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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta WRONESDAT. APRIL tt. 1911 T.RTUBRIDGR DAILY HFJULn PAGE THIRTEEN ninion government has thus lapent ap- jtruxunately fu the c'jnstrut- JPU ol protective works designed, to ceep Hlghvood river wltuia Ha iiurrn- ihanueL provincial government has re- etoi'.y Uiat it Will nut as- any further responsibility for thVoifclntenaDca of the', works for the diversion ot water from Higlnvood to Company, and Make PenMkent siua From Hifhwood Rivtr For years now settlers living alone the LIUle Bow river north urnl east of Lethbrldge had trouble la ifr curing enough water for livestock md domestic purposes. Stock on tha along tho Little How this winter died from lack of water. The river waa dry. It does Dot rise In the moafatalns, differing lu this reipecl from most mountain itreaus. Therefore tie tup- ply la erratic. Kor years the Mttltrs hare been trying to jet the DOBQIB.OQ and Pro- vincial 'to solve the prob- lem, but, -while temporary.relief was by a fliverslop of water from ihe Highwobd river at High River, the (iiversion works are not now in repair and iha trouble'is us bad u erer In s tho However, Iron, what the Herald can learn, the solution is fn the bands of the farmers and stockmen living alons tho river. If neither the Dominion or Provincial work owing to inability to decide which government is responsible, It Is fcelloreti thp farmers themselves by fuiming a company secure Iho rlgr.i to makd -a perfnarient diversion tnd keep It In shape. The suggestion ft came to the Herald is this: Tho situation Is, substantially. duly coMtnided and ft vater license WAI tuiwd to tbo provincial under Uo provisions of 3 S dt; Irrijatiou The irorks .were ma.nUineil In reasonably good order and -were uaed Tor many years. the erratic be- davioi's ot Hisfcwood River, which fre- quently chanced its from one side the velley to the other, tlie works wore frequently out f of com- Tulstdon, the Intake either being silt ed up or the, stream flowing tempor- arily on the opposite sWe ct fthe val- ley, The prorfucUl government spent conilderable sums In repairing the work? from time to time but finally in- tlrttftted their unwillingness to spend further money were con- to confine Htghwood river to definite .chinnfl M> as to obviate the necessity (or constant repairs to the diversion works. Ehiring the reason of 191S, an ex tremely dry ril wireless) U water right and allow its license to be cancelled. The Provincial gov-'j eminent apparently holds that, as the; control of both these streams la. und- er Ihe Irrigation Act, vested In tho Dominion Government, Is no reason why the provincial government hould money upon, such The natural flow of Little Bow river i not suffideut for tho domestic re- quirements cf the settlors along Its courae, particularly In dry years. Tho flow of the'stream can only be aug- mented by diverting water from High- wood river, where there-Is a surplus orer aud above the requirements ot the people along Us courso, Tho ijues- tJon to be determined te, upon whom does the responsibility-rest 'for ac- quiring a water right and constructing and malutalnlng works for tho divers- ion of'water from 0110 stream to the other. It appears that such responsibility appears to rest uellhpr upon the pro- vincial government, nor Ihe Domln- __w__ Ion government to undertake such In Llttto'Bow river, great pressure-work- Il[ either'of governments wlien there was practically no natural flow of wate? was brought to bear upon the Pro- vincial 'government, 'and upon the Dominion government as -well, to re- i nwui juaunvvi. wireiessi Little Bow rlrer. It Is understood tho German government is'build-- provincial goToruiuunt will abaiiilou aiuj concealing armored tars, rail- way aud guns in upper Siles- ia, according to-information received _ the Munich correspondent of thej Jourcel dee Debits. Tho armored j cara, the numbers of several of which' bavo been obtained hy the corres- poudcct, are being built !n tho car works at Gleiwltz. Each car is provid- ed with two-email guns. Twenty mure j a liave ordered and the work- men have been, promised a premium' if they finish the cars; rapidly. In .the 'Ltebnltz and Stresslilz dis- tricts Silesia, the correspond- ent adds, between 250 and HOD guns I have been bidden to avoid handing them over to the allies. At Oppeln, IS 5 lieiv railway' engines have beeti con- were to admit its responsibility for furnishing an adequate water supply in districts where the natural supply store tho diversion works so as to 'was Insufficient, it is difficult to say authorizing the diversion of a cpeclli- ed quantity The simplest form of. procedure woulJ appear fo'be for a company ao organized.to procure a transfer of the, existing-water license held by the pro-1 vi'nclai'goyejrriijierit and thereafter to secure authority from the Dominion' government for restoring works which are now uut of repair or for coGsLructiug-euch now works-as may be considered necessary. i Dominion or permit of a "HverflEon of a sufficient .will the quantity of water from HIghwood riv- er to relieve the water famine along the course of the Little Bow. The Pro vln'clal Government finally yielded ,to this pressure and hund- reds ol dollars In temporarily restor- ing the' works. restoration I however, only tempo rary. The prov- has the right to divert 50 cubic follows: The Governhio.it of the Prov- S feet nf water per and the orig- Inco of Alberta received authorization, I Inal works were sufficient for that Irrigation Act, to construct purpose. The works as now tempor worltc for Ihe diversion of water from arily repaired are not capable of dl- lilghwoori River to Little Bow river verting more than 10 tp 15 cubic feet for domestic purposes. The .works of .