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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta IV LeUbrldge Daily Hendd, Ihurnday, Marcli Fife 7 Hoagliii's sub-division is the choicest business property in the town. Here's where your money will surely double in days. Bow Island has a future. Population 1915, 5000. Bow Island is growing faster than any new town in Alberta. Sale of Lots, SATURDAY MORNING, APKIL 9. Prices of lots, up to eafth, baUuee 3 and 6 UMutta. NOTICE-Priccs will Advance 25 per cent on June 1st A. B. HOAGUN, BOW ISLAND AUCTION SALE AT 515 LONDON ROAD ON AT 2 O'CLOCK I Instructed by owner will sell on the premitet as above a quantity of useful HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE Including dressers and stands, beds, springs and mattresses, 5 piece parlor suite, carpets, rugs, curtains, oak tables, drop head Singer Sewing machine, heaters, four hole cook stove, quantity enamelled goods, etc. etc. Also incubator, brooder and chicken fencing, all' complete. THE HOUSE AND LOT FOR full particulars apply to the Auctioneer. Phone 426 Office Lyceum Building 4 PKITERSOR BIOS, DRAYIXG And General Team Work COAL ORDERS promptly at- tended to. PHONE 472 i A. L. Pattenon H. Patterson I Horses for Sale -JUST ARRIVED bead of young work 1250 to U50 in "weight-mil :brotem. J. F. Rodgers Sale Stables Wood Street, Lethbridge Jewelry Engraving and Repairing Sheet Music and Musical Supplies MclNTYRE A ERtCKSON Electroplating a Specialty Cranbrook.....B-C. phone 121 Armstrong Ave. WOODS ADMITTED HE DESTROYED A LETTER Said It Private-In Files By Mistake-De- stroyed It To Protect Minty (Special to The Herald.) Edmonton, March report of the examination in chief of S. B. Woods, until recently Deputy Attor- ney-General of the province, by Coun sel W. Walsh and 'L. M. Johnstone, after the regular preliminary ques- tions, wae as Who made the entries in this 'book. of it, and sent to the executive coun- cil, and there was a copy of it sent. I left -the excerpt, which was tihe pub- lic part of tetter, on the file and I took the other off, and there came off with it some clauses, minutes, of the agreement, very much interlined and written up, almost unintelligible deadwood. (Mr. Johnston: That Is the agree- ment In. which the government refers to the bond referring -to the bond Issue and not the whole Mr. Woods? (referring to register of' agreement It was just minutes of 4. one Ice and DRAYING i Western Transfer Co. LONG BROS.Proprieton Office next Arcade Phone 1163 LOANS On improved or for the im- provement of farm lands for year or less up to fire years. P. 0. Box 420 109 Sherlock Blk., Lethbrldflt H-I in H-H-i-'i mii-H-i- RUSSO-FSNNISH BILL PASSED THE DUMA Shihh's Gun quickly stops concfei. cores colds, hcila throat 25 ccnlt Former President Roosevelt, Mrs. and Miss Ethel sail ed for Naples this afternoon from Al- exandria on the steamer Prinz Hein- rich. St. Petersburg, March Russo-Finnish bill giving the Duma- authority over Finland was introduced in the Duma today. After a debate it was referred to a committee of 21 members. opposition leaders urged im- mediate rejection of the measure on the ground that it constituted a viola- tion of the Finnish constitution. The Octoberists defended the bill, insist- ing that imperial legislature alone had authority capable of dealing with the complex Russo-Finnish relations. The reference of the proposed leg- islation- to a committee was carried by a -majority of Mohammedans, Pro- gressives, Nationalists and Conserva- tives. The minority concluded the 'Poles, Constitutional Democrats, La- borites and Social-Democrats. letters produced by Mr. It varies from day to day, some times one cleric and sometimes another. Then there was no one clerk in charge of this Bowers would be able to tell you that better that I. He is the chief clerk. Now, then, going on, there is a telegram here marked "A from Mr. Minty me, saying "Regret unexpected events -make It very embarrasiing for parties there to get away owing to pending negotiations. Think your people should in mutual interest make strong effort to come here this week." "Now I find on the 'back of that telegram is -written in my hand writing an answer to him saying that it was absolutely impossible to do as he suggests, that any personal advice to him "is to see that his people act as indicated in my last telegram with out delay, and to wire me on receipt of this. 