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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. TWELVE PAGES LETHBHIDGB, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1920 TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 59 First Heading of Momentous Measure, Second Reading to Follow Shortly Shareholders G.T.R. Accept Agreement LONDON, Feb. Canad- ian iharvholders of the Grand Trunk Railway; after listening to heaUu cniicUms, to- day assented to the terms of agreement with the Dominion government. iA: dozen uisscgt- lenU held a meeting afterward and passed a. resolution protest- Ing against the terms, NO A1DJJEING GIVEN TO ANY RUSSIAN ARMY LONDON, Feb. Bonar Law, the government stated in the house of ,_, commons today that ItSrvas hoped to introduce the Irish home rule bill tomorrow. The. second reading of the bill, he be taken as soon as the house had had time to di- gest the bilL Premier Lloyd George was ask- ed whether atcf, financial or other- stilt being given to any Russian army or organization whose aim was the overthrow of the soviet system. The premier replied that no aid was being given except that tfie government was continuing, as far as circumstances would per- mit, to fulfill the remainder of its obligations to Gen. Denikine. Replying to a question as to Great Britain was trying to bring about peace between So- viet Russia and Poland, Mrr Lloyd George said the question of peace or war with Soviet Russia was one that Poland must decide for her- self. ISSUES JULESTO And Land Therefore UntaxaW; Remedied By Reconveying Whips in Ottawa to Prepare For Opening of Parliament Drench Canadian Journal Makes Charges That Borderi Govt. is (Special to Tho Herald) EDMONTON', Feb. Ih J-'ednml Soldiers' Settlement hoard ha boon purchasing kiiul for soldier se Hers in Ihe. name of his Majesty th King, instead of in the, name'of tli board as a corporate body thousand of titles to such lands already issue In that manner will have to he conveyed lo the- board in order make the land laxablft for federa provincial and municipal purposes. This is tho explanation give Thursday by Attorn ey-G e'nera! J. Uoyle, of the province of his action in instructing registrars of land titles not to issue any raoro certificates of title for such'land purchased by the Soldiers' Settlement Board in tho 3iame of the king. The British North America Act makns it Impossible for title rf is held in the name of the king, (o be taxed for any purpose and tt was held by the thai this operated us greatly to the injury of thu soldier seUlera as to the other people In communities wlicire PUCJI land was purchased, as it would ir.ake impossible Ihe financing of 'Rfliool buildings, road construction, c-to." Wlieu the situation was discovered 1ho Jcimrtmcnt of juatico directed tho soldiers' settlement board to issue tho "titles In the name of tho board itself v-liiih Remedies, the situation for the Tillcs.alrefidy issued will have to he and tlifa subject now being taken up with Ottawa. QUEBEC, Feb. Canadian Soleilj the Quebec daily, ;laims.-to have secured, possession ot a confidential circular, of tho joint egislation committee of tho Orange order and published yesterday what t contends to be; the contents of the Ipcuments. The document Is'.dated March 1, .01S, and emanates'from Toronto. The c'.vspaiier slates thal-'4it informs us hat tbe Orange order obtained from Sir -Jlobcrt Bordcn 'and his colleagues he mlpositiou of the Conscription Ac; hroughout the country, that the Waf Times Election Act Xvas'auotlier con- cession' of the- Horde'n'government .o Ornngeism; that the government will lend itself to the. whims amMnso- out demands'of tho yellow factions ay having.searches inadb In Catholic associations with a view to discover ug arms; and "that llie Union govern- ment had the devoted and indefatig- able support of ail tho Orange lodges." "We would require" con-! Linucs the newspaper, "to give all threats whicli this circular contained against our race and our faith. There are threats against ,FTencli-Canadfan Catholics" w'lio will jiot feub'mit to regu- lation tbercaro coin plaints that teachers arc-named to public.' schools; notification that .yrnr spread to .11 the and regrets that Fre'ricb-'-jCftiiaaians arc env ycd on slate. 