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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. EIGHTEEN PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1920 EIGHTEEN PAGES NUMBER 102 House Prorogued at One O'clock Saturday Afternoon After a Fight 'HAT GETS RENTAL TAX AMENDMENT (Special to The Herald.) ITDMONTO.Nr, Alia..'April fession of Iho-Fourth'Alberta legis laturo; prorogued at 1 o'clock Satur- day afternoon after upending all morning HgtiUiig over Medicine Hat rental value tax claues In tbe city charter, fiDally jelling this tax lu by a vote cf 23 for, 15 .lEalcst, iu commit- tee of tlie wholo. Hon. A. ,G. MacKay, minister oil Jicalth a'nO inuulclpal affaire, whosej proposal Friday night to put R new4 amendment in tho.BIinontoD juaking.the voting franchise.condition-( nl bh the payriienl of a poll lo he offset against other taxes with- draw his proposal Ilius allowing tho KOmoatbn charier to go 4 h rough the houso wltbout a fight. Mr, 'MacKay, however, 'annouticeil that he intended bringing the pro-j posal-up at the next of the bouse In a general bill, that meanwhile Bll cities and municipalises should consider fhe subject. Tbe lifisia. of liia proposal Is that some- thing must bi> done to enlarge powers of cities'.tp tax their citizen's in order to pull IhsmselTes out of the difficult 'financial condition which are con- fronting nearly'. erery municipal or- ganization iu the prOTince, He threw out a that such u franchise limitation conditional on the Jiayment .of a poll tar "EolalefB-and alfiQiperniit of a iriau.; and {he tat HARDY PERENNIAL IN LEGISLATURE; ASK RESOURCES (ipeelsl to The Herald) EDMONTON, Alta., April House Saturday pasted a resolu- tion demanding action in the return of- the natural rtsourcea to the prev. Ince a> follows: "Whereas, desirable that) the questions involved in the matter of the transfer of the natural be settled without delay. "Therefore be It that in the opinion of this house the gov- ernment of Alberto ahogld urge upon, the jovernment of Canada the necessity existing for seeurlnj from the parliament of Canada at Hi pres- ent session whatever authority may be requisite or necessary for transfer to the province of the control of natural and for mak'ng ar- rangfcments to that en'd forthwith. x FRENCH NOTE TO BRITAIN OCCUPA TION fiAiRELIEVED TENSION Huns Gloat COUNSELS SLOW UNDER MONEY CONDITIONS With' Foundations for; Irrigation Extension Laid, Circum- Putting Up With One More Year's" in.Undertaking Construction. April, honsB plunged into-nnother fight 6n "theren- faV.lax of the assembled ,at.-10 morulnff.; Col.. son Spencer, moved to recpniinend to committee of the whole house tho Tvhich clanae struck it Friday nigltt in committee through a ruling oC Chairinan Jatnes McNaugh- 3cm. This 13 the second effort to have the. charter recommitted over tiio contentious rental clause7, aiul a long parliamentary wrangle resulted may keep tho housu in sesaton all day. Sat Till 1 A.M. Sitting until after 1 o'clock Satur- day morning, Iho legislature was un- able to complete its program of .work as the result of "battles over the- Medi- (Special'to VfiiT'rteraid) EDMONTON, April; lender certain ft might be wisdom to. put up with one mors year of preparation for irrigation 'extension .In'.Southsrn Alberta, was the gist of istats- ment made-tb" the. Herald repre- sentative by .Chairman" G, R- Mar- noch of. trie Irrfgatlon .Develop- ment Association In an. Interview last night reviewlhg'the.iltuation brought about by the action of the legislature .'matters though the.leajfer of Ir- rigation means convinced wlli'bV neces- sary. He now have bills, and know the feundatians we have to work It Is understood they will both-1 bt available In pafnphlel'.fprrri ;in about a fort- night V the strug- gles in the house the last few days forTor asainsf'ljiis itte'ri: omlHed to. be said, j would have llktd more eTnp.hasIs on what can actually be produced on Irri-f (Steel land and that levinth of the produce on pre-war prices, would amply care for all Interest and maintenance charges 'on the- Lethbridge Northern. "Particularly in view of the' present financial conditions, and' with the'knowledge that, If the Macleod, Rocky Coulee