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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta L MS. r. IV. Alta.. Friday, -Iniy 14, nUiift ON IATER SAYS MAYOR DICKSON ;MacleooVs Goal Supply is Running Very REAL m ATE ACTIVE Many Transfers Reported Police Officer Moved Macleod, Alia., July J. Reed, Hank of Commerce at Bassano has arrived to fill the vacan- cy in 'the' Hank "t "of Commerce here, caused'by the transfer of II. R. Main to Tilley. Dr.-Fraser, for the past four years 'doctor -here, has been transferred to the Jlegina Division, where he will "have charge of all nic- the work: in connection with Police. Sliss ,A. Hoey has taken a position s stenographer in -the town office. The United Farmers held their pic- nic on the Island Park here day, which was .the most successful of any "they, haye yet held.' The wea- ther. was ideal and. it being Wednes- day a number of the stores were closed in the 'afternoon, so that every person wqulii bo able to attend and .about five, hundred. and farm- ers "attended. A dancing platform 'had been erected and the South Mac- the music, the up all afternoon. There were numerous games and oth- dance rieing kept CARMANGAY'S CROP _ Estimated that Yield in That District Will be Very Heavy In the lobby of the Grange Hotel, Carmanpay are to. be seen some fine specimens of wheat and rye, brought in from the surrounding farms. The fall wheat' stands 48 inches, and is beautifully headed. Tho farmers of the district speak in-glowing terms harvest prospect this A conservative estimate is that there come bushels of wheat ready for shipment, and grave tears are entertained with regard to the want of elevators..At present-'then- are only two, but at'least four more will be needed for the expected crop. Within the recollection oi the oldest fanner here there has been no better year than the present. The rainfall has been heavy, the record for the year so far, according to the govern- ment, guape at the Carmangay farm, being; 10 inches. There '.arc --large farms in the some'of acres, nil full Of-crop, and there is a general feeling of optimism. The Carmangay Fall Fair on Sep- tember Hth; and 15th promises to be a Ximiber.179 No Accurate Estiitiate Has Yet Been the Lives Lost in District Children Stood in Water While Forest Fires Surged About Them Rushing Relief er sports afforded all-a very....... good game begin.by twcen Ortoh and Rath well was per- haps the feature of the afternoon and at the end 'ISfll in. 'faror' of" Orton. The "Agricultural Society .will give prizes, amolmting in all to ovec S100, to .the best fields of stAnd- ing grain in this district', the entr es to which are now being taken, which cost AS there arc so many fields of grain in the district it will be very hard for the judges to form their opinion as to the best. The annual meeting of the Maoleod Hospital Directors was held in the town hail on' Tuesday afternoon when the annual financial report was pre- which showed that durirg the past year the hospital has made excellent showing. The following di- rectors for the coming year were chosen at the 'meeting P. C. Primrose, E. P. McNeill, T.. II. Su-d- man, E. H. Maunsell, Rov. h. Bovle, A. Young, R. D. McXay, J. Mc- Donald, J. F. Maclachlan, J. K. Pemher, J. L. Kawcctt, Dr. G. E. Kennedy, G.C-.Ivcs, Malcolm McKen ffe, R. II. Richardson. T. R. Bremner lias sold out his ''in- terest, in the White Mall Grocery store to the other partners, Messrs. Kho'des and Day. Mr. Harry McN'ab has purchased the cartage and teaming business late ly conducted by Messrs. McMann Williamson. Economize on Water Mayor Pickson, in view of the com- ing scarcity of coal unless the pres- ent strike is soon'settled, has issued ia request to the citizens of Macleod to economize on the water; as the supply of coal at'the power house is limited and'will only last for about seven weeks. In future anyone found wasting water from the municipal water system will be prosecuted, there already- being two convictions on this charge. If the coal strike continues much longer it is probable that the town" will' have to economize even more on the, street lighting ser- vice. The Ladies' Aid of the Roman Cath olic church are holding their annual the 10th of August.- COMING HERE Father Roscnthal and Bishop Legal of Edmonton, arc expected tomorrow afternoon from Calgary. The Bishop will conduct the services at St. Pat- rick's church on Sunday. While in this district he will visit Diamond City, Taber and Coutts. Bialey Camp, July the rifleman's derby is but still in its in- itial stage, a wonderful feat has ready been performed by -Maurice Blood, of the Irishmen's 'Rifle Associa- tlon, who has won right off the reel the Bass, Kdge. Halford Memorial, and the Wimbledon cup. No man has before carried off all these trophies. He used throughout, the- Canadian Ross rifle, and ammunition of. the match rifle pattern, and seems certain to win the Nopton cup, for which these competitions count. The following money prizes were won by Canadians today: Private Bib- Ice cream, and strawberry festival in bj wo" tnc Two Yards' SIR WM. WHYTE'S RETIREMENT Montreal, July retire from the railway service before very long, but just how soon I have not yet said'.Sir Wm.'