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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XHI. TWELVE PAGES LETHBpIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18. 1920 TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 58 LEADER F Some Northern Members Resent ursupaiion of Office By Geo. Hoadley BORDEN SAILS FOR LONDON, Feb. Cintdian Borden tilled tedty for York, where he to Borden. For the two (Vernier wat In London the weather wai very fine and he not bothered with heilth, the Canadian Prtti Informed, is much improved leaving Ottawa and he now InUndi going to the southern to continue his holiday. New French President Assumes Office Today Wilson Makes Near Threat to Treaties if Allies iPersist in Adriatic Solution Farnell TO HOLD CAUCUS WIIEN-MEMBBHS ARRIVE (Swlnl to Olf V-ralcI) KDMONTO.N', Fob. of the opposition from the northern half i of tho province aro considerably ex- crclscd over tho fact that no general caucus of opposition members has been held yet this session, and that George Hoadloy, member from Oko- tokd who led tho opposition last year lias taetlctly assumed that position al too present session. An active iircm- ber from a northern riding expressed severe disapproTal of this proceeding yesterday to the Herald correspondent. "When Mr, Hoadley- undertook to .express the the opposition on Hie selection of a speaker of the said this member, "ho- there- by assumed wilhouL n, mandate from the opposition members virtually the position of-icader at Ihis session. 11 was understood at tiie heginniug ol last session that Mr. Hoadley was chosen opposition leader for that ses- sion only, that there was to a sen- era! meeting Of opposition members and supporters before the past session finished when a. permanent leader iv'ould be selected and nefinfle policj decided. This meeting was- never -called. Neither has.there been an> caucus and ourselves in the curious position'of beginning a legis wllhout lnvlag definlle ]y-chosen; a leader." When Mr-Hoadley-was approachei on tho'subject of when tho opposition member's "Intended-to caucus J'C sail tho been of the Inability of a number of the op llion' member's' to 'atlcnit the'-'abserit one's. In de'd General J. S. Slcwart ot liCth (f. D. Stanley of High Riv Dr.-'iY-H.tBiow ol Smitb. Calgary nud John .Kemmis'bf I'incher Creek All of them however, are expected t arrive in Edmonton before the end o the week when a caucus will be helc jj SEMDYE Claim is Greeks Were Charge ?3 Bushel When Was Agreed Price eturned Soldier Convicted of Seditious Utterances-at Winnipeg M. Deschanel Succeeds Poincare Resignation of Millerand Cabinet WINNIPEG, Feb. John amcli, relumed soldier, was omul gtiilly of seditious uller- n ccs by tho 10 a.m. lo- ay. He will, he sentenced al p.m. A .WINNIPEG, Feb. John Farnell as charged wllh Eeditlous ulterances n wllti a' speech he made o n meeting of strikers and their ympathizers in the market square urlng the general" strike of June 20. a ujvocalcd holding a "silent par- despite the .'proclamation of the mayor prohibiting, parades, for tho ollowing aUernoon. Tt r during ho formation, ot this parade on June i that a riot followed 'iri. which two men i wore killed- and' seTernl Injured Some of the stalementV altributed o Farnell-'were "nd civic r. prsTent from holding: -a. and order his "the UcllcB lised .1n tb arrest of Btrlko-leaders-'ire Itus siatr Nine Sentence PARIS, Feb. Premier Mil- lerand today offered President- Deschanel the resignation of the cabinet, as is customary upon the occasion of 3 new president. M. Deschanet refused to accept the resignation, and asked the premier to remain in office. A sweeping grant of amnesty wii! be granted by M. Deschanel upon assuming the functions of president today. Civil and mili- tary offenders will be Included. the only exceptions being persons convicted of treason against .the state. Ail members of the diplomatic corps who came In contact with" President Poincare during -his term were received at the Elyiee Palace in a private farewell aud- ience at 11 c'elock this morning. Is Tenth President