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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Daily Herald, Marc.h .r ij-J ri ri-jiL trjr IT i L i ,YTO OF PUBLIC A full report of the speech of Prem- ier Rutherford in reply to slat fo- ment made by Hon. W. II. Cushing as to the reasons for his resignation the government is full of interest as in it the premier his justifica- tion of the agreement..made with the Alberta and (5reat .Waterways Rail- way. At the conclusion of Mr. Cushing s speech Premier Ruthorfohl rose to re- ply. Me spoke as follows: "The premier of a province Dominion occupies a peculiar lion. A premier of a province has to bear to u certain extent the brunt, not only of his.own sins of omission or commission and of the members of "his cabinet, but to a certain de- gree the sins of his supporters. 1 have '-heard of the faults and failings of .pr.tty much every member of the House. r parted with two of my col t was then with astonishment that received a few days ago Mr. Curli- ng's resignation, Letter of Resignation The premier read the letter of resig- Hpectlng tUe same.' SimlUr to G. T. P. 'The Alberta and Great Waterways last session, Mr. Finlay and Mr. Gushing. Mr. Pinlay through ill health and Mr, Gushing owing prin- as he states, .to the manner in which I have handled the railway policy of the province. -I- think that' we should 'guard the honor and in- tegrity -of our public men, and I. shall guard the honor and integrity of my cabinet. "Such resignations are .events inci- dent to public life in every province and in the Dominion government and recently two ministers of the British Columbia government resigned owing to the McBride railway policy.; "With regard to Mr. Gushing he as- sured me from time to "time that as long as the railway policy was in my hands he was satisfied. This disposes of bis objection that the railway af- fairs were no.t under his department. I can assure the House that the rail- way policy has been handled in the best interests of the province and they will continue to" be so handled." Refers to First Negotiations The premier first referred to the negotiations to build the railways, as provided for in the railway policy. He went to Eastern Canada where he .had negotiations with the G.T.P. and the C.N.R. On bis return he wrote a letter to Mr. Gushing at Calgary, out- lining. what had been done in the nego- tiations with those railways. The let- tor was as follows: Edmonton, 2nd Jan. 1910. Dear Mr. Cushing: I succeeded fairly well in the East in carrying out the program of rail- way construction in Alberta which we discussed. The Dominion government will not immediately do what we might expect. With a provincial guarantee of bonds both the C.N.R. and G.T.P. will undertake to construct branch rail- way lines in the province. Both com- panies desire to build to Calgary and to the 'Southern boundary of the pro- vince from .their main lines. This should be satisfactory to the Details I shall give you all details when you return to Edmonton. I accepted the finvrtation of the Aboard of trade banquet at Calgary on natolu of the ex-minister and his re- specifications are similar to those of (1y( ithe G. T, P. branch lines and of those "Mr. Cushing in Ms explanation of the C.N..lines. The specifications his afternoon gives out the inference of the Canadian Northern were the hat he has been dissatisfied for some of the Crow'H Nest Pass time1. 'I did not appreciate that he was dissatisfied. The Liberals of Calgary tendered Mr. Cushing a ban- at which Mr. Cross, Mr. Mar-, shall, Mi. Bucjianan and I were pres- ent. lOverythiiiK passed off splendid- ly. A little later on Lib- eral association of Edmonton tendered my new ministers a banquet which Mr. Cushing, Mr. Cross and I attended. This banquet also passed off splendid- ly. Mr.Cushing praised the administra- tion and tlie new ministers. "I really was express ed in my letter, when the resignation came on ithe" 14th of February, eleven days ago. 7 Incident "Let -me refer to the incidents of October 7th. Air. Gushing, a few days' "ago7 presence Cross, Mr. Marshal! and myself, stat- ed that he was not in was in the the 7th of Octo- ber last, when a meeting of the exe- cutive council was held and the order n council passed upon and schedules ncluding, agreement and specifica- tions, were discussed and agreed up- tn- "President Clark was here in Ed- monton at the time of the laying of :he corner stone of the legislative buildings and wished us to have all matters in connection with the.guar- antee of bonds