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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LHTHBRIDGE, ABBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1909. NO. Itt. TURKS ARE ON THE WAR PATH HIT RAILWAYS HARD Troops Mutiny and Besiege Parliament Buildings Financial Panic Brought Down Eary- ings of American Roads Chicago, April advanced abstract on the returns on. the Ameri- can Railways for the your ending June 30, as compiled by the Bureau of Railway News and Statistics says: "Instead of a decrease of in gross earning s as the result of temporary financial depression ot 1907-08 as set forth in the prelimin- ary income report of Interstate Com- merce Commission for the year end- ing June, 1908, the panic of 1907, re- sulted in a loss of over SHERMAN'S REPORT DEALT OF CASE Frankfort, April SETTLERS' RECORD J. Long, of Franklin, Minn., and ople has been in full revolution since V- p- Phillips of Soc City, Indiana, Reviews Negotiations With Operators and Refers To the Attitude Of the International President ett of the Operators Association reads as follows: Indianapolis. April 1. LEWIS STOCKETT, President Western Coal Operators As- sociation, Hosmer Mines, B. C. Wages contracts agreed upon will be signed by our representative. We expect at all .times representatives of the United Mine Workers to comply with any agreement that is made and this is specially true when ratified by referendum vote of our members. Officials of district eighteen will be notified immediately. T. L. LEWIS. (From the Herald's Man on the Spot) Fernie, B. C., April min- ing delegates met in convention yes- terday to discuss the relations be- tween the local district and the in- early, this declares tho' arrived with a carload of set- tmiational authorities as well Constantinople correspondent of I tiers effects, each for arner. Frankfurter Zeitung in a 'despatch' G. W. Nelson, S. Peterson and C. from the Turkish capital dated Powers, have arrived, each with day. Two battalions of troops of a carload of effects for Magrath. the Red Ministry of War, marched: L. P..Atkins from Calio, N. has out by dawn; hea-cled by their officers brought in a car of settlers' effects and proceeded via Divan and Jolu'and another car with a steam traction Sta. to the mosque ''of St. Sophia, engine outfit. He will settle at New from which point they surrounded Dayton. the buildings of parliament. They de- Chas.L. Loonier, from Lucas, N D. manned the dismissal of the Grand; has in Lethbridge with two Vizier, and the Minister of War." carSi one Of effects and another with London, April only news' a traction engine and a large caboose to reach London up to 13.30 today' wagon. C. S. Denton, of Cogswell, N. D., has arrived with two cars of effects and will se ttle near Lethbridge. J. L Johnson, of Andover, S. D., Mrs. H. W. .Bowman, of Cincinnati, Ohio; A. Kalhein, Russell, N. and Joe Nagy, of Hosmer, B. C., have each, brought in a carload of settlers' effects for Lethbridge on the situation in Constantinople, was contained in a code message. It set forth that serious disturbances of a revolutionaey character had-j broken out and the situation' was grave and it was accepted as foreshadowing a dangerous upheaval. Neither the foreign office, the Turk- ish embassy, nor the banks with Con stantinople connections had any fur- ther information. It is known how- ever that the situation has been ex- tremely strained for several weeks past owing to the great bitterness between the committee of UT..IOU and progress ami the Liberals. The Lib; erals resent .the attempt of the com- mittee to control public affairs. The murder on April 7th of Hasman Fen- ni Effendi, editor of the. Liberal news paper Sebbestj, is thought here to discusses the prospect of a German- have been the climax of this political Canadian treaty and says that" if argument. Effen-di was shot and Germany gets an intermediate tariff killed by an unknown man as he was she will be able to 'dump into Cana- entering his office. A government of- do. almost as easily as she now docs ficial accompanying him was wound- jn Britain. ed. 