and Ba'r- ons-Carmangay areas come into- the district, the cost per acre of the whole project would be: not more'than per. acre instead of everything points to cainV Ion in progress and putting up with one more year of preparation so that all pitfalls may heiayold- and that when we do start, af- 'ter careful of rangements for financing and'con- traetlng wtih houses of establish- ed first-class reputation, We, wHI finish what will be one of' the most profitable irrigation 'enter-' prlMS on the continent." Pretjelent will .reach on 5Saturday: noon. Tbwnlhterest In Defgiult Provincb Will Not Make it Gdot (Special to The Herald) EDMONTON. April that some money should spen on Ihe A. and G. W., under .the. con bu merits to tho B. D. B. C. Hallway, B D and and n BOW amendment to (lie Bdmon- .were made In the legls- ton charter brought Hon. A. G. if ot ths MscKa'y, minister of lipalth and'muni-1 whole cipal Tha 'Medicine Hat rental (.is, a nov; 'rrinclple oC taxation dn tbo province whereby tenants must pay to tho ex- tent of 10 per cent monthly of tho residential rental as a tax to the city, was again thrown out toy the house, ihls timo on a parliamentary techni- cality raised rhy James (non. Nan ton, also climaxed on cicit- ,ing evening by endorsing the stand of the municipal law committee in kill- Ing the, Edmonton rolice commission after ft heated debate. Tho railway -bill, advancing 000 for the B. fe B. C. Railway Im- provements, finally was put through Bilcr a long wrangle. Lethbridge Drops Clause 'As tho result of the tight over the Jle'dlclne Hal charter rectal clause, when the iLethbridge clause came be- fore tlio lnjiim, Gen. 3. S. Stewart (op- .Lothbrldge, .who is steering it through the houso, move'd that the contentious' rental clause bo struck out.. Ininicdlalo approval followed this motion'and .tho Lethbridgo charier thK-cafter sailed smoothly through the troubled legislative waters. Mke tho JMeOlclno' Hat Charter amendments the bill carries a clause providing for it poll tax of (10 to be offset aga-iiisl finy other kind of municipal taxes paid citizens. Now Inspection Act Tbo, new .livestock inspection nil' which abolishes-local inspection uni provides for centralized control o( in specters under the direction of tho province also vis finally put, through committee of. (he whole house, New f.mendrocnfs Inserted Include clauses requiring certificates of inspection fore stock can ho slaughtered In abat- toirs mid a fine of }2fi for each cfVnsc shippers {all to furnish inspec- tors.wilh a. correct list of brands. Other bills which wero put on their course for third reading wore (ho Municipal Ulstricls Act, Ihe Town the. Village Act, and tho Domestic Animals Act. Disisension Afrtlj Satisfaction .dlspatehis ttlllnj of dltsen- tloh Britain and France regarilr.g.the action of the latter In Into Ger- man cltlM isSVof the Rhine, Is not concealed iy 'Iviwmi nswspspers, which that France will be liolatid: Is of designs which may .aWvcKs further blood- shed by the.Nsus Frsle which to Inter- vene to' prt vent fresh Other pa- pers speak ofTFranee as having re- ceived a "dlplwatlc defeat." 'The of France, as shown by'sfrscfnt speieh her rnlnlittr of-flMfice, Frederic Fran- oois-Msraal, is'.iommented upon by the which says her hat grawn-vvorse by a 'new drop lritthervijlue of. the while the German niprk has risen. BY STRIKE Is Conciliatory in Tone But Points to German Treaty Failures as Reason for Rapid Papers Fear Frcp.cK 'Acted Too Regulars Will Replace Black Troops in Frankfort. PARIS, April between the jlllss, re- garding ths French advance east of the Rhine may be completed In time to allow Premier Mlllerand to make a statement on the situation In the chamber-of.'deputTes on Monday, according to the Petite Pa'risten. BRITISH CABINET DISCUSSES SITUATION LONDON, April outline to answer, to the French'note with regard to occupation of Frankfort and otyer German cities was' discussed at a brlf.f meeting before the departure of Premier Lloyd George for 8sn Rerno. ANOTHER GERMAN REVOLT LOOMS UP .BERNE, April order Is being restored In the Ruhr region disorders there, a new revolt is reported dustrial town of Ptauen, in Vogtlsnd, Saxony. Communists attacked the pellce'and. German government troops after hard fighting occupied the poljce barracks and railroad ststion. and with a view to taking- swift ac- tion. The Kit the TSritisu note and the reply of stood to have been received by her ambassador, Paul Cnmbon, yesterday, have not been made 'public, lior is there any official intimation ot. the tenor ut the two documents beyond what may iia Inferred from inspired statements given out here. No British Announcement Bridgeburg Yard Crews Quit- Strike Assumes Serious Pro- portions in U. S. 