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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOLUMC LETHBHIDQE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, IM0. NO. II. AFTER THE SCHOOL LANDS MONEY Alberta Government Makes Ef- fort To Get Proceeds Bill For Bi-Monthly Wage Edmonton, Alia., Ft-b. the government is making a determined bid to get control of the proceeds of the sale of school lands was made evident at Saturday's session when the premier moved that a memorial be presented to his excellency, the Governor in Council setting forth the desirability of the proceeds from the sale of school lands in Alberta being turned .over to the province. In sup- port of this motion, Premier Ruther- ford made a strong speech showing why this move was considered wise by the Government. He was well armed with %ures showing; how land was disposed with'. in past with price obtained, Jiow much land still remained and proximate value. Even .the Opposi tion made no. demur and in fact sup ported. Premier Rutherford. Mr. Robertson thought the govern ment should go farther and ask for all assets of the. province for its own administration. Moore and Rosen roll also supported the motion bui pointed out that if Robertson's idea of getting-all assets was carried out the province would lose the annual subsidy from the Dominion Govern- ttient which would be a bad bargain for the province. The Inotion car- ried unanimously. The following bills were passed and becurtfc laws: Act amending. Strathcona Charter. Act to legalize assessment and rates of Vermilion school district. Act incorporating Koptenay and Alberta Railway Co. Act giving the Alberta Northwestern Ry. Co. an extension, of time. Bj-Weekly; Wages McNab, .Lethbridge, in moving the second reading of the bi-weekly pay- ment in wages said the majority of mine workers are foreigners possess- ed of little means who are here to advance, themselves., and remain in the country. Monthly payment sys- tem works great hardship upon them as the merr beginning work the latter half of the. month must wait? until tile- middle of the next month bcfre- drawing any pay and then nn iv get u few days pay in the first' mouth and ure compelled to wait till the middle of the third month before drawing up against a cash system and must depend upon the liberality of their fellow workmen for living as store- keepers refuse credit. The new bill provides that employees in mines, factories or general, construction work to which the act applies receive wag- es in legal tender'not by cheques, and that not more than fourteen days are to elapse between pay days. The bill also provides that employers can- not hold more than one week's wages back-for any purpose and-upon leav- ing or being dismissed employees are entitled, to bo paid in full within 24 hours. Premier'Rutherford, while not op- posing the bill said it had been in- troduced a little late in the session and had not tune to be fully con- sidered. He suggested the bill re- ceive a second reading and be re- ferred to the committee on private and miscellaneous bills. The motion carried. A. J. Robertson spoke favorably of the bill and said-the laborers of the province were to be congratulated oh having such a champion as Mr. Mc- Nab in the House. .Mr. McNab said that some opera- tors were m favor of this bill. Mr. McNab said -labor men feel] very much .satisfied with past legisla- tion and look forward very hopefully for the passing of this bill. Mackenzie and Boyle also Anglin GQBSTo- Supreme Court Ottawa, Feb. Anglin, of the Ontario high court, has been appointed to the supreme court bench in succession to Justice Maclennan, re-tired. The 'name, of Former speaker Sutherland is mentioned as his successor. SEVEN SWEDES KILLED BY NEWFOUNDLAND FISHERIES London, Feb. Henricli Lamniassh, an eminent Austrian: jur-j ist and professor of the University of ienna, has been proposed as umpire of the Arbitration Court to. which it is proposed to submit-the Newfound- land fisheries question. Another Awful Fatal- ity On G.T.P. Con- struction Premier Seott May It Regina, Sask., Feb. ru- mors of the pending resignation of Premier Scott and his appointment to the Railway Commission were floating about the city yesterday, probably caused by the hurried re- turn of Mr. Scott from Ottawa and his sudden departure again, last .night. CRUSHED BENEATH LOAD OF LUMBER UNTIMELY END OF A YOUNG ENGLISHMAN NEAR CLARESHOLM Claresholrn, Feb. 20.