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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xin. TWELVE PAGES LimiBRIDGE, AlJlBfiTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 105 Irish Polilicul Prisoners Who Are Nearing Collapat Will Be Freed GENERAL STRIKE IS TO BE CALLED OFF DUBLIN, April ths hunger striken among the politi- cal prUonertIn the Mount Joy jail whp are considered In dangtr by, the prison doctor will be re- leased, ..the lord mayor, in ad- dreiilng a crowd this atUrnoon, said the vlodroy had Informed him. It li understood that the ttrlke will be declared off tonight It was reported that four of the .prisoners had collapsed and that among them might be mo- mentarlly expected. A" procession of fabbr men marched through the to- .day carrying.banners condemning the authorities for their, attitude. a small crowd' assembled outside the prison, however, ow- ing to-the action cf Archbishop Walsh, who had urged, through the newspapers, that the people ttay away and not expose them- selves "to aerlous and profitless danger." The Punchistown races have been abandoned bscause of the strike. At Thurleu school the children joined the strikers, fusing to attend the- school ses- sions, REMOVAL BEGINS DUBLIN, April Also- clattd of the hunger strikers from-the "Mount prison was.be'liun at S_o'clock this'afternoon. In the p'resence of great crowds, ambulances car- rledr the prisoners-to Government is Twice Winner LONDON, April Ca- nadian J. JlcNa- mara vru today declared elect- ed for the Js'oHhwest ivall in the of com- Mr. McNamira sought on-.assuming the of- fice of minUUr of labor. The regnlt of'the jotJnf follows: T. J. Cotillion Liberal, 6618; Suian Law- rence, i7J3; Carroll, Independent Liberal, :33S6. Elected LONDON, April Ca LETHBRIDGE NORTHERN TRUSTEES GRANT 30- DAY OPTION dl BIG BOND ISSUE TO ADVISE PREMIER MILLERAND Louis M. Roberts of Calgary Gets Option or Unvoted Issue At 90 uviifvn, -mull -r IC, nadlan too Baling- IS HE CONSTRUCTION conttltsency, Blr Arthur Holbrook, .'Coalition, Unionist, was elected to the', house of commons to succeed Sir Auck- 4 laad ambassador 4> lo Ihe United Ths Lib- eral'and Labor candidates were second and third, respectively, In Iho polling, with a difference of only 41 between them. COMPANY'S AGENT? YanksWith GEMon't Statement Made' (o Pensions Comnlitlee By Head ojf Their Organisation After a discuselon lasting practical- y three hours Tuesday afternoon the ot trustees of the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation districl'paised. by resolution, decided to issue thirty. vear debentures at eii per cent, and o give Louis M. Roberts, barrister, ot Calgary a Ihirly-day option on them, Through S. S. Dunham, Jlr. Roberts submitted a resolution lo Ihe board, which was finally passed wilh amend- Following Is the resolution' "Whereas the Lethbridgc Worth- ier n Irrigation. Dletrict' proposes to 'thirty-year' 6% debenture .Issue payable In gold In New York, according to the provlsloni entitled. Irrigation District 1920' and according to the provisions of an'act entitled, 'An Act for As- sistance of the Lethbridue North- ern Irrigation District, 1920.' "And Whereas Louts M. Rob- barrister, solicitor, etc, of .Calgary has made an application for an option to purehise the said thirty-year six per cent, debenture Chaitman Crofte Fights Hard) Against Resolution and j Split Develops hVANTED TO PRESENT MATTER TO FAKMERs! PARIS, April FocJh will accompany Premier Mlllcraud to San Hemo. Haly, where the supreme allied coun- cil will meet next week. He- will act as the premier's mili- tary adviser regarding the en- forcement o! clauses of the Ver- sailles treaty providing for the disarmament of Germany. president Jelliff of- District U.F. T Vf. CROFT Chiirmcn of the boaid Trustees ot 1 the voted by LUhfcrtijie Northern" Irrigation construa- tlon purposM and Is willing :to, Incur the expenses riectttery to make an effort to purchase or sell the tame 'Therefore 6V, i resolved the said Louis W Roberts bs' granted, an; option to purchase or the said''debenture Issue at and for Khe.price and sum of W Canadian money, said .extend'thirty days after date of'the issue of the said "Said option to be null and void upon .receipt: of any bona fide of' fer to the .board to purchase debentures; at