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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta Daily Herald VOL. I. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA., TUESDAY, AUGUST.II, lift. NO. 204. BAD WRECK ON NORTHERN PACIFIC MONEY IN IT a. meritgHbuntted to the city council last evening by A. AV. Orinsby, perintendent of the city electric light and power department; it was.shown that for seven months, from D oem. her 31st, 1907 to June 30th, 1908, that had.. nraHiecd.. n.. surplus Fut Tram Ditched Bndge Beta? Bwd Mont., Aug. Pacific train No. 2, the north coast limited, met with a disastrous wreck twelve west of 'Glendive last night. Fireman A. B. Matthews and an unknown tramp wore killed and' thirty injured., Few of those injured were seriously hurt and ail but one, Wilson, an express mes- senger, will recover.. The train was travelling probably at a speed oi fifty mi lea an hour when vithia two miles of Allard station, it rounded a curve and ran into a burned bridge 150 long. Engineer JJtch. coultl not see that the structure. was out until the train .was, virtually over the casement. When he did see it, he quickly reversed'the engine and threw on the emergency brakes- which pre- vented all the coaches except the smoker and mail car from going in to the ditch; A relief train bearing physicians .left this city ..at once fo the scene .'and a wrecking train was made up and is now at work clear ing the; track. The dead; togethe with the injured, were .brought tt .Glendive and are now being cared foj The dead are A. B. Matthews, fire Dickinson, S. D.; unknown tramp. .The most seriously injured are: C. D. engineer, J, R. Wil son. express messenger; fatally scald ed, by steam, H. Oliver. SIMMONS STRIKES OUT FROM THE SHOULDER At Open Meeting of Trades and Labor Council HARVEST.HANDS NEEDED Winnipeg, Aug. iin. uigration stated this no ruing that he could at the present ime twenty thousand men for _ T _i A A xt harv at work alone. This ACCCptS LatlQ QUCStlOH ES iSSUC 3110. GetS After the s saying nothing of Saskatchewan and Alberta. He has an order from for two thousand men. ST. JOHN'S GIFT St': John, N: B., Aug. city of St. John has decided to grant to the Fernie Relief Fund at once and aiitliorixe the Mayor of Fernie to draw for J500 more if ne.ded. SENATOR MERNER DEAD Aug; Samuel Merner, died here this morn, ing. He was born in Switzerland in 1825 and came to Canada in 1837, settling on a farm, west of New Ham- burg. He wiis Appoint-d to! the sen. A. R. I. and Its Land Grants Refers to Mr. Magrath's Connection With Them Conservative Candidate at j Meeting BORDEN IN TORONTO 11 v u J.UI VUhU, Hug. jju.. JL Jacques Cartier, who is in the city, says R. L. Borden will visit Toronto next month in company with Premier McBride of British Columbia and Premier Hazen of New Brunswick and Premier Roblin. of Manitoba. Mr. Monk looks for g neral i lections in October. A TERRIBLE FALL Winnipeg, Aug. Stewart, porter in the Union Bank here while cleaning windows on the second stofl ?y of the bank this morning lost his balance ami fell to the pavement, breaking both his arms and fractur- ing his Bkull. He lies in a precarious condition at the general hospital. WILL SURVEY HUDSON BAY ROUTE The fat is in the fire. At the. la. -spoke of' the Railway Commission HUDSON BAY THE CHIEF In the Ensang Sasbtekewal Proyiftrial Election Only a Few Dollars Needed to Reach Figure Aimed At The Daily.Herald started .out to raise for the Fernie.Relief Fund. That was'the balance due on the carload of provisions after the city council had1 contributed Today we are' able to Regina, Sask., Aug. Wal- ter Scott in his address at Arcola, declared that Mr. Haul tain's attitude on the. building of the Hudson Bay Railway had made that the chief-is- .'sue. of the campaign and appar- ent that during the remaining days of the campaign this question wjlljije. vigorously rpreaswl 'upon the atterif: tion of the electors. Mr! Scott in 'his ;ArcoIa addresi. said that if Saskatchewan- supported the Haultain attitude towards thfe Hudson Bay 'it''might1'-be. taken for granted: that the Dominion government would immediately drop their plan cf immediately building the road because If the wan-people that they; did not want them to do Domin- ion government would be justified in at'their word. bor held last night under the auspices of the Trades and Labor Council; W. C. M. .P. P. and Liberal candidate for the House of Commons, who was the speaker of the evening, .took, the Conservaiivi speakers and newspapers at their word and accepted the land question as an issue of the forth coming elec- tin. He admitted that in one or two instances there.had been grafting in the administration of: the public lands and one of those was the graft the Alb rta Railway and Irrigation Co. got _A- Magrath, the Conservative candidate, was the land commission r for the com. pany and hence, Mr. Simmons charg- ed was connected with and had know- ledge of the dealings. .Mr. Magrath was pr sent at the meeting and con. 