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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta 1Ee Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL II. LETHBRIDGE, ABBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, IMW. NO. MORE EXCITEMENT TAKES PLACE IN THE COMMONS An Effort To Read the Affidavit Af- fecting Hon. Mr. Pugsley Causes Another Uproar Between the Parties Ottawa, April House of -'Commons spent the greater part of the short Wednesday sitting in an uproar over various points of order. The trouble began when Dr. Daniel, Dr. Pugsley's, fellow member from St. John, attempted to .bring the Mayes- McAvity matter before .the house. He began by saying that he had hop- ed, that the goverriinent would have instituted an -inquiry dnto this mat- ter by which of public funds appeared to nave been paid out as a rake-off on a dredging contract. As the Government jia'diiot done so, it -appeared that.-he .would have to take the initiative. V He then produc- ed 1foe Maye's -affidavit which recites the circumstances' under which the money was paid and; started to read it. He had not gone far when he was called to pder by Mr. Pugsley who insisted on -the enforcement of the rule that one member should not say 'anything to cast re- flections on the of an- other member. Mr. Pugsley, said Dr. Daniel would do ii he con- tinued to, read the affidavit. Dr. Dan- iell persisted in. 'going on and this brought Mr. Pugsiey. to his feet with the observation that he would wel- come a charge against himself but this-had not .-been, made and he in- sisted upon the observance of the rule. This brought forth loud cries from the Government aide of "Be a man" and "make a the speaker asking Mr. Daniel" if he intended closing with a resolution. Dr. Daniel intimated that -he' did and sent the opportunity to express his regret that "the Government's inaction had forced him to bring the matter up. Houghton Lennox referred" to the affidavit as one which reflected in the gravest manner upon a member of the House. 'Take that yelled Mr. Pugsley and there was a volley of "Withdraw" from, the gov- ernment side. Mr. Pugsley. added that it was an offensive statement and Mr. Lennox wanted to know why it was offensive. He wanted the Speaker to rule but the latter had not heard the remark in the turmoil. Mr. Northrup'wanted the Speaker to mle on the admissibility of the May- es affidavit, which the Speaker did by saying that the reader must accept the responsibility for it. Mr. Foster was proceeding to discuss a point of order when Col. Talbot, created a scene by -saying that Foster had already spoken. The Speaker then said Mr. Foster was in order but Col. Talbot insisted that he should sit down. The uproar became so great that Mr. Foster appealed to the Premier saying "Is this Parliament or a mad This brought Sir Wilfrid to his feet and order was re- stored. The Premier held that Mr. Daniel must make a direct charge wjaich he had not done but only ask- ed for a commission of inquiry. If it was in order to make such en in- vestigation was it allowable that an insinuation should be made against a fellow member? He interrogated into his motion matter which was of- fensive to the Minister of Public Works. copy to the speaker, who -found that! Hon. John Haggart considered Mr. it called for an investigation of the j Pugsley's action in the matter, "Boy- circumstances SUrrpUiiuUiS tlic Isr, ouuiou ami -awarding "of the -dredging contract, j before the House adjourned Mr. Fos- and as to whether 'or not certain j ter asked why. the Premier should monies 'should not be repaid. The i hesitate to accept it as a precedent. speaker ruled" that in this shape the j Tlie Premier said -there had been no resolution would hot be in order un- ruling yet and there the matter rests. less some definite charge was made. The Opposition will probably bring Mr. Foster drew attention to the it up again when the House goes into fact that a member had a "right to; supply 'tomorrow. collect" -information: and asked for the i Previous to this Mr. Lemieux's appointment of a commission to in- j bin providing for an increase in the vestigate, Mr. Foster, proceeded Of the more poorly paid post- state the case as' Mayes gives it in. j office employees, was introduced and his affidavit and Mr. Pugsley angrily i passed and the bill founded thereon demanded, withdraw the words J a first time. The -cost will which Mayes had" used which