Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOL. I. UtTHBPMDGe, ALWERTA. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER iff, IM8 NUMBER DONALD LABOR BANNER DEATH MEN Provincial Treasurer Of Manitoba Pasted 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 Winnipeg, Man., Nov. II. Afrhew, provincial treasurer. of Manitoba, died at 3.30 this morning from appendicitis, after hoveringv be- tween life and death for the post week. Seine time ago he was opera t ed oa but gangrene set iii. Mr, Ag- new is the third provincial treasurer appointed by the lioblla adruiuistra- trution to die'iii office. Mr. Agnew. was one of the ablest and most high minded men in the Roblin government. He was native of Prince Albert, Ont.; and was for- ty-five years oiage. 'He was a .bar- rister and practiced at He was first elected to Hhe Legisla- ture of Manitoba in 1903 and wks Provincial Treasurer m the same year. Mr. Agnew was a brother of Jfrs. .T. K. ami Miss Agnew of this city, both of whom will have the sincere sympathy of all citizens. Mr: LctMiridge went to Winnipeg last night to attend the funeral.' McNTabb, of Taber, the'well known miner, formerly president ot the local Miners' Union No. 594, U. M..W- of A., is the candidate of the Labor parly for the. forthcoming bye-election to elect a successor to W. C. Simmons, who re- signed his seat in the Alberta Legis- lature to contest the Medicine Hat constituency in the Liberal interest in the recent Federal elections. The nomination caiiie to Mr. McNabb in the easiest possible way at the con- clusion ot a convention.; that will long be memorable for having been the occasion of one of the keenest fights on record between the Socialist and straight labor elements in the ranks of the laboring man1. The fight start- ed right at the beginning of .the con- vention, when the opposing factions tried to. jockey each other's leaders into taking the chair, and so being out of the firing line, and did not the platform had been Socialists were under the leadership of F. H. Sherman, dis- trict president of the-U.MAV. of A., irid W. Symonds, aiuTit was only by the generalship of. the. former at sev- THANKSGIVING ROAD RACES.; Woodstock; Ont., Nov. JoAthe 10 mile Marathon was won by William Merr, Tilkonburg. Time, 51 mins. 17 seconds. Hamilton, '.'Ont., Her- ald road race was won by Holmes, of Halifax. Tune, 1.51.1C; Simpson, second, 1.5338. v Winnipeg, Nov. the In- dian, won the 5-mile race. Time, 27 mins. 26 sees. eral critical times that they were not defeated before they were by their opponents, .whose most active lead- ers, were Sid Duncan, R. J. Baldry, and R. A. Culbertson. On only one the Socialists gain their point, and that when, after threatening to leave the convention because their platform had been turned down somewhat unceremoni- ously, their opponents agreed to the insertion of the famous "Hull clause" in the platform-of the party. By the time the nominations were called for the minority were so completely de- feated tlnit they did not enter the contest for the nomination, the four men who allowed their names to go before the convention all being on the straight labor ticket. Easy for McNabb. McNabb had it easy, securing near- iy twice as many votes as all his rivals combined. The vote McNabb 22, Brown Pipes 6, R. X Baldry 5, and S. W. Tuckwell L After the vote was announced the nomination was made unanimous, and the utmost unanimity prevailed, all differences being apparently sunk there bye-election. He claimed to that the Govern- ment had been -oousidering whether HE KILLED A FORMER U.S. it would be advisable to go to the people before the session, but had not decided until'after the general election last month. Dispute on Platform. An effort mide to have an journment allow _a to draw up a platform. The Socialists wanted their platform adopted, while others favored adopting the Halifax platform, again favored forming independent platform. The last and ;i committee j'of. five, Messrs. Pipes, Baldry, Kel- sey, McCormick was ap- pointed to receive the resolutions from the members" and from these draft a to 'report to tlve af- ternoon7 session.