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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X1H. SIXTEEN PAGES LCTHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, SATl'WUY, FKBHUAUY 21, 1920 SIXTliKX i'AC.RS XfMBEH 61 PROVINCE WILL GUARANTEE FINANCES OF LETHBRIDGE NORJil. IRRIGATION SCHEME U.S. Note Is Not Harsh 1'hat is Indicated from Wash- in it to Render Situation Acute AMBASSADOR DAVIS EXPLAINS EVENTS WASHINGTON, Feb. President reply to the note of the allied premiers on the Adriatic question almost, ready for dispatch, officials here have let it.be known that they do not re- gard the situation as acute nor do they expect that the negotiations will t.ikc such a turn that the Un- ited States fee forced to consider whether It'could become a party to the treaty of Versail- les. The'reply may go forward to- day. Acting Secretary Polk will send it to the White House .for final'approval, after which it will be coded for transmission. Ambassador Davis Explains PARIS, Feb. W. Davis, United .Stales ambassador to Urcai Britain, last night spoke In London of certain, instructions he hail from President Wilson, although tho presi- dent's note to the. supremo council has not yet arrived in London, says Pertlnax, political'cdRor the Echo tie Paris. "In order to properly follow the 'course of he writes, "It haa said that the note received by Spending Irrigation If Security Good, It Is Justified _ Leader Ramsay Goes on Record (Special to The Herald} KDJlONTOJvV thc iirst formal of James Hamsay, the new house leader of the opposition in the legislature, inado iu the house today, Mr. Dainsay made the frank avow.il that members of thc opposition were free to follow their own ideas. "Anything I may say lie said, "or what I think, I want it understood is not tolbe fakcu lor what those behind me think. 1 aiiuioi inclined to have anjone.boimel by what 1 say or think." Oil the subject on.rrignt-ion, Mr. Ramsay Enid that it was entirely a question of wisdom in requiring the proper security, that the prov- ince could sjjeud money almost without end If assured that the proper- tics were properly developed and the money rightly expended. HP. re- ferred tOjhis having sceu wonderful crops on the irrigated around Lethbridge. .N "If it eosis ?10 a year per acre to irrigate he said, "and lhat land will produce a crop instead of a one, then it i; good business to spend the Premier Stewart Outlines Plan for Interest Assurance in 192Q I CAN'T STAND PROHIBITION OBXEVA, Feb. I 5ands of Poles, Czechs and I Jugo-Slavs aro here, returning I -I; from the United States large- iv ly because they cannot stand I prohibition, The refugees are well Bupplied with mousy. BULLETINS SPANISH MINJSTRY QUITS Government Will State Its Position onliquor Act Soon Premier Stewart Mentions Criticism of Act in His Speech on Throne Not So Bad As Some People Would Have One Believe, He Says. Spin- Ijh mlnirtry resigned today. ADMIRAL HORTHY IS HUNGARIAN REGENT BASEL. Feb. Nlch- olaB Horthy, 'cprnmandeMn-chlef .of the is report- ed to have been-named regent of Hungary by the' national assem- bly. Leader of Govsrnment Says Scheme Entirely Feasible and N Use in Submit Legislation to'House Cover- ing Projects Must Be Dealt With on Own to Get Dominion Gov- ernment Accept Bonds of Lethbridge Northern at Par. (Special to The Herald) EDMONTON, Feb. brief the govern- ment's plan for extending financial aid to irrigation projects 1 in Alberta, at least in so far as the Lethbridge Northern Pro- j ject is concerned, was giten to the House today by Premier Chas. Stewart iiyi lengthy address dealing with irrigation. railways, the drought situation, party versus group orgamza- lion, and numerous other subjects. Franchise arid Naval Defense Two Controversial Measures Said to be Forecasted in thc Speech From Throne 1 IS FUTURE OF UNION GOVERNMENT? (Special to The Hera'.fl) EDMONTON, Feb. re Anferlcan' ambassador to tended 'of tlio supreme, co'un- tlons, and of the druggists. In a s eral ivay I do not