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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 11, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Tw7 VOLUME VI. TWELVE PAGES Lethbridge, Alberta. Saturday, January 11, 1913 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 2(> THE POST Some Figures Which Reveal a Substantial Development in . 1912 - Business Barometer ~ Was Gratifying Showing in Every Department - Increased Facilities While the banks and customs reports are an excellent barometer showing the rise an fall of business, the post ofilce is equally important. The post master-igeneral's reports deal with fiscal years, and on being assurred that the calendar year's figures would prove interesting reading-and pleasurablo to the business meti and all others interested In the city's welfare, Postmaster Iliglnbotham very kindly compiled the figures for 1912 and 1911 and a glance At the result Bhould convince anyone that Lethbridge in 1912 made very substantial progress. ' >. 1812 1911 Increase Money Order Department Orders Issued ...........'............ S401.977.74 $337,340.(14 $64,637.10 Commission Charged................. % .'i.108.,07 % 2,589.45 $ 519.12 Money Ordei'B Paid .................. $185,876'.S9 $130,752.97 $55,123.93 Postal Notes Paid.................. $ .12,449.07 % 9,245.64 % 3,203.43 Postal Notes Issued .................. % 10,289.72 $ 10,747,16 ? 542.56 Stamp Branch- Postage Stamps Sold ................. .? 42,372.34 ? 32,720.83 ? 9,652.1.1 Savings Bank Branch- Deposits .......................... $ 40,434.00 ? 31,!: 10 $ 9,049.00 Registered Mall Department Mailed at Lethbridge................ 34,813 26,95'J 7,854 Delivered at Lethbridge Post Office . .. 21,401 19,68!) I..703 Delivered by Carriers............... 5,920 2,698 3,202 Total ____..................... 27,331 22,396 4,935 Registers passing through to other post offices........................... 27,345 21.86S 5,677 Carriers Branch Number or Carriers................... 11 6 5 Street Mall Post Boxes Number of Letter Boxes .............. 38 20 IS Number of Parcel Boxes .............. 8 '8 Mileage of Routes ................. 9%, 31/2 5% Time for Collections.............. I hour 5u rain. 1 hour 56 lain. Equipment added in 1912. Stamp Cancelling and Date Stamping Machine. Special Room far Letter Carriers upstairs. Dumb Waiter to connect Carriers' Room witfh Sorting Koom. ------- Contract signed with the City Street Railway Department'aiid Postmaster-General for ,"v>ur years, giving the letter carriers transportation at a special rate, paid for by the Post Office Department. Staff Branch Inside 1912 1911 Increase Inside Staff. Number ................. 17 15 3 RIVALLING �> > # > THE PATRIARCHS Hamburg, .fan. Jl.-The oldest married couple in Germany, named Fcddo-sun, and living on the island of Syit, off the coast of Sehlesweig, today celebrated the eighty-seventh anniversary of their wedding. Both husband and wife are 107 years old. ATH LOSES DEPORTAT THE PARIS SURPRISING TURN FOR MAN WHO CLAIMS TO HAVE LIBELLED THE KING Washington, Jan. 11.-Orders have been sent by the department of com-' mcrce and labor to. Commissioner Williams at New. York to detail E.. II. James, editor of the Paris Liberator, the publication which printed the libelous statement that King ,; fieorge'had married a daughter of ' Admiral Culme- Seymour before he became King, and had two children by her. James is due in New York froni Europe on the Province today or Sunday. IT James acknowledges the authenticity of the published statements attributed to him before he sailed from France that he, not 1-J.lward Mylius, who was imprison-r.d in England for uttering libel, was responsible for the, charge against King; George, he will probably be deported. ' ' ' C'has. Nagle, secretary-of commerce and. labor, - who has before him the papers in. the case of Mylius, under detention at the Ellis Island immigration station, h&? decided to take no ,action in the Mylius matter until after the arrival of James. The latter sailed for America with the announced intention of testifying, in order to obtain the admission of Mylius into the Unified .States, that he wrote the article for which Mylius was imprisoned, THE ROYAL I Solicitor Said to Be Pleased Wants Case for the Supreme Court UP TO POWERS! TO TAME ! TURKEY -- j Must Be Insistent So As to j Obviate a Naval Demonstrate *t* ** IS NELSON TO BOOM? ? * - * Nelson, B.C., Jan. 11.