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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XTH, TWELVE PAGES WEDNESDAY, APRIL TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 09 IRRIGATION ISSUE WILL COME BEFORE LEGiSLATURETODAY 3remier Stewart Apparently Adamant in Plan for Restricted Guarantee of Lethbridge Northern Bonds, But' Some Members of Government and Many Priyate Mem- bers Favor Full Guarantee Plan Under Present State of Money Mar- ket Would be Tantamount to Shelving Whole Question for Year. -._'... Rental Tax Kicked for foal f> Legislature Reverses-Vote (Special lo The EDMONTON, Aprli Leader Ramsay of tho Opposition In legislature declares the government can find only-. businesslike and logical nothing but fullest support for the Lethbrldse Northern Irriga- tion project Brlg.-Genernl Stewart, member for UeihbrldBe, expresses the same view. The qulel, earnest ilatement of (aota by Chairman Crofts of the Lethbrldge Northern tiai created a great Impression on the members. Comes Up Today (Special to Tho Herald) .EDMONTON, April la under- stood hero that, tho Irrigation INslrlct' will bo in the hands of the members of the legislature Wed- nesday after the second reprinting; :ilso'l'ao redrafted special act for aid to tho'.LQthlirldge Northern irrigation district..' The fjrst lianied may come lietore'lUc on Wednesday after- 'Oii: Tho original proposal ot tho govern- ment to give the l.ethbrMja Xorlliern n" guarantee. o( two years' Interest is unchanged In the special act as It will BO before tl'io legislature. T. W. lirotts, chairman of !he Ivethbrtdje Northern, arrived on Monday, and S 3. Shepherd, solicitor for tlie district, is also hcra to further press the claims the JUiricl. Chairman Jlarnocli ot 'the Irrigation Development dalloii has iieen on the ground. for ilays. All Iheso parties are ihinK to press upon the minis- ,ur3-of the cabinet the urgency of a. .ill guarantee of -Vthe'- [orlhern' It bains'felt upon y'lcparirbni'best informed quarters ft Ottawa that; with siich.a. gu_aian: Uio Dominion would finance, flip-; despite the fact- i-goverhmentLreKlizcs Iho -of.the of the bonds at a price ibing proceeding witU and espe-" 'inlly df.'6eTtlricVbfgli priceifor-th's-' ionda of, the new irrigation enter- prises of the premier, notwithstanding his speech, in the houso on Saturday to the effect that present financial conditions malse Hie floating bl new issues..almost impos- sible except nt a prohibitive discount, apparently declines emphatically to go further (hi: two-year Riiaraulee "jmipossl, anil appears steadfastly to inalntnln Ibo iittltuda of holding aloof from asking Dominion to help In the financing. Private Members Sympathetic On other hand, many private meuiliors and some ministers, fully utnlerstnnfi'iig the circumstances and unless the riridgc Northern goea aheail all frrl. cation development In tbe sonth Icscs n whole yoiir, feel Elronsly that tlie only progress possible along sound Jluancial Hues which will induce thor- oughly "reUablo contracting firms to becoiiio iutcrealcd .in tendering on tlio oonstrnctlon, lies In Getting the Dominion to Ulto Iho bonds at par on tho ijrovirice's guarantee, 'llaclcoil and farmers cJ the district are hero today making representations to tho governmcnt nlong Ihoso lines. general feel- ing Is lliafall avenues to rid In these projects should ho thor- oughly explored, and that the prov ince should keep Jhe door open lo the only'Process evidently possible for the1 sound financing and contract' ing of'the-prilled; otherwise it would to better to ho conlonl to shelve tho I whole question of Irrigation extension in Southern Alhorta for a whole year. Contrary to some expectation northern. members -of the are sympathetic, many, promis Ing to attend the, Western Canada Ii i-Igalion convention in July to loo over the irrigation districts of til sonth. What. Nsw Act: (Special' to (ho Herald) HDMONTON, -April the printed Irrigation Dislrtct.Act, placed I to HeraMI. Ko elrcns ivas'lhe that after GOVERNMENT WILL AID "m PLACING ALBERTA COAL IN THE EAST EDMONTON, April WcX- [.another 'dcbate-ftthe Medicine Hat 1 the Medicine Hat rental value bill In bommitleo tori