Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
T5e Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume IV. Letbbrliiire. A Mi.. Wednesday, August Ifitb, Mil 'II T Number 207 MINE OPERATORS HAVE DECIDED TOOPEN MINES On Basis of Gordon-Macleod Report Union Will be Ignored Mines to Resume Work at Once and Uiat In a short time nil the strik- i Maclood, Aug. (he result of B, two days' session of ,tbo coal mine operators, held here, ii was decided to Ignore the union and open the mines. Tlraidst'islon goes Inlo effect at once, and the mines will open without dj- lay, The operators think (hat enough men will bo found to run the i iJe nmd-a to do so. LET BORDEf ANSWER FOR MIES; If ILL FOR GRITS" Sir Wilfrid Laurier's Challenge on Disloyalty Cry- Opens Cam- paign With Great Speech at Simcoe Huge Crowd Tribute to Late John Charlton Siracoc, Out., Aug. Wilfrid thin. era will bo at work. The oi1 work will be on the hasis o[ mnjority report of (he board -jlgtud hy llr. Gordon nnd Colin Macleod in behalf of the a-ito'-a'-'jivs. The mines will be opon within a fow'nc arrived from Toronto about noon Goo. P. Gra- If Mr. Doidi'ii will answer for at least three different elections thcf his campaign here to- J Tories' 1 will. j day by addressing ft gathering. days, as by Hon. __________i ham, Hon. Kodolpu SEVERE HAIL STORM HIT CROPS Most Severe Around Wil- son Siding; Came from the North For the second time since C. B: liowman has been keeping the gov- j t.ho horses renderl FATAL Accident Caused by Hai Storm; Teamster Died from Injuries and many others. II., answer lor the had refused lo do so. The agreement for the abatement of tariff, with the United States was not an obstacle to Uritish preference. He then referred to the facility with which .the agreement might be to sccuru and enlarge thc prefer-! abrogated, hut it had been a diffi- tnicle 'with England taking the j cult matter to bring about a rcduc- Tliy speaker tlie Conserva- tives who while claiming to he zealous for preferential trade with Leniicux, Hon. I Great Ilritain opposed every step tak- SIFTON WILL SPEAK IN FAVOR OF RECIPROCITY Alberta's Premier Strongly in Its Favor Will. be of Great Benefit to This Province, He Says Edmonton. Aug. Sifton returned to the city from England to- day and was at the government olti- ces this afternoon. Prior to his trip abroad he refused to make a declara- tion on reciprocity, but today came out strongly In Its favor. He Bald: "I am an advocate of reciprocity, and chiefly because I think it is going to be a good thing (or Alberta. I would stand 'behind policy which would be of real benefit to our province." The premier further intimated that be prepared to tike a hind in the campaign for Liberalism and reciprocity In when the executive .work of own gov-J ernment well In hand. was cllairm'ln'; fcroncc to. Great Britain unless it anil opened--the meeting with a short j ,vas returned. The Liberals, however, W. I.. M. Kini 51. Mowat, President of the would gjvc n pre. R protemivc tariff. He admit- ted the Democrats of thc United States were comjng into power and that their policy was to reduce the tariff, but the method they hid adopt- ed for obtaining the tarii! reduction was Better Than Waiting for the Democrats to come into pow- er and reduce the tariff because that was in the hush. Another consider- ation was that if the Democrats speech. Hal. Doniey then presented an address of welcome on behalf of the town. Sir Wilfrid Lauricr re- sponded to the -address from '.he NIT- folk Liberals in opening his campaign speech and said that he was glad of but was glad to say Company's stores. Robert Carnegie, thi.i eampaigi I official teamster for the Jail, was driv-1 his health was better than -jvcr be- llng a four-horse team attached to a I fore. It was his privilege to nliei: to load of sand, when the storm struck the electors free trade with their ig them almost neighbors. It had received the ,iclive ernment weather bureau here, South- i frantic. Carnegie was jerked from em Aiborta was visited by a late hail the load and fell In front of the wag- in August, It had been generally be-; on, the wheels passing over his legs lleved, basing predictions on tbe re- i in two places. His limbs sustained of onjy liberals, but cord-3 of years past, that the hail sea-! three fractures, while his thigh was j for forty years un- ion for 1911 was past. This, how-, ground almost, to a pulp. Bleeding tj] (hc turned dicir support of such