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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume TV. A Urn.. Tuesday, July 25. J911. Number 188 SUPERB CONDITIONS EXIST Cardston Expects to Beat All Records This Year MANY SHOWERS Other News From the "South; Building Active July past few haie fiiven us local tlmndei, lightnmg and A little hall, but nothing of a damaging character The gram Is making a fine sample, vill be well filled ,otn of straw" The vield promises to one of tile best ever recoided in (this district and ours his yet to be bushels per acre from 75 ot tall wheat been no lack of moisture [in this, local it) and ue expect this year, to. hear of thp above record being I exceeded fall-wheat yield. The u dai s and cool nights are bring- lug on tho grain veij fast and some t cutting is looked" for. the week j in August Over twenty odd entries were re- centiy made in the' standing fields of un competition and doubtless moro 1 would have b.een 'made if there had been' This district presented mote fine fields of Branding grain than umJre seen thit, yeu- Excellent reports "come from the 1UJ1 Spring' and Glennwood districts are a trifle earlier than BLOCK IN A MONTH and Kimball to the east-all iug crop reports and Leavitt, a nd-1 Mountain Vjew are also 'giving the western-end .a boom on tbe'crops. Timothy hav IB being cut and never a finer stand With some farm- ers harvesting and hating will be on together. s Todij is the anniversary of the ar- l rival in Salt Lalto Vallej of the Utah' pioneeiB, 1847, so the 24th of July Is always lemembered fittingly The" Sundaj schools among the P. Burns Co. Will Rush New Structure on Third Avenue "We will rush llic'new'Hunts' Mock on 'Illinl Avo to completion m two months This wab the Into slala.- mcni, nudr to llic Ilci.ild laU night In K building kupoiiii- tcndcnt of the :Uimis Co., who ar- rived in the lit} al midnight for tin) purpose'of .'building start ed uilhout delay Mr Woorljard Lame to I.cthhrldgp fiom WeUUmun, whole the ujinpany lias just, complet- eil a fine block "in '.the place, of tjieir liioperly buint out c.ulv in 1909 "Tho company's meat, market will be moi'eil I'rom the Alexandra- Motel block jiist as boon .as we can possibly niou added Mr "If possible, we will have tile temporary quarters fitted up tins ucck and niove in early next week. The con- tract for the excavation1 of the new bloou, will be let today The P Hums Co lias eicrj faith m I cthhridgc, and arc show ing it bj the amount of capital invested by them here Tlicv look for a big build- ing boom iu the course: of. a few months, just as soon as the crop ib harvested and people arc assured that the country; is once more in1 a prosperous, condition, such as prevail cd before the stimgency brought on bv last veal's partial crop failure Lcthbridge ought to be and vull he one of the best citifis in the whole of the H'ebt The plans and specifications for the new building are being prepared by I! M and W Wlnddinglon, and no doubt the tenders for the super- stiucture will be called lor in 'the course of a couple of weeks COAL OPERATORS AGREE TO ACCEPT lAJORlTY AWARD Board of Trade Conference at Macleod Wants Award Accepted -Miners Want Strike Ended but Will Not Accept the Majority Minority Report to be Basis ADVANCE TO HARVESTERS Toronto, Jnh 25 John 'Seul- 1} Winnipeg, who as a contractor's agent 1ms handled manj thousands of men, sajs tlut if the western farm- ers expect if> drauf labor from the this season in talked of should, conibine and agree to paj poi head of the advance faic Jattei pay Saints will this year hold to mcn (Q go wcgt am, the commemorating; exercises in the -harvest'.fields. Manitoba Cardston celebretu at Baleman'g 'government, through Mr Robert Rog- three and a halt miles south ,cry advnnoc 55 c annc on Leea Creek, where there will 'no tor 1 to the west would no doubt sipn agreements to work in thc han est fields for a certain period and 1 return tlicir fare out ol thc money earned. At the SlounUIn View baseball-. team .will 'try conclusions with the home team and there will be Rporti' an 1 a program of exercises Klmball and Aetna nil] join in their cplcbration at the last named point This Is thej-eturn for the Do- minion Day celebration when Aetna Baseball will