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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta vot, I. LETHBRlOE, FR30AV, .DECEMBER 4, !908. NO.. Ml, THIS COUNTRY THE BEST IN THEWEST A. Macdonald Speaks Highly Of Southern Alberta A. Macdonuld, of .Winnipeg, head of the firm of-A. Maedonald Co., is in the city today looking alter affairs in counectiou with-ftie ilrin's busi- ness here. Str. Macdonald is return- ing from a trip through British Co- lumbia and reports that conditions are" good. In RossTand and other pieces business confidence has been "restored andi irjining operations are procpeding'on a sound financial basitj. "He the way in-which Fernie is rebuild- ing.''; said "Sonth- em Alberta is v the; best' of all. The development ia simply, Ten years ago would think he was gold-bricted if ;he bought laiid for two or three dollars an. "acre '.'that is today aiyay up? Lethbridge; Called 'or' all. over the country and "is; being JrecognijMBd as a coining city. It is; a The crops in this distrjctr. are ing the world and the climate is of the ...7.''V. Speaking of business generally, Mr. Macdonald said it -was -good. Collec-; tions are "gooxf. and; "merchant have ceased speculati ng arc buying carefully! .He expects to go .north tonight to 'Edmonton. NARROW ESCAPE OF A MINER' to H.rtld.) _: Colcnuin, Dec. Thompson, a miner who has come recently Cole man narrowly escaped a very ser- ioiw accident if not Tues- day last'. -While -working in liis place in the mine he fell about hun- dred "feet, down, a chute. Apart from severe cut on the-back of the neck IIP was not much -the worse, Mr. Thompson considers himself very fortunate' jn_ getting off so lightly. WINNIPEG GRAIN MARKETS Winnipeg, Man., Dec. peg markets we-re dull and prices .won't-'lower.. a half and May a- 4uai'ter. American markets show- ed much strength. Chicago went up a half. Minneapolis, three quarters. Liverpool prices came iu) eighth low- er. The Argentine reported weather more favorable. Winnipeg arrivals are easier, 318 cars being inspected today with only 225 in sight. THE SUIT AN OF PERSIA AND HIS PLANS In Gradual Advance Toward Constitution EDUCATION BILL IS WITHDRAWN 'Lqudoh, Dec. consequence of the: mability 'lof the: Qovexnment to come Mo tin agreement the 'church party regarding the education .bill, the measure-has been withdrawn from; the House -of Commons.; This announcement 'rwas; made, by 'Prime .Minister "Asqulth in the -House today. The with .the: Government followed demand made byk- the Archbishop of; Caij.terbury for a larg- er grant for non rate aid schools than the' Government was willing to al- .REFORM OF THE LORDS London, Dec? of -pt; cial committed of the House of Lords .suggest a plan for .the reform of tne'upper House' Is- sued today. The committee finds that; the possession of a. -shbxild itself give -the sit; andL vote, in the House of Txjrds recom- mends that s COVERCP WITH ICE Steamer- on Superior Had a Teheran, Persia, Dec. Ma- jefcty, the Shall of Persia, granted an audience this afternoon to the local representative of the Associated Pre'ss and expressed his dsire to dis- iipate some of the false impressions regarding his attitude on constitu- tiona'iim. His Majesty asserted his belief "in a-constitution in emphatic terms at? follows: "I tiie institution of a eoastitution us essentially necfssary for tiie advantage of Persia and the well being and prosperity of Persian people." Continuing, he fiaid: "I realize what a. great source of progress Par- liamentary government has been to other 'nations, but the deplorable ie- sults of the recent institution at Te- Port Arthur, Dec. 4 her rigging ujidc-r heavy ice from stem to the steamer A Dies came safely .into port this afternoon after one of the most difficult, trips any lake steamer- ever experienced. Captain Mclntyfe, well enveloped in furs and with weather beaten face, that showed .the bitter cold he had experienced told a reporter that he had been since Monday forenoon coming from the a trip that ordinarily occupies twenty hours. Monday night lie struck a fearful storm and fog. The snow deceived -titt so badly- We could see nothing ahead of as. We.camc up the south shore duriiig of tho trip. It took us hours to make forty 2 LABOR MEN PLACED IN FIELD R. J.Baldry and Brown Pipes Candidates For Council SHIPMENTS OF CATTIlARE The delegates to the Trades and Labor Council held their chairs down for three and a half hours last night. The discussion on some of tho ques- 0. E. S. WHiTESIDES WEDS (Sptctal to the Herald.) Coleman, Dec. has reached wn tho.t 0, K fi" general manager of the International Coal Coke Co., was married in Chicago, to Ella Terossa Claris, of Saniia, Ont., on Nov. 25th. The ceremony was performed by Rev. ijolm Alls- worth, a cousin of the bride. Mr. Whiteside's many Colernan friends wiu wifin I'M i and hLs. bride many years of wedded life arid .prosperity. FIRE AT FERNIE Fernie, B. C., Doc. o'clock this morning a fire alarm turned in, ihe fire department ponding quickly. The concrete b rag constructed by A, Bock was a The trouble was the result of furnace which had just been li' to dry the plaster and it being hot the inside wooden casing oi Dec, At Hhe -AinerU the reformed can e. main iest of Jhe ambition to Mitchell isaid formed Houso. 