Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 10, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
lEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL. I. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1908 NUMBER 280. HON. J. AGNEW DONALD McNABB TO CARRY LABOR BANNER MAN KIUBAT CLAIMED BY DEATH Provincial Treasurer Of Manitoba Passed Away Convention Held At the Labor Hall Yesterday Was the Scene Of Considerable Excitement - The Socialists Were Defeated In An Attempt To Frame a Platform To Their Liking Wii)ni|)cg, :Maii., Nov. 9-ilon. .J M. Agnow, proviiiclol treaHurer of >Imiltobii, tllucl nt 3..10 this morning from npiJcndlcitl.s, nftcr iioverlnjf lie twcen life RUd dcatli for tlio past week. Sonro tiifte ngo ho was opcrnt ed on but gangrene set in. Mv. Ag-new iH the third provincial tronsurer appointed l>y the Koblln adniliiisira-iriitiou to die in offlco. Jlr. Agnow was one of the ablest and nio.st high minded men in the Rolilin government, lie was native nf J'rbire Albert, Ont., nnd was forty-five .vear.s of age. lie was a barrister und practiced at Virden, Jlan. He was (Irst elected to the Logisla turo of Manitoba in 1903 and was appointed Provincial Treasurer in the same year. Jfr. Agnow was a brother of .^^rs. .r. 10. Lethbridge and Mis.s Agnow of this city, lioth of whom will have Ihc sincere sympathy of all citizens. Mr. liOtWjJ'idge wont to Winnipeg last night to attend the funeral. Dojiuld McNabb, of Tnb'T, tlie well known miner, formerly proiiident ol the local Miners' Union No. 594, U. M.W. of A., is the candidate of the Labor party for tho fortlicoming bye.eleotion to elect a successor t!ace where William HoUins, another son, had shot a mooso some weeks ago. The father took the gun along with him and in a rough piece of woods stumbled and fitll, tho riOo discharging, the liuUet penotrntliig the Ijoy's side, causing instant death. Bylaw Got First Reading Men Needed For City Work Supt. Held is baiUy in need of men to carry on the cit.v work, Thofo is a lot of worl. all leatly to be diaio if suitable men could be secured. The street lights are on hand. an out on lines of their own? He wanted the opposing forces to tiiiil a eominon course of aclifai. The Labor party must keep its record clean and clear-eut. Labor has been made the design latform to Trades Uiiioiiisni. The old parties nri' iinx. ions to legislate for th'^ workingmeii and will swallow any platform to get their voles. Brown Pipes thought hertted debate between two other factions. There was a movement a-foot to secure the nomination for lALiyor Henderson but the wording of the elaus(> in the report would not allow of this. It read, "The candidate shall be a trades unionist of this riding," Secretary Tuckwell moved an ameiulinent that the candidate could be any man in the riding in sympathy with tlie labor movement and willing to take the party's i)ledge, R. J. Baldry claimed that the candidate should be answerable to the trades unions and representative of them. He must be a man with a paid-up union card. Mr. Sherman had previously appealed to them on high ideals of t rades unionism, but had been defi'iiled because he was imported. R, '\. Culbertson point.>'d out that union voles would not !): enough to elect their man. They wanted a man who would get the votes an day. He claimed that both the Liberals and the Conservatives had adoiited tin-balance of the proposed platform. The Halifax p!;itforin had be.'ii made by the Liberal wing of tlie Trades and Labor Congn'ss. To win they must adopt some platform that the old |)aitis will not adoiit. "I think 1 would be jiistifii'd in fighting against you, as you are departing from the organized labor movement of the proviiici'. V(ni are going to adopt a platform that the Liberals and Con. .servatives liave already adopted, and," said the s|)eaker, with dra- their proposition, and was its most earnest advocate. He worked hard and well in the interest of labor bi;-cause he knew that his election-to Ottawa depended on your votes. The old parties are making the sanu; niipeal to the Socialists. They will swallow the Labor platform and the labor men as well as they have Mc-Niveii ami Ralph Smith." Mr. Sher man intimated very plainly that if the convention persisted in turning the Socialists down they would retire, and oppose them. His "Hull resolution passed 30 to 27, with 11 votes neutral. The Socialists afterwards endeavored to gel the first three clauses of their platform inserti-d in the plat-Conn, hut were niisnccessful, I'l the platform was a clause saying that the word "Socialism" he struck from aiiy connection with the platform, but this was voted out. Favor Prohibition. Thi' Brewi'i-y Workius had presented a. clause pledging the candi-dati' to vote or work against any (Continued on Back Page.) THE BRICK WORKS Terrible Fate Befell Ralph Keller, An Engineer MORRIS IS ONE AHEAD OF BOND The Election Result In Newfoundland Very Even A horrible accident took placo this morning at the Brick and Terra Cot la Co.'s plant when Ralph Keller was almost instantly kHlod and most terribly mangled. The accident occurred just after tho commoncomcnt of work this morning but as no ono wa.