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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge DaOy Herald U Volume III. Lethbridge, Alberta. Tuesday, February Number 55. LABOR PARTY TO SUPPORT GOVT. HON. W.H. GUSHING HAS RESIGNED HIS PORTFOLIO OPENING OF HOUSE IN LONDON Authoritative Report But Is Not Confirmed By Mr. Cushing-The Deputy-Minister May Also Resign Various Reasons Given For Minister's Action Edmonton, Feb. resigna- tion of Hon. W. H. Cushing, Minister of Public Works, from the Alberta Cabinet, following the persistent ru- Whether Budget Or the Lords Veto Cornea First London, Feb. the eve of the meeting of the new parliament inter- est as to the probable course the government is at fever heat. So farl speech from the-throne closed abrupt- no indication has been given as to'jy in the Legislature this afternoon. MEMBERS DIVIDED The Government supporters are di- vided into three classes. (1) Those who will support the Go- mors to this effect, has been through thick and thin by the Lieutenant-Governor. Thej This includes the members around Ed cause is supposed to be the contract monton. which the government has made (2) Members who have already the Alberta and Great Waterways Ry., Co: and the formation of a new port- folio by which he; is deprived, of the supervision of ro4ds and bridges. The debate on the reply to the whether the budget or restriction of powers of the Lords will be given Geo. P. Smith, Camrose, moved the reply, seconded by L. M. Roberts, High River. R. B. Bennett, Calgary. preference, but the Liberal press Qf the Opposition> was cxpcct. to bufc m not stir_ presses confidence that the solution of difficulties has been found and that debajLc dQscd and the Legislature will the Government will manage to tide' over the crisis. The News states that the question of the Lords' veto will be taken first. The Chronicle declares that Asquith enter on regular business tomorrow. WHY GUSHING RESIGNS Calgary, Feb. Albertan ed the government. These include J. R. Boyle, E. H. Riley and probably J. W. Woolf. (3) The large majority, who are waiting to see what the papers reveal and are prepared to'give the 'govern- ment the benefit, of thc but no more. The Opposition is busy waiting de- velopments. There was much com- ment because no member of the Oppo- sition discussed the address in reply to the" speech from the throne. this morning says: Hon. W. H. Cush- ing Minister of Public Works, present- has received assurances of his resignati0n as Minister the which will enable him to satisxactor- Ueutcuant Governor late yesterday ily solve the problem. The Times on aEternoon_ He stnl retains his seat the contrary says the budget will be ag pr-vatc member_ It was too first taken up. While the attitude of latc {Qr any aim0uncemcnfe to be madc the Labor party is still a matter of .fl Mr> Cushing wag not doubt, the speech delivered last night In his place {n the HQUSC. by.Keir Hardic. throws some light on, ]md a gcS8lon dircctly the subject. Speaking at Mountain thc Q[ Houge bufc Q0 Ash he. said that despite sensational statcment was madc lo the press. developments in the situation he be-'The announcemcnt 0{ thc rcsignatiOn lievcd parliament would last two r premiej. The papers relating incident will be placed on the table tomorrow. REPORT CONFIRMED Edmonton, Feb. resigna- tion of Hon. W. H. Cushing is now in the hands of the lieutenant-gover- nor, it is stated on authority, al- though it lias not yet formally reach- ed the premier, and although the min- ister himself does not confirm the statement. It is believed also that the resignation of his deputy, John Stocks, will follow, although the min- ister further declares that 'he has heard nothing of 'this. Following up- on all this, opposition forces against Rutherford administration on the strength of the dissatisfaction which has arisen in the south and other yuarters over the Alberta and Great Waterways railway, the government colonization project, are lining up un- der the leadership of John R. Boyle, from Sturgeon, and it is stated are preparing to force a vote upon the legislature within a day or two upon some question in connection with the Waterways railway, -which will test out the strength of the Rutherford'ad- ministration as against'the new op- posing forces, which combined with the regular opposition the independent Conservative member, ana the Socialist members are expect- ed to place the government as repre- sented by Hon. Mr. Rutherford, Cross, Lessard, Marshall, with Hon. H. Cushiiig as a private member on the opposition side, and Hon. Buchaqan undecided, in the minority, and thus bring about a possible resignation of SHORT DEBATE ON SPEECH FROM THRONE G. P. Smith, Camrose, And L M. Roberts, High