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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume V. Lethhrldge, Alberta. Friday, May 3, 1912. Number 122 MS AN. UL MASSACRE Fear for Safety Agains Troops in Lena Gold Fields BRUTAL POLICY General Uprising Against Campaign to Crush Labor Unions St.. Petersburg, May Rus Kian government is making energetic efforts to get some news from the Lena goldfloWB, fearing that the en- tire detachment or troops stationed there have been massacred by Iho workmen in revenge for the killing of ISO and wounding of IIOi) strikers there two weeks ago. The goldflelds arc about 1200 miles from trkutli, and it vratild he impossi- ble to send reinforcements there for another month, owing to the condi- tions of the roads. There are only regular soldiers there, and more than workmen, wljo have made threats of vengeance for the treat- Jnent of their comrades. Many of these men 'are political douviets who have been in the goldfiehls since UK; rising seven years ago. The subject is agitating the Duma, and all jiarties who are coming up in the National elections this summer are taking tlie side of the workmen The government Ms in a state distress, not only because of the tea of a massacre'of the soldiers, but be cause the Lena tragedy has turned th light on its plans for locking up a dangerous-characters before the cam paign was ;well started. Troubles 01 a great scale, like those wMch le-d ti the general strike in 190G, are su-read ing 'all over .the country. The government's plan was to ai Distort Taft's letter to Roosevelt to Up Another Annexationist Scare and Make Party Capital in Both Britain and Canada British Liberal Opinion London, May Ambassador mont that he resume his duties im- that Buce fiilsil to kc-ep Ins go% Dryce been recalled? a uuostion j mediately on the expiration a; holi- eminent Infoimecl of whit hair lakeil in big type yesterday by Lord day' )vhlch' ls pointed out- actually be- penllig Is utterly unwarranted. Xorthclifie's Evening News. Apai j ently, the sole ground on which tlic I gan before President Taft's letter in f reference to Canadian reciprocity was question was 'based, the coincidence j published. Officials at the State department. Hays the correspondent, were very statins that the Ambassador correspondence of tlie United Stales President's designs on Canada. The fact, however, that Lord Northclitfe's evening paper followed in startling fashion the Daily Mail's edit- tile whole -fiction' aioHe out of the phrase in President Tail's letter, that j ftoosevelt in the right for Massachusetts delegation to th-a lie- would make Canada "only an adjunct Naiional convention. or the United liirjrr reform anil later the say'B one of the IB hero -hati built k'shcst olfichls at the Mate Depart AMBASSADOR, BRYCE Against Whom the English' Unionist Press is waging a bitter campaign orial expression of astonishment that' up a of American mult "hose mine he is not neimittod ".Mr. Bryce gave no warning of the! l'10 helping the to nrention, the -following state conspiracy, but rather did his utmost h'sl1 Canada. ment rest secretly all the more active spir its in the factory colonies around St Petersburg and Moscow, and even 11 tile distant districts in northern Russia, just as soon as the winter be Kan to break up. -The reason for this was the government's alleged belie: that the workingmen -of were preparing a, great uprising to protest against'tho attempt by. the Czar and the Church to make.capital of tho centenary celebrations of the failure of Napoleon's Afoseow cam- paign. The police, acting under tile orders of tho Department of the Interior, be- gan to seize committees of the labor- ing Tnon, who were working to estab- lish a combination of the trados un- ions in Russia, .and this work .is still going on, although not so extensively, tho labor inen having taken warning by the Lena shooting.' When police agents arrested AEROPLANES OF GREAT BRITAIN Government- Attention to Latest War Implements' London, Hritish gov- ernment has made a serious move in to bring it to is an indica- tion that the Ambassador's holhhiy will be marked by a, strong campaign against him. This is TurUier foreshadowed by the, .agitation begim in Parliament yester- day, where notices of questions ou the The Chronicle's parliamentary writ-j official noid of an} 1 Ind er, after emphasizing the fact that; been recehed fro'n tnd legardin? theru is not a vestige of truth in the) this matter, and Mr. Bryce, plan- romance of Ambassador Bryce's call, says: "Between Sir Edward Grey and Ani- HON. J. P. MABEE ned a holiday many weelcs ago, when Chairman of the Railway.1 taking leav-a of us for the summer week, made no mention of It, and who is critically i bassador the happiest personal spoke finite naturally of returning to matter were given. U and official relations