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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TWELVE PAGES LetUbPidgc, Alberta. Thiii'sday March 20, 1913 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 84 D INDEPENDENT MN Hou. A.J. McLean Moved Amendments to Mines Act Which W^6re Approved Bid VICTORY Government Again Show Friendship for Toilers Lethbridge Bill \ Reported Bdmonton^Alta,, March 20.-If representations made by Implement firms and certain Insurance companies In the province of Alberta to try and divert thegovornmont from their xpressed. Intentions In regard t� farm maol^Jnarr and Insurance legis-JaMoQ a/ro true, ikere Will ibe a. wholesale exodus' of farm machinery men, lUBuranoo brokers and agents from ithe .provlfloe.  The. Farm Machinery Bill, hoyrereViTHM already passed, and last night, the Alberta legislature passed ttoe I&�uranoe Act throughi  committee of *he whole, and the 'bill will receive tblr* reading today �r next TueiA|(py, ' The Ia''6U*Sl(l6e Aot WlH bring In additional rsvieniie to the province to ithe extent o� ^OjOOO per year, even at �th9 yptfjeat time, and this sum will Ise annuwil^ inoroaaed with the in-orease in m* number of firms doing 'business In *be province. More Important thau the rs'venue aspeot, (however, is 'tb� regulation of stich C9inpanie*, 1�y litsaas of which the Brovtnoe will Si^e to it :that every flompapy soliolttng bustosns in tha jwovlnoe is in a sound �inanalal con-ditiqn.anl able to meet the terms of poUoy-hfllaerBi 'Tl^p %�olilln#pyi men have streniK ouslyr; Q||m�ed 'the. Fann 'Machinery' Act, w^%1: however, has' gone �through' ai'tlratted without any^alter-. SCftajl, tb�'goverhm�|it baying turned * d�af;e1ir,to th^ecrles ef tjje machinery men** who said they'Would'be" pxrt' out of fcuslnesBi or havov to demand oash for ^all sales. . Mr. Fintey's Telegram (Premier Sifton . yesterday raoeivel b telegram, i signed' by "W". D. Finley, secretary of the Southern Alberta Associate; Boards of Trade, atatlttg that sill'soutbtrn boards endovsad tl^ie bill, and expresse'd' �pprov�l of- the fact that the (fpTprt^ment stood, pat upon It. Th^ tSlBfvaia rtierrad to re-jrespatatiOttB ot the maoti}neiiy men as "Mutf," 'express^ the opln.on that all ifctfljers would hall leglsla^ tlon' fr�B|�iff th�ni from oppression of ua�orupul^|[� .fifMte .ivlth delight. the aiJi^iWMses t(jr, the year were passed b)r the: oe^maolttee of the �whole twtf^t. WWle th� qpposltlon raided ob}eioi(oa to' sdme of the items thejr did ncA force a division on any of the oxi�ndltura� proposed. Fol-lo'u'lng $oBi?ideration of the estimates in domtiiltW, the blU to provide the supply was read a first and second time.f .^ .Waaoa Twice a Month The House thsfli weat into committee of, the wImIo on the Mines Act, �which, wis .irepopted, with, amendments.:. An ^amendment, moved by Hon. A, J, MoOLisan, providing for payment f of ' wages bi-monthly was lagi-eed, some membere of the Oppo-Bltlon ;opposln|[, i.: Th'e , Act wllU^oome-into, force immediately � has .received the assent ' of the "liieutonantaovomor, and all ,i: wa^es .jpast .)ae.''pald as provided in the-Act, notwithstanding any existing ' agt^emeiit hafiyaen � the mine operators and'Jthe. miners. .^The amendment :Js prirl'ded'by.'the addition of the fol- . lowing 8)ib~Becjtlon to: clause 34, which .ptates lioV.wages shall ho paid:' , ''AJl w�.ge8 earned by any person or jiersons employed in or about a mine Iron? the first dny to the fltteenth day of sacb month, both days inolu-elve, shaU be paiiH on the Hrst Saturday of the following mouth, and all �Wfiges earned from the sixteenth day to the laajt' dayP9pln�B psriodloally, and the ex-uminktlon of a mine after an accident. 'ClaUsW ^0"*hd'91. 