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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. FOURTEEN PAGES LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1920 'FOURTEEN PAGES NUMBER 60 LLOYD GEORGE NOW IN FAVOR MAKING PEACE WITH THE 30LSHEVIK1 Premier Nitti, of Ilaly, Supports Him in Plan to Opeji Nego Undecided Till Millerand Heard From Cabinet Splits Over Proposal to Leave Turks in Constantinople. (By Canadian Leased PARIS, Feb. Premier Lloyd Is In favor of opening' peace negotiations with Ruwla, through Maxim Llrvlnoff, Bol- 'ahevlk representative In Copenhagen, and.Is supported by Premier Nltli of Italy, according to the'Echo Paris. Paul and Phlfippe Berthelot, members of ths French delegation >t the meeting of the supreme allied council In London, have no authority to enter into such a proposal and Premier Millerand been recalled to London. Differences Over Turkey LONDON, Feb. Very sharp, dif- ferences of opinions as lo leaving the Turks in possession of Constantinople arisen'between members ot the Uiitjsh Ihe Dally Mail, which Says the position of the government In. tbla matter is "In no V-ISGJ easy, although it would inac- curale to say-there Is a Earl Citrzori, secretary of slato for foreign some of (ho Union- ist ministers', strongly support plans formulated by the supreme allied coun- ril.-but in the cabinet al- most without exception' OPPOEO the pro- jected :lt Is staled final decision will be reached on. Monday, and it a majority ot the cabinet op- jpse the' plans the council.; may be 3.sked 'to reconsider its decision, the newspaper Appease Moslems Letti to Negotiate LONDON, Feb. Lettish Korernment has decided to open peace negotiations wttli the Russian Bolshe- vikl, In conjunction, If .possible, with Finland, Poland and .Lithuania, ac cording to a statement is'sued by thi Lettish legation hero. Invitation have been extended to Finland, Po land and Lithuania to Bend specla representatives to a conference whlcl will bo held Boon, said. New Leader of the Opposition The Herald) !Um- .iay, wfio was chosen leader ol Ihe- op- position for tbo present session ot ho Alberta legislature Thursday, Is _. of the best known business iaeri n northern Alherta, being the presi- dent of James Hamsey, Limited, the argesl department tsore in Edmonton and otin uf the biggest iu the We.-l. is also 'president of Ihe Edmonton Stockyaids. Mr. Ramsay was born April 4, 1S64.1 iu the county of Lapeer, Michigan, in] -what was then ihe wilderness, now tho site- of the town of Irnla City. Mich, parents, John Hatneav and Agnes Da; Id son Ramsay, were iiolli native's of Scotland, residing-for a short tlfflu In Slichlgan before moving to On- Lnrio. The new leader ol the Albert.-. Op- position was educated in tba public schools of Oxford county, Ontario, and afterwards entered a general slcro at Plaltsville, Out., where he was cit-- gaged from lS7i to 1884. He later in; creased.his merchandising knowledge in stores in Toronto. Montreal; New York, aud Quolph, Out., previous .to coming to Edmonton in 1911 where ho rounded (ho store which baa grown into one ot the big .institutions oE that city. Has Wide Experience Mr. Ramsay served as. an alderman in tbe'Edmouton council for tbe 1915- 1910 term and he Is also an dent of tho Kdmonton Board 'of Trade. In politics Mr. Ramsay is Conserve- Long Dry SpeflFor T i rio That is These "Dry" Foe Are Enacted EIGHT-CHANGES ARE ASKED TOKONTO, Feb. '.SO.-rAmong tbe changes Ih4 Ontario Tem- perance-Act urgedVyesCerday by Premier Drury by (he temperance delegation were tbe following: All liquor. n prescribed amount noV lii.tni. custody ot any person in the province of Ontario In a private-house or elsewhere, to be registered and taxed. Limit tbo holding of liquor in a private house-BO. as .to exclude' tho serving of .liquor at banquets, receptions and functions, contrary to the spirlfof'the law. Limit -.the amount of liquor which may be; supplied upon a doctor's certificate or kept in it doctor's-possession; liquor pre-, scribed or supplied for external uses to be non-polsllo