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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK XII. ALBEHTA. MAUCli 19111 NUMMiU S3 CANADA, WILL SPEND DURING THE COMING YEAR For Current Account To be 350 Million HON- H. H. ASQUITH MAY HEAD LEAGUE NATIONS I I f I OTTAWA, Marti] utaiii es- jliiiiatps for liic fiscal year winch coiu- on April I weru tallied in tho Prcmicr SvmpatheLic lowavcls Imgation Proposals of South hl3 M i in a j over t Negotiating With t Accept Loan from Pominiou to Finance Look Into of Rights Presented. HaiLways and vutcs ablc to hicoine total over WOO. This sum includes i: not cxcecd- I commons today Sir Thoains ing ruyiujk1 on demand nt.al cxpiuiuituro ue-j Imlf-yeariy ai an increase i the raKr of 0 nor ti-uv to be iitcd lu he cxnpndiluiVi of UIL'J meet L'xiieuditures madf or Indtbted- ycur which is jusl closing The largest] ness incurred in paying interest on (the without standing above described. (Sgd.) MKICiHHX. 'Mim'sUr of the Interior.' "If, ihou, IU.RT on the province solid should find more ouitatilo means of j financing, that choice; could IJB. niaJc, t Very 'nrgf> expenditures "On (lie cider hanil. if the proposal EDMONTON, March members of the Irrigation Develop- menl Association mst the premier and the executive council Monday evening and presented a "bill of already putwishiid, also clause Ho, 13, which says; "Tlin chairman, two vice-chairmen'of the Dominion government'is now anil two members of the executive of i rejecteU. our fanners would feel Unit (be Irriga'.ion_. Development Jisf.ocia-Jan excellent opportunity for '.savins Hon. who present ihis memorandum, j for thcih bail been passed by." tlLOse'-funlicr obecTvatfons: Premier Stewart's Reply On Tuesday.the delegation the premier's written reply, reading: veference to my meeting with your committee and the presented regarding your irrigation Increase is in public works, wliich be largely in c-ouncetioa ".viui har'oor improvement. The MUSH tj Ije expeiiik-d on such i works was nil ol which under- will liu churgoa'jle to capital account. Of i ho jiroji'jFul expenditure, will be diirscahlc lo capi- tal account and so con- es! revenue account. Railway Exp-nditure "That1 it would appear io he oppor- tuno lu c.uEu al vvTHi -ilic nro- poeal of the Dominion government (hat ibe Hon. Mr. Mclghcn has said would We considered. In bis telegram of Alftrch copy of which was sent la Premier Stewart, fie says: ready (OT undertake surveys tor referred to provid- orf It-rorincfiil government clear that ou is provincial or locnl and not. we affording appropriate engineering supervision. If province in discharge of such responsibility purchase districts .bonds and tfesires Dominian loan against same, will be considered. Cannot undertake er- an-r to be made hi ways. The amount to is Ilio.SLKijjSI, which i.i an increase of over 01 .10 ,000. as tomnarcrl tho current fitstal year. The remain- der of ilic l cxpeti'.Uture of five project. I desire to make thu follov ing observations regarding the position of tht- government of Alberta in con- ntcUon with lliis matter. In the first Claims Liabilities Nol Properly For -Seed.Grain and Cow rigatiun, and tho wins of the minister of the interior. fcuVaodled in yourmcm- oranduin. is Ilic first official intima-i with tion of (life1 federal government that JLJ settlement 2nd a quarter will be In connection jmblic ivrjrba generally. The estimates tabled icnay are ex- clusive of war expenditure, which will be covered by a special vote. Soldier The amount provided (or pensions is slightly over an increase of almost over tiie current year. 'Almost, one and hfllf million is to be devoted to imimgrattati and coloniraiion toisiB, an increase of JSOO.- This does not include the land the was the desire thai Itio iiroyince shoultl accept this responsibility. "Secondly, if the province did ac- Mlrt Urn responsibility It would sum of over is TO be voteit ahto to capital KUMONrON, hdmanton 18.