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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta TKe Lethbridge DaUy Herald VOt. Ml. NUMBER 241. LANDS WERE GIVEN BY B.C TORIES COLLIDED AT HIGH SPEED. ,0ct, auto racing at the rate of forty miles AH hour and a train on th i Milwaukee Electric Railway, running at even a higher rate .of speed, collided am ile north of Kenoshtt, Wis., yesterday. As a result Geo. A. Field, a prominent mail of Maiiiiitee, Micli., wan killfcd, and Uie automobile rxlueed to a pile of scrap iron. Gives Answer To RobUn Charges "Toronto, Oct. follow- ing- is included fm Senator reply to Premier fcoblin's re- garding the Crow's Nest coal lands: "The Dominion Government never owned an acre of these lands, and therefore them to anybody, and had no power over granting ot withholding of them. The British Columbia, Conservative Gov- ernment in 1890 granted lands to the extent of ao.080 acm per mile, to aid in the construction of the Crow's Nest and Kootenay Bailway Conv subsequently renamedrthe Brit- ish Railway Co. "Col. Jami Bakery a well known 1 Conservative oI-BntiA.Coliimbia, was the bpiriVih' the company, and from the time of round the financial world endeavor- inf to interest capitalists in the pro j.ct. He went to England and the United States, and J. J. Hill, president of the Great North- ern. "Later hi approached the manage- ment ol the Canadian Pacific, and for three.-years-was in negotiations with" Item -with a view to thtir tak- ing it up; without success. sent him to Senator Cor in 1887. Ttie concession was fh such a position that the coal could be earned by the construction of the line from Coal Creek to the Unit d States border, forty "miles away. The line-in that direction, running with the trend of the val- leys, would not anything .so as across the mountains. The mai- k.t in TJnited., States was alao more aare forty miles of jrailwar could fiacre been built for about HMW mile, which according taV tor critics, far less thaa 4h ttfc tend MARATHON. .Brockton, _ Oct. W O'Meara, of North Cambridge, today won the Marathon race from Boston to this city. Time 2 hours 31 minutes 90 seconds. E. Greier, of Jamaica Plains, was second; Charles Hc-nry, of Lynn, third; and; Samuel A. Melior, of Vonkers, N.Y., fourth'. HON. FRANK OLIVER DELIVERS FINE SPEECH Crowds Could Not Get Into the Hall To Hear the Minister Of the interior Meeting Was a Splendid One C. Simmons the Only Other Speaker ELECTION IN KOOTENAY. Nelson, B.C., Oct. date of tbe election in Kootenay riding for the Federal House was further post- poned from Nov. 3 to Nov. 12, nomi- nation being for October 19, as all over Canada, This announc- ed by Returning Officer John Keen, who declared that the voters' not being ready polling places cannot be fixed. TO MEET AT VANCOUVER. Ottawa, let. Anglican Gen- eral Synod prorogued this evening, Vancouver being decided upon as the next place of meeting providing suit- able rates can bs secured. PITTSBURGH HOWmm __- __ Uce far Natmal leafie PewtBt Grows more Eickmg New York, Oct. is greater uncertainty than ever over the ulti- mate outcome of the almost unprece- dented close-race lor the National League pennant as the outcome oi The cause of Liberaliein in Leth- bridge and the candidacy of W. C. Canada. SimmbnB, the Liberal candidate for the Commons, received a decided im- petus in the meeting held last night. Oliver's Hall was packed to the doors and beyond by an attentive crowd anxious to hear the Hon. Frank Oliver, Minister ol the Interior, dis- cuss the questions at issue in the present electoral contest., And they were satisfied. Men who had aa idea that there was somc-tliing in the charges made by Ames and other Conservative scandalmongers, went away convinced that-the administra- affiirs at Ottawa was as clean '.ind straigh't it was humanly pbs- nble to have them. Mr. Oliver show, d-conclusively that there is a distinct difference between the Liberal and Conservative parties in matters of policy, and that ther policy of the for ner was the policy of progress, de- velopment and equal rights to all. Although not in the-best of form ow- ing to a bad cold, the "first man of the as Mr. Simmons called delivered an excellent speech with telling effect, not only because >f the facts present- jd, but also because of the evident frankness, sincerity and honesty of people, to make a greater and better Will Stay in Power. "Looking forward for the 12 years, for I .expect the Liberals will still be in power then." said Mr. Simons, "if we read the signs the times, will be no more important question 'oV, problem than relating to and. affi cting thu la- 'jcring classes, whkfr in the broad r HOTELKEEPER KILLED. Hamilton, Ont., Oct. 2.