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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta TiTe Lethbridge Daily Herald Volume III. Lethbridge, Alberta. Tuesday, February Number 61. TWOCAUCUSESWANT GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER THE RAILWAY MINES HELD AT THE CAPITAL Situation Apparently Unchanged-Changes In Agreement Edmonton, Feb. 'cus of -Liberal members was -held to- night, but members on both sides, -when seen as they were leaving the 'meeting claim ftiat it has not chang- P cxl the feeling among them. "Every- thing is the same 'as it was all las p one member. "Some mer m ;on both sides have minds fully mad ?sff xip uut others are still waiting to see what will be brought up." 'Hie caucus was -not very well at B' tended. Messrs. Cushing, Boyle. Ho- REPUDIATED ELEVATOR BILL Grain Growers Break Conference With Government Winnipeg, Feb. four days' conference between the directors of the Grain Growers' Association and the Manitoba government on the inat- Motion By J. R. Boyle, Member For Sturgeon-Resolution Outlines Criticisms Of the Deal Between the Govern- ment And the Alberta And Great Waterways Railway Rilcy, Glcndenning, McL'ea and Fisher were absent with perhap others. 'Some were absent on busi ness, others for the reason J.hat the; -felt that nothing would be explaine to them. Mr. Gushing and some sup porters are holding a meeting als but are giving nothing out. The are in a parlor of the King Edwar SU Hotel, which is labelled "private." Mr. Cushing stated tonight that of the draft specifications and which were 'before the uGUuj cil on or about Sept. 13th and cor- respondence with the engineer referr- ing to the; same and also a draft spe- ll cification he himself had handed to thu 'Premier arc not on file of correspond- ence laid on the table this afternoon. "They are essential and we must have he said. CHANGES SUGGESTED In addition to putting up a million dollar bond the compaby is said to agreed to draw per mile the first 100 miles and also to half a million in rolling stock to commence operation as soon ter of government elevators came to an end yesterday, when a" resolution repudiating the measure was passes by the grain growers after which they dispersed to their homes throughout, the province. No arrangements were made for re- commencing but the 'directors can be called together if the'necessity arises At present the situation is one of pomplete deadlock. The two parties arc hopelessly at variance over the manner in which the commission is to be appointed. The Grain' Growers Edmonton, Feb. the feel- ing of the public m Edmonton chang- ed? Today before the House opened, Hon. W. H. Cushing walked in and 'took bis seat on the private members'] bench and was given quite an ovatioa. Messrs. Rutherford and Cross came in almost unobserved. Less than four days ago they were the ones who were applauded when making replies in connection with the A. G. W. Ry., while Messrs. Cushing and Boyle were received in stony silence. Today's session commenced sharp at four, all members being in their places except Messrs. Bennett, Genge and Finlay. The latter two have been ill and not yet appeared in the House this session. Mr. Bennett has not returned from Calgary. of any description were not there they would be produced. However, The proceedings opened with the Premier layine on the table by the order of the Lieutenant Governor, all correspondence in connection with the Aiberta and Great Waterways Rail- way and all official documents rela- tive to the guaranteeing of bonds o the C.N.R. and G.T.P. branch lines missioner, responsible to the Legisla- ture, while the government insisted on a commission which wouid be sub- ject to the constant supervision and control of the government, members of the government declaring it is said that under no possible circumstances would they concede to this point. It is understood that the govern- ment notified the grain growers that they intended to submit an elevator bill to the Legislature and secure its passage. A caucus of government measures was held the other day at which the bill submitted by the gov- MR. CUSHING ROSE TO SPEAK plr as enough of the road is completed j ernment to the grain growers was Sf to run a locomotive on. formally approved; but it is not a fiS% Gravel instead of prairie loam 'for i certainty that this is the billwhich Hf-ballasting is another change suggest-'will be submitted to the Legislature. lit is thought that the government may recast it, making it more accept HHwarnock aiui McLean and urged the able in come of its provisions to the claims of these amendments, but both1 grain growers, but the provision as and the members concerned to the appointment and control oi the Mr. Rutherford met Messrs. Woolf, say anything. However, Mr. seconded Mr. Boyle's resolution Mr. Cushing also had a conference with Mr. Rutherford this morning, but he has not changed his attitude. Mayor Jamieson, of Cal- gary sent Mr. Cushing an estimate of the cost of the road today and he it can be built for per commission will be. a feature of the measure. As soon as the Premier had an- nounced the placing of the documents on the table Mr. Gushing arose. He had in his hand a black leather case and as he opened it ev- erybody craned forward expecting him