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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald 'olunie III. Lethbriilge, Alberta. Wednesday, March Number MEMBERS HAD A LIVELY TIME AT EDMONTON Voolf s Amendment Accepted Mem- bers Criticize Government Severely -Other? Warmly Defend Edmonton, March political ies may have been clouded during e past week, but they were decid- lly stormy in the Legislature today, rot-codings opened with the accept- icc of Mr. Woolf's amendment after had been properly -drafted. With Mr. Boyle's motion, Mr. Ril- ,''s amendment and Mr. Wooli's am- idment to the amendment before the !ouse, the members cu-t loose and it in debate from the hour of three ntil midnight, with a two hour re- 3SS. The adjournment of the debate was loved by Hon. W. H. Gushing, who Great Britain and Germany, which would have made it difficult .to sell later. The suspicious clauses in the contract and the nature of. the mort- gage on the terminals were shown tn be the usual method of drawing up an agreement as the agreement v actually copied from the railway ag- reements made hy older provinces The bonds were sold under such cir- cumstances and -the privilege of re- demption that they were in reality only 4i- percent, bonds instead of fivi percent. The Attorney-General seemed ti satisfy the two inquisitive member :ill have the floor when the House and all seemed well. No sooner hac esumes tomorrow. Mr. ''Bennett just'l Mr. Cross taken his seat than Mr efore the adjournment signified that ic intended to speak to the motion nd Mr. Boyle also remarked that he' I'ould require at least an hour lose the debate. Hon. Duncan Marshall has not yet ipoken. With several others who are sure to speak it is impossible to say ,vhen the debate is going to end. One thing is clear, it is that the government supporters are severely jiandicappod in the defence of the G-. IV. Railway contract by the lack of effective speakers. The feature of today's proceedings was the strong dcbative ability of such new members Hoiden of Vegreville again began th inquisition and was followed by McDougall, Edmonton, -who exprcsse himseli as anything but satisfied wit the agreement made -by the govern ment and the country through whic the railway was to run. Mr. McDougall, also showed an in timacy with the floating of bonds i the Old Country. Tlu'ngs were well LETHBRIDGE LINE AUTHORIZED 'Oltawu, March Com- mons railway committee re- ported, authorizing the con- struction of branch lines of the Grand Trunk pacific Railway to Calgary, Battleford, Moose Jaw, Vancouver, and Leth- bridge. SIR WILFRID ASSURES UNIONS PEOPLE WANT MEMBERS TO SPEAK At Public Meeting On the Naval Question Ottawa, March l.-VPhe direct lenge was made from his seat in the house in the course' of Che naval de- bate toniglht by Mr. Blondin, Conser- vative member i'or Champlain to Mr. Lemieux to resign Ms seat, as Mr. Blondin would do and contest that county on the naval proposal's of the government. Mir. Lemieux disregard- ed the gauntlet thrown at his feet. The situation aook another turn to- Pres. Powell Receives Measage From Prime Minister WILL APPEAL AGAINST JUDGMENT 3> Ottawa, March Fos- ter has decided to appeal ag- ainst the adverse judgment oi Mr. Justice the re- cent libel suit against Dr. J. A. MacDonald, editor of the Toronto Globu. cut loose once more when Mr. Kob- erts, High River, took the floor and ripped things generally in a vehement speech. He knew of only one insti- tution in the States which would con- duct business in such a manner as the day. Many letters on bofih sides have been received witfti .requests from 1 their constituents to address meetings n .order that 'the -rival proposal of the government and the opposition may fully explained to them. .Several of these requescs came in telegraph The concluding session of the U, M, W. A. convention was day afternoon when the remaining grievances and matters of busi- ness were cleanejf up and the consti- tution as amended adopted. On Monday the following telegram was forwarded by President Powell ,to Sir JVilfrid Laurier and the reply was received yesterday and read to the Alta., Feb. 28. To j Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Ottawa. We, the delegates'of District 18, U. M. W. oi A., assembled eprcsenting upwards of five thousand nen and believing from Press reports