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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald V "I. IV. ECONOMIZE ON WATER SAYS MAYOR DICKSON Lethbridge. -Inly 14, 1011." Number 179 Macleod's Coal Supply is Running Very Short REAL ESTATE ACTIVE Many Transfers Reported Police Officer Moved Macleod, Alia., July J. Reed, of the Hank of Commerce at Bassano has arrived to fill the-vacan- cy in -fhc'-Uanki--of Commerce here, transfer of II. R. .Main to Tllley Dr Kraser for the past lour vears R N W M P doctor here has hi ei transferred to the Rcgma Division where he will of all me dical work in connection with the Police. Miss .A. Hocy lias taken :i position as stenographer, in -the town office. The United Farmers held their pic- nic 011 the. Island Park here day, which was .the most successful of any they, have yet held." The wea- ther, was Ideal .and. it being Wednes- day a number of'the stores were cloaed in .the afternoon, so that evcrv person would bo" able to attend and .about five, and farm- ers "attended, A dancing platform had been erected and tlie South Mac- leod bandjsup'plied 'the music, tiie dance "Being kept up all afternoon There nere numerous games and oth- er sports Tvhlth afforded all a very good time The baseball game be- tween Orton and Ratbwell was per- haps the feature.ot the-afternoon and Vfrv at the end being' M-12 m "faTor of Oiton The Agricultural Societj will give several prirts amounting in ail to over to :the. best fields oi stand- ing grain in this district; the .cntr es to which ire now being taken which cost only As there are so manj fields of gram in the distuct it will be- Tery hard for the judges to form as to the best. The annual meeting of the Maoleod Hospital Directors -was held in the town hall on llie'uhv afternoon when the innyal financial teport was pre sented, which showed thai, during the past year the-hospital has made excellent showing Ihe following d rectors., for the coming year vvei chosen at the meeting p C I Primrose, E. P. McNeill. T. H. Stci. man, E. H. Maiinsell, Rev. R. Bovle A 1 oung R D McN'aj J W Mi Donald, J. F. Jiaclachlan. J. E Pemher, J. L. Faw-cctt, Dr. G. E Kennedy, G: C.'.Ivca, Malcolm McKen and R. H. Richardson T. R. Bremner has sold out his in terest in White Hall Grocer itore to the 'other partners, Messrs Rhodes and Day Mr. Harry McN'ab has purcliased the cnrlage and teaming business lati Iv conducted bj Messrs McMann JL Williamson. Economize oh Water Mav or Diokson in view of tlie com- ing scircily of coal unless the pres ent strike; is soon'settled, has issued to the citizens oi Macleod to on the water as the supply of coal at the power house is limited and will onh last for about seven weeks. In future anyone found wasting -nater from the municipal water svstcm will he prosecuted there alieady two convictions on this charge. If the coal strike continues much longer it is probable that the have to economize even more on the, street lighting ser- vice. The Ladies' Aid of the Roman Cath olic church are holding their annual Ice cream, and strawberry festival, in Parish Hall of the English church end1 everything so is-a pronounc- 'ed success. Tea was served in 'the evlDliig.to a-large crowd, .-most of whom are remaining for the dance to- BUMPER CROP Estimated that Yield in That District Will be Very Heavy In tlie lobby of the Grange Hotel, Curmangay nre to lie seen sonic fine specimens of wheat and rye, brought in from the surrounding [arms. The fall wheat'stands -IS inches, and is beautifully .headed. The farmers of the district speak in-glowing terms of the harvest prospect this season. A conservative estimate is that there .will be come bushels of wheat ready for shipment, and grave fears are entertained with regard to the want of elevators..At present there arc only two, hut at least four more will he needed for tlie expected crop Within the recollection of the oldest farmer here there has been no better year than the present. The rainfall las been