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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta -IOXDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1920 LETHBRIDGE, ALBEP.TA. Figures in Winnipeg Trial (feds Are 10 to 1 Against Mc; Lean; Government Candidate In Paisley Election LONDON7, Feb. Cauadlau Mr. Asqulth arid his two opponents would all have cheer fully cried halt this weet-end, and to discuss at Paisley, although Mr. As qulth probably will revert to Lord Hii: dime's statement that the hope of to- morrow lies labor. "What: nonsense is Mr. .As- quith is ijtioted to have exclaimed when shown Lord Haldane's 'pronounce- ment. "The Liberal party has" not been so; vigorous since the end of the war as It fi- today. The same fhinj might have been paid wfceu IJbaralism was under a' cloud toward the end of the South African war." There ;is not a litHe speculation as .to why Lord iiialdane made ciG.-atipn at this moment, .seeing.that; it certainly would be used against .oW chief -thft most-! strenuous baltle of his career. H is e'hld that Mr.. Asc.ullh'5 speech on the treaty nnil tnierhalional fu- ture cabled ol! over 'Iho world, but It has called forth littlo comment' here. The.Westminster Gazette considers ho' gives'the country'ah ample new lead In .declaring f6r a revision of tiia'peaco the league of ni- lions. This paper.also considers Mr. Asquith tally justified In asserting that "two thousand millions is the ut- most'Great Britain Is likely to get f'om Cerniaif> j Lord Buckmaster 1110 of Mr As quilh 6 Iprd. chanc r speaka for the ex premier week In i Sun day paper.Lord.Buckmaslcr.jays: if this if mlgat be possible to take charge under Lord Robert Cecil ever in the present house of cpmmoDs ind without abating one iota of m> Whenl principles I would rather s-e sach a government m power than, the present one1-. Betting in Pmslet offer odds ot agamst and erTtolim against' Coalitionist, responsible prophets are in- dined to- give'. Mr. Ascjuith' a 'small j majority, .j. e BRITISH SOLDIERS ON WAY TO OCCUPY DANZIG BERLIN, ad- -J 'vanco guard ot a British bat- talio-J, -whick will he one of Ihe units 6t occupation In Dan- zig, has arrived iu that city, and the last German troops left-oa Sunday. The HerksWpe Apartment Hotel Burns lit Mining DED R OF 'Wets" Plan to fti, Raney l Election EXPLOSIQ TO Ht On the le'tUw-Bhown F.. J.-DIxon, M.P.P., and AVm. now oh Winnipeg with libel toliowiBs utterances wVlUugJ durips the general strike in the Manitoba Dtion la conduciW his'own defense. Patand Mike! Ghicaeo Potato Peelers I-, ganized CHICAGO, Feb. arier> "f potato peelers has been formed here, ;The organliatipnVstarts.with a of 150. A standard Wage scale was adopted of six dollars a day iur eignt nourc work, three meals a and time ahd'a'.half for overtime, William with the world's record for peeling every Known variety of potatoes froir the d'mlnutlve "Irish spud" to the mammoth "Idaho wai unanimously elected president. Strike in U.S. Set For 17th Fell. slrikc ol: members ol' Iho llrcillicrhooii of Maintenance of Way Employees and Hallway Sljop Laborers was called for February. 17: .at a mcelinjf of the general eliainncn of'lhc.brotherhood here today. 350 TO 0 VOTE FORSOUTHERN IRRIGATION Nofa DissSiting Voice to Big Project Among Raymond, Ma- grath, Celling and Stirling S. Allen, C. Jensen and A. E. Fawns Compose Board of New District. (Special to The Herald) _ RAYMOND, Feb. a vote of 3EO to 0 Raymond, Magratn and Wemng .ind Stirling farmers voted thii morning In favor of of an irriaitlon'dlttrict covering acres, almost acres of which are irrigable; The fact 'that was not a dissenting vote was received with thunderoui' applause when Returning Officer O'Brien announced the result. FollowinB the election for the erection of the district, the election, of the was held, the result being an acclamation for H. S. Allen, of nominated by Arthur Dahl and T. O. King; A. E. Fawnt, of Stirling, nominated by W. H. Spackman and B. E. Zoog; and Chris Jersefij of-'MAgrath, nominated by F- Bennion and D. K. Bingham. The fict that Siirlihg-Magrath-Raymond district all: has some land under makes the solid "Yes" vote all the better indication the farmers of Southern'Alberta .who are undertaking extension .know what they are doing and are, not going hlir.dly Into s sreat'project without knowledge.of all the phases. Hon. A. J. McLean, minister of public works, addressed the mass meeting held under Board of Trade auspices this afternoon. