Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUME IV. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY IS, IM9. NUMBER It, MACLEOD IS TO HAVE A FINE PARK Acquire a Pretty Is- land Wholesale Houses Coming (Special to The Herald.) Macleod, At the last reg- ular meeting of .the Council last evening some important business was transacted. The land reserved for the C.N. By. Co. was formally turned over to them. It was decided for the benefit of the town to make a park out of the island directly across in the river bottom. This "is a most beautifu] 'comprising- -in all about. 160 acres. It is beautifully wooded with nice trees and shrubs, and is flat and an ideal place for a park. Seven thousand five hundred dollars .was granted to the Agricultural Society. for the purpose of "building suitable buildings, .grand race track, ee., and to put the grounds in shape generally. At present, there is no way of 'getting across the river, 'but the" new 'big -traffic bridge now. under construction by the Government will be completed in the spring, and this will go directly across. It will be about five minutes' walk from town, and will-lie the only real pub- lic park belonging to any town in Southern Alberta. It will be a great boon to the yofung -people of the town, as .there., will -be beautiful walks and drives, and an excellent- place for picnics. A New Postoffice. It was decided that in view of the disreputable post-office now in the town, .that something would have to be done, and done at once. John Herron is to be notified at Ottawa, and a strong representation sent to either have enough money granted to enable the postmaster to rent a suitable and- pretentious or else to build a postoffice that would be a credit to the town, instead of the unsightly tumbledown apology that now poses. as a postoffice- Great indignation is felt here at the -man- ner in which' the authorities have treated all .previous -requests of this nature." New Buildings. R. G. MacDonneir is -erecting a new brick, building on Main St. The Great West Saddlery 'Go: pur- erecting, .a .wholesale warehouse on their, property on 2nd Avenue- Many "buyers' are coming in and investing in town property, sales having been made to parties, as far East as Fort William'. The Government traffic bridge is progressing rapidly, and will, be com- pleted. by "the first of June. Many wholesale houses., have writr ten to' the Council expressing their intention of locating -here: if suitable rates will be' given them by the -C. V'.-- Wheat is moving fast, now, team after team coming in to town.. Billiard and Adams are erecting a biir and intend to keep. a plentiful, supply of -coal .on hand throughout the year. They have ob- tained a site from the C-P.R; on the spur track in close proximity to their scales and office. They re- port that many buyers are coming in enquiring for "farm lands and town .property. Weather Reports. is thought here that, .steps should be taken to, have Government wea- ther reports from Macleod published -.hi the and Lethbridge pa- At pe'sent reports are- always leaving out Mac- leod, Steps will be taken to have :Macleod bulletins published too, as wish to- keep the town before the' eyes of the public as much as possible. V- The death occurred here yester- day" of Mr.. Morrison's little, girl. She had recently been vaccinated. ..Work on the extensions to the power house arid power plant will commence with the opening of spring. of: the sewer- age: -.system will also; .commence sim- ultaneously." -.Large stocks of farm implements .are arriying daily, dray after dray heavily being seen on the The ice harvest is -now completed. In -the neighborhood of tons have been put up. Many "buildings are now in course of erection. Hammers and saws are heard in every direction. The skating rink1 is being well at- tended, and on nights from 150 to 200 people are to be seen enjoy- jnc themselves. There is a rumor abroad that horse thieves have been pursuing their work in this district. STOLE .GOAL OFF C.P.R. Elmer Heu. C.P.R. foreman at Sas- has -been '.committed for trial at Saskatoon on the charcrc of steal- ing 24 tons of coal from the railway. He sold the coal to well known citi- xens. Raided Den Of Gamblers Touched Up Macleod Men (Special to the lie-raid) Macleod, Fob. II. S. Patterson. representing himself as