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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume III. Lethbridge, Alta., Saturday, September 17th, 1910. MAUNSELL IS A LIKELY WINNER .A Mass Meeting at Mac- leod Helped His Cause TAG DAY ON OCTOBER 2 THE PREMIER SPOKE A Clear Cut Talk Will Not State Policy on A. Macleod, Sept. H. Maunsell. the Liberal candidate in' the Mac- leod bye-election, is feeling -better about-his prospects today than he did yesterday for the very good reason that the meeting, the first in the campaign, 'held last night stimulated' his and convinced Con- servatives., and-others who-were in: dined -to be sympathetic with the .candidature of Robt. Patterson, that Macleod would serve its., best inter- .Bests' a supporter of'-the Bifton government. Premier Sifton was on hand and got a rousing reception from the 'huge crowd that packed -the town ball. He was suffering from a slight cold .-but. made a most effective Bpeech that stamped him as a shrew-fi discreet statesman, not appealing to the people for ..the sake of votes, for the party, but what'he considered, the best interests sof the province.' Ha told the- audience that he had -been In the west for' thirty-five years, and some of the old timers in the audi- ence, who had always presumed they were the first to .cross the Red River, became anxious about their laurels in lhat respect.- The however, was not comparing records as to Settlement; in the1 west, but. meh- length of his residence west' oT the ..Red River to impress the audience that he knew touch about the country 'find'-its needs. Vita! Matter- about j '.hearers. ;that the uppermost question, the vital question.to the farmers was need of railways and roads. He ..was 'Clear cut as to bis policy. These tilings the people saust have and -to get them was go- ing' to be the main object of his gov- ernment What 'did the farmers cars Bbout a reduced'tariff or freight rates if -they Ead a railroad with an eleva- ior 'by its side a.few miles from their home? Then they would save money and'labor in the hauling of, the grain that was important thing. 'A meeting of delegates "from "the different 'was held at the Balmoral Hotel'last night. F. T. Robins was elocted chairman and A. J.. secretary.- ,The Soci- eties represented ..were-the S.O.E., Ancient- of Caledon- ian Society, Orangemen, Woodmen o! the World, and it- is expected that several' other societies will' be repre- sented at the.meetiitg to. be held'on Tuesday evening next at the Balmor- al Hotel- It was unanimously decid- ed to hold a Tag Day on Sunday, Oct. 2nd.' A committee was appointed to in- terview the Hospital .-Board to see what arrangements ccwld be made with them. Other societies wishing to be- represented are requested to ssnd delegates to meeting on Tuesday next at the Balmoral Hotel, at 8 p.m. C. P. R. LINE TO SASKATOON NEXT Probability Of Its Being Built in the Near Future GOOD REASON GIVEN BIG INCREASE OF COFFIN TACKS Canadians Smoked Near- ly Half a Billion Cig- arettes Ottawa, Sept. Customs re- turns for the fiscal year show one in- dication of prosperity iwhicn will not excite general enthusiasm.. The con- sumption of cigarettes for the fiscal year ending. March 31st last totalled no less than. in- crease of little cigar- ettes, as compared -with the preceding year and representing ,an, outlay of pro Dably four 'million principally for boys and young men in Canada ,dur ing the year. to talk 'ffrcilities and' Mr.' Patterson, who had spoken early In the meeting, as did Mr, Sims and J. E. Pember, .two of his supporters, had -referred to the condition of the .road to -where he has a ranch and" the Premier said that this New York, Sept Mc- Dowell, prospector and '.miner, who killed his wife to end her sufferings in the wilds of the -Canadian North- west, -is at the Home of friends 277-3 Bainbri-dge avenue today. He is z nervous and physical wreck; Mc- Railway Situation is Sized Up by a Local Engineer That line being surveyed at the present 'time by the C.P.R. from Kipp Junction just west of the city, north-easterly towards Cassills or Brooks on the C'.P-R- main line will be completed and continued on to Saskatoon or another point in North- Saskatchewan before tion- of the Lethbcidge-Weyburn branch is the opinion of Rv E.--Mac- Arthur, civil engineer, of .this ".city: Mr. MacArthur's guess C, 'P. R..'s' intentions is that it desires an. .air line route for coal from the Crow's Nest, and domestic coal from the Lethbridge districts in- to Northern Saskatchewan. There is a vast consumption of coal- ia 'that territory, and at present it either has to be taken monton, 'and, then east over, either the Grand Trunk or Canadian or east along the main line .to Re- gina and then north. A line running directly -north-east from Lethbrid-ge to Saskatoon would naturally, draw the bulk of the coal traffic for North- ern Saskatchewan, will tap bet-ween here and there a vast territory rapid- ly- settling up and at present yitli no. o'ther roads planned to cross it. .