a price that wilt bring the district more -money than Said offer to be made during.the life of this option and wldI L. M. Roberts to be noti- fied Immediately upon receipt of any such, 1 he. last paragraph, of. the resolu- lion TCM added'dnrlng the meeting by the truitefis. S- Question, of Law During the discussion It. -was main- tained-that'the' board would not be I HCtins lawful hi passing, this reso-' tutlonj'.at.thalJime wilhout the last' H. S. ORANGEMEN WANT FRENCH ELIMINATED HALIFAX, X.S. April dele-! K.iUon from the Grand Orange Lodge D T, ot Nova Scotia, today appeared before; A. Keceives favorable the council of public- instruction and SVi'cr from Ottawa presented a pelitlou pointing out that'i ._________ tho French language had no status In Xova Scotia officially, and asking that it bo absolutely eliminated, either as a. medium ot iiinmclloa In j primary grades. The delegation also expressed Its disapproval of. the prev: ent separate school system. The coim-1 cil -replied that the matter will be I considered. I Tjp Eome of the farmers who had elected board. He (Continued on Paga .'-A aycond. fatality In connection strike occurred this te'rnoonvat ine constabulary depot; Sergt. Lavln was found shot to death there, a revolver lying by hie slds." April of Ihe morning newspapers do not comment on Andrew Bonar Law's address In house ot commons', ha announced that the government would not alter ita policy with regard lo tho hunger strikers ot Ireland held in 51 cunt Joy prison In Dublin. The Times, however, condemns the- gov- crnmout's policy, saying: Is base.d on a loo narrow con- ception and is consequently wrong. "Whether tho cost to tho prestige of tthe Irish executive department and the pride o? and more merciful consideration should per- mitted, lo prevail." newspaper warns Ihe govern- ment lhal the Incident is embittering England's'relations wilh Ireland. Bmphasis is laid by tho.Dally Mill 'on the fact that many of tho hunger strikers have-not been convicted In properly, constituted courts ot justice Bud therefore should not ho allowed ti> etarve. "On such exceptional and moment- ous the newspaper con- tinues, "we look to Iho govcrnmenl to lake a bread mid generous view." Tho Dally News has no editorial comment on Iho situation but describ- es Mr. Bonar Law's attitude as "mer- ciless indifference." Ilogret over the possible prospects trf soino of the strikers dying la ex- pressed by tho Chronicle, which h supporting tlio government, "Hut tho tho news- Jiaucr adllJ, "that tho government should make Us case absolutely clear lo'the .ItriliEh Isles and llic United Slates fio thai no lionesl man would be ablo to cruel-fain an honest doubt ns to why the men were imprisoned, or lo the character of (heir treatment tvhilo. in jail." OTTAWA, April Canadian B. G. Nlihtlnjile, 'president of.Ihe- Ajatrlca'n.-. Volunteers fa tha 0. H wu. called'When'tho pen- lions committee reiumid Ibis morn- ihf. He said 'were .three main In.behalt o{ theie .men. 'Be-! Ibc a 'did not-wish to' hut .they a. "United StatfB cWienV.iertihBiie unkindly tiroaled.or in.vwrlh' a cer- "Flyun, whose methods iot their- ap- proval; The United SUtes 20. than and there had a great pensioners. What th'sy They one dol- lar for each, per cent, of disability. For total disability-he. agked that an allowance ot yearly he'mado to 'cover the coat of attendant In- Said to Have Received Thirty Million Francs From the Germans PARIS, April klne, a Russian, was arrested here to- day. ''He was charged-with having had intelligence with Ihe enemy and conspired wilh the'Germans to bring abonl civil war in'Pqland and restqra lion of imperialism In llussla 'The leaders In the alleged contpir: acyare said to have 'received sub- Berlin. -The sum of lhlrt> ot Calf Barn Employe Dave Ljinjf Un- conMious by Relief Shift where fihe were re- ceived In Uriited-StAies hospitals, hut U was otten. a -matter' of weeks or months Iwfore.any pmy or ellowanceB wore rowlvod. ,They, asked quicker action. Vocational training, allowances of slity dollars n month wera Ineutfl- (Continued on Plsfe Ten.) (Continued on Page .Ten.) HUNGARIAN FINANCES nUKiAI'GST, April minis iter til 'lina.nrc today announced thftt .Hungary') national debt nggregalod n.SOO.OtlO.OOd kronen. The deficit trial year was crowns. Tha revenua