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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Yolfmie V. Lethbridge. Alberta: thursdiiy, July 25, V! Number 191' TOWN OF LILLE IS GIVEN A DEATH BLOW Once Flourishing Town Will Soon be Off the Map MINES CLOSED West Canadian Colleries Closing Down Their Big Works Ilillcrest, -.Inly tilk was ouisioieil ill along he Crows Nest I'ass when the news came out tint, tin- Vicsl I unman tolliet 1C I imitedf hid shut diwn ihm mines and coke ovnns at Lille for This shut-down is one of the lictat- ed consequences'Of the strike last Eiiininu Ucfoie tin o the panv hid a aid) narkcl for all be coke tliev could manulactuic, prac- tically tlic whole output of the mine being used for this puiposc Inn i0 lithe strike their largest customers .contracted for their supply of coi.c elsewhere and since work was resuin; ed last. November iias had practically no market, for either their cose coal. .The loss to the company is extreme, as much of their equipment, including the fine Belgian coke ovrns. iwill liavc to be abantloned altogether, ill is umoured tlia1 the, w, 1 'start immediately opening in their (jiroportics cilhct it the Souih Itik (of tlie Old Man river, or on Byron i Click Oi tne Iwu it 11 mo-c able Ihat the Bjion (.icek pmpcrtx I will be lirsl it I omk ip- tfireciabl) neaici the lailioad Ihe shut! 11? oi the n.ines and ,cokc oiens mean- thai I ille is i ittown is doomtd eien more than its nearest nclghhoi rink nas In the repoil ot tin, Pox il C ommi-ision legardmg the 11115 ifc a n dition of Turtle Mountiln Lille is sitinfed some scxen roiks cast of and the same distance [rum the rulroad the town being scr rd hv the corapan} s own riilioid run ning Irom 1 rink Ihe mines ind coke-ovens have been running since 1100 In 1J03 the Tiank slidi cut the town off from the icst oi (Continued on pige 8) ESTEEMED LADY TO HUNT ALONG GHOST RIVER CONNAUGHT TO TRY OUT ALBERTA GAME FIELDS Calgar> July pre ujtarattons ire heing made foi the rp ception of the TJuke uf Connaught Svho is expected here In' September will be the guest of the old time cattlemen who are hack of the Stam pede, a frontier day celebration and will witness a. review of a largo pro' the Mounted Police, of the prune prouncei which IB to be mobilized in honor of the Governor General and his party. their sojourn m filgRij tho jducal party will go into the wilds of (the1 Ghost river country, and for two .weeks will live, close, to nature. A .'detachment ot N.W.M.P. has been de .tailed to go Into camp near the out ing plice selected by the guides of the [Governor General. BIG RACE Liverpool, July Croat Lancashire Breeders' Produce Stakes of for two-year-elds, five -furlongs, was hero today by A. F. Hasuet's Hoseworthy, 2 to 1 II. Cbolmondoley's Albion, 9 to was second, and the Duke of Westminster's Hornbeam, 8 to 1, third. t, A117 A V AW AI MRS. (REV.) DUNN DIED JN PER- NIE TO COMMUNITY Fernic, July The sudden death of Mrs. A. .Dunn, wife of Hev. A. Dunn, of the Presbyterian church, lias caus- ed deep sadness to a wide circle of 'riends here. Mrs. Dunn -has been In delicate health for some time, and had just undergone a second surgical operation at tlie Ferule hospital, from which she failed to recover, and she died this morning: at two a.m. Mrs. Dunn was a sister of Mrs. A. C. Liphardt, of this city, and was well known to a wide circle of friends. Rev. A. Dunn, the bereaved bus hand, is also a well-known minister now stationed at Kelowna, and had pastor of Knox.Church jiere be- P !the incumbency-of Rev. Hugh Grant. Mr. arid Mrs. Dunn were sta- tioned in India, in the missionary ser- vice, but returned.to this country on of ill health Three small children are left.moth- erless. fine minister bereft of a noble helpmate m the dea h of Mr Dunn. The remains will Ire taken to Rnelph Ont the hon o of her parents ind Atrs Evins not> in HAVE BARLEY WHATABOUT PRICES Farmers Responded to Campaign and Want to Know About Prices Last spring President Rice oi the Mice Mailing Co. of Winnipeg, paid a visit lo Lethbridge. While