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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE UmiiUClLKirJ DAILY HtiKALb WKDNESiMi rHC LCTHBBIDOE HIP.AI.O PRINTING COMPANY. LIMITtD I 6th Couth, Allitrtl proprietors and Puhnmerf W. A. BUCHANAN Frealdent nml Manuijiiic Dirtctn? JOHN TORHANCK Business Munucer 2.110 Audit o( ClrcuIitloM Subscription Ratei: Dally, per week..........I Daily, by mail, per year............ Dally, by fc.r C months........ Dally by 3 months......... Weekly, by mail, per Wtekiy. mail year to U.S. taxation Imposed on hor people, her nuances tire insulllcient for tho resti- tution of -what has been wantonly de- stroyed. The people there aro strug- gling under a Kriovoui load. They do not believe in tho poverty pleaded by Germany, and knowing tho Teuton no uno else can. France admits that tho Gem-ail State Is for liiu present poor, but the largo classes of tho Ger- man people aro not. To quote tho case of France, as it lias been put, they point to the Stinneses, the Mamies- manns, the Thyssens, the Voslors, tho Krupps, and many more multi-million- THE BREAKERS OF TREATIES. The Germans at the outbreak of the war gave to the world what has become to be a cjassic phrase, in the "scrap of in tho spirit they the sanctity of treaties, and with the ease with which they violat- ed them in the ruthless inarch through Belgium. Tho Teuton once is the Teuton still in the way he re- gards the obligations imposed by the Treaty of Versailles in the matter of reparations and disarmaments. The patience, consideration, and long-suf- fering of the Allies, in the delay to force the Germans to make good what has been imposed on .them, have only tended to harden their hearts and to make obstinacy more obstinate in fulfilling their rightful obligations. Germany in the negotiations with the Allies has come to them not in tho role of a defeated nation, but a nation which came to an arrangement with the Allies for the cessation of hostil- ities. The country was spared the show of the actual fact of defeat, in that a victorious enemy had not mirched through it and invested its capital. To this day, therefore, in spirit at least, Germany does not ac- cept the role of a defeated and humil- iated nation. The spirit which animates Germany, which is part of the nature of the arrogant and self-suiBctent Teuton, ia exemplified in the role she is play- ing in regard to the payment of the indemnity imposed on her by agree- ment among the Allies at the last Con- ference of Paris. Name a fixed sum so that >we can look around for means whereby to meet it was her i-lca. thus playing for delay and trusting to disagreement among the Allies. The sum has been named, with the period for payment, and now with crocodile tears Germany whines that her people cannot be taxed any furth- er for means wherewith to foot the bill, when these very people are the lowest taxed of all the nations who took part ia the war, and who are now bearing the burdens of the war in a measure of taxation of which the German people have not 'been called on to bear. Now we have a spectacle, which would be grotesque and amus- ing were it not for its seriousness, in the counter-proposals made by Ger- many- to pay the' meagre sum of thir- ty billion gold marks, or about seven and a half billions of dollars, a email fraction of the bill presented to her. It requires a Teuton intelligence to appreciate the nature of the request. The history of the reparations' ne- gotiations between the Allies and Ger- many showed that it was a very deli- cate question as between Great Brit- ain and France, on which practically hinged the friendship between the two nations in what constitutes the en- tente cordiale, in the feeling that Bri- tain was inclined to back down. The woes inflicted on France by Germany can only be intimately known and felt by the people of France. The ex- tent of these cannot he realized by those in Canada, or for the matter ol that even by Great Britain, in that the experiences France went through in the war, bands of were experiences which she alone with Belgium shared, and France shared these even more severely than Belgium. France today suffers, and, with the suffering, realizes the extent of the devastation wrought on her, in the possession of her richest areaa during the war by the enemy. The devastation was as thorough as it was cruel and wanton. Where smiling orchards and vineyards stood, where the fields of golden grain bowed their beads to the passing breezes, where the woods grew prolific, piles of rub- bish ware left by the enemy to mark and to serve aa remembrance of his Late and fury. Mines which gave France its wealth were deliberately flooded, factories torn and pillaged, ancient monuments and historic build- ings destroyed and wrecked, and vill- ages and thriving towns laid low by the marauding invader. Who can blame France .when she demands and heavy payments so that may restore the wealth and the glories of a nation! Who can deny France a proper sympathy when she bfti been -mocked at, and is now mocked at, by Germany, In the evas- ion, fraud, and subterfuge she is pur- In denying the making good of what no true Frenchman can readily forget and readily, forgive. i fa France today, with the heaviest 1 aires, to the enormous schemes they are launching, tho large dividends they have been earning, and the huge capitals they are raising. They ob- serve that while the war ruined, and was deliberately so waged as to ruin, the industrial resources of France, it has left German mines and German shops unhurt. They say that Germany TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. What Is the meaning of the ex- pression "Know all moil by these What was "to prevaricate" first applied In'.' What aro proof prints? 