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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta r HNAL EDITION VOLUME xiv. LKTHBH1DGE. ALHEHTA, FRIDAY, FliBUlJAHY NUMBER 52 HUNS WON'T PAY IT German Leaders Busy Discern in- utiitg Propaganda Against Terms of Reparations WILL PLACE COUNTER j PROPOSALS BEFORE ALLIES! Russians Leave Coleman With Oodles of Gold (Frm Our Own Correspondent) CQLEMAN, Feb. large number of compatriots uw thirty Ruuiani leave. on Sunday even- ing's train bound for Rutiia. Thit evidently is only vanguard of a movement back to their own land. member of'the company is taking with him of Canadian money. Thlg is lomewhere around a million in roubles at the present price of Ruwian money. Southern Alberta Retail Merchants Hear Conditions Here Better Than Elsewhere Now all together: Heave ho, my hearties! Jobless in Great Falls On Strike LONDON', Fell. disputWi to the London Times from Berlin, says Dr. Walter Simons, the tSenmul for- oign minister, left for Stuttgart last night and on Saturday will deliver speeches thero In reply to the pro- nouncements of DaTid Lloyd _________ri the premier in Birmingham. I .Afterward he will tour south ami! Called Out Because City Would West Germaay and confer with local I xi-j TI.- officials there conMrning reparations. ray More lnan Germany'i Objection! Per Day Tile dispatch tdds that a L-utiuiittee ;_________ of experts had drafted a memorandum of OeriniOT'i exporting and import- teltj is for Germany's ability to pay the reparations demand- ed by the- allioa. The documents ara voluminous and complain of an esti- mated adreria trade balance iit 1920 at three billion marks. Tliey declare that Osrniany would have to doublo her eiporti before the could elimin- ate her balance. This reck- oning, It Is stated, does not take into account the 12 ppr cent, on exports and other huge payments demanded, the of coal tlyestuHs, the cost of the occupational army. The documents concluded by pointing out l.he dangers which would ariae from the seizure of of German cus- toms and compelling Germany to flood the market with her goods. j Draft HOME. Feb. In an interview- today the German ambassador to Italy, Herr Gostler, declared tnat the Berlin -authorities were working fever- ishly-day and night in drafting .co'un- to allied reparations! claims to- show the iinpSstibility ot't Germany meeting demands. Fusion Move v VIE.VNA, Feb. Bntente officials reported to" haVe Hut a formal note to tho Austrian goTernment pro- testing against inurements having their object fusion of Austria and Ge many. Reprisals are threatened it 3tich movements are carried out, it is bald. Pay Marks BERLIN, Fob. Tho ministry of fiuauco lias reached the conclusion that tho utmost sum Germany can pay- in reparations is marks, this including all she has so far paid in cash aud goods, according to in- lormatlon which the Deutsch Zei- tung says it has received from a spe- cial source. This marks would te. paid oft in thirty years, under the plan outlined by the newspaper's in- GREAT PALLS, Mont., Feb. efforts of the city of Great Falls to supply its unemployed men are to be abandoned because of refusal j of tho business agent oE the Federal I Union, un unskilled organization at'-1 liliated with the American Federation I of Labor, to permit its members to work for dally, Mayor Newman announced today. The business agent contended the I men should he paid a flat scale of! j Several meu put to work at the city j water plant here were cailed put on a strike by the union. Announcement that the city would offer no more jobs was made by members of the .city council. Central Press Association. Greece Desperate In Financial Way at StantWiH Army in Smyrna Costing For- tune- Daily formant, who also is quoted as de- claring, that the proposal to pay it- ATHENS, Feb. con- ditions in Greece .are becoming ser- ious, the exportation oC tobacco and other products Is at a standstill, the t army in Smyrna is costing three mil- DESPA Y MARRIAGE IS VALlti -LONDON, Feb. Press) privy council rendered judgment today in the Despatie-Tremblay marriage case, allowing the appeal and declaring the marriage valid." Annual Meeting Thursday Night Heard Sooml Advice on Commercial Problems W. J. NELSON NAMED AS PRESIDENT AGAIN Buy mure made in Canada good is tho duty of erery retail merchant who has the welfare of his country at heart. Such wu the substance ot I utterances nude by R. J. Dinning. j manager ot the Lethbridge branch of j the Merchants Bank at the annual j meeting of the local branch of tUa i Retail Merchants' association anil the lint district meeting ot retailers, held in Klrkbr's last night. The business of the Lethbridge branch consisted oC the president's report, financial statement and the election