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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION YOUJMF. XIV. WEDNESDAY, KKBUUARY Hi, 1921 TWELVE PAGES M'MHEK 56 ALBERTA GOVERNMENT MAY SPLIT SESSION AND MEET IN SEPT.---HAS IRRIGA TION POLICY MI m Can Be No Peace In Ireland Till Sinn Feiners Give Up Their Arms Says L George Poll Taxes Sticking Point Be fore Legislature in Cities' Charter Amendments LETHBRIDGE ALSO WANTS BUILDING RESTRICTIONS I report of I Major-General .Strickland, commander of crown troops in Ireland, cororlnc the inquiry into the Cork conflagration, will not bo published. The prime minister made this an- nouncement last night in the com- mons. The decision, ho added, hud been taken in the interest of the re- I establishment of law and order in Ire- I land. Lloyd George explained J4hat there was enough in .the report i to satisfy the government that there I had been nets in violation ot discip- line, but it was impossible to identify the individuals responsible for the de- struction. The sternest action had been taken, however, with reference to the company involved. Seven men suspected of violating discipline had! been dismissed and the oflicer com- j mandiuff had been suspended and the- j rest of the company dissolved. i the most part, Mr. Lloyd George-i declined to enter kito a confining himself! chiefly to Ireland. He said peace negotiations had brok-t en down on the question of a truce; when the government demanded sur-' render of arms. I "The Sinn Kciners would not sur-1 render their the premier de- clared, from that it was clear that they had not abandoned the idea of securing the independence of Ire-1 land by force of arms. Until they do abandon that idea, there will he no! peace in Ireland." Doctor Qits Out Hk Own Joendix Evan O'Neill tke sixty-year-old surgeon of thlt plice, who late yes- terday removed His own appendix in ene of the remarkable sur- gical operatWns record, spent a comparative easy night and sent word fram his bedside today that he farther on the road to recovery than is Isual the day fol- lowing such an operation. It was stated Dr. Kane, since the operation, has dictated a number of letters and given directions re- garding the conduct of his per- sonal affairs and practices. Important Legislation is Not Mentioned In Speech; This is Likely the Reason of Premier Stewart May Cause Adjournment at Barter Till September, After Which Election Will Be Held Prior to 1922 Policy on Which Cabinet Now Seems United Pro- vides for Taking of Bonds of Leth- Northern and Advancing the Money. FOR EARLY ON C-pedul tu The Herald) KDMOM'O.V, Feb. city council of ICdmonton is still engaged t in a fierce controversy over tho pro- posed insertion of a "Rental Tax" in the forthcoming' charter amendments. It is the only one of the cities of the province which has not yet got! its full list of charter amendments before tho legislature. A pcrusual of the charter amend- ments asked by Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbrldge and Red Daer, show tho usual grist of charter changes aimed to obtain aiiore vevenue from citizens, and general widening municipal voting powers. The most contentious item in the Calgary charter is tbo application for tho right to impose a ''Minimum service" or poll tax on .all citizens to be offset against other taxes. Medicine Ilat is asking virtually the same power. Lethbridgo, which already bus tho power to impose a poll tax is asking amendments to its charter to make application ot liio tax more effective, among them quo providing Uiat all persons must apply personally or by agents to tlie city assessor to have their nam-es put on the assessment list not later than August 20 in each year to obtain advantage or offset of ithe poll tax against property taxes. Building Restrictions Another interesting amendment I asked by Lethbridge. would give city Poverty Forces Daughter To Bury Mother Secretly Laid To Rest in Flower Bed in Back Yard Mysterious Dis- appearance Explained EDMONTON NEWSPAPER EDITOR DIES CHICAGO, Feb. The body of Mrs. Nancy ninety-one old, whose mysterious disap- pMnece from the home of her daugh- ter and tranddanghtcr in an artists' colony, has been under investigation, wai Tonnd early today, buried in the backyard the studio, where the famlljr lired. Two days of questioning brought from Mu. H-atli TomuMiid. .the aged woman's dautMer and Miss Marian Tawneend her f randdauchtor, cryp- tic such, an "Mother is happy in lore." Early today Miss Townaend confes- sed to a reporter tor the Chicago Herald and Examiner that the aged woman died of natural causes last Junwand had been buried by the two particular unction of. city as a real- jn the backyard flower bed council of that city power to designate dential. warehouse or wholesale district, and regulate tho nature, style