liquor. Pro- vide prescription .blanks with ser- .Vorihern Provincial .Conservative As- ial numTwrs w th slub m pads of ...t.tinn iia been especially ac- a convenient sue snail ttis- Huns Prepare For Trial of War Criminals LONDON, Feb. German government ruining preparations to try Germane accused of viola- tions of the laws of exam- ination of witnesses arguments will begin next week, according to a Berlin to the Central News. Pleading! will open before the Leipzig court within the next month, It Rtsulte of Conference peared today when It was announced arrangements-had been msdo to pub- lish officially' throughout India the allied decision .that, the snUiyi remain in Constantinople. Opposition imons Indian Moslems to the removal at .ths head'of from tho spiritual capilal has given cause for considerable anxiety. Cost of Forces In Turkey S. Ls Again Urged to Com'e in LONDON', Feb. a message to tho London Un- ion, Leon Bourgeois ot France, French of Nat- ions council "Frahce; Islwell sociatlon. H_ live in ail the clvlo Ed- monton and that district, having been chairman of tho Northern Alberta.Vic- i tory Loan committee for each of the three 'issues of'the big loans: which were floated; Is president of! the Red Cross and ot the Ed- monton exhibition board, also a mem-. ber and vice-chairman ot the board of j governors of Alberta .University, a member ot tho Rotary Club and the j Edmonton Club. He married Clara Alice Reynolds at j Platisvilie, Out, Oct; 1, 1SS4, and Ihe tinctly state the for which tho Hnuor'is' how it boused. Limit Ihe- number of prescript- ions that a person may have filled in a. given Repeal of the act allow "the; sale of native wine for purposes. Provide, that no. person shall keep or have'liquor In his house belongins to. another person. Give 'to mafclitrates option of imprlEonment asjwell as -fine fov j in ua i luc, w-'- j-t couple have one son nnd two daugh- ilrst offenses. ters The Thomas Amend the act] forb.ddtng i us, en a Jtbrces -In OUclnan tcrrilory amounted lo no, aOI pounds slerllug. -KaijPUn for Peace Keb. ;oEenii Pil- imtskl, PoHsh chief ot staff, is pre- plan to be submitted shortly to the allies for making peace with Russia, according to a Warsaw dis- patch to the Matin. Gen. Pilsudski i included progranr.wete ' that. several under discus- sion." call financial conference, M.- Bourgeois is (noted as saying he bad no fear cf Bolshevik propaganda, adding that "iuimune" to such efforts by soviet agents. Lloyd George Answers Ques- Support Polish Offensive on Russia "We confer- ence, although we appreciate all the difficulties "of! the undertaking. Per- haps so darlns; si proposal-inay have a salutary, effect on public opinion in the United .The American people will see'-they cannot remain lems. Their representatives will, we called upon to deal with great prob- lems. Thier representatives will, we, come to-tako ...the place which is always reserved for them in thc league organization.'! BULLETINS ARCTIC EXPLORER DEAD M.C., served in France with thc 19tn Battalion. In religion Mr. Ramsay 13 a Jletbo- dist. _ advertising liquor so. as to prevent present MEW-YANK SHELL IS AWONDER WASHINGTON. Feb. ing Its way through more than 13 inches of armor belt dieoi, a 1G- inch projectile produced at'the new naval ordnance plant at South Charleston, West Virginia, the third shell fired out of a test group of five, met overy requirement in a test yeslerday at the Indian Head, Maryland, proving ground and did .what the naval officers claim to be. a record in shelPdi- rsctions. The projectile, which pounds, against tho 1.400 pounds of tho 14-inch shefl, will ho 'turned out ic the South Charleston plant for the 16-inch guns of the dreadnought style ships under construction. Two of the ships, tho: Maryland and the Colorado, will ho launched in the' Independent MAJOR EATON SPEAKS STRONGLY IN FAVOR OF IRRIGATION PLANS Soldier- Member Takes Issue With R. B. McCallum, Who Moved Speech From Throne and Advises Government to Slow in Irrigation Support- er Rather Critical Throughout Liquor Act Enforcement