believe tlse 'condi-. i lions are what some people would Premier Charles Stewart us With va Uons, I believe, the prescriptions aro carrj'ing out their duties iu a'reason- able.way In view of the immense sponsibllity put upon them by amend- slowart toW 0( reprMentatlvea o( the rer cil fn this city lasl Month, a-nd In ho "gerriceJLeefeue asking stricter name ol Ins government, expres ed Illbilion n'd by representatives of formal reservations in regard to the i the Moderation deinand sent to Belgrade on January, M 20. On this occasion, speaking.as much -Jn regard to Turkey as drlatic, he said: "You are id between the lie we have not had time to con- y what measures we'will take, much too far and too last. President bu, ct to a-RVe 3tatRmeni ot our ril of tato of a, thc Wilson cannot fbllcff you.' Earl 7.on then drfated his note, which was1 Intended Mr. Wilson's assure him that the greatest deference j %vonKI be shown his views and that .Ambassador Wallace would be kept fuHy Informed." "Apparently, after three weeks of patient waiting, President Wilson felt (hat those soft words would not be enough. It can thus be seen the iiotoi 13 was not a bolt fromj the blue. Knowledge'of certain facts also throws light on Mr. Wilson's probable1 respecting Tqrklsli af- fairs. In October the American presi- dent formally asked tho peace confer- ence to postpone drafting the Turkish treaty until spring. Tie hoped, If thc conference agreed lo his demand, lo he able to Join In tho task. "Rapid developments In tile Near TORONTO, Fob. Metho-j Eastern situation, tll Canada lias set 000 as (heir new objective in the ler-Cluircli campaign which Mr. Wilson will ments to tho liquor Act." Hero the premier recited a brief tory of these .amendments and their effect iu placing the responsibility on physicians of giving prescriptions for liquor when the interprovincial trade sanctioned under the original act was banned hy Ihe federal war orders-in- council. The people had .voted tor thc keeping of iitiiior on private prem- ises but at one strike this permission had been cnt'off. I Copy of. Corrapondence Be- two en Sir Geo. Foster and Mr. MxArthur Will yjShow It -IRurtW. lO'-SlH: Hortlj) EDMONTON, Ff !er Charles StewaftwfiHay on thc in the Monday, corres- pondence betwem Sir George Fos- ter, Acting. Premier of Canada, s. and J. D. MicArthur of the E. D. B. C. Railway, indicating the federal government Is prepar- ed to take ovtr.the E. D. t C. The Premier was reluctant to ale- cuss theVjojeet this morning, blit under questioning admitted that the implication in a letter, wrH- ten by Sir George Foster about_ "ten days ago to Mr. was that the-, federal government take over the railway in Nor- thern Alberta. Such a decision by tht Federal Government, ofK course requires the entforsationpof parliament, and wait upon the aesemb- bllng of that body, which will take place before the adjourn- ment of cession of the house. Briefly, as foretold some days go in the Herald.-the OTTAWA, Feb. Canadian government proposed to ask the legislature to set up a fund, probably 'about which can be used, in case an cabinet, official trustee should be installed in a project, to pay interest on bonds and provide necessary improvements until the project is a success. The premier said it was hoped to induce the Dominion government to accept the bonds at par, that this outlined scheme was only in the rough, and that further details woulcj'be supplied later, that'll applied only to the Lethbridge Northern project, and that each irrigation 1 f -.1 1 1 ,t 1 1_ !_ L_ before the legislature .would have-to be judged on its merits and dealt with that the various schemes for which water was available in Alberta would involve a total estimated outlay of of which is the estimate of cost for the Lethbridge Northern, and that'the report of the irrigation expert em- ployed by the provincial government to check over the Lelh- briuge Northern' project disclosed its feasibility, that there would be sufficient water, and the only question involved was, cost.' A decision, he inferred, would be left to the legisla- ture. Us outline of the govern- legisiailve for thc i of parliament which opens on Thuruday, as-is the usual custom, wiii- not be wade public until the opening- lay. But so far as can bo ascertain- franchise bill and possibly a navnl defense bill are the only mea.'