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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME Xin. SIXTEEN PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MARCH 19, 1920 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER MIC Lesson From Kent Drainage There Costs Acre Mtdidne Hat Given Wide Tax- ing to Tea Per Cent BUSINESS RENTAL TAX IS RAISED (HDidaUto The Iltrald) EDMONTON, March cine wii given Ihe right to Institute a lax an rental value of ill. properties by the municipal of the' legislature considered amendments to Friday morning. The tdx wilj be ten per cent of Vintsjt- value of property and whether own- era or. tenants. Also, the city given .the jlgmMo institute a poll ts'tf ef which, how- 'against 'any blHeK psld to that it will catch iortly those who pay no other sums to-the city.' In addition the city was'authorised to raise its busl- rthttl from 6 to 10 per cent. Government Foots Bill and Collects I The Hsrald) OTTAWA, kUrch McColg, !s member for Ktnt, On.tarlo, In tM HOUM Commons. He It a'farmer, an Implement agent, sind an, the polLtlclans tn the Commone. He was talking othsr night and incidentally mentioned tjiat might tp'end lit zcre In tlie dralnlng.lt. Then theilrrlgatlonist from say It, gasped: "Say, McColg, it S8St yeu acre to'take water off the land! Why out our.'way. welre.lbok.lhg'around.fo.r monsy that will enable us to'put water on the Urid. do yoj do it in Kent? Every farmer finance "Oh, aays.McCoig, "the government helps. .Just now tile costc 420'an -The government loana the money for tile at 5% and we pay it back by taxation Imposed tay the municipality, which collects the money for the'province." "You eay an acre. Is that "Oh, no. The labor rtqulred in putting In the tile costs another 6Y more EXAMPLE FOB ALBERTA So you ttt, taking the water off Kent land cotti.around an acre and-the Ontario government helps to the extent of an acre; Alberta not help but.wpnder why Alberta 'did'nt jump-at the chance of Irrigating land tit an acre. Drainage builds up the land in irrigation wpiiTiJ build up the land in Southern Albcrba; Ontario hat-been'helping the Kent and Essex farmers, to drain their lands for years.- Why can't Alberts help the Southern farmers to irrigate their-lane) by :gDing-ihe Mitchell's Budget Speech Forecasts Heavy Increase Both In Income and Expenditure In 1920 Sympathy For Ireland Vote In AS. Senate WASHINGTON, ceeding undfir" forced draft to reach a final' ratification vote on the tomorrow, the, ionate broke [from1 of -the Republican and swept into- the'iRepubllcan reserv- atron program JV of sympathy In Ireland The out in com- mittee by of 38 to 36 after jn ill day debate On a neces- vote action was con- firmed later, 45 St. It ,wat generally predicted to- night thit Ihe-'treaty would fall to receive the thirds vote; 'i. Eskimated Income Account Revenue for Year is Expenditure Estimated at Part of Which is by Way of Loans to Best Ever Presented in Opens Criticism for Opposition. (Special lo Tho Herald) March Largely any mention of. the critical railway situation, which confronts the prov- Noslce Engaged in Restoring Order in Ger- many a 'Powder Barrel f increased capital and Income expendl- Inces and for omitting from Uio print-1 HEAVY FIf'HTINC lures ;for 1020 are the features or the ed estimates a statement of tlio as-i T T t. annual budget; presented to the legis- lature Thursday, afternoon by Pro- vincial'Treasurer C. R. Mitchell. The treasurer gave one ot the most cou- ciso' speeches he has ever delivered in: the house, bristling frith facts and statistics, and in. laying the printed estimates 'on. the table, delivered the j inost 'complete document of tho hind iu the history nf the legislature. The BE PLACED HERE But it Will Be Branch Office as Headquarters for Field 1 'And Britain Ready to Give Cantida Sonw Vessels For Navy the re- Ispeciirfo (he Hoi it OTTAWA, At queil of .Ibe lyelbbridse Great War Veterans, A. 'Buchanan, 51. urged 'tlie Solillors1 Keltiement Bbanl to es- tablish a district ofdce at Slacleod- veterans also advocated' an ortice at It was feit that was the centre :of a large area in Ihe -south, and that veterans who wanted to secure land should bn enabled to deal tbrough an oftir.e thei-e lather than be put .to the ex- panse of going to Calgary. The Uoard holds that there is great need fur restriction .in. number of main offices in Canada. Kor'tlio coming season's work, it is the'policy of the Hoard to- develop as far as pos- sible the efficiency in .sub-branches 'which will be Ihe -head office for field men, inspectors and supervisors. One of these .offices will be located at Lelhbririgo. Tho Hoard, further says: "With re- gard