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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta RMEffl PAGES VOLUME XIV. FIRST SECTION LETHBIUDGE, ALUKRTA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1921 FIRST SECTION NUMBER 39 Expressed By Old Country Press That He Will Not Understand Dominions SHOULD VISIT CANADA A3 SOON AS POSSIBLE LONDON, Jan. 27 As- sociated from Can- aria giving comment on the appoint- inont of Right' Hon. Winston Spencer Churchill to the colonial office have hitherto been few, but the Times to- day continues the discussion of em- pire relations baling its observations on the attendance of the Prince of "Wales at the Australia day celebra- tions yesterday. The Times reiter- ates that there Is much ignorance in Britain regarding the dominions and laments that this ignorance seems Insurmountable. It then proceeds to di-icaii the faith of Australians in their ability to preserve the island the white race, and adds: "It thoro is any doubt that Britain would be ready, in case of need, to support Australia ou this Issue with all her strength, -Ihen we say fareweirnot only to Australia, but to other dominions, for New Zealand, Sauth Africa and Canada all hold the same faith with equal determination." Danger Points "This is one of the, danger points" between Britain and' the dominions, and the .people of the United States are far more !u sympathy with opin- ion In the dominion! on question than are, far they have practical eiperlince of tie race question and wa at horaa none. Fortunately, Brltiib tUteamen know better than to treat neb questions with levity and so lonf IB .Lord Milner was at the colonial office the dominions knew they hid to deal with one who thor- (Kkghly understood and was In sym- pathy with their faiths. But already there are signs of doubt in .the do- minions about Mr. Churchill's at- titude. We see no immediate res- sons to nhars these doubts, hilt they do tend force to the suggestion that he should be quick to .visit Canada and plan u visit to the other domin- ions as soon as possible." Incidentally, says the Times, Aus- tralia is floating a here for five millions at sii per cent which Is sell- ing for The Dally Mail says Col. Amery, colonial under-secretary, is unwilling to serve under Mr, CJjurchill and is therefore seeking a change to another office. Legislature To Meet Feb. IS, Is Final Decision Cabinet Decides After Confer- ring With Premier Stew- art's Physician EDMONTON, Jan. Cana- dian a meeting of the pro- vincial cabinet this morning it was decided that no further postponement of the legislature would be neces- sary and consequently, the horfse will eonveno Jor the dispatch, of business Tuesday, February 15. The decision of the government, was arrived at af- ter consultation, with Premier art's physician. Several outstanding matters of im- portance such as amendments to the liquor act, the Irrigation policy, as well as' certain legislation with re- Bpect to the railroad situation In the north country occasioned by the ac- quisition of the Edmonton, Dunvfigan and British Columbia Railway by the Canadian Pacific and the transfer of. the A. and G.'W. Railway properties to the government of Alberta, are to come up at the coming session. Tills confirms the Herald's special dispatch from Edmonton yesterday on this matter. Bellevue Miner Killed, Tuesday (From Our Own Corresixindenf) BELLEVUE, Jan. miner Mmed John Seckclla was killed on Tueiday evening at No. 1 mine, Bellevue. the jury empan- elled did not hear any evidence the cause of hii death could not be ascertained. The jury, after ttit body, adjourned till Thursday morning it 10.30 whin htaring will be hear the WILL THE PASSENGERS REFUSE TO DESCEND -News, Dallas. DISAPPEARING IRISHMEN O'CALLA GHAN GETS HABIT NEW YORK, Jan. O'CailaKjun, lord mayor of Cork, whose status in the United States wasxtkat of a seaman awaiting; a cbaiice to re-abip from some tfri- ited States port, has dropped out of sight. i His last public appearance was on Tuesday when he addressed the executive committee of the' American committee for relief in At headquarters of Harry Boland, secretary to Eamoijn De Valera, "president of the Irish Re- public." It was said today O'Qal- laghan's movements were un- known. The hoteL at which he had been staying reported that he had left "several days ago." .L, Hollfnffsworth Wood, Chair- man committee of 'one hundred investigating the Irish question, said he knew nothing of O'Callaghan's