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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XJU. TWELVE PAGES LETHBWDGE, FEBRUARY, TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 45 JWrlte Hon. A. J. McLean Urging Hiai to Dealing With Petition of Baroos-Carmangay Fanners so That They May Come in as Extension to Lethbridge Northern Without Want to How Back: Original Project But Want "Gate ._-....._ Upen. Will be Last Ottawa Hears Many Rumors What'sHon. Crerar9iStrength (By Canadian Press Wire) That the good of the Barona district. are anxious to secure Irrigation for suth of their land as from in -ex- tension of the original Lethbrldge- Nyrtherti dlitrict is shown by the following letter sent to Hon. A, J. McLean, minister of public under date of Jan. 31st: "As we have 'sent your depart- ment .pstUlpn" for our Barons and Carmahgay district to be irri- respectfully ask' that you Will ;try: and hasten It. through, and If possible let 'us .come In the same organization as the Lethbrldne Northern, as It seems to us thai, with the Increase of acreage; It would materially re- duce the cost per acre and In this way -benefit all of us who want water. "We do not wish the Northern project held back for us to catch up with them, but we want" a "gate left open for us to get In, In case bur organization goes through satisfactorily.' This letter Is signed by all th- leading fanners of the Barons dlatrfot secure water for their land from an extension of Lethbddfe Northern.. Somewhers In the neljKborhoed of acres In fhe, BarentCar- mjrgiy district eotild W irrigated by an erteniildn'.of Lelhbridge Would oh the extreme north end of the new district Birom would be In the couth part .of the .extension. All the land lying on both of the Aldersyds ,11ns .betwetn the two towns; Is, the majority ditch to the west of i action' of tne Is considered of the greatest boosts the Northern has yet received as was some reluctanoe on -their part to consider irritation fo- a long time after the Letiibrldje nortnern agitation started r The above let let written however aft-r- englreers had recommended the bonding of theTofigliial district at tSO per acre .-and shews that the Barons farmers consider Irrigation 'or their land it this figure a good proposition. OTTAWA, Feb. Three weeks from Thursday parliament dpens'for what may prove to be the last se; slob.- for the'present government. The air Is agog with rumors and proph- ecies. There Is considerable discus- sion of sessional program, but the talk Is rather, of sessional possibili- ties tian of whether or not the s'ession if ill end In a general In government circles Ihe 'situation Is admitted to present Its pitfalle. Watch Farmers' Strength None the less there !s the confident expectation expressed that the gov- ernment Till weather the storm and remain In power at any rate until after the re-distribution, which will follow -I ho census of neit year. Ap- parently the outcome of the session Till depend largely on the. strength of Hon. T. A. Crerar, former minister of agriculture. The rapid growth of the farmers' movement in the west and In by Mr. CrerST'llupporters, along the liues of toe platform, might conceuabl} aMjev't a much larger of siipfefrt from rural mem- bers and the gojenuneut be defeated. What AfcoM Unionists' On the other Vnd, It Is questioned if Mr. Crerar'coeiH secure the meas- ure of Unionist mem- bers necessary-jtp defeat the govern- ment. Parliament bas still technical l> three yean f run It is Improb- able that general elections nould re- turn more thai i' coBiparatlvely'Emall proportion offtie4present rank and Die of the Horn ot Commons Hard Problem As an attenuiii at war the govern- ment has a dttleult'financial situation to face At of the last fiscal 3 ear pmlcms to, the national debt At the end it stood at Aranal interest charges were under in 1914; for the present ftscml year the) been Ontario, the Indications that it is I estimated at There is further the for pensions, which U met out of current revenue. "The ex-' penditura 'on' pensions'.' Ibis vear is estimated at WO 000 Hi eipect- ed to