to. tho. complaints of delay, this will be inndo a matter for special In vcstlgatiou 'and there should be no greater delays in (lie f-cthbridgo ili trict than nny other. H must be borne in mind that during a period o! winch world bave a much higher falue Tliese mdlmted la Talle No 4 of bo report, are as follows One light cruiser lour torpedo hoi' eight: patrol' boats; one flotilla -leader, eight submarines and four mine In connection 'vritti" the Tglf tot tli'ese vessels, the- suHgestioh :'of Admiral Jellicoe is that Cariadi'adopt a' naval scheme, the, cost- of whicli for the first year voiild: bis Of Oils amount, .liowcycr, would rush as cxucrienced last summer n-heti hundreds of applicants present- ed their .cases simultaneously, delays wore .bound to occur. It is felt by the IVjard- 'that with the improve- ments tlial have been made in organ izatlon, tho, causes of delay have to a great extent "ieen eliminated." BULLETINS BRITISH EMBASSY IN BERLIN BOMBED j LONDON, March bomb exploded outside the British em- Berlin last night as naval division was marching it Is reported from the .German capital. persons worn killed 6r Injured, but the embassy Apparently suffered no damage. Ol 1 Examination of the report Admnal Jcllkoe, recentli tabled lit the IIOUBO ,of commons iliat the Urltlsu is prepared to .i number pritS (SpcdnMp Tbe HeraM) RAYMOND, March is. asking the provincial, legislature loi grant Ihe town the 'right to undertake peml lure would be between four ami ftAiv a half and milllnii tlnlliira be used for tbo construction of ships whlcli codld be po tponed uutil a'con- venient dftovand more'TVOuld be ior erection of Uete'rises, riiain'ten- auce of ufine- wecpere li apjjarr atelv 'Fhe'nec'eseaiT give Cinada i small' navy, would have necessitated no capital outlay, would therefore appear to be about .In connectlo.i the manning of these.vessels, it is a personnel of officers and men would bprequfred for this !t result' (tt tbe war tbe Canadian navy lias about 500 well-trained men on the books of ships', and another 500 who served during the war and acquired considerable experience, would prob- ably be ready to enlist. Tho naval college 'ot Canada has. lurried out a nuniber of well qualified men, GO of whom arc now serving ou ships of yie Imperial navy. Therefore, It seems likely.that there would be no difficul- ties in filling all the junior officers' positions in tho proposer! fleet.' The senior officers would probably have to bo borrowed from Great-Bri- tain until such time as thc.Canadlah officers attained sufficient seniorily and acquired necessary fill the more advanecd positions. Admiral Jcllicbe's scheme provides for an increase by construction of new cruisers In Canada, but this need not be undertaken until tlie finances of the country would warrant it. Until tlieso vessels arc built, Iho annual e.v Alarcli ing for a final vote on ratification of the peace t-ealv today the senate to- tho Modified reservation gamble worieil out in the btpaitifean JferenciS Affirmative acceptance ot tbe-rflfervatloTin by tho' 1 powers would hot-be required.' paving program thia year. The appeal (o Icgislalure is neccs-' sary owing to Ihe (net that .the town lias exceeded ils 'borrowing powers al- ready. Hut as We agricultural college here will be in tlic fall, there ivIH Be need of the further pavement included In tho program and i it is ex- peeled that the powers -being asked bo granted. a half and five million dollars. GALE IN COLORADO CAUSES SOME DAMAGE DENVEH, Colo., March persons werejtllled and property dam- age amounting to mnnv thousands ot dollars was wrought by a wlndslorm of a sustained velocity of 47 mllo.i an hour In Northwestern Colorado yes- terday. Government Plan to Protect Mortgagees I'renmble; Ratifica- tion Presupposes Allied Acecptuce sets and liabilities of the province. In connection with the latter crii-' Iclsui lie called attention lo a printed j circular which the treasurer had ed to be Bent out eulogizing assets aud including In them the school lands held by the federal gov-j omnient from the province de I rives interc'st only, and which, ho lield, could not be put in a prepar- prlnted esttaates this year par- ed financial statement as assets. aliel columns showing tha estimates .Too Arrears I for each similar item for the period i .Contrary lo Mn' Mitchell's views ot year. jibe dawn ot an era'of prosperity he While the expenditure side Is j thought the province was racing ser- hugely Increased, estimated; revenues i limcs- At lhc rato Alberta was for 1920 show like increases so that 11'Uine "P debts it would soon take all the treasurer-was ehnbled to forecast] "MS inlerest from school land funds an