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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta hS SOUTHERN ALBERTA HOME of GOOD SEED GRAIN LEADEROFTHE OPPOSITION OPPOSES Compensa-j tion Act Mr. Simmons' Address son would suggest, but that gentle-j man explained that only a few of the j buildings erected here were 40 feet f high. Then, he concluded, the whole spirit 01 the bill was defeated, and he essayed a grim joke about the dis- jtan.ce a man need fall to kill him- the amount of rope needed in a hanging, and wound up with the an- 1 nouneement that this government would find the electors had .rope enough so hang them on going to the country again. He designated the bill as a tering something, a vote catcher to Purciiase votes. He could see through the sham. Mr. Robertson, referring to some sections of the Act whore the j Attornely General was given .powers J in collection with ascertaining the; I merits of aiiy seheuifi of e-Ompeiisaiiori i insurance benefit already existing be- j tween employers and The i Attorney eGneral was given powers r LETHBRIDGE AND CARDSTON SHOW WELL AT PROVINCIAL j Russian Admiralty's Plans for Na- tionai Defence FAIR St. Petersburg, Feb. j tativcs of the Russian admiralty sub- mittcd today to the commission of na tional defence of the Duma the fin-! ane.ial outline of the much discussed; naval programs. The matter was dis- WILL REOPEN BLUNDEN CASE Granum Farmer Captures the Splendid Farm Crop CU6sed with open doors iastead ofin private as hcd been expected. Trophy Lethbridge Farmers Take the Principal Prizes for Prize goes to Peace River in the Far North {From Wednesday's Daily) I Alberta is fast' taking a place as j 3rd. Evart Evans, Macleod. 4th. Gustavo A. Bruchet, Lethbridge provisions not less favorable to the an agricultural province and more I John Jones, Iron Springs. workmen than this Act, was there j than ever as 3. grain raising province.! 6th. A. Medicine Hat. In the debate on the Compensation empOTrered to give for a limited per-; During the past two or three years! Act, W. C. Simmons, the member for Lethbridge, lollowed the Attorney General. It was, he said, themost import-ant measure to come before the house this session, and he expressed the indebt- CATS this the picture of Alberta in the mind Banner. tbe public has .been gradually chang-j ist. W. H. Coaldale. iod a certificate approving scheme. This, he felt, was according too ed from that oi roaming herds of cat- j The programme is to be completed in 1917 and it includes hot only the con- "si-ruction of a fleet of batleships but also hydrogratvhic work at several; i of the ports of Russia. Tlie diiures involved amount Ho 000 and increase yearly from the 6th. H. H. Jenkins, Pincher Creek. already included lor laying of four new battleships to a miximum of in 1914. The, expendi- ture then decreases to in 1918 and the subsequent expendi- Man Convicted of Cattle Stealing at Macleod Four Years Ap Medicine Hat. much power to the attorney general. tie and horses with bands of Indians! John Brodie, Lethbridge. He demanded why something had not 1 wandering over an otherwise been done, as in England, where :he habited and uncultivated region foi edness of himself and colleagues for t Uegisti-ar of Friendly Societies, an j one of a country covered with grain the lucid explanation grren them of expert- actuary had been given this: fields producing the finest grades of 4th. B. S. Pawson, Coaldale. 5th. J. G. Vosburgh, Granum. 6tJi. Wm. Damon, Macleod. 7th. Waiter Ackroyd, iMagrath. Sec. 3. Any short or feed variety. 1st. H. J. Border, Cardston. j 2nd. E. S. Hennigar, Magrath. i -3rd. Hugh Curry, Ingleton. j 4th. W. H. Stirling. 5th. Will Hoodie, De Winton. A. Woolley, Medicine Hat. BARLEY Sec. 1. Any Two-Rowed Variety. 1st A. Woolley, Medicine Hat. of. Ottawa, In the House Comons yesterday Ward, of Durham, moved for a tures are to- be maintained at this oi all the papers in connection iritk- figure. One of the features of the the trial and conviction of programme is a duplicate complement Blunden for cattle stealing ui ifec- leod, Alberta, in 1904. Col. suid that Blunden had' been of guns on every ship to siructed. be con- the bill by the honourable attorney power. general. He touched briefly and ap- Dodjes Replies I wheat and other grains and grasses. For a grain-growing province then- Sec. 2. Any other long or milling var- 2nd J. G-. Vosbttrgh, Granum. provingly upon the-various outstand- Mary queslions were here hurled at j is no more important Fair than a Pro-! ing- provisions ror tiie proi-ectaon oi the working man and the considera- tion of the employer. A matter of detail in connection with the Act as bearing upon some industries was, he pointed out. the lixact time at which the employer's liability bagan and ended. In the of miners, at least, this matter would be defined by the eight-hour iank-to-bank law now in process of legislation. Appropbs of this, and as matter bearing upon accidents, he Desired to inform the House that coal isnners are desirous of having a sys- tem of examination through which men must pass before', qualifying as miners. There operators must -port" up m the mines, but of what use are tetyl 1st. Ben Jams.'s, Lethbridge. 