Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. II. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1909. NO. 279. BORDENWILL ADHERE TO STAND A Certain Element In Party May Force His Retirement Ottawa, Nov: A lively storm'is I brewing in the Conservative camp i and '.son-it -interesting developments J are expected when the first opposition i vcatcus is held after the opening of the! session.' The movements started bv J Premier Roblin and his .Robert Rogers, 10 foment dissatis- iaction with R. L. -Border's attitude i of reasonable co-operation with .the government on the naval defense pol- icy as unanimously endorsed by Par- liament last session has spread to a considerable number of the Opposi- tion leader's followers. To a section of the latter it seems incompatible with goad politics TO agree on anv important line of policy advocated by the government. They ..prefer.-.-TO "witack the government" all. the time It is expected that probably a score of Opposition members will express themselves at the first opportune caucus as in favor of opposing: the government policy of building a .Ca- nadian navy. Mr. Borden has no in- tention of receding, from the position He has consistently maintained since the question first came before Par- liament and it' is possible that if the expected dissention develops in the Tory when the members fore- gather, he will promptly brine mat- ters to a head by tendering his resig- nation as leader. No other-accept- able leader is in sight. London., Nov. is un- derstood thai the Gemma gov- ernment i.s considering the advisability of establishing a new consulate general at Ot- tawa, which will be almost ambassadorial in scope and chanicter. Plans have already been suggested for "the 'erec- tion of a building in which the records of Gr-rrnan manufae- Hirers and products suitable to the Canadian market might bo accommodated. MODIFY PLANS FOR NAVY KING IS 63 TODAY To Be On Extens- GOT MONEY IN NEW YORK Ive Scale As Pro- posed Toronto., Ont., Nov. suc- ceeded in floating a loan of in New York for the purpose of building the Great Waterways Rail-'and Consc1uent also upon cabled gos- Ottawa, Nov. today's cab-i inet council the naval programme was j under consideration. This much I Hon. L., P. Brodeur, minister Marine admitted, qualifying the state ment however, with" the observation! that nothing, definite had been decid-j ed upon. It's the impression that the j government's mind has been up to a j considerable modification of the ori-j ginal prospects for a Canadian navy, j of Canadian make, with accessories of naval dockyards and costly docks. This i> in consequence of i local party criticism of these plans FLOCK TO US FR UN MAGRATH WRITES ON IMMIGRATION QUESTION jfc _____ from Edmonton 300 miles north, Messrs. Sydney B. Woods, deputy at- torney general and M. J. McLeod, deputy provincial treasurer of the Province of Alberta visited the Par- liament buildings yesterday. The deputy ministers visited the Attor- ney General's department for the purpose of getting pointers on a sys-1 in connection legislation! tern and law making and other departments of ment. several of the the g-overn- sip of an understanding between Great Britain and Germany may result in a period being set to the rivalry in naval construction. Present indications are therefore that the government will content it- self with the acquisition of a few war vessels of moderate size and cost craft predominating. This policy parliament will be ask- ed to sanction as ample fulfillment of j Two Nephews Of R.H. Owen Lose Their Lives Popular Mecca for Landseekers Ottawa, Nov. the stream of immigration into the western pro- vinces from the United States is un- abated was the statement made by Mr. W.. J. White, superintendent of Canadian immigration agencies across the line. Mr. White has just return- ed from an official tour of the states of Iowa, Idaho, and Nebraska. As an instance of the'continuous immi-' gration northward from these states he remarked that from a farming- dis- trict in Idaho -the centre ol which is a town of some 300. some set- tlers have moved into -the Canadian Northwest up to a months ajco. The bulk of the immigration from the States went to Southern Alberta, but the recent rise in land there, running as it has from .20 to Later reports from Cardston con- 50 per cent- has-'.caused homeseekers firms yesterday's rumor of the drown to further north, in most cases ing of Tom Owen and John True at farms tllc summer and erected Ross Lake. It