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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 10, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta PAQI POUR LIBERAL Hon. Frank Oliver's Declaration Before the Electors of Fernie is Positive and Clear - He Deals Effectively With the Liberal Policy on the Labor Question. THE LA MOINES. Tho La Miiincs inado a docidodly pood impression on tin-' Iwo^udioiices at tlio Lyceum last nipht. The butterfly dance proved very attractive with the multi-colored lights thrown on the dancer. In the La Moines musical comedy act was some of the best work to be seen anywhere in large cities. The trombone solo was a feature. In the burlesque Chinese act they brought down the house. Tlie in\itation of a circu.s menagerie was the real thing, birds and animals producing an uproar that made the hearers think they were really at the circus. Several good films were .shown; ijso two illustrated songs. We have just unloaded a carload of I Trunks (&>Valises \ The shipment includes a vide range in both style and quality A. Large Stock of Robes, Blankets Gloves Mitts Tlie Prices Will Suit You Have Just Been Received : I A. E. EASTON (& CO. I XHEl SHEET METAL CONTRACTORS. MANUFACTURERS AND JOBBERS A.'e now located in the new Bowman Block, Crabb Street And are prepurud to give pioinptand careful attention to all orders and inciuirics regarding Sheet Metal Cornices, Skylights, Fireproof Windows, Metal Ceilings, Shing'es, Corrugated Iron, Eave Trough, Sheet I'on, etc. General Agents Pease Economy and Victor Furnaces and Registers Contractors are invited to investigate our Prices and Stock Phone 143 P.O. Box 627 I Tlie Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company Is now offering for sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THE MARKET lots Nortti of the Railroad and West of Westminster iid. FROM /t9 1 if EACH $150 Also a few Acre Lots East of Westminster Road, $300 each TERMS EASY One-tliird cash, one-third 0 months. b�lanco 12 nioutlis. Interest (j ))er cent, per annum Ipply Xlberta fjaiiway and Irrigation Co (Land DeirartinGnt), Lethbrldge, Alts. Fornio, Nov, 7.-Hon. Frnnk Oliver. Ministor of the Interior, nddrefised a big muss mpfting here \asi night in the interests of Smith Curti.s, the able Liberal cnndidate for Kootenny for the House of Commons. Mayor Tutth; occupied the chair. F. H, Sh.rmnn wiis present in the interests of W. A. Davidson, tlie Socialist candidate. Mr. Sherman de-liv(!red the customary speech, calculated to appeal to tho Socialistic prejudices of his audience. He remark-?d that it was significant that no man who dared to exercise his indopend-ant judgment as a man was wanted in either the Conservative or Liberal porty. Mr. Oliver had bitterly ipijosed him three years ago when he ran in Alberta as a labor candidate. The two great political parties were alway.s opposed to the working man. He was no Soeialist then, and Mr. Oliver had not that as an excuse for lis opposition to him. Minister of the Interior. The Mayor, in introducing the Minister of the Interior, paid a tribute to his straiglitforwardness, and men-ioned that it was on hearing a speech Mr. Oliver that he took out his naturalization papers and first exercised the franchise. The. Minister of the Interior said: While I was no doubt successful on- that occasion at Fort Macleod in wi'.ming a convert to Liberalism, I can hardly expect to be .so successful tonight. But if 1 should be successful tonight, on behalf of Mr. Curtis, } certainly would feel my efforts well repaid. The assembling f such an audience soon after' the fire shows the wonderful recuperative power of this community, and is an especial pleasure to speak to you on this occasion. There was )ne side of tlie question discussed Mr. Sherman that is worthy of .ittentiun. Ho said the party which he represents hope to work great good for the working classes. He said conditions require improving, and he asked what the two parties proposed to do to meet the condi-ons whicli effect the workingmen in tile coming winter. . My reply is that it is the Liberal Government's policy, in its work of western de-elopmeiit, to find employment for workingmen, and to better their con-itions tlirot^hout this vast western ini>ire. How, I ask, does it come bout that there is a Fernie here oday, witli a pay roll of thousands and thousands of dollars? Fernie did not drop from the clouds. It lien' a.-t llie result of the Liberal Government's policy siiid administra-ioii in aiding the construction of the Crow's Nest Railway, and the pfopli! of Canada have been askei (i turn tlie Liberal Government out ( oftiee because it made that ar-raiigfiiieiit, whereby mint's have been pciied up and the homos of thou-^aIlds of men established. "What the Liberal Govfrnmcnt ilid leri' it is doing elsewhere. Did you not sc.