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb, At leait 25 some per- sons itlll miiWngjfjind 1.30 Injured, some strjoudy, the toll taken by a fire: this morn- ing thf6uaW'4thc Berkshire apartment-hotel nejre'.v.Thre.e bed- lei had taken out and fire- men wha aurchedahe still burn- ing upper f loon -cfaht five storey- building Mid; bwretWre 25 more there, Finsmen brought virtually the entire fire fighting force of the city to The. unknown 'origin, started in a'hailway on the .third floor. crowded ftre' ncapts or jumped from ithe platforms of the fire Qthe'ri were carried from, the {burning build- ing by firemen, and: policemen! An exploaiihi.apflarently on the south side, .blew out. a_ section of tfia walls Qii i-.the levels of the fifth flocr. Only One Found SAN Feb 9 Only one llfe'vrtt known today to have been tott lact night In a fire that destroyed the fath ionable Berkshire apartment house at Button and Jones streets A, search of -.the ruined building early today revelled no additional bodies. A ware-ef are in various hospitals, However, suffer- ing from burns and injuries Before siiJads of flromen and police entered the building at das break search, for bodies, lha more than a score of i had beeaklilea' waajhat ofan elderlj -womaS bsdly burned vs." Impossible. .WINDSOR, Ont> Feb. ney-Cenerat E.rRaney will not be "elected In'Eatt Wellington If.- the can help 11.' Paris Press Policy of Allies on Extradi- tion Matter .Unhesitaiing Refusal of man War-Lords' Still All-powerful 'and Refuse Rccbgnize Treaty Clause. more proinlu-1 attitude on the Brillst: cnt namcls on the extradition list were government regarding the eitridfUon published by "the ueSyspapers ye'ster- of Hermans accused ot violations o day.Host bt a.iiesslmis- he laws of-war. it has beeu HON. W. E. RANEY E Cost Thousands Additional to 1'ay Loan In N. Sterling as Offset Fob. Tosc-several-hundred dollars in paying i provincial loans on tho Yorkj market aa a result of the high ralo of: exchange, Hon. K. lirown, provincial! treasurer, slated today. This covers' (he1 two loans'amounting lo been palil and .another loan oirji.OoWOO which is hot ypt (lUO. Ho doclarcil that IhU loss would oc offBet by the purchase ot English ster- ling In tho London-ninrkef.. Only a few-thousands of dollars would bo lost on Iht9 last loan, ho said. Sir, Drown declined to msko any slatcracnt regarding the reported dlf- In floating Iho last ISBUO of liroTlncliil .bonds In Toronto. BARBER DIES; FLORIDA WATER TORONTO, fell. Fresr, flfcii GS. a barber, who lived alone, died last night In ,lho general hospital from the effects of.xlrlnking Florida Ho was found lying on Ihc floor of his barber shop yeaferday of- lernoon in an unconscious Elate, Sov eral empty botUea wnlch had contain' cd Florida irater irero no tho nrem hes. it full of larrhers -this morning called heri' the erec- tion of the'.Southern Irrigation District, comprtsmg almost 000 acres' if -Irrigable land. Msgrath and 'Stirling farmers ar- rived In force early In the morn- ing. Voting takes place between 10 and 12 Is expected between 300 and 400 votes will be C. Jenserj of Majrath, H. 3. Allen of Raymond and Arthur Fawns 6f Stlrjlng will likely com- pose the board of trutteei if.the vote to erect the district Is fav- orable. At 2.30 this aftsnioon the Board of Trade It entertaining al! the f rawer visitors at a han- quet following which addresses %'wil! be rhxae.- A, number .of Cab- inet ministers .vert. Invited but owing to prest-of work due to the approicriing session It Is doubtful If they'wjll be able to attend. Hon. C. R. Mitchell who is today addressing a fathering Is present for a short time. IS FOUND GUILTY OF DOUBLE MURDER Declaring he is- Vintolerant and tied .to_th'e. "pro.hjbjtion racing iocs! members of the league are'planning to send several orators .Into .the eastern constituency ;to telr the voters why Mr Raney won't do DRURY OPPOSED (HILTON, Ont, Feb 'names of E. C Drury and Edward J. Steveson were the-only ones placed1 in' nomination for election in Haltbn'county for the pfovin- claf legislature today. The sol- dier candidate" wai the first to put in an appearance and his pap- era -.159 .signaturlex, while Premier Drury's contained 200. MANNINS BY ACCLAMATION Negro .on Trial for Murder of Little Girl Escapes But Will, -Go To Chair FOUR KILLED WHEN TROOPS FIRE ON MOW PRINCE ALBERT, John Waiklns'of Roscoe.'Sask., wan ibiiud guilty .of murder -trt Archio Purcell and Haffy.