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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta "VOL LETHBRIDGC, ALBERTA, FEBRUARY 28 1901, 0 7 GOVERNMENT KEPT IT'S WORD TRANSCONTINENTAL DERAILED Iroktn Rail Putt East 'Bound Track Near Ottawa e PreriJert Sknoi Afaiees His Views OB Labor Legislation Feb. Bulletin says: "The Alberta Government has re- deemed, .to the coaliminers have'liked it to have' goneV somewhat further." statement made by F. H'. of of trict-18- of the United Mine Workers of America to a Bulletin representa- 'live this morning.; Mr. Sherman i has been in the city in the interests of the coal miners ofItlie province watching the legislation of'the gov- ernment with reference: workmen; ;-Asked for his '-opinions '.with regard '.to the Workmen'sCmpensation Acl pa8s'cdvby the committee "of the Legislature Mr. Sherman said: ''On behalf of, the United Mine America, the largest of organized labor "in the province, I desire to..say; that the labor legisla- 'tion passed at this session of the Le- gislature, while that we have hoped -fori is a great improvement on old "conditions.' We this -le gislattdn be an honest attempt to place the wage-earners of this pro vincV on an .equal; footing with the the workers of other provinces in th Dominion. However, this legislation while good as far aY it cannb settle the question of labor and capi tal; We accept these iiew; laws onlj as an installment of what is due th ofr: this country. .The AJberti Government has redeemed its prom ise's ;to the coal although' i has not gone as-far as .we would hay liked it to have gone. "We desire to thank, the'entire Le gislature for their unfailing courtesy i to our' representatives and .for--th considerate 'we. have re i "Thp passing the. eight hour bi will-remove-what-has been a bone-o contention between '-us 'arid' our eni ployers in this province .for some therefore; will- .tend- in the direction of industrial peace. v'The Compensation Act will result in greater care being tak- en for the protection, of the lives and'limbs of the wage earner, and afr ter all, that is .what we require, for you cannot give adequate compensa- tion to the'widow and orphans for the loss, of their bread winner, nor to a worker for the loss of his limbs. "The Compensation "Act places a! value on the lives' of our'workmen, and we know from experience that -steps will be taken by employers of labor- to safeguard them." Off Ottawa, Feb.. broken rail at jganville Jet. caused the derailment f the EflKt Bound Transcontinental xprcss this morning. The engine nd one'car got over the'break but he. others went off the track. The Ieepor7 dining car 'and. express car went down the embankment while he 'mail car was placed crosswise n the trestle. In the -upsetting of he diner, Cook Counworih. who was working at a range was burned but not seriously.' Air passengers were haken up but .no one was .seriously JOS. CHAMBERLAIN'S HEALTH [xmadon, Feb.' Chamber- ain accompanied by Mrs. Chamber- ain, left London for. WOilPEGNOW A LOAN Buk Mortal Wffl anceAe Middle-West Riveria whore they will remain for several months. Mr; Chamberlain's health coninues to'improve slowly. VOTE FOR THE WOffiH Winnipeg, Feb. of the city council in informal session yesterday afternoon unanimously agreed to accept a proposition pre- sented by. Controlled Evans and Aid. Riley as a result of their trip to Mont- real, by which the bank of Montreal will finance the city. The Bank offers to place of city securities on the London market. The pro- ceeds from the -sale' of these secur- ities will clean up the outstanding current liabilities, provide for the paving of -Main street and Higgins avenue this year and give the .city at least in cash to put back the sinking fund. The bank agrees also to allow an overdraft of if -neceseary within the next five months. When the details of the proposition were -explained, Aid. Cox London, Feb. women en- moved, seconded by Aid.-Adams, as franchisenicnt bill pasaed its first follows: "That the offer of the Bank reading in the House of Commons pf Montreal as per their of this afternoon by a vote of. 271 to February 2Ube accepted and that the 92 ami as soon as-the news reached be prepared for the Westminster palace yard the next meeting of the council. The mo- Women Eafranchiseaeit Passes in British Parliament his departmental .accounts and also to produce particulars of expenditure incurred by the minister of marine in.his visit summer to the Im- perial conference at Paris in connec- tion with the 'negotiations regarding the Franc-Cana3iah" treaty, but the governmentxjnsisted that these had not-the slightest Deference to the vote before the House. Bfodeur, Fielding; Devlin, Sinclair, Meigs