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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald V -4 J j. i t V JLA- M. LiTHBRIDQE, ALEIRTA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 11 NO. AKE THEM BUILD OR QUIT pleichen Member's View "On Railroad Edmonton, Alta., Feb. at- empt by E.-H. Kiley. of GJeichen, to oist a bill, asking for a two year xtension of time for the beginning of onstmction on the Calgary and Knee Railway provoked some discus- lion in the House this afternoon. J. Moore, seconded by J. R. Boyle. Jose to move the reading of the bill second time. Riley moved an aui- Indment, criving a six months' hoist, the bill finally carried, the amend nent being lost, 'Robertson. Hiebert md Riley beinc; the only supporters, ii opposing the bill Riley said he had of in- the session of ,907 as it entirely affects his constit- lency, which is .largely in need of The direction of the pro- josed road was northwest Jroin Cal- throuxrh Carbon, Rosburg, and Hill District, about fifty-nine niles... This .district, he said, Is orcely filled up and in urgent ,need of ailwav facilities. He understood vhen he gave his support then that vork would be commenced at an ear- date. He'.had since been informed hat" no one interested in the. road. pr no surveyors or engineers hadxbeen >ver the, proposed route and nothjmr .xt all was ctone: "This Legislature is getting appli- itions' for railroads said ROey, "but are the roads beina "Scores of charters have been granted but nothing; tangible has been done as vet. The members or the House all represented P con stituencies and farmers who. are- ..this backbone of the' country are looking forward to relief in matters of nuL- road transportation. .-V The desire of people all oyer the province was that the great 'transcon- tinental roads be given all possible aid to-get into competition with the. C.P.R. The charter the C. and'.-K. H. said the work should be commenced in two years arid complet- ed in ifive 'years but as; yet hot a sod was turned. If 'they extend ter session the whole railway 'act was-.practically -void; :-T b.e. Railway Act' of Alberta should make it impossible for charter mongers to operate. The government should con: sider. ;do thevpresent applications' for. charters mean _- any tangible result. come" from- grantinc: charters or they to be.hia.wked around for sale, the district through which C. K. H.'. road iis tio is one of the most fertile province ROUSING GATHERING OF BUSINESS MEN Board Of Trade Banquet a Magnificent Lethbridge Has Great Future Says a C P. R. Civic Problems Discussed Three Prominent American Visitors Present Railway Talk Arouses Interest About seventy of the representative j the assistance Jhej3. P. K lias offer. business men of the city ana district i eu gathered nround the festive board and country. In his remarks he pre- last evening and participated in the j dieted a groat future for this city r. i _ _J si J tt llitr- ml C.YI r c first banquet under the auspices of the Lethbridge Board of Trade. It is quite within reason to claim that it was the most successful and en- thusiastic affair of the sort ever held in this city. It brought the business men together and enabled them to become better acquainted and to un- derstand the attitude of the Board oi Trade in regard to questions affect, ing the welfare of the city and dis- trict. The presence of representatives of the boards of trade 'of Magrath, Mackod, Cardston and Stirling, bore and naturally- such sentiments from" a serious minded railway official thused the crowd. Cur American Cousins Another feature of ths evening was the presence of Messrs. Webster, Strain and Bobbins, a delegation from Great Falls, Mont. These gentle- men arrived on ,ihe south train and were met at the depot by Aid. Hatch trio, ban- quet hall, where were received with musical honors, the old time friend of the and he escorted them to the an inspiration, inspiration piaying "Yanee Doodle." The gather-' to the visitors in listening- to tnei- chewing and optimistic speeches great ftiture in' store f-jr the "South, an inspiration to tlie citizens of Lethbridge-in learning of the progres's ;.in these towns and the friendly spirit existing towards Leth- bridge. Lelhbridge had its first opportunity of meeting the new superintendent of the C.OP. R., C