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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TFe Lethbridge DaUy Herald VOLUME'II. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, IBM. NUMBER 41 CONVENTION FAVORS SOCIALIST PRINCIPLES District Mine Workers Make Position Clear Amalgate With Western Federation At yesterday afternoon's session of the convention of District No. 18, UJM.W. of A., an amendment was added to the constitution by which three tellers shall be appointed to count the ballots at the annual elec- tions, to report to the different, locals, such tellers not to be candidates for any district office. The constitution will also be printed in such" foreign languages as is warranted, -by the number of men speaking that Ian-! denting vote: guage. _'...-'.' At this morning's session of the A general holiday will be declared on the days of district and interna- tional elections. The District "Union will not hereaf- ter recognize an appeal from a local until 20 per cent, of its members are idle, and the distribution of. funds shall be under the supervision of the ozficers of the district. After a the following resolution was passed with one dis- Whereas; In the light of the indus- convention of the U.M.W..6f A. the matter of affiliation with the West- ern Federation of Miners, was ;dis- c-ugsed. The movement met with very little opposition. Fraternal Dele- gate Chas. Bunting, from the W..F. of M., spoke strongly, in favor of the step, and the president, in a lengthy and convincing speech the wisdom of such action being taken. He predicted that the labor .move- ment of the West would become the labor movement o! Canada. The feel- ing of the convention is expressed by the following .motion: T the officers of .District, No. '18; TJ.M.W. "of America, meet :to for- mulate a plan whereby affiliation, can be 'affected, and submit the same: to; the secretary of the W. F. of such i are complete they trial depression that has haunted Am- erica for more than a year, both in Canada and in the United States, millions of willing workers have been forced into involuntary idleness, there by denied access to the means of life; and. Many of these who are vic- tims of this industrial depression have in self-preservation, become infractors of the law; and .Whereas; A class of predatory rich who scarcely know the limits of their wealth are; co-existent with the count- less thousands whose poverty is di-. rectly attributable to their failure to find some owner oi the means of pro- ductions to employ them; and .'a.. the denial of the opportun- itv to-the willing workers to t> J_ T-- Ail r i 5LLJJ.LIIJ.U o. in useful-labor springs from the fact the distance between himself and, that the .means with .which .the neces- ..-Shrubb's tactics soon be- District No i life are '.produced, are- plain.-He swiftened his: pace The convention will -ask the GoV j and controlled by--private mdivjduals, after goiug a Iap or S0, and though" ernments of Alberta and British'Col-j who are not necessary factors m tne Longboat was moving with an easy umbia to -nave a proper apparatus J field of wealth production, but whose) stridej jt was evident that, the pace kept in readiness at all coal mines to j is to profit by the ac-jwas too stig for him. 'When Shrubb be -used in case of accident by rescue tivity of the working class so lonjr as finished the third lap, the Indian was parties such to as "The'a market .can. be found where the 3 a iap behind, and from LONGBOAT WON BIG RACE WITH SHRUBB AT NEW YORK English Runner Had Lead Of Eight Laps At One Time but the Canadian Indian Played a Good' Game and Finally Won Great Contest Madison Square Garden, New York, Feb. that part of New York's millions that lend their interest to the sport of running, turned toward Madison Square Gardren tonight to witness the indoor Marathon race be- tween Tom Longboat, the Canadian Indian, and Alfred Shrubb, the Eng- lish champion middle distance run- ner. A large crowd assembled. Among the early arrivals Shrubb rul- ed favorite in wagers made at 7 to 5. Trained to the minute, Shrubb show- ed in perfect condition when he en- tered his dressing room. The Indian also made a good impression as he donned his running; attire. There was some delay in getting the race started', but at 8.19 the con- test-'was on its.way. Shrubb immedi- ately into the and .as- suming a fast pace, gradually, increas- parties life-saving D. MeNabi will, be asked- to have incorporated'in the Act, viz.: a clause regulating and establishing a miners' -examination board, for -the purpose of examining certificates to product of the workers can 'be dispos- ed of: and, Whereas; The workers receive in the form of wages only a small share of what their labor power with the aid (.Continued on Back Pagt.) CHOOpSffE FOR COURTHOUSE -the Post Office. The trouble with the town is that it has tendency to ex- tend north and south