Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
UTe Lethbridge Daily Herald LETHBRID3E, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1909. NO. DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE STATES Do Not Fear the Im- position Of Maxi- mum Tariff THREW INTERRUPTER DOWN THE STAIRS Victoria, Nov. George Oliver, a socialist smote George Bell, a promin- ent Liberal worker, in the (heat of an argument-at tine Liberal rally tonight, Oliver was tak- en and thrown bodily down the stairs from the hall. Ottawa, Ont., Nov. pros- pective attitude of the U. S. towards the French Canadian trade convention which is to he ratified by Parliament this session was brought up in -the Senate today by Senator Lougheed OR address in reply to the speech from the throne. Mr. Lougheed called attention to the persistence of reports, that in retaliation the United States would impose their maximum tariff against Canada. The evident spirit behind the American tariff was one which could not be admired. He wanted improvement of the trade relations with the Mother country and Canada. Senator Lougheed called attention to the fact that Canada had developed her trade in-the face of hostile Am- erican legislation and he hoped that the Canadian 'government would not humiliate the Dominion by approach- ing the United: States to ask the 'ben- efits of the minimum tariff. Sir Richard Cartwright, who re- plied to' Senator Lougheed stated that Canada was committed to the ratification of the treaty. The best American authorities were of op- inion that the treaty of this sort did not necessarily call for the placing of Canada among the list of nations ag- ainst which -the maximum American tariff could be imposed. However if they-chose to do so, the United States would probably be the greater sufferer as was indicated by the figures of trade between the two countries. In any event the policy of Canada should be to regulate their own affairs in their own best inter-' ests and without very great regard for what was done by other countries. Sir Richard expressed "himself as heartily in accord with the expressed by Sir Wilfrid Laurier some years ago, that Canada should no longer go to Washington as a suppli- cant for trade favors. Senator Lougheed in his speech de- plored the era, of extravagance, de- claring if apparent government pro- gramme was carried ovjt thi debt would soon be increased by five hun- dred millions. He deferred any com- ment on the naval proposal brought down. Sir Richard Cartwright stated in view of the large expenditures plann- ed it was not probable that the go- vernment would enter upon the con- struction of the Georgian Bay Canal until the. National Transcontinental was finished. While circumstances did not obviate need for prudent and reasonable econ- omy in the administration of Affairs, he thought every one would agree that Canada had entered upon an era of progress and prosperity and that the programme was altogether war- ranted by it. The insurance bill was read the first time and comes up for a second reading on Friday. To Discuss the Street Rail way Franchise-Board Ot Trade Acts BALFOUR OUT FOR TARIFF REFORM Agrees With L o r d s' Decision To Reject the Budget BAR R IE, ONT., HAS A BIG FIRE Allandale, Out., Nov. A serious lire occurred in a block west of the G. T. R. station in BarritV on Duniop St. The block contained the Crystal Palace, Gas Works office, C. P. R. Ticket Office, the G.N. W. telegraph office, the Ga- zrtie printing office and Arm- strong's barber shop All were tamed. The loss is not yet ascertained tout is great. The caust- is unknown. MITCHELL IS STRONG FOR BOYCOTT (Special to the Herald) "Fernic, B. C., Nov. J. D. ,Hurd. for the past two years general manager of the C. N. P. Coal Co. here, has severed his connection with the company and has left with his family for St. Paul and Chicago. The people of Ferine regret very much the loss of Mr. Kurd. has accom- plished a' great deal during his stay here towards bringing the company and the citizens of the town to a much better understanding with each other and has in many ways bettered the relations between the company and -the miners as well as its rela- tions with the other companies. Mayor Henderson will be asked bv the Board of Trade to call a public meeting as soon as possible to dis- cuss the proposed street railway fran- chise. This is the substance of a mo- tion passed at the general meeting of the Board of Trade to-day, which was introduced by A. Tilley and seconded, by W. A. Hamilton. In introducing his motion Mr. Til- ley said that this was the biggest proposition thalf has been up before the people and they do not thorough- j ly understand it and the average per- j son cannot make much out of the by- j law itself as published. He suggest-' ed that the Board of Trade call a meeting, but President Nourse ad- vised asking the mayor to do it as it has not been the policy of the j Board to meddle in municipal poli- j tics. Mr. Hamilton suggested thatJ arrangements be made to have the facts presented to the meeting as the people had not yet been taken into the confidence of the council as to the facts that have upon which they based their decision to submit the by-law (to the people. 