men as Drown, Sir -John A. JIacdonald, Cat- tier :mcl Tilley. Tills policy had over, did not prove to be the case profusely he was curried into a near- end the loss to numbers of the farm- j by ofilce, where for a time he became ers in the affected district will be i conscious, but soon relapsed into an large.: I unconscious condition. Me wns cqn- The heat of the past few days was! v'eyed to-the hospital, and this responsible for the storm which, from i morning It wajr decided that amputa- all accounts, gathered west cf High oi would he necessary in the foothills.' In that, dls-1 to lavTITIs life. The consent, ot the trict there was a severe storm of wiml patient to-the amputation was not Which however, apparently received-by the doctors, and about dul little damage to the crops. Frpm'j 11 o'clock this morning ,the poor fel- gathering .point of the storm it j low succumbed to his injuries, broke and travelled south ,aud Carnegie is a young Scotchman of about twenty-fiVe years ,of age, and .formerly worked for the government on a farm at Ponokn. He was brought to-Lethbrldee by Arch. McLean and was a good industrious workman. He has only one relative living In Can- gathering force ap It came south. Re- ports from the'.'north indicate that the hall which accompanied the storm began to fall in the vicinity of Cham- pion, and In that district tho damage tiono-was fairly targe, probably r.fty per cent, the amount of the a Mrs. Ewert of Calgary, total area affected. Prom Champion was for last night and the storm travelled.in a south-easterly direction to Monarch, where the crops were seriously damaged. Thc itlth of the storm area was about three miles, and in the half mile in central portion the damage was the heaviest. At Monarch, according to tho report of Mr. Ross, of that place, tfca storm changed Its direction sharp- ly at an angle of thirty degrees, head- ipg straight for Lethbridge, where it fcrolrc'about five o'clock. From following a south- easterly course along the line of the 'A. R. and 1. railroad the storm swept along, its path being v.bout Bis miles in width. Wilson Siding and Stirling larmers In .the path of the storm were severely hit, although some tarms in the direct line ot the storm missed, and less than' twenty- per cent, loss is reported. however, have .lost their total yield In places the hail fell to a depth of four inchfcS; Of the farms affect- ed some cutting had been done, av- erasing perhaps forty per cent, of the total crop. Other crops in the line of storm were shelled so that the total loss will be about seventy-five per cent. Many Districts Wire Not Touched, IJiamond City, Coaldale .and other points reporting nothing mor-3 serious than a rain stoftn. At Stirling the storm apparently broke, I'.aving by that time spent itself, and toutll and east of that place thc dam- age will 'be very small- Some slight damage is reported around New Day? ton and down as far aa. t'-migh the width of the area affected ir, said to be not more than a :nile, and as the hail even in these parw 'lisht, the loss will nowiiere be .more than twenty-fh'c per cent, of the crop visited by the storm. Apparently then the storm broke the heaviest from Champion to Stir- ling, and the loss In the strip affected will be about 7S per cent, of the crops touched. Several Lethbridge farmers will bo h-oavy losers, but they are al- ready looking forward optimistically to next year to recuperate (heir losses. Any of them who had any praln cut Hate that they will nflle lo save nlmolt all of what was In the stook. to that' Mieri 'am very few who will austaln a'total loss. (Continued on came down today to look after the burial of. her'brother. A prisoner by tig; name of Wilson, who the icaj with Carnegie at the time of the accident, was thrown off the load but refused to bargain with the and offered Preference Without Return. There were, people who thought the British might yet give preference but DORIOLIVER HAS'BEEN FWJND (Special Herald) Aug. ,16. Dora E. Oliver, the missing 17-year-old girl of Bow- ville, AUa., has -been found at Coch- rane, iintl last night her mother kft iJalgary, her headquarters during her Bushels in One Field of Wheat in Magrath District Aug. farmerr of the Magrath district are now busily engaged from sun-up -in cun-down I came into power and the lariil reduc- tllelr and from pre- MARTIAL LAW ON BRITISH RAILWAYS search, to fetgh home. backs npoii it last February. It v.as onlv three years since