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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta AuJEMTA fUECOAV, MARCH 10, I ttt. TiT---- t I M M I M H M M M M t t M t M t t I M It I Mt t M I M t RIDCWAY AS R1DGWAVS ROYAL TEAS RIDOWAYS TEAS i: Have the largest Sale of any high-grade Tea in the World 50c., 60c. and 1.00 per Ib. Exclusive Agents: The Bentley Company Limited, Lethbridge .l A 3lb SI7.C5 f t M M t TELEPHONE 53 Prompt Delivery: J CLOSE OF THE LEGISLATURE A VERY IMPORTANT SESSION Prtceedings of Prorogation Took Place at Edmonton A Review of the Many Measures That Became Law Edmonton, March third was observed by many visitors who session of the first legislature of Al- have frequented the galleries in for- berta was prorogued by .His Honor, the Lieutenant Governor yesterday with all pomp'and pageantry the re- il-'arning the art of law making and ac- sources of the capital could afford. As each season goes by there "is a fulling off in public interest in these functions. Last great crowd gathered in Mackay street school to witness the closing ceremonies. The members themselves were so impres- sed with it that they actually hud a flashlight photograph taken. This year about one-third of the seats were empty. Conspicuously so was the bench of the leader of the Opposition who, flew his kite last Friday after holding up the House for week, but hot before he begged his, sessional indemnity. The Lieutenant Governor was es- corted by 12 troopers and a trumpeter. He was attended by his aide de camp, Capt. Worsley, and his secretary, Mr. G. H. Babitt. Before entering the chamber the aide-de-camp announced --His ;whole- .assemblage mer sesions, that the members were quiring the bon hoinie of accomplish- ed parliamentarians. They are more familiar; with the rules of the assemb- y, and expedite the public business with greater .celerity. The opposition has often attempted to force the fight- ing and have more than on one oc- casion asserted their presence and held 'the house to the rules. The utstanding occasion was last Thurs- day. In fact the hpuse'1 was prorogu- ed a. week later than anticipated a couple of weeks ago. Everything was ready for the Vice-Regal assent a week. ago, but the leader of the oppos- ition objected to the first and second readings of the bills respecting the statute law amendments on the same clay. He stood firmly by rules 40 and 42 giving as his reason that lie want- ed time to study, the bill and moved the adjournment until Monday of this week. In this action .the. leader of the opposition was quite within 'his rights, and many of the members of the house admired his pluck in hang ing up the bill. "He's getting onto his job" were the frequent remarks in tiic corridors. But all the prestige the opposition leader, won and was calculated to win by sticking to his fc liW lak.41U.UVL LUti JJUUliU. 1J Banie and meeting the house and de- respect the ,aw of hvenng hia. criticisms against the ly approxiinates the law of England that, did not meet his aproval wh5ch is peculiarly strict in this rcg. .va.s lorit by hid untimely flight to the pect south. 'When the house assembled. the.fjphtaguwt the measure so phoncs c-d oposition. dangerous in the eyes of the Opposi- IIUIIUIIL i_--m mg, LIIIZ iiiLuii: ui LI IE leader was thrown on the bisect-. province. The act the is, position. nuance of debentures for the purpose The session ha, been a lairiy fruit- o{ 'telephones and tele- ful one. Three acts are outstanding. graphs in lhc cslimatcs viz, the Compensation Act, the Kight- foreshadows thc purchasc of lhe M hour Law and thc Drainage Act. The. Ryalem. A export OI1 behalf o{ the measures have been widely governmcnt hils made a tour of lhe discussed, by the "labor..organisation province e.stimating the value of the and the. press of eastern and western ]JelI lincs Bdl tem rose to their feet while the "King's representative took his position in the Speaker's chair. Immediately the clerk of the House read the var- ious bills that had passed the several stages of the House, to which His Honor assented in silence. The clerk turning to the members again per- formed the last act in making the forty bills of thu session the statute law of Alberta by