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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOL. III. LETHBRIDGE, ALT A., WEDNES DAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1908. MR. BORDER'S ATTITUDE ON LABOR for the support of the people who wanted to rid tliis country of cor- poration influence. During the evening musical selec- tions were contributed by Messrs. Ely and H. Weslley, of Regina. Their numbers were greatly enjoyed. EARIY cum COUNCIL WAS IN A LIBERAL BYLAW AGAIN Mr. Simmons Deals With It In Effective Style KILLED IN FIGHT i Quebec.. Sept. Both, of I this place is dead in Rimouski, as the j result of being struck on the head with a piece- of wood in a fight near Kimouski last Friday night. Sentiment is in Favor of Repealing it (From 'Monday's Daily.) The first' rally 'of the Younj Lib- eral Club was held on Saturday even- ly g at the Labor Temple. There was a very fair attendance, and the addresses delivered attentively listened to, Mr. Simmons' exposition of Ihe labor questions holding the very marked interest of the audience. o- club, j. ouepneru, presiaent oi tue was in the and after explaining the purposes of these meetings, which will be held every Saturday night up till the eve of the election, he called upon W. A. Buchanan, who spoke briefly upon the western policy of the Liberal party, pointing, out more especially the development that had taken place under Liberal rule. He also pointed out that Mr. Simmons had- actively supported the labor legislation pass- ed by the .Alberta and mentioned incidentally that the Gov- ernment had introduced and passed these laws in the face of a sentiment in the agricultural communities not -favorable to short hours and com- pensation. "C. Simmons made one of the best addre-ss-cs he has ever delivered in Lethbridge. It was a fair and lucid explanation of the labor legis- lation passed at Ottawa and Edmon- ton by the Liberal Governments in power there: He reviewed all -this legislation, and pointed- out that while it probably did not meet de- mands of the laboring men in each case, still the' adoption of 4hese measures proved clearly that tin- Liberal party.cwas eager.to .servp. the interests of the labor classes. What has the Conservative vparty done for labor enquired Mr. Simmons. What legislation- did it pas? .during its', term of .office What policy in regard to labor has Mr. Borden enun- ciated during his campaign When (he was at Lethbridge did he mention labor in any As a matter of fact, said Mr. Simmons, the Conser- vative party and. Mr. Borden were without a policy on this great ques- tion. At-this point Mr. Simmons re- ferred to the 'Conservative party's in- titnaU' connection with the C. F.-R., a, corporation that had been given a hnge gift of land and a monopoly of the west.. To-day this road was mak- ing fortunes for its shareholders, and yet, iL sei about 'to crush out the Ma- chinists' Union and reduce the wages of its men. If Mr. Borden came to power there is no doubt that the leader of the Conservative party in R. solicitor, would be taken into his cabinet, and also E. B. Osier, one of the directors of the C. P. R. What could the workingman expect in the way of legislation with such strong corporation influences in the Cabinet? To-day, through the action of -the Conservative party, the C. P. R. had Jands unused to-day that, it sold, would pay the national debt of Can- ada. If elected he would use his efforts to secure the rights ,of the peo- ple over this powerful corporation. Mr. pointed out Sir by Hoa. Mr. Roblin, him to Judas Iscariot. ROBLIN USES VILE LANGUAGE. Brockville, Ont., Sept. fea- ture of the Conservative mass meet- ing here this evening was the scath- ing denunciation of the Globe editor who likened Mr. Roblin said: "I have the same fear of J. A. MacDonald, of the Globe, that I did when was a boy of a small black rn-mai- with 'a bushy "tail and whit" stiipes down the back, whose habits were to rob the chicken coop at night and the hens' day when no one was looking.1 This animal, like J. A. .when disturbed in (From Tuesday's Daily} Howard Case wes present at the meeting of the council last night to ask for the same exemption as is granted to the stationers and drug- as 'some of these firms carry some of their line which is sporting goods. If they had privilege it should be extended to his firm. Other- wise the council was discriminating against him and. bonusing the others. Aid. Ives thought Mr. Case was perfectly. right and that it was utter rot to keep amending the by-law. If they start amending it, the trouble will never end. Aid. Hutton: "We ought to go back to the original by-law." "Aid. Macbeth remarked that it MOOD its acts of piracy., was content'to make j ought to be repealed altogether but its defence with a malodorous smell, the to make me-sick at the stomach. I class T. A. MacDonald and his vituperatio i in