S- Maharg, of Medicine Hat at the banquet last evening: He impressed all with his jing was particularly cordial in its welcome to these gentlemen and many kindly references were made to cur American.cousins. All in all the banquet was the "best thiag has happened in Leth- bridge for many a day. It brought u better understanding between cit- izens, the outside the rail. roads, in fact every individual present and enthused and it is safe to say that banquet evening, aae h j soul left the banquet hall 'carrying, a higher, opinion of his reception and the many kindly ex pressions towards the big corporation could not "help but impress him with the fact that Lethbridge recognizes LINE WILL GO TO PINCHER John Herron Secures An Amendment To Bill At Ottawa adopte'] city, a determination to work' harder for its advancement, and a "I also have a telegram from the "Regret delegate cannot be pres- ent at banquet tonight. Sgd: Sec- retary, Board of but we ap- rce .ciate their kindness in sending their "So far as these Western Provinces are concerned I may claim to speak with some authority regarding them as I think I have spent more than half of my-life in the Province of Alberta, and I am therefore fairly acclimatized. are all proud of this great province of ours.' It is only a baby being little more than three years" old, "and there is 'one us tonight who. has had no -little to do in- the Province of Alberta on its ca- reer. I refer to Mr.; W. C. Simmons and 1 would couple his name with the toast of "The Province of Alberta." Mr. Simmons Speaks W. C. Simmons was splendidly re- ceived and "T feel greatly honored at being 'asked to speakr to the Toast of the of -I was today ziven a tip that I was expected to :be very brief in my remarks but I .dm-afraid the "Executive have given me .large subject to be brief upon.' However, -t" will do the: best t can. of Trade, deserves friendlier feeling towards .the Board [the of the whole City of Leth. hut. for'taking the initiative in the _ -it- _ A. T -of Trade. There is no question but that these banquets' will be annual affairs the innovation caught the crowd and they will de- mand such an affair each year. The spread prepared by Proprietor Charles .of the Hub was very taste- fully .arranged on Artistically decorat- ed. tables in' a banquet room of. just the size to-accommodate the gather.: i-ig -comfortably.. The 'menu ;was of a most appetizing 'nature and there every indication-that the'viands were, relished by .the. guests._ An orchestra furnished music dur- ing the in. fact, the-ener- getic' committee with A. H. McKeown at -the head, did; not .overlook, any- thing that.-would provide enjoyment the gathering.; The of. the- evening, was C. P.. and he; handled -Otiawa, Feb. E. McCran-J the duties of toastmaster.as a master ev's bill to incorporate the Canadian hand, his the; toasts Western Eailway Company; was being in all cases, apt -.and ported today, this H. rMcKeown and M. Hatch pany to get a new chart-er from the vice chairmen, .Me- '-present 'The acting- as "tpastmaster dunng Vopbses-to- build-.tr line in- -.the., latter part .of the evening. At- boundary between ranges; the chairman's right -sat Mr. Maharg 03 atid 23 to; Calgary, a branch ,aiid W. C. .Simmons and at his-left Hne' tappirig the C.p.R. -near. Acting Mayor Vice Chair- "the village of Michel. Jinan Match had on his right and left was in-SMf; Hale, representing the Macleod m gating the route alter---BoaM of Trade ,Beach_of V the will -pass the. Cardston Board of Trade. The Creek, i seats ,of honor at Mr; roe wn charters the: ability settlers would have for damages, caused price iVor the "in Increased' 444. 1 iTAIl1 foY whateyer .that giou, Eitcliie, J. R.. Anderson, W. A, Ham- ilton, Mr. G.aqd, Witwer, -W.- A. Nourse, F. E. that most- of incided With .his Mows were: Jxrevelant to the -matter .uji'der' ;co- the fences, T :M intents, from L. Mr. Ear- A Mrv the levelyrailway, Gapperj E. ;Higin, it was it understood, that charters be. fireely; but that' no be ffiyen exclusive rights over any-.-terri- torjT. not :underetand hpw jex- of--the charter pjiscus- sion -would: prevent any other railway from buildirur in that territory? if' so; If three creat transcpntineiatai lines "'asked v-Sf or a the sis .the Caleary Hill prqposecl sure; the whpleHpuse rnpre than .of i all .railway charters inakinjc r for: ;to 'ith Riley jjrpvidr applicatibhs ..