nice out of tia houso Ihe fneoibar.1! jhn redraltlng qjitha Clause by. an- urned around again Tuesday after-.; other- roto of ejmosteven, noon In committee of the whole andUnd the subject will probably not be footed, this legislative football over i concluded until Modlclfle Hat char-, ho goal, by a score of 29 for to 17 j jor Is dealt wltti' by a iivislon in the j gainst. Tho debate, one of tho bit-] house. i erest ot the session, was entirely lie-1 i .Tho vote, as i void ot political lines, ministers dlv.ld-. it from tho galleries, follows: ug with Ihcir loader. Premier.Charles for. the Speiicv-r, Xledi Stewart, who strongly opposed Iho principle of tha tas, atid opposition nembcrs vpiiug with the government combe; Edniorrton; Ram Che only solid block wcra the In- fey.'North Mfnontciu -Mow. South Jeoendents present, who voted against Calgary; Barker, Lac Sis. Anne; I.un- _ eiVing Hie rental tax privilege to lledi- dy, Sloney Piajnj: Crawford, South Ed- fall cine Hal; Hudson, Waimvrlshl; Gen, Stewart. .Gllmour, La- 7--Prein- ler Stewart definitely promUed a, deputation of Northern Al- berta coal operators tbat the govsrnine.at wouM send a rep- to Ontario, this or summer, to present advances using Al- bsrta'.coal'in eastern markets. also lold the coil tuen that lio possibility of the coal Vuc ot flTo cents a ton be- Jiuj lifted. The would have to remaln.'be.sald; but Ihe gov- ernment was wllllbjj to epend a portlcra of- tlie revenue thus raised tin publicity or other ways to Benefit tho BERLIN DENOUNCES OCCUPATIONWHILE FRENCH ADVANING monlon; Cunnlnghara, .Ppnoka (all opposllfon Ver- milion- lion. A'. G. Jla'cKay, Athabas- ca: Hun I'.. Medicine Hat; Montgomery, iled Deer; Hon.1 Unncati MaVslialV Olds; Boud reau, Sf. Le fti Warner: Hee, ,PjTef; Eaton, liana .Hills; Sk'yd.lng, Mscleod; Prud- (ieui Stotller. Against tQi; V Hoadley, Ohotoks; Lowefyy- Alexandra; Camp- bell, Hocky mem- also L'r'o'fJijer Stewart, Sedge- wick; Davidson, Djds- biiry; TnrKeohii, State, ClearKiter; -lie- Donald, White- ford (all also Weir, Mac- overseas representatives; Ho88, Moore. Total, 17 French Occupy Hamburg, Nine Miles North of Frankfort- Another German Militarist Plot Discovered Involving Ludendorf Government Troops in Essen "Times" Declares Action of French 'in Sending Troops Into Germany Only Possible Answer to Berlin. PrilllC U IIIMiAWVU i i'i lilTl I .....mean that further Districts to be. formed will hiita'tp sell'their deben- tures subjeqt.ito Any..citarjCE, mortgages and "encumbrances the laud prior .tpj tbb .debenture issue. liens, upou This practically means Jhat new district a special bill from leglBlature'-guartnteelug mortsagea as the Nprtljera', Bpeclal .att does before financial hpuses would become Interested in. ifebsuture's.' Land Set By Wyoming Purchaser Lord French Declares Reign of Terror is What Sinn Fein Want i clei SEVERAL PROSPECTIVE __ cleir.y Undfr.llift toi-pis the Meili- crrUr'mr cteMr anSendment -which resident of JS STRONGER THAN Medicine' Wat imus housfl nn'J payiiig have i to -iiay. in addition ienrper ,cent. on his METZ, troop! on the right bank of the Rhine con- tinued their advance, occupying Hamburg, nine miles north of Frankfort, at 6 o'clock. BERLIN DENOUNCES INVASION BERLIN, April of German cities in the neutral zono by French troops was denounced in an official stalemest dealing with tihrj Incident here today. It is declared the. government did everything to prevent what Is described at this' "unheard of action, which is neither In accordance with the sense of the ptace treaty or its scope, and is out of proportion with the Insignificance of our measures In the Ruhr MILITARY CONSPIRACY DISCOVERED BERLIN, April great military conspiracy, which was to been a Bavarian parallel to the recent Berlin revolution, has been dis- covered In Munich, it was announced today. Part of the plan was that Gen. Ludendorff bs made dictator over Bavaria, and Or, Helm, the Bavarian Spartaclst, a sort of oivll and economic dictator. "Times" Approves Advance HIPHFTJ PAY UPiR I French MlUnrjK rAI taken the oniy course afler such N.'S. COAT- MINERS, warnings as they have given the Ger- _________ says the Times today, discus- OTTAWA. April Canadian1 French advance into-Cc'" Pressl-An increase .in the scalo' lhe nBWBpaper SS.' Im 'Up in of "Development- fril Canad- ian the nat- ural resources 4f the three prairie provinces, tKe question of a boun- ty fcr the rfe'velopmisht of ihe.lron industry shore of Lake Superior, Dominion-wide leg- islation covering the sale 'of min- ing slock a'nti several equally im- portant matters, are to'cbme up for dlscusslortrin the.house, prob- ably this a blan- ket resolution to be Introduced by R.