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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGES VOLUME XIV. LETHBWIXiE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 192t NUMBER Farmers to Contest Federal Vacancy In Medicine Hat Seat Certain to Place Candidate in Field For Vacancy Created By Mr. SMton's Death Society Will Have Chance To Make Display at Ontario Legislature MILITARY TO CUT MORE OF A FIGURE TORONTO, Jan. Ontario If.8l3lai.ure is scheduled to open to- morrow. In view of this there is re- HiarkaMy little nativity in govern- ment, circles, anil very little legisla-j lion lias been under course of pre- paration. So far as the government is concerned the session is not likely to be a lengthy one. Members of the oijuosHion arc, however, not inclined to that view. Hon. G. Howard Forgu- S'.iu, lender of the Conservative wing of tli'j opposition, which has been fltre'.'Klheacd by the election of Major A. C. -Lewis as member for tforth East Toronto in place of Hon. H. J Cody who resigned, has announced In un- ntlBtakafol.e terms that he will do some- very plain talking whan the house meets and that the government will called upon to answer many questions. Hon. Mr. Ferguson has forecasted further" developments la regard to matters concerning the tim- ber limits in Northern Ontario which "will bo both interesting and surpris- ing t.j the public." fe'o fur as has been definitely an- nounced tho onlr important bill 'Nvhicii tiie government is ready to forward is one providing for ruTx! credits. Hon. Manning Do'nerty, minister of Agriculture, will iponsor bill which has lor its object the i ussistir-s of the farmers in the prov- ince to secure money at a lower rate of interest than that which they have to pay to chartered banks. The cnmmlttoo which HMlon was appointed to Investigate the ques- tion of proportional representation has reported back in favor of trying out the scheme ju certain urban and rural constituencies. The govern- itrtht will'probably take steps lu tali direction. Hydro Radial matters will give rise to considerable discussion. The re- port of the Sutherland, commission in all probability be ready before the close of the session. Conserva- tive members will be very pronounc- ed in their demand for a vigorous Hydro policy. Debate on this ques- tion is likely to be long drawn out. j The report of the Rmdell-LatcMord uommlssiou who have been investigat- ing the affairs of the Department of i Lands, Forests and Mines will also I be brought up before the house. Thi8> wHl be the occasion of a battle royal between Hon. 0. II. Ferguson and the Prime' Minister. J. Johnson, U.F.O. member for Lanark, will probably move the ad- dress in reply to the speech from the Inrone at the opening of the legisla- ture. The address will be seconed by Karl Homuth, Labor member for South Waterloo, who is regatyled as probably the ablest man in the Labor group, and a clear, forceful speaker. Hon. K. Raney, attorney-general, certainly have amendments to the Ontario Temperance Act. These will be in the direction of making it harder to secure intoxicating liquors, rather than any modification of the act. The attorney-general has al- (Continued on Page Five.) 1'ERRIN POSSIBLE CANDIDATE There if a report that E. Biker, prominent farmer and U. F. A. mm, of Nemlikam, may be the candidate in the MedleUe Hat district Ho i. a college bred mail and particularly well Inf armed on public Already he hat had valu- able municipal experience. Already CALGARY, Jan. 24. Farmers are already getting ready to put a candi- date in the field to contest tho Medi- cine Hat federal constituency, render- ed vacant by the death ot the UIght Hon. A. L. Slfton, Liberal Unionist member of the government. When seen Monday morning by a repre- sentative cf the Canadian Press, H. W. Wood, president of tho United Farmers of Alberta, stated that out- side of the meeting of Medicine Ifat delegates at the recent convention in Edmonton, be had no intimation at the moment who might be the pos- sible farmers' candidate. That the seat would be contested was a cer- tainty, he said. The intention is to call a meeting of the Medicine Hat divisional associa- tion at a fairly early date when the question of selecting a candidate will be discussed. According to Mr. Wood, the Medi- Hat association, is politically the strongest of any of the U. F. A. units and it is asserted It will put up a big fight to win the seat. It was the Medicine Hat divisional association that has been most prom- inent at "the two annual conven- tions in urging political action on the part of the farmers., With the fleets- slqn reached at the last convention any political activities that are en- gaged in will emanate from the U. F. A. as whole and not through any separate political