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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta Daily Herald LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1909. NO. 297, TAFT SHUNTS GOMPERS ASIDE B. C. EXECUTIVE WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY Liberal Convention to be Held Decide Course of Opposition to j Victoria. B. C., Nov. special meeting of the executive is to be held j Wednesday, when it is expected that j all ministers will be' again m the capital excepting Dr. Young. Ar- rangements will probably not be an- nounced for some weeks. There is no authority for the statement made in the morning paper that Cotton will become finance minister. As a matter of fact H. H. Watson of Van- couver, may enter the cabinet as well as W. R. Ross, of Fernie. A Liberal convention is to be called shortly 10 decide the course of the opposicion. It is probable that Brewster will resign in Alberni to permit "the placing of the party lead- ers, should Oliver reconsider his de- Washington, dent is urged by petitions represent- to Vancouver to testify in the Green Sherman Act Will Be Left To the Courts RATEPAYERS DISCUSS THE_STREET RAILWAY Necessity Of Connecting With Outside Towns Versus With- holding An Exclusive Franchise-Council Evenly Divided On Matter CITY MAY PURCHASE ROAD Street Railway Company of Kingston Will no Longer Run Cars OQ _TK T> tenninzition to withdraw from politics, -j. me McBride will go on Monday ing labor t-o incorporate in his an- nual message to Congress certain fea- tures of law for the extension oi the eight, hour labor law and 'for certain changes in the matter of injunctions. President Gompc-rs, of the Ameri-j can Federation -of Labor, submitted! a number of matters. The most im- posing one of these was concerning the issuance of injunctions by federal judges, particularly as they apply to personal liberty and their use in the 'settlement of disputes 'between em- ployers and employees. He also ask- ed exemption organizations from certain provisions of the Sher- man anti-trust act. It is said, however, the president has practically decided that his mes- sage to Congress will make 'no detail- j ed recommendations regarding the j Sherman. Act. His decision is based largely upon t-he fact that there are pending in the Supreme Court of the United States and on their way to that highest tribunal a number of im- portant cases involving the interpre- tation of that law. vs. and shortly after visit Yale to confer with his constituents. It is not yet announced which seat he will retain, but it is believed he will hold Victoria, .throwing the Yale seat open. The Caledonian Hall packed to the doors with ratepayers eager to hear and talk street railway about the proposed franchise. For the most part the meeting was satisfac- tory. The auestions propounded were p wurt The by-law had been j council by a company, the course of business with it. It was well known satisfactorily answered, and the ut-! where he-stood on the question. Aid. Oliver Speaks j City Could Not Build Line Aid. Oliver was the first to speak j Tbv city -had not the money now to on the discussion at the conclusion of establish such a system, nor would it the reading, brought to t Kingston, Nov. tonight Kingston will be without street cars, as the company has decided to close down the road owing to the refusal of the city counJBk) give a straight five-year without provisions. refuses to accept any provisions in the agree- ment, and this morning H. W. Rich- ardson, president, issued a notice that no cars would run after tonight, when the present agreement expires. This opens the way to the city purchasing tlu? road at scrap-iron value, and there is a likelihood of this being done. i CABINET WILL PROROGUE HOUSE have for some years to come. The available tnoney would have to go for civic improvements for a time. If a AN AID TO NAVIGATION Montreal. Nov. year the season of navigation un the St. Law- rence was increased two weeks by the use of un ice-breaker, the Mont- calm. So well satisfied are the au- DEATH WAS ACCIDENTAL Of Jury In Case Of Death Of Engineer Frank i Padget most good nature prevailed. Senti- ment was fairly well divided, for and against- the franchise. All expres- sions of sympathy -with the munici- pal ownership principle idea were most: heartily applauded. There were many, however, who support the prin- ciple as a but apparently be- lieve that there are times, when it should not.apply. They showed their approval of the statements of Messrs Iv-es, Bowman, Hatch and Oliver, j when they spoke to that effect. The majority of those present, judging j from the way they received the speakers was apparently opposed to the granting of this or any other' street railway franchise. He private corporation could i thorities with the result of last year's fiti- u... .1...__U'Orlc that fl-mv h'n-A ..