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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta �ipross-Benchers aitid ? Opposi-^  tion Say j^alrio^jc Tax Bill �  Will Be a Surprise MUSlaBE BORNE, T. SPEAKERS *      �  4> � O � REFUMO HEARING * '. (Special to The^Hoi-ald) E(lmoni6h,:.Mtt;'ch 12.-A loiig de-Vato mnrkipd the oniry ot tbe supple-hientary revehuo;' bill Into comniUtee ot tho whole li^ou^e at the sitting ot,the leglslofuro tiiestla^r alternoon, n�l Blthongh It looltottfto II the dlsuuBslon xt-ould reRull in thu committee being divided; the Expected "did uot happen, and progreas was reported. Tber)>ivDt.ol the discussion was the question of'a direct tax for general, fovonuo purposefe, the contention otj .Jtho critics "from both the, regular op-position bencl>es, and/tho crosa ben- -dies beinfe'tliat, wlillo It would be i|t '1 order to impos'^d direct lax for mit- ^ rlottp purpoies'-^ was more or IdM a deception trf imposb a direct tax for the patriotic fund, any part of which would be used for other than that ob-  On'the part'Of the government It was pointed-out. that^ Instead of the Doopltf" be.'n* deceived as to the object' of tho Teklalation,-' they were be-Ing'told without'even the least attempt at camouflage l^at the bill was being brought in to supplement the revenue that tho,major^ part of the . .sum woiildr go towards paying off the �llabllltycreated, liy the patriotic/fund, nnd that the, balance would go: Into tho general revenue of tho province. Whether, there would be a balance this Avear, over tho $800,000, iWas kd-lultted no definite Btatemefat could bio, m�dC-i The tax ;Wlgh't yi^ld.ihpj $1,200,000,11. should yl^ldy^f all collections'' were' made. Bnt the premier w�A nbt'ianjliulne it would: yield the SMoti^al, Mar. 13.-Two Liberal niembers of parliament, L. J. a�uthler, and Oscar,0(adu, who are cdinpalgnihgin behalf mayoralty, of' Montreal, taking ', po3Ulo wert under:tn(* Impreshior. this' fleet was t>ri)ift'bss,'the-French, r to;b6 iiatHotic tax; and: Wra-o five of tba diWcibIeii,�'6eiiis brought Three bYThem:Droppefl Bombs OiTHull-Raid Was of Utile Effiict / I^ondon, Alar. 12.-Hostile adrshlps attacked the Yorkshire codst tonight, according to' an-otftclal statement. The raid Is BtlH In progress. ^ ^ Three Zepp�lln% lMn ITALIAN OFFICIAL 'Rome, Mai-. 12,-Lively artillery ac-�] lions at various points along tho Italian front are reported In tho> official statement Issued by tho war office tonight. The text reads: - "Yosferday our artillery showed In-' creased activity against Ihe-one^y rear lines on/tho Tomeza plateau and at-jj^ago. Hostile battery positions on mm Lbndon Paper Says Japan's Own Inleresii Demand Her Immediate'Interfetence ENEMY'S INFLUENCE * MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRIUMPH IN EAST CONTRACTS TO CULTIVATE BIG AREAS OF LANtf" ,. , -- ,5. Ottawa, Mnr, 12.-it Is un- in connection wttu iilaiis being >  matured to provide for liicrens- ed production for thn HPason n( ���i9� London,'Mar..13.i;:-:Conocrning doubts expresswl.-ln i somo quarters on the subject-of Japaiiieso Intervention in_ 'Siberia,,the Dally Telegijyih sfiys that .lapan Is a Bfltl�h'ally of twelve years' tho left bank ot tho Plavc were engag- standing and during all that tliho she od with good effect. In the Astlco has, apart fromrthe aoiviceg rendered vajley and east of the Brenta ther^was lo the allied 6tfU80, In tho'course of lively enemy ai'tlUery fire. The usuaJi the war, shown herseU an houorabl? activity of our reconnal�sanco parties^ and trustworthy aajwclate. The paper and an exchange of rifle flro at somelcontinues:, * * places was reported. "Five enemy airplanes were shot down, one liy our own airmen, three by course, nppareill BrltisK aviators and tlie other byj map. Japan BRITISH. OFFICIAL London, Mar. 13.