pronouncing thc formula, "In His. Majesty's name, doth His Honor the Lieutenant Gov- assent to these The Speaker then performed an act which is an anomoly in our Parlia- mentary custom, but carries the im- agination back to the absolutism of the Angevin and Norman kings of England. He presented a request to the King's representative for the sup- ply for the coming year. Few saw the irony of the legislature asking the Crown for the right to spend its own money. It is outward show and attachment to ancient forms coupled with a true democratic spirit that is the strength and glory of the British constitution and its transcrip in every colony under thc flag. His Honor of course, graciously as- sented to let the legislature spend its own money for one year. Next year they will ask him again and he. will just as graciously give his as- sent. The Lieutenant Governor then read a congratulatory message thanking the members for their diligence and devotion to publin duty and absolved them from attendance until called at his pleasure next year. As soon as the vice-regal party left the chamber a fusilade of papers blue books, and waste paper baskets filled the air and with laughter, and boyish pranks the session passed into history. A Notable Session The session which cprncd 'on Jan uary 16th, lasted 7 weeks. For the on an actual basis as is done in life first time the legislature met in a building that could be called ils own. During the progress of the session it A wise provision of the bill renders it inapplicable to farm work. In passing the compensation act and the eight hour law the govern- ment were largely guided by the evi- dence taken by the coal commission. In framing the measure the govern- ment had all the available data and have fairly succeeded in evolving a measure that protects the miner from the rapacity or negligence of the and at the same time en- ffrces ace and competency upon the miner by Emitting none but skill- ed men to The drainage one that was needed in this province and as stated in His Honor's message it will great- ly facilitate the opening" of the coun- in making it possible to build roads through districts 'that were swampy and impassable heretofore. An arrangement has been made with the department of thc interior where- by all Dominion lands reclaimed through drainage come into the pos- session of the province. President Fletcher of the A. F. A. speaking at a meeting of the farmers at Clover Bar a month ago declared that Drainage Act was one of the greatest needs of the province. Now that need has been met. Forty Acts Passed Forty acta were passed during the sesion that has-just closed. In 1907 there were 49 and in 1906 76 acts were passed making a grand total of 165 acta of Parliament for the province in three years. The Imperial debtors act of 1369 was repealed by this session, this act imprisonment' for debt was legalized in the NorthAVest Territor- ies. Another act directly in the pub- lic interest is an act to provide se- curity by public officers. By the new act of 1908 it is practically impossible for an officer in a position of public trust, where.the expenditure and col- lection of public money are concern- ed to defraud the public. In this House are generally the committees on miscellaneous and private bills and municipal law. The latter com- mittee were actually badgered past the limits' of patience this session. Almost every town and city in the province were repn-sented before this committee seeking some amend- ments to their charters. One member of the committee.after a long sitting of the committee exclaimed in des- peration that he expected the next request would be thc right of the cit- izens to gibbet the obnoxious mem- bers of the council board. If such a request was ever made he would willingly support it. Gcntral Municipal Act The upshot of the vast number of rcqu'ests respecting .amendments to city charters is that ;i general muni- cipal act will be prepared by the gov- ernment and submitted to the Legis- lature next session. To the visitor in the galleries of the Legislature the sessions of the Legislature seem sometimes too tame an affair. There is nothing the reg- gular or casual visitor to the House enjoys more than a