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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, -ALBEIVTA. TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1918 NUMBER 77 Eegislature As Committee o| Production Lays Plans for the Big Campaign ' ^ EACH DISTRICT TO HAVE AN EXPERT TO SUPERVISE PLAN f. Please Note Thi Hirald "Want Ad'! depart-mtnt la grawlng ao rapidly that it has bean found neeaaaary to aet apart another page for thia pur-pole, ftareaftar Page 3 will alao carry "Want Ada," so that theae llltia buaineaa gettera will be found on pages 2 and 3 front now on. Thia neeeaaltatea a rearrangement of the paper, and henceforth the sport page o^ill bo found on page 6, the poaftion (t accupiad four or five years affo. ALIENS IN IHEU.S. fSpcclnl lo the ller.iUr)' indmonton, Mar. 11.-Accurdliig to fho ticlienie for etfoctlng greater pro-(Iiicl|on preporcd 1>y the provlBJonal Kovcrnmont, and whicli" was laid be fore the loglslaiuro Monday ufternoon Hitting as the committee of agricul-tnro, the jirovincc wilt bo divided Into sixteen districts with practical and e.vperlenced men In chargo ot each, and with A. E. Meyer, superintendent oC the schools of agriculture, hlmsolf a practical lavnier. In complete control. Breaiting Most Important BroukTng, said the nilnlstor, was the iiiOBt Important aucstlon this year, and every aero of now ground broken was eQual to an acre and a.hnlf, and in tiome InstanccB two and ."thrco acres^. It. wna to sec that this breaking was cuVrled o\it that a great deal ot attention would he given. The dlstrlcta Into which the province would be divided were. District No. 1: Cardston; Pincher Creek, ftlaclood, Clnresholm. DiHtr>r,t No. 2: Little Bow, Leth-bridge,'Warner, Taber. District No. ;i; RodcUff, Medicine Hat. District No. 4: Okotoks, High River, N'antou. District No. 5: Cochrniie, ,Calgary, Glolchen, Bow Valley. District No. G: Hand Ulllu, Acadia, . District No. 7: Innlstnll, Olds, Dlds-^ t>ury. District No. 8: Stettler, Coronation. ,|D|sM,'-SedgewlcJc. Wain M-rlght.' Itlbstouc.- ';; .�"'v'?.";t'^,'r; � Dlntrldt NO.: 12: St, i'aul, Vennillon,' A'lo.vandra.  ' ' District No. .13: Beaver River, �\Vhiteford, VegreviUo. , District No. 14: Edmonton, Vlptorla, Hturgopn, Athabasca. District No. 15: , St. Albert, Stony Plain, Lac St. Anno, Kdson, Perablna. ^ District No. 16: Pcacd River, Grou avd. Value of Rye ' 111-. ^Marshall Impressed the import auco of ground being ready l^or the sov.-iug ot rye in the tall, and informed the hauso that before the w'ar was over rye would be second only to wheat. ; Wants a Board. � OeorgR lloadloy, loader ot the op position, while otlloring hearty support to whatever plan was decided upon advocated an advisory committee com posed of what he described as the big pien ot the province naming Dr Rutherford, ot the C. P. R, Land Resources Department; C. S. N'oble ot Nohleford;, L. Richardson, of Oalgary; W. J. Stark, ot Edmonton and others. '  Ho tliought such a Hpard would im press the people wlth,thp seriousness of the situation. But Mr. Marshall-in reply said that most ot the men nam f(i wcre^on the Board ot Agriculture of the province, and Cliat if It was do cid^d as In Sashatchewan to have a ca)npaigti of'meetings there services would be secured. However, ..what was required was jnot a board Blt,tlng In Edmonton or uny other such centre agid tlio minister, but men woult ... BIG MOVEMENT . OF TROOPS IN U. S. REACH ENGLAND Ottawa, Mar. 12.-Official announcs-ment la nmde tbrouKh the chief press censor's offica that the following trobph have safely arrived In England: Roytil Plyfng Corps pilots, Toronto; In fantry. British Columbia; Englnoerii, St. Johi)'s, Que.; ArtilleVy, Toronto; Forestry Idraft, Railway Construction troops, Hamllfon; Syblan troops.     � > * �  PROFITEERING IN SEEDS >   . Washington, Mar. 12.