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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 24, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1�1G NUMBER 113 TKKJil/OM), CITY ()!' 10,000, rVPTlKED BY lU SSIAXS Wednesday Set for Opening of Graft Enquiry-Allison Coming Ottawa, April 24.-The (iiiietudo *'lilch settled down on the capltol when parliament closed for the Idaater holidays on Thursday lait ia continuing over Kiiater Monday. It lit h de-)i.T.i'tmental holiday and only a fev,- of i the higher omclajg are at their offices. .WlnlsterB and momljera who left tho uapllal for tho long Basttr weekend are nut oxp- few days now cars which have been tied up for mouths ui the head of the lakes waiting for room to unload will be released and sent back to the prairies. Many of these will com.e to this division of the C. P. R., where it is believed there Is more grain, in proportion, to move than in any other part of the west. At present about "ih cars a day are moving out, but this la expected to double within a vorj- short, time. FERN FOR OLLECTIS 'ATRIO Former City fingtneer A. C. Blanchard, now a division (.ngliifcr on the Greater Winnipeg Water DlB-iricl .sendH the Herald a timely leitor un the pI()po.^ed gravity water system and the need of a filtration plant ior Letlibridge. Knowing tho situation here as he does from long experience, Mr. Blanc.hard'.s letter ought to prove highly interesting to the cliizen.h, who have been moved by the typhoid epidemic to clamor for a belter water supply: Kditor Lethbrldge Herald: Sir.-I have read with much inter-eat the .staff articles, interviews and reporij of City Council meetings in connection with the proposed remedies for the improvement of the water supply of the city. As one familiar with many of the condltiouH, and as a one-time resident of ihc city. 1 trust that what follows will receive consideration at your hand.s, an ; AIRSHIP IS DRIVEN OFF DOVER at Medicine Hat or at Masieod must [on a $i;'.,000,000 aH!;ei;"!imeut. Since then however, the coU'-l of revision has played havoc with the ligure.s. A general ten per cciit reduction on land valiies- was granted by the court of revision v^'ivh llio rosuit tliur tlio assessment is reduced to $12.00n,n00. Then too, the provinctnl legislature refused to allow the city to bill taxes out at tho not amount required v,-ith Kernie, April 23,-Secretary A. Cijm- _ mingB, of Iho Consolidated Patriotic I Fund of the Fernie district, has made Oi'anbrool;, H. C, M>rll 24.-Otto' the following report of receipts and Wlsnor, a vreU known lumberman of expenditures from the 7th of March be Included in the jstimates of llie gravity scheme as well as in the estimated cost of continuing the ires-ent pumping arrangements with the addition of a filtration plant. Surely the peoi)le ut Lethbridge have done with the gravel strainers so long endured, and when they do commence to filter (heir water, if, is more or less preempted tor irri-, ^-m be done in a thorough manner in 1 t. , , , gallon purposes and is also involved an up-to-date plant which will relnove " Penalty w-hen not paid primiraly, .so in international romplications, and loo per cent of injurious bacteria, "'" *------ consequently the quantity available and all the sediment. I for municipal purposes Is not a de-' pendahle amount. It these objections are satisfactorily answered, there seems to be no question but that a .suitable head can be obtained less than forty miles from the city for gravity operation, as the St. Mary's London, April 24.~A hostile aerojjlaiie appeared over Dover thi'.; morning and was attacked by livitliih guns. It was driven off and dropped no liorabs. iWardner, was instantly killed at 3 o'clock tUis morning In an auto smaah-np at Jnffray. Mr. Wiener, la company with Robert FJndlay and Loiuis Dupont, left Cranbrook last night at 11 o'clock for JafEray. While deieond-ing the Bleep hill leading into the town it Is thought tli^t tbe maohtne bit a stump, turned tUrtJe and threw the unfortunate m�n underneath. When removed to the hotel life was found to he citlnct. Coroner Wilkes of Ferula Is holding �o inqueet. F. M. MacPhersojj. left this wfter-Tioon for tha soene oi the ivooiaent end win bring the body to Oranbr-ook for interment, ITie if.vmeral will be :iield- from the Presbyteriftn church Wednesday afternoon. GREEK PREMIER IS' VERY GENEROUS Atltens, via Paris, April 24.~Premier Skouloudls, who is a man of wealth has given ?1,000,000 to the state, this being roughly the sum duo to families of tnoboliised troops and unpaid on account of an amply tronsury. Subscribe to Loan ' Athona, via Paris, April 24.-Pr&-' mlor Skouloudls has offered to �ub-Hcrlbe J1,000,000 to the internal loan I If one is floated. This news appears ! to be a correct vfirslon of tlie formar i report - that the premier, who Is a �j.man of great woalth, has given il,-'J'/IOO.OOO to UiQ state outright, that amount being roughly the sum duo families of mobilized troops and unpaid on account of an empty treasury. to the J8th of April, IncIuBive: Pernle general collections . .. $447.45 C. N. P. employees, Fernie and Coal Creek ........... 