accountant of j the Hillcrest Coal Coke Co., was arrested at Frank last nicht on a charge of securing money under fulse pretences from Manager Swinnerton. of the Empire hotel. He was here .yesterday and succeeded in uettinir Mr. Swinnei'ton to cash, ten dollar check signed Hillcrest Coal Coke Co., E. S. Patterson, accounta-nt. i Patterson said he was short, of funds. but Swinnerton was suspicious as he happened to get a glance at a ten dollar bill in Patterson's possession. Patterson took. the flyer west and the hotel man telephoned Hillcrest and learned Patterson was not now con- nected with the company. The Moun- ted Police were notified ami the oflic- er at Fernie was asked to board the flyer at Frank and arrest the man. This he did, and Patterson will be brought here for trial. It ALD. KING OUT ON THE WAR PATH -today that Patterson touched S. tleap the agent of the Hillcrest Co. here for usuiff forged cheque, too- PROTECT PACIFIC COAST. Washington, Feb. of the., United States, fleet should be .kept on the Pacific Coast at aH time.-: is the opinion of the Senate. An amendment to the Xavai bill was agreed on tonight, providing that at the discretion of the President some of the navy shall be kept in Pacific waters so far as practicable. FERNIE RINKS AREVIQORIOUS Big Bouspiel At Cranbrook Comes To a Con- clusion Charges That City Is Being Run By the Officials Held Up Citizen Goes To Jail Aid. Kinir created a little disturb- ance in municipal circles yesterday. It appears that a few of the alder- men were gathered together on Tues- day morning and agreed to retain Chief Fowler as building inspector, reason sriven that the work of build inff inspector would familiarize him with the buildings in case of. fire. Aid. King kicks because he was not consulted and he expressed him- self in no uncertain manner to the Herald last evening. "L have said two or three times that this .city is being city officials" said the Alderman, "'and I am more con- vinced of that fact than ever cot on the trail of this Epwler busi- ness.' "On Monday he 'the (Special to The Herald.) Cranbropk, B.C., Feb. bouspiel "is over. The; Fernie rink, George Henderson, Brown, Dunn, with Eev. Mr. Grant as skip, won the Corby Cup and G'ault Trophy. The Macleod rink, Rhodes, Doug- las, "Matthews, McLean skip, won. the Grand Challenge competition. The the Consolation. The Lethbridge rink defeated Grant in the -Grand Challenge, 'but lost to McLean. Tuesday's ice was kser5j: btrt Wed- nesday's -wet; council decided to advertise for a man as building inspector, meter tester and recorder and so on. Tuesday morniner. as soon as Mr. Fowler erot word of the council's action, he call- ed on the secretary treasurer and said that the job of. buildinc inspector did not interfere with his work. Maybe it doesn't, but what I want to know is what business it was of these two offi. cials to hustle around and.see certain aldermen and conduct a lobby to have the decision of the council in this.mat- ter reversed. Is the council to be dictated to by its'officials-or are we to have fovernment by the people's representatives." "It seems to be the purpose of cer- tain persons" remarked the alderman, "to turn me. down but I want-to tell them that I won't be turned, down. Thinc-s have got to be run ripht or I will know the reason why. This bus- mess of passing: a resolution one nicht. and overruling: it at informal meetings has to stop." told the Herald he was going to deal with the ..matter straight from the shoulder at the next council tneeting. LEAVING FOR CALGARY. Coboug, Feb. Wade, this.town, 'has been app.lnted of bv the Supreme High Chief to take. charge of the organiz tion' work of the I.O.F. in Alberta. Columbia- He expects "..to .leave Co- bom'g for Calgary within a fortnight. CAN'T ELECT A NEW BISHOP Deadlock Exists In Anifr> Toronto, Feb. deadlock continues in the Anglican Synod over the ..election, of a successor to the late Archbishop Sweatman. The third ballot taken this morning was ineffective, the vote .being.as follows: Thornloe Cody 59 Sweeney 2, Tucker 2; -total 176. Necessary to" elect, 89. Lay vote Cody 64, Thoraloe 50, Sweeney 1, lost ballots 9; total lay 124. .Necessary to elect 63. The laity has established committee headquarters at. the court house, and assert .they will hold put i or a month against the