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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBBIDQF. WEEKLY HERALD THE HON. W. H GUSHING DEALS C.P.R. PRESIDENT WITH LABOR LEGISLATION SPEAKS OF He Also Referred To the Tinkering With the Tariff Intimates That the Concerns Policy By the Conservatives While That Party Was In Power Will Be Administered By the C.P.R. (From Saturdays Daily.) Practically every seat in the Labor Hall was filled last night to hear Hon. W. H. Gushing, Minister of Pub lie Works for Alberta, give an dress on the political questions. Mr. Gushing; is preeminently a business man and a businesslike administrator of public affairs and his address which was followed by the deepest in- terest was a plain business talk on the of the country's af- fairs. Although Lethbridge has had abundance ui" public meetings and every subject, seemed about threshed out, Mr. Cushing; made his address in tercsting- by placing some oi tJ know that the party is wedded to the trious member. There was no better high tariflfaud that the West wants in the Legislature. He was the low tariff. The manufacturers most untiring in his work for thus i j ir.inn.iw arc making inonev last under the pre- constituency and has been Of great Oil asked at Winnipeg Sir sent tariff, but they want to make assistance to the government. bi-in hi? nsovt-mfins Sir Thomas stated that he ad- more money. They would raise the will make just as able a ropresenta- would be in the eity until tariff, but who would pay the differ- tion you in the federal parlin-j Thursday afu-rnoon. He would go ence? poor men, the ment. You will make no mistake in; to the coast and would visit etc.) !sending him to represent you at Ot- The Liberal party in 1893 drafted tanra- a tariff policy which would place a! "Send him to support a govern- low duty on the necessities and the ment that has a record of advancing higher duty on the luxuries. That is the interests of a country by leaps the sound fiscal policy which has been ami bounds until it today holds a an j worked out for the benefit of Canada place in the front rank among the He humorously dealt 'with the cry nations of the world. When things that the Liberal party had stolen the prospering and going ahead is not a good time to change govern- j nient. s I especially about the tariff in a light that had not hitherto been consider- ed. S. J. Shepherd, president of the Young Liberal Club, opened the ing with a few remarks in which, he spoke of the several things which should have been made issues on the part of the Conservative party in- stead of their present campaign Conservatives' clothes. The National Policy described as a patched up policy. "Send him to Ottawa to support a leader against whom, whatever may be said of his followers, during the forty years of his public life, there "It was introduced.'' said Mr. Cu- shing, "in 1879, as many of you know with a great flourish of trum- pets. In the" year ISSO, just w'hen haS 'ncver much as a the National just one year olicy old. was fresh and there were 77 Hf. much ow the West as was possible tin- time at his disposal. He hopod to b-- b tck in Montreal about the end of the month. He would go to Ed- ijiomon and would visit the East Koott-uay country. In Southern Al- i b -rra will have the pleasure of i inspecting the most recent acqui.sL zioii of the Canadian Pacific, the litie j of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation j coiiipaiiV Ths "'iireliass of a control-' ling interest in this company was j consummated only a few days prior to i the departure of the president from! Montreal.- The line runs from Leth_ j gridbe south to the international j boundarv which is reached at Coutts.! in an3r way concerning his personal j or public life. I think that Canada i T at the Present Juncture, when such I is also a.branch running into m the tariff. In the year j Cardston. The mileage of the svstim! i QQT oc T i oan i important matters are being carried; p 1881 chere were 66 changes. In 1882, I is. one hundred and thirteen miles, THE MOLSONS BANK Established 1855 ROUNDED UP A LOT OF DRUNKS City Police Kept Busy ing After the Booze Fighters CAPITAL PAID UP RESERVE FUND changes -i ooo OP i. changes, m 1883, SS changes, m slander. The tariff should be made j 1SS4 there was some little relaxation aix issue but the Opposition can find there being 39 changes. In 1SS6 no fault with thc- present tariff. The j there were no less than ISO changes, government's railway policy is one