Comes in for Attention. rScecU! In The lleraW EDMONTON. Feb. Me- Calluui, governnient member from VegreviHe, delivered a somewhat un- usual speech in the liouao today in moving tho speech front the throne, and, in turn, was subjected to a some- what unusual interruption from his own side, when Hon. 0. W. Cross, of F.dson, former attorney-general, term- ed some ot Mr. McCallum's remarks regarding selfishness in the church as "insulting." The member from Yegrc- ville apparently liad a pick on mod- H.C.L.Wins Hands Down PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT; "-'OF AUBAKlA-pVERTHROWN'l R05IB. Fob. v Kiamil El Baisanh, an Albanian- leader, and the Bishop of Scutari, have proclaimed the :fall of the provisional government and de- clared themselves regents of the Al- banian throne, according; 'to the Tempo, which asserts this- act .was taken after an unsuccessful attempt hid been made by a large force of Al- banians to capture Durafzo. Mr. Justice Metcalfe-Hints That Andrews and Bonnar Might Settle Differences- Outside LONDOJv, -Feb. bye-elec- tion for members of the house of com- mons for tbe division of Shrop- shire, recently- in .Urn election of Charles Palmer, Independ- ent, by 638 plurality over Charles Dun- can, the Labor candidate, it was an- nouriced today. John Bayley, Coali- lion-Liberal, was third in Ihe polling. 'The vote stood: Dun- can, and Bayley, At the last election Sir Charles Henry, Coalition-Liberal, was return- ed unopposed. Sir Charlies died last December. (By Canadian Tress Leased LONDON. Fob. reports of experts on the channel tunnel scheme tire being considered, E5ld Lloyd George in answering a number 01 questions In the House. In the future, the government states, there will he some organized cele- bration on Empire Day. The government has made it clear that they would not support an offen- sive by Polish forces In Russian terri- tory. The Irish secretary staled in the house that an Irish filderman and 11 councillors wcro in prison. The lonl mayor of Dublin had been released. Tho war emergency continuance 'bill was debated on tho reports and T-'Ill be further considered next T day. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. RearAdmiral Robert E. Feary died at his home here today from pernicious anae'mFa. LIVERPOOL EDITOR DIES LIVERPOOL, Feb. Rusiell (Edward Richard Rus- long-editor of the .Liverpool Post, is dead at his home in this city. Will Ask Him Politely Whether He Prefers.Doorn or Indies TUB HAGUE, Feb. an- the open- Ing o! the morning session of the trial of the seven accused strike.leaders A. i Andrews, K. C., crown counsel, pro- posed to read lha evidence of Main Johnson, Toronto newspaperman, who told of nn 'Interview with labor lead- ers afthe time ot the strike, at the preliminary trial. An affidavit was produced to show that Johnson was ill rtnd unable to come. R. A. Bonnar, K. C., defense coun- sel, objected, and Justice Jlelcalfe swerlng the last allied note respecting Wy to OTTAWA, Feb. The gen- eral Impression that the cost of living is climbing rapidly yilli every day that passes, is confirm- ed in the- statistics published iu the Labor Gazette for January. Grains, flour, bread, meats, live- stock, potatoes, fish, textile's, hides, metals, lumber and raw furs are specifically mentioned in tile Gazette ris more- expensive to- ilay thnn fliey were ou December ai last. The cost of a food -budget for the average family is -with-' (JH.1S- in in 1319, and iu-JanuaryylM-1. Opposition Handg Out State- ment About Appointment of pJewLeadtr Three Hour Siege on Were Thrown tSprclal 10 the EDMONTON, Feb. formal statement to the effect that the np- i polntment of James. Ramsey, member I for 'East Edmonton, as temporary i leader of the opposition In place of Traleel of Okotoks, who has served In that capacity for the last era civilization, as he flared about everything-in. it, from }19 Eilk ztock- ngs lo popular hypocrisy in "prohi- bition." Mr. .McCalium also told the members.on his own side llally that unless tho government came through with some