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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TFe Lethbridge Dafly Herald VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA., SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1909- NUMBER 94 EVIDENCE IN KINRADE CASE STATEMENT Confusing- Adjourn- ed For One Month Hamilton, March important evidence by the physicians had performed the autopsj'- on the body of the murdered girl, the inquest into the death of Ethel Kin rade was again adjourned after a. two hours' session, and this time fox a period of over a month. The ar. nouncement came as a big surprise to the court ropm, but T. G. Black- stock, in asking the coroner for a lengthy adjournment, stated that he coulS do nothing else in view of the information which he had and- the instructions under "which he acting. After consultation between the and the coroner it was announced that the inquest was ad journed until April 22nd. The prin- cipal evidence was that given by Dr. James Edgar and Dr. L. H. Balfe, who had performed the autopsy on the body of Ethel Kinrade. point brought out with, unmistakable emphasis in. the cross-examination of Edgar was that on a conservative .estimate, fifteen minutes had elapsed between the inflicting of the wounds in the head of the murdered girl and" wounds in the body. One of the three wounds- in the body pierced the heart, and would have caused death within a minute. According to Dr. Edgar, the wounds in the head were, inflicted from a distance of about i ;t By H. Nicholson, President of the Local Typographical Union. H. Nicholson, president of the Typographical Union, when asked if the printers were fighting the Herald (as the News would imply) stated that he was not prepared -to allow the public to scrutinize the business of the union by making statements of that kind. However, he stated that never knew of any conflict between the Herald office and the. Typographical Union respecting any of their employees, but there, is a sub. ject pending investigation the international head. quarters in regard to bringing pressmen into the TypOgrav phieal Union. If the News means to imply that the union is combatting the Herald, it is decidedJy wrong. The Her-- aid has not been interviewed on the subject, and I can't conceive where the News can correctly state that there is a conflict between the Typo- graphical Union and the Her- t aid. They have evidently been misinformed. four feet, those in the body-from u distance of about one foot. Mrs. King was more explicit about seeing a suspicious man the after- noon of the tragedy. She.. saw him running the back of the. house of Mrs.-Taylor, just west of her. homo He appeared to be very nervous, and at times'put his hand up into hio pocket as if about to take something out and lay in-the stoop. She de- scribed "as'fairly clean shav- en, and about 30' years old, fairly- well dressed, not like a tramp. Sli-r fixed the time of this as about minutes after four. Crown Attorney Washington continued an exhaustive line of questioning. Mrs. 'King n- swered- fluently and at.- length, .but nothing.came of it than given in foregoing. IVES INCOMPETENT FOR MEMBER OF OPPOSITION Simmons Shows Up Ives' Ignorance Of Railway Matters Discussion By Both Speakers CLAUSES OF ALBERTA RAILWAY ACT, 19O7 HERALD EMPLOYEES' STATEMENT Sec. FAIR WAGE CLAUSE every case in which the Legislative Assembly grants financial aid by way ot subsidy or guarantee towards the cost of rai1 or other persons who labor in such construction shall be paid such wages as are generally ac- cepted as current for competent work- men in the district in which the is being performed; and if there is no current rate in such district then a fair and reasonable rate; and in the event of a dispute arising as to what is the current or a fair and reasonable it shall be deter- mined by the Minister, whose deci- s-on shall be final. .OLlCCj CvnUIHUH Wl wovnai anvii nmwc ..._ r- or Issued by the company, or made ors of the company by by.law or any or issued by any insurance or provi.! such officers of the company are dent society or association of rail- j thereunto authorized by by-law of way employees formed, or purport-j the company or directors may from ing tD be formed, under time to time prepare and _ or fay reason of any rules or by-iaws of th; company, or rules or by-laws The Local Conservative Organ Makes Attack On W. Jt" Buchanan By Uttering Malicious