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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Vol. IV. LetbbrUljre. Wednesday, June Number 154 RAIN ALMOST GENERAL THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH A Few Districts Had Only Light Showers Heavy Here Moisture Will Do Im- measurable Good to Crops Last night's rain seems to have ibeen general, though it was much heavier in some districts than others. From what the Herald has been able to gather it extended east al- most to Medicine Hat and was very Heavy and lasted for several hours. Taber reports that the rain there last- ed several hours and was a soaker. Grassy Lake sends a similar report. Raymond and Warner report good ghowers. At Warner the rain wet the ground two inches. South of there five miles the rain was light but re- PUT ON THE LID IN VANCOUVER No High Life Exhibitions in Restaurants to be Permitted Vancouver, June license coumiission at a meeting late tonight, put the lid on the city's high life in hotels and restaurants having licenses TO sell liquors. CALGARY PRELECTED PRESlDENf OF ASSOCIATION Western Associated Boards of Trade Convention Hears Ad- dress from Retiring President and Report from the Secretary-Treasurer-New Officers Elected PRESIDENT POWELL SAYS ACTION MOST UNFAIR HUDSON'S BAY CO. INVADE REGINA About thirty-five of the represents- insurance policy, he did not think that there would foe any special advantage in the adoption of this uniform policy, unless it covered the whole Dominion, as most of the insurance companies tives of the leading Boards of Trade of Western Canada assembled in the auditorium of the Y. M. A. this morning at the eighth annual conven- j were doing business from tion of the Western Canada Associat- coast. gd Boardg of Trade> The men wcre tnere for business and got through coast to oi been havu have for open all night, been crowded time and at with men Two past night with their programme for the mom- for adjournment arrived. Saunders, the president, open- and ed tbe convention and called upon E- We regret to note from this bulletin that, although persistent and repeated efforts had been made by our secre- tary to the Manitoba government to Will Build a Big Depart- mental Store There Winnipeg. June Hudson's ious years, still.' I think that at this j convention some action should be taW I en that would bring better recognition j of our resolutions by the provincial j governments of Western Canada. Ca gtores department re- With the large amount of railway an- aggressive pol- development. increase in expenditures and other by the majority ot the municipalities, and in the figures for building permits which are published from time to time, etc., it is not hard to realize that consider .our resolutions sent in to a great tax is being made upon capi- women, while the orchestras and voc- A. Qf Trade o- cj.y ports from the country to the east. questionable character, Tcere that the. ram was quite heavy. _ _-_, _r Spring- Coulee, Magrath and Cardston got the rain too. Granum reports showers but no heavy .downpour. The north country has not been heard from but it is alists performed in clouds of cigar smoke. All this must end under the new regulations to come info force .July 1. All dining rooms must be closed between midnight, and six a.m. After midnight only, instrumental mu- sic will be allowed and persons of male and are barred cu airy of cancellation-of license. One oi the all-night restaurants proposed a performance by a vaudeville artist on Sunday night, which stirred the them, no' results bad been secured As-all the-correspondence in con- Cunningham of Lethbridge Board j nection, with the'following un of last year's resolutions is brought out in detail i'n the 'bulletins already referred .to, -it seems unnecessary for me to speak, which he did, -giv- a heany welcome to a neat speecn. On behalf of the convention the president ex- pressed thanks. Mr. Saunders then read his address deal further with them. While it might -be conceded that our work in this connection >this past year has evident that the rain fell heavily there. The amount of precipitation regis- tered at Lethbridge last night was .58. Great Good to Crops The Herald called up several farm- ers in the surrounding district and in every case they said that the cropsi .we're in no further need of rain lor some time, and that even if no "more rain-came from now on there would still be xr good yield. It is quite true commissioners and set the minister- ial association and good government. _ league'at work. The city has seventy I licensed'hotels. PUTS ACID ON TOE, GIRL LOSES FOOT LM-- tl J. L- 4.JU4-VW l'J.lll> was badly needed in some j Poison Used tp-otOp Gaiised by Ingrowing Toe Nail Spokane, June a result of using carbolic acid on an ingrowing toe nail, pretty Miss Edith Piercy, daughter of 'Mrs. Emma Piercy, E222S Pacific avenue, lies at the Deaconess hospital with