the last par- liament opened anil the Conservatncs claimed that, the election was due to their superior lactics, hut the-oppo- sition hod done nothing but block the business of parliament. Thoy. were simply bluffing, and in reality did r.ot desire an election. They wanted the government to abandon reciprocity. The Liberals believed that between the two countries inter-reciprocal trade, would >rof'c mutually beneficial, hut Canada would mind to he married in tho fall. It Word was feceived by the mother from _a. source sberfefusedfo divulge that her .daughter for whom she had been frantically searching for over three weeks, was in Cochriine. The pleasant ..task of tho news was em- bittered somewhat hy the added infor- mation that she had fully made up her escaped with but slight injuries. BUILD RAILWAY FROMPINCHER Vesterday mornins there departed from this city a large contracting out- tit, the property of W. Skonson, the Montana railway contractor, that, ont- tit having spent the previous night in the city. It was comprised ot about to nreri and 75 com- ing from the south. The outfit, was. under the control of Mr. Skouson's three sons and provisioned -In this city sufficient lo lasi it for some time. From here they journeyed io Pinchcr City to commence operations on the L'algary-Bntte line, malting Plncher j the basis of their operations. Mr. SKouson stayed over in the cily ami j met a number of men who came in on yesterday afternoon'-3 local- from Montana, and his form nsar Raymond, and whom he ssnt on to Pinyher io reinforce those gone before. profit more because of being the smaller market. Reciprocity History. Sir Wilfrid then reviewed the cir- cumstances leading up to the -fram- ing of the pact to the lime when al- ter two months of strenuous work, President Tuft had succeeded in beat- ing the obstructionists in bis own- country and passed the "agreement through Congress. He asserted that Canadian-: could have Ihe pact to- morrow if they wanted it. That was the question before thc country. If the j-topli! of Ontario would givc the government a hand in Quebec and join the majority they would pass the agreement anil then there would be reciprocity all over the land. Annexation Ridiculed He ridiculed the idea of annexation, asserting that no one had ever heard of the United States going to conquer and as for the -only other method, seduction, no one believed that thc Americans by coming to Canada could seduce Canadian citi- zens to join the United States. "Mr. (hat the girl Ifi in service at -Cochrane for which place she ap- pears to have made for as soon as she. sot to Calgary. It Is highly prob- able that she was seen in Calgary on Sunday last by Fireman Hinch, of the central fire hall, who saw a girl answering her description riding along; Ninth avenue. She may have ridden into town on her pony from Uochrane and returned to that place in the evening. Mrs. Oliver, who has hardly been able to eat or sleep during the past three weeks, was overjoyed at the news and.made hurried preparations for departure by the first train to Uochrane. Sbe was a little disappointed told that the girl intended being mar- ried In the fall and was emphatic !f snc lm'l nor way not happen until the girl was cf .more mature age. tion would he given to all the world and Canada would meet in American sent indications a total yield of one snd a half million bushels, will ba markets the competition of This does not Include the world, whereas, as were now the [..rcferi-nce had been given Canada alone, which, was better for Canada. Favored Nation Treaties Statements had been made with wails and lamentations that in giv- ing' this agreement to the United i States the door had been opened to the whole world, because of some old treaty cntrfed into by. Great Britain in Barbaric days, which contained favored nation privileges. There were somt! countries..