Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUME XI. LETIII3RIDGE. ALBERTA, ITKSDAY, MARCH 12, 1918 NUMBER 77 CAMPAIGN. ALTA. Legislature As Committee of Production Lays Plans for the Big Campaign EACH DISTRICT TO HAVE AN EXPERT I TO SUPERVISE PLAN ' iSpucinl to the Mt-ralifi Kdmoiiton, Mm-. II.-According to the scheme tor ejecting greater production prepared by the provisional government, and which was laid before the legislature Monday afternoon nitting an the committee of agriculture, the province will be divided into sixteen districts* with practical and experienced men in charge of each, and with A. B. .Meyer, superintendent of the Bchools of agriculture, himself n practical I'mmer, in complete control. Breaking Most Important Breaking, said the minister, was the most important Question this year, and every acre of new ground broken was eriuul to an acre and a half, and in some instances two and /three acres. H was to see that this breaking was carried out that, a great deal of attention would be given. The districts into which Hie province would be divided were. District No. 1: Cardston. Pincher Creek. Maeleod. Ciaresholni. Distrlot No. 2: Mttle How. Let.h-liridge, Warner. Taber. District. No. Redcliff, Medicine J lat. District No. 4: Okotoks. High River, Nantou. District No. f>: Cochrane, Calgary, Cleichen, Row Valley. District No. Kdmonton, Mar. li:.-In the legislature Monday afternoon the act to supplement, (he revenue of the province by levying a tax at the rate of one mill in each dollar of the assessed value of all rateable 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 of Hon. ('. K. Mitchell, provincial treasurer. The purpose of the act is to recoup the general revenue by $800,000 which the province will contribute this year to the Patriotic fund. There would be more money raised in this way than would be absolutely necessary for the purposes of the patriotic fund. He did not know how much money the present bill would yield, but they would require more money in the province in connection with the return of the soldier to civilian life, and in connection with other problems that, would arise in connection with the war. Criticizes Govt. A. P. Ev iutr. in urging that the bill should li.tve careful consideration in committee criticized the government for not declaring that the money would be solely used for the purposes of the patriotic fund., Tho money would not be earmarked as in Saskatchewan, and he was alluding to Ontario when Mr. Mitchell interrupted by the statement that in the preamble to the Ontario act. it was stated that the.revenues of the province were being depleted by the war although the fact was that the revenues had been increased. Mr. Ewing contended that the earmarking was the essential thing and held that such a radical change in the system of taxation in the province should bo carefully considered. The bill was then read a second time. On motion of Mr. Mitchell a bill was introduced, and re"atl a first,time adjusting the scale of tariff for the succession duties, and providing for the exemption of soldiers' estates. ''Western Canada is experiencing an immigration mifvemeiit the like ^of which she never witnessed before, in her history,' 'said .). Bruce Walker, commissioner of immigration at Winnipeg, who spout ;i cuuplo of hours in the city yesterday, on his way cast. Me has recently completed a trip through the central and western states and what ho has seen in the way of immigration to Canada lias filled him with unbounded inImsiasm. Not only in numbers but in the finality of the settlers coming, this movement surpasses anything ever known. The class of people moving into Western Canada today, a supply ship or carte o carrier E TRACTORS �Regarding delivery of the Fordsou tractors through tho medium of the provincial government to the farmers of Alberta, Hon. Chas. A. Banning, in chnrge of the production campaign has wired W. A. Buchanan, M.F., as follows. Ho says first orders will be filled for farmers in time for spring plowing: "Re Fordaon tractors, can supply Alberta with five hundred if neaes-sary, but deliveries will not commence until April first at factory, hereafter rate of twenty-five par day. Tractors cannot all reach farmers in time fur spring plowing, but early orders will. Farmers should apply immediately to Provincial Department of Agriculture, Edmonton. CUas. A. Miiniiiiif " London, March 12>-All contracts with Norway have been annulled by the German central purchasing company from March 16, according to a Bergen dispatch to the Tidens Tegn of Christ'ania, as quoted in an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copephagen. 'The reason for this action, the dispatch says, is that the Norwegian agreement with America pro-. vldes for the exportation of only 43,000 tons of fish yearly to Germany. The company's office at Bergen has been closed. GRUESOME FIND NEAR HAMILTON Hamilton, March 12.