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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Daily Herald Volume III. Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, March Page'7' C.N.R. GOING TO PEACE RIVER Start Will Be Made This Year-Contract Is Let RUMORED SETTLEMENT OF CARMEN'S STRIKE Philadelphia, March Humors of a settlement of tlie Carmen's strike are current today although neither the Philadelphia, Rapid Transit Co. nor the leaders of the strike will admit of any change in the "stand pat" policy. DID A. HAWES TRY TO HOLD-UP J.K. CORNWALL? TO SETTLE TROUBLES TONIGHT WILL COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY Winnipeg, March contracts will be let by the Canadian Northern 'Railway for the construc- tion of inauy new lines throughout the west. Although the exact am- ount of work that will be undertaken has not been decided upon, R. J. MacKenxie outlined this morning the most important contracts that will be let. In Manitoba, the Oakpolnt line will be extended for a considerable dis- tance towards ibe north and the Ross burn extensions will be connected with the main line. In the Western provinces, the Bat- tleford line will be extended south- west from Prince Albert. The V'egreville Hue will be com- pleted from Stettler to Calgary. The Coose ;Lakc will be ex- tended towards Calgary from Saska- toon, arid further extensions will be made to the Willow Bunch line. Ex- tensions will also 'ue made to the i Thunder Hill branch. A start will he made on a line to- wards the Peace River country. This will be an extension to the Morin- ville line out of Edmonton. in addition to the new contracts, there is considerable work yet to be completed on contracts let this year, it is expected that most of the con- tracts will be let tSiis week and con- tractors from all parts of'the west WM! gather in the city to compete for this work. 'Malcolm McCrimmon, wiho constructed the Stoney Plain branch and who built twenty-five iniles of the Morinville extension, is after some of the new contracts auo will spend the week in tbe city conferring with the o cials of Canadian Northern .Rail- road. John Timothy, who has the contract for a portion of the Vegre- ville branch, is preparing to start' work at once and is now in Edmonton looking up men. 'Nothing -definite has as yet been de- cided in regard to the main line west of Edmonton, but this will be consid- ered this'week. Work on Calg'Jiry-ToficIii Branch to Start at Once Alix Headquarters Edmonton, March is to be commenced at once on the com- pletion of the Tofield-Calgary branch of the'Grand Trunk Pacific by Ceo. Webster of Winnipeg, who has the contract for the balance of 140 miles of the hranch. headquarters will be at A-lix. The line- will be finished to Calgary this year. Sensational Story Told Before Commission-Hawes Claims Cornwall And Minty Froze Him Out Of the Deal- Boyle Has Documents He Wants To Keep duced the amount of the demand to He told how Cornwall had refused to pay such a preposterous sum. This was lust at -the time when the first division was taken in the House on the Great Waterways ques- tion. Mr. Biggar told further how he had suggested that since this was in -his estimation a play to defeat the gov- COAL STRIKE IN THE SOUTH WEST HOLD-UP MEN CONFESS CRIME i Twenty Five Thousand Men Will Not Return To Work 'Kansas City, Mo., March evening the whistles of the coal mines from the Southwestern Interstate field will call the men to work, ftut in all! probability they will not respond as! (Special to Tue Herald) Edmonton, March Royal Commission adjourned tins afternoon until April nth, two weeks from to- day, to give Solicitors Walsh and Johnstone time to get access to all telegrams now on file at the Edmon- ton telegraph ofiices bearing on the A. 4! G. Co., and to Inspect all other documents in connection with the matter. The point as to whether .Mr. Hennett should be compelled to produce documents in his possession was not absolutely -settled although' I 11 II imt II III I'. Hi it came up again when Boyle, .VI. P. P., gave his testimony. Mr. Boyle took much the same attitude as Mr. Bennett but it seems from intimations made by the commissioners that they will not insist on the documents be- ing shown. Mr. .Nolan argues that two insurgents should be com- pelled to furnish the information the same as any other member of the legislature. The Story of Hold-Do Edmonton, .March whole J history of what was practically an j i attempt 'by Alfred Hawes, of Toron-i to, one of the incorporators of thej Athabasca Company, to blackmail K. Cornwall Hawes demanded from Cornwall for the production of cer- tain documents in his possession re.j ing implicated in. the Coal Creek hold lating to profiles to be made from outrage today appeared