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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta j VOLUME XIU. TWELVE PAGES LETTHBRIDfiE, ALBERTA. .WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 16 Dominion 'Legislation on Im- portation is Faulty, Legal .Adviser Declares WILL MAKE FINAL DECISION IN MARCH (Sty I'rtsa Wire) TOnOkTO, Poll. temper- ance- .forces ia this provlace may not IHTSES {or another vote on the liquor to a doubt as to the .De-minion temperance leglslt- 'tloa bslfcj; applicable to TM5-tho scstirient of the provincla Mccntlvo of Iho'Domlnlun Alliance at 'rflcollEg held here yeateriay, but (be filialdecision was left to the an- nual convention' of the- alliance to be held'.'In March 9-il. A special committee hail been ap: pointed lo report on the .question of legisalllon, 'and'after. bating.'obtained from .John Kvarl, K.O., of Ottawa, rsgariiinE Dominion legislation 'oh Iho question -of 'tue im- Vortalimi of liquor from .Quebec to Ontario, 'ihb reported HSi'mst asluiis? .the federal govern- ment to allow another, vote to he taken !h Ontario, because of the; of the bill" passed by the The- outstaiid- ins of, Ihc as reported by tlio coinrnlttee. it did nut deal with Inc.manufacture, would not etop delivery from breweries aud dis- tilleries ,lo private houses of liquor ordered. In rough a Montreal agent, ami dldviipl safeguard th'e-bringlng til n[ liquor'for" medicinal, commercial and' manufacturing purposes. Warner People Pushing Hard Fofjrrigation (Spiclal u th. WARNER, farm. in thlt.dittrtct tlon maklitf' to filth with orjanhMtlon. now cd rapidly Uf, with view of forming irrigation dis- trict. farmed will-not be a Very orw, and will littlHIy Milk rivw far tupply of water. of 'InttrnatloMf !CoflimTtiloii' "will- be ky organization, on 'delibera- will dtytiid to a extent amount of. wattr; which local erjanlxatkm 'can .obtain. .Every rffort.wlll be.madt to have provincial tiMTfeilenrgovern- to have commiaiion In UK time, that of the 'of definite- ly whkh the local orjanUation to' negotiate with the .CanadUn'. pacific Rail- way who, it la confi- dently will; the local men In.arrangementi mutiiil- ly Turk Reds Plan HdlyWaronG.B. Presideat of Russian Red Cross of Famine, Disease and Looting TYPHUS AND'FLU OOING DEADLY WORK EKIEiWQ rig down Utmost 'Indifference in France About Extradition of Those AccuswTof War Crimes PARIS, the Nile the Egyptian M. 'Clem enceau Per- sia 2nd perhjpt japan. PARIS, Vi- card, wlio U': 'YiccpmpanyitiE: former trip to alio aid he BKIILI.V, i'eb. Associated list ot 'Germans whose eitreflHion is demanded began to nrrlra here over the official r.rirs from Paris p.t 11 .o'clock Ibis morning. 'The first name ticked oft ,'tliat of Duke Alfcreclit of Wurt- (cmberg. France PARIS. Feb.. by-.the l-'rench press and tbe attitude of-the public in general before (his inorn- 1 ilig's developments Indicated ttie.ul- niost indifference toward the demand for Ihe extraction of lh-3 Germans accused of war'crhiU'i, although some o? the names were of men ac- t-used of deeds which during lite arousad the most In'ense indignation virtually the entire population of France. .-While, it' cannot be" said that (lie happfenings which the. basis of the accusa- tlona, tho grcal delay in the peace r.e- collations and tl.3 .slowness of recon-! g'us 8nd Hlriictlon work has created n feelinjj with cverj'thlng con- "aT3 lo nccted wltU the peace deliberations not. dealing with the economic rovlv- oil with the After calls'. tonr former .premier _wiH. settle down in Ke.liss bought the ,'f-. "M. Clemonceau Ijs 'enchanted Tvi'.h liis regained is ex- cellcM. Ills so vigor- ous, his mind sc cmick. He lias a "iood appetite and sleeps well. His' plans' for the future are vast.Xbnt far from politics. "1 