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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta LANt CO bJ D "st" 2S' as; "ar- a9' ?/ 2 3 4 6 6 7 8 9 to il 2S' as- es' as' es' as'. as' az k 0 *) PASSMORC ST. \ 25' � as- 22' 23 20 la J? 16 /s 13 \ stairs. TBE CDAL SBOHAiE Mr. 3i�aoat Tftkct pMt ia lapoiiaat IMmms Job. ^ Edmonton, Feb. 23.-A lengtbjr debate, ion the motion ot Mr. MeSUntit. XlUclcod). "that in thtf opinion of 'this House  select committee or .commission bo appointed to investi  'gate the cause ot the present coal Trkortage in the province." was the ieature of to-duy'a session of the lego ;fslaturo; The motion was endorsed ^by the unanimous votes of the memr bers on both sides of the House. The Premier assured the members ot the full co-operation ot the govemmmt, ^and advised a commission in prefer-VMioo to a committee of the House, rliie Conservative number* spoke in suppoktvof the motion, and Mr. Hie-aibert "took occasion of an opening to ^'arraign the member for Red Deer on Shis Justification of the seisure of coal .rbjr various persons during the coal '':';famine. : Mr.^McKenzie. in rising to bring 'his motion before the House, explaiii-- ed his.naaons for asking that it be xdeferrod.: At the present aetsion be shad hoped to have received a quan-I thy ot, information respecting coal 'conditions in the south country, but. unfortunately bo had not that infor  mation yot. It was not. he considered, necessary to go into an argu  ment to conviuce the members thai 'there was a dangerous car shortage in the south. He did not, want td'be ftaken as censuring the C.P.R. and he believed that Wm. Whyte. second vice .president: of that railway waa one of; 4the first men to recognise the seriouH' -4ss of the shortege, and believed that h^ and those under him bad :ilone all that was in their power to rili^va the situation. Yet Mr. Me-i to exonerr. it ^10 prior'to the month of Aug-~ iiat. up to which they had not taken aiy active steps to meet the heavy nd^fpr cars. The coal companies the Crow% Nest during the Bwntl^, last summer were unable to work ;BM>�^^^,tluui half-time owing to the otocars. He bad been told by , rivvoianager of amine tbat'was turn-;0uta0.700 ton* of coal per day. encouragement fur them' to do so. be- .the house appointed a conuuission cause they could not get the product [they could not give them the power to the people who wanted to use it. , that they should have but they coulri fliat during last sumoMr the largsajt ;rocedure in regard to the matter. Everybody, he believed, vaa fully aequaintei it waa'outalde tha Jurisdiction of the legislature, it would be of intfiiMt; to itnow jebettaor they had used vhn pbwer fur'this purpose, iHe th^oiifht this should be brought to the .atsh-tlon' of tba Federal Railway Com mlttea.',.,.^,,: � l|rit Simmont pnfer^ to aee a. eon^tti^'^o'r tlie bouse lappdinted tor the' pttrpbae "rather that n eommlss-: IM. Th^ Miitiffw of Public Works ili�a4y lavofwd'aMeommiasion which w�uld'|�Hfir:cevw tba Aaid. and be not compel witnesses to give evi-' dence. "The attention of the Do-' minion house should be called to the ' wishes of the province as expressed by the provibcial house. It the railways were not developing fast enough to keep pace with the devolopmcnt of the country, the Dominion Government should be oskctt to make tliem do so. lie was in full sympathy with the motion and hoped that the house Would nnd a solution of the ditttcu.ty Mr. Moure (Red Deer) thought that .the fact should bo emphasized that no part of Canada or the American continent poBSesscd such coal fields as this province/ Cord wood only cost from $3 to $3.50 a cord, yet coal of the anthracite kind cost from fS to 910 a ton, and this showed that the only trouble, was the getting of the coal to the people. There' were four factors, he argued, in the shortage situation, two of which could be controlled by the government, and two which could not. The first two were the railways and the coal companies the otiier the dealers and the con -sumers. He dAubted not that after the situation was acute the .railways made great efforte. It might be that the dealers, in not laying in large enough supply, wore to blame, but there ihight be something in connection with the consumers themselves. It had come to his knowledge that the people hod been urged to pui in a upply, but had put away a few hundred pounds instead of several tons. By locating'the source of the trouble the house would be able to prevent a recurrence of similar conditions inthe