1 vision's slinnld Lti- made -to' former, president the .United" Mine 'Workers :was 'given _ clcise attention when hV spoke on tions m mines; of; fatalities in; 'that pro-_ heran of. the -national-, assembly, the necessity for a -development "of system in this country. The Assembly proved to be of progressive ajid the. expedience of the people with led to widespread movement "against a revival of tire constitution ;.ahd wTiich. the intelli- gent masses anticipated .a return oi the evils to which they were sub- jected uiider the first Assembly. "It is.necessary that the people be brought' gradually to 'appreciate the! value of these institutions and this is my aim. The _ of state which I have; suiiimoned will deal with all thesel questions. From this small- begihiiirig-T hope tlie council develop into an im- portant" the existing situation at' Tabriz, His Majesty said: "It is .to suppose that the popxi- iation of this city wants a constitu- tion or that" it-would .be oaeified .with How capped Winnipeg, thousand head of cattle will have been Chipped, through Wmmpeg by tlie time 1908 draws which-', will constitute one of "the best, if not the very best, years -we have said H. A. Muiluis, the well known cattle visions Twidbw oi. a miner" "who was killed in a mine 1 and ;'_ The Sous .01 be through a smair; tax -on coal out the tax; would .be not Jbeaf .Keavily such 'that ;it 'on an one grimtea.; Similar disturbances' were prevalent a year ago in Tabriz, while" Tariiament was sitting. The people of Tabriz, are "naturally revo- lutionary, melxidrag, -as .they do, a large rmnYber of Caucasians." exporter to a Tribune reporter yes-. ternay! "The clcmaud from the Bri- tish market has strong and stca dy all the year, "and export beasts arc- realizing, frbmf to a- This will undoubtedly be a very pro- fitable year for'- :tho Canadian trade, S. S. SECRETARY FOR ALBER tions that came up before the caught. The fire ing, was carried on at some length, gained much headway. A good representation turned out. ____________ The question of a better method oi j financing the hall was given a great deal of attention. Some of the del- egates favored the appointing of a committee to vjsit tho various locals lay the them with a view to having the members take out shares in the property and thus form ing a cooperative society. It decided that thy coun cil bo empowered to meet all incom- ing shares and that the matter rest over for the new council to handle. .T. B. Kelsey, editor and proprietor of the "Labor Bulletin" asked that he permitted to rent an office in tho Labor Hall, After another long discussion it was decided to fit up the front room and rent it to Air. Kelscy at the rate of an- num. of the members were of the opiuion that the benefit derived from having the editor of the paper where he could always be seen would entirely offset the rental. Mr. Kelsey will throw the room open before and had GRAND TRUNK HIT HARD BY FIRE THF, WAY OF FAST TRAINS Wh.m buying tickets insist upon them reading via North-Western Line Obtain information from your local agent or address: H. S. Collins, Gen'l Agent 420 Riverside Ave., Spokane-, Herbert P. Kenny, of Winnipeg taking been appoirited general baking the Alberta Sunday School put tion and will assume office on cady for 1. The present secretary Stuart head will be general secretarys 'dishes Saskatchewan. Previously, Sask the lat- ewan, Alberta and British Coluihe glass were all under one secretary, ot water now each will have a Mr. Kenny is at present seen, saucej of the Winnipeg S. S. AKs 2 Weeks Old None of our assort- ed lines of Choco- lates after the meetings of the unions when any one can- drop in to read or dis- grievances of" the working man. He will .also place in the room news- papers, periodicals, and books, treat- ing, on subjects affecting unionism. Mr. Kelscy also asked thai NEW TARIFF FOR FRANCE would largely be occupied in looking after the business He, bers being present for tion of taken in .the elections .and. "the -fol- lowing are the' officers Tfor Worthy Past Apple- Worthy. 'WadV Worthy 'Worthy Worthy Tt .Ebbins. f Assist. J. Warren. C: C. Cragg. vr" 1st. ;J, Oliver. 2nd, F. German. Sexton, 4th T. B: "Little. 5th G. Hill. Ritchie.- :r- Inside Outside J.. Elton. German, D. King, A M. Ritchie. The lodge is Staking rapid strides both numerically and financially put through las month, three at the meeting las and-ten applications for mem bership were read at last night's meet ing. The members are working to gether to' make this young lodge th strongest in the city. H. OILtOMPANY five sittings during .which exhaustive, ev- idence was takerf in connection e-usft: of coal "oil the cor- NEW WANAGERXOF CANNER1ES. Select C. A. Fowler as: the .Managing _Dire_ctor Toronto, Dec. 2.