- that ill tiiniglit'.s papers th GraiKl Trunk Pacific is asking for 1,500 white men at whito men's wages? The (irarid Trunk Pacific is an outcome of the Liberal Government's jiolicy. The Liberal Government's policy of developnie'iit is a policy for the workingmen, whoever or wliert'ver h" may be. (Hear, hear.) Deals with Sherman. "Mr. Sherman found fault with me becaiitie I opposed hini when he was a candidate for the Alberta Provincial Legislature. If Mr. Sherman had been sujiporting the policy and principles in which I believe I would hav(' been proud to support him, but as he was opposed to them what else was 1 to do but to oppose him? 1 hope there is no grievance in that? Hi' had a perfect right to appjm. "i am .surprised to find that the Opposition are determined to make this a sectional camjiaign. In the general elections their weapons wen; slander; here it is sectionalism. The fieople are invited to vote in this Dominion contest as British Colum- bians, and not as Canadians. If British Cohunbians have a grievance against the Dominion, it is for the Provincial Government, as representing tho whole people of British Columbia, to voice it. The issues to be decided in a Dominion contest are issues relating to tho whole Dominion, and people do wrong in obtruding on the electoral matters, which affect only this province. "If, as there may be, a union between the Tory and the Socialist, Toryism and Socialism are identical in this reapect. Both stand for tyranny against the individual. (Hear, hear.) Liborolism stands for the right of the individual. The right of the. individual to do the best he can, and to get the host opportunity the country^ gives in order to better his condition, so long as lu^ does not interfere with other people. Asiatic Question. "Mr. Ralph Smith, in speaking of the Asiatic question, said it was a labor question, and a British Columbian question. I differ; it is neither a labor nor a British Columbian question. It is a national question; because it relates to th(> filling up of the country with people. The first responsibility which had to be discharged by the Liberal Government was the peopling of the prairies with settlers, who would make the country productive. Without this neither British Columbia or Eastern Cana'cia could have prospered as they have prospered. Our country stood poorly in the eyes of the world in 18%. The Liberal Government went far and wide, and they got people to settle the plains, and today the population is coming into British Columbia, making the fertile valleys productive. Manufacturing and mer. cantile interests have increased stupendously because of the increased production on the jirairies. It goes without saying that when we were starving for people we looked every, where for people; but since we have got the country going, we can pick and choose, and, just as ten years ago, our policy was to secure people at any cost, today our policy is just as thorough a policy of selecting the people who shall be permitted to take advantage of the conditions as they exist in Canada, both as regards white men and ytdlow men, because, remember, we have not only placed restrictions on the Asia, tic, but we have placed restrictioas on the European whom we consider will not be a desirable citizen. And there lire Kuropeans who are not desirable citizen.s." A White Canada. Mr. Oliver stated that if Japan did not live up to her agreement the Liberal Government would have to tak�' such measures as might be iie. cessaiy tf> guard the country from the infiu.x of people whom the country did not desire. The Liberal Gov. ernment was in favor of a White Canada. The maintenance of Cana. diaii nationality was safe in the hands of the Liberal Government, but the record of the Conservative party showed that it would not be safe ill tlieir hands. The Lcmieux Act. "I wish to say a word concerning the Leinieux Act," proceeded Mr. Oliver." It is not possible that an iiKlustrial condict can be carrij>d on without people other than those di. rectly interested, being affected. Ninety.nine hundredths of the people of Canada, who are not interested directly in any industrial'dispute, are interested indirectly, and they have a right to ask that industrial disputes shall bi- avoided as far u9 possible. To the men who live by fo. iiientiiig industrial disputes-who do or hope to get advantage from them --1 have nothing to say. We do not expect their votes for the Liberal liarty. (.\ Voice-Capitalists do that pretty often.) .