here he talked verv freclv about the high standard of quality of Southern Al- berta grown barley, and pronounced it unreservedly the bcsl) in the world] 'for malting purposes. This had often J been s ispccfed In the larmers but were not nujch to rn ing bailey when they had to sell it at 35 or -10 cents per bushel Ilowcier Mi Rice slid that if tl e farmers of this part of the world would get busy and raise .the price- less cereal lie would not hesitate very in erecting a million bushel malt- ing plant somewhere in Southern Al- berta, and then the farmers would be isijred of a market for their barley and a good .price at.the same time. The. result Was Ihat more barley was sown than ever before in the hi: torv of soulh. "Now the farmer; .re asking what is to be done with it. They have received no lurther (Continued on page 8) LOOK-ING FOR TRADE .prigs, commissioner of commerce, .1ms gone to Newfoundland to inspect the trade commerce office there" and incidental h to inquire Into the possibility of ti Tde elopment between Camda and that colony. THE HAT LANDS CEMENT WORKS Medicine Hat, July Canadian Cement dollar plant will locate here. Options have: been cured on'the B-ennet property is practical lj completed Ihe citj the'company a gas well, they; buy their own property, and their assessment forrthe first v ten years is fifty thousand. 4 GREAT DESTRUCTION BY CLOUDBURSTS Mining Districts of Pennsylvania Suffer Heavy Loss of Life and Big Bridges Swept From Foundations MAKING HISTORY IN SUNNY SOUTHERN PlttsDurg 'Pa. Juh and desolation spread broadcast over the southwest counties yesterday and last night through cloud bursts and overflowing streams. Three score or mere lives are the toll, while the damage to homes and Industries can- not be estimated Fifteen -lives were snuffed out in Siiperba Mine i cai Dmon Tow 11 ind (5 miners narrow li escaped death while from many other sections corns reports of-livcs lost by. the mountain torrents rushing into mine slopes. Hundreds of families, deserting homes in a mad rush for .safety .on tho mountain sides, sought shelter 'be- HITS LETHBRIDGE MERCHANTS -spring when tho C PR look over the A R 1 Compim s lines Lfthbridge became a wii station in ulead of a competitive point as it had teen heretofore." Ill spite of this however, on representations made by the Board of Trade, the combination of freight rates to and from Canada over the south line with the Groat ISonthun railway were left In effect and Ldthbrldge, though a.way. station has enjoyed the benefits-of a compet- itive rate lip till the present. Now It appears as thoush this rate were to he cancelled. During tho past few months there has been more or less correspondence between the C. p. n. and.tho Great Northern over the of the rates. In order to1 effect ii cancellation It would be necessary for either company to give forly dnys' notice ot, their Intention to apply for such cancellation. Tho C. P. K. wlihecl to file an apDlicatisn for cancellation, but. the G. N. R. strenuously opposed this move, as the} wish to kenp their ot traf lie to Lethbridge and.'Alberta points over the A. R. I. open as long a? possible. Only a few days asq the business men of the city received word tiuit. tho C. P. H. had. made application to the Interstate Commerce Commis- sion at Ottawa and Washington that the combination tariff be summarily cancelled. The Great: Northern is not in favor of such a course however, al- thoiiEh they have no .power to prevent the cancellation. This matter is one of the main com- plaints to be laid before the Hoard of Railway Commissioners sitting at Calgary today. W. S. Ball, D. .1. Hay, W. Hcsiip and .1. U Mnnwaring are in Calgary presenting the Lethbridge ose. City Solicitor Bali having pre- (Continued on page 8) neath improvised shacks and tents toward the construction of Which ov cry available piece of. debris was turn ed :to account. At daybreak, shiver ing women and children gazed over a scene of desolation in Upper .Yough- iogheny Valley, and as waters re- ceded, upturned dwellings, shattered