.Whyie; Pacific vice-president and general executive of western lines at Winnipeg, who is in Montreal for a couple of days. North Bay, Ont., July fires after repeating their harvest of death have either burned themselves out or are under control and no fur- ther disasters are A re- lief train left-North Bay this after- noon for Porcupine with provisions, blankets, tents, etc. Survivors frbnr Porcupine tell stories of lying in swamps beside lakes and escaping with scorched lungs'and ies. Many women and children stood chin deep in water at South pine for five hours and survived the terrible heat and smoke while many sunk beneath the waves. Billy the well' known min- ing man, got into a canoe with Jack McMurricb. barrister, Brooks of Mont- real and George Green, and without paddles tried to breast tho waves with-short sticks. Tho canoe was' overturned and Moore was drowned, the others escaping. A gruesome sight at North Bay today was the loading of a car of cofllns which went forward on a relief train In Passenger Agent R. Parr. Word'haw been'received from the stricken town of Cdchrane to stop all people going there, as great dlfllculty is experienc- ed in providing, fov those who have remained'since the fire. Kight deaths nrb already reported from the Kod- Campbell was the only .man to escape. Captain Yost had- a bard fight Goose Uiko and trains on the are rushing supplies .to Porcupine and Cochrane. ami will be plen- tiful after first night. The fire swept clean theltownshlp of Lang- muir; Delora, McAr- thur and .Cripple Creek districts, and how Tnnny of-the thousands of pros- pectors escaped cannot be estimated. The Hudson's Bay Co are forwarding supples to the stricken towns and everybody will be cared for. A party of Queen's ,'Univeriity Students who_lmye been-tourinp: Uio mineral ...r. tnu "Miivritii charge of General tfelCescaped lives bv a nar- ,'i row margin.. It included Wllnier Campbell.1 Charles S. Spearman. Win. Battersbee. tltiff and Oulsqtte. They had to run for.miles with fire all 'Manager Mock of the l-'orno Avent through this morn- inff .with'his mother Copper Cliff. Both In'the shaft and both are temporarily at least, while the mother may.die. C; H. Younp. e.x- JHayor of Halleybtiry> Jsr chairman of the emergency committee at South Porcupine .and is doing wonderful work in caring for Jack Hume, pugilist, is also doing good work. Every man coming out reports seeing many Uead bodies on traits and' roads, indicating 'that the death .toll will heavy. Just Smoking Rulni Porcupine. July Porcu- Pine and Pottsvllle today stand black- ened and smoking ruins. There are CONCILIATION BOARD PRESENTS ITS FINDING TO COST MILE C. N. R. Lets Contract for Port-Arthur-Sudbufy Line Toronto, July for the construction of the Port Arthur- Sudbury division of the Canadian Northern' railway, the last link be- tween 'the company's wes tern system were, awarded .today, jointly to Foley Bros., of St. Paul. Along the Lines of Dr. Gordon's Previous Statement s CONDUOJIINES Least Trouble Exists in the Best Managed Mines .3 Ottawa. July Mackenzie King, minister of labor, handed out for the press tonight a copy of the report of the Hoard of Conciliation and .Investigation, which had tried to effect an adjustment of differences between the coal operators compris- ing tlie-Western Coal Association and tho miners who have been in their employ: The report given out Is signed'by Minn and the Northern Construction Rev. vy. Cordon, D.D.. as chairman, Companv, of Winnipeg. Thev will l I start work at Cutting four or! five thousand men in the :field. The the on nomination of operators. In a note attached to the report Mr. sjgnlfies m'f agreement wltji chairman generally, but cost will axeragc tifly thousand doll- 'a few minor1 points of difference., ars per mile for the entire 551 .mrlcs. Trains will be running by October overdone hundred lives lost con- 1. J313. The route'is Inss (penetrating the hcikht of land one (Continued on page COMPLETE OF ONSllKE IRISHMAN WITH CANADIAN RIFLE Ottawa, July following js report of-the majority jot the Conciliation 'Board dealing with the trouble between the'operators and coal-mfners m Atberta and B. In the" matter 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 board re- spectfully' presents the following .re- port: Historical Sketch -During the years and The