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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald II. AkMMTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, IMt. 71, MR. GUSHING SPOKE AT MACLEOD Dealt With Record Of Alberta Govern- ment (Special Herald) Macleod.March W. H. Cush injr was jtiven a cordial reception and an appreciative hearing by tors of Macleod district last night whom he addressed on the work of the provincial government durinjr the past three years: A. F. Grady, pres- ident of the Liberal .Association, pre- sidwd. C. Genge, the Liberal candi- date made a very short opening speech. introducing Hon. Mr. Gushing, the chairman referred to the conceded fact that the Rutherford government were going to continue their work for another term with, a larger majority than they had in the first.parliament. He also spoke pKMJr. Cushinff's good work as minister of public works. was: teuderbd a warm reception and "paid our province a high tribute by statinSr that he bad been in all parts of Canada and the States and had seen ho district so eood as Alberta. He spoke of the pride of the people in their province and foretold that in a few years there would be no part of Canada that would compare with our province, Mr. Cushinsr dwelt" on the great dis- trict to be developed in the northern part of the province, and stated that over ten thousand people had located north, of the Pembina River. A voice in the audience wanted to. know some now as good as couia be found in any part of the country. The good work of the department of agriculture was next referred to. es- pecially in the way of instruction in the various branches of husbandry. The standard of 'butter turned out of tho government creameries brought the highest market prices wad the farmers got toe highest prices for] their cream. In closing Mr; Cusliing thought that the time had come when we can stop talking about the north and the south and take a broader outlook regarding our great province. He predicted that at present rate of increase in ten years Albccta would from the Dominion treasury At the the auton- omy bill was passed the amount was A What are the assets of Al- berta today? Mr. Its income from all sources at present is about 000 and will grow as the population ASTORMHITS STATES If wnat some assets, laud, etc.. we would .have to sell them and our assets would cease tO. exist. The speaker thought. that the gov- ernment could come, before the people in confidence. He thought the people were to let well enough alone. There was no.'.weakness but the ordin- aryjjceakness of human institutions. He asked that a supporter of the go- vernment be returned, from Macleod. HIGH FOR Figures Do Not Enthuse the MenkrsOfihe Gty Atlantic Seaboard Ail Tied Up-Snowfall .Very Heavy The city council meeting called for four o'-clock yesterday afternoon was thing, about, thejsouth but- was sorry post.noned .until eight o'clock last ev- ening when Cecil B. city's he spoke when the speaker in his gen- tlemanly way; got done with him Mr. Cushiniir wished that people wouk look at the province as a whole bui "the fact that people in every locality think that theirs-is the: only district is proof that we have a irreat pro- vince. .The men who were sent to form the government three years ago were .im- tried men, nobody had a. record. The opposition..had stated that the only assets the province had at that time were air and sunshine. Since then tho province has spent over 000 of revenue and. had' incurred not one cent of liabilities. Our assets are just as good are--jncreas- The question is, have "we received value for the spent? In answering the question referred particularly -to Mr, .Cushinir the work of his own -department what had been received for the money. The work had been done by the people of the .different localities under the .di- rect supervision of the department. 'Almost no criticism had been offered to what had been done. 3Ir. Cushintr spoke of the improve- ment of ..roads in the province being done better and' more economically than under the old local improvement system. In the three years some ninety steel bridges had been con- structed, and hundreds of wooden structures. The program for the mection of public buildings .was then given Some individual wanted tc know where the public buildings were and was told that .Macleod had its share Mr. Gushing- had been told that all Macleod required was jail and a, court house. The ifontlamon had -no more to say on this'natter. The greatest needs were'. supplied first. The bridge asked for at Mac- leod had not been ffnmted because there was a bridge in sight of the town and thousands-, of in the province had to risk their lives in "crossing rivers. 'Mr. Gushing cave Mr. McKenzie, member for. Macleod-the chief credit j for socurino- taxes from the C.P.R. and told "of a he had i had with the Macleod when fie nTn jocular way promised a. bridge j at Macleod if taxes could be collected] from the CJP.R. The -convrnienoeT of the rural tele- phone and the government telephone .policy were fully'explained and met wiQisthe approval of the audience. was for the in Macleod? whom was the money consulting engineer, was ready'to make his preliminary report on .the -tenders for the buikUng and equipp- ing of the city's power station. Mr. Smith having goije over tenders, recommended .'