1 Aid. Oliver said that the council; had' -agreed to submit the by-law on- j ly on condition that the company re- imburse them for all the expense of He favors public ownership, "but recognizes that if the city 'wants to own its street railway it 'will be Kev- j eral years before they can build it. i F.'Sick expressed himself as straight j against giving the franchise to any j company. The city could get the j money to build it itself. Omaha Exhibition With regard to the sending of the exhibit to Omaha, Secretary McNicol announced the the management charged a square foot- for exhibi- tion space, which would amount to for the Lethbridhe space. This had not previously been considered, but the 0, W. Kcrr Co., from their head office at Minneapolis, without, solicitation, has offered to pay the amount- This, he considered a good i cndorsatioh of the exhibit. He lias i his samples of wheat and oats and leaves en Saturday for Omaha. The Board had applied to council for a grant of S400 towards the exhibit, and- had the promise of it. He also remarked regarding the statements of some of the neighboring towns that Lethbridge was "hogging it" with regard to the Billings exhibit, that thev had been asked to come in on it but had not even acknowledged the invitation. Mr. Xour.se announced that he and Mr. Downer were going to make a canvas to get the balance of the money. The real estate men and the banks especially will be asked. They had applied to ihi- C.P.R. for assist- ance, as it was the- only railway company that would got business as a result. In reply the company had offered free transportation for three i delegates as far as Portal. As only, one was going, they had -asked for a j cash contribution. The C.P.R. has j done nothing for us in this way be-; fore, and they are the ones who will get the benefit. London, Nov. striking point in Mr. Balfour's speech at a great meeting at Manchester -to-night was the admission that tariff reform is the only practical alternative to Chancellor Lloyd-George's budget, an important admission which seems to indicate that the leader of the op- position in the House of Commons has at least been won over to accept- ance of tariff reform as a plank in the Unionist platform. The rest of the speech was mainly a repetition of Mr. Balfour's denunciation of the budget which has figured in previous Unionist speeches and a special ap- peal to his audience" try the represent- ation that tariff reform would be es- pecially beneficial to the cotton in- dustry, which was seriously threaten- ed by the European, American, and Japanese and the crowning difficulty of obtaining sufficient supplies of raw material. Mr. Balfour contended that G-erman and American prosperity had grown up with the imposition of high protective duties. He gave the party no special lead for the coming cam- paign, but expressed approval of Lord Lansdowne's motion to reject the budget. It would be fatal to the country's institutions if it was de- prived of power to say that some matters were so grave as to necessi- tate an appeal to the people, and he intimated that the main' function of j the second chamber was to see that the government of the country was a popular government. Speaking of the budget, Balfour said it was a combination of finance and muddle-head. He thought dealing with licenses was abominable and un- .just. The idea that the lot of man could be improved by destroying pri- vate ownership of land was perfect folly. No man should be taxed ac- to kind of property where his wealth happened to be invested.. The issue raised by the budget could not be decided bv the Chinese labor ma- jority of inOO, whatever would be the result of the trial which was going to take place. MR. CROSS SEEKS REDUCED RATES For Workmen's Compensation Insurance-Reason For Edmonton, Nov. C. W. Cross, attorney general, returned to the city yesterday from the east. During his trip east the Attorney General interviewed a number of the Canadian agents of English insurance companies -with a view of securing a reduction on rates for insurance hold- ers through compensation act passed by the