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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION VOLUME xiv. LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY-19, 1921 I NUMBER WET ISSUES Irrigation and Liquor Legisla- tion Are Knotty Problems Before the Howe LIBERALS CAUCUS ON BOTH QUESTIONS (Special'to Herald) EDMONTON, Feb. during last session, tho subject of Irrigation and the bedevilled question of amend- ments to the Ltciuor Act will bo the chief bones of contention in tho pres- ent legislature the way things are shaping up. Though tho session is beginning quietly, certain plans are being shaped in the background which are due to bring about a fierce batile on the subject of the Liquor Act. That prohibition workers sense this and are anitouti, ia evident by their close at- tention to affairs. Robert Pearson, senior overseas representative, of Cal- gary is putting a series of. questions io the government on Tuesday next asking whether the government in- tends to limit the number of pre- scriptions, reduce quantities of liquor aold under tho act or to make any other changes. W. G. Hunt, of Calgary, noted for his prohibition work is organizing to brins pressure to boar on the govern- ment to blockade any attempt to bring about a plebiscite on the gnb- ject of government control tho li- quor traffic..... Mottarationittts Busy Moderation League officials on Sat- 'nrdny gave out following list of re- vised figures of signatures obtained to petitions throughout tho province asking t'iid government to take over completely the sale of liquor Cor ueveraga purposes something on the B.C. plan: EdmoBton city Calgary city Calgary district, tho city Lathbridge city iHjthbrWso district, outside the city MSdlcin, Hat city Modi- Hat district, outside the city In the Edmonton district, tho. officials of the league say that signed up petitions aro begin- ning to pour in from the small towns and villages In this area. Among some of these received Saturday were petitions from Chlpmau bearing 104 signatures, Brudeubcim 130, Innisfail ADVANCE MONEY FOR lETHBRIDGE NORTHERN Farm Survey, Irrigation and District Agents Urged by Farm Conference Tho conference to bo belli in Southern Alberta under the auBjlces ot tho Department of AI- riculturo oeine to an enthaslaitio close at o'clock last evonlnj, That it will result in lasting benc- flt to the agricultural Industry, the business interests and the depart- mental activities ot the govern- ment la certain. Something tangible was done. It wasn't all talk although there va.s plenty of good, frank, tionsible talk, it was u. free iiml easy dis- cussion, an exchange of ideas, a chrystallizing o[ sentiment on the paramount Question conform- ing agriculture in the new era. The conference adopted three resolutions which embody in con- crete fdfni tho wlisnbo cxpvftajed by the various Bpeakers during the day. Tho resolutions are; First, 1'arra that sluce tho solution of the pres- ent economic conditions are vit- ally linked up with tho Agricul- tural Survey thiy conference wluhub to emphasize tho urgent uoed of proceeding with the sur- vey with the utmost dispatch. Second, that this conference respectfully requests the Dominion goreYn- ment and the Alberta Government to push forward with tho utmost expedition all measures towards getting the greatest acreage of land in Southern Alberta under irrigation. Third, District ed, that in the opinion of this con- ference it ia absolutely, necessary for the furtherance ot good farm- ing methods that a thoroughly competent agriculturalist list with live able b6 located at central poiotwiL thu disjrict Bimtu ot Clureaholm Jin Lomond." Theso agents to farnicrs as to tho best methods of farming, how to combat weeds and other pests and otherwise promote community In- terest in betted favapis methods along the of'life county ag- ent system in Canada and United St'ates.