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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. vn. Alberta. FrUliiy, October 4, Number 231 WHERE THE EASTERNER HAS IT ON THE WESTERN MAN He Eats Our Prime Western Beef at Considerably Less Expense Than We Do and Living Costs Him Less WHY THE DIFFERENCE IN PRICE I High Cost of Living Embarrasses the Workingman .and He is Entitled to Know the Reason liOc and 18e, ba n Moose Jaw beef cent less but veal-'i The Dominion Labor Gazette for the mouth of September Inst furnishes some Interest-ing facts dealing with the retail of staple commodities in Canada during August. At once one ItROomes curious and without more' ado delves into that, great problem name- ly THM COST Which in at the present day proving a veritable thorn in flesh the workingma' and liis family. Some say we might be worse off but on the other hand when one makes a careful survey of the situation It dq'fls not seem at all likely that this can be so as things aland at the present lime. There is always unquestionably some underly- ing current which. Is responsible for the high and altogether unwarrantable prices asked lor particular commodit- ies. Will a solution ever be found and if so when? Some Meat Comparisons. It, Is interesting to note for Instance t.liat in "Winnipeg beef is quoted at c and veal 1'Jc, mutton 25c, and 18e, bacon, smoked 25c. eef prices are one -'is quoted at 23c, with mutton and pork the same as in Winnipeg, bacon however is 23c. At Edmonton beef is priced at 25u and J7c, veal and mutton and pork' the same. Bacoii'it will be-iioted is quoted at In Lethbridge beef prices "are 22c ,aud 17c, veal 22c, and mutton 25o, with, pork-at 22c. Bacon, is quoted at 30c. It will be observed that the 'greatest, difference in the I meat prices is in the price of best smokcU bacon which sells in Wlnni- peg for 6 c per pound less than it does in Lfithbridge. Calgary and lUoose Jaw only pay 23c per pound. On the other hand comparing prices against those quoted say iu Ottawa, we find beef quoted at 20c and 15c, veal mutton 35c, pork 18c, bacon 20c. To- ronto sells beef at 20c and mutton 15c, pork 16c, and bacon ]Sc. In Southern Alberta we raise our own beef practically at our very doors yet we have to pay more for il tha-n they do in the East. In Toron- to veal and mutton, for instance can be bought for and lac per pound while we in iLetbbridge have to pay 22c and 2Sc. What is the Farm Produce Dairy and creamery butter in Win- nipeg during August last sold for line, at Regiiia it was 25c and 30c, at Ed- monton and Lethbridge 30c to ofic, while Calgary paid 25c and "3Sc. lu Toronto dairy and creamery butter sold at 25c and But it is in the price of new laid eggs where we find a marked difference in prices. In Winnipeg, Moose Jaw and Calgary, in Toronto anil Ottawa they brought 30c. In Edmonton however we find the same price namely 30c, while In Lethbridge we paid -iOc, and here we have a reason. Mixed fanning in the northern capital fcs carried out on a very much larger scale than in Loth bridge where the ftinner has no market to sell his pro- uci. The encouragement of mixed farming Is a very essential matter in the question of low prices because ihe Ifirser market the producer has at his door the greater advantage will the i consumer derive. It is a matter of sup- ply and demand and the more exten- sive mixed farming becomes the quick- er will the cost ot living bo reduced and this also applies to stock raising. It is not enough thai the farmer should content himself with grain growing. He must do more than that. Yes, he must cultivate the garden truck hab- it ou a, wider scale, he must moreover go in for chicken raising and egg Cann- ing not forgetting stock raising. When he does these things he will hav-s placed himself in a very secure posi- tion, inasmuch as he will always have something ready tor maiv ketiiig. Markets, however, must be every town in Ca- the consumers can HOLIDAY FOR SCHOOLS The'Herald has received the following self-explanatory le'l- Iloyal Highness, the Dulte of Connaiight, Cover- nor-Guneral of Canada, has been pleased to command that the pupils of the Lethbrfdge schools