also vent to Klmball lie in evidence I eavitt and villages will also make the hohda) by mutual Interchange of visits. The annual 'Sunday.: school confer- ence was held at jeeterdav aiul uus attended by Supt M A. Uoombf and assistants G 13 Cahoon and Emer Harris, and Pres Tbos Uucoand Z. W Jacobs A good time, Is leported and a very ntditable rendition of the program O'ennxood had annual primars confoience yesterday StaXe Supt Kmilj present ulth Mis Kina V Card of the general board, mid Pres E I Wood and S Williams 'I hero i large attendance of usit- ors from, the .wards and the children made a good lecord in their ilnging everci'-es and recitations- A'l were saddened. by the absenee of the -local Mrs. Nettie Lea- Mil, who is at present in Cardston under, the doctor's care. TnY.Glemvood people are all sin- cerely the. departura of. Wood, one of the bishopric. and v. most faithful and en- ergetic >oung man He is offered by hli brother In Salt Lake City and to go south Progrttf The new brick block of Mesars. Spencer and Stoddard Is making a Ing, u the wills are rising roar tlmbtri for the Alberta Btike TatMTBMle are also reaching nkyward j LANCEY AN APPLICANT Winnipeg, July License Inspector Lancey, of applicant for the position of chief of police at Winnipeg to succeed Chief McHae, resigned (By a Staff Reporter.) "Whereat, has been a tion ol work in the coal fields of Al- berta and Eaitern Brjtiih Columbia since 'the flnt of "And, whereat, the public has al- ready been serluuily affected by the shortage, of! coal in .the agricultural district! of Alberta and Saskatche- wan, and In the smelting.dittricti of British Columbia, and gener- ally through the entire district has been paralyzed, "And, whereat, grave anxiety IE felt of the prospect of a coal faming for the coming winter, "And, whereai, In view of the press ing necessity for action, the Boards of Trade throughout the alfeced dis- tricts decided to bold a combined meeting.for the'purpose of endeavor- ing to settlement of the pute, but, although the represents lives of both parties were present, and the Intention was fully presented, it has been found impossible to bring the partiee together; "And, whereas, there has been a Board of Conciliation under the Le mieux Act, and a report been brought in under the signature of the Rev. C. W Gordon, the chairman of Board, and the only unprejudic- ed person thereon; "Be It therefore resolved meeting expresses Its endorsation of such report as brought In by chairman, and i morning.severely denounces the Insult offered to the premier yes- terday by ipiurgent Unionists as "a disRuetliitf exhibition of bad temper worse manners Morning Post ,thc Standard and. other Unionist vegans, represent- ing the InaurgenL side, however, ex- hibit not slightest compunction, attack Mr. Asqiifth in bitter terms an "iiiwcrupiilouRly political adyen Hirer-' for what as his shameful utc of his in obtain- ing King's consent to create peers Evidence "of Increasing of tunrftftt a Sfany letters from peers, members of the House of Commons and others advocating the "no policy appeared in the papers this morning. The, Times says "that the gravity.pt the crisis cannot be overestimated; and that the host informed Unionist! declare H is now feared the creation of peers cannot be Times says 130 Karl of Halsbury and it'is.now ex- pected that when the bifl comas be- fore the House of Lords again La n a- downe and his supporters will ab- stain from voting, In which case thp bill will be 'rejected unless sufficient peers have already been created. Thc Liberal whip'has the list remdy to sub- mit to the King. The Liberal morn- ing papers quote a letter signed Lord Hugh Cecil and published, in Times of July 5th, to" prove Lord Hugh planned thc obstruction of the house The letter after slewing the circumstances in connection {Continued on page 5} record resolution which was un- animously passed, as being in accord with theicvidence brought out at the IB, felt to be a victory for tho.Operators, inasmuch as it will lend to Influence! the public In their I'avor, arid "while 'they were very dic- tatory-at; times, there'seemed to be very little daubtUhat their presenia- lon of the facts whole case from tho opening of tho first negotiations m March light up. to the present was more definite, and to the than that 6f the miners. To any attendance at the meeting, any as to the wide spread which the Gewal Public Watching the negotiations would jueen readily dlipellek. Delegates were pre sent "west as Grand uorksi, and. from Regina on the east. 