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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta W^D;NE;SPAY. DECEMBER 18, 1918; THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE OlSCUSSDEFAILS IFSEniElNI CALUARY, D(30. 18.-Dr. W, J. black, ot Ottawa, chairman oC the tioldior Settlement Botjrd, waa In Calgary yesterday, accorapahicd by. Jjt,.-Uol. Innes, director of agricultural in-Btruotion. Regai'dlng tlio anxi6!ty of the soldiers to get action in the matter of land settlement, and in reply to a auostloa of The' Albertan reproaenta-tlve,,Dr. Black said: "Wp havo every hope that 'we will be ready to start to place men on the lahd in the coming yeai,. We are securing the -wholehearled co-operation of the provincial governments, the do-partraeuta OE agriculture, the Grain Growers and the farmers, and with this assistance' there is every hi#e of the movement being successfully started. ,^ Originally, it was thought that'there WQUld be lots of Crown lands for occupation/ but on Investigation it was found that there was not.ehough land, of good character, to meet' the needs o� the men. Federal legislation is now In contemplation which will enlarge the powerani^of the board, and co-operate with th?i)rovlncjB3 In securing the land that is (needed. , Replying to tlw question, as to �whether thatWwid mean that the boardr %vUl: have to go on the open maffteit' for their land. Dr. black re-piied'tha,t It was a matter for consli-R^Mon'by the government. Terms to Soldiers Speaking of the terms tp be extend-'d to soldiers, long term payment* win be'given them, the Intention being that the men will be able to purchase uJE) to $5iOiOO without regard to area. It he is able to pay for more land he .will be allowed to do so. Single men must have one-tenth of the purchase price, and in the case of mai'-Tled men without money It is the intention of the board to deal with MiBtn specially. Teaching the Tyros Dr. Black also went into the important question in the case of meu who desired-to farm, but who are yet greenhorns at the business. A^quallfl-cjition .comnjlttee will be ^ppolnt^d In the: various districts ,to deal with, this. : .' A mans will be drilled lu a series; of xercisea peculiar to .farm practise, and will .Include We haiiheasing, (rooming.{Ihd hitching up ot a team of honseS. tVTien ho la grounded in this he is of Y^lno, and then follows instruction In the handling of farm machinery.' It is expected ;that this jdriU will occupy about twelv^jwe^ks, and then he ivill be sent to '�'i,^ selected farmer, a. raah^who desires, "not to exploit the returned man, but to help him. in every; possible way, thus taking a ptactllcal han(^ in' helping to build up ttfes^sWiftiiis-community of the � ' Sohie Queries Aft^r his meeting:, queries concerning the settlement scheiiie were asked by soldiers. One oj! the first questions asked was "Why does the government,: after opening up^ Mrid for soldiers' settlement, refuse to ' grant loans y on the eame, saying the land is notiyiet yrorth the amount of the loan? If.tlie lan^ is so poor why put it/up for Boldiers' settlement?" . ' � Mr. Black replied that some mis-takos' were made at first on account Of the desire to rush things In order, to help the soldiers to settle "as quickly as-posslble. He was in favor ot all land beliig inspected arid properly approved beforo^being opened up for soldiers' settlement.; Helping to Finance Men _..How can a nian be expected tc save enough out of soldiers' pay at ?1>10 per day to make the iniUal payme::! of one-tenth; the loan? he >va8 asked. Mr. Black explained that reclamation schemes would be undertaken by the goveimment which would enable the men to earn the money, v Pre-Empting Prlvilenes Are, you* in. favor of amending the homestead law so that tbo^e who entered for liomesteads before the war be granted the right to pre-emptions in the same maimer as is now granted to s'oldiers? was another question. Mr. Black promised to have this matreir-adjusted if possible. Then the question arose m to whether the government would grant loans on the security of stojk v/here the soldiers v/ero going in 'for cattle rather than agriculture. Mr, Black said this was a new phase of the subject tiiatjWould haveto be considered. He was asked, .whetiier the boardp whicli would sit on the qualifications of veterans tor land would, have a soldier representative .and replied as far as feasible. He also assented to the suggestion , that western meu