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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 5, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta ICe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. I. LETHBRIDQE, ALTA., SATURDAY, 8EPTEMBE 6, 1908. NO. 226. NEW SCHOOL FOR lUE NORTH WARD Board of Education Decides to Erect Building Similar to Courtland St. School -- Fire Protection LaHt niglit the school bonid asked the nrcJiitoct to call lor tenders for a duplicate of Courtland 8t. school to be erected in the North Ward on lots to be purchased for that purpose. The tenders close next Wednesday ut 0 o'clock. A coniiimnicotlon was read from the Trusteos of Westminster Church offering the use of the Church for $25 per month for u period ol six months. However, the trustees will use the bosemcnt of the school to accommodate a class until the hew building is completed. The school now has an attendnnco of thirty- one ovir the maximum. The committee on school management brought in a report setting forth the duties of principals of Ward schools. In general he is to have charge of th(! discipline and promotions in his school. He will have the oversight of the janitor and will get his supplies through the secretary to whom he -will report needed repairs. He will consult the principal of the city schools regarding promotions or transfers from his school, tlui interpretation of -the curriculum and regarding all matters affecting the relation of his school to the city schools. A reprecc'iitatlve oi a heat regulator Co. was present and thoroughly explained by means of a miniature system the automatic temperature controlling apparatus. The system is operated by Compressed air that ia maintained by electric, steam or hydraulic force. The cost of installing such a plant in the new school would be $1430, The matter wais laid on the toble until Wednesday night. Alderman Cunningham was pri'sr-nt 9nd addressed the board with regard to flrc alarms and lire escapes for Westminster School. Ho also sug-gcfltrd that hose attached to a reservoir be placed in the school. There won quite a discussion regarding thf various kinds of fire escapes. The Aid. recommended a canvas chute which is used in large cities in the East, This ia thrown out of a window and the children tumble in dropping a few feet at a time until the bottom ia reached. A room can be emptied in this way in a very short time. Mr. Cunningham will place -his recommendation before the coiincil in writing. F. P. SARGENT DEAD Washington. D. C. Sept. 4.-Frank Pierce Sargent, commissioner general of immigration for more than six teen years, grand maeter of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, died at his apartments in the Manor House in this city today. He was 56 years old. R�V. W. PATTERSON STRICKEN Toronto, Sept. 5.-A Philadelphia despatch say.t that "Rev, Dr. William Patterson, pastor of Bethany Presbyterian church of that city and formerly of Cook's church, Toronto, was stricken with appoplexy yesterday afternoon and is in a serious condition. Dr. Pateraon is well known throughout the Dominion. PRINTING THE SCHOOL BOOKS CLEAR AND CONCISE STATEMENT BY MORANG CO. ~ INTELLIGENT AND FAIR-MINDED MEN WILL BE SATISFIED The school book contract is being used again in an effort to prejudice the. labor men nguinst the Alberta pov('rnnu'nt. Today the Herald presents to its rcadi.-rs a clear statement of the case from the Morang Co. and it should appeal to i'very intelligent union man as a complete answer to all the statements circulated by persons and papers anxious to create n hub bub over a matter about which they knew nothing.^ Here is the letter: August 18th, 1908. The Herald, Lethbridge, Alta. Dear Sirs,-We have your telegram of August 17th: "Labor Union here snys the typo lor new school books wos fiet in unfair sljop. Kindly answer." In reply tliereto we wired you as follows; "Vour telt,'-pram nceivetl. Writing you in reply today." The type for the "Alexandra Readers," was .set up in the shop of J. S. Cushing & Co., the Norwood Press. Norwood, Muss. We presume that by ihp word unfair, in your telegram, you mean a non-union or an open sliop. Wo are sorry that we cannot give you any information as to whether Cushing's is, or is not, u Union shop, but we do know this, that Union Hours are observed and Union wages paid. Howover, you can easily get this informotion- through th(^ Secretary of the Typographical Union, The reason why wo had the type �ot for tlie Alexandra Readers by J, S. Gushing 4 Co., is tliat they are, without any exception, the bett school book plate-makers in the world today. When we undertook to bring out a new set of Readers, we went to the very best place iij which we could get the books set, and, to bo perfectly frank, we did not inqure as to whelher or not the shoj) wos a Union shop, and we do not know at the present minute. J. S. Cushing & Co. have set up practicslly all the modern readers In use in America today; in fact there is onl;^ one of the modern sots, as far us we know, that Ims not been ael in their establishment. We went to the best place