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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 15, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. SIXTEEI^ PAGES Lcthbridge, Alberta. Saturday, March 15, 1913 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 80 HON. MALCOLM M'KENZ SUDDENLY A lU Less Than Week With Appendicitis Followed by Peri-tonitis-An Able Man Edmonton, March 15.-'Shortly after one o'clock thia morning, Hon. Mal-, colm MaoKenzle, provincial treasurer for Alberta, passed away in the general hospital here of peritonitis, after a brief illness of less than a weok. He was conscious almost to the lasit and. his wife and her sister. Miss Henry of Winnipeg, wore at the bedside when the end came. The late Mr. MacKenzle was in the House last Friday and attended a convention at Macleod, where ho waa nominated on Saturday. Contracting a severe cold, he was compelled iLo seek medical treatment op. his return to this city. For a few days nothing ser-ioub was feai'ed" but yesterday he rap-iaiy grew worse, until the end came this morning. The: late. Mr. MacKflnzie was adral1> . ted l)y al las one of the most useful 'members of the provincial legislature.^ He was a. honor graduate of Queen's lUniverslty and one of the most brilr lianit,students of � that college. He I- came west i2S years ago, and entered iilpon thc' practice of law at Calgary, and aJterward at .Macleod, where he �was for a time in partnership with F. W. G. Haultain, now cfliief justice ; of SasHatcfiewan.' He was elected to the Alberta legislature in 1905 and .�again in MOD: Liastiyear he was tak-into the-Sifton -cabinet as provin-clal>'itreasurer-and was one of iche premier's closest conildants. ;-, Of a keen legal mind with extensive Jtnowledge of the law, Mr. .MaoKenzle thap .Jelt his impreealonon Alherta-log-jslatlou as no other man in the pro- (vijica, has.' ' - Kb was, al>o�t;60 years of age, 'and .�wafi-borar-In Tiverton, Bruce^rioiiiity'} Ontario, y .J, ' '. Mi*. MttcK^nzie -was -Once a: candl-; �waS'^Sfeaited 'b'r'�'v�ry^ narrow a^ar-, gin ;by, John Herron. When fJie prov- :,,!tn^ was -formed he was returned for th6 legjlslature from. Macleod. In; 1009 he ran ,in the newly formed riding of Claresholm, and, was electe"d over Fred Garrow by a substantial majority. When he was called to the cabinet he was re-elected by a narrow lead> owing to unpopularity over his being an outsider', and the lavish expendltufe of Calgary money agalnsit ' him. ���v. House -Adjourns Edmonton, Alia., March 15.-The Jegislature will not sit as arranged today, .owing to the, sudden death of , Hon". Malcolm MoKenzie, pjrovlnotal Ireasurer. . . Immediately; tbei 'House aits, the Premier will move the adjournment till two o'clock on Monday. Premier Sifton was busy, this taorning making arrangements for the removal of the bo^y. to Maoleod, where the funeral will 'take place at Ifwo o'clock on Monday. There will: be no oereraony la Bd-mohton. CConMnuod on page 5)'. The Late Malcolm McKeiizie E le PASSION b EUROPE Officers o� the Orange Grand Lodg^ Edmonton, AHa., March 15.-Th* officers elected for 1913'for the provincial Grand Orange. Ijodgo, at the eleventh annual session,': brought to :a conclusion yesterday, i Were: Grand Master, W. i Piper,; Red Deer; Senior Deputy Grand Master; Andrew .Davidson, Calgary; Junior Deputy Grand Master, G. S. Armsitrong, Edmonton; Grand Chaplain, Revi-R; H, Leltch, liTdii�j^6tg?^;fy.%8nd''.i^e^^ W. J. Warf0r*,'-^V^5to*nton;:' D Grand Secretary,' J; "W.-;Gwilfdon,lEJtlmonton; LQrand Treasurer*".E.'T. Montgomery, Fort Saskatchewan; 'Gwin4i,Auditors, R. vWiite, Cfalgary, if^nd'D. ;Rbbson,,.Bd moriton; Grand' lieotwrerg, 'Joseph.' BrowUi Calgary; S. Murphy, .Edmonton; Depuity Grand Chaplains, ..JV>;v J-Conoly, Clover Bar; Rev..-A, D.Ar.ch-ibald, Calgary; Rev. M.-Knight, Bow Island; Rev. H.. Wood, .jNorth Bd-monton; Betv. J. F., Hiuiter, -Blalr-more; Rev. Mr, .Tones,,,Hardisty;'Director of Ceremonies, A. D,' Tussier,, Edmonton. : � ' � WAaeS CASE - DISMISSED In tilc case of McDonald vs.i Van Home, in the City /polioe court this morning, MoDonaldi was compelled by. Magisitiiii'tiei Elton to pay thc costs of the court. R. A, Smith; attorney for Mr. Van Home, showed that MoEon-ald had refused to accept,"tne correct amount ef wages due himj and therefore, as he could not provei claim, "the caso should he dismissed. ^ Mr. >Van Home offered the correct amount to McDonald, but ho. tJiinlting . hei= had earned more, refus;ed:it. McDonald was also shown to be liable for daih-ages done to a. team belonglnie to-Van Home by hard usage and fa�t drlVtoe, Balkans Has Supplied Stimulant for Excv3ss in Armaments in All Nations Paris, March 15.