^_k _ 'I- > *J� > *>� K" $�� > 3 untrue;-,, His. ^Majesty, promenaded for half; an-�hour today on the gallery, of- Sc'hoenb'ruun Castle,- receiyed some court dignitaries, and. worked at his desk, as usual. .- ? ^ *& *** Kf *l* 4�* sloB oi her preliminary hearing.,',?-  OUT OF TRAFFIC FOOT TO SHELVE WHITNEY PUGNACIOUS PREMIER MAY BE GIVEN LIEUTENANT- GOVERNORSHIP OF ONTARIO BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS SUED ORDERS'IN/CONFORJ?l-- ITY WITH CHINA'S \f POLICY IS- Polhi, Twiia, Jap. 4.-The British' government, owing to the. situation in China, has gjven uhiQs^e9e3s&ry"no-tice of three months fo,r;'the---s\ispen-. sion of the sales- of- opiumy-and,-:Unorder further to laeilttftte'tUg. lightening of �tocks held in' treaty- por^ts .Toronto, Jan, 4. - It is reported that the next Lieutenant-Governor of - c .Ontario will.be Sir James Whitney. Rumor hitherto has coupled the name. �'�;; of Hon. A. e. Kpjup, M.p. for JSast �. 'Toronto, .with the succession.to 4bo? position. But it is said that Mr.,, ��� :Kemp has ambitions in. active.-poll-tics, and that he would be unwilling -to-accept even the high office, o! ' : Lieutenant-Governor it' it would,: have-ViS -the appearance, of, shelving "Jiira uoli-tt- k tiealiy. '' 'l'" The elevation of Sir James >Whiii/>,* ney to the .Uautehant-Go-s crnoiSnltfji'' would -afford ;'a' way�- tO':-'heal'f*th# jbreach between tho Ottawa, Citizen., i an*..1 the Conservative : party:; "'� ''S^MUm .matter of fact the Citizen's qua|rep->'" 'iisrnot with the Gonservatlve5p4^^^ �but with Sir Ja-mes ^hitney,* an*d^| ,he ceased- fo b'e''tlie lSa^er^ifSf^^ plaint wouldi no 'aoub^ IiU toV tttfig 'ground - �V%'---/'-t'%l it has decided temporarily/to" rdui,>ce' I'Jent.-Governoi Gibson recalWtJ the amount of cpiisrr Ac b� �"�>''' '� v-ro1"' ne"+ f!"r>' *be ^[.p^rt��-' f3 1913 for consumption/:;in' countries ernnwit on September 33,,A.8Q8^ (>t!iei- than China , ftom thirteen cajmdt be rpriiflVcd,'except (0rjo^ thuusand to nine thousand chests* until September of,next'yeat^ *' :i.� s : 10 3377 90 ;