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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XHI. TWELVE PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 1920 TWELVE PAGEb NUMBER 163 Hakes Provincial Government's Position as to Finances Very Clear. DECLARES HE WILL NOT BE STAMPEDED (By Canadian Press Leased Wire) EDMONTON, June action In connection with the Irri gallon projects In the south, provided by legislation, and the encoiiraflerrient of rye sowing as. a mears'of'steurlng'for. farm- ers a crop In the coun try Premier assured a deputation The bonds of the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation district would, be ap- proved he, said, and'woutd be ready for the ftiarket In about 30 days' time.'., j "1 will be no further de- lays In the said Mr. Stewart. "The preparation of the bonds Held for a little be- cause of inclusion of new areas, but this has now been set- tied and we shall proceed at once In strict accordance ''with the terms laid down by the legislation'. The': offer'of "the bonds wifl'not be confined to- the' Warren :.Con- struction company, but free'from restrictions of all kinds." WILL NOT BE STAMPEDED The premier made known to tha deputation, however, that the Ai- berta governrnent would not be stampeded into1" any policy of doubtful, complications with the He had a! ready discussed the matter with the Ottawa'authorities he said, whlje he had found the minis ter of! fte Jntenor, for instance, financially sympathetic with the Irrigation enterprise he had never been able to secure any promise financial assistance: In lact, Sjewart pointed out, It has been clearly understood from the first that the Dominion' gov- ernment haoV agreed to continue on Page Bight) HERALD'S WEEKLY CROP REPORT NUMBER 9. STILL FIGHTING IN LONDONDERRY; DUBLIN POLICE HEAD WOUNDED; RAILWAY STRIKE IS LOOMING UP the Issuing of tha IlenM't eighth weekly crop re- port a proportion ot Southern Alberta hasfctoi by fine rains, and as a mult the moisture' on the surface ceOBttted; up with the plen- Uful ot making conditions-otthose dis- tricts which received the raina excel- lent i Tbe crope are somewhat backward owing to the late sprint, but the warm weather of the past week' baye brought, them along splendidly. All fields are a good color, even where little or no, rain fell. In tha past week. There is absojutely nq sign, of burning. There no .further wind damage. Crops in damaged by .which received moisture during.the showing good: recovery in m'a.ny. places, and much feed will result should it happen that tie crops do'not ripen. 1 The are making their appearance in a. number" of places south and the city. They do not appear to be gravelling rapldli and the farmers are organizing al tha first-appearance; securing poison from and-, effec: livelv combatting them Cutworms continue to da damage In nearly every while Indlvi dual farmers are badly hit, there seems to be nothing serious The cutworm season to not much. further-.lOBs is expected: It'e.country around Retlaw arid Magrath report the worst damage from these pests Unfortunately, the week brought no re lief in Ihe'iiray.of'rafa-.'iu the district worst hit by the wind or June Slh, that Is from Macleod east along tbe Crow'and between'the Cidman and Liltlo Bow rivers. most of tbe blown "crop is now impossible, but crops which were Jiot'dMBaged are standing up wonderfully well, ow- ing to suppl) ot subsurface lolBture JA this week, hxjwever, is needed all tfcnrosb, be Northern dWrict. The Foremott brtnca continues to be bwt crop prospect. The Coeds and Crows eait llnea.are almost as good.' North from Barons 'and Claresholm on the Alderside and C. and K. branches conditions are ;very good. 