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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta .UMC UrTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY DISPUTE OVER MILK RIVER WATERS Of Water- ways Treaty and Other Matera Great Falls, Jan. Tribune One report from Washington is to the effect that tbe draft of the .treaty arranged with Canada respect- ing the waters of the Milk and St. He May Lose His Fingers Mary's rivers provides that each shall have: the right to the waters of these rivers to the extent that such waters havetheir source, in their respective countries. In other words, that Ca- nada shall have the right to use all the water which arises in Canada and the people of tbe United States shall have an'.equal right to all the water rising within the boundaries of the United States. This is ail that the people of the Milt'River Valley have asked for, and provided the report is correct the proposed treaty will be satisfactory to people on this side. A dispatch .purporting to give the details of the goes on to say that it is believed that, this division will work; out .so that the Canadians will half of the water and the people of the United States an equal amount. It is difficult to sec how this can be so. Both branches of Milk river, have their source in the United Stales; and while there aro a" few tri- on the Canadian side, these are small and not to be generally re- lied upon for a steady supply of wa- ter. So far as the claim of the Unit ed. States to the St. Mary's River is concerned, all the water has its source on this side of .the line. While there are a few Canadian tributaries to the St. Mary's before it flows into the Belly river, any right to these has never been claimed by the United United and in fact the water could not be used' on this side of the ,Hne at all. For ihe purr poses of either irrigation or naviga- ,the waters of the St. Mary's wheire it crosses the international boundary is of more importance than is all the other water involved in the controversy. Our dispatch this morning says that the -proposed treaty is satisfactory to the service and the Mon- delegation in congress, so that presumably it will also be satisfac- tory to the people of the Milk river valley. If such is the case, then we hope for its speedy ratification that work can started on the whole Milk River project, and the patience of the land owoers in that section be rewarded. Claresholia, Jan. S. Hotcii- kiss went out to his ranch, west or the discovered that his hir- ed man of the name of Miles was in bed "with his hands-frozen. It seems that he had gone out to chop wood and having frozen his hands took to his bed. When Mr. Hotchkiss arrived there was no fire in the though there was plenty of wood and. the had had nothing to eat ex- cept a frozen loaf and some .water. He is likely to lose' his" fingers. He had been in bed for a week and but for Mr. Hotchkiss' timely arrival would have been frozen to. death. The nominations for the vacancy in the council today were C. S. Noble real estate agent; W. C. Miller, con tractor; and. Geo. Farrer, jeweller The election is on the 21st inst. GT II .1. P. COMING HERE WILL BE BUILT TO LETHBRIDGE BY END OF YEAR WITH DISPLAY TRADES AND LABOR R. Ingle, the New President --SiiDucan, Secretary Tne following officers were elected at the meeting of the Trades and La- .bor..Council last night: _ President; Bro. R. Tnglf, Structur- al iron Workers' Union. Nicholson. Typ- ographical Union. Swretary.. Sid Duncan. Typograph- ical; .Union. Assistant Secretary, J. B. Kelsey, Musicians' Union. Treasurer. J. McCorraack, Brewer's Union, Sergeant at Arms, Bro. Doyle. Stractural Iron Workers' Union. 'Statistician, Sid Duncan, Typogra- phical Union. Executive Committee, Bros. Nichol- Symonds, Pipes, Frayne, Kelsey. Legislative Committee, Bros. Sy- monde, Larson and Tuck well. Trjifltees, J. Ritchie, for three J. Baldry, for two years; T. W. .Hanraban, lor one year. Great Crowd Present Lieut. Governor's Reception Edmonton. Jan. a large crowd of interested sightseers the fourth session of the first Legislature of the Province of. Alberta was open- ed by Lieut .