-A passion of war seems to bb sweeping over all the .countries of Europe. The Balkan states have found a field of expression for their militancy, but countries which have not this vent ate expending their energies in warlike preparations. The small states are Involved equally with the greater powers, and today France, Germany, Aus^ tria, Russia, Belgium, and Switzerland are taking serious count of their military preparedness. Belgium is raising her army from a war footing of 100,000 to 150,000 men. Baron de Broqueville, the Belgian Minister of War, in concluding a speech on this subject before the Belgian chamber, urged that the army ;increase be voted as quickly as possible, for the sake of "Belgian security and honc(r." The country lives under the sUadows of the great states, the minister declared, and Belgium must put forth great exertions to protect lier frontiers, should her neighboring powers fall upon each other. The most Important newspapers of SwitzerlPnd are publishing the official notice,7 of the government warn-r ing Swiss citizens residing in European countries to hold themselves in readiness to return immediateiy in the event of war, and Swiss living in the United States and Canada have been requested to stand ready to come back to Switzerland on call. Thd Swiss Republic, under its present military organization, couldpui into the field 100,000 men in twentyi-four hours, and 200,000 in forty-eight hours. One-third of the government's revenues are spent, on military' ob-; jeots. .In case of supreme necessity, the 1 government .expects to bo-able to place 275,000 men under araifi wlthini a' week; � ' :�. -..r. - The French cabinet has adopted a. mieasure extending tha. term of .-.service in the atmy'. from two to three years ; this adds something over 200,r., 000 men to the peace footing of the army. "Every Frenchmfan," said  M.. Gheron, official analysist of the ap-, propriations committee of the Chamber .o! Deputies, in a recent address, f-'naust at the present moment fix his attention upon the military activity on the other side of the frontier." He then' bompsired Germany's expenditures on her army with the expendi-tares of. France during the past ten years. The cost of the German army had augmented constantly. imtU now it was double that of France. Next year; under the new German law, the outlay on the army would be $100,-000,000 more than that of France.- Thp new German military bill will add 84,000 recruits to the army, giving a total of 806,000 men, excluding offlcers. Compared to this, France, incluHing the , latest numerical increase, has a totdli of 578,783 men in her army oh a peace footing, excluding oS5�ers;  O ? O �>'0>�^O�** EDMONTON'S SALE OF BONDS Edmontop,^ MaTch l-I.-Ed-jnpnton baSiiconCluded negotia- ? 'tions wlttgECHneworts, of Lon- ? don, En^Ittiid, whereby the ? city sells the firm $11,000,-: COO -wforth'Idrf'drt'''ntureg at a debentures to bear interest at : 6 per cent. The negotiations' ; were carried on through the : London agency of the city, Rasche & Schultz, of London. � ? ? ? ? * * �> O * * ? � * � DEATH OF NATUfl�L GAS MEN AT NANTON TO Ar^l ACCIDgWr Nanton, Alta-^March 14. - The jury empanelled jBy Coroner Nydlatt of Macleod to K^ld an inquest into the death of J.tffl'fle Bailey, Elmer Bailey, Tim TBbftibley and T. .J. Lineham, who lost-their lives while attempting to flxf a leak in the gas system here on -jEuesday afternoon, brought in a verdict at 8 o'clock last night, findmg that? tho men came to their deaths by suffocation while in the discharge of their duties as employees of the -gas company, that Jesse Bailey, the;toreman, was a perfectly competent inan, and that the company was in' nc). way to blame for the deaths. SO MR. WOOLF MAY RETIRE Cardston, March 15.