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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xm. TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1920 Former for Char- ter for Line in Saskatchewan Is Turned Down-; SThENUOyiSESSION OF RAILWAY C.OMM.rJTEE OTTAWAr AprH: Osnadir.n ownership of rail- ways In Canada won its "first big terri- torial fight today, when, auor.a most a half, the railway commlltoes'declined lo give the Can- adian Pacttio the right to "build a road' from. Cory to In tbo dis- trict northwest of Saskatoon, to the Bolshevik Revolution, JugbJ-Slavia Bol- shevik revolution has broken out in says.a Cen- tral NewVdisjjatchr 'MBcMrie' guns been, brought into notion in where arev'.said to bavc been wounded, it is said, while occurred at A gram and Laibach. ,._.-.. Kipp-Retlaw Charter Granted; Company to Start Building Wrien Irrigation Project, 'Contract Let; Workat ManyberriesSoon Washington Conference With the. Refiners Gets Now here on Matter Tuftlefonl district C. R. Anxious for Charter OTTAWiA; April Canadian Canadian' .Pacific Rall- vray would start work Ihls year on tho inuclvd Is cussed- Gory to Birch Lake Jlneif-tholr charftr was granted, was itho emphatic" slaftment o! D. C. Cole- man before the railway committee to- Asked when tho company would fin- ish tab line, Mr! Coleman said ho was not good at rash promises. I was, however, lost echo ot tho WJnuipeg strike of last' summer -was furnished when !Mr. Coleman said tie work would, havo bora atarted last year except for that cerlbus trouble. The Canadian Pacific is asking for a charter for-this district, while tha Csnaulsn --National is nlsc strongly out 'for a government-owned road. There is not room for two. roads, both 'and D.. B. Hnnca agree- point, "Alter.-a and a half the Canadian Pacific ItallTra'y.apnlica- voted 40 to 29. -AskMn'if .the.'company would go sheadfncV, ;Mr. .Build Fait.as Rouble' DISCUSS ADRIATIC ISSUE SAN ques- tion of the settlement be- tween Italy aid was dis- cussed at a meeting, ia Niea yester- day between Foreign" Minister Scla- loia of and Foreign Minister Trumbitch Jugoslavia. When M. Tnimbitch left Nice after Iho conference, it was arranged that that tho two 'foreign 'ministers should meet again shortly at Stresa, on Maggiore. ABNORMAL DEMAND FORCES PRICES UP WASHINGTON, April sentaKves of large sugar refineries end department of Justice--officials i conferred hero hnt got no further ttan discussing the whole sugar question. {Special ia the Herald) OTTAWA, April rill- way co-nmittM of tM house this morning C P..R. a charter branch line from Kipp In wlth the Suffield-Lomond line of the company now jn W. A. Buchanan, NP-, that the line will be soon at the construction of tte Lethbrldge Northern U un-' dertaken The Canadian Paelfio claims that lira Is not war- ranted until then. _ The C. P. R. wss 'also granted an time to construct the the Lethbridge Wey- turn line. In this connection pitchman demanded, assurance: that1 the construction would ba Undertaken at once and the completed.': He set forth the needs of people Instancing the pres- ent long back haul on grain and the'roundabout delivery of coal and lumber to the eastern subsec- tion. VIce-Presldent Coleman nave definite assurance that of the link would be built this year and the balance completed next year If not this year. Under the "old bill the railroad had until March 1921 to complete the line. The surance given by the vice-presi- dent means that the line will be entirely completed by Mr. Buchanan understand! that the contract has already been let for the AlUwan sap, and that the wor-i will start on the west end from Marjyberries easterly. (Meantime reports persisted that an ,f other rise In sugar, was Imminent. fj. Refiners declare they cannot giiaran- teo.adequate supplies without further increases in price, the abnormal, de- mand for sugar having forced them in- to hard competition with foreign buyers. BREAD ADVANCES, TORONTO 6 TORONTO, April advanced a cent per small loaf ot aTKtad aid a halt in this clt> yesterday tho new price being 13 cents. as, i Murc-poUtipns vere Sating, and as fast submitled The to'Kep pel Hne'.ivas fi in to Rosetp'wn to: As qnith.' Replying to W. A. Buchanan D'. C. Coleraan said th Canadian Pacific Railway -nrouliV Kill HERALD'S WEEKLY CROP REPORT NUMBER 1. Today the Hsrald iesnes the first of its reports. For 'a number ptyears now the Herald 'has been making this :a. feature during the growing season, and niahy letters of .'appreciation re- the report