domination of Trinity men. A prominent .cler- gyman' says' the; outcome of bitter- ness, if be .with- drawing of Thornloe's name and an agreement. on'Canon Welch. TELEGRAPHS BRIEFS Winnipeg police have decided that Cornelius- Enriffbt, who was found with ..bis tbroat cut m the C.P.R: varcls' suicide. Bridge Men Call It a Lock-out What was stated in yesterday's Her- ald regarding the work on the bridge being-at a standstill was-'the view of the case taken by the management of the Canadian Bridge The bridge men-declare it a case of lockout instead of a strike. The con- dition of affairs as stated by one of the men is as follows.. Last fall when the days began to shorten the wprk- tng; day was cut down from, ten hours to nine "hours, the men same rate per hour. When the days to get longer the men contin- ued to work the nine hours and sent an application to Mr. Pretty, the sii-r perintendent. asking that the nine hour date be raain-tatned and that a flat-rate an hour be paid.-Up to the present the-men .have been cett ine cents to ;40 cents per .On February loth >fr. Pretty noti- fied the men. that would have to work ten hours a day, commencing on the 16th, at the same rate per. .hour as they were getting, for nine hours' jvork; On the 16th the men.quit work at the usual time; Mr. Pretty Tn- formed them that if they did not care to work ten hours, they could get their All the the exception of two accepted their time. As the matter stands now it is a lock out. rather than a strike. BETTER SHIPPING FACILITIES. Feb. Harcourt, Mjinister of Agiiculture; Frank" Whit'eside, president of the AJberta Lire Stock Association; and W. F-. Stevens, live stock commis- sioner, are- in the city to attend the Kailway Commission. They are seeking better shipping facilities. Although there were many shipping points "throughout the province, there was not any place equipped with, so much as even troughs. The associa- tion will try to have all places .made up to date, so "that cattle starting on long, journeys can do so oa much, im- proved conditions. WATERWAY TREATY. New York. Feb. special to well J. Touilins coal seam on nis farm near Coulter, Man. .Hornby" was elected to fill the While sinking a struck on a large the Tribune from Washington, "It was formally announced utive session of the Senate yesterday afternoon that the Canadian boundary waters treaty should Ije permitted to vacancy in tho CalgaVy city council; remain on tho calendar until next gcs- created" .by the death of Aid. Hoodie, j sion. This of course is due 'to the The United' States Senate has re-' opposition of Senator Smith of'MiCD- ported favorably on the Newfoundland igan and to the feeling not only. no w that remains for protracted debate on f Our While the convention that Senator K cot Fisheries Treaty. The main building Flour mills at Almonte was des will be able to defend it.azainst am- IVo.ved by r.re this morning. j cndincnt better that any one now Railway committee at Ottawa re-' ported todav in favor of a two-yeas extension of time to the Kootenay Central railway. The Nova Scotia legislature was opened today by Chief Justice Towns end in the absence of the Lieutenant Governor. .Fraser. EDMONTON WON. 'Nelson, B.C... Feb. Edmon- G.T.P. h After Land At Macleod K.. Dunlopi n youne fellow. 22 years of uge. hailing from Fernie, B. C.. was charged in the police court this mornine: with assaulting Mike Eluke a Slav, on Baroness St., last night. Complainant did not appear but the Constable who made the arrest said the accused had asked for money and beine refused stood back and struck him. Dunlop had nothing to say in de- fense and confessed not to have done any work since conimc to the city. Magistrate MacDougall said.that the citizens must be protected from as- sault and the approach of footpads, and sentenced Dunlop to three months hard labor. TORONTO WHOLESALER DEAD. Toronto, Feb. MacKay. head of the dry goods firm of Gor- don-MacKay and Co., and known as the grand old man of the drv .goods trade in Canada, died at his resi- dence here this morning, aged 94 years. TIED THE GIRL TO A BATH TUB Mysterious Case Ex- cites the Chicago Police MR.MAGRATH WANTS TO KNOW Seeks Information About a Recent Irrigation Grant Ottawa, Feb. Minister of Railways informed Mr. Borden that up to Jan. 31st, 1909, the amount expended by the government in the construction of the national transcon- tinental railway was 2tlr...Borden. was also told that 667 miles of the western division of the G. T. R. are completed and in opera- tion. The adopted without discussion, the following motions made bv. Western members. Air. Magrath asked for a copy of all correspondence, reports, arid papers of every description treating of or in connection with the application for a -rant to Francis. Percivat of .'the-city'of Ottawa, of a tract of land in the, province-of Alberta for irrigation. purposes: for a return giv- ing- list of railway charters granted since Jan. 1. 