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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 7, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TWELVE PAOES Lethbridge, Alberta. Friday, March 7, 1913 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 73 BEAOriQR I Lethbridge Charter Bills . Were Given a Second Reading on Thursday GREAT PROGRESS Legislature Is Breaking All Records for Close Atten-tion to Work Edmonton, March 6.-Private lugis-"latioij is pcoupying tlie whole atton- tion of the Legislature.just now and the standing committees are working full time to keep up with the demand lor bills. The record ot bills taken up arid passed through or advanced during the. week would show that the present week is likely to prove one'of iho busiest ot sessions. Private bills are being advanced' rapidly. Some fourteen' bills which were considered ia standing committees this morning were taken up iii committee of the whole this afternoon, and will receive their tliird reading on Tuesday. Royal assent was given to two bills, the Alberta Ladies'.College of. Red Deer and Edmonton, Stony Plain and \Va-bamun railway.' A dozen bills received a second reading. The Bulk Sales act, which has been dorpyided by the wholesale traders of tlje'province and supported by retailers associations, has been printed and wUl come on for a second reading soon..: The act makes it the duty of oyjg^y/ppj'sp.n, buying stocks of.nicr-chandlae lin/'buik tot demand, and\,tl>; duty of' Bv^ry.jivend'or to comply witih demand forV written statements con-t^qihg names and addresses of all creditors and"-Amounts  owing - to tls It F,air? . . Special acts of the Legislature to' enable persons to practice professions in the house will be harder to obtain tain in future it indeed the Legislature docs not rule thenr out entirely. The special act to authorize James Alexander McCaftry, ot Edmonton to practice law in the'province met with a hostile reception at the hands of the Miscellaneous and Private Bills committee of the Legislature today. Hon. Malcolm McKensie raised objection to the billy which he said was going to legislate a man into a profession which other men would have to spend years in training tor. If ,the}' were going' to set up this precedent they would have everybody who had sat behind a law oiBce door applying, for a special act to enable him to become a lawyer. It was a dangerous precedent. The committee reported the bid in 'such a manner that'it is certain to be thrown out when it comes before the committoo of the whole unless fresh reasons are brought to substantiate Mr. McCaf-Iray's claim. H'on. e. R. 'Mitchell answered a numlMsr .of questions put by members of the opposition. Mine Inspectors Drr Stewart, Lethbridge, asked a number of, questions about the mining inspectors ot the province and their districts. .He was informed by Mr. Mitchell" that the province was divided into four mining districts, .Gro^ws .Nest, ,^ Lethbridge, Edmonton .and.'Calgary.' The 'number of mines in pperation in .each during 1912 wgis .as follows:-. Crows Nest 27, Lethbridge 65, Calgary 90, and Edmonton 55. Inspectors for the respective districts were: .Crows Nest, Francis 'Aspinall ; Lethbridge, Samuel A. Jones ; Calgary,: Andrew M. Scott; Edmonton, Elijah Heathcote.  Salaries paid to these inspectors were as follows : Crows Nest S2400, [.oth-bridgo $1800, Calgary .$1920, Edmonton $2040, while expenses ot each-in the same order during 1912 were, $861, $517, $594, 734. ' The following bills were .given a second reading,; Lethbridge City Charter (two bills), 'Wetaski'win 0:harter,. Edmonton  Country Club, ^,.Iesuits ot Alberta-, Edmonton Col-i lege,'Elbow River Sub-Railway, Roy-,�l Order ot Mo'oso Club, Lethbridge Radial. Tramway Co, Clay Line Railway Co. Town of Macleod, University Club of Calgary... ' The' following bills were-considered in coramlttoe: of 'the whole and re-� ported. , They will be read a third time'pnvTtJesday: ..nowrie'ss Improve-mertt. Co,, "British^. Canadian Trust and Guarantee Co., Dominion.; Trust Co.,- Opous' Clubi Alberta Norwegian Lutheran-'" Golloge ' Aiggoclation, East , Calgary Power Co., Edmonton Jook-ey � Olub/ Strathcona Methodist Col-. SI lege, jQathollo;-Parishes and Missions  '-.