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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald olume III. Lethbridge, Alberta. Wednesday; February Iti, 1910, Number IGISLATION BEFORE THE HOUSE mportant Bill Intro- duced By Attorney- General GOING AFTER TBEJJLCJL AT Premier Rutherford And Hon. Duncan Marshall Assure Gleichen Deputation -Legislature Will Settle Edmonton, Feb. the Legisla- ,ure yesterday Attorney.General Cross gave notice Chat he would introduce a' new act respecting towns. This act is taken as other municipal acts are, fiom similar legislation in Saskatche- wan. The improvement over the old municipal ordinance is that provisions with respect to powers and duties of town oflicer, mayor, secretary-treasur- er, solicitor, auditor, town police, pro- visions regarding town elections, sec- tions dealing with submission of money by terms and provisions regard- ing assessment and with proceedings to quash such bylaws and provisions regarding assessment, and taxation in a town, are much more complete than in the old ordinance.. The actual dif- ference to in the province is in the fact .that the machinery of go- vernment in towns will be very much more explicitly denned. The method o? assessment in the proposed act is much the same as 'the system at pre- sent in force at Edmonton. The pro- visions of the act being apparently modelled on the Edmonton charter in this regard. The provisions .with respect to poll tax are similar to Edmonton amendments of some years ago. The provisions with regard to the sale of lands for taxes are the same as those contained in other mun- Edmonton, Feb. Agricul- tural college, according to statements made yesterday in reply to a deputa- tion from Gleichen and Calgary -the government has not decided unalter- ably upon Strathcona as the site for the college or upon the principle of placing the college and the university under one management.' "It docs not look as if it was settled, does was the remark of the premier. When the buik of the deputation left Park Evans, editor of the Gleichen Call with two others, stated to the government that Gleichen wanted even chances only. Submission of, the case to the legistature was what they wanted. "That is what will be done." said Mr. Marshall. "It will be submitted to the legis- said Mr. Marshall, "If tliat course is taken no fault can be found. The people should be satisfied." It has been stated that the Premier had said that the legislature.of 1907 had decided and that the college had been located. Either that is not cor- rect or the government has changed its mind. Either is good news. STOCK JUDGING AT THE CLASSES Agriculture School Continue interesting Sessions- Well Attended The government agricultural classes in the market building are increasing In interest, the attendance during this icipal acts and are based on the sys- week ibeing very large and a great tern in force in Manitoba. It has Of interest is 'being aroused am ng those in attendance, especially in adopted in all proposed municipal acts for Alberta. Borrowing The provision, with respect to bor- rowing by way of debenture do not differ radically with 'those already in force save that the borrowing powers of towns have been increased from ten to fifteen per cent of assessment. The provisions of the new municipal con- trovered elections act apply to elections under the town act in the .same way as under other muni- cipal acts. The changes made in the Saskatchewan act are matters of detail only and the whole town act follows along the lines of the present municipal ordinance. Sale of Chattels The Attorney General's bill regard ing the sale of chattels wil also be introduced on Thursday. In all agree- ments in connection wdth agrlcultura are a number of fine ly pointed and absolutely imprope conditions which are never read by the purchaser and are never really under stood if -read. The new act makes no thing 'binding against the purchase unless the" court decide the claim mad by the machinery Company is abso lutely fair and proper, Protect Farmers Another bill along the same line foe brought in by Duncan Marsha of Agriculture. The objec of this bill is to render null and voi any mortgages forming part of th purchase contract of farming machin- ery and to prevent, machinery com- panies thing caveats against farms of purchasers, even though the purchase 10 PROTECT THE RESERVES Of Forests in the West Railways and Others Concerned Ottawa, Feb. 15. -The Dominion gov- irnment is taking steps to protect its iorest reserves along the lines of trans- continental railways in the West, and nexrt month several large patrols will be sent to Alberta to work along lines in the northern part of the province. while other patrols will look after