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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta s' TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume III. Lethbridge, Alberta. Wednesday, February Number 50. ONE KING, ONE FLEET, ONE FLAG Battle Cry For Party Issued By Martin Burrell Ottawa, Feb. feature of to- day's debate on the second reading of the naval bill in the house was the speech by Martin Burrell, the member for Yale-Cariboo. "What I believe the people of Can- ada he declared, "is one King, one fleet, one flag." Mr. Burrell strongly supported the Dreadnoughts at once" policy of more neea be said excePfc n.r. Borden. On the government side Dr. Clark Red Deer and Mr. Fowke of South Ontario were put up. It was expected that Mr. Foster and Sir Frederick Borden would speak to- LETHBRIDGE BOARD OF TRADE BANQUET LAST NIGHT WAS A DECIDED SUCCESS About a hundred and fifty members of the Board of Trade and guests sat down to the annual banquet of the i Board last night in the dining roomj of the Lethbridge Hotel. Among some of the distinguished guests pres- ent were the Honorable Duncan Mar- shall, Minister of Agriculture, Hon. A. Buchanan, J. Bruce Walker, Comm ssioner of Immi- gration, Supt. Taylor of the C.P.R., H. C. McMullen, Supt. of stock shipments of the C.P.R. and many others. It was shortly after ten o'clock when the first courses were brought on and it was not till considerably past midnight when the last plates were pushed back and the president rose to propose the toast to the King Of what happened in the interim no- the repast was perfect to the small- est detail. Regrets were read from Premier Rutherford, Superintendent Price of the C.P.R. and others at being un- able to be present. By President Nourse Important Announcement By Supt, Taylor Speeches By W. Buchanan, Hon. Duncan Marshall, Bowman and Others twelve thousand, but the growth had j he was sure would be endorsed by ev- barely commenced and that population ;ery citizen, the investment of a large day but they have held over until. 1-ursday, when the debate will be re- most President Nourse. led ofi interesting address, with a which sumed, Sir Frederick Borden moving the adjournment at 11 p.m. Tomorrow being Ash Wednesday, the house will not sit, the one evi- dence of activity being the senate banking committee, which is wrestling with the insurance bill. The commit- tee will meet tomorrow. The naval debate is liable to be pro- longed for another ten days. Many members are desirous of speaking and as there are two amendments before the chair an opportunity will be given! his address and 'the thorough manner the more loquacious of exercising their j in which the city's achievements had thought frequently. Today's talk was j been summed up. high order of excellence. Dr.' The future was is .given below, showing the growth and progress of the city for the past year and what the Board of Trade had done to help that along. THE CITY OP LETHBRIDGE The toast to the City of Lethbridge was proposed by the Vice-President, j E. U. Rylands, and responded! to by Alderman C. B. Bowman, and Hon. W. A. Buchanan. Mr. Bowman stated that he wish- ed to congratulate the president on of a Sproule was the last speaker and he came out strongly for immediate and etrective aid as suggested by the Bor- den motion. one that could be envied by any place. The city had the growth in the past that few towns had enjoyed and her future might be envied by any city. HON. W. A. BUCHANAN Mr. Buchanan remarked that it was 3, a particular pleasure to be there at I an affair under -the auspices of the ,i Board of Trade. He had been trav- oiling about the country a good deal 'lately but had come home with the impression that there was no place like home, no city like Lethbridge and will in, a couple of years have dou- bled. The natural location of the city, the agricultural district sur- rounding it and the resources of farm and mine warranted the statement that Lethbridge would be the second city of the province if not the first. First and foremost it jfias his duty to assist in the development of all Alberta but he would always keep Southern Alberta in fnind. He felt that as a citizen ef Leth- bridge it was his duty to pay -tribute to the city council of the past two years. They had kept pace with the shifting conditions. No man was more entitled to credit than the late amount of money in beautification. One criticism that the East had for the West was that thiere were no trees there. This was it splendid in- vestment and would return a hundred fold. He had been struck simil- arity between Kansas and Southern Alberta. The great success achieved in Kansas showed that it was not I "WU ULJU. A.11CYV the wisest policy to adhere to grain gcnt> persLslent growing alone. The high cost of living was in a measure resultant from the