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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday. .Iniif THE LETHBRIHGB DAILY HERALD MEDICINE HAT If yon nrc inlorcstsd in the City of Medicine Hut, call-at our ofl'icc and lot us show you maps, blue prints, etc., of City View Sub-division Prices Low. Terms Easy. F. C. Lowes Co. J. R. Anderson, Manager 3 An Open Letter That we Would Like Every Man, Woman and Child, in Lethbridge to Read Your Town is What You Make it Look This Up Lots in Block 23, Duff Addition, close to Ninth; Avenue, at each R. V. GIBBONS CO. PIMM mi ott We are offering a 1280 acre improved farm, 2 1-2 miles from growing town. 250 acres In crop, 1-2 crop Included; 4 miles new tence; water It 16 feet; one mile to coal mine; good soil. This is an Al nropo- atuon. Price and terms ire right. THE 0. W. KERR CO. O. T. LATHROP.....RESIDENT MANAGER An advertising and publicity cam- paign for 'the Industrial and commer- cial development of any city or com- munity. Is a movement that every citi- zen of lilgh or degree should par- ticipate In and lie poraonally Identified with. You may formulate a'very elab- orate plan of campaign, but unless you have the people In'dlviihially and collectively behind, and In sympathy with the movement, yon will not ob- tain that measure of success that would come to a community where every individual is an optimist, and who never misses an 'opportunity, in season and out of season, to set forth Lhe advantages, both natural and ac- liiired, that his city iJossesses for in- dustrial and commercial development. A short time ago, in looking over an rticle published by the "Daily Bea- con" of Aurora, III., under the heading of "Quiet Tips from we find a ew pointed aphorisms each of which serve as the foundation of an article upon the subject of how can the individual assist in advertising and making known the resources of Lethbridge, and tills can never be ac- complished unless you have faith In your town and look for it. "Don't sit around and damn your town." "The town is just as good as the man who damns it." "Every city Is just what FO SALE The 8 roomed .Fully modem house, facing east, and known its'No. 500 Westminster Ed., Terms. The H. MACBETH AGENCY INSURANCE J.V..; Its citizens want it to be." "A desire on the part of the people for a better city is a prayer that is always answer- ed." "The advantages of one city over another are the results of the people rather than natural conditions, and environment. In any event it was the people who saw the natural advan- tages, frequently some one individual saw them first. There is no reason why Cleveland should have been the oil centre of the M'orld. There is no oil there naturally, and shipping faci- lities arc no better there than in a dozen cities in so far as oil is concern- ed. It was simply John D. Rocke- feller. He wanted to live thcre.'and personality, his Individuality brought the oil in pipe lines to- him. There IK no good reason why Boston aliould be the manufacturing centre of-the United hides are lliere, they'are shipped from lhe west. Some man who wanted to make on a large ncale lived tllei-e, and his auccess started others along the same line. Xo reason can lie advanced why Chicane should be the beef centre of the North American continent, 'it might have been St. Loula, but old .Phil Armour lived there. Cincinnati is still the mercan- tile supply point for all the territory south of the Smith and Wesson line. Years ago at the waning of the river trafiic it was about to give place to Louisville and Memphis. The citizens got busy and iblllit the Cincinnati and Southern railway. This road was once a dream in.the individual's mind. They called him a dreamer. Yet his dream saved the city and paved the way for future greatness." You will hear people in lhe west in all walks of life, saying: "If we were in Winnipeg we could get. this or that." in Winnipeg yon hear people say: "If you were only In Chicago." while In Chicago you hear: "if we were only In'New York." Winnipeg, Chicago, New York, or any other great city are simply the results of tho citi- zens taking the material at hand and doing the heat they could with liif for "BSCUM me, m. laid tjx fiifc Clary, Interrupting, and at MM time reding In hli jxicket, "Can you toll where I find acalp- er'a office? I want to Mil to return portion of BJ tlclut." liorai of fable: It'a the that th not (he place that make the men. There you are: any city it what the men who live In It, make It. If your city la not to'your liking, set it'a all up to you. The first proems In the develop- ment and Improvement of any city li to get and Uke a little In our ideal as to how It ahmild