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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAY !>, 1917 THE LETimniDGR DAILY HERALD T Have Stormy Meeting-Police Raid Bootleggers and Arrest Some F MAY SEED OATS May Abandon Whcat-ing Lodge K. of l\-Land Deals -Organiz--More Moun- been fFrnm Our Own Correspondent) Coallmrst, Mny -1- The tipple of tlio Pemblnn mlno at KvitmrtmrR, about 70 miles west, of Edmonton, was completply dostroyed by file on Tuesday mornitiR. The mlno Is owned by the Nortli American Collieries and Manager Dell.irt of Hie local mine wan cnllod to tho scene of the dlsantor on Tuesday by wlro whllo Home 200 men bavi thrown Idle by the flro. Some Rcnrn of local iieoplo attended lh(! Masonic, dance held at Diamond City on Frlduy night, and report a good tlmo thero. Tuesduy being May Day, wns also a minora' holiday. Many took ailvnntugi; of the fair weather to take automobile and buggy trips Into the country, and to Lotbbrldge. The church social in the ovening was also well attended. Mr. I'erclval has been giving his new theatre a coat of paint thin week, thereby greatly improving Us appear-unco. Sunday was a big day for local Oddfellows. In tho afternoon the Coal-hurst Lodge No. 105 held their annual church parade to I he Presbyterian church. The church was packed, some being unable to gel seats. The sermon preached by the pastor, was based on John 20--'l, last clause, and dealt with the development and practice of the spirit of fraternity. A tiuar-tet by Mrs. Marsh, Miss Uavey, and Messrs. Keith and Hughes, and a solo by D. Archibald, added to the interest of llio service. Mr. Hughes presided at tho organ. In the evening a similar service was held at Diamond City, In the Baptist church. Rev. \V. C. .Marsh again being the preacher. The sermon dealt with the three links of Oddfellowship-Friendship, Love and Truth, and was based on 2nd Peter, 1-7: "And to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity." A largo number of members from each of tho two lodges attended both services. Wo have been asked to remind the ladles of tho village and district that a committee of workers will be on hand at the Red Cross workroom on Thursday nfternoons, from one to six . o'clock, to receive and give out work. | in the farmers hands no one can won- Those who are unable to work at tho ' * ~" '-------- ...n,n,, room will thus have an opportunity of bringing or receiving work and exchanging it for more. Last week the first parcel was sent forward and contained 174 articles. There is a big variety of work and everyone willing will find some suitable article to make. Miners Nobloford, May 4-A number of our local men arc now busy trying to start a branch of the Knights of Pythias. The organizer, Mr. Wuln-wrlght of Ortlgury, was in the town on Saturday and made n very good start to get members. \V. ,1. Buchanan Is tho prime mover In fie businosB and reports that so far Ue has had a good number of applications. Things hnvo been so fur advanced that arrangements are being made for the renting of a hull in which to hold the meetings. On Wednesday night there occurred a runaway which might veryj easily have led to serious conso'iuen-ces. ]t appears that two drills v'ere being brought down to tho village, and on pusHlng ono of the railway crossings to the west of the place an engine which was standing on the track suddenly whistled and startled the horses In the second drill and they got out of control. As they rnn thoy started off the first team, the driver of which managed to Jump off just in time before a collia-slon occurred. After a short rim one tenm was stopped by the wind break and the other ran into a post and so were pulled up. Neither teams nor men were hurt, which was considered lucky. Wells aro now the order of the day here. In addition to those which have boon sunk and have been proved good investments, tho local postmaster, Mr. Hunt, has decided to have one sunk on his lot in the village. Mr. Tackaberry has the contract and his new driil is eating its way into tho earth at a groat rate. Tho well has been sunk to a depth of about 100 feet and water has been found. Tho, How, however, is not \ery good and j turn to the trenches he it lias been decided to sink a bit deep or and see If a better How can not be discovered. The tennis enthusiasts are now very busy to get the courts Into shape for the coming season. From early morn till lato in the dewy eve the members of the committee aro plowing and getting the bed of the courts in order. The garage men opened for business tins week ami by all accounts have been doing a good trade. They have sold ,'i cars and havo prospects for more sales In sight. With wheat getting up to the $3 mark and still some Meeting. 