'of the act/as it ptood provlded'tAt tie men who un-4irt09k this jnepeotlorijmuat bo work-\ng mlnoPB" B}�cted from wor^ng mfin 'in',min^'., The'amendment makes it pP90J>J^ for ml;iJera' to appoint for *uoli'p>tlrpo5[e$ of' this UiBpcotion, any � , -'i^v-iOontipiUed oa p�eo � * * ? * *�;� ^ � ^ rew York on Saturday. He will, visit:Wlhnl- ? peg and other, wiaternbitiea �> en route to the Pacific. Hon. W. A. Watt, premier of ? Victoria, Australia^' ,wHo -is ? making a twOTDiontha' stay > here, also Intends I'eturning, ? home via Canada. >> *j *  * �  � 1 lURDER CHM AGAINST MRS. EATON Committed for Trial For Murdering- Rear Admiral Jos. Eaton LATEST NEWS FROM THE DIS-ASTER AT MEDICINE HAT -AWFUL CRASH U). Hineham, Mass.,' March 20i-rMrs, Eaton, widow of Rear Admiral. Joseph G-. Eaton, was .lurested here today charged with the murder ot hei. husband. District Attorney A. F. Barker, announced the arrest in the' loUowing statement: "Mrs. Eaton is under arrest charged with the murder of her husband, Rear Admiral Joseph Giles R, Eat-onv Admiral-Eaton did not die a na-.ijural = deatjiv'fhi's ' tact "w'as' comra'uh-ioated' to me on Msul.Ch .lOth.by Pro-' feasor Whitney,, in, iijreliminary report and has been, knowa,'to the officers worleihg on �the' case since that time.. Mrs: Eaton' ^'^as arrested 'hef iwtaJs .at Asainnippi this morning." ' Mrs. Eaton-later was .'arraigned before Judge Pratt, who conducted the inquest into the Admiral's death. She pleaded not guilty and was committed to jail witnout bail ;for further, hearing March 28th, ^ Medicine Hat, Alta., March 20.--Flve dead and eleven injured Is the toll of the worst explosion or accident of any kind that ever happened in Medicine Hat, when the buildings of the defunct Malcolm Canneries blew up yesterday afternoon about five o'clock. The building is com-uletely demolished and Is a total loss, except the storage building, which is nearby, and was only badly shaken. The buildings had not been occupied' for some time, hut owing to the cold snap, the city authorities had given permission to a number of people living,in tents to move into the building until the cold snap was over. They �were just moving In, aivi the gas had been turned on for the purpose of-heating. Evidently there was" a leakage, and one small tank caught fire in some way. ^ Caretaker McQueen, sent in a fire alarm, and the police-sergeant drove all people out of the building, and refused to allow any in but firemen and others whose duties tOok them in. But tor _ this action, the disaster would have been much worse. As it was people crowded around the building trying to see and many were caught in the crash. Fireman Rlm-mcT was cutting a hole in the floor to get tbe hose through into the basement whe-re the burning leak was, and as his axe went through the floor, the gas underneath got sufficient air to cause the explosion. A small puff was created, followed by a terrific explosion which caused the total de-molttion of the whole 'building. There was no chance for escape. Some on the outside managed to get �away, while others were struck by flying bricks. It is thought about fifteen people were inside ^ the buUdlng when, the crash Cfime. -Mostof these were quickly "'rescued. 'The 'bodies of young Green, Stewart, Bohannan and Brlari w-ere- soon i�oov6red by the small army of.rescue workers who^were at pnce on the rescue task. Rlmmer's body, however, was'not recovered until after fh'e hours' hard work. (See also Page Seven) . � , It Received Third Read-itis and Passed Fro^i Legislatiirie) This Morning Edm*iaton, Alta.}/March' 20.