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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 14. THE LETHBRIDOE DAILY HERALD MEDICINE HAT If you are interested in the City of Medicine Hat, call at our office and let us show you maps, blue prints, etc., of City View Sub-division Prices Low. Terms Easy. F. C. Lowes Co. J. R. Anderson, Manager June 15, 1011. Look This Up Lots m Block 23, Duff Addition, close to Ninth Avenue, at each R V. GIBBONS CO. Phone 1101 Ott Block GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF HUDSON'S BAY RY. Unanimous Desire of Associated Aiiiit- anct for on Coal and Telegraph Tolli to Roada--Noviouc Important Resolutions. We are offering a 1280 acre improved farm, 2 1-2 miles from growing town. 350 acres In crop, crop included; 4 miles new fence; water at 16 feet; one mile to coal mine; good soil. This is an Al propo- sition. Price and terms are right. THE O. T. LATHROP 0. W. KERR CO. .....RESIDENT MANAGER That the convention of Tr.he Assoc- iated Boards of Trade is composed of business men was apparent yes- terday afternoon. As soon as the cre- dential committee had reported, the resolutions committee, which is the important committee of the whole convention, through its chairman, M. H. Belcher, of Winnipeg, made its. report. Some few resolutions that were presented were dropped by the committee as ibeing too local in char- acter or oulslde the scope of the As- sociation. The report was adopted, and the committee got down to busi- ness on the resolutions that were al- lowed to stand. In the absence of William Cousins, of Medicine Hat, who came late, E. M. Saunders, of Calgary, undertook to father a resolution from the Hat Board of Trade that the matter of the non-enforcement of the noxious weeds' regulations be ibrought to the a'ten- tion of the provincial governments, with the. request that the necessary stepgi be taken to have this law strict- ly enforced. Mr. Saunders said ttie chief objec- tion to the present enforcement seem- ed to be in the choice of the weed in- spectors being made from resident ol' j the districts. j E. E. Spackman; of Gull Lake. I said, the department of agriculture tthat province got the rural municipal raise no grain at all, and there is no uae of'one man trying to keep his farm clean if his neighbors don't. The resolution carried. Assisted Immigration The next resolution considered was that concerning assisted immigration along the lines being worked by the Winnipeg Board of Trade and the Im- perial Home Re-union Association, and was treated as a very important All reliable companies FARM At lowest rates of interest The H. MACBETH AGENCY ities to choose the inspectors so to inaugurate a j each had only a township and a half tq look -the government hud general inspectors as well. In Alberta, Wm. Laurie, of Card- j the inspectors have too large areks to inspect, and the in- spectors being local men the law was >v i often not impartially enforced. In M reply to a statement 'by A- T. Hnurer, of Regina, he said that it was tbe duty of the 'business men, the 'proles'' sional men, and even the preachers to work and pray to get rid of-the weeds.. J. A. Hammer, Cardston, said that if the weeds' w.ere unchecked it would not be long 'before the land would IM8URANGE LOANS Quarter section irrigated, all in crop per acre Close in. Easy All Kinds of Insurance Kerr Phone 623. Sixth St opp Bank of Montreal. LOOK THESE UP "fully modern 7 room house on Westminster' Road, only fl.OOO.Sijil bundle this deal Don't miss it. acres cf first claim land, 7 miles fron town, all in crop. Oulr now, fllOO ntui) will swing tnis deal, balance crop mv- THE CASCADEN LAND COMPANY ROOM 3, MACOONALD BLOCK, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. In Inside Property Money to Loan on Im- proved Farm and City Property HJ.H.Skeitl) Phone 1343 Opp. Alexandra Hotel work. Richard Loney, of Moose Jaw, in moving the adoption of the resolu- tion, said that the idea had come from Winnipeg, but. his Board thought it so important, that the .Associated Boards shpuld.'take it up. The whole Vesol- ution_feftd: "Whereas; there are a large number of married settlers from Europe locat- ed in Western Canada, who, in addi- tion to maintaining themselves, have to support a wife and family in the Old Land; and whereas, the settlers referred to for some time to come financially unable to provide the ne- cessary funds for the transportation to this country of those dependent up- on them; and whereas, it is manifest the presence of. the latter would tend to, promote social conditions in the life of the settler so situated, in ad- dition to promoting a-sense of true Canadian citizenship among the child- ren, Therefore, be it resolved, that the Provincial be memoral- system working in conjunction with Boards of Trade or municipal officers, of lending as- sistance. to settlers so situated for bringing their families over to this country with the least possible delay." Before; the resolution passed there- a- good' deal of discussion as' to the advisability of getting the. govern- ment, to have anything to do with it Mr. Loney said their idea was to make the movement broader than it would be if bandied by local organiza- tions. 