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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL I. LETHBRIDGE, ;AL6ERTA, F R D'A Y A P R I L NO. IT, II DEBATE OVER THE BUDGET ENDS Great Future for West FORMER U.S. OFFICIAL SPEAKS Leader Bordffl Asks Qaestws Concerning die Marine Department Ottawa, Out., April the R .L. Borden wanted to .know whether Judge Casscls of the exchequer court had accepted the ap- pointment as' royal commissioner to investigate the affairs of the marine department. He also wanted to know why three officers o'f the depart- ment-had ;been suspended when no one had been -directly named in the report. The premier replied to the first question. He had received a letter from Judge Cassels just as he was entering the House biit had not had time'-'.to read it. He'would inform the House of its contents later, Hon. L. JP. -Brodeur answered Mr. Borden's second question. Mrl.. Owens, accountant of the department, he said had been suspended before the report was received. Messrs. Gref- ory and Fraser were not suspended -because of the report of the commis- sioner but because of other reasons. Mr. Borden wanted to know on what grounds Mr. Owens had been suspended. Mr. Brodeur replied that it was because of his private conduct. He h'ad written a letter to the minister acknowledging he had made a mistake. Mr. Brodeur did not think it would be.fair to make the details public but he would let Mr. Borden see the letter if he-de- sired. The budget debate was resumed by J .E. Armstrong (east The debate came to a sudden and unex- pected termination shortly before 10 'Montreal, April, ex-secretary' of the United 'Stotcls Treasury under President Roose- .velt, who is. at the Windsor here says f tuc.ail.Mi-v UC t V" ada during the next ten years will probably exceed that of any other country in the world's history. Mr. Shaw having been twice governor of the state.' of Iowa understands con- ditions in the West and he declared that it would ba almost impossible to overestimate the future growth of the Canadian provinces west of the Great Lakes. "We-are not jealous of your won- derful he said. "On the contrary" we rejoice. over your splen- did development and the stability of your institutions. In early days the United States was. generous to the promoter and railway we obtained good results, arid this coun- try is following in our footsteps and thevsame success-will be yours. Our railway companies sold a good deal of their lands at from to an acre and now owners are selling the same land at from fifty to fifty-five dollars and are Buying up in Canada at from ten to fifteen dollars." During Mr.. Shaw's remarks on trade policy of his own country, the remark was made that some alleged that the. Canadian West would never accept protectionist policy. The Sec- retary of the Treasury h'ad no fear on that point and said "That western country of youra will become strongly "Would you a protectionist, if you were a "I would certainly bo a protection- ist and my advice is to legislate foi the Dominion of Canada and for Can- ada alone." BRiTISH PREMIER'S HEALTH London, April Campbell- Bannorman's condition remains 'un- changed .and he has neither lost nor gained'strength. The following bul- letin was issued by his physicians this morning: "The premier had a quiet night. His condition is unchanged and there has been ;no diminuition of strength during few fire at Crabrak B. C Most of the Mail in the Postoffice Was Destroyed B. C-, April out this morning in Beattie and Atchisori's drug store in which the. postoffice is located. Most, of the mail was destroyed. The brigade was able to .save the building. THE TABER BRIDGE Jolm Stocks, djeputy minister of. public works, was in Calgary the other day and stated to the Albertan that work would comence right way on the new bridge at Taber. BUYS CAMERON "RANCH Another Big Deal Put Through by the O. W. Kerr Co. -The Cameron ranch including out a township and a half of land northeast of Lcthbridge- and_jusi Offer Scholarship FAIRBANKS IS INDIANA'S MAN Vice-President is a Candidate for Presidential Nomi- nation Indianapolis, Jnd., Apiil Republican state convention today adopted a platform endorsing Vice President Chus.