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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 6, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. TfeN PAGES Lethbridge, Alberta. Tuesday. May 6, 1913 PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 123 SEVEN fflOUSAi CHEERED SIR WILFRID IN Remarkable Ovation Conservative Stronghold -Thousands Turned . Away NAVAL POLICY Liberals Stand for True National and Imperial Policy A Thrilling Scene (W. A. P. Report). Toronto, May 5.-The ConfierTative �trottghold turned out in tremendous ntimbers tonight to hear Sir Wilfrid LaUElec. i;hse arena in wWoh the meeting ii?alSheld, accommodated something ever se^en thousand people and then literally ttiousands were turned away. All, {hose who did get in were !tiolcfft-holdears. When the leader of the opposition arose to speak he was given a remarkable ovation. On the platform with him were Hon. G. P. Graham, Hon. Chas. Murphy and Dr. Michael Clark, besides many local Liberals. Hon. Mackenzie King was iiie chaiijiiaii uf iUti ineetiag. His object in ctiming to Toronto, said Sir Wilfrid Liiurier, was to'lay ithe policy of the Liberals before tlio people. The Conaevvativo policy was, he said, to lend throB ships to the British AdniiraUy. The Conservatives had assorted 1hat the British tiavy was not adequate to meet the requirements of the present situation. This statement the Liberals had challenged. "I ask you bore tonight, you citizens of the province of Ontario, do you believe that England is no longer ICngland and that she cannot fight her own battles as ; lie has dono for so many yearg iri*t'.>^ �ast'.' I do not believe such a �.. ,t -is that. No evideiicc has come tu The * first lord of the I'ritish ..unralty says that England fears noilimg and let the ciemy come whenever she pleases ; she will find the British navy equal to any emergency. ''We replied that we are not traitors to the empire, but we are not supporters of the idea of wcaltness in England. We did not meet that policy by negation, simply by a negative policy. No, wo had an affirmative policy. A part of our policy was that though we don't believe that the England of today is not the England of former days, we believe on the contrary, that the England of today is equal to any task that may be placed upon her, and from whatever quarter her enemies may come : she will resist them as she has done before. "It is the part of Canada to come lorward and take her share o( the defence that the boats shall be built so far as it may be done by Cana-. dian labor, equipped and maintained by Canadian labor, as well as manned by Canadian sailors under the control of the Canadian government .of the Canadian parliament and of .the Canadian people." IT WAS ON THIS POLICY, HE SAID, THAT BOTH PARTIES HAD AGREED I.N' 1909, AND .THERE WAS NO REASON FOR CHANGING IT TODAY. "It seems to me that defence, like charity, should begin at home. "But before 1 close, let me just ; go one step farther. If it has been said that there was obstruction in (the house of commons, let me tell' ,you that no party could obstruct the business of the house unless it held the strong support of public opinion. I will repeat hero that there have been, occasions of obstruction since confederation, more particularly In 18S5 and 1890, and I want to ask what would be the conditions in Canada today if the closure had been applied in 1S9� ?" � .> � .> .> >.> 4. .> JAPANESE ARE COMPLACENT Tokio, .May 6.-The announcement of the final passage of tlie antl-allen land own-prshlp bill by the California legJBlalure bus not created any oxcitoment in Tokio. The government officials, the Press and the leaders in all walks ot lifo are counselling patience and dependence on the evident fiilrneHs of the American government. MISS INEZ H. GILMORE A noted author, who took 1 the suffragette pageant HO i OCEAN FREIGHT ES NE EA NDREO PER CENL IN RECENT YE : va_j' of second ti'ack construction on Dm line between Calgary and Vancouver, the latest report .beingrthatit had been de.-'.ded to drive ' ttnmel Ifl miles long through the Klcl^;:,4 Uorso Pass, an estimated cost of $16,000,000. We understand that no surveys having in view the construction ot .such a tunnel have been undertaken as yet, and that it is scarcely likely that anything will bo done at least tor some time to come. Tho section of the second track which will be first completed, we are officially advised, will be that from Vancouver to Golden. With the completion of the Kootenay Central Railway, which is expected to be in operation early in 1914, the company will have two routes easterly, one along the e.xisUng main line, via the Kootenay Central Railway and the Crow's Nest branch. "The building ot the second tracL' easterly from Vancouver Is being progressed with and It is expected to have the mileage to Mission City in operation by May 1st." Kootanay Central Railway "We are ofiicially advised that a I contract for grading 65 miles has been let to Vo\ey Bros, Welch and Stewart the mileage being from 60 miles south ot Golden to Skookumchuck, B. C. The contract reported as awarded to Boomqr aud Hughes was.awarded in 1,912, and covers from mileage 42 to 60. The construction of this section o fthe line includes the building of a bridge ii02 feet long." The Railway