organization. By placing a candidate in the field it will nrtt federal seat that will hare been contested in Alberta by farmers. The last Dominion census 1911 gave tkc rntinjE a population of to- the ulecttel of 1917 the late minister was returned by a ma- jority of 3301. n MAKE GUNS AS HARD TO GET AS POISON MONTREAL, Jan. ers should be just as difficult to procure as poison and if the au- thorities were sincere in their efforts to suppress crime, they would certainly deal differently with the revolver danger, was the declaration of .Robert Bickerdike, presiding at the general meeting of the Canadian prisoners' fare association here Saturday. Retiring1 Minister of Public Works for Manitoba The Hon. George A. Cirleraon, who lias been compelled to retire, owing (o ill health, from the position of Min- ister of Public Works for Manitoba lu the cabinet of Premier Jiorrls. Put Mad Mullah Out of Business Bombed Out of Most of the Leaders Killed or Captured WASHINGTON-, Jan. destruction of- the power of native ruler of' Sovnaliland, Africa, and for thirty years a'problem to British authorities, was- accomplish- ed -within three weeks by less than 200 airmen and. 11 nghtlng planes, ac- cording to an official report just re- ceived here. Bombed out of their strongholds, the natives were par- sued and all the leaders except Mul- lah, captured or killed, the report stated. The air expedition was sent out In 1915 but detalla were kept secret. It was the last of. 'many punitive forces sent to Somaliland where continued uprisings have Involved the British In military operations at frequent intervals since 1886. The situation was so serious in 1914 that action was .necessary but the government hesitated because ot the cost, estimated at ot dispatching troops to estab- lish order. In the emergency, the air force was called upon and 32 officers and 164 men In addition to the med- ical detachment sot out. An advance party; masquerading as engineers in sSnrch of oil wells, land- ed and set up a base. Then the mach- ines appeared aad for a week Mad Mullah's stronghold Jit the interior was bombed aiid shot up, while the native camel corps co-operated, hold- ing a line about the scene. The Miillah forces finally broke- through this line heading- south and the air- planes pursued them for two weeks more, bombing and shooting up the fleeing natives', scattering their stock and utterly destroying the power of the rebel leaders. Thus tho empire for, the first time in thlrty-fonr years was left In peaceful possession Of the country. Two casualties In tho camel corps wero the only British losses. DISHWATER BEATS MASKED BURGLAR CHELSEA, MMS., W That a masked buralar with an automatic plitol ia no match for l woman urmed with i pan full of hot dishwttfr has proved by Mri Elale.Walte. The Intrud- er poked his head and revolver through the kitchen, doorway and demanded' all the money In tht house. He gat about a gallon of bailing and withdrew with- out further Two Shot Dead While Out Walk- ing in County Mon- aghan WERE RIDDLED WITH BULLETS Gasotbe Tank BELFAST, Jan. constables who had been shot dead and another who had been wounded were found lying Saturday on the roail at Strau- coden, county Monaghau. The constables, Taylor and Clark, went for a walk in the country Saturday night. Upon their failure to return, a searching party was sent for them. The bodies of Hogarty and Taylor were found lying In the road about a quarter of a mile from the barracks. They were riddled with bullets, hav- ing apparently been fired Into as they lay on the ground. Constable Clark was not found un-j til Sunday morning when he was dis-{ covered In an unconscious condition IS a building near the spot where the other bodies wero found. It is sup- posed that after being wounded ho made his way into the building for shelter. Ho was removed to a hos- pital where he was found to be suffering from six dangerous bullet wounds and little hope Is held out for his recovery. All three ot the constables were former and had been sta- tioned at Strancoden for only a month. Sergt. Kemp, who was wounded in a bomb attack at Armagh about a week ago, died bere today. He was the eleventh to die from violence dur- ing the week-end. Presbyterian Minister Arrested BELFAST, Jail. J. A. Ir- vln. a Presbyterian minister, who spoke in the United States with Ea- monn De Valera, during the latter's tour, has been arrested, it was learn- ed here today. Boy Killed CORK, Jan. boys were wounded, one of whom later died, when troops enforcing the curfew fired at some persons.in the vicinity of Shandon street last evening, pre- sumably because they failed to halt when challenged. The curfew, according to the new arrangements, begins at 5 p.m. fopbdesjany j Negroes Killed Row of Tenement Houses Wrecked