-In, addition, with the completion-of the TRADE ONGRESS CLOSED Port Twentv- 1 sixth 'Annualvconvention o.f and Labor Congress was closed this noon af ter a ioorning session at which the principal" subject "of discussion was the appointment of permanent organ- izers." .The.mat'ter was. referred to the executive. At .noon many delegates were on.the train en-route home. The resolutions morniiig were of importance, except the pos- sible recommendation that the Dom- inion government .'-'appiont a perman- ent; Officer. Others had to do with the blind, widows and 'cripples and means of getting evi- dence to better facilitate the pressing of claims under the workmen's com- OTTAWA HAS Guesses T3iat Hon. Frank OHyerWmSoon Retire CANADA Dowell complied -the plea of his mortally injured, wife to end her agony. He was exonerated ;by a jury. "My wife "was Fanny Crawford, a na- tive of Alberta he said.- had been .brought to his atten- "I a rich claim near Castle Moun- tain, British Columbia. extension oi the Cascades Range and soon after we tion along with other roads in district'and-he asured Mr. Patterson that" Mr. MaunselPs election would not interfere witih the particular road being put in shape. Mr. Sims 'had asked the premier if Macleod would fairly dealt with if Mr. Patterson iwas returned. The premier said without hesitation that the consti- luency would -get ,a fair deal tout that the government would rather deal with a friend than on enemy. That was 'human nature. Only two classes of men sit in .tibe legislature, sup- porters and opponents. Mr. Patterson would consider as an opponent if elected end and Mr. Maunsell a friend s.upporter. Yet Mr. Maun- sell, if elected as a Liberal, was not compelled to swallow everything tha government proposed. He had perfect right to use his own judgment .This led him to a consideration the Alberta Great Waterways Rail- iway matter. He had na policy to an- nounce an-d didn't intend to announce any policy until the legislature met and the report of the commission was presented in tine constitutional way. He was prepared to say that if the policy he might then announce did not suit Mr. Maunsell or any other Liberal members, they bad every light vote against him and if he was defeated he would retire to pri- vate life. However, certain newspa- pers and certain public men were not going to compel him to divulge his policy until he mot the legislature in November. That was -the time and there was the place to announce his position to the men elected to represent the people of this province. The declaration suited the crowd and Jie was vigorously applauded. "Equal Rights to AM Allusion to Mr. Paterson's posing as a farmer's candidate led the pre- mier to say that tihe government was for all the .people. Equal rights 'be given all classes and. th@ farmers had no need to worry when they had every member of the gov- ernment sitting for rural constituen- cies. In conclusion Premier appeal ed to the electors to support Mr. Maunsell. That was the only way to express confidence in the govern- ment. on Page Ten.) were married decided to visit it The mule on which my wife was rid- ing was stung 'by a hornet and plung-. ed over a precipice. carrying my wife with him. My wife was crushed to a shapeless mass and begged me to end her agony. I tfhen shot her." FIREMAN KILLED IN ST. THOMAS YARDS St. Thomas. Sept. McTaggart, M. C. R. fireman, whiLj taking a short cut through the yards last evening stepped in front of an engine -backing up to the round house and had 'bo'th legs and an arm cut oft. He died in iospital four hours later. McTaggert was 35 years of age and mother. live-d with his widowed Kootenay Central line, a quantity of- the grain, raised along part.of: "the route at_ least will be attracted V to the pacific coast- via the The line will also tap the.'territory- being .opened .up- by the irrigation works of the Southern Alberta Land. Co., -Ltd. Additional weight' is "gif en "to '..MfT Mac'Arthur.'s opinion ofrthe intention by'the fact that the people behind the Bow River Collieries, about eighty miles north of were planning to build a line, but stopped suddenly, presumably upon-au-7. thoritative information as to the P- R.'s plans and also that when, a month ago, fearing _that there might be a scarcity of work for farmers in Southern Alberta, the Lethhridge Board of Trade were urging upon, the C.P.R. to commence work' from this end upon the Lethbridge-W-eyburn line, Vice-President William Wliytc said that they were.not prepared to do that, but would go ahead with the from if the Politicians _ Much Interested ments that -preliminary, steps are be- ing taken forwarding SUCCEED BULYEA Then he Predicts Premier Sifton Will go to Ottawa .JVIorning: Cit- izen, conservative, .jieajing with the ap- pointment at an. early -date of new Lieutenant Governors of Saskatche- wan and'Alberta "The leading candidates "lor.the .governorship of Saskatchewan are Mr. George Brown, of, Kegina and Mr.