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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta -I, I VOL I. LETHBRI DGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, i 101 NO. If Royal Commission Has Been -Appointed Government Names Judge Cassells to Investigate Charges Against the Department of Marine "by Civil Service Commission. A ROUSING LIBERAL MEETING AT STIRLING r W. C. SUHMQS Gives Account of His Stewardship as a Local Nedier-Toackes M Affairs-Mr! Magnift Plan rf (anpaip-J. W. Wntf, HP.P. Ottawa; April Wilfrid Lau- rier in the House yesterday announc- ed the appointment of Walter Cassels the new judge of the exchequer court to the royal commission to investi- gate the charge made by the civil ser- vice commission against the marine department. Sir Wilfrid said, "The House is aware that on two-previous 'occasions 1 said that the report in so far us it inmi.--sion was to deal with the department generally 'or solely with the matters advanced by the civil service commission. He also asked if the government had come to the conclusion .that as ,a matter of policy they would adopt a system of competitive examinations by an in- dependent commission. Premier Laurier replied der in council would be brought down. (From our Staff Correspondent.) [of. the province, -296 bridges had Stirling, April first gun. in Isittpiuli-d 258 of which were iicw the federal election campaign iii the and v 13 large steel Mudicino Hat riding was fired lust night at Stirling where W. Sim- mons, the Liberal candidate bridges. Hoads1'hud been built, pub- lic buildings: -erected, and spent in installing; u government tcl- hcld'a most successful meeting. For ophorie system, .Last year the gov- a meeting so early in 'the campaign, j or nment had received from the feder- thcre was a remarkable attendance! ai; government the, sutn of uml interest, there being nearly one 125. When the other provinces saw hundred people present. ''The meet- the splendid iernis given the new pro ing was used by Mr. Simmons to vinces they readjustment of price asked but had paid according to their own valuation, and the pay- ment would be arranged so as not to be a burden on the jwople. The government with its experience in the government telephone service 5? in a position to give an economica and efficient service. Turning to federal politics, th speaker said, "Jf the choice had been left to me, I would have remainet for some years at least, as your rep give an account of the- work of the their terms. Premier Hutherford was rescntutivc in the provincial legisla provincial Kovernmcnt as well as to not behind 'but. Story About the Mormons Denied Nc Large Movement of Settlers From Utah Separate Schools Not Wanted Polygamy Never Given Any Consideration. conference ofture, for I open his campaign in the Dominion i provincial premiers had got the pop- j your endorsement again. The Lib- (Kroui: Staff Correspondent.) .Stirling, April Uraiidley, First Counsellor in the Taylor Stako of Latter Day Daiiits, in an inter- view took occasion to deny in toto I would receive'the reputed, Cardstoh despatch to the Toronto Telegram reproduced in the for consideration by the gov- ernment. My Hon. friend, who is in charge of that department has been engaged for some' time as far duties would permit, investigating the department to'determine in what res- the duly-one, officer of that department: was suspended some few weeks Since the report was laid'-, on the colleague has come to the conclusion he should also put under suspensfrjn two other prom- inent officers. juliUioii limit of the per capita grant of "this riding, however, Stir- cf! eighty cents' a >'ad removed, so a more onerous task u concerned the department 'of marine to tlie question he .thought it better before making any state- ment U) have Che report before him. Lewis, 'Huron, introduced u bill to amend the criminal ,code respecting injuries to persons duetto motor ve- hicles. R. A. Pringle, Stormont; read a letter ,from .Byron Walker', manager oi_the Bank of Qommerce to A. E. Kemp, -taking exception to: Mr. Pnngle's in the House that the Bank of ..Commerce is d gambling bank and explaining that the Dominion 'Coal deal referred to by Mr.'Pritigle was the only occasion when stock speculation had taken election. II. Ostluml, president of the Stir ling Liberal Association, in his the.population vvill receive that "troductory remarks as chairman said'sum per capita how great that the Liberals of were in; the population lie had got good shape and ready for the fray of an extra grant owing to whenever it came. The preliminary the readjusLihentJof terms. Thc Fed- speeches were given by.O.'