-water and some furth- er work will; be required to ensure ihat even.tliili small be permanently diverted., During the season ot 1917 there waa very grave danger (hat at the next period of hlgh'wffie-r thfi BACK ACHE rapers should he in tho homes of every growing boy or girl and if a child gets no 'other education it will not go (ar wrong. These people' are not thieves or rob- Ders. but on the contrary arc Jntlus- ius, sohcr, thrifty and healthy, what jetter foundation to'build on. Their bodies nre not cesspools to'be filhd with tobacco and liquor. 15 it not possible tp'slop their set- lement In coipniesj so that in the fut- ure shnli not segregate theinael- ves, hut becoVne a part of tho com-, mnnlty In.which they .live: 'Let us ia; manner superintend the educaV :ton and settlement of these people.''" New and Soeme INURALDISIIIICI Cossack Troops Join Siberian Forces and Bolshies Most Retire PARIS MAY PARIS, April vi iiic- Postal ICniployees' U-n1on h'ave decided that'llictr iiarHcipatlon in 1tlo 'demon stralion to he held on May 1 would te In the of a suspension of work varying from 24 hours In the case of workshops, to halt an hour fn Iha morning and-afternoon for tclcpliono and telegraph employees. BADEN POWELL COMING TORONTO. April PcllaH received a fable today saying that Sir Robert and LaiJy Baden-FowcU -will reach Halifax May 1, (heir route bar- ing been changed, and win go to St. John. They will be in Montreal on May 3 and 4, going to Toronto lor May 5 and 6 and Ojlawa on May 7 and 8. WILSON'S SHIP (S AT BREST Qeorce Washington titled on Orten '.Of V BREST, April Ifho Uhiieit States transport George Washington, whftti sailed from Now York for Frmnce on the of V.'il.un, iiu ar WHO IS MONTAGUE FLOWERSt from UM 'Pcralu.tMI to tie, ipclic Ocean tnd when realized vcxld In- Wlth the projected vitlt ot Mr. Mon- tague Flowera to the city on the Z9th of this month, the people Letli- Tbi. tit speaker, when eon- would prere LOXDON, April Comack troops, apparently acting in conjunc- tion with the Siberian forces of Ad- miral Kolchak, have begun an.offen- iive in the region of Uralsk, In nouth- jastern Russia, south of Samara, and hara 'captured several villages neat of Uralsk. A Russian wireless official rnenl, under date ot April 22, admit- ling the progress ol the Ural Cossacks, jays that farther north the Bolshevik! lave carried out further rnlirementB, 'owing to enemy pressure." Thirty-five miles southwest of Uralsk fighting Is Inking place between :he'Cossacks and the Bolsheviki for Jie possession of the fortress of. She- Uralsk.is near the border between and the --.region." the termlnns-o( he'rsi'.wav line ruonlnt from Oi8i Uralsk 'is about 260 SfreHl- smak, where the Kofcnali were reported several to 'be id- vanclrij southward on Oienherg. DR. REID'S MARATHON SENTENCE I story ot the Crea- tion was told In (our hundred.words, Lincoln's Gettysburg tpeech vat a mo ilel of brevity. General Pmhroc'of tho American GxpedltkiDary Force made a fatnom speech In four words: "Lafayette, we Tho palm for the longed sentence eveY constructed surelyl must awarded to'lion. J. D. ReM, mlaister of rMlwan two parentheses and one period. It fill than one colavii df the OMbe Montague Flowera of thnd whose dramatic preieittallcn hai: no superior on the lecture plafonn. Comlnc as he did direct from Wash- ington, D.C., from the counsels of a great conference just' held to problems aflectlnf the war, hit worili made a profouad imprtstlon he audience. _ AmbrtiofM OutlinW' "His subject so hroad and Its >rrsentatlon so characteristic that a Iteral recital of it would he Impos- He outlined the smMtlen of Oermany with sach 'reallim" 'as to arouse a feeling ot horror within his audience. He followed the suraaces of the strength et the allied forces, calling forth from his listeners a feeling ot pride In the tremendCMi resources of the, Christian nations DOW in the field. t outlinM the territorial niins 6f Oermany, reaehfnf-frosa Cent- ral Asia to the Strati M ud Crt" wrjpfrtd M Tin. saiuiwiV, April column ot laja shot np today 30 Met ttbofr rim of the An pit of Kllave, Ike the (mat foksax) been ksjM to con- ttnn Great of mva in'sll'dtr ectiorts 'all trails across lie old criier floor., may be imported freWy, it QUEEN'S unmurrr KNOSTON ONT. HOME STUDY rW TA School, T.CHOWTI.1 We have never heard 61 anyone who regretted changing from some other Coffee to Chase "SEAL BRANIT C0FFEE But we, have heard of a great 1" many who were sorry they did not change sooner., ktl. BtsKBll f OtAJK ft SAtnORN, MONTKUik, ;