PARIS. Feb. Paul Descliancl loday rjecamo lenth president of the Frcneh.republic. succeeding -Raymond Poincare, who laid aside Iho robes of office after one. of (lie most critical periods in Ihe hislory of luo couhlry. The formal Iransfer from the old lo the new regime occurred at the palace Not Out and Out Threat, But Suggestion of What Might Withdraw Both Versailles and Anglo- French-American Treaties. WASHINGTON, Feb. allied iupreme council been in- formed by PreilUent Wlhon that If the proposed Adriatic settlement ii put Into force, the United Stales might have to coniider withdrawing the treaty of Versailles from tenate consideration. The president's communication not in the nature of a threat in the common tense of the term, but wsi merely a statement of a sltua> tion In which the United States might find herself if asked to to agreements in which It had no hand in the making and to which it wat It explained that the treaty and the treaty of Versailles were considered Inseparable to far as the question was concerned and that if a situation arose where the president would have to coniider withdrawing the latter he would have to coniider withdrawing the former. An early announcement at the White House characterized an lute "falsehood" the statement by Psrtinax In the Echo de Paris that President Wilson's communication contained a poitcript bearing a threat to withdraw the treaty from the senate. This was recognized ai erron- eous as toon It came to the attention of other officials. Obviously it did not come from President Wilson hlm'elf. -Whether the supreme council's reply to the nole.will he .made public has not been decided. Three Guests Lose JLives in BigllofetFire 1, Feb. Three leit tfielr livci in a fire which virtually destroyed the Lorraine Hotel here' today. Samuel .Warwick ;of Harrltville, so badly injured by jumping from a windowlthat tie.died liter at a hospital. Two ;bodleB were found In the The remainder of the 78 guetti of the hotel were driven Into the street, arid were taken care of in hotels and res- taurants, if V So far the caWe of the .fire has not been teamed. -Th" property hsj Is estimated CRIME INCREASES JN ONTARIO SHOWN BY THE TORONTO CHIEFS REPORT! to'thT'Adriatic Joyce Laura Pearcy Allegtd Tt Have Stolen Military Cheques MOTHER ARRESTED TOO; THOUSANDS INVOLVED Allies Answer Wilson IXWO'ON. Feb. The reply of the council lo President of the Eiysee Ibis afternoon, The inauguration of the French TORONTO, Crime in On- tario last year! is' 'greater than In 1P1S, according report made pub- lic yesterday. .Chiet1 of Police Gras- scl accounts for ifie increase o! crime here as a naturalvreactioii of Ihe war and he poinls of. crime all .over :the .world. 'I'here were five murders in .Toronto last year.- as agains'tithree in The number 'of house shoprbreaking president is a formal ceremony and' cases was lae'Vyear, an increase ot 4S3.' -settlement iiai .i'.ean coded and for- warded to "Washington by the Ameri- can embassy here. 'AuiiOiincemonl lias been made lhat the question of making public the text of tho replj will rest with Mr, It is understood the. communication1 .objected, to, opening of the Adriatic question. .It is said to declare that circumstances existing when Premiers Ubyd Georgn, N I Hi and Clemcnceau framed Ihe virtual ullimaUim to Slavia in January could not be Ignor- ed, and iho president, it Is asEcitjd, conTicted court ot edtlioii -sentenced to.- nine .-Ibprjthi'- Imprison- prpviticjal 5a'ii-by Mr. Jus- lied-Prendcrgast.this-a'ftcrnooa. the number permitted to witness the transfer of authority is limited to Iho presidents of tho senate and cham- ber of deputies, comiuiliees from each, house and members'o'f the cabinet. Premier Millerand, shortly 'rbeforo tho hour set for the ceremony.'drove to the Palais Bourtfon where as prcM M.'Deschanel ha's ce, -and''called Entering a state carriage and cscotled regi ment of cuirassiers and preceded by h flag-bearer, they drove to Ihe palace where the ceremony was to take place. Trouble it Irkutsk anfl City is Taken Over By the Czech Troops Canadian