were a reflection upon him. Mr. Foster declared that he had said nothing which, reflected on Mr. Pugsley, to, which Mr. Pugsley retorted that the affidavit reflected upon him. per year. The Opposition complimented Mr. Lemieux on at least doing justice to. a meritorious class of public employees. Mr. Foster wanted to" know if the Premier had 'yet received a copy of the New Bruns- Sir Wilfrid stated that the whole j wick central commission report and question was whether or not the af-1 the Premier replied that he had se- fldavit should be read. J cured a; copy from the Library that wanted to know how the speaker i morning. He d.id not think that it could rule it out of order or hold was the Government's duty to lay that it reflected upon Pugsley .when it on the table or have the document Mr. Daniel was not allowed to read i printed. To this Mr. Pugsley added jt that the report was only a portion. By this time the House was in a To understand it, it was necessary to turmoil. Dr. Daniel again found an have evidence. A RELIGIOUS RIOT IN MEXICAN TOWN Mexico City, Mexico, April 15- Rioting occurred at Veleaarda, a ing camp, in Coahuila last Saturday and was more lerious ttoan at reported, thirty-two men being killed and many injured. The trouble was investigated by Father Ramon, par- i9h priest, it is asserted, who at a hotEital, hovering between life anfl death. Ten of the exe- cuted by the government and many imprisoned. The fighting .occur ed; Jef Politico of the town, an officer, corresponding to the Mayor, attempted'-to atop a religious pro- cession headed by the village priest. laws of Mexico forbid such prac- tices. A -thousand parishoners fol--: lowed the priest wishing to witness the aimttal burning; of Judas, and when the' order, of'the Mayor became known, the mob stoned and later burned the'nouse of tihe wJio with his wife, by climbing wiar wall and seeking protection in the American colony. The rioters then stormed a CJhlnese hotel, looted it of all liquors and food, terrorinng the neighborhood daring the night by their drunken orgte. The police force fired Into the mob, manr of which were well, armed. The officers were forced to retreat, leav- ing six of their number -dead in the main street. Later the troops -arriv ed on a special train and a Report Against Mine Workers Halifax, N. S., April 15.-The re- port of the conciliation board in the dispute between the members ot Unit- ed Mine Workers and the Dominion Coal Company has been concluded and forwarded to Ottawa. There is a minority report as well, signed by the men's arbitrator. The majority report holds that the company should not be asked to recognize the United Mine Workers. This was the crucial point. Officers of the order state that they will not recognize the report of the majority and that the four thousand members of the order em- ployed by the company will be call- ed out on strike. TOOK LIFE OF THE DEPUTY Crime Committed By Prisoner At Edmon- jf ton Pen Edmonton, Alta., April aid Stedman, deputy warden of the Alberta penitentiary was murdered this morning by a convict named Be- trett who has been serving a life sentence for; murder at Battleford some time ago. He assailed Deputy Stedman with ant axe, hitting him a terrific blow at the base of the skull killing him almost instantly. Sted- man WAS warden at the reformatory at Penetanguishene, Ont., for 25 years before coming here. TURKS ARE IN A QUIETER MOOD Strong Man Placed At Head Of Army Corps Constantinople, April Tur kish. capital is again assuming its normal aspect and there is this mom ing little outward evidence of politi- cal ferment that has, marked the pre- vious two days. The new ministry has promptly removed Yaver Pasha from the of the .first army corps and given this post to Nazim who was Minister of for a brief period prior to the fall of Kaimil Cabinet and the mal- contents among the troops have urg- ed his reapppintment to the post. He is popular and an able officer and the command, given him today will in all likelihood be a stepping stone to his return to the ministry. It is said that 'his appointment will have a good effect towards restoring order and discipline in the army. Constantinople, April completely destroyed the offices and contents of the Shuraiumel and the Tanin, organs of commerce of the union and progress. The only ob- Will Engage a Commissioner There was an attendance of almost fifty at the-Board of Trade monthly meeting