'Both sides of the question were well represented. President Stock- ett and Naisinith, White- sides and' Mac Not 11 represented the Operators; President Powell, Vice-President-Stubbs, Secretary Car- D. McNabb and International Board Member.-rP.ureell, of Montana, looked after the'interests of the Min- ers. Both played their best that the decision of the meeting wpuld a great deal to do with the future action ofi "Macleod, Alta., July 24, 1911. A. Aciaad, Deputy Minister of Labor, and Koglstrar of Boards of Conciliation dud Investigation, Ottawa- VDear, beg to acknowledge receipt of your lc tier, of the 13th inet, enclosing certified copy of the find' ings of the Board of Conciliation and Investigation, appointed In connec; tion with; the of tlie dispute between the coal mines, comprising the .Western Coal Operators' Associa tion, and its emplojees, as'members of the United Mineuorkers of erica, District 18, filso a copy of thci in which you 'ask us whether it will be agreeable to the accept, the findings as an adjustment, of the differences referred to Investigation "Replying, I am instructed -by the Western .Coal- Operators' Association to call your attention to the fact that at the meelngB held in Calgary, dur- ing the month of; March, at which ef- forts an ag- reement between the miners and the operators, after prolonged sittings, ex- tending, over the entire month; it be- ing agreement could not he arrived at, a proposition was made to the minors by the operators, proposing that the whole matter should be submitted to a' 'board of ar- bitration for final c.djufatnient, agree- the government; IB the matter on jng at fchc to bfl account of the-repreHentatne char by the of Buch board( thls proposition, C Was Refused by the Miners iud a dhe first dayof'April, and the strike to tbe present tine.. received from., your department by both parties, daring the month of'April, that unless either acter of the meeting The following delegates were7present with cieden tiala from their respective Boaids s A. Starkev, W G Fos ter, G JBurclaj, J R. Pol lork; G G 'Atoffatt, F G Dubols, S H Herchmer A. Dagg, E. II. Saun7 A; Johnston. Grand. A. McCallum. L. Ouimette. New B Steadman, A. J MoCaui: Sage, C F P Conybeare; B. L. Cope, J. L. .Manwar- ing and Aid Gonde F R. H Hll- W. B. George, R. G. Matthews A H.'Allen, 51. C. McLean, A, Young G M Proud, J Pember, .R Patter Km, At P P Alberta. era! C R .Mitchell C. Brown. Moose 0 Wellington M P P Foisy S Beach, M Spencer McLsine. Pincher M. Mowat. n Patton The'.meeting was held''in the. Town commencing at two o'clock, short preliminan session being held to arrive at some definite method of procedure Fred A Starkey, of Nel- made chairman, and G. G, Mbffatt, of Fernie, secretary: of the meeting. The chairman explained the Object of the Meeting which was to make a supreme effort on-'life part of the public to 'bring the two parties together for a final set tlement, to state their cases and the findings of the Conciliation Board, 'hereinthey and then if no'ground could be found, on'which to bring-the two parties together with some indication that they might reach settlement, then the meeting could proceed along the Hues of the public [Wint of view, and some vpry definite action would be taken. In .behalf of the Operators. 5fr. Htockett read the answer of the as- answer to the 5Iinister of Labor's letter, when sending out, the. certified copies of the majority report .'of the Conciliation Board's proceedings. Tills answer is embodied ill the following letter: START CUTTING WINTER WHEAT Harvesting began in the brlijge diitrlet yeittrdiy. At Wilton Siding Thai. Linlir Marttd to work In MO- field ot winter whent. Welle end Andenon alto com- minced cutting winter wheM on lirm Welle tidlne, eouth ol the miners or the applied tor a board of investigation and con- ciliation' under the Lemteux Act, that you proposed to appoint a Hoyai com- mission to investigate the whole mat- ter for the information of the public To