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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XHI. TWELVE PAGES LETHBRIDGE. ALBEPTA.- tRIDAY, JANUARY TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 42 Difficulties of Transportation Likely Cause Is Lost BOLSHEVISM GAINS GROUND IN SIBERIA Tells Union Government It Has Long Overstayed Its Welcome; Force it Out Torttito Olobt dltplays the following tpe- froiii In which. It It reported Liberals and vMII tlte Union Government at Ottawa hit.. eMiVraxd cf Premier, the do-nothing policy of it [Ottawa, their exprewtil Intention of hanging on to evidence of public aentlment agalntt such a Him WeMemen of all parttet Into action. It It propWid.diirtnf' Uw spring and early lummer'.to call a teries of noiHMrtiun throughout the whole Weiit to voice the popular demand raiTgnaUon .of Union Government. This, it is hoped, max do V> Intimate to the Administration that It has already long Ita welcome. LETHBRIDGE NORTHERN IN VERY FINE POSITION LONDON', Jail. ot supply have probably slopped the id- vonco ol BolslTevlU froops alone Hit trans-Siberian railroad west of Irkutsk, according to advices lo tlio war of- fice. All resistance to the Soviet nrniy GCCUIB to have disappeared. Bolshe- vik detachments arc reported lo have reached Hie Chineso frontier south- cast of Bllak. .An outline' of Iho difficulties en. countered Jjy allied missions is given in reports received liere. Armored trains under I lie command ot Gen. Kemcnoff boihbarilea Irkutsk on "De- cember 30, at time llic ciiy was partially' in possession of insurgents. The Semeiidfi troups attacked and captured tbs railroad station, but wore later forced to retire. The allied mis- sions were in the station, bat were nit- uble to induce Semehofrs incii to posiiiono their attack, although lliey violated Ibc agreement that tba rail- road shoulil-bt considered neutral ter- .ritory. Frenuent breakages in the line prevented the departure of the mis- sions for some dayg, but they v.'ero as- sured of tbeir" safctj' by. life ultimate iirrival of a Japanese battalion which occupied the station. Virtually all oC Kolchak's troops joined :tbe Insurgents and vthen the r.llied representatives. left Irkutsk" ou January o'it was evident llio'govern- ment's wiuso. was lost. Bolslie'vlBm appears to be -gaining ground [is a result of Ihe arrival of Hod agents' working iu front of the JJolslievik'ar'my, Trouble' Antl BolAeviki .Wen' compelled lo erac iiale-lhe.cityjif-Derbcnt bu the west toast of sea, a wireless dispatch from1 Moscow; In Eastern Siberia, dispatches state, jieasants have revolted and occupied the golduelds in the vicinity ot Nikol- They' have fortified the entire Amur district with trenches. It is de glared. Poles Advance WAilSAW, Jan. troops continue lo pursue the Bolshevikl, ac- cording to n staff communication re- solved here ludjiy. They have reach- ed a lino along "tho Lake Balyssyne ami the SarjankI river. Another group the roiiimuDication says, defeated the Ikilslievlki of Drysaa and north- east of DobruJ.ik. The Polos In force to the easth'ank ot tlio Deres- Inn river and defeated important Bol- shevlkl force.1; In the region of Klozetv, taking prisoners and booty. ODESSA FALLS VENtfA, Jan. capture of Odessa by Ukrain- ian troops commanded by Gen. Pavlenko is announced by the Ukrainian press service. A committee of Ukrainian, Russian and Jewish citizens succeeded in restoring order, the advices state, and is im- proving trte provisioning of the city and the administration of its affairs.' C.RR. Jan. The ac- dulrenient of th'e K. O. fc'B. C. rail- way Is not contemplated by the C. P. H.'and no proposals' for the ac- quisition ot this road being en- tcrialned, utated: B.. :W. Beatty, presUerit of the. company, -Jast ev- ening. Jlr. -jised through alter to the coast and lett during 'the nljht for Fd monton. His visit, to, 'the capital, he sali, Is in no way connected with these proposals ABOVE ZERO v During last 24 hours the ff mercury held its position above ff zero Vkith 9 maximum