2nd. T. Allen Brick, Peace River Sec. -2. Any Variety. the member for High River as to a j vinclal Seed Fair, the finest clearer definition of productions of all pans of the Prp- srd. A. E. tossing, position and duties of this registrar, vince meet in competition. Last year but he seemed unable to answer. He quickly took up another the first of such. Fairs was held at] Edmonton and was a great success. 4th. A. W. Woolley, Medicine Hat. 5th. G. E. 'Hemelryk, Coaldale. j 5th. Chas. Quinton, Leavitt. provision that must made in any {This year the government recognized i stb.. Geo. W. Wiegand, Lethbridge. such benefit scheme for a workman to j Lethbridge as the centre of a mostj 7th. Eli; Bennett, Magrath. withdraw from it if he chose. That j important grain-growing district andjsec. 2. Winter Wheat, any soft I Sec. 1 Is-t J was. he averred, of little use to the thousands of workmen in and lumber camps. When this fell fiat he brought on his charge that this bill tended to a! held the fair in this city. iet-y. 1st. .No Award. The samples for competition cama from all parts of the province, tlie j Magrath. majority coming from the north but! Ciias. Quinton, the prizes were swarded yester- 3ec. 3. Spring Wheat, Red Fife. centralization of to the part -'afternoon and this morning it; 1st. E. H. Earl, Medicine Hat. of gbvniraent. This holding of i was fou-nd that the great majority ot- 2. W. H. Spackman, Stirling, the reins of power was. he implied. {them went to tbft country south of- 3rd. Jos. Atkinson, Norton. ,onlv 4 means of getting votes-sndj'Calgary and oi these the greater por- f 4th. A. Woolley, Medicine Hat. he insinuated that the at- jtion the district immediately! 5th. Jos. L. Wannop, Laurence. department used its i to The exhibits j 6. John T. Steele, Jfagrath. 1st A. .E. Keffer, I 2nd F. E. Rcnaud, Qleichen. 3rd K. H. .Earl. Medicine Hat. KuSh Curry, Ingleton. utli'H. B. Innisfail. OTHER CEREALS Peas. U. Vosbin-gb, Grajium.' 2nd A.-JSVooUey, Hat. Sec. 2. FJax. 1st C. K. Ingram. GRASS SEEDS Sec. 1. Timothy Seed." 1st Jos. C. JUiymond. 2nd Howard, lanisfail. Sec. Broine Grass. 1st J. H. .Couneil, Gladys. 2nd 1. A. Switzirr. Lacombc. entirely on the evidence of one who when accused of cattle .rteajitg; stated that he. had bought, the'. Conference Held at with Earl in question from Blunden. Col. Ware? said that new evidence had ae- cured which justified a demand for a. WATERWAYS COMMISSION Grey Ambassador Bryce Ottawa, Feb. important mat- -iv i t ters m connection with the work of _ ,uspendintr or li- were exceptionally good 'especially f gee. 4. Spring Wheat, any other good i Jiest Bushel of Spring Wheat. hese to many: foreign miners who t of considering the unfavorable condi- read? Both operators and min- ers- should support something of this kind. Where the labor wa? much needed a man not qualified might ivork under a qualified miner as an apprentice until he had qualified. Mr. Simmons suggested that the system of insurance be worked out on a basis in which both employer and employee paid a small tax towards tlie compensation. la making a passing reference to the section that provides for medical until Friciay and that the pro- yernment would meet delegations i from the cities on Thursday night. The Mayor and City Solicitor of j'Calgary are alreadv in Edmonton and It is believed that all the cities P Conybeare. city solicitor Paris auto race aiT'ived at Kettleville Mr. Aylesworth granted re Kdmontou this morning- and todav The machin 1 i turn asked Col. Ward t-o the snow drifts outside that dtt-the Sider the as confidential. greater part oi the night .The French the car came in a short time later. Farm- ers along the route turned ont last night to shovel awav the bloc'culing snow drifts. then carried. FARMER GAVE BOY LIQUOR IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS COAL MINES ACT TO Intoxicated the Lad, Fell out Gut- ter and Was Terribly Frozen Edmonton, Feb. St. Thomas, Out., Feb. Southwold 4-very fair-minded person in Alberta. J. R. Boyle made brief favorable FARM CROPS" TROPHY BEST SPRING WHEAT IN BY J. VOSBERG, OF QRAN- U.V., SOUTHERN ALBERTA ning at the Provincial Seed Fair I.T mi Liic jouiuuiiLULi, xcf. K 'J'li tVi jwiii