the forests along the great waterways of Alberta as far north as. Fort McMurray. Prominent Bu s i li e s s Men Jnke Hold Of Cariipaign Lethbridge is to have a Y. M. C. A campaign at the end of this month This morning E. of Re glna, one of the general secretarie for the Canadian West; landed in th city and at one. o'clock .'this afternoon a hurried meeting of a number of the leading business men of the city was held In' the Alexandra The men present were known to be in sympathy with the movement and while they were eating Mr. Thompson placed the details of the campaign before them. It was decided to start the campaign on Tuesday, March 29, when a big banquet will be held in the Alexadra Hotel to give It a send-off. It was con- sidered that would cover the cost of a site the building and the fur- nishings." The building will have enough dormitories, to make it self- supporting. A provisional committee, to be sup- plemented :by a. number.of young men was appointed. The committee in- cludes Dr. Galbraith, (Mayor Adams, C. G. AV. Nourse, .'president of the Board of P..L. Naismith, Aid. Hatch, Aid. Bowman, Aid. Oliver, J. Session Of Legislature Was Quiet And Was Short-Mr Gushing In Macleod Member's Seat Edmonton, Feb. the legislative chambers were crowded by an expectant throng of citizens expect- ing to see a display of political fire- works this afternoon's session vas as quiet as that of yesterday. Mr. Gush- ing whose resignation has not yet been announced officially was in the House but did not occupy his seat, taking that of Malcolm .MacKenzie of Macleod who is not expected to arive until Wednesday. Every member of the House was on tne ciui vive and electricity was in the air. It was expected that the govern- ment would place the specifications of Alberta and Great Waterways Railway asked for by Mr. Boyle on the table but owing to their not being copied out on time this was not done. Pre- mier Rutherford said they will be brcughtln tomorrow (Wednesday) 3nd when they are brought in the members FOUR SCHOOL SITES WERE BOUGHT For Thirty Thousand ..Collegiate Institute Site The School Board at a special meet- ing passed a bylaw to Issue a deben- ture for to purchase school sites. The debenture will bear inter- 3; porting Mr. promise ty-of ac-Jjj. Today's session lasted only a short time and several would-be spectators, (Continued on Page 5) IMMIGRATIO N VERY HEAVY Steamships from Europe Bringing Many to Canada D. Higlnbotham, F. A. Maxwell, J. Taylor ,'C.R- Daniel; T. M. Evans, A: B. Stafford, E.' A. Cunningham, arid 0. D. Austin .Those.present at.the meeting were, Messrs. Naismith, Filmer, Taylor, Galbraith, iHIg- inbotham, Ball and Austin. Halifax, Feb. indication points to 'the busiest season at this port in Immigration some years. With a thousand passengers brought by the Tunisian, about the same num ber on the Urania, from Rotterdam, and the Empress of Britain, Liver- pool, the rush of immigrants has com menced. Already this season the im- migration up to first ot February is double that of last year. est at per cent, and run thirty years. The Board decided on four sites' which will cost and will secure one or two more in the suburban dis- tricts .for smaller sums. 7A colegiate site has "been selected being two and two-third acres on Courtland Street, between Bartlett ana Westminster Road, just south of the old Job Reid store house. 'This site is secured for A public school site was purchased in the Duff .Adition being twenty lots west of Westminster Road. The price of this piece is Another site was purchased five blocks east of Westminster on Court- land being thirty-four lots of Block 118 between Louise and Kiijgsbury Streets at a lot, or Two acres on Galbraith Street, five blocks east of Westminster In North Lethbridge were purchased at an acre or The Board have secured options on Uhese properties to extend over the Colcman, Alta., Feb. time required to get the ibylaw finally HEAD CRUSHED; INJURIES FATAL Brakeman Made a Mistake In Mine and Was Killed he stock judging classes. Yesterday morning in the stock ju'dg ng class Hackney 'Mares -were taken p. There were three fillies shown H of which registered, two, fou nd six years old. THe history and haracteristics of the breed were dis ussed by Mr. Wright. Afterwards he class were asked to judge the fil- ies placing them first, second and hird positions. Mr. Guardhouse of To-. onto then went over the class asking he gentlemen present their reasons or placing in. the judging and at the conclusion gave his own placing with BORDEN AND FOSTER DO NOT AGREE Their Inconsistency ..On "Completely Shown Up By E. M. McDonald-Challenge To Borden ino Carota, an employee of the Inter- national Coal Coke company, is dead as the result of an accident that occurred in the company's mine here Saturday. is- .Carota was a-torakeman on the air locomotive which "was. making up .a trip of loads in the mine, the engine backed up to three cars standing at a chute and he went in to couple on. but .