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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. II. LETHBRIDOE, ALT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1909. MO. II. A FAST TRAIN RAN INTO STATION Four Killed In Waiting Room-Engine Crew Missing Montreal, March The Official Report of the C.P.R. states that the express from Boston this morning, when ap'Toaehinjr Windsor sta- tion was found to be wiiliout driver or fireman. They for -some reason jumped or were thrown from the cab neat" Westmount. As a result the train ran into the station, through. the ladies waiting room. One woman and two girls were killed. One of the girls' names was Elsie Villeries, twelve years of age, living at 109 Marqfriette St. persons, all occupants of waiting room, were hurt. Some of these wera only slightly injured and none were reported to be seriously. A full investigation of the matter is be- jng made the officials The driver is unconscious at the hospital. Mean- time. large gancs ,of men are employ- ed clearing away the wreck and putt- ing things right; FORTY NEW ONES FOE Magrath, March -About forty settlers arrived 'here last week. Most of them were from North Dako- There Were several carloads of that arrived with them. They report that traffic at the line at Por- ta.1 is so congested, with cars of set- tler's effects undergoing quarantine-in- 'spection and 'other formalities neces- sary to their entrance, that much of their goods had to be left behind. Se- ven cars! arrived and several more are expected this week. The new settlers look very prosperous, and have brought good outfits with them. Four German families who bought acres of land about four miles north of town are' among the new-comers. The-ladies arrived first, and their men- folks followed with; their cars of" ef- fects When they got to Portal they had to wait so long -that they aban- doned their cars to the tender mercies. of the bfiicials and arrived in bridge on Saturday. enquiring when the next train left for and .treat its employ- ees fairly. It" is -a union office pay- tow Monday .morning they asked how far Magrath, was -from Lethhridge, told that, it was only fifteen miles- south, and that it :iiad 'so they they -.decided that be a nice walk before dinner and started- out early Sunday morn- ing.; They" found that it was a very long -.fifteen, miles aiid arrived a -lew; momeiits, before r 7 at the Phil-up Their remarks' after they had; appeased their hunger somewhat were, ''We saw awful good Thfe >pians of the ;iarge three-stprey the Magrath Trading "intend to erect, this .sumnMr completed and will-be credit to the- town. WMKHERE Address a Libtral Mass .Tomorrow: evening the city the opportunity of hearing P.-J- Nolan, K.C., of Cjal- iraJriv, give his reasons for supp'o.rtinjf the vRothertord government in this el- Mr. weU toown Conservatiye, 01 time a for district, to is Uwi-ielectbrs of ths prbyince Va cittocu of and-in manner that all his own outlines what he considers aicitizw's pre? He as roonof orator; and is effective political At Ihc whichiwill be heHi in QliYer's HaH; the; Eiberal W; A. Buchanan ahd; C.V Siijimons, ex-M. -he venr xspeake'rs ad- :dress the niaetinr also- NOTES Raj-moixi. March The snow is melting and it is .quite muddy today: in town are hayinewthe Hibs changcabte weather: Jowa andVWis- rotwln hare moved; into Raymond and land town-. Mrs. Thomas .Irvine and Mrs. v BJ M. left -Haymond yesterday for Spring Coulee after a week's. vi- sit There, will be any R.Y.P.S. mewting tyerJneeday evening. The meet ing "being social evening, will be 'Friday, eyehin'r. "air, C, D. Fox is into his new hoine: on Second Street, north, rlfr. Furroun of J. B. -Tett Co., weat raarket is in town, on wai-rhold nlfiler-visiting Goutiwi fn Held, fUvmbud, who wored to New liwit .went throMff MI kM'--way to Aflw KUiel from the is LABOR LEGISLATION WAS DISCUSSED AT WORKMEN'S MEETING LAST NIGHT IN THE LABOR HALL Liberal Candidate Outlined Position On Labor Matters W. G Simmons Makes a Splendid Speech Donald McNab Spoke On Workmen's Compensation Act Good Crowd A well filled hall, probably ninety kindly per cent, of the audionce being work- ingrnen, attended the meeting last night, held in the interests of W. A. Buchanan, the Liberal candidate, to discuss public questions of interest to labor. Besides being well attended, the meeting passed oil very pleasant- ly. S. J. Shepherd, president of the Liberal Club, presided. Mr.