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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta iVOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 191(5 NUMBER 81 MOR lY ON APPLES; WES BERALS ENTER SHEEPMEN MEET; DECIDE TO HAVE ALL WOOL GRADED; NEW OFFICERS Western Members Say it Means Greater Burden for the Consumers GOVT. IS IGNORING FARMERS' APPEALS OUiUYH, Mnvcll 15.-Two taillT cliun-t,CH in the buclgot reHohitloiiB, IncreaH-ed duty on apples and a duty of half Ji ceu per gallon on fuel oils, proved contontlous enough to cngagi; tlio al-lontlon of the House of Contmous throughout today's sitting. All western opposition members of the house objected to the inerease in the duty on apples. Sir Thomas White defended the changft as noeossary to the apple industry, and was supported by governnieut members from British Columbia and Ontario. It was nearly 10 o'cloek in the evening before the debate subsided and the discussion on tlie oil duly cotnnieneod. There was eoiislderablc eritleisni of Ibis ta.\. Sir Thomas said he expected it 'Would yield half a million dollars and %vould help the mining industry which liHs been lilt hard by the use of oil as fuel.- W. A. Buchanan, of Medicine llnl, ,said that Vancouver wholesale dealers had admitted in a recent statement that higher duty would mean bigger prices for apple producers. It had been stated that delegations had urged this matter upon the govorn-�luent for three or four years. Delegations from tlio prairie provinces had been asking for free wheal tor quite JIB long but )iad not been listened to. The minister of llnance claimed lhat he had dealt with the matter (from a national position. In case of wheal lils position iiud l)cen to the advantage of one industry, that of milling. In tUia case tlie one- industrjlV ponsldered .is , I hat of the aiiple growefs. Jlr. Buchanan waid lhat experiments made iu im' proving packing and bo.\lng of aji-plfes had led to a large increase in the 8 ' AIR RAID ON KRUPP WORKS Amsterdam, March Re- v ports have been received here ? of a Franco-British air raid ? upon Krupp's works at lessen, ? .Munich, Bavaria and Clad-'-:-bach, Austria.  ? ? : : ? > -> >  aveli 15,~Tho oleotlon of dlreotova of Die MancUes-ter cHambei" of coriimaroQ tpdav , re-su'lUfl'III the vetiiru of IS out of dii'ect'orB,\ w|ib ai'b dotlnltoly coramlL-tod to the policy ol no froo trade witli Uorinaiiy after the war or the ton illuatration farms located by the Dominion government last year, live in Saskatohewnn and live in Alberta, .lohu A. ileUlrum ot Magfath �made the best showing on his plots, Ills record being lie bushels of Martinis wheat and OD husUelfl of Banner oats lo the aero. ,iohu Flxter, super-inlondent of illuatration plots, gave IhB above information lo tlio Horahl during an Inlorviow yesterday, This record has been oarofully �checked and is absolutely correct, Tho average crops all over tho 10 plots linvo boen large; none of the tarmers In charge havo anything to he ashamed about, hut Mr. Meldriim h(iB something to be more than a lllllu proud of. Mr. Flxter la IravoUiug througliout Southern Alberta and So.utlioru Sus-Uatchowaii holdiiiH: meetings, explaining lo the I'urmei'a Just what'is the purpose of the plots, outhusliig iliuin, and liicldontally giving iv llttlo good advico as to tho proper, methods to follow for seeding this BpriilB;, Ho is holng aoconipnnied by JMv, Irwin who is now located liei'6 lo charge of tUe work. ' Purpose of .Farms � The iJurpoBo of lha lUuutratlou farniB as outlined by-Mi'. tor !� to carry the suqceHsful oxporiuieiUs ot the ICvjiorlniontal I'Virm's oiilto lliu farmer. The farmers in charge of tho plots carry on their oporations under rules laid down by the department. .\nother object is to try to keep down tho cost of proiluctiou lo the ordinary expenses incurred on tho avorago farm. Still another object is to ijitroduco .good seed grain llirougli-oHt tho west. Tho governnioiit recog-ni'/.es lhat this is a very iniportnut matter and the intention is to have the farmers In diargo of tho lUustva-llon plots soli the seed "to their ueigli-bors at a lair price. The seed iu tho (Irst place is supplied by the soveni-moiil, and is carefully tested. The iiilroductiou of dry land alfalfa raising is another object ot Hie campaign, it is pointed out that there Is a dearth of aociimalli'.ed alfaltu Weed iu the Uorulnlon, so farmers are being urged to raise alfalfa in rows for the seed. .It is also being raised oil the ivlots for fodder purposes, lu con-nootion wltK raising ulfalfa for seed Mr. Flxter says he is paying 06 cents a iiound lor good seed this spring, and a farmor ought to average 100 pounds of seed from an acre, OTTAWA DISMISSES GERMANS OtliiM'tt, Slarcli 15.