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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 1, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta e Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume III. Lethbridgre, Alberta. Friday, April 1, 1010. Number 93. HAWES' CLAIM IS A VERY REAL ONE His Toronto Solicitor Gives Interview Scores An Edmonton Lawyer Very Severely LETHBRIDGE WILL BE ON HAND Toionto, Onl., March 31.-N. F. Davidson. K.C., of David.son and IIui-(Irison, made the I'oUowinp; statement of Alfred Ilawes' relations with the Great Waterways Ry. and others. "Tlic claim of Ilawes referred to in the lOdmoiiton despatcli is a very real claim which will he enforced hy liti-gation aRu'inst W. R. Clarke, president, of the Alherla ann Great Waterways Ry., .1. K. (\irtiwall. Si.P.P., foi- Peace River district, the Western ("onstruction Companx- who now claim to liold the nonunion charter i(ir llie Athahasca Railway Co. and iif!;aiiist the Alherla and Great Water- wavs Rv., Ilawes' claim is for apart,, , , , , , , , . , , 1 ri .1 hundred an( liflv de eKate.s in a spe-nership interest in Ihe whole Great, , � ^'^^^ Waterways iinderlakini!; and foi' Exhibit And Delegation Promised Dry Farming Congress Spokane, Wash., March 31.-One INCREASE IN BUILDING PERMITS The total amount of building permits Issued for the month of Marcn Just closed Is ?113,270. In March of last year tlie total was 177,035, making an Increase this year of |36,i!35, or an advance of 47 per cent. Within the last few days hulld^ng activities have commenced with a renewed Impetus and If the rush keeps on next mc^nth will probably show a record flg-ure. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ per cent, conimission fr)r negotiations in connection with the sale of i�inds." Davidson slaled lh;il he liad always I cial train, ;i representative exhibitor products of the country and atrophy cup to be awarded in competition for the best bo.v of Mcintosh red apples been verv definite in connection witu:"''^ P'omise.l hy the Board of Trade 'of LetlibridKe, Alia, for the Fifth all nepotialions and that he would not even discuss anv. set tlement if viewed only for the surrender of in-criminatinf!; evidence, but simply as a settlement of a bona (itle claini "the elTorts to put Ihe matter in a different lic;ht have all bee* on the part of the people interested on the other side," III; said. , , ,. Davidson characteri/.ed the blackmail I^'"'""''^ '""''."'l' iiiK sugu;estions as "a wicked calum n>" and pointed out that "it is almost amusing to see the statement of the solicitor of the Great Waterways Ka'ilway, seeing the Ilawes claini will dcpead in no small extent on the dealings of that gentleman, who while proposing to represent Mr. Ilawes, accepted a retainer from Mr. Clarke and- the Waterways people to whom he purported to sell Hawcu' interest without disclosing to him the material facts." .\ telegram has been sent to Edmonton instructing Hawes' solicitors to issue a writ for the whole amount. PRESS CABLE RATES ARE REDUCED Companies Placed Under the Control Of Railway Commission Ottawa, March 31 -A bill to bring the cable companies under the t^ontrol of the railway commission of Canada was passed at Wednesday night's sitting of the Commons. The measure which was introduced by Postmaster-General I,emieux provides for a substantial reduction in trans-Atlantic rates. Postmastei-General Lemieux explained that while personallv he had been in favor of laying a cable across the .Miantic by the government, he had found, when he went to London that the number of shareholders in cable companies was so great that | strong ohiection wmilil he taken to j the government laying a cable. So ' another scheme was devised, to -et a schedule nf rates from the cable com-j panics w hicli would satisfy the |)ublic | dcinarui, and satisfy Ihe press. It was deciiied lo propose that urg-j enl messages should remain at the: same rate as at present, on,y8!), against ?4,747,:;D1 lor the same month last year. Ottawa, March 31.-The government i had an unpleasant time in the House today, when the three Opposition mem.! hers of the Lumsdcn committee, McSB-j rs. Lennox, Barker and Crolhers laid 'into the Liberal ranks; and a full dress debate lasting six hours was participated in. Mr. Houghton, Lennox, who started ' tUo talk by moving thai the report of | the committee be considen^d charac-j terizicd the proceedings of that par-1 tisan inquiry as an absolute and dam-, liable farce and an outrage as ridicu-! lous and thoroughly dishonest, which added another spot to the already spotted Laiirier administration, the . defence was left to three of the four; Liberal members of the committee, Messrs. Clarke, Geottrion and Mac-Donald. They refused to admit the minority had any grievance and claimed that the investigation was a fa'ir and ample one. Mr. MacDonald read the three Conservatives a lecture on their duly as members of Parliament while Mr' 1' 4- 'l*/ie report oi the land of-Hce'for the mouth of Marah Just closed show a total number of entries for the month of 951 quarter sections. Of these 573 were homesteads, 36(i pre-emptions and 12 purchased homesteads. In the corresponding.month last year the rigures were: 30!) homesteads, 193 preemptions and 8 purchased 'homesteads, making a total o( dGO. CARPENTERS ARE OUT ON STRIKE Sixty Per Cent Out - Builders Accede Demands But Want Longer Time-Other Trades Working *I* *J* ^ 'i* 'i* *i* *J* *J* *J* *I* STRIKE WILL NOT AFFECT CANADA Frank Miners Are Idle Pending Signing New Agreement (Special to The Herald) Fernie, B. C, Apru 1.