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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VULUMK XI. LKTHBRFDGE. ALBERTA. TUKSIMY, MARCH 5. IMS NUMBER 71 CONCRETE PLAN Alex Ross, M. P. P., Wants An Inventory So As to Properly Deal With Soldiers LEGISLATORS AGREE ALBERTA SHOULD LOOK AFTER OWN MEN PROMINENT CITIZEN OF MINNESOTA DEAD St. Paul, Minn., Mar. 5.-Lindon A. Smith, attorney general of Minnesota for the Inst five yearn, formerly lieutenant governor and for more then 20 years a prominent figure in state politics, died shortly after midnight this morning at his home here, as the- result, of a stroke of apoplexy suffered Monday night from which he never fully regained consciousness. He was 63 years old. A widow and one daughter survive. (Special To The Herald) Eduaonlnu. March 4.-Criticism of the Dominion government for having neither put forward any definite -proposal wlttj regard .to preparedness for lhe returning soldiers after ilemoMl-lxation. nor with regard to greater production, featured the debate in the legislature, of Alberta Monday after noon, when the discussion win resumed on the premier's conference with j the federal cabinet at Ottawa. It was urged that (to matter what the Dominion authorities did the provincial government should go ahead and make arrangements for dealing with the men who had left. Alberta, and the members admitted tliey had been Riven a lead in thin direction by the statement Premier Stewart, had made at Ottawa, that the province was prepared to take care at once of those who would he returning, and that there was no necessity for demolrliza-lion to he retarded so far at least as Alberta was concerned. The. members who addressed the house were Major J. K. Lowcry, Alexandra; Lieut. Frank Walker, Victoria; Major It. B. Katon, Hand Hills; James Flamsey, Fast. Edmonton; II. is. Atkins, Didsbury; ami Alexander Ross, Calgary Centre. Labor Member's Proposal The only concrete proposals to what should be done in the province came from Mr. Ross who. referring to the work of the disabled soldiers' board, suggested its enlargement to a com-mission that should prepare a plan for the .development of the natural resources of the province, and the taking of an inventory of what public works "it should be prepared to do. Major Lowery, regaining the debate.! while admitting that, all matters ,per-' (Mining to the returned 3oldiers,'wrti primarily for the Dominion government, urged that something should be done by Afnarta. itself in the way at-being prepared for the men who would lie returning after the war. - One of ibo. things he urged .was an employ-men!, bureau which should be largely but not. wholly administered by returned soldiers. .Urges Fixed Wheat.Price He urged that some price should be fried for wheat for a period the same as in Britain. On the alien question, he asked were they still going to allov,' i he people of Central Europe to come into Canada, aud asserted that there was no need for economy as to public vorks now in Alberta. The people ware mirklng more than ever, and could pay increased taxes if it wore necessary. But they might reduce expenditure on administration, and on unnecessary public buildings. Lieut. Walker declared that the people of Alberta did not. know what the war was and it. Bhould bo the Dusiness of the Legislature to got them more . heart and soul in touch with the great, conflict. What Soldiers Went Speaking of what the Great War Veterans wonted he said their program was legislation that would be in the Interests of \.\xe country. They only asked for simple justice frour� the members on both sides of the house. The member for Victoria .taid that what the soldiers wanted tva� to get back to civilian life as early as possible. Preojior Stewart said he had told Sir Robert Borden thnt Alberta was prepared to take carp of its own T AND HOOK, ALSO LABOR LEADER ALLIES AGREE TO JAP INTERVENTION Henderson Begins His Election j Campaign by Important Ap- � peal on War Issues Washington, Mjn-h .'..-The roiled States now j-; in nill agreement, with. Japan, lln-at Britain and the. oUier rn-beiligercnts on The principle of net inn in .Siberia but. the details r";n;i!n i� lie worked out. This.became known today as the cabinet ;�"' with I "resident Wilson to discus- i'mc subject. All Allies Agreed .London. .Mar. .'>.