-went .in on the wrong side of the cars. 'Instead of doing his work on the side opposite" ctiute he went in on the'same side as the chute and when the cars bumped together his reasons. H. A. Craig then n conclusion going further into details of the characteristics of the breed laying emphasis on the action. Following this J. A. McCai'g of Ed- monton took up the question of sheep having before the class two Shrop- shire and one Oxford sheep. He dealt with the breed types their character- Ottawa, Feb. Borden and Mr. Foster again bore unwilling evid- ence in the commons today to the wisdom and soundness of the govern- ments naval policy. Their repeated and explicit public declarations of tlie past nine months in favor of the con- reviewed the class struction of a Canadian navy as the only permanent solution ol the pro- blem of Canada's defence as a part- ner of the Empire and their previous out-standing opposition -to the out- grown principle of a policjLof tribute by way ot a direct contribution were quoted with, compelling effectiveness by E'. M. MacDonald was resumed, the debate on the second reading of the naval bill in a vigorous and con- of certain agreement provides for this. Roads and Bridges Attorney General Cross also gave notice of a bill affecting roads and bridges. This Is an act establishing a provincial rule of road, making all vehicles, etc., keep to the right. Here- tofore there was no established rule. Widows' He is .also bringing in a 'bill respect- ing marled women. This act provides that any married woman whose hus- band dies, leaving a will, which gives her less than K he died Intestate can go to the courts and get an order ag- ainst the estate for the amount she would receive if there was no wMl. Under the new act a married woman gets a larger share of the estate If her husband dies Intestate in Alberta than any othef province in Canada, ex- cepting Saskatchewan, which Is equal. istics and adaptability breeds for crossing. W. H. Fairfield and W. C. McKillf- cker spoke oh the subjects of grasses, clover, foder and irrigation "at the af- ternoon classes and Chas. Marker, dairy commissioner for the province, also gave an interesting talk on dairy- ing. At this morning's class ihe stock judging was resumed. The Suffolk class of horses was 'considered this morning and the class was asked to judge two stallions of this breed. The breed was discussed "before the class by Messrs Guardhouse and Craig. There was considerable dis- cussion among the members' of the class and questions asked of the In- structors regarding the points con- sidered in the judging. vincing speech, covering thoroughly the arguments in favor of the govern- ments policy and pointing out the anomalous ami illogical stand token by the'opposition. Quotation after' quotation from th speeches of Mr. Borden and'Mr. Fos ter and other members 6t '-the opposi tion right up to the time of the re markablc right about {ace of twr eeks ago supported by the unequiv- cal and strong statements of iiir has. Tuppcr and other leaders uf ho Conservative party endorsing the rinciple of the governments policy onstituted the un-answcrable n.vly passed. The sites have been selected with an eye to the further needs of the city as well as to get the property before the.prices got any higher. The Board consider that they got good value.for the prices to be paid for the different sites. Another Teacher Engaged Miss Janet A. Jepson of Niagara Falls, Ont., was appointed, to the ing staff "to start teaching April 1. Miss Evelyn P. Wright Ont., was second choice.. The chairman of supply committee to hire out Canada's defence to Bri- tish seamen and to British sh.ijj-bulld- firms. On the opposition side Dr. Roche, 01 Marquette and A. S. Goodevc, of cd. British Columbia followed along the j in this country. head was caught, between one of authorized'to purchase an Em- cars and the chute and terribly Typewriter for ?60 for one of .the- schools and to order two 8-inch gongs. Carota was twenty-six years of .age, and one 4_incll gong from w L and single. He was a native of Italy Kenzlei whose tender of ?32 and as far as known had no relatives cepted Siven by Mr. MacDonald to ilia '.irg'j-! usual lines of minimizing the partial ments now adduced from Uic opuosi- effectiveness pi the Canadian navy in tion side against the propos.il for con- respect of giving any material assist- ;ribution of a Canadian navy. "Dries Mr. he asked, "tiarc a vote of his ance to Britain in meeting the Ger- man