appears that these so that the intending settlers i: Ottawa, Nov. A. Ma- pratii. M. P. for Mi-uidne Hat left- for Toronto Sunday night to make urrangc-ments for the publication of his work upon !Mr. Magrath spent the summer months in Ottawa this year, completing his information regarding the subject, on which he is one of the b'-st authorities1 in this country. He has submitted his work to one or tw.o of the authorities on immigration in the United States, and has re- ceived some most enthusiatic comments upon it. EDWARD n R II f Lu EDAY Oui Gracious King Celebrates His Sixty- Eighth Birthday FIVE LIVES ARE WIPED OUT Winnipeg. Man., Nov. special London, Nov. Edward to- day celebrated his sixty-eighth birth- j day at Saadringham Palace, surround j ed by most of the members of his fa- inily and a few intimate friends. Tel- egrams of congratulations were re- ceived by His'Majesty from all Darts', of the world. His health is consid- erably ..improved. .From eaflv j ing the tenantry o! Sandringham were feasted by the King and Queen Alex- andra who made a point of personal- ly looking after the wants of their guests. Simultaneously with the King's the pledge in the resolution passed I gunday by the House mouslv. last session, unani- THE MAYOR IS OUT FORA REDUCE THE CAPITAL i Albany, N. Y., Nov. .Supt. j of Insurance Hotchkiss announced today that an "impairment of had in the' capital of the American1 Credir Company, of New York.. and the company has been directed to -take proceedings to reduce its capital stock from to Mr. Henderson Addresses a Very Im- portant Letter To Of theCity over to the lake on Owen and True went out in a 'small canoe that was there while the other two remained I on shore. The two on land did not j see the canoe upset but heard the men j calling ami saw them clinging to the canoe about four or five hundred i yards out. Although the boys were clad in heavy clothes they were ap- patently chill-ed with the ice- cold, water.. There was no one at I the Ross ranch, nearby to help1 so i j they had to do the best-they could i themselves to reach the boys in the i .'1.they first tried to reach them by means of another small ca- i......' _ j.. uyc miu uvui m jit'arid it capsized several times with them. may move to their new homes during the fall and thus be ready to begin farming operations in the early spring. from Warroad on the; Canadian1 celebration Sir John Knoll, 'tlurn Ky.'s Winnipeg-Fort Arthur line new Lord Mayor of London, was Minnesota -says: One of the worst j indurated for a. term of office. The accidents recorded in Warroad oc- j time-honored circus parade was dis- curred about-six o'clock this evening j carded, its place being taken by a when Mrs. Nels-Jensen and five i Procession of London citizens, the sbl- childm) lost their lives. Mr. Jensenjdiers. volunteers, fire brigades is not expected to live. iMr. Jensen was starting a fire with j gasoline when it exploded. L. Ger-j rie., who was passing' at the heard the report and saw glass .fly-1 ing from the windows. He rushed I (Continued on. Last Page) THE MINERS PLEASED WITH LEGISLATION New President Of District No 18 Says Bank To Bank and Compensation Acts Are Satisfactory GOMPERS NOT FOR REVOLUTION same. That a sewage system be laid in North Lethbridgc, with a separate but that _ provcd uscless. it had become dark and through the i Labor Wiil Achieve Results By Evolution He Declares j Mayor Henderson addresses the fpl-j so that at some future date, a lowing to the ratepayers of the city j of 1 As it is drawing near to. the close of my term of office, and because I 'will be unable to take any part in municipal affairs during the coming year, I would like.-to make certain suggestions which should be brought under discussion immediately. I would recommend that the busi- ness of the City of Lethbridge be conducted by a Board of Con- trol of three members, viz.: Mayor, City Engineer, and Fin- ance Minister, all to be paid officials. Then they tried to swim out with large railway depot can be built over jthc would not go so far out. the ponies I Edmonton, Nov. Frank H. An effort' Sherman, late president of District outlet extending west Wallwork Lake. That storm was then made to make a raft out of No- 18' United Mine Workers of Am- erica, ceased to hold ollice, due to his regrettable death in the month of Oc- By this the boys tober last, W. B. Powell, of Cole- sewers be do nothing saw of the more. The last! man> -took his place and has been devoting his time along bovs in the water