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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 26, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta iVOLUME VI. TEN PAGES Lethbridgre, Albcrtn. Thursday, June 26, PRICE-FIVFJ CENTS X umber 1^ N FORCES WITH FARM PRflOyCIS COM" SN A SOyJHEi CENTRAL ^attoir, Cold Storage and Stock Yard Project is Merged With Existing Company and Plans Will Be Carried Out at Once Under the name of Farm Prodoota limited, thp platts of the projectors the cejitral market for Southern ilbarta SviU be carried o�t, ths two !>ncerna having, because of the sam�-3Sfl of the business in many re�i>eot�, 3cid�d to amalgamate. FVir a month or bo thisre h�.v� been >nferenoeg between the ofl'IceTB of lese companies and the outcome waa IP calling of a special meeting of arm Prodticts Ijimited last week, at hloh there was a large attendance id a united opinion favorabli; to a >nGolidation of IntfrentB and the 'irthtrance of the plans to eetabliah central market for the handlifng of 1 kinds of products ral�ed hy the ilxed farmers of Southern Alberta. special committee of five memijers, imprising Samuel 3. Dunham, the resident, M'. .f. I.,loyd, the secretary, rank A. Jfaxweil, William Ingram ^nd W. H. Pawgoii, was appointed, nd by vote given full power to act 1 arranging for amalgamation. The committees of Farm Products nd the Southern Alberta OoonralaBion nd Refrigerating Co., on the latter f which were O. T. Ivathrop, George I. Hatch. D. J. Hay and W. D. Finley, lel TuestSay afternoon and, after dis. useing the plans and the arrange-'iont� that had been made, adopted y a \manimous vote, a resohitlon, roposed by Mr. Maxwell and aocond-d by Mr. Finley, agreeing to aroalga-:iate at onoe and to proceed to carry uf the big project in detail. resolution, - ^xpreesinE This the lajited desire to establish a co-oper-aWve market, was as follows: "Whereas, Farm Products Umlted, as represented by a special committee of five, and the Southern Alberta Commisaltjn and ftefrigerating Company, a tentative designation for the prroposed central market, live stock y^rds and cold storage plant under the a�splc�s of the Mixed Farming Convention, as llkewi�e represented by a committee, have this day, .June 24th, 1918, agretd to an amalgamation of interest a, under agreements verbally made in conference, therefore, be it "Resolved, that it i� the sentiment that th�re should be hut one co-operatlTe farmeTB' marketing interest oenti-ftllied in I�r,hbridge for Southern Alberta, and that wr amalgamate under the charter of Farm Products' Limited, and prepare- to further at once the plans for a live stock yard, cold storage plant, hay market, etc., as projectad." The oflloers of the two ooncema were empowered to further the plans through making formal application for the govarnm'eut subsidy for a cold storage plant, arranging for the taking over of properties chosen for some portiions of the business, and making contracts for water, light, power and trackage. They will also arrange for the transfer of the stock subscTiptlona made for the proposed marketing company to Farm Products Limited, and to .increase the paid in capital stock, through solicitation among those farmers and others who have expressed a desire to aid the project financially. (Continued on page 7). m NORMAN NEARLY DROWNED rick Bicyclist Had Narrow Escape From Meeting His Fate in Big Tank-Was Rescued by Margeret O^fer ; ^'hat might have been.a tragedy Jia.s averted to a comedy \>y the ��rompt action of ^lis.s Margaret Of-!�r yesterday afternoon at the FjKhi-jjition races. Nat. Van N'orman, the lieckless bicyclist, is one of the group Jlf performers appearing before the l.rand stand between each race. He jides an ordinary bicycle down a Ui'iow incline from a height of T3 iet't, turns a somersault and dives into a tank of water 2(1 feet deep, is usual lie climbed the skeleton-like rame work to the little platform at 'hp top of the incline, fie righted-his lachine and prppareild about (5 months old, believed to'be grandchild of unidentified woman. Eight dead and oyer fifty injured, two prohablyi fatally, i,s the t�U of a rail%vay accident three miles from Ottawa this-atternoon when the C: PR. Winnipeg -train left the track. All the dead and practically all the' injured are emigrants, mostly from the British, Isles. The cause of the wTeck is not knciwn, but it is thought to hax-e been either a loose rail or what is know'n in railway parlance as a "sun-kink." . The train left here at 1:30 and con-.sisted of baggage and mail cars, three colonist, one first class, two tourists, a diner and a pullman car. Two of the colonist cars turned completely over and lay on their sides in the Ottawa river, which is skirted by the C.P.R. track for some distance. It was from those two cars that the dead were taken. Dan Cameron, the conductor on the ill-fated train, was in one of the colonist cars which toppled in the river and was in the act of punching a ticket. He escaped with a dislocated shoulder, and was the only member of the crew injured. About 25 Miles An Hour From the stories told bv passengers on" the train and by eye witnesses who reside at the McKellar townsite, the rural subdivision, just in the rear of which the accident occurred, the train was travelling at the rate of about 35 mile.s an hour. Children and women in the cars were waving to people along the track when suddenly the people near the houses saw the car begin to rock and the train twist. The next instatit there was a crash as the center of the traiji left- the rails, and then cries of the injured and dying. The engine, baggage and mail cars, witti one of the colpnist cars, i remained on the rails. The next two cars were colonists and both toppled into the river, one turning oyer twice, while the second .simply shot off its trucks and tell on its side. These two cars broke from the others, the lirst class, which followed, remaining partly on the railroad bed with its nose pointing toward the river. The tourist cars, which were next, went to the side farthest from the river, and remained at an angle of about 45 degrees, The dining car left the rails and remained practically in a straight line, while the Pullman car, which was last, had only its front trucks off the rails. Messages were sent to the city for help and in a short time there were many volunteers with motor ambulances, doctors and nurses. As the ^Coptinued on .pajie TJ. > MEIGHEN LANDS HONOR ff - ? Ottawa, J.uue,?.26.-At a t:ab- > Inet Council .Hieetlng- thip af- ? > Another orden.^uthoriipri ihe * ? Is&ue of a wrifv.'for the neces-  ? sary 'bye-electioi|. ? J. W. MEAti; F'OPnME;S;LY OF-LETH-' BRIDGE- RECEIVED 2300 VOLTS -ARM TOUCHED THE GENERATOR '.J. W. Mead, up to three months ago an' electrician af No. 3 mine, was killed in the West Canadian Colliery at Bellevue this inorniog. He was � employed as an electrical engineer, and (t seems hi.s arm came in Contact with the generator. He re-cerired .2300 voits in his body and was instantly killed. The coroner was notified and an inquest will likely be.hold. Mr. Mead was a young man 'about 33 year."; of age and had no relatives here. He has a sister, a nurse, living in Calgary. When living here he was well known in Y.M. C.A. athletic circles and had quite a reputation as a runner. SUPPLY 3S S INSUFFICIENT INCREASING THOUGH AND PAT BURNS LOOKS FOR MORE NEXT YEAR: Pat Burns came up from his ranch at Milk River last night and went to Calgary Ihi.s morning. He was very enthusiastic about crop condit ons in the !5outh country and he believes a bimiper crop is assured. The range needed rain and it came at the right moment. Slock is looking well. Mr. Burns says the domand for hogs is still good, and Alberta is not yet supplying enough to meet the demands of the market, but he expects in another year the production will have increased snfficiently to alter the conditions. He intimated that the price of hogs would not drop. Ottawa, .June 'in.