.D. Austin f eral grant .will "cyentuully reach have upon me and I must.ask your support in car- rying out the work you have impos- make any religious tests of our tea- i-hurs, even in the schools that aro wholly Mormon." With regard to Uic reputed message .scut by President Smith, "of a semi- private nature" but "read at a pub- lic' that Herald and the article in the Loth-! polygamy '.was. to the practice of be revived, Mr. bridge News, the Mormons. Jlraiulley stated the authorities oi "There is less ospect than the church have emphatically denied said Mr. "of a large immi-.; ever sending such a message. It pect .it; reformed In of "Lethbridgc, who. .spoke briefly the. Liberal party as one sive, legislation and of the ed upon me in the larger and perhaps grution from t'tuh. The authorities old story, published six months of the church do not counsel cinsgra-Ugo by the Salt Lake Tribune." tion and the assistance j "'''here is absolutely no intention to more important political field." The main dividing line between the Liberal and -Conservative parties is that the former-is the party of the a'of thcii jjave the various people while the latter is thc party Lhe readiness I departments' of expenditure and the of the few dictating to the public. of the Lethbridgc Liberals for the'amounts 'of .each made up the election, and Oliver of aC the last session, "It is only just to the deputy min- ii tor of-the department that I should place.' bridge, who said that in -W. mons the Liberals .had -made no mis- take in the. selection of their candi- date. After being introduced by the chair- man as one who had faithfully as- sisied -Mr. Simmons Booking after the Stirling, district Edmonton, that' on two--previous occasions h'1 tendered his resignation to the minister and this morning again .pressed his resignation and that the matter is in the hands, of the min- ister for consideration. The House is aware that the report of the com- mission" made certain very grave state- merits with1 regard to the honesty of the officials in the department, -.frnat- .serious character that th? minister did not. think it advis- able for him to deal with th'at part 01 the report but he thought it advisable to recommend that a royal commission should: be issued deal -with that part, of the report of the commis'sioii- I n order- to h'ave a state, of facts 'which' exists in the department properly it .the administration of the to appoint a commission- yr, Mr. Walter Casscls, judge of-the exchequer court of Canada." After stating that report of the: civil -service commission- was very ..broad, the premier said the government in- tended to go into all matters dealing with the report. They-might not be able to go far this session. -The ,-bil' must be'prepared and this takes some time. The- officials who have been suspended, are J. U. Gregory, marine agent at Quebec since commissioner of. lights at Ottawa. The official whom the premier men- tioned as having been suspended snine weeks ago is A. A. Ac- countant' of the department. R. L. Borden asked whether the. He- also explained that the high rate of interest at 24.92, per cent, caarged in. the Yukon, was in keep- ing with the .vast cost of everything in that district. one ffnr encouragyinent of the sugar; beet Industry drawing hearty Great enthusiasm was displayed by nounced that the government hud just completed the; purchase of the the audience -when Simmons an- Siell Telephone syssU-ni in Alberta for .1. W. Woolf, M.P.P., delivered ,Tt was a'most opportune short address. He asked if the Con- servative cry at election time that -the provincial government would'not time to btiy as.' thy Hell system h been thoroughly' overhauled and was in splendid condition. The govern- HOLD GRAND have money enough had been- proven ment had riot'-giveji the company the true by their