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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald Lethbridge, Alberta. Thursday, February AMENDMENTS TO LIQUOR LAWS Asked For By Alberta Temperance League Edmonton, Feb. Alberta Temperance and Moral Reform Lea- gue will present the following recom- mendation to the Alberta government today: "That the annual convention petition the Alberta government for a local option law which will give the right of any municipality to outlaw the traffic In intoxicating liquors on the majority vote of the resident elect- ors who vote on such questions; the abrogation of the deposit in con- nection Therewith and the taking of this vote at the time of the municipal elections; such, amendment to the liquor license ordinance as will more adequately protect a local option dis trict or any other place where there 5s no liquor license in the way of re- stricting the 'amount of liquor tha can be shipped into such places amendments to the liquor license or dinance making the minimum fine fo illicit sale of liquor instead of and imprisonment without option o a line for second conviction; the clos Ing of bars and liquor shops on Christ mas Day, Good Friday and Thanks giving Day; that the licensed bar be separated entirely from the hotel o place of accommodation; an amend ment to the liquor license ordinanc that will i-rohib'it license holders o any one directly interested in th manufacture or sale of Intoxicatin liquors in any wise holding position on municipal councils of the prov ince; the .prohibiting of pool tables and other forms of amusement on premises where there is the licensed bar .room." MORAL REFORM LEAGUE OFFICERS Edmonton, Feb. Al- berta Temperance and Moral- Reform League will have a be- neral secretary and several as- sociates constantly at work in the future. The general secre- tary will reside in Edmonton Rev. F. W. Patterson, Edmon- ton, was elected president for 1910. G. A. Barker, Granum is one of the vice-presidents, Rev. J. M. Harrison, Macleod, W. J. Brotherton, Medicine Hat, Rev. A. W. R. Whiteman of CardstOR, are members of the executive. CRETANS CAUSE TROUBLE IN EASTERN EUROPE RECOMMENDATIONS OF COMMISSION On West Indian Trade With Canada And the Mother Country Kingston, Jamaica, Feb. Royal 'Commissioners appointed to inquire into closer trade relation with Canada completed their war! here. Practically all witnesses wb gave evidence were unanimously o the opinion that a fast weekly line of steamers between Can ada and Jamaica would be ot grea benefit and would naturally increas business. Several business men of the Islan spoke in favor of preferential trad with the mother country. None how ever agreed on reciprocity treat 7 j with Canada because of fear tba should a preference be given Canad: the United States would place'an. in port duty on bananas. .JOSEPH DOUPE DIES A Well-Known Winnipegger Passes .Away as Result oof a Stroke Winnipeg, Feb. Doupe, civil engineer and -Dominion lands surveyor, died at 11 -o'clock last even- ing at his residence. 169 Edmonton street. The deceased was one of the best known engineers Jn his profes- sion in Western Canada. He came west with Dominion government sur- veyors in 1871, and for twenty-five years he was engaged in this class of throughout the whole of Mani- toba and the Northwest. About fif- teen years ago he retired from the service of the Dominion government to enter upon a private practice which ne continued with energy almost up to the hour of his death. On the morning of Friday last he was on his way to bis business office from his re- sidence when he had a stroke from which he never recovered. The late ..f. Doupc was born at Xapinee, Ont., Sn 1837 and was educated at McGill University taking his degree of C. E. there. He leaves a widow and two daughters, also his son, J. L FREIGHT TRAFFIC IS AHEAD OF LAST YEA J. Halstead, C. P. R. district freigh agent at Calgary, is in the city toda1 ..