do not jtliiitit.Oie" will, irrile his memoirs. no. liiticrness or disappointment ill'.'glTinE .up politics. Ho knows too well to b6 astonished'; or at anylhins "I was byliis.stdd at the timft of the armistice if he felt sufficiently repaid for all his exertions -by the', popular, ovation. He smiled the SBilte.of a man with- 'nswered: 'Walt for let us hear Tvhat YOU 'The goneral- opinion, us, expressed in 'the public press, seems tr, he that Krance is not so anxious to rccalvc satisfaction' concerning tho punish- ment of Itio guilty persons as she Is to 'gel t'oal In order to (p pro- duce goods for export. In other words, as ono conimenlator exproases U, she would rather receive from Germany the tons of coal promlssu y'ejrly under Hie Versailles treaty than (ho eilrndltion of the SOO odd officers nnd olliers cliargcd with serious war offenses. PROCLAIM PERMANENT NEUTRALITY ZliniCil, Fob... Hoi land and Austria Intend lo proclaim their permanent neutrality SIR SAM HUGHES SUFFERED STROKE. TORONTO, from Wellttley Hoipltal atite that the condition of 8fr Sam Hu'ghti, wno hurriedly re- moved there, from hl.a roonn at a local hotel, changed. Sir 8am tuffertd a BLACKIE FARMER GETS flDY SUM TOHONTpr. Feb. Comfort, df Toronto, left ,an es- tate and ft third ot 'ft' Is filled to Cecil Royce- Alta. LONDON', January Pelro- grad (s described as a citjr suffer-: Ing from famine, cold, disease anO robbery, In a. rcoort just mad.e by. Professor Zeldlar, preildeot the P.ussku Red has Investigated condllicns in capital. Owing to tbe want of fuel the- capital is becoming a desert, he a few houses only there, are still some Inhabitants, and even these'generally live in kitchens. Faniina conditions iu; this city are terrible. If the pop- ulation had not already'accustom.-. ed.ltie.lt lo feeding on what peo- ple !a uoimal circumstances never eat at, all, they would have no. food whatever. The water supply stopped owlng; to the want of fuel and the inhabi- tants draw their rivers or the canals or snow. Spotted typhus and Siian- ish' influenza, with various pllcatloas, have put an end'to, the sufferings of many .unfortunate people. There are no lo be had at all. Only foni- bo'S- pitals are still open. "Meclric lights are iiermitted' from five to eight p.m. cars run at certain aTid'. then only qii the routes needeil by the Bolsbeyikl. The ties are powerless to guard pub-. .lie .Gangs of robbers ire- at.work In''tho o't. carrying off all that may .'left., after, die'. searches made V? Iho Reel afiuy.'1 '4. -A to Telegraph company rtctlved IwitMtox CaMUntlnopIc, uyi: Rtd army will In nur future rcich Conitanti- nople to throw Mmlts. Turklth BoHhevlk that a holy (nr'keiinit Britain will bo untUrUktn In the spring.1' P 'I txchange Situation Is Disrupted; Canadian Iwrtlar is off 171-2 p.c. f NEW YORK, rcbewided In mid-after- noon after touch- Ing VJ.19 noon. The rally to unofficial reportt .tPjt'Qrest Britain had 'of cot- ton'. Tntre'-.warc simffir. recover-, lei In other mhingu and the ad-1 varices rapid r dealers: scarcely touW follow.the fiuctua- tlons. Franc were quot- ed at to the dollar, rose to which' .'dropped to'aerate of more than the 'doflar, rose.to 16.40. Total stock; ulcs at 2.10 p.m. reached shares. Call cfUbUd at 20 per cent. .The partial in iterllng j brought'no change In the rate on Canadian It was-.still piloted of My-, per cent, at o'clock this after- noon.- DemandvcterHntj dropped again to' after 2.30 o'clock this aftsniooji.'