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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. UTHBRIDOI, ALTA., THURSDAY, APRIL I, IMI. HO m THE COMPANY AND MEN BOTH WIN OUT Dispute Between the C P. R. and the Mechanics Union Recognized Graded Schedule Adopted Winnipeg, Man., April ques- tions at issue between the C.P.K. and the Federated Mechanical .Unions of the company, which have been a sub- ject of conference have been amicably settled, the friction which has existed between the company and the men ever since the settlement of the trou- ble last fall has been almost entirely removed. This Is the feature which is. the most satisfactory to the com- pany, while the official recognition of the unions is naturally most gratify- ing -to the men. :The unions have secured practically everything of importance.._ affecting the western lines wbich they desired and- the schedule and working agree- ment is eminently satisfactory to them, will be the result. The matter of prime importance to the older men especially is their reinstatement to the pension roll from which they were iatory spirit in which both sides ap- proached the consideration of ques- tions, both the company and nieu understand each other -better than be- fore and it is expected that lon-g period of harmonious relation has been inaugurated- The schedules and agreement "n.'i not yet been signed actually but there is no doubt they will be im- mediately upon the return of G. Hall superintendent of motive power for the company from the West. Ouly comparatively minor matters of o'e- tail remain to be settled. The company has been successful in its contention for separate and .dis- tinct schedule for the eastern and western lines but the.actual coMposi- tion of the schedule committee'.... to conduct the eastern negotiations has not yet been definitely settled. The Western lines desire .representation thereon but it is not likely that this removed after the strike. This has will be agreed to. A joint committee been conceded .by the-company. It. to meet m Winnipeg and Montreal, has a J so been agreed .that a'-number'however, is no means an impossi- of mechanics who struck last summer on the western lines and -who have bility. _ The western unions have secured not yet been taken back, shall at I the closed shop and integrity to their once be re-engaged If they desire. As i organizations, which was somewhat a resultoi conference and the coneil- j impaired by the result of the strike. UNI- SASKATOON GETS VERSITY Regina, Sask., April Af- ter a tour inspection cover- Pattleford, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Port Qu'Appelle and X Moose Jaw, the committee ap- pointed to select a suitable site for the Saskatchewan Uni- yersity; met the authorities 'tonight in the city hall and a lengthy discussion lasting till eleven-thirty followed when the honor was awarded to Saskatoon'.' V COALDALE NOTES CoaJdale, April 6. -.Farmers ere" bu- sy in fields discing and seeding. Miss Sinclair visited several days at the McKenzie ranch Fast Miss .McKenzie accompanied her home Mrs. Percy Lupton has 'been ill at the hospital at Lethbridge. On Thursday she underwent a successful operation. -The Ladies Aid -were "entertained at the home of Sirs. W, H. Pawson last Mrs. Harrison, from Lethbridge, gave a. very- pleasing talk on China. Mrs. Humphries and Mrs. Kean wore out of town guests. 'Mr. and Mrs. Xyttle spent Wednes- day with Mr, and-; Mrs. Hcighes and B. MORTON JONES UIDATREST Funeral Conducted By Ma- sons-Very largely the afternoon all were guests t Ladies Aid. of NOIQUEST WASMESSARY Yesterday afternoon the mortal re- mains oi the iate B. Morton Jones were laid to .rest in the Anglican ce- metery., It was one of the most im- pressive funerals over held in, Leth- bridgc. The uiany friends of the de- ceased turned out to do honor to the memory OJ' the departed. Mr. Jones was a Atason and the. funeral held with full Masonic honors. .'At--a quarter after one a guard of honor, composed of C. B. Bowman, A. E. Ives, E, A.c Cunningham, J. J8. Walker, P. AtcKillop, and J. Morgan conveyed the DOdy from the residence to St. Aufrustin's Church and re- mained on tp-iard till the rest of the lodge arrived at the chiirch. The Masons met 'In their JLodge Eopm at two o'cl6ck. .After the op- ening-exercises were over the public were admitted to the lodge room The church was filled with Borrowing The service done, six Masonic threr, A. C. Kernmis, H. 3facBeth. E. Adams, W. Oliver, X. T. Macleod, and II. Whitmore carried to the hearse the