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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May Wheat ,,,,,, 161% October Wheat ,, 1161/a May Data ,..,........... 63I/b VOLUME VIII. BIG CROPS IIS YEAR R LETTHBIUOGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1915 J. H.Grisdale, Director of Experimental Farms, Gives Good Advice PRAISES LOCAL BOARD OF TRADE As,a practical message not only to tarmers but to all directly or indirectly, interested in agriculture, the address of J. H. G^risdale, Director of Dominion Experimental � JH'armSj at the ^ BoSrd  of trlade ' luncheon held yesterday, Avas one of considerable interest and value. Th� theme of the speaker-' was stability in farming, lound'.which. he-.circled advice, and the results of experience and experiment igatheired from' .the- experimental farms which he directs. Farming has more or less a fascination for nearly every one. Even the city man burdened with business cares and responsibilities ofttimes turns to it as a solace and-a recreation. 'To hear its.  various problems grasped, its possibilities under careful and scientific management enlarged on, and sidelights incidental to the industry introduced by an expert, who is a thorough master of his subjert, was not only interesting but also illuminating. . Round the luncheon board, at the Lethbridge Hotel, was a. goodly gath-erlng,.-.no.t. only of men who them-selyes.Avere farmers, but of those who sensed itp,importance as bearing on the'wfUarp of tlie :.city. , Mr:.'. Qjsdale expressed hisf unantici-patfed pleasure.in. being given the op-pbrtuhiiy to address the Lethbridge 'jpaa^dTbf .Trade, though,-being^ah Im-'  prq^liU: callV^.it-wa of a' diitjr.;.He passed tSe-BMijiljaVcbmpli-ment-as.being a live 'or^anizatioti in the fact-that- itf no .other case in Gan- ' ada .be .'been .iii'.correspondence 'With'a like iiistiiution.'such'as he had been ,With thie Lethbridge one. In ac-ceptiiig .the invitation - to the  luncheon he-'inerely reciprocated the interest shown, by the board in agricultural inattors, and hfe "was glad to help them' along in - their schemes for the welfare of: the city and tte district. A REMINISCENCE To speak on technical subjects as they affected the distcict the speaker said would be usiirping the province . pf Mr, Fairfield,; t/ho from his long tesideflCD^here was, in toucTi with bem.' He might,.,however, state that he was in Lethbridge. a few months before M.r. Fairlield, and was at a meeting lield in the 'Lethbridge hotel in 191)1 and spent some .'time, on a trip due to it, visiting Magrath and Mountain View, getting into touch 'with't^ie Mormons.who ivere then the only settlers there. Much progress bad been made since those days, and he congratulated the city on the substantival nature of.'its. improvements in tlie matter .of> buildings,-Parks, streets sind street railway. They were a credit to the community for the size of the city,, andlfor the time in �which.-iii has existed, r * IN^jSREST- IN~ THE FARMER Mr', ; Grlsdale . oon'gfatulated . the Boardj'.of ;Trade oh the interest taken, in tli^-farmers. Mahy-Jcities are prw^ to lo&k,6n*the farmer as being outside,; forgetting that ; the prosperity - of the. city i.and of ithc province, -par-ticulariyr tli^t of Alberta, depended on hiiri. He -itegretted: that "iiiost city boards;did,hpt pay attention to this .'/phasfe'.-Tlie hbjsi'sighCof vitality and succ&s fte tlieii future were shown by -, the 4ity of Lethbridge in the interest taken*;'i�v.);-ag|iicultute,', This -district was^it'Qne-tirne regarded as a graz--ijig QQUptry only), the', swiftness r. with .which; it had been settled by farmers was ^.fim^zihg. There had been partial drawbacks,; but, it -wa's not expected ^that farmers could' g^t'along without them, dhecks.must.be anticipated. TriE; DROUGHT A BLESSING  Last-yoat's drought, said Mr. Gns /dale, was the .best, thing that could have happened in that it would imprest farmers' with '.the: necessity, of doing tJiiiigs'in aiGcrt^in, way, and m the right way. On the .experimental farmis the best methods of: grow\ng crops had been experimented on. Nature niaj? be kind but nine'but of ten lamera would fail unless proper metlibds. were employed. ' Oil: a .trip" made'trom Bassano to Bwilt Gurrent. by the speaker last fall he said he'had met many farmers who had' come in , from districts where dry-farming-was not practised They ,sa,id they did not practise the Baino jind were gving to follow their own methods. If so, ho told them, his advice Avas they had better get out.'Now every'farmer is an enthu-Jastio dry, farmer, . ; ABUNDANCE OP M01�TUKE , From;" the Rockies' to Moose Jawj from.Qalgary,, Empress and Kenex to the "bthe'iaispatches � say, have concentrated greatly increased forces ;.p{i tjroQPs in the" Uszbk pass ' t-aml7�'^&rrbj^ -^oirt^^ '. m^at&i ,TOtetn'T;mj&.''iiic^^ attacks on theVA�'strtahs..;'^Ke.,correspond of the'-nfcjVsipSp�r'Anap, says 'these attacks hive"beeh'Successfully; repulsed. ITALY MOyeS TROOPS 'r:. aeueya,.,V^a,Paris, Mar.''^0.-r-ltalian'r military; headquarj*rsr It is tepdfie'H' here, - has ordereU .severia:! regiments Btatjpned'near the S^^iss.b'Srder, with bases -afcComo,.yarez and. Brescia, to move towards the Tyrolese .frontier, where Austrian troojps have been con-centrating during'the past fortnight. LAND ..-^v^ T Y ROL /\ fALTcrr/prA) TRJtSTI EVENTS ON THE AUSTRO-ITAUrAf4 FRONtiER-On the left of the map is Luino where the Italians seized supplies for the Krupp works. At TjTol and Trieste the Avistrlans are construfeting defences and mobilizing troops. They have dynamited buildings near Lake Guards and -torn down part of the town of Roveredo, which might ibe in the way of artillery fire. "SCRAP OF P mm SCRAP IN THE i jCHCtt. BOARD 0---��-, Fight Over C.P.R. Exemptions Between the Chairman and Trustee Davidson "Scrap of paper" scraps have invad ed the school /joard, and the special meeting last night was a scrap of the old time Donnybrook order. The split in the board developed openly last night over the C. P. R. exemptions. Just when It was thought the old scores had bK been carefully folded away in mothballs for safe keeping, they broke out again. -Chairman McKlUop and Trustee Davidson were the storm centres. She nieeting was as peaceful as the usmU calm, before a stonn up till tei^o'c'lock. Then the storm broke. Here was the cause: Wh^nthe C. P. R. was negotiating, tor allocation, for the southern Al--herta superintendent's division last) tall they demanded that It be put ,upon the bdoks that .the old aigreemeat^ ot 1905^^^e, with the 'city council exempting;, the corporation for fifteen years, jncla'de the icboo] taxes. The agreement-always had exempted, the school taxes', and when, made, it was -intended that, it shoiiid until the agreement expired. The ratepayers h^ voted on it and given their sanc-'tlffi. �;>.- ""ut during 1914 there were some-little money matters, in, dispute. between the city counci'l and- the school board, and one of the members of the-board found out that the city had aei'-, er had the right to exempt the CP. R; from paying school taxes on their., railway yards here. Accordingly^ a tax notice was sent to the company whereupon the C. P. R. offlcials :8at; �up and took notice. The axnount;ot taxes involved on the right-of-way. and yardage room through the city'! is variously, estimated at from |li'.0,o: 1.0 S2200 which the school board' ii^. 'iosing by the 1905 agreement. When the negotiations tor placlng. - superintendent here -were .under .> .> .> ? : .> : SCHbOL PUPILS TO � SALUTE THE FLAG - > At the special meeting of ? the' school board last night, > the board, on the suggestion ? ' of the I. O. D. .E., decided that ? BY MINERS Vote 5 to 2 in Favor of Adopting New Two-year Agreement TURNED DOWN AT VERY FEW CAMPS DOWER RIGHT FOR 1 IraportanJ^ BilF IntroduGed: in: the Legislature to Protect Married Women YAI^KEE LASS AND HER SOLDIER Ayhom she came thousands of miles to marry. A midsummer Muskoka.. romance culminated^ at"; St. i; Mattblas Church, Toronto, last Sunda.v,In''the marriage oC Private G. N. H. Dymond of Toronto, 2nd Overseas; Contingent, to Miss Norah Kay of Aberdeen,- Wash. The soldier got two, days' leave of-.absence for the honeymoon,: and jnay leave any moment for,the-front,;--Th9y met 10 Muskoka 'iaBt.summer.