-Pfo-(iteerinv in seeds was charged by Secretary Houston and Food AilmlnlBtrator Hovvei- In a joint statement last nigitt whl�h said that prompt actlon.ln such cases would be. taken wbiBne'ver tspeoidc Intonnatlifii was suh-mltCiBd.", Mttiiy coniplalnt� of abnorjually high prices arc being received, , ^ ; # ,9.,'4>>4> 4> > 4> > 0> Washinglo.n, M�r.-12.-A movement of 96,000 drafted men to begin on March 15 and continue'for five days was ordered today by Provost Marshall General Crow-der. The order calls troops from every state In the union with ihe^ exception of Iowa and Minnesota'. It Indiidts men remaining from tt]e>flrst draft and those liable to oaljin "the secofjd. HOT FIGHT OVER ^ , .DRY LEGISLATION s. Edmonton, Mar. 12.-"We are not going to impose any general provincial Income tax this session. The patriotic tax act w.ill be the only measure of the kind that will be Introduced." This definite announcement of the Intentions of the governrpent was made by Hon. Wiifriti Garlepy this morning during the consideration of the Edmonton city charter amendment bill by the municipal law committee. Hon. C. W.. Cross said the matter had been under consideration by the government and the decision come to had been as Mr. Garlepy had stated. "Western Canada Ik e.xpftvicncing an immigration, mi5Vemi!nt the like ^of which she never wimcaHert before. In her hIstor.v,* 'aniil J. Bruce Walker, commlssiouer of immigration at Winnipeg, who spoilt !i couple ot hours in tlio city 'yesterday, on his way cast. Me has recently conipleted a trip Patriotic Tax , (Kpeclal lo the IlcraliO'' Edmonton,Mar. 3 2.-In the leg'isla-ture Monday afternoon the act to sup plenient the revenue ot the province by levying a tax at the rate ot one mill In each dollar ot the assesBcd value of all I'ateahle land In urban units and of from two to four cents per acre of rateable land in each rural unit was read a second time on the motion ot Hon. C. R. Mitchell, provincial treasurer. Tlib purpose ot the act is to recoup tlie general revenue by $800,000 wliieli the. province will coutrlbuto this year to the Patriotic fund. Tliere would be more money ralsod in this yray than would be absolutely necessary for (he purposes ot the patriotic fund. He did not know iiow much money the present bill would yipld, but they would require more money in the province In connec tlon with tlie return ot the soldier to civilian life, and In connection with other problems that would arise In connection with tho war. Criticizes Govt. A. F, Evtng, in urging that* the bill should U.ive careful consideration in committee criticized the government for not declaring that tiie money would be solely used for the purposes of the patriotic fund, Tho money would hot be earmarked as in Saskatchewan, and ha was alludluj; to Ontario when Mr. Jlitchell interrupted by the stdtement that In the preamble to tho Ontario act it was stated that the.revenues of tho province were being depleted by the war although the fact was tbat tho revenues had been Increased. Mr. Ewing contended that the earmarking was the essential thing and held that such a radical change In tho TO RECOMPENSE RYS. i system ot taxation In the province ' should bo carefully considered. The bin was then read a second time. On motion of Mr. Mitchell a bill was introduced, and r^ad a first/imo ad' justing the scale of tariff tor the sue cession duties, and providing -for tho exemption ot .soldiers' estates. through tJi^central and western states, so forth, and what' Ifo has seen in the way of immigration to Canada lias filled him with un^iounded i.'iithusiaHm. Not only li) numbers but in the duality of the settlers coming, this movement surpasses anything ever known. Tho class pi peoiile moving Into Western, Canada today, clriefly to southern Alberta and .soutliern .Saskatchewan, is 'a' class of mouled .