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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY. MARCH 23. 1018 N'UMBER ST BRITISH HOLDING UP UNDfiR TERRIFIC GERMANSTORM POPULAIN '^lon. D. Marshall Predicts Big Influx Farmers-Reviews Work of His Dept. WILL GIVE SILOS TO FARMERS OF THE PROVINCE AT COST (Spoclnl to itio ncrald) Kdnionton, Mar. 23.-Declaring that llio farming population o� Albcrfa would Incrcaso at a tromendoiiB rate nftor the war and tliat thereforo the provlnco should In every way he pre-pared for the Immigration which would come from the eastern provinces, and the old country, lion. Duncan MarBhalt, 5nlni.ster ofvasrloulturB speaking Fri day night in the legislature In the de-hato on the budget reviewed the activities of the aepartmont over "which ho presides. "It seems to iile," ho said, "that the proposition of settling tho anon on tho land will have to ho settled in AVostorn Canada, and tho manufacturing problems settled In Eastern Canada where they have ostabiithed industries. It is to my mind a mistaken policy of businosa to create indus-irlos before their time, and there must ho gpnio comprehensive policy by whlcii we will got the railway lands, and have these men settled In every section along th^ railway Hues." IT. H. Crawfordi-of ^tha opposition, � beginning with the preface that ho did not want to criticize in ony partisan (plrlt said that the premier seemed to bo very sincere when ho spoUe of economy, ISconomy had also been urged, said the provincial treasurer, and he agreed lij view.of the war obligations, in order to provldfl'ilor tho men overseas that nvery economy should be' exercised. Bui a perusal of the public accounts; showed, that the spvornment had not" yet realized vKii economy meant.'" , Ha coutondod that the Incre^ed pro-, ductlbii of the -provinces did not iheiin that tho people, were prepared for Increased..taxation', conseqnent'on 'the extravagant methods o� tho govern-]nent. In this connection lie commented upon tho fact that there was a deficit on the operation of ^he demonstration farms during 1917 of ?22,2't2, and asked it the ordinary farmer could carry oil under such conditions. He urged that tho farms should bo conducted and managed- in such  a way that the people of tho province Interested in agriculture would he able to have a thorough knowledge of their condition from a financial standpoint. Discussing the question of increased production he claimed that it was of the aid roaderod thfe farmers by tho Federal government four yoar."i ngo that they were now In a position to answer the pa:triotIc call. On the fiuestiou of increased salaries ho eald ho was prepared to support increases because he believed many employed by the government at thtf prnsont time were not receiving a living wage. But the government was burdened with a number of other em-Vldyeos that could bo well eliminated, employees who had time-to tako part In election campaigns, and attend con-vejitlohs. Admitting that borrowing would be ft necessity ho insisted on thcimport-iince of having a sinking fund In con-niictibu with'tho telephone system. J. G. Turgeon saldAiltliough economy was the cry of the .opposition, he would remind them that the premier announced economy as the watchword until the war wae finished in order to bo prepared for the repatriation of the fioldlers, and, further that a million 'dollars loan had been floated for the people of tho province at 6 per cent a'ud that the average rale of interest the' administration was forced to pay-was either G.O or 6.5 per cent in spite or tho fact that the Dominion govorn-iiiont with all the resources of Canada ,. a': Us hack hadto pay something lika J;.-11% Ott a loan of one nilUlon floated In ^m'iho V. S. How.did. that support the *� charge of extravagance, and want of > ..^cftro In the administration oC the af-V fairs of tho province. f,] Mr, Crawford, said the member tor .|;>,l{lbstdno, had referred to the fact itiki ur wire. At^oBB'poliit where the Ger-m'ans .fdttn' , Canadion Driigoons, cavalry "j� draft; Machine Gun corps * draft; Engineers; Central On-�fr tarlo regiment. Infantry draft; ^ Naval draft; Details. SCiEIBER DEAD Famous Railway Engineer Dies At Ottawa at Age Of 81 Sir CollingA^'ood Schrelber was born in' Essex, ISriglnnd, In 1831. and came to Canada In 1852, talcing n j[)osltit>n with the Toronto and Hamilton,, railway. Following the completion of this road ho was in practice as a consulting engineer for many years, in Toronto. He was divist'onal engineer for the n. S. government on the Pictou railway in 1868, and was subsequently connected with tho Intercolonial until 1873 when, he was ai^pointed chief engineer and general manager ot government railways. He succeedarf Sir Sanford Em-Ing in 1880 as chief engineer o� tho Canadian Pacific. In 1892 he was appointed deputy minister ot railways and canals for the Dominion, which he lield until 190B when he was appointed consulting angineer of the govornmont and chief engineer of the national transcontinental, western division. He was created a C. M, G. in 1893 and was knighted last year. Sir Collingwood was married twice, first to Miss McLean, daughter of Col. McLean of the Imperial forces, and secondly, to MlskJulia Slaude Gwynne daughter of Hon. Mr. Justice Gwynne of the supreme court of Canada. London, March 28.-^Tlie Bolshevikl governbient.'aiccording to a Reuter dispatch from Petrograd, has been informed by the soviet of Simtero ot the constitution ^ of an Independent Taur-Idisn republic including the whole of Crimea. \ ' GERMAN CAVALRY British Army Headquarters In France, Mar. 23.