9S)1.25 Baynes Lake, C. Brooks Sec. 197.00 Bull River, B. Luck Sec..... 112.75 Jaftray, Mr. WUmot See..... S8.00 Hanbury, George Porter Sec. 4B.O0 Flagetooe, A. Hardy Bee. .... ill.OO Waldo and Kraff, .T. H. Brooks Secretary............. 290.00 Michel and Natal, A. Bonamloa Secretary, general col. ... lU,ar> C. N. P. employees ......... 424.95 Total ..................I2T32.B0 Distributed -Mrs. Crowley, Sec, Flagntone Rod Cross ............... ?26.00 Mrs. Smith, Sec. Baynes Lake Red Cross ............... 25.00 MlBS Noble, Sec' I. O. D. K, Fornlo ................. 300.00 Mrs. Gould, for tobacco fund 30.00 Paid Canadian Patriotic Fund Victoria................ 2352,50 I thank you for the space you have acconled me. Yours truly, A. C. D. Blancliard. Division Engineer, Greater Water District, Winnipeg. TO BE EASTERN INSPECTOR Wout.-Col, .1. G. Langton, nt tho Canadian Army Service Corps, has been made u colonel and will bo Inspector of supplies of �09d, elotUlng, stores, etc., for tlio troops in I ? ? : DECLARE HOLIDAY At the clly council raeollns this morning Moyor Hardle was authorized to declare Friday, April 28th, u public holiday to bo observed as Arbor Day by tho cltizBUB of Letlibridge. All the stores will close, but the bonks will remain open, I. ,;. .;. .1, .;. .;, .> > ? ? ? HENRY FORD WILLING New York, April 23.-Henry F'ord announced yesterday that he would .accept a nomination for the presidency. If the people wanted him. "One thing 1 am absolutely sure of In this respect," he declared, "and that is that I shall not ilnance any third party-not with one cent. Should It be made evident thai 1 am wanted, thot is a different matter." MARKETS May wheat July wheat May oats ,. Miiy flax . 114 441/s 187J4 WKATUER Hiah "Foreeast: Fair and Milder SB 23 28 foot level. Tho water has receded to this level, Mr. McNab stated this afternoon. Tho work of rebuilding would bo commenced at once and an effort made to catch as much of the springy rains as possiblo. When the dam broke there v/as 32% feet of water in the reservoir and It the old dam holds the loss of water will only amount to 4% feet, but this nevertheless, is considerable, considering that the river Is backed up for many miles. Between tho tlmo of the break and 13,30, the drop in tho raservoli' was 30 inches. Fears wore expressed at first for tho high pros-sure dam, but city engineer Macklo stated that he did not ontortoln thom. : : ? ? ? > IN EAST AFRICA .> * --r- pedlttonary forces have occu- ^ > ^ � � .> -Vlr. Scott Lings of the 1^. H. O. syndicate of London, 12ng., which is boring for oil south of Cardston, left -on Saturday for the old country. He will sail from New York on tho 29th. II is expected that he will meet In New York, Mr. Falconer, who Is coming to Lethbrldge to take full charge of tho exploration of the lield. ' Mr; Lings indicated before leaving that he would return in September. Work at tho wells is progressing very favorably, and with better roads now It Is expected that work will be started on a couple of new wells very shortly. However there Is likely to bo no announcement of the exact locations until the ground has been looked over by Mr. Falconer. NEBRIATEO PERSON AD WILD OREAH Diamond City and'Coalhurst tried to stir up some excitement last night over a murder rumor. A gentleman blew Into Coalhurst sometime after midnight with a gruesome tale of murder which had been committed somewhere on the road between the two points. Tho victim was lying beside the road ahd his two assailants had fled. The Mounted Police here were routed out and n couple of men dispatched to the scene in short order. Mucli to their chagrin the gentleman Who told the murder tale had been making an altogether too Intimate acquaintance with John Barleycorn and his murder story was simply a plpe-droara. He was hauled before the J, P, this morning and fined $25 and costs as a sobering influence. TO LEAD AMERICANS Toronto, April 22.-A 'brigadier-Een-oral from Michigan, with 25 years' experience In tho United States army. In the person of Robert J. Bates, will orgnnl'^e and command tho fourth battalion of the American Legion. This will be tho 213th battalion nnd will be recruited from the area between the Great Lakes and the Atlftutlo, "yiie headquarters will be In Toronto, �v. BRITISH LINE ESTABLISHED London, April 23.-The official statement says the Shropshire Light Infanti-y on Friday night reclprocdted a trench on the Ypros-Langemnrck rond which was lost tho night of April 19. The British line in this sector is completely re-established. : ? ? ? ? : ? ? : ? ; ? > ? ? ? :� COL. 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