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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 17, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBllIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, P,TARCH 17, 1916 NUMBER 82 Hon. Stewart Shows How More is Done For Less Taxes Than in Any of the Other Provinces Press Ciallery, Edmonton, Mnrcli 16. ^Thart! was not even a ripple of ex-." ' By the terms of the bill to be introduced by the Do.minion gov. emmient will not as�ume responsibility for preventing the importation of liquor into a province which ha� adopted prohibitory law. It will simply' provide a measure by which that may be done provided the province has decided that It Is not legal for a man to import liquor Into the province in which he resides for his personal or household use, Re-eponsibllity for deciding that liquor shall not be Imported into the province will continue to rest with the legislature^ Under the provisions of the proposed act, heavy penalties will be Imposed upon dealers who allow liquor to be taken into any province which has decided against its Imiporta-tlon. Such dealers will be liable to penalties of $100 and $200 and Imprisonment for the first and second offences, and to Imprisonment for subsequent offences without the option of a fine. In a word, the government proposes to leave the sole responsibility for the enactment of prohibitory legislation with the province. RITICS GIVE GOVT. CLOSE SHAVE IN A HOIPIE Coalition Comes Near Defeat in Long Fight on Methods of Compulsion That are Being Adopted Important Amendments to the Law Demanded to Improve Women's Statuj 0 1 J IHREAIEN LIFE OF GOVERNOR SPRY OFUIA Mysterious Sign Received Ky Mail from LW.W.-Thousands of Letters Come Sir Tiiomas White Introduces Vote for ?75,000,00p Loan- ] Mistake in Estimates Loiulon. .March 17.-Tiie House of Common.s adjourned after 1 o'clock j this morninjf after a proti-acted de-; bate, nominally on the army estimates ' i)u( roally covering a wide range of , lo|ii(!K hK.'luding calling oilt married mt'n. It was announced that a conference 'will lie hold Saturday at the war offiCB between liigner military authorltiiis and recruiting commanders, when iiic wiiole reiiuirements of the navy in regard to men will be fully discuBsed and explained. It is stated that widespread agitation on the part of married men has already interfered somewhat with the war ofllce arrangements, but there is little doubt that the calling up of further groups of marrlfid men ha.s bePn only briiJAx, |)osli)onf years. There Is also a widespread feeling that the compulsion act should bi' extended to married men, as a considerable part ot the ill feeling among married men now being called is due to the fact that those who voluntarily enrolled under the Lord Derby plan must go into the army, while married men who declined tlie Invitation to enroll are allowed to continue in their civil, occupations. The feeling on this matter was reflected in the house on the vote for adjouniment. The government demanded an adjournment until Tucs-iday, but partisans of the married men urged a continuation of the session until the ciuestion of married, men was properly adjusted. The government got its wish but only after a division, which was carried by six voles. This is the most Herious division the coalition government has yet faced. Now lliat the wonteii oC Alberto liavH received the full franchise to vote and to hold public olfice, they are taking advantage of fnclr new status to press upon the provincial govt'rn-mcnt certain vital amendments which are necessary to the existing laws which will considerably Improve (he present legal status of women. A provincial laws committee of the Alberta Local Council of Women whose duty it will be to bring tliese matters to the attention of the provincial governments in time for iho legislation next session, is being organized by iMrs. O. C. Edwards, vice-president of Alberta of the National Council of Women and convenor of the committeo on laws for the belter pro-fectlAn of women and children of the National Council of Women. Mrs, Edwards addressed the local council of women yesterday afternoon and explained the aims of the that is being formed. it is the best meaais of bringing the needs ot the different associations of women throughout the province before tho legislature; there will be. no conflict- AS CAUS EXPECT ACIN GERMAN NAVY LY ing and U'e lnws iiuii amendments will be properly I'ramcd before being pros onled. It is bop"d to alllliiite all the small branches of wtmien's organizations with tne central local council of women. Tho proviiiciiil Women's Institute hoH already nlTlliated with the Local Pouncll iis a provincial body. Mrs. Kdwards, who is particularly well versed in theso particular laws having made a study of tliem for tht ^ last twenty