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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Dafly Herald LETH8R1DCE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, IS09 NO. 286. CITIZENS BANQUET TO NEW CABINET MINISTER A Large Number Present and Enjoyed Rutherford One Of the Speakers It would be hard for Hon. W. A. Buchanan to wish for a more ciithu- siastic, cordial and complete expres- sion of appreciation and regard than got at the Board oi Trade ban- jquet given in his honor last night. I crals and Conservatives alike. As Vrhe Alexandra Cafe dining-room was j you are aware we have a larger cab- Crowded with the leading business j met than we "had at the beginning of professional men of the cit" of jour provincial career The work lias TROOPS NOW ON THE SCENE "We started our career as a prov- ince and I started as a premier with- out having had any experience and Ij feel much gratitude for the kindly treatment we have received from Lib- Trouble Is Feared At Scene Of Mining Dis- aster In Illinois THEP Cherry, 111., Nov. oopo were on the ground today the Bill Introduced In The House Of Commons At Ottawa sun rose on the scene of the disaster I. Ottawa, Nov. vigorous pro- test was raised by Mr. F. Monk in the St. Paul coal mine where 300 men are still entombed. Before dawn. aprf as .'a public man. Even- chair was takun and had there been accommo- ago our population was onlv one hun- j dred thousand I think I am well datidm the number would have been within the mark when I say that to- or three times as forjday it is three hundred and twentv- scor4 who were slow in applying for i five thousand, and we have reason to places' at the festive board were dis-jexpect that the growth will.-be more appointed. It was purely a local af-1 rapid as 'the days go by appom fair, t'Aie only person outside of the Increased the Cabinet a living man or boy will be found when the mine is opened. The delay in Tecovcring bodies has driven, scores of women almost to desperation. Signs of-a possible demonstration, ag- ainst tne state officers reached ears of state's attorney Eckhart yes- terday and troops were sent for. Ail city wfrto was invited being Premier j -por this rcas0n I felt" justified they did sentinel duty about Rutherford, who present andi adding to the cabinet, and was! took his place among-Mr. Buchanan's j Alighted that you placed at mv dis- in adding his quota of my friend and your friend. Mr. praise 'and appreciation of the worth j BUChanan. For the present his duties and railroad cars containing, mine inspectors and nurses -and the private coach of President Earling of the St. Paul road. i have not been very, greatly increased. During the night tons of water the JBut when I asked him to join the Were forced down the burning mine of the guest ot the evening. The banquet was given! by Board of Tirade to celebrate jhj pro- cabinet I gave him .the promise which motion of Buchanan to i now give to'.you. that -he will have in the executi'jVe council of the prov-j charge o: a very important portfolio. through the hoist shaft. Fire Chief Horan and Capt. Kenny with forty men and a squad of Chicago firemen mce. Rutherford ha-; every j would have been to have j are ia charge of -this work. reason to beli-eve that the people had it at my disposal when he was j The thoroughness of the persons di- Lethbridge -heartily approve of into the cabinet, but no pro-; recting the relief will make physical action -he took when he Mr Bu-. vision had been made by the lesdsla-j hardship and suffering improbable if chanan a member of Ms j ture for the department. This, how-1 sufficient funds are raised. The foi- The tables we're most tastefullv si-.ever, will be 'done at the next lowing cases are typical, ranged and decorated. At each place ing of the Legislature. The work ofj Louis Galletto, -15 years of age, his at the table was a nosegay, a rose or an administrative and a legislative! tVv-0 brothers and oldest son John, carnation and bcyaquets of chrysan- j character has been important -during aseci were among the victims, themums along the board. These, the past four years, but for .the Lpuis Galletto leaves a widow 'who in the house today.that owing to the Government having none of its busi- ness n-ady to bring forward, adjourn- rnent had to-be made after a two AWA THE VESSEL Time-Ionic Is Safe Fort William, Nov. The Otta- wa was the steamer lost og the Passage Island last Monday morn- ing, the wreckage of which was