und size buildings to be erected within such district and their distances from the street line. Like the larger cities of the prov- ince, Ked Deer also is coming before fthe legislature asking for the right to impose a poll tux on all persons, 1'i years or over, to be offset against other taxes. Following the Medicine [Hat plan, however, Red Deer Is asking that persona earning it month be exempted from paying the poll Us. Red Deer also asks the sams provision as Medicine Hat that tan ploy ers be compelled to collect the Tai from their employees, arid that it may be deducted from wages. where tut aged woman had carefully tended her geranium plants. Dire poverty caused the two wo- men to bury the body secretly, Miss Townaend told ft police matron. One by tho prized possessions of .the family were sold until only one grand piano, on which.Marian developed an unusual musical ability remained. VICTORIA, Feb. Robbins Jennings, aged 47, man- aging dlrtfitor and editor {of the Edmonton Journal) died here this morning from an acute attack of heart failure. Mr. Jennings came to Victoria several weeks ago in an effort to reaain his health. He was a native of Warsaw. New York. Enrico Caruso Is Near Deaths Door Desperately III Following Heart Attack Declare His Physicians fTwo Feet of Snow iu the Pass After Week When Peeked (From pur Own Correspondent) COUSMAN, Fob. .greatest fall of snow this winter fell on Sunday Monday- Tne snow has fallen to the depth ot over 3 feet. On Monday R regular gale ,blew through the. Pass and witlt it a heavy snowfall. The roada today. Tuesday, are almost im- passable. After the warm days of last woefc when the pussy willows 1 were showing their silvery heads, it ia quite a change. But. it is welcome 113 it seemed too good to be true that spring -was upon us. Tho thermometer was ranging from 6 to 10 above and things are begin-! fling to lighten up a little. j The curlers have taken Jowti their j brooms again as the 'spiel sre good. Fernie Trainmen Caught In Act of Delivering a Cargo of Thirst Killers (Special to The Herald) FKHNIE. Feb. As a result ot a haul made by the Femie- city police in the Great Northern Railway yards, early on Saturday morning, Sam. G. Graft' and "Win. Smith, two trainmen of the G. N. Co. were fined in Mag- istrate .Whimster's court today, sev- dollars and costs eaca for in- fringmcnt of the prohibition Act. Jack Wilson, apprehended along wftli the two rall- Optometrists Have Bill Before House Measure Likely To Be Repetition of LasVVear's Fight Qver Engineer's Bill (Special to Tho HeraM) EDilONTOX, Feb. The row in tho legislature last year over the bill incorporating a provincial society of engineers with power to regulate members of that profession bids fair to bo re-enacted this session on an- other bill with Quite similar terms. which, aims at the regulation of op- j tometrists in the province. Under the terms of the new bill severe restric- tions are .laid down for the practice of this profession of fitting eyeglasses to persons of defective vision. The bill defines the practice ot op- tometry as the examination of the i human eye and the adaptation or ad- justment of lenses or prisms and the i supplying thereof. I Would Give Monopoly The last four words of the foregoing paragraph will undoubtedly cause a big luss as they apparently would give members of the proposed 'Alberta Optometric association a monopoly ot I sales. j The bill provides for a board of i examiners for optometrists to be ap- 1 pointed by tho senate of the university i for tho issuance of certificates of j qualification and of registration for tbo right to practice in Alberta. (Special to The Herald.) EDMONTON, Feb. account of the illness of Premier Charles Stewart, which probably will prevent him from taking any active part in the legislative seiiion now beginning, there is every poHlbility that the house, after dealing with questions of supply and the annual estimates and budget, mny adjourn until next September. IMPORTANT LEGISLATION NOT MENTIONED t Such a policy It forecast in the speech from the throne which made no reference whatever to the m'ost important legislation that confronts the people of Alberta today. Amendments to the Liquor Act, irrigation legislation, proportional representation, rcdls- j tribution and possible amendments to important statutes such as the i new supreme court division, were al' diplomatically ignored In the MAY ANNOUNCE ELECTION It is possible that the government, after dealing with all im- portant questions of legislation, might publicly announce the date of a new election for 1922, to be held possibly before the calling to- gether of the 1922 legislature. At the present time such a program seems acceptable to most members of the house who have been con- sulted on the subject, and the tentative feelers