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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume III .Lethbri'Oge, Alta., Thursday, September Number ,22 BIG INCREASE HOMESTEAD ENTRIES Great Majority Are By English Speaking People SIX MONTHS RECORD Dakota and Minnesota Still Sending Large Numbers Ottawa, Sept. en- tries, in the .west for the six' months en-ding July 31, 1910. show a gratify- ing increase of over a similar period of the year 1909, the.'figures being entries against For the' month of July alone there entries of which .1.- 248 were made by Canadians residing; side points hesitated albput coming to Canada's Eloquent Statesman Wins tfii Favor ol tke Crowd He Addresses-Impressed With His Statesmanlike Utterances and His Oratory A High Minded Appeal to New Citizens From tke States WILL BE BUILT Addresses Also: Given By Premiei SiftbnV Hon. tFrank Oliver, E. M.'Macdonald, M. R arid F. M. P. Three Addresses Presentel to Premier Procession and Reception "All Lethbridge, assisted 'by ihun- dreds from the Conservatives and gave.-Sir'-.Wilfrid'-'and his party a rousing, welcome yester- day. The day was not propitious; it was raw and ception arrival in the city. Just before good night he remarked 'tHat the" city would a post office, adding with a .twin- kle in his eye "If Mr. Magrath .doesn't and -then he turned about ah id- shook hands, ;f uriJher' applause: Today the Premier spent a restful morning at Senator resi- dence.-where he city, and at opened -the .left aL two- o'clock ,'by special; train for Medicine Hat' RECEPTION AT THE-STATION SEKIOUS STRIKE ON AT BILBOA City Declared to Be in a State of ers Are Ugly Sept. strike situa- tion is alarming. The funds of the raen have been exhausted and the strikers arc in an ugly irood... Colli- sions with the police, gendarmes and or regretJo_cast his eyes on the pre- Wnen the special .train carrying Sir Wilfrid and party pulled into the de- pot a large crowd ,of. citizens had as- sembled to welcome the distinguish- ed guests. The local corps of Mount- ed Police was on hand.- to act as. a guard of honor and the Citizens' Band and Miners' Band were out in -full force. As Sir- Wilfrid was -escorted to the platform which had 'been erected to facilitate the reading of the addresses of welcome, the band struck up "The Maple Leaf Forever." On- .the plat- form, in addition to the visiting party-. were Mayor is, Aids. Sage, King, C. A. 'Magrath; M.P., C. G. arse, Hon. W. A. Buchanan, M. r. P., J. W. secretary of the Board of Trade; S. J. president the "Liberal As- sociation; Supt. Wilson and Inspect-j or West of the R. AT. W. M. P., and W. C. Simmons, ex-'M. P.'P.-Alderman1 Sage -read the address of welcome fo- the city, and J. W; McNicol for the Board of Trade. Replying -Sir -Wi- frid stated that he was glad for t1' second time to be privileged to Visi .Lethbridge; and congratulated the crl izens on 'the marked progress madf. during the sixteen years -since hi? first visit in 1894. Then Lethbridg? was more of village. Since then her progress can VK- with any of the 'big cities of the He thanked the city in all its organ! zations for the cordial welcome. the more from the fact that his frier Magrath, was helping give it. The greeting showed .he wr welcomed as a citizen of Canada, wir no regar.d for distinctions of any kin He called attention to the remarks i the addresses referring to the Po; Office, and asked to be allowed to re- serve his remarks in this -regard until a later occasion in the day, -buz he, added .that it would be his" pleasure and the signatures or, and George Robinson, Secre-, tary-Treasurer. ''._-_ B.oard of Trade Address The address by "the Board of. Trade was as To the Right Honorable- -Sir Wilfrid Laurier: T.he Lethbridge Board of "Trade de- ence Wilfrid's About a New dffice Quieted ah -the Crowid'-at ng Macleod, ;Aug; Sir -Wilfrid: er- and party here at from' Fernie train Caving b'ee place -all night .m. fria might throughT over .the famous daylight1 the of eastern notables who are accompaiiyingVjSif Wilfrid, there came. the Malcolm 'A. Senator; of Maunsellof, this town was joined here .by" ton and -Hon. down; from the north lasrnight: f- 'A; -large crowd met the Premier.