__ city could, bin. there took the same.stand now for other things far more import- pal ownership of all public utilities, Tui.s drawing in of outside as he- had taken years ago. j business now would later mate the His, remark that the company now street railway a more valuable as- held a charter for a radial railway set for the city to own. What Guarantee to Buikt A. Frayne wanted to know what work that they have decided r.o use two vessels this year, the Lady Grey and the Montcalm. and it is that they will be able to the season by a considerable time. outside the city was objected to by Mr. Simmons, whoVheld that by 'the provisions of the railway act that! guarantee in money cr bonds the charter was now dead. The chairman company had given that a line would stated that the question before running -in the next two years. meeting'was not to. settle that point IMr- Bowman didn't think they would but to decide whether or not to asked for the franchise if they grant this franchise. had had no grounds to work on. They "Aid. Oliver in resuming his remarks' had guaranteed all expenses in put- stated that none of the council were .ting it to the people. The agreement pledged to support the by-law. Favors the Franchise The city with its present po'pula- TO Sydney, X. S., Nov. H. Pluin- rner, president of the Dominion Iron and Steel Co., on Saturday entertain- ed at a private dinner all the heads of departments of the steel plant and discussed with them confidentially the plans for the expansion oof the plant and the work generally for the future- A second rod mill will be established. The steel company, said Mr. Plummer. have sufficient orders in hand to keep the plant working Wits full capacity until the end ofo next summer. The coroner's jury returned Ald> in calli the verdict last night on. the death of fog to orderi stated fte e Frank Padget, killed at Kipp on Sun-j the coming logether for t] j sion of the proposed street railway The responsibility was not fixed for _ franchise. The council was entirely the fatality and a verdict of purely neutral-in regard to this franchise. A j accidental death returned. j request had been made to them to j No one appears to have seen the ac-j submit- a by-law granting a twenty- I cident or to have noticed the man'un- year franchise. The ratepayers were til the train pulled out. The man-j to judges of its merits or de- gled body was first discovered by th'e.'mttrits. Any person in the .audience Diamond City train crew who ae j "would have the privilege ..of asking once informed the police. Five minutes before the accident he had given orders to the conductor to pull out a car on the steel track and was st-en no more after he had passed alongside the engine. any quest-ion he wished on this sub- ject. He then asked Aid. Hatch to take the chair. Aid. Hatch Mr. Match stated that he wanted to sre an honest harmonious The supposition is that he had made sion of the by-law. Therefwas a rea- an attempt to step on to the foot- son for rushing the matter .at? this did not feel FIFTEEN RUSSIANS HANGED Feliow-Prisoner Volunteered to Act as Executioner Saratov. European Russia, Nov. prisoners were hanged here today. A fellow-prisoner volunteered and served as a public hangman. Two men convicted of lynching have been condemned tc death. board of the pilot and had' lost his too tine; and fell beneath t-he wheels of i the cars. Mr. Padget came to Lcthbridge from V-cgreviile for the construction i work on the new line- He. was a compc- time. The city tent to go into it. They were to dis- cuss whether to grant a franchise or the municipality to 'build a street railway. He did not. consider a matter nounccd later- MORLEY COMBATS THE AMENDMENT it municipal married man and his Wife was living] wisdom in the city to seek to ex- at that place. i tend beyond its limits in Funeral arrangements will be an- i lnjs_ jf citj. beyond its limits it must exchange business with suburban railroads. Thau was the main object of the scheme, to connect thtf city with out- side points. A street' railway built within the limits would not pay. The exchange, of business with an outside company would require the entering into a contract for a number of years. Council Xot Fostering Scheme He could not draw the distinction between an'" agreement for operating ov-t-r the line and the granting of a franchise. There was an opinion abroad that the scheme had been ________________ promulgated by the city council. I That was not so. It- was their plain London, Nov. Morley, of j wen- about to prefer. He dilated on; -duty to so shape it, that in t-he Blackburn, secretary of slate for In-line importance of the struggle as event, -of its becoming a law it would dia, departed from this rule tonight, viewed- both at home and abroad and. he in the best shape as such. The when on behalf of the government hejcalU-d attention to the fact that for-: matter had been carefully considered re-opened the budget debate. Again i t-ign nations were watching the liu' council and an outside solici- today there was a large attendance j come of the conflict to see whether i tor. It was now up to the ratepay- of peers and peeresses and general! thvrt- would bo any change in to decide whether they should public. Hand's fiscal policy. Five Points in Amendment i Hv quoted Burke to the effect that The amendment which the House of tin- House of Lords had no right in Lords proposed to pass, said Morley, any sonse K. the. disposition of the though it contained but a couple of j public pursv and contended that if lines, involved no less than five points j there was one thing that could not each in 'turn constituting a most ra-j wisely br submitted to a referendum dical departure from constitutional it was the budget, with all its corn- usage and practical convenience. In pl.