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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT THE LETIIBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ORGANIZATIONS URGE GOVT. 10 COKTE IRRIGATION PROJECTS FRIDAY. AUGUST 2. 1918 The oilier day a tlelogalion of Iron Bpriiigs farmers visited the city iirKtr.c that steps be taken as soon as possible to proceed with the Lelhbridpe. voys to show whether the plnii sur-gestert by the I.ethhrldKe Board of �I'raiie is "foavil'lc. That plan was de-s'-ribed in Mr. Mariioch's Annual K'; Northern irviRatlon project which has ' port for IPIV. and it propose? that Dip been iindor discussion for the pasi I v.ater should not bo confined to a two or three yo.irs. The dry rondit-1 compact area. Init that it should bo Ion which has prevailed this year has | extended as far as possible to give served to bring home to the people of the preatrsi po=siblo number of farm-the south country the value of irri- ers a sliare of the water. Thai is gatlon. The whole province is now i whul is wanted here, so that every realizing the groat asset the south has I fartner who is fortunate cnouKh to be in the irrigation system at .Uaymond. I able to get a share of the water, may Jtagrathand Coaldalo where thous-i be able to have about forty acres on ands of tons of alfalfa and other hay | c.ieli (luarter section under irrigation, will be harvested this year to help out ' so "that he can grow alfalfa and pss-the toed situation, nnd those men who ; ture. This would ens'.ne tliat he would have gone so far aa to say the Domin-1 ahvays Jiave full supplies of feed for Ion government was wasting money | his livestock, and that lie would be In the surveys of the various possible l'ible to keep up the fertility of his irrigation projects in the south now "hind by rejilenisliin.!; it with raannre. see how foolish they were. Therefore it is resolved: That we ask the dominion Govern-I nient to carry on .it once the surveys i to give us tlie Information about wliat I lands can be served as above, and to cost. CLEAR UP THE Clean to handle. Sold by all Drug* gists, Grocers and General Storc� The anxiety of the Iron Springs larmera to have the irrigation project put under way is shown by a re-.olu-tion which was presented by G. R. . JIarnoch nnd S. S. Dunham at the i'^""'""^ convention of the Western Canada Ir-} rlgation association nt Nelson last' �week. Of course the association did i not know the local circumstances. 1 and therefore dealt with the matter in a general preamble prefacing the Iron Springs resolution, as follows: Whereas, it is desirable that such Waters as are found to be available lor irrigation should be distributed so aa to supply as far as possible tlie greatest number of people and the largest areas of land. Ender�lr. Mamoch wired to Hon. Arthur Meighen, minister of the interior, as lollows: "Referring to recent interview and telegram of Hon. Mr. Sifton during your absence. Present dry year causes farmers to become more insistent on furthrr information possibilities irrigation projects. Farmers NION OPERA STILL BEIN RS RE President Western Union Says He is Still in Charge and Won't Change Policy New Yorl:'. .-^ug. 2.-The New York World this morning says: "That government control has not settled finally the controversy between t!)e Western Union Telegraph j company ami the Commercial Teleg-I raphers of America, became evident yc.sterda.v. . Ncwcomb Carlton, president of the company, said he was still in charge oi the system and that as long as ho remains in charge there will be no change in the company> FOUi FORTIFIED OUSE AT iNES NCHER jiolicv towards labor. This policy around district Lefhbridge - Northern ! has been to discharge men for u'^Ion project approached Western Canada I membership." Irrigation Association which has passed resolution requesting immediate attention, further surveys demonstrating possibilities carrj-ing av.ailablo waters farther afield, thereby benefitting greater numbers of farmers and lurther stabilizing farming conditions, especially during dry seasons. Superintendent of irrigation and commissioner thoroughly familiar what is necessary and instructions from yon to Immediately proceed with surveys this summer and fall would be greatly appreciated by farmers and business people in districts affected. Kindly �how this to Mr. Crerar who nnder-tands its' agricultural significance, also to Mr. Sifton. U. F. A. Resolution G. R. Marnochj president Lethbridge Board of Trade. The resolution above mentioned, passed by the Iron Springs local of the U. P. A. is as follows: "The climatic conditions this year direct urgent attention again to tlie possibilities of getting irrigation water to this district. While some of us w^e not fully in favor of the plan to make every acre of land imder the Lethbridge Northern project coma under an Irrigation District, we are all In lavor of asking the Dominion government to proceed immediately with sur- "Either the men will be permitted to be union members or there will be a strike,'/" was the counter assertion today by Percy Thomas, deputy president of the union when told oi" ?.Ir. Carlton's statement. rarmm Owing to advance In butter aj�rket ire are now paying: 60e per lb. butter fat for No. 1 Sweet Cream. 42e per lb. butter fat for No. 2 .8w�et Crtafn. 40c per lb. butter fat for No. 1 Sour Cream. . 38c per lb. butter fat for No. 2 Sour Cream. TVe would advise farmers wto have cows, that they can milk to get busy, as every little bit helps when the grain crops tall W e say all charges and pay for each shipment The Result of Our 1918 "Missing Tide'* Calendar Contest-The Ransom Picture was 1st Prise, $100.-"Man Does Not Flflht Alone."-H." M. Culf, J Toledo, Ohio. i 2nd Prlxe, $60.-"Guardian Angels Their Holy VlatI* Keep." '-Mies Fannie Ranft, Younos-town, Ohio. Srd Prize, $30.-"They Also Serve." Mrs. J. Mancoltas, Gal- 4th PrUa, $10.