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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. SIXTEEN PAGES LETHBR1DGE, ALBEKfA, FRIDAY, MARCH 5; 1920 S1XTKEN PAGES NUMBER 72 To Sell B.W.I.to Who Is Opposition Leader? Mr. Ramsey or Geo.Hoadley Private Members are Defiant Proposal Made By Prem-j Lloyd Georje To Help Pay War Debt, I i LONDON, March Is ex- i rected that UM prepoeal to the West Indies to Un- j Heel M meant of helping balance the war efcbt of Great Britain will be discussed In the house of by Premier Lloyd Georse probably on Monday of next week. Pending the statement, members of the government dls- play unwillingness to express their views for publication. Opln-. Ions obtained privately, however, indicate that .the proposal, If it were formally'presented, would not be considered. Reduce' National Debt j March Canadian) bouse of ycslertlay j discussed national finance, ou motion; of Lord Huckmaster, to reduce (liej national 'debt and bring expenditure] wllhlu revenue. The government's i reply was that the debt had reached lie peak nml a' steady decrease might! be ,H was Ihe government's L to, reduce (ho foreign ox-1 ternal dolit anil c-ontract no more debts abroad. Tlio motion was agreed to The Htral4> KOMOXTOK, 1m the o with the be- Binning of the war, It waa an im- partapt factor In; delaying Amer- ica'a in the struggle. To the-aame caute {due a great deal ef political em- barraeement.-to '.the war admlnis- tntlon In Waahlnjton. I remem- her the queatleri being actually i raised where'tHe American navy could wiaely utilize Ireland at its baaa of operations. Though, hap- pily, ttrateglc eonateeratlena over- ruled political only the loyalty to America of, Irian-Americans counteracted the deep reaentment cauted by con- tracts all too catlly drawn be- tween the treatment of the horih- corner and tht reet of our country In confllcta with Brit- ith aovemment. "Ireland has become Increav- Ingly, during' the the final proof to every'enemy of Eng- lind and America, that the Brit- Ith alma In wa.r and peace are mere where they profeaa to have any regard what- toever for the liberty Small nationalities." Why America It Interetteif "Tbe llrlllsli people, the British nar- i NOT RIGHT PLACE TO I DISCUSS I to th. Herald) EDMONTON; jdirlaiou was recorded la the house Thursday when the legislature, by a i vole of 31 ngtittti to 13 for, turned :down a motion presented by It. Davidson (government) North Cal- gary, asking the federal parliament tu Make such iteps >s are neceMary tp 'have Ihe British North America. Act amended so at lo abolltb, I hi Canad- ian Senate. i The house debated the resolution: for an hour or more and party lints were totally disregarded when [motion went down to defeat, Thbee who spoke the proposal, In- cluding Charlee Stewart, were emphatic on the point Uiat they were llament and all the British government know this. Now und again some prominent jiolillcian wins cleers by telling-America to mind her own'bual- u'css aiid (alklnc obout, her nesro (Continued on Pago Kight.) Gerard Defends Canada in League lowest hind of .a tariff ichlch wonld hear least heavily on the Beaeral ihody ot citizens. Some Interests which irere protected under the 'tariff had' .certainly .flonrtshed" and built uii Hdyl fortunes In the last few years and pro-] bfe.avaihiWe WILtSEttt ,_ means .of ..enriching "ccrta n people the country is enriched Ihrougnj the development' of Its natural re I it vill u'e b'ost able' to r.icet its financial obligations. said the sneaker, "1 k j. nuiu LUU i1 tvuun to cope wimthe problems now faemg must ulilize tie tariff to raise Canada It was'ejected throughout I am not.on8 thal wants [0; tho evening that there would be a vote ,et out and slash the on Hon. Mackenzie King's amendment' at the conclusion ot.