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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME XHI. SIXTEEN PAGES LETHBRIDGR, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MARCH SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBBK 78 Ottawa Retailers Hear of Tenla- ilve Plan of Dominion to Revenue DECONTROL OF WHEAT TRADE FORECASTED WINNIPEG, March a preliminary toward de- control, shippers and exporters have been advised by the Canadian wheat board that they cau make their own ar- rangements wilh individual vessel agents for lake tonnage. The chartering committee will be dissolved and chartering agents will be allowed to charter to individual firms with- out reference to the board. ShalHrrigation Debentures Take Priority Over Existing Mortgages 'In Irrigation Districts In South? SUGGESTED SCHEME ROUNDLY DENOUNCED I OTTAWA, March Do- minion government's tentative proposal as a. revenue producing measure to impose a tax of half of one per cent, or even one per cent., on all sales by retail mer- chants throuanout Canary, was mooted at "the meeting of the branch Retail Mer- chants1 Association, last night. It .was said to be most unfavorably received. Members were outright in their denunciation of such a method of "increasing the cost of living" .is their trade was concerned, and said it would mean a big loss annually to them. Expression of opinion was to the effect that [f the government wants to raise additional revenue, the tax should be placed on the manufacturers. To Amend Industrial f Disputes Act During Present Session House Efforts Will Be Made to IfeMer.AVith Strike Troubles Deal General Election in to Continue Work On Irrigation OTTAWA. .March agri- I cultural laud fir- settlers likely to come lo Canada'for some years to come is now available, according to the annual report of the department of the interior tabled in the house ot i commons. Particularly in Northern I Alberta have the government survey-! i ors been active The amount of land j near to the raihyays is. however, fast diminishing. Returned; solditia have been well provided for in liie maUci- of i iblc land, large tracts being reserved for their use. There has been con- I sidc-r.ible activity by bona fide set-1 .Her! Hears Legislature Struggle With Knotty Problems Covering Financial Clauses of New Irrigation District Oppose Clause, in Government Bill Giving Bonds Government May Have to Buy Up Exist- ing Mortgages on Lethbriclge North- ern lo Clear up Controversy r's outside thesfe reserved areas, i (Special to The Herald) EDMONTON, March The somewhat unusual spectacle of the government strongly opposing a clause in the draft of one of its own bills, the Irrigation Dis- trict. Act, was presented in the house Thursday afternoon, when a heated debate took place over tKe question whether irrigation bonds should have priority as liens Irrigation projects. Gen. lluudlOy (op- position) Okotoks. and Gen. J. H. Stewart, I.cthbridge, while opposing the principle of tlie section which would, they hold, affect tho validity on land in an irrigation district responsibility, or guarantee the over mortgages held before the ivrixatioa bond itself. dfstrlcts was formed. Section 38 of the new bill provides for this, but it appears to have been put without trie government's con- >'ent, as Premier Chas. Stewart backed by his ministers strongly objected to it. On the other hand, Col.- Nelson Spencer (opposition) Medicine Hat, as strongly sup- ported the contention, 'declaring that Without giving the bonds such priority they would be un- saleable, and the bill might as well H dear after two hour, ot! the l-eil.bridEe Nortl.ern district: H Uritisli Shipping Increases Hales 60 Per Cent, on KoodsluPt From America ________ I HUITIS11 CONSUMER WILL HAV'R TO PAY i-ethbridge Delegation There j I'remier Stewart declared that this nii'mit "the government, might better t take over the whole proposition at the to which lie was not al- all i agreeable. A number of irrigation boosters from the southern part of tho j province were interested listeners, in j thj speaker's gallery, to tho debate, including Chairman T. Crofts (thy l.ethbriUge Northern Irrigation] 1 District; Supl. W. H, Fairfir'ld. ot the Dominion Demonstration Farm. Letti- briilge; S. J. Shepherd, solicitor for serious debate on the subject that this section involves tbo liiost vllal point ot tho bill, namely, just how much sup- i nort the government should give to go on .strike after; the. sitting "of a Ijnard ot concilintion.. but Before tbe finding have been delivered to tbe dls- for the formation of irrigation dis- jutting parties. The amendment is to tricts, elections of trustees, and. later I clause 57 of tho: on, tlio bonding of the districl. intr- that relations ot the disputing parties chasers of land under -agreements of muel remain unchanged during the sale-shall-have an cciiul vole with' proceedings beforo the board 'of con- registered owners of land, the house ciliation. The- amendmDnt provides agreed at a night session Thursday. lhat thcy ,mist not Hn. This is a compromise reaeliCd by the during tho sitting of the gurernniciX as a result of tlis confer- foard, but also until the' report lias once between Ihc