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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. LETHBRlDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTO.BER 23, 1901. NO. LABOR MENTO CHOOSE A MAN Preparation b Being Made For a Con- vention Free Press Editor Accused of Libel The regular meeting -of tbfc and Council was held in Labor Templo last night, President Duncan in ihe chair. Amongst present were Bros. Tuckwell, McTag- gart, Symonds, Winnipeg, Mao., Oct. a se- quel to the disturbance at the meet- ing .held in Winnipeg theatre Wednes- day night in the interest of D. C. Liberal candidate for Win- at which Hon. Clifford Sifton wan interrupted'and not al- lowed to continue his speech by a gang of hoboes, J. W. Bafoe, editor of the Free has been summon- ed in police .court for defamatory li- bel. The Free Tress charged a man named vMcLagan, an ex-policeman, with being the leader in the affair. He will come this morning before the magistrate. J. Larson, Quigley, Peacock, Ingle, Ni- cholson, aicCormack, B. Des- ercncourt, Shaw, Doyle, Hanrahan, OF SMALLPOX N B Oct E Oj lhc provinci. al board of health, said tonight that MR. MR. ON HAND H NOT THERE Meeting Called By Magrath Club At Medicine Hat Was Turned Into Rousing Gathering For Liberal Candidate there were sixty of smallpox m the town of Edmunston, N. li., and 25 are quarantined. The 11 itchier and the Organizer. The Secretary reported on the mat- ter of paying income tax in. order .to Tie placed on the civic'voters' list. It has been to preaeot to the Council the city solicitor's opinion ou the matter, but hV was unable to find out whether an' opinion, had been rendered or no't, the! only thing left to for thai- members of organized labor to go ahead and pay the tax, and if an ad- verse decision was rendered 4hey would be turned down; -Another delegate spoke on the same matter and, said he had been ed on eood' authority that the opin- ion was in the hands of theTcity sec- retary on. Wednesday, but he didn't know wnether it was the custom to give out an opinion'of that kind, be- fore the council or not, anyway he 'had hoard the substance of it and was of the opinion that they could be placed on .the voters' list. The question of the bye-election in the Alberta Assembly came in for considerable discussion, also the, ad: option of a candidate and platform. Many other suggestions were forth- coming but it nws-unanimously, decid ed that a committee of seven the preparations for the convention, and the 'appointed: "ifcCormack, Deseren- court, Tuckwell, Ritchie Hanrahan. 1 i This, committee will meet in bor Hall on Sunday at 2 p. m. A delegate asked if any action was to be taken regard to the augi gested moss meeting at which the two candidates were to speak. He was informed that the Liberals had suggested this, meeting but the Conservative party were, unable to accept owing to their arrange meats being.already made. source of contagion was brought by a man working on the 'G. T, P, con- struction GLOBE CALLS iTAilDFF Notice Of Actm Served by ike Hoi. George E; Foster Toronto, Ont., Oct. Globe tomorrow" will "Geo. Foster has served notice of action the Globe and on J. A. JTacdoiiald in connec- tion with, three articles which appear- ed in the issue of October one being Mr. Macdonald's address at Or- illia, the second editorial "Baseband and the third the first page article, "Another five thousand" "This Action on Foster's part should "be set downMpr. whatsit an etoventh'hour Medicine Oct. most largely attended political meet- ing ever held in Medicine Hat was that which took place -in the opera Just night under the auspices of. the. Magrath club. C. A. Ma- grath was announced as ihe princi- pal speaker and an invitation was ex- tended to Mr. W. 0, Simmons to be present and also address the meet- ing. Tho.. notice given the Liberals was short, but Mr. Simmons was caught up In the Glaichen country and" made ararrigementa for other Lib- eiu.1 speakers to take his meetings there.while-lie hastened to avail.hirn- first given him to meet candidate. His in-the city created considerable hence, the great crowcl which turned but to hear the joint'debate on the political ques- tions at ifisutf. Shortly Jtfier-> eight Spencer called the znelting to order and invited Mr. Simmons to take- a sent