be tot-ether and will the reward In a more LOYAL LIBERAL LAKOBR LETHBRHXJE. BIG JUMP IN ASSESSMENT Edmonton, June Hudson'! Bay company aaseument In thla city has jtiat been increased by This makes the total assessment for the company in this city The Prairie Agencies Limited Tt TMi OFFICI APPLIANCI CO. 110 flfld Mmt Hudwn'a by omoE iguiPMBNT nuNO OBVICBB in and TTJ-BWajTBRS and TYPEWRITER SUPPLIES aid OITIC1 nnHHtfnDr aollclt from out of town All Inquiries promptly Thanka, call afllo. Wilkie Kerr .Will trade 90 acres irrigated land for MX or seven roomed fully modern house. Fire, Life, Accident Livestock Insurance. FOR Phone 623. Sixth St. opp Bank of Montreal. Lot 6, Block 23, Duff Addition, Lots 18 and 19, Block 159, North Ward, North Lethbridge Realty Co. PHONE 538 SAY, MR. FARMER! We have'the choicest half section in the Chin District, and will sell at 126.00 on terms or all cash. Ucst buy in that district. Acre lot on Westminster Rd., fsoo, easy terms. Hie Weber-Huff Investment Co. ROOM 10 ALBERTA BLOCK. PHONE 771. JUST WHAT YOU WANT 7 10-ACRE GARDEN TRACTS. I 30-ACRE GAR-DEN TRACT. 140-ACRE GARDEN TRACT. THESE are all irrigated nearer the city than any other tracts and guarantee, them PERFECT. We are the 'rival buyers of irri-' gated land to aub-divide and our prices are 130.00 cheaper than otheri or like quality and location. We make terms to suit if vou intend .to improve the property. We also own a nice 1-2 acre with cottage chicken .he'ds located in the city limit., cheap and 'oh any terras. MAXWELL HELGERSON Block, Lethbridge Centrally Located Business Property REVENUE PRODUCING 50x125 ft. on 3rd Avenue (Redpath Price Terms ASQUITH LINDSEY EiUti and Financial Brokers Office 307 6th Street Phone 1183 In Property Money to Loan on Im- proved Farm and City Property HJlSkeith Phone 1343 Office: Opp. Alexandra Hotel ae you could do, .Get the best you can Is a good motto, but do the .best you can with, what you have, is a better one. Td'illustrate my point, permit me to indulge in a fable, and in doing so I sincerely-trust tbat 1 will not be con- sidered guilty of any spirit of irrever- ence towards the Deity or anything pertaining to the higher life. It is an impossible extremity, but serves to illustrate my point. "A man died and went to Heaven. There may have been more than one, but not dealing with them. To this particular "man the beauty ot the Heavenly; estate-did not come u.n to what4 his' preconceived ideas liadjed The golden street lacked much of tho lustre that he had pictured in his mind, and the rivers of crystal ;iqoked exceedingly cold; he Telt vei-yilonesonio as lie saw none of SHOW UP INACCURACIES OF OPERATORS' STATEMENTS Cost of Coal of Local High-Line Compctitioa in Montana Loss of Cent a Ton at CN.P.C Speeches Strong, appealing and interspersed with many touching references to the hardships of the lives of the laboring classes, was the apeech of Frank H. Hayea, vice-president of the interna- tional-.Mine Workers' Union, before a public gathering at the K. P. hall on Saturday evening. Red broad shouldered, and of a headed, striking is old P-Going up to-St. there wasvany way whereb'iV'he1'might' bo given permis- sion-to visit tho other terminal, where he thought lie would find some of his associates. 'Why, cer- 'trains running appearance, Mr. Hayes is just, the type of man to appeal to the iriatinctB of the many who earn their bread by tlie sweat of their brows, and his speech held his hearers enthralled for upwards of an hour. The name of Frank Hayes has for many years been connected with the leaders of the un- ion movement among the mineworker- ers of America, and bis life has been lived among them, and. given over to the uplifting of his class, till he ba conic to be recognibed as one of thi leading labor organizers on the con tinent. The purpose of tlie Saturday even ing meeting wats to. place ;before the general public the -status the min MONEY TO LOAN in large sums on City Property at lowest rates Also Loans on Farm Lands W. R. Dobbin :j 10 rth st. so Phone 363 our- just buy a return ticket' JThe rfcw coiner "boarded the next train and setting himself down the ricli velvet upholstery of Its magnificent palace car moved swiftly over the level and well ballasted road. I Farther and farther as the irain aped along he noted that the country began I to look more fertile and beautiful and the traveller looked out upon it all, admiring ihc scenery, and enjoying the novelty of the varying o'mnges of scene through which he was packing. Presently, the train began to slow down and just -before the air brakes brought, her, to a complete stop, the conducior called out from the rear of the train, "Hell." The