coflin, covenvi with numer- ous ami beautiful floral wreatha show ing silent sympathy and respect from friends. Following the baud, which played "The.Dead March in Saul" and oth- er selections particularly appropriate the three Masonic Lodges Marched to the cemetery followed by a long line of carriages. At the grave after the rector had conducted the brief Anglican -service. Dr. J. S. Stewart, W.M., conducted the Masonic service, The parchment scroll giving the Ma- sonic history of the deceased, was 'de- posited in the grave with other Ma- STAND PAT sonic emblems. placing1 emblem in the of of the the This with evergreen. the the Masons' faith immortality of the soul. formed a most impressive ceremony. Thus the Masons, among whom the late Mr Jones stood so high, show- ed that they cherished his memory in their hearts and commended his spi- rit to God who gave it as well as showing to the bereaved ones their sympathy. France Will Expel Castro during the past provincial electior made the transaction a basis lor charges and insinuations against the provincial treasurer. The Legislature submitted to the Royal Commission a series of ques- tions based upon the charges and in sinuations made against Mr. Calder. To these questions specific replies are made. The answers are favorable to Mr. Calder all along the line. The commission finds four instances Ihat are contrary to charges made, that the books were manufactured by un- ion labor and not in scab shops, that the text books are equal to any text books in existence in the United States; that they are superior to those in Manitoba and they were purchased for less money. The weightiest charge j against Mr. Calder was, one alleging Frank, Ap.-'l offices of the! graft.-iri the transaction. Mr. Haul- Until General Meet- ing To Be Held On Monday Western' Miners' Union hekl a session in Frank today, which was at- tended by all of the officials and al- so the members of the scale commit- tee. The only statement that was made at the close of the session was that a general meeting of the dis- trict would be held., on Monday .next in Fernie, John.Morgan, of Wash- ington, representing the Internation- Board of Mine Workers of America, will be in atteridance.- Then the ques tion will be discussed very fully am? some action taken. In the meantime both parties are standing pat- It is not expected that the meeting will reverse the de- cision already made to stand pat. COMMISSION Paris, April French Gov- ernment decided today to expel Cas- tro, former president of .Venezuela, from the French Island of Mtraini- que in the West Indies, on the ground that his presence there is likely .to ioment a revolution in Venezuela. This decision followed consideration of the cablegram from M. Jusserand, the French ambassador at Washington giving an account of his conference with Secretary of State Khox: yester- day. .The decree of-. expulsion, will .Castro imme- diately through, the prefect of Fort de'Fraftce where Castro now is. The French line steamer Versailles touch- es at Fort de France, April 10th on ler way back to Europ'e. It is presumed here that the Gov- ernment of the United States which riitiated with foreign to jsrevent Castro from establishing headquarters close to the Wetmore and Mr. Justice Newlands, Venezuelan coast, will prevent his making his way to the coast on, a sailing vessel. This course will leave Dastro ?the alternative of taking re- iuge oh lies Or returning to Europe. tain it will be recalled, claimed that his charges upon this point -did not embody personal graft. On the part of Mr. Calder, he held, howaver, that the transaction was a dubious one. There was, he said, graft and graft. The best he could say for Mr. Calder was that he was in a state of semi- purity. The commissioners, however, specifically stated that "there was no graft- in. any sense of the word in the deal." Germans Are Well Pleased It Completely Clears Calder Union Labor Used Regina, April. Royal Com-' mission, comprising Chief Justice appointed at'the-last session- of the Saskatchewan Legislature to- -investi- gate, the -charges of graft preferred ohe of the Dansh West In- 'against Hon. J. A. Calder, in cbruifec- ition. >vith .the school books --..contract i with Morang Co., Toronto, haaded out their rinding: today. Berlin, April statement that there is a possibility of a commercial treaty being concluded between Ger- many and Canada comes as an agree- able surprise to German business men who deplore the. fact that they are losing ground rapidly in Canada. Tageblatt points out that a