'Mr. Saunders. in seconding the re- solution, said he had known of many cases Where industrious married men. secures immigrants or the best class. If the' government assistance is secur- ed, the plan will fail. If the provin- cial governments would, co-operate with the Boards of Trade there would be some chance of success. W. P. Wells, of Regina, smid that government assistance would take the whole feeling: of sentiment from, the scheme, and this is the cause of its success. Those assisted would be more anxious to repay local men who had assisted them than to repay any government." The motion was withdrawn to be recast along the lines suggested in the above resolution although there was a strong feeling that govern- ments of the provinces should have nothing u> do with it. Expropriate Reserves "That in the1 opinion of this Board the proposed legislation now pending in the Federal .Parliament, giving the authorities! power to svpropriate such portions of Indian Reserves as are contiguous to -towns, should be modi- fied so as to make the provisions ap- plicable to all towns of inhabi- tants or over." It-did not take long for .Win. Laurie and Ma'yo'r Hamm.-of Cardston, to per- suade the convention; to pass the ab- ove Railway Routes Another Cardston resolution was one concerning the publishing of no- tice of intention 'of railways to change their routes after they had-been ap- proved iby the Minister of Railways and the-Rail way Commission. "The resolution worded just to express the opinions of the convene tion on the subject, so it was referred back to be redrafted. TW idea is to have the publication papers, in- stead of by mailed notices to interest- ed parties, so that everybody may have a chance to be heard should there be any objection to the proposed change. fCwn Site Plans In view of the fact that all three provinces have -laws "that- practically, though not exactly coven the intent of a resolution proposed e of no owner of a subdivision can divide his land in 'such' a way as to leave a. strip to prevent the extension .of streets, and in every town certain parts be provided for parks ami schools: .He said that the C. in their new towns are providing for a park next the railway, with other park and school sites in different parts, and in other ways. are providing for the building of attractive towns. Land Titles Act A resolution of deep concern, not only to homesteaders, 'but also to ev- ery business man who does business with them, was passed almost without follows: Whereas .under the existing regula- tions, there is an tmdue delay to homesteader "'between the issuing of his recommendation and the securing. t of his patent, ;wMch is.detrimental to the trade interests of the country, and more especially to the homesteader's own interests in connection with the further development of the land, there fore resolved, that the Dominion Government be memorialized to am- end.'its Dominion Land Act so as to provide for notification by the De- partment of the Interior TO the reg- istrar of the issue of patent, and the Provincial Governments be asked to amend, if necessary, the Land Titles Acts to provide for the registration of encumbrances on homesteads so soon as the registrar has received such notification from the Department of the Interior, and prior to the-re- ceipt of the patent by the registrar." Freight Rates on Coal Railway Bridges that in.-the opinion of this convention of the Associated Boards of Trade of Western Canada, the railway companies should be re- quired to construct and strengthen the sub-structures all bridges which they may hereafter build across riv- ers, GO that traffic facilities can be' added thereto whenever the same shall be deemed seces'sary -by the- provincial' government or govern- ments Interested, and that the addi- tional cost of such traffic facilities and the maintenance borne by the government of'the pro- vince wjtuln which the- addition of euch traffic facilities to railway brid- ges shall be made." This resolution came from Saska- toon, being moved by Mr. Isbister, of that city. He said that arrangements had been made, with the C. P. R. to provide for vehicular traffic on their bridge across the Saskatchewan, and the cost was only If they had done so with the C. NT. R- and G. T. P. they would have saved 1250.- 000. The bridge at Outlook was spok- en of, where the settlers were suffer- ing a distinct hardship because'they had no bridge, the Outlook bridge be- ing the only one between Saskatoon and Medicine Hat. ity to the Board of Railway Commis- sioners, either upon complaint or up- on its own suspend the op- eration of any increased tariff or re- gulation for a sufficient time to mit of a full hearing, and to make such order as would 'he pro- per in a proceeding initiated after the tariff became effective, the burden of proof to be on the carrier to show i that the increased tariff or regula- tion ie just or reasonable. Hudson's Bay Railway Unanimous approval of .the con- struction of tbe Hudson's Ray Rajj: way and an equally unanimous re- Quest that the road be operated as a, government road was expressed" in the following resolution submitted, by the Winnipeg Board, which had aleo passed it unanimously: Resolved that this Board desires to record its gratification that- the, wishes of the Western provinces, In the opening out of the Hudson's Bay route, are now to have" effect. And further, to place-on record Jts