-informally'., a plant that would cost tho city about He is, however, going in- to the matter more .fully and will cive a-'-fuller.'report1 to the city later. Aids. Hatch and King questioned Mr. Smith concerning the Babcock Wilcox boilers which he recommended, although their price was consider- ably higher. The engineer said, that the difference in price would be-mow than made, up savjng in fuel and oth- er expenses. The representatives '6t the tenderers were excluded from the meeting :as the- council did notl wish to have acv rag-chewing contest as they trusted to their engineers for ad- vice: x There were certain tenders, that will not be; at all considered by Mr. Smith and tho council authorized the secre- tajnr treasurer to return to these" their dene-sit cheques. Some of the council, including th-e mayor, when they saw what the plant was to cost, wanted to con- sider a plan for using the present plant at the top-of the hill in connec- tion with a modified station at the foot of the hill. The engineers were all opposed to this scheme as imprac- ticable and expensive. Mr. Smith went to Winnipeg last night, raking with him the tenders, and will report more fully later. The council decided to keep for themselves the final awarding of the contracts Xcw York, March snow storm which swept, the entire Atlan- tic seaboard early today, attained; blizzard-like proportions and lines oi all directions from the national capital were broken. Train despatchers reported that train movement was hampered and- that the stprm had greatly aggravated the na- tural congestion of transportation in .Jvashinqton. Philadelphia, March 4. The severest enow and sleet storm .of the winter prevails today in eastern Pennsylva- nia New Jersey, and as a result all wire communication south have" been broken. The telegraph, tel ephone; and railroad companies an- nounced that they have lost all wires between, Wilmington and Baltimore. Washington March a.m. )f- The :etonn here is almost" unprecedent ed, biowinw and. snowing, and sleeting all nights is snowing hard now. Everything is almost at a standstill. The streets arc full of ice, snow and slush. WANT MORE FARMS Upon the Ottawa, Ont., March Tliis was tlu- last Wednesday session of the House .left for business of private members, .the Government having an- nounced that it will take this day hereafter for its The question unt-W tli was the need ol more ural ejcperi- cental farms and .statio is through out Canada.' A: large number of members took part in iijf discussion and 'the result; was that the minister. of agriculture was loaded with sng- gestipns of suitable locations for. these stations: Reply-ing to Mr. Smith of Nanair mo, ..Mr. Oliver stated that on Jan- uary 1 of this :year; there was i British Columbia approximately 38 258 Orientals. __ Oi these wer Chinese; Hindus and Japanese. During Januan- last OrientaLs entered Canada. Mr. Lancaster's crossing bill 'recently by. the Common came up in the Senate today and ii was decided tix.send it to the'Railwa; Conrmission, TRYING TO GET STEWART TO RUN WILL RATIFY TREATY Ottawa, March re ceived from Washington by the Can adian Government during the las :few days ;mdicate that at the next session of the Ame'rican' Senate the water ways treaty will, be ratified in ;its. -original form plenipotentiaries ;and. 'suggested' when the treaty was be- fore the as signed7 by the with the without conditions New Cabinet Is Elected S." Johns, March Newfoundland cabinet headed by Sir Robsrt Bond who resigned last week vacated office today and the new cabinet formed by Sir Edward Morris leader of" the opposition to Premier ;Borid was sworn in. Robert Bishop is- the leader- of the executive council; minister of Justice; Michael Cash, of finance; Sydney minister of public works; Robert Watson, colont cranU lathe to the liberal fovcrn-; noon he would be a candidate opinion the machin Qmgley. th nommstion. AT INDECENT ASSAULT CASE FERNIE (ffMci.l to the Herald.) Fernie, March Geoi Card, liv- ery man of this town was today ar- rested by -Chief Burroughs and Con- stable Gorman on a charge of inde- cent assault on Hilda AtkiMpn, Aired 0. The accused is a diirepvtabte lookinf old man and earns tm maj- or portion of his living by dririnf "sports" out to the Red Lifht dis- trict will be brought up for trial Washington> March inaug- uration ceremonies were held the Senate Chamber on acconut of the blizzard. President Roosevelt and Mr. Taft reached thc.: capitol-at 1Q.-45 in a clos- ed carriage. They were accompan- ed by the committee on arrange- ments. It is still storming and' the streets; and slush but there are 'great crowds bn the streets regardless weather .conditioned la Ms'anauguraT'iaddress President Tait said: "5he office of an inaugural address is to give a summary outline of the main policies of ad- ministration so Jar as they can be anticipated. I have had the honor to be one oi the advisers of my dis- tinguished predecessor and as such, to hold up-big., hands Jbrms- "sKould- be untrue to myself, to-iuy to the declarations of the party form upon was elected to office if I did not make the mainljain- ance and enforcement of these-- forms a most important feature of my administration. They were di- rected fo the suppression of the law- lessness and abuses of power of the great combinations of capital invest- ed in railroads and industrial enter- prises carrying of interstate