seen by Capt. Payette. The steamer Ot- tawa sailed from Fort William Sunday anernoon at D and was thought by Today the session the introduction of sitting, was.devoted to answering questions and pass- ing orders for returns, correspondence and papers. One of the bills introduced and read a first time'Stands in the name of H. H. Miller and is likely to some discussion in the second reading. It seeks to amend the criminal code respecting gambling on race tracks, local marine men that she had safe- Such, however, was not the case. Yes- terday afternoon, M. Sellers, a grain broker received a telegram from Captain Bernie from Copper Har- bor which stated that the wheelshaft of the Ottawa had jammed shortly on Sunday i-til'e 'i cargo had shifted and the vessel foundered about 20 miles southeast of Island. Capt. Bernie also andMr. Miller explained that its. that all memoers of-the crew ject was not to suppress betting, but the business of. the pool sellers and gambling on tracks. Parliament is being delayed by lengthy petitions for anti-gambling legislation from all parts of the country and many were presented to- flowers, it may mentioned, it -will be fully as important. its a. chronic invalid and dependent all the' product of Indus- j "There arc institutions that upon her children, the youngest five try. being given for the occasion by liave win have as. they have in! years old. Jose Zuekcia, aged 35, the older provinces of iCanada. perished He leaves a widow to the: of them ,wc think have been started j seven children, the oldest or whom is The The Cement Merger recent cement merger was brought up by Mr. Bradbury, of Sel- kirk, who asked it was the inten- tion of the government to take' action to protect the public against threatened huge combine, Mr. Fielding said that; the govern- ment was aware through the uubiic press that a number of cement manu- facturers had consolidated into one were saved by the launching of the yawls. They had to row to Copper Harbor, near Calumet, a distance of over sixty -miles and are in a serious condition from expcmure to the cold. Many of the men were completely done up from exposure when they reached safety. Albert, Sellers stated last uiclit. that on her departure the SPEAKERS DEALT WITH VITAL CIVIC ISSUES W. C. Simmons Argues Against Street Railway Conyibeare Wants a Consolidated City The Lethbridge .of tl the subject, of two of the best speeches delivered at the banquc-t last night in honor of Hon. W. A. Buchanan bv the Board of Trade. In replying future, was [rest up for a supreme, effort. If the council of.ihe next years should not see their way clear to continue at the present rate we must not call than slow but see first whether they are warranted in holding back. The to the toast named, G. F. P. Cony- city's expenditure should not be beare ami W. C. Simmons delivered forced ahead fastec than the real ad- vancement warrants. The Board of Trade should stand by the side .of the city and uphold the council when they could reasonably do so re- gardless of popular clamor. They should even come publicly before citv. addresses worthy of the most careful consideration of the citizens of the Problems were dealt with that a very important bearing on the future.'of the city. The consoli- dation of the city and its interests and the means of accomplishing this were spoken of by Mr. Conybeare, while Mr. Simmons gave some ex- cellent ideas on the matter of im- proving- the city and on the question of the city entering fully on the pol- ily of the public ownership of its utilities. Both addresses were listen- ed to with rapt attention and were i punctuated with frequent sions of approval. Mr. Conybeare" stated that this sub- ject, "Lethbridge of the future" was a subject, that might inspire -a most eloquent outburst of oratory. He, however, was glad to take this oppor- tunity of discussing municipal mat- Ottawa had a cargo of bu- ters in a practical way and matters shels of whet and three cars of bran, [like this should be discussed, prac- large company. The cargo was shipped by Messrs. James Carruther, Grain Bacid, and R. Wayland, Fort William Brokers, va was built about seven years ago at Gollingwood. The steamer Ionic, the Northern Navigation Co., freighter which left here Sunday afternoon and was be- lieved to the wrecked boat, is T. L. Clarke. The menu was complete smallest detail and Mt a better basis than in the older! Annie. a-ed 13. J Whether prices had been unduly Jack Fish. wanting