be granted a holiday on the 10th-day oC October, on the oecasion of the visit of the Hoy- nl Party to that town. Kindly advise Ihe public through the columns of your paper that Thursday, October 10th, is a public school holiday. Your obedient servant, J. T. JIOSS. Acting Deputy Minister. established in nada, where meet the farmer a-nd deal with him. There will in this case be no middle- man's profits. Only one .profit, and Ihe man who will take the profit will be the horny handed son of tho soil. The workingnmn will save a penny or two and his family will have more off this world's goods. But there is one commodity which the consumer pays dearly for in Western Canada, partic- ularly in Southern Alberta and that ia potatoes. Here is abundant material Cor thought. Why is it that in Toronto (Continued on page 10) INDEPENDENTS ENDORSE-. SIR ADS VOTE '-ON LIEUTENANT-GOVER- NOR WAS TOO SMALL TO BIND DELEGATES New York. Oct. 4. Oscar S. Straus, 'candidate for governor {he Pro- WAS CUT IN TWO BY A LINER Submarine Sank With a Crew of Fourteen Off Dover WAR STORIES IN TABLOID London, Oct. between Italy and Turkey was signed at Ouchy, Switzerland, last night, ac- cording to a news agency dispatch received here from Paris. Perim, Arabia, Oct. Ital- ian cruiser .is bombarding the forts at Sheik Said some dis- tance to the north of this island. Oct. British Meditcranean fleet was ordered today to proceed to the Levant, according to a news agency dis- patch. The cruiser Weymouth immediately- left at full speed for Sudn Bay, on'the north coast of Crete. Constantinople, Oct. tachments Bulgarian troops to- day penetrated Turkish territory, north of Kbvchaz, to the north of Adrianople. Copenhagen, Oct. George of Greece'started today for Athens to be; ready to join the Greek Army, should hostilities break out. WAR SCARE PREVENTED SALE Dover, Eng., Oct. British submarine It 2 was run down by the j Hamburg-American liner America j here today. H sank at once, drowning 1-1 of "the crew. The oiiicer in charge was rescued. The disaster hi'which the B 3 was sunk occurred while patroL] That the scare has llotilla of submarines, consisting of fl in the six vessels was manoeuverinn oil the and delated the sale Of, the Lcth- south foreland on-the Kent, ln-iclgc bond issue was the effect of a fi'he .liner Aiuorika appears to have. communication read flt the meeting of cut the submarine "in half. the finance committee of the city Lieut. Richard 1. pulleync, who was 'council this atternoqii F. second in command, tt-as thu only of the amoiig the crew of liltsen who "S actmL saved. He was found floating in tbej loronto- the sale. 'Ihe sea, too exhausted to say more when company intimated that there would Hank of Nova .Scotia, t'-e htimson Co., of HADLEY STRAIGHT PARTY Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. Governor UnUley, at a Hepublt- ean State rally, here last night, said he had received assur- ances that President Taft would support the reforms Iladley luul outlined Septem- ber 29 in St. Louis, and declar- ed ho -would support the Re- publican ticket. MURDER Calgary, Oct. Bhiswsll, the man in charge of the wafer flusher, with which the automobile collided on Tuesday night, resulting In the deaths of Dr. Thomas Quirk and William Guy, has been arrested on a charge of murder. Blaswcll admits that he was driving on the Wrong side of the street, but Insists that he 'was acting under instructions. LARGER MARKETS BIG JSSUE TODAY Sir Wilfrid Laurier Repeats His Determination to to Fight Battle for Western Canada-Great Throngs Greet Leader at Chatham Chatham, Out., Tht trans A tortlilight procession e corted portalioit' and marketing of the gieat Sn [rum his hotel to the grain crops of the west was [krlmc! melting With lum tteie four ot I is tonight by .Sir Wiltrid Laurier to he forum minibtus, Messrs Tisher, Gn- tlic big question hefoi'c the people 01 lum, Mmphv anil IUIIL, 1 t Par- M.I'., A. li. Mct'oig, M.P., .and Dune in Ross, M IJ albo of which he strongly advocated re 1 piocity. CHRISTIAN COMMITTED FOR AN ATTEMPT TO MURDER Pat Egan Appeared in Police Court Today and Tolc His Story of the Shooting and the Incidents Leading Up to It he