4. What is a rroto-martyr? 5. What is tho origin of the ex- pression "Right foot 6. What is "Punic TUESDAY'S QUESTIONS 1. What Is the word gipsy said to come I rum'! 2. What is tho language of the gip- sies? a. How comes "hobby" to denote a favorite pursuit? 4. Who are called the Immortal Three? 3. What is jactitation of marriage? 6. If a hen and a half lays an egg can pay a great amount, and in the alui a half in a day and a half, how name of justice they demand that she many eggs will seven hens lay in six shall pay it, and that, if necessary, she shall bo forced to pay it without fraud and without delay. The idea that Germany shoiild so far profit by her own wrong as to see her trade and industries flourish, while those [days? ANSWERS 1 Said to be a corruption of Egyptian, and so-called because in 141S a band of them appeared In Europe commanded by a leader nam- ed Duke Michael of "Little Egypt." of France are pining, revolts them. 2 Romany, with about words, t'ne chief of which are of cor- rupt Sanskrit. Great Britain, we have the assur- ance of Mr. Lloyd aeorge, will stand by France in seeing that Germany The "hobby" was a falcon train- ed to fly at pigeons and partridges. As hawks were universal pets in the with her territory in the a savage and ruthless foe ton attack. 'We cannot allow said favorite pursuit, it. Is quite evident how the word hobby got its present meaning. 4. Homer, Dante, and Milton. 5. A false assertion by a person or being married to another. This Is actionable. 6. Twenty-eight. pays, now that the bill is fully made j days ot [aiconryi and hawking the out and agreed on. Speaking recently on the question, the British Prime Minister asfeed -whether the Allies have still to deal with the same Ger- many as in the year of the .war, 1914. a Germany "led by the same people, animated by the same Ideals, inspired by the same purpose, waiting each time to achieve the same ends." All whole German people, includinf the guilty of the war. The Allies cannot and will not tolerate that she should escape she is seeking to escape, and so far successfully seeking to with a burden lighter than France and England, the victims of her wan- (Contiuued from Front Page) The German counter-proposals created nothing short of amazement in French official and diplomatic cir- cles. May Take Over LONDON, March German Mr. Lloyd George; "we cannot allow customs in the occupied territory t he repeated amid the cheers of his would be taken over as the first step ,'n forcing the payment of Germany's obligations, should that prove neces- sary under plans being drawn ap by a committee the supreme council The outcome of the present repar- today. No indication that the allies intend to occupy additional German terri- tory at present appears in the struclions given by the allied lead ers to this committee which is fram ing a reply to the German reparations proposals made Tuesday. French Comment PARIS, March this city are united in declaring tha Germany's proposals submitted to thi supreme allied council in London yes terday were unacceptable. "Ger many'a ludicrous appears ,to sum up the view of the majority o newspapers in this city, and the re mark of Lloyd George: "We had bet ter adjourn quickly, or we will fini we owe them finds immensi favor. Premier Briand's newspaper, the Exclaire, says: "France hitherto has shown the utmost patience, and if Germany compels her to do so, she will use her strength remorselessly in full agreement with her allies." The Petit Parisien, which has the widest circulation of any Paris news- paper says: "Faced with the German proposals, which insult the misery of the populations of our devastated regions and which mock all the allies, there is not a single one of our young soldiers, who, if the nation should require .it, will not readily go and mount guard iu the Ruhr region." Jacques Rainville, the widely known writer on foreign topics, says in L'Action Francaise: "It is the good fortune of France always to be able to count upon the clumsiness of the ation conference in London will prove ot sreat interest, and the Teuton will be exposed in his true guile. If the opinion prevkraaly expressed by Dr. Walter Simons, the German Foreign Minister, is a guide to the spirit which animates the German representatives now in London, of 'whom he is one, nothing of a hopeful nature in a will- ing settlement, as the AUles desire, to the full extent' of tha indemnity im- posed can be expected. What the Ger- man Minister said may be German bluff, but his words are worth record- ing. Speaking in Karlsruhe, a week or so ago, he is quoted as saying, "If we do not accept the Paris decisions, measures looking to the breaking up of the Empire will come into force, but any attack from the outside on the constitution of the Empire, I gath- er from my tour of south Germany, would meet with the unanimous re. slstance