that'class, and he will remain therf1, a discredited, demoralized, and degenerate editor, fit only for the sewer work of the Toronto Globe." the mayor thought that the by-law was right. The people with the ex- ception of a few, wanted the by-law but it was impossible 'to make it suit i-very body's business. As 'it was a special meeting of the council, the matter was left over un- til the next regular meeting. Not Politically But As Regards the Salary Question (From- Tuesday's Daily.) At last night's council meeting two more civic officials received a sub- stantial token of the council's appro- val of their services. These tokens took the form of large increases of [salaries and'another would have been given if the official to receive it had only thought to ask for it. As a matter ol lorm, Engineer Ar- nold requested that his salary be increased to per annum and spoke of the increasing amount of work and .responsibility in his de- partment. The mavor said that he had found THEY FEAR A SECOND DISASTER A Lake Winnipeg Steamer is Overdue AN OLD RESIDENT. Stratford, Ont., Sept. Henry Walters is dead, aged 91 years. She came to Stratford 66 ago, when there were only six residents in ihe town. KILLED At STRATFORD. Stratford, Ont., Sept. Nichols, an Englishman, 21 years old, was killed by a .traveling crane in the G. T. R. shops here to-day. He had been three, years in Canada. TERMS OF TRANSFER OF THE SQUARE Selkirk, Man., Sept. fears are entertained that another dis- aster has been recorded to the Lake Winnipeg shipping. Th'e Wolverine is overdue now one trip, and genuine alarm id felt for her safety. She i- one trip overdue to-day, and the fact that a searching party was not sent out by noon is" accounted for by the fact that there is not a tug in port, boat is supposed to be en route down the lake from Warren's Laud- ing, and' as some very heavy -storms have swept the lake during the past few days, it is feared that she is in trouble. The vessel is owned by the Northern Fish Company, and is in charge of Capt. Joseph Sigurdure., a very capable navigator. MEETING AT BOWVILLE A meeting in the interests of Mr. Magrath was'-held at Bowville on Saturday night. It was well attended. Messrs. Magrath and Ivcs spoke and the Lethbridge r concert orchestra fur- nished music at the meeting and at a-dance, afterward.. TYPHOID IN MONTREAL. Montreal, Sept. given out at the City Hall to-day show that there were no less than 57 new cases that Mr. Arnold's work had bsen sa-I Of typhoid fever last week. This tisfactory and he worked hard. The makes a total for the last two weeks Given out at a Special City Courcil Meeting-Plot In Centre Still Reserved _ (From Tuesday's Daily.) Wilfrid Laurior had announced that a Minister of Labor, with a seat at the Cabinet, and who would devote his entire attention to labor matters, would be appointed if the Liberal party was returned to power. Labor would then have a voice of its own in the. councils of the nation. Tn closing Mr. Simmons declared that some of the high officials of the R. and I. "Co. were going up and down th-e country using their influ- ence against him and in favor o{ Mr. Magrath. The corporations were actively opposing him, and he looked It did- not long to settle the public square business last night at council. The report of the com- mittee including Mayor Henderson, Aid. Ives and.Macbsth was read. It had already be-'n approved by -Mr. E. T. Gait, as had also the resolution" which immediately followed. The report and resolution were as follows: To the Mayor and Council Your special committee appointed .to meet Mr. E. T. Gait and the-other '-Ecials of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company with reference to the property in the city known as the public square, met with Mr. Gait, together with Messrs. Nanton, Jorm and Naismith at the com- pany's 'ofnce-s on the evening of the 23th inst. bog to report as .His Worship the -mayor -explained that the object desired to. be brought about by the interview was to settle definitely tile future destiny ui this property in the interests of the peo- ple of Lethbridge and "signified the willingness of the council to under- take, and provide for and expend an- nually such sum of money as the- fi- nances of the city -would allow for the purpose of maintaining, improv- ing and beautifying the grounds. Mr. G-alt, the president of com- pany, stated that it had from the first twu'n- his intention this property should be kept undivided and intact as a breathing place for the citizens of the city :ind that at some time the reserve in the centre of 200 feet square should become the site of a public building, worthy of the sift, in the nature of a gift build- ing willi such approaches to a.nd from it over the rest of the square as might Mr. Gait, acknowledged, however, that he had been waited upon the evening before by Mr. Magrath who had urged upon him so strongly