today. As the procedings did not terminate until after three o'clock, a full report is held over until tomorrow. It was decided to engage a paid commissioner and to join the Western Associated Boards of Trade of Canada. The duties of ihc commissiones were outlined. A deputation will wait on the city council tonight to make an effort to reach some understanding in regard to the accommodation of transient visitors. MEANS A VICTORY fi FOR THE DISTRICT MINERS' UNION PAYING POLICE TO SHIELD MAN International Union Says It Was De- ceived By Operators Board Member Morgan Given Full Power Young Kinrade's The- ory In Murder Case Of Sister Hamilton, April and Mrs. Kinracle came up from Toronto vesterday to consult their lawyers. ject of deliberate violence was the: the nature business not club house of Turkish women, at learned. BUILD ELEVATORS A Prominent Winnipeg Man Much Impressed With Country W. J. Bettingen, 01 the W. J. Bet- tingen Co.? jfrain dealers, Winni- peg, is in the city. and is looking ov- er the south, country. Yesterday he came by auto from Claresholm and last night took a spin to Magrath, Warner, Stirling, and other southern points. Mr. Bettingen is loud in his praises of. this district and stat- ed this morning he wished his fiftyr two elevators in Manitoba were in Southern Alberta. He says is a marvellous country, and ..that the outside world have little idea of its resources as a grain country. He stated that he will commence the er- ection of elevators all over this pro- vince at once, among other points named Crossfield, Strathmore, Gleichen, High Kiver, Cayley, Nanton, Parkland, Warner, points on the Wetaskiwin branch and Carmangay line. Mr. Bettingen em; phasized the advantage of Alberta in having two to one in Sas- katchewan or Manitoba, the fall fight between the troopers and j wheat failing, .left awSther chance for rioters ensued, bringing the totalj spring seeding.. In to deaths to 32 with a number injured i grain elevators in Manitoba, W. Father Venzalulu was arrested. One Bettingen was accompanied on which a fusilade was fired. There were no casuaiities. General Mouk- tar has taken refuge in his house which is surrounded by scores of sol- diers. They insist that he surrender and it is feared he may be murdered. Two hundred and fifty deputies be- loaging to the Young Turk command have decided to resign. One of the first acts of the government will b2 to supply new officers to replace those rejected by men and this will be no easy task. Fortunately tho new Minister of War Fjdhem Pasha is generally respected and it Is confi- dently believed that he will atari Iu restoring orderi Noteworthy iiiat while the revolution of last July wai- the. work of officers, the present moveritent was carried forward by soldiers aided by the religious party; leaders of the troops, ;Salonica, Chausseurs, which heretofore were the mainstay of the committee of union and progress. The rising has resulted in the complete "obliteration of this comnaittee and.'its newspaper organs, while many deputies repre- resnting tho group have resigned. During the whole episode the salient features of the revolution .were loyal- ty of the troops and people to the Sultan whose name was frequently acclaimed andjabsenco of attacks on lives and property of citizens. In an interview Ernest Kinrade said he was going to persuade bis father and sister, Florence, to bring suit against a number of newspapers for what they had printed about the case and against certain persons who had circulated scandalous stories. He said that this was all the of theory of one man. He also express- ed the opinion that some of the of- ficials had been bribed and that they were trying to shield some one else. (From the Herald's Man on the Spot) Fernie, April conference of delegates of the miners' unions of District 18 U. M. W. of A. concluded .at Fernie last night. The results of the interviews with President Stockett of the Operators association and the committee of the association were not given out. The features of the day's proceed- ings were''the telegrams received from President Lewis practically taking- back his previous stand and the re- pudiation of the Macleod agreement by International Board Member Mor- gan. The local district authorities now feel assured-of the support of the International Board. In a telegram to President Sherman; the International President says: Indianapolis, Ind., April 13 F. H. SHFJRMAN, Fernie, Understand now that some decep- tion has been practiced. Board mem- ber Morgan has been telegraphed to use his own judgment, which-will be CASES FOR THE SUPREME COURT Big Gusher At the Hat Medicine Hat, local records for volume of natural gas were .smashed when En- Only One Criminal Case Is On The Docket Of Spring Sittings approved here. T. L.'