'railroads outside the province- MARTIAL LAW IN" -THE SAAB-REGION LONDON Feb. law has boon proclaimed in the Saar region, now .occupied by Frencli under control of ah allied commission, In consequence ot new disturbances, according to nn Amsterdam dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company. Members Comjftience lo Arrive For Will be Held in New Buildings Cana- dian on both sides of the hotisc are beginning to reach, In preparation for the next Thursday. Some of from dis- tances, early in the hope of listing others are seeking in touch with thFnes before of the ses- sion has actualiX The two pafiyjwhips, J. A. Robb, -Liberal andrW. S. Mrddlcboro, .Unionist, yesterday and will regard to the, alloca- tion of other matters. Preparations for. the opening are now being rushed and furniture and equipment -is being moved into the new building with great rapidity. Put Ex-Kaiser On Curacao is Latest Scheme PARIS, Feb. that former Emperor WIHiam be sent to the Island of Curacao, off the Venezuelan coast, are received more favorably in some quarttrs at The Hague than the idea of trans- porting him to one of the Dutch East Indies, according to the Matin. The newspaper says the last allied note to the Dutch government caus- ed evident embarrassment at the Dutch capital. Ovclhrow All-Russian Govern- Proclamation of Revolutionists Price Brothers Declare 22 Per Cent on' Capital Stock- Shares Jump 20 Points Heavy Snow is Again Causing Fanner Smiles C. N. R. EARNINGS TORONTO, Nn iional 'Railway's gross earnings for tlie week ended February 1-i, wOro 047. This is an increase over tbo corresponding poriod last year. One of tho heaviest snowfalls of ihe wiliter is covering nil Southern "Alberta with a ffesli hlmikct of snow this morning; add- ing greatly to tbe moisture supply and giving fanners further assur- ance that there will he Epnio'kliid of crop, wilb the possibility of a bumper. Snou- to fallhere abouL 2 o'clock. At 7 o'clock this morn- ing two inches ot wet snow cover' cd the Ground and it was still snowing heavily. At 10.30 a.m. the depth had increased to 3.3 !Incites, 'bringing total to inches, or S.3 inches over the five-year average. Tlie storm. covers, whole Letli bridge' railway being particularly heavy around Pin- cher and Co ivhere -15V inches had fallen since 11 o'clock Wed- nesday night, At there is still two fGGt of old snow on the level with more falling today.' Precipita- tion from snow has been heavier on tlie- Htie from Skiff cast this winter than it has been in Letlibridge. RaneyWillbe Opposed By CoLPritchard TORONTO, Feb. Cit- izens' Liberty League announced yesterday that in view of Col.-R. T. Prilchard having de- cided to run as an candidate' in East Wellington against Attorney-General W. E. Raney, the league would not place a candidate in the field. U. S. Action on the Adriatic Tangle Will; Shortly Be Known KUN UNWELCOME VJI5XNA, Ftb, dicta- tor under the Communist regime.-in Hungary, ivas recently brought to a hospital near Ibis city from Stockcrau, where lie had heeii stayingv1iiiicc liis flight from Hungary. His removal from vras Ijccauso inhabi- (ants of tho village objected to Ills presence there. Provincial House Gets Down To Business; U.F.A. Member i Attends Opposition Caucus (Special to Herald) EDMONTON, Feb. first1 business sitting of the legislature will open at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon when tho debate' on tba speech from tho throne will bo opened by Joseph McCallum, of Yogreville, and Major It. ol Handbills. It Is ex- pected that Iho house trill adjourn im- mediately after the conclusion of those speeches and thai tlie tirst reply in the subject from the opposition ,by George Hoadloy, of Okbtolfs, will be delivered at Uie Friday attorr.oon sit- ting. TJio .special committee to select standing committees of Iho house lias not met yet, ami no regular committee work vrill be undertakes until neit week. No Leader Chosen Yet ' to The Hcralili EDMOXTOX, Feb. liendcnt'members of the house a times taking part in the caucus of tin opposition until a laic hour Wednes day night, Ihe members of UiefO silion were unable reach an agree mcnt as to their leader for the presen session and a definite policy. Ait other meeting be held before Ih houso.gocs in session at T. o'clock, bu it is generally understood Ibat.'pcnd ing a final decision, George Hoadles of Okoloks. leader for HID lasl two pro Tincial sessions, remain In (ha capacity. Alex. Moore, the new U. r A. member for Cochrane, and Jnine Weir, Non-Partisan luembe from.Naiilon, were among thoseJnvl cd Into.Ihe opposition none will'disclosc details of the cussiou. Kisks .Less Chance of War JJy Ucing Inside Thtm Staying Out STOCKHOLM. Fell. 1bn[ Sweden join Ihn league of Na- tions bare been submitted to tbo lilks- ilhy by tlio government, which has scut its proposals a dof-umtnl stating