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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. FOURTEEN PAGES ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH FOURTEEN I'AGES NUMBER BO Changes in Alberta Liquor Act Depend on Result of Plebiscite NcKenzie King, Liberal Leader, MovesforEarlyGeneralElection GENERAL Buchanan and Marnoch Press Lethbridge Northern Bonding Aid Plan on Government at Ottawa ___.______ Liberal Leader' Moves Amend- nienUo Throne Speech Call- ing For Quick Action Presentation of Proposals Delayed Owing to Hon, Meighen's Absence in Representatives Urging That Big Appropriations to Continue Irrigation Survey Work be Made This Year and Will Likely be Granted. Sir George Foster in Impassion- ed Speech Defends Record of Unionists OTTAWA, March pas- sage of the promised franchise bill and constitutional steps toward the holding of a general election were urfled in an amendment to the reply to the address from the throne moved by Hon. W, L, Mac- kenzie King, leader of the oppo- sition, in the house of commons this evening. In his speech, which preceded the moving of the resoiu- tloiT, Mr. King asserted that neither the house of commons nor the cabinet represented the Cana- dian people. -There was no min- ister from the Maritime provinces and: therefore three million were without voice in cabinet'mattcrs. He claimed the government no longer trusted the people. There- fore it was time to secure a repre- sentative house and cabinet. Sfr George Foster, acting prem- ier, in reply, made an impassion- ed defense of the. Union govern- ment and its accomplishments. As, to the opposition's demand for an i efection, he thought Jt was accom- panied by the hope that the reso- lution would be defeated in the house, then Mr. King would have the credit of having asked for 'a general election. At the time, would risk the dangers to itself which lurked in an appeal to the people. Cross Benchers in No Man's Land OTTAWA, March far, none of tho parliamentary cross heiichcrs.lmvd taken part in a Indeed, Ihcy have hecn curiously dislo- oa'ed by the arrangements of scats in tho house. -Now, the cross-hencher cannot occupy debatable ground iu no-man's land. He must choose either one side or Iho other. So yesterday some clio-sc ono side of the house; Kome Ihe other. Mr. Crernr sat on the front opposition benches, but away iit the HIT end of the chamber. Be- tween bini ami the regular opposition mCyinbcrs a row empty benches Tnnrkcd the gulf. Seated with Mr. Cre- rar were JJr. Clark, of ttutr, anil Mr. MacN'utt, of Saltcoats, Kask. Im- mediately behind them Mr. Knox, uf I'rtnce Albert, and Mr, Johnson, of Last, Mountain. HeKiinJ ihose ngjiin were three of tho recently elected Farmer candidates, but others who oc- fiasiunally sat with the old r-.ross- liko Mr. ot and Major Andrews, of on Ihe government side. Close by, also sealed well flown ih'i was Hon- A. K. Mac- who resigned from tho govern- ment bul a days ago. Probe Manufacturers' Activities OTTAWA, March 13. R ixjvlin, Wright, 1ms given notice that be will move in Ihi! commons for ihe prodnciioi: of all correspondence be- isveon the government or any niem- lier thereof, umi "Dominion Mamifac- Association" relating to sip- peals fnmi superior, or other court de- cisions, in regard to the validity of certain Dominion and provincial acts and provincial HcensoH whereby tlio Uoinnion government undertook to give iinandal adl to the said mann- achirers or Miolr appeals, as shown in the 'Financial Times, ot Montreal, February 21. 1920. Limit Firearm Imports OTTAWA, March Caifi minister of cnslomp f-glvoii notfco of a bill to bo Introduced in the commons to a me in I Iho clause in regard to tho importation of (ire- urn's ji.ivJ explosives, w3iio.li tit present makes an exception (n favor of Great Britain, and would include Great Bri- tain among Ihc countries, Importers ol will bo required lo secure per- mission of Iho ministers lo import Mich commodities. The resolution on tbo bill will be based Is to bo idlscusscd in committee- of the whole litmsc. Law re Vfftr rnciiTiiS OTTAWA, March tm been given in tho commons by the minister riuilliirt, Hon, Hugh thrie, ot a proposed anscmlmciil to the Criminal Code in vesuect to Hie un- lawful use of war medals, war certifi- cates, etc, (Kpeclal I'' The Herald) OTTAWA. Starch LMarnoch ot Ihc IJoard of Trade and the