upon the platform. As Mr. Simmons advanced from the- body of the hall to accept the challenge applause was deafen- ing and even the ranks of Tuscany could scarce''forbear'to cheer. Th1..' chairman then announced thai it, was very doubtful if Mr. Magrath would he present "during the evening as he had telephoned into the citj from William Huston's residence 25 miles south saying the roads were in such condition that he feared "i would be impossible to drive announcement, undoubtrdly created an unfavorable impression as ranch era were sitting in the -hall who had ridden dxiring the day from the dis trict .in Magrath was stated to fa snowbound. However, Mr Lowe of Canbton iva's present to re with a foity minute address which time was m reading extracts rorn newspapers, on the value of the idependent representatives in Parlia- nent. Mr. then given forty He took for the basis of ib lemarks two inottoe which hung upon the wall: "Magrath and the Res- A TORY PAPER SAB GRITS WILL WIN OttawaJournal Makes Forecast Of Results On Monday Ottawa, The Ottawa Evening Journal, a strong Conserva tive paper, haaV published reports from in each of the nine provinces of confederation on th political situation. Allowing the Con servatives best possible results claimed the Government would hav -is a majority of. S4 seats. As this in- cludes a Conservative -lead of 26 seats in Ontario and 15 seats. in Que- bec, Liberals Journal, inform- ation to figure 40 of at lead for Matheson Goes Up In Smoke Toronto, Oct. reached hero of a big fire having visited! Ma- tht-son. New Ontario. Further par- ticulars to band indicate that near- ly the whole place was wiped out by the fire. Loss estimated at BANKGOMGTO PUT UP FINE BUILDING titution of Our Lands" and "Ma- ;rath and Railayx Where They Are STeeded." Ihe kind of restituwnon vhieh might be'expected was shown jy a comparison of, the manner vhicli the lands parcelled out ,o railways and friends by the Co n- party and the policy of the .and for the settler introduced by he Liberal administration. Local issues earne to the iront also n this connection the _ speaker ex- plaining in.detail the million acre deal which Hon. Frank Oliver refus- ed to put through for-the A. R. I. So. Another local point was strongly presented when the question of rail- ways where they are needed, was taken up and Mr. Lowe was pressed to te.lll tljc audience the details .of the.'mission .on; which he went to Ot- tawa when A." R. I. refused to run :their line into Cardston until the Liberal-Government cut off th'e subsidy, until'-this !portion of the line was finished. If railways were to be construct: d where needed the Lib- eral party was the party to do it as th'e. Conseijvativv-s: were. wedded to their C. P. R. monopolistic policy while the Laurier administration was encouraging the .Canadian.'..Northern, the Grand Trunk Pacific, and the H. B. railway with -branches of the two .former lor Southern -Alberta- FRANCHISE DEFEATED CU'veiand, 0., Oct. fran- chise under which the municipal tra- ction company is operating the lo- cal street railway lines on a three cent fare basis, was. defeated today by a majority of 951 in the referen- dum vote here today. The total vote cast was upwards of The de- feat of the 'franchise may mean that tho railway' properly will revert to its original .own- is and the old rates of .fare which lasted several years will be renewed. SERIOUS FIRE AT GRAM Livery Barn Destroyed-Norlh End of the Town in Danger Bank Of Commerce Will Have Three- Storey Edifice Yesterday, John Aird, of Winnipeg, superintendent of branches, and V. C. Brown, Chief Inspector of the Can- adian Bonk of Commerce, visited thb city and left 'with C. G. K. Nourse, the local manager, plans for a fine building to be erected on the bank's lots in this city, next spring. The present office has outgrown its use- fulness and a new building is almost a The new building will be of red brick and three storeys high. Columns of Homan stone will adorn both sides of the main en- trance. The second floor will be ut- ilized as offices for rent and the top Qoor as apartments for the stud.-' Mr. Aird was astonished ;tt. Uio wonderful growth of Letnbridge f-'nce his last visit here tn 1905. The pros- pects of this city, ho considers, us good as that of any city in The hecklers received a wlien'the question of "How about the was riiet'.by the answer, ''Ask Granum, Altai; Oct. serious Are started in the livery barn'. owned by Sandgathe Bros.