-The general sii'ike ordered In t)ie bituminous coal districts in the Un'ited States is not Clarke denounced them as a little' liable to cause any disturbance among gang of ouitters. , the miners of the Crow's Nest dis- At times the cross-firing was hot:'i''ct and the Southern Alberta coal and heavv. the Opposition holding to | ridicule, the spectacle of four Liberal I Ne'itlier the mine workers, officials members and eminent Liberal counsel! "O"' those of the coal companies are investigating the allegeti wrong-doing looking for any trouble here as a on the part of the government. That; result of the calling out of the miners in the States mentioned, wihere the strike has been declared. GOOD HORSE SHOW AT MEDICINE HAT Horses Came Over Hundred Miles To the Show-Good Quality About sixty per cent or perhaps a few more of the members of the carpenters union arc out on strike today. Tho response to the call has not (been general, there being a few men left on many of the construction works over the city. The men employed by li. T. Broad, Rex Virtue, and E. Lus-sier arc stil, on the job. i The lathers, plasterers, electrical workers, bricklayers and other building trades arc still on the job en masse and at present their seems to he no indication of their joining the striking carpenters. \i the meeting last night the do-maml of the union for fifty cents an hour and an eight, hour day was con7 ceded by the Buililers' Exchange who ask(�l in return that the scale go into effect on the first of .lune, allowing them the usual three months' notice as they have only received one The carpenters, however, dc- POLICE COURT Milton Code and Jack C Ford' pleajled guilty to the charge of disorderly conduct and Magistrate mac-dougall Umposed thu usual Une of |8 and costs at the police court this morning. (Continued on Page 7) was not an inquiry which would eom-rtiand*public confidence and from the first, it was evidently intended to he a whitewashing body. Shortly before 11 o'clock the talk Tomasada iwakura. minister was wound .up by Messrs. Meighen ami �' ^^'^ Japanese Imperial household, Lancaster, and Mr. Lennox motion to ' ^^^^ '"^ '""'^ ^''^^^ CONVENTION ML BE POSTPONED Conservatives Do Not Want To Show Their Dissension Ottawa, Ont., March 31.-The Con-farm for Southern Alberta con- ;^j.,.vativt. committee appoinlwl to ar-ducted under direction of the Depart-' ment of Auriculturc of Canada, is located at Lethbridge. eighteen hundred miners Ol' r !.M Michigan ii!'oit, .Midi, .\ii'il 1. -righi-'pn Uundred miners in the 'thumb" district of Micliigan i|Uit work last night but there is little expectation that the shut down of the mines will be other than temporary. There is sixty days' su|)ply of con! in the hands of the oi)erators and coal dealers in ihe Saginaw valley. Tlie operators have not yet decided to pay pump men the increase demanded by them. HAVE ACCEPTED TAFT'S INVITATION Ottawa, March cil.-The government lias not yet considered the ciuestion. ton, former British Postmaster-Gener | time or manner of conducting the al, who promi.sxHl to pass concurrent I negotiations with .eference to the legislature through the British Par-' lianient. The nieasuie as passed by the Commons brings not only the cable com-jKinies (ij)erating between Great Britain and Cana'ia and all other cable companies operating in conjunction with the telegraph companies. The trulFic arrangements will lie subject to the jurisdiction ol the board as in the ca.se of railways, teli'graph and Uleplione companies. They will have to submit their tariffs and tolls for the approval of the hoard within four months from the hill becoming law. GENERAi. FRENCH COMING Ottawa, March 31.