Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
Herald Volume III. Letfcbridge, Alberta. Wednesday, July FREIGHT NOT MOVING Neither Side Admits That Other is Gaining Montreal, July few- er than twenty'freight trains operat- ed on the entire Grand Trunk lines to-day. There were not, in all prob- ability any more- Only one freight has left Chicago since yesterday. Trains sent out here were few, ones from which little revenue comes to the road. 'Yesterday one train con- sisted of .an engine, and an empty cattle car. Two others of little con- sequence were in charge of the ex- general superintendent of the road. When men of this class are pressed into the service running freight trains, the ioad; cannot be "getting all the men required as announced from time j ,to time. The situation as it stands to-day, is-: ,-The minister 'of labor .still .recommends arbitration and places Abe ,-good offices of the depart- ment for both parties. The men will arbitrate, the Grand Trunk -will not. in the law can compel it to do so. This is the situation in a nutshell: The view here is that there may be no particular demand for a day or- so, but that each side may stand pat and size up the situation. GIVING WORK TO SETTLERS Olson Says That Not Many Apply Koadmaster A.. Olson of .the C. says that in all work on the road he is giving preference to home- steaders jind settlers. He keeps a list of all those applying, and if he has not work immediately on hand he notifies them directly they are re- quired. This year already he has Number 191. FEW FARMERS GOING TO STATES CHEAP RATES TO LETHBRIDGE FAIR Immigration Agents Deny American Stories Winnipeg, July opened up over forty" road allowances officials here issue a vigorous 'denial between Lethbridge and Dunmore Junction and all of that, including the team work, has 'been done -by settlers. he says, comparatively few settlers are applying for work and he (believes they are getting all the they require and that most of them are pretty busy on their own places. ALBERTA CENIHAL ANDC1R.CONFUCT of reports that settlers are returning to the United States in large numbers. J. Bruce, Walker, the commissioner, has official figures to show that in six months to July 1 only 261 farmers went .back to the United States from Canada, and of these more than half went before the first of May. .William J. White, superintendent at Ottawa, is now here and says the offices" in the United States .have not been any -traces.of a movement back the republic as reported in certain papers there. Concerning what the next step will be, little opinion is expressed, but it is understood that considerable pres- sure is being brought to bear on. Pres. Hays, to have arbitration con- sented to by. the company. Vice-President Wainwright is here to-day, but on. railway commission business. "It is not my he said when asked as to the situation.