Falsehoods The desperate, straits to which, the supporters of Mr. Ives are re- dueed in this campaign was clearly shown, in. yesterday's issue of the Lethbridge News. Truth and honor were cast to the winds and the most despicable means were used to turn the-feelings oi the electorate, especially the workingnien, against Mr. Buchanan. One of these contemptible efforts, was the following article, in a conspicuous..border on the front-'page under the heading "His Keal Love for Labor." It W. A. Buchanan, the Liberal candidate, through his paper, on the public platform, and on the screen at the Lyceum Thea- tre, has been telling the .working men that he always pays .union wages and all the rest of it. Will the workingmen of Lethbridgp. believe it but the Leth. bridge Herald is printed every day by a man, ah- ex-soldier, twenty-eight or thirty, years cf age, .the .princely sum of a week. Pressmen in other printing offices-in the city draw per week. There is no pressman's union in the city but the case of this man is being fought out by the Typo- graphical Union. Mr. Bucha'nan's side of the case is that the man is an apprentice, but the printers in the other offices ar- gue that if so, the-Herald has more than its proportion of ap- prentices to journeymen allowed by the Union and that the press work.on the Herald should be done by a journeyman pressman. To be brief, the Herald wishes to, state emphatically that the above statement is a deliberate., malicious and lie that the editor knows it is a lie, rnd knew it before he published and that he wrote the arfcic's with malicious and dishonorable intent, knowing it to be absolutely untrue. The man in question works for the Herald, and has been .for nearly, six months, and draws wage of a week, and is an ex- soldier. That is the amount 01 truth in the Article. He .does not print the paper every day nor any day Occa- sionally he feeds the press when the paper is being-run off. The man. was out of work and engaged to work for. the Herald as an apprentice, and decided learn the trade of pressman. He willingly accepted the offer of per week, with an increase every six months. If he had been a boy be would not get more thai a week; as boys do in other offices. The wage he gets is a generous one for a pressman's apprentice. The pressman to whom he is- apprenticed get the scale wage of a week. There is no comparison between this.man and pressmen, as he merely feeds the press, while a jourieyman pressman entitled to tne scale wage has to attend to the ready .and look after the presswork start to finish. There is no pressmen's union in the city, but Mr. Buchanan, is manager of the Herald, has not tried in any way to take advan, tage of this circumstance. If -here were a union, the Herald would be entitled to thrse pressman's apprentices., one for each press, which number is not exceeded -by including the man referred to by the News. The Typographical Union has no jurisdiction over the pressmen at present, althougHhe Herald was last evBOing in- formed that the ad viability of having the pressmen uded in the Typographical Union is bein discussed, and an. apples ion for 'this purpose may be .nade to'the-Executive of the Inta: lation U. Typographical Union. The News contention would have no force if the Herald had a dozen apprentices. How is it poss no union over pressmen's apprentices, to gauge the number that shall be employed, even if Mr. Buchanan did wish to exceed the union limit in other places? As to "Mr'. Bucha-qan's ofthe he has had no side, as there has been no -ersy whatever. Mr. Buchan in nothing of the matter until the day of the Liberal-Labor meeting when someone told im that the editor of the News going around town boasting of what be was "going to do to Buchanan at the meeting by putting 'this case up 1o him." His courage failed as a liar's does, and Although he was at the meeting, he was as mum as an oyster. "He got braver within the confin.'S of his office, and delayed utterance of the slanderous falsehood, trusting that Mr. Buchanan would have too short a time to re- fute it. The Herald is a union office, and Mr. Buchanan as manager 'observes the letter and the spirit of the agreement with the union in every particular, and anyone who states to the contrary is either ignorant of the facts or lying with intent.. PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYEES Sec. 154. No railway company within jurisdiction or legislative power or corttrol of the Legislature of Alberta shall be relieved from lia- bility for damages for personal in- jury to any workman, employee, or servant of such" company, shall any, action or suit by such, workman, employee, or servant, or in the event of, his death by his personal repre- sentatives, against the company be oarred or defeated by reason of ;iny notice, condition or declaration made Control of Rates Sac. 206. The company or the direct- the tolls to be charged as herein- after provided for all traffic carried Ul i i w. -.