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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION VOLUMK XIV. LCTIIBUIOGK, ALBERTA. THURSDAY. KKBRUAHY 2J. 1921 TWEVl PAGES M MHKR63 The Stumbling Block in the Pathway to Peace 'Acting 1'remier Mitchell Denies Newspaper Story of Fifty Per Cent. Guarantee j GOVERNMENT WILL j HAVE POLICY j (Special to The Herald) KUMONTOK. Alta., Feb. 1 Premier HOD. O. K. Mitchell, emphat- ically denied Thursday morning that tho provincial cabinet has reached: any agreement yet on the subject of' aid to irrigation. .Discussing a report j in an Alberta newspaper that the gov- ernment had decided to go "fifty-fifty" in aiding the sale of irrigation bonds, that is guarantee or advance money on irrigation bonds up to fifty per rent, of their par value, Mr. Mitchell siiid the story was wholly nvithout basis. Irrigation After Budget "We have hardly touched the sub- ject said Mr. Mitchell, "owing to The (act that we have been too busy working on the estimates which we Itopp to get. out next week. When- the work on the budget is completed, we will take ifV the subject ot irriga- tion. All I can say is that the govern- ment intends to do in the matter, but we have not agreed on rihall be as yet." Same on Liquor Act. The government Is the same posi- lion with reference lo possible chan- ges in the liquor act. Such changes, ou tho possibility of a plebiscite have not yet been the subject of formal dis-: Vuasion in caucus. Some of tha mem-; hers are predicting; that the govern- ment will let the act stand us at pres- cnt with the possible change, of reduc- ing the amount of liquor that may hi- sold on a prescription From 40 to ?4 ounces. This would not mean-lhneh alteration as most liquor is put up in 24 ounce. bottles anyway. On the other haml, the movement to .submit ihe subject of full government control to a provincial plebiscite is rapidly saining headway among private mem- bers of tho house on both sides. DEFINITE ACTION FOR NATURAL RESOURCES' TRANSFER THIS SESSION IN OTTAWA HOUSE THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT IN THE COMMONS CanatHsn Press Leased Wire) OTTAWA, Feb. 11. Harrison j (N'ipUsingl, Domors (SI. Johns-' Ibsrvillol, 11. !i. Amlcrson .1. K. Arehnmbanii iCImmbly-Yer-; cheres) and Sheard continued the .debate on the speech from the throaff, i Ontario Dro.tilfcHion amendment to' the Act givon! second reading and progress report-] ed in committee. Sir George Poster introduced a hill Premier Meighen's Promise to This Effect Announced By' Acting Premier Mitchell in N. R. Debate in Legis- I J. R. Boyle Makes Fighting Speech j Stanley Will Support Government j Amendment to Motion on j Question. Wid Vote With Government llie Bee, Sacramento, Cal. GIVE HATEELD A CHANCE IT ONLY COSTS A DOLLAR THAT'S ARGUMENT OF FARMERS to amend the trade marl; and 4esign jiici. I T. A. Crerar. leader of tlio Progres- sive party. adjourned Uie debute. House adjourned at ti o'clock. Xo night Kitting. j IN THE SENATE I ton. J. TWrlff. Liberal senator from Asslnibola, continuing the debate on the speech from the throne, an- nounced "he intended to support the i farmers' party in, parliament. Tha debate on the speech from the i throne was continued by Senators: Pope and Turrlff. i Tho senate Jfose at 5.30 p.m. No night sitting. Sir Max Fights For Removal Of (By a Staff Reporter) BOW ISLAXD, Feb. The Herald man is now'in the Rain- makers territory and as might be eipectcd, llatflehl Is all the talk. When ono draws near this region ot the miny waters ho instinctive- ly reaches oat, for an nmbrollu and a raincoat. tfobody knew ex- 'actly how they get that way, but they do. Hatfield is due here in April. The J8.0CO 'purge Is iu the bank ready to hand over to the Call- fornian when he makes "the heav- ens weep with sufficient copious- ness. It's some job, but Hatfield says he'll do it despite what the wiaeacres tjie com- bined -wisdom of all the scientists iir the employ of all governments. Of course, it doesn't always pay to laugh. They lanjbed at the old prophet Noah when he told them an unpre- cedented -storm was' coming, ona that would wetithjngs up terribly. One could have accounted for such light-mindedness theso days whan anything that spells "wet'' brings a smile. But there was no excuse