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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta UTe Lethbridge DaOy Herald NO. W7. VOL. II. LETHBRIDOE. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, DECCMBER 11, 1909. SIR WILFRID THE Has Been Dragged into ;British Political Fight A WORD Or EXPLANATION The Herald is moving to its new office on Crabb street to- day, consequently the size of the paper is reduced to the smallest, in order to enable the staff to assist in moving the machinery to the new building1. For a few days The Herald may not be up to the mark but we aro sure our readers and advertisers will excuse us under the circumstances. CANDIDATES BEFORE THE NORTH WARD ELECTORS Many anil Overhead Bridge Discussed Will Treat North and South Alike SELF GOVERNMENT FOR IRELAND London. Dec. in Albert hall tonight, Herbert Asquith, the British premier, announced that his policy was to set up in Ireland u full sys- tem of self government in re- gard to purely Irish affairs. THREATS OF HELL NO E London, Dec. Wilfrid Laur- ier is being dragged into a. party fight here. The Manchester Guard- ian, the most authoritative exponent of views of Messrs. Lloyd-George and Churchill devotes much space to-day to an article from an Ottawa corres- pondent -headed "Canada's Opinion of Lords a challenge to all that is progressive a controlling oligarchy." One paragraph reads as follows "The hereditary principle of Lords quite condemns that Chamber in the eyes of Canadians. Our public men take the liberty of thinking that Lord Lansdowne who made an ad- mirable governor-general, committed a tactical blunder in inducing it to Jie coming municipal election at the meeting in Kennedy's i should bo conducted by a commission head bridge. Hall. Robert Nimmons was voted into Cannot Frighten the Stricken Says Minister the chair by the meeting and in open- ing the proceedings, stated ihnt this meeting was ffive the peo- ple in the North Ward who wore not able to get out to the meeting of, can.aidates thought that the last week the chance to hear the dif- j anfl south parts of the city ferent candidates express their views j SOOR De on equal terms subservient to the council, the same as the- management in any corpora- tion were subject TO tne control ci ihe directors. James Ashcroft James Ashcroft Inquiry Will-Be Held Into Case At Port Arthur Toronto, Dec. is understood a searching inquiry will be instituted into charges that "doped liquor is reject the Budget. Sir Wilfrid furnished lumber jacks who ier does not care to meddle in Im- come into jport William and Port Ar- p-erial politics, but it is well known j thur from th3 W00.ds. If facts are as that he regards actions of Lords as the attorney-general's depart- a challenge to all that is progressive j and ijcense inspector's depart- in three kingdoms. In his opinion j mcnt will work together in the mat- representative government is as good j ter That tnc situation is a serious The candindate however held to the subway view. R. Virtue W. Ft. Virtue made his maidc-i'. speech in municipal politics. He- was in favor of anything that could ad-' as another of the vance the growth of the city. He north thought that the proper place for a would i subway when built was on Westmin- with equal ster Road but at present would favor on the questions before the people-1 rights and representation. The north i the overhead bridge on Coutts Street It was the first time s. meeting of side had progressed favorably but in as that would not cost nearly jso this sort, had been held in the- North Ward and the .onople should feel proud the future more must be done there; much and would be got at, once. He than had 'been done. If elected he was as much interested in the North that" the' city has assumed the pro- i guaranteed that the north side would j Ward as anyone, portions to make this possible. j have its share of improvements ac-' Alderman Kin- Speaks j cording to the Alderman King was Pursuing Course lor Says He thought it was time for a paid wants of the people. commission to look after the business the first speak-j He could work for that part as tHo fit he: er called. He stated that he had appeared he was always ready on the city's affairs. He claimed that the management of the city's business had been ncg- had WorM tor with fairness and equality to all. J. W. Boclton of the city. Berlin, Dec. 10. Reichstag