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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 17, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TEN PAGES Letlibridge, Alberta. Moiirlay, March 17,1013 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Nuniber SI MINERS' MAY DAY CELEBRATION TO BE HELD IN LETHBRIDGE INVITED EUGENE DEBS TO COME AND BIG CROWD IS LOOKED FOR If the efforts of the executive of-flcers of District No. 18, U. M. \V. of !A. are successful, Lethbridgc wiU be visited on May 1 by Eugene V. DRbs, one of the leading Socialists of the United States, and at the last presidential eleition in November, a can-ditlate for the ofBce of President on the Socialist ticket. Every year the. United Mine WorlJ-crs of this district join together on Mayday for a workmen's celebration. Heretofore It has always been held, at Kcrnle, amd has been an event always looked forward to by the miners with great interest. It is one of the ways the miners have of keeping in touch with one another, and fostering the spirit of unionism. At tlie convention here in February It was decided that the Mayday celebration should be continued, and the officers of the district were instructed to prepare a program. They immediately got in touch with Mr, Debs, and are how waiting to hear from him whether ho will be available for the occasion. Ills visit at this time would carry a double significance owing to the action of the miners' convention in unanimously adopting the platform of the Socialist party of Canada as their political fighting "ground, and they have every hope that Mr. Debs.will realize his opportunity, in coming to Letlibridge on May 1. Should they be successful in landing this noted . speaker, Lethbridge . will be visited on that date by thousands of worklngmen in Southern Alberta and Eastern B. C. Arrangements will be made to run excursions from airthe coal mining oamp_s in the district, and;sot great- is the" reputation, of the mam that people in all walk?, of ilife would flock to Loth-bridge to hear him. ; ... . � - Besides the presence Mr. Debs; the occasion would be edlivcned by athletic spQrts.such, tis always, form a pait ofthe .Mayday celebration. Nothing will be s left undone to make tli6:;d,ay. the greatest .in . the history of labor in this p?ovinco,. and the miners are confident they will have the support of the business men of the city in' their project. President Stubbs and Vice-President Jones, of the U, M. W. of A., are In the city today, partly in this connection, to find out what support they may e.\pect in the venture. They returned from Edmonton this morning. TEA AND REST R FOR THE SHOPPERS Hudson Bay Company Adding Another Attractive Addition To Store Efficiency SUFEKACIETTE BOMB THAT DIDN'T (iO OFF Tiie Hudson's Bay Co. will open their well appointed and handsomely decorated tea and rest room tomorrow afternoon. This is another step towards better store service. The management have always made it their aim to-give'the j best possible service and comfort to ' their customers, and the opening of the tea and rest room will start a new era of store efflcicnoy in Letlibridge. c;omtortable cha�iirs, writing desk and materials wilV be at the serviC3 of those who trade here., Light refreshment will be served at any tiiu'a at a nominal charge. As a fitting opening to this tea and rest room, tea and sandwiches Will be served free of charge, and an orchestra will be in attendance. The Hudson's Bay maiiagemetit is right up to the minute, and this lat-^ est addition to facilities tor making i shopping easy should be appreciated by the ladies of Lethbridge. EXPiosm CAmLB IE C. p. R. Scheme bf Placing Men on Equipped Farms De-veIopi(|g Nicely The announcement appearing in the B�rald for the first time some weeks ago that the O.P.R. department of natural resources would establish 80 ready-made farms this year, has been officially: confirmed. Of these, 51 will be in Alberta, while Saskatchewan will get the remainder. As intimated,- .Carmangay gets 19 of these farms,; heingi'the only point in Southern Alberta: to get "them this yoav, Tliese will: be: ready-made "dry" farms: Carmangay is considered one of the best dry farming districts in the province! , : . The .farms are to be distributed as follows:- , ; - Carmamgay,: Aita.............. 10 Brooks, Alta. ............................ 