-'Mr. Ci speech, In -which he stated thi MITCHELL, Marth stand in regard to the League of. Natlona voting was supported by James W. Gerardi former 'American ambaaeador to here latt night. When orators denounce the '..I, teague aiW'iedare-U'at England- ia to hive tin and Statea but one, read the covenant of the 'league and discover' the' truth for said Mr. Ger- ard. "The league IE'governed by two would E'Jnjiort the amendment cause he believed the people should have a larger share in federal busi- ness, but Hon. Arthur Melghen nnex- pectedly took part in the debate which there a i tariff probably for some years Id come Lnat as a nleang Of raising revenue, hut it :l (lie farmer against high'prices for his machinery rather than to protect the big interests, who for too long have enjoyed such pro- tection." prolonged until after. 11 o'clock.I of next session lo consider this sub- ject Jogotlicr ivllh Ihat of proportional rspreJ'Gtilallnu.dic two being involved. Major .fames I.ov.-ery (opposition) a somewhat lengthy Blieecli, speaking generally In favor of liroportiorial -representation, and also dealing with tho movement toward '.he group system in progress at (he present timfr. Ho assorted thai far from proportional reprcscnlalion bringing about Iho group system, gov- ernment wl'Ii Iho aid of. groups was already upon us, and he saw nothing to fear In It. Ho drew a distinction, however, botvrcen (ho influence of groups in legislation and the Influ- ence of classes, the latter of which he denounced as sinister and selfwh. Continued at Might Session March and Bections of the counlry. Mr. Crcrar's plan of government would be class government, and Mr. King's movo for an election was based on a fliinsy suppositions antl the thought t'nat Canada was hungry lo acclaim the Liberal leader as Us prime minister. Interest' Inline debate on the ad- proportional represontallon and redla- Mbutlou, pursuant to the motion ot Alexftndor Hoait Centra cm Investigation of tho subject prior to. tno next, session. Motion Withdrawn Aflor many moro members hail been h-trd, Mr. finally witu- drew his motion for the special com- mittee. Ho rtld EO, he said, ou (he understanding tlifct the foverntnonl was prepared lo bring In an adequate measure at tho beginning of the licit ictalou (or full dlsctiMlon. JAPS ABANDON THEIR SIBERIAN EXPEDITION HONOLULU, March 5. The Jacuneie government has decided to abandon the Siberian expedi- tion, according to a cable messige from Toklo received tcdny hy ShlnpouJ, a Japanese language newspaper here. FORM COALITION Jlarch Dr. Ke- loader of the Agrarian parly ami president of parliament, la salO to lie attempting lo form a coalition mlnlslry lo rcplare the' cabinet wblcli rcslcncd ycslorday dress In the commons was renewed to- day. The cross-benchors a long silence and two of them, T. W: Cald- well. Orleton, N. B.. and ..Oliver 11. Gould, Assinlbola; made their maiden speeches and bolh made good Impres- sions. Census and Redistribution Two western members on the. gov- ernment F.iiie spoke against an Im- mediate election. W. A. Buchanan of that 'ho wonld g the govern-' lad .the anaur- re-distribution __________________. The West de- manded proper repres'ehlsllon and hart been treated siubhlly In this regard in the pml. Dr. M. P. WbiiMen, Bran- don, declared IJbflrals had over lo Ihe govcniiRcnl'side and said ;hat any move for an elecllon "pare bunk" and to UM no slock In t. Farmer .Members Speak MesFTs. Caldrfell and Oould, breek- Ing tho Ice for the third parly, de- cried all attempts fop class farmer esUltlion as class legislation. Every secllon ot tho pepole was considered, they declared. Mr. Caldwell declared he had never heard the Union gov- ernment accused of econdmy. and it was Inconsistent In Its Utlff policy, the tariff to the far- mer and penalized him ID benefit the manufActvirlng Mr. Oonli that the -plat- form of tho Farmer movement .was big and broad eno'ttgh for all Classen within the Dominion Vho stoorl for Ihe trne and deeper conception of Canmltanlsin. W. A. .Mtcl.ean, Soulh York, do- dared It f Canada Iml a prime minister who attended sittings of par- liament and led. his government