'j The Standard then 'says, "It is Violent demonstrations both inside; foolish to sit quiescently while these Parliament and in the" streets a-dja- new conditions arc growing around WATCH OUT FOR GERMANY London, April Standard cent followed the killing of the "editor refuse to lift a linger to se- The Grand Vizier and the President cure Canadian reciprorrty." of the Chamber %vere obliged to har-j __ _ angue the crowds outside 'and assure' them that justice would be done. The! I chamber accepted an interpellation denouncing the crime as a political murder and calling upon the govern- j ment to take the necessary steps to apprehend the assassins. TORIES ACQUIRE PAPER IN REGINA DIDN'T KNOW THE QUEEN WAS DEAD Regina, Sask., April some time .pasta movement has been on foot among the supporters of Mr. -j Haultain: and the Conservatives gen- erally to establish upon a. substan- tial basis .a newspaper under the control and direction the party. Los. Angeles, Calif., April Lost in the desert for fifteen years, Albert Courtney, mining prospector and British It has been felt for a long time that to receive the report of President Sher- man given below. Sverv union is There appears to be a strong feel- ing of antagonism towards President Lewis. Mr. Sherman says there is one thing certain and that is Lewis was misled by. the operators before he sent his telegrams. In the meantime I was laid up be sera here with full power to act. sick for one week. I managed, how- j This action of President Lewis be- ever, to reach Macleod in time for the fore asking District .18 for an ex- second meeting of the Joint Scale committee. Again I had to go to 'Hid, Vice President charsre of affairs. planation of their action, I strongly had to go to resent and simply wish to say that Galvin taking it is impossible for me to do justice to my position in fighting for the Can- I left Macleod for home on the adiaii miners if the International derstanding that I should be kept in- uniori 'is to the side of the Op- foi-med of the proceedings.' On March erators Association before hearing our represented and all are solid behind Sherman and'endorse his action. 21st Vice President Galvia came to case oi District 18. my home at Taber and informed me With regard to the referendum vote that the Operators association had about which so much fuss appears that-the Canada West Company to be made by the Operators" Asso- at "Taber and. the Crows Nest Pass ciation, less than one-third :f oui Coal Company of and the members affected voted in'favor of Maple Leaf company of Bellevue, Al- the agreement, and only uien day In-the course, of discussion yester- j ta-> nad broken away, from the .op- afternoon. Board Member Mor-' erators. cause the members of our com- mittee who visite-i the locals gan gave a partial statement as tol I instructed him to go back to Mac- j our members thit thoy could- s the position of the International au- thorities. Just what it was is not given, out, but a committee was ap- pointed which, met last night to re- port this morning on the situation. There is an apparent feeling, although the men will not say so, in favor of forming a Canadian Association. leod'and break off negotiations with j any better agreements and that we the operators' association until such. I could not get the support of t'ie "la- time .as we would negotiate arrree- ternational -union. In some cases ments with the independent compan- {amendments were promised oefors the ies, 'who employed the majority of j vote was obtained, I, therefore was the members of our union in influenced by a vote, such as was No. 18. He left promising me in obtained. the presence of witnesses that he i Copy of Telegrams As to their attitude toward the op- j would keep me fully informed of any erators, the leaders are determined j further and that "before to get the Fernie agreement and say any proposal was voted on by our. F-..H. SHERMAJSi, Indianapolis, April 2, .'09. they will hold out until they do. They say that the large shareholders in the tied-up mines are becoming dissatisfied and want, the mines to operate that business may. not be lost. They expect that these interests will bring pressure to bear that the agreement will bs shortly signed up. While determined to fight to a vic- torious finish, they do not expect the strike to last long. They also pre- dict that the Western Canada opera- tors' Association will dissolve by in- dividual companies breaking away to sign with the men. Sherman's Report President- Sherman presented the following' report on the situation in District 18 to the convention yester- day, setting forth the facts leading to the present stoppage of work. To the delegates assembled in special Convention; Negotiations looking to a renewal of agreements. The Scale committee appointed at- the last annual district convention at