- A of three representative! S. Noble, o( Noblcford, A. ;8. of Taber, M. IJ. Mills. were elect- ed to go to Edmonton to present the matter ot district agents be- fore the goveraroent. .Mr. Craig, deputy minister, in answer to a question by Mr. Noble said that ho was heartily iu favor of tho system himseiJ but that it rested wholly with the government which forms the policies. LIKELY POLICY OF GOVERNMENT ON IRRIGATION Scheme of Provincial Aid Outlined in Herald Over a Month Ago Sent Out Again as Feeler Following the Caucus of Government Members Will Have To Be Convinced. I Gen. O'Gowan Will He Aims at Adoption of Home Rule in South Lundbreck Randt Changes Hands THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT The i Hou. N. W. Rowell, continuing de- A. E. CrOSS Of Calgary Purchases'bato on the address, devoted Us at- Knight Ranch With Its Lease (SoecUl to The Hersld'i LUNDBUECK, Feb. E. Cross j of Calgary has purchased the Walter S. Knifbt ranch and cattle. This ranch is considered one of too best ranching properties in the Lund- breck district, one of tho features in regard to this ranch making it such a -valuable property being the several thousand acres of lease which goes with it. Mr.. Cross' other buildings practic- ally join the Knight property on the north, so the new purchase rounds out hia holdings and pnta Mm in POBSGS- sicm of one of the most advantageous ranch propositions in the province. The eiact amount involved in I the deal is not known but it'is understood that it is a tnuuacUbn.' DuriOE the past year the livestock indufitry'of this district and the prov- ince generally have buffered untold losses with the result that many own- ers have become discouraged. But when a man such as Mr. Cross with his reputation as a successful cattle; raiser takes on new and more estou-' sive holdings and more cattle, it ar-' gues well for the future of tho cattle j j tention to the League- of Nations. Other speakers: P. Reufret, St. (James. Montreal; Dr. J. W. Edwards, iFrontenac; J. E. D'Anjou, lUmouskU 10. Turgeon, Gloucester and F. B. tacey, Westminster. I Select standing committees ap-) pointed. Smuts Declares South Africa Is Now Independent A'Nation Within an Hopes Ui''S. Will See it That Way EDMONTON, Feb. is flood reason to believe that the legislature will not give the full guarantee to the Lethbridge North- ern Irrigation District for the Irrigation project that has for the last few months been expected. The government gave out Indirectly on Friday a sort of state- ment, not official in any respect, but regarded as a feeler, that the government might supply the money for the project in full, taking lands as security, tt was also intimated that the government, while taking such action whth the Uethbridge Northern, would, not guar- antee to take any such action with any other irriflaticm project that might be started. The question was brought to the attention of the Liberals at the first caucus meeting of the party on Wednesday. There was considerable objection to the proposal. The northern members are not at all strong for irrigation. They say that the province has just come through one "guarantee bond" trouble and they should not straightaway drive into another. I EX-8EUVICE MEN WILL SUPPORT IT The above plan, if followed, confirms the Herald's "guess" iu a special dispatch from Edinoufon on January 22 that the provincial government would advance the money for the Lelhbrit'ge Northern, taking the district's bonds as security, for tho purpose of establishing that Alberta irrigation bonds aro u safe investment for those desiring to purchase bonds. HUGHES FOR U.S. CABINET Government supporters at a two- JOHANNESBURG, South Airica, hour caucus, decided to enforce attend- Full. 19.-President Wilson -MS pef- ance. No action wsa taken on the "no snadod to tho view that _thc British pair" ruling of the Liberal opposition. Xo sitting of -tho house Saturday. House will assemble on Monday at 3 o'clock. is in reality a small league .of nations, declared Premier Jan Christian Smuts-- the Union of South Airica, iiero yesterday, in ad- in me Sena.. dressing an enthusiastic League, of Third reading given bill providing' Cations demomtration. He expressed In the Senate for revision of a criminal sentence by tho appellate court. Debate on the address continued by fcjer.ator Power. Senator J. A. McDonald took his hope that the United Statos would soon adopt viewpoint, join the league and assist it with all its niisht. The premier said or.e of tho dlfli- seat for tho first timo.. i "iilties the people of.'