River, Moved And Seconded the Reply Eloquently years. Perhaps it would bs the case today Etcr Mr. Cushing may that the Lords' veto and the budget would run through the Commons to-; gether, which plan would retain the statement. Mr. Cushing resigns apparently for reasons; He believes that he Edmonton, Feb. moving the reply to the speech from the throne. sideration. In our effort to dis- ful attention of the members of charge our duties I feel that each of Assembly. in-the legislature, George' !us' as 'representatives of the people, THE GREAT INDUSTRIES member for Camrose, remarked that in the ordinary course of events this would be the last time Lieu tenant- Governor Bulyea would officiate at aimion will-see to it that their mandate is M Among the other great industries complied with to the end that Aiber- Of the he said, "agricul- may be placed in the lead of the ture comes first, mining second, with forward march of progress of the Do- lumbering and 'manufacturing occupy- to the country. All this is quite pos- the cabinet, dissolution and appeal stole if Indications of future develop- ments, are correct. HOW THEY LINE UP If all reports are true, practically all the representatives of constit- uencies south of Red Deer are expect- ed to join the opposition forces, led by Mr. Boyle and supporting Mr. Cushing in his retirement and opposi- tion to the administration of- which he has been a member since the for mation of the province. These will number some fifteen which with Mr. Cushing and possibb Mr. Buchanan, who it Is claimed has not yet decided which side he wll take if the split occurred in the pro gress of the session and including th four members of the present oppos: tion. would place the government i a majority of one or two. SOUTH VS. NORTH DISRUPTION The upheaval, although not directl resulting from the resignation of M Cushing, has been brought to a cl max by the retirement of the mini ter. It is a result of the dissatisfac- tion which has been stirring up among the southern members for some time. It practically dates back to the ,tlme-when the capital was de- cided for Edmonton, and was intensi- fied by the placing of the university and agricultural college in Strath- cona. This was purely a South vs. North disruption but the dlssatlsfac- Irish vote for the government. The hag Minister only in name for the opening ceremony and commented Labor party, he said, had no last {ew montbs and that he has in forcing either election immediately recdved {hc conMence Of his col- and would probably support the gov- l He believes also that the, ernment in every course it chose to' Q{ the provlncc to take whether it introduced the budget first or the Lords' veto. are not safeguarded by the go- vernment in the agreement between on the able way he had discharged his duties while in office. In referring to the prosperity of the past year Mr. Smith said that al- though returns were not completed, the total grain yield for Alberta for QVer 19G8 ing important positions. Gold, iron. The Ceremonies Were Of the Simplest Character London, Feb. third parlia- ment of King Ed ward, assembled this afternoon. The ceremony was of the simplest character. All the royal pagantry connected with the state op- ening being postponed to Feb. 21, and the interim devoted to the swear- Ing in of the members and the clear- Ing away if possible of the difficul- ties confronting the government Not for many years has such Intense in- terest attached rco the' (of EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES oil, asphalt and other valuable, the Alberta and Great Waterways was Referring to educational facilities erals have been discovered within the projected; "with a guarantee of bonds he said it was often asserted that confines of the province, bat to what to the extent of mile. Mr. the military victories of England extent is not, yet known. Boyle is leading the i ing the outcome. WHAT WILL OUTCOME BE Was Centre Of Interesting Police Court Pro- ceedings the Province and .the Alberta and 1909. exceed Great Waterways The res- ari jncrease of 3g ignation is causing intense excitement and 137 pcr ceat jand the members are busily predict- Comparis0n of the [western provinces during the last j eleven -years shows Alberta leading jThere are some who believe that the, Saskatchewan by bushels to the incident will wreck the Government' acre and Manitoba by 3J bushels and before the end of the session. It all '.the yield was not only higher but the depends what the agreement, specifi-; quality was equally as good, cations and such like between the Go- HAIL INSURANCE vernment and the company reveal. Thc one'source of iosV which farm- ers are called, upon to face he" said. were achieved through the splendid "Although