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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta The Herald's Page of Live Local News LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Local News Where To Find It MONDAY, JUNK 9, 1919 LETIHilumiK. ALHf.lVl'A. I'A'JE 3EVKN MS ID.ft 1'ull Meeting of Executive Hears Difficulties in Way of Progress. The eiact uooUlon in whltli the Irrigation aland nt rresoni definitely placed before a large meeting ut tbe executive of the Irrl Ration DareJopineut by lion. C, It. Mitchell, provincial trr-ai urer. at ihf Board ot Trade building this rooming. An entirely new com- plexion placed on Ihe whole sltu- allon by a JeJler from ibe ol i lie Interior to Premier whlcn TCart by Mr. Mllchtll. This lel- ler, receivwl In (ho pan of .May. oudoavora lo force i on thn provincial governoienl whlcli the lat- ter IE ncii prepireA to accept. The matter In "question Is so Important tlini Ihe provincial cabinet has not ret IIr. Mclghcn'H com luiiincailon In lhat au mtu-li hinges on it. Tho Dominion government, has Ihrowu Its cards down face up by atal inf It waulil lit reacli- to go oil ivllti Ihe surveys provided tin? provincial xovGnmicni undertook the financial responsibilities. Further, there was not a nicutlon in the leurr of a offer by tlic Uoumiioti government lefid the provincial government any money, aa It. lias been so far unJer- Moocl. This.'In n iujlehell. Is tbo Irrigation scheme stands ai the present, time. Them was 'a full allcnilaucc of llic l.D.A. oxcculiye ai the Uoard ol Trade building. Mr. S. S. Dimlinm In ihe clialr. In addition to ihe Hon. C. H. .MUcliplI. (tiere acre present Hon. Ar- elilc McLean., Martin Wolff. At present HID propor- to (lie acre with prospects bright, rondlKons changed and T. The doini- nanL nole at jhe meeting was: "Irri- gation or a'.id was voiced j and emphasized by every speaker. ver cortYluced thai Irrigation wai icetlc-d lo stabilize family There Acres lUit bt Irrigated, .ton of KOltli .o a thousand acres, hut ihc topuU- would be trebled with ths district brouRlu undor Irrlyntloti. There were ID "kickers'' ugatnil the nohemt, 99 per i-ent. beinc In of ft. Mr. Pelenon, of BarnneH, director of ihe r.K.A. In Ibo dlairicl. declared that apart from sLchcciB and deaths tin-re1 was nothing- 10 dlFbeartenine as lo commence fanning operations In the sprlnj then to find i In June and July. K a1, sad thing lo sec large bodies' 61 waiter going lo waste when ihey could be nUliied for ivaterlnK the land and droughts. lie liad Keen land bou-hl ill nn acre go up lo ?100 an acre. In Chin the results ol Irrigation were manifest In tho nerrnanenl homes ea- tablishul there. The Coaldnlc people M'lici IfHd irrigation had no fear ol droughts. They were proving hay and selling Ihu same front ?'JO lo a ton, ivilh ions to'the acre. when fnmior.i en dry land Imd to be content with 'sticks and rosebush'' xlilupcd lit from tlic north. He ivas of ttc opinion thv. ihc provincial govern- ment should advance money for the projects. In bonds. Mortgage compan- ies ivanlcd 10 fee. ihc actual value in land. the government, had ibe satisfaction of knowing tliat the sic-. values not'only there hut would increase through Irrigation. In 11H5 nuny farmsrs pulled up and went lo Ilia Stales. This lyill not oc- luture when Ihe Is tovermceiil. was prepared' to so on wild ttio worX. The farms were colng to waste. Tiie value of land is gauged by the amount Of available on il. They Jookcil to the xovernmcnia for brinRhiR water I lo the dry laii'Js, but ail UK-> gee WAS a "passing of tho bui'k'' 6e-1 Iween the two jjovermnentF. I Mr, AncJprbdu, cf 1 thai iho farmers of til a district were I ready lo form districts and 1 tcd to Ihc government for water, j The people of the ea.sl did not utilize From EnJurleE etuied by being run over by a w-hich got out gf control through the break- ing cf the cable attached to it. Nick Chelluk, an Austrian, was taken lo the Gait HoipiUl on Sat- jrday afternoon and died during the night. The accident took place d.t the rear ol the White Lunch, where excavation was go- ing on for additions to the prem- ises and on which the deceased was working.at the time. A cor- cner'e Inquest IE being held over the remains this afternoon, Proposals Under Way to Irrigate Acres Old Cochrane Ranch That Wad tod dlltrict farrtiirs arc not going to be outdone by thoEf of the Lelhbririge northern and Ltlhbridgc southeasterly pro- jects in the matter of Irrigation it the word brought from that dis- what Irrigation meant, hcntc their opposition to ii. All they understood j the Fouih were surri-rir.i; from i was drainage. Jt was ihu wlib i patience in regani 10 liu; delay those In lliu north of the j tlio flchemes. Imii.