-for ;extensnpJi of time be treated alike arid tha.t- all charters be refused extension if the" road was not reaspn- Feb. C. old time ranchers; died quite suddenlv. -esterday evening of heart -failure.', 3Ir. Ingles had, not been feeling very' well and yesterday aftemobn taken to. the, Columbia he; Shortly after his into unconsciousness from he never came out. The late to Calgary and engaced in Macleod.-Wrr.Ogden, representing 'the i Stirlinjr Board 'of: -Trade, Mac. 1 kenziet Mr. Di-'-fH'. jElton, Mr. McCracken, D. J. Whit- n'fty; G. C. Macdonald, Blenner Has- sftti, J. A. Macdonald, B. Nimmons, J; Tnrpin, T: E: tPatteson; 'ii.-: The toast to "The King" was honor, ed in loyal style and then Mr. Cony- beare made a .few vintrodu.ctory- re- marks before the toast, "The Province of: Alberta." said: "it has me a of pleasure., to. see; such large assemb- here tonight? at'this the Frst Annual Banquet .of .the-; Lethbridge Board of There many others, whom we have" wished to' ha ve had with- 'us but who unfor. we're unable -Premier >the -time carae ;in. be hawiiiir prbviricial charters :apply assist- ance There For matter of .having this banquet, -trunk we :all mclined to- keep a little'too much behind our office doors and" keep too much to. ourselves. .We. want, to get, together oftener -and talk over :the welfare of the, City Lethbridge as well as the welfare of "the Province of Alberta and of TJominicn. of Can- a. In speaking to toast of "The Province...6f I, might dilate 011 the resources of this great province, its magnificent posibilities and the -great -potentialities that lie in sight here, :and ;the :Virgin soil, and so.' on. but that -would be going en- tirely beyond the boundaries and limits" -that rain '.'forced'.-to .keep my- self- Rafers "Allow nie to briefly refer to the .thing that; is today occu- pying the minds of'the public men arid citizens of .this great Province of Alberta, and that paosioa .and railway "development. I have' beside 'nie here on my leftr-a representa live of: the Canadian Pa- cific- 'Bailway Company-.and I expect will ihat wil be of great .interest I be- lieve our, worthy chairman-, here has. saying ihat the C- P was quite enough for 'Southern Alberta. The 0-" P- doing_a magniiScent work in Southern Alberta the programme of ex- pansioti outlined by Mr.vv-Whyte.rior this district is certainly to- thai ..great but 'we' need the other 'trurik "lines as long _asr they territory; but exist- "ffrst want- now is to have.. farmers. "40 and 50 miles :tp the north of-us here to the- south and- "east of us, who have to Haul thetr grain such great distances elevators. Mr. Whvtec in his epnstracr iiori L.eilibiidge' to Calgaryfand from Weyb'um to: Leth. .These 'lines will. open, nip, a vast new territory and: will be of- -priceless-value to this -part of the country: TKe Premier of "this Pro-, vinceihas within, the re- ceived a. peiStion from 1850 farmers lying between Lethbridge an4 the Bow Kiver asking for railway lines; heard a. great deal about Leth. of Mr. Cunningham alluded rirrr. r t- snce I't-o .ths-Lil- Jiad- soured, one ol saw it I confess it has.all the pos- sibilities of which I have heard so much. I do. not- believe that the most optimistic member" of your board or your most enthusiastic cit- izen wilT be tit all disappointed in leading industries of the city, the Ellison mill, and was constantly laboring to .induce other concerns to locate here. He pointed out the ad- vantageous location of the city as a wholesale and industrial centre em- their predictions for the "city's fu- ph.-isizing particularly the favorable ture. You have' laid the foundation freight rates here over other cities. here for a iine progressive and sub- The ComTng of the Railways' stajjtial "city, and if I may be n made, the assemblage nutted -to express aa opinion, youjwhoop it d st le and jfr_ have got the business men here of go the proper calibre to make it one of the fairest and best Province of Alberta. cities in the It has been Galbraith gave them some good rea- son for further whooping by reading report to- the Board of the.: dele- rovince o oera. as een gatios to the Premier at Ed. my pnvilege during the short time J, few week's a-o. This re- I.have been in Alberta, less than