and paid the highest price to have the Readers set, nna. as a result we do not fear comparison, as far as the typography of the books is concerned, with any Readers published today. There fiecms to have been a good deal of discussion in Saskatchewan and Alberta as to the place where the Alexandra Readers were manufactured, and as to whether or not the books were n)anufactured in Union shops. We have made no secret of the fact that the first edition of these books was manufactured in New York, and for reasone which we explained at length to the Ministers of Ij^ducation in Saskatchewan and Alberta, The second edi-tlon of the Readers, when we will have plenty of time to produce, will be manufactured in Canada, in what ever place or places we can get them done the cheapest and the best. Wo l\ave no manufacturing establishment of our own and our printing and binding is lot out by contract. The complete edition of the .\lexandra Readers supplied to the Provinces of .'lI-beita and Saskatchewan was printed by the Van Roes Press in New York City, which is a Union shop in every sense of the word, and was bound by tlie Franklin Bindery in New York City, which is also a union shop. It is the simplest matter in the world for you to verify these statemeiitR through tlie Secretary of any one of the Labor Unions in Lethbridge. Both the Van Rees Press and the Franklin Uindery will, we havo no doubt, give any properly qualified individual full information on the hu'o-ject and will afford access to tlieir books and to their manufactory to show that these statements wo make are correct. We furnished to the Hon. Walter Scott, Premier of Saskatchewan, atHdavits verifying what we have here stated. We may add further that we gave de-'inite instructions to our agent, Mr. VV, F. Brainnrd, 108 Fifth Avenue, New York, who placed the contracts for us, to see that the work was done in Union shops. - As far as the'charge that tho American Hook Company had anything wluitover to do with the contract for the Alexandra Readers, we have only this to say. that It is ridiculous and absurd. The American Book Company, neither directly nor indirectly, either as a Company or through any of its officers or bfTtclals, h^s anything whatever to do with the contract for the Alexandra Readirs, or with the Morang & Company, or the Morang Educational Company Limit' ed. We are simply the Agents in the Dominion of Canada for the publications of the American Book company, just as we are at present agents for the educational publications of Houghton Mifflin & Company, and as wo formerly were for the MncMlllan Company and the D, Appleton Company, before they established their own houses in Canado. We have tnk-cii occasion to deny this cliarge in the most formal and most specific terms to tho proper autliorities, and this denial has been widely circulated. Ill spite, however, of our denials, which we are prepared to estiiblish either by affidavit or through an investigation of any kind, the ridiculous charge ia being cinstantly repeated. Ah far as wn know, none of the oftlcinls of the Amcrieim - Hook Comi'iony have never i ven aei'n a set of tlie Alexandra Headers nor have they the faintest idea of where the books are manufactured. We trust that this will give you tlie desired information but if there is anything further that you would like to know, in connection with the manufacture of the books, we shall be very glad indi-ed to supply you witii the facts. We have to thank you for' your courtesy iu telegrairfiirtg us and We may add that thifl courtesy is one which has not been extended to us by some other newspapers. These have^ accepted current, unfounded rumor for fact, and have acted accordingly. We have had, however, we are glad to say, inquiries from newspapers in Alberta whose Editors have similar ideas to yours and whom wo have answeri d accordingly, yours very truly, Morang Educational Co., Ltd., JOHN C. SAUL, Sec. TENTS OUT OF FIRE LIMITS Fernie, B. C, Sept. 4.-The Council passed a by-law yesterday to have all tents within tho fire limits removed to an outside point and the fire chief witli tin- chief of police went^ around and notifleil each person within tho limits to move their tents. This step is taken to make it safe in case of fire;. The wi'alher is very warm and windy and the dust blinding and as tlrre are no watering carts the streets are being .sprinkled by fire hose attached to hydrants. DR. PAHON WEDS MISSDEWAR BAYNE MUST STAND HIS TRIAL Colchester, n. s. Distributor of Rum and Money Truro. N. 8. .Sept. h. Magistrate Rowe convened the court this morning to give liis decision in the Bayne bribery trial in connection with the Colchester elections. A. C. Patterson stated that A. L. Davidson, Conservative orgntiiy.er was i)resi'nt and wished to make a statement Da-idson said he had no connoclioii whatever with the matter whereupon the Magistrate stated ,lhut. lie was not entitled to be heard' es the court had met for one purpose only uiid he would not allow anyone lu address the court. - ' ; The magistrate, tho'.i went into the nature of the'chargCs u:id briefly reviewed the