-Buchan- an was well received and was given a very attentive hearing. He spoke briefly but to the point and left the A impression that while looking at the workinffman aml ADXOCATliU LABOll LEGIS- LATION feelings towards labor organ-1 platform as the meeting was called by the Liberal party who had not the same opportunity as he had of talk- ing to the workicgmen of the city. On a second invitation, however, he mounted the platform, at the same time expressing his-liking for discus- sion oi labor -problems in public. He was sorry he had'not heard all of Mr. Buchanan's address, but believed him to be conscientious in what would say. "Thcro. was no talk of bi-weelvly ihterests'of ail classes he understands j and appreciates the requirements of' the workingman. Donald McNab, the Labor candidate accepted the invitation tp speak, and spoke for some time on the subject of the evening. ...W. C. Simmons delivered one of the most forceful and convincing address- es ever hoard hi the city. M. T. Buchanan, of Ingersoll, Ont.. who happened to be 4n the city, had the audience convulsed during an im- jromptu speech that was brimful of wit, humor and good sense... THE, COMING MEMBER In introducing "the coming member for city" the chairman spoke of the fact that thirty percent of all the seats had gone for -the gov-j eminent by acclamation; "and hoped ;hat would be wise enough ;o send a government supporter, to Edmonton also. Mr. Buchanan was glad to the j privilege, of speakine to the working- iabor Before the Eight Hour Day law for miners was introduced, he advocated it. He was a supporter of the gov- ernment who had made an eight hour day law and had given the Compen- sation. Act to Workmen. Much of the credit for securing this legislation, was given to Mr. Sim- mons, who realized the need of the this need upon the covermnent. This "being an agricultural province, there were only three or four constituencies having in- dustrial pursuits and some persuasion was necessary m convincing the legis- lature of this need; vincing the legislature of this need: ...Jf elected as a supporter vernment the speaker thought he for th-3 workingman than one who was not a government supporter. And while endeavoring to stand for the interests of ingman. he stood for ail, class. If were elected the work- not and were pay until McNab brought up the ques- tion" was the opening remark. It was called class legislation and was turned .down. It WBJS very fine, he .to peddle all kinds of fair stories just before election. Rail- .ways were.- peddled as though the com moiiest merchandise in the city. All this was.done to catch the ear of the simple. Tho railway legislation is and will become legislation re- gardless of who is returned from this constituency. "THE EIGHT HOUR DAY men. He did not intend to boast.of iis friendship .for the cause of especially eve of an election, jut would let his record speak. AN EMPLOYER OF LABOR asked by any class whatever to-Se- cure legislation along any line he would do what he could in their in- terests. OPPORTUNITY TO ENDORSE LEG- ISLATION Mr. Buchanaji then "pointed put that this was the first opportunity the have of endorsing the of th government will legislation is appre- and that the' that its labcr ciated if j ment were j: Cross is of 'labor, he. and returned. Hon." C. W, being supported by. the i Trades and Council at Edmon- the gaverhment's union waizes or better and his men j iabor legislation not satisfy, the work- inermen of Lethbridge too. BI-WEEKLY PAY worked union hours even before pographical union was formed in thej in .the -east he learned i j Regarding the payment of wages the speakcf paid his men every Satur- day night and could see no reason why any institution could not pay by-weekly. He did" not sro as that .an eight hour day was xble to a, nine hour, day. DurinR- the last year, the Lethbridge lerald, of which he is the publisher, jaid out over in wages to its employees. It "had never been liar as Mr Ives. He did not bonussd but was purelv a business eromp further than asked, .erprise endeavor'ng to make prontfbut wished to be -sincere turneo, would impress upon the gov- ernment the need of a-bi-weekly" pa ing the union and better in "He riendly terms inembers of bill. THE. LABOR CANDIDATE Mr. McNaB came late to the meett ;he" TyppKraphieal! -TJ moa. and .had ing and felt .reticent "about taking the SEATS ARE REDISTRIBUTED Dr. Mclntyre Conservative Criti- cism Premier Replies To jSennett Wetaskiwin, March crowded meeting was -held here tonight in sup- ort of the candidature of Mr, Olin, the Liberal .nominee. .It was of a ery enthusiastic character, and the repeated cheers that were given for- 3Jjr. Olin anfl.the Rutherford govern- ment well for-the success .of "Jberalism next Monday. The Mr. Olin, waa the first speaker. He :Said .lie-had.' al- ways 'taken a party line, but Mr: Anderson, was i district .utteringf all kiods "and .Last all he7 iabelied himself as a farmers' candidate, .aitliough; running: .ticket; of Sbcialists Anarchists. Sir.