-i Halstead reports the freight bus ness of the railway away in excess'! Indianapolis made Want To Leave Turkey And Join Excited-- European Powers Object-British Fleet At Piraeus Malta, Feb. British battle- hip Duncan, flagship of Rear Admiral Ir George Astley Callaghan, second n command of the British Mediter- nnean fleet, with the cruisers Lan- uster, Minerva and Barham, and four orpedo boat destroyers, has left for irasus, the port of Athens, Greece. The despatch of the British squad- on to Piraeus indicates the deter- nination of the interested powers, Great Britain, Russia, France and taly, to secure a strict adherence to he agreement under which the Inter- national forces were withdrawn from Jrete. Cause of the Trouble At that time the Cretans solemnly promised to take no steps against the sovereignty of Turkey. The recent decision of King George of Greece to convoke a national assembly was fol- lowed by reports that the Cretans would attempt to send delegates to that body. This caused uneasiness at Constan- Turkish government informed the powers protecting the island that -if the Cretass were admitted to the Greek national assembly such action would be regarded by the Porte ae a casus belli. The situation was the subject of an exchange of views at London yes- terday, several ambassadors and min- isters conferring with Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign secretary. Anxieties Groundless Last night a semi-official statement was issued at Athens declaring that the anxieties excited'in Turkey were groundless and that the assembly had been .convoked precisely because its sitting wouid defer the date of the parliamentary elections which other- wise might have given the Cretans an too realize their am- bitions to send deputies to Athens. Nevertheless the movement of the British vessels makes clear that the powers concerned do not propose to permit any action threatening the peace In the near east or in any other way disturbing the status quo. BITUMINOUS OPERATORS AND MEN Have General Strike May Be Result ARRANGING TO BUILD H. 8. RY. Ottawa, Feb. Mac- kenzie, of the firm of Macken- zie and Mann, is expected here tomorrow to confer with the government regarding the build- ing of the Hudson's Bay Rail- way. The Canadian Northern owns the line to Pas Mission, from which point the railway to the Bay will start, as announc- ed by Mr. Graham in the house. LETHBRIDGE.FAIR DATES APPROVED Edmonton, Feb. Al- berta Fairs Association con- sented to Lethbridge Fair dates, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 9, 10 and 11. The Association endorsed Andrew Graham of Manitoba, a prominent farmer, for the vacancy on ihe Rail- way Commission. Premier Rutherford attended the Association meetings and delivered an address to the delegates. MIGRATION ALREADY STRONG Last Three Months Beat All Records For Same Period TORIES WERE AGAINST GOVERNMENT GETS MUCH ADVICE From Unionists On Present Political Situation Toledo, Feb. an initial dif- ference between them amounting to 20 cents per ton, operators and min- ers of the district comprising Ohio, Indiana and Western Pennsylvania met here today in postponed joint con- ference to adjust a wage schedule for a new contract beginning April 1. The miners in their convention at demand for a ANCIENT WORK STOOD THE TEST ID Paris Floods-Bankruptcy Of Modern Science of last year and states that things increase from spring. 90 cents to ?1 look very promising for a very busy Per ton- wbile nave not form' ulated their demand It has been erally understood that the operators want a decrease of ten cents a ton, declaring an increase impossible un- der existing circumstances. The understanding that any agree- ment here will be a basis of settle- ment in all other bituminous districts and the declaration of the miners that tliat if the conference comes to a disagreement a general strike will re- sult, makes the conference of wide- CLEAN POLITICS SWEPT MONTREAL all this city, to mourn his loss. The Montreal, Feb. reform tick- et swept the city yesterday in the municipal elections. The whole slate of the CitixcQs' committee was elect- ed .today by large majorities, and not one of the famous 23 aldermen of the old regime condemned by Judge Can- non in his investigation of civic ad- ministration has survived the battle of the votes. Dr. Gucrin, the reform candidate ana two for mayOr> was swept in over Doupe, tor Cas.rain- This result is regara- deceased has always enjoyed the best ot" health, and he was out on an im- portant survey at Calgary, Alta., only two weeks ago. HALLEY'S COMET JUST VISIBLE spread importance. GOVERNOR BULYEA WAS IN THE CITY London, Feb. possible polit- ical situation is more interesting now than ever, affording as it dooes mani- fold opportunities for speculation, which is taken full advantage of. The Unionists have disparaged the gov- ernment's majority as emanating from the Celtic" are now solemnly warning Asquith not to rely on his allies. The Times notes that the Labor party particularly, is in "rather vin- dictive frame of mind" and thinks the government might yet. find its best friends amongst the Unionists. The opposition press is also full of sug gestions for mild reform of the Lords The Liberals attribute this attitude !to the overwhelming nervousness re- Winnipeg, Feb. before in