of officers. W. J. Nelson -was unanimously re-elected president and the other officers are: H. O. Clarke, vico-preflid4Dt; J. S. Rose, secretary- treasurer; exentire omnraittee, IS. J. Sehl, J. W. B. U. Rylands, Alei. BTA. Wilson and E. A. Bwert. Mr. Sehl was slated for president by the nominating commit- tee but declined. The chief object of ths meeting to get outside retiilera to with local retailers and wholesalers for the mutual benefit o[ both. The program was arranged so that it would be au education to the ratailers. H, W Grefe, of the.WesUm Grocers, gave them itome advice, whfcb was sec onded by B. B. Hort of the Western Canada Hardware Company, Limited Mr. Dinning who recently returned from an eiteosive trip through th prairies and into the United States wai asked to glTe the merchants and tall them of condi lions as he saw than. He Informed tbe retailers that the banks of tho. Dominion use them as the barometers to judge existing conditions. Mr Dinning: .returned from his trip vol with condrtions in Southern in Western Cabinet Changes During Week-End Now Look Likely OTTAWA, Fob. Ottawa Journal, support ins the povern- prints following on its front iwgi.' this morning: "The jjrwnit-r, it is has roTi.-Horation Ihr- ra- cabinet. no intimation has been f given as tn the din racier of the proposer! the narus of Dr. H. J. '.Vanion. Fort William; J. A. Stewart, Perth, and II. H. Ste- vens. Vancouver, are prominently mentioned at likely to he taken into the mini-try. All three men fcre parliamentarism: of high Ity. young, active; ami ppgressiTo. aud would umuissth.inahiy bring strength to the cabinet. "It is also reported that there may be changes affecting Quebec, but of this there is'nothing defi- nite. "Au ofliclal statement ii poiilble over the week-end." Report Denied OTTAWA, Feb. official denial is given to reports that ne- Cor a cabinet re-organ- ization are in progress. ''There is not a word of truth in thy whole the Canadian Press was authoritatively informed today. SMUT? LEAD IS NOW22 Hlitory of Caee Tho Despatle-Tremblay case was the iastlcai lav as it did in the old French Jaw in force at the time Canada was ceded to Britain in 1783. Tha wife lion drachmas a day and treasury re- ceipts are dwindling daily. The new Greek premier has informed the Am- erican minister to Greece that the financial situation is "desperate" and has declared that only action by tho United States in advancing some on credits created in ISIS can bring relief. Importations at the present time are more than three times aa great as exportations. and hundreds of thous- ands of tons of shipping are Idle. Food prices are mounting in pro- be submitted to the- authorities Paris for the purpose of learning portion to the decline of the coming confer-1 rate on the drachma, which at pres- on reparations will permit of Its lent stands at fifteen to the dollar consideration along with the allied !s impossible to obtain proposals adopted at the recent Paris conference. Refusal to allow consideration of German counter-proposal would result in Germany absenting herself It meat and .belief is eipressed that it will soon be necessary for the government to issue bread tickets. In addition. labor troubles Tho strike of electricians, which was call- of many marriage appealed but the Quebec appeal courts suits which have been before the Que-; upheld the lower court. The case was bee courts. In this case cousins with- j then taken to the priry council and in tlie fourth degree of consanguinity. I after being argued was sent back for Roman Catholics wfio had not! consideration of the attorney-general secured a dispensation from their church, were married by a priest in of Quebec on the point as to exactly what were the marriage laws of the diocese ot St. Hyaciuthe, Quebec. France before the cession. It The parties are Malvina Despatie and Napoleon Tremblay. After the mar- riage the husband divorced hip relat- ionship to his wife and petitioned tho then argued again before the privy council, the counsel for the wife claiming the old French law was in- valid and that a caurch decree annul- bishop of St. Hyacinthe for an annul- ling a marriage could not be. invo'ketl ment of the matrjage. The annulment I as to the civil effects of such mar- was grantad. .riage. In the meantime the parties The church -decision was given secured a dispensation and were mar- civil effedt by the courts, it being ar-' ried correctly in the eyes of their gued that the civil law in Quebec in church at St. Ours, Quebec, and are marriage, matters follows tho eccles- now living together. from the London conference set for Jed this week, may become general 1, the newspaper declares it learned. It adds that Germany then suggest that the United States be called