-The Cardston Globe today says: "Martin Woolf has been regarded as a Liberal standard-bearer in the Cardston division l)ut the recent breakdown in his health, it is said, makes It problematical whether he would accept re-nomination, if offered to him." ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? � ? ? ? ? ? MUNICIPAL SWIMMING BATH Saskatoon, March l-I.-Alderman Mclnnes wants Saskatoon to establish, municipal swimming baths, at a cost of $40,000. He, will submit the question to the council next 'week. The majority of the aldermen favor the ideo. Telegrams Read from Local Firms in Legislature - Bill Given Third Reading Mr. Michener Speaks on Finances and Said that He Did Not Oppose Any Items in the Estimates Edmonton, March 14.-^That a num her of the Implement men are taking the Farm Machinery Act with bad grac.0 was evident in th^ House today, when Dr. Stewart, Lethbridge, read several telegrams 'which he had received, asking him to opposo the" bill. As with the BVen-ator BUI, the Direct Legislation Bill, and other gov ernment measures demanded by the farmers of the country, the Opposi tlon are not opposing the govermnent on this bill, and Dr. Stewart took care to make It plain that he was. not speaking against the measure, but TEN CARS HOGS 10� ANOTHER TEN.:READY BY. JUNE-WARNER FABiS%RS ARE MAK-IWas'BRcfGRESS.. W. IC. Scdtt/JDff'the 'Warner'Board of Trade, reports .that there are ten cars of finished ;hogs in* that district 'ready'for shipn>ent, and th'a^t by Jdno i^anothcr ten cars will fie ready. In I Addition to� these, Mr. -Soott says tliat they will have fifteen nwre car loads ready before next winter. The largest breeders are: Lenuy Bros., Fred Walters, P. O'Hara, of Avalon; and Snowden Bros, of Goddard. The Warner farmers are going right after the mixed-farming. * > * > ^ � � ? 1 J A NOT READY FOR THE WOOLEN ? > ? OLNEY. DECLINES POST ? ? Washington, Ma?ch 15.-Rio-hard Olney of Boston, to whom President Wilson offorea the post of ambassador to Great Brltaio, has declined. PUGSLEY SI 1. CROM 9 'i .-^ � AND THAT STARTED ONE OF THE LIVELIEST ROWS OF' THE SESSION ALASKA WOMEN GIVEN VOTES Juneau, March 15. - The equal suffrage bill, eAfranchis-ing Alaska women, was passed by the House yesterday. The Senate �will approve 'the ' bill, as there is, no opposition to votes for wonien in that body. � / -- . ��, Speaking of the growing'itrado, between Canada and-,thc Old.Coubtry, Mr. Mitchell refeiTe'd to'the great advance made by hl^ company,-virhen they entered the S']:. ly'awrenoe three years ago, with a fleet of five veepels, including the Laurentic and.-Megfantic,. specially ibiillt for thp s^rvicei-and affording the combinedroomfort^nd luxury of the finest v�8Rel�'tli)s larges't of steamers'was qvar,$7i500,-000, and' It was supposed:-ithat;'she: was not only the mpst wonderful,.-hiit also the safest of ocean ateainefa;' an-otheu $2,000,000 had'heerii,,spent :bullcl-i Ing "a ship; within av'pbl^fl'oreatt^^^^^^ vespel that is as neaHy!-: iinsin^able as the best engineei'j.ng,'skiU-^'c^A'iptt^e It, V' � '! Mr. Mitchell and"lij:r.','51ot'e>d. 1,4ft today .for Edmonto Hi i. wli6re 1 they j w.i}l' determine whfii;reap,-b^���^daelnvtjie matter dt an appi-ogrlt^^ydn fop.tho^.-e^-�tenslon of Immigrftnt Vprk.: ' - Much as it might please tb� people of Lethbridge and the sheepmen of Southern Alberta to see the Lethbridge woollen mill revived and placed once more in operation to give employment to newoomers to the cilty and to create a market for ih� wool clip of this district, the possibility.'Is. So remote as to be niore^of a-forioijn hope than anything else, The Bug gestlon is not practicable. / 'While the slieep ran'chers were In tffe' dty -this- week to-corff9r,..on.,thavl question of markeUnS;^ :the:;i�lo-m^i clip on the- English marieUl't^ft^dM Hai'vey and Joe Young,- two 6r-tm, prominent members of the asso'oia-' tlon,. ejcpressed the opinion that the timer might come within the near future when the woollen mills yould be once more in operation. V But P. V. Buckley, sheep rancher; of Southern Alberta and Montana, holds an altogether different*-vlew.'i Wool will not bc manufactured/ -In, Western Canada until there are niiUr Ions of people here v/here there *re thousands. The manufacturing will have to be done in the east and in the Old Country