to make his statement. Even the crowd waiting outside, having been locked ouf when the hall was filled to suffocation, endeavored to force an entrance. However, the expected iid happen. Mr. Cushing only re- marked that before making any state- ment regarding his action in resign- ing, he wanted the privilege of look- ing over the documents just produced He did not know that all the docu- ments were there and if any he consi- dered -impor his" "statement" missing, he would like them produced before saying anything. Mr. Rutherford expressed himself as quite satisfied with this course, and said that if any documents or papers he thought everything would be fouad there. HOUSE ELECTRIFIED The tension relaxed, and thinking hat nothing further would happen, icvcral persons left the ball. Those that remained, however, were to be urtlier electrified, as after several pe- titions'respecting the incorporation of companies, etc., were read, Mr. Boyle under the head of "notice of rave notice of the resolu- tion calling for the taking over of the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway. That the resolution creat- ed a stir is putting it mildly as many even among the insurgents, contem- plated no such move. BOYLE'S MOTION Whereas the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway company was in- corporated by Chapter 46 of the Stat- utes of Alberta, 1909, with power when organized to construct a rail- way from Edmonton to Fort McMur- ray with a branch line from a poin at or near the wc-st L-: Biche to the east end thereof. And whereas by Chapter 1C of the i Statutes of 1909 the government was given permission and power to guarantee the bonds of the said rail- way company upon such terms and conditions as might be agreed upon between the frovernmcnt and the said company. "And whereas from information fur- hey are at 'o drawfrom the rocecds of sale of bonds per mile for each ten .miles of railway so before the same is bal- astcd, and are at liberty under said :ontract and specifications to con- ;truct a line with a maximum grad- ent of 53 feet per mile, and mini- mum curvature of not lessthan 355 tet or six degrees with width of cuttings at formation level of., only twentv feet and width of embankment only fourteen feet when settled in places with slopes of cuttings and em- bankments one and one half feet hor- izontal one foot vertical in earth and one foot horizontal to four ffot verti- cal in rock cutting with rails of the weight of only 56 pounds per cutting out pe.r lineal yard and not necessar- ily new, to be connected by fish plates and spruce and other timber of only a rsix inch space for ties, and the road ballasted with prairie loam and in other respects a very cheap and in- ferior road which will cost very much less for construction than the amount of money which the said com pany are at liberty by virtue of the said contract to draw from time to SIR WILFRID LAURIER IS UNWELL MAY CLOSE DOWN Temporarily Labor Difficulty Is Settled jorrds on every ten miles of road so constructed, and which will cost sev- eral million dollars less for total con- struction', including Edmonton .ter- minals than the sum of which the company under said con- tract will be at libertv to draw upon such completion, and before said road nished by the government to this House the said company was organ- ized under said Chanter 46 hut have a paid UTJ capital of on1- "And whereas said railway company is not yet authorized by law to con- struct any railway lines in this pro- vince by reason of the fact-that they have--not-filed the proper .profiles, or books of reference in connection in connection with their proposed rail road as provided by Sections 72, 73. Grave Fear Entertain- ed Concerning His Health Ottawa, Feb. illness of Sir Wilfrid Laurier is causing anxiety, the premier having been absent from the 'house for some days, and while the official statement Is made that he Is suffering merely from a heavy cold mere arc rumors that his genera condition of health is far from being satisfactory. At the early part of the session Si Wilfrid was confined to Iris house fo several flays suffering from some af fection of the facial nerves, arid hi present indisposition is stated to hav .brought on a recurrence of his forme malady. In the meantime 'Mr. Fielding i leading the house, and Sir Frederic Borden in the absence of .Mr. Brodeu and the premier is watching over th destinies of the naval debate. It has been noted of late that Sir Frank, Alta., Feb. ndications of labor difficulties at the xpiration of another month between he Frank local union U. M. W. of A, and the Canadian Coal Consolidated company with a likelihood of at least a temporary shut down of one of tbe company's mines. When the big strike was on a year Canadian Coal Consolidated. then the Canadian-American company-, not being a member of tbe Western Coal Operators' with the union the basis of the agreement that had already been ne- gotiated with the Crow's Nest. Pass company at Fernie and avoided a strike but the agreement signed up was only for one year. That period expires the 21st of March. A clause of the agreement between the union and the Canadian Consoli- dated provided that in the event the companies obtained an agree- ment on more favorable terms than that sicned