-^Pro-mier !5Htton moved .the second i;eaditig of the redistribution 'bill in' the Alberta legislature tliis monpingii- Tjiie premier's remarks \vere very 'Brief. He said he would not enlarge upou the subject, as othfer.niembers' the bouse would have something;to" aay, and he would endeavor: to-tiieet'any sugg;e�tion or suggestions � which might be raised to-'lt,, ^ylth chcprfq'l-ness, hoping that th,e geupral rdsii.lt would be in the interests of the"cou;i-try. The bill had been'- before ; th6 house for some daysi and- 'he -thp'ug^t members would se? that - it provided lor -sa-tlsfactory , representation- v'ot the province, every!, portion'^. gettiug aderiuate representation.. The aCt lie thought was especially fair- in"; �� its treatment of the oitieg. Dr. Stewart, Lethbridgo,, niovod the adjournment of thei'dehate on tilje bW till this afternoon.. A large 'map showing redistribution wais hung' on the-wallvof the regialat/veiCh^mhisrs, and I't had so much; a-tiraction, , for the members that-'the' 'chairman of. the committee of the .whole had:dit^ Acuity la keeping a 'qu6rum( around him. The foUowmg bills werq read a third' time and passed :. Minos v Act, Towns act, amendment respecting changes in the ' rat^ ol interest ou securities of Canadian Northprn Western railway, Insurance companies act, act to raise $^,000,000 on credit ol general rovepue fund, oL'-province, and - act to protect 'wagijs of'threshing machine employees. Private bills read.^a third -time'aud passed were: Oity of'� L'ethbrldge charter, City of' Calgary byla,ws; To-fleld bvlaw, aiid thg act rqjspeeting tho 'assessment ia "v'-the i' vUlage-Jbf Louglioed, G, T. R. DOUBLE-TRACKING Montred.1, Que., March 20.-It isf-u-mored here 'that the Gra>nd Trunk will double-track the Central Vermont from New London to St. Albans, and thence: ita own line to Mon'treal., No Grand Trunk official would discuss this report today, 'but it has the ore-denoe of several highly pl�H0R8E SHIVER-.. ING .IN COLD ^ Joseph Noels, the familiar figure who has beian dispensing chlp'ped potatoes from his cart at various.places, ou Fifth street, was this morning fined 420.00 and. costs by Magistrate Elton in the city police court for wantonly and unnecessarily mistreating : the horse attached to said vehicle.-. � Noels has been, allowing; his horse to stand-out In the coldest; w'ea/ther and the animal was undoubtedly .subject to,severe suffering.,: -Several,citizens had entered complaints against Noels and although ^warned time,and again 'by. Inspector Skelton and Sergit. Detective Kronlng, he paid no attention whatever to the ^(faEnlng and .-was ,summoned last night/to appear ''this morning. The horse was seen to he shivering ftom the cold .and stood out in the open, in one place for two hours; . � Noels is 60 years of age, and Hie said that !:thl8 Was-the first time he had evor bben in a police court. He :^>aid:'hi8iflneJ;�:^ ,--'.:'.'��!-.:� �-�.:\'>--k-^ :',. Justice, it}; thei form  of three and costs was dispensed to Vincent Vicello this morning-by Magfttrate^Blitoni^'for beinE drunk and dloorderly. �^ the: EXPLOSl'o'Ni'OF S50 TQNS OF DYNAMITE ON THE'sTEAMER ALUM CHASE-where 54 lives were lost, hurled debris for five miles. The scene was. at .Baltimore. 'The above picture is that of jthe steamer Jason, � the wireless rbfom, which was a mile distant at the time of the explosion. ONV 0 m ROADS ANO BRIDGES -JLj. O--'- Bigv Work to^IIelp :Build up Proviiti^fi-Opj)08i* tionTriedU(iJ4�Leli Edmonton, March 19.-lavolvmg an expenditure of $2,'J74,flt5, the estimates oj the public ;works department have been'-passed by the-'house, au^ the printed estimates as passed re-ve'al the fact that the government lu�s carried out the policy indicated in tbe speech from the throne at the opening of the session, wlien it was announced that another' large expenditure from capital- account would be made on trunk roads and bridges throughout the province during the coming year. Of the above sum, the splendid amount of $1,455,000 has-been voted ifor roads' and bridges and drainage o'f roads under the head of-income and capital account, of .ivhich sum $210,-000 Is chargeable . to income only. Other large items of interest to the public are the tacts that $35,000 has l^een voted for inspection of coal ifeines and to provide for . additional rescue apparatus stations,r indicating the interest the