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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHHHIDGK, ALBERTA. FIUDAY, FHBKUARY 23. 1921 ma. mm TCtLYE PAGES M'MBEK 64 tIMES LOOK RATHER TO SOME PEOPLE But They Must First Signify Their Willingness For This Duly NEW JURY ACT IS BEFORE LEGISLATURE j INSANE OR GUILTY, PLEAS ENTERED ON BEHALF OF JOHN J. CAMERON IN P1NCHER CREEK HAY CASE Chicago. i.tiljocial to tho Herald) EDMONTON, Feb. are entitled to serve as jurors in Alberta under the new Jury Act prepared by Hon.- J. R, Boyle, at- torney general, copies of which have juit been distributed to members of the house. It is stip- ulated that no woman can be com- pelled to verve unless prior to the summons she signs a document stating her willingness to do so. of the main provisions of the act that the sheriff of each judicial district shall prior to the first of November of each year compile a separate list from vot- ers' and assessment rolls, or otherwise, of names to be submit- ted to of the court in his district during the following year, these lists to contain not less than 500 namca of -peri-ins liable to serve at jurors. The selection of regular juries shall be by drawing at a time and place directed by a judge, the whlcT who declares" "from a of qualified jurSrS have eeen i parliamentary source." This payment would be made in thirty instalments of marks each, either Germany Will Offer to Pay Four Billion ISTINAL Marks for 30 Yearn CHOICE Flag is Raised Over Paris Worksi PARIS, Feb. 2j.-Thu red flag' was raised today over the big electrical works under construc- tion at Gennevillers, just to llici north of Paris, bv workmen who Ue- refusetl to qilil the place in spite! covering tlio start of the of a lockout declared by the! the afr'airs tlie Smtt> company. A largo force of pol- ice and- a small detachment of troops were called out to main- lain order in the vicinity. Manager of Co-operative Concern Which Did on Paid Up Capital, with of on Trial Before Judge Jackson in Macleod on Charge of FaUifying Had Bad Attack of 'Flu, and Plea Is That Mind Was Affected. FRIDAY MQRNLNG'S EVIDENCE (By a Staff Reporter.) MACLKOD, Feb. 33 de- I Alberta May Growers, Limited, of Pincher Greek, which brought them to public through the collapse of John J. Cameron, featured this morning's session ot Cameron's trial here before Judge J. A. Jackson in the District Court. Evidence was given as to C'amer- on's condition, on August 3 and 5, by i H. Hyde, financial ayent, Pincher (Continued on Page Five.) PARIS, Feb. Germany will offer the supreme allied council a proposition to pay marks in reparations when the allies and Germans meet at Lon- don next week, says the Berlin correspondent of the Jour- placed in sealed envelopes. Each jury shall include six persons, any five of whom may return a ver- dict In civil actions, but in crim- inal proceedings the yejdict must be unanimous. ST. AL'GtjSTINE. Ha.. Feb. President-elect Harding's selection of Herbert Hoover to be secretary of commerce in the coming administra- tion, was finally confirmed by Mr. Harding today. Mr. Harding announced that he has i found himself "In perfect accord" i' with the policies urged by Mr. Hoover J as a condition ot. his entering the cab- inet and that the entire incident had I beeii closed with a definite accept- Criticize Answers Given By Ministers Opposition and Independent Members Object Also to Rulings of Speaker I By a titan' MACLEOD. Feb. bein; shrouded in mystevy to a. great ei- tent since last August tho affairs of the South Alberta Hay Growers Lim- ited, of Piucher Creek, today started to come to light when John J. Can- srou, manager of the company, ap- peared before Judge ,T. A. Jackson, of iu District Court here. A plea of insanity has been entered as well as a plea of guilty, to be used in case Cameron is found Remarkable Action Introduced in Alberta House on Natural Resources Question 1'LAN TO GET A WAT FROM PARTIZANSHIP (Special in The Herald) EIJ.MOXTON. Alia.. Feb. An ef- >rt to get all groups in legislature been sane while managing the affairs i united ou a common resolution of tbe company when the annual re-1 raandlng the instant restoration port was submitted on Jully SI. 1920. Alberta ot hsr natural resources, was The charge against Cameron reads: launched Thursday aftfM-noou in the "John J. Cameron, of Pincher Creek. I Legislature by Hon. C. II. Mitchell, Alberta, stands charged this 24th day'uctiug premier. February. iji'l at tho court house' -Mr. Mitchell made (lie remarkable' in the town of Maclcod before- His I proposal that debate on A. F. Ewings Honor J. A. Jackson, exercising crim- resolution aud the government's amendment to it on the subject of transfer of the resources bo