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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 31, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Tw7 VOLUME VI. TWELVE PAGES Lethbridge, Alberta. Friday, January 31, 1913. PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 43 ! I't ji; ES AGIST PEOPLE IN THE ROYAL BANK CASE form of tUe bonds and guarantee, the province of Alberta should, as between Itself and the railway, be primarily liable on the .bonds, and should Indemnify the company against any claims for damage c loss' by interested parties. (Continued on page 11). While Legislature Had Power to Rescind Bill Giving  Railway Company the A. & G. W. Charter it Could Not Touch the Money in the Bank London, Jan. 31.-The Judicial com- Chancellor, that, notwithstanding the mlttee of the Privy Council today al-'" " ' ------- .*- lowed the appeal of the Royal Bank against the judgment rendered against it by the Supreme Court of Alberta. Lord Chancellor Haldane, In delivering judgment, said that the appeal Involved questions.of the greatest importance, and' proceeded to review exhaustively the grounds^ of the appeal. He described the provincial government's agreement with the Alberta & Great Waterways Hallway, the situation in 1910, the sale of bonds, and other matters leading up to the appointment of a Royal commission of Inquiry. While this commission was sitting, there was a change of the provincial government.; The new. administration introduced' and ^passed two statutes, and on the validity of the first of these the ques tlonto be decided'In this appeal turned.  ... This statute, after setting out in the preamble that the Alberta & Great Waterways Railway Company had made default in payment of interest on bonds and in construction of the line, and', then ratifying and confirming the guarantee by the province of the bonds, proceeded to enact that the whole-of the proceeds of the sale of the bonds; and all interest thereon, including such part of the proceeds of their sale as was then standing In various banks in the name of the treasurer of the province, or otherwise, and comprising inter alia the six million dollars; -with accrued tn-tereat^ln^the appellant bank, shouldV for^^r^J'&lSthe -.general revenue lunds of the.;'province free from' the claim fit the;A^erta>&,Great-Wfter-waysjy^'and^be.pA^jjver to the provincial , tr.�toUr!ftfjq{wl(^ouit deductatm; * MR. BENTLEY WOULO RUN ? Ex-Mayor Harry Beul'.ey has announced his willingness to serve out the late Aid. Mc-Cambly's term in the Council if he is elected by acclamation. Mr. Bentlej- has the leisure time, and says he is quite willing to attend all the meetings the Mayor calls without complaint. Mr. Fodnveried>. into*.'.schools HEARD TODAY Commissioners Heard both Sides and Deferred Decision- -Will Visit North Side The .North Lethbridge hotel license application has been- adjourned ior 'further consideration -by the commis'-sioners on adate to be fixed by them later. The. Commissioners;-will also visit the site of -the proposed -hotel TKis was the outcome of the license commissioners'.-meetirig /today held in the LO.O.P. hall. with'-Chairman Mc-Kerraoher presiding,� who had also with liim. Mr. D. . iters. .."I am*ready for you," heisalfl-and; the- next momeiit he collapsed and- died insf'a,ntly'.' i;~K'-' The announcement of the result .of the polling was followed by extraorr dinary scenes. , The' pent-up excitement of the population was. Vented"in"; wild \ demonstrations. A deafening^ tornado of shrieks* cheers-and hisses. broke_ loose, and- this .was- accompany, . panied by the; firing of- revolyers^vi $ isThe,:/Nationalists sang "A* lSfatlpn' once again,' 'to which the Unionists T$s;p6nded;;:^ "God Save the King" Rival Factions Clash' ,'./'� :� -Mounted. aRdVffbo't-;-.p^ clear the way -and^farm, an escort round Mr. Hogg ahd^Coi. Pakehham: while they were on ^thielr wayto-the^ �� hotels. ' The. riy'al//?r6^ds ; ofr ^hohiM. at'.-flne^vPpi111 %5;^^^^^%!^,W : e^bSa�^r.bwln^^ andS^^ ^b'ftged^ to . .bis, ' coK deaguesi Their-fs^ryice^^ Hnity." and: p�rt!w)^%%&vifi4Mria^ preference, ar? cpnspicuous-'jaSd^ould:; render-'-any sthe purpose for which it was subscribed. As a matter, of fact, .the bondholders don't want to receive vtheir'5nionoy, and are quite' content to �nafveMbe province's security, 'ikst^ad^of the A. & G.W Railway Co.'s! " ";2 ;;wsf had only the bondholders to v.,. deaf:' with, there ^wouid have been no dispute as to the action of the government. Royal BaplssPleased Montreal, Jafetfi^'The judgment of the Erivb^^^y: justified fth-e Roy-, �V >BBaf�*^^P^rab4 4liich: it' took,. iV'fegaf^io'Si&l^ logi�|won,'.;. declare ed �" 8ie'7lmfnjagem�n;r Tot -�� the -Royal Bank- of, Qaiffidla^tiiday;>"ln ^regard �" to the,; judgmlntv.bfiitlie 'Brivy*'CounciI, ih the. oelebritedKGreatWaterways; case. ': "The-aclion+!Of the bank', in taking the "stand ^'itj^did. for..the protection of foreign-, fnyestors is- receiving''general jdppto-fal,ft;;,the -genoral manager of the ibaniv^tated. .  