Lethbridge, met the scale committee ol the Western Coal Operators associa- tion at Maclead; March' 2nd 1909. We found that the men my 'advise would be sought. This, Vice-President Galvin failed j ''Telegram received from representa- to do, and I was entirely in the dark tive Western Coal Operators associa- as to the situation' of affairs until tion that you'refuse'-to sign up con- March 27th, when I saw in the press 'tract after ratification. by referendum that an agreement had beeii arrived j vote, at and was being voted our lo-1 Kindly explain by return wire. T. L; LEWIS. cal nnion. (ANSWER) Although not fully recovered I left j T. L. LEWIS, Tafaer and came to Fernie on Monday j State Life, Indianapolis, March 29, and saw Galvia and asked j statement of operators incorrect, him what was the meaning of it all. Agreement sighed with companies em- I got the proposed agreement between ploying 2.700 men, idle; negotia- DUTCH ARE ANXIOUS Afaout the Queen's Health and the Birth of an Heir The Hague, April expect- ed birth of an. heir to the throne of given rise to anxiety on the part of the whole population, and in some, quarters alarm is .felt-owing to pessimistic rumors concerning the Qu'een's health. It was announced at the palace, however, that Queen Wilhelmina, -was in good health and good spirits and that her attending physicians were well satisfied with her condition. M. Mlessen, minister of Justice in an interview today said that the event was not expected to occur for some time and he admitted that there was some justification for popular anxiety owing to the premature pre- parations which had been made by PUGSLEY TO TELL THE HOUSE His Side Of the New Brunswick Case Ottawa, Ont., April ment resumes tomorrow after the Easter recess in a session about the length of which there is much specula tion. The development of the Pugs- ley-Tweedie affair will have some ef-" feet on the extension of the sittings and it is hardly probable that May 19th will see the close. As to the action probable in this matter the Opposition will hold a caucus soon. The opinion is expressed that depart- mental business will be seriously con- tested unless the minister resigns anJ he says he will not. Tomorrow after noon Mr. Pugsley promises a state- ment in. the House of' Commons and a lively debate will then or later firing the salute in honor of birth.- the Ottawa, April Wilfrid Laur ier returned to Ottawa from Mon- treal last night. He is nof going to WANTED IN CALGARY Mount Clemens, to''join "Lady London, Eng., April j Laurier as has reported in some Mackay, wanted in Calgary, was ar- rested and appeared in Bow St. Po- lice Court yesterday He was re-, manded for extradition. JUMPED 40 FT. BY MISTAKE Rainy River, April night a C. N. E freight stopped -at' Beaudett Bridge and Jas. Bailey, an the Nest Pass Company pending ,ther coies; and our union first and having care-' report by letter. fully noted its .contents, told Galvin. F. H. that I would not sign, same, pointing Frank, April 5. 1 terra, finna. He -went the edge quarters. 'He will be on hand for the reassembling of parliament this evening when the Pugsley matter is almost certain to come up in one way or another, tip to the pjgsent time Mr. Pugsley has him- self to general remarks that he will make a statement to the. House at the first convenient opportunity. That statement is almost certain to j be made today but-- -it may be. on a question of privilege which would have the effect of precluding the discussion. It is said that Mr: 'Pugsley, however, will not make the statement "as a matter .of and .there is likely to be some- r'rot- marks from the Opposition- and in1 :that case developments may "be more out that it was unfair in some vital particulars, and was practically, an open shop agreement. I immediately arranged to take a committee and interview Messrs. Hurd and Simister upon -the matter. In the meantime ...Mr, Stockett, the president of the Western Coal Oper- ators Association "caine 'down from Hosmer to see Vice-president .Galvin for the' purpose of getting, ment signed.