arguments for and against sucb u .step, Thetfc Include apprebensiong caused by Iho failure of the United Stales lo rallfy Ihe treaty of peace, but hopca are expressed that Ihla will soon be done al Washington. Sweden's position, It is bolieveJ, Is based on realization of bor urgent duly to the civilized world'to attempt lo prevent fuluro wars, and It Is Mrted "Sweden risks less being In lie leaf no than Oiitaldo.'1 Britain Favors Ousting Turks FromCbnstantinopI00.000. Tho new stock will be .ciiual (o one now share of stock for each 4.54 shares now held. Following the nounccment of tbe declaration-ot a 22 stock dividend, tbe shares jumped to 320 ou the stock exchange, an advance of 20 points over Tuesday's close. Found Necessary Where Veterans in Got No Crop Last Year icrchmer Aggregation Reaches Prize Class in Also in.Hudson's Bay WINNIPEG, Feb. great race is being made tor the grand aggregate of the 1920 Winnipeg bonsplel, I'rank'Cassidy of the local Thistle Club, who was lead- ing, got bumped for thcxsecond time in the early draw this morr.- Ing. S. Herchmer with his rink of stalwarts from faraway Fernle, B. C., entered the jewelry class of the consolation event for the lieut- tenant-Oovernor's cup, and its ae- prizes, in the to o'clock draw, winning from the local Strathcona rink skipped by J. E. Robertson: 11 to 9. Hcrcli- rner is also in the eights of the Hudson's Bay trophy. OTTAWA, It lias been necessary to extend tlie "onl-of-eni IrloynicnL" fund of the Patriotic 'Fund for financial assistance, to a number ol returned soldiers settled on farms. A large majority ot the veterans did not actually get onto the land until late autumn and were unable to make any money out of their land, "last season, Tho Patriotic Fund, there- fore, has given financial assistance to tide the new farmers over tho winter whore proved thai this was -necessary. The.'assisted -eased arc most plentiful in Alberta anil Drit ish Columbia, but there are'cases in practically every other provinco .he Dominion. PARIS, Feb. lieserv- ations to the agreement- reached by tho supreme allied council relative to Ihe Turks being permitted to retain Iliefr capital in Constantinople liro contemplated by Oreat Urltain, ac- cording to Iho Pciit but de- cision on this point will not be reached until Premier Alillerand returns to London. Great Britain has been un- derstood to have taken the attitude thai the Turkish government must bo ousted from Constantinople, but tho French have opposed this step. Or- ganization of the forces which will as sume police control of the JJardanellcs already has been planned, says tlio Kdio do Paris, vhtte tho Matin asserts Orccce will receive Smyrna anil a limited trncl nroinld that city. British Interested LONDON', Feb. latest de- velopments in the Turkish situation havo for the moment pushed the-'AVt rlatic question Into the background In both public and official Interest, 'file reservations which Fmnce and Uritaii: are said to have in.ido with regard lo the .Turkish peace terms In- cluding'Iho retention of the Turks In Constantinople, have aroused strong feeling in parliament, wbere .U'" OP position strongly objects to a settle- ment of tho Turkish cniestlon without Its reference tojhe Commons. Pur- ticnlar antago.V'sm has been aroused In opposition ciunrlen to the doHsloo lo permit tbe Sulttin lo retain sov- ereignly over Consfc'.'.'.lnoplc. JAMES RAMSAY, M. L. A. (Special to The Herald) EDMONTON, Feb. Ramsay, owner of Edmonton's largest store and iriember of the- legislature' from North Edmonton was chosen leader of the opposi- tion at a caucus of opposition members today lasting until after 1 p.m. George Hoadley Oko- toks, who has been opposition leader for the last two sessions of the legislature announced that he would support Mr; Ramsay session. The elec- tion of Mr, Ramsay was made unanimous. A statement will be given out later. NOTED ORGANIST MAY COME WEST OTTAWA, Feb. is learned that there is a likelihood of Ottawa losing Dr. Herbert Sanders, one ot tho leading musicians of Eastern Can- wda, organist of Dominion Methodist church and conductor of Oltawa Ora- lorlo Society. He is considering a proposition to go to Tiegina College conservatory rf' music to become director of music there. 