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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION Tfl PAGES f VOLUME XIV, LETHB1UDOE, AUJERTA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1921 Presence in Ottawa Today Gives Rise Once More to Rumors MAY SUCCEED LATE HON. ARTHUR SIFTON OTTAWA, Jan. fo-ce is lent to that Hon. E. L. Paten- aude Is likely to join the govern- ment by the presence of Mr. Patcnsude In Ottawa again today. Mr. Patenaude has made several trips to Ottawa of late interview- ing the prime minister. Again this morning he met the premier by appointment. The suggestion Is made that Mr. Patcnaude mighc be taken in as secretary of state to succeed the late Mr. Sifton. Mr. Patenpude held Ihio port folio for a time in the Eorden administration and were he to accept it again, he would be returning to familiar duties. Sckccl Trustees Convention Dates Correct Dates Are February 2 and Delegates Are Expected NUMBER 8 Something To Worry About DO wrrH AW. THE AUTOMOBILES FROM THE GASOLIN6- IS CONS: Hope we are not (polling the party, but-----. Something else to worry we decide what we are going do about tho unrest and the high of living. in Des Moiues Register. (Special to The Herald) EDMONTON, Alia., Jan. Unfortunate confusion has arisen regarding the dates of the coming Albfitu school trustee convention in Calgary. The correct dates are Wednesday and Thursday, Febru- ary 2nd snd 3rd. Fully one thous- and trustees are expected to at- tend. Important business for all school beards will be considered. Twenty-four Miners On Trial for Murder; Sequel To Battle at Matewan 'No Man's Land" Popular New Members Join Group Local Member To Be There OTTAWA, Jan. Canadian No Man's Land" which lies between the Liberal opposi- ion and the National Progressives, may, at the coming ession, have some additional occupants. Last session lajor Andrews was the sole occupant. Rumors here in- dicate that Major Andrews may be joined this year A. Buchanan of Lethbridge, Fred Davis of Neepawa, and J. A. Campbell, of Nelson, Man. Hon. A. K. MacLean also has intimated his intention of crossing the floor from the government side. West Va., Jan. men from the little mining town of Matewan, five miles away, were today to answer to the charge of murder in the Mingo county circuit court. They were indicted last July for the part they are alleg- ed to have taken in a battle with private detectives who had evict- ed former employees of the Stone Mountain Coal company from the company's houses. In the fight seven detectives, the mayor, C. C. Testerman, and two other per- sons were killed. FARM LABOR WAGES IN U. S. REACHED HIGHEST POINT EVER LAST YEAR Wage WASHINGTON, Jan. rates 'for farm labor -reached their highest point in the history of the United States in 1920, as national averages, according to figures gather- ed by the department of agriculture and made public today. The average wage rate- for labor hired by the month, it was shown, was 5-10.80 with board and .JG4.95 without beard, for day labor, and at harvest JB.CO, with I Mrs. Wolwjr Loses Home and board and without board, per day. For day labor other than at harvest the scale averaged with board and without board. In 1895 the rate for hirings by the Senator Lynch-Staunton Slams Ontario Dry Law TORONTO, Jan. onslaught on the "injustice" of tho Ontario Temperance Act, characterized the address of Senator George Lynch- Staunton, K.C., of Hamilton, speak- ing to the members of the Young M-en's Canadian Club last night the necessity for maintaining the senate as part of the government sys- tem of Canada. "The senate, no matter what people say, cannot possibly be abolished for a great many declared the senator, explaining that every prov- ince in the Dominion would first have to agree to its abolition, "or else you are guilty of what the Germans are guilty an agreement as a scrap of paper." The senator' Bought-'to (how that in addition to protecting provincial rights and stopping hasty legislation, the senate of Canada In its -greatest func- tion, protected the people against the crown. That was the greatest rea- son for the continued existence of the upper chamber, in his opinion. This function of the senate protect- ed the subject's, life, his property and honor against the executive that has the administration of the the government or the country in hand. It was the fundamental principle up- on which trial by jury was estab- lished. Then speaking on the O. T. A., the senator said: "A one-chamber cabinet In Toronto has handed to the crown absolute control over you and me and every one of us." Under the act any magistrate could send a man to jail for as long as a year without thi right of appeal and without a trial by jury. The, senator has been retained to defend former Magistrate Hastings Dunnville in the Investigation of his conduct as magistrate that led to Allied Military Experts Bring in Bpth French and British REPARATIONS ALSO DISCUSSED PARIS, Jan. allied milL tary experts today handed the su- preme allied council their report on plan for the disbaiidment of Ger- man military units. The reports give satisfaction to the-French viewpoint