before The meeting of the Build- ers Exchange committee and the committee of the local 13ulkiers Union will be held tonight in the Labor Hall to reach an agreement if pos- sible in regard to the wage scale and other matters in dispute. V: Hh Belanger Brothers Ad- mit Their Guilt To the Judge (Special to the Herald) Cranbrook, B. 0., March i and -James Belanger charged flotation of the bonds of the railway j county court Judge Wilson at, Fcrnie company and which attempt was expressed a desire to plead guilty they have asked for an increase in wages which the operators say they cannot meet. The southwestern coal fields em- ploy about men, producing 13 million tons of coat annually and is composed of the states of Missouri, the opinion of 0. 'M. Biggar, solicitor i for Cornwall, a play to stampede the legislature against the government at the most critical period in the Great Waterways discussion in the House, the Alberta and Great Waterwavs to the offence. His Honor declined to hear their plea at that time and) adjourned the matter until Tuesday next, 5th proximo. He will thefl'dis- posc oi the plea under the Speedy eminent when they were not any too strong, it would be better to make a settlement for a small amount with Hawes to prevent his serving a writ on Cornwall. Mr. Biggar said he suggested this in view of the probable stampede that the mere issuance of a writ against Cornwall would have caused in the Legislature and which would most certainly have resulted in the defeat of the government with no good cause. Boi'le on the Stand J. K. Boyle, M. P. P., was the first witness this afternoon. Ho was ex- amined by Mr. Nolan in reference to documents in Ins possession, a num- ber of which he turned over to Mr. Walsh at noon. He said he had a number, some of them being confi- i demitil. from persons who had written bim how to get information in re- j gard to the deal but that he would not like to turn them over to Mr. Walsh before consulting Mr. Bennett who is acting for 'him as one of the insurgents. He did not object per- sonally to showing them to Mr. Walsh. Mr. Nolan: "Have you any letters from Mr. White, LM.P.P., bearing on the A. 0. W.1.'" Mr. Boyle: "Yes. 'I have two refer- ring to politics! but not to the rail- road. One I tore up and the other I believe was taken from my overcoat pocket in the hall way." 'Mr. -Nolan: "Do you know who got that letter you say was Mr. :Boyle: "No; perhaps you know NEW OPERA HOUSE AT THE HAT F. W. Brown and Harry Tweed Preparing to To Build at Once Manager Brown, of the Brown Am- usement Company, in company with Harry Tweed of Medicine Hat is gett- ing out plans for the erection of a large up-to-date opera house with seating capacity of from eight hund red to a thousand people in that cit' on the lots adjoining the. city hall Architect Williams is now preparing the plans. WAS IT THE FAMOUS COMET? Phenomenon In the Sky last Night-Despatch Says No Comet Yet Railway Co. investigation. Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The! operators say they are willing to con-j '99ar el's lt tinue the contract made with the min- After Geo- B- Kenwood, of Bdmon- was unearthed in the afternoon in Trials Acfc and hear what they havc to say, but is unlikely that they will ers two years ago, 'but they -cannot receivc their respective sentences until after the trial of the other two men. Varlow and Babcock, at the May assiz the solicitor who acted for MrJes in Fcrnie. It is thought that the more about that than I do." 'Mr. Nolan: "Have you any from Mr. Mr. Boyle: "No." .Mr. Nolan: "From Mr. Frank. Oliver'.'" Mr. Boyle: "No." Mr. MacKenzie asked the conimls grunt the increase asked for toy the j as against Cornwall, had of guilt by the Belangcrs fused on the stand to divulge the Vorv seriously affect the defence tails of the documents which Hawes lhe olher Prisoners in any event, had in his possession and for which !but 'li' is is not known if the Bellangers he had demanded his nrice. O. to sti11 further implicate the miners, because of competitive fuel in the shape of fuel oil and gas, and There was a brilliant display across the sky about midnight extending from a little north oi west over the to a little south of east. It was a wide white streak, wider at the west- end 4than at the east. Some- times it was more brilliant than oth- ers. Several who saw it thought it must have been the tail of Halley's comet hut in view oi the despatch given below it could hardly have beenj the case. WORD FROM OTTAWA Ottawa, March we COMPROMISE WITH HOUSE OF LORDS Impossible On Matters Of Finance-Division On Monday London, March second day in the Commons on Asquith's veto res olutions was marked by a high stan- dard or oratory. F. E. Smith, Un- ionist member for Walton, opened with some biting