estimated snrplus ot for to pay the interest oil debentures. Us ihe comlas year (especially noted the outstanding !he bonded debt in one year of account in 13lO, the actual expendi- ture was for 1920 estimated expenditure is or an increase of over the actual expenditure for the period year. Under income account, in 1913 the Actual revenue and for 1920 the'cstimated revenue Is CS3.C03.17 an increase of Capital Expenditure Heavy Still greater estimated expenditures are shown under capital account, where -the estimated capital expen- ditures for 1920 arc put'at for treasurer ,-hq.wcvef. j p61 there wera -two' Items tinder capital expendllirrafor 1920 for] IN SOME CENTRES BERIN, March Ebert government is again in control in Berlin. Vice-Chancellor Schleffer, .in whose hands the sudden retire- ment of Dr. Wolfgang Kapp temp- i orarlly placed the admlnlctratlv: power, and Guctave Ncske, min- ister of'defense, are engaged in bringing about order In ths city and restoring activities to their normal basis. The full ministry is expected back in Berlin today. FIFTY KILLED STUTTGART, March v peruni were killed In moil vio- lent fighting at Leipzig, Jt ported. Workmen, In thelr'clash with troops, threw up barricades, dug trenches and fought almost or- ganized warfare. MTnea.werc ex- ploded rear the railway station. Germany's Gunpowder Barrel LONDON, March Getniany I LUl lid UUUL- UL L ,i sinking fund ot only exception ot the- sou'.hcrr ns nn flaaucing. comparing the net of most unfavorably; with the same debts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. ir The preamhlc provides "tliat failure I which should be -made, on the part of the allied aud'associat- ed powers to make objection to said reservations and understandings, prior to the deposit ot ratification by the United Slates, sliall bo taken as a full and final acceptance of such re- servations and understandings by said pojrees." ,The preamble -was offered by Sena- tor'Lodge, of the Re- publican leader, and accepted -without call. Postoffice At CalgaryWon't Built in'20 (Special lr> 71ic Herald) OTTAWA, March 19. gary's new post office Is not like- ly lo be proceeded with this year. That ra the general Impression [n Ottawa based upon the ledjge that strictest economy must be practiced. Only absolutely ne- cessary expenditures will be con- sidered. These included for aid to tliej dairy industry, -will i by the end-ofitho.year, being a book- keeping transaction to a large eitent. while put-in capital account for relief to farmers In the drouth j area, being se'cured by. Hens, will be largely, repaid. Substituting these i two items, Mr. Mitchell pointed out! would bring the capital expenditures OTTAWA, March to lor tlie yearl lion of the civil service occupied prac- 1920. 1 ticnlly the whole attention the Tho huge Increase In capital and in- j house this afternoon and there being come expenditure are attributed 'to: no further business ready at 5 largely increased programs of public Uio house adjourned .until tomorrow works and public services, together with hbnuses and salary increases. But Ihe provincial treasurer sounded a .warning that the increase was bound to continue for at least an- other .year even if Ihero were no fur- ther extensions ,oC service, programs FORECAST CONFIRMED and social legislation which always involves the expomllture ot money. It was time that it was brought liome lo the .people that every lime legisla- tion of ttiis'-iilnd was passed It meant going into Iheir. pockets for more money. Provincial Assets Among some of 'Ihe inleresting Hems in the provincial treasurer's PiiECch of the total niseis of Oia province, being about a detailed statement on Such is Finding of Commission! Investigating the Kapuskas- ing Settlement Government Will Buy Land and Mortgage Where Default To Irrigation District by Mori- gagor.Happens. EDMONTON, March upon which the province of Al- berta Intends to protect mortgage in districts In order that Irrigation bonds rttay be the first Men on lands became knvwn at the capital Friday, It It proposed, and has been agreed te by the'mortgage loan com- piny rtpresenUtlvet, that In cans in Irrigation districts, where .the failed to pay up hit water right charges nnd the lands are being sold under the hammerr the government can buy. up such land with tKe mortgage on it at an upset price, to pro- tect the government and the mort- gagee against any-loss oh the se- curity, The government can then resell the land, Attorney-General J. R. Boyle believes that, as a matter of facf( the risk of any lost is negligibly but says the arrangement flfs the mortgage concerns and relieves the province of any accu- sation of bad faith it regards