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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 25, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta : PAGE POUR THE L E T H B R1 b G E i) AILY H E R A'L D SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1916 tetbbribtjc TlDeralt) Xetbbn&oe, Hlberta OAIUY AND WEEKUV Farmers' Right to Ordef Gars Had a Close Call at Ottawa Subscription Ratet: Datljr, delivered, rer ^"^'^'^ 00 : i, the neck by a stranger, said to be i C!orp. PaacBl Rousseau, 69tU bat-lOc itallon, Montreol,' was fatally stabbed Daily, delivered, per year Dally, by mall, per your ........J.VOO Weekly, by mall , per year ......%\M TELEPHONES Business Ofrice ......... Editorial Ottlee ......... W. A. Buchanan John Torranco Managing Director 125: 1224 Business MitnBger Your KinCT and CountryIx'eed You Right Now a Pole. An attempt of the government at Ottawa to destroy UiB car dlstiibutlon clause in the Gtaln Act, has been Uiwarted again by the wester^i Liberal members. From the standpoint of Uie indlvid-Capt. Frederick Albert Caslon, njnal farmer, as well as tUe organized former officer of the Royal Grenadiers farmers, the ear distribution clause is ROUND THE CIRCLE OF THE WAR London papers are concerned with tlio report that an attempted invasion ) of the east coast of England is to be ' made by the Germans in the near future. The newspapers argue that the milltarj- authorities are fully aware of this Intention of the Germans, and that is one reason for the Immense army that is now in training and a veteran of the northwest bellion, passed away at Toronto. The Rural Municipalities convention held in Regina last week decided to hold the 1917 convention In Saskatoon. It is announced that Baron Ilar-dlnge will be appointed a Knight of the Garter on his retirement as viceroy of India. Lieut.-Col. Smart, O. C. 136th bat-itallon. Port Hope, notified the hotel-keepers of that town that if the sale of liquor to soldiers is uot stopped he will ask to have the bars closed. The Josephinum Weekly, published by the Pontifical college, Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio, has been barred from the Canadian mails under the war measures act. A tree-planting campaign, to be inaugurated on Arbor Day, which will extend not only all over Calgary, but cover the territory within a radius of in Kngland and for the continued call 30^ m^les, is being outlined for this of men to the colors. Whether there is anything really There was a big spill in wheat a definite to give ground for such re-, few days ago at Hafford, Sask., when ports is difficult to ascertain, but un-jthe new temporarj' storage bin burst doubtedly there has been recently un-;*"^, eleven thousand storage bushels , J . , . _ spilled on the snow, wanted activity amongst German navy _^ circles, and it is said that the invasion | James L. Ouelette, 65 years of age, will be attempted with the support of'a well known resident of" Windsor for a big fleet of dreadnoughts and a huge years, died at his home from fleet Of air vessels. However, the-dlin-i^,f[^,"^\trr-Xrr. """^^ cnltiea that confront such an attempt on tho part of the Germans are very manifest, and the attempt could only ba doomed to a most complete failure from the very outset. There has been no further flfihtln� . of any account on the western front a report from Constantinople is that the Germans are in complete control of the Turk capital and that Turk officers have been hanged for interference with German rule. A SPECTACLE THAT IS HUMILIATING Could anything be more humiliating the bulwark of the act. It Is tho safeguard of tho farmer. It is his defence against the gro^^ elevator combine and the graspy miller. It provides him with a weapon which he can use when ho feels ho is not being given a square deal by the interests. It enables him to ship his grain Independent ot all these interests. Xow when the Borden government was revising this act in 1912 thgy took the car distribution clause out. It had been placed there by the late Liberal government and was highly valued by the farmers. The Liberal members from the west, protastetV farmers' unions throughout, the length njid breadth ot tlie west protested,' but it was ot no avail, the government forced the act through the house of commons on a party division, tho Liberals voting solidly to retain the car distribution clause. But the farmers kept up the struggle. The bill had to go to tho Senate. The farmers went to Ihe Senators and asked that the car distribution clause be retained in the act. The Liberal senators agreed and the Senate amended the bill to Include that provision. The formers had won and they thought the struggle with the elevator ana railway interests, backed by the Tory governojeut at Ottawa, was forever ^nded. When tho hilKvas being considered in the Houso on Tutisday, March 14, western Liberal niemucrs pointed out the purpose of U�e clause. Mr. Foster had said the bill was introduced to meet "tho damp and unhoused grain" situation, hut there wiis not a mention of UiRt in the clause. Mr. Knowles of Moose Jaw, very well said that "Why should not the minister, in the wording ot., h:.