telephones for his constit- uency at this session they might be without a supporter from that district at tho next session. ho added, "if they are not short a supporter at the next teuton they will be short a member .from that district after the next election." Loud opposition applause and laugh- ter greeted this frankness. Eaton Strong Irrigation Supporter Aside from the unusual nature ot Mr. McCallum's remarks, and applause from both Bides which greeted the en- trance into the house of the new oppo- sitlon leader, James Ramsey, tbe first business session of tbe house was soinewhat colorless. Major H. B. Eaton, who made the seconding speech, look issue 'with Mr. McCallum on EOiue ot the latter's remarks iu cautioning tke government to go slow- ly In giving any largo financial aid ttf irrigation projects. Mr. McCallum' had said that in his district they had not had a crop failure for 27 years, thereby Inferring that thc people of the south ought to move up where the land is flowing with milk and honey. Little Financial Risk Major Eaton gently pointed out to his brother member that the. Prince of Wales, In selecting a lo- cation in Alberta had chosen .the 1 south, and urged Mr. McCailum to come down and see the country. If he did so, no doubt he would- agree with the Prince that the finest part of the Empire. for aid to i people, who lived in the. southern pert of province and the reiulte'from. It did nol believe there wjs any financial risk; they had absolute faith In irrigation when the projects we're proper- ly undertaken. The Liquor I Mr. McCalJum's remarks.on the sub ject. of the Liquor Act were of. con- siderable Interest as forecasting some intention of thy government to deal with this vexing problem. After marking that he heard much comment on tho liquor situation, very litlle of it favorable, and pointing out the, numerous divergent opinions from- those who wanted lo go back lo tho. i two yenrs was effected to avoid "mis- conception." was given out Friday j night by tbo opposition. The state- ment emphasizes the point that Mr. Feb. and mill- 1 Hoadley's appointment was temporary lary forces made a number of raids and, referring to Jlr. Ramsey as on houses occupied by Sinn p'cinera "house icifder" states his appointment old regime td those who wanted "hope; dry" prohibition, Mr, cceded to declare that the present' itato enforcement of the Liquor Act vas due to the peoplo themselves, "The majority who are supporting he Liquor he declared, "think it; should be applied' stringently to every-. one except themselves." Ixiud ap- plause from tlio whole house greeted his sally. UNIVERSAL MILITARY FOR U.S. Peeled fo assnrc itself that the gilve evidence re- falser Is willlne to settle down for the strike. A mo Doom, anil not disturb trom -E j. McMurray, defense world's peace. While, on answering m cross examination 'hat the original demand for extradition, lhat-a 1va5 a strollg C0mblno of bakers tho Dutch government acted wllbout 1 a battle betweeT cnnauUIng the ex-kaiser. In any way, j witlicss. Mr. McMurrsy ami a different course may be pursued in j Mf Indignantly making 11 arrests. Among those who were taken into custody were a small- boy and n former sol- dier, who fought four years in FrJnce. I Iho present Instance. WASHINGTON, Feb. principle of military training as a part oj the nation's future military policy was ap- proved today by'the house mili- tary committee by a vote of 11 to 9. WORO8ETZ' PAL CONVICTED 1'IHNCB ALIiURT, Saak, Kcb, 20. Shercmata, hired man for George Wornbetz, the ringleader In the frauds perpetrated on tho Progressive Farmers' Klovator, was j-p.sterday fountl guilty of theft in this connection niui remanded until 1 o'clock (his afternoon lo be scnlenced along wllh Worobetz. Mike Oalynick, a farmer, is now OB trial on similar charges. fr "LIAR6" TRY TO WRECK BRITISH-YANK FRIENDSHIP TORONTO, Feb. liar Is abroad in-Ihe world to wreck tho solidarity of Anglo- Saxon-Celtic declared John A. Stewart, head of the Sulgrave Institute, New York Clly, In an address to the Em- pirc Club here yesterday. Mr. Stewart asserted that organlza- lions controlling newspapers and newspaper men were color- Ing the news lo misrepresent truths with a view to creating misunderstandings between the Americans and 4 t ff t 'i Jt ft BOLSKIES TAKE ARCHANGEL Inled the chnrgc. 