-It Avas reported this morning that enemy infantry had pushed down across tho canal Do La Somme, and had driven for.ward against the positions to which tho British had retired. German cavalry was seen advancing behind the Infantry. ARE NEAR HAM There was small dou{)t that, the', - attacking forces intended to.maVce u supreme: effort to,rupture the British lino in this Rector.. .. . The OSnnana .this afternoon were pressing the attack hartl on the British right flank near Ham, ' while on the northern end'of the battle iiiliX there has-been;-desperate lighting since ye*ite?it�y about Mory, which clmnged bands several times.  . Certainly the Germans are putting all their available strength into the assault and fresh troops are constantly appearing. -. The fighting yesterday was of the sanguinary character and tho enemy continued to lose great numbers of men. That does not mean that the British have sut, fered no casualties. They neops-Borily have, but their losses nro much smaller than those of their; opponents. "Tho visibility became excellent late yesterday and the' whole battlefront. was turned intO'. ft veritable hell with the artillery; action and unprecedented lire ot guns,- . - (Additional news of Qerman offOnilv*''^ - � ' on Pagea 12 and 13), ., HUN RAIDERS FAILED TO REACH PARIS Paris, Mar, 22.-At nine o'clock tonight a group o� enemy airplanes crossed tho lines and a certain mimber of bombs were dropped on Oompelgne and different towns in that region. Several machines advanced further, to the south, but' wore forced to turn back by the fire of oiu'-artiUeryi. The alarm was immediately given in Paris and halt an hour' later the "all clear" signal was sounded. . Apparently the Germans had intended a raid upon Paris itself but French airmen rose to meet the inY'ader.s and not one enemy machine succeeded 1 In reaching the capital. SAILED ONDER Formerly Owned ybyUniverisity California-Wai^ Captured^ By Americans ,: REDMONO:WIN8 ;;^l4QIHdon, March 23,~CaptBln William tedmond succeeds hlaifather, John . edwpnd, tho Natlonallat Ipador, in rpArllament. '[Roturns from the efectlon tor tho �B�t .61 ,W�tprfc)rd show that Captain Rpijinond'iJ'eo6lyod -IIJS voleat as ag- } Stockhdlm,; March. 22.-Another German transport has been blown up by a min,e hoar the Aland Islands at the same point where the transport Hlnden^urg was sunk, the-Oagblad reports. Shortly af-ward thO' transport Fritnkiand came up and rescued the rhon on -tho transport,, .but' was damaged severely by anpthor explooion. WON'T INtEHFEKE-WITH THE LOr-O'S DAY ACT Ottawa, March 2?.'^Fron� the number of letters'^dtplegvams reaching tho prime ministev, it would appear, that an impression has gone abroail! that It Is the intention ot thp government to amend the I^grd's I?9y(Act,ln the intoi-OBt ot groftt^r production, .'. U Is authoritatively:'stated that there Is no \ntentlononv 1^6' part ot tho govr ernment to olthor amend the act or tn lnterIeron,wUh its opoifBtion, As a matter of tact. unc\p)' tliQ.provlpIon.'! fit tho �dt,'Its onforceinont, IH; largely a mat-tor of proVlBoljil Rdm'ulstratlon, . , A Pacific Port, Mar,. 23.T-Tho auxiliary schooner Alexander , Agasslz, I which, fitteil out ns a German raider, 'was seized oft Mazatlah^la'st Tuesday by an American waifahlp,''.,wlil arrive in port some time within the next torty-oight liours.  The �Agassiss, a vessel ot thirty-two tons ne't-was flying the German flag whenaelzed.and German flags, rifles and pistols were found on tho veasel,^ There wore no ship's papers and several articles wiere seen to bo thrown overbonrjl when the American warship sent \&. three-inch sholl whtzjlng across, the ship's bow. A crew, of four GnrnVahs,' aaid to bo sailors from an interned German.ship at, Guaymas and one said to be a.S^ex-: loan engineer, wore taken otC'the vessel and nro being brouglit to thlaport. , Although thO'Agasslz was-not largo ei^ough to be usod as a ratdor, federal ottlclala ^ay tlio crov/ hoDed,to capture a Pacific mall vessel running to P.nnama, outfit her wlth'neavy guns cashed, near Sallna Crpz, and prpoeejU to ')vork havoc among Pacific coast lyesBolH.. Tho Agasslas'wasr: formerly downed by the Dnlversity o(;;G8lll6riila and was purchased by .tUo .Pacific Coast Trndliig and Slilppltie company oS, Los. Angelos and .eventually 'came Inti^ tho possession Ql a >.man. at Mb-LzEitlan saUl to ho a drutt,>evade'r,'ln 1!)17 linder. A|JiBj'l;g5}i, T.^glsti^, and In somo u.\kno^vji noe% .'sWfts cliftugod to'MssitflU \'"' ' � m TALKS MLV TO m Amazed That They ShouW Oppose Supplying Men For Trenches When Needed . NATION^IS AT MOST ' CRITICAL STAGE. IN VIEW pF HUN DRIVE^ London, Mar. 22.-Premier Lloyd George in an exceedingly outspoken -speech to a deputation ot the mIner.H' federation yesterday concerning th people who will suffer are i.,7s^ poor devils at the bottom, ; ' . "It has always been ao In the, hlt.^ir isA^ tory of the world, , - ^ f^ji "It Is better to talk plainly and 1 ', ftl am speaking with a great deal of tself'^V^ ing because I hayo Just heard 9!'/th^ '1 overwhelming attack brought about . the failure ot:the Russian democracy to have it4 orders obeyed; ''�'/TI''''iQ 'tit the attack :8Uoct!9d8, thova9Vi^.l.f4i| mans might be atCalaistaud the only answer we can �lve la ^,1 vo|b ot�tU6-j^^^^^ Miners' Federation,#|lkyins;t)(eyaroi:no(, f prepared to (Ight, You! AaitDQte^liVQ 1 that unswor."o � \ , : � ;�:�odS0p>^-,'^M The oxociitlye ot the federation \%Xf>x passed a resolution ailvl9Si)K'tiir man not to resist the cawhin$'OUt o( ' men from the mlawi,-  v ^ 1 ;