delegation of irri- been in thoi hands ol tho clis- Kationists Irom the south anil the rain- nutln" parlies I ister of public works, A. 0. Me- strike Sectifon 3f' lie act Is amonded as tn e'vc the imnlster of labor )'owcr K> a hoard ot coii- "lla w" ll'a.1 a or locBout Is amon-lincnt pro- lhat ho m Bht apDomt a. board, of his own volition, a strike or lockout had occurred. The amend- ment gives him power to appoint such a board before any trouble had act- ually occurred, buPiJ It seems likely In occur. Another amendment provides for an allowance lo witnesses attending hearing of boards of UTO dollars a day, and actual and reasonable cost of living and travelling expenses. The old bill provided that this allowance Hon. J. It. Uoyle, outlined the voling scheme in tbe IIOUM Thursday niglit, aud after con-! siderabio discussion, led principally i by Gen. J. S. Slew-ail. U-thbrldge; t'ol. iXclsoit Spencer, Medicine Ilnl, j unit Gcu. lloadlcy) Okntoks, the gen- j cral framework of the scheme, was I agreed lo. The controversial subject I of whether irrigation bonds shall have prior rights over mortgages on J 'lands in Ihe districts was leit over until Friday. The Voting Rights Iho voling righls In Irri. gallon districts under the act will bo as follows: The right of the regislefctl owners 1o vote Is made clear without any doubt. The basis o( voting will bo two vo-tos Is ,1 rjiiarlcr-sccliou. which- is tbo land unit, Ihe votes going wllh the land. There will be Ihree definl- llons ot holders of_Iand in Irrigation registered owner who Is entitled, to a vote by vlrluG of bis i-cglalered title. of land by agreement of sale, whd are entitled to voto through their equity. of crown or C. P. 11. liyid which Is non-tajablc, and who will Imrc jio votes nnlll the C.I'.K. land falls into Ihe usual category through expiration of the twenty-year exemption, which vrlll occur now, in most cases, ih two years. ON 1'AOE SIX) SASKATCHEWAN VETS WANT MOKE RAILWAYS SOUTH LETII-WBYBURN PRINCE ALBERT, March convention of the Great War Association of SM- katchewan thli morning refused to take action on a motion from Moose Jaw asking Increased Canadian National Railway fjelll. ties toiilh of the Weyburn-Leth- bridge extension of the C. N, ft., but at a result of discussion on matters a committee of f ve was appointed to report today on railway problems for the prov- ince is a The Moose Jifw motion was not supported on at- cWt of lit local nature. A motion was carried asking the provincial government to provide free high' school tuition and books for children of veterans; The convention will conclude should be made according to the scale lor the time being In force In tho superior courts of the province where tbe hearing was being conducted. SPENT FOR PUBLIC WORKS IN 1918 OTTAWA, March Cana- dian report of tbo min- ister of public works for Ihe fiscal year ended March. 31, 1019, tabled lu Iho commons yesterday', showed a tolal expenditure ol of Which was charged lo war appro- priations. The expenditure on ordi- nary account was tl.SOfyOOO less lhaii (luring the previous year, and within Iho last Tour years expenditures hnd been decreased by In 1915 the expenditure reached the high- est mark of rnrcnno far the fiscal' year 191S-19 was an incrwuo of over tbe previous year. TWO WOMEN SMOTHERED I- VORT WILIJAM. Ont., Mar. Alex, Jlayes, aged OS, and n neighbor, 'Mrs. 1'eler Gromltn, aged 55, ircrc smoth- ercd to dcalh in a fire at the v llayos homo last night. When the women were carried out of the building It was found lhat nojtber, was severely burned. xThe fire was causad by the ex- plosion of an oil stove. The room In which the. exnlosion was badly scorched but Iho (Iro Imil gained no headway before it was extln- guishetl. Tliirlecn KillecUn Tprnado And Now Floods Threaten Much Damage for illslrlci: Hugh Mdntosh of Maclcou, and Peter Lund of XBW YOKK. March Kiclghl rates on foodstuffs sliipped to Englanv' on British have incrcayt'i1 thirty cents a hundred pounds, fron 45 to 75 cents. It was announced yesterday.. As the British ministr; of .food has three hundred iiiillloi pounds of hog products In warehouse; in tho United States, the Increase means that the English wil have to pay nwre- for their if they are shipped uuder the nev rates, according to RoUect Graham I'halruiiui of the ministry Were. The former rate of 45 cents a nun ilrctl pounds was fixed by; the Uritisi; ministry of shipping, anil shipment.- were made iu space requisitioned bj governtnent.r Mr. Grahnic said.' Now, however, shipments are or dered held until new rate it revised by the government and Mr. Urahani declared ho vould sail fin England this week to adjust It In con junction with other matters couceru Ing the ministry "of food. (Continued on page (our) BRANSON, Missouri, March 12. streams today 'added a further menace to life and prop- erty in Southwest Missouri, where yesterday a tornado killed nt least 13 persons, injured n number of others, and di_d huge property damage. s Every creek and river of .tljc Ozark Hills region today was re- ported either overflowing or run- ning the torrential rains that preceded and followed the tornado. Should ths rains continue, it was said, the danger from floods would become ser- ious. Chief concerrj_ apparently was felt over the situation ot Power- site, where a large hydro-electri- cal plant is located. The water at Powersite is held back by a .dam eighty feet high and six hundred feet wide. The river wiis reported rising rapidly. Springfield and a number of other southern Missouri towns and cities obtain their electricity supply from the Powersite plant. l.O.NDOX, Jlarcii -the house ot commons lust liight Sir Flamar Greenwood said j lhat the !goverhnieut'.hhd ii'u objection t lo admitting the Itussian co-operators' delegation into )5iigla.iid for trade, hut j that Utrtnoff.'on account of his record i here, swas-_forhidden to enter the country.' .