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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME XIIL TWELVE PAGES LETHBRHXIB, ALBET.TA.r MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1920 TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 41 CP.R. President Says An Increase jtn Rates Bound Come Tetys Montreal Audience That Dominion Government Will Soon. Have: Miks of Road, Largest Organiza- lion on Face of Globe Won't Purchase Any More Lines MONTREAL, Feb; (By Canadian at the. seventeenth annual dinner of the Canadian Hallway Cliib, here Saturday, Hon. .Arthur Melghen, minister of the interior, said in reference to nallohailzatiou of rail- ways "I lielievo that utter the lapse of years the. railways running today nh- peech made by the accused, Arin- stronjr, without referring to his'notes; The witness replied in Uie affirmative and named the word ns :he one ho could remember. Tho question as to whether or not the witness, Baslinmk, should he called at the present trial was broacli- td by R. A. llonnar, and counsel ,.for the crown intimated thai whi.lo they did not intend to call liini they Vould do so if his lordship ordered it Sir. Justice Metcalfa informed. Mr. Bonnar that ho could introduce a special application lor this purpose and that ho might then make an ord- er. His lordship, however, stnleil that not only would he himself refuse, but he would not force Iho crown to put in the witness box a. msti his own handwriting, was either A liar-or a perjurer. Staff Sergt. Reamcs was sllll on (he stand upon adjournment. 'Hugh Phillips, K.C., counsel for tho ciown, made an application for night sessions of the court. A decision will be announced this afternoon. l Warden as Witness .WINNIPEG, Feb. Canadian P. Graham, ol Slony Mountain penitentiary, was called when court'irewmed thts morning. Papers UkecTfrpin the were Identified by Hhe' witness and Sled as .e'xbUjMi. A f .pne taken5 to; tlin', 'M' 1 Britain and France Ready to Accept Treaty Resigryations Thtit is What is Conveyed in Letter of Lord Grey Pub- lished in "Times" WASHINGTON, Feb. letter of Lord Grey to tho London Times ile.illns .with the altitude of the United Slates in regard to the League of Xat- created a profound impres- sion here'. In this letter, which was printed by tho New York Times yester- day, and Is reprinted In many this morning by permission of Iho Times, Lord Oroy asserts that hla ob- servations regarding thfl American nttlludo aro merely bis personal vlewx. kvl thoro Is a strops belief here Ihftl f ..effecl out 'stVIke I'to WM'nipsg." N'uinerous documents" taken frbhi the person of read in court. was not'clear as to was right jn'accepting prisoners, prior to convlutions. The1 prisoners fvcre Brought dp before mag- istrate while iu prison.: They were in tlio prison for four days. He prdonc- ed the warrants under which the ac- cused were taken Into the peniten- tiary. -A.' J. Andrews, 1C. C., objected to these warrants being put in on the grounds that these matters were.en- tirely Irrelevant. Mr. Justice iletcalfe rulcil'In favor of the objection. Mr. Bonnar asked tho witness: at what date and time Ihe accsued were released from the prison. .Crown Counsel objected and his loixl- shlp asked Mr. Bonnar.what h3 was trying to show. A Southern Alberta farmer, John F. Anderson, Jr., of Raymond, has taken fourth price In the Grata Growers.' Guide acre yield competition for tho eeaspn 1519. As announced on the first prize went to a farmer of Brooks, Al berta.'his yield being 66 bus. and 30 pounds to. the acre. Mr. Anderson's yield, also on irritated land, was 59 bus. and 61 pounds. Another entry of Mr. Anderson's took 2l6t prize, the yield being 43 bus. 29 Ibs. In Ihe 4lh priw acre, 51r. Anderson used Marquis wheat, and in the- othgr case where he took 21st prize, ho used Bed Bobs.' Tbe was open lo the three western provinces, nud it is worthy of note tliat tbe 1st; 3rd and 4th prires. went to wheat raised on irrigated .land. In the, course of a few days the Hevald .expects to give more ytarticu lars of Mr. Anderson's participation in this contest. Accompanying this article will be a-couple of views tha1 will very accurate Idea ot Ihe fine sample dC wheat tliat Mr. Ander son was'able to raise on irrigated lane on his'.farm Documents Signed Monday Reds Plan With German