buildings and crumbled piles of mor tar were heaped in a conglomerated mass. It was long after midnight befoie tho waters began to recede. Kain be- gan to fall some hours earlier, but. the heavy precipitation soon made the usually dry beds of mountain streams veritable cataracts. Floons In tbese regions are of. an annai occurrence, for which prepara- tions are made and comparatively tie damage is done; freshets caused liy heavy summer rains occur sever- al times a season, but. the heavy wat- erfalls are carried away with only lit- tle damage. The cloudburst of yesterday, howey or, came before the district had re covered from more than twenty-four hours' of torrential rain on Sunday, and writh every stream bank -full, soon all were out. of their -banks. The Mighty Elements This morning, as the waters clear- ed away, a stricken community gaa- cd aghast at the power ,of the ele- ments. Heavy rocks have been split, heavy railroad iron has been lifted from almost solid beds and dropped into rivers, while on all sides deep scars mark the surface of the earth, where the crowding waters have made new courses for themselves, Dnnbar. nenr Connelsville, was.in- undated. The waters rased through the main streets, upsetting massive structures and endangering tho lives ot hundreds of people. A cloudburst on A stool of whelf grown bj D E Harris it Oirdstot Albert! and pull ed 1 having the1 recoi d numbei of 193 spikes Dondlmger the "wheat luthonti as manj as S" spikes been observed ind other auth outies reported the finding of as as IT wheieis this estab lishes a new worlds iccord of 195 Humboldt has reported finding 70 m Mexico, and one historian claims lo have found in North Africa ind Italj as m my as 200 but the his torian adds, "It is probable that each of these men (Humboldt and Pliny) was seeing with the eyas .of an en- thusiast." If there are any wheat his toriiins around here who came from stool ot wheit it the headquarters of the Internation il Dn Farming Oon gress ROMil Bank Building ind imuie it closeH (Photo bj A E Smith.) WINNIPEG HAS PUTRID WATER Winnipeg I iK Simpson chlirmau of the Piovincial Boaid ot Heilth todaj bitteil> condemned mpegs present A atei supplj, bo h in quality ind iu.int.iti He adusr-d against in e nnsion of the present artesion well supplv and for a tsible supply. PEERACE FOR 6IRREL- iJl' The Dalh Tele graph nit Align tins Bu ell is HkcK to he rfised 10 II e and be stiCLeedPtl v> Clitef Suciola tor Ireland b) fie It Hon Mr i> imuel the poitnii' ti enntral l OFF ON A JUJSIKET; Ottiwl llh fl ,R MP foi I t A'goma his be n add CONFERENCES ON NAVAL Mr. Borden Applauds Sug- gestion to Make Issue Non-partizan London, July Borden resumed the naval conferences with Mr. Churchill today, and k is under- stood that there will be few more conferences 'after the close of the French visit. Both the British and Canadian-min- isters are understood to applaud the suggestion made by Lord Selborne, on behalf of the. Unionist leaders that the naval question be put on a plane outside party politics. The Admiralty is likely to publish ..j official statement shortly In justi- fication of. naval expansion, as being in the interests of the- Empire as, a whole, when special emphasis will be laid on the-value-of contributions by the Overseas Dominions. Rorden and his colleagues were guests last evening ai. a din- ner of the Imperial government, when the Colonial Secretary, Harcourt, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, with other prominent notables of the (Continued on page 8} BEVERIDGE WILL PRESIDE Chicago, July Senator A. J. neverldge.-of Ind- iana, has been cbosen temper, ary chairman of tbe National veutlon of tiie Progressives' in Convention of the Progressives in Chicago, i This an- nouncement was made today by Scnator'Jos. M. Dl.