-Governor Bulyea1 this afternoon. Although the temperature was down to" thirty below, the day was bright and clear, and the proces- sion from Government House made a brave showing] Long before three o'clock the Assembly Hall was filled and by the time the Governor arriv- ed the crowd was overflowing and the street packed for a distance of a block. "Order, shouted the" ser- geaut-at-arms. as; he entered carrying the mace, followed" by Speaker Fisher and members of the Govern- ment. The crowd surged to its feet, and.the chaplain, Rev E. E. Marshall, delivered the opening prayer. An- other, wait, then the cheers of the crowd .outside, champing of bits, hoarsely shouted eornmandSj crunch- ing of hoofs "on snow, warned those inside of the arrival of. the Lieut.- Governor. he alighted from his carriage; accompanied by the Mount- ed Police, and military-officers, trum- pets blared forth a general salute, and the escort of Alberta ;Mbunted Rifles presented arms. A brief wait, and "Lieut.-Governor Bulyea" was announced .in stentorian tones by Capt. A.D.C. Ac- companied by his staff the Governor entered, splendidly arrayed in full Windsor uniform, brilliant with gold lace. Surrounding him, and making big contrast with his black uniform and dark clothes of the .ushers and other dignitaries, were officers of escort, brilliant in scarlet and gold. Tbe Governor lost no time reading the speech from the throne. As soon as the Governor left the House was called tp order by Pre- mier Rutherford, who, seconded by Hon. Mr. Cross, moved that the speech of his Honor be taken- into consideration on Monday next. This was carried. It was also moved that the Stand- ing Committees of the House be form- ed to consider and report on Bills Standing, Privileges and Elections, Railways, Public Accounts, Municipal -Law, Legal Bills, Agricul- ture and Colonization. Hon. Mr. Rutherford, seconded by Hon. Mr. Gushing, moved a special committee of eight members be ap- pointod to prepare at once a list of members to act on these committees. The eight members selected were Hon. Messrs. Rutherford, Cushing, Finlay, and Messrs. Robertson, Ro- senroll, Mackenzie. Simpson and Mac- Phcrson. Only seventeen Important Announcement Made By a G. T. P. Official At Edmonton Work Will Be Started In the Spring {Special to The Herald.) Edmonton, Jan. I have been conferring with Hon. Messrs. Rutherford and Crocs regarding. ,our branch admitted D'Arey Tate, solicitor for Grand Trunk Pacific, tr a Herald representative tonight. "More especially the line from Wainwright to Calgary and to Lethbridge and he went on. "We expect to begin this line in the spring, and should have the whole 330 miles completed before the end of the year." Mr. Tate attended the opening of Parliament, and afterwards was closeted with the two Ministers for seme time. Although he refused definitely to say that he had the assurance that the Government guarantee of the bonds for the branch lines would go through, he stated he would return here in three weeks, when a bill to this effect would be before the House, and spoke- very optimistically of the result. "What other branch-lines will this bill he was asked. "One or two others are spoken he replied. "But we do not care to speak about them, just now. However, our aim is to develop the southern part of Alberta as much as possible before touching the other "Regarding the main line, we expect to connect up Edmonton and Fort Wiiiiam about May, when the operating department will take over and run the trains between these two points." Mr. Tate is on hk way Victoria for the opening of the British Columbia Parliament Tuesday "Contrary to he said, "not one.i wtr-o-f; land has yet been sold at-Prince Rupert. Several peo- ple are squatting there, but they will have to go when ordered. I will-register plans next week if all goes well, and Prince., Rupert will on the market in May. It has not yet been decided how lots will be sold, but as the Government and officials of the railroad favor auction, this wiil probably be the way, and the sale will be held at either Vancouver, Victoria, or Seattle, with a good reserve on each lot. There are acres to be sold in 25-foot lots, and it will take a small_fortune to buy some. We expect some wilt go as high as As yet the Provincial Government-has not picked out their lots, but this will be done next week before the plan is registered. "Prince he said In conclusion, "is no place for a man with little or no morvey, as things will be done on a large scale there at first, and continue that way for two or three years. The place Js receiving world-wide attention as a seaport, 'and-already we have received applications