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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta V0LU?4E XIV. LETHBIUDGE, ALB^^, ATURDAY, JANUARY 22. 1921 NUMBER 35 THIS TO PROVIDE MONEY FOR MAKING THE BONDS m R, OWES TRO'KKY$40 Lord Shaughnessy Admits it -Wm Once G. P. R. Employee NEW YORK, J[an. 22.-The Canadian Paolflc Railway owes Leon Trotsky $40. This was admitted my Lord Shanghnessy ot Montreal, chairman ot the board of railway system, at the dinner ot the Canadian Club here last night. Hon. N. W. Rowell, Canadian del egate to the assembly ot the Leag lite of Nations was speaking of B. W. Beatty, the new president Of the riillro&d, who was also present. "Mr. Beatty is not the only young . man of proniilnence Lord Shaughnessy has employed. Our giiest^'inay not be so proud ot It, but when Trotsky llTed In New York he also worked tor the Canadian Pacific Railway here." "It's true," Interrupted Lord Shaughnessy, "and we still owe him ?40," he admitted with a smile. Policy Will Not Be Definitely Annpunced Until Lcgisla-turt ;V^eet�-Herald Man At Edmonton Seems Confident Lethbridgfc Northern Construction Will Be Un-dertaken^^This Year, the Province Finding the Money -^Hope Policy to be Established Will Enable Irriga-tlbn Boiids to Eventually Find Favor on Money Mar-jcet Without Gtiarantee. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT REALIZES NEED OF A DEFINITE POLICY ON IRRIGATION (By a Staff Reporter.) EDMONTON, Alta., Jan. 2^.-That the Leth-bridge Northern Irrigation District construction will be tmder way thfe coming si|mmer may now be taken practically as an establish^ fact; that a government annoUhcement on the Whole question of irrigation policy for Alberta will be made at the coming, session may also be expected. France Skeptical About Briand, But Wm and See His Gouise at Conference Premiere Will Be Closely Watched of PARIS, -Jau. 32.-Newspapers of this city today expressed satisfaction with the Tote of confldenco given the Briand ministry iu the /chamber of deputies but there -was a noticeable lack of enthusiasm. A majority held ^o view that yesterday's vote was an" Bxpression of confldenco, not in the ministry, but In Briand, the champion of' stance In the approaching meeting of premiers. It was declared the chamber meant to give maximum authority to the men who -wlU-pload her cause, and that the Brlaud ministry vras not judged on/Its declaration, but ^tIU be judged by the results of the conference of premiers. "Yesterday's long speech by M. Briand," said the Echo De Paris, "does not appear to glvo any more light than the ministry's declaration, exoopt on one polu;.; "Payment of a lump sum by Germany is not ray thesis.' These words were pronounced by the new premier and wo will do as the chamher did. and will take note ot hla promise. A large credit of provisional c"?)nfldence is opened for M. Briand and none desires more than we to see him make the best use ot It tor the interests of the country.- Some newRpapers manifested a certain veiled Bkeptlolsm, the Petit i Giomde, ona of the most influential provincial organs, declaring: "What, the nation finds to be strange is that we shonld be obliged to ncgotlatu ceaselessly -riV- ttae allies in order that they may help us to obtain the �xecutlon of a trea.y signed by them. Ttaeroforo, it with the same methods M. Briand succeeds in getting better results than have been achieved in the past, we may then say he has deserved well ot hla. country." SAID HE CAUGHT WIFE IN A STEEL TRAP The Herald staff representative has this week seen the members of .the I govemmont moStvvifcally interested in I the irrigation question and while , none ot them' naturally, it is quoted, as officially making the aboy� statement becauB)} the details ot the plan both fior the Lethbridge Northern and I tor, the whole pollby ot Alberta's future irrigation dovelopmeut have yet to be worked ont, it was quite evident that the government had made up its mind to dispose of this problem oni;e and tor all at the spring sesBlon. . No definite "policy can bo onnnciated until Premier,Stewart Is.back at his desk, which will be twir weeks more at the earliest possible. Must.b� Definite Action The government of the province has decided that irrigation development cannot longer be delayed. .They are now quite satlsftpd'that there would be no rest un^tll II, definite line of action toward developing Alberta's l,CpO;000 acres of land for which Irrigation watei- is ava^lkble has been decided upon. The irrigation agitation centreing about Ijethbridge is no flash in the pan. The government is quite satisfied on that score. The fanners of the whole province have gone on record as being favorable to the employment of the whole credit of the province for financing the Lethbridge Northern and nov{ that preliminary surveys havp been made showing that waters of the North Saskatchewan can be utilized to spread irrigation to probably a million acres northeast of Calgary, the Irrigation agitation is coming much closer home to the govemmont. Members of the cabinet have recently been approached by private members of the legislature from the central eastern portion, of the province to learn what may be-the attitude of the government towards the North Saskatchewan scheme, detailed surveys of which project are likely to be undertaken by the Dominion Reclamation Service the cominp summer. That seems to be the irrigatlqn situation from the Edmonton viewpoint. Acceptance of the fact that there can be no turning back on irrigation development seems to be the longest step forward made in official circles in the past year, and that seems to hare cleared the decks for action. LAUREL, Miss., Jan. 22.