.he United States The senate adjourned until Tuesday ln studying .tho league was to o'clock. MRS. LLOYD GEORGE HELPS HUBBY IN ELECTION FIGHT i .KM, Brule 1S3, and McLciiWi 53. In----- tho central area, the league officials industry of Alberta, aiy the following totals of signatures y-ere obtained Drumheller 946; Camrose TSl; Olds Lacombe 302; Stratbmore 2fi3; >fanton i23. Tho league officials) maintain that at the rate signatures are coming la tbo mark will easily ba passed by tho timo tho peti- tions are presenter! to the legislaturo. Aid to Irrigation The government is still .it cross purposes on the subject of how mncu aid Khali1 be given to irrigation. This question has ajready boen tho sub- ject of some heated debates to the government caucuses but no under- standing haa arrived at as yet. According to reports, attorney-general J. R. Boyle is having his bands full in attempting to draft u bill which would provide for the government taking over the bonds of tho Lathbrijjge Northern irrigation district, advanc- Mounted Police A Standing Army? the fact that the small nations ot tho i British Empire had a vote, but lie i asserted .that It should be understood i that South Africa's vote was that ot i an Independent state. i what ths United States 'achieved by seven years 01! bloody he continued, "was achieved peacefully by the league for South Africa." j F. S. Cahill of Pontiac j Many Questions Relative to Famous Force j future of mankind, ''came from the I hearts of .'peoples and embodied I spirations borne out of the sufferings i of the late tho premier added. ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. of Charles Evans Hughes of New York, to be sec- j retary of state was definitely an-' nounced today by President-; elect Harding. Mr. Hughes has] accepted. j Murphy Q About Luxury Tax of uting and What Has Be- come of Stamp Perforators OTTAWA. Feb. !JrosB.) as to the operation of tbo Fob. new poll turn', organization to ho culled tho National Cooler Group is tD bo formed !HMV. Its provisional .r-hainuan will bo Gen O'Gowau, who commanded ;i vision in the war. The object of tin- organization, as announced, would bo. to promote candidatures for tbo piir- IJament iu Southern Ireland and to work for the Home Rule Act. with ;L view to Us ultimate adoption, sup- port Is expected from cx-Korvict? uiou. who are organizing _ with a similar purpose. Denounces British Campaign LONDON', Fob. BriuitnV campaign against tho Irish Kepubliv ran movement was ycslor- day >jy Rev. Patrick Joseph Clunc, archbitihop of: Perth, Australia, upou his rc-turu to that city from s a dispatch to tbo London Tinuj-. While visiting in Ireland, Archbishop Cluno look part in unofficial 1 tiona looking to the restoration oC peace between tho British govern- ment and leaders of the Sinn I'Yfun. After declaring the British polk-y I has embittered moderate Irishmen, the archbishop acknowledged that ho El been shown the greatest kindness ui leaders ou both aides and -tie- red that luauy upholders of Gro'it. j Britain's jioUcy had 'felt Mr. Lloyd George was anxious for a solution of the Irish problem. 'Interested ho added. Hurrying Aid To Austrian Republic Allies Making Rapid Progress in Keeping: Central Ni'tion 1 From Bankruptcy luxury tax is being iuatitilled by Hon. Chas. IMurphy in tho commons. Mr. Murpliy wants to know wlion the tax went into operation und. when it to operate. He especially asksi 'tho cost of operating the "have found ri way, however, to trato sueh utihemea by working1 iu high placos." Cold-Blooded Murder CORK, Feb. J9. Seven arraeil men the stamp perforators were pur chased, and what has since become of In another inquiry Mr. Murphy I is asking simile, r questions regarding tho Income tax and business pro- rkloc night urn! taking an inmate, Michaoi Walsh, from his thu yard of tlio, building shot him. body was found with a card reading: "CaushL PARIS, Keb. progress Is ins money on thorn np to 90 percent of par value and holding thorn, until a Buitable opportunity offers to sell them to private investors. Word that the government contemplated this plan lias brought iu a' Hood of pro- tests from other irrigation districts or projected districts which fear that treatment} (Is being given to tho Lethbridg-e Northern.