there is every reason 10 criticising this project and: if. their system of education in vogue in her believe that Alberta will take her; efforts to unearth detailed Icfcrma- public schools. No nation rules more place as a large producer of mineral tion regarding the members and the wisely and in no place the world wealth, the agricultural industry of j capitalization of this company are is justice so swift and sufci The pub- the province is one that represents taken as an act unfriendly to the gov the legislature and seldom have the problems involving the success or failure of the government threatened to be so difficult of solution, even of the most capable of the members of parliament. The-result of. recent elections is so confused -that even the staunchest press supporters of the government, admit the proof that the government will have a majority to act drastically upon dominant; sues can be established only., after he House, of Commons has settled own to work and the Nationalists nd Laborites show their 'hands in he course of debate upon the speech rom the throne. The procseding oday was brief in the time honored ustom of searching the vaults under he two houses was observed this morning. London, Feb. John Gladstone; secretary of state for home affairs and who through a recent ap- pointment is about to become gover- nor-general of the. British. South'-Af- was elevated to the peerage' to- day. eminent, it will bring, about the. ex lie school system of Alberta is mere- the largest population and the larg- ly in. its infancy and we must look to est business interests. it that our school system is laid up- "The mining industry of the As regards the expected split in vincc is also proportions r the legislature it is expected -to come heretofore unthought' of. The coal over" a question in connection with on a foundation which will endure to the benefit of future generations. Some of the members maintain that, these papers will reveal br hailf and lessly prepared document with unnec- fr0m hail insurance operations durin cssarjr recourse for the company. the past four years, At a caucLS yesterday morning the approximately as follows- 1906 Robert McCormick, the negro who; Ministers assured the members that 3 shot the woman living with him andjthc agreement with the Alberta, and then blew out his own brains at waterways Ry. 'Co. is precise- inonton on Sunday afternoon, is j jy the same as that with the C.N'.R. known in police circles here. He was] aml G.T-P. arrested here on Sept. 26 lust year byj Sergt. billiker on the charge of living: ----_ on the avails of prostitution. Hej W11! pleaded guilty to the charge and sentenced to three months in the bar-: backs by Magistrate MacDougall. He changed the plea after serving ai Needless to schools of the production for 1909 was over the Alberta and Great Waterways 000 tons -and shows a considerable in- j railway. Mr. Boyle has succeeded in passing 'Jiis motion for all papers in connection with the company. If h does aot succeed in securing satis I province are all workingjor the bet, of the entire population and crease over 1908" through their influence the assimila- tion of the alien immigrants is sure- Regarding immigration he said he HANSEN 1907, 1908, 1909, These figures indicated clearly that the province must either give up hail insurance business or find some new system for its management. Person- he hopes thc Government would continue thc insurance, even though its continuance involved a 'radical .the placing of a general land tax on jail assessable agricultural land in-the province as a means of raising a sup- ly and rapidly taking place and even the casual visitor is struck with, the splendid school buildings which are to be found in every city, town, village and community within the province. He was informed that it was the intention of the government to bring forward legislation respecting the present university act and this should, receive thc most, careful and thought- was glad to learn that there is com- ing to Alberta from all parts of the factory answers to the question world, thousands of the finest class of' which 'he will ask the government to settlers who have ever settled in any'day regarding the members of th new country. Among these were railway company, it is understood tha many Americans, bringing with them he will endeavor to bring forward a a skill and knowledge which they have question which will develop the split acquired' in thc pursuit of agriculture ai'tf show up the forces which are RANCHER SENT UPFORTHEn At Cranbrook--Stole Oats, From a Summer Resort Cranbrook, Feb. Barr, couple of weeks of the sentence and) appealed the case on the grounds i QJ thc latc william picmcntary revenue to wipe but the that