--Shareholders ot the Canneries met at the .King "Edward hotel last night "on the call of C: A. assistant- man- director. The shareholders and the dealers will council elect un editor or assistant reap a editor to assist him as his timo "Up-to Xoveinbaf 14, 1908, the f61 lowing'were .for the year Winnipeg: Export cat- 1905, ex- port cattle were shipped, feed crttie; in .1906, export cattle; 223 food -'ami" 77S Btbck; in. 1907, 5-il export cattle, feed 603, butchers, More Stock Yards Required Sir. Mullins said the increase in the shipments this .emphasized the ever-growinflr need For however, would still .cpntinue to be p_ropriotpr ,-and manager, _ and would reserve the right to "stop any article that would lay him open to libel. The council appointed J. M. 'editor pro tern., to fill this position. This position will be QUed semi-an- nually at thq time the delegates to the elected. Mr. Kelsey of course will make financial arrange- raeuts with Mr. Ritchie, and has al- ready arranged that he be "the .edi- Parin, Dec. tariff commis- sion of Parliament, which has spent the last six months in taking testi- mony has completed a project of tar- iff revision. This will ba submitted to Parliament in January. The pro- posed revision is designed further to strengthen the arm of France in the exacting of concessions from .other countries. With'this end in view the to.the pro- are to be increased by an aver- age- of. 20 ''per cent. The minimum rates on most articles in which the United Suites is interested, -am, re-i.T, I'muieY spYeail from No. 2 dock to No. 3 "dock but at this point seemed to be under control. The steamer Cur irishman caught fire at one time but the blaze was extin- guished with very little damage. The loss at 2.30 o'clock was confined to docks, Nos. 1, 2 and 3 which were practically destroyed with their freight sheds. Two of these sheds were well filled with flour, baled hay and other valuaVle merchandise in- tended to form the cargoes of the Cornishman and the The loss in freight will probably amount to The docks were estimated to be worth The entire prop- erty of the Grand Trunk here is valu- ed at leather, rubber, metals, typewriters, machinery, etc. are increased. yard Winnipeg. tor of Bulletin. Wcstem dealers we rer at present un- In the discussion of this question der: a very serious gandicap, the i one delegate showed the need of such yards; and disgrace- fully 3Phat they did ;so well 'in spite "of drawbacks a present recommended that.he be ap- pointed managing: director. Fowler the. Regina- meeting armed tribute to Western -Canadian enter- L oner'.a jury, brought in :a yefdict. to- j with this recommendation and several night exonejrating the Winnipeg J Oil hundred proxies. Co.; irom in connecnon ;wvtn the xleatlk7 bt the late Hobnes. was-of; the opinion, that: the deceased came to her death. Crqia the explosion of "coal oil-Avluch was di- luted with gasoline and although this liquid was traced as having come from (he-Winnipeg Oil.Company, .the contention -was -that- no eyidence to show that the concern was responsible. A rider was attach- to "the verdict Tecommending stricter degulations the examina- tion and testing of oils after '-they -were prepared for shipment to the retail trade prise. Mr. Mullins 'satd was "of the utmost new-C. a paper as neither of the papers in town voiced tho needs of the .work- mgrnan. Another claimed that whilo everything was moving along peace- fully at present the union mcu might want to" place-before tho public mat- PREPARE TO PLAY HOCKEY NO DIVISION AT MOCK PARLIAMENT A. B. Barren, chairman of the meet- ing, said that the eastern sharehold- ers believe the funds of the company been expended recklessly. The plant of the company at Medicine Hat Mr. Fowler thought, was too expen- sive to be hurt by competition. Mr. Fowler then lengthily discussed proposed canning work to carried on at their plant. It would take 000 to put the proposition on a busi- ness basis. v P. R.-stock-yards .should be com-iters that probably neither of the oth-: plated and ready jn thejer papers would publish. The council voted- to assist Asked to the possibility of the James Sar.dhain in, his affliction. A British ..embargo on. Canadian cattle subscription list will be taken to the being removed, .he thought that there! various unions, was a considerable liklihood of liaappcarance At a meeting pi hockey enthusiasts in. M. C. parlors lost night it was decided that some definite infor- mation would have to be secured be- fore organization could be proceeded A committee composed of Messrs. There was no division at the Mock Parliament last night as some of the .back benchers. wanted to air their views on the general policy of the Government. Sydney Jackson, the member f6r North Huron was elected deputy-speaker and in the absence of the speaker was in charge of the House. At the opening of the ses- sion, Hon. W. H. McLelland, leader o[ the Opposition, wanted the amend- ment, to the reply