-and at one time it looked bad for the north end of the town but by hard work and thanks to the traction engine owned by the Black Diamond Co., the fire got under. aft-er some squelcher five hours orhard fighting. ir nlwmt flip r m-Mi UiLJ W JJUI Mr. .he forty of The loss included, the'total destruc- tion of three buildings. All the live iheirf'ih thD sugar factory at Raymond of which he is a director." Wheat is coming On one day this week the new elevator took LATE CITY NEWS No mail from the east has reached Medicine Hat since the storm. It is expected that tli'i mail will come through, tonight. Complaints are many and emphatic about the condition the cement crossings in the city during the past few days. They have 'Jtcii covered with mud and uot a corporation em- ployee has turned out with a shovel to clear them off. This high and mighty attitude of "Don't is becoming tiresome. vCheets for both candidates wtrejin ovcr ninc thousand bushels, given ;close of the meeting Mr. Ferguson Blair was removed to Sfter which Mr. Lowe spent ;a few last Tuesday and the latest the absenc of rcports are that he is doing as nice- Mr. MagrathV- .-r- -r as can be exjjccted. BIG DOCKET FOR SUPREME COURT MR. GALT DEFENDS THE MILLION ACRE APPLICATION was good enough to admit case during thc two previous general elections. The negotiations, referred to were conducted with the .Prime Minister, solely by 'thcf-undcrsigned, aud ifr. Magrath's services-were availed of in minor The undersigned ..contends-- that the proposal he made "was hvore' in. the interests of the country than. in that of the Company and he believes that Alta., Oct. 23, I9p8 (ing obligations ia connection, with the'sooner or later Mr.. Oliver-will regret However, Mr. OKver Stated That Land Was Wanted Without Irrigation Conditions To the Editor Lethbridge Herald: Lethbridge, Alta.: Dear enclose herewith .a copy of a letter written .by Mr. E. T. Gait addressed to the Editor of the Win- dcvelppineu't; of it now controls, ilr. Magrath resigned his position as "Lund; Commissioner "nearly two years ago "and has no connection with the Company whatever. This Com- nipeg Free Press, appeared mjpaiiy has abRohitcly.no political bias that 'paper on Tuesday last. Yours truly, The following is the list of cases which up to date have been filed to come up at the sittings of the Su- preme court next week. Brown vs. Chamberlain; L, vs. Brown. j Bennett vs. -Wilson. These three cases are remnants from the last sittings-of the Supreiner court and the nature of them has al- ready been given in these columns. A. H. Hill vs. Sprad, two :claiming other The first action is for the amount of.a promissory note-and the second is on an agreement.for sale of certain lands, iv. 'Manti" City.Savings Bank vs. J. H. Bradshaw, of .Magrath. The amount claimed-is on a certain .note signed by the defendant. Wm.'-Oliver vs. 0. TJ. Macmicking and Wm. Colpman; and Thos. M. Evans against the same, parties. Amount claimed by Olives' is and by Evans is Both actions arise out of cer- tain transactions in timber limits in B. C. into which the plaintiffs claim that they were induced to enter by thc fraudulent misrepresentations of ihe defendants. Additional cases will probably be and never has had any, as'Mr. Oliver that he was the instrument .which caused the G ovenirneht l'to decline it. The Company has received every en- couragement from the Government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier in its effort to de- velop the country tributary to the (Continued on Back Page) MR. SIMMONS WANTS TO MEET MR. MAGRATH Offers.To Address Meeting -Under Auspices Of Tra and Labor Council Hon. ;Lymaa presideot and general manager of the Mossey Harris Co., C. H. ft'hitta- kcr. Manager :.'of the Manitoba branch, tl. Robinson assistant manager of thu Ontario braach.and W. Hunt, man ageir. of the Alberta, branchi are in the city kkSil agehcjVarid investigating" conditions in this" dis- trict.. A J. M.; .Harrison is in. recoil 1 of a communication. luj's.ur-tbitt lit conduct the dedication ser at a new church at or which Mr. Thos. Taylor is-tlw. pas- tor. Harrison also been in- vited to conduct- services at Medicine Hat, his u-ruii.