heavy, the record for the vcai so far according to the nenl gtuy at the Oirmangij larin icing Ifl ncbrs There arc large arms in the vicinity, some of lores, all full of-crop, aiid there is a general feeling of optimism. Ihc Carmingav Fill Jair on Sen tcmhcr 14th and lith promises to he great success Harvesting is to begin b) the 10th of August VELLOUS ESCAPES FROM DEATH IN !HE PORCUPINES ______________ No Accurate Estimate Has Yet Been Made' of th Lives Lost in Fire-Swept District Mothers anc Children Stood in Water While Forest Fires Surged About Them Rushing Relief North Bay, Out.. July fires after repeating thulr harvest of death have either burned themselves out or are under control .and no fur- ther disasters are anticipated; A re- lief train left North Bay this after- noon for Porcupine with provisions blankets', tents, etc. Survivors from Porcupine tell stories of lying ..in swamps beside lakes and escaping with scorched lungs and 'burned ies. Many women and children stood chin deep In water at South Porcii pine for five hours and survived the terrible heat and smoke while manv sunk beneath the waves: Billy Moore, the well known min- ing man, got into a canoe with Jack McMurrich, barrister, Brooks of Mont- real and George Green, and without paddles tried to breast the waves witlr short slicks. The canoe was overturned and Moore was drowned, the others escaping. A gruesome sight at North Hay today was the loading of a car of coffins, which .went forward on a relief train In .charge of Ge'iieral Passenger Agent 11. Parr. Word been received fiom tbe sliicken town of Cochrane to stop all people going there, as great difficulty Is experienc- ed-'In providing for those who have remained, since .the fire. Eight deatiis are already -reported from the Hod stone district. Campbell was the onh man to eicajic CjpUm lost had a hard fight at Goose Lake and lost ioven men Spcial trams on the government railvvavfa are rushing supplies: .to Porcupine and Cochrane. and tents and provisions will he plen tifiil after thej.firil night. The fire swept clean the township of 1 ant, miiir, Delora, McAr Ihnr and Cripple Creek districts, and how many of the thousands of pros lectors escaped cannot be estimated. The Hiidson's-Day Co. are forwarding mpplies to the stricken towns and vi'ill be i ired for A paitA of Queen's University Students vho _haye the mineral tfelCescaped wilh their lives bj a nar row margin. It included Wilniei S. Sucannan, Wm liattersbee fluff and Ouisqtte They lia'd to run for miles with fire all around.' -Jlnnag'er Mock of the I ome through this mom ing with his mother to Coppei Cliff Both suffered. In the shaft and both are leiri'norarlly at least, while Ihe mother mav die C H loting mavor of H-iilejbmy, Is-chairman of the emergency committee at Somh Poicupmo and is doing work in caring for .inck Hume, pugilist, is also doing good work Bverj man coming out repoits seeing many dead bodies'.on trails mil IQ ids indicating that the death toll will be verv heaij Smoking Ruins Left.. Porcupine. July P'oreti- Plne and Pottsville today stand black- ened and smoking ruins. There are over one hundred lives al> a. con aervi'.iivo estimate and the money loss (Continued on page 8) CONCILIATION BOARD PRESENTS ITS FINDING TO COST FIFTY THOUSANDA RULE 1 N. R. Lets Contract for Port-ArtHur-Sudbury Line Toronto, July for: ho construction of tlie Tort Arthur- ludbiirv division .otthcrii railwav Along the Lines of Dr, Gordon's Previous Statement CONDKTIJIINES Least Trouble Exists in the Best Managed Mines i Ottawa, July Mackenzie King, minister of handed but or the press tonight a copy of the eport of the Board of Conciliation of the Canadian Investigation which hid tried to tilt List link IK- h ween'the company's eastern'and wus ern system were, awarded to Koley liros., of. St. Paul inn anil the Northern Construction lag tlie-Western Coal -Association and the miners who have been in their nploy, Ihe i eport yven out 18 signed by Rev C, C.oidon, DD, as chairman, ompanv of -I lici I Colin MacLeod the inemBer lip'. 