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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME It. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3. NUMBER 4i. NO USE FOR THE WILY JAPS California Bound To Keep Them Out Of State San Feb. inter- est of the agriculturalists in the an- ti-Japanese legislation is indicated by the b.ill to prohibit the ownership of property which was introduced by Drew of Fresno, the centre of one of the largest orchard and vineyard dis- tricts of California. The other bills were introduced by Johnson, of Sa- cramento Valley, where the Japanese are regarded with considerable hostil- ity by. people of all classes. This feeling has been intensified by the ac- quisition in latu years by the Japan- ese of large tracts of orchard and garden lands. The criticism of the eastern press on the anti-Japanese feeling, in this state has aroused a storm of protest from the papers of California. The papers of this; state generally complain that the real attitude of the people of Cal- ifornia is not understood in the east. Most of. these papers regard the ex- clusion of the Japanese both to be necessary and inevitable and they ex- press fear that the action oi" the state- legislature will retard rather than ad- vance tljp solution of the problem. The San Francisco. Chronicle today complains that the feeling against .California in the east is entirely bas- ed on "two main motives, both sor- did; one is to keep solid with Japan and thereby promote the sale of cot- ton goods and kerosene no matter at- what cost to the unfortunate people of the Pacific coast and the "other is to force Congress to give heavier ap- propriations for the army and navy." The paper predicts the.exclusion of the Japanese by domestic law as the only logical solution for eadx. dav's a11 the varieties. vince and from the coast cities will 1 neccssarv absencc from residcnce meet in the Oddfellows' Hall at 10 o'clock, to discuss the question of the j handling of grain. The Provincial i The place of honor is generally con- allowed twenty dollars, and profession sidered to be due to the barred Ply- fortv dollars'.. Arbi-: mouth Rocks. The competition in Cabinet and Legislature recognized the I trators from outside provinces the this color is the keenest that nas ever importance of the question by adjourn 1 JJt V HJA1W. 1 f tJLi. vj -JJi. WJO43. ing for the balance of the week to al- j Professional arbitrators are lawyerSj i engmeers, architects, Do- control all such issues of stocks and that before sanction is given for such, issues, the company should be called upon to establish beyond dispute that it is in the intei-ests of the public. Hon. Geo. P. Graham, minister of j railways, said that such a question could jiot decided off-hand. He expressed the belief that the (J.P.E. is the best managed railway company In the world. It had in all ed out its undertakings and had made every'effort'to-meet the demands of the people. In the. there exists a crying need for increas- j ed facilities and it was the duty of the srovernment to aid the C.P.R. in Its endeavors to bring the doors of the markets of the world- nearer the great portions of the great West, which is being opened up. Mr. Gra- ham contended that the company could better keep its position intact by issuing additional stock instead of bonds. He promised however, to take into consideration the recommenda- tions made by Mr. Maclean. Hon. John Haggart argued that the C.P.R. should be allowed to work out its own destiny. Dr. East Htiron, said that if the C.P.R., instead of holding so much land in the Northwest, should release to settlers, there would have been no necessity to issue either new stock or bonds. SPENT ON WHARVES Her.. Mr. Pugsley informed Mr. Bar- nard, member for "Victoria, that had been expended by the Government since 1896 in the con- struction and maintainence of wharves in Nova Scotia; in New Brunswick and in "British low -the members an opportunity of attending. Premier Rutherford, Hon. W. H. Gushing, E. H. Riley, C. Hie- bert, A. J. Robertson, M. Mackenzie, M.L.A.'s and Mr. Harcourt, deputy minister oi agriculture arrived from the north idkt night to be present at members left for to the opening of the conference. Other j members will arrive this afternoon, A large number of farmers and oth- j ers from the towns and district along the C. E. nortH and south are in the city for the purpose of at- j tending the meeting. Three delegates j from the Vancouver Board of Trade, j one the Victoria one from the New Westminster Board and a repre- sentative of the British Columbia go- vernment- arrived this morning. The gathering will be the most represen- tative one of tlftse interested in the j same fees plus ten -dollars for hon- been known in this part of the coim- try.' Bull and .Rocks, Wyandottes. Orpingtons, and Brahmas. are also minion or Provincial land surveyors, .exceptionally ffood.. Exhibitors from Other business conducted was north figured strongly in these. small importance. The House was and accounted for a 'o'.r share of the adjourned till ay next. jVTost of spoil. at- The show will be open this evening lend grain conference. an day tomorrow. GREAT FALLS, MONT. IS AFTER THE GPT GOING TO SEE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT ABOUT EXTENSION OF LINE TO THAT CITY. Great Falls, Feb. the regular handling of grain ever "held in ta.. Cutting Down. the Estimate Alb'er-'.meeting of the. Great Falls Board-of Commerce last evening it was decided that a