and Marine World is noted for the reliability of its railway news, and when It says that the double track to Golden from Vancouver is destined to carry the freight from two main lines, it says what the ofllclals of the company believe themselves. The grades over the Crow's Nest and Kootenay Ceulral are considerably lower than over the main line through Kield, and all the heavy freights will be shipped over the south line, especially after the short line from Winnipeg to Lethbridge, through Woyburn is in operation. The Kootenay Central will be completed this your and will be in operation early in 1914. Tho Lethbridge Weyburn line will bo completed In 1914, according to advices from Winnipeg. Tho southern main lino of the company will therefore be in operation n�xt year and Lethbridge will then occupy a strategic point on a transcontinental Una over which will pass tho bulk ot the company's freight business following the opening of tne Pauaiua Canal. -:-.-.- y MRS. CHAMBERLAIN DOING WELL Cannes, France, .May 6.--The condition of Mrs. Chamberlain, wU'u ot the Right T'lon. .Tossph Ohamberl;atn, was reported last night to ibe satis-t.ictory. Her temperature" was noi--normal and pulse good. Mrs. Chamberlain recently luulenvept an oiieru-tlon for appeudioUlB.-.'  i ' ^ PAY fine?-never; London, May il.-.Mis.s .N'lna Uoyle and .Miss Anne .Muuro, militant suffragettes, who wei-f urrested last evening wliilc ai-temptlng to hold a meeting in llyj'_' "ark, when hrouglu up at the police court today those fourteen days' iniprlsonraent ill preference to the payment cf a fine of five dollars eacli, "Of course, we will not pay it," thoy told the magistrate. Suffragette Designs on Filled with American Tourists -Caught in Time fyondon. May 6.--A sulTragette caught, earij. ^ni-morning by the ptillre .;, 'ii' act of placing a bomb a- In' entrance to the Granil lln'. . whifch is crowded. Willi Aiii^i can tourists, wa'i, brouKlr at How street police conn liii or in tho day and: remainh .i ii> the magistrate for funli. qtiirips. She gave tlif ii.im-of Ada Ward. Tlie bomb was in tin ;mi of a tin canister to whir i a as attached a lighted fust'. \ card bearing th^. words, �\ mcs for Women'"'Was v. i.-ip: m around it. ' ;.y The Grand Htltel Is siiuai.il in Trafalgar Square. : ? > : ? ? : ? ? ? : : : : J.ondon, .May 6.-.St. (Jatli-ariuHs. the parish chun-h of llulcbani in the southeast of l.ciidon, was gutted by fire ilii.s inoiiiiiig and ihi," ouiiayM is iilai't'd by tlie police lo the account or the mllilunt tuffra-geite.�. The edifice was well alight tiefori' tlie fire was ilis-covered, and the roof crashed in soon after the arii\al of the firemen. Hits Western Farmer Hard, and Government is Urged to Do Something, to Cure It - Arthur Meighen Raises Important Question tiHon. Asquith's ^1 Gentle Little :i Hint V iMA. mu m SHOR London, .May li.-ln appos-iii.i? the woman's suffrage bill in tl\i: House of Commons today Premier .^slillith said he would resign If hie colleagues ill the cabinet ever suggested that they did not feel Justified in following a government, the head of which was opposed to thetu, i- : ; *> > > ? : : : : ALEXO SIAS FOOLE 8EELGA! 0 INDUSTRIAL COMMISSIONER GOING TO BATTLE CREEK FOR A FEW DAYS ASSASSINATOR OF KING GEORGE JUMPED FROM WINDOW AND KILLED HIMSELF Athens, .May 6.-Aleko Shinas, who assassinated King George of Greece on .March 18 at ,S;\loniki, coiutuitted suicide this morning by dinging himself out of a window of the police station in that city. Shinas was a native oE the town ot Volo Thessaly. He killed the King by firing point blank iuto his back while he was walking along a street of Salonikl accompanied by an aide-de-camp. He gave as an explanation of the crime that in 1911 ho had applied for assistance at tho King's Palace and and had been driven away. A few days ago the doctors examined Shinas and announced that he was dying of tuberculosis. SIMPSON COMPANY IS. 001 There Is a possibility lliMi P. Tracy, industrial agent'will iioi arrive in Lethbridge this.week after ail. In a letter received .from, him this uioni-ing he intimated that :h(' was leaving Saginaw the next~ day, to aiieiid a CP.UPle of weeks ag. tlie sanitarium at iJatfle Creek,- -.Mi'ii^ U^ii^sri- cwiwg-^ wesL This is taken to  mean that he will not arrive much before the middle ot the month. However, .\cting Mayor ilanrlltou is wiring today to find out exactly when be may be ev pected in order that the Commercial Travellers' Union may be advised ot the date 5of his arrival so that ihey may make their arrangements to welcome him accordingly. The Simpson Company, l^ld., have rented the two corner stores in the Dominion Block, and will'move into their new quarters about Jtiue 1st. The partition between the.'two rooms win be removed, giving a floor area of. about 3500 square feet. The interior will be fitted up with every modern convenience and a' first class dry goods store will result. 