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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1018 NUMBER 73 Woman Legislator Says Such Course Would Be in the Public Interest a FARM HELP FOR SPRING SEEDING IS COMING FROM STATES (.Special �o thn Herald) 13dmouton, Mar. H.-An announcement that, arrangements were being perfected for securing farm help from the Western States for the sprang seeding by Hon. Duncan Marshall, and nn intimation by Premier Stewart that Hon. Chaff. Dunning in charge of the Greater Food Production campaign, in western Canada would be in Edmonton on Thursday, and would address the house, were the two outstanding feat-, ureB of the resumed debate on the premiers' conference at Ottawa In the legislature Wednesday afternoon. No Complaints Mr. Swing1 continued the debate. Commenting on some criticism regard-tag the patriotic fund, said that he had never heard a slnglfi complaint in three years, and added that where there was trouble in a home the representatives of the fund .were always �welcomed because the dependent knew that be or she would hove sympathetic assistance. Coming to the question of land set tlement the member for West Edmonton said that in going into a scheme of this kind they should first of all know if there was any large demand because he could conceive of no greater tragedy than placing a man on the land who was not adapted for that mode of life. t was** unquestionable that a large percentage of the men would not go on the land. Can't Get Land Discussing the subject of the province having its natural resources he Said that they could not expect to retain1 the subsidy and get the public domain too, and he could not regard the question as one only between the Western prairie provinces, and the Dominion. If Alberta only got ten cents a ton cu the coal mined the province would be put on a substantial financial tootv Jng. Now was the time to nave the question sol tied, and he ho^etl the premier would press for its settlement in a practical way. In regard-4to the embargo on bond issues^ Mr. Ewing said the present was not it Ume to dispute over provincial rjghts. It was the duty of every citizen to support every measure that was taken for the successful prosecution cf the war. Should Seize Coal Mines Mrs. McKlnney;* calling the attention cf the house to the number of days worked in the coal mines, said that, the legislature should memorialize the Dominion'authoritles.urglng them immediately to take over the control of the mines in the province and that they should take control of transportation until after the .war to get the coal to the localities that needed it. ThlSiWOuld not be a despotic measure, He said, but legislation in the inter-felts of the people. They should have men in the country big enough to handle this problem. There was nothing to her mind that would so stimulate production as a belief that the dominion was seriously taking in hand some of the things the people v/ere looking to them for direction upon, , Continuing, Mrs. McKlnney said she thought that the removal of the tariff on farm machinery would have been discussed at the conference. Premier Stewart said that the western premiers brought it forward and they were promised consideration but nothing definite was done. Mrs. McKlnney said that a telegram should be sent to Ottawa insisting on the issuing of the order in council regarding the inter-provincial shipment of liquor. They wished, she declared, to see the promise that the traffic would be prohibited by April 1st put Into effect and the will of the people of Canada being put in operation. Hon. Mr. Marshall Hon. Duncan Marshall, discussing I lie question of the natural resources, did not think the western premiers would be unreasonable in their demands in relation to the eastern provinces they worny], be believed, adjust the matter satisfactorily, and he was very glad Premier Stewart had first brought the matter where it was going to be discussed in a practical manner, and was going to be settled. Ii � ii lis * � I _i t-sr-- i � . ----- - - ----lj-._ - . m <*?* O ? * ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? I Redmond Died With Irish Harmony Near BEAUTIFUL SUE FOR \ London. March 7.-The death of John Redmond at the moment at which (the convention is having its most momentous sessions, is considered in political circles to be almost a disaster. During the weeks which the Irish convention has been busy trying to find a'solution to the Irish coalition cabinet not because he had become less ardent a supporter of the allies' war aims but because he feared that to do so might injure Ireland and his parly. Since then, his illness and family bereavements,.-which included the death of his brother William at the head of his battalion in France, took problem, to which he gave his life. 1 him out of the public eye, except on Victoria, B.C., Mar. 7.-A local man, proud of the great record of Lieut. General Sir Arthur Currie, commander of the Canadian troops In France, has presented hlrn with a picturesque piece of acreage overlooking a beautiful nearby valley, with the idea that when his fighting days are over Sir Arthur may perhaps build a residence for himself on it or that perhaps his fellow citizens may do ft for him. BRITISH LOSSES WERE 18 MERCHANTMEN London, Mar. 6.-Eighteen British merchantmen war* sunk by mine or submarine in hut week, according to the admiralty report tonight. Of these, twelve were vessels of 1,000 tone or,over, six being under that tonnage. No fishing craft were sunk. WEATHER High Low 35 25 j bvn ......... 