TrcS3 Leased Wire) OTTAWA, Fob. Canadian dispute which has arisen over the price of wheat sold by Iho Canada wheat board to the Greek gov- ernment shows no signs ot being Iin- jnedfalely settled. It was staled about a week ago tliat Lloyd Harris, who acted prominently in connection with tlio sale of the wheat, was coming to Ottawa Cor a. conference with Iho gov- ernment, but Sir Oeorge roster, not- ing premier, today refused !o discuss tho mailer In any way and slated thai ho had no knowledge o[ -Mr. Harris' movements or intentions. Canadian wheat growers. under- stood, nre interested to the extent of from ono to three million dollars, ns Mr. Harris' statement was to the ef- fect Greek government was charged a bushel when it was agreed they should bo given tlic same rale as Hcigium, which was ?2.17 a Illlthel. Bnrlini- roi.oi'l" to lUC c-rfcct that Kir (Jeorge' Foster had tho matter in hand. Mr. Harris, It ia understood, la at the Highland Inn, Algonquin Park, nud It would bo flu easy mailer to call VLADIVOSTOK; Feb. As- sociated officials report that because" the ilolshcvik forces interfered with the evacuation of the Oecho-Slovaks from Irkutsk tho city vas laken over by the Czechs on January SO. The Bolshbvlkl forces took Admira! Kolchak 'as their prisoner with then: when they wero driven out. but led the slalo gold treasure behind. Gen. Voitiekoffsky, willi a remnani of the Kolchflk nrmy, has reached Ir kulsk, and Gen. Semenotf, commander in-chiet of thb all-Russian forces, was reported hy the sending re Inforcements and supplies from Chita his present headquarters. received by. tho "Vladivostok headquarters of tho Czechoslovak from Irkulsk since February I, con firmed Iho foregoing advices, the! reports being that all wai .quiet i Irkutsk, the city remaining In Ihei hands and procsedln orderly. Shortage In by Big Sales to U.S. Buyers CEs- Canadian 1'rnss Leased agencies reports that a serious short Arrangement Between Japanese and Zemstvo skv ia a Prisoner Canadian board ot commerce', has ibeen asked to consider the problem ot a threatened lumber shortage in Mani- toba, Saskatchewan and Alnertn, caused by the steady shipment of Iho i Canadian supply to the United States. United Stales firms are said to be conserving their own supply and buy- ing up a large part of tho visible sup- ply in Western Canada for their pres- ent-use. If. Whilla, K. C., counsel for the board of commerce, In Winnipeg, telc- jraphed this morning lo the Hoard ol lommerce' here, as follows: VLADIVOSTOK, Monday, Feb. 10. As the result ot negotiations be- tween den. Krahowitski, commander of the Zemstvo army, and SI. -Jintsii- dalrs, representing .Ifcpan, instructions have been sent to the Japanese gen- eral In command lo cease Beudiug Japanese troops from Vladivostok westward. This move is interpreted hero as indicating lhat Japan desires to avoid, slans. ago fs being created in lumber snp plies In the three prairie provinces h) United Stales concerns buying up largo available stocks for shipment soulh. The Uniled States firms are holding American lumber from Ihclr own markels for- a riso in prices and are dealing largely in Ihe'Canadian supply. An Immediate invcstlgallon will demonstrate this. "Please advice what step's. it any, should he taken me. My inform- ant stales Ihe results will be extreme- ly serious unless Ihe movement is checked." The hoard ot commerce Is consldcr- is lolii the decisions reached last cember. to which Mr. Wilson aduored in his note, will be carried put .If Mr. Wilson will Indicate the way this may be done. While reports emanating-from; Paris to effect lhat Ihe council modified and softene'l the tone of the first, draft of this reply to Mr. NS'iisor. are denied, t is ca'd the lo Am- bassador jolin W. Davis for transich-j sion tu Washing-Ion Is not-identical j wilh the one agreed upon .by.Prem-j era l.loyii George and Millerand at Iheir firsl meeting the arrival of Ihe American president's memorandum. '.r Reply.In Wathlnaton. WASHINGTOX, of tho allied supremo, council at Lon- don to President Wiis.on's Adriatic Eltuallon. tha stale depaitmerit--from lA Eador Davis and. being decoded as fast as possible. 