Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
New Irrigation District Act is Full of Contentious Points For Legislature CANADA THREATENS TO DRAIN SCOTLAND "DRY" LONDON, Canadian of tha Dally Graphic that the way Scotland Is liksly td go dry by Canada dralnlna hw of A Increased area Is with barlty and the torrMawndant he In the hands wMtkey firm that ta to take mere whlakay than Scotland can Inatinai, baa Belting hundreds cf cases a one flrm'alene and the cry la 'Send us aaya ths corres- pondent. Acoordlnj to the wrreipondcnt, a Scottish distiller scoffed at Idea of prohibition In adding: "Prohibition In Canada la and we have a aplendld market thert for more than'we.can GOVERNMENT STUMPED ON "OWNER" DEFINITION 'Special to The HeraMl .March house spent all aflernoon gcliig through Hie new Irrigation District Act, section by j section, but only it small part of the bill -was cone' over, and it will be taken up again Thursday. The con- troveralal, definition of the word "owner" was allowed to stand over until the members get down to the section relating to the taking of votes in irrigation districts. In. connection with this definition, which reads: "Owner shall mean a registered owner of land, entitled lo a freehold estate- in possession there- General J. S. Stewart (opposi- Lathbridge, presented many statistics of. various irrigation districts in' tile south, showing that in many cases a majority of tho registered owners were non-residents. Ewlng It Right iA. K. Ewlng West Kd- also pointed out another dif- ficulty in connection with the section relative to -qualifications of voters, which simpl; Lcs that "tho per- Ulster Wins Under New Home Rule Bill Declares Sir Edward BELFAST, March Edward Carson, the Ulster Unionist leader, during the course of a speech yesterday, Mill that-if the present home rule bill passed, Ulster wvi They would be lucky, he added, in getting with- out a fight what they liad covenanted to fight for. If, the bill had included the whole of Ulster, said Sir they would have had to oppose It tooth and nail, then, if It were rejected, the 1914 act would come Into force and they would have a home rule parliament in Dublin. the address waa made at a meeting of .the Ultter Unionist cojncil which was attended by delegates from all parts the province. Sir Edward Carson presided. Lord Farnham offered a resolution to.the effect that the council would abide by the covenant and refuse to accept any form of government which did not Include the whole of the province of Ulster. It called on the parliamentary leaders lo take to tteu.re Its Inelutlo'n In the present home rule bill. The resolu- tion waa defeated. Lethbridge Irngationists Will Be Heard OP New Kill Now Before legislature. RECALL OJK TRUSTEES MAY BE ELIMINATED sons entitled to vote shall be the own- ers 'of land situated within the pro- posed district who are ot tho full age ot 21 years." .Mr. Etalng, as on Tuos dr.y, contended that "otiner" of lane is' the purchaser, whereas the "regfS' 'tefcd- the. vendor; -that'un dcr tho definition oi the owner, as :_a "rcgisUre'd by Ilie act, the actual not vote, be- cause- ho- was- not an owner, and ot the other- own er" cpuid-.not boiauBe-ho iras jiol lacVaitifal holder'6tVfrceTiold es -talc, and that; neither-could .le sign li petition, .'because before the; 'could alga'they iriust bo entitled to a vote. This lino of. completely Etumped tho ministers, and it.-wa; agreed to let the definition of tin term stand over until the section ii arrived at, and some effort "will b made to straighten out the difficult) The premier remarked that it mlgh be necessary to have two definition of the word. Whole Acreage Is Security In tho course of making explanation to the questions 'o[ various membori Premier. Stewart, said' that the ne' act provides for the assessment of. onl the actual acreage surveyed as irr gatahle land by the engineers but tha for the purpose of bonding the land, the unit is a quarter-section. That Is, If only 40 acres were irrlgahlo out of 160, tho assessment would bo against the -10, but tho whole 160 would be security for llio repayment of princi- pal and interest In the bunds. In the case ot tho Lethbridgo Northern pro- ject, the premier said tho acreage of irrigable acreage was nearer 80 acres to. tho quarter-section. Tho cost of irrigation per ncre was computed only upon tho actual Irrigable acreage. A Delicate Problem Thcro "was considerable discussion also on tho Question of carrying water a considerable' distance, say 50 miles, irrigate land beyond the sourca of