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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION ,VOU.'MK XIV. TWELVE LKTIlBJlllXil', ALBERTA. Tl'ESDAV, FKM1UARY '22, 1921 NUMBER lu GOING UP AND COMING DOWN! Representation in Parliament i Will Be Cut Following the Next Census i WILL PROBABLY LOSE HALF A DOZEN SEATS i OTTAWA, Feb. Press.) effect of a possible further cur- tailing of the representation in the house of commons of the maritime provinces in the event of re-distribu- tion is engaging tho earnest attention of maritime members. In 1913 an amendment to the British North Am- erica Act provided tjirt the represen- tation in the comnUHTs should not drop below that of the representation in the senate. Both New Bruuswlclf and Nova Scotia are entitled to ten senalors'and Prince Edward Island to four. Under the last re-distribution New Brunswick was given 11 seats, Nova Scotia 1G and Prince Edward Island four and while the island province representation cannot be further cur- tailed, it is posiHtile that an increase i in the population of Quebec without a corresponding increase in New Bruns- wick and Nova Scotia may result in the first province losing" one repre- sentative and the latter sis. 'This would bring the total maritime repre- sentation down to 21 instead of 31 as at present. Quebec Gets 65 Quebec is entitled to sixty-five seats and is tho basis for the representation from tho other provinces. The unit in Quebec is now approximately one- member for every of the popu- lation, and if this increases to forty thousand as without a corresponding increa.se in the other provinces, the maritime representa- tion will, havo to come down. Ob- servers state that iu addition to tho natural increase jn the population of Quebec, many natives of that prov- ince, who amlgrated to the United Mtates have returned owing to the industrial depression in that coun- try. This would further swell the population. The same may also hold good- for the maritime residents who went south in search of better conditions, but the fact remains that judges of the situation believe that the mari- timcs have not kept pace with Que- bec in the matter of- population. It is not likely that maritime mem- bers will endeavor to further protect their representation by again asking, for yn amendment to tho B. N. A. Act this session. It Is felt that the situation will solve itself, and that while a few seats may he 'lost, that the maritime the nest parliament will be between i and SO. Western Unionists Caucus OTTAWA, Feb. Western held :m informal meeting this morning uii- 'Ver the chilrmiinshlp of Dr. W. D. Cowau, Matters ot interest to the western provinces were under discussion. The Western Unionists held regular meet- ings last session and it is likelj; that they will do the same this year. CARUSO'S FEVER DROPS AND FAMOUS TENOR i PASSES GOOD NIGHT Enterpriso Ass'n., Cleveland, Ohio. CANADA WILL NAME AMBASSADOR TO U.S. DECLARES DOHERTY Invite Overseas Premiers To See Peo. IM) JSiseuising the com- r Greenwood, tee- :d. expretsed. the opening of the Ul- would be mem- event '14 the history of tht United KlngdMn and the empire aa well, ahd adekf: "I hope all-the premiers of all the will be able to go to Ireland on the occasion of the opening of Ulster parliament to welcome tile entry of a new and vigorous partner into the common- wealth of Brittih nations. I also sincerely that the dominion premiere will present when the parliament for Southern Ireland Is opened, to extend a welcome to an- other new nation." FOR TRIAL Being Tried Before Sir AVilliam -Mulock and Jury on Charge j of Murder COURTROOM TAXED TO ITS CAPACITY Admission Forced By Hon. R. Lemieux-Debate on Ad- dreas Warms Up TO FIGHT OTTAWA, .Fob. Press.) irony and Invective, Liberals In tho house today .-attacked their former colleague, Louis' Joseph Gauthier of now tfte self-styled John the Baptist of No Man's Land. lieu. Belaud first observed that .perhaps- Mr, Gauthier was seeking the deeper isolation of government benches. Then, at the evening sitting, Hon. Mr. Lemieux spoke of Mr. Gauthier's denunciation of the party the other day as that "Degradine incident in parliament." -Mr. Gauthier, he said, had chosen the anniversary of the death of Sir Wilfrid to "re- pudiate his faith." He had placed himself outside the pale of all poli- tical parties and the'fe was none to do him reverence. Having received his pieces of silver, Judas at least had (Continued oa Page LONDON, Feb. wireless mdsaaye .fronv Berlin today aayc that according to Swiss reports the Montenegrins have declared a holy war agalnit the Serbians. Two Serbian regiments have oc- cupied Cettlnje, Montenegro, and the situation Is grave, the mess- age says. Hon. T. W. Crothers Says Saskatoon Found 'Quake Epicentre Records Made by Dr. Turner Showed December Tremor To Be in China Feb. Records of tho great earthquake which shook many parts of the earth's surface ih Decem- ber 13 and 16, made in Saskatoon. Bask., helped Dr. Herbert Turner, pro- fessor of astronomy at Osford Uni- versity, to locate the centre of the disturbance. Dr. Turner reports, ac- cording to the London Times, that tho epicenter of pcint on the earth's surface clireeily above the focus or origin of the tromor, was at longitude 106. tire minutes east., and latitude north. 