settle- ment of the conflict with .Canada will pave the -way to a regulation of the commercial relations .with England and urges that an agreement oj a permanent nature should be arrived at as soon as possible. There is all the more necessity for an early conclusion of such an agree- ment on a sound basis, it says> as there seems to not be any prospects of the idea of tariff reform being realized in England. ST. MARY'S WATEK DISPOSITION DISCUSSED Washington, D. C., April treaty to: the .disposition of waWs of 'St." Mary's' river between: Michigan and the Canadian bound- ary which was ratified by the Sen- ate in an amended form was today the subject of a conference by Repre- sentatives of Canadian and American governments. A. B. Aylesworth, The London Daily >fail is offering a v nt fcan r nnn --'4. i Their decision is the most-.com- -i minister.of Justice and breo. u Vio- prize ot tor the first-aeroplane i.........._____ I, thp" Dominion "POV- i piete vindication possible of Mr., bons, lepresentea tne iiommion lout blow to Mr .-Haul tain and the .Op- i tn the hope that a speedy disposition British Isles. The machine must be! invented by a British sabject and entirely of British manufacture. position leaders and newspapers who i of the controversy wHl. be reached. ENGINEER ARNOLD'S REPORT ON POWER PLANT Lethbridge, April 6, 1909. To the Editor of the. Herald- Herald: instructed by the Council I submit a statement of the historjr Coroner Rims Considered Accideiittl W- The body .of Wm. Smith who was killed by falling from the bridge yes> terday was embalmed by T> S. Fet-, terly and, sent east to his home in Hamilton last night by the Canadian Bridge Co. A large number "of called at the parlors last night and the Y. M. C. baseball club sent a fine floral tribute which accompanied the .body east. Dr. Rivers, coroner from Raymond, .During tho singing of the hymn ihe; fOr the purchase of the existing candles were extinguished. Speeches: After the purchase of the-electric were delivered ;by Brothers, A. Messer. W.M. Lethbridge Lodge 2so. arrived in the after carefully city last night examining the and eye- witnesses of the accident decided that an inquest was unnecessary. He was one of "the'most reliable men on the bridge and his customary way was to steady himself with one hand and tighten with a wrench held in the "others case he used But ;it seems in both hands on this the wrench which slipped and losing his balance he fell 300 feet to his death. X t GOOD FRIDAY Tomorrow being Good Fri- day and a public holiday, there will be no issue of the Daily Herald. where the solemn Masonic service was j of the work done toward power for held, to honor the memory; of electric lighting and waterworks of j the city.. i.u In December, 1907, 1 point-ed out to An earnest prayer to. the "Mosti f, -rt-f i-ka'the council that in of the fact Gracious God, Grand Architect oi tne. Universe, Author of all good and the Giver of all mercy." was offered .by the chaplain, asking for blessing up-.j on those present and that "the.: sol-! fmiiity." of the occasion would :bind j tliein -all more; devotedly to God, tbej only sure Kefuge in the hour of need, that when -their tura should come to depart hence that they wouM faith in the Redeemer be ad- mi t-ted to. the celestial lodge on high to partiake of mysteries and un- of the Kvcrlast- that the power contract with the electric company expired in December 1909, the question of. power for the waterworks service would have to be taken up during 1908. I then recommended them to .get a report from the best power expert available to- advise what course, to adopt. In 1908, with the; approval of the corresponded with Mr. C. B. Smith and other power experts and recommended "the to. get a report from Mr. Smith covering power "ior waterworks Service and valuation of the electric company's Several appropriate extracts from i piant with a view to its purchase! the Scriptures were read, followed by j the of the Masonic hyinn. i Mr. report, of 4th, Was pubhshed shortly after and .Two new boilers with stokers and superheaters; one feed water heater, removal and re-erection of one two hun- dred Ahorse power boiler and .equipping same with stoker and superheater -One high speed vertical compound engine, re-erec- tion. of present generating 'sets, condensing, etc. etc.... One. generator and exciter, one switchboard including regulator, generator arc panel and and one motor set .Three-fifty K. W. trans- :Purifier and softener, feed iv mechanical crane and station 4.000.00 pumps. piping, lighting