\merican farmers, buying onlrlghl and getting It right lntb;-cro|)._ A Wonderful Record fn the i6nt weeks ending ]March 2nd"-said _Mr. Wajker, "the numbers ot settlers" coming' into western Canada was greater by over 200 than in the same Weeks of last year. During that periodrtho increase lii value of stock and aettler.'i' effects coming into the 'country was $800,000. This included'of course implements, and money brought in" the farmers' pockets. Immigrntion Is at least 100 per cent better.'than it was laftt y#ar." Tra'fnloadi of Effects Mr. Walker lias" wonderful stories to tell of those ne�- settlere coming . ^Albany; N.^Y., Majch 12.-After >S$iAiii%r:s(i{lrmishes In h�arfng� on liquor legislation,, wet and dry forces in'the asembly'today were formed for action with both .sides claiming an advantage. The Mc-Nab resolution to ratify the federal prohibit(yy' amendment, on the calendar as a special order for Tuesday, premised to furnish one of the most speetseular and hotly waged contests In the lower body of. the legislature for the season. .CLEArTnG HOUSE Washingten, March 12.-One of the first acts of the railroad administration .after the attainment of the pending railroad bill will be to create  financial accounting of clearing House to facilitate the government compensation of companies on tHe basis of t))e av-arag* annual, net income of the last three years, provided by the bills. ^ MANY OP THE UNFIT MEN CPMING BACK Ottawa, March If.-Between .now and June 1 nearly 20,000' returned soldiers will arrlv*'In Canada medically or physically unfit for active service. About 7,000 will arrive during the nek|t three or four wesks.  Londoij, M*r. la^The Chinese commander at Harbin, Manbhurla, hat warned tho leader of t^e Bol-shiviki forces in'Siberia that the invasion of Chinese ioi'pitdryvvlll be considered an set of war, according to Harbin ^Mviess under Saturday's date forwarded by Router's PeHIn corrsspbndent. FISHING FLEETS Newfoundland Fiahermen Use Old Wooden Vessels Foi" This Season in. "Last Saturday morning at North Portal." af)id Mr. Walker, "I saw 40 carioad:^ ot settlers' effects In one train entering Cifnada. Tliese people were from tlie .itale of Illinois and were going Into Alberta and Saskat-cliowan. "I'hlH tralnload brought in Implements, effects, cottle, hpgs, and DRY ON APRIL 1SI Manufacture Liqdor Proiiibited From That Date-Regulations Go Into Effect Huge Demand for Lapd Thi! demand for land has never been so tremendous. The C. P. K. Is aelliiig land, including ready made farms, throiigliout thcs west, clilefly in this part of Alberta, at the rate of .SO,COO acres per month. The Hudson's Bay Co. is selling land at the rate ot 40,000 acres per month, and have kept up that record F>ince August last. A great deal - of this land is being bought by men already in tlio couu try, but much of it has been sold to outsiders coming in. "The C. P. R. is getting $21 an acre for raw land, and it is being snatched up at a fast rate. "An evidence of the way tractors are being brought into tlie country is instanced by tlie fact that the Moline Co. brought in 13 carloads of tractors worth less than $1,400 each. In the week between JIarch 2nil and JNIareh 9th. "I never saw sucji s splendid class ot immigrants come into tlic country, ahd I never knew prospects tii be better for the country than they are today," said Mr, Walker, Ottawa, yiar. 11.-Canada-virtually goci dry on April 1 under regulations Issued tonight, tho manufacture of In toxicating liquors being prohibited from that date. It is provided, however, that "In case tlie sale ot intoxicating liquors of any class tor beverage purposes is pormitted in any province, this regiilo-tion shall not apply to tho manufacture of such Intoxicating liquors In sucli proviuoe until December .11 I'JIS.'' Tho latter iirovislon, In regard to 'manufacture, Is operative in two cases: Tlio manufacture ot beer In Quebec; manufacture ot native wines in Ontario. In both instances, manufacture Is to cease at the end ot the present year,  I British Guns DrQi^ Shells I^;Cambrai f-tf--' BarHn, Mar. 12.