from ail over Europe and some places in Asia, for good land." _ Feigned Illness Stole Watch Edmonton, Jan. C, J Stuart, the man of many aliases, whc was arrested last Sunday at Vegre ville by Dt'tective Webb comes up in tfie police court tomorrow, he will be charged with still another offence ir addition to those which are now standing against him. Besides hav ing attempted to purchase a farm at Big Island and a hotel a Vegrevillo for with worthies cheques, Stuart is now accused of th theft of a gold watch. According t the story told to the police, Stuart complained that he was ill and ask ed for the loan of a gold watch ove night in order that he might kno the proper time at which to take hi medicine. He left next morning with out returning the watch. Sheep Number Fifty Thousand members were in attendance today, although others are expected to be here in a few days with the exception of J. W. Woolf, Cardston, who on a trip to Utah. The. Legislative committee was ask- 1 Tonjgnfc Government House was a o convene for the purpose of de- m of a brilliant- assemblage ciding upon some definite action inj Of members and society people at- of labor, to be brought! ine official reception. Mem- bers of the Farmers' Association, now At a meeting of the Alberta Sheep Breeders' Association in Calgary, this week, the statement was officially made that there were only heep in Alberta last year as compar- ed with in 1905. It is known that the increasing set- tlement of the country is affecting the sheep rancher '.very much the same as the cattle man, but not- to the extent 'those figures would indi- cate. W. A. Hamilton, who is "an officer f the Southern Alberta Association, informed the Herald this morning that from statistics gathered, from, sheep men east on the .Crow to Lake and south of the Crow to the boundary, it was found .that there were over fifty thousand sheep .in this part of the country last year. That means there are more sheep in one Alberta than the Alberta Association gives for the satire province. MIXED WITH WINNERS OF !N B.C. Mayors Who Were Elected In Principal Cities Discovered and Dis- aster Averted At Cardston Remove Target Of Bourassa to the Herald) Jan. don't know whether there are any anarchists among the Pass coal miners where our town gets their coal for the pow- er house or whether it is simply a case of "familiarity breeds con- teriipv' but it is a fact that the sec- ond stick of dynamite was found last week together with a cap and fuse, as it was being shoveled into the coal bin atj, our electric light works-. Just what the result would have been had it been put into the boiler furnace we cannot say, but judging from what often happens when oniners try to thaw out sticks of dynamite in a kitchen stove, there would be some- thing doing and people woitld have been heard to say, "Where was San- dy when the lights went out? Unless our neighbors in the Pass arc i-.ore careful, we will have to screen our coal for dynamite before using it. Quebec, Jan, Adelard Turgcon, Minister .of Public Lands and Forests in the Gouin Govern- ment, is to. resign >is portfolio-today, Mr. Turgeon is to be appointed to the Legislative Council, and to become president- of that body. It was ..ex- pected that an attack upon Mr. Tur- geon by Henri Bourassa would be one nf the .features of the coming session of'-rthe Legislature. What effect Mr. Turgep a's resignation from the' Gov- ernment will-have upon. Mr. Bouras- sa's sessionarcampaign is not known. Will Be Known As the United Farmers Of Alberta A SMALL WRECK. Another wreck is reported today from the west, as at. some point in the Crow's Nest Pass four or five cars have jumped the irack. The auxiliary is reported: to have gone to render assistance during the night. There cannot be much dam- age., however, for-trains were .'able to go through without much delay. MAN KILLED BY A TREE befoire provincial house by thcjr representative, Donald, McNab, at the preiient session of tho Alberta Legis- lature. This newly elected secretary. Sid Duijjan, asked that he be provided witfiLdn office in the labor hall, which wwiiv'nedily granted, and the com- room at bock of the hall wa> iclectod. Tho trustees were em- to expend aa much money as 'deemed fit for tho furnishing- of The office will still be committee room. meeting here, attended wearing badges. in a body. BANK MANAGER MOVED. (Special to The Htraid.) Pinchcr