. Rates money advanced' afternoon'to. 55 per cerit.i a high redprd for the.year. thort'ljved rally in exchange extrcised lltjjji on the sto'ck offtct by an {advance to 25 per cent, theSMigrate year. .weak. .'SalM'ap- 000 Ster- .LO.NDOX, Feb. in Rus- lirser ration of jread: than heretofore, according wireless' dispatches' re- ceived here from Moscow (his morn- ing. "As a result of Bolshevikl victories sd the improvement in .trie, organ- ization of food the dispatch says, "trie Soviet government Is able Lo announce an increased bread ration 'rom February 1 of one Russian pound a day for all working eight hours nor It is further announced that cm-, ployces ot the Soviet or nationalised establishments will be given prefer- ence in distribution of Canada Must Train Her Bbys and Girls To Be Farmers, Says Hon; Marshall (By Canadian Pre.M Wirtl TORONTO. >'ob. Duncan Marshall, minister ot atricuiiuro (or Albcrla, who wts in (bis city atlcnd- ing the annual mooting of tho Domin- ion Sfiortliorn Breeders' Ansocnitiun. was the 'chief .speaker at a banquet given hi Weaton last nfght in honor of the how warden ot York county, J.I'M, Gnrdhoitse. "The thing that wo need In thla said lion. Mr. Vis the gospel ot agriculture and somc- nnn (o nroacli It. There Is going to be nn ngrlcullural development such ns we have never yet Hen. and Canada iniUl be alive to t'nc necessity ot (rain- lu( her boys anil girls to bo farmers, It we are (o oiir place among the nations ot Jlon. Mr, Jlftrshiil 'thai some people hid expressed (ho fear that Hit foreign-cloment of-.tills country was In dingaVof becoming menace lo' Brttl all-born oftlzens. Such fears he considered groundless, as 95 per cent. d( his .neighbors for- eign born and he had not found a holler class of anywhere be bid gono. "The men fr'ohi .other he said, "have found Canadian cus- toms and laws so hiuch belter than they expected llial they have become 'nmons Ihe bcit'.citiz'ciis coihilry has." r British Press Hopes Lord Grey's Letter Has .Cleared the LOXDOX, 1'eb. 4. newspap era here give prominence lo dis. patches from America which declare that Viscount Grey's statement ss lo tho American attitude on the League of Nations has effected a radical change regarding tho treaty on Ijoth sides 'of the United States sciiatft. A New dispatch to. Iho Dally Mail says, among other things: "Now there is every prospect ol speedy ratification." .There Is' very little comment, but the Telegraph, while sincerely hoping the senate is about to take a slant whjch will allow renewed co-operallon by the United Stales In the great lask laid upon the -civilization o( (he world warns Ha readers lo beware ot over confidence, It says high hopes compromise and a happy'bndlnjf have txen raised more than once and conic to nothing. Tho paper holds Presi dent Wilson responsible (0 A -great extent for the delay In ratification o: Ihe treaty. s "His nolitical It sayj, been gravo, If it is undeniable he believed himself decided by the opinion ot and -was'acllng and speaking on (he assumption that the American people were solidly behind him In the peace conference and his insistence upon the inclusion of the league covenant in tho Ifcit ot ISs It was a capilai error." o 125 shillings per ounce, at which Africa and South'America bought the bulk-.of-the: available supply. Silver Juinned. ip. a new record of fJ Finance Mlrihter Diicunes It OTTAWA, Canadian Henry Draytonf minister ot finance, was In'; conference this morning witli'leading bankers ot Ihe dominion, when'tb'e serious exchange situation was under consideration. The conference was ..a continuance of previous conferences' in the. course of which and possible remedies have been under review. Tile bank- ers were'headed.