settled then, as he wished to complete his financial ar- upon the trusts and conditions and for ia assumed Uiat only one half of the the- purpose "hereinafter declared rs- ne built-will 'require fencing.. In the allowance for station build igs and section houses I.have esti nating the cost of less than that re uired on the branch linos on the rairies. Two engine houses only of he cheapest practicable construction lave been estimated for, .and fuel tutions of the cheapest type in use are allowed in the estimates. The items included In construction equipment are only those considered as legitimately charged to construe. Ion by all railways. Interest during construction is The Premier quoted a number of clauses from the Alberta and Great Waterways specifications which were ho same as those of the G.T.P. and lie C.N.R. In addition, there were a large number of provisions which gave the governor In council almost Lhe same power as the Railway Com mission in control of the railway. "-The Alberta and Great Waterways Railway cutting and embankments are bigger than those called for. Bri- tish Columbia lumber is -being used for culverts instead.of spruce, as call- ed for. Ajigle bars are being used instead of fish plates and split switch es instead of stub switches. A com plete telephone system is to be used instead of the telegraph. -Water tanks are to be much better than the A.. G. agreement-provides that the company shall comply with sucJi regulations as may be not by by the lieu- governor in council. The provisions" In the C. N. agree- ment as 10- f air'and. reasonable prices to workmen Is repeated. The clausp. as: to fair, wages in the C. X. R. agreement.. Is materially tended. In are o be ref.eT'fed' the lieutenant gcfv- rnor has tee sole er to .settle what is the current ate, nor only as to wages, tut the hire t teams, and also to fix the hours of vork and the minimum rate of wages, he company being compelled to file an attested statement showing the ate of wages and all particulars as o unpaid wages. The Alberta and Great Waterways Railway, agreement further provides hat engineers and assistants, other han consulting engineers, the chief and.one assistant, shall be Canadians. No Aliens to be Employed. That no laborers shall be employed rangements. I informed him that Mr. Gushing and I were going to Regiha to attend the function of laying the corner stone of the parliament build- ings of Saskatchewan at Regina on the 4th of October. I told Mr. Gush- ing this. I told him In Regina again for Two Draft .The Premier took up the clauses of Mr. Cushing's draft agreement and o.f the agreements executed between the the l iimated to run over four years, as a possible time of construction, and includes only the difference between the interest on the bonds, and the in .crest paid by the banks In which this money is deposited, besides the in terest on such moneys as are expend ed between the time of such expend! ture'and the dale of securing the por tlon of the guarantee on the mileage covered by same. The ten per cent, allowance for en gineering, superintendence and con tingencles is the amount usually est mated for building a small indenpen dent system of railway. The allow ance for contingencies in this item c ihan minor unexpected Ite! jelongitig to a country which has an alien labor law. excluding Canadians from, employment. The company is obliged to carry itone and gravel required by local authorities for public roads at actual Proper sanitary conditions are en forced in construction camps and pro- vision made for the isolation of con- tagious diseases, both under the sup erintendence of the Provincial Board of Health. know Buk eased our pain and cured our tores, haps it would cure you, too, if you tried it where- h 6 was superior. The expectation was that the com- pany will complete the line monton to Fort McMurray within two years, and he had every condence thai they would carry out their contract to the satisfaction of the House and of the province. _ Government Engineer's Report. The Premier submitted a report of R. W. Jones, the government engineer, on the specifications supplied on Mr. Stocks and Mr. Chalmers. Mr. Jones stood high in the railway engineering world, having: been connected for years with the C.P.R. and the that I wished him in Edmonton for his letter he estimated the average Tuesday night. Over a month ago fixed the 4th-of January as the date .i.j.o open a new school building at on the Canadian Northern. It is possible that owing to storms that I shall not be able to catch the