- J. G: M. P. for former has the backing of Scott government while Turriff-is recommended by a-Lib- eral member of parliament for Sask- atchewan. In.-Alberta the situation de- rives interest of the pro- bable retirement of Hoii. Frank Oliver from the Cabinet.- It.is generally be- lieved that sharp differences of opin- ion exist between.- Mr. -Oliver and .his colleagues, respecting questions of. pol- AN EARLY P10NEE HAS PASSED MAY BAD IN FERNIE 1 Moose -Jaw, Sask., Sept. News reached the city today- of- thoj death 01 Charles Nicolle, rancher, Buffalo Lake, one of the earliest, settlers: of] this district, and the real link, with j the time when the west. ...first began to make history. The deceased join- ed the R.N.W.M.P. at- its formation 'as supply officer and regimental 'Quar- ter-master, Of ait his comrades num- bering over thirty there obly regains Major-Oen-eral George French- Colonel 'Walker, of .Calgary, Assist- ant-Commander McGilree, Major .1: BV Mitchell, 'and 'Col.' Sam Steelc, time troop-sergeant-majors. -After leaving the service- Nicolle Avcht into j business -on' the Island oL Anticosti. When the boom struck Port Garry, now Winnipeg, he came back to look after. Ms investments. For some years he served as baiiifi and deputy- sheriff. Severe Criticism of" Actkin of .Mayor and Council The two last were :at that] F R T I MP roo-sereant-maors. -After L v J--JVX i-iYva, reciprocity have been in administration of.department of -jO t-na, TvH-jricrii-rc: iW ceived here, with strong, interest a- mong importance of these, statements is considerably imnimized by ,'those who have been conversant, with, the "-drift of Canadian reciprocity -rLegojtiaflons in., recent years. The last spring to which reference has -been made was the Ministers., regulations in regard to immigration 'were modified by the. his absence in Yukon and it is currently reported that the; differences of opinion as to proper method of allotment of home- steads in railway belt of British Col-, umbia, terminated'a few- days ago in an interview between Mr. Oliver and considered-nere'as !Sir Wilfrid Laurier-at Kamloops to and it is felt that- absolutely .nothing) course of -which the former tendered can.-.'be done rfurtiier under, the Payne- Aldrieh law.. .This. :will ..necessitate the treaty approval' of tlie housfr to beihacL-riJa. addition. view. of the- Lethbridge-Alclersyde branch Carmangay north, and that, line had been definitely lie" would have recommended the com- mencement of grading upon, a line from a point somewhere on the Kip- Canuangay branch north-easterly. RAILWAYS TO CUT OFF FREE PASSES Chicago, III., Sept. in the Western Passenger Association comprising the lines between Chicago and the Rocky Mountains, have adop- ted a resolution that after Jan. 1; 1911, no complimentary annual, passes be issued to the officers and agents :Of other below the rank-of as- sistant passenger agent. This will cut off from'the privilege .the thousands of general agents, district division travelling agents and- local representatives of the roads in vari- genf -parts the- country the.' Democratic gains, it is believed however, that there- will good chance of putt- ing through f su-ch satisfactory provi- sions, including the paper schedule in spite of- the Aldrich and Hale crowd, if delay is held TintiUthe new congress comes in. Nothing is expected 'next winter, Ms resignation. It was not accepted that time, there is every reason to--believe that within''-the next'- f ewl" months-Mr. Oliver'will be the- cabinet by Premier 'Al- berta.--: There is .none the less eyery disposition, on, the the govern- ment part on..gop.d. terms, and there is authority for state- mentthat the minister has the refusal of the Governorship. of Alberta." JAMES J. HILL IS WILEY RENOMINATED Newark, N. J., Sept. tative Wm. W. Wiley, was renomin- ated for Congress. at, the Sth district Republican convention today. Wal- ter I. McCoy was nominated by the Democrats to oppose him.1 INltRPREMS WIFE ELOPED ervi< ment of New Clerk to." The, Ferriie, Sept.; to.