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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 0, 1010 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY PAGE PINT, CALCAttY, Feb. C oil S3 reso dealt with by'tho Alberta ot Local Improvement Districts arul Rural Municipal lies here yesterday. Tbe icsolution from 1'atrlcla'asking lhat Iho goxernmcol enact laws restricting the ot tatlio Into districts in which Ihcro was no more than sutHdout pasture lor tiie setters in the rilsirlct, caused a great deal or discussion. John Perrie'i Advice The suggestion a herJ law was turned down 011 Hie ground that it v.'owld react upon The jicimit scheme was also consEdered unfeasible, while John Pcrrie. deputy minister ol affairs, remind- ei lliera llioy could not legislate tn re- Mpeet to private lands. Only Iho own- era ot the lands could raise valid ob- jection to cattle grazing on their land. The resolution tarried nevertheless. Frost and Drought Insurance Great hilarity greeted the suggestion of Opal, thai inasmuch as bail does little damage in the northern part of the .province while frost does, ihe gov- bu asked to include, loss frost in the hail insurance act. One jnan suggested aJdlng insurance ag- ainst drought, vvhfJci another would broaden it out'to Include everything. But it vf'AH pointed out lliat this wag Boraething which could not TKJ provided against by good farming nnd-. ths sponsors were willing lo In- ritutle insurance for drought, the dis- cussion became serious. It was sug- KCstpil that a li'.tlc forced provision rigatost .in unfruitful year would lietter than having to go on thpfr knees to the government asking for assist- ance, and It looked as though the resolution would carry by nil over- whelming majority, but it >vas Uc- fealed. Highways Commitsion The 'resolution prepared by the executive calUug for the creation of n highway board or coinm'sslon met tvidi (lie approval of the convention. It was miggcstcd Umt Premier Stew- ait was favorably inclint'it towards (ho idea ami might be made wholly favor- able continued pressure were to bear upou him. Homeilcad Abandonment The minister ol the interior will bo asked to sc'ud every three months ;t list of filings, acsftdomnciita and i-anceUaUoiis ot homesteads to the sfiTounw ol the districts ivhero such i-hangea tako ptave. The- government will bo nieniorlallted io complete the Acme-Empress branch railway at on cavly date. The that Uio tnunicipall- undertake to operate coal mines ivaj lost. Would Measure Lumber A resolution asking that tlift EOT- eminent tako measures to see lhat iitl lumber sold fu the vrovfnre cou- lain artual measurements sold, was earrlc'i amid much laughter. Thai, fanno w pro per t? clly con trnl to bo known only as of llift ti'ow was evido-at by the burst of enthusiasm over a resolution onposlug lUtea. Railway Extensions Tlio iutrodaction of the resolution calling for the completions cf the Ed- monton, JU-d Deer and Calgary lino of iho 0. X, R. was the signal for de- mands that ihe resolution Include the jJcrma-Ktnpross, AHtance-Alsask and half a. dozen other lidos. Tho resolu- tion c.irrk-'l arrl the oilier lines will bu dealt with later. An aironilmenl of Ihe Municipal Dlslritta'Act will be Tor EO that meetings may be lielj in January and February, .foim Ferric assured the gathering ilit department would faTor change. Another amendment to bo asked for will iierniU the municipal district to retain 2U per ce.at all srljool and hall taxes collcetcti io cover cost of roJledion. Tax Motion Rejected After much discussion itie resolu- from SIftoa dislrlct. asking lii.it tax on iamis outside of organized school districts be Irani uer acre to 4c jier aero, was voted down. (Spwial fable by John Daloe) PARIS, relations between the Canadian ami American