-At any rate the ministers disclaim-em- phatically that any definite decision lias yet been reached on the subject. FINAL ACTION ON OIL REGULATIONS TODAY OTTAWA, Feb. delegation representing tho iTradoa and Labor Congress of Can- 'ada waited on a committee of the cab- inet this morning to discuss with the government the legislative program fiet forth by labor. It is expected that n further discussion will follow at jfhis afternoon's meeting of the cab- inet which ia called for 4 o'clock. An- other matter which, is oipec'ted to eu- iiage the attention oC the ministers Ibis afternoon is the amendments to the oil lease regulations "which have Ticoa suggested. Thesa are expoctoil to 'he finally dealt with this afternoon and to ho ready for signing by the gorer- por-genoral on Monday. MO GENERAL STRIKE OF TORONTO BUILDERS TOHONTO, Feh. tnreaten- strike In tho building trades in this citf petered out lait nigbt when Uie strike o! 100 men at the factory In sympathy with the Mc- Causland company's painterg, who arft on strike, wu decland off ai re- ot the Ortnnell company dnfor- rin( the painting of Itn now factory Bntll onportunlty In glvon to settU paloten' .strike. CARDIGAN, Wales, Feb. Ernnt Evani, cenlltion Liberal, who was aupported by the prime minister, Mr. Lloyd George, has bein elected to the house ef commons over Lltlwyn Williams, Independent Liberal, In ths bye- election held to fill the seat va- cated by Matthew Vaughan- Daviee, who was elevated to the peerage. The vote as announced today was: Evans Will- lams Seventy-seven per cent. of. the electors voted of whom were women. OTTAWA, Feb. Royal j Canadian Mounted Police force is to I I bo the- subject Questions in the i commons next week. F. S. CaUIH. j Pontiac, asks If Commissioner Perry, head of that force, went to England i since the last session of parliament. in company with a late member of the government, and if recruits for the mounted police were eecured ia the British Isles as a result oC Com- missioner Perry's visit; what efforts, LONTDON, Feb. whole Un- ited Kingdom was waiting eagerly to- Member for Alexandra Would Chase Visitors Off Floor of the House (Scediit to the EDMONTON', Feb. Jas. Lowery, opposition member from Alexandra, sprung his motion Friday afternoon iu tho legislature to bar if any, were made to secure men In visitors from the floor of tho IIouso Canada for the positins given to re-i at the opening, ceremonies, a custom .cruita Drought from England. What. which llas been more or less subject was the total cost of Commissioner to abuse according to some members Perry's trip' What was the cost of.ar.d -which Is stoutly defended by bringing recruits to Canada and slat- members. After a somewhat ioning them here? And if there is amusing debute. Mr. Lowery finally any difference between the mounted, withdrew his resolution but announ- day for the returns from the parlia- police force as now constituted and a feed if the practice were followed ho mentary bye-election at Cardigan, standing army? Mr. Cahill asks i get rteht up in the meeting, be- Wales, where c. battle- royal tas been the government to define the differ-j'ore all the distinguished vinitors, and waged to determine Mr. LJoyd ence, if there Is any. I object to speaker conce-oing the pres- George's standing In hia own strbng- Mr. Cahill also asks a number of' ence of strangers on tho floor of tho hold. The candidates, in the polling, which took place Friday, were Captain Ernest coalition Liberal, form- many former Dominion 'aid to the Austrian republic, it is de- clared by the newspaper Eclair. Louis Loucheur, minister of liberated reg- ions, who is directing the negotiations conferred with French bankers on Thursday and with Italian financiers on Friday. Both received tho French suggestions favorably, and