-J. Manlon, "Fort Vyniiam, and reading: "That In the opinion of this house, it Is advlsabje that the gov-. ernment should, as soon as poss- ible, bring-forward a policy hav- ing for its object the development of the naturaV resources of Can- ada." Dr. W, D, Cowan af Regir.a, Ic intending to ask what Is being done In regard to tho tnnsfer of natural lo the provincial governments. Such an action, It is pointed out, would relieve the .federal hoiiii of a whole lot of responsibility. J. A. Campbell, member for The Pas, will also discuss this feature and has several questions lo ask about the geological, survey de- partment which, it is said, Is now In need considerable enlarge- ment. COALDALE, April of the most important land tran- sactions that has over taken place III this district was made'.a few i days ago when the farm lying just' south of belonging. to; Mr. S.-B. Cline was sold to D..LIylnflstbn of Wyorning.- .THIs; his been 'known; as the.Nor- v and vis's sold to, Cllner.; last- fill for an acrev 'the price paid by Mr; Livingston'was S165 air icre.- No equipment' of kind aoes with the place'. This Is hlgKest prke that has been paid for farm lands rie're' and establishes a new scale, of prices for close-in Mr. Livingston will, be'a most va'lu-... able addition to'the district Hf is considered one of the 'farmers In the Big Horn Basin o Wyoming., and Is first authority along agricultural lines in thst country. Fcr ;the past couple of years he has been county treasurer cf Cody, Wyom- ing, which position he reslgfieu'.tp'' take up fzrmlng operations In'-- this district. He is one of.-'the best and most favorably known men of the dlctnci from which he comes. He will. arrive with: his family this wee'K to take charge of the place. Both of these transactions were made through the Suggltt and-thcy are to be congratulated upon the class of citizens they are bringing in. The district'is rorry to lose Mr. and Mrs. Cline, but as climatic conditions did agree Mrs. Cline it was thought beU to try a lower altitude. Mr. Livingston .will be amongst ofd friends in this district n4 hejolns quite a number, of neichhors'who have preceded him from Wyom- .ing. Quite a number of pro5peo'iye purchasers from and. Washington have been in during the past week, waiting for the snow to go off, STUDEBAKER CUTS MELON the 'koiii'e.-'fhe .'council-.pits a: rental .estimate o.I 'at think It would'rent rnonlh, mid I'ihe owner therf.pfKa to tho city' iii.add.itlori-'tbiliS'-raBnS.ir prou- erty lai 'pnyminf. Is ask- In E for. ;lp'jts char- ter: ________________ .Coal Company Is recommended in a rno unMf mil K1! report made to the minister oMauor EVER I'ORHOMb RULfc, 0{ conciliation..which In- vestigated the dispute between Ibe company and men. In recommending tlie increases, th'e members of. the boiifu stele that they wish U dlslincl- ly understood thai the now scale is 0, gorernraent not as liign as It would like to fii It Is bas'cil, however, on lhe .company's ablli'y lo pay. Bill For a Million Dollars Aid to E.D. B.C. in Legislature House Divided As To Aether Shooting Should Be Allow- cd For Whole Month. LONDON, April un- confirmed reports of a Sinn Fein plot for an armed uprising in Ire. [and'were'based on fact, accord-, ing to the Irish police. They state that they; are In possession of in- formatipfi> not, only indicating a rising waj.Intended, .but that cor- tain Qermiti's'ih Berlin had engag- furnish 'TnVthis'.eonnectlqn, Thomss J. bublin business: man and tlje.