of C.o fr. above and a minimum ot 2 above 7 o clock (bis morn- 6, Ing the thfrqcmetcr registered .the maximum ot.6.0 above. Labor Wants Irish Mix-up Solved Now Clear the Way of 1'rouMes in Case Labor Wins Next Election Jan (By' Canadian Press.) The eloae of he parliament- ary eleven-day tour of Ireland nas rt Belfast Wed- nesday by WHUaTn Adaniso'u, leader of tho delegates; in repudiating any connection (lie louallsls. Tho statelncnt carod reply to a depu- Pass Resolution Against Day- light Saving at Annual Meeting No w in Session (Ey Canadian Tress Least.] Wire) KjKNTVlLLB, X. S_ Jan. The Xpva Scotia Farmers' Association, in' annual session here yesterday unani tation from thepTJijIonist Labor Asso- ciation. vUuch inc} led representa- tives oC the principal trades unions. Adamsoii on behalf of the dele jgates Eubsetmentl) a stateaien' saying that o( Ihe Irish problem might be proposed tbe delegates It would receive tho as sent of lite party a a whole; and nol Wierely that niem Itere. The delegates icport probnblj vlll .be Issued, TV 1th In n fortnight and n the ineaniimCili'. Adamson will go o Paisley to" support the Labor caiidl date there: Arthur Henderson will mously a resolution placing the association on record its being .oppps- ed to the enactment of any so-called daylight, saying law by the legislature 1 Nova.Scptiii.or -ot Canada and strongly protested against tie railways advancing the clocks coo" hoar. y- Copies of the resolution will he sent to all members ol parliament. The association will ask the government to prohibit the traffic In liquor. HITS SPOKANE SPOKAXB, Jan. cases of Influenza were reported yesterday to the city health compar- td with J-I tlio 'day before. Dr. Hen- ilrlcks, city health officer, says most of tlio cases continue mild, hut that the epidemic hag not yet attained Us crest. Weather conditions havo been favorable-for the- spread of influenza during tlio lasl ilay or two, ho' Bays. An emergency hospital baa been 'opened in the old skating rink. Here'jj U.'S.' Jewelry Firm Which .Will Take Canadian Jan. The fact that the eichinge between Canada and the United States: is beginning to worry some of the. American mer- chants find; .orders from Canada dropping off as was emnlia- slzed here yesterday 'by a letler re- ceived by. a Quebec from the firm of Landers, Frary Clark, man- ufacturers ot Bilrerware and cutlery, of New Britain, Conn. The letter cv. ciosed a and said in part: decided to this nrica list. to Canadian wholesale dis- tributors on the same basis as to our United States vhbleiale 'distriDUlori, and to furlher evidence our desire to cooperate In these difficult times, we have decided for the and un- til further notice) .to accept. Canadian cheques We want to rnaka it as as' our friends to do business! ivith' ilsr and in the hope that the present unfavorable eiisttng will shortly light themselTes wo :are' adopting thli Icy as noted above." H. Cox of Cambridge, S., elected president LLOYD GEORGE WOULD HAVE REFERENDUM ON MINES NATIONALIZATION Canadian I'reas Leased Wire) LONDON, Jon. Lloyd George is about to offer Hie miners a proposition'that a referendum of the ejectors of Great Britain he taken on the question of (lie nnt- iomdization of llic coal mines if is asserted by tlic Evening Globe Uxlny. Two Trials Proceed In Winnipeg Affairs Vritchard, Queen and Heaps areiMctcalfe dispersed; petit Jnrymen not Conducting Own Dixon'IJcfore Mr. Jus- tice Gait (By Cnnadlnn Preaa Teased AVlrc) WINNIPEG, Jan. 30-Fnrther ex- tracts from the verbatim report of the Calgary convention were read J. 11. Ooyno, at the session of the leaders' trial today. The wit- ness, r. Perry, official reporter, who made tho report, was cross-examined liy R. A. Honnar, K.C., and tho accus- ed, W. A. Prltchard, Jobn Queen and A. A. Heaps. In n reply (o a queBllon hy W. A. Prilchard, one of the accused, the wit- liesa said that llie pronssdings of ths convention wcro quite open and order- ly. Mr, Honnar asked the wtlneag It Ihe convention did not raaerablo politi- cal meetings