-ilfciKe H In I'egard lo irripillou in Iho iculli. Hnymond, Silrllrifj and Miigrath could not bo called Irrigateil arcaa. They only had a small portion irrl' gattd, anJ wanted more from me ex- perience llicy bad ol the bcuolhs of this. Mr, JaiiECii, of Magrnih. drew at- lenllon to tbc fact thai milltous of ruonej- were going lo waslc in Ihe waiers ol ihe rivers. Irrleallon mount permanent homes. >Ir. Martin Fald lie Xi'.ew whai irrigation meant. In lis Jjeiit-'Iiis from the experience of ihc s nme. The qu G s t ion E how a re we going to Bet the money for (he projects? The Dominion government baa virtually paid Ml didn't believe i-i ihc schemes and wouldn't lend a sinsle dollar. Tho Dominion govern- had control of the water, and It was up LO H lo go on with the brought (o the farms. The uromicc would have a feather in its cap, if I ii financed iho scheme, from what won Id materialize thereby. besetting sin. The government of any country had lo move slowly so far as finances were i.oncorned, If il wcnl too fast it get. {ht; country and liseJf intn iroaliJe. Al- though ihe government hid an idea of ihe big Irrigation projects, U was only Dtliciiilly informed of the same when IhC delegation wlIhjMr. Mamocb came up to lid n) on ion about nvu Diouibs In ilif question of guirantccing ilie licmis, the province already obli- gated heavily. Tho ns.iumution of JIBIV responsibilities would Emjiair its crcd'l in regard to future. loans. There was not the sole question of ihc security of the Lonrts in Irrigation Jlitrlcls aa nssels; liierc Mas the ques- tion ol management after Hie scheme was put- ihrouglu A gooil deal of this depended on individual farm- ers. There ivas need in many cases I of an educative campaign in regard lo Irrigation in its practical uses. The vas the first to laho Ihe floor, urging he necessity'. or action without LMiniiam noinied out inanne r-rEgallan bonds stood in n different clay In'ccitlnE the woiccts lo railway In that ng. wt! ivant, lie said. Is IJic case of ceL Lblnga done. II will take, Irrigation increase in value. vcara- heforo the ditches art of the government ed, and [hero-was no time to thai viewpoint. It was iuipor Mr. llulhcrfbrd, of Turin, said action should, b'e every farmer. In Ills district, as the province might lose one. waE anxious lo things if innltP.rs" were delayed of Mac! tod, Rrproiiriotci by .other there was iira'clically -'a wliicli Athcrta In Kisj district' In fnvor '5lr- MothcnTcil had lirfgBUon. If (here ivcre If Allicrta'did not want ihc n tl (i> way ot'brlnsing Iho projects lead, Ihe? wanted to knoW .pf glad of il. 31 r. Raymond, tney wero. Tlie rnlues of dry St. .Ifary's In the district varied from "which coifld' ho. used for ?4D an acre, and the farmers waste. A in it substantial rise in these wns diverted by. the--MHh r when the lands wore irrigated. lo the United Slates. JLong, of South Maclcod. government (wilj lhat ho wns fi of 30 -vlth ihc s'lifveys, as hr In. Ill D district, and was more ihau could understand. (it r the There is nothing like Ltjx It is the only preparation of its kind, in the mailed.. It ao silks, fine linens, soft woollens, pretty chintz, and muslins, could Le washed again again', without the slightest injury. With Lux (here it no tubbing soap into iho delicate (breads, And then tubbing wringing lo'get il out Again- Lux wHinks into a rich, creamy lather wnicfi coasts rnlher than (orcca ihc clothes' lo be clean, II is n ical pleasure to anything (hat pure can- not harm, with Lux. It expresses hue cleanliness m rno's! delightful form. LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED. TORONTO ihe Cochraue ranch, where ihc farm- ers had got together for Irrigation. and Ihc Dominion government u'is blocking the way in tlie matter ol i'jSOOO fur necessary surveys. Mr. Lcffingkvcn could not see any lusllce in Hie surveys or the south- eastern irrls-atioii nrosiject fating lield up by Ihc Dominion government. He had sucli [ailh In irrlealion lhat lie was willing to up hia 1500-acrR farni nec-urily for the bonds neces- sary to finnnce ihc scheme. Hon. 