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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta t  YOLFJM^ XIV. 4_i-.,n,.,ra.........�......U, LETHBRIDGE. ALBEBTA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 29,1920 NUMBER 11^ - 1 UP TO GOVERNMENT TO DISPROVE FINDINGS prorogued April -IS. BUDAPEST COMMUNISTS HANG LONDON, Dec. 29.-A spedal conference of the labor party today on tliie Irish situation unan'JI|i|^i|ptf-Detern)inatiftnrt 'of tl>e Irish self-de-- ifrmlnatlon Claihss began with a spec-J iftUy-conve-npci, conference. .of the par-j liaiiientary lafibr party'In London today, after which several members of the inirty'a commission which Invest!-: gated tho situation In Ireland told of' what' they had obse^^'�ed and learned thpro. ' A reso ution was adopted unanimously challe-nglng the government to dis-])rove the commission's accusations regarding reprisajs and other outrages chai'ged to the crown forces. The oonfei-ence-Was held as a preliminary for a campaign in behalf of self-determination and In opposition to the govorninent's alleged policy of repres-.sion to be inaugurated by l9bor In Manchester on January 17 and con-clu Jhi^ resolution suggests the following ground as a possible basis for negotiation and settlenneiit of the Irish difficulties ; Pirsi, withdrawal of all armed forces. Second, placing of responsibility for maintaining order in each locality in Ireland ou the' local authorities, and Third, provision for immediate election by proportional representation of a constitutent assembly charged to work out whatever constitution for Ireland and the Irish people desire, subject on'.v to-two conditions, namely, protection of minorities and.^ guarantees that the constitution should prevent Ireland becoming a military or naval menace to Great Britain. LIVESTOCK BURNED IN FIRE ON FM^M BUDAPEST,  Deo. 29.-The eourt ye�terd�y prbiioUrli^^ Judgment in tH� 6aii�a-ef aiibmber of peoptea' mev^�Ui�|!!]tt�r.1^:]nonth'b absence in Saltv^d3teClfsv!>fhere he has heeiji vititHbis .wife dadD^: her recent opeFatjon iii ^9 liofSKU^l ^bere. Db >epQr^fe . Mrs. ;.^ack With the highest Xl^ftlbhvot'CanLida and Alberta In ct>inpii>tBbn wjMi conditions there. He "saytf'6et>^e&%e Poles and the-Hussians were int^rruptea lorijijihpefc 14ay& at the Christmas tide o�ly. The commisskttiera resumed work yesterday and all the rumors that the negotiations had been interrupted on account of conflict between the commissions proved to be unfounded. No trouble is expected to arise inside the peace con-ferefice. Ewing Is New Tory Leader Only Half Members Voted  PETBRBORG, Ont., Dec. 29.-"All bunk"is'the way one of the principals in the West Peterboro bye-electlon characteriied th*. Ottawa report which Inferred that, W. F. O'Cpnnor, ;K.G., late of the board of commerce, would enter th� political field prob-, ably under the wing of the labor party..... , There-is a decided stir in the labor camp iMjt It-Is; not in. the. directiAn !of ihe Ottawa'jipoapect. "The feelers ;from Qttfi,�*.-i-are falling oh deaf ear's," shtd ohe laW ofdcial today.  : Lane Likely' Labof Choice ThomMWhe,'president of the lo-curtradidB^anct labor council,,is looked tiipbn a� the'choice of the lociil labor �-party;..::--'^ ��� labor's chances of winding the federal ^seat-are less liop�ful than was the case'at the provincial elections. On: that occasion the U.F.O. and labor parties voted as a body and It is alleged that T. Tooms, M.P.P., for West Pdter^Qjro, . assured the farmers of labor's support of U.P.O: candidates for the Ottawa house in return for services ri6�idered the labor candidates \^ in the ^'provincial field. Since the provincial election labor has repudiated this alleged promise with the result that the U.F.O. has decided to withdraw its .support from labor and enter a candidate of its own selection. The Farmer Choice The choice has fallen upon James Corbett-Cam{>ben of South Monaghan. a Liberal and well known exa^nent of U.P;0. policies. Mr. 