and that application be made- to the Legislature, at its next session, to Toronto, Nov. S. Two. thousand delegates and friends of labor assem- bled in. Massey Hall where President .Samuel Gompers with a gavel rap declared the great Twenty-Ninth An- nual Convention of American Federa- tion of Labor opened. Prior to 'this six hundred delegates and associates led by 100 musicians, headed by the KIPPEWA'DAM United States and Canadian flags Ottawa, Nov. 8. The contract for marched through a slight drizzle to the Kippewa dam has been formally Massey Hall, where gathered, awarded to Morrow a-nd Beat-tie, of amend the Charter so as to do away with the Council. That the spur track on Smith street be extended to run on both sides of the street. That a sub-way be 'built at the ex- tension of Crabb street on Baroness throughout the city as soon as pos-jthey w-ere still dinging to thc canoe, sible, and that certain business j streets be paved at once, and that j two septic tanks, and filtration beds' be laid out, and excavation be com- one at each end, trying to work their way in to thi' land. The Xext Morning menced immediately. As soon as it was davlight they I since with Secretary C. Stubbs. of Bellevuc, to the work of organization among the mine workers of British Columbia. Alberta and Saskatchewan. Messrs. Powell and Stubbs arrived made diligent search of the lake and On the sixth day of December, n-om- its shorcs to see the ,bovs ination day, I will present you with had bccn successflll in rcaching land, a statement of affairs of thc city dur- j but not.Mng could be seen of either ing my office. 1 thc canoe or thc boys They then Trusting you will take these mat- ters up in the coming municipal cam- paign. T am. Faithfully t-ours, W. HENDERSON. Mayor. j in the city yesterday and are regis- tered at the Cecil Hotel. Their visit is only semi-official as they will visit some of the coal mines in the dis- trict to make themselves acquainted Gompers, nearly sixty, smallest fig- ure in the line, and destined to im- Peterboro., the contract price being This is part of the govern- FOR PROVINCES prisocment unless saved by appeal, j mints' great scheme for conserving marched all the way. Hand clapping j the waters of the upper Ottawa river. and yells of applause greeted Gomp- _ _ ers as he -appeared on the platform. Addressing the Federation Hon. Dr. Reaume, Minister of Public Works for Ontario, extended freedom of prov- ince, remarking that Mayor Oliver had neglected to extend the freedom of the city. "You right to organize have the same" as we doctors declared the genial minister, who declared all geographical lines HE'S A BAD FELLOW Seattle, Nov. 8. Charles D. up ell, charged with holdin How- clerks in the Great Northern express office and stealing a short time ago, was identified yesterday as the ban- j dit who impersonated a United States postal inspector, boarding a Great Northern mail car at Bonner's Ferry were obliterated by convention. The on March 18, and after subduing the picturesque French-Canadian twang in j clerks, rifled tihe mail. Dr. R-eaurae's speech delighted people that listened and they.i bade him "Go on when he prepared to close. Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King, Minis-: t-er of Labor for the Dominion, wired regrets and best wishes. "Our Feder- ation wor.'ld not if it could, and it could not if it would, take out of your labor people here their lovalty Independent Tory Member Launches a Naval Scheme Toronto, Nov. annual meet- went in to Cardston and reported the sad affair to the police and to the Lethbridge office of the 0. W. Kerr i Co. Both of the boys were nephews J of R. H. Owen, vice-president of the j 0. W. Kerr Co. 0. J. Owen and Ford Cummings im- j mediately started for Cardston by i auto and a cousin of the boys, E. G. j Owen, who was at Raymond, also I started. The Pilling brothers and others in Cardston arranged for boats, rafts and hooks and started for the lake so as to start dragging i for the bodies tirst thing this morn- ing. The lake is one hundred and fifty feet deep ir. places and if the; bodies cannot be raised any other! way. dynamite will be used. i Who The Deceased Were Tom Owen was the son of J. A.! Owen of Portage, Wis., and was in! charge of R. II. Owen's farm on thej old Bar K 2 ranch. He was about j I with the local members of the min- ers' union. They are not antagonistic to the mine owners at all and for this reason do not fail to get a- good reception wherever they choose to go. "We