'Justice de- Jietcalfa Holland will undoubtelly reply thallbroke in lo _SUggest that there was no sha is willing to guard William of, tnat the men struck because Hohcnr.ollerr. closely at Doom snd was a conlMnation of .bakers, cept responsibility for preventing i thai the defense must not danger to Iho world's peace, but Its arpimont on sympathy, probably will be necessary lo.tonsultj .At one polnt ln S1lo cross-eiamlna- the exile before replying. No jiprf Bonnar ohjeclCtl to some ol the questions In behalf of his client brought forth the remark from culty Is anticipated i plying. in this connection as the ex-knlscr Is reported to ho i ready to accept Doom as a h.tven for: jtclcalfe, "What is tho mat tho rest of his Ufa.________ tcr fellows, Does Mr. Bon I nar represent tbe Labor party 'am LONDON, Feb. forces have captured Archangel, on the White Sea, according to a wlretns dispatch from Moscow today. The "whites" abandoned the town and the troops Joined the Bolfthevlkl, thc message de- clares. The advices to the British war office on the North Russian situ- ation were that on February 8 the t Red forces -were 70 miles south of Archangel, Bolshevik! pcxiesilon would mean a material weakening of the Dvini line, GIRLS RAN HOME; THOUGHT MISSING NEWCASTLE, ft., Feb. 20.-. Tores gtrls'wars'Injurtd and three small buildings Of the Ccntl Pow- der company were burned here today, following an explosion of fireworks caused when a stove was upset in one of the buildings and fire spread to the others. The loss U estimated at Six girls ran home after the ex- plosion and it was at first re- ported that they had been killed1. The Injured employees were burn- ed the fate jftieJ-arrni. PRINCE LKAVES MAR. 8 VIA PANAMA ON HIS VISIT TO ANTIPODES Mr. McMurray the Mr. Bonnar replied: "That's it." Mr. Bonnar then began to cross examine witness, nnd A. J. Andrews opened .1 firo of objections. Crowt nnd defense counsel exchanged rfi- LONUON, Fnli. 1'rliico ot nmrke until Judge Melcalfe oltcred lo A Rebel Raid TRALEE, County Kerry, Feb. n three-hour siege, iu which hand grenades, rifles and re- volvers were freely used, nn attack on police barracks, by armed raiders, Is for thc present session only. Incidentally, at, tho caucus at which Mr. Ramsey was elected, Col..Nelson Spencer of was named was repulsed hero yesterday. One police officer was wounded nnd it IE believed threo raiders wore struck by bullels. The raiders made extensive prepay- Chief Opposition Whip, .and Fred Ireland, Davis, Glelchen, assistant opposition whip. Tho whip last session was Major James Lowery of Alexandra. The formal slatement snya that "aa Mr. Hoadley had acted during the post two sessions, and as the present oppolntmcnt -.vaa purely temporary, It was thought advisable In order to avoid misconceptions, that a new hwisu leader should be appointed. The ------......_ atlons for the attack, having blocked j meeting therefore selected i..r. James all roads leading lo Trnlee with fallen Ramsey, .member for Bast. Edmonton trees and barricades, and having dug deep trenches to chock the approach ot nhlitary motor lorries. Telegraph and telephone wires wero cut over ft redtus of 15 miles about this place. One end of thc barracks was demolished -by tho explosion of a bomb. Tank la Used DUBLIN, Fob. a tank and to undertake these duties. It-wag un derstood and agreed that cuch.iuesn ber should be free and nntrarmnelled In his public utterances nnd action." SASKATOON'S SUILD1NG PROGRAM 'SASKATOON, Susk., Feb. katoon's .building program this year Wales; will leave on his trip to Antipodes on March S, on which date his ship, tho dreadnought Renown, will devmrt from Portsmouth. accord- Ins to thf. official illnernry given out today. He will arrive at Barbados on March 15 and Colon on March 23. The next day will