original mortgage holders, New mortgages In suoh a district, of course, take their security sub- ject to the hone's as ,flrst lien on the land and the arrangement does not apply to therr TORONTO, March prov- liicc has sponl n large amount of money lor very small returns, iind-llm unsatisfactory conditions bavo been dealt wilh at a much earlier says the report ot thd commis-. sion appointed toy tho Drury govern- ment to Investigate the conditions at Ihft soldiers' settlement at Kapuskas- ing. Tlie report was presented lo.the government yoslerdny. Tito commit- Ice was composed of F, K.C., Kingston; C'ol. .lohn I. JI.ic llamllion, ami Prof. Harper, New "All the essential fads alalcd In tho tho commissioners say in Iheir finding, "were known 16 (hose 12 EDMONTON', .March Charles as forecasted In Herald Thursday, announced to the legislature Thursday night, In a care- fully prepared statement, that Iho gov.- ernment intended making no 'amend- ments lo the Ltnuor Act until the forthcoming plebiscite had been taken. Th'e statement points out that tho original vote ol the people was all the mandate that the government has on the present Liquor Act; that when (hey express (heir opinion during the coming plebiscite, tho government will) 'a consider -wars find means of tho subject not being ready ns jet. Ho co alsn total 'value 'of ,igrl- j cultural products last year at as an increase in value over Ihe i M preceding .year'of 191S, though a Kripp Criticized Methods Adopt- ed'By Experts Opium Bill Introduced .ittcrnoon. It was Mr. Fripp, of Otta wa, brought up the question' of rcriassification. It arose on motion which uskcil for the production of correspondence. Mr. Frlpp criticized the methods adopted by'Arthur. Young and company, lhc firm of American experts employed by the civil service commission, it was timo-to call a halt, he said. Tho whole classifica- tion had'been nothing less than a stupendous farce. Tlie so-called ex- perls had merely classitied the jobs. Mr. Fripu appealed lo the! house to "get rid ot these gentlemen." Nine- ty-five per cent, ol the civil service was upset. It was of. the Hon. X. W. Howell. replying tor tbe government, said that the civil service commission in engaging Arthur Young and company, had secured, the most icnccd men on 'the continent so classification work was con- cerned. Mistakes were Inevitable in i work. But n board ot states, is rebellious, and Berlin is "barrel ot gunpowder which miy, bV ignited at says a Bsrlir dispatch to liie F.xciiangc Telegrapr company, filed at the German yesterday. The dispatch describes the -vviOi drairml from Ber.in ot the '.'Iron Jiivi sion" anil' tin naval brigades uliirt' marched do-.vn 'unter den Lini'en ai o'clock .yesterday afternonf the midst of a pouring rain. the majority of which: weref exirniftj ists, looked.on as company after coui fiiei uown the street, in tlie dl rectiou of on Doe'rbelz. soldiers nmvched to the ac- cpmpaiiiuieut of druni's'niid'with Pr'ns. s'lfln.banners the message says; were carrying thcii, rifles, 'ready to fire: arid with then fingers on Ihe triggers. could not liavo been more provoca .'live. .Vyorkers' Bpllinfl' Vstanding'on the sidewalks seemed I'piling w'itli ex'cllcmonl could understand why the had been permitted to withdraw witli out giving np their arms. Few be- lieved they would keep' their promise to disarm at DoerbeU. "Many soldiers.smiled mockingly ai. the crowd as. though. snying: 'Wall awhile; we shall', return.' This in- creased ilie antagonism of men. many of whom shouted, whistled and cat-called, while others shouted 'Scoun drels', 'Heats" and.'Swine1 at the sol diers, "who .responded' with contempt nous looks us'they handled their gren- ades menacingly.' "From tho Adlon hotel elcgautlj dressed women, waved their handkcr-' chiefs at the soldiers, this raising u while lieat the anger of tho workers They suddenly made a rush toward; the hotel, and some actually invaded the lobby before being repulsed by i Ktrong ileta'chment of security guarding the allied missions at [he hostelry. Fired Into Crowrf "Hardly had the last soldier paa.iec Ihe Brandenburg Gate when tbe real- guard turned and fired a volley iatc the crowd standing in the Those near the mlddlfe ot the inlo effect in the mosl practical rtuctlon fnr the year irilO in Alberta, said Mr. Mitchell, wes valued at over Oppoiltlon.Criticism Howard Crawford South Edmonton, chief financial critic nf tho sovcrumenli plunged at onco pid review of Provincial Mitchell'? budget speech at tlic wishes of tlio peoplo niili rec. lo tlic sale and use of liquor. TURK -TROOPS IN THRACE TROUBLOUS the.night session of the house Mr. Crawford found faiill with the treasurer for