be represented although no word to the Coal Mines Act are to be sub- charged with supplving nauor in- jhas yet been received from Medicine mitted !o this week. Clarence W. Mattis, a St. Lrf They illclude that .boys un aged eighteen who had his hands j ine object ol the meeting with the der sixteen should not be employed while return in government is only to press in mines, that every mine must be from from Ferbuson's' to hi" the pusmng of the desired amend- supplied with a bath house for the home on February Sth. An ampcta- FORjinents to the various charters at this men und that the reports of the In- tion of al] of his ftngers and Mh session but w cume to a general mi- spcfctor must be posted at the mine. feet is necessary. Mattis in cvidcnce- jderstanding rug-tnling city -charters. These changes in the act arc a result taken at the hospital that The cities- want to have their char- of the investigation held last your. gave him whiskey'which ters independent of provincial leffisla- T-ewis Stockctt, general manager of toxicated him that he fell out- of jtion as they are at present. If the the Facif.c at Bankh.fUd, and cutk-r and lay in a farm lano f or'five- ;Le-islature proposes to enact legis- o. K. S. of were hours exposed to the cold. Jafattis Nation governing .the cities, Mr. Co last wedc .placing the views of the says "he never had tasted liquor be- .nybeare says, that the Legislature mine owners on the eight hour fore. j might at any time and without not- be'oroj the government. _______________ ice to the cities pass legislation that .They want, si clause inserted in the j would make the cities' bylaws inoper- bin permitting a mine owner or jative and useless. The object of get- era tor to work his mine not l ting a city charter is to indepcnd- ing .sixty dnys in one'calendar year Acivice of Commissioner Clark GET INTO MIXED FARMING step in the right direction in the in- Robertson respecting the bill, which berta ag a whoje surpasses the other! terests of justice and of the public that he had not read the bill prairje provinces it will easily be seen j -both that concerning the lead work- where Southern Alberta stands ers and the compensation contracts pared with thc other portions of! between individual firms and their Canda jk' employees. He had also desired to The prize-winners were not succes- sweep away one of the main princi- ful because they had very poor sam- 5 pies of the bill, height of buildings pleg to beat- cxhibit was very j He set out by stating that a' mea- referred to- that and minor de" creditable, there not being one in any j sure of this kind would be, no doubt, tails would COTne UP before class that could not be of benefit to the workmen of the lhe House for dlscusslon' as was us' as prize-winning grain or grass-seed.! province if properly drawn up He ual wlth blllg and he (the There was not a sample that was un- j was of the opinion that the world Graeral) would welcome any capable dcr stand.-ird weight. The over the bulk of legislation was in suSgestions or amendments offered by wheat weiphed 66 Ibs. The oats! the interests of the'capitalist, and any member- The bi'-! was.referred to shown by NfXl Bull> of Cou-; come up for discussion on Tuesday lee> were the heaviest, weighing 46 food. A. J. Robertson Speaks After a few preliminary complimen- tary remarks the member for High liiver rose to his work of opposing the bill. not of the laborer'. If the Book taught anything, however, it was that there should be justice- for all classes. He wa.s glad to see that as pfople ad- vanced throughout the civilized world there was a tendency to correct the of considering capital first. The Compensation Act aimed at this very thing, and in so far as it suc- ceeded was commendable. He had. however, to it, he next. TO REINSURE THEM Ibs. Those exhibited by Messrs. James! and Brick each weighed 44 1-2 winning out on other points over heavier exhibits. j The list of winners given below; Toronto, Feb. is understood that negotiations are on foot for re- shows that the good grain is well dis-j insurance of the policy holders of tribnted over the south country, j the Mutual Reserve Life Co.. of New Lethbridge. Hat, York with the Imperial Life Assur- Raymond, Magrath, Cardston and the J ance Co. of Canada. While negotia- surrounding country, Macleod, Pinch-j snid, in calling attention- tu the fact tions with the latter are not absolute- n' Creek. Granum, De' Winton, C-la-j that in case of injury to workmen in Iv comph-tr-d it is bflimvd that sat- anfl tnt> oountry north of Uir> the- Aci. made the isfacton' will ho made, bridge, pll rcRisterod as the: height of buildings to come within 40 It has stated that the amount nrimf.s numerous