-by C. A. Bcgerl, gen- eral manager, pi the Dominion and president'of. the Canadian Bank- ers' Association! There is every de- sire in official circles to do anything which niight lend lo Improve (bo un- precedented heavy, discount on Cana- dian currency. The view1 is taken by authorities here, however, that the present condition is so dependent on international causes that it Is doubt- ful IE anything ilie .Dominion govern, ineiit could do would greatly affect Kefuses to Forward Allied Note Demanding Extradition of High German Back to Will Leave Kaiser's Fate to the Courts. PARIS, Feb. von Lersner, head of the German peace delegation here, has returned to Premier Millerand the list containing the names of Germans whose extradition was demanded by the allies, which was handed to him lastrnight and has informed the premier that he has resigned and is leaving for Betliri by. tHe first train. Baron von Lersner told the Associated Press his decision was in line with the attitude he had maintained throughout regarding the question of extradition. He declared he had thought that'no .German officials' could be instrumental iu c'arrying out the extradition clauses of the treaty and conse- quently the matter having come up in a definite final form, there was nothing left him to do but resign and go home. BERLIN, Feb. Baron von Lersner, head of'the German mission In. been relieved cf that office. Baron von Lersner, It it stated, had re- ceived explicit orders- to trans- mit the expected allied on extrad.'lion demands to his gov- ernment, (Paris advices nuotc von Lorsner as declaring he had, IlltJIll. tuulu uu nuuiu j uv unu iiviuui Ihe 'silualion.. However, close study than transmit the list of Germans de- is being given-to .Ihe mailer, wilh a view (o taking any acllon feasible. (bought :the rnarket 'Evening Standard .thisxafternoon, tits' taken, steps to-, reduce the1 paper .'money in ..circulation by London Report r LONDON, Feb. the lead of-the-continued 'decline in New York cable -transfers lo ibe foreign exchange market here became further today. Kxcbawge on Jlol- and fell to eight guilders, G1 cents, and on Paris to IS francs, CO centimes. The quotations on Brussels and Rome Tdnsfers also fluctuated rapidly. 'Ml reported in the market today that persons who had placed orders, in America for goods were buying dol- lars. for covering purposes.1 Oilier- wise the.previous reasons the de- cline; continued to influence today's movement. ..The movement of Now York ex- change caused a further rise in gold and Old Meet' To- gether and Mr. Harmer Resigns (Froin pur Own Feb. 3. Canada-U.S. Commerce Drying Up NEW YORK, Feb. finan- cial note in the Sun and New 4 York Herald today says: "Due to the demoralized condi- tion, of the foreign exchange mar- ,.ket, merchants are. having daily more difficulty in transacting buti- with Yesterday the premium on New York ex- change advanced to per an unprecedented figure. tated Into dollars arid cents, a New York draft for at Mont- real would cost the purchaser tm.SO. With such con- 'fronting them, Canadians doing business In the United SUten, '2nd Americans doing' business In Canada, are making no attempt to 'transfer funds acreia the line, Commerce between the two conn- trltt is slowly but aurely drying up." A. special meeting of the school trns- lees of Hlalrmorg was held in Ihe hall on Monday evening lo which both inandcd by Ibtf allies.) Von Lersner's Letter Immediately atler receiyiiiE; the list night. Baron von nijdress- ed the following letter to Premier SI 11- lerand: "Your excellency has'tfansuiiUed'to me. a nole-contain jug' pt (ierrtians whose.eilradition'ls'dein'anil- cd tlie allied ;iii Hie course ot the last Ibree have, most seriously laid betore representatives of ;ihe. allied and govern, ments Ihei'r terms tblr. Ie6tf limes orally Impossible lo com -r'e- no inuller wlml'iiia fanfcW-lilii uccuEe'd might be. "I remind your, esceliehcy of. ..'niy constantly lepealed dcclaratjpiis.'.lliat no German funclionary .would be dia-j posed lo be in any wb a lever in-' slruiticntal in tho realization of tlia demand for tlieir cxlriitlitlon.