for those fellows way back there. Well, Hatlield doesn't say he's going to bring on a flood or ansx_ thing like that, but he is going 10 bring rain and if be does he'll walk off to the coast with SS.iJOij and a standing contract to operate here for life. "Of course, I don't wait: to knock Hatfleld or anything like that" said a. farmer here night, "but I don't think his rain- making stunt Is worth a continen- tal. I'll give the boys how- ever, to help 'em out, and then you know we'll have some iun out of it." N The general feeling seems lo be. "Uive HatfieM a chance." brought out 'during the argument of tho afternoon. JCot least among them wan the break from the policy of the new leader of the opposition by Dr. O. D. Stanley. High River, who au- nounced that he would vote with the government on its amendment to Mr. Ewing's Dr. Stanley is on-i j of the group composed of George jHoadley. Okotoks; William Wilson, Jury Brings in I Coronation: R. K. Campbell. Rocky :_ Mountain; Frei (Special to The Herald.) EDMONTON, Alta., Feb. Announcement by Acting Premier Hon. C, R. Mitchell that the provincial government has re- ceived definite assurance from the prime minister of Canada that during the present session of the Dominion parliament he will draft a definite proposal for the restoration of their natural resources to the three pra'rie provinces constituted .the most important feature of a lengthy debate In the legislature afternoon. HON. BOYLE'S BEST SPEECH Hon. Mr. Mitchell and Attorney-General J. R. Boyle both made lengthy replies to the speech made on the previous day by A. F. Ewing, -West Edmonton, leader of the right wing of the opposition, in which the latter attacked the record of the Liberal party in the West on the subject of the 'transfer of the public domain tj the provinces. Mr. Boyie'5 effort in particular marked the best speech the attorney-general has made, being devoid of rancor and dealing largely with the historical and legal aspects of the case. PREMIER MEIGHEN'S PROMISE Mr. Mitchell's announcement concerning' the promise of Prem- ier Meighen to take up the subject of transfer of the natural re- sources to the provinces in the federal parliament stated that the "proposal will be submitted to the parliament of Canada and the governments of the prairie provinces for their consideration and ratification." Mr. Mitcheff made it in the form of an amendment to Mr. Ewing's motion of the previoua day. The amendment states the satisfaction of the house in the conatant and continued applica- tion of the provincial government to obtain action in the transfer of the natural resources. The motion and amendment probably .-will come to a vote Thurs- day afternoon, the debate being adjourned by Dr. T. H. Blow, oppo- sition, South Caigary. DR. G. O. STANLEY Member for High Kiver, u> sits Stanley with Government Some significant points I Ewing Tuesday that the altitude were i of the governments In the western Preacher-Detective in der Cities Shooting Mountain; Fred Davis, CUeichen, and jtren. J. y. Stewart. LetbbriUge. com- prising the left wins of the opposition, provinces had endangered tbelr casa by making it possible (hat the lets.! principle of Estoppel might be invok- ed against them through their having acquiesced for so Ions; In the situa- J tion. Mr. Boyle defied the acquies- cence and, tike Mr. Mitchell, repudi- ated tile idea that past elections in and Alberta bad deep- ly involved the subject of the trans- fer of the natural resources. Fie closed wilh a strong plea for unity with the left wing of the opposition in the legislature and announces that he will vote against the Kwiujr motion and for the government on the Natural Resources question. Much interest centres in liow George Hoadley. Dr. .Stewart and others of tbe left wing will vote. Suave W31 Name Liquor Grafters supporting tho government negotia- ations. iir. Boyle contended th'.t the whole trouble orieiviited' in the ol- r ui c L of Farm Crops With Wheat as Cash Crop Advised by Experts Vormcf Canadian in Newspaper Controversy With British Minister of Agriculture I.O.NDOX, Feb. Press.i Interest in the anent the imposed by the British gov- ernment on' Canadian live cattle has heuu stimulated by the controversy which has broken out between Lord Heaverbrook, tho