^ present it will never bo known exactly how it occurred. Tho Inst .seen of him was as ho was preparing to leave tho ongineroom. There aro two largo belts, a largo Oj;ivc bolt and a smaller ono, clo!3o together. Instead of go ing around tho machinery, employees sometimos stop through the, big belt but no ono does-this with tho smaller one but the.v crawl under it. From the nature ot tho accident, however, it would appear that Keller had attempted to stop through tho smaller lielt and had got caught. The man out in tho boilor house, hearing the thumping, rushed in to see what was tho matter and saw the lifeless l)od,v being whirled around on the belt and pulley. The machinery wa.s stopped inimodiatoly. Keller's brains wore dashed out, his back and hips broken, and altogether he was mashed into an iinrecognizablo nicBs. He had boon working only ten days at tho placo. Ho was a young American but had been living horo for some time, working as an engineer for tho C.P.R. and later running an engine for J. Ouiin & Sons nt tho bridge. Tho accident is particulaoly sad from the fact that ho had boon married only a few months ago to a Miss -Vicholson, of I.angdou, Alta. The do-ceased was a member of the Masonic and Knights of PythiaB lodges. Coroner Higinbotham went to the scone of the accident but decided that an inquest was unnecessary. St. John's Nlld., Nov. 10.-Returns from Bay St. deorge and Burgeo came in today, and in each the Morris candiilate has a majority. This gives the Opiiositioii eighteen seats lo the (lovernment's seventeen. St. Barb has yi't to be heard inm. La.sl 'lectio'i it went Bond, 300 majority, md it. is likely to go Government igain. This will maki! the imrties a tie, 18 to 18, in the Legislaturi>, Majority In Red Deer Red Deer, Nov. C,-The official count made today gives Clark 3,481, Hoot 3,221. There were 79 spoiled ~ind ,")7 rejected ballots. A LORD UNDER ARREST. Cranbiook, B.C., Nov. 9.-It is re-p(uti'd here that Lord Sholto Douglas, who has a residence near Creston, is under arrest at that place for shooting and very severely injuring a man with a .shotgun. Hot Debate In Germany Berlin, Nov. 10,--It is ex]iected the debate on tlx' .subject of the l'jmi)er-or's interview, which recently was published in a London paper, will be exceedingly lively, probably taking up two days in the Beiehstag. Ch:in-cellor Von Buelow, it is understood, will make his explanation soon aftei the opening of the debate. The feeling among the various parties is very strong, especially among the Socialists, who have called upon twenty-.-ix mass meetings this evening to protest iigainst absoluteism. Accident At New School While at work on tho now school liuilding yesterday Thomas Horner met with rather a serious accident, lie was on tho loj) of the building, when ho missed his footing, and' fell, striking his head or tho next scallold ing and then dropped to tho next lloor a distance ot about twelve feet in all. Ho was taken to tho hospital when it was found that his breast liono was broken and that he sustained a scalp wound which required tho [luttlng in of twelve stitches. Mr. Hoiiier formerly lived in the .Vortli Ward but recently moved to his housi! near tho fair grounds. Ho will he olT work for .several weeks. U.C.C. Caretaker Was Killed whether they are preparing for a ti,,t the name suggi-sted was broad bye-election or a general election, j oiiougli to take in all classes in all Here he read a despatch from a Win-.p^.ts of the riding. Tho name was nipeg paper, saying that the Alberta ] adopted almost unanimously. Government was intending to spring on a general election before Decern ber 15, and ho doubted whether To Nominate Mayor Tile second clause brought out a niatic effect, "if this convention puts any man in the field who has been in active political work (or either the Libera! or the (.'onservative party, Frank Sherman is in the fii'ld against him," He askiMJ permission lo submit a ii'solulioii to embody the "ultimate aim and object" o( the party, and submitted the fiinious Hull resolution adopted by tlii' British Labor party. Sjieaking to his resolution, he said :-"Thi' Liberals and Conservatives will swallow anything you propose to put forward. Mr. Simmons will swallow it. He did so once, and did it well. He accepted Toronto, Out., Nov. 9,-0. J, Frost, aged (JG, for 38 years caretaker of lljilier Canada Collegi-, was killed in his room today by an explosion of U'as while searching for a leak with a lighted match, A fire followed and gutted ills home, iii Deer Park, His eldest daughter made a heroic effort to save his body, liut was driven away by the tlaines. He leaves six grown children. SIR WILFRID BETTER. Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 9.-Sir Wilfrid Laurier continues to improve in 'lealtli, and it is expected that in the course of a few days he will be entirely convalescent. The Cabinet "ouncil will meet several times during the week to clear off accumulat- d business and make preparations for the approaching sessions. It is .'xpected that the new Parliament will convene either on Wedneday, January 6, or Wednesday, January 14, with the chances favonng the first named date. FIRE AT KELLIHER, SASK. Kellilier, Sask,, Nov. 9.-The new town of Kellilier, on the Grand Trunk Bacilie Railway, suffered severely from fire yesU'rday. The whole business section was wiped but. Loss about $50,000. I Six People ' Burned to Death Deailwooil, S.I), N'ov, '.)-Si.x sleeping iiimatoK of a resort hero wore burned lo a crisp while a dozen others wore perhaiis fatall.v injured in attempting to e8cai)e from the building today, Tho building was consumod before half tho town know thero was a flro. Earthquake In Kansas Sabeth.a, Kus., Nov. 9.-Reports aro coming in from all directions within a radius of twelve miles of Sabotha of a supposed earthquake shock felt at midnight on Saturday. Scores of farmers roiiorted feeling this, shock but as nuar oh can bo learned no damage was dont.