'The French Note April note sent yeiUriay. by" Premier to the British 'gpveniment in "reply to the British. witli regard to tlio notion I'ot aendihg troops into tha neutral n Cefmany, government affirms i f irst bt aUrthat'iiO "doubt een te felt lot theT.loyaRj-, of .Its attitude. The allie-j hVv? affirmed o( ils government lias always pppOBed tlie entry of sup- plementary German' troops 'into the Kuhr'rc'cioiv'aiifil has added that the WASHINGTON, April VIS tubtly admitting that the strike of railroad trainmen and switch- men over the country had gotten beyond the control, of union of- ftclalo, W. G. Lee, the Brctherhood of Railway Train men, telegraphed Representative Cooper, Republican, Ohio, today, asked whether present Jaws "ap pty to renegade organizations or those Inciting illegal strlkse." Mr. Cooper, v.'ho h a rnsmber of the trainmen's union, took the matter up with Acting- Attorney Genera] Ames and was told that, while the department of justice was watching the situation, It had no statement to make at this The btc "of Insurgent swllchmen and eusuie- LOXUOX. April Uoyalnlcn S" Oeorge leaven for the conferenca of allied premiers at Sun Homo, Italy, authorisation for such' an entry must j this afternoon Imvi'a'counte'rpa'ii in the' occupation will make tho trip 'by sea, ac- cording lo a statement SsBticil In Down of Frankfort and; Darmsladt. "On April 3'iU representatives In the gorernmehls to which they were ac- j allied representatives for.a'.dlscussion Inn Street this morning. Announce- tUl> out the "United States during the last four days, this mom bag crossed the boundary Into Canada. Nexvs of the first spread of tbo strike into the Do- minion comes from Buffalo, Tfhlcb. re- ment wag maja Ihul no conference of credHed' (al ithe eame time .a copy being'sent, to .the allied reprosenta- I tires .in .Paris) ;that Marfital Koch's measures could -no .longer .be post-J of the Franco-Gennau cittiatlou was expected hero today; French Attitude PARIS, April British atli poned., Furthermore, tho French jrpy-1 regarding the Froncn "occupa- ______ GAUD STOfe Airil Ui e bad' district.'.v been acid >spot it they 1 could have'besn obtained.. cows are repott- ...ei; died in (he distrlot tho past week., Twenty-. the toini alone. The'i milk: supply of.-thja great district has bot'n given a from.which It will, not re- cprer for many months.; carloads of hay. arriyed and these were'.doled out "at eight bales to the man as long as they lasted. Last night there a bush- el oj oats nor the btL of brati; shorts 01- chopped graln'for ial6" in the towny Tho'fe'ed situation is desperate. cerning tho whole subject (if atition (Continued oh 1'apa.Foiir) eminent the matter con- ct frankfort will cause the open- vlolatiba: of'one o[ clauses of the treaty signed by France, and that' the .Ger- man; government had formally recog- nized that .formal-authorization, given in adVance, .ivaa necessary, for such' a derojatipn .and thftt France had tlie .right ''jfoguTiJtoT 'ierrKorial iruarau-, "'How 'could-tbe 'government of Fnince havp been sali.sfied with the German promise-to withdraw, the troops ivhen ordijr. restored2 Neither for reparations nor for tho delivery 'of the -war guilty, nor for coRl, hav.e the fillies received the slip-. ulated satiafacUons. "The.questton could asked when the British', government, which, Brldgebiirg joined the .big walkout' today." Brldgeburg is jus'l from Buffalo addition to the Grand Trunk, has Michigan New York Central and Wabash connections.' -Despite, assertions by railroad brotherhood officials of a break in.the ing.of a diplomatic conversation of tha rf- tho powers of the entente- con- turn to normal, the unauthorized rail: Gas otfifry Grasshoppers OTTAWA, April Canadian of poisouous similar to that used in tho great ivsr, is sug- gested for the extincUoii pi the (trMs- ________.