that is necessary for the country to make the progress it should. Mr. Shepherd then reviewed the history} L 1SS7 and 18S3 there was a per- i i. -r cltJr council who after inserting the d o: calm, only a lew changes. In i, were none. In 1890 and -----_ _..... Jti 1S39 there there-was a revision. T. In 1892 land the roads run produc- t-ive district. At Coutts connection is made with the line of the-Gr.rat i Northern. It has always been sus- pected that J. Hill had designs in its recent lhe Property, and that-he admitted that changing the government." At the close of his speech one of the i sidered a fair wage and spoke of the before, there were 82 changes. In 1893. there were a number of chang- es. In 1S9-1, shortly after Sir John Thompson became premier, address- a large Conservative gathering in of the Conservative party so as to j after the careful revision of the years show thair qualification to carry on tiie campaign scandal. In the days of their rule, when things were not right, the Liberal members of the then Opposition, made formal and ex- plicit charges against the members of the government. The Conservatives the city of Toronto, he never yet had made a definite charge Conservative party would not stop against any. of the members. Even until they had lopped off the mould- Foster and Ames have not preferred: cring branches on the and any insinuation of slander evenrigtun-j that session in 1894 they had a new st the leaders of the government. Sir; tariff. Wilfrid" Laurier was in- T Tn 1S95> 16 changeg. what it meant' and said that it was up to the- union men to see that it was' carried out. In this connection he asked for a state-, ment regarding the printing of school books in unfair shops. The to utilize it to ent-T into the heart i of the most fertile bolt o! Alberta. hi addition to the railway line., the president will have the pleasure of inspecting the collieries, which were previously owned by the Alberta Rail- way and Irrigation company and I h QJ ih'is ts -HOW Open in Lethbridge ACCOUNTS of Individuals, Corporations, Merchants and Farmers Invited Savings BanK Department will start an Account. Interest paid four times a year at highest current rate A General Banking Transacted D. JOHNSON, Manager Lethbridse BraDct Street Foster the minister of brought in a ond tariff in the same month. "Well, Chairman, when there were so many changes the manufac- fUowing. mom. corruptible, as were also Hon. W. S. one sesSiOn Fielding and the man of tho West. Hon. Frank Oliver, and others. Hon. W. H. Cushing was accorded a hearty reception iipon rising to speak. He acknowledged that at this j turcr the of the" stage of the campaign especially in j spcech He -seas always Lethbridge it was hard to make a1 speech that would contain anything new. Pie thought that a great many electors do not take politics seriously enough and do not properly Inform themselves before casting their bal- lots. The character of the govern- ment depends upon the character of the citizenship and be did not think that the campaign being- waged tend- ]est hc bjmself ing a ruined man_ Since 1397 we have had a stable tariff, there having been only one change mads and that was last year; "I- might talk on transportation but I see you have had lots talk on that. It is a great question especial- !-v in the Wcst- success of the country depends on its transportation speaker said of the Liberal which have also Pa5sed into the that Mr. Simmons had proved him-i C-P-R' With the self the best friend labor has had yet ir. Alberta. He went to Edmon- ton with the set purpose of getting the Workmen's Compensation Act line i there has also passed into the control j i the Canadian Pacific about half i a million acres of land, formerly held i bv the Alberta Eailwav. and -which j i Granum Merchant Weds The Mitchell' correspondent to the Stratford Beacon savs: The autumn passed and he got it. He also spok'e now bf administercd the Cfiru i events have not been' numerous, but .of..the government's, immigration .pol- j Hflian Pacinc- like the weather they have been un- FEAR YOUNG MAN WAS MURDERED ed to raise the tone of citizenship. "It seems strange to said 3Ir. i The Conservatives took no interest Gushing, "that of men who j in the question after the C.P.R. was aspire to rule a great country could j built. The Liberals believed that not find anything better and higher {competition made business and now than the sort of talk that the Con- i we have three or four and -probably servative party was