train for Calgary on Tuesday morning: The Canadian -Northern trains are running late owing to storms in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. I would like very much >tq be present at the banquet.' If I am "Tunable to reach Calgary please apolo- gize for me. Wishing Mrs. Gushing and yourself a happy and prosperous New Year. Yours sincerely, the meeting of the cabinet Mr. Gushing Was Present "He came to Edmonton and we had a meeting of the cabinet at which Mr Cushing was present. In the face of this Mr. Cushing repeatedly denied that he was present at the cabinet meeting. I told him that a minute of council, I (thought, had been kept and ie could find out from Mr, Trowbrirlge his private secretary and assistant clerk of the executive, if he were.-here on the 7th of .October and attended the meeting of the executive." 'I un- derstand' that Mr. Trowbridge told him: "Yes, you were here. You came back, to Edmonton after the laying of the corner stone at Regina." "The whole transaction'to'my mind dropped out of the memory of Mr. Cushing. He has had a large: depart- ment to administer and a large busi- ness of his 1 instructed, on the 7th of Mr. Woods to explain everything to Mr. Cushing, and he did so. His letter to me on October 7th dated at Edmonton, with specifications of Mr. Chalmers, corroborate what I have stated. Mortgage on Road "In that letter, among other things Mr. Cushing states: "As you know all the security the government has in connection with the road is the mort ;age on the road." I have here a copy (Sgd.) A. C. RUTHERFORD. P. called on Mr. Wm. Whyte of the C.P.R. who informed that, the western C.P.R; men have a good pro- eram for extensions of in Alberta this year if the directors fail in with it. Detailed Specifications Mr. of the specifica- ost per mile at His let- er is as follows: Edmonton, Alta., Feb. 22, 3910. Dear Sir, In making the attached preliminary estimate of the cost to onstruct the Alberta and Great Water way Railway, the actual contract pric- es have been -used for the items for which contracts have been let. The irices for items other than these are )ased on the actual cost of such on the railway work m this district, over j which, I have had jurisdiction for the past few years. 'Compared with the yardage of ex- cavation and embankment estimated on -this line, that of the Grand Trunk Pacific, for the first 120 miles, con- structed through a similar district west of Edmonton, exceeds this aver age per mile by about 75 per cent., with a greater percentage of classifi ed material than here estimated, and on that same line the cost of wooden bridges 'and culverts exceeds the aver age cost set down In this estimate by 50 per cent> These items as estimat ed making no allowance for any had sink holes or abnormally bad sliding material at creek; and river 'crossings, although such are extremely apt to occur in any muskeg belt, and should any number of such places occur on this line, a very material addition "do the cose of these items will be inev- itable. I may say that this estimate I have been accus out, as a fair work ing estimate of the cosi, and through the average section of the country with no_ bad features would probably work out very closely provided labor and teams were not in undue demand during construction. On such esti mates an addition of 10 per cent, is usually made by railway companies to cover possible additions to cost, due to the scarcity of labor, failure of con tractors to execute work, and other contingencies affecting cost which frequently occur-during the-progress of-any considerable portion of line. Through such country as the north em portion of (the Alberta and Great Waterways railway passes, owing to the .probability of extensive sinking sliding material, .'difficult creek .c rossings, and possible long stretches of wagon road it will ;'be necessary to build, to prevent the pos- of 20 per cent, be this esti road, I would advise that an addition funds before .the completion of'-'the sible predicament of running short o) mate, tto allow 'for a reasonable factor of safety, making a total of for the completion of this road.. Yours respectfully, R. W. JONES. Provincial -Government Railway Engin eer. Engineer of Highest Standing. be provided for'where necessary. "Apart from the agreement you will remember that the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway Guarantee Act provides in sections 8 and 9 for the control of the rates of this railway by tenant governor in council, ornpany shall not amalgamate or lease railway