Creek, Jan. G. W. Larmour, who has been manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce here for over a year, received word to re- port at the head office in Winnipeg. Mr. W. G. Lynch, a former manager is acting manager pro tern Victoria, B. C., Jan. Lew- is Hall was reelected mayor of Vic- toria today by 481 majority. The Sunday closing referendum carried but the proposal to vote a grant to tbe Tourist Association was lost. Revelstoke, -Tan. Fv land- mark, elected mayor by 120 majority. Nelson, B. C., Jan. civic election today resulted in the com- plete victory of Harold Selous and his whole aldermamc ticket. The campaign has been a-Very keen one throughout and a large vote was polled. Vancouver, B. C., Jan.. S. Douglas, broker, was elected mayor of Vancouver by 636 plurality .over four opponents. Bylaws to raise nearly a million and a half for parks, schools, sewurs, streets, exhibition, and other public purposes, were car- ried. Victoria, B. C.. Jan. muni- cipal elections in Nanairao, Thomas Hodgson was elected mayor 'jy 150 majority. Greenwood, B. C.. Jan. ing, elected mayor. Rossland, B. C., .Jan. Martin elected mayor. Feraie, B. C.r Jan. elected mayor over L, P. Eckstein by 65 majority. Pheonix, B. C., Jan. W. Rumberger, elected mnyor by 85 ma- jority. Fatality In Lumber Camp Occurs NearCoieman C.N.R. WANTS TO LC.R. President Mackenzie Says Canada Would Benefit By Deal Edmonton. Alta., Jan. long looked for amalgamation of the Canadian Society of Equity and Al berta Farmers' Association was con sumated in the Mechanics' Hall this morning and hereafted the um'tet body will be known as the Unitet Farmers of Alberta. The new- organ- ization has a membership of five thou sand and. Jaaaes Bower, of Red Deer.: was elected president; Rice Strathcona, S. G. Fream, secretary. Remaining officers will be elected later. The Alberta Farmer's Association has been in session here some days considering amalgamation and at first some objections -were made. For over two days a wordy warfare was wagad and finally a standing7vote was tak- en Wednesday night as to whether the as drafted by both or- ganizations should be accepted. This was carried almost unanimously. Those objecting demanded a vote by "ballot, which resulted in the accept- ance by one hundred and one to four- 'teen. The result was announced amid a scene of the'wildest enthusiasm and on the motion of D. Warner, Edmon- ton and Thos. Wool ford. Cardstbn, it was made unanimous. Delegates from the Society, of Equity tonight hall to the tune of "For they .are; jelly good fellows." Hon. W. T. Fi.nJa.y, .mimster of agriculture and Geo; Efarcourt, deputy minisrter, addressed the gathering and congrat- ulated -all on amalgamation. "G-od speed the unity "which has risen among you." said Mr. Finlay, "and may- your success in the future as fanners of Alberta be even greater past." The question of compulsory hail in- surance was taken up. but nothing was done. The general feeling of the meeting seemed to be expressed by B. Warner. Edmonton, who cautionryi farmers against placing burdensome taxation on themselves. Montreal, Jan. Wm. Mackenzie, of the. G.N.R., was in Montreal today, and made, the defin- j ite announcement that the Mackenzie and Mann interests had decided to j connect their western division and eosternjines by building a road.from Port- Arthur to ,Parry Sound. Mr. Mackenzie further said he favored (Special to the Herald) Coleirian, Jan. Jost was accidentally killed while felling- a tree in the woods near here the absorption of the I.CJR. by the yesterday morning. Deceased was I C.K.R. as a final eastern link to the _______ ______ Atlantic, and considered that this L- which dealt with 1 would prove beneficial to the Domin- employed in one of Gibson's camps.