-Brafid, and wns senlenccd 16 bo'hlhged on April 28 at Prlnco fho Jury. irhlch out four hours, rnado'a strong reconi' mendatlon for'mei'cy which Jndgo McKay said he' would transmit to Ot- (awn. When mhcil If ho hid anything Hon. Duncan Marshall So Tell Hamilton Board of Trade- High Prices Long Time HAMILTON', 'out., Feb. Duncan Marshall, minister of agricul- ture for Alberta, addressing the farm- ers' section bt Ihe hoard of trade on Saturday, expressed regret that few farmers-wore proud of their calling' He believes education for Ihe farmer and says it should start.id Iho public schools. Tho high cost of living -would re- main with us, or go higher, ho slated, unless -there.was greater production. He vrondcred tf ft ever occurred lo the smart fellows who constitute boards lo regulate and coniroi prices, that they would do something really of service It they got inoro hens Id lay and. means for inci'e-islng production .In other ways. Mr. Jlarshall strongly urged tho far- mers to Induce men to go on tho land. A conimlltco of Ihe local branch was appbinlcd lo try lo Inouco inou lo go lo Ihe farms this coming summer. of the riding of East was so declared by Returning Of- ficer P.-H. Bowyer at the expira- tion.-of .the- time- set for nomina- tions-today. No other.name was sjbmitted THere was a flurry In United Farmers of Ontario circles on Sat- when.it was learned that nomination papers were be- ing circulated 'In favor of ex- Reeve'Sturgis'of Camden. They .appear'today, possibly on account of difficulty In getting the reqllired number of signatures iii time. lo nay T L13XIKGTOX, Ky., Keb. persons were Wiled and .15 inju'ret here today., when a mob, intent on lynching William Lockcll. a negro -who confessed to tho tnnrder of ten year-old Geneva Hardman, chargei the court house during Lockett's trla and'was fired upon by. police slate troops. Two women were among those -wounded by the troops. While the mob, the ringleaders of which car'ried a rope, was attempting lo gel Into tho court hmiso .to get Lockett, a Jury found him guilty of firal degree murder- and R mlnuto or two later Ihe negro was'.sentenced io death In tho electric chair on March II. .After the attack thb prisoner was I o.nlrlled away 16 a place of safety. Four hundred troops- from (Jamp Taylor, have bee-h ordered lo Lexington to prevent any furlher rouble. Laler Iho police announced the nt-gro confessed to the adding -hat ho "did not know" why ho had Secretary of Interior Lane Urges That Funds Be Increased To WASHINGTON, Fell. Franklin K. Ltine''loday asked con- gress to increase funds for work on irrigation projects next year from to The .secrc- lary said President Wilson had ap proved Iho estimated "TIMES" PLANE AT KHARTOUM a motion as U lo speak bat no words cnme from his lips. After he uras removed from the court Watklnfi wai In ti very depressed condition KHARTOUM, Kaslern Soudan, Feb. airplane owned by the -Lon- don. Times, which Is attempting Cairo to Capclown flight, arrived hero al o'clock last evening. Tbree of the cylinders IB had order, the water circulation of tho engine bejng disabled. Tho machine left, Assiian yesterday mcrr.'nz al 7.15 o'clock. killed the girl. Mobs Hold Sway LOUIHVILLK, Ky., Feb. llc- oorts received here by telephone dur- ing Iho forenoon said mous then were looting pawn shops and hardware store? at Lexlnglon in jin effort to ob- lain firearms and had declared their Intention'of seizing the negro by any means. Projects which would receive In- creased appropriations utijlcr the Lauo plan Include the Yurna, Grand Uncompnhgre Valley, Boise, King Hill, "Mlnidoka, Huntley, Milk itiver, Lower Yellowstone, North i'lalto, -New-lands, Carlsbad, nio Orandv, L'niatllla. Klamath, Dcllc Fourche. Slrawherry Valley, Yaklina Vnllcy and Shoahonc. Urging reclamnllon of arid lands a? fast as timrts. nro available, .Mr Lane said it wan advisable to con sider the needs of settlors who h heen walling many years for a water supply.' tie attitude' regarding the probability ot Germany giving up the accused per- sons, and virtually all the. newspapers idwell one'of. them terms :'tho change in policy of: Lloyd George.'