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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 2, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 Friday, May 2, 1913 THE LETHBRIDj&E DAILY HERALD Page 9 Story of the Attempt to Stop Street Services in Ed- monton EdmoiiLon.-Sjngiug Jiymus In protest, Ave officers and a private ot the South Edmonton detachment o� the Salvation Army, arrested at the in-Btance of Andrew Irvine, sergeant of police, charged with violating a civic bylaw respecting  the obstruction of streets, by conduoHng public meetings in fi:ont of the Commercial hotel and elsewhere In Whyte avenue, spent eight hours in jail on April 3G. They had pleaded guilty to the charije At a hearing before Magistrate Downes and were santepped to pay fines of $1 and costs. The prisoners -wfsre released after informing the cadi they ^�lshed to institute legal proceedings to quash the bylaw. When booked at the city jail they gave 'their names as follows: Captain Lillian M. Crowell, Captain Marguerite Chattortou, Color Serg-eant-Major Henry M. Marsh, Color Sergeant Oh& Jesney, Drummer M. Wyman and P^rlvate William Large Complaints, have been made on various occasions by the proprietor and guests of the.hotel and residents in the neighborhood, but no action was token until April 25, when Sergeant Irvine laid the formal charge, saying that the Salvatloa Army had obstructed the public thoroughfare In contravention of the city traffic bylaw. H, S. Ral^U, assistant city so-Uiokor,-- prosecuted the case for the municipality. Mr. Ralph said; he had been Informed tKstt the leaders ot the Salvation Army Intended ipetltloning for an''amendment to these.sections and therefore he requested that they should give 'bonds that they would not, until the question of the amend ment of the bylaw had been before the city council, offend the bylaw, meanwhile being placed upo i sus pended senit'ence. The prisoners; -who w^ere not represented by counsel, declined to enter into such an arrangement and each pleaded guilty to the charge, declaring dramatically after the magistrate had pronounced sentence: "I, reluae to pay the f^ne, sir; I will be itn vrlsoned first."; . Captain Martlptt of the Edmonton section of the Ajnny Immediately ad vised headquarters at Winnipeg and aslted foi} Instructions.' Acting Mayor K&st and. Chief of PoUo'e C^i'pehter were also, appeared to by a half dozen clergymen anft .friends of the prisoners, but iboth stated ..that In no .way could they liitdj'fBTe with the action The charges were in order; and w less the prisoner's paid" tbeir fines they would baviB; to. remain, in the cells. They oaiinot appeal frorii the decision. . The first', fejv' mlnutas after tbelr committal. thp Salvationists spent In singing Iff thr'cells well known hyimus. The two women were placed In one ceil 'and- the four men are ensconced In two-cells, but'their ardor Is apparently In- no way diminished. Vigorously they used their lungs and treated 'with dtfldaln the efforts of a policeman who -was endeavoring to Bleep.after being on night duty, to Bllence them bytosaing coins on the concrete floor, wliloh. surround' their new quarters.: j , When they entei-ed the court room before Magistrate Downes arrived the morrilhg 'of April 26, they played the piano there, sang hymns and) sa,ve addresses to the >tbr6ng gathered to hear the Tesuit- .of the � action. The court wa� auga-prlnolpally with mem bors ot theyArmy, their familiar uniforms being Iri.tib'ntrast with the surrounding oon^itlons. Members of the Army aay they will make efforts to havb the bylaw- set aside, meahvhile continuing their street flervioes and that if all-the of-'ficers and privates on' the south side ot the Saskatchewan river, - formerly the city of Strathcona, are arres'ted, the corps on the: north side will take their places. 'tBut," one ot the sympathizers aaldv ^Iwe do,not intend 'to engage in a 'hunger-strike' or initiate �the raethodsipt tlio Bngllsh suffrage-seekers.'' NEGROES GOING BACK TO LAND IT IS ONE MOST HELf FUL SOLUTIONS OF SOUTHERN PROBLEIVI SEVEN iiRED ON SIRIKE IN TORONTO i Toronto, O'nt;,. May 1.-About 700 men, conujrl^lne Jron workers, oablu-ot makers, glass workers and pl'aster-ors' laborers in Toronto, went out on strike this' mofrilhg for an increase in wftgeii, and aeehj determined to stay out .until the bosBes come to terms, , The carpenters will also stlrke unless the increase they demand is granted- Stewart Masflop, K. C, police magistrate ot Belleville, has been appointed city Solloltor, anUW. J. Thorn->ionJp .city .olork... Tulsa, Okla., April 29.