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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta I The Lethbridge Daily Herald 9r Volume III. Lethbridgc, Alberta. Wednesday, March Number 74. MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT HAVE RESIGNED EMISSARIES RETURN TO U.S.A. Conference At Ottawa Over-Result Is Not Known Ottawa, 'March American tariff board representatives had their last conference with the'Hon. W. S. Fieldin-. minister of finance, this af- ternoon and will leave for Washing- ton tomorrow. The only official announcement made as to the results of the negotia tions of the past week is simply'that the exchange of views and the dis- cussion throughout have been of the most friendly and frank character. H is hoped that as a result of the better mutual understanding reached as to the respective American and Canadian view-points of the tarifi problem under consideration there wil be a mutually satisfactory and peace- ful outcome. Ottawa, .'March was noth- ing definite announced but it is be- YJLCA. COMMITTEE To Boost Campaign More Later-Next Luncheon Friday At a meeting of the chairmen of the two committees of business and professional men to "push through the. V.M.C.A. for fifty-five men Hon. C. W. Cross Also Out-Marshall And Lessard To Follow-Cushing Refused To Come Back" Dissolution the Likely Outcome Edmonton, March governmejit including Premier liuth- eri'ord, Attorney-General .dross, Bu- chanan, and in all probability Marshall and Lessard, will resign in the Leglsla- ture this afternoon and the Lieutenant were; selected as a nucleus of workers. GoVCrilOl' AVJI1 Call SOIlie OI1C to lorin a new cabinet. Your correspondent in an inter- view with Mr. this moraine Lethb'ridge's business men are espec- ially busy men, hut not more so than Calgary's business men, where 'they swung through a seven-day campaign for last October. These men were chosen because they arc busy. Men with plenty of time at .their dis- posal are no use in an eflort of this kind. This is a campaign that comes but once in a life time. The building will be ample1 to accommodate one thousand members will 'make the work self-supporting. -Every other city in Western Canada the sivce of continuance of the present trade re- lations between Canada and United. States. The American commissioners have no power to make definite tariff agree ment themselves but will report what rhey have learned here to President Taft upon whom rests the deciding whether or not 'the maximum rates of tile, Payne-Aldrich law will be di- rected against Canada. -The major- ity of those who are in touch with the situation, however, do not believe that President Taft will precipitate a tariff war. This "belief is not based so much on what is known of negotiations just closed but on the assumption a mass of business people no both sides of tiie line would be strongly Dispos- ed to disturbances to existing trade relations unless such disturbances were in the direction of betterment of conditions. ing. Gushing; claims that Cross at- tempted to discredit him by saying that, he resigned because dishing had con- sented to return to the cabinet. A government caucus was held lasf night when intimation was given of the resignation of the government. CONTROVERSIES STILL TO FOLLOW V Two More Resolutions In- troduced To tbe Legislature The Herald communicated with Edmonton regarding the above learned that the rumor to the effect thai {patch. The government has not yet re- he had consented to return to the cab- inet and then withdrawn, was not true. He said he SUM the premier later and signed, but Messrs. Marshall and Les- sard were not in their places and the supposition is that they will resign told him there was no chance of agree- (leaving Premier Rutherford alone. lieved that prospects are good for j Lethb'ridgc except Saskatoon. and Fort William has a modern Y.M.C.A. building. If Our citizens will plan to definitely and systematically push this 'matter for seven days, there can be no doubt as to the results. The committee of fifty-five.business men chosen are as follows: DR. W. S. GALBRALTH, G. W. R. R. Davidson, A. J. Irving, '-J. G-t Ro- bertson, T. S. McKENZlE, E. A. Cunningham, R. V. Gibbon, Dr. 0. J. Courtice, Alvin Ripley, C.' G. K. NOURSE, A. B. Stafford, W. C. PRISONERS WERE LIBERATED President of Nicaragua Ives, J. E. Lethhridge, J. H. Fleet- wood, W. P. J. ALEXANDER, Mr. Cuthbert, J, Torrance, A; L. John- ston, A. Frayne, C. R. DANIEL, E. A. Sharman, R. E. Sherlock. W. Jor- dan, D. H. Elton, S. J. SHEPHERD A. Barnslcy, T. M. Evans, S. Jack- son, M. Young, F. A. MAXWELL, A. Tilley, J. W. Turpin. W. A. Ham- ilton, N. II. Murray, J. D. HIGIN- BOTHAM, C. B. Bowman. .1. R. An- derson, E. 8. Jackson, L. M. John- ston, Dr. J. S. Stewart, G. H. John! ston, N. T. Maclcocl, E. U. RylandsJ A. McKeown, 0. D. AUSTIN, J. B. Robinson, W. C. Simmons, A. L. Foster, R. p. Wallace, p. L. NAI- SMITH, G. M. Hatch, E. Adams, F. Sets