total JJ3 WK> or 000 000 a spreading into the provinces and even to a certain extent In Que- bec, give to Mr. Crerar nn unquestion- ed position of power. Last year, an opposition tariff amendment'-was de- feated by votes tut it had' the...support of fourteen Liu- eral-TJiiiouists. A tariff ameudment year for the i generation. In in- ou Page NoUnionism Ontario Coriservatives (By Canadian I.uaed TORONTO, Feb. G, Howard Ferguson, former minis- ter of lands, forests and mines, acting Conservative leader iu On- an: address lo Ward Four Conservative Association, last.nlghl, declared that the Union- ist government at.Oltawa bad com- pleted the lor which It was, .elected, and there could not a permanent Unionist parly In Caa- ada." Mr; Ferguson served notice that in so far as Ontario Tories are concerned, they don't Intend that'the Conservative party shall .abrogate its traditional place in the country's .affairs and therefore those who will not join It in all things must be thrust aside.v i Mr. Ferguson said that a survey riding in the province is under'way by the Conservative 'and when the neces- sary information was in hand Hie party" would reorganized and put under the direction o( able iuen. A-convention of the party will fee-'.held.during the summer, a leader will be chosen and a platform adopted. Barpns Flag; Case Airfed in: Court Returned Soldier and Man Of German Parentage Scrap Leading to Trouble The court room of Ihe provincial tourt was crowded with a large cun- from Barons bver an assault taso which has created a great deal of interest In that'town, developing into something in the nature of a factional JisUt. The feeling was such that the defence objected to the case being tried in Barons, and the -venue -was changed by.bringing it to Lelhbrldge, ivhcre.jt. was disposed of by Magis- tral? on Monday nfternoon! Amongst tho visitors in the court room-from liarohs was W. Venablcs, J.P., before whom tho case would have como if not for tho objection of de- fendant's counsel A. C. Virtue, Jiogg apceared tor llio plalnlinVThero wero some dozen witnesses sub- poenaed, but tho evidence of six, Messrs. Murray, Christiansen, War- nock and tho plaintiff was-all that was taken. A Pool-Room Fight ot the assault was the pool room.o'f Mr. Warnoclt. Ilobcrt Seymour Welsh, who had been over- Beas am] bad been gassed, was tlie ahrt B. Wobeck'the de- fendant. The scrap started over a game of bowls in which tbo two .parties iver'e engaged. According to tho evidence, Wobeck'made a strike which brought from Welsh tho remark' that he was lucky to do so, where- upon Wobeck retorted that Welsh was lucky to get back without being kill- ed. -To this' W.elsh loslifled that he replied "Don't pass any of your re- marks op1 Then Iho 'assault according to plaintiff by de- fendant clinching with him and brlng- .Ing him down.oh his seizing him by' the neck, and a tender part of the and holding him down. Ho was uiade lo let go by Mr; Warnock and no.thcr, and in getting up ho dealt BTTOAPEST, Teh Dealg nation of Archduke Joseph as king by the Hunlsarian aesem- bly Beems a-result ff strong in. the recent This movement pcraista ds- spite objections- fo -the -Haps- burgs on the part 6t the allies and the llungarlan Gopiilists. Conltuucd.on Four.) MAY BE HUNGARIAN KING SIX DIE 'GAS POISONING NEWARK, Feb. men were found, dead o.f C-' -pois- oning In a .smaTI hotel here to- day. All of them had been sleep- Ing in one-., room; tliree on one ed, two on another, and the sixth on a cat.- :Vf- VON HINDENBURO'3 MEMOIRS WlUTBE PUBLIC SOON BERLIN, Feb. Marshal von Hlndenbufg's memoirs aro an npnnced for publication'at the end of autdbtbgraphyroE hla life n.p to the the whfch will pe Issuodin three pdltioDi. One of 100 copies bas already1 been disposed of. DEFENSIVE ALLIANCE PLANNED PARIS, Feb.. sions relalive> to tho. cinestloil-of.a' fensire Franco, Greal Britain and Belgium-harp Progressed materially during- tlto recent .confbr ences at Y'pres, according to a Brus dispifcti to tha Excelsior. It siit the Belgian government dratted and sent to the French; government a projected com man defense In of a