1900, other than to the Grand Trunk, Grand Trunk Pacific, Canadian Northern and C.'P.'R. Com- nanies, those whose powers have lapsed and the length of each of the proposed roads, date- of and renewals, if any. total raileacre constructed, capital stock authorized, and paid up. i i I lists of voters as prepared; by enumerators and completed hy.the'deputy return- inn: officers for-several .of the subdivi- sions in the electoral.'riding; of in the. recent general elections for the House of Commons'; U re-, turn said poll- iho: subdivisions and tlie'. names-' of the enumerators, deputy returning oilicers candidatesv.facreTits'- or... scru tinoers'.who. act-ed for each poll.; Chicago, Feb. mysterious case that has put the police at sea developed today when the unconscious form of Miss Ella Engiis .was found lashed to the supports of a bath tub in the .Wellington hotel, it standard hostelry in the heart .if tiio Ev- idently was the victim of n ns she incoherently .ri" her few conscious moments or '-hose .untastic means to n woman m she believed to have bwti her .i-reu-.- TUe police have set about to the mystery. The rirl's J.anis tied with n light binding ooni fasten- ed to the legs of 'he tub. A seccnd cord drawn tightly abo at lur knees held oortion her r a.v to the lower legs of Hfer face showed cuts and bruises jin-i ir was later determined had' been mistreated. The ffirl .was also appar- ently sunerine- froni poison- ing. A towel tied tisrhtly i.nder the eirls jaws. When the rords which hound her were severed the eirl relied over on her back and- u iJctL was found stuffed in her nioath. IFer clothes, including uer outer were found in a corner 'vue. rc-prn. The senseless crirl vas removed to a bed room. She "Don'jt let her come near ine: 'on t her make me drink kill me." The words "cab" and "i w oc- curred in her talk, .l.uter iui.be she j-ecovered lu" sever- al minutes. She tale "of bavme: betn attacked near her room incr place. La Salle A'o.. .net nifihtt by a man and- woman. 'ne struck' her and the other threw jn her eves. She was then hustled into a cab. She knew no more she re- gained at consciousness at 9 o'clock in p. stranRe room. one could be found who had the younc woman enter the hotel. Italian's Trip Through a Sewer New York, Feb. into a rapidly flowing sewer after a tumble clown an open manhole, and later shooting through a narrow pipe for a distance of 250. leet, to be finally fished out of the East River, was the unusual experience here today of Jerrico Tonsi, an Italian laborer en- gaped in repairing a bulkhead at llth Street, on the East Kiver. The flow of the sewer at the point where Tonsoni fell in is strong, and he was finally shot through an aperture cover. A dock employee was.waiting for him with an. improvised lasso, and when Tonsoni's body floated and came rushing out of the mouth .of the sewer, it was "neatly caught by a well directed throw of the rope, and instantly hauled to the pier. The Italian was unconscious whea res- cued, but artificial respiration soon brought him back to life, and he was removed to the hospital. Great Northern Will Build West POSED AS MINISTER IS UNDER ARREST Serious Charge Against Al- leged Missionary Named Wall Winnipeg, Feb; bill was ia- toduced in the Manitoba Legislature yesterday which foreshadows the construction of another transcontin- ental railway by J. J. Hill. The hill is-for the incorporation of the Great Northern" Railway in. Manitoba, and one clause- asks .for" power to con- struct'a line from Winnipeg west to to Elkhorn, and to the 'westerly .'boundary of the pro- vince. Five years is given; ;.to com- mence construction and tenvyears completion. It is said that the Great is. preparing the f: invasion