should compose Western boards. A Boy's Rights A discussion took place as to the riglit ot a boy who enlisted under age, and for that reason' was not eligible to take up a homestead before enlistment, and I tirerefore lost the chance to have his time count while in service. Some of tliose present insisted that sucli a veteran should be allowed his time if he entered for a homestead ^t present. Mr. Black was not adverse to this idfea, but would not favor extending this privilege to the older men who might have entered for homesteads and did not. Complaints , A number ot complaints were registered. The delay in .securing loans Mr. Black promised to do ail in his power to remedy. He promised to look into the suggestion that a man who wanted to file on a piec of land, that was being thrown open he be permitted to register and get a card rather than having to camp on the land office steps for three weeks waiting foi- the date of entry. CRERAMS GIIGRESO 1 REGINA, Saslc, Dec. 17.-Announcing the government's policy on thi? language question, a bill to anioiid the Saskatchewan School Act was introduced todaj;_ in the legislature and '.given its first reading. With Donald MaqLean, leader of the opposition, consenting, it will come up for second readlng'^'tomorrow, wiion Premier Martin ia expected to speak at length, explaining the amendments in detail and reviewing the educational history of the province, with special reference to the language controversy. Donald Macbean is expected to introduce an amoixdmont to abolish the French language, arid Hon. W. R. Motherwell may also propose an amendment, but one which will not i�ivolve a change in principle. The government's measure provides.for the abolition of all foreign languages in all schools of Saskatchewan and prohihition of any language exuept Engli.^li, with one exception. In the cases of French-speaking pupils where 11 is , necessary in the case of Ifrench t)upils by reason ot their being unable to understand English. F/�ench may he used as the language of Instruction, but sucii French shall n'ot be continued beyond grade one, and in tlie case of any child |�s'hall not be continued beyond the first year of such child's attendance- at school. In addition, when the board ot any district passes a resolution to that effect the French language may be taught; as a subject tor a period �not" exceeding one hour iu each day as a part ot the school curriculum, and such school te:>.ching shall consist of French reading, French grammar and French composition. The proposed amendments supercede Clause 177 of the School Act, .which permits the teaching of French iu primary grades, and under the! rules of the department allowed in-1 struction in any lancuage other Uiau j English during the last school hour each day. Another change deals with the qualification of school trustees, who uiidor the bill must be either British .�ubjects by birth or naturalization, or in tlie case ot aliens withfiusufti-. cjent residence to become n.^tura-iized, must take oath they Intend to �become naturalized as soon as,time permits. An oath of allegiance is also prescribed for all solidOi trustees who are not of British birth. repudiating theBe~lor the sake ol: so-called jiarty .tftiKormity. There was only one cdijiiiii for iionest men to take ,that wrfs' to stand by their cou-victiono. I.took that course and that Is'whyana fbtttjB the only reason why I am In Union government." Mr.'^RoweH;.took occasion to deny some other "abuurd and idle tales" as he called them. One of these he referred to thus;' "One story 18 that when I was asked to become, leader of the Liberal party In Ontario, I renuested that a committee should be anpointcd to raise a fund to guarantee me against any loss while engaged In work as a provincial leader. This statement is a pure invention," , AFTERCHRISIAS LONDON, Dec. 18.-Premier Lloyd George and Foreign Secretary Bal-foui- liave changed their plan to go to Paris on Friday to meet President Wilson, as it is possible that the president will come to London directly af-tor Cliristmas. It Is on the president's own suggestion that he is coming to England next week. A eoramunication was received by the British government this morning.' A reply was sent to the president, welcoming the suggestion. As a result," it will not be necessary tor Premier Cloyd George and Mr. Balfour to 60-;to Parl.g, and it is expected that the conference between the president and the British statesmen preliminary to the - inter-allied conference in Paris can be completed during the president's stay here. mmm CHRISTMAS GIFTS REACH OUR BOY^ IN GERMANY. LONDON, Dec, 18.