future plans. Deficit OifrGovt. Railways I OTTAWA, Jan. arc now being prepared showing the result of last year's operation on the gov- ernment railways and will prob- ably be made public within a few days. It is expected that they will chow a deficit of about including tha Pacific. This Is in comparison with' a de- ficit of tile previous year. In both easfV flteed char- ges are comprised in the deflc.it- The increased deficit is ascrib- ed chiefly to higher wages and deferred maintenance. During the war years, the. roads could not be maintained at their usual stand- ard. Now improvements have to be made at considerably enhanced costs. The increases granted in passenger and freight rates have, it is said, been more than taken up by increased charges for labor. Fordney Bill la Cause of Clash Of Senate Leaders Democratic Leader Declares Principle of the Bill Repug- nant to His Party WASHINGTON, Jan. can and Democratic, senate leaders met in head-on collision yesterday when the former staricd a drive to put through the Fordney emergency tariff bill. Republican suggestions of a Demo- cratic filibuster brougKt on the clash. Democratic Leader Underwood told the senate that a filibuster on the part of tho Democrats was unneces- sary because even If, the measure passed, it would be vetoed by Presi- dent Wilson, because, he said, it was "repugnant" to Democratic tariff prin- ciples. He disclaimed; having receiv- ed any direct information from the president, however. RAW SUGAR FOUR CENTS NEW YORK, Jan. sugar was.quoted at four cents a pound In the market Here today, the lowest price recorded in than two years. Thit figure in- cluded cost and frtight. BOLSHEVIST CLASH IN ITALY LONDON, Jan. dispatch to the London Times from Milan says that at Crecma, near Florence, bunds of Fastlsti and Bolshevists clashed and that six persons were injured be- fore the authorities stopped the tight. Several arrests were made. The dispatch adds that when the news ot the affray reached Florence SCO Fas- tisti fired on officials of the Bolshevik newspaper. Another dispatch says Communists In Trieste seized the So- cialist newspaper there. YORATH TO EDMONTON? Britain ad France Not Agreed Abut Reparation Clause Morning Session of Supreme Council Cancelled to Find A Way Out PARIS, Jan. was understood this morning the British delegation attending 'the "session of the supreme allied council considered it imposs- ible to agree to the French vieVpolnt regarding German reparations. The morning's sitting of the conhcil was cancelled In order that David Lloyd. George, British premier, might have an opportunity to talk privately wfth members of the council regarding the French position as set forth yesterday by Paul Doumer, French minister of finance. Lonia Loneheur, French minister for liberated regions, conferred with Mr. Lloyd George.Jjb.is morning, con- tinuing' a they be- gan last evening. of this morning's consul- tations was between Premiers Brland and Lloyd George. Count the Italian foreign minister, taw Brit- ish premier before the arriyal of M. Loucheur, as did Baron D'Abernon, the British ambanaador to Germany. There conferences all were _ under- stood to-be on the subject of repara- tions. The hour of today's conference was set at 4 p.m. LONDON. Jan. German government, says a dispatch to the London Times from Berlin, refuses to consider that the conference of the supreme council in Paris has any re- lation to the negotiations In progress with regard to reparations. The con- ference concerning reparations, it holds, cannot take the place of the pending discussion by experts or of tha conference of the governments at Geneva 'which was promised at the IBpa meeting. There must be a discus- sion by Industrial experts regarding deliveries. This, says the dispatch, is given as the official attitude. EDMONTON, offer to C. J. Yorath, city commissioner of Saskatoon, to take a similar position in this city will be made at once. Should he accept -the post salary will be from to a year. Picarello Arrested On Bootlegging Charge (Special To The Herald) BLAIRMORE, Jan. known throughout the Pass as "King of the Bootleggers." was arrested last night by the A.P.P. dry aquad on aj bootlegging charge and will appear i for hearing at Blairmore on Friday i morning. J. W. McDonald, K.C., of] Macleod witl prosecute. BARTLETT WINS OVER BEEBE IN BYE-ELECTION FOR BLAIRMORE COUNCIL (Special to the Herald) BLAIRMORE, Jan. bye-elec- tion tor one councillor to fill the