(CpAtlflHWa pn DAga 10) ? * *    PAULINE J0HN60N DEAD >> .J,-- ^ Vancouver,'B.C., March 7.- ? Pauline Johnson, Indian poet- > t� had been sick a year. . ? CRUDE WORK FOR PAIR BANK CLERKS MAR^gcr ;^cRGED CHEQUE AC-CE^TED-jAND HAD IT CASH-^:;^E D" AT sf O R E Winnipeg, March - 7.-Chas. Marich and Louis Meli, erbployees. o� the staff of a city bank, were arrested by the city police yesterday on a charge of forgery and uttering. The amount is ?600. Both youDgr men are natives of the Island ot Malta. The information alleges thai, Marich forged a cheque for ?600, using the naioe of a citizen whose account ia the bank at which Marich was lemployed'-exceeded that amount. After stamping the cheque "accepted," Marich is alleged t > ? ? ? ? > ..... ........ ..... ? '. progressive jholland ? a bill projviding compulsory old * t* ag^ ahds1feieff(^S"in^;iiS^a,g&e'-foi? .working.mea. ' .> ? * ? > � e^ free, "list, Each of the new,memherB'take';(he view th a t th e Am^iffd^a i>|^pl p � are irn-tltled.td agrIculturai,cqmp?tltion'fr.pm Canada. 'While thei^varp mans'^faj;m-ers in tbQ states, of vail, three uew^m^tn-' iber^, : this' will iio(;V^feo.t,5thelfc-;ptUT tude, ' _ ^ Attempt in Nebraska to Prevent People Buying Land in ..... Canada Llnboln, "Neb., I^Iatch';S,.---Canadian: enilgratibn fVom Nebraska � and the sale of Canadian laiids in this staftc �.are both'seriously, menaced by .a "blue sky" bill now before the statego�into court and recovet the difference between the cost 6f his l�nd that sold to any one at aJ lo-wer rate. � � KAHN FOUND GUILTY , South Bond, " Match 7.-Benjamin Kah^i wag found guilty of arson by a Jury in the Olrouit Court thle 'morn-Ing. The jury had been out Blnce.late Wednesday afternoon. Baltimore, March 7,-'With a ter-rlfio roar and spouting of great columns of flames, a large quantity of dynamite exploded on a lighter In the lower harbor this forenoon, resulted In the death of. at least fifty persons and the serious injury of scores more. Forty, stevedores are missing but .It is thought possibly some of those may have .'escaped, The dj^namito was being loaded on the tramp steame;: Alum Chine for the Panama Canal. The vessel was demolished and the ^Superstructure of the United States- collier Jason, at anchor 700 feet away, was wiped off and her aide was: riddled by metal fragments, of the Ohjne. The shock of the explosion broke windows many miles; away and .was felt distinctly at a distance of more than one hundred miles. Pieces of'Iron and steel three feet long and weighing fifty pounds, were found at -points ot the Anne �Arundel and Baltimore county shores, three and. four mUes from the scene. Several men aboard the collier were killed. an(f a large'i number of others received in juries ^ kohoma; March 6.-Fire hprc: to'-i day destroyed aeven hundred Japanese houses, and several business buildings, including .th� Stot^k' Exchange., No foreign hu^ldlngB yf6\e y'.-::v:.;.,":',�.:? damaged. BEEN FIFIY ABI GOLDEN' ANNIVERSARY OF THE ^LANDING OF QUEEN ALEXANDRA AT MARGATE 'London, March 7.-Today was,the fiftieth anniversary of the landing in Great Britain of the Queen Mother Alexandra, then a aniah Princess. In accordance with the expressed desire pf her Majesty, the occasibn Was observed quietly. The Loi-d Mayor and corporation, of the, city of London went to Marlborough House tq present an aiddress to her Majesty on behalf of the citizens of London; while the Mayor of Windsor and the Mayor of Margate .(where she first'came ashore) otfei*ed their official, congratulations. . Many members of the diplomatic corps called at Marlborough House in the course of the day. TFIRY .'Constantinople, March 7;-^Flfty mutinous Arab soldiers belonging to the; �Turkish regiments guarding the Peniqsula of Galllpoll and the Dar-iJanell^Bi''Straits; were shot today, as an 9,xample to the others. Mo^t of the men guarding the lines in �ihla^'district have ^been brought f rprrii.the'.warm climate of Asia ..Minor, and have' become mutinous ;o'wing:[to ma'jextremeicoldi. They deplare'that I' -A jthisy are'''too benumbed .to-Ijiht, ' �... EKING WILL TRY AGAIN FORMER MEMBER TO CONTEST NORTH WATERLOO THIS TIME ON NAVAL ISSUE Waterloo, Ont., March G.