put forward by tho cabinet toward such a plan have met with almost unanimous agrec- ment. As Easter gomes this year very early, on March 25, if this plan is adopted, It Is probable that trie present session may be brought to a close on the preceding day. GOVT. HAS IRRIGATION POLICY Liberal Leader in Debate Moves Want of Confidence in the j Meighen .Government PREMIER DEFENDS COURSE; i SAYS NO ELECTION SOON practice in the province applies waymen will be before the. magistrate Hton and Dunlan which consisted of gunny sacks with TrMcrent brands of bottled whis- key and two or throe unbroken cases. U.S. MUST ECONOMIZE f i WASHINGTON'. Feb. liiiio ror I expenditures and tho profound modi- ment of a fee therefore, to submit h'imselt for examinatio oby tho board i to qualify. Tho fees are for reeis- j tration. for application for ex- amination. ?2 for each certificate is- sued and an annual membership ot NIW YORK, Feb. offi- cial -bulletin issued by Ccruso's physicians at o'clock jjid "Caruso has rallied from a very severe relapte: Hit condition Is not satisfactory, but there is some improvement." NEW YORK, Feb. today was being to Enrico Caruso, world famous ten- tor, who is waging a iinht against death after having been stricken last night with a-heart attack that caused his physicians" to fear he would succumb before dawn. The condition of Enrieo Caruso, famous tenor who suffered a grave heart attack late last uight was reported to be slightly im- proved today. Attending physi- cians admitted, however, that tho famous singer waa "desperately ill." Caruso first was stricken early in December. Last night physi- cians called relations to the bed- side and suggested the adminis- tration of the sacrament of ex- treme unction. Today it was announced Caruso was "holding his own." He bad rallied considerably, it was said, but his condition was still very serious. Shortly before 11 o'clock more oxygen tanks were taken to tho singer's apartments iu the Hotel Va.nderbiH, where tbe tenor is ly- ing surrounded by relatives and comrades of the Metropolitan Opera company. A consultation of doctors has been called. This dots not mean, however, that the government has no Ideas on the subject of new legislation. Fw thlnj, very important amendmentt to existing irri- wt will Introduced when the legislature doss take up the question. Hon. J.'R. Boyle, attorney-general, who has been the most consistent opponent of aid to irrigation by the government, said to have final- ly yielded to the at-guments of Hon. C. R. Mitchell, Hon. A. -J. i McLean and other southern mem- bers to the extent of agreeing that i the government shall take over the bonds of irrigation districts j where project has been advanc- ed to the extent of guaranteeing j the bonds, and advance money for j the same to no ahead with the I project. j PROPOSAL TO TAKE UP BONDS i It is. proposed, in effect, that funds up to the extent of 90 per, cent, of the par value of such bonds, shall be advanced from v time to time to the district Issu- ing the bonds, to go aheid with the irrigation works. plan is for the government to auu'nae no other responsibility for these bonds other than heldhig them until such'7time M ihty can bo placed upon the bond market and sold at a reasonable price. The Cabinet believe that the action of the government in ad- vancing the money on the bonds and holding them for a good mar- ket price, In itself, will have a tendency to improve the market- ing price of the bonds. It is ob- vious that, under such an arrange- ment, each case would have to be decided on its merits and an irri- gation district would have to go through the usual formula of or- ganization, election of a board, and issuance of the bonds, before it could come before the govern- ment asking them to advance money on the securities. The only district in such a position at the present time is the Leth- bridge Northern irrigation trict. THti DAY irf PARLIAMENT OTTAWA, Feb. clay ill parliament House of commons Tho now session began in earn- est with a. debate on the address in reply to the speech from the throae. James Isaacs, Kings, P.E.I-, mov- ed the adoption of tho address and J. A. McKclvie. Yale-Cariboo, sec- onded tho adoption. Hon. Mackenzie iving moved an amendment expressing lack or con- fidence in the government and call- ins, fnr a general election. Tlio prime minister a polio In re- ply to tho opposition charges tliat tho government was outstaying Us welcome in office. The premier paid tribute to do- ceased .of tho house of tlireo of whom bare illotl since last session, namely Right, Hon. Arthur Sifton, J. fel. QJmlu, and Col. Hurry McLtiod, Yorlc-Sunbmy. The house adjourned at p.m. The Senate .Moving the adoption of, tho reply to tho speech from tho throne, Son a tor Webster supported the premiership of the Higut Hon. Arthur Mcighen and spoke of tho comparative prosperity of Canada. Senator Gerald seconded. Th.