legislature. Mr. Cross purposes taking up this feature of -the act to which the most objection was made 'by the opponents of the legislation and he anticipates being successful in securing a reduc- tion of rates. Even In Face Of the Verdict Of Ameri- can Court CHANGES IN QUEBEC CABINET Quebec, Nov. a meeting of the provincial cabinet this morning j the resignation of Hon. L- S. Roy, i provincial secretary, _who has been; appointed judge of Rimouski was accepted. Hon. J. E. Decaric. i Minister of Agriculture, was appoint-j ed provincial Hon. J. j E. Caron, minister without portfolio, j minister of agriculture. j THREE BURNED TO DEATH j NEAR COLLINGWOODj Colling wood. Ont.. Nov. Dancl. near Collingwood, farmer, his j wife and mother-in-law, were burned to death early today in a fire which j destroyed theix homo, -a- short dis- i tance from Collingwood. Toronto, Nov. event of the day in the American Confederation of Labor Convention was the speech of John Mitchell in support of the re- port of the committee on boycotts. Never since the proceedings were in- stituted by the Buck Stove and Range Co. of St. Louis which resulted in his being given a sentence to nine months' imprisonment had Mr. Mit- chell referred to the matter in any speech. The occasion which finally drew him out was the concluding pa- ragraph on boycotts. "Under present -he said "the-boycott is a necessary legal and moral weapon, when other remedies fail and the occasion demands the drastic weapon when other remedies fail and the occasion demands the drastic antidote. We say that whem your case is just and every other remedy has been employed without result, boycott.; when the employees have determined to exploit not only male adult labor but our women and children, and when our reasoning and appeal to -fairness will not stay him, boycott, we say that when social and political conditions become so bad that ordinary remedial measures are fruitless boycott and finally we say we have a right to boycott and we propose to exercise that right." DISMISSED ENGINEER SUES MEDICINE HAT Medicine Hat, Nov. a meet- ing of the city council last pvemnc notice, was given by W. A. Begg, of a suit for damages which would be brought against the city by W. P. Morrison dismissal as city engineer. The position was abol- ished bv the council in October. MARRIED AT CALGARY Calgary, Nov. the Pro-Ca- thedral of the Redeemer at 2.30 this afternoon, a very .pretty wedding was solemnized, when Francis Ethel, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wolley-Dod was married to C. J. R. of Higlh River, formerly of Eastbourne, Sussex, England, eldest son of Major Rooper King, late of the Cameronian regiment. NAMES OF CANDIDATES IN HERALD'S PRIZE CONTE First Grand Gourlay-Angelus player Piano Second Grand Prize To California Or Cash Third Grand Prize Two 25-Foot Lots In Parkdale POWER LINES CANNOT CROSS TELEPHONES R.N.W.M.P- WILL NOT RECRUIT IN ENGLAND Ottawa, Ont., Nov. story from Winnipeg that it is proposed to seek recruits for the Northwest Mounted Police force in Great Bri- tain is denied by Comptroller White. Col. White says no need has arisen for doing this and any resident of the old country who desires to be- come a member of the force must en- list in Canada.___________ Montreal, Nov. Canadian Pacific railway traffic earnings for week ending Nov. 1-i increased 000, compared with same week last vear. Ottawa, Oat., Nov. rail- way commissioners issued an order that no transmission power lines can be b'uilt over telephone wires -without an order from the board. This ap- plies to companies with as well as federal charters. The order may be taken to the supreme court for final decision. SHIPPING DEMORALIZED 1 Owen Sound, Ont., Nov. ping on Georgian Bay is demoralized 1 in consequence of the stormy weather of the past few days, every steamer for this port being long overdue. No anxiety is felt "for the steamers, as it is thought they are lying in shelter .-somewhere. The list- of (MiKiulafc-5 is published today for fhc first time. It will be seen that is not a very Ions one. and that theiv. is plenty of room for con- testant? to enter and win one of the many valuable prizes. This announcement really means the be- of the contest. Many who are interested claim they have not ihe time "to .devote, to securing vows. want to convince you that these prizes can be won with votes secured during your leisure moments. You arc not required to neglect your business or occupation, whatever it is. We want you, when this great contest is finally over, to have "nothing but the best of feeling for The'Herald. This could not be expected were we not fair and square to each and every contestant whose name