evidistice, slating that certain witnesatss- swon; they were given sums of.moriey and otlier consideration in Stansfleld's inlvrest, and iliut the evidence was contradicted. He said anybne'who hcartl evidence would come to no other conclusion than the rum and, money were given for tlie purpose of inuencing the elections and that it was of no con.se-quenc- where Bayne got the money. He further .sta'ttjd ^that there was considerable evidcnco' that the money was not the property of Bayne alone. By the testimony .of the witnesses it came from a friend out.side this mag^ altogether and if furnished in this way it must strengthen the be-hef that it was for the purpose of corrupting the electors and there was no other course, but to commit the d( fendant for trial under the charge made against him. probably ran Homo ilO.OOO or 40,000 acres over tho (5,000,000, but in nmk-Ing the estimate the I''reo Press has tliought it iiccNsary to allow for a large ncrong'O destroyed tjy gofihera and cIiininKCff, liy liail; for tho arons, not largo In nny one section, but a considerable total, where tho tr'.p wu.s ploughed down tor heat damage, and tho other areas where late wh-Jat ha.s been too badly frozen to mako it worth while cutting It. Tho estimate of yiuld, thoroforc, \h based on 0,000,000 acres, thoncjh n is possible this mny be too sm>M, . Ah to the ftVerngo of yield, iho Free Press avcruge, made ap I'l' �> the averages given for i-ach line >:re�s Inking Iho ililch owinrt to a wluH'l ruining off (he axle on tho leu-dor. Great credit is given to It. 1'. Pot-tipicco for tho enlightenment received from his addresses. Tho men say that the wheat is lie-ginning to juovo niid, boforu a week is gone thu real effect of tho �ti'il-e on thu motive power wLll be seen. Also that thu ufhciuls still contlnuu to disagroo. The report tells of scald Ing and other accidonts rocolved by tho Bcubb. (Uilgar.v, Sept. 5.-Ki'thcr Frank Sherman, head of tho miners in this di.stricl, or Ch.-i.s. O'Brien, Dominion organizer, will \w nominated by tho Socialist party ol' Calgary at thoir convention tonion'ow night. The decision to ninninalc is doilnitc, so that thu man will bo imincd at tho convcn lion'. iMr. Shorniiin is probably regarded as much the sUnnijer man of the two, but whethoi- lie can spare the time to run or iinl i.s the question. He is very bus; nl Fernie and' the k'lccUon is coniiii(i iit an inopportune time for liini. Ilnwovei- there is so great a di-iiuuul for him that there is a stroiiK prosin'ct of hi.s running. One thing lluil favors Sheriunn's chances at the convention is that thu older parties uri' anxious that ho should not run. RAWHIDE WIPED OUT A late despatch suys tU�t Rawhide, Nevada, was completely wiped out by fire. No liveB lost, 3000 homeless. Loss $750,000. WE LEAD THE REST OF THE WEST Average Wheat Yield In This Part the Highest 'J'he Wlnniiicg Fi>'e Press estimate of the wheat crop of 1908 is 17 IhirIkIs to the acre on (i,000,-000 atTes, or |i�2,�iK),000 busholH, On August 10, nine inspoctors start od out to oxamine Iho crop tor the Free Press and on August 20 tliu hist inspector luiishebatc of the evening the mei ting finally adopting tho com-initee's recommi'ndafion. The other business was routine. BIG LAND DEAL AT PINCHER american picks up some fine farm land At pincher creek-bad fire narrowly averted HOW TO MAKE IT UP Toronto, Sept. 5.-Shareholders of the Ontario Hank will be called upon to decide a.s to how the deficit of about ,1:850,000 is to be made up, whether by suing the directors of the bank at the time of the smash or by call upon the shareholders. FIRE AT L'ORIGINAL , L'Original, Out., Sept. 5.-Fire last night destroyed Proulx's jewellery store, the postofiice, and Sterling Bank with several dwelliiiga on Main St. Loss partly insur.il. i'inchor Creek, Sept, 'l.-Jliss .\gnus Oourlay, of Uosmer, is slaying with her si.ster. Mrs. F. Collins. A number went down from here to Lethbridge on the 1st of the month to avail themselves of tho opportunities to obtain homesleads afforded by thu new lands act. .Vmoiig those who were successful in obtaining homesteads 'were Messrs. E. 0. Ani-bro,so, .1, Wallace, tJeo,-Dick, .). Hcd-dorick, ' t{. Henderson, Dan Orey. They lippenr to havo'had a great time, h.iVinjf waited; tJUtside tho office nib night.'' Tltdy were' rewarded about one o'clock on Tuesday by su-curing the homesteads they were after. Thu KinjT Edward luJtel had a narrow escape from fire this morning. The door under, tho stove in the kitchen, although protected by a ifheut of iron, became so hot that it took tire. Fortunately one of the employ-^ ees was in the basement and noticed j a strong smell of smoUe. He ap-1 prised the proprietor, Mr. llenderst'ii who started to invesligbte anil soon discovered the cause. The alarm was raised and the brigade turned out but in the meantime Mr. Henderson had put out thu bla7.i� with a small chemical extinguisher kept on the promises. It was fortunate that the fin^ was di.-icovereit .so soon as a serious conOagration would have resulted, which with the heavy wind that was blowing would not have be