\iul we deal with the (;a])italist just ii;( we deal with the others. (Laughter.) My friends laugh. (\ Voici-No wonder.) "Do tiny not remember that last fall, when there was a dispute be. tweeii tln> machinists and the C. P. H., the men asked for the applica. tion of tli(^ Lemieux Act, and the company refused to be bound by it; and do they not remember that the company had to submit to the opera, tion of the Lemieux Act? And, when the award of the arbitrators was made, and it was in favor of the comijany, the men, not being willing to consent to the award, exercised the right, which tho Lemieux Act never intended to lake from them, to quit work and go on strike? How did it prevent them? A Voict-How did it benefit them? "Till! Lemieux Act has been the means of settling over 40 industrial disputes in Canada to the benefit of all f!anad.i, as well as to tho parties to the dispute. To the men who want conflict the Lemieux Act does not appeal. We do not expect their Support, and we are not looking for it. But to the ninoty.nino hun. dredths, who want the country to progress and to see their zens doing well in their several call, ings, it does them good. For every ten benefitted by a strike there are two hundred injured. Now, I want to say to the workingmen here, that the Liberal Government does not ex. pect any workingnnin to submit to conditions that he does not choose to submit to. The Government does not lay its finger on any man to make him do anything that he does not please to do with his own labor. He sells his labor or he does not sell it, as he pleases. The Leinieux Act provides for investigation and conciliation, and it goes no further. Mr. Sherman, if I understand him aright, complains that the Act is not one of the conijiulaory arbitration, and 1 must suy that we never in. tended that there should be compul. sory arbitration. "The Liberal Government was the first Government in Canada to re. cognize that the laboring man need, d special consideration and protec. tion. In so far as socialism is an effort to benefit the individual. So. cialism is Liberalism; but, in so far as Socialism ignores the rights of all but one class of the community-or, in other words, sets one class against another, it is not Liberalism. (Hear, hear.) The Candidate Speaks. Mr. Smith Curtis dealt with the records of his opponents, Mr. David, son, the Socialist, and Mr. Goodeve, the Conservative. He showed that Mr. Davidson, v.hile in the Local Legislature, had failed to represent the labor interests, and had voted to give away provincial lands to the capitalists whom he was elected to oppose. Mr. Davidson .supported a grant of 800,000 acres, worth $4,000,000 to th..-Columbia and Western Ry. Co., which was to.all intents and purposes a straight gift. lie also supported the Conservative Provincial Government in refusing to collect taxes that were legally owing by the C.P.R., and Mr. Heinze on railway subsidy lands. Mr Curtis showed that, in many other instances, Mr. Davidson had failed to support the working classes, and had voted for the capitalist in direct opjiosition to the Socialist platform. Mr. Goodeve's Record. In regard to Mr. Goodeve, tlu^ Liberal candidate pointed out that in 19O0, when there was a niini'rs' strike in Rossland, Mr. Goodijve, who was the Mayor, put fin special constables under the jurisdiction fif the city, and acted hostilely to labor interest. He also revealed the fact that Mr. Good-i'Ve refusetl to sign an a])i)lication for an eight hours law for workers in iiietallifeious mines, and that Mr. Goodeve signed an agreenuMit with itlier Rossland people not to give credit, in the event of a labor dis. pute, and not to make any sales, except for .spot cjsli. With these records Mr. Curtis contrasted his own. He pointed out that, as Minister , all the pooplo in the community who were doing really useful work necessary to continue and to elevate our civilization. Mr. Curtis desired that Canada, which w�ould be the predominant partner in the British Empire, should have the best of education, best clothed, and best fed peoi)le in the world, so they might have a directing in the affairs of the united British Empire, the brawniest and the brainiest people. Tho meeting closed with a free discussion of social questions. WOMEN IN SALOONS Astonishing Revelations in City Birmingham, England of Birmingham, Eng., Nov. 5.-Some astonishing revelations upon the subject of drinking amongst women were, onlained in a report prepared by the chief constable of Birmingham tind read at a meeting of the city justices. It stated that in sixteen cloys, during whicli an an oflfcer watched one public house, he sow 2,783 women go in to drink . Then public houses which had been kept under observation for the snnw period during certain hours were visited by women, taking with them a.iM!) young children. The chief constable added that the practice of taking infants and young children to imhlie hou.