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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION Herald TWELVE PAGES VOLUME XIV. LETHBKJDUJi, ALHfcKTA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1921 NUMBER 49 GENERAL ELECTION K NOW A POSSIBILITY MUST PAY UP DEBTS Britain, Nation of Must and Will Pay War Loang REMISSION OF U. S. LOAN IS REPUGNANT Germans Urged to Refuse Terms on Reparation BERLIN. Feb. German government has accepted the invi- tation to participate in the allied on reparations In Lon- don on March 1. announced today. URGE GERMANS TO REFUSE MUNICH, Feb. of the various German agreed to the Berlin govern- ment to refuse compliance with the allied demands as formulated by supreme council in Paris two ago. This became known here today when Dr. von Kahr, premier of Bavaria, return- ed from Berlin, where he togk part in conference of federal premiers on Germany's attitude regarding the allied note. DEFEAT IN PETERBORO CAUSES ELECTION TALK OTTAWA, Feb. Canadian of a general election is widely discussed here as a probable .result of the Liberal victory in West Peterboro. Although of the government decline to discuss such a possibility, there is a strong section among government supporters which favors appeal to the "people, and the adoption of such a course would much surprise in well-informed quart- ers. If the "government decides to dissolve, dissolution probably would come follow- ing the passing of supply. South Africa Voting Today; Miners Strike LONDON, Feb. Dally Mail fcommentini? today on Chancellor of the Exchequer Chamberlain's utter- ances with regard to the remission of the allied debts, says that more than one overture in this respect has been made. It declares that in 1919, John M. Keynen, while representing the treasury on the economy council, is understood-to hare discussed the mat- ter freeJy with United States repre-[ sentatires. "The existence ot the immense war the Daily Mail continues, "means that at any moment some- where in Europe it may pay the gov- ernment of the day to make tion of its debts a plank in its plat- form. There is, of course, no such j danger in England, but sooner or' later the allies must meet and wipe j off old scores." j In its editorial on the subject, I he. London Times _ asserts that well-in- j formed quarters here have long un-1 darstnod'that during the war, the Brit- ish government suggested to the Un- lied stats, government that.it should j Canadian Swine Breeders Hear substitute itself for Great Britain as' a. direct creditor of France and Italy! with regard to sums Britain borrowed from the United Staces and loaned i to thB allies, hut that the suggestion! was rejected. Tho newspaper recalls! that Frtftk'A.. Vanderlip before thft[ foreign relations committee) of the nenate in June, 1919, proposed roniis- GREEK FORCE WILL INVADE ASIA MINOR I ROME, Ftb. thous- and Greek loldien are bciny or- ganized for a great offensive in Minor, it is stated, in reports received here from Smyrna. Turkish Nationalists are prepar- ing to meet the offensive and claim they will be able to offer a i tub- born resistance. Hog Business Was Disastrous During Past Year Why Packers Could Make No Money v May 'Force Dissolution OTTAWA. Feb. course ia adopted in regard to calling a general election, there is iio doubt that the Peterboro result will pave the way tu some lively fighting in the house. Liberals are exultant over, the results and intends lo make Urn best of it in the bouse discussions. "It will not be a private as one leading member put it today, "any- body can come in." In tbe early days iif last, session, the leader of the opposition presented an ameiidment to the address calling for an early general general elec- tion, an amendment which was negatived by a majority of P.4. Similar tactics are likely to be adopted again, and while guvern- meut supporters feel sure of a nor- mal safe majority, it is admitted that the situation will need close watching. Party Organizations Busy For some weeks past there have been spasmodic rumors of the likelihood of a general election this Party organization J work has been proceeding apace. But it has been generally tboughc that dissolution would not come j pro'bably till the fall of next year. Normally the lifo of the pros- j ent parliament will not expire till February 27. 