again Addressing the to-day Chancellor Fie would have these y the people and not appointed by the council. He thought there had been some cause for com- plaint in some of the departments but briefly Germany's foreign relations, he did not blame the engineer or the English statesmen, among them Von Bethmann Holwogg reviewed J W. BouHon the next of the can-j superintendent of waterworks only in premier Asquith, in recent speeches, lected. the as doomed in England if Lords, an unrepresentative body, is to.be allow- ed to force Liberal administration out of power by rejecting a special bill hitherto supposed to be within exclusive control of the Commons. He one Jg on every hand. TU iWerman hid noTgivro didates remarked that while he was j so far as they had not given the had dcficd the estabHshment of time a4 Sonthey should living on the south side of the city work the supervision if needed He time aaa attrition Q[ thc North Ward i would try to serve the. city m the, Slven- i He thought most 'efficient way could. They would Germany relations between Great Britain and the thnr al Mn an other part that ai- tcan any important the new task of chancellor FAVOR BETTER TRADE RELATIONS London. Dec. meeting of the Wcst Indian committee following re- that many of the Lords arc ex- ,vas carried unanimously: mat the committee is of the opin- arrange ceedingly able men, but agrees with Benjamin Franklin that it would be ion that a preferential trading a just" about as logical to have hcredi- ment between, me Brush w tary professors of mathematics a universities or hereditary doctors not held one ing- the vear. meeting dur-i could take up He had admitted that j alternative propositions. Some peo- like to see them kicking as much as i pie wanted a all i to the square. or hrid-c close, jtlu-v had bten doins as there was otJi- aldermen was all the square. He had spoken to city er parts of the city not getting im- hnno work but he h.V -en his j engineer Arnold on the question approvements too. in regard to the honorary Tioik but _ b.......--.t there were no en- electric light he would lii and added that he could reply sincerely and with, complete convic- tion and in accord with these inten- tions that the true interests of both countries would be served to the ex- and without fear or fa-1 he liad stated tha Ho felt that he had done his Line-ring -difficulties in constructing plant, pay as weil as the other muni- He thought that! a subway on Westminster Road. Thejcipally owned utilities. ment __. dies and British Guiana and Domm- j duty to the _. _ Canada offers best prospects j thc North. Ward wouid be a greater i high level bridge at Coutts street] E. A. Sharman A. Sharman also spoke for the of for future welfare and prosperity of these colonies provided interests Oi individual colonies will be safeguard- ed." medicine in hospitals as hereditary lawmakers and that it is all the more absurd and dangerous when the j hereditary law-makers usurp fune-1 lions of representatives of people and j CANADIAN set themselves up as a controlling Ottawa. Dec. N.: Lewis. M. oligarchy. j P. for South Huron, has given notice of a resolution asking the govern- ment request imperial government to place in a ed of now. vears tuan was dream i would have to bo at least seven hun- tent that they approached each other see the in a realization of these aims. The chancellor referred to the friendship between the emperors of Russia and Germany and the good terms upon which the two nations lived to the steadfastness of the A'few years ago no one jdred feet long as the C.P.R. owned j first timp as a for munici-; trjplc to the Moroccan had thought that Westminster Road j that Ridtli of right of way there. Tne pal ,hojlors. Tf elected he would serve agrccrncnt with France, would bAtic business street that it i only place where the subwav would ,hc intnrost.s of North and South: vjn conclusion ne said certain cir- G T R. REPORTS INCREASE Montreal. Dec. Grand Trunk railway traSc earning the first "week of "December were compared with for the same week last year. PERLEY IN THE CHAIR Ottawa, Dec. H. Perley, M- P. for Argenteuil, was appointed this raornir-g permanent chairman of the Conservative caucus. GET AFTER CROOKED DOCTORS Toronto, Dec. medical council this morning adopted all of recommendations of committee for dealing more rapidly and effectively wkn doctors .guilty of