the history of Western Canada! Partment. have so many immigrants flocked into the country during November, De- cember and January as in the last three said J. Bruce Walker, Dominion commissioner of Immigra- tion yesterday. All previous records for the same period have been doubled. "I believe this Is chiefly due to two ings, the splendid crop of 1909 and the good reports concerning Canada spread abroad by the Americans who went home after a successful season in this country with their pockets full of money, and themselves full of enthusiasm. "Last week three hundred and twenty settlers came into Manitoba Lieutenant-Governor Bulyea was in the city for a short time yesterday afternoon in connection, with the Dia- mond Coal Company's business, of which he is the president. He left from here on a flying trip to Winni- peg and will return to Edmonton in time for tho opening of the legislature Ottawa, Feb. Dominion ob- servatory got a glimpse of Halley's comet through a big telescope. The "camera is stronger than the human eye when it comes to picking up hea- venly visitors and several photos have already been made. The Dominion observatory people say that Halley's comet still looks like a small misty ball when seen through their telescope. It is not yet sharply defined and reports from observatories equipped with larger! telescopes are to the effect that there is just a suspicion of a tail to it- Casg ed as the more satisfactory as Sena- tor Casgrain's campaign was a purelv racial one, and he appealed to the French-Canadian electorate purely onjnext the ground that he was one of their race. The four citizens' candidates for the board of control, head the list of eighteen candidates who ram for the four scats by large majorities. They are Messrs. Wanklyn, Uchapelle BlltlSh Oi- Dupois and Aincy. The latter, the labor candidate, received splendid ma-j jorities in all parts of the city. One of the features of the returns is the fact that Dr. Guerin led in the east end of the city as well as in the Eng- lish warns which proves that the dc- efforts to stampede the French-Canadian electors in favor oi Senator Caserain were disregarded bv Paris, Feb. Seine continues its recession, the guage today show- ing that it had dropped nearlv live feet from the crest of the flood. Relief contributions from crowned! heads amount now to approximately j constltutional developments Other foreign subscriptions vuu, o TKoT Inntrh.ot thn ell O (TOcf f nnn C Of exceed Several prominent Royalist and Ca- 'tholic writers deliver broadsides in today's papers against what is term- ed the bankruptcy of modern science of engineering contrasting the stabil- ty of the ancient bridges like Pont Neui with the latter day structures such as the Pont L'Alma and the Pont De Sares, the safety of which was in doubt throughout the height of the fleod. They declared t-hat not a siagle ancient sewer broke under the pressure of the waters, while the modern labyrinth crackled and gave way in many places. from the east all of whom possessed from two thousand to five tnousand .Winnipeg, Feb. alleged mur- deress, colored woman, wanted In Bloomington, III., for the murder of her husband, was arrested here today in a house on Martha street where she had resided since last December, will be extradited. BOY SCOUTS COMING gnnization to Pay Visit to Canada Arrangements are being made, says the London Daily Mail, by which a number of boy scouts will be enabled to visit Canada during the ensuing summer, and so have the opportun- practising scouting under con- They laugh at the suggestions of internal reform from the upper cham- ber, which the Daily Mail today says is the true solution of the crisis. The more moderate members of the party who counsel caution are likely to be ARGUMENT FOR PUBLIC BETTING Ottawa, Feb. Campbell, o the Montreal Jockey Club, told the committee on race track gambling this afternoon that the receipts for Legislation- -Verville's Bill Subject Of Discussion Ottawa, Feb. W. L. Mac-" Kenzie King and his labor department was on the grill today. Mr. presented a report of the special com- mittee which is considering Mr. Ver- ville's eight hour, day bill. This com- mittee has been hearing evidence oa the subject from Prof. 0. D. Skelton of Queen's University and the com- mittee recommended the appointment of a specialist, for the purpose ol com piling this information and Prol. Skelton was selected. The department of labor would have done the work. The department could do it, said the minister, but its other work would suffer. Mr. Foster 're- marked uDcn the cost of the labor de- Last year it ran up to Surely it should