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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 11, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Thiir'sday, April 10,1913 THE LE^nBRIDGE DAILY HERALP Page 3 Great Audience Greets Alberta's Premier (Contiiiiieft from front page). In the province. There was aUo with him on,the platform a man who has boen in the'puhllo eye In the West for a lougf time, as a lawyer, a Chief Justice and now as Premier of Al-i borta-an exceedingly able and Just man and, Just now,, much vlUfled. However he would ask only for Brlt-, Ish fiUr play and Justice In not accus-InjT him of crimes until he had had'a ; chance to defend himself. The Candidate ' : Mr. Jones recelwd a ToUsuig reception. He said,: "While I d�em it an 'honor to stand on this platform to-i.,night, I would.not have heen here had It not been the wlflh of organized labor. As an officer ot one of the largest labor organizations In the west I hare always trUd to do everything In my power to ameUorate the oon-Klltions ol the working classes. We : have endeavored to go forward, and ' the labor men of this city 'believed the .time had oome when th�y should have Bomebody in the legislature to fight their battles on the floOr of the house, 1 have been sent to Edmonton by the organization which i represent on leglslatton pertaining; to labor. I wish I'iKht here to tliank" the Premier for what he ha� done for ua, and every member of the government that has supported ub in our contention for - better oondltioias. HIb Stand In the Campaign "But We realize that while w.e may fee able to get legislation to our ad-'vantage from the outside, we would ' be able to do'Immeasurably'.better if �we had a man on ithe floor of the house. That''Is th� reason I stand before you tonlgrht.'!, . Mr. Jonee then went Into a brief . discussion of the legislation of the Hast winter' as It atCeota the labor  olasses of the province; and with Avhloh,.as vice president of the U. M. !W, of A. and presldont. of the Alberta � Federation of Labor he had had sonie-thing to do. I The bl-monfihiy pay, .which had. been petttloaed for: by'every local m the. dlstrlctvand; the me.r-chants of the city as well,-had.beeii . gained. The Compensation Act;; "Which was placed upon the � statutes', hy the Liberal flfovernhient had .been; Rmended by strllting out the thirty foot clause. -The Premier had seen the Juetloe of the arguments brought to bear In this case and had aoted. ffhe new Goal Mines Act, giving-better .protection for mine workers bad Blso been placed on the sitatutes, ^ Mr. Jones al86 ,oxplftineiJ hla posl- - The candidate, ]Vl3'i .Jones, he believed, after hearing ^s�cuhlic statement, was one of the men in i.whom the , electors might }ia\re � confl'denice, and he asked, that they elect no other kind of'they could place their confidence, . "When iMr,' ;Stewart, hearing'from the south wlio 'was :likely to be his op all, asks the electors of Alberta to vote the Conservatives into power, And - yet � this high-minded man goes to Vermillion, and reads a fake telegram from Macleod saying Premier Sifton had been nominated there-in order that he might torn a few votes If possible'against the Premier in Vermillion. Surely that Is the politics of a-man who takes his politics seriously, like Brown and the great Liberals of the olden days, A Challenge Bennett has charged that the present government is exploiting the 'jiatural resources of the province. He -said BO In an interview in the Cal-garj: Herald the ^ay after his arrival from Ottawa to, take his non^partizan part in the "present campaign, . Mr, Sifton challenged Mr. Bennett or Mr, Mlchener or ^r, Stewart to say that he, or any member of the government had ever exploited ' the' resources; of the province, to any degree, .even , a dollar, for their own purposed They had never ^ald so on the floor of the House, Why should they say so now to the electors -for the- purpose of catching votes? Timber Limits;-Yes? 'And un-tliithese- men are jeady to prove statements of such a character, they are sla'ndererB.'