Southern Alberta Irrigation Development Associa- lion has been in Ottawa for the past ten days on matters connect- ed with irrigation development in. Southern Alberta. Hon. Arthur minister of the interior, was absent in the west for) several days nftcr Mr. Marnocb's arrival, but when the infiiiBter arrived Ironj the vfc'st ho was approach- ed by Mr. Marnoch, along with A. JJuchanan, ,ai.P.r who arrived here Saturday, with the Alberta government 'proposals tlic assunincc1 fund for the inter- est of tho Lelhhridgc Northern project bonds and Hie re-iucst that the Domimoji'government should provide the money for the bonds at par so thai it would not be necessary to put the bonds cm the market al Iho nrcseut Hoard of Railway Commission- ers Turns Down Proposal To Inslal U. S. Plan The mailer is now under con- sideration by LHe minister i.-'. President Oilarnoch Avlll continue to press on the members ot Ihe cabinet the necessity for tho co- operation of tbe Dominion gov- ernment in the great schemes for tho development of Southern Al- boria's agricultural resources by irrigation. Economy the Watchword Kconomy is the watchword in Ottawa. The finance minister is urging the cutting down of all sur- veys, including those for .irriga- tion wdrfc, but. Mr. Buchanan is pressing for continuance of all surveys without, delay. President connection {ho Western Canada Irrigation Asso- ciation for ihe past six'years en- ables him to properly estimate and appreciate that 4he Dominion gov- ernment has spent an average of rearJy for tho ixul six or years, in Alberta, fun irrigation surveys, stream measurements, and securing the other necessary data respect to irrigation proposals, and bo is urging along with Mr, Buchanan that the good work be kept np- It is quito likely that a big appro- priation for the same purposes be made again Uris yean ilr. lluc'lmnari ami be busy all the remainder of this on irrigation matters BULLETINS BOHEMIAN BREAKS UP (Uv Press Wire) HALIFAX, N. S., March The Citadel signal station re ports that tic Leyland liner Bo- hemian, 'which stranded on the Sambro yesterday morninir. .and was later aban- doned, broke in two this morn ing and sank; v SEVEN LIVES LOST March Canadian lives are believed to have been lost and several persons Injured when the crew of the Leytand Line steamer 'Bohemian abandoned their ship as she was breaking up on the Sambro this morning. 'STOP YOUR TICKLING JOCK' MONTREAL, March a toy. In Uio ribs cost the Montreal Train way Company, whose conduc- tor was responsible lor joke, the sum of and costs, 4o which Mr. Justice Tellicr condemned it In yesterday's superior courC Parent, 12 years old, was riding on a Paplnoau Avc. car urtien the conductor tickled htm in tho ribs. This causeJ Jiiui to foso Ms balance and ho fell, suffering .in- juries for which plaintiff, the boy's f mother, sued tlie company for damages, receiving and costs ot tho action. IN JUNTA Will Veterans Enter Federal Political Field? Hon. J. R. Boyle in Two Hour Speech Deals With Pi-ohib'.licm As It Is in Alberia Today and Moves for Plebiscite, Which Carries Without Roll Fig- ures Place Alberta in Lead of All Canada in Number of Paid for Alberta Provincial Police. here. I. 'MOXTP.EAU March 2 Cana- dian Important decision of the board of railway commission- ers rejecting tlio proposition to apply in Canada the United Slates system of "avenge demurrage" on CUM was received yesterday" by the transpor- tation bureau of tlio Montreal boi.rd ot trade. The demurrage now in force in Canada allow (he consignees hours after the car has been placed lo unload it. Thereafter penalties are imposed increasing by a dollar tor each day's delay. The Canadian rule made no'provision for averages as lias j been done in tho United Slates. Um United States a credit a day is allowed for each released within tlio first 24 hours cf free time and a debit charged for each 24 hours after tlie car is detained beyond the first IS hours of free lime. At the cud ot the month, if credits equal or exceed debits, no demurrage of the charge .is made; if not, demurrage is only charged on Ihc difference. The rejection ot tills plan is Mscrl on the reason Unit Jho average sys- tem is discriminatory in principle and it has not been proved that it will work out lo increase car supply avail- able at any given lime. Rush To Do in Ontario is Ex- pected After