is.fol- lowed with keen interest iot.only locally but also by'iinanclal con- corns in the'ea'sland hav- ing- interests in SonthemJAlberta., One sub'scribflr' writing' trom llor- Prison, to thank you for tf you PUV' Ilshcd they... ;jre Je; favorable- iho'y. were nearly correct and that is wnat we Tho reports this year, as during the past two years, will be carried in the Tuesday edition and also in the Weekly -'Herald, issued on Wednesday.' One prime object in issuing report Is to disseminate absolutely reliable news about the condition of the crops in Southern Alberta, and this impressed on battery nt crop corres- pondents.; will be avoided..Correspondents are urged point'they represent re .ported in this column week Russian >Reds Getting Tired of Battle Line BUCHAREST, April sian would rather sow spring: .crops than go Into was one of the reasons forf'fjd'lure' of tne offen- sive agamit the Polish in the opinion of Simon Petlura, peasant leader of Ukraine. ..He spent a short time here on his way from Eastern Gallcla to the Prague conferen-e, and laid the shortage men to work on Rus- tisn farms had Resulted In whole- tale desertiontfrom the soviet Radicals Crushed in JElection in Denmark 'eople Stool Like Wall Against Arrogance of Socialists Liberal Party Conquers and People Rally Round Their King. Minister of Ihe Treasury Points Gloomy Picture of Condi- tions in Republic TREATY OBLIGATIONS MUST BE CLEARLY FIXED COPENHAGEN, April a result of the elections held throughout Denmark yesterday, the Radical party lost 15 seats in ttit lower house of" parliament. The Social-Democrats, Independ- ent Rights ahd Independent Radi- cals each lost one seal, The Trades party gained three seats, the Con- servatives seven, the Socialists four and the Liberals four. The next'house will be made up as follows: Trades party four, Conservatives 28, Radicals 7, Socialists 42 and Liberals 48. "The election passed )lke ,a steam-roller over the Radical says the Berllngske Ti denie, commenting on the result.: "The majority of the people stood like-a wall against the Socialists and crushed their brutal arro- gance. With an enormous num- ber of votes the Liberal party, has conquered. The Soclal.liits went to the polls with a republic on their proaram, people yes- terday rallied around thelr-klng." ranching to graiu growing as. the main Industry, seeding operations hnve gotten'winder way and .will-co Tiio bill was reported. Hon. George Langley, (Saskatch- supported tha .Canadian Pac- ific Railway on tho ground that a com- IKtltlvo system would ensure belter service than that of a monopoly. Tbo'. committee ivaa out in full tfprce today. .When tlie, vote on tho first paragraph was taken, most of tho' governnienl supporters -went ag- ainst Iho Canadian racific Railway qnd the. opposition was about evenly divided. Some 'confusion -was caused the enlry, -phlle the veto was being taken, of several members. Ons was ruled out of vot- ing and appealed. Tho appeal lost on a'27'to 25 vote. (Continued on Pngc 12) "71 1 EXPLOSION KILLED ONE DES MOINE.S, Iowa, April On man and six oth era were Injured when an explo- tion and fire destroyed the Des Moines city naa.plant early today. Tho explosion rocked buildings all over the city. ICELAND WOULD ENTER LEAGUE Or; NATION WASHINGTON, April lion by Iceland for membership iri th league of nations, news.of which ha just reached Washington, will ca atlonllon lo tho little known fact th; Iceland lajiow a completely indepen 6nl stato. The application stales th Denmark voluntarily accorded ind paiidence to tho Island government Dccemhor, 1018. Threb'olher slates havo filed app cation for admlsslon'lo Iho league, th republic of.Georgia, San Marino an Luxembourg. nw'r. NeslJ branch tolh "east and e'st report that 6 under way. BOUltwest operations'' art ii'jj' io -general. orlh around Ch.imnion und Iran in north on bo-.li ih'J Alierslde and adrot', C. Is ill a great.deal-of moisture on i.he uvtaco but with dryiAg'Wpather '.vorl: n.liie land'will-start Eliwlly. Some, tew farmers: .havP ftnlshoc ceding .where only a small acreage .being planted. Whether there will be a reduction n prop acreage from last year has not et been established. Tha Weather In lay will decide-this, but present in [cations are that there will bo no eduction in the total. Tho late spring had .one heneficla fiect. It allowed a fairly general'dis rlbution of much needed feed, with ba result, lhat working slock is in otter condition 'than had -been ex ecled. If ore'tractors are being use .ban