illegal prac- tices and legislation to assist the council in this rospect will be asked. make provision for appointment of a Canadian attache to thejaBritish em" bassy at Washington. w> ANOTHER COAL COMPANY IN PASS js today. date He vvanted every candi-jbc of advantage to tlir Nc.th Ward Ho was neither to clcs to make it appear that o pledge himself to the widen, i was at Westminster. Roaa. lms_ organization or individual. He fav- Germany nas adventurous aims do- me of this street before the property j street was the geographical centre OI ored tnc idea of having an overhead trimentai to the world's peace and trot too dear. He favored the plac-jthe city and would {soon bc at the j brMsc rat-tor than a subway on the tnat such aims wcrc unknown of a bridge across the track. Tbo centre of its population. The build-; that the latter would in Germany which kept on her way North Ward had been divided from j ing of a bridge across the river to tQo mllch present. The bridge j in great tranquility and steadfastness the rest of the city too much. He j the north of the city as proposed CQUld bc for less tban twenty- j [rec from al] ncrVOusness. thought there would -be ten thousand j Xv0uld mean that the traffic peopie on the north side five years, j C0mc in along this street. _ _ The ueODle there must be given better! the cheapest place tne subway could not i be put. He thought the council Thcre would It was fiyc thousand dollars. Lives would bc }ost soQn .f gome crossinK sccured. had bcen expenditures for Spokane and Winnipeg Cap- italists Will Develop Prop- erly Near Frank sewers and waterworks where Thev should send r-v-n to the coun-' should have put, in more lights in _____...... f-.il who were prepared to give their North Ward and shouldn't have laid werc not n.pcdcd. He was not service nnd time and who were desir-j water mains alone vacant property as; Tor Of anything of that sort. ors of doin- that. he claimed they had done, when thev He hopod the 19in council would iwere needed badly in that part of the contain men who belonged to no com- j Mnation hut would art according: to The present council had turned down t.brir own ronvictions and stand question of widcninc; Westminster ihe risftt of the taxpaver Alderman Oliver had don they in fa- 'Road. Il-e didn't know why thev !had done so as it was needed. He spca-Uad considerable business interests In __i Spokane, Wash., Dec. j EARTHQUAKE AT OTTAWA ft Ouawa. DPC. was a, sharp and distinct parthquako lasting seconds, felt in all parts ofj city at 1.2i this morziirig. YVin-j wore rattled. shook arid j nlurly in southern part of the Spokane men have organized thc shock wss severe. Davenport Coal company, capitalized' at to develop extensive coal fields in the province of Alberta. The officers are: President, Fred II. Ma- son; vice-president, Clayton i Alderman Oliver iker. stated that this -was his first, i -time to talk at a Public meeting in Itho'No'-th Ward. In reply to Alder-] n'King he would say that he had j soa d three committee meetings. The thc city and proposed to devote the time he could to the city's There would be no North Ward and South for him if on the council and be would act independently. F. W. Brown F. W. Brown was thc next candi- date to addres the meeting. He was a young man in Lethbridge but had fairs, if elected. He would keep cnod watch on what was hems; lien mistakes were ma.de would PCWSR to WAS WiTriOU 10. four rTiriE: the' city i.'O-vor A of noc- "ice at Fnlls init tbe riant i 'the Dominion Power ard Transniis-! secretary-treasurer, sion Co. v.-orks out of husinoss. and properties committee had-i to do as the work in left to the en-; had table every council meet-: amount and cost of LESSAUI) KIN ED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS or" eel in most of the local factories trie jam was removed. Street cars unable to leave the car barns until nearly 11.30 o'clock, while the suburban traffic was just as complete- other in Spokane identified with the; company being John A. Finch, Sam-: laid on the ing showing the vhe work done. _ Charles Husscy.j city had come to a point it required good business heads in He had had twelve years1 on the council and was us; to give, the advantage of that experience again. the interests of the city at heart. He favored city government by commis- sion appointed not elected by the peo- ple. The city could not jump in