opinion that the full benefits to CanT ada of the opening of this alternative route to the world's markets will-bn secured only if the goyernment.tinilds this railway, as a national work; and retains its ownership in. perpetuity, and that such railway he operated hy the itself under an. inde- pendent commission, and that the gov- ernment' effect such 'arrangements 'as win make the highway equally avail- able by all Canadian railways under regulations which reason- able and satisfactory rates from the point of shipment to tide-water on the Bay, such conditions to he subject to Mr. Saunders felt sure the railway t the immediate control of the govern- companies would approve of .the re- solution if the governments and mun- icipalities would bear the 'additional cost. The motion carried. Good After two amendments bad been as possible. No money is given them, were the subject of a resolution from' the tickets being secured and deliver- the'-Regina Board, and moved by A ed by the committee's agents in the j T. Hunter, who said that coal "was Old Country. When the families ar-1 one of the necessities of the settlers rive they turn in and work to help j in the prairie provinces, for both repay the money. The plan is easily fuel and Each settler pays workable if a few men are willing to I from S100 to ?200 a year for coal and .give time and attention to it. He add- ed that they require each' applicant to put in a certain amount of money towards the tickets. J. S. Dennis, the head of the C. P. R. Colonization Department, agreed with Mr. Belcher, and said that the policy or' the Federal government was against anything that was like ed immigration. The Winnipeg scheme was the best yet evolved, and Money to Loan on Improved Farms OftfiMM Slock L, each, terms lofcs on Duff AclcUtion> 3 -spur track lots, each W. M. Harris Fire Insurance Room, 1 Don) inione Block Phone 1367 half of this goes to the railways for transportation. At BJairmore coal is bpugbt for X2.00 a ton a't the pit mouth, but the freight to Regina, about 500 miles away, is 15.20 a ton. From Lethbridge to Regina. 41.1 miles, the freight charge is 13.10 a ton, and from Williston to Kenmare, in Dako- ta. 399 miles, the rate is only He quoted other equally interesting figures to show how the Canadian set tiers have ,t6. pay'-much heavier freiglii rates than do the people across the line. The resolution calls for an in- vestigation into this state of affairs, and for a remedy if the rates are proved to be unreasonable. R. .7. Burdett, of Regina. in second- ing the resolution, pointed out thai the rate for hauling coai from Fort Willialn to Regina was 14.50 a ton, while the rate for hauling w.beat, which is fame class of freight, over the same road was a ion. Mr. Belcher Agreed that there were diicrepancler in the rates, but lost, the following resolution from Sel- kirk, was passed: "Resolved that "the Associated Boards of Trade of Western Canada press upon their several; provincial; governments, and unon the great rail- way companies, the necessity and their interest in furthering the con- struction and improvement of good roads in Western Canada, Reseloved, further, that the iated Boards of Trade of "Western Ca- pada request the provincial govern- ments to enact legislation in the .in- terests of good roads allowing rural municipalities or local improvement districts to submit money ibylaws and create debt to sufficient extent to carry on such road improvements': and assuming therein for ;the provin-j cial government'the -linrdeii of-meet- ing at least one-half of the total c of improvement of any leading road in the province. In discussing the resolution D. J. Campbell of Calgary suggested that a commission appointed-by the pro- vincial government to supervise the construction and' maintenance of roads.% As it is, they are not being well made while being construct- ed practically stop all traffic for a long time. A. E. iMott of Winnipeg said that if the provincial government and the municipalities co-operated the government would see that the money was well spent The -provis- ions for making roads in the different provinces explained by several speakers. Approval of Freight The following resolution pass- ed with little discussion and is self- explanatory: That the Honourable the Parlia- ment of Canada be asked to tile Railway Act so as to five author- men t. H. M. Belcher in making the motion that the Winnipeg Board had carefully prepared .the resolution. They were afraid that some company would get road and there would not be .the check on tariffs that there would be if the road were operated by the 'government. They knew the difficulties in running a national way but-the Intercolonial had fcud a great effect on the freight rates. The Hudson's Bay railway wo'uld serve the. same'purpose for the West Telegraph Tolli Another Winnipeg resolution cpn- cerned telegraph tolls. Mr. Beleber taid that it came out of a stiff fight the Winnipeg Board had put up and, finally got the Dominion government to appoint a solicitor to look alter- their interests before the railway cnm- mission, Isaac Pitblado, their Bolioitor. being appointed. It was now up to the "whole West to provide him with (Continued on Page 3 corner lots. Beautiful site, east of Victoria Park THE Do wsley-Mul hern Land Co. to The Land Co. Ml ;