alone the ra way with verv few business places west The view of too far awav of Railway those wb'6 thought it faith, in the to ,j- i n.vr ViWIIAlW.tilVt' There is'no.eood in concentratine ev- comfortable lead. TTI a lor -iawners' meetinKs'as that the 'busiest part of the town is round the Post Office ahd'of meetinjes- are held near parties are not -so, readily; .apt to for- which 'they ed in favor of the; Turf Ground site. The.. Board ol himself .a pic ture of Third Avtaptue' lined with trees and Pa- lace of rieht down the avenue, must confess himself. prejudic- cash that this will come >abput. It is said that alone.' J. E. Bevan and D. E. also dissolved in the implement busi- ness and the former will carry on the The Claresholm Review is to be sold tomorrow public auction.: Tbe Board of Trade been busy lately- The 'deputation which went from here to. Edmonton returned with 4e thine on. principle that he should hot JTpt, The three stores next to the Hotel erected by Wm. Darlinc, are now completed will be occupied within the next" few days. 0. Amundson has also built an office next, to the "Union Bank and has moved in. ;Wm. Barclay has moved mto bis new residence east -of the track. Dr. Wall win has taken the hand- some residence lately occupied by Wm. Barclay, situated on Railway Street laps ahead at this .time, ibut .on-the. track 's plan, it appeared, was to j again, started out atr a lively clip run :a fast mile or two during which j with the evident intention of-regain- he made decided gains, and then he 1 ing the lost lap. Tom The thousands of spectators were now in a turmoil of great -'excite- ment. They yelled and cheered as the Indian slowly moved up to abreast of the Englishman, who was now but a scant lap ahead as the pair moved on in the second lap of the twenty- fifth mile. Longboat ran without any seeming distress, while Shrubb, unable to run any further, fell back into a walk. Longboat quickly took the lead, and Shrubb, unable to continue, col- lapsed on the track, leaving the triumphant Longboat to finish the race alone, a winner. So Tom Longboat, the Onondaga Indian, from wrested the laurels of an indoor Marathon from .the-: -plucky Englishman, and accom- plished it by maintaining an even, swinging stride, which rarely varied throughout the race. Longboat's time for the distance, 26 miles 385 yards, was 2.53.40 2-5, which is nearly eight-minutes behind the record made by Dorando. COUNCIL GETTING WISE, TOO MANY OFFICIALS Criticisms Freely Offered By Some Of the Aldermen A Few Shots At Fire Brigade The City Council held a meeting lar department, but to be put at gen- last night deal with the question of oral rt reet work the annexation of StaffordviUe C j F. Harris did not appear. on behalf to -fight iawyers in cases at the that village, so the matter was laid j Police Court, as it wis one of his du- over However, Mr. Harris will have ties. The city is not getting justice. to use a, great deal of logic and elo-jThe duel does his best, but it is not quence to persuade the Council that m'anageDient Of the fire bri- the annexation problem is either wag givcn goiae sharp -criticism. visable or even feasible. jjere was a department where there F. Sick presented a request to beiwas no everybody but- the right si-anted1 spur track privileges to the i man tried to boss operations when brewery and a large 'malt the brigade were out. house which the Brewing Co. win; jn speakinjr of water running on erect in the near future. Mr. Sick; ths sidewalks, the engineer suggest- will be granted this privilege. that the water 'be let run into the also forewarned the Council that he' sanitary sewer system. would ask. for exemption from taxes, storm sewer system is When a installed water rates and power rates, claiming! which will have to -be done before the that the malt house would bring a lot; streets are pavfed. To carry the of money to the city and be a good rjdea the by-law will have to be amend- thing for the district. ;.ed'. W L Curry of Winnipeg, wrote! Irrigation ditches, water meters and statinc that he would make -an as. I electric meters were discussed.. Mr. sessmeat of the city for and rail-! Reid being present. The opinion was road fare such assessment to be conxlthat it is not advisable to replace the pleted beiore April 30th, 1909. Mr. Curry is well recommended, and his' The matter of taking over offer will be accepted. 