Economizer............... System'for transporting coal from mine to power Portion of building contract awarded representing the house building and and Moments, quickly flying." ;was. matle the basis of negotiations j ouse m s i t Is i C. plant the rebuilding" of. the same was taken up and Messrs. Smith, Kerry" j; The items in tho tional 500 K. W. generating set and another steam .pump when required by the growth of the city." Deducting from leaves to be compared to in original report for similar items. In the opinion of all the city offi- cials who have worked on and studied this power proposition the plant as proposed will be one capable of very economical operation and one through which, we feel confident, the rates for light.to the consumer will be appre- ciably reduced. It will be a plant well built in every particular.; the building is fireproof and all .other items contained in it are the best made for economical operation and lasting qualities. At present, oins light and .water ser- vice is in a very precarious condi- tion. The building is not fireproof and the Government boiler inspectors are permitting the operation of the plant, in its present condition, only OD the understanding that the new plant will be built within a year or that several thousand dollars, be: ex- pended on the existing equipment. Mr. Robinson's figures submitted to the council show that putting the v- sj 'operation of the plant in its worst light, the increased revenue from the following new consumers alone, will more than A TERRIFIC GALE SWEPT ONTARIO New York and Ohio Also Life Reported Lost School Chim- neys Fall Before Great Wind London, Ont., April gale blown off and Brakeman Garrod of which struck Landou today blew down St. Thomas who was on top of a car the chimney of Aberdeen school on .carried with the flying roof. It Hamilton Road shortly before the noon recess. There were three hun- dred pupils in the school and when fell however, on the bridge, just at the edge and did not go. into the riv- er. Garrod was badly injured and the chimnel crashed through the twowas Amoved.: to the hospital. -An- floors, scores of children were struct or 'half buried by the debris. The other smaculous escape was. that of Efcnest employed in the fire department was hastily summon- !Pere MarquetteRy. shops here. He ed and although a panic prevailed, all the children but five were taken! out uninjured. Of these five, one, a little colored girl, aged 8 years, may j was crossing the company's .bridge spans Kettle River, riding his s. He was blown off the bridge, ight in telegraph wires running He not recover. A few minutes before if below at -the -side of, the this the 130 foot chimney of the and managed to jump to.. the Press toppled over into the boiler of -the bridge getting house. Fortunately "there was no one about the scene of the accident, St. Thomas Also St. Thomas, Ont., April cy- clone passed over this section today and raged from 11 a.m. until 4 Considerable damage is reported. The telegraph companies, telephones, and railways were "the chief sufferers. A. large brick chimney at Balaclava St. School fell, crashing through the rooi into a class room below. This in- cident occurred while the pupils were (down to the ground, with slight juries. The storm was general over Ontario damage was done at many places. 92 Miles an Hour at Boston Boston, April highest wind velocity that has been reported in New" England -for sixteen years was from Blue Hill observatory at dinner about 13-30, otherwise sev-.i :ral would probably have met death. The roof of the freight shed was at 9.30 a.m. today with the flying, whirling anonamoter cups, registering 92 miles an hour. The velocity has only, been seen once in. the twenty- years in the history of the obser- when one hundred miles an ADJOURNED FOR EASTER HOLIDAYS Commons Meets April 13 and the Senate In Three hour was registered in 1883. The.wind blew 50 miles an hour off Cape Cod and 45 miles .an hour in this city. Be- memiering a similar gale of almost a year ago many citizens of-Chelsea today became almost panic stricken when another fire broke out in the stricken city and for a few minutes: threatened to repeat the de- struction of that of April Liner Counld Not Enter- New York, April high gale which prevailed to the "west and north of New York city today causing hav- oc 'with: telegraph and telephone lin- es, attained its full 7.45, j o'clock tonight when the wind reach- __________. ed a velobity of sixty miles'an hour. i Several persons were hurt and'much Ottawa, April House'damage and discomfort resulted. A Commons adjourned until Tuesday low- area over the .Great Lakes this next for the Easter holidays and the'morning and the shifting-of the wind Senate for three weeks. The the west was the explanation, of in both houses -were merely the local weather bureau, for the cir- tonnal. j.c'umstances. .The'Senate met at noon and gave' liner Caronia from Liv- i. third reading to a number of. pri- erpool which arrived tonight coold fate bills. Tiie. supply .bill, which is not berth but was. obliged to anchor made up of some three millions of' at quarantine owing to the gale. Wind suppfementaries for .'