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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume V e Daily Herald Lethbridge, Alberta. Friday, May Number 1441 O'BRIEN MADE DISGUSTING SCENE Legislature Members Indignant At Socialist Member Edmoiton, May A. L.; Sifton uatil this morning Chief Jus- tice of. Alberta, is now its premier, the bouse is prorogued and on Mon- day OF shortly thereafter the new premier will announce the personnel of the mtw cabinet. What men will comprise it no one knows but him- self. Whem the House met this after- noon. Dr. Rutherford presented a resolution of condolence on the death of the late King, and made some appropriate remarks. The motion was seconded by R.- B. Bennett, who paid eloquent tribute to the de- parted monarch, and prophesied a great reign for his successor. As sooi as he had finished C. M. O'Brien, the Socialist member, arose and made some disparaging remarks about the late King, disgusting every- body present. Had he said the same things in front of a street crowd not hound by the rules of propriety, he might have been handled roughly, as il was he was squelched almost as soon as he began. He started, "The King was a man 'who worked little and ate well." Mr. Bennett object- ed to such remarks being allowed in the House. O'Brien hastened to ex- plain that he meant nothing personal and was speaking only on that sub- ject to protect himself and force the privilege of holding the floor. O'Brien declared he hated to make an amend- ment as he could get no seconder. He muttered something about not being 'allowed free speech. By the time commanding sat down every man and woman in the hall was so indignant that it is EX-ATTORNEY-GENERAL HON, C. W. CROSS a wonder the Socialist was not thrown bodily but of the house. Lieut.-Governor Bulvea then read Local Battery Of Artillery Still Has Room For Recruits ilore recruits are wanted to bring Battery No. 25, Canadian Field Artil- lery, up to its full'complement of 100 men. A number of good men have recently been taken on and there are now about fifty members. Col. Cruik- slnuik, D. 0. C., is very anxious that the battery shall turn out in full strength at the camp at Calgary next month. At least two big field days will be held during the camp, when the tactics and manoeuvres will be unuer the eye of General Sir John French. More teams are also required for guns and wagons. Horses must weigh about 1200 pounds. Drills are 'held every evening in the city market building. Wood street, otiic- or the 'sergeant' in- structor can be round anv evening POLITICAL SURMISES ON SH'UAinONjAREPLENTIFUL Where Will Sifton Run Who Will Be the New Judge Simmons Mentioned-- Rutherford Will Retain Seat In the House-Bennett And Sifton Met Edmonton, May The Ruther- tion greatly in bis evidence before the. taken as they wanted Mr. Gushing. ford government passed into oblivion Commission.' -His failure to rcmcm- to-day and its departure was not fra- ternal, at least, it was a relief. The province can now settle down to business, satisfied that the new gov- ernment will administer affairs wise- ly and well-. Premier Sifton is n harness already and he .will name his cabinet by Monday at the latest. He may only select two ministers at present, Judge Charles P. Mitchell, of Medicine Hat, as attorney-general, and Dr. Warnock, Of Pincher as minister of agriculture. The pre- mier will likely keep -the portfolio of Public works and his administration of that department in the old terri- torial government is an augury of faithful and careful conduct of the af- fairs of the biggest spending depart- ment of the government. Judge Mit- chell is a good lawyer and will make good as attorney-general. He will find a seat in Medicine Hat. Dr. Warnock, who is a veterinary surgeon, knows the needs of agricul- ture thoroughly and no more capable man placed in charge Oi the department of agriculture. Later the premier may new ministers. Resigned the Judgeship Mr. Sifton resigned his position as Chief Justice to-day and he will like- ly be succeeded in that position Judge Scott. The ber important evidence sufficiently to be able to make an emphatic declara- tion of "yes" or" "no" was disas- trous. Seat for the' Premier The Premier may. sit for Macleod, though there is a rumor flitting about that Mr. Cushing may retire from the legislature and Mr. Sifton will con- test the vacancy in 'Calgary. Some of the insurgents are rather disappointed at theHurn things have IS his proclamation. It was brief. said that. Premier