on the question providing for full com- pliance with all disarmament clauses of the Versailles treaty. It concedes to Great Britain's view as to the granting of a further delay which was suggested on Monday be- fore the supreme council by Mr. Lloyd George. Two-thirds of the operation of disarmament must be completed 'by March 1 and the work must be finish- ed by July 1. This decision means that the civic guards and the security police must be disbanded, as must ail other simi- lar organizations not allowed by the treaty of Versailles. The council has still to act upon the report, but it was the general -opinion this morning that it would approve tlie conclusions of the experts. Reparation! Discussed Paul Doumer, French minister of finance, opened the discussion of Ger- man reparations by the council this morning. He read n report on the] financial situation and outlined the Frenchylewpoint concerning a solu- tion ofthe reparations question. The conference then heard Baron D'Aber- non, British, ambassador to Germany. A committee which was appointed yesterday to .consider measures for :he relief of Austria has begun work seemed yesterday to -have been rele- gated to an indefinite .future date. A proposal that We matter be turned over to the League of Nations was not entertained by the council, and another which would call for a loan of a Quarter of a billion dollars to Austria during the next years was similarly rejected. Great Britain re- L. George Slams Paris Press Won't Go TvKws PARIS, Jan. Lloyd Oeorso is understood to havo taken exception to an article in u Paris newspaper criticising his attitude on various questions now being discussed by the supremo allied council and has protested to Premier Briand regarding the tone of the French press, says the Oeuvre. "Since T am treated this the newspaper quotes Premier Lloyd George as saying, "I tell you I will never come to Paris again." M. Brland, in cutisuijtieneo oC tliirf protest to news- paper reporters last night to use more moderation in writing of the work of the supremo Council. "I am not supported by ;U1 of he declared. "Indiscre- tions, oven pure inventions, were printed this morning, winch do not please my Interlocutors. It that goes on you will make it im- possible for any more meetings to he held in Paris." GBIURH STMTIOK Macleod Branch People Arc Indignant Over Action Of C.P.R. In Cancelling Train Conference of Powers in LOB don on February Revise Treaty of Sevres WILL DISREGARD KING CONSTANTLNI Hot Protests Wired Railway Commission Following In- ter-Town Meeting at Claresholm (By a Staff Reporter) CLARESHOLM, Jan. over the unexpected announcement by the C. P. R. that passenger trains No. 450 and No. 451 running between Calgary and Macleod were to be dis- continued, a meeting of protest way aeld in the town hall here yesterday, fused to entertain such a proposition and Italian d tioL to any atnx South Macleod Irrigation Disk May y Bonds Firm Heavily Interested in Land There Said To Be Ready to Buy Them (From Our Own Correspondent) MACLEOD, Jan. to the U. F. A. convention arc delighted with the apparent success of the convention from a farmers irfiewpoint, tho ad- vances made by ihe farmers the past year, as to organization, manifested ......_____ _. by the large number of delegates and I Nanton, J. P. Rea and S. T. Marshall representatives being present from High lltver, Stavely, Claresholm and PAKIS. conference i London on the Greco-Turkish tion will be held the latter part i> February, beginning probably i'eb ru.iry 21. Premier Briund will senr telegrams to the governments a Granura. While Macleod was unrepre-f Athens and Constantinople notifying sented, Mayor Fawcett over long dls- Parts of the province, tha ln the whic wouJd com n e er feeral governments have mit Austria and her futue to te a? ,e.eral gov guidance of any combination of state" recog- _, -----if states The situation at Vrenna was viewed as being closely related to that in Prague, Budapest, Belgrade and other Central European capitals, and the committee appointed to study the mat- ter was advwsd to formulate a plan contemplating assistance for the whole situation. month without board was J17.G9 In 1914 it was 139.88. NEW LINE OF FREIGHTERS HALIFAX, Jan. of a line of tons passenger and freight boats between Boston, Hali- fax, St. Johns, Newfoundland anil Montreal, with Charlottetown and Que- bec as ports of call, by the Canada Steamships Lines, Limited, appears to be the next big shipping move of interest, according to reports reach- ing Halifax. No Insurance KILLED WHILE COASTING HALIFAX, Jan. on a hand sled yesterday afternoon. Will- lam Craig, aged five, ran Under the wheels of an automobile and suffered Injuries from1, which he died 20 min- utes later. A A Q i DEMONSTRATION FARMS FOR QQUEBEC COUNTIES QUEBEC, Jan. ,T. K. Caron, minister of agricul- ture, announced today that it is the intentjon of the govern- ment to establish demonstra- 4 tion farms in every county of 4 the province. Attorney-Gen e his resignation. Raney calling Jo. Fifteen Killed in Train. Wreck in Wales; Brother Is a Victim (From Correspondent) CARDSTONV Van; J5.