______ hopper pest in western .Canadian (locbt, has not measured the danger areas, by 0. II. for As- ot tioUtions, would i sinihoia. -bonds, .the ject at great lenth, choosing i n a ECl( disposed, before acting, igation bond sellers would illustration of bonds and securi- learg in His fcyes ;AS He bays to be assured of .the consent of the After Gcorga HoniHey Okotoks, had pointed out that, if the government passed the section of (ho Amelioration Act' which would loan to Jlaclcod-and, to VlhaMsca (o make good i default ot nlerest on -bonds, .the Northern Irrigation hond sellers would have a perfect right, to point to this as an example- of what "the govern- Kent might be 'expected to do in case of a default on Irrigation bonds, Hon. A. G. McKay, minister of mimlcipali- .Ics, struck Ihe Macleod and Alba- 3asca loan Clauses out of.the bill. This action was not taken, howeyer, until tho house bad debated tho whole sub- ject of tho legal, flnsn- clal and moral, of (he province to the various loans of murjlcipall- Lles within Its The bill was nally passed on for third reading with the direct loan cUilsB'xlrnck.out. A. G. W. May Need Aid When the railway bill came under Campbell Opposes Town Ldnntj in Iho debate over the amendments io the act to tho financial conditions of municipalities, Capti Bob. Campbell Rocky Moun- tain, was tho chief opponent of. the clause providing for a loan to JIacleod anil to Athabasca .out of Iho general revenue of the prov- ince. Mr. .Campbell 'argued the r sub- choosing chiefly ___ ._ .__ path' of concessions, in iny case, was obliged to 'That ts enongh.' government is no less convinced'that.'the. English govern- Many letters and telegrams have reached Sir. Gould on tho gravity of the situation. Testa madb recently show that the grasshopper has sur- vived a process of being placed in a the ties issued Joint stock companies which wcro organized by authorllyvof the province anfi.which tlie province did not lend its credit to in time, of. default. Some government members also attacked .the proposal, including Dr. J. D. State, Clearwater, who called it a-vicious principle, and Joseph L'allum, Vegrevllle, who enumsraten'a number of other towns and -cities that would be certain to corao applying for assistance. Ontilde o.' the cUifso provldlns; these loans which was extracted, the bill further Uie powers of the commission which has supervisory financial authority over lowhs, cities ment of the'.essential neceseitlea of freezing apparatus for (bree maintaining the unity of Uie allies nights, for the application of the treaty with .Germany.; This close- consort of France'and England appears to iYance equally'.Ipdlspensablo for the equit- able .Solution 'of the1 vast problems which'are presented at this' moment in the Htussia, tho Baltic, [Asid Minor and.all the Balkans." closes with assurances that .tha .French government for the promotion of Ibeeo ends, declares it- self entirely disposed, before acting, ficultles. ,f j linallvlili 11} w? et ivn ua, dlscujslon. Premier Stewart explained d thBt get lnto financta, dit. tnat 1he government had 110 iutentlon; ot spending Ihe.H.OOO.OOO'on any rail- way other Ihnn the B. D. and B. 0. Thls.was in the general terms ot the bill authorizing' the gov- ernment to expend one million dol- lave on "any -that were In default. Tlie premier Agreed to Aangg railways" to "the Edmonton, Dunvegsn and nriliph Columbia. Rail- way." In the debate, however, the statement which .th'o premier roadei Krlday night relative (0 the posil-j billty a', llko 'aid being required tho. A. and O. W, mads clear. The premier ststcd that Mr. McArlhur I Good-bye to His Com- rades allies In; all Inter-allied questions which tlio oi tho treaty raises.' Alllss Declined to Act LONDON', April that the allies rppoalcrtly declined to tho advance of French ot tho Rhino and that DEMOLISH MANITOBA'S OLD PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS WINNIPEG, Man., April ly alter (he spring opeiu up, work o( demolishing ths.t famous old land mark, the parliament