govern-ment is taking' in-: increasing- the safety, of 'mining conditions. i-Tovision has also been mqde in the estimates for^.the completion ol the agncultuxal schools at Qlrts, aiaresholm and Vermillion and $100,000 has been voted for the commencement of construction on the normal scVol_ at Camros'e and $50,-000 for the commencement' of the work on. the. newv provincial jail ait .Fqi't Saskatchewan. In addition, pro-vis'ion has- been made for the completion of, the various pubHc buildings now in course of erection, including the land titles office; at Edmonton, the Calgary court "houso and additions : to the jail at :l:,ethbtidge and the. hospital for the insane at Pon-oka. .The Land Titles Office > Nfext "in importance to the vote for trunk roads and bridges in-every section of � the province is the sum of S.S'00,000 which the government has provided lor the construction of land titles oilice buildings throughout tlie proviuce; This appropriation conforms witli the announced policy of the government that at. ,the present .session provision would he made by iesJHiation- for judicial districts as well'3S additional construction � of additional land registration districts: and the - necessary public buildings therefore; Tlie public works department has- under consideration at the' present time a spec^ial type of com-hlned land titles otfice and courti house 'building of fireproof; construction; and '.substantial appearance. The govfirnment has not. yet given consideration' to the location ofrtliislat-, ter cli^ss-.of buildings. , The 'exact number of the new jii-'dleial.'districts and-land titles, dls-�Iricts'lja^ not yet .been decided ,upon;,''%ithor, have the locations oI;.thev riec'e6js'ar>'bullcliugs' been ^ de^ifmlWd^: These ijire matters which', the govern-meiit wijl dispose-jot ifnm?dl�telyi al-,->!COpxiunuea m- tasa 8). .> � .> .> o ? ?> BURDETT TO INCORPORATE ? Burdett, AUa., .March 18.- There was a largely attended meeting; at, Burdett, on -March IS, for (he purpose of proceeding towards Incorporation as a Village. There was a good deal of enthusiasm,shown as the residents I'eallze that they have alreajy delayed this step loo long. A committee, composed of Messrs. C. 0. Fielding; E.' U Roberts and J. G. Ba-rton, with R. W. Fletcher, as secretary, was appointed to see that it is accotnpUshed as soon as' possible. ^ : >** o 1blly''| cation was a very much inferior bodk;f?,':.^| to the Alberta) book, Other reasons why .'the Outacio . books are cheaper were given bjr Hon. , ' ' Duncan Marshall, who said that all that T. Eaton did was to do tho ' press work and the binding ; '.type.^f �piates and' illustrations' boinf.:;'sup*)' ii::^ plied'by the governmenti-, i . The agricultural estimatei^ providei J-/'j tor aU expenditure'under''the ^m:1ouI-,''J . i -tural socidty ordinance,.ttt, "the' Aieivi''/'.?''' of $78,000, grants to-the exhibition \ /j; association of'Edmonton; :Calgstty,,?id ' . Lethbridge $5,000: each,;:,ior expe'npei -f. / of.: official judges at Agricultural exhi-i, bitions $15,000 ; for promotion of h-ve\,y ' | stock and' agricultural instituteis; and '�, Bssociations $20,000 ; .encouragenientV;/ . Robt;:. Patt^fs.onj Macleod, thought/''' more attanUpn;shpuld bd paid to the' ; destruction of' weeds m tbe, sduth^, country. ' -,..........f- Uon^ Charles Stewart saiid that .the ' trouble seemed to htm to bn ^.tha^ farmers in the south country were i "''> not efficiently alive to the weed,8VU^i,'A The farmer did not regard it asfthib',. . duty to notify the iimpeptiOE. o^^" neighbor's weedy (acm, bht r^l expected' the weed- inSpecHiors io driving up and down, the road An itehi-of ,$ia,^0;,ap,po,^i;ed j estimates tor expendituro^in, 'ci tion wlth'.'an odloiairjJank'^hQby Duncan MarfjhaUVsflJ^''jll!l:iT(!iS'', ijfice "was going,; td/'miluh liiojiiy^l,^* the ,.....v^brand hodkj^'^^ :''iCoaanu8tf"^dtt"fl'aib� ll) 6881 74 06 6369 ;