--T'onight at 7.30 o'clock the home of Grandma Wolsey, tho mother of Luther Wolsey, one of Cardston's merchants, was burned to the ground.- The fire stall- ed in the bedroom from the heating stove door being left partly open and a live coal falling on the rug in front of the stove. At the time, no one was in the house, the grandmother being called just across the fence to the homo of Luther Wolsey, her son, to at- tend to her daughter-in-law, who is sick in bed with a new born baby. While she was out the fire started! and before it was noticed the whble j room was full of fire. Before anyone could get into the building It hai1 spread to other rooms, and not a single thing was saved whole build- ing, except a pillow which was thrown out of the window. About in fur- niture and the value of the house, about or was a total loss! as there was no insurance rat-Hpr! all. Tho loss comes very heavy on i the widowed mother at thin time of the year, having 7iot only lost her home but many keepsakes were burnt as well, especially a present from her daughter of a fine fur coat worth perhaps which was only receiv- ed this last Christmas. Tho town fire brigade, although on ABERMULE, Wales, Jan. Fifteen persons, 11 of whom were passengers, were killed in a rail- way wreck near here today. Many others were injured. The wreck occurred when the coast express collided with a train from Mont- gomery. Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, brother of the Marquis of London- derry, who was one of those in- jured, died shortly after the col- lision. In the various constituencies where elections have been held. They are fully alive to the situation, but have .not yet decided locally, .as to whether they will contest the provincial se'at at the forthcoming election.- The fed- eral election will no doubt find a far- mer In the field. Another line of suc- cess is tne state of the treasury, suf- ficient to pay expenses, and then some. The greatest for the southern dele- gates, was the manner the whole con- vention lined up behind the irrigation scheme, when it was presented on the floor of the convention. From the (MORE TALK OF BAKER Sir James Craig Ulster Premier? Prominent Ulster Unionist Will Allow1 His Name To Go Before People LONDON, Jan. Jas. Craig, who has been prominent in the coun- cils of the Ulster Unionists tor many years, has accepted an offer from ____ ,______ _______________ Ulster deputation now visiting Lon-1 end of this work completed in a few don to put his name before "the loyal days, and a report will be sent him, act that they knew nothing of the 0. R. order to discontinue the service .his week-end. Is the C. P. R. acting their own authority and ignoring the railway commission, which body ordered the trains in question on? This is being asked following the re- ply from the Calgary office. Inspector Hennick ia In Vancouver, which fur- ther complicates the situation. The representatives present at the meeting were Mr. Salt of High River, G. S. Ferris and Win. Robertson of of Stavoly; Mayor Ringrose find tho conference be held in London. Revise Sevres Treaty The basis of the London discussion would be the treaty of Sevres, which, of course, will have to be revised. Ac- cording to the present understanding the proposal is to assimilate the great zone of occupation with the economic zone where the sultan's sovereignty u retained and where tnere is nu Greek force of occupation. The military experts' report on dis- armament enumerates the clauses of the treaty that have not been execut- ed and places against each a maxi- Messrs. Holmes, Simpson, Knight, Mil- mum limit of delay for the applica- ler, Moffatt, Watt and others. Mr. I tion of the conditions, which in no Holmes of Claresholm, acted as chair- man. The general feeling at the meeting was that this line la being unfairly treated as passenger traffic which case will exceed live months. The substitution of tbis system for fixing a maximum period for the execution of the treaty as a whole, it is believ- ed, will satisfy all views and lead to should pass over this branch is divert-1 its rapid adoption. ed over the Aldersyde line. The or-} It only remains for the conferenca der, if put into effect, will seriously interfere with the mail and express along this line, also the passenger traffic, it is held. Mayor Leyilen of Granum said if the people did not rise up in a concerted protest, "the C. P. R. would in the end run a mixed train along this branch." to fix penalties for non-fullfilment. farthest north to east and west, they were all of one mind, that irrigation must be necessary to the south, an! they were all agreed to help the south to get it. Hepresentations were made to the government and will be made at tho coming session, for the carry- ing out the scheme, and commenc- ing of the work this year. AS FARMER CANDIDATE (From Our Own Correspondent) TABBR, Jan. U. F. A. events are on tho boards here accord- ing to Pres. .Tndson. P. E. Baker, the possible farmers' nominee in the Medicine Hat federal riding, may pos- A. R. McPadden, who is secretary- sibly speak here. Mr. Baker is treasurer for the South Macleod irriga- graduate Jon project, had a