Belgian financial circles are also declared to be taking a keen interest in the question. Negotiations- with the British gov- i ernment and London bankers will bo begun next woek by SI. Loucheur, who j Is ueeking to arrange a common ulau of action by tho allies. It is said'that; if united action cannot bo decided! upon, each power can be counted upon to give financial assistance in the j form of credits. i at last. Informers beware." flts tax- Hold up Train J. E. Marcil bas filed a question j BELFAST, Feb.. men with regard to the League or Nations.! bdarded a freight train this morning He iiakH how many persons em- at Uallyhaia Junction, county Cavun and proceeded on it to nearly Bally- haiz, where they held up tbo engineer and searched tho train. Tlic mon ployed by Canada In her representa- tion on the League oC Nations; what aro their respective salaries: and whatJs the total amount Canada is called upon to p_y her representatives on tho fact that SUQ belongs to the league? Dreamfield Claims Oil Showings] throw into tlio river goods'dosttnoil for Belfast aud then rifled tho mails. Kemmis Whip Of Ewingites Only questions regarding tho Dominion pol- ice forco. Ho wants to know how policemen erly the premier's private secretary, have coased theiiMionnoction with tho sponsored by'Mr. Lloyd George, and force since it was merged with the Mr. Williams, independent Liberal, H. N. W. M. P., and how many aro in The election was made necessary by receipt of a monetary allowance. Mr. elevation bt Vanghan Cahill alao aceks from the government Davies, member for Cardigan, and one a statement as to the build- -of tho premier's supporters, to occupied or used for any purpose j by the mounted police which have The election was really a test of'been destroyed or damaged by fire or strength between the premier and otherwisexlurlng the last nine months, tlmso who claim his power is waning and. if investigations were held, into .and who predict the downfall of 'causes of such destruction. Houso. povorninont. Tho situation in the Car- digan district .was BO tense tha't even) Jlrs. Lloyd George felt impelled to! take part in the campaign. I CARUSO WINS IN FIGHT FOR LIFE BUSINESS FAILURES INCREASE 100 PER CEM TORONTO, Feb. total num- ber of failures in Canada reported to K. O. Dun anc! company for the past week la 41 as compared with 1C. for the same week in 1920. By provinces tho record is as follows Nova Scotia 4; Quebec 28; Ontario C; Jlanitoba i: Saskatchewan 2 and Alberta 2. There were none reported from Prince Edward Island, .New Brunswick and liritlflh PROHIBITION MOVE MADE IN DENMARK COPENHAGEN', Feb. bill for prohibiting tho importation. manufacture and sale of ipirlts and NEW YORK, Feb. Caruso's struggle for life which vegan last Tuesday night when he suffered a heart attack, apparent- ly hae been won, Dr. Antonio Stella, his personal physician, (aid todsy. There still Is danger of another relapie, Dr. Stella jddedr but he aacerted he was satisfied with the singer's was confid- ent he would get well. GIFT FROM KING GEORGE TO BRAND WHITLOCK LONDON', Duko o'f York who Is to visit Brussels next week as the king'sprfiprescntatira wii! present Brand Whitlock, tho United States ambassador, with a piece of Selling Gold Bricks Not A Lost Art; Montgomery Merchant Takes Bite MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. IE still possible to sell "gold bricks" in Montgomery, This de- veloped today when known that Sam Katz, a Chandler street merchant, had Interested himself to the extent of in a bar of yellow metal that later proved to be a finely-polished chunk of brass. Katz explained hie Investment as due to "too much confidence in two smooth strangers." VICEROY OF INDIA'S TRAIN IS HELD UP LONDON, Fob. 19.. Rapcrts from Allahabad, India, that a train in which Baron Chclmsford, viceroy of India, was travelling from. Delhi to Calcutta been hold up by extremists were officially denied hero today. It wan tiald tho viceroy had been compelled to return to Delhi. trone wines was introduced In the sliver plate as a gift from the king RiKdag roltcrday.hy the prohibition and queen. The gift is a