exist; Mr. Brycc I aftei nis liolid-n note that the publication here last! the fulj mireser'-'pd confi- j, There can be no nossibln icasoii Monday, -of Mr. Tail's letter to air I dence cf tna government. His, tor considering Air Brjce derelict to career'in Washiii'gton has been tho lus government m failing to guc anj Roosevelt, on which Mr. Foster bas the speech at Ottawa, which is tlie di- rect cause of the agitation here, arous- ed litlle attention, and the British Im greatest success' in our ambassadorial i which .Mr.. Taft 'privately service for tile iwcnty years, j Passed to "Mr in A letter Mr: retires, and in which was marked more especially since the Administration i N r Bryce. has made himself the of airships for the navy impossible at Washington. 'Every day and armv, having 'authorized tho I am even more the Ambassador of Canada at Washington than the 'e perialists at home discovered no ciues-l lhe nature things, as he is now well tions ofp arty. lip-in years, that cannot long be ,de- took the strongest position against Mr. Bryce left Washington on "I1" du so at llis own the utterance niade by. Speaker Clark (Jay tho Taft letter was mad-a public !lnl1 hls from Washington j regarding the annexation of Canada and the. Evening News would "e deeply regretted by our for. j to the Unite i States day: I eign office." J ran onlj that the officials of "His departure assures that he will! Washington Views the State Department consider the not definitely return to his posi in' The same journal's Washington cor- woik accomplished bv itlr Bnce, fact, he had bean practically recalled respondent cables a column, giving while he bib reureiennd his countrj He will, it Is surmised, ire-enter Eng- views Ql politicians, at Wlslnngton racro brilliant .bin lish politics, perhaps with a peerage." wllom agree that the criticism that of am of his immediate predeces "The fact adds the Evening RULE IS ASSURED purcbaie of-.sivty aeroplanes which will be increased' to JOO as soon as treal four years ago. lie added that a sufficient, number ol army and navy three-quarters of his time was cecu- irmen have been J pied with Canadian affairs. Not however, has Canada rejected the fis- Thc government is also giving, its cai policy that he prepared for her attention to the hydroaeroplane nav- with the Laurier government and Sir. a! experts are experimenting witU it, Taft, but she has be-en awakened by if liic rosult.s arr satisfactory a Mr. Taft's own blinit words to the im- 2 number of machines will be or--aienae that she was running of mittee at -Lena, a genuine a com- war was pre cipitated. The local governor placed the troops at the disposal of the man- agement of the goidfields, and when a delegation of the workmen went to the manager to ask wiiy a committee .had been arrested, they were met with a hail of bullets. More than Svorkers.hnd accom- panied the delegation, and volley after volley was poured in the tl; troopers. .The soldiers did not ceaso firing until fheir cartridge pouches' were empty. What has' transpired, there 'since, can only ,b6 conjectured. The roads :ire in such shape as to be impassable and will be for at leant another .month. By .that time, it is feared, tho work- men will have fouml jt way to kill ev- ery soldier at Lena. NEW OPERA HOUSE FOR NELSON, B.C. Nelson, B. C.r May capifal- ists will erect in .Nelson in the imnie- tiiata fnture a new opera house, four storey, brick and mar hi o, which will cost in tiie of and which Will be of such proportions as to provide accommodation for the best theatrical companies touring tliii country. tiered without'delay. Thy King, when" he attends the nav- al manoeuvres at Portland next weak viil be given tlifi opportunity of ifcnesfi ng (lights of n aval" aeroplanes, vhich will be launched fronv the cfpek if the battleship Hibernia. It is pointed out that even whon 00 aeroplanes arc in use, ami a cor- espoiiding number of pilots trained, British will still he inch inferior in numbers and experi- ence to the: French service, anil some consider a Jjle distance behind the Ger- man service. of the expenditure provided for aiMonautics including airship and aeroplanes, for the ctincnt year, are: Frnncp, pounds Germany, pounds, and Great'Britain, France .ilso has 1-SO.OOO pounds laiscd by subscriptions to the nation- al aviation fund. The German figure is approximately only, ho details IIP losing her nationbood. "Canada, therefore, must have an- other Amabassador at concludes the News, with all the em- phasis of italics. Yarn Is Denied In this morning's papers it officially announced that there IK no foundation for the rumor that. Mr. Bryce has been actually, or virtually recalled from the Washington Eni-j bassy, U is declared to be his inten- tion and tho intention of the govern- sors. He h'aa worked solely in the in- j his country, an c1 