future Oer man attack. PROPOSALTO BPD LETHBRJDGE NORTHERN PERJIGRE IS CONSIDERED AS GOOL BUSINESS 3y Borrowing More Than Actual Construction Cost Farmers Will Be Relieved of Paying Interest and Other Carrying Charges Until They Can Rekilts Froni oflrrigatioiS Farm- ''-1 -ersanid Business Men'Support Botdirtg P proposai. WiUi the sessions of-both (be provincial land'-Dominfon houses opening within the next three or four week i, and with legislation looking to the aid of Irrigation ex tensions likely to be important Is sues in the provincial legislature at least, whaVmight be called theo crucial period in the history of whole new irrigation moye ment in Alberta has arrived, and tlie next three months will tell whether progress is to be made In tlie coming year or whether fufr ther delays-mutt be- .en-. countered, Rather unfortunately II appears that the bye-election of the land- owners of the Lethbridge -North- ern Irrigation District will not have an opportunity to the bonding of the district .for six weeks or two months advertising of the district ss re- quired by law has just been com- pleted. Now the assessment no- i tices must be sent cut, and, ac- cording to the Irrigation Act, some time must elapse before the date of the vote can be advertised. At belt it will be nearly two months before'the requirements' of the act leading up to the bond vote can be complied with. Definite Answer Needed .In the'meantime, llio legislature' at engaging. more serious attention ilian at any time siuce the undertaking-ivas talked about. Question oF Finances e.scheme ought to te fiuanc- era'.to.-lh.e extent of per acre seems tp'.lie tho best advico how available o'n tbo undertaking front a business standpoint. A couple of years ago it was considered lh.it per acre would pay tho construction cost fairly but it is understood that ootii tho. consulting engineer vho looked project over for the provincial government, George G. Anderson, and tho district's own engineer, Major have recommended to the district board that thS bondcd-fn- debte'dncss should be placed at J50 per apro for the original Lethbridge North- em; district. Their nroposal is that wmlo the-construction cost is estimat- ed nearer than there r.rs a number of contingencies, which, In the name of good business, should be pro vided for In the original issue. Among these contingencies are the possible discount on the bonds which, issued at bring a few-points less. Then, too, it is staled that the con slruction of the whole project cannot bo'completed in less than two years. 1C is considered the usual thing in irri- gation, practice thai, overt whoro the settlers aro already on, the land, nol more than 25 per cent, efficiency from BlOLtETINS :SIR SAM-HUGHES ILL Fetip. Sam former minister of mii- is seriously'ill-he re. He' had .to be'removed.yesterday from his rooms at the. King Edward Hotel to the. .Wellesly.HofijHal, ..where condition, js.tald to' be'very The nature of his Illness; has Edmonton will be' asked lo definejthp appllcalion of the water can to some policy for aid lo tho district by secured the first year.owing to the way ot guarantee of the bonds so as necessity each farmer-constructing lo mako them readily Some'his laterals, etc. So that throe years Idea must therefore be given ihe.lrus- elapse from.the time the tees of the district and others iri llio ;f If" sod is turned until Iho farmers south who arc endeavoring to bring -arc; In n position to begin lo secure about'a solution of irrigation exteil-; fun returns from tbo outlay, or in sion problems, us to how Iho words, It is three.years before proposals are considered by Iho.menjtW farmers arc a posillon most vitally farmers to pay the annual charges on the cost of construction. Deferring the Charges But in tho niciutllmd the annual Dutch T 1J IT 1 o Yield Up Ex-Kaiser Paris Paper Says Allies Ma> Break Relations and Block- ade Holland PARIf, Feb. list of Germins accused by the allies of war crimes, whose extradition is to be Is headed by for- mer Crown'Prince Frederick Wil- liam and several other sons of the former German emperor, The list will'be handed to Baron von Lers- ner, the .German representative here, afternoon. Included in the.. Hit-are- Theobold von Bethmann-Hollweg, former Ger-' man' Imperial chancellor; Reid Marshal von HTndenburq, Gen. Erich Ludendprlf, formerly first quartermaster-general; Field Mar- shal von Mackensen, Crown Prince.