-'tbefore the war." way the C. P.'R. insisted t'hat the let-, ler of the 1905 agreement be lived up to, and the city council, declaring that the ratepayers had voted in favor of the agreement, asked the school board to nasB a resolution stating that they would agree to "have " the charter amended making this clear; , The amendment sho.uld have gone through at the October session of the legislature, "but for some reason it did not. -Meantime the C. P. R. kept urging that the c'iause be Inserted in' the charter and at a recent meeting of the school board the resolution was re-afflffirmed. It was thought unanimously. Chairman McKIIlop opposed the .exemption last summer, and still opposes it, and when the resolution'was p.ut he did not vote "for" it. Neither did he.vote against and it was taken for granted that he acquiesced. Jlessrs. Wallace and Davidson were sent to Edmonton to support the exemption amendment on behalf of the hoard. When the matter reached the committee, Hon. J. R. Boy'ie, minister of Education stated that he had; received a telephone message from Chairman McKiUop of the Lethbridge School Board stating that he was oP:' posed to the amendment. ' The fat was in the fire right, when that was announced and the missionaries from the south s'wore thoy had beep double f crossed. And that was the. little '.'scrap;; of ipaper" that started the rowJast night, 'Trustee Davidson accused Chairnian McKillop of going opposite to the stah'd taken by the school'hoafrd'llh this matter. The chairman maintain; ed that he never had b'een and never would be in favor. It was pointed put to him rather pointedly however, tha.t his own opinion was not that of the school board,, that he was chairman of the, hoard and, would have to, do the will of the board In school "matters. The other trustees supported Mr. Davidson In pointtnig out that Mr. McKillop had misused his authority as chairman of the board. Thectoss talk was hot and heavy, but "was-ifln� ally dropped because the amendment is now on the books. -There are.likely, however, to be eohoesrof th^v'iU--tie scran-at the meeting of the North iiethbridge. ratepayers tonight. _.! ') Edmonton, March 2H.-(tipecial).- Alberta wives will have the right to dower if they want it. In the legislature today the attorney-general'introduced a bill providing for an equal interest in the home for every wife -in Alberta. She is given the right to .iifle'a caveat which will deliver her j,eayAl-'^iSh.t_.to the estate -with husband .and prevent his disposing of it, .mortgaging it, or willing it away without her consent. The right of .caveat aplies only to that portion of ithe � 'estate ' which constitutes the liomc; This is effective so far as far-iiher's are concerned, giving ninety-five per'cent, of the farmers' wives equal rights in the farm. In the urban localities it applies to the property occupied' as a home. LONG' SESSION DEVELOPS Very little progress was made in the House today. Stories about Eas-lir prorogation are dreams. The iHouse may sit two weeks yet unless ielcclion development at Ottawa causes' a stampede. There will be a de-ibatc oh the railway policy and on railway � matters . in general. Other Camp For Ag'st Lethbridge......... 225 180 Taber.............. 165 45 Commerce.......... 65 50 Fernle ............. 662 181 CarbonUale ...... 150 27 Coleman ........... 245 28 Frank ,............ 67 7 Bellevue............ 192 209 Btalrmore ... ...., .... 6 23 Hillcrest............ 324 18 Coalhurst........... 