token of. group. One newspaper Inn meti- appreciation tfct services whlifc I uro to bn and' this Whiting Hre-l-ired to Hritiah mar cause a ministerial crisis. dents of BolcttM tannc the wan i PRINCE HENRY THROWN FROM HORSE, IS HURT LONDON, Feb. hunt- Ing yetterday at Aldenhot, Prince Henry, third ton of King George wit thrown from hit tone. He wm taken ttf hMfltal there, but hai Been rem6v- The prince ef 13th HuMurt, __ Britain WiD Not Sell West Indies! U. S..Senator's Suggestion Re- ceives Scant Attention from Foreign Office LONfDONT, Feb. foreign oC-! flee today announced tbat the atti- tude of tho government with regard: to HUggestloos that Britain turn tho Brltiali West Indies to the United Statoa in return for cancellation of i war debts, bad not changed from that of a year ago. at which timo the j prime minister, Mr. Lloyd George, vie- j clared Britain had not the Flighted j intention of bartering, or eolliug any! part of the West Indies. This {statement was niado in com- j nicnting resolution introduced in the United Stateii eeiiato yesterday j by Senator Jamnif A. Heed of Mia-! souri, concerning possible ncyotin- tiona for such un CAchange of thu Britlwh West Indioa for the wiping out UL Drlt.an's debt to tlio Uuited Stales. A further unofficial report from tho Draamltcld oil well Xo. '1, youth ot Foremost, stateu that tho well Is now down 90 feet and drilling in hard rock. Officials oC the company have authorized the statement that between tho 700 and SOU foot levels good oil shotr- ingri were, secured, with a small flow, but not sufficient to take into consideration. However, the out- look is considered by them to bo highly encouraging and much is looked for when the strata cf hard rbclc now being drilled if) pierced. Justice Newlands Is New ueut-Gov. Of Saskatchewan OTTAWA, Feb. Justice Newlands of the supreme court of Saskat- chewan, who ha.-, been appointed lieutenant-governor of Saskatche- wan ts succeed Sir Richard Lake, whose term has expired has been formally sworn in before the gov- it was announced this morning. Farmers' Movement in West] URGES INVESTIGATION Merely a Fad and Is Dving! Out, Says Hon. Bob TORONTO, 4tb. Rob- ert Rogers who was in this ctty ywtcrday, characterized the Un. itcd; Farmer movement as a Th< westerner, he said hid little ftar of the permanency of the farmtr movement. It was weiring out its welcome on the pnlrlee. Mid Hon. Mr. Rogers. and In Ontario was due fact that it was new. OF CANADA'S SUPPLY OF FUEL FOR FUTURE OTTAWA, Kch. PrcsD.) appointment of a com- mitlcG of tho hoiiso of commons to iurcsMgato the fuluro fuel supply ot Canada and roport thorcon ia to wgorl upon tho house by t'r. Michael Steclo, South Perth, Dr. Stcclc would have the committee givoii full power to rail Jfor rill personal papers and rooordH and oxnmino witnesses under oath and report from timo to time. i Makes Statement in Hou.sc Which Shows Plainly Op- position Split is Heal CSpocial to tlio Herald j" EDMONTON, Atta., Feb. Making it clear that the regroup- ing of the opposition members In two separate camps means busi- ness, and that there will be no joint "organization of the J. H. W.S. Kemmis, opposition mem- ber for Plncher Creek, on Friday rose in the House to emphasize the point that he has been chosen whip for that group headed by A. F. Ewing, West Edmonton, and not for both sides. Mr. Kemmis took exception to a newspaper item to the effect that he would be whip for ths "en- tire opposition." "I just want to correct that." he told the House, "by saying that I have been chosen to act !n the office of whip by the members who sit behind Mr. Ewing and I will act In that capacity for them only." Mi'. Ewing is still unable to at- tend the sessions on account of illness but is expected to be in the House Monday. The other group has definitely decided to select no leader, though George Hoadley of Oko- toks, a former leader, is showing considerable activity in putting questions for the Government to answer, on the order paper, C. O. Cunningham, opposition been ill, arrived in the House Friday aftfcrnoon and took hlR seat among the group headed by Mr. Ewing. .5.