-Op- > �> tions were taken up today on ? * $100,000 'worth of Nelson busi- ? * ness property, which was re- ? > cently tied up by a syndicate ? >;> of prairie capitalists, represent- > * ed by C. M. Moirr, of Moose ? * .Taw and Winnipeg. > ,;. .;. .j. ^ 5. * OF YOUNG; LADY ENTRUSTED TO HIM MUST WRAP THE BREAD FOOLED THEM ALL FROM POPE DOWN-GIVEN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT STORY OF CLA8H IS STRONGLY DENIED Sofia, Jan. 11.-A semi-official statement has been issued to the effect that there is no truth in the story of the encounter between the Turks and Bulgarians at alee Derkos yesterday. Nothing of the sort happened. The Bulgarians have mined the �whole coast of the Sea of,Marmora, which they occupy, but. there has been no row of any kind with Turkish troops during the armistice! Ottawa, Jan. 10. - IIou. Robert Rogers, minister of public works, was this morning asked .what he had to say about the statement appearing in the Liberal press that, on the reassembling of the house, the opposition proposed to resort to [obstruction with a view of forcing a general election. "All rot," he said, .} "what would we have an election Jot. W'e are carrying out to the letter the declarations of policy ais laid down by Mr. Borden from in the house and which has already received the endorsation of tho electors of'.Canada by an overwhelming, majority." Milan, Jan. ii.-Giovanni Batista Gindri, the notorious sham priest, who swindled Catholic laymen, priests', bishops, cardinals,, and even the Pope' himself, was sentenced today to six years and six months' imprisonment at hard labor, nine months of which must be spent in solitary confinement. It is said that Gindri cleared $200,-000 through his frauds of clerical dignitaries, and when he was arrested-a photograph of him'was found, showing him standing beside Pius X, London, Jan. 11.-Brought by detectives all the way from West Africa to answer to a charge of misappropriating, R. Shackleton, formerly of the Dublin Herald, stood oil the dock of the Bow7 Street police court yesterday looking pale and ill. The warrant was issued early last November, and Shackleton was ultimately located at Hanba, in Portuguese, West Africa, where he was managing a plantation and well known- to the local people under his own name. Ho told the detectives he desired to return to London to answer the accusations.  The proceedings were purely formal. Counsel for the treasury stated that-the specific charge was that "being entrusted by Miss Josephine Brown with a cheque for �1,000 for a certain purpose, he did misappropriate and convert it to his own use." Shackleton was remanded until to-dav when he will try to And hail for $10,000. His name was frequently mentioned in connection with the scaiidal over the- robbery of the crown jewels in Dublin. Calgary, Jan. 10.-Health Officer Mahood served notice' 611 the bakeries that the bread wrapping bylaw, passed a year afo, will be rigidly enforced. The bakers have organized an association, and will fight the law in the courts. ONE-EIGHTH OF TH CANAL YET TO DIG IT IS HOPED TO HAVE EXCAVATION AT PANAMA COMPLETED BY JULY Panama, Jan. 11.-The official report issued today of the work done 011 the canal to. January 1, sho'ws that 24,-000,000 to 25,000,000 cubic yards are yet to be excavated. ' ' This is one-eighth of the entire excavation. Engineers say that the work will probably be completed tiy July. There is a slide at Cuieba, which is moving rapidly, and will probably deposit' 1,000,000 cubic yards In the cut within the next few weeks, and cause the loss of several buildings. .,, , PARCELS POST SYSTEM IjST THE UNITE!) STATES , ., LAST DAY GAS DISCOUNT This is the last day .for. discounts on gas bills. The office will-TJe/opeu till ten o'clock tonight, 1'or'.those'who wish to take advantage of the discount. - '� ; ' Charged With Forging Cheques Through Information communicated to the local police by the chief of police of Cranbrook, Van Hemert, a homesteader near Altorado, wa-s yesterday arrested* by the Mounted Police at Warner', and brought to the city last nigiat. Chief Cony Dow'of tho Cranbrook police. arrived in the city this morning to take the prisoner back to that city to stand trial. - While in-the city. Hemert- posed as a real estate agent, selling landB lor a Wolvorton company of Nelson it. C. Throughout, the summer he was a, familiar sight on the streets and was well known;- in