1923, or five years i from the return oE the last geu- j era! election writs. The voting of supply and the government's taxation measures arc expected to lead to sharp fighting and probably to blockad- ing tactics with a view to forcing a dissolution. I GORDON, LIBERAL, WINS IN WEST PETERBORO BY MAJORITY LIBERALS WIN IN TWO ELECTIONS HELD MONDAY sion of 'the loans' fo" France and Bug- land but neithervthen nor since, says the Times, was the idea favorably re- ceived. Britain Mutt Pay ''We shall not go back on our it continues, "We are a nation of shopkeepers and commercial inter- ests as well as commercial honor, for- bids us to discredit bur paper. Pay- ment on both tho capital and interest ought to havo been concluded long Regarding the allies' debts to Brit- ain, The Times declares there can lie no talk of remitting any part of them until full arrangements arc made for the payment of Great Britain's own debt to tho United States. "We shall pay fully and :t says, "on whatever reasonable terms are proposed to us." The Morning Post, in commenting on the address said today: "This country, an essential element of whose national policy is mainten- ance of most cordial relations with America does not intend to allow them to become imperilled ,by indefinite postponoment of the repayment of its debt to the United States. The nation would regard any suggestion regard- ing remission of this debt against national honor." Referring to recent suggestions re- garding the transfer of a British col- ony to tho United States, the news- paper said: "That expedient is out of the ques- tion. The British people would never countenance it and the sooner the gov- ernment takes the necessary steps to fund tho American debt the better." Regarding the debts owed to Great Britain, there cancellation would con-, the greatest possible benefit upon Kurope and would prove the highest possible service to civilization, adds ths newspaper. TORONTO, Feb. a result of a board of commerce order having fixed the price for hog products dur- ing the first part last year, aud the British food ministry the export price, the hog business was disastrous last year from the packers' point of view, S. Todd, Toronto, a representa- tive of tho packers' interests, told the delegates to the annual meeting of the Canadian. Swine as- sociation here yesterday. The. pack- era had lost money -through selling to the British ministry this past year, Mr, Todd said. Close co-operation be- tween the producers ami tho packers was necessary if the industry was to continue, -he added. H. S. Arlcell, Dominion livestock commissioner, said that it would not be wise for the department of agricul- ture to recommend, increased produc- tion of hogs. Tli at was a matter for the producers to decide for them- selves. Resolutions were passed asking the Dominion government to regulate by legislation the inspection and sale of vaccines, serums and cure-alls, offer- ed to the livestock industry and oppos- ing the high freight rates as they af- fected this industry. Officers were elected as follows: President, W. H. Kiisllgh, Harding. Man.; Vice-president. At. Stemarie, Compton, Q.ue.; Secretary-treasurer, ,T. Retti. Toronto; Directors. .T. JUc- Kweu, Wyoming, Ont.; George Dewar, Wyoming, OhL; J. E. Brethour, Bur- ford, Ont.; J. F. Roach, Sussex. N. B.; W. .T. Hoover, Brittain Lake, Alta.: Philip Leach, Baring, Sask.; A. G. South Westminster, B.C., and Frank Byrne, Charlesbourg, Que. A resolution favoring the elimina- tion of F.O.B. buying c' hogs was passed at the annual meeting of the Ontario Yorkshire Hog Breeders' as- sociation here yesterday. Practically ail the member a present were in favor of universal buying on the urban markets. Vulcan a Live Town In a Splendid Territory Leads Field of Five Quite Han Defeat Considered Crushing Blow for Meighen GOVERNMENT SECOND AND FARMER THIRD CAPK South Africa. Feb. na (Man AJ-'sociRtoil ui sclei't mem- bers for a new house of assembly took place today throughout the I'll ion of South Africa. With the casting of ballots today a period will be put to one of the Im- portant general elections that has ever taken place in the British Empire because the South African premiej'. General Jan Snuitv, has fought his campaign directly on the issues of continuance of the British connection, which has heen denounced by his chief opponent, General Hertzog. leader ot" tho Nationalist party. Five thousand miners in the Rand district havo struck and their action on the eve ot tho elec- tion came us a thunderbolt. Be- lief was expressed that the strike a political move designed to consolidate the ranks of labor. There have been predictions that the laborites would win 20 seats