traveller alighted, and on the corner of the street he observed the familiar figure which he recognised from picj Hires as Charles Darwin, The now arrival introduced himself, and Dar- win asked him if he had just come down from Glory, and what bethought of ileli and (he surrounding country, j At this point, the two were joined by three other residents, who Uirned ojt to he Voltaire, Richard Wagner and Robert Ingersoll. above expressed his Agreeable disappointment "at. theFigns ol' progress and prosperity Lint sur- rounded them on every band. said Darwin, in that slow matter cl' j tone which ho had used on earth, 'things were not as tliomnuw n Hell when we came here. The eternal flames, lliat you hear so much of on earth, were still'going, and go- ng to waste at that. We now .use liern for producing electrical onnrgy or running all our facilities, lighting our houses and streets, pumping water rorii artesian wells to irrigate .the sur- ounding country, and have converted vliat was considered arid and barren mis into a state of agricultural fer- liiy thai will grow anything, and changing the desert into a veritable garden. "Why, let's said Voltaire to Darwin, "was it only yesterday that we heard of a corner lot in Glory be- ers in their present struggle tho mine owners of .Alberta and eastern B. C., as the union has felt thaj, foi sonic time an effort has been made to discredit them In the public eye by the publishing of statements connection with the deliberations of tho Conciliation Board, which have tended to put. their act ions in tbo wrong light. They feel that the pub- lic will eventually have a great deal to say in bringing the strike close, and intend to let no opportun- ity slip that will tend to deter from u settle'ment in their favor. Donald McNabb Although the meeting was open to the general jmblic very few outside of the mine workers of the city took ad- vantage of the opportunity afforded to hear the miners' side of the ques- tion, as presented by the men nf their executive. The chair was occupied by John Larsen, president of the Ip- nnion, and after explaining the purpose of the men Ling, he called up- on D. McNabb, Qf the local executive and board member for ihc district, (o address the gathering. Mr. McNabb reviewed in a concise manner the halt cents a ton more than ft it today, yet the miners have received no fit from tliIn decrease in leMIng peniei. He stated further that It.wai his opinion that the mine owners had intended to force this itrlke .on, the miners, the railwiys had stored Urge quantities of coal at their divis- ional pointH, which would last BIX months or more., If, by forcing s strike and breaking the backbone of the union, the mine workers could win out, they would be able to reduce the wages, and by keeping the price of coal at its present price, make a still higher rate of profit. Board Member piamend William Diamond also spoke brief- ly, stating lhe results the Lethbridge mine workers had already derived troni the union In the form of an eight hour day, and a substantial increase in wages, allowing them ..to live with more of the comforts of life at their command. He stated .that the In- ternational Board was behind them in this struggle, and hoped from what he had seen from the deliberations of the Conciliation Board that 'both mine owners and workers woould be satis- fied with 'the that work could be resumed Mr. Hayes Assures 'Support Frank H. Hayes, the last speak- of the evening, cleared up; some loubta that wight have arisen in the; ninds of the local members of the I nioii, ae to their support from the nen across the line. He stated that here was no boundary line-no far as he labor movement was concerned, 'lid for that reason calledion them to iold fast to the U. M. W. of A. Speaking of the conditions of the >resent strike, he stated that'll ap- eared from the amount of-coal stock d that the mine owners, had Intend- ing by getting for tW eight hour bank to tank vWcb in Alberta Is the on the condn-" ent, and the workman's act not be canse of the working men, tbfK- ward will be in the humanity. LAND DEALS AROUND (Special to the fterald) "f Taker, June, D. W, Couttor'se- durned yesterday from a short fcrtp to Spokane, where he had gone close up a deal for the sale o[ a sec- tion and a half of land close to town. We learn That Minnesota parties are the purchasers, and that they intend to work the whole of their land in the near future. Mr. Coulter lals'b sold A half section to another party eaihei in the week also imports George C Miller recently, othcis a piece adjoining the town, Tor which a good price was paid 'I IIP Palme Hotel ts to change liands on the 1M 01 .Julv