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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1909. NO. 299. RUSH-BAGOT TREATY UP FOR DISCUSSION Many Armed American Vesels On the Great Lakes Contrary To 1817 Agreement Ottawa, Dec. passing of authorities ior these vessels to pass United States warships through the up had always been granted as speed- Canals and St. Lawrence river to the j ily as possible and -with very little Great Lakes in direct defiance of the Rush-Bagot treaty.of 1817 and the possibility of Canada waking up one morning to find trouble had broken out and the vast trade of that sec- tion of the Dominion at the mercy of Uncle Sam's ships bristling with guns was the theme of Mr. Foster in the House today. This drew from Sir Wilfrid the statement that the facts were only too true, but what were going to do about it. reserve, the two conditions being that the boats should not be armed while going through canals and they were to be used ior training purposes only, hi the case of the Nashville, she took oa her armament at Buffalo. The result .had been that there were now men and officers of the STRIKE HAS A VERY BAD EFFECT Railroads Across Line In a Crippled Con- dition MR. ASQUITH PUT BALLOTS BRITISH NEWSPAPERS GETS KING'S THE M ON LORDS'ACTION CONSENT CELL Seattle, Dec. Switchmen's strike has assumed a more serious aspect in the Pacific Northwest. Freight shipments are practically tied up. Passenger schedules are be- ing maintained with difficulty. The arrival of the Northern liner London, Eng., Dec. As-j quith announced in the House of j Commons today that the government j had advised King Edward to dissolve Fertile PollCC Guard parliament and that His Majesty had accepted the invitation. The Pre- mier added that if the Liberals were j returned to power the first act of the government would be the recnact-! inent of all the caxes for which pro-1 vision was made in the budget reject- j t-hc. Minnesota at Port Townsend last United States naval reserve on toe nnn r t -HI- coo lakes, made, up 01 Illinois, 629, vt i 7 nnn r t night with tons of freight val- igan 177, New York 583, Ohio 143. Mr. Foster 'then showed that as the Mr. Foster brought the matter up j situation rested today Canada was by moving for the correspondence in j absolutely at the mercy of thc arma- respect to the agreement between the j ment which the United States had on Unit-ed States and Great Britain for j the lakes in so far as her great ports and rapidly growing trade were con- cerned. If it should happen that trou within 2-1 hours on ued at much of it destined added cause for apprehension. Helena, Mont., Dec. switch- men's strike on the Northwestern railroads has resulted in the partial closing of the Boston and Montana Smelter with 1200 employees and a continuation of the tie-up for another twenty-four hours will empty the fur- The the maintainence of war vessels the Great Lakes, the several re- quests made for permitting United! ble arose States war vessels to pass the whole lake trade would be abso- j naccs of the. Great Falls plant. through the canals and the j lutcly controlled by the guns and j Boston and Montana derives its ores outcome thereof, a list of such -TCS- j men 'of those innocent looking crafts from the mine at Butte and depends sets, with description and armament, j which, had -been permitted to go up upon the Great Northern R.R. for its their stations and purposes for which j the canals. j supply. Mr. Foster St. Paul, Minn., Dec. sides eel bv the House of Lords. Them-Double Vot- ing Revealed (Special to the Herald) Fernie, B. C., Dec. official count proceeded slowly today as Har- The London Times Supports Upper House-Daily Mail Forecasts Down- fall Of Empire rinton Fisher demanded that the BYE-ELECTION DATES Ottawa. Dec. bye- election in Dufferin county. caused'by the death of Dr. Barr, takes place Dec. 22. The bye- election in Lunenb'urg. N. S. caused by the resignation of A. K. McLean. Liberal, to be- come attorney general of Nova Scotia, takes place; Dec. 11. voters' list be checked as votes in. the boxes were counted in order to London, Dec. edi- torially on the budget situation today the Times says: "In taking this course, the House of Lords is discharging its primary duty, a duty broad, deep and more vital to the prosperity of the nation than any compliance with superfici- al convention or custom. Tariff reform may be welcome to check repeating or personating. Ten many :is it is to Lord Cromer, but used twice as follows; Charles Baker, reg- names were found to have been used j uis dislike of it only adds to his warning. It is measurably the small- The stand and vote istered Royal Hotel, Hosrner, voted at Jaffray and Elko; John Berwick, blacksmith, Michel -at McDougall's Mill and Michel, Joseph Boyle, cook Jaffray, at Jaffray and McDougall's Mill; George Cleaves, miner, New