'Archie McLean said it was useless for him to take up the lime oT the meeting in speaking of the benefits of irrigation. Everybody hnrw lhat lie strongly favored il. The provincial govurnmcnt hag not "pass- ed ihe- buck" because' It had Ihc buck, lo pass in regard (o the irri gallon There was no barrier placed Ihc projccls -bj" any mcmhcr of the provincial government; It "was" merely a question of Ihc responsibility. Tlioro vas a .o[ money involved in Ihc scheme for Ihc province to stand behind. The matter hart ,lo go before the' legisla- ture, and be believed-there would1 be considerable opposition 10 it from tlie north ol tlie province. Hon. It. Milchell In the mcetine said lhat he felt somc- vbai overlooked in iis name not be- ing mentioned ivJlli lliose ol Hon. McLean anil Messrs. Wool! and In not knowing ail about tie Lcnelils o( irrigation. Jlc fully sensed (he need of Irrigation from liis eiperleiice in soiilbcm Alberta, There were stumbling blocks lo the present enterprise as there, are In all .big tntcrpriseii. Tlte people of overnmcnt ivas HOI backing a public enterprise, but with all lhat it in- volved, to move warily. So far as the irrieatiou projects went, the Dominion Kovcnimenl had Ihc conlrol of tho water. More lhau lliis. for ihc present, at any rate, il had the natural resources ot the province, and was, ihcreforc, (tuanclnlly in a better posi- tion to carry out tlie project tban the provincial government. As to borrow- ing Ihe money from the Dominion Al a meeting niEht of the- re- j turned men of ihu I'dlh flattery.; hbrtdgc's first war unit, il was i ei) lu hold a reunion dinner on the] creulng ol June ICth in ttio Alberta j Grill bannuel room. About 20 vrcn prt-stnt at the and it liected 30 will the men liavc no funds as an organ i iiation a charge ol ft.oO per plate for tbe banquet will be made. Brig.- i Gen. Stcti-art, C.M.Cf., has been invi'.- cd as 'd guest of honor. I rist by Commiisiorier F. H. Peters ol the irrigation brjncn, who is in the city today after at- tending meeting at the Walcr- tan school on Friday evening. In addition to the projects of the farmers near who a tocal of the I. D. A. on Friday "JBhi saked lhat surveys be made M once, there is anolhtr project south of thai district where irrigation may be obtained before any of the otHcr new pro- jects gel gping. This project, about which nolh- >n0 h.is yet been written, lies be- Ivvecn the and Belly rivers, wilh its southern extrem- ity about 12 miles due west ot Cardbtcn, The proposal is lo take the water from the Belly river at trie southwest tip of the Blood Reserve and by carrying it north, oarts ot four townships can be in a ocsition by nent Spring t> proceed with the awarding of the contracts for the ditches, and water may be available within Uvo years. h ii thought that the irrigation of this tract be fairly cheap, and at no point is it more than 25 miles from tht rivtr, white it is possible lo water the land almost from tht intake on the Belly river, Mr. Peters has sent a report ot the proposition to Ottawa and some action in that direction is expected shortly. Much of the land to be served by nc'.v project is owntd by the Mormon Church, being part of the old Cochrane ranch. !t a bad policy, as It tied ihc provincial government, lo Ihc federal Placing the difficulties which the. provincial government were faced wilh in assuming Ihe Euarnnleclue of bond.5, -Mr. Mitchell came lo the cruz ol tlio whole situation when he pro- duced a letter froni. the" Hon. Arthur Melghcn to Premier' Stewarl ltint placed the province in a very embar- rassing position. That was en- dcavorin; to force the province Lo a policy ivhf.ch needed tbe most careful consideration, and as a consequence it had nol licen replied lo so far. The Ottawa government stated that it was prepared lo go on wilh the surveys and eifi-cise a supervision, provided tlie provincial government would guar- autce the bonds, There was in this letter not the slightest Intimation Unit the federal was prepared to lend Ihc province the necessary