Mr J Dpbbs has closer! the deal with Mr F. IleisLhci, the piesenf, owner, and. will take the building and contents Mr will thcj" hotel, an man, jj> he iccenfch I the Union Ilotpt here, which hc conducted fui coming here fron M'O'inlains Thu deil was, ciipinemd bj K U 'Utiitcr, and is one of the largest dpnls in inside pier put through HI Tahcr _" T.iber Lodge N'o 25 today observed Mcmotial bj rn.ui.hing to ccnioteiv, wheic ihev placed floral on tlie'graves bre- thren TRAINMEN KILLED AND INJURED; cause and general conditions in eon- from nection wiUi the present controversy surprise and with tlin mine owners, ami exhortfld tlie niRnjberfi of the union (.o stick lo I heir guns, for only by remaining faiib fill to their cause had they any chance whatever to win out in the struggle. Garner Speaks Ctms. Garner, Board Member, next addressed (he meeting. He stated that (be reason for the sus pension of-work in the "nines was that the operators had refused to consider their just demands for an increase of per cent, in jhc wages of the con- tract miners, and of IL'.ii psr cent, in- crease in the wages of the wage men. This increase had >been asked "or all over the continent and, -ex- in a very few places, had been cheerfully granted. The mine ownern gavc as iheir reason for refusing the advance that the public was already paying an much for their coal as they would stand. Hc quoted figures to d to declare a two-months' lay-off p.t show that this wns not true. The Money to Loan on Improved Farms Cnnitit each, lurnis lots Wilter' Duff'Addition, each, wish 3 spur track lots, each W. M. Harris Fin; Insurance Room 1 Dominion Block Phono 13G7 aventge Lcthbridge miner receives S2 (rents for each ton of coal lie mines. Allowing for one dollar ns IranBporta- lion charges, the coal is placed ready lor tlln marmot here at 11.82 per ton. It. is Bold at S.'f.fiO at the company's high line, leaving then: a profit of nearly Iflrt per cent. doing further, he that tin l.cthbrldgc mines competed with the Jlontanr. minen in tho Montana mar- ket, although the miners tliern receiv- ort about SO cents per day more than is paid here. Two years ago the duly i on export coal twelve anil ono least, in order to force the men to sign up a new agreement, at the old rale. They did not. seem to be ficulftrly anxious to get a temporary working schedule, so that work could resumed, while the other questions in dispute were being arbitrated. They were also trying.lo discredit the miners in the eyes of the public by allowing false statements to go to the press. One particular instance was cited to show that this had bee done. The manager of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co; had stated .before the Conciliation Board that they were mining- coal at a cost of Il2.'2fl per ton, and selling it for at a loss of one cent, a ton. This was to uphold their contention that the public would not stand for an advance on the price of coal. This Statement Wat Misleading for the simple reason that the coal sold by tills company wtsdolti to the Great Northern Railway, which practically the sa.me com piny as the Crow's Nest Coal and Coke Co. What does it matter, be said, whether the irofits of the comuany were made in one department or another, BO long as profits were made? Speaking of the work of the union generally, he stated that of the Tnlne In America at lhe pre- sent time, MO.OilO belonged to Inn nn. ion. Be vigilant, he said, and it part of your life work to every miner on the continent within the union. By doing so they would be doing something worth while for the benefit of huinariity, ant) tliat Is the true HiicceflB in this life. He further urged the men to Uke an active Interesl In political. life. Learn to use the ballot Get on the statute books of the province which wil: tend to ben ofit. tlie lot of the masses of tlie" work I lie; people. In Ihc past the unlonr, liave raised tha standard of the work-1 Rcgma, lime Engineer Prmtt was killed and Brakeman Bradley may die of a broken back as the reault of a head-on collision at Wlnro, five miles west of Indian Head, Sagk, yei- terdai Brakeman Mclntvre and Conr tllictor Polinden we-e alto in Hired. Alf live at Moose Jaw Sixteen cars wero derailed The accident, was caused the heavv freight coming down a Ri-ade being unable to take the snitch io pass e light train because the air did not work. RUSINEHS SITES I Two lots in Block 36, Red- II path, and one lot, Blk. 34; II fJlyn St. Those are cheap for II a few days. For price and particulars write us The Oascadcn Land Co. j Sherlock St. 3 corner lots. Beautiful silo, east of Victoria Park THE Dowsley-Mulhern Land Co. to The Dowilty-McMlllin Land Cc. ;