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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETMBRIDQE WEEKLY HERALD Magnificent Address By the Very Clever Liberal Cam- paigner At Meeting That Indicated Extreme Hostility At the Start taxation." A Stable Tariff ft tariff have ceased and instead the peo- ple have had a stable tariff that made a great saving to the people who dur- have if the tariff of the Conserva- tive regime had obtained." vv uu sum (From Thursday's Daily.) Never before in the history of po- litical strife in Leihbridge was there 61-cii a meeting, never such Ad- dress as that given by Duncan Mar- shall, and never such a complete vic- tory over an audience of electors who carne, with preconc.ived political ideas opposite to those of the speaker. At the opening of the meeting it looked as if there were but few Lib- erals in all the vast crowd that filled all the seats, filled every foot of stand- ing room, were on the stairway, and crowded on the lean-tos outside, .listening through the windows. As the speakers went to the platform, their greeting was but faint. When Mr. vV. C. Ives, the champion of the Opposition accepted the invitation to the platform the cheering was tu- multuous. It uuieted down when Dr. GaJDraith spoke, only to break out renewed vigor when Mr. Ives rose to speak and to increase as he oat down. Mr. Marshall received a beany welcome at the start but as he spoke, the truth and enthusiasm was carried home. The opposition weak- ened as scores of their numbers who had come more or less uninformed on the political issues, who had come to cheer for Mr. Magrath because they were invited to join, what one of their leaders called "the bunch." As scor- es of these heard the real issues of the campaign presented so ably they for- sook their short lived allegiance and cheered the speaker and his policy' administration that the West's best revenue by decreasing the cost of rnent for you. But Mr. Marshall will say vote." that it was only a catch fellow's expense and felt better for Mr. Scott: "They tried to but the it. Having expresesd lay pleasure i Senate stopped at being before a Lethbridge audi- Mr. Marshall: "And who help d euce again, h; announced that it was t lie in to stop it? Frank Oliver as the his intention to make some compar-; m-mb r for Alberta voted against the isous between the policies and prac-. grant. I repeat that-not an acre has tices of the two parties as that was! ever been to a railway c-orpora- the only way in which to find out j tion 1800." (Applause.) their relative' weaknesses and; A "They gav.' dollars." strength. 1 Marshall: "Ve.s, and I hope Effect of Ives' Speech j wiil dollars- II i rnav be that all you have pot isn't 'I was delighted and pleased toi i sufU-nng lor a railway but others ;ar Mr. Ives and to hear him de- m. T! are. We want more railways. The scribe the Conservative platform. Ij... -ii -i Liberal party is the party that, en- am mire that you will agree with rne> n i i f 11 courages railway competition, not that it is fearfully and wonderfully i made. Do not take Mr. Ives' advice and wait until tomorrow to think it! Contradicts Mr. Ives over. The weakest man in the hall! In discussing the tariff, Mr. Mar- can think it over now. The fact contradicted the figures given by Mr. Ives and said that he could not have read the Tory campaign hear that the .Conservative party has no platform and no principles (loud cries i of Boo-oo-oo.) That, ladies and gen- 01 tne si that it is not the constant bone of' surpluses in the postom'ce depart- conterition in every Parliament. The' ment., then for God's sakj why don't pilgrimages of various interests to they build a new postoffiee in this Parliament seeking changes in the; cjty. (Applause.) Appeal to Workinfmen .He denied that the .Conservative tlemen, is what is in their in heads. platfonn and now express it by saying liti rature which says that the Liberal policy is a tariff for revenue. Mr. Ives' figures on the differences be- tween th.e. rate in 1896 and the pr Boo-oo. -Having heard their case, we j MU uo "ol understand their 'I have here a repon of the Trade and Commerce Department can perfectly dition We can t-xpect some to be so blinded by prejudice as to behave what they have heard' but ing the-past twelve years have paid Party was opposed to the construe- less duty than they would {tion of the G. T. P. but said, that they j were opposed to the way in which it was being built.