Spartacists lor of Hun Gov- Passports Aid in Carrying Out Plot LONDON, Feb. was definitely concluded thla morplnfl betwctn Eslhanla intj tlw 'Ainaian Soviet aovtrnmmt, It announc- ed In a wlreleca dispatch from Moscow reeolved this Red Plot Discovered LONDON, Feb. ag- ents entrusted with messages regard- ing sensational widespread Red plans have been for a considerable travelling between Berlin and Soviet Russia on false credentials, It is eii officially. They usually Iravelieo. American Hed Cross delegates on tbo pretext of arranging-for the ex- cliange of German prisoners from Rus- sia. A number of the agents have been arrested in Lithuania. Two men to Moscow Berlin were found to have letters concealed in their neckties. One waa a German, tha other a Swiss Socialist. he German carried, a 'letter to Tchitcherln, Soviet minister of foreign affairs, from the head of a Spartacist organization in Germany emphasizing the Communist sympathies .of- that body. Another letter described a sys- tem of forged American, French and German passports. The Swiss.-had a letter from the head of a Red society In Berne asking for further supplies of Bolshevik literature. The German ation, said that the German.Indepen- dent Socialists would attack aid over- come the German moment they were assured of support from Len'ine. Authorize Trade, PARIS, Feb. Russian co-op erative headquarters at" celvod authorization, government to foreign countries... The_ reads aR, follows: The' Soviet.governme'tit'.perniUs thfl Central Union ot Co-opera tives" to-enter-into, commercial felai ions'with the riess firms of Western'BiifppiiVAmer ica arid other Sorie.t he Centrsl Uiion all putraaUu con tie protection of goods and imported by ve. "The Centrtl Union is ready to com lencc exchanges immediately. "The Soviet government will.-alloit pass safely delegntes coming tc nd leaving, Russia, ivhoie names urnlitied by ine representatives' o! Russian Co-operatives of Centra! Europe." (Conttuucil on Page Nine.} Reds Take LONDON, Feb. Bolihevikl uprising is reported to have Tiflfs andi.Kutats, in Trans-Caucajia. Both cities are declared to be in the hands of the Reds, Dominion Department of Agric- ulture Figures.Show Value of Improvement Plan Feb. (By Canadian is estimated that tbe total direct'benefit in the increased value of the caltlo in Canada from tlio live- stock distribution' policy of the de- tment' of agriculture, since its in- ception', will reach some- The department calls attention to the fact that the valuo of tho livestock in- dustry is 'being'.materially increased pjy the improvement of tbe quality of slock'. A two-year-old calf, sired by ;i pure-bred bull, is worth ut least more than one.of the same age from a scrub bull. Under tbe livestock dis- tribution scheme the department lias loaned pure-bredJitills to farm- ers''organizations In various' parts of llic country and the- total of JU.flOO.OOO is based'on estimate that during bis term of usefulness each bull EircG 130 calves. Peacemaker Killed In a Launch SEVERE EARTHQUAKE RECORDED NVASHINGTOX. very severe earthqiinke lasltng more than two hours and centered between and inllcs frpm Washington, was recorded early today on the George- U. S. Bought Nearly. 109 Per Cent More From Britain in 1919 v NBW YOKK, Feb. from Hurono in 1919 approxi mately against 000 the year before, accordiog ,tp a compilation by the National Clt: Hank made public today.' The cstl mate ia based on partial nc-i'.ember, and 11 is especleil complet flsures (or 1918 will show increai of 125 per cent over those of Great Britain, France'and lUly IHO vlded the greatest volume ot. I be ports. In 11 months 1919, disc from Great Drltaln1 totalled against 'of th coifespondfog period of iSlS; From France tho amount against and fro: Ifiily compared with ?2i tho year before. MONTREAL VERY COLD MONTUBAL, Feb: 1m bad 20 days of sub-zero weather I January six I January, 1919, and the lowest dro town University Ecismosraphfl. Tho I was on Iho last day, when the. the shocks began at 6.42 a.m., reaching the mpmelcr registered 23 degrees mWim Cablet Considers What Shtuld Be to Make Up The t Deficiency. PARIS. Feb. ministers ann heir under-secretarles met In cabinei louncll yesterday with Premier Miller nd presiding. The object of tht' ouncil was to make a thorough exanf-' nation into .situation