Mi- chel, at New Michel and Jaffray; they are used. He read the Rusb-j As he put the case, Bagot treaty signed in 1817 by Great Britain and the United States which was in reality a mutual understand- ing on the part of the two countries that on the Great Lakes there should be no ships of naval armament. On Lake Ontario it was to be con- fined to a small vessel of 100 tons with an IS pound cannon, two sim- ilar vessels on the upper lakes and on the Lake Champlain. Mr. Foster then dwelt upon the United States boats which had passed up the canals to the Great Lakes and what ap- peared to be direct contravention on that treaty. Ten vessels, tons displacement, 30 officers, and 549 men with modern guns and equipment af- terwards installed had later gone gone through the canals. He gave: their names as the Dorothea, Hawk, Wasp, Don Juan, D'Australia, Fern, Yantic, Sandaval, Nashville, Essex, i mov-ed for correspondence in posses- sion of the government. The Pre- while admitting that the cir- cumstances of the case might cause some anxiety, said Mr. Foster had not suggested a remedy. The Rush- Bagot agreement had served a very good purpose but its tenure of life hung on a slight thread. It could be put an end to in sis months and if in thc contest between the railroads of the Northwest and the Switch- rnens' Union of North America, which resulted in a shut-out of the switch- men between here and Pacific Coast last night, claimed to have the situation in hand this morning. Pas- senger traffic was handled in the twin, cities last night; and this morn- ing with considerable delay, but Canada objected to the passage ol I little freight was handled anvwhere these vessels up the canals all the United States had to do was de- nounce the convention. Mr., Foster had suggested a modification of the troatv, but added Sir Wilfrid, that between the Great Lakes and the Pa- cific5 Coast. The switchmen are hold- ,irig out for an increase of six cents an hour in wages with double, time for'overtime, Sundays, and holidays, DROWNED IN THE BELLY RIVER Mrs William Green Of Macleod the Victim er of two evils, of the Lords was given under a ser- ious sense of responsibility so far as possible without regard to party in- terest. We believe the peers will be generously upheld by tbe great ma- jority of their countrymen. Above all, Premier Asquith will be prevent- ed from setting up a fiscal system Jesse Mansfield, Michel, at New Mi- which expected to serve as a solid (entrenchment against tariff reform. end and Elko; John Miller, teamster j Tbe Mail sayg. In tnis crisis Hanbury, at Elko and- Jaffray; Wil-J0f England's fate of Lords liam A. Mackenzie, carpenter Han- son's at Jaffray and Fruitlands; Reginald Edmund, mine laborer, Corbin, at New Michel and at Corbih; Henry James Ren-dall, car penter, Royal Hotel, Hosmer and Jaf fray, Boor John Walker, laborer, Jaf- i fray, at Elko and Krag. The Fernie J and Coal Creek boxes are yet tc count and they contain about half of ail votes cast. Elko on the Some one voted at name of O'Brien, miner, Coal Creek, who is j known to be in the United States. has shown faith in her people and itself. Other even more tremendous issues than the constitutional issue, it says, are bound up with the peo- ple's verdict. There Is the navy. There is the great national aim of drawing closer the states of empire, which can only be accomplished by tariff reform. The sands are running out; one opportunity has been thrown away. Shall we lose this last chance? The Daily Mail forecasts the down- .fall of the empire if the people George j choose wrongly In their elections. Lords Commit Suicide The Chronicle says the Lords have that he was unable to account for committed suicide and that an oli- _._ 4. j garchy has been substituted for den> Returning Officer Bleasdell stated k wll] b h two of the local option ballot boxes. All the boxes' were placed, in a Macleod, Dec. Margaret j in the jail under police guard cell ocracy, but the stroke will be short lived. The watchword of democracy will be "Never again." Green, aged 63, wife of William Green, a homesteader, was drowned in the Belly River, eight miles east night. to- "Tariff reform with a two shilling tax on foreign said the Un- Thos. Whelan, proprietor of the Na- panee Hotel and a prominent Conser- Canada forced to follow suit. How- i in a fpw days. i cv'-r. Premier stated in conclus- ion, the matter was engaging the go- vernment's attention. In- the Wash- and Wolverine, all of these with the j ing ton conference of 1S99, some mod- fxception of the Wolverine had trans- ferred to the state militia, the duties of the Wolverine being of a recruiting character. It was; a curious thing, commented Mr. Foster, that the per- mission sought by the United State's I pers and that ended the matter. iflcation of the Rush-Bagot treaty suggested but no amicable