the. claims of the city that he was now at once to recommend to the trustees of .the company that a deed of the public square., excepting there- put, the 200 square feet in the centre salary was not big enough. Aid. Ives asked how they could pay out money that had not been provided for in the estimates. He did not ques- tion the wisdom "of the suggestion of. increasing; the salary, but the coun- cil had raising salaries, includ- ing the chief of police and water- 1 works engineer, which had not been provided for. The .mayor s'aid that sis the en- gineer had control of the electric plant, the increase of salary co_uld be charged to op rating expenses of the plant, which plant would pay a revenue. This takes it out of the estimates altogether. The increase was granted dating from October 1. The charge for" the salary will be distributed among the different departments which he C'S. Engineer Arnold who wa.s present thanked the council not only for the increase but .also .-far the ir co-opera- tion and courteous consideration -since he had entered the city's em- ploy. v of 107 cases. -DENY A RUMOR. Vancouver, Sept. ab- solute denial-was'-given-out from the local offices of the White Pass and Yukon Railway this morning to the rumor that the C. P. R. was negotiat- ing for the purchase of the Northern Company. The denial was explicit.. DEAD ON THE TRACK Winnipeg, Man., Sept. young man named' Wright from St. Cather- ines, Ont., enroute to Indian Head, was found dead lying beside the track a few miles east oi Port Ar- thur this morning. His skull was fractured and he had evidently fal- len off the Toronto train. LEADERS OF IDE PARTIES SPEAK Laurier At Sarnia and Borden At Gait GARDNER WAS FOUND GUILTY now delivered to the city followrisr upon Judge Winter Reserved ences In Other Cases in District Court (.From Tuesday's Daily.) The caso against Edress J. Gard- ner was proceeded with at the session of the District Court yesterday after- noon. Holmes was brought down, from Edmonton, and was subjected to a lung examination regarding his dealings with Gardner. The point was to show by analogy Gardner's to his connection guilt by referrin The question of the salary of me-' with the animal on which Holmes ehd.nie.al superintendent Reid was was convicted in the spring. 1. That the property be kept uncli- brought up by the mayor who thought vided and intact in perpetuity. 2. That the council of the city an- nually appropriate and expend such sum of money as the finances of the city from year to year will permit for th.- purpose of improving and beau- tifying the property by tree planting, lawn making and horticulture. 3. That the right, of ingress and egrt-ss to and from the reserve in the centiv, over any part the rest of the square be reserved. Said right of ingress raid egress to bo located and accepted by the rit.y -trsns- may decide. All of which is respectfully submit- that he should be increased from t--i As no report or com- munication was before the council in this taken. regard, no action could be It was therefore left over un-j ti! the next regular meeting. City Solicitor however, decided upon building. by the donor of He stated, however, -that it had not been his intention that title to the rest of the square, should be vested in the city for some years to come. In fact not until the population had very largely increased over what it is at present and the finances of the city had reached that stage when an annual expenditure upon the pro- perty would be warranted which in exter.t would at this time seem large. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO B. E. WALKER, President ALEX. LAIRD, Gsaerai M ESTABLISHED 1867 Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, Branches throughout Canada, and in_thc United States and England BANK MONEY ORDERS ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES under 3 cents Over and not: exceeding 6 cents 10 cents 15 cent! 1" -us Orders arc payable at par at every office of a Chartered Bar.k in Canada (Yukon and at. the principal hanking- points in the .United States. They are negotiable at to the sterling in Great Britain and Ireland, ;Vhey form excellent method of remitting small sums of money with safety and iail and may be obtained without delay. H6 Lethbridge Branch C. G. K. Nourse, Manager W. C. IVES, Chairman Special Committee. The Resolution Moved by Aid. Ives, seconded by Aid. Macbeth, that the report of the special committee in reference to the acquisition of the public square bo adopted as and that the council record its grateful appreciation of the offer of Mr. Gait and the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company and of the services rendered in the mat- ter to the citizens of Lethbridge by Mr. C. A. Magrath. Be it further resolved that the council accept title to the public square, excepting thereout the reserve of 200 feet square in the centre, upon