appears in the list. The Contest De- partment is always at your service in the matter of advice and. suggestions. Do not delay, but fill out a nomination blank and .send it to the Contest Manager.. He will call or write and convince you of the' importance of having your name in the list when it, next appears. You can not afford to miss this opportunity. WHERE THE PRIZES GO The three Grand Prizes will be awarded to the three candidates securing the largest number of votes on paid-in-advance subscriptions and ballots, irrespective of district in which the candidate lives. After the three Grand Prizes have been award- six prizes will be awarded to the next six highest candidates having the highest number of votes in of the two districts. Each candidate is credited with the nomination today. The votes on subscriptions' and ballots will be given Saturday. DISTRICT NO. all the City of Lethbridge: One Writing Desk. One Suit Case. One Silk Umbrella One Diamond Ring One Gold Watch One Morris Chair MISS VIVIAN GIBSON MISS BESSIE CRONKITE ....................I'.OOO MiSS WINNIE HARRISON MISS DOROTHY GLAYZER MISS JEAN WRIGHT MISS ISABEL McCULLOCH MISS CLARA SCHWEITZER ARTHUR HUMPHRIES MISS VIRA DOWSETT MISS EDNA H. G. KILNER MISS MINNIE C. CHARLES ...................................'.000 MISS ROSE-HEATHER MISS HANNAH KERR MISS MARGARET SMITH HARRY MORRIS MISS ISABEL DALRYMPLE MISS SUSAN GILLESPIE MISS HAZEL CUNE MISS ROSE BISSETT MISS OLIVE DAVIES DISTRICT NO. all surrounding towns and territory outside of Lethbridge: One Diamond Ring One Writing Desk. One Gold Watch One Suit Case. One Morris Chair One Silk Umbrella MISS ETHEL M. McKAY, Cranbrook, B. C. MISS ARLIE HUDSON, Purple Springs, Alta. MISS LIBBIE HOLLINGER, Medicine Hat H. A. KANOUSE, Pincher Creek, CHESTER CASE. Claresholm, MISS MARY L. SUNSTRUM, Blair-more, Alta. MISS RENA CONNOR, Warner, THEODORE SUNDAL, Taber, MISS J-ESSIE CARL, Medicine Hat, Alta. MISS ANNIE TOMFOHR, Milk River, Alta. MISS MAGGIE LEE, Cardston, JAMES H. CAMPBELL, Macleod, MISS SUSAN WITBECK, Raymond, MISS VILDA MATSON, Spring Coulee, A. A. COWIE, Cardston, J. BUTLER STONEY, Lethbridge Post Office JAMES GREAVES. Medicine Hat. E. J. DUFFIELD, Spring Ridge, MISS LILLIAN TAYLOR, Medicine Hat, Alta. UNDERGROUND RAIL- WAYS IN TORONTO Toronto, Nov. The City council today decided to ask the ratepayers TO vote on New Years on a proposal to build a tube system of undt-r- ground railways in Toronto. COAL OPERATORS FORM A UNION Important Move Taken At Edmonton-To Confer With Miners Edmonton, Nov. formation of a Northern Alberta Coal Opera- tors' Association, similar to the Western Coal Operators' Association in southern Alberta, was the object of a joint meeting of local coal oper- ators and representatives of District No. S, United Mine Workers of Am- erica which was held in the office of F. B. Smith, evening. The object of the mine workers 'is to have a joint conference with the mine operators to smooth over cer- tain matters over which there is some dispute and to effect the forma- tion of an association of the northern mine operators with which an agree- ment can be satisfactorily made. There are in the city at present. W. B. Powell, president, and C. Stubbs, secretary of district No. IS "United Mine Workers, of America, and W. H. TO RISK LIVES TO GET THE BODIES Brave Men Will Go Down Into Illinois Mine Cherry, 111., Nov. cry ot the desperate widows and orphans of Cherry "Open the shaft, open the be heeded to-day if hu- man lives have to sacrificed, to re- claim the entombed dead. "We are going down in that mine to-day.. We will conquer it or it will conquer us. Unless we succeed we will never come out said Jas. Taylor, Illinois mine inspector to- day. This morning saw risen over the airshaft of 'the .St. Paul a -heavy structure of wooden 'beams, wbicfc- will support grappling tackle to be lowered into the depths. Women, many of them almost in- sane from the grief that has ed them for five days, reached the' scene before the sun rose. "They are going down to get the poor fellows they were told-' Under the direction of the mining spectors of Illinois, the most hazard- ous efforts will be made to satisfy the demands of the bereaved -to re- move; the bodies, after the prelimin- ary exploration into the air shaft last night. The inspectors -and min- ing experts reported encouraging .con- McCluskey, of Rock Springs, Wyom- j-dition, and .it was 'determined to take ing, international organizer of the j advantage of the, low temperature at United Mine, Workers of America, j the bottom of the emergency shaft. men are representing the local mine workers in the negotiations .un- der wav for the formation of the