heated debate, especially when government member takes issue with a government meas- ure. There has been little of the pyrotechnics of debate this session. The difference, between the support; ers of the government and the mem- bers of the executive generally Cushing's act respecting tele- ldegraphs hag an im_ the {lllurft Q{ settled in caucus. This organization or feature of the party system is one that never comes into the minds of By i the public when making their judg- vas ment.s. Consequently when a meas- ure, passes through the various stages of the House without violent or even moderate opposition the spectators rom the galleries make up their ninds the government has "buffalo- their-supporters and is carrying things through with a high hand. A peep behind thu scenes in caucus would often reveal a minister at bay or hors de combat before the mem- jers of the party forming the majori- ty in Parliament. It is an open se- cret that the changes that were in- corporated imo the compensation act whereby the act does not apply to form of iarrn labor was the cause of long earnest consultation and de- bate in the Liberal caucus. ....w.. A.IIC Utn lUUlUUVb Canada Generally the verdict is flat- over 450 miles with several exchanges. tonng. These Alberta in u is known the system is in a the van of states where legislation is high statft o{ effidency as it hag bwn tempered, with justice and humanity ljut erected TQ Qbtain in-giving expression to the social lroi.0f Bell svatcm will give 1.000 contract on which the state is founded.' o{ ]ong dislancc HnM Jn The Compensation Act places labor m-it. true relation to industry The j Thc scssion that has just dosed has best, feature of German labor It-gwla-; criticised by a section of thc lion is embodied in the act. This is on UlR score that thc. members thc Bismarckian principle of ehmin- j havc shown too much complac ating thc. element of negligence in discussing thc varioug governmcnt arriving at a cause for compensation. An intimatc accjuainlailce 1 uuilUHIIIUlIlCt; Compensation placed as a charge j wjlh lhe doings o{ thc 1 islature upon industry. The workman works m dispel tMs idea Thc ordj not only for himself but for the com- vWtor to the Qf lhc mumty. Hia is often dangerous. In laturc see ft pftrt of f.ict staiistics indicate that the ma- jonty of accidenus arc caused not by negligence of the workman, but by'the danger inhorent in the nature of thc industry. On this basis then the compensation should be borne by tho industry and be computed in the manufacturing cost. It is possible to Legi.s- A vast amount of public is done in committee before the House assembles jeach day. Com- mittee work has been a feature of this session. Jn committee the or- dinary member the so-called back- bencher comes out of hw shell and for of the i uiftiiutri IIIIJJM'JI Ol inC is able to estimate risk and fix to ndvancc his the cost accordingly. Do You Appreciate this fact In every lino we we will land at yonr hcme and save you money over any of supply, aiid we're be- hind the goods. Our cash basis and economy of manage- ment is responsible for the close prices. The Turpin Furniture Co. Street tmNnttm U i i 11 i 11 i i t i iii 11 i H 1111 i i H 111 i i i i i i i Most People can earn Money but many fail to place it where it is both safe profitable ANCHOR YOUR SAVINGS TO MOTHER EARTH i i NorA Wad Uls, 2 Bkckfrm, School each Get some wfalethey fast j: Li-BllWIBttn tatffiiallKk Phnea I 111 n 11111 i i i i i 111111 11111 i i i i 111111111 u Thos. of. Granny, Me., accusetl of firing, the fatal shot Ihut killed unknown mun on Feb. 26 at CSranby, came before Judge 3 PROFESSIONAL CARDS na, of Sherbrqokc today, lie was com mit'tntl for trial and allowed out on bail. Albert .Johnston assaulted Mayor Taylor of High River in a pool room in.'that town. The constable Started after the fellow but the latter.-madly attacked the policeman. Iteault, Johnston was Hued and costs. General Teaming When you require your gardens ploughed, your yards cleaned up, cellars dug, or any other teaming ione, SEE US, or phone 201, or !rop a post card in the office, your order will receivoour prompt atten- cion. COAL must be paid for >n delivery. Residence and stable sast of the barracks. VVM. TAYLOR, Lethbridge Ladies' Ladies' Tailored Garments made to Order and Measure hits, Skirts, Ireas, Mite, Crts, Ittfe PUR Srylw, Corrttt Fitting, Maieriul, Xtw uiul Exclusive. Designs, No Two Made Alive. Untar- (ASMd WorkMoihlp. Low Weekly or Monthly PtpMnU If yon wish to and i.