for the most fastidious epi-1 provinces. With changed conditions; Cht-ry. Ill- Nov. explosion i hanced Mr. Fielding was not in a po- I _______________ cure -The service of the best'thero will be room for thc best judg-j today threatens the St. Paul _mine sition to say. There was one remedy j KILLED and the whole effect to j mcnt of the best men. In Mr. Bu-j as the buminjr of coal and the action against enhanced prices, -by the re-1 make the banquet of the most: chanan we have a splendid brilliant and pleasing that had ever; to the legislature and to been held in this cityi i inct.1' addition I of fire and water may cause gas to junction of customs duties. It was] the cab-1 form in large quntities. In an ef- proposed to introduce this session a measure making this operation of the fort, to mine of this g-as ;cii iiciu in i----- _ i 3 1 The intervals in tht- addresses were, Mr Rutherford spoke of the great-1 th- air shaft will be 'opened aixd tne most appreciably filled in with songs jness of Alberta, claiming that it will j big fan will'be started. Upon the safe and is sheltered behind Slat Is- Moose. Bill- ing, aged 25, fireman, was killed, and Engineer Butts and Brakeman Bar- law more effective. There was also j ber. were injured in a-wreck in the provincial legislation which could C. P. R. yards at midnight last night. irom several of the gentleman. Messrs j yc.t bc the greatest province of E. A. Cunningham, A. Tilley and Rev. Dominion. After discussing' the S. Chivers contributed selections velopm.ent or- agricultural the: success of this action will depend the pbuis' of the men tryinpr to bring the and; inner flame- under control and ef- deal with the matter under the con- whica" were'most enthusiastically en-1 mincrai resources of the province, the j f.-ct an entrance. Early today the cored and heartily appreciated. j premier went on to say, "I am look-; ongine pumpin? water into the hoist- that -application trol of the Attorneys General ot the j cars which wen.- various provinces, Mr. Bovce was informed by Mr. j A heavy wheat- train .ran into some standing on the track. tically. Although it might be said with some truth that "our future lies in line hands of the'_ he be- lieved that our destinies were largely in our own hands to make or mar. The present rulch-runi on which we could place the lever that was to move the matters of the days to come. He had noticed repeatedly the "Watch Lethbridge Grow" He was not in favor of this motto it, imp.ied that the citizens stand develop. He out and make Lethbridge grow. The Board of Trade had never been behind hand in ding this. They had always taken an act- ive, part in striving to enhance the by and let the city would see them get future of the city, .sadjerable number They had -a con- of schemes with WILL INVITE CAN- The chair was occupied by C. G. K. j ing. fonvard to the time when Nourse, the president of the Board of coal ,-rom Alberta will' supply thej ( w Trade. After the toast to "The Canadian West, and go down in-i f.nnJt'.- since theiirur shaft was stopped. The, water failing- to touch the the fire is ADIAN BATTALION London, Nov. Lucas an- fiercest in Sault Ste. Marie and the mat- pounced yesterday that a Canadian had been referred to the resident] battalion is invited to be present at made for subsidy for dry docks andj ship bui idin'o; vards at Port- Arthur j King" had been duly honored, he in--to tnc border states to thc south ofj-tiu- tralle-.-ics and the water descends troduced Premier .Rutherford to reply us TIie jailway companies have as-jbpyond it to the bottom of thie shaft, engineers of the public works depart-j to the toast to "The Province of Al-isuml me that their lines arc in Water has been forced to the mcnt to report upon. berta" which was heartily drunk. 'snape they will be able ju quantities sufficient to expressed the pleasure they had in i convey the coal right to Winnipeg to i jlfm. jiiifd. the or drainage] having the Premier with them. city." i basin, and overflow the. lower-galler-j had made a long trip from Edmonton j Tn this connection it might be ex-j it is possible the fire pumps j to be present, but the occasion was' that-I might say something j wju msume action later in the day. fully worth the effort. of the increased transportation > ftrft js hotter than it has The Premier Speaks .iiics in Alberta. And in doing so I any. time befo-re. The inquest On rising to speak Premier Ruther-jam not speaking politically, as ford