-Rupprecht of Bcvaria, the tOuke of Wurttembura. The total number of names on the list is about 800, Recent Trip of Labor Delegation Convinced Them That Scheme Not Acceptable and Would Not Solve Problem Recommendations Eagerly MacPherson May Quit. LONDON, Feb. riot- i ing Limerick 'jasi night, according to a. dispatch to the Star. The military fired on the demonstrators and one- man killed. Feb. Anociated good reason to be- leva that the recent trip of the British Labor party's deputation to Ireland will jiot prove' the means of making friends among the Labor members o! parliament for the government's Irish scheme to be elaborated at the next session of parliament. An Indication of this Is found in the statement drculated-at the headquar- will contain, recommendations .as U policy and Is, therefore, awaited wjln much interest. MicPherson May Quit I.ONDOX, Feb. The possible resignation of James fan MacPherson, as chief secretary of Ireland, again Is being freely discussed In Dublin and rumor also is busy with ihn name of Field Viscount French, the lord lieutenant, according to the Dally Jlall's Dublin correspondent. -The authorities at Whitehall (army headquarters In and at Dub- lin Castle 'are not pulling says the correspondent, "and Ireland in the few months has been gov eraed-by aee-saw principles, the paci: _ ters of the Labor party, signed by "sts. coerclonists alternatelj be "One of the in which ob- servations and impressions of the Irish trip are recounted. While, these aro purely Individual, it is significant that they convictions of whole- deputation as Interpreted by the. accompahylnE correspondence and indicated in speech uy, the members of .tho, delega- tion since tho trip' began.' Tho' state- ment says: O- Intensely Bitter Feeling 'Throughout the whole of National- ist Ireland tho deputation came face to faco with an intensely bitter feeling toward, and general condem'natlpn' of; tho Dublin- Castle What the castle claims to ba a.policy of'- protection is all shades of of provocation. Nationalists -hold IhiB'1 latter-vleiSan'd it Is not unusual who-admit that their.ranks; are.sWell- ed daily as a.result of tbe'-c'onllnaanca. of "The. realities situation' can- not .be .Ignored. The full' of dffflculty and lion -will not be of thumb. "The Irrecohciiiable demand.of, Sin'n Feiners may be summed up on :the one hand, 'Get and oh.tho.'othcr hand, 'No neither qf these attitudes will assist In n peaceful set- tlement, nor likely thnt the. scheme outlined by the .premier Iu the closing Oays of parliament will achieve this object." The statement concludes by nolnt: ing out that an opportunity Is offered the Labor "party, through! tho prevail- ing lack of faith that Ireland .will ob- tain remedial .measures through any other of the older politicarnartles. Th3 official report of the delegation, which is to be issued at an early uato, ing in the ascendancy. The result has been that the Sinn Petnetn either have been treated'as spoiled children or punished like criminals, according to the mood of the moment. "The effect of this U seen In the resentment ot the constabulary against contradictory orders and in the.atti- tude ot the Irish turn'to the Sinn Fein as the only consistent policy." Another search for Sinn Fein lead- ers was made Monday moraine 'but none was found. Viscount French .arrived In London this evening. It Is officially, said that his visit is not political. REDS IN. VLADIVOSTOK S'ivilASHlNGTON, Feb Vladlvos of the town the .-war was advised today by.iMajoPiOenei'al G rivet, c'omrhandmgi J f '_'. itionaryl forces in .Siberia Gen. Gjaves' JanUsry (n the'erty ,vWre orderly and that the allied forces were patrolling the streets to protect innocent peoole and to prevent looting. The revolution; Fcts' platform, 'general said, declared for the end of civil war in Siberia and interference by foreigners, into 7the. internal af- fairs of the country.