-LEWIS. In his report, to the convention of interview, this morning with Presi- dtfat 'P. L. Nfcjsmith .of Lethbridge Mr. Whitesides of International Board Mem- ber Morgan said: "I have stated to the Operators that the" International organization does not consider the Macleod docu- ment as an agreement; that the op- erators themselves were to blame for. refusing to appoint' a chairman (for. discussion purposes) at the'last meet- ing held at Macleod; that it was evi- dent 'that- operators had tried to take1 every technical advantage of the Miners' Scale committee; and'that -the International union would not stand foi-tnai kind of thing. There- fore the blame for" the stoppage must be placed entirely on the operators; that I must ask them to address all future communications to the local district secretary treasurer, A. J: Car- _________ ter. This they promised to There.is not a visible sign of. settle-1 The Supreme Court for the of .the .strike. The miners have bridge Judicial District, opens before j stated their position regarding the Hori. Chief Justice Sifton at Leth-1 Ttfacleod negotiations and have the man's action in ordering a strike, shows there were twenty-five mem- bers. As Jaxon, the .special agitator brought in by Sherman from the prai- rie country is included there were only twenty-four members. Of these twenty-four who are endorsing the strike sixteen or 66 2-3 per cent, are not employees of the companies af- fected, fifteen, or 62 1-2 per cent are neither employees or living in the town affected or five or six if Sher-" man is included, as having head- quarters in Fernie, seven or 28 per" cent, are Grows Nest Company em- ployees or live in Crows Nest com- pany towns. From this :it appears that Sherman having set aside agreement .ratified by the inen: in: the locals affected now places tittxc case in the "hands of a Fernie con- vention, of which 37 1-2 per cent, come from the towns where the strife has been ordered. Surrounded by the strong and-Michel influences it is no'v dif- ficult to predict how much longer these public spirited gentle jien whose, pockets are in no-way affected -will continue to keep the miners ffm work, bridge on Tuesday, April 2 at 10 a.m. support of the International. They i are determined .to win and are con- The civil list is ass follows: Reeves ifident" of .doing so. Their statement Co. vs. A. S. Bowman, J Is the length- of the strike rests for 'the price of a machine sold to-: with the operators, defendant. C. F. P. Conybeare for; plaintiff and Charles F. Harris for! Ag defendant. Peter Hammer and J. C. Hobbs vs. William and B. -K. Bullock for 52.- WILL MEET HERE IN AUGUST Medicine Hat, Alta., April district court of-the Ancient Order of Foresters opened its with officers and delegates, present from. Lethbridge, Cranbropk, Cal- gary, Moose Jaw, Edmonton, and Grleichen. Brother D. C; Boss, Calgary, was elected delegate to the-High Court convening at Sarnia. Ont., next Au- gust. Mayor Mibie welcomed the visitors to the city and as guesta invited them to look at the gas wells, water works, etc., A banquet was held-in the evening' in the lodge room, and a very successful convention was brought to a close. The next pro- vincial meeting of this order twill be held in Lethbridge in Augusti, CHILD SCALDED TO DEATH Saskatoon, April Fen- ton, the three year old son of Hugh Fenton, fell into a pail- of scalding water and died in awful agony. NO CIGARETTES St. Paul, IN MINNESOTA April Johnston today signed the anti-cigar- ette bill, which makes it a miade- The Operators'.Position I meaner to manufacture, sell or give the operators, they stand in away cigarettes or cigarette papers. the same position as they were _on. The bill becomes effective August 1. March 31, and are prepared to up the agreement madp with (the j THg JAM AT NIAGARA 000.00 which the plaintiff claims as j scale committee and ratified by the! -Magara Falls N Y April 14.