-I should be inslnmiDnlal in it if T wcro to for- ward (p the German" note of your cxcellejicyV 1 Iherefore I it back herewith, Prussian says the edilor- al, "Tor (he financial status of Count" Hohenzollern is placed tlis basis of his right to property, .whfle'notii- is said as to his guilt on the polit! cal situation. It is, perhaps, weir In rememncr that tha national constitu- tion gives the government the right to seize private fortunes." Claimed To Be Marked Division1 Of Opinion Amongst Of-. ficials There tho and 1920 boards were invited. niailc It known to my gpr- Altbpugk' tlio meihbers had agreed I cannot reniain in office amongst themselves as to the per- T sonnel of the 1G20 board, which matter had become tangled owing to the elec- tion ot one member too many, the do- ctslon of.' the Attorney-General. was sought. Mr. M.-E. Lazevte, Inspector of Schools :Was .present at tho meeting and'lio had In his possession a letter j from Ihe llepartment of Education ex- plaining the decision of the Altornoy- Gencral which he read to those pres- ent. Tho Attorney-General has decided (hat. Jfessrs. Hamilton, Chappell anti JlcPhail were the only legitimate mem- bers of the 1920 Board while Messrs. Dutll, Bcebc and llarmcr were not in a position to claim a seat on lliat board. Going into detail on tho mai- ler Iho letter suggesed thai one ot [he latter gentlemen should resign from the Hoard thus leaving five members and it this, was done the Uepartmcnt would constitute Hie .remaining mem- bers into a.legal Board for After considerable Tilseijssiuu on matter ilr. J.-B. Harmcr presented Ills resignation 'which was accepted by those present thus eliminating trotiblo that would otherwise havo occurred. The remaining, members, Messrs. Hamilton, chairman, Chappell, Me- Dulll and lieobc, will now con- stitute the 1820 Board of Trustees nnd their business will be legalized by an order In council. THREE AMERICAN RELIEF WORKERS MURDERED WASHINGTON, Keb. mur- der of three American relief workers In Syria was reported today to He slate department. G. T. R. EARNINGS "r-ebil-Orand Trunk Uallw.iy earnings traffic from Han- wary 21 it, 31 wore: 1020, K'lO, .'.wj'tasc, ERZ8ERCER NEABLY BSTTER 'BBUMX. Keb. condition of BLAIRMORE HAS lhal I sball leave Paris by Ibe train. 1.- (Signed) "Freiherr von The allied council of ninbasaadors wont into cslraordinary session this morning lo discuss the siluaUon crcal- ed by the resignation of.Uaron von I.erEner. Tbe discussion .WLS.held in) the Trench foreign office. Wanted 816 Germans it %vas mado known lliat cial coinninnioue would iie issued later In the day. This stalemenl, however, woiitii nol be issued until niter Ibe second meeting of the council, which was set for C.30 this was slnled at the French foreign office. Huron von it was said early Mils nflernoon, would leave for Ber- lin by an evening IraliL-.- KJtradlllon of J51G .Ocrmans nccus- ed of violations of tlio laws of war Is! demanded iu tbe list handed to Von i.crsner. Knghniil demands 97 (or.trial, (''ranee and Hclgium IWI each, Italy-.2fl, Po- land 57, llumanla 41, and Serbia -I. The names of Germans comprised In tho first against whom 'charges preferred by nil (lie hlllc'd lullbns, nre Included In 'the .above, figure's: Meanwblld an of. Ibe sitiiiillon arising from Baron von l.ersncr's lo iraiismlt o( the members to his eminent is lacking. Tlio general Im- press Ion among observers of the ,'peace proceedings, however, .was (hat Ibe action of the German refln JXJXDO.V. Feb. Diibliir cor respondent of tbe Dalh 'Mail "tele graphing reports 6f Impending changes in'thclrl h there U flrjji belief in a coming reconstruction' at'Dublin Castle, based, on; the con- viction ,'lhat there is a serious divi- sion in counsels there. is