and elect commissioners. Popularity ra- ther than capability would sway election. He would favor mayor naming the commission at lir.st and of having it- tried and sub- mitted to the people for their approv- al. He would not vote for an elected commission at first. He thoiieht. live sub way was an important one. He didn't fi-rl cap- able of a decision at the present time RAILROAD LAW I BEFORE CONGRESS J Likely To Surpass ihe Con- i fiict Over Rates Four I Years Ago Toronto, Dec. cannot frighten these poor people with threats of hell, for they are there al- ready." This is the way'Rev. Dr. Rose de- scribed the condition of people liv- ing in the lower grades of society, is his sermon in Sherbourne Street Methodist Church. Dr. Rose was dis- cussing the question of the Chur-ch't relation to the world, and he had number of very plain opinions to ex- press regarding the Church's short- comings. "The Church has always 'been too" he declared. "It was meant to be a-leading power, instead of which it too often follows. By .its treatment of Galilio, the great as- tronomer, it lost its leaders-hip in science it is fast losing its leader- ship in scholarship and its ability to defend this laying his hand on the Bible, "and now social reform is knocking at its. door, asking it -to come forth and lead-it. But it has always been fearful, instead of hems brave. It. is because of this timidity; that the Salvation Army is '-doing the work to-day which the Methodist Church should be doing. What Church is For "But, the continued the speaker, "which was called into be- ing to oppose the world, has too oft- en allied itself with those-very influ- ences which it should combat. Of Christ it was said, that 'The com- mon people heard Him gladly i' Somo- timcs it looks as if the Church want the common people. It is too often the slave of the rich. There is nothing better to be seen than rich men and women devotinR their means to the uses of the Church, but the Church loses its pow- er when it allows the rieh to fasten themselves upon it, and make them- selves necessary for its welfare." Speaking of the Church's attitude. to social reform, Dr. Rose declared that it was like offering a drowning sailor a tract. "Or like a band of workers going through the slums with illuminated banners hearing the leg- end 'God is while poor wretch- es are trodden down into the mire and mud, starving to death... You cannot frighten these poor people with threats of hell, for they are there concluded the Doctor. emphatically. "What they need first is a little food to cat, and some land to till, then offer them religion." Washington, Dec. contro- FIRE IN BOX CAR Recrina. Dec. in a box car versv over n il-nvl h-isHtion will threatened rolling stock and buildings lUQatl IL-.lSl'-l.LlUIl _ _ ___j_ on no-rl-B- the be presented in congress this would }y overcome the difficulty of crossings for a time and could be got at once. He thought that the departments (Continued on Page Four) ;ir> the C. P. R. ynrfls hero at an early this Fortunately the in interest and importance pro-j disenvered the blaze in time 1o surapss 'he conflict, over! to call tlio dennrtment before it gain- railroad rates'of four years roach headway and the blaze was first war fired to-day by Sena-i lor Cummins, of Iowa, when he in- i reduced a bill proposing radical Changes in the Interstate Commerce Act. In a' large sense the Cummins measure is a practical substitute for the present law. a measure proposing con fined to one car. 00 LIFE BUSINESS, TOO Ottawa. Doe. Gonuisons ban kin a: and commerce committee this morn ins reported a bill respect- ins Phoenix Assurance Company. It is expected that'which seeks' to pive company power amendments to! to do life as well as fire business. ]aw will be introduced j carlv in January by Senator Elkins; It is giv-j of the; THE" STANDING" OF THE CANDIDATES JL Jfc _ _________ GET PERS' AID IN7 THE HERALD FREE CONTEST PUBLISHED TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND VOTES COUNTED UP TO 10 A.M. SATURDAYS. which sunk a shaft j____ Diamond Ring Gold Watch Morris Choir held by! MISS ROSE HEATHER One UNANIMOUS Wellinlston. naval defence IN NEW ZtALAND N- Z-, DPC. lO.