the business section of the city, having lived at tho Alexandra Hotel while hero. It Is alleged that while endeavoring to finance himself through ;, his difficulties he made the mdBtake.ofyissuing forged Checks, one of which led: to his undoing. It is also charged that while selling real estate here he beat a lot of his friends here,, althougij the extent of his transactions'^6fTthis �nature- 'Is not fully known to the police as yet. Two : or uhr'ee' cases, however, have been reportedi 1 ono of them a pitiable one of a lady in this city, who, it is understood, loBt All her money through a. deal consummated by tho accused. It Is likely that-after Hemert has stood trial at Cranbrook he will be brought back to Lethbridge, wihere further charges of obtaining .money under false protsuues will bo.preferred against hiiu. v,  ; All intending visitors Worn outside points to the. .Short Course school at Magrath during the forthcoming week should (jurchaf-o railway tickets ono way and obtain a standard certificate from th'^ railway company's agent, and. before returning, have it signed by B. Matkin, at Magrath. This will entitle the holder to a reduction in fare on the return journey. If there are persons and ov-fr, the return fair will be one-third. If 100, return will be free. John B. Allan Says Enough Power Goes to Waste to Supply Mill RADIAL ROAD He Strongly Favors Railway and Utilizing of All the Slack Coal BACK TO ELLIS EX-REVOLUTIONIST NOT MAKING TRIUMPHAL ENTRY OF THE UNITED STATES New York, Jan. 11.-CipWauo Castro, former president of Venezuela, who declares that he is being unlaw- j fully prevented by the immigration! authorities from entering this country, had his day in court yesterday, before a Federal tribune, in this, city, but today is back again on Ellis Island defeated, temporarily at--~least)~fJT'"his~! attempt to land; The writ of. habeas corpus sued out in his behalf was not dismissed outright in the United States District Court, when tho matter came up for a hearing before Judge Holt. The judge announeed,iis decision to dismiss it, but held tils'-decision in abeyance until he could settle the question as to whether; ho had authority to grant an application for Castvo's release on -bajl,- pending the determination by the 'Iihmigration authorities of the; Venezuelan's'..right to remain in this country.' IS PEI STEAMSHIP COMPANIES HAVE REGULAR RATES APPLIED TO ALL LINES "Washington, Jan. 10-Most of the steamship lines, trading between the United States and pcrts in South and Central America, South Africa;. and Australia use identical freight rates agreed to in conference, according' to shipping men, who testified totjay before the House committee, investigati ing the'so-called shipping trust. All the witnesses insisted,that no rebates were given on put-going cargoes from America fDy their companies or those associated with them in rate conferences, and it was denied that rebates were given on cargoes corning from South African'or South American ports. ��'.,.. ' Editor of The Herald: Sir,-for a considerable time a somewhat desultory discussion has taken place in the Herald over what might be done with the very consider-nble amount of electric power that, seems to be going to waste at the Lethbridge electric station. If there is anything like the amouut that Mr. Green, of the Ellison Milling Company, claims is going to waste, then U would seem that the Lethbridg-3 Board of Trade, not to mention Jie members of last year's council, niv.s!. have been about as spineless a lot ,as could be found in any public body of men, who claimed they were making every effort to land industries for tho upbuilding of the city. Now, Sir, anyone reading Mr.. Green's statement must be seized at once with the fact that it would be cheaper to grant the company he represents the electric power necessary to double the capacity "'of their mill than let it go to Waste. Not only so, but it seems to me that if the city of Lethbridge had invested all the money they have spent through the Beard of Trade in some such industry, they would have undoubtedly something to show for their money, which they now have not. I have lived in Lethbridge and vicinity for the last six years, and X �am bound to say that-while I earnestly wish to ..see Lethbridge go ahead. I.cannot say that I have seen an individual' on the Lethbridge 'council board that could be pointed to as a business innri, capable of -