-to- which Canada would he compelled agree- ment to apply 'the same-tarifl terms as to the United States. Bolivia, Argentina, Austria-Hungary, Switecr- land, Japan and others from none of which Canada imported little if any natural products. It was ridiculous to say that they need fear those countries. At the imperial con- ference, Sir 'Wilfrid slated, he hinted that these old.treaties might some day be an obstacle to the future growth of Canada, and he moved a resolution, which was passed unani- Spring Coulee district, which is at a veritable wheat field, that will yield another half million bush- els. Never has such a crop been fleen In this or any other country, ft could not he ibetter. The farmers and business men are mutually re- joicing, as it means prosperity' to both. Heathcrshaw and Phillips haye just started a small army of men and ma: chines working on their magnificent two thousand acre field of fair wheat, south of town. This field Is certain- ly a picture, and la a splendid exam- ple of what can be raised In South; .ern Alberta. Mr. Phillips Informed your correspondent" jesterday that they were figuring on their crop av- eraging 45 bushels to the: acre, or ,'JOJOOO mishela altogether. This is a world's record, but there are every Indications that it will go that heavy. Jensen .Brothers have been cutting now for the past week on their im- mense fields west .of town, and the IB a splendid crop. They esti- mate their total yield at. bush- els. Mr. Jensen stated, today that he expected to start threshing in about moushvthat if ever any pressure, C. P. R. BOAT DELAYED Liverpool, Aug. sailing ofj thc .Canadian Pacific Hallway's boat. Lake Champlain. is indefinitely post- was besought hy these nations, Majesty's government would enter in- to negotiations to rescind the treat- ies. Not a Traitor He had been criticized hy the Tory press and called a trairor. He was not a traitor. He did'no.t parade his loyalty very often, but was born un- der a form of liberty and did not think that false appeals to loyalty would estrange his fellow Canadians from hiiii. Everyone was perhaps in spite of themselves, that hlooci was thicker than water and harmony, peace and concord prevail- ed between the great nations of thc North American continent. He thank- earlier than Is usually the case: These are hut two ejamples.. Many more could -be cited, but "suffice to say that -Magrath is reaping the greatest crop in her history, which, is saying a great deal. COOL RECEPTION FOR CANDIDATE ppned. The Canadian lines, like others accept no responsibility for Border, will he here in two j delay while the present trouble con- declared thc premier, "and I ...say 'tlnues. ed hen veil that expressions of hostil- -ci'p no longer heard. Only last a treaty had been signed "by King George and. .President Taft which made it absolutely impossible, for there to be war between the two nations. 'Magrath, Aug Conservative present political campaign, bin fight here tonight. The IP not likely to 'he very. attended a-s the farmers, who form the major por- tion of this difltrict'H nro loo busy harvesting their crops to mix up in politics Then, too, the ada. "As lie say-g. the situation is Quebec. HAMAR GREENWOOD -WRITES OF CANADIAN. ELECTIONS London, Aug. Hamar Green- wood, Vi. P., writes to the Westmin- ster Gazette, out lining thc features of the approaching ejections in Can- the key The only hope of the Conservatives to defeat Lanrler there is to join with the Na- tionalists, who aro advocating Canad- ian independence and no party. A survey of this -situation ought to make even the wildcat Imperialism in Eng- land pa Hue before accusing Premier lAiurier of lukewarmness in Tmpcrml matters." Greenwood concludes: "Thc motto of Canadian Lllwmls is 'Laurler and larger markets.' The op- position of English-speaking Canadian Conservatives to reciprocity is tias- ed upon the presumption that reci- procity for the annexation of Canada to tho United Statei." MAGRATH FAVORED FARMERS' DEMANDS FOR RECIPROCITY Grain Growers' Delegate to Ottawa Tells of Interview With Local Member in the House Farmers Disappointed in Western Conservative Members "You are right, men, and you.arc.working along right lines. I don't eipact the government will givc yon what you want, lint you are making thorn take notice. I'm with you and will help you nil I can." These are words used by C. A. Magrath, to a body of the r.innors' delegation, >s nearly as one of the men who heard him utter In'the lobby of the House of Commons when the (treat farmers' was in Ottawn last win- ter, can remember them. The words were spoken with reference to the farmers' demands for reciprocity with the' United States and were hoard hy a number of tho delegates to whom they were addressed and were given ]Rst night to Thc Herald by one of the. man, a delegate, who was close to him, when Mr. Magrath spoke them. "I cannot understand how be changed continued rtis oeleote. "He seemed to with all sincerity and conviction when he promised us his support." "He was not thc only