he occupied In pass- ing through Ihe Panama canal and (hen the Renown will turn northward, touching at San Diego, on March 31. From this point tbo trip across the Pacific will be begun and the sched- ule for reaching Honolulu on April 6, the Fiji Islands on Apri! 13 find Auckland on April 17. the I giro them five minutes I laic leave the court and settle 0. B, U, VOTES TO 'PEG DEFENSE FUND WINNIPEG, Feb. unit of the One Big Union at Us held the labor temple last j night decided to donatd to the 'defense fund of tho labor loaders on Irial In Winnipeg, In winch lo the matter. A number of members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, were called and gave evidence regarding Iho riot of ,lune 21. THIS MAN WAS TOO MUCFJ MARRIED; IS SENT DOWN FOR TWO YEARS two armored cars the military today I will aggregate more than two millions, carried out a raid near Oriiflon street, j according lo cslimnles made by tbe where they are reported lo have made city engineer's office. 'several arrests. The raid followed early morning fights between civilians and police In which n constable was killed nnd anolher constable and a civilian were wounded, and several persons arrested. GOVERNOR-GENERAL DEPLORES UNREST IN CANADA WORl-1) TOflONTO, Feb. Mat- thews, who had a wife and cMl MONTREAL, Feb. Canad- ian at the .Unlver- when he married iiannah Bciiot- sity Club last night, HI? excellency field, a widow with two children; last j the Duke ot Devonshire touched upon December, was sentenced yesterday fo the penitentiary at Kingston for two years. The widow states that she Iiarl first met 'Matthews In Prospect Cemetery while she wan decorating her husband's grave. Matthews pointed out lo her the grave of bis wife, she stated, The first wife testified that Mat- thowa had not contributed toward her tor seven years. the grave slluatlon that faces the Dominion today with labor difficulties snd the general unrest Incident to Iho reconstruction period after tho .war. He added that Ihe universities would have to take a leading part in guiding the public. A address was also given by Lord Shaughnessy, who his excellency as an honorao1 member of the tjr.iverslty SHARP f-HACTiOii BY CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS CALGARY, Feb. Her- ald today says: Persistent rumor throughout the wect couples Canadian mltiu- facturers with bit of sharp prac- tice which, if they are jullty of It, calls for speedy action by the board of commerce. Owing to depreciation of the Canadian dollar across the border thire is a general In tlii prices, of American-made goods aold In the Canadian market. The rumor circulating has it that man- ufacturers of, similar lines of goods In Canada are advancing prices In line with advances on American goods with no mate cause. Is there any truth In the. rumor, and If there Is, what does 'the board of commerce nboiit It? Former Western Farmer Leader Has Some Friends in Court OTTAWA. Feb. Canadian members arriving for thc opening of the session next week declare that some very interest- ing discussions aro ahead when Ihfc larlfi oueslion comes under debate. Some members openly declnru that, the Manitoba farmers look nn unreas- onable attitude when they dethroned II. C. Henders, for many years'presi- dent of the 'Manitoba Grain Growers'. Association. Friends of Mr. Benders are intent upon asking why ho WAn not naked to bo present at the recent convention in Brandon, staling tlmt .Mr. Hendcro was refused a hearing by thc executive. This, it Is said, been denied by executive members. At any rale the feeling among the men already here Is that Mr..Henders will bo the centre of interest In wha1 promises to bo an open batlle between western farmer representatives. ONLY MINOR CLASHES LONDOX, Feb, ap- pearing In the German press.regard- ing clashes between troops and lans In Upper Silesia are Inaccurate and "probably the result ol German according to official re- ports to the British government. There have been one or twb minor'InflldenU but reports of. serious trouble'are un- founded, It h isterled. ;