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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR letbbtibcje l^eiralt) OLetbUriDflc, HIbevta DAILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per year ......$" Washmglon German Ueet may attempt the high JCUESDAY; FEBRUARY 22, 19t g ?5 'COU36NE iX 7191 SAWBURa y\ -BUR6 W. A.^BuGhanan Discusses Many Matters in the House of Interest to Constituents Germans capture 400 yards at SI Die-(7) French lose 200 yards of trenches. i interesting to note what a high authority of the United States military has to say of the voluntar}- system. Major General Leonard .\. Wood, tes- seas. in the near future to co-operate with the .Austrian fleet. Great actlv. ity is said to be prevailing at the Kiel canal. Another Zeppelin raid on Sunday tnorning over tlie south-east coast of X/ngland did little damage and the loss of life is said'to be small. Premier ABq,uitli has introduced two new war credit votes in the House of Commons. The Germans are claiming still fur-,thei-success on the west front, along the British lines. THE 39TH BATTERY OFF TO THE FRONT For obvious reasons the Herald has been unable hitherto to mention definitely the departure ot the 39th Battery, Tenth- Brigade, for new training quarters preparatory to taking their place, in the fighting lines on the great battlefields ot Eurbpe. War censorship does not permit mention of the departure of troops until some time Rafter, the event. The 3Dth has gone, and with the boys iiie heartfelt wishes of I>eth-bridgians for a successful campaign and a safe return. The 39th Is essen tlally a Lethbrldge unit, made up as .it is of many of the younger sons. The departure of the Battery has left a. big hole in the life of Lethbridge, but there are thousands of proud hearts In the city today that our home-bred boys have seen their duty and done it. They are-a fine lot ot boys who may be counted upon to give a good account of themselves in the grim task tliey have .undertaken. Way they flgbt the good fight and return victorious when the peace they shall have helped to win shall have been declared. THE SASKATCHEWAN BRIBERY CHARGES Definite charges have at last been ;>\ald against four members of the Saskatchewan government. The latest charges now overtop the blanket � flhai'-es brought: against everj'body in geuJfal on the government benches �nd nobody in particular, by Mr. Brad ' �taw ot the opposition. : There Is onl^ one honorable course jleft open to the Scott government; that iB to apply to the lieutenant-governor for a royal commission to .investigate. The present Investlga- ; tlon Into the Bradshaw charges oy the special committee ot the house 'Is anything but satisfactory. Premier Soott said early In the session that he wftuld welcome an Investigation Into any charges which might be brought against the government or any member thereof. Now Is the time to live up to that promise. As for the � charges themselves. It looks to us as If the opposition members had gone a long distance out ot their way to find ground for their charges. They have the "trumped up" appearance on the face of them. .It looks like \.a effort to make party capital by besmirching' the other, fellow. There Is no analogy between the.charges and those pre- . ferred against the Roblin government. '. However, that would be all the jjiore reason why Premier Scott 8llould,not delaytaking the proper course, which Liberals all' over' the west expect him to take. VOLUNTARY SYSTEM �FAILS IN THE U, 8, jB.'Vjew of the anovement in certain jiiVtB of .Canada working, toward, the Introduction of, some" modification "of the Dprby scheme ot recruiting, it Is said that: "The volunteer system as a system has been a dismal failure In every war we have engaged in and always jvill be. The good men will go first, then volunteering will stop, as it did in the revolution and 1S12, and in the civil war when we went to the draft. ...e never filled our call for the Spanish war even. It is a rotten system. The spirit is fine, but the system Is unsound and spells disaster if we ever go Into a real war with It. . . There has been no equality of service. The rich when drafted have been able to buy the poor to take their places. The result has been a debauchery of public morals on the subject ot each and every man's obligation to service in time of war." � Many leaders in Canada are imbued with the same idea. That is not to f)ICKED UP IN ASSING i-1 FOR THE BUSY MAN Jolin Torcencc Vanneck, a re\ircd iinponer, who died in London, Kng., in U112, bequeathed $50,000 to the Monttcal General Hospital. Two privates ot the 139lh Battalion are charged with a $1,500 burglary at Sudbury, and two others with receiving stolen goods. ' Rev. G. I. Campbell, pastor of ,2i4.cii street iMethoriist Church, Kingston, has been appointed chap-a;u oi tng 1-lCth battalion. Pte, Geo. Aldridge; Siih Battalion, was sentenced at Brapttord to sixty-days in jail for refusing to work while a defaulter. Ben Coultyi:iiuila IMIn 'Vre a t ment Now OircTcd Free io Prove Wliot It Win Do tor You. Pyramid Pile T r oatment ulves quick relief, stops itch-1 n sr, - bleeillnK or protriiding.plies, homorrholds and nil rectal troubles, in the privacy o� your own home. BOo a box at all drueelsts, A'Hinelo box often cures, rree' HumBle tor trial with booklet walled freo in plain wrapper, If yott xend us coupon bulcw. - FREE SAMPLE COUPON PYRAMIP DRirO COMPANY, 6S0 Pyramid Bldg.; Marsbnll. Mich. . Kln>1l7 gfud nio n Kr�o cnmplo of PyrMnldriUTreBtmeDt, In plain wrapper, Namo; ........................ Btreet^i,......................... ^y;'.'t^;............ state........ raents for the naval reserve is expected next mohlh in Newfoundland. Mayor Walters, of Hamilton, said he was disappointed because there was not a further war. tax on luxuries and non-ted suicide in a jail at A'cgreville, Alberta, rather than face a juilge on a charge of stealing grain books from the Prairie Elevator company at VegreviUe. ^S'ysk's alleged confederate is now in jail after being committed for trial on the thelt charge, The Maple Crtjek Kc^ssays : "The friction existing hetwesn the Medicine and Swift Current militia officers, owing to the fact that men were being enlisted in Saskatchewan for the Hat regiment at a time when Colonel^ Smyth, of tlio Swift Current battalion,, was doing his host to raise lifs batttalion, has been removed by the withdrawal "of Captain J, I). Wilson from the Ilafc regiment. He is now oh tilt! gtSL^igtb of the Swift current battalion antl will huve. command of the compnpy to 1)0 raised in Maple Cfcck/ T^'';' i tlon of land In the eastern section of ' the Canadian Pacliic,'. Hallway company's irrigation tract near Bnssano. About one-halt ot this tract was classified during 1915 and it is expected that the remainder can be completed during 191(i If tunds are provided. Tlio works for the irrigation ot some 400,000 acres of land in this tract aro now completed and the system la in readiness lor operation and the land is open lor., salo and jiettlQ-ment. Tfte company. Is anxious to avoid the mistakes aud serious rtilB-understaudings v/hich atlorided the colonization of "the wes'terri' section of this tract, and this department Is therefore inspooting and olassitylng as irrigable or noil-irrigablo all the land prior to.lts boittg.oftered toV sale, lu the western section this w^a not (lone, with the r,88ult . that this dopartment, bad fiuiilly to; intervene between the Company j'and dls.satlsfle^ purchasers 'and Io .ilasaify Hia' land after It ha(l beoi^*.ifciJd,'.i])UH.>necesBl-tattng Xoadjjjjitmout "tft^rpost of-, the BaieB-contra.4�'?*�Jj �i5^'.ftt*J'�88�'^*6'''�opt*� The company la at present cajryjiig this tract, wbicti Is at present waste and Unproductive land, and It this de-payment should now discontinue this worlf of clnasificatlon. It would vary seriously retard the settlement and development of tho laud. : 4. The completion ot surveys on tha proposed Lethbrldge northern irrigation project near Lethbrldge, Alberta. In this district immediately north ot Lethbrldge sotno 100,000 acres ot land can bo economically Irrigated by water taken from Old Man river near Macleod. This district has suffered severely from drought In past years, particulaily In 1910 and 1014, when there was almost complete crop failure. The settlers have witnessed the prosperous development ot tho irrigated district ot Coaldale, east of Lethbrldge, and have repeatedly petitioned tho Dominion government to undertake the pfellmlnary surveys necessary to determine the feasibility and; probable cost ot Irrigating their own lands. Surveys were accordingly undo^ taken in 1914 and carried on throughout 1913, which leave no doubt of the feasibility ot irrigating these Innds^ The woi-k Is not yet sufllclenl. ly completed to enable the settlers to form an irrigation district under the law enacted by the provincial legislation In 1915 at their request, and If the survey work Is now abandoned no such district can at present be formed. The Western Canada Irrigation association, at Its session at Bassano, -�Uberta. In November, 1915, passed a resolution strongly urging Uie Dominion government to complete these sur-veys In order that this district nilglit be more fully developed. A similar resolution was passed urging the continuation of survey work to develop the teasibility ot irrigating land south of Lethbridge and tributary to St. Mai'y and Milk rivers, but this work cannot be continued with the limited sura ' asked for In this reduced estimate. ' This practically Is the explanation. Advocates Government Systems Mr. Buchanan: A great deal of money is being e.xpended on Irrigation, surveys. 