for many years to come. Mr. -Buckley is one of the old time sheep ranchers In this part of the west. For years he hasrup bis sheep in -Montana, and within the past f-ew years he has always fiad-a Hook-in Southern Alherta. He aims to k��p his flock around the 8000 mark; alsiout 6000 in winter and 10,000 in summer. in stating his opinion that 'th^ Leth-bridge woollen ""'H will never be a paying proposition he is basing hls( conclusion on years of, experience. Montana has about 5.000,000, sheep. TherTeare more sheep ia.Montana than in all Canada put together. It-raises; more sheep than any state In the union. It rankg next to.:Auatralla aa, a sheep-producer. � ,.- When the Montana sheepmen com-; menced to 'engage so extensively In the industry, they began to oast about for a wool market at home, and-for this reason they had a commission of the best wool manufaoturinar experts in the eastern-States comei west and thoroughly investiga-te the. prospects. They pronounced agalpst manufacturing in .thoi .west.',,. iQreat Falls with its water power -can sup,-: (Continued on pa'ge 5). v - said he tliought it was his duty td read the messages he had r-eceived from Lethbridge. H. A. Allison wired: "Oppose passing of Farm Machinery Bill strenuously, will work great hardships on farmers, as implement agents will require to sell absolutely for cash, with, no protection on goods sold on time." ' C. lUcClenaghan telegraphed: "It present Machinery Bill becomes operative, will necessitate calling off of travellers and canoelllng contracts with local agents, and aelllBg goods for cash only, which will be great hardship to farmers. Oppose) it all' you can." Th� Lethbridge-Weyburn Oo. presented a rather milder request, a�: follows: "Kindly oppose implement bill,. as It win put us out of huslnee* altogether with travellers and local ag' ents." This attempt to stir up sympathy on behalf of the local agents for implement firms was called off before it was launcihed, by a speech from tlie Minister-of Agriculture in the House, In moving the -bill, when he said that the government did not- want to injure the implement firms, or agenti, bub they did want to protect the farmer, and it was not from local ag- ' thing to do with an early election i'n'v;'',"' 'fj oonneotlon with the Public -Works ^de-i ipartment;: a good- deal 'earlier'''ti'an%';'. last year. (Continued from pate; 9)'* City in Search of a New Nairi'e, North' Battleford, Sask,, March 15, -Tha fifth city of Saskatchewan, wants a new name. This is the decision of the town council 'and- Board of Trade since North Battleford vbas; applied for a charter to 'be inoorpor-: ated as a city. Upwards of $10,000: will bo spent in advertising.^the, naw; name. The town has,now ,a\popular tion of approximately, 6i000,,''a,hd; it is estimated that nearly: a'million , dollars' worth i of buildings will-vbe erected this year. . ; .Several name, suggestions .h^Ve :already been received. The nanje "Sas-Ifawanna'' suggested by:-,Jr:;I)".,'Mac'^lr pine, a well known western newspaperman, is considered,'the'juost^signi-flcant and appropriiteV of .them aill. Many people o^Nbrtli:^Battlefor'd have; expressed their .approval' 'of tlils name. R. A, Neilsoiv, 'a.'prominent lumber :mBrchantjr>v8ayS';:�i:-'.ii!olStloi'f^';^ after "the popular 'Canadikn' FrWofess.'' Mr. Neilsod- holds thaV " would receive wide and valuable ad-' yertising through this name. Irfr. Hart, publisher,- considers i f'Maoke'n-zic" alter Sir Wm. Mackenaio, a good napre, and ;'S.-' B..-:Detwiller,':vicdfpre-.':t'?a:'.w�i sident of the Board of Trade, waiits 'i'.'/^ to call it "Prlncoton." The suggcv ^! tion;o� S; Chivors-Wilson; '.'Kipgslani -i?! -City", has .also been looked ;upon '|( with favor. ' It is his' contenUpn that I ''City" .should, be -attachftditcia tb^--, ^ name, and he says "Kingeiaad",'- be- .-4 caqse oi the' fact-that \'tb&:> lapd | thi;ough;tiW8.part:otthe\pt0yljice,-vr*83-'. v'^S originally ^iven to the /IMlftoS,^ and"- "".'^j Hud&'ou Bay Companyj, bi-ttc 2iPS :V9att!ei 'City Vv' aft�JtUSfeaad^^lveti. which passes close, to^ytho ,bHy5''.is 'a^Sf'S*^ otji^r name, being distsus|e4-fasroMiljly;'�J^^ '-.i:;.fM'anjr:;=vn8iSibs�'?aret.'#i'^^'^^^ daily, but so far "Sasilawanii^'' \ Js.Hbe^- 98?2 1926 74 ;