-! amendment, continue to coptlne himself to the kind of grain that is to be handled and not open up the whole thing and give the boar last, yet the farmers anticipate the crop will be just as lieavy. By the way, while the government has ordered tho. farmers ot the south to ship their grain to the Calgary elevator, might one Inquire what has beoom? of all_ those tarmerB" petltlorts for storage 'facilities at I^ethbrldge �with which Sir George Poster was .(ilijitub'ed a ttUle while ago! But it was not to be so. During this winter there has been much grain lying on the proirles, exposed to all! the elements. Farmera had not stor-ige capacity on their farms atjd had to leave grain exposed. As spring drew near, it^was realized that the melting snow left this grain in danger of being badly damaged unless it was quickly removed' to an elevator. Consequently the graih commission was urged to facilitate the removalof this grain, to give it priority over all other grain. The grain commission brought the matter to tlie-Eovernmehl's-attention and the minister of' trade and commerce introduced a bill to amend the Grain Act. It proposed to' add a clause to section 207 of "The Canada Grain Act." This clause read as follows: "Whenever after duo examination the Board considers it necessary and advisable in or^er to relieve congestion and facilitate the dispatch of grain." Now this reads like an innocent paragraph. No one would suspect that it was a slap at the car distribution clause. But that is just ^what It was. It was the same clause Mr. Foster tried to get into the Grain Act in 1912. It was the clause the Liberals opposed. It was tlie clause the senate knocked out to save the car distribution clause. This clause meant leaving the door open for elevators and millers and other, interests to get cars ahead of the farmers. It left the discretion with the board of Grain Commissioners and the grain commissioners are not yet 'p|rfe'ct In the western farmers' minds. . . Mr. Levi Thompson, the member tor Qu'.'Vppelle, a practical farmer and' a member of the Saskatchewan Groin Growers said: , "I have to ask the minister to remember that he is getting back to the old fight that we have been carrying on for the last twenty years or more, and the western farmers feel that a great deal is at stake in connection �witli the passing of stlch an amendment as this. We have fought our fight, a bitter one. not only against tlie elevators, but also against the railway companies in the early days insisted that all grain must be shipped through elevators. We had a hard time as my hou. friend kuows, to get the right to ship out cars on order. This question has been up in the House before, and some discussion has taken place. The farmers or the West realize that if you pass such an amendment as this It will mean that the commission, or some other, body-will have the power to say that the regular order shall be deviated from when there Is grain damaged or in danger of being damaged or when .the elevators want more cars than they are entitled to according to the strict provisions of the Act. 1 know very well that the feeling that the farmers of the West will have in regard to this matter Is that it is sunply a way of getting back to the old elevator monopoly. I share very largely that suspicion with the farmer, and I would be 'very glad indeed if the minister could see his way to accept the amendment of my hon. friend from Moosejaw, or something ot the like effect,, and not get us up asainst this Important question that we have been up against so often. It is a very serious'question, and one that we should not put up against any more. FooT'Cylindtr MoJtU Taurine Car, 7-pau�ic*r  4I22S RoacbtM-, 3-puHng�> - - 1200 'L.-.sdau-RMdalM'.S-puungir 15M Six-Cylindtr^ModnU Tourinr Car, 7-pu�n(�r  |14M RsadiUr, 3-paMenc*r - - 142S Landau-Roadittr, J-pauenftr 17M F.O.B.WaIk�rvIll� ' STUDEBAKER WalinrvilU, Ont. SCiMlebaUei" ' J. T, Graham, Prop. 322 6th StM-S., Lethbridge While Mr. Foster said the clause was Intended to provide for the damp and unhoused grain situation, there was not a word to indicate it. Rather, under the clonk of tho "damp and unhoused grain" situation, the government was trying to get into the act a clause which tho farmers anti western Liberal members fought so strenuously against in 1812. Once the or-|ganlzations ot western farmers learned what the bill' meant)- they protested against it and demanded the clause should be kiiookoU 6.)t, mmi-iiiiiiiiiimiiiiiH