and Sloan, Monk, Bennett, Tay- lor, Sproule, Leonard, Boyce and Daniel sat through all night, Lauricr'went home at about 2.30 and Foster at. a bout 4 o'clock. PAY DIRT IN NORTHERN B.C. MASKED MEN AT COBALT Cobalt, Feb. masked nien armed with. revolvers, held up" the occupants of'two. houses here Tues- day night and them of their valuables. In -one place they got several hundred dollars and the other very little. teport of Great GoU Strike in lie Rocky Mountains Confirmed TO JOIN U.'Ml; W. OF A. Halifax, Feb. 23 Various P. A. lodges in Nova Scotia are discussing the affiliating with the'United Mine .Workers of Ameri- ca; but no definite decision has been reached. ALEpRIDGE COIIPLE ARE IJNITED assemblcd there broke out into round after round.of cheering. The measure is identical with the bill de- feated March 1907. Great crowds of women awaited the result near the House of strong de- tachments of police had been brought" up to guard against possible dis- turbances but beyond cheering there was? little demonstration. AFTER f? -Feb.- will certainly go after of tlie "Mapie 'Leaf 'Hockey Club, wlio' won the r cham- pionship of the Manitoba leaeue this The teani expects to, leave here at the end of next week. T..A. HEALTH New Vork, Thomas A. Edison, the underwent a second f operation "-for :astoidits, -spent a comfortable night. Though his-condition is serious he is in no ,j'immediate danger. TAKEN Ran Away to Collins, Non laws necessary for the .carrying out of the agreement will be submitted; to a special meeting of the council to! be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock, 't The offer from the Bank of Mont-! .real came as a great surprise to the .members of" the council with the ex- ception of the Mayor, Controller Ev- ans- and Aid. Riley> It is understood that the. founda- tipuaor the Coffer was laid by Mayor Ashdown and Controller Evan? and Aid: Riley went east to conclude-the negotiations.. All i three are being warmly "congratulated ,piu-the _success of >their" 'eBorti? rhas yet .been made, about the overdraft at the Canadian Bank :of Commerce, .but a.. satisfactory settler in Wedlock Great. Falls, Feb." Tribune publishes the following despatch i'roin Collins, Montana: Last. Saturday evening'there arriv ed at .Collins Edgar Jones, ac companied. by his sister [Miss Etne and Miss -Mary Heighes, residents of "'Lethbridge, Canada. da'ry, and on Postmasterr.Ofc-. tender irig them his good learned had -.leitr Lcthbridg early Friday morning, and-driven r6 Hit the Collector Over the Head with A Poker and Laid Him Vancouver Feb. 'despatch rom Hazleton- says news confirming all previous reports of the remark- able richness the pay dirt in the lew placer gold fields on the Findlay iver in northwest 'British Columbia was brought by James Battes a pros- pector who reached here yesterday, le came out via the government trail :milt by the mounted police last The news has created a 'sensation iere and scores of people are pre- paring to join in the stampede as soon.as they can get out of the city. Buttes has several creek and bench claims: He stated that there is a great leal.of unprospectcd ground which promises to equal the locations al- ready .made, e He exhibited a poke of large'sized nuggets several of them wighing over three ounces. He stat- ed that it is not uncommon to wash gravol which goes from to a pan. 'About twenty miners are win- tering at the diggings. They are short of'provisions and it is' his in- tention to pack in several loads of supplies. A dozen people have al- ready left here for the new gold fic-lds. Thus far, four different outfits. Have arrived here from outside points on their-way to river." The number includes Frank Watson and Harry. Bodine, who left Vancouver travelled over- Mr. is a placer miner with an extensive ex- perience in .the Yukon. He states that the .new fields promise to rival the Klondyke.- and that there is an enormous.'. area of aurifierous country whicli-will prove well worth prospect- ing. Sluicing operations will not be .resmued.: until the middle of April. The financial stringency is causing strenuous times. Yesterday John Tudor of No. 3 was collecting some accounts for one of the city stores when 3ie mn iuto u whoSe pack of trouble. He presented a bill to Joe Woswald, who got wrathy at the idea of being asked to pay. He grabbed John's list of names and after a scuflle put them in the fire. As the collector remonstrated, Jos picked up a poker, and hit the finan- cial agent over the jaw with such force us to knock him out complete-1- ly. He was taken to the Hospital where Dr. McXally sewed him up but he thinks he may have to take out a Jiecc of the boue yet. The case is up this afternoon before Magistrate iuinphries. AN ATTEMPT ON SHAH'S LIFE BREWERS ARE UP IN ARMS They Take Exception to the New British Licensing Measure a month ago. They land Ifom.'