inability to supply the needs of this district. There, had been plenty of money for all purpos- es-and yet not a cent of debt had; been incurred. If the province had! the'.lands it would either have to sell them rapidly to get money or else, borrow money :on their security, and pay it back with interest, whizh uebt need not be -incurred under the pro- sent'arrangement. Conserva-! :tivc policy had been adoptcxl, .the province would at the .present time be. ,at least two. million dollars in i The trade policy of Uie Liberal'par- asked for by if.r- -ii-u h revive the. practice of polygamy eith- Those who are coming are "doing so cr in Utah1 or anywhere else. it- would be utter folly for the church authorities to attempt any' such of their own initiative." "Docs the church intend to settle the Cochranc ranch he ty aimetl at the ideal laid down of'was asked. trade as they .have it in Eng- land" but Sir Wilfrid r had framed a tyriff to circumstances and it it the one of "Xo effort is being put forth. Jn fact the church is seriously contemplating selling the ranch in thing as it'would meet -with the grea test, right in the church. And they have pledged the word of the church not to '.introduce it again.' "It is that the church are is! atteiupting to excommunicate, all 'pay tithing -as the ar- is not foundation for any with the present school system and Uudi report. There are thousands large blocks." "The separate school statement an absolute falsehood as it never j been talked of or considered by the. j tide su'y.s. There church. We are perfectly satisfied.! the existing, ditions maximum, .minimum and intermediate tariff. The first on the goods of those countries witliRhigh tariffs ag- ainst us, the second a preference gi- ven Great Britain and other coun- are making no endeavor whatever to i who arc members in good standing- Almost One Hundred Cooples Enjoyed the Pleasant Function BURNS SAID TO BE A CLEAN SPORT tries favoring1 us, and the third for those countries with ordinary tariff. As a result of this policy the trade had more than trebled since it; had brought in. force. The state- ment of the Conservative policy is vague and meaningless but really is that of a tariff wall "as high as Ha- inan's gallows." Thc Conservative policy is to give back the lands to the ;provinces "on but before the people will adopt any such policy they must know inv dollars and cents what the fair terms were. The policy of the Liberal party is to-save the land for the settler and get the settler for the j __ the settler the land and .give the ;THAT WAS WHATPR12E" FIGHTER v'iding' for the 'pre-emption, of aa ad: province -the money .to-run the af-i WAS TOLD BY LORD ditional quarter sections by the set- get separate schools.. We have not xvhcther or not it is possible to have them. We do not airs of revenue is j ire for all -time even..after all the; nnds' are disposed of. -The Albiii (.a COLLISION ON i: C. R. Now Castle, N. B., April a collision on the I. C. R. at Derby'Jet. The Grand Ball iii Oliver's Hall by the Crow's Nest Lodge 785, .-Brotherhood of Kailroad Trainmen was as highly successful and Fraser S v as was anticipated. Success crowned" tlie .efforts of the railway men in every particular, and their patrons were greatly pleased with tlie func: tion from beginning to. end. The number of couples who danced to :thc charming strains of the Lethbridge Symphony orchestra, under the lead- ership of Professor Miner, '.reftchet: nearly one Tlie capacity of tlie li'all was taxed to its utmost today one man killed and several this probably bv-ing the largest crowt seriously iiijured. The dead man is that lias ever attended anything o of-'Harcpurl, un- married. ''A''special train-passed by the 'junction' before the regular h'ad to take' .'tlic branch line tliere the- A MUSIC WRITER DEAD Hamilton. Out., April Steel Ambrose, one of the best known writers of music in Canada, died yesterday aged SO years. He had been a resident of this nearly half a century. London, April Burns, ALVERSTONE tiers was the policy of the party whether it was pn.sswl' this year or llOt. ovcrnmcnt was taxing all lands out-.'thc heavyweight fighter; ap Mr- Simmons said that as rcgdrrt- ide of school districts for school pur jn a 110W. rOfC