supply, while land cltser to the source might also bo available, for irriga- tion, but the owners ot which were in- different to tlie idea. nrt said that tho Dominion govern mcnt, which conducts tho surveys, hat complete dnta on this problem but that it was ono in which the provincial gov- ernment desired to bo especially care- Vote Against Miners'Strike In Gt. Britain LONDON, March special trade union congress, in session here, voted over- whelmingly today against the strik? policy, and in favor of continued efforts by constitu- tional means to effect ilie nat- ionalization of mines. The vote against a general strike came after Secretary Hodges, of the minors' fed- eration, moved a resolution in favor of direct action to compel nationalization. He took this step in accordance with instructions issued bj the miners' federation yester- day. Adoplion of a resolution favoring political action in the form of intensive politico propaganda in preparation foi the genera! election. Members of House Reticent About Commenting on It Until Copies of Jellicoe's Report Have Been Western Farmers Members Inclined to Belief Navy Needed lo Protect Canadian Trade Liberals Consider Report Vindication of Policy. Oppose Home .-Rule DUBLIN, March, meeting at the Irish-Unionist Alliance, a reso- utlon -was passed- "re-affirming the determination ot the Southern Union- to oppose-home rule fcy every meals'In thefriower." Another- Mail Rebbery DUBLIN, March mill from Kllmsh.lo.Ennls 1713 hjjld up yesterday'by. armed masted 'men tie mail ia'mt. BELFAST, Srarch: Ulster Unionist council-decided yesterday In BLAME U.S. FOR DELAYS IN TREATY (SpfCial Herald) March lei-tloii providing for of members of boards of 'trustees in the new Ir- rigation District Act provoked some warm argument In .tho houEe Wednes- day -After Premier Stew- art had strong disap- proval of it. antf M. Davidson, (government) Jipjih. Calgary, had defended tho with equal fer- vor, the question-was allowed to aland over until somo of tho irrigationists are heard from on tho subject. j The gist, of'.tfte rocail section Is' that a petition lor the rei-all of any trustees may-be-placed in the hands j of the has held'office] for months. -The petition must be 'signed by 25 of the containing a. -statement of the' grounds upon which the recall1 isj sought, he by a bond, and j if found to.be'in (Trder a special elec-j tlon must be held within not less than; 35 or more than W days. i ________ Will Likely; Eliminate 6 section must be taken in cor.-j g-Hour Dav is nectlon with that which provides BTOIM of counties being controlled- byvtiiVtJUter parliament should the now-home .rule Dill bo enacted. The council declined to cept any responsibility in regard to tho lilt and, it Is uifdef stood, will make r.o attempts to, defeat IU High Personage! Suspteted LONDON, March' latest suspect held In Dublin Castle Is Lieut Commander Eraklne Chlldera, -whoat home was raided by soldiers Tuesday, according to tho Daily Mall's Dublin correspondent. Chllders 'Is a com- mander In the naval reserve and a EOTI ot tho, former chancellor of. tho ex chequer. LONDON, March for, the that are being ex- perienced in Mttlinff the Turkish problem was, (aid at the'door of the United Slates by Earl Curzon, the foreman secretary, in explain- ing the peace conference's negot. lationVto the home of lords to- day. "The difficulty In framing the treaty is largely due to ddayr and America is responsible for the de- Lord Curzon said, The- foreign secretary added that the peace" conference hoped that when the new states were let up In Asia Minor, however, that the United States "would help materially' In assisting the new Armenia." tho biennial-election oE trustees under' which it is oi the trustees to ht'ld oflico for s.s: rears. Premier IhRt the term was too long, if the same system of trustee5 lor Quebec Fuel Supply OTTAWA, March Can- adian two items of discussion in the corridors of par- liament this morning are the Gov- ernment caucus, wMch got under way at 10 o'clock, and the Jelllcoe report on Canada's naval require- ments. Opinion is somewhat divided In regard io the naval report, though many of the members re- fuse to comment on it in any way from the reading of press dispat- ches, saying they will wait for the full copy of the report. On the government side of the house, however, it is said that there Is by no means complete unanimity ac to what course should be fol- lowed. Several members from the west ace somewhat timorous as to any suggestion of discussing naval plans though they admit