--A. very sodj Fort William, Feb. the re- sult of a premature explosion in" a rock cut on the nations.! Transcontin- ental railway 108 miles, north of Ne- pigon, seven men were killed. The accident happened on Wednesday- last and the bodies did not arrive in Nepigon until Saturday. De- tails are meagre and whether any were injured by the same ex- plosion is not known. All of" the dead men were: Swedes. RIFLEMEN TO FRANCE Ottawa, Ont, Feb. F. Win- ter, Secretary of the Dominion Rifle association has received from. IS "Un- ion Internationale of Paris an invi- tation to send a team of riflemen composed of members of the D. R. A. over to France this year. TREATY PROVISIONS AFFECT ALBERTA The Use Of the Waters Of the St. Mary's and Milk Rivers By Montana and Alberta UNION MEN BUY A RESTAURANT accident happened resulting in -the! death of Vincent Nelson, a young Entr ish farmer. In company his lelp, Oordon he was hauling, a oad of lumber -rrom the Hills ...nd the two were taking turns ilrivmir 'the FERNIE TEAMSTERS START DRIVE CHINKS OUT OF BUSINESS TO advised caution but did not oppose the bill which was finally read a second time and referred to the above committee. Mr. Cross, imx.odu.eed -a new bill to further, amend statute laws which receives a second reading on Monr day. This bill will include increased lail insurance promised by Premier Rutherford some time ago. In response to a question of Mr. Robertson regarding the purchase of ;h'e Stratheona university site, the Premier said that two hundred and lye acres were purchased.. put of the educational vote in the House of 1907 rom the Simpson estate for one hun- dred and forty thousand. .The land-ii orty thousand." He also told the Op- position that the court house .site n Edmonton had .been purchased for and no commission on the a Added -to this they are sale had been paid to any one. TRAINS COLLIDED AND SEVEN KILLED earn. While Nelson- :was- sitting'.'' on. the load .and Dick walking -behind they came to a sharp turn "in 'the roadway where the., waf-on- slipped in the mud and" overturned, crushing Nelson beneath It. His to have been broken and his .body was brought to Claresholm in a riff, but it was found that nothing could be done. At present it vhappens that there is no coroner in Claresholm and there will have to be one brought Okotoks to The deceased investigate, the matter, was a very fine-young man and one of best -types "of j Englishmen. On comincr to the coun- try first, he joined. the Mounted Police with a view to eeltinir acquainted with the country. Thereafter he pur- chased a half section of land west of the. town. Possessing One physique; courage and determination he. had done very well with his farm and the death of such a fine, young man in this manner, is especially, sad. Celebrated Horse Also Lost Its Life -T Fast Train Going To Meet Battleships Wilmington, Del., Feb.- men were'killed or burned to death -..early today in on collision be- tween an express train and two lo- comotives on the Dele ware division of the Pennsylvan R, Delmar, 100 .-miles south of this city. Two passengers were injured. .Princess Triade, the educated was burned' to death. She had been ex- hibited .in Philadelphia; for the past two weeks and was being taken to Norfolk to fulfill ah. "engagement. In Europe she was a favorite with vau- deville audiences and she" appeared three times before King .Edward, .each time handsome- present from His .Majesty. .1, The" train was; the regular express the Joe Sing-; the Chinese proprietor. The i.