that your government, has been, ap- proached to place labor unions and iindred organizations within the scope of the Combine Law-, emphatically protest against, any such attempt to tie labor hand and feet and we take this opportunity pi warning your go- vernment that such -action taking Irani us the legitimate right to pro- tect ourselves can only result in our acting for protect our- selves we must, and we must do so as Smith, Camrose; Michener, Red j government had done and that was Deer; Roberts, High River; Stuart. Tammany Hall. He brought, out thc Sedgewick; McDougall, Edmonton, fact that the system of sub-contract- and Holden, Vegreville, all of whom j ing made it impossible for the govern- criticized the stand of the government meut to learn just what the Railway in no uncertain manner. cost and left an opening for" the "r -In defence of the government there ipany to clean up some money. were Hon. C. W. Cross, who spoke to an appeal for information; Mr. Tel ford, Leduc, and Dr. Campbell, Pon- oka. The day's events were particu- larly pleasing to 'the insurgents who considered thay had scored a distinct victory in the oratorical combat. Their forces are not yet exhausted. A CLIMAX REACHED A climax was reached in the debate just before the recess when both Mr. Smith and Mr. Stuart said they had been elected to support- the Ruther- He knew how sharp Americans were and that they went where they saw a "rood bargain. Mr. Roberts stated that he was like the man from Mis- souri, he had to be shown and the Attorney-General had so to his satisfaction. A distinct addition .to the debate was made by Mr. O'Brien, Socialist member for Rocky Mountain. ,-He got beyond the range of the other members. Material by his appeal for legislation in the con- tract that would protect the working collectively. therefore ask that ford government but that -they were j men who were to build the road. Mr free to criticize the of had an amendment to bring government. They had not been in-'forward embodying his idear but he formed as to many hazy matters in j frankly admitted that he could not connection with the railway contract get a seconder. and pointedly put it up to the attor- He thought if the cleavage in the itcy-general to answer. ------TJ Hon. Mr. Cross rose to reply after House were more uneven he would have no difficulty in getting one. In recess. He. directed his remarks par- j the preamble to his speech proper he ticularly to" the two' members and'jgavc the gist of Socialist thought in dealt with the points brought-up by; 'them one by 'one. The explanation for eliminating clauses in the Rail-1 way Act on behalf of the A. G. W.' Ry. was that they were unnecessary. The bonds were all sold 'in b'ulk bo-i cause of the threatened war between respect to the capitalist system and said that as a Socialist he was the. enemy of all members of the House and had no common interest with them. Mr. O'Brien was permitted to give his Socialist views by the in- dulgence of the House. form to Geo. Cowan, asking him to explain what all chiis really meant at a mass meeting In the city. 'Nine speakers caught the eye of the ohair. First there came a char- a'ctenistic utterance (from E. N. (Lewis who cut away from both (parties and mapped out a 'policy of his own wliton simmered down to England providing Canada with battleships on which tihe soldiers of the likes and the fisher men of the maritime provinces znigh train for months of She year. Mr; ;McLean of Huron brought tihe Conservative wnatih down on his -aead by declaring uhat England had never expended a dollar in Canada, that had not been returned with interest- and therefore 'Canada had nothing what- ever to be thankful for. Then foHow- eu a series of Frenflh-Can'adian speeches, with an able Ontario effort j by speakers. Speakers on ithe amendment is ex pected on Tuesday next but the list of intending speakers grows fatter" each day. The supporters of Mr. Monk's pleb- iscite amendment today were Messrs Blondin and Nantel witih iMr. Monk ana Mr. Veryille. This makes foui supporters of the plebiscite -so far your government will not coriside such-an unheard oi precedent unde any shape, form or heading. W. B. President Dist. W. of A The following is the copy of the re ply received from the Premier. W. B. Powell, Pres. Dist. 18, U. M. W. oi A., Lethbridge. In answer