-----r I _ of the society or association; or .byiby the company upon the railway or reason of the privity of interest in vessels and may speciry the per. relation established between the com-! son to whom, the place where and pany and the society or association, j the manner in which such toils shall or the contribution o- payment of j paid. moneys of the company to the funds j (2) such by-laws shall be sub- of the society- or association; or. by j mitted to and approved by the minis- reason of any benefit, compensation, ter. or indemnity which the workman, -fhe minister -may approve employee, or servant, or his personal SL.ch by-laws in whole or in part" or representatives, may become entitled may change, alter or vary any cf the to or obtain from such society or as- provjsions therein. or by membership therein.; oTby reason of any express or im-f W No tolls sn.il be cnarged by plhd. acquittance the company until a by.law autnonz- reliase obtained by the company j ing the preparation and issue of tar- or the society or association prior to jffs of such tolls has been approved by the minister nor shall the com- Or tne uj the happening of the wrong or in. jury complained of, or the damage accruing to the purport or effect of! levy or collect any -cc-uine to te ourpor or eec o or releasing the money for any serv.ces as a common from liability for damages for parson- j carrier, except under the provisions We, the employees of the Lethbridge Herald, wish to state with regard to a cer- tain statement made in the Lethbridge News concerning a conflict between the Typo- graphical Union and the Her- aid, regarding a certain cm. pioyee, that to our certain knowledge there has been no -such conflict, that there is no case being fought out between the "union and the Herald, also that all employees of the Herald are paid union wages or better. We wish to state also that as far as politics are concern- ed Mr. Buchanan or any one connected with the Herald has never tried to- influence our votes in the slightest way. -We have always-felt and do still feel free to vote as we please. There has never been any trouble between Mr. Bucban- an and his employees, and every condition required by i the union has been willingly granted and lived up to by Mr. Buchanan. We make this statement freely and without any com- pulsion, in justice to Mr. Buchanan as a result of the charge made against him by the Lethbridge Ernest Bosworth, J. B. Kel- sey, C. Wesiley, A; Maveety, Walter Jordan, Fred T. Kobins, H. Nicholson, John A. Jones, Edward J. Faunch, T. E. Morris. MAN. WANTS ALBERTA'S TERMS Are Suitable To Man- I Limits a! injuries as aforesaid. 41bout fifty electors gathered- injbe at just as much expense as under Anight Ives thenA-ead from the article meeting called by Mr. Ives for ;the electors of North Ward. Roy E.- Davidson acted as chair- man, and after calling the meeting: to order asked if any opposition speak- ers were No one -was pres- ent for Mr. McNabb but Mr. Sim- mons arrived shortly after Mr. Ives had beg-un. Much of his speech was a repetition MULOCK WAS GENEROUS To Widow of Chief of Police, Malone. Toronto. March Justice Lines Co. shall enter into agreement. Mulock's generosity is shown In. a story that-has just come to Alter sentencing Chief of of this Act. with the Grand Trunk Pacific Co. for equipment and rolling stock. But the arrangement with the Edmonton. Malone of Sinwoe to life impri- in the Herald referring to W. C. Ives J and Great Waterways .Railway was gonment, he found 'out that the pn- as Dr. Jekyll and... Mr. Hyde. A j better for there they in that case soner's wife was in need, and sent Continuing his speech, he said: I could acquire the line and control her his: cheque for He did of rates. If good in that case it would the act secretly, but it. leaked out "There has been a "-good deal criticism of myselr as an alderman on.! have been good in another, lines of discrimination against the STRONGER OPPOSITION laboring class. .But I want to tell j "They tell us that we should i you I am, not appealing for the opposition members. But it Ottawa, March Robert Rogers and Hon. Colin Campbell, of Manitoba have their conference with Sir Wilfrid in the'boun-. dary question today. .They agreed to accept the proposed boundary lim- its though under protest. 