Western Coal Operator's Asso- ciation District Xo. IS, United 'Mine Workers of America had bee'n conducting operations.under an agree ment Which terminated March Sist; 1911. Under the terms of this ment, a. conference was held at ;jSal- .gary. Alberta, thirty days to the date of expiration of this agree- ment, to negotiate a new agreement. The conference proved fruitless, tlie agreement lapsed on March 31st 1911, and immediately the miners through- out .practically the whole district covered by the eighteen mines 'ceas- ed work.' The department of labor Immediately offered a conciliation board: the parties finally accepted: The hoard was constituted with A..T. Carter of Fernie, representing. the tUnlted Mine Workers of America, and Mr. Colin Macleod of Macleod, representing the Western Coal Oper- ator's, and ordon, f 1 The board'.con vened u t> Lethbrldge, on 'April .26. continued in session "un- til May 12, anil adjourned: reconven- ed at Ooreman on June S. and finally adjourned in Hamf on July p, 1911. The board regreUuits Inability to present "an unanimous report., A. J. Carter being unable to accept 'the proposed'-wage scale, will present a minority "report. The board further deeply regrets that the utmost dill- pence and care in the securing and weighing of evidence secured during .the investigation and after the most strenuous and prolonged efforts to harmonise the opinions and attitudes of the parties, that it is forced to re- port a failure in this respect, In that neither of the parties is prepared to accept the finding of the board. H is, WOMAN IS NOT TO BE HANGED Ottawa. July a largely at- tended cabinet council this morning rit was decided to recommend execu- tive clemency In the case of Mrs. An- gela Neapolitano under sentence of death at the Soo for killing her hus- band. .The woman's'delicate physical condition and the jury's recommenda- tion to mercy, and the favorable re- port of the trial judge together with Wie'.woman's story of provocation were the principal grounds upon which the government has acted.' however, tho conviction !of the board, that after- due consideration of the equity of tho effect, of the parties will come to an agreemcM upon the basis" gested. The, problems confronting the board in dealing with this dispute so intricate and varied and the issues involved so vast and far reach- Ing, that the time consumed was far beyond the expectation of any of the members. B'JI having, entet.'.-d upon the task it was that anything but the most thorough and exhaustive In- vestigation would satisfy neither the board itself nor the department nor the country at large. In conducting the board placed itself en- tirely at the disposal of the parties in possess itseirof the fullest data upon every point. X Kvery mine was visited, every witness .called, ev- ery grievance probed as each party desired. Sworn' documents taken from the company's books pre- sented. payrolls were examined, mine officials nnd union officials 'were put on" the stand, sanitation was Inspect- ed. the cost of living; and the cost of coal production mines, nnd Belling markets, relation of companies to railway companies: these and all cognate matters at the 'Snsltgation of the parties nrid cm. Its own motion. the board faJtlifnlly and fenrlessly In- vestigated. No information was re- fused by either party; no enquiry burk It Is remembered that In the Western Coal Operator's Assocfa- (Continued on page hundred miles north of -.'Lake.'. Super-: ior. anil descending, to Lake Nipigon, thence paralleling the Canadian Pac- ific -Railway to maximum grades will be. in the thousand, against west bound trains, and live feet against A minority report %vas received from A. J. Carter, the member appointed.on the .inon's recommendation. The board's report opens with'-" a brief sketch of the course of the pute..closing with an expression of regret that the efforts .of the board been Insufficient in bringing tho dispute- to b'ut re- marking that "Jt Is, however, the-con-. vlction of the board that after due' consideration' of equity and of the of this decision the parties will bound trains. There "will 'be many: cost I v bridges and viaducts 'and .it 100 foot tunnel along shore. July is stated that an announcement will-be-made within a couple of weeks as to the exact location of the new shops of the Canadian Pacific tV Parish Hall of the English church end everything so far pronounc- ed success. Tea was served in the evening -to a large crowd, most of whom arc remaining for the dance to- >fcCrea, the Pincher Creek drug girt, paid Miclood a visit, today. Real Estate Active estate which has appeared for .the past week' to have quieted down Sweepstakes and Sergt. won at the Two Hundred Yards sweep; Captain Wolfender was oflth. and won at the Six'Hundred