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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 20, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TWI5LVE BACJES Solemn Inquisition at Coleman in Interests of Some Hungry Heeler /-^ THE EVIDENCE Postmaster Attended Liberal Primary-What Does Kem-mis Draw in Pay Coloinati, Feb. 10.-For the third time since the federal elections were held in the iall otlOll, an investigation has been held here, having for its object iiqulty into ' alleged part-jzahshlp on the part ot A, M. Morrison, at preSsnt and tor nearly three yeais past incunjbent of the Coleman-post office. The crime for which Mr. Morrisbn has been pilloried was said" to.' liavo' been committed prior to tile elections of 1911, that is to saf during the campaign. The first investigation was held by Colin Macleod, the well-fciiown barrister of Macleod, end he raturnod as, his answer "positively no foundation-for the charges." iTho next; investigation was held here on Tuesday, January 21, before. A. M. Kenirals, of Pinohcr Creek. Proceedings opined &,t 10 o'clock in the forenoon, add' wcte 'adjourned until -4 o'clbbt in-.the. afternoon at the request of'tl�e' proseoutlon-who was not'iihen ready tp go ahead -with his case. The inquiry -this morning was conducted bV A. M. Komniis, J. ,N. Cartel', ot Blftlrmore, appearing m tole^rof .p,i08ecuting lattornej':, wWlp" lColfn;:I(l4qlBod,' of Macleod,.looked afr' ' /tor thQ,. nitpfBsts of. Mr, 'sMorrlson. Robert A^Holnies, the fijnst-.and only witness 'ciiliM; by the., proseoutlon, fBHtifled thatWhad attended amset-ing, held-In,' tKe' Coleman' cbunfaU chamber, �>Sf which dat^ga'teS' ,wbr� elected to attonrt'-aUhotal Convention at Macleod ; had been elected one ot said delegates.;  was. positive that .; Mr.'"Morrison was present at that meeting:! was-suveMr. Morrison voted for hinf by raising his hand ; was equally positive that Mr. Morrison did not attend any of the Liberal committee meetings, as he was present at nearly, if not all, such meetings and never .saw Mr. Morrison there  in fact, had aaKed Mr. Morrison why he did not attend committetf nieetin.4;s and had received the reply, ''Because? I ad. too busy attending, to my duties at the post ofBoe." Mr. Kemmis-:-'.'Why should.he attend these'committoo meetings? Was he a member of'any'committee 7" Witness':"No.'' , ' . CrosS-.examined by Mr. Mnolood, witness-was not positive that Mr. aiorrison voted for any other dele-j gates save himself and Mr. Cameron; there were one or more persons sitting ..t)ot\Vceii himself i and Mr. Morrison ;.. the, .vote was the usual, one of raising the hahd ; .would not swear which hand was raised, the right or the left. ' .Alex Morrison, oallod'to the stand, tostififid that he was mayor of. Coleman during the ;yearl9ll ; was chair-Jnan 6i ^thc meeting at \vh1ch delegates were elected to aittend the Liberal, convention" at Macleod ; did not rcmem'ber; seeing Mr. .Morrison vote at that, meeting; did'not remember ever .seeing-Mr., .Morrison at a committee .nioetiugi, A.M. Morrison, vgworn, testified tliat he was appQinted postmaster ^t Coleman May'lril910'; had not been a member ot the i. Liberal association subsequent--to' his appointment; had nttended the mooting rat which delegates were elected,-not to take part :n the meeting, but out. ot curiosity ; did riot know at the-stlnae the purpose 'for which the njcetiijg had been oallod ; was- under the. impression that the nieetiniT was an open one and that the public in gcniTal was welcome. In reply to questlona by Mr.-,Carter, witness said he was not actively c. o ^ 4> ? * ? ? ? SEVEN CHILDREN BURNED � --�� ? iHarrJsburg, Pa., Feb. 20.- > Seven children, ranging: in ag� ? from one to twelve years, were ? buTned to death last night ? 'when the home of their par- ? ents, Mr. and Mrs.' George ? Smith, a,t Bb�nezer, near h�re, ? waji destroyed by fire. ? The pjire.nts were absent from ? home at the time, > : : : ; * * 0 IS SilOUSLY ILL truth'is Sl^O^tv coming out -has been^ut on r)ig|d HON. MALCOLM McKENZIE Who Charged in the Legislature That the Conservative leaders had worked against Alberta In the A. & g. W. Litigation Cairo, Feb. 20.-The seriousness of the Illness'from which J. P. Morgan is suffering, is now admitted.,, It began on the journey from America., it was hoped that the Illness w'duld disappear in Eayptj -hut ttio cold n.ight aggravated It. It,Is ^stated that Mr. Morgan cannot expect a rapid recovery. He has.been a special rigid diet. . ' Mr. Morgan found the confinement-Irksome, and Insisted on going out; in a motor car today. He was very thickly clothed. Miss Hamilton^ his granddaughter, has left forborne. EN lELEVATf CONeWLMEl D WORKED AGIS .5. .51 > .