1 cultural Society's grounds, was Mt The rest of the eveninjr was spent; looked upon favorably. One alder-: in discussing various civic matters. man thought the city was becoming The acting Health Officer submit-; a dumping ground for unprofitable: ted a which a new civic office j organizations in and around it. car would'attend to, the fuinigatitigj The Lethbridgei Co did. oi hotises and various other duties 1 not get a cheque as there now done by the police and the Health was nothing to show to warrant any: Officer. The Council unanimously remuneration. Acting Mayor Bowman expressed a feeling of reluctance in taking the ini- tiative in certain matters in when the Mayor is'interested, as-he is ei- pected to return this month. The engineer, spoke of the wisdom of a wide sidewalk, as -our wide streets it, and'the "street pay-- ing costs double the amount the me u Buicet walk does per square yard. A lot of .city, and not attached, to aoy-partictL. citizens are not aware or this. enquired what would be left- for the Health Officer to look after. It was the. general opinion that there are too many offices and employees now, and too many employees who are putting in time. Aid. Bowman thought, the question of a commission should be taken UP seriously in the near future. He also spoke of hav- street gang-employed by the NAVAL OFFICER IS PUNISHED Captain Found Intoxicated While On Duty Is Sus- pended PHONES FOR JAPS BETTOR TWO NEW TOWNS! THAN CHINESE to the i Stirlin- Feb. telephone tnj Warnerand New Dayton wiU be put] through this season as they have se-j cured the rijrht number of subscribers j to have phones installed. Gibralter, battleships Feb. American pi-eparations. for under way at 9 o'clock this iB- and at 11 o'clock the ships steamed awav homeward bound for Hampton Roads where they are due to arrive, r-r- Feb'v. 22. Edward Qualtrough of the battleship Gcorcia having been, found euilty bv court martial of beine: in- toxicated while on duty and of con- .duct prejudicial to_ the ffood of the navy has been suspended from duty "for six months with an additional pun ishment of the loss of ten numbers in rank. Rear .Admiral Sperry. commander in chief of the Atlantic battleships fleet has of the findinffs of the Court Martial, but the secretarv of the naw must take official action on the recommendation for the loss ofj numbers. j Second Avenue, about a. similar dis- tance from the said place, and the third at the entrance to the Turf As- sociation Ground and about jix himd- red yards from the Post Office, was finally put to the vote AS to which was the site on the most suitable site and Second Avenue scot one the assurance that Claresholm would Court House.before very lonR. ut Q exceptioDal prices arc to ResulttoR ou this the matter of a site came up and a meeting of the Board of Trade was called. It was remit- ted to a committee to examine the various sites offered and to report to a meeting the same afternoon; When the meeting took place in the after- noon, the committee reported favor- ably on three ntes, one in the north of the town, on Second Avenue and a-quarter of a mile from the Poet Offlie and depot, another in Third Avenue and running through to Several farms are changing hands re to be SOCIALISTS ARE AFTER LAWYERS more vote than the Turf Association location. Eventually the three loca- were sent to "Edmonton for con- sideration -nd no doubt the Public Works department will" be on the spot sotin. It was interesting- to hear the views of some of those present. Sonic thought it was vary neccewary that the building should be on Front St. so that it could be seen from the rail way. This is well but it is not advisable to put a clean collar on the face of the town and neglect the hidden "fije objection to the Turf Association location was that it.was too far away althouch only actually about six hundred yards from Victoria, B.C., Feb. fierce at- tack by the Socialist contingent upon the legal fraternity was the feature of the Legislature yesterday. The fightt arose over a bill introduced for the purpose of consolidating the sta- tutes, proposed by .the Attorney-Gen- eral. The Socialists-Labor proposed an amendment to the effect that when the statutes are being revised they should be translated Into English and purged of the Latin and other foreign writing they contain. CONFIDENCE IN CANADA. London, Feb. fact that the new Canadian loan of is quoted at to premium, although big new Indian loans compete, is ac- cepted as evidence of the general in- vestor's confidence in the' future of the Dominion. BIG FIRE RAGING. New Orleans, La., Feb. re- cently completed plant of the American Sugar Refining Co., at Chalmette, on the Mississippi river, just below New Orleans, has caught fire .A heavy gale is blowing all along the river. INVA.DE THE CAPITAL. Edmonton, Feb. streamers i flying and badges fluttering from coat! lapels, 150 citizens of Bed Deer and Stettler, boosters for the Alberta Cen- tral Railway, came into the capital on special train yesterday afternoon, and asked the Government to guar- antee the bonds of the railway, which projected, under Dominion charter, to run from the junction of Clearwater and Stettler, to the elbow of Battle River, where it is proposed to make connections with the Wainwright- Calgary branch of the G.TiP. ENGLAND IS IN FEAR OF A WAR At Least That Is What a Jap Claims In the States Denver, Colo., Feb. with other foreign, nationalities