In the manner In which tho government was criticized, and Mr. Perry replied in the affirmative. Questioned hy A, J. .Andrews, K.C., the witness said (hat ho had no recollec- tion of reporting political meetings at vhlch seditious speeches were made. Petit Jurymen DlimlittJ Jnn. Canadian forenoon Mr. Juallco FIGHT DRY MOVE IN G. B. BY USING UNCLB SAM AS A WARNING (By Canadian I'rcss Leased WlrtJ LONDON, Jan. A caricature ot 'Uncle Sam" with elongated probos els bearing the word is soon to a; every boi ijoear itllo, k sitting on trials of ttrika leaders or P. J. Dixon, until February 10 when it Is expected that the Dlxon Irlal will be concluded, The Intense interest in the itrlke leaders' trial is Indicated by fact that (lie seat ing capacity of the courtroom Is taxed at overy session; J. B. Coyne', K.O., for crown took up tho forenoon session rending from the verbatim report of Wcet- ern Labor conference at Ctlgary in 1919. Oixon W1NNIPBO, Jan. Cinadtan trial ot P. J. MJon, M-L. A., charged on three pub- lishing led It Ions words, begin 10 a m. today before Mr. An- nouncement was by Hush Phil- lips, K.tt, counsel for the crown, that tho trial would In all probiblllty last from a week to ten daya. A total of 42 wlincssii will (n connec- tion wlih the Practically the whclo morning wis taken up ,wilh evidence given by F. B. LauBciaK lawyer, the first witness for the cfown, by 'Mr. Phillips. This referred (o TarlotuTmecllngs held in Winnipeg prior (o Ilin ali'lke, al which Dfxon was 'saltl'lo have been uresenl on all -labels pasted on keg, cask and barrel of beer! wine or whiskey sold !n Oroal Britain. The laheb, flvo millions ot which have been printer, bear this acripllon: "If prohibition wins, there will be no more -necr." Some dealers objected to tho wording on the ground that the better class customers mlfht consider it vulgnv, so a second label has 'been prlnled for "so by grocera bearing a sketch of an Inverted pyra- mid designaleil "Prohibition and warning." "Local option is Iho thin edge ot tlio wedge. Bon't let (hem drive it home." All Ready Now for Bond Has Report and Estimates of Own Expert. Which Agree Almost to a Cent With Those of District Statement by Board of Trustees. address shire. Some f in Lanca- this Labor visit lo Inland Wat promtsttLbscauso the-Labor p-irty IE convinced ISat It II i) Irish question Tmust lie definite 3 setlliMjintimne jrnyjbe- fofe'the altcnipts --to fonii: a 'ministry, such a ministry would not survive three months. .At Paisley the Irish-rote-will be an 'ihtcl-estlng factor. Tho local United'Irish League is out to .support a candidate likely to prove the biggest menace to Hie coalition government. Asqulth and Ireland in" recent catechising ot Mr. As- dulfh, the Jollownlg questions were asked: "Are yon In favor of Ireland being free' and "Will you help Be- Yslera to secure "that 'Trie answer .was: "I am not Irish and should be an intruder Ihcrc." v "Do you want to see coercion or con- ciliation In want to see conciliation every- where. I think a great mistake la he- Inuvmad6 by the application of mili- tary measures to Ireland. I think some part of the present trouble thero Is due to that mistaken policy." "Would you give Lloyd George 30 pieces of sliver and a 'At this there was great laiigjiler in which Sir. joined freely but ho reply was forthcoming to the ques- tion. "What no you thluk ol the peace "I am sure it will be found quite impossible to carry out ils terms." Irish Want Republic LONDON, Jan. Canadian With the required legat adver- tising In connection the teth.- brjdge Northern Irrigation Dit- trict out of the way and with the Alberta', legislature near at 'hand' when it ij hoped by Southern AlberUns_ that legisla- enabling the district lo se- a of Its will be secured, the affairs of the irri- gation district 'are well advanced and those who are In close touch with the affairs of the .district art well satisfied with the pro- gress which. been made. In order to give the In the ntw district a comprehensive view of what has been. accomplish- ed to the Board of has issued1 the. following official statement "Since tho election of the Board ot Trustees, the affairs ot the district havo gone ahead as rapidly as possible uuder the limitations imposed by tho legislation governing these, matters. 