Mothers! Watch yoiir Children's Health npHE sparkling eyes, rosy -I- cheeks and bright vivacity of childhood can only come from perfect health. Molliers! Watch carefully your children's health and train them into regular lia'bils. There is no safer corrective or preventive of children's ailments than- ENas FRUIT SALT Not only a delicious and cooling: drink but a mild natural toniq-aperient. It ^ci^gently upon the stomach and cleanses and purifiefi the system by natural means. Insist on "ENO'S"-the only jjonuine "FRUIT-ISAi-Ti" Prtfartil only lo> ' J, C. END, Ltd., "Fmit SdCWorki, LONPONjCiif. SpltAfMUfwNMUiA-trica " " HAROLD F. RITCHIE ft CO. UMHEO to HUCAUL STRIET, TORONTO (9) ; liBBwaie of Substitutes liiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Tlie western Liberals persisted strenuously in opposing / the ' clause and finally Mr. Foster said he would 'iiend the clause aS follows: "Whenever after duo examination 'he board considers necessary and advisable, in order to relieve congestion and facilitate the despatch of grain i which is insufflclently housed and liable to become damp-" This still provided for congestion of any kind and Uie Liberals askfed that the amendment should read as fol lows: Whenever after due examination the board considers it necessary and advisable, in order to facilitate the doH-patch of grain which Is insufficiently housed and liable to become damp, and to relieve congestion in respect thereto- Mr. Foster said he road his own change in the clause to mean, "11 is advisable in order to relieve congestion-in what respect? In the faqll-nation ot the despatch of grain: which is iusafflciently housed or liable to become damp or Injured." The Liberals still held that the minister's amendment provided for , congestion ot any grain, no ' matter whether damp, or liable to bttcbme damp, and somewhat later in liIs remarks Mr. Foster admitted that he had that purpose in view.for he said; "I did assume that there ihlght be a modicum or discretion which might be directed towardn points which jyere congested, even if tho element ot damp or injured grain was not involved, and 1 wish that to form a part of the amendment itself." "Tho cat Avas out of the, bag." By providing for all kinds ot congestion the minister was giving the , grain commission power to abandon tho equality of car distribution and do as they saw fit In placing cars. . Mr. Knowles, on behalf of tho Liberals, demanded that the clause should read: I 'Whenever after due examination tho board considers it necessary and advisable. In order to relieve conges-; tlon In respect of grain which remains unhoused and Is by reason thereof IJIa-^ bio to suffer damage-" . ; Mr. Foster refused to accept this clause, it was negatived and the. bill, as araotidod by Mr, Fpster, was re-poi'ted from committee, western farmers protesting against the clause as ho had framed It. Tuesday, .March 21, the third reading ^as called. What did Mr. Foster do?. He a,ccepted the very amendments Mr. Knowles proposed the week before and which ho (Mr. Foster) had rejected and so the bill passed, with a: clean victory for the western Liberals and western farmers, and the car. distribution clause Is uot endangered. The value of the car distribution clause came homo to the farmers this year when they sold their grain at better prices to track buyers than they could get ut. the elevators They were at liberty to ship as indi-vidnals, Had Mi'. Foster's first proposed clause been adopted the grain commission could have used its powers to Interfere with this important provision ot the act NOTHING DEFINITE YET CABINET CRISIS OVER ENLIST- JVIENT OF MARRIED MEN Londoni March 24.-Rumor In thct lobby of,the house of commons was busy with'tlie discussion with a poss-iblo cabinet crisis over the question of theenllstment of married men. According to some reports David Lloyd Georgd desires compulsion tor all men of military a^e when Premier Asqultli is opposed to -any siicli measure. The London monilng papers nil dlK-cuss tho recruiting dillicultles at great length. The Times takes tho leading \ place as the advocate of universal compulsion; the Chronicle, on the other hand supjwrts the government's present position. It declares: "Many of the loudest critics of Premier Asauith'c attitude are far more onxIouB to overthrow tho prlmo minister and destroy the coalition government tiianto odd men to tho army." . ,Mpyyr/f�Al. COFFEE There are other Coffees - but - they a re not ^Seal Brand" |n ii, 1 and 2 pound cant. -Whole - ground >- pulverized-^ |il(5E, : * � and we will send instructioits. � Your .U'tiiJsporlfilioii will ht; iirniiif,'L'(l lo L(;lliJ)ritltH^ ' How under these conditions ctin vou roiiisc lo do vuur " bil?' : ' " � � " . Leave of ahsoace {^ruiilod to help lo \\\.\\ thi^ tJ!:i)ps in, ; GQO SAVE THE KIJMG 07 ;