deci- sion was arrived at. Sir Wilfrid promised to bring down all but tin- confidential pa- PUBLIC MEETING SATURDAY NIGHT The City Council has secur- ed the Caledonian Hall for a. public meeting to be held on Saturday night for the discus- sion of municipal matters. ZELAYA CALLED A MALEFACTOR HONr. W. A. BUCHANAN lionist whip, "would provide the funds for the old age pension instead of paying them out of capital." So then says the Chronicle. "Wealth is to', be exempted and the old people are to pay for their bread." The Manchester Courier says, "The nation does not tolerate deception u. i by the current. Green managed to He voted in company with other time and will presently dis- out but his wife was carried un'peatcrs. at Elko who also voted with scorn and contempt the was much easier said than done, in-I together with other concessions while i Of Macleod Tuesday afternoon. The j vative who was on the platform when it might end in an unlimited ar- j the railroads claim that things will j Q-recns had driven "to-the river 'to j Premier McBride spoke here, were! mament on. the Great Lakes with assume thoir regular condition with- Let water. The team-got in to a hole found guilty by the official returns to 'and the wagon box was swept away have voted both here and at Elko. BEEN. APPOINTED i der the ice. The body has not been recovered. Mrs. Green's son had cn- hcr REDUCTION IN POSTAL RATES Lieutenant-Governor Oalbraith be- gaged passage TO England for ing unable to be present at the open- j that very same day. ing of the Legislature this evening, resigned his position. A hurried ordrr-in-council at the.federal capital has appointed Hon. W. A. Buchanan j Ottawa. Dec. post office de- to the viCM-oval position and he will j partment has just effected an ar- officiate at the opening of the Mock rangement under which there will be Legislature at the Young Men's Club ja reduction to the rate of postage at'8.30 this cvcnine. The corridors on parcels passing between Canada r jand- Jamaica from 20 cents per pound and iralleries of the Mock Parliament to 12 cents per pound, the limit of NO MORE TROUBLE AMONG EDMONTON MINARS to be present at the opening of house this evening. Relation With Nicaraguan President Broken Off ByTaft NEVER HEARD building arc open to the public. Nokveight for one parcel being eleven special invitations have been sent out'pounds. The postage rate on parcels the executive of the Y.M.C. between Canada and Trini- vite the public, both men and womeni dad has' also been reduced from 16 cents per pound to 12 cents per the pound with a similar limit as .to weight of single parcel. These re- Jciuced rates will come into effect the first of Januarv next. Edmonton, Dec. all practi-j cal purposes the difficulties between the miners and the mine operators in the Edmonton district came to an end last evening when the last of the mines which have been idle during the OF THE BIBLE ACCUSED OF STEALING SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS Washington. Dec. of j State Kn6x today returned passports; of Felipe Rodriguez, charge de affairs of the Nicaraguan legation, with a! Belleville. Dec. I The police station was used to its full capacity last night. Ten pris- oners in all spent the night in the j cells and' eight men paid letter scathingly denouncing and Daniel McDonald, three bro-j .lars and costs morning for bR_ past week signed up with the union j lava administration of the thers of Sidncy township, charg- inff drunk- am} disorderly it ment OI AlL-aiaj., a. it. -_-i. for a term of nine months. The sat- isfactory settlement of all the dis- definitely declared to represent the] cd with he complainant be- Two vags, answering the names of vie-v, of President Taft and is about inS their sistcr- Sarah' wcrc before j Thomas Wilson and Frank Blair were putes was a result of negotiations j as pjajn spoken as anything emanat- the magistrate here today. T which were received Monday and Tues i ing from the state department in ma-; man's evidence.was so unsatis wo_! given twenty-four hours to leave the day between the mine owners and Clement Stubbs, vice president of District 18 of the United Mine Work- ers of America. Every effort was made by union officials to reach a satisfactory settlement and get the miners back to work as fast as pos- sible- The walk out was not sanc- tioned hy the union officials-and now that the agreements have been effectr- ed no more trouble is looked for. Omaha, Neb., Dec. Cana- dian exhibit at the National Corn exposition is furnished almost wholly by the province of Alberta and is about installed. While the states are showing corn and vegetables, Canada is exhibiting wheat. Occupying a large space in the centre of the building is a bin 1 containing ovui uuauvo ui hard wheat. The quality is pronounc .isfactory ny years. The extraordinary feature j that !bc