have com- the necessary information. To this Mr. King replied that the included the damages for the nti-Japanese riots in Vancouver. the royal commission ol the cotton industry, the opium commis- sion and other matters outside of the regular expense of the department. David Henderson was moved to re- mark that the labor department seem ed to be a department whose object was to shirk labor, 'llr. Crosby re- marked that more labor troubles had occurred since the labor department lad been started -than before. The purpose of the bill waa to in- augurate an eight hour day, they did. not need to go -to Europe or the Un- ited States for information. Tnfs put the matter off for a year or two. Mr. Verville said that the government looked, to Europe and the United States for .lessons in other matters and should do so in regard to labor also. He defended the pro- posal. Dr. Reid asked why Mr. Kine. who was an expert, had not done this work and presented a plan. Col. Hughes protested against the expense of the labor department. Mr. George Taylor as representing an agricultural riding, protested ag- ainst the -whole bill. The farmers often had to work twenty hours out of the twenty-four. Ralph Smith supported the report. Mr. Borden said that in view of the importance and long-standing of the subject, one would have thought labor department would have prepar- ed a blue book on it. There was a great deal of force in the cititicismi swept aside, especially as the Labor- j privileges were of tnc department fcr having neglect- Ites and Irishmen demand the strong- est measures. "Redress before sup- ply" is the motto of stalwarts. Snowden writing in the Daily News, says that neither the Tory party nor me Laborites desire to embarass the government, recognizing that the cause of reform is bigger than party. He says government's unemployed scientific and PREMIER ROBLIN HAS IMPROVED Winnipeg, Feb. Roblin. who has been confined to his house for the past week, suffering from a se- vere attack of lumbago, is improving very slowly vr scheme is practically statesmanlike. P. QUICK DELIVERY as against at the Woodbine. He said the bookmakers on I be track! ed this. The minister said it was necessary. were bound to pay their debts where- jThc committee had unanimously ask- as the individual was not. He for thought the passing nf the proposed.tcr to scant the request, bill wouid make bettinK worse. Mr- MaRrath said: "Is it of a.-, count to state that betting was essary for the success of race meets.) Joseph H. Whitcsidcs, Boyle, Woodstock, appeared 01 bis After some further discussion, the F. 8. DAKLING HAS CONTRACT (City Boilers From Mont- real in Nine Days For Building Alberta Waterways Kail- way of the French-Can- scoutinS under Toronto, Feb. 3.-Alberta's new IRC T d.uons d be impogslblc in ra.jway Albgrta Md Orcafc shlpmcnt. The boilers were ordered adian population. Dr. Gucrin, who headed the citizens1 association slate, defeated Senator J, J. B. Casgrain for mayor by votes to Joseph Aincy, representing the la- interests, headed the polls with The new Babcock and Willcox boil- ers ordered since the fire on Ki-w Year's eve have arrived and are he- ing hauled down to the power house at the river bottom. This is ouick tn.s country. Waterways line, is to be built by F. on Jan. 15th, 1910, and ar- Red Indians will be employed to j g of Toronto. He will j rived in Lethhridge Jan. 30th. They trails and also to the boys start for the west soon- The line had to he loaded on the cars at 5, tlie art of tracking on a scale which wm nm from Edmonton to Fort Me-.Montreal. They xverc shipped from a distance of 350 miles. Ft. j Montreal on Jan. 21st so only nine ol 30'805 for tbc scat will be, when the comet Kets in full j controller. focus of the sun "that the toil will be- L- N- DuPills gin to appear, but it will be between April 15 and May 1 that the comet j will be visible to the naked eye. W0n contro1- votes, and Mcs- could not be attempted in England., Canoeing, fishing, and following i >jcMurray is at.the head ot the navi-' days from Montreal to Lethbridge, slot of the wild deer will also form gablc watcrs oi the MacKenzie river. 