. Mr, Mlchener never said a vvord aboutjthe railways iinlthP^l-louge.,Cyet he' cpme8,to^M�fc leodr'aftd"^fellsf, the-'electors-'-.that the, bonds of thfe Edmonton- and liunvegan Railway have been ; gua/a-nteed;-- and that the whole proposition Is bad. �Every'Conservative in the,Houiie has had-a- list, of the; timber, limits- owned, by- T. A. Burrows - In this province. Those resources are under ; Federal controh They? could - get' thov facts. Whether they �ald it in ignorance, or; whether they were maliciously mis-staUng the truth, they knew what; ponent in this election)- had hi-a: wfath J tli'eyjsaid about the Ifldmonton, and A voice,-I'a^^Jit-gennett." , . , He'hpiaL'|J^t';:fh'e,;Maohin� " iwould'^n^''repule4hUhe.acUon' 'hy^;Mr.tBennett:^t I6i:the imj m ll'-U'- ;Maohinery' BiU painted implejiiilnt aroused,, and 'thought",it:Jhardly: fair tliat the minors of Lethbridge should be represented by otte oS themse/ves, he: called, InjRi ;Bi-Bennett, to preach his funeral sermon,"!.. " ^ , . ' "For the manipulatlonot -words, Mr; Bennett has no/superiors and few equals." That had iJ.een said of -the speaker who'- stood; on- the platform, the nighti before,-; �One^hour and fortyij minutes had. been idonaumftd 'by, the' gentlemam ln-;questtonforty -mlnhtes for himself; ,thlrty for the, A.^.& a.W, and another thirty, for a.-general and promiscuous slander otvthe members ot the government, . ' .,.,,' A Platform-ReJuVenatad '" ; .Mr. Mlohene'ijvis inclined the same way! 'The Red Deer."'platform; ^has been dug tip, one p'aBsed 'ia Red Deer hack in 1909^ It has been rejuvenated and passed on to the, public as being the very Ideal leal s^me as that.passed In the fail' ot,l909. '-The peculiar thing about it is.tlvat,if,,con-tains * a � clause, calling, .for. the: immediate" settlem'ent of the A,,. 'in. fluje, tyears, maybe a good deaf-later.', , , ' ' Those "Uniform'*' Contracts 'Dealing with the farm machinery actr'he declared; that'tfie -fa'mers'.'aidd been;signing theunlform contract about which, the opposition are talking for 'years. It was uniform alU' right, uniformly in the interest of the machinery; men,-but not unif ormely: i;j.^ the interests'^ the farmer,' It would be Impossl'tile' for^the;gQvernment' to dicr tate the stationery an ' Imfilement firm should use, but t^ey could.pass hfl90i_|^d ly^B''a'nji� y,a8d J^nii _ Stops swollen 'inombrano ..... which'ii'wwo.^i'.*."'? throat; * clears the''n1r lines' the D}mv6gan'"'was � not ^ true," , and the Premier -went on- to; read a telegram from Mr, Burrows, stating that ^e (Mr,;Burrowslihad-never,; now or in the past, owned any timber limits north or; west of the AthabascaiRivei^ "But if the did,; would that be uny reasonv'for-keeping'"undeveloped th'e great Peace RiVer country. It'is not important'to myself; personally,-;W-he,th* er the line is ^bullt or not. But it is ibportan� to; every ?person > eVen in' the furthest: cm-ner qf the-, province, A Federal Charter ' , "And Mlchener "and Bennett- ikne'w ^hat� this- line ^wasbeWgnbuilf, under a Federal charter, that the route had  i^een.; Approved � ihy;-a - ponssrv^tiive Minister of -Railways, and that .the, ;;provinoial- government had i;nothing; �whatever to .say about-thero-ute.;or;;the powers of the company, I think/ lad-, ies and^gentlemenj you will agree ..with ,^me, thati;-tlie;;.^ {(re' hardly conducting this campafgn ttp to the high standard they would'lead you" to believe,"' � ' ,'"',�"' I Another E^^posure > - ;-;D6aling' -with'the .question; '( r-ji V/j. 1 -� to the electors on a campaigns.of promises. He was Willing to: staa'd or fall on the record of .the; past three years.., He held(tliatvif the; government's record was notsgood^ enough to ensure their election, no ;,;3iianife8tD of promiaea would return;; them. The legislation for the farmers had-occupied a great deal oE. attention ..during, the session ;3uSt: endied.;':" Thertjleoiors..a'te.� -being-told that^iheU, FrA; were irespons'Ible for; it because they'merely asked for it. But it is not the rule that fivrmors, miners; and those in other trades receive 'what they ask ;;for simply: because they, ask. The-government-had spent a igreat deal'of;.time' on legisi-latlon for the farmers.. He would nofitalk5;long6r,about the bills, but they .were fm- the goo^ of the whole province.'