-.vitit-s. In addition, a referendum would wrakt-n what was most Import should in itself be strong enough to hold them. They roust do t-he work or lose the franchise. Railway Connection Already Jas.-Barclay stated that there was iion could not undertake such a con- j struction. This company having -a i charter for the outside district would Z, "HWay, draw an immense trade to the city. That was going to mean a whole lot to the city. It .would help to build Ou-r the Ro-val Collieries proposed to be Why not have the corn- JUDGE HARD Strong Statement Made By Judge Taylor Al Edmonton Edmonton, Alta., -Nov. as a class received severe censure from His Honor Judge Taylor in the district court this morning. The it up better than anything he knew run spccial trains from these, of. There were times when benefit! t0 the city on arose in connection with :thc Hatch replied that it wouldn't would be obtained 'for-the city by granting a franchise and granting it j ver7 polky for lhe operation in ;t0 run such Adjustment of Profits quickly. This- road in bcicase of Blais vs. a bad been served on Richard Der- i ouin or his father, Frank Dcrouin. Considering the Form Of the King's Speech London, Nov. cabinet met in Downing Street at noon today for the purpose of discussing the form of the King's speech proroging the par- liament. All of the members with the exception of Sir Edward Grey, Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, were present. The cabinet-remained in session un- til! two o'clock. Meanwhile the crowd I waited outside cheering the ministers and at t-he same time hoping for a suffrage outbreak which however fail- ed to materialize. The House of Lords convenes at 4 o'clock. While the government has not "an- nounced whether it proposed an ad- journment or the prorogation of par- liament, today's reports are to the effect that .the latter course is cer- tain. It is believed that Premier Asqtiith will see King Edward tomorrow. Both chambers will hold short ses- sions Friday' for the reading of the King's speech. POISONED Offers Big Reward to Catch the prlts Cul- the next would be of im- mense benefit. Aid. Bowmau Supports Measure i Aid, Bowman wished to add a few W. C. Simmons asked what was plan of adjustment, of the profits be-1 twc-en the radial and city lines. Mr. i The Dcrouins had sworn one -way and bailil! Judge Taylor out of hundred bailiffs would court that they had served g this franchise it had oc- curred to the council that it might mean more to the city's benefit than the parting with its right to the streets. The growing mining centres in the ed outside. All that was arranged for was a percentage on the traffic in, the city. Mr. Simmons also wished to know what protection the city Unconstitutional On Five Different Lord Salisbury neighborhood of the city would employ a great many men. The question resolved itself to this, whether the city, was-'going to lose more by withholding the franchise than they would lose if that terri- tory were cut oft from the city. There were not many franchises in which the city was given its own way to the extent that this one gave. iVith an easy means of egress to out- ride points there were many people .vho would prefer to live in t-he city rather than at those outside points' vlu-re. their work was. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH j ouin for S260 for .two surgical opera- j t'ions and being unable to recover the money from Richard, who is a min- Is Being Established By the Saskatchewan Govern- ment the first place the amendment allo- cated to the House of Lords the tax- ant to maintain, namely a sense of power. Next it assumed the j responsibility in the House of Com- ers 10 d-ecide whetr. pass it or not. He then called on the, secretary, G. W. Robinson, to read the bylaw and the audience might dis- cuss it clause by clause. This meth- od was objected to by Mr. Simmons who thought that they could not in- telligently discuss the matter with only one clause, before them. The chairman accepted the objection and the by-law was accordingly read through. Regina, Nov. answer tc a question of the leader of ihe Opposi- tion in the Legislature to-day, Pre- mier Scon, stated that a meeting had been arranged tor Wednesday, Dec. 1. had in the matter of paying interest. on bonds. What share would they be i at tbe top- liable for Mr. Ives stated that they were not responsible for any of the interest. If the company could earn a hundred thousand dollars then the city took its percentage of five per cent. If they didn't pay that the exclusive