-irs nt all hours ,va.s general and extensive. He had seen women giving infants beer to Irink to make then) sleepy and quiet. Mr. Morgan, a magistrate, in com-m:�!it,ing on the report, said the drinking was mainly done in the lobbies if public houses. It was a disgrace to tho city that women should stand there and men who want^-d to use the smoke rooms had to crush through congregations of women. FOUND AN OLD CACHE. Edmonton, Nov. 5.-Tho workmen engaged in remodelling the old Hud. son's Bay ' fort, yesterday unearthed fO pounds of ammunition of ancient aianufacture. The find consists of about lOO shells and 390 jiounds of powder, which had been _cached at the foot of one of the stairways, which is now rotten. Tlie shells are of peculiar make, used only in the old Ballard service ritte weapon years igo. The date on the covering of the box was 1865. The cache was probably madi^ when a band of Indians threat^med the fort., NO GOOD HUNTER will start out with a poor gun it he oan help it. He can help it, and flo can you. GET YOUR GUN here, and it will be a good one. We have many styles and prices, but you won't find a poor gun in tho lot. AMMUNITION which we carry is of the best, and prices are right. HOWARD Ci!iSE & CO. QUNSMITHS LETHBRIDGE ALTA M. P. P.'S TO RESIGN On Account of Protests-Vacancy in Quebec Montreal. Nov. C-Tht> news cOmes from Quebec that Mr. H. Derrosiers, Coiiservotive candidate elected by a iiiajorily of 24 to represent tho county of Cliateauguay, at the last provincial elections, but whose election was contested, has sent in his resignation. It is also stated that ex-.Mderman Dennis Tansey, wliopo election i^s member for St. Ann's division in the Legislature is being contested by his ojiporient Mr. Walsh, will resign his sent tomorrow, when the case is called up for heoring on the merits. Mr. Tansey, it appears, will admit crtuin acts on tho i)art of some of his ogens sufficient to invalidate his election. It is further staled that Mr. Ton-sey will again seek election in the same constituency, but this time with .Xld. Gallery as his opponent. AT POINT OF SHOTGUN Great Falls, Nov. 5.-Charged with attempting to intimidote voters at the polls in Castner Coulee at the lioint of a shotgun, Charles Logan, a Kepublicati and laborer at that place, after being roughly hondled by tho ranchers, was yesterday brought to the city by Gordon Ferguson and or. raigned before Justice Safford. Ho entered a i)lea of not guilty, and was bound over to the District Court. Unable to furnish bonds of $200 he remanded back to the custody of the .sheriff to await his trial. Let us prove to you range will save you The home that owns a Gurney-Oxford Golden Nuggef Range -saves fuel -saves food -saves health -saves time -saves labor for this is the range that was built to save just these things. GURNEY-OXrORD GOLDEN NUGGET is the lowest-priced range containing the special features and improvements of the highest-priced ranges. It is supplied with a Gurney-Oxford reversible grate that gives a constantly liright, live fire and burns every bit of the fuel to a fine ash-there is no waste. In the morning a turn of the grate handle gives you a quick, bright fire. You don't have to loosen a hitigle bolt or nut to change the grate from coal to woodstnirning. The fire linings can be removed without disturbing the pressed steel top. The range will never warp nor crack for it is built of patent levelled dead flat steel. The range is lined with asbestos so r.ll tlie heat is kept in.side to do your cooking. how much this la--�- The unusuaHy large oven has a drop door that forms a solid basting shelf when open. We know that the Gurney-Oxford Golden Nugget Range is the one you should have m your kitchen. PKICE $23-Hi^K Closet, $7.,50 extr*! l^.���rvolr, $5.00 axtra. GURNJEY-OXrORD GURNEY-OXFORD CANADIAN RANGE This is the range with the new divided flue. This divides the heat and sends it over the front of the oven as well as the hagli, keeping all parts at a perfectly even temperature. No turning of pies or un-' evenly baked cakes with this range. The (jumey-Oxford Caaadian is also provided with the reversible grate-. the grate that burns all the coal. Built of the finest, planished steel-blue finish steel, lined with asbestos. Large oven with balanced drop door. FKICE $36-Hl^h Cloaet, $S.50 oKtra I Keanrvolr, 97 vxtra Curnay Standard Metal Co. whole world, and to declare that all LUMP SALT for CATTLE Any quantity. Prices right. Highest cash prices paid for HIDES AND FURS A. CARRUTHERS CO. LTD. FORD STREET, NEAR THE MILLS P.O. Box 608 Phone 260 76?7 ;