was most cordially received. "I jam aware that the Conservatives am delighted to be with you on this' the province are just as anxious occasion." he "especial to! the Liberals that the province should honor to mv col-; have additional transportation tacil- did not find ities. The railway policy recently manouvers of the British army. that end in view, had adopted the most feasible ones and got the. citi- zens to support them. The successes the people and explain matters to them arid thus secure co-operation. Energy and co-operation the two factors to make any city great. We should adopt as our slogan to .the..looked for success not "Watch Lethbridge Grow." but "Make Lethbridge Grow." W. C. Simmons In introducing, "his oejuiarks. Mr. Simmons remarked that -he had been guilty of taking a very active part in municipal politics, and be- for entering upon the discussrn of his subject he wished to digress -and add his to theniany compliments and congratulations that had -been lavish- ly and so deservedly poured upon Mr. Buchanan. People are always glad to ,see their prophesies true. When Mr. Buchanan -was a candidate for election, ihe 'had said that if the people elected him it would not 'be long before he would be in the cabinet. He was glad that his prophesy had come true and' he congratulated .the Premier on Ids prescience in taking the advice of the electors of Lethbridge by taking Mr. Buchanan into his cabinet. Speaking of the future of Leth- bridge, Mr. Simmons -said- that he believed, that the city had'come to the parting' of the ways. "We have heard of the slow and painful growth- the city had made in the earlier days and have heard later the compliments given 'because of the recent growth and expansion. But I regret that thare still is an indmerence to muni- cipal politics. This is probably due to the large number of new people who have come to the city and have been too busy with their own 'affairs that they had had amply repaid j to give attention to pxiblic matters, them for the expenditure of their en- There ought to be a change. We have got to cope li Of; as1 ov.-r the deaths of the rescuers was cnntniud. LIBERAL CANDIDATE IN I NORTH MIDDLESEX Ails a Craig, Out., Ivov. the ..iberal convention of North Middle-i" ex. held here this afternoon, Mr. department was each a-pplica-i John Mitchell of Parkhill, was the !tion of the U. S. Government referr-j unanimous choice to contest the nd- ed. Sir Wilfrid Laurier replied that j ing for the local house. About Warships on Great Lakes c passage of U. S. warships up j canals of the St. Lawrence to i Teat lakes is arousing attention, i Edwards of Frontenac asked to ergies. They had been informed by the Premier that the Est-evan branch of the C. P. R. would be commenced next year from Lethbridge. The Board of Trade deserved, the credit for this. with a new situa- tion. Two Great Problems Two of the greatest problems that the city has to face are the kind of they will have and -the be earned out and take part in doing- leanie Mr. Buchanan I it at all a hard task to come from j discussec Edmonton for such an event. I carried out rapidlj The Oana-: visS Lethbridge frequently this be- dian Northern has already graded and in- mv fourth visit to you: city this is laying steel on one hundred and "I need not tell you that 1 sec thirty" miles of line from the mam the ereat, growth and evidences ofj line toward Calgary. They expect to Hnrtney. Man., Nov. reg- istered parcels containing three thou- every application was dealt with bv the -vrrnmcnt in council on reports of the minister of railways or sccre- tarv of state. if'- Protection of Crossings i Mr. Lancaster introduced three i his measures which were read a first', time. .One of these limits from awards of the Railway Commit- j sion. ATr. Lancaster claims thatoi-1 ?s were present. and he hoped that they my recollection the fact that years ago when last the census ofj time also, this city was taken you ha-i a Owing to 1: i zon of a; ou VW _ three i Calgary to Lethbridge graded by that pectiveiy were stolen from the Hart- the Grand Trunk Pacific; ney train at Leary's crossing on Nov. L The Winnipeg and Hartney trains. as vears that is a magnificent record j province as imd I hope and believe it will be i but they expect to have their grade, ireater during the next three years, j reach Calgary next year ana as-soon, admire very much the enterprise as that is done they will, carry on, shown by-the Lethbridge Board of! their