the terms and conditions suggested by Mr. Gait and the officials of the com- pany us outlined in the report of the special committee, hereby adopt- ed. Be it further resolved that the city council make an annual appropria- tion and expend the same in im- proving and beautifying the property by way of tree planting, lawn mak- ing and landscape gardening gener- ally. All were in favor of the motion which settled the vexed question of the ownership of the square. The mayor expressed himself as being very proud, as a member of the council accomplishing what it had done. had in cresses. his application in for a share nf Frank Smoot's evidence at the pre- liminary' was read, and J. H. Wal- lace gave expert evidence regarding the brands on the animal. Mr. Harris requested that his Honor reserve a case for the Court of Ap- peal on the grounds of the inadmissa- bility of all evidence regarding the _ w In his distribution of communicatipn was convicted, and that the evidence Qf Smoot nofc purp0rt to rcmarkftd that in January he had j have been gipned by the committing made application for an. addition to I 1 -F rtrt "3 rt'ill 4- nesses. Both the counsel put up strong pleas.. The decision was re- his salary but the council being new- ly rL'Ctec! Jic! .syKm to like to start in making increases. He thought, the present time a suit- able one, as it had been amply proved that the abundance of work required I served. Ho Sin? out of pr to the salary. He herd related some of the work that he had done as solicitor within the past few days. He suggested that the should be at least Aid. Ives, as the legal representa- tive of the council expressed his es- timate of the work that the solici- tor had to do and said that the salary paid was much too small. The mayor and the secretary treasurer al- so testified" to the. amount of work required of the solicitor, the former remarking that the solicitor to refuse worth more than the sal- ary he received just because he was the city's lawyer. A motion made by Aid. Tves that the salary be fixed at a year starting Oct. 1 was pas- sed unanimously, after which Aid. Ivcs inquired if there were any other officials wanting increases. HOLD CREW RESPONSIBLE Billings, Mont.., Sept. The cor- oner's jury returned a verdict hold- ing the crew of the Northern Pacific freight train responsible for the col- lision here Friday between a. freight ;ind a passenger train in which 21 people were killed. Tlie jury found that the freight crew were running on, the time of the pasenger train. Prosecution of the freight crew it is announced will fol- low immediately. a Chinaman, who lives at Magrath, pleaded guilty to the charge of attempt to suicide. His explana- tion, through an interpreter, con- vinced the court that he was in a fit of temporary insanity at the time. He was fined and asked to give a bond for that he would keep the peace for a year. John Kelowski could not be in- duced for several minutes to plead either guilty or not guilty to the charge of attempted escape from the custody of the R.N.W.M.P. John couldn't see. the sense in his tryinc was appropriated by the accused and sold to. Holmes, aifd that Holmes did no branding. His Honor held that this case connected the prisoner with the present charge, and found him guilty, but reserved sentence. With regard to the. two points Mr. Harris asked to have .reserved his Honor stated -that he would reserve the whole case, which was satisfac- tory to Mr. Harris. An effort will be made to have the evidence type- written. and have it come before the Supreme Court en bane, which meets at Edmonton on October 6th. In the case of Moffit vs. Canadian Pacific Railway, Mr. Harris, solicitor for the plaintiff, this morning ob- tained from Judge Winter an order to bring this action on for trial at once before a jury, the plaintiff to forthwith pay the jury fees into court. This action is brought by the administrator of Edward Moffit, -who was killed last fall in the C. P. R. yards at Lethbridge. Lougheed and Bennett are the defendant company's solicitors. The, deposition papers in the caso against Ernest Railsbeck for as- saulting ii constable in the execution of his duty at Taber, have in some way gone astray, never having reach- ed information will be secured, and the case will come on in a few days. John Thompson McNeil, a "bull cook" on an extra gang that is work- ing for the C. P. R. at Grassy Lake, was found guilty of the theft of money and articles of apparel from a fellow- laborer, and was given three months. McNeil missed his calling, as us a lawyer to escape with his prison garb on. j Conducting his own case. His cross- He was just see a friend to get some tobacco. He didn't even know if hr- wore in his right senses af the time. He finally thought he might as plead not guilty. In the course of a half hour John chang- ed his mind, and thought he would plead guilty, as one thing