na- ture of their franchise ceased. Company Might Control Council .1. W. Boulton wanted to know if the company was bound-for sure to live up to its agreement. In one clause' it was stated that the council might! .relieve the company against the rc-j j suit of not fulfilling its agreement. All they to do was to control the council and they could do what j they pleased. Mr. Ives explained j that if a clause of that nature did {not exist it might be a serious dis- advantage to the city. If it were in j the interests of t-he city to thus re- lieve them it would not do to cut! j them off from that privilege. If they j i couldn't trust the city council they j i must got hold of some other form of municipal government. (Cries, "That's what we ''Yes. but not because you can't trust youi council." Mayor Willing to Assign His Share He had been authorized by the mayor to make a statement that, as his connection with t-he company had been unkindly spoken of he was will- ing to assign at once to the Gait never had t-he copy served. One of the counsel told how the bailiff had served a writ last week by putiing staircase while Issued against Dr. A. Blais it on the foot of a lhe person it was Wash., Nov. B. Hopper, .veteran guide and bear slay- er of Spokane, who has killed more big game in California, Washington, Oregon. Idaho. Montana and; British Columbia during the last 35 years than any ten men in the country, lias hit the trail to punish the miscreants responsible for the poisoning of three of his hounds, valued at Two other dogs of the pack ate of the poisoned food, but Hopper succeeded in saving their lives. Hopper -was with a party of eastern sportsmen on a bear hunting expedition in the ity of where the an- broutrht action against Richard Der-iinials were killed. The party was driving along-the county road when the lantern went out and Hopper stopped at a farm house for oil. Shortly afterward one of the party or, brought against his father. The called" attention to the dogs, but casc was adjourned. -fore aid reached them three of the '_____________ animals died. Hopper has posted a Th. PTr> T -v I reward of S500 and has enlisted coun- rnt Cr.T.P. steel was laid to Cam- ty officials and officers of the Humane rose yesterday. j Society in the search. NEARLY A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS Building Permits For For Eleven Months Is To reach the million and a quarter mark for 190S, it will be necessary j to have building permits during the month of December. The total amount of building mils' issued for the month of Novem- ber is This is not as large for only jas last month's figure but considering the lateness of the season shows re- markable building activity still. The year's total is now for per- j the eleven months to date. THE FASCINATING "CORNER' between the members of the provin- Hospital, if the city desired cial government- and the executive of j cry dollar that he held in the com-f the Grain Growers' Association rcl-jpany, without charge. i ative to the elevator question. i this afternoon's session, of At the WARNER NEWS it, ment Opposing It jAldridge closed last Sunday. Rev. jAldridge started on the return trip to Workmen's Tickets j Chicago. .Nov. anti-corner j .his home irj Churchdam, Iowa, in S. W. Tuckwell wanted to know why I amendment to the rules of the board provincial Legislature four bills were the clause As to the Lords' ron tent ion that its sitting action would arrest the wave of So- power of enforcing penal dissolution i by refusing supplies. There must be no parliament whenever the parliamene had the misfortune to oialism, h.- refused to believe that- displease their lordships of the sec- j British artisans were of a- predatory ond chamber, and again, if these pro- or Socialistic disposition, but. even positions are proved they are chang- granting that the fnisery existing am- ing repretentative supremacy into an ons somo produced a move- oligarchy and non-representative su-jnu-nt into Socialism, premacy. Finally, said Lord Morley, i wise for the Lords to take up a po- riding they are throwing out of gear whole financial machinery for examined and passed their second reading. The most important of these was respecting public health. Attorney- General Turgeon, in moving the sec- ond reading of t-hc bill, said he. was quite aware of the fact that he was about to explain a project to tbe House which every member would be keenly interested in. The bill con- tained four principal decisions. It; it was hardly sale repeating and personating in this i provi.dcd for rhc crc.ation of govern-i tickets had been (Continued providing for made his home the evening train Monday. Workmen are now busy on Pacre 6) 's Crooked Work Done At Fernie Ghouls Operate Kt-rnic, B. C., Nov. the! election, rumors are rife as to whole- Jt is stated on good author- men t machinery and local machinery thejsiuon ox-posing them to the charge of jty thal J0hn Harrington, the So- Uv hereby the health of the province is I th isirainins t-ho constitution as cham- to be looked after. It divided the workmen's