'Ummediateiy alter the election, Mr. H. Dunning" wns appointed secre- lary-treasurer by the board, and on Nov. (hoy secured (lie services of Mr. If. U. Mucklcston as chief engi- eer. "Mr. Muckleslon was formerly as- sistant chief ciigineer for the Cana- dian Pacific Irrigation department. He lias completed the work of making tlio eslifiiiiieij ot'tho cost, tlic assess- ment roll, and lias prepared plans for filing under tho Irrigation Act. The plans have already been filed and the legal advertising is completed. "Estimates havo also been prepared by an engineer employed "by tuo Pro- vincial Government and his figures agree with those ,of Muckiestou i witiiiu a narrow margin, being about' thirty; cents less iipr acre. "The board nils spent much time] nfl 'e.Itorl in clearing away .the obsliiL-iys Ibat have present- ed themselves all stages Hie worli and are. at. lire-sent engaged with Lho most TK-rpleiiiig .Of all the prob- lems encountered, that of fiiianclng Lue district. the members of tho government all possible information which will help to arrive at a definition of policy sat- isfactory to (ho district." To tho Herald Chairman Crofts ex- pressed liimself as highly pleased vdlh ;he progress made. "We have adyanc-i ed further than wo thought poisiblc eli months ago. Everylhhig is in shin- shape." So Says Reginald McKenna Who Points to Increased Buying Power of Public Miner Killed Albert Cook! aged 26, a return- ed soldier, was caught between two cars at No. 6 mine morn- Ing and killed. had just gone Into the'mlhe where he was working on a grlpper, he was caught between two mine can and Instantly killed. Deceased was living with hit father and mother on 13th St. N. Coroner Humphries was called at 8.30 and after viewing the body and the scene of the accident, 'de- cided that an inquest sheujd be held on Saturday evening at 7.30 In the A.P.P. office. SUDDEN DEFLATION WOULD BE RUINOUS the -ll'e 'of other-' uicmbers of (he .Governmcnl, Krid h'avo met with much encouragement from these gentlemen. "They have succeeded in interest- ing a number of reliable c'onlraclors in the project and havo "also enlisted attention. -of vscveral bonding louses who have signified tlieir. em- approval of tho Letlibridgc Northeni District .from the viewpoint of the" investor.. "Tn nrin with the pro- cess so. large an undertak- ing the process may seem tedious, and wheels may seem to "grind exceeding but it is conceded by Ihoso in touch. with the conditions. that Ibc dlstrtot lias every reason to feel that the progress thus far mado lias been very satisfactory, combining as It has, Ihe element of safety so necessary to an enterprise of. such magnitude as tbe "As tblirMsa North a result oE til them, interview Iho official board has had with the prenv ier a'nd members ot the government we are satisfied that they nro prepar- ed to do alt in tlieir power lo givo us Iho help we arc asking for, though na- turally there aro many matters to be cleareU up before a definite nnnounce- menl-'ot the government's policy can Ibc made. It is well lo remember In this connection that the LclhhrHso Northern' Is breaking new ground, and Ibat what tbe government does In this WASHINGTON. Jan. eau of internal -revenue has-arranged a system of .permits whercby-liquor may be obtained'for_medical purposes. Under-' strict reeisfratloiwfihiijV the! government vvill know the locution of every gallon of, liquor in the .