in parliament. Fragmentary reports LONDON, Feb. As- sociaied mc.ning papers carry few specials dealing with the elections in South Africa and those are of a fragmentary character. The polling takes place simultane- GOVT. LEAD SLIM Premier Meighen's Majority Cut to 30 as Against 71 for Union Government HOW PARTIES WILL LINE UP THIS SESSION I ously in all the constituencies through j out the union, but the returns from t some of the outlying district i be delayed. OTTAWA, Feb. Press) With the election of G. X. Gordon, j Liberal, in West Petorboro, interest i in the government's majority in the j commons lias been greatly increased. At the present standing the govern- S racnt will have a majority of thirty j against the combined opposition, with the possibility of that figure being reduced by defections of three or pos- sibly four members and being further reduced by absentees. The government supporters at pros- ent number including McKeivie on ijaise yo PETERBORO, On t...-Fob. Early returns from outlying dis- tricts this morning made no change in the relative 'standing of HIP. five candidates in the! 'West Pelerboro bye-cleclio.il fun the1' federal -house yesterday, j Missionary Writes From China Telling of -Awful Result of Eqrth Tremor Hills Collapse, Valleys Open Up In China'Quake HON. C. D. McPHERSON Xorris government candidate, elect- ed in Lakeside, Man. G. N. GORDON, M.P. Liberal, winner in West Psterboro by over 1200 majority. He defeated a government Conservative, an inde- pendent Conservative, a United Farm- er and Labor candidate. SOME PEOPLE JUST HAVE 'NO LUCK AT ALL WINDSOR, Feb. Be Hatre is an unlucky janitor, llo went to clean out the kitchen of Sandwich Methodist church, where Rev. J. O. L. Spracklin, former li- cense inspector. lieUi sway, and found eight bottles of rum. Being unable Lo convince the magistrate, however, that he was the official janitor, he had to pay a fine of ?5'J and lose the liquor. GREEKS WILL CLEARLY DEFINE TING'S POWERS ATHENS, Feb. S. The national as- sembly of Greoco yestevUuy votod by acclamation in layor fif declaring it- self a constituent assembly. Tliis step was mafle necessary by the pro- jected revision of tho Greek con- stitution forecasts of which have in- Irish Rebels Deny Army Leader Killed; More Shootings Occur LONDON', Feb. Dtiblia au- according to tho Press as- sociation, definitely deny ing of Michael Colling? Shootings More Numerous Feb. shoot- ing affairs and outrages were report- ed from various sections yesterday. Three mashed men raided tbe Bag- got street branch of thn National Bank in Dublin, and escaped with Two military lorries were at tat ic- ed on Lennox street near Portobello bridge last night. Two bombs wore thrown and a, boy was injured, but thei'6 were no casualties among the soldiers. Armed men attacked tho home of Gilbert Fenton at Clonkilty. Feitton and his son defended the pines and both were wounded, the failier seriously. A military parly entered Knock- agree yesterday and'ordered several. They stampeded, where- George N. candidate elected by a plur- ality of about nver the government candidate, It. Dennc. FINAL STANDING PETERBORp, Feb. noon summary of the West Peter- boro standing in the bye-election is as follows Gordon Denne Burnham Campbell Me Murray One poll representing a total of j about 30 votes is yet to be heard j from, i A Political Upheaval WEST PETERBORO. Fob. Peterboro i.-? slowly waking up to the J fact that thero has been a local pol- itical upheaval. Belated returns this. morning increased George N. Gordon's J lead to.over Tho onu poll to I hear from haw about thirty votes al- together. The report of the the shoot- j returning otlicer will not be available until Friday of Ihfs week. Mr. Gordon is busy 'feceivins telegrams of con- gratukitions from nil parts o? the Do- minion and two from London, Eng- land. With flvo candidates in tho field it was' not expected tho turnover would be so sweeping. Every avail- able means was used to bring out thn voters nnd it is estimated that 13.000 votes weru polled out of n possible Iti.oOO, TORONTO, Feb. a. letter- received from G. W. Glbb. secre- tary of the mission in Shanghai, China, by A. E. Brownlee, secre- tary of the China inland mission, this city, it is stated that in the recent earthquake in China whole towns swallowed, Hills col- lapsed, big valleys opened up and engulfed hundreds of human be- ings. Black water gushed from the ground and a whole caravan of camels disappeared in the earth's opening. Mission property