- yres forecasted in the speech from, the throne which are likely to arouse controversy. 15 rather in its significance on jolitical situation that, the sea- alon will arouse special interest. The future of the TJnion government, iu leadership and Ihe. formulation'of .it: wide c( lit the po are the questions mo'st' under dlscnssion by the advance guard. Methodists Have Four Million, Foreigner Given a Bad Gash in After Now After (he Neck Belleviie Loses 's Good Citizen compliance his views and wishes. It by no inean9-follow3, therefore, that Mr. Wilson will ratify all that has elaborated without him. In one nf the last meetings of (ho supreme council it was decided that before tho treaty was communicated to the Turks it would be'submitted for approval to 'our grcr.t associates.' "What will heMo? In whatever way- one looks at It, the work done in Downing Street seemed more or less as a word from across tho Atlantic may reduce to nothing tho important conversations that have been going on. The arrival ot 1'reni- ierv Miller-anil in London, Sunday will mark a decisive moment.' NEW B. C, CUSTOMS PORTS OTTAWA, Feb. Renfrew and Qualsino have been sanctioned as customs and warehousing portR for British Columbia. ler-Churcli campaign going on. though lite national rvir Own DBLLCTliE, Feb. board o[ health closed Ihe wash at N'o. and No. 2 mines on Saturday as a prevention against the- spread of the DRYDOCK FOR VANCOUVER OTTAWA, Feb. Can- adian Government has approved the application of Coughlan 4. of Van- couver, for thev construction of a drydock in Vancouver harbor. One of the conditions of acceptance 'Ji3t work shall commence within thirty days from the date of the subsidy agreement. v paign for the ilenomlFiatlons officially ende'd on Monday night. now practically In the treasury, and an additional SCOO.OM In sight, tlie directors -feel justified iu aiming at collecting u million dollars more than at first intended. Tho Anglicans, whose objective was at firaf, aro now out for n three-million objective. The Vresby- ferians aro continuing" the cam- paign and have gone considerably over their objective, of four millions, WANT MORE C.P.R. DIRECTORS Feb. is to he made by the Canadian Pacific Kallway lo Ihe government to change of directors There hotel ere was :i fight at (he llillcrcstl l on Thursday evening which cud-1 n x slabbing. A an PROVINCE DECIDES TO LEND AID ln_hls opening remarks' en this topic, the Premier recited briefly ef- forta In the past to have the Dominion government accept responsibility .for financing such projects, thc refusal of government lo do so ami the final' decision of the provincial government to lend aid because "in that area are people over whom we have government am] control Svho are looking to us for financial aij which the Dominion government has rieclln- eil to give; because conditions in these areas in times ot drought have: caused the people to appeal lo us for aid from lime to time, and wo bclievo th'e time has arrived to lend'whatever is necessary lo. remedy those con- ditions." THE HISTORY OF THE the maximum number (rom 15 16 18. ed In a slabbing. A PARIS, Wireless Italian had some words-mid Mien it i great rusli of selling orcl seemed to lie over Kllas liasco went toi ers from rlinnts nnxir.us to have mon- his room in (he lioiel anil came bach cy available, for subscription to thn NEW FRENCH LOAN STARTS OFF WELL LETHBRIDGE NORTHERN Mr. Slewart reviewed Iho formal Inn of the I-cthbrldge Northern Irrigation district, the election of the trustct board, the application of Ihftt board to tho Provincial Government for ;js- ___ a big knife and slashed Tores new loan Is