-.c'onutry except, whauis BjortU iiup.rlja.to, cej- lars. Profiteers iu liquo'r'are'.nTgo'to bo severely dealt rJ'hyslcIans prescribing, liquor Biid.jiFn'Igla.tii.' jell- ing be provided" wJth'pe'finits'.. Xo one pfitient may.'obtain iporo ;tuan i pint in any period of ten tors limy oblain permits 'entitling them to procure not more lham of liquor per year for use in. emer- gency cases.1 Permits will' also be issued lo- hospitals -and 40. factories LONDON, Jan. prices will bo slow In coming, said Reginald McKehna, former chancellor of the exchequer and now chairman ot the Ixmdon Clly and Midland Bank, ad- dressing ctockholders today. Any at- tempt suddenly to bring about a de- crease in the cost of living, he said, would mean disaster. "The spending.power of the public has Increased from in 191S to at be said. "This, with loans to the state, has raised bank deposits and conseq- uently Increased the buying capacity ot the public. With Increased cur- rency prices of commodities have soar- ed, but Increased production will bring prices; down. Tho purchasing power of the world! however, Is measured- In money and cannot be materially dim- inished. Deflation Is bound to be slow and any attempt to bring it about rap- idly would mean widespread ruin am- ong manufacturers and. traders. "I would urge-a reduction of the country's expenditures lo a figure less (ban the tax revenues, by which j means alone the Issuance of cnrrency can be restricted and London re-eatab-. lished in her old position as a finan- cial confer and.the free gold market the world. 'fu my opinion this country's rate of taxation Is higher than any other in the world, and Is dangerously near- tho nolnt where, ouslncss cnter- '153 av.il Iho needed development of may become seriously and other places 'maintaining 'flret- aid stations. LONTX5N, Jan. Canadian' honaa.and doubls of llic' Henderson, labor load- sols a prcccdcm for all the er, speaking on his return from Ire-llarE" irrigation, projects in the pro- land, where lie and Mi colleagues'vincc which may follow. The board mad> a ten-day lour ot inspection nnrt ha3 vcry busy placing before inquiry, sayi, Iho people Ihere frankly declare for an independent republic. This spirit, ho says, is not coniincti lo Dublin, but it is almost universal, tlio.premier's proposal being regarded with short of contempt; CANADIAN DOLLAR ONLY WORTH 88.25 IN NEW YORK TODAY OTTAWA, Jan. Cinad- .Ian dollar Is worth 88.25 In New York today, doting yesterdiy at A discount of 11 per cent, Canad- ian exchange fell again morn- ing to a discount of 11 1-2 to 11 3-4 percent. The. situation U causing much anxiety. This morning there was a meeting ol the cabinet coun- cil and the question of exchange, it in understood, was dUeiiaaed, It Is felt, however, that anything Canada could do at the present June. ture would not be of great effect. To ship more gold to N.Y, would merely mean the depletion sxtif further, of the Canadian reserve and would not materially -illcct tne sit- uation, KOLCHAK ESCAPES HONOLULU, Jan. 30.- (6y Associated Admiral Kol- chak is reported to have euaped from tho Bolshevlkl and to be hiding In Manchuria, according to a Tokio dispatch to the Japanese newspaper Nlppu JIJI here. The revolution which took place In Irkutsk and which ouited Kol- chak transferred the government powers to tht Bolshevikl, the cable added. NO LABOR SEAT FOR HON. RANEY TORONTO, Jan. Ileenan, Labor M. P. p. for Kenora, denied etnphatlcally Ihis morning that lie bad any Intention of resigning lite se.it Iu (he north for Hon. W. K. flaney, K.C., attorney-general. -Mr. lleennn said that be nn- derstooil (hat scats >yevo to be found for the ministers through the resignation of Farmer mem- hers in tlio legislalure. PARIS, Jan. text of Ihe proposed treaty between Bel- glum and Holland which .will soon be signed ir, this city, has been published tti the National Beige, of Brussels, according to the Echo de Paris correspondent' In that oily. He says that public opinion will be stirred by the pub-1 lieattan of the treaty, and. express- es the belief that the'treaty may not be signed as a result. 