> > o * > > > ? STRATHCONA liVlPROVED ? .J. ,^-- : Tendon, Fob. , 20.-Lord ? '> ? ? �i� > > '!* * o WILL NOT ERE SCHOOL THIS YEAR BOARD WILL COLLECT DATA THIS YEAR AND PROBABLY BUILD NEXT -O O ? ? > ? > > ? ? ? REAL ESTATE in MAN TROUBLE ? ? ? ? ? ?  ? : * ? > ? Medicine Hat, Feb. 19.-J. F. Bending, a prominent real estate dealer, was committed for trial on a charge of fraud. He was associated with D. D. Fitzgerald, who was committed for trial a few days ago. OEiWC IHSIS ARE bo Sot Want tariff Touched --Underwood Says, Pledges Will be Kept Washington, D.C., Feb. 20.-Turning their backs upon tbojr., own party's pledges for tariff revision, hundreds or Oemooratic manufacturers throughout the United States, today began to flood their representatives In Congress with telegrams, nrgltfg them to refuse to mal;e any serious cuts In the present tarifSf of the United States. Evidence that-an organized propaganda is at work to force the Democratic! leaders to abandon ilhelr platform pledge la the; fact that telegrams of protest are coming in, not only from th� manufaciurerB, .but from the farmers of the west, andv in the states borderlng.on Canada; -vio-' lently objecting to any reductions that will encourage conipetition......: , Members of the �Fiorid'a. Citrus K!x-phange S'&nt word today that, they will repudiate the Dem.ocratic party It the 1-eaders . reduce' the .tariff on qitrua fruits. The Florida Demo�Moth-odist church, 'Phe,^ police commiBSiou has ordered an investigation. Co-operajtion : to reduce the high cost of living; wa's the theme at this morning's:'session of the Miners' convention. The cc-operative stores' plan is being urged bj; the convention, and if' the sentimen'ls expressed by those participating in th^ debate go for anything, there is.,n.n^ever-incTeasing desire on the part pt the miners to get into closei-touch'Sflth the farmers. To this end thescon^tntlon is Inclined to favor tlie .?�t^li8�nn^i,of government �old storage:p^ts5^ af^-ell asjgovern-meiit controlled ej!eij^t9rs. Tfiis, they believe, would- helfT to eliminate the middleman, on whom is' placed the' greater part of Ihe blame fc-r increasing; prices of the necessities of lite. The .Resolutions committee brought ,,e discussion of the co-opera-itive scheme by the introduction ot the folloiwing resolutionyfi-om Coleman lo-cal-union: ."Whereas, the continual rise in the prices of commodities call for -every economy in the manufacture and distribution of merchandise; . "And, whereas, the co-operative as-eooiatlons in this pTovince find themselves working at a disadvantage when registered under the Company's Act, this convention goes on record in favor of a co-oiJerative associations act, sliniia,r to that in force in British Columbia, and containing provisions for ..withdrawable shares and democratic management; - ."And this convention notes with pleasure ithat such legislation is'contemplated in the present sitting of the �Parliament of Alberta, and exp.'^essea the wish that the bill be placed on ithe statute books without delay; "This convention representing District No. 18, U. M. W. ot A., notes with, alarm the �continued rise in prio-ss of commodities, and believes the time has arrived,for a close co-op-:eratlve effort on the part of the camps and urges District 18 to form an oiv ganizatlon foi- the purpose of p-rovid-iing all our necessities; "Be it i-e-soived tha.t each delegate present return to his district, and en-d'eavor to bring about a joint meeting at some central place in itlie Pass for the'^phrpose of considering Such a co-operative plan; ' ; "Be it further resolved that the executive- of the district be and hereby ft're advised to encourage and develop the co-operative spirit among the members .of District No, 18, with a view to reducing the cost of living." The re^oiutioii was passed,'-^Ith the addition of-an amendment-that Vice-President .Tones be empowered to call a meeting of all. cd-opprativo concerns interested, when the whole matter, and' the poBsiblUty of improving the � conditions -under 'whichi the 00-nperativo :8tores now existing may .be b'fcught about, will be fully discu88�d.. � - ' Co-operatlort � > ;  Speaking to the motion. Board Mem-'ber Grey ;was of -(he opinion that the �establishment-of co-operative aocieties 'is. of much more Importance, and .will, reach a>great many more men in the' �different .camps: that thja passing, of iresolufions adopting the platform of the Socialistic party of Canada, He-held that-it would be of-xeal interest ,to?,..the. niajority of people to know iiovjivtP ffght the increasing cost;of 't^,.