reported by brokers I Balance, and -he tho hack ot Ihe neck. The j here. From Mho bankB i grcnt particularity (he i had been perhaps einijhasized the with cut was nuonL eight inches long opened their cioors ThnraMay morning wllh which (he government hail the back of the neck and about were filled .with eager subscrib- nmincd saying that i Inches deep. Dr. McDonald, of Hill- jftrs- to Ihe loan and a great rush of nllj litnnicd for crest, was in attendance and put suv-j business has continued. Ono marked oral'studies in Morez' wound and he' effect of Iho nsvv loan wus 11 sharp rise in Ihe exchange rale for lite frant; in Ixmdoli. is doing as '-veil aw can bo exjiccled in the liosiilliil under Dr. McDonald's care.- The police officer. Constable .Mnrrtijoii of the police detachment, !HM! was ICllas Ihe scene and Itasco under arrest. He watf; C.P.R. Awards Contracts For Some Construction brought lo Hcllevue and charged attempted murder nnd taken to Iho Lethbridge jail by Constable Mar- gaaon on Thursday evening to await trial some Itmo later on Ir. lh? spring. O- Kn iMcnlion( However, of Con- tract Vor burn Line CJnp WINNIPEG, reb. C. Cole- man, vice-president of the Canadian Pacific nnllway. announced yesterday lhat tho company Iiail awarded tho fallowing contracts: To the Cnnadjan C'onstructlon com- pany, of Winnipeg, of W. A. button la manager, for the gcniHn JO miles of the Ilosetowh, South branci.Jlnc, This in flddllloii to 25 miles awarded In 1919 nr.d not yet completed. To Ihe Canadian Uoiulniction com- pany, for the grading o! 55 mliCT of the Empress-MlldSn hrauch line. This THREE SMALL CHILDREN AHE BURNED TO DEATH UND.SAY, Out., Feb. fire, (n which the (iirpe small of Mr, Homer ex- they when they merely to excrci.sv ItBUINA, Fob. Do- minion command of the Great V Veterans' Association will be uskcd sliorlly lei (indorse a orignat cd in Heginn by I-icnl.-C'ol. James JIc- Arn, to hiivo u suilnbtu and uniform iniiiiLisnt. erected over the grave of every soldier who served overseas In Ihe great war aiur-wlio died after re- turning lo Canada. Colonel McAra to open a. fund to Ijc known Last I'ost Kuiiil" to Ijo rais- ed Iiy iniiniliir suliscriiition and (tona- tioilri from various patriotic organiza- liuns as as clubs and Ihe various societies. Provincial governments would he approached with, si.reiiutisji lo i-oulribute dollar, (or dollar. gua of ineicJiers. When tho Unionist roeni- uers meet in caucus, probably in two weeks or so, Ihe question of policy anil leadership will come up for disf- Mr. MGigiien'g Winnipeg speech is interpreted as Implying that, onco the program Is.adopted, a vigor-' ous cnmpaign will bo opened in i sup- port of it. So far as leadership is con- cerned, it is very unlikely that Sir Robert Borden will be bach In Ottawa' until laic In the session, at nny rale. HeporlB that tie left ,a provisional isignatiou behind liiin nave hecn cnr- ruut (or aome time, although before, he left Sir Robert made ft clear lhat. should his health permit, ho would again resume active leadership. IteportK to hand aro to Ihe elfect that his health has considerably im- lirovcd but a prolonged rest would aiiii 3je ncceosary before bo could resume his work at Ottawa. Tiiero is. therefore, uncertainty over what course of action Sir Robert will eventually decide to take. Financial proposals by -Hie govern- ment are expected to arouse sliarp discussion, According to current gos- sip, some of tho western members sup- porting the government are likely hold out for more tariff reductions. Tho growth nf thc fanner nvgvement in Ontario and the wes! lias given added strength to riiriil opponents of protection. Ilut in government circles at any rale, thcru is apparently no'ap- prehenslon that an opposition-farmer bloc be formed strong enough lo defeat [lie present administration. are being rushed for tFie opening of the session in the neu- parliament buildings. Following rending of the speech from Ibo throne on Thursday, there prob- ably will be adjournment till