- J. budget speech of will! UIB H womu tltc yrabl necessary for (lie province to investi- YOC.atjona] gate by its own officials the surveys, lramrn etc., 'Already Ja5d_out Domiaion to i." which the province lisa h.id no access idiatevcr, ami.this would require some consider- able time. "Thirdly, this province does not pro- pose to borrow money from the Do-' minion government, and otJier finan- c.'aJ arrangements nould; if re- Sijonaibilily was acccptcaV'by tbe prov- ince, Jisve to be- mi'ide. "Following these observations, it seems to'me that the federal authori- ties should aclviso this government de- finitely as to their future position in [connection with irrigation matters. If jlhcy deride to drop it altogether, then jthis government will endeavor to find solution of the difficulty nnd1 lira- jtect the interests or tliosc so vitally "concerneil. In order, that tljcro u-JJl be no delay, it is my intention to open Another Inrge expenditure of 420. is provider] IDT the department of soldiers' civil CliarJCj tre'as yrei% in the'house Tuesday n'ternoon. voiced a'c'riticiani that baa been hcunl tr3in" oilier1 irtyinbers, namely, llial al- iKotigli Mr. Mitcbell gave ;i treuicn- dous'in'dES of iiiforniation and figures, lie- gave it verbally, that it was not anthori ties at Premier Sympathetic On Tuesday Mcssfc. Manmcb, Baker and 1'on'els on bad a further conversa- tion with the premier during which he expressed bis keen sense ot sym- vontaineil in tho printed budget, nnd i wltl1 the ol the scarcely ;i member in the house was iible to apnreelniG' its importance. (tint everything possible should be (lone to facilitate surveys going for- illustration is the case ot on Ulc southyaaterly so called "intlircct" liabilities of Hie jprojflct- M he wotilrl ctiter into province incurred in tbo seed grain! immediately with the loans i Dominion government to bring'mat- Mr. Mitchell's verbal aUiomcni was ltcr3- lo a to HID olfccl ilmt these seed grain I .T lcrc iho {iriu now approach the total of O.r, Bc-vornmont that and en examination of not rllt Allicrla under finan- treasurer's personal figures sotno Dominion, but inlerosliDg riolnls. I tho. Under (bo Municipal Districts Seed the Alberta govern- Grain Act tlicro was guaranteed >'eld lo as- Mcrt eraln advances hi 19IS the sum I "m'lc. for aiding tho of wlilcll JC6.223.6C waa tmamtos. reporled paid, leaving a balance liabil- 1 Monrtay s .nlf.-vieiv various lly of To must be that no iuch added the sum guaranteed under Hie samIarch Alex. Ksler, of Graco Presbyterian church, Calgary, one of .the largest In Alberta, has received a call church, Vancouver, lliat Itfi will accept, to lloherlson U is probable Which Was Heard in Srip- feme Court Word was necelved in the Cfty; thit -morning that judgment had: been .'entered in the cue of titlt vs-the Town of Cardston, here in February before Mr, tice Stuart. Judgment is tn fivor o( plaintiff, the turn of and the tion.- C. F. appeared for the plaintiff and Erton and Jacobs for the town of ton, This Is the case in whlch'the ptafntiff sued for receiv- ed, when, in driving cattle into Cartfston a year rjls. horse ran into an unprotected guy wire on the town's electric light- system with result that 'the plaintiff was thrown violently.; to the ground and sustained fracture; 'of the thigh and .of'.one of vertabraer cauiing atrophy of tht ]tg from which the victim 'has not', recovered and can never fully re- cover. dents Uit hight. He said that three amendments to the coven- ant had been iubmitted, but add- ed he was there will be no difficulty in meeting all legiti- mate objections. J PERIOD OF CONTROL f PARIS, March inillttrv terms ol the treaty of peace hare been I amended by the elimination of thb j clause provitling for the control of Germany's armament for an indefinite I perSod, Admiral Benson, ot the Un- ited States navy, pointed out that tha original committed the United i States to a virtual Indefinite "occupa- tion ot Germany and it vas chiefly ou his insistence that the terms were modified, [t was also poluted out that control of any portion of Germany for such a period would delay the return home of United Stales troops and j would amount to annuUing the sorer' eignty of Gertnauy. As amended, the terms provide for control through the time fixed IOT tbs delivery of materials of guns and ships but not through the period dor-' ing which vrtr datcsssa will be paid by 1 Rhine RighU Mirth comniisaiou' on international Vitenrays, ports and railroads of the peace'conference has decided to recommend to the con- ference that s the naTqtBtbir fadllfiea on-ttie s which ahe ttandi. OTTAWA, March. went f-rilrio thousand applications for ,.gratuitlea liave been reccivcil at the" paytnaSler's hranch of the department, militia from members of the Canadian Expe- ditionary Force who were Discharged befortf the armistice was November U. Already Ilrst payment and .second payment cheques have been issued by -the.de- partment to such applicants. OX the remainder of the applications, a con- siderable number have bw.n rojftctett, whllo others arc being lieid over for investigation. The payniaatev's branch ii at pre's- cnt dtslmrslne a month and sending out ysten of clla a factor In the penmdfct politic eyrtfra, and a n agalnrt commnlm, for Trtich R the workers am not ;