2i 'Acme, Alta.............................. 8 Wynyard,' Sask...................;....... IS' -Wolfe, Saski ............ ............ ,...... 11 i. Total..........................j ..... 80 TenderSjhave been called by the department 'for the erection of farm houses and buildings this year on each oftite eighty ready-mades. They will 'all be broken, and occupied in 1814. The 85 farms,prepared last year will be occupied-this spring as soon as the spring seeding is done. ALD. M'NAB RETURNS ' 'Aid. Donald McNabb returned Sat-^urday:;: night from dttawa, whefe he has been.for the "past week in connection with the work of the commission bn Old Age'Pensions' Act. He says the fight is mierrily proceeding, but everyone is/looking for the government to ta'ce closure proceedings. "If it were not for the opposition, the-Houso-would be dead," he said. Aid. 'JWcNabb as s, parliamentarian,; too!i;,greiit, inlfircst in the proceedings Of tlio'legielatjire while m Ottawa. HAD RUNNING FIGfil WITH t VANCOUVER POiLICE HAD EXCITING CHASE-GOT ONE OF THE THUGS Vancouver, B.C.; March 17.-In a running gun fight with three bvirglars who had blown the safe of the Diamond Liquor Co., 335 Main street; east, today, the city police captured James W. Hinds, one of the robbers, who was identified at- an'old oftendcr from the United States. ;The police constable on the main .street beat heard� an explosion and hurryiiigal'ong the street in. the direction of the noise noticed the iigl\t:_ which usually burns m front of thcffafe was. turned off. ' He dashed around [the store in time to meet the 'mataudets coming out. � � f � �� .::,, Upon the appearance of - the-. o (fioer the rohbers returned into the store locking the door as they'went. Police Constable Binclair Aceriting their game .immediately ran ;to vthe front and again mot tham as they, emerged from the plate glass window 'of the store, which they had-smashed to make an exit. A chase followed, iu which Pof'ice Constable : Sinclair was joined by Police Constable ^hiel'^s.' The burglars ran 'along'tl^e'hpiUway of a rooming house on Uordova St!, followed by the officers. The-burglats retired upstairs �tjtl the": inmates Of the house were treated, to a unique situation, the .robbars opening fire bn the police, which -was. returned. .Two of them escaped througli a Vbackvwin-'dow, but the thir^- was captured. During the battle Sergt. , Hood ' appeared on,the scen^ and assisted :jn the capture. Hindis,' 'Ayheh s'earched at the station, had a revolver,; a' bottle of nitro glycerine and $700 in cash in his pockets': He has been: in with the police of Vancouver'before, but not for major ollences. None of the policemen were hurt. ; DATES LINE FOR THE F Glendenning for Nanton; McMillan, High River-Edmon-monton Tory Nomxiiees This Is the explosive arrangement that was fixed up to blow up Lloyd-George's residence at Walton Heath, Surrey. Note the /jorning candle used to ignite the shavings and start the fuse. The one that did explode was of similar manufacture. WILClERCMAk THE SHORT^OORSE SCHOOLS SUGCE Estimated that Over 4,000 Farmers Attended Throughout The Province Edmonton, March "l7.-Fully. '400^ people even at a conservative estimate, attended the provincial sbort course schools in agriculture wliich have been held in nine different centers on C. P. R., G. T. P., andC. N. R. lines during .lanuary, February and March. The concluding school was held at Lloydminster and came to a close Saturday. The series, of schools wliicli have just been closed -were the most'successful pn record and a valii-able amount,of agricultural work-has-been done by them. These short course schools are preparing tlieiway for the work of" the agricultural schools being erected on the demoHr stration fsirms which will be opened for students this j-ear. Four cars of live stock Were carried for demonstration, and stock judging conjipeti-^ tions, which aroused great interest^ were held at each centre; GREECE WANTS THE ISLANDS ; �Rome ,lMar. 16.