Canadian-born peer and Sir Arthur 'Boscawen. the newly- appointed minister of agriculture, who is waging; a warm bye-election in Dudley. Lord Beaverbrook lias a letter a column long in the Loudon Daily Ex- press this morning in which he .takes decided exception to what he describ- ed as "the foul attack" made upon him by the new minister iu a speech in Dudley. Tho letter quotes the nevr minister as saying that "Lord Beaverbrook and his friends will profit if the importa- tion of Canadian cattle into Britain js permitted." Lord Beaverbrook's answer to this 3s that he has no interest in cattle raising: in any country in the world Cicept on his farm at LeMherhea'd, ii'nsland, and that his interest in the Kubjeot, to secure tho removal of the cattle .embargo, is dictated by the de- sire to lower tbe price of food to British consumers. As u consequence ol1 DiT Stanley's an noun cement the altitude of the other tension ol" the bnundiiriejj of members of the group in the Quebec uml Ontnrio, ihe latter two is awaited wiih interest. j provinces receiving iiila lo tiifilr Deprecates Partizarr. Politics i lands and rusoiiruets in ihe Leader of Quebec Opposition is Trying to Get Royal Com- mission Named Dr. Stanley. praialng thf: course oCj extended urea, naturally liruushl: notice of "notion filed by A opposition tn fighting for control j plain U from Uiy. maritime Sanve. loader of the Quebec which had of natural resources iu the past, dn- kinj up of old pollii-jlhe saniH Urn and thought they ,were rrels in question now ai.i.entitluj lo nor.m compensation In lieu Ifti argued Yluif it was up to Ol t'u' v; IUR of thy- enlarged j nrecaled ilu> >cal quarrels in Ih I issue, Arthur pposi- Crmfetlerutiori afj-lion..--yesterday iiHenioun regarding: (all parties to stand beside tins nrovin- CRESTON VALLEY IS SOAKED FOR SPRING; WATER EVERYWHERE (From Our Own Correspondent) CRBSTON, Feb. snowfall of! almost a foot on Friday followed by a very heavy fall of rain which lasted I all day Saturday has filled all the j wells and creeks to well' as many ot the cellars both in town and country. .As there is no frost the ground the moisture has also soak- ed in and never in the Valley's history has spring opened as auspiciously as regards moisture and general soil con- ditions as aro in evidence this year. DARING .ROBBERY IN TORONTO TORONTO, Feb. daring robbery was committed before today when between 000 and in cash and Vleven thousand dollars of money be- tween banks known as non-nego- tiable, 'waa rtolen from a box in the paying teller't cage in the head office of the'Bank of Mon- treal, Yonje and Front streets. Over 300 Visit Train at Bow Minister Craig Declares for "More Bushels, Less Interest REV. J. O. H. SPRACKLIN Large Audiences in Farming Methods, Better found not guilty. ELECTRIC STORM IN NEWFOUNDLAND BOW ISLANDERS SEE SIGNS SPRING APPROACHES I By a Staff Iteporter. i HOW ISLAND, Feb. roses that bloom in the spring tra is an extension of. the imagination, but not so other signs of tbe approach of that, fair season. report reaches henj from vThe country to the northwest that a flock of wild ducks was seen Tuesday beaded north. Ducks being pretty fair judges of the weather their early ap- jiearance is considered a safe Indi- cation of an early spring. Today in Ireland DUBLIN. Feb. ihan twenty private ami public houses were burned Tuesday night al Uall- huninn as a reprisal far tbe shooting of two conitables al. Hallylongfonl, Kerry. One of the constables was killed Instantly and (he second died of his wnumja. ST. JOHN'S, Mid., Feh. the west coast of the island come de- scriptions of an electric storm which raged in that section. the east- ern part of the island was being swept by a blizzard. The thfmder and light- ning were exceptionally heavy and the rain fell in torrents. U. S. Claims in Mandate Countries PARIS, Feb. United Statei government In lit note to1 the council of the. League of Na- tioni on the queition of man- cliims an: equal concern interett with the other prin- cipal allied and aouciated pow- In the evirou Heeeetlone of Germany and In tNeif Wt (By a Staff Reporter.) BOW ISLAND, Feb. The Inter. Provincial Weed Special was greeted ,00 fewer than three hundred per- sons, men, women and children. There was a sympathetic feeling toward the movement