delegation, composed of Her- b'ert Strain, C. M. Webster and S. B. Robbins, -should be sent to Alberta j to confer 'with' the Premier of that _ j province, and officers of the Cana- j dian Pacific road, concerning the pro- posed extensions of the Canadian Pa- cific. to Great Falls. Ottawa. Feb. la the House of decision to take steps to eo- Comnions today Hon. Wm. deavor to secure this railway connec- The following private bills Mr. Foster made a demand for bccn read a second time and referred rue across the nlore information which Mr. Fisher standing committees. OF apparatus ca wires and telephone cable, tearing these down, and smashing the heavy post iind supporting beams within a foot or two of the ground, Kapi'iiy was hurt although the heavy cable falling onto the roof of the freight offices and dragging along in its rush to the ground made those inside think that nothirig less than the popular earthquake had struck ..them whilst one official sug- __ gcstcd that a box car had left the (public interest. The issues did not track and. was making its way through the building. The telephone system north of the track is out of orrior in consequence but speedy work promised to supply later on. THE C." P. R.'S I3TCREASK STOCK On motion to .go into supply Mac- lean drew attention' to the statement made in the last annual report of the Canadian Pacific Railway that it was the intention o? the company to in- crease its issue, oi stock to two hund- red million dollars. This proposal be declared was. riot in the line of the mean new stock but 4 p.c. bonds. If in stock hu unred upon the govern- ment the necessity of imposing the condition that it should be sold at today will soon put this in, comims- the highest price and that the pro- sion. The posts put up are to be j ceeds should be used only for improve five feet longer than formerly so as ment. He urjred that the Railway to avoid a reoccurrence of such acci- Act be so amended that the railway Alberta Central Railway. Dr. Mcln- tyre, Strathcona; Edmonton and Slave Lake Railway Company, also Dr. Mclntyre; Kootenay Central Ry., Mr. Taylor. Leeds; union station and other joint facilities of Grand, Trunk Pacific and Midland Railway of Man- itoba, at Portago La Prairie, Mr; Tu- riff; Winnipeg and Northwestern Rail- way, Mr. McCraney, Saskatchewan, Mr. Herron of Alberta has com- plained to the House of restrictions placed around manufacture of dena- tured alcohol ir< the West. One of the bills the railway commis sion will have to consider is a -pro- posed amendment to the railway act, making railways responsible for all fires communicated by sparks from locomotives, whether guilty of nejfli- acting for minister of finance brought] down the main estimates.-for the fis- cal year ending 31 1910. They total as compared with. the total amount granted for the rear ending March 31 next. tion for Great Falls was readied after a statement on the matter had been made to the board by Mr. Strain, as 'A short time before'the beginning of the new year, Mr. B. Davies, Cana- The decrease is therefore. ciian emigrant agent, handed me an but from this will have to be deduced! Edmonton'daily paper, in winch Pre_ the amount of the supplementary. Rutherford, of the if any. Last year these Province of amounted to ten millions. The prin- cipal decrease on. capital account is for railways and canals. On consolidated funds and coast ser- vice, militia; and for arts, agriculture and statistics. To pay the interest on the public debt, is required as com- pared with for the present year. The militia decrease largely is made xip of for annual drill and for engineer services- Abolish Tax On Drummers Charlottetown, P. E. "I.. Feb. The first session of the Legislature since the general election opened this afternoon. The. Speech from the Throne referred to the government's agricultural policy and to the exten- sion of the rural telephone service. Among the bills to be introduced is one abolishing titx on commercial tra- vellers, increasing revenues of the pro vince having innde this possible. pleted. He further should the Dominion Alberta, had outlined his railway pro- -giani, which "was, in effect, the ex- tension and building of all the pro- jected railway lines of the province. In this statement ho said that the country would not develop as -it should until these lines were corn- stated that, Government :and the railway companies not hurry them to completion the province should take hold of the work. "I .saw that one of the proposed branches extended south from Mac- leod, through Cardston, down to the Montana line. I .immediately open- ed up-correspondence with the Pre- mier, and in a brief 'statement show- ed him how .this line could be extend- ed into Montana and connect -with Great Falls, the best city in the state. I showed him that Teton coun- ty, with about acres of irri- gated all of the projects that were started are" would justify the building of a .line. Tn the course of my correspondence WILL BE TWO CAPITALS. Capetown. Feb. prolonged debates verging on X the point of it is" un- derstood the convention has decided that Pretoria be ad- jmiiistrativp and Capetown le- jrislative centre, neither being specifically designated as the capital. The convention is practically finished. mentioned that there was aiu! the railway officials. I have talked with Churles M. Webster "and S. B, Robbing, about taking this trip, and being well qualified to show the' tonnage which is now entering the state over th'e railways, said he