he did not understand the mean- Ufe at (lcflcit. ing of the charge at the time. weck Monday wili be' held to-. IMMIGRATION appeal was sustained district morning at half past tcn Rcferrine; to tht. bj incrcasc Jm_ court through lack of direct evidence j from undertaking parlors. migration to Alberta and to the no- to convict him, although it was known j circumstances surroundinR thc death licy of railway expansion he said that he was a frequenter of houses to thc-fact that hc had cvidcnt these were among the first c'onsidera- Jy tcmporacily mentally ricrang-1 tions of the government. Hc wished cd Tfae qllesUon Ol- harinK taken an however, that the province would. im- of ill fame and had a very unenviable reputation. He left this city after the triaL CABINET CHANGES COMING AT OTTAWA Aylesworili 'And Brodeuf Will Retire Dandurand own country and energy ami opposing the government In his pro- means of their own which they con- ject. tribute to the (Development of the re-! sources of Alberta. THANKS TO MR. GUSHING He said thanks should be extended to the Minister of Public Works for his faithful performance of the ardu- ,ous duties required bv that depart- ment. Referring to the telephone do partmcnt, lie believed he voiced the .sentiment of the Assembly when he said that no policy of the government HARRY SHAW GOT THE LIMIT Cranbrook. Feb. Saturday last a man named Harry Shaw, said to own a ranch in Alberta, and who is meeting with more popular appro- jhag bgen cvmjng wood for a living val bv thc people at large than Cranbrooki Wa8 brougllt up on government telephone policy. Thc e Q[ indecem exposurp ln the affidavit a few "days previous contrary dertukc some immigration work on its' Chief Gillespie is communicating to certain conscicntious rad Own account in the old country as with the Edmonton police, sending oppresscd him very much. Hc had although hc found from personal in- the description and photograph of for a wcck OE morc previous ,vestigation that Alberta was well man Uken while in the barracks thc Q{ his dcath On that known in Britain, mainly through the day he had complained of a terrible works of Ralph Connor, to whose val Ottawa. Feb. cabinet r changes are imminent is admitted WANT NEWFOUNDLAND STEAMER NEPTUNE. St. John's N.F., Feb. ves- sels which the American Antartic min pam Oi It has it nas. sire for telephones was in i incss house, crery residence and farm house and the demand far exceeded thc ability of the department to sup-j ply. Over 800 miles of rural lines were an extensive ranch owner, was to1 day sentenced by His Honor Judge J Wilson to a term if imprisonment In Nelson jail for the rheft of ten sacks of oats from Nels own- er ot the beautiful summer resort at Wasa. above Fort Steele, on the Kootenay river. The warehouse of Mr. Hanson had been-forcibly entered on the night of Wednesday last, and as one of his men noticed on the following morn- ing that the door had been broken, a number of sacks of oats removed and a trail of grain (evidently the result or it rent in one of the sacks) leading into the brush close by, be reported 'fiwoTmic garaged "eight Ithc malter to his employer who di- rected the stolen goods to be left in position and a watch set with a view and twelve respectively. After a very lengthened hearing, [Magistrate Joseph Ryan said the crime "hail been proven beyond the even in government circles and your constructed during the past year and correspondent Is creditibly informed over two thousand farmers were plac- j tonight that tho retirement of Hon. shadow of ;i doubt in his opinion, and sentenced ed in communication with all lines months imprison- i i services hc was glad to bear B from the portfolio within the province. There was also an increase in revenue from all sourc- nient in Xelson jail with hard labor, Offences of this character, he added, been recalled by his mother that as tribute, he was of the opinion that it or justice is likely to take place short- aml that thc department is now a boy he once fell and struck his head; should be-known even better. injuring himself quite seriously at He aKso remarked on the graceful R Dandurand. The naval bill will the time which may have had some-! reference of Lieutenant Governor! expedition desires to purchase for its, thins to do with his mental disorder.; Ruiyea to the visit of Earl Grey at proposed quest of Uie South Pole is] Hanscn had intended to return to the laying of thc corner stone oi the the Newfoundland sealing steamer j Chicago in thc spring to join his wife new legislative buildings, and said j that anyone who was present at-that j ceremony and who had previously formed visions of the possible future of Alberta would be compelled to re- Neptune. The Neptune is a wooden j