suspended inal juridsietiou under purl ts'of the code, for that he, too said John J. Cameron, betng manager of tho South Alberta Hay Growers, Limited, a body corporate, did on or about the 31st day of July, 1920. at PincUer Creek, Alberta, .make, circulate, or publish, or concurred in making, cir- culating or publishing a statement account of, the affairs of such body corporate, knowing tho same to be false, In a material particular with Pingle I Intent to deceive or defraud tbe mem- ueen dosed with a definite 111 Cash 01- goods, according to Conditions decided at allcl! froIVle former food aHmima- 1'" (Special to The Herald) EDMONTON, Alia., Feb. i of the answers given by minis- bers. shareholders or creditors of i such body corporate." Elected Speedy Trial Through ftis counsel, Sydney until an informal committee, informal- ly appointed, could make an effort tit draft one acceptable to all sidfti. After gome debate, the house linally agreed to the proposal. The acting premier's suggestion wa? ail the more notable, a.s pointed our. by J, G. Turgeon, government, from Kibstone, in that it provided for the informal committee to be composed of seren members, only three of which Key Efforts To I the conference. i Warn Against Revolt ..economic c I BERLIN, .Feb. Walter Sim-1 Simons declared experts :ons, German foreign minister, imoua in their conviction that. Germany I warned political adventurers against i would ho unable to pay tho'annuities i attemptiDE any coup d'etat, the possi- demanded by the allies "under the Paris bility of which, in connection with the! agreement, or bear tbe 12 per cent ox- At the same time the president- private members and of the speaker's iouncil dining the I'elect virtually confirmed also the rulinS iu connection with, any discus- selection .of'Henry Wallace of Iowa sion which might arise on those he secretary of agriculture. j grounds was voiced by opposition and independent members on Thursday af- T i I fflAFK I ilUUIW Ambushing Sold- krs Has Purpose Savs allied-German conference In .London of its authority and would promptly I crush any outbreak. Speaking at-a session of the Imperial jliorl tax provided hi tie proposals Iiiiiuuu ir the s'-wnme council. lie declared the government was of in-riving at a solution which would prove even more suitable to the needs I of the allies than the Paris proposals. MACROOM, Ireland, Feb. Three hundred men in ambush at- tacked a party of auxiliary police between Macroom and Ballyvour- ney, thla morning, and compelled the crown forces to -withdraw after a two-hour battle. cas- ualtle sof the' crown detachment included their major, who was killed, and the 'wounding of a number of his men, some of whom had been left on the field. Later the battle was renewed when hundreds of reserves were hurried to the scene by the artil- lery, battle airplanes assisting In the attack on Sinn Fein contin- gents. MACttOO.V, Ireland' Keb. auxiliary police, travelling in lorries were ambushed between this village and BalljTvourney this morning. by 300 men. The ambushing party open- ed fire from the cover of roclts along jlhe road, killing one policeman am] wounding six. The light was still go- ing on, according to latest reports. The battle lasted two hours, at the end of which withdrew, leaving the attacking party still In possession ot its- position. Hundreds ot reserves weru then rushed up by tho military from neigh- boring barracks and the attack was renewed with the assistance of battle airplanes. in the first assault the major com- manding the crown force was killed 1 "Put Them Up, Or Put Them Down, I' But Dotft Put Them Off" Advice Of G. H. Hutton About the Silo ASKS FOR BIGNA VY were from the government side. The Committee The i-ommittee as name'] by ?.lr. B. j AiiM-h'jil ol! unanimous informal agrei- THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT Seven Cents a Day Will Feed a Steer on Sunflower Silage and Oat Straw He Declares and seven of his mon were wounded, one fatally. The casualties of the ambushing party were not learned. The forces were unahlo to re- cover some of their wouniled when tliey withdrew. Exasperate Troops in the promised tariff revision. He would vote for the King amendment. 