that manifested in the eagerness exhibited by -the farmers. They wanted to know wnat best to do to atljust their system of farming to fit into changing conditions of the world. Tho speakers dealt ably with the various topics. There was an enthus- iasm about the meetings that made it very clear that the farmers of Bow Island and district wore determined to carry- on, that had faith in the country, and that they were tak- ing hold of the problems confronting them seriously. II. A. Craig, deputy minister of agrl- cnltnie. is with the big special and hasv personal charge of the program at each point. The lectures aro deliv- ered in two lecture cars witli a total seating capacity ot some 210. The lectures for the school children 01; noxious weeds and their .indication are given in the demonstration Addresse.5 are in progress in each car during the stops, Ihe lecturers going from ono -car lo the other. The work (Continued on Page Carufo 48 On Friday; GeU Many Congratulations YOKK, Feb. 2 1. Birlhiiav greetings in the form of letters, tele- grams and cable messages today were read to Knric'o Caruso, convalescing from an attack of pleurisy and heart trouble, who will celebrate 48th anniversary of his birth tomorrow. The attending physician allowed the singer to sit np whllo .Mrs. Oarnso read a portion of the messages. Caruso still has Home fever, the nhy. atclun reported, hut a.'ild lie hoped it would (lisa LI E lew da vs. WINDSOR, Fob. de- liberating for exactly 55 minutes 'at the conclusion of two days and a half of 3 trial that made Cana- dian legal history, jury at the Sandwich assizea brought 'in a verdict of "not guilty" in the cate of Rev. J. 0. L, Spracklin, pastor of Sandwich Methodist church, accused of "unlawfully slaying and killing one Beverley Trumble.1' After being addressed by the counsel in the case and charged by. Chief Justice Sir Wm. MulocK, presiding judge, the jury left the courtropm at Exactly at they returned to the court- (Continued on Page" Five.) cial government was now con- ducting official negotiations fur turn of the resources. U. F. A. Supporter Too Aie.i Moore. U. V, A. menibi L'oi-.hrane. also announcer) that j l-'olollil-'s- wbllid uipport the government motion on the theory of all parties htandins shoulder Lo shoulder to gain control of the puljiio domain. Soldier Member Against Robert Pearson, senior overseas member, after criticizing- the speech of Mr. Kwing for raising political is-j sues said, however, that he would vote I :nr 3Ir. Ewing's motion and against] the government amendment appar-j er.tly because of the past record of tlio Liberal party on the subject. .lames Lowery, opposition, Alexan- dria, followed closely along '.lie lines of his leader, Jlr. Kwing. subjecting the government to ridicule and imply-1 ing insincerity on-the part of the Lib-. eral party in the west in efforts to gain control of the public domain. Hon. Mitchell's Defense In proposing his amendment, .Mr. 5litchell started a backfire against Mr. Bwing. alleging that the latter himself had displayed only desul- tory interest in the transfer of natural, resources and congratulating the opposition leader on his "eleventh territury of Tbe members mid- the liquor traffic tloe; not contain any names of. the mem bers he accuses. Sanve in his speech today win cl-'et' t'linrr. Mr. Hoy argued, was to declare that lie lias tlio nume-i of the ruiufmiii io down tUe. prevalent members and is prepared to prove j impression in eastern Canada .-that J accusations against thorn before i tiiut section had bought the i'ruin j province'-, and that 'they were crown Quebec Member Sarcastic; Says Govt, Isolated Appeal For Better Relations With Quebec Just u Move of "Foxy Premier" royal commission, and if the premier gives the assurance of this, ho will j then, in reply to ilse premier, give lily 'names of the members lie accuses. Mr. Sailvc; fiyys in his motion i lie has (.Ttidiblu infornmi.iou am! I lieves he can prove that the j of the Quebec prohibition hnv havi- J been violated generally with (lie J-mou-- lodge government mid the par- i t.icijJuLion of its officers, ami deputifH and leglslatorfi luivu tvalizsii I profita front the issue 'and exploiui- tio-n of liuuor licenses. The Quebec liquor fjill was pur through second reading There was a, shorr debute on the-im-i-i- sure which was left, over for t'lirtliei' study. Throne Debate Another Week jhonr" conversion. He denied that the elections iu the- western provinces to which Mr. Ewing referred Tuesday had settled the natural resources transfer question one way or another. .