'T/hero waV"a'fuir'a"tt'on(lanco at the special meeting called by the Miners' Union on Monday ovening to hear tho reports of Secretary Carter of the district and representative Peacock. Tho meeting wns by no means enthusiastic over tho proposed agreement and discussion wns long and animated. The meeting continued until after mid- dor at most of the farmers wanting to possess an auto. The ladles are showing greater interest than ever In the work of the Hed Cross and sowing meetings are held every week. This week It was held at the homo of Mrs. Modd. The ladies nid of the Presbyterian church held a meeting at tho home of Mrs. Medd on Thursday. A good attendance of the ladles was registered. What with all tho broken weather that wo have had for the past two weeks It Is no wondor that some of tho fnrmers aro thinking that Old Sol has forgotten that there Is such a place on tho map as Sunny Southern Alberta. It makes one wonder what (From Our Own rorrcsoonileiU) Macleod, May 4.-I. Hay, who htt� been regimental tailor at the R. N. W. M. 1*. for six years, hns resigned and is opening a tailor business in the capital city, Kdmonton. I). A. Main, Macleods most popular tailor, baH been under the doctor's care for the puBt month, but Ib now improving. A. McCuusland, shoemaker, was taken 111 on Monday while working and taken to his home by Dr. Moree, he rallied for a time, during the night, and quietly slept, away oarly Tuesday morning. The funeral was largely attended on Wednesday afternoon when he was laid to rest In the public cemetery. Com. Primrose of the provincial police Is visiting Maclcod this week in connection witli his department. Wlllinm Moffatt, the member for Clnreshohn, is looking around Maclcod. It may he he Is looking for a comfortable homo In n good town. John Wright of Monarch and family are visitors this week In Macleod. Letters from our Macleod boys at the front, tell of the big fight at Vimy llldgo, and oHier large battles during April, but they say wo are ready. Lieut. Hancock, who went to Kng-lund with the Kilties, has returned home, the heavy work of training the men proved too much for his health, and he takes six months off. K. Digging, another Macleod boy, returned this week, he was one of the first to enlist here in the army medical department, and went to the front as stretcher bearer, where he worked until the battle of Mons, ho with many others were wounded with shrapnel, he was confined to the hospital for two months, and has since been on duty at headquarters in tho City of London, being physically unfit for the trench work again. On being asksd If lie wanted to re-replied, 'none of those who have been there want, lo go buck, but If the call comes, we 11 go (piick? He expects to return in a few days, the trip was given him to help restore his nerve trouble. Rev. \V. A. Lewis, is on a business trip to Edmonton this week. The members of the A. F. and A.M. gathered in Macleod this week on very important Itrisiness in connection with the order. X. T. McLeod and daughter of Lethbrldge were visitors In Macleod this week. Both the Piegan and Blood Indians are seen these days with their Ford cars, the results of their big wheat crop, also the good prices. This week finds all the farmers busy on their land, seeding. Seeding, seeding. LETHBRIDGE'S GROWTH a8 DISTRIBUTING POINT No hotter proof of the ascending - Importance of Lethbrldge as an automobile contro is necessary than the fact, that two rubber concerns have opened up warehoused here this spring. This Is the distributing po'nt for motors and accessories for tills part of the province. Kvcry day sees something new added to assure that this position in the trade will not be taken away. John Arthur James, famous rare horso owner and friend of the late King Edward, died of heart disease, following pneumonia. He was 64 years old. 35! night and the visitors had consider-  Krain is best to put into tho ground able difficulty in persuading tho men ! A lot of fanners have practically de-to favorably consider the new basis. The vote will be taken on Saturday and many aro sincerely hoping that it will lie favorable. One of the strongest union men In the village said to your correspondent this week: "Tho agreement is by no moans bad, taken altogether, and the men would be wise U> adopt'it. It is better than I thought we would get." It is felt local- i amount to as ly that the vote in the Pass camps will! at ono time, largely influence the result. The Red Cross Committee will meet on Wednesday next in the church at S.IiO p.m., when a full attendance is requested. The treasurer bus received the following subscriptions this week; Dr. G. K. Rose, $5; Mrs. It. Heap, Miss A. Paul. Miss 12. Knowles, Mrs. D. Sobara, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. F. W. Hamilton, Mrs. J. Mclnnis, Miss J. H. Mclnnis, Mrs. T. J. Ilatton, Mrs. Purdy, Mrs. Slrakins, Mrs. McDowell, Mrs. J. Loxton, Mrs. H. Mills, Mrs. O. R. Rose, and K. Morgan, $2 each. There was a large attendance at the workroom yesterday and another largo order for material was forwarded today. Mr. und Mrs. Burrows are rejoicing over tho arrival of a fine, big baby girl, who arrived on Saturday morning. Mother and child are both doing well, and Mr. Burrows is wearing tho smile that won't c.omo off. This week tho back lanes and yards aro being cleaned up in tho annual official village cleaning campaign. Tho ' improvement is marked and wo are ready now to enjoy tho bright days. Tho provincial police paid u visit to Coallmrst on Sunday evening and in-, vestlgated several charges of illegal , possession of liquor. As