8. C. Renders. MacDonald, Man., who paid considerable atten- .ion to west grain organizations. Ci. N. Gordon, recently elected mem- >er for West Peterboro, was introduc- ed and look his seat iu the house. First reading was given to A. R. McMaster's bill requiring cabinet min- isters to resign any directorship they may hold oh being appointed. Leaders pay tributes to tbe late Thomas P. Owens, editor of Hansard debates. Progress .was reported In committee on amendments to the Elections Act with reference to Ontario prohibition ote. the Senate The speech from the throne was adopted without division in the sonate. Ul'BLIX, Feb. a general one year. order issued yesterday allniliiiR to the killing of two soldiers at Uiunlon and three al Galway. Tuesday, ileneral Sir N'evil MacCrcaiiy. the military commander in Ireland' says is no doubt thai these crimes roiistituted deliberate a'lomptg to 01- asucralo Hie troops and tempt Ihcrn to break the bonds of discipline. The coinma.mlar-lii-ch.lor." nays tho cirilcr. "expects the troops, Even in the tact! of provocation uuoii as would not bo indulged ill by thu wildest say- ages of Central Africa, lo mainlalu the diecipliui! for which llm army it Justly proud." Minister Arrested BELFAST, Feb. HBV. J. A. Tnvln, a Presbyterian minister, who was arrested in January, was today by courlmartlal of having il revolver and ammunition in his pos- Vossion ami was sentenced lo one year In prison. A charge! of iiosscssillg seditious lit- was not pressed against Him, nwlng to thu ilicovery that the siif- jiected documents wern Hebrew vers- ions of the and not Caollc piilillciiiliins at at Hist supixiipd In the Commons i (By a Stuff Keporter) OTTAWA Feb. 24.-H011. T. A. TABBR, Feb. 21-AddressIng an ut National Pro- audienco that jammed the public gressive party, said be had no faith school auditorium tonight. G. IT. Hut- ton, agricultural superintendent of the C. P. R. department of natural re- sources, launched the silo and silage campaign in Taber. Referring to silos Mr. Hutton gave as a keynote. "Put them up or put them down, but don't put them off." Sunflowers were recom I mended by Prof. Hutton as the very best ensilage to place in these silos. Don Bark, of the irrigation brunch, stationed at Brooks, made a telling speech for irrigation. Tree planting, ornamentation, and intensive farming of irrigated tracts were emphasized by Mr. Bark, whose one. consuming aim iu t.i expound the gospel of irri- gation and alfalfa. At the close of the addresses the deputy minister of agriculture, H. A. Craig, gave an instructive lecture nn pure bred cattle and horses illustrat- ing his address with lantern slides. In reviewing the history of the sun- flower as a fodder crop. Prof. Hutton paid a tribute to Montana. This statp had done more than any other with this promising fodder. Other states. ilowev.ii-, were taking up the matter. Illinois in the heart of tbe corn belt came out last year, the speaker said, with tin! imntfiiK-onient through the publications of its slate iiuivorsity :hat sunflowers were fifty per cent, better as a silage crop than corn. The Central Experimental Farm at Ottawa, had now reversed its opinion of a few j years ago as to the palatability of sun- flowers. The experts there urn now WASHIN.GTON, Fob. sident-elect Harding sent word to tbe senate Republican leaders that he desired adequate appro- priations for the navy and favor- ed continuing the present build- inj program without material re- ductions. With, this definite statement of what was regarded the new ad- ministration's nayal policy sen- ate Republican leaders declare they would insist opon senate in- creases over the house totals in the naval appropriation! bill, even at the risk of defeating the bill at this session. ternoon. The matter came up over a question by Dr. Stewart. Letbbridge, as to tbo amount of taxes collected !under the Motor Vehicles Act in the various cities of the province. Hon. ;J. L. Cote, replied that theso were collected by two offices for the whole j province and in each city. Mr. Iload-' ley. OkoiunC, nbieoted lo this answer and Dr. Turgeon. drew the speaker's attention to tbo tule which disallows discussion on ques- tions. The Speaker ruled that there could be no-'diseugslon On questions. Woods, of Edmonton, Cameron elect- i-isni or the house. Inchidti tarnr-. L eil for a speedy trial and pleaded not eminent members. t'AG inombera "of guilty, insofar that ho was laboring under a natural imbecility and disease of his mind. Mr. Woods requested lha- privilege of entering a special plea later on behalf of his client and Crown Prosecutor JIaeDonald desired to have it established whether lie was prosecuting a man now sane lie aaid he dii) not wish. Turgeon. government: A. F .Ewins push the charge against an insane and N'elson Spencer, right wing maii. After a few discussion Mr. entered el! ci-fi.right wing: of iby oiipofUion ieu uy Mr. lowing, one tVor.i wins cf the opposition vuiiout a leaner. from the Ifuich'es Tbe c? the'eommiit-.