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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume IV. Wednesday, August FRANK OLIVER UNANIMOUS CHOICE Says Charges Come from Futile Attempt at Blackmail (Special to the Edmonton, Aug. 39.-Hon. Frank Oliver was given the unanimous nom- ination today at the biggest and most enthusiastic convention ever held in, Hdmontnn, and one of tbe best ever held in the province. In striking contrast to the Cross bogus convention and the Conservative con- vention of several weeks ago was tho gathering o! this afternoon that pack- ed the Separate school hall to over- flowing. There was absolutely no dis- cordant note and no name was men- tioned hut that oi the minister oi the interior. The report oi the credential committee showed that 235 delegates were present in person and only ele- ven proxies. Almost every polling! subdivision in the large riding was j THE CANDIDATE W. A. BUCHANAN "I'hc Reciprocity Standard-Bearer In a Winning Fight CONDUCTOR OUT ON BAIL Inquest on Accident on G.T.P. Siding Near Regina presented, men coming to the city j g s 20_._ Thc fn_ BENEFITS OF fCIPROCITY, ABSURDITYlF OPPOSITION ARGUMENTS MADE PLAIN Rousing Meeting for Reciprocity, Laurier and Buchanan -Vote Getter Convincing Addresses by Hon. A. L. Sifton, S. J. Shepherd and the Candidate Disloyalty Cry is Shattered -Larger Markets, Freeer Trading Privileges, Higher Prices and Greater Prosperity Will Follow Reciprocity There was a Liberal meeting in the Majestic Theatre. one present could doubt it was Liberal, not alone because the speakers all upheld tlie Liberal policy of reciprocity, but al- so because the crowd was almost, un- animously with the speakers and their cause. Although some of the speak- ers expressed the opinion that every- body- had already formed their opin- ions and had decided how they v.-oukl vote on the issue, it was evident from' the meeting that some who had not Hat constituency, and also of the lo- cal association, uame first, and made a speech that placed him in the front rank.of political speakers and debat- ers in this community. They the can- didate, A. Buchanan, confessed that the strenuous life of a cam- paigning candidate, hiiri tired him, but nevertheless; lie-.made a strong con- vincing speech that delighted his friends, and shattered the arguments of his pponents. Premier Si ft on made a great address. He had a good sub- mlnlster, was sent to Washington to negotiate a trade agreoment. Again in 1S71 another embassy was sent to Washington Tor a similar purpose. Its mission was In a. standing offer of reciprocal trade was placed on the statute hooks of Can- ada under the government of Sir John A. Macdonald. Two more unsuccess- ful attempts followed in 3893 and In 189C. At the later date Sir Wilfrid Laurier ho. would make no further appeal to the Congress, but iron, as far north a. Peace River Crossing the Grand Prairie. The presiding officer was Senator j sitting on a caboose on the G. 1. l.j Talbot. The enthusiasm was spontan-i attached at Mulcy silling, north-of eons and could not he repressed. Thc QI1 .was open-j minister was given a magnificent thjs bv Coroner Tliomp- on; and lasted through the after- lion which continued for several min- j utcs when he entered the ball to re-j ceivc the .nomination. The adjourned until tomor- crowd rose to their feet and cheered row afternoon. Divisional Supctin-j again and again. Mr. Oliver in ac- j temlcnl Cook and several ptlier wit- j ccptlng the nomination, was deeply gave evidence which chiefly re-I moved by the demonstration which luted to rules governing the operation he said was the greatest reward-any of the road while under construction man could expect. Ifc 'referred- at to. steps taken-to protect trains some length to big issues oi the cam-jhy their, crews. The evidence regard- paign a mi then referred to the per- sonal .charges that had been n.ade against him. In this connection .he ing rules relating to operation-of the road was Con- ductor MacDonnell, .the conductor ar- rested on. the charge of. manslaughter "I do not know that I should leave I and now out on SIO.OOO bail, will this platform without, a p'or'sorinral- conie up in police Saturday j liision. Many of yon know that for some lime past I have been the ob; ject of an attack ot a sort that is certainly unique in this western coun- try, which for that matter is entire- ly unique in the Dominion of Canada. "I ilu not, Tvisli tn make the occa- sion of washing oi dirty linen in pub- lic nor do I intend to take niv.intagc of the fact that I am here in the presence of friends to speak of those who are certainly my enemies. Hut I j want to say this, that all the ad- vertising I have received, could have been avoided it I hail chosen to sub- mit to political blackmail. Now I want to be distinctly understood that