. Kitimaat. Persian Monarch Had a Nar- i row Escape FrM Death will. be. arrived at in the by private conveyance to Sweot future. OPPOSIWN BLOCKS TBE EOTIATES HOUSE OF COMMONS SITS ALL NIGHT Bill Providing for Enlargement of Railway CoAmission Presented at Ottawa Minister of Marine Can't Get Estimates Through Traisfcrrf Made at Moose Jaw Ottawa, Feb. soon as supply was'reached at about'.11.30 last night Mr. Foster announced that the Oppo-, intended to 'pass no items and he seemed surprised tliat Mr. Field- ing should expect any progress. The estimates under review were those of marine and fisheries. Mr. Brodeur mid that the item which they had ust taken up and which was in re- gard to steamers in the far norMt had under discussion for three days, flowever, it was just as weH that ,hc House and the country should enow that the Opposition did not .vant to pass the estimates and at one o'clock the item was still being with .no prospect of it being Medicine Hat, Pcb. no official notification has been re- ceived by Supt. Lawrence, it is un- derstood thati an order will go into effect on I the trans- fer of freight to'points west on both the Crow and -main line division of the CvP..K...will be dbns at Moose Jaw instead of at Medicine Hat. At present this will make little or. no diifference in the steff in .the local freight shcda, but in the busy sea- son it means the employment ol about a dozen or fifteen additional truckers and checkers and a couple of clerks. One set of dispatchers has been laid off in Medicine Kat xinti! the railway business picks wher the summer schedule goes into effect line. It is 'expected the additional pnssonger service will tafia abovt Ibnh IMtrfoot it for passed. When the house met, F. D. Monk piit several questions to the minister of the interior, in respect to the re- cent arrest of. the two 'Japanese in British Cfliimbia.f Mr. Oliver said that the Japanese had been deported under the act. They came in from the United States because up to the present there has noUbeen any sys- tem under the exclusion act for pre- venting their arrival at railway points. The-department is now pre- paring to put the law into effect at railways as well as at seaboard points of The premier in" moving a resolution providing for a grant of for the Champlain Tercenteniary celebra- tion, said that R. L. Bordeu who was absent today wished to speak. He suggested that the general discussion tako place on the second reading of commissioner who would be required to possess qualifications for a super- ior court judge or a barrister of.ten years standing. 'The commission would be piyen power to hold more than one sitting at the. same time. The railways, which come under .the ict could be compelled to keep an agent at Ottawa upon whom notice :ould be served. In reply to ar question, Mr. Gra- liam said the decision given by a section of the board will have the same effect as a decision by the full board. W. F. Maclean thought the minis- ter should explain if the jurisdiction would ba increased. Hon. J. G. Haggart. expressed the hope that the commission will not be filled up with lawyers. He could not see why the assistant chief com- missioner must be. of the legal pro- fession and should receive more than the other members of the commission. Peter Christie, South Ontario, put in a plea for a farmer on tlie commis- Grass, where they: had the trai n, and that they werer in search of some one authorized i to tio tho nuptjal knot. The matter having becivbrought to the notice-of Mayor BenVFeist, orr Sunday "morning he dispatched Mr. post hnste to Chateau, and on his return with the license. Justice of the Feace Detlaas. on-Sunday ev- ening-, -at 7.30, gracefully' performed the ceremony.which Jones and Miss Heighes one. Angus acted best man, und the groom's sister. Miss Ethel Jones, as matd. The bride looked-altogether lovely in a dress'Of cream silk; and all the townspeople of Collins "were in joyful attendance. After cer- emony an elegant repast 'was served in the Corey dining roonv- Among those present and Mrs'. Corey, Mr. and Mrs. Feist, Mr. and Mrs. Orr, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Hollulmugh; Mr. and Mrs.. Crane, Mrs. Mann, Messrs. M. A. Corey, IJ. K. Corey, Mann and Mildreth. The wedding festivities were con- Monday night with a dance in the school house given in honor of the young and happy couple; .who left on Tuesday's north bound'train for Lethbridge, whore i he groom -has a prosperous business, and where it is hoped "nil will and jthnt no intrrnational complications