rROG�n4 BURNED TO DEATH . Richlandy- Iowa, Jan. 31.-Major .tHarrisAnia wife and two children and 'hiswrnothert were burned to death at HO', a'cloqlc -this morning when their sfarm-home, three miles north of Rlch-;landii.^vas5'destroyed by fire. - ? i> BEATTIE NESBITT DEAD ? _- {. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Toronto, .Jan. 31.-Dr. Beat-tie Nesbitt, ex-M.P.P., president of the defunct Farmers Bank, died this afternoon at 3.30 o'clock. He had been ill for a year, and toof HI for the past T3ree months to face the jury on the charge of fraud In connection with the defunct bank. He was formerly a power in Toronto politics. London, Jan. 31 .�&�*- vStpii^:|a v distinguished member .ot^the^'Liberal party ", in - the ;,. the;age^of 73. Before belng-cre-ated "a peer, he �� was well '?s^known; as Sir Walter Foster. .?VHe.waS by profession a-physi- clan,-,and was the author of nu-!: heart disease. i *.r. ):">���-'  - � � operation. ;� Th(erQ,_has bpen,. a great deal said of .the t'proposed construction ol\'the,.G.. ,T. P. from^ Calgary "to/th!s city, and the activity; of; the'company in, . 6b-tD;ning'?orde'r$ Ironi the, railway, .com-vnnssiin injjOonnecttoriAvith thePtranch m question^ led to the belief that the line would he-constructed this year for a certainty. However,, all inferences to; this elfect have been wrong. It see'ms impossible' that the company will have a line in Lethbridge before 1915." ";' ' '. Why  did the company abandon the' construction of the Calgary-Goutts branch That question is naturally asked..v . �'�, ., The reason, as ^iven-the Herald, is that the-extension of the Calgary branch-south would open no new ter-ritory.r;,as "it almost .parallels the CarmangajAbranch of^the C.P.R. The construction of the branch was op-' posed by. W-.. A. Buchanan, M.P., ber fore the'Board of Trade last summer on that ground, but' the Board of Trade neld''a' differenti'view; . However,- there- is -another reason. If the &.'P.p. were to construct the branch .fronii Calgary, they would be forced to ship via Edmonton in or-der.-to reach their maint lhie. The distance from Lethbndgetb the east via Edn?onton would he so much greater than over the: C.P.U.- lines that the G.T.P. would be unable to compete Mansions on 10th St., at the rear of the Victoria Mansions. The cost will be in the neighborhood of $60,000. Prospective Buildings : Other buildings which will likely be erected during the year will be-, a new hotel replacing the Ooa'dale 'on ; the corner of 3rd Ave. and'5th-St.,' S. Although H. L. Stevens is now in. California, and will not return, for. sty weeks, it is understood thatplartsr are pow being prepared. Just whatS tlie co's't, ol. the proposed new --\hp1jgj.? will he is notJsnown, but #t thej&i^ftT ithr. hotel changed ownership,^ v'^Mir.-Stevens-; Intimated- tlia't j,tewouJd :(jgst' information about -the "G.T'9,. Inten- at least SlO'O.OO'o,.There are alfarulb tions affecting 'Lethbringe^S^f^he-l ors/.-tba^wthe^., Melrchfmts Bankn'-will, taken as authentic^ as thev.'Ka.veif'te^Jbuifd a%ime ne"-*^'!!!^^^ at the'safte 'obtained' from '%e mostr vMlablK; tithe,"bh$tthei;e is nothing a,t afl^set-Sources ' i"- ~"> , (Conclnued on page 11) 'i BY THE CITY -o * at Lambeth^ yesterday agaiti^t ^ �a: suffragette, was. a stats-went by the defe^danti^/^hef;*^ -w, declared her-inteitlpn^ pfv.at-tempting to have^o^nnterviBW ? with the King. ; W:-> ^u,-~....^' -jW :,woiiid ! ? ; and/befdre'; their .delegation ha,d'- conjpleted Vita business, theyjhad^ asked for another ' street car on. the>,blue ;linep- H;'they cannot get a;third* car ' on- regular service,. they .would ..like, a :cax!'; dmv' Ing the rush hours. ' - The delegation pointed out thaty 52 per cent of the passengers qn^the^i'. railway are carried by the two;'blue^i line cars, while the1 other five.cars. In.- ' south  Lethbridge carry-:.only.�J48ifper�f'-cent. ' �� -'   "r4i^f?;'- would ering,1 _ the street railway commit^,|^a^iir,|^'^ he had interviewed1'Supt. Reid.r-^hor^" j/.^ intimated that another car would^b�v J * added to the blue line servjceJ'sTi^t-^ ^ *4 ly and would be left in servlcW�l|H f found to be a paying proposltlo'^!^, > ' Trte^Street Lights . ?�|V ^ ^ "Thirteenth Stroot North', ia.ajus'-'' A'jjfe iness street'and we "want it nUod as .such,*' was the'' dictum frbnt"> \ ijrf* %. J.^P^ 'Alexander,'on hehaJ^ofVthe^ V wanted the' electrlqal department $o'\ -light 13th street as"the other.Vullv'''^ s ness Streets of the city are lightted^.'r^ iur riiimrvrp. " We ask for-^lu]i:,y,'i ^''f- ilMayw H~4rj&�~tUftt t)' T A\hlw#^ :Koii.d donrtfo,a'iark to" tht* �;it� A^^'S'' litnu louncll 'meeting this aO-lrnoop^^^ JM "H^l'pw whs- p'ebenf and C"'^^^^P tf^&ifhe ^nouncemgntv "Atotyty)ig*]{.vys> WKTC Wtnfe^uiioll' ln� biifd Li. * ^ going u>m *;ttf ^^iw'and.giyo tte'citYizpk�k"!mm.rmi ill,, corn ^Continued iiprihe ucn a^res".T'ai^n6�t;, 26 79 04?779 15 73?7 475818 ;