-; ft- -When President caused more fire- TO ABOLISH PARLIAMENT. St. Petersburg, Nov. confirmation lias been received from Teheran of a reactionary plot to abol- ish the Persian Parliament. CarmacktOf Tennesse Victim Of Assasin's Bullet s Kaiser To Take Trip In Airship Freiderichafen, Nov. William, it is ,said, will make an ascent in. Count Zepplia's, airship to- day, but no." official announcement to that effect has been made. Child Killed AtCardston Cardston, Nov. sad new came this .morning "that the young daughter of 'Mr. Thos. WpoUord had passed to the great beyond, as the r Xaskville, Tcnn., TJ. S; Senator oT the Xashville shot... and afternoba by Duncan COOT per and his son.. Robin -.Cooi-ciL in a three cornered street duol lulu this afternoon. The assault re- sult of publishing- in the Tenneasean an attack on the., father nncl soil. Much excitement oxists the. factions. Washington, Carmack-r who 'was killed on a street in Nashville today, is vrell remem- bered in Washington, where" he had served in both Houses of Congress. During his Senatorial career, from 1901 to he made a number of brilliant speeches. Although sar- castic in some of his utterances, "he Hade many friends in all parties, who admired his fearless and intel- ma common cause. The whole convention was.compos- ed of representatives of Lethbridge, Taber and the surrounding mining camps. There were thirty-five trades unionist delegates., representing members, and four Socialists, repre- senting eighty mernbers. Several of the trades unionist delegates were Socialists. The delegates M.W. of A. No. 594, J. McTaggart, J. Davis, D. Quigley, M. Humolos, J. Davenport, C. Theodorix, and J. Lar- son; No. (-TaberX.D.' McNabb and "Hopkins Evans; carpenters, J. M.- Ritchie, J. B. Allen, C. Brooks, J.-Henderson, and Ji W. Seeley; bar- "W. Appleby and J. Webb; mill workers, -R. Fairbrotheiy feder-. W. mine workers, Clement brewery workers, B. and D. Socialist locals, W. Syinonds, F. H. works by asking permission to intro duce to ask the Socialists to-amalgamate their cam paign fund fgeneral fund to further the iuterests of the candidat selected. The Socialist leaders deniei naving any such ?fund, and Mr. Sher man said that tliie5mover, to be logi cal, as there members th Liberal and Conservative parties her as delegates, should move that th campaign of'these parties be amalgamated. W. heated debute between two other actions. There was a movement- a- oot to secure the nomination for Mayor Henderson but the wording of he clause in the report would not It read, "The caudi- a trades unionist of Secretarv Tuckvvell illow of this, late shall be. his riding." noved an amendment that the can- didate could be any man in the rid- ug hi sympathy with the labor uovement and willing to take the party's pledgo. R. J. Baldry claimed hat the candidate should be answer- ible to the trades unions and repre- sentative of them. He must be a man with a paid-up union card. Mr. Sher- man had previously appealed to them on high ideals of ttades unionism, but !md been defeated because he was imported. R. -A. Culbertson pointed out that, union votes would not unough to elect their man. They wanted a man who would get the votes 'and be independent of both parties. J. B. Kelsey said that one who is a trades unionist would re- ceive as much outside support as a moved in amendment' thftt Tuckwell all asso- ciations, unions -or parties taking part in the convention pledge Their Financial Support to the 'ot-; the convention. Sherman, F. Nee and A. Susner; structural -ironworkers, H. Flett sul of a run-away accident on .Satu.r day last. The event is all the more, distress- inf Iroiu the that Mr. Wool ford is away from home Grst news to reach him .will be that his .daugh- ter is no more. The particulars as far as can be learned ore to the effect that on Sat- urday last, Mrs. Woolford came to town with some of the younger chil- dren in order to do somu shopping. Upon the return journey, when only mile or two from home, the horses became frightened and started to run but were eventually stopped by Mns ter Geo. Wool ford, the driver. While endeavoring to right matters and get the injured girl back into the rig the horses started again. They ran some distance but were stopped without injury to any of the purty except Miss Eva, aged about nine years, who received two serious cub extending from the forehead back to the ear by being thrown from the; back sent and apparently striking the brake-block. Dr. H. W. Brant was called and put in some twenty-four stitches. Etc did not however anticipate serious