farmers not taking advan- tage of the land. He hoped the far- templated an expenditure of about in that and other details. H. c: MCMULLEN H. C. McMullen stated that the fu- ture prosperity of the C.P.R. was de- pendent on the same source as that of the province, agriculture. He re- marked on the 'great development of Kansas from an 'arid sun land' to the best agricultural state in the union. He had through the mill in the West and knew that it was intelli- perseverence and op- timism that would make Alberta as it had made Kansas. He spoke to isome length on the great advantages of mixed briefly to this toast expressing their good wishes for the success of Great- er Lethbridge, AMERICAN COUSINS The toast to 'Our American Cous- ins' was responded to be T. S. Mc- Kenzie and C. F. P. Conybeare. Mr. McKenzie pointed out a good many of the good qualities of the Am- erican 'cousin' and what they were doing for the development of Alberta. They should rather be called 'bro- thers' than 'cousins.' Mr. Conybeare stated that he ad- mired the success of the United States. They had built up a great nation. The twentieth century how- ever was Canada's and she had laid hold of it already. The same condi- tions existed in Canada as were found in the United States. Our resources and our aims were common. The peo- ple of the United States were com- ing to us not empty-handed or not as strangers, and Canadians apprecia- ted their mers of the province would take more to mixed farming from which they who had j could 'assuredly reap the greater ben- j built this city with an eye to thejefit. future. He planned for walks, boule- vards and parks with the knowledge that Lethbridge would be a great city. He had heard it remarked from a prominent Calgary financier that Cal- gary's rival was recognized by many now as not Edmonton but Lethbridge HON. DUNCAN MARSHALL The toast to "Our Province" coming, farming in the province, j PUBLICITY where that was carried j The toast to 'Publicity' was re- were more prosperous. The cat-jsponded to by J. W. McNicol and Ai- was not falling off butjderman Sage. growing more widely distributed with j Mr. McNicol stated 'that he wished to answer some of the criticisms on was the introduction of stock raising and grain growing combined. Aa iuuue. man had told -Urn that his company had written one million j plaCBl Lethbridge whose size do- proposed by C. F. P. Conybeare in a j Alberta was going to be a province few well chosen words and responded _ of homes. People would not fight to to by Hon. Duncan Marshall. Mr. defend boarding houses. Home build- Conybeare in proposing this toast j ing was an important consideration, wished to call the minister's atten- tion to the registration system. He Mr. shollld he J. BRUCE WALKER Walker remarked that had five hundred thousand dollars worth of business last year and that ninety percent of that was in Calgary and south of that city. It showed how the south was developing. The ueo- ple could aflord to invest.CSeir-monev here as a stranger and had been (given a thoroughly sound lesson on manded recognition this respect. j American optimism. It was what Mr. Marshall stated that it was all needed when it was-based on relief to a man mixed up in politics" good grounds. He knew enough of to get into a gathering like this where Alberta to admire it and enough of that the exhibits at Billings and else- where were only advertising the conn- try, but the country and the city must or fall together. Good results had certainly been ob- tained by advertising. The cost of the publicity for the city was very low when compared with other cities and the results that had been achiev- ed' here. The premier of the province had gi- the Lethbridge Board of Trade PERNIE PEOPLE ARE INDIGNANT Nelson, B. C., Feb. Militia department has for- warded to the Mayor of Fer- nie a bill for 5745 for blankets province like Alberta. A decided and camp equipment loaned to had taken place in the East of the city after the great fire, and could not be returned. The Some of the supplies were lost demand for the equipment is causing indignation in Fernie. view people held of Lethbridge. This city was talked about as much as Winnipeg ton. or Calgary or Edmon- The population of the city -was now He had met the general manager'of the G. T. P. railway who had assur- ed him that that line would head from Lethbridge in 1911. It was to be graded as far as Calgary this fall. he could be relieved of talking poll- i its future believe that it. was only the first place for advertising the pro- vince. This advertising must be fol- lowed up if it was to be of any use. tics. 