this we replied that we courted the fullest investigation by any com- mission jou might appoint, realizing that a full and impartial inquiry into the conditions under which mining operations were being carried on in district, would result in placing the attitude of the operators In a Favorable Light before the public The miners, how- applied for a board under the Act, which was duly con stltuted At the first meeting of the hoard, held In the City of Lethbridge, the operatois made a proposition, in writing, to the chairman, that thej would agree to be bound by the find Ings of the board, provided that the miners would, at the aame time, also agree to be so bound This propoal1 tion the miners refused, and the board proceeded with its investiga- tions The result of almost two and one half months' 'work is to: he found in the reports above mentioned j (Continued on page i} C.P.R. BRIDGE OVER MACLEOD TRAIL On the West Side of the River is About Completed Level railway crossings are always dangerous.. There have been BO fatalities in poruon of' the country during the past few years that llio railway companies are al- s looking to overcome them whet ever possible. Ever since the cut-oft between Letlibndyt; and. Macleort has been in operation the C. P-R- have been aware of the'dangerous condi- tion of the level crossing over Hie track about one and one-half inileb west of the high bridge Ihis, crossing is on the main trail between Lethtnidge and Kipp, that is on the Macleod toil, which is one, of Hie much roads in the l.eth- bridgc dislncfc Situated in a big cut in one of the bends QJI the t-Mck, it. made it almost impossible'for a person driving to see if a tram was approaching from either so that there was imminent; cf a serious accident day. To overcome the difficulty the com- pany is putting m an overhead cross- ing at this point, Minply bridging the cut so that vehicles .could pass over- head. Besides helping to overcome r.cr cidents it would gne the engineers a clear run, much to be desired where there is ,i grade and a curve n the road The bridge is now about com- pleted anrt will be ready for the pub- lic in eight QC ten days. 'Ihe subway under the approach of the high level bridge is almost com- pleted where the Macleod -Road or. Ffrst street passes under the bridge at this side of the river The- grad- ing is neailj done, and when it if. linishrd thu crossing on Gait strrrl will be closed, ..making (the Macieod tiail from Lelhbndgc "Kip one 01 the safest as regards railwav crossings, inf the country. RAIN FALLS AT PORCUPINE Porcupine, Ont, July com- ing down steadily since Sunday even- ng has put out all forest fires amfl the smouldering muskeg; near the town allaying all further fire danger The burned skeleton; of an unknown victim was found near an ice house in So.uth Poicupine not 200 feet from the lake There IB no means of identification. ANNIVERSARY OF MORMON PIONEERS Magrath Had a Big Cele- bration on the Oc- casion PERMITS FOR RESIDENCES The building permits were taken out this morning swelling the permit total for the month by 15500 Both were for :B. B. Hoyt on Sixth avenue A.'south cost of and one for Hugh Boyd on Twelfth street south' at" SNOW FELL IN BAY CITY Bay City, July five minut es last night a snow flurry occurred everal milea southeast of Bay City, he only snow ever recorded during Tub in this part of the state LOCAL CARTAGE CONCERNS UNITE INTO ONE COMPANY Western Transfer Co, Absorbs the Ripley Trans- fer and Will Buy Oat the Gibbons Transfer Co. One o! the most Important business deals which has been put, through iif the city-for. some.time vwas consum- iwile'l this week wheii. the .Wcslcni 1'ransfcr Co. -absorbed the Hinley Ti.msfer Co forming ,i joint, slock coTpany with a capitalization of J30.000. The "new company will be mown as the Western Transfer Co., and will carry on a general business, and m addition will landlc coal and ice along the same incs as has been previously done by thc Western Transfer Co.' In addi- tion to nrorging the stock of the two companies, tbe new company have also purchased the business of thc Gibbon Transfer'Co., and will lake It iver-on Monday next. This will give hem a lull equipment ot twenty or noro teams.. The officers of thc new :ompanv arc, T