in as arbitrator for the purpose of preventing the en. tente -from adopting measures such as invasion ot the Ruhr district, which it declares, would be looked by Germany as an act of war ThJch would possibly destroy the troaty. less the men's demands lor wage In- creases are granted. Japanese Diet Down Resolution In Favor of Disarmament Thirty Lose Lives In South Tornado Families Wiped Out in Some Many Negro Victims OCONEE, Ga., Feb. death toll in yesterday's tornado that twepi through the Gardner near here remained to- d.y at about thirty. The lilt of fatally hurt atood at two whites and mere than a score negroes, but a number of the injured, chiefly negroes, were expected to die. Relief has been sent from Atlanta.and nearby towns and the Injured and homeless were be- ing cared for by the Red Cross and civic organizations. Identifica- tion of the bodies continued slow, but it was ascertained that in some cases entire families had baenfwiped out. Liberal Leader Will Move For Early Election _ Cmuuia aro not as bad as in some he Hid, Russia and Poland Sign Riga Treaty HELSIXGFORS, Finland Feb. treaty of peace between soviet Russia ani Poland was signed at Riga yes- terday, it is announced in a wire- less dispatch received here from Moscow. TOKYO, Feb. house of representatives yesterday rejected by of 38 te 285 a resolution offered by Yiiklo Oiakia, former leader ef the opposition party, pro- posing a curtailment of naval ar- maments. The entire Nationalist I party and some independents'fa- vored the resolution but the gov- ernmental seiykui and the opposi- tion party opposed it. Doesn't End Campaign TOKYO, Feb. Defeat of Yukio Ozakt's resolution proposing curtail- ment ot naval armaments in the house j ot representatives here yesterday does not end the campaign against military and naval expansion .and in favor of more constructive" work home, ac- cording to newspaper on Iho situation. Tho Shimbun of Osaka declares that M. Ozaki's sug- gestion was "timely" while the Yomi- Uri Shimlmu ot this city asserts an agreement between powers to limit armaments is "obligatory to save Japan from eventual bankruptcy." PRINCE TO TOUR INOIA LONDON, London Times says it understands that, the Prince of Wales hjis planned u tour of India in October or November nctt. FIRE IN PIANO STORE LONDON', Out, I'eh. 11.-- Tire last (iutisml cstlinntcd ut. til the and sliiuk of Mason itnrl RUch company here. TIi'; i-iiusc is unknown. FIRE IN OUELPH UlJKLI'ir. Out.. Fob. newly- erected addition to Rub- ber company's plant was destroyed by flrn yesterday, resulting- from corn- in "I1 Ihc dipping tinilm. Fireworks Expects to Start -Early in Opens Monday as likely to Feb. s jCxpected that the p OTTAWA, i "fire works" will start early the session which opens on Mon- day. Hon. MacKenzie King, leader of the Liberal opposition, Is expect- ed to take part on Tuesday in the debate on the reply to the speech from the throne and, it is expected he will probably end his speech by introducing an amendment to the which will declare for an early election on the ground that administration has outlived its mandate. McLean With Liberals OTTAWA. Feb. Press.) will bo tew Absentees among Liberal members of the commons, ac- cording to .T. A. llohb of Huntingdon, chief Liberal whip, who reached Ot- tawa last night suit! 1st now getting sessional preparations under way. Some' of the Jjiberal members have notified Mr. Robb that they may he Iclayed for a day or two in reaching Ottawa. .Hon. A. K. McLean IIAB heen given seat on the Liberal benches and is eipected to be hero Within u day or two of the opening. Definite applications for scats tlio Liberal menttoora have not from any other. have 'been mentioned cross the floor. It is expected that there some changes in the seating arrange- ments in the commons chamber this I year. The premier and leader of the opposition may occupy seats further I down toward the centra of the cham- I ber than ther did last year, ami the prominent members of either party 1 course, move down toward the i centre with them. The speaker's j chair Trill also be moved down. j No announcement has yet been j made as to the plans for tlie opening I week. It Is eipected, however, that the debate on the address will begin- I'on Tuesday. "This Liberals wMl be ready to give them a Mr. Robb declared this morning. Renew Novitiate Row OTTAWA, Feb. Guelph novlato row is not dead. It will come before the commons again this session in the form of ji question put by-Sir Sam Hughes, which went unanswered lust year. Sir Sam wants to have the house come out and say officially ami public- ly that Major Hirsch and Ca'pt. Me-1 Auley conducted themselves properly] and did their duty in raiding the Guelph novitiate as they did. t Beef Never Finds IU