- If the people were to many of you are open to and will vote as you think best." which shows that the average duty on all goods entered for consumption >er cent, and in 1! A Gruesome Policy "It must be a gruesome conviction m l8S6 ItU9 it was 1Q.02 per cent, a difference of 3.17 per cent, in the total." j Mr. Iv s: "Is that on dutiable policy g0ods (Opposition applause.) "I have the word of Hon. W. S. Fielding and with the intelligent elec- tors his word was the prompt reply. "A commission had been appoint- ed to search the country for desired changes to the tariff. Everybody had a chance to put in his pi.a. Trifling changes were made and the amend- ment were so satisfactory that they passed the House without a division." The Immigration Department Speaking of the Immigration De- the speaker dwelt upon the development of the West as proof of excellent management. The Lib- erals abandoned the system of bon- using people to come as that class of immigrants was not wanted. In- stead they had paid men to get good settlers. It was under the Liberal j pay nine-tenths of the cost, they I might as well pay the other tenth and own the road. He admired the business acumen of business men when they have to resurrect thej Marshall: "No; it is on all to nnu it anu it is not wormy g00ris entvrud ior consumption, of the imee great but now not much j Government put a lot of goods on lamented party. It is.true that Mo-ilhe free lisT_ He does not want to to the echo. The organized "bunch" became badly disorganized and dis- comnted as their numbers were di- minished by osr who either their part, or .pined the crowd thi van cheering th clever enun nation of Literalism presented to them. The Cl-airman's Address After the City Band settlers, the intelligent, sturdy, thrifty well-to-do Americans had started com- ing to Canada. Tha land was placed in the hands of the settlers and not given to railway corporations, which policy had been responsible for the great development in the West. In conclusion he apealed to elec- tors present to support the Govern- nad provided a good programme rf rnent that had done so much to in- crease the wealth of the people, had made such satisfactory conditions in the country and had increased its prestige so greatly among the na- tions of the world. Opposition Speaker "One of the fundamental principles of said the chairman in introducing Mr. Ives, "is fair and equal discussion and we are pleased to have with us Mr. Ives to dis- cuss the political questions from the Conservative standpoint." Mr. Ives acknowledged the very hearty reception tendered him as a tribute to Mr. Magrath on whose behalf he appeared. He congratulat- music, the ciia-rrnan, S. J. ShepV-d, president of the Young Liberal club, under auspices the meeting was held, opened the meeting with f pithy speech in which he wel- comed the large audience and took the success of the meeting as an in- dication of the success of the cause of Liberalism in Leth- bridge. Using the mottoes on the walls, he spoke of how Hon. Frank Oliver had proved himself "The West's Best of the great work that Laurier had done and what the work was that the people should allow him to finish, and of the victory that would come from the support of the electors giv- en to Laurier, Oliver and Simmons. Dr. Galbraith Speaks First The chairman introduced Dr. Gal- braith as a representative citizen oi Lethbridge, one of its ex-mayors. Al- though subjected to a good deal c f heckling, the Doctor made a good campaign speech and got best of his interrupters. In opening he remaurked that it should be the pleasant duty of every citizen to support good government and for th-it reason he was present in support 01 Mr. Simmons as a supporter of the Laurier administration. "I have nev- er' heard of any absolutely pjrfect government since the time of said the speaker, "and I do not doubt but what flaws could have been found in it. But the Laurier Government has been so nearly perfect that any faults found had to be foimd with a microscope and magnified to be seen. In both departments of the du- ties of government, the strictly busi- ness administration and the legisla- tion, the Government had made good progressive government. Departments of administration that had under the former Conservative regime been the good management of the Liberal Government paying good dividends to the people of Canada." Pspartments Well Managed of this he instanced thej who estimated that the eastern partjwat and Prefontaine are dead. Mr. j give the party credit for that any Ives has remarked that Emmerson j Tillin fyr reducing the duty un oth.-r things. That" is the argument from a man whom you heard speak and Hyman have b.