that'the past war has shown that Canada needs further protection' 6f her 'sen coast and shipping than she had in the past "The Liberal members are ed to claim that the report Is a vindication of their attitude dur- ing th-i famous naval debate of 1912-13. -They are waiting, _how- evsr, to what naval policy the government will bring down, AmongHlie farmers there is an attitude also of watchful waiting. Mr. Crerar refused to discuss the matter until he had read the report In full. There is a feelintj that though a certain section of the farmer voters may be against any heavy expenditures for either navat or militia programs, they realize that Canada has reached the stane in her development where she must guard her commerce, and the attitude of their representatives in parliament toward any naval, plans wiH prob- ably be guided by that feeling. The government's policy in re- gard to naval matters is still being kept a secret, but it is not- an- ticipated that when -the m'atter does come before the.house.there will be any repetition of the fam- ous controversy of 1912-13. OTTAWA, March suppjy and the eight-hour day ivere under ills- one, two and 'three vear terms''wore, necessity for the .recall 1 cusslon in the house this afternoon. H, .would- Hon.'.A. 0. iMcKay. Iw'as iho firal yrlvntc members' day of I Minister of Version- and following the .long! oppositlnn g f; h day, attendance A.. -F.wlng 'west Ed-l 'arose-on monton also expressed Mr, BUrnham of i'cteVborn. of tho recall idea, and It probably. (he day (discussions on will be eliminated from tho Act. which were when the house The Council c Veto I rose) there was difference of opinion. -'There was also, considerable.argu-. Bolh nurnham, aml Mr. raent over the proposal .to give Vancouver who seconded tho bill, pon'er lo'the appmntivB council when a of a. national eight-hour Kill havo flupervision of all irrigation boards -of trustees and irrigation works for the province. A number ot tho southern members thought thut these powers -were too autocratic and that there should he day subject only, In the words of the mover, to "the right express prlv- ata contract." The opposition to the motion came from Mr. Pr'oulx ot 1'rescott. Mr. Naval Prolfction For Both (Miadian Cpasts Is Otged by N.T. Macleod Is Honored Mover of Reply In. Ont. House Declares for Co-dpmtton Of All. Classes lul. Col. Nelson Spencer Hat, said that the federal engineers reserved the supply of water for the districts most available, and the moat suitable Irri- gation would glvo the. grcatcot returns, and thought, this particular problem might well uo left. In their hands. RUMANIANS TO MAKE PEACE WITH BOLSHEVIKI BUCHAREST, March negotiation's between Rumania and the Russian Bolshevik govv t TORONTO, March Tho moving and Eccomllns of the address In rcnly to the speech from the throne' and a demand from Hartley Dewart, Liberal leader, for tho appointment of a Lib- eral to the Ontario hydro commls slon, constituted the program rjf the ncteenth legislature of Ontario at Its first business session yesterday after oon. The reply to the speech from the throne-was moved by Ror. Edgar Wat son, U. F. and seconded by Wilson Crockett, Labor. '.Mr. Watson, in hlsj address, sonnd'ed; n. strong appeal alnat class leKlsU'tion, affirming his in- tonllon ot crofting to tho other aide ot tlio honse if the government at- tempted anything of this nature. "It iald "that this the day ot co-operation. We should to II that the ot the few at the expense of the many 13 not permitted to continue. I do not say (hat the farmers liaro not ucen In a position to tha mar- keting of their products. They' should liave more to say about Ihlt than they Have at present. But wo must clip the v.-lngs ot the-mldntemen who op- press both producers and consumers." Mr. Crockett, South Wentworth, dealt with the Ixibor platform In sec- onding- the reply. Hft_ opposed mili- tary (raining In Ontario schools and ultooated tho supplying 61 tett books to pupils ut coat, THIRD MEETING OF LEAGUE LOKDOX, llarch third meeting of tho council of the league ot nations will begin nl Paris on nex! Friday, it is annoinio.nil, At this meet- ing the commission to carry out in- vestigations into llusslan affairs'wit! be named. some appeal to a third party, possibly to.the Minister ot Public Works, in case of friction between the hoards of trustees r.nd the permanent ap- pointive council. The premier paid :ho only possibility of friction that he could'see was between the engineer employed by. the board and (ho en- gineer employed by the