was as bad ad another. He was given 15 days. On the opening of the District Court this morning Judge Winter gave his decision in the case against Gardner, Tn summing up the evidence his Honor held that the two one. in question and the one cnvrhich Holmes was been treated in the- same way. That the animals were the property of the. Conrad Circle Co., and that they had not sold them. From Holmes' evi- dence it was shown that tho animal in the case he was connected with NO CHANGE IN THE POLICY President Gait Makes a Statement In Regard To A. R. I. examination of the witnesses surpris- e-id and amused the court. He cau- tioned his Worship repeatedly to watch the progress of the case, and made the plaintiff very uncomfort- able under the cross-examination. The accused also told a story to explnin how he came into possession of money at that time. However, his efforts to clear himself wore fruitless, and the fact that he had served a former sen- tence was against him. AGAINST LICENSING BILL Big Demonstration in Hyde Park in Old London (From Tuesday's Daily.) Messrs. K. T. and John Gait wont to Calgary this afternoon in their spe- cial car on the local. Accompanying them were Mrs. C. A. MaRrath and Mrs. Springett and their children. To the Herald Mr. E. T. Gait, president of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Co., snid that in returning to Lethbridge after an absence of more than two yars, he was very much pleased to note tho marked city of Lethbridp: and in the coun- try surrounding it. He thought the progress hond-forward would be still more rapid. n.s, in addition to the efforts of the Alberta Co., the C.P.R. having invfs.si.rd largely in the securi- ties of the former company would also be interested in developing thi: resources of the district. "Will there be any change in the management of the A. R. and T. Co, now that the C. P. R. has secured so large an interest in he was asked. "No .change is contemplated in the administration or policy of the A. R. and I. was hia reply. London. Eng., Sept. the. great demonstrations held in Hyde Park in recent years, that of Sunday, to protest against the licensing bill, wa.s by far the largest but it lacked t.he enthusiasm which was manifest, at the. other gatherings, particularly that of the suffragettes. The crowd yesterday was estimated at filling tho opt-n space which stretch- frorn Hyde Park corner to tho Marble Arch. They came to this sec- tion in fourteen processions and in countless small groups from all the Jackson's Point, Ont., Sept. There is m> fair Liberalism hi North York. In spite oi ther, which would have kept away all bu'i the most inveterate ones, people assembled at the. Point to greet the Premier, and although-when the rain came down some deserted, at least three-fourths- of the huge the elements, and-, preferred a wet skin rather than miss- ing the chance of hearing the Liberal ihieftain.. Sir has presented nothing more -reiaai-kable thaTi the spectacle of that great crowd of "people huddled under tixnbreHas around a platform, swept by listening eagerly 'to their words. s Gait, Ont., Sept. t. Borden addressed two meetings to-day. After speaking in the afternoon, in. Inger- soll, he; travelled in the afternoon to Gait, and spoke at the Opera house in the evening. Every seat -was taken, about 1.200, people being pres- ent, and'an overflow meeting -was Held, in the skating rink, which was addressed by Hon. W. J. Hanna and W. F. Gockshult, ex-M.P. for South Brant. Reviewing the Crow s' JNest affair Mr. Borden. said: "I think the Globe is beginning to realize that it was unfortunate in making a personal; at- tack on the Hon. R. P. Roblin.. Prem- ier of which it thought fit- to do. He is a gentleman capable of hitting back, and he brought to the attention of the people.of Canadathat- which was undoubtedly a scandall" Sarnia, Ont., Sept. The Ontario tour of Hon. -W. S. Fielding opened in.this town to-night under splendid auspices. Notwithstanding the ttn-> propitious weather the Opera house was packed to the doors, and there was little standing room left, so eager, were the electors and others to :hear the Minister of Finance.-...'.'. He ..and- the local political leaders were.. given, a reception which' unmistakably sig-.. nified the unbounded approval of the. party's course at. Ottawa. nearby counties the metropolis. and all parts of Truro, Sept. fire at the Agri- cultural College, farm last night caus- ed a IMS of The. dairy, pig- and hen fattening buildings wi-ro destroyed. Insurance FARM LAND A Big Snap All of Section 8-10- 24 for only per acre, with cash, balance to suit. This section now has a railroad gra- ded through it, and runs just to the river bank where the large Old Man River bridge is to be built. An ex- cellent site for a town. All A 1 wheat land and can be plowed with steam plow. W. R. Dobbin Rooms 1 2 Southard Block E IITI. MONEY TO LOAN ON FARMS ;