-"A party ot the enemy which approached our line dur Ing t^c night In the neighborhood of Lavacauerie was/driven off by our fire," the war office reports. '. "We carried out a successful raid north ot Lens and brought back prls-on'ers. South of Armenclereg; one our posts was raided by a strong party ot thij enemy, after a heavy bombardment. A few of our men are missing. "The enemy"8 artillery was active yesterday evening southwest of Gam- Tha other airships flew about aim- ',w''.,?r;."'^ coHnfry. dlslrlcts, drop- ,,...,.^ ,------^,.... ?i L� nn " then^proceeded bapn:, bral, opposite Loos and during the to sea. Ono woman died Of shock in consequence of thar raid. , The Germans hare suflfered such heavy losses, Jn Zeppelins- that they night, in (he Messlnes sector and neqr Passehendaele.". , lasfprevloUB Zepp�lln-raid on Pngladd was .on October>,ia(r?^917, "When thirty-four.- persons, wer^fi^jtllled and ' 5G was ________ ,___________,______ v^f^DllfaS^o^ccet^tatJIB emergeniixryill lals>tlon,';aier6''was 'oertainlya nilscoh-ceptlon IfU was to'Vo n dlrect'tar ' thr general' rovi^aue purposes. Mr. Mitchell believed: the public' mind. of. the cduqltry bad reached the Btago when the people were willJBg to pay additional taxation for the running of, thp government. There was no' doubt, in. the world that the;^were welcoming taxes of the kind for pat- ^ rlotlc purposes, and-^ho~ would go further and say that the^ people were disposed to be'ar the burdens that the war was Indirectly placing upon the province. � ; .  " Mr, Weir .wanted to know what war burdens >the revenues ot the province; were bearing, aitfl disputed the statement that tlie people were .In a receptive mood'towards direct taxation, for general reyenue^purposes. i , Mr.; Mitchell replied that tlie expen-, dlture oX,Mll:departp)entB bad increased ah d- that th^re would be li^g'e additions to aalaricg.-. ,.aeorge Hoadley said they were sj;m-' palhotlcitowai;d8,the provincial'^l^hlB efforts to get liici;ea>ed revenue, but not .towards the meth- > ods hJ -(^as trylng'to get it. He did not ^ellevoitho; people were rea'djfffor IncreaBed- takatjon;.. He-sUggostod that the UtW'of the.bllKah^tW.bQ changed nnl that'lt should ::bo explainer that It was to: rai^^Muouoy for the Patriotic Fund. ,�ljl that a direft tax (^liould,not be Intl-oduced in this way, : i\ni qonteridBd'>tliat the people werer not prepared for lb  iioK' J. H. 3oyle, said that no ret-. eronqe'-lwd been madQ to the fact that .lt;tbe'vr^ from this / tax fwere .'Vnotijs'ufflolent lha money ' wuuld'have lo,'^be taken out of general '��j�VBnue-.-v-1 '"^"'i^- � I � c '-^Hcoi\.A>,'q,iM�dKay, calling the,atv toritlon of the hpuae^to the lac't;that the ;xnemb9>' for:; Bast 'Eklnumton, i^iid: '. Idmselt-had proposed a" resolution d�-...tilarlnis 'that ,t\io;;-quaj|tlou'o(. the pat'r ylqttc tB))r; b !''jlie;.qii6sW(Jh at ,nre8ent''�nd necessary r protection of \threatohed, national interests. In a sit-uitlott iwlthout parallel and'In which the^'OTdlnary formula ot International actid'n'-are. meaningless,' the principal car�''o('aUled statesmanship as a whole :wlHbeV while allowing itself to be gtflded by the logic of erisnts-as they ai-iseV to divert whatever is done of 'any*, color or aggi-ess'lve or ann'exa-.tldnlBt Intentions." Wlnnlpfeg plant had thrown Into the thrsuVmirla�'*attempted to'uMThilfr Rra,^f �'''"^^^^^^ .�.".-�.� ^r. Thomapn: immediat�Ix\ adVlBed them- that hla otftim' was.>nonthe proper one to nttenn' to Buch'applications three^ahots^rom the bow of th�fd^ stroyer, however, the crew ot:thi�;aa^ marine began to appear on d^lc~?irit|> their hands above thelrlieads In'toKj _ -...... ---------------- en of Burreqder. Several'boats/i^weib and referred'tile Winnipeg people tdllowered and eight men of thVi'saW" the labor dep'artmvnt; ' � I marlne'cre-w wnr**-rpsriimi tii� W. E. O'Connor,^coit, of 11 vlng�com-mlasloiier of the lafaoi; departthent, on the.'othierjhand, claims tbtt he can do nothing more about ,tba>matter than any'^cltlssn dpaii^^frdni .establishing whetu^r or not tbe>�port of .this food wastage^was correct.'