Rutherford, Attor- ney-General Cross, Duncan Marshall, Minister of Agriculture, and M Les--t, 4 :that he has prepared to have it oper- sard, minister without portfolio, had j handed their resignations to him after (.30 o'clock and full particulars concerning the battery obtained. KAISER IS SUFFERING Berlin, May malignant ab- cess on his right hand causing Em- peror William such intense suffering add on, two or three in Supreme Court will have to be filled immediately. by the filled However, their ranks are not badly broken. A. J. McLean, Lethbridge district; W. A. Buchanan, Lethbridge city; L.M. Roberts, High River H. W. Mc.Kenny, Pembina, and J. M. Glendenning, Nanton, all favored Sif- ton for the leadership in the inter- ests of the party of the province. Rutherford's Government Dr. Rutherford's government was formed ia September 1905, upon the inauguration" of the Province of. Al- berta. Dr. Rutherford was president of the Executive Council, Minister of Education and Provincial Treasurer, C. W. Cross, Attorney-General, W. H. Gushing, Minister of Public Works, W. T. Finlay, Minister of Agriculture and'Dr. DeVeber, Minister without portfolio. In February, 1900, Dr. De Veber resigned on being appointed to the Senate. On March 23, 1909, Dr. Rutherford was returned to pow- thc THE EX-PREMIER HON. A. C. RUTHERFORD As Memberof the New Sifton Govern- I ment b the Bottom Of English Channel-Struck By a Steamer Calais, France, May French submarine Pluviose lies at the bottom ot the English channel ISO er with a large majority in" the water- officers and 24 House which was constituted as'iol-'imen' alive deac1' ure imPrisonea in lows: Liberals 3fi ller- The chance that the 27 men are alive is infinitissemal. The Pluviose On October 21, 1909, Mr. Finlay re- tired and was succeeded by Duncan as Minister of' Agriculture, at 11 o'clock" this morning, and that he had sworn in Chief Justice Siiton. He explained that tinder the circum- stances he considered it best 1o pro- rogue the house and to call it to- gether again after the new ministers are appointed by the premier to ap- prove the appointments. He then formally prorogued the House. Simmons Mentioned Several names are mentioned in this connection, those of.Ja's. Short i Calgary, Judge Taylor, Edmonton and C. For- mer Premier Rutherford says he will still be member for Strathcona in the legislature. To-day he looked pale and worn, and as he entered the House alone and took his seat he made a rather pitiful figure. He had becn of "is position Ottawa, May tins morn- minister of Alberta. upon. ing a tire which for a ed the destruction of the lower town, caused a loss estimated at fifty thous- and dollars before it was under coni- trol. ROLAND SURELY LOST BIG FIRE AT OTTAWA ition as prime The rapid dis- ume threaten-1 solution of his following Ws a se- m vcrc blow, to him. In fact, many am- bitions have been wrecked ia the changes brought about by the expos- ure of the A. G, W. deal. Mr. Gush mg was anxious to participate in the work of the construction Of the par- liament buildings but the evolution puts him into the .private members ranks. It is felt that the ex-Minister of Public Works weakened his posi- REGINA MINISTER GOING TO VANCOUVER Regina. May meeting of the Kegina Presbytery was held this af- ternoon when a call was tendered to Rev. Henry of Knox Presbyterian church by the Chalmers church. Van- couver, was formally dealt with. When the cal was finally presented to Mr. Henry he announcedd his ecision to accept it. He will deliver his last sermon here June 12Ui. Engineer Probably Fell Into Mining; Shaft- and Died Port Arthur, May of Fred White confirms the report that Capt. Roland is missing. The two were prospecting with a guide near Wabigoon, and the captain, suf- fering from acute rheumatism, stayed in camp May 17, but later started'' out to join White, and since then no' trace of him has becn found. White' and the guide searched, with the aid of four men from Wabigoon, but in vain, There arc several abandoned! mine shafts and it is feared he may have fallen in one. Roland, aged 82, served as an of- ficer in the Crimean war, and later was at the Relief of Lucknow, as cap- J a navvy's limb, and every tunnel one j The meetin tain. Subsequently he was at the to thirty lives. It is worse in Can-jade and fireworks. RAILWAY TOLL OF FATALITIES Authority Qiiot-. Edmonton, May most determined eft'orr. is being put forth.in this city to have Mr. Cross in the new government, but it is safe to say that Sif- ton will not listen