i of was defeated at. a special ineffective, [ballot today by a vote of 409 to 359. Kuurch, which is to be erected here i The proposed rule provided that in j The new church when completed win :case of a, or "corner" inibe one more great improvement in commodity a committee would jour city. I determine the value of that commod- j V T> r> In Great Falls Sir" fan unjust deal or "corner" he could eve.nings of every week. ______ !lx, s deal ot matter is J j now on hand and more has been or- sensamon shroud-, ,'dered. The Reading Room will give K! in mystery. On Wednesday night CAR STORY ial1 lovers of literature a chance of last week t.he bodv of the little j i to spend many pleasant and profitable child of Mr. and Mrs." Harficld Con-j W1TH A MORAL !evenings. rad, the grandchild of "Lr" Mrs- F- Great Kails has year. Taxes had been collected on pions of the rich against the poor. the authority of the House of Com-; mure triumphant the major- for Lord Lansdowne's amend- saiu Lord Morloy, "the huficr 1 rhc disparity bet-ween the members of 'the ntjvernmer.t- and the members of would be the political scandal." Lord MnrU'v concluded his speech cialist candidate is preparing to con-j test t4iis election and that he wil! 1province G. mons by custom and not by law, ity all went on regularly until an appro-'mm priation bill was passed when the re suit became a law. In the words of 'the late Lord Salts bury, said the speaker, t-hc two cham- bers could'not have voi'es in the fin- ancing of the government, because, "the Lords belong too much to one when jomorrow wpn fh-it the House' of Cotn-i battle. nas been said that tnc itoubt minority of Lib-. Con skier able money was bet on' the into different kinds of dis- jtricts, each different kind being sub- appear before the Returning to differen, Qf regulations. tomorrow by counsel and will make j u provided for a way in which ex- thorough examination of the should be incurred and sundry turns from each polling division of j methods of looking after sundry the rlistrir.t. It is stated that one man voted at Ft-rnie, Coal Creek, and Ha r field Con- j Mr. and Mrs. Conrad, former well known Camel Was Invited Into the Tent s of Lpthbridgc. was stolen j, and is Welcome its grave in the Great Falls ce- -r.-.v-cv'-.- away in thf with them. The the creation of a bureau of public j whole affair is absolutely dark and j Hosrm-r, and that well known men in j health presided over by a minister of i the police, after following every I pp-ears that two men i Mofftreal. Nov. city .of Montreal's application to the superior 'courr for an injunction restraining the Montreal street railway from op- crating freight cars on the streets was today dismissed by Judge For- :in. The was rather a pecul- metery. It drove to the cemetery, took tools from the carmaker's cottage, opened the grave anrt took the little body iar tho the city had ordered company to carry freight for it, with an impressive warning are guilty of double voting. It j' the crown, the' chief official of which [known chic are utterly non-plussed. Jin the shape of macadam stone, and -1 r-" the curtain fell on is stated that the. Socialist party is they would know preparing to unearth the whole affair for and to see that every man guilty of a prolonged violating .the Election Laws-, is pros- secretary resumed ecu ted to the full extent of the law. had been perhaps mons repeal the Septennial j his seat Act, but the repealed-that Act was! peers broke into enthusiastic Uic very operation that the Lords cheers. and it is now a puzzling proposition to the stake holders how to settle. would be designated Public commis-! Mr- Conrad is prepared to spend a i the company bad built cars for this sioner of health. This bureau would i very large amount of money to sc- have, such other officials as might be j cure the culprits, deemed bv the Licut.-Govcrnor neces- sary for the carrying out of the act. It is not known what the motive of the crime is but as the child was a great favorite of its grandparents it Full returns in Birtle, give Malcom, is thought that the ghoul's intention Liberal, 162 majority. is to hold the body for ransom. its services, as well as collecting a percentage of its freight the street cars effecting a saving of per cent, on the city's stone. Judge Fortin held that the city had failed to prove that it suffered any damage by the carrying of freight. 'Kingston. S. Leffingwel! entertain a g people at her home lancing and card- playing being the amusements. Mrs. Lust entertained a number of friends at dinner Thursday, and here's wishing 'that Thanksgiving came of- tener. 1 It gives one a chill to read of the snow storms and blizzards over the great regions east and southeast of us, while here we arc enjoying warm beautiful weather and no snow. Of course.everybody can't live in Alberta but there is still room for many thousands. Several more new buildings will be built very soon, the scarcity of labor being a cause of delay. Miss N. S. Aylcsworth. a relative of the minister of Justice, was struck by a train and fatally injured at ;