1 am Inclined to think that the government, in districts where there is lack oi moisture, and at the same time where the soil is suitable for agriculture, might go Into the establishment of these small irrigation systems. In nearly all the western states the American govem-meiit has undertaken (he establish-J ment ofi Irrigation, systems; lands have thus Been reclainfe'd' atid settled, and the republic has gaiiled by reason ot that policy. .In my own district there Is what Is known as the fron Springs project, to supply water from the Old Man river. It was made clear to the people there that they would have to form themselves into an .irrigation district like the Taber district, hond the district and practically provide the system themselves. Now there is amongst people who have studied the question quite a strong opinion that the government might very well go into the establishment ot these systems Instead of placing the responsibility upon the people or giving the privilege'to private companies; because the experience ot the United States warrants ,us In saying that the adoption of such a system In Western Canada would be beneficial to the country. I aip merely making this suggestion, and' I would ask the minister whether the government has anything in view in that direction after spending so much money on irrigation surveys. During the past year a number ot survey parties were through the southern part ot Alberta gathering Information, about the possibility ot irrigating large sections ot that country. , ' Mr. Roche: We have .been reqiiest-ed to undertake this as a government work. A deputation which ctime down here from that district merely asked us to do what we are doing n6w with this estimate, that is,' to allow them to form a company themselves, bond the district, raise the funds, ani] work in co-operation; but o.ur system as ft is at present differs from that in the United States, where tho gov-emnient has undertaken such work as a government enterprise, although it charges tho people the coat just the same. Wo are carrying on those surveys at the expense of the public treasury; the result ot them Is given gratis to tho farmers and they can Carry on the work under provincial legislation. Grazing Leases in Waterton Park Mr. Buchanan; I would like to draw the attention of the minister to some complaints I have liad about the grazing lease of Waterton Lalte. I had considerable correspondence regarding the matter, but unfortunately It was destroyed In the fire In the parliament buildings. I think tho lease Is held by a man named West, and the complaint Is that the' people In the surrounding district, mostly sniull farmers, are unable to got any ot this land tor grazing purposes unless they, go to him and pay toll. There fii a gt,?iat deal of Iqdlgnntton in the country surrounding tho park on that ac* count, it Is also charged that the first application fdr this lease was not given The ropes down wliioh guests slid to safety are shown. The picture shows where Mr. .lohuston, caretaker of the Merchant's Bank, was standing when" he was struck by falling bricks following tho first explosion. public, in the surrounding district to make application? Mr, Kocine: Yes. Mr. Buchanan: .Are they notified publicly?,' Mr, Rqcjie: Any person in the Immediate neighborhood who desires vnay ascertain" what the regulations are. The inspector, or the man In charge of the park, estimates as to the number of stock ii given area can maintain,,ah^ then he will Issue permits to any persons applying tor the same to cover that area. There is no exclusive privilege given to any one man. l' do not know whether they take them in accordance with their order of priority, but tho superintendent *of. the park^ grants permits when applied' tor covering the amount of stock lie estltiiatos tho park can carry. Mr, B.nohanan:' Is there a limit to I'lie amoiiiU. of, stock a man can nin under, a lease? Mr;-Hoche;- As much as the area will inalntalti.  I HEAD STUf=FED FROM 4: CATARRH OR A COLD SEFIBIAN ARMY SAFD Parisy, Fob, 20.-The last aorblan soldiers remaining In Albania have now been landed In^ Corfu, says a dispatch "from Corf,u under date of Friday. The dispatch adds t'liat the entire Serhlan army is now out of danger., ..... ; J Says Cream Applied in Nostrils Opens Air Passages Right Up. instant roliet-^no waiting. Your clogged nostrils-open right, up; tho air passages of.your head clear and �you can breatbe fijaely. No more hawking, snuffling, blowing, headache dryness. No slruggUng tor breath at night; your cold or catarrh disappears. , Gut a small bottle' of- Kly's Cream Balm from your dnigglst nov.-. Apply |,a little ot this ; fragrant, unliseptio, healing crcnm to your nostrils. ' It penetrates through every air passage of the head, soothes O.u; inflamed or swollen mucous membrane and relief comes instantly. It's Just fine. Don't stay stuffed-up with a cold or nasty catarrh. .1. D. Hlglnbotham & Co., Limited, Druggists.-Advertisement. ' About 700 cniplwecfi of the Stec) Co. of Canada, at,:Hamilton; quit wliiMi refused an''iucccasc of five cents an hour. . .-., ' ,,; the canadian pane of commercIe: SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES, LODGE YOUB Will*, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance. l^oIU^ieV, or other valuables in one of tliese boxes �it I ;