'They ask- ed to be placed on terms of. equalitv with other provinces. They would be willing to'.accept' the same finan- cial terms, as Alberta and-.Saskatche- wan or if this was ;not agreeable thev would accept the terms of the pro- vinces of Ontario and Quebec -ami take their public lands. The Premier was (rive..answer and asked adjournment until, next Tues- day. KILLED IN WELL CAVE-IN 3Ioosomin, March A man nam. ed a resident -of Moosomin. was killed. today .by a cave-in while digging a welt on the farm of James Mills; of the Ingliside district; One hundred pounds of earth fell on him a distance of forty feet. He lived an hour after being rescued. SECRETARY SKIPPED Winnipeg, Man., March W. A. Coulson, who for "three years has been secretary of the Retail .Merch- ants' Association, has left the citv and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. off oriner efforts. juring up to the memory of his hear- j oi any class. Those in and out of; true that the stronger and more corn- He began by con- Ubor Circies have equal rights. It j petent the opposition the better. AWVk A-M-r" _ 1 _ _ J. _ _ _ ers a former speech on behalf of Mr. VAt-i? W UJ.LC5 1JC-U Vt-A is the duty of evei-y representative to; you think that I will stupidly and represent every class in his district.; obstinately vote against" every leeris- Magrath. Referring to Mr. McNabbf In to the labor question here! lation that the government brintr out. he said, "Mr.'-McNabb is not present, j wg all-know this is a strong union T, wm not oppose legislation that T __ink will be 'good business for inter- ests of the many. I will do all I can to push these railways as fast: as I can. It would be .my duty. Nn man can do more than his duty.. If, "are: a good thSiff. j Jn busiteess'forWin.ter- T ptjjjjf jjffg NEWS' F6ltil6 IlflESiBEtlOn MBS Not After Chinese Not Labelled J; an honest, upright man who -will en- deavor to do all he can, for unions, we-do away with a great deal of friction and strife in the different who choose him as their represents.- jndustries so common in tive. He has the interest. of the la- bor men at heart. I .say to. the la- bor men that if they .believe that Donald McNabb can better serve them j it is their duty .to vote for him other centres: "It would appear from the articles legislation will bring: the railwavs in the Herald that something you wju them, for the done to secure by fair means j jsiation ,js an accepted fact onthe.sta! j or foul. In the past we were told tutes- of Alberta. i is -not fair to detract from oppon- thnt was a eobd representa- rjrg-g prjBLIC DOMAIN i was astonished today to a SUD-! ents." "Mr. Buchanan also is an. upright man who will make a good represen- tative for the city. I believe he will that McNabb was a good representa- tive. But today'-and' lor the past two weeks tve are told that Donald McNabb.can not get the ear of the government as well as editor ported but who said ha" --.a- ._, would not vote for me how endeavor to do..all. he can for LetMoi the Herald.-.. Any representetoe had dro d the lank Qf bridge if elected. (you send to Edmonton should not.j "In the North. Ward it would seem listen so hard to the government that j p bl- lg we are. expected to talk alDOufthe jro-'he could the needs of his vernrrient. labor legislation. But Mr. Nolan spoke the exact truth when, hft said last night that politicians are so solicitous for the welfare of labor ineri just before election but so for- getful between times. is more or less our. ".own fault. If we allow our representa- tive to forget us, we should fortret it professes? r---------- i of administering the lands if the Al _j paign literature bear the union label? berta constituents with the other ear. FAIR WAGE CLAUSES "I have always been particular to see that the union scale of waces has been paid. So far as I am aware the city have paid- the union, scale of wages to union men while I have been an alderman of this citv. ...Those contracts were never apprpv- him at next election. ed by the Aldermen till