va- cancy occasioned by tho resignation of Louis Dutil, who ran for mayor un- successfully in the recent municipal elections, took place In the town office Wednesday. Only two names were entered, those of W. A. Beebe, broker, and W. ,1. Bartlett, publisher. The result of the election was a majority for Bartlett by forty votes. The poll- ing was.ns Beobo SI votes, and Bartlett 131 votes. Canadian Dollar Does Comeback in New York NEW YORK, Jail. Canad- ian strength of Canadian eichange In this city continued today and business during the morning was transacted at a discount as low as 9 1-4 per cent., compared with yester- day's close of 11 M per cent. Tho ocrly strength was maintained, how- ever, and before noon the discount on dollars rose to 10 1-4 per cent. Since December 21, when the Can- adian dollar, 'was worth cents In this city, Canadian exchange has slow- ly climbed to the rote which prevailed before the year-wad elinp started ear- ,ly in December. International bankers and dealers in foreign exchange were much Inter- ested In the further extraordinary ad- vance of remittances to London, the rate for demand sterling rising at raid-day to 1-4. This was an ad- vanco of 3 3-8 cents, over yesterday's flnal rate and a gain of a last 26 cents in the pound sterling from the low of the enrly days of this month. It was almost a year ago, or in ths first week of February, 1920, that British bills registered the lowest quotations In their lilstorr, demand bills on London then failinay fi-J. D'ANNUNZIO HOTLY ATTACKS GIOLITTI LOiS'DON. .liin. rt'An- minzlo iudulses in a violent invective against Premier Glollttl of Italy, and the Italian government in bis book, Five Days of which _hus been distributed among members of the Italian chamber of deputies, says a London Times dispatch from Milan. D'Annunzio describes himself as "the greatest servant of the and attributes his importance to the fact that lie gave Italy an Alpine frontier and secured for her thy east- ern provinces ol' Frmli and Istria, it is said. Member of Opposition Party in Japanese Diet Makes the Suggestion CONSERVATIVES BALK AT THE PROPOSITION TOKYO, Jan. sug- gesting that Japan approach the world, powers in the Interest of an agreement regarding restriction of armaments have been submitted to the Kensei-Kai, or opposition party, by Yukio Ozaki, a member of the or- ganization and an advocate of cur- tailment of military and iiava! pro- grams in this country. Ho asks that the resolutions be submitted for pass- age to the Japanese diet. conservative organ Jiji Shim- po, says the majority of the mqm- bers of the opposition party are op- posed to the project on the ground that it is idealistic and Impracticable. The existing international situation, in the opinion of this newspaper, ren- ders assurance of permanent peace is very difficult, it being pointed out that the refusal of'the United States to poln the" League of Nations makes this fact quite evident. "Japan has grave responsibilities iu maintaining the peace in the Far the news- paper declares, "and must complete and amplify her .national1 defense. The naval holiday idea held In the United States and Britain, Is not based on motives which guarantee future peacj, but upon curtailment of grow- ing armament expenditures. It is questionable, therefore, whether Mozaki's proposition Is feasible at present." Britain to Ask U.S. Debt Postponement Will Ask Uncle Sam to Defer Payment Until 1936 and 1947 JAPAN PROTESTS TOKYO, Jan. will enter a protest against the construction witli United States capital ot a large wire- less station at Shanghai, with bran- ches at Tientsin, Chi Fu and Harbin, says the newspaper Nichl Nichi, this city. This action will be based on the claim that the work would in- fringe upon concessions granted Japan authorizing this country to hulld wire- IMS plants at points In the Interior of PARIS, Jan. Chalmers, permanent secretary of the British treasury, whose visit to tifo United .States has been deferred for a short time, will be entrusted with a mission to obtain a postponement of the pay- ment the British debt to the. Unit- ed States until and 1917, says political editor of the Echo de Paris. He declares Sir Auck- land Geddes, British ambassador to the United States who has arrived in this city, came here to report to Mr. Lloyd George on the matter. Sir Auckland has arranged to re- turn to the United States on the liner Aquitania, which leaves Southampton on February 15, according to