'Polities' according to a farm- on the threshold of its greatness, not a profession, but a That greatness would be realized as [soon as it emulated such enthLsiasm Knowing this city and the country ;as was I about it he was'- convinced that the of the things said of its future were true. Krcat heritage won for us through the PARDON GIVEN POLITICAL EXILES Generous Action By British Government In India Calcutta, Feb. After passage by- the legislative council yesterday of a bill to suppress the dissemination of anarchistic literature, Earl of Minto, viceroy, astonished the Council by an- nouncing that the government had de- cided to release state prisoners who were Reported fourteen months ago in connection with the seditious move- ment. He said the adoption of the bill justifies the government's confi- dence that the enlarged representa- tion of Indian communities in council would strengthen British administra- tion. He hoped that it wouM the begin nlng of a new political era. He be- lieved the political situation was en- tirely changed and that the move- ment which prisoners had led had now degenerated into anarchial plot aimed at British and India communities that it coi-'ld only be exterminated by co-operation of both. It was to en- courage this co-operation and to re- move soreness that the government would release those who "had been de- ported, intending; to prove it was will ing to trust influential classes in In- dia to rely upon their -help. It was probable that further outrages would occur, but the government was pre- pared to vigorously suppress anarchy. Indian councillors heartily applauded. They were planning now for an exhi- shown here. He was proud dit at Spokane this year that would entire Dominion. It was a! be better than anything yet shown. Alderman Sage spoke to some faith TheC.N.R. was also head'in- for this !t might not be for unconquerable persistence of the pi- place. When they were built we !him-to sa? outside of this city. who came wholly on his would have then four railways be serving 'two masters. and courage. city. -We were all anxious for "com-! Wc of the finest provinces! He rejoiced at the good class of im- petition treated I of the now and wo had not' migrants that were coming, in. The begun to realize on our splendid re- American settlers who came last year sources. It was our duty now to had brought in an average of a thou- develop the mines and lands. The sanfl dollars a head with them. Ninety thing that made this city what it is thousand Americans had come in last was agricultural wealth. The pro- year. Canada without doubt was vihce was essentially an agricultural destined to become the b'read basket Agriculture was an honor-' Sreatest end this year. One action of the city council lately this city in a manner worthy of our commendation. The building of the line to Carmangay showed that they were keeping their eyes on the coun- try and- there was, he was informed, a great possibility of the Lethbridge- SILVER TROPHIES GIVEN BY BOARD The government scnool of agricul- ture held its morning session at the city market and its afternoon session at the Central school. At the open- inw of the afternoon session, the sec- retary of the Board of Trade, J. W. iMcNicol, was introduced to -the stud- ents by Mr. Craig, and on behalf of Board of Trade presented them with two handsome silver cups, one to In 1910 Over 1909-Big RusK Expected- Statement By J. Bruce Walker, Commissioner Of Immigration J. Bruce Walker, commissioner of has attracted two or among the generally be a premium for the best judge of j immigration, is in the city today on live stock, the other for the best judge of grain. There are a large number of stud- ents in attendance and others are com ing in. Everything points to the school being a prreat success. WANT THE VETO BEFORE BUDGET Absolute Necessity Of Pas- sinff the Letter At Once London, Feb. Norton, Lib- erl whip, speaking at Walworth last night, said that in a fortnight the bud- get would be passed and they would be attacking the Lords' veto. There were loud cries of "veto first" Opinion now seems to be that the grave necessity of putting the public finance on a satisfactory basis makes the passing of the budget a most urg- ent, matter. It is pointed out espec- ially that if guarantees exist subject to the veto precedence of the Lords' veto over the budget it is a matter of dramatic rather than tactical im- portance. departmental business. In an inter-' view with The Herald this morning Mr. Walker stated that the depart- ment had definitely decided to re- move the old immigration building from its present site to the new site purchased a year ago on the corner of Cutbill and Ford streets. Con- siderable changes are contemplated in regard to the building. January 1909, Mr. Walker remark- ed, for immigration from the United States was a record month, but Jan- uary 1910 showed an increase of a hundred per cent, over that record. "It is not reasonable to Mr. said, "that the same increase will hold all year or we might ex- pect 165.000 people from the