winners. feet or more. This was, he said, dh'- to for rc-ins.uraneo will be .fcrent from the English Act, whore a JKO.OOO. There is now on do- S-f. 1. Wheat, Alberto best bushel of Spring Wheat any Vosburgh, of Granum, formerly Leav- ings. First Prize: Winter Wheat any G. Vos- burgh, Granum. Prize: Spring Wheat Red H. Earl, Medl- cine Hat. First Prize: Spring Wheat, any other good milling var- G. Vosburgh, Gran- um. First Prize: Oats, W. H. Pawson, Coaldale. First Prize: Oats, any other long or milling Ben James, Lethbridge. First Prize: Oats, any short or feed J. Bor- der, Cardston. First Prize: two Medicine Hat. First Prize: Barley, any six rowed E. Keffer, Lethbridgft. ent of provincial legislation. The ob- one hour per day more than the ject of the is to place this bill oils for. They claim that it before (.he government and ascertain would be an advantage to the min- what is the nature of thc municipal and the public that mines pro- legislation the government proposes ducing domestic "coal especially be al- to introduce next session and for lowed to work for a longer period the during the winter season. The oper- ators also wish a clause making the hours for the nvn engaged in the handling and transportation of the coal viglit hours at their working places. They claim that this for t tlu-y are tuvt continu- al hifrcl work as the which they wish to hold over amendments asked for. DON'T KEEP JAPS OUT i Srattle. Wash., Feb. Seat- tle Chamber of Commerce today ad- v.-ork no harship on thtrse men dressed a memorial to President the reason th; I Roosevelt, and Secretary Root to the ously .-jgag.f! lofffict that its members believe that miner the and also that a majority of the people of the Pa- they arc not exposed to the same icific Coast are not infavor of any im- (J.mfff.r as the min-.-. It is also claim- migration law that will treat diff.-r- od that a great manv of these men .f-ntly thc people of Japan from the drivers and drive horses and way the inhabitant of any European and it is that these f in> trcatorl seocled lour bushels to tne acre, countiy are treated, i Ins letter is horses and mules have a lunch hour sent to correct an erroneous impres- ns wcl, as the mcn so Lhrtt thc mcfi sion of the attitude of the commercial and other important interests, the At Ottawa the first meet- ing of the committee of apricultunr and colonization this morning, H. Clark, Dominion seed commission- er was examined in regard t.o workings.of his branch in the- West- arising out of partial failure in crops- He told the committee that not- than per cent, of western? farmers had suffered real hardship a result of frosted crops and the per- ccntacf would riot bft so hi.crh if tbr: farmers had not insisted on rflyinc" on grain alone. Ho believed farmers- would do bettor to sow their own damaged wheat and oats wheivver will 5 per cent, rather than1 risk weeds in eastern grain. Gate to that extent should be-- memorial says; owing to the ac- ental exclusionists hold in Seattl and animals can bu fed and watered In the case o; contract miners they can have thoir lurrch while waiting LETHBRIDGE TEMPERATURE i ____ _ ________ _________ .._ .....____ a recent convention of Ori- for to "bo or at making observations of the tempem-- G. Baldwin, of this city, has beert whenever they hs'.ve a fov; min- tnrp of the city. The regrMnr T nte-s to spare and often in the case of -ological reports are of the tompera- the mine-drivers they can eat their turc in the shadt; but Mr. Baldwin from the health standpoint., con- shown by limit of 30 feet only was 'made, and the government about ?3e wanted to know the reason. and Toronto Oonoral Trusts The member for Lethbridge intyr- corporation hole! an additional 575, 'to ask-whnt height MT. Robert- ODO. 1st. ,T. G. Vosbnrgh, Grnnum. H. J. Bowden. Cards ton. ,1H. Fiji? T.eovitt. 4fb. AFiros PnrkNr, Vosburgh, Granum. First Prizs: Timothy Jos. C, Peterson, Raymond. First Prizi: E. In- gram, EXCHEQUER COURT JUDGE 4t Ottawa, Feb. of E. L. while ridinp out on their cars. jNewcombft, deputy minister of jus- The transportation men claim they. sidered the temperature j real, ore mentioned in connection hour or more each in which to the past few days, when sun waj-t with a vacancy on the exchequer eat. their lunch and feed and water 'hottest it has rogisU-rod aronnd 8T> i court caused by the death of Justice thoir animals right in the mine. Ma- degrees, and one day went as high as Burbridge. j ny arc able to have their iunch at 'he time as thc contract min- A g-roat blixznrd is rnging- in Chi- ;cnpo today. rrs while wnitir.g- for a roursf of shc-ts ?o ho fnvd. The thermomotor )u> of the most accurate made 'S0 f.spires are coroboratC'd by il witnesses. ;