-The commission on sale of coal property Rnf thev havft no notion Of j falls toiught is> near Taber. W. C. Ives for plain- tiffs and I.. M. Johnstone for defen- gineer Morrison announced the capa- r fiants. city of the new well at upwards of feet per twenty-four hours. This well, which is being dug for mu- nicipal purposes, is about 965 feet deep, and it is the in- tention to go another hundred.- of ;his. followers smuggled a knife to his cell and the priest stabtfed him- southern, tour by A. L. Foster, this-city. self six times in a "vain .attempt to j commit suicide. He is now in the! Seeding has commenced in the Re- prison hospital. i gina district. STABBING 3 A Slav named John Tarilaski was stabbed last night at the house of Andrew Zibalak in No. 3. The I wounded man is in the hospital and is doing all right.-Andrew Zibalak in the guard room at the barracks on the charge of assault causing grievous bodily harm. ]ST. W. .lobbing Cora. Co., Ltd., W. F. Russell, for on an W. C. Ives for plain- Simmons for defend- open account, tiffsand W. C. ants. The following cases were laid over from tho last sitting of the Supreme Court: Hill vs. Spraid (two C. F. P. Conybeare for plaintiff and W. C. Simmons for defendant. The only criminal case is. King vs. Mrs. Vadnais on the charge' growing out of the shooting and subsequent death of Richard Vadnais near Card- ston. men. But they have signing any other. Nature of Convention A'Hosmer despatch says: The Fer- nie convention which endorsed Sher- i four feet above normal. An immense amount of ice is coming over .the cataract but there appears' to be. no danger another jam. GOOD BYE TO BELL Saskatchewan Will Soon Acquire Pro- perty of Telephone Company Regina, Sask., 'was learned today the negotiations for. the purchase" of the Bell Tele- phpaie Company's system- by the pro- vincial government; are" at'last, taking definite shape within a short time an announcement of the transfer may be made. OFFICIAL PLAYING SCHEDULE OF THE WESTERN 4C AN ADA BASEBALL LEAGUE FOR 1909 Winnipeg Moose Medicine At Edmonton WINNIPEG 17 18 19 20. July 19 15. July 23 14. July 21 17 18. 19. Ancr 21 22 23. Antr Ifi 17 24 25 26. 23 24 28 29 2S. Aug. 19 20 21. 26 27. Sep. 1 30 27 BRANDON 12 13. 14 15. July 12 13 14 15 14. July 21 15. Julv 23 21 22 23. AIKT -ic 17 17 18 19. Aug 13 14 28 29 29. Aug. 19 20 24 25 36. Aug. 23 24 25. 17 3 4 6 27 30 REGINA 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 12 13 14 15. Julv 16 17 19 28 29. A -np- Oft 24 24 25 26. Aug 20 21 21 22 23. Aug. 17 18 19. Aug. 16 17 18. 6 7 8 9 12 13 MOOSE JAW 25 26 27 28 21 22 24 17 18 19 20. July 12 13 14 24 25 26. 1Q 20 28 29 29.-Aug 23 24 17 IB, 19. Aug. 16 17 21 22 23. Aug. 12 13 14. 6 7 8 9 26. Sep. MEDICINE 10 11 12 12. Aug 9 10 10 789. Aug. 345. July 23 29 30 31. June 1 2. July 27. Aug. 2 3 12 13 14 15. July 12 13 14 25 26 27 23 29. July 11235. Sept. 21 22 24 24. July 6789 10. Aug. 3031. Sept, .1 2. LETKBR i DGE 7 8 9. Aug; 5 6 "7 10 10 11 12. Aug. 9 31. 1 m, Aug. 345. July SB 89 30 17 18 19 20. Julv TR 17 19 20.. Aug. 26 27 21 22 24 24. Julv 6 78 t) 10. Aug.30 1 a. _ 25 26 27 28 29. Jn. 30. Jul. 1 1 235.. Sept a 4 6 D. CAI.QARY...... 31. June 1 2, July 28 29 10 1112. 4 11 IT H ft 7 21 22 14 15 15. July 24 26 17 18 19 20. July 12 13 14 15. -.v Aug 26 27 28 30 9 EDMONTON 31, June 1 2. .July 89 99 30. July 30 3345. Aug. 2 3 10 11 13. Aug. 789. Aug. 9 14 15 15. July 24 26 21 22 12 13 14 15. June 16. July 16 17 19 FpENTOMATH NEAR CRANBROOK vs. Moose Jaw at Calgary, evening. vs. Medicine Hat at, Indian Head. Aug. vs. Lethbridge at .Caron. Found Dead By a Log In a Bash-Evangelistic Meetings Cranbrook, April Chapman- Alexander meetings were opened in this town on the 4th of April under the charge of Dr. Toy evangelist and J. K. Reynolds singed. The first night the auditorium was filled gallery wiiu all. There was a choid of about nine- ty voices and the music rendered was. excellent. Dr. Toy is a plain, ptac- tical speaker, and does as he says, he is here to preach the word and not to defend it. Mr. Reynolds is a good singer as well as conductor and all seem well pleased with his singing of the gos- pel. The meetings have been well at- tended so far and seem .to be grow- ing in interest. On April 4th our town fras a clos- ed town oh a Sunday for the first tame in the history of the town. The j-poiica .cpmmissiouers iihvlng given j orders, that from this time on all bars in hotels must closed from ISL 8akrrdajr untflLr I o'clock .Monday inornlhg; A Society of Chosen Friends waa organized here last Saturday nifht. There were about thirty membeni tn- t rolled. ;