results. The end came shortly six o'clock this morning-. The funeral arrangements have not been made as yet, awaiting the re- turn of the bereaved father. The scr- Vices likely be held at the Rut to Lake or Woolford School House. lectunl attainments. Father Son In Woods painters and decorators, G. Niedig and W, Shaw: clerks, R. J. Baldry; Brotherhood of. Railway Trainmen, Moore; machinists, W. Tyrrel and W. R. iederjated trades, R. Niven; printers, J. B. Kelsey and T. 3. Harold; Trades and Labor Coun- cil, S. Duncan, B. Eipes, and S. W. R. A. Culbert- son; Woodpecker Union, H. Evans; Royal Collieries and Diamond Mines, F. H. Sherman. Hanrahan in the Chair. The meeting was called to order b> Sid Duncan, the president of the local Trades and Labor Council. After the Credential Committee had done their work, and some minor malters hi connection therewith. had been straightened out, the meeting pro- ceeded to elect a chairman for the jonvention. F. H. Sherman was nominated, as was also Sid Duncan, The mover of motion said that it if the Socialists, if they .could not the conven- tion break away and bring their own man out in opposi- chosen. The purpose of the .motion was to prevent iny such evejit as that, and the pres- ent as good a tinie as any o thresh .the matter .out. though "he could see through a stone wall as' far as and .refused to pledge, the Socialist 'parly to any- thing .'before they Haw what was up There'might be some-Liberal orvCou servative job put up end "the Social- ists would oppose any s.uch thing They want to agree on a common ground of action. There heed be nc fear of the Socialists putting in candidate if things are done straight The chairman rnled both the.uiotiot and the amendment out "of order. The Debate of the Day. The Resolution Committee's re port was the basis for the "debate 6 he convention, and there was St. Andrews, X. B., Nov. er A.x Rollins, .son of Dugald 0. Rollins, of St. Andrews, was killed in the woods of Blmsdale on Sunday by a rifle in the hands of his father. Both had gone.to the woods to see the plncc where William Rollins, ano- ther son, had shot a moose sorae weeks ago. The father took the gun along with him and in a rough piece of woods stumbled and fell, the rifle discharging, the bullet penetrating the boy's side, causing instant death. but both led for reasons that were apparent very soon afterwards. Finally T. W. Haurahan was elect- ed, with S. W. Tuckwoll and W. R. Bell secretaries. Independent Labor Party. On motion of J. McTaggart, th Brewery Workers had pre- sented a clause pledging the candi- date to vote or work against any (Continued on Back Page.) WORKS Terrible Fate Befell Ralph Keller, An Elngineer MORRIS IS ONE AHEAD OF BOND The Election Result In Newfoundland Very Even A horrible accident took place this morning at the Brick and Terra Got ta Co.'s plant when Halph Keller was almost instantly killed and most ter- ribly mangled. The accident occurred just after the commencement of work this morning but as no one was pre- sent it will never be known exactly how it occurred. The last seen of him was as he was preparing to leave the engineroom. There are two large belts, a large' djive belt and a small- er close together. Instead of go ig around the machinery, employees ometimes step through the, big belt ut no one does-this with the small- r one but they crawl under it. From he nature ot the accident, however, t would appear that Keller had at- euipted to step through the smaller jeit and had got caught. The man out in the boiler house, hearing the thumping, rushed in. to ee what was the matter and saw the lifeless body being whirled around on the belt and pulley. The machin- ery was stopped immediately. Hol- er's brains were dashed out, his back and hips broken, and altogether he was .mashed into an unrecognizable mess. He had been working only ten days at the place. He was a young Am- erican but had been living here for some time, working as an engineer for the C.P.R. and later running an engine for J. Gunn Sous at the bridge. The accident is particularly sad from the fact that he had been mar- ried only a few months ago to a Miss Xicholsonj of llangdon, Alta. The de- ceased was a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pyttiias lodges. Coroner. Haginbotham; the .scene of the accident but decided that an inquest was unnecessary. v. St. John's