1 It nas announced olfjcialh that tin Yeply nOQId not. be inade jiubiic' T this time and it was indicated 41m not-even a be gnen out Publicahon of the rcplv lias been left by the .council to'Presl dent Wilson, according (q patches, but the council-expected' lo give tho press a summary of its con lents.- While waiting for ihe note to he decoded, officials noted from Ihe Lon on dispatches that Ihe reply was said o have been a modification, of the >riginal note prepared last Saturday IIUIUIW 11GIC, "10 The chief Inspector crown timber I ing tho matter today. Rev. Ivens With Tears in His Eyes Apologizes For His Talk of "Poisoned Judge and Jury WINNIPKG, Canadian a shaking voice, times on the verge ol lears, and al William SEVEN CENT FARES ON SASKATOON .TRAMS TtEOINA, Sask., Keb. Heglni Is not the only city In province whero the five-cent' faro Is charged on street cars. Saskatoon Joined the high cost ot-ridlnc procession when cash fares were advanced to seven cenls. I'- liim lo Ottawa for a conference It thl was desired, Imt apparenlly no such fleps h.ivo been taken in (his connec-l STORMS CAUSE SERIOUS Hon. James Slcwart, chairman oft RAILWAY TIE-UP IN NFLD. llic wheat board, la In Winnipeg ami iis not believed lhat he has been) ST. JOHNS, Feb. Owing )o alter a conflict vrllli the Kus- Kerensky Captured LONDON, Feb. ICer- ensky, the former Hussiau premier whose regime was overlhrown by Iho Bolsheviki in' 1917, has been imprisoned in tho Caucasus, ac cording to a Central News dispatch from Copenhagen, quoting tho Esthon Ian nojvspnpers. Tlio message declares lhat Keren- slty casus the p _ tion lo promise their support to the] rciiinVr 2S." "Boh liuasell WHS tried Russian Democratic Centre parly. a poisoned jury and poisoned Judge, Caucasian leaders, however, gave him received a' poisoned a cold reception, It is asserted, ami; jvons said. "K Tommy Melcalfo says on his arrival at liaku ho was fl cd and thrown into prison. Fierce Fighting 1.ONDON, Feb. Ivens today admitted slalemer.ts al- leged to be In contempt ot tho court before which he Is being tried, said he did not' intend contempt and made apology before a full court of King's bench, consisltng ot Chief Justice JIalhers, Judge Gait and Judge Prcn: dergast. The Court's decision will be handed down Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Ivens had been called show made on himself and other accused. Poisoned Judge and Jury. He then read the statements abou the poisoned jury, judge and sentence which, had aroused the wrath oC the crown. "Before fJod, P.ussell Is an Innocent he quoted. "The strike was broken, but at a terrific cost. Our parliament was prostituted, our mounted police discredited. 1 have always stood for politLiil action; never aave breathed defiance to con stiluled authority. "I did not think, and do not think o attend ouy conference on the! to R railway tie-up, due to 106 mverily here. o( snowstorms in January inland set- Stewart Net Interested tlements are, faced with a serious 'WINNHMCO, Feh, shown shortage of foodstuffs for the slory from Ottawa regarding dif- ferences between (Irecco and the Can- ada wheat board over whesil prices, James Slowart, chairman of the board, declared today ltmt the board- was not Interested in IhK and lhat OTurylhing was. going smoothly. Ho had uo tulonllon ot going to Ottawa in this connection, ho added. caltlo and horses. .Lumb6ring camps are hard hit by Iho lOsS of work due to Iho scarcity ot food and oilier esicn- Hals. recently proceeded to the Can- causa why ho should not be commit- now, that T was In contempt ot thl s on board a British steamer for Meii f0r contempt for made honorable court. Hut if the court de purpose of inducing llic popnln-< nt a meellng In Columbia Theatre, DC- cldes that I was In'contempt, Ihci CALGARY, Feb. 18. Miss Joyce Laura Pearcy Is under ar- rest here charged with forging cheques. Her mother is also held. According to the police, Miss Pearcy Is alleged to have admitted a series of cheque forgeries In Calgary and