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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta iVOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, APHIL 8, 1916 NUMBER 101 >: : : : : ? flon will t)(! taken In aid of > llio band fund. : * �;. Holland May Join U. S. in Protest Against Submarine Warfare (By M. Hoobert, proprietor of the Amsterdam Telegrnaf) AniBterrtara, April 8.-Nine-tnnllia of tUo Dutcli favor the allies. The Dutch people are osaentlally calm, but tlie.v were excited for a day or two after the sinking of the Tubantla. German concentration on the Belgian frontier liaa not worried the JDutcIi nation, but any moveraont ot German troops on the eastern frontier would bo taken Beriously. Britain would be unable to land troops in I-Iollund without, saying, "Choose between us and Germany." .Vu Increase of the Dutch army has �been considered, but Germany inli-juatod that guch: action taken as unfriendly, Holland has avoided u neutral allianoe, hut perhaps she will 'Join the United States in protest against Germany's BUbmarlne campaign. She has been unable to take liny action In the oases ot the Tu-bantia and Palembang until proof has l)Gen received that the vessels were torpedoed by Germans. 1 think the war will last for 1,S �months longer. Several Members Advocate An Extension of Term of Expiry of Hail Policy Edmonton, April 7.-After the talkative sosBlon of Thursda}-, the legislature on Friday settled do\vi\ to work In committee and considerable pro-Kress was made, although some of the bills wore tedious bwing to tiielr technical nature and discussion being confined to lawyers. When the hall insurance act was under roTlew the farmers had their innings and the voice of a .practical man like F. S. J.efllngwell of Warner was heard with effoct. The longest discussion took place-as to the date a policy should expire, September 21st. Several wanted the policy to cover a later period, the reply being that while that is highly desirable, there is tlie danger that the ooiupanles would increase the premium to meet the increased risk and make it a hardship to the farmers. lion. Charles Stewart, who is a farmer and did not leave it when he received higher honors, said there was no danger after September 2t in ftny but small portions ot the province. He otjjected to having the rato Increased to 80 per cent, tor liio naUo of twenty. He had no objection to having the risk carried for a year it the farmers are protected from e.x-tortion. How could the legislature prevent that? Mr, Smith, Camrose; .Puffer, Ixicombe; Mlchenor, Red Deer; Stanley and others contended for a lengthened period, Mr. Tweedle said he had communl- : : : : > R. J. Falconer sails today for New York to meet Mr. Scott Lings of the L. H. D. syndicate, Mr. Falconer has for years been the leading engineer of the men of this London syndicate who have $18,-000,000 Invested In Gallclan oil fields. He has been In charge of the work in this field, and stayed with his job until the Huns.drove the Russians out of Gallcia, when the v/ells passed into German hands. These wells are now being used to supply the petrol for Hun machines being used against the Allies. When the Teutons gained control of the field, Mr. Falconer fell back with the Rus-sian army and proceeded to Pet-rograd. He is now coming tp Southern Alberta to take charge of the drilling operations at the boundary, and should arrive within three weeks. Another Important piece of oil news is an Intimation received by the Herald that, if oil Is struck In commercial quantities, It will be piped to Lethbridge through the Blood Reserve, and refined here, makjng this the refinery centre. Story of the Field Dotting the aUylinf- along the international boundary, not so many miles from the foot of Old t:hlef mountain, the derricks of four drilling rigs stand out, visible ovldence of the taltl) men of means have in llio oil prospects of Southern All)erta. There is no secret about the operations there; neither is there any loud Ivur-rah. It Is simply � spectacle of men who have made oil fields in other ))art.rove the field. (Co-VTixtJEU on Page 4) .New Vork. April S.-A cable- nu)(lhliiin f- grata in Interior storage elevators in Western Canada was being conaidored by the government, roprosonlatlons were made to the Eoveviiinout by the City of l^etiibridgij and the Lethbridge Board ot Trade, and figures nufl details as to mileages served yb Loth-bridge as a centre of an area producing largo grain crops were submitted. It was understood that u convincing case has been made out that, one ot Ihe proposed elevators was neoos-sury at Lothbrldgu and should bo built here. Subsequently an interior elovator was orooted ut Calgary, and It has been staled that the choice of that locution was made on the ground that grain moving wentwards would;, ha colfected and stored there prior to [in movement west to Vancouver, ,Co,n aged the British steamer Sussax: 79 7 41 ;