- An-: dersqn didn't- that, ab he. went the ion and tlten entered the an ndependent; That was :thfc Mr.; Anderson arniers' candidate, then a Conserva- ,iye, and then an inuependcnt. MEMJQER SPEAKS- Dr. Wilbert M.P. for saici we were told at the t election that .if: the Rutherford government got into power.some, would. occur. A terrible Hing occurred." :The adniinistra- he said were incomparably better than practically wiped out by the Conser- vative party led by R. B._ Bennett.. Now there was. no place in the Brit- ish Empire or in the States where such broad and far-reaching labor leg- islation was found in the province of Alberta. It was easy to criticize but it takes a statesman to construct such legislation. Answering McNab the speaker stated that it was not at the instiga- tion of thp miners or -any outside in- fluence that the was introduced. Coming' to labor legislation Bow River, while only twenty-five speaker sho.ved that there was none! per cent, of the population lies in this when the province was formed, what part of the province. To deal with little had been granted having been (the false-hoods such as have been made Mr. Simmons tbou-ht it necessary to into detail and quoted from the Act to libow that the government has to approve of the survey rates, etc., or they can take it over. The state- j ments that have been made have not been based on the slightest foundation A VISITOR TALKS Mr. T. Buchanan of Inecrsbll, Ont.. was in the audience and was spoken of by.the chairman as an old politi- REVOLVERS HOUSE Murdered Girl Seen On Street By Several cal war horse and was eight hour day law dd the-meeting. Although T-Tn himself to he Avas iniroauceQ. M hadn't preoarert .speech Mr. Buchan- heartl at-spoken ot atPmcher u some time before. However, r. Gushing was gathering data Mr. Coritinuinar lines of labor legislation, asked, "Have we ever heard -anyihinc about an eifiht houi- day for classes of in- dustries? >Vhat .about the men on the straining every muscle for ten hburs1 a day? AVhy; did the miners tret an eight hour day? Some of us went to- Edmonton to prwss the mat- ter. An eight hour day had been in- troduced but it- withdrawn as the covernmeht did not know how to han'dle it, "Where did the government get all the labor legislation? They appoint- ed a commission .which, came, to Xeth- bridge.atod McNab rustled.the evidence ifcKab" went up to the next sessions too and the eight "hour law and the Compensation. were passed. If the majority members had known what was. going on the books it would not have passed. I have proof of this ajid some of the mem- bers of the government feel sore about Mr. McNab wished that' Mr. Buchan an. had taken up something about mines and spoke of the injustice to b'oth employer "and employees of the system, followed by some companies who screened the coal; The miners paid ;f or the r: coal that does not pass chrouglx the screens. From, one third to passes through the screens and this soW at from .rtkought .the. government should establish a xmi-- Another iri-egularity that prom- ised to "endeavor to have rectified is the careless manner which is both in.- the mine and above ground by boys and' inexper: ienced men. APPROVES COMPENSATTplSr ACT .When 3Er. StcNab to 'the CoRipensation Act a vpice stated, _a vbut -tbe wuadidate thought otherwise. He not in- clined to be radical and 'was- prepared to give all their due. the ;Aot '.covered the miiiers but- it does these of the- older provinces.-For not stand complete. He pointed out that fact they- should "vote defects especially-with regard -.to the straight and sti-ongly for the buildinsr trades- and stated that if he vj were returned to Edmonton dit for the supplying of that rnation. 4 He gave the history of the eight hour law and showed :t to iu better than the B. C. Act. As to tile i dea that the government d id. cot think of "labor legislation un'.l! i vsh- ei along; it was absurd. RAILWAY TAXATION Referring to i' the taxation of railways, Mr. Sim-; explained that at first all were 'taxed, but that it was later laat this -was unjust to which were en years while they were Jevelo'.ng the country. He would e cd to criticize this as a rio. The government's protection of entertained his audience for about Ttwenty Tuinutes as few public speak- i ers can. Much good sense was tuck- ed away am one the humor. Some mfor- of his utterances were. allow a public speaker to narrow" you down smaller than you ought to be." "Consider these questions from ai wide aspect." "1 own property in Alberta and am to pa.y taxes fcr educational pur- If I were not I should not becft in Canada a .much h meQ who much eood government as has the Al exempt3d fo- scrv- ,_, iborrower of money W.ID at the mercy of the ;le iJ eriy was plained.- Also the wa7 PI which cor- porations are made to contribute to the revenue of the province. he cri- ticisms of the Compensation vvere he made -by men had never read it and who knew nothing about it. -There, had not been a. test case yet although he had some on hand as the barrister for the miners, .fie asked that the Act be given a fair trial and showed that the thirty- foot clause required some "attention. The reason it was that an accident would put the small contractor our of business.' He; borta Ir." Jcnn 11 leiffitunate arguments to fau present, cair.paign. and received t by tfee terribic dangers described by imnn CoH9ArV'a.tiveS rSSOrted frnni' .t.lm .Inrorft flll-! _V..4-Wn" back upon; .the Conservatives resorted to rthe discussion of picayune niat- prejudices; and cries of sectionalism. -There could be no compliment -to any ;.than -that the "entire opposition say? '-Amen'' to their entire BILL Some of the Conservatives had made 'some -objection to the redistri- They -said there was 'a prppprtion of the .cpnBtituen- VinVihe north, aiid that .representa was not by" population. Before Ottawa he got a record of. all the votes cast at the last Dominion election. were, rowghly spwlc- ng, 000 votes. Taking the hor- Jiern line of the Bed Deer eonstituen- quite an ovation from ;.thc -large dience when he took his seat. TOOK THE PRIZE Attbe Trans Fanning Conveotion McNab when he spoke gunpowder." Ke. understood frora street talk there were only two 1candidates in the race.