construction toward Lethbridge, Trade, which has been such as has (and the south. mail clerk left the car lor an transfer mail to the other packages were addressed 10 Fairfax and Selmont. has not yet been traced. The money SENATORS FAVOR CANADIAN NAVY Ottawa, Nov. dav commenced a series Senate to- ot" speeches on the address in reply to the Speech Westminster Road. He did not want j otlier irom thc Throne. Senator G. W. j to see a scattered city but a consoli- 1 one Ross in moving thc address dwelt 1 dated one. There was already a cross ,.o1 lareelv with the. question of ing at that place and we should not fc i try to embellish somethin tnat we ada should build her own nav- in more tcuUrlv to R. He asked me how in an exhibit- to the recent] with the construction work the UF-i Drv Farming Congress -at Billings, R. was doing in the CO. TO .MPROVE SHOP METHODS It is understood province this Hudsoir-s Bay Board has held spe- rv m Montana where Lethbridge cat) turedj year. I told him that I was meetings to consider Bnrndge's the first prize for wheat. That with what they were something to be proud of, and added that this was the first on shop methods in Canada. It is regarded us not probable that was well worth striving for. But year that they had done se. He company will accept any offer, to Southern me, as I believe he has alreadv told j howeWT favorable for its company. ;y obviously is its shop methods the keen compe- stores. seems; this province T frel very grateful to the Lrthbrid- Board of Trade for thc and the G.T.P., be. kep, the active part they have taken in ad- active in building lines in this prov- vancine the interests of Alberta. Since. "I am csDcciallv Erased to be with; By counting up all the railway con- ___' j-. -_. 4 Is 1C- T'AO r in honoring your .member. Buchanan. I not intend politic? for T non-political of LothbrMgc. Kever vrt have I been He yet, guilty of delivering a partisan ad- dress., and T have always had a warm focling toward my political oppon- ents. They have treated me generous- ly and I have a deep feeling of grati- tude. vear Mr istniction in the province this imom, m talk j vou will find that five hundred miles j North prcsuiin i7 thit IWs is .1 of steel have been laid this year. U.wcrc confined to speeches by tliat 1ft trat- Laurier, Sir FIRST LIBERAL CAUCUS NovJ. Lib- eral caucus of. the session was held this morning. John Tolmie, M. P. for Proceedings Sir Richnrd ders made by that body should be put into operation immediately. He would make all appeals entered within thir- ty days of the award and then only on serious questions of law. Anoth- er bill seeks to amend the legislation of last session regarding crossing pro- tection having for its object thc ex- emption of municipalities from any share in the cost of such protection. Mr. Grabam immediately entered ob- jection to this bill as it. would defeat thc underlying principle of a joint bearing of the cost. The solitary piece of government legislation was the motion of Mr. Templeman that on Thursday he wilt move the House takes up the follow- ing resolution on which a bill will be founded amending the inland revenue act as follows: "Thc person in whose favor a lie- ense is granted for an excise bonded warehouse not included in the descrip- addrcss approved of the naval resolu- vho werc to ]ivt. must be tion of the premises in otjlioil adopted by Parliament last {n.ciiitjcs for reaching the busi- However energetic they were they I extent to which they will enter upon ust remember that a camp divided I public ownership of utilities. Gen- eral opinion as reflected in the press a change in the municipal form of government. The old British system combiniiij; the legislative ancl administrative duties of govern- ment has grown out of itself and a change is demanded. I am pleased to notice that the aspirant for the mayoralty of the city, and a most- worthy aspirant he is, has come out in favor ot a change. Whether ii will be a Board of Control or a com- mission or what is known as the Des Moines system is for the electors to determine, but there must be a change. would not have to contend with them. Sometimes during municipal elections he nad heard of a divided Lethbridge. But whether one district considered that it had been neglected or not was no reason why it should place itscii in a different sphere. He want- ed no North Ward here but a Leth- bridge, one and undivided, all work- ing to inaks: Lethbridg-o grow. The suggestion