the United States, or a very good and sufficient reason why not, is the de- mand of the Japanese in ac- cording -to Takeo Sageora, secretary of the Japanese Association of Col- orado. "We consider ourselves superior as a race to the Chinese, Koreans, and other Asiatics, and we do not want to be classed with them, and will de- mand our rights, granted the Japan- est by treaty under the constitution of the United States, to be treated on equal terms with the French. Ger- man or American, or people of any other he said- Asiatic scare of the Pacific "The Coast DOUBLE SERVICE ON THE CROW Medicine Hat Gets Assur- ance To That Effect From i _ Supt Price WILL CARRY ALBERTA GRAIN. Big for French Line vessel. Vancouver, B.C., Feb. is already arriving for the Admiral Du- perre, 'although the large .French ves- sel will not be in 'port -until the end of the month. About 500 tons will be placed in a compartment in the lower hold, "and the result lie awaited with interest, as it' means cost of six cents a sack- The total shipment win be about ;45 or 50 cars, longest wheat train to come to U.-V, Pacific Coast over the C.P.R. Now-that the Pacific route, for Alber- ta wheat is practically an assured fact, it is reported that the Blue Fun- nel Line is going after the business. Mr. E. H. Comyn, representative of a large Liverpool shipping the city, and states that although _ _ nis firm would be affected, yet nothing. ex-Mayor Cousins and Public- Sner could happen for the enlarge- ny Commissioner Hall, wav ment and development of this port nonie from Edmonton last week. ,An than the proposed carrying of grain, assurance received, from MX. Price to' the effect that when the new time. LITTLE DONE AT OTTAWA. >card went into effect on the first of May two" extra trains would be prut Speaks in Refird to the m the Crow's Division; of mr. p.R. running between Medicine. Ottawa Feb. House got into and Cranbrobk. A. train win -leave e'arly this afternoon, and af- here south bound in the morninir and jio a considerable sum, ad-i one will arrive in the city from the iourned till Monday. The early-part i south in the evening. The conven.- of the afternoon w'as taken up with fence of the additional train service discussion of international procedure', will --e apnarent. as with only one- in regard to the negotiation of treat-'train per dav each way over thedi- ies and with the question of increase j vision -caused much loss .of time. One- in 'C P E capital, authorized by an 'result of the interview became appar- order in Council some time ago. Titedicihe Hat, Feb. Price was interviewed in Calgary on a num important matters by Mayor ent on Monday evening when the mix- ed train off the Crow ran into the- i Hat instead of stoppmc at This train will hereafter make city its terminal: E L. Borden brought up once more the matter.-of the waterways witli the United States, which is at present under the consideration of; the United States Senate. He refer- red to a despatch from Lord Crewe, Colonial read by Sir Wil- frid Laurier on Thursday, and dis- claimed any intention of havinj desire to create the impression _. _ _ Great- Britain that there was dissat.. lyn. 3Si. Y., a rare com of ancient- isfaction in the Canadian Parliament j Greece sold for The competi- over the manner in which the mat- tion was keen and a number of ter had been conducted by the Im-! coins'brought from to pcrial authorities. STORM IN TEXAS Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. heavy BIG PRICE FOR COIN London, Feb. the sale at- a-Southeby's today of the-: coins collect. in ed by the late F. S. Benson, of Brook- WILL LIKELY GET GRANTS Ottaa. Feb. deputation DEFENCE FOR CANADA Toronto. Feb. Canada should be prepared to resist an. Ori- ental invasion of the Pacific coast which might occur any time now that Japan and China have "awakened up" and that in course oj. the next century, India will be a nation, were the statements-made at the TJniversi- Defense Of the Island Is Now the Main Topic amounts to but he continu- ed, "The number of Japanese in the United States is decreasing, and wil probably continue to do so. There are about Japanese in Colorado and 500 in Denver." The statement that are only fHd ilurier' and Sir Frederick Bor j id erabk damage in several lo- 500 Japanese in Denver is denied by den today and renewed the request the chief of police, who says that a conservative estimate shows between and in this city. rori worm, xex., reu. neavy Ottaa. Feb. 5.