the fol- lowing Monday when debate on the address will open. in addition to miles awarded (o liellevue wish to extend their sympa Stewart Welch In 1919 and not you thiea lo the bereaved family in.lhcli> completed. sad loss. The funeral of Mr. Hhcldon To A. G. Creelman Cal- took place on Saturday at 3 o'clock lo tho Pclleviic cemetery, nnd the ser- vice was in charge of the Rev. 1'cter, by thc members of Bellovue Tho unexpected dealh occurred wcrc to death, Friday ot Mr. Albert Sheldon. Mr. Sheldon has been suffering from the .j. flu and on 'Tuesday ho developed I pneumonia which caused his death' ,1. Mr. Sheldon leaves a wUe and two small children lo mourn his loss; Mr, Sheldon has been In Dellevtio for Ihe past eight years and was one of Hello- vuo's most respected citizens. He was a member of tho Hcllevue lodge of tlie I. 0. O. V.. which has charge ot (he funeral arrangements. Tlio people oi the utmost caution. They had a i complete report of tlio in-lgullon ex perl. Engineer Oeo. (i. Anderson which the federal sur veys had Ijoen well done; lhat lh( scheme was feasible, that tticro an ample supply of water. Tim report Included soil tests and n plan for ad- resen'oira which dcmonstnil-. ed that the project could not full bo a good working one. the only diver-1 genco lielng In the matter of costs. OAVfi ITC i dUionaT Canners' Combine Is Charge Made Kary, for Iho construction of 18 sec- tion houses on tho Manitoba district, and to Ihe same company, for the construction' of station bulHings at I.y- diatl, llarrowby Schwltzer, Maoi- (obi, nnd lo H. 0. Macdouald, of Kd- of monton, for Iho completion of the and sixth tloors o( Ihe Canadian fJdlnonton. occurred on a farm near Gooderhnm Tho fathet- wns working In a lumber camp and thc mother had IcCt honsn locTvcd and was at tHc barn doing chores-while {lie children Tlio house caught flro and when Ihe fran- tic mollicr reached the scene thc heal was so Intense that nothing r.ould bo done to save cither the children or property. Thc were buruort beyoml SAYS ITS WISE TO PROCEED NOW The Premier pointed oul that con-] >truction costs may jrow still greater] or they may be at their peak, but inj any event, on present costs It meant MTTI'U-I __ ...l-_ ...Dr-U Hoard of Commerce Wilt Hold I on actnsl and laclt agree menls and have tha effect, ot limiting Session in Toronto to i facilities for producing, manufactnr- an extra overhead charge which must be distributed over the yearn to come, nevertheless had come- to the conclusion that it was wise to proceed with the project now. THE PLAN OF FINANCING For this reason. It vm p Kcb. 21. tliy Canadian Press) -Declaring liinl Ihe Dominion Canncrs, Mrnileil, of Hamilton, and tin! Canadian Limited, roiilo. have formi-il ii combine svhiih is In tlir: ddrimenl nn'l agr.iust public bi-iaul of coiv.niF'rcij has called a meeting a) 'Toronto oil Monday, March 22. lo deal oTr.itlon B scheme of linanc-lnR which was .nif ol tin; fj one largely adopted In Iho, financing tho comvankj i 4 fj .-f uf sriioo! in the proving. ltiat (n riMoclallon j T..J-._I TvmllM O K IhC ___ producing, iEig. storing and dealing in goods, and also Ihe fixing or a common price and re-sale price, lumritur, Ihe cost of the goods, It is charged that combines harf- Ihe elfect. ot prsvenllng or lessdning competition tn thc production of can- ned goods, and also In tbolr sale. prnctically controlling Ihe situation. A or monopoly 'r.nr.. it is mid. been formed which Is acting to thp detriment of IHe public, both congiim- nnd never recovered from tho effecU I. O. O. F., No. 118, of which} of II. the deceased was a member, j The death ol Mrs, Sanlnchlo cnrred at the hospital In Roltevuo on Wctlncsday. Mrj, Snr.luchle had been opwalcJ on for sorno limo ago' First, the government won d nsk the legislature to provide authorl y -lat the creation of a council, or trrl. Inn, ami producers. olhcr com )liirlnersbtpB and p'-rsons at WE'RE OFF STUFFED OLIVES AFTER THIS- Fsb. lhat po.iscncfl "r.tuffcd olives had been ;