that with an intelligence f d undeistaihlmg wnirh tomn ended the ndrna tioii ot eieij one from the Piesident Toronto, May doctors attendfng'Judge Mabee report thai; the Judge is in a very serious con- dition this morning, paralysis of. the bowels, due to a dangerous ap- pendix development, set in, and an operation had to be performed this morning. His doctors say though very critical, his condition is not hopeless. Leader Says it's Bound to Come From Either __ r Party lon'Ion, Sound and Fury sutuib of the Ilomt. Rule fglit itcadilj among the Irish Nationalists at "Supposing the A Tibenl politician who is in c nse liaorc Ireland gets, home lule :ouch with 'members at- the govern- ment, said to a New York Times cor respondent; j 'Few more unlikely things could i happen than that Air Brjr-e should be recalled by a government; which' fully approved his attitude in the.re- ciprocity It .hag been-under- uliat ihcn hp tliL prospect 01 the ablest Irish leaders ask- ed In (he lirqt uas tho roplj, the 1 ihCLils are not likclj to go out If do jou find that the lonsenativus aie fnllv alive to stood fofsome time that he not llle nf lush paiU and at ngton much long er, but, he will fix the time of his departure. Tli'-e outcry being made by the Imperialist papers is sound and furv, meaning not leading to rnare'a nest. Mr. Taft's reference to Canada as an adjunct to the "United .States wag in a purely economic sense, and that he did not use the word in tho political sense is perfectly (Continued on page 9) Vehicle and Motor Traffic Impeded and Grumbling That Approaches are Work Has Not Been Completed Will tho'-city ever get their little troubles over the Xintli stro-5t over- head bridge cleared uy to the entire sntisfaction of all concerned The ing published. Additional applications in 'I11051'011 lias "cen a thoru RIDGE TO GET AST TWO FARMS I Policy in Estab- lishing Demonstration Farms THE AID GIVEN How System of Ready- made Farms Works Out That Lethbridge district will be gh en at least two out of tea'deraoaatra- tion farms to be established bj the C P ft in the province of Albeita in connection with land depart, raent of the department of natural re soul ccs of that compans was the in timatlan made jesterdaj afternoon bv Norman S Hankm, publicity cornmis sloner of the C P R, ,vho was in the citj from Calgan Lethbridge dis- trict, he Bdid, would receue as much attention in their campaign to coloni.se their lands as any other district >n the four westein proiinces, and in establishing demonstration 'arms in this nunitj, they weie simply nuking a heginmng in tha p'e- IJaiations foi the rush which is pectad to follow rhen the company s plan begin tc show results J S Dennis, assistant to the pre- sident, in chaige olMno natinal ic. a- u i.eb 1-ecentlj ile- cided to establish deraonstiatioa Tanns where farming methods adapt- ed to the district can be shown new comers in .a practical manner; Altogethei twratj five of these tarms will be established in Alberta, Saskatchewan ami Manitoba and these -vlll piubdjlj be alloted ten to each of the first two pi ounces, and five to Manitoba. AVhrle no definite policy for a de- monstration farm scheme baa as 3 et been promulgated for the lands re. ceutlv acciuired by the 0 P R from the A R and I in this district Mr mnkm said that he was satisfied that the same will be adopted as is now being followed in the Cal- gary district hi connection with the irrigation tract there Inducements will he offered to American farmers) ung on rented farms to come m and become actual settlers Instead of an advance of as was leported some tiiro ako, these settlers will aided to the extent of It will be done in this manner When a farmer Ih ing on the other side of the line intimates that he wishes to come to Canada and" Battle on C P R lands, he will be brought here by the eompan} The engineer- ng department will locate him on his land Another department will build ,i house for him His, land will be lenced Then he wilt be equipped and sent out to plough bis land, the com -J Lonhdcncc m the go out ol of the Tribli cause Home rule no loni'er depends upon the. fati oi the 1 ibcrdl p.irtj in 1 "It the I literals were compelled to go to the counlM at present, would lie beatir "Quite possibU 'I he lahor unrest, IK insuianie act and a other times would woik igjinsL them But il tliei wete beiten at all would not lc beaten Indh, and the Consrr vativc majority would bo'small. Tho (onsen Hue part; piohdbh could not lorm a stable gomnmcnt with- "an> agieemg to pay him the standard out tlu of the and tm With the monex Mr Dona, law Mi lUlioui would earned foi doin hp are nulicipatcil and the public fund is being larscly subscribed io. Tlie liril- ish sum incliiiics pounds [or the purcbise of land. IF RECIPROCITY HAD ONLY PASSED KING'S NOVEL GIFT 'London, May King Oco-rga's novel gift