- A voice; f'There's another." Sir. Buchanan i was running1 for the Liberal-party. Mr. McNab for'the Labon party and iMr. Ives was running for fresh air [and exercise. (Applause) Mr.. Simmons then spoke of the structure, superstructure and rjindcrstructure erected by Mrr Ives at his Friday night last and asked if it compared favorably with Mr. Ives'- record last year when he -was the city's servant. He.-first spoke.of the principles of jthe British constitution whereby the W. H. i'airfield, who represented Qa: Third Trans-Missou: Convontion at Chey-{ there thiw; being: last month, infomis the Herald! percent, or the of Red; that the Alberta Red wheat which Deer constituency. were a dividing lim, he found there! nada at the great votes. in three. northern H C j a of the people by the .for the people, the majority rule. i took the first prize in the competition for hard winter The workwomen _would- either The, dorse, or CXDORC tnejr In this election :ihera are seventeen, opeir to the world _ __'___ was won by Hne KlUn s. _- f V- of two creRardeJ WH> per 41 per OMit., how en- ,n it is over twenty years T st j-HH-o Some" discing is done. rtnn i hut. this little an the wprfc for a few ti Mrs. Whitori and son Alfred tred proposal to the hey! time for the constructiou .branch line; from Lanigan to Prince C. A; Magrath Hat and Dr. Clark'of Red sym- any. effprt to (insure.early JBA -.-ail ways: m, the West, did would be fair to any" consideration. to Black t Ostb went Mr. Miller arrived back from New- ton Center. Mass., -p.. S., last Tues- day. Mr. Miller has 'a. homestead two miles south west from Barrhill. He has-bwn visiting his- people in Massacliusctts, and I am certain he Little Bow to the boundary- has said something good of Southern Alberta. We are expecting a party" of Ore- cronianS some time next month. They nre -well-to-do farmers from Adams, This afternoon .the preliminary hear Oregon. Among them is James j imr of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Redine on j Chris'tophcrson. They intend to "iii- the charge of criminal negligence was j vest money in Sunny Southern Alber- concluded this a'ftemoon before Mag- 'tn soil. That's right, boys, come on, ACR75S SOWN IN SPRING WHEAT .A few days ago the made an; announcement that two or three farmers had doae some seeding: .tWa spring! Smce that time there., -have scores of farjthei-s'reported to us as having been plowing, discing, and st'eding this .spring'. Already there-... are hundreds of acres seeded in spring all over the. territory from the NOTES' Goo. larte :new ware- istrate A. E. Humphries, who commit ted them both for trial. They clect- vre have .use for you and your money. Alberta. ed to be given a spoecly trial wlvcn Our school houstTis nearly complet- house is almost finished. He ihtendi to put in j, cement floor in few days This is one of the, largest warehouses in Southern Alberta. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Tfcomiinson who havu been visiting friends in Utah this winter, 'arrivM pn Salurday's They were accompanied by George. tne cbvernment was total of forty-one., .was on.thf Farm and lorth' "H W bin of two Son '-It w4 not prepared for tte by the fact that r cent, and Uw exhibition, having been only At !mw cotaM the fanning mill only neJd-vatiyc. candidates. lie proudjof asked -by "Winter before whom and will after a few weeks be W Rowan W. Fletcher government when they voted on they after beinfif committed, j use. H Lake" on- was date-bf the triar'wajr sot Several of oxir bachelors he Conservatives justify hat is not to Mr. Mclnfyw paid a the cfetm trib- ute to the schools of Alberta, whtafc from which this grain wai taken record. Tt be- fifty-four bushels to the acre, jean without precedent or experience, The grain was of the Kharkot Vark- but put conscienc into their work and ty which is an improved stimin of jhavo succeeded as no other province families but can find no next, March, 23. They were; to relofcaed bV bail each per- sonal Hiiretiei of each. There is good for houses .by men who can afford to pav good rent. Many railroad men are hcKTwith their Alberta in the .Domuuon has. cs to rent. work again. Boyce. Emsloy, oth--! be opened ers. Some went to .others to Cardston. _. Mrs. and Miss Georcia mftdt; opening aervictis. a visit to Barrhill on Sunday. will March 28th and.It is expected that Rev. A. 1 on, of will conduct the The store of Wm. Wood" it !rapidly_nearing completion; There A couple of drunks paid the utval ocre-six" rooms ou the second storey, fhae this morning at', the police cowt. which he will rent for oflkM, ;