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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 22, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. Lethbrldge. Alberta. Monday. Seiik-mbn- 22, 1U13 CENTS Number 233 f Burned Over Immense Trad Grazing Land Doing Very Heavy Damage FARMERS HARD HIT Several Farnis Were Involved in Sweep Standing Grain Being Burned reports ol what prob- ablj' one of the most destructive prairie yet recorded, are just beginning .to sift through from tho district ancclcd. From all accounts lire started. about eight northeast of between tiia Ubin and Kipp Ccu'.ccs, and H. 0. Harvey, who had some 'difficulty in getting his shftp out o! the track of the fire, says that a million dollars vrjll r.ot cover the damage to tte range. The fire- started at about 3 o'clock in the afttrnoon and swept louthward lot nearly twenty miles, spreading over about five miles In width. H. 0. npliog, who lives about 15 miles north oi New Dayton, lett his threshing operations with IB rr.cn to fight the-pre, and every farmer for mifes arounrt 'we're busy at the same to the damage done lO-farir.ers are very meagre, but Janies Christiansen suffered very lieavilj, losing entirely a hundred acres of.yihcit in tbc shock which he expected to .yield between 30 and 10 bushels. Another, farmer is said, to have lost a.fine, field of flax, and dam- age tovfena: posts, and buildings is also being heavy. The fire is not yet known. One report states that it rd by another lays tfce to', who.'huiced a. slraw fire being fanned and pf-Sttrlicg lost a'val- xiahle: does not'know tho exact amount of damage done.- CONSERVATIVE PREDICTION Llvertool, Sent. Uv- erpool Daily Courier, a Ccn- w-rvulhe and Unionist paper, says that there will be a gen- eral election before tho Home Rule bill for Ireland receives the Royal assent, which Is- ne- cessary to make It law. o- Mr. W.W.Cory Visits Friends and Chatted About the Western Problems' W. Cory, deputy minister of the interior, from was. a visitor in Lethbridge over Sunday, staying at the Alciandra. lie entcrlaiced for the some "relatives from Coulls, and left tills morning lor Calgary, whence he returns east by way of Edmonton. llr. Cory is inquiring into grazing lease .conditions and investigating some ol Uie recommendations made by tlio ranching commission, and lie had a chat Saturday evening, with several stock men. and'ranchers. He also held a conference with Secretary Flaky' of 'the Associate Boards of Trade, and. to' hiiu. intimated that the government going to put- in- to effect at a-very1 early, datb .the roost-of the., lecpmmeiidalions made by the ranching commission rejio.tt. There" scerus. to be'a'diffc'rcr.ce ol opinion as to tenure of leases and the lime ot notice, of Mr.Cory finds the far.chers and stock- men divided thereon. Some .insist; thit leases should be for 21 to 35; years, and that notice ot tion should be given at least five' years before such action, while others! Windsor, On'rV Sept. 21. Tom llanii, the Knglish labor agitator, left the in the Wind- sor Athletic, club" in disgust last night, as John H. Mason, president of the Trades and. Labor Council, sang "Ood Savo tbe King." Mason's Boag followed a revolutionary speech liy Mann, in .which he characterized laws as the'.wotk of "dirty" govern- ments, derided the church, belittled the King ot Britain and defied tlio Canadian policrto arrest him for his inflammatory, utterances. Mann was invited to speak to working icon of Windsor by the unions ol the city, lie" was especially bitter towards pol- iticians and governments, who, he declared, were controlled by tbc capi- talistic class. "What about King asked a voice. 1 "Vour people over replied Mann.'J'placc too much importance in King ftorgc.-'He is not of as much importance as the president of the United Stales', the Czar ol Russia, or 'the. Emperor of Germany. He has noUilog.to do with ruling the coun- try. "The capitalists rule these nations, and there Is co, reason lor it. The workinghien have more power if they to eiert It, than all theso Give- us a two weeks' Bttikr. on the railroads, with all em- ployees joining- solidly in the strike, tho King's army coulj not build railroad." -'''_.J after this ut- terance thil' Obalr'man Mason mount- led (ho phlfdrra and attempted to mile a mort to ibe and mollify some, of the o( the speaker of the'cvcn- "nc singing of iiic national anthem that Mann left the HIGHER EDUCATION EXEMPLIFIED BY SOME OF THE MOVIES MY6TERY In slrfking contrast to the thoug htfully clean. Interesting and inbtrucW plctiire showi presented by many of the Lcthbrldg- picture theatres. OpposiSion Let First Reading of Repeal Bill Through Without Realizing its ImporianceT Edmonton, Sept inter- est will attach lo the proceedings ot tho legislature this, week., Foremost. In point of view of public importance1' will he the announcement that Prem- ier SiEloii is expected to make on Tuesday regarding the solution of the Alberta nnd Great Waterways. diffi- culty. CALGARY UNIVERSITY BUILDING Calf nrr, Sept.