night. He his opponent, Mr. ifagrath; he oses. The assessment was made.. H .guest-, at the dinner of the .would say nothing personally, but ast year arid the people would -de- Club and was down his "campaign had already begun and ive benefit this year. Kanchers speech in a debate .which had been in a different way from thc leases were also proportionately 3 he Grand in sport" 5Ie showed two pamphlets entitled Ses- been _which..mainiy turned to the ethics of. "Our Western Lands" "A Trunk .Pacific'bargain ixs Qxfortl's recent secret trial of Disclosures" which have Faculty of Arts to be Organized at Once who do not observe the law. No members are questioned with regard- to their fellowship on. that account. Xo'effort is being made to: separate them from the church." .1 j Brandley denied that President I Smith had given instructions that the young people who are somewhat wayward should be driven into line. ;rXo such instructions have been giv- he said. "On the other hand, the officers of the church are very earnestly instructed to use nothing but persuasion and kindness with any that, niay be wayward." .Speaking, of affairs in Stirling, Mr. Itrniicl Icy said they were very satis- factory. he said, "are tin condition -than ever- they been befbre. Thc people settled Edmonton, April formal opening universiy senate addresses bv Dr. thc to the Ruth- are conservative and not (given to reckless buying or running into debt. The population is about' stationary 1 .We" would like to get more people, but the church in' Utah ,continually refuses to give assistance in that way." A DENIAL FROM CARDSTON (From Our Correspondent.) Uardston, erford and Ur. Tory, president of i good business proposition, espcc- 'fortunately for Hurns hc was sand- sent by his opponent to thc people of [university, Dr. Rutherford mentioned ally good when compared with the riding, which showed the nature' that 258 acres, of land Imd been pur- leal the C.P.R; got 'from the. -speaking between Aiverstone and Mostlyn Pinott. campaign to be one of scan-j chased--fur. Conservative government. The pco- two of London's best would see. the benefit in the freight rates. speakers." There was compensation in university." site_ at estimated :the land at least put before thc people in ,his personal HU pointed out that the government the after-dinner dal monging. .If such were the lie that Jfr. irngrnth intended to was now worth For over an hour, Mr. Simmons fact, however, that Lord Alvcrstone, campaign, he would meet him. on his.; had made a provision for thc running held the closest crowded audience as he gave an ac-' cr days, .went over count "of his.'stewardship as a shaking him by the hand, said he ranch lease, and Robins Irrigation der thc corporations taxations act, i" of thc local legislature and dis-I was pleased to meet a man who had project were scandals, then hc -iwasj'dso twenty per cent; of the income -attention of was a gtvat athk-to in his grounds. If the alleged deals expenses of the university by grunt- TjUj-ns nmi with thc ilackie Hanch lease, Brown ing twenty per cent of thc taxes un-'soinc BRITISH PREMIER'S HEALTH London, April bulletin is- sued this moraine regarding the health of Premier Sir. Henry Cnmp- bell-Bannerman, says that the pa- tient passed a fhir night and that there is no material change in his condition. Westbourne, April Presby- terian manse here was burned to the ground this morning. The Rev. ,Tohn Carmichacl nearly suffocated. The loss is CUT OFF EIGHT HOURS Montreal, April a meeting of the C, P. R. official? today it was de- cided that when the Toronto-Sudbury line is opened on June 15 to put on two trains R-lwccn Toronto and Win- nipeg, which will cut off about-eight hours from quired. this kind in Lothbridge. A short concert previous to opening the order of dancing added interes to the affair. A selection by th orchestra, songs by Mr. Kilncr am Mr. and Mrs. Prince, and a recitV tion Miss izzie Ktnnigurgh, wer with pleasure b the aud ence. Mr. J. H. Prince, as a% master o Cv-remonics. proved. himself an expe it-nced and capable individual in tha capacity. i Thc first half of thc programme was cancluded at one' o'clock; then sup- per was served at thc Hub Cafe; cold fowl and numerous dainty dishea comprising