'Now, that indicates two tilings. In the first place I must have sent -that telegram from my house, probably dictated It over the phone, after what I intended to dictate over on the 'back of this telegram. That likely would be eo, and that is the reason why the clean copy of it is not here. When 1 refer to my 'last telegram "without that means che telegram I sent him previously to bis sending me this one A 15, September 5th, is apparent- ly In answer -to my last telegram, and I just remember that the reason for the sending of these telegrams back and forward was that >Mr. Cross was very anxious that Mr. Clarke should come through here and get this rail- way started. I don't remember more than it happened to be attach ed to the letter. Do I understand you, then, to say that these were the only documents that you have any actual knowledge of having been destroyed, whether purposely or 'Mr. John stone, you are right in that. I think it is right to say that in my estima don I was bound, owing to the rela flonshrp which existed 'between my self and Minty, and in justice to him to do what I did. Cross .Examined by Mr. Bennett. iWlll you give me the names of al clerks that were employees dn tb Attorney General's department when you Bowers was the- chief clerk; Mr. Pratt another clerk ,and then the typewriters. Inhere were that were loose in the box, shown In the 16. Wnere is this letter of Nov. 14th., is a copy of the letter that the premier wrote to W. R. Clarke, and there is a draft of the mortgage and of the act. -Mr. Justice Scott: tJie date of that 14th., 1908. These were In box, too. The copy of the letter was, so far as I recollect, shoved in 'between the pages of this draft mortgage and draft act because t refers to the giving of them, pro mi s- ng legislation of that character, and might be permitted to say here, if am not going outside the scope of his discovery matter, that I drafted ,hat letter of the .premier's of -Nov. 14th, 1908, and that is that draft the 14th, 1908. and Chat Is how that draft comes to be on my files. I drafted t following the draXt of a letter that Mr. 'Lash had submitted on behalf of he Canadian Northern in connection with this same matter of guarantee >onds. His letter, however, went a little stronger than this, and I toned down that letter from it. -That IB the only qualification! These documents with the pin marked 14, were subsequent- ly dratted from that copy of this orandum. I kept one copy for my file and sent one to Mr. McLeod. The original of the agreement, however was never in the government possess sion, and no one ever saw it to knowledge except myself. When was the copy made, Mr I could not just tel you. I think it was just about the time that tihe legislation was going through, and I insisted on seeing the original document to find out. swha Mr. Clarke was getting paid for th bonds. And that would be in the earl} spring of last year, would couldn't place it closer. IMr. Justice Harvey: It as dated iAug ust 19th, I am mistaken about that. Obviously, Mr. Clark had never gone to England to floa these-bonds. We had never got hi arrangements with the J. P. Co. 'Mr. Bennett: At the Waldorf Hotel? wasn't the 'Waldorf 'Hotel. To the best of my memory 'it .was about the time that Mr. Clarke and Mr. Minty and Mr. McArthur came back here Jn September, 190S, last, about the same time as these other letters that I have been referring to. Mr. Johnstone: Did you keep the iCto in Ten Ninnies tr frmef hodig sow (fcs PERFECTION Oil Heater Vhh b you cti frtm otM the Arctic the wtrmdi W Tropics la It The mev Automatic briM font 4 CM 9 traas wid Heater beautifully THE T- m Jipao m a variety of styles far Htt or1'- WORK FOR EX-SOLDIERS EaH Roberts Recommends Emigration to the Colonies .London, (March Roberts has written as follows to Mr. Herbert Baston, a Taunton man resident in Australia, who acts for the British Morgan I Immigration League of that contin- ent.