sufferer1 considerably, according to Mr. Gibb, but so far as known all the missionaries were safe. TORONTO CITY COUNCIL TURNS DOWN CHURCH'S HOUSING FUND SCHEME With one poll In hear from lUe. of these questions, standing is now as follows: Qorrton 4.1 Go; Denim Burn- ham Campbell McAIurray TORONTO. Feb. of Mayor Church Unit this council build onfi thousand homes suitable _ for workers and raise a limit ot S OJ) for the i.urpose of making ad- i vancea to bunafido Iiome-buildera up to 75 per cent, oi! tbe gross value. were voted down by tho city council last niglil. The council refused to apply for legislation to enahlu the j city ID me (A tho lions ins sitiui'ion any form or murmur, were spruit it ot Yale-Cariboo, who was, elected in .the recent bye-election there, and A. may K. McLean, who has applied for a seat with the Liberals this year. Oth- j ers who arc expected to cross from the government benches to the oppoai-- tion side ot the house, whether they sit among; the Liberals, Progressives j or in ".No Man's Land" are W, A. j chanan of Lethbrldge and ,T. A. (Janip- I bell ot The Pas. There is also talk ot" Fred Davis oC Neepawa crossing i the floor. Gauthier to Govi, Benches From tho Liberal side it is thought .that L. J. Gauthier Ste. Hyacinthe. will be invited to find a seat on the government benches, and his recent statements in regard to the possibil- ity his entering the cabinet have mado him somewhat unpopular among the Liberal members. The Liberals, including Mr. Gau- thier in the number, have eighty members, with tho addition of Mr. Gordon. The National Progressive party, headed by Hon. T. A. Crerar, j havo sixteen members, including Stanley McDorrnaml. who won tho j East Elgin bye-election. j government ranks there ure I ono or two members who will not be able to attend regularly during tho session. Sir Herbert Ames, whose work with'the secretariat of tho Leaguo of Nations will keep him over- seas during practically the whole o( tliR session, iy among the number, and Sir Thomas White's duties with the Grand Truukj board of arbitration arc not expected to givo him much lime during the coming session for attend- ing the bouse. Look for Slim Majorities With the absentees and the possible defections from the government ranks thero will have to be a fiiirly full house il! the government is to bo ablo to muster a majority of much over L'O on any of the important voles which come up during iho session. Un one vote last year, on thn sending of un ambns.s.'iflor to Washington, the gov- l Continued on Pago -ti. WILL COMBAT ANTI- BRITISHERS IN TORONTO TORONTO. Feb. rh-reh nunnur, -Several hours j in a response to a largely-signed peM- the fruitless discussion j lion has called a meeting for Thura- day, night in Mujsey 'nil I to consider The council dnridnd to discontinue what action may be taken to combat the Inglnnook farm for buys. j anti-British propaganda in this city. dinated that the prerogatives of the men to halt. king would be more clearly defined upon machine gun firo was opened and clauses inserted establishing a I from tho lorry. A boy of 14 senate. Reports in circulation late last year that the new constitu- tion might provide f estab- lishment of a republic hut such p.c.- And F.armers There Are Going To "Carry On" With Big Crop Area in 1921 I By a. Staff Reporter.) VULCAN. Veb. is that has mado rapid strides in spito ot trying obstacles in the of total or partial crop fail- ures. There is no town in the south lliat has maintained its position with more steadfastness. It is a wide-awako. go-ahead place, uiui one feels the spirit as soon as he arrives in the town. Viilcwn business men have faith in their town. They have faith in Southern Alberta, in tho dia- n-icL tributary to Vulcan. And Vulraii scirvus u large and thrifty population, it is i.he business .t-r.lro of an extensive The iauil is good aud with reason- ;ible' rainfall good crops are pro- duced. Last year Vulcan district leaped a viry crop. At; serins approaches .farm- prs are beginning to plan fur the seaaon. What has it In store? No one knowa, but Vul- can according to inform- ation gleaned by the Herald, are going to "earry on." A largo crop will ha iowu-r-l.ho acreage will be heavy. Tho feeling around hers see ma to be that Southern Alberta has passed the 'critical years and that prosperity and substantial development of the country are When these food tfmci do re- they will eye oil Vulcan. She'll be the kind of town a fellow likes to live in. N. V. BUILDING FRAUD GETS