- I took the matter Out of Galvin's Hands informed Stockett that- under -no were not ready with any proposal foi j circumstances would that 'agreement a now- agreement.' .Qur side .presented. _be signed in its present form, as a set of proposals, for formulating a new- agreement covering general pro- visions. The operators then took-the stand that under no conditions would the party, is greatly handicapped, be-1 .'they to 'anything that would .cause of the lack'b'f newspaper sup-1 crease the cost of producing coal, our had neither a beginning nor an end- Ing and was distinctly a non-union document. Stockett then stated would be necessary to call that' it, meeting T. L. LEWIS, Indianapolis, Our local union unanimous in sup- porting action of district executive board in refusing to obey final sit ion of Western Coal operators as- sociation who'are in minority in" this coalfield............ Your action in wiring Stockett that agreement: will be signed .by y April of Easter Vestry meetings demonstrated that both numerically and financially Anglican churches .in the :diocese, of j Toronto, are making steady and sat- isfactory progress. Outstanding fea- ture of this year's statements the great increase in missionary offer- ings. (From the Herald Man on the 3 BARRHILL NOTES Barrhill, Alta., April Ben- as the clause states, Fernie, B. C., April decis- "When the company requires the min- njngsfieldf Miss Julie Wintori and ion has been j-cachccl by the conven- j ers to sot bridge sticks, they will pay j Vcnnisland made a trip to lion of minors' delegates VP to noon. per bridge The company. cari-hiu on Saturday afternoon. I high wind was blowing. Later ano- Ladieg ther fire broke out in, the First Pe- Aid will meet at the home of Mrs. formed Church of America, a frame Depew on Wednesday next. I structure, about a mile from the first Church service was -held as usual fire and an alarm was turned in. Ow- not withstanding'the 'fact that vote was taken "which resulted in tie. fire in the section of Grove, Gibbs, continuance of operations ponding a and S'tillson Streets. Berth Ikodcsfa j settlement, Temple wiil bo a total loss, and thej. T lolt Macload proceeded to first German Zion and together with Secretary also "will probably go. At one q'-! Treasurer Carter and tlie local offi- Sumlay. Hereafter the service will 'ing to tho necessity of the big fire clock Chief Little aud the Board ofjCCTs we concluded a very satisfactory be held at 14.30. and Sunday school raging in Main East, at that time, j Underwriters at a conference decided, agreement with the Canadian Arneri at 15.30. The time was changed company couM respond and to calf help from Syracuse and Buf-1 can Coal and Coke company along the a with the inadequate means at their I a disposal the firemen were unable rco! Hoclies'icr, N.V.. April save .the church building .'and confuKJ j Bdgcrlon has ju'st order- Mrs. Limblad--sent" Easter to iheir attention to the protection out the local militia to help the Prospects of peace between'the local district and the International appear sonic better. hor friends here from Montreal, her way to Norway. OB surrounding property. Across hlar- rison St. from the church was a r'c to thc agreement was agreed to closed shop. The men blame Galvin Silsbe moved to his "own making cross-euts now get S3 a Throngard is also very low. instead of 15 cents per yard before j jir> This means a big decrease in the earn' range last week. ings. Men cannot see that they Have j jr. Boyce was reported to be the miners' representatives. for thc agreement. He told them Tt is sau! that Morgan stated thsiij they would get no support if they if local officials were not willing to: did not sign and they were in no accept the a-grecmcnt he was not pre-: position to' carry on a strike alone! .pared to take responsibility of; Lewis Stockett, of Hosmer, whett' their xrheatllast week. Titty signing tho ojcfrecment over their i asked' what the Operators' Associa-! believe in clean seed to get a clean on the sick list last week. O. W. Olsen went to Clarcsholm to. work last Monday with the. mail car- rier. Wintori brothers were heads. tion would do if Morgan was not sue Your reporter informed one cessful in getting the local officers to of the leading miners at Crow's Xest! accept the agreement said he was not, Pass Co.'s mine ut Coal'Crcek that anticipating any such event as the thc new agreement was not satisfac- j local district was bound to accept it lory and that great dissatisfaction! However if such an emergency should prevails among all the men. Men i arise he would call a meeting of. tho using bridge timber are particularly1 association. crop. Ola? Vcnnisland is hard to beat- en in well digging. He has nine on his place now, between twenty and forty feet deep. Mr. B. Wicks is preparing hlsr field in workmanlike manner awl is ready to starfc seeding this.week. ;