of six beiiu- tiful swans to tho Jlayorof Ow- en Sonml, left for Canada to- day by the Empress of Bri- tain. They are fine specimen's and will douhtless be greatly apnroclitleii. PAT BURNS SHOWS WHERE FAR- MERS WOULD HAVE SAVED THOUSANDS Calgary, May are. burn ing off enough {noil in Southern Al- licrta to feed thousands of head of Burns, Alberta.'s cat- tle king. "At (he Olds e.vperiinelita) farm'of the provincial government, 08 head of lhe best baef rattle that I! have ever seen, are being fattened on! yame kiml of material that is be- ing burned by tho ton in Southern Al- berto, all bemuse tho farmers have no j oilier way of getting rhl of it. If re- ciprocity had passed, wo could have brought Iho American cattle (o the or the feed to the cattle, and the fanners and cattlemen on both sides of lilts line could have benefited to tlio extent of thousands of the side of (he members, of .the} council for the nast six months. It occupied an important place among the issues at stake in the municipal elections oC last December, and tlio tliorns have been thicker than the -ros- es ever since, The latest cloud on the honxon is the closing of the Gall, street cross- ing, and the opening lo traffic of1 -tho overhead, bridge. Last Saturday, tho harrier were thrown down rind the bridge thrown open. Immediately, no- were posted on tho old Gait st, crossing that there should be no tres- passing, ,a ml tlie crossing was blocked with boarding cars. And now tho aiitomohilists nnd teamsters arc kicking, just as though there had not, been enough trouble al- It is claimed that since the closing, of the Gait street, crossing, it is almost mpossihlo to get access to the bri lill. The grade lo the approach to overhead bridge lifts not been pro perly filled in, and there Is a drop of at least a foot left itt the north" end of the approach. Motorists find this rather inconvenient. Then, too, the new approach lo the hill by way of the subway under the high level brldcc on First street Sooth. iB'ln very bud condition, and is blocked about, half wny i.o (he main road. The roiwl BO narrow that mot- -THE NEW COUTTS STREET TRAFFIC BRIDGE OPENED THIS nrlsta who have gone as far a nnrncaldo find it almo3t impossible think tho cily need worry about if However. Hip wliolu matter i bib own development compelled to an airangement rorhVtarm'.VnVlndd'e a few "montli Kith us Plus could ue done onn should have a well euuipMfl and well issurinc us tint we should ime at stocked farm The companj bus not lcibl as good a home rule hill is th" j him any actna1 cash in the form one hefoic pailiam ul Mitady of a loin, but has helped him to the thi (onwnatucs hue shown them- extent ol two thousand dollars, and W.IU-. to In inn it to a baigun (or ninount be actually repre. lhe Irish vote icnted In the on 'Do you think the aiHi-homc rule" feeling in the north of Ireland is poji- ul irh as Minn" is tlie Hinniaffe of tho land He will also be In a position at the eud of that 'ime to bogm to pay back something of the which hia been lent him to make htm a good I the tirsus, i'riicfl and Moores would c'aiudian farmer linditilr" llreie Is one fealure of the plan I "drl mil not lhe rcvl feeling of which will appeal to the people of the iorlh of lielaud is one lining and the west who are beginning to luio the oritdrv and firrwoiUot the baik thit Vlcstern Canada is going imnilur llslir Unionist polilicnns is "itronglj to- grain raising, and The talk ol jrmcd nsisl- nice to home nilp is tlie mores-l i nunnsliiiiL Neither will the llstu n in PM i t in im MM in of passiu lirsistiur. In Hume iiulc An> re pall) s land in the Lethbridge dUtnct I Jin i udld he not tliL an Impetus sbould be glien to dhei IMrlnminl in Dublin, bill avuiisl tlio faimins winch should nuke a pailinuit in I iindon lhe Hsting impression on the mdusllj lu soveniiircnt. retains con-manil of the tl'ia' liortion of the .province, md ilso Hie contiol of lhe. (Continued on page 1) collection of tluu tlle to mixed tarming: The demon slration farms will be evponcnts of In agnculture. and tl couple of thcse on tue com. to turn in order to come back. AS n deal of Lethbridge's (Ult- of-tou-n tnido Denies from north and west of tlwvivcr, merchants and IniHi- uess men In genenij are protesting ag- ainst (lie condition of the approach io tho city from this direction. Mayor vficn asked about what was to be done in the matter, to- d.ly, slated that thought, there woiild.be no tronalo with the C. H., and that everything would be all to conic the council, and some interesting d tool! part, I LENNOX SWORN. IN v Toronto, nlay Lennox, K. C., who has repre- h-ented South SJmcoe In the House of Commons .for twelve years, was sworn in as judge of the Supremo Coilrt and justice of the High Court o-.' Ontario by Chancellor Sir John Boyd, yes- terday. lie took his seat ou the lifiach today. ;