buildings, Kennedy Street, will b4 start- the department of As'sooiated Press.) General Denl- j Mnct-on kirie, former commander of antl-Bol- j ui viiv, .......v s.hevlK forcesJn Southern Ruisia, left Premier Jiillorand and hero Thursday on a British warship, j other frcnch'mlnislors had given tbo presumably hound for Malta. There (hu Tould have been no arrests aa yet in conmsc- [rom single-handed action, tjo'n'with the of General riomahovsky, which occurred Die Itusslan embassy here on Monday night." i Tears in His Eyes FEODISA, Crimea, 'April erarponiklne's farewell to officers re- iriaiuing faithful to hint was most af- fecting. Many of the men ktaied his and Deniklne-bnm into tears is ho turned and waved good-bye when jOtrdlng a British destroyer which was 6 fake him and (ien. RomsnovsXy lo Constantinople. REINFORCE JAPANESE TROOPS IN MANCHURIA TOKIO. April Additional two thousand troops reinforce Iho Japanese soldlcrj Manchuria sailed today. to nB In s B. n. and B, C. to govern-1 ment, Mr. McArthlir thought he could proceed to complete the work on Ihe A. anil 0. W., using tha" proceeds for Ihis lask. the federal govern- ment did not step in, there was a pos- sibility that the same situation as now exisU in the caso of B, D. and H. C. might confront the government with reference to ths A. nnd O.'W. After the subject had baen thoroughly discussed, however, Mr. Stewart i j 8 groumi piall ,Cncmc which, when th will make Iho new the, rino. -f ol a jewel scl In a ring of green lawns and shade trees, fillgreed with curv- ing driveways. END U, S, STATE OF WAR WITH GERMANY, __---- ft WASHIXOTON', Ap.V 'f 7ho Republican joint rcsolil: f. Uon declaring the stale of war agreed that In such event tho contln- with Germany at an end gency could be dealt with separately repealing most of the war-tlmo In another act of tho legislature lie legislation, was adopted today admitcd thlfl, however, hy tho house. It now goes lo erable hesllat-ion, In view of 'the :lme tho senate, that might before a siiccccdius session, asylng that it was possibls if 't't 4 WINNIPEG FOREIGNER BELIEVED MURDERED WIXNIPEO, April evi- dence ot twenty witnesses been hcsnl which had to be tommunlcated to the court through interpreters, an open verdict, "That Knniucl DuWen- vecz'.was murdered Darch 31, last, by somo person or persons was returned at the coroner's inquest Iriuiiirlng Into Iho death of Samuol DiiWeiivecz, of Olenella, While'his. wife -ChHdrea visllfrjg her father's house, Dubien- veci's house was burned to the ground and a body was found in the of an adult whole Iden- tity could not bo recognized, prev- ious 'to tho fire two neighbors had are contained in th'.o note outlining tho'British attitude sent (o Paris, says the London Times. Brnphaata iu laid pon the fact that the gravo problems in connection wilh the execution of tbe Versailles Irosly may ariso In the future, tl in sahl, and 'it is assumed "Franco will not act again of her own otherwise-tlio work of Ine peace conference may 'become iutlle.' Reports from Paris that Franco was told the Derby would bo In slructed paVtlclpato in con lorenco of ambassadors In i'arla tin til France lind given sssutmce she would .In fiilui-6 act In consort with (ho urilcv are, however, confirmed by the Times. The newspaper says It hai learned French African troops which original- ly occupied; fVsnWorl have been re- nhiced Jorces.. It Is al- leged Ihb'.Atrlcans were'used oaly -be- cause they were nearest I'rankfort Gould would have It used In the anie form as In mortal combat, lak- ng -''advantage- of a o drench the grounds with the heavy umes. It would also kill 'millions f gophers, another pest ivhlch {ami- rs have been trj'Ing to eradicate for Pratrio chicken would wilh- tand Ihe gas, ho believes. Measure To Confirm Agreement Between Shareholders and Dorninion called" at tho houso tout could iind DO Ltimber Cb.i; os employment rf t. SUDDEN DEATH AT FERNIE (Special 'to The Herald) FBKNIB, April Lying on ft the floor besldo bed of his partner, the" dead body ot Dan- lei Joseph Kelly was found In a ff local hotel thia morning. Kelly was im Amfrlcan and was In the employ of the While Spmco ona at home. lli'ich contradictory evidence agent. The cause