only a small portion of night soaking into the soM 10 a depth her left foot remaining. Following oi ;ihnut five or six inches, the crops Tv-eeks Of suffering, it was found nec- piaces and nowhere probably more j that in'.the Immediate district stir-'j rounding Lethbridge. Talking to Mr. Killoran. of the Coaldale store, he said that n four hour rain fell there, beginning about 8.30, and the water ran in streams down the road. There had been u, light rain the. evening be- fore, but not enough to carry the crops very far, but with the rain last JIM HILL SMS IT ISN'T TRUE as retiring president, which was adopl 'brought better results than in prev- ed and highly commended by the con- vention. The application of Fort William for membership was accept- ed on the recommendation of the .ex- ecutive committee.' Letters of regret were read from Vancouver Board of Trade, Mr. Ste- phens of the C. N. R., Bell secre- tary of Winnipeg Board, William Whyte, G. J. Bury, Frank Peters, W. B. Lanigan. J. Halstead and 'R. G. Mc- Neillie of the C. P. R-, and Mr. Creel- man of the C. N. R. The report of Secretary-treasurer J. T. Hall was the next order of business and was adopted subject to an audit being made. The last order of business for the morning was the election of officers, which resulted as follows: President, W. Georgeson, Calgary; First Vice President, 31. 'Jsbister, Saskatoon: Second Vice President, E.- D. Martin, Third Vice President, Rich ard Loney, Moose Jaw; Fourth Vice President, A. A. Wilson. Fort William; were placed in the best possible grow ing condition. Calling up Corry and Sons about seven miles south-east, they stated that-.they had had two good show- ers, one about 8.30 from the riorth- essary to perform an operation a ie.v days ago and only the heel is left Fourteen weeks ago Miss Piercy was induced to use carbolic acid on the ingrowing toe nail, and as it gave which was not vecy "heavy, but some relief she later decided to try the acid itself. The toe and p'oriiutas.. later a second rain came from the east which soaked the ground down past the roots oi the winter wheat Auditor, H. J. H. Skeith, Lethbridge. On retiring from the cbair Mr. Saunders paid a high tribute to thfi new presidents one of the fathers and best workers of the association. Expressing his appreciation of 'the honor conferred upon him, Mr. George said that it was very necessary. for the man at. the head of an organ- ization to appreciate the importance of the work of the organization. The work of the Associated- Board of Trade is a difficult one with a' new country, new cities and towns, want- ing more railways, telephones and everything a new country could want Says He Knows Nothing About Purchase of Alberta Central New N. June James J. Hill, of the Great North- ern Railway, was at his'New York office today for the firstr.time in weeks, en Eastern Canada for a vacation. Question- ed-about the story that he and his associates had purchased the char- ter'of the Alberta Central Rail- way he said, "I don't know where this road and he added that he was not in the habit of buying railroads which he knew nothing about'. He denied tho.ugh that he was contemplating branching out his roads as described in recent dispatches. of the foot were terribly burned t-y the acid, and the operation followed and would carry it past the heading! after weeks of suffering. siage. This second rain lasted for about two hours and over half an inch fell. L. A. Felger. eight and one-half niik-s south uf the city, was very jubilant over the prospects as about two hours' rain fell in that vicinity Miss Piercy is not only an attract- ive looking girl, but she has a cheer- ful disposition as well. This is ehown 'by the smile which the sufferer wears, in an effort to cheer up other patients with whom she comes in contact, many of whom are much less sorely afflicted. While she realizes she will during the evening, and while not so j heavy .as in other places, was suffici- j u-misticany spends her time readin ent to provide moisture for the crops -dojng work and talking for some time to conie. Lots of Rain North Thos. Scott, living three miles north of Diamond City, was in the city this morning and stated to the Herald that the soil in that part oi the country was soaked and there would be very little need for a fur- ther rain until the crops all beaded out. He says that the amount of moisture which fell in the Diamond City and Kipp districts last night, was much heavier than .here and would average over an inch. He has a crop of wheat which he claims is the best in The south It is a 75-acre tract which he seeded to spring wheat in and which never came up till' fall. This spring there w m enough moisture in the ground o crippled for life. Miss Piercy ..op- with other patients and callers. She is eagerly looking forward to the time when she will be able to be out of doors. Formerly Miss Piercy was employ- ed as