one. either. Glen Campbell, Dr. Hoclw. Br. and W. D. Staple, were In th. parly that, came to meet us when were going lo Ottawa and thejr all lold us that we were asking what wu right promised us their support." These four members are Conservative members for Wsalern Canadian constituencies All the members of tho Grain Growers' Association o[ the Ualted Farmers of Alberta, like the fcntle- man who auotod Mr. Magrath'a words .to The Herald, are unable to underMane1 the wddtn and ooinliWt of attitude by those members. people ere showing lery little Inter- est in the matter of anti-reciprocity, a policy, contrary to the general feeling They want the pact that It -atil be in effect when they are ready to'market their produce this fall. Tho of the meeting is un- known as yet, no advertising having been displayed thus far. It Is thought Extreme Measures Pro- posed by Government to Handle Traffic London, Aug. rioters have retired much need- rest for today the streets, are by comparison, quiet. The police and soldiers are prepared for a renewal.of hostilities when night falls TodsT teams are busy removing goo4s from railroad stations to houses and the work is not being molested. On docks work is at a standstill lontlnued rioting at the Merser.la not lalculated to confidence elae- vhere and men at other ports are rf-, fusing to discharge cargoes from steamers, winch have been diverted from Liverpool. -strike at Glasgow Glasgow, for example, which has just disposed of a street railway strike, now has a dock strike on hands as the result of the refusal of the men to remove tbe cargo of a fruit steamer sent on from Mersey. Jlailwaj men at centres today notified their superiors of their de-r termination not to handle trains em- ployed in conveying soldlera ftnd po< lice through the strike areas. The- report Is current this afternoon that (he ernment is likely to respond to this action with a proclamation of mar: tial law on all railways and replace; strikers' with men'Jiwn the royal en- gineering and army service corps. Passengers from Manchester notified that the railway compuitea could not. guarantee transportation further than Crewe, which is about twenty miles Bouthweet ei Manchee- ter. Another ominous sign of trouble the choice by tbe leaders of the mll- workers of Liverpool as the city' Tom which to direct the threatened itrike on the railways wiilch declared last night ty tbe Labor EJ- wutive, to become effective within twentj-four hours unless the employ- ers agreed to negotiate for settlement along lines set down by the workers.' The movement to Liverpool is belley- ed to be a warning that all the Im- portant lines In the United Kinxdoia i be tied up and this has caused more public concern thnr. any an- nouncement yet made. The govern- ment will eiert every effort to .die- solve such a calamity. This after- noon'Sidney Buxton, president of the Board ot Trade, Is neBOtUltinc for a conference between the men their employers. Should .the threatened railway strike mature, a partial service.will be main- tained nnd- toward this .end, the man- agers already have drafted a curtail-. that Mr. Magrath will be accompanied ed time table. Unions have about by another speaker, but who that gentleman will be has not been an- nounced. The candidate will arrive on this evening's train, will hold a meeting tonight, and proceed, to Uardaton tomorrow, where a rally will -be held. H is thought that Mr. Magrath's reception in this, his old stronghold, will be a little cool, and It will take some strong arguments to change the proclty. people as regards recl- FORTUGUE8E ARI DRILLING DAILY Mlkvr, Aug. "On the way of tbe The Portuguese consul at GrtBm, Spain, reports that num- ftirt.uguese there practicing military manoeu- vres. ly aJ J carried wyi UK men are complete- end that trticLlee H "Ubout attempt at con- 000 railway members As a result of the present thousands of homes are 'dependent' ipon cbaxlty for food. The trade ot. Manchester has dis- located by the strike tbe tranaport' service.. Signalmen have struck, pre- venting the movement of trains at Manchester. The London. docken' strike is apparently over. Parcelmen Strike Eugv if railw.iy' strike here is spreading: The truck- men in the passenger parcels depart- ment ol the railway station nave gone on strike In sympathy with the freight handlers. Engineers Off Stockport, Aug. majority of tho engineers here on the North-_ western Kallway have gone out on All the freight held.