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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. FRIDAY, APRIL II, IMt HO. IN. DUTIES DEFINED FOR COMMISSIONER Board Of Trade Prepares Information For the Will Join Associated Boards Of Trade LETH6RJDGE ON TOP Acreage Being Seeded One Hundred Per Cent. Greater Than Last Year Winnipeg, Man., April first for tlnj season was i issued by the Canadian Pacific Rail- 1 way today and shows that the farmers in the' West are busily preparing ior seeding -the grain1, for this summer's crop. lit is anticipated by the com- panies agents that a very much larg- er acreage this year will be though no. figures .are .available yet. It is mentioned however, in "one case that 100 per cent, more will sown. From Lethbridge comes word that one hundred per cc-ht. more land is The only objections to Board of possible to .rid thc place of the "sta- Trade luncheons yet heard are that blc" smell unless at great expense. they do not occur frequently enough j Aid. Kiiig differed with this ant! ex- beinj, }ast year. A very and that there is no room Iar5o j pla ned that the City Council and lwg acreage' Of wjieat wjl] be sown. .It is expected that seeing will bt- enough 'to accommodate the men who attend, lumbers and interest been' lacking in the two luncheons held since 'the board the officials were running adopted the gv. plan and fifty business men attended CO Galbraith was referred to and HS his opinion that the fire hail 1 not be properly fitted up. J-3 the luncheon held in the room a. tvited placing cots .in tents, at the Alexandra yesterday. iiutton t-hought tents .were As announced in the notices sont! very unsatisfactory and advocatui out. the chief matter to come up for j the'erection of a building. Dr. Gal- discussion was the appointment of a. biaith shoxwl 'that people live paid secretary or publicity comnais-! vents-all-year, round'in all.-kinds of sioner. The committee appointed by weather and winds..... The old Central the council to draft a list of .the du- -school, and .top storey of .the new ties of. su-jh an... .official ..reported .us hall. ...were also .mentioned as plae.-s under way in another week. ARRESTS IN JAPAN Commercial and Pol- itical Leaders In Custody LOSS CAUSED BVSTR4KE STEAM PLOWS IDLE Even- day that a steam plow outfit stands idle means a loss not only to the owner but also to the general .Tokio, April tremendous sensation developed here today. with the, arrest of nine members of the lower House- of the Diet, the nature of tht: Charges being withheld. It is bribery in connection with the., recent .difficulties of the Ja- pan Sugar Co. is alleged and there ROB ROGERS LUCKY Winnipeg, April Hon. Robt. Rogers has returned from a trip to the south, and a gentleman who is in close touch with the min- ister says that while in Chicago he cleaned up on May wheat. Mr. Rogers is said to be still bushels "long" on May wheat, pur- chased at 15 cents below the present price, which represents another 000 odd of profits now available. YORKTON'S BOAST Yorkton, Saskk., April tion is taken here to the report that- High River, -Alberta; the honor of being the largest .grain shipping point in Canada. Yorkton beats High River figures for last year by bushels. public for it cuts out" twenty acres is. great unrest-in-the capital as it of land that can not be broken this is. said, that .some members of the year and subsequently sown to crop. Upper House are. liable to arrest al- Twenty acres of land at thirty bu- shels to the acre is six hundred bu- I'ollows: i To the- .President and Council of i The Board of Trade....... i the undersigned, members of a Special Committee, appointed 10 outline the duties for the post of publicity Commissioner beg to re- port as j i the duties be as heremarter! i Lat might be used. N. "T. JlcLeod in. a maniv dvocated placing tents either witaiii j- outside the fire limit; ii'i'Ci. somoth'ing'of co'uld be done. He b a bylaw might be un-1 if were not i; te placed outside'tte ii co-iimittee was appov.