a waitress at The Palm. RECEPTION TO NEW MINISTER New Dayton, June tional social and reception for new minister. Sir. W. McD. Tait, will be held in the Presbyterian church next Friday night, June 16 at eight o'clock. A programme has been ar- ranged. Refreshments will .be served and no admission charged. The whole community is invited to attend and meet Mr. Tait, who has just arrived n take the work at New Dayton, Ray- mond and New, Stirling. The new give it a good start and it is now as ;-.iano is in the church and will be fine a stand as'one would expect jn the programme on -Friday sec. It will average over -10 bushels to the acre. The spring wheat around Diamond City is in excellent condi- tion and averages about, eight inches in height with a strong growth. Amazing Growth Reports from Pincher Creek dis- council to have the photograph of M. trict come in to the effect that- there. T. Buchanan, who pleaded guilty to have boon several "ood rains there fraud in connection with the Kraft lately am! the crops are growing at charges, removed from among the PROPOSED TO REMOVE BUCHANAN'S PICTURE Woodstock, June motion was sist in getting those things that for the development of the country. The Board to have the influence it should must work by reasonable and fair means and their resolutions must be well considered so as to be-final and must be non-political. Those who have registered this morning are: Jos. Cornell, Brandon; G. H. Bradbrook, Yorkton, Sask.; J. T. Hall, Lethbridge: R. W. Morrison, The Commercial. Winnipeg; E. M. Saunders, Calgary: P. McAra Jr., Re- gina. W. B. YVillough'by, Moose Jaw: R. J. Burdett, Regina: W. P. AVells. Regina; A. A. Wilson, Fort William. Out.; B. C. Crichtpn, Moose .Taw: M. Saskatoon: E. A. Mott, Win- nipeg; R. Loney. Moose Jaw: -1. E. Carpenter. Winnipeg: R. A.. K.: rk Moose Jaw: H. M. Belcher, Winnipeg: E. A- Cunningham and Fred AV. Dow- ner, Lethbridge: J. S. Dennis, Cal- gary: A. T. Hunter, Regina: J. T. Sweeting, Winnipeg: D. J. Campbell, J. D. McDonald. Calgary: C. Lethbridge: W. Laurie. D. S. Beach and J. A. Hammer, Card- ston: R. MrTniosh. Saskatoon: L. Scheff, Glasgow Herald. London, Eng. E. E. Spackkman and C. H. Morrison, Gull Lake. Sask.: W. Georgeson and C. H. Webster. Calgary. Retiring President Saunders in his annual address said that the sugges- tion made at the last convention that the secretary should issue bulletins giving the business done from time to time had 'been carried into effect and three bulletins had been issued. Some of tbe import.nnf of Mr. Saunders address were contained in DIRECT ELECTION OF SENATORS Washington, June Senate today Ijy 6-1 to 24 pa-ss- eel the resolution amending the constitution to provide for the election of senators -by direct vote of the people. The Bristow amendment, giv- ing to the federal government supervision of such elections, was adopted. 45 to 44; the vice president casting the de- ciding ballot, The.house al- ready has passed the resolu- tion. western places, has now decided to invade the capital of Saskatchewan and plans are made for the erection at Rc-gina of a large modern depart- building. together with whole- tal available for these purposes. cfacilities for covering what the view of this fact, we think it well j commissioner regards as .bound to caution the "business men of the j to become one of the most profitable West against locking up their capital i retail sections in the West. It is un- real estate speculation, more es- derstood that the company has been quietly securing an option of a prom- inent "site in that city and that the company's architects are already en- gaged on the preliminary plans. So far has been made. It semed advisable to secure a site pecially where it is non-productive, and we think it important that they should keep themselves prepared to handle the natural, increase they would look for in their businesses next fall, should the crop conditions their intention was known, tinue favorable through the summer a statement from Mr. Burbridge, months. We have before us this year for consideration a large number of in- teresting resolutions. I would espec- ially commend to your favorable con- sideration a resolution from the Bran- don Board of Trade, condemning the practice in some of our western cities of outside sub- divisions, and selling them under pretences to outside parties who have ro chance to see what they are biy- Ing. The larger .part of the report devoted to interesting and compre- hensive statistics regarding the tra-de and other conditions of the couitry. His.estimate that the wheat crop of west would 'exceed bushels was considered rather too low a figure to set as a minimum by some of the delegates, who quoted high au- thorities saying that it would be at least bushels. moving the adoption of the re- port which he described as being very comprehensive and exhaustive, W. Georgeson noted the comment made on the inactivity