to the pro- posals. A big demonstration in Cross' honor: was held last night. There is no doubt-.of bis popularity and strength in this city, but it is believed Sifton will any of the members of the old govern- ment. The morning says Hon. VV. A. Buchanan, Lethbridge, will be included in the new cabinet, but this is only a guess. Mr. Buchanan, from intimations he has made, seems to be sick of politics and prefers to devote his fut- ure attention TO business. Today1 it is rumored that Sir- ton may look after tlie attor- ney-general's department him- self. The' legislature is not likely to meet again until Oc- tober. "T" Marshall P. _E. Lessard, member for Pakan, and W. A. Buchanan, of Lethbridge, were later added to the cabinet as ministers without portfolio. The cab- inet ministers whose resigna- tions from the cabinet were handed in this -morning are C. W. Cross, Ed- monton, Duncan Marshall, Olds, and P. E. Lessard, Pakan, Mr. Gushing, was run down and struck by the steam er Pass de Calais, which was cross- ing from Havre to Dover with passengers. Probably, the shock of the collision ripped the submarine's shell. That she can raised is high- ly improbable. ACLAND GOING TO REGINA SETTLE" STRIKE. Ottawa, Acland, Deputy Ministei-oT Labor, left yestor- ARMORY LOTS WILL BE SOLD If Government Does Not Proceed To Build Adams is about to notify the Department that unless work in started at'once on the long promis- ed armory, the city of Lethbridge.Tnll sell the three lots in Block fe'O, corner ot Aslur.ead and Courtlaiid street, which it purchased some ,two yearn ago for as a free site for armory. V The title or the lots still remains aif the city or Lethbridge and they- were purchased under the promise Jrom the Dominion government that the armory would be constructed The aioney was voted in the House Commons before rbe last but no steps towards erecting the building have, beyond that, ever beeiT-' made. On the otner hand, it 'is un-' del-stood that the Militia Department has leaser! temporary quarters oh Dufferin street from Airs. M. E. Hoy for a period of two years. The pro- j perty is now worth considerable more than what was paid for it and ATJU certainly be sold unless the govern- ment gives an undertaking to start on the building right away. "It is not a fair deal to the ratepay- ers to tie up their money in this man- says the mayor.- "Their consent was obtained only on the understand- ing that the armory was to be erected immediately the lots were secured. Their taxes are heavy enough as it is without burdening them in this manner." Calgary, and Mr. Buchanan retired ldayaEternooD for ReSJna- ne from the cabinet in February. Leaders Meet The first meeting between the new premier and the leader of the oppo- sition took place at fifteen minutes to one this afternoon, just at "the door of the Alberta Hotel. Mr. Sifton had just come from the Government'House and was talking to a reporter when Mr. Bennett came in from attending the session of the royal commission. Mr. Bennett will endeavor about a settle- ment of the labor difficulties have arisen in connection building trades of that citv. l be C. N. R. BONDS WERE SUCCESSFULLY ABSOR3ED London..''May Winnipeg, DIUUIH" Pacific issue, a Canadian Northern enterprise, has'been success- fully absorbed, and the underwriters and m Il5s elforts to are rlierei'ore released. HAD LEG BROKEN BY A RUNAWAY up to Premier Sifton and shook bands j CLEVER j with him. said he, "I sup- it's now 'good-bye chief and "j'how do you do Mr. Premier.' Mr. Sifton laughed. "About that" was all said. "I hardly know whether'to FAKIR IS GUILTY OF BEGGING John Benson, the supposed yegg- man, arrested by the city police on Monday las: charged with begging. whose case in the police court congratulate you or continued, -Mr. Bennett, "for you know that 1 1 am a Tory and with you at the helm J it means a united Liberal party was continued until this morning, was BIG DEMONSTRATION FOR HON CROSS AT THE CAPITAL Accident to Mike McCarroll at Pincher Station Pincher Creek, May Monday last a team ran away from Pincber Station, and the driver telephoned to the {lour mill bauds here to try and stop them. A young man named Mike McCarroll went odt to check the. an- imals when they reached the mill, end had one or his legs broken. He was conveyed to the hospital, and it will be several weeks before he is able to work again. D. H. Gordon, manager of the Bank of Commerce, who was injured by be- ing thrown from a buggy, is able to be out again. gmlty a flirther