United I States. I do not anticipate any such extravagant progress and have warn- ed people against expecting such numbers, but I am not too conserva- tive when I say that the figures for I'.tiO will show quite Ameri- cans with a proportionate increase in ocean borne immigration. Vacant District "There are still about Win. Baxter, a young Englishman, was instantly killed in the colliery at Stellarton, X. S.T today by a fall of stones. Baxter was to have been mar- ried in two weeks. three good which we could have done families settlers without Such families come poorly equipped ,jucc youag mcn to into tbe able calling and it was the (oldest call ing. in the world. The nation that neglected agriculture neglected the Morrison of Diamond City also spoke foundation of her greatness. Manu- facturers in the East flourished best when the wheat crop in Western Can- ada was good. He believed in the! gospel ci mixed farming. Largely! the choice of crops had' to be left to the intelligence of the farmer. We had in Alberta as intelligent a class of farmers as were found anywhere. The day had gone when men could af- ford to farm by "guess." Tilling of the soil today-was ga-rded as science. The man who fights weeds and insects wants the opinion of specialists. The. depart- ment would attempt scientifically to direct the efforts of the farmers in this respect. They would try to se- cure the kind o! education that would educate the boy on io the farm. Rural communities had several du- ties to perform. They had to pro- length quoting from Elbert Hubbarrt on Plow Americans Look at Canada. THE PRESS The toast to the Press was respon- ded'to briefly by Messrs. W. A. Ham- ilton and E. Hagcll.- D. H. Elton had the task of conclurt ing the list with the reply to the toast to the ladies and acquitted him- self in his usual eloquent taannsr. During the intervals of the speeches some most enjoyable songs and rcci- world had ever, known. j tations were given by H. Skeith'. A. Mr. Gillies of Raymond and Mr.' Tilley ano. L. A. Felgcr. KING GUSTAVE DOING WELL Stockholm, Feb. Gustavo who was operated upon for appendicitis Moaday night slept well with but brief waking intervals from 9 o'clock this morning. Today His Majesty showed some sign of fatigue but suffered-no pain His temperature was 99.7; pulse 54. (Continued on Page 6.) to take positions for which they were needed. We had the great opportun- ity here to. grow as well as the best that could be for settlement and success in a new country. They bring with them noth- ing but what is worse, they lack those qualities that turn nothing into some- j crops the best men thing by hard work and found in thc world. and in consequence in their last con- Hc wcnt Qn Qf the dition these men are worse than atjof thc pr0vince since its inception in [educational, agricultural and commer- been gently butjcial advancement. Thc matter of the home to had what I call advantage to the In the first place first, "A number have considerately sent friends. This has a double barrelled Lcthbridge district. their {registry office he stated in conclusion entirely out of his department be a matter of bad form i Ports, the president saying that they are enabled to part with some people they will not miss and in the second place nre able to open through cancellation a number of homesteads otherwise not available. iwas and to say anything about it at all. The toast to 'Our Guests' proposed by the president was responded to by Supt. Taylor of the C.P.R., H. C. McMullen of the C.P.R., J. Bruce Walker, Commissioner of Immigra- tion, Mr. Gillies president of the GREAT FARMERS' PARLIAMENT C.G.K. Nourse, President Again Splendid Statements By McNicol Prince Albert, Sask., Feb. g-oatest farmers' parliament ever held in the West opens here tomorrow, I wnen the Saskatchewan Grain Grow- 1 ers' convention opens. Today dele- gates have been pouring in from sur- rounding districts all day. Two trains were necessary to bring the contin- gent from the main line south. All hotels are crowded and many private houses are filled with these visitors. The Board of Trade annual general meeting last night in St. Augu-stin's Hall was the largest attended in the history of that body and the utmost enthusiasm and good feeling prevail- ed. Forty-five members were present and the routine business was quickly Expense Bills from Entertainment Omaha Exhibition Billings Exhibition Building urniturc done including the collecting of about! Interest two hundred dollars in membership Cash on Hand fees for the current year. President- Nourse occupied thc chair j Assets: and upon calling thc meeting to order! Building asked Secretary McNicol for his 17.60 1908 paid 724.4G 450.90 719.35 325.38 206.17 5.25 45.90 6298.15 was reserving his report to read the banquet. The treasurer's report was as lows: Cash Grant from City Grant