discussed instead of the main motion; Finally, the A LOCAL BUDGET. P. Sayles, 0. P. B. operator has been put in charge at' Coaldale and Mr. ardntyre of Medicine Hat Is in his place in the local office. SIGNED PAPERT FORMMAYOR THE MARINE INQUIRY his trip to j OKI Country, Mayor Henderson sign Repairs on a Prices of Meat Investigated :Halifax, Dec. the afternoon session of the marine enquiry the testimony was taken as to repairs made on a yacht belonging to C. G. j Henry, manager for Roche, I former member of Parliament for (Halifax. Some workingmen. testified "Uo seeing the yacht in the yard but The appeal of Sirs. Jas. Bouck ag-edhis nomination.paper. His cppon- did not know anything about the re- the Rose cd by the P" n-in.chmg of of signing the nomination paper.; by "the Supreme Court Kdrcss'Gard-j Aid. Ivcs, who also opposed the Mny-; in the "Barracks, for defying jor's election but who has ably sun-' .'-Wj-jfja the nrtrl he! ported him during the year, bo released this afternoon. j other signer of the paper pairs. to the The yaeht n-pam-d belonged with tho advent of a to power. lie said it ought to-be' re'moved be- cause the disease which was the ex- planation for its enforcement was a political disease? only, and had no ex- istence in Canadian cattlu. As to the .1. .was appointed janitor. the financial management of I the hall was up for endorsatiori the delegates from tho miners' union stat ed that their union, contemplated building a ho.H of their own nearer; rink and present- a definite proposi- tion to a mooting on even- ing at 7.30. in the Y. IT. C. parlors. This committee will also endeavor their homes. cffect on the Cana.dian trade pf the removal of the embargo "he believed the x-olume wonld double at once and increase afterwards very rapidly. WORKONpV IS PROGRESSING Ottawji. Ont.. National Transcontinental Railway commission reports that f-xcf-llent progross is be- Tho item of business of most un- mediate interest put through was the bringing out of two men to stand as[ aldennanic candidates in the civic elections. R. J. Baldry and Brown Pipes are the men. The emlorsatton of two aldcrraanic candidates already in the field will not until after tbe pub- lic meeting on Wednesday night. A motion was passed authorizing _thc calling of a public meeting next Wednesday night at Oliver's Hall to discuss civic matters. It is expect- ed that all aldennanic candidates will be present to give addrf-sses. -Mr. A, E. Humphries, K. J. of the Government prevailed and R. R. Davidson, and W. A. Buchan- he was overruled. Col. Whitmore, an, were delegated to procure rates j minister of the interior resumed the the management of the skating debate discussing matters pertaining particularly to his department. He was followed by K. McLean (South Hon. Geo. Bannerman, post-, master general, A. E. Ives, (Sher- Hon. Wm. minister of agriculture and J. B. Kobinson (Win- The speakers frr the Oppo- sition, severely criticized the Gov- ernment and the ministers as ably defended. The next debate will be on a bill amending the Immigration Act, which will be introduced by Pre- mier Shepherd. to induce the management of "the riiik extend their sheet of ice some nty also make provision for an audfonce along of the rink. at HAD TO BEACH THE CHARMER i .Agent Parsons. vs. Bouck case was dismiss-! show his apnrcc.iatioir of the JLiyor s 'Mr. WaUon accuspd them of keep- Supreme Court er. bane. work askctl and received -the pnvi- 1 -mis-their eys ar.d ears shut in re- iat did not belong to their ,u made- with the now National railway f flnd oi between The whole y incr, thcy agreed of the line is under contract and on was wnat they it of Some I given, in regard to contracts for in thehab- the eastern and western ends whore iicilichvo Hat hockey club is munication with the local in regard to games to be. ed this OFENiNG OF. PARLIAMENT Qttawaj "ont., Dec. is prob i pairs being preAily in j amount Alex Ferguson denUx'. of j able that Parliament will be called to of lhe had been given A who was sent here to dispatch of business on Some testimony timo from "Medicine Hat has bccn'a exaci date oi theT nuisnnce here since his rolcasc. He was ordered out of the city but re- Vancouver, R. C., Doc. IUT hold rapidly filling with water, the rt'sult of a collision with a heav- ily laden coal barge, the Gult Ferry the hall gratis for I steamy, Charmor. was benched at the fiitnmeo! of Vancouver at 1 o'- The counc" thought, that there clock this nftornoon. Thus was done ought to be a labor man on the city I by Capt. Himtor to save the vessel council as the labor men of the ci wore not getting a fair deal. One is giving this occasion. J opening Qf the session has not which high. It was been decided but the Government's' that were for special fusing to go was given two months; is to it as nearly as this morning. f possible. to January and if. the andi-. Lnst night the police made a raid tov generoVs report and other mat-! Chinese sasibling joint in the I of detail can be gol in i a''cats and