no one will ever blackmail me, either politically, financially, or in ftny other way. "I do not pretend to he better than for preliminary hearing. James Christy, the only survivor j among those injured, still lies in a j critical condition at the general hos- pital, though hopes1' arc entertained for his recovery. NEW JAPANESE CABINET CHOSEN Toivio, Aug. Saionji to- day submitted to the emperor for his approval tlie names of the men com- posing the new cabinet, which he has formed in succession to the retiring ministry headed by Count Katzura, after, which tbe personnel was offic- ially 35 fellows: Premier, any other man hut I do say home affairs, Kei- no man will ever hold control of finance, Tatsue Yamammoto; fib long an I am on top oi tins earth, i lvarj kjent. General Ishimoto; navy, or ill, vice Admiral Mlnoru Saito; agricul- j ture and commerce, Bftron Noboaki Maltino; commissioner and minister of foreign affairs, Count Tadsu Hays- j dashi; justice, Masflhi-aa Matsada; education, Sumltnka Xaseba. Vis- count Uchida, ambassador to United States, will be appointed minister of foreign affairs after his arrival at Toklo. WRECK OF GERMAN that whether 1 have done good I am responsible lor what I have done, and will take that responsibil- ity here or anywhere else. I want to say this, that the fact of such a campaign having been entered upon in this constituency of Edmonton tends to the discredit of Edmonton through, out Canada. It is not to the credit of Edmonton that it, should he the plane wliera this new departure was in Canadian politics. This kind of campaign demands and admits of only one answer. "H, was commenced for the purpose of accomplishing my political destruc- tion. being used today in the far eastern part of this country and no doubt in the far western part, for the purpose, of .accomplishing the po- enlivened the waiting mo- destruction of the Liberal gov- I Ig hnown wtether while the crowd was gathering ernment and ot the Liberal party. in reaching shore. The i witl1 good music. HON. A, L.'SIFTON, PREMIER OF ALBERTA Number 219 THE CHAIRMAN CITY'S SUPPLY OF COAL CUT OFF Approach to Dupen Mine is Closed; Ashcroft Can't Get Teams appears to be a deliberate at- tempt to force the Dujien mine to close down, thus cloning up the only other mine In this district not In the Operators' Association, besides the Ashcrort mine, is reported from the Vice. President of the Lelhbrldge j Inillo morning By TWO- ALD. WM. OLIVER Liberal Association NOMINATIONS IN OLD MEXICO Progressive Party Has Many Reforms on Its Platform Mexico City, Aug. aO.-Wcaried by the exercise of their constitutional but hitherto unused right to nomin- ate for the presidency and vice-presidency the delegates to the first national convention of the pro- gressive parly late tonight adopted a platform that sags beneath its bur- den of reforms. Tomorrow it is cx- lected, the nominations will he made, day by the officials of the Dupen. mine Ing tho jnine U) close down (he men working there are put out of ment, hud at the same' tlnie ooa ot, ,t' the two local coal suppllA i, Is cut off. It seems that tnVafenmcb. to the Dupen mine runs Koyal Collieries. At least, tjiat il what the officials of the company state, and they have taken advantage of (he situation to close up the road. Not having a road to the mine It naturally usel-ess to mine coal in the' IJupen mine, as H would -be impossible to get It to market. The tnat mine are therefore thrown out of work, and the oftlolals ot the com- pany state that it Is the apparent in- (Button to throw the men nut of work, thus forcing them If possible to go to work in the Royal Collieries, tt Is a matter ot extreme importance to the citizens of Letbbrldge as .the IJupen mine has been supplying about SO tons per day since the strike be- gan, and thus kept the local demand supplied. The matter Is being taken up to- The first work was done in adopting the various planks oi the platform. Arranging the lirst one was accom- plished only after a noisy debate. GLACIER UP GIVES ITS VICTIMS Uerne. Tour- ists, while crossing1' the L-eelachan UJacieV yesterday, saw deep .down in the clear ice the faces ot two dead men. Guides accompanying the party chipped out with axes the frozen bodies of, two men and brought them to the surface. The .bodies have not yet been Identfied, and they are probably those of two London tourist-3 named Hanebecks and Coin, who dis- appeared fourteen, years ago. CLARESHOLM GRAIN AWARDS yet made up their mimls one way or the other -and some who had come prejudiced against reciprocity, made np their minds during the meeting that reciprocity was in the best in- terests of Canada and that the alleg- ed arguments of the opposition were SHIP ON THE ROCKS empty and vain. The meeting certain- Antofasgasta, Chile, Aug. i ly made many converts to the cause of