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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 17, 1913, Winnipeg, Manitoba VOL- 41. FORECAST. Fair and warm. SUn rises, a.m., p.m Moon p.m.; seta, a.m.' WINNIPEG, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1913. TWENTY-TWO PAGES. NO, 9; (HER FREIGHTAGE IS 'PJUUMOUIT NEED Saskatchewan Royal Grain Commission Returns From European Tour, COST DOUBLE rs of Board WjllTour West Address Many Meetings in August. SPECIAL ACT OF GRACE Hon. W. J. Roche Permits Hindu to Bring Family Intq Canada. STRUGGLE FOR CONCESSION. Fortunate One is Not Supposed to be in Sympathy With Othe'r Members. -Montreal, July The province o. Saskatchewan royal commission on Liculturar credit and grain markets, ttin here tod-ay. The a its final sitting here tod-ay. H George Langley, minister .of I -iffa.irs A F. Mantle, deputy finding of the j.- interview, said: commission was formed to in- two subjects of vital impor- tance'to farmers of west One is tl development of farm linps. tnav tance-to farmers o toe is the improvement of agricultural order that the .production of U1 victs, and, the development of the province on productive lines, may be4econdfy, the position of the Sas- katchewan grain on the markets of the world and the Various channels through K the grain would have to pass with a view to perfecting and cheapen- in- the cost of transportation of wheat from western Canada to Europe. Farmer's Heavy Burden. "The farmer, under present conditions, is suffering under a heavy burden through the present high cost of lake and ocean transportation, while the price of grain remains stationary and the food and other necessaries of life outside of farm products have in- creased all round. "We have travelled nearly all o.ver the world interviewing the gram brokers and transportation officers, in fact everyone who would be likely to help in the matter. We first visited New York and Boston. Then we cross- ed to England and spent some time in London; then we took -in the great grain -portj of Liverpool and Bristol, where we found that there is machinery and plant enough to deal with twice the amount, of grain re- Vancouver, B.C., July the distinct stipulation that the special concession is to be regarded.as a, spe- "act of and not as a pre- permission has been granted, by lion. W. J. Roche, minister of the interior for the admission of the moth- er and the four childrenVof a" .Van- couver Hindu named Ha-jam Singh. The relatives of Hakim Singh, have been at Hong Kong for .12 .months en- deavoring to oBtaln the, special '..per- mission referred to. The fact-that the Hindu Is not supposed to be In.sym- pathy with the members of the. col- ony, who have been responsible for the agitation raised to let Mt year received in cus- toms duties and shared part of this among- all the industries or Canada except the western farmer. The only Part the western farmer had in this was that he paid his share and having Paid received nothing in return.' Profits are Small. "A great many people are under the impression that at the present time the western farmer is carrying on his busi- ness at an enormous prom. This is a Mistake, from 1909 conditions have such that a farmer has had as as he could manage to make both meet, on account, of the heavy hnm the freishtage of grain from the to the markets. Our grain L" Considered by European experts to flnest in the world, the world's are open to us, but things must en in the way of transportation, as to _give the farmer a rair chance "We So well was Camp Sewell attended this year, so efficient were the soldiers .ind eilicers and so important a part has the west in general, and.Winnipeg in particular played in the militia af- fairs of Canada that a new divisional area is shortly to be created with Win- nipeg as -headquarters and Col. S. B. Steele, C.B., M.V.O.K.D.C., in com- mand. Such has been learned on the very best authority, though the hint was given by General Sir Ian Hamil- to-n, inspector general .of the overseas forces' in a speech'to .the officers of the militia at Sewell immed- iately after they had reached camp, from the manoeuvres, which he .had attended from start to. finish. He had met Colonel Steele on numerous oc- casions and had come closely in con- tact with him and knew well that his rank was that of a colonel yet in this particular address, he.re- .ierred to him twice ..as "General" Steele and this was taken by the offi- cers present to be a, forerunner of his promotion. Whether Cul. Steele's pro- motion will go into elfoct to a major generalship immediately is a matter of conjecture but there doubt, that' her'will be commander of the new division. There a. necessity be other promotions and "there is very little doubt that Major H. D. B. Ket- chen will' be confirmed as assistant adjutant general in which capacity he has acted for' some time. With this confirmation will doubtless come the rank of Heut.