5 CENTS SOMMER . RATE FOR Gas Msers at the end of this month need not be surprised when .they get their accounts to lind the usual five cents discount missing. During the summer months the company will tax users 35 cents per thousand feet straight. Such is the announcemen' made this nioruing from the local office of the Canada Western .Natural Gas, Light, Heat, and Power Co. Under the franchise granted by the city to the gas company, the maximum charge for gas for domestic purposes must be 35 cents. Shortly after installing gas here, the company announced K reduction of live cents per thousand feet as discount in the case of domestic users. This rate prevailed all winter and 30 cents per 1000 feet was the regular price. Now. however, the comiiany will exact tho ma.viraum figure. The meter rent of 25 cents per month will remain as it Is. IT b YIRYIN . LOCA 0 MBER ISN'T HARD TO EXPLAIN AFTER THE STORY IS TOLD I (W. A. P. Report) ' Oitav,,t. -.\rlliur .Meisheii, ' Porl.t.tf la I'rairic, introduced Ills co-(ipeiati\e 1)111. e.vijjainiug tliat iu the main. It foHow.'d the lines of the bill of lion !'� [1 Moiili, introduced in i l&IO. Th"ii' weri' some changes, but j not many, Tlic ijill was given a first ; 1 eadiiif. M:. -Meiiiiieii then moved the ad-joiirnment of ihe llou*e, In order to discus.' the great increase in ocean frpi^h^ rates duiing the past few yearK. I In said thai, the subject was one of Kiv.iii and increasing itnpoTl-ance. It ua; lime that the House and the coiiiilry luul the importance of Ihe 8uli.leci pressed home. There had been an enormous increase in the rates, and no country was so vitally interested ar; Canada. We sell the greater part of our surplus to the I'n-iled Kingdom, and upon the rates depend larseiy the prosperity of the Dominion. Those increases had been laT.gely during the past eighteen months, although they had started earlier. He did not think either the late ROVRrniuent or the present gov-prnmoiii were lesuonaible, but it was the duly of the government to endeavor to do something. No matter what tlie di-wriminations, their magnitude demanded that they be attacked. ,Mr. Meigiieu then proceeded to quote tables of figures to show the big increase iu imports in Canada. On baskets there had been an Increase of from eight shillings and three pence to twelve shillings per ton. On crockery, the increase since 1910 had lieen from seventeen shillings and six pence to twenty-two shillings aud s'ix pence. On cutlery A couple of years ago after the old Victoria Park fair grpiinds had been abandoned the city removed tho grand stands and agricultural buildings from that location to Henderson Park. The stables were placed at the rear ot the new stables erected in the new fair grounds and sIlU do duty as racing stables. The graud stand and main agricultural hall were placed iu the park jiist north ot the west entrance. Where have they gone? After the removal of the buildings to the new park they were In a rather dilapidated condition. It had been intended, however, to spend a little money on them so that they would do duty as temporary buildings .for the new athletic park which is supposed to foi-m a part ot the city's park system. The lumber in the buildings was worth at the least $2000. Who was responsible for the bnlld-ings and where have they gone? -'i Mr. McNicol, former lair manager, was turned to for an explanation. The city gave some one the contract for moving these buildings and they were left In the park until a fine westerly breeze flattened them out. Some of the lumber that was visable was used in and around the grounds and Mr. JIoNicol's recollection Is that the badly splintered part of it was disposed of by the city as kindling wood At any rate if the lumber Is regarded as missing, city officials are the people upon �whom to lay the burden of the charge ot negligence. PRINCE.GEORGE of BaVaria arid ARCHDUCHESS ISABELLA MARIE of Austria, whose. marriage has been annuled by papal decree because their Incomfiatlble temperaments caused quarrels regarding the'Archduchess" precedence over the Bavarian royalties. The .Archduchess Is the daughter of Archduke Frederlok'ofAusfHa arid a dlst-ant relative of .Emperor Francis Joseph of-the dual monarchy. The couple quarreled on their honeymoon, but were reconciled for a ^horttlme; The Archduehees, who la one^of the richest members of the Au�trlan Iriiperlnl House, will regain her stsjtMs to that order,'7" ' "-v " --  <   Ihe irforeaae was from twenty �h!l-ling.s to twentj-fLe shillitigs. So.ua other IncreaseB ivere as follows: Drugsi, IFis. to 2f1s.: window glaas, 5s. Kd. to 12s. 6d.; matches, 25s. to 35s : pig iron, 6s. to Sa.j raw sugar, Ts. lUl, to lis. By Increasing the rates, he said, the transportation companies had absorbed the whole benefit ot the Britlstt preference. Some Increases that will be Justifiable were on accotmt of tho increase in wages and shlpbiilMlng. but there was no ground for the in-ciease to the present mtes. They; were becoming greater and greater, and were particularly serious on grain and flotrr. The increas* bad been uniform, as far as both Canada and tha I'nited States were concerned, Therg was no dlBcrimlnation. Mr. Meighen said that the data ortl grain Increases 'were not obtained. Then he proceeded to read a lons) list of figures showing the ral^k on grain and flour from Canada to London. Liverpool and Glasgow from 1907 down to the presoni. The rate varied monthly, but the average Inl 1907 was 8.37 cents on a hundredweight of flour, and 6.08 on grain. This had risen until In 1912, the average rate was 10 cents to Liverpool on flour and 12.75 cents on grain, in some months the rai