-Gen. French will arrive in Canada about IMay 20 and will be here about one month in which the time he Will endeavor to gee as many Canadian sights as possible. If he can posaibly arrange a tactal field day will be held in Ottawa on May 24th at which Gen. French Will be present. proi)osed new reciprocity arrangement as foreshadowed in the tariff settlement announced'yesterday. Formal acceptance of the Invitation from President Taft for a conference between representatives of the two governments looking to freer trade between the two neighboring coun^ijes was given in a letter sent by Mr. Fielding to Secretary Knox on Saturday ln�t. Pending the conclusion of the present session of parliament and the pressure of work now before the prime minister and his colleagues. It is unlikely that any very definite steps will be taken lookjng to this end for a month or so yet. .'But It Is understood that the question will be actively taken up with Washington next month and a conference arranged for at an early date, probably at the American capital. Sir Wilfrid l..aurier and Mr. Fielding and possibly Sir IRlchard Cart-wrlg'ht will represent Canada. range for the "'oposed Dominion party convention in Ottawa next June met in Mr. Bennett's odice today to! discuss plans and prosjiects for the I convention. The proposed Dominion party convention in Ottawa next .lune met in Mr. Borden's olfice today to discuss plans and prospects for the convention. Tin- only, official announcement given out at the conclusion of the meeting was that the com mitteo Would meet again wst week. Tt is common gossip, however, around corridors that the, lecent dissensions within the partv ranks on the fiuestion of leadership and the difficulty of finding or.t just where lliev are at on matters of policy and iiariy cohesion have led a good many members of the party to favor an indeli-' nite postponement. It is believed that under the present conditions a condition miglit arise in a public display of lack of harmony and in faction fights. Time to heal the breaches and restore the party discipline is desired. It is also thought ddvisable to wait for a year nearer to the general elections to formulate ,^ campaicn platform. Meanwhile it is hoped that something will turn up in the shape of a pillar of light to lead the more or less lost Opposition out of the wilderness The whole question will be threshed out at a, turthor meeting of the committee next week. consider the report was withdrawn. While it lasted however, it was one of the breeziest times of the session. Before adjournment, Mr. Lennoz brought up the matter of Mr. Clarry, the agent of the department of justice who is allegwl, while acting in the capacity of. investigator of claims for ! flooded lands in the vicinity of the 'frent waterway at Hastings, Pcter-boro Countv to have diargod a coni-iniss'ion to claimants. Mr. Lennox asked if the minister of railways had investigated the matter. He intimated that Mr. Clarrv had been sub-poenoed to appear before the public' accounts committee. Mr. Graham said he sent an ofificial of his depart^-nienl to investigate the charges and he expected to have a report tomorrow and he hoped that pavinent would be deferred until the matter Jiad been thoroughly ventilated Mr. Graham said !\lr, Clarry was employed by the justice department and he could not sa\- whether he would he paid or not, .At Mr. Borden's reells Siding. George .Moreland iroin Chicago to New Dayton. * , J. Reid, fiom .Medicine Hat, to Lethbridge. FIRE DAMAGES BUSINESS SECTION OF CHATHAM Chatham, Ont., March 31.-Fire this morning completely gutted the first and, second floors of the King hardware store. The large departmental store of Austin and Co. adjoining also suffered from Are, smoke and water. Meynells clothing store was also damaged. Loss estimated at between 130,000 and ?40,000. fire Chief Prlt-cshard was badly cut through falling gl.-jss while Firemen Elliott and Prlt-chard nearly suffocated with smoke in the basement of King's store. HORTICULTURAL SOQEH-NOT YET Enthusiastic Meeting Was Not Held-A Large Crowd Absent The meeting of the Horticultural Society was a g|ieal success-some other place-and a very large crowd was absent. The standing room was not at a premium, likewise neither was sittinc room. Two or three in-jtcresting and instructive papers were TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR RULE I not read and the discussion that did AFFECTS BRITISH IMMIGRANTS not follow showed the tremendous in-�London, .Marcli 31.-The appllca-1 (erest tho citizens of Lethbridge have tion of ihe $L'r> rule for emigrants'i,, this very important matter. AI-seeliing entrance to Canada, Is a sub- though it was the annual meeting no ject of complaint by steamship com- elections were held exccjit that the panics who have asked the Canadian 'secretary resigned his job. One new government to suspend it until all member was added ami about a score emigrants hooked have reached the of old ones sublractwt tliemselvcs. Dominion. It Is estimated that the .'The needs of the society have mVilti-number affected by tlhis new rule will! plied but. the interest is divided so he between tiliree and four hundred.'t hat the proportion of one to the _ cither 'is n dismal fraction. i Another effort will be made to have an posl-Easter resurrection. Those i who were not there were numerous, i Those who were there were. President ! Johnston and Mrs. .Johnston, Mrs. W. Appleby, .1. E. Terrill and the BUILDING BOOM AT CARMANGAY Ottawa, March .il.-The Dominion; executive of the Brolherhoo