.'..the- fiscal year! wrought.-considerable damage in the ending March 31st last and suburbs. main estimates for the April man Svas commenced on April idiied "and several injured waii-diealt-with in short order. 'which struck the city-this afternoon. Kittle comment was ma-de. Senat-j TorontOj April is estimated or Ferguson, when informed by. SUvthat the lofis caugcd by the storm yes- Richard Cartwright of the total wiU total half a ount, remarked "The whole amount iarsV'on fields near Chatham sruf- is a little tinder fifty where fered severeiy above a certain {.proportion of the cost of the bnild- j ing and proportion of cost of some of The present estimate of power and [the apparatus was necessitated in pro- waterworks stations, as per tenders tiding for the greater population oi received is and is made up J The building provides space us follows for n future installation of im addi- fund on the additional money requir- ed. The saving in labour alone over present cost of operation will amount to, at loasf.. to -15800 per month and proportionally more with-a--great- er output of power. From the proposed plant eloctric powc-r can profitably sold to pri- vate industries in the city at lower figure than they can otherwise pro- cure, or produce it. Applications for one hundred horst- power have already been received. -Furthermore. th? construction of the plant -will not in'any way add to the tax- ation of the rate-payers as the carry.- iiig charges will bf entirely mot by revenue. I wo.aM say that both Mr. Reid and Mr. Robinson concur in this report and much of the information con- tained has been furnished by them. Yours truly, C. M. ARKOLD, City Engineer. CANADA WILL, ADVERTISE London, April to the Prince of Wales-advice to England to advertise ".Telegraph" -takes Canada as an" instance which it says is a na- tion that is being built up largely by a unique method of xising advertise- ments to promote political and econ- omic interests of the state. Canada is getting people because she has adopted the means to spread the knowledge of her capacity. CITY AND DISTRICT. The O. W. Kerr Co.'s car came in from Minneapolis last night and went south this morning over the A. R. I. .James Herring, superintendent of the Masscy Harris business for Sou- thern Alberta was in the city night and went south with Mr. ing to. visit points on the R. I. The Supreme Court is sitting last Irv- A. at AN IMPROVED An Important Made By AC. P.K. Official At the weekly meeting of the Board of Trade Council today a letter was read from General Superinrtendent Price., of the. C. P., stating that this city would be provided with, im- proved train accommodation after June 6. A through daily train ser- aice between Medicine Hat and Gran- brook will be established. It is also likely that the service 'between here and Calgary will be improved though there is no liklihood of the early morning train west to Macleod to Macleod. Among the cases on trial, are the perjury cases ansmg out oi j. the local option vote at Claresholm, and also the case of Mofmt vs. Quail an action for damages for malicious prosecution. Guy Leonard, from Capetown, South Africa, who has feeen.. visiting his C. Leonard, at Tmber, in city and is much interested in was a member-of the Oape High- landers -during tho--Soulh African war and has a. good record shot. Ho expects to make his home intho city and is much interested in the formation of a Rifle Association in this city. The City Council will 'be furnished with a statement of the expenditure of the Board during 1908. It Jlis decided to temporary Arc hall as a sleeping ptimf'Jor trans- ient travellers. It will avuiUbW in a couple of weeks and will be-fitt- ed up properly and with cots, and a competTnt man placed in charge. Aid. King, President Nourse and Secretary McNicol will committee in charge of the conduct of this temporary, abode for unable to secttre accommotlatJon in the ;