52 100 For two years at least, uptll April 1st, 1917, there will be industrial peace in the coal camps of Alberta and southwestern B. C. Above are the votes of the main camps along the Crow's Nest Pass in the referendum taken by the union men yesterday on the new agreement, showing that by about 5 to 2, the men are in favor of the continuing at work and accepting the new agreement arrived at Calgary between their representatives and the coal operators. So far as the Herald figures go, only two camps voted against the agreement. It .failed to find favor in Belleyue and "Blalrmore, but in Fernie Hillcrest and other camps the sentiment 'tt'as overr..pithe_ad! strikeB.  ! .,A-Iarge vote-was polled at aH the .camps.-., 1�. THE MILI-TARYj CROSS' This new war decoration which the present Great War has brought-, has been struck at the Royal Mint from the design by Mr. Henry Farnham Burke, C. V. O., C. B., F.'S. A, The cross bears in the centre - the letters Cr. R. I.' and on each, arm of the cross is the Imperial Crown. Admits That Much Bjejfpre tht Public Accounts Comiini|l other-towns he thought it inadvisable ? 30';-The funeral of Mrs. Bor- > to tie the company down until a con-; Robert Borden, will take place a certain route compulsory might in- at Grand Pre on Wednesday at ? Edmonton, March .30'.r-^(Sp,eclsi;)- "I Jiave no.eharg^ to Ja/,*"-saJd.-'Tif^M. Tweedle, before the; public aocQui^tJl committee this -mdrninig. He;wanted to calj;,out8ide.-!en5rip�sr6'..iQ slVe dence; on/the' C.^l^.'-fR,..- �Uwa;^,-^^'0 str.uctlon s^nd gOY.ernpient; meinbgrs objected oii the ground, that he miist lay. .a.'Oharge, if .heAint?,ndB .to,;try and prove something;, w?9ng;'\^^ ^,^.,., committee ha#,d.fei.�!!e)?nc %t'b!iti�ar^'|iSn.�.oi,,..-th6�%' Ibst, Ing procedure:and. ):,hP �ov:eifijiiient lOf-fers every possible-faplllty-torqajling all government entplp.ye.e8. an,d others connected with the'.work,",but hot to go outside that liijlesB. there is/Bopie allegation of wrong,,"! or -maladhiittls-tration, Mr. Tweedie refuse's to lay a charge, says he has none, j; ^he idea is to ask for''pomething Which would, be refused find ralsg! the-cry that the governmeTitlsafraid of an Investigation. He: has r been offered all possible Information rand i w,ill bring up the auestipn: of outside evi dence in the House,today. , - ; A large deputation^ oft- wholesalers and credit .men from.jGalgary and Ell-monton- interviewed ,-^Preml^r -, Sifton this morning askingv-for. an amendment to the; Bulk .S,kle8, Act, princl-pal'iy that men., entitled -.to pay one hundred cents 'op .the dollar should be Drohibited .fronij; ael.ling, without the conseiit of' six(g(i pei; cent 'ot (he credit men and. theit'the -present act opens the way,- to. tpof much irregularity and unfairiie'ssV-The .Premier, ire-plying, said he had fniatiy. tfepresenta-tions from merchahts .aiid.. .others against, a change, 'it; Is .a.'.Vej'J: .serious question and he.. promised, bjest consideration, i'.-;,? VV- "V; ,.'1 MURDER IS Sinking of African line Falaba, Cold Blooded Murder BRITAIN'S ANGER SMOULDERS T0DA1 volvfe-the road not being built at all, and the thousands of settlers dependent on. it w-ould be grievously disappointed. On a standing vote the house decided to let the company do its own surveying. The estimates were further considered today and are ready for ratification. .3'o'clock; , The body will be > laid to rest, in the old Presby- ? ? terlan funeral-ground at Grand Pre,; where lies her husband * > "On Sunday. > ? ** J* ** 4* ^ *C-�  *t* *8� '^V'>sr'- LIEUT. GEN. yO^ KUSjMANEK Przemysl which, fell recently. "Now a Przemysl which fell reteentlty.'-Now a Russian prisoner..r.,.^ - . '|', : f- 'f Escheating of Estate of WetaskiwSti German j^evelpps Into Rights Fight London, March 30.-Great Bri'taiiv is smouldering m anger over the toi' pedoing by the German gubmarlne the steamers Falaba and AqulU-, bi}1 cbnfidence is expressed that the latest outbursts of undersea activity" , will have no effect on the .movements British ships, 150 LIVES LOST London, March 29.-Upwards oUBi lives were lost in the Blnking^, bv German submarines of the Alrlct liner Falaba and the British atesim Aguila bound from Liverpool forvLii bon. ^ The Falaba, which was torpedun. the'^lfloolist eratlont againiit ^�hgland. . ' �ONLY FOUR MINJjg>5a., The captain ot-jt\ii^a.