-John Has- sington, a Freelton hotelkeeper, was killed in a runaway accident this morning. His. team of horses dashed into a King street car, and he' was hurled to the pavement. His wifj was with him, but escaped injury. WILL DO ALL THAT HE IS ABLE Mr. Oliver To Help the Miners Solve Freight Rate Problem yesterday's overturn in-the relative standing of the three leading teams. Through a. double-header victory ?jttsburg went into first place with i lead of less than a fulf point. Even .hough in New York has i slight advantage, as she has' still four games to play before the end of season, while JPittsburg "and 'Chi have two each only. Should ifew great de- nonstration there, and all returned immensely delighted .with all they had seen and heard.. John Herron spoke at Elinor the other night, and had an audi nee ofjgress of. this city. Without further re- 11 people. not. M.MI LIVES LOST. Bombay, Oct. correspondent of a local wno nas reacn- ed Hyderabad, the capital of thf A. B. McDonald is to tour the coun- ry north-east of here next week ant1 ipenk as follows: Monday, Elinor Tuesday. Bow Valley school; Wed- nesday, Alson school; Thursday, Long school; Friday, Harvey school; ind Saturday, Sharon school, which a busv week for .vill make up "quit him. At the Bourd of Trade meeting this sreek rejiresentatives were present from the C.P.R. and the elevator pro prietors. VTh n the proposal was made to the board that if the fann- ers would keep .their names off the car order books the railway com- oany would guarantee to keep th cleared, and the farniers would get a fixed prie> corresponding to Winnipeg prices, less 3% cents A mass meeting of fanners is to b flooded district, describes that city a? j held here .on Saturday to consider a vast grave. The streets and baz- aars have been transformed into a gruesome mass of stone and mud and decomposed flesh. It is impossibli acciir.itely to estimate the death roll in the stricken district, the com spondent declares, but some natives put it >s high" as fifty thousand. Six the mud at one spot yesterday. The funeral pyres are burning day and night. The damage w estimated at two hundred million this suggestion. The railway p.opie claim that it takes a fanner a very much longer time to load a car than i load out of the elevator, and that this has something to do with th. car shortage. marks from the Liberal Candidate W. C. Simmons, was then introduced. He. addressed himself chiefly to the workingmari and reviewed the labor le- gislation by the Liberal ap- pealing in conclusion to them for support upon the grounds of his honest endeavor to give the working- man hia just. dues. He said in beginning that it was not necessary to prove that during the past twelve years of Liberal rule Canada enjoyed a period o! un- precedented prosperity and expansion alonx almost every line. The pro- phecy of Sir Wilfrid Laurier when he said in the House of Commons, "If I come to power and the principles of Liberalism ate put into operation by a Liberal government, it will not be necessary to have figures to prove that uanada is hnd come true. One has but to look around him to sec that Canada is enjoying marvellous prosperity. The next twelve years will sec the great movement of the consolidation i. of Public Gushing, tH- Works, undei MRS. DUNSMUIR DEAD. Victoria, B.C., Oct. Joar Oliver Dunsmuhv widow, of "the lat Robert Dunsmuir, of Wellington coal mines on Vancouver Island, died this morning. Mrs. Dunsmuir was the richest woman in Canada. She was eighty years of ge, having celebrated her eightieth birthday five weeks ago. At the time >f her death she was engaged in a aw suit .against her son, Lieut.-Gov asking for an W. C. SIMMONS, M. p. P. The Liberal Candidate But I am proud to stiy that the. prv of Alborta. though only charge such legislation wouk. be. ordered that a commission the question thoroughly. This was done and the result is wel1 known. Upon the statute books oi Alberta there rs an eight-hour law that is acknowledged by the laboi leaders to be the best in existence. will not speak at length of the iniilar result obtained in the Work men's Compensation Act but merely say that now with that law in opera ion the workman do's ''not have to ;akt; the time nor bear the expense -f carrying his case from court to court in order to get L-gislation at Ottawa Mr. Simmons regretted that he hac not time to deal with the work e the federal government in labor mat- ters except in a most cursory man- ner. The Liberal government soon r it came into powere recognized the importance of labor interests by appointing a department and minister of labor and established a labor bu reau and now Sir Wilfrid Luurier has promised to make a d partment of labor separate froin other departments and to put .1 minister in charge who shall be the equjj of any minister in the cabinet. Among other legisla- tion that the federal government had passed is a law establishing a fail wage in government contracts and jionths, could have been running. nost.of thejime. Hoping to have the ad of youf valuable and early, as- sistance. Mr. Oliver expressed himself aa be- ing h.artily ,in sympathy with their petition, and promised to use all.his _ Influence in getting the matter be- fore the commission. He thinks there is something wrong when the coal of Alberta can reach no farther east than Regina. It should go as far as He counting of the estat.