-'-5 10 lay set forth.' matter before tha I'ity 1. To perform the duties' oi. Secrc- Pnd urge-immediate A resolution was pas; id isthoriz- ing any member" of the executive who was 'not able to attend the meetings of the council of the Board of itary.-Treasurer of this Board. "2." To carry oh. a Publicity Cadi- paign' under', the .direction of the I'ub- j icily Committee. 3." Under supervision of industrial to appoint a member of has commit- Couunittee to carry on active cam- hee to act in his stead, paign' Tor securing new industri'-is After considerable discussion either by interesting outside capital 'decided to -join the Associated Boards in formation of local.'..of-Trade of Western coin- shels of wheat which at eighty .-cents a bushel means .less money in circulation in the fall M 1910 for every day a steam plow is idle. ,now. It is safe to say that there are. .twen- ty-..steam', plow, .outfits which are idle now for lack of..coal. This means a IOKS to the Lethbridge District pi nearly ten thousand dollars a day for'every day the strike lasts. Lethbridge Has Boosters Abroad so.. A few weeks, ago charges of fraud .were brought against certain of the directors of the Sugar Company which is a big -concern capitalized at The directors resigned and a-.i -investigation of the affairs of the company follows. It is generally believed that the in- vestigation of the sugar company resulted in -the exposure of- bribery in the Diet. HOTEL BURNED IN'FRISCO George L. -is visiting! -in Minnesota writes the Herald that j Twenty "Of Three Hundred it is astonishing what interest is tak j CllCStS Af6 sing en in Western Canada' and particulai- ur. assisting companies." ___j. Alberta and Sas- compile such statistics and-to-leave--the appoint-', jv Lethbridge "District in that part, corn ing-the City-wr District-as may j iBg of the delegates to the conven- go great is the interest of the people be deemed advisable for the work oi tion at Saskatoon in June to the that they have arranged for two pub-j the Board: time, ot.the. person..employ- up the ed is at all times to L-e at the db- matter of the scarcity of....coal, point- posal of the Board for carrying out jug out .that the case was .urgent anil duties assigned to. him. needed immediate, attention- Hespectl'uilv: submitted, !matter was deferred '-until a. future DISTRICT MINERS MAKE A PROPOSAL Important Step Taken by the Miners Asked To Send Delegate To Conference Hosmer Mines, 3. C., April them or to be employed by them as A conference was held here today be- tween Mr. Sto'ckett, president of the perator's association and Board Mem- ber Morgan, who was accompanied by a committee from the Miners' convention in Fernie. This meeting resulted in a proposal which was forwarded today from Fernie as fol- REGINA CAPITALS TO PLAY NEW WESTMINSTER Ottawa, April D. Ross, trustee of the Minto'Cup, has an- nounced that the Regina Lacrosse. Club will be allowed to play Newj "Fernie, B. C., April Lewis Westminster" 'for the" trophy. The Stockett, President Western Coal Op- dates with. Regina and Tecumsehs! era'tors' association, Hosmer Mines, j B.C.: Answering your telegram with- I out prejudice the United Mine Work- ers of America, District. No. 18, are Navigation between Port Arthur j willing to accept following agre- an-d Duluth has opened. order that the mines may Richard Hodge, a wealthy farmer i resume operations. It is" hereto of Portage la Prairie! charged with agreed between the Western Coal Op- ill-treating a Barnardo boy, causing erators Association, .cpnsisting of the his death, was-'--released .on j Pacific Coal Company; the Western Canadian Collieries, Ltd.; the Hiil- "have not yet been settled. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. bail this morning. President Gompers, of the Ameri- can Federation of Labor, is going to JEu.r'ope .to. "investigate labor con-di- tions. A. E. Moore Is Much Surprised Cv- F. P. -Conybearc, meeting as the hour was. Jate. next meeting of the d held on ilay 13th. lie meetings at .which. Mr. Taylor is asked to talk about Sunny Southern Alberta. A .large .number of people San Francisco, Cal. Apr. hundred guests oi St. George Hotel from the part he is in are expected Howard street were thrown to visit Lethbridge -this-year'. A. E. Moore, formerly a well known citizen...of ...Raymond but who. has been associated with the C.P.R, Colonization'Co. "in 'England for al- most three years, was in the city last evening and went south to .Ray-. niond this morning. Mr. Moore wiU. return to England at the end. of thn month. He.! brought with him on crest Coal and Coke the In- ternational Coal and Coke Co.; Ltd.; the. Alberta .Railway and Irrigation Co.; of the one part and the employ- .ees of the said companies as repre- sented by the United Mine Workers-of America District .No. 18 of the other part: That the agreement existing prior to April 1st 1905, respecting general provision and scales of contract pric- es, and wages shall govern the par- ties, hereto, for the .period of two years commencing April 1st, 1909 and ending March 31, 1911. In'so far as; the same may not be modified or affected by the provisions of this agreement- it and agreed that the parties will meet in....conference_ sixty days.' prior' this trip ninety-five well to do Eng-1 to the expiration of this agrement lish farmers, who have taken up ten thousand acres of land in the dis-. trict east of Calgary. Mr. Moore a panic by a fire which completely destroyed the a three story ment by since The -of unsigned Trader s. three Bank-bill'lost Toron; u'ciocij was astounded at the great -advance-: he was here last. -He thinks it is the to to Montreal have been' recovered. the Secretary" of the Agri- cultural Society" were "added' to tho the re- adopted.. and a resolution passed submitting it to the City ac- tion is--taken to-' "fill "There "was opinion as to the advisability .of. apppiritizijr a man .nmpedjately.. The Presideat. held .the same 'opinion, as at the last VJ.Z. that, the .matter. might Aid. Bowman agreed with Mr. Bourse on the ground that -the city ..Carunot; people who _ of-their-own iree will and also stated feeling along, this line .in. the city .council, j Exciamations..of ..approval, were heart] number of bylaws. There were pres- WILL TRY TO GET (SLD CENTRAL SCHOOL lives were lost it is reported.-by-the clerk that'at least twenty .of the guests still cannot be accounted for. For the Purpose Of Accommodating To Be Voted Upon I most prosperous city in. the west at the present time. to discuss a renewal thereof. This agreement covers all the mines, coke ovens and outside plants operated by .the companies; and all persons accept- ing employment at these, mines shall be by the following, rules ,and regulations. The '.company will require each person employed by a miner, mine laborer or otherwise in and about the mines and coke ov- ens of the prospective companies to sign this agreement as a condition precedent to continued employment of the person already employed or to be employed, the agreement 'to be placed in a book together with a legal check off clause and signed all employees. Hours of Labor: All underground wages shall be computed from the time of the entrance at the surface of the mine to the time of return to the surface of the mine based upon the eight hour bank to bank shift. Lille Collieries by a contract to be agreed upon for the seams at present being worked at Lille. SIGNED: A. J. CARTER, Secretary and Treasurer, U. M. W. of A., District 18. To which, the following reply was Mines, B. C., April To A. .J. Carter, Secretary Treasurer U. M: W. of A., Fernie B. Referring to your telegram of Apr. fifteenth my instructions prevent 'con- struction' of anything -but completion, of work for which we met at Macleod March 31st, namely: Execution of Macleod was 'ratifi. ed by a and'your lo- cals. There is a meeting'of the' As- sociation "at Macleod Friday a'fter- noon and if your convention'feel dis- posed to. make settlement' upon, 'lines of my letter and telegram of April fourteenth I suggest your telegraph- ing me and having your represen- tatives at Macleod Saturday morning authority to execute agreement. I make this latter .suggestion realiz- ing the importance of an'early' set- tlement to all parties' now affected by- the discontinuance of "Operations at the mines. SIGNED: LEWIS STOCKETT, WestenfCoal' Operators' Association: B.OfR.T.Had .Successful Ball A'special.mecEing-bf the city coun.