Yards Sweepstakes, Sergt, Patterson .was loth, nmi won ?5; Lieut. Blackburn, Winnipeg, was and won ?5: In the Liberty, Corporal Mortimer, got 18th place, winning SERGT. ROSE. -Sergt. Krud Rose, who represented .a little oh account of thero being no Ihc 2511; Hntlery at the Coronation .large has-become very active returned yesterday- afternoon after a this .weelc.and several important deals j fine trip. F.V says he had a fine closed today and yesterday, -time iind enjoyed every miiiutu he wos (Continued on frth after the P8SS'na St" James Pala'ce on rona.on ceremony, are.here Pala'ce on their relum from the Abbey- Their Mijs'tles wearing thp crown, shown in the famous State coach with its eiqht. cream horse. LIraUed, by J. Darby.) The report points out that during 'the Investigation-'ev- ery mine; was ery called and every grievance probed ai desired, sworn statement! taken- from the company and union' officals-were.placed on the stand: Situation xwaX_inspected and the cost' production, tonnage and output of mines, the'sell- ing.-prlce of coal, markets, relations of coaj companies to railway companies, and all similar matters were at the instigation 'of the- parties and on its own motion fully, investigated. In dscusslng the question of the causes of Uie perennial strife between the parties to "this" dispute, the board remarks that many of he miners-were reported arising' from conditions of work, interpretation of agreement, discrimination, in sonic cases to misunderstandings, Inj some to petty subordin- ate officials, In some to mismanage- ment of mines-and In gome again to unwise interference of union officers. At this point the board ventures the opinion that a stupid or tyrannical or- unsympathetic. pit boss or forernta may work great injury in a mine and sho.uld be removed, and that a meddle-' some secretary of a .local u'nloifcaa with greatest, a camp in a state of turmoil.- His-local should deal with him. The board made the further dis-' covery. that in the mines best -man- aged there were the fewest causes of These individually .of comparative cance-cumulatively furnish a mass "of inflamable material for strike conflag- ration. They ought to be dealt with promptly and settled Aitbotit delay These matters are not, however' in the board's opinion sufficient to ex- plain the phenomenon of recurring strikes and -persistent aniagonism be- tween the parties concerned. The re- lations between the operators and the union men are then taken up and some discussion of the "check off." The principle of open or closed shoo also'-'dealt wftU. drinking "red eye" and escaping cus- recommcnde1 tody, Raspbi-rry Jones, the colored Advance In day wages of 10 per cent, gentleman of fame, did not like the'11" to including 13.00; 8 per cent. idea of bemn a free man, so decided and 5 percent, above that THIS CROP WILL BE Mr. Wingrose. of Claresholm, Is spending the day in the city. He says that Claresholm Will 'have the big- tonnage of the pest in history of -the dis- lln'g prices of coal and tricl lhis .Vt'nr' eclipsing by far tljc million and one-half crop of two yenrs ago. ANOTHER THIRTY: FOR Not being satisfied with sixty days at-the Police barrack's for to reman, whore the mealsare roKu- i i vtmai HI Dinars of 5 lar, for a few days longer, yesier- jccnts according to conditions? am day he appeared before Inspector West .nnd A. H. Humphries, for carryim; an offensive weapon, nanvely, "on left to arbitration. Contract rates to rernaln unchanged Advance In contract rates at bridge of 3 per cent. a slug-shot The prisoner found- an. Readjustment :it Ulle by toi old canvas belt while out working rate proportionate to seam nnd tore one end of it and put :a stonri in it. A few minutes-later'the' guard in charge of him, saw H and irnmediatcly' reported, him, and as result, was given another thirty days lo think it over. When he has fin- ished his present sentence he will have served in all ninety days.., NEGRO AGAIN REMANDED C'harlesDennis, the negro charged with-committing criminal assault on Mrs. Xoel on Wednesday, was again this morning. Mrs. Norl for cro'ss'-cxamination bv NEW C. P. R. DIRECTOR GIobe to- rov. forecast the appointing of James Koss, former president of the Dominion Coal Company, as success- or to the late Robert Meighen on C. P. R. hoard of directors. W. H nmehlnson, vice president and man- aser to the f.nke of the Wooda Coal Company, will probably become pre- sident. Attorney Palmer who appears for lhi> defendant. .She substantiated her of yesterday, The cast- will be resumed tomorrow. ELECTIONS IN OCTOBER Ottawa. July Evenin-g rlie local government oi. Ran. says; "if the pnrllament dead- lock results in nti appc'il to the peo- ple the electionR will all bt> over hy tlio first week in October. That can bo definitely ;