-colonel though this also is somewhat of a matter of -conjec- Press Brandon, July ing features of the Dominion Kair to- .lay were the breaking of, the Cana- dian altitude record for aeroplanes by Blakeley, the Curtiss who reach- ed a height of feet, and' the at- tendance ot people, a Very large, per centagc of them being farmers. The extraordinary number of farm- are on the ground js one of-the most striking 'features. Three tiains of ten coaches each, from Oxbow, Min- iota and Neudorf came in at. noon, packed to tht vestibules. Blakeley, in his H0-hor.se power ma- chine made three nights during the day The first of the'se was of 'a special nature, when he carried a by aurial mail between the branch post office on the grounds and the main office on Rosser avenue. Travelling at a little less than a mile a minute, he, flew at a. height of feet over the business 'section, and dropped the package with unerring aim He then circl-51 riway to tne r- don, 6 year old son Mr- and Mrs. Rey T. Gordon, '3330 Stevens avenue, died tonight after being .struck by a street car at Thirty-fourth and Ivicollet avenue. Both legs -were sev- ered. He died in the city hospital an hour later. He was Bent on an .er- rar.d by his mother to a grocery store. Wetland Canal Contract- Ottawa, July for the construction of the first-section of the new Welland canal will be received tomorrow and considered at an early date, A number of prominent con- tractors are in the city today in con- nection with it.______x Sir Wilfrid J-aurier .Better. Ottawa, July Laur- ier. who for several days was con- fined to his residence owing to a slight attack of bronchitis, is reported to be fully recovered, and is again up and about in the best of health. Fatally Injured by Street Car, Rt. Catherines, .Tuly L. H. Collard, wife of former United States oonsular'ag-ent, was struck by a street car today and. is not expected MARINE NEWS PASSED THIS SOO. Sault -St. Marie, Mich., .luly Mills, Anderson, TJt- 1-ev 9 30 a.m.; Rockefeller, Co-rless, 11 ani- Keewa-tln, 11.30 a.m.; 130 p.m.; Howe, Frank Peavy, 2 p.m.; Harvester, 2.30 p.m; 3 p.m.; Dicks-on, 3.30 i., p.m.; Morgan. 4 Augustus, Foster, 4.30 p.m.; Jones, Bu-n-sen, -5.30 p.m.; Cyg-nus, 0 p.m.; Burn-ham, Emperor. 0.30 p.m.; Queen, 7 p.m.; Juniata, Imije Samuel Mather, 8 p.m. S a.ro.; Vv.llbcw.1. Smith, Corrig-an, 9 p.m.; Northern Wave, 10 a.m.; Joshua AssJ- xiiboia, 10.30 a.m.; 11 -a.m.; Helvetia, Riddle, terion Xumidinn Campania Frunconia...... Laurentic 'Mcaibii Curpatbia....... Arrived at From Montreal West Indies Montreal Halifax San Domingo Quebec l.onrton Quebec Glasgow Quebec AmlcciHtl Quebec West Indies Quebec.............. Liverpool Vancouver........ Yokohama New York Southampton New York Hamburg coin New York Hamburg ......_ Boston Liverpool Queenstown Philadelphia Glasgow Glasgow Liverpool Liverpool 'Liverpool Antwerp Xaples Boston Philadelphia New York Hofitcm Philadelphia i'orlt Jugment Reserved In Drainage Case Portase la Prairie, Man., July The kings bench civil assizes were concluded today1-after ten days' ses- sion. The final case was an action against North Norfolk over damage resulting from drainage. It occupied several days and judgment was _re- served. Died While Driving Home. Moose Jaw, July H Lowe, of Tuxford, cx-yardmaster for the C P R- here, and well known old timer'and JFree Mason, suddenly ex- pired Tuesday when driving with his> wife on their way home from a visit Death' was due to .heart failure. WEATHER REPORT. The -weather report Ihe meteoro- logical observatory at St. John's college is aa at 7 p.m., yester- day, 77-1; maximum for Hie 12 hours 81.2; minimum, 65.8; barometer, 30 05; northwest wind at 1O miles an hour. Toronto, i'uly area of high which was over the great lakes last disappeared, and the shallow which was over Nebraska. Is rr.ov- in" ilon-lv eastward. The weather torta> in Canada has been for the most rtne. Kara loops. 46-75; CalKarv 40 70- Edmonton. 