Convention (By Canadian Press Leased MONTREAL, March 2 tho Do- minion convention of the Great War Veterans' Association, which meets in Montreal for Ibo week of March '2? and al which it is cipocUd that SOO delegates will attend, one of-the most important subjects discussed will be whether the association is to laio an active part In federal politics. This course advocated by certain Ontario ynd western branches, but is not al present regarded favorably by a majority of the members in. Mont- real. Other questions lo be discussed al the convention will include land set- tlement for soldiers, pensions, annui- ties, insurance, civil- re-establishment o! relumed soldiers, the employment of returned soldiers al tho burial of veterans. Has No Leader Information About of Opposition or How Long He Holds Job March ia thought here that thev'convention of the Canadian council of agri- culture in this city, on March 23, Will be followed by a rush through- out rural Ontario to put farmer candidates in the field for the federal elections. The agenda for the convention has not yet been received from Winnipeg, but is daily. It Is understood that the matter of holding a Do- minion-wide convention of farm- ers to decide on a federal platform will be one of the subjects dis- cussed at the convention here. VETERANS PROTEST WAUGH'S APPOINTMENT OTTAWA, march Canadian warm protest against the ayiwimnioNl of Kicltaul Waugh, cs- nAyor o! Winnipeg, to the position of Canada's representative on the Saa- Valley commission, is to bo made to Ihc government by tho G. IV. V. A The veterans are protesting on tut ground that preference should have been given to a (vuntifieu. es-ineinlter of tiif) Canadian expeditionary lorcc. to The llemMl. EDMONTON, March. ernment has no information" ,is the answer returned by tlie j-ovcrnTnnni. in fho IIoiiEO on Tuesday to a scries of questions asked by W. 31. Davidson.] North Calgary, as to whether the lead-! er ot (lie opposition Lt leader rturiiiEj tlio session merely or whether his duties Include leadership during the intermission. Also for what tern> Uio leader of the opposition Vs appointed.. In regard to Mr. Pjiyiilson's rnies- lion, "what Is tlie ptrenKth that a party must hnvo it is entitled to an official 'leader receiving a lead- er's salary, wage, payment, stipend; emolument, honorarium, or ia'deni- the government answers: j Borden Will- Resume; the Leadership G. B. LIVING COSTS March cost uS nl principal articles of food in Ifngland i roso in January to 335 per cenl. ore i tho iire-wiir level, and is 125 per cent on rent, cloUiiug, light nnd fuel, ac cording 4o statistics prepared by th American chamber ol commerce i: FREDERlCTON WILL TAX WOMEN FOLKSIparly must lie the recognized opposf-1 _____i lion in Hie legislative assembly. The j FIIEDKH1CTON N, B., March statute docs not slate what strength j Women earning salaries ot'more than that parly must have." j 3300 :i year will bb taxed In Frederic- j Ion this year upon thslr Incomes for the liriit lime. IJnilcr the new inter- pretation ot the assessment iavr, worn- OTTAWA, March J. A. Calder and Hon. J. D. Reid re- turned to Ottawa today from New where they met S.ir Robert on his return frorn Eng- land. They slated that Sir Rob- ert is much Improved in health and wilt return to Ottawa before the end of the present session of parliament to resume the leader- ship of the government. IN STYLE SVUACU8K, N. Y., March writing a note to an undertaker in j en areas liable for taxailon upon their I which he named pall bearers and i Incomes as men and thus all those, made all arrangements for his fun-' who cam arc to fin laxcil upon thelerat, J. Miles CntumlnEs, a-retired amount Ihey fire In rocolpt of above architect, chloroforme'd his pet (log 3300 :i year. 'last ulght and then took poison. LADY ROSS DEAD TORONTO, March has been received here of the death at Santa on Sun- day, of Lady Ross, widow of Sir George Ross, one-time premier of Ontario, Imperial Parliament Only Can Make AmendmentThat Is Suggested In Edmonton STEAMSHIP ARRIVALS NHW YORK, March Impcralor, from Liverpool, In (tunran- tluc at 3.30 n.ni. (Special'to The lie EDMONTON, March of in Ihu Hoiwa arc adverse lo tho proposal of J. 0. Turguon, (gov- Kibstono, and W, M. Dav- idson, North Calgary, to alter of the legisla- ture PO that no government, would bo defeated on a majority cast against It