have some men on the roll of District No. 18, United Miners of representative said Mr. Powell to this morning. and boy scouts, through the beflagged streets. The only survivor of the early the- atrical show was the--gilded chariot of the Lord Mayor, -which Londoners are not yet prepared to see banished. Admiral Sir John Arbuthnot Fisher Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and first and principal aide de camp to the King, was today elevated to the "peerage in connection with King Edward's birthday. Sir John Fisher has been admiral of the British fleet since 1905. He was born in 184.1 and entered -the-Bri- tish naval service old, Avorking his way up through, all- the grades. When the channel-fleet was reorganized 1007' Admiral Fi- sher had a serious difference'' with Lord diaries Beresiord over Its'" com- position. It is a result of the trouble -''Lord" Charles Beresford was forced out of th'e-chan- nel fleet in March last through a j activity of the Fisherfaction.) organization has jurisdiction over the coal fields which are in British Columbia. being operated; Alberta and! some parts of Saskatchewan: In the first two provinces the organization is very well advanced but in Sas- katchewan there remains much to be j done. We have recently been at Cam-j rose and Bankhead mines and will, probably go from here to the nrov-! ince of Saskatchewan. j The Rehabitated Fcrnie "How is Fernie as a mining centre now Mr. Powell was asked. "Ferrii-e is a city was the reply, "and it is a larger and better city than. ever. Many fine buildings have .gone up to replace thos-e which were swept away by fire and most of them are of brick instead of wood. MORE LIGHT FOR TABER Another Company May Put In An Electric Plant There Taber, Alta., Nov. John Turner of Cardston, has decided to establish a brick factory at Taber. He, has -been in town the last four OB The city is much more substantially five days looking for a site, and' he built and it is believed that a catas-; expects to have one selected within a (Continued on-Page rnm WATTII ?mi FOR A BANKER Presentation To E. W. Mc- Mullen On Departure From City very kind words to say of Lethbridge and of his business and social rela- tionships here. Mr. McMullen left for Calgary this afternoon to assume his duties as manager there. Ivcry short time, when he will return to Cardston and make arrangements to have his machinery shipped here. !TT_ .-_ jturer, having been in that business for over forty years, and we -have no doubt as to his success. The clay is equal to any in the province, and capable of producing a first class building brick. Mr. Gco. C. Millar and Alex. Camo bell were passengers to on Monday. An article which appeared in the in of the East Toronto Independent 1 twenty-six yeai.-, of age and has been Conservative Association was helds in Alberta since last spring. John J in O'Neill's hall last night. Mr. True was the ?on of R. H. Owen's J A raid was on the offices of lie Merchants' Bank of Canada last to declared Mr. Gompers, in reply. "We believe there is one common future for English speaMng people to fight oat their destinv of civilisation and he said. There is a greater percentage of Can- adians as officers of International Un- are in the United GO SLOWLY WITH NAVY _ m night by about a score ol the reprc- ,seph ivassell, M.P., for East-Toronto, sister, Mrs. True, who is in thc city i thought at last Parliament two and lives at th- 0. W. Kerr Co. of Lethbridge. E. 'Dreadnoughts should have been voted, -dence, corner'o: Ashmead and Dufferin j W. McMullen, who has been manager j the money to be raised in Canada Sts. He came here only a couple of: of the bank here since it was estab- The weeks ago. He- had just got out of j nshed about two years ago, the hospital at St. Paul and came nd the ships built in Englnd. sum he fixed for this expenditure was and one of the Dread- here to regain strength. He was j Both were: noughts be named Quebec and the j twenty-one years of age. other Ontario. After that unmarried. O.