prop- erly. He dM not want a general elec- tion without te-illslrlbiillon firsl. Mr. Buchanan'i Tariff Stand OTTAWA. March C.r-Spoahtng ou Urltt in (he house of commons they can do it." JJeferrin; lo Cnnada's stains in the League of Nations, Mr. Buchanan warmly congratulated Jhe president of. the privy council on his recent pro- nounced allilude. "I believs he has tlie grent niajorily of the pec-jile of Canada behind said the speaker amid a chorus of ap- proval from all sides of the liousc. ILL SEND PEG Evans March Canad- n cases against tho iveri fitrlkn'leaders will-go to the ry. Justice Jletcalfa today refused wtions'On-behalf of seven accused 1 withdraw thoir cases from the ry OH the ground of Insufficiency of vidence.. Crown counsel will begin the nd- rcss to the Jury Immediately follow- ig the convening ol the court at ils afternoon. Isaac Pitblado, K.C., trown counsel, ook tip the entire morning session utllnlng. evidence agalnet Iho nccus- d lo show reason why the case lould go lo tlio jury. Indication that further indictments ay bo preferred against the Winni- eg labor leaders at tfio neit sftllng f tilt grand Jury, on March 1C, was Iveii when Justice Metcalfc coupled name of Robin' on, labor leader and secretary ot tho rades and labor a uesl as to the next meeting of the rarid jury. '.Mr. lioblnson's name win lentloncd In connection with crl encc." (Special.to the Herald) EDMONTON, March long discussion Friday morning the' municipal )jw committee of the leiltlature refuted >o grant charter amendment to the etty Edmonton giving the city cauncll direct representation on the school board. It wat agreed, however, that the city council1 should have reareaentatlon on the exhibition and public welfare boards. GERMANS AND BELGIANS ARE REALLY WORKING NEW YORK, March many Is on the way to a great in- du'triil comeback, according to Col, William Hentlty, U. S. A., just returned from five months' aeronautical observation In that country. He says Germany and Belgium are the only two Europ- ean countries that have tone to work since the war. "BUY AT HOME" ITALIAN TOBACCO SLOOA LONDON, March Italia government lias decided to buy i moro tobacco (rom the United HUle Kgypt or the Philippines, cars a Rom dispatch lo Iho. Central H In.slet thin only Kalian. (ohMo lo be used. to Withdraw Jury Begin bodies. In one every British col- ony a vote, but inv the.other each nation has but one'.yptiyand to be effective every." 1 measure. must be pissed by bothi theae.bod- ies. "It it also tri's 4hat :c'iibs, .far more under "the" contrbl'lqi' '-'the is :u.n: der' "also-' v'eie. Sfl Honduras, Haytl-arid erSj .whose -votes are uphold the interests of the United Explain Irrigation Bill To Farmers At Meeting Here Monday opposed to It not bec-iuse they fator-; ed the Canadlaa Senate, but because they wwo against interference witu federal attain. i The roll call was as follows. i For llr. Uarldaon's motion: Hon. Dundan MarsbaH. Hon. A. J. McKsn, Messrs I2alAn, Shandro. Morkeberg, nae, all govern- ment members; Mwsfs Moore 'and Jtoss, and Messrs ford and Stanley, opposition; total 12. Agaliist the J. Jx Cole, lion. .A. 0. McKay, Hon. J. R. Boyle, !Iou. 0. n. Mitchell, Hon. George j SinitU, Messrs MeCal-' lura, McColl, Montgdiuery, McNaufbton, kina, State and Gset7j. all gbvernzo'eni members; Miss Mc.Mana, Messrs.' Weir arid Pearson, independents, ati'il Jlessrs RamBey, Kwing, Dr. Slewart.': Kemmls, Campbell, Luiidy. Barker and Cunningham, op-1 positiou; total 31.'' The house laughed -when, just-lit; iho conclusion of the taking of, the'.' yolo, (leo. lloudley (OltOloWg) came y itli. W.