two'' to meet" quite" a: num- ber of your business men of Leth- bric'ge and they are all without ex- ception boasters of.. the .most pro- nounced type and where that spirit exists, there also will progress and development be. found- In speaking with one of your foremost citizens he told me that every enterprise that has been established in the City of Lethbridge has been a paying propo- sition and "that speaks volumes for the good judgment and foresight of the men who, have laid its .founda- tion. I think you are particularly well situated from a distributing sta-dpoi-.it" as you are "in the centre of practically "an undeveloped agri- cultural district which :has just'-ber gun to show what its posibilities are and as I see: it ypur only competi- tor in is-the.City of Calgary and you -have the advantage, oyer them of the shorter haul and con- sequeat cheaper freight rates in." so far as the territory tributary to you- is concerned and As a Distributing Centre I _think- your prospects are You are also surrounded by every- thing that goes to make a great- city. Tdu" ha.ve 1 believe, .a splendid river of good water at your ...door, ypur magnificent coal'..mines tb furnish cheap -iuel- for manufacturing pur- poses and 'I-might also say that- on top of; this you have thousands of acres of which has only commenced to develop and. produce "crops and what more should a city 'expect to make it prosperous. I-pre-. "dict.'-fpr the City -of -Lethbridge .an espausipn in: .the..'near- future that will surprise even. its most ardent TSl.p..not see- anything: else :io it, :tliaii that- LetHbridge principal "city in Southern..Alb.err Y'mr. country is only beginning to develop. Your agricultural and iraneral' resources are unlimited. You are .on the main. line of a great. In- thoroughfare and T there- fore- do not you: need have port was as follows: Lethbridge, Alta., Feb. 1, 1909; To the President'and-Members Leth- bridtre Board of Trade accordance with A UNE WEST ROAD To Assist a C.N. It Branch i nstructions received in your tele- phone message and telegrams of Jan. 26th, to the school trustees', and'municipal conventions a deputation to wait on. the Government re railways, an in- tervi'ew was arranged with the Pre-. mier, who ;has the-matter in hand, for 1.30 p.m. the following day. -Before the-interview ypur delega- tion met and outlined their plan of campaign. We had overtures from (Continued oh Back Page.) til; GETTING MDYIOrWORK Buys a Lot Rails For Build- ing tines In the test Toronto, .C'.N.R. will take a thirty- thousand tons of rails'.this year from the Dominion; a'or ejcteu- sions in Saskatchewan, Alberta- and British .Golumbia. This will be .thte -Canadian Nprtherk's "banner year for .railroad extensions in the: west and all an'uneremerits have been made to start work bv May 1st. M I NERS ESCAPED fear about your future pros- YusoVk; 'Feb. 125 miners pects, I thank, you in the Ct hav here several and and be left, alone. a liumber of roadV already have re- they were using: Edmonton? _ .Tj, w J the at on lejrislatldtt hail given assistance ana woum uu >w.} -nd that 'tbifs. legislation Numerous; appUcations from indeniniity was welcome neitys foirfar- mere handed down bv Premier Ruth- m alterhopn. The full roads, were worthy of assistance. the -proposed legislation i? :The House into committee of.j v F i the the Cross bill; rcspeciiniic fixing fees, pow cfsf of .arbitrators. and after reporting progress askod1 leave ;again ti11 Monday next. Tliey next considered, an'act.to incor- porate the Pincher. Creek and South- ern Railway j Company which After- received a second reading and Magistrate aiacDougall has given from persons whom ;we- invited io be with us tonight sincerely regretting their inability, io. attend, the first; of> these ;frpm- the oi t h e'. P royiace of A. C. Rutherford, "who "-has sent us the following- letter: C very._, highly. v-jthe; -kiald. invitation of thier- Lethbridge tr- Board of Trade to attend their-first February the[ llth. I; regret very -much-that.pw-r bur m I shall be at- tend. I hope that you shall have in'order that .they .