of Canada an extensive scale. Mooge Jaw, Feb. a meeting of the Board of Trade the following motion, moved by Mr. Gray, son and seconded bj- Mr. A. W. Itay- bery was carried: "Whereas the Grand -Trunk Pacific Railway Branch Lines .Company has signified its intention to build a branch line from YorktOn to Regular and whereas the charter of the said, company .expired "in .July. and whereas, a competing line of railway is- most urgently needed .in the; city of Moose Jaw and district, therefore be. it resolved that this- Board of Trade -requests W. E. Knowlesi oppose the renew- al of: tbe said charter, unless there is .the extension of branch linea.of the said company ;an extension of the Yorkton branch to 'Lethbridge: .'via the city of Moose Jaw. BILL MINER'S ESCAPE. persons, who it is ported him generously. (Special to the Herald) Macleod. Feb. of .T.I', called up the Mayor on the j i t J vr i i.i. ton hockey team again defeated Nel- j (listancc telephone yesterday and son here tonight m a gruellinp match kgd h d rcscrvod on very heavy, and five penalties were inflicted. Lester Patrick, Frank' Pat- rick and Archie Bishop played a great game for the home team, but gether. the townsitc for station and A bunch of tinhorns have been seen, hoverinc around a little place owned by a man named Jackson at the back of the Boston Restaurant. This has attracted considerable atten- tion. night Chief G-iliespie ar- ranged a raid, setting his constables at every exit and forcing his way in. ho found a number of men playing Black Jack, a "-ambling eame. He VTM.-.I had them arrested and they will be Edmonton won on team work, Whit- treal Wanderers willnot tried as soon certain evidence is'croft, Miller and Deeton womng .to- part m P the .Albert Kerr. of the Ottawas and Joe Hall and Steve Vair of the Mon- be allowed up matches by rulincr of the cnp trustees. The police had a very unpleasant. task to perform last night- in arrest- ing a man known as Walter Wall, %vho for some months .'past.has been posing as a missionary. .connected with "the He arrived in the- city just before Christmas, representing io--' people that he had jusu come from a charge in Vancouver, where an extensive work was being carried on "with the lumbermen in camps round about. He rented a small cottage on Red-. path St., where he was ostensibly carrying on an employment it is known to his .credit th'at ,he helped a number of men. To carry on this work Wall has collected sums of money from disposed SUp- Yesterday he approached one of the proprietors of a .local hotel to let him have a room. He had, he said, been oblig- ed .to sit up all.night on account .of his house beinc filled with. men. A room was given him, but- what was the manager's surprise to be inform-" ed that the gentleman dressed'in the guise of a clercymaii was enjoying., a drink in. the bar with a man. -.Or- dinarily this would have been no crime, but the proprietor had just contributed a good sum of money to the men's home, and was naturally auxious about his gift." Today some explanation was .no doubt, given the expenditure of this sum. When Wall was brought before Inspector West and Superintendent Wilson to answer a grave charge of supplying whiskey to an Indian named Mike Mounting Horse, who told of inset- ing Wall on the evening of the 17th and inviting him to the show. They however, instead repaired to the back of P. Burns' store, where Wall pro- duced a bottle of whiskey, which they proceeded to drink. After this they went to accused's shack, where an- other bottle was produced, which was also disposed of. Tho. penalty for this offence against the Indian Act is -six ninths with or without hard labor, and a fine of or a further six months. The case, is still proceeding. Wall was arrested in the hotel barroom by the city police. Walter Wall was sentenced to one month at hard labor and fined in default, another month. Accused has no monoy. Peculiar Circumstances Surrounding His Case Brought Out at Ottawa. Ottawa, Feb. was heard in the. House of Commons today of the escape of Bill. Miner "from the British' 'Columbia- penitentiary. In answer to a series .questions put .by Mr. Meighen, of Portage La Prairie, Hon. Mr. Aylesworth gave details of the interviews yr different persons had with Miner while.he was a prisoner in the penitentiary. Those who saw him