to, your telegram of- yes terday I have to say that I .am no aware that the government has been approached, to place labor unions and kindred organizations within the scope of thc combine law. If such a re- quest were made to us It would- be our duty to invite the opinion of all labor organizations on the same and carefully consider the question from all points of view with the hope oij obtaining for its solution the co-op- eration of all law-abiding citizens. (Signed) Wilfrid Laurier. The following reply at the wish of thc convention was sent by President Powell to the Premier for.this assur- ance: Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Ottawa, Your reply to hand. This conven- HYDROPHOBIA CLAIMS A BOY Distressing Death Of Hamilton Boy-Bit- ten By Dog Hamilton, March case of rab- ies ,was brought to the city hospital here from Dundas shortly after noon today. The victim was a fourteen year-old 'boy named John Taylor, who was ibitten on the lap .by a dog five weeks ago. Dr. Bertram, medical health office of Dund-as, .brought the 'boy here and a score of physicians worked ove him without any 'hope of saving hl The customs receipts at the local office for the month of February as given out this morning amounted to -852.08. The amount for the corresponding month last year 3> was making an in- crease this year of or an increase of over 140 per London, Olaroh political crisis for tihe time being ended -with yesterday's vote in che House of Com- mons and Easter there is likely to be ahe usual humdrum of specula- tion. As to may happen after the house reassembles all speculation cen t. FLOODS ON THE HUDSON RIVER NEAR ALBANY Albany, N. Y., March Ies: ,-ho have spoken. McBRIDE ON RAILWAY BILL tion is relieved by your -telegram that labor organizations will be consider- ed should the cause of telegram materialize. W. B. Powell. Most.of the delegates in? attendance at thc convention fleft for their var- ious homes on the early trains this morning, the district officers leaving for Frank when? an agreement is pending between the ;nen and opera- tors at present. March drenclred and shivering on cakes of ice, Mrs. Wni. Evans and fter two little children floated for two hours in the Miami River last night before they could be rescued. The woman attempted to ford the swollen river in a buggy, a cake of ice struck the torse which reared and" overturned the vehicle. Mrs. Evans, keeping her self afloat by holding onto an ice cake assisted-her children aboard thc floe and then mounted another one her- self. All were near collapsing when taken from their perilous crafts. Says He Got a Good Bargain -Only White Labor Employed Victoria, Marcli Bride delivered a speech on the sec- ond reading of the railway bill afternoon, speaking for two hours. On concluding, led by 'the party whip, tihe Conservatives rose and cheered (him over and over again. T. M C. A. BURNED Schenectuiiy, N. Y., March railroad Y.M.C.A. building at Rotter- dam Junction belonging to the Bos- ton and Maine R. R. was totally des- troyed by fire at an early hour this morning and three employees of the road perished in the flames. The bo- dies have not vet, been recovered. ANOTHER BIG SALE OF SCHOOL LANDS Seven Hundred Parcels To Be Sold At Medicine Hat In May How It Happened The avalanche rolled down ice mountain at 4.20 a.m. trains wlt.i tlieir locomotives, four electric motors, the depoi, water tank were swept oii the ledge and deposited in a twisted maJss age at the foot of the moiraiain. The noise from me slide, wiiicla "was a mile long, could be heard inrougii- out the valley, and Supt. was directing the work ctf th-e m'ght shift, -marshalled his men and liurritd to the rescue. A messenger was dis- patched at once for help. The First News The first news of the disaster was brought toy John Wentzel, of Weliocg ton. He staggered into Skyiomish pard. The. weather continues rainy, aid many slides are.reported in tlie conform of tihe district, causing ago- to the" buildings. General appre- hension ia driviig -to Wallace the re- exposed to the dan ger of slides. Devastating Floods -Spokane, March from nlaml points tell of the -most devastat- ng floods In the of the-re- gion. Fivo persons have .been 'drown- ed for failing to heed warnings. At Pullmiun tho streets are 'torrents three to feet deep; a two story IS miles from Wellington, yesterday "All wiped he cried, "DOthimg but smooth snow where the tracks Kanu'ali, Idano. 