-Driven from his cabin in the swamps along Leaf River by high water, Albert Parsons, an aged white man and his wife, were brought to Laurel today and placed In the county poor house. Parsons said that he and his wife lived on wild roots, berries and what animals they were able to trap. With them when found was a child, which despite the cold, was entirely without clothing. Parsons told the sheriff that he caught his wifs In a steel trsp msny ysars ago. OSTRICH 8KIN SHOES Krkham Takes Grand Aggregate (From Oup Own Correspondent.) , FERNIE, Jan. 22.-Duf7 wins from Kastner In the Walker finals. This gives the Grand Aggregate to Kirkham. BOSTON, Jan. 22.-Ostrich skin shoes, in smart tan or sober black, which It Is claimed, will outwear leather footwear and cost less, soon will be seen In Boston, The first consignment of ostrich �kins arrived here today from South Africa. Manufacture of the shoes will begin Immediately and they will be offered as an fflstf.r irovolty, ASHDOWN^ANT ACCEPT THE JOB Prominent Winnipeger Unable To Act As President Of Colonization Association WINNIPiaG, Jan. 22.-Owing to in-essure of private business James H. Ashdown ot Winnipeg, who was recently tendered the office ot president of the Western Caniada Colonization association, announced today ho was unable to accept the poBition. M. A. Bi-own, Medicine Hat, present active head, is out of the city, hut it is understood that the executive -wll# be called together in a few days to seek a new chief executive. At the same time It is expected a choice- will be madc of a general manager of the organization tor which office a number ot names have been mentioned. ....... What Will be the Policy? What will this action be? How will the L,ethbridge Northern be financed, and what will the relation be between the Lethbridge Northern finance solution, and the scheme for financing tie larger .projects to follow. The Lethbridge Northern is a five million dollar project. Taking into consideration the possibility of the North Saskatchewan project, the whole irrigation development of Alberta in future is more likely to be seventy-five or one hundred million than the thirty millions we have been talking about. Cabinet ministers point out this fact to you. In settling an irrigation finance policy they have to consider the large figure as being the likely load the province ma^ ftave to assume in the way of a credit guarantee if that plan is followed. And naturally they are not over anxious to consider a full guarantee of bonds under such circumstances. (Continued on page five.) ACCIDENTALLY KILLED WHILE TARGET SHOOTING HAMILTON, Jan. 22.-Gus Cox, 12 years old, was accidentally killed yesterday evening by a companion, Ed-, ward Gahagan, while they and some other boys were engaged in target shooting in the cellar of the roaldence of the late Dr. T. H. Balfe. Federal Gormnail WiU Be A^kfd to "^hUA Them  LEdA (By a Sta; JSDMONTON,'2lJ:^The con-Ventlon.of the tJblVed Farnvers of Alberta met In cdndfidingr tlession hpro today. Nationallzajyon o| all railway lines la Canada;. . ind the placing of their lnanagement:% the handp of an independent c^mt^'lBslon la the request of a resoV)iii6a passed. \ Amendments "^b the naturalization act to enable' the wife of an alien to obtain her papers as though she wei-e single and to provide that her children shall not lose status by the father as an alien, wera asked in a resolution endorsed. The resolution further osked that a British ^oman who marries an alien'may retain her citizen-1 ship. The Dominion government Is asked to establish poUmg pieces in each sihoiSlt district. A resolution endorsed asks: "It was recommended a fee for taking up a bull ;or stallion running at larg^ilji increase^'in the province to ^ flO:'? . . A resolution'-�.aSfeing that Sunday threshing be.legatued was defeated. A FOXHOUND Sinn Feincrs Forced Hunters to V Give Up Meet, Near Cork / POLICE BARRACKS WERE ATTACKED Prohibition Leiader Confident About Referendum Result TheipeNext April HAMILTON;. Jan.- 22.-Rev. Ben H. Spence, secretary .of the Ontario branch ot the Bomlri�n Alliance, addressing the Hamilton branch of the Ontario referendum comnittee yesterday, expressed confidence that the temperance forces would win In the referendum to be taken on April 18 next on the importation question, Mr. Spence said that bill No. 2G, passed by the federal parliament, sup Dublin; Jan. 22.