council. He thought the best way to avoid any such trouble was to have ono .of the boards possess drastic powers, and the reason such powers bad been given to the council. General Stewart said a Lethbridge i Proulx that eight-hour day would decrease production anil pro- farmer from getting the as- sistance he needed. Ho further cited tho objections' expressed by the Cath- olic labor unions Quebec to a gen- eral clght-hoiir day. The. dcbalo. was.adjourned by Mr, Msckio of, Edmonton. The question of fuel supply through- out Canada, will fully in the house of commons al an early date. delegation would h'o on hand Thurs- day morning, and on this ropresenta- tion the section was allowed to stand over until they nro heard. v GREEN GUARDS FIRE ON BRITISH WARSHIP LONDON, March Can- adian was stated In the house of commons today that the British warship Steadfast had been fired upon In the Black Sea by "Green guards" and struck by a sixty-pound shell. No details have yet been re- ceived of the casualties or the damage, v ADJOURN TILL SATURDAY mal adjournment of the trial of the strike leaders was made until Saturday morning ivhcn t Ulalrmoro as represented at this meeting go on record as against the .tlihtdo of any company Hi try lo 'orco tho workers to Blgn np with any organlZAtlon they did not wish to be issoolated with and that they should ho allowed (heir liberty in the matter; I Iho other resolution was that the-j miners of Blalrmoro stand behind the I minors of Bcllcvuo In this present trouble no agreement be :nado holwecii tho miners and tlic com. pnny unless tl Is clone joint com- mittee ot minors Innl Hlnirnioro and llellovue. The latter motion was presented by I'. M.'Christophers. Illnirmorc was closed down on Wednesday nml it is generally thought that it will stay closed until such time as an agreement can br> arrived at between the West Canadian Col would he at H very serious diSildvanl- i ag'c. They are also useful for trade i prelection. date. ]n jailing Iho ducs'Jou of C. U. Macdonald. of the Inlornalion-( minislratinn. the report roniK-ks that al Company, said. Cr.nnda produced r.t the Hrili.Oi iiilmiralty difficulty has SO per cent, of the world's' nickle. j occasionally arisen when llio minister The following officers fov tho com-! ai variance with (ho views of his ing year were- elected: navaj cyllfasucs uu tcclmlcal I'residcnt. 0. 10. S. Whitcside. gen. lioiiK. cral manager, Internntiotml Coat H-' "It is uioviiaKe that such dilftr- Coko Company, Coleuian, All ft. eiwes should and no legislation Western vice-presidents: prevent tiiif." says the admiral. Columbia, K. K. Campbell, mine super- i "In I'ue event tif liic niaticr being con- Infendent, Granby Kmolling Company, i sidercd ot vital importance, and Anyox, D.C.; Manitoba, W. J. Dick, fuel I their views bcinR disresarded, tho engineer, Coal Sellers, Limited, Win- j sea lords nicy resign. When matters nlp0g come (o such a pass, however. It ap- pears rteEirablr Ilia! the prime minis- ter should bo UKirle acquaint wllli all I'M facK 1" the case ot Canh'hi, whci-n a new navat organization .la inulev coitsiclcrj'.tion. it is suggested cnif-f of (ho naval sialf, I. in aucb be fc.1 in to the prainior n lent fif 'ha efiso as seen hy tho mviil mombera of the hoard.'' Ip'nlius Ihe report, Hon. C. C. in answer to a question. 1 stated thai due notice would be given 1 hj- tlio koverninenl before the Intro- I diiclioa of any legislation based.upon t tlio repott. The government, it known. made Its what that lleries and 0. U. ti (lip local unions of the LONOOM, Mcreh Can- adian the South Afri- can elections yesterday it is un- derstood that the Nationalists shirked the republican A forecast of the result shows the South African party 48 seals, the Unionists 3-f, the Nationalists 40, and Labor 12. The present posi- tion of the parties In the South African parliament fs: South Africans, 52; Unionists, 38; Nationalists 27! Labor, 5, and Independents, 6; vacant, two. FIX SPANISH RENTS. MADRID, March .minister of justice announced today that a law fixing rates for tho ronUl ot lb to be introduced la tho Cortes, litude it. will take In tho but at present there is no inkling of Itie1 j (Coming proposals. (JAPAN'S SIBERIAN COURSE WILL BE NON-INTERVENTION 'March Jap- anese imperial council has decided as Japan's fundamcnl.il policy toward Siberia, to pursue a course of non-in- tervention and to withdraw llio Jap- anese .expeditionary Siberia under General Xarlraoto Of, accotil ing, to.Tokto press statements cabled to the Shlmpo, a, Japanese newapipcr here.'