com- merce. "The steps which my predecessor took and the legislation passed on his 'recommendation have accomplish- ed much, have caused a general halt in the various policies which creat- ed popular alarm and have brought about in the. business affected a much higher regard for existing law. "To render the refonnr- lasting, However, and to secure at the same time 'freedom from alarm on the part of those pursuing proper and progres- sive- business methods to further leg- islative and executive action are needed. Relief of the railroads .from, restrictions of the" anti-trust list has been urged by my predeces- s r and will be urged by me." "Then too, a reorganization of the Department of Justice of the Bu- reau of Corporations in the "Depart- ment of Commerce and Labor and "of the" Interstate looking "to effective co-operation" of these agencies is needed-to: secure a more rapid and certain enforcement of the law affcting rail, roads and industrial. combinations. "I hope to be able" to submit at the first regular session of the incoming Congress e known in this provincial "contest Smith Named In Camrose Canirose, Altai, March Liber- al convention wa's ;held at Canirose today. The meeting was well attend, ed and very' enthusiastic. Delegates to the-number .of about 100 were pre- all points of" the constitu- ency. -Mr. Burgess of Canirose was elected chairman of the meeting. The Thomas Dahl, president j elected: Messrs. Kirkpatiick and M. E. Olstead, vice presidents; Executive, Messrs Eg- gen, BosmanSj Leslie, Adam, Bowie, Link, J. S. Ramsey, Brown, Ole Olstead, Price.- -Nomina- tion for a candidate to .represent-the Liberals of the constituency in the election to be held on the 22nd inst: were -then called foiv Mr. Geo: ,iP. Smith, .of Camrose wag mpus choice the convention and his was the only name brought for- ward. Big Party Of Land Seekers In Rocky Mountain District -F. H. Sherman To Run SHORTAGE ON THE RELIEF POND Sensation In Fernie Over An Arrest In Toronto n another column J. A. Macdonalc has a card addressed to the electors of Rocky' Mountain constituency announcing, that ,he is" a candidate He espouses the labor ticket. He is well known in the miners' union having been secre- tary 61 the District Mine Workers until the recent election of officers It is said that F. H. Sherman will, be the Socialist candidate, in the same constituency. LAYMEN'S MISSIONARY MEETING AT COALDALE Coaldale, abreast of the vimes. in everything, swung into line by hold- ing a missionary., supper last night The school house was packed anc much interest Sinclair occupied the chair and addresses were given by Rev. T. C. Buchanan, super- intendent-of the Methodist Mission iti Alberta and President of the con- ference; Rev. J. ,M. Harrison; Geo Heighes and the pastor of the church at Coaldale, Rev. A. A. Lytle. The question of self support ior the cir- cuit was discussed. Miss Washing- ton gave a reading and the schoo! children gave several choruses. FARMING STARTED A. L. Foster has commenced oper- ations on. his farm this week. He states that the winter wheat is look- ing excellent and promises a big vield. AN AUSTRALIAN NAVY Sydney, N. SI W., March H. Bead, leader of the Opposition ing here yesterday urged that naval defence should be honorably carried .declared- Australia ought to complete land defence before at- tempting-, to duplicate the British navy: REJECTED LOVER TRIES TO SUICIDE OI Eicibng Shooting Affair Took Place In Calgary :.v RUSH TO THE WEST Toronto, March A special train of five coaches had to be run yeeter- day by the C. P. R. for settlers going to- Western Canada. If the rush .continues a new record ent foe Dr. Brett To Oppose Fisher Cochranc, March a conven- tion of 'Conservatives at Cochrane today the names of Dr. Brett and K. Pi Boyle of Crosefteld "were atoeed in nomination. Neither candidate was a resident of the riding. On Dr. Brett received a majority and the Vote was made unanimous The 0. W. Korr Co. brought in a car ,of twenty-one land seekers last- night from Wisconsin and South Da- As the Flyer was eight hours late due to a wreck'at Hitchcock, Sa'sk.. the connection with the south train was The party -was taken out in three automobiles this morning. Thft company made a complaint, to the I. Co.. about the time of the .train', service'and were infornied' .that thf- present arrangement is be- cause of changes in the Great North- ern time-table due to a tunnel being burned on their line. It is expected that the morning' service will .again bo put on in about two Mr. 0. T. Latbrop, who is in" charge of the'party told the Herald that he had been during the past, few weeks down through the stales to the; Gulf of Mexico and -everywhere are talking Alberta. Frosects for bus iness in this province were never bet- ter and no country on the continent is .better advertised than Sunny Al- berta. Calvary, March very excitinsr shootine affair occurred this evening at 525 5th Ave. East, when Earl Shaw -tried to commit4 suicide by shooting himself over a love affair. He is now at the police'station await trial on a of attempting o take his. own life. The prisoner arrived in Calgary last evening from the south, and immediately went to ihe residence of his sweetheart, a Miss Blithe. After a short conversation, he was told that he must give up his intentions. This so upset Shaw that he went out to the verandah and tried to com- mit suicide "Bv shooting. Neighbors close by hearing the shots, 'telephoned for the police. "De- tective Douglas answered tie coll and arrested Shaw. It was found that he, had fired four shots only one of which'made.