'Campbeli has already started hik forces at work and his open meeting 4n,.EeterboCp. will likely fln4 the Won. T. A. Grerar on tlio same p.Jat-�form. ,' \- Burnbam Not Qovernmehf Man J; H. Burnham, M.P., who has reverted to the' old Conservative party, has his campaign well nnder way. Today he gave out the following statement over his own signature : , "A story ig going around to tlie effect that - Since I will not go to tho government, 'the government may endorse mo as their candidate. It is not likely but. whether likely or not, I will not accept government endorsation. I hope the statement is plaiu. "I believe that this government is the creature of some big schemes now floating in the air a,nd I believe it is a positive danger to Canada. It shows that it will stop at nothing. Its origin is one of thfe mysteries of the day. I am unalterably opposed to this commission at Ottawa and will never rest until 1 see th66e who are attempting to wreck the old parties, whose backing and policies are known and understood, are thetnselves wrecked. "I would have been willing to come to almost any arrangehient. with the government if theywould consent to go to t^e country in an ""immediate general Election, but they aro not to be drawn. I see the iambus O'Coy.ior if to ruh hero. This will make it iiftteresalng.'/ Venizeios WOl Sorely Return Doesn't Appear at AH in the Negotiation! for Capitulation Being Carried On FINAL AGREEMENT * IS LIKELY TOBAY ROME, Dec. 29. -Gabriele d'Annimzio, says the Corliere Delia Zara's Abbasia .correspondent todayvbas banded pv^r his' authority to tbe' eommunal council of Fiume.t4� * Greece Says Enduringr Her Calvary Newspaper-Riot at Church Sirrice MONTREAL, Dec. 29.-Nineteen animals were burneil and -'5 tons of hay were destroyed yesterday lu u tire whiih nearly cost the life of A. Wybou and his family in their home liere. The animals whicli were sheltered in a stable close tc the ho.:RG, were burned to dsatli even before Wybou was awakened by ilw fiio. BERLIN, Dec. 29.-The German government in a note address&d to the council of ambassadors iq Paris protests against the demand'of the control commission, endorsed by the ambassadors, for the dismantling of the guns on' from 11 to 14 fortresses on the southern and eastern frontiers of Germany as an infraction of the peace treaty, whlchi it is asserted, permitted the fortresses to remain In the same state as they were on January 10, 1920. Tho note points out that the dismantling demanded -would leave Germany with, only three fortresses on these frontiers and of these with Swinomunde alone with Its equipment as originally arranged. Pillau would only be permitted t6 have 3D Instead of 75 guns and K^oenlgsburg only 20 heavy guns. Alluding to the concentration of Russian troops on Gei'many's eastern frontie^r and the danger of a renewal of the Russo-Rolish war, the note declares that persistence by the allies In their demands would leave Germany defenseless. CATLGARY, Dec. 29.-The Morning Albertan this morning iiays : As the result of a secret ballot of Conservative members of the Alberta pfovinclal assembly, it is understood that A. If. Ewing, member for West Edmonton, has been chosen as Conservative leader in the assembly. The ballot was taken following a conference of ten members of the party held in Calgary recently and the votes were counted yesterday by Dr. Blow and John Kemmis, member for Pincher Creek. No offl-; clal state figures were given to the .press, but it is undei(Btood thai the members of the party who voted were almost �nanim-' ously s in favor of TVIr. Ewing's .leadership. _ It is understood that not more than nine of the 18 members originally returned as Conservatives, took part in the^ ballot. Automobile Dealers To Wait on Drayton Re Luxury Tax Refund OTTAWA, Dec. 29.