was'one-third of Iho lolal cx- CaTgary Magistrate to Hand Down Decision in Canmore Case oh Monday connection. Osnoshk'lne returned to Paris-from Berlin last Sunday. Before being locked, np he protesled fricndlj aenll men Is for France. CALOARY. April W. S. Davidson has reserved his decision until next Monday the Canmore Coal Company charged wilh aa infraction of the Lemteux Acl by Ihe closing ot mine on-March 23rd following Ihe recelpl of an order front Coal Commissioner Armstrong, with' out submitting the. malter to a board of arblfraljgn. Contlderable Importance Is attached to Ibis case, which Is'; really a lest ot Ihe powers embodied in Ihe office now held by tho coal commissioner In Dis- trict 18. It Is argntd by tho prosecu- tion thai which created the poMtlon held by Mr. Arm- strong did not him to issue such orders us Ihoso which would contravene >ny clauses' of th'e Act which deals irllh the. duties ot mine operators and amjloyees. TORONTO, April Tprpnlo World this uioraluB putlisho" an In tervlew with J. O. Gibson, of (ilbson Gibson, representing the Spanish River Pulp and Paper JIllIs, to the effect that there is no truth In a'rnraor hat the paper'oulput In this country will bo cornered by United States In; lerests. Mr. Gibson is quoted as stat- ing that newsprint will increase .In value, but the Canadian publishers STEAMER SAILS HAl.BOA. April Steam- or Steel Voyager, Vancouver. ft ft SASK. REFERENDUM DATE MAY BE JULY 19 April de- n on the llfiliov i-crnrcntluni In Raalcatohewan, It U undor.stoo.1. hns not yet been reached. .Inly 10 has been proposed ns a dale for tho referendum. SEVEN PZR CENT, BANK RATE'Fp.R ENGLAND I.ONDOX, April Announcement by the Hank o{ England today thai Ihe rato of Interest-, on treasury bills had been raised one rier cent, to 614 per cent., the announce- ment of a 'seven per cent, bank rale. SRANDbN LABOR FAILS TO NAME A CANDIDATE IIHAN'DOX, Man., April A can dldate for the provincial elections wns nol decided on nt a, meeting of Bran don meri In convention last nlghl. A cointnlttee, however, wft-s appointed lo prepare a plalform. II was paid that some unions vere Lying floor of car barns, Gardiner, 'was at 6 o'clock this morning when the'Te'iV lief shift man Mr into the Medical aid was immediately- summoned and he esrrled to the Gait, hospital, All' efforts to revive him., proved Ineffeetual, and he died about two., after ..The late Dave Gardiner was a moJorman on the blue line up to Monday last. He asked to be re- lie'Ved of duties, and to be given a position in the car barns. His-reason for this was that he felt; his health was not good to permit his working as motorman. Deceased was night man at the car.barns and his duties entailed him .being alone from midnight until 6 o'clock In the morning. .Whether he came by. his death through an accjdent or through physical disease has yet to be- de- termined. i.The late Dave Girdlner son-in-law of Donald McNabb, He was rnarried, with a family of three children. FRENCH MIO fesses To Set Dark Military Plot of France .200 KILLED bo looked afler. "More than eighty per c4nt of customers of the River, Paper Mills company arc 'in' the United Mr. Gibson said, "aid naturally the greatest supply must go where the market Is." lie added that newsprint probably go to ?100 a Ion. WINNIPEG LABOR TO NAME CANDIDATES WlNNlPKtt, April' Definite ac- flon with respect to nomfnalion of candidates for the Winnipeg seats in the provincial elections .will be taken tonight at the regular meet- ing or tho Dominion Ldbnr purty. Among Iho names prominently men- Honed are those of F. J. Wx6n, Btv. Wijllam Ivens and Alderman John1 Queen. BRUSSELS, April hundred persons are oellered to have been killed as the result of an explosion In a.chemlcal factory at Stolberg, near Aix-la-Chappello, nhenlsh Prussia. LAUNCH ALBANIA APRIL 17 VICTORIA, B.C., April. eleamship'-Albania, second ot the twelve ot the post-war Cunarders lo completed, will be launched ai April 17. The Albania Is long, with a beam of 64 fact and has a gross -tonnage ot Slio will accommodate uOO first-class pas tensers. BRITISH MARCH TRADE l.OXUOX. April board of Irsde slatenient for Iho monili'. t6f March shows the following Imporls inr.reased Exports of Brlllsh producls incfeiis- cd Ho-oxporls increased eiporls Increased Jitcess ol ciports 000. LANfiTON RESIGNS OTTAWA, April militia not represented at Ih6 meeting. An-J ilepartment announces that owing (o other convention will he hold In two, (he condition of liia health, wee; i be prc: upon. J council LuiouiiiKiii >vni nuici in uvoiiiiu LUIIUUID.I OL nia neauu, uiig.