-the -Herald-oy wire, garding th-e -meeting. oi the; .cil -wss--shorthand, ihcpmplet not convey-' the; lull., ircport. of most .unusual "affair. -heard'today-upon the pie. of, all classes.'is, the .stand V tampering trust. funds'. cti over- any kind-of ,al that .a mayor and L; do. is- adhere .strictly 'made -to. sinking: A Well Known Official Searching for His Family Sept.. Wolff; the well known German.1'- "interpreter rather autocall statement.. to Mrc- Eckstein, that gentleman pressed f or; mafcion 'regarding'..the tion, .tHat if he had .'done .-wrong, h-e. here, is looking for and.two children. The wife eloped "with, a-ihan Lapp and with. her. They .are have passed 'through Minot, from which-place-they Mont. Inquiry at.the latter .place, threshed .out, did. not. satisfy shows that, the police- areMinahle'.'-'to! Such -locate the party, and it is', .believer! that they did not -leave the" .train' for' Great Falls at Havre, but .kept on right-through to the'coast.. answer '.St. Paul, Minn., Sept. J. Hill was seventv-two vears old GETS ENOUGH TO NOMINATE Seattle, Sept. almost complete .give Congressman- Win. E. Humphrey "stand patter" votes out o a total of cast for the Kspnblican nomination in the .first Washington' Congressional district the -face of these' returns Mr. New York, Sept. York who just guilty of diverting f unds- from" "their: legitima-fe4 -purposes, did -not that officer's ter. of- 'the." di .trary to. -law, has .'.--th- -accounife chief, .officers 'of those en to see that the laws ,gqllection and disbursement are adhered igndfed wilfully; 'are' than- is.'a subordinate tor ''doing gal''things, after 'having set "before V. Where It.'End There manjr ations out of :this lor law that, there is '-.Home :today, "I'm in good i Humphrey has the' necessary he remarked, standing erect and hisiper cent; for .nomination an-d eyes shining brightly, he looked-to to Spare in splendid condition. "Some four years at the state capitol you said that the time had come when you would shortly drop the burden, that you would have a little time left to read some, he vras reminded. I said it he" replied brisk- ly. "It is not my burden, it is oth- he added. Mr. Hill is adverse to -talking about OPEN OFFICE IN LETHBRIDGE R. G-. Dunn the well known commercial are opening ous cities accustomed free. to travelling Pincher Creek, re-. What looks like an indication t-bat port published in the Calgary News the company expect to start- grading to the effect that the new railroad operations soon is the fact that A. himself. Evidently lie did not like to branch in Lethbridge. This firm has discuss personal iratters, although it j not opened many' branches as yet in is his birthday. What kind of books j the Canadian West, only- the larger should a man read, he was asked, i centres having them. This is a recog but Mr. Hill was not going to be led 1 nation "by; this concern oi the import- intp a discussion of literature with a! ance of Lethbridge as a financial cen- tw-inkle in his eyes all he said-was. itre. 'That depends on the man." Mr. Hill u-as down at. his office! DECREE !S ISSUED bright and oarly. Sometimes he! Home, Sept. papal decree reaches his office after ten .today instructs the congrega- alighting from his carriag-e at the tioa of the Holy office to index the City is on tne eve of a labor "Policcltlon: as .to vhfre graft" .exposure if credence is to he i8 ioi_ given-persistent reports in circulation 'fanlc' tne Home Bank in-police, court circles today. These of the._city funds since are to the effect that a -police, official I it was'transferred .'from-; who had been caught, in the-coils of Canadian Bank of _ the investigation into vice, conditions .had been.kept since'the, or- instigated by Acting .'Mayor Mitchell, ganization of, 'the city, and LJ i _ f-.' ,t, had indicated his -desire "to 'tell the bank retused to continue, account high administrative-authorities--- all conditions asked.. that he knew concerning the existence committee; tte. of graft from gambler, proprietors to newly appointed clerk has' disorderly resorts and other places oi fome months, .the accountant _m- .the, vice of the community.. The revela- Home Bank, and the mayor the attorney for the pany -which furnished the -bond for, the city.clerk. These things, while and tauen with the admission'of .tne sinking for other' tion of shocking conditions at Coney Island made as a result of-the rcceixt crusade bv the acting-mayor's or-'. t ders was simply a starting-point for] may mean nothing, are the disclosures'likely to .follow; causing uniavorable was said in connection with the re- port that a sensation was about to be sprung. Twenty-five -persons -have the for which they been indicted by the King's- County voted' .the consent grand jurv 3s a result of the earlv voters' Delation ..'ex- disclosures