the fair wace HOW LEGISLATION WAS GOT clause was inserted in them. "Why has tais government not "You are tearmg a good deal ah- acts Jt means what out the good work of the J Alberta Government in he given labor legislation as for in stance, the Compensation Act. There is no question but that act is an ex- cellent one, from many -points of view. But. like all others, it is still capable of !wb credit is due the government for it was their duty to do all they could for the labor men. Donald MclSTabb's statement is that it was compelled by the Unit- ed Mine Workers of.America; and not anxiety or solicitation of the govern-. ment in behalf of the miners. The bank to bank law was forced from the :Governmeht -at the time of the strike which took place in the. Pass -towns. went there ,and Mr. But if elected at the first opportun- ity I have, I'shall endeavor to have introduced a resolution. to memorial- ize the Dominion Government for the restoration to Alberta of the Public. Doniain and that we receive compen- They are now asking for-the school! lands revenue. The Attorney Gener-j al of Alberta stated at Baympnd j that the cost of Administering thft! lands was more than the revenue. I JBut he did not give tne icts that it means what yQU think we couM costi Why does not the if the administered Mr. Cushine Sherman was wise enough and quick enough to catch Gushing: there .and to make him promise that the Alberta Government would pass an eight hour law. Government kept their prom- THE RAILROAD- SES.SION "We have just had a session which the government call the railway ses- sion. That is true because leKisltL- tion was railroaded through the house. I tell you the time was tpo short to have the legislation properlv considered. "The Election Act of 283 clauses and with 50 forms, was passed in two hours. The Railway Bill relat government them." j In closing, Mr. Ives said: T wish you to vote for somebodv. j For me ii you think I can well repre-j sent you and if you think I will faithful to the trust you impose on.; me at Edmonton." j The chairman then called for j resentatives of Mr. McNab but none were present. An- representatives of Mr, Buchanan were then asked to ise. But if the legislation is for one class it Is good for all." "The Mechanics' Lien Act was an Act whereby the Labor people were to be benefited. But I tell you that undej- the Mechanics' Lien Act. to collect for labor or 'material, you will LWU llUUaa. J.HG IVLi. JJUCliailcLJI WCIC UoA-CU. ing to ;was introduced at Ljpeak and Mr. Simmons then four o'clock and before midnight was passed by the house. No twenty-fives men, even if Liberals, could consider j a bill thorougblv in so short a time, j Was it not up to the government i tke Lethbndge Jews a para- to do what they could to protect- the: graph entitled A Chinese Liberal municipalities from railwavs? An- and described the author as a other improvement suggested is one miserable lying caitiff and said that umpi _ _66__ an amateur handles explosives. the front amid applause. W. G. SIMMONS W. C. Siromons opened'by. auotirur ways if desired in the o the Government to have reserved vaporrng: of the author ot the Para- the G. T P Branch Lira Co. But the charter requires that the Branch the parties in to the franchise. (Continued on Pafie Three) BUCHANAN GETS AFTER FALSE REPORTS The to....which a journal will descend to gain a'political -end was clearly demonstrated, by the Lethbridge News m. yester- day's issue. Not a lie where it had some- thin-T to talk' it goes on to "raanufactnre, -with-, .no found- ation but the fertile imagination of the: story even more foolish and raalicious than' that of the man who is an apprentice in the Herald office. Knowing that only a small proportion of the people of the city -get the News, and still fewer Herald publishes tiie story in lull that .all the electors, oi the. constituency may know something at- least despicable, at. tempts being made to prevent- election on .Mon- day. Here is the story as it appeared in the News: A Chirese LiUral Club was. formed in one "of the -di'-mps west-, of the fire'hall last Saturday-evening. Jim Jack was. .elected president and Wing Ghong .secretary.. Several, othei ..officers were also elected. Short addresses, it is understood, were made by Messrs .'Brown Pipes and others, eulogizing, Hon, the'-.locat.V-'LiberaV candidate. vote went solid' f or Mfr and it is understood that they arc- warm-.