Political Prisoners Free Managua, Nicaragua, March i President Madriz today liberated sev-j Sick, C. F. P. Conybeare. The names in capital Idlers arc the captains of j the teams, those following are the I men on the teams. This committfe will be increased as i the; campaign progresses and young men's teams wiil be formed next week eral political prisoners, among the number being Garcisso Arellano. All Every man chosen on this committee of thc insurgent prisoners probably j is asked to meet for tea at the Alex- will be released soon. This move Caft' Friday evening at 0.1.5. thc part of -the government is expect- ed to conciliate the grand Conserva- tives and is significant as indicating that President Madriz is confident of j victory. Generals Vasquez, Godoy, j and Irias are here to confer with the i president of thc advisability of send- i ing an army against Blucfields. The i experience of former president Zelaya's army during the march on Rama may serve to deter the government from j this pjan. Intercession with Presi- i dent Madriz has been made in behalf tlf vou arc will be through Buchanan's Resignation (Special to1 the Herald.) Edmonton, ALta., March Hon. AY. A. Buchanan and Depu- ty Attorney-General S. B. Woods both sent in their resigna- tions to the Premier this _ __ O Hon. Duncan Hon. P. W. A. license inspector and Jas. Thorn, secretary to the Attorney-Gener- al, are also considering tins step. Although" making- no state- ments, it is unclerstocl that Mr: Buchanan endeavored to have changes made .in tbe water-ways contract in order "to improve thr condition of the same and give the province more security. On thai account he supported Woolfs amendment as he considered it in the best interests of the province that the contract should be im- proved. However, since the mat- ter has been bfought up again hi the House he is desirous of hnv- ing a free hand and it is uncler- stod lie will snppurt the resolu- tions now before the House. Cross's Resignation Edmonton, March torney-General Gross has resign- ed his portfolio, This statement lias been secured from authorita- ti ve sources at midnight. Hon. Mr. is reported to have returiie cL to. the cabinet w h icl i forced Mr. Cross to take the dras- tic step he did. Both parties when inter view ed, refused to give out any in- formation and would neither de- ny nor affirm the story. Be that as it may. it is known that the Attorney-General's res- ignation is now in the hands of the Lieu tenant-Governor. Tli'is leaves Hon. A. C: Eutlierford and Hon. Duncan Marshall as -tho only members of the cabinet with portfolios, Buchanan and Les- sard not having any. It is said that as soon as Mr. Cross heard that Premier Ruther- ford had-proposed to Mr. Cushino- that he should return to the onnnerit. he immediately sent in his resignation. FIRED INTO A STRIKING CROWD EdmontoiC- March content the lengthy debate in the legis- ature last week on the A. G. W. agreement, two resolutions were Introduced yesterday which will probably throw the house once more ii'ro the throes of controversy. other than, govern- ment Mr. Boyle of Sturgeon, gave notice that on Monday next he will move that this house resents the action of tiie government in so tam- Strike Breakers Took Car Out And Shot Up the Town Philadelphia, March the excitement created by the "shooting up" of Frankford avenue, one of the principal thoroughfares in the north- eastern section of the city late last night by a trolley car load of alleg-- eci St. Louis strike breakers, there were no serious demonstrations tigainst the trolley cars in operation early today. C. 0. Pratt, the organizer of. the car men, this morning denounced the affair in Prankfonl street where demands that documents and papers so removed be immediately restored to said files now -upon the table of the house. Immediately after Mr. Stewart, of our business at 7.15. Begin to get! will do you good. Everybody boost. pering with and 'stripping the -files men and a 14-year-old girl are h-ting to the railway transaction and in a hospital suffering -from slight b'allet wounds received when the crowd'of trolley men. shot from a swiftly moving car into the crowd. He said it was the usual last resort of the desperate strike breakers, .who finding everything quiet, Shoot up: a town to create trouble. The police are investigating and are trying to. fix the blame for. the reckless gunplay. It is alleged that the strike breakers on. learning that one of their number had been injured by a stone thrower while he was op- erating a car, decided to get revenge and took out a trolley without per- mission of the company.' Running down prankford. they' shot into every saw and quickly returned to the barn by a cross town switch. Although' Di- rector of Public Safety' Clay stilt declares that the general strike feel-. is on the the iabor leaders; declare that they are steadily gaining; ground. Many