-A large delegation comprised of nearly fifty representative automobile dealers from all parts of the Dominion will walVupoti Sir Henry Drayton, minister of finance, Xhts morning, to demand a refund of the luxury tax, which they were forced to pay the government upon unsold cars In stock, at the time that tax was lifted. SPAIN'TO SUSPEND TRADE CONVENTIONS MADRID, Dec 29.-The Spanish government has given notification.of the denounciation on March 20 next of the commercial conrventlons between Spain and Denmark, Holland, Sweden and Switzerlana. * ? ? ? ? ?  ? ? * ? ? ? * > SINGER WHO POPULARIZED "AFTER THE BALL" IS DEAD NEW YORK, Pec. 29-J. Bernard Dyllyn (Edwin Dun) widely Imown years ago as a baritone >r.llad singer on the variety stage anj tho first actor to populalrl^io the song "After the Ball" was rjund dead from asphyj^latlon' in his home here yesterday. Ha was born in Brooklyn 67 years ago. !� C� > > ? > * ? ? ? ? STRATFORD ALDERMAN OF 14 YEARS' SERVICE DIES STRATFORD, Ont., Dec. 29.-John D." Roberts, an alderman ot this city continuously since 1906, died yesterday. He was born In England 74 years agt) and had lived h^e for 50 years. CONFERENCE IN LONDON PARIS. Dec. 29.-Because of the labor situation In England, which j makes necessary the presence of J Premier Lloyd George in London the \ next conference of the allied premiers ! will take place in London or Paris, I and not at Nice, it is said by newspapers here today. SPANISH iVilNISTeR DIES MEXICO CITY, Dec. 29.-Marquis Gonzales, Spanish minister to Mexico, died last nigH Ittllowing a short I illness, : Budness Better Toronto Merchants Think Ihc Worst is Past and Business On the Up-Grade TOaONTO, Dec. 29.^Retail dealers in a number of lines who were Interviewed today regarding the state of the retail trade, expressed satisfaction with the present and were pleased as to the outlook. In most cases the belief was advanced that a few months at the most would see business back to the Three Asylum Officials Held in Connection With Death of John Gotrell TORONTO, Ded. 29.-Three officials of the.Ontario hospital for the Insane here, John Morgan, nlgiit supervisor; Wm. J. Kee and Charles Grant, attendants, were arrested yesterday afternoon and arc being held as witnesses in connection with the death of John Gotrell In the asylum Monday morninR. Gotrell died a short time after his admission (o the institution and it is alleged that marks on bis body indicated he had been abused. An inquest in the case has been opened. \ BAD FIRE IN LONDON ATHENS, Dec. 29.-Disorders arose yesterday at the chufoh of 8,1., Theqj doro during services jh' h(jn6r rb'f th9 name day of fbraiei'^ Premlei',} Veni? zelos. It wiui alleged 'that offii^drs in the Greek army thrcjatehed tljW; priest (^ndacting tJte. ce^niony. Two persons wore arrested, but-'Vere feoou re- lieased.' . . : ' .!____^.T. The newspaper Patria today printiSd a photograph of M. Veiilz^lda; anc^ don voterJ its entire first page jto/aii.editorial In which the fonrier premier was. eulogized. The newspaper declared that Greece was enduring her calvaiT. and that Venuelos "would surely return." Some alarm has been snown by the cabinet over the fact that 20,000 of General Wrangel'a anti-Bolshevik troops, ifliioh. wore lauded at Galli-poli, have spread into Thrace. It is declared these rneii are pillaging the country for food. King Constanthie Is suffering a slight illness, having taken cold while appearing on tha l)ii:cony of (lie pat-ace when throngs had gathered before It. � Swiggum Is Freed Of Murder Charge; Self-Defeiice Plea Man Who Shot Henry Jacobson at Sweet Grass.' Following Whiskey Quarrel LONDON, Ont., Dec. 29.- Damage estimated at |20,000 was caused by fire last night starting in the store at 121 Dundas street in the heart of tho retail district occupied by .the United Manufacturers of Toronto. It was in this store that Former Chief Law- SHBLBY. Dec. 29.