humor at the ex- pense oi the cabinet's apparent dis- sensions on the question of the Lords. Thc front government bench, like stage donkeys had legs that moved, but not all together, he told the go- vernment that they were ill advised to commit themselves to a policy which must mean two more elections this year. SIMON'S REPLY J. A. Simon, Liberal member for Walthamston replied to Smith. He said the Lords had been proved wrong ou all great public controversies which had been settled. Not in forty years had one single Conservative measure been impeded by Lords, while the list of Liberal measures mutilated or rejected continually increased. He assured the government of united, force if the government pushed on vigorously with the resolutions. FULL POWER FOR LORDS Lord Hugh Cecil demanded for, the Lorils thc 'full power of veto, both over legislation and finance, other wise there would be wildest Socialism. no bar to the He outlined a .scheme qi reform, limiting the upper house to four hundred nominated by the King on the advice of his minis- ters, whereof three hundred and fifty were to he chosen from the.hereditary peerage. DIVISION ON MONDAY It is probable the division on quith's motion that the House -J unable to set any particular date as also tine fact that coal is being ped into the territory by the western and eastern non union fields. LODGE GOAT CAUSED FIRE Went on Rampage and Upset Lamp Heavy Losses Trenton, X. J., March 31. "King a lodge goat, was responsible LOCAL NOTES A. L. Scott of Lafayette, Indiana, 6th Vice President of the Painters and Decorators Union of America was; in the city at the first of the week j oh a tour of inspection of local un-i ions. E. 0. Walker of Spokane, known as the 'Amusement Kinic of the State of biggar at the request of J. K. said to have bcen their compan- ions in crime. The intelligence though not wholly unexpected, has caused a deal or surprise. Should the oug Belangers turn king's evidence and nnn i i appear as witnesses for the crown it wall on the stand and told the whole story to the commission. He told lio'.v Hawes had Henwood 'first demanded the under threat of suit to make good Ills claim and how he had afterwards re- jwill be with a vjpw 1o having their Sown sentences mitigated. sion to make a distinct ruling as to yet when Halley's comet will become the right of Mr. Boyle and Mr. to the naked eye, we do not nett to withhold information. sHe said! expect it before the end of next himself and Mr. Robson had at the earliest and it, maybe to submit all their documents for in- la tor than tiiat said an official of the I spection, (but if the privilege to with-j Dominion Observatory in discussing hold such matter was to be granted others, they would also like to call themselves "public men" and be grant ed the same privilege. Mr. Boyle explained that his rea- son for not wanting to give the evi- (Continued on page 5) into committee to consider his As- go de- tailed proposals will occur on Mon- day. Washington', is in the city today ar- FIELDING MADE A FINE BARGAIN last night for the destruction .by firekanKinP: wilh Manager Brown oi the. _ ___ ________ of building, one 'of the! Brow" Amusement Company here toj handsomest and most modem Ulc vantages shows hore For Minimum. Tariff Treatment Gives Reduced Duties On Unim- ness structures in the heart of Chicago and Spokane. H is' city. The loss is For an hour 1o make a circuit including .the cuys business. centre was threat- oned. The upper stories. of the build-jlhcn to ing are occupied in great part 'by in busincss Edmonton and portant Rates Open To the World-Cottonseed Most Important-The Concessions In Detail the expected response of the visitor that has been tin: cause of so much interest and unfounded apprehension. "I don't, think vou could pick it up yet without a he contin- ued. "You see it is only twentv miles west of the sun which is not very much and its light in. common with that of the sun is too insignifi- cant to make it plainly visible. Bv thc end of next month however you ought to he able to see it quite plain- ly with the naked eye. Some Am- erican astronomers haw fixed April 3rd as 'the date which the comet first seen above thc eastern horizon, just before sun rise. Twenty-five women and children were burned to death in a fire that today destroyed the state cotton warehouse at Bhilwara in the district ot Kajputana, India, PINCHEB CREEK CONSERVATIVES As another indication of the labor and fraternal organizations. One) ot the lodges was Initiating a num- ber of candidates last night-when the goat, which a prospective was riding, balked and started on al rampage. lie came into contact with a-lighted Inmp. tipping it over. The! lodge members were too 'busy trying! to capture the goat to continue the' mcreas