- t to consider a in different parts of the ent, Aid. Bowman, Oliver, King, Ad-, W. A.. .Buchanan, chairman, .of llie ams and H-uttoh'. The power plant publicity committee pointed out the and local inTpfovement bylaws were necessity of hay ing some-paid their' first 'and second-rea'dings to'.handle the. business., jaf. the Board, and'were given over for'publication. He. Zelt xhat JLethbridge ought to The -Brewery and Iron Work a Spur be'kept-before the-right people. Sta- track bylaw, and .a bylaw authoriz-" should be .FordvSt. spur' at ..the east thered and. supplied and j end, were put through. -presented. -interested.- parties A deputation consisting of Messrs. -_: ...through To do-this Rylands. McLeoU, Elton, Downer and properly-.-required thri' whole time r-f Dr. G-al-braith came from the Boar-V a man who could "direct' alt the uf- of Trade to urge immediate action in fairs of the Board., He strongly ad- the matter of. providing accommoda- yocated. the .appointment or a paid tion, for transients in'the city.. secretary old public school was suggest- Dr, GalbrAtth.. -thought- cd and seemed the" most feasible plan would make a- big mistake if it; did..! The market committee will interview not endeavor, to- -keep the-influx Board settlers coming, and emphasized- the] .will purchase -.inUuccmeuts and in charge. Tickets f ore. con_ccrns.. ...V Aid'. Bowman peo-; pic' could 'be Jooked after when it is- so diltlcult" to. acconunO'Jation} -now. lie -supported-the ,tary. idea. E. A. 'Cunn'inghe'm. thought the should put up a temporary lodging; xhpuse.__ j ...J. Taylor, stated that he- knew- a.' man who would--do so if allowed to put up a frame building inside Uie fire limits. F. Sick "wanted the to stop willvbe issued at the hotels to any unable to secure accommodation. r. ...During the discussion Mr. Downer stated that three hundred cots could have been xised last, night. The Works and Property committee submitted the ..following estimates 0> show-that--the city is getting- Whatever success has attended-the" dances given in the past by the Crows Nest Lodge, 785, Brother- hood." "of Railroad Trainmen, the Xirand 'Complimentary Ball, given by the Brotherhood' last good surpassed all previous value, for the jnpney_ anS. that the efforts oi this body. proposition is a good one. The cil. also It -was; apparent by. the -pretentious invitations issued that the Trainmen not ,the_.right, of" any citizen Li were making special preparations to dictate, or vcrrtilate his ppinion an- entertain theiivmimerous .friend's..on less he ha-d reliable data on the matter. Jn the "not" nnol cessfuJ Ln doing jso_to the possible, there is rip doubt. In Engineer Arnold explained that the j enjoyed themselves by dancing to the bly would not. In the case of. _ev-! tfcc Symphony Orchestra. cry city a lot of water 'was .'supplied that was not anticipated." also the'history asj the population increases the consurnp were hung MORE FIREWORKS OVER MR PUGSLEY Dr. Daniel Reads Affidavit Replied To His Accuser April- fur- ther- -scenes- in -the House of'.Common's' out of. the Pu'gsley matter. When Mr. Daniel rose.. shortly., before- four o'clock tlie House -was -crowded and there- was -standing gkl- specially for the occasion. of bunting- with debate- proceed ed Mr. said; he ..had.. a_statement to make. This was to the effect' that he had no objection to the reading such strong objection was entered yester- day. .This was met. with loud cheers from the Opposition. Mr. Daniel then read the whole doc- ument and then summarized its eon- Tents "by "June, 1905, Mayes had sent an offer to the Qov- ernment to do the dredging in. St. John harbor for 49 cents a cubic yard. Mayes saw and; the latter tolfi_hiui McAyjty. Mr. Daniel, saw nothing wrong in that as at that