-Duncan C. Ross and Hon. Geo. P. Graham were given re a rousing reception by elec- had been rep- tors this evening when they address- ed a gathering that completely filled the large town hall. For the first time Mr. Ross expressed himself on the naval question and said that while ions than there are in the United Canada undoubtedly owed more States. England than any other 'Canada also contributes more Dcr was bjs opinion that the naval -QUCS- a year should be contributed until i each of the by an armed seven of a tyj tish admiralty. Undertaker Addison went out to Cardston this morning and will pre-j Canadian navy which he felt about two years ago, was made to face the crowd in his office and Hon. W. A. Buchanan on behalf of the party told Mr. McMullen -what the people of Lethbridgc thought of him as a citizen and as a..business latter, Pare the bodies for shipment to Wis-'man- Mr. Buchanan voiced the scn- by the Bri- i consin when thr-y are recovered. jtiments of those present when he He was not m favor! Both young men are very highly! spoke very highly of the excellent 1 qualities Mr. McMulien had shown in their un-' hoth respects and of thc sorrow they felt that he was leaving, although j pleased that the bank had seen fit. to promote him to be manager at Calgary. On behalf of Mr. McMul- PORTUGAL'S KING ON WAY TO ENGLAND Madrid, Nov. Manuel, of Portugal, who is on his way to Lon- don to visit King Edward, arrived _ here today accompanied by a large Herald issue of Nov. 5th, is an er- suite. His Majesty was received aiid thc 3ocal correspondent the station bv King Alfonso, and es- wouM esteem it a favor if the name sorted to the palace through double of thc who sent this in could lines of troops. Thc program for the be learned- is true that the pupil; reception of the youn- Portugese I received punishment, but when the monarch includes a review of the of Spanish troops; a royal hunt, and an excursion to Toledo, formerly the re- sidence of the Kincs of Castil casc came UP befor-e Justice Lavton BEDFORD ADMITS HE IS A LIAR he said of spending for a spoken of by those who knew them after i and deep regret is felt at erecting dockyards would not be very timely end. effective. He pointed out that the to I last Dreadnought floated by Great K. i Britain had cost to build capiia than we do to the movement. We arc not going to be driven into revolution. We will work our own emancipation bv evolution. Whoever is among thc labor movement always be right. (Continued on Page Four.) must tion shodd be considered with thc ut- most care before any great expendi- ture of public money was made. He urged making' haste slowly, particti- He completed his navy scheme with two dockyards, one in the Pacific and one on the Atlantic. Tenders for the hcatinc and plumb- larly -in view of the amount of money j ir.g of the new fire hall in the North that would be needed continental railway. for the trans-1 Ward arc advertised. All tenders must be in by Saturday of this week. WHITS GETS POSITION Ottawa, Nov. White, Do- geographer since 1884. was to- day appointed secretary of the corn- conservation of 'na- mission for the tional resources, probably succeed him geographer. H. E. Young willj Icn's friends, Mr. Buchanan then pre- sented him with a solid gold watch and chain as a token of the esteem in which he is held by the people of Lethbi idge. In a neat speech Mr. McMullen ex- Thc latter loft for England today his thankg aml the plcasurc attend tno Tnu-rnational Geographical London, Nov. William i Bed fort, the Canadian who was ar- i it was dismissed on account af there being only circumstantial evidence j against the teacher. There are in- j stances where pupils need punishment I and as far as has been learned, it j Was not out of place. Notices are out for a meeting ol the Taber Agricultural Society to be held in the Town Hall on November 17th.' A company has been looking ovec the town with a view to installing a first class electric lighting system- rested his 'here last month confession with charged on the murder They have asked for a live, year fran- chise, and at the end of tbe term give of Ethel Kinrade, at Hamilton, Ont., ithc town an of Tho has now admitted that there was no I Town Council has for a spe- truth in his former statement. This cial tbc proPOsi- wa.s the opinion of the police. Thc Ili0n' Tt 1S about time somfr- he had rial ion detectives have informed the magis- trate that the prisoner 'has given a wrong name, and that his statement otherwise ws On brought up in the Bow St. police court today, however, he was Jigain remanded in order to allow thc po- in thus receiving the to rnake more complete inquir- of his frienJs. He had some thing was done to get better service, as the system now operating has been very unsatisfactory. Mr. White, of Iowa, was in town over Monday looking over the coun- try with a view of buying some more land, as he has two farms across the river, and the investment has been so profitable that he intends buying more.