peril. The quotations from Bor- Halifax on the proposal to LCJTOW and send is to Great Bri- tain instead of a proposal to build up a' great Canadian ship building inter- est in Nova Scotia and develop a Canadian navy for ail time to come to defend Canadian shores and to Pa- it the empire in maintaining sMpre- injden and Foster of last month, fathcr- macy of the seai." Mr. Seeley of Wentworth also dealt with the stimulus to Canadian-indus- try in iron and steel ship-building; which would necessarily .follow the a- dbption of the governments plan as contrasted with the temporary and sh'ort sighted plans of the opposition ing a Canadian navy, they sought to offset by twenty years old quotations from Sir Wilfrid Laurier advocating the growing independence of Canada. and suggesting when torn from the contest disloyalty to the principles ot imperial unity and co-operation. Sir Wilfrid today gave hotice that from now on government orders shall have precedent 'immediately after the questions on Mondays. This means that the only remaining private mem- bers day will be taken away and that an effort will be made to bring -the session to a close at as early date as possible. Justice of the Peace Disney will Told an inquest to-morrow. GONE TO MEET PAPA TED. Mrs. Roosevelt and Daughter Meet Ex-President at Khartoum. Will New York, Feb. 15.-TMrs. Theodore Roosevelt and her daughter, Miss Ethel, sail to-day on the steamer Hamburg, to meet Col. Rossevelt ear- ly in March at Khartoum. No con- firmation could be obtained this morning of reports that Mr. Roose- velt would return earlier had FOR THE SENATE LONDON AND LAKE EP.IE RAILWAY INCORPORATED Ottawa, Feb. railway com- mittee of the Commons this morning reported without amendment the bill to Incorporate the London and Lake FINANCES OF MANITOBA Winnipeg, Feb. dur- ing >-ue year 1908 spent nearly five million dollars. The actual figures were Of this amount ac cording to the public accounts sub- mitted to the legislature no less than was extraordinary expendi- ture, chargeable to capital. Upon tel- ephones ?t, expended on public buildings, and about In the various drainage dis- tricts. Towards meeting these im- mense outputs the province raised by ordinary revenue The balance was met by borrowing repre- Erie Railway and Transportation com- pany despite a strong protest from a deputation of the Lord's Day Alliance apainst the clause in which the com- pany be given the right to run cars on Sunday. The deputation claimed that the company was evading provincial Sun- day laws by making the railway an in- ternational one through putting rs couple'of lionis on between Port Stan- ley and Cleveland. Ohio. senting an addition to the debt of the province which according to a sche- Ottawa, Feb. well defined ru- mor is circulating in the House to- night concerning the political future of Hon. Sydney Fisher, which bears the imprint of probability. It stated that in a short time the Minister of Agriculture will be translated to the Senate to fill the vacancy from the Eastern Townships caused by the death of Senator Baker. He will sume the active government leader ship of the upper house, still retain ing nls portfolio of agriculture. No only would this solve the problem which Sir ;Wilfrid Laurier to face In choosing from-the host of ap- plicants for the vacant Eastern Town- ships Senatorship, but it would give to tho upper house an active minister of the Crown, which has been lost since Sir Richard Scott gave up the post of secretary of state. At pre- WHY1ARTTN FAILED TO COME School Boaid Receives Com- munication Statitf His Reasons REV. MARSHALL DIED SUDDENLY INDIANS SENT UP FOR HAVING LIQUOR: Portage la Prairie, Feb. Indians, George Beattie, Joseph .Fer- swain and Joseph Morm of the Long: Plain reserve, were brought .up in. the police court today charged with having loquor in their possession. Beattie and Ferswaih were given 21 days without the option of a fine, and Joseph Morln was let off with, a fine of and costs .which was paid.' been announced in June, because ol the engagement of his son, Theo- dore Roosevelt, jun. REV E. E. MARSHALL DIED snd (Special.to the Herald) Edmonton, Feb. E. E. Marshall, pastor of McDougall church (Methodist) died suddenly here this morning. He had been in poor health for a year. A MEDAL AND THANKS FOR NORTH POLE PEARY Washington, Feb. gold medal and the thanks of congress for Rob- ert E. Peary, discoverer of the North Pole, in a bill introduced by Represent- ative Butler of Pennsylvania, chairman of the sub-committee, which a few days ago reported adversely on the proposition to make the explorer a rear-admiral in the United States navy A lett.r has been received by C. B. Bowman secretary of the School Board from J. M. Martin