- "The (luestion of employment for our ex-soldiers is a most serious one. Day by day I receive the most dis- tressing accounts from men of good character who "have -served their coun- try in the field and yet are unable -to CADILLAC 30' I wish to announce that my exclusive agency tor this territory has been acknowled- ed hy the Cadillac people d orders have been issued an for all other agencies to be dis- continued. We can furnish cars on short notice. T. S. McKENZIE from my office to me at the House. I was ill at that time. Mr. Minty was in the city, and there is no reply 'to It because any reply to it was per- sonal. 'He was right here. Now, this is -the matter I want to come to. There is a letter, there is a memor- andum, for :A 35, referring to a letter directed to me this year by the solicitor for the company. It Is a memorandum for the executive council. It is not dated, but my re- memberance is that it was sent down by me to the executive council the day after, September llth or Septem- ber llJth, and it speaks of a letter di- rected. 1D09, that would 1909, yes. It speaks of a letter that ihe sent me. Now, that letter is not on the file here, and it wae on the file here and I took it off the file for the reason that I tell you. The letter was a letter sent by Mr. Minty to me at my house. Mr. "Minty and myself had throughout these negotiations, from back in 190S, been dealing back and forward, not at arm's length at all, not only in a friendly way, but en- deavoring to assist each otiher as .much as possible in connection with this kind of a transaction because it was the first time I had had any ex- perience In drawing documents of this kind, and I think that it was the first time he had had any, and we got into pretty Intimate relations. He sent me a letter, and that is the letter re- ferred to. Mr. Justice Harvey: What Is the number of that? Not to be Made Public. :He sent me a letter, not as I ap- prehended, at all as deputy attorney general, but a letter as S. B. in which he went into generally a good many things about his own com- pany, and I found that on this file when I was going over it as far as I now remember for the purpose of pre paring that memorandum for Mr. Cross which was Jn as an exhibit I did not know how it had got there. I could not remember -because It was intended to get on a public file at all. Mr. Minty would never in the world have written It to me If he had for a moment Imagined It would get on a public file and T re- garded the letter, whether rightly or wrongly, as >my own property. I knew that from the relations between Mr. Minty and TIK-; each other as we had been endeavoring to assist each other, asking each other questions. I Xnow from these per- sonal relations that Mr. Minty was justified in expecting that that per- sonal letter he had written to j should not be pet on a public file and I remember that I made this excerpt five or six of them. Miss Shea Harbottle, Miss Robinson, Cameron and Miss Chatwdn. Miss Chatwin was more of a clerk than a stenographer. She was the account- ant. Would any one of the various clerks have access to the files for the pur- pose of arranging would have access to them. In other words, you have, practi- cally made an affidavit of documents? have made as clear an affidavit of documents as I know how to make. Are there any other documents in your office referring to this No, i do not think there can be any. I cannot remember any. The file was really a box. The box Is not here but there were, now I remem- ber, some letters, newspapers, news- papers that Mr. Bennett flourished in the House, found In the box. They were marked fugitive papers? they were not fugitive, the ones you flourished were papers that had got loose In the box. There was a pin through It, and some other papers Obtain work in civil life, and I am original copy that was" made before i powerless to help them. the typewritten one was that was only a pencil memo, and I it from that. I made it in 'Mr. Clarke's room at the Alberta Hot- el. Unless there is something else that you have made a note of .1 can any further information, Mr. Johnstone. I saw the original copy of the agreement in the Alber- ta Hotel. I asked Mr. Clarke to let mie see the original agreement. He showed me the original and I read it over. I didn't see anything of im- portance in it, except this clause "which refers-to the amount that the the bankers were to pay for the I made a copy of that clause "too in the Alberta Hotel. 