--Wam-n Fairbanks, and -instructed the thirty 'deli-gaien to the national coim-mion at Chi- cago to vote and work fur his nomin- ation for the presidency and closed after nominating a state ticket head- ed by Jas. F. Watson of for governor. The platfoim included :i plank written by Vice President Fairbanks! insisting 'on a revision, of the tariff by a session of Congress to be called in November after the fall c-lection. Speech From the Throne IN SASKATCHEWAN LEGISLATURE Hcgiim. Susk., April speech from the throne in the Saskatchewan legislature yesterday was as follows: Instructions to enquire'into the in- auguration of a telephone system for lative .departmental- buildings lished on a 'basis which meets present requirements'. You will, J am sure, be pleased to learn that plans for the new legis- tlie province owned and' controlled by the people through' their 'government have been complk'd with and meas- ures dealing with the subject will be submitted to you. The 'question of establishment and organization 01 a provincial univer- sity has been receiving the attention of my government and I am happy to bo able to inform you that with- out exception of this, the selection of a the various governing bodies have been elected or appoint- ed and that thij active work connect- ed with the organization of this im- portant institution may now'.be pro- ceeded with. The necessary preliminary steps have been taken by the federal gov- ernment. Supreme Court of the West Territories was disolved during the past year and the provin- cial courts provided for by your leg- islation of last session were eatab- fo Successful De cision by the School Board The School Hoard at their meet- ng last night decided to offer two -choltirships of fifty dollars each to the pupils of the Lctlihrklge schools writing the Junior and Senior Alber- ta University .Matriculation examin- ations. The scholarships will be giv- en annually to the. students'of the Lethbriilge schools taking the highest standing in these- examinations. S. 0. L MENBERS HAD BIG TIE ONTAIRO ELECTIONS Premier Whitney Will Make nouncemeht Very Soon An- To Department in the Public School Having Highest Attendance south .of .1 liver. ,-Jhyo.s Jbcm' purchased the O. W. Kerr Co. The local vKc-rr representatives.- xvill hot confirm the statement but the April number of tho Kerr Land-'Do- in's .makes- the announcement that .the deal is through. It is not known what'price was paid for the land but it is rumored thai the figure way high. This -is a valuable property as none of it is more miles from Lethbridge nor more than eight from the railroad at Chin. Toronto, April Whitney denied in the Legislature yesterday afternoon that the provincial elec- tions will take place on May 23th. He said that no-date had been consid: erod yet, but that probably' an an- Seventeen Members Received White Rose Degree Last Night a re the- De practically completed and that erection of these buildings will proceeded with at nil early date. Construction of a number''of other buildings arid .institutions are well ander way. These include es at Saskatoon and Battleford, and land titles om'ces at Battleford, Yorkton and Ttpgina. Contracts also have been looked into for the erec- tion of a provincial gaol at Moos- omin and the construction of a courJ house at Moose Jaw. These and a number of other pub- lic institutions, urgently, needed and when complete will do much to assist in the administration of jus- tice and public; affairs throughout tho province. Tlie commission appointed to inquire into the question of mun- icipal organization has completed its work and its report will be laid bo- RED TAPE IS LIKELY TO BLAME Transfer of Bell Systen the Province Not Yet Made There seems to be some doubt sis to whether or. not the transfer of, the Bell Telephone system in 'Alber- ta has actually been made. 0. F. Sise, president of the Bell Telephone Co. in an interview at Montreal bays that an agreement has been reached between Hon. W. Ih Gushing and .himself but that no been signed and the (Continued on Back Page.) Kg Fire at London, Out Glass Factory Completely Destroyed and Furniture Factory Badly Damaged London, Ont., April .last night completely 'destroyed Hobb's glass work. The loss is estimated at about eighty per cent, of which was covered by insurance The Canada Furniture Company which is a" part of the concern and which adjoins the glass factory was damaged to the extent of FIRE AT MACLEOD A child in Macleod yesterday set to, some clothing in a .clothes closet' and then told its mother of the fire, The brigade was promptly on the scene, tore a hole in the end of thevhouse and got. the fire out. Tt was a new residence just complet- The iiiomb'-jrs of the; local lodge or Lhe Sons of Kngland Benefit Society were a busy and "aChappy bunch last, night. The lodge xva-s called to or- der at 7.30 and from that time un- til one o'clock this morning, there was something doing in the lodge room.