-supporters- Lib- eral candidate m the present, campaign. The Celestials: talking of holding-a smoker in the .basement of; .the Wing Wah Chang Blo'k, Ford Street, on Saturday (tomorrcw) night in honor ofthe liberal candidate. The editor of: the- -News in writing this wins the .medal, for in it he has beaten Baron Maunchaussen in and in falsehood The story 'is a fabricatftwx from start .to finish, without a vestige of truth. There is not, never .was, and never will be such an organization asr a Chinese Liberal Club in Lethbridge. The Liberal pa-ty has not in this election nor in that of last October, endeavored to get the Chinese vote. The Chinese vote did not go solid: lor Simmons then, as there was only one Chinaman who -Voted, and he xoted Conservative. It .is not understood that thev are .solid for the Liberal candidatf in this election. Neither Mr. Buchanan not any of his supporters has tried to get the Chinese vote. Ir fact, both gimmotis. last fafl, and Mr. Buchanan in this campaign, have requested their, sup- porters to leave the Chinese vote strictly alone, as they did not. want it. No Chinamen have been added to the voters' list, and; "f they vote on Monday it will be because Mr. Ives' supporters suade them to SWP.IT their -otes in. The editor of the News, reatizinj: that he has made a tactical blunder, tries to explain it way us a joke. He ought to label his jokes as he does editorials, for it seems as hard for the aver- age reader to find the point ;n onr- as in the other. It is safe to say that everyone who read the article took it in all seriousness, as. it is equally safe to say, the writer intended they should. HOT TIME AT McNABB'S MEET- ING LAST CANDIDATES SPOKE The political thermometer, which "temperate and vervjther item, telling of the organizing CITY AND DISTRICT. perceptibly "last night. The cause of of a Liberal Association amonjr the the atmospheric change was an ar- ticle which appeared in yesterdav's referring to a certain em- heretofore has registered "cool" on plovee in the Herald office, and ano- Chinamen. in the city. short ad dress at a meeting in the Knights of Pythias Hall in the interests of the (Continued on Page Four.) A LAST WORD Fellow Citizens Monday is the Election Day. I desire every citizen who believes that I can best serve this city at Edmonton to vote early, and to get his friend to vote. If my friends do their duty on Monday I will have no fear of the result. Yours respectfully, W. A. BUCHANAN A couple of Rumely plowing out- fits were soJd this week by the W. R. Dobbin Co. to at Taber. and the other at Spring Cou- lee. This makes eleven of Mr. Kume- ly's plowing outfits sold in the last six weeks within a radius of twen. ty five miles of Lethbridge. The M. jJRumely .Co. are installing a branch house in Calgary, but it the abov; 'record keeps on increasing they will soon need another here. All Scotchmen are requested to at- tend the meeting of the Caledonian Society on Monday night at 8 o'clock I in the Oddfellows' Hall, as the mat- ter of securing a suitable hall for the society will be dealt with. An option has been, secured on property in town, and a full meeting is want- ed to deal with the subject. "Entrance upon life in the West" is the subject of a special sermon t... young men which will be delivered in the Baptist .Church tomorrow evening by the pastor, Win. iteid. This is the second of a series of ser- mons to younjr men on the subject of "Life." Morning service. at TI a.m. Strangers .and visitors cordial ly invited to those services. A15 seats are free and unappropriated. CITY AND DISTRICT. Owing to building' operations in the .sohooolroom of Knox Churcd. Sunday school cannot be held there tomorrow afternoon, but the regular morning and evening services will be held at the church at 11 a.m. ana 7.30 p.m. F. German will be located in the new Begin Block, between the Im- perial Bank and the Bentley store on Monday. He has a large shipment of new spring stock, and will be able to have a fine dis- play at his new store. CITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE At a meetihg.held in the oitoet the Western T-Iumbing Co. list ni it was unanimously decided to form a City Fpotbe.ll Leagua. Three tetixyi have already their willingness to enter, "Rov al Collieries, Caledonians and 9. O. E. and it is more thaa that another will bo week. There is plenty of material for four good teams and the will provide some excellent sport. ;