-Altoigether seven police barracks in county Tipper-ary were attacked . during the' course of Thursday night. In one case at Bellinure, near Killenau, the attaclt ing party numbered 150. No casualties fronf this attack have been reported. Armed Sinn Peinors today stopped a fox hound meet near Cork by firing on the hunters when they refused to obey,an order to halt. Nobody was injured, but the hunt was abandoned. Destroyed Houses DUBLIN, Jan. 22.-After the ambuscade at Glonwood, Thursday, armed forces invaded the village ot Six Mile Bridge thfe 300 inhabitants ot which were lying awake fearing re-.prisals. Four houses of leading shopkeepers were burned or demolished. Likewise great destruction was wrought on some farms in the neighborhood. Arrests Bishop's Cousin LONDON, Jau. 22.-The Daily Mail says that Father T. Mannix of Charle-vllle, county Cork, cousin of Archbishop Mannix ot Australia has been arrested. An Englishman's Complaint CORK, Jan. 22.-An Englishman named Humphries, who with his wilo and eight children lived over a shop dasttoyed by the military yesterday, said that he was not allowed to remove anything, not even wearing apparel, before the building was de-Htroj'ed. Ho declared this was lu contradiction to the statement made by officials that time would be given for removal of effects. Humphries stated that his wife joined him in a plou for time to save a piano, which was a gift to his daughter, but they were re plemented by the Sandy bill passed f"^^'l- ^}'% o^T,'' �^ ^''"l' ''''''' by the Ontario legislature would give!appealed vainly to the officer iu "SAVE MY BABY." WOMAN, CRIED; WAS A DOG BISBEE, plea of Ariz., Jan. 22.-The 'firemen, save woman my baby" claused three firemen to risk suffocation In a fire here early today. The baby was rescued. It was a dog. REWARD FOR SLAYING . BANDITS IN MISSOURI KANSIS CITY, Mo., Jan. 22.-A standing reward of $500 to any person for the death of each bandit killed while attempting to rob a member of any bank was voted here today by the Association of Suburban Bankers. the people of Ontario the fullest and readiest opportunity to make this province absolutely dry. TJiese bills, however, he said, would not prevent liquor being made in Ontario or exported ttf, points outside this province, but the way would bo payed for the final abolition ot the manufacture of liquor in Ontario. charge in lielialt ot Humphries, explaining that lie was a ivondoner, and not connected with Irish politics. LENINE 18 ILL Suicided by Hanging Herself in Barn-Had Been in Despondent Mood ? COPENHAGEN, Jan. 22.- > Nikolai Lenine, Bolshevik ? premier of Russia is ill and has ? been ordered to take a long > rest, says a special dispatch from Helsingfors which has ; been received here. Rumors > that Lenine has been suffering * i Mrs. June Hawes. wife of ; > ? ? : : ? ? * ? ? > ? ? ; known farmer living about FAKIR'S W THE GAME OF CHANCE (From Our Own CorreBpouileut) TABER, Jan. 21.-Suffering from melancholia, and In a despondent I mood, caused it is thought by worry, a well u mile north of Barnwell, committeed suicide this morning, by hanging herself with a lariat. Tlie body was discovered hanging in the barn near the house I this forenoon. Constable Frewin of the A.P.P. detachment, went out on being notified, and investigated, and Coroner McNIchol was sent for from Lethbridge arriving about 3:30, but after considering the circumstances, decided that an inquest was unneces-sarj'. It is to be noted that a brother of the deceased woman took his own life several years ago whilo living about five miles south of Tal)er, near the Wadena schoolhouse. Particulars as to the disposal of tiie reniuina are not available at present, lint the funeral will likely take place sit llitru-well, the family living near there. Austrian: "It doesn't matter whetiiw I chooao black or white, I always lose."-pi9 KSS^ fei Vieuna. STOCKHOLM CELEBI^ATES STOCKHOLM, Jan. L'2.- CANADIAN MONEY AT 20 PER CENT. DISCOUNT CLi^VELAND, Jan. i:2.-Iu an effort to break up the operations of a sajig of money exchangers, Cleveland baukers, acting tbrougli the Cleveland cleariug liouse, late today voted to uccopt Oanadiun money only at a discount of 20 pur eejit. This action was talcon a committee of bankers [ier in the day had agreed to discount silver and paper money alike. eCTlie SAFE, EVEN IN TIGHTS Ottawa Police Can't Interfere With Women Wearing Extremely Short Skirts OTTAWA, Jan. 21.-The police ivill hot interfere with women in ;he Dominion capital who ottempt to be ultra-fashionable by wearing exfremely short skirts, according to Inspector McLaughlin of the mprality squad today. Complaint was. made yesterday that a woman who was "old enough to know better" had been seen on the principal streets exposing her Imees by a "daringly" cut-away skirt. "We cannot stop 'em as long as their bodies are covered," 'the inspector declared. "They can wear tights it they like as long as their body is covered." British Sub Sank Hundred Miles Prom Lands' End GAREITES Big Convention Goes on Record Against Their Sale and Manufacture PROVINCIAL TREASURER CO-OPERATIVE CREDITS Resolution Asks For a Co-Op-erative. Tannery in the l^rovince O ^ > ^ O A O O if