'has swept away togeth- er with tho homes of half a dozen families. At Daveuport and Gayfield the riv- ers ttjo msaing through .the streets, Co'ifax is isolated, all railway -and "wir-e ccainectfon being cut off wifii water chrec fpct deep in tie North Idaho reports tell ,of the Cleanwater and Snake rivers .rising rapidly. Ono-span of bridge .over Lawyer's said to be one of we longest and highest railway midgets in cho TJrdted'States, Is report- ed to have been swept away above Grand Forks, N. D., March premier added little other than was [Jack Dalv. a notorious character 5s premature, (but it pointed out with tHan 24 hours the Hudson River a reference to ahe xiate of anofiher gen-i this point has risen more than sixteen ernl' election that tire-House of Lords the mean low water level might hold up the government until pe frcshct tnat starlcd when thc it has before it government bill iice itl front of thc out founded thereon so by adopting o'clock yesterday aHcrnoon reached procedure it .by no means follows jthat hciSht that the government will' have brought; Urin5 matters to 'an immediate issue. The j government, however, probably j before known of Che bill. He said that during the several years he had (been in power the government had been approached by about one hun- dred promoters relative to railway schemes. These offers were turned down be- cause che promoters wanted 'too much. The btrilding of the Canadian North-} wil1 on that charge also. momn5 forenoon practically stood further rise or subsidence do- have ahe advantage of seeing fthe op- ponds upon thc ice gorge that has ._ v formed at van wois point, j below positions proposals for She reform of At the present this barne whose arrest and long fight against extradition at Lethbridge, Alta., v followed by his being deported to tbe United States was today piacyl on trial at Rugby, N. D., c'fta.rga.i with arson in thc first degree. Daly is also charged with obtain NEW RECORD IN CUSTOMS RECEIPTS Medicine Hat, March Potts, of Brandon, Man., who has charge of the sale of school lands in Western Canada is in the city and announces that a big sale oi school lands will be held here during the last -week in j May. Practically every parcel in j that vast area comprising townships 9 to 16 inclusive in ranges 1 to 11 in- clusive west of tho sourth meridian! Ottawa, March Cus- toms revenue for :bt first eleven months ite fiscal year which closed today to- tailed Toese ng- ures establish a record, as they are half a million 'dollars in excess of the like period in the like period in the banner year of 1907. WANT PART OF SCHOOL DISTRICT IRISH SOCIETIES PROTEST Against Expropriation of Burial Plan of Irish Immigrants ern in British Columbia toe expected i to the House of Lords before producing i. The question of vfliat become! present this barrier o ce is shifting and moving slowly down stream before thn tremendous of the budget is -now agitating polit- i pressure of water pouring in from thc Seal and financial circles as it finnn-; ciaHy on 31. Upper Hudson, the; Mohawk and their flocded tributaries. Tf it stands fast OXpcv.tS On ft floods in its historv. Even with con- A smallpox epidemic has broken out ditions as they are flood stage this 1n the village of Doon, six miles from morning is only five fret below the Berlin, Ont. Seven families have! record, hrrn miarantined and placarded. vices in the churches were not held on Sundav as a precaution. followed by (more marked ac tivVly on tihe part of the C. P. R. and the G. T. P. and other' lines. Tho premier contended that lie hod more nhan carried out his pledges given before the election. He sflid he 'had fine assurance Shat every man employed in construction would be white. Tn the matter of control of rates, the premier ?aid he had secured bet- ter tlian rhe Manitoba government. The Canadian Northern Pacific would not take -an appeal to tiie rail- way commission, undertaking rather, if such a course should be brought i It will be recalled that Daly was! i will be offered for sale. This means i that about 700 parcels will be offer- ed. The sale will be advertised! Ottawa, March -ie r. throughout Canada and the United i yesterday afternoon the Irish sccie- Statos, and a big crowd is expected ties expressed a strong