and Many of Oc- eapants Killed MEMPHIS, Tenn., Juu. At least 25 persona, most of them ne- groes, wore killed, according to police estimates, and 50 of more injured by an explosion hero today of a tank of gasoline. The explosion destroyed u row of frame dwellings at Front and Laony streets. shattered windows within a radius of 15 blocks and shook the entlre-mntn end of the city. A rev ot tenement houses a block length, All of frame construction levelled by the force of the ex- plosion and many of their occupants were killed or maimed. While police estimate the dead at about the, toll of fatalities, it was said hours after the ex- plosion, may larger when the com- plete check is niade of the occupants of the' dwfcUinfs and the ruins examined. MUSHING BACK in tha Chicago Baity News. THIS WEEK Premiers Meeting in Paris May Settle Many Complicated Questions' are lie People Of Another Age LAUREL, Miss., Jan. ded by the comforts of civilization, Albert Parson, the "wild man of the Leaf River his 50-year-old wife, whom he says he caught 23 years ago in a bear trap, and a two- year-old baby girl, all of whom stray- ed into the village of Lux, Friday, like people from another age, are as much a -mystery to the authorities as when first discovered. Interest centers In the identity of tha baby. Authorities feel certaiu that she is not the child of the cou- ple, who although In perfect health, show signs of years liv- ing and constant battling with the forces of nature. The woman has lost an eye, which she declares in rambl- ing statements, was "scratched out'by a wild .cat." PREMIER'S PARENTS OBSERVED ANNIVERSARY Is the Slogan of All the Parties in the West Peterboro Bye-Election PETERBORO, Jan. H. Independent Conserva- tive; R. Dtnne, government; G. N. Gordin, Llbtr.l; J. C. Camp- bell, U.P.O. and Thomaa McMur- ray, labor, wtra nominated as for the West Peter- boro bye-eltctlon today. PETERBORO, Jan. is nomination day in tha federal riding of West Peterboro and the Indications this moroing that when the re- turning officer this afternoon declares the lists there will be can- didates In Held, representing ths government (National Liberal and Liberal ddapendent, Conservative, USier and Farmer. Jt German Communists Have Raised Red Army BERLIN, Jan. cemlttfficlal statement Inued today, says that evidence of the existence of a red army created by the German communltt party been revealed by house to house searches In Dusselderf, Euen, Elbertleld and Bremen. The military headquarters, says the statement, is Berlin. The statement declares that the red army poasesses light and Heavy gum in vast quantities and other war material. Action wa> scheduled to begin at the conclusion of the recent strike at the smelters at Hamborn, but it was postponed for a fort- night. A report from Duiseldorf says the generaT of the red army hat been arrested.' Ulster Leader to Refuse. North of Ireland Not to Lose Interest LONDON, Jan. Edward Carson Is expected to refuse the prem- _____ __. iership of the province of Ulster and is expected that'ewry candidate will ttiso intimate his wjthdtawaj from accept nomination with the Intention Irfsn affairs when he receives an Ul ......the ot remaining strongly In the fljht till the conclusion ot the balloting on February 7. Hon. Arthur Meighen, Sir Georje Foiter and other members of the gov- ernment have already addressed meetings In the riding. Hon. Mackenzie King, leader of the Liberal opposition, was.here on Sat- urday 'night and the United Farmers hope to secure Hon. T. A. Crerar to address a meeting on behalf of their man. The Laboriten are tairly strong in Peterboro city and will make a big campaign. ,J. H. Burnhani, the former member arid now independent Conservative candidate, is instituting a vigorous campaign. All camps seem to havo adopted the slogan "make it even hotter than East Elgin." Is De Valera Now in Paris? PAllIS, Jan. O'Ceallaigh, represenative hers ot the Sinn Fein, retused to confirm or deny reports j received here from London that De Valera, the Irish Republican leader is In Paris. "I have nothing to say about he said, "but it might not 'do any harm to have a look around. You never can tell whom you might find." ster delegation tomorrow, says the Dally Mail. He will continue his in- terest in Ireland, the newspaper de- clares, "simply as a well wisher from England." Sir Edward will go to Ulster next month publicly announce his with- drawal aftd attend the opening of the Ulster parliament, which ceremony, the Daily Mail declares, may be per- formed by King George. BROTHERS QUARRELING REVOLVER DISCHARGED AND WOMAN WAS HIT TORONTO, Jan. and William Jlallan, brothers, of Windsor, who. for some time were agents of Rev. J. O. L. Spracklin in the pros- ecution of rum-runners on the Es'sex