future. The* people who took coal from the cars might have thougnt itc a'crinie; it was nothing of the sort It was only right to take it to keep their families warm, and he himself would chwrfully go to a car in order to keep his loved' ones warm. Mr. McKenzie rose to a' point of efir plaua^tfoti. He did: not wish it to be tbougiit that be questioned the powers of the bouiw to investigate the owners of the C.P.R. If an accident ocrurrod on th^ir line, a committee would Imve full power of investigation, and lie held that the House could inyeatigate as fully.. Mr. Rutherford stated that the House slipuld ba deeply indebted to the member for Madeod for bringing the matter, to. the attention of the house, llie/coal ahortage had scssfoh it might be necessary to, have the bllicials of the railway examined. T; McNABB GUMBINQ Lethbridge man oa way. to MMOttie Graced, Ifi^terihip Macleod, Feb. SC.-The Masonic Grand Lodge of Alberta met today in the Musuiiic boll here. O. W. Keal ly, grand master, presiding. About 100 delegates were present. The acting-mayor of Macleod welcomed the' grand lodge. Financial reports showed a very satisfactory condition. Grand Sccretai-y Dunlop, of Ed -munton, reported an increase of membership by two.thirds during the lost eighteen months. The afternoon session opened with a presentation of a past grand master's collar to Dr. Macdonald, of Calgary, first grand master of Alberta grand lodge, by Or. Braith-waite, past grand master of Manitoba, on behalf of the delegates. The new grand lodge of Saskatchewan was organized as such. The following officers were elected: Grond Master-H. C. Taylor, Ed -monton. Deputy Grand Master-Rev. O. H. Hogbin. Calgary. '. Senior Warden-T. McNabb. Lethbridge. Junior Warden-J. T. Macdonald, Calgary. Treasurer-13. N. Brown, Calgary. Secretarj-Dr. McDonald, Calgary. Chaplain-Rev. C. C. Hoyle. Cai -gary, Tyler-R. H. Finch, Calgary. Board of General Purposes-R. Pat turaon, J. U. Tomlinson, Scott, J. 8. F. Brown. District Deputies-Xo. 1, Rev. Mr. Ilinchcline; iNo. 3. ~W. W. Gardiner; tfo. 3, A. 'S. Jumieson. COLD WEATHEK TALK '"^ �econd courier to make Journey not ended by 60 miles he wwMSR ff.a^faaaaaiB .anM .j,^ attempt, for Jimmy Hawood had was heading for a plare called Pay- -- I been sent out, but the severe weath- son and stayed there during the win- Remifviteeacct of Ihje Wiater ^ '^'^ 18^4 and untii juiy isth of � '^e'' not recollect any to camp about where Chinook Chinook wind; we had. been looking through Berkshire, Wiltshire, Itemp" �nd Essex Countien. lie also five miles west of accepted and labored in England un-now stands. The til January aoth, 1898. travelling and praying for came that > night. In the morning when wo broke camp and we were moving before daylight cracked out of the clouds, there was about an inch of water on Milk river and the chinuok wmd was cutting the heart out of the snow. The cav- | shire labored in London for a time. Ho was released to return home' on January aoth and arrived back ia Smithfield, Ltah, on the 33nd of February, 1892. He then went back ^to worit on the airy took the lead and crossed the farm and remained there until ^ ^h*' river at a good pace apd the infani- fall of 1898. Then he came to Can-that have been so severe, however, e^a 'try followed in double-quick march - ada to look around, to see what the this winter and. with such gi^eat, auan j ing time in order to make it cross , prospects were toA,�t a farm. He was titles of snow. ' the river. The soldiers all got over only in Southern Alberta a fewweeks "The winter that most rei^mbled it but my outfit being heavily loaded, 'When ho concluded that this was -was that of '80 and '81. , � did not reach the ford for about two "I vas then a wagonnuMter, or wa-|: gonbosa, as they were generally known, for the old DiamtondR. 'l^ransportation Company, owim^ by the late Chos. A. Broadw.ater, ol Helena, and our esteemed fellp,w townsman. R. L. McCulloh. 'They had at that time the'goyen^ment transportation contract. It was in January of '81, General Ruger, then colonel of the Eigitteonth United States infantry, was stationed i^nd in conunaud of the district of]'Moiita^ with hoiidquartere at Helena, ai^il he ordered the soldiers at Fort, Ae"inn,i-boina o^t to intercept the dpu^iity old war chief. Sitting Bull, who, had escaped after the. Custer, mawMi|^ t^ Canada and waa again returning to this country. He was Bui>posed '^o be ^^^^^ camped on Milk River, about where Glaegow now stands^ It waa about the end of January the aoldieriiifiri^m Aasinniboine wore ordered out'tQ intercept him and I went- .with the The next meeting will be held iii !