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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta e Daily Herald VOL. i LETHBRIDGE, A L T A t H U B S D A Y AUGUST 20, 1908. NO. 212 MR. MAGRATH MAKES AN At the Ames Meeting He Mr. Sim- to Prove Certain To Give To if are Correct MR. MAGRATH'S OFFER -___-_ At last night Mr. Magrath wac prepirtd U put up if Mr. Simmohf' prove that had ever guilty of grafting, :.city clergyman to act kt a commit. tion of judges. Tht money would go TO if Mr. Magrath was declared guilty. Herbert B. Ames, M.P., and his magic lantern .provided %the .enter, tainment; John Herron, M. P., sup- plied tho. hot air, but it remained for Cr A. Magrath, the Conservative caiu didati- to put up the real excitement of. the show, at the Conservative me'-ting last night. The way he got after W. CL Siiri- opponent, was' such as to raise among his supporters a very considerable feeling of enthusiasm: He warmly (leniwV the allegations of graft made against him and offered to' wager four thousand dollars to 'Simmons', chances pf. election, that the latter could .not, prove what he alleged to the satisfaction of a com- mission composed of .four clergymen of the city. Alliert had protested vigorously against, being put on the mar- ket as it was. About the same time another department after prop r ad_ ve.-tising sold a smaller limit on the Sturgeon Indian Rest-rve at a square mile. "T What Would Do In closing this pan of his address, Mr. Ames threw on the screen K.S. Lake's resolution in the de- manding; investigation of the timber deals, and stated "If R. L. Borden comes to power there will b? a rigid investigation especially with regard to timber limits, and if it is found that any have been obtained by fraud or imposition, the land s and timber slmii come back again to the' peo- ple." Turning to the agricultural charged that the Liberals had disregarded their plank in the of 1908 advocating that the lijid should lie for the settler and not the speculator.. With regard to homestead lands, the Government had made a useless and.unnecessary issue of scrips' which by, sp.'Culatars, had permitted bogus or blanket homesteading and had sold homestead land. Although the Gov. eminent denied any blanketing home- steidiog being done there were fif- t.'eh- -thousand entries'-not accounted and after an investigation had PRO. BALL FOR NEXT SEASON Calgary, Aha., Aug. there will an all-Canadian LYING IN THE 1( ague next with Edmonton and Calgary in the list of competing clubs, is not an' impossibility. The breakdown of the Northern League before the finish of the season seems to presage, something of the kind. At any rate there will be something do- ing next year. It is conceded on all hands that there are good prospects for professional ball in Alberta Edmonton, Calgary, Brandon Winnipeg would make a good combination. an. Olivet Hall was fairly well fiKed .held the government .acknov. Wt''rp f.wn rnniiRitrtri in when Mayor Henderson, who occu- pied the chair in a few words intro- duced the.speaker of the evening, H. B. Ames, M. P.- for 3L Antoirie, Mont- real. For about two hours> Mr. Ames discussed his subject with the aid of numerous stereoptican views which aided him materially in placing what he had. dience. T- -Mr. Talks to be here" introduction, Mr. .Ames announced his subject in. two ways: First, the story of what the Opposition has done in the four and second, --how: the has squandered the natural7resources'of coal' and fisheries in the West for the favored few. Timber Deals The major part of the address was devoted to the timber 'deals in which T. A. Burrows, M. P., A. W. K. C., of Ottawa, J. G. Turiff M'.P., and the Imperial Pulp Co. figured very prominently. Before going "into his subject, the speaker paid hia re- spects to the Herald and suggested that along with the names of the Conservatives who had got free grants of timb.-r, the names of several Lib- erals who g..t simitar gran'.s at the same time, should be published. The Valley Land Co. had purchased acres homestead lands at 'J-i an acre with settlement conditions which they had sold for eight, ten twelve dollars .per acre. Grazing Leases gov. rhment had changed the Con- policy of leasing the lauds H. L FRANK IS DEAD AT BlJTTE In SooAen Afterta More Men Arrwrfrt C. P. R. AND THE SCHOOL BOOKS MRS. TAYLOR IS SEEKING DIVORCE subject to two years notice of with- drawal and had instituted the twen- ty-one year closed-lease with the .op- .t-oii of purchasing one-tenth of. the land at a dollar per acre. He: said that the lease to; Mackie .Bros., Pemi broken first of these but Col. Mackie being in the audience no further. He gave the results: of Inn. investigation into the Grand Forks Cattle Co., and the Galloway Cattle Co..with the mysterious.TH.P- Erown. The ranchers of Southern Alberta had unable to get. .their. lands for their own cattle as ?hey were given to such as "A. :J. Adamson of Northern