of death was was apparently heart 'failure but an given (it Ihe Inquest, especially In Ihe! Inrjnest hna been ordered. of-'domcsltc aftaifi. OTTAWA, April adian agrcemant be- the government and the Grand Trunk shareholders for the acquisition of the stock of the Grand Trunk Railway'com- pany. Is lo ceme before the house of commons on Monday, when a bill to confirm the agreement dated March S, 1927, will be in- troduced by the minister of rail- An exception is made in the case of the 4 per cent, guar- anteed stock, in the stock to be acquired. Temporary Board April temporary jourd of management of thn Grand Trunk hallway is lo to appointed to- ffard tho end of next week. Dolay-was aused by lack ot formal approval of .strike, throughout! the, .United States assumed serious proportions t6; jlay, reports indicating men -were idle. r v In tho Chicago dislrict. which broin: erhood. officials regahl as the kcyl to the whoIe'-Eituation, improved >cpn4it- Ion s :were reported with some, strikers WOTk.'but from other sec- tions came 'reports' -of new: walkb'uts BtrenEtnening "of the Insurgent forces. Unbroken in Chicago Insurgent leaders claimed, however, the strike.was unbroken In Chicago, and declared that 95'per cent, of the switchmen In tho district were onL They anid 20'charters In union with actual members, had been Issued throughout the United States. Livestock receipts at Ihe stockyards were reported as increasing yesterday with the delivery of. 172 cars of live- stock. Approximately stock- yard and packing house workers have been thrown out of work by stoppage of cattle shipments. Tho coal supply la Chicago was re- ported to be dwindling with ICES than a week's supply on hand. Steel Mills Hit At Gary, blast furnaces had been banked today, throwing steel workers out of employment. Steel mllln In' the llahonlnr were preparing to close down tod.ny- QS the result of a strike at Youngs- town snd other points and company officials eald workers would ne idle by nightfall. 'Toledo reported all bnt OHB railroads tied and a food and fuel shortage threatening. Freight move- ment west from Cleveland had' ceas- ed. It was reported, and between loOO and 100 employees of nine roads there voted to organize a yardmen's union today. Railroad, officials on the Pacific Coast struggled today to kees coast and trans-continental passenger train! moving while awaiting the result, ot an ultimatum that striking employees would lose their positions they returned to work by i p.m. Switch- nbn and >'ardmevv were reported 6a elrlke In 13 divisional and termini! points In California and Oregon. Yardman At Minneapolis and .81. Paul. Minn., nnd Danville, Ills., voted not to join tho Insurgents. Uoth freight and express wore reported under an embargo at Indianapolis. SeWes of Strikes In N. Y. XEW YORK. April York was today In the throes of a series of strikes that nearly throttled Its vast transportation system. Tho unauthorized strike of railroad the agreement o: purchase. The gov- ernment nominees, it is expected, will be C. A. Hayes, vice-president in charge ot Irolflc. Canadian National Hallways, and J. Hnnserforrt. nsslst- ant vice-p'rosldMit ftrr operation and construction, Canadian -Xatlonnl Kail ways.' The names of tho nomincea'.al the Grand Trunk shareholders have not yet been recc-lvedt KANSAS MINERS STRIKE PITTSBUHG, Kansas, April 10.- Kour thousand miners wore Idle this workers In Chicago, which spread over this vicinity yesterday, grew In alarming proportions during Ihe morn- ing hours, Invading Iho passenger ser- vice field and necessitating Ihe can- cellation of a number of trains. Freight transportation was at a standstill; threatening the -Jity's food supply: passenger service was disrupted and disorganized; terries ran spasmodical-' ly, aa tha result ol the walkout of har- bor workmen, and lo cap Ihe climax, Manhaltan was nearly isolated froru New Jersey by the strike this ;mom- morning1, an announcement from tho ing of employees of "the tubes'' run- headquarters of tho coal operators About forty mines afo In- More than miners are stated, volvccl. employed In the district, nine under tho Hudson anus of commuters were alranded, 'in- alile (o reach Ihclr places here. ;t ;