by., this company prior to the reaching of an agreement with liitr other companies this company should Wilfrid Laurier is ageing rapidly, and [be entitled to the same terms that his indisposition is now a matter of j should eventually be secifred bv the week perfecting the arrangements. That Frank will have a large growth during the coming season seems most terminals per mile or allowed by said Chapter 16, and by guaranteeing said bonds did pledge the Province of Al- berta to the payment of the principal sum and interest at 5 per cent, per annum, payable half yearly, of the total sum of "And whereas said bonds have been sold and the money deposited in cer- tain banks in the city of Edmonton and it is claimed by the government that the said bonds for the present payment oi the principal sum and in- terest which the province is so pledg- ed, carrying 5 per cent, interest pay- able half yearly were sold at only tbe par or face value thereof. "And whereas the government, on behalf of tbe province have entered Large Gang Of Men Will Be Employed At the Work The C. P. R. yards at Lethbridge will .be enlarged as soon as spring opens, when a1 steam shovel and 75 men will be employed in the yards for some time widening the grades and ayirtg more sidings. Canadian House of Commons, also an agreement with the said com- pressed his approval of the contlnua- Pany for the construction of the said tion of the present trade relations. LAD WELL THRASHED FOR STABBING CHUM Kcgina, Feb. Ruda, the 13- IMMIGRATION All Boats Coming To Canada Are Crowded With New- Comers tion., It will.be remembered that one outcome of the.agreement that was finally signed up between the W. A. and the Western Operators' Association was that in the arbitra- tion of the pillar price at the Hill- crest mine, the Hillcrest Company got a twenty per cent, reduction in the price. The "Canadian Consolidated never made any attempt to avail itself of the right of the Hillcrest pillar price as provided for in the above referred to clause but contented itself ,to await the expiration of the agreement Now, however, the company considers it- is entitled to .-the Hillcrest pillar tions for a new agreement. The un- on will resist any reduction and in addition will demand an increase in the wage for day men on the-groimd that the cost of living has increased at least one-third during the past year. The present aspect of the case is that there will be much difficulty iu bridging the differences between the union and the company and that in all probability a strike will ensue. The thirty days' notice of a de- mand for a change is scheduled, as required in the Lemieux Act has been served and unless an agreement is reached by the 21st of next month the men will quit work. President Powell of the. U. M. W. of A. was in BRITISH OFFICER'S WIFE DIED FROM POISONING New York, Feb. autopsy will be performed today to ascertain the cause of the death of Mrs. Lucille Clark, the 22 year old daughter of a British army officer who died in'a bo- Montreal, Feb. The immigra- tion season is starting earlier than usual this year for the shipping com- panies report that practically all the boats coming to Halifax and St. John from now on will be crowded with new comers to Canada. During this week no fewer than four special rain's have been necessary to bring o Montreal immigrants arriving at Halifax and St. John on the Empress of Ireland and the Grampian. A large number stopped at Montreal, or went on to Toronto, while two special trains went out yesterday carrying over 900 for Winnipeg and other Frank Saturday and negotiations for a settlement arc in progress. Should a strike follow, it will af- fcct only the men employed in the company's old _mine the new mine, is not under union control. Less han 200 men would be affected. tel here yesterday. Attsndin? physic- ians say the girl probably died from ptomaine poisoning. Mrs. Clark came here from India last fall with Mr. and Mrs. Fay of India who left last Wed- nesday for Santa Barbara, Cal. Mrs. Clark expected to join them in a few days. railway. "And whereas it appears from a perusual of said contract and specifi- cations and olher documents and pa- pers laid upon the table of this house 4 x, ni earlv the afternoon after b ting two that reasonable precautions have not i _ _ 6 MAD DOGS IN HAMILTON Hamilton. Ont.. Feb. mad dog was killed after an hour's chase year-old boy, who stabbed a chum in the back over a game of marbles, was given a suspended sentence at Satur- company'arc the contract and day's police court and his been taken hv the government to pro- tect the public interest, and that said police court and his father spccificatiofis at liberty to construct ordered to give him a good whipping. Vcry choap and inferior class of I men anu girls. Two hours later an other dog ran amuck, biting a man and several children before being kill ed. The heads of the dogs, will be ex- amined for rabies. C. P. R. railway and terminals at a very much Western points. MOROCCO WILL PAY DAMAGES To the Extent of Twclv< Million Dollars Ulti- matum Delivered Paris, Feb. Moroccan en- voy today announced to M. Pichon, of foreign affairs, that he had received a letter from the sultan, ratifying the accord. This action fol- lows an ultimatum delivered a few G. T. R. .NOT IN STRIKE