35. degrees flvo minutes This, would tlia .CUiuese city Ping Lianr, ft the province of Kan Su. In addition to the records from Saskatoon, Dr. Turner collected records from Australia; Co- lombo, Calcutta and Egypt. Reports from the China inland mis- sion, it Is stated, said that towns 100 miles east of tho centre ot tha Quake were badly shaken. WINDSOR. Oht.. FcU J. O. L. Sprackliu. pastor of Sandwich Methodist church, was arraigned for I trial before Chief Justice Sir William Mulocfc- at the Sandwich assizes this mom Ing following the return by tho grand jury yesterday of a true bill on the charge of manslaughter, following the death ot Beverley Trumbel, pro- prietor of tho Chappello House, in Sandwich last November when Mr. Sprackliu was acting as special liquor Canadian Cattle Embargo Is Now Election Issue LONDON. Associated removal of the embargo on Canad- ian store cattle would require leg- islation which I do not propose to into the house of com- mons." That is the answer of Sir Arthur Roscawen, the new minis- ter of agriculture to the question addressed to him by the London Daily Express, the organ of Lord BeaverbrooK. Sir Arthur is seeking re-elec- tion in Dudley. Hisjabor opponent has declared himself in favor of -the prompt removal of the embargo on Canadian cattle. IN HIS RACE A. F. Ewing Has Accepted Posi- tion He Tells Natural Resources HOSPITAL BILLS ARE THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED Turkish Treaty Being Revised law enforcement officer for the On- tario government. It is expected that some considerable time will be con- sumed in the selection of a jurv. The capacity of tho courtroom was taxed to the limit this morning. Yes- terday's crowd at the grand jury pro- Representatires of Both Factions in Turkey Present at Lon- don Meet LONDON. Feb. of the ceedings was not large owing to the i two Turkish tho Sul- announcenlent having been made on tan's and the one dominated by Mus- Saturday that the public would not be tapha Kcmal Pasha, leader the Turkish were asked to meet here today to consider the pres- entation of Turkey's claims before tho Near East which is expected to be- gin tomorrow. Tho delegates were quartered at the same hotel after admitted. This ban has been lifted, however, and the curious nocked to tho county town IE large numbers to- day. Pleads "Not Guilty" WINDSOR, Feb. With the largest crowd in attendance that has ever sat in the historic old courtroom iu the county miildiug at Sandwich. Her. J. O. L. Spracklin was formally Beverely Trumbel, proprietor of the Chappello House. Tne pastor-inspector pleaded "not and elected to proceed with his .trial. The jury was completed just before the court rose for adjournment at uoon. The case is at 1 o'clock. Interest iu the case was Intense and at an early hour this morning residents of border cities and adjoin- ing towns flocked to tho courthouse at Sandwich. 4 their arrival, so that today's meeting might bo facilitated, and It was ex- pected that the meeting would result nn invited to meet allied leaders after their meeting was over. Doclsion by Premier Lloyil George and Premier Briand yesterday to move tho Turkish frontier further westward in Thrace, and to give the province of Smyrna a seini-autonomeus govern- ment was eippcted to have some in- fluence on tho Turkish lives. (Special to The Herald.) Feb. A. F. Ewing. West Edmonton, selected as leader of the right wing of the opposition, ap- peafed in the house Monday after- noon 'for tho first time during the pre- sent session, though not quite fully recovered from his temporary though severe illness. When asked for a statement as to his attitude as loader of the opposition group which haa decided to work under a leader, Mr. Ewiug said "I have accepted, the position ot leader until a successor Is appointed. I will endeavor to carry out my duties in that behalf and to serve the prov- ince to tho best of my ability." Urge Natural Resources Transfer Mr. Ewiug's first motion of import- ance will be one to he offered in the house Tuesday afternoon urging con- stant and continued negotiation with the Dominion government for the sur- render to the province of Alberta's natural resources. After an afternoon of hard work. the legislature adjourned until four o'clock Tuesday afternoon, which, will bo an hour later than, the usual liour ot beginning work, iu order to glvo members the opportunity of attend- ing tho funeral of Milton Bobbins Jennings, the late managing editor and director of the Edmonton Journal. Legislation Up Most of the business of the after- noon