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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald rohmie III. Lethbridge, Alberta. Tuesday, March Number NTRODUCED RAILWAY BILLS Ratify Agreement Be- tween B. C. Govern- ment And C.N.R. Victoria, Feb. railway leg- In lion promised by the .ivernment was introduced into the glshiture today. It consisted of three !ls, nne ratifying provincial agree- em entered between the govern- eiu and .Mackenzie and Mann. A cond act to incorporate the Canad- u Northern Railway Company and a a bill ratifying 'the agreement rtween the government and the Ket- River Valley Hallway Company. The inemoradum of agreement -with and 'Mann provides 'Chat return for Uie guyrantee by the ivernment of the company for the of the British Columbia u's 10 the extent of a mile eluding eighty miles on Vancouver land, the railway pledges itself to iiiple'.e these lines within four ivrs, the lines to run from English iiift" near Vancouver to connect th the Canadian 'Northern lines at BUILDING PERMITS FOR FEBRUARY The total number of build- ing permits for the month of r'ebruary as give-u out by tiio building inspector, Mr. H. W. Meecli, is 25, and the total amount us compared with for the month ol February last year. When tlie cxcraonlinary unfavorable weather conditions of this month are taken into account these figures point to a re- markable building activity for tJiis year. -r4 DELEGATION RECEIVED TO-DAY Magrath Will Advance Claims For the College Edmonton, Feb. That, the ag- ricultural college question is :ioi to be obscured by the debate on the rail- way transaction is shown by the ar- rival tonight of a delation from Magrath. __ i An interview has been I with the government for Tuesday Regarding His Attitude Onwhcn the claims cl lo the Railway' Question The total number of entries at the land office for the month of February as given out this morning is 522, of which 334 are homesteads, 181 pre-emptions and 7 purchased homesteads. During the same month last year there were 193 homestead entries, 11G pre-emptions and 4 purchased homesteads, or a total of 313. -r V ASKED RILEY TO RESIGN SEAT Constituents Fear the Loss Of the College FOSTER MAY RESIGN SEAT Taber, March a mass meet- ing of the citizens oi. Taber held last night, the following resolution was. _ contributing- to the widest possible to he forwarded ____ agricultural college will be prc In support of the claim i'u will be pointed out that the Magralh uistrict, has produced the premier samples oi grain in the province and has lakea more prizes for grain in tha sack ot: sheaf than any other Alberta locality. The district practices irrigation as well as non-irrigation .farming ami for this reason can be beneficial in i WILL NOT AFFILIATE WITH CONGRESS Decision Of Miners' Convent- ion-District Officers Will Be Stationed Ottawa, Feb. O. if. E. 'Foster was in his usual place at the left hand of R. L. Borden in the Commons to- day. Asked if there was any 4- foundation for the report that he would resign his seat in North Toronto and contest the seat for vindication, he said he had no statement to make. It is stated here that if. he does resign Rev; J. A. 4- Macdonald Trill be his oppon- ent. e eastern boundary d from Victoria to ly Sound. The railway company agrees never j seek Dominion incorporation and ices the control forever in the nds cf the provincial government thout appeal to the Dominion Rall- iv Commission. A car ferry be- een the island and the mainland is! avided for and car shops are to be lintained in Victoria, Mackenzie and 'JVfaiui covenant to iemnify the province against, any is through their guarantee deposit- V securities to the extent of th the government as forfeit. Ttfe >ney realized from the sale of Che nds remains to the credit of the bvincial government to be paid over on the different sections of tiie >rk being certified to as completed. passed and ordered to A. J. Maclean, M.P.P., for Leth- bridge district. "To A. J. Maclean, M.P.P.: of the provincej a mass meeting assembled of a point on Bar- the citizens oi Taber, held this even- ing the following resolution was pass- range- of agricultural experiments. ed "We strongly condemn- the deal with the Alberta and Great Water- ways Railway and heartily endorse Cushing's action, and recommend you to stand by him. Dr. E. W. Leech, chairman London, .March corporation of London will hold a special meeting on Thursday to consider tine petition which has been signed by many influ- ential members to present the hon- orary freedom of the city to Theodore The convention of the U. 31. W. of A. opened this morning with a fur- ther consideration of the report of the committee on officers' reports. It was decided that the distdct do not affiliate with the Trades and La- bor Congress of Canada as had been j suggested at the opening of the con- vention. A motion was carried that the offic- ers be stationed in sub-districts throughout the district and a commit- tee was appointed to draft the terri- tories where each should be stationed. "It was decided that a levy of fifty cents per month for two months be Edmonton, Feb. delegation of Glcichcn Liberals arrived early yes- terday and approached Mr. Riley with an intimation that he resign. The reason advanced as far as can be learned, was that Mr. Riley's antag- onism to the government has greatly reduced CHeichen's chances for the ag- ricultural college, which is now consi- dered to go to southern parts of the province. Any amicability to the government at this juncture by Mr. Riley is con- sidered would put Gleichen to the lead for landing the agricultural college. Mr. Riley turned a deaf car to the suggestion. C. P. R. earnings for Jan. 1910, were expenses net increase, Roosevelt in a bold box and to enter-j Jevled on the members of the district RH. tain Mm at a reception and luncheon Taber, Feb. at the Guild Hall. TRYING TO SHORTEN PARLIAMENT SESSION STOPPED ALL JUVENILS SMOKING London, Feb. being in op- ition less than a year, children's prohibiting smoking for children der 1C years of age, has proved so ccessful that recently flourishing ti-cigarette league has now tennin- ?d