this morning's Paris edition of the Daily Mail. "JOACHIM IS CALLING ME" SAYS EX-KAISERIN, WHO IS GROWING WEAKER General Election In Britain After The Next Session Political Winds Blow That Way Revision Govern- ment Plunk LONDON, Jah. gossip last night makes strong play with evidences from official quarters of a general election after the approaching session. The government is said to have ordered further drastic revisions of the finance estimates with a view to presenting a popular election budget. Great organiz- ing and propaganda activity is discernible at all party head- quarters. Whole Creston Valley May Get igation Water DE VALERA IN FRANCE Talks to Correspondent About the Irish Wants Self-Deter- mination Irrigj WOULD NOT INTERFERE WITH ULSTER MINORITY EAHIS, Jan: De Val- era, Irish Republican leader, whose arrival in Ireland from the United States was announced on December 81, has been found "somewhere iu France" by a correspondent of the newspaper In an interview with the correspondent De la quoted aa saying: "I left America be- cause at a time when the English seak. by an implacable policy of ter- rorism, to frighten cur people awl weaken our moral force, it is the manifest duty of the chief of the Irish nation's representatives to be among his patriots. Really, It greatly to the advantage of Ireland that I remain in America." Asked what he considered to be a solution of the Irish problem, De Valera said: 'The Irish people claim the right of self-determination. If England should concede that right there would be further difficulties, either with her or with the Ulster minority. It Ulster should claim autonomy, we would be willing to grant It." Hospitals Must Furnish Names' DUBLIN, Jan. pain of pros- ecution under the Restoration of Or- der Act, all the Dublin hospitals, pub lice and private, are required to fur- Arrow Creek Scheme May Be Supplemented by Electric Pumping Project (Prom Our Own Correspondent) CHBSTON, B. C., Jan. every property owner In the area to be benefltted by the proposed Arrow Creek irrigation scheme was in at- tendance at the meeting on Saturday afternoon to get pn with the prelim- inary organization features of the scheme, as well as to have an open discussion of the project. Jas. Comp- nislf daily to the military authorities, ton, president of the Prult Growers j the names, addresses and descriptions Union, presided and the irrigation committee submitted a report on the cost, showing that due to the decline in materials already It was evident could bo saved on the original -estimate, .for cement olpe alone, while doubtless the estimated cost of labor would also show a considerable shrinkage by the time construction work started. The necessary com- missioners were appointed to pass the required petition which must show 51 per cent, of value of land la the area before tLo engineers can be put to work on a final and more thorough. investigation of the whole project. It was also decided that while the en- gineers were engaged they should also report on the feasibility and cost of utilizing Goat River by the pump- Ing process and thus provid'e water for irrigating practically the whole valley, as well as providing electric power. Tho three commissioners are Mr. Compton. Mr. Littlejohn, presi- dent of the Erickson U. F., and Jas. Adlard, a director ot Creston U. F. of alt persons admitted suffering from wounds due to gunshots or explosions. John S. McArdle, tone of the moat eminent of Irish surgeons, described the order as "gross.encroachment on a profession which since earliest, times has had 2 definite code that has never been assailed." Col. Oldman, commanding the. mili- tary In the Dublin district, hao issued a warning to the people under the Restoration of Order Act to the effect that any person who except in ths pursuit of his lawful .calling stands or loiters in any public' place is guilty of an offense and liable to arrest and prosecution. LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL CAUSES AUTO ACCIDENT; DRIVER IS KILLED DOORN, Holland, Jan. Empress Augusta Victoria of Germany continues seriously ill from heart dis- ease. Yesterday she was consider- ably weaker. She recently was in- formed that her son. Joachim, lm.-l committed, suicide. During a period ot consciousness the former empress is said to have turned to her husb.'ind and remarked: "I have followed you as long as possible, even in exile. Now I am no longer able to do so. I must leave you alone. Joachim is calling me." 