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INTERNATIONAL WATERS.

Issue 21 and Volume 37.

INTERNATIONAL WATERS. An Ottawa, Ont., dispatch of May 2 is to the following effect: “Telegraphic dispatches from Washington do not correctly represent Canada’s position in the dispute with the United States over the taking of water from Milk river for irrigation purposes. The Canadian government has not refused to negotiate in the matter, but what it says is that the condition of other waters on the international boundary should be considered and not simply Milk river. There are half a dozen points or more along the boundary line where parties in the United States are alleged to be improperly diverting waters, and, when the Ottawa government consented to appoint representatives to the International Waterways Commission, its idea was that all these questions should be taken up and dealt with on their merits. But the Washington authorities very perversely argued that the scope of the International Commission was limited to the…

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