-Cambrai has baert!ft|Mnbarded by lengrange^Bri-tish guns, sccortfing ito todaly's army. heade(|Srt�rs reporCBeveral shells from British from British'artillery of the heaviest calibre fell In the town, the statement says. FRANCE CANT BUY ALL BACON Hon. ^Duncan Marshall Says France "Can't Furnish. Funds ' Necessary to Buy'Bacon Fluns Again Raid French Gap- " ital, But Raid Is a Fatal Failure For Them FOUR OF MACHINES ARE BROUGHT EK)WN BY DEFENDING FORCE Paris, March 12,-The Germans lost four airplanes' In )ast night's attacic on Paris. NIns squadrons tool the world vith complete soTarsvnty and Independence. Ottawa, Mar, 12.-A cl/cular Is boUiB sent to all members of parliament ai^ vising them that they will be .iworn in on Monday morning next at 9 o'clock. The swearing in will he done by Uie new olork, "AV.^B. Northrup, Assistant Clerk Baauclieshe, Sergeant-at-Arnis ^owle..and ^- H. Oisborno, parliamon London, Mar. ;l2.-r-Japan has not yet come to a decision regarding ^the dispatch of troops to Siberia, Premier Terauehl declared in replying to. a question In the houss of rsprssentstives according to s ReutopN dispatch fcom Shanghai, carrying Toklo advices under date of March 9. The government, ssid the prem-' ie, would take the utmost care and precaution in dealing .with "this momentSds situation." Another dispatch received from Toklo through tlie same channels says (hat Foreign Minister Botono, replying to a.question In tho diet, stated n* lequest that troops be sent to Siberia had been received from .Japan's allies. An oxohango ot Views, he said, was proceeding. The opposition leader favored the sendhig of troops, but exprosilbd the Bowie, am n. ijtsuorno, pariiamon- "� '-' --------^ tary The,two latter have been toa.of the in'osenco of Japanese ThSI-oalled In to assist In order to complete.! berfa might, driys.RiisBla toward Ger- the work of swearing In the members as spoedily as possible. BELIEVED HE WAS SENT FROM BRAZIL many, unless- tho greatest precautions woro'talton. Assassinate Higher Classes By Wholesale-Agricultural Commissioners Killed Stockholm, Mdr. 12.HThe Red, Guard contingents in Helsingtors are beoom ing more violent In their activities, ac cording to a dispatch to the Tldntngen from Vasa, Finland. "They are proceeding- In quite a de liberate manner," adds"-the dispatch, '.'choosing their victims from among tho intollQctual classbs, assassinating principally the clorgy.and land proprietors.- , All the 'agricultural, commls-sioners oxuopt one have, been killed. j New York, March '12-In Wsl-hslm Kor}hause, arrested hsre two weeks ago on i presidential warrant and confined yssterdsy In ths tombs as a dsngerous en- . smy sllen, psnding a ftnal disposi-t(en of his cass, fsderal officials .said todsy thsy bslisved they had found an agint ssnt to thia country from Brasll In 1814 by tha ^^Osrman govsrnment.^ .Tprit||h''lavepi-ment having decllnec^'(.0 Issue a^aate conduct for a German'p4ya(pisQtp accompany Count Vqn.vJji;sbi|rg onhls voyage iioiue.-tJie torejgmofflc^>if ven (leuyorlng to make/ atT^g9(ueiitia' to cities. ANOTHER CREDIT , V , FOR BRITAIhl ,*t3 WasUlngtno, Mareh 1?. ~;r Great 'Britain today was givOip another credit of 1200,00.0,0(^0; by the United States trsaiury: A credit of 115,000,000 was a). 4> 4 .so extended to the Cuban.goy  ernment to assist it in^ �ar 4>  preparations. Both loans'rwere of 5 per cent. . j.c, , aHuyuriuK > uiuku/. a^-iiimiyiui^tii^ - .lui 4> . , \>' have a �ei)t)-nl'phvaic|ap'''go vdth'hlW.i* * � * * t \ 715?75 1323 79598836 ;