-ucn. eks' time when platform will J. 0. has resigned Ms post- prcEenled la the candidate decided i lion ns finonco of Ihe n'JIItla Big League Ball Results Today's Games NATIONAL Philadelphia Brooklyn lllxcyand Whent; Cadofe and Knie ger.. lloslon C 7 Now York 3 D Eayr'es and O'Xelll; Barnes, Hubbc end AMERICAN LEAGUE York I Philadelphia 7 6 Shawkcy and Ruel; Perry and Per kins. al Doalon, poslponcd ounds. Strenuous efforts are being made by the farmers of Southern Alberta to secure from tbe governments and the railway companies ;i free freight con- cession on hay coming from United States points. Wilh no hay'supplies available in Canada closer than On- tario and Quebec, wh.lch require a long freight haul and co'nsequent sible delaya, and with the possibility of securing largo supply of bar from and other coast states at a fair price and within a short time. It is felt that If spring seeding li 4o be Icarrled.on -with any degree satis; faction the S. .product must be made available. To this .end President L. H. Jelliff of the District U. F. A, has been negotiating with of Commons) Divided on Opinion on Im- Move tho farmers of JB to ?7 per ton portant Matter on Uie Washington proiucL Federal Government Willing long distance telephone con- OTTAWA, April Canadian! vernation .with Jlr. Jelllft this morri- in view of the con-! Ing. the Herald learned that he had tinned elate or uncertainty' in tbe first taken the matter up wilh H. A-. European markets, it. would be adyis-jCrsir, deputy minister ot agriculture able to discontinue the national niar-! at Kdmonton. Mr. Craig slated that E ot wheat by a. tjues-1 he thought the Dominion prder-in- tion which western members of the council nnder which'free'freight on Shall Wheat Board Go To Scrap commons discussed at some length in caucus soflay. The. caucus' appointed various committees- to, cover of. policy to bu taken at thia session' and lo report iack lo further" meel.ings.- Col. chairman of the .commillVe on peii- Blons; P; L. tar-. iff matters; J. -On Hudson Bay completion und naiurfil aud (Winnijieg on lucome'lai as II effects -the lhrc-e liraifio 'Dr. -AV. U. Cowan: hay was granted, precluded tho grant- Ing ot this concession. Mr. Jcllifi then took the matter up with A: Buclmnan, M.P., at .Ottawa. urdayrhe .wired, that he was- taking the-ma'tier-u'p' with the proper-author- itles'j'and'on Tuesday indrninc wired that the answer'-waa that nothing hi th'e order-in-councll passed by lho'fed: eral gov.erninenl -the grant- st, rCed eral' de- BBRL1.V, April. semi-officin itatement published here miotes from what purports rtp ho a report of a con- of French ot ank recently -held at Mayence. which it Trail Bald to have been agreed hat the.Rhine" was neces- ary-for the protection of Prance igalnst the "revenge of (lerman -mili- ary circles." It was therefore con- r'dered. adds. Ihe report, lhal.a hufffer itale must be created which should include that part of tho Tight bank ot the Khlne comprising tho DnsEel- dorfc district, the Ruhr region and uuii iia Every: 'elnbavraEsmenl ot Germany bo exploited to .he" best advantage. The statement continues: 'The conference also agreed that it would be best to dlvida Germany Into Tivo or six stXtes or republics in alli- ance Ttth Belgium. Franco could niado -.chairman of the organ Icallbn, whlclrhnd to he reformed on acc'ouut ot tho fact that since la_s't eession tho farmer organization lind made up n new parly of their own, and H: H. Jlallidoy was apnointod secretary. The next caucus will be held Saturday." AVhilc some members favor aboli- tion of the wheat board, others are strongly against, such a In view of ithe present uneasiness.1 So "long as European governments are combin- ing lo tuy, it Is felt that the sellers should nlso combine, as is now the likely be x-illihg to 'hcaV'ils free freight if. Ihe, rail- ways and the, provincial governirit-nt would fall in line. Jcliltf is.now busy taking the. inaller up once more with Mr. Craig at Edmonton. and look's for an answer today. "If