-..The. house lifter much tliii'air force "Biatcs. j The silver colnagu bill vras read .11 third time and the veterinary sur- geons' bill, which seeks V> raiso'fluids j for Ihc Iloyal Veterinary.College, puss-1 ed its second reading. illr. Asqnitii has given notice lhat ho will move the rejection o[ tbe home j rule bill on the. second reading. I On motion of Lord Uryce, which was f later withdrawn, the house ot lords; debated the Turkish atrocities and I dnistic action was necessary ut Coil-; slantinople, according to views ev pressed by several sneakers. 25 p.c. Wage Increase, 8-Hour Day, Checkoff, For Goal Miners in U.S. Majority Report of Pres. Wilson's Commission Makes Will Make Minority Report Favoring Still Higher Wages. WASHINGTON, March twenty-five per cent, wage increase for bituminous coal miners is recommended in a majority report of the commission appointed by President Wilson to settle the coal strike. No change in working hours or conditions was recommended. John P. White, representing the miners, held out for ashigher wage increase, it was said, and will submit ,1 minority report. -The majority recommended that the check-off system, by which the operators collect from the miners union dues, be retained. Minnesota Town-Has a Sensat- Crowd Objects When Son is Cleared' URGES TAXATION TO QUELL P1UCB KISE ALKXAN'DKIA. Minn.. March' Guslav Xclson, son-in-law of Lrnilerl Stales Scnalor Kmtto Xclson, was ac- quitted before a justice of tlie peace here last night on ji charge of assault with a dangerous weapon in Cornice-. tlun with tbe death of .losenh j ton, a farmer, who was shot ycslcrday during a (inarrcl with Xolrion. Dur- ing the hearing last night a crowd of! LONDON, March testi- mony yesterday before the coininftlee. on taxation of war wealth, H. Hlackett. conlrnlior of finance lo the treasury advocated special taxation. lie said there was real necessity for large con- tributions to the reduction of the nat- ional debt anil urgent necessity tn cV. tain cash by taxation. For Ibis, it desirable, he .said, tn got rid ot what be termed tbe everlasting rise in prices. lie waul longer Ibis situation was left, tlie worse It would foil Ibu vklons system would con- I'remicr Stewart Tells of Trou- bles With Export Concerns Legislate Them Out News of Sudden Dcalh Received This of Town's Oldest Residents ani1 ;i vl'ilsn w'onicl come. (Si.i-olal to The .March was Mr- received this morning from Rochester tliu sudilcn <1 en Hi of -Mrs. II. i Appeals by authorities lo the crowd (to disperse'' failed. Someone suggest- led that 'Nelson be locked up for the TORONTO. Mnrcli H is thought) night anil the malttr discussed ugaiii here- that the probable- oulcomo of the lomorrow.- This was done and the report of tho Knlherfnrd ccimmisslon i crowd went home. Nelson met Middle- to the Dominion, parliament, in con- [ton yesterday anil an argument follow- ecllon'wllh horso racinft and bcttiusi0''' iluring a struBBlo Nelson's shot- will be u bill brought into parliament jR ilischargeil, the nhol this session by the government, llnill- j'MMdleton's body. Nelson claimed ing such racing with betting lo tracks! the shooting was accidental. TAX FRENCH BAfcHELORS owned and directed by tlie more pulable Canadian Jockey clubs. j owned by professional race track men, i 1'AlffH. March f.dnplcmenlnry Whether "f the-111111011 Htatos or Iho Incomes of hachelora has ada, may disappear. Also some dras-1 hecn approved by Ilio finance commit- lie disposal of tho profits of Iho bct-l'cc- of llio chnmficr of deputies. The j ling may mnko the (came less altrac-! ''iconic Ins bill provides a scale of' live. The number of days racing In Jjnsnlloii ot from six to forty per cent. each center will he reduced by lion of the meets and Iho number tf .-f .j Only 150 U. M. W. of A. Miners Arc Still lies on Patrol days in each inecl. IJOLSIfBVIKf BADLY DEFEATED JJY I'OJ.KStA VACCINATE WHEAT? f.'ngland, Jlar. WARSAW, March si off com-; mttnlcalfon Issued by tho Polish army] wheat "vaccinalcil" Jiguinst rust and olber trnvMesome diseases before they plant It, Tcsls by botanists of Cambridge Uni- versity are said lo have shown y the possibility of breeding In the section between Lake disease-proof plants ami Imrnun- nml Ihc Kvlnn After a Izing ivlicat, oats, barley Dud "The llolshevlkl. having ei great forces, attacked Wednesday 't UKMiEVHE. Marcb II.......Tlic' 11. miners o[ Jlellevnc are all out anil Ihero arc only some one hundred unrl i fifty men working. Tim company has j closed No. 2 mine and senl all Ib" i j men