44-63: Battleford, 50-74 Quebec, Say Important Matters Were Not Taken Up at Municipalities Convention. Saskatoon, Sask., J-uly very -adical piece of legislation came up In .he resolution of Aid. G. H. May, ot Edmonton, which was presented this-' nornlng. It read: "Whereas, the development and ex-; penditures of moneys on public im- provements have been tremendous in all western Canadian towns and cities; and "Whereas, the possibility of procuring; the money for the continuance-of such jublic works is beginning to- decrease because of a tightness of money all over the world; ajid. "Whereas, theres expenditures have been immensely ennancing olio values of urban lots directly affected by such improvement, and adjacent thereto; and "Whereas, added values havo formed the reason tor a great" deal of undue speculation, and the fostering- ot ines of business which fluctuate ac- cording- to the of iionejs for public improvements, and lava made it possible for land npecu- ators to reap large prolits by no ef- fort in the direction their own, but solely a.5 the result of the communities borrowing: and spend- ng- on public "Be. it, therefore, resolved, ths-t convention believes the time is ripe for the application of'the principle of an ncrement tax on the profits ma.de on ihu sale cf real estate in excess of tho i assessed value for which such re'alty' may be taxed by the-municipality in i which- it is located, so that tile com- munities in the west who' are making! such real estate, desirable and valuable by the undertaking of improvements. may reap some of the values, thereby lessening; tbs debts which they have in-' curred in the progress of their public' improvements." After much discussion it was de- ferred to the executive, which wijj seed1 copies of the resolution to organizations for consideration. Municipal Financing. The feature of the municipalities' convention this, morning1 was., .the ad- dress delivered by ex-MayOfilCg, San--- ford Evans, of upon" muni'-'; oipal financing-. In his address Mr. Evans advocated the establishment of a local g-overnitrent board which would fulfll the same capacity as the local' g-overnment boards of great Britain, so. that before any issue of debentures could be made upon.the world money market.-; she means of the disposal of, the morey asked for in.the issue would' be investigated and would receive stamp of approval from the i.oca.1 gov trnment board. B_nd-Absorbing Bod" He cited the case of one the big- E'est ban-leers in London -who had re- cently completed a trip through Can- ada inquiring into the stability of clues both in the east and the west. He had made this trip as his clients constituted, the great -bond-absorbing body of BngrMsh investors. He went hack to England with the decision that' never m the future would he recora-! mend a bond issue merely! because it was offered. In CanaxSa ha had seen so many Instances of unjudj-i- cious municipal expenditure that before he would recommend a bond, issue to j his clients a persona! investigation of the city concerned would have to ba: made. Must Establish Board. Tf Canadian municipalities were to secure money readily on the 1-ondon market, in .the future, the provincial, governments would, have to take action along these lines that when issues were made on the they would have behind them the approval of a' competent, body of engineers, town, planners, etc., who would Hius assure' the British investor that the money- he contributed to the upbuilding of the cities of Canada -being wisely and Judiciously expended. Commissioner Toralh of Saskatoon, Mayor Shortt oJ Edmonton and Alderman MacKlin of Swift Current, also took, a prominent part in the dipcuHsion. Mr. Yoratti through his intimate knowledge as en- gineer to the Acton London county (Continued on Pa.iro OFFICER RETIRES Investigation by Col. Sam Hughes Ob- tains Results. Ottawa, July ofBlcer has been promptly "allowed to retire" from connection with defence forces of- Canada as a result of Hon. Colonel Hughes' investigation in regard to tho bibulous tendencies of a few of tho minister's guests at tho now famous Halifax garrison banquet of Friday last. It is understood that several other officers have expressed regrets for indulging in liquor at the minis- ter's "dry canteen" banquet. Tho cident will now probably be quietly closed. Colonel Huarhes believes that there is litle further, necessity fur rub- bing in the moral of Jiis strictures in regard to intemperance and idleness on the part of small nereentaFres of officers who draw pay from militia department. ALBERTA WOMAN s MISSING IN CHICAGO Chicago, 111., July The cent- ral police this evening were asked to search for Mrs. R. J. Houston, of Alberta, who became separated from her husband at South State and Van Buren streets to-day. The husband fears sha may have become ill or prostrate-.! by heat.
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