-en kicked out. The attention of the They have been kicked out. That is of the road would cost and afterward found that it would cost working men was called to the fact that lives were being sacrificed on the construction of the road, because the Government contractors were using inferior blasting powder that was re- fused by the G. T. P. contractors and that the Alien Labor Act was enforc- ed only to suit the convenience of the corporations. Laurier's policy. When men prove J of truth that was only half the truth, {hat they are unfit to hold office, he has the courage to kick them out (cheers) But Mr. Borden, the lead-! er of Mr. Ives' party has not the] courage to kick out the Fosters, Ben- cheers.) Hard Times Before 1896 The speaker then reviewed the con- lition of the country previous to nets, Fowlers and Lefurgeys. Ti i 1896, when the price of produce was 1 so low as to rnak; it unprofitable; when the cf the would The Timber Limits The statement of Hon. Frank Oli- ver that square miles of timber limits had been sold by the Con- servative Government was described as a half truth. The fact was that the regulations were such demanding operation that only square miles was in their hands when the Con- servatives went out of office. The timber berth acquired by W. H. Cow- an, of Prince Albert, came in for par- ticular attention as an instance where T. A. Burrows got a rake-off. To prove his sincerity and information in regard to the timber deals shown up by Mr. Ames, Mr. Ives offered to give to the Hospital and another to the Trades Labor Council if his statements were proved to be false." Development in Southern Alberta "I was amused to hear 'our best friend' talk of the great development brought about by his department in the West, and I wondered who .it was that started that great develop- ment in Southern Alberta. It occur- red to me that C. A. Magrath was the man who commenced it. (Cheers.) I do- not know that he got any assist- ance from this Government. The next to bring those most desirable American settlers were the 0. W. Kerr Co. and the land men such as ed the party on having _such Hatch and .Coons and C. R. Daniel. They have put the settlers where we a promising young speaker as the chairman and looked forward to the time when the Liberal party would not have to bring their speakers in from outside. Following the example of the chair- man, he discussed briefly the mot- toes that adorned the walls saying that more they graft, the better qualified thev are to be leaders of the Tory x park (More Cheers.) That is the goi out if they could have rais- difference in th? policies of the two I tllf? b-v the C- R leaders." R. to take th m out, when thousands of the best bbod of Canada were go- "Mr. Ives complains of men coing i T i mtr to the United States, when tne and down the country telling the j b_........._. 'v ,fii A, up people how they should vote. He j himself is engaged in the job as the inspectors he complains of (A voice: is well paid for (Uproar.) Perhaps he is ashamed of his own performance and therefore condemns all the r st. Ths Making of Platforms "You have been told that the Lib- eral party made a platform in 1893. It is true and it was made at one of the greatest conventions -held in Canada, composed of men 'from ev- part of the country. That is not the way the Conservative platform was made. Mr. Borden made it alone and announced it at Halifax, there j tanners were bled white to benefit the manufacturers, but when, even at that, not a factory was running full lime or with its full complement of men. Why was it this he asked. "It" was because the .Con- servative Government of that -time forgot that the wealth of Canada lies in the soil and that she must de- pend on tlie tilling of the soil for her national wealth. They forgot that it was of no use to build fac- tories to produce stuff for the farm- er if he had no money to buy it. The result was that the whole fabric of industry fell down." A Wonderful Change 'Iu 1SG6 we pot a new Government .._ i n AtuTtJU ii'JU U. V 1, I. presenting it lor the partv to swallow, i t, T T f: land what achang.-. he added. They in so not DP np. was trtifi to the tradi- _ proceeded tu solve the problem by giving the farmer a market and rea- sonabe transportation to it. They discovered that the British peoplj In so doing he was true to the tradl tions of the Conservative party which has been always autocratic." Pledges Have Been Kept "You have been told that the Lib- j have the most discriminating taste era! party has violated every plank j and the greatest appetite in the world. of the platform. I will review a The tariff wall, however, prevented few of them, giving the reasons for the .