--pt all: the no mphisr-of any kind toot placed ih'ere te-; presentation to. little WaLma, -pf .a .beautful' recipient little', ence experienced, owing to the lack of post office accommodation, and to urge upon you the necessity for the erec-. 1 tion at as early a date as possible, of a post-office in Lethbridge. j We might give.you figures and sta- 1 tistics as to the' postal business done i here, but we are aware that the qu'es- ition has already been, before, the Office Department and been .discussed .in Parliament; consequently it is im- necessary to take up your time by re- iterating matters with which the De- ipartment is already familiar. We feel .'assured, that if while here, you will visit our present post office'between i the hours of eight a. m. and noon, the I evidence of your eye-sight would bring i inore strongly before you the necessity of a proper building, than any argu- jment which we could present. We also say, thai as citizens Siis' Idndly-manner kissing he did- The premier, his party, the oil, an-d': other town soon, loaded into the score gaily decorated automobiles" ed: away -to the House 7 Parky where the speaking was to take place" The .premier himself iri--die-first ...-Malcolm M. L'., Sifton, M. P. P., being in the n'e'xt President Van -Someren of the Board of Trade, John Herron, M. P.; and otn- ers. Streets Gaily Decorated The route was down Second Avenue along Twenty-fourth Street, on to" Third Avenue and thence to the park which was entered through an arch- of wheat sheaves. The streets and stores .were gaily decorated, with-flags and stream- ers. On each, electric and telephone pole along tlie route about ten. feet from the ground were attached a sheaf of wheat and two flags and the effect was splendid. Banners across. the streets bore legends as these: "Prosperity and Government Go, Hand in and to Canada's Representatives." >v A platform had been erected upon, the east side of the Courts-House and' SIR WILFRID LADRIER iof Lethbridge, we take a pride in our'when the guest of honor ,city. and boih individually coPec- !on applause, handclappingjv-.and; i lively have done and are doi-" mucii !cheers .tumultuous. Mayor Faw- jto erect here a class of buildings was l.he first sPsaker- and address- Iwill be a credit to ir. in its future de-iins S5r Wilfrid' delivered the-following-. ;velopaient, aad we humbly "express 'of ;iiope that your Government will erect! Mayor's Address of Welcomed n post office, which will be a credit! ;o a city of the size, which On Dehalf of the .__ t T .1 1 undoubtedly have attained in live 'years I'roai now, and also to the Domin- ifjii of Canada, and- one which .our 3s can point out to visitors from co.'mtries wiih some feelings of Tours respectfully, Lembridge Board of Trade. strike-breakers arc constantly occur- ring- Many factories are being clos- ed and the work in the harbor has been wholly suspended. Dock -employ- eas o are pn strike, have issued an appf to their foreign colleagues ask- inp o- latter to refuse to handle mere ..indize intended for shipment Troops are being concentrated company of soldiers has been thrown about the city to prevent the entry of strikers from other dis- tricts. Government Between Madrid, Sept. view of there were about fifty. Civls Address The address from the city was aB -n- i. To the Right Honorable Sir _ strike rioting reported 'Voni Bilbao, 1he ccovernment is considering the uiavi'pi- of declaring that city in a state of siege. -Sympathy at Saragassa Saracossa, Sepi. 1. j rking men's orpanix.atloas to-l.iy fie j sent quarters to see for himself the reason the matter was .being urged upon him. He asked the citizens not to blame the Government for the condition of things, but "to place tho responsibility on the city for develop- ing so rapidly. He regretted Lady Laurier's ab- sence, and explained that she was pre- vented by ill health. -However, she! was seeking health in Alberta, and he trusted she would find it. Referring to the part of address which wished him all good things ur.