since Inspector Russell Press Provisions of th-e took charge of the Coney Island dis- are certainly causing comment.. trict when Inspector O'Brien was re- Aldermen m It Too lieved from duty there.. It is stated upon the street; today that some of .the aldermen have-also violated the Act in taking money, di- rectly or indirectly from' the for various services. One alderman, -it'is; FITZPATRICK IS BACK Ottawa, Sept. Charles Fitzr i Patrick, who represented Great has been voted, several, hundred tain on the Hague fisheries tribunal, j dollars for work done upon, returned to the city today." The chief i-streets, and the-councillors-are ,sdid justice had no statement to make re Third Street entrance. Practically ev- long list of modern reviews and garding the award. erybody else in the building uses" the j ___ ____ ._. elevator but Mr. Hill. He likes ex- ercise, so walks up stairs to consult the vrious officials in charge of the different departments of the Great Northern Railway. IRISH LEADERS ARE COMING TO AMERICA London, Sept. steamers L.usitania, Baltic and Laurentic. which sailed from British ports -to-day for to justify their action by section which states that a council can vote its members compensation. for services in attending counciUmeet ings. This does not the.ground, however, lor voting a CQuncillor.-'ihpn-'''.' ey for work done upon the street: These things are.pointed to'by--some people who claim that councillors who have disqualified themselves .in this way can, not be considered inde- and the statute is expressly provided to guard against such a. con- tingency.. Whether ih-sse men, wao are said to have put themselves in to positions, are of any dis- here has been bought up by Hill oil J. McG-uire4s getting pile driver I lists the Great Northern, is a r.he bridge work into shape and I censor an Whatever may be the ultimate dispo- securing accommodation "for his work- sition of the Pincher Creek, Cardston j men. Montana railway, it is a premature j Since the plans [or this new road break on th-e part of any newspaper were approved bv Premier Sifton the to make 5uch_ statements, as emanat-j daily papers of "Alberta, and other ed from the News. On being approach; provinces' have been e-ivins; the route ed in the matter and handed a copy i a great deal Of oublicity." The people of the News to read today, Mr. J. of this town and district, no 'doubt 16. the required amount Mohamed Jnmalui Kiram" the i of Sulu. to' face another at Lethbridge j of Lethbridge. it is said, that he obtained Taylor, the man in control here, in other districts wCu, laugh, saying "it was! the fact long ago that the Lethbridge i the meaning the contents was the first journal of pro- the article. nounccvl standing to give the proposi- Questioned as to' when construction {tion a liberal share of encouragement work would commence on the line, I ane publicity, and from the inaugura- that the public J tion of the "projected road has 'kept Mr. Taylor stated could not wish for the starting of ac-jits readers in touch with the scheme tiyities in that direction any more as the details developed. As a re- than the company and himself did, suit of this the Herald has been a, a ,chute breaM much snUffht fnr Avnr I uvui nd other repeating his former statement that were doing all in their' power to- ward that end. (Special to the Herald) cash for horses were unpaid j for, ami on lien, notes -were i neid by; the F. E. Mason Land Com- j pany. In Calgary the prisoner is j said to have secured a diamond i ring from Mr. Dave Block, on a cheque, and'' it is alleged FROM PINCHCR CREEK TO FORT much sought for paper here. evcr- since it published the first rumors -of is arm was railway project, Jsevere injuries receired. Through his lawyer, Gallagher gives at that place. Who will succeed as his excuse that he had a large Mr. Hunter hero is unknown, but ex- real estate transaction pending, andjpressions of regret at bis departure that he consequently, expected to have are general among the business men. Sergt. attention to these alleged statements ar.d oailinp their attention "to t-ha j law governing such cases. It iy most; WILUAM1 that such things should I crop up at so critical a time in the Popular Bank Manager is progress of the town, but -they, Successor Not Kncwn I strongly emphasize the fact that pf- I licors elected to look after ike affairs Pincher Creek. Sept. the es- of tb? town can not err in adhering strictly to the provisions of the act provided for their guidance. It may be possible that out of this switching of funds to' meet convenience of the financial conditions, the the city accounts has sprung up. and ii so, the retiring clerk may be jabie (Continued on back ;