-According Id the Evening Cilizpn, C. A. -Magralh, of the International .Waterways Conimission, and a former member of Parliament for .Medicine Hat, is slat-ed for the chairmanship of a Koviil commission, soon to be named by the Ontario government to report on the provincial roads system. W.. A. McLean, chief engineer of Ihe Highwiays branch of the Department of Publifs Works, and who is at present representing Ontario at the National Good Roads Congress in London, will be another member. The third probably will be a member of the legislature, one who has already evinced an Interest in the movement. Dr. Preston, of North Lanark, is among those prominently mentioned. ZENS DAy TA Tl ir Directors Met and Decided Carry Out Every Detail THE FULL PROGRAM H. J. GOODE Director of the Exhibitlort : > * ? IS SIREE CAR EXPECIATIS BUT DESPITE HOODOO RAIN A GRATIFYING TRAFFIC HAS BEEN HANDLED If the rain had only heen satisfied fo stop on Monday, the fair would have attracted such crowds a.'S the cxt hibitios ground.? have seldom sVen, and ".he .street cars would have set a new record. Even as it was, Tuevsday and Wednesday were good days for the oats. On Tuesday 7000 were carried, while yesterday the total went to 7215. Over 1500 fares Were collected in the depot at the grounds. Supt. Ueid has been complimented on the arrangements made there to handle big crowdj, and iiad the jinx not been resting ijecurclv over the heads of the fair management, it' is safe to say that the record of 14,000^ the biggest. day's, business ever done by the cars, would have been smashed. RIIISH M BEL 0 E EMPIRE PERSONNEL OF PARLIAMENTARY PARTY SELECTED FOR COMING VISIT TO. THE COLONIES London, .June 2fi. - In connection with the tour shortly to be made of Canada, .Australia and possibly New Southland, by British members of parliament, it is odicially announced that the follow'ing have been selected : r.>ord Kmniett, the colonial Under-Secretary : Lord Shefiielri, Lord Hill, Lord Castjemain, Stephen Collins, Sir Hildreth Carlisle, L. S. Emery, Norton Griflirh.s, Homer OrcflTlwuon,  Dohald MciStnSfterv Sit Jos. Walton.and Will Cook, the only labor member. ' A A SURPRISE RAILWAY BOARD ORDERED SUB-WAYS BUT NOT WHERE CITY WANTED THEM 1000 MINERS ON STRIKE Charleston, W. Va., June 2fi.-Reports from Cabin Creek today announced that about a thousand minors went on strike this morning. No disorders have been reported, and the men who refused to quit work are not being molested. SHOT BY A CRAZY MAN Swift Current, June 2�.-J. J. Har-rigan, merchant at Rush Lake, was shot by an insane homesteader, named Lockie, who. in his ravings, said Harrigan had him under a spell. Medicine Hat, June 26.-The Boa'rd of Railway Commieslon, in response to a request of the City Council, wired Mayor Spencer this afternoon, their deolslon regarding the subway. They order a subway for traffic to be built on River street, and one for pedestrian traffic on Toronto street and Main street to remain open for traffic as at present. The judgment comes as a surprise, as the city wanted a subway on Toronto street and the C. P. R. at River street. Rain Has Kept Outsiders Away and it is Now Up to Lethbridge ATTRACTIONS TONIGHT Kline Will Have the Midway in Blaze Rain or Shine WHAT EXPERTS SAY OF CROPS ? ? ? ? ? ? �> ? � ? ? > ? * ? "It looks good for the btimper crop in the history of the west. Conditions arc excellent. The crops are somewhat backward, but this is good growing weather, and there is an abundance of moisiture a.s.sured."-P. L. Naismith, manager pf the C.P.R. department of natural resoiirce.s. "It is fine weather for crops. Conditions over the whole province are favorable for the. best harvest of years."-Hon. Duncan Marshall, minister of agriculture. .Above are the statements of two gentlemen who are probably in a better position to give an expert opinion on cirop eondition.s in the province than'anyone else. They have the machinery to k?ep in touch with conditions over the whole province. The statements were- made to the Herald this tncirning, .Mr. .Vlarshaii and ,Mr. Naismith Having come down, from Calgary last night to attend the (air. Discussing conditions in the province generally, Mr.. .Naismith said that the spring wheat in some sections of the south would not fill so well as it would have, had there been more moisture during the first of the month. Only a few districts are affected. The grain, will be (Ine and plump, but the 'heads will be short. One noticeable thing, remarked Mr. Naismith, is. the very large amount of sunimerlallow this year. The increase will be nearly fifty per cent, over other years. This is considered a good sign. The'wet weather is jood lor breaking operations also, and the amount of virgin prairie turned over during the summer will be large. Tiir. Naismith said that as far as he knew the Lethhridge-Weyburu linn would be in operation as far a.s Foremost this fall to move the bumper crop in the .A.ltorado di.strict. He i.i greatly pleased to hear of the excellent conditions along the new line. LEADERS S MEMBERS OF FORME.R CABINET MET-ARRANGING FOR AN ' AUTUMN CAMPAIGN Ottawa, June 25.