% valued at bout left her by her hus- band's will, which it is claimed was aanagecl by CHARGED WITH ROBBING SAFE ed to have the matter brought im- mediately before the commission. He was not doing this as a politician but as a citizen who wants to see .ev.iy man get a square deal. The deputation thanked Mr. Oliver and expressed themselves as much satisfied with his reply. REGINA LIBEL CASES. Englishman at Bkirmoreis Committed for Trial Frank, let. Thompson, ar Englishman, working for S. Sargent who a flour and feed store at Blainnore, was arrested yesterday or th'j charge of robbing the safe of S250.00 cash and in negotiable paper. Thompson appeared before Inspector Belcher, of the R.N.W.M.P. fwo Charges Withdrawn and Other Delayed. Rcgiaa, Sask., Oct. Two: of ''the .araous libel cases which arose out n the recent elections" came before- Superior 'Court Judge Johnstone this aorning, and were dropped, tne; other o ing sent over to the next court. in the case of Laird against Scott, prosecution filed a charge with the :uurt ten days ago, and today the was formally faced with the indictment. Frame-, appearing for jcott, said the case was in the years old, and the Liberal government of the sweating in Aiborta though in power only years are far ahead of any other in regard to away with the differ- entiation that ngainst the la- boring man." Abolishing Monopolies In discussing the efforts of the AI- government t'> alx'lish the mon- opolies held by the moneyed inter- The weather here altered last night about 5 o'clock, and is at present ex- ceedingly cold and stormy. Conse- quently threshing will be stopped for a day or two. Still there can be lit- tle complaint after tho fine fall we have had hitherto. of the population of Canada. Popula- tion is coming from every quarter of the globe. Already visitors passing through Canada are struck with the numerous nationalities, tribes and races that are coming to Canada. The CiSts, Mr. Simmons UDIlKCrVilll O1 Ottawa vi ars told how: "I am proud of the record of the Liberal government, both in the fi d- eral and provincial he said, "and in no part has such intelli- gent interest been takori" as in Al berta. I do not claim that all the statutes are perfect ov absolutely sat- isfactory. But such acts as the'Lem i ieux Act and other, although they In evidence it was shown that he was paying debts and spending lavishly. Thompson stated that he had borrowed money from a Mrs. Grafton. When she appeared and gave i-videnc e she denied having loaned the defendant money. Suf- evidence was given con- vict him. and he will be sent to Mac leod jail tonight to stand his tri.ii. E. G. C. Martin, of Frank, has bi-tm appointed justice of the peace [or Frank and district, A. C. Beach having r signed that office several months ago on account of being ap- pointed collector of Customs. The amount of goods passed at the Frank Customs office during Septem- ber was duty m gave the i have failed in some instances, in the great majority of cases have work- ed with perfect satisfaction and have riiift Ben Toicpnonc company riiL-nopuiy domj much the condition 1 in all provinc Montreal, Oct. Nominations for the Cummons yesterday were: Karii towns, and rural was clone r< of the of the people am! without as much as asking 'by your kave from them. the workingmen and prevent se, ioua him Canada hag -n providing {or amicablf flelrtcmctn o{ labor tables. The government at Ottawa has Fortunately and without any Q{ nationg -n cnt intent of the government no raattcr9 in Ifgisiation {or clause vras inserted regarding their being exempt from taxes. The Al- tive; Hamilton West, Conservative; Jacquts Boyer, Liberal. Barker, Cartier, A. problem will be '.o consolidate these berta government immediately pro- j (Continued en Page GETS A DIVORCE. Reno, Nov., Oct. A divorce was ji H. Robson, Winnipeg, who had to ippear before the Supreme Court of Janada next week, and stated that .he defence will require five weeks o make phadings. He said it was iot possible to get the down for .rial for this sitting, and asked that .t go over for another term. Embury, i'or Laird, objected strongly to this, ind said the graft charge was injur- ing the reputation of Laird. He wanted the cases settled at once, and wked the judge to confine the de- :enci- to the usual ten days for filing reply and to give immediate trial. This the court declined to do, but rdered that the defence be filed in .iitee.n days. The case will come be- tor the court again on Nov. 5th. In the case of Scott vs. Macdonald criminal libel, the judge refused ;o allow the prosecution to lay a charge. He said the magistrate had 10 right to allow committal for trial the indictment on the ground of Jonald, pressed for the case to go ahead, and Scott's solicitor express- ed no opinion whatever. Judge John stone, however, said proceedings would be entirely out of order, and refused to allow prosecution to pro- ceed. He however, that Scott granted to Nat Goodwin today from his wife, Elliott, the actress, on the ground of desertion. might bring the matter the courts again through having a preliminary rtearinf. r ;