-. Univereftv ot Calgary wilvsta _ -Mancliester, Sept tives of ihe Queen of Spain have been shocked by the news the-second daughter ot. hundred new The ,'campalgn Itstsd threo days, c.wins on SitorrJay njght at ten o'- clock, And tho finish was spectacular, At 1O0' ten msmborablps were need- ed.to fill HP ibc.Tpll.to the mark set Atitcn'b'clociclUiey Vera still short, but CUrenco Sherlock walked la at Ihe last minute with seven of the ne- cessary, anil a minute later two "came In for the Dlues. When the clocfc had finished striking there K.as.atlll ono j', but Fulton Bonn ell, "a TD ember of the winning team, planKcd.dbwn tba last lite dollars and IMis sared the day. The excitement was great, and everybody was happjr when the final count made up. HON, TOM COMING HOME- Ottawa, Ont., Sep'l, Crothers, minister of labor will gall for home on September 21. CATTLE MARKET UNCHANGED Sept. re- ports the cattle market' unchanged from last week's Tenders for oliy'e Uiblllty In- surance, policy opened Saturday noon were: North American Accident Co., by Lethbrtdflc-Weyburn per Canadian Railway Accident, by Ives t Stephens, per hun- Guardian Accident Co., by Alberta Loan Invest- ment Co., p-r mium Railway Passengers Co., by Acqulth A Lindsay, per Employers Liability- Insurance Co., by Wilson i Sktlth, pep Awarded to the Alberta Loan Investment-Co., with J2700 prer mium. HOW RATEPAYERS LOSE FOUK HUNDRED DOLLARS Because Aid. Skelth k a member o) the firm of Wilson the city council on Saturday night, after ad- journing a deadlock session at ,twa o'cfoc'K'In1 the afternoon 'and ilttlnj _ for almost two hours to pass-one tlon In the evening, awarded the'co.rt tract -for' InsurJng- city agalnrt' Accident for the year com- mencing yesterday nocn to the Ai- Loan Investment agepti for Glnirdfan. Assu'rance Co.; city-to more that Insurance this.year than have necessary had nothing b'ut the tenders sumbltted entered Into the controversy. And this, after City Solicitor had. Informed the council that, according to a ruling gfyen.'by Chief Justice Haulfaln of ate he- wan, and by other justices in Ontario, the fact that an alderman is a mern- bsr of an agency tendering In theV name of an insurance company for cfty insurance, does not fn any fringe on the oath taken by him. on taking office. y HOW ALTERNATE SAVING OF WAS PASSED BY. Nor did the council consider any motion whereby the tender of Atqulth d for the Railway Passengeri Assurance Co. at ten centi par less than the tender accepted should be accepted. This tender would have effected a saving to the city of on the liability Insurance account fcr the year. VOTE OF CHAfR NECESSARY TO MAKE THE DEAL The vote tc- give the assurance.to trie Alberta Loan Investment Co. was a small one. Aid. Hamilton voted against; Aid. Aird voted Nab did not vote; Acting Mayor Low enng Tn the chair, though he had ttaV ed a few minutes previously that, had he been of the same mind In the Ing as he was In the evening he would not hqve created a deadTock, In which case the Insurance would have to the lowest bidder, cast the deciding vote In favor of tender, cloV; Ing the deal and renewing the IntUN ance with the Guardjan At tbe last regular meeting of-tbja council on Sept. 15, W. F. Nelson ed on that body askliig for a renewal of tho Insurance, which terday noon with tbe Guardian Assur. ance Co. at of clly pi'y- roll up to L. Aaqulth; of Aa- quHh Lindsay was present and aslted that tenders be called." Aid, Aird submitted" a mollon to feet, which acd'tendera wefov 6alle4 to be in the bands oi tbe citf cleric by Saturday noon. :V.V When tenders were opened lit a special meeting at twelve o'clpclt': on Saturday, it found wefa five as above, Wile on fc.Skeith, And Asqulth Lindsay both belcg.lower. than the and Co., by twenty and ton cents per dieil Thoao- pTCMiit" Were Acting-Mayor Levering, .Aid. Wil- liamson, Skefth, Had Skelth Right to Tender? v AUer the legality of the which was fn doubt in A( rina'a mind had been settled, AldV Aird ;