--a slight skin HUDSON BAY SURVEY Ottawa, Ont., March 3.-rThe progress report of the first surveys of the Hudson Bay has been to the of Railwayc, It con- tains, in addition to a summary of, the work completed, an estimate of the probable cost of the work and a strong recommendation for further surveys to determine thfi possibili- ties of Port Nelson for the new line. THOUSAND. Victoria, B. C., LIVES LOST March -A terri- ble disjaster occurred on the Canton river involving ,the loss of over a thousand, lives following the over- turning of a flour boat while the steamer Aki Mam which reached port tonight was at Hong Kong. Commission To Be Here Monday Word has reached the city that the Railway Commission will sit here on Monday next. The will be held in the" District Court in the Oliver Block. The members of the who will hear the Hon. J; P. Mabec, chAimmn iund Prof, 8. S. McLean. commission hero, (Special to the Herald.) lernie, B. C., March is un- officially-stated here that a shortage of in the Fire Sufferers Be- lief has been brought to light by the auditors. One of the most prominent of the original relief committee has'been arrested in Toronto in connection with this discovery and will be brought to Fer- me. This climax is not exactly unex- pected for many citizens .of Fernie lave been suspicious of the manner u which the relief money has been landled but very expected the natter to come to such a sudden head. The local papers have made sev- eral thinly-veiled accusations, one of hem seeming to be indefatigable in ts attempts to show up the grafters. Much stress seems to be laid on he fact that several people who were connected with the handling of relief money skinned-out of town as soon as possible. The publication of the auditors report is expected to involve several leading citizens' and, there will no doubt be 'something doing' in this burg. Jamieson, the painter, who was re- manded until today received a sen- tence of 60 days for assaulting Joe Sing. Frank Tower was acquited of the charge of "stealing from a drunK- en man .it the Waldorf. Two of the Black "Hands who were sentenced last fall have returned from Nelson where they served a term of six months. Contrary to expectations' they were heartly wel- somed by the Fernie Italians. A MANIJOBA MURDER _ Winnipeg, ling disclosures have been made by the coroner and" the provincial police regarding the finding of JNIcholas ga, a middle aged Galician' near Sun- dilands, Manitoba, with throat fright- rully cashed" and froien atinV The circumstances all indicate that foul play and .the police have detain- ed three Galician laborers jpehding inquiry-. HIEBERT QUITS TORIES. Declares He is An Independent, and is Certain of Election.-' Didsbury, March Mr. Hiebert, you have broken away- from your "Yes. After the meeting here on Monday night I had to to be honest." "J might have fooled the all right, 'as is usually done, but that is not iny way. Rather than fool them 1 shall adopt an independent attitude." "What caused the split, Mr. "Well, to begin with, 1 could not stand the leadership. That double larness galled Kmy shoulders. I was expected to make myself (ridiculous out of sheer party split. Nothing the did was good. I said the.- province is greater than politics. In Didsbury I must be free to speak my own mind. I -want to be as "broad as 4he prairies upon which I, have always lived." "Then you will attach yourself to 10 J told that the bitter enmi- ius of party strife have no- place in provincial affairs. Particularly11-in a ing province where there is so much to do." "Where do you expect tojiraw your support f om during the present cam- "Well, in a few days my 'old friends will conni back. They feel a little or.6 at present, that I can expect. Aftor my speech at CarstairV tonight shall 4-ot out campaign, and shall be lost for two weeks. In. hat time much will have happened, shall in ail my program to all roy and.I would rather be ruried under an honest platforrnT than get rich on lies'." "Do vou think you will win, out> Vfr. "I do. of course, or why am I mak- ncr the attempt. I may go under, but I shall fight. I shall not be )urie--l without kicking. That is all can :say at present." "One more question Mr. )id you see the account of your late eade'r being found in the Liberal onventionvat "Yes. but I did not expect rint my opinion of that action." SUNDAY STREET QAM Kdmonton. .Alta., March Jity Council will not take action_to ecu re a plebiscite on the. question- operating Sunday street cars un- il tho matter is officially brought thi-ir attention by'a petition oi ate payers. It is probable this will done this spring. A RUNAWAY YESTERDAY. Yesterday evening about 6 p.m. here was another .this time n Round The team ewne asrt, the HeraW office on the gallop. The driver was tugging at the one bridle. off. It u f there wouki be a head-on coUision with a load of hay in front of Balmoral. However 3d out, not enough; for the bug-- ollided with comer of the. rack. This carriace fl swaying tto- as the team proeeedud on mad career. out, ibout opposite the tlw earn caught in front of m'B druc store, ad overturned, eflectimlly hurry. il ;