-xchange of products which is the and the results of each, proving to j basis of international trade. So the you that they hav; not been violated, i Government gave the preferential The party pledged itself to the abo-j tariff with the, result that the ships lition of the old Franchise Ar-t. which j taking produce to Britain could re- goods 'for the Can- demand for Can- in 1896 deprived every young man j turn with Jtiritish wanted them. The City Council and j between twenty-one and twenty-three ac'ian people. the Board of Trade have had to take years of age his vote because the act j adian goods was cr.attd resulting in up the immigration work because it did not provide for a revision. The! marvollous increase of trade. In was impossible to get4 the settlers to stop off here as they were going right through to Edmonton. They got their idea of this country, if -they heard of if the Laurier Government had! it at all, from the man Harcourt, done as it ought to have done, Lau- who described this district as an arid rier would not be hat in hand on hi3j region and_ faked _the_ crop reports to knees begging the people to allow him to go back for another term to fin- ish his work. The people would have been glad to send him back. His work he said was tcTolestroy the few remaining planks of his 1893 plat- form. "Where is the cabinet of pre- miers that Laurier started he asked. "All dead either morally or physically. Mowat is dead; Prefon- taine is dead; Emmerson is kicked out; so is Hyman; Sifton was drop- ped, but finding that there was some coal oil ancl gas in the West he is trying to get back in to blanket them. Mr. Simmons is appealing to you to him to support the outfit." He then resented having the mange in- spectors, weed inspectors, homestead inspectors and license inspectors, go- ing up and down the country telling an intelligent electorate how to vote. The Tariff Discussed After telling the audience that they Tory party was afraid of the votes 1606 shipped to Great Britain, of the young men of Ontario and in I butter ro the value, of and in this way stole their votes. The Lib- j 1906 we shipped worth and eral party pledged itself to give, every j seven million dollars worth of Brit- man who was a British subject overjish goods came back in the ships, twenty-one years of age a vote and j The British trade in hams and bacon one of the first things it did was to increas-. d from 1 than to hurt it. The C. P. R. ther came in fulfil this pledge to the letter. Even j over and in the same time, tor a great deal of praise as the mak-i jf a man has not got his name on the i giving the farmer a good price for er of the West and the Conservative voters' list, if he. is a British .subject, bargain with the company was de- he can swear his vote in. The Lib-! s In 1306, after eleven years tlie boasted development of the C. at length. of build-1 eral party is not afraid to trust the'P. R. in th Wtst, Britain took wheat postoffice department. The annual deficits of former times had been changed to substantial surpluses in every year except the first two years succeeding the old Government. This had been done not by increasing the taxation but by reducing it. The postage had been reduced, the city delivery madi lower, and the num- ber of postoffices increased. Another department that showed the effect of good management was the Under the Conserva- tive rule, there had been deficits that had averaged up in the millions an- nually. Since 1996 when the Liberals took office there had been a surplus every year except 1897 and these sur- pluses had reached as high as nine- teen millions in one year. "It would have been reasonable to have ex- pected said the doctor, "if the rate of taxation had been increased but such had not been the case, the taxation having been decreased very considerably. The duties have been lowered giving the people greater comforts at a smaller cost. I call it the best campaign speeches they ever heard, the speaker proceeded to deal with the tariff question. "If you av- erage up the rate of duty now and compare it with the duty levied un- der that horrible system of high pro- tection, you will find that there ia a difference of half of one per cent. In 1896, the average duty was people and gives every man the right i worth and in 1907 a; though to exercise his franchise as chooses. i.ig the Hudson's Bay railroad at the expense of the lands of Alberta and Saskatchewan, came in for criticism. It would not cost thj rest of Can-j ada anything. The settler got the land by paying an acre for it, but the money went to Ottawa instead of Edmonton and the settler had to payj _AVr on the s'talute books of any! ies tore, the boards his 316 per quarter school tax toi CJtmtry_ Foster, Haggart nnd Sprnnle po thilt he j all the wheat was supposed to be frozen, we