?. ' 'F^^in what Mr, O'Connor.says about the niatter,s It; seems that he' considers It one torthe fofd controller to doal with, ^ ^ .. (GOHnNVKD on Paoi 6) .ST.�AMEI^'SENDS ' r , / ; :A^ALL FOR H^LP At. AtjanUc^rt, March > J3.-The 'ijilesiner/Kerabjiw ot the Mcrchnpta  ,,�rid,Miners ^jn^e,^w^^U more than lOO ; 'l^saeD�evB9iUbeTn New Bn^-li^id Tiiis, were sent to her {la-, ,'8lita.i�'p^;'?,('^lie;po�s^ ^gnaj-ds are^rlg-tp', d .^^(^ohoi'ton'o^ 'I)) 'order to HOLD^VULOARIAN . '  Hamilton, Oni!', "March 13.- The police are holding, tiadrgeMarcoff, a Bulgarian as - at-tinatarlal - witness m the dase of the > murder^of fellow rcountryman whosoiheadless-body was found^on the.Uillsld^ear here, - marine crew were-rescued. The other members of the crew, thirteen In number were drowned. Near jBlacksod Bay, on the wist^riS coast of.Irelattd^ an armed .,patri�l steamer was,,victorious In a>fljhl with a, German submarine in> British coastal waters. ^ , , , bopanhas�n, arilHar'y^a'n nra hijrll/ii'thoH-� - � ,tha paait^en ^Impoaslkl*: that thay tt^va; donad. � * ' 4- :i\' ahan': tgtli^fi^SL'l?/ |�nai!�x*'y- . STEAMER ON ROCKS, TAKING OFF PEOPLE ' Nsw York, MarchJ3.-Thfe Bay - Slate Line steamship Georgia, - whfehy. left Providence, R. I., last night'with more than 200 persons on board, went on the rocks In Hell Gate channel. East River, early today. The steamer, according to police reports, lost,her rudder by striking one of the rocks. A'heavy fog prevailed. Police reserves with life saving equipment ar� assisting in landing the passengers at Astoria. CUT DOWN GRAIN FOB BREWERV NOW irBoIe OlilllM STRENGTHEN AERIAL DEFENCES U. S. COAST London,- March 13.-Criticisms pi the continued use of grain for brewing and malting was made in the hous�-of commons today by the. Right Hon. Leifchlld Jones and ethers.~' John Clynes, parlia-rAtnXary Secretary of the food control baard In reply, said that hav-Ing regard, among other, coneldera-ttone, for the food situation and opinion l in America, the government while maintaining a supply of beer' for heavy manual workers,- Intended to' reduce immediately the tonnage to be used for . brewing material. Only Thoge, ofc Superior Ratik , �: Were Allowed' to Have iC^�2^�::'C�iJin'�Beifths ' Toronto, Mar, 11- -- The military court ol Inquiry to investigate condi-,! tlons^ under which Invalided soldiers are transported homo totC^anada began its sittings yesterday afternoon, jjleut, John Qiulnney was the first witness heard, and his .evidence had not been concluded when the court adjourned. ' The proceedigs are.belng conducted in private, and Llout. -Qulnney's evidence w6s-not made public. It is understood, howeverj: that during the course ot the'hearliig he took occasion to make It clear that be does not place the blame foi' conditions upop military headquarteraJh Qttawa, as embarkation and cohd'uctlug staffs in, charge of returning men are under control ot Argyll itiouse, Cana^ign headquarters in London, which la under the jurisdiction ot the overseas mtnlatiy of militia. , , In this {Connection Lieut. Qulnncy said that'he had-been told by a conducting officer ,onvono of tho. transports that otders nad been received from Ottawainot to allow cabin bertha to any invalided, soldier below the rank of warrant officer. Lieut. Quin-noy hi^d said, at. the-time that ha did not believe, this statement, and his opinion had ^Ince been donflrmed by Maypr Church-/ ot .Toroijto, who � had shown^hlm correspondence with General Blggfvr, form6rly director-general of supply and transport, in Which-.Oou. Blggar had established the fact tU�t ho ht-I taken'the matter up with Ar-gyle House in an effort to have the system remedied, but without effect. Washington, March 13.