1 Forecast: Fair and mode rate ty cold. Mr. Redmond exercised a great moderating influence and if, as dispatches from Dublin say, there is again a prospect of agreemnt, he must be given a great measure of credit for this state of affairs. In fact, since he took over the leadership of the Irish Nationalists 6n the retirement of Parnejl, Redmond has been among those Irishmen who fought for a settlement of the home rule question by parliamentary means and when the act granting self-government finally became a law in 1914. it'was a great triumph for him and recognized throughout the world as was shown by the thousands of messages he received. The war prevented the act from being put into force and while this was a great disappointment to Mr. Redmond, he, nevertheless stood by the English government, or as he would have preferred to say, "the English democracy." His speech in the house of commons supporting the governments decision to enter the war he-cause ' of Invasion of Belgium by Germany greatly enhanced his reputation in England where he always has been popular and respected, and gained many converts for the cause which he championed. Declined Seat In Cabinet Mr. Redmond declined a seat in the occasions when Irish institutions required his attention. However, Mr. Redmond went to work harder than ever when the Irish convention was called and with the exception of the last few meetings, he was a regular attendant at the sessions and took a leading part in th� discussions despite the great pain be was .suffering.' Had Difficult osition r Other events in Ireland, such as the excesses of the STirn Fet tiers, did not lessen his worries, and  except for Premier Lloyd George,'there was no man in England who had a more difficult position to hold. But the Irish Nationalist leader had had the training which enabled him to succeed where others failed. He was the most experienced student of parliamentary procedure ami had the hotiae continuously for thirty seven, years. The Irish convention adjourned for two hours yesterday when it heard of Mr. Redmond's death. Later It passed a resolution of sorrow which aaifl: "Throughout the proceedings of the convention his wise counsel was an invaluable aid for our guidance. He regarded the work of the convention and its outcome as fraught with the most vital interests of the Irish people and the whole empire;". Political Parties Are Very Much Divided on Course in Siberia HUNS RESUME ADVANCE AUSTRIA THINKS A GENERAL PEACE NEAR London. March fi.-Whether Japan-* ese troops are to invade Siberia and. put down the disorder there, and also secure the great stores of all kinds that are in the harbor of Vladivostok, apparently has not yet been determine ed. In Japan the political parties are net unanimously in favor of Japanese intervention, the leader of the majority party in the diet, for instance, having declared that he and his follower* were opposed to the use of Japanese troops in the eastern part of the Rus* sian empire unless conditions there) grew worse and prove a menace tc| the status of the far east, Advance of Huns Resumed London, March V.-The German art-vance eastward into Tlussla stopped early Tuesday, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd dated Wednesday but was re* suined during the night on several sectors in order to allow the Germans to reach and consolidate the line be-tween Jamburg and Gdoff (east of Lake Peipus and south of Narva), It is reported in Petrograd that hanks have been re-opened, the property of land owners and other conditions approaching the old regime revived in towns occupied by the Germans. Congratulates Them Amsterdam, March 7.-Premier Von Seydler in announcing the signing of a preliminary peace treaty with Rumania in the Austrian lower house, said: "Permit me sincerely to congratulate the house that by the military and political cooperation of Austria* Hungary with her faithful allies, this fresh and important stage on the road to, a general peace has been reached." The statement was received with prolonged cheering. 14-Day Armistice Amsterdam, March 6.-The preliminary peace treaty signed Tuesday evening at Buff tea, according to a dispatch from Bucharest was signed by Foreign Secretary Von Kuehlmann for Germany, Foreign Secretary Czernin for. Austria-Hungary, M. Montschiloff, vice-president of the Sobranje, for Bulgaria; Talaat Pasha, the grand vizier for Turkey, and M. Cartentojana foi* Rumania. It was agreed that the armistice between Rumania and the central powers should run for fourteen days from midnight of March 5 with a period of three days for denunciation. Complete agrement was reached4 between the signatories than the final peace should be concluded within this period on the bafts of the preliminary treaty. Who Will Rule Rumania Amsterdam, March 7.-The dynasty question in Rumania Is an Internal one. This declaration was made by Baron Von Bern Bussche-Haddenhaus* en, under-secretary for foreign affairs, in the reichstag, in reply to observations by other speakers regarding the future of the Rumanian throne; It has been reported from several sources that. Prince William of Hohen-zollern brother of King Ferdinand of Rumania, was to succeed his brother on the Rumanian throne. The preliminary peace treaty between: Rumania and the central powers, however, makes no mention of any proposed change in the Rumanian dynasty. German View on Japan Amsterdam, Mar. 7.-A Berlin dispatch to the Kqelnische Volfcs Zeitung says: "The pretext that Japan desires to secure herself against a' German advance in Russia is absolutely ridiculous. This political event will either lead to an agreement between Germany and Russia against Japan or an understanding between Germany and Japan. Japanese settlement in ^eastern Asia clearly means the fundamental alteration of the entire world position, but which will not be to the disadvantage of the central powers." Ottawa, Mar. 6.-Canada may see a, proportion of this year's western grain crop shipped overseas by way of ,the Hudson's Bay route. This is the prospect opened up by the news from Manitoba brought by D. A. Ross, M.L.A.. of .Winnipeg today. Mr. Ross said that it was expected that the Hudson's Bay railway would be completed by the Dominion government within the next three months J. D. McArthur, the contractor, returned to Winnipeg from the north a few days ago, said Mr. Ross, and stated that only eighty miles of steel remained to be laid and the last bridge had just been completed. "In the future," said Mr. Ross, "there will be a big traffic from Great Britain to Japan and tho Far East by way of Hudson's Buy and Prince Rupert." S 1.1 ;