was rescued than the submarine not. bo the least doubt about the sale is cut in two. I went down a iE the scare nveu as The B 2 had left Dover Harbor at! lnc time lliere is n'Hnek this morm'ini tn nnilicipate solely no money in sight for Cana- dian' bonds. It is understood that Co. further extL'nsion of time mi tlicir sister submarines knew any- option, which expires at midnight to- inee for governor, whose name about it until Lieut. Pulley ue the only nlh-er iu nominn- Was'picked up from the sea. The young lieutenant collapsed af- ter he had been taken from the wa- gressive ticket, was endorsed by the Independence League in State conven- tion here early this morning. The vote was for Mr. Straus, and 70 for William Sulxer. the Democratic noin-1 of manoeuvres. Tile accident occur- .to council gave the Stmison ircd just an hour later, althoiiph none, o( The convention then up Questloii of endorsing a candidate for i tcr and conveyed to the parent ship. lieutenant-governor, and the veto was "rl- 4 l '0 for Mnrtin H. Glynn, the Demo- cratic nominee, to IS for Frederick M. Davenport, the Bull candi- date. This vote was considered too small to bind ihe convention, which was adjourned to 2 p.m. today. EVERYONE BUSY IN MACDONALD The liner America stood by after the collision and threw the life buoys overboard, while a number of U'rJuio boats after being informed of the ac- ditenl by wireless searched the sea for hours. Nune of the other memfcers of the crew, however, were found and no sign of wreckage was discovered. The Ainurika then proceeded on her voyage jo Southampton arid Cher- bourg on IKT way to New York. This is thu .sixth disaster to Brit- COL SAM WAS GIVEN SEND OFF GOODLY CROWD AT EUSTON STA- TION TO CHEER MINISTER OF MILITIA London, Oct. E, Ward, of the War. Ofiici1, Sir Robert Perks, uhnmrnies, each oi them iuvolv-! several Australian ofiicors and all the inj; t'11-' from eleven to fifteen j Canadian .officers remaining here, at- lines. (tended Hughes at bis du- I l.ieiM. B. O'Brh'ii, the commander, partnre for Canada from Euston Sla- Winnipe" Oct. Tut- election cam- vas (frowned with the rest ol the tion today, heartily cheering him as crew. The Ii 2 was one- of the old- the Liverpool train left the plat- MACLEOD SOLD DEBENTURES WELL CONSIDERING MARKET CONDI- SEEMS BETTER THAN THE AVERAGE PRICE Mncleod, Oct. sale of Mao I leod's issue of authorized debentures, to the total of has been ar- ranged in London at the net prico of The news was conveyed in a. I cable received a few days ago, ar.d which confirnied :t letter .previously nt to flavor Stcdman from Bon II. Morgan, the Englffih financier, who, by agreement, with tho Council, holds option on tho riabenintvs ai thut I price until Ot-lcbr-r ill. The terms of paymont, mentioned in tho caivle Were October Jlii, ono-thfrd Xoveui- I bor ouc-tblrii December IJO. laign in Miu'donald is earnest, with prilling taking placi- ono er week from tomorrow, and the mr tucncy is filled with orators and can- vassers on both sides. Hon. Robert Kogrrs will give his irst address on behalf of the Ccmser- candidate tonight, it, is im- Icrstood that he will not touch on! the Canadian Pacific slock issue, j Hon. Hoche is not, here though announced in the t'onsfrvativu list of' workers. Dr. Michael Clark, M. I'- of Hcit Deer, AHicrta, will spend nrxt- week iu the ridlnp on hchaH ni K. L.i.Hidi- jiutopiMident candidale. A number of well known -men from Que- bec ;ire here now working among the twenty-five hundred Kronen voters in on Uicharrlson's hebalf. They include, A. (icofirioii, Ons Boy- ers, 51.P.; G. Gauthicr, M.P., aiui Charles Qncery. lion. Frank Oliver working, hare! fur Richardson. The constituency is strewn with literature ;.ml both sides are tiie impi.