- The coroner's jury the case this mining gave a verdict ion as well as to the company. Should of accidental deafni. stranger. C.N.R. COMING Calgary, Jan. publishes a report that the C.N.R. will build to Calgary and then to Lethbridge, with a branch north of Lethbrrdge to Macleod. It also that C.N.R. will over charter for Cardston Railway, and will build a line from Macleod lo the Crow's Nest -Pass. this be done rates would be put in force which would not detri- mental to the country through which the T.C.R. runs. ROJESTNC3KY DEAD. St. Petersburg, Jan. death is announced of Vice-Admiral Eojest- was in command of the Russian fleet in May, 1905, when he was" practically annihilated by the Japanese in battle in the Sea of Ja- pan. CHANGES IN m Temperance Delega- tion Waits On the Government Edmonton, Jan. deputation from the Alberta .Temperance and Moral Reform League waited on the members of the Government today with a .petition, for amendments to the liceasing ordinance. Key, Dr. MacQueeri, of introduced the speakers. Rev. Geo. G. Webber, of Okbioks, 'general, .secretary of the league, pre- .sented the petition, and spoke on. the first two" clauses dealing with local option, and limitation .'of liquor from clubs. He took the ground that the present local option was not what was needed. .What was wanted was the simplified -local option ;law on a ma- jority vote. .He said the club was a home, and no, place to have liquor in- troduced to rain, .some of our best young men, and now that the pro- vince was being built up it'was time to' stop the eyiL Bishop Harris, a Mormon bishop of Cardston, -wanted ..the ordinance changed to make drunks found in lo- cal option districts teil where the li- was procured. .Rev. Mr.; Fortune, of Red Deer, field secretary of the league, advocat- ed closing bars on Christmas, Good He ar- gued that oth'er businesses closed on those days, and_that the Saskatche- wan Government had granted this legislation He also wanted the pres- ent ordinance regarding forty dwell- ing houses on 60 acres for'one license changed to read that houses must "be inhabited for at least three months before a license 'is granted. -At the present time shacks are being con- structed in "which, rneil live over night to enable them to procure a license, and make 40 dwelling places. He also wanted a clause that minors and men found drunk" dxifing prohib- ited hours be forced to. give evidence where they 'obtained liquor, and that the second "conviction of selling to minors be punished bjr imprison- ment, without the option of a. fine. He took up question of. license inspectors He argued that inspect- or bs compelled- to 'ttke 'aiSdavit that all" requirements of the law are fulfilled beJore reconrrnending an ap- plication for a license. In replying, Mr. Rutherford pro- mised the Government would give the matters touched on careful eonsid- ration. 'REM1ERS AND THE ELEVATORS leply To the Grain Growers Has Been Drafted OLD TIMER DEAD. Calgary, Jan. Riley, an old timer, and father of E. H- Riley, Harold W. ty Provincial Secretary, is dead, was twice a candidate for the Northwest Legislature. He old NO VERDICT IN MAINS CXSE. Flushing, N. Y., Jan. jury in the trial of Thornton J. Hains, charged as principal with his brother Captain Peter C. Hams, Jr., in the killing of Wm. E. Annis, after delib- erating all night without reaching a verdict wont to breakfast at 7..30 o'clocV this rhoming, having been out since 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Towards morning tired and exhausted many of the jurors fell asleep in their chairs while their more wakeful'assu-i ciates debated the conflicting prints of testimony. An unusual Teature of the jury's deliberations was the fact that not one single intimation came from the jury room -luring. thfnce. It will be sent to Regina for Vernier Scott's approval and aigua- ure, and thence to Edmonton to Vernier Rutherford, who will present t to the Gram Growers1 secretary at Calgary. Hon. J. A, Calder was in the city some days ago, and consulted with the Government as to the reply, which will no doubt prove satisfac- tory to the Saskatchewan. Govern- ment. If no changes are made by the other two Premiers, it is expected the reply will be in. the hands of tho grain growers in ten days. It is a rather bulky document, and has been drafted a number of times, which in- dicates that the Government appre- ciate the importance of the step they are taking. .The substance :bf the re- ply is not available, and will not be given out until: it has been received by the Grain Growers. OPEN YARD AT MAQRATH. Magrath is to have, a new lumber yard. Mr. Ma'cMtirphy, manager of the South Alberta. Lumber Company, has just, returned Jfroiu that- town, where he purchased a site and com- pleted arrangements to have build- ings erected. Fifteen cars of lumber have been ordered. This yard, like tlie Leth bridge and New Dayton yards, will carry a com- plete stock of lumber and building materials. The lumber companies evidently expect a big demand for lumber dur- ing the next few ;