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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY. MARCH 23, 19]fi NUMBER 87 MINISTER DEFENDS PDS CE EXPENDITURES Liberals Charge Big Increase Due to Extravagances of Dept. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. ;. : .;. CHINA REPUBLIC ONCE AGAIN Otlawa, .Miircli i;!!.- KHtiiiiules of the poHtoflU'e HILLOCKS SPOKE F VE iORS THEBUOGE^ Board of Trade to Take Up Matter of Good Roads 'J'he Lethlividge board of trade will bu more actively inteiiwtcd in future Jii .teeing that the londs fron) Ihe ('(Uintry districts, wliich are the ur-Jerles of trade zor city, are kept in good shape. At the regular meeting today Peter Lund, wlui has first hand Unowleil^ on the matter of good riuids, brought the niaMcr up. He congratulated Southern .\lberta and llie Lethbridge district In having what were pi'ohably the hen :oads in the province. liut bo said there were hud spots in many place.-i in (he roads whlcli rendered the wood roads useless so far as haullntr heavy loads into the city was concerned. It mattered not how good the roads were, they were only as good an tiieir wc>nkest spot, like the proverbial r to aid them. Tile board of trade recently forwarded a resolution to the provincial government at Kdmouton asking that the date for Arbor Day. which generally comes in May, and is loo late for tree planting in this section. l)e set l)ai:k to an earlier date in order that tree planting might successfully be carried out. Premier Sittoii lias replied to this that he thinks several .\rl)or days would be necessary if all localities were to be suited. He states that his opinion of Arbor Day was that it was for the purpose of bringing tree planting forcibly to the attention of the public, than for the purpose of actual setting out of trees. President Mar-nocli has replied to this that If tlie premier's contention is good, then a date should be set which would be compatible with the proper season for tree planting. DNATVERDU -o ONTARIO WILL HAVE PROHIBITION 'I'oronto. .\larcli i'^.-Prohi-l)ition will lu' in force In Ontario before the end of the coming summer, and remain In force until after the war. Tiie Ontario government's leniiieraiiie proposals were announced by lion. \V. .1. Hanna in tlie leylHlature this afternoon. ? ,% A .% SPEAKER SE FACES ARGES Charges That Education Dept. is Building up Inteliet-tual I'oiitical iMachJne F. W. BR'IWN l''nt of course must await dovelbpmerits. As chalrtnan of tho board I hfive come out to look over the ground, to consider our future operations, to look and aee. "1 may tell you,, that the imperial government Is greatly intorostod lu our opdratlona. The Colonial office esijecially, Is Intereated and our development work in this Held la being dona ^vith their blessing. The dls-cavery commercial oil fleld in Southern Albert^ would be a groat thing not only for this part of Canada > bi\i 'V' liuperiallsllc stand- point as well. On my way out 1 slopped for a couple of days at Ottawa where 1 saw a number 01' the ministers of tho government and wo are assured of their hearty support in our project. "Wo aro assuming tlmt there is oil in the field in wliich wo are working and wo are going after it energetically and with optiniism as to the result. Further than that I have nothing to say until I have examined tho field and ihe arrangeinoiils wo have, already made." Willi .Mr. Lings returned Mr. W. B. Mitfoid of the Old Colony Oil Co.. who was instrumental in securing the cooperation of the English syndicate in undertaking tho development ot tho ilold in wliich five drills are now work ing. Speaking of (ho �tt'ar, Mr. Lings says it Is going along well for the'allies, and that any talk ot peace may bo disregarded. The allies are out to win. No draw will be accepted, - As to the part Canadians are taking in tho tight, Britain is proud. The Canadian hoys are doing splendidly and are making themselves famoua. The motherland is perfectly aatlstied with the part Canada Is playing iu the struggle tor liberty. , / COLSItSONW COl VOLONIARILY, London, .March 23.-~Ueut.-CoI. R. .M. Simpson, M.D., again appeared in. Bow Street jiollce court today in con-nectlou with the charges arising in .Manitoba. Col. -Simpson, through his counsel, applied for an adjournment on bail for four weeks ).o give the do-fondant an opportunity of proceeding voluntarily to Canada, and with leave of ills inllltar.v superiors there surrendering himself, which would make further proceedings here unnecessary. .Mr, Bodklii, counsel for the province of .Manitoba, concurred In the suggestion. Tho inaglstrate most willingly agreed as ho would be creating no new precedent and was not even adapting the practice of court to the exceptional times and circumatances. Andrew llouglitou and Horace Jllt-oliell. were accepted as bondsmen in .t;iOOO each lor the defendant's surrender on ai'i'lval In Canada. ASK FOR COMPENSATION Toronto, March 21.-A proposal to componaate liquor license holders In Ontario who may sustain llnanohil loss by reason of prohibition of' the sale of lliiuor iu the province, will be, made In tho leglalature by Mark Irlnji, Conaervatlve member lor seat B,v North Toronto, It was stated tonight. ; Mr. iriah will urge the appointment of a committee ot at least three iporv aouB, Including a judge at the;'Bi|-; preme court, oC Ontario to iftijulre Into the matter and make reooramendiv-^tlons for comptJnaatlon that may ba ; deemed just and oxpedleuU ,,('''. 25 D+.D ;