- De- 1 of, 'defin- it'e. been "pre- ferred'against him, blit the Irish' his arrest was'ef- fected afterthey had learned that lie treaty with tlie "Germans "fe.r; arms and..am- munition.'r. s 'A With' the pol- ice linked that of Baron" Lewis von Horst, a former resident of the United States, who is now in Berlin, it Is jlleged- Loughlln was negotiating. lhe Inhabitants of. Berlin. Is very wholesome. We '.rust it also will he fell by the German military and their, ar-cornplices iu -WillielmslraEse." i Hope is erpressed by the newspap- er that it will not be necessary for others of the allies to advance into the Ruhr district, "but. should the con- m its Inability to control general matters make It uecessaiy. public opinion in ncglend, we arc convinced, will Insist (Contltued-on Page Jbur.t GREEKS ADVANCE IN ASIA MINOR. Trappei and Lumberji Frozen lo Death N'ear The Pas. TUB TAS, Man., April ed by three small piles of unlit-flro- wood and sHtinff inr, an-upright' tion, the bony of Lea Jllle, a Irappsr from Sioux Falls, Iowa, was found on TOnON'TO. A'jrii Mail anil j'Moose Lake by'Indiana. Lost.in a to3ay publishes Hie foliowinsl ruging blizzard while bringing In his ATHENS, 7. Greek troops hate "been supreme mililary Council of to advance In Asia MInir In of Ual attack by Muslapha Kemal They hive occupied a strategic piiM'on east of the sector they hive held around Smyrna, accord- iijg to a dispatch to news- paper Ethncs. RECOQNIZE EUMOXTOX, April took TOle 6! the house to determine wheth- j.Cgaj lodge 'frftrj cr iho bViickon sliooting season should Wj5 be In effect Ihis year for two llis rti-cnt Ihreals, or n mbnlh, amendments to Hie I cable Dally Express corresponrteut-'in "I InlcrViowed Lord French today, jusl afler lio bad returned lo Iho vice- ride. 1 asked him after the attempt committee, of. o up in committee, of. )s aiways a 0[ ;i stray shot, of 'uesday afternoon. Tho i fln irishman loves a horse, iortened the season to t ,mo Onma Act came up 111 3 whole on Ti amendments tho last Iwo weeks In October from Iho Join to the 31st, and were finally adopted. Morkenberg' (Innlsfill) express- ed the opinion that this was not long winter catch of furs-there was .svld- ence ho had'made heroic'attempts to light the wood to save himself from freezing. This is the second fatality, from freezing reported here in '.the last week. A lumberman named Peier Lappa was found, lying in tlie snow shot, of' within a mile of the Iowa, .where ha had got lost in a blinding snowstorm and. perished. 'ihcro "'i'hs viceroy admilled, however, were loo unsafe fur] CANADIAN ACE'S SON DIES him at present to visit his property, j I asked him concerning tho rumors j ALBANIAN INDEPENDENCE ROJIB, April tloii ot the government and autono- mous constitution of Albania has Jiccn extended by-the llalisn government, according to the Epoca. CHINES! AVIATOR FORCED TO DESCEND enough, especially as Prairie Chickens were more numerous this year luaii; for a long timo past. Joseph McCal-' thought Iho same According to Jlr. that he is about to resign. thins. ________ Vegrevlllo constituency .Is the place lo go this, year lo hunt the ciickens as Ihey arc very there. Tho premier, however, thought dif- ferently, and further said that chlck- TOKONTO. April Victor Bishop, two-seeks-old ion of i Lioul.-Col. W. V.O.. the "it'islnVo'V'aminotcrt Canadian airman, died Joseph at Col. homo; here, not resigning.' CALGARY, April Tho Chinese aviator, Urn On, who started yesterday fly from Saskatoon lo Calgary, -wan com- pelled to descend at Biggar, a cylinder bursting throngh frost being the cause. Me is Tetnrn- ins to Saskatoon. T m 'Tbe nftxt natural question was! about the.Irish Eiluallon. salt! Viscount French, 'does not.'ur.derstani Ireland one bit. A aeclton of iho press is full of mis- leading' statements. Their criticism is ons were becomlnK very scarce In ihn t A to the tiralrio illslrlcls. The hnuso Una >i wtat ,mvC they lo fnok a "landing vole and Iho niajorlly Qn aUcrllatlvc? xothlng bill declared for the two week s season. NKW YORK, April board of directors of the SUidebaker Corpor- nlion of America, automobile manu- facturers, At a mecling hero yc'ster? dny, declared a slock dividend of 33 1-S per cent, on of outstanding common Flock. The dividend Is pay- able'May 5 to holders ot record April i 13. This additional slocfc will carry I tho iliviilend payable June 1, It la'nn- nonnccd. r corisldcr.'