-r cliitrge. The following'is the sopy ol a'let-j at the .theatre, when "Mr. Ma ter "stint'to Mr. C. Ives grath and other address and to DeVeber and ,W. Liberal casuiid-Jt'} .Lcthhridgc. Altn., Oct. 23, 1908 l lhc electors of the city_ i W. C. Ives, .BaiTister, thq Uon. Senator DeV Lethbridge: Dear notice that bills arc posted in the city advertising a me.it ing- for Saturday evening, Oct. on the list before the sitting of thc Supreme Court which opens on the 29th inst. before JCr. Harvey. The criminal docket is as follows: King v. Graham and Rudiac, at- tempted murder a waitress the King vs. Vadnais and Bissett, at- tempted murder of Richard Vadnais, of Boundary Creek. King vs. Seyord, escaping from cus- tody. King vs. Victor Namka, attempting to shoot John Dutor. King vs. Mike Pop, for counselling Victor shoo? John Tutor. King vs. and Homes, for as- sautt and interfering with switches of the A. R. I.. Co. King vs.. Sam Jones, abduction. G eneral Manager On Train, Kenbra, Ont., Octi :To.the of 'the Free I read in your issue this morning" a resume Air. Oliver's speech at Cardslon. In it makes a wholly .-unprovoked attack upon the Alberta' Ry.-A; Irrigation Company in "connec- tion with an application it 'made to the Governraent two or three years ago to purchase one million acres of land to the east, of its land grant (between Lethbridge" 'and Medicine which I cannot lot pass with- out refutation. Tho Company desired to utilize the water privileges which were granted to it for the development of the lands tributary thereto which in- volve an' immense expenditure in the enlargement and extension of its ca- nal system and the construction of a large rescrvpir system which would enable it to distribute water in jnin- ning streams through the lands men- tioned for the bencnt of. the settlers. The .company couUl only undertake this expenditure by having .the own- ership of a Inrgo area of laud which would he reclaimed, ns aforemention- ed' under the plan submitted to tho Government. The Company offered to pay one dollar per acre and agreed to sell the land at a price not exceed L T. GALT GAVE THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT THE CREDIT For the Assistance Given In Developing South Country Also Praised Mr. Sifton's Policy (From the Winnipeg Fnv Press, Sept. 9, 1004.) Sept. Iv T. Gait, son of the late Al- "Are with these "Not with past results, but I have confidence in the future. The demand settlers are locating for coal on our up. and in is steadily increasing as Lntp vou irrigated lands; towns-areniehalf flf yollr near future tlie I.t-thbridi district will Jbu to non in ilic- Territories." "Is: thr irrigated land suitahle lor all kinds of farm- "Yes; anything that will prow in nthi-r parts of the. North-- si, the farmers have of drouphl. ing three dollars ncrc, nnd also to expend one million dollars upon the improvements mentioned before re cciving complete title to the land. exnnder Gait, who has' prob.ibly done more than any other man in promoting the development of Southern Alberta, who wns in city today, was asked by correspondent to give some information for publication his various N-Mh West enterprises. "I can do that in a few words." replied Mr. "Yoxi can say that our companies arc the pioneers of Lbthbridge. "district, that they were, financed with English capital." "Will you mention tlu: companies, nnd what have "Our first and hardest struggle was in developing our coal deposits nnd finding a markf-t for thi> product. Wo were ahead of the. ttmos. Wo commenced more thnn twenty years ago with and barges, whk-h were operated between Lcthbridgo and Medicine Hat. BJT this means, ostablishod tho quality and vain-' of our coal. But in the absence of im- provt-hiont.s to navigation was too costly. Wy then obtain- ed more capital and built 110 milr-s of railway tin terminus r.t Lolhbritlgrt to Diinnvire on thc C. P. R. market was still insufficient and we were compelled t your attention'to arrangements I en- deavoroii to make lost Saturday, Oct. 17th, on behalf of Mr.