In prevlous-'sprlng .operations, due lo Ihe high cost and.shortage ot .'It is estimated that It costs almost per''day to. keep a icrsG working v in tho fields this spring. Labor Is scarce and, as a result, ilgh wages are being paid.. This may tend to reduce Ihe acreage somewhat; Moisture conditions Sire tho best In years. During April so'far about Inches of precipitation' corded. This is more thiin double tho April molslurp recorded" In: any year since 1902; The molslurq is down two lo. three feet on the and much deeper in the crop fields." H Is estl mated'present moisture .will glvs ex cellcnt-scrmlnallon and will carry th< crops through till'June 1st. In fac experts think there is.eumclenl mols lure dcop-enough down to mako i paying crop under adverse condition In lalo June and early. July. urlng the next three "weeks. .New breaking Is being curtailed wing to the late spring Following are.-the points reportng his week: Government Declares Course Of Opposition on Railways BEHIyTN, April 27. German} 3 financial collapse is near, according to a statement made before the nation-. al assembly yesterday by Dr Wlrlb, minister of. the treasury, while pre senting the budget lor the year. The minister attacked the prof- iteers, who, he declared, are turn- ing 'the nation's economic their own advantages." Pointing to, the empty benches in th8 chamber, Dr. Wlrlb, said. the real. truth of the situation was not ade- quately realized. He declordo the army and navy budget rached tneir present dimensions iecauEO Geratun was maintaining a paid defense' force which former enemies should into account In demobilizing the old army. This force has cost billion marks, ho asserted, -white the gov- ernment has already expended three billion marks on the maintenance of the ocupyins armies in the Rhineland nnd elsewhere. The postal deficit was given as one' -billion. marks and tba shortage reported -by tho admimstra. lion of s I ato railway i; wns Uelvo Ml; lions, Dr Wlrtli favored the early flola tion of on'inlernal loan ami demanded that Germany's obligations imposed by the treaty, o? Versailles ho clearly fixed. (Continued on Page Kocr.) Motives lic CKviiershipat'the Outset Says Hon, Dr. tionsMust.be Asked .bhhe Commission Operitifigf the Railways ;v; iuo ante 1814 and the i Inns the status prior to their last offnslve I This Involves Finnish Kerdlla and Felcheng Smith is Son of 'Late Hoii..Sydney Smith, Former Postmaster General (Special to The Hetalfll OfjTAW'V April 11. TI. Smitivtho inspector for the new post- drtlce inspectorate to he established at .Lethbridge, has heen in Ottawa ar- ranging lo lake over his new duties. iMr.iSmith has been in the', postal service nearly forty years. Ha began at''Ottawa, and was later at Fort William and then returned to the capital.- A few years ago he was sent to Edmonton as assistant inspector. tho late Hon. Sydney Smith was a noted public man In his dny. .He practi'cii law at Cobourg a'mV Peterboro, and entering politics was one of the first men to hold the position bt Postmaster-General. A H. Smith, ot Ayinnipeg, is a former mayor of Peterboro. The New Inspectorate The new Lcthbridgo Inspectorate covers an extensive territory. It in- cludes- East and Kootenay, THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT THE HOUSE: First rending giv- en to a bill amendina the Animal Contafiious Diseases Act. second reading given to Amend Opium and Drug.Act and bill con- sidered'in committee. Progress reported.. Stormy, debate arose on motion to go into -supply. Government charged with withholding Inform- ation regarding National railways and merchant marine. Minister of iafd that question put by opposition were'for political pur- posei Snd private jntereste. The Senate ufd not sit. Russians Want Boundaries As At .With Letts Also Suspended April armistice legotiatlons between nuiala and East VVCSi m and reached a crisis Sunday Columbia, all ot Southern Al- ed with the recall of the nussian'dele I borfa from the lino between town- gates. Th6 Russians a jasls.of the negotiations the status snips and and' n pprtio'h of South Western Saskatch- swan, including Maple Creek. The m the headquarters me tinns uiu enan, iiiumuina tee on various Clauses oc m last offensive I The m the hondqiiarters at um Drug Acl whic occupation of j v.111 likely about j bceii. given tecoud a a wlda strip ten Includ nB an M-letant "lsPeclor! on reassembling otter di OTTAWA, April by oiiposliion members that' the govern- ment was. deliberately withholding in- formation