'FLU IN MONTREAL Westminster Gazette that carpet weav- ers who have gone from Ensirtfctr (would find. they were'promised. [cheaper living in Toronto than hoe. lave drawn long letters from Rev. Fi-ank Vlpond, who fives many co.iv- paritons 'ot prices in proof of Can-' aila's advantage over England in cost of living. He adds: "I ant making conservative esti- mates when 1 say that apart.from'cjr- :ain articles of clothing and rent, winch ore about Die same as in l-ou-' don, people now oil their way lo Tii- ronto will pay at least 20 to Jo per cent, less for a better staiulard cf living than (hey Lavo paid Cor (lie same in England for Ilia last 12 months'.; They will know the ot butter and cream and fruit and still bs within 7C per cent, of the of Iho cost of living." Etaht Deaths and 59 Ca'sjs in Week Ending Jan. 28. (MONTHBAIV .Jan. SO.-r-diy Cana- diiin new cases of influenza and another death were re- ported yesterday hy Dr. Boucher, medical health olficer of this city. This makes a total'4f S9'caSes of In- and eight .deaths 'reported j from" this disease from January to' 28. Trying (o Lift Handcar Clear of Track When Struck By No. 1 at Oochranc CAIX3AKY, Jan.. man, Palwoda. was another, Mlko Oreonec, suffered Injuries to tho head and cheat when the second- sec- tion of 0. P. II, No. 1 westbound Irain Government and Municipalities Wiil Divide the Cost of Big Program BACON AS BRIBES Danes Using Expensive Gifts In Con- nection With Schleswig Vote. ISE11UN, Jan. that Danes are using glfts'of bacon, Eaiis- nge, Imllcr and clothing in connection with the campaign preliminary to (ho Hchlcswli; plebiscite, ore made by (be correspondent of tho Tageblatt. Ho soys several Germans who have re- cently aiinoiinced that they would Thursday afternoon slruck the in tavor 1'aniah occupation car on which they were riding, five miles west of Cochrano. The men were wrestling wllh Ihe handcnr In attempts to-lift it from the track when the transcontinental came along. Tho engineer of tho train, thinking Iho men had the car clear, drove his Irain ahead and struck Ihe It could be cleared. The dead man, who was an Aus- trian, was foreman of tho section crew stftlloned al Jledfonl. An Inijncst will be held. PUNISH SPECULATION IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE Iiavo been iSubbcd "bacon Danes1' by Uielr MINES' ADVICE ON RAILWAY PROBLEM LOUISVILLE. Ky, Jan. (cr D. Itincs, director-general of rail- roads, in addressing tlio Transporta- tion Club hero last night, urged tho necessity of ji division of excess oafn- Ings of railroad corporations above a reasonable return in order (o prelect tho public ngalnst excessive earnings of very iiroFpeious roads, anil in or- der to insure trilr to all rail- road a. Mr. nines declared' his belief that unless (he railroad problem Is deal! HHUSSSIyS, Jan. in j wllh at the present time, "In a'broad foreign exchange will be punished by'and effective reluni lo 'private .severe penalties under EL royal decrnolmanngemont nfter federal control of which will bo Issued soon, according tho railroads, will bo wboily: disap- lo (he Ilelgo Independent JpoinlhiB. Jan. complete revision of liio act creating (ho Que- bec ulilltica commission is made In lion. Tnscucreau's bill, distribut- ed in the legislature yesterday, says a- dispatch from Quebec lo Ihe Montreal Gazelle. Tbo powers given the com- mission are much greater tind along provincial lines and aro In line with tho powers enjoyed by the Dominloi, railway commission, (hough necessai- ily (ho scope is limited. Thft roads bill which Hon. J. A Tcssler. roads minister, is to Introduce In-the legislature, within a. few days, is expected to provide for. an expend! lure of ten million dollars. Tho money will bo expended untie! Ihe provisions of tho Good Road's Acl and will be loaned to municipalities al a rale ot llirco per cent., which means that tbe government and the raunicl-, polities will go fifty-lifty on road ex- penditure ainto money mini be reck- oned at C per cent. VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR NEW FRENCH CABINET PARIS, .Inn. cabinet of Premier Mlllernuil was given a vote, of confidence'In tbe Chamber of J Mlies at a session alle'ndcd by, virtual- ly all the members. The vole was SOI In favor 6f the ministry to 70 against. It, and wllh no abstention? from voM ;