-A number ol prominent Liberals, inijluding . Hon. Sydney Fisher, Hon". Chas.' Murphy, Hon. W. S. Fielding, Sir Frederick Borden and Mackenzie King attended a conference held today, in the office of Sir Wilfrid Laurier in the parliament buildings. No ofticial statBRient was given out, but it is understood Chat preliminary arrangements were made for Sir Wilfrid Laurier's proposed tour ,m Ontario and Quebec in the autunm. "Thp fair will he open tomorrow Hill swing. A good card of races has been arranged for. The stock parade  will occvip.v the stage at. four o'clock. Kline's shows will be doing business at every aland. The- management urge the clti7.enR of Lethbridge to observe Citizen's Day holiday by attending the big exhibition." The above statement was given out at three o'clock at the conoTusion of the special director's meeting to consider what is best to be done in the face of existing conditione. Undaunted by the adverse weather conditions the (air management is going to do its best. The whole show is being held intact. The race card for tomorrow will be m.-xde up to suit the weather. If the track la so muddy that the harness events cannot be pulled oft, a, card of running races will be put on. so that the race fans will have a good after-iioon's a'port.  The midw.iy will be open. The tree attractions in front of the grandstand will ba staged according to schedule. The stock parade will take Place at four o'clock. The show will go ahead, rain or shine. Here's hoping it shines. Old Sol and one .L Pluvious stag-ed a life-sized scrap at noon today the decision l)eing rendered in favor of J. P. for the time being. Mr. Pluvious and Mr. Sol are the two gentlemen who have the say in directing the weather man. Yesterday J. Pluvious gained the upper hand to the detriment of Southern Alberta's big evhihi-tion, and reigned supreme throughout the afternoon and evening, precipitating to Ihe extent of .75 inch during the spell. But at noon, Sol butted in, and though he made strenuous efforts to break through, his smiling ooud-tenance was rfither gloomy. Rain predominated again during the aftarrM)on. It seems hardly right for Southern AlbenauB to call the rain a Jinx, but .just at this time Lethbridg� is rather inclined to consider it in the light of a kilKioy. There is no doubt about what the rain did to the fair yesterday afternoon. A nice crowd of spectators was beginning to stream to the grounds during the afternoon but the rain at three o'clock put a stop to their otherwise good Intentions, and gloom was in evidence during the remainder of the day. Last night Jupiter had a strangle hold on everything pertaining to the fair. The race track is a sea ot mud, but is well drained, there being Uttle water lying anywhere. The prograrn for today was called off early In the morning. However, with a IRtle sUn, and a drying wind, the managetiient expects to be abie to stage a good card for Citizens' Day. It will be arranged to suit the weather. All now depends on the good nature of the Uttle rain god, Bvit there will be something doing ail the time at the grounds tonight, rain or no rain; that is, unles* it pours. Hon. Duncan Marshall, minlBter- of agriculture aiTived in the city from Edmonton last night, coming down from CaJgary with P. L. Naismith. Ha spent the forenoon at the grounds in company with Hon. k. L. McLean and W. F. Stevens, live stock commissioner for the province. He was'pleased to note the ever-Increasing entries of live stock, and believes it augurs well for the future of the industry in the province. MURDERED A BABY Winnipeg, June 25.-Victor Cyril Pople was found guilty by a jury to-  day of the murder of the three toonths old child of Eva Willis after two hoiirs deliberation. Mrs. WllHa was remaad-ed to the fall assizes. . , , . , 6022 65 ;