.blo delate the clause In the bill which would have provid- ed a 55 license fee 'for any firm slor- ins prairie chicken or other wild gimo was .slrac'c out. (Special to Tho Herald) EDMONTON, April Infl his relief bill for one million dollars' aid to the.Edmonton, Dun- vegan and British Columbia Rail- way tin .the. house Wednesday Premier Charles Stew-, art told the railway cor.mlttee that ins money only wotilU lie ex- pended upon the province coming Into full operating control of the line. This, however, does not mean displacing'the present McArthur interests of thclr position ac owners. Tfio premier said such an attempt would result In end- less litigation, the ultimate result of which probably would not be successful. Rather, the Intention of the government Is lo arrive at an ,-irrangement with the McAr- thur Interests so as to iaka Ihr. Slace of the bondholders, appoint a receiver, and ftpemle ths lino until (he McArthur.. Interests either can sell It, or the Domin- ion government take It over, A vital question was asked by Oeo. Hoadley Oko- loks, when he queried: "Will the premier definitely that the present management of the rail- way will no longer "Well, I don't know what to say In reply to returned Mr. Stewart, "except that If It'does, the government will not be inter- ested." Applause from bolli sldes.of the house greetad this statement'. Ear- lier In this spaeoh the premier said he had no doubt but the Mc- Arthur Interests, whom he said were "one" with the Union Bank, will be willing lo accept the nov- ernmenfi terms for operation of Hie railway. SPANISH RIOT IHJRCIA, Spain, April wore injured in a riot wliich "prose out during an Easter words, "Pcrwnhlly. I have always been a home ruler, tlio more so since 1 have been here. I lolally disagree with the Dublin CaPlln niolhoils, lint I havo hail splcmlld siU'povt from Piomlor Lloyd George aritl hniiar 'What.of the Sinn I asked, VVhat Sinn Fein Means Iritish Attitude To French Advance Will Be Announced Thurs. EiiFliinil want n of ter- ror cotntcrcil. "fhnt OTTAWA. April iutjuirj- whic'j lhe Hoard of Commerce v.'lll conduct into (he nl- legcil .combint: of iti Canada ____ Is poalponecl Indefinitely. Tlie board llial in vlsw of the fact Ilitit 'r 'f j lhe government lisa already Rone Into EGYPTIAN SITUATION GRAVE the Activities nf t.i silii, it 13 nol jnatifiad -s In Can- in proceeillnj; April C.-THCi-e ore grave rumors curipnt In Cairo, Ei la lhe Kxchnngu Tolnsraph jiany from lhe Kginlinn capital, regarding the silitallon In Pal- estine. The dispatch asfjrls lhat all permiln lo Palestine liavo ijeen1 slopiitf'l and the Iroops arc oolag recalterl fo Iheir slallons or. tho weslern lisnk of tho canal. N.i lellers are arriving In I'nlos- liiic. s April T.-'Annoimcenieut ish press inat France Is acting alone of Groat Jiritain'a altitude toward the i in the matter and that lhe British French move in Gerinany. Is.belnj; held i government does not approve of her In abeyance pending a meeting.of the i aclion, and the nowspapois arc a sit- ftiirveme council cf'prhmlera nnd am-line anxiously why. France is nctinir is what Th.n best which will convene i alone, anil why, it force is uccded, if liralns of I'ns (Wintn- ars behind the tomorrow and which is Mpeclcil to I is not nlliail force, Tlioy litvn nrgiintzcil an lhe Kiliiiktion. i Tliere is no disposition In the press avmy of WiliWC. it, Ii: T1 Kar, nf to deny that Oerrnany lias vlolalj- mcnltij; brlsadeil. coalrollcrl, ,0 was 'In !.nndor, Clt tlie nr lo lined and offlccrcil. ,Thoy formid-) icturncrt to I'sris to nttriiil tlif: uni'jiisiailora' conference Micro k is expected thai rl.iy'y in ram will frrreil to tile si'.premt: councii lien able. iiavo I'nrcr Ireasiifrrsr inn in a Cajholicinlslinfl.'" Frenrii thinks is evi- dence of .1 split in the ranks "f Ilie Sinn Fein. He 'rteolnrcil Iho of Slayer MncCurtnln of Cork1 tiiiit the GcrniBn Innkera I'ft- the ilf-signs attrilmtcd lo thinl by I'ranro. But tlie newspapers ..'lii.it isol.itcd acliort niay increase tho Tomorrows 1-oiiriofi conforcnoe is ;lt mceting of tho nm- cviincteil to largely In COUiicil. it is said Great Uri- vinw (he impm-Lants of the