^necessities of life, and once'their inte'rest yas gained in that 'way, it (Continued on page 8) ? ? : > : '> LABOR'S 5. �> .ji ^ �> LATEST MOVE ? - ? ? Medicine Hat," Alta.; F�b; 19. -Frank Uth and George Pul- l?T, ot Calgary, are in the city today, and announced good prospects of the organization of (he federated labor pre'ss association of Canada, -which will bo completed in a. short tim-ey The association will include all labor publicallon.'! in Canada and will have a proper, labor news service. The scheme has the cndorsation of the officials of the Dominion Trades and Labor CongresSj and' r various labor editors. . ; ' -, ~ :- > : ? ? ? ? ? ? > * "!�-o �>>.'> WANT HELP IN BUYING GROUNDS Alberta-vFairs' Associatipn Suggests Scheme of.Goverr^raent As-sistance^-Praige for Duncan Marshall-Fix Dates for Fairs  Eldmonton, Alta., Elcb. 20.-The opinion wjis expressed'at'the annual con-ventidn ofthe Alberta Fairs' association held hare, today that the Provin-. cial gbvernment � should asslEt the agricultural socIetle's. in acquiring their own frilr'grounds, and the following i-e-solution proposed. by^nOnoway association, and seic'onded'by'Faliis and Red-boro and Wabamuti,^ was earned-: ' "That the executive-committee con-: sider,' and\.fl�.' !thpught advisable approach th^igpyfernmenls w-ith ft request, that tli^y.^'ssfist.Agrlanltural socle-ities in sepiii'lng" sites: for their fairs, either by tftrnishlng all, or part, of tile fund-sv n^9%�8ary:-.>fM;- the purchase-price;- t'ltrf Samc interest, repaid by J-twenty ^innual" equal pay-.tnentsi- or! by feuarantie^ing debentures issued" by s6oi?ti�s'to raise the pur-chase inoney.',' The- convenrion' went on record'.as>i being h'earjjly �Jn fv^oj- of the magnificent; ^anner-Mn'^" which tho government .of Alblrt^^ij|g. tqvirardB ag-rioultnral febcjatles, and the associa- '/I f co-operation of the-Hon- 'l)uncan'. Marshall, .Minister of �'Agld'Culture)? in bringing into effect t^je.i^e^omitienda-tions of the assoclaticuiy ' The .convention fixed the-dates iOf Alberta falTs for 1913, f Lethbridge dates being June 23-28.' >' TO INCREASE STUMPAGE DUES ; SI. John, N.B.r Feb.''2b.-J;lt is/re-ip'orted that the. governiiient'.plans'^-t^' inorease -the stumpage � dues on stjruce lumber;:'which ane ndw'51i3,5:a thou^v and to;|3.00, withotbey'klndsi-propor.^: tionable. -.,' ? , - r -'M . \ -'% _ ^ -.v ; ? ' London, Feb. ^ sb.^Suffra- �: gettes paid another, hayoc; , working visit to Kow Botanical' ,> 'Gardens, today, ^d, fired a.1 ? ' large refreshniej^f paVilion,' ''!>', > .-which burned'to'the ground.'/ ? _,Two "women'Were'nrrf^te^,.; ?J J ricuiiurai hocjouob, una ine nBsocia-i-. , , 1 5' tion espeo^HTlJif-ftjlipfe'olited the hearty '4>, ^ : to see 7400 people to. get that one bond.". " Mr.'Tweedie:-"If they don't-hbld:'-.'; those bonds, they hold :scrlp of Mor-t'.' gan & Co;, of New York, and anybody;';: kn^S.that-that scrip is just as good :;| as actual bonds."  Mr. Sifton: "1 knew that the. hori.v:ii member icnew this, and I left it to thc:,=.:: intelligence of the house." ' Caught Again .. ., ;: ' Mr. Tweedie said the government.',', should have built the Fort, McMurray-;:; road to keep faith with the settlers..' Malcolm "Has that always been the ::positlon of the: :0p,50*.:' sltion?"  Mr. Tweedie said "Yes,'." but afterl' wards corrected himself. Mr. M-cKenzie: "I want to haveithat'iM'; quite clear. Then it has never bfeeniw; the attitude of the opposition, that this '.:': road should be built." Mr. Michener: "The hon. gentleman can refer to my speech." Mr. McKenzie; "I don't think lt,l8" necessary," ... Why Thusly - ' Hon. J. R. Boyle said that although c[ the members,of the Opposition,spoke ' against the guaranteeing . of railway bonds, they had never divided the ; house on the question. 'Several members of the Opposition..: disputed .this: statement, and Harold.* Riley askedr "'What about f 1 Ed--' monton, Dunvegan and B. C. guarantee.'' y,. Mr. Boyle, having sent for the jqiit-nals of th^ House, statred that the � Journals showed no'ieccrd of a divl-; f'^^ slou of the House on tho guaraptee fi Qt bonds of the Bdinontoji, Dunve|an' _ ^^'1 ^nd B. q: Railway, or atiy othai^'rail-"' f.>'t. wy. / ,:f' -'�''i^'Hlm , I-lon-vMalcolm.McKenzie stated t^ia,5i;'-r',-4' the friends oMhe'opposjtion Had V^i^X''' v' fepppptting lh>.Royal tanVi-Uitthe, en--; deavor to keen the province, fjom m^- rOt tingv case; Mr. 1\Iichcner ; *'I)o you;"'s^jl WJ5 arc paying-; the' expc.nsi;.s ^ 6 W bank in'this sifrt%?flS^-^,^ (Continued .'on. pau^jf^M 'J.tfr! lo- rn 1 j* i mm) �2M 310577 04 ;