-"The Woman's. Part."-Mr. C. HaaA Lathbrldga. Grystai Dairy Limited LEAVE ARCiNGE Washington, August 2.-^The state department today received a message from Ambassador Francis at Kandal-aska Russia, I^apland, through Murmansk, dated July 30. It said the ambassador left Archangel on the evening of July I'S, accompanied by tlie chiefs of the diplomatic corps of Great Britain, France, Italy, and China, Japan, Serbia, and Brazil, A message received from Mr. Francis said he and the heads of the diplomatic missions of Great Britain, France and Italy had left Kandalaska for Murmansk, 179 miles north, which is controlled by American and Entente forces, sent there to protect stores of ammunition and supplies. COAST LABOR IN strange Doings Investigated and A Startling Discovery is Made Pincher Crock, August 2.-Constablo Rogan has received several complaints from citizens of Beaver Mines as to queer doings of some strange men in that vicinity. Different reports have come in aa to armed foreigners and' rough looking characters being seen in the neighborhood .and the suspicion has been growing that the old Prentice ranch was being used as a rendezvous for some kind of deviltry. Tbo Const.able has had his weather eye peeled and on Wednesday afternoon he noticed a couple of strangers in a car. They aroused his suspicions enough to cause him to arrest them and they were found to be literally armed to the teeth. From information gleaned from them, a trip was made to the Prentice place and'" there a strange sight greeted the eyes of the constable's party. Entrenchments have been dug around the house and the place fortified. Stores of ammunition were piled up. Two men, who wore evidently feeling quite secure, were surprised and brought in and are now companions of the two arrested on Wednesday nnd are awaiting trial, which is to be held this (Thursday) afternoon. The names :;iven by the men are. Dave AViiliams, .Jim Jlitehell, R. Godson and an un-pronouncable name, all believed to be aliases. Speculation is rife as to what the outcome of the investigation will be. It is believed that other men are hiding in the brush. The men arrested, it is alleged, belong to the I. W. W. They claim to be members of the F. W.'U. Nothing Inconsistent Between Statements of Borden and ^ Home Office Txindon, Aug. 2.- (Via lloutors Qt-tawa .Vgoncy.)-In the house of commons yesterday, Walter Uunclmnn drew attention to tho statements of premier Borden of Canada regarding Imperial preference, Ani^rew Bonar Law, chancellor of tho exchequer, replied there was nothing in Sir Robert Borden's speech In any way inconsistent wiili his, Bonar Law's, previous statement to tbo house. Tho question of a special fiscal policy to be adopted by Iho United Kingdom or the Dominions must bo settled by each Independently, \\Z said. Tho Imperial government had put itself in line with the Dominlone by deciding to give a preference on existing duties or on any subsoanently imposed. In an interview'with Router's correspondent. Walter Hu;nc l.,ong. In order to clear up any misunderstanding regarding the Imperial preference which he recently announced, stated the decision was arrived at by iha liricl.^ii an. not the linnerial war cabinet and may be regarded as a question of domestic policy. GREATluiESS N ILLICIT B Many Methods Are Uncovered For Making Stuff With a liick To It TURKESTAN REVOLT AGAINST BOLSHEVIKI Basel, Switxerland, Aug. 2.-A revolt against the BolshevikI government In Turkestan has broken cut, according to news received here to-day from Ukrainian sources. LETHBRIDGE FAILS "If they can't get it any other way, they'll make It" said a detective of tho A. P. P. to the Herald this morning referring to the illicit booze which is one of the hardest problems the department has to fight. His remarks were called forth by the Hading of quantities of raisin wine in a miner's dwelling across tho river in one of the coal camps. There was wine in all stages of fermentation. Some of it had a kick to it that would remind one of Charlie Hyssop's mule, the detective said. Some of it was still in the mash stage. . It is evident from the findings of the detective that raisin wine is popular, as one batch of the wine in process of manufacture had required a 24 pound cas6 of raisins and a 20-pound sack of sugar. It is understood s,amples of the illicit wine will be taken to Edmonton for analysis by the government analyst bcpore any prosecutions are undertak- Irrigation Meet Will Go To Medicine Hat Instead of Lethbridge x  Though Lethbridge expected to secure the 101!) convention of the Western Canada Irrigation Association, tho invitation was passed over in favor of an invitation from Medicine Hnt which was strongly backed by the Canada Land and Irrigation Co. operating In that district, according to President Mamoch of the Board of Trade who returned last night from tUo convention and a fishing trip which ho took with Peter Lund following. "Tho Medicine Hat people seem to appreciate the importance of conventions.of this kind and thoy put forth a real effort to land It." Mr. Marnoch Is full of praise tor tho courteous manner In which tho city of Nelson entertained the delegates, who numbered in the neighborhood of 200. Every delegate was sent a box of cherries to his room " in the hotel, while the ladies were also presented with baskets of flowers. The weather was not good for oiitdoor trips but entertainment was provided in variety and all enjoyed themselves. � SERIOUS TROUBLE WITH TELEGRAPH SUNK IN COLLISION. New York, Aug, 2.-The American steamship Poseidon, 1911 tons gross, formerly under tho Dutch flag, was sunk In a collision with an American tanker Inst Wednesday off the Delaware Capes, It was learned In marine circles here to-day, , Five of the crew of 38 are reported as missing. C.ipt. J. Durle, master of the ship, died aa the result of xposure after being landed. AMERICAN FIGHTIN n