-Mi GrispariSi the former Greek Minister to Turkey,^ar^ rived here today for tie purpose of urging the*ltallan government to assist Greece to secure ithe annexation' of the Aegean Islands, which the Gi-isebs occupied during the war, 1. W. C. IVES URGES A CIVIC ABAM W. C. Ives waibeS on the council in connection with the^ queshon of an abattoir for the city of l.ethbrldge, The matter arose t from, the enforcement of the Meats ai;a,Canned .Foods Act passed in 1907, which, recimrea meat to be laspeoted at the time of killing. The enforcementi of 'the act has stopped the very goneiderable' cxpor' tatlon of meat from Soutberni Alberta to Britisih Columbia. It has come to this, that there must. be a common killing, house in this 'city.';to. meet the Inspection requirements.,'The b^toliera would all use-this �'{lila Abattoir.' The government will supply a meat Inspector aB>v soon . as .the abattqii'' is elven. , ', . This would result,ln^''g4ttln^J ba�jk the 3i, C. trade, but wouwrso'fMft^*?'' and give Inspected, meats for local needs. " ; The local market demand is large enough to warrant, the presence' of a government-inspector.'  ,.;= , An. abattoir large enough to accommodate ail the butchers of the city-would oosit between ?5,000 and $7,000. B. J. Cook has given his undertaking that he will- lease the preajIaeB and pay enough rental to pay back to thp city the whole cost liisldo three yeariS; It will help to-hold the B. C. trad^ which-the butchers of Lethbridge have been able to get since the burnln'gf .of the Pi Bums' abattoir at Calgary,'an-a this trade Is now considerable, amoubt-Ing probably .$50,000 � or $100,000 per month. ' - Mi 8) Ives asked that, the; council ooir-fllder It without'aelay,'-as-the'.trftd,e la now stopped. The Engineer's ReportCalls for $291,540 Which Includes Subway and Filtration Plant If the council passes the estimates of Ithe sewers----........ 18,627 Sc'wageVDisposal Plant 7,0,00 �:Concrete Walks .____----... S,500 Plaiik walks ----.. ........ 300 i Street'grading ____......... 2,248 � Plank curbing ............ 437 ^Concrete curb and gutter.. 3,165 '.. Subway (city's share) ..;.-.. 38,000 Fflteratimi plant ......... 75,000 �'Storm sewers ... .',......., 13,595 Street maintenance .....____19,050 .Waterworks maintenance .. 6,000 Repairs and maintenance .Water intake .....----yer maintenance ......... 2,426 Miscelianeous.............. 1,000 ."Total......... .........$291,540 Some of this money "Uas 'already been provided. It is divided as follows: ' * ,. Passed in 1912,. and funds � itlien provided ...........$ 66,096 Provided by direct frontage tax ... .....6,000 ' Requll-ed for 1913 ......... 219,444 $291,540 The most important item of capital expenditure is for the proposed filter-atlon plant, $75,000. Tho subway comes next with $38,000. The maintenance figures are lit'ile higher than last: year.. � " . � A Light Year ' It Is .understood that the electrical department will ' spend very little money, this yearj so that the total capital expenditure of � the city foi* this year will probably be less than $300,000. � ; ' The plans and agreement of the 13th Sfr.'subix&y will probably come up and b^v,r%tifled. this atiernoon before the cQupoU: adjourns. i- J SJyi^'-l- POX'AT EARLTON �:'^'�Cob4!t,-,vMarch- ifi.-^Twenty cases of Binallvpoxj-hftve developed In the -little ,tov^i-:0lS'Barlton,on tbe� T; & N, O. !d3Ke|}}ng�"hbu8eB have .be,en',quarqn- Nanton, March 17.-At one of the best conventions held for some time on Saturday .1. M. Glcndcuning was renominated as Liberal standard-bearer for this riding. Mr. Arnstead, of Htavely, divided the convention, but the sitting member won out with a comfortable, lead, and Mr. Arnstead moved to make it unanimous, which was done amidst rousing cheers. To Beat Doc. .Stanley High River, March IB.