-j bridge had the high honor of the! W fce went -to his reward, Sir Wilfrid I Lng you as a visitor who had already PUBLIC MEETING As Sir Wilfrid drove up with bis party in automobiles. Wi as he ca Macleod, allow me to extend hearty welcome. Ass oei ated as is our town" wi tb. the very earliest history .of .'the .North West.- we -trust that you than ordinary interest in our welfare. Many experiences iiave com'e to this old town, many pleasures and privil- eges have been, hers, and now we are glad to include among them a '-visit from you, Sir, Canada's distinguished Premier. "In cur midst are people from many countries and of widely different opin- The party were then escorted to [on the main structure. The millions the gaily decorated autos, of which j of builders under your directions are I a strong race, physically, morally and i intellectually, and in future ages the {work of your hands will be seen in (firmly cemented people forming a j stately part of this Great British Em- _ bring loyal greeting to you, Sir, and you havmc. manyof them waited to "see'and hear i "Let me assure you that it is a sometimes unite in one common "tvitt-vi LV ace faith, they j toe man of, whom they had j_i iJiwj. all heard great pleasure to us to have vou and rire; Lethbnd-40 i. at preaeat friends with us even if for so in the reasonable desire of .having a st office-building in keeping with, re- quirements of an uncommonly gressive community. comparison of years, can pro- by opportunity, and their enthusiasm and short I time. yo'jr hrneward jo.urney.be situations, your goodwill to gemeral progress; and your steady "continuance our destitution of are daily seen and felt; since the municipal council of Leth- jjjeace the stately structure and virile ciari-d 'a general strike in j beginning and conclusion was given vilh the 'strike Bilbao. j rousing sheers. said -he was receiving all the reward engraved his name on the heirts of On the occasion of your former visit he wanted. As a private citizen he was not ready for heaven, and asked that He be given a few more years to prepare. Throughout the address the Premier repeatedly applauded and at its were unbounded. ione of and benefit and 3nay un tne were S. J. Shep-jthe citizens of Canada be long blessed sra, president of -the Lethbridge Lib-i in having over their affairs men' of prff.ld.ed: Sir i your ability and integrity." Board of Trade Address wnvci 'jjii-i President-1. P. Van Somerea, of the condone poor service. j ister of lhe Interior; Hon_ Senat03. Board of Trade, followed reading the Representing each unit in the popu- j Gibson, of Ontario; E. M. Macdonnld, [address of that body; lation, of this Western City, we wish (-M- P-. from Nova Scotia; F. F. Pardee, i "The Mayor of our town has already our people and in the history of this j we had the extreme pleasure of In- fair Dominion, eluding in our welcome, tne amiSble We, the Civic Council of today con- partner of your life's joys and sor- sider your visit a still higher honor I rows, and we regret her absence to- than that of 1S94. During these years you have fin- ished the foundation work of this great Dominion, and are now engaged [contented. day, but we have the satisfaction of knowing that she -is within our Pro- vince of Alberta, therefore safe and such conditions naturally for Madame Laurier and yourself a i care-free holiday, and a safe and pies- Lean, provincial secretary: Hon. C.R. ant return to your home, and the rich- Mitchell, attorney general; Dr. War- est blessings of Almighty God, until [nock, M.P.P.; Hon. Senator De Veber your rewards come. Lethbridge, Alberta, 31st 1910. Ontario; Hon. A. J. Me- formally welcomed you, and we- 'can if ion. W. A. Buchanan, M.P.P.; W..C. i Aldermen Then follow the seal of the city, i P. P.: Sage, Fraync, Oliver (Continued on pane 3) Adams. and assure you tha': what he has said Jin. welc Prime Minister of Canada, is the sentiment of each citizen of our town, and of-lihe; im- portant ranching, and rapidly growing agricultural country, surrounding it. (Continued on page. ;