of the special dispen- sations -are "being withdrawn 'by the. Union and it is declared six hundred', bakers will join the strike today. Scdgewick, gave notice that oh Thurs- day next he would a mo- tion that whereas there is charged a deficiency of in the sale of the bonds, due to the statement that the bonds sold at the gov- ernment says the bonds sold at par, bf it resolved that this house desires immediately and conclusive evidence! as to the disposition of the said sum of The question asked by >jlr. Boyle as to whether the government has accept- j ed the offer of .R. Clarke, president I the Alberta and Great Waterways ail way Co., as contained in his letter ddressed to the premier, were held ver on request-of Premier'Ruther- ord. The act respecting the -Bow River Railway Company, intro- uced by Mr. iBuchanan, passed the econd reading and was referred to ie railway committee. An act to in- orporate the Calgary Trust Co. was eferred to the legal bills committee. Mr. O'Brien .introduced his bill in espect to the fortnightly payment of ?ages. The committee of the whole iscnssed the hill respecting the Dia- lond City Coal Co. Ltd., but reported rogress, asking leave to sit again. SEVENTEEN ARE BEING TREATED GUSHING ACCEPTED AND THEN DECLINED of Col. Jose Santos form- Ontario's paslctir treatment are in- er director-general of telegraphs and jcreasing TJp to scventeen telephones who was arrested on a j paticnts were undergoing treatment charge of disloyalty, and has since jat thc hands of Dr c A Hodgett been in prison. MRS. II. TENNANT DIED SUDDEXIvV'sevcrc bitc lrom a canine believed to i Calgary, March Albertan j TIIK NKWS AT EDMONTON this morning C. W. Cross Edmonton. March Edmon- j Attorney-General, resigned from the tOn Journal prints the following this Rutherford government last night. morning. He announced that he will not return j c. W. Cross, .A ttornry-Gcneral has whatever happens. ire-signed. II. Gushing, ex-minis- Hon. W. H. Gushing was invited ic tor of Public Works, was offered gis Toronto, March demands of i rejoin the Rutherford government this posit ion in the Cabinet, by Premier Ru morning. He hesitated, but later onitherford, in view of thc Attorney- in thc dav decided he would not ac- (General's resignation. At first ho andDr. J. A. Amyot. Today a boy was brought from Berlin who had experienced a rather cept the invitation. j accepted, but this morning finally re- It.is anticipated that Premier thcrford will resign and if he (Iocs! Within twenty-four hours he has not do so there may be a general j faced both ways on Uic deal, double election within a very short time. grossing the Premier, with the result That is what transpired in the. first, minister is left without Wife of Collector of Cus- I have beer, suffering from rabies, is not likely that on the evidence It! most'eventful day that has over oof of currcd in political circles during the- Dr. Rutherford, thc veterinary gcner- I present or any session.. It nas been! al of the Dominion government will j a day of seething. enlarge the territory now under muz- Enriy m the day Premier Rutl-er- toms at Coutts Died at ailCOUVer jzling regulations. Should this ac- ford made his proposition to Mr -Mrs. H. Coutts, <1cterininedjiPon the provin-j shing. It is understood that Mr.' of thc collector of customs there, died suddenly at Vancouver yesterday! n s afternoon. Mr. Tennant had gone' JOHN HOUSTON DIED YESTERDAY again co-operate. Gushing replied that he would not nccepl as long as Cross was in the Cabinet. to Vancouver a couple of weeks ago for his health in company with his DAD MONEY The Premier seemed to see no rca- NEW BRUNSWICK] son why Mr. Cross should not bcs.-uvLj, ar. .jonn, X. B.. .March rificed. The death of Mrs. Tennant comes i frit ten ,ind twenty-five cent pieces Cross learned of the interview as a sad shock to her large circle of 'art- in circulation. They are danger-; almost at oner and presented 'his res- alive. friends in this vicinity. A son, Mr. jous imitations. The Bank of New j ignation. S. Tennant, is 3 conductor on the A. R. T. railway here. The fun- eral will probably be held in Leth- Quesnel. B. C.. March 4- John Houston, recently report- -7- ed dead by a mistaken rumor. died here this afternoon after A a protracted illness. Mrs. 