reciproctty Ald. William Oliver, one of the slaunche-at veterans of Liberalism in the city, in his capacity as first vice- president of the local Liberal AssoC: iation, occupied the chair in his usual ship Isbek reports that on .Inly 26th found the German bark "TLekla" on the rocks of Staten Island near Tierra Del Fnego. The Is-bek saved nine of the crew after six Aays work but a hurricane forced h-er to abandon all further efforts at rescue. The rest I capable manner, Xsedhain's or- of the crew were left to their fate, j f There Is no way of dealing with such j i3 a total loss, a campaign save one, and that is by the answer to be given by the elec- tors nt the polls. And I would say to this assembly that the' opportun- ity will occur on the 2lsl of Septem- ber of clearing tlie lair name of Kd- monton. "I h.We difficulty in finding polite words. Anyway you know what I mean. The opportunity will occur 3I FOREST FIRE IN MONTANA Across the 'back of the stage was and he handled it well. With would welcome, an agreement only eloquence, humor and -sarcasm, drove home I In: several good points that he 'debated and decidedly stren- Ethened the cause of reciprocity and the Liberal candidate. Altogether the meeting wa-s a great success, and sounded tho note that will swell to a sons of victory on September 1M, when it will he found that the electors of Lethbrhlge and when the-friends on the other side of the line choE-a to make the advances. That state of things esist-s today, and now the supporters of Hon. R. L. Bor- den have come out against the issue, neither nre w-a binding ourselves to our republican neighbors. Either country may abrogate the agreement at will. Four things will be mainly affected by the adoption of the pact. district appreciate the value and wig- of tbe most important of these is dom of the reciprocity agreement .by wheat. There was a time when the petition is lor, .-is some jr.cmed to be j with the government as it is believed that the Royal Collieries have no legal to close the only existing ap- proach to the former mine without notice. There is sonve doubt also as to whether the existing road Is on the property of the Royal Collieries, and it Is likely that-It will be surveyed today to find out Its exact location, matter is creating a great deal of interest-in the'city, as the cutting off of the coal supply from the Dunen mine'means that the people of Leth- bridge will be In a serious position during the coming winter if the mine Is kept closed. "Lethbridge people geem to be blaim ing me because they are having trou- ble in getting a eoal said Aid. James Ashcroft to the Herald last evening, "hut I assure you that I am doing everything in my power to meet the demand, 'and would.only too glad If I could keep the demand supplied. But the trouble lies in fact that I have lound It practically impoKiilblc to get teams to haul the. coal, no matter what price I offer. The mine is In good and we could get out five aa madh coal Cliuesholm Aug. S. as we are lifting now, but what Grisdale of the Dominion Govern- i the use of mining tt It w. cu't get ment Fan, was here yesterday Ml. STATS judge the Fields Competition tor the Clarcsholm district. Accompanied by nro no teaml lg al C. W. -lames and .1. It. Watt he pro- nowevori alld T ani doing the I cccdr-d in an automobile to the difler-j cnn the clrcnnMtanws. Star a cnt fields and managed to get through I while the team owners Idekaa at the judging by li p.m. This being the naming the coal because of the heary ilrst year of "the competition there grades to and from the mines. Tnen if is. i offered S7.00 a day for a fflsa and was only a small entr hut it _ is thnt t wmlla get tne hoped in tuture years that m Coal across the river my own line wheat district there will be many j ae lhe ,lllter (l low enough entries. There were tour pri7.cs and i tnaL we can !ari Uw riTer the order ot the winners at the finish j a Rut even then I couldn't get w-as teams, and I don't think there it a 1st, J. 0. White............... 81 team to be had In the city. I am 2nd' W T Rigbv 82 Boing to do my best to supply the nrd' N' Taitinge'r 81 People with coal, .but they will Ufty. 7SI to be patient for a least." 