- crentleinen, Jamiespn and Pritch ard by nanie and painters by trade assumed a r-reat show ,of .richttsous in and whea again urged t pav. proceeded to do joe up in crea style. Joe's frantic yells roused Charlie Davey. the proprietor of th Royal Hotel, whose appearance .re minded the drunks that they had oth er dt th Cit- Police, was summoned, and the exhausted description o the men, on the. strength of; which !'ipb succeeded in. capturinfir them. The first summons under the early closing bylaw has been- served on T B. Struthcrs, proprietor of "The Fair" and candy store. Mr .Struthers is determined to buck this byiaw, but we have a nunch that he lose out. The inquest on the unfortunate man who fell oil the train on Friday has been postponed till Monday in order that the train cbndictor may be here. Mr. H. Whiffdington, hpnorary sec- retary of the .llberta Aissociation of Architects-, is in Fernie; partly on a, visit to his brother '-ml partly on bus mess. Known Well In Lethbridge During the celebration V of High Mass At St. .Patrick's church yester- received by saying that- day, a telegram was Father Van Tighem Mother Francis McCormick had died at Fitchburg, hear Boston, Mass. Mo- Jier Superior McCormick was well chown; and much beloved in teth- bridge. She came here from Prince in 1890 and organized the sep- arate school over which she presided or fourteen years, leaving here in 1904 for Fitchburg where she took charge of a school of over nine hun- dred students. For some tune her lea 1th has 'been somewhat precarious and the announcement made last night was no surprise; There arge attendance at the" Solemn Re- quiem Mass held at eight o'clock this mornincr. such amount.as constitutes three- fourths of the natural flow. The channel of the Milk River in Canada may be used at.'-the conven- ience of the United States for the con- veyance, while passing through Can- ad inn territoryv of waters diverted from the--6t. Mary River. The pro- visions of Article II of this treaty shall apply to any injuiy resulting to property in Canada from the veyance of such waters through the Milk River. The measurement and apportion- ment of the water to be" used by each country, shall from to time be made jointly by the properly "consti- tuted reclamation officers of the United. States and the properly con- stituted Irrigation-officers, of His-Ma- jesty under Hhe" joint direction oij the International Commission. IE high 'contracting par- ties reserves to itself or to the sev- eral State governments on their side the same rights and entitle .the injur- ed parties to the same legal remedies as if such injury took place; in the country where such division or; in- terference occurs; but this provision shall riot apply to cases already" exist- ing or to cases expressly covered-by special agreement between ther :parr ties hereto. V'. It is understood, however, that neither of the lugh contracting parr ties intends by the .foregoing provis- ion to surrehder any'right, whiih, it. may; have, to object to any 1. interfer- ence with or diversions- "of the other side of the boundary the effect of he productive of material "injury to the interests on its own side of boundary. EASY TO GET WATER (Special "to the Herald.) Milk River, Feb. W. N, Merriam 2-12 was ia, town last evening, and reports having struck six feet of water after going down only .eighteen feet. His neighbor struck water; at sixteen feet. This ia encouraging to homesteaders, in that BURIED THE CHjEi? Lawton, Okla., Feb. IS.-r-Cernomo, the Indian war chief d'ay in the Apache burying- ground, northeast of the army -post.- All .the Apache prisoners of ;war. vin Fort Sill and the 200 Warriors joined in the pro- .cession that carried the body of their old graven VAIDNAIS CLEARS WIFE OF CHARGE Made Statement Before He Died That She Did Not Shoot Him Jury Empanelled Richard Vadnais before his death dying statement has; cleared his-'wife. made" a declaration in the presence of an officer of the Royal North West Mounted Police that his wife was not Suspicion has no! been directed toward .anyone else and there is just a possibility, that ithe murderer of lountea rouce tnat ms; was nou Vadnais will never be apprehended. Ouillr JM? murder. At his request Qn Saturday afternoon Coroner Mrs. Vadnais was brought from Cal- erarv-wnere- sae Wus confined in the On Saturday afternoon Coroner Gould arrived from Pmcher_ Greek to hold an inquest enquiring into the barracks and she was with him in. death of yadnais. He swore in the Jus last hours. following jury J. L. Manwaring, fore- It is understood that there was a man. A. 5. Stafford, H. Macbeth. W. pitiable scene when Mrs.Vadnais saw tier the hospital. When Ott, G. L. Vrooman, F. Askey. They viewed the body on Saturday she learned that his death -was only j evening, and adjourned until 10 o'- the matter of a few hours she was, clock Wednesday morning when, they overcome with