d dis-! trict !5t might he mentioned that the present C.P.R. freight shed is beeom-. Canada to thc United States and up- jng very much congested owing which President Taft was enabled heavy freight traffic. Both ji1L. proclamation of a mini- and outgoing freight, as well as thr: transferring of freight at Ottawa, March following jportation of which is bv law of this was run are the thirteen concessions made bv 17-A- pec cent. I dutiable. COTTONSEED OIL' Mineral waters and manufactures of Tlie most important item that are included. The trade in covers is cottonseed oil. The are about or i dian consumption of this from the i each year. Drugs, dyes and cliemi-i LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER WAS ALONE SEVERAL DAYS Confidence in Leader, >STo Sign of Any in Local Member Hincher meet- ing of the Conservatives of Pincher Creek and district was held last week for the purpose of organization. Mr. .A.. !H. was apppinted chairman, and in the course of dis- cussion it was decided to organize the Pincher Creek constituency. Several of those present addressed the meeting and officers were ap- pointed for the ensuing year. A vote i inal junction point (freight shed is this term-, that a larger :Thc an urgent necessity. storing their freight Both His Assistants Were Drowned j Qf ponfidencc the ]eader of the While Going Ashore Conservative party was passed, the Ore.. March isj meeting concluding with the singing received here that John Currie first j of the National Anthem. .the United States exceeds 'cats, which are under am-! assistant, keeper, of the Electric Rock i _______________ the. new reduced ;l ycar_ covers Counted to dutiable and; light station in southeastern Alaska duty, dates, and figs, dried, 55 cents vegetable and other oils, thc total'? which entered free. The! mum tariff in favor of Canada today. ['Those who an could hel] by removing their freight as soon as 1 Second Assistant Keeper of the on one hundred pounds, prunes and; importations of which from the Unit- free goods not affected among the oth-'-same station John Solamler-. wen WIPED OUT Komi-. X. Y., March. that started in the O. 0. Owen's block in inin.-itton to notice that a spark matters considerable- plums unpittcd 2 l-3c. a pound. walked Stales last, year wore about ;er leading articles arc lime, sausage, drowned March 20 while attempting SviMville early today wiped .out the tho lar.ip had ignited a curtain. Before the could be extin- guished tiie room was all afire and tlie members had to !lrv for their lives. Several had narrow js The sront was the firs' ;o get out. ot j________________ tlie burning building. The 'Irunes spread rapirliy si picture soon in FATALITY IN RAILWAY ACCIDENT, .laclison. Mich., March 30. An 1111-; nuts, nuts, peacans and shelled possible after it arrives. It would peanuts, nuis of all kinds, 2c. a pound ilielp both the railway companv and photographs, chromos, art types, chro- j other shippers as well in the interim motyprs, paintings, drawings, pic- tures, dccalomania transfers of all kinds, engravings or prints or proofs therefrom and similar works of art, not otherwise provided, blue prints, building plans, maps and charts, per cent., soap powders, powdered rjiipoan Will .1 li 111 soap, mineral soap and soap not. oth- s envise provided 32.V per cent, perium- rnamifaeturrs of; to go ashore in a small boat.. Keeper and cam-' Ada'insmon has been alone on rock -IWINTER WHEAT IS GOOD STAND LAST TEN DAYS From: casings, sponges, straw anfl wax, phor magnesia, bicarbonate ofj for the last several soda and miscellaneous bread stuffs, i _______________ Tho largest single group of staple! commodities included in Uic agree-i ment are dates, figs, raisins, prunes. Jem-rents, almon.'ls and other nuts. jThc exports from t'he United States Canada of those commodities in business, section of that vill- i-age. Sevpn stores and dwellings and two other buildings .were destroyed. IIS USY TOWN identified man was killed and five-: ________ including toilet: preparations, non- ohers wore mm, one fatally whori a] alcoholic, namelv hair oil, tooth and Tinitod fir K. H. Owon. ol the o. Kerr Dotrou iinueu rrar.iioii rar w other powders and washes, poma- jnmpcd tho track near here early thisj Co.. into iho city from Card- pnsios and'all other pcrfumcft the Illinois Coal Strike last fiscal year amounted to I morning through The rtonrt man was thrown the cm- window. FARMER WAS BURNED OUT SIOtl morning. When asked preparations not otherwise provided, condition of tho u-inter used for the hair, mouth or skin. 321 per cent., tableware of china, cavs as the, probahk- duration of; Chicago, Marrh most opti- mistic of tho local coal operators sot Yesterday morning between nine and ten o'clock the house, barn and other buildings