ot the whole people. "I am going to he de- clared, "feeling that the idea of the inviolability ot the Empire cannot be' torn from the hearts of the Ger- man people as a With the attitude taken by Ger- many, it cannot be said that peace has been already established. What will happen should Germany prove recalcitrant in London hut akeady become matters of surmise and com- ment. It Is generally believed, we read, ia Paris that what is needed is a show of force by the Allies before the Germans will give their assent, which is necessary to the working of the Allied plan. That IB why states- men and the press are urging upon M. Briand to pay the greatest attention to the matter of penalties. While the Allies have no right to take military steps to force Germany to agree to a plan which goes outside the Treaty, as the old saying goes, there is more than one way to kill a cat.. Should the Germans in London give a refusal to meet the Allied figures the Allies could then notify them of some simi- lar or larger amount, to be paid with iu the treaty time limit of 30 years, and theu could tako military steps on that basis. The French Press is paying a great deal of attention to the matter of penalties, and there is much specula- tion about what England and France should do that the English arc agreed, in case of need, to seize the customs ol "a big German port" (presumably Debate Once More Nearly Peters Out Only About 30 in House When Pius Michaud Saves it from Sadden Death OTTAWA, March speech by Dr. Michael Clark of Red Deer and eading debater of the National Pro- gressive party, today awakened tho louso discussion on the address to new energy. Dr. Clark held the floor .he major portion of the afternoon .ind full and a closely atten- tive house were tribute to his pow- ers. As ho has often dune before, Dr. Clark urged tho free trade doc- trines of Adam Smith. He cbided the premier for nailing the protectionist flax to the mist for life; but Dr. Clark Mr. Meigheu joined in the man who can change his mind three times in six months on the luxury tax is Quito capable of changing his mind to the tariff." Dr. Clark, too, charged the premier with bavin? been too busy hunting Bolshevists to study rural depopula- tion. He had little sympathy with the Campbell sub-amendment. People who tried to sit between two Etooh often found themselves occupying a moro lowly position. He proposed to support the opposition amendment, but he was not satisfied with it. He did not, agree that the government had usurped office and he thought re- distribution should precede an elec- tion. It an investigation w.ere held into the grain trade its findings could hardly be submitted to the present parliament, and said Dr. Clark: "I think we had better leave the findings and investigations to our successors." of cattle to supplied to settler, and by wholesale pur- chaxlnc has secured the stock at very mvorabte prices, ar.d by tha same px- tensive buying of equipment will bo .bio to supply Implements at quite u reduction In cost. A further move to put tho soldier settlement at Lister on Its own the action of the board In calling tor tenders for tho purchase of tho stock in tha general store which tho Dr. Hugh Clark was followed by Hon Guthrie, who challenged the CLAREDLMNEWS (From Our Own Correspondent) CLAKKSHOLM, Feb. 2S What might have been a serious accident happened on Saturday to C. 10. Tlllot- son and was u rery narrow escape to both Mr. Tillotson and a team ot store building which on tho townslte. An have first chance to rent the new vitl bo erected effort will bo made by tho soldier settlers to secure tho stock and operate tho store on strictly co-operative lines. Eleven new members united with the Presbyterian church by presenta- tion of certificates at the communion service on Sunday morning. Under Rev. J. A. James' pastorate the mem- bership has steadily Increased and In addition he has organized a 'teen age girls club, a young people's non-de- nominational literary and debating club, as well as having tho Sunday school teachers meet iu weekly ses- sions for the study of the Sunday -school lessons. spark, supposed to bo from a cigar, caused the straw to catch firo and was not noticed until the entire back of the lonil wan ono fire. Two men driving by run to Mr. Tillolson's as- sistance, and whilo the team broke away from the wagon and escaped serious injury, the rack ami part of tho wagon were burned. J. E. Moffutt and wife have boon visitors to Dtirons .for tho past few _ days. Erie IB taking u tow holidays j before moving to tho farm. The C. P. It. are doing a very nice piece of work on their property ftt Clareshohn. Three cars of cinders have been shipped in ami are being spread on tho road between tho track and Railway street which is alway PICKED UP IN PASSING POU TUB BU3T MAN IJfe insurance companies have over Invested ia Alberta. The Senate Divorce Committee started work on some 150 cases. Cobalt C.W.V.A. IB protesting against tho new Provincial Milling Profits Tax. The income of tho Lake Shore Gold Mino, Kirkland Lake, last year was Iu tho Rittersville, Pa., fire station, a fireman yawiied so hard he fractur- ed n rib. There are women in Now York who make a living pawning articles for other people. Building permits in Prlnco Albert la mud hole in the spring. This work! for