McAvity was the public man on necessities. It is" to-be a lasting 'which -was greatly, enjoyed by j around which the whole Liberal ma- Oliver made it. clear that the expen- I bvel and boautifu] spectacle. Across ditnns. would .not increase thc taxa- fore part of thc hall was the in. tion but would be paid from the cap-, scriptio-ni displayed in ital account out of revenue derived plant. that XT midnight refreshments in pleas- was being spent on elaborations but variety and abundance .were colored lettering characteristic effect' which had a plant, economically operated and in all probability the rates would te.re- duced for light. The officers and .committee in charge of affairs deserve nitich corn- He explained that plants cost any- mendation for the succesai'ul nature. provement for 1909; talking and appoint a commissioner right rood publicity away. He thought the. money should not- "cut -any but that a- well paid man shou.ld be procured! He wotiW like .to see some eastern and English capital- -broMffht- -here- -and thought -that Lettibrkige could- ments far in excess other.cft-v in the ffcnoraljftjeHntf. WHS such as to warrant the appointment of a good paid as soon as the City Council net o-i .ho roport submitted. I'CaSriSJGg. ths accommodation the travelling public. Secretary ''Ac- Nicol reported that he was'told Chat the city officials were, feeling sore je-. cnuse the fire tiall hod been offered this purpose, and that it was im- city's portion, SSo.OOO, to tal. Street Grading, city's por- tion, total, Parks and Boulevards, ci where from S150 to -S3i50 per- kilo-1 erf the 'ball throughout. wat. The fact that it is a solid Cement Walks: Local improvement; silrd firo proof building is a good j insurance. Engineer -Arnold at some length showed tho justification for! the details of the plant and pointed out the damage to business that would occur if anything happened to Larger Building chine in John turned. He took Pugsley's advice and consulted Me- ence date when Hazen read it at the meeting inquestkm he .had read the correct date. When -Mr.-Pugsley .accused Hazen of reading the wrong date, Mr. Dan- iel at once rose to a point of-order. It as he had stated- that srs: Crockett, Carvell, Nbrthrup, and Clark of Red Deer. Sir: rier stated that this wasvnot the first time. that charges had been, brought, against a minister of the_ Crown, with the object of driving him from pub- lic life. However, ia the past definite charges had always been made., by a member and quoted the Tarjte. case in support of this, .present case Dr. Daniel accepted no.respon- sibility, not even for the affidavit, nor had he sufficient faith .declare that it was true as .the matter, had.-been' before the public for six months. Dr. Pugsley had immediately. ..met the statement., of Mir. j Pugsley and the affidavit ot Mayes there was no choice. It mo- tion of want of confidence the GrpyernmeiLt could accept, any such motion with regard to Mr, .Pugs- ley: .The motion for an inquiry was Hazen -had -read the- correct date. to P-ugsley was bound to accept his word, j'.' Mr.-Pugsley refused to take Mr. Dan-" i el's-'-word. This led to great uproar during- which Mr. Pugsley -attempted negatived, the division, standing 100 CITY AND DISTRICT. Freeman has left for' High Ri- -to proceed- but could not make. him- .var to conduct a'party to the Arrow self heard'. The Speaker vainly eh- Lakes 'Orchards, B. C. to secure silence. Finally j 'The 0. W. Kerr car'came in he did succeed ,and then- expressed i last 'night with' about thirty people the hope, that'-the House would ob-K'rio went to Warner serve the rules. This- quieted matters down for a little--while--and Mr: Pugs- j this mbrning; The preliminary hearing ''in "the Jey.discussed He had affray at No. 3 will not knowledge oi the -relation between! be held till the injured man "has re- Mayes and McAvifcy. He thought they were working together on the con- tract. Then, he turned his batterif-s on Mr. Daniel and declared that it wag neither 'manly nor honorable to act upon'-mere -insinuations to destroy