Saskatchewan. The Irrigated Lands Realizing -that he was on danger- ous Mr. Ames dealt very carefully 'with the irrigation lands. ventured criticism of; the Robins Irrigation project alone 'because it diet not protect the ultimate had offered 'Ho, pay publish the lisi but "this choice was reserved for journal with slightly stronger Conservative lean_ Under the Conservative Govern. iiif-nt of 1873-1896, miles of timber had b en leased under such onerous conditions, that ninety-four per cent of whole was given back untouched. HO that only square was under lease in 18% when tht- Liberals assumed office. In 1906, there are square miles- under lease, of which only square miles are operated, a smaller area held in reserve by bona fide operators, and about fifty per cent. held by speculators and it was to these last that Mr. Ames had his special objection. He charged that in 1903, Hon. Clifford Sifton had the regulations changed to favor the spec. uf.ators so as to give them perpetual leases on llu- timber land instead of having tiu-m subject to two years' notice a.s previously. Turning his attention to the Bur. rows-Fraser group of timber specula- tors, he said that they had square miles or of the in three pmirie provinces. Bur- rows had been singularly sucossful of McArthur and Hitchcock h'o.iting thw system. He said that the government should have made the conditions with this company that were made with the Alberta liiiihvay and Irrigation Company. Pive.sixths of the coal areas leas- (d by the government were to spec- ulators and blanketing had been prac- tised extensively." The history of :he Leitch Collieries was. gone into minui t-ly showing' that the family bunch the coal areas at jer ac.-e and sold thorn for 132.60 ;icrc. Thc fisheriL'S also brief ".etui wirh. In conclusion, Mr. Amea said that I-i.i charges were being met in thr. v.-jiys hy the Liberal press and poli- ticians: Thoy denied the charges o rtHnrked Mr. -Ames personally, told the horrible things the Tories previous to 1896. He admitted that the Conservatives had guil ty of doing many things that they not have done but tho Con S'.-rvalives had turned them out anc ii the Liberals of today are as con scipntious as they had been, the: would turn the present governmen out for worse John Herron, M. P. John Herron, M. P., in a brief anc in his bids and Mr. Ames proceeded vigorous speech regretted his separn to show how it was. The competi.' tion from TXhbridpe and expressed tion was a farce as tho, time given was too short- for inspection; they vtrre. advertised at such times as it was impossible to reach them, and in the cast: of thc Imperial Pnlp Co., of which and Fraser were parties, the tenders of bid. d'-rs wore tapped and supplementary tenders put in. To support this last contention, ho showed views of thc wry high opinion cf Mr. Magrn.h a a candidate. Irrigation would soo bc-come one of the greatest problem Ivforc the Parliament and no fna Founder of the Town of Frank and Owner of Mines Butte, Aug. L. Frank, for the'.', past 30 years one of the most prominent figures, politically and in a business way, and oho of Butte's most highly honored died in Ohio. Announcement of is death came in a'telegram to his rother, Louis Frank, and the latter eft at once to attend the obsequies. rOi death was not made in the telegram. rH. L. Frank was born at Gallapolis, 0., July 5, 1852, and" was, therefore, at the time, of his. death years old. Ie left the east for Butte in 1878 and after his arriva'l in the big ippper camp he engaged in the whole- ale liquor business. In 1895 he. was elected mayor of Butte- and served wo terms, declining a third term. Ic was a membar of the constitu. ional convention and represent, d Silver Bow county in the First a'nd Second Montana stale legislatures. .n 1901 he was a candidate with John and Walter Cooper for h- -United States senate. He wived, all but three or four of the ,-ot: s neci'ssary to an ejection, and during :v most dramatic scene in the session he pltaded with .his followers to cast their votes for Paris Gibson t'jat the "deadlock might be brokr-n. Paris .Gibson was elected. During his later years he engag d in coal mining in Canada, and es- tablished the town of Frank in AL be.tu, near his properties. At the of his death he was the-owner the Southern Cross gold mine near Anaconda, as '-well as considerable in Butte. r The extra westbound fivijrht from Lethbridge was ;it Nina, a siding miles west-of St. Mary's Five box cars are compM.