its existence. After .organized jpection and inquiry it has been Members Want To Prorogue At Easter- Gov- enment Bills To Be Dropped-Naval Debate Delays be used as a fund in case of a strike at Prank or other places where agreements are pending. Local Option Quashed Regtaa. March 1. By the judgment handed out by Judge Hannon yester- day the town of Yellow Grass, Sask., will remain "wet." On February 14 an application was made before his honor on behalf of B. A. Rose to quash the local option bylaw, eleven objections being nical nature. iven each of a tech- Movement For a Y.M.C.A. Starts March 13--The Arrangements At a meeting of the provisional Y. M. C. A. committee last night arrange- ments were made to have the cam- paign start on Sunday, March 13, as per request of the central committee. The -ministers of the churches will be asked to allow their pulpits to. be used In the interests of Y. M. C. A. work on that day. On Monday night there will he a big Ibancruet in the Alexandra Hotel and on Tuesday morning, March 15, the campaign be- gins. E. M. Thomasson, general sec will be in the city on Friday ot the -week and will meet the com mi tee at luncheon at the Alexandra at one o'clock. C.A. MAGRATH ON NAVAL BE Compares Navy To A Buffalo Coat In Hades 0. T. Lathrop has taken out a build- ing permit for a garage on Ash- mead street. Geo. 'Wbitton. has taken out a per- mit for a dwelling on Torrance Ave. costing ?S50, Ottawa, Feb. the govern- f ment is earnestly considering ways and means of shortening the present! session even, though legislation pro- Mr. Mai-tin went on to explain that the statements made that the Western Liberals were not enamored of the jnd 'that juvenile smoking actically stamped out- has been U8PENDED SENTENCE Hiat James Stcelc Got in the Police Court Today raised is thrown overboard was dew- jnaval bil1 was incorrect, the petition onstratcd in the House oi Commons today by Mr. Fielding, when Mr. Fos- ter asked when the revision of the banking act would be brought down. The finance minister replied that be had contemplated bringing down the. revision of the present act at an ear- ly date as the work was now in an advanced state. In consequence, how- ever of representations made that it merely set forth the desire ol many members to prorogue by Easter and was addressed to Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Mr. Borden asking that steps might be taken to bring this about. No attempt has been made to pre- vent discussion of the naval bill. Mr. J. D. Taylor of New Westminster, MINERS AMEND THEtONSTITUTION Convention Representation Is Changed-An Important Matter Left Over BOYLE'S RESOLUTION IS AGAIN DEBATED Ottawa, Feb. the naval de- jate in the chamber today seven mem hers, the .largest number on any one, day since the talk began were those contributing being Messrs. Dev- lin, Magrath, MacKenzie, Verville, Best, and Eemers. C. A. Magrath's was a concise ex- pression oi his opinions..and these were entirely opposed to the creation of a Canadian navy, which he de- clares would be as little needed as or as little use as .q, buffalo coat to resident, ot Hades. Mr. Magrath also advised the Pre- mier .to stop placing his ear to the ground and do something at once to strengthen the ties -which bind Cana- da to the Mother land. The policy of drifting in the long', run'he feared would mean absorption with the Unit ed States. The talk on Tbe lack 01 interest was shown during the speech of Mr. Magrath when there were only ten members present on the government side, although the Opposi- tion benches were well filled. E. N. Lewis asked what'the com- mittee was doirif which .was appoint- ed to revise the rules of the Hbiwtj, with a view to shortening the ses- sions. Sir Wilfrid replied that there had been one meeting of the comraiV; tee and it was intended "to have ther this week. Some private bills were given' a third reading. A number 6! petitions were also presented, one by Messrs. Nantel.iLort-ie and Paquet, for a plebiscite on the naval als oi the government. J.W. Woolf Nearly Carried the Day For the Government Bitterness Shown In Speeches-Five Speakers Edmonton. Feb. continua- tion of the debate on Mr. Boyle's re- solution in the legislature today saw two important amendments introduc- ed. tMr. Riley moved the first amend- ment the purport of which was to strike out the 'body of the original motion and substitute the words "ihnt ilie contract and agreement en- tered into by the government and the I A. G. W. Ry. are not such as to The afternoon session yesterday of the U. M. W. of A. convention was said he was one of the few Opposi-: taken up wifli the report of the consti- would suit the convenience of mcmDers wlfo signed the petitipn jurtional comniitee and the committee j members if the programme would an" .his sole okJection to call at- bririK that about, this bill might pos- tention to desireabilty of securing [sibly be held over for this session and s within a reasonable time. o call at- on officers' reports. Vmies Steele who was charged yes- with picking a man's pocket proceeded with immediately parlia- ment -met next November. So far as he could learn there was much discontent at Ihe manner in Mr. .Fielding pointed out that the which affairs worc drifting. the sitting room of the Arlington ibank ciiarters did not expire until A list of the important legislation jeared before Magistrate Macdoug-] July lst and if the session ran its or-j on the r.rder paper is: for sentence today. Steele pleai-1 dinary Course> the hill revising the i Thc Combines Bill, Mr. Oliver's un- it was decided Section 7 of Mie to allow Article 3 constitution in re- gard to the placing of names on tlie ballots tho same as previously, each name appearing at the top an eqnal number of times. An amendment to the section deal- ing with delegates to the convention guilty to the charge of excessive bank act would be brought down at; migration act, Mr. Pngslcy's naval was carriecl locals are entit- commend themselves to the judgment and confidence of the house." The amendment was seconded by Glenden- ning of Nanton and was done with the consent of iLr. Boyle. Later in