a hearty repast there. One of the most-commendable fea- tures that gave the ball distinction wore the unique decorations of the luill. Flags, bunting, and pennants, bc-aring inscriptions of welcome, dec- orated the walls and ceiling through- nut. But what produced a most nov- el effect was the display of brake- men's and train lanterns of sev- eral colors, strung here and there from the ceiling of, thc. hall and also a headlight, of an engine in in the front centre of the Wall upon which was inscribed the figures 785, being the number of the Lethbridgc cussed some of the issues of the forthcoming Dominion elec- tion. Dealing with local matters lie spoke of the enlargement of the Stirling school district and the mak- ing of the roads and bridges in this played his gnmo as cleanly ns Burns. had prepared to show that the land con- from, the educational tax. cessions to the A. R. 1. Co. t.his should be siiftK'ient for the Xealv Hums' manager, sailed for under Mr. Mognuh's commissioner- present to meet the running expenses i Xfcw York on t.he Lusitsoiiov Sntur-! ship for the company were secured: of the university, and that the goy- j dav." i-lo will try to arrange a from the government. were much crnment would assist to- mulch with '.Johnson and will .place April dispatch purporting' to be'sent-from'this point and Published in the Toronto' Tele- gram under date., oi March 21th. is rather Jn the first place there has >been no "heavy movement of Mormons" into this section thus far this season. The opening of the Cochrane Innds for settlement will doubtless" bring Mormon but 'the ditliciiliy thus far has been to get those settlers tp come to Canada at n'l 1. The only cars of settlers' ]ri- t .s u n 1 o n dcd at Ca rds t o ii th is Sij i- son come Springfield, 111.-; and The idea of.there being so. wards providing for a building at u locality, remarking that nil they had a deposit of with S2.oOO'ad-! Simmons closed his splendid j later date. It was decided to olTer j asked for up to date had been grant-j ditional. I'.imis says ho will allow address with mi eloquent tribute to j courses leading to the degree of cd. I the money to mnain in the handset Liberal leader. Sir Wilfrid Laur-j in arts and a course of IL Sc. in j Since coming into ofiice, the Ruth-! the stako holders for three, months who had done more than: any one practical scicnc.'. erford government had spent largo in order to give the promoters H to make Western affairs loom large This made it necessary that one fac mons north (jf the Tine than south -o- sums of money on thc public works chanco. in Canadian politics. The insinuation as to "separate schools" betrays the cloven hoof of tho party giving vent to 'this burst, of news. The of .Southern' Alberta GEO. STAIRS DEAD Halifax, April Stairs', managing director of the Consumers' Cordage company and one of the lend- ing business men of the city, died suddenly todny in the office of the Royal Securities Corporation, while talking to his nephew. He leaves live children. His wife died fourteen ears ago. time heretofore rc- HON. J- -SIFTON'S HEALTH Winnipeg, Man., April Clifford Sifton left for Y- tonight. He accbmpanied his father, I Hut. the Hon. J. W. who goos toj The general committcce in charg lodge of the order. At 3.30 a.m. the last number on the programme was concluded and one oi the best dances ex-er given in Leth- bridge came to an end. MK" E. I.. Chudleigh, trainmaster at Cranbrook, was an outside notable figure, who attended. Greetings am wishes for success were received by wire from J. J. McDonald, train di patchcr at Cranbrook, and J. A Kennedy, trainmaster at Medicin the sanitarium there for treatment for! was composed as follows: Young Englishman Who Murdered an Old Man Near Brampton, Ont. GOING TO BOW ISLAND On Saturday A. F. Werts who has been in the employ of the A. R. I. Co. since 1900 severs his connec- tion with that company. lie had acting for the-' company at Ma- ulty should br organized, and it was; decided to organic; a faculty to be "Mormons" i T. ,'hiivc no'separate schools, never have. known as UN- lacnlty ot arts and science. Mr. .John A. Macdnugull was ap- pointed honorary treasurer of the un- iversity senate, and on accepting gen-j erously donated the, sum of of-1 had. nor do they intend to have so long as Alberta laws remain as Jib- oral and broad as they now aiv. an insinuation must be for tlu 'purpose of creating a prejudice ojr- ferotl as scholarships for students ou- ninst an unpopular sect. Brampton, Out.. April 2.