which s considered one of the moat import nt problems that they, are called upon to solve. The.deliberations Kill, continued Tuesday. During the .Cession of_the council, M. Thonmyre, submitted a report on 'the state of .France's wheat irtyiuctlon, her available, stocks aid' Iho iroporU .that-will be 'necessarj order to maintain supplies until (he xt Ftederici.T'rancois-id'arsal, Ahireter of finance, explained the financial tide of ike, question, 'The m'eetibg' was de to question of wieat li that a decision' oafff 'lie reached on the question of raising the price DO centimes per'kilogram to 95 either immediately or by increases. But acfion was postponed. Official reports-read, at the meet ng ahowe'il that France, vfhich before .he war could'support its population, iad decreased its wheat raising by a million and a halt hectares since .018, while the quantity of wbcal pro- duced bad fallen during'the same, per- iod from quintals to 000 quintals. The report showed also thai the food tninlstry. had bought since teniber, 1919, nearly two and three- quarter million tons of wheat, cover- ing tbe country's needa until June, but leaving from June to September to be provided for. Tho finance report showed that the stale bad kept the price ot bread 'M the pre-war price by buying French wheat at 73 francs per quintal ami foreign wheat at an average of o. francs and supplying millers at francs. The operation was so costly, that a change is inevitable, the ulale having lost francs by it' up to June of last year. maximum at about 8 o'clock anil ceas- ed .it 9.0S o'clock. according to tho reading of thermom- eter at McGIH Observatory at 7'a.m. Saturday. VAXCOUVEll, JJ. C., Feb. 2 Gus Ulooui, a rancher, la dead, and two Pasteur Institute in Paris named Ross and Anderson .arn being sought for by the provincial police as Ibo result of a shooting trag- edy In a motor launch-in tMalasplna Inlet, near Uintl.- Uloom, according to information received by the police, put out in a small boat from his ranch Of Exaggerated Prices For These Animals PARIS, Feb. Tbo Pasteur Insll- tuto Is complaining of a special form before publishing hts letter sub- mitted It to foreign office and members of (W Brltli.h cabinet. The point rjl vfttt Interest in! the lot- pertinents almost cc.isecl during the ter, ss seen here, slaUraent by war, with tha result tliat prices (or to endeavor to mako pcaco between of alleged profitcerliiE from'which It! tlio two men, Ross and Anderson, who is Buffering. The racing at -guinea j alleged, wore nghllng1 aboard their pigs and white mice for scientific launch. One of the ntbn flourished.n revolver, It Is charged, and as Bloom grabbed It, It went off, a 'bullet ahat- Lord Grey w'oiild he wlljlag to little rodents have increased great- terlng Bloom's knee and resulting swept ths reserritiOLS If. This has ic-.ptcd soinn psfMiis his dsatb t IhA nt tham -3nif i proposed ,by. Sen which have: been of con tlon In ths long a'pr "If ths outcome of the long coolro- rerjy In the ben to offer co-operation In tie League o( Nat- the letter 'declares, "It.would be the groaleat mfslake lo Ibal co-operation beca'ose conditions attached lo it, and wiien that f.o- to go Into Ihe ing of them, and they are charging exaggerated prices. The asserts that members of the highest aristocracy hare liken n; this breeding' business, which pays them better thin railing of. larger animals. More than one marquis is selling guinea pigs at three each and refuse lo sell less than a dozen, and that many countesses are refusing to part with a whllo motiso nt a halt BOLSHEVIK CLAIMS LONDON', Feb. Moscow wire' less dispatch, dsted Saturday, gives the following official communication: "In the Ullzabelbgrad'. region our Irbops occupied a series of villages 25 to 39 ntiles -west of KliiabclliBrail. "In the Knrsk. Kast Siberia region, rate a Irano nnd a.I wo occupied NIJI-Kdliisk. Tlie enemy '''retiring in a'panlo'caalward." FIRE IN HALIFAX CHURCH PURINQ H.OUR-OF WORSHIP HALIFAX, N, the congregation wss at fire broke out In Oxford Street Methoilfsl church at noon yesterday a'nd: tho building wfis complcleiy jlesfroycl FORMER KAISERaWILL PRESENT HOSPITAL TO AMERONQEN CITIZENS ''0 AMEROXOEN, Keb. former German to present to Ameroiigen a small hospital in of Ms-stay here. Preliminary construction of the hospllal is