- PROHIBIT EXCHANGE SPECULATION BRUSSELS, Feb. Solr nn- nounces that King Albert has signed a decree prohibiting dealings In for; cign exchange, except In boua fide commercial transactions Russell Will Be who must eventually pay the cost' of, construction. Obvtously the to.bo benefillod by the construction of the district must make it known In' cnargea on tho bonds Must ho paid no uncertain manner to the powers; I from the clay tho money la borrowed (By Canadian Prws Leased Wite) WASHlNOTOJf, resolu- tion; introduced in the senatb yestbr-' day by Senator Underwood, which re- Quests the 'appointment of a commls- open nexotlatlons with Canada irlth regard lo the Canadian restrict- ions or, Iho exportation of.pulpwood, ts'lielleved t6 mirV tho opining of a flgbt which a number of United plan to make with the object of securing thq opening up of Canadian fordsl reaen'ts to United States mills, That Senator Underwood and his msoclates are ready to "go the limit" cuMfMIgn, Is Indicated by a rather 'fiiiggeslion contained to the Underwooi! resolution, lhal a bo started In cungrtJi difficulty for against .Canada to the event of. the iallnrp of the de. niand of the removal of 'nibSificatlftn of tho Canadian eiport restrictions; The resolution re truest s President Wil- son to appoint 4-.'onlnil3sion of five membOrs to tipeH negotiations with the Dominion or with the provincial govertnienU'- ,o( Quebec, Ontario and looking lo a modiflcadonVof citstlng restrict- ions which tho resolution declares "are working greal-harilship lo users of print paper -In this' but it contains also lie sign 'provision Ibai In case a mutual -dcveemenl cau not ba shall report to congress iicjto'n should be taken that will aid lairVrnoving the thal-be at Edmonton that they want tho system constructed and that noth- ing must be allowed to stand in the and tho ilireclora of Iho district aro urging Itial the moneyj'tp pay Ibeso llrnl three years' should bo way ot such construction with the'borrowed aud 'considered, as part of least possible delay. As tho bond ihe capital outlay. the rate- election cannot be held in time lo.se- PWrs of fho district would borrow cure the voice of Iho electors in nn official mnnnor It would appear lo be! Incumbent on the ratepayers of tlio district lo make themselves heard verbally or in some other suitable which would leave.-no doubt In the mind of any Inquiring legislator as lo how Iho farmers thebis'clves stand on the project. Meanwhile tho in the ilis- Met, knowing lhal they must give a definite though unofficial answer {a the proposal wl.lhin the next couple of weeks, are busy scanning whole, project. The Dominion deptotmenl ot enough money In the flral Instance to pay lha cost..of cpnstntcllon, all pro.. llmlniry costs nntl the carrying charges for three years ,80 that the ralepayers would not .hare to be lased until the fourth year from the stnrt of., construction, by which Mmo they would barn .had'time lo apply the PARIS, Feb. en- tente rejoinder to tho refusal of Hol- land to-allied demands for-the extra- dition ot the former'Emperor William Is imminent, according to Iho Petit Parlslcn.- The newspaper says that while Iho note will bo generally con- ciliatory, It will consider, In case of A new. refusal by Holland, measures going as far as Iho breaking of ijinlo malic relations or ot a naval block- ade ot Dutch ports. .Dutch Opinion AMSTERDAM, Feb. to the It is qisllo prob- able that Holland would consent lo the extradition of Gcrnian war criminals who are within -her borders, if extra- ase (By Canadian Press JUascd: Wrc) alarming. >lo bad never heard .WINNIPEG, Feb. B. Kussell, at present serving, a- :ence in Stony Mountain penitentiary, will be called as a witness for tho de- fense in llio present trial1 of tho seven nccuscil strike leaders, said Jl. A. BOn- nar, K.C., today. II ot Hie defense, ho said, to cftll ab'oiit 200 In calling It. li.; Russell, it will bo necessary for the defense lo make application for-nu onler from tho Judgo to liavo Russell brought