covered sufficiently to give evidence which will likely be in a few days as he is reported doing well'. E. B. Griffin, aged 66, had a homestead 'near the Little" .Bow, died in Lethbridge yesterday: is embalmed arid is at His body. Addison's Avity with the result that both came characters of oth :morFe awaiting i-. AT n A f orf-irtrt.1 further instnic- to Ottawa. On McAvity's the latter had seen Mr. Hyman, then Minister of Public Works.. Mayes put in a tender, at 55 cents per cubic yard and signed an agreement to pay over to McAvity five .cents a cubic j the ty's portion, total, interrupt thc supply of water or 'walks, 'local improvement, S2.000: city'g "portion, 000; It will be remembered that last j year's local. improvements, city's-por'tidn, total, yard. According to Mr. Daniel, this !d Mr withdraw. five cents per cubic yard represented Anolher 5Cene. followed; Mr. ponsibilitv of "making definite charg-j Mrs. Ferguson, who has been visit.. es. Mr. "Daniel was .on his feet inpng her daughter, Mrs, .F.. Agnew a moment. He'thought it was going! now Burned, to her. hqme in beyond the limit to refer -to another i Calgary. Mrs.. Agnew. and daughter dishonorable, accompanied Mrs. Ferguson and will spend a few days visiting in Cal- the value of McAvity's influence with the department. The agreement May- es had with McAvity was corrupt., im- Thc Canadian Bank of Commerce has coniidence in Lethbridge. The j moral and illegal. He quoted the offlrials aL Toronto, learning of to show that it was il- i -TA-- igg-jj The McAvity got as Pugsley refusing to withdraw and af- ter ten minutes Mr. Daniel declared gary. nt do to Toronto to confer with Messrs. Smith. Kerry and Chacc regarding the installation of a new pump. the rapid have rowth of the city this the share was nothing but plain plun- 1 building. they ha-d arranged to con-j dering. and undisguised robbery therefore, reported to Mr.. Arnold who in turn :As a result'the council that ofthe bankwill'not of follow the matter up outside House. Mr. Pugsley altered would the! the! This estimate by the reported to the POWER PLANT BYLAW- Considerable t'lTnc pump might he dispensed with for a! iin discussing- -the bylaw to raise 'that the pump he reqxiirctl so j. be cheers until the plans "have beenj .Mr. .Daniel quoted the Emmergon Pugsley should resign. He concluded by ooo additional iov- the power plant' the council moved that the pump re-. and pumping station. The council are convinced that the plant is an absolute necessity. Peo- pie can't expect, .to get light or wa- ter, when the numufscturing end both systems are at the Mmit. In commended by Superintendent nnri is provided.for in his resolution calling for a c-stimatcii. f commission of inquiry. be, ordered immediately through j The report on the power plant fur-j Mr. Pugsley started his reply by Smith, Kerry and Chaco, ftnd_ by Smith, Kerry and Chace be stating that when reading- it at a they wire plans immediately. The plans.are necessary to accepted, subject to approval of the burger.ses. Voting on all the bylaws will meeting in St. Premier Haz- en had deliberately falsified the doc- words and was allowed to proceed, jster He held that there was nothing to] investigate The only -thing which i Paa St'v could possibly call for an investiga-1 tioii was collusion of Mayes and Mc-JT BUILDING PERMIT! David Summerviile, dwelling, Ar- 'St., Thomas Judson, dwelling, dwelling, Bom- Avity, with an officer of the. depart-1. mfiit in getting the contract. If the j Crown should proceed against any-1 one it should 'be against Mayes and not against McAvity. He closed with; a peroration with a plea for conception, of public life by its pub-; lie men.; and not to seek to discred-j MO i jrre t V tmt I Er it their -opponents by falsehood and i ument in regard to a date. In his slanderous attacks. the fccond .place facts spccfi" declaredi in" by Mes- Owing to unavoidable delay in getting coal from outside of the city, the city's electric "poorer plaut waa uOWil'. for two hours this afternoon thus delaying the issue of the Herald. ;