-The waterworks committee of the city council tonight on the motion ot Aid, .lames Muir, decided to dismiss from the employ of the city all unnaturalized aliens of enemy nationality. The motion was carried by six to two. There are a number ot Germans employed by the city who have not been naturalized, one ot Uiem having been In the city for 20 years. MAY BE GENERAL STRIKE Ottawa, March 15.-Alplionse Ver-ville said that he wished to Inform the government that a big meeting was to be lield on Friday at Montreal In connection with the settlement at the Vickors .Maxim works. He said that it nothing was' done by tlie government to secure a settlement there might be an order for a general strike sent out after that meeting. Sir Robert Borden replied that Hon. Jlr. Crothers had given much alleii-tlon lo this matter, and had tried to bring about a settlement. London, March 16.-A Reuter dispatch from the Hook of Holland says that wireless messages have been received there stating that the large ' Dutch steamship Tubantia, outward bound from Amsterdam to the River Platte, has .been torpedoed and is in a sinking condition near Noordhlnder lightship. All passengers have . been taken off on boats, Americans on Board London, .March Ifi.-A wireless message from the Tubantia last niglil as given by Renter's correspondent at Ymuiden, Holland, says that tho steamer was torpedoed. Tho correspondent asserts there were jVmeri-cans on board. There were three Americans on board. They were Richard Schilling, an American consul; Emma Schilling and Carmen Schilling. Picking Up Survivors i.,oiidon, March Iti.-A later Heuler dispatcli from The Hague says the Dutch ministry ot marine has recetv-ed information that two of tlie T.u-liantia's boats with survivors have reached the Noordhinder lightship. Tho Dutch steamsliip Krakntau -n-hich is standing by, passed another Dutch steamer which liad mUny survivors on boartl. A Swedish steamer also is searching for survivors, ' Without Warning Loudon, March 111.-It is now'certain that the Tubantia was torpedoed without warning. , - Petrograd, .March 16.-The Russian troops In Persia are now so tar advanced toward the Mesopotamia frontier that they may be said to bo in virtual co-operation with the British at Kut-El-Amara, where Gen. Town-Nliend's forces have been besieged for several months, and the campaign against Bagdad has become two-foltl with the likelihood ot the Russians being as important a factor in the Jlesopotamla operations as their allies. Before the Russian penetration through the mountain passes of Ker-manshah region, it -was generally held liial the chief aim ot the Rus-sian operations on the extreme so.uth-ern front was effectively, and once for all, lo crush German influence and auihitious in Persia, and only the most visionary critics here conceived the possibility of Russia's successfully traversing the Persian mountain pro-vincei? and assuming an important role in .Mesopotamlau affairs. The latest news, however, ot the success of the Russians in working their wa.v tlirough the passes of the formidable range whicli acts as a natural boundary between Persia and Turkey, shows that the Russians are in a position to convert their potential threat against .Mesopotamia into a positive menace. STORWl BREWING EE N COMMITTED FOR TrilAL St. .lohn, N. B., March 15.-Daniel V. Canning, accused of the murder ot -Mr. and -Mrs. O'Brien, near Sussex, some weeks ago, was Tuesday commuted to stand trial at a session of court opening on .March^l in: Hampton. Expect Govt. Will be Severely Attacked When Reichstag Re-assembles Berlin, via London, JIarch 16.-A storm is developing over the issues in Germany's naval and foreign policy. Advocates of more energetic altitude, Inliuential parliamentary leaders, particularly of tho Consorvativtt party, artj endeavoring to force bolli in the Reichstag and the Pi-ussiau Diet, an open discuusiou ot the ali-uatlon. , , , Leaders who recently �were rc;snlud-ed by the Chancellor thrqugh the North German Gazette, that discus-Blon of quoBtlons ot foreign policy aud conduct ot milltar}' operations -were beyond their dompetenco, have since the publication ot this anupuncement relumed to the attack. It is expected that the session ot the Reichatag may - open a wny for discussion which has b^eu hari'^d .under political truce since the outbrealc ot wa�r. Chancellor Von Betlimann-IIollweg is exerting all his Influence to prevent the discussion taking a form whlcii would cross tho declared policy of Germany. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? MORGANS NEGOTIATE ? CANADIAN LOAN : New York, .Mar, Hi.-A group  of American bankers headed t\* J* *i* ^ ; Mayor Suggests a Referendum on the Matter of Water Supply it Is a better proposition than 50 husbel wheat crops, although the voa-son for the high price now ts, ui (lourae, the big demand and tUe vary small amount raised, (Co>'TiNUEU ox I'auu 3) ' MAKKEIS May wheat ................. 110% July wheat ................. llliA May oats ................... 43% ^;iTiar;are:'�x,................... zoay. 'wj:ather High...... .................. 48 Low;........................ 16 Forecast: Fi^lr and higher tern-poriiture. Mayor Hardie suggests lhat a referendum on the water supply tiuestlou might be a good thing. He has written the following letter to the ratepayers regarding tho matter: TO THK RA'I'KPAVIilRS: For the past lliroo years the tiues-tlon of purer water delivered to ihi; homes, etc., In Lothbrldgo has been a more or less burning question. The present epidemic ot typhoid fevor lias accentuated the nocessily for tho do-livery of purer- water. However, it must not bo thought-tliat a filtration plant entirely ellmlnatos the danger of typhoid fever more especially as long as towns west of us are dumping (heir untreated sewago into the water that must bo supplied to our people. A filtration plant �will, �without questiou, reduco the risk. Tho provincial auliiorltios have boon urging for filtration by Iho towns wost of us (in our water supply, but the fluanclnl stress of tho last several years apparently makes this impossible al this time, or in Ihe near future, Since those communities cannot tic their legal Share ot helping to keei thrt water supply frtjo from sewage the uuestlon Js, In our own interest, will it pay the cjty to go to the expense lhat will bo uQoossttvy to pro- loci our citizens as mucii as poasible from the evil effects of'polluted water'.' This, in our estlmatlou, can only be answered by our citizens as a community through the rotoreudum. it after the possibilities ot the city doing something, as set fortli hereafter, the people by letters to the papers, interviewing the comrriissionerR, and public meetings. Indicate that something should be done, tho commissioners in council, will bo, glad to order a referendum so that tho ratepayers may decide. At tlio present tiiuo tho city has on hand about two hundred thousand dollars In bouilH which were practically voted lo offset old debts, th� .spending of tho money tor which cannot bo clearly traced through the city books, owing to the Inadequoncy ot bookkeeping and the lack of care ill handling luonies prior to li)13, in 11114 tho commissioners bused their estimates on tlie records of 1913 and figuring on effQctlng conslderahlo economy, cut those down to what was considered tho irreducible mlnimuni; Dospito tlio supposed Irroduclblb inin-Imum. by keeping u careful analysis ot all estimates constantly'before om'-selves and practising .the most rigid economy, the commissioners wore alilo to save eighty thouaaml dollars. (CON'WNUED ok.'Paoe 3) DEP 1 YIROENOF AS ENLISTED B. 13. Rogers, deputy -warden of the. provincial gaol left today for Regimi whore he will enlist for overseas service. .Mr. Rogers has been connected with the institution ever since it was opened in July 1011, and has had mucU to do with tho organization and success ot the institution. The stall' gathered iu the reading room yesterday afternoon after the day's work was done to say good-byo to, a much respected offlner. Dr. RW- � er's voiced the sentiments of ail iiros-ent and said some very complimentary things of the departing olllcor, expressing gratitude tor his faithful ludus< trious work In Iho past and also for the motive that prompted him to re-" sign at present and offer himself for overseas service. In token ot the regard iu wWoh ho ! Is held by tliu staff, ho was presented { with a beautiful club bagt i a satet,v i razor and a gold wrist Watch; ault^bly.; engraved. Mr. Rogers made a'suit-', able and feeling reply IbanHlng all thoi men for standing by blm;bo loyally-lu:E tho past and especially for: tUe gttts| presented today. Some', of ,tUe . officers oxuressed appreclaUqftl-QMvl^" justice ami integrity ana vegrQt'i|�t^ii| departure, and all Braokeii:tog?tTi^v,'ft soothing cigar, anij bqW/ V,,'-': �J' 06 3000 1834 26 ;