'The. Crow line west and the Cardston line would fie much the bet- ter of general rains. As :t Is the crop outlook faking the whole Southern Alberta'Is 1M percent, better than it was a year ago, and there is every reason to believe, rainfall, there will bo at least an average better, than the 1917 crop when the Lethbfldge division shipped .bushels Winter rye ii a splendid crop. Some farmers are cutting it for bay. Cutting for grain will start early In. July, ant there will be a rush to get it.threghec as there are hundreds of. farmers .who will plant this crop the latter1 esd o July and early in August as a soil drill preventive Hay, both irrigated and dry Ing nil" excellent showing and the prairio pasture is luscious. 'Alfalfa i making'au' excellent showing. (Continued on Page four.) Problem of German 1 >i Reparations Witt be Handled by Experh Premiers1 Conrerence Closes With Decision to Meet at Brus- sels on July on Reduction of German Army and Disarmament Being Dispatched to Berlin. MONDAY INrPARLIAMENT THE HOUtei Further conild- eratlM WM franchlie Mil In committee., rtported. Bill to Act 1914 in committee. THE SENATE! By a vote of 23 to 10 the Its opin- ion that the. work of reorganiza- tion of the should be performtd by Canadians. Motion to Increase the rate of interest paid In gov- ernment banks from 3 to 4 per cent loirt on division Bill to customs tariff 'and-builriesVprifHs war taxes act reported from committee Irish. Situation Rapidly Approaching Killed, Scores Wounded' in Londonderry George's Ultimatum to Railway Wen That Mum- .J tions for Ireland Must be Carried Precipitate v ing Serious Situation. 'Quake At Los eles Inglewood Bears-the Brunf, 21 Buildings Being One Woman Dead. Perpetuation '-of Enumerators as Means of -Securing 'Voters' Lists Opposed. June After a month In .the franchise bill was to the front. In the hoiiso today. During the previous weeks of consid- eration, practically all. the hundred nnd one clauses 6f the bill were adopt ed.. But a few" remained, with the bill in committee. Today they we're .sGfbjccted to. (t whole series of tech- nical' amendments adopted generally little discussion. A declaration .made by Hon.' Ili'ign Oiithrle, soHcUor- fiencral, .howeVer, 'aronaed keen-'dls- cussion. _-. It was on the clause relating to tho preparation of voters', lists. -j 'When BOULOGNE, June; .supreme'.council of the after boldingi'a: three-hour ses- sion adjourned to meet .at Brussels on Juh '2, Dealing most of the questions on its' program undecid- ed. German repara- tions was .referred tojroiperla -who will meet In Paris' and endeavor to conciliate.-the. conflicting1 viewpoints among the allfes regarding iho dlii Sions ot the sums Germany, is to pay. Note.st? Germany. June 22.VRopresenta- lives of the allied, nations, conferring here on problems regarding'the en- forcement of the German treaty, Rus- sian questions, ano' steps, to ba taken in combatting- Turkish -'Nationalist forces In Asia Minor ruet'at'lO o'clock this expected the conference would 'close today. The steamer Maid of Orleans, on ;srhich Premier Llovd George arrhed here yesterday morning Folkestone; .was ordered to be in readiness-to-Gail at 3 o'clock; Taf note to Germany' concerning the reduction of-: German military Strength to men has been sent to the Berlin government but the com- munication regarding, disarmament has not .as yet been dispatched. Chinese Ratify Treaty PEKIN, June ratifica- tion of the treaty ot'peace with Aus- tria has been promulgated by the government. It is held this will.m-. title China to participation In the League of Nations Turk Question Settled BOULOGNE, June Tbe Turkish fiucstlon Is'considered'to have been (Continued on Page Bight.) Favoic Wheat Board; Np Iridemnity Raise; Talk Leader Later fercnces betye'en representatives ofj the iwo sides .of the house although I tho conferences .failed to result In satisfactory solution, aril Jlr. Onlhrle frankly necliirc'd! bis Intention of ask- Jng tho. adopt the principles -laid down in th'e ball as presoritcd to -The flyelctn of preparing lists therein would Involve some oxpen'dlluro. But, in Mr. Otilh- rie's view, give pa honest a list as It wa's podslblo lo get. Oppo- sition members. Strongly disagreed. iron.Mv. King argiieil that jt-Tfts per- petuallhg the cnumernlor method .which had bcon so objectionable diir- 'Itifj the life of the war times elocllon act. Hon. :1V. S. Yielding thought the government would bo e'mpIOTtng' an 9rmy of enumerators for the purpose "of making tho olcction lists parti- D. 13. McKenzlc declared that th.o minister would havo control over llv> lock, slock and barrel. Kventualty tlie clause carried on di- vision, ...'