-can more .easily, 'ship "tlie thousands and thousands bt bushels of: grain-that they are: yearly producing from their farms- andvwhich it-Ms- expected will be doubled'within next year, or so. I appi-oached the- Premier regarding this matter of: railway extension and I had ;-every; assurance: .from him that we would have these railways." and that when: -thV lines they will not: be built to'." parallel flie present, lines- but- to open up acw and undcyelppeq ten-itory. T look forward to sae .the day when Lethbridge will be a great rraSway. industrial and cpmjnercialr iind agricultural centre. you rChfli-nian- for the kind words vqu -have expressed towards the C. P. R. proud to; .be. associated with" that great corporation, -a cor- poration- that has within the' past done more .tbr; the. advance- ment .and development-' of 'cuuTitry than anyriot'h'er- company has ever-done in this ;6r: any-other, coun- Our '...interests; :iiid your i-nter- are .-analamous, therefore I thiuk should always, be of .the: kiad, and as; longxas I am superiiitendent of the District of .most -impdrtini. part I endeavor _to .best of: your -city: I tptir ;and gent- priyilegevof being with eh t.; I hope this-Board of, -Trade will' have.: every success: in its undertakings and: that it; will be .the ;aneans of .developing a city 'of which you will all he. "proud. who had been imprisoned in the "Ct theriiie for: two days following explosion and fire on Feb. 9th and lives' were dispaired ofi made, their escape from the mine 'to- day through, an abandoned gallery. i.. The City of happily introduced by; the was r fzer oowe ing to session will yet a third on Monday next. respectina; sheriffs and dcp uties was 'also dealt with and receiv- ed stfCbnd reading: Tho House ad- journed tin tomorrow. Several oth- ers pr the bills which were introduced a few days airo received the first read- ing. has now settled down, to work in "earnest; Commit- tees are meeting doily and night sitt- will ]yc? becoming common- from now- LAW IN WASHINGTON. 'Olympic, Feb, Govern- or Hay today approved the track gambling bill, thus giving as- surance that the act will become ef- fective June 1st of, this year. The now law puts bpokroftking and pool selling: in the felony class. Cannot banquet. Yours faithfully, A. c. Among others from whom we'have received regrets is .the- iMhmter of Public Works, the Hon. W. who beg to ackn of your kind invitation to your annual banquet1 llth instant.. I regret to say'that owing to press of business in con- nection with our Legislature, now respond. He said: sure, that we arc all pleased our city is aid Mr. of Macleod, iti marks "said that 'as he was leaving Macleod Mr. Gfier, the Mayor, in- structed- him .to say "that should any, question. arise :witlv reference -to railr i-oad..- extension in Southern Alberta, that- they, iwere- heart and Mr-. Beach, of spoke: on ;tlie good, reiations at--presen't exist- Cattlston and Lethbridge tjie: RAILROADS' AKD FENCES. Improvement on __ ._ compeppig to -fence tr regardless rot; Hie lerectipnj of; a i.6 today, though ,n6 order .was-.- made. The "board-; %e.. suggestion be an -adjudi- cating body in 'matters of loss by .fire from 'trains stock- killed-; on the iiacks. een Berlin Berlin. Gertnany. Feb. and Queen Alexandra left herei for London at five o'clock this aftertioon after a Visit of four in the Crermoh capital.' They Edmonton, Feb. Contrary to the expectation of many people the railways coming to Calgary will not. be confined to the -etisL of tiid 'city for there will be some important railway development west of as well. Perhaps the most important riilway proposition west of which win receive" the sanction" of the gov- ernment wiU be that of the C.N.H. The road is to run along the Bow ri- ver as far as. Kanaskis. This will take advantage of the coal at' Morley. The road will branch off at Cochrane, ptfss through the country to the west of the C.P.R; and' open1'" up a vast district there, half way be- tween the C. E. and the mountains It will 'meet the line from.' .Edmonton at the Bnizeau river.; it is more than possible that Calvary will be on the main line of the C.N.tt. to_ the coast. Another j ne to the West- will :run. the other way and will also be of. more' ordiharj- 'imnortance-: It will strike' m from Calcary n to .the its alomr the" rich coal country and the" rich- fanning: and ranching country v. and aretrting. to.. Pincher Creek from there it will cjo further south.' One of the' conditions 'of- the government's jruarantee" is. that the road the