January numbered eight against David Scott, who left here three wil, ,.e Tory appreciated by the ten last year. years agb for Champion. Alta., was here on a business visit the fore part of the week. Despite two dry yearS and another season in which he was hailed out. Dave says he ia just here for a few square meals with old friends and then he is going back to make good. The C. P. R. Is cutting operating ex- penses to the fine point all along tho Crow. Commencing on the 27th tho people ot tho town and country. Ole Hustad and family who have been spending the winter in Vancouv- er have returned to town. Ole reports 31 days fain to the mouth, and !ho change to Alberta sunshine looks good to him. There were several changes in garage concerns in Claresholm week. Fairbanks and Leister last who free trade positions. Academic trea- tises on Britlah trade policies, he said, are interesting but not relevant to present conditions in Canada. The 1919 Liberal fiscal program was not tha policy followed by Liberals when in and MacKenzie King was assuming something beyond his rights when he claimed to be leading the old historic Liberal party. "In eight out of nine Mr. Guthrie said, "he represents only a remnant of the Liberal party. In two of them he does not represent a single thing." If parliament were dissolved now, Mr, Guthrie argued, the west would be just as unrepresentative as the pre- sent for industrial centres would be deprived of their proper representa- tion. This was one of tlio reasons why the government should carry on. the electjon qt a new to suc. Debate Nearly Collapses Dominic Luke, who died ulmost Later in the evening the debate, for a year aso The springlike weather of the past two weeks and the advent of March has decided users that there is no prospect of a local ice crop, and thlg week sees several cars of Moyie- ice being unloaded at Creston. Last year the local crop supplied about half the the second time since the opening of the session, almost collapsed. Thomas of Lotbiniere, had just sat down and there in "the nearly empty house ti> continue. "Is the house ready for the the speaker asked. Hastily Hon. Mr. Kohb responded with a sharp "No." demand out this year the weather has "Move the he remark- been (O mm that (he ferry Koot. Germans. Their eternal blunders save us from our own." Guess at Allied Reply LONDON, March to Ger-] Johnston ed to Ernest Lapointe of East Que. bee. At the moment, Hon. C. J. Doherty, minister of justice, was lead- ing the house, and Mr. Doherty de- clined to accept a motion to adjourn. Finally the situation was saved by the appearance ot Pius Michaud, of Victoria, N.B., who armed with papers, continued the debate. Attendance in the house had dwindled to about thirty. A "Manufactured" Government OTTAWA, March Press.) Hon. Hugh Guthrie, soli- citor-general, in the debate on the address In the house of commons last night, Fred Johnston, Last Mountain, quoted from sneeches made by mem- bers of the Progressive group last ses- sion to show that they had been in favor ot re-establishing the wheat board for handling the 1920 crop. Mar- ket conditions in the part of Saskat- chewan were he lived had been very bad last fall. Oa the branch of the C.N.R. in his district, it had been im- possible to get cars to ship the grain. Before cars were available, prices had dropped considerably, and the farm- ers refused to sell. Eventually a num her of them were "squeezed out." It was rather a curious thing, said Mr. that cars were available ljUlNJJUiN, marcn n> uer- c, tl many that her reparation proposals shortly after. It was claimed that submitted Tuesday would not be dis- the cars had been used in handling cussed with her, and that the allies coal, bu he was at a loss to know were ready to enforce the payment of where the coal went to.because it the German obligations, was in prep- aration today'by the.committee of the supreme council appointed to frame a reply to the Germans. The instructions given by the heads of the allied delegations to this com- mittee was in substance: F'irat, the allied governments .decline to discuss proposals advanced with evident bad faith; scond, Germany shall be re- minded of1 her various violations of the peace, treaty; third, the German government shall be informed of im- mediate steps tho allies ate determined to take in beginning to enforce the collection of Germany's obligations. The Germans today were merely marking time, awaiting the summons of the allies to hear the decision on the German proposals. results of yesterday's conference had been com- municated to Berlin by the German delegates, but up to this afternoon they had received no new instructions from their government. After deliberating for an hour upon the report of the experts, the heads of] did not come to his section. Mr. Johnston said the present gov- ernment had not been elected in but had been "manufactured in July 1920." Referring to redistribution, Mr. Johnston declared it was more im- portant that the people should be given an opportunity of expressing themselves. A general election was long overdue and the one question in Saskatchewan today was when an election would be held. enay River has operated uninterrupt- Stebbins have started business themselves in the old Tillotsou gar- age. Frank Teters, who has been head mechanic for the Claresholm garage tor the past three years, has taken a similar position with Vanhorn and Stebbins. The G. W. V.. A. held a box social and dance in tho I. O. 0. F. hall on Friday last. On account of the condi- tion of the roads the attendance was not as great as expected. The veter- ans inten'd holding another dance to wind up the season iu the near future. loca. "agent was Instructed to do no Sunday work in the way of selling tickets, checking baggage, accepting fact do no work at all except open the station waiting room. Wages to the men on eitra gang work have been cut to per day to the men -who are engaged at new fencing west of town. S. A. Speers, D. D. G. M., of Masonic District No. 8, left yesterday on an official visit to the lodges at.