- was admitted and initiated lied Rose De- gree, but the biggasj thing of the evening the White Rose "Degree Jackson, Current, tho Dis- trict Deputy tSupreme Grand Presi- dent of the Order. In this import- ant work" he was assisted by Bro. Fan-is, Burlington Lodge, Ont.. and Bro. W. ITolberton, Brnntford Lodge. There were seventeen candidates 'for the 'advancement, and each one was much impressed by the manner in: GRAIN GROWERS AND M. P.'S Conferred at Ottawa and Agreed on Demands upon Government Tested Chemical New Equipment for Fire Brigade Gave Satisfaction contract has deed, of sale would not be completed until ratified by the government and the company. Mr. Cushing says that lie understood that the deal was to have been com- pleted on Wednesday afternoon and is surprised that Mr. ,Sise has denied the sale. This morning F. 0. Burbridgc, the local Bell Telephone manager receiv- ed a circular from the government notifying him that the government "Lo-st evening about .seven' o'clock nacl over the Lkrll .system on Ottawa, Ont., April confer- ence took place in the Commons to- night between the members of the Western Grain Association and the representatives of the. provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Of tjK. with respect to the recommendations i f ed by ,the manager of theT'Maclcod Hotel. The School Board- got through .1 hunch of work last night. All the members except Dr. Stewart who is still East, were present. Miss Preston- who is supplying for Miss Mackay xvcs placed an -the reg- ular staff to take one of the now rooms to be opened at Easter. The secretary the Normal School wrote saying that on April 30th, ten first class second class teachers would be graduating. It was decided to ask the local strongly emphasized: Govern- ment control of the- elevators at divisional points and governmcn't con- trol of' the 'terminal.'elevators.; The meeting practically agreed that these should be impressed upon, tho govern- ment. dealers to tender on this, spring. British Boat Cut in Two by Off the Isle of Wight Jas. Huston. II.A., lias been nom- inated for the Mouse of Commons by Winnipeg "Socialists. FINISH IN NOVEMBER All Contracts Made for Work on the Bridge Call for Completion Then the new scats On the recommendation of pal Hamilton, the Board donated a small banner to the. schools to' be given to the department having the .highest average attendance each month. The High Schocl deport- ments are debarred from the compe- tition The secretary, will write to the school .boards of several cities up-to-date new schools have been er- ected to get information regarding the most satisfactory- Ventilating sys- tern's. The slntcmcnt of the Deputy Minis- ter of Education showed that the grant earned by the tcachors for the last term of 3SQ7 was Si, '109.10. PORTER vs. ROONEY Portsmuoth, Eug., April six men including Lieutenant Middle- ton, the commander, of the torpedo boat destroyer, Tiger, lost their: lives in off the Isle of Wight last night.between the vessel and the British cruiser Berwick. The vessels -belong to the Ports- month division of the British home [leet and were, engaged in night manoevours in the channel while on their way to Portland. The night was dark and the Berwick was dteaming slowly, when the destroyer attempted to cross the cruiser's bow, .she was caught amidships and cui in hlt'i with knife-like prociFton sinking almost immediately. The deck crew, who were dressed in their heavy oilskins and "boots went down The action by Porter Son.I .._h wsgcl nol h ing timc lo the pttrchasers of'tho Arlington hotel to recover possession from Fred cy, th.e present proprietor, who is in possession of the premises as an over- holding -tenant, was 'heard Ivefore Jlr. Justice Stuarl in Calgary last week. The defendant Rooney refuses to vacate until he is reimbursed for improvements he has made on the premises. The judge held that the relation of landlord and tenant did not exist between Porter nnd Rooney. so as to enable the former to main tain his action and intimated that the action were brought in the H.T.Ghcrry from whom Porter claims to have pxirchnsed the premises, he would IVavc given an'" order for pos session, as Rooney's claim for im- provements is no reason for his rc- maintahx' possession of the premis- es. The :application was dismissed with- costs. L. M, Johnstone for plaintiff; C. F. Harris for defendant. quare 'amidships by the Berwick, 'he sharp stem of this vessel cut the iestroyer in two as if she had been nade. of paper. The forward .half ank almost instantaneously and the ca became dotted with struggling men. Most of sank before help could reach them. The warships in the immediate vicinity quickly Rid their boats overboard ind the scene of the tragedy was Brilliantly illuminated by a conccn- tratioii of search lights.- The'after- portion of the Tiger floated long enough to enable those on hoard to seise life belts. They threw them- selves into the water and were able Jo keep afloat until they were picked up. Lieut. Win. K, Middlcton was on the bridge at the time of the disaster which Bro.: Jackson manipulated the large number of candidates, which is probably the largest -number put through in one- evening in the his- tory of western lodges. At the con- clusion of the ceremonial work the lodge room was thrown open, and a large number of visitors and friends of the brethren were entertained to a good old time smoker. 