- Simmons, which were tc tic tl tu tht oral candidate desired to have the trades and Labor IIP-.to both candidates to address'.a "i'i mret- ing in thc rity on Oct. .under 'their'-..nusyircb, :i placed this proposal Itefore 3Ir.. Dun- can, and Mr. Tuckwell, "oflicers of.tU'i j Trades-and Labor Council, who ag- reed with me to use their endeavors to have the meeting arrnngeci. oti tho same afternoon, Oct. 17th. Jfr. Duncan and .Mr. Tuckwell report- ed to me tho result of their having interviewed yon as Mr. Mngrath's ng- would agree on candidate to a. joint meeting to be held at the Lyceum SUDDEN DEATH ATLUNDBRECK One of our new Raymond, has a population of and a boet supar :it a cost of half a dollar? which, within a vvar or forni the principal source of supar supply for thi- West. supar. manufactured from hist yer.r's this bovond a doubt." ha Doctor DeVebor would speak first. Mr. Mngruth and then "Of course yon have assistance from Government Mr. Simmons, rcsorvmg to yourself tho i'igh our land Our irrigation canals and narrow gnage railways were not regarded your sujrgostioii that I would ag- ree on Sinunons' behalf to hold ;i nuvUnp on .Saturday" Oct. 24th at any In the ciiy which might' be rtt. which mating "the only speakers ho the two candi- dates with Mr. Duncrui. President of bridge to Great Falls, a distance of 200 miles." "Was not that spendinp a lot of money to open up a .vith much favor by financial pooplo. And 1 am to say Thc Tjlbor-rouncl, f mg nnd that Ihe speaker who opened tho. mooting should bove the right to it. To this sxirrjrestion T have that, the moment they became convincad- of their value is a colonization factor, they gave encouragement and ly commended the Company for hav- ing made good use of its franchises and privileges which it has from time to time received From the ment of the day, and now, simply because a former official of the Com- pany has chosen to embark in politi- cal life and upon the other side of politics, lie particularly the Company of partizanship in the ef- fort to acquire more iaitu without giving any covnroenjsuratc return there for and the non-fulfillment of exist- "Yes; but wo could not stop, even then. We had ex- pended large sums, and were compelled to go ahead, to protect what we had already invested. We therefore ftanized ihe Irrigation Company, and the Mary's. River Railway Company. Under these charters expenditures would have cessed. With this co-operation, j opportunity jur efforts are proving successful, and country at! no rcpiy ana i now taKc the informing you that large will bsnent, as there are millions of acres of Gov- jthe. oiTer still holds good. Mr. Sim- jrnment land, which, by can be made to 1s winin" "m ducj crops independent of drought or dry seasons." we, have constructed about 120 miles of irrigation canals. i "What are the general conditions in thor NMih West'Kity on which reclaim practically about half a million acres of land, which was previously semi-arid, and 47 miles of "Excellent, and most encouraging the fitturf. you think the Western policy of the Government nnxious to moot Masir.ith any platform ia the (Vt. -24th to dis- thc issues in this campaign and A LOCAL BUDGET V The remains of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rutkay, of Tnlxjr, were brought to the city last night for interment in the Catholic cemetery. O. Overholt, a brakeman on the extra train that was in here last Sat urday, had the misfortune to break one of his legs. lie fell from the top of a freight car as they were switch- ing in the Pioneer. The Fortnightly Club held its ular meeting lost night with about thirty present. Papers were given by Rev. A. M. Gordon, Mr. Irving, J. Sharman anri C. E. Branriow. jirs. Morgan and her young son contribut- ed to the musical part of the even- ing's entertainment. the only speakers to the can- didates. This we consider a fair proposal narrow gviaee. colonization railway following the line of is th; bast that could be will give Mr. MngiMth thc opnortun- and irust you will arrange to accept en j u- u t. r j both opening and closing the the canal? i I regard the policy which is being followed, to rush b "Have you any objection, Mr. Gait, to mentioning; forward the West, as most effective and satisfactory. I j thv% meeting presided amount invested in your several "Abor.t nino million dollars." !do not ste how it can well .be improved, and hope it will bp continued." over by Mr. Duncan, President The Trades nnd Labor Council and Yours truly (Sgd.) S. J. Shepherd Liberal Club ;