-A deputation wind and raiu storm; of tornado pro. about-200 representative veterans of j portionsf which swept over north 1866 and 1870 waited upon of j Texas and south Oklahoma, resulted Provost Macklem, of Trinity Col- lege, has withdrawn his resignation at the request of the corporation. ty last night by Sir Percy Lake, in- spector general of Canadian militia. HOT ON A REFORM TRAIL. Kalispell, Feb. a short time ago the City Council limited the number of saloon licenses- to 33. Later the West hotel license for bar ran out. and the same was discontinued, leaving the limit 22, and while others may be closod when the" licenses run it was decided .not to grant any new licenses at all. Last night the Council, by unanimous vote, passed an ordinance closing all saloons be- tween midnight, and 6 o'clock a.m.. and from midnight on Saturdays to 6 o'clock .Monday morning, and ordered New York, Feb. Times de- spatch from London apparently is in a panic over the pdc- sibility of invasion by an hostile army. Numerous incidents such as the production of "An Englishman's SPOKANE IS WISE. ___ ___ Spokane, Wash., Feb. probably be granted. i Lee White, president of the City I Park Commission and civic beauty f exponent, has plans to establish 27 i playgrounds, one in the immediate vicinity of every Public school in Spokane. In .connection with these there will be shower baths and other den today and renewca one calities. At Ennis today a dozen res- for a grant of 320 acres of land to aa (idences blown down, jfo ioss pt who served in those campaigns. hag been At Sulphur prime minister assured the depute- tion of the government's most favor- able consideration. The request will Springs the storm, wrecked eight dwellings and Mrs. James Ardis was show the state of mind of the (general public. A solemn warning {which Lord Koberts has been utter- 1 ing for two years, and the fervid speeches which Minister of War Hal. dine has been making all over the have done their work, and suddenly, under the influence of the realistic play, the whole people have awakened to a realization of what war would mean. Nothing is talked of on the street, the club, the home, except the defence of the island. Ef- forts are being made to recruit the territorial army, and the Admiralty is asking the Government for authori- ty to lay down six Dreadnaughts this modern features. The commission plans to expend on play- grounds, parks and a civic centre, with assembly halls and branch lib- raries. a strict enforcement of the state laws i requiring all curtains, screens, e'c.', hidintr the bars from street scene, to; Saskatoon, Feb. 5.- the bonspiel i AAU.J ___ T be left open during the hours when in the Milling trophy, second open the saloons are closed, said ordinance! event, Rev. Mr. Marshall, of Prince to po into effect April 1. All dance' Albert, got into the fours by defeat- halls are to be closed at once. ing Rev. Mr. Gallup, Saskatoon. DUTY ON OUR LUMBER. Spokane, Wash., Feb. protest against the proposed removal or modification of the duly on Cana- dian lumber was made at the annual convention of the Western Pine Manu- facturers' Association, in session in Spokane, and it was decided to.con- tir.ue the opposition to the Congres- sional bill to be voted on this spring. A DRAMATIC END. Edmonton, Feb. After a few days of crime, in which he Jed the R.N. W.M.P. as well as the city forces of Edmonton and Strathcona, a merry Fred Robart, a circus man, came to a dramatic end by suicide just as he was in the clutch of the law. He swallowed a dose of nine which he had carried for some days. eriously injured by flying glass. The j total damage from the storm in Nor- i them Texas will be -about YOUNG MEN STOLE A HORSE (Special to the Herald) Ravmond Feb. younc bo.ys from Ravmond frtole some horses and left Ravmond Wednesday nicht. The boys had beun drinkinsr and. were at the orize dance and when the con- stable attempted to handcuff one, the other came to his assistance and Pre- vented the handcuffs beinjr put A BIG PROJECT. i San Francisco, Feb. South- i ern Pacific Railway Co. has just es- tablished at Bowman, a few miles j from Auburn, in this state, a base {from which it will construct improve- ments to its right of way over the Sierra Nevada mountains, costing on. cs took out the of town, to be across the The boys and got arc supposed line by yesterday. The Mounted Po- lice were notified and they arc now on Lheir tracks. BLEW CHILD HALF A MILE. Hanceville. Ala., Feb. tornado yesterday destroyed the home of Geo; Stewart, blew his two days old child half a mile and killed it, and -blew his two year old child into a grate, causing it to be probably fatally burn- ed. Mrs. Stewart was caught under some rafters in the house, and prob- ably fatally injured. A CONCRETE TOWN. Spokane, Wash.. Feb. is ___________ declared will be the first town of ex- i elusive concrete construction in the BAPTIST OFFICIAL. j world is to be established at Meta- Winnipcg, Feb. D. B. Hark I line. Wash., in the heart of a lead ness has been appointed superintend-! mining district of the same name, 105 ent of Baptist Missions in Western miles north'of Spokane, by the Lo- Canada and British Columbia. A high Valley Cement Company, of field secretary will also be appointed. Pennsylvania, which has immense ce- for British Columbia. ment deposits near by. ;