-Robert, L. McMillan was nominated for tlie provincial legislature, for the High River riding by the Liberals Saturday, fedmonton Candidates Erinionton, March 15.-Col. Grics-hach and .\. F. Ewing were selected as Conservative candidates in thi.s city at a largely attended convention. AUTOMOBILE SHOW ADDED ATTRACTION FOR NEXT MONTH NO INCREASE FOR CITY TEAMSTERS iVo will be granted tlic teamsters ot the city's stable department this year. Since receiving the. 'round robin* at tlie last meeting of the council, llie works and property committee has had the matt?r in hand, and reported today against tho increases aslced for by the'teamsters. The Saturday half holiday was also withheld tor thi.s yenr, as it would necessitate the city teams standing idic to the detriment of tlie department. The committee recomme-nded an increase in salary to -1. Mooney, chief draughtsman of the city engineering department. S BEAVER MIN MEN HAVE STRUCK DISSATISFIED WITH WAGE SCALE AND CONDITIONS ON THE RAILWAY Plnohev Creek, March 15.-Word has just reached town that simewhere between one hundred and two hundred miners, engaged at the mines of the Western Coal and Coke Co., at Bejiver miu^s, about fifteen miles west of here, went out on strike this morning. ~ The chief cause- of the trouble seems to be that the miners claim they cannot make any money by working under the scale ofyrages at present in force there, 'piiis Vtwle, and the agreement untfer which'thev miners are employed by the Western Coal and,'Coke"/Co., was arranged with the compfc'n'iJ' by the president of District No. 18, but it not appear to be ivorkfng out very satisfactorily. Another reason why these men have become dissatisfied with their work, declared one of the miners to your correspondent this afternoon, is the way In which the Koo-tenay and Alberta railway line, running from Plncher station to the mines, is operated. This road seems to have a history. It was at first surveyed and located by Messrs. Woods & Steel, of Plncher Creek, but the K .& A. people wanted a shorter route than the one selected, bo they commissioned L. B. Meirlam to re-survey the line. This he did. and he ,cut dtfwn the distance same three or four miles, but he took the line through some tremendous cuts to accomplish the shortening. The result now is, your correspondent's informant claimed, that every snow storm fills up these cuts, blocks the line, and the mines have to shut down for' want of cars until the railway line is cleared:;of �now. When thc mines _phut down in this way, of course, the men are Idle, and It all counts when pay day comes Vouud. The men are having another meeting this evening to discuss" these and other questions, EERNIE MINERS DISCUSS PHYSICIAN LEAVING CITY GIVES OPPGRTUNI-rY FOR A GENERAL SHAKE UP rc- I,via. ICip'p. �3;:.9'clOTlc:fith|s^''aiw -Calgary, M^rch'16.-Because of ois of the erifeineersireading his-orders incorrectly; two freight trains, running at full Ispeed,'. crashed together Jieod-on yesterday ^jnorning at 6 o'clock,\ about "halfway' between Stavely and Clareshdlm'.-on.;-the C.> George, /..-i,! Skclding, Geo. A. Strutliers,. aiid Curran Greer. � ' ....., Tho obscnuies were conducted by Rev. Dr. Roylc, the Presbyterian. ;j church being' crowded lo excess; ii There was a magnificent display of ifiowers, including wreaths from thof ,-..'v? Legislature, the Liberal members, tba; v ';, Conservative members, and the .yari>-'--)i� ous offloial staffs ; aWo from the 'Lill-'i "�'iP' (?ral and Conservative associatjpns.'of,' pMacIeod. � . � .........^;,^^| 'Inj'-tTio. Legislature:, at. Edmonto4|h|i.V�'p!| Saturday the premier made reference to his late friend;; ST; .Tweedie. spo/fe tor the ."C tives, and Mr. O'Brien tor , ialists, all-paying high: trita McKenzie. 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