we to get in our crop in. this said Mr. Jelliff, referring to the Cardston-Raley district, we have between 200 and 300 cars of hay, wilhout delay, and tho only place we can. get them from across the line." case in Canada through .the board. whenl I GREENWOOD GETTING LIBERALS' SUPPORT LO.VDOX, lApri! Canadian Associated Hamar Green- wood is receiving the support of the .loyal Association In the Sun- then, on tho basis ot various para- j derlaiid contest, although th'ero Is an graphs .of- tho peace treaty, march j independent Liberal candiohte who i into Germany, and remain there. denounces the homo rule bill as aj. "This definite and clever policy I travesty of sell-dolermlnatipn. Dr. would put France within one or two j P.utherfprd, tho labor candidates who years in possession of what 'Marshal; wns formerly a Liberal member of par- Foch wants, namely, a military Rhine frontier with strong bridgeheads with- out any serious' opposition on the pa'ft of tho. allies or Germany." llament, will probably seek the ir.in- ers1 vole, estimated nt by his ad- vocating nationalization, but indica- tions all show that the Irish rnieslion will he tho supreme question In the polling Saturday. Women Do Not Exercise Vplo lo Large Defeated SEAMAN'S STRIKE SERIOUS Writes London "Times" Prohi- bition in Canada Great Suc- cess, Not Failure April sea- men's strike la becoming increasingly serious and Denmark is virtually cut olt from Great Britain nnd America. BOHOEN BACK IN THREE WEEKS LOXDON, April Canadian Associated Itlchard- ton, of Kredericlon, N. H., in a lengthy letter to the Times, disputes- Prof. Stephen reeenl asscrllon in Ihe samo newspaper llial prohibition has been an appalling disaster to Ca- nada and the United Stales. bishop says Ibal Prof. T.eacock Is so closely connected with Buch a delight- ful humpr (hat !t Is not always easy to lell wKeii he'Intends lo be taken ser- iously, but to solemnly affirm lhat Iho supporters of prohibition are possess- ed dolely by tho enjoyment ot pr-rso- culUig tholi" fellows, would be offen- sive from any other writer. "I admit frankly there aro some grave weaknesses to the enforcement of Ihe prohibition continued Bishop Richardson, "but 1 sin pro- foundly! convinced that prohibition brought with ,lt moral anil economic benefits of unl6M vaino which nro more than, compensation for Any losses.. The adopllon Of prohibition law In considered as a whole, so far afrbeWg 'flh appalling disaster, has'been a masiiiflccnl OTTAWA, lAnril lalk In parliament lobbies is1 to tho effect that Sir Hobcrt Dor- don will be back in Ott-ST.t throe weeks from loilny. Won! lias been received that hii hcailh is fast Improving- nail that he expects lo be hack by tiif; beginning, of Iho week in May. CHICAGO, April 14.--Accordinj k. latest returns today, Governor Trank 0. Ixjwden. of Illinois, won the Repub- lican presidential preference primar- ,ics in his home state yesterday by :i I plurality of C5.574 on returns from all hut 430 scattered precincts, although Major-Genera] Leonard carried Cook county (Chicago) by 27.413, and Senator Himm Johnson, of California, whose'name had to tie written on the ballot; surprised nolillcal leaders' by running np a vote of Mayor 11. Thompson of Chicago. Republican national commit-: leeman for Illinois, carried every ward except ono for commiUeeman. thereby gaining complete control of the Cook counly organization tor four ycwa. NVhllo less than half tho vote in tlio state was cast and only a sixth many women as men voted, Ilirift added to the pluralities br which four bond issues for flU.OOMM I for municipsl improvements were j featuil in Chicago, On the primary candidates, the pro- portion of women to men wns the same for tho two leading candi- tlatcs, but on the bond Issues the fe- ran much higher uu tho ncgalivc vote. Liquor Referendum Likely on June 29th TABER, April Rev. A. C, Bryan, of Knox church, has been asked by the Albert? Social Service to assist In the approaching prohibition campaign. He has been released by his con. gregatlon for three mtmtht to take lo Iho Herald) up this work, and leaves on Wed- nesday for Edmonton to engage I" secretarial work in the central of' of the league. It Is expect- 'cd that the vote on the prohibl- tlon of Ihe Inler-provlncial traffic will lake place on June ;