'radicted; Mr. Simmons upon one or two occasions, which contradictions ihe speaker accepted for the present. Mr. Simmons had been asktd to speak to the labor men and his ad- dr.ss was chiefly on issues directly' concerning the wqrking man and the question causing the greatest excite. ment came in as Mr. Simmons ac- cepting the leading "of the speak ra it a previous similar meeting, in dis- cussing one or two matters indirectly concerning them. Sidney Duncan, president of- th3 Trades and Labor Council made a very efficient chair- man. Messrs. Magrath and Ives were invited to take 'seats on 'the plat- sibain-in the audience. r- .'.Mr. Simmons in his opening re. which had almost power over railwaya and higher than the courts. The Alien Labor Act pre- vent from bringing contract labor from other countries but this act did not meet with Con- servative favor M instanced by ihe animated debate io the House. Civil of the present Par- liament was and it took the appointment ol civil servants out of politics and put'it in the hands of an All ap. pointmenU are to be by examination and competition.' 'This should have b en pasa d long ago but patronage dies'hard. As as the Dominion Government is concerned, however, it is dead. Mr, Uordc-n had said a great deal about civil service reform nd thejp a right to expect be provinces under. Conservative rule o enaftt-such legislation to bear out heir leader's words but neither Mc_ Bride, Roblih. WThitn y or Hazen lad done it nor did they show any nclination to give Tjffect to the words f their leader. The speaker had, JOB FOR MONTE ITH Toronto, Aug. was stated un- officially the Parliament buildings ibis morning that Hon. Nelson Mon_ teith. minister of agriculture, would be made agent general for Ontario in London. FOUR DEAD AfiCHATHAM ''daa'-'bbt7 prefettdo much satisfaction that- is quired to muke up that amount is a little over Now don't all rush in at once to make up the; balance, tf more than that figure conies in the Herald will see that it is seat to the proper authorities. Ferniu is still greatly hi "need of aid and the money will be acceptable.- The contributions up to .noO'V. to- day were: Previously acknowledged Lethbridge Brewing: Co. 100.00 J. A. ;3vnnuf 2.Of) Ro3ral Arch Masons, Leth- bridge 25.00 Collection at St. Roman Catholic Church on Sunday last............. 23.3O Collection.at Wesley Church Epworth League, last ev- ening 7.45 Pabst'T..... 10.OO W. A. Whitton 5.00 If not a day be lost in carrying out theft- present scheme they could expect to Ix; shipping their product yia -Fort: within .three but this scheme is. "dropped nd Mr. Haultain has to negotiate itli another government on a new cheme anything, prac- ically the.'road'would not. likely be THIRTEEN MINERS DIAD Aug. Thirteen men are dead and eight aro badly injured as thi result of an ea_ plosion of., fire damp in the Duf_ weiler mine, five miles from here. Had the Baby But Not Money marks spoke :of the fact that the labor question WAS so little understood, ilthoagh nearly eighty per cent, of thX voters are laborers. Great Brit- ain has always led them in thought and legislation. Darwin, Tyndal and Huxley, followed by Herbert Spencer, had given their lives to the study of social, political and moral reform Luter the study to the particular subject of correlationship existing be- tween capital :and labor but even yet very tew had such a grasp of the subject' as-had Carl Marx, Henry G orge and a few-others. Labor Legislation In labor legislation Gre.it Britain under Hon. W. E. Gladstone led th rforld. and Canada had taken he lie from her. Sir John A. Macdonal when addressing the Canadian Club at Edmonton two years ago advocated that'the Alberta Government take the step but it had not done so. He had no promise they would do so but he is heartily in favor of it. Crtdit to Coal Mirers In speakiug more particularly of the Industrial Disputes Act, gener- ally known as the Lemieux Act, Mr. Simmons gave credit to the coal min- ers of Lethbridge for bringing the ne- cessity for such an act before tht people. After explainineg the work- ing of the act briefly, the sp aker stated that its main purpose was to compel investigation and give pub- licity before a strike should be call- ed, thus making the people tb arbiter of the cause. The act brings parties to an amicable settlement but no r.-- ject the finding of the commission and declare a strike as tue railway ma- chinists had recently done. The act had b en effectual in s. tiling twenty- eight of the thirty disputes arising since its passing and was acknow- ledged to be the. best piece of labor legislation on the statutes. Record of Governmrnt _ Coming to the record of the Al. HARVESTERS COMING St. John, N. B., Aug. and harvesters left here tonight for Western Canada. Th-r- will be eight trains. Big Party of Sawyers to Leave Ottawa Nexi Week NO MEN FOR LOCAL C.P.R. SHOPS As the Result Street Car Col- lision herta Government, Mr. Simmons vras not ashamed of it. At the election of 1905, he had opposed the introduc- tion .of the labor issui while the con- stitutional issues of tin school