'Bro. A. Ely was at Amongst those who .contributed-'to the pro- gramme were- TT. Kilner, who sang in his nsiial high class manner, Dick Fv nns and Bert YmiT, comics, Bros. Applcby, 'Westley. Oliver, TUulcliffe (Winnipeg and F. Jackson, who rendered in great style "A" Sol- dier's Friend." Bro; Jackson in a. short address congratulated the "Pride of Alberta" Lodge on their progress made, and on tlie manner in which they had mastered the ritualistic.xrork'in the short timc the lodge had been organ- ized and concluded by saying that he had spent a good time during the- past.few months in the Homeland. but for-the best times.of all he had to visit the sous at ix'thbridge. A hearty vote of thanks was Recorded the District IX'puty for his presence and nFsistanre. with musical honors.'have the heavy apparatus neccssary the final test of the new Oberchain- Boyer chemical engine was made on the square opposite the Bank of Com merce. A number of coaloO barrels and packing cases were', piled'., up and set on fire. The fire was allowed to get considerable headway before the alarm was sounded when the .engine made the run around the block to the fire and had it out hi thirty sec- onds from the time the fluid was turned on, leaving any amount of fluid still to be used. The right proportion of chemicals having'.'. been used hundred txvcnty-five pounds pressure'was secured in four seconds. The engine is easily hand- i ,ed and wOrlccd "pprfectly in respect. -Chief Fowler-will recom- mend, that the city take- it over! The' city bought the engine from H. S. Winn ilTr 1 down in Lethbridge. One desirable feature ..of the chemi- cal, is that the fluid-does not destroy fabrics as it allows.the escape of no fire acid. A .test made yesterday by Aid. Cunningham .warrants this state- ment. The extension ladder was tried 01-, Sage's bookstore and the Bank oi Commerce, building and was sntisfac tocy. Wednesday and that 'he was working for the government. Xot having i-e- ceivcd any notification from the com- pany to this effect, phoned the district Gal- gary who informed him positively that the transfer had riot been made and that Co. still controlled the system. There is no denial that the de-al be some doubt as to whether, the transfer has been made.. The proba- bility is that the deal is made but that a certain amount, of red tape" must be observed before s completed and the official announce nent made. Angus McDonnell of. Keginn, the contractors, who have the contract for building the road grade between this city and Macleod were in the, city last night arid went to Macleod this morning. Mr. Janse comes here with their big grading RAILWAY BILL REPORTH) Western Alberta Railway Measure Before House Commons Committee Ottawa, April Commons railway commission reported a bill respecting the Western Alberta Rail- company passed by the senate ibout three weeks ago.. The com- pany secured a ch'arter in. 1906 to build a coal line 'from the boundary to join the Crow's Nest Pass line. In 1399 the- subsidy was John clerron opposed the the ground 'that construction work had lot yet. been commenced, and the >eople of the region affected.' feared lelay and constant renewals, would leter other companies from giving a survey was three years age and the posts and pegs are so lost that it has to be staked out again ;aiiway He also for the contractoi-s. The engineers will start at this on Monday.' Asked when he through with the to be work, ilr. Janst outfit next week, while Jlr. McDon-jsnld that he was under contract to have it all done by the first ot" No ncll will look after the Mncleod end of tht" business. It is their inten- tion to sub-lot nil the work except tho heavy cut just across the river. This nit will be three inilc-s long an average depth of twenty-live feet. Messrs. and McDonnell are hnmlling this themselves as they Votes of thanks to. the chairman i for suirh a contract. The start on the work is being del ay ed as tbe C. P. U. have not sent their engineers (IVesident and cheers for the S. O. brought the pro- gramme to a oom-lusion and the gn-1 out to mark tho-roadlied out. The Ihcring dispersal ni'lef singing tho j __.._ vcmhcr. All the contracts for thi bridges and the road call for com- pletion by that date when tho C.P. R. intend to have the whole road, bridges and all complete. The erec- tion of the steeJ on the bridge will commence in May although it couh: be startexl now without any likli- hood of tho steel pang catching' up with the concrete huildors. The bridge is to IIP finished by first of November. nake sure that the renewal would ncan the renewal of the subsidy, and ihe point that the subsidy h'ad lapsed A-as made clear. i Hon. G. P. Gra- 'tam rend a resolution from the 'Card- ston Board of Trade on the lines of Mr. Herron's objection. EDMONTON Partnership Cross After Work Edmonton. Altn.. April 3.