for Band Stand re-1 Furniture he j Cash on hand at; Liabilities: iBank note 185.58 45.9U fol- Unpaid on b'uilding Balance Praises Board of Trade Raymond Hoard of Trade and D, C. j Grant for Oinaha would like to add a tribute to i Morrison president of the Board Of Subscriptions persistent and consistent advertis- ing work done by your publicity de- partment. I don't believe your citi- zens fully appreciate the great import- ance of this work. The basis of your success as a city is largely in the hands of the settlement of the coun- try around you and any agency cal- cant homesteads in the Lethbridge j culated to promote this settlement land district and it is not too much should be of prime value to vou. The expect that in 'Jr.ei- or four years publicity department directed by Mr. about fifty aini land at least fiftwn per ceV. of thai now va- is unds" cuUI'-ation that i orgy, a man of imusual ability, en- enterprise and originality, has n .liars addi-j achieved a marked success In this dE- will be adio.l to the cash val- rcction. It is not too much Trade of Diamond City. SUPT. TAYLOR Mr. Tayior stated he was much [Map Advertisements Balance Buchanan Banquet Members' fees (90) ;Balancc Calgary fair fund Postage j Telegrams Telephone tolls of two car men. There was a pay ae of wheat raised in this neighbor- j that the work of the Board j j men fij io n nood- through its publicity department has Deportations Made j given Lcthbridge a pre-eminence that "Quite a number of deportations j pUccs it on a plane with places of in-j have taken place in this district in! finitely greater pretentious and that the past two or three months. The; can only result in a marked business agricultural attractions and the ad- j prosperity to the merchants and citi- vertising which this part has got'zens generally." better acquainted here five years aBoiProcccds Bank than he is today. Nothing had sur-1 galc of Wheat prised him more on coming back here Cash Qr.t: than the development of this city. As Office an instance of that the pay roll of the C.P.R. had increased about six hundred per cent, in that Lime. In the shops now the C.P.R. paid about; p Q a month. Thc wages .for that; Fco A'SMC" Boards Trade work five years ago were the wages i AUcnrtanCc at samc Printing Livery and autos. Rent of Halls ENLARGE C. P. R. STATION j McNicol Salary During the coming year he antici- i Clerk Salary pated greater improvements. They Flags (2) recognized that their facilities were Billings picture about half as much as required. They Coal would exicnd the station this year to i Light about double its present size and con- Picture Post Cards 400.00 400.00 704.00 125.00 6.15 458.00 5.10 700.00 7.90 33.55 35.00 24.71 1.90 5.00 25.00 102.15 574.34 40.00 23.50 825.00 181.00 10.00 13.50 9.00 9.50 1.90 MISS CAMERON LECTURING. London, Feb. Agnes Dean Cameron, on behalf of the Canadian government, has opened a series of lec- tures on Canada. She speaks bright- ly and informingly on her tour, which should produce excellent results. FAIRBANKS AND THE VATICAN S 700.00 18.35 S2.122.60 Speaking to the report Mr. McNicol said that at the beginning of thc year they had a debt of over and no assets; at the end of the year the Board has a net worth of over Mr. Nourse remarked that it had been said that they had spent a lot of money but they had not spent much compared w-ith other places where the councils gave much larger grants as in Medicine Hat, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and other places. They had used thc money to the best advantage and thought that they de- served some credit for their economy. The' secretary's report read by Mr. McNicol the last annual meeting thc work of the Board has gone on in what we believe to be a satisfactory manner. Owing to the large and regular attendance at the monthly meetings you are all famil- iar with what has been done, and have been able to keep in close touch "with thc work of the Council. (Continued on page 5) Episode Is Explained-Ex'- Vice-President Is Honored Rome, Feb. Rev. D. M. Tipple, pastor of the Methodist church in Rome, gave a dinner last night in honor of Chas. W. Fairbanks. Among the guests were Dr. Walling Clark, head of the Methodist organization in Italy; the Rev. Walter Lowrie, rector or the American Episcopal church in Rome, and John W. Garrett, first sec- retary of the United States embassy. Ambassador Leischman was unable to aUend. The conversation at the din- ner centered on the incident between the ex-vice president and the Vatican: With regard to the pope's refusal to give an audience to Mr. Fairbanks except on condition that he withdraw- In promise to address the Methodist church pn Sunday, the Vatican ex- plains that it is customary for the pope never to receive a personage who acts in any manner other than of a Catholic minister in Rome. ;