and land questions were being settled. At his nouiiJaatwur-he T Chatriaro Aug. dead as the result of a street car -collision yes- terday now number four. Michael and James.P. Laisayp hav; succumbed to injuries. Miss Martha Henry 34 years not expected to live. The names of the .others injured are: Lawr.nce Do Navan, leg brok- en, other fractuml. Kathleen Dono- van, legs broken. Patrick Donovan, one leg broken. John Reid compound Foreman PennefaAer Says He is Getting on Very Well, ThoHgh ed to an eight-hour law, and he had ii.yer heard of a Conservative can_ didate in Alberta making any such pledge, and at the first caucus at Ed- monton, he threw the question among the Liberal members and had little difficulty in getting the m mbers from the rural constituencies to agree to it. Finally after a commission had made a very thorough investigation, the pres.-Rt 8-hour law which. is now ackuowl dged by Mr. Sherman and otht-rs who ought to know as being hotter than the B.C. law. In opposing the act, the operators had set forth the very arguments that Mr. Magrath used at Regina when th? eight hour nd .for ten years. In view_ of :wha ap- pointments. Fair Officer A fair wage officer had been ap- pointed but the speaker want -d to see his powers extended and in. croased so as to deal with labor or nil public utilises, for he beli ve ranks of the strikers were swelled by 150 men of the car building department today The company, it is said, is quietly swear- ing in men to act as special con_ stabl s and that today there are two lundred of these in and about the Angus shops. While the company's officials maintain absolute silence, it s surmised that this movement will le followed by bringing in mechan- ics from outsid? points to take the places of the strikers in the course of the next few days. So for as is known no overtures have The entries for the exhibits at the fair have been, made and today the judges have been busy awarding the prizes. There is an good show- ing of live stock. The entries this year "excel those of last year 4n both quality and quantity. There are lot of good heavy draught horses at the grounds this year. The poultry hall also contains inore and better birds than it did last year. On the whole the showing in the Exhibition Hall is about the same as last year. The exhibit of fruit, and domestic products is said to be smaller than last year, but flowers and vegetables aro superior to last sir's exhibits. Some of the business firms in the city have very attractive displays at the hall. It is expected that the attendance tomorrow will be a record breaker. The Indian parades will take place tomorrow and Thursday at 1.30 o'clock. There will be four hundred Indians in the parade and they will be dressed in full dress and war paint. This p_nrnrie has always been a feature of the Fair especially to the new-comers and visitors who have never seen such a parade. Thos. Robinson, a well known Win- nipeg lawyer, foil oft" a train near J the Conservative he said, Montreal and sustained in juries from "have strongly advocated your putt- Bindlcy, not in ing a labor mnn in the field. I that unique position. My Quo-, was killed by being run over term ns a legislator has been short by a runaway horse. NOTICE Tomorrow nnd Thursday the Daily Horalcl will go to press at 12 o'clock. Advertis rs must have copy for advertisements in our hniute the night prev_ ious in order to guarantee serf ion in noxt day's issue but I am not afraid to place my re- cord against any, J am making no rash promises but am willing to be judged by my record." "I had hoped." continued Mr. Sim mons. "that in this campaign that great questions of the tariff, of trans portntion. or of immigration would be the issues. I thought the land question had settled by the poo- pie three years ago but here and there is a weak voice trying to re- City Residence Was Robbed night some one sneaked in through the back door of the rest- b en offered on other "ol the sides of J- Bompas St.. the dispute 'anrt took between and S80 m James O'ConntJl, president of an" nn SS cJrcqw metal trades branch of the Ameri- can F deration of I.abor is expected here in the morning to act with pres- ident B-. 11 Hardy in directing the strike. This is taken indicate thu? men's intention to make a long fight of it. vive it. Mr. Borden "a platform is in (Continued on 3.) TOO MUCH FOR HIM St. John. N. n., Aug. Mc. Mamis, labor r dropped dead of heart failure upon re. c iving the news that he had bet'n left a share in the estate of th; Dobbs family in England, amounting to probably about hand bag that was down stairs. There is no clue as to the thief. TELEGRAPHIC BRSEFS The casualties amongst Alpine climbers this year will be heavy. In July alone fourteen were killed. Sparwell. of Montreat, won the CnnsdiaTi tennis championship defeating Foulkes, of Ottawa, last year's champion. Prof. Rutherford, Winnipeg, declin- ed the appointment of deputy minis- ter of Agriculture for Saskatchewan and it :s now reported that Prof. Cummings, of Truro. N. S., has offered the position. ;