or adopt any other method of of placing their railway under the management or control in whole" or" tn part of any other railway or railways in any mariner whatsoever without the sanction of the government. "In their .incorporating Act their right to lease their undertaking is sub- ject to the approval of the lieutenant- governor in council. In this Act also it is provided that they are to give such information as the government may require with regard to the'plans' of their passenger and freight stations and are to comply with such terms as the government may enforce' with' re- gard; to the erection of these stations, the-niimber'oC same and the intervals at which stoppages'" are- to be made for the accommodation of the public. Option of Purchase "By section 20 of their Act, the gov- ernment .have the option of purchas-" i'ng the entire undertaking of the com- pany at a fair value, and it is provid- ed by the following section that upon every fifty miles of the railway being completed the company are to provide accommodation for freight and pass- engers. "Besides all those provisions, which are applicable to'this" company alone and not to the other companies, you Iin't this sound advice from "babes and Take it! The speaker! are the children of Mrs. L. Webster, of Seymour St., Montreal, and the .mother, adds weight to their appeal. She says: My little girl contracted scalp disease at school. Bid gatherings formed all over her head, and not only caused the child acute pain but made her very ill. The sores discharged, and occurring on the all her hair. She was in a pitiable plight "when we tried Zam-Buk, but a few days' treatment with this gave her ease. Then- the sores began to hea1, and we con- tinued the Zam-Buk treatment. In a short timeshe was quite In aled. "My little boy sustained a seri- ous scald on the neck. It set up a bad sore, and :quite a. few things we tried failed to heal it or give" him ease. Once more we turned to Zam-Buk, and we were not. disappointed. It acted like charm in drawing away the and soon wourid ttons which he enclosed as prepared by his department. These specifica- tions were for use if the government were giving contracts for construction. He would show before he was through that the Alberta Great Waterways railway was being built even better than Mr. Cushing's specifications call- fd for. j "The premier quoted from his rail- pvny speech of last year showing what Dominion government and other provinces of Canada had done in grant- ing subsidies' and guarantee of bonds and lands to railways. He then spoke of what occurred af- ter the railway legislation had been passed. The House was dissolved and the government went to the country on its railway party with the result that there was an almost unanimous majority for the government. Had it not been for the railway policy it was doubtful if the hon. senior member for Calgary would have been elected. se specifications were gone over carefully between the deputy attorney and the ex-minister of public works, and it was Mr. Cushing's own fault if he did not get all the details of the mortgage, from .which I shall j quote and let you know what the mortgage covers. 'For" and in consideration of the premises and in consideration of one- dollar now paid to the company by the trustees, and for the purpose of secur- ing payment of the said bonds and in- terest, at the tmes the man- ner herein provided, the company, pur: suant to all powers and authorities vested in it by statue of otherwise, hereby by way of first mortgage and charge, grant and con- vey unto the trustees the company's ines of railway (including said Ed monton terminals and branches and sidings as hereinbefore recited) from Edmonton, north-easterly to a point at or near he west 'end of Lac La Biche o the eastern end thereof together with all rights of way, station grounds louses, sheds, shops, telegraph and telephone lines, and all, structures and improvements and tho present, anc uture rolling stock and equipment ac quired for the, purpose of the said lines and all real and personal prop erty.now or hereafter held or acquir ed for the purposes of the said lines and works connected therewith and a] The cost of ballasting is made on gravel under he tie, which is the standard ballast ection for this road. The cost of the >allast pits, some of which hare been secured pits, some of which have been "I have nothing o say deitrimental.jto Mr.Stocks or Mr.Chalmers, but I know that in R. W. Jones, our Provincial engineer, we- have a duly lualified engineer of proved