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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TFe Lethbridge Daily Herald CROP IS A CERTAINTY; ONE DANGER AHEAD Lothbridce. Alto.. Monday, July 3, CONCILIATION Inability to Get Sufficien Help at Harvest Time Crop Conditions Could Not be Better Ac- cording to Reports from Farmers ft is a general rule that and June constitute the wet season of Southern Alberta and the) have pro, ed no exception this jeir Dmint the month Just past Ihe total rainfall has been in excess of four ind one half inches nearlj foui inches in excess of 1D10, which is conceded n have been one of the driest jears the history of the count! j Uuring-.the past; w-eek the Jieavie rains of the season have fallen at a points In, Southern Alberta, and th cry among, the farmers for more ra Is a thing of the past Woik on brea. itlg the land has been suspended o account of the wet weather, and will be some few dajs before It ca be resumed. Sod is soaked to depth of twentj inches and it is sla ed that this is very much out of th ordinary old timers declaring that no for jears has there been so muc moisture in the ground This unexpected supply of moistur during the growing season has dls pelfed from the minds of the ftgrieul turists all thought of a loss of croi on account of lack of rain It Is be lieved that If not another drop o muiture, fall; from nqw till Uie time whea the crop It harvested there wtl be moie than an avenge crop in ev ery line of cereal grown The latent moisture in the soil will prove suffl cient for all purposes and the grain should fill evcellentl, Warm wea 'her Is what Is needed now to com Plete an ideal crop season and if July Is in keeping with other jears the ne- cessary warmth win be prodded There has been verj little change m the appearance of anv of the crops during the week just past They are all looking in the best possible shape Fall wheat is headed out in neailj ev- ery district with but few fields not (Continued on page 5) PROSPECTS OF IETTLEMENT ARE FAR FROM CHE1 Da J B BLACK, M P f Windsor N S, Liberal Member of oust of Commons for Hantt County Chairman Gordon Presents Report of Conciliation Board-He Explains the Proposed Increases-Particular Decision Af- fecting Lethbridge Mine-Operators' Answer Not Announced Yet Aeh aiicc ij, clay of 10 per cent to and including 8 per cent up to and including 50 and o percent that Jig inc. application left, to uibitiiUicm. IL Otmtniot to leinain unchanged. Advance in contract rates at Letlilu ot 3 pei cent. .Readjustment at Lille bv making rate propoHioimte to seam RAIN PUTS ENERGY INTO MAGRATH DISTRICT AWFUL HEAT All other matteis in agtocmeiit to be disposed oJ as the boaid shall direct AJler tlle adjournment it sooji became oxidont that ,it Iciibf side to Jj.c meeting ill JC- htillld ol ljolh regaiding Uie matter. The miners seem muted in their opposition to any ,eduction and bay they sue ptcpiued to stand upon Toronto, July 3.-Thc temperature Itllc. Jilcd by them with the chaiimnn on Tlmisilny Unless, ,t 8 o'cioc. the two parlies open negotiations independent oi the, it is probable LORD STRATHCONA Who will resign his position 11 High Commissioner for Canada ms continued lo rise, A northwest irecze has alleviated .the-'almost told able licit which Ini compelled that tomonow i the cud of the boait] meetings licic Neither side be bomid ty Ul? suggestions ou feel about it gentleman out lengthened as the sittings of thib board have been It seems lo me Ihat at no penod of the pioeoedlngs have we lost pme in a useless waj It is much easici, I have no doubt, (o nettle this dispute from the Boaid of Trade in Nelson than it is to settle it hole Now it Is right to say tint constituted as this board is, it does not rendci its move- (Special to the Herald) Pinchcr, Ctcck, luh No railwaj informat on of an encouraging nature was forthcoming during the visit to town on and rhurailav since list jcar Ihc reason for this gentleman's absence vvas assignee some time pist to friction among the promoters. John llerron M P informed voiir 1 i corresponded tint he gave notice last of o E Culberl Uie man he lo Mr Culhert while hcic thil his gun at picsent the Altxr is no longer available to the ta lacific matters lie dropped down companv in the face of their broken here after attending to the Icgxl cabp .at the Alberta Pa- cific companv was concerned mil tnnsacted ionic business at this point b) one part) as to the report that lim Hill had bought out the charlti Im reply was 'nothing dom; On 1 hursdaj he led lor Cal ggry, accompanied by A. C.1 Krmmis .solicitor for (he Alberta Pacific Com- pany here, and rtimor to a certain extent has it (hat an effort is being marfe to make a deal with the capi- talists reported to have purchased the. .Connicc charier. What helps to lend credence to this rumor is (he (act that .Mr: Tecicr, a! New York, pre- sident o( the Alberta left Macleod for Calgary on Wednesday What developments may arise from the visit.of Ihesc officials is fcard lo conjecture but it it, be'ing noted the citizens of Pincher Urcck thai i A the fninti cock of (ha walk m Alberta Pacific ilfnirs has been conspicuoiish ftom I of projected oneratiOM promises From the same source your corres- poni'cnt learned thu (ho Mheila Pa- cific people ,n appointment with "in minister of for the -10th of Julj, it winch thev expect to thr assunnee ill a suhsidv from the fcovcinnont If Ihe subs dv is grunt cd i! is, silted (lie road mil be built this year. As far as can be learned these ar the cvislmj; st ilc ol afniis men railwaj possibilities irount, Pmchc hut at the biuic time it wcul mentB more the simple reason that at tlmY during -the investigation been able to concentrate its unanimous opinion ujion any point of difference in the opinion of the two parties. Another came for the length of time consum- ed and 1 am sorry that I have to refer to it There seems to be a Kind of settled I hesitate to use the word, antagonism, between the 'two parties here represented That 1> not due to anj thing like personal preju dice, jou understand, I am not Baying that lor is it due to peisonal ambi- tions on the pait of