shipped to them worth of the biest wheat in the world. h is that farmer has Pay his store, bills, the store- "They pledged themselves to abol- i r< ish the Gorrymn.nrlfir P.ill which was I money the most iniquitous act of its kind j keeper pays the whol. salcr, the factor-! th( their windows; is not !t factory' the Alberta Government. Many'wj10 aj.c sijjj of the Tory par- Canada that has not increased its ty were parties to the bill." Mr. i output nnd raised its wages during Marshall tho.n rave a humorous twelve years. The trade has j schools had to be closed because the settlers could not afford to pay the tax. than Mr. Magrath Praised In conclusion, Mr. Ivefc said that he had found that in this campaign more any other that the electors cared less for politics and more for the personality of the candidate. Mr. Magrath and the A. H. I., with which he was associat- ed were credited with doing more than lhi- on the hundred dollars while now it j ern Canada and no one will be is Is that worth discussing? ashamed to sny that he is their mem- ber. Mr. Ives was given a great ovation by his friends as he closed. Two distinct demonstrations follow- ed the introduction of th; speaker of Mr. Marshall will say 'think of British preference.' But there is no such thing as the 33 1-3 reduction. Tho sentiment expressed by the Card- ston fanner, who having just listen- ed to Mr. Marshall's praise of the re- duced tariff, said that it was d-----n strange that every implement cost nv.Tii today than ever they did is the sentiment of every thinking elector. Dr. Schaffner, a Conservative mem- bor introduced a bill to take the duty off all implements and every Weat-i orn Conservative member voted for sisted in his jacket, he cooly remark- it although eveiy Liberal member from the West voted against it in spite of their promises to reduce the divisions? A commission any other agency to help the people, single boundary in a single constit- of Southern Alberta. It was Mr. j uency. And now we have seven Magrath who got the public square j tricts in Alberta. And whr for the city of Lethbridge while his opponent was out on the sidelines canvassing for votes. If ha goes to Ottawa he will be one of the greatest members who ev.-r represented West- scription of the wonderful workings j increased by taking of the Gerrymander. "Before th last; he continued, "ilie Liberal! party had a redistribution ;ind true: s'bie to the traditions of the party, did it Pnnv u by a commission composed of niein-: bers of both parties. They drew up the boundaries of the 215 constitu-, issued at the instance of encies so fair and square that not Sifton, made it possi- single Tory member criticized a lh-e surplus of out.sute of the country. It prosperity that made it, nos- his com- propic to oiine to this inn even then they could done so had not an order- made the composed of Dr. Mclntyre and M. S. McCarthy.' bli: for ill ni. Now everybody has nv.riey. l-A'on lawyers can flourish two hundred dollars at a time for irharity nnd real men can sH! l.'uid for twi'iity-fiv.; times the high- est price they could get nnd r the lopineiit. caused by th, rnment." (Cheers and laughter.) Protection Against Monopoly Tlie Governni Tit's action in pro- thcir produce in the Kootenay, and permission to loau their grain on ears and not through elevators only. New Timbsr Regulations The speaker accused Mr. Ames nnd Mr. Ives and other Opposition critics f the Government's timber policy of being unfair in their criticism bo- caurfv.they did not tell of the chang- es that had been made in the regu- lations, although these chang.s were made befor j Mr. Ames commenced his alleged investigations. Before a tim- ber limit is now put up for sale it must be cruised by a Government cruiser and a value put on it. It is then -sold by public auction at a land office. It is sold to the man who shouts the highest bid be he Grit or Tory or any other kind of man and the bid must be higher than the upset price set on it by the Gov- ernment. He then instanced some of the ways the timber limits were disposed of by the Tory Government especially with regard to the no- torious ''prior applications" thai were always in for the berths. A Man with a Grievance At this juncture, Mr. Claydon ex- pressed rather forcibly his inability 10 see the fairness of the pre-emption regulation for the old-timers, and there was a warm time for a few minutes as the crowd did not feel dis- posed to listen to the gentleman's Mr. Marshall, however, was patient and explained that if there was any unfairness it was due to the fact that the Tory Government Had given so much land to the C. t5. R. and made the pre-emption land scarce in many districts, one of which was in Mr. Claydon's region. Speaking of the building of the Hudson's Bay railway, he said that the opposition of the Conservative par- ty was due to the desire to see the day when the C. P. R. would get con- trol of the line thus shutting off com- petition as their policy had always been. Personnel of Parties Compared. Following Mr. ives" lead in discus- sing the personnel of the parties, Mr. Marshall thought as long as the Lib- erals had Sir Wilfrid Laurier at its head and such men as Fielding, Pa- terson, Graham and-Oliver among its leaders it would compare favorably with the Conservative party with its Borden, Foster, Fowler, Pope, Hag- gart and Benn.