putting up. They! will have a few more in a short should what they ure talking, time. about and if they do, it is their duty j "1 sec by the paper tonight that to do as they have been challenged i am supposed to .speak on labor. I icy as resulting- in putting two men j for one man's job. Being asked by! Mr. Gushing as his definition for a fair wage he said, "It is a living j wage, such that a-man'; can have forts for his and' family and j provide for his old age." The chairman said that he thought that the labor men should take into consideration that their position dur- j ing the past, twelve years had been j better than ever it was and that as j the Liberal policy had so improved j their condition tney could believe! that their conditions would get still j better if that policy were continued, i Mr. Gushing stated that the mat- j ter of" the school book contract was! Medicine Hat.. Oct. anx- outside of his department and be j'vty expressed by Mr. and Mrs. knew very ntLIe of it. But he be-! John S. Lehr oi Josephburg concern- lieved that the Premier had said that j the possible fate which may have he was willing to bonus any firm in i befallen their adopted son, Alberta that would undertake to pro-! disappeared on September 24th last vide the books of as good quality at I concerning whose whereabouts the same price. "I do not know whe I not the faintest trace can be found. usually bright. The social event sur- passing all others in interest was the marriage of Edith Adele, only daughter of Mr. and' Mrs. William Babb, at their home in the west ward on Wednesday at high noon. The bridegroom ivas Mr. Jaines Blair, a From Friday's Daily The police had a lively time of it last evening rounding up all kinds of drunks. Charlie Bicknell cut up a performance on Round St. and as he has several appearances before the beak, he was assessed and costs as a soberative. J. Ardell, who has been the subject of a good deal of newspaper notoriety of late, got gay in the Dallas Hotel and this morning paid the court and costs for his fun. John Shutt is a. big husky fel- low whose flow of language was not learned in Sunday School and being run in for his eloquence tried hard to I get out head first through the win- j dow of the new police statum. The j chief caught him in the act and a i stiff crack of the baton over the part of the body inside the building per- i ruaded him to back in again. His i bill .was ten and costs. L. B. Bouldy j is making it an'everyday occurrence and was soaked two and costs. He i has got his orders to leave town by j the first train. Wm. Connor is. the owner of a-very fine driver and yes- i terday he was giving an exhibition of its speed on Round St. He was so full that when the rig struck a j crossing he flopped out into j His horse was stopped and "after he i got going again the police arrested him "for exceeding the speed limit and his bill, was two and costs.. C. T. j Owen, known in former days as i "Kid" Owen of considerable pugilis- I fame, got into a mix-up in the j Lethbridge Hotel bar. When Con- 'stable Silliker tried to arrest him he under a large bell made-of white and resisted strenuously but the cop was pink carnations and ferns. The bride, j too many for him although Ms brand who wore a dress of white silkoliue, j new coat was pretty well plastered trimmed with duchess satin and lace. with mud before he landed his man. .carried a shower bouquet of roses, J Owen paid and costs for his rack- lilies of the valley and maiden hair j et and S3 for cleaning the coat. Sil- fern... After congratulations t'.te bri-} liker had to have the doctor dress dal party sat down to a dainty lunch j one of his knuckles after the fray. which was served in the dining room, and the tables were decorated with pink and white carnations and white j ribbon streamers. The groom's gift j to the bride was a magnificent piano j and a mink stole. She also received j other very beautiful and costly j Paid Big Rent For Poor House Of John FromJosephburg Arouses Suspicion prosperous merchant at Granum, Al- j presents. Hrs. Blair is a young lady berta. The ceremony xvas performed; who has many warm friends in this by the Rev.' James Livingstone, pas- i town and will be greatly missed by tor of the Methodist_ Church, and the wedding march was played by Miss Kathleen Race, who -was presented j h a pearl crescent by the groom. The marriage .took place on a lawn in front of a bank of evergreens, and them. For years she has been an active worker in the Epworth