money. The- policy in the letter. If adopted, would mean Ihc cabinet engaging in one of Its biggest policies. It was a policy irhicli Lbe government could not assume without sanction from Ihe legislature. If H did It, might me MI R new government, but that did not BUaraniet the lad lhal a new govern- ment would be favorable towards irri- EBtlon. Thero were others lu the province like the people in the north who did not believe in Irrigation. These factors have lo he taken into con- sideration. ill, it ii thought. No tvrveys have yet been made, but 15 farmers from the. district motored la Macleod on Friday and held a conference with Com- missioner Peters. They said they wanted the surveys made imme- diately. Mr. Peters said he had no appropriation tor the work, whereupon they asked him how muth it would cost. They were told and it Is possible that if the. government does nol find the money shortly, the farmers themselves will engage an engi- neer to make the necessary sur- veys, fn which case the dtparl- 1 merit of the interior would be asked lo hav- supervision over Ihe work. Not only are these farmers de- termined to secure the surveys without delays, but they have al- ready signed the necessary peti- tions for the erection of the dis- trict. Into nn irrigation district under the Albetra IrrigatTon Dls. trEct Act, and these petitions art now in Edmonton awaiting action on the part of the government. that If Ihe surveye art com- pfeted this year the dlitrict may For Constipation Carter's Little Liver Pills will set you right over night. Purely Vegetable Will Require Gallons of Supply Uasc For Alberta _______ Orer scran hundred gal Ions nt well water will he Ppitlcd on the gronnil at foul Is before the new- Imperial Oil Hcservoir 30 It, high and SO ft, in diameter is Icstcil anij report- cil O. K. for holrflnff Eflsolinc. In fact j aibtr more than lhat quanlity of. will be wasted lictoro the poss- ible leaks In ihts steel nrc calhcrt and the reservoir made watertight. The Wnck steel cylinder on tlic Knoll lo ihc north of Coults is a ccm- splrnoin lanrimart but it Is more than an ornament for through It pass practically nil the gnsolinc sold In Al- licrla liy th'c fmpcrial Oil Company. The tank cars of Ilio Union Tanfi Line will return south from CoutU af- ter Ihclr contents liavc- hccn pumped into Uic reservoir on Ihc hill. From the rcserroir gravity, will mnko Ii rinitc cany (o fill Ilio gnBOlinc drums for Kinnll dealers iiiul HIP spbclal lank rar.i (o be usetl lo ilialrlhulo the gaso- line lo Ihc storage tanfca in various parts of (he province. Tlila w.'ll afru- plify llic levying of customs duly as Iho tanlv cai3 fran; the are un- loaded. II la expected lo lake Cfl days In fill the reservoir wilh water pumped tlirdttRli a 2jiKh line from a well 148 Jeep fliid forced through a C-inch plpo line 50ft fl. up to the lop of th6 rcsrryolr. If arc found or if ttif! u-cll rtocs not supply flic wafer rapidly enough it may lake longer ihftn CO deyj (o complete Ilic lest, When Ihc big suh la found to hn Itie ouilci wiii, opened nnd Hll'ltic galfons ol water will be j'.ov.rod 'nut on Ilia H been suggcslcd lb mlnulnrc Irrigation Evyslcm Im nnd Mils waste of water Im put In lirnl nac aflrr It -In no longer ficcdci lij Uic oil (omiiAny. of Fyorrhta. Four out of five people over forty have un- der forty nlw. Loosen ing teeth indi- cate Pyonhea, Bleeding gums, too. iofloTnea, bleeding' paras act as so many dcorn-ays for disuse germs lo enter the iafcclinc ihe Joints or causing uthcr ailments. Fprhan'spositively prevents Pypi-L rhearif used in lime and used con5ist-L cntly. As it hardens the guma the leeth become firmer. Brush your icclh Tvilh Forlinn's. It cleaps the Icclh 'them and clean. If giirnshrtnttigc has already set inp slart UEintForlian'a nnd consult idf n- tistimmcaiatclylorspcciaHTeatnicnti 20c end 60c lubes. All Drugpisls. James St., Monbul. FOR THE GUMS Switzerland Glorified The Garden of the Giants Peats that no moonlight to tarn tbcm into fairyland, snow caps tinted all day long with the stuff of dreams glaciers at the gates of your hotel, lakes like melted jewels in the Canadian Pacific Rockies Hiunt of wild in ihe Canadian Naiionti Truly "FUry Swiiaetlindj in One." 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