magistrate dismissed the of the letter is that it seems to citv. evince a determination on the part of the United States to hold President Zelaya personally responsible for the alleged torture and execution ot the Americans. Cannon and Grace, and it exhibits the unique situation of one government holding the chief execu- tive of another practically as a com- mon malefactor. k branded as a violator of is, oranaen as a solemn international conventions, a case. She did not understand the nature of an oath and had never heard of the Bible. Ah Yuen, a Chinaman, appeared br- fore the Magistrate on -a charge of stealing some six hundred dollars from Chow Ram. The case was ad- tjourned.s other polling places. He had up on the result. So far about twen overnment which has lowered tue prestige of Great Britain abroad, de- stroyed industry and public con'fi- ty repeaters and pcrsonators have; clence at home and dragged the fair been detected and it is probable that j name of the Mother of Parliaments the chief offenders will bo prosecuted. J. D. SPERRY NOMINATED t casion demanded courage and this (has shown. It demanded gener- alship in choosing an issue which IN LUEENBERG would draw together the whole Con- servative and Unionist parties and even bring into line with these many Liberals alienated from their party by Lloyd-George's budget. The Oppo- sition will go to the country confident in their leaders and in their cause. They do not shrink as Lord Crewe says members of the cabinet have. shrunk, from an issue in which they believe that right, justice and sound constitutional policy, and the highest interests of the country and the em- pire are wholly on their side. Chance for Tariff Reform The Daily Telegraph says, 'The is- sue is open once more throughout Great Britain. The..masses have tar- iff reform in their grasp. They can break the chain of an unjust, injur- ious and iniquitous policy and they can break it now. The people can make an end of the system under which our foreign competitors are enabled more and. more to monopol- ize their markets." The Morning Post says, "The con- stitutional issue is; not an issue.' The electors have decided that the budget is- n6t only bad, it is unnecessary. Tbe nation has an opportunity to- day of adopting fiscal policy where under the great powers of the. world have advanced to strength and pros- perity. On this decision of the peo- ple will depend the future of the nation and the empire. It remains for them to decide to whose guid- ance they will, entrust themselves at this grave and critical period of their history. The leaders of the Lords ignoring: grave warnings have clared for revolution. In the fight that is beginning there can for the Liberals be no question compromise or hesitation. of defeat. It may be severe even it may Involve confus- ion and chaos, but it can end only one way. No Liberal government will ever again take office on any., terms short of an immediate reduction of the existing power of the peers.. The News says: "The weight of armament and weight of personality went against tbe Lords during the de- bate. The Opposition have given no alternative to the budget but the dis- credited and cruel policy of tariff re- form, the want of thoughtlessness, class selfishness and increditable fol- ly. Tbe whole performance stands out in pitiless light and cannot be hid. Democracy has learned its lesson and be depended on to act.'" TELEGRAPHIC' BRIEFS John Modleton, of Sprucedale, Ont. was found frozen to death in the woods. Rev. Dr. McRao, father of Dr. Mc- Rae of Western Canada College, died in New Brunswick. Halifax, N. S., Dec. Liber- als of Lunenberg met four hundred strong this afternoon and nominated Warden J. D. Sperry, ex-M.P., as the candidate for the federal bye-election on Dec. 22. Sperry has been elected five times heading the poll. He is a successful business man and is well qualified to represent the county. NO CANADIAN STAFF COLLEGE BESIDE BODY OF HUSBAND Can Yet Be Established For the Miliiia Of This Country Hamilton, Ont-, Dec. be al- one wit'h the dead body of a husband for three days and not be able to se- Ottawa. Dec. report of the militia council for the fiscal year end ing March 31 last was tabled today cure assistance, was the fate of Mrs. by Sir Frederick .Borden. It sets Cronin, wife of Michael Cronin, who forth that it has been decided to pro- lives in Dundas. cc-cd with the organization of a Can- Yesterday a tradesman coming in-1 adian general to thc house found Cronin dead in bed with his wife lying beside him. She is paralytic anri bed ridden and iff will become Canadian section 01 the Imperial general staff. With this exception .there have been no import- s on starvation when help came. THE STANDING OF THE CANDIDATES when her husband died Sunday changes in military policy during could do nothing. She was border- j the period under review. Regarding the establishment in Ca- nada of the Imperial general staff the scheme explained by the British war offices in December. 