_.'. More ImpoiVint amons amendments be s Decides Important Ques- lip of Party Will Be Taken Up at Later Caucus, Probably on Saturday. OTTAWA, Juno Robert Bor- dcn announced at the'cUise of the gov- ernment caucus today'thr.t two gov- ernment proposalsi. under were: Wheat control and aid to ship- building, under-authority .of the rnm- Istry of finance to cndorso promissory notes of purchaasri. To both 61 tho proposals, .Sir Robert said, tho caucus had given Us approval. Thero was no dlsciisaion of the government's naval estimates nor of tho leadership of the party. Tho Sir Robert nddc-1, taken no action on tho question of Increased indemnity for members. The question of and re- organization ot tho Unionist party, It Is to at a further caucus likely to be held on Saturday to the bill provide that: Tho fast' provincial lists 'Shall used fts a basts preparing federal when such Hals vo not more than-two years old (Instead of.not more .than onp year old as the bill originally provided.) In Ontario where no regular provin- cial Hat fj available but a list Is In course of.preparation under the pro. vlnclal'law of I'j20-a list revised by li iY: t'Oiinly latter list'will I.A' next. No Indemnity OTFAWA, 'Jilne 22 (By Canadian There 'vll) bo ilo increased in- demnities this year for members of the house of commons, H.ls iinilsr- slood, alter the caucus of government supporters today, The prevailing opinion seems to be thAt members .should set an, example to the rest of Canada In the matter of economy at the present time. Wheat control .was 'also' and the consensus opinion is that control shall bo contlnnoiV In'c-asb of necessity. .In vltw.of, tho fact that cblit rol lr.fto- jlrnnnsil In tha 'Unit- Slates, It will be "arranged in Can- ada that the be con- tinued In case there is reason to be- llevo lhat Us operation will bo in the Interests of the farmer. Tho govern- ment's resolution, already on'the or- der paper, provides that tho govertior- in-council may order that Iho board shall do. certain things. Somo members havo argued .that the farmers, under the wheat board, nvoiilrt, enjoy tho highest form of pro lection ever known in Tho shlpbnllditjt guarantee will cover vessels to bo used ou both tha Atlantic and Pacific coasts and also on the Great Lakes. It Is pointed that thero are employees dl rectly or Indirectly Interested In.this Industry and that with no form ot as slslance at all they would suffer acute- ly ne.Tt winter. White Denies Rumor MON'TRBAL, Juno Thomas White, ex-finance minister, In not a camlldale for the-federal premiership and under no olrcnm stances will ho accept the oiffce. Sir Thomas White maito this hlmscU to friends here today, anrt- to kill rnmorfv that are going ardiidd ir political circles lo the effect thai Sir Thomas Is likely to te-enter poll tlc.il life as leader of the Unionist parly, lie also staled that his .parti clnallqn in public la LOS ANGELES, June Los Angeles rallwajronicials announc- ed that a slight earthquake at 1030 am put rtk pcmrtr plant at 20 mites of Fresno, oufift conrmuslon for. 25 ipmutes Lot Angeles traffic was tied up for LOS ANGELESlCahf, Junr'22." survey early 'of the earthquake, last night, wood, suffered more severely thcniwas at firtt reported business buildings tin the town practically dectroyvd, the town of light .arid gas ,and of dvrtlllnga were damaged Many plate glaw'Windows in Lai were shattered by the ihock, sev- eral