Edmonton, her mother being connected with the alleged confession. The allegation Is made by the police that Miss Pearcy present ed at local stores yesterday four cheques signed name of Lowney and Company, and it is claimed that she had cashed .three of. them before she was arrested outside the fourth store she Is al- leged to have, visited. The alleged confession is said to implicate Miss Pearcy also in the disappearance of 92 cheques amounting to which were missed from the paymaster's office at ihf.' armories some months ago. General Manager D. B. Hariris Appropriations Vill riot Be Cut Feb. cffi cleftcy and betterment ot equipment on the lines is plurincd-in an extensive spring program being lire- pared for tho Canadian National Rail- ways, according to General Manager, D. B. Hanna. Complete detatls.mayj not bo made public until they arc laid before parliament at Iho coming ses- sion, he intimated. Beyond stating that there would certainly bo no cur- (ailment, of last year's appropriations. Mr. Hanna refused lo: make any other than a general slalement in cornice-- lion wilh the future plans ot the rail- road. According to. Mr. Hanna, judicious cuts in the American purchases .had left the. Canadian National Railways n a position where they were liltle ffected by the adverse rate ot ex- change. Manchester Guardian Suggests That Lloyd George Has Hit Right Solution 1 make n full apology." Sir. Ballcy'n affidavit was to Ihe ef- fect thai Ivens' speech merely sug- gests that newspapers had so poison- arrcsl-: that ;i general illegal, Ihen 11 cd tho minds of everyone lhat it was I say that he speaks illegally." impossible for a jury and judge lo lake AERIAL MAIL SERVICE PLANNED FOR ALBERTA Ing between Iho Ilolshovikl and revo- lutionary groups In the Tiraspol and Odessa, regions Is reported in an oifi- cial statement issued by the Soviet government at Moscow today. The statement continues: have entered Ovldipol (on tho Black Sea, southcasl of We have evacuated I'ogaevaksya, 20 versts from Novocherkassk, under enemy pressure. "In tho direction of Krasnovoilsk we have captured Ihe Island of Cholekoii. Thn oil wells were found damaged. Much booty was captured." At. Ihe opening ot the hearing. Ward fight-! npltmids, counsel for Ivens. told the BOLSHEVIK WINNING MOSCOW ELECTIONS 1XJNDON, Feb. A Moscow leas metsago says thai Iho election of tho Moscow soviet began last Mon- lay under Iho banner and slogans of tho Bolshevik parly, Holahevlk can- didates were licJne elected in all re- WINNIPEG, Man., Feb. air servlco to ba utilized for forest palrol, mall serflce and police patrols over sparsely populated districts of the weal, will bo established In the near future, according to Major JicLaren. ot the Imperial Air board. It Is .pro- posed that an airdrome with twelve machines will be biilll at Calgary nud a similar programme, hius drawn I up for the 1'cnc'o' liivcr'dialilct. EGYPTIAN SULTAN GENEROUS CAIRO, Feb. sultan of Egypt Is distributing pounds among the poor ot Cairo and AloTan- drla, in celebration of tho birth ot on heir to Iho sullannlc. Prince Ahmed Kuail was chOMn by the Urlttsh lo succeed his late brolhci, Iluszim Kamcl, as cu'.tan, in. October, court Ivens fell tho mflUcr In be a personal one, anil wished lo vuiuluct his own defense. Ivens then read of- fidavlla, ono hla own, In which ne quoted a large portion of his speech and added ciplanalory matter, ending with an apology, and the olher one that of William llailcy, a school prin clpal, who had heard Ivens' speech. He Didn'i Know "I'tild not know 1 had transgressed Ihe feelings of this court or of any other court." Ivrns rnl'l, reading from his own nffldnvit. "When I mounted the plnlform at the meeting 1 was ap- plauded and I said I did not wish to be applauded while I was outside and Dob Ttussell was inclde prison paying tho price." Tvena then read portions ot his ad- dress In Iho form ot a sermon, leading lip lo. the stalomcnt that Canada was undergoing a campaign of persecution. "I have done my duly ns 1 saw It. 1f 1 must ro lo jail for II. 1 will do Ive'nn read. Ho read his remarks on "vicious attack" a newspaper had an Impartial view of the case.