-or- jjowiie-1 write to MtMntUatCi. W.S.GALBRAITH, M.D.C.M. McGili Physician, Surgeon Accoucher Office.914 Redpath 8t. 'Phone 53 9a.m., 2-3. 7-8 p.m. DRS. McCLURE STEWART, Sur geon Dentists. Office Hours: 9a.m. to 12 n.; I p.m. to 5p.m. HAMILTON YOUNG Engineers and Surveyors Higiubotham Block, C.F.P.Conybeare, K.C., D.C.L., B. Morton Jones, B. C. L. CONYBEARE JONES Barristers, Solicitors, Etc. Office: Conybeare Block. Lethbridge, 22-lyr. without becoming the cynosure of the public eye and obtaining the doubtful advertisement of a newspa- per report. Thc proceedings in com mittee are less formal. What is lack ing in form is compensated by earnest discussion and analysis. Party line.8 are obliterated in the committee. I Each member gives expression to hia own opinions without reserve or fear and his dialectical and oratorical skill has untrammelled dway. The IGposition is often allied with a mem- ber of the government in checkmating 'an attack from a coterie of govern- ment supporters, while it not infre- quently happens that one side of the committee relies upon the Opposition who may hold the balance of power, to carry their views over their oppon- The busiest committees of the For Sale BUYS A FIRST CLASS DMYIIG BUBIIESS In the city of Lethbridge, comprising the following equipment: Two teams of first class horses and (hoir harness; Three wagons; One hay rack: One plnw; One set of harrows; One scraper; About 10 tons of baled hay; And 5 tons of oats; Together with two draying licenses for the current year. This offer jrood only for a short time. Nothing but a cash offer will be considered. For further information ap- ply to Box Y, Herald Office. 75-0 SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN NORTH- WEST HOMESTEAD REGU- ULATIONS Any even numbered section of Do- minion landA in Manitoba, Saskatch- ewan and Alberta, excepting 8 and 26, not reserved, may be homestead- ed by any person who is the sole head j of a family, or any male over 18 years of age, to the extent of one-quarter .section of 160 acres more or less. Application for entry must be made :n person by the applicant at a Do- minion Lands Agency or Sub-Agency for the district in which the land is situate. Kntry by proxy may, how- ever be made at an Agency on certain conditions by the father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister of an in- tending homesteader. The homesteader is required to per- form the homestead duties under one of the following Claris: (1) At least six months' residence upon and cultivation of the land in each War for three years. (2) A homesteader may, if he so desires, periiirm the required resi- dence duties by living on farming land .owned solely by him, not less than eighty (SO) acres in extent, in ;hc vicinity of his homestead. Joint ownership of land will not meet this W. C. SIMMONS Advocate, Barrister, Etc. j Office: Southard Block. j Money to Lend on Town and Farm Property. B. C. MOORE Funeral Director and Embalmer to Presbyterian Church Office Phone 102. Residence 136. F. B. ROLFSON ARCHITECT Room 9 Whitney Block. Whei have to sell It k this cotaaw. If wist uc this 25e Me i iuertitfts for SI LOST ONE GREY HORSE, 3 years old, branded C.A., also one bay horse 2 years old with scar on right fore leg above knee. reward given on return to Windsor Hotel or to Ed- ward Rova, Sec. 5-13-22. TO RENT FURNISHED ROOM, close in, al- ;iO a four horse stable with loft. Ap- ply G. W. Wiegand, 424 Smith St. FOR SALE ONE OLD ENGLISH VIOLIN- >ver 100 years old. Also another- perfect model of a Strad. Both violins in excellent condition. Apply Rochon's Candy Kitchen. WANTED A REPRESENTATIVE in every of Alberta. A genuine busi- ness proposition which will net you irom per day.: This is 10 catch ad. For particulars ad- dress, Accountant, Box 5, Pincher Creek, Altti. WANTED ;WANTED TO RENT a small cottage or ropms. Apply Herald 'Office. 