-Active preparations for strengthening the aerial defenses the Atlantic seaboard were begun today by the war department with the appointment today of an army board to select sites along the Atlantic seaboard for aero squadrons and balloon companies. Major'-Norman W, Pecl Mulholland haa ^heen .active In all patriotic.endeavors and thal^hls appointment will hot only pleasB' th* citlsena among whom he lives,;-but.Wlll prova a valuablit addition to the aenate:, '; .H:\ ^'S'f-" But.' Rumania Finally Decided l-j.^to Espouse Clause of'the Allies vjJjUpndoh, March ,13,~Aceordlug to dlploiuntla documents^:; Austria and Qerihany; as.early its Aiigubt'Sl,. 1914, '""-"^-.hded- that .numania, should de- p0 on Uussla, guaranteeing her "'^^ -ttaok by Bulgaria, K�lnd,offer-Bessarabia- and'v tbQ Tlmdk German^llnes al^o. were,'cauBed^'w1i^ number of explosions w�re%eard.\'rii Ainferlcan troops onithoxTbii'-'^'---'' again raided.the GekmaiL^i, p,e99,tratlDK to tbe'8e�bna')i&e' soners -^eretoaptured, liut'a,^^ 'the ^wmy w�re i^liDlea r])y ^ Along the Chen�t& cBt jiJ--^*'^^-'^ .cww tof';�,":?;'.N'3'i;r!*'M'..^'.?^^^^^  , V-' r 'WA this Serglvia Sa.ronoff ...,gnfslan forelgi|imlnl8t�r), sug-^*ekft�fS�ibftt Kuraania should observe Si'B^iiievdjpfcht noutraUty- and -In' return Mi;erea^tliose portlou .of oAtjstro-Qer-^m^an territory witu-.^ Ruajmtan^^iopula' hiiloqs which she c�M�ld occupy when '^he'thought fit >' ' .^'l^lMlljr In^pecernhnv-llU th^ Ru-�Mil�r?r0mler BraftaKo .^ > � -"Mbroover^. aeriol � xalds I on tiiwns,^. Which are a-counterpart of the plUlejSS S'ubrharlne war and the attacks-agalflSt ; American rights, are thB,very explana> .. tlon of'the reason why America enter- '� ed:the war. W.e are sending our sol- ' dlors to Europe ;:� w6uNDEb;iiij':A(i!T:i(>N �-New York, Maritl3;i-Archib^ . BifR^pseveh, a son of Colbnql Ther; ; '^bdo^e Roosevelt, hM.beenr.Vwbun'd-.; �ed'.iri, action, withfthi;:; Apferliiah i'.i'forces' In.'^ Fran^a;^;; A.,:v.;fi'a.b!Mram;,. was' ^received- today atttlj>V'., . Ottiaw;^. Mar.: IS.t-Thelmportank pn. noupcemehtjwas -made he>p. today; by Hon. C,,C. Ballantyne, minister,of ,mar-^ Ine and*- the' naval service that lan arrangement 'which settles the .long I standings fisheries ' questions botween , tlie United States.and Owsada l;ki8 beeii " J reached.' It' will Totnain In force at | least during the war. ' - -'s.- ,*  '.j The'^^hew agreement, which If | garded as another 'evidence 6tho>v -^^4 lYlEASEHSWND ' \ ; i.'U ' s. * OttawifiiMantS.-Onfthe recom- , menddtlori^ at' Hon.>Arthur Melgh-en, minister �o/it l)^t�rlor,'a hew homestead regulatlpn, v has - been adopted >rovJdlng;|hat'In,the ease of an entcant for'ji^: homeateadjbe- / ing absent,�n.,mlllt�ry sarvlee and  unablevtocilltlvate-,.the land, he ' 'may lease It to.-other parties, The new regulation-which has-/^baan ' passed i^lthiavteW to increa'tlng �grlculturalipiroduetlen,:wlll 'a^plyi-to .antranU P8a�o4 in, th�. nayy^^ �� well as-tt!�:rJ!r�py'�nd hom��tt�dw�vJMMa�d: Jii,'>nV. * work dasmsd .by/ bg^ qf, national impojrlajiet.-t ThfJen-ing' of thfVij|ntrant haa died TWO MORE ASSISTANT ^ , 3E(VRETARIES ^ Washington,'Mar. 13,-iA. h'oti|iri;rthe.lambimt. flail nrnilima/l f-n mnJn^'t;.. U'�._p'ort3-dt4lie ibther.tT ' 'm tias as Canadian flshlhg^^essels worq- '.'/i; ;not permitted tcj: go ;dlrs(ptly; tWUgJ^if^iiF -fisljing groumla ttfijrnitbd StaiteJs �oiM�S nprijf^p; clear ?fromuBUbh>pbr�iiSbiok^tt|^Si jthe"high Boaa,..butUr&l;to\g6rbab!tlt^^ a;port:lri..Ca;iadn. ^  r \ ->.� . ^For:,y6firs,4plJ^erXsi)6^ts:xhlY^V^^^^ coraIng,6ver:^eai�ada'w4,fl8Klng:( gro^8;;Pr(^hlb^t(n^?aie:.^^^ :^h�t (couritry^t; Ipb^bra taketi^oK;5i ^ft;si.ppRstKd�i^ng?th;6;'blb flolnfe'awav' wlth?''iihb�iior ^'Bhiiroi 74 ;