were A. B. Mclntyre, of Kamloops, who defended'him at his. trial, and J. H. Statton; of Port landf-Ore: A' These interviews took place in the presence of one..or more p'eni- lentiary 'officials, including .either the warden or deputy warden; ficials acted on their own The of- responsi- bil'ity. No authority had been given them by the Department of Justice. At the investigation one Bullock had stated that Miner told him; that if he gave information, of.: the hid- ing place of the missing bonds he would be pardoned. It was then that the department made enquiries, and learned of the interviews having been "nelcl Tt :was understood .that; the bonds in. question were valued 'at fifty thousand pounds sterling. But since the escape of no steps h'ad been taken to ascertain or-not if. these bonds had been located. dredging matter, was also up on questions put by Mr. Len- nox. Mr. Ptigsky. for the' Govern- ment, stated that no steps were to be taken to recover the which McVetty. secured. ELOPERS CAUGHT. Calvary. Feb. Mieckle- john, of'Medicine Hat, arrived in the ...Jit. "Vila nii A msir- ried woman with whom he, eloped last week, getting her to take -all the husband's money and a large quan- titv of -clothing. States Should Prepare For War CURLERS GREET THE KING. Glasgow, Feb. curl- ers were shown through Balmoral Castle afterwards playing on Balmoral pond. They met rinks from Balmoral, Ballater'aud Braem- er, and won by 54 to 45. While there the .Canadians sent a message to the King, and today the Hoa. D. C. Fra- ser, Lieut.-Governor of Nova Scotia, received a expressing "the King's cordian thanks, and hoping they enjoyed the FROM YORKTON TO LETHBRIDGE Moose Jaw Board Of Trade Wants G1.R To Extend To This Point B.OF T, COUNGIL'S Every Member Present-Im- portant Questions Were Considered The aowly electfed council of the Board of Trade held its first meeting at luncheon today in the Hub Cafe. President K.ourse presided and every member of the council was present and enthusiasm characterized -the pro- ceedings. Every member displayed a keen, interest in before tCe The.Calffary Board of Trade asked the Board to endorse a petition to the government in favor of Chief Gram Inspector at Calgary and n sur vey board for" the province, complaint beirur made that the inspector at Win- nipeg: and the survey board, made up of Manitoba men, were not familiar with our srains and in consequence Alberta suffered to a great extent in the grading. The idea of the Calgary board was concurred in. but the petition was amended to provide for a deputy in- spector at .Lethbridge to provide for the south country. The president, and Messrs. Cony- Albany. N. V.. Feb. .1. Franklin Bell, chief of sl-9.fr of the U. S. Army, addrcssiiijr the memlxrrs of the National Guard Association of the state of New York, at its annual dinner tonight declared that in his judgment the prospects of war in the future are greater than they have been in the past, "T am no advocate for war, but if war must come, I want to see my country well prepared as. JLoojiard 1 it .is possible to be." said he. of heare and Buchanan were named as a to. make a study of the en- tiro grain situation and memorialize laying district in regard to inspecting, etc. The other Boards of the south will be invited to co-operate in the matter. The president and Messrs. Cunning- ham and Downer wore named a com- mittee to draft the standing commit- tees for the year. It was decided to add to the Industrial committee a sec tion to deal with wholesale houses and an active effort, will be put forth to emphasize Lethbridge's splendid location as n distributing The Alberta government will luj urg- ed to extend the government telephone system from Stirling south to Coutts and fronx Tabcr to Medicine Hat. E. A. Ci nmnch'im w.