Nfld., Nov. from Bay St. George and Burgeocame in today, and in each the Morris candidate has a majority. This gives the Opposition eighteen seats to the Government's seventeen. St. Barb has yet to be heard from. Last election it went Bond, 300 majority, and it. is likely to go Government again. This will make the parties a tie, 18 to IS, in tlie Legislature. A LORD UNDER ARREST. Cranbrook, B.C., 73 ov. is re- ported here "that Lord Sholto Douglas ism had had its chance to make has a .residence near Creston, is in the recent election, and had been badly beaten. They should take an independent stand regardless of Cal- irst encounter was over the name of the party. The committee recom- mended that it be calisd "The In-i .lependent Labor Party." The So-! cialist leader wanted to.know if they were to form a new party and got the reply that it was intended- to form a party independent of Liberal, Conservative or Socialist parties. "Socialism will kill any candidate in this said tho secretary. J. M. Ritchie explained how it was that it was impossible to a labor party here as it was in England owinc to the British North America Act. "The Conservative party in under arrest-at that place for shoot- ing and very severely injuring man with a shotgun. perfect harmony at all times. fir Halifax, and proceed to make their own platform. Sid Duncan moved-an amendment which wiped the whole clause, and it was carried. Socialists Hot. This was what made the Socialists hot. Win. Symonds declared that the Socialists had been turned down in a manner in no way creditable to ihe convention. They had offered to explain their platform, but could not be heard. There, was nothing for them to do but retire. Hopkins Evans stated that they had not only turned down local Socialists, but organized labor in Alberta as well. Majority In Red Deer Red Deer, Nov. official count made_ today gives Clark Root There were; 79 spoiled and 57 rejected ballots. Accident At New School Hot Debate In Germany Bylaw Got Men Needed For City Supt. Rciil is badly in need of men to carry on the city work. There is a lot of work all ready to IKS done if suitable men could be The street lights arc on hand, and as soon as men available they will bo put up. The extension and removing the lines occupied the full of the department. of Eupljmd passed that he p, Kelsoy. smvtjity of th "and- tln> LilH-rjil party have Cominitti-o, said that thry had all the labor H'islation any except been pnsawl. Hint reason I be-jas it wa- by the delopatos, came am still a Liberal. (Laugh- and this bwn ouo of Mr. Rut I am independent- too. I Sherman against the pro- xplicit denials of'tho officers'" of that scowled th.- nomination of Mr. Shor- in tho speech of the day. H body that such was the case. j man ran iu thJs tlm'e j claimed that both the Liberals and F. H. Sherman wanted to know whether or not the convention in- tended breaking away from the plat- pf the Alberta branch of the} Trades and Labor Congress. At Vic- toria, and again at Winnipeg the next year, it had been decided to enter the political field! but to leave each was years ago when h from what he is now. I am not a Socialist and I do not hope to live enough tu be one." Couldn't Elect Socialists Deh'pato McN'nbb asked the different j had adopted th balance of the proposed platform. The Halifax platform had by the Liberal wing of the Trades ami Congress. To win the must adopt, some pint form that tin gates to cut out the controversy and to clear what he thought province to form its own political J Was a rnisxmde.ritaniHng. Both platfonn. At the convention last'tics must apree on a platform but December at Calgvuy, the convention that it is impossible had adopted tho. Socialist platform. jto a on the Socialist tick- Did the same Lethbridge "And we want to win the who were at that convention wish to repudiate their action stt the Con- lie concluded. "Put the candidate Berlin, Nov. is expected the Urbate ou the subject of tho Emper- r's interview, which recently was published in a London paper, will be exceedingly lively, probably taking up two days in the Reichstag. Chan- ollor Yon Uuelovr, it is understood, vill make his explanation soon after ho. opening of the debate. The feei- ng among the various parties S.s very strong, especially among the Social- ists, who have culled upon twenty- six- mass meetings this evening