a result one | man will appear boforo the justice of the peace. Tho pollco aro determined to go after the bootlegging, Since tho withdrawal of Corporal Nesbltt of tho Mounted Police there has been no resident policeman in Coalhurst with provincial authority. It is felt that u constablo ought to bo placed here permanently. Tho weather which was much fairer in the early part of the week has again turned cold. This morning it Is making a bravo attempt to snow and the thermometer still advises warm clothing. There. Ib a lot of work to bo done yet boforo seeding will bo completed and the farmorH aro making evory of-lort to get through. cided to Btop seeding wheat and to put iu oats instead. Evon with tho rough weather most of tho summer fallow in the district has boon put in the great trouble being that it has not been possible to burn off tho stubble and bo save a lot of heavy plowing. It is also expected that tho area under crop this year will not much as was thought but this will not bo known till a week or so has elapsed. With reference to our note last week in regard to a new church it is understood that the first steps have already been taken to buy a suitable site. Tho ladles aid, who have some money in hand, havo decided that they will purchase a site as soou as possible It looks now as if tho church was going to be a reality instead of a myth. In order to raise funds ihe members of the local branch of tho Red Cross Society have made arrangements to hold a dance in the new pool hall on Friday, May 18th. Thero will be good music, good things to oat and so they ask all to come along and help forward a very good cause. Land deals are still going on in the district and good prices aro being realisod. FIGHT FOR PERMANENT PEACE New York. May 3.-Former President William H. Taft, in a statement sent today to state and district officers of (.he League to Etnforce Peace, of which he is" heafl, states that the league will "urge America to fight for a peace that will last." 0> * ! ' > > * ' > > . We Have For Sale One Cadillac in good repair..........$250 One Reo converted (ruck $275 One Ford converted truck $250 Two Fords in good working- order.....$250 and...........................$275 One 1917 Ford, only run S00 miles____. $150 We guarantee all of the above to* be in good working order. BAALIM MOTOR CO. back of union bank Harry holman, Mgr. Cecil Mitt* Mahagement- H.iiOStlN It is Easy and Natural For all nuuiufaetiirers to claim (lie superiority of their product, but the claims that count are (hose upheld by actual accomplishments and verified by official records and in this way is established the supremacy of the Good Old Excelsior. The New Excelsior Kushion Sprocket Is unquestionably the greatest improvement ever made in motorcycle power transmission.-The Excelsior frame was the first and remains the only American motorcycle frame built of seamless steel tubing- and nickle steel drop forgings throughout. MORT PRIEST, Agent 511 Sixth Street South enou spee will do. We have not yet found a te�t now she will mucr not overcome. Here is Why She'll Go Anywhere, When and How You Want MOTOR-Gray-Dort, 4 cylinder, cast en bloc. L-head type, bore in., stroke 5 in., speed 2,000,, horsepower 28. Cast iron removable heads. Timing gears- caat iron helical. Carter Carburetor. Thermo-nyphon cooling. 3 gallon tube ond finn radiator. 4 quart oil pump and splash lubrication. Weatinghouse two unit tatting and lighting system. Connecticut battery ignition. 12 inch cone clutch with 6 compensating springs. Three speed and reverse selective transmission, with double row New Departure bearings. Universal joint. Gasoline tank: under cowl. 1 beam heavy duty (rout axle. *,i floating rear axle, with forked tube torsion and Hyatt High Duly bearings. 10 inch internal expanding and external contracting brakes. Pressed ateel frame. Springs-front 37 in. elliptic, rear 50 in. full cantilever. Left-hand drive. 16 in. irreversible worm and nut type steering wheel. Centre gear ahift lever. Emergency brake, right pedal. Service brake, clutch pedal. Accelerator. Spark and throttle control on steering wheel. Artillery type wood wheel*. Detroit demountable rims. 30 x 33'i Dominion tires. t Nobby Tread rear. Weating-house electric lighting. Linoleum covered running board. Lock ignition a witch. Dash light, ammeter, roberail, one-man top, tools, Every thingYou Could Ask of Any Car Just as no one has yet overworked her, so, too, no other car, at any price, offers motoring essentials she does not possess. She will take you anywhere, as fast as you please, in comfort, economically. What more could you ask ? , ashligh foot rail 7 clear-vision windshield, equipment complete. 5 passenger touring model. $910 3 passenger roadster model, $910 GRAY-DORT MOTORS, LTD. chatham, ont. In the United States DORT MOTOR CO., FLINT, MICH. She is beautiful in appearance, with smooth lines and permanently handsome finish-the same beauty that has made Gray buggies famous. Right through her runs Gray quality, too. Reliable in every part and accessory - body, frame and motor, from Westinghouse starting and lighting to tires and tools. "The Quality Goes Clear Through" 21 ;