abillty; of the highest standing in his profes sion, of great experience in railway work in this province or any province in this Dominion." (Hear, Hear.) "I have expected the company to build this line for per mile. The estimate of Mr. R. W. Jones, pro- vincial railway engineer is per mile. The chief engineer of the com- pany, Dr. Waddell, has a continental reputation, and he would not allow it to suffer by building a second rate road. No competent engineer will say will keep in mind that the company is subject to compliance with the_ Pro- vincial Railway Act, and by the'term: of their Act and under the terms of the Provincial Railway Act, the lieu tenant-governor in council is practic ally in" the same position as the Board something .different" in the way of It soon as applied contains onihe germs and painful smarting, to iiimulate the cells thai new, Other Eczema, ilch, ulcers, cold healthy tissue chronic wounds sores, abscesses, _ _ _ cold cracks, etc., are healed arid cared in this wf skin injuries and diseases. It is also of great druggists and stores 50 cents or Zam-Buk Co., Send TUI cent >tamp for will box fcvtJoa of the Canadian Pacific between Bran-..." don and Winnipeg. This service, con-', sists in, transmitting instruments be- ng provided every second mile of the railway with the conductor on the train can connect from his cab ihd thus get in communication any- where along the line. The usual tele- phone service at -sations will, of course, be in addition to this equip-" ment, and the company will use the telephone exclusively instead of the telegraph in connection with their dis- patches, this being recognized to be j modern railway specifications allow the company to put their-'water tanks twenty miles apart. As a mat- ter of fact the company are laying out j their line and are arranging their con- of Railway Commissioners of Canada under the Dominion Act. Company Exceeding Specifications following are some of the par- ticulars in. which the Alberta and Great Waterways railway are build- ing their road considerably better than the specifications to which they are called to build and better than the specifications required for the Cana- dian Northern or the Grand Trunk Pa- tracts-witli the purpose of having water tanks of the standard size, namely. forty thousand to sixty thousand gal- lon tanks, every twelve .to fifteen miles. "The Special Train "Now, Mr. Speaker, in reference to the officials of the government who went to New York on the much talked of special train they are men of the highest and irreproachable that it can be built for a mile, It is mere bluff to say that the line railway, are build can be built for a mile. "Section G of the Act of Incorpora- tion provides that the capital the company shall be and may be called up by the directors from racks into tiiese pits, are not included n this item. time as they may deem nee- but no one call shall exceed In the cost of track, I have included on the, shares- he cost of rails, fastenings, frogs and chaTter provision for switches, and the laying of the track. ?r the company may is- In estimating the cost of fencing debentures or other secur- jities to ithe extent of per mile of the railway. The Dominion govern ment give cash subsidies and a Dom inion cash subsidy is expected, so that the road will have to pass inspection character and ..e Highest standin CURED OF COHSTIPATOI Mr. Andrews praises Dr. Indian Root ttlU. Mr. George Andrews of Halifax, N.S., writes: many years I have been troubled with chronic Constipation. This ail- ment never comes single-handed, and I have been a victim to the many illnesses that constipation brings in its train. Medicine after medicine I have taken in [by the engineer of the province as I well as the Dominion, They can jnot commence business until I is paid on stock. C. N. R. and G. T. P. Agreements. ing a lo foot, road bed at formation level, and- on embankments over 10 feet high a 16 foot bed, and on em- bankments orer 15 feet high an 18 foot bed. This is the same as the Grand Trunk Pacific main line stand- ard. The specifications only call for a 14 foot road bed. Width of he railway are building cuttings 22 feet wide at formation level, that say at the- top of the dump or surface updn: which -the ballast- and rails are laid: The specifications only "call for 20 feet at formation level, this being the same as in the case of the Canadian North- ern and Grand Trunk Pacific. The company are therefore building ;2 feej over what the standard construction calls for. 3 Timber Sidings The company