regarding the opemtion of the government railways and mer- chant marine, and counter accusations by'the minister of railways thai the opposition was asking useless ques- tions for purely political purposes, fcauired a stormy debate ot the open- ing W the evening silting ot tho house of coninions. ;Kor the greater .part of tho 'afternoon tho house had engaged in a peaceful discussion In commit- tee on various'clauses ot Ihe amended -tilch had pro reading. i-eterehce to a question asked by Fred Pardee ot Lainb'ton regarding. Insur auce. The minister grounc that questions regarding, tho .nationa' railways sr.d merchant" marlno mus be put to the corporation-which was running ihom. The management, head by D. B. Hanna, was subject to it own to the scrutiny of of auditors and fiuaily t lie auditor-general. Destroy Public Ownership concluded Dr. Reid, "It you' are golug to force the management of Ilia public services to answer through a member of parliament questions which th'ey have, as a matter ot busi- ness, been compelled lo refuse to an- swer direct to interested persons who havo been banging around Ottawa weeks to further their own interests, then yon are going to destroy publie ownership at Ihe outset. "And 1 want to say that such unreasonable ques- Lloyd George Note to Nether- lands Government Puts It Up io Them TUB April Respons billtr for the. continued residence .in Holland Emperor William of Germany was placed squarely; nnd exclusively .oil Tho Netherlands gov ornment in a note sent by Premier Lloyd George of Great Britaiiroii March 24 and published today for the first time In the Orange Book contain- ing documents rtiating to the demand- ed extradition ot the former cmwror. Mr. Lloyd George's 'note says: "Tho allied governments have learn- ed of the royal decree assigning the former emperor a definite place of. in- ternment in Utrecht, this decree. be jieruiiu uuu ...uu of territory extending almost to and a chief clerx _ _ _ mansk, and giving Finland great stra The location of Iho nlflce at be h: teglc advantage in tha peace negotla br Sge is another of 1 s tlons. Auolher reason for the .mnortanco the centre rapid y reassembling "bttcr dinner pro- gress Mfas reported on this bill, nnd a mollon to EO into supply Introaticed n of tho according tho Russian "viewpoint, wns tho de likely ciaration ot Norway some time 4go weeks a in a T1UIIUI1 IU KU ILliu. in., [pu ElillUliluIlL llu. Jjnu inauv. This Jiromptod J. H. Sinclair of regarding Ihe merchant marine, boro to nsk why.the government wns any limn to-placo a dollberalcly-shelved a large number j raorc iictailcd Btatemont on Hansard that in such' a caso the government', could make demands for a slrltt ot territoryS6n Ihe Murmansk coast. t, The Lettish-Russian peaco negotia- tions wera suspended In order to per- uilt the Lell3 to communlcalq with their government regarding this-ques tion of boundaries. Canada Will Soon Have Direct Diplomatic Relations With U.S. AY JAP REGIMENT WAS ANNIHILATED LONDON, April Russian firm In Tien Tsin, China, has'received a cablegram announcing Iho annlhlia lion ot a Japanese division In Ihh Khabarovsk district In Siberia. accord- Ing IP a dispatch from-Tien Tsln the Exchange TeTograph company, un der. Monday's dale. No official Btatc ment on the Incident can bo obtained the dispatch adds. WASHINGTON, April 27.-WIlh tho approval ot the British gov- ernment, Canada has made defl- nllo overtures to tho United States for tho establishing ot direct dip- lomatic relatlpns between the two adjoining counlrlos. Announcement lo this eitccl was made at tha stato department last night following a conference yea lorday tolwcon Socrelary ot Sioto Colby (ind roproscnlatlvea ot var- ious American print paper manu- facturers and jubllshcta concern- ing tho Increasingly difficult posi- tion In -which these: interests aro finding-theDisoWea as B result ot tho Canadian tho ex- port of pulp wo'od. Al this conference-lho sugges- tion n-aa'mado to Mr. Colby that unless Canada -should, consent through friendly, negotiations to modify this embargo, Iho United States must resort lo retaliatory measures. In his reply, Mr. Colby disclosed the fact that the Stales might bo.ahlo to condji direct proceedings. U Is understood "hsiDr'fnal. Sir Auckland deddes, the new British omtassador, will soon go (0 Ot tawa and there arrange details ot the new relationship, including th6 selection of the Canadian re- presentative to he sonl to Wash- ington. Question In British House LONDON, April Canadian Associated