long interview with ;ha chief engineer in Calgary, and .hey have promised to have the office people of the six counties" for elec- tion as their leader, provided his selection should meet with the un- animous approval of the Ulster Unionists. A meeting of the standing com- mittee of the council will be held in Belfast, February 4 to consider the question, it was announced today. WINDSOR WOULD QUIT UTILITIES COMMISSION DOESN'T WORK OUT WELL after which further progress made, and it is expected that every- thing will be ready for the legislature when it meets. He also interviewed government officials on this important matter, and found them ono and all, willing to assist when tho department is ready. He is of the opinion that some work will ho carried. gn ston, Ont. of Queens university, King- T. WHITEFOOT HEADS MACLEOD VETERANS FOR THE COMING YEAR Legislature To Meet On Feb. 15 (Special to the Herald) EDMONTON, Jan. Al. berta legislature is likely to be called Feb. 19, the date decided on after the first postponement due to Premier Stewart's illness. Pre- mier Stewart will be unable to be present at the opening, but he is progressing favorably and will be on hand before the session has gone. far. DID DE VALERA GO BACK TO IRELAND AS STOKER ON FREIGHTER (From Our Own Cnrrespondentl I MACLEOD, Jan. annual! general meeting of the Great War Vut- PHILADELPHIA, Jail. re- port that Eaminon De Valera was a member of the crew of the South- crans was hold on Sunday. January j western Miller on 'his return to Ire- 23rd. The annual report for the yc was received as read, ami passed. From tho reports >a very- out this year. Every farmer in the rum "ry successful south is now anxious to have the J.'erlr was }m- lhl! started, and then they taow that it! 2 .fur' will be. completed. heir untiring efforts ,n performing It is also rumored that a firm liav-ltllolr A vote of thankr Ing heavy holdings hfirta are preparing land was denied today by the Furness Withy company, agonts here. Every man was known personally by the shipping agents it was main- ITll 1 1 firm .-1 ,ULl: Ul UlttlmS in aouthem AN! to Mr. Guttler, manager to make an offer r_1' 'T.hla After dls- A New York Rumor NKW YORK, .Inn. 25. Dispatches received today from Philadelphia In- dicated that Kammon De Valera, "president of the Irish sail- CALGARY BONDS GO UP IN. PRICE IN LONDON LONDON, Jan, Associated financial editor of the Morning Post as- serts that the direct result of the removal by the Canadian gov- ernment of the embargo on Cans- dian'Securitiec has been the ad- vance in the value of certain se- curities here, notably those of municipalities like Winnipeg and Calgary, and of provincial is- sues such as the Saskatchewan railway bonds. PIONEER WATERLOO PHYSICIAN DEAD WATERLOO, Out., SG.W. H. Webb, M. n., one of the pioneer phy- ____......., _.........._ ,_____ the ground, was useless, because the: nlcians of the town, died suddenly at city watord had.not hecn carried tolhis homo that part of the -town, 174th. year. hen (felt morning in hii ing permission from the provincial government for the city to withdraw from tho commission which is ap- pointed by special act of the legis- lature and controls most of the pub-'1 own holdings. PIONEER NEWSPAPER MAN DIES IN OSHAWA OSHAWA, Ono., Jan. Mundy, president of the Hot'ormc-r lie works and health jurisdiction of j Printing and Publishing company, n the border metropolitan area. j pioneer newsnaner man of Onlarln county, died at his home here last HALIFAX FINDS WORK FOR THE UNEMPLOYED HALIFAX, Jan. for a number of unemployed men was pro- vided at a special meeting last night of the city council which approved borrowing to pay for immedi- ate water and sewer service exten- sions by the water works depart- ment. The city engineer announced that the work would begin tils night in his Slth year. N.S. LUMBER COMPANY MAKES 20 PER CENT. CUT SYDNEY, N. 8., Jan. lo- cal lumber firm announced yes- terday that a per cent, cut in prices will take effect on Thursday of this week. The cut will cover building materials of all kinds. C. (.'Divan. J. Hucltwcll, V. H. Haker. A monting was huld utter, at which the secretary-treasurer, S. P. McOlad- dcry. was re-elected, and standing committees for the year named. U. S. STATE DEPARTMENT REFUSES TO REVERSE CORK MAYOR DECISION HAVANA, Jail. bill original- ins in the Cuban senate, providing for gradual liquidation of commercial and banking obligations covered by the moratorium decree which has in effect since October 10 las! was passed by the house of repre- sentatives last night. WASHINGTON, Jan. 26__Ths state department refused yester- day to reverse Its decision In the case of Lord Mayor O'Callaahan of Cork when appealed to by a committee representing the Am- erican Commission for the Inde- pendence of Ireland of New Jersey. FAMOUS DANSEUSE DIES MONTREAL, Jan. Marr Ronfan'li, former premiere danwusu of tlie Metropolitan Opera company and noted for her dancing nearly half a century ago in "The Black Crook" dirii here Into last, night. She was 70 years old. A native of lUIjv Mre. llonfanti, as a ballf.t and classical dancer first appeared at Cottat Garden, London, ;