Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE EIGHT THE STRANGENESS OF GLACE BAY TMi OAILY HfRALO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, Famous Cape Breton Town Has 'Many Peculiarities A Visit to the Town Where the Min Strike Was in Progress ers' In the far east of Canada, wnere the last peninsula juts out into the open Atlantic, there is s, town o' strange contradictions. The town is Glace Bay, a name thai has become familiar to many thousands of peo- ple in all pans of the continent dur- ing the past month or so, because of the strike of coal minors, employees of the Dominion Coal Company It is a common remark down east, writes a 'Witness' special correspond- ent, that you can always spot a Glace Bay man by the fact that he walks in the middle of the road, no matter where he may be found. .When J. M. Barrie first went to Lon- don his mother, it will be remember- ed, urged him to walk in the mid- dle of the streets so that the dreadful characters with which she believed London to be people could not sprin out on him at the street corners of passengers. But the view to be that with such excellent streets sidewalks are a superfluity as the space that should be a sidewalk isj left dirty playground j for Glace Bay's numerous dogs and i sparrows. j Another strange thing about Glace Bay is that? although it is a milling town, you never see men on thej streets who looked like black-faced, rugged men that one sees in hordes in most mining Communi- ties. The explanation is that at the Dominion oCal Company's collieries wash-rooms with individual lockers or the men are provided, eo that a inner can go to work in his second >est suit, change into his working clothes, have a good wash after he s finished work, and come back to lis wife and family as smart and ean as when lie started out. Then again, very few of the miners t Glace Bay work in the mines the I whole year round. Many of them are But is not any iear of bi-ing farmers during one portion of the sea- pounced upon that causes the Glace son, deep-sea fishermen during an- TT V i 11 TTJ .e Underwear is A. fl, I. CO. RETURNS London, Nov. Kailwuy and Irrigation Com- pany has. declared -dividend'of five per cent, and carried for- ward G. During 1909 there were 1200 acres of irri- table lands sold at per acre. 4 RANCHMAN SWINDLED OUT OF. BIG SUM! Peter Neilson Placed His Name to Paper and Found it be the Bottom Part of a Draft Calgary, Nov. 4.-The mounted poi lice have been asked to find a nun going under both the names of C Spencer and VV. W. Hardinan 'whom Peter Neiteon of Banff, a er who now lives in Calgary with having swindled him out 'of I by a clever ruse. j made the acquaintance of'j Spencer here on Oct. 10, and'three 01 four days afterward they met on the- street'and talked over some real es-' Me of j llf-r r> T> W s suspicion in Glace Bay without let or hind- rance apparently. But, taken all in all, Gla-ce Bay is one of the busiest and- most enter- prising towns of its size that I have and of the against, industrial leaders has been fostered by unprincipled' indi- viduals for their own Drunk- enness and suspicion are blighting what should be one of the fairest, as n, is one of the most prosperous, of towns in Canada. Let the workmen be true to themselves and refuse to be led by the nose by the publicans and the agitators, as so many of them are, and they can make them- selvts a credit to Canada and their community by the rocky seashore a model one of homes and happiness. FIRE AT VICTORIA Victoria., B. C., Nov. which broke out, in Brackman and Ker's mill at :the outer wharf here at 2.45 seen anywhere in Canada, from the p.m., today did damage to the Atlantic the Pacific. Its activity tent of to the building -tvo titijivjiy I .and .prosperity -are phenomenal. That it has a great fuHure if only strife between capital and labor is avoided there ca.n be no doubt. The future of Glace Bay, it need hardly be said, is bound up with the Dominion Coal Company, and those who have for so long been trying to sow the seeds of suspicion and die- trust in the minds of the workmen of that company are doing'the com- ehinery and stock. The" fire origin- ated-in the fourth story. The. cause is thought to, be a hot bearing. It was brought under control in less than art hour.' Little'.damage except by water was done to'.'the three low- er stories and the fire was confined to the main ;portion of the mill. Two members_of the fire department were struck by flying crockery when the hose department. o ACVWi .to Sanford, of-Weston, King's Oo. IS. b. Mr. Weston-is a Justice of the Peace for the county, and a mem- ber of the Board of School .Cemmis- smers He is slso deacon of the Bap- tist Church in Berwick. Indeed throughout the -county it would btf difficult to find a man more widely known and more highly respected. Some time back "he had occ test Zam-Buk, and here is of.this-great balm. He "Ylild a patch of eczema on my ankle which had been there for over twenty years Sometimes also the disease would break out on my shoulders. I hac taken solution of arsenic, had appliec various ointments, and tried all sorts of things to obtain a cure but i unlike all else I -T v- used Zam-Buk for itching piles, and it has cured them completely also. I ftem helping my brother Ptl T> i "TI 6rrD6ri6nc6 of Zaiti- cuts, U. tion of the trip wes nearly" seventy miles an hour. Medicine Hat was reached at 23.20. Engineer G. Bailey and Conductor Smajt, were in -charge of the train until this city was reach- ed, and here were relieved by Engin- eer Tom Penhale and Conductor Ran- The trip from Medicine Hat to Maple Creek, a distance ofeTmiles was made in 62 minutes, and on .the whole trip between Calgary and North Portal an average speed of 55 miles an hour That .such speeds may, be maintain- ed on the western division goee iar .to bear out the contention of Sir ihomas Shaughnessy that the .C P R- "possesses as fine a roadbed as anv transcontinental railway' in America or la the world. take scalp sores, sores, eases. poisoning, AilJI cnapped DISCUSSION OVER CHINESE RAILWAY LOAN Shanghai, Nov. 4.-The suggestion that the loans for the construction of the Canton-Hankow and Hankow- ays will probably both be has provoked much dis- Tt haS also beeG suggested that China should make no .further Joans for specific objects, but a gen- eral government be expend- ea as necessity arises and to -be'safe- guarded by the appointment of for- eign advisors on the'board of and communications. The German group-is. especially disturbed over the present situation. V- RUBBER MERGER filed with the .state tpday merger of the Inter.Cbntiaentiil Rubber Company and the -Kubber Company, of America" merger company is to be ;ki Intercontinental Bubber It has. an .authorized. capItTl of which is preferred stock with ,7; per cent. cumulative dividend.