'Houston, on her way from specif stage. travelling day and night, fail- ed to arrive in time TO see her 4- an Attorney-Genera! and is facing certain defeat at the hands of Cusii- ing's followers and his own former supporters who are now almost to a man pledged against him. Attorney-General Cross refuses to reconsider his resignation in any ev- ent. Hon. Duncan Marshall. Hon. P. K. Lessard and Hon. W. A. Bu- chanan have taken no action thus far. Premier Rutherford and Hon. Dun- can Marshall are today the sole re- maining heads of the administration. Premier Rutherford is Attorney-Gen- eral, Minister of Education and Min- ister of Railways. Hon. Duncan Mar shall will be left with the portfolios of both Agriculture and Public Works In all probability the followers ot dishing, commonly known as insur- gents and the following of Cross, the former administration supporters, will comhJne to defeat Rutherford and his remaining Cabinet in thr House today and one of the most Brunswick has received three of the. spurious coins from its branch at Riverside with word that thev were i WILL RENDER NOTABLE in the course of a few days, i supposed to have come from Amiierst SERVICE TO TOO MUCH FOR HON. GEO. E. FOSTER! Onawa. March Geo. Fester is ill as a result of worry over'or Hon. Senator G. W. Ross contin- rte recent libel suit and will have lues to improve. He is expected to tc take a rest for a few weeks. resume his seat in a few davs. London. March Post says if Canada succeeds ir, es- SENATOR ROSS BETTER j tahlishing right of the British States, Ottawa, Mnrch condition'to enter into a commercial partner-1 v ship without being penalized by i she will, indeed, rendered a notable imperial service, j-i For the past six days he 'hod suffered terribly and was unconscious for long periods at times. The doctors in at- tendance stated that he had suffered from a weak'heart for three months, which, with internal troubles, were the' final cause of death. His body will be interred at Nelson. elections ever held in the his- tory of Canada will result. In brief this is the situation that arose last night with a suddenness which is equalled only by the surprises con- tained in the evenfs. E1GHT-Y EAR-OLD PURSE SNATCHER London, Out., March police '.rrested a pretty little golden haired eighf-year-oid girl in a local depart- ment store today. The charge is that thc child is the most daring purse snatcher ever taken here. She is ex- J.H. MCDONALD IS APPOINTED Succeeds F. E. Garrett as Electrician for the City At the Fire, Water and Light com- mittee meeting yesterday afterncon J. H. McDonald received the appoint- ment as city electrician vacated by the resignation of Mr. G-arrett, at. the salary of a hundred dollars a month. Mr. McDonald has been working on tlic staff as a linesman for some time tremely clever. Her father and moth- Past and has shown himself emtnent- er are both dead and a brother, aged 2-' years, was recently given three years in prison for forgery. ly qualified to fill the position. His duties commence at once. PARTICULARS OF ROBT. LEE'S DEATH i FELLOW FEELING WAS NOT WONDROUS KIND Raymond, March very Ont. March Liiktakios, a Pole who arrived from Hamilton last night nearly murdered James Murphy in his cell at the police station. Laftakios is said to be a steel j worker tind when taken to the police sad j station he was placed -with Murphy. event occurred in this vicinity on Fri- Ht- attacked Murphy and threw him day morning last being the death of j asainst a steam radiator and' beat him Mr. Robert LecT who. with three the nead until was almost er young men, resided on a farm five miles from Raymond. The deceased had been complaining of indisposition and before retiring to rest took what appeared to be salts, but which after- wards, when it was too late, -was ascertained 1o be strychnine, result- ing in his death half an h6ur later. Mr. Lee was a native of Derbyshire, Wales, where his aged mother and the rest of the family still reside. Only a year ago he came to Alberta and unconscious. with other young enpurched BIBLE CLASS ANNIVERSARY Wesley Adult Class Held A Very Successful Banquet The organized Bible Class at le-CblrCh'WiliCh g0es by the a farm, intending to his future home. He was a young n of the Lethbridge Builders. anniversary banrjuet last evening and man of excellent Christian character. and was universally esteemed in the community. An impressive funeral had a most successfu gathering. Tbe chief speaker of :he occasion was J. B. Paterson, of Calgary, superintendent C. P. R. CONSTABLE FATALLY INJURED .March service was conducted on Saturday in if Adlrtl ftble work 'to tbe the Presbyterian Church, Raymond Sunday Scho01 by Rev. John J. Cameron, and the ihe gave a very instructive and inspiring address on the points to be observed in the work of the adult 's Other speakers were -W. Davidson, employed by the C. P. R. as constable, fell under a moving freight car in the local yard and had his two iegs and left cut off. He is in the hospital, living, his recovery is hopeless. remains conveyed to their last rest- ing place in the town cemetery, ac- bv a large number oi mourning friends who were deeply af- fected by his sudden removal in the prime of life from their midst. Jordan, J. W. Long, Mrs. Pipes, K. Dr. Gatfcraith, W. A. Hamil- ton, Rev. T. P. Perry. In the absence president, B. Posthill, who the Lord, Yea, saith the Spirit that iis D- Austin acted as they may rest from their labor, and toastmaster. About sixty members their works do follow them." nd 'friends of the class were ;