years, and is the authoi i of a book on the legal status of Can- I udian women, published by the Nation- ] al Council, in an interview wltli the I Herald this morning told of the need i of educating the women ot tho prov- | ince with their full re.sponslbllities as ! voters, so that they would obtain the � laws neede�? ? �? ? '.' ious units since tho war began. C.P.R. HAS BIG COLONIZATION PLAN IN AID OF RETURNED SOLDIERS ALBERTA FOR SOLOIERS Amsterdam, March 17 (via London! i -Dispatches from Berlin say the first reading of the badget proposals in the Reichstag Joday, Dr. Carl Kolferrlch, secretary ol" the Imfierial treasury, stated that all financial operations-were being ct^nducted with a �view lo requirements of the war. The .budget contains no i y �'Jts for the pro-�secution of the war,"rt8'.;hoso granteil in last November aro sufficient foV some time to come. Dr. Hellferrlcli i added that tho budget showed . that the taxation ot war profits would cover deficiency in receipts. Premier Sifton to Introduce an Act for Relief of Volunteers and Reservists KHmonton, .March 16,-Premier Sif-i ton introduced a bill In the legislature today for tho relief ot volunteers, aitd reservists. Interpreted, this means a moratorium for soldiers to last niitil six months after the ending'of the war. Tho bill will follow the lines ot tho Saskatchewan legislation. With new battprtes authorized in Winnipeg, Regliuv and Vancouver wttliin the past, tjvo weekf, IvCthbrldge men are waiting for word that a third battery is to be enlisted here. With the ,... 107% July wheat ................. lOSi/ii May bats ................... AZi/s May �'�flax ................... 208% WEATHER High .................... Low'..;................. 'F,orec��t': Fair and mJId.- 58 19 vision niiist be made to properly lake care of thorn and colunize them in Huilable employment. "Tho problem is one ot such niag-nitudo that it must be faced and solved by tho Dominion government, but the provincial governments and the large Canadian corporations must also do their part. HoaUzing that theirs Is ni.uoh the bigger and desiring to lake its alinre of the burden of trying to soU'o this jiroblem and assist the men who have fought tlie battles ot tho Umpire, tho Canadian PaclHc railway has decided to establish in Western Canada colonies which for the moment we are balling returned vt'tei'iins'' colonies, where men who Viisli to go in for I'arming can obtain improve^ farms on terms whiob will ill time,enable them to become hind owners and create homes for themselves and families. The colonies will bo glveii dlBllnctlve names, probably with roUltary asBpclations, and will contain a Bufflolent number of families, in each to insure social, school and church facirittes; and' in' each case will Include a central instructive farm under a competent ftgrioulturlBl so that advice and instruction may bo .avnilablo.foi' Iho colonists. IlLlTiES BOARD TO u R ES ICdmomoii, .March 1(1,-Hon. C, R. MllchoU's new proposed measuro on-titled an act to regulate tlio sale ot siiares, bonds and other securities of Companies, is another step toward providing ulilities commission with work. Under this now act It shall bo unlawful for any person or persons, coriiorntlon or company, or agent, acting on his, their or its behalf, to sell or offer to sell, directly or Indlrectl.V, or attempt to sell in Alberta' any shares, stocks, bonds or other nqcui'I-ties oC any corporation ,or coraDfmy, syndicate or association ot pet'sons, incorporated or unincorporated, without first having obtained from the board of utilitleB comralssioiiB a corti-llcate that a license has been given the agent lo hoU. BURNS CO. TO BUILD NEW ABATTOIR: NCITY A deal has practically been closed for a site near North Lethbrldge on, which P. Burns and Co., tho leading; packers of the province, will build an abattoir to meet the needs of their growing business in Southern Alberta. Tills announcement was made today by Manager Shaw, ot the local branch; of the company. The dfial has progressed to auoU a point that the' company considered it sttto to make the announcement, ao if is likely that building operations,-will bo undertaken during the spring. Though the plant will likely be Bmnll' tor a beginning, there Is reason to hope that the company will event*; ually place Lethbrldge on: a par wltlv ; Calgar:^ and Kdmonton so far us ita ; packing business is concerned. The ' Bouth Is beginning to provide a grent:' deal of the livestock slangl^tored rliv'.' the province, and with tv, packing plant and stockyards hero would sooi\iJ: become a stock centre of Irapbirtaugw"  The P, Hurns Co, has juat; purol'f^ ^ od Nos. 1 and 2~ pens of the ' J3x*. i mental Farm beef cattle, � SPANISH COMMANDP Madrid; via Paris, Mavc:'-. Oenoral Vqlerlano: ^Voyjji ev-ln-chiot cf Spanish.t ly III, ! 3937 99 01 0 29 7087 ?27629 ;