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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE. LETHBrnpik^^MLv^ m^^tP OPPOSITION CAUCU* Ottawa, Mar. 22.-Tlic flrat i* oppoif'.ion oaucM of th? aenpion,  has been called for Ttiesday       next when party whips will bo namei) and the armnRemants niado as to'their program for the aoaeion. It: it statod that it ia u^t tlio InUMrtJoB of tbo op-poalttpn unnecesaarily to pro-lODK tiie aesaioB. IS OPPOSED 10 GIVEGUARANIEE-FORSOUIHitOAD Tcils Couttr D^kgatibn^ That ProvM^on Mu�t Show Substantial Securiiy      - The HapieTSlarch 21,-It la : officially annouhceiT Jiere that the Dutch mintator.at London has forwatied the British note regarcltnK I)utch ahlppit\K to tlio foreign office hero hut th^t the American-note has not yet bicn received from the Dvitch minister at Washington. 4 *  4 .^ 41> 4>� � Pte. G. Blezard is an old Lethbrldge boy. having resided at 1101 11th St. 8., for a nutabcr of years. He onlistert �*-lth the 113th Battalion Lethbrfrtge Highland^ and was trnnaferrod to the above unit on reaching England. Ho is also ah oW Homld employee, having been niessanger boy in the Job Department, and is a brother of Mrs. v^,Wm. Haytor, formerly ot Lathbridge. . The following letter was written by ] BrJ^dicr-General Hayter, to Pts. ' i Blesard: "On behalf of the Brigade, t desire to^ congratulate you most he*rtUy on the honor which, has been awarded iyou In recosnition of your gallant conduct at a Canadian Soldier. It afforded me much.pleasure to forward the reoommendation .submitted by the officer commanding your battalion. , "I thank you for the good service you have rendered to date, nnd trust that you .will be spared to contlnua the good record which you have at yoady set for yoiiraolt 1 (Signed) R. HATTER, * Brigadier-aeaeraL Commanding 10th OanadiahT Infantry Brigade, December 23rd, 1917. - �   ; 4 SIR THOS. WHITE SAYS HE IS ABLE SO ATTEND Winnipeg, itar. 22.-A special dispatch ttbmlioav Angeles carried: by a local paptir lwyi. ��Sir Thomas'Wfilto. Gaiaadfiin minister of finance, who, is. here, denies sensational reports that he is too 111 to attend parliament or to do his duty by the Dominion." ' * : ? � ?  �   ?    Aiuai^rdnm, Mar. 21.-Prince Uch nowsky.'CMjmian ambassador to Great Britain- �t- tho: outbreak of the w\r. did not clliatli^Ujideraland the course of ov'enti alter yie assassination ot Archdnke Praiicll F-rdlnand. Frled-'erlch'VoB Payergthe vice-chancellor, ^plained to the felchstagr during discussions of the revelations made by tl^prlnoe;in*which he criticized Oer-manys foreign' pojllcy. Tho prince has re�ign*d his' rank and expressed regret. "The 'memoraBdum ot Prince Llch-nowsto'i" laid -the vlcn chancellor, "Is permeated by a striking veneration lor fbreign .) diplomats. ' especially Brittih, and by an equally atrlking Irritation againsti almost alt Gerfiian statesmen. The result was that the prince was regarded freauently by Germany'* most bitter enemies as their- beat Mend, because they were peraonally'on' good, terms .with him. 'The fact, as he admits, that he at-taqhied.at first no great Importance ot the assasilnatton of the Austrian heir apparent and was displeased with the situation. Judged otherwise In Berlin, makea.plain'that .the prince had no clear indgteent.tor the events followed and their import" Turning, to the Wtempt ot the prince to put the blam% tor the war on Germany, the vice chancellor said: "The Oerdaan igovernment did not reject 3lI':H3re�t' Britain's mediation iwroposala. Foreign Secretary Grey's las't'msdiatton'.proposals was urgently supported^n'Vienna by Berlin." Prince Ll^bnowtfky, be said, had declared that the memorandum written In August, 1916, was prepared without documentary material and was Intended for the family archlTes. MAY CLOSE ALL ~^ SCHOOLS IN QUEBEC TO AID PRObUCTION 'Quebec, .'rfkjc.fjz.-The department ot pnblic inntTOctlon tor the province of � Quebec vioilay conrened all directors, arid'preaiaerits'dtrblcleges and schools,in the provinc* to discuss with them the,flFopoial to close all educational institutions from May. 1 to October 4- to enable enlistment ot students and youth* "for farm work. This was suggested by the provincial agri-cnltdre board yesterday. (Special to the HeraUU Ktlmonton. Jlar. 22,-Premier Slew-art, replying to tho delegation of farmers from the Coutls -country urging construction of the Alberta Hudson's Bay Railway, said very bluntly that the governmQnt .would not giiarantee the railroad at any time unless the pronvoters had yory tangible assets that'would protect the people who were buying the stock and-also the government tha'tiwRs guamntccing the road. For. this session ho had told the i legislature thore would be no guar-j tmtees asked, for railways. Later If I the company coitld show tangible ovi-i donee ot its iissets they would be glad ito show them the'same cona|devatlon that they v,-ould every other part of the province. Mr. Stewart said lie I:ue\v perfpctl.v the necessity ot having transportation for the farming districts and none kneiw better than he the difficulty ot farming without easy access to a market. But the government had hail a very serious lesson In the Lacombe and Bllndman Vitlley railway which they had guaranteed to the extent of $7,000 a mile and' that was practically all the money that, had heen put into th^ road, so tho government was 'really forced to take ovecfthat part of the road and operate it. ft every man from Southern Alberta-came "before the government. Premier'Stewalrt said he would not guarantee a. railroad for their convenience unless .the. promoters had such tangible asseta, as to secure both the people .'who'i^eiie buying the stock and the.government which wag putting up tKe guarantee. He assuted them that It'^irciuld take some $20,000 a mile at the present condition ot ^things to put fl road into condition th'at It -would, bring any return. The premier questioned Mr. Crandell a^ to the truth ot the reports that ha^come to him,, that the agents ot the^ompany had gone through the south country and sold the stock, telling the farmers that the government had guaranteed the road. Mr. Crandell said this waa not so, so tar as he knew. He had only sald^ thaf if enough ot the farmers became stockholders that they would be very likely to interest the government in the proposition. As to the assets of the company, Mr. Crandell told some of tholr buy-Ings'lii timber lands and coal rights but a'aif that just at present in many things they could not show their hand. Mr. Crandell stated It. was the ultimate Intention ot ' the., iiorapany to eleotrifyfthe^road;?  .^S-. ' ^ROWELL ILL > Ottaw