'Did you keep any copy of that let- let, too, Mr. there any copy made of There was a copy of it, and sent to -Mr. Minty. 'Mr. Minty sent a. letter to me at my house, and he had writ- ten ic out as I recollect in his own handwriting, and I made a copy of it and sent it to them. Mr. Justice Scott: What letter :is letter I destroyed. He didn't have a copy of It He had written it out himself in longhand. CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY STEAMSHIP SAILINGS From St. John Empress of Ireland, March 25th. Lake Champlain, April 2nd. Empress of Britain. April 8th. Lake Manitoba, April 16th. Empress of Ireland, April 22nd. Empress of Britain, May 6th From Montreal Lake Champlain, May 12th. Empress of Ireland, May 20th. Lake Manitoba, May Empress of Britain, June 3rd. Lake Champlain, June 9th AH steamers await the ar- rival of C. P. R. Passenger trains leaving Montreal Wind sor street station 7.25 o'clock previous evening. Special attention given tc prepaid business. For tickets and all inform- ation apply C. P. R. Ticket Office, Leth- brldge S. J. SHARP, General Agent, Wlpnjpeg S. B. MITCHELL, Local Lethbridge "If emigration is to be the solution I would welcome it, for though the loss to the country of some of her best and most valuable citizens would be great, anything is better than tha! men should be walking .Abe streets seeking for work which can not be found for them, while thei wives and children are starving a home." TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS ICi G. Galbraith of Spring Creek was on Saturday fined andcosts or practicing medicine without a lic- nse. The prosecution was made by he College of Physicians and ''Sur- geons of Saskatchewan. The Miner's Federation of Great Britain voted to accept the terms of settlement proposed by the South ffales coal mine owners and strike has been averted. New Haven and Hartford R.R. Co. ias filed with the Interstate Com- merce Commission schedules of in- creases in its passenger rates. These advances are duo to the increase in. wages made recently to the com- pany's employees. Navigation on the Ottawa River will open on Monday, the earliest date on record, the river being; prac- tically clear to Thurso, a distance of 28 miles. The proclamation- conveying the na- tional assembly was King George of Greece in the chamber to day aad was received with cheers. Queen Olga was present. GERMAN NAVAL MANOEUVRES Kiel, March of the most important moves in the German navy since its creation began 'today when the first battleship squadron of the active fleet sailed from the 'North Sea to take up a permanent station at Willelmshaven. Wlllelrnshaven un- til now the second, supercedcd Kiel as the principal naval base of Ger- many. The squadron will first carry out a series of in the vi- cinity of Heligoland, thence proceed- ing to the station port which has undergone great improvement in re- cent years. The squadron comprises all of the vessels of the Dreadnought class now in commission and will be I increased by this type as rapidly as they are constructed. OF CANADA IMC Total Assets Oct. 30, Over ASiTiusAccMitBdfS Opening a Savings Account in the Union Bank makes it easier to Yon get into the habit of depositing, more or lest regularly, small amounts of money that would other- wise quickly slip' away. At the end of the year, with the Interest added, there is a substantial balance to your and you have scarcely missed the deposits. A Savings Account in the Union Bank is a reserve whka yon ought to provide against possible sickness or financial reverses. Why not start one now Main Offict cor. Rturri Its I J. R. ANDERSON Wtstminster Rd., N. Ward Manaftr. Stirling H. Roach, Acting Manager. Grawy W. Baillie, Manager. TiWO ELEVATORS BURNED THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HAVE INSTALLED IN THEIR VAULT A NEST OF SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES IF YOU HAVE ANY Rosthern, Sosk., March Dominion elevator here wa-s burned this afternoon with five thousand bushels of wheat, partly covered by insurance. iMcose Jaw, March Domin- ion elevator here was burned this morning with fourteen thousand bus. oT grain. TITLE DEEDS, MORTGAGES, INSURANCE POLICIES, OR OTHER VALUABLES THEY SHOULD BE LODGED IN ONE OP THESE BOXES 171 FUftTHCR APPLY TO Lethbridge Branch C G, K. Nome, Manager ;