-t and such C. P. R. di- rectors as Drummond, Osier and Lougheed, who are dominating the party today. The Liberal party pos- seses as much honesty as these men who wrap the cloak of righteousness around themselv.s and advertise their own honesty. There is always reason to beware of such people. The dilemma in which Mr. Borden is planed between the demands of sorn of the party who demand that :he. lands be given to the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and others like Mr. Roblin who demand that the other provinces be given the same privileges as these provinces now have, was shown up. Borden would be in the position of serving two masters which is an impossibil- ity in politics as anywhere else. A Masterly Appeal In conclusion, he said: "Mr. Ives has told you of the Conservative pol- icy and I have told you of the .Lib- eral policy and records. We stand by ;ur record for the past twelve years. Jf you believe in those principles vote for them and support Mr. Simmons whose whole life has been spent the rank and file. I have nothing to say against Mr. Magrath. One man is as good as another but .ie has in corporations. He has been a member of the old Territorial Assembly and you can judge, him by his record there. Mr. Simmons has been a moot active and faithful of the Alberta legis- lature and you his record there that has made Canada what it is today. The Cons rvative party did its best to make this fair coun- try a cow pasture and made a bad job of it; the Liberal party has been the making it the greatest wheat field in the world. Judge the Governin nt upon its achievements, its abolition of the railway monopoly, its railway commission, its Grain Act. its British preferential tariff, its timber limit reforms and its mak- ing of all tlie reforms worthy of the name during the. past quarter of a century. Vt-te for the Liberal can- .Udate, Liberal principles and Sir Wilfrid Lauii.r." As Mr. Marshall concluded his mas- terly address the vast crowd almost to a irian cheered him with a fervor ind enthusiasm which showed that he had won thorn to his cause as lover before had an audience been won in TO LIGHT THE STREETS OF TABER A Contract Between Town and Canada West Co. can judge him by Support the Gov- Taber, Oct. town council met last night in regular session in the council chambers and transact- ed a large amount of important busi- ness. There were present, Mayor Douglas; Councilmen Davis, Ham- mer, Campbell and Wood. A discussion on the articles of agree -meat between the municipality of the town of Taber and the Canada West Coal Co., Ltd., referred to the company lighting up the town .with power furnished by said company was concurred in by the two parties, the company bang represented by ite manager, V. S. Kidd. The said com- pany agrees to iiists.L 5.3 early._ as possible, an electric lighting system throughout the said municipality for the purpose of providing adequate light on the streets within the muni- cipality as well as dwellings, stores, and all places of business situated therein. The company also agrees to supply pol s for the proper ODOD supply poles of the proper dimen- sions, wires and all necessary labor for such installation. The prices for lights will be 60c per month for 16 candle power on which a discount of 10 per cent, will be allowed if paid within "10 days from date of bill. A flat rate to the municipality of 55 p er month for each arc light of ave amperes, providing six or more arc lights of five amperes are used. The krms of the agreement shall be for a term of five years, after which it shall be renewed or a new contract entered into between the company and the municipality.. The chief of the Fire Department passed in his resignation which -was accepted by the council. A telephone was ordered .installed in the police office. The town constable was granted permission to carry a gun when in discharge of his duties. The Works ancl Property committee were authorized to call a