^; I If faults are-found in thepi, it.",l8 vfor,.the leslslatisre to remedy: tlie,faults In coming sessions, year;by year/..for the electors can have the asBoirance that t!he government is working; in the interests of; the large masseSi of the people,vand not for the trusts and corporations. The government has been charged; with running the-provlnce into debb; Mr.';, Sifton acknowledged that - a; lot of money had been ..spent, more; fact; per head of''population ;than in othef!- provinces, but.^with' les-s-cost of administration; than in other pro-; vinces. The admiaisfratlon; Of the affairs' of the province;; has ;ibeen jecor nomlcal, and that,s;wa8 one reason he looked to see the Liberal party riaturn,; ed to power on April'17. The Provincial Debt T}ie;6eht of theproylnce is $14i'400,r 000, and he had never -received $69.-000 of it. In factj,,h6 had never had a bank" account so'large, ^nd, ^there; fore.ihad'^; never had; any.''photo'graph taken of it, Mr, Bennett's mind runs' high-'since 'he went;; down- east,, : How-evier,-:;thV; debt is;;;^lightly;i over gop,000,';of which:|6iQpOiO0O,�lS invest-; ed' In' the teleiSbone system. The syste.m Ms worth more, and, could be sold for more today any telephone �eorpuratlon than,thevamount;.lnvested in it. -After fourteen years of Bell Telephone Co, ndpno'poly, the prov-;lnpe'.paytT^rlce' the pr4.ce> as if -the 'Belf still owned the syptem. - . ^ BaUviay Competition' ^ , r ugh,t,^'trom' to--ports,, "ithat he'would hardlyfdare.,,to, come to Lethbridge _and,,jdiscu^8jrall-j^y^s5Hpwetfei;��^ office'' Mr Sifton man wa]i|;�, "Vq^Le-^A land HUes' ofiioo �^Vhat does the 'gentle- dred miles more graded on which steel will be laid this summer. What had been,built had benefitted every part of the; province from north to ;soath. There was-no need to say thatthe G: T. P, and the C, N: R. had to; start at the main line and build south,; They have reached Calgary- and -this In spite ,of grave difficulties. Of course, he knew-1Mr, Bennett had severed his connections with the C. P. R. However, they; would he into the south in due course; There are two thousand miles more guaranteed by the pTovincial; government, and the policy of 'the goverriment 'regarding railways would be fpllow.ed until ev-erypart of the province is assured of railway . competltlb.n, without which it cannot prosper. ' 'Appeal on Hla Recbrd Mr^. SIfton's the people had begn, direct on. the record of 'the government.: -He said he was; not asfc inp- the;,.olectors ,to vote for: hlm-bn sentiment,; but if they believed the; policy of - the; Sifton administration had'been one 'which would appeal to business' meii bent on developing the resources;of a vast province, he was not at all afraid ot the result on April IT- and,looked for;Mr. .Jones to be returned as member for Lethbridge city. \ SOLID FOR ARCHIE . Purple :SpringB, April 10,-A splendid meeting, in the\ Interests of Hon, A,;;j;;-McLean,; was, held, here last evening,;'John Marsh,;'an;.old-tlnier, presided, and the-re was a.; fine attendance, ;: B,vcellent addresses were delivered by; J,: B.' Wlikle and S.H, Sim-mons, of Lethbrtdge, There .is no doubt; about .Archie McLean polling about every vote at' this point, . The Maximum of Style and. Quality, with minimum of price, consistentwith Male, Attire ^standard. This system of'clothes making, places a afraid rof''d.J�, yacht facing." ' ' ' ^ A KUMOR'DENIED Tok'io.ApririO/rOftlciale heref afSS serted today'that the prtlclt Ulon,o'Vj;.-! the Japanese Igoy-ernment In the Pan ama^Paciflcw oxposHdo'i a tan rron-^*, Cisco is not to be '.withdi^wn * * '� Old foikslwho^necd something^ n-ost offeoflvo �'ri''-o the AmeriCj' uii tKirtKi.'b'elorei^ tVere^a^e' several, hun4315 6th Stieet S., Lethbridge ra iiu t 'U Ur U s ui ,t the j Willi Trade thj vio ovns lU IK, I e liave a client a 7 room 11 ii n ?i close Jn," Cal L i (.| *lng forA??fe.OO 'Wli good, hb'us'e, r V;;i?Jyther;!BaulPilai-. any The ^ Dowsley.- I|f[td^| Land Co Kherlock B1 ft* S.'^'^f Phons s m A, ;