would willingly do anything he could to secure a railway for Tetorv rco'unty and the city -of Great He also said he would pay his own expenses on such a -'The statement of Mr. Strain was discussed at sorntf .length-' ;and the of the board decided'on the three iri'utlemen mentioned' for a cdmsaitiee to go to Canada. While appreciated the offer of Mr. Wc-bs'ter to pay his own expenses, it was thought sufficient on his part t.hnt he give his time for the trip. Mr.' Strain offered to pay his own ex- ami a part of Mr. Robbins' BAD MAN AT LARGE. Former Circus Employee Being Pur- sued ,by Police. Edmonton. Feb. 2. The city police b'--th Edmonton and Strathcona, as wyll us a number of the R.N.W.M.P. from Edmonton barracks, are now on the lookout throughout the district for an alleged desperado, to have boon formerly 'a member of Norris and Rowe's circus, who has been creating havoc for the past few days'. The man who is .wanted has several aliases, but is now known" as Fred Robart. Nearly a week ago 'he left the services of ;his employer at Beaumont and canxe to the city on a holiday. On Thursday afternoon, at the Edmonton' Livery, he secured a horse and cutter with the ostensible object of driving to Strathconal :He did not return, aiid the police were put on his trail. Yesterday -the wns reported to hjk in a stable of a firmer a? Doainnont, whore the cut- U'.IS ;i 1 (Sf) JnUnd ftlniOSt, t.O _ f I T Hr. dents in the future. commission would have authority to genco or not. Northern Railway and the .Canadian I in the meantime information Pacific road. The Grant Northern j wns that Robart had been has been hauling all the coke from further trouble last ..'Friday. British Columbia to this city since at and had threatened the it extended its line in that direction, j lives of a number of residents there. Formerly the Canadian Pacific haul- -He xvoit to the house of', a woman -ed it, via Lethbridge. With this j -named Dastsfrach. .who lived alone through traffic the inducements would i with her two children. It is alleged b? very great- for the buildinjr of! that he bound the little ..ones hand this line. n-nd foot, locked the two up in the "The outcome of the correspond- 1 cellar .the. house, and after firing snoe. was that he asked me to come to several .at the -woman, started Edmonton, the capital, about toward Strathconu, which he ary 6, and to bring some, good maps, reached on Saturday; but owing to other business engage- merits J was .unable to go. XcUoiV. defeated Moyie at hockey "I Imve just written him a letter by 16 to 3. The' game' was unusually and askerj him. to wire me what date rough, no less than 17 .penalties being it would be convenient to meet him inflicted. MINERS ARE IN HERE A Large Number Of At the Convention The seventh annual convention of District No. 18, United Work- ers of America, was opened at the Labor Hall this morning. Presir dent Sherman called the meeting to order, and Secretary A. J. Carter read the call for the convention. The president appointed the follow- ing Credential Stubbs, Taber; D. J. McDonald, Michel, and W. Golernan, .The commit- tee reported the following delegates a seafln the convention.: Biggs and--J.Lyon. Ryan; Fabian.' Evans. Roche Fitzsimmons. -Twist.-- Wigley. Gregory. Nichol: Evans. Hi Marlow. CarbpnadcH-A. Grainger. H. Quigley. Stubbs.. 0; Jones.'- .Gardner, A. McCulloch, D.: J, Goleman-7-Wm. Graham. Liller-F.rr C. Gessler. Livett; Maple Blake. "r- .S. Brooks. Chas. Bunting is the fraternal dele- Western7 Federation oi Miners. Canmore, Lundbreck and Taylorton not iepreaented; The, following are the committees G Nichol, R. Livett, 8. Wigley, J. F. Fabian, A. Granger. Appeals and D. J. McDonald, H Blake, T. Fitf R. Evans. Constitution C. Granger, J. Jones, H. Gregory, R. Marlow, F- Giessler, T. Dupon. Scale D. H. J. Wm, Graham, A. (Continued on Back Big Crowd At the Funeral Caljrary..Feb. _2.--The- funeral of the lace Alfred Mbodle yesterday after- noon .was the Jargesr ever held in Calgary, the members of the differ- ent: fraternal societies' of which the deceased was a member turning out in large numbers to -pay' their last respects to theirs deceased'-brother. V short service was at tfie fam- ily residence -on 7th after which the remains were taken, to the First Baptist Church, where service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Dack.- The floral tributes from different or- ganizations, of 'which; tbe late Mr. Itfoodie had been a member-and his many friends completely filled tw3. carriages. Tbe church wafl packed the doors and handreds. could not gain admission. Novel Scheme To Help Striken South Norwalk, Conn., Feb. new and unique plan for the assist- ance of the hatters who are employed in the closed down plants of As- sociated Hat Manufacturers, which are to resume next Tuesday on tbe shop" plan was brought forth. hore today. The proposition is for" the strikers and the employees of the factories outside the association to give up work. To do this it is proposed that the employees of the independent shops work during the morning, and. allow the strikers to nil their places in the afternoon. Some of the mem- bers of the trade express the belief that the independent shop owners would not object as they to the limit with orders. If the strik ers are enabled to work part of the time it will not be necessary forihanv to call on the treasury for financial assistance. REV. MR. BURMAN DEAD. Winnipeg. Feb. S.-r-Rer. W. A. Burman, steward and boTMr o( St. John's Ollegc, is dead. ;