of the provincial gov- ernments regarding the resolutions sent to them. He thought the asso- ciation should show its' appreciation of the minister of the interior in this matter. While not agreeing with them in all matters, Mr. Oliver had given splendid attention to the matters i drawn to by the asso- ciatioa and had -been conscientious and painstaking. He hoped now that the Alberta provincial government had got their political troubles straightened out they would be able to give attention, to the matters that would be called to their attention. Mr. stores commissioner, 'may be loked for at an early date. How comprehensive is the determin- ation of the" company to 'pursue this policy of strengthening and extending its business in Western Canada -is shown by the following list of strate- gic points which have been selected for the establishment of great de- partmental stores, run on the most modern principles: ver, Vernon, Kamloops, Calgary, Ed- monton, Regina and Winnipeg. WANT PROHIBITION IN SASKATCHEWAN Methodist Conference Makes a Very Strong Declaration Regina, June -Methodist conference closed tonight after a suc- cessful week's session. greater part of today was given to winding'up' the routine matters most important happening being the issuance of.the final draft, of stations. At the con- ference this morning important busi- ness was transacted in a, short time, the reports of many important com- mittees being presented and discuss- ed and adopted. Probably the com- mittee whose work is most interest- ing to the public is the committee "on temperance and moral reform, pre- sented by Rev. M. M. Bennett. the secretary. It was to the effect that thev commend the action of the Failure to Give Figures of Miner's Wage Misrepresentation Want the Public to Get All the Facts and Figures (Special to the Frank, June. closed session of the Conciliation Board which be- gan at- the close of the open session and continued, with, the exception of the noon adjournment, until o'clock, was taken up with t-he ex- planations of Superintendent -Shone and Secretary Thompson ot the Can- ada 'Consolidated Company as 'to how the statement presented thii morning, and which had. been irith- lielfi from' the public upon the objec- tion of the mine workers' committee, had been made up. They explained the method of arriving at the average: and other details, but nothing bear- ing upon the wages paid or the cost of production was given out to ''be press. Ac the morning session, Mr. VVhLter sides, in answer to a question by ?-Ir'. Carter of the board, stated that his company was not asking; for a re- diict-ion on pillar work because the mine was not productive.. Win. Carruthers. a miner, was up- on the.stand and explained why it was that the earnings of some ot the miners -was so much greater than that of others. The mining of coal, -in the1 chutes more-dangerous process, especially where the" coal was friable and came down in. great volume's and large blocks, but it took the best skilled miners to do this am! some miners having the same opportunity as those showing such large'earnings, did not produce near- ly as-much coal. David Steen, another miner who had worked in the Frank mines for several years was a good witness, giving his statements in a straight- forward manner, winning the praise of hoth operators and miners." Dr. Gordon especially complimented Mr. Steen. No figures as to wages paid or oth- er matters entering into the cost of production, was allowed to go to the public. A night session is being held, ftnii it is the intention to visit the Lille brought before the Oxford county j the following paraghaphs: No definite results appeared in the first bulletin in connection with reso- lutions dealt with, except in the case of the one recommending the adoption an amazing rate Mr Benedict, rep 'photographs of the ex-wardens of the i of a uniform'fire insurance policy for of the Reeves Engine CoJ county hanging in the council cham- the three Western provinces. Mr. cnrr.r in from Grassv Lake this and to have it destroyed. As Fitgerald, superintendent entrance he ?nd ho too reports a soaking rain' only three 8poke in support of :t ami j at Ottawa, replied in connection From' sixteen opposed it, the mover finally i this resolution that, while he approv- ied of the adoption of a uniform fire BIG SEAMAN'S STRIKE STARTS Two Atlantic Liners are Unable to Leave Liverpool London. June strike of Seamen and Firemen, was launch- ed officially at Liverpool and some ether ports of the British Isles and continent this morning. The first bia steamers to be tied up were the trans-Atlantic linsrs Teutonic and Empress of Ireland, crews of which number 350 and 300 re- spectively. They had refused to sign up- Despite the recent efforts OT the strike leaders to hold her up. the Olympic of the White Star line, ,the largest steamer afloat, got away on her maiden voyage to New' York this afternoon. sftsrnor. the International Sesmen'jS Union issued proclama- tion? staling that the signal for an international strike would be civen thrcughcut the United King- dom France. Belgium. Holland and Scandinavia, at 7 o'clock tonight. Amtterdam. June of three of the Royal Steamship Co. vessels refused to sign this morn- ing and were dismissed. Sailors on most of the steamers in the har- bor struck but work proceeded as usual. Dock declined to join the Geor-eson spoke 'of the reasons why i he objected to the request of the Saskatchewan government, an appoint- Farmers Association .having repre.