- Parcels are arriving dally among the Can-ddl^in forces In Germany, bringing hundreds of Christmas gifts, thus securing a supply of skates and hockey sticks so that the Canadians niay play hookey this Christmas on th� Rhine. The Canadian cavalry briga,de Is not for the present proceeding as far as the Rhine, having stopped near Namur. The Strathconas at Alsche-n I Rouplc', the Dragoons at Rosier, the Fort Garry's at Thorobaic des Be'quins and the Horse Artillery at Mont St. Audi. MAY STOP STRIKE WASHINGTON, Doc. 18.-The national war labor hoard today assumed jurisdiction In the New York harbor boatmen wage dispute and decided to hold a hearing at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Now York. When this was announced, T, V, O'Connor, representing the employees, said he would communicate by telephone with the men and believed the strike scheduled for tomorrow nioi-ning would bo jiost-poned. ....., ,x AT STARLAND. LATEST FAIRBANKS AT STARLAND ONLY "The only place in this city where the latest Douglas Fairbanks pic-lures can be seen i*;' at Stariand," said Manager Geo. Fleming today. "Anybody that advertises the showing of 'latest' Fairbanks pictures at .any place save at Stariand is only tooling the public." AT THE COLONIAL. Smilmg Doug. Fairbanks in hi& latest success "the Half Breed^^-^ Colonial Theatre Thursday, Friday, Saturday. CALGARY, , Dec. 18.-Hon. T. A Crer^T, minister of agriculture, stated to/the Albertan last night that he personally favored >tlie western provinces having their- natural resources, but owing to the clfiims made hy the eastern \proylnoes haying complicated the quea{lon! lie was not sure how it would come out. It has been suggested, tlrat some ot the Indian reserves be' taken over for soldier settlement.  "Is there such a plan on foot?'! he was asked. "The Indians have certain treaty rights," Mr. Crerai- replied, /'which cannot^be violated. But there are some cases where there- are but few Indians ta,.work or use the land. In such cases where a satisfactory agreement can be made with the Indians the goyerninent will'likely buy the-'land frorii them." �', AT STARLAND TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. , " IdOUGLAS FAIRBANKS IN-TJIIANQ.LB IlLAY. "THE HALQ AT THE COLONIAL THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY THIS WEEK. BOWMA^JVILLE,  Ont., Dec. IS.- An address e.xplaining his personal position and his relations with Sir Wilfrid Laurier was delivered here last night by Hon. N. WT Uowell, M. P., for Durham. Considerable, of Mr. Bowell's speeph was devoted to-a reply tb Herirl'^ourassa's demands in Le Devoir that lA.r. Rowell -should'^apoi-ogize tor the "calumnous; statements made at North Bay nearly a year ago on the. French-speaking clei�gy of Canada." / ? He satd": "The � gubstauce^ of my statement about tij^e French-speaking, clergy In Q'uebec was that the majority of them were supporters ot Miv Bour-assa in his attitude on the waj- and that in the course tliey were, pursuing they were underminiug ' Canada's strength in the struggle.' I thought so then; I it'iink so now.  "In order to make political capital and stir up religious and racial feel--j ing against Union government, it is suggested that my references covered the French reservists who were members of religious orders and who when' called to the colors by their govern-' ment, returned to France arid fought as members ot the French army. My references were not to men who had gone forth to fights but to nien who stayed at horns, meu who were in the province iof Quebec durlqg the war, supporting Mr. Bourassa. Of the men v/hc went forth to fight no one'calTj speak in too high terms." , Denied These Stories . Mr. Rowell deiiled the story which iind bcen'ln ciroulVtiou to the effect that lie had consented to join the Union government on the understand-, ing that Sir Robert Borden would bring in a prohibition bill. He touched on liis severance of political relations with Sir Wilfrid Laurier ju these words: - "The last ot these stories to which' I sliall refer is tliat the Liberals who entered Union government wer�a guilty of treason to Sir Wilfrid Laurier and that I entered Union government because I was disapliointed that I could not.,take the plage- of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Sj|Jeader of the Lilierai party' in the I^ominion. If it be possihle, this is. even more absurd and untrue; than tiib ether stories,'as a- relerenCe to Sir Wilfrid himself would show, ','The two questions ,ot paiMroount Importance upon whifh we were unable -tc Jigrce were blllnpunl schrnls ai:-! Canada's waryoUoy.