> debate was adjourned until early V.'ednesday. PINCHER CREEK HAY ASSOCIATION CASE AD- JOURNED INDEFINITELY licatlons of the awntry's economic i Section 1-1 of the act per- I system make it imperative. Governor son unless duly registered under the long Break Out In Three California Cities (From Our Own CoiTcsjiouueiU) MACLEOD, Feb. famous Pincher Creek Hay and 'Feed associa- tion, who aro ailing their sscrotary> J. J, Cameron, and whoso trial WUH to in Macleod, Thursday 17th, Fob- i ruary, has boon postponed on account ot tho principal witness having taken inumps. Tho postponement is hide- Mlnitc, and no tlato lias been set for the trial. BAD STORM EAST Owing to a blizzard cast, of Medicine flal, the Canadian I'lt'Sfl wircw :tre badly disrupt- ed anil the Herald news scrv- Ico this morning was much I'lirtflllril. Harding informed congress today in tho anuual report of, the federal re- serve board that "the? utmost care be taken to conserve our credit and pre- serve the basis of our Lo avoid tho extreme conditions pre- vailing in other countries. HAWAIIAN SUGAR OUTPUT FALLS OFF Feb. 16. Ijhe Hawaiian sugar output in Jf'20 was eight per cent, below the average of the preceding four years, according to revised government figures publish- ed torlay. The revised total produc- tion was short tons. provisions of this art and in good standing shall, after tho expiration of six months from tho passing of j this act, practice optomctrv tho province ot Alberta nor carry on business under any title or rfescrip- I tion implying that hn is registered 'under this act. The use of test' lenses or trial frames shall be deemen prima facie evidence or tbe practice of optomctry. Penalty for violation is J fixed at ?-00 with, costs or throe j months' imprisonment or both. IS ULTRA VIRES -3 j itovennnont exists- only wtli -l.hu con- COL'TTS, Feb. funeral ot I of th.' people. Xo such conseiu. I Henry Ball. 01 years age. a pioneer has been obtained by the government.' !of the foiitts district, was held today. I By what authority, Mr. King asKT-d. JTiie Hev. Major Gore-Barrow, ot Leth- was tho government undertaking ti- I Death came Sun- revise the tariff when the tariff issue i clay niKliWnst. tbe direct cause being was expressly excluded in the last j tuberculosis. He lias been a sufferer general election. 11'nr year-.'. Mr. Ball's wife precetled First Speech as Premier ihiiii in death five years. He is surviv- j Meighen's reply was bis lirtt ed by tu'u botli residing iu speech iu the bouse as premier. Dominions Must Help in Defense Says L George LONDON, Feb. Lloyd Georrie in the commons last night decided that it was too much to ask those small islands that they undertake the whole burden of defense of the empire in every sea, and that at the fcrthcomtng conference of the dominions' prime ministers, the whole problem of imperial defense must be considered. There must be, the premier went on, co-ordination, not only between the various services, but between the several parts of the empire- The premier said the coming conference would be the most moment- ous event in the history of the empire. 1'IONEER OF COUTTS Coutla. Iiiterinent in [he Cliurcll i'lnsiand cemetery !UTC. U. S, WILL CURB FOREIGN LOAfIS FULL LIBERTY FOU SAN DOMINGO BUENOS AlRiOSi, Knb. Al- fonso of .Spain will be aekeil to inler- vene in a friendly fashion with the United States in bebjjf of the restor- ation of full Ban Domingo at a meeting to he held next Monday by the AMOi'lnllon. I'atrlotlca lis- [BRITISH BREAK I SHIPPING RECORDS Feb. All records for construction of merchant vessels were broken by British shipyards dur- ing 1020, when CIS vessels of 624 tons were completed, exceeding tho 1919 total by over tonn. The world's output for 1520 was vessels a decrease of tons. WASHINOTOS, Feb. Hi. Secretary Houston agreed to- day with the Semite judiciary oominlltfie not to malic any nd sp Loudly cheered iiy his supporters iie rose, Mr. A.eighen spoke with more restraint, perhaps, than usual. Hn made it clear that the government no intention of an immediate ap- peal lo tlie electors. "Under the cir- Vnmstances that the premier said, "the clear-cut duty of tbe gov- ernment, at all Events for the present. Is to carry on its policy so long as n majority of tbe members of this hous1) support it.ri If a war government, should go out io-in" to foreign gov- liower when tile war ended. Mr. Tiimcnts no matter bow prcs. Mcighen argued, presumably a pemv governmenl should go out when a war started. "So be added, sing the dcin.ind be un- til he had consulted the com- mittee and given it full time for deliberation. o "as a Kovernmeut retains tno conflfl- encp of tbe country it is recreant to Its duly ii' it allows itself to ho nUiti- ;