from tbo penitentiary. Evidence of the elrike, llio numer- ous parades and speeches mado In tho legislative chamber II. B. Uray, thing of tbis sort before. Homes for the Public A. J. Andrews asked one tiuesliun in re-cxnntriiAltan. "Did yon hear nny referonco' to liomes in Fort Jlr. Bonnar objected that this was a leading queslion. Andrews, lo the witness: "Was! the subject of homes in Fort Kougc The witness: "Homes in Fort Rouge wero referred to in a general way Sr sonio of the speakers." Question: What was saidr "The references-were'to; ono of tho accused, was given-by B. ilho effect Hint tho homes of certain pcoplo woiild make .very good Uomcs! wale? to tho land and assuro a crop, idlllon Sverc askcilrou tho grounds lhat .Tho proposal Is a BOrnewhaJ new Hiey are a.clually vlcioua or criminal, one lo Iho ratepayers df the district ]n tho-event that the requcsl were ana-they are now very cSrefnlly con- based on some act ot tho ordinary sldering Iho logic ot Ihe proposals of I tho district trustees and their advis- ers. In order to act Ih6 caso vci-y Viigincerir'tho' before llicin, Chairman O. U. engineer brought In by tho provincial Marnoch of tho Irrigation Develop- jove'rnment nnd Ihe dislrlct's own en- Aaaociation has sent the follow- glheer have all saW the scheme, la1 Ing circular letter to every ratepayer entirely feasible, In Us phyalcal as.Mn the'district wllh a nUgfesl.lon that pecla, that (hero Is plonly of water should make their decision known available, and thai llio land Is highly placing- ibose who are dealing suitable to irrlgalion and thaV Ibe governments lit the mailer of Is nothing to worry about In', any of bond tiiarontcca In a position to speak Tbc financial' >'as- poet 'of 'iho .projert 's therefore mw authority: _ onuPniv'l'oiirTr' courab of ivar or reprisal order by superiors, the case would b? different, the newspaper assorts. Vhlcss tbc al- lied list includes.former Crown 1'rinco William, Iho newspaper says, it lias been unable thus far to ascertain which, If any, of the desired persons are now In Holland. -The Handelsblad 'says further that if tho extradition of former Emperor Wil- liam bad .been demanded on actual criminal grounds Instead of political reply might ImVe been 'different. T. Balsford today, T. U I'eters nlso gavu evidence regarding a mooting at Hie Walker theatre at which some of the accused were present Talk of Blood-Letting WINNIPEG, Feb. (By Canadian first witness called at Ihe Irtnl" of" the seven strike leaders accused of seditious conspiracy today was T. Peters.' Ho gave evidence regarding tbo meeting at the Walker llieftlre, December 22, lS'18. Ctcbrgo Armstrong- one of the acci'ised, said Iho witness, made ii very strong speech, Tho Idsl speaker at llio meeting, Sam Hlumenlierg, w'ore carried a red handkerchief.1 illumes- berg. Jlr. Peters bad used tlie strongest language of' any of the speakers, lie ba'd lauded the liiisslan government and Ilicn had "But they say blood. Is running.in Ttussia. Yes, and blood -will run; in this''country until thb 'workers'' gel their rijhts." A -caolullon was adopted at 'this meeting sending congratulations and good-will to llio llusslaii Soviet KOS- 611 hlnisolf, tho was for tho public." The'witness (hcii sat down. Commemorate Liebnlcht's Death. Ben Balsford resumed tho witness atanil. During January, lOlif there wero thousands of returned eincu iii Winnipeg, lie said. The witness said the relumed sol- diers did not appreciate the fact that a meeting to eommeraorafo the deatii of Llebnicht and IjUioinburg 16 crnmcnt. Tlio effect ot these speeches be held on Sunday, January 26! Tlie witness, then.Efcvo evidence of, Iho strike which commenced on May ID. At U o'clock on IhlS dale tluj witness.was at tho C P. U shops' Weslon and -witnessed tho nalkoul. Men we re d Is I Hbut (ng- 11 teraturo i; Id Ihe woriers as they came toijic of this literature obtained b) Mr. Batstord at the time, Inc "ThA-'SoclaHot Bulletin No. identified by the witness and.pnt tii as an eihlbit. L. Objections registered jat fre, quent Intervals by different ai' na to the inirwluctlou cnt bulletin as ;