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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta IONUS1NG THE IMMIGRANTS IKTTACK ON LIBERAL GOVERN. MENT'S POLICY EFFEC- TIVELY MET to tho Herald.) "that, while thc rovmiment maintain. H A T i hospitals at Quebec, Halifax and i St. Johns for the treatment of tra-' 1 V choma, immigrants suffering from the disease, were not admitted unless there was a prospect of. an early re- covery ami tho patient himself bad enough money to pay for tho treat- j ment or the steamship company was prepared to de-fray the cost rather than return him to his own country. Where the case was susceptible of an i early cure, thc steamship company IRRIGATION HERE F-Qttawu, April the House of'sometimes preferred to bear this' F. Monk, Conservative raHber than return him to his own fnernber for Jaques Cartier, attacked 'COUntlT- Where .the case was suscep- {tiblqs of an earij' cure, uie steamship ie government's immigration policy, moved that the system of bonus- ig. be discontinued, conveying the that it -was responsible; was not prepared to defray the thp influx of undesirables. He cost of treatment. he was not allow- 'company sometimes preferred to bear this charge; but, if the patient had not the money or the steamship com- Canadian Officials to Go to Washington on Important Mission MURDERER IS STILL TO BE FOUND that they must have selectee! im- as opposed to indiscrimin- [te immigration. The minister of the interior replied Jfhat the very intention of the house a selection who were fssimilablo und suited to the ed to land and t he steamship com- pany had to take him back.' There was a hospital oa thc Pacific Coast, but. owing to the changed conditions Ottawa, Ont., April W. F. King, chairman of the Canadian lions' of the country. Bonus was paid only fanners, farm laborers, rail- construction men, and female servants; that on the very 1-ont page of government pamphlets the- announcement that these "the only people whom the Ca- Iminigration Department ad- in respect of immigration, the gov- Commission, and Mr. eminent had decided not to Campbell, head of the Irrigation give treatment there to any branch of the Interior Department j immigrants suffering from Washington, D.C., today to choma, but to exclude them on arriv- confer with the American authorities charge of the irrigation and.re- Mr. Monk read statistics of the clamation bureau in reference to an numbers of people, who, intending at international question of consider- first to settle in Canaua, changed able importance to the whole irriga- their minds and went across the bor- tion -of the Canadian West, der. There was nothing to show Tiie matter at issue is in connec- Ji'ises to go to Canada and -that ull'that tho government had tlOn wfth the Plans of the American ijthers should get definite assurance not paid bonuses on them, and, if Company to divert the employment in Canada before leav il had> il for the bene- waters Mary's River south of Ipg horn.-, and have money enough to fit of tbe United States. Ipport them for a time in case of i -The United States kept a most care Appointment." The bonus was Uul on its immigrants. FORTY MEN LAID OFF Colcman Mind Not as Busy Owing to Shortage of Orders Colcman, April S. lla.ll is about- leaving town for Arrow Luke, Jfl. C., where he has bought about fourteen acres which he intends mak- ing into a fruit farm. We glad to see Mr. Cert Whit- ey, one of thy clerks ot ihe Slercan- j tile, oii the streets ugain. For he has beeii receiving treat- ment at the Blairemore'ftanitorium for and has so far recovered as to be able to ust- j his right hand freely his left being i still affected. Mr. Aitken, another one of the clerks of. the same store, is also down with rheumatism, but his is muscular instead of inflammatory. Frank, April Frank Paper Through lack of orders, and be- i says: Notwithstanding that the po cause the C.P.R. does not need as {lice have during the past- week, been much c oal as in the winter, about! unremittent in their efforts to solv OR. ENGLAND DEAD Sudden Summons to Leading Winni- peg Physician' Mounted Police Completely in the Dark About Frank Case Winnipeg, Man., April W S. England, one of the most promin- ent surgeons oi Western Canada, died at his home here early tlm morning. Yesterday England was attending to his duti s as usual but about midday he was taken ill and died shortly after of cervbral appoplexy. The news of his