- "F.very''i!ilberal v/as anxious beyond uieiraure that Sir.WJlfnd sho vl.l Sieur tinue to lead a unito.l party and every etJori was put tort i to: mduce him to take 8. posltionV'on whim iSngiL-sh-spfeaking Ll{)erals cnuM .stunil and at the s"ron time be true to 't'.ie;r c.invic-tltujs, but without sucoesa 'V "We,were compelled to chposo between standing by our coavlctlons and wXat wo believed to bb our duty to Canada'and the men overseas," or of LONDON, Dec. 18.-(Associated _ Preps^-Unconfirmed reports hsye reached Londqn that Odfjssa, the great Russian seaport on the Black Sea, has been occupied by the forces of the Ukrainian leader Pellura, who,Is anti-German and a .C;8pr,ratist. ,' The. banivs tli^re put their money on board British destroyers in the Black S(ip, and the city is now prob-aoiy ill the haild's'oE Geu.. Grlgorietf, ;of the Petlura torce.s. The working and middle classes, it is reported, .are favoralile to the cause of Petlura, who advocates the oxtension of Uln'a.inian territory into the RuthenianJ'ioorttons aI Galicia. His follower? ^hni-Je distributed pamphlets announcing war again.st the Ukrainian government, the capitalists and land-owners. The British and French forces in Odessa have erected defensive barbed wire about the -.^principal wharves. They will prefect the stores taken from the Germans, but otherwise, it is said, will not interfere , in the fighting in Odessa. In Odessa armed' fojcces of diverse races are contendirig for leaderslilp and have caused many persons to fear a renewal of Bolshevik! outrages of a year ago. Three British cruisers and a number of destroyers. Including t^M,} French, are in the harbor ot Odessa with a small tprce of marines. Allied nationals in^the city have been wai-ned to take,-refuge on the warships if street fighting becomes too serious. .,, . - WANT DUTY BACK ON FARM TRACTORS TORONTO, pec, 18.-The Toronto branch.of the- Canadian ' Manufacturers' Association today, decided to ask the ,agHcultural section of the C. M. A. to recommend to the government the restoration of duty on tractors. No better entertainment can be found than that offered ai the Coiou-ial theatre this week. The Colonial players are oifering foniglit for the last time the ludicrous comedy "Running for oflice." The photoplay program tonight will iuclude the big select feature "Her Only Way." in which Norma Talroadge if3 starred. Tl\e entire change of program to-, morrOw will witness the presentation of two exceptional Wtractious, first the Douglas Fairbanks feature "The Half Breed," in which smiling Doug appears at his best in all his thrilling Christmas Specials Royal Mixed Candy, 9C/. per lb.................. fcDC Maple Fudge, >|A - per lb................... lUC Cowan's Chocolates, ',4 lb, OA_ bars, each.............. fcUC A fine assortment of Luxura Chocolates, at 11>. 00c, OA^ 70c and................ OVC Maple Fudge, AtKt* per lb..................TcUC Oranges, iarge sizKC, do/,. ^C-60c and .............. I UC Calitoniia Table Figs, 'OO-per lb.................. OUV. Cranberries, .lersey, 1Q#� per lb.................. IOC Maple Butter, per tja....... Dates, per pkg. ....-. 30c 25c SEASONABLE GIFTS Tobacco-Hudson Bay Imperial Mixture, ~% lb. tin, ^ 51.30; 1 lb............. SniilinB Doug. Fairbanks In Hta Qreateat. Hit>-Thlt Play of a TheiiMnd Thrillt. ADMITTED BY FAIRBANKS HIMSELF TOJBE HIS CROWNING , ACHIEVEMENT. WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T MISS "THE HALF, BREED"; IT IS A PRODUCTION WORTH A DOLLAR OF ANYBODY'S MONEY. ON THE SAME PROGRAM THE MOST STARTLING EXPOSE EVER WRITTEN CECILLE ELLIOn & (;0. IN TJJE PLAY WHICH STARTLED NEW YORK-^SHOCKEO BOSTON-THRILLED CHICAGO AND JOLTED SAN FRANCISCO MELENE^' / - I I A play-T-not a picture-of the exploit* of the-vyorst woman Ini^:^ the world. She sold her very soul for! a pot of gol^. She heeded net the cry of her Innocent victim. She was wicked, vindictive^. For one night of pleasure she endured three years of remorse- .|5 BUT THERE IS A MORAt -1 WHICH WINS? PURITY OR VICE. SEE "THE NOTORIOUS I^ELENE^'AT THE COLONIALtTMIJRf' DAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND FIND,,THE AfTiWu^ 1583?2 49 400 ;