-iOll. LUMBER RATES s" ARE TOO HIGH Calgary, July the Board of Railway Commission- ers today, the Mountain Lum-_ her' .Companies' association, MUST BRIDGE THE ROAD ALLOWANCE PIONEER DAY AT CARDSTON Privy Council Gives Ver- dict Against the Irriga-, lion Company PUBLIC WINS Not Privileged to Cut Through Road With- out Bridging London. July decision hkx'lhi an important hearing on irrigation works .in Southern Alberta was by tbe Judicial Committee of. BUSY TOWN TOOK HOLIDAY ANDItuo I'nxj Council, when the appeal HAD A ROUSING GOOD PRO- was allotted m the case oi tbe King GRAM >s the Albeita Railuaj and Irriga- tion Company. Cardston, 21 day was loyalh celebrated here with a demonstration which has neier bcru excelled in this town note.i lor doing things -well celebration under the auspices of tho Sunday school and the eicnts were al! car- ried out without a bitch. There was a fine patriotic of orations and musnal selections. The chief oration delncred by Bishop Young of Lethbridge races and other events all keen- ly contested and thib with the of the Lothbringc Rnvc Uardston a busv day. This appeal wab takea fiom the Su-, prenie Couit ot Canada, and related to a dispute as to the cost and main-' tenance ol bridges the rrriga tion canals of Alberta. In giving judgment, their lordships s.ated they were of the opinion that Section J7 of tbe 'Irrigation Act, to which frequent relerence in the argu- ment had been made, had no applica- tion to road allowances It deals only ,_ I with public highwdjs, heietofore trav- elled as such pay on .lumber north of the C. R. main line are the :highest in North America., made appli- cation for ah .order requiring the C. iP- R- to publish a sp-ae- ,ial tariff, of rales to points in "Albei'ta north of the main line should not exceed for. the same' or less distance the rates: from .the'same 'shipping- points to Winnipeg 'and Prim j Albert. The railway company, was not NOT A POPULAR .HOSPITAL Leamington, Out, July 24 peo pie of the ullage cf L'nlon enter ed a protest against the proposal of .1. the Windsoi Daughters of the Em pire to erect a consumptive sanitar- ium near here. The committee have tried to establish it neai Windsor, Amherstbuig and and, ejieh time were met with ready a reply and was days to file same. action was concerned with two tipical cases Land at a crossing or- iginally in the Crown for V single purpose, comes to be vested foi two purposes, to some extent ah tagomsdo, both touching closely the public interest, and both pereptual The fust was comenionce of wajfar- ers, the second was improving the country bi irrigation, the first Is still the pitranrv and narainount purpose, and the second It, subordinate For Ihe land is not freed ironi the origin- al pm pose, when the companv obtains authority to take possession of it, iior1 tan it be fieed fiom that by statutory enactment. .The i cept uy statutory' ejittuvuicuL. SWATS FLIES IN-3 I the onginal punpose Vincennas, ami, Inly; on Schuff is the champion flj" of this city In thiee dajs; contest which ended tonight joung Schuff brought in a water bucket fulLot tiies According to weight he ivus ciedited with icillhg- 150.000 ,nd lecened ?10 in gold foi his feat- HeroCholi Tones who killed IdO.OOO, was awauled sec- ond money WHEN ICE CREAM IS NOT A REAL FOOD Calgary Magistrate Fined Restaurant Man for Selling on Served With a Meal Calgary, .July ice cream s a food if.'icrvcil in a restaurant witb a Sunday hut .1 refresh- isj lnill restaurant keep ment alone in a fruit store was lights Hut the or at a soda fountain 'on the lu-cnse hv bath was substantially the. judgment, city ls that rendered today by Col. Sanders, coniluclcil tlnilet that license lice ill a test case which a suth Js he heard last acs sow The case has excited a great deal of interest locally and the rcsull of the appeal which is to be taken will ,n guilu be carefully watched in view of fact thai a large number nt inflict oi friiit stores and rcfrcslimniii, stands j nclwn, gnen, _as arc behind it. The Magistrate's dc-1..