death will come as a shock to many throughout Canada- He leaves two brothers in. Montreal, F K a physician and s. England, a member of the bar. His father Francis is still liv- ing a.t Dunham. He leaves a wife but no children. sixty rqen havc been lai'd off in the mine and forty more are to follow soon. Instead of twenty-seven hund- dred tons of coal per day, which iras thc output for some months past, only fourteen hundred or so are tak- the best men in the force, plain the mystery of the murder of Con stable Wilmot which ix-cured the morning of April 5th, their labors are wholly unrewarded. Some o: clothes men and men -in uniform, o -attract the desimulu who were doiug well pough when- they were-and would I ot leave" their if -the super- advantages of from the of the Interior the information which was available to the, Hon. gentleman was also av- State, I Milk -Alberta. River boundary which to has the its en 'out at present. It is possible i have been working on the case day this may continue for several months j and night, yet the officers state that However, fully four hundred men are j they are as completely in the dark still at work and it is expected ev- erything will be normal again within a few mouths. ilr. Hill intends taking a, trip to York, and other .eastern points ,source in Idaho and flows northward ;into Alberta and at the border krestsd them, agency. some active, in- went across into their country, j The undesirable and, through their assistance, the a general stream of un-1 Dominion officials obtained a list of. jbiicited immigration, and were the! persons passing out, and, if any of i accompam-ment of all j the immigrants on Ijp-ge movements of people. ipaj( [Mr. Monk quoted the amounts and 1the jercentuges on which bonuses pen paid in the different years of j the booking agent. The egress The i intention oi the American company is The waters of the St. Clary's are now used in a large irrigation sys- f Lethbridge and the Ca- were 3 pro-, interests of Southern Alber- and the bonus was'- 01 the w. that supply of the irrigated for all th relative to the identity ef the perpe- trator of the crime and the actual cir- cumstances of the killing as they -srere at the "outset. In their work on the.case the pc- before opening up again with Mr. O. i lice have ascertained the owner of Driscoll somewhere in the West. On Wednesday at a public meeting that had been anoounced from the everj' gun in the entire. district- and have inquired into the movements of the owners on the night of the mur- pulpit of the Presbyterian Church on der. They have worked on many Sunday, Society ol Christian--En- ories and run them out" to a conclu- deavor was in connection sion, yet the mystery remains as im- with the church. The meeting was well attended and enthusiastic. Eev. ytr. Murray occupied vthe chair until organization had taken' place when penetrable as ever. Some of the theories worked, upon CASSELL'S SNQUSRY Ottawa, April Cassels announced this morning that he would open an inquiry into the marine de- partment either Thursday or Friday next. He had nothing to say now but would make a statement at the open- ing of the enquiry as to its scope. query in xegard Doiikhobo'rs in Arthur jail, He had, ed, he Ontario' government. that 'there was no room ;in" prisons for these Doukhobors, V there were 19 in the Port'Arthur'jail'-; and that fifty were living in Fort liam. They were willing to Saskatchewan but KO less they were .released. Officials-on behalf of the attorney general tario therefore urged that .the govern-- ment pardon the Doukhobors in jaiL- Consequently he had had a Jeleftranaf, sent to Magistrate, Palling, of Fort William, asking for a report on the prisoners but he denied that anything' "r more was sent asking for a report favor of a pardon and stating that the Doukhobors would be sent Sir Wilfrid Laurier'stated bassador Bryce "had sent -a" c-opyVof 1" the treaty the United' States to the "Colonial of-'' fice. ._ Ambassador Bryce had asked if--the 'anadian government desired'that a copy be sent direct and Sir Wilfrid I" had replied in, 'the' BrilM Defence ef the 1m- mipatiofl Poli y'of the Liberal Ottawa, -April e Commons spent today on the immigration, ques- tion. After the -word had been said- Mr. Monk's resolution placing the- Opposition on record a's being opposed n' toto to the> whole system of en- couraging bonuses to booking agents or the immigration of a class most