-ly demol- ished. The exact causr of tin? acci- dent cannot b.V ascertaini-il but pun. sengers on the local :-.last night who were transferred past it .say it was a broken wheel. It was not a brok- en rail as all the rails were intact although some, thiem were badly bent. This train that is Cying in drtch'in Southern Al. berta. One is a sec. re whoso posi- aftor which he had hud a vision. am I not fit to become A ci- of asked Bennett. tion was public by Rev. W. -Because T consider you to be men A. Lewis, of this town, at Lethbridge. tally answered ,ttr of this w--ok R. B. Chad. Humphries, wick, who is at tho head of the re. An hour afterward the waggon fonnatory work of tho province came started for the south with the occt hero and took tho boy away. He is pants Kinging we get home, placod with a farmer north of Cal_ Bonm-tt will travel east to join gary and will bo well looked after. Sharpe in Dakota. In 1900 Mr. Oliver was gain elected. In 1904 Mr. Hetvon elected, although Cardston re- firm in tier allegiance to tho party. Mr. Simmons believed matter of a financial stringency last .'cur, more credit is due from this source than from any other, because no place has butter credit than Sou- thern Alberta and no other country is recovering as rapidly as Canada. Entering upon a discussion ot the canal question, Air. Simmons showed that the policy of the present govern meut is to give the LAND TO THE SETTLER and not to the speculator, and took up the criticisms, al- ienation scandal, and that the gov- ernment lands should be handed over to Alberta and Saskatchewan. to the first criticism, during eighteen years of Conservative rule, acres were given away and acres homesteaded. During the past eleven years less than acres have been given to companies and acres were homesteaded. Not.one acre or was given to a xailway com- pany although more railway has been constructed during the eleven years of Liberal rule than> in the previous eighteen years of Conservative ad- ministration. In 1905 homestead en- tries amounted to 1857, while in 1SU5, the entries totalled "The-Alberta Railway and Irriga- tion .Company received acres JJr. Magrath was land commissioner for the company then. Now will he both make a charge and defend it, asked the speaker, who hoped' for an opportunity to discuss this further with Mr. Magrath. .Regarding lands given to the Sas- katchewan Valley Land and Coloniz- ation Co., Mr. Simmons showed how the company relieved the government from thc railway company which was selecting lands wherever the home- steader made improvements, and a great immigration resulted. A POINTED COMPARISON A comparison was made between the terms granted the South Alberta Land Co. of Medicine Hat and those given the A. R. I. Co. The for- mer _ were found to be five times as Strict. Why ahoum the; great outcry in papers, campaign litera- ture, etc., be against one company and not the other. The public will have to find its own solution. In 1905 the people decided that the present arrangement regarding ornment lands in the province was the wisest plan. Now Manitoba is ainpiugn would be conducted in a air and honorable if probably in a trcrnious manner. Issues change in welye years but the people of Cnrd- ;ton were known to exercise the fran hiw: in an intelligent manner. If it s shown that the government has exercised its prerogative in a way hat nas brought credit and prospcr- ty it will remain for our opponents .o .show why you should not support said Mr. Simmons. -HACK IX Tn there was a general feel- ing of unrest nnd dissatisfaction. The peojde applied the remedy. In 1900 thc electrons were fought on immigra tion trade relations, transportation, md race questions. In 190-t trans- portation and the now transcontinen- tal railway were the chief questions fore thc people. The gov- ernment was retained and the Con- servatives were defeated. Mr. Simmons then showed how the trade policy Of the government had successful during the post twelve years as also has been their immi gration policy. In the country was crying for immigrants. Now we can discriminate. The promises of hnvo more than fulGHed "Why is the Conservative party ask- ing you to change over your allcg- iiskeo Mr. ?sminions. "There is no attack on the general policy of the government. The campaign bids to be one of petty scandal. Some asking for the same as Alberta and that this j Saskatchewan. The Premier of B. C. is complaining that Alberta has been given more generous terms B. C. This, Mr. Simmons thought, would be one of the questions of the campaign, as W. C. Ives, the Conser- vative lieutenant devoted most of his "ime in a speech at Lcthbridge .to the discussion of same. In this -speech Mr, Ives, an out and out Con scrvative, from his own lips, tad stated that in 1896 "the tive party was so should have been put out." it rotten that put out and K. Foster was finance minis- ter then, he is Borden's first licuten- nnt now. and would in oil probabil- ity IwcoTne finance minister again if the Conservatives were retnrncrt to power. F.. FOSTER A NT) THE WEST What, has Geo. .K. Foster been do- ing Jhe past twelve years. Finding n lioom in the West, he looked for mont-y to invest. As the constitu- tion ot thc Foresters forbid specula- tion with their money, a Union Trust Co. was formed and was spent in choice blocks at an acre. Foster approached McKenzie jre, IWiti. Tire