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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Pi'ulay, Apiil IS, 1913 THE LETHBRIDOE DAILY HERALD Page 3 Extra Special Atti*ju*ti�ii lor Two Days only Actual Motion PicturcK Taken Rigiit �u the Spot, when the Awful FlootlH were Surging' iLhi'Ougli the Striekeii C Usuar Prices ol AtlmisHlon. ^''ivmerons ;Otl)e^l ^x'-at Features ;e mm mmm deal receives iing in m house o- Hon. Frank Oliver Makes Some Scathing Remarks About Rogers To-night MORRIS THEATRE To-nigiit 3 3 BILUE MERRITT singer and Buck and Wing Dancer HARRY LUCY HARRIS and HARRIS In a Big Comedy Sketch Harris & Go. In Musical, Singingand Talking Act; and � Big Comedy Photo Plays 3 PRICES-CHILDREN 10c; ADULTS, 25c. An AINComedy Bill the I buildir natv cli tops and floating' debris. The rescuers aro shown carrying out their gallant work at the risk oE their own lives,.and the firemen, ar^, seen fighting the flam'es which" threatened to wipe out the remaining portion of the city, whlch^ was left by the surging waters.'These remarkable' rilotures will be shown at Starland today and tomorrow, in conjunction with a numbe^ of e.vcellent other features. Miss Jessie' Bell will also be heard in another of her song successes. The management announce that the stupendous three-ree'l Broncho mas-; terpiece "The Iconoclast" will be shown on Monday next. Fred McMahon, manager of the Chateau Lamic-r, has been- appointed assistant to Hayt�T Reed, with Juris-: dic'ijon ever all the C'. P-. R. hotels west of Winnipeg.  Ottawa, April 17.-The huuse spent all of today's session discussing a motion of censure on Hon. Robert Rogers, former minister of the interior in the preseni government, moved by Hon. Frank Oliver, who presided over the depaitraent when the LibcruLs went out of power. The motion related to the granting of a portion of a quarter section of laud in Prince Albert to Albert Donaldson as a homestead. ', Mr. Oliver produced a telegram from Prince Albert to the. effect that the land is worth $371,000. The opposition did not, however, adopt these figures as,the value of the propferty, but for the most part re-' tcrred to it as being worth about $100,000. They said that if the government had adopted the policy followed by the Ifite government the land would liave been turned over to school lands or sold by public auction. Hon. Robt- Rogers, while admitting tliat tlie property was valuable said that he did not know about the transaction in its details. Ho claimed that Mr. Oliver in 1908 had given to one Everett an ad.ioining quartsr section as a homestead. He under-.stooii that this had been disposed of for $100,000. Mr. Rogers criticised the record of the Liberals in office and' charged that the administration of the land in the west under the late government was really in the hands of R- E. Leach,;;Howard Douglas and Mr. Perry, a Liberal organizer. He went into the detail.' 1912, had been given to understand that the land was not available fcr homestead-^ iiig. Mr. Rogers had slated that he had no knowledge of the transaction. Mr. Oliver read a, letter.from B. J. Donaldson to Hon. Mr. Rogei's referring to a previous coavers.ilion which he had. had with him about a property.  M.r, Oliver pointed out that in December, 1912, tfierc-ha"^ been a delegation In Ottawa from .Prince- Albert, No doubt they made judicious Inquiry about tho de-partment as to something good that might be picked up, but they were unsuccessful and were �forced to retu'i-n. with the report; "nothing doing," but Mr. Donaldson, said Mr, Oliver, waa no quitter and having got back to Regina and having got his second wind, he wrote direct to Mr. Rogers, not on behalf of (ho town of Prince Alberta, but on behalf ot S. J.- Donaldson. In some unaccountable way land which had been under reservation ceased to be so, but the ten days' notice to the .pu'bllc required, in such cases was not given, Mr, Olivei- protested against, being hold responelblfl in any way lev this transaction, "Under, the late government these lands had been withdrawn from the reserve but It was decided when the different portions iwere applied for' they should .be disposed of according to value. .Mr. Rogers had' stated, that in the case of tho adjoining quarter. section. home stead rights had been granted on April 1, 1913, before instTUotion? had been Issued at Ottawa. Mr. Oilvev said that the file brought down shows that when Gharles Everett made application for-his pateijt he swore that he ha^ obtjiiined. the, homestead " on April 11. Thisi should, establlshsthat the t'iiO'case's Jvre pol parallel, ''Mr. Everett raado his entry in the usuar'-tiol thg the conditions, he would .have noi hesitation In sa.ying so. If Mr. Donaldson was ablfe to secure the entry It was not because he was following fhe-precedent set by his pTedecessors but because the latter had laid down a rule in the Prince Albert land office which was followed, though he himself had not knowledge of it. Mr. Rogers -proceeded to. discuss the .granting of the adjoining home-, stead to Mr. Everett by the late government. He said the land agent wrote to the department  stating that a bridge was being constructed acrosg the Saskatche^^ an river which would mako the land valuaible. The corres-' pondence showed that the suggestion had been as to whethe-r the land should be withdrawn or gi-anted to a "paitlcularly applicant." j.- . . The position taken by the minister of the day was that the land;, was-to be given to the first eligible applicant. , Thib he said, would not bar-, mouize with the statement made by the � exrmlnister thaf everybody -had been treated- alike by him. This man Evez*ett;Vvas a brothpr-in-]a.-vif, of Mr., Gladstone, |the hcmestead InE-poctor,' and Liberal organizer. Mr. Rogers said he had been told tha-t .Eve'rett had'' .sold the land for.. $100,000 > anUi divided with his friend Gladstone.' Reverting t\gain to the Donaldson case, the minister said that .when; Donaldson got the letter .advising him that tho land was vacant he went to the land agent and found tnis to be true. The agent, following -the' precedents laid down- by Mr. Oliver,; had granted the entry. The minister said he did not know of the facts and did not know that Donaldson or any other would get the"land, ' . Dr. Neelyr-"-Why. not- cancel i^?''; Mr. Rogers replied that; this/ipjght' have been done but that' scrip 'had'' been applied on the'land.' 'iv':p''- ' .....Sir,' Rogers-"I will" b'e dellgl^t^d' {o gratify my friend.'; ""^ " , , "s^' eyon.ESIr " " ' "........." Burgmeui's NEW HALL Will be Formally OPENED -ON- TUESDAY NEXT April 22hd With a Grand Concert Admission only 25c, His Worship Mayor Hardie will preside. of the west but that they w�re largely in the hands ot R. El A. Irfaci, who was placed at the hea,d of all Vat civil service In the -west, HiywaiiBl Douglas, superintendent ot parks, (un� Mr. Perry, the Liberal orgMiJser. These gentlemen grew so iboJd la their operations that 'they had left a lot ot evidenca ibehina th-am. Thtey had gone bo far ag. to'foTD). a Joist stock company for the pu-fpoee of plundering the public domain. Mr. Martin-"Will you tell i� where it wns incorporatedl" Mr. Roger�~"I -will gIV� that Inter-maflon later, Mr hon, fWand �h<�uld' sit still and take his mwHcln*. E' would net make such an asBertlou without proof." - Ottawa, April 17.-Mr. Rogers proceeded to road the correspondenoO' which passed between R. fi. Lea