2200 miles, part of the scheme, which is a sequel to the interchange of the visits be- tween English and German boy scouts and Dr. E. P. ygar- and Irom there the boats can be run The cilv officials are thankiul to To QO away with bettinK was to do' away with the thoroughbred horse, j division took place, and the report Mr. McMahon, inspector, believed j carried by 114 to 36. that private betting was more Rcrous than public betting. He wfcs opposed to the bill. D. H. Charles, manager oi the Sink of Commerce, Peterboro and A. B. Shcppard, Toronto, believed racing to be essential to the thoroughbred and betting essential to racinc. DISSENSIONS IN THE CABINET TRIBUTE PAID TO SIR GEO DP.vJMMOND Ottawa, Feb. the senate to- day a tribute was paid to the worth of Sir George A. Dnrmmond of Mont real who died this morning. It was pointed out that he had done good work in the senate and on the bank- ing committee. Those who voiced their sentiments of the upper house were Sir Richard Cartwright, Senator Loughood and Senator Dandurand. to the Arctic Ocean. Mr. Darling j the C.P.R. for rushing the freight has bwn engaged in railway construe-! through. These boilers are to replace; MINERS WILL HELP RECOVER BODIES AT CHERRY tion for twenty-four years. those destroyed in the old building. LABORER CUT WIFE'S THRO AT Toronto, Feb. Bell, a la- borer, cut his wife's throat and then his own In a quarrel In their apart- ments over the Traders Bank this afternoon. Both may die. The couple! had recently become reconciled after a separation and were looking over the premises preparatory to renting them when the quarrel started, a razor. Bell chapclle gained the remaining twopo-j sitions as controllers by over 20.000 votes. These were the associa- tion candidates for positions. Of aldermen, all but two were citi- zen, association nominees. Aid. Proulx, leader of the old regime, will lose his deposit, and Aid. Gallery and Giroux will likely lose theirs also. Senator Casgrain, the defeated can- didate, refused to express an opinion on the results, simply that the people had spoken. There is a general air of rejoicing throughout the city over the results, which had sot been ex- pected as near as complete. A SPECIAL PUBLICITY NUMBER OF THE HERALD This year again It Is the intention ,tures which will place It among the i Manwarhig to prepae this special num- front rank of special numbers. The whole will bo profusely illustrated IwHh local views of different kinds. Altogether the number will be one of be and already a good deal has been done towards preparing the issue. Mr. Manwaring is a well-known and rap- able newspaperman and his name or The Herald to Issue a special pub- licity number, something along the line of that published last year. The wonderful development of this city and district will be fully Outlined and described. The resources and oppor- tunities awaiting .everyone In this country will be emphasized. Besides the regular features the Issue will have several new and interesting fea-isecuring the services of Mr. J. L.'about the middle of March, which The Herald Is confident It i coaled with that of The Herald will have reason to feel proud, and j should be a guarantee to the public one which will be eminently satisfac- j that the special number will be a sue- tory to The Herald's readers and ad-j cess. Mr. Manwaring has full charge vertisers. :of the advertising and editing of the The Herald has been fortunate In I special issue and it will be Issued Cherry. III., Feb. today state mine Inspectors, mine managers and a score of volunteer helpers pre- pared for the opening of the St. Paul mine to clear the clogged galleries and recover nearly two hundred bod- ies of miners who were killed by the disaster of Nov. 12. Many miners who were narrowly saved from a fiery death in the mine last fall stood about the tipple today ready to re-enter the charred shaft and help clear the mine. Even the 20 men -who were entombed for a whole week before they were rescued, ex- pressed a. desire to assist in the re- covery of the bodies. the inten- tion to pet this bill before the House this T want to vote for "As soon as said Mr. London, Feb. is freely stated in political circles that Asquith and Grey will accept office in the new government. The Globe asserts that however unfounded these rumors may Jhe, there is not the slightest doubt that marked dissensions are already' showing themselves in the cabiaeV over the question of the rights of the- House of Lords. COLLISION OF STEAMERS; SIX DROWNED Hamburg, Feb. Swedish steamer Annie was in collision with the German ship Glnkstadt on the Elbe twenty-nine miles north west of here last nigfcL The Annie sank Immed- iately. Six of her crew were drowned. CALGARY'S FIRST MAYOR IS DEAD Calgary, Feb. Murdocn, who had the distinction of being the first mayor of Calgary, died yesterday morning. He was 59 of age, a native of St. John, N.' B. and had been living In Calgary foi the past twenty-five years. When Calgary was first incorpormt ex. as a city in 1SS4 George was elected as its first nsayor, whlcl office he filled wite distinction. S ;