-ts a'Uleil to the committee to deal with the site of a new bridge-over ih..v I river The council in.1-1 meetings every "nmrxchiy t tne lun- cheon hour. STREET CARS TO RUN ON SUNDAY Deputation Opposes Proposition At Edmonton Edmonton, Feb. "Moses found- ed the laws in the older times; but T Jesus found it convenient to break them, and he was more tolerant than people are was the start- line remark by 31r. Heibert in reply to the address to the members of the Legislature by Mr. Rochester, general secretary of the Lord's Day Alliance. who was heading a delegation, pro- testing against the runninjr of Sunday street cars at Calgary and Edmon- for a plebiscite being taken, by municipalities pn the question ton. This afternoon the act the statute law came before tbe House and section 18 of the Act was the one taken, objection to- It provides the of cars. Rochester, took the stand that every city or town that wants-Sun- day cars should establish a case 'of reasonable necessity before the privi- lege, of taking a vote on question is granted. He claimed, that; Caljrary and Edmonton had. not established such a case and in the name Alliance" he asked that they not allowed TO operate. Calvary has asku ed oower: to operate cars on Sunday, without putting: the question to a. vote. .This is without precedent and the Alliance considered, that not only a vote should be "taken in Caljcary. but" the election law should ajjply in this case and all precautions are in. vogue at provincial elections, V 'Mr.' Rochester spoke of foreiflrners coming here who were not in sympa-. JU-- with our national institutions of observingthe Sabbath. He ed South 'Russia...which Mes- srs. Heibert and Roseuroll. who. were from this place, to their feet prjOtest- Hiebert asked whether Mr. Ro- chester was addressing the members- on "the priestcraft or humanitarian.'" principles. Other members put per- tinent questions also and the general opinion appeared to be that the Al- liance was not .tolerant Mr. Cross; stated that he .personally favored Sundav observance legislation but he consMered the applications should be "granted provided of course a vote of the people be taken as far as Calvary and Edmonton were con- cerned. As to passing; general law every town m the province the opportunity of takmjr a plebiscite on this question "'will have, to be care- fully considered. As it out of order for the dele- Cation, to address, the -House: while in session, it had to wait till-the House adjourned and wait on the members in an informal way. Private talks after the meeting- in- dicate that the majority of the mem- bers do not seem very much in. favor of eivimf in to the Alliance, it claim- in- that- tolerance should be exercised School Children Present. When the members took their seats this afternoon they thought thev had been struck by a Suffragette raid. The house filled with people, females predominating. It turned out to be nothing more daneerous than the scholars from tbe Seventh Day Adven tists school at- Eeduc.Hvho attended en. masse to see the machinery of the government at work. They heard tbe arguments for and against Sunday hut they did not appear greatly, interested. Cardston Club Incorporated- The following three Acts were pass- ed today. "An Act to incorporate the Card- ston "An Act to incorporate the Southern Alberta Railway Com- and "An Act allowing Dr. Steals tor Mr. Cross' Act for neglected chil- dren and Mr. Cushinc's Act for the .incorporation of the Alberta .Central- Railway over. The Election Vet will proUably morrow by the whole. A few other unimportant -.acts were submitted by .the various- committees; Tn committee of the whole, the i-Fou.se consideied an Act to amend the .statute law, and an Act to 1n- co r porate the Central "Alberta -Rail- way Company. On Friday Mr. Rutherford cave no- tice that.he would introduce v resolu- tion that the governor general in'-couji'" cil be memorialized, that proceeds, of sales of school lands in the province1 should be handed over to the province The House will sit on Saturday for the first time since the session opened DR. MAYO FOR MINNEAPOLIS" be committee the prominence and enduring fame as u physician and of wonderful ability, will probably decide to reside per- manently in Minneapolis. Work To Start On New Hotel USURY AT OTTAWA. Ottawa, Feb. J. HaHy, Mrs. Isfl bell a Hayes and J. Hector Dube, were found guilty, and A. Forbes plended guilty to usury. The new hotel'to be erected on Ford St. by C. Hansen is one that will be a credit to the city. It will cost 000. It will .be throe -storeys in heiffht and will contain rooms. It will.have a. presaed brick front, will be steam heated, and will have more bath rooms than any in the city. -The rates .wtU he and fl day. Work on the excavation to- morrow and the erection will be com- menced in. three or four TTie new hotel will ba known M the Empire.