Early to-day it was reported that E.. Y. Williams, who went into thei shaft last night had seen bodies be- SELLS OUT FOR A MILLION Northern Alberta Coal Operators' yond a gaiicry not far from the shaft, sociation, which will serve as a tan- midnight a conference of in- gible body for the mine workers' or- spectors and officials, carpenters, ma- gankation to deal with. sons and sent-for and before morning the work of preparing for the uncertain task of to-day had: !begun. It was proposed to lower two men armed oxygen helmets.. They will enter the galleries and penetrate as far toward the main shaft as they can. If bodies are encountered, they will be fastened to the grappling tackle and raised. The exploration made last night while soldiers guarded the workers, that at the bottom of the: air shaft there was less smoke and gas than at any time since the fire started Saturday. The temperature had also fallen to an unusual degree. In the opinion of mining inspectors who carae here from many states, the mine stftl. is burning .with a consuming fire, and human life cannot endure within it. Owen Sound, Nov. Kil- bourne, of is reported to have sold his interest in the Cana- dian cement merger for a million dol- lars. Mr. who had hold- ings in Owen Sound and three other cement companies, is attending a meeting of the cement merger svndi- cate. MONTANA POFESSROR COMING TO CANADA Great Falls, Nov. ment is made from the Montana Col- lege of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts at Bozeman that Prof. W. J. Elliott, head of the dairy department of the college and principal of the school of agriculture, has sent in his resigna- tion as a member of the faculty, to take effect January 1, when he will take charge of a tract of farming land near "Strathmore, Alta., the property of the Canadian Pacific road. Paul mine must be sealed for an in- definite period before any successful exploration can be conducted. This was the recommendation to the officers of the company yesterday, but the Illinois inspectors realizing the fury that this would arouse among the eiiixens of this section, in- sisted that a last effort be made to rescue the dead. MONTREAL MERCHANT DEAD Montreal., Nov. Lyman, one Montreal's oldest and most res- iH-cred busings mun died suddenly ni'-fhi of In-art failure. 60 yvurs old. Ho was for a time jun-j partner oi Lyju.-m Sons Co.. am! formed tin.; linn of Lyman, Knox Co. liu from the latter un the formation of the National Company, a tV.v years ago. _.---------------------New York, Nov. Thomas BOARD OF MORALITY Lipton has been here for several IN TORONTO weeks to learn the attitude of the members of the New York Yacht Club on the question of modifying the rules governing the American cup con- test. It is not known whether he ob- n WILLING TO CHALLENGE Nov. is fol- lowing the ex.-impk- of Toronto and will havs a. Board oi Morality to su- pervise theatres. moving picture j tained assurance from the club's mem- shows and other similar places. This was decided at u meeting of the police eoimnittee afternoon. bers that a challenge will be received under present racing rules oi the New j York Yacht Club, under which the A CANADIAN BRIEFS number of yachtsmen were -at the pier to" bid Sir Thomas a safe voyage Kcmptvillc, Oht., Nov. i7.-Jarnes Beforc saiUng hc said Mallcy, wanted for alleged robbery ot j challcngc for a racc in 1911. i belonging to the Dominion of ;oursC) t.eii what attitude press Company at C.P.R. station atjthe New York Yacht Club will take Straasburg. Sask., was in this vicin-u mattpj u is up to them> x ty until Monday morning, but has surc the the ques_ not; been seen since. His parents live j C0nsiderati0n. I believe they are just as anxious as anybody else Ottawa. Ont., Nov. The appli- ,._ ____ rm, ______ _, _ cation of the Grand Trunk Railway jftnd for leave to appeal to the am fully awarc that thcy will right thinR_ Court in the matter of the location! would havc chalicngcd for a raCc of its railway through Port William fdr ncxt summcri but it would have was granted in order to test the bm) jmpossibic to RCfa boat ready question of jurisdiction. fof ncxt scason, if thc New York Toronto, Ont., Nov. were j yachtsmen insist on a challenge un- dropped at almost every stopping; der the present, rules for the intema- placc between Parry Sound and tional yacht cup races I would stand onto last night by a Canadian Nor- thern train, which brought 400 away irorf! the "rounds of Northern Ontario. Three baggage cars required to carry thorn. no chance to win and that would not be sport. I' shall issue mv challenge with the largest type of boat, to eon- their were form as far as possible with ideas."