on tbe E. P. Hawkins place, occupied by a men .named field there hut had a full stand. Over wheat in the south. Mr. Owen stated that at Csrdston and Spring Coulee it was looking very good indeed. There was apparently a full stand in almost every field in those districts, and tho of, finished, wheat, looked strong and vigorous. Close in to the city the fields did not look quite so good as farther south. At however, it was first class, and there was hardly a The competition from Franco and Spain reached The import- ations of toilet soap, perfumes and toilet preparations from the United States amounted to Mr. Fielding took two hours in thii Illinois pending an adjustment oi j If louse today explaining that the gov- per cent common "win-jot differences between thc min- jcrntnont hart'not knocked under to dow classes 121 per cent., j ers and operators. I the United States in thc matter of mns'and movements and parts thcre-i That Chicago will fev! thc effects of !tarm and that there the winding! the shut down in two weeks was the no The minister oi coal men. Prizes Congratulated tho public gen: orally on escaping the. swing of thc club by granting a "few small lain, while granite and ironstone j thc including bars and sleeves por cent., Don- j predict ion of gola, cordovan, calf, sheep, lamb, kid [expected to advance sharply to or coat kangaroo, alligator and alii small consumer who his fuel in; A't: other lecher dressed, waxed or glaz-! carload quantities or loss and comparatively unimportant con- ed or further finished than tanned, i has no storage facilities. The severe! not otherwise provided, harness, during the winter and the in- j cessions of dates, nuts, feathers and !scents. Glozier, were burned to the ground. He lost a good deal of hay. grain and straw as well as the buiilings. Tiie farm is .about svvefi tniies from Leth- bridge along the A. R. and I. line. D. McXab, cx-M.P.P., of Taher, is among the visitors in the city the whole country k was looking nice and green and showing signs of con- siderable growth. in his opinion The country to tne ther and chamois, 15 per rent.; fca-iabilitv of thc railroads to move coalj CHEERS FOR FIELDING thers and manufactures of feathers, i to thc city fast enough "to meet tho! Mr. Fielding was received with imitations of fruits, grains, loaves; demand, depleted thc stores on harni j cheers from tho Liberal side of the! and flowers for ornnniontinr nrtd the coal dealers have been sinalm'. and stated that he sought this -hats, 271 per cent. Also goods catch up. The Illinois operators opportunity of presenting a south of the city had fared a little bet- jn schedule "Schedule j are ready 10 concede the advance in jstatement concerning the negotiations ter than the northern district where A _-, fts sllbjcct tn anv olhcc rates of wages asked bv tho miners provided j with respect to trade relations with the growth did not look quite so duiv and not declared free ;the other details are satisfactorily 1 thc United States. Tho close connec- hea'vy- Of (hitv and not being goods of im-iadjusted. i (Continued on Pago 5) BIG BRITISH LINER WAS WRECKEO Australia, March The big British 'liner Pericles was wrecked six miles south of Cape Lee- i uwin, the- southwest point of Austral- ________ i ii, today. The passengers and crew I took to the small boats and all were Ma rob Ma-i safely at Cape Leeuwin. Soon graili distrioi will witness the groat-j aftor being abandoned the steamer ei't rni developmen! this year than) disnppenred "beneath the waters. The- over hofoiT. Thousands of acres ofj Pericles was a new boat, having been virgin tioil will be broken up and putj at Belfast, in into either spring or fall crop. There! will be about n. noxen plow outfits; working in this district this season.} 117111 Tho Garden City itself will also make- Tl ILL wonderful advancement, A large! steam grader is now at work grading, streets and tho main street will j be graded this year. Building opera-; tions are going on all over the 'own but, more especially in the business district opening and ruhli- library are almost com ano work being pushed on New places of business are every day. The town hall confectionery store to cost about The new public school will be ready by the first of May. This will he one of thc finest school build- ings in tho province. Y.M.C.A. BUILDING At a meeting of the Y. M. C- A- directors iast night with Architect Nichols of Winnipeg some changes in the draft, of the plans submitted were discussed and adopted. It xvas de- cided to make the building ten feet iorigti- and the plans will be cnanged to allow ten feet more in the "lobby and on the length of the swimming pool. The architect will prepare the plans at or.ce and the tenders vril> be lei soon as possible after that. ;