-John Ter- 1 Rrath- flfcnl FllllH- Spring j on-orod torinj; the university. race an Endish imimgrant was today anrl Cardston before coming found guilty efore thc shooting. Currie, an aged farmer, his employer, train dispatcher. Next week on Christmas day. He was sentenced hc expects to move to Dow Island. by Chief Justice Meredith to be hang- ed on June Hth. Terrace is an epi- Ic leptic and nn appeal for the commuta- tion of his .sentence is likely. jwcll. scholarship of SlOO for n similar pur- pose, the scholarships to be open to "tho. scholars of UK- whole province :.-...There am new eight districts ar- ioimd and including itf nil under tho "national school" sysi itn -of our jjreat. province and they are ;practically controlled by ''Mormois.' To this amount' the senate added whose tenches-thorn "to ot-iy where hc has purchased the store be- thc of icfl honor and sustain 'the law of the longing lo C. H. Rcll. lie has land to tho range. Fred Kenny succeeds him as j and otiier interests at Bow Island as ed Kenny sue I. despatcher. committee to ar- Macintosh, H. FitMirnmons, S. K. Tone's, G. A. Tapp, M. A. Dennison, J. Cunningham, F. A. Mead, Har- rison v W. Shields, J. Kinncburgh, R. A..'Ciirr, C. J. W. tielaire, A. J. P.oss, H. A. Cameron, Geo. Charest, C. Seattle, A. A. Gilbert, J. DR. GALBRAITH HOME Dr. Oalbraith has returned from nttenditi? the meeting of the University Sonaie at Strathcona. It j was his first trip to the north and to tho Herald ho expressed opin- ion that Kdmonton had a majpyfi- ccnt. location. Tor natural TESTED NEW CHEMICAL now chemical tire engine committee met i and decided to offer for the present year four scholarships of j each, open'to students of the whole and to offer next year four additional scholarships of the same amount. land wherever they may dwell. SCOTT WARMLY WELCOMED Repina, Sask., April the ab- sence of Lieut. Governor Forget, i Chief Justice Wetmore formally open- ed the third of the First Sns- cjocj. js nt-tornoon with tlie custom- the depot division of marly for the hrnof.t of some inter- Tory took lho occnsion Mso P. furlnishTng the cstwl gentlcHwn and Mngraih. from N'nnton announce that Dr. Rulhcrfonl. it could hardly be excelled. The site, j 100 pounds was ..produced of honor. Practically every momber was in Premier E Douglas, F. M. Gordon, J. the new parliament buildings is .seven seconds. There wore no j F. Rronn. ho did not mako n nrsr dfiforts Tlio wfts wildly greeted by both sidrs F. Green. C1. M. XLoore, chairman. Hendricks, secretary. Tie special committees were: L. H. Prince, J. McCaulcy, M.; A. Dennison. McKay. J. H. Prince, R. W. Barclav. in j ivcrsity. had agreed to furnish, the no- at his own expense with 'V on his first officialvcappearance t.rompletp of works iy Cnnndinn }ij. absence in thc East. This will bo a vory vain- jtrrand. Though he did not make a j dftforts 'close inspection of thc university site was made by Robert S. Bickle of j authors. i hc had a glimpse of it from the dis-' Winnipeg, from whom tne engine was I able contribution to the University. Uance and was very favorably im-! purchased. On account of the high! and the province ns a whole. A. pressed. The doctor reports that win-i wind o proper test, could not bc'j The question of the date of opon- I ter is still in control in thc north. made. All who desire to witness ujing classes was then discussed, and .The flood in years prevails thorough test should on hand this Dr. Tory explained that ho had caro.- cvcning at 7 o'clock. The engine j fully studied tho situation in the pro Spackman of Stirling sold two carloads of his prize spring wheat to thc government for seed The wheat was a veni-fine sciatica. j W, A. Wilson, C. P. Kroning, E.R G .Moore, M. Hend-'over central and eastern Kentucky will not bo taken over by thc coun- j icks, F. today. cil until it has boon proved perfect. (Continued on Back Page.) competition, and is but an example of what Stir- ling land and farmers can produce. ;