will arise. The authorities of Collins'invite attyn-tion to the fact that their town is the most favorable point on the railway in Teton county for a "Gret am? when it-gets too chilly for Cupid in Canada he will always be tendered n warm and hos- pitable welcome in Collins. NT -AT-SWfFT CURRENT :Wmriipeg> Feb. Derby- shire was seriously by a pile oft lumber falling onr him at Swift Current. He has concussftm of the brain and cannot recover. London, .Feb. As- quith's bold and drastic licensing bill which was introduced in the House of Commons yesterday, is raising a stotm of denunciation in the Opposi- tion press. Mr. Bnlfour gave his party a lead in .the brief speech stig- matising the measure as "robbery." T5ie tremendous strength of the brew- ing interests throughout the country be brought to. bear in an prevent the passage of the bill or to obtain an extensive amendment specially as in the rlirectioh. of secur- ing a longer time limit than four years which is regarded as likely to inflict the inter- ests of :the shareholders of the brew- ing companies, .representing a capi- tal of- Some of the unionists 'regard the bill as another :.bi6ve f against the House..of :best "opinion in thejoby, the view that Mr. Asquith is Basking much more than he hopes to obtain .and that the bill would pass in greatly amended form. Teheran, Persia, Feb. An at- tempt was made in this city thii afternoon to assassinate the Shah- of Persia by a bomb. His majesty was not hurt. Three of the other ridera who were accompanying him at the time were killed. The Shah owes his escape to the precautions taken to protect him from just such an attempt as was made this afternoon. He was on his. way to a" nearby town where he intended to pass a few days. The procession had left the palace and was travers- ing a narrow street when two bombs were hurled at him from the roofx of a house. One .exploded in -the. air but the other struck the ground near the Shah's automobile. This missile killed the three outriders, wounded the chauffeur and a score of by- standers and shattered the vehicle. The Shah, however, was not in this automobile, having taken the pre- caution to send the motor a- head and ride himself in a' carriage further in the rear ot the procession. car.Vas a closed one and it was thought that the sovereign was inside. As soon as the Shah heard the explosion he alighted hurriedly from his carriage neighboring house. arid entered a Here he remain- id quietly while his attendants sent for a detachment of troops. The soldiers were hurried the scene 'ihd formed in front the house -vhere the Shah was. He .then came )ut and surounded by a big body juard returned to the palace. The louse from which the bomb was thrown and the buildings nearby were searched by the police but no arrests .vere made. SHERMAN HAD A SEAT1N LE GISLATURE TRICK WAS TURNED ON ROBERTSON Weil-Known Labor Man Invited to Occupy a Seat on the Floor of the House Got Right Alongside of the Lethbridge Member Mr. Simmons, rising Edmonton, Feb. its ac- beside him 'to aid him. Mr. Robert- count of the debate in committee on j son had no one present on whom, he the Compensation suys: Mr. Robertson's suggestion that I "Mr. Deputy Speaker, in vievr of trade delegates be allowed to come'your ruling and the strong desire of within'the bar of the House and I the member for. High River to see take part in the discussion, sonic labor delegate on the floor of Act the; Bulletin j cared to call. promptly said: RUSHING Construction Work on Kitimaat Branch Advancing Rapidly Vancouver, Feb. the difficulties experienced good pro- gress is being made the con- structiou work on the Kitimaat branch of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway according to a statement by I. 13.. Harstone, superintendent for contractors, Foley, Welsh and Harstone says that the big undertaking of building a ro.id from Kitimaat at tide-water to Copper'riv- 3r, over a distance of fifty miles was completed a fortnight ago. Since then rnnny sleigh loads of riiipplifs luive. bsen forwarded across divide to Copper river where sev- hundred men are -vc-ngaged in right of way have been cleared. Two t-ngineering parties are now ia the field checking up the final survey, and it is reported that one. or two slight alterations may be-carried out. With the advent of spring the num- ber- of laborers will be greatly in- creased. Act wns promptly shown by the tilt' House, I would ask -that Frank mier and Deputy Speaker to be un- Sherman, as .representative of one of parliamentary and without precedent, the largest iabur unions in the coun- in the consideration of a government try, he permitted to take a seat be- (side any member of this House He