-The beadles body of a man was found by workmen on the hillside near the Valley Inn, early this morning. Tho body-had ben stripped of clothing, with the exception of socks and some underwear. The police searched in Tain for the head. Coroner Hopkins who had opened an investigation, says It is a clear case of murder and that, the man was decapitated to hinder identification. It is likely the attorney general's department will be asked to investigate the case. NORTHRUP WILL SWEAR, IN MEMBERS Hon. Duncan Marshall Says France T^an't Furnish Funds Necessary lo Buy Bacon Anti-Boisheviki Leader Retires From Siberia-Situation Growing Desperate Calgary, March 12.-According to a dispatch from Edmonton, Hon. Duncan Marshall, minister of agriculture, speaking in the legislature last night made the statement that the reason the Dominion government Is not absolutely prohibiting the sale of bacon In Canada was because supplies of that commodity were- piling up in the Dominion due to the inability of France to provide funds to purchase them. Mr. Marshall asserted he had it on the authority of Hon. C. A. Dunning that France was willing to buy a hundred and forty million pounds of bacon but could not do so because Canada was unable to finance the transaction and the United States would not 'lend money to thia country because it was desirous of first disposing of its own bacon. Ottawa. Mar. 12.-A circular is being sent, (o all members of parliament advising them that they will be sworn in on Monday morning next at f/ o'clock. The swearing in will be done by the new clerk,'W.VB. Kortbrup, Assistant Clerk Benuchesne, Sergeant-at-Arms Bowie, ami P. II. Gisborne, parliamentary counsel. The,! w-o latter have been called in lo assist in order to complete the work of swearing in the members as speedily as possible. BELIEVED HE WAS SENT FROM BRAZIL JAPAN HAS NOT YET DECIDED PLAN London, Mar. 12.-Japan has not yet come to a decision regarding the dispatch of troops to Siberia, Premier Terauchi declared in replying to a question in the house of representatives according to a Reuter^ dispatch from Shanghai, carrying Tokio advices, under date of March 9. The government, said the premie, would take the utmost care and precaution in dealing with "this rnomentolls situation." Another dispatch received front Tokio through the same channels says that Foreign Minister Hotono, replying to a question in the diet, stated no, request, that troops be sent to Siberia had been received from Japan's allies. An exchange of views, he said, was proceeding. The opposition leader favored the fending of troops, but expressed Ihe fouyof the presence of Japanese Th Siberia might drive Russia, toward Germany unless the greatest precautions were taken. Harbin. Manchuria, Mar. 13�-General Semenoff. the anti-Rolshoviki leader in Siberia, has retreated info Manchuria before the advance of a superior Bolshevikl force,' according to advices from the border. The accuracy of the Bolsheviki fire during the fighting is taken to indicate the co-operation of former German prisoners. Gen. Semenoff brought his dead add wounded with him in his retirement. Nurses and supporting detachments are to leave Harbin tonight. General Semenoff's munitions are reported exhausted, as well as the funds at his disposal. Oflicials of the allies at Harbin declare that the situation In Siberia is growing worse. Jivery plan proposed for the amelioration of conditions meets with opposition or apathy, they say, while 50 per cent of the railway workers in Manchuria are now Bolshevikl in affiliation, whereas a, month ago the percentage was insignificant. Yesterday the workmen refused to move guns and trains to the aid of General Semenoff and were planning the destruction of the supply odtfit. Local Cossacks, however/ forced the movement of the relief trains. Reliable observers, according to reports received by the Associated Press correspondent have found that there is a widespread pro-German propaganda with speech-making by Bolshevik! orators, among the workmen, with never a word of a pro-ally nature. Distribute Wilson Speech The American consul at Harbin has distributed 15,000 copies of President Wilson's speeoii and a similar number have been scattered by the consul at Vladivostok. � All concerned agree that a moro effective allied propaganda is essential. London, Mar. 11.-German airplanes) raided Paris Monday night. The first-alami was given at 9:1.0 o'clock when seven squadrons of German airplanes were reported on their way to Paris. Bombs'were dropped at 10:15 o'clock. > * * > ANOTHER CREDIT FOR BRITAIN Washingtno, March 12. - Great Britain today was given another credit of $200,000,000 by the United States treasury. A credit of $15,000,000 was al-. so extended to the Cuban government to assist it in war preparations. Both loans were made at the new interest rate of S per cent. V V V V 'if � * * * ? t 24 9007 550404 B/3??