are putting-in British Columbia fir on in the who have my ful? confidence; and I am sure that they conducted themselces in York City in the same honor- able and proper 'manner as they do when in -Calgary or Edmonton. As to Graft "I know full well th'at temptations are -sometimes placed ;in the way of public .men by unscrupulous individu- ils. our public men to resist these temptations: One company on- pefKaps I, should say one in di- who stated thait he was acting 'or a company, made improper propos- als to me. He wanted me to agree tq consent to a guarantee of bonds for 13' large railway project in Alber- I told him that I not cou- I Ml ptl 4 LA U4.4 2 following are the provisions in- al] although they are en: 'he agreements with the C. he G. T. P. for the protec- workrnen, contractors and public interests generally, other provisions as to the charac- ordcr to find relief, but one and all left ier a" constr me in the same hopeless condition. It I bectlOB ter construction of the o! the C. N. II. agree ______________ _____ that nothing would expel from !ment Provides that the company, up so any. railawy bridges, tunnels or oth me the one ailment that caused so much ;on request, shall from time to time er structures which the company is t trouble, yet at last I read about these satisfactory eivdenc'e that al: authorized to construct in connection I Indian-Root Pills. claims of contraciors and for ma- connection with also the tolls, reven- ues and incomes arising or to arise from the said line or lines, and the Thatwas indeed a lucky day for me, terial, etc., against the company have for I was so impressed with the state- been PailJ- The same clause ap ments made that I determined to rights, privileges, franchises ami pow- give them a. fair trial. ers of the company now or hereafter' held in respect of and in connection with the said iines and the operation, maintainance and repairs thereof; all the foregoing being hereinafter referr- ed to as or called the "Mortgaged pre to have, hold, receive, take and enjoy the mortgaged premises and every part-thereof, unto the trustees, to and for the use of the trustees, but They hare regulated my stomach and towels. I am cured of constipation, and I claim they have no equal as a medi- cine." For over half a century Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills have been curing con- stipation and clogged, inactive kidneys, with all the ailments which result from them. They cleanse the whole system and purify the blood. Sold everywhere 2 pears in the G. T. P. agreement 2 Section 7 provides that the rail way supplies and rolling stock shall when practicable be of Canadian man Had Weak Back. Of ten Lie in Bed for Days Scarcely Able to Turn Hertelfi back comet from tto kidttji, and when UM kidaeyi of arttar vboLt Bytteca becomes dennfed. 'Than wfeb have never been troubledSritii kid- My troubto do not know MifftriDf Mtd miaery which tboat aJfltetod modern. Dotn'i Kidney ft tor ill kidney They bcjpxi by heipraf: kttMyi to flush o! all the acrid tad pahMMi impuritiea which eoBictad, thw datnog out tha kidncyt, bUddw asd ftU ib% tad cftiryia( tba chief theunuttukn, from thie blood. Mrt. Arch. Schnan, BUck Point, yemra I.wu troubUd witk wtftk bmdt. Ofteatimea I kin r bed for dftyt, being icaroelj able to to> myielf, wid I have tlao bwn a pW nmerer tiyinf to pwform rr household duties, load doctori ing me without avail and tried Knimea and phutera, but nothing learned any good. I waa about to girt ia despair when my huabaod induct" to try Doah'a Kidney Pilla, aad v oaing two bozea I am DOW wvfi and i to do my work. I am Kidney are all that you claim i, them, and I would adviae all kidr to five them a fair trial." Price, 50 cents per box, or 3 for at all dealeri or The T. HUburn Co. tUd, Toronto, Ont. la ordering specify "Doaa'i DELEGATION MET n titled under the specifications to put in spruce. The reason of this is that it .is upon the sidings where the heavi est work takes place. 