-"De farm am de only place in de whole souf whar dey ent no 'scrlmlnashun gin de nigger! Does de white man ask whut color you is. when he want de co'n? No! He axes is it good co'n. Why ent you nlggors got on de farm?" The speaker was a big negro, blacker than the black muck soil ot the Arkansas bottonis, He was ilalking to a tense, Intbrested crowd of 400 other negroes' 5(rhb. had" gathered in Tulsa from many counties to discuss the formation of. a. .negro farm organization and of a back-to-the-land movement for the negro race. One white man had told them atbout Sam McCall, the Alabama ex-slave who at the age of 75, is regularly producing his thre� bales of cotton "to the-acre-by-means ot thorough cultivation, the selection of good seed and the plowing under of green and stable manures. He told them that whait this old negro, who can neither road nor write hut who has always studied and thought, has done, they could also. .do. if they chose. "Whut dat whi'te man tells you Ah knows," said one iieg'ro farmer from Creek county, Oklahoma. "He says toe cultivate yo' lan' an' hoi' de rain fall. Ah has done harrowed niah co'n groun' three times dis spring an Ah ent planted ary kernel ylt. Ah done got co'n lef frum las' yeah, you niggers gat.qo!n? Dst'e de proof of de puddin'. "Dey Is some white folks tahmln by me down In Cfeelf coupty whut plants from sixty to a -hundred acres of cotton ever' yeah. Dey gits six- teen er seventeen baliss orcottbri offen all dat lan'. Ah ent "much of er cotton fahmer. Ah oh'y plant^ eighteen acres tub cotton, but Ah glt^ eighteen bales reg'lar, en nobodj^-axes me whut color Ah is when Ah hauls dat cotton toe de gin. Hit's good cotton." His talk- was Infectious. As a re suit ot it there was formed on the spot the Soutiiwestern Negro Dry Farming Congress, to ihcliide the black men ot olclahoma, Kansas, Mis sourl, Arkansas and Texas. Its ob jects are tv.-o-fold; to .encourage farm Ing under moderji methods among members of the rape and to plan tor a.,great showing of black-ral|ed crops at the 'Dry-Famnlng Con gress to be held m -Tulsa- In-October :ot this year. .' ' \ - with this organii;ation'among the negroes ..the last.-great .coldr division of faces has-$een.'brought Info the dry-farming fol^* . Thp yellow men of Ghliui havepjaotlcqd moJiture con servatlon In foir thousainda of years, and toey are today- rabidly ab*)rblne more modern methods under-the leadership of the Chines* memberH'-ot-the-Ittternatlonal Congress. The brown; nien- of' Mexico, ol Central and-Soulu'America, ot Palestine and Of Northern Africa are following, the snmo- 'course � through agricultural sooletlds which-' are In close touch wlt$ thie .parent organiza^ tlon In Tulsa;-' ^he'whltea arein the front of the gretuferanovprnent for better- farming methods in i^very Bngllsh speaking country, '.JThe^ education of the blacks has- now brgunv The In temationul D^y-F)arm'i^g ''Go'hgress ie a world imovement:foi( 'better'agrloul; ture. It now -i�a^ active 'metjibersor working branches -Inrflljt^yvij^tioriBi of' the world andits elghth.'Qo;}|res8 and Exposition in Tulsa In-Octoitier.of this year will probably be the' .greatest farm convention evey held.\ As one negro pub It at the recent meeting: "Ah done lef de fahm"befo* Ah got growed, an' Ah- lent .donc blxi' .back toe see erbout bit sencq. But Ah'm gWine 'back dar dis yeah to^ iplant me sbme red peppeb^, .an' 'A^'in' agwine toe weed them- rpd.peppehs. an' harrow 'm like the. white m&n; tole us what we done, lissened at;.* an* then Ah'm agwlne-.toe piol? 'ean. an' ibrtng em toe dat dry-fal^uilp' meetin' in Tulsa dis fall.jls' toe h^Ip stt^ht a hot tlmo in do ole Uownr'- Official -delegfftte?' fropj twenty nation*, compr{�|pg �1I thf Q^h^r- colprs of man, wllLtoci -present tq- help the negro carry out ihls planB., i EAT PEACE CONFERENCE St. Louis, Mo.,. May-1.-The fourth American peace congress began a throe days' session hero todfiy with delegates present from all. parts of the country. The chlefaddress of the morning was dolivorcd by Andrew Carnegie. BUILDING TRADES OUT Frederioton.'N. B.,'^^ May 1-All the branches ot .building trades except painters, are on atr^ko h^re today for higher wages, Iriqlu^ln^'.piumbers, oar-Bpnters, ipasons, ho^qanrioffi-and laborers, Some i>f the-trades are working today on new wage ' scale and others are working on promise ot de-Mnlto word befoce.topjght....: Fresh from tjie Choicest Gardens of Ceylon. Sold in sealed lead packets to preserve Its goodness. Blaok, Mixed and Green. MARRIED A LOST HER J LATEST RE/^^ON FOR CREATING VACANCIES IN THE POST ' OFFICES WILL CK WES N HIS JA POSTMASTER-GENERAL SAMUEL TO SPEND TWO MONTHS IN CANADA London, May 1.-Regarding the announcement made by Right Hon. Mr. Samuel, Postmastor-iear, Dry Gboai'aod Slide^ will be sacrjiiced. Those who co|ne- early will be -tli^ c^nes to profit. , ; � will be the sols Offseason SALES LADIES WANTED \ 3rd Ave., We^of Post Qffice IfOpp. Fire^^nJ ;