01 Winnipeg l lie) will lmnteA on nomination ot operators art work at four ''c lliousaild: men in Ihe field. The jnic generally, IJUt male] average h'lv thousand doll- a few minoi points of difference per mile for the entire 551 .miles rains will be running by October COMPLETE MAJORITY'REPORT OF CONCILIATION BOARD ON STRIKE BISHOP LEGAL COMING HERE Father Roscnthal ind Bishop 1 cgil of Ednionton. arc expected1 tomorrow iftetnoon from f algin The Bishop will conduct the services at St. Pat- rick's church on Sundaj While m this district he will usit Diamond City, Tabcr.aiul Coutts. SIR WM. WHYTE'S RETIREMENT Montreal, July will retire from the railwni service before long but just how soon I have no vtt decided said Sir Wm White Canadian Picific i ice president am. geneial of westein lines at Winnipeg, is in Montreal for couplr oi da} s IRISHMAN WITH t CANADIAN RIFLE JfcCrea, the Pinchcr Creek drug Maclood a visit today. Estate Active Itoj eflfeatc which has apjicared for ,tha week' to have quiuted down lillle on account of there being no .Urgt has become very active' -tkji.week several impnrlant deals j closed today and yesterday.) on page Si, Blslejr Camp Tuly the rifleman s deibj it but still in Its in tlal stsge a wonderful feat has a! eadv been uerfoimed bj M itirice Hood of the Irishmen s Ride Associa ion, 'has won .right off .the reel he Bass, Halrdrd Memorial, nd the Win'bledon cup No man ha. efore carried off all these trophies 'e used throughout the'-.. Canadian pss rifle, and ammunition. of th_ mtch rifle pattern, and seems cerlnii o win the Nopton for which hese competitions count. The following money-prizes were On by Canadians today: Private Blli- won the Two HundreVl Yards' Sweepstakes and (20; Sergt. White won at the Two :Hiihdred Yards sweep; Captain Wolfeiider was 50th, and won 15: at Ihe Six .'Hundred Yards Sweepstakes, Sergt. .Patterson .was 15th, and won Blackburn, Winnipeg, was and :won 15; In tbe Liberty, Corporal Mortimer: got 18th "place, Ottawa, July following tht complete report of the majority o Conciliation Board dealing wit the trouble between the operators ani coal-miners In 'Alberta and B. In the-mattcr of the Industrial Dis. putes Investigation Act and in :the the differences between the Western Coal Operators' Association and District' No. 18, United Mine Workers of America, your boardire ipectfnlly presents the following.re- port: Historical Sketch .During the years 1903' and ISifj Tlie Western Coal Operator's Asso- ciation and, District No. 18. United 'Mine Workers of Ameiica had been conducting opentions undei an agiee ment which terminated March 3111 Under the terms of this agree ment a conference was held at Bin Alberta thirty days prior to the date of expiration of this agree ment to negoti ite a new agieement The confeience fruitless the agreement lapsed on March 31st 1911. and immedidteij the miners thtoiigh out practically the whole district covered the eighteen mines 'ceas- ed work.' The department of labor Immediateh offered a conciliation boaid the paities finallv accepted The hoaid was constituted with AT barter of l-eime representing the United Mine Workers of America apd Mr Colin Macleod of Macleod AHa representing the Western Coal Oper ators Association 'c Cordon of Winnipeg! as Gluvirmiit 1 be boaid convened atil ethhridge on Aunl'26 continued in session tin ill Maj 12 ind adjourned reconven ed at Coftman on Jiiue S, and finallj adjourned In Bantf on luh j) 1S11 The boeid inabilih to present an unanimous report.. A. J Cnrter being unable, to accept 'the proposed "wage scale, will present minority'-'rcport. The board further deeply regrets that the utmost dill gence .and care in the securing and weighing- of evidence seemed during the" Investigation and after the most strenuous and prolonged efforts to larinoiib.e the opinions and attitudes ofHhe parties, that it is forced to re- port: a failure in this respect, in that