Long, president and man.iging director 0. T. Long, vice- iresidcnt, and W. II. Ripley, secre- tary. They will continue the present office of the old company next the Arcade, but will also open up anoth- er oRcc in thc C.l'.R. freight sheds from which all business connected with the. transfer oi freight will be directed. A very Important .agreement, has been reached between .the, the wholesale business houses of the citj by which thc Western Transfer Co., Ltd., will ,pf thesis companies along the lines of the Pacific Cartage Co of Calgary Thc new company is prepared to give the wholesalers an. eipcdiUous, sys- tem of handling all and the wholesalers took bold of the matter in order to ;et a systematic method ol getting this worV'donc Thc new system will go into effect on August 1, according to the authority recent- ly received from the C.P.K. bead ol- for its establishment. TOWN'S BIRTHDAY D. H. Elton Delivers an Oration; Sports a Feature Magrath, July 25 a tation of thuir happj remembrance ol two verv important events m their lives and the lives of their the residents of Magrath, in conjunct-' tion with many people Irom the neigh boring towns of Raymond and Caidi- ton, celebrated in the most joyous. and superb stjle, Mondaj, July 24th, the dav on which the Mormon pion- eers landed in Salt Lake Valley m 1847, and when Magrath was jicoi- porated into a town municipality the Provincial Legislature in HOT.'' j The whole day was one of icstivities from da'y until midnight, when a grand ball brought to a close one of the most successful celebrations ever held in the Garden." Citv. Sports, music, ,and oratory, nere the most pronounced features, and thanks to the untiring efforts of tile committees, under the able direc- tion o( ex-Mayor Jensen, they we're that could be expected, every event being signally nucceuful- Th'e weather was particularly gener- us, and nothing happened to mar oc dispoil the daj's prop-ram In the early hours ol the morning the'citizens were 'awaleeneiUbjr the_ svicct strains of music, rendereB'Jby, the Magrath brass band, who seren- aded the town ifero one end to >the other The stirring martial airs, coup led "with the flying nags and bunting, gave the usually quiet settlement a gala appearance The whole its populace appeared to have donned their festive attire The tram from Cardston wai met bv the band, and the no smatl contin- gent from the western city were'fit- tmglv welcomed From "Raymond and Welling pleasure-seekers came m and autos, and even the lord ly democrat might be seen wending its way into tho town. U 9 a m the great celebration commenced The races for thi fChil' prised the preliminary to list of attractions. The given liberaf prizes, and their young hearts were made happy to the great est degree The children's sports con- tinued until about 11.30 a m when the patriotic service was opened By the time the meeting began, large crowds packed the gal; Iv decorated grandstand and the points of vantage nearby A plat- form had been built in front of the stand upon which sat the mayor and council, ex-Major Jensen, D H, Elton, orator of the day, and others. C Jensen presided, and after the in- vocation by Mayor 0 A Woolley, announced the first number, a ieleo- tion'hv the Chinook The club was well and were full) entitled to the unstinted ap- plause accorded them, as they lang with much grace and harmony D II Elton, of Lethbridge, twu then introduced by the chairman In a rent speech in which he pronounced Mr. Elton one of the most able pub- lic speakers Alberta possesses Mr. Elton has won for himself n name as an orator and his effort on this occasion "as no deviation from his usual high standard His address was vigorous, strong and soul-stirr- th.it penetrates tho whole his finely selected and well formulated utterances fo- hvcred with eloquence and ease He reviewed vcrj graphically the march of the pioneers of 1847, liken- ing them to the Pilgrim Fathers. The) differed, however, on one point, the pilgrims rame of their own free will, but the Mormon pioneers, were driven and hounded from, their in I he cast to the desolate deserts of Western America. Tho .speaker' re- hear.sed the trials of the great, migra- tion, the subsequent hardship in Ihe stciile uillcys of Utah, and finally on page ;