border, were arrested here this aftr- noon on a charge of criminal neglig- ence. The alleged criminal negligence was the shooting ot Mrs. Ruby Cross, 21 Wood Street. Mrs. Cross was re- moved to St. Michael's hospital. According to the police the Hallan brothers were quarreling and a revol- ver was discharged during the quar- rel. The bullet crashed through a partition in the house and hit Mrs. i who pvas in the next room. OTTAWA, Jim. with health and happiness, Mr. and Mrs. Jos, Meighen, parents of Canada's premier, yesterday celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage. The golden wedding anniversary was the occasion of-no special celebration, but -despite tho quietness which char- acterized the observance of the day at the homo ot their distinguished eon, Right Hon. Arthur there was ample evidence that the' event was being observed and ro-l membered. j Both on Saturday and Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Meighen received niinv erous tributes and esteem. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jbs. Meighen are still healthy and active, though Mr. Meighen is 74 and his wife 71 years old. They came to Ottawa from1'St. Mary's, On- tario, where tiieir six children were born. LIFE IMPRISONMENT INSTEAD OF DEATH IN FOUR WESTERN CASES CHILDREN RUSHING TO GREET FATHER WERE DROWNED OTTAWA, Jan. i ot the death sentence to life imprison- ment has been granted by the gover- nor-in-council in four cases. One of theFe ia the double hanging case. The two men condemn- ed to ueath and who will now suffer life imprisonment are J. Scanlon and Mike Molyineaui. Their execution had bsen fixed for January 27. E. Oikovik. YorKtou, Sack., has been sen- tenced to a life term, and John Kozi, Prince Albert, will also servo life im- prisonment. MONTREAL, Jan. to meet'their father- who was coming across the ice on the Ottawa river, Margaret Brown, six and Willie, four, of Vaudreuil, fell Into a hole made some some time previously by him when cut- ting Ice and vyere drowned on Saturday afternoon. A BAD NIGHT FOR BROWNS OF HAMILTON FRENCH EXPECT BRIAND TO SETTLE REPARATIONS HAMILTON, Ont., Jan. day night was a bad night for the Browns oi: Hamilton. Harry Brown was hit in the head and knocked un- conscious hy u stone hurled at him by a stranger because lie declined to hand out a cigarette. G. W. Brown's house was entered by burglars, who stole a gold brooch and other artielos. John Brown was held up and robbed by a gang who rlflud his pockets of and injured him. A fourth Brown figured in these cases. This was Sergt. Tom Brown of the.police force, who started out In pursuit of them. eral of Me late Right Hon. A. ton, secfetary of state, which MANY PROMINENT MEN TO ATTEND FUNERAL OTTAWA, Jan. prominent men from various parts of Canada are arriving here tonight and more are expected tomorrow to attend the fun- L. Sif- :h taken place Monday at 3 o'clock from tho Chateau Laurier to Eeechwoad ceme- tery. Rev. Dr. Rose of Douglas Meth- odist church, Montreal, will conduct the services. The honorary pall bear- ers will be: Right Hon. Arthur Mei- ghen, Sir Robert Bprden. Sir Arthur Currie, Sir James Lougheed, Hon. C. Ballantyne, Hon. Mr. Justice Mas- ten, Toronto, Judge Huycke of Peter- boro and Lieut! Col. O. M. Biggar. Among those who sent floral offer- ings were the family; Premier Meigh- Lady Bordcn; sfr Clifford and Lady Sifton; government of Alberta; Sir Arthur and Lady Currie; Premier and Mrs. Stewart, Edmonton; members of the house of commons from Al- berta; Hon. Justice Duff and Mrs. Duff; JJ D. Macarthur, Winnipeg; Sen- ator and Mrs. Edwards; Lady Laur- ier, and tlieV department of state. GRANT HAUL'S SISTER WAS FATALLY BURNED MILK RIVER LOSES AN OLD RESIDENT (From Our Own Correspondent) MILK K1VJ3R, Jan. death of Mr. .Tames Melvin occurred at Gait hospital, Lethbridge, oil Saturday, Jan- uary ]yth. Mr. Melvhl was a ruimlont ot Milk River for the past fifteen I years, coming from Manitoba. Pie leaves to mourn his loss, four sons and one daughter, who reside at Winnipeg. I The remains warn shipped from Leth- bridge to Milk River on .Monday. Rev. Dengis. of Warmer, conducting tho funeral services lit tiio school. The remains wove laid to rest in the pub- lic cemetery, Milk River.' Tlio pall-1 bearers P. Griffiths. Mr. Hell, Jno. Turner, Mr. Mantle, Mr. Cropley, .1. joi-bamn. .Ur. Cuutcs of moments. PARIS, Jan. of Great Britain, France, Italy, Bel- gium and Japan, gathered here today for a conference which seemed sec- ond in importance only to that pre- ceding the signing of the treaty ot Versailles. The principal figures the meeting were Lloyd Gsorira of Great Britain and ArlBtldo Briand oi Trance. About these men tho negotiations of the conference will revolve during the coming week and it is believed that