were otherwise in- jured and persons were struck by bricks shaken from chimneys. San and Venice also reported mihbr damage The death of-Mrs. Wm. flippy Angeles, at Venice, a beach resor% was attributed....to earthquake. She jumped .from an auto.following the tremor and dead from heart disease. The earthquake-'area was con- fined to Los Angeles county, Ingle- wood bearing the brunt of verity Another slight earth shock was felt in the Inglewood district" _.near Los An9eles, at- 5 o'clock There no atl- dltlonal damage. LONDONDERRY, Iretand, June in several parts of the city early today after? comparatively quiet night SeveVal' persons kllttd In the rioting here 'yesterday and were more or lew iierloiisly Injured. Military forces held the streets during the night and today were guardlnff the.danrjer polntsjn the center of the .c'rty. ''AdditionaMroops arc being sent here from BeLfa'st. There were no deliveries of milk or bread In Londonderry this morn- Ing.-' Wounded nc-w extends to the point.of declining Juno automobile fl> carry either soldiers or police and carrying the assistant director-general ewu rifles. There.have of tho'Rbyal Irish Manitoba Free Press TMrd Crop Report Shows Exi-ellent Out- look Generally. CONSIDERABLE WHEAT IN SHOT BLADE- arrests-baye been. made. was: of i va.y bridgDi'. but the'bully constable v driver wheel while an ui returned.tbe had gone on for sc ants threw ;two bombs. knowii- ae to the those'who'made'.the attack. L DUBLlN.tJune George's demand that ers of "'rallrgad .workers, here, declare: the Pferaier's bluff; and that he is WINNIPEG, liiattons .are being held today in Manitoba in preparation.for the provincial elections on June 29.- It'. Is reported that -thero may, .be acclamations in three Hon. J. B. IJberal, In 'George.Uttlfi, United Farmers, in Beautiful Plains, and A. R.. Indepenilciit Conserva- tive in Ib'e'rville, oslabulary soldiers, to secure places in itlackcd by have attempted; to prove they when not have ammunition and others station to they have left their rifles be- at ant everely strike vouid Irish trade but revolver yet no voice hasibeen raised against and the -except from the Unionist faction. both legs. authorities would suffer no le. because they have atn; witb motor transport facilities. It Is 5" under out that food difficulties at- strike "would rather" affect tuned at which gets enormous sup- red companion er the 8Qobtlng_ tinie the of Irish produce, while Ireland Is self-supporting. -Stoppage of coal traffic, however. s.. Nothing is ualtfes among hamoor Irish industries. -Eight Deaths Now LONDONDERRY. .Juno: continued during today with one 'death, bringing the total to eight. Premier were .protecting some of. the streets this afternoon .but rains gives firing was going on to terrify be fought and ?eep them indoors a made la a stoppage alh.usual. rs here. SUitude jis General suffering is' expected it de- "too afraid- of foodstuffs -are not resumed It ilail "from' the- mornihg-'f rain the Sinn .taken to the postoffica bv a .mili- itlo n and escort but was perallfedito 're- Iwsymeu. there, flip, post- progressive on Page Elghi I Inli. y A 1 J i tii MI i ifiVlflt )BA TODAY- -5 Royal Bank Buys Splendid Site at Taber; New Block Will Be Erected Shortly (Prom Our Own Correspondent) TA'BEH, Juno yrumor of (ho :purchasc of the northeast corner of Hough street and Douglas avenue hy tho Royal Dank of Canada, bas been confirmed, by J. W. Doran, manager ortho-bank at this point. Negotiations liavc-boen going on for some timo, tho present quarters being too small for thejlncreasing building, expected to go up shortly, being on Iho busiest corner In town. It will hive'-two- stores, (ho upper, for offices for which havo already .spoken, anil b'o n credit to tho bank, as well as to the' town. 