-Hon. MacKeenzie King wag tendered the unanimous nomination of the North Waterloo Liberal association, here this afternoon, for thc^ Dominion Parliament, by a large gathering of the del-egeates, every municipality being represented. The ex-Minlater of Labor delivered a lengthy adress on the naval situation, maintaining that Mr. Borden and his followers, are determined, if power and force can accomplish it, to abdicate the rights of self-government b� cured to this country after long struggles, and would reduce it from a state of a self-government Dominion to a Colonial dependency. Mr. King devoted considerable time to the naval address delivered by \V. G. Wichell, the present member for thc riding. 1 MINES PHY Y NOT M S SEEDING� lEOD J. 0. Jones Tells of Visit of the Miners Deputation to Edmonton Macleod, .March 7.-Seeding began in the .Macleod district on W-ednesday. Many of the farmers do not wait for the spring to do their ploughing, but prepare their ground In the fall, so they who did thoir work last fall ar^ now ready to do their seeding at this early date. Many who have been In the country for some time say this is the year of big crops If the prophecy proves true, there 'will be many who will rejoice in the fall of 1913. ESBRO AND WENT m Member for St. Antoine Created Some Amusement~The Fight Wages With Grim Determination . Ottawa, March l.-'At 8 o'clock this nforning D. A. Latortune, Liberal member tor Moutcalni, who is by all odds champion long 'distance orator ot the hoUse, commenced a speech which he promised before he started would beat all previous performaiices during the present' deadlock. He was jstill ,golng strpng at 11 o'clock, and tiie �Jprbbahililjil^. are that, his speech will last wiBll-lito':th6" attqEOOpn'. Mr. Lafbttuhe always.SJieiks I'll French.. He has art; abundantNstock , ot droll humor and his , performances ialvyg-ys create''a, good' deal of aniusemen,t among'^ Frehch-C'anadian members and the IDngllsh^speaklne, members: who are able to Ibllow-him. The night, passed qiiie'tlj';.:one speaker rising after another with the regularity ot clock wbidf,' H. B. Ames,' Conservative member tor St. Antoine division, Montreal, contributed the roost atrfusing incident of the week by turning up at one o'clock with his shift carrying a cushion ot many colors and a nightcap. He put the nfght cap on, arranged the cushion on.his desk, and, reclining his limbs across the chair opposite, folded his' arms and sank down to shimber. The performance was greeted with laughter and cheers. Mr. Ames was soon in deep slumber and tl^is contributed to " make the proceedings'qUiet, tor the Conseiwar tives .liot desiring to disturb him, refrained from making interruptions, and the voice of J. A. Ethler, member for Two Mountains, who had the floor at one o'clock was the only voice heard within the walls ot. the commbjis chamber. After a while Mr. Ames awoke with a look ot be-wilderiiient on his face. He-rubbed' bis eyes antl fbr a > time did not seem to realize that he was not at home .in his comfortable bed. At three' o'clock Mr; Ethfer was-succeeded by Hon. Chas. Marcil, who spoke 'tintil 4:55, The thirtyTiive millions it \yas 'propbseil to vote, he said, iyas entirely inadequate to pay any debt of gratitude:-to theennpire. It was an insighiJlcant gift to the wealthiest nation in. the world. He declared that the opposition was wilting to � exhaust cyery ' constitutional method to fbrce' the government to consult;the people in regard to the" proposal. ,; , ,' , ^ �. Robert Gruise, of' Dauphin, who followed, spoke for half an hour only. He .said he did hot want to see Canada, turned into a military camp at the expense of the farmers of the country. William Power, L; J,- Papinoau and Mr; Chishol-m, spea}?ing in turn, filled in.the'. time until eight o'clock, ^When. Mr. -LaFortune,;came on Mr. Ghishqto said tbuita^^ arbitrary action to curtail tree - speech- would's b� vigorously fought,:-.!' - ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? TEN L B FOR OF A LEG Winnipeg; i\rarch--7.