meeciiig of the ratepayers to discuss the advisa- bility 01 having the cemetery, survey- ed, fenced and placed in respectable shape. The license collector was instruct- ed to collect all unpaid licenses at once. The following resolution of condo- lence was then read, a copy of which is to be forward.d to Mrs. John Bar- ton: "Resolved that the council place on record its great appreciation of the valuable services rendered to our town by the late John Barton, and that the council extend its heart- felt syinmf.hy to th.o bereaved "vvidow and family." Adopted From the hours of 10 until 12 o'- clock noon on October 12th, is the time set for the nomination of a can- didate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Barton. Thrashing for this season is nearly completed. Mr. C. C. Collett is clear- ing up all that remains in town and is doing excellent work. The concert and dance which took place in the library building at thi Taber Mine iclay evening last, for the benefit of the new library, was a swell affair. Upwards of 150 of Taber's elite society were in attend- one Grit and one Tory, divided up development cause Alberta. Both signed tlie report a-id c- R- Govei it went through without a division. The Liberal policy is a square deal for the people and they arc not afraid to trust them. This is another plank i tot-tin? the people from the railways carried out to the lett.-r. And any j man who Rets up and says that thej Liberal party has violated every j plank of .its platform is lacking; either! in political veracity or political in-' RUSH CONTINUES TO THIS DISTRICT .y tin- railway Jrain Act were r.nitinp of tlie jnds all over tin ana tne dwell upon. The choice of railway eonntrv and the R. and fritte the evening, the first being the very! boisterous efforts of his opponents, j When the chairman rose to remon-j stratc, Mr. Marshall quietly request- ed him to leave the crowd to him. "I'll soon fix he said. And when one bumptious individual per- been given to ft railway corporation, j built to (_mitts to prevent Hil The Land for the Settler Another plank was "tho land from taxation granted by tlie Tory piiv. rnnieiit were explain- ed showing their great detriment to the projriv.s.s of the country. It was the settler and not. for railway corpor-! b-caiwo "f I he influence of th C. ations." Since 1396 not an acre has that the "turkey trail" was ed to him "Just wait a few minutes and I'll make those things so plain that even you can understand them." S. That and Mf.U- The h.d a good Che Mr. Hugh Scott, "What about thn'r'rom pr.-.vidni" a Yukon Mr. Marshall: "I say not. an acre has been given to a railway corpora- it was only after the concessions forc- ed from tin- C.P.R. by the Liberal Gov- ernm 'in that tho people of Alberta got competition and a market for (From Thursday's Daily.) H. Owen, of the 0. W. Kerr Co., Mrs. Owon fire in tho city, the r being on her way to Edmonton to vi.-.it her daughter. Mr. Owen that the whole of the Cameron ranch has been sold .and already th owners of the, property have seeded over six hundred acres in winter whofit. A number of the buyers are to settle on the land this fall nnd next spring. He reports thai IIP- people nre flocking to their offices in tlie States, and it seems impossible to keep them back from Southern Al- will b to this part of the country. S. S. BUILDING TO BE BUILT Work on the erection of the Church of England Sunday school building will be commenced at once. This building wlifn completed, besides be- ing a Sunday school room, will be used for all the midweek meetings. For the past few Sunday evenings people hove been unable to secure seats in the church, but the addition to the church will be completed be- fore next Sunday, and there will be ample accommodation. The church will, when completed, have more than double the seating capacity that it formerly The vestry has been altered and the space for the organ enlarged. Wood fibre lias been placed on the walls, so that tho efforts of the choir will meet with better success. New seats will ar- rive soon, and in the meantime chairs will be us ed. The architect for both the Parish hnll and the addition to the church is the pastor of the church, Rov. J, S. Chivers. The rush of American srttlers greater than ever it lias been MAY OPEN A7 TABER. Taber, Oct. Free Press says: Mr. MoGuire, of Toronto, inspector of the Bank of Montreal, and Mr. E. F: Ree.ves, manager of th e. Lflthbridgo branch, were in town Thursday last looking over thr; field with a view to opening a branch at Taber. We tindorritiind they were very favorably impressed with th j prospects, and that a branch will be opened in the near future. ;