to protest against absolutei.sm. U.C.C. Caretaker Was Killed While at work on the new school building yesterday Thomas Homer net with rather a serious accident. lie on the toj> of the building, when he missed his footing, and! fell, striking his head oc the next scaffold ing and then dropped to the next iloor a distance of about twelve feet: in all. He -was taken to the hospi- tal when it was found that his breast bone %vas broken and that he sustain- ed a scsxlp wound which required the putting in of twelve stitches. Mr. Horner formerly lived in the North Word but recently moved to his house near the fair grounds. He will of! work for several weeks. old parties will not adopt. "I think I would bo justified in fighting agains yon, as you are departing from th organized labor movement of tho province. are going to adopt a platform that tho Liberals and Con- servatives already adopted, awl." s.-iKl the speaker, with flra- At a special council meeting held Saturday night, the Gait Hospital bylaw was given its first reading. The vote will be taken on Dec. 2. Gus Neidig applied for permission to make some alterations and extensions to Oliver's Hall. Mr. Cunningham Quits the Council rofis, strike oat on lines of their own? He. wanted the opposing forces Aid. Cunningham has decided to drop municipal politics anrt -win not be a candidate- for aldernianic honors in the forthcoming elections. This loaves only the Mayor and Aid. Hut- ton the retiring council to form a of new council. to find a common course of action. The T.nhor party must keep its cord clean and clear-cut. has been made the design of the old politicians. The convention should know where, it stands, and to on a platform to Mr. Sher- man's retort was a review of the de- funct labor parties and he urged thai niniiC "ii this the election coulil not be won by confining the platform to Trades parties are aux- Unionism. The to lejrislatt whether they are preparing for a for tV vrorkingmen will swallow any platform to Hrown Pipes thought Here he re-ad a despatch from a vot the name suggested was broad enough TO iak puts Toronto. Ont., Nov. J. Frost, aged 66. for 3S years caretaker of Upper Canada College, was killed in his room today by an explosion of eas while searching for a leak with a lighted match. fire followed anc gutted his home, in Deer Park. His eldest daughter made a heroic effor to save his body, but was driven away by the fUinuv-. He leaves six grown children. SIR WILFRID BETTER. Ottawa, Ont., Xov... Wilfrid .aurier continues to improve in lealth, and it is expected that in the course of a few days he will be en- irely convalescent. The Cabinet Council will meet several times dur- ng the week to clear off accumulat- ed business and make preparations for the approaching sessions. It is oxpected that the new Parliament will convene either on Wedneday, January 6, or Wednesday, January 14. with the chances favoring first named date. FIRE AT KELLIHER, SASK. Kelliher, Sask., Nov. new town of Kelliher, on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, suffered severely from fire yesterday. The whole busi- ness section was wiped Loss aliout 150.000. n n a Of the riding. The name was nipeg paper, saying that the Alberta adopted almost unanimously. Government was intending to spring- _ I on a general election before ueceni- bor 15, and he doubted whether! The second clause brought out a To any man in the field who has been in active political work for either the Liberal or the Consorvaiivo party, Frank Sherman is in the fieid against him." He asked permission to sulv mit a resolution to embody the "ulti- mate aim and objoot" of the party, and submitted tho famous Hull reso- lution adopted hy the British Labor pixrtv. to his. resolution, he said: "The Liberals and Conser- vatives will swallow anything you propose to put forward. Mr. Sim- mons will swallow it. He uiu R< and it well. He -accepted Burned to Death S.n. Nov. sleeping inmates of n resort here were to a crisp while a dozen others were perhaps fatnlly injured in attempting to escape from the building today. The building vras consumed before half the town knew there was a fire. In Kansas Kas., Nov. aro corning in from all directions Sabetha of a supposed earthquake shock felt at midnight on Saturday. Scores of farmers reported feeling shock but as near can be learned no damage was dont.