who had been en- gaged as High School principal last December and failed to acquaint thej Board of his Inability to attend. j The following is the letter in which j he explains his action: I "Your telegram of Jan. 1st was livered to me on Jan. Sth and it wasj eld at for unpaid charges. The time given had expired and I thought it useless to write you. I was nm down by work and advised to come here ,1 (Clayton Springs) for treatment. I could not write you de- Mr. Marshall is Rell to many in Lcthbridgc, having preached in Wesley church when Rev. J. E. Hughson was pastor. JAG Frisky Critter Takes Umbrage at Pro ACCUSSES FIREMEN OF LOOTING STORE Ottawa, Feb. that ome of the firemen who fought the" blaze- in his hardware store on Sun- day looted the premises of at least Q worth of hardware and cutlery, Thos. Shore today placed the matter in the hands of the police department for investigation. A couple. of tectives made a tour of t'h'e "fire tions but found nothing to bear out the allegations made by Mr. Shore. WOMAN'S HEROISM TO BE RECOGNIZED P. E. L LEGISLATURE MEHT Plate Glass Windows Brantford, Feb. H. Martin Co., Sparks street, have a delivery horse that knows how to celebrate an aniversary. A year ago this frisky ani- mal jumped feet first through the big plate glass window in the store, smash- ing the glass to smithereens and near- Ottawa. Feb. KIrchof fer, chairman of 'the committee o divorce, presented a report from thatj committee recommending the applica- tion of Cella Maria. Pringle of Mon- treal for divorce and A. Basthelmes of Toronto for divorce be granted. Senator Cloran called the attention of the government to the bravery of Mrs. H. A. Lindell of Winnipeg, daugh- ter of Davio! Ward of Toronto, who. though inured herself, in the Spanish River railway rendered most useful service in raring for many oth- ers who had been hurt. He declared that she had saved lives and was as Charlottetowr, P.E.I.. Feb. legislature opened this speech from the throne referred to. the appointment of the immigration agent to solicit farmers srid labc? Jn England' and to placing the experimental farm at the disposal of the Domininn De- partment of Agriculture. Also referr- ed to the annual value of agricultural products of the island as estimated at finitely until I had the advice of the ly depriving several persons of life-. worthy of recognition as was Conduc- sent Sir Richard Cartwright. Minister! doctors here. I am still willing toj Yesterday was tho'first anniversary, Reynolds. He suggested that the dule attached to the public accounts j of Trade and Commerce, is the govern 1 carry out my share of the agreement j mcnt leader in the Senate, but he you and if your telegram had [said to be desirous of relinquishing i been delivered I would have wired you WILL GIVE UP SEARCH FOR NINA Washington, Feb. no traco, the Nina is found by to-morrow the navy department, in all probability, will give up the search in despair and withdraw its vcsels. the burden owing to advancing age and j within twenty-four hours." increasing infirmity. Mr. Fisher, it is j Yours truly, siatoil would not be averse to a seat -T- M. Martin. in the red chamber, nnd it is expected and lo! this same delivery horse re- j government send forward the two peats his window trick, only this timojnames for His Maesty's consideration. he varied the stunt by backing the Sir Richard Cartwright promised to sleifih through the glass, snoning with call the attention of the government equine glee whon the window frag- ments foil in a thousand pieces. Mr. Martin is figuring on prescribing to the. matter. Henry .John Hronskill, one of the that an announcement will be made; Seven persons were injured, three of j the goid eure or selling the beast he-1beat known newspaper men in Canada, in a few days of the minister's trans-! them probably fatally, in two fires in; fore the insurance companies register: for several years connected with the larion to the higher sphere. [crowded dwelling houses in XewYork.la protest. 'Ottawa Journal, is dead. PRESBYTERIANS AND FOREIGNERS Ottawa, Feb. Dr. George Bryce, of Winnipeg, president of the Royal Society of Canada, delivered a strong address before the Presbyterian Ministerial Association at its monthly meeting this morning in the lecture hall of St. Andrews church. His sub- ject was, "Immigration and its Rela- tion to the Church." Rev. Dr. Bryce reviewed the situation of the Ruthen- ians in the West, the dispute over whom has recently provided a bone of contention between the Presbyterian. and Roman Catholic bodies. He ex- plained the school and church system which had been adopted among them stated that the majority oi the peo- ple had'been Greek Catholics and not connected with the church of Rome. ;