BRINDELL S YEARS NEW YORK, Fell. P. Brlndell, president of the Build- ing Trades Council, convicttd of extortion from buildira, sen- tenced today by Supreme Court Justice McAvcy to Mrvt five to ten years in states prison. :ion is not considered probable. Mrs. Ralph Smith Will Not Accept Speakership VICTORIA, Fcb legis- lature of British Columbia will not be presided over by a woman speaker this iciiion. Thii mom- ing following a meeting of the executive council Premier Oliver formal ly offered the apeakershlp ef the legislature to Mre. Mary Ellen Smith, Vancouver, but Mrt. Smith refuted to accept the honor. A government caucus called tor 11 o'clock to dls- "CUM the appointment of a speak- er 10 the opens this afternoon at 3 o'clock. It is rumored that Mrs. Smith may be rank later. shot ;uid killed and two others, aged j 11 nnil playing in a field wove j wounded. Patrick O'Sulltvan ami Patrick O'Shoa. you ill P, were slior Sunday nitfht in u fight between civilians on Patrick's quay, Cork. O'Sullivan tiled ill is morning. O'Shea's condition is critical. PROPERTY OWNERSHIP WILL BE DECIDED OTTAWA. 'rights of women, mar- ried to tier man husbands prior to the war. to property owned by them in Canada and held by the secretary of stale :is custodian of property un- der tho treaty of peace with Germany, way argued in tho supreme court yes- terday on appeal from the exchequer court by the secretary of state. court held the women were entitled to their property and the secretary of state while willing to relinquish, wished to be sure of his position in regard to rtther cluims. Judgment was reserved. (Con'.iniiud mi ['ate 4 K WILL ASK JAPAN TO PROPOSE CURTAILMENT EXPENDITURE ON NAVY TOKYO. Feb. Osaki. a former Itader of the Kcnzcikai. or opposition party (old the Associated I'ress this morning his would today introduce before the dint a resoinlmii proposing cirrtailment of arrnn- ment. His resolution, ho raid, would ask Japan to romimiinralo with real; "as a nipnare." Britain and tin; I'nlted StatHH and j Sir Philip that, befon to decide on tho beat way to restrict naval programs in con junction with Ihose nations. M. was ex- pelled from the opposition party J.isr Friday because hu had not. supported a Fuffrage bill urged by that organ- ization. Liberal Wins in BRITAIN READY TO DISARM SirP.Gibbs So fells U.S. People WASHINGTON. 1-Vb. S.--Great 1914." hn .-inserted. "Britain is spond- Uriiain u-jll not undertake a race with j pounds a year on !M T'nited Slater for sc-i power, Sir i imiuiiry-mi val establishment. Thi1; Philip GlbliH. liriiish war j sum n r.iort- than twice tbe entire (iciu. tloclarfjd today before ihft 1 national budget for all purposes 'joforL- naval commiUfjp. I'ri'iiin hnsn'i thn war." In Mesopotamia alone, Sir Philip said. Groat Britain is sprndina forty million pounds a year for military pur- agrpQ- in disunmimenl could reach- fid by HIP prnt ipnl Mn.: Itus-j 1.0 bn settled ir-iul'lhG Russian poopln Urnwn hackfflir il disarmament conference-'would !intn thy "familv of mitiuns." mc3t Wlth tho approval -'f most I The Russian Menace People of Great Britain. Sir Pin in I Kniirepcutativea of Uu- some sections of ihw iet govenunent should, by all'means opposed ttt ttici j bo, included in any en i ru.is fMsarmomcnt, iliG inciioy. ho do nut said, i.m.l irnnit Britons litiid litatt's uavy Disarmament Kr An Invitation from the tmitoi 0 dis- oral idea of disarmament. Philip doclar- the future of the British ed. UP Russiyn red j navy, the witness told the committee army rn "the groateet military men-j that the British people did not con- the world." and said that another naval bill to provide CONTRACT FOB GALU-' URC! NRW YORK, S.-Mme. Galli- furci, soprano. engaged by tho Metropolitan cotvpany for of lfl-1'22, Feb. final lifsure in Lukesidfi bye-olf.rtion rortulted in tho Xorris government heiaz re- tunifid u winner over the. farmer can- Tho show: MrPhor conditiuiu- ir. Riissin wc.ro produc- ing nil labors of profeasional soldiers, ft spirit uf revolt, in i 'against Bolshevism today because 'people feared a.'iulher war, the wit-Jin Great Hritain lately about the Idea strong find supremn nnvy" necessary "they realize that Groat Brit- chlu't menace, the (.ierinan navy, has buoii crtiHhcci forever." He ad'dcd that thtrft had boon much son, Liberal, Mhnral Muii, ninjorify farmer, noHS Haid, "The burden of ariuauienlH hi JSur- upp i.- .crcnt'-T tndny i.liiin it was in big United States uitvy, but that "most of our people do not regard I'nlted Staler us a ;