-A. S. Bickering, former, Ca'nadlari'''; Northern fireman, ha? ibeen  qwardod $10,000 tor the loss of a leg, T^his was the result of .a olfttui. jigftiast the Grand jrruvl? ^?oiCp. l9if;.$20^Ql),p in 1,ho ciTil, assizes poUrti^.^ ' > ? o ? ? IN OLD ONTARIO Toronto, Ont., March 7.- With the thermometer six below, this is the coldest day this winter in Toronto. � ' The railroads are fighting against the combination of show, blizzards and cold weather, in an effort to keep the|r lines open, and the xrains near schedule time. Trains arrly-* Ing at the Union station this morning, ran from a half'tb,; three hours late. There was'a; variety of causes .for the'de^ lays: .engines freezing, up an^-.. atalllng;' steam and � air -hqsQ:'; bursting, from' the ^ cold, bad. ralls,vsnow drifts^-and heavy:*. trains.. ""'-X'^^^ GOAST PEOPLE .; FOR THE PRAIRIE HUGH TAYLOR PREDICTS A BIG MOVEMENT INLAND STARTING THIS YEAR "There Is a noticeable.movement toward the prairies from the Goast,- as the people there believe the prairie country Is the young man's country, and desire to live on land that is producing." Hugh Taylor returned yesterday from a trip to Vancouver and other; coast cities. He says he Is surprised; at^the desire of the people there to know more about the prairie country, Alberta Is the Bubject,'9f'much discus, sibn. Pacific coast >imihigrattoh is growing heavier,each year, and. with; the tendency to come inland from; there, the desire for information about: Alberta continues (x) grow.; Mr. 'i^ay-, lor believes there will lie'a jarge number of coast people come to this province this spring. Vancouver manufacturers are .also: enquiring about Alberta. While in^ Vanooiiver, Mr. Taylor called on the. Vahcouver-*Prlnoe Rupert Packing Co. and their general manager hinted that it would not be long before they would place a man In Lethbridge ito cover the whole Southern Alberta fleld,muy-: Ing live 'stock for the big Vancouver plant. They are just fieginning to find out that Southern Alberta ia a growing livestock centre, and they do not intend to overlook their oppoM tunny. NO HARDSHIP Monthly Cheques arfeWhimof Operators' Association-The Checkers Clause Halifax, 1^.6., MarpK: 1r^^,^i^ ernment has introduaedi abUf'yo-.viding for the estahllahmfeilt.ofi?a'-ru, ral telephone system; ^^'tii'fe-oo.QP.fHEa-' ttve principle is utUJ^tfd. -Th^-government will glv� a-'su^tl|' miners who worked In those mines. :::�: ] NQt a Hardship "We are told," said .Mr. Jones Ini j discussing the matter, "that fortnightVi > k , ly pay would work a hardship on'tha:.;"^ small companies', that the extra:..v. amount of bookkeeping and the ne-t :i> cessity.ot having money for-the pay.'^ roll twice a month would tend - ,to,: put them out of business. We hava. .va only one argument against that.' Near-.:�; ly all the small mines In the Edmon-;y y: f ton 'district to which that objeotioni .'!�;,-would apply, now pay " fortnightly.:::,i They are.Independent, not being con-;^.^ nected with the Goal Operators^'As-L sociation. It is evident therefore;thali.'i: k;" the fortnightly pay Is not a hardship; -.-r?--to the small companies; then cwtaln-? it;�'' ly it cannot be to the large. _ ^ " ^( Makes' for Thrift, . .aj;' "The fortnightly pay for the work-ingmen is. the only equitable way. It � tends 'to keep down 'the system,- of- ,:'5ii,'i1 credit. Go to any storekeeper and,; ; lis:, ask him which he prefers-the,month'^'iiiA'A ly or the fortnightly pay. H!e 'wlU* ' J tell you every time that the. dormeK->'!S%^^ is better for himself, and is a greateiJ; - d satisfaction to., his customers. ^ iV in-*? ^ duces a spirit of thrift in. a man 'who', can pay his'way from day to .-dayf, " V Long credits are the bane of tha^ ' worklngmen. ' v r ''f "I am glad to BCid tliat the Oity of.  ,*' mail or check""'mo'a6ur�B lb? any; miiir? 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