- sentation at the convention as they and read a letter From ofPenhold, explaining enforcement .throughout the pro- had _ At the they regret- Mr. opeaMimu u, i Q{ that the only reason they wanted to commended- the provincial attend was to brmg up the matte, of for making. k an offens, a matter to liciuor in P'ace other i than a dwelling place in local option for municipal conventions to deal i with, j Mayor McAra of Regina. discussing the president's report, spoke of the j necessity of getting the provincial gov i ernments to agree to a uniform stand- j ard for insurance in all the provinces. He suggested that the association have a committee at the capital of each province while the legislatures are in session to see that their vtso- lutions receive proper considervtion. He said further that while motoring from Retina to Moose .Taw he saw mines tomorrow. Chairman Gordon is.urging the in- ing an officer to the important work.of J vpstigat-ion along as 'rapidly as pos- in order to get- through at the iienI. If the present rate is kept up the enquiry will be concluded within two weeks, Interview With President Powvli. President Powell, of District" 18, U. M. W. of A., being interviewed by a stated. failur tory. In y. but deeply r_... "to make it an offense in unor- i other tnmgs, and other non-license terri-1 operators, regarding the .publication resard to their policy they j oi evidence was unfair and they had their position to 'ne that succeeded in getting before the pub- the licensed sale of intoxicating li-! lie i.he most, adverse features of the qtiors should be prohibited throughout j evidence the province. Whilst they did not consider this to We the ultimate objection they nevertheless deem it to be the step that should immediately be taken. In order to place the issues squarely be- fore the peonle they recommend the for political honors to so far taken and now that this had been accomplished, these operators who' have been stat- ing that they want the. est and widest possible enquiry have the trails lined with wagons carrying im, quantities still on band had not b-.r-n c-xz ggerated. He supported the 'jicsi- dent's warning to business men to keep out of real estate speculation. It works disaster many times and is un- to the wholesaler wbo carries him report was adopted. The report, of Secretary-treasurer .John T. Hail showed that there are fifty-lhree board? in the association. had un to June provincial prohibition and 5n case both candidates accept the principle of pro- vincial prohibition, they would mend no action to be Taken to influ- ence the electors in their choice of candidates.' In the event one of the candidates accepted the of provincial prohibition they would re- commend that temperance voters be urged to support him regardless of party affiliations, bnt. in the event of T (neither of the party candidates sup- 1 uau; '.heir dues for tins i ta ion, to attend thifl convention were Provincial prohibition they HP "o IfiS boards in Western Canada. recommend that a third man j pledged to this platform be Dlaced in The other matters that would oruin- arilv come in a secretary's report the were already published in the three bulletins issued during the year. The financial report, showed LEFT HALF A MILLION Ottawa, June a ceipts including a balance on hand I well known Ottawa lumberman, who last year of amounting to some time ago. left an estate ot The expenditure during the lover half a million dollars. The will vear was been filed for probate. made, arc sneking to keep from the mine workers and the public all evi- along the line in which they travelled in getting what they public., which would tend to affect; what has already gone to the public through the .medi.- um of the Conciliation Board sit- tings. tn the case of the Crow's .Nest Pass Company, at Fernie, Mr. Wil- son, manager, had made public E statement which, upon its face, show cd that the Coal Creek mines had been worked at a loss of one ccnt: a tuii for two years, In 'hat case the hoard chairmanjhati asked that- the accountant be brought before the hoard in order to give the mine workers opportunity to which i hoy were of exn rain- ing him ns To the manner in which tbo stalfir.cnt hfid been compiled. The company promised to do but up to date had failed to promise. (Continued on page ;