1908 in a mem- orandum, had been accepted in its STANDING PUBLISHED TUESDAYS. THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS. VOTES COUNTED UP TO 10 A.M. TODAY. general principles, but the control of.-was adopted in the Commons today LIBERAL BY ACCLAMATION Quebec, Dec. Government candidate in Kam- ouraska elected today by ac- clamation., Morin. his oppon- ent having withdrawn from the contest. FRENCH TREATY GOT ITS THIRD Ottawa, Dec. bill ratifying the French Treaty was called for its third reading and secured if after Mr. Martin Burrell had objected to the treaty on the ground that it would bring cheap French wines into com- petition with home products. The bill of Mr. Templcmaa to amend the Inland Revenue Act in some minor'de .tails passed its final stages zjid with the French Treaty goes to the Sen- atc. The last hour of the sitting was consumed in supply. Mr. Pug- sley brought forward his public build- ing votes. ing votes. He secured some minor Quebec items before adjournment. Mr. Fisher's resolution providing for a 160 pound barrel of potatoes DISTRICT NO. all the City d Lfith-bndge: disturber of international peace, tyrant, whose administration HasJQne Diamond Ring been a blot on the name of good go- j One Gold Watch vernment. j One Morris Chair Washington, Dec. troopship Prairie, with a detachment of about 700 marines aboard for Panama and possibly for service in Nicaragua, has received orders to sail from Philadel- hia this afternoon. CONSUMPTION OF CIGAR- ETTES IN CANADA who has for some years been trying bin One Writing Desk. One Suit Case. One Silk Umbrella MISS VIVIAN GIBSON MISS OLIVE DAVIES MISS HANNAH KERR MISS WINNIE LAVERICK.............. MISS VIRA DOWSETT H. G. KILNER ARTHUR HUMPHRIES MISS ROSE HEATHER.................. j Ottawa.-Dec. 'Slain, of Peel, Miss BESSIE CRONKHITE HARRISON Qf ]egislation and ed the best ever seen in this section, and the grain is attracting much at- .Q hibjti tbc. imponation of cigarettes has secured frQm The walls of the space are dooorat- ,ed with sheaf gram, wheat, oats ana in an artistic mas- interesting figurcs rcgardlng this industry. thc pagt fiscal year ncr 3SO cigarcttes were manufactured in Canada, of which were duced in Ontario. C. CHARLES..................................1'01C UISS MARGARET SMITH MISS SUSAN GILLESPIE MISS ROSE 8ISSETT .........................1-350 MISS MARY SIMPSON FLORENCE LAUMAN DISTRICT NO. ail towns and territory outside of Lethbridge: One Diamond Ring One Writing Desk. One 550 Gold Watch One Suit Case. One Morris Chair One Silk Umbrella MISS MARY L. SUNSTRUM, Blairmore i the local section by the responsible j minister had been fully safeguarded, j surrounding! The idea establishing a Canadian1 I staff college cannot yet be entertain- and a bill passed for the first time. ETHEL M. ed. The ordinary expenditure on ac- count of annual training for the year ending March 3.1 amounted to and the special expenditure in connection with the terccntcnery eel- Cranbrook, B. C. .26.090 j at QUfcbcc ln julyi j908t MISS SUSAN WITBECK, Raymond, Alta. Amounted to bringing the A. A. COWIE, Cardslon, Alta 1 ,1 70 total expenditure under this vote to MISS ARLIE HUDSON, Purple Springs, Alta. MISS LIBBiE HOLLINGER, Medicine Hat MISS ANNIE TOMFOHR, Milk River, Alta. This is the largest am- ount expended in any year for annu- al training the number of officers and jmcn Of militia who have 4.09S JAMES H. CAMPBELL, Macleod. Alta. J. BUTLER STONEY, Lethbridgc Post Office ..1, 000 JAMHS GREAVES, Medicine Hat, Alta. E. J. DUFFiELD, Spring Ridge, Alta mnrs i mogion MISS GRACE ROBINSON, Fernie WM, E. SIMPSON. Coleman MISS EDITH SINCLAIR, Medicine Hfct MISS JEAN DOBSIE. Pincher Creek MRS. D. E. COTTON, Clarcsholm MISS MAE SOICE, Warner HUGH JOHNSON, Taber 1.000 MISS CLARA MATSON, Spring Coulee recr-ived not less than twelve days training, showing corresponding in- cronse any previous year. DISTRICT COURT District Court opened again this morning when the adjourned case of Batke vs. Ericson came up. Damag- es are claimed by thc plaintiff for the loss of a horse while in the pos- sessionof the defendant. C. F. Har- ris is appearing for the defense and C. F. P. Conybeare for the plaintiff. Lethbridge is to have a five storey steel block- built next year. William Oliver purposes erecting such a build- ing on his property where the old frame Oliver block now stands. The present leases on the building expire next summer and as soon as they are up thc old building will be torn down anda five storey steel block will be crcctod on the site. PA R U AMENT ART HOLIDAYS FOR CHRISTMAS Ottawa, Dec. will rise on Dec. will rise on Dec. 17 for the Christmas holi- davs and reassemble on January 10. ;