'DYNAMITE" HOLDS UP STREET CAR TRAFFIC NEW Jan. appropriately named super- stubborn muie, lay down on the car tracks on Third avenue hist night and tied up traffic for two hours. Police reserve's lassoed and dragged him to a police station where lie made known his pis- pleasure in a1 series of ear-split- ting brays. He censfid only when his owner, appeared with a dough- nut supply and munching con- tentedly was led to his own homo stable. FORMER BRITISH MINISTER TO RUMANIA IS DEAD LONDON. Jan. George II. Barclay, former British minister at Bucharest, died In this city this morn- ing after a long illness, which was largely due to the hardships he suf- fered hi Rumania during the war. He wan a son of tho late Henry F. Barclay and was born March 23, 1862. He watf educated at Eaton and Tninity college, Cambridge, entering the diplo- matic as an attache in 1886. His first poflt was In Washington, to which'city-he went-ln 1888. BURLINGTON, Ont., Jan. Running heedlessly across the roadway after leaving school, Thelma Mann was knocked down by an auto here yesterday after- noon and sustained a broken col- lar bone and fractured ankle. In trying to avoid her, Reginald Bil- lings, driver of the car, ran into a deep ditch and was instantly killed. A companion in the car, George ,Fenn, suffered a broken back and is in a critical condition. Impresiion on Tour; Tells of New Status LONDON, Jan. Times' correspondent at Capetown says that General SmuU has just con- cluded his tour of the country dis- tricts, and that his exposition of the new status of the dominions haa unquestionably impressed the country population. At some of hla meetings, the Nationalists were guilty of rowdyism to such an extent that making speeches was Impocalble. CONSTANTINOPLE ALLIED CITY AFTER FEBRUARY 1 CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. The Turkish cabinet has accepted the al- lied stipulations in regard to the con- trol of the finances and thereby 000 Turkish pounds have become available to the government, which will be Immediately applied to official virtually will become BRITISH LABOR AGAIN TALKING DIRECT an allied city February 1, when the IlWpMPT rAITQpi will occupy Stamboul the Brit- UfliMPLOlMIiiNT CAUoa iah vm move jnt0 and the Ital- LONDON. Jan. question of direct action by British labor in con- nection with the unemployment sit- uation was brought to tlie front today at- the national conference of tho labor party and the trade union congress hero. Discussing the policy of labor to- wan! unemployment. .1. H. Thomas, secretary of tho National Union of Raihvaymen, said that if the govern- ment failed to accept the proposals of labor the question of direct action would he discussed and a decision regarding it reached on February 23. Maryland Farmers Set Wages of Farm Laborers At Dollar Day and Keep CHESTERTOWN, Md., Jan. new wage scalo for farm labor was adopted at a mass meeting of fann- ers here. Tim scale calls for a day's work to be from sun up to sun down with the following compensation: The maximum wage for a month labor's to be a month with board and keep for laborer's horse or a month with board and no keep for the horso. Tho maximum wage for a day laborer for regular farm work to bo a day anil board. The maximum wase for a woman's work in a farm bouse kitchen, includ- ing washing to ho a month or a month without washing. fans into Scutari. This move is taken owing to fears of disorders because el' Nat- ionalist intrigues with EQUAL SUFFRAGE IN SWEDEN IS CARRIED; MEN AND WOMEN VOTE STOCKHOLM. Jan. houses of parliament have ratified by majorities amendments to the Swed- ish constitution extending the parlia- mentary vote both to men and women, irrespective of the restrictions con- cerning the payment of taxes. Wmneu will be eligible to sit in either cham- ber, and there will be a single election day throughout the country and hencn-- forth the Riksdag will elect Its own officials. Formerly it was the king's privilege to appoint the presidents and -vice- presidents of the Riksdag. ZIONISTS TO MEET MONTREAL, Jan. seven- teenth annual convention ot the Zlon. 1st Federation of Canada will open here Sunday next and speakers at the convention will Include Major James Rothschild, son of BarbTrEd- mund Rothschild ot Paris. Jullen Mack, president of the Zleptet organization ot the and Dr. S. A. Levin of Palestine, will also bo among the speakers. About delegates will attend the convention I drawn from all over the ;