- Th>- Kvening News ways the uneation �:nitnitously Versailles conformt c " Lord Lansclowti' notes that the German chancellor ''egardod the speech made by Viscount Milner on February 21 as more conciliatory man that made recently by Walter Rnnotman, former president, of the board of trade, and Lansdowne  seems iiy implication, to agree with Count Vhi llertling. Four points in Yon Hertling's speech were selected hy Lansdowne for comment. First is tiie chancellor's wish for an intimate minting of the belligerents. Lord Ijansdowne interprets this to mean a small informal meeting not that the war can be ended by a deeds-i0r plenipotentiaries, but of persons au lve triumph. It might end by a process! tborlzed to confer confidentially the of exhaustion and that meant a con-. possibilities of a more forma! confer-tinitance of war with all its horrors ! ence .He refers approvingly to the op-wlth the destruction of human life j in|0n of Foreign Secretary Balfour that and material until one or both sets of j ;t would be unwise to begin negotia-bnlligeronis made continuation initios- tjons unless some preliminary a.gree-sible. Such a. termination would be a I meiu exists and asks how such a pre-riisaster of the. first magnitude to | Unilnanv agreement is to lie reached mankind. There remains, he said, a , wiet joyfully ; and co-oparatH gladly with a.n iinpar- j (ial court of international arbitration. I Lord Lansdowne says this statement | may be welcomed,.ami recalls that Mr. | Balfour made a similar utterance. i The fourth point, is Yon llertling s * intimation that Germany does not ( I Walla Walla Farmer Invests in Two Thousand Acres South of Raymond There never has been any doubt that Southern Alberta would attract, large numbers of settlers this yea.' and this is already being borne out by blg sales of laud in various parts. The largest sale reported for some lime lias just, been closed by the Pilliiif,' t think of retaining Belgium, together! jjatI,| ther by a special Income tax or by a^pcll tax. among those on the police force of Montreal, according to an interpellation made by Controller Villeneuve to the board of control this morning. Today's interpellation follows others made on February 22 aud 26, in the latter of which Mr. Villeneuve particularly asked for Chief Campeau's resignation. In it. he stated that a constable had stolen automobile tires from the city-ami was still in the city's employ and this he repeats today. The same holds true for tho constable reported as being a frequenter of a disorderly houtje. erian ^ne. Railway officials say that at present conditions in Siberia will make it impossible for them to do much without tho support of armed forces except on. the Chinese eastern railway, which is the section between Chita and Vladivostok. NOVA .SCOTIA DECIDES TO BORROW A MILLION WAS FATHER OF A FAMOUS SCULLER Toronto, Mar. 5,-The death occurred yesterday of John FrRncis Scholes. one of Toronto's oldest and best known sportsmen. He was 73 years old. Mr.' Scholes Ijad been sufferi.tfl for the last three months with a slight stomach ailment but his death was due to an attack of apoplexy with which he was stricken on Sunday. He was the father of Low Scholes, the famous sculler. Rumanians Agree to Armistice Halifax, March 5.-A bill was in-j troduced in the legislature yesterday | giving authority to the government a9 borrow $1,000,000. The purpose of the loan is set forth as intended for -the payment of any,, existing obligations of tho province; the payment of any debentures of the province when the same become due payable, and payment chargeable to the capital account that may be authorized by the legislature. Tho maturing debentures this yraar amount to $170,000 and the existing obligations $200,000. This leaves $630,000 available for expenditure tin capital account. Last year $365,000 was expended ou capital account. The maturing debentures which were of various amounts, bora interest at four and 4 1-2 per cent. WEATHER High ......... ......... Low .................... Forecast: F?!r and cold. Berlin, via London, Mar. 4.- "The Rumanians have accepted our armistice conditions," says a German official statement issued today. Advancing on Petrograd London, Mar. U. - Narva, ion miles southwest, of Petrograd. has been captured by the Germans and the enemy is reported to be eon- -tinning his advance on Petrograd, according to an Rxrbange Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd dated Mondati. Terminate State of War Amsterdam, Mar. 1. - The peace trour.y signed between the four central powers and Russia, according to a dispatch received here from Berlin, says the powers mentioned "have agreed to terminate tile statu of war and bring about peace a* quickly as j possible, and that, therefore, the pleni-potenl Ini'ies signed the .article. Restoring Order in Ukraine Vienna, Mar. jj.- Operations of the Austro-Hungarlan forces for restoring order and security in the I'kraine, says an official statement issued by 1 ht-Austiriun war office, are taking their course. WOMEN GET A LIFE INTEREST WiniriDeK. March 5.-The furiu women of Manitoba are to have a life interest in their husbands holdings to the extent of 320 acres and the city t woman to the extent of the home site, including up to six lots. This was the decision of the Jaw amendments committee today after a close vote. * 01139614 61606725 ;