when the con- ference will have finally adjourned the allied world will have settled long pending questions and long threaten- ing serious complications, not only between allied and enemy countries, but between the governments which fought side by side against the cen- tral empires from 1914 to 1018. Tn importance these subjects rank- ed as follows; Reparations, disarma- ment of Germany, enforcement or al- teration of the treaty with Turkey, relief for Austria and policies to bo pursued in dealing with Russia. All of them are questions on which the different participant nations are more or less divided and the settlement ot which Is viewed with great concern. Arrangements for the first session this morning contemplated discussion ot German disarmament by allied military..eiperts, who are understood to have'agreed on a solution which would grant a short period of grace to Germany In which to execute the engagements she made at the Spu conference. It is believed the con- ference will not called upon tu do more than to ratify the plan sub- mitted by the experts which .should not require more than one sitting. The program (or the day which, ot course, was but provisional, called for consideration ot the subject 'ot coil deliveries, the arrangement made be- tween the allies and Germany.at Spa expiring on January 31 It was fore- cast that the allies would endeavor to reach a new decision on the sub- ject as rapidly as possible so Germany might be notified before that date. This business once out of the the. conference would be free to de- vote all its time to the o( reparations, which was evidently thu most important to come before thu meeting and upon which many de- pended. Briand and Reparations M. Briand, it has been owed his selection, as French premier to the fact that he was considered tu be the- man who could most clearly and convincingly plead the cause of France regarding reparations beton: the conference. The financial anil euuriomic position of France and the possible negotiations of loans in Am- tions made by the French cabinet lay tho claims of France before the allied governments. German economic experts may be summoned to this city before the con- ference has continued very long. The contention of Premier Lloyd (Jeorga that the conference fix tho amount of (Continued Jn fage 41. TWO SPORT PAGES WITH SPORT NEWS 6 AND 3. New Minister of Public Works for Manitoba FATHER OF LETHBRIDCE CITIZEN DEAD AT GOOD OLD AGE MONTREAL, Jan. McClenaghan, Sfl, died- hero- yesterday. He was a general merchant at Howick, Quebec for'sixty years. He leaves one son, Cnarlrs McClenaghan of Lethbridge, Alia., and six 4 daughters among whom are Mrs. Thos. Bennett ot Vau. couver. WQMAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO LATE MR. SIFTON OTTAWA, Jim. following tribute to the late Right Hon. A. L. Sifton was received this morning from Miss Viua lAckner, Biggar, president of the Dominion order of the Daughters of Canada "With t'he death of Right Hon. A. MONTREAL, .Tail. It. F. Shaw, sister ot Grant Hall, vice- president of the Caiiadian Pai'.ifu: i Railway, died yesterday "t the Mont- real Homeopathic Hospital, after silt-i '______________ ferine from severe burns about FACE PRESSED INTO EARTH; I body since last Friday. She was bum- FARMER FOUND DEAD led while lighting tl.n gas stove in gT Tnmus. Ollt.. Jan. the kitchen ot her homo, the tho earth and a from the stove igniting her clothing. him dowll }rf Ulo neck, Lemon Edscworth, a prominent fiirm- (.T of Yarmouth was foynd dead under ii fallen apple tree. lie went put to trim tint tree wh'nli had partly fallen and was apparently ransnt when it fell. ff ff SIR MARTIN HARVEY IS STILL IN HOSPITAL L. Sifton, there passes 'an eminent nation builder. Infiis mountain, home at Banff, in Calgary as chief Justice, In Edmonton as premier, Hon. Arthur J Sifton will not be forgotten. The women of Alberta will remember him for granting them the franchise. For distinguished service at the peace conference and in advancing Canada's status nf nationhood, Canada will re- her fitted patriot. ___ TORONTO, Jan. Sir John Martin Harvey, tho Brit- ish actor, who was taken ill liore last Wednesday, is 'still In a hospital in this city and will not he able to Join company for some limo. Hn Is said to be making satisfactory progress toward recovery. His company loft Toronto hist night to continue Its tour. PRINCE SAVED BRITISH SAILOR STOCKHOLM, Jan. Princs Gustave on Saturday sav- ed a British cailor from Tho sailor fell overboard from a dingy near a pier In thi hartwr while the' prince was pawing, Custave climbed down the timb- ers of thij> polulment .of I.t. Cul. C. D. McPher- son, as Minister ot Public WorjtB. Ho succeeds the Hon. George Grior- son who IKUI roaigncd owing tu ill Health. f ;