neither of tho parties is prepared to iccept the finding ot the board. It is, WOMAN IS NOT TO BE HANGED Ottawa, July a largely at- nded-cabinet council this morning fit was. decided to recommend execu- tive clemency in the case of Mrs. An- gela Neapolitiino under sentence of death al the Soo for killing her hus- band. ;rhe womanVdeiicate physical condition and Hie jury's recommenda- tion-to mercy, and the-favorable re- port of the trial judge together with liiie woman's story of provocation were the principal grounds- u'pon which the government lias acted. however the conviction of the board that after-due consideration of the eqiilh of the' decision" and of tho effect of this the will come to an atieenicit upon the bails sug seated. The problems confronting the board in dealing with this dispute vvene so intricate and varied and the issues involved so vast and far leach Ing, that the time consumed was far bejond the expectation of anj of the membei s Bit lining entei.vt upon -he tasx it was that anj thing but the most thorough and exhaustive hi: restitution, would satisfj neither the I itself nor the deportment not he country, at large. In conducting he the board placed itself en irely at the disposal of the parties In possess itself of the fullest ata upon every point.-: Every mine was visited, every witness-called, ev y grievance probed :as each party Swoin doeuments taken roni tlie company's .books were .pre ented payrolls were examined, niiue fficials and union officiiilb weie put on the stand, sanitation; was Inspect- ed the cost ot Hung an 1 the cost of coil piodnction tonnage output oi the mines, and selling prices of coal and markets relation of companies to railway companies: these and al cognate matters at the instigation of the narties ind on its own motion Ihe board fearlessly in- No information was re- fllbcd bv eithei pal tv noeilfjiilM blirk ed When it-Is remembered that in Ihe Western Coal Operator's Associa (Continued, on page '1 lie loufe is a wide umc, [penetrating the height of Isi In a .note attached to the report.Mr M icLeod signifies his agreement the chairman generallj, but indleatea mlnoiitj report was received from A I Carter the membei appointed OB the ..men's recommendation. Ihe boards lepon opens, with tirlef sketch of the course of the dis- -closing with an expression of bundled milts noitli of Lake .Super .egret that the efforts of the lor an nd dcsLending to Lake Nipigon, thence paralleling the Caiiadia not been insufficient in bringing the dispute to a conclusion, but re- marking th it 'it Is, howeter, the-con in IL IL la, Lne ific Rililvv.lv to I'oit -1 he of the boaid that after due i Ihe against a er ue maximum glides will be six feet of equity and of tbe and lui (let bound trains Then will .effect west bound confe against cast suggested be many coslh bridges and Madiicfs and A. 100 foot tunnel along The report points out that durlnc the of the InTestigatlon mine was visited, every wltneaa SITEOFSHOlf INTWOIEEKS __ -T- .Montreal, July is slated Iiai an announcement will be made vilhm a couple of weeks as to the xact location of tlie new Westet Imps of' the Canadian Pacific- Itail- 'Kreil Rose, who-represented (lie .25tli Uattery Coronation aflenioon after a fine Hip. l-fc says-'ho had a fine tinifi [ind enjoyed ininuto-he was away. THIS CROP WILL BE A WHOPPER i Mr, Wingrqse, of Glaresholm, Is spending I hi, daj m the ciU that Clarebiiolin uill the hig- gesl, crop m tho history 01 tiie dis- tuct 11ns eclipsing In far tfic million and one-half -crop o[ two can1 inns ago ,nn. ANOTHER THIRTY FOR. "RASPBERRY" Not being satisfied iWiimled Police barracks called and every grievance probed ai each iwrty desired, sworn statement! taken from tbe company and union ornca.li were placed on the stand .1 Situation was inspected and the coat" I of Jiving coal production, tonnage and output of mines tbe tell- ing' price of pin the elections will all bp .over by tlifl first week in Oclobor. That bo definitely ;