remand sentence- Tlie is a clever takir' Ilis scliemc is to Hx his arms to make it appear that he is sulTering from scorfiila and cannot work. He will probably be given ;i term of imprisonment and the immi- gration authorities will be made aware of his presence vvith a view to his I deporJaiion to the States. BUILDING AT CAKMANGAY 1T Just then the rain drops started, but the crowd seemed to risk getting wet for a while longer and the speaker continued. "1 am glad that you are not fair weather friends. That I should feel this way is all the more credit when it is considered I am from Calgary. I have been attending all of the ses- sions of the Royal Commission, and it has been my privilege to sec if Dr. Rutherford stole any money, Kvcry time it met I asked when the oppos- ing counsel were going to have some- thing nasty to say, but it has been no use. Mr. Cross has becn mv IX MACLEOD Council Vac And Sidewalks IScint; Buiit Lines Carmangay, May ia going on apace and the residential districts resound with the blows of the carpenter's hammer from early jmorn till late at night. Mr. Bayne, of Messrs. Baync, Brown and Mar- noch, contractors of Lethbridge, has spent'several days in town and is satisfied that business prospects are sound. He is recommending his firm to start operations here immediately, There is a steady stream of motor Macleod, May -nomination of candidates for the vacant scat in the town council caused by the resig- nation of M. C. McLean, was held to-day. W. A. Day, of the Whitehall Grocery and Kenneth Langdon, B.A., jare to be the contestants. The elec- tion takes place Wednesday, June 1. T. Wilton's bowling alley is now op- ened for business and. is crowds! to its utmost every hour of the day. Mr. Wilton intends to keep every Fri- day as a Ladies' Day. GOVERNOR-GENERAL NOT A PARTY MAN. Txindon. May the Governor-Generalship of Can- ada, the Morning Post, warns the Government that to ap- point a man merely a party nominee would not. only be blunder, but a crime. A cars with their burdens of land buy- ers arriving here daily from Leth- bridge and one and all express satis- faction with the land and fcred in the district. The Board of Trade are at all times willing and anxious to offer every kind of assist- ance to those desiring information re- garding the town and the surrouad- ing country, and special attention is paid to correspondence from those who arc unable to the town a visit. There arc still a few openings for business propositions and genuine business seekers should not hesitate The foundation is being started on lo makc enquiries, as to the outlook the Mctgc and O'Brien block and the building will be rushed to completion. The building is -50 x 65 on the north side of 2-itb street, and when ready W. Renwick will occupy the lower THE CROWN BINDS tr, 4- THE EMPIRE. friend since the first day I knew him St0ry as a hardware store, while the and is still and T hope he will he upstairs will be fitted into offices, placed in the position belongs. 1 am proud of the privilege of taking part in this meeting. The breath of scandal has been once raised against the government in the suits of per- j-r sonal efforts of some men of the j press. I have been his counsel. has been worrying day and night get some one to say something nasty about him, but I could not get any such men even for pay. As a man I from another part of the province Ilj- am glad to lend my voice of approval to the Rutherford government, and ask you not to forget Charley Cross." (Continued on page London. May at. Linlithgow. said rhar British Empire is united in all its world wide parts by the bond or the Crown. Take away the Crown ancl the Empire itsslf falls to pieces, because U has lost its common bond of un- ion. 4- 4- a. 4. 4. 4. 4, O, in Carmangay. H is a significant fact that the C. P.R. have .decided to increase the train service to four trains a week commencing from the first Monday is June, it is only about three months they increased from two to the present service of three a week. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS A steamer has .already passed through tlie Straits of Belle Isle, al- though usually no vessel attempts that passage till the end of June. J. A. Huddick. rtairy and cold stor- age commissioner, believes that Can- pears would 5nd a good market in Great Britain. James H, Mills was awarded from Belleville for injuries due to falling on a sidewalk. W. H. Banks, editor of The Gold Hunter, Caledonia, N. S., dropped deafl at his home from heart failure. ;