League and Bible school of the Methodist Church and in the latter was Miss Race's assistant teacher in the in- fant class. ther they were printed in an unfair j The lad shop or not but it has been said that a-nd was they were not. But I do know'that 1 family that it is thought highly was eighteen years of age so greatly attached to the to do, that is to make a definito j notice that all the labor legislation i in my department there Is a fair' probable that he would leave home charge and give the mar. attacked chance to defend himself. a I that has been put on the statute wage clause in all contracts. In what books has been put there by the Lib- "But, Mr. Chairman, I will not j eral party. It may not be all that dwell on these unpleasant matters j the laboring men'would like but ev- and will try to. discuss matters of im j ery fail-minded man will admit that portance that are worthy of j they have been very beneficial. The another inquirer he said that the con- r.cmicux Act had been criticized but tractors were required to pay the it hnd done pood work and was ack-, union scale of wages that obtained in thought." It is a question for the country to decide whether the managers of the business of this country have been successful or not during their term of office. Has the business been run at a profit? Previous to 1896, the Conservative of his own accord. Sinster rumors are afloat and the district is in a state of of i unrest. Blood clots were found be_ side one of the fences and an exain. On this subject, a little later, ination of the cattle and horses show. t-d that none had injured. The lad was known to bt> following up a cine discovered in connection with ever contracts we let, we make the contractors pay the union scale wages in the province." country and outside of it as a very j done and the same would apply useful act. It docs not coerce but' provides lor a coming-together of labor ar.d capital to settle their dis- putes which is much the better way nowledged by labor leaders in the j the place where the work was being j the incendiary fire, which recently destroyed the Lthr dwelling and j the to be done in Leth- which brought the Dreamers so prom- j The Lethbridge scale would' before the public. i be paid. i party and their National Policy has j as it saves much of the loss of strikes been on trial for eighteen years out; The purpose of the Lcraieux Act was had proved a failure and the country j to provide the means by which the was in a condition of stagnation. i disputing parties can be brought to- Sir Charles Tapper in the early j days of the Conservative rule had j said that it was absolutely necessary gether. Jt had failed in one or two instances, one being the recent C.P. R. machinists' strike, and the result to have hnmigratioTi to the country j of the strike seemed to prove that it and" in 1S92 had expressed his disap- 1 would have been better if both par- pointment at the result of the gcv- 1 ties had accepted the award of the ernment's policy. The management commission. The Act is not perfect, of the Department of the Interior had i but it is good." 'been condemned by the late Nicholas "I hope J' may be pardoned Tor re- Piood Davin. the Conservative mem- ferring to provincial labor legislation The government has endeavored as far as possible to make legislation for the benefit of the laboring classes, It is a difficult matter as the prov- ber for Assininoia. More people by far were leaving the country than j wore coming to it. In 189G -about j came to thc country and last, i year over came. This show- j ince is an agricultural province and ed conclusively that the present gov-jthe members cannot understand the ernment knew bettor how to build up workingmen's condition. The govern- the population of the country. Thc ment had been twitted with passing West wns the samo then as now, but; the legislation for the sake of catch- the government got people to come j ing the votes of the workingmen. and when they came they stayed. But such was not the case. "Thc laws "The settlement of thc West was j were passed because it was just and the direct result of .the immigration right and fair. They had been thrca- policy of the government, the organ- ization" of which was i acknowledged to bo thc best in thc world. Of the mil- Speaking of the former speaker's! criticism of the government's immi- j gration policy, he said that it- was i the government's policy to try to j put the people on the land and de-'' velop it. And there is not an