members of the committees These are things that I would repudiate. Part of Hiitorie Strife is rather due to a difference n the point of view of the parties and to an historic strife which lo me is exceedingly painful, and which haa been the cause of a great deal of In ury to the counto in every wa> Lj ng somewhere at the root of this ontentlon theie seems to be a sense f injustice I cinnot imagine any contention continuing for a series of jears with the amount ot feeling stored up tlut has been in evidence during these pioceedings without hav ing some at its root. I have tiled mj best lo discover what that sense of injustice is baaed upon, be- eause I am convinced there will be no peace until that Is remoiaj chief cause of delaj, however, I be- lieve, will be found in the inherent 1n the problem" When yo considei that J. on Jiav e on the one sid eighteen mines or mining compame representing diffeieut product, different characteristics seams, and different methods of work and different strength and on the othei fmaneia -.._ side jpi have eighteen local, unions, each one looking after the Intel ests of Its own people and determined as far as pos sible to fuither the interests of its membership it is easy to understand and appreciate the difficulties in ihe ol speedv conclusion 1 am pie pared to accept any share of blame that is coming lo me but it this point t don't see how the board could have lurried Us work The investigation has been, mines have been visited conditions of labor and living have been examined, as also th the sanitation, the cost of living an the gieat Question of wageb In ac dltion 0111 investigation has embrac ed the question of markets and th selling price of coal All of thes things and others too have come un (ler'the purvlew'of the board's inves tigations Vow Hie great nuestion discover which after all divides the two parlies Is.the question of wages although 1 want to say that there ara a great many GRASSHOPPERS IN MANITOBA Morden, Man, Julv 3 pcib have eiossed llic boundan to the soiilh of here and have alreadj (le'vabt.ited ic inl liclds of batlej Grasbhoppcis grow and multiply rap idlj, Mil it is reared they mil do much damage, hut fottuiialeTjr the grovvtli of all herbage is tank this' jear and many of them are leaving till! ctpps ,ind paving intention to (trass and nfc'ds 'Hie were preceded fiv Hies, which are f pl.lnts and ate more dam ngc than an equal swarm of lotato ings, (oild ever jjo Jl'he damage is long Ihc bounrrTj' and so far has not i tended far into the province BISLEV TEAM IN FINE SHAPE London, Julj Canadian Ris ej team is happllj established t the Canadian Pavilion at Bislev The men in charge of Major Burland rnved so late that thev had to spend nlsht m London where they were lei bv the commandant, I ieut" Col Unison, R C, Toronto They Plendidlv fit, not a man having miss d a meal on the vojage Signs of Activity More Marked Than Usual Some Building An Important Sale of Land Was Put Through (Special to The Herald) Magrath, July five Inches if precipitation which has fallen In he Magrath district duiing the past wo weeks has stimulated biiiinesa nd building actlvlt> most remark- all! v and a trip through this progres- southern town ind district at the present time reveals the fact that the coming fall will witness a wave of prosperity that has never been' seen foi man} jears This statement is borne out b.v the splendid that are to be found In the district tribu- tarj to Magrath Without doubt, they are the beat In and the late storms have made them an assurlty. Nothing but some unseen calamity can prevent the farmers of grath district from harvesting a mil- lion bushel crop. The merchants of the town report a wonderful Increase In business the rains, is do other hinlneiajmen' The implement dealers, in particular, arj euUmplaeiic over' the procptcbl of- a brlsK trade In their line well ai the Germanla with a of. four panengers is still in the Mersey today. Leaden of the Vrlke were trying to pertuade th. men to The (iiicbtlon oul.v is how i return to work. The strike at Crime H'lll. lul, held bv the strikers lodav ill '.hnt. dt> vvoie passed that if the dockers wage! were, increased in addition to the In eieaseb to the seamrn and ilie em- plojeis igreo to ment thn men s re presenlativcs and discuss liiclr griev- ances (boy will return to work li'ntnod- latel.v. The railway employees agreed to strike If eillcd upon to handle goods landed bj non-union men. A llnlll.ll.. It I.MIJ reSOIIKIOIlb dc liding thomwlvpi and thai if the; "etc passed that if the dockers wages nl.ijed on v cm lion with Mciliu j irlous crisis The Times says: "The step Uci many has taken not need to Create a however add to the anxletv of ope untH a sufficient time 'has gone JConlmilcd ou page settlement of the. strike is soon today and (ei ted It is estimated that the ginln in the Hull, mills will be ei- hausted within two or three days Strike Cauaei Dlitreii London luh men awaiting unxiouslv the outcome of to- morrow's conference at Hull the seamen tlle ship ovvneis, and eprebcntatlves of the Board of Tradn. Although the tension is still strained ind the strike has nou extended to Qiieenslown, there Is a general ten leno to legard a compromise as prc- wble All partlee apparently desire o end the dispute the ramifications of bich are affecting the entire coun- J Some of the owners still resist he ins-is demands But the major- v of them have made concessions t Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull and (her ports tl.e prices o( provisions dependent neon imports have risen aharpls, eauslng great distress among the poor Despatches from Hull mdl- (ate that In luiinv quarters It li thought that a settlement will be af- fected The leaders of the seamen and dockers spent tonight in discus- sing negotiations, with the Both sides will confer tomoiioT with Ocorge H Abkvnih Controller te'ltr al of labor who lepiesonts the Awrd of Tiade A battalion of infantry at UtcbflcM lias been ordered lo hold Itself Inesa to pioceed lo (lull I'ml Aiass meetings floui faulue la tureatened Spread to Every Port In Eurpoe j GUgovv, luh great demon- stration of seamen and on i ;