- In rebuttal, John Allen, deputy at- torney-general, said that If those op- posed lo nuaaell had held meetings de- manding thai his senlence bo made more severe, there would bo trial by public meeting which Is Illegal. WILL DISCUSS BANKING CONSORTIUM LONDON, Feb. Manchester" Guardian, commenting editorially on (he allied note lo Holland, says: in value lo wisdom which re- frains from gelling inlo :i Is agilily which serves'to "gel out ot it. If, in regard to the .question "ot .Iho war criminals, the allies displayed liltle of Ihe first they, are to be congratulaled on a .remarkable and entirely tatisfaclory exhibition, of the second. "H iri easy to recognize in this deci- sion tlio resourceful wind ot Premier Lloyd Oeorge. To him Is chiefly due the whole project of these post-war trials; (o him also should be due the skilful! evasion of most of the dlffi cullies involved. "Tho fact is, the whole Iliiug, whlcl: had never been thought out lo begin w.ilh, has reached an impossible stage Wo do not want iho we may lalk as though'.we did. 1 Iho Dulch government-still feels Ilia It can do nothing with the kaiser ex- cept Itt him alone, we had better fol- low its exr.mple." ff BRITISH ATTENDING JO BOLSHEVIK PROPAGANDA VANCOUVER, B.C., Feb. Ihe American banking group f5r ChinA, including sorai of Iho leading bankers In -Chicago, had been naked lo go to tho r-'ur Kant find iiiscii.-H vvilii the Japanese hanking group Iho de- tailed workings of the consortium or- ganized at Paris last May for inter- national partnership in asalsling China in estibliBhrns her private and govern- mental and to report on commercial, financial and political conditions In China, was Iho state- ment made loday by Thomas I-a- monl, ot tho firm of J. P. Morgan Company, New Vork. Mr. and parly will sail for Ihe Orient on Thurs- day. LONDON'. Feb. Shortl. the home secrelnry. stated in tlie tiouae loilny Ilial the activities of liolshevfst agents In Ihis country were rc- celvlug cnroful Attention, but he did not think it in the. pub- lie, interest to publish partlcu- This was In.reply to the n'iteillon ns lo whether his at- lenllon had been called to the fact that Ihe underground ac- Ilvlti03 of liolshovisl agents here had greatly increased of late, whelher Ihe police had re- cently seized largo quanlltles of propaganda and If any hews- papers and British subjecls were being subsidized b'y so- viet money. -J Britain Sets Up New Military Problem in Desert Regions i WASHINGTON, Feb. IS.-Oreal Drl-. Iain relics largely on her air forces for the defense of Persia and Meso- potamia, according lo official advices received here. Winston Churchill. Brilish war minister, recently inform- ed parliament lhat air bases have been established at Bagdad and Kara- Chi, the latter a port on the Arabian Sea nud the terminus of. an Irriporianl railroad. Military eiperls here, at- tach great importance lo this an- nouncement because it is an innovii1 lion in military stralegy in Iwo ini- porlanl particulars. !t ia llic first time, authorities say, that air forces have been relied upon lo so large a degree purely for defense. Also the imposslbilily of conducting operations In desert regions has been overcome by carrying on tlio "Operations in Iho uir. Tlio Dritlsh maintain communicst Hull between Aleppo, near the Medi- terranean Sea and Bagdad and lie- liagdad and Karachi. Much ot Ibis is an impenelrablo descrl, includ- ing Ihe Arabian deserl and the Groat Salt and Dasht-i-Lut deserts. I'.rltish authorities have'feared .lhat Dr.lshovlkl troops, which have pene- trated Turkestan, might enter Afghan- tan and attack Persia from It is believed that Ih2 aiJtl trrccs have been organized to meet this threatened danger. v'. LEVERHULME SOAP FACTORY FOR COAST VANCOUVER, B. C., Feb. Leverhulme's Interests completed the purchase ot a strip of frontage feet on Burrard Inlet on -which ;TtHI be erected shortly a largo factory which will handle the manufacture of (.oap to All the company's market In i Weslcrn Canada. price was about' ;