-The bill providing for fi- lirm Mining Company, which sunk a 486 feet but abandoned the property; DTSTKXCT N for land which gave more promise. This opt-ion passed to the East: u Crow's Nest Coal and Coke Com-1 pany, which has among its members. Smith Crowder, Fred II. Mason ami! Clayton Miller of Spokane. mainder of the stock was Winnipeg men. Under the direction DAVlES I of this company ihe property was CRONKH1TE I vcloped and proved valuable. EDNA ALLEN j The new Davenport Company, naui-; ri, t pcpiE ed after Lincoln Davenport, one of: SUSAN GIL.ESPiE I thc original owners, is the outgrowth j H. G. KILNER i of the East Crow's Nest Coal Coke company. Under the new .ownership j property is better financed than i evpr before, and it is announced hv j Mr. Mason work at the mine j will be pushed as fast as thc wea-' thcr will permit and, with the break of winter, a tipple will bc construct- ail the City Ons Writing "Desk. Ona Suit Cast. One Silk Umbrella nanclne of dreadnoucht offer and Now Zealand's contribution to the Bntjsn navy pj.Fsod thronph all stages of the house" of representatives yesterday. The third reading was corned witu- otit diversion. ed, and shipping begun. He ex- pects to load the first car early in March. The Northwestern country will be in the market for the output of the mine. ,-IiSS MARY SIMPSON HANNAH KEBR MISS VIVIAN GISSON MISS FLORENCE LAUMAN ...............22-920 rv'.ISS WINNIE LAVERICK ...10.240 ARTHUR-HUMPHRIES .VJSS VIRA DOVv'SETT MISS WINNI" HARRISON 0. CHARLES ivIARGARET SMITH .4.095 ..1025 DI towns an TRICT NO. all rritory outside of Lethbridge: Diamond Ring One Writing Desk. GoM M On On- GoM Suit Case. One Morris-C'naii One Silk Umbrella MISS ETHEL M. Cranbrook, B. C. H. CAMPBELL, Macieod, Aita. MISS WARY L. SUNSTRUM, Blairmore HUGH JOHNSON, Taber.............. VILDA WATSON, Spring Coulee MISS SUSAN WITBECK, Raymond, Alta. MISS JEAT-i DOBB1E, Pinchci- Creek..... E. SIMPSON. Coicrnan MRS. D. E. COTTON, Clareshclm ARLIE HUDSON, Purple Springs, JAM IS GREAVES, Medicine Hat, Alta. MISS ANNIE TOMFOHR, Milk River. Alta MISS GRACE ROBINSON, Fcrnie....... MISS EDITH SINCLAIR, Medicine Hht A. A. COW1E, Cardston, Alta............. MISS MAE J. which will differ from the Cummins bill in many important details. In brief the Cummins bill requires the i Interstate Commerce. Commission to! promulgate a uniform classification of freight and to prepare a plan for j the statement of freight rates which-________ shall hereafter bc made in a uniform j jway. The carriers arc required to: Cincinnati, Dec. Gompers. i adopt this classification. i President of the American Federation The Commission is Authorized to' Of Labor, and F. T. Hawley, Presi- funsidrr rates on its own motion of the Switchmen's Union of v.-iUi a view to determining their: K0rth America conferred here to-day surrounding and is expected to fix; regarding the strike of the switchmen maximum and minimum rates. In any j in the Northwest. Previous to the section instituted in court to set conference Mr. Gompers said the aside an order of the Commission ro- switchmen had not been given due spec-ting rates courts are prevented consideration by thc railroads, and he from inquiring into the reasonable- ness or sufficiency of any rate fixed by On- commission. The bill pro-; strike would spread. Mr. Hawley de- vides that changes in rates shall not j he would do all in Ms power Ix-come effective until they are ap-jto win thc strike for the men 67.330 proved by wanted to do all he could to help them. lie would not say whether the Commission. It pro- out. hibits the acquisition of control by'j Mr. Gompers said the primary ob- oo'cfic! any common carrier of any parallel j jcct Of his visit here was to harmon- compel lines, of acquiring the capi- differences between, the branches of -30'425! ;.al stock of bom-ls of any other Brotherhood of Painters, Decora- j j Ici'iiin I from that is a competitor. By the tors, and Paper Hangers, which or- isssing any capital stock tjon jn tnjs cjty. ,n9Ql without payment at par either in: From here he goes to Pittshurg to- 'money or in property, and in effect j night, where the Executive Council Commission shall have supcrvi-j Of the American Federation of Labor of the issues stocks and will hold a conference to-morrow with bonds bv any carrier after Jan. the National Officers of the Amalga- hflll 'no carrier doing interstate mated Iron, Steel and Tin Workers, i 010 business shall be permitted to engage tha, that o, a common carrier. which organization is at present in- volved in a bitter fight with the' United Steel Corporation. ;