>'"?''?�"^^^**W We did n^^t Edmonton. A special meeting will cowhtry at be held in Calgary early in April i^'**!'^''^fhut transported,our. q^^^^ to discuss constitutional ' an�ind meuts. Ctt.VRGED WITH ASSAULT. (Clarosholm R9vi?if.) a matter of great disciuisibn aroohg the'people ol Weatern Canada. .'The province ought tp bis able to supply tite greater, part of Canada and a: larg;; |>art. of; the States, being prkc-, tic^iy ij^iit on a bod of coal.: Coal: oir. various kjnda and'^quantities suitable fpr all use, wera ayailable.i^and tborc aliould: be no. reaaon toi^'imt>^r inirebal. At ibis atage of- the se^ it would periiapababottar to have a on>ni�slon,appointed for'the purpose.- A commlMiott could iwqrfc' ap, ^^oM^^iii' ffleiwitly :y:ia:'; aio it; if *clainwd hud his breast knocked in by My rick aqd is in a critical conditipn, "My .-rick was remanded., to Macleod Guard Room for trial o|i the ^tii by Justice J|ptcl|kin, ^Im; ,g!i*;; quliBl^,:,f�(^,lrtJ|. jjpir,,; ilea. Hehitc, pAiafiU^ protruilinf. fita with bulls..1 bad 44 o^ thrae teama loaded with provisions., fpr th^ soldieni and fora^^ fo^ tbs bMsts. "Fort AssinniboW. ,if'(!Vi:.occupiod then Ity ejigbt compani^ of infantry and two ti^ops of, cayolry. and .our eonimauding/officer waa, Cqlonel Henry M. Blapk. Our expeditions w^aoija command of Major Moriria, "The juorning we l^ft jthe. for^ ih/fjre was about two feet of snow on the grqund nn,d' ibe mercury, rogietered Just 56 l^elow zero. As we were lea.v-ing the post the infantry band escprt cd us, and I shall never fb>rget the appropriate selection. t|iey, made for playing. It was "'There's' a Land, That is Fairer This,' and I recall, very vividly, that I; wlslved, I; A|as there. Owing to the deep enewV .we only made 10 or 11 mllesa d!ay..,.,Wa tt h�d beei^ oji tbe mrch'for'twjoweeka - I whiefia eourier overtoo^Jvil' and order *Ml qa iNiek,. tp. t]|�,�oft,/l forgot wiiatwr tbia eourlifr woajX^oiiialMi^' hours after the command had passed over and the river was then bank full. I cam|>ed my outfit on a high hutto. "When the soldiers reached Havre this entire bottom from the hills on the north to the hills on the south side of Milk river was a sheet of water from two to tour feet in depth. The soldiers had a hard time in making the fort and some of them came very nearly being drowned. They had to keep to the hills to keep from getting drowned. My outfit remained in the camp on tha hill we h^d been forceu to take for 13 days with a small military escort. land of promise and had a great future before it. Mr. Woolford then returned, to the South, sold out his possessions and. returned to Southern Alberta �;ith Ills family ift the sprJM o( 1809. Since thaf tiine be . has rulHcd bumper crops of wlieat, oats and barley, beildes vegetables every year, with the exception of the season of, 1909. when; he was hailed out clean and clear about ten days .1^^ fore harvetst. Mr. Waolford thinks be is safe in saying that, haci he been ai>le to baryest the said crop that was bailed out it w.oul^ bqve yicjld-ed ipa highest average per acre of any crop. ha, has, grown siqce ha, cania to. Albarta. which, rouid be, sayings a The Viver kept high for more than a great dofil. Mr. lypplforda^rop. in - * ^ - 1900. yielded 51 buabela of wheat and iia bus^Utpt; oats per a(sre witlip^t irrigation. 'Mr, WopUprd/ia. jMld^ Vi(�e-Pr^iS!ii.y ,'v-''tp:^^^| located a few miles east of lladibifla| Hat. A lot of wsatern money wltV^ week, then gradually fell and it turned cold and the river froze oVer so that we wore able to cross by unloading and carrying the freinht across in our bands. I passed through and reached the post on or about where Havre now stands on the ice February 14. "I anticipate high water her* in the, spring and it it comes witJi. m flieavy Chinook wind the winter of 1906 and 1907 will duplicate the winter of '80 and '81." A Vfett Kaoim Fmsr, (Frum Edmonton Saturday. Mws.) Thos. H. Woolford was born on the Oth.of November, 18^6, in the .parish of Ranisbur}', County of Wiltshire^ England, and what little schoolingha had was between the age of six' and tvn at the public school which was none too good. At the age of ten he jgo i nto tha enterpriaa. This will' went to work on a farm';aa a plow;. | mean that Modicina Rat will hcva W boy-and continued to work as such tbuild a atltHt cor Itat'.te eoBpM�ti|ttK on different farms until October. 33, '" 1873, when he set sail for America the propus