4 Switches The company are us- what are called "split" switches throughout, not "stub" switches which are .admittedly inferior to split switches and ,are less expensive. The split switch is'inUise main line of the Canadian Pacific to-day, but not called for in the specifications of the Canadian Northern main line, nor in the specifications of this company. The object of the split switch is to save the rolling stock and to prevent the jarring which happens whenever jtuiiug wiiiuu iiriyimns wiiem ifacture and clauses to a s.milar eMa train passes over a stub switch. I 1 rvM-nit tVirtn r> _ are lound in the G. T. P. agree for the construction of the branch lines company, and the opera ion by the G. T. P. companies agree to reason nble regulations as.lo guarding again t fire during construction, to be made by agreement. companies agree that UK location of the sations, once estab lishert, shall not be changed without Parquharson Boisjoli for Cedar Fence Posts, Telegraph Poles, Mine Props and Timbers, Railroad and Mine Ties P.O. Box 304 Fernie, B.C. lonsent. Where They Differ. In addition tlie C. X. R. agrees tc two clauses to which the G. T. P. raised insuperable objections. 6 of ihe C. X. R. pro vides that votrkmen, etc., employed on construction work shall bo charg ed reasonable prices for the necess aries of life and reasonable comforts. 8 provides that workmen shall receive the current rate of wages and where there is any dispute as to the rate the matter shall be settled by three arbitrators, as provided in the Arbitration Act. All these provisions are incorporat ed in the agreement with (he A. G R., with the following intensifies ticns and In regard to N'o. 7, protection is giv- j en not only to contractors against' thp company, but also to employees and supply men against contractors and sub-contractors. The information! is to be given from umo to time not fl; j "pon request." but as a condition ot the progress payments, -gl The provision as to procuring of- etc., in Canada is almost identical. JK V O As to Fire Protection. ln Protection from "Yfraant -Expansion company nre using the latest improved design, approved by the American Society Sivil Engineers, to connect their rails. No fish plates are bing used at all but angle bars are being used at a very considerable increase in cost, but an ultimate saving of a very large sum, and particularly suited to a cli mate where extremes of heat and cold occur. This is the first time ex pansion joints have ever been intro- duced into Western Canada, corn pany has arranged to instal a complct telephone equipment service simila to the service in use on the main Hn sider his project. He stated that there wasva large" sum of money in it for me. .-He stated that he would come up to this, session of the legislature and see the members. I told him that would do him no good. The member? of the Legislature of Alberta could not )e improperly influenced. I think I ave recived a letter or two from him ince. I never answered them. Yon ave not seen him jaroimd the Legis ative halls this session and I don't hihk that you ever-will. A Nest of Traitors 'From what" 1' have observed and earned within the last few days I lave almost arrived at the conclusion hat there is a nest of traitors in the Jberal camp in Alberta. It is not a arge nest. I don't couple the ex-min ster of public works with that nest That would be ungenerous, but I hat he has been has been luped. If left to his own calm judg ment he would still be an honored a lonorable member of my cabinet (Hear, hear. "Let me again, Mr. Speaker, express my deep, my sincere regret that Mr. "ushing saw fit to leave my cabinet. 1 had in mind that he would see com- pleted as minister of public works the GOVERNMENT Monk Co-Operation Objections. Ottawa, Feb. monster deputa- on, representing tlie Retail Mer- ints' of Canada, arrived Ottawa tins morning by special ain, and in an interview with the remier and a number of his cql- eagues made strong objections, to the lonk Co-Operative Bill now before ic Commons. Sir 'Wilfrid Lauriear reply, pointed out that the bill was ot a government measure, but the, aims put forward by the Deputation worth serious consltleratton, and romised otv'behalf of Mmseif and is colleagues that every' effort will e made to-see that a. fair measure f justice is extended to all concerned. Legislative building upon the hill near us, additional provincial buildings in TO RAISE TREASURE LADEN STEAMER Seattle, Feb. expedition has reorganized by an expert diver raise the steamer Islander, sunk years age- in 330 fathoms of water Junoau. Alaska, while bound for with of Klondike his own city and in other parts of the! sold inkier'strong box. The location province, and other desirable and ne- j of the steamer is known but the depth cessary works, and I can sincerely say jot vatfir has forbidden ateTnpts to that there is no man i nhte province under whose control I would prefer to vage- The plai1 is to link f 1-irkTYi frHo TVI a see them the vessel with a huge metal seine. The Sauce that makes the whole world hungry HE tidbit touch to any treat; A royal relish for your meat ;