and family of two small children, vessel, and is one of the most power- ful ships of the sealing fleet. The Neptune -was built at Dundee In 1872. She Is 195 feet, 45.9 feet beam, and registers tons. W. CUMMINGS IN ANNUITIES BRANCH. DISTRICT COURT Harry Sinims was up before His ly and he will be succeeded by Hon. being conducted on most approved bus iness methods. In conclusion he hoped that the pre- sent government would continue to ito effect the policy of tail- expansion alreAiIy atfrptcd bv be piloted, through its remaining stages by thc premier. Sir Frederick Borden and the premier personally will guide the ordinary estimates of aiding construction of new the department rigorously stamped out. CLAIM THEY CHARGED TOO HIGH RATES. Toronto, Feb. Higgins of land Florence vickerson. agents for through committee railroad into districts requiring de-jTolman and Co., in Toronto, appear- velopmcnt and giving larger trans-! ed in the police conrt this morning Honor Judge Winter this morning on construct his visions on the charge of receiving stolen horses morc mapl5ficcBt'-5asisT Hc closed, and elected to be tried by jury the motion to thank Lkut.-Gov. I the sesfn' f the next sitting of the supreme court 'Bulvca fftr tdolphe Lemieux Is slated for promo- Mr. Brodeur's 111 health to more thickly and older settled portions of charging too rate of Interest on loans. They were1 remanded for a week for his gradous of the province in order that thc far- without pleading. April. Bail -was allowed in thej LOUIS M. ROBERTS SECONDS 'r. Aylesworth's deafness Is not lands mav be with the need- appeared on similar charges for a ed railway facilities to get crops to broker's agency. Both parties claim thc markets of the worln. they make no lonas. yielding to treatment and he is said imnn The privilege of appealing directly i In the Tolman case.defence coun- -have urged his upon the on tne cnarge nsi dcr thpm Hc cntircly ;ncral tfr to the position .oi minister oi justice -oy eacm J ALLAN LINe1" RETAIN WHOLE MAIL Ottawa, Feb. has decided not to give the Dominion Line a portion of the Atlantic ".fciail iin'sympathy with the remarks'made. Smith regarding Earl Grey jam! Lieut.-Gov. Bulyea. has becn madc {o thc increase in the membership of Legislative hr, aiid we 'have come here with contract, as the present contract with j responsibilities to take our the Allan line, which runs till. 1912 t in. cndeavoring to solve the prob j. _ ,___, I1 I' will be sufficient. Icms that will come up for our con- well received here and It is expected he would be found a safe Seat in the house after resigning.from the senate. In the event of Mr. Bro- deur not returning to public life and i the elevation of Mr. Lemieux, Mr. i Hugh Guthrlc, Jr. P. of 'South Well- llngton, is In line for the postmaster-! 'generalship. Cross for some time and the of that province will be pleased learn that the recommendations to i: .imperial council have hccn acted 'that an H the fcase merits, can go direct from the BUILDING PERMITS to developments. In the afternoon Barr appeared with his .team and was permitted by the to load up six of the sacks. Then Mr. Han- son appeared and demanded an ex- planation. Barr said he got the oats from a man who has not been in tne neighborhood for months past. Having elected for speedy trial, a of guilty was entered and a strong appeal for leniency made to the judge by G. H. Thompson, counsel for the prisoner, on the ground of Barr's previous good character and general excellent" repute in the dis- trict A. B. Macdonald, for the prose- cution, while not pressing for .an ex- emplary or excessive sentence, point- ea out that the public should be pro- tected from such depredations, no matter who the guilty party might be. The judge said that taking all the facts Into consideration, the previous good character of the prisoner and his general repute, he had also to consiuer the nature of the crime, which was a most deliberate one. He could not see his way clear to re- leasing Barr on suspended sentence, and ordered that he be imprisoned In.. N7elson jail for forty' days. ;t tribunal -of justice ir. the pro- the foot of the throne, the conclusion of Mr, Roberts' adjourned until tomorrow. Lynds has taken out a building permit for an dwelling on Coutts street. ,H. Fasker has taken out a permit for a stable costing on Mac- beth street. Mrs. E. W. permit- on Conrtland Hill has taken out a u a- cweiivng St. BALLiNGER PINCHOT INQUIRY Washington, Feb. Ballln- ger-Pinchot inquiry was resumed this; morning. Louis R. Glavfs, the prin- cipal accuser of Secretary of the Irt- frM-ior Ballir.ger again .took the stand, prepared for a grilling cross examin- ation by attorneys, representing offi- cials of the Interior Department. ;