-_> selected Is as follows: Acting Premier lion. C'. R. Mitchell, Attorney-General J. n. noyle. Vnd .1. sltlon; Hoadley. left wing. a plea of guilty, opposition, and James Weir, non-par- to be taken by the judge, should the 'tisun. ismler cross benches. Insanity plea ba j The committee held a short session Two Called immediately after house adjourn- Only two witnesses were heard Thursday aTlcrnoon hut was unabli! tho afternoon session. It. M. Browa I ro reach an agreement. Another coil- whose married Cameron iii! fernnte will Ire held Friday before tho 1915. and W. S. president the South Alberta Hay Mm- itiuun. -_ James Weir, Xanton, expressed the' Hed. were tho I view that there was neither discus-! Mi'. Hitown vus called by Mr. Woods to give evidence concerning tlie hab- its of Cameron. Brown employed Belcourt, f Senators Selque, .Robertson, .Webster of Brockviliu and Lynch-Slaunton. Senator Robertson, minister of lab- or, said western farmers' oiFgunfzatioi] were importing and selling farm nmcJi- nery. .They had, he said, sent seven -million dollars out of the romitry In Senator l.ynch-Staunton'a bill amending the Gold and Silver MaYking Act was read a second time. The senate adjourned until Thurs- day next at 'S p.m. i TODAY IN PARLIAMENT In House OTTAWA. Feb. Further consid- eration will given to the amend ments in the Elections Act to prepare convinced of their great fodder value the farm and encourage the ci'ow- for the Ontario prohibition Sunflowers Best Silage Ur. M. H. Blake will continue Ihoj At a test performed on the c p n address on the.sueech-from thn throne, i farm al. Strathimiro. Prof Vlutton said lie houso will assemble ai dairy cattle did betlor.on aunliow- "v, 'HI n than nn any other silage fed. They -NO sitting in me senate today. i put on more flesh, the milk tested higli- ,er and (low of milk increased. AH' Drumheller Mines Cut Price of Coal CALGARY. Feb. first cut in the wholesale price of coal ha> been made by the Newcastle and A. B. C. collierioi at Drum- heller. The reduction made repre- sents from 65 to 70 cents a ton. This has been brought about with- out any reduction in wages. In announcing the reduction the op- orators state they expect to be compensated to increased effic- if the miners and by re- iency duced cost of supplie ;ion or debate when a number asked for further information. Further argu- ment on tills point took place, several members ciuestlonlns the ruling of the Speaker. Uobert Pearson, soldlars representative, announced that he in- tended to bring the matter before the house on Tuesday by a resolution and i it was let tho matter rest until that time. Supplementary Tax In reply to a question by H. Craw- ford. Edmonton South, Hon. C. R. Mit- chell stated that tie following were the figures on the supplementary rev- enue Tax as regards Calgary ami Ed- monton: For Calgary, arrears and interest paid SoO.Tli. Edmonton, arrears and Inter- est, 51Q1.2SS; paid Uon. Mr. Cote, in answer to a ques- tion by George Hoadley, stated that :lt 'l'llc agreement under which tho Committee was appointed way entire- ly' informal and based on the follow- ing understanding: "Thaj. any resolution whirh the com- mitteo might agree ou would not 'in- as the forestry superintendent of the iCoD'.iuued ou i-ajje 1 PRISONER REPORTED AS ESCAPED FROM THE BARRACKS AT MACLEOD SAVED FROM DROWNING I KINGSTON. Feb. a des- perate strangle C'. E. Huff of Wolfe Island saved himself and a cow from drowning at a iloclc here yesterday. A team of horses which he had driven on ice to this city broke through and alous with threo calves in a crate, were drowned. the government received the following amounts in taxes from Express Com- panies in 1920: Canadian Express Co. 8725.00: Canadian .Vorthern Express Co., Dominion Express Co, Push Fordney Bill Through Congress (Special to Tho Herald) MACLEOD. Fob. of a. prisoner, believed to be one, Vailc. 1'i-oin the n.C.M.P. barracks here is general talk in town. It is under- stood the prisoner was being held in the oM death cell at tbe barracks as h_' could not get bail, anil that Thurs- day morning he wus gone. A thor- ough search is being made for him. EX-KAISERIN IS NOW UNCONSCIOUS; NO HOPE FOR HER RECOVERY NOW j again by Dr. T. M. Blow, opposition. South Calgary, nntil p.m.' Friday. That any resolution which tbo com- mittee inighr agree on will ho brought: I in as an amendment to thr- amend- I Ewlnfi's motion, and subjet-L lo debate. That 'in the event of failure of tbfl committee to find common ground in a draft resolution, the debate will bo i resumed on Mr. Mitcheli's amendment aud the original motion. Campbell's Suggestion The suggestion for the set-togoilier capie originally from Cain. Mountain, of the op- position. It is supported by I Hoadley. Okotoks. of the same group. 11. B. Campbell. Rocky member of tho left grou Hope to Get it Through in Time To Pass Again Over Prcsi- I dent's Velo i'OTSDAlf, Germany, Fell. moval to tfci houpital. Furtner titular; are not ;