In lha commons laist night, Col. Murray raised tho on of Canada sending an ambassador ing accompanied by an by The Netherlands ons as I have referred to nro not going to bo answered in this house so long as I am minister ot raifways.1' D. McKenzlo refused to accept Dr. Heid's statement and referred to the secret service management ot gov- ernment railways. The minister of railways dared to come before tho house and say that any facts lhat would hurt tho govern- ment would not be divulged. said Miu 'McKenzie, "was a grand, spanking new idea." Hon. C. C. Ilallanlync was surprised lhat any fault'had been found with lie. had made to1 the __ undertaking' government io assume complete responsibility for the custody of tho former emperor and control of his correspondence and re- lations with the The note pointed put that William, despite precautions, is a very.'seripiis' clanger long as left wjthln. forty.... illometrcs of tho Gorman ancr s a potential center of iropnganda and a constant menace lo of questions with regard to Iho Can ndtan eoyernmonl.rallways and mer- chant marine on Ihe ground that It would not bo In the public Interest, la give Ihe information requested. "Is it not III: the. public Interest to know what .has been done with tha voted for tho Canadian merchant asked Mr. Sin- clair. "The pcsplO' will not stand for It was so desired; Government shlpn musl not he.maiiased.on a pat ronagp basis, or they-would not bo a 1200000 SHOE FACTORY FIRE IN MONTREAL to Washlnfiton.'but suggested that no change should bo made imlll full..con- siiUnilon of (be ImucHal conference. Thu hpUEO al this pointy MONTREAL, April which broke out at an. early hour this morning .ilcslroycd the premises and stock of tha St. Henri Shoo company, val tied at Seven families residing over the factory were .nearly trapped and were saved by prompt ac- tion of the firemen. any irresponsible company Impelling this large sum .of money without giv ing a slrlct accounting of It and tell- ing parliament and Iho house what thc-y are doing." Political Mollves Charged Dr. nei-j, minister of railways, after declaring that Iho publication of some information with regard lo the rail- merchant marine was delrl- menial to their operation, charged that a question put by A. W. Chlsholm ot designed lo furnish pollllc'nl capllal to tho. gentleman. "lie wants the (incstlnn lo iiso on tho slump throughout Iho cpunlry U destroy (ho merchcnt ho In slsled amid cries of disapproval froji tbe opposition. Dr. Reid wont on., fo declare (ha questions were put on (ho. order pa per In urdor lo got Information fo persons who. were seeking contract 't't ff from the government. This was In .lie pcaco Funeral Services Held Re: mains Forwarded East for; Interment VIOVE OF P. P. COMPANY OF NO SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE WINNIPEG, .April fal II. Ketchcn, general Officer ommamling Military District No, 10, leclarcil Ihls morning that Iho station ng In Winnipeg of a company 01 the Mnc'ess Patricia's was almply Dart of ho rc-organizallon BChemp for a per- manent corps for Ihls district decidei tpon last year. Whllo admitting lhat .he company was expccled here with in tho next few days.' the, officer de clared Ihe Iransfar had nothing what ever to do with the May liny parade. From other sources the'same Infor- mation was advanced. MONCTON MAN AS GRAND HIGH PRIEST EDMONTON, April re- spects to tho lalo lion. Mactoy were paid hero today :whcn' services' were conducted in tho First' I'rosb'y! tcrian church hy Rev. Dr. iMcCiiiccn.- 'ilia boclx lay in slalo at ..tho church from 10 "a.m. till iiobn. guarded by provincial -policemen and hundreds oi people viewed Ilia remains of the lato minister ot municipal affairs. A guard ot provincial police preceded Iho fun- eral procession lo the Canadian Pac- ific station. Liout.-aov. Brett and Premier. Slew- art occupied places of honor at clinrch services next, to the relatives ami intimate personal frlcnils. The pall-bearers were: lion. J. li. Boylp, Hon. C. n. Mit- chell, {Ion. Duncan Marshall, Hon. G T. Smith, lion. A, J. 'McLean and lion. J. Goto. Hon. Duncan Marshal-will accom the body 16 the east as roprc ST JOHN, N'. U., April mu uwj ._, W Kvle of Monclon, was centativc of the..gPvernmenl, Hiigl elected trand high priest of the Ornml i Maohay, brother of tho. decc-aswl; J llovil ArVh Chapter Oraugelnfn. of C. McDonald and Mrs. McDdn .Now Drunawlok, thtAhirtrl'.iird im- aid will also go to. tlie'blf'rta nual convocation hero, 'I service at 'Owen Sound-. ;