.', "Tho Matlnrsays: "Asking for. the extradition of the kaiser, thojformer chancellor and the admiral isj an act 0 which the allied 'command would robably not havs '.ubscribed. Unless ho dilivery of 'llvX-former kaiser is wacted from Ilinden- surg, Bethnianii-lIUliweg and .von Tir Mtz can hide bebind his rcaponslbil- ty. Germany can pleau uinhlltly to rrest the culprlln." i L'llom'me Llbro says: "This is the nost crilical phase of-.the eijiculion )f Ihc --Geniiah. resistance la assuming-na inten'sily herelofere un- The Ouevre comments: "The allied governments hesitatingly nro renuest '.extradition .and-Genhauy-is unhesitatingly refusing. Is says the Petit Paris :en, "that as long asithe dlp.lomatB.for the former regime re- main all-powerful in- Germany, .who cannot hope to the treaty of Won't .Give Admiral Up BBItLIN, Feb. Kiel states thai the let ot slnft the Baltic fleet has; wired' Min.later DefofiEe Noske -witlrretertnce: to'Uie inclusion1oT Rear Admiral von Trotha in the list of war guilty whose extra uilkn iS demanded by the allies The the chief states that VlH ba-cV "Admiral --vein Trotha and expects him. In rVmaln il his post" To Ihla, it I said MlnlSier Noske replied '----3 v" There mud he no quesiion'of tho i-adltlon ot voa any: oth- er Germans _ Junkers Will Fight BERLIN. Feb. secret meeting of army and navy leaders a month ago, in anticipation of a-demand for eitra- dition, compiled a-set at regulations for common action. Theso instruc- tions, which are signed von Heeringeu, von Kluck. and Falken- hayn; as well as others, declare :lhat it Is no violallou ot honor for one to place himself outside the -of seizure by his own government or by the entente. Therefore Ihoy. must re- fuse to surrender, refuse to recognize the legality of a foreign, do nothiiig iu Iho shape of personal de- tense or alliciwise nckiipwIeJEe such a court, hut make Hie following com- mon declaration in llio'Gernian lan- guage: "1 have merely done my duty as a German soldier As finch T-refuse to recognize a foreign court and also de cline lo mako any {Urlher. stale UPlll." Fulfillment Impossible. IlEIiLlX. Feb. Scheidc iiaiin, former secretary for foreign aC in tho National Xeitimg Iliat since the Ihe app.roy.il of parliament, has.s .ho peace treaty, it han tried to fulfil .he conditions linpo'acd, hut since Jun ast he had scon that such fulflllmeo was impossible. Hcrr Auer, former minister of the Interior, says ho is .well disposed to- ward Iho allies and will place no diffi- culties iu the way of the German gov- tood Ihat Great Britain has teen the. lost Insistent of.all powers represent-, d at Ihe peace conference In de, nianding the trial for Emperor Wil. :am and other prominent Gcfmaas; InfbrKiatlon'has lieen received thai ho British are showing a tendencv tc eavo the inftiative'as to further step! n the process of extradition to olfij Premier Lloyd George was pres Tit when the final make-up of lisl-' was discussed and his responsibility s thus declared to be. quite as full hat of -any other member for earn nrc out Ibe decision of supreme council: What Does This Mesn? BF.IILIN, F4b. German crumcnl, according to the Zcitun; Am i'Jlit has notified Belgium that Gonnauo-Beigiaii finaucial agreement must be -annulled, because. of Belgium's participation in the ej- Iradltiort.'demand.. The Tageblaif points out llial the iiatioual assciubly lias not yet ratified tho agreement. Bbhheviki Got Enormous Bootj in Are Fight- CLEMENCEAIMN CAIRO I ONPOV, Feb .hoclj taken fi> Russian Soviet troop' rhen'the.v according o u'. froni-Moscow oceivcil here. A British and a Russian cruiser -are" eported lo he bombarding the .neds- rom the harbor. Japs Leave North Korea LONDON, Feb.. Korea has been-evacuated by the i Japanese, it is claimed in n wire a real world and we' will have our work, coiHtnU-J five, congenial work In GodV work-field, In the plsn of redemption." ;