- and went, down with .the fori-pnrl of National Aiuhcrn and Auld T-ang the ship. The Tiger had a comple-j Syno. xvas formed dur- free themselves from the heavy en cumberanccs. -Most of the twentj two men saved were engineers ant stokers, who having light clothing .vere able to keep themselves afloat! until boats from other ships picked them up. The collision occurred at 8.10 o'- Tho ships were manoevering mt lights.. It is believed that' several the men were killed by the impact. Tugs were dispatched to the scene the disaster at daylight and divers will make an attempt to recover the bodies of the drowned men. The smaller naval vessels were in the midst 'of an attack on their big- ger consorts when the disaster oc- curred. .The entire fleet was under lights and in the absolute darkness the Tiger was suddenly mcnt of 50 men and was of -iOO tons. An officer who was a witness of tho sinking of the Tiger gave, thr follow- ing nccount of the accident: "The first we knew nnthing had happened was .when we saw a flash and heard a loud repori. This we supposed to be a gun. In reality however, the. flash and the report re- sxilted from tlie sea reaching the boil- er room of the Tiger. This caused an escape of steam which1 must have scalded to death everybody it touch- ed. It was horribel to see the forms in the water. Many of the men went under just as help was within their reach. I do not think there is any hop-.: of raising the Ti- ing tht- meeting lo arrange for a grand St. Goorp-'s Day Concert. OBEDIENCE AND FAITH Evangelist McHardy's Discourse Wesley Church Last Night FIRE AT RAYMOND world by a lloott so often predicted, j but suddenly, amid the derision of at thousands who hnrl assembled to .see )the ark filled, the fountains of the j i deep were broken np. and the crowd j "And N'orth xvcnt into the Ark.' ilearnefl when too late that Noah was was the theme of Kvangelist McIInr- Aprii Roard i dy at Wesley Church last night, his j text bnswl on Gen. 7: 7, oil Nonh was a renl hero', said right and they were wrong. Some men say that they cannot I take a stand for Christ been use thesr Mr. [business would suffer ;xs a rosult. Trade took place at the Assem- 1 Mcllanly. For over one hundred ihese the 'Kvangelist tell bly Hall last ewning and was a de-iyoars he scoiTexl at av.d jeered by i that they were crooked. ctded -success. The was great-! tlio people, but -it didn't move him own evidence they adini ly and it stvmed as if] an inch. Xoah deserved a monument, the whole town had turned out to aid the exhibit fund. Hy their admit they not conducting a straight business, Mr. -The God thought, and him or else they would never fear foi rainbow, with its many colored hues, j consequences. The of Mr. James Turner; When N'oah had completed the Ark I Noah into the ark with rlic was lost evening completely destroy- he. enteretl in with all his family at minorit.v. The. majority is not. al- cd by fire. Fortunately the call of (Jod. aticJ the door which i ways right, but often wrong. partnership existing between Richard Secord and Arch York under the of, Edmonton Hotel Company, ias been dissolved and a final nent arranged.' Tlte streets today are crowded with vorkmen antl laborers of different na- ionalities who have come to the city o secure work on the construction tiio 0. T. JP. east and .west, of Ed- JI'.-T n Tb.e various contractors are their outfits in position reody 'o start work at the earliest possible nijj.ient. C. Cross rottiruexl this norniufr from the Kast. While away visited Oltawa to confer with the Dominion government about several natters iv his department, all of vhieh have been settled; The assurance is given by Jfr. Oaye. assistant general mannger of G. T. P. that the Grand Trunk r-icille will rojich this year. ger or recovering the as the he was not liiing there. The loss shut him in. shut'tho world out. people, when asked about the sinful straight is the gate and narrow is work lies in too deep water. The f was covered by insurance. Tiger was in a serious accident last September when during night man- oeuvcra she tilted herself upon the Portland breakwater j N'oah went in when the world look- Mr. W. E. Hr.tciuirt and Mr. W. E. j ed the same as it always had done. Kaj-os arrived on the local this mor- the sun was shining overheaiv tho ning from the Old Country, and nra birds were singing and nothing seem- things they do. say O. well, others do it. as it" the many doing it is an excuse for it. but broad is the that leads to destruction and many Iho way that teadelh to eternal life and few there be that enter. Tt is infinitely better to be1 right with the minority than to be wrong with the. the guests of Mr. James Davies. ed to point to the destniction of the thorc be that go in thereat, majority. ;