'Whether or not he .will accept was not slated by Sanders, has about six weclis Ifi- which to decide. WASHINGTON, Feb. test against the :Wage provision of the completed railroad biLI will be made In letters to President Wilson and Director-General Mines which the rail- road union officials of the American Federation ot Labor were framing'to'day-at the conferences at the federation headquarters. G. T. R. EARNINGS MONTREAL, Feb. Trunk earnings for the second week o( Feb- ruary were an increase of over tbo game week a year ago. tbe revolutionists said. An effort will be made to extradite Clcii. Hozauoff from tbe Japanese so that ho may be tried in civil courts for alleged crimes be committed as governor-general, Kemslvo officials said. The Associated Press correspondent1 ccompanled 01Q revolutionists who cntcfeil Gen. Ilozaiioff's staff head- Quarters Ibis morning. "A half doxen staff officers were foiihd there. They >now nothing of what was happening n Iho city. Gen. Antonovltch and staff of Admiral Smironoff, a Kolchak supporter, were disarmed by the rev- olutionists. Tfcc revoliitionisLv'informed Ilia Kolcbak oflicers tUcy under. ar: rest, A few o.ftlcers'werc placed un- der guard but others were' lold to go Jlany'. prisoners who'bad -been ,nr- restetl a few days ago. also otiic'ers who bad been imprisoned since tho Gaiila revolution in November, were liberated. Gen. Rozanoff had executed'BIX bur- dred men taken during the uprising led'by Hie young Czech general, Iluil- oliih Galda. The local Zemslro coun- cil today decided that to obtain nil. power in tho maritime provinces la- the aim of the revolutionists. U la planned to rpake this a lasting Xcm-. stvo power, a fundamental -principle of which will be the bringing about of a cessation of civil war. Zemstvo Proclamation The proclamation, signed by .Meil- vcdicff, chairman of Ihe maritime provinces Zemstvo council and leader of the revolutionist government, sub- mitted the following problems as part of Zemstvo activities: of all political.pris- oners, victims of tbe Kolcbak govern- ment. out all Kolchak rule in the. maritime provinces. freedom of Ibe press, of unions and generally al'. freedom destroyed by the Kolcbah govornmijiV. against theft from the slate. aid and co-operation in solving food problems. Provide a new scslc wages am! where debates occur ap- point a commission from workers and employers for settlement. a land com- mllleo. educational work look- Ing to Ihe general economic welfarr of tbe country. with tbe allies in aiding early evacuation of Czecho- slovak Intervention in Siberia, of Control Commission Next Step In Transfer of. G. T. R. INVESTIGATE BRINGING HOME BODIES OF U. 3. SOLDIERS FROM FRANCS NEW YORK, A. Hayes sailed for Europe today to conditions in eonhec- lion with the bringing back of the bodies of American soldiers, Mr. Hayes said that of the American soldiers buried abroad, more than 25 per cent, would not be brought back because relatives have desire that they he not o OTTAWA. Feb. Can- adian of tbe Grand Trunk agreement by the shareholders in London will bo fallowed by Ihe aproiufinnelof a rommltleft fif niau.igeinoiit. The rOliiiniiti-C lit: C'VmpOafrj TIL five persons. Two will be ap- the Gv.ind Trunk, two by tho Dominion and Ibe fifth will bo r.ppoinled by the other tour. The committee of management will endeavor to ensure' tbo operation of the Grand Trunk system I" harmony with tbe Canadian (he two systems being treated as no'irly as posslble'wa one system. The committee will continue to act until' (he Grand Trunk preferred I and common stoiks arc vcslcd in the govcrnmflut. A board of arbitrators will also bo appointed to determine the value of the preference and ordln- niv stocks One arbitrator will tic' appointed by tho ciiirt one by thp Gram! Tfiiiik. TSh: third will Sir Walter Cassels. jiutgn ol Ibe (ixclicqiicr court of Canada. Tbo arbitration awaul will be met by (he Issue of a new nog-voting 5 per cent, guaranteed The government also guaran- tee the inlcrest on tlie present guaranteed stock of which there I'J.iiOD.OOO pounds out- lloldera. of this stock, bowovor, will surretulcr their voU Ing rights. IE UNDER YEF Fought For Freedom of Small Nations and of Individual, Why Not Free Trade? i. HRANOOX. Man.. Feb. That thfre (9 ro ground for fear or sus-- pcnse over disturbed conditions. In Canada; that they are, on the coii- Irary. a health sign, wag tho contort-- lion of Michael Clark, of E6a bsfari! rafcaiihri Cliib If tnjnsllcp Is being to the veterans, workingwen. fanners or laborers let us hasten lo remove It in order thnt Ibe full-fruits of the vic- tory gained in tho great war may not lost but that there may- be lice, equality of opportunity aniTtrUft''. democracy. Dr. Clark said that we fought iof freedom for small nations, freedom of fellglnn and freedom for the Individ- ''why not for freedom ot tradof' asked. ;