- Port Steele, Kimberley and Windemere, which wil complete his official round of the district lodges for this year. After being almost at a standstill for almost half a dozen years Masonry In Creston is again decidedly active, and emergent meetings are being held to take care of the degree work. R. L. T. Galbralth of Fort Steele, Indian agent for the Kootenay, was here on an official visit to' the local tribe over the week-end. He reports that the exceptionally mild winter and rather light snowfall has enabled the Indians to bring their livestock through in pretty good shape, despite the fact that their stock of hay was not more than 50 per cent, of normal The next big event at the reserve wil Owen Sound will send a deputation to Ottawa to try ami induce the Gov- ernment to build an armories there. Wm. Kamps, a returned soldier, was run down by a street car in Sudbury and severely injured. Edgar Brown, paying teller in main and Toronto branch of the. Bank of Moni- tor 'real, was "'arrested oa u charge of theft of A. M. Seilars, Alberta's fire com- missioner, plans to educate the child- ren of tho province on firo preven- tion. U. F. A. locals in Northern Alberta are passing resolutions that per month and board shall be the basic farm wage this year. Jas. A. Morrison, a C.N.R. brake-. William Moffatt, Jr., has purchased i man, who had spent in two days, a. Ford car for the summer's use. Mr. i was found dead in a Port Arthur Moffatt has every thing ready so that jnotel- when the fishing season opens the road to the fishing grounds -will be none too long for him. Everybody who owns a gun ot any kind are around looking for someone to give them a permit to have same In their possession. Mr. J. Feeny, who has been em-. ployed by McKinney and Son for the i trolt, preached his farewell past year, received word on Thursday i "t Dresden. The Grenville Crushed Rock Co.. Limited, with head offices at Smith's Falls, capitalized at has been incorporated. Rev. C. A. McRae, who has accept- ed the pastorate of Knox Church, De- of the death of his aunt in Vancouver. Mr. Feeny left on the night train for] Vancouver and will be absent for tho next two weeks. leaping through the window of swiftly moving C. P. R.f train at Drydcu, Jas. McKibbon, sentenced to two years in the penitentiary, eseap- from his guard. edly every day. Erlckson local of the United Farm- ers has developed the co-operative buying side of the organization to a point where it will be but a short time- NEW YORK, Feb. Ame-i- tlll they have a store of their own at icon committee for the China Famine thai point. In addition to hay and I Fund has received information that grain feeds they are now bringing In j the China-Japan business association field and garden .seeds, as well as has raised yen (about some lines of staple household arti- cles. RAISES FOR HUNGRY in Japan for fie famine sufferers of Northern China. GEI SOLDIERS AT Creston Valley Veterans Colony Being Ice Crop at Creston Ihp ulliflrl (Iflpeitltrin" i port with lertain pturn and for the French to soldiers Into "a big industrial city" (presum- ably "as a beginning." There are reports all about that eventually the French would BO to Munich It the Germans held out. Still another report says Marshal Foch is polishing up the old plan of 1910, threat of which persuaded the Germans to sign tht Treaty Vi sallies. rl thft rfi- which will bo added in a re-draft of the docu- ment. It was announced the experts would rasscmhle at 3 o'clock and that the allied leaders would again go into session at 5 p.m. RETLAW LAD RECOVERS SERIOUS OPERATION I By a Slalf Reporter.) HICTLAW, March 16- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Parks, of River Bow, is home again al'tnr a long confinement in the Taher hospital, lie entered tha hospital "le.irly in January undergoing an oper- ation for an of thfa ear. (From Our Uwn Correspondent) CHESTON. March definite move is on toot to get the sixty-live soldier farmers at Lister In the pro- ducing class this year. Col. Latta ot tho Land Settlement Board was here this week, and outlined the plan of action. All tho pettlers were advised to make application to the board headquarters for one or two cows and a general purpose work horse ag well as a loan of which will help them with the purchase of light farm- ing implements, another loan of with which to purchase clover seed wherewith to seed down part of the ploughed area and later on plough it In for fertilizer. The Land Settlement Bawd is purchasing a better "Little Pal of Mine to-daa PLAYER'S NAVY CUT CIGARETTES ;