'A'.socond deal Is under way, affect- ing anoEher prominent corner but Iho negotiations have not yet-bceo con- cluded. Opposition to: Plan U.F. A. Locals Are AH Getting VICTORIA DROPS DAYLIGHT SAVING VICTORIA, Jimo a two of daylight saving, the city council last night decided to revert to standard lime. DEMOCRAT LEADERS.TO 'ASK ENDORSEMENT OF NATIONS LEAGUE WASHINGTON, June.. Balnbridge Colby, secretary of j? 'state, on leaving1 Washington last night for the Democratic .national convenllo'n where he 4 will net as one of President WJson's spokesmen, declared ho favored endorseme.nl by Iho ''t convention of the League of Na- lions. "Certainty without any reservations that orb 'nullify- 4 slated.' troni Edmonton thjs morning was.to tho .effect that tho delegation 'rom of: Messrs, Shepherd, Noble and Jensen, who left yesterday to'intcrviciv Premier Slew- art, and members of the cabinet rela- tive Urflnanclng. the Lcthbrldgo Nor ;hcrn, would sec Fremior Stewart to- .Opposition to the plan lo provide the mc-iiey forjtho construction by de- positing Alberta bonds with the Do- rhlnlon govcriimcnt, the Alberta gov- ernment taking Nor- thern b'onds in return, Is developing, according'to n telephone raessago to tho Herald, from the north. In the meantime, Messrs. Lawrence Peterson of director, and President Jelllff of tho Lelhbrldgc District U.-F. 'A. association, aro get ting iusv and are asking every U. F. A local In Soutlidrn Alberta to get busy so that tho whole weight ct the U. I' A. organization In' (lie province may bo brought behind Iho Irrigation'ef- fort. Loca! Miners Three to" One for Light.Over Whole District. Voting in tho Lethbridce district among the miners on the .neiv. wage scale is light but what thero is of It Is overwhelmingly In tho new scale.- The Bcalo gives themian incroasooC twenty-seven percent over what. they were rcceiving'last October. The vote In the Veneral and Calt mines gave a 'majority, ot'2-14 for tho new scale. The voting at these mines follows: Gnlt, No. 255 tor; 87 against. Gait No. for; 25 against. Federal 3G for; 4. against. k- No vote was taken at the North American Collieries. The miners there expected a vialt from an organizer of the U. .M. of A; to 'explain Ib'o new scale lo them hut this man failed to in an appearance, so tho vote was not taken. The Collieries camp results were not 'obtainable. .11. Peacock, of Gait mine will kavo this afternoon for' Calgary and will take tho above figures with him. He will take a hand in putting the ing touches on tho new scale. llcports from the rest of the prov- e lo the elfect' that .tiiovoto WINNIPEG, Jnne Mani- toba Free Press In presenting Us third crop report says it.Is most gratifying to find that In the last 15 days there, has been no, general depreciation-of ,he extremely satisfactory conditions' which existed early tn Jnne. The: imounl of wheat in Ehot blade cpn.dir .Ions' la-rather surprisingly large la' view of the late'seeding. When-iMs: remembered, that famous year 1915 the crop was just beginning to' recover'from a bad frost, the condi-; :lon of the present crop much'- ground fop hope of an early and [act'pry harvest, i ''Beatmcj Hoppers i Chlc-f interest the; grasshopper and tbe. feature, of the; report is far of crop actually eaten off is -yeryi smalli that in a number of cases crop eaten .off. Is again: coming though it will be late, off all. every point where, the poison bait' has been applied long enough lo givo res'ilts the reports indicate that it has ..been most keeping! the hoppers In check A limited amount of damage is reported, they are wo-se in Alberta but cxen they in spots and are reported as not o' the travelling var letj There has been hail at a con siderable number of points but the damage reported Is small and in every case IB Bitted as not permanent Moisture Conditions Condition of moisture' Is not so sat as last reported 40 noints cut of the 240 heard from need more rain than they laye at present, though nearly all of these pomts stato crops not aclifally'sufferlng and sub surface moisture In .addition tlie forty points five