Way to Block In Canada, Declares Drury TORONTO, Feb. a compli- mentary banquet given here j by the president and directors of tho i Canadian National Exhibition to the I livestock breeders and exhibitors I have been holding annual meeting.5 hi. i Toronto this -week, brief nddrd-ises 1 were given by Hon. Dr. S. P. I minister of agriculture for Caiunln.; Hou. Manning Doherty, Ontario min- Ipter of agriculture, Premier efore the advent of the new admin- stration, more than 0110 of tho asptr- njr i.s becoming less ar.d less confident of hfB prospects and is taking his case nto hi.s own hands with a certain oucli oC So Mr, Hard- ng's appointment list has therefore tssinned vnry large proportions. vet linen received Hornier unottera U.F. A. Seeks Alberta Goyt. Aid For Soil Survey and Irrigation ties. The Thnea adds "Wisdom, JIG leas than generosity, .makes the ruction- of his miu- clesirabTfe in order to give '.ha Unionist section oC bis party proper representation." The Dally Teelgraph says the re- suH is tho iiolilest-triumph that Gen- eral-Smuts has won in his whole bril- liant career. He was .absolutely right. the newspaper says, in declaring that a victory for Hnrtzog would have meant another" civil war. A epaciai cable to the Telegraph says it is expected that Geiierat Smuts will havo 75 or 7S supporters hi the new parliament, the total mem- bership of which is 134. The Daily Mail says the Smuts ad- ministration h-as under -'con si deration the question of maintaining a resident: South African minister in London. Some Sane U, S. Comment XRW YORK, Feb. on Gen. Smuts' recent victory In South Africa, the Wall Street Journal this morning says that the result has been an over- whelming defeat for the secessionists and points out to its readers that at a time when .for various purposes none of them particularly creditable. Great Britain IB being rabidly halted in the United States., It is important to remember that the ties that him! the British Empire are far stronger than her critics pretend. "There are good and compelling reasons why the junior partners in the world's greatest. going concern do not pull out to set up' in business for says the newspaper. Continuing the newspaper adds: "South Afric.a IB now completing an election where the plain question of cutting loose from the British Empire, was. the cnir of the campaign. The result has been an overwhelming de- feat of tho secessionists. There avr> convincing reasons why Britain's self- governing colonies do not 'cut tha in all relations with the great foreign powers. Canada. Australia." New Zealand, South Africa are in an incomparably stronger position now than they would be if they were in- dependent. Every American knows that this is true of our neighbors u> the north, and Canada is by far the most favorably situated to set up iti business on her own account, "The exhilarating sport ot twisting the British lion's till has 'hi- j mentably overdone. It is well to re- I member that the- lion is still a com- piste and hwalthy animal with all Urn attributes of lions, plus astonish- ingly good temper." SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN EMPLOYMENT IN WEEK 'QUAKE SHOCKS IN ITALY ROME, Feb. Hatthijuakt are reported from in tbe pro- vince of Hnvanna on Adriatic i of (.Special to The Herald) Feb. J in the.way of investigation into the charanifir of the .land in Southern Al- berta find a ra-cliUJBi Heat Ion of farm landii, with a view possibly to ing gathers from districts unsuitable for farming operations, will likely be iimlcriaken by tho provincial gov- ernment. A vote for such a purpose will probably he paRSfM. in tlie legla- laturo. This actkJii WIIH intim.iUMi by tlie Kovornmont in reply to a ilfHoKaUon from tin; I'nitwl. FtirnvM's that hold fc tHLUlivt! V'OUIl- OTTAWA. Feb. (Can. IVssI rtnporU oC tho employment service ol' Canada fur the week ended January w-'th HIP ,-v.., V in n 22 today note a slight rccovcrr cll ihli mnrniii ihJ r v i employment, 222G persons than OMO cent. Increased activity tho Dominion authorities, but the feuliug of tlio ffiivcrmriont was Mint tho matter could he handled more satisfactorily with pressure thftii to be brought tlio foclaral KOvernmciH, :ia been don.? in Saekalchewan. In tlie it was wtfttofl, arrangements wero pnnd- fng for u Hiirvey of the% solin in diff- erent parts of iho iinivlnce, uniler Iioth fedenrl tContlnued on Five.) was reported Jn Quebec, Ontario and Mftn'loba. Steel, iron, leather and cloth imlusf rin.s showed recoveries, while contractions were noted in coal and metallic oron, retail trades anu imllding ami railway construction. Tho prairie provinces show payroll shrinkages of nearly one per cnnl while In British Columbia tlio drop vf.s nnu injd cent. tiin nrbVioiiK u-nalt, ;