were: First that the murder .was I needed in Canada, namely those, who committed, by a burglar. That tKey Lie present administration. people to the United States was no .The minister of the interior sa'id disadvantage. Thev were people ('future needs. As the waters of the St. Mary's who coming from Europe, or Great Britain under misconception of Can- 7 AiUWtC conditions, were be rediverted to the gt_ and the smallness of percentages upon which paid showed that discrimination b.v the liiimigra-1 j tried the PAYMKXT OF BONUSES safety valve against discontent remarked that if bonuses Canada- paid at all, they should be paid that the indiscrim- ?t to the booking agents, but toi using of agents in Europe to flow through necesgarv that the permanency of the in khern Alberta irrigation system j well safe-guarded. I settlers themselves. A newcomer an uphill task in the first few had not been to the advantage of Canada. ORGANS WERE TOPSY TURVEY [Wonderful Disclosure in an Autopsy the new president was assigned to soon satisfied themselves was erron- his duties. The- following officers j eous. Next that Constable- Willmott were elected: Hon. Fres., Eev. Mr. -himself mistaken for a burglar Murray; Pres. Mr. Harmer; Vice-pres by-some person who was afraid to con- Mr, Robt. Holmes; treas., Mr. Kelley jfess his fearful of the eon- secretary, "sequences. The possibility that some Mrs. Jobbitt. .The 'first meeting businessman might h'ave'had a pri- will be held on Wednesday evening'vate watchman, on was looked into in next and promises to be a good one. I connection with -this theory and lastly the theory that the murder might have been committed elsewhere _ and the body caried to the spot where it was found but none has been productive of a result in the least encouraging. The case is proving the most baf- fling one the police have ever had to deal with in Southern Alberta, In connection with their work, the officers have been cleaning up the TO ABOLISH CREDIT SYSTEM Edmonton, April credit The Minister of the Interior point-j at John Hopkins University {svstem that has been in vogue in the jnortn since trader and trapper in- of bis struggle in a new coun- nj-l J-V- _ Kciauu wno cu out i.nai. tne DOOKing agents, who ght to have the money. received bonuses, were selected by the Baltimore, Md., April 23 -Surgeons country has been practic- nie Minuter or the Interior re- assistant superintendent of immicra- I-in TnKn wmi i' JOUrgeons F im ttfm r m John Hopkins nospital during an ally abolished this year and all trad- led that this would be assisting The Conservative govern rut hud given bonuses to immi- mts, and found it a failure and iaquislied it- ULr. Monk said it was hard to de- a nan, after he had once reach- Canada, and immigrants, ought, tion in London, and they received payments on only' the classes before autopsy on the body of John E. Mc- Keighan, of St.-Xouis, were astonished I j w y 'i >_. mentioned. very effective MO discover that inside of the setting, the organs in the body were cattered about in almost unbelieve- discrimination was used. CRIMES OF-IMMIGRANTS- ifr. ifonk laid stress on the num- bers out of work in the cities and able vays' His heart wa5 jrefore, to be examined, as to their j >ral, mental and physical fitness I immigrants. ore tney left their own country, i Minister of crime said in 1S95 and pulatiou was the not he Minister of the Interior point- out that under recent regulations immigrants, assisted to come to inada by English charitable organ- tiierc many out of work. The j a position the reverse of normal. His kidneys were united by a ligiment in and the liver Interior UPSlde with" the gal1 blad- the smaller or- crimes that were perpetrated by -v the shaPe of a horseshoe although much unknown der on toP- sans were a chaos entanginlg ,and fattv substances- How McKeighan lived with such a the po- I smaller J uiittt iLixuitj oriran- Vi ions, were allowed to do so un- 1 trade of Canada had increased with transposition in his body ap- examined, m England by Canad- VtUlcl-u standin of people and notwith- t'he large numbers the coun- there was much i officials as to their fitness. fr. iionk stated that' the United'try had absorbed Sites imposed a head tax and de- more a "large.'revenue "therefrom." Ir 'jught Canada, jt shfc also imposed i prosperit-v' theT must have more icad tax, would get as many de-' People, oT course, of the suitable settlers; and 1har it would