-ilanee of tlir efforts. am! smaller clans of submarines, form. The, rest of Ihe Canadian par- hfeii built wiili ten sister ty leave on Ot'tubci: 130, and mean- ships hctvt-tM-n thf years ami linuv coniinue their enquiries at Aid- tlt-r length was 1UO feel and ershot, Woolwich, etc into military bran? 12 feet. j afiairs. After a preliminary hearing, which lasted less than an hour, Richard Christian was this morning committed for trial liy Magistrate Bentley, charg- ed with shooting with intent to kill Pat Egan, former city detective, on of .September 18 last. Christian appeared in the dock dressed almost identically in the way which he wag garbed when the shooting took place. He made .no re- marks on the stand, exc-ept to answer.. when asked if he had anything to say, "I reserve my defence." ES-Detectivo Egan was present, looking .rather .wan after his three weeks in the hospital. However, lie recovering from effects of the shot which nearly took his life, and made a good witness. He. sat while giving evidence, taking a posi- tion directly in front of the accused, and kept his eyes directly 011 him throughout the 'whole preliminary. Hf was somewhat pale when he faced Christian for the first time since the shooting, and for a moment the court held its breath fearful of develop- ments. Crown Attorney Conybeare appear- ed for the prosecution, while R. A. Smith appeared for the defence. Egnn stated that he had had no pre- vious relations with the accused, ei- cept that he had spoken to him a couple of times about his conduct while in the city. Ou the night of the shooting he had been to ihe post of- fice, and was on his way home. Christ- ian, with two other men, was stand- ing in tbe alcove beside the Bank of Commerce, when witness passed with Leslie Silliker and .M. S. Bryan. He sakl, "Come here, Egan, f want you." I said, "Go to-----. J want, nothing to do 'with you.'" "I heard a shot a second or two af- terwards, turned my head, and saw accused standing with the revolver still smoking, ani! pointing at me. T told Silliker I was shot, and to watch out for he had a revolver. After that I don't remember much of what hap- pened until I woke up in the hospital next morning." Cross-Examined "Did you ever arrest the asked counsel for the defence. Canada. The former premier spoke to tuo tonight, one in the armorv pioimnont posit ops on the platform and one in the skating rink, 111 both Sir ttilfml in dtelartd him a1- fall me-h a I ihenl is ever, still disciple of I Uerahsm as taught in the motherland by Charles James Fox, by Daniel O'Connell, by Bright and' by Gladstone. The Big (Juestioi What is Hie cliief question of the (anuiun people astcd Sir Wilfrid during his address. 1 liiqufMiunabl} it is tiie disposal and the marketing of the grain crop with 'which providence ha.s blessed us. It is not ab large is be- cause'heaven has been weeping for months I think, the mistake Ihe anadian people made Sir to agree thai the home market as alwa> s the best market and his policy in office had bpcn shaped to that end he said h> hcililiting conimuiiicatiou be- tueen one pait of the country and another Ihe Si I channel should be deepened had been assisted ind another great trans- continental railwaj hid leen pro jetted Su cliarged that tie Borden not ear rung out the building of thp trans- continental as planned, but i El- MEXICO TO FLOAT LOAN .Mexico Ciiy. Oft. Chum her of Deputies last night voted to auth- orize tiie President, to float a loan of LMMKt'UiOo pesos, as a now fund. Tluif tho will aprrove this stop (hero is no doubt. The scoria in the Chamber during tho last hour of tho sossion was olio of great disorder. "STo, I never did. A couple of'years ago a harvester was robbed and heal up in the Arlington Hotel. Suspicion rested on Christian, hut lie skip'nec out of town right after. The time I saw him, i spoke.to him and told him we wouldn't stand for any tbiug like that in Letltbrldge, .and tlmt when he was in the city he would have to 'walk the straight and narrow "Uo you know the'nationality of the "No, I don't. I would take a greaser, though, f tiling: he is Mex." (Continued -on page BOY CAUGHT IN BALLOON ROPE Both Aeronaut and Lad Were Smash Into a Shapeless Mass Tuscumuin, Ala., Oct. dangiln; from a balloon caught the leg of Lorenzo Howland, 15 years old, as it ascended, manned by H. C. Petty, who was making his first slight here yes- terday. The hoy hung on until five hundred feet up, when both fell to their death with an unopened para- chute. The boy. was enmeshe-d several feet above Petty when the hag righted for its ascent, and several