\&tm;i^^i min.utes to get his  ^jJawengers �| crew into the boats, but, aobbl to survivors, before this was .j-SL sible a torpedo was fired strtking'ti engine room and causing a tetriblj explosion. ; Many persons were killed and J: steamer sank in tea minutes. .' Trawlers which happened toi be? the vicinity fCscued molt of thoi who were saved ; others got away the boats which were ready i launching and which li^ere quickly lo ercd when the ordei was given-abandon the ship. , EMMA CAPTAIN, A HERO Cardin, March 30.-It wa� entire! due to the foresight of Capti Wright, of the steam drifter Emi that many more lives were not *!! in the sinking of theliner^Falabai' he was able to sareMuore that Many of these were transfeztwl'! otliiec boats and altogether 11# w virors including the-Chief were landed at Millord Haven believed that 24 others: wexeUTed: One man told he he was in the?: jri ter for an hour before he-was up. GERMAN KULTUR 7"'* "Barely ten minutes after-we&| ceived the order to leare/the ahipj' before the last boat had lieep lo^ ed," he said, "I heard a report"/! the vessel heeled over. The-Gr- * had actually flred a torpedo 'range of about 100 yards, when-I could distinctly see a large aumi ot passengers and the ctew, Inclvidi] the captain, the purser and othej,,: fleers were still on; board: �iv NOTHING BUT MURDER?^; "It was a dastardly thing to dp. was nothing but murder in,; blood. When we had been in: the bo for two hours we were picked up the Eileen .Emma and two oti trawlers. At six o'clock in the mg a destroyer came.along, togk-i on board and landed us at MiUoi Haven." "The submarine' was flying German ensign. It was murderoi The. people .were swimming arohave been saved.' .;-.Edpionton, March 29.-(Special).-: Alberta:has a provincial rights fight on its'hand similar to the great fight Oliver, Mo wat won for Ontario some-years ago. The .Dominion government is cliainiing the eschewated estate in this province. Not,satisfied with taking: all the natural resources, oil leases- and almost everything m sight, the federal government is now reaching out- for. the estates, of parties who die intestate. . Recently a German died at Wetas-)(iwin, .intestate, and the provincial gp.vernm^nt, according to the privilege^': ;�ud * rights enjoyed by other provinces, escheated, the estate, no heirs'' lielrig ih sight. The attorney-general has been - served with notice by the attorney-geheral for the Dominion; of an action to recover, and Mr.,;! Gross' in reply states that � Alberta will light to a finish for its rights, ,'rhe-case .will comeup in the Exchequer Court, and Mr. Frank Ford has been retained to present the case is .-identical with the historic battle >V|ged by. Ont^ilo's former premier, an^'iA Ibetta does.;not propose to yield \ts .rights jvithout a fight and .the govefOjjnent .Jg^^flilite confident that the.prpyiiijpvvlU win out. Consider- ing that Premier ",Boifden-promised the west its -resources -it ' sefems strange that his government should now reach out  for'^thc -escheated -estates. It looks %'ery much like deliberate oppression ot Alherta. To amplify Alberta's position m-the-matter , of I escheated estates, -'Mr. Gross--today I introduced a bill.'dealing .with estates of this character,- the bill providing for Alboriathe same.rights: as Ontario and other prbvmccs arc enjoying. If yt,js'a-?.asejOf .lighting, the famous Ontario - .battle .'o\'er -again with Albeita as the*;b^ttlp ground, the goveinment*�l�*^n^y-^i' i MANITOBA HOUSE RISES Winnipeg, Man,, Mar. 29.T-Proroi tlon of the Manitoba Iej^8latureis:ii pected to take place on .Thursdax'* this week. The past toW;days, hr' been days of desultory bu8ttfeSiii',i.Jti today's session lasted only flfty'3:' utes. The opposition motlonyf extension ot the trancblse to>^ being voted down. ' ' > ' ' ANOTHER CALGARY CASt Calgary, Mar.; SO.TrLauoe' .C John A. Rosher, of th'e;Prln9_ w'hose death was.included .'inl: terday's casualty �U^s, known in Calgary; i^foing:-member ot the Q.; P. ll.,,Nei>| Btair. . ^....... ;