-After a preliminary hearing in a justice of tho peuce court at whk:li the case of the stale was handled/by County Attorney J. G. Ilendf-raon, the complaint against Mike Swiggum of Sweet Grass, charg- rence Clark and two others me-t death ; ed with the murder of Henry Jacobsoi! several weeks ago, was dismissed. Thi! Swiggum casu wa.s conductort along the lino of self dei'enso. during a fire In 190S. SCHOONER A WRECK PARISBORO. N. S., Dec. 39.-The schooner PViendshlp, which has bean sailing lu the Bay of Fundy trade fov rears, is a total loss at St. Martin's _____ .______ __________ . Head, N. B,, where she was beaclied happ.v''and sane swing of pre-1 to prevent her from sinkiiis- Hor Fluhting SueiMliifed-. " PARIS, Dec. 29.-Fighting at plume ' between the Italian government,troop� and Captain d'AnnunsIo's legidnaries has beeu suspended for a time >at least. It vras reported here today. A dispatch from Rome stated that delegates appointed by the mayor of Flume met General Ferrario, commander of the Italian regulars at Abbasia, yesterday And agreed fo the terms . laid down for the capitulation of the , city. D'Annunzio was expected to sign them this morning and a truce was arranged until noon today.,,' , "The truce was arranged durinii the night and will contlnuo until the conclusion of the conference. Mayor (CMgante of Flume, and Oapt. Hostjwen-turi, in whose hands d'Annunilo .placed the defense of the city, will bo the e^fe ' oJ. �.. ' One of Those "Rumors" BUENOS AIRES. Dec. 29.--La K-t-ion'.s London correspondent sayS {.he CeTitraF News publishes a dls^' * "i from Paris today stating that General Caviglia, commaftder of the regn;m' Italian forces, had entered BMume. Four huudred of d'Annunzlo'i; mon were killed and one thousand wounded, the dispatch says. Armistice Terms LONDON, Dec. 2S.-A dispatch to the London Times from RonieJ savs the mayor of Flume rerjuested an Interview Tuesday with General Cavis* lia and an immediate armistice on tho following conditions Withdrawal of the government troops to their former positions. The regency to evacuate, ,A'egUa and Arbe and hand back the government vessels unarmed or with thft promise that they will not bo used against Fiumc. Control of tho legionaries from Flume, indepehdently of the Italian government. Tho admission of a Fiume delegate to the commission wliich is to settle' lli� tato of_ Port Baross. These conditions are virtually tho'so proposed by t.be government recently and scornfully rejected by d'Aununzlo. In tho meantime, however, firing has heen suspended. Discussing Terms .LONDON. Doc. i;9.-Discussion of terms for tlie capitulation of Piume began at Abazia at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon sayn a Milan dispatch to the Loudon Times. The conference was stil! in progress at five o'clock last evening, the message says.  , Arranging Peace Terms . FIUME, Dec. 29.-Gabriele d'^nnun-z;o early today surrendered all his^ Swiggum, who is a one-armed man I � ^ ^^^^ communal^, coun-� was arrested in Lethbridge follov. ins 1 J <: tho shooting of Henry Jacobson near Sweet Grans over u whiskey mix-up. } Swiggum v/us in the hospital here ! General Caviglia, commander of; the regular Italian forces, will ax-: rangp the conditions of peace 'wjthr war years." Several Yonge street cargo of coal was'saved. merchants declared that they had not- � _. iced an improvement in their business even slnca Christmas. OLYMPIC MAKES HER LAST WINTER TRIP NEW YORK, D�c. 29.-The steamship Olympic sailed today on her final voyage of the winter season. Upon her arrival at Southampton sho will be laid up until March for the installation of additional fuel oil tanks.. Among tho passengers were Sir Ernest Hodder Williams, the British publisher and W. L. George, the Hpglish novelist. THREE KILLED, AT GRADE CROSSING GREENVILLE. Ohio, Dec. 29.-O. Culbertaon, 29, Richmond, Ind., hia wife and daughter, Helen, aged e, were Instantly' killed at Harrlsville, Ind., 15 miles west of here today when their automobile was demolished by