4th, Reece Thomas 781 Tfte the'city The judge remarked that farmers j renmina the should he more caretul about the seed nB for tne pns( The men .are grain being clean as he found many oujt iinlj nre the time keening different varieties in each field. Loo-1 a wiitchfnl eye out that, the operatofs make no move toward opening the minss. Strike 'benefits are being Is- sued and tbe strike seems Lo have ally the farmers do not seem to un- derstand very clearly what the com- giving nueiinnan a substantial major- United States produced more wheat j of opinion that the quality on nd nrob-! settled down to n case of watching according to population than yield had most to do with. briefly, but effectively, -jome of the more striking phases of the great a large motto. "Laurier and Largpi j llncstion at issue, that of reciprocity. while over the heads of the For r.Mt two weeks, in company speakers was the popular motto. "Re-1 with the Liberal candidate, ho had clproclty is the Issue and Buchanan I been travelling up nnd down thin con- An Effective Address In the Introductory speech of the is the great wheat-producinj; country, evening. S. .1. Sheplisrd portrayed and soon the United States will 'be a is the and on either side were the twin mottoes, "Reciprocity In- creases Loyalty." and "Restriction De- creases Loyalty." j There was some crowd, too. Nearly a thousand people were in the theatre, Livingston, Mont., Aug. and there were almost to a man and the but such is not now th-s case. Canada competition. In reality there are only 3fl points tor this and absence other varieties oi wheat importing land. The next art- then lor Edmonton to 'clear its fair fires arc burning in Pork Conn- j woman, for there Were a good many icle of commerce largely affected will cattle. In this commodity the Un- lllc ited states market is mt'.tcri.illy bet-! ter than our own. Not long since, the i Milk River ranch shipped a carload of cattle to Winnipeg, hoping to sell them. Not content with tho price of- fered there, tbe owners shipped the entire lot to Chicago, with the result that a gain of was realiz-ed on from weeds and grain from that, selected by the farm- that count. on both sides. The union .nan watching with great interest 'he In- vestigation Into the dynamite out.'uge at BInlrmore. J. R. Palmer, of thtl city, Is at in the Pass Into the matter at the instigation of the union officials, name it, il you j ty., The largest fire is on Upper like, the smell that comes to it he- i Deep Creek at the west end .of Mount cause oi the operations of a gang of Baldy. A force of rangers and far- IhUEs, thieves, cutthroats, and black- jjners are fighting flames. Forest As- mailers, who have undertaken to sistant Bedford and a 'small force are tatc.thc policies of this lair city, of I fight ing tbe fire on Mcll Creek cast this constituency and of this prov- iirc. It is an opportunity, that I am (Continued on page (if Livinj-sl lfh. The thin! fire-is burn- on (Mountains, back of Hunter's Hot Springs iliidlcn present, were for reciprocity, I led between 185-1 and ISIili, when re Lnnrler and Buchanan. A few Ma-1 clproclty was then In vogue, each giatb supporters made themselves j country n season of prosperity heard, but their voice was so feeble During that time as n mark of pros- and Insignificant that they soon aub- perlly was enacted the confederation of lhe provinces of the Dominion. The Speakers' -x'ow the opposition claims that the There was class to the speakers, al- enforcement of tbe pact will lead to so. S. J. Shepherd, president of the tile dismemberment of the Hmpiro. In Liberal ussosMou of the Medicine I SOS, Sir John Rose, then finance siltnency and had the hunting poor for tbe anti-reciprocityitcs. DuriiiK the course of his address he slated: "Ever since reciprocity has been before the people of Canada and the United States, both parUt-.i in j the lot. politics had been favorable to it until A third commodity affected Is farm less than a year nso. During the per- MARBLE WORKERS OUT ON STRIKE New York, nation wide implements, that will be considerably jstrlke of marble workers was announc- clienpetied In dairy produce also :ed by the officials of tho international there will be a material gain for nre Workers' Union bore today Canadian producer. Sltrelv we International body decided .._. 'to support n. strike, recently declared of ninety millions of In the fruit lint} Canada tlie best, ,try wlloro worh jyor'K contractors. CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES CONVENE IN QUEBEC CITY Quebec, fifty dele- gates are in attendance at the annual convention of- the Union of Canadian Municipalities which opened in Quebec today. The formal opening was quite an imposing event, an address of wel- come being Mayor Drou- In, while Sir Francois Lnngelier, Lleu- tcnant-Governor, and a largo gathering were In attendance. A feature was the evening's sitting of the convention when an address was made by .Mr. El- inor Illack. president of the Editorial Review, .York, who spoke on "Old ini This action willjworld Observation and Town 1'lan- nthc new customs nlng." Another addj-cr-s was delivered and if freer trade relations open up a strikes on larger market, and gives more places Ihonso In gan Francisco and on build- the lion. 11. F. MnnFnrland. to sell, all the hotter. 'Continued on 3.) lings In I'itlsbiii-K, Chicago and a num- ot Western and Southern cities. of thf) president of the Commission District oi Columbia, United Stattia, ;