-V large part of his remarks were de- voted to ttacing the record of the present government in Us efforts to get action ,QU tho transfer Question at Ottawa. i Hon.. Mr. Boyle's Speech In his argument, Hun. Mr. Boyle RlronglyX combutted remarks of Mr. OTTAWA. Feb. govern- remurked J. Archamhuult. Lib- eral member for Chiimbly-Verclieres, in the honss'. today, "the government has no mandate to make love to Que- bec." Mr. Ai-cluimbanlt's speed) came in further debate on the address, a debate which members now ar Dragging Along and Many Are) Still Anxious to j Crerar Thursday erally following with aimlliy. He had spoken on iletrlarations from gov- ernment side ol' the house urging the licoil for greater harmony between j Quebec and the rest or! the Dominion. In 1JJ17. Mr. Archambault said. Que- bec waw the "contaminated black the "Ignorant priest-ridden pro now those who had slandered Quebec wanted her favor. "U you want to test the isolation of Quebec.'' said Mr. Arehamlmnlt, LMitrals cheer- ins, "have an elecUon. You will find that U is not Quebec, but the govern- ment that is relating the old fable ot Lafontahie on the fox and the goal, Mr. Archambault clo- t-hired that Qpebec was not going to be a goat and let a "foxy prime min- ister run up its back, to get out of tho OTTAWA, Press.! vote UH ihe addi'HHS in reply to tho speech fnm the throne ia not now expect PC! before or Thurs- day of next, ivfifik. Uvst week there meet the Cam rose team upiwiired to be a dearth ot: speakers. I try-out for the provincial lint the last few days members on both sides uf the IIOHBU have heon benieging the whips with requests that their names be placed on the ipeators' lists. Progressives H-obanly will have floor moat of today, tlio debate having boon atf'- Journed IBHL night ijy fiou. T. A. Crerar. CAKDSTOX DEBATERS WILf- GO TO EDMONTON, FINALS WITH CAMROSE {From Own Cun'CHpomJent) I1 guvununetit II rAIibhlCXN. 'Cli. tBlegrani Harrison, the labSr unionist raRiiher j was pcuoivc.lV.lay by Mr. l.m; prin- fmm nea's- cj.pal of llie I igl> School., niiemplnyment insurani'.'. rroni ihu riepai-tmont of exl.'nslon, nemors, Mheral for HI litm-amly of Alliurtu, Jolins-IliervIIlB. took vioiv that till- Turks to Abide By Allies' Decision Spokesman for ifoth Turkish, Informs I're inters To ElVcci LONDON, Feb. Pasha, detonate of the Constan- tinople government to the Near East conference here, speaking the name of both his group ant that of the told the allied conferees at today's ses- sion that both factiona of the Turks would accept the decisions of the allies. The attitude of the Turks made ,111 excellent iTiiiffession upon the con- fei'ROS. I'remie" Briam! of Knmce do- clareil after t'ne sitting that tbe con- ference luul gone a Ions way toward, .-I. settlement. ing tlml tlie Cardsioii High Sdiool Wlui ........IIL debating team woulil be required to usurpers t'anaila had cvcir liml" the linai j Thl, tl, I quietly. Si'ECIAlj IN' i though only on TABEK THURSDAY I PLEBISCITE ON MARCH 20. DBUUX. fob. Bur- eiiu, the Kcini-offlclal news agcncv, an- nounced that the, plebiscite for T'piicr Hllcnte ban to nblsclUi JO. tsd tin- .niollnii. ul- tlm tiiitlnretamllng 'f'ivout (hi: bill recuived i VAUXHALL EXPECTS BIG LAND RUSH TO START NEXT MONTH (l-'roni Our Correspondent! VAUXIIALL, Feb. numbi-r of ijurchasers oi' irriyatad land in district are iirn'viug in town ami gettins ready Tor spring but the big rush is expected to starv motith. 'eh. Thu weed Is billed for Tlinriidity, and it is lo be hoped lh" nnnl will not nroveiit the farmers coin Ins in for thu demon- stratlor.. ;iml for ihe Knfton l'.-clur0. Hon.. T. A. Crerar, loader of the Xa- tlonal Progressives, will be tlft first upoaker In the deb'ato tomorro'.v after- RUMORED WAGE INCREASE TO CANADIAN EXPRESS MEN OTTAWA. Feb. is rapqrtoii today that a substantial in wiiKeK approximating between DOO to has been awarteci fit thft enniloyees of the Canadian Kx- preks company by tho board oC run- filiation jjjointeti somt ilmv ttv. ;