hundred spec- tators heard the novice calling to him to slide down a 'rope to the trapeze. Howland got down to the (Tapexe on the parachute. Immediately after he gained a hold on the rod. Petry cut loose, and the Lwo shot downward. Anxious friends ot the boy bad watched his perilous manoeuvres on the side of the balloon, expecting mo- mentarily to soe him fall fron and Hvey took hope for creasing the grades: British Markets' N'evt to the home mantel, Sir fnd regarded the British market as next in value. He cited the establish- ment of British, preference fas indicatr ing I ibciil efforts to increase this field of trale Canada's eiample m this bid followed in all the oth er. dominions overseas: Sir re- peated i utmor thit Ind come ta him tn ic tue Bnusli pieiLienu, Vumu he tampered wilh ind proni'scd a "jnllj fight if fiich a wera made. Great as was tiie home market and the British market these were not sufficient he argued, and it was be- cause of this that .the reciprocity agreement was proposed to the Cana- dian people: 'While they have rejected the prayer of their western fellpw. the problem is still there, said Sir Wilfrid, "and will continue to be dealt with. The people of .the west want a larger market for.their products and the government of the day has to acknowledge this. Great Patriots Humbled Sir Wilfrid said--the Liberal-3govern- ment had gone to Washington, to get better terms for handling western grain over the American railways lieir successors had been faced with circumstances too strong to be re- sisted and "had to pocket their pridi and humbly to Washington to. get .special rate on their wheat from Winnipeg to Duluth." Sir Wilfrid denied that tho Borden government has accomplished any- thing in its lirst year in oflicc. They had simply been drifting for nonths, they had been trying day ia tnd day out to a naval policy uid ''righting like cats and dogs over t. Reference was made to the memor- ial advocating that the navy he jnade a non-party question. That memorial, hi; thought, should be sent to the. Conservative factions rather ;han to his. He would sec his hand vitiier before he ever uttered a word hat would in any way appeal to the rejudices of any section of Canada, le would discharge his duties as lead- er in the light of those .British prin- ciples of which lie had he-en the .ox- Jonont for forty years. To the end the i of his days he would, seek to dis- mo-1 charge, properly his duties as a Caiia- incut after the puraduito left the dinn and a British sulrecl. loon. Hut. the bis parachute never op-! Three cheers were jrhen for Sir iMifil. :md the two occupants were J Wilmd at llie. conclusion nf his to the ground in a shapeless (iririss which lasted an hour. William Graham, mus-s. Howland landed on top of Potty ami both met instant death. SIR THOMAS SPEAKS UMOU-: KAMII.Y nKnWNKD KKOM Wm. Mel his wit> nnd two children, and his moth- er, were-dvowriLMl in the Tlivcr, Oinemec, Out., while fishing ou Saturday afirvnoon. Tlu-y were in ;i canoe am! ii is .supposed that Mr. McCalTery hookc.l a treinendniisly big lungn anil was in ;iiul the canoe over, drowning the whole purl.y. Their bodies were on rtunduy morning, lunge still cUuggling at the end ot-.the line which was tightly, bounti around .Mr. MeCaficry's .wrist, .Montreal, Que., Oct. 4. Sir Thomas Shaughnessy said to- day thai Canadian Pacific possessed tho power to Issue stock lion of debentures at any time, and that (he slock issue authorized the other Ouy had noihinjj whatever 10 do with the application now fore parliament. K. F. T'ardec, Kins, Hon. G. Murphy and Sydney spoke. diaries 'Fisher also MOTHERS AS SHOW CENSORS Spokane, Oct.. dram- atic f.-ritii-s :TO needed, in the nnniiii? town of Idaho, where tfu> mothers have banded themselves to- gether for censorship purposes. Tho club has appointed a committee oC two: Mrs. Fred W, Callaway an.l Mrs. J. Batterson, to inspcrt all places of amtiiitiniont, including moving pic-, ture shows, dances and various forms oi1 cntorlaifiincjit. Alth'ougfi the "liili nets in no official capacity, its mem- bers are determined fo raise the tono of entertainments in Keliogg by their disapproval 01" things ;