known, the correspondent that Viscount of Ireland, and Umler-Secretary James DlacMahon, who is iho depute of Jnmca Ian MacPherson, chief sccre- i.'iry for Ireland, do not see eye eye on many important administrative' matters, and it is now suggested that Sir James Campbell, Irish.lord .chan- cellor, is developing doubts, A clean sweep of (he casde, according to (he curi-csp.jndent, is constant urged as tbe only escape from the bog of confusion surrounding the seat of government. Serious Disturbances at Limer- People SLIGHT'FLU SCARE (Sneclal to The Hftrald) B1-A1HMOIIB, Feb. all ap- pearances is In for another ance, who was shot niinHy, has 1m- (o sucti an extent that he pur- poses to allond Thursday's sitting of file tax committee of the assembly. ff A A A A A FRENCH TROOPS IN CONFLICT I.ONDOX, Feb. dis- patch lo 4hc Kichtnge Tele- .graph company from cpnstantl- hople under dale of January 30. reports Irapnrianl. engage- -inents in the rcglop. tA Marilsh and Turkey In Asia, Uetwccn nationnl forces and hVencn Iroopa. Mareaii is sor- toualy endangered, Iho dlsfalch wfs. present fthout thirty-five cases of Iho disease in.lown, although it is by far a milder wave'than'last year. Every- thing is being .to-avoid Ihe com- plaint spreading nnd It Is expected that It will.die but in tho course of a .few 1.0CO. In Toronto TORONTO, Feb. cases of Influenza, in Toronto, accord- ing io-mxstlnvAta made last night by C. J. Hastings, medical officer of health tor-Toronto. "The mortality is nulle low In (ha present Tvas Dr. Hcisiing.V reassuring statement. lie added, however, that this was in compari- son with Hie large number of cases. Kvcrjvposslljlo building for the caro of Influenza patients is buing necui'Oil, Including old base hospital bullrl- Ing.' All'the have been fill- ed fpr-sever.il dayaV Feb. persons are dead as a. result of the riolliiK here -.Monday niglu, demonstrat- ors clashed willi an armed military patrol and constabulary. Rlcbard a publican, was killed during Die (HsUirbauco, nnd Johnson, a young was vroundcd by a shot in tho body, died during tbe day yesterday. The authorities withdrew Hie mili- tary patrols last night, condnlng (lie- troops lo their barracks. Tlio moving picture bouses were closed, and in some of Iho Caluollc churches tbe vi Mtimtiii ,ejiitiauiiin- live would not influence. Ihe deter- kccp llle minallon ot (ho allies to demand the i, at Dundalk D11NDA1.K, Ireland, Keb. raund-np ot persons snnnosed .to -bo connccled wilh the Sinn Teln raove- extradltions. Let Dutch Courts Decide THH liAClUK, Kcb. Associ- ated I'refs Is intormed lllal .iny de- mand on Holland for.the surrender ot nieiit occurred lliis morning. vi' .jiutiiom lut .tiki: VL former Crown Priuce Frederick liam as a wor criminal would bo treat- LlnT cd by Hie Dutch government probably acSording to the Dutch cxtradjllon treaty with Germany .and it would bo a question for the courls to decide than the government as irl tbe case of Iho former German emperor, ''If the crown prince is demanded of Germany by provisions of His Versailles It was 'said, "it is ihon up lo Germany, lo ask Holland for him." Vorwaerls" Protest council. 1 mcmbor lno d BERLIN. Feb. lo keep Intact the fortune of former Emperor William nre condemned in IT long.edi- torial printed by the Vorwaerls last night. The newspaper says nicnt is in behalf of a "man who ruin- Germany." "The bill now before (bo Prussian Diet represents a of "old SPOKANE I. W. W.'S THREATEN JUDGE SPOKAXE, Wash., Feb Threats declared to have made ngalnst (he life ot Super for Judge 11. 31.' Webster o( this county, who Issued a per- monent Injunction January forbidding Industrial ot (ho World activities hefe, ft have caused the-.asslgnmraent Of U EflUSd of JJOllCO lives to giinrd him, It i ;