able-i. bodied man with a reasonable am-! ount of intelligence who cannot make a comfortable living on. the land. But unfortunately people wanted to. live in the cities and that is where the labor interests are injured. If the people coming to the country would take the government's advice Disorder With ihe Fire Drill lion and a toned with a twenty per cent, in- crease in the price of coal if the oight hour law was passed. But the quarter who have government Aronrt out that such was t the and passed the law. It to Canada during thc past twelve years, half a million came from the' British Islands." Speaking of the tariff, Mr. Gushing said that Canada.was big enough not to have any east or west but all Ca- nada. There has ber-n too much sec- tionalism in thc pnsl. and' it has not been good for the country. The go- vernment should plnn and act for thc whole country. Mr. Bordon, the leader of the Oppo sition in his tour of the West said nothing of the tariff, neither do thc Conservatives of thv- They was the best eight-hour law known. "I may say that there has never been any such law placed on the stat- ute books by the Conservative party." In his appeal for Mr. Simmons hc said that he supported him because he believed that the government should lie sustained and that it would bt< disastrous for the country to make a change in the present tKje. "I am supporting Mr, SirnmoD.V he con- tinued, "because i know of his abil- ity. He is a strong, uhlc and indus- Hcgina, Sask.. Oct. 16 temporary room Victoria school shortly after assembling of the pupils this morning, caused some excitement although previous training in fire drill enabled the teachers to empty the rooms in short order. Dirt in the furnace caused a cloud of smoke to ascend through the floor radiators and ilood the room. On seeing- this signal for the pupils to .leave, an eni- "THE STORE OF QUALITY." Compulsory Removal Our lease.having expired we are compell d to move, and until our store is completed we will occupy the Enterprise Lumber Co. Warehouse On ROUND STREET, five doors south of the Herald Office Oar intentions are, to handle Fresh Fruits, and Groceries as usual. Hoping to trive our customers as good satisfaction as before G. BRADBEER CO PHONE 21 LETHBH.TDGE and go on the land there would be no crowding for many years, and i.t would be a good thing for the work- ingman to have them come as they would create'a market for the work- crgcncy Call, was turned in arid, the ingmen's products. FTe was glad to j.stmlents quickly emptied out through have the men ask such questions and j Hrc jlepartmoiit was j have the matters before them thor- j oughly understood. i called hut no damage was done the blaze. EPIDEMIC OF SMALLPOX Fredericton, N. B., Oct. has boi-n a st rious outbreak of small- pox at Ednnmstou on thf upper St. John rivif'.r. In ail- tiu-re are about forty cast-s. Thoiv no' The Material for your shed, barn or house until! you -have seen our in. Ship-lap Finest material on the market ;ti. closest "'price'' yet DR. STESVART Liberal Candidate in Calgary Tho wholesome, harmless green leav- es and tender stems of a. lung healing mountainous shrub give to Dr. Shoop'? Cough Remedy its curative p'ropfcriic'S. Tickling or dry bronchial coughs quickly and safely yield to this highly effective Cough Dr. Shoop assures mothf-rs thut they can with safetly give it to young babes. No opium, jiochloro- or harmful. It calms ther .-distressing cough, find heo'ls mem- Accept no "other. Demand Dr. Shoop's. Sold by J. J. Johnston. Carload each of frosb. Lime, Wood Fibre Plaster and Cement in stock. Roger s-Cunningham Lumber Co.. Ltd. i Lethbridge, Tabsr, Stirling, flpor.o, Coleridge rrom Friday's Daily The case against Joe.Fong for keep- ing a disorderly house was up at the police court at 2 o'clock this aftr-r_ noon. Chief Gillespie conducted the pro- secution and L. M. Johnstone appear- ed for the accused. I Mr. Johnstone wanted to have the j case tried summarily, and not as a j preliminary. The how- i ever, did not see likewise and had j the case come up as a preliminary. One of the witnesses said she .had signed a lease. The document was produced and it showed- a rental of per month. She did not tell I Joe what she wanted the house lor., She was convicted twice while there of kfepiag a disorderly house. i Davis stated that she rent- i the house from Joe Fong and paid j one month's rent, She did not tell Joe what she want.. ed the house for. The other people couldn't be gotten out of thc house