- ------t cision was in parl as follows ed to the Par-1 pn lo Hudson Bu parn by thi Stni lev lo meet Hon i nk Cochralie The olh els ale An rev Bioder, Ml', and A D. W. Kost r. M.t' ACCID'iNT COST TEN LIVES the ruling last quoted it would appcu that if the iletana'ai.t's COlliCS to IUi euu the' period allowed tor constl notion of the company's works continued the judgment, is really not arguable The obvious and proper tiling is to> build bridges at ciossings where load allowances, are impassable by reason of the company's canals Who is tb build these bridges' Suielv the-party for Whose cause, cniri onleuce and fit the road allowances have been ia-, te-rferecl with. Ibc j [acts show that the defendant, s not a bon.i lidc and guided by ll.c >T nna (he ollencc charged and of and cosU The "7hc accused, the holder taurant license ior the city oi Cal- gary, admittedly sells ice cream at all 'hours of .the Lord's Day. The question I have to (lecillc is whether or nnt ice cream is a fund (presum- ably it hut whether its sale un- der special circumstances on the WILL HELP OUT THE FARMER BoinK Lord's Day, is a necessity and to ,t'nr, provisions of Tonaulei One ic cldent b happened al Kemogimi Pujfi Mi if- icaterdaj earned the de itli of I Houmanluns and Poland and n ured two'others mortllll hope i abaidonod of thiee men ic-ni "Ing burled under Ihe caxc In. Lord's Day Act is another question. "I can quite .imagine a restaurant or an eating house whicli made a sprciiilty. of itc cream and other re-. frcslimeiits which cquhl .he rti-slfintlcd as foods. if iiicse were sold in large quantities on a Sunday to num- erous customers it could hardly he called a work of necessity. "Twenty, fifty or ,1 hundred are. not. goitift to order ice cream, soda water or refreshments of that kind as iood. Thc: serving ot Ibcse would not he a necessity contemplat- this is. the first case of this nature. ASQUITH WAVES PEACE WAND MADE STATEMENT IN HOUSE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO GERMANY London Inly and good mil for all, with Germany singled out foi special mention, tamed the key- note of a statement made b; Premier Asuuith in the House of Commons this afteinoon in connection with the estimates of the Committee on Im- perial Defense For the past decade Mr As.qulth said international lelations have been, undo! going i econstruction on a per- fectly settled and definite lines He continued, we have cultnated with glowing cordiality on both sides our special international friendships Tbev have stood tho test of time and the tesl of bad as well as good and questions which ten ;ears ago might have caused ill feeling are now passed oft m perfect good Daniel W Tones, of Hfsno, Cahfoi nia, and an S'.J year ojd inventor to boot, is, .In tho .city-consulting'-with Dry-Farming in intention out with ic gard to a machine wlm-li should prove ot inestimable value to nil-dry'farm- ing experts Mi lones was rilcr vied by u Herald representative today who had the pleasure of.HR-ring a model of his invention. With a re- .lotm.T. Burns of the Congress which, ho li.is brough markable faculty of possibilities of his ed by the. Lord's Day and lo con- tend otherwise, in my opinion would .as you be explaining tin ___............. latent creation which can be used for discing, harrow Ing and packing. Mr. 'Jones pointed out Ihat fce had written recently to Dr. Ihe president of the Drj Farming Oefigress on the subject from whom he Sad received a most en- Dr Wldlsoo's let ays: In Qlint th I am just as sure e future of ngriciiN without irrigaliou, In countries of limited, rainfall; as undoi all (onditions is dependent iciv largelj upon the development of more and belter adapted machines for agricultural If you have invented a machine that will do the work you say can be done by It. you certainly have it in your power to confer a great boon upon your fellow- men. H seems to me that you should a model of tins machine Immed- iately so that it may be called to tlie atteKtion of the agricultural. fratcr- Might It not bo wrll to exhibit il at Hie coming Dry-Farming Con- Biess, at Lethbndge, Can.idn I am tboroiiglil> Inleiosled in work ami' 1 shall be glad to hear from JOH again coneeiDing tl Ihc foiegolng remaiks coming troni such a gentleman rncomagpd Mr, .lones, vihQ now-. arranging with the aid of tno secrr (Continued on jiago ;