measure. Mr. Robertson that an injustice was being done to took the ground has nut asked ior this favor, but I request that he be allowed H. In the laboring classes in this doing so I desire to object further to ami he made a great show of the attitude of the member for High pnthy with the poor fellows' who Kiver in posing as a would-be chain- were discriminated against. He pUm of "some whom he hopes will was informed by the Premier that feel injured." the bill had been before the House Mr. Sherman then took a seat on nearly a month, und not only had i the of the House in the govern- aii the memlxTs had time for fulliment study of the provisions, but the la- bor unions had been given full oppor tunity to express their opinions on CALGARY IS IN THE FIELD DIVIDEND FOR LEROl the bin. The resolution was reported.! bill read a first Mr. Graham cited the appointment of Dr. Mills from the Ontario Agricul- tural college. David Henderson did not think that Mr. Mills was a practical farmer. Dr. Thompson, of the Yukon, want- ed to know if the commission" could regulate the rates on a bill by rail and water. will be dealt- with in a new bill, said Mr. Graham. the resolution was passed and the NO PROROGATION YET OPPOSITION REFUSED TO CON- NOT HAVE TIME TO CONSIDER A BILL Edmonton, Feb. to expectationa the legislature did not prorogue this afternoon and it is now tte and thoJ bill given its first reading. The House then went into commiltc of the whole on Mr, Graham's reso- lution to increase the mimber of the rnilwny commission to six. Hon. }Tr. Graham, in explaining, said the object was to provide for the addi- 'ion of three more members to the board, including assistant chief The first all night sitting of the! likely that the House will be in ses- sion' for several days. The proroga- Commons in years occurred last mghtj Uon o{ aesgion Wn3 impcdcd by an act and at the time of writing, is still' under vray. The Opposition before agreeing to the passage of a vote of for the patrol of northern waters and Hudson's Bay wanted Hon. Mr. Brodcur to produce cxpcn- ditarea incurred in expert audit o( the matter to any of the members in private. The fact that speaking outside the had once been allowed there pointed out by Mr.. Robert- bar was son, who was informed that IJie mea sure under question had been a priv- ate bill concerning Edmonton City; that it had come up in the earlier days of the T-egislature, and that pri accorded the various lawyers to speak was afterwards unparliamentary and had not. occur- red again. Since then city solicitors who had to bo consulted on munici- pal before the house -were gi- ven sents on the floor of the House, but were not permitted to take part providing for several amendments the discussion. The latter was ag- oxisting statutes. The Opposition i ainst parliamentary rules, claimed they did not have sufficient; The privilege of a scat on the floor tn consider thr bill and moved of iho UOVTSC was then avcorded by the adjournment of the House until the House to any labor delegate Monday. A hoi debate is expected, any member would care to have Rossi and, B. C.. A London cable today announced a dividend of two shillings for Leroi No. 2 making n total dividend since 1905 of four- teen shillings. War Eagle and Centre 5'usr show higher values and Eagle has just shipped 120 tons going 540.00 per ton in gold during the last six months of 1907. The company's properties. comprising Centre Star group, Ross- land: St. Eugene group. Moyic; and Snowshoe mine, Phoenix, shipped tons. This company also own trail smelter at which the aver- age amount of ore and by products was 116 tons per day, the amount of lead silver bullion pro- duced daily was 42 tons averaging per ton, copper matter. 15 tons averaging per ten. The amonut of pi? lead produced by the Trail refinery was 3.410 dnily average, nt per ton. Puts Up Money For Another Professional Bali Team Calgary, Alta.. Feb. en- thusiastic meeting of the Calgary Baseball Club was held yesterday in th.e Alborta Club rooms. The ques- tion of the financial state of the club was first taken up and thoroughly discussed with the result that in five minutes time those present sub- scribed over which shows that the enthusiasm among a certain num- ber of followrs of the game is far from dying at present. A motion was then brought up and passed that Bruce Robinson, presi- Jont of the Western Canada Leagut w. requested to call a meeting of the league nt an early date for the pur- pose of organizing the game for the season. Calgary has already mailed con- tracts to Chandler, Barnstead, Goxi- chee, Russell, Rodgers and several other pood players. Everything looks very promising for good ball this, coming sea-son. ;