724 FOR SALE CHEAP 1GO ACRES.. all fenced, half mile frontage on good stream, good and outbuildings. For particulars, apply H.A.Y., Lethbridge Alta. 72-0-0 FOR SALE OR RENT TI1RKK ROOMED HOUSE; sale price, 100 down, balance per month. Geo. Peacock, Stafford Village. Lethbridge. 75-6 MUSIC MISS L.. HOLLAND Pupil of Stratford Dawaon, of Mont- real, wishes a limited number of stu- dents for Piano Study. Leschetizky (Paderewski's teacher) method used. Terms moderate. 810 Ford St. Phono 247. TENDERS 5YNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REG- ULATIONS Coal mining rights of tne Dominion in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta. the Yukon Territory, the North-West Territories and British Colunroia, may be leased for a term of twenty-one years at an annual rental o[ an Not more than acres will be leased to one applicant. Application for a lease must be made to the Agent or Sub-Agent of SEALED TENDERS addressed to thc district in which the rights ap- the undersigned will he received until 5 o'clock, aternoon, Tuesday March 11, for the erection of a frame public school building for Lethbridge. Plans and specifications may be seen at my office. Room 9, Whitney Block. The lowest or any tender not neces- requirement. (3) If the father (or mother, if the' father is deceased) of a has permanent residence on farming land owned solely by him. not less than eighty (80) acres in extent, in the vicinity of the homestead, or up- on a homestead entered for by him in the vicinity, such homesteader may plied for are situated. In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or le- gal subdivisions of sections, and io unsurveyed territory the tract appli- ed for shall be staked out. Each application mxist be accom- panied by a fee of which will refunded if the righta applied lor are not available but not otherwise A royalty shall be paid on the mer- GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE! ehantable output of the mine at tht sarily accepted. F. B. ROLFSON. Architect. OF ALBERTA Notice to Steam Engineers NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an examination will be .held by Mr. perform his own residence duties by; Buxton, a duly appointed In- iivinK with the father (or japoctor of Steam'Boilers for the Pro- (4) The term "vicinity" in thc of Alberta, at preceding paragraphs is defined ajj High Rver. March 5th; moaning not more than nine milrs in j a direct line, exclusive of the width' of road allowances crossed in measurement. A homesteader intending lo i perform his residence duties in ac- Clnresholm, March 7th; Mncleod, March 10th; m A. R. and T. inp Room, March 12th and 13th, Magrath. March IGth; Pincher Creek, March 13th; rate of five cents per ton. Every bssee of coal minics rights which are not being operated fthali furnish the district Agent ol boavin- :on Lands with a sworn statement to that effect at least once in each year. The lease will include the coaj mining rights only, but the may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be eon- eidered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of an acre. j For full information application i should be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ot- cordance with the above while living! Frruik. March'soth and 21st- j vith parents, or on farming land 9 o'clock a.m. for thc purpose or any Agent or Sub-Agent of by himself must notify the engineers and apprentices an! Dominion Lands, tor the district of such intention. (opportunity of qualifying for Certi-j W.W.CORY, Six months' notice m writing must ficatos under the provisions of the Deputy Minister of thc Interior, be given to the Commissioner of Do- Steam Boilers Act, 1906. N.B.-Un.iuthorized publication ol minion Lands at Ottawa, of intention j Aplication for examination should i thw advertisement will not paid to apply for patent. niado to abovo nanied Inspec-Uor. tor or to W. W. CORY, Deputy of the Minister of the Interior JOHN STOCKS, Deputy Minister. Quebec. March Mr. Gir- ard M. L. A. or Cornpton will put a inilllSiCi. in it publication ofj -Department of Public Works, Ed- motion before the local house for thc this advertisement will not be paid: monton. Alberta. 74.41 suppression of sale of 'within thc legislative building. ;