others report niofi lure conditions really bad, and Irlime- diate. raln: necessary.to save the crop from sorlous depreciation. Thef Wind Damage With the exception of the very ser- ious'wind disaster In the forty, town-', ships in Alberta, wind, liamaga. since'; last report bas beer. TOO slight The only other point reporting serious blowing Is Youngstown, on the Saska- toon-Calgary branch of tho Canadian; Northern Railway, where ten per cent. if th; crop Is .blown, out, but .where onslrterablo recovery Is ince ar veryw everywhere Is light but wholly In favor of accepting the terms, ot. the new agreement. 114 to 4 at Fernle riSHXIB, B. C., June M. W. of A. local officials report that ono hundred and fourtoen votes were. cast against It. 0. D. U.-mon wore acl all day in opposition to acceptance hero snd at Michel. No dellnilo formation is obtaiiiitblo as to tho result of the voting at Michel: SHR1NERS IN PORTLAND BULLETINS TURKS ATTACK MERSINA .June Temps Cays today thit Turkish forces at- tacked' Merslna, on'the Mediter- ranean southwest of Adana and that Iri the har- bor bombarded the BIO JEWELRY JHEFT WINNIPEG, June 21 Fifteen thousand dollars', jewelry was stolen Monday afternoon from the residence of B, R Hutchings, president of the Great West Saddlery company, Search Is being-rhado for n negro who wna bbsecvwl to leave tlio house, hut. e'vadcd a 'policeman who. gave chase. Ore., Juno lal Shrlncdom officially begkn Us ttay council scissions here today, a par ado of uniformed Shrliio bands and patrols over tho principal thorough fnres of Iho .city preceding tho call to order of the imperial council Soventy-thrco nearly as patrols anil drum corps ami other url formed organizations participated ii tho'procession. Tho line of marcl was'more than three miles In length Moro than visitors are In Port land, according to estimates' BODIES RECOVERED WINNTPKO, June a result 0 continued dragging operations, two more bodies of tho victims of tho Le telller ferry drowning accident or Sunday have been recovered. yesterday tho remains of .los. K.inalej nnd Miss Kdpa Scott wero taken from thb walcr. leaving (mly tlie. body o Mr. Kinsley's six-year-old son to bo Youngstown Escaped The Soil Drifting. The following statement was handed out by .President Marnoeb- this sfler- rioon: H. A, ''.Craig, deputy minister of agri-' jiilture, 13 here today. In couversa-. lion it devolopes that W.. H. Falr'nc.lil arid myscll talking last Weil- icsday on a double eitsnsion tele- )hone, nil conversation- at our end jeing about blowing and drifllng.'mls- undei'stood Mr. Crafg In his saying that- he had driven through fitly miles' of country at YounBstpwn.-and that it was -in worso condition than nhylhing afqiihd here. Mr. Craig's reference was regarding the drouth conditions. not nl all to drifting. been no drifting of any conaequenco around Youngstowh, and we aro'very glad to learn that then. there have been, very heavy rains at town. It li desirable lhat the widest possible p'tibllcitT should be given 'to this statement. .This is wired to the .Manitoba Free Press, nnd 1 nm aosing Ihem to get It on eastern, press -fflrea. 0. R. MAHXOCH. Taber Farmer Drops Dead at Supper Table (Spectnl lo tho Hcratrt) T-AHBR, Juno sitting st the table in Frank Kllwood's cockc.ir, about 5 miles southeast of here, Enill: Smith, a farmer living south of Kin- castle, suddenly dropped dead, about 8 o'clock this evening, tho cause cf death being a paralyttoslroie. The deceased man was well In the. neighborhood, and was frequently em- ployed on plowing and fils, aprt had just sat down to slipper 'in thn cookcar, when ha. suddenly threw up his hands and fell back, and Attempting, to seize a pole as a support, dropped dead On floor His were seated at the sflmr> lable. but were unabjo.Uo rcach-'hlm In time. Clilcf Faulris of Taber was notified, slid n car was dispalchcif to1 bring Jhc remains tn an undertaking cstabllshraent ia town, ;