had been made to him that the talked of subway be'placed on fence, claiming that although was not technically but actually ajings was lf the would nation, her nationality should be-extend westward on the north side rounded oft" by thc creation of an cf-jof the track there must be a cross- ficicnt naval force. He believed Can-jmff more centrally located. It would Ix; necessary to supply central facil- ities. It should be as nearly iown shipyards and vessels should not: the east and half be imported except in case of cmer-1 as jf the city was to be- gcncy. Armor plate and everything I come consolidated the North Ward except perhaps thc armament should I must be carried west. The opening be built in Canada. While under Westminster Road M a two-sided business street had resulted in the present settlement, in that area. When be a unit for the defence of the lanf] dircctly west of the busi- sccii-on was open, as he it, must shortly V1. the peo- control ot Canada, the naw should; if required. Senator Boycr, who seconded the which a license had been issued to sion. At present 'Canada was no Of the town. The people him; under this act, shall upon receiv- furthcr in matters of naval North Ward would reap the ing the license pay to the collector defcncc than in aild it the sum 01 fifty dollars.' he an maitcL' TOL Revise Rules an enemy to threaten Canada from It is cxpectw! the. estimates will! the sea. As to tln> proposal of a di- bc brought down by Mr. Fielding. rect contribution 10 the British na- Mr. McLean (Huron) has's'iven-no-j vy Senator Boycr declared it thc benefit of this in common with, t-ho. matter ]Tas is mucn larger characterized by blunders the burden of which has been very serious. I refer public ownership of utilities. Public Ownership Lethbridge, has made a good start by putting in and preparing its own waterworks .system' and later by -tak- ing over the electric light and.' power business. Now the question is whe- ther the city will keep or lease the control of the franchise for transpor- tation within the city. The who desire to'enter upon the enter- prise of handling the transportation problem in the city are to be con- gratulated on their enterprise and ia this matter I do not wish to speak personally as I believe that the men who are behind thc enterprise' of the street railway are honest and sincere in their desire to serve the city by providing transportation over its tice of a resolution calling for acorn- j hardly consistant with mittce of five to revise thc rules ofj of a country to hire others to dprond by thftm> They Parliament, with a view of simplify- Senator Loughccd adjourned the streets. I wish to discuss the matter purely jroni the '-Standpooint. of a rest. wished to point out that j citizen of Lethbridge. t.liip city liad had a progressive coun-j Detroit-, Cleveland and other cities cil in the past few years. Old timers, have int-erurban railways by which not slow as they composed the i the farmers bring their produce rap- u-as larger .part of that council and most! idly and oxpeditiously to the mar- dignity >if larger buildings were being kets in the city. This matter not only of transportation within the but early next vear they will be operated in proper shape. "We arc all optimists in Alberta, and in all western Canada. It is a splendid thing and we have no use for wright. and Sir Wilfrid urged W. S. Fielding. I _. the members to ing proceedure, curtailing unnecessary debate. civn close attention to their Parlia- mentary duties so that the business of the session would be rushed. There shor scs- Sir Richard Carr-wright said thc in- sions and saving of the people's bill would introduced in money. It was necessary to this to lay the foundations for a ig city. The support that the people have jriven them in this expenditure ncv. the. Senate as soon as Hie debate bc in thft {uture the man who grouses. It is a man's was no discussion of vital questions. bor Qn pViblic works. (Continued on Pagt 3.) Mr Vcrvillo will once more intro-i the address was over. It i i ducc his bill respecting hours'of la- substantially the same bill as last year with a few minor changes. it wore, found necessary. Sometimes it wa-s 'ot advantage to call a halt to city bnt also of bringing the produce and people to the. city is of very great importance. What will we do? We-propose to give a franchise giv- ing to a corporation the absolute con- trol of the transportation to and' (Continued ors Page Five.) ;