grief. The police will have no easy task will proceed to take evidence. The funeral of the late Richard in limning down the person who fired j Vadnais will take place tomorrow af- eW. which caused Vadnais' te'rnoon-at 1.45 shot which caused Vadnais' death. They arrested Mrs. Vadnais on suspicion and it- understood they sire in a dilemma as Vadnais Sons undertaking parlors to the Roman .Catholic Church thence tor the; Roman CathoHc cemetery. Scarecrow Talk At N.Y. A LOCAL BUDGET The freight traffic on the railway to _ethbridee is exceptiooaU.v heavy for ,his time of the year. .In Renera.1 way freight there were fifteen way four distribution cars left n the yards this morning. This is vs heavy as-midsummer traffic. E. H. Elton is the proud father oi a bouncing bo born on Greorjje mrton's birthday. This it is aid will be jjalvanised American as lis mother is a rebel from the South if Mason-Dixon line. B. Sage has secured some two hun- red they're stili. the petition call rap for fl. i the citizens to welcome the mayor ri hFs rcrturn and incidentally to dis- result of scarlet fever 'when he- was only a boy of oiovon ypars he has not fn Jiiift' well Did on Tuesday mornine, the fith inst.. hemmorhaffc of th-j .which -speedily rcncvrvd. liim nr.ron- scious. Since I'liwchc jrrowinjr imtil dcfttfi conic to relieve him. The fii'iem: will take place the ''horch at 10.30 a. mf Tuesday morning, the inst.. a service uill The divoasc I in Maclcod Km. wn Ttnew him, Afiich sympalhy felt for uss the matter of an overhead the court house and other matters. The death is announced of Francis "oble, the infant daughter of Kcble liver, aeed 10 months and 120 days. he little one having to an attack of measles arnl oncumonia. The funeral service conducted by Rev. J. M. Harrison will take place at the parents' home, 310 Redpath St.. tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock and fro... thence to the public cemetery, where tho interment will take place. Friends will kindly accept this inti- mation. The funeral arrangements are the hands of Messrs. Addison and Son. Dinna forget the meeting in the La- bor Temple tonight at which all Scots men arc urged to be present, the ob- ject being- to orjynniwi a Society of Scotsmen. New York, Feb. case of Emergency" Great' Britain "would not spend f5 to hold Canada and Austra- lia as her said IJean.Rus- sell oi the School in a speech before the People's Institute last, night. "As a matter of fact Ensiand has found the United States a much more profitable friend of hers as "a separate nation than a vassal and unwilling to loose the Dominion Australia on the same Winter Wheat In Good Shape The reports coming in from! all, parts of Southern 'Alberta, say that the winter-wheat is in. splendid, con- dition, -the cold weaiher not having, done it any harm whatever. A good fall of snow would make it even bet- ter. A NEW FIRM The Golden West Realty Co. Is the name of R new real estate concern in the citv. Its offices are at 410 Round Street in a portion of the building oc- cupied by Frank Alder- man David King.is the manager OL the company. 'This company will handle all sorts of real estate. Watch for the advertisement in tomorrow's Dai Iv Herald: Weather Hit Ice Carnival Montreal. Feu. winter Car- nival which was held here this month has proven a failure. The weather was so mi'id that the ice palace col- lapsed. No one was injured. A SMALL FIRE The Lethbridge Brewing Co. set fire to a pile of packing boxes thjfi morning and they burned so "well thit the jhed caught on fire. The bri- gade VHP, CAited and a little pTOvefited any further excitement. Entries For the Claresholm Derby (Special to the Herald) Clareshoim, Feb. are the entries for the Claresholm Derby, which closed on the 9th inet., and which is considered very satis- factory: -Kddy Cooper, Pineher g. Greasy Pete; Captain Lawson, Re- A. E. Hunter, Lion; Leon, Alice Mrs. McKenzie, Tus- culette; Tusculum, Lady J. R. Watt, g. Ranch King; Forest King, 6. F. F. Rea, Lland- aff; Leon, W. McKenzie, h, Royal George; Baronet, I aged. C. Duthie, Pineher ti; pedigree Douglass Wilson, Lady Hastings Jr., 3. The race is for Alberta bred hortes and the di stance one mile and a six- teenth. SATURDAY'! HOCKEY IN EAST Ottawa 7, Shamrocks 9; 7, Quebec 4; Ottawa 7, Won- trenl 5. ;