-' -Wilson. and. three "declaring" that they favor Of Mr.. Davidson's; t Jpeakfir ruled tdal. they were loo hild.iliac It Ihe doors ot the house liail. not have got-In .while tie vole was in' progress cl being taken, v.. "I wonld like to ask wtaA the prac- tice of this honM Is rn 'regard 'to death-ted '.was a com- inent of James Weir n.l On a proposal made by Briga- dier-General Stewart, In Edmon- ton, it has been agreed that the Irrigation Sill drafted by Mr. Charlesworth, Deputy Minister of Public Workaj will be placed be- fore and explained ta the farmers before going before the commit- tee of the whole In the Legisla- ture. For this purpose Mr. Charles- worth will be In Uethbrldge on Monday with the bill to put the I LONDON, March Wil- soVs note in reply to tho latest com- munication of. tho Allied members on tho Adriatic nuesllou reached the Am- erican embassy hero today. It will bo delivered lo Karl Curan. the for- cign secretary, this ACT TOO STRICT fSncrhl In Tiio EDMONTON'. Jlarch a umber of members objecled Ihat the erms "of the new Children's Frotec- Ion Act wore entirely.too.stringent, he house Thursday night sent the back for revision after going Inlo t briefly. The chief pbjeclions were against the numerous provisions re- within S4 from pylvalo homes receiving women for i "'A'mb75'sIa'dor' will to llio incdlcal health tho in (0 officer; also from homes receiving fn-.curzon. Tim' Inslructionu.acnt wllli anls under tlio ago ot six years for (he noie.from wasblnglon contain no; nursing or maintenance, UneiUlon, of an arrangement for Its j publication. bill before the farmers of the dis- trict and to receive any suggest- ions .or advice they have to offer, A meeting is called at the Board of Trade building, on Monday morning, at 10 orclocV, and all farmers who are interested In Ir- rigation are urged to be present. General SUwart will be In the city on Saturday and will bring 'with him from Edmonton 50 copies of the bill. He will be present at the meeting called for' Monday; KORDEN7VND PARTY NOW IN CHARLESTON FOR WEEKS CHARLESTON, S; C.j March 5. Robert Bortfcn, premier of Canada, and lady Bdrden, accom- panied by i, W. Pujsley, secretary of the Canadian -''department of railways, have arrived here for a two weeks' The ot Premier Stewart's Is ration on tiw nbject p! Mr. David- Eon'3 motion was'that lie did .'riot to be- recorded as opposed lo idea oC Senate reform; probably, In-an election or campaign to achieve such' an object h6 would be found on side of those who sought such'.re-, rorms. But couEldered this malier one which would much better bo set- tled hy the representatives'of -the' federal government at Ottawa. CHARGE IT TO BOLSHIES BBhNK, Mnvch Idlest re- ports from Xurich strengthen the Im- Itresslon In oflicial circles that the bomlj attack flea'ust Iho Amcrlcau consiilalo may ho considered a Bol- ehovik prolesl against thQ deportation of "Reds" from tho United States and tho arrest of oilier radicals In that country. FAKE MESSENGERS ROBBERIKS OF DIVISION TUftDAY OTTAWA, March' By Ca- nadlan Press) Sir Fos- ter, acltng premier, announced loday. by arrangement wUii purly whips, a dlrlslon will he iaien on Tuesiiayinn the' ad- dress in reply to Iho speech (rom tho throne. NEW YORK. new rooberies In the district In whloh hogus mesEengers escop- cd with worth of bonds am! securities, wera reported last thefts Indicate that tlic tneiiseiigers arc wording under nr. inlelllgcnco to officials of Ilie which suf- fered through tho robberies. "The. that the messccftevs nonets the Informallon that they do they added, "that leakl are (iHlns placo within Iho stock, houses." Thefls awregatlng J200.000 have .hcsn roporttd In Iho last few BXOI.KHAHT. Out., Mnrcli jnr J'ullon of Kclso was (lie iiiunlmous [choice of Uie Cnnnervnllve cnnvcntldn j here yesterday, as Uie party'd csnili- kfinilris. 'Vljfi vacancy was cuincd by the ilonth of lion. Frank CochMne, j ot rallwaya and canals. j [A. flordon of ami John fClivrkc. of KnglGhart, vcrc nominated but withdrew in of Mitjor Pill- Jen. lOREBELLEADEf! 1 Has Instigator of Original Rev- olution Executed for Giving Away Secrets LONDON, -March N'ossar, tlio chief organizer of tho fkst Russian revolution, has been ed by order of Uio soviet authorities bevansa of his aulborshlp of a pam- phlet entitled "How Trotsky sold Rus- Informallon