not giving more lalls-about- tho stale-of tele- phono (Icpartnieal, for falling lo mako LONDON', March Evening Slanclarrl says it lonrns the com- mnnder of tlio Turkish troops in Thrace lids refused to accept orders from Constantinople, has renounced the armistice and purposes lo' estab- lish A government in tn niithorlty ;I1 ._ -_. and action should have been laken LADY ASTOR AND SOCIALISM lo dual with Uie situation. .Vot only 14 J 1XJNUOX, March in tlic Intercuts of the but [also In the Interests ot the province us well. "A visit lo the colony leaves m Impression of a general condition 'of untidiness and lack ot care and de- tail. There was avldcnce that bosf, potatoes rtnd (lour were carelessly ban- died, entailing considerable loss." 'Krom the- testimony ot settlers themselves, It Is impossible lo resist tho conclusion, says the report, thai of them spout money much I more lavishly Iliau pionccv condi- J lions Astor, M.P., mlde a declaration In favor ot UociPlistn in an ad- dress at a meeting of women employees of (he civil service. "I hope somo day we shall all said Lady As- (or, "It Is a better state than the present, but arc, a long way from It yet.- That Is tho tragedy of It. We do not. have enough 'ot the communal spirit." BH.L TO INCHEASE DEPUTIES' SALARIES IN FRENCH CHAMJ3EUJ7 I'AHIri, March bill was traduced In tlio chamber of ilepullcs yesterday proposing (o double Ihe salaries of deputies, raising lliera from frahcs to francs. The preamble to the'measure polnla out tha! (hi value everything lina! increaterl. the ohlUAtions of a pnrlla-' mc-nta'rian have grown greater; lliiitj Iho cost of the nccesfltics of llle linvei tripled; that a deputy is obliged toi Imvo a. residence hi Paris where Imj can receive properly his constituents.' It adds that there arc only a few of the deputies .who src able to support errors could be corrected. Opium BUI Introduced First, reading wasrgiv.cn to a bill lo put into force In .Canada the pro- vision of the international opium coil' veution signed nt Tho Hague in 1912. One ot the provisions o{ the peace treaty, said Mr. Itowell, was to the effect that Oils convention sh6uld he enforced by the countries signing tlio treaty. Tho resolution, provides for amendments lo llic and Drug Act, giving power to the minister of health lo issue licenses-for the Im port and export, sale', manufacture ami distribution of any drug and to ports or places in where any drug may be imported or exported. themselves properly, owing to Itieso Increases In llio cost of living mid that a Anjorlty of llio dcputlea aro likcly lo find tho caltnnc." ot mind neces- sai'y to tho proper direction of public ntfairs (nterfefcd with salaries :ire raised unipss then' AMERICANS SNAP UP CANADA DOMD ISSUES YOKK. March the heightened activity in the bond market of recent days raundian ts'suos have been in ff particular demand, sayg the Tribune this morning. The new offerings of llic provinces of Quebec, Ontario nml Mant- loba were nol only, quickly-' taken up but also the floating supply of outstanding Canadian ft provincial and Dominion bonds was subsequently' reduced, ac- cording to bond men. Moat ot tho business In the Canadian issues lias been clono over the counter. had no recourse but to fling tlicm selves on the pavement. .Along Unlc: Linden, Sommerstrasse and Buda. pestslrassc'men startecl to run away, Many of these were cither kiKedrdr' wounded during.tho firing which last cd for half a niinule. Four dead r.n-; ten wounded were carried into Adlon hold, "Members of the security guarrlF stationed at tlie Uratulenbiirg Oale did not interfere during the firing, be Ing few in number. "A little